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NO. I 


Season Started Well — Files Effective at All Times — 
Brown Makes Some Bad Errors 

Before a large crowd and favored by unus- 
ually good weather conditions for the time 
of year, Bowdoin took Brown into camp on 
Andrews field by a score of 5 to 4. The scor- 
ing was started by Bowdoin in her half of the 
second. Stanwood singled and was advanced 
by Regnier's fumbling of Files' line drive. 
Both men were advanced by Manter's sacrifice 
and later scored on Budlong's high throw 
which Minnerly fumbled. In the third Brown 
went ahead on passes, and a long drive by 
Raymond to center field. Bowdoin came back 
strong in the seventh. McDade flew out, Clif- 
ford drew a pass and scored on Stanwood's 
long drive to left field for three bases. Stan- 
wood scored on Files' pretty hit to left field 
which Gorman let go through his legs thereby 
allowing Files himself to score by some fast 
base running. As the game was the initial 
appearance for both teams, it was punctuated 
by freauent errors and devolved most of the 
time into a pitchers' battle. 

The score : 


Caldwell, cf o 

McDade, If o 

Clifford, lb I 

Stanwood, 3b 3 

Files, p I 

Manter, 2b o 

Lawless, ss 

Harris, rf o 

Bower, c i 

Totals 6 27 8 3 



Dennie, cf o i o 

Regnier, 2b I i 3 i 

Raymond, c i 9 i o 

Minnerly, ib o 13 o i 

Nourse, p o 5 o 

Budlong, 3b o I I 

Mansur, rf o o o i 

Mackfezie, If o o o i 

Gorman, If i o i 

Young, ss o I 2 I 

Innings i 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin 2 o o o 3 o o — 5 

Brown o I 3 o o o — 4 

Runs — Made by Stanw-ood 2, Files 2, Clifford, 
Young 2, Dennie, Regnier. Two-base hits — Reg- 
nier, Stanwood. Stolen bases — Manter, Clifford, 
Young. Base on balls — Off Files 5, off Nourse 3. 
Struck out, by Files 10, by Nourse g. Sacrifice hits, 
Raymond, Minnerly. Hit by pitched balls, Dennie, 
Regnier. Passed balls, Bower 2. Umpire, Rock. 
Time — 2h. 20m. 

Totals 2 


Bowdoin Loses, Score 6 to 2 — Weather Extremely Cold 

Seton Hall turned the tables on Bowdoin in 
its opening game by defeating the Brunswick 
sphere tossers by a score of 6 to 2. The cli- 
matic conditions were distinctly adverse to 
baseball. A high wind whose chill was bad 
for the players and as uncomfortable for the 
spectators, swept across the field from the 
north. This meant that good pitching, heavy 
hitting and accurate fielding were bound to 
be uncertain features of the game. The game 
was slow and devoid of any spectacular feat- 
ures. Meegan's drive for three bases with 
the bases full was the most exciting incident 
of the whole game. The score : • 


Caldwell, cf o o o i 

McDade, l.f o i o o 

Clifford, lb o 6 o o 

Stanwood, 3b o 4 I o 

Manter, 2b i I o 

Harris, p i I 3 i 

Lawliss, ss i o 

Hayes, r.f 0100 

Bower, c i 10 i 

3 24 6 2 
Seton Hall 


Clarke, c i i o 

Mahoney, r.f 2 2 o o 

Daly, 2b i 2 o 

Johnson, 3b 3 o 3 o 

Ferry, l.f., p I o O 

Meegan, cf i 9 o o 

Hillcock, ss 2 I 2 I 

Lynch, lb O 12 I 

Powers, p I 

Burke, r.f., p o i o o 

10 27 8 2 


Summary : Runs by Daly, Johnson 3, Ferry, Hill- 
cock, Stanwood, Bower. Two-base hits — Bower, 
Harris, Clarke. Johnson 2. Three-base hit — Mee- 
gan. Base on balls — Off Powers I, off Harris 2. 
Struck out — By Powers 6, by Burke 7, by Ferry 4, 
by Harris 11. Umpire — Fitzsimmons. Time of 
game — 2 lirs. i.s min. 

Scammon 4, off Gotz 2. Struck out — By Scammon 
2, by Gotz 2. Hit by Pitcher, Mowen, Fredricks, 
Files, Bower, Clifford. Two-base hit — Stanwood. 
Passed ball — Fredricks 2. 


Weather Fearfully Cold — Game Called in Seventh 

If the weather had seemed cold at South 
Orange the day before it seemed doubly cold 
to the Bowdoin players as they faced the N. 
Y. U. team on Ohio Field. So cold was the 
day that by mutual consent the game was 
called at the end of the seventh inning, N. Y. 
U. at that time having a lead of one run. 
Scammon, who pitched for us, had a "field 
day," as John called it, in the second inning. 
In' that inning N. Y. U. piled up five runs but 
from that time on Scam did well and N. Y. 
U. never had a look in until their half of the 
seventh when with the score tied Mowen, who 
had drawn a pass, scored after stealing second 
on Fisher's single thereby winning the game. 
Bowdoin fought an uphill game and would 
have won but for one unfortunate inning. 
The score : 



McDade, l.f o o o i i 

Caldwell, c.f 1 i i o o 

CUfford,' lb I I 7 o o 

Stanwood, 3b I 2 i i o 

Files, r.f i o I o o 

Manter, 2b I I 2 i o 

Lawlis, ss o o i i o 

Bower, c o 4 i o 

Scammon, p o o i 5 

5 -S *i8 9 I 
*Dane out. hit by batted ball. 

*Gamc called when N. Y. U. made winning run. 

New Vokk Univkksity 

R BIT ro A E 

Wessels, c.f o o o o 

Mowen, ib 1 o 12 o i 

Mannowitch, c.f i o o 

Fisher, 3I) i 3 2 i o 

Kerdon, 2b r o i i o 

Van Houten, ss i o i 6 o 

Dane, r.f I o o o 

Fredricks, c o o 2 i o 

Gotz, p I 2 2 6 o 

6 6 20* 15 I 
*Files out hit by batted ball. 

Score by Innings: 

Bowdoin ' o l o i o 3 0—.=; 

N. Y. U o 5 o o o I — 6 

Summary: Sacrifice hit— McDade. Stolen bases- 
Fisher, Ferdon, Dane, Files. Bases on balls— Off 


Fastest Game of Trip — Weather Cold but Crowd Large 

In what was by far the fastest game of the 
trip, Bowdoin defeated Princeton by a score 
of 5 to 2. The day was extremely cold so by 
mutual agreement between the captains and 
the two coaches, it was decided to call the 
game at ten minutes of three and play till 
4.15, both parties feeling that it hurt rather 
than aided a team to be exposed to such cold 
weather for two hours or more. Bowdoin did 
lier principal scoring in the fifth. Manter got 
to first on a single and stole second, Lawliss 
got to first on fielder's choice, the man trying 
to tag ]\Ianter dropping the ball, Harris hit a 
hot one to Harlan who let it go through him 
thus scoring Manter. This put Harris on first 
and Lawliss on second. Bower advanced 
them by a clever sacrifice and both men scored 
on McDade's pretty single. Neither Files or 
Heyniger let themselves out on account of the 
cold but considering the circumstances they 
both did some remarkable pitching. The 
feature of the game was McDade's throw 
from deep left cutting oflf sides at the plate. 
The score : 



McDade, l.f o i i i o 

Caldwell, c.f o 2 o 

Clifford, lb o 5 

Stanwood, 3b o o i 3 i 

Files, p I T I 6 o 

Manter, 2b 2 2 o o o 

Lawliss, ss i o o o i 

Harris, r.f i i i i o 

Bower, c o o 4 o 3 

,=; .■; *!,=; II 5 

■''Princi'ton did not lake their lialf of the sixth. 


Dillon, 2b 00021 

Fish, lb I I 13 o I 

Harlan, l.f o o i o i 

Vaughan, ss o 4 o 

Sides, .3b i 2 2 5 i 

Warwick, c.f o i o o 

Pitman, r.f o o i 

Dawson, c o i o i o 

Heyniger, p o o i 

2 4 18 12 4 
Score bv Tunings : 

Bowdoin ' o i o o 3 i— S 

Princeton o o o i i —2 


Summary : Double plays — Files to Clifford, Mc- 
Dade to Bower. Hit by pitcher — Fish. Stolen 
bases — Manter, Stanwood, Sides. Sacrifice hits — 
Clifford, Bower. Base on balls — Off Files 3, off 
Heyniger 2. Struck out — By Files 3. Passed ball 
— Bower. 


A little more than a year ago the General 
Education Board offered Bowdoin $50,000 on 
condition that the college would raise $200,' 
000 before March 31, 1908. This condition 
has been more than complied with and as a 
result our endowment is increased by about 
$275,000. This sum includes the promised 
$50,000 from the General Education Board, 
$50,000 from Mr. Carnegie and about $45,000 
from other men not graduates of the college. 
The remaining $130,000 was given by about 
four hundred and twenty-five of Bowdoin's 
alumni who responded to the call sent out last 
year. Of the whole sum, $117,000 has already 
been paid in and enough more will be paid 
soon to make the actual increase in cash, 
$130,000 within a short time. The list of the 
donors of this gift is not made public yet, but 
will probably come out in the President's 
annual report. 


Hughes and Bryan Defeated in Respective Parties — 
Mr. Taft Triumphs with a Majority of 48 Votes 

So far as it lies in the power of Bowdoin 
College to do it, Hon. William H. Taft of 
Ohio is elected next President of the United 
States. In the mock election held in Memo- 
rial Hall, Monday night, Taft supporters suc- 
ceeded in downing Gov. Charles E. Hughes 
of New York, and when brought to a party 
vote, the Republican faction defeated the 
Democrats with Gov. John A. Johnson of 
Minnesota at the head of the ticket, with a 
vote of 129 to 81. In unbounded enthusiasm 
the election was not a particle lacking. Cries 
of "Taft, Taft, bully for Taft, Bowdoin, Bow- 
doin, 'rah," mingled with the yells of the 
Hughes, Johnson and Bryan inen, made a 
combination which, when backed by the tradi- 
tional Bowdoin spirit, veritably threatened to 
"raise the roof." It was just like election day 
only more so. 

The meeting was presided over by A. T. 
Gould, '08. Speeches of nomination were 
limited to six minutes and seconding speeches 
and speeches from the floor to four. R. C. 
Clark, '08, was the first speaker, nominating 

Governor Charles E. Hughes, whose nomina- 
tion was seconded by Leon F. Timebrlake, 
"09. Robert M. Pennell, '09, named Governor 
John A. Johnson as the democratic nominee, 
and D. J. Ready, '10, made the seconding 
speech. William H. Taft was nominated by 
Walter P. Hinkley, '09, and the nomination 
was seconded by D. F. Koughan, '09. D. M. 
McDade, '09, made an eloquent appeal for 
the cause of William J. Bryan, whose nomi- 
nation was seconded by G. H. Buck, '09. As 
the last candidate Theodore Roosevelt was 
nominated by Alfred W. Stone, '10, and the 
nomination was seconded by E. Curtis Mat- 
thews, '10. 

Speeches from the floor were next in order 
and several responded to the call. Those who 
spoke for Gov. Hughes were Brewster, '09, 
and Stanley, '09; for Taft, McKusick, '11, 
and Burton, '09 ; for Gov. Johnson, Clifford, 
'10, and McLaughlin, '10; for Bryan, Ensign 
Otis, '08. 

The House then proceeded to ballot for 
candidates in the two parties. As the result 
of this vote, out of 241 ballots cast, Mr. Taft 
had 107, Mr. H^ughes 78, Mr. Johnson 40, 
Mr. Bryan 12, Mr. Roosevelt 4. Mr. Taft 
was declared nominated as the Republican 
candidate, and Gov. Johnson as the Demo- 
cratic candidate. The small vote which Mr. 
Roosevelt polled was dtie to the sharp compe- 
tition between the two leading candidates, 
rather than to any animosity towards Mr. 

On the final party ballot 210 votes were 
cast, 129 of which went for Hon. William 
H. Taft who was solemnly declared elected 
President of the United States, amid the 
cheers of the assembled throng. 


Promises to be the Best Yet — Something Attractive in 
the Way of Souvenirs 

The Annual Bowdoin Rally will be held in 
Memorial Hall this evening at 8 o'clock. The 
speakers will be Professor George T. Files, 
Farnsworth G. Marshall, '03, Dr. D. A. Rob- 
inson, '73, Hon. C. T. Hawes, '76, Coach 
John Irwin, Hon. William T. Cobb, '78, Gen. 
O. O. Howard, '58, and others. The souvenir 
this year will be something entirely new and 
original, in the shape of an attractive leather 
tobacco pouch filled with the weed, and a 
corn cob pipe and box of matches thrown in. 
The band will furnish music. 



Published every Friday of the Collegi. 

BY THE Students of 



KENNETH R. TEFFT, 1909 Editor-in-Chief 

WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Ass't Editor-in-Chief 

Associate Editors 

H. H. BURTON, igog H. G. INGERSOLL, igio 

P. J. NEWMAN, igog P. B. MORSS, 1910 

J. J. STAHL, igog THOMAS OTIS, igio 

W. E. ROBINSON, 1910 

GUY P. ESTES, 1909 Business Manager 


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All communications regarding subscriptions should 
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Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
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Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick : 

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Lewiston Journal Press 


APRIL 17, 1908 

On behalf of the outgoing 
An Appreciation Board, the Orient takes 

this opportunity to extend 
its vote of thanks to Prof. George T. Little for 
his able and generous assistance during the 
past year in conducting the" Alumni column. 
We appreciate the favor still more when we 
consider that his labors were carried on in 
connection with his duties as librarian of the 
college, thereby devolving upon him a double 

It is our aim that the Orient shall contain 
matters equally of interest to undergraduate 
and graduate and we trust that the Alumni 
will co-operate with us in this undertaking, 
that they will feel in a word at liberty to com- 
mand our columns for communications perti- 
nent to college policy, college successes or col- 
lege shortcomings. We solicit communica- 
tions from the various class secretaries as to 

the movements and fixtures of the various 
members of their classes in order that the 
Orient may fulfill its task of being a Bow- 
doin publication for Bowdoin men. 

May 9, and May 16 ^e argue the importance 
of the New England 
meet, and the smallness of the Maine meet 
in determining Bowdoin's athletic stand- 
ard as a New England college, from the fact 
that last year all of the University of Maine's 
46} points, and all of Bowdoin's 45-J points 
in the Maine meet gave Maine but two, and 
Bowdoin but five points at Worcester. But 
this same argument is the one that should act 
as a call to the lesser lights of our track squad, 
for it means that here in the state, there is 
a chance for inen of but ordinary ability to 
be of great service to the athletics of the col- 
lege. The Triangular Meet on May 9, and 
the Maine Meet on ]\Iay 16, are going to 
mean much to Bowdoin, one, as the first ath- 
letic meet in which we have ever met the 
whole track team of a Massachusetts College; 
and the other, as the meet that will decide, 
on our home grounds — where we have never 
been defeated, — the championship of Maine. 
The two meets will mean much to Bowdoin, 
and she must do her best to win, but she 
cannot win with a score much short of fifty 
points — which means many seconds and thirds 
from our average men, and if we are to bring 
back the days of 1903 when we held our last 
athletic lueet on Whittier Field, it will take 
67 points, or twenty solid points from new 
material. But conditions are very different 
from what they used to be, and for new mate- 
rial, Bowdoin needs every track man who is 
on the college enrollment, and needs him as 
a willing worker, one who is willing to work 
for a third place for the good of the college, 
and not to work for his B. 

Track has an opportunity for every kind 
of a man, and at least every man who has 
made any other of Bowdoin's athletic teams 
should turn out and go into strict training for 
the next five weeks, to do everything that he 
can do to help along the track team in its 
fight to keep the record of our home field a 
clean one of victories. With one meet at 
Lewiston, and the other on Whittier Field, 
Bowdoin will undoubtedly send into both 
meets a full entry list, and therefore there is 
offered this spring a greater opporunity than 
ever before in Bowdoin's history, for track 
men to make good, and at the very least, the 


five weeks of training to which nearly every 
man in college should now subject himself, 
cannot fail to do him good. And this training 
will do him more than physical good, for he 
will be sacrificing a little something for the 
sake of his college with the inevitable result, 
not only that Bowdoin will have more love 
for him, but that he will have more love for 





Baseball practice. 
Track work. 
Make-up gym. 
Annual College Rally. 




Baseball practice. 
Track work. 
Make-up gym. 


Patriots' Day — Easter Sunday. 

10.4s A.M. Rev. William H. P. Faunce, Presi- 
dent of Brown University, Providence, R. I., will be 
the College Preacher. 

S.oo P.M. Sunday Chapel. Rev. William H. P. 
Faunce will speak. There will be a violin duet by 
Kendrie, 'lo, and Kellogg, 'li, and 
the ciuartette. 


Adjourns in all courses. 

10.00 A.M. Bowdoin vs. Pine State 

selection by 


2.30 P.M. 

4.30 P.M. 

6.0u P.M. 

7.30 P.M. 
ville, Mass. 

3.00 P.M. 

330 P.M. 

4.30 P.M. 

7.QO P.M. 


Pine State A. 

A. in Port- 
A. in Port- 

Make-up gym. 

Deutscher Verein meeting at the Inn. 

Jump-Brock wedding at West Somer- 


Baseball practice. 

Track work. 

Make-up gym. 

Judge B. B. Lindsey speaks before the 

Saturday Club in the Town Hall. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Track work. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 

7.30 P.M. C. S. Johnson of Waterville, speaks 
before the Good Government Club. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Track work. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Track work. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 
Beta Theta Pi reception and dance. 
7.30 P.M. Bowdoin-Syracuse Debate in Memorial 


2.30 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.00 P.M. Track work. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 
7.00 P.M. A. K. K. banquet and 
ette, Portland. 



La fay- 


All students who have not turned in the 
blanks which were given out at the mass-meet- 
ing on March 23, will please give them to the 
registrar as soon as possible, so that they may 
be used as purposed. Any students desiring 
more of these blanks will find a supply of them 
at the library desk. 

In view of the large audience which bids 
fair to greet Judge Lindsey of Colorado when 
he lectures before the Saturday Club and the 
college on Tuesday, April 21st, the place has 
been changed from Memorial to Town Hall. 
Judge Lindsey, the founder of the Juvenile 
Court, who is called the "Kids' Friend" will 
give an account of his experiences in this 
great work. The students of the college are 
admitted free. Those desiring reserved seats 
may have them by applying at Meserve's 
Drug Store at 9 o'clock, Saturday morning, 
April 1 8th. 


A New Organization on Original Lines 

Due to a movement which has become prev- 
alent and popular throughout the colleges and 
due to the efforts of Professor Allen Johnson, 
a new club has been formed at Bowdoin. 
This club is to be known as The Good Gov- 
ernment Club. The club is to have as its pur- 
pose the study of the problems of govern- 
ment arising in cities, in states and in the 
nation itself. It is to have to do particularly 
"with the work of Bowdoin Alumni, who, 
either as citizens or as public servants, are 
actively striving to secure the ends of popu- 
lar government." The alumni of the college 
are to be made corresponding members upon 
vote of the active members and it is purposed 
that these corresponding members shall write 
about or send prospectii of the local or 
national problems with which they come in 
contact. On Wednesday, April 22, C. S. 
Johnson of Waterville, will present the feat- 
ures of the scheme for referendum in the 
State of Maine and at a date in the near 
future another speaker will be secured to give 
the club the adverse side of the question. 


Other speakers on different subjects will be 
secured as time goes on. The following is 
the constitution which the club has adopted. 

Article I. The name of this Club shall be the 
Bovvdoin Good Government Club. 

Article II. The purpose of the Club shall be to 
keep the members in touch with problems of gov- 
ernment in city, state and nation, and more partic- 
ularly with the work of those Bowdoin alumni, 
who, either as citizens or as public servants, are 
actively striving to secure the ends of popular gov- 

Article III. Active membership in the Club shall 
be restricted to the Senior and Junior classes. 

Article IV. Alumni of the college may be made 
corresponding members of the club upon vote of 
the active members. 

Article V. The officers of the Club shall be a 
President and a Secretary-Treasurer. These offi- 
cers shall be elected annually by the active members 
of the Club, and, together with the Instructor in 
Political Science, shall constitute an executive com- 

Article VI. The annual fee shall be determined 
by a majority vote of the active members of the 

Article VII. A vote of a majority of the active 
members shall be necessary to elect new members 
of the Club. 

Article VIII. These articles may be amended by 
a majority vote of the active members of the Club. 


Pres. W. H. P. Faunce, D.D., of Brown 
University will occupy the pulpit at the 
Church on the Hill, Easter Sunday, as the 
next college preacher. Mr. Faunce is a grad- 
uate of Brown and Newton Seminary and has 
also received degrees from Harvard and Yale. 
He entered the ministry as pastor of the Bap- 
tist Church at Springfield. After occupying 
that pulpit for a few years he was called, in 
1889, to the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church of 
New York City, the most conspicuous pulpit 
of that denomination in the country. Ten 
years later he gave up active work in the 
ministry to take up the duties of the presi- 
dency of Brown University. Dr. Faunce 
is a college president who needs no introduc- 
tion to Bowdoin men. 


The Eta Charge of Theta Delta Chi gave 
their annual dance and house party March 27, 
the last Friday of the winter term. A 
reception was held at the house from 3 to 5 
and dancing began at 9. The patronesses 
were Mrs. William DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. Frank 
E. Woodruff", Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. 

Franklin C. Robinson, and Mrs. Frank W. 

Among the young ladies present at the 
dance were Miss Elizabeth Conant, Miss Hat- 
tie Brazier, Miss Leona Curtis, Miss Louise 
Malley of Portland, Miss Mary Stowell of 
Pittsfield, Miss Adelaide Lowell of Auburn, 
Miss Harriet Kelsey of Freeport, Miss EUie 
Hawes of Westbrook, Miss Margaret Kent 
of Lancaster, Miss Avesia Stone of Lynn, 
Mass., Miss Madeline Clifford, Miss Berle 
Mitchell, Miss Eleanor Leydon of Bath, Miss 
Frances Little, Miss Helen Johnson and ]\Iiss 
Anne Johnson of Brunswick, Miss Agnes 
Colby of Topsham, Miss Marion Dana of 
Westbrook, Miss Helen Dana, Miss Eleanor 
Linton of Smith College, Miss Marjorie Elms 
of Simmons College, Miss Sarah Moody of 
Bath, Miss Leonora Stuart of South Paris, 
and Miss Lillian Woodcock of East Wilton. 

The committee in charge was J. A. Davis, 
'08, Harrison Atwood, '09, J. F. Hamburger, 
'10, FL W. Davie, '10, F. P. Richards, '11. 


The chapel service, Sunday, was conducted 
by President Flyde. His talk in brief was as 
follows : 

"There are many forces now at work in 
the world to make the different faiths one. 
The Christian Endeavor Movement and the 
Y. M. C. A. are working to bring the young 
people together. I can announce that a great 
step has been made in this direction here at 
Bowdoin. We are legally separated from 
connection with any one denomination. 

"When the college was chartered there was 
no idea of making it denominational but about 
fifty years ago the Congregationalists, who 
were in the majority on the governing boards, 
fearing lest some other denomination should 
get control made it impossible bv founding 
three professorships with certain restrictions 
for the college to become anything but Con- 
gregational. A decree has now been granted 
by the Maine Supreme Court '"" which the 
last of these professorships, the Collins profes- 
sorship, given for the purpose of hiring a 
Congregational minister, may be used for 
obtaining a Y. M. C. A. secretary. 

"But now that we are legally separated 
from the church we oug'ht not to give it up. 
It makes little difference to which church a 
man is connected if he is faithful to one and 
remembers that it is one great church which 
we are all serving in the dift'erent forms." 


Colleoe Botes 

Annual BOWDOIN RALLY, Memorial Hall Tonight, at 7.30 

Knowlton, '95, was in town last Saturday. 

Outside reading in French II. is due April 24. 

Whitmore, '11, is singing at tlie "Pastime" this 

The class in Chemistry II. is now taking a course 
in mineralogy. 

The chapel bell hereafter will ring at ten minutes 
of five on Sundays. 

Bill Sparks has returned to Kent's Hill where he 
will coach baseball during the remainder of the 

S. W. Pierce, '11, was out of college last week 
with the grippe. He returned Sunday. 

W. T. Phillips, '09, is confined at his home in 
Westbrook with pneumonia. 

The political germ seems to have left the college 
with a chronic case. 

Ralph Sawyer, '07, spent the week end with 
friends here in college. 

The last Art Building talk by Prof. Henry John- 
son occurred last Tuesday. 

Cole, '11, was called to his home last Friday" by 
the death of his grandmother. 

Smith, '08, left for New York Wednesday to enter 
the International Banking Company. 

The track candidates were timed last Monday. 
Although the track was wet some good time was 

P. B. Morss, '10, officiated at the chapel organ 
during the absence of Cushing, '09, who has been 
in New York. 

Mr. Richard E. Shaw, '06, with The International 
Banking Corporation, was the guest of Tuttle, '10, 
Wednesday, while on his way to the Manila office. 

Professor Brown was called to Philadelphia by 
the illness of relatives shortly before the Spring 
Recess, and his classes were presided over by Fair- 
clough, '08. 

Bickmore, '11, who was out of college on account 
of sickness the last week of the winter term, has 
recovered and came back at the opening of this 

Reprints of an article on Standard Oil by Harold 
J. Howland, published in the October Magazine 
number of the Outlook are to be obtained at the 
desk in the Library. 

Dr. Whittier had an article of interest to Bowdoin 
men in last Sunday's Boston Globe, in which he 
declared himself against the policy of shortening 
schedules of college athletic teams. 

Although there were only about a dozen students 
in Brunswick, when the news of the Princeton 
game came in, the chapel bell rang just as loudly as 
ever to let the town hear about the victory. 

Professor and Mrs. George T. Little have 
announced the engagement of their daughter. Miss 
Rachel T. Little, to Ray W. Pettingill of Augusta, 
a graduate of the college in the Class of '99 and 
now an Austin teaching-fellow at Harvard. 

The Track Association has purchased a new pair 
of extension jumping standards. These are a great 
improvement over the old pair. 

There was some difficulty in getting the news of 
the game last Saturday night, until some of the tel- 
ephone operators persuaded the Worcester exchange 
to telephone to Princeton for the score. 

Owing to the unsettled condition of the U. of M. 
athletic field caused by an attempt to drain it more 
thoroughly, all the baseball games scheduled for 
Oroiio will be played at Maplewood Park, Bangor, 
this year. 

Watson and Dennis of the Freshman Class walked 
from college to their homes in Medford, Mass., this 
vacation. Both say that they enjoyed the walk ^- 
greatly and were in good condition after their 150- 
mile jaunt. 

There will be a debate at the first Baptist Church 
in Bath next Tuesday evening between Brewster, 
Burton and Ready, on one side and Hyde, Harris 
and Robinson, on the other. The question is the 
same as that in the Bradbury and Syracuse debates. 

In the March number of the Kappa Alpha Theta 
Fraternity Magazine an article written by Mrs. 
Woodrufif reviewing the fraternity situation at Bow- 
doin, was published. Mrs. Woodrufif has always 
been prominent in the Kappa Alpha Theta work 
and was a prime mover in getting a charter for the 
chapter at The University of Vermont. 

The Octopus Club gave a banquet in honor of 
H. A. Jump who departs their ranks on April 20th / 

to celebrate his marriage. Mr. Jump will be the 7^ 
second member the club has lost since its organiza- 
tion last fall, Mr. Hastings having been married 
last Christmas. Three married men, Mr. Allen 
Johnson, Mr. H. B. Hastings and Mr. W. T. Fos- 
ter were the guests of honor at the banquet. They 
were called upon for remarks and they were fol- 
lowed by the members of the club in turn, they 
being Messrs. K. C. M. Sills, A. M. Edwards, R. B. 
Stone, G. A. Howe, C. T. Burnett, G. G. Wilder. 

A baseball league composed of teams picked from 
the Freshman delegations of the eight fraternities 
is being formulated. As yet no definite schedule 
has been arranged, but managers and captains were 
elected Monday evening and a conference will soon 
be held at which a regular schedule will be drawn 
up and a time set for playing the games. It is 
thought that the custom which is in vogue at Brown 
may be adopted. There, the inter-frat. games take 
place at 6 a.m. — seven inning games being played. 
The first local games took place Wednesday after- 
noon when the Delta Kappa Epsilon Freshmen play 
the Delta Upsilon aggregation on the delta, and the 
Zeta Psi's met the Psi Upsilon team on Whittier 


The Republican contingent of the college met in 
Banister Hall, Thursday evening, to form a Repub- 
lican Club of Bowdoin College. The meeting was 
called to order by Albert T. Gould, '08. and a con- 
stitution was proposed and accepted by the Club. 
Officers were elected as follows : President, Harold 
H. Burton, 'Dg, Secretary-Treasurer Clyde C. Dem- 
ing, '10: Executive Committee, H. H. Burton, 
'09; ex officio, R. H. Files, '09, J. J. Stahl, '09, D. F. 


Koughan, '09, L. F. Timberlake, '09. It was voted 
to have a Club shingle. 

The Club will from time to time have prominent 
speakers from nearby cities, and in this way keep the 
college in touch with the interests of the republi- 
can presidential candidate. 


A Democratic Club has been organized with 
Atwood, '09, as President; Commins, '10, Vice-Pres- 
ident ; Pennell, '09, Secretary-Treasurer ; Donnell, 
'08, W. R. Crovvley, '08, and J. D. Cliflford, '10, 
Executive Committee. Resolutions were drawn up 
and signed by about forty men whereby the signers 
pledged themselves to support the Democratic can- 
didates for President in the election next fall. The 
Club declared itself for Johnson. 


On the last evening of the winter term a very 
pleasant informal dance was given at the Delta 
Upsilon House. Music was furnished by Dana's 
Orchestra of Auburn. The patronesses were Mrs. 
Samuel S. Thompson of Brunswick, and Mrs. W. 
A. Hill of Rockland. The following young ladies 
were present: Miss Damie Rose, Miss Katherine 
Buffam, Miss Lou Cobb, Miss Elizabeth Fuller of 
Rockland, Miss O'Neil, Miss Treise, Miss Blanche 
Lennon, Miss Grace Thompson, of Portland ; Miss 
Ida Smith, Miss Edna Scott, Miss Lucy Stetson, 
Miss Johnson of Brunswick ; Miss Agnes Campbell, 
Mechanic Falls; Miss Totman, Bath; Miss Alice 
Bryant, Miss Laura Weare of Auburn ; Miss Lou 
Sylvester, Bowdoinham ; Miss Marguerite Lyman, 
Somerville, Mass. ; Miss Gladys Umberhein, Tops- 
ham; Miss Adeline Brett, Bridgton ; Miss Mabel 
Hunter, Farmington. 


The wedding of Rev. Herbert A. Jump and Miss 
Mae Brock of West Somerville, Mass., takes place 
Monday evening at 7.30 o'clock at the Third Uni- 
versalist Church. West Somerville. Dr. Charles T. 
Burnett is one of the ushers. Mr. Jump expects to 
return to Brunswick to occupy his pulpit May 3d. 


The New England Convention of Delta LIpsilon 
was held with the Brown Chapter on April 9th and 
loth. The delegates from the Bowdoin Chapter 
were Harry H. Hayes, '08, and Ernest H. Pottle, '09. 


The dates set of House Parties for tlie remainder 
of the year are as follows : 
April 24— Beta Theta Pi. 
May I — Delta Upsilon. 
June 3 — Psi Upsilon. 
June 3 — Zeta Psi. 

Hlumni Bepavtment 

'51. — A bronze tablet to the memory of Colonel 
Augustus Choate Hamlin, placed by the Massa- 
chusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion, was unveiled in the Bangor City 
Hall, April 3. Gen. Joseph S. Smith of Bangor, 
presided. The tablet, which was covered by the 
American flag, was unveiled by Miss Louise Ham- 
lin. Gen. Smith introduced Rear Admiral John 
F. Merry, commander, and Capt. Charles H. Porter, 
recorder of Massachusetts Commandery. Prayer 
was offered by Rev. Dr. David Nelson Beach, presi- 
dent of the Bangor Theological Seminary, and 
Mayor John F. Woodman accepted the tablet. Capt. 
Porter gave the record of Col. Hamlin and Prof. 
John S. Sewall gave an address of appreciation 
Rev. Henry S. Burrage of the National Home at 
Togus, chaplain-in-chief of the Loyal Legion, pro- 
nounced the benediction. 

'54. — John Glidden Stetson, for forty-two years 
clerk of the United States Circuit Courts, died at his 
home, 42 Highland Street, Roxbury, March 30, 1908, 
after an illness of several weeks. Death was due to 
pneumonia. About two months ago Mr. Stetson 
became ill with pneumonia, but seemed to have 
recovered when the relapse came that ended in his 
death. Mr. Stetson was appointed deputy clerk of 
the United States Circuit Court on February i, 1864, 
and held that position until October i, 1866, when 
he was appointed clerk. This position he held until 
June 16, 1891, when, at the organization of the 
United States Circuit Court of Appeals, he was 
made clerk, a position he held until his death. In 
1872 Mr. Stetson was appointed master in chancery 
and commissioner of the Circuit Court. The office 
of commissioner was abolished in 1897. On Octo- 
ber 17, 1907, Mr. Stetson was appointed Lhiited 
States commissioner. For many years Mr. Stetson 
had acted as master in cases pending in the Federal 
courts. Among the important cases which were 
heard before Mr. Stetson as master were : The 
Sterling Ale case, the Hobb box machine cases, the 
Sampson, Murdock directory case ; Westinghouse 
Electric Companv vs. Stanley Electric Company ; 
American Tube Works vs. Bridgewater Iron Com- 
pany, and Nashua & Lowell Railroad corporation 
vs. Boston & Lowell Railroad cases. Mr. Stetson 
was born at Newcastle, Me., February 28, 1833, and 
was the son of Captain Joseph Stetson, a sea captain 
prominent in his day. His early education he 
received at Lincoln Academy. After graduation 
from Bowdoin he went West and tauglit school in 
Ohio. He was also principal of the Columbus, O., 
High School and the Walnut Hill High School in 
Cincinnati. A few years later he returned to Mas- 
sachusetts and entered the Harvard Law School, 
from which he was graduated in i860. The next 
four years he spent in the law business at Port- 
land, but left his practice in 1864 to accept the posi- 
tion as deputy clerk. The greater part of his time, 
when not engaged in the court, he spent with his 
family at his home in Roxbury. He is survived by 
his widow, one son and a daughter. For many 
years he was a vestryman at St. James's Episcopal 
Church. Roxbury. He had also served as a trustee 
of the Roxbury Institution for Savings. Mr. Stet- 
son was a loyal friend of Bowdoin and a liberal 
contributor to the recent increase of its endowment. 




NO. 2 


Crimson Pulls Out with a Scant Majority — Timely 

Hits by Harvard and Costly Errors by 

Bowdoin Do the Business 

In a game which tried the nerves of the par- 
tisans of both colleges severely. Harvard 
wiped out her defeat of last year by a score 
of 4 to 3. Harvard started her scoring in her 
half of the first. Leonard secured his base on 
an error by Manter. Files caught Leonard 
napping, but Clifford let the ball go through 
him and Leonard rested on second. Keefe hit 
safely and stole second, Leonard having 
scored on Keefe's hit. Keefe stole third and 
scored on fielder's choice. A repetition of this 
inning occurred in the Harvard half of the 
sixth when with errors by Stanwood, Clifford 
and Lawliss the bases were filled for Harvard 
and on Dana's single Briggs and Simons 
scored. Bowdoin fought hard and at five dif- 
ferent times filled the bases but with the lit- 
tle fortune which usually smiles on baseball 
under a cloud for them, they were only able to 
score three runs. Files was more effective 
than e'ther Brennan or Slater but the ragged 
support given him by the team discounted his 
good work. Li this connection, the Orient 
wishes to thank Mr. G. C Purington, Jr., for 
his efforts and the Boston Alumni for their 
willingness to provide the means for the team 
to stay over in Boston and meet Llarvard in 
a postponed game. The score : 


Leonard. 3b o i 

Keefe, 2b o i 3 

Briggs, lb 2 8 2 2 

Simons, ss o o i i 

Lanigan, If o 2 

Kemble, cf o I o 

Haydock, rf o o 

Dana, rf i o o 

Currier, c o 13 o 

Brennan, p 2 o o 

Slater, p I 

*Pounds o o o 

Totals 3 27 8 3 



Lawless, ss i i 5 2 

McDade, If 

Caldwell, cf i i i o 

Stanwood, 3b o I i I 

Files, p I I 2 o 

Manter, 2b i 3 3 o 

Clifford, lb i 14 o 3 

Harris, rf o o o 

Bower, c o 3 3 

Hayes, rf o o 

Totals 5 24 IS 6 

*Batted for Brennan in sixth. 

Innings i 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Harvard 2 o o 2 o o — 4 

Bowdoin i o i o i o — 3 

Runs made — By Leonard, Keefe, Briggs, Dana, 
McDade 2, Files. Three-base hit — Manter. Stolen 
bases — McDade, Keefe, Briggs, Lanigan, Kemble, 
Dana. Base on balls — Off Brennan, off Slater, off 
Files 3. Struck out — By Brennan 6, by Slater 7, by 
Files 3. Double play — Caldwell to Clifford. Hit by 
pitched Balls — Lawless, Clifford, Currier, Manter. 
Umpire — Clarkson. Time — 2h. 


Second Game E even Innings — Scammon Allowed Pine 
Tree Only Two Hits in orenoon 

There were two well played games at Pine 
Tree Park, Monday, betv^een Bowdoin and 
Pine Tree. Pine Tree won in the forenoon 
and Bowdoin in the afternoon. 

Pine Tree 

ab r bh po a e 

Conroy, ib . 3 o- i 4 o 

Allen, 2b 210020 

McDaniels, c 3 i 10 o 

Hanson, If 3 o 2 o o 

Williams, cf 3 I i 2 

Wilson, 3b 3 o I 2 o 

Kilfedder, ss 3 3 o 

D winal, p i o o o 

Jordan, rf • 2 i o 

Totals 23 2 2 21 4 o 


ab r bh po a e 

Lawliss. ss 2 o I o i 

McDade, If 3 o i i o 

Caldwell, cf 3 o o o i 

Manter, 2b 5 i i i 2 

Purington, rf 3 2 o o o 

Wandtke, 3b 3 o o i i i 

Hughes, lb 3 o 8 i 

Hayes, c o o $ o o 

Scammon, p 2 6 

Totals 22 o 2 18 9 4 



Pine Tree 2 o x — 2 

Stolen bases — McDaniels, Purington. First base 
on ball — Off Dwinal, 3 ; off Scanimon. 2. Struck 
out — By Dwinal, 8; by Scammon, 5. Double play — 
MeDade and Manter. Time — 1.15. Umpire — Flavin. 


Memorial Hall Well Filled with Loyal Bowdoin Men— 
Gov. Cobb and Gen. Howard Unable to be Present 

The Fifth Annual Bowdoin Rally was held 

The Afternoon Game '" ^le^orial Hall, Fridayevening of last week, 

and despite the fact that three of the speakers 
It required 1 1 innings to decide the second sent their regrets at the last moment, it proved 
contest, which was exciting from start to to be one of the most successful that the col- 
finish. Bowdoin played a cleaner game than lege has seen. The Rally Committee are to be 
Pine Tree and Pop Williams put "em over in complimented upon the many original ideas, 
good shape for the home team while Flarris which did so much towards making the affair 
pitched nicely for the collegians. Bowdoin enjoyable. Contrary to the usual custom the 
took a brace in the ninth inning, a combination seats were arranged around the sides of the 
of errors and two clean hits tying the score, room, with punch bowls in the center, a thing 
Up to this time Pine Tree had a cinch and which aided much in making the affair delight- 
Bowdoin won out in the nth. 2CIanter sin- fully informal. It seemed more in the nature 
gled, stole second and Bower made his third of a family gathering than an audience. The 
clean hit of the game, scoring the winning souvenir presented to each man present was 
run. A fast double play in the loth cut off a tobacco pouch and corn cob pipe. 
Portland's chances of scoring in that inning The toast-master of the evening was Arthur 
and Griffin got as far as third in the nth. L. Robinson, 08. Prof. Hutchins was called 
The score: upon as the first speaker, taking as his subject 
Bowdoin. The Athletic Council. Prof. Hutchins said, 
.\B R BH po .\ E "There is a great deal of discussion about the 

Lawliss, ss 5 i i i i success of college athletics. There are good 

CaWwen: 'ef.- .■.■:.•.■.■.■;.■ .■.•4 I I T C ° and bad athletics. We believe that here_ at 

Stanwood, 3b 5 i i i i i Bowdom we have genume healthy athletics, 

Hanter, 2b 5 i 1 i 2 participated in by students who are here for 

Bower, c 6 i 3 5 3 college work only. There is also good and 

Kgtoni-f::: :::::::: 6 o t 'I I ". bad enthusiasm, when a man subscribes 

Harris, p s i 2 11 2 $10.00 to athletics and pays $2.50 he has the 

— — — — — — wrong" kind of enthusiasm. To show such a 

Totals 47 5 10 3j iS 5 spirit is nothing more or less than an insult 

to the manager, and to the college. Every 

Pine Iree ^^^^^^ should show his interest by doing as 

Ai' K EH PC A E much, and no more than he is able. We need 

^°"''°^', 6 o I ^T ^ two kinds of support, muscular and financial." 

Hanson If. ..... ...... . 6 i 2 i o 2 Telegrams and letters from Gov. Cobb, Gen. 

William's, p .t o i o i i i Howard, Dr. D. A. Robinson and C. T. 

Wilson, 3b 400222 Hawes were read by the toast-master. All 

Kilfedder, ss 5 o i o i i had a good word for the Rally and regretted 

Dwinal, cf 2 00 o o .,,.'=' ^ , . -^ ^'^ 

McDaniels, cf..! 3 i i i i o "'■'it important business engagements pre- 

Jordan, rf'. ..,;.' 5 i i 2 o vented them from being present. Farnsworth 

Griffin, c 5 o 2 7 3 G. Marshall, "03, was the next speaker. Mr. 

,., , ~c ~ ~ '~ ~ ~ Marshall took as his theme the Bowdoin spirit 
"*' ■* ~^ manifested in the financial aid which the 
Bowdoin 100 1000020 1—5 alumni gave the college in her recent success- 
Pine Tree 00200200000— 4 ,, ^^^.^ , .1 r- ■ r 1 

ful attempt to get upon the Carnegie founda- 
Earned runs-Pine Tree 2, Bowdoin Two-base jjo, ^^ ^^gH ^s in baseball, football and track, 
hits — Bowers. Jordan. Stolen bases — Manter, Law- . v^ 1 t • ui i. 1 .. 
lis, .Mien, Williams. Sacrifice hits-McDade, Cald^ As Coach Irwin was unable to be present, 
well. Wilson. First base on called balls— Off Harris, Captain Stanwood spoke in behalf of the base- 
off Williams 3. Hit by pitched ball— By Williams, ball team. He outlined the plaij of the 
Lawlis Struck out— By Harris 5, by Williams 7- season's work and told of the work of each 
Passed balls — By Bower. Double plays — Manter and , , 1 ^1 , ^i r 1 -r- ~ 
Hughes, Williams, Griffin and Conroy. Time- 2 hrs. '"'-^'i who has made the team thus far, hailing 
Umpire— Flavin. Eddie Files as one of the leading American 



college pitchers. G. C. Purington, '04, spoke 
the sentiments of the Alumni Club of Boston. 
Mr. Purington advocated the policy of extend- 
ing our field of athletics to colleges outside the 
State. Air. Purington, by the way, is the man 
who canvassed the alumni of Boston for 
money to keep the baseball team at Harvard 
to play the postponed game last week. Coach 
Morrill spoke as the exponent of track ath- 

. Thomas H. White, '03, as the next speaker 
was introduced as the instigator of the Col- 
lege Rally. It was due to his efforts that the 
first Rally was held five years ago. Mr. White 
announced that the Class of 1903 would hold 
its fifth reunion this commencement and 
extended an invitation to every undergraduate 
to participate in the festivities at that time. 
The last speaker was Prof. Files who said in 
part : 

"It is a fine thing for students and faculty . 
to get together like this once in a while and 
have a smoker. I can remember the day that 
Bowdoin won the Worcester Meet and I want 
to see it done at least once more before I die. 
At least we must never lose a Maine Meet 
again. In order to carry out our purposes we 
must have unity and a rally like this means 
unity. W'e have been told that in order to 
have unity we must have a College Commons, 
but I am not in favor of a Commons for Bow- 
doin. We are not in a condition that would 
warrant the establishment of a Commons. 
The good and the glory of old Bowdoin should 
be the only consideration for Bowdoin men. 
If we but foster the Bowdoin spirit by such 
occasions as this Rally we need have no fear 
that the Bowdoin teams will lose." 

The evening as wound up by some rousing- 
cheers for college and classes, and by march- 
ing around the hall singing Phi Chi. 


Easter Services Conducted by President W. H. P. 
Faunce of Brown 

The Easter Chapel Service was conducted 
by Professor Chapman and the speaker was 
President W. PI. P.. Faunce, D.D., of Brown 
University. Dr. Faunce is a very effective 
speaker and his words left a strong impression 
upon those who heard them. He said, in part: 

There are two things that every college 
man ought to get. They are the power of 
appreciation and the power to do hard things 
for the sake of a reward that is far off. Let 
us first consider the power of appreciation. I 
am inclined to believe that the college of fifty 
years ago was actually richer in appreciation 
than the one of to-day. Our colleges have per- 
haps gone to the other extreme and put their 
emphasis on a knowledge of facts. A knowl- 
edge of facts makes a man an agent, but it is 
the power of appreciation that makes him 
know the real joys of life. At the hotel this 
morning, I chanced to pick up a time table. 
Now in a time table there is no imagination, 
no sentiment, nothing but the barest statement 
of facts. After laying down this table, I 
chanced to pick up a volume of poems and I 
read it with great enjoyment for an hour. In 
this book I did not find a single new fact, but 
I found new light on all facts. Not long ago 
one of the wealthiest men of the country said 
to me that his life had been a failure because 
in the struggle after facts he had become dead 
to the sense of appreciation. Someone said, 
in jest, that the best educated man is the one 
who can get the most fun out of a five doilar 
bill. If you will let me p'ck out the fun 1 will 
say that this definition is true. It is the man 
who gets the most out of the beauty of natire, 
out of the voices of children, out of college, 
church, and home that is the best educated 
man. JMillions, to-day, are singing and think- 
ing of God, but tens of thousands are mop ng 
at home, utterly oblivious to the fact that 
Christ came and died for them. They get 
nothing from Christ, they say it does not con- 
cern them. But it should concern everyone 
and the college man is at just the right age 
when he should through appreciation of Christ 
learn the way of living that is most worth 

The other thing is the power to do good for 
a far-ofif reward. It is all right for kinder- 
garten children to be amused by handling 
pretty and shining rewards, but if a college 
man thinks it is the work of his professors to 
amuse him, he is simply carrying on to man- 
hood what should have been dropped with his 
kindergarten days. It is the bearing of bur- 
dens that makes a man strong and the solution 
of problems that makes him broad-minded. 
Even day laborers can work for their dollar a 
day. The poorest lawyer or teacher can work 
for a fee or salary, but the real man works 
for achievement and for the approval of God. 







KENNETH R. TEFFT, 1909 Editor-in-Chief 

WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Ass't Editor-in-Chief 


H. H. BURTON, 1909 H. G. INGERSOLL, iglo 

P. J. NEWMAN, 1909 P. B. MORSS, 1910 

J. J. STAHL, 1909 THOMAS OTIS, 1910 

W. E. ROBINSON, 1910 

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APRIL 24, 1908 

A Chance to Promote ^he OKiitNT notices with 
a Closer and a More l^leasure the first inter-fra- 
Friendly Feeling Be= ternitv game nf tlie season, 
tween the Fraternities uic game between the 
Theta Delts and Kappa Sigs, which occurred 
Wednesday last on the Delta. We feel that it 
is safe to conclude that there will be, in the 
weeks to come, many more games between 
the various fraternities. This is just what we 
want to see, but we do not want to see these 
games carried out in any hap-hazard way. By 
this we mean why not organize a league com- 
posed of all the fraternities and have each 
chapter pay a small entrance fee. From the 
sum accrued, we would suggest that a prize or 
prizes be purchased. Thus there would be a 
definite organization to the dififerent fraternity 
games and the members of this organization 
would be playing for a definite object. As it 

is now, games occur whenever the belligerent 

spirit moves any two of the eight chapters and 
the game itself attracts little notice. Let us 
sum up our point before we become too prolix. 
What we want the various chapters to do is to 
elect a captain and manager of their baseball 
team and these eight managers, when elected, 
should meet and draw up a schedule of games. 
This scheme is bound to succeed from the 
standpoint of interest and it will draw the fra- 
ternities into a friendly rivalry which will have 
a wholesome effect upon their relations with 
each other. Remember, fraternities, elect your 
captains and managers, as the Orient wants 
to report your progress in its next issue. Get 
busy, get the thing started and the fun which 
you are bound to have will amply repay your 

, ,, „ .L u The college governments 
Lets nave the nonor r rr^ o o . ., 

Svstem What Do °^ ^^^^ ^^^""^ ''^°' '" *^ 
bystem— wnat Uo various institutions of 

Youbayr' learning throughout the 

United States, were of the strictest sort. Stu- 
dent liberty was curtailed to a degree which 
was positively inconsistent with the maturity 
and reliability of the average student. This 
rigidity of attitude on the part of the various 
educators of those very good times has not 
been endorsed in its fullest sense by our mod- 
ern educational thinkers. The tendency is to 
relax, to loosen the reins of government and 
to place more dependence in matters of minor 
importance upon the students. The desire 
being to develop clean thinking, independent, 
liberal minded men through the efforts of these 
men themselves and not through the certain 
coercion of wordy rules and regulations. 

As this more catholic attitude of mind on 
the part of various college faculties has pre- 
vailed there has grown up what is known in 
college circles as the honor system. This sys- 
tem, to put a rather complicated matter in its 
briefest terms, has as its prime object the erad- 
ication of cheating in examinations. The stu- 
dents themselves are made the means of 
accomplishing this end by placing each man 
on his word as a gentleman not to give or 
receive illegitimate aid ditring examination 
periods. Thus a high sense of honor is devel- 
oped in the student, and a situation is created 
in the college which deprecates the propaga- 
tion of sneaky tricks and places everyday, 
upright conduct, not at a premium as it many 
times exists, but as a matter of course and as 
a constant rule of living for each day. 



The honor system prevails with success at 
Princeton, WilHams, Colgate, University of 
Nebraska and institutions of similar character 
and standing. 

In its next issue the Orient will elaborate 
on the workings of the honor system at Prince- 
ton. In the meantime what do you think of 
the feasibility of such a scheme forBowdoin ? 
Our columns are open for your opinion. This 
is a Bowdoin paper for Bowdoin men, young 
a'ld old, this question is a question which 
ought to interest Bowdoin men so we solicit 
your opinions and invite you to express them 
through the medium of our columns. Think 
the matter over and be sure to look in the 
next issue as it will contain something touch- 
ing this subject that, we feel sure, will prove 
interesting to think about and worth your 
while to read. 



3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Track work. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 
IJeta Theta Pi House Part}'. 
Syracuse-Bowdoin Debate in Memorial Hall. 


3.00 P.M. Bovvdoin-Tufts baseball game on Whit- 
tier Field. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 

7.00 P.M. A. K. K. banquet and dance at Lafay- 
ette, Portland. 

7.00 P.M. Massachusetts Club meeting at the Zeta 
Psi House. 


5.00 P.M. Prof. Eugene W. Lyman. D.D., of the 
Bangor Theological Seminary, will speak. Music by 
the quartette. 


3.00 p. .M. Baseball practice. 

3.30 P..M. Track work. ' 

4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 

6.00 P.M. Deutscher Verein meeting at the Inn. 

7.30 P.M. Hon. Walter C. Emerson of Portland, 
will speak in Memorial Hall, under the auspices of 
the Republican Club. His subject will be "State 


9.30 A.M. Hour exam, in Economics 2. 
3.30 P.M. Track work. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 
Bowdoin-Dartmouth, Hanover, N. H. 


3.30 P.M. Track work. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 
Bowdoin-Dartmouth, Hanover, N. H. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 

3.30 P.M. Track work. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 

3.30 P.M. Track work. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 

Delta Upsilon House Party. 

Competition for the Bennett Prize closes. 


3.00 P.M. Bowdoin-Bates, e-xhibition game in 

3.30 P.M. Track work. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 


Sage Chapel, at Cornell, is to have two 
memorial windows for the victims of the 
burning of the Chi Psi Chapter House last 

As a result of a recent conference of a 
committee from Colby College with a com- 
mittee from the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology faculty, graduates from Colby will 
hereafter be admitted to the Junior year in 
M. I. T. 

The "P" at Pennsylvania will be awarded 
hereafter only for participation in track and 
crew work, baseball and football. However 
Yale and Princeton feel that their letters are 
limited to too small a group of athletes. 

A club of Seniors who are going to take up 
the study of law is being formed at Prince- 
ton. The idea is to have prominent jurists 
come down to Princeton and address the 

Wesleyan will not be able to participate in 
the benefits of the Carnegie Fund for retired 
college professors. No sectarian college is eli- 
gible for such benefits, and because Wes- 
leyan's charter provides for the election 
of thirteen trustees by conference, she is 

For tlie third year in succession, Cambridge 
won the 'varsity boat race, defeating Oxford 
by the handsome margin of about 2-J- lengths. 
The light blues — the Cambridge crew — fully 
justifying the confidence reposed in them by 
the riverside experts, forged to the front from 
the crack of the pistol and led the procession 
from start to finish. 

According to the 1907 "Howitzer" the 
annual puMication of each successive first 
class at West Point, there were seventy-six 
fraternity men at West Point. Those in the 
lead as to number were Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 
with eleven ; Phi Delta Theta, with six, Sigma 



Chi, with five; Delta Kappa Epsilon, with 
five, and Beta Theta Pi, with four. 

Before many months have passed the num- 
ber of periodicals issued in the interests of 
Williams will be increased by the advent of 
an alumni cpiarterly magazine. The new 
magazine will be in pamphlet form, and will 
be devoted to college matters of interest to 
the alumni. A copy will be sent to each mem- 
ber of the alumni athletic association. 

An agitation for student control of student 
affairs is being made at Kansas University. 
Although the initiative has been taken by the 
students, the faculty favors tlie plan, recom- 
mending it as the only solution for many uni- 
versity problems. Student representation on 
all University committees and a student coun- 
cil are probabilities of the near future at 


On Friday evening. May 15th, there will 
be given in Alemorial Hall under the auspices 
of the Ibis, a lecture by Professor William 
Allan Neilson of Harvard University, entitled, 
"The Medieval Gentleman." The public is 
cordially invited to attend, and it is especially 
hoped that the student body will be present. 

Professor Neilson has occupied a chair in 
English Literature at Harvard with great dis- 
tinction ; and his lecture is sure to be one of 
the notable events of the college year. 


The daily newspapers have given the main 
facts regarding the life of the late John Glid- 
den Stetson, of the Class of 1854. In brief it 
may be said that after a few years of success 
as a teacher he studied law, and was admitted 
to the bar. So long ago as 1864 he was made 
deputy clerk of the United States Circuit 
Court, at Portland. Two years later he 
became clerk of the court, and was transferred 
to Boston. He retained the position until 
1891, when Congress established the Circuit 
Court of Appeals. Mr. Stetson became clerk 
of that court and held the position until his 
death on March 30. He had completed forty- 
four years of faithful service, practically in 
the same capacity. Distinguished service? 
Yes; for although his duties did not make 
him a conspicuous figure, they did require 
skill, judgment and tact, and Mr. Stetson was 
always regarded as a model clerk. Not many 

years ago some of the trustees and overseers 
discussed his case on a suggestion that an 
honorary degree ought to be conferred upon 
him. . But there was and is no honorary 
degree that would fit him. It is a pity that 
the college cannot set its seal of approval in 
the only way open to it, upon men who, like 
Mr. Stetson, have won honor by many years 
of faithful and efficient service of such a char- 

Edward Stan wood, '61. 

Colleoe Motes 

Bowdoin = Syracuse Debate in Memorial 
Hall at 8 o'clock 

It seemed good to see the flag on Memorial Hall, 

The Golf Links were in use last week for the first 
time this year. 

Kendrie, '10, pla3'ed the violin in Westbrook on 
Easter Sunday. 

Ginn, '09, attended the Junior Week Festivities at 
the Naval Academy, Annapolis. 

Files. '09, entertained the Junior Squad at The 
Inn, Thursday evening of last week. 

The Vercin meeting posted for Monday last has 
been postponed to Monday, April 27. 

Kenneth Damren, '05, and now a student at Har- 
vard, visited friends at the Beta House last week. 

Last week there was a photographer in town who 
took pictures of many of the rooms in the Chapter 
House and ends. 

The Track Association has been sending out invi- 
tations to the annual Interscholastic Aleet which will 
be held here on May twenty-third. 

McGlone, 'lO, is singing at the Pastime Theatre 
this week and Brown, '09, will be the soloist next 
week during the production of the Passion Play. 

George R. Gardner, '01, was visiting friends around 
the college the latter part of last week. Mr. Gard- 
ner is Instructor in Phj^ics and Chemistry at the 
Bangor High School. 

D. S. Robinson, '07, is in town for a few days on 
his way to Denver where he will take up a new 
position under the Du Pont Powder Co. for which 
he has been working in Pennsylvania since last sum- 

In Monday's Boston Herald there appeared a pic- 
ture of Bowdoin's proposed $100,000 gymnasium. 
The picture shows a fine building which is to contain 
a swimming tank and many other improvements 
over tlie present gymnasium. 

In the ne.\t Bugle will appear the oflicers of the 
new Alumni Association recently formed in London. 
They are as follows: President, H. S. Stetson, '06; 
Vice-Presidents, W. E. Lunt, '04, S. G. Haley, '07, 
and C. R. Bennett, '07. L. D. Mincher, '07, is the 
Secretary and Treasurer, his address being 19 Ken- 
sington Gardens Square, Bayswater W., London. 




Judge of the Kids' Court Addresses a Large Audience 
Including Many Students 

On Tuesday evening Bowdoin students had 
the opportunity of listening to an interesting 
lecture by Judge B. B. Lindsey of Denver, 
Colorado, founder of the famous Juvenile 
Court. His subject was, "The Misfortunes of 
Mickey." Under this head he portrayed the 
life of the street urchin who grows up in igno- 
rance surrounded by an evil environment. By 
his stories of personal contact with these 
young offenders and by outlining the course 
of reform that has been instituted in the last 
ten years, he showed clearlythatgreatprogress 
had been made in redeeming these unfortunate 
boys and young men from a criminal life. 
The secret of Judge Lindsey's success lies in 
bringing out the good there is in a boy rather 
than the evil. Ten years experience has shown 
that the greatest amount of reform is obtained 
through placing confidence in the boys and 
showing an interest in their welfare by giving 
them a chance to redeem themselves, rather 
than by jailing them. The whole key to the 
situation seems to be-in putting-the law books 
aside and making a study of the economic and 
social conditions which make street urchins ; 
in other words, to cure the disease by remov- 
ine: the cause. 


The annual banquet of the New England Charges 
of Theta Delta Chi took place at Young's Hotel, 
Boston, Tuesday evening, April 14th. 

The affair was under the management of the 
Dartmouth Charge. The following men were pres- 
ent from the Bowdoin Charge : 

Newman, '10; Smith, '10; Hamburger, 'lo; Went- 
worth, '09; Scates, '09; Deming, '10; Edwards, '10; 
Davis, '08; Marsh, '10. 



h prize of ten dollars, from the Winthrop fund 
for the encouragement of the study of classics will 
this year be awarded to the best" metrical translation 
of any Ode of Horace. The contest is open to all 
students taking Latin 2. The metrical translation 
signed with a pseudonym must be enclosed in a. 
larger envelope with the name of the author in a 
sealed smaller envelope. All contributions should 
be handed to Professor Sills on or before Monday, 
May 4. The judges will be three members of the 


President Hyde attended the meeting of the Board 
of Trustees at Exeter, last Saturday. 

Professor Chapman was a speaker at the banquet 
of the Bowdoin alumni at Providence, R. I., last 

Professor Allen Johnson recently attended the 
meeting of the New England Association of History 

Professor Burnett served as an usher at the recent 
wedding of the Rev. Herbert A. Tump and Miss Mae 

Professor William McDonald of Brown University 
who for eight years waK' a- Professor of History- here 
at Bowdoin was on the campus last week. 

Professor Chapman has been elected by the town 
as a delegate to the Republican State Convention 
which is to be held in the near future. 

Professor Sills was present at the democratic dis- 
trict convention held at Saco, April 15th. 

There appeared in the Boston Herald on April 
19th a long editorial on Professor Allen Johnson's 
book on Stephen Douglass. 

Dr. Burnett will give a course in psychology at 
the University of California summer school. 

In the Brunswick Record of April 17 is an inter- 
esting account of, the Order of the Prayer. This 
Order was originated by Professor Henry Johnson. 
Its purpose is to induce people to use daily the 
Lord's Prayer. Cards are signed by persons wish- 
ing to join pledging themselves to comply with this 
condition. This is no new form of religion and 
the cards are signed merely to have something by 
which those who understand and appreciate the value 
of this simple prayer may be bound together. 

During the Easter recess. Professor Woodruff and 
Professor Sills attended a meeting of the Nev,' 
England Classical Association at Northampton. 
Professor Woodruff read a paper. 

Professor Wilmot B. Mitchell will deliver the 
Memorial Day address at Freeport. 

Professor Files has been elected president of the 
Village Improvement Society and Professor Sills 
has been elected- president of the Brunswick Golf 

Professor Mitchell delivered a lecture on Long- 
fellow before the Fortnightly Club of Bath during 
the Easter recess. 

The Boston Herald for Tuesday contained an 
account of the marriage of the Rev. Herbert A. 
Jump to Miss Mae Brock, which occurred Monday, 
April 20. The ceremony used was one written by 
Mr. Jump, himself. 


An interesting memento of the Civil War has 
recently been presented to the College Library by 
Arthur W. Dunning, Esq., of Newton, Mass. It 
consists of one of the ballots actually cast in the 
election of November, 1861, in which Jefferson Davis 
was chosen President of the Confederate States of 
America. The ballot was found lately among some 
old papers at Petersburgh, Virginia, and according to 
the law bears the autograph of the voter. 




At a meeting of the Freshman Class held Friday 
noon, the following officers were elected for the 
Freshman Banquet : 

Lawrence McFarland — Toast-master. 

Arthur H. Cole — Opening Address. 

George A. Torsney — Odist. 

Orrison P. Haley — Closing Address. 

Banquet Committee — Read C. Horsman, chairman ; 
Harry L. Wiggin, Philip W. Meserve. 

Class Cane Committee — George C. Kaulbach, 
chairman, Harrison L. Robinson, Lawrence Davis. 

Hlumni 2)epavtment 

'52. — President Roosevelt on March 25 sent to the 
Senate the nomination of Joshua L. Chamberlain to 
be surveyor of customs in the district of Portland 
and Falmouth, Me. 

'61. — Hon. Gordon M. Hicks died 3 April, 1908, at 
the Knox Hospital, Rockland, from the result of a 
shock. He was born at North Yarmouth, 19 March, 
1835, received his early education in that town and 
was prepared for college at the North Yarmouth 
Academy. After graduating he taught for a time 
in his native town, at Bristol, Me., and Paris Hill, 
Me. He studied law at Portland and at Rockland, 
where he resided subsequent to 1866. In i858 he 
entered upon the practice of his profession in that 
city, where he has served for eighteen years as judge 
of the municipal court. 

'63. — Mrs. Mary Hall Fogg, widow of James 
Lewis Fogg, died at Oakland, Cal., March 22, 1908. 

'73. — Dr. Horace Barrows Hill has resigned his 
position as assistant superintendent of the Maine 
Insane Hospital whfch he has held for twenty-seven 
years and removed to Los Angeles, Cal. 

'74. — The charges preferred against Chancellor 
Day of Syracuse University, in which he was 
accused of "speaking evil of magistrates," were 
ruled out of court by Bishop David H. Moore at 
the opening of the 109th New York Methodist Epis- 
copal Conference, Bishop Moore in dismissing the 
charges said he regarded the complaint against 
Chancellor Day as a direct attack upon free speech 
and free press. The decision was greeted by cheers 
and long continued applause. The charges against 
Chancellor Day contained five counts and were to 
the effect that he had defamed President Roosevelt 
in some of his public utterances. Dr. Day made no 
effort to answer the charges. In his address 
announcing the decision to throw out the charges, 
Bishop Moore said that the same charges might 
just as well be brought against some member of 
the United States Senate as against Dr. Day. At 
the conclusion of his address, when he asked "Shall 
the character of James R. Day be passed?" the 
hand of every one of the several hundred delegates 
in the big hall shot up and another round of 
applause filled the auditorium. 

Henry K. White, one of the best known and 
highly respected high school principals in New 
England, who for the past sixteen years has had 
charge of the Bangor High School, recently tend- 
ered his resignation to take effect at the close of the 
school year. Mr. White will retire from teaching 
and reside at Newcastle. 


By the death last week in Boston, of Miss 
Ellen M. Chandler, Bowdoin College lost a 
life-long friend. Miss Chandler was the 
daughter of Peleg Chandler, "34, who was a 
trustee from 1871 until the time of his death 
in 1889. She v\'as also a granddaughter of 
Professor Parker Cleaveland. Since her 
father's death in 1889 Miss Chandler has spent 
the summer months in Brunswick in the old 
Chandler homestead on Federal Street, where 
she has entertained most hospitably. At com- 
mencement time her house was always thrown 
open to the distinguished guests of the col- 
lege. She frequently entertained Chief Justice 
Fuller, Judge Putnam, Senator William P. 
Frye and many other of Bowdoin's most dis- 
tinguished alumni. Miss Chandler, although 
of quiet disposition, was a most charming 
hostess, and her death will be mourned by 
everyone whose fortune it was to have been 
acquainted with her. 

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NO. 3 


First Game in Bruaswicic for Ten Years — Bowdoin 
Hit Hard 

For the first time in ten years the teams 
representing Tufts College and Bowdoin Col- 
lege met Saturday in a baseball game on 
Whittier Field. The day was dark and low- 
ering and a chill sea fog sifted across the dia- 
mond making it extremely unpleasant for 
players and spectators. Tufts secured their 
only scores in the third. With two men 
down Dustin singled. Foss, the next man 
up, struck out, but Bower let the third 
strike go through him and Foss went to sec- 
ond, while Dustin was caught between third 
and home. By a poor throw Files hit Dustin 
with the ball and Dustin scored. Foss scored 
by fast running on fielder's choice. Bowdoin 
whacked the ball hard making her scores in 
the second, third and sixth innings. Tufts 
proved steady in pinches and twice retired 
Bowdoin when she had three men on bases 
and no one out. The feature of the game 
was Harris' splendid catch of a hard drive to 
left field by Atwood. Bowdoin's hitting was 
opportune and hard, and it is to this consist- 
ent hitting that is mainly due her victory. 

Score : 



Lawlis, 3b I I o o 

Purington, rf o o I o o 

Caldwell, cf o 2 2 o o 

Stanwood, ss I 2 i 2 I 

Files, p o I 4 I 

Manter, 2b i 4 4 o 

Bower, c i 2 9 o i 

Harris, If 2 4 o 

Huse, lb o S I I 

Totals 4 13 27 7 4 



Dustin, 3b I I 2 I o 

Foss, If I 2 o o 

Priest, cf o i 3 

Roper, ss i 3 2 i 

Sullivan, c o g i o 

Knight, lb o o 5 i 

Murray, 2b o i 2 

Goggin, rf o 2 I 

Atwood, p o I I 

Totals 2 3 27 8 3 


Bowdoin o 2 I o i o — 4 

Tufts O 2 O O O O O — -2 

Two-base hits — Roper, Manter, 2. Stolen bases — 
Stanwood, 2 ; Harris. Sacrifice hits — Bower, 2 ; Foss. 
Bases on balls — Off Files, i ; off Atwood, 3. Hit by 
pitched ball — By Files, 2; by Atwood, i. Struck 
out — By Files, 5 ; Atwood, 7. Passed balls — Bower 
I. Time — i h. 30 m. Umpire — Carrigan. 

Inability to Hit Glaze Causes Their Downfall 

Dartmouth defeated Bowdoin by a score of 
3 to o in a snappy but loosely played game. 
Glaze was a puzzle to the Bowdoin batsmen 
while Flarris was touched up at critical 
moments by the Hanoverians. Dartmouth 
started business in the first. Leonard hit 
safely and stole second. Conroy fanned the 
air and Glaze soaked one of Harris' shoots, 
driving in Leonard. In the fourth Langdell 
reached first on Hughes' error and a brace 
of hits by Hobart and Eaton allowed him to 
circle the bags. 

Bowdoin braced up and played strongly till 
the eighth when Harris passed Conroy. Glaze 
put him along with a neat sacrifice and Schild- 
miller drove Conroy home by a clean single. 
The field was soggy and this tended to deaden 
the game. The score : 



Lawliss, 3b o I 4 I 

McDade, If i o 2 o 

Caldwell, cf i o o o 

Manter, 2b o 4 2 

Files, rf o o i o 

Bower, c o 4 i I 

Harris, p o 9 

Wandkte, ss i o l 

Hughes, lb o 12 i I 

Total 3 o 24 18 3 



Leonard, cf 2 1000 

Conroy, ss i I o 2 

Glaze, p I o i 13 

Schildmiller rf i o o 

Brady, ib o o 12 l 

Langdell, If o i 2 o 



Hobart, 3b i o I I o 

Eaton, 2b I o 2 I 

Chadbourne, c 9 i i 

Totals 7 3 27 19 I 


Bowdoin o o o o o o o — 

Dartmouth i o I o o i — 3 

Summary: Sacrifice liit — Glaze. Stolen bases — 
Leonard, Schildmiller. Struck by Glaze, 9 ; by Har- 
ris, 3. Bases on balls — Off Glaze, i ; off Harris, 
3. Double play — Lawliss to Manter. Wild pitch — 
Glaze. Passed ball — Chadbourne. 

James A. Perry 
Harry H. Skerritt 
Arthur J. Ruland 


Judges Find Some Difficulty in Reaching a Decision 

Last Friday night, for the first time since 
intercollegiate debates were started here, a 
Bowdoin debating" team was defeated. The 
winning team represented Syracuse Univer- 
sity. The two teams were made up as fol- 
lows : 

George P. Hyde 
Arthur L. Robinson 
William M. Harris 


Ralph O. Brewster Alvah T. Otis 

Bowdoin had the affirmative and Syracuse 
the negative of the question, "Resolved, That 
aside from the question of amending the Con- 
stitution, the Federal Government should 
exercise further control over quasi-public cor- 
porations doing an interstate business." 

The case of the Bowdoin team was to sug- 
gest three definite laws — any or all of which if 
enacted would give to the federal government 
further control over the railroads — which the 
affirmative chose as being typical of quasi- 
public corporations. The laws proposed were 
( 1 ) to prevent over-capitalization, stock-man- 
ipulation, and increase of nominal capitaliza- 
tion after re-organization; (2) to give the 
Interstate Commerce Commission power to 
prevent the use of a new rate until it has 
approved the rate; and (3) to compel the rail- 
roads to adopt certain specific safety devices as 
the block system, and automatic stop. 

Tlie Syracuse team before discussing the 
first law demanded from Bowdoin an explicit 
definition of over-cajjitalization ; argued that 
the second law would work injustice to the 
railroads ; and argued in regard to the third 

law that 85% of our accidents were due 
merely to negligence, that railroads are volun- 
tarily adopting safety devices, and that what- 
ever action is taken in regard to safety should 
be taken by the states, because state laws 
would reach both interstate and intrastate 
roads. Syracuse further argued that further 
federal control is unnecessary because rail- 
roads are satisfactorily controlled at present, 
is inexpedient because present legislation has 
not been sufficiently tested, and dangerous 
because of the present precarious condition of 
American finance. 

In rebuttal Bowdoin answered nearly all of 
tlie Syracuse objections, failing however to 
establish the law against over-capitalization, 
because failing to define the term. Bowdoin 
then rested her case upon her other laws, 
and an argument that federal uniform control 
is better than the present inconsistent state 

In the main speeches Syracuse seemed to 
have the advantage, both in argument and 
delivery, but Bowdoin by showing marked 
superiority in rebuttal, made the debate very 

The judges. Principal Harlan P. Amen of 
E.xeter Academy, Professor Charles F. Dutch 
of the Harvard Law School, and ex-]\Iayor 
Nathan Clifford, of Portland, were out for 
more than an hour and returned a verdict of 
two to one in favor of S3''racuse. 


Another Link Added to the Chain of Old Testament 
Scenes, by Dr. F. H. Gerrish, '66 

One of the vacant panels in our chapel has 
been filled this week through the generosity 
of Dr. Frederic IT. Gerrish, of Portland, of 
the Class of 1866. Dr. Gerrish is the Profes- 
sor of Surgery in the Medical School, and has 
been an Overseer of the college since 1886, 
and is a devoted and generous friend to the 
institution. The new picture is in the series 
of mural representations of scenes from the 
Old Testament, following Lathrop's picture 
of "The Giving of the Law by Moses." This 
scene is from the history of the Kings of 
Israel, and represents the youthful David 
returning from his conflict with Goliath, and 
bearing the severed head of the Philistine 
giant, accompanied by the songs and waving 
palms of Hebrew maidens. It is a copy from 




the celebrated French artist, Tissot, whose 
ilhistrations of the Bible — the fruit of a long- 
residence in Palestine — are justly famous. 
The copy is by Mr. Kahili, an artist of Syrian 
birth, who for a year or two past has had a 
studio in Portland, where he has done 
esteemed work in portrait-painting. The 
thanks of the college are due, and are cor- 
dially given, to Dr. Gerrish for his gift which 
adds to the completeness and beauty of the 


The Triangular Meet at Lewiston, arranged 
for May 9, has been cancelled as satisfactory 
terms could not be made with Tufts. It has 
been agreed that each college should enter four 
and start three men, if the college should so 
desire, in each event. Tufts recently expressed 
a wish that the colleges make exceptions in the 
cases of the two dashes and the high and low 
hurdles, in these events entering three men 
and starting two. Tufts also wished to leave 
out of the meet the Discus Throw. Bowdoin 
and Bates could not see the reasonableness of 
these demands and since Tufts will not con- 
cede these points, have decided to hold a dual 
meet in place of the triangular meet. This 
meet will occur on Saturday, May 9, and 
though we are sorry to lose the opporunity to 
meet Tufts we are neverthel'ess glad to enter 
track relations with Bates. 



3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 

3.30 P.M. Track work. 

4.00 P.M. Kappa Sigma vs. Theta Delta Chi. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 

Bennett Prize Competition closes. 

Delta Upsilon House Party. 


Bowdoin-Bates game in Portland. 

3.30 P.M. Track work. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 

6.00 P.M. Deutscher Verein Meeting at the Inn. 


S.oo P.M. President Hyde speaks in chapel. There 
will be a violin solo by Kendrie, 'lo, and a selection 
by the double quartette. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 

3.30 P.M. Track work. 

4.00 P.M. Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Zeta Psi. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 


















3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 

3.30 P.M. Track work. 

4.00 P.M. Alpha Delta Phi vs. Delta Upsilon. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 


3.00 P.M. Bowdoin vs. Colby on Whittier Field. 

4.30 P.M. Track work. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 

Bowdoin 2d vs. Hebron at Hebron. 


Baseball practice. 

Track work. 

Kappa Sigma vs. Psi Upsilon. 

Make-up gym. 


Baseball practice. 

Track work. 

Theta Delta Chi vs. Zeta Psi. 

Make-up gym. 


3.00 P.M. Bowdoin vs. U. of M. on Whittier Field. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 

Dual Meet at Lewiston, Bowdoin and Bates. 


The first course of lectures on the Annie 
Talbot Cole Lectureship will be given by X 
Professor George H. Palmer, LL.D., Profes- 
sor of Philosophy in Harvard University, on 
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 21, 22, 
and 23. The lectures will be in Memorial 
Hall and open to the public. The lectures on 
Thursday and Friday evening will be at 8 
o'clock and on Saturday morning at 8.30 
o'clock. The subject of the lecture is : "The 
Art of Being Happy." 

All men who have returned the blank forms 
given out at the recent mass-meeting, and all 
men who are able to fill out any more of those 
blanks, or furnish any further information for 
the use of the committee, are requested to call 
at my room in Hubbard Hall at any hour on 
Monday, May fourth. I shall be there all that 
day for the purpose of co-operating in every 
way with all who are ready to be of service. 
W. T. Foster. 

The Hawthorne Prize of forty dollars, 
given by Mrs. George C. Riggs (Kate Doug- 
las Wiggin), is awarded annually to the writer 
of the best short story. The competition is 
open to the members of the Sophomore, Junior, 
and Senior Classes. The stories offered in 
this competition must be not less than fifteen 
hundred words in length, must be type-writ- 
ten, and must be left at Room 3, Memorial 
Hall, not later than Monday, June ist. 




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MAY I, 1908 

The Princeton 
Honor System 

In accordance with the 
plan proposed in its last 
issue, the Orient pre- 
sents the main features of the Princeton 
Honor system. The purpose in selecting the 
Princeton Honor System is not necessarily 
because we feel that the Princeton Honor 
System is the best or the worst conception of 
an honor system, but because we feel that it 
is at least typical of the systems existing in 
the institutions of our country where this 
advanced form of student self government is 

in vogue. 

The committee on the honor system is 
made up of the president of each Princeton 
undergraduate class and two additional 
upperclassmen. Its workings are secret. At 

a general meeting two weeks before the mid- 
years, the student committee inculcate the 
principles of the system to the members of 
the Freshman Class. Thus the Freshman is 
brought into immediate contact with a hard 
and fast proposition backed by student senti- 
ment. The proposition is "you must not 

At the opening of an examination the 
papers are distributed, the professor only 
remaining in the hall long enough to inter- 
pret any necessary questions. As the student 
finishes the paper he signs the pledge, "I 
pledge my honor as a gentleman that I have 
neither given or received assistance." Dur- 
ing a long examination it is not uncommon 
to see a group of students in front of an 
examination hall talking and smoking but not 
one word is said about the examination. 
When they have rested they return to their 
work. It is considered a breach of the sys- 
tem to see cheating and to fail to report it. 
School boy scruples of telling on another are 
done away with before the larger proposi- 
tion of guaranteeing an examination. 

In the case of a man's being detected 
cheating the proceedings are as follows : The 
case is presented to the committee and the 
findings of the committee are transmitted to 
the Dean of the College. If the verdict is 
guilty the man is allowed twenty-four hours 
to withdraw voluntarily or to appeal to the 
faculty. In the absence of either expulsion 

No one but the committee, the witnesses 
and the accused are present at the hearing 
and the strictest measures are observed to 
keep the charges of cheating from transpir- 
ing. In the absence of an appeal the Dean 
witholds the name of the student from the 
faculty. In the past four years there has 
been no appeal. The classmates of the stu- 
dent who leaves are none the wiser, if he 
leaves quietly. He is thus given another 
chance to begin life over and he has back of 
him the wholesome lesson that only strict 
honesty can succeed. 

Well, there is an outline of what the honor 
system means. It means a good deal, so 
think it over carefully and let's have your 
opinions. Again we remind you that these 
columns are open to you. Watch out for the 
next issue as there will be some interesting 
opinions printed. 




Congressional Aspirant Addressed Bowdoin Students 
upon State Political Issues 

On Monday evening the college students 
had an opportunity to listen to Mr. Walter C. 
Emerson of Portland, a candidate for nomi- 
nation as Congressman from the second dis- 
trict of Maine. Mr. Emerson was the first of 
a number of speakers who will be heard here 
this spring under the auspices of the Repub- 
lican Club. 

In opening his address, Mr. Emerson, who 
is a Colby graduate, paid a graceful compli- 
ment to the spirit of Bowdoin, her men and 
her traditions. He urged Bowdoin men to 
carry into their politics the same fair play and 
broad considerations which characterize the 
life here. Mr. Emerson demonstrated the 
importance of studying all phases of political 
questions, of determining for one's self the 
choice of party, and of voting for principles 
and not personalities. No man has a right to 
complain of an administration if he stays 
away from the caucuses. 


Beta Sigma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi held 
its annual House Party and dance at the fra- 
ternity house, Friday of last week. 

The house was simply but attractively dec- 
orated with palms and the pink rose of the 
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. 

The reception was held in the afternoon 
from four to six o'clock. The guests were 
received by Mrs. Franklin Clement Robin- 
son, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. George Tay- 
lor Files, Mrs. William T. Haines of Water- 
ville, and Mrs. Nathan Weston of Augusta. 
Tea was poured by Mrs. Hudson B. Hast- 
ings, Mrs. Frederick F. Brown and Miss 
Caroline Robinson, while Misses Rena Tib- 
betts of Beverly, Mass., Gertrude Oakes of 
Bangor, Evangeline Bridge of Boston, and 
Elizabeth Lee of Brunswick, served ices. 

Among the young ladies present at the 
dance were : Miss Evangeline Bridge, of Bos- 
ton; Miss Rena Tibbetts, of Beverly; Miss 
Mary Brooks, Miss Edith Burnham, Miss 
Coding, Miss Morse, Miss Sterling and Miss 
Edwards, of Portland; Miss Marion Lowell 
and Miss Gladys Newell of Lewiston; Miss 
Elsie Packard and Miss Susan Johnson of 
Augusta; Miss Gertrude Oakes of Bangor; 
Miss Edith Pope of A'lanchester ; Miss Kath- 

erine Powers and Miss Leydon of Bath ; Miss 
Beatrice Hacker, Miss Mildred Fides, Miss 
Frances Little, Miss Beatrice Henley, Miss 
Sue Winchell, Miss Elizabeth Lee, Miss Ma- 
rian Drew, and Miss Lulu Woodward, of 

The delegates from the other fraternities 
were: Irving L. Rich, '09, from Alpha Delta 
Phi; Philip H. Brown, '09, from Psi Upsilon; 
Walter D. Lee, '08, from Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon; Roy C. Harlow, '09, from Delta Upsi- 
lon; Herbert G. Lowell, '08, from Kappa 
Sigma; Harry W. Purington, '08, from 
Theta Delta Chi; and Maurice P. Merrill, 
'08, from Zeta Psi. 

The committee in charge of the House 
Party were: Nathan Simmons Weston, '08; 
William Whitney Fairclough, '08; Thomas 
Davis Ginn, '09; and Sereno Sewall Webster, 


New Organization Addressed by Member of Legislative 
Committee on Referendum 

On Wednesday, April 22, Charles S. John- 
son of Waterville, laid before the Good Gov- 
ernment Club of Bowdoin College the feat- 
ures of the scheme for referendum in the 
State of Maine. Mr. Johnson was a mem- 
ber of the committee of the State Legisla- 
ture to which the bill was referred and is 
familiar with the proposed amendment in 
every detail. He first spoke of Switzerland, 
"The Land of the Referendum," and while 
attempting to establish no analogy, he used 
the case in explaining what the Initiative 
and Referendum is. He next took Ore- 
gon as one of six American states where this 
form of popular government was proving 
eiTective. The category of popular legisla- 
tive acts in this state were exhausted in show- 
ing that the people had made no demand for 
"silly legislation;" that great interest was 
manifest, each measure proposed by or sub- 
mitted to the people having drawn forth a 
large vote, and that local interests made no 
eiJort to secure the passage of measures det- 
rimental to the larger interests of the state. 

At the close of the talk an animated dis- 
cussion took place, each member of the club 
questioning some phase of the working of 
the Referendum. Considerable interest is 
being manifested in the next speaker who 
will talk on the disadvantages of the refer- 
endum in Maine. 



Colleoe Botes 

Henry Russell, ex-1910, was on the campus last 

The Romania met at the Inn last Wednesday 

The Deutsche!- Verein is to hold a meeting at 
the Inn, Saturday. 

Professor Von Marke of Harvard, was on the 
campus last Monday. 

A daughter was recently born to the wife of James 
Mitchell Chandler, ex-'o8. 

Ridgely Clark, '08, has been teaching at Fryeburg 
Academy for a few weeks. 

The first college sing was held on the Art Build- 
ing steps last Sunday evening. 

The Shamrock Club held its annual banquet last 
Saturday at the Eagle Hotel. 

Mr. Hiwale gave a lecture on the Indian language 
last Saturday to the class in English II. 

Ma.x Cushing is to play the organ this summer at 
the Y. M. C. A. Convention in Northfield. 

Professor Sills gave an illustrated lecture, Satur- 
day, in place of the regular recitations in Latin II. 

The Orients last week were missent _ by the 
express company and did not get here until Satur- 
day night. 

The baby which was found on Professor John- 
^ son's steps, has been sent to an Infant Asylum in 

The University of Maine and Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology hold a track meet in Boston 
next Saturday. 

O. H. Stanley, '09, who is teaching in the High 
School at Abbot, Me., attended the Beta Theta Pi 
House Party last Friday. 

Many graduates were on the campus last week. 
Among these were : White, '03 ; Johnson, '05 ; Bart- 
lett, '05; Mitchell, '03; Sanborn, '05; and Abbott, '03. 

Rich, '09, was one of a party which enjoyed a 
fishing excursion to Lake Sebago last week. The 
party had good luck, bringing back fifteen salmon 
weighing from 3 1-2 to 12 pounds. 

A Bugle drawing by E. Baldwin Smith, '11. at a 
competition of drawings taken from New England 
College Annuals, was awarded third prize. Every 
college was allowed to send two drawings, a line 
drawing and a wash drawing. 

A training table for the track team has been 
started at Miss Pennell's on Maine Street. Harris 
is steward. The following men are eating there : 
Morrell, Atwood, Simmons, Denning, Timberlake, 
Brigham, A. L. Robinson, Newman, R D. Morss, 
Ballard, Warren, Edwards, Burton, Sanborn, Don- 
nell, and Slocum. 


Professor Allen Jolinson lias an article on the 
"American Senate as a Second Chamber," in the 
London Contemporary Review for April, 1908. 

The faculty committees which are to hear the 
commencement parts and choose the speakers for 

the Alexander Prize Speaking have been appointed: 
Committee on commencement parts — Professor 

Hutchins, Professor Files, Mr. Hastings. 

Committee on Alexander Prize Speaking — 

Professor Brown, Professor Edwards, Mr. Stone. 


The management of the Dramatic Club 
has definitely decided to play "Half Back 
Sandy" in the Brtmswick Town Hall on the 
night before Ivy Day. In view of the good 
work of the Dramatic Club this year, and of 
the full houses which greeted the club this 
winter at its performances in Brooks, Bel- 
fast, Camden, and Portland, the play prom- 
ises to well reward the audience for their 
attendance, and every undergraduate should 
take special care to keep free the evening of 
June 4 so that he may witness the production. 


An interfraternity baseball league has been 
formed by the eight fraternities in college 
and a series of games will be played, the win- 
ning 'team to receive a silver cup which will 
be purchased by the managers of the differ- 
ent teams. Each team subscribes a certain 
amount towards paying for it. 

Below is a schedule of games, and a list 
of the captains and managers of the different 
teams. A statement of the standing of each 
team will be published in the Orient every 
week. Up to the time of going to press, the 
standing is as follows : 

Won. Lost. Per cent. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon o o 1000 

Delta Upsilon o I 

Alpha Delta Phi i i 500 

Zeta Psi i o 

Psi Upsilon i o 1000 

Kappa Sigma i i 500 

Beta Tlieta Phi o o 1000 

Theta Delta Chi i o 1000 


Theta Delta Chi — Dennis, '11, Manager; Draper, 
'10, Captain, 

Delta Upsilon — Wandtke, '10, Captain; Sewell, '09, 

Kappa Sigma — C. P. Robinson, '08, Captain and 

Psi Upsilon — J. R. Hurley, '09, Captain; F. P. 
Studley, '09, Manager. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — Matthews, '10, Manager; 
Lee, '08, Captain. 

Zeta Psi — Ludwig, '10, Manager; Scammon, '09, 

Alpha Delta Phi — McLaughlin, '10, Captain and 
Manager. ' 



Beta Theta Pi — Hobbs, 'lO, Captain and Man- 

The schedule has been arranged as follows : 

Friday, April 24 — Alpha Delta Phi vs. Kappa 

Monday, April 27 — Alpha Delta Phi vs. Theta 
Delta Chi. 

Tuesday, April 28 — Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Delta 

Tuesday, April 28 — Psi Upsilon vs. Zeta Psi. 

Wednesday, April 29 — Beta Theta Pi vs. Theta 
Delta Chi. 

Wednesday, April 29 — Kappa Sigma vs. Delta 

Thursday, April 30 — Psi Upsilon vs. Beta Theta 

Thursday, April 30 — Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. 
Alpha Delta Phi. 

Friday, May i — Kappa Sigma vs. Theta Delta Chi. 

Monday, May 4 — Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Zeta 

Tuesday, May 5 — Alpha Delta Phi vs. Delta Upsi- 

Thursday, May 7 — Kappa Sigma vs. Psi Upsilon. 

Friday, May 8— Theta Delta Chi vs. Zeta Psi. 

Monday, May 11— Alpha Delta Phi vs. Zeta Psi. 

Tuesday, May 12 — Theta Delta Chi vs. Delta 

Tuesday, May 12 — Kappa Sigma vs. Delta Kappa 

Wednesday, May 13 — Beta Theta Pi vs. Zeta Psi. 

Wednesday, May 13 — Alpha Delta Phi vs. Psi 

Thursday, May 14 — Beta Theta Pi vs. Kappa 

Friday, May 15 — Delta Upsilon vs. Zeta Psi. 

Monday, May 18 — Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Theta 
Delta Chi. 

Tuesday, May 19 — Delta Upsilon vs. Beta Theta 

Wednesday, May 20 — Kappa Sigma vs. Zeta Psi 

Wednesday, May 20 — Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Psi 

Thursday, May 21 — Alpha Delta Phi vs. Beta 
Theta Pi. 

Friday, May 22 — Delta Upsilon vs. Psi Upsilon. 

Monday, May 25 — Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Beta 
Theta Pi. 

Tuesday, May 26 — Theta Delta Chi vs. Psi Upsi- 


Last Saturday evening the Massachusetts Club 
met at the Zeta Psi House, and passed a most pleas- 
ant evening. Twenty members were present besides 
the two honorary members. Professor Allen John- 
son and Mr. Hastings. Professor Johnson gave an 
informal talk, taking as his subject Governor James 
Bowdoin, for whom the college is named. James 
Bowdoin was one of a committee of three, with 
John Adams and Samuel Adams, which drew up 
the original constitution, which, in much amended 
form, is still the basis of the government of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Bowdoin was 
also President of the Convention which took action 
upon this constitution, was the first Lieutenant Gov- 
ernor under it, and later served the Commonwealth 

as its second Governor. It was also due to the 
efforts of the party of which James Bowdoin was 
the leader, that the present Constitution of the 
United States, received by a majority of nineteen 
votes, the necessary consent of Massachusetts to its 
ratification. Consequently not only Massachusetts 
but also the United States, may be said to be in- 
debted to a considerable extent, for its constitution 
to the efforts of the man from whom Bowdoin Col- 
lege received its name. 

After the talk, refreshments were served, and it 
was decided to hold the next and final meeting at 
New Meadows Inn on Saturday, June 6. 


Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore has made 
a departure from its old regulations and will admit 
women students for the first time at the beginning 
of the next college year. The change has not been 
carried through without some difference of opiriion, 
but the officers of the University are said to be quite 
unanimously in favor of making the University co- 

One of the features of this year's commencement 
exercises at Wabash College will be a Greek drama, 
to be given by the Greek students of the college. 

Yale, through her athletic department, has appro- 
priated $500 toward defraying the expenses of an 
all-American crew to represent the United States 
at the Olympic games in London the coming sum- 

Only two women of royal rank hold academic 
degrees. Queen Elizabeth of Roumania, who is 
Carmen Sylvia in literature, has honorary doctorial 
degrees from the universities of Budapest and St. 
Petersburg. The other is the Princess Therese of 
Bavaria, daughter of the Regent, Luitpold. She has 
gained celebrity through explorations in South 
America and the University of Munich has made 
her a Ph.D. 

The undergraduates at Princeton feel much 
aggrieved that they have been credited with a desire 
to lessen the number of intercollegiate contests in all 
branches of athletics, as rumor had it a few days 
ago. The fact is, according to the Princetonian, 
that when remarks upon the subject as decided by 
the New England colleges were requested from the 
other universities and colleges of the country silence 
was taken as a tacit consent. 

Carnell gives free instruction to 600 holders of 
New York State competitive scholarships, and to all 
students pursuing the regular course in the College 
of Agriculture (about 325), and to all New York 
State students in the Veterinary College. There 
are, moreover, 18 undergraduate scholarships each 
having an annual value of $200 for two years which 
are competed for by members of the entering class. 
For graduate students there are 40 fellowships and 
scholarships ranging in value from $300 to $600, 
which are allotted yearly on the basis of the appli- 
cants' previous scholastic record. 

J. D. Cobden-Sanderson an English publisher, 
has presented to Columbia a five-volume edition of 
the English Bible which is considered an excellent 
example of modern bookbinding and printing. 




There has recently been given to the Art Build- 
ing an interesting paper-cutting done by a young 
Indian woman. Miss Nancy Two-Stars, a daughter 
of a Sioux chief — Two-Stars. The design is rnade 
up of free-hand renderings of plant forms, mainly. 
It is a pleasing, and not a helpless or mechanical 
piece of work such as an untrained hand, whether 
an original or not, is wont to produce. 

There has recently been put on exhibition in the 
Boyd Gallery of the Art Building a collection of 
classical objects of art given to the college by 
Edward P. Warren, Esq., who will be remembered 
as a previous benefactor. These new acquisitions 
constitute one of the finest single gifts of original 
objects of their class that Bowdoin has ever 
received. The oldest vase is a perfect specimen of 
Mycenaean pottery. The largest vase in the collec- 
tion is a red-figured hydria of Athenean make of 
450 B. C. The figures represent the myth of Boreas 
seizing the daughter of King Erechtheus. Pallas and 
another goddess with a dolphin, as well as maidens 
attendant on the princess, are pictured in the severe 
style of the period. Several choice examples of 
Tanagra figures, as well as excellent specimens of 
Myrina terra cottas ; a small marble head of Zeus 
of about the third century B. C. of fine execution ; 
a seven-handled glass vase in perfect condition and 
a tall glass vase of the most beautiful iridescence; 
a seated marble statuette of Pan or a satyr, not 
wholly intact, and a striking set of fragments of 
classical glass, are the principal remaining objects 
in the collection. 

It was through the help of Mr. Warren that the 
large amphora in the Sophia Walker Gallery was 
secured. Though not an alumnus,Mr. Warren has 
earned the gratitude of every friend of the college, 
especially those interested in its work in the clas- 

A small case, also in the Boyd Gallery, has been 
filled with recent work in hammered brass and cop- 
per by Prof. C. C. Hutchins. The simple tools and 
material, with which he has done this unpretentious 
but beautiful work, and samples of one of the pat- 
terns at various stages of development are shown 
as being of special interest to be'ievers in modern 
Arts and Crafts when practiced by a skilled hand. 
There is no small exhibition in the Art Building 
that is more worthy of careful inspection. 


Assistant Manager Webster has announced the 
following schedule for the 2d Baseball Team ; 
April 29 — Brunswick High at Brunswick. 
May 6— Hebron at Hebron. 
May 13 — Brunswick High at Brunswick. 
May 20 — Lewiston High at Brunswick. 
May 27 — Hebron at Brunswick. 
May 30 — .\.M., Gardiner at Gardiner. 

P.M.. Cony High at Augusta. 
June 3 — Richmond High at Richmond. 


The Debating Council held its regular meeting 
for the election of officers Tuesday evening with the 
following result: President, Stahl, '09; Manager, 

Brewster, 'og; Assistant Manager, Ready, '10; Sec- 
retary and Treasurer, Burton, '09. 

The Council voted to try to arrange a debate with 
Wesleyan and with some southern university for 
next year. This does not mean that the debating 
relations with Syracuse will be stopped, but that 
next year we shall have, if possible, two more 
debates than this year. 

Hlumni E)epavtment 

'50. — A copy of Gen. O. O. Howard's "My life 
and e.xperiences among hostile Indians," recently 
issued by a publishing house in Hartford, Conn., has 
been placed in the library. It contains many details 
and experiences which are not included in the Auto- 

'59. — The death of David R. Straw, one of the 
most prominent men of Piscataquis County, occurred 
at his home at Guilford April i8, 1908. Although 
he had not been in good health for more than a 
year he had partially attended to his business up to 
three months ago. Since that time he has been 
gradually failing and the end was not unexpected. 
The cause of his death was a general breakdown 
and old age. 

Mr. Straw was born at Guilford, May 16, 1836. 
He was the second of a family of thirteen children 
of David R. and Caroline A. Straw, four of whom 
are now living. He received his early education in 
the town schools of Guilford and Phillips Andover 
Academy at Andover, Mass. After graduating at 
Bowdoin, he began the study of law with his father 
and was admitted to the Piscataquis County bar in 
1862 and at one time was one of the most promi- 
nent lawyers in the State. 

He was held in the highest esteem by his towns- 
people, having filled the offices of town clerk and 
treasurer for a number of years and also a member 
of the board of selectmen. It was due in a large 
measure to him that the Piscataquis Woolen Co. of 
Guilford, of which he was one of the incorpora- 
tors, was established and is now considered one of 
the first of its kind in the state. He was also one 
of the chief promoters of the celebrated slate quar- 
ries of Monson. In 1882 he entered in partnership 
with Otis Martin in the insurance business in which 
he was actively engaged up to the time of his 

He was a charter member of the Mt. Kineo 
Lodge, F. & A. M., of Guilford, member of the St. 
John Commandery, K. T., of Bangor ; also of the 
Good Cheer Lodge, I. O. O. F., of Guilford. Mr. 
Straw was one of the staunchest supporters of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

'59. — The word comes from Princeton of the 
resignation of Prof. Cyrus Fogg Brackett, for the 
past 35 years the professor of chemistry at that uni- 
versity and one of the most eminent scientists of the 
country. Prof. Brackett is one of the most distin- 
guished educators who have gone out from Bowdoin. 
He was born in Parsonsfield in 1833. From 1864 to 
1873 he was professor of chemistry here and since 
1873 he has held the same position at Princeton 
where he has been one of the most successful and 



best loved members of the faculty. While he retires 
from active service at the end of the present college 
year he will be retained on the faculty as professor 
emeritus as long as he lives. 

'59. — Rev. Amos Harris died at his home, 178 
Linden Street, Everett, Mass., April 26, igo8. Mr. 
Harris, the son of WiUiam and Judith (Bray) Har- 
ris, was born 17 August, 1830, at Turner, Me. He 
was prepared for college at Hebron Academy and 
Gould's Academy, Bethel. After graduation he 
studied theology at the Newton Theological Sem- 
inary, completing the course in 1862. His three 
pastorates were at Medfield, Mass., 1862 to 1866, at 
Arlington, Mass., 1866 to 1875, and Weston, Mass., 
187s to 1890. In the latter year he took up his res- 
idence in Everett, Mass., and was often called upon 
to preach and to take part in the work of his denom- 
ination. For ten years he served continuously on 
the school board of the city and was repeatedly 
chosen its chairman. In 1865 Mr. Harris married 
Lydia G. Woodman of New Gloucester, Me., who 
survives him. 

'61. — After long and distinguished service as an 
educator, during many years of which he was presi- 
dent of the University of Maine, Professor Merritt 
Caldwell Fernald, LL.D., has resigned the chair of 
philosophy and psychology in that institution and 
announced his intention to retire from college work 
at the close of the academic year. 

'62. — Rev. Charles H. Pope contributes to the first 
number of The Massachusetts Magazine a brief 
article entitled "Errors in Genealogies." 

'67. — After a respite of two years. Rev. S. M. 
Newman, D.D., for twenty-one years pastor of 
First Congregational Church of Washington, D. C, 
is about to take up professional work again as 
president of Eastern College, Front Royal, Va. 
Associated with him as Dean of the Faculty is Prof. 
I. F. Mather of New England ancestry, and the 
two intend to take to this undenominational college, 
beautifully located at the base of the Blue Moun- 
tains on the edge of the Shenandoah Valley, Con- 
gregational thoroughness, methods and aims. The 
retiring president, Mr. J. S. Gruver, is of the 
United Brethren Order, and the religious tone of 
the school is high. For years Dr. Newman has had 
an increasing and helpful interest in the Southland, 
and as he and Mrs. Newman transfer their resi- 
dence nearly a hundred miles into Old Virginia, 
they will be followed by the best wishes of a host 
of friends for their continued health and usefulness. 

'81. — John W. Wilson, formerly national bank 
examiner for California, has been appointed by the 
Los Angeles Clearing House Association to the 
position of examiner of the banks doing business 
through the Los Angeles institution. The position 
dates from May i and carries with it a salary of 

'85. — The Boston Society of Natural History 
has recently issued as a part of its Fauna of New 
England, "List of the Pisces," by Dr. William C. 
Kendall. This scholarly piece of work of 152 
pages makes frequent mention of the Bowdoin Col- 
lege collection made by Prof. L. A. Lee among the 
authorities cited. 

'86. — A long review of Professor Charles A. 
Davis' monograph on peat is printed in the current 
number of Economic Geology which styles the 
book as "far the most important contribution on the 
subject that has appeared in this country." 




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NO. 4 


Mitchell and Piles in Pitchers' Duel — Glaze's Double 
Does the Trick 

In a pitchers' batle, Dartmouth won the 
second game from Bowdoin to-day, 2 to i. 
Mitchell of Dartmouth and Files of Bowdoin 
were the opposing men on the slab, and, while 
honors were nearly even throughout, Dart- 
mouth hit together when it was necessary. 
Bowdoin played a better fielding game. 

Dartmouth got their two runs in the first 
inning. Schildmiller was passed and took 
second on Leonard's single. Glaze slammed 
out a two-bagger, Schildmiller scoring and 
Leonard going to third. Eaton sent an infield 
ball to Wandtke, who allowed it to get away 
from him, and Leonard scored. 

Up to the ninth only one Bowdoin man 
reached second. In the ninth Wandtke got 
first on Hobart's out. Lawliss was passed 
and McDade singled. Caldwell hit to the 
infield, but Leonard dropped the throw home 
and Wandtke scored. Manter sent a fly to 
Schildmiller, who made a beautiful throw 
home, catching Lawliss fully two feet from 
the plate. 


ab bh po a e 

Schildmiller, rf 3 o 3 i o 

Conroy, ss 3 o o 

Leonard, c 4 i 6 o i 

Glaze, cf 4 i 2 o o 

Eaton, 2 3 I 4 

Brady, i 2 o 12 o o 

Hobart, 3 3 o i i i 

Emerson, If 3 2 o o 

Mitchell, p 3 I 4 o 

Totals 28 3 27 10 2 


ab bh po a e 

Lawless, 3 2 0030 

McDade, If 3 i i o o 

Caldwell, cf 3 o 2 o i 

Manter, 2 4 o 3 3 o 

Files, p 3 o 2 2 o 

Bower, c 3 7 o 

Harris, rf 3 o o 

Wandkte, ss 3 o i i 

Hughes, 1 3 o 9 

Totals 27 I 24 9 2 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Dartmouth 2 o o o o — 2 

Bowdoin o o o o o i — i 

Runs — Schildmiller, Leonard, Wandkte. Two- 
base hit — Glaze. Sacrifice hits — McDade, Conroy. 
Stolen base — Eaton. First base on balls — Off Files 
I, off Mitchell 2. Left on bases — Dartmouth S, Bow- 
doin 3. Struck out — By Files 7, by Mitchell 5. 
Double play — Schildmiller to Leonard. Passed ball — 
Bower. Hit by pitched ball — By Files i. Time — I 
h. 25 m. Umpire — Joe Killourhy. 

Game is Loosely Played — Both Teams Erratic 

At the Pine Tree grounds on May 2, Bow- 
doin got into Bates in a ten-inning game to the 
tune of 1 1-7. The field was in frightful shape 
and this circumstance accounted in a large 
measure for loose, erratic work which, at 
times, was the feature of the play of both 
teams. Bowdoin hit more opportunely than 
Bates and this in a measure accounted for her 
good work in pulling out the game. Bow- 
doin's scoring was done in the third, seventh 
and tenth innings. Bowdoin scored in her 
half of the tenth on errors by Bridges and 
Boothby and on two wild pitches. 

The score : 


ab r bh pc a e 

Wandtke, 3b 5 I i o o 

McDade, If 4 2 i i 

Caldwell, cf 4 2 2 4 o o 

Stanwood, ss 4 2 3 7 i 4 

Manter, 2b 4 2 o 2 4 3 

Bower, c 5 i i 2 4 i 

Harris, p 5 I 2 S o 

Purington, rf 5 i i o o 

Scammon, ib 5 i i 11 i i 

Totals 41 II II 30 15 9 


ab r bh po a e 

Bridges, cf 4 3 o o i 

Wilder, 2b 5 2 l i i 

Stone, c, cf 4 I 2 2 2 

Boothby, If., c 5 1 6 i 2 

Burnell, lb 5 i i 17 o 2 

Jordan, 3b 5 i 2 o 2 

Keaney, ss 4 o i 2 4 I 

Hooper, rf 4 o l i 

Phinney, p 4 o I 3 i 



Harriman. p o 

Cobb, If I 

Totals 40 7 9 30 14 8 

Innings : 

Bowdoin o 4 o o 3 o 4 — 1 1 

Bates T I o o I o 4 o — 7 

Two-base hits — Jonlaii. Stanwood. Stolen liases 
—Bridges 3, Stone. Bootbby, Burnell Caldwell. 
Sacrifice hits — Caldwell, Stanwood. Bases on balls 
— Off Harris, Phinney 2. Struck out — By Harris 2 ; 
by Phinney 4; by Harriman 3. Wild pitches — By 
Harriman 2. Double play — Hooper and Burnell. 
Time — 2.15. Umpire — Carrigan. 


The second team made its first appearance 
Wednesday of last week, when it defeated the 
Brunswick High School team by a score of 14 
to I in a rather loose game on the Delta. The 
team was strengthened by the presence of Cap- 
tain Stanwood, of the 'varsity, who did not 
accoinpany the first team on the Dartmouth 

The following was the score : 

BowuoiN Second 

F. Purington, rf 3 2 3 i o 

Walker, If 4 i i o 

Ross. 3d 4 3 2 o 

H. Purington, cf., ss.... 4 i i 2 o 

Scammon, ist 4 i 2 5 t 

Black, 2d 3 I I o i 

Eastman, c 4 2 i 7 o 

Stanwood, ss 4 2 2 3 i 

Harlow, p 4 i i 7 

Burkett, cf o o o o 

Totals 34 13 14 T9 10 6 


.\ii H R ro A E 

P. L. Stetson, If 4 o 2 o 

Brackett, cf 4 o 2 

Weatherill, 3d 2 o o i 1 1 

Skolfield, 2d 3 o i o 4 i 

Crockett, ist 4 o 8 o i 

Snow, c " 4 I o 4 I I 

A. Stetson, p 3 o o o i o 

Leonard, ss 3 i o 2 i 

Ripley, rf.,' If 3 I i 

Humphrey, rf o o o o 




Bowdoin Second i 2 i 3 7 — 14 

Brunswick i o — i 

Umpire — Hobbs, '10. 


Editor of Boicdoiii Orient. Bruns-a'icl!. }Jc.: 

De.\r Sir — I gratefully take this opportu- 
nity, which you have invited to express my 
opinion, on the proposed honor system for 

I am heartily in favor of the scheme. 
Fundamentally a college seems to me a 
kind of machine to develop perfect man- 
hood. To my miml any variation of the 
coercive processes of the collegiate machines 
which promotes development by using the 
man himself as motive power is an inno- 
vation of inestimable value toward insur- 
ing the completeness of the work. The honor 
system is just such a device which is calcu- 
lated to use a man for his own good. It tends, 
while he is yet in college and before he has 
had time to make a failure of other methods, 
to create in him the feeling that honesty is not 
only the best policy but it is also the only 
course to be thought of if a man wishes to 
insure success. The sooner a man has this 
principle instilled into his very marrows the 
sooner is he fit and sufficient to face a world 
which is full of alluring traps and false 
notions. Others may preach deceit, shallow 
tricks and cruel deceptions but the man who 
has early been imbued with the principles of 
honesty will nine hunclred and ninety-nine 
times out of a thousand remain steadfast in 
his upright convictions, which convictions are 
made unbreakably firm by an inherent feeling 
that wrong doing is bound to end in failure 
and disgrace. 

I hope the fellows will consider this prob- 
lem seriously. It is a small, local world in 
which we spend our college days, but we 
should remember that our success in after life 
is largely affected by the habits of life and 
the conceptions of right and wrong which we 
acquire as undergraduates. With best suc- 
cess to the Orient I am, 

\"ery truly yours. 

An Undergraduate. 


The new bronze tablet at the right of the 
entrance to Hubbard Hall was erected by Dr. 
Ernest R. Young, '92, in memory of his father 
a former professor, librarian and treasurer of 



the college. The tablet bears the following 
inscription ; 

















3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Track-work. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up gym. 
7.30 P.M. Edward Little vi 
Debate in Memorial Hall. 

Portland Higb 


3.00 P.M. Bowdoin-Maine game on Whittier Field. 
Dual Track Meet with Bates at Lewiston. 


5.00 P.M. President Hyde conducts chapel. Music 
by the double quartet and a bass solo by Stone, 'id. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Track work. 


Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford. 
3.30 P.M. Track work. 


Bowdoin vs. Williams at Williamstown. 
Bowdoin 2d vs. Brunswick High on Whittier 

3.30 P.M. Track work. 
Commencement Parts due. 


Bowdoin vs. Holy Cross at Worcester 
3.30 P.M. Track work. 

FRID.\Y, MAY 1$ 

3.30 P.M. Track work. 

7.30 P.M. Ibis Lecture in Memorial Hall by Prof. 
William A. Neilson, of Harvard. 

Meeting of the English Department of the Maine 
Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools at 

Meeting of the Maine Modern Language Associa- 
tion at Brunswick. 


Maine Intercollegiate Track Meet on Whittier 

Meeting of English Department of Maine Asso- 
ciation of Colleges and Preparatory Schools at 

Meeting of the Maine Modern Language Associa- 
tion at Brunswick. 


The second annual House Party of the 
Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilon was held 
Friday, May ist. The house was prettily dec- 
orated with palms, furs, and cut flowers. At 
the reception from three to five in the after- 
noon which many of the town's people and 
faculty attended, the following patronesses 
received: j\Irs. William DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. 
Frank E. Woodruff, Mrs. Frederick W. 
Brown, Mrs. W. A. Hill of Rockland, and 
Mrs. Bertha G. Kimball of Alfred. At the 
dance in the evening the same ladies were 
present. Music was furnished by Kendrie's 
Orchestra. In the dining-room punch was 
dipped by Miss Lou Sylvester. The catering 
was done by Morton. 

At the close of the reception a special car 
conveyed the entire fraternity with its guests 
to New Meadows Inn. Beginning at half 
past nine an order of twenty-two dances was 
carried out. The committee in charge of the 
affair was as follows : Percy G. Bishop, '09 ; 
Harold M. Smith, '09; William E. Atwood, 
'10; Alfred W. Wandtke, '10; Lawrence Mc- 
Farland. '11. 

Among the guests present were Mrs. Geo. 
M. Atwood, Paris; Miss Gertrude Harlow, 
Dixfield; Mrs. Dana T. SkilHn, Hallowell ; 
Miss Audrey Turner, Augusta; Miss Ruth 
Gurdy, Miss Helen Wise, Miss Damie Rose, 
Rockland ; Miss May Thompson, Gray ; Miss 
Gladys M. Berry, Miss Marion Soule, Gardi- 
ner; Miss Louina Sylvester, Bowdoinham ; 
Miss Chrystine Kenniston, Waterville; Miss 
Josephine Thompson, Hallowell; Miss Agnes 
Campbell, Mechanic Falls; Miss Lilian Given,- 
Miss Charlotte Looke, New Vineyard ; Miss 
Mabel G. Ranger, Farmington ; Miss Marion 
Ingalls, Bridgton ; Miss Sadie Wandtke, Lew- 
iston ; Miss Berenice L. Munce, Calais ; Miss 
Annabel Ingraham, Rockport; Miss Marion 
Fernald, Berlin, N. H. 

The delegates from other fraternities were, 
William P. Newman, '10, Theta Delta Chi; 
Aaron O. Putnam, '08, Delta Kappa Epsilon; 
Gardner Heath, "09, Zeta Psi ; Herbert War- 
ren, '10, Alpha Delta Phi ; Ensign Otis, '08, 
Kappa Sigma; M. G. L. Bailey, '10, Beta 
Theta Pi; John R. Hurley, '09, Psi Upsilon. 






WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

H. H. BURTON, ijog H. G. INQERSOLL, 1910 

P. J. NEWMAN, 1909 P. B. MORSS, 1910 

J. J. STAHL, 1909 THOMAS OTIS, 1910 

W. E. ROBINSON, 1910 

GUY P. ESTES, 1909 Business Manager 


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MAY 8, 1908 

We Want Some 

At the college sing two 

_ . . „ weeks ago, one essential 

I i> u'"'^^c. *"'^' element was conspicuous 
Let s Have Some r -^ i, t'i 

for its absence. There 

were no topical songs. Bowdoin never 
has had, as long as we have any knowledge 
at least, any real good topical songs. This is 
a serious defect in our armor of college spirit. 
Further remarks on this subject are un- 
necessary as it is apparent to all that this 
must not remain an existing condition. So, 
considering that a word to the wise is suf- 
ficient, the Orient hopes that before many 
issues it may be in a position to announce the 
completion of a new song or new words to 
an old tune which will have a direct bearing 
on some person or persons connected with 
Bowdoin or some phase of Bowdoin life. 
Here is a chance to help Bowdoin sing- 
ing and therefore to improve Bowdoin spirit. 



Within the last week, the 
Northfield Committee of 
our Christian Association 
has brought out a small pamphlet explaining 
the general purpose and method of conduct- 
ing the Northfield Y. M. C. A. Conference for 
the colleges of Eastern America, including 
Canada. The purpose of the Conference, to 
quote the pamphlet, "primarily is to make 
more influential in the lives of the men who 
come, and through them in the life of the Col- 
leges they represent, the highest — the Christ- 
ian ideals of life," and "secondarily, its pur- 
pose is intercollegiate fellowship, recreation, 
and sport." The conference is held on the 
campus of the Northfield- Seminary in the 
beautiful little town of Ea=t Northfield on the 
Connecticut River, some twenty miles north 
of Amherst. The Conference begins on Fri- 
day, June 26, the day after the last day of the 
Bowdoin Commencement, and continues 
through Sunday, July 5. 

During these ten days, about 750 men from 
nearly every college East of Ohio, are in 
attendance, some of them living in the col- 
lege halls, and some, as the Bowdoin delega- 
tion will do, in tents, while nearly all eat 
together in the larger halls. Every morning 
is given to Bible Study classes, and to practi- 
cal home and foreign mission study classes 
led by most competent leaders ; every after- 
noon is given to Bible Study classes, and to 
practical home and foreign mission study 
classes led by most competent leaders ; every 
afternoon is given to tennis, baseball, swim- 
ming, walking, and on the Fourth of July to 
track events ; while every evening is devoted to 
an outdoor "Round-Top" meeting, then an 
indoor auditorium meeting until nine o'clock 
- — after which the various college delegations 
get together for meetings of their own. Tak- 
ing Boston as the starting point, the expense 
of the ten day trip, to again quote the 
pamphlet, "is approximately $20 including a 
registration fee of $5, table board of $9 for the 
full time, $2.50 for a tent and the round trip 
from Boston of $3.75." 

Last year the Conference was attended by 
four Bowdoin men, Frank Morrison, '08, L. 
F. Timberlake, '09, M. P. Cushing, '09, and 
H. H. Burton, '09, all of whom, except of 
course Morrison, will attend the Conference 
again this year. Early in June, this year's 
Northfield Commmittee will call a general 
meeting of all who are interested, to discuss 
plans for a large delegation from Bowdoin. 



In the meantime there is a plentiful supply of 
the Northfield Pamphlets that may be 
obtained at the library, and all of the Commit- 
tee, consisting of L. F. Timberlake, '09, J. S. 
Simmons, '09, A. W. Moulton, '09, C. L. 
Bower, '09, R. C. Harlow, '09, F. C. Evans, 
'10, H. Q. Hawes, '10, and Robert Hale, '10, 
will be glad to talk over the trip with anyone 
thinking of taking it, and will be glad to 
obtain any further information which may be 
desired in regard to the Conference. 

It ; npears, therefore, that at Northfield for 
a smz,A cost, there is open to everyone, an 
opporunity of which every undergraduate 
would do well to take advantage if possible, 
during the first ten days of at least of his three 
summer vacations. 1 


President Hyde spoke in chapel, Sunday. 
He said, "When we judge other men we have 
to judge them by what they have done, but 
when we examine ourselves as we should 
often do, there is another standard which 
should be applied. We should judge our- 
selves by our aspirations. Whatever are a 
marl's aspirations, that is his value; therefore 
it is important that a man aim high. The 
highest character which a man may aspire to 
imitate is that of Jesus Christ and if any one 
will honestly endeavor to follow the example 
of Christ his character will be uplifted to that 


Last Saturday evening the members of the 
Duetscher Verein met at New Meadows Inn, 
as the guests of Prof. Files. The meeting was 
one of the most successful in the history of 
the society. An excellent paper on "Trans- 
lations," was read by Prof. Sills. After this 
paper had been discussed at some length 
there was a discussion of a new course which 
may possibly be added to the college curricu- 
lum. The course is to consist of the study of 
drama. Each Professor at the head of the 
several departments of languages is to have 
charge of the work in his particular course. 
The German department is already studying 
the German drama, and hereafter this course 
is to be more fully developed. 


To-morrow afternoon Bowdoin will play 
the second in the series of championship 
games on Whittier Field. She has as an oppo- 
nent the University of Maine. The Orient 
was unable to secure an authentic line-up of 
the Maine team, but the Bowdoin aggregation 
will probably be made up as follows : Bower, 
c, ; Files, p. ; Scammon, lb. ; Manter, 2b. ; 
Wantke, 3b. ; Stanwood, ss. ; McDade, l.f . ; 
Caldwell, c.f. ; Harris, r.f. 

College Botes 

New letter boxes were placed in the Ends this 

Pope, '11, has left college temporarily to work at 

Duddy, '07, was a guest at the Kappa Sigma 
House recently. 

C. D. Bagley, father of Edward Bagley, ex-'os, 
died last week in Portland. 

"Bill" Johnson, '06, has been visiting at the Beta 
Theta Pi House for a few days. 

The second baseball team were defeated at 
Hebron, Wednesday, by a score of 8 to 5. 

Jasper J. Stahl, 'og, has been obliged to leave col- 
lege for a few weeks on account of sickness. 

A movement has been started to reorganize the 
College Band to play at the Intercollegiate Meet. 

Pope, '11, and Newman, '09, took a fishing trip last 
Saturday and brought back twenty-one brook trout. 

Smith, '08, has gone to New York to prepare for 
his removal to London in the service of the Inter- 
national Banking Co. 

The U. of M.-M. I. T. Track Meet last Saturday 
resulted in a score of Syyi points for M. I. T. and 
38'/2 points for U. of M. 

Mr. Moore, who has been repairing the canvas in 
the Bowdoin Gallery of the Art Building, has 
finished his work for the present, but will probably 
return later. 

On Wednesday Prof. Burnett went to Providence, 
R. I., for the purpose of attending a meeting of the 
officers of the Internal Administration of the New 
Englartd colleges. 

A tennis tournament will be played by the mem- 
bers of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity on their courts 
this spring. A cup to be given as a prize has been 
given by some of the alumni. 

Mr. Trainor, who has been at work repairing the 
railings in the Bowdoin Gallery, has finished and 
returned one lot and has begun work on another, to 
be finished before Commencement. 

The English Department of the Maine Associa- 
tion of Colleges and Secondary Schools of which 
Professor Mitchell is president and the Maine Mod- 
ern Language Association of which Prof. Files is 
secretary, are planning to hold joint meetings at 
Brunswick, May 13 and 16. 



Phinney, the Bates man who- pitched against Bovv- 
doin last Saturday, has signed with Lewiston 
Atlantic City League for this summer. 

Rev. Charles E. Heals, field agent of the American 
Peace Society, gave an interesting talk in chapel, 
Tuesday morning. Mr. Reals outlined the work of 
the peace forces of the world and gave an earnest 
and eloquent appeal for volunteers tn the cause of 
international arhit ration. 


The Xassaii Literary Maga:iitc which has always 
been edited by seniors" since its establishment by the 
Class of 1842, has made a departure from that cus- 
tom and hereafter will admit members of the Jun- 
ior, Sophomore and Freshmen Classes to its edito- 
rial board. 

The British War Office has definitely included 
McGill University in the list of universities to which 
commissions in the army are allotted, where a course 
in military construction has recently been intro- 

New four-year courses in mechanical, electrical, 
civil and chemical engineering are to be established 
in the College of Engineering of the University of 
Wisconsin. One year of college work or its equiv- 
alent is to be required for entrance. 

The Princeton baseball team was recently told by 
President Roosevelt that President Eliot of Har- 
vard is wrong on the subject of athletics. The 
President does not believe that*(3iscouraging athlet- 
ics will help the institutions. He told the ball play- 
ers that some one wrote him recently asking his 
advice about athletics and the college situation. He 
said that in his reply he advised that more games 
be won bv the teams of the institution. 

Thursda'y, May 28, has been selected as the date 
for holding the Western try outs for the Olympian 
games, which will be contested next summer in 
London. The date was originally set for June 12, 
but had to be set forward because of an earlier 
opening of the games. This change is not expected 
to decrease the number of athletes who will try out 
for places on the American team. 

Henry Churchill King, president of Oberlin Col- 
lege, is author of a book, "The Seeming Unreality 
of the Spiritual Life." 


It is a very readable number of the Quill that 
has just appeared, with an agreeable variety of con- 
tents presented in attractive literary form. It has in 
it a breath of the stately and sombre pines; a whiff 
of the sea, in the sternness of the Labrador coast, 
and in the sentiment of the restless tide; a confes- 
sion of failure and of desire to find spiritual com- 
panionship; a tale of pathetic regret and bereave- 
ment connected with the war in the Transvaal; a 
book-review of special interest to Bowdoin readers; 
an extended essay, and a silhouette, on the charac- 
teristic conditions and ideals of college life. Poe- 
try, pictures of life, dissertation and comment are 
all here, and all excellent; but one does not find 
among them a touch of humor, which one may 
reasonablv expect to find in a college magazine. 

The Registrar, in the full-page advertisement of the 
college, has done what he could to supply this lack 
by offering to send "catalogs" to any address ; which 
when received will, by some witching spell, turn out 
to be "catalogues," to the possible confusion of the 
seeker for information, and may suggest to him 
that there are other ck-cli\'es here besides those for- 
mallv announced. 

The Pines at Sunset is .-i delicate, richly-colored 
picture, showing a genuine appreciation of nature, 
and a very creditable command of the melodies of 
blank verse. It is rather profuse in adjectives, and 
would gain in clearness and effectiveness if there 
were more pauses on which the voice and the mind 
could rest in the reading. 

The sonnet form is dextrously handled in Friend- 
ship, except that an assurance is allowed to take the 
place of a rhyme in the case of the tenth and thir- 
teenth lines. The sentiment, if dramatically put into 
the lips of one who has walked a lonely way for 
many years, is impressive if somewhat disconsolate. 

The Secret of the Tide is a quaint, poetical fancy, 
daintily and musically expressed, the metrical form 
being well adapted to the pretty fancy. 

At the Close of Day presents a picture of a little 
fishing settlement, its life and its labors, on the 
rugged coast of Labrador ; a picture that is vivid 
and thoroughly sympathetic. We see, as if we were 
there, the grey water in the little land-locked har- 
bor, we feel the chill of the icebergs loitering out- 
side, and we hear the note of the sea in the dis- 
tance. The little red-sailed boats, the hardy fisher- 
men, the sod-roofed huts, the watching and helpful 
wives, the splitting of the fish by the light of torches, 
and the rude song that lightens the tasks of men 
and women, — these are the features of a most 
effective scene and description. 

Philimene is a well-conceived and fitly-told tale, 
that is both sad and sweet. The scene changes from 
Cape Town to Quebec, and the atmosphere of the 
two places, so unlike, is well preserved. There is 
genuine pathos in the story which is told with equal 
sympathy and self-restraint. The eager search of 
Philimene for her husband among the living, and 
the heart-breaking discovery, in the Basilica, of the 
casket which bore his name, are admirably por- 
trayed ; though one feels that the baby boy has, 
somehow, been forgotten in the end. 

The Book-Rcviezv contains an appreciative notice 
of Professor Allen Johnson's recently published life 
of Stephen A. Douglas, together with an interesting 
personal estimate of the character of Douglas, and 
a brief reminiscent remark about a Douglas Club 
that flourished at Bowdoin in i860, a far-away 
precursor of the Johnson Club of to-day. 

The College is made up of excerpts from a paper 
read in a Congress of Arts and Sciences at the St. 
Louis Exposition, and afterwards incorporated by 
the author as a chapter in "The College Man and 
the College Woman." It is an exposition, somewhat 
rhetorical in tone, of what the college stands for in 
its scholastic, and social, and fraternity life; its enu- 
meration of the qualities which a college professor 
"must possess is, one would think, a trifle discon- 
certing to those who are already laboring in the 
office, as well as to those who are looking forward 
to it in tlie future. It is well supplemented by the 
Silhouette, which sets forth, from the editorial point 
of view and with force, the social privileges, and 
responsibilities, and ideals, of the college student. 




loo-Yard Dash — Bozvdoin, Kaulbach, Smith, 
Taylor. Atwood, L. Davis, BaUard ; Bates, 
Lucas, Lovel)', Wilhams, A'Vadleisjh, Elwood, 

220- Yard Dash — Bozcdoiii, Donnell, Stcjnc, 
Davie, .-Vtwuod, Bahard, L. Davis; Bates. 
Wadleigh. Lucas, Williams, Lancaster, El- 
wood, Sargent. 

I20-Yard Hurdles — Bozcdoin, Sanborn, 
Wiggin, Edwards, Howe ; Bates, Williams, 
Eraser, Tasker, Schumacher, Dorman, Dun- 

220- Yard Hurdles — Bozi'doiu, Sanborn, 
Wiggin, Edwards, Howe ; Bates, Schumacher, 
Eraser, Tasker, Leavitt, Chandler, Mathews. 

440- Yard Dash — Bozvdoin, Anderson, Sim- 
mons, ]\Iorse, Colbath, Manter, Johnson ; 
Bates, Roseland, Lucas, Wittekind, Preston, 
Harris, L. 

88 o-Yard R u n — Bozvdoin, Timberlake, 
Wandtke, Manter, Colbath, Simmons ; Bates, 
Oakes, Harris, C, Irish, Peakes, Merrill, C. 

High Jump — Bozvdoin, Edwards, Brigham, 
Pierce, Wiggin ; Bates. Williams, Tasker, 
Dunfield, Page. 

Throwing the Hammer — Bozvdoin, Morrill, 
Warren, Crosby, Sewall ; Bates, French, 
Andrews, A., Jackson, Andrews, W., Leavitt. 

Broad Jump — Bozvdoin, Morrill, Edwards, 
Atwood, Ballard, Sanborn, L. Davis ; Bates, 
Merrill, G., Hull, Eraser, Ouimby, Elwood, 

Throwing the Discus — Bozvdoin, Morrill, 
Rowell, Jackson, Crosby ; Bates, Page, Schu- 
macher., Erench, Andrews, A., Preston, 

Pole Vault — Bozvdoin, Deming, Burton, 
Davis, E. E., Wiggin; Bates, Haynes, Peter- 
son, Erost, Dorman, Jenness, Erench. 

Mile Run — Bozvdoin, Colbath, Slocum, 
Cary, Kimball; Bates, Clifford, Ellsworth, 
.Martin, Bishop, Richardson. 

2-Mile Run — Bozvdoin, Colbath, Slocum, A. 
L. Robinson, Readey, Weston ; Bates. Corson, 
Clifford, Ames, Stuart, Pelletier. 

Putting the Shot — Bozvdoin, Morrill, New- 
man, Rowell, Burton ; Bates, Erench, Schu- 
macher, Leavitt, Andrews, W., Page, 
Andrews, A. 


At a recent meeting of the officers of the Maine 
Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the following 
resolutions were passed : 

JVhcrcas. It has been tlie will of the .Mmight}- 
God to take from among ns a most highly esteemed 
felliiw-woi-ker and college mate, Mr. Richard .\. 
Lee. and 

iriwri'iis. We, the remaining nicmliers of the offi- 
cers of the Maine Intercollegiate .-\thletic Associa- 
tion, representing the students of the four colleges 
of the Association, wishing to express the feeling 
of esteem and appreciation in which our fellow-stu- 
dent, was held, be it 

Rcsoli'cd, That our sincere and heartfelt sympa- 
thy be extended to the family of the deceased stu- 
dent, and be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
spread on the records of our Association and a copy 
be sent to the family of the deceased student. 

M. A. Sturtevant, Committee. 

Orono, Me., April 24, 1908. 


Won Lost Per cent. 

Theta Delta Chi 2 1000 

Psi Upsilon 2 o 1000 

.-Mpha Delta Phi i 2 666 

Kappa Sigma i o 1000 

Zeta Psi i i 500 

Delta Upsilon o 2 o 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 02 o 

Beata Theta Pi o o 


Played Won Lost Per cent. 

Bowdoin i i o 1000 

U. of M I I o 1000 

Colby I o I 

Bates I o i o 


The president of the International Banking Cor- 
poration, Thomas Hamlin Hubbard, A.M., LL.D., 
of the Class of 1857, who has so munificently 
endowed the college with funds and buildings, includ- 
ing the library and grandstand, has used his influ- 
ence ever since his election to the presidency of the 
corporation to draw Bowdoin men into I. B. C. 
positions with raises of salary as fast as the men 
show themselves fit. The men, after being in New 
York a year or two, and becoming acquainted with 
the principals and practice of the work, are sent to 
hold responsible positions under the I. B. C. in 
foreign countries, usually at first in London, and 
later, perhaps, in Manila, Shanghai, Yokohama and 
elsewhere. The following is a list of Bowdoin 
men who are now in the work and their addresses : 

From the Class of 1904: E. L. Brigham, Yoko- 
hama, Japan; H. H. Oakes, Manila, P. I.; A. C. 
Shorey, N. Y. From 1905 : J. H. Brett, Shanghai, 
China; W. S. Cushing, Yokohama; C. J. Donnell, 


Manila; W. B. Webb, Manila; Stanley Williams, 
Manila. 'From 1906: F. L. Packard, London; R. 
E. Shaw, San Francisco, Cal. ; H. S. Stetson, Lon- 
don ; R. R. Stevens, Ancon, Canal Zone ; R. G. 
Webber, London; E. E. Wing, London; R. B. Wil- 
liams, London. From 1907: C. R. Bennett, A. C. 
Chadbourne, S. G. Haley, L. D. Mincher, London; 
and G. C. Morrill, N. Y. 

This year from 1908 the following men will prob- 
ably take up the business : 

F. T. Smith, J. L. Gray, C. E. Files and H, H. 

Elumni Bepavtment 

'72. — Rev. Osgood W. Rogers of Medford, Okla- 
homa, has accepted conditionally a call to the 
church at Gage in that state. 

'77, — In a recent interview Commander Peary 
gave the following details respecting his next Arctic 

"The general plans of the last expedition will be 
followed, with some important variations based on 
our experiences then. 

"Sailing from New York in the Roosevelt in June 
or not later than the first of July, we should reach 
Greenland between August 25 and September 15. 

"Thence the way lies along the west coast of 
Greenland, through Baffin Bay, Smith Sound and 
Kane Basin, with EUesmere Land to the westward. 
This will bring us to Kennedy and Robeson Chan- 
nels, passing through which we expect to gain our 
old winter quarters at Cape Sheridan. It is one of 
the northernmost regions of solid ground known to 

The expedition will consume about three years. 
Commander Peary has received a guarantee of 
$200,000 to defray the expenses. Captain Robert 
Bartlett of St. John's, N. F., will command the ship. 

"Early in February we will start from Cape Sher- 
idan for the north. The journey to the pole should 
be under way in good earnest by the early days of 
March. Our equipment will be practically the same 
as in the expedition of 1905-1906. I want to have 
200 dogs, 25 sledges and 25 men, with parties of 
Eskimo assistants from Whale Bay similar to those 
in the previous expedition. The journey to the 
north by sledge should consume from 100 to 120 
days. We should be back on the mainland some 
time in June, 1909" 

"The knowledge gained on other points m the 
last expedition should contribute much to our suc- 
cess. The Eskimos are invaluable as assistants. It 
seems so strange that no other explorers have used 
them. I hope to obtain the services of at least 25 
Eskimo men. As their acceptance of my employ- 
ment involves an absence of something like two 
years from their homes, their wives and families 
will accompany them. 

"The Eskimos I had last time were the northern- 
most human inhabitants of the globe. They knew 
the climate so well that they gave no trouble. They 
drive the dog sledges better than white men. They 
are very useful as hunters. 

"Past experience has also been of value in the 
matter of dogs, too. We started last time with 25 
teams of eight dogs each. Many of them died, some 

in a great storm. We did not know what killed 
most of the others until some one found that the 
whale meat we were feeding them had been cured 
not only with salt, but also with saltpetre. 

"Persistent use of the latter sort of meat killed 
the animals. When we set out for the pole we had 
only 20 teams with six dogs each. The actual dash 
to the farthest point north was made with six 
sledges each drawn by six dogs. The use of salt- 
petre can easily be avoided. This time we hope to 
take north most of our 200 dogs." 

'88. — Rev. Dr. P. F. Marston delivered an address 
before the Preachers' Meeting at Chicago last 
month which was warmly received and won high 
commendation. His present address is 14 Dela- 
ware Place, Chicago. 

'91. — Henry Eastman Cutts was married 29 April, 
1908, at Stamford, Conn., by the Rev. Ford C. Ott- 
man, D.D., to Mary Louise, daughter of Elizabeth 
L. and the late Walter M. Smith. 

'92. — W. O. Hersey, for six years the successful 
principal of the High School at Sanford, Me., has 
resigned his position to accept the superintendency 
of the public schools of Fairfield and Oakland. 

'94. — Charles A. Flagg is one of the associate and 
advisory editors of The Massachusetts Magazine, 
a new quarterly devoted to history, genealogy, and 

'95. — Prof. Ernest R. Woodbury is planning to 
give his pupils at Thornton Academy a practical 
course in municipal government by having them 
organize a "school city." The municipal election 
will take place the first day of the term. Every 
thing will be maintained in a manner befitting an 
up-to-date city. There will be police justices before 
whom offenders will be tried. 

'95. — Rev. Archie G. Axtell has received a call to 
the Congregational Church at Alden, Iowa. 

'96. — Charles W. Marston, Professor of Mathe- 
matics in the Stuyvesant High School in New York 
City was married April 11, 1908, to Miss Elizabeth 
V. Cook of that city. 

'97. — The many friends of John George Haines 
will regret to learn that there is no improvement in 
his mental condition and that he is still at the asy- 
lum at Morris Plains, N. J. 

'98. — George H. Sturgis, Esq., was married April 
30, 1908, to Miss Adelaide V. Sweeney of Portland, 
Maine. Mr. and Mrs. Sturgis will reside at 275 
Brighton Avenue. 

'99. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Stearns of Auburn, 
announce the engagement of their daughter. Miss 
Maude Stearns, to Loton D. Jennings, Esq., of 

'03. — A daughter, Altie Luella, was born to the 
wife of Harrie L. Webber of Auburn, April 30, 1908. 

'04. — A son, George Victor, was born to the wife 
of Cyrus F. Packard at Lewiston, April 24, 1908. 

'06.— Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Hinckley of Good Will 
Farm, announce the engagement of their daughter, 
.'\lice Louise, and David R. Porter of New York 
City, now in the employment of the International 
Y. M. C. A. Committee as secretary for preparatory 
and high schools. 

'07. — Dwight S. Robinson after a brief visit in 
Brunswick, left April 28, for Denver, Col., where he 
has a position with the Dupont Powder Company. 




NO. 5 

Defeated Colby 5 to 3— Files Pitched No Hit Game 

Bowdoin won the opening game here to-day 
in the Maine college championship series of 
baseball, defeating Colby 5 to 3. Files pitched 
a magnificent game, not a hit being scored off 
his delivery. He also made the longest drive 
during the game, being the only batsman to 
go beyond the first base on a hit. Colby scored 
all her runs in the fourth and fifth innings 
when Bowdoin had an erratic streak, making 
six of her eight errors in these two innings. 

In the eighth Bowdoin tied and went ahead 
of Colby by excellent work at the bat, Mc- 
Dade leading off with a single, Caldwell reach- 
ing first on Tibbett's error, Stanwood sacri- 
ficing and scoring McDade, and Files sacrific- 
ing and scoring Caldwell. Manter got a hit 
and scored on an error by Tibbetts who failed 
to connect with Bowers's grounder. Score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Wandtke, 3b 4 i i i 2 2 

McDade, If 3 i 2 o o o 

Caldwell, cf 3 i o i o 

Stanwood, ss 3 o 2 2 3 

Files, p 3 I I I 4 I 

Manter, 2b 4 i i i 2 o 

Bower, c 4 o 2 9 i o 

Harris, rf 4 o 3 o 

Scamman, ib 3 o 9 i 2 

Totals 31 5 7 27 12 8 


ab r bh po a e 

Shaw, cf 4 o o 2 o 

Dwyer, c. 2 I o o o o 

Goode, p 4 I 3 3 o 

Vail, rf 4 o o 2 o o 

Cary, ss 3 o o i 4 

Tribou, If 4 o 2 o 

Tibbetts, 3b 4 o o o 4 2 

Buker, ib 4 o o 13 i 

Cotton, 2b 4 I o I 2 I 

Totals 33 3 o 24 14 3 

Bowdoin o o r i o o 3 x — 5 

Colby o o o 2 I o — 3 

Earned Runs — Bowdoin, 2. Three-base hits — • 
Files. Stolen bases — Wandtke, Manter, Goode 2. 
Sacrifice hits — McDade, Stanwood, Files. First base 
on balls — Off Files, 2; off Goode, i. Hit by 

pitched ball — Carey. Struck out — By Files, 7. Wild 
pitches — By Files, I. Passed balls — By Dwyer, i. 
Double plays — Files to Manter to Scammon. Time — 
ih. 50m. Umpire — John Carrigan. 


Dual Meet with Bates, and Maine-Bowdoin 
Game Called Off on Account of Rain. 
Sloppy weather put a damper upon last Sat- 
urday's fun. In the first place the Dual Meet 
with Bates had to be called off on account of 
the condition of the track and field, and in the 
second place the baseball game with Maine 
went up in sea fog and mud. The track man- 
agement have announced that there will be no 
meet with Bates this year. The baseball man- 
agement are unable to say exactly when the 
Maine game will be played, but announce that 
it will be either May 29tli or June i. 


Whittier Field to be Scene of Saturday's Contest — 
Fourteenth Annual Meet 

To-morrow morning at ten o'clock there 
will be run off the trials in ten events, and in 
the afternoon at two o'clock there will be 
run off the finals in all fourteen events 
of the Fourteenth Maine Intercollegiate Ath- 
letic Meet. Of the thirteen meets up-to-date, 
Bowdoin has won ten, and the University of 
Maine three, in 1902 at Lewiston, in 1906 at 
Lewiston, and in 1907 at Waterville. The first 
M. I. A. A. cup went to the college winning it 
the greatest number of times in the first ten 
years, and Bowdoin won this cup in 1904 by 
winning the meet of that year, giving her 
nine victories out of the possible ten. The 
present cup is to run until 1914, and to date it 
has been won once by Bowdoin, and twice by 
the University of Maine, in whose possession 
it now is. 

Bowdoin has never lost an athletic meet on 
her home grounds, and to-morrow her team 
will go on the field with a fighting chance of 
victory, but with the resolution that the record 



of Whittier Field must never include a Bow- 
doin defeat in track athletics. Should Bow- 
doin win the meet to-morrow, the team will 
bend every energy to repeat the performance 
of 1899, when the Track Championship of 
New England was brought home to Bruns- 
wick. The New England Meet will be held at 
Brookline, Massachusetts, and this year Bow- 
doin has that proverbial fighting chance, 
which, backed by Bowdoin spirit, has so many 
times meant a Bowdoin victory. 

Printed below are our entries for the Maine 
Meet, and those for the New England Meet 
are identical with the omission of A. L. Rob- 
inson, "08, and J. W. Manter, '09, who are 
disqualified in that meet because of receiving 
money, one as a manager and the other as a 
player, from a minor league professional base- 
ball team. The men whose names appear 
below are the men whom every Bowdoin 
undergraduate should to-morrow cheer on to 
victory, and they are the men, whom, in case 
they win to-morrow, a hundred Bowdoin stu- 
dents should accompany to Brookline, there to 
help them fight for a greater victory. To 
quote Abraham Lincoln, "with high hope for 
the future, no prediction in regard to it is ven- 

The Bowdoin entries for to-morrow are as 
follows : 

100- Yard Dash — Bates, Williams, Elword, Lucas, 
Lancaster, Wadleigh ; Boivdoin, Ballard, Kaulbach. 
L. Davis, Atwood, Taylor, Smith; Colby, Trask, 
Chandler, Ervin. Plummer, Vale. Packard; Maine, 
Pond, H. J. Cook, Sawyer, Hill, J. G. Scales, Waite. 

220- Yard Dash — Bates, Williams, Elword, Lan- 
caster, Lucas; Bowdoin, Donnell, Davie, Atwood, 
Stone, Kaulbach, Ballard; Colby, Trask, Chandler, 
Ervin, Keyes, Vale, Packard ; Maine, Pond, H. J. 
Cook, Littlefield, Torrey, Walker, Hill. 

440-Yard Dash — Bates, Wittekind, Preston. Rose- 
land ; Boiijdoin, Anderson, Morss, Johnson, Manter, 
Simmons, Colbath ; Colby, Chandler, Trask, McKen- 
zie, Irvin, Packard; Maine, Littlefield, Fortier, Tor- 
rey, Walker, Springer, Pinkham. 

High Jump — Bates, Williams, Page; Bowdoin, 
Sanborn,, Atwood, Brigham, Pierce. Edwards, Pen- 
nell; Colby, Packard, Keyes, E. Allen, Gilpatrick, 
Good, Vale; Maine, Meserve, Scott, Phillips, Hig- 

Shot VMi— Bates, Schumacher, Leavitt, Page, 
French ; Bowdoin, Newman, Morrill, Kernn, Rowell, 
Sewall, Crosby ;Co;&.v, Garrick, Gilpatrick. Rogers. 
Trask, G. Dean, Tidd ; Maine, Bearce, Ray, Farwell, 
Walden, Wright, McHale. 

16- lb. Hammer — Bates, French, Leavitt, A. E. 
Andrews ; Bowdoin, Warren, Crosby, Morrill, 
Sewall, Tefft, Newman; Colby, Garrick, Gilpatrick, 
Rogers, Tidd, G. Dean, Keyes; Maine, Ray, Bearce, 
Black, Gardiner, Matheas, Conlogue. 

120- Yard Hurdles — Bates, Eraser, Schumacher, 
Williams, Chandler; Bowdoin, Edwards, Wiggin, 

Sanborn, Morrill, Manter; Colby, Bridges, Flood, 
Pierce; Maine, Knight, Smith, N. E., Drew, Miner, 
Matheas, Southard. 

220-Yard Hurdles — Bates, Leavitt, Eraser, Chand- 
ler, Schumacher; Bozvdoin, Edwards, Wiggin, San- 
born, Morrill, Manter; Co/&3),Pier.ce, Bridges, Flood, 
Richardson; Maine, Knight, Smith, N. E., Drew, 
Southard, Richardson, Goodrich. 

Broad Jump — Bates, Eraser, Quimby, G. Merrill, 
Elword; Bowdoin, Lee, Edwards, Morrill, L. Davis, 
Atwood, Ballard; Colby, Trask, Packard, Allen, 
Trvin, Vale ; Maine, A. F. Cook, Higgins, C. F. 
Smith, Hill, Roval, Waite. 

880- Yard Dash— Bates. Irish, C. Merrill, Oakes, 
Wittekind ; Bowdoin, Timberlake, Wandtke, Sim- 
mons, Manter, Stone, Colbath; Colby, Cole, Stinson, 
R. Thompson, Pullen, Dean ; Maine, Bean, Fortier, 
Chadbourne. King, Springer, Hayes. 

One Mile — Bates, Clifford, Bishop, Ellsworth, 
Oakes. Martin, Irish ; Bozvdoin, Gary, Kimball, Col- 
bath, Robinson, Slocum ; Colby, Cole, Stinson, Dean, 
Pullen, R. Thompson ; Maine, Hicks, Fortier, W. 
A. Cook. Snow, Collins, Dyer. 

Two-Mile— Bates, Corson, Clifford, Pelletier; 
Bou'doin, Robinson, Colbath, Readey, Slocum, Wes- 
ton, Manter ; Colby, Cole, Dean, Stinson, Lovett, R. 
Thompson, Anderson ; Maine, Dyer, Whitney, Phil- 
brook, Hatch, Harmon. 

Discus — Bates, Schumacher, Leavitt, Page, French, 
A. E. Andrews, W. V. Andrews ; Bozvdoin, Jackson, 
Morrill. Rowell, Newman, Crosby, Manter ; Colby, 
Gilpatrick, Rogers. Garrick, Tribou, Tidd, Tibbetts ; 
Maine, Walden, Black, Strout, Carlisle, Buck, Mor- 

Pole Vault — Bates, Jenness, Haines, Dorman ; 
Bozvdoin, Burton, F. E. Davis, Deming, Wiggin, 
Brewster, Atwood ; Colby, E. Allen, Pierce ; Maine, 
Rogers, Winters, Scott, Scales, N. N., Hammond, 


Clerk of Course— Dr. W. T. Rowe. Referee- 
Eugene Buckley. 

Judges at Finish — Bolster, Parker, Skow, Halli- 

Timers — Grover, Dr. Whittier, Rice. 

Starter — McGrath. 

Scorer — Sullivan. 

Measurers — Wyman, Kimball, Purington, Condon. 

Judges — Johnson, Hurd, Wing, 

Scorers — Stanford, Achley, Hull. 

Announcer — Sturtevant. 


Dr. Nehemiah Boynton, D.D., of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., will occupy the pulpit at the Church on 
the Hill next Sunday. Dr. Boynton is a grad- 
uate of Amherst College. For the last ten 
years he was pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Detroit, Michigan, and two years 
ago was called to Brooklyn, N. Y. He is a 
very strong and effective speaker and is very 
much appreciated wherever he goes. It is 
hoped that a large number of students will 
take the opportunity to hear Dr. Boynton. 





3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 

7.30 P.M. Prof. William A. Neilson, of Harvard, 
speaks in Memorial Hall under the auspices of the 

Meeting of the English Department of the Maine 
Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools. 

Meeting of the Maine Modern Language Associa- 


10.00 A.M. Trials of the Maine Intercollegiate 
Track Meet on Whittier Field. 

2.30 P.M. Finals of the Maine Intercollegiate 
Track Meet. 


10.45 A.M. Dr. Nehemiah Bo5'nton of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., preaches in the Church on the Hill. 

5.00 P.M. Dr. Boynton conducts chapel. Music 
by quartette, consisting of Whitmore, 'li, Kendrie, 
'10, Brown, '09, and Richards, '11, and a violin solo 
by Kendrie, '10. 


Report in French 4 due. 
3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 


Bowdoin vs. U. of M. at Orono. 
Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament at 

Bowdoin 2d vs. Lewiston High at Brunswick. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 

Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament at 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 

Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament at 

New England Intercollegiate Meet at Brookline, 

Reports due in History 2 and 8. 


Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 

Bowdoin Interscholastic Track Meet on Whittier 
Field. Trials at lo.oo a.m. and finals at 2.30 p.m. 

New England Intercollegiate Meet at Brookline, 


Fioai Contest in Bowdoin Interscholastic Debating 
League Hotly Contested 

The championship debate of the Bowdoin 
Debating League was held in Hubbard Hall, 
Friday evening, May 8. The debate was to 
have been held in Memorial Hall, but owing 
to the small audience it was changed to Hub- 
bard Hall. The contestants were Edward Lit- 
tle High School and the Portland High School. 

Portland had the negative and was repre- 
sented by Roger V. Snow, Wilford G. Chap- 
man, Jr., Fred D. Wish, Jr., and alternate 
Charles E. Wright. The Edward Little High 
School was represented by Harold C. Alley, 
Geoffrey H. Craig, Charles F. Adams, and 
alternate Ray D. March. 

The question for debate was, 

"Resolved, That granting the willingness of 
Cuba, the annexation of Cuba by the United 
States would be for the best interests of the 
United States." The question was well 
debated and the judges, Professor J. William 
Black of Colby, Professor William T. Foster 
of Bowdoin, and Professor Hudson B. Hast- 
ings of Bowdoin, decided by a vote of two to 
one to award the prize to Portland. 

After the debate there was an informal 
reception at which ice cream and cake were 
served to the contestants and the audience. 


The services in chapel last Sunday were 
conducted by President Hyde. The subject 
of his talk was "Loyalty," and briefly he 
spoke as follows : 

"A person should first be loyal to his father 
and mother. Then when a man comes to col- 
lege he should be loyal to his class, fraternity, 
or college, in fact, to something which is 
larger than himself and to which he must sac- 
rifice something. After a man graduates 
from college there is his vocation to which 
he must be devoted. He should not be tied 
down to his work, but should identify himself 
with some great interest or movement. A col- 
lege graduate should never work for his liv- 
ing alone. A living must be made but that is 
not all for which a man should work; he 
should be united with some good cause and 
work for the interests of other people. 

"The greatest cause to which a man can 
unite himself is that of Jesus Christ and every 
one should work for the welfare of "Christ- 


Won Lost Per cent. 

Psi Upsilon 3 1.000 

Theta Delta Chi 2 

Alpha Delta Phi 4 I .800 

Zeta Psi I 2 .333 

Kappa Sigma I 3 -25° 

Delta Upsilon 2 .000 

Delta Kappa Epsilon o 2 .000 

Beta Theta Pi o i -ooo 






KENNETH R. TEFFT, 1909 Editor-in-Chief 

WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 
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p. j. newman, 1909 p. b. morss, 1910 

j. j. 8tahl, 1909 thomas otis, 1910 

w. e. robinson, 1910 

GUY P. ESTES, igog Business Manager 


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All communications regarding subscriptions should 
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MAY 15, 1908 

An Oriental 

nication. Our theory that everyone sleeps at 

Bowdoin but the chapel bell was torn to 
shreds for we had found one man who was 
awake to the fact that the Orient stands not 
simply for the opinions of the board but for 
the opinions of all who are interested in Bow- 
doin. We hope that the initiative taken by the 
enlightened gentleman signing himself "An 
Undergraduate" may be the occasion for many 
more letters on this topic or, if not on this 
topic, on any topic pertinent to the college. 

In this connection, the Orient would speak 
of another matter significant to its theory of 
somnolentology. Over a month ago a com- 
mittee was appointed to consider the feasibil- 
ity of a Student Council. This committee was 
to publish its report in the Orient two weeks 
after the date of the mass-meeting at which 
the committee was appointed. The Orient 
has received no such report. The report is 
some few hours overdue and we hope that it 
may be in by our next issue as the subject has 
its merits and should not be passed over in 

Because of the fact of its 
being inhibited by its char- 
Uiscovery ^^^^^ ^^ ^ newspaper, the 

occasion is indeed rare when the Orient can 
announce any discoveries. It is, therefore, 
with all pride and bombast that we are pre- 
pared to proclaim the result of a two weeks' 
research in what we will call somnolentology. 
In fine, we have found one man in Bowdoin 
College who is awake. 

Two weeks ago we brought up the theme 
of a college honor system and we invited dis- 
cussion through our columns. Time passed 
and no one responded to our call. The cause 
for this was evident. The Three Hundred 
Sleepers of Bowdoin College apparently felt 
that we were just putting in a little jargon to 
fill up our paper and so with a groan they 
rolled over and went to sleep again. But lo 
and behold one morning there came a commu- 

The Orient would not 

A Word for presume to tell the faculty 

the Band how to run the college, 

yet we feel that a sug- 
gestion now and then would not be taken 
amiss, especially if it expresses in a sane man- 
ner, the sentiment of the student body. For 
the past two years the College Band has not 
been up to the standard set by past musical 
organizations, partly because of lack of talent 
and partly from lack of interest. This year 
we have talent to burn, but lack of interest 
has allowed the band to be discontinued 
through the winter, in consequence of which 
we come to the day of the Maine Meet with 
a band that has played together just five times 
since last fall. 

The solution of the problem seems to lie in 
doing something that will keep the band prac- 
ticing through the winter. The University of 
Maine has one of the best college bands in 
New England because students are allowed to 
substitute three hours of band practice per 
week, for a course in military drill. Attend- 
ance is taken at rehearsals and the band counts 
as a course for which rank is given. If some 
such arrangement as this could be made at 
Bowdoin we could have a band that would 
make other colleges take notice, for we have 
plenty of good talent and it is a shame to let it 
S;o to waste. 




Of English Department of Maine Association of Col- 
leges and Preparatory Schools, and Maine 
Modern Language Association 

The Annual Meetings of the EngHsh 
Department of Maine Association of Colleges 
and Preparatory Schools and the Maine Mod- 
ern Language Association is being held here 
this afternoon and to-morrow morning. 

The program for the Association of Pre- 
paratory Schools is as follows : 


3.CX3 P.M. — The Art of Translating, Prof. K. M. C. 
Sills, Bowdoin College. 

6.00 P.M. — Cars leave Medical Building for New 
Meadows Inn, where shore dinner will 
be served. 

8.30 P.M. — Joint Session of the Two Associations in 
Memorial Hall. Through the courtesy 
of the Ibis Club of Bowdoin College, 
Prof. William A. Neilson of Harvard, 
will speak. Subject: The Medieval 

8.30 A.M. — Report of the Secretary-Treasurer. 
Report of the Executive Committee. 
Report of the Nominating Committee. 
Election of officers for the ensuing year. 
900 A.M. — English Literature in the Secondary 

Professor Henry L. Chapman, 

Bowdoin College 

^A discussion of the subject "The New 

College Entrance Requirements in 

English," to be opened by Miss Adelle 

Gilpatrick, Coburn Classical Institute. 

The program of the Modern Language 
Association : 

Topic : The New Uniform Requirements in French 

3.00 P.M. — Elementarv French; opened by Mr. Her- 
bert F. 'Hart well of Portland High 
3.20 P.M. — Advanced French; opened by Professor 
J. B. Segall of the University of Maine. 
3.40 P.M. — Texts recommended in the French re- 
quirement ; opened by Professor Frances 
C. Norris of Bates College. 
Special Papers and Addresses. 
4.00 P.M. — Professor H. C. Bierwirth of Harvard 
University. Subject: Ein Wort uber 
Realien. (In German). 
4.30 P.M. — Professor Henry Johnson of Bowdoin 
College. Subject: Heredia. (In Eng- 
5.00 P.M. — Professor John Hedman of Colby Col- 
lege. Subject: Le Vie des Etudiants a 
la Sorbonne. (In French.) 
6.00 P.M. — Cars leave Medical Building for New 
Meadows Inn, where shore dinner will 
be served. 

8.30 P.M. — Address before the two Associations, 
through the courtesy of the Ibis Club 
of Bowdoin College, by Professor Wil- 
liam A. Neilson of Harvard Univer- 
sity. Subject: The Medieval Gentle- 

8.30 A.M. — Report of the Secretary-Treasurer. 
Report of the Executive Committee. 
Report of the Nominating Committee. 
Election of officers for the ensuing year. 
Topic: The New Uniform Requirements in French 

and German. 
9.00 A.M. — Elementary German; opened by Profes- 
sor F. W. Brown of Bowdoin College. 
9.20 A.M. — Advanced German; opened by Professor 
J. W. Carr of the University of Maine. 
9.40 A.M. — Texts recommended in the German re- 
quirement ; opened by Miss Augusta 
Prescott, Edward Little High School. 
10.00 A.M. — Address by Professor H. C. Bierwirth 
of Harvard University. Subject: The 
Selection of Texts. 

BOWDOIN— 1858-1908 

Dear Classmates: 

As Secretary for " '58" it has become my 
charge to remind you that after fifty years of 
life's battle the gallant old class still lives and 
fights as follows : 

William A. Abbott, Esq., Boston, Mass. 

Isaac Adams, M.D., North Cambridge, 

Alex. S. Bradley, Esq., Hyde Park, 111. 

General Jno. P. Cilley, Rockland, Me. 

Col. Frank M. Drew, Lewiston, Me. 

Mr. Daniel B. Grover, Redlands, Cal. 

Hon. Lysander Hill, Chicago, 111. 

Horace M. Jordan, Esq., Washington, D. C. 

Aug. M. Pulsifer, Esq., Auburn, Me. 

Hon. Edwin Reed, Andover, Mass. 

Rev. Frank Sewall. D.D., Washington 
D. C. 

Rev. Isaiah P. Smith, LL.D., Lawrence, 

Gen'l Ellis Spear, Washington, D. C. 

A-Ir. John A. Titcomb, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mr. Geo. B. Towle, New York City. 

It is proposed that we go once more before 
we die to salute Alma Mater; and for such 
purpose that we meet at the private office of 
Professor Little, Librarian, in Hubbard Hall 
on the morning of June 24th next — day 

before commencement at eleven o'clock. 

From there, among other semi-centennial 
"fests," it is suggested that we go to dine in 



the early afternoon of that day at New Mead- 
ows, five miles away by trolley, where many 
of us used to go afoot to fish on dignity days, 
and alas, on other days, perhaps. 

The dinner there is a "dollar dinner" of the 
shore variety and of uncommon merit, it is 
said. Next day, Wednesday, we dine with 
the college government for which we have 
already paid in full in past assessments. 

There will be other diversions, doubtless, 
but the chief end of the meet will be the warm 
greetings of old chums after so many years. 

Kindly let the Secretary hear from you; 
and hoping that you will be full of health and 
strength for the reunion, believe me. 

Most faithfully yours, 

Horace M. Jordan, Sec. '58. 

Washington, March 9, 1908. 
Address, Library of Congress. 


The Tennis Tournament is going on this 
year with the usual interest and the playing 
shown by some of the men has been of a gilt- 
edged order. The finals have not yet been 
played but the score at the time of going to 
press is as follows: 

Martin \ Martin 
Hyde I 6-2,, 6-2 



Goodspeed ) Goodspeed 

Files ) 6-4, 6-0 Black 

> " 1-9. 3-6, 6-3 


Brewster and Martin ( Brewster and Martin ~1 

Somes and Wiggin ' \ 6-., 5-, I Brewster and Martin 

Hawes and Smith ( Draper and Tobey (4-6, 7-5, 9-7 
Draper and Tobey I 6-1, 6-1 J 

Aubery and Black \ Aubery and Black ~| 

Hyde and Timberlake I 6-4, 6-4 Aubery and Black 

f6-i, 6-1 
Weston and Weston 1 Files and Goodspeed 
Files and Goodspeed ) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 J 

College Botes 

ICnight, '10, has left college temporarily, to work. 

Harry Childs, '06, was on the campus for a short 
time last Friday. 

King Mike will spring a cake on the Orient 
Board in the near future. 

The Band made its first appearance at the Mass- 
Meeting, Thursday night. 

A fraternity tennis tournament is being played off 
on the Delta Upsilon court. 

A double quartet was heard in chapel last Sunday 
for the first time this year. 

Hobbs, '10, has been out of college at his home in 
Waterboro for the past week. 

Prof. Files drove down from Boston, Monday, in 
his new "Big Six" touring car. 

J. J. Stahl, '09, is so much improved in health as 
to be able to return to college. 

Black, '11, underwent a successful operation on 
his throat in Boston, last Saturday. 

Harvard defeated Dartmouth in their annual Dual 
Meet by only 19 points the sums being Harvard 68, 
Dartmouth 49. 

The Brunswick High School was defeated in the 
Bowdoin baseball league by Lewiston High last Sat- 
urday, II to 7. 

White, '08, was a delegate to the Second District 
Convention at Lewiston, Tuesday. A large number 
of fellows attended. 

Rev. and Mrs. Louis A. Parsons of St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church, sail for Europe, May 23. They 
plan to be gone all summer. 

Prof. Hastings has been staking out the campus 
in front of the Art Building, preparatory to work- ^ 
ing out a system of drainage. 

Trials in the track events were held last Monday 
and Coach Morrill expressed himself as well 
pleased at the showing made. 

The Boys' Club of the Bath Y. M. C. A. gave a 
Minstrel Show, Thursday and Friday evenings, May 
7 and 8. The show will probably be repeated at 

Prof. Mitchell entertained the Gentlemen's Club 
of Brunswick at New Meadows Inn, Friday, May 8. 
Mr. L P. Booker, Treasurer of the college, read a 
paper on "Vacations." 

The iMeetings of the Maine Modern Language 
Association and the English Department of the 
Maine Association of Colleges and Preparatory 
Schools are open to the students. 

At a recent meeting of the Bates College Athletic 
Association it was voted to grant to all men winning 
or tieing for first place in a Dual .Meet, winning 
first or second place in a Maine Intercollegiate Meet, 
or winning a point in the Massachusetts Meet, the 
right to wear the track B. 




Yale has won the intercollegiate wrestling 
championship for the fourth consecutive year. 

The Musical Association of Williams Col- 
lege is to donate on Decoration Day a silver 
loving cup to the class winning the interclass 
singing contest. The cup is engraved with 
the following inscription, "Interclass Singing 

Contest 1908. Won by the Class of ." 

The members of the various classes have been 
racking their brains for material for original 
songs to be used on the occasion. 

At Syracuse University, the members of 
the Senior Class in the College of Applied 
Science have resigned pending the re-instate- 
ment of three of their number who were 
expelled by Chancellor Day for heading a peti- 
tion requesting that the resignation of Dean 
Kent be reconsidered. 

A salaried, editor has been appointed to the 
Technology Reviezv. Hereafter the magazine 
will be sent to all members of the alumni asso- 
ciation of the institute. 

The Williams Good Government Club has 
just concluded an extremely successful year. 
There has been a noticeable development of 
the club this year. Instead of one or two 
speakers to address them at desultory inter- 
vals, the club this year has held five public 
meetings addressed by speakers of repute and 
experience ; and the members have done con- 
siderable work in original research followed 
by reports. 

From now on all student social functions at 
the University of Chicago must close at mid- 
night unless special permission is given for a 
later hour. The rule as to holding affairs 
only on Friday or Saturday nights or other 
evenings preceding holidays is to be strictly 

Students and faculty at Palo Alto have been 
soliciting funds from the merchants of Palo 
Alto to cover the expenses of sending the 
Stanford track team to the Conference at 
Chicago next month. Donations amounting 
to over $1,300 have already been received. 


Editors of Orient: 

In regard to the Honor System, from con- 
versation about college, it is evident that 
undergraduate sentiment at least is not unani- 
mous in favor of its adoption. But rather 

than attempt now, to argue the matter myself, 
I submit a portion of an article written by 
President Hyde for The Nation of Novem- 
ber 15, 1906. The article is entitled, "The 
Honor System of Examinations," its general 
trend, as vi'ill be seen, is an argument against 
the system, but I have cjuoted only such por- 
tions as seem to deal most directly with sub- 
ject as now before us. 

"There is no college where student senti- 
ment, left to itself, tolerates cheating to win a 
prize or an election to Phi Beta Kappa. Such 
cheating as student sentiment condones is con- 
fined mainly to cases where a dull or lazy stu- 
dent aims to escape being dropped. Then stu- 
dent sentiment undoubtedly does say : "Poor 
drowning devil, let him clutch the forbidden 
straw." Limited to this restricted sphere, 
cheating in examination is not sufficiently 
important, either as an aid to rank or an 
injury to character, to warrant erecting the 
sentiment of honor into a system for its erad- 

"The evil can be cured by cheaper means. 
In a certain college for a series of years the 
greater part of all complaints of cheating 
came from a single department. This was 
taken as one of several evidences that the 
teaching in this department was less vital than 
in the other departments, and the department 
was reorganized. A good instructor sets 
papers of such a nature that illegitimate aids 
are of little avail. Grasp of a subject, the rela- 
tion of part to part, judgment on critical ques- 
tions, application of principles to problems — 
these can be extemporized no more with than 
without adventitious aids. Vital teaching, 
frank and friendly personal relations, firm 
administration when required, can secure at 
moderate ethical cost results quite as satisfac- 
tory as those achieved under the honor sys- 
tem. * * *" 



The College Band has been rehearsing every 
night this week in preparation for the Intercolle- 
giate Meet. The band is made up as follows : First 
cornets, Kane, '09, Leader, Atwood, '10, Swan, '11, 
Richards, '11; second cornets, Taylor, '08, Buck, '09; 
clarinets, Whitmore, '11, Kern, '11, Hussey, '11; 
alto, Pike, '09, E. L. Wing, '10; baritone, Clark, '11; 
trombone, Spurling, '10; piccolo, C. M. Robinson, '08; 
Platz, '09; tuba, Newman, 'to; snare drum, Mat- 
thews, '10; bass drum, Sanborn, '10; cymbals, 
Draper, '10. 



Hlumni IDepavtment 

'50. — The death has been recently reported to the 
secretary of the Alumni Association of George 
Howe Vose, Esq. This took place 22 February, 

'60. — Hon. William W. Thomas, the former Amer- 
ican Minister to Sweden and Norway, arrived at 
New York City on the Mauretania, the ninth in- 
stant, on his return to this country. 

'62. — Rev. John T. Magrath died in Boston, 11 
May. 1908. from the shock of a surgical operation. 
Mr. Magrath was born 7 October, 1842, at Gardi- 
ner, Maine. After graduation he taught at Yar- 
mouth Academy and in the High School at Gardi- 
ner and then studied divinity with Bishop Burgess. 
He served successively as rector of Christ Church, 
Gardiner, of St. Paul's Church, Jackson, Mich. ; of 
St. Thomas Church, Battle Creek, Mich. ; of 
All Saints Church, Philadelphia, Pa. ; of Christ 
Church, Hyde Park, Mass., and of the Church of the 
Holy Spirit at Mattapan, Mass. For the last few 
years he resided without charge at Camebridge. but 
was instrumental in building a chapel at his sum- 
mer home at Southport, Me., where he frequently 

Mr. Magrath married, 24 December, 1863, Sarah 
J. Herrick, who survives him with one son. Dr. 
George B. Magrath, and two daughters. 

'yj. — The Socialist Party of the State of Maine 
held its State convention April 2r, 1908, at Lewis- 
ton, with 35 delegates present The convention was 
a very enthusiastic one throughout. Curtis A. Perry 
of Portland was nominated for Governor of Maine 
amidst a storm of applause and pledges of support 
from every county delegation. Mr. Perry is an 
energetic appearing man who has been identified 
with considerable committee work before the Maine 
legislature in favor of measures advocated by the 
Socialist party, particularly the initiative and refer- 
endum, the municipial ownership of coal yards, the 
election of United States senators by the people, 
etc. The platform calls upon all laboring men and 
farmers who find it hard or impossible to live prop- 
erly under conditions as they exist, to unite with 
those who are striving for the more general spread 
of the blessings of civilization among the masses. 

'77 — The following extracts are taken from an 
address delivered before the New York Univer- 
sity School of Commerce, by Albert W. Atwood, 
financial editor of the New York Press on the 
Morse Steamship Combination. 

Can it ever be overlooked that in building up his 
great coastwise steamship merger Morse did not 
apply the destructive, underhand methods that 
characteried the formation of so many of the rail- 
road and industrial trusts by the very men who 
assume such a "holier than thou" attitude in refer- 
ence to him? He did not acquire steamship lines 
by first nearly ruining them by methods of insidious 
competition, but bought them outright at a fair 
price. Often while other would-be purchasers were 
haggling over a price Morse would step in and pay 

the price asked. Nearly always, if not always, he 
bought only the best. In another important respect 
his combine showed greater sagacity in its forma- 
tion than the Internation Mercantile Marine, for he 
did not leave any competitors remaining to slash 
rates. At least he tried to leave no competitors and 
astonished the financial world by offering $20,000,- 
000 for the only one that he really need fear. Nor 
did Morse squeeze big underwriting commissions 
out of his projects. It is even said he lost $100,000 
in incidental expenses which he can never get back. 
Morse believed in his own properties and was the 
biggest loser by their downfall. He put between 
$5,000,000 and $6,000,000 into them, about half of 
which was not even borrowed but came out of his 
own pockets. 

Finally it must be set down to his credit that 
Morse desired to have his lines the most progres- 
sive. He certainly desired to give the best service 
in existence. He built the finest of steamers and 
many of them and was almost a pioneer in the use 
of turbiners. 

'92. — Rev. Harry W. Kimball has an interesting 
story in the Congregationalist of May 9, igo8, 
entitled "The Church that died and lived again." 

'04. — Emil Herms has been elected principal of 
the Lisbon Falls High School. 

'05. — John H. Woodruff' has been appointed senior 
interne on the Boston Floating Hospital. 

George A. Foster has an appointment as interne 
at the Eastern Maine General Hospital at Bangor. 




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NO. 6 


Bowdoin Wins State Meet — Breaks the Hard Luck of 
the Past Two Years 

Bowdoin won the State Meet last Saturday 
after an exciting afternoon's contest. It was 
not till the conclusion of the pole vault that 
the result was finally determined and it was' 
then determined in a decisive manner by Bow- 
doin pulling out the first two places. 

The events in the morning broke in nice 
shape for Bowdoin and her supporters came 
to the finals in the afternoon with light hearts. 
But anxiety soon filled their souls. Ballard, 
after pulling his heat, was only able to draw a 
third to fleet Pond of Maine in the 100-yard 
dash. In the 440, Anderson was disqualified 
in the morning for not keeping in the limits 
of the track. Littlefield of Maine won out in 
handy style with Manter second, and Bob 
Morss third. Then came the mile. Col- 
bath struck out on his own hook and, run- 
ning well within himself, he won by a sub- 
stantial lead of 100 yards in the record time 
of 4.34 3-5. The half was easily and handily 
landed by Fortier of Maine with his team 
mate, Bean, second, and a Colby man third. 

In the 220, Ballard pulled a third with Wil- 
liams of Bates first and Cook of Maine second. 
Captain Harry started, but his strained 
tendon made it impossible for him to figure. 
Had Harry been in shape, the event would 
have been his. Hard luck will happen. Now 
came the two-mile. Maine pinned her faith 
to Dyer, but the hope was a forlorn one. 
Slocum and Colbath left him in the lurch in 
the back stretch of the last lap and romped in, 
Colbath winning with General second. The 
time was 10.07 '^nd the previous record of 
10.18 was no more. Herbie Warren, Cy 
Rowell and Burt Morrell landed us well up in 
the weights, Herb taking the hammer, Burt the 
shot and along with the shot the record, and 
Cy a second in the discus. In the broad jump 
Burt outdistanced competitors and landed a 
neat first. Brigham tied for second in the high 
jump and Sanborn took third in the high hur- 

The low hurdles brought out Edwards and 
Sanborn for Bowdoin, Knight and Smith for 

Maine. Edwards topped the low sticks in 25 
2-5 seconds, landing first place and smashing 
the record. The meet was now in a dubious 
situation as far as Bowdoin went. Maine was 
three points behind us and the pole vault yet 
to be decided. But doubt as soon dispelled. 
Harold Burton and Clyde Deming easily out- 
vaulted their Maine competitors and in the 
vault off Deming won out. Both Deming in 
the pole vault and Captain Meserve of Maine 
in the h-gh jump failed to break the record in 
their respective events. Thus ended a suc- 
cessful day from a Bowdoin .standpoint. Four 
records were at our belt and the dust of defeat 
was now cleared from our shield. The fellows 
formed in line and with plucky Captain Harry 
on their shoulders they marched around the 
field led by Micky Kane's Sousa on a small 
scale. Band. 

Summary of Points 

Bates Bow. Colby Maine 

440- Yard Dash 3 i 5 

100-Yard Dash 3 I 5 

One Mile Run 5 4 

120- Yard Hurdle S i 3 

220- Yard Hurdle 6 3 

Two-Mile Run 8 I 

220- Yard Dash 5 i 3 

Pole Vault 8 1 

Putting Shot , I 8 

Running High Jump 2 7 

Throwing Hammer 3 6 

Running Broad Jump i 5 3 

Throwing Discus 4 S 

Half-Mile Run i 8 

Totals 18 58 2 48 

440 Yards Dash — Littlefield, Maine, ist; Manter, 
Bowdoin, 2d; Chandler, Colby, 3d; time, 52 4-5 sec. 

100 Yards Dash — Pond, Maine, ist ; Williams, 
Bates, 2d; Ballard, Bowdoin, 3d; time, 10 1-5 sec. 

120 Yards Hurdle — Fraser, Bates, 1st; N. E. 
Smith, Maine, 2d ; Sanborn, Bowdoin, 3d ; time, 16 
2-5 sec. 

One-Mile Run — Colbath, Bowdoin, ist; Hicks, 
Maine, 2d ; Snow, Maine, 3d ; time, 4 min. 34 3-5 sec. 
( New record). 

H^alf-Mile Run — Fortier, Maine, ist; Bean, Maine, 
2d ; Cole, Colby, 3d ; time, 2 min. 3 sec. 

220 Yards Dash — Williams, Bates, ist; PL J. Cook, 
Maine, 2d ; Ballard, Bowdoin, 3d ; time, 23 sec. 

Two-Mile Run — Colbath, Bowdoin, ist; Slocum, 
Bowdoin, 2d ; Dyer, Maine, 3d ; 10 min. 7 3-5 sec. 
(New record). 

220 Yards Hurdle — Edwards, Bowdoin, ist; N. E. 



Smith. Maine, 2d; Sanborn, Eowdoin, 3d; lime, 25 
2-5 sec. (New record). 

Running High Jump — Meserve, Maine, 1st; Brig- 
ham, Bovvdoin and Higgins, Maine, tie for second 
place; height, S ft- 5 1-2 in. 

Throwing Discus — Walden, Maine, ist, distance, 
106 ft. 9 1-2 in.; Rowell, Bowdoin. 2d, distance, 105 
ft. 8 in. ; Morrill, Bowdoin, 3d ; distance, 102 ft. 5 in. 

Running Broad Jump — Morrill, Bowdoin, ist; dis- 
tance. 21 ft.; Higgins, Maine. 2d; distance, 20 ft. 11 
in. ; Fraser, Bates, 3d ; distance, 20 ft. 5 in. 

Hammer Throw — Warren, Bowdoin, ist; dis- 
tance, 123 ft. ID 1-2 in. ; French, Bates, 2d ; Morrill, 
Bowdoin. 3d. 

Pole Vault — Deming. Bowdoin. ist; Burton, Bow- 
doin, 2d; Scales, Maine, 3d; height, 10 ft. 7 in. 

Putting Shot — Morrill, Bowdoin, ist; Newman, 
Bowdoin, 2d; Schumacher, Bates, 3d; distance. 40 ft. 
8 1-2 in. (New record). 


A Hard Game to Lose — One Erratic Inning Does 
the Trick 

Tufts evened matters up at Medford in the 
second game of the Bowdoin series by pihng 
up a score of ~ runs against our 4. Our scor- 
ing was mainly done in the sixth inning. Cald- 
well made first on fielder's choice, Stanwood 
helped him along with a neat single and Files 
came up and cracked out a home run to cen- 
ter field fence scoring all hands. In the eighth, 
Wandtke drew a pass and by some dextrous 
base running managed to score. This con- 
cluded the Bowdoin eii'orts. Tufts won their 
game in the eighth and this was done by a 
base on balls, singles by Priest and Dickinson 
and a brace of errors by Bowdoin. When the 
team finally came to earth it was found that 
Tufts had piled up 4 runs. The hitting nl 
Files was the feature of the game from a Bow- 
doin standpoint. The score: 


ab bh po a e 

Dustin, 3 2 o I 

Foss, If 4 I o o o 

Priest, cf 4 i i o 

Roper, s 3 0320 

Murray, 2 2 1 i 4 o 

Sullivan, c 3 i 10 2 

Knight, 1 3 o 12 o 

Dickinson, rf 2 i o o o 

Hall, p 4 I 6 o 

Totals 27 6 27 15 o 



Wandtke, 3 i i i 1 

McDade, If 4 0200 

Caldwell, cf 3 o 2 o i 

Stanwood, s 3 i 2 2 i 

Files, rf 4 3 o 

Manter, 2 3 o i 3 o 

Bower, c 3 o 5 4 o 

Harris, p 3 i o o 

Scannnan, 1 3 o 10 o 

Totals 27 4 24 10 3 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Tufts I o 2 o o 4 — 7 

Bowdoin o o o o 3 i o — 4 

Runs — Roper 2, Hall, Dustin, Wandtke 2, Priest, 
Murray. Sullivan, Caldwell, Files. Home run — Files. 
Sacrifice hits — Murray, Dickinson. Stolen bases — 
Roper 2, Sullivan. Murray. First base on balls — 
Wandtke 3. Dustin 3. Manter, Sullivan. Dickinson, 
Roper. Struck out — Knight, Sullivan. Hall. Dustin, 
Alanter, Files, Foss, Priest, Stanwood 2, Bower, Har- 
ris. Wandtke. McDade 2, Scamman 2. Double play — 
Stanwood to Scamman. Passed ball — Sullivan. Hit 
by pitched ball — Murray. Umpire — Bryne. Attend- 
ance — 600. 

Bowdoin Plays a Tough Game — Many Fine Plays 

Williams defeated Bowdoin by a score of 
four to two. The game was fast and at times 
nerve-racking for the partisans of either party. 

Files did the twirling for Bowdoin, and 
allowed no more hits than his opponent, but 
his control was poor, and five Williams men 
walked and two others were hit. The Wil- 
liams infield was not in form. Young missing 
his only two chances and Wadsworth allowing 
one opportunity to slip. There were several 
feature plays, to which Bowdoin contributed 
its share. McDade hauled down two sky- 
scrapers that looked good for hits, and Stan- 
wood robbed Harmon of a hit by scooping up 
a hot grounder with one hand and fielding it 
in time to retire the runner at first. Lambie 
swung the stick eft'ectively, securing three of 
Williams's five hits and driving the ball once to 
witliin a short distance of the running track. 

Williams scored first in the second inning, 
after two men had been retired, by a delayed 
steal. Hamilton was hit by a pitched ball, and 
vi'as advanced from first to third by Lambie's 
single. Lambie started toward second on the 
first ball pitched, and when an attempt was 
made to catch him Hamilton came home. The 
second run in the fifth followed a base on balls, 
an infield play and an error, and in the sev- 
enth a hit, a stolen base and a second hit 
scored Mills. The fourth tally came in the 
eighth from a pass, a steal and Lambie's 
double. The visitors made their first run in 



the sixth, when three errors and a hit sent 
McDade circhng the bases, and again in the 
ninth from two hits, a steal and a passed balL 
Bowdoin had men on second and third in the 
ninth when Templeton forced McDade to hit 
slowlv to the infield, and he was retired at first. 
The score : — 


ab bh po a e 

Wadsworth, 2 3 o 2 i 

Mills, 3 3 I I 2 I 

Harman, i 3 12 

Osterhaut, rf 4 i i o o 

Kellej', If 4 o 2 o i 

Young, ss 4 o o 2 

Hamilton, cf i o i o 

Lambie, c 4 3 7 i o 

Templeton, p 3 3 5 

Total 29 5 27 10 5 


ab bh po a e 

Wandtke, 3 S i i 2 i 

McDade, If 5 2 

Caldwell, cf 3 2 i 

Stanwood, ss 4 i i i o 

Files, p 3 o I o 

Manter, 2 4 2231 

Bower, cf 3 o 6 4 o 

Harris, rf 4 o 2 o o 

Scamman, i 4 i 7 i 

Total 35 5 24 n 3 

Williams o i o o i o i i —4 

Bowdoin o o o o i o o i — 2 

Runs — Wadsworth, Mills, Hamilton 2, McDade, 
Manter. Total bases, Williams 6, Bowdoin 5. Sac- 
rifice hits — Manter. Stolen bases — Mills, Harman 2, 
Osterhaut, Hamilton, Stanwood, Manter, Scamman. 
Two-base hit — Lambie. First base on balls — Off 
Templeton (2), Caldwell, Files; off Files (5), Wads- 
worth, Harman, Hamilton 2, Templeton. Struck 
out — By Templeton (6), Wandtke 2, McDade, Files 
2, Bower; by Files (6), Wadsworth 2, Osterhaut, 
Young, Hamilton, Templeton. Batters hit. Mills, 
Hamilton. Passed balls — Lambie, Bower. Time — 
2h. Umpire — Cowells. 


Bowdoin Demonstrates the Superiority of the Master 
Hand at Orono, Wednesday 

Word was received here Wednesday night 
that the baseball team had snowed Maine 
under by the large score of 9 to o. This came 
as a big surprise to Bowdoin men as Maine 
has a strong team and should have made a 
better showing. On the same day Bates 
defeated Colby at Lewiston, placing Bowdoin 
at the head of the list. 


Bowdoin to Send Seventeen Men — Boston Papers 

Hail Us as a Dark Horse to be Counted 

in the Results 

Ever since the Maine Intercollegiate ]\Ieet 
the colleges who are to compete in the New 
England Intercollegiate Meet have been look- 
ing up into this corner of the world with more 
interest than they have manifested for several 
years past. The Boston Herald in speaking of 
the coming event says that undoubtedly Bow- 
doin must be counted upon for a second place. 
Be that as it may the college is sending a team 
to Brookline which will do something to bring 
us credit, and the results will be awaited with 
interest by Bowdoin men. The team which has 
gone to Brookline is as follows : The entries 
for the events are as published in last week's 

Atwood, Morrill, Ballard, Brigham, Warren, 
Edwards, Simmons, Timberlake, Anderson, 
Colbath, Slocum, Sanborn, Wiggin, Deming, 
Burton, Newman, Rowell. 


The college was shocked on Wednesday 
morning to learn of the death of Prof. Leslie 
A. Lee at the ]\Iaine General Hospital in Port- 
land. College exercises were suspended for 
the day and during the time that the body 
arrived Thursday. The entire student body 
marched to the train, Thursday, to meet the 
remains, and on Friday afternoon to the 
funeral services which were held in the 
Church on the Hill. Beautiful floral oflrerings 
were given by each class. The Orient will 
publish a more extended account in next 
week's issue. 


At a recent meeting the Faculty passed the 
following vote concerning Special Students : 

Voted : 

(i) That hereafter no Special Student be 
allowed to continue as such for more than two 

(2) That hereafter Special Students shall 
be notified of this rule at the end of their first 

(3) That Special Students now in college 
be allowed to remain, other things being equal, 
till the end of the year 1908-9; and that they 
be so notified by the Registrar. 







WM. E. ATWOOD, igio 

Managing Editor 

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W. E. ROBINSON, igio 

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Vol. XXXVIII. MAY 22, 1908 

No. 6 

At a meeting of the 
An Addition Orient Board, M o n d a y 
afternoon, Lawrence Mc- 
[■"arland and J. C. Wliite were chosen to rep- 
resent the Class of 191 1 on the Editorial Staff. 
As only two men were picked from the Fresh- 
man Class there will be an opportunity for 
someone to make the Board Sophomore year. 

.,, ^ J . nu ■ We have here at Bowdoin 
Wanted : A Chair ^^^^^^ ^_^^ buildin-s. some 
m Promptness ^^^^^^^^^ ^^ probation and 
eligibility which are medieval in their mag- 
nificence and uncommonly remarkable in their 
effectiveness, but in the midst of these benefits 
there is one educational value which is lacking. 
The missing link to perfection is a chair in 
promptness with a man to occupy it whose 
height should be not less than 6 ft. 5 in., whose 

weight should be at least 275 pounds and 
whose bodily dimensions should be propor- 
tional to his height. It shall be the duty of 
this pigmy to register the requirements upon 
each man for each day. Furthermore, this 
Lilliputian shall go abroad with a club, not a 
soft substance like the gentle bladders of 
Laputa fame, but a thick oak club and when- 
ever he sees an energetic undergraduate shirk- 
ing a task, the club shall be used to its best 
advantage on the delinquent's person. 

If the trustees installed such a professorship, 
we would find an almost obliging performance 
of duties among the conscientious undergrad- 
uates. For instance, that active, ambitious, 
always up to the scratch, body of men who 
constitute the committee on a student council 
would either have been dead or else the Orient 
would have published their report over a 
month ago, at which time it was supposed to 
have been handed in. We again request these 
fellows to get together and hand in their 
report. Matters are coming up every day that 
would come well under the jurisdiction of such 
a body as the student council. The college 
demands that you get busy and the Orient 
humbly entreats that you accede to the general 
demand. We shall expect your report for our 
next issue and if we don't get it, why we shall 
ask you again to stir yourselves, use your clas- 
sic domes and give us some kind of response. 

The other day we met a 
An Unnoticed Bit of breathless and half-crazed 
Contemporary History individual emerging from 

the ornamental portals and 
classic shades of the Sargent gymnasium. This 
specimen had been taking a shower bath and 
he was breathless because his stock of vituper- 
ation was exhausted, and half-crazed with rage 
because he could think of no further remarks 
appropriate to the occasion. To make matters 
worse, verily his right side had not known what 
his left had done because of the alternate 
spurts or hot and cold water which speed in 
savage drops from an artistic piece of hose 
without a nozzle. 

To undertake any ablutions in the so-called 
bath room of the gymnasium is an ordeal 
which we are convinced is degenerating to the 
morals and unsatisfactory to the flesh. But 
this is only a minor issue. We feel strongly 
that Bowdoin has greater need than a new 
gymnasium. What Bowdoin needs, what Bow- 
doin ought to have, and what Bowdoin must 



have, if it is to be an up-to-date institution, is 
an infirmary. Picture a fellow sick with a 
malig;nant disease and confined to the com- 
forts of a dormitory, comforts which can only 
be va.sfuely determined by the most imagina- 
tive. Where would be the convenience neces- 
sary to his welfare? The snowy wastes of 
Thibet would have as many comforts for a 
man in that condition. This need ought to be 
obviated. We have known of men who have 
been indisposed anywhere from three days to 
ten days longer than we feel sure they might 
have been if they could have had proper care, 
or we might better say a more fitting place in 
which to be cared for. This is a real live sub- 
ject and we earnestly ask for opinions as to 
how an infirmary might best be instituted. 
Remember this, that because the college has 
lurched along for years without a place to care 
for its sick, there is no reasonable excuse why 
it should continue to neglect what we do not 
hesitate to consider an essential to the welfare 
of our college community. 


One of the most interesting Sunday chapel 
talks that have been given this year was heard 
last Sunday when the Rev. Nehemiah Boyn- 
ton addressed the college men. 

His subject was, "Temptation as a Chance." 
Men throughout the world, college men espe- 
cially, are subjected to temptation. We must 
have the power to stand out against the evil, 
and yield to the good. Life is ours for the 
making. By yielding to good impulses or 
temptations, and by standing firmly against 
those which debase our morals, health and 
character, we shall be worth more to ourselves, 
to our families, and the community at large. 


As a most fitting mark of appreciation of 
what "Bert" Morrill has done for track ath- 
letics at Bowdoin, the students through Cap- 
tain Atwood of the Track Team presented 
him with a gold watch yesterday evening. 
The watch is a combination ordinary watch 
and stop-watch, and is in a solid gold open- 
face case. On the back of the watch is 
engraved for monogram "Bert's" initials, 
while inside the cover is engraved the 
inscription " 'Bert' Morrill from the students 
of Bowdoin College, 1908." The watch was 

purchased with money raised voluntarily from 
nearly every student in college, while the 
engraving is the gift of Mr. Varney, the jew- 
eller, who has always taken a keen interest in 
Bowdoin athletics. 

It was originally planned to present the 
watch at a mass-meeting to be held before the 
team left for the New England Meet, but 
owing to Professor Lee's death the mass- 
meeting was omitted and the watch was pre- 
sented to "Bert" at the training- table. 


FRIDAY, M..\Y 22 

Reports in History 2 and 8. 

New England Intercollegiate Track Meet at 
Brookline, Mass. 

3.00 P-M. Baseball practice. 

Finals in Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tourna- 
ment at Orono. 

Annual Meeting, New England Intercollegiate 
Press Association at Boston. 


New England Intercollegiate Track Meet at 
BrooHine. Mass. 

Bowdoin Interscholastic Track Meet on Whit- 
tier Field. Trials at 10.00 a.m. Finals at 2.00 p.m. 

Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 


5.00 P.M. Memorial service in memory of Profes- 
sor Leslie A. Lee, conducted by Professor Chapman. 
j\Iusic by the quartette, and a duet by Whitmore, '11, 
and Stone, '10. 


3.0D P.M. Baseball practice. 

New England Intercollegiate Tennis Association 
at Longwood. 


3. CO P.M. Baseball practice. 

New England Intercollegiate Tennis Association 
at Longwood. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 

New England Intercollegiate Tennis Association 
at Longwood. 

3.00 P.M. Bowdoin 2d vs. Hebron on Whittier 

7.00. Mr. Geo. W. Wood of Lciaiston Sun, speaks 
before the Good Government Club in Hubbard Hall. 

3.00 P.M. 


Baseball practice. 


3.30 P.M. Bowdoin vs. Maine on Whittier Field. 


Memorial Day. A Lloliday. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

Bowdoin 2d vs. Gardiner High at Gardiner in a.m. 

Bowdoin 2d vs. Cony High at Augusta in p.m. 




The cup which will be given to the winner 
of the Interfraternity baseball league is on 
exhibition at the desk in the Library. The cup 
is now being contested for and will be the 
property of the fraternity winning the great- 
est number of games in the league. J. B. 
Draper, "lo, purchased this trophy in Boston 
last w-eek, and to pay for it each fraternity 
will be assessed one dollar. 

The inscription upon the cup is as follows : 







A Good Attendance — Discussion on Baseball Situation 

The regular quarterly meeting of the Bow- 
doin Athletic Council was held on May 16, 
just after the meet. The meeting was called 
to order by Chairman Hawes and the roll-call 
found only two of the members absent. On 
motion of Dr. Whittier, the secretary was 
instructed to look into the matter of a third 
place ribbon which was won and never received 
by Mr. Hansen of the Medical School in the 
meet at Bates two years ago. The reports of 
football and baseball managers were read and 
approved and as no report was received from 
the tennis manager the secretary was instructed 
to request him to send a report to the- treas- 
urer. At the conclusion of the report of the 
baseball manager, Dr. Whittier spoke of the 
continual falling off of the attendance at base- 
ball games during the past five years. It 
seemed to be the general sentiment of the 
council that the lack of support which the 
baseball teams have received is in itself a suf- 
ficient indication that baseball is not wanted 
by the college. On motion it was decided to 
liefer any action pending the results of the 
current season and the attendance at the two 
remaining games. 


i\Jr. George W. Wood, editor of the Lewis- 
ton Sun, will address the Good Government 
Club on Wednesday, May 27th, at eight o'clock 
in Hubbard Hall. Mr. Wood will speak in 
opposition to the adoption of the Initiative and 
Referendum in Maine. 


The LMiiversity of Mississippi has adopted 
an honor system which includes cheating, 
stealing, drunkenness and gambling. 

The ratio of the instructing stafif to the stu- 
dents at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology is one to six and seven-tenths. 

The Yale Daily Nezvs announced an inno- 
vation in the establishment of an advisory 
board of Graduate School students, one from 
each of the five departments. 

An archaological collection, perhaps the 
largest owned by any private person in the 
United States, has been given by Gen. G. P. 
Thurston, of Nashville, to Vanderbilt Lfni- 

At Yale, a movement is afoot to collect the 
furniture of the graduating class when they 
leave in June and distribute it among the men 
v\dio enter in the fall. In former years the 
furniture was bought at a low figure by sec- 
ond hand dealers w'ho made a handsome profit 
at the expense of the students. 

Charges of rioting against fifteen Lhiiversity 
of Michigan students, growing out of the 
wrecking of the Star Theatre at Ann Arbor 
on March 16, were dismissed after the students 
had paid the county $208.50 for expenses and 
turned over $1,000 for division among persons 
whose property was destroyed. 

Funds have been subscribed for a new daily 
newspaper at Yale, to be started next fall as 
a rival to the "Yale Daily News" which has 
enjoyed a monopoly of the University daily 
field for thirty years. The paper will be "The 
Yale Daily Herald." J. F. Baker, '09, will be 
the editor, and C. H Duell, '10, the business 

Director A. A. Stagg has announced that 
the L^niversity of Chicago has contributed $200 
toward the fund being raised to send the 
American athletes to the Olympian games in 
London next July. This news comes at the 
same time as the information that Cornell will 
not aid the fund. Harvard and Dartmouth 
have made i)ublic their figures, each institution 
having contributed $500. The greater number 
of colleges that will be represented at the 
games next summer have voted to swell the 
fund. The tryout for the Western group will 
be held May 28, on Marshall field. 



Hebron Academy and Portland High Among the Leaders 

The Bowdoin Interscholastic JMeet which 
takes place upon Whittier Field to-morrow, 
promises to be the most interesting which has 
been held here for several years. 

There is to be a change in the prizes this 
year. A cup is to be awarded to the school 
winning the meet and pennant is to be given 
to the high school scoring the most points. In 
past 3'ears there has been only one prize and 
this has generally been won by one of the 
large academies which for many reasons 
usually have better track teams than the high 
schools. On account of this state of affairs 
many of the high schools of the state which 
might have sent teams to Bowdoin have not 
done so. Seventeen schools and academies 
have entered with a total entry list of nearly 
two hundred competitors. 

Of the academies, which have entered, 
Hebron will probably have the strongest team 
as it has had in the past three or four years. 
Portland High School, however, has a very 
strong team and has hopes of taking the meet 
from Hebron, but Bar Harbor and several 
other high schools also have strong teams this 
year which will make the contest for the High 
School Prize close and interesting. 

The schools entered are : — 

Abbott School, Bangor High, Bar Harbor 
High, Biddeford High, Deering High, Edward 
Little High, Hallowell High, Hebron Acad- 
emy, Kent's Hill, Lewiston High, Maine Cen- 
tral Institute, Oak Grove Seminary, Oldtown 
High, Portland High, Westbrook Se'minary, 
Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth High. 



On- the night before the Maine Meet the 
college gathered on the Art Building steps for 
an outdoor Mass-Meeting. Music was fur- 
nished by Kane's band, and speeches by Dr. 
Whittier, Mr. C. T. Hawes, Mr. Plummer, 
Professor Robinson, Burt Morrill and Cap- 
tain Atwood. Dr. Whittier, the exponent 
of track athletics at Bowdoin, entertained 
the assembly by stories of the good old 
days when Bowdoin first launched out 
into the field of track athletics. Mr. Hawes 
and Mr. Plummer were as entertaining as 
usual, and Prof. Robinson gave something 
good in the line of prophecy which proved to 

be not far from the truth. Capt. Atwood 
and Coach Morrill made short speeches and 
were repeatedly cheered by the student body. 
The meeting broke up after practicing a new 
song written by Stone, 'lo, for use at the 

Colleae Botes 

Morton, 'lO, spent Sunday in Rockland. 

The last declamations in English V. are due Fri- 
day, May 22d. 

About seventy-five fellows accompanied the track 
team to Brookline. 

Crosby, 'lo, attended the Junior Prom at Wheaton 
Seminary last week. 

The lawn mower made its initial appearance on 
the campus, Mondaj^ 

Professor Woodruff exhibited some stereopticon 
views to his class in Greek Literature Tuesday. 

The Dramatic Club began rehearsals Tuesday 
evening for the performance the night before Ivy. 

Isaiah Simpson. Superintendent of Grounds and 
Buildings, is having some varnishing done at the 

Wandtke was unable to go to Maine with the 
team, Wednesday, and his place at third was taken 
by Lawless, 'ii. 

A number of students attended the leap year ball 
given by some Brunswick young ladies at Pythian 
Hall, Thursday evening. 

Coach Irwin gave the baseball team a shake-up 
INIonday afternoon. Stanwood went to lirst base, 
and Harris was brought in from the outfield to play 

Youland, '06, is spending a few days with friends 

here in college. He has just completed his second 

year's work in the medical department of McGill 

In Smith's Magaaiiie for March there was pub- 
lished as the first picture in a series illustrating the 
works of Abbott Thayer, a reproduction of the paint- 
ing by Thayer which represents Florence and is over 
the entrance to the Boyd Gallery in our Art Museum. 

A loyal alumnus has recently had the George Wil- 
liam Curtis Oak in front of Memorial Hall properly 
marked with a metal tablet bearing these words; — 

"This tree is grown from an acorn gathered in 
Central Park, New York City, in 1892, by Edward 
B. Merrill. Planted in these grounds in 1894 in the 
name of the Class of 1857, and in memory of George 
William Curtis for his noble service to the Repub- 


Prof. Woodruff lectured at Boothbay Harbor last 
Friday evening. His subject was "Athens." 

Prof. Moody attended a mathematical meeting in 
Augusta last Saturday. 



Last Saturday Pror Mitchell attended a meeting 
of college teachers in Boston. 

Prof. Sills attended the Episcopal convention in 
Portland on Wednesday. 

In the Niilioii for May 7, there appeared an article 
on "Intercollegiate Debating" by Professor Foster. 

Hlumni IDepartmcnt 

'41. — E.x-Governor Robie has accepted an invita- 
tion to deliver the Memorial Day address at San- 
ford, Me. 

'44- — From an interesting paper by Hon. Josiah L. 
Pickard. LL.D., entitled "A Retrospect of Sixty 
Years." published by State Historical Society of 
Iowa, are taken the following facts : The year after 
graduation, it required eighteen days to go from 
Maine to Iowa, a distance now traversed in forty- 
eight hours. /\s a teacher he received only four dol- 
lars a week and his board, while female teachers 
received but one dollar and a half with their board. 
Preparation for college was usually obtained in acad- 
emies and private schools, chiefly because they were 
conducted during most of the year, while the public 
schools held but two sessions of three months each, 

'78. — Hon. Barrett Potter, with his two sisters, 
sailed from Boston the i6th instant for Naples. He 
will make the customary tour of Europe and England 
returning in early autumn. 

'95. — George C. Webber, Esq., of Auburn, will be 
the Memorial Day orator at Mechanic Falls, Me. 

'98. — J. Meldon Loring,' who taught last 3'ear in 
New Mexico, is now head of the Commercial Depart- 
ment of the High School at Hyde Park, Mass. 

'00. — Clarence C. Robinson of Waterville, Me., 
student secretary of State Y.M.C.A., has issued an 
attractive leaflet stating the reasons why Maine Col- 
leges and Schools should send delegates to the 
Northfield Student Conference. 

'04. — His classmates will sympathize with Plarold 
W. Robinson in the sudden death of his father, Mr. 
C. A. Robinson, which occurred by a railroad acci- 
dent on the i6th instant at the Mt. Bowdoin station 
in Boston. 

'07.— Mr. and Mrs. William O. Mountfort of Lis- 
bon Falls, have announced the engagement of their 
daughter. Miss Anna Belle Mountfort, to Ralph Mil- 
• lard Small, who is now principal of the High School 
at Princeton, Mass. Miss Mountfort was for several 
years the soprano singer in the choir of the College 


Won. Lost. Per cent. 

Psi Upsilon 3 I.OOO 

Thcta Delta Clii 3 o 

Alpha Delta Phi 4 1 .800 

Zeta Psi 2 2 .500 

Kappa Sigma i 3 .250 

Delta Upsilon o 3 .000 

Delta Kappa Epsilon o 3 .000 

Beta Theta Pi o i .coo 


Won. Lost 

Bowdoin 2 o 

Maine i i 

Bates I I 

Colby o 2 

Per cent. 


The following men have been chosen to compete 
in the Alexander Prize Speaking on the evening of 
June 22 : 

Ralph Owen Brewster, '09 

Harold Hitz Burton, "09 

John David Clifford, '10 

Henry Jewett Colbath, '10 

John Libby Curtis, 'i i 

Samuel Herman Dreear, '11 

Earle Baldwin Smith, '11 

Winston Bryant Stephens, '10 

Alfred Wheeler Stone, '10 

Arthur Harrison Cole, '11 
Thomas W. Williams, '10 
Harold Percival Marston, '11 


The men who represent Bowdoin at the Maine In- 
tercollegiate Tennis Tournament at the University of 
Maine this week are Ham, Capt., Hyde, Hughes and 

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NO. 7 


College exercises were suspended last Friday 
afternoon but there was no joy over the cir- 
cumstance among the undergraduates since 
the cause of this vacation was the funeral of 
Professor Leslie A. Lee. To call him our 
beloved, respected friend and professor would 
be a perfectly true statement and a statement 
which would receive the endorsement of every 

Bowdoin man that ever knew Professor Lee 
but even in those unqualified terms our regard 
and esteem in which he was held must go buf 
feebly expressed. In fact, it is a useless task 
to try to manufacture praises for Professor 
Lee. One man loved and respected him for 
this and one man loved and respected him for 
that, but they all loved him. Professor Lee was 
a busy man but he was never to busy to hear a 
man who was in trouble. It was once said, and 
the statement was made by a man who ought to 
know, that a man might respect Mr. Lee, he 
might even love Mr. Lee, he might enjoy Mr. 
Lee, but the man who came to Mr. Lee filled 
with trouble was the only man vv'ho knew what 
a real trump and a true friend Mr. Lee could be. 
Once at that decidedly misanthropic time, the 
mid-year examinations, a certain man had 

been flunked in biology ; that man went to Mr. 
Lee with darkness in his heart toward all men 
and Mr. Lee in particular ; when he came out 
of Mr. Lee's office someone asked him how he 
had prospered. "Well," he said, "I'm still 
flunked, but Pink is the finest man I ever 
knew." Instances upon instances of this and 
similar experiences might be mentioned, but it 
would be useless because in the end only one 
conclusion could be drawn and that conclusion 
would be a unanimous verdict of love and 
respect, a verdict which can never be expressed 
but must always remain written deep in the 
hearts of all Vi'ho knew him. 

y\ll the fellows know what happened at the 
funeral because they were all there, but for the 
benefit of those people who were not in Bruns- 
wick but who are interested, suffice it to say 
that President Hyde conducted the service. 
The fellows formed in line at the chapel and 
marched to the church where seats had been 
reserved against their coming. From there, 
at the conclusion of the service they accompa- 
nied the body to the cemetery. The following- 
are the principal facts connected with the life 
of Mr. Lee. 

Prof. Leslie A. Lea was born at Wood- 
stock, Vt., in 1845, the son of John Stebbins 
Lee, LL.D., the first president of St. Lawrence 
University, Canton, N. Y. He graduated from 
that institution in 1872 and took a post-gradu- 
ate course at Harvard the two years following. 
He taught Goddard Academy in 1873, Dean 
Academy 1875-6 and came to Bowdoin in 1876 
as instructor in natural history. In 1881 he 
was appointed professor of geology and biol- 
ogy which position he has since held. He 
also has been instructor in geology and evolu- 
tion at Bangor Theological Seminary. 

While connected with Bowdoin he has done 
a great deal of original work in natural history, 
deep sea investigation and other scientific pur- 
suits. For seven years beginning in 1881 he 
was connected with the United States Fish 
Commission and during that time made his 
headc[uarters at Woods Hole, J\lass., collecting 
specimens for the Smithsonian Institute. 

He made a voyage in the steamer Albatross 
from Washington to San Francisco, making 



scientific investigations during tlie entire voy- 
age and paid especial attention to Patagonia 
and tlie Straits of Magellan. As a result of 
this work he received the degree of Ph.D. from 
St. Lawrence University. In 1891 he organized 
the Bowdoin Labrador Expedition and per- 
sonally conducted it. The party discovered 
many things in Labrador which were 
unknown, the most important of which was an 
old deserted Eskimo village. 

Prof. Lee had been chairman of the State 
Topographic Survey Commission since its 
establishment and also did considerable work 
for the federal government along that line. 

He was a member of the American Society 
of Naturalists, the American Morphological 
Society, the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Phi Beta 
Kappa fraternity, and several other scientific 
and literary organizations. 


Dartmouth Gets Away with 49 Points — Once More 
Old Bowdoin Takes Her Place Among the Leaders 

Last Saturday for the first time in the history 
of Bowdoin, we took second place at the iNTew 
England Intercollegiate Athletic Meet. In 1899 
we won first with 23 points, but since then 
until this year the best place that we have won, 
has been third, which we took in 1900 with 25 

W'e have now shown that we are again in the 
running with the leaders, and since none of 
this year's point winners will graduate for two 
years to come, the prospects are good for first 
place either next year or the following year. 

P'ourteen men represented Bowdoin on the 
athletic field. Eleven were in the trials on Fri- 
day and six of these qualified. On Saturday 
four of the six men who qualified scored points, 
and in addition to these, two of the three men 
who competed for the first time on Saturday, 
added eight points to our total. 

On Friday two heats were run in 440-yard 
dash, four men to qualify in each heat. 

Anderson was Bowdoin's only representa- 
tive and qualified as fourth man in the first 
heat. The time for this heat was 51 4-5, and 
that for the second heat 52 4-5. In the half- 
mile. Simmons ran for Bowdoin but failed to 
qualify in his heat. In the low hurdles we 
started Edwards, Sanborn, and Wiggin, but 
Edwards was the only man to qualify. He won 
easily over Mayhew of Brown in 26 4-5, and 

then a few minutes later qualified for the final 
race b_v taking second place to Shaw of Dart- 
mouth in the semi-finals. 

In the field events, ^Morrill took part in the 
shot-put, hammer throw, discus throw, and 
broad jump, but qualified only in the shot put. 
In this event he led the field with a put of 40 ft. 
3-4 in. and Newman qualified, as sixth man, 
with a put of 35 ft. 4 1-2 in. In the broad jump, 
^lorrill's best performance was 20 ft. 3 in., 
which failed to qualify by two inches. In the 
discus, neither Rowell or Morrill could make 
good, which was partially due to the fact that 
the Bowdoin discus had been left at the hotel, 
and the men had to use one brought from 
another college. Warren in the hammer throw, 
made his best throw of the year — measuring 
127 feet 6 1-2 inches, which gave him the first 
place in the trials. In the pole vault, Deming 
■ and Burton vaulted for IBowdoin. Deming 
qualified, but Burton failed to do so — knock- 
ing off the bar at 10 ft. 6 in. 

By Saturday morning the newspapers had 
awakened to the presence of the Bowdoin track 
team, and at last she was considered in the run- 
ning for second place. The day dawned clear 
and warm, and though the air was a little heavy, 
and the track not entirely dried out from a 
heavy rain on Friday night, the temperature 
was all that could be desired. Many Bowdoin 
men had come down from Brunswick, and there 
were plenty at the meet to keep the cheering 
going when needed, and to sing Phi Chi when 
the final score was announced. 

The first events of the afternoon were the 
trial heats of the 100-yard dash. There were 
but two heats, six men running in each heat, and 
Bowdoin was represented only by Ballard. lie 
was placed in the second heat, but failed to 
qualify, the heat being taken by Sherman of 
Darmouth in 10 1-5 seconds, with Robson of 
Wesleyan second, and • Baldwin of Amherst 

The next event was the mile run, in this Col- 
Ixith ran for Bowdoin, and lost by but a small 
margin to Captain White of Amherst. In the 
firsthalf, Colbath was caught in the crowd, and 
did the distance in only 2 min. 21 sec, — thirteen 
seconds slower than in the Maine meet. Col- 
bath, however, took the lead in the third quar- 
ter from Merrihew of Vermont, and cut out 
the pace for the last lap, but was passed on the 
final course by White of Amherst who finished 
in 4 min. 37 4-5 sec, with Colbath about five 
yards behind. 

Following the mile came the quarter mile, 



which was won in 5 1-5 seconds by Stearns ol 
Amherst, who took the race by inches from Far- 
aday of Wesleyan. Anderson of Bovvdoin was 
boxed in the crowd on the turn and was never 
able to get ahead of tthe bunch. 

In the finals of the 100-yard dash Sherman of 
Dartmouth pulled away from the field in 10 1-5 
seconds, and in the high hurdles. Captain Shaw 
of Dartmouth won by about eight yards in 
15 1-5 seconds, equalling the world's record, 
but the time was not allowed to stand as the 
world's record because Shaw had knocked down 
his third hurdle. The half-mile came next. 
Gray of Wesleyan winning in 2m. 12-5 sec, and 
Gimson of Tech taking second place from For- 
tier of Maine, by about half a foot, passing him 
almost at the tape. 

The two-mile run followed, and was one of 
the prettiest races of the afternoon. Rowland 
of Tech took the lead on the first leap, doing it 
in about 61 seconds, hoping to draw away from 
the crowd, the bunch, however, was never more 
than twenty yards behind him, and although he 
did the first half in 2 min. 16 sec. (faster than 
was done in the mile race) the crowd was chas- 
ing close after him. Rowland, however, was 
still safely in the lead, followed closely by 
McCarthy, another Tech man, when he passed 
the grandstand at the end of the mile, the time 
being 4 min. 55 sec. In the meantime, Colbath 
of Bowdoin had been running at last place in 
the line, while Slocum stayed near the front 
being usually in third or fourth position. Col- 
bath after the mile increased his speed, and 
before the finish had passed many men includ- 
ing White of Amherst and Dyer of Maine, but 
was unable to gain on the sprinting leaders, and 
finished the race in sixth or seventh place. Slo- 
cum of Bowdoin and Greene of Brown, after 
the first mile, were rapidly overhauling How- 
land of Tech, and when it came to the last lap, 
Slocum had the lead, and set out to hold it. 
Three hundred yards from the finish he started 
his sprint, and with scarcely a faltering step kept 
it up to the finish winning in 9 min. 57 4-5 sec- 
onds (ten seconds faster than Colbath's Maine 
State record) and with margin of about fifteen 
yards was Howland of Tech who finished sec- 

In the low hurdles Edwards won second 
place from Smith of Maine, after a hard race, 
passing him only on the last hurdle. The race 
was won by Shaw of Dartmouth in 24 4-5 sec- 
onds (equalling the New England record, held 
by Hubbard of Amherst). 

The field events, with the exception of the 

pole vault, had in the meantime been run ofif. 
Pevear of Dartmouth had broken the record in 
the discus throw with a mark of 123 ft. 8 1-2 in. 
Horrax of Williams and Palmer of Dartmouth, 
had both broken the high jump record by a 
quarter of an inch,tieing at 5 ft. 1 1 3-4 in. Sher- 
man of Dartmouth had won the broad jump 
with 21 ft. 9 1-4 in., while Johnson and Pevear, 
both of Dartmouth, had bettered their marks 
in the hammer throw, and forced Warren of 
Bowdoin down to third place. In the shot-put 
Pevear of Dartmouth had bettered his trial puts 
and passed Morrill's mark, but Morrill added 
a foot to his trial mark and won the event with 
41 ft. 3-4 in. Deming in the pole vault cleared 
10 ft. 10 in. (beating the Maine State record 
by an inch) , tieing for third place with two Tech 
men, while Horrax of Williams beat out Orr of 
Tech, clearing the bar at 1 1 ft. 2 in., and so giv- 
ing Bowdoin second place — which otherwise 
would have been shared with Tech. 
The summary of the meet is as follows : 

100- Yard Dash — Won by N. A. Sherman, Dart- 
mouth ; W. E. Ro'bson, Wesleyan, second ; W. T. 
West, Amherst, third ; H. Keith, Amherst, fourth. 
Time — 10 1-55. 

220- Yard Dash — Won by N. A. Sherman, Dart- 
mouth ; W. E. Robson, Wesleyan, second ; H. W. 
Faraday, Wesleyan. third ; W. J. Seligman, Tech- 
nology, fourth. Time — 22 I -5s. 

440- Yard Run — Won by A. M. Stearns, Amherst; 
H. W. Faraday, Wesleyan, second ; H. W. Black- 
burn, Technology, third; G. E. Shipley, Dartmouth, 
fourth; Time, 51 1-55, 

880-Yard Run— Won by E, B, Gray, Wesleyan ^ B, 
L. Gimson, Technology, second ; F. E, Fortier, Maine, 
third ; R, L. Cams, Dartmouth, fourth. Time — 2m. 


Mile Run— Won by H. E. White, Amherst; H. J. 
Colbath, Bowdoin, second; J. W, Noyes, Dart- 
mouth, third; P, T, Merrihew, Vermont, fourth. 
Time— 4m, 37 4-ss, 

Two-Mile Run — Won by H. W. Slocum, Bowdoin ; 
H. H. Howland. Technology, second ; W. W. 
Greene, Brown, third; DeW. Pond, Trinity, fourth. 
Time— 9m. 57 4-55. 

120-Yard Hurdles — Won by A. B. Shaw, Dart- 
mouth ; G. Horrax, Williams, second ; H. B, Olm- 
stead. Trinity, third; J. W, Mayhew, Brown, fourth. 
Time — 15 1-5S. 

220- Yard Hurdles — Won by A, B. Shaw, Dart- 
mouth ; S. Edwards, Bowdoin, second ; N. E. Smith, 
A'laine, third; J, W. Mayhew, Brown, fourth. Time 
— 24 4-5S. Equalled record, 

Shotput — Won by B, C, Merrill, Bowdoin, dis- 
tance 4.1 ft. 3-4 in, ; C. K, Pevear, Dartmouth, sec- 
ond, distance 40 ft. 9 in. ; F, Moore, Technology, 
third, distance 38 ft, 10 3-4 in, ; W, W, Kilbourn, 
Amherst, fourth, distance 38 ft. 4 1-2 in. 

Hammer Throw — Won by F, G. Johnson, Dart- 
mouth, distance 129 ft, 8 1-2 in, ; C, K, Pevear, Dart- 
mouth, second, distance 128 ft. 4 in, ; H, E, War- 
[Continued on page 55J 






WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

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MAY 29, 1908 

No. 7 

President Hyde in a paper 
A Practical Course read before tlie Interna- 
tional Congress of Arts 
and Sciences at tlie St. Louis Exposition out- 
lined the proper relation of college courses in 
this manner, "Each leading subject in the col- 
lege curriculum should be presented in at least 
three consecutive courses extending over a year 
each : One elementary ; one or more broad, gen- 
eral, interesting, practical ; at least one specific ; 
intensive involving research and initiative, and 
a chance for originality." A cursory glance 
at the Bowdoin Catalogue shows that in the 
departments of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, 
Psychology, History and German, opportunities 
are offered for 'specific and intensive' study. 
The English department alone offers nothing 
but a gap to those who seek therein "a chance 
for originality." 

When the last Sophomore theme is boxed, 
the undergraduate ceases to be a creator. You 
say (with a sigh of relief) "It is well." And so 
it is for those whose interest extend no further. 
Yet there are some whose natural inclinations 
lead them to pursue "the bewitching art of 
style" and they stumble on in the dark with no 
knowledge of form and without the corrective 
influences of kind and just criticism. These 
conditions lead to but one result. Young men 
are doing those things wrongly which the col- 
lege should teach them to do aright, and in the 
formative years of their life are accepting prin- 
ciples which they will take as a basis for later 
work. Such is the theory. 

The actual conditions are set forth by Mr. C. 
F. Bacon in a recent number of The Critic. 
Fifteen of the best American college maga- 
zines, offering an aggregate of some thirty 
essays, forty stories, and sixty poems, were 
selected for examination. Among the essays 
Mr. Bacon found two worth-while ones ; the 
poetry was mostly of an amateurish yet praise- 
worthy character, and the stories, "a series of 
extravagant and impossible tales." Yet this 
supposedly represents the best efifort among 
iVmerican undergraduates, the work of men 
who to-morrow will be flooding editors' desks 
with worthless and wasted efforts. 

Be it said in justice to some schools they are 
alive to their responsibilities. At Harvard, 
Princeton, Columbia, Brown and even Tufts, 
courses have been established extendingthrough 
the year, adequate in purposes of instruction 
and practice. These courses in general embrace 
a study of the form and development of the 
essay, and short story along with constant prac- 
tice in original composition. Flere at Bowdoin 
an intensive study of English is followed in 
argumentation only. In the forms involving 
description, narration and exposition no incen- 
tive and no real training are given to independ- 
ent expression. Yet there are those among us, 
ten or an even dozen perhaps, who feel sorely 
the need of such a course of study. It is not 
felt that a study of form and original composi- 
tion open to Juniors and Seniors whose tastes 
and abilities lie in this direction would necessi- 
tate additional expense, and certainly lack of 
numbers could not be argued when courses are 
already conducted for the benefit of three or 
five men. 

The fact that the college graduate can do 
anything else better than he can write is proof 
sufficient to justify the expediency of such a 
course ; the fact that professional examination 



of thousands of manuscript stories (amateurish 
productions) reveals failure through ignorance 
of form alone, shows what the public is demand- 
ing of the college ; and lastly the rapid growth 
of magazine literature during the last two 
decades has opened a field to which the college 
dispatches its undeveloped and unprepared 

One of the fundamental 
Athletic Council to i^^s of nature seems to be 
be Abolished or j,^^ eradication of the un- 

necessary, inriuenced by 

this tendency, we feel that it might be well to 
abolish, or if not to abolish at least to reorganize 
the athletic council. Formerly it has devolved 
upon the council to determine each fall and 
spring what men are qualified to wear the foot- 
ball, baseball and track insignias. This func- 
tion they have exercised in an able manner up 
to this year. An innovation, however, appears 
this spring among some members of the track 
team who have usurped the right to grant them- 
selves the "varsity letter. Therefore, it seems 
to us altogether right that the council should be 
revamped and under its new organization the 
apparently unimportant function of granting 
'varsity letter should be removed because the 
men themselves, as has been shown, can 
best decide whether or not they are entitled 
to wear the coveted "B." We have no 
ill will toward the council. In fact we feel that 
in the past it has been an effective body but 
under the new conditions where men put on 
their letters to wear in a meet and around the 
campus before the council has met to formally 
award the letters it is manifestly unnecessary 
for the council to go through the empty form 
of voting these men letters. The men have 
voted themselves letters. It makes so much 
unnecessary bother for the council. We hope 
that the council will instantly reorganize since 
it has been insanely manifested by the initia- 
tive of the track team that the men feel that they 
are the best judges of who is to be a wearer of 
the "B." We are sorry to see the council losing 
ground but we fear that it is the tendency of all 
good things to grow old and gradually dor- 
mant until they cease to exercise some of their 
most important functions. 


iContinued from page 53] 

ren, Bowdoin, third, 127 ft. 6 in. ; H. O. Smith, Am- 
herst, fourth, distance 120 ft. S in. 

Discus Throw — Won by C. K. Pevear, Dartmouth, 
distance 116 ft. 10 1-2 in.; A. J. Kirley, Brown, sec- 
ond, distance 114 ft. i 1-2 in.; H. H. Lament, Wil- 
liams, third, distance 109 ft. 3 1-2 in. ; L. D. Nisbet, 
Technology, fourth, distance 108 ft. 8 1-4 in. In a 
throw-off for record C. K. Pevear threw the discus 
123 ft. 8 1-2 in., a new N. E. I. A. A. record. 

Running High Jump — G. Horrax, Williams, and E. 
R. Palmer, Dartmouth, tied for first and second at 
5 ft. II 3-4 in., a new record. Horrax won the toss 
for medal. Both will be given record medals. B. 
Stevens, Williams, third, height 5 ft. 8 7-8 in. ; J. Zel- 
lar, Tufts, fourth, height 5 ft. 8 in. 

Running Broad Jump. — Won by N. A. Sherman, 
Dartmouth, distance 21 ft. 9 1-4 in. ; J. W. Mayhew, 
Brown, second, distance 21 ft. 6 3-4 in. ; S. E. Kent, 
Wesleyan, third, distance 21 ft. 4 1-2 in. ; G. Scho- 
binger. Technology, fourth, distance 21 ft. i in. 

Pole Vault — Won by G. Horrax, Williams, height, 
II ft. 2 in.; T. W. Orr, Technology, second, height, 
II ft. ; C. L. Demming, Bowdoin ; W. C. Salisbury 
and W. D. Allen of Technology tied at 10 ft. 10 in. 
for third and fourth. Allen of Tech won the medal 
for third on toss. 


c -a . Ji 

100- Yard Dash .... 5 
220- Yard Dash ... 5 
440-Yard Run .... I 
880-Yard Run .... I 

Mile Run 2 

Two-Mile Run. . . . 
120-Yard Hurdles.. 5 
220-Yard Hurdles. 5 

i6-lb. Shotput 3 

i6-lb. Ham'r Throw 8 
Discus Throw . . . . S 
Run'g High Jump 4 
Run'g Br'd Jump 5 
Pole Vault 

n ^ > > 

■ ■ 3 • 

• I 5 • 

• 23. 

• 3 5 ■ 

< pq ;S H H > 

Totals 49 ig 18 18 16 14 10 4 3 i i 



Superb Pitching of Piles Shut Out U. of M. 
Struck Out Eight 

Bowdoin shut out Maine, 9 to o, thru the 
superb pitching of Files, who had the Maine 
batters, except Pond, completely at his mercy. 
He pulled out of tight places in the fourth and 
eighth innings with two men on bases and only 
one out. Ryan struck out eight men in four 
innings, but was batted hard in the fifth. 



McHale, who replaced him in the sixth, was 
wild in the eighth when he gave two men their 
bases on balls. \\'ith the exception of this he 
was effective. 
The score : 


life-long friend and neighbor, and quoted ]\Iat- 
thew Arnold's poem, "A Wish," as a fitting 
tribute to the memory of Prof. Lee. The ser- 
vice closed with the singing of the Twenty-third 
Psalm by Stone, 'lo, and Whitmore, 'ii, and 
the prayer by Prof. Chapman. 

Purinton. rf 2 

McDade, If 4 

Harris, ss 4 

Stanwood, ib 4 

Files, p 5 

Manter, 2b 4 

Bovver, c 4 

Caldwell, cf 4 

Lawless. 3b 5 

Totals 36 


Stanwood, 2b 3 

Pond, If 2 

Chase, cf 4 

Mayo. lb 4 

Fullton, r.f 3 

Cobb. 3b 4 

Higgins. ss 4 

Smith, c 2 

Richardson, c 2 

Ryan, p ^ i 

McHale, p 2 

Totals 31 4 27 II 2 

Innings : 

Bowdoin o 2 o o 4 o o 3 o — 9 

Maine o o o o — 

Two-base hits — Manter. Sacrifice hits — McDade, 
Stanwood, Bower, Stolen bases— Pond, Plarris 2, 
Stanwood, Files. Manter, Caldwell, Lawless. Double 
plays— Harris and Stanwood. Left on bases — Maine, 
8; Bowdoin, 6. First base on balls— By Ryan, 5; by 
McHale, 2 ; by Files, 5. Hit by pitcher— By McHale. 
Struck out— By Ryan, 8; byMcHale, 2; by Files, 5. 
Hit by pitcher — By McHale. Struck out — By Ryan, 
8 ; by McHale, 4 ; by Files, 2. Passed balls — Smith 
3; Bower 3. Wild pitches — Ryan, Files. Time — 
2.20. Umpire — Hassett. 


The chapel service Sunday afternoon was in 
the nature of a Memorial Service to Prof. Les- 
lie A. Lee. The chapel pulpit was covered with 
beautiful flowers which diffused their odor 
throughout the whole building. A quintet 
made up of Stone, '10, Brown, '09, Richards, 
'11, Whitmore, '11, and McGlone, '10, sang 
"Hark, Hark My Soul" with beautiful effect, 
after which President Hyde conducted the 
responsive reading service. Prof. Chapman 
spoke of Prof. Lee from the standpoint of a 


Maine Triumphs in Singles 

The Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament 
began at Orono last Wednesday. Bowdoin 
was represented by Hyde, Ham, Hughes and 
Martin. Bowdoin won the doubles which were 
played off Thursday and showed her superiority 
from the beginning". 

The singles began Friday, Bowdoin and 
Bates were out of it on the third set leaving 
the final sets to be played between Maine and 
Colby. Maine won the set and secured the 
championship in the singles. The summary: 

Prelim., Wednesd.w 

Ham and Hyde, Bowdoin, beat Mitchell and Wads- 
worth. Maine; 6-2 — 6-3. 

Martin and Hughes, Bowdoin, beat Guptil and 
Smith, Colby ; 6-1 — 6-2. 

Little and Wadleigh, Bates, beat Cram and Drew, 
Maine ; 6-2 — 6-3. 

Doubles, Thursday a.m. 
Hughes and Martin, Bowdoin. 
Little and Wadleigh, Bates. 
First set won by Bowdoin, 6-3. 
Second set won by Bates, 6-4. 
Third set won by Bowdoin, 8-6. 

Doubles, Thursday, p.m. 
Campbell and Boothby, Bates. 
Smith and Young, Colby. 
First set won by Bates, 3-6. 
Second set won by Colby, 6-8. 
Third set won by Bates, 6-2. 
Ham and Hyde, Bowdoin. 
Campbell and Boothby, Bates. 
First set won by Bates, 6-0. 
Second set won by Bowdoin, 6-4. 
Third set won by Bowdoin, 6-0. 


Won by Hebron Academy — Portland High Close Second 

The tenth annual Bowdoin Interscholastic 
Meet was held on- Whittier Field last Saturday. 
The weather was threatening all day but the 
meet was a very good one ; four records were 
broken. Stobie of Hebron threw the discus 105 
ft. 5 1-2 inches ; Cole of Portland, won the 440- 



yard dash at 53 1-5 seconds; Tukey won the 
half-mile at 2 minutes 5 2-5 seconds, and Smith 
of Kent's Hill won the pole vault at 10 feet 6 
inches. Hebron won the meet with 43 points 
and Portland took second place with 31 points. 
The remarkable feature of the meet was the 
work of Stacey and Keough of Hebron. The 
summary of events : 

100- Yard Dash — Stacy, Hebron, first; Cole, Port- 
land, second ; Snow, Portland, third ; time, 10 3-5 sec. 

Half-Mile Run— Tukey, Portland, first; Jones, 
Kent's Hill, second; Joy, Hebron, third; time, i 
minutes 5 2-5 sec. 

440- Yard Dash — Stacey, Hebron, first; Snow, 
Portland, second ; Tartre, Biddeford, third ; time, 24 

120-Yard Hurdles — Keough, Hebron, first ; Smith, 
Kent's Hill, second ; Crane, Yarmouth Academy, 
third; time, 17 4-5 sec. 

One-Mile Run — Powers, Portland, first; Pendex- 
ter, Portland, second ; Milliken, Deering, third ; time, 

4 minutes 52 4-5 seconds. 

220- Yard Hurdles — Keough, Hebron, first ; Tar- 
tre, Biddeford, second ; Pingree, E. L. H. S., third ; 
time, 27' 4-5 sec. 

High Jump — Woodman, Portland, and Stacey, 
Hebron, first; Chadbourne, Portland, third; height, 

5 ft. I in. 

Shot Put — Joyce, Bar Harbor, first ; Welch, 
Hebron, second; Smith, Kent's Hill, third; distance, 
34 ft. 41-2 in. 

Discus — Stobie, Hebron, first; Smith, Kent's Hill, 
second; Welch, Hebron, third; distance, 105 ft. 5 i-3 

Hammer — Joyce, Bar Harbor, first ; Welch, He- 
bron, second; Keough, Hebron, third; distance, iii 
ft. 4 1-2 in. 

Broad Jump — Stacey, Hebron, first ; Hubbard, 
Yarmouth Academy and Smith, Kent's Hill, second ; 
distance, 20 ft. i 1-4 in. 

Pole Vault— Smith, ICent's Hill, first; Murphy, 
Deering, second ; Brown, Oak Grove, third ; height, 
10 ft. 6 in. 


3-30 P.M. 


Bowdoin vs. Maine, Whittier Field. 


Memorial Day — a Holiday. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

A.M. Lewiston 2d vs. Gardiner High at Gardiner. 

P.M. Bowdoin 2d vs. Cony High at Augusta. 


5.00 P.M. President Hyde conducts chapel. 


Hawthorne Prize Essays due. 

Bowdoin Invitation Interscholastic Tennis Tourna- 
3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 


Bowdoin Invitation Interscholastic Tennis Tourna- 
3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 


3.00 P.M. Baseball practice. 

Essays in Latin 7 due. 

Bowdoin 2d vs. Richmond High at Richmond. 

Psi Upsilon House Party. 

Zeta Psi House Party. 


3-S P.M. Alpha Delta Phi Reception. 
7.30 P.M. Bowdoin College Dramatic Club pre- 
sents "Half Back Sandy" at the Town Hall. 


Ivy Day — a Holiday. 
Bowdoin vs. Bates. Whittier Field. 
2.30 P.M. Iv}' Day exercises. 
9.00 P.M. Ivy Hop. 

CoUcQC Botes 

About fifty Bowdoin men attended the Brookline 
Meet, Saturday. 

A copy of the life of Warren Hastings was recently 
added to the library. 

Kendrie, 'lo, has been making a tour of the State as 
violinist for the Chapman concerts, the past week. 

Hiwale, '09, gave an interesting lecture in the Con- 
gress street Methodist Church, Portland, on May 22. 

Junior week at Maine was brought to a succcess- 
ful close, Friday evening, by the annual Junior 

F. A. Burton, '07, now studying architecture at M. 
I. T., was recently elected treasurer of the Tech 
Architectural Society. 

John Clair Minot, '96, editor of the Kennebec Jour- 
nal, attended the Memorial service to Prof. Lee in 
the chapel, Sunday afternoon. 

Albert T. Gould, '08, started last week for Labra- 
dor where he will act as Private Secretary to Dr. 
Grenfell, the famous explorer and missionarj'. 

At a Sophomore Class meeting, Tuesday, Henry 
G. Ingersoll was elected Toast-master for the class 
banquet which will come June 13 in Portland. 

King Mike, the original cake and cane springer, 
sprung a cake on the Orient Board, Monday even- 
ing. Phil Morss received the kiss of friendship. , 

The baseball management have worked the "Pas- 
time" for a little free advertising in the nature of an 
announcement of coming games, upon the screen at 
every performance. 

In tossing for the medals for third and fourth 
places in the pole vault at the New England Meet, 
Deming of Bowdoin was unlucky enough to be the 
one man of the three not to receive a medal. 

C. E. Files, '08, last year's baseball captain and 
pitcher of the present team, has had an opportunity to 
sign with the Philadelphia team in the American 
League. If Files goes he will be the second Maine 
college pitcher to play with the Philadelphia Ameri- 
cans, the other being "Cy" Coombs, Colby, '06. 




The Beta Sigma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi deeply 
mourns the death of Prof. LesHe Alexander Lee 
By his death the chapter sustains the loss of a loyal 
brother whose kindly interest and steadfast friend- 
ship will be greatly missed. 

Prof. Lee's genial nature won for him the lastmg 
friendship of those with whom he associated. His 
researches and study have won for him a place in the 
scientific world. 

The Beta Sigma Chapter feels keenly the loss of 
such a brother and extends its heart-feh sympathy to 
the bereaved family. 

N. S. Weston^ 

A. H. HusE, 

W. W. Fairclough, 

For the Chapter. 

Realizing, that bv the death of Professor Leslie A. 
Lee, we have sniftered the loss of a genial and much 
beloved teacher and friend,— a man whose strength 
of personality, cordial manner, and ever ready sym- 
pathy won for him the admiration of all his students ; 
one whose personal magnetism as well as his broad 
knowledge and wide experience was ever an inspira- 
ation to those who were associated with him; — we, 
the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Eight of Bow- 
doin College, wish to express our heart-felt sorrow, 
and a sense of personal bereavement; and to extend 
our sincerest sympathy to the family of our esteemed 
professor and friend. 

Frank P. Wight, 
William R. Crowley, 
Carl M. Robinson, 
Nathan S. Weston, 

For the Class. 


Alarton Copeland, a graduate of Harvard, 
1904, will at once assume the duties of Prof. 
Lee. Mr. Copeland has studied in Harvard 
Graduate School and has taught at both Har- 
vard and Radclitife. He is a naturalist and has 
done a large amount of cytological work. 


May 25, 1908. 
Whereas, Tt has pleased our Heavenly Father in 
His infinite wisdom to call from Bowdoin, our 
beloved Professor Leslie Alexander Lee,— and 

Whereas, Professor Lee has been a most helpful 
instructor to those of us who have studied under his 
kind and careful direction, and has always been a 
most kind and sincere friend not only to those who 
have been members of his classes, but to all of us as 
students in Bowdoin College; therefore, be it 

Resolved. That we, for the Class of 1909, as a 
mark of our feeling on this sad occasion, hereby 
express our sincere grief at the death of Professor 
Lee, and extend to the members of his sorrowing 
family the deepest sympathy of every member of 
our class, — and be it further 

Resolved, That this expression be communicated 
to his family, and that a copy of it be sent to the 
Bowdoin Orient for publication. 

Harold H. Burton, 
Thomas D. Ginn, 
Sumner W. Jackson, 
Irving L. Rich, 
Edgar F. Sewall, 

For the Class of /pop. 


Won. Lost. Per cent. 

Bowdoin ..2 o 

Bates 2 I .666 

Maine 3 2 .600 

Colby o 4 .000 


Won. Lost. 

Theta Delta Clii 4 o 

Psi Upsilon 3 I 

Alpha Delta Phi 4 I 

Zeta Psi 2 2 

Kappa Sigma I 3 

Delta Upsilon o 3 

Delta Kappa Epsilon. . . . o 3 

Beta Theta Pi I 



A recent amendment has been added to the honor 
system constitution at Williams College. Under this 
amendment all written class room work is invalid 
unless the honor statement is appended to it. 

The University of Columbia has instituted a course 
in the resuscitation of the drowned. The course is 
given by the swimming instructor three times a year. 

Students at Minnesota are agitating a movement 
for a college theatre. Michigan also is considering 
the purchase of a leading Ann Arbor theatre. 

The students of the Agricultural and Mechanical 
College at Fort Worth, Texas, are in open insurrec- 
tion, demanding the removal of President Harring- 
ton. It is seldom that an American college goes so 
far as to openly demand the removal of its President. 

Wisconsin is to have a "May Day Fete" during the 
the first week in June, the initial event of its kind 
at the University. A special feature of the dance 
will be a "Peasants' Floral Dance." All women of 
the University are expected to take part in the fes- 

The College of the City of New York recently cele- 
brated its sixtieth anniversary, and deicated new 
buildings costing $7,000,000. The bell marking the 
dedication was sounded by Mrs. Grover Cleveland. 
Among the speakers were Oscar S. Straus, James 
Bryce, President Eliot and Joseph Choate. 

The faculty of Wesleyan University, alarmed by 
the decrease in students each year has hired a college 
reporter from the student body, who will have gen- 
eral charge of newspaper work concerning university 
events. In this way it is hoped to gain a wider 
publicity for the college. 



Hlumni 2)epavtment 

'47. — Rev. Edwin Leonard died at his home at 
Melrose Highlands, Mass., 22 May, 1908. Mr. Leon- 
ard, the youngest of the three children of George and 
]\Iargaret B. Leonard of Bangor, Maine, was born 
II November, 1826, at Brewer, Me. He received his 
early education and was prepared for college in the 
public schools of Bangor under the tuition of the late 
David Worcester, Esq. After graduation he studied 
theology at Bangor Seminary and remained there as 
a resident licentiate for a year after completing the 
course. His pastorates were at Milton, Mass., where 
he was ordained 25 March, 1852 ; at Rochester, Mass., 
1861 to 1868; at South Dartmouth, Mass., 1869 to 
1875 ; at Morris, Conn., 1876 to 1S92 ; Dover, Mass., 
1892 to i8g8. The closing years of his active, useful, 
but quiet life were spent at Melrose Highlands. 

jNIr. Leonard was deeply interested in the college 
and his personal recollections as given in corre- 
spondence have been of great interest and service, 
particularly in the matter of a visit of the Poet Long- 
fellow to his college room in the forties. 

Air. Leonard leaves a widow and two sons, George 
Leonard of Portland, Oregon, and Dr. Edwin Leon- 
ard, Jr., of Jersey City, N. J. 

'48. — The alumni of Thayer Academy, Braintree, 
Mass., of which Professor J. B. Sewall was head- 
master for nearly twenty years, are celebrating the 
sixtieth anniversary of his graduation from college 
by raising a Sewall Scholarship Fund, the income of 
which is to be annually appropriated for the educa- 
tional benefit of some pupil of the Academy. 

'79. — Hon. Ozro D. Castner, judge of probate for 
Lincoln County, died at his home at Waldoboro, Me., 
IS May, 1908, after a brief illness of four days from 
acute Bright's disease. 

Judge Castner, the son of Daniel Castner, was born 
21 June, 1857, at Waldoboro. He was prepared for 
college at Lincoln Academy. After graduation he 
taught the high school at Boothbay for two years 
and then studied law. On admission to the bar he 
settled in his native town where he practiced his 
profession with success till his decease. For eight 
years he had been judge of probate. He was unmar- 

'62. — Rev. Charles Henry Pope has completed an 
elaborate genealogy of the Hooper Family which will 
be published in June. 

'63. — The American Rcz'iciv of Rcz-icws for May 
with its review of Rev. Dr. Newman Smyth's "Pass- 
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NO. 8 


To-day belongs to the Class of 1909. For 
more than forty years Bowdoin classes have 
celebrated Ivy Day at the end of Junior year, 
and to-day Nineteen Hundred and Nine adds 
another link to the chain, and another sprig 
another link to the chain, and another sprig of 
ivy is placed at the base of the chapel. In honor 
of the day, the Orient has made this issue a 
special feature. In the morning at ten o'clock 
came the annual Ivy Day baseball game with 
Bates, on Whittier Field. In the afternoon came 
the regular literary exercises, consisting of the 
oration, poem and presentations. After the 
planting of the ivy came Seniors' Last Chapel 
one of the most impressive and solemn tradi- 
tions known to Bowdoin. In the evening and 
well on towards morning is the Ivy Hop. With 
a "Gluck Auf" the college hails Nineteen- 

The Oration 


Tradition tells us that in_ the early part of 
the 19th century, when the Bowdoin pines were 
whispering their cherished secrets to the poet 
Longfellow ; when Hawthorne was laying the 
foundation for the greatest novels of his time, 
there was gradually growing and taking form 
a spirit which was to make the name of Bow- 
doin famous among the American colleges. 
Many there were in those days who went 
down to Sodom and Gemorrah, as the ends of 
Winthrop Hall were then called, to find a 
new inspiration and a new hope. And did they 
find it? Look at Abbott, Pierce, Kellogg, 
and Bridge ; look at Cheaver, Stowe, Hale, 
Prentiss, and Hamlin who won fame for 
themselves and honor for their college. Think 
of the hundreds of others who into their own 
little spheres of life just as truly carried this 
indomitable spirit of undergraduate days. 

But just what do we mean by Bowdoin 
spirit? To be sure, it was that which enabled 
Bowdoin in '85 and '86 to twice beat the 
American Intercollegiate record for four- 

oared crews ; it was that which won the New 
England Intercollegiate track meet in '99, and 
it is that which has enabled many a Bowdoin 
team to win where defeat seemed eminently 
certain. But that is not a definition. 

One Bowdoin man, however, has both dis- 
played this spirit and defined it. It happened 
that in the great battle of Gettysburg, he was 
colonel of the 20th Maine which was then in 
the 3d brigade of the 5th army corps, com- 
monly known as Vincent's Brigade. Gen. 
Sykes had ordered Vincent to take Little 
Round Top and the order had been passed to 
the 20th Maine which was on the left. For 
hours they charged and recharged until not 
only their own ammunition was exhausted, 
but also that which they had taken from the 
dead Confederate soldiers. It was the critical 
point not only of a battle, but of a conflict in 
which two millions of lives had already been 
sacrificed. If Little Round Top was not 
taken, Longstreet would mount his heavy guns 
during the night and command the entire 
LTnion position in the morning. What was 
to be done? Why, that old Bowdoin spirit 
which has turned many a defeat into victory 
again came to the front, the order was given 
to charge and at the point of the bayonet they 
drove the enemy from the summit, turned the 
fortunes of war and performed one of the 
grandest achievements of military history. 

Again we saw him at Petersburg. His 
detachment was slightly in advance of the main 
line when word came from Gen. Grant that he 
was to charge the Confederates at one o'clock. 
For a moment he was stunned. He remem- 
bered the charge of the light brigade, but to 
question the justice of the command would 
mean arrest, court-martial and disgrace. One 
o'clock arrived and all the world knows how 
ten hundred brave men charged into the jaws 
of death and barely three hundred returned 
to tell the story. Before he could reach the 
enemy's entrenchments, the colonel was shot 
through the abdomen. Although he knew 
that the wound was considered mortal, in order 
that he might not discourage his soldiers by 
falling, he calmly braced his sword behind him 



and waited until his ranks had passed. But 
Gen. Grant recognized bravery when he saw it, 
and standing beside the stretcher of the 
wounded hero, he promoted Col. Chamberlain 
of Bowdoin, '52, to Brigadier-General, the 
only man who was ever promoted upon an 
American battlefield. When he was asked 
years later to what he attributed the honor 
which he won in those great battles of the 
Rebellion, General Chamberlain said, "When 
I was called, I answered with the best there 
was in me." 

Ladies and gentlemen, that is Bowdoin 
spirit ; for a man to answer with the best there 
is in him. Bowdoin teams have won many a 
battle on the athletic field because every man 
has answered with the best there was in him ; 
Bowdoin men have made the name of Old 
Bowdoin famous on the parchments of Amer- 
ican history because they have been able to say 
that when they were called, they answered 
with the best there was in them. 

Out in the West they are still talking of how 
a Bowdoin man rode fifty miles through the 
cold and snow of a Dakota blizzard freezing 
both feet so that later they were amputated, in 
order that that great territory including Mon- 
tana, might become the home of liberty and 
freedom. The Sioux Falls Register for 
November 25, 1887, says that Gov. Brookings 
in his famous February ride displayed a pluck 
and endurance rarely if ever equalled on the 
frontier. And who can say that Judge 
Brookings of the Class of '55 did not answer 
with the best there was in him. 

It will be many years to come before Missis- 
sippi forgets the influence of Sargent S. Pren- 
tiss of the Class of 1826. From a weak, sickly- 
looking lad when he reached Jilississippi, he 
developed into one of the most eloquent and 
persuasive orators of his day. It is said that 
during his stumping of the state for the sen- 
atorial election, he was continually in the sad- 
dle, speaking three and four times each day. 
His fame as an orator had already preceded 
him to Washington so that on the day of his 
famous three-hour address before the Senate, 
every seat both in the galleries and on the floor 
was taken. Daniel Webster, then at the 
height of his power as a statesman, pronounced 
it the most eloquent oration to which it had 
ever been his privilege to listen. 

It is with pride that we point to Commodore 
Peary of the Class of '77 as a man who seven 
times braved innumerable dangers in the Arc- 

tic regions and finally reached the farthest 
north ever trod by human foot. A splendid 
example of Bowdoin spirit and what a man 
can do who answers with the best there is in 

And so long before the time when Kellogg 
was scaling the spire to the college chapel, 
down through the days of Phi Chi, when the 
great Drill rebellion was on, when they had 
yagger wars, and when they buried Anna, to 
the coronations in the present reign of King 
^like when canes are sprung, and cakes are 
cut under clasped hands, Bowdoin has been 
sending forth her sons to be leaders of men. 

It is true that Bowdoin has been fortunate 
in her teachers. The strength of her faculty 
does not lie so much in the scholarly attain- 
ments of its members as in the strength of their 
personalities. The first requisite of a teacher 
is that he be a man in the truest sense of the 
word, and Bowdoin Professors have always 
been Men. Forgetting themselves in their 
efforts to bring out the best there is in every 
man, they have in many cases builded better 
than they knew. That the Bowdoin spirit has 
not been lost sight of during these years ot 
external changes is due partly to the fact that 
these men have been untiring" in their efforts 
to sustain it. 

It is a beautiful relationship which is sug- 
gested to us in the term Alma Mater; the col- 
lege is the mother and the student is the son. 
One of the old Hebrew laws was that a man 
should honor his father and his mother ; in 
other words that he should accomplish a little 
more in the world than either of his parents. 
It is the keynote to progress and if it means 
anything to Bowdoin Undergraduates to-day, 
it means that they have upon their shoulders 
as great a responsibility as any college ever 
placed upon her sons ; that we should not only 
be an honor to the college within the common 
acceptance of the term, but adopting the spirit 
of the Hebrew Law and remembering the men 
who have made the name of Bowdoin famous 
in the past, that we should strive even to sur- 
pass the efforts which they have extended. 
Yes, the responsibility is great. 

It means that every man must enter the bat- 
tle of life with the determination to win, that he 
must forget himself and think only of his goal ; 
that, "He must go on forever and fail, and go 
on again, and be mauled to the earth and arise, 
and contend for the shade of a word, and a 
thing not to be seen with the eyes; with the 



half of a broken hope for a pillow at night 
that somehow the right is the right and the 
smooth shall bloom from the rough." 

If every man does this, if every man takes 
into life that famous old Spirit which per- 
meates every inch of the Bowdoin campus, 
whether he be clergyman or capitalist ; whether 
he be doctor or lawyer; whether he be states- 
man or scholar, he will be able to say with 
Gen. Chamberlain, "When I was called, I 
answered with the best there was in me." 

The Poem 

The Poem was delivered by Paul Jones New- 
man at the close of the Oration. 

We are like weavers of a motley cloth, 

Creating each a pattern with his life. 

Real friends are patient guides who teach us how 

To deftly ply the shuttle of our fate, 

And weave a lovely fabric of the soul. 

They watch with us the growing dreams, and praise. 

Or mingle tears with tears, and feel our joy. 

With kind reproofs and ceaseless love they guide 

The fingers in their newly-learned art. 

To thread with golden deeds this common life. 

The background is the soul, we artisans 

Must weave within with every act, designs 

Of fitting color, line and space, to beautify 

A colorless material ; yet pure 

As dazzling light of spotless snows, so fair 

The gift when we received it with our life. 

Oh, may we not wtih careless workmanship 

Its light resplendant cause to dim or dull. 

And find it stained with tears of bitterness ! 

How richly thine untiring sons have wrought ; 

Immortal shine their lives in lovely deeds. 

Like great Arabian tapestries unrolls 

In Oriental splendor all the web. 

For use and beauty subtly joined, and graced 

And glorified with an unconscious art, 

A ceaseless prayer of thankfulness. 

Anon the work is splashed with gaudy hues 

Which jar like discords in a symphony; 

Yet marring slight it's magic symmetry, 

But clearer show its innate loveliness. 

Consistency its fine-spun texture gives. 

Each kindness glows with gem-like radiance, 

And tender thoughts weave flowing traceries. 

While love enhances it a thousand fold. 

And sorrow hallon'S, shades and softens it. 

So shines the perfect work. We marvel mute 

And awestruck at its superhuman grace ; 

And feel how near the heaven really is. 

We scan our patterns' slender-threaded stuff 

And see too well how poorly we have wrought. 

Reproach is uttered in each erring line. 

In vain we hide our faces, stop our ears, 

The pattern flashes on the inward eye. 

We feel how great our imperfection is. 

Yet we may find a solace in the thought, 

That in the meanest work some beauty charms. 

And through the false the threads of truth will gleam ! 

O, Alma Mater J proud and pure, with hands 

So skilled in giving, thou hast taught 

That there is more in life than knowledge, more 

In good than art, and so thou hast bequeathed 

A love that links and binds us heart to heart. 

In varied hues each man adorns his work. 

In deeds of lowly, even mean repute, 

A part with humble shades of quiet gray. 

Or sombre black, tone down and soften it. 

But modest flowers need no chastening light. 

They live, a lesson to the brighter ones 

That flash in brilliant blossoms of a day 

And withered, fade e'er half their life is passed. 

Again the web with tragic purple glows. 

As flames the furtive East at dawn, or fades 

The violet splendor into sable night. 

Or as a wounded white dove's spotless breast 

Is dyed with gushing life blood, deep, wine red. 

So grows the varied cloth with which we must 

Adorn our spirit-home, our castle-hearts. 

We would not have unfinished cells, mere voids 

All wrought of pearl without, within 

But vacancy of empty sound and dark ; 

Mere lifeless, storm-tossed sea shells on the strand, 

Mere faultless domes concealing God's great light. 

All Truth and Beauty aid us in our task; 

The wealth of Autumn's regal stores, its tints 

Of crimson, gold and green, its atmosphere 

Of hazes, soft and light as any veil 

Of mist-like gossamer or finest lace. 

Our lovely Campus in the soft night hours. 

Lit by the silvery moon and myriad stars,^ 

Or wrapped in mantle, pure, serene and white 

Till fairyland of beauty gleams ^ 

Amid the weird, fantastic shadows cast 

By leafless maples on the snow. Again 

The warm, sweet kiss of Spring finds quick response, 

The deep grass drains the nightly fall of dew, 

Aloft the feathery elms, their graceful heads 

Are lifting in the gentle wind to form 

A shelter for the nesting birds. We hear 

Afar the deep-toned roar of rushing falls 

That slip and glide and quiver as they leap 

Like hounded dragons in a ceaseless fight. 

We feel their unquenched fire stir our hearts. 

So Nature quickens fancy constantly. 

And helps us weave the truer, richer cloth. 

So every place a work-room is, and here 

To use, the finest fabric has been ours. 

O sacred Chapel, thou, the empty loom 

Hast shown the saintliest stuffs, until 

The Angels feel the breathless spell, and near 

The spinner draw, to aid the living loom 

To catch the fleeting visions in its mesh. 

And find celestial glimpses in the web. 

How oft thy bell has stirred the echoes wild. 

And fitful flames have flared thy triumph high! 

Immortal burns thy spirit in our souls. 

Here first we learned thy time-enchanted love. 

Enriched by rivalry and manly strife ; 

And knew the worth of pleasure and of pain. 

The gift of life, the tender boon of death. 

How oft amid encircling boughs we've viewed 

Thy graceful spires cleave the blue, or rise 

Like sombre, spectral ghosts in shrouldlike mist. 

Or penitential monks in garb of gray. 

Adown thine aisle the softened sunbeams fall, 

[Continued on page 45] 






KENNETH R. TEFFT, 1909 Editor-in-Chief 

WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Managing Editor 


H. H. BURTON. 1909 
P. J. NEWMAN. 1909 
J. J. STAHL. 1909 
H. G. INGERSOLL. 1910 

P. B. MORSS. 1910 
W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
L. McFARLAND. 1911 

J. C. WHITE. 1911 

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Vol. XXXVIII. JUNE 5, 1908 No. 8 

Although it is a whole- 
A Welcome Task for some thing to consider 
Frenzied Journalism what we lack at Bowdoin, 

it is likewise a salutary 
task to turn and pay fitting tribute to our many 
accessories and no mean possessions. Space 
will not permit us to eulogize all our benefits, 
such as fine buildings, alert professors, inani- 
mate students, painfully elaborate systems of 
eligibility, eradication of special students, and 
sporadic college spirit. However, the present 
issue of the Orient and the aggregation of 
preceding issues of the Orient do not contain 
enough room for all we would say by way of 
congratulation to the members of the track 
team. We might swell the clamor of praise 

that has already deservedly enveloped them 
from all quarters by hysterical sentences and 
conventional hot air, but we feel that such 
elaborate rhetoric would only slur our sincer- 
ity. It is our purpose, therefore, merely to 
congratulate them on their magnificent work 
and to thank them both for the credit which 
they have reflected upon Bowdoin and for 
their tireless attention to the monotonous rou- 
tine of training. 

Though we mention Burt Morrill last, we 
hold him by no means the least of heroes. In 
fact, we find him guilty of cheerful, brainy 
work, coupled with wilful deliberation and 
malice of forethought. The result of this 
regrettable combination of coaching ability 
has been the death of the hopes of every oppo- 
nent, save one, which Bowdoin has this year 
encountered on the track. We wish we might 
constitute ourselves a Supreme Court and 
condemn Morrill to another year of track ser- 
vitude at Bowdoin, but since our powers to 
incarcerate are extremely limited, we hope, if 
he does not stay, that the college which 
engages the services of this able man will not 
be a rival of Bowdoin. 

The honor gained in foot- 
Lest We Forget ball, in baseball or in track 

is spectacular in nature 
and for this reason there need never be any 
fear that its recipients will fail to receive due 
attention for their efforts. It is not of this 
physical honor, then, but of another honor 
that we would speak. An honor which entails 
much arduous labor, many strenuous kicks and 
oftentimes casual acknowledgements instead 
of hearty praise. The distinction to which wc 
refer is that which circles around the heads of 
the members of the Bugle Board. 

We do not care to eulogize the present 
board, for eulogy often borders on insincerity, 
but we do purpose to extend to them our 
hearty congratulations on the successful com- 
pletion of their labors. Theirs has been a task 
which from its nature could not have the valu- 
able stimulus of bands, cheers and the excite- 
ment of competition. It was a duty and an 
honorous duty to the class and college. They 
have acquitted themselves well through wlrat 
must have been a year of dreary monotony, 
monotony which was not even occasionally 
spiced by praise. There is little more we dare 












H. HlNKLE-, 

Clir. Ivy CoiT 

Ivy Com. 







to say for sincerity and good taste both dictate 
that silent appreciation is wortli more tlian 
meaningless rhetoric. This much, however, 
we wish to remark in closing. We hope that 
the readers of the Bugle will remember, when 
they feel disposed to criticise, that, in spite of 
imperfections, much has been accomplished. . 

[Continued from page 63] 

The Poem 

And rich-hued light streams through thy gorgeous 

A kindly blessing on the pictured walls, 
Which glow in silent beauty as they shed 
High heaven's blessing on us, bowed in prayer. 
Sweet memories of those who hallowed this 
Fond place with upright lives arise like scents 
From fragrant meadows when the grass is mown. 
How sweet the pleading peal of organ notes ; 
The hymn is sung, the prayer is said, and forth 
We issue, too unheeding, 'neath the sky. 
Yet with us goes thy spirit hand in hand, 
And still with us, thy presence, pure and strong. 

Paul J. Newman. 

The Ode 

The Ode sung at the planting of the Ivy on 
the Chapel was written by Jasper J. Stahl. 
The music is a composition of M. P. Gushing. 

Three times since first thy paths we ranged 
The summer's green to gold hath changed, 
And changing wrought fidelity. 
With hearts in friendship grown, 
As ivy claspeth stone, 
We rise in firm fraternity. 

As morning fadeth from the sky 

And life in hopes is builded high 

We sever cords of unity. 

Then memories shall live, 

The Past her visions give 

Of lasting days inwrought by Thee. 


Following the prayer by C. L. Stevens, the 
Oration by William M. Harris and the Poem 
by P. J. Newman, the following presentations 
were made by the President, J. S. Simmons : 

Infant, H. P. Pike, Toy Dog; Fusser, H. M. 
Smith, Mirror ; Athlete, Thomas Ginn, Track 
Suit ; Innocent, Kenneth Dresser, Prayer 
Book; Grind, Fuller Studley, Degree of 
Kappa Beta Phi; Popular Man, Harrison 
Atwood, Wooden Spoon. 


Bowdoin won her third consecutive game in 
the championship series by a score of two runs 
to the University of Maine's one. The attend- 
ance was magnificent, there being seventy- 
eight students, all told, on the field. Eight 
good Bowdoin men, with a spirit worthy of a 
candidate for a part in Aristophanes "Birds," 
roosted in trees outside of the fence and at the 
end of the fifth inning they eagerly availed 
themselves of the free opportunity to come in 
at the gate with the rest of the small town 
urchins. This is the third poorly attended 
game this year. The maximum attendance for 
students at any one game has been eighty- 
seven. As a result of this loyal support by the 
student body-, a baseball deficit will be declared 
at the end of the year. This deficit, occurring 
as it does wholly through non-support, will 
mean the abolition of baseball for the coming- 
year. Such a state of affairs is a credit to the 
undergraduate body and it is more particularly 
notable since this same undergraduate body is 
wont to eulogize with finely chiseled hot air a 
thing called Bowdoin spirit. The Orient 
congratulates them on their loyalty to a win- 
ning team. Both pitchers were in excellent 
form and had good control, keeping the hits 
well scattered until in the ninth, when Bow- 
doin struck her batting pace, pounding Ryan 
for three hits. No scoring was done until the 
eighth. In her half of this inning Maine 
earned her only run. Cobb started things by 
taking a clean hit and stole second. Coombs 
sacrificed. Files to Stanwood, and Cobb went 
to third. Smith then put up a fly to right 
field. Purington misjudged it and Cobb 
scored. Stanwood filed out to McDade, retir- 
ing the side. In her half of the inning Bow- 
doin was unable to score. 

Maine failed to tally in her half of the ninth 
and Bowdoin came in for her last try with the 
score I to o in favor of Maine. McDade put 
a liner too hot to handle to Cobb. Harris hit 
safely and McDade moved up to second. Stan- 
wood then put a clean single into right field, 
scoring McDade and advancing Harris to 
third. Files failed to connect and it was one 
down and the score tied. Manter, the next 
man up, sent a fly to center and Harris scored 
the winning run. 

The features of the game were the hitting of 
Cobb and a difficult catch by Chase in center 
field. In the eighth Lawless took Puring- 



ton's place in right field. This was the only 
change in either line-up during the game. The 
score : 



Wandtke. 3b 4 o i I I 

McDade. If 3 i I 3 o o 

Harris, ss 4 I i i i I 

H. Stanwood, ib 4 2 11 10 

Files, p 4 o I 6 

Manter, 2b 3 o i i 4 i 

Caldwell, cf 3 o o o o 

Bower, c 2 o o o 3 o 

Piirington, rf 200010 

Lawless, rf i o o o 

Totals 30 2 6 27 17 2 


ab r eh po a e 

J. Stanwood, 2b 4 o 3 o o 

Chase, cf 4 i 5 o 

Mayo, lb 4 o 10 o 

Fulton, rf 3 o o i o i 

McHale, If 4 o o i o 

Cobb, 3b 3 I 3 4 

Coombs, ss I o i 3 o 

Smith, c 3 o i 5 2 o 

Ryan, p 3 o o 2 o 

Totals 29 I 5*^6 II I 

*Winning run made with two out. 

Bowdoin o o o 2—2 

Maine o o o o o i o — i 

Earned runs — Bowdoin i, Maine I. Hits — Off 
Files 5, off Ryan 6. Sacrifice hit— Manter, Coombs, 
Stolen bases— Wantdke, Fulton, Cobb. Double plays 
— Files to Stanwood ; Files to Bower to Manter. 
First base on balls— Off Files i, off Ryan i. Hit by 
pitcher— McDade, Fulton. Struck out— By Files 8, 
by Ryan 5. Passed ball— Smith. Time— 1.44- Um- 
pire, Hassett. 


Lewiston, Me., May 30. — Bowdoin won her 
fourth consecutive victory in the Maine inter- 
collegiate series Saturday, but it took 11 innings 
to beat Bates. The contest was a pitchers' 
battle for 10 innings, but the strain was too 
much for Harriman and he went into the air 
in the nth, giving three bases on balls and 
throwing wild to first. The score : 


Wandtke, 3b 2 3 4 3 

McDade, If i i o 

Harris, ss i 2 3 2 

Stanwood, lb o 19 i 2 

Files, p o 5 

Manter, 2b o 3 i 

Caldwell, cf 3 o 

Bovver, c 4 i 

Puringtoii, rf o i o 

Totals 4 33 I7 8 


BH PO A e 

Bridges, cf i 2 I I 

Macomber, ib o 16 

Stone, c o 10 2 o 

Wilder, 2b i 4 2 

Jordan, 3b o i 3 o 

Boothby, rf o o o 

Keaney, rf i 2 5 

Cobb, If o I 

Harriman, p i o 4 I 

Totals 3 33 19 4 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 

Bowdoin 2 o o o o o 3 — 5 

Bates 001 loooooo o — 2 

Runs made — By Wandtke. McDade 2, Stanwood, 
Files, Boothby, Harriman. Two-base hit — McDade. 
Stolen bases — Wandtke. Bridges 2, Keaney. Bases 
on balls — Off Harriman 6. Struck out — By Files 4, 
by Harriman 8. Sacrifice hits — Harris, Macomber, 
Jordan. Double p'ay — Wandtke, Stanwood and 
Bower. Passed ball — Bower. Umpire — Carrigan. 
Time — 2h. 35m. 


The track team sat for pictures at Webber's 
Wednesday and re-elected Harrison Atwood, '09, 
captain. Atwood led the team to victory this year, 
although he himself was unable to do his usual amount 
of work in the Maine JMeet and did not start in the 
New England Meet on account of a strained tendon, 
received a few days before the first Meet. Capt. 
Atwood has always been one of the best point win- 
ners on the team, having won in his Sophomore year 
the loo-yard dash and broad jump in the Meet at 


Fifth Anniversary to be Observed by the " Young 
Grads " 

It looks now as if there was to be something 
doing around here Commencement when 1903 
breaks loose, in fact it seems safe to assert that 
the 1903 song wagon will parade up and down 
the streets of Brunswick to the tune of Phi 
Chi as they used to sing it when 1903 were 
boys. The class is going to celebrate its fifth 
anniversary by winning the reunion trophy; at 
least that is what they say. 

Festivities will begin on Tuesday of Com- 
mencement week with the class tea in the 
Alumni Room at Hubbard Hall in honor of 
the class wives and babies, and the class baby 
will be presented with a loving cup. The 
recipient of this trophy will be the son of Andy 
Havey, and is by the way, the only class boy, 
there being ten girls. On Wednesday the 



class baseball team will play a game with a 
picked team of alumni, to work up an appetite 
for the reunion dinner, which follows. During 
the week of Commencement the class head- 
quarters will be at the home of Mrs. Robinson, 
iCleaveland Street, and Bowdoin men are 
asked to call early and often. The committee 
in charge of the celebration is Leon V. 
Walker, Thomas C. White, E. F. Abbott, Sam- 
uel B. Gray and Donald E. McCormick. 


On the night before Ivy Day, the Dramatic 
Club presented the snappy college play, 
"Half-Back Sandy" — which won for the club 
many complimentary newspaper notices after 
the performances given this winter in Brooks, 
Belfast. Camden, and Portland. This year's 
club is the first Bowdoin Dramatic Club that has 
even given more than one or two performances 
and it is claimed by many to be the best club 
that Bowdoin has sent on the stage. It has been 
coached by Miss Emily Curtis, of Brunswick, 
formerlv principal of a large San Francisco 
Elocution School, and though Keith Pearson, 
'ii, was not allowed on account of his studies 
to take the part of the leading lady, George 
Kaulbach also a Freshman, filled his place 

The cast of the club is as follows : 

"Sandy" Smith H. M. Smith, 

Josiah Krop, his uncle Marsh, 

Philip Crop, his cousin, of Queenstown College, 

Bill Short, Philip's friend, of Queenstown College, 

Kenneth Sumner, of Kingston College. .Donnell, 
Percy Gordon, captain of Kingston football team 


Dick Hart, a Kingston Sophomore Atwood, 

"Babe" Van Twiller, a Kingston Freshman, 


Joe Fleetwood, a Kingston sport Chandler, 

Fred Jones, Kingston student Brewster, 

Karl Woodstone, Kingston student. .Sturtevant, 

Arthur Medrow, Kingston student Cox, 

Frank Thurston, Kingston student Rich, 

James Russell, Kingston student Readey, 

J. Booth MacRead}', a retired actor Stone, 

Professor Dryden, authority on ancient history, 

Mabel Sumner, sister of Kenneth. .. .Kaulbach, 
Sue Burton, 


Westbrook Seminary won both doubles and 
singles of the Interscholastic Tennis Tourna- 

ment here Tuesday. Nutting and Nagai of 
Westbrook were the winning team in the 
doubles, defeating in the final sets Sawyer and 
Cummings of Thornton Academy. In the sin- 
gles Nutting represented Westbrook and in 
the finals defeated Davis of Yarmouth Acad- 



Ham and Hyde of Bowdoin, Defeated by Williams' 


The New England Intercollegiate Tennis 
Tournament came to a close May 28, on the 
courts of the Longwood Cricket Club. Smith 
won the singles for Dartmouth by defeating his 
college mate, L. B. Sterne. White and Holton 
of Wesleyan were matched for the final set of 
doubles against Oakley and Thompson of Wil- 
liams. The championship in the doubles went 
to Wesleyan. 

Flam and Hyde represented Bowdoin and 
put up a hard fight against Williams and went 
down only after a hard set, the scores being 
6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Among other colleges repre- 
sented were Vermont, Trinity, Technology, 
Amherst and Brown. 


The Bugle Board for next year has been 
chosen as follows : Editor-in-Chief, Robert 
Flale ; Business Manager, Lawrence Ludwig ; 
Associate Editors, H. E. Warren, G. C. Wes- 
ton, H. W. Slocum, C. A. Gary, W. E. At- 
wood, R. B. Grace; Art Editor, W. B. 


The prize of ten dollars from the Winthrop 
Fund for the encouragement of the study of 
classics, which was given this year for the 
best metrical translation of an Ode of Horace, 
has been awarded to Chester E. Kellogg, '11. 
The second best translation was done by Rich- 
ard W. Sullivan, '11, and the third, another 
translation by Kellogg. Prof. Houghton 
acted as judge. The translation to which was 
awarded the prize is the famous "Carpe Diem'' 
Ode, Book I., Ode XL It is as follows : 


O ask not thou — 'tis wrong to know — what end 
To me. to thee, Leuconoe, the gods 
Have fated, try not Babyloanian myths. 
How better 'tis, whatever comes to endure ! 
If riper years the Lord of Day shall give. 
Or if this is the last, which now wears out 

The Tyrrhene foaming 'gainst the opposing cliff. 
Be wise, the sweet wine quaff, and in the stealth 
Of time, cut off dear hope. E'en while we chat 
The hated Sickle-bearer flees. Seize thou 
To-day, to the morrow trust as little as thou mayst. 

Kellogg, 'ii. 


Tuesday afternoon the Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon tennis court back of South Appleton Hall 
was the scene of a battle royal, when the two 
tennis teams which represented Bowdoin at 
the Maine Intercollegiate Tournament at 
Orono, played it off for the championship. 
The contestants were Ham and Hyde against 
Hughes and Martin, and the first set went to 
the latter pair by the score of 6-3. The second 
set was won by Ham and Hyde, and the last 
two were taken by Hughes and Martin, 9-7 
and 6-2. 


Won. Lost Per cent. 

Bowdoin 4 o l-OOO 

Bates 2 2 .500 

Maine 3 3 -Soo 

Colby o 4 .000 

CoUcQC Botes 

The last reports in French IV. are due June 8th. 

Hanson, '11, has been confined to his room for sev- 
eral days with grippe. 

H. B' T. Chandler was on the campus this week. 

"Brad" Andrews, '06, is a guest here during Ivy 

The graduating class of Bar Harbor High School 
are substituting a tour of the State of Maine for the 
customary graduating exercises this year. The class 
visits Bowdoin College the last of this week or first 
of next. 

It is reported about the campus that about fifty 
members of the Freshman Class have become jolly 

The Orient wishes to correct an erroneous state- 
ment made in last week's issue, concerning Professor 
Lee's successor. It was stated that Marton Copeland. 
Harvard, '04, would immediately take up the work of 
Prof. Lee. Mr. Copeland will not arrive till the begin- 
ning of the college year 1908-1909. Upon his arrival 
he will assume the duties of instructor in the depart- 
ments of geology and biology. He will not take up 
the work of the various other departments which 
heretofore have been conducted by Professor Lee. 

On the trip up to Augusta and vicinity last week 
the second baseball team brought home the scalps 
of Gardiner and Cony High Schools. The score of the 
Gardiner game was 11 to 4 and of the game at the 
state capital, 4 to 3. 

Two house parties were in progress, Wednesday 
afternoon and evening; Zeta Psi and Psi Upsilon. 


Prof. Foster delivered a lecture at Clinton, Maine, 
last Friday, before the Eastern Maine Library Asso- 

Prof. Sills, as a member of the Bowdoin College 
E.xamining Board, visited Thornton Academy last 
week. While there he delivered a brief address to 
tlie students. 

Prof. Chapman is attending a meeting of the board 
of directors of the Bangor Theological Seminary. 


At the last meeting of the faculty it was voted to 
adopt a new system of registration ; one such as is in 
use at Williams, Amherst, Brown and a large number 
of New England colleges. Commencing next fall all 
students who fail to register on the day appointed 
will be charged $2.00. 

When a student enters he will apply to the regis- 
trar for a registration blank, which will be signed by 
the registrar. In case the student is a Freshman, his 
blank must be signed by the treasurer. 

Once having the blank, the student will fill in such 
courses as he chooses to elect. These must be certi- 
fied by the signature of the instructor in the courses 
elected. The blank when properly filled out is then 
returned to the registrar on or before Tuesday of the 
week following the student's application. In case a 
student neglects to hand in his blank before this time 
limit expires he will be charged $1.00 per day for 
every day's delay. 

In case of serious illness or unavoidable detention 
caused by summer work, a student will be exempt 
from payment of the $2.00 which will in all other 
cases be rigidly imposed. 

Hlumni department 

'49. — Hon. George O. Robinson died May 17. 1908, 
at East Oxford, Maine, on the homestead where he 
was born eighty-seven years before. He was the son 
of George and Hannah (March) Robinson; received 
his early education in his native town and was pre- 
pared for college at Hebron, Yarmouth and Lew^is- 
ton Falls Academies. After graduation he studied 
law with William Pitt Fessenden (Bowdoin, 1823) 
and was admitted to the Cumberland Bar in 1854. 
He settled in the practice of his profession at 
Bloomington, 111., where he met with marked success. 
Here he made the acquaintance and became the friend 
of Abraham Lincoln. On retiring from professional 
work he took up his residence at Cambridge, Mass. 
His last years were spent on the old Maine homestead 
where he had built a commodious residence to replace 
the farmliouse burned in 1899. 

Mr. Robinson was much interested in his Alma 
Muter, and a generous contributor to its endowment. 
He leaves one child, Mrs. George L. Wilder. 




NO. 9 


Bates Goes Down in Ivy Day Game 10 to 3 — Fourth 
Championship of Year for Bowdoin 

Bowdoin has again won the championship in 
baseball. It was her fifth consecutive victory 
of the series when Bates went down to defeat 
on Whittier field, Friday morning by the score 
of 10 to 3. The game was Bowdoin's all the 
way, as the players in white hit Harriman, the 
Bates pitcher, freely, running up a total of 12 
hits, three of which were two-baggers, and one 
a three-bagger by Capt. Stanwood. The Hub- 
bard grandstand was packed with the typical 
Ivy Day crowd, the caps and gowns of the 
Juniors being in prominence. 

For Bowdoin Files pitched his usual steady 
and heady game, holding the heavy-hitting 
Bates team down to three scattered singles. 
On the other hand the Bowdoin batsmen found 
Harriman easy, and aided by costly errors, 
pushed 10 runs over the plate. The features 
of the game were catches by McDade of Bow- 
doin and Bridge of Bates, the former catching 
a particularly difficult liner just above his shoes 
while at full speed, while the latter robbed Files 
of a three-base hit by a one-hand catch in deep 
center. Harris and Stanwood played fast ball 
for Bowdoin, while Bridges and Wilder 
excelled for Bates. 

Scoring began in the second, after Bates had 
retired. With two down Caldwell lifted a high 
fly which Wilder lost in the sun. Wilder's 
error on Bower's fast grounded and a base on 
balls filled the bags. Wandtke was hit, send- 
ing Caldwell in for the first run, and McDade's 
single over third scored two more. Harris 
flied to Keaney, ending the inning. In the third 
Bowdoin added another, a base on balls to Files, 
and two singles by Manter and Caldwell doing 
the trick. 

Bates scored her first run in the fifth, Booth- 
by being hit in the arm by a fast inshoot. He 
was caught ofl: first, however, by a snappy 
throw by Files, and would have been an easy 
out on second if Manter had not dropped Stan- 
wood's throw. A wild pitch and a passed ball 
put him over the plate. In her half of this 
inning Bowdoin came back with two scores. 

Files led off with a two-bagger to right. 
Manter was passed, and two sacrifices and 
Lawlis' sharp single scored Files and Manter. 

In the sixth both teams scored again, a base 
on balls to Bridges, his clean steal to second, 
JMacomber's out. Files to Stanwood, and 
Stone's sacrifice fly to McDade, scoring 
Bridges, giving Bates a run. In Bowdoin's 
half the first three men up, Wandtke, McDade, 
and Harris got singles. A passed ball, and 
Manter's long two-bagger netted three scores. 

In the eighth Bowdoin ran her scores up to 
10, Stanwood's three-bagger and Files' sacri- 
fice fly making the tallies. In the ninth. Wilder 
led off with a clean single to left, stole second, 
went to third on Jordan's grounder to Stan- 
wood, and scored on Cummings out Files to 
Stanwood. Keaney closed the game with a 
grounder which Harris fielded to Stanwood. 

This game gives Bowdoin the same undis- 
puted claim to the baseball championship, 
which it had last year. There is a postponed 
game to play with Colby next week, but the 
result cannot change the relative standing of 
the four teams. This closes a great year in 
athletics for Bowdoin, as it has again won the 
championships in football, track and baseball. 
The score of the Ivy Day game : 

ab r bh po a e 

Wandtke, 3b 2 i i i 

McDade, If 4 _i 2 2 o o 

Harris, ss 5 i 2 2 5 o 

Stanwood, ib 5 2 i 16 i o 

Files, p 3 2 I o 5 I 

Manter, 2b 4 i 2 2 2 2 

Caldwell, c.f 3 12000 

Bower, c 3 i o 4 i i 

Lawlis, rf 2 i i o o 

Totals gi ID 12 27 IS 4 


ab e bh po a e 

Bridges, cf 2 o i 2 i o 

Macomber, ib 4 o o 7 o 

Stone, c 2 o 5 i 

Wilder, 2b 4 i- i i 6 I 

Jordan, 3b 4 o 2 2 2 o 

Boothb}', rf 2 i o i i o 

Cummings, rf i o i o 

Keaney, ss 4 o o 3 3 i 

Cobb, l.f 2 o o 2 o I 

Harriman, p 3 o o 4 

Totals 28 3 3 24 18 3 



Innings i 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin o 3 i o 2 3 i x — 10 

Bates o o o o i i o 1 — 3 

Two-base hits — Harris, Manter, Files. Three- 
base hit — Stanwood. Stolen bases — Stone, Bridges 
(2), Wilder. Caldwell, Bower, Lawlis. Sacrilice 
hits — Stone, McDade, Files, Caldwell, Bower. First 
on balls— Off Files, 4; off Harriman, 6. Hit by 
pitcher — Boothby, Wandtke. Struck out — By Files, 
5, by Harriman 3. Wild pitches — Files. Passed 
balls— Stone, Bower. Time— 1.55. Umpire— John 


"B" Awarded — Reports Heard — Baseball Matters 
Brought to a Head 

The final and important meeting of the Ath- 
letic Council occurred on Monday evening in 
Dr. Whittier's office. The reports of the ten- 
nis, track and baseball managers were heard 
and accepted. The track "B" was granted to 
the following men, Edwards, Sanborn, Bal- 
lard, SlocunT, Colbath, Burton, Deming, Brig- 
ham, Rowell, Newman, Warren, Morrill, Man- 
ter and Brewster, On recommendation the 
following men were granted baseball "Bs:" 
Stanwood, Files, Bower, Wandtke, Lawliss, 
Harris, Manter, Caldwell, McDade and Tefft. 
For tennis the following "Bs" were granted: 
Ham, Hyde, Hughes, Martin and Timberlake. 
It was voted that the council ratify the elec- 
tion of H. Atwood as captain of the track team. 
A motion was made to withhold the baseball 
sweaters until the students should pay the back 
subscriptions owed to the association. This 
motion was considered unfair because it made 
the team suffer for the poor spirit and non- 
support of the student body. It was moved 
and carried that no baseball be allowed next 
year till the subscriptions be paid up and the 
bills of the association all paid. The council 
felt that the students did not wish baseball as 
was evidenced by their non-support of the sport 
and in such case it is folly to try to force it 
down their tender throats. For assistant man- 
agers of baseball Weatherill and Richards 
were nominated and Dennis and Emerson 
were nominated for assistants in track. The 
nominations were also made for assistant man- 
ager of tennis. 


The Kappa Chapter of the Psi Upsilon Fra- 
ternity held its annual house party, Wednesday 
afternocm, June 3. The house was artistically 
decorated with palms, cut flowers and potted 

In the afternoon, Mrs. Hurley of Oldtown, 
^Irs. Geo. T. Files, Mrs. Edward P. Pennell 
and Miss Frances McKeen of Brunswick, 
received from four to six in the south end of 
the living room in a bower of palms. Punch 
was dipped by Miss Belle Smith. During the 
afternoon Kendrie's C)rchestra furnished 

The evening dancing began at nine and con- 
tinued till a late hour. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Geo. T. Files, 
Mrs. E. P. Pennell and Mrs. Hurley. The 
arrangements were in charge of a committee, 
consisting of Neal Cox, "08, Philip H. Brown, 
'09, Clinton U. Peters, '10, and Ben W. Part- 
ridge, '11. 

The other fraternities were represented by 
the following delegates : Arthur L. Robinson, 
"oS, of Alpha Delta Phi ; Carl M. Robinson, '08, 
of Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Tames M. Sturtevant, 
'09, of Theta Delta Chi ; liarold M. Smith, '09, 
of Delta Upsilon ; John A. Stetson, '09, of 
Kappa Sigma, and William W. Fairclough of 
Beta Theta Pi. 

Among the ladies present were : 

jNIiss Eugene Mcintosh, Miss Gwendolin 
Jenkyn, Miss Hazel Conway, Miss Agnes 
Green, Portland; Miss Sue Winchell, Miss 
Gertrude Christopher, Miss Beatrice Henley, 
Brunswick; Miss Annie Ross, Kennebunk; 
Miss Kelley, Oldtown ; Miss Louise Sewall, 
Livermore Falls ; Miss Lamb, Miss Irene Ster- 
ling and Miss Athene Sterling, Boston. 


The annual spring elections of managers 
and assistant luanagers of the several athletic 
teams was held Tuesday evening in Memorial 
Hall. S. S. Webster, '10, was elected Base- 
ball Manager, and F. P. Richards, '11, Assist- 
ant. The Track JNIanagership went to W. E. 
Robinson, "lo, Mc.V. Emerson, '11, assistant; 
Tennis A'lanager, R. D. Morss, '10, A. T. 
Somes, '11, Assistant. The meeting next 
elected officers for next year's Athletic Coun- 
cil with the following results: President, H. 
.Vtwood, '09; Vice-President, J. Manter, '09; 
Secretary, FI. J. Colbath, '10; Member of 



Council from 1910, W. P. Newman ; from 
191 1, W. C. Caldwell. A. H. Fisk, '09, was 
elected cheer leader, J. F. Hamburger, '10, 


The annual "Bummel" of the Deutscher 
Verein was held at the Gurnet House last 
Monday. Teams left the chapel at 2 and 4.30 
o'clock. A banquet was held at six at which 
thirteen "Kandidaten" were entertained. The 
initiates were C. A. Cary, H. J. Colbath, H. F. 
Hansen, H. 0. Hawes, J. R. Hurley, C. W. 
Peters, H. W. Slocum, L. H. Smith, A. W. 
Stone, A. W. Wandtke and R. L. Wing". 

After the banquet a short business meeting 
was held in which Jasper J. Stahl was elected 
"Vorsitzender" for the coming year. Among 
the honorary members who were present and 
spoke were Lorenzo W. Baldwin, Gerald 
Wilder, Prof. Emil Hermes, Prof. F. W. 
Browne and Prof. G. T. Files. 


The Lambda Chapter of Zeta Psi held its 
annual reception at the Chapter House, 
Wednesday, June 3. The reception was very 
successful, much credit being due to the com- 
mittee which was in charge of the affair. The 
committee consisted of Karl Bray, Kilborn, 
'oS, George Herbert Foss, '08, Gardner Ken- 
dall Fleath, '09, Alfred Perry Richards, '10, 
and Fred Charles Black, '11. 

The guests were received by Mrs. Franklin 
C. Robinson, Mrs. Henry Johnson of Bruns- 
wick, Mrs. M. C. Donnell of Lloulton, and 
Mrs. W. T. Kilborn of Portland. Ices and 
punch were served during the afternoon by 
Mrs. Augustus Champlin of Portland and Mrs. 
Allen Johnson of Brunswick. Wilson's Or- 
chestra, of Portland, rendered a concert pro- 
gram during the afternoon and also furnished 
the music for the dance in the evening. After 
the reception the ladies who were guests at the 
dance were entertained at New Meadows Inn. 

The delegates from the other fraternities 
were : Harry Farrar Hinkley from Alpha Delta 
Phi ; George Palmer Hyde from Delta Kappa 
Epsilon; Edgar Floy Sewall from Delta Upsi- 
lon ; Leon Stanley Lippincott from Theta Delta 
Chi; Harold Bearce Ballard from Kappa 
Sigma; Nathan Simmons Weston from Beta 
Theta Pi; and Daniel John Ready from the 
nonfraternity men. 

Among the ladies who were guests at the 
reception were : Miss Sallie Davis, Miss Mary 
Champlin and Miss Florence Dyer of Port- 
land ; Miss Helen Merriman, Miss Belle Smith 
and Miss Dorothy Johnson of Brunswick ; Miss 
Gertrude Stevens and Miss Grace Stevens of 
Fort Fairfield ; Miss Alice Webb, Miss Marion 
Cobb, Miss Martha Simmons, Miss Hazel 
Perry of Rockland ; Miss Helen Evans of Ban- 
gor; Miss Myrtle Millet of Brockton, Mass; 
Miss Ruth Roberts of Fairfield; Miss Caddie 
Johnson of Hallowell ; Miss Mary Low of 
Sheepscot ; Miss Evelyn Hector of Fargo, 
Dakota; Miss Margaret Sewall of Bath; Miss 
Lida Baker of Boston; Miss Margaret Delano 
of Brookline, Mass. ; Miss Charlotte Hubbard 
of Iowa ; Miss Agnes Adams of Lubec ; Miss 
Virginia Donnell of Houlton, and Miss Marion 
Sparrow of Cambridge, Mass. 


The College Library with the co-operation 
of the several instructors, has compiled a list of 
books specially adapted for vacation reading 
and at the same time more or less closely con- 
nected with the courses of instruction offered 
for the college year 1908-9. These volumes 
are now placed in the revolving case on the 
west side of the entrance hall and can be drawn 
at any time for a period of three months. The 
printed list of titles forms an appendix to the 
librarian's report. 


At a meeting of the Musical Association, 
Tuesday afternoon, officers for next year were 
elected as follows : Business Manager, R. O. 
Brewster, '09 ; Assistant Business Manager, 
PI. E. Weeks, '10; Leader of Mandolin Club, 
H. F. Kane, '09; Leader of Glee Club, P. H. 
Brown, '09. 


The following men have been elected to the 
Ibis from the Junior Class : Harrison Atwood, 
Gardner K. Heath, Jasper J. Stahl, Kenneth 
R. Tefft, Harold H. Burton, and Ralph O. 
Brewster. The organization was effected 
Monday night with Gardner K. Heath Presi- 
dent, and Harrison Atwood, Secretary and 






WM. E. ATWOOD, igio 

Managing Editor 


H. H. BURTON. 1909 
P. J. NEWMAN. 1909 
J. J. STAHL, 1909 
H. G. INGERSOLL, 1910 

P. B. MORSS. 1910 
W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
L. McFARLAND. 1911 

J. C. WHITE. 1911 

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JUNE 12, I! 

No. 9 

The Orient regrets to note 
Not Complimentary the action which the ath- 
Nor Yet Sarcastic letic council has been 

forced to take in aboHshing 
baseball. Yet upon reflection we feel that the 
council has acted upon an imijerative necessity 
and this being the case we commend its action 
as an action which warm the thin Bow- 
doin undergraduate blood if any action can 
perform that miracle. A few vital statistics 
will suffice to explain our point and justify 
their attitude. At the Tufts game there was an 
attendance of 88 students out of an approxi- 
mate possibility of 300; at the Colby game 
there was an attendance of 83 students out of 
the same possibility and at the Maine game 78 
students crowded onto the field out of the same 
possibility. We leave the Ivy game out of con- 

sideration because the fellows had girls as 
guests and under those circumstances they 
were forced to put on an unusual front and 
attend the game. Besides this statement, one 
more interesting fact must be considered. The 
management has on its books one hundred and 
eighty-five dollars that the fellows have prom- 
ised to pay. They have gone further than 
promises, they have written their intentions 
down in black and white and signed their 
names. The situation is certainly interesting. 
We do not intend to be sarcastic or vitupera- 
tive. Our purpose is simply to state the case 
as it really is. We are conservative when we 
say that if the money owed by the students is 
paid in the management will be able to show a 
clear balance sheet. Will the fellows pay up? 
We are optimistic and we possess plenty of 
faith in the average human being but in 
answering such a question as this we prefer to 
say that we are "not prepared" because the 
wavs of the eccentric are inscrutable. 

This year has been an im- 
Anolher Year portant year from the 

points of view of all men 
Governing Boards, members of the Faculty, 
alumni, and undergraduates. Death, how- 
ever, we grieve to state, has at three separate 
times cast his shadow upon us, and has 
taken from us a beloved professor, and four 
of our best known and best liked undergradu- 
ates. These losses have marked the college year 
with sorrow — but by this very sorrow has 
bound the college more closely together, and 
by bringing to mind the greatness of the laws 
of nature has helped to turn attention from 
petty matters to those of greater moment. 
Many things have been accomplished this 
year, and all have been done well. 

On April 26, 1907, the General Education 
Board offered Bowdoin $50,000 on condition 
that $200,000 more should be secured before 
March 31, 1908. $76,840 was at once sub- 
scribed by three alumni, Wx. Andrew Carne- 
gie gave $50,000, Mr. George S. Bowdoin 
$30,000, 482 alumni subscribed $129,981, and 
21 other friends contributed $147,800 in addi- 
tion to $66,000 not listed under the special 
endowment fund. The result was that by 
IMarch 31, 1908, Bowdoin had received as 
gifts a total of $550,531 — so that now at last 
])Owdoin is able to meet practically all the 
large bills that have been entailed by her many 
new buildings. In December, President Hyde 




had returned from Europe to take charge of 
the raising of these funds — but this was not 
all that he accomplished — for Bowdoin has 
now been admitted to the benefits of the Car- 
negie Foundation for the Advancement of 
Teaching — benefits which will entitle her to 
obtain for her professors, on their retirement 
from teaching, salaries making it possible for 
them to spend their years in quiet and cmfort. 

The Faculty membership has been slightly 
changed since last year. Professor F. W. 
Brown has replaced Professor Flam, and 
Professor A. M. Edwards is filling the place 
of Professor McCrea. Further than this, 
two new men have been added to the Instruct- 
ing Staff to fill new positions, R. B. Stone as 
Instructor in Mathematics and Physics, and 
H. B. Hastings as Instructor-in-charge of the 
new course — Surveying and Drawing. At a 
winter meeting of the Governing Boards, the 
new course was highly commended, and Mr. 
Hastings was elected Assistant Professor in 
charge of the course, for the next three years. 

While the alumni have been showing their 
loyalty to Bowdoin by their quick response 
to her call for financial aid — the undergrad- 
uates have been making a record which prom- 
ises that the graduates of the next four years 
will have the same old Bowdoin Spirit. The 
undergraduate year has been a busy one — and 
one unusually marked with success. Along 
the lines of religion the students have been 
afforded an exceptional opportunity for 
development by the many eminent College 
Preachers, who — through the kindness of 
Professor and Mrs. Files — have addressed the 
student body eight Sundays of the year. The 
Christian Association has taken especial 
advantage of this opportunity and by a series 
of questionaires led by the College Preachers, 
added to its already strong program — a feat- 
ure that proved as valuable to the listeners 
and questioners as almost any regular college 

The undergraduate life has again been filled 
— perhaps too full — with small clubs for 
various purposes. From last year there have 
been continued in each case, we are glad to 
say with marked success, the Musical Clubs, 
Dramatic Club, Ibis,Deutscher Verein, Friars, 
Thornton Club, Massachusetts Club, Aroos- 
took Club, Penobscot Club, Augusta Club, 
Oxford County Club, and York County Club. 
To this list have been added this year Roma- 
nia, the Good Government Club, Press Club, 
Washington .County Club, Democratic Club, 

and Republican Club — while there has been 
dropped from last year's roll the History Club, 
Government Club, Chemical Club, and Cercle 

There have been many enthusiastic mass- 
meetinp-s, and a most successful rally, but the 
unique event of the ^'ear in this line, was the 
Mock Election for President of the United 
States — when, after a week's hard campaign- 
ing, Taft carried the college with 129 votes 
against Johnson, Democrat, with 81. 

In Debating Bowdoin was represented by 
a team of three new men, who made a most 
creditable showing— for though losing the 
debate against Syracuse University, the 
debate was keen and close — the final decision 
for Syracuse being given 2 to i after more 
than an hour's deliberation. 

Bowdoin's most remarkable undergraduate 
achievements have, however, been in athletics. 
Bowdoin has won the State Championship in 
Football, Track, Baseball, and the Tennis 
doubles. More than this, in Football Bow- 
doin made the best score ever made against 
ITarvard by a Maine college, 5-0; in Track, 
Bowdoin in winning the Maine meet, broke 
four records, and a week later took second 
place at the New England Meet, winning over 
Wesleyan, Tech., Amherst, Williams, Brown, 
Universitv of Maine, Trinity, Tufts, and Ver- 
mont in the order named; and in Baseball, 
Bowdoin has won from Brown 5 to 4, from 
Princeton 5 to 2, and from Tufts 4 to 2. 

We are now looking forward to next year, 
and the prospects are good, to quote the new 
rVlumni Number of the Bowdoin Bulletin — ■ 
in last i\Iav, 124 men had expressed their 
intention to seek admission next fall as 
Freshmen, and 18 men had signified their 
desire 'to try for advanced standing. And 
another interesting fact about these men is the 
wide distribution of their homes, which means 
that Bowdoin's influence is spreading. Ninety 
candidates from 33 Maine High Schools and 
Academies, 19 candidates from 16 Massa- 
chusetts Schools, and 15 candidates from Ver- 
mont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New 
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of 
Columbia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The 
18 applicants for advanced standing represent 
eleven colleges and universities in seven states. 
Although of course some of this 124 will fail 
to pass the requirements or decide to go 
somewhere else, but doubtless there will also 
be some to enter Bowdoin who had not been 
heard from in May — and since the total num- 



ber of applicants is half as large as it was in 
May of last year, it is safe to predict that next 
year's class will take from 191 1 the honor of 
being the largest class that has entered Bow- 

The year has been successful, and we hope 
that with steady work, the next year will be 
just as good or even a better — for there's still 
room for much improvement. 

banquet a success. The committee in charge, Wood- 
ward, Atwood and Weston, have arranged some- 
thing which will be of interest to everybody, and 
have endeavored to keep the occasion free from 
objectional features. The toasts are as follows: 

Toast-master, Henry G. Ingersoll. 

Opening Address William E. Atwood 

Athletics William P. Newman 

Class Spirit E. Curtis Matthews 

The Faculty C. William Walker 

Closing Address Sereno S. Webster 


The Ivy Ball and reception held in the 
evening in Memorial Hall, was a great suc- 
cess. The hall was very efifectively and 
artistically decorated, the class colors, crim- 
son and green, being in prominence. 

At 8.30 the reception commenced. Music 
was rendered during the reception and for the 
order of twenty dances with three extras by 
Wilson's Orchestra of Portland. 

The patronesses were : 

Mrs. Hyde, Airs. Files, j\lrs. Robinson, 
Mrs. Whittier, Mrs. Woodruff, Mrs. Brown, 
Mrs. H. Johnson, Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Pen- 
nell, Mrs. Brewster, Mrs. Rich, Mrs. A. John- 
son, Mrs. Atwood, Mrs. Little and Mrs. 
Aloody and Mrs. Hutchins. 

The Orient regrets that lack of space will 
not permit the publication of the names of 
guests at the Plop. 


Boston, June 3, 1908. 
Dccv Professor Robinson: 

I received your letter of recent date calling my 
attention to the dilapidated condition of the College 

When I presented the flag it was with the intent 
that it should fly emblematic of civic virtue, respon- 
sibility and duty. 

I have ordered a new flag and I present it to the 
students in the name of Professor Lee. 

Let it fly at mast head over Bowdoin in honor of 
one whose services to his Country, the State, the 
Town, the College and Mankind evidence that the 
achievements of peace are no less laudable than 
those of war and more to be desired. 
Yours very respectfully, 

Edg.\r O. Achorn, "Si. 


The second annual banquet of the Class of 1910 
will be held in the State of Maine room of the Fal- 
mouth Hotel in Portland, Saturday evening. Every 
man in the class is urged to be present to make the 

Colleoe Botes 

New hats for the College Band arrived tliis week. 

There will be no issue of the Orient ne.xt week. 

We are glad to see Tom Shechan back with us 

The Sophomore Class has decided to hre the 

The Baseball Team sat for pictures at Webber's, 

The Massachusets Clul) met at the Inn last Sat- 
urday night. 

Most of the fraternities had their annual Seniors' 
Last Supper this week. 

McKusick, '11, has returned again to college after 
the death of his father. 

P. G. Bishop, '09, has secured a position as clerk 
at Casco Castle for the summer. 

E. H. Carvel, of University of Minnesota, '11, was 
a guest at the D. U. House over Sunday. 

Newman, '10, entertained the graduating class of 
Bar Harbor High School one day last week. 

Kcndrie, '10, has been re-appointed choir leader, 
and Gushing, '09, organist, for the ensuing year. 

Roberts, '95, Robinson, '03. and Burton, '07, and 
Kingsley were among those on the campus during 
Ivy week. 

Robinson, '03, addressed Economics 2, on the sub- 
ject of taxation. He is secretary of the Maine 
Board of Taxation. 

T. C. Cummins, '10, returned to college, Wednes- 
day, having been called home by the illness and 
death of his father. 

Professor Sills gave an opportunity to those stu- 
dents who have entrance conditions in Latin to take 
the examination Thursday and Friday. 


At the chapel services last Sunday afternoon, 
President Hyde delivered a brief address in which 
lie stated that after a period of enjoyment or pleas- 
ure there is sure to come a reaction in the other 
( is well that this is so for it is only after 
having undergone hardship and privation that a man 
can come to his true worth. 

The choir from the Central Congregational 
Clnnxh of Batli, assisted by Miss Brenda Emery, 
rendered "The Gallia," a motif by Gounod, on the 
destruction of Jerusalem. 




The banquet of the Freshman Class will be held 
at the Lafayette Hotel in Portland, Saturday even- 
ing, June 13th. 

The speakers are as follows : 

Toast-master, Lawrence McFarland. 
"To 191 1" Harrison Leonard Robinson 

"To Our Alumni" Gardner Sanford 

"Reflections on the Past Year" 

"1911 Girls" Keith Nelson Pearson 

"Theta Beta Kappa Prospects" 

Charles Lewis Oxnard 
"Crab Island" Edward Eugene Kern 

"Logic a la 'Mitch' " Philip Herman Hansen 

"Traditions" Abraham Jacob Somes 

Literary Exercises 
Opening Address Arthur Harrison Cole 

Class Ode George Alexander Torsney 

Closing Address Orison Perkins Haley 


Mrs. D. Webster King of Boston, has presented 
Bowdoin College with $5,000 to found the Annie E. 
Purinton scholarship, the income of which is to 
assist some worthy student through his college 
course, preference being given to students from 
Topsham or Brunswick. Annie E. Purinton, for 
whom the scholarship is named, was the daughter 
of the late Woodbury Purinton of Topsham and 
died last March in Washington. 


During the past week there has been con- 
siderable inquiry made by men thinking of 
going to the Northfield Y. M. C. A. Confer- 
ence, as to what type of college men, they 
would find there. In reply to this question, 
the committee wishes to state that the men at 
Northfield, are of just that type of college 
men, whom Bowdoin men like to know. Last 
year as an example of the athletes present, T. 
A. D. Jones of Yale was chairman of the com- 
mittee on athletics, and on the Yale delegation 
baseball team were three of their 'varsity men. 
There were strong delegations from practi- 
cally every college of Eastern America, and 
there were enough representatives of the 
various national fraternities so that most of 
the fraternities were able to hold a good-sized 
gathering of their own men. The character- 
istic, however, that was noticeable in every 
man was that of absolute sincerity, without the 
slightest tinge of what is so commonly found 
under the name of "four-flushing." 

As being an expression of the usual feeling 
carried away from Noilhfield, the committee 

submits the following short article by an 
Amherst man, Paul Welles, published merely 
as a comment on the Conference in the April 
number of The Iiitercollegiaii: 

"I went to Northfield last year expecting to 
find an over-zealous crowd of religious enthu- 
siasts, and to hear rather extreme doctrines 
preached. Instead of that I found all the 
speakers men of great caliber and breadth of 
thought, thoroughly up-to-date, and above all, 
sincere. The men, who were from all the 
large universities of the East, as well as from 
the small colleges, were in general not of the 
'good boy' variety, but thoroughly wide- 
awake, good fellows. 

"I shall always remember those remarkable 
gatherings at sunset on 'Round Top' in the 
beautiful out-of-doors, where I heard men 
from the other side of the globe tell how some 
of the finest blood of our country is being sac- 
rificed for the sake of bringing light to the 

"I was much surprised to note the world- 
wide and cosmopolitan nature of the gather- 
ing. Besides meeting men from all our East- 
ern and Canadian schools, including West 
Point and Annapolis, Japan and China were 
much in evidence, as well as Korea, Hindu- 
stan and others, all bent on the same object: 
to get and to give all they could. 

"As I look back upon this congress of stu- 
dents from all parts of the world, I hardly 
consider a college course quite complete with- 
out at least one season at Northfield." 

Hlunini E)epattment 

'49. — In connection with the Memorial Day exer- 
cises at Steep Falls a monument to General William 
Hobson was dedicated. Gen. Charles P. Mattocks of 
the Class of 1862 being the orator. 

'52. — General Joshua L. Chamberlain, Surveyor of 
the port of Portland and former President of Bow- 
doin, has accepted the invitation of the Class " '58" 
to be its guest at its jubilee reunion at Brunswick and 
New Meadows on Wednesday, June 24th next. Gen- 
eral Chamberlain is the only surviving professor who 
administered to the thirst-knowledge of this class, 
somewhat noted for the number of clergymen, doc- 
tors, lawyers, authors, journalists, soldiers, etc., mak- 
ing up its personnel. 

'60. — The contract for the life-size bronze statue of 
Thomas B. Reed to be erected at Portland, has been 
awarded to the American sculptor. Burr L. Miller, of 
Herkimer, N. Y., who will receive $35,000 for his 



'62. — Professor Isaac B. Choate, Litt.D., will give 
the poem at the Centennial Exercises at Bridgton 
Academy on July i, 1908. 

'66. — A paper on Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, read by 
Professor Henry L. Chapman before the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, has recently been 
published in a limited edition by Archibald M. Howe, 
, Esq., of Boston, a descendant of this distinguished 

'71. — At a recent dinner of the New York Sun 
Alumni Association, Edward Page Mitchell, the edi- 
tor-in-chief, whose accomplishments are exceeded only 
by his modesty and dislike of publicity concerning 
himself, is reported to have indulged in some interest- 
ing reminiscences, telling how he came from Maine a 
a third of century ago and joined the Sun's staff, 
Unfortunately, no full report of his remarks is given 
out. Bowdoin men arc proud of the fact that the 
man who has made the editorial page of a metro- 
politan daily famous the world over for ability, and 
is popularly supposed to receive the largest salary 
paid any newspaper writer, began his work as a 
journalist on the Bowdoin Bugle. 

'72. — jMr. Harold Wilder has removed to Apple- 
ton, Oregon. 

'~3. — Royal E. Gould, A.M., for twenty-three years 
superintendent of the Biddeford public schools, has 
resigned his position, the resignation to take effect 
at the close of the school year. 

'74. — Dr. D. O. S. Lowell of the Roxbury Latin 
School, is to give the address at the dedicatory exer- 
cises of the new girls' dormitory at Bridgton Acad- 
emy next month. 

'81. — Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy was nominated for 
representative to Congress from the Second District 
at the Democratic Convention held at Levviston 
June 2. 

'85. — The current quarterly issue of the Smithso- 
nian Miscellaneous Collections contains an article by 
Dr. William C. Kendall on the identity of a supposed 
white fish described in the last century, but ignored 
by more recent naturalists. 

'93. — Dr. Weston P. Chamberlain, U. S. A., with his 
wife, paid the college a visit on the 26th ult. Dr. 
Chamberlain is now stationed at New Orleans, La. 

'96. — The issue of Terrestrial Magnetism and At- 
mospheric Electricity for March contains a paper 
read by John E. Burbank, A.M., before the Philo- 
sopliical Society of Washington, Feb. 29, 1908, entitled 
"Some microseismic tremors and their apparent con- 
nection with Ijarometric variations. 

'97. — To the interesting discussion in the Yale 
Alumni Weekly on Latin as a college entrance require- 
ment, George E. Carmichael, Headmaster of the 
Brunswick School, Greenwich, Conn., contributes a 
letter in the issue for May 13th taking the ground 
that the amount of Latin now required of all could 
be wisely diminished, and that the principle of elec- 
tion of courses offered should be carried nuich far- 
ther. The Brunswick School of Greenwich, Conn., 
of which George E. Carmichael is Head Master, has 
recently purchased the good will and business interests 
of Betts Academy of Stamford, Conn. The Bruns- 
wick School established in 1902 has had an enroll- 
ment each year larger than that of the preceding year. 

'99. — L. L. Cleaves has been for the past year with 
the New York and New Jersey Telephone Company. 
His address is 160 Market Street, Newark, N. J. 

'00. — Philip L. Pottle is superintendent of the St. 
Francis Pulp and Paper Mill, Windsor Mills, Quebec. 

'01. — Dr. Harry H. Cloudman, the winner for sev- 
eral years of the New England intercollegiate cham- 
pionship in the sprints and running broad jump, has 
resigned as athletic adviser of the University of Ver- 
mont, his resignation to take effect at the end of the 
present college term. Cloudman is to go to Dallas, 
Tex., to practice medicine, having graduated from 
the Vermont medical school. 

'04. — Invitations have been issued by Mr. and 
Mrs. Benjamin Sturgis for the marriage of their 
sister. Miss Mary Chisholm Mcintosh, to William 
Frederick Coan at Salem, Mass., June 12. 

'06. — Rev. C. D. Boothby has been chosen president 
of Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia. 

'06. — Xhe following changes of address have been 
reported to the librarian. 

F. L. Packard is teaching at Lebanon, N. H. 
H. S. Stetson is at Yokohama, Japan. 
Eugene E. Wing is at Manila, P. I. 
Raymond B. Williams is at Hong Kong, China. 

'07. — Frank L. Bass is one of the editors of the 
Maine Law Review, the periodical of the University 
of Maine Law School. 

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NO, 10 

One Hundred and Third Gommencement 

Sunday, June 21 

On Sunday, June 21, at four o'clock the 
members of the graduating Class of 1908 
marched into the Church on the Hill to hear 
the Baccalaureate sermon delivered by Presi- 
dent Hyde. This was the first event of Com- 
mencement week but already the friends of the 
Seniors, and the alumni, had begun to arrive 
so that the church was well filled. The Seniors 
marched in in double file led by their marshal, 
Walter D. Lee, The services were then 
opened by Reverend Herbert A. Jump, with a 
passage from the Scripture. This was fol- 
lowed by an anthem, a prayer by Mr. Jump, 
and then after another hymn. President Hyde 
delivered the Baccalaureate which is printed 
in part below, and which will live long in the 
memory of all who heard it. The services 
were closed by a prayer by President Hyde 
and the singing of the college hymn. 

Baccalaureate Sermon 

President Hyde opened his sermon as fol- 

"We live in concentric circles. At the center 
there is the soul alone with God — the intense, central 
circle of religion. Just outside comes the wider cir- 
cle of family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances. 
Next conies the still wider circle of business and 
profession. Larger still is the circle of politics, 
municipal, state, and national. Widest of all sweeps 
the great circumference of our international rela- 
tionships. Through all these circles shines the 
light, sharply dividing the evil from the good. In 
the different circles, however, it assumes different 
colors, or names. In the central circle of religion 
we call it sincerity; in the next circle of friendship 
we call in frankness ; in the three outer circles we 
call it to-day publicity. The logical order, the order 
of normal experience would be from the center out- 
ward. But these deep central circles at first sight 
strike us as obscure. The order of easiest appre- 
hension is to start from the outer circle where as 
Plato says, principles are 'writ large,' and bring the 
principle which is obvious therein to the nearer cir- 
cles, where the print is finer, and the issues less clear. 

"International relationships have made a splendid 
advance in the brief interval that separates the 
diplomacy of Bismark from the diplomacy of John 
Hay. The old diplomacy was one of trickery and 

indirection, backed by force. The spirit of it is well 
summed up in a remark made by Mr. Hay concern- 
ing a certain representative of a foreign court at 
Washington : 'When the count comes to talk with 
me I do not use my wits to find out whether he is 
lying. I know he is lying. I try to find out why he 
is telling that particular lie.' Over against this 
stands the new diplomacy of frankness and publicity, 
introduced so effectively by Mr. Hay, and continued 
so admirably by Mr. Root. Under the lead of these 
men our country has had the honor of lifting diplo- 
macy from the low level of sharp practice and cun- 
ning to one of frank avowal of aims, and fair 
methods of securing them. 

"The time is already at hand when, as the result 
of this new diplomacy of frankness and publicity, 
no nation will dare to offend the sentiment of the 
civilized world by going to war, without first appeal- 
ing to arbitration." 

He then discussed at some length the general prob- 
lem now confronting the political and business world, 
that of the control of the large corporations. He 
stated that he did not now deem it wise to leave the 
great public or quasi-public corporations to be man- 
aged freely as private corporations, or to turn them 
completely into public corporations, managed by the 
government. His solution of the problem was to 
turn on the light of publicity, and to exercise gov- 
ernment control, through laws demanding publicity 
of methods, and responsibility to government com- 
missions. Thus having passed through the circles 
of public and business life, he said : 

"Entering the more intimate circle of our personal 
relationships, light takes the form of frankness, and 
becomes the secret of all joy, sweetness and serenity. 
It might at first seem as if we had all the light and 
publicity we need without taking thought for it. 
Everything we do and say becomes at once matter 
for comment and criticism. If you ever amount to 
anything, you will find that the price you pay for 
prominence is this enforced glare of an arc lig'ht 
publicity. Yet while this light of public criticism 
is intense and glaring, it is most undiscriminating and 
unjust. You will soon discover that things you do 
for the lowest motives bring you most credit; while 
the things you do from the highest motives often 
bring you nothing but condemnation. This is inevit- 
able. Life is very complex. We seldom get a 
chance to choose between clear and undiluted good 
on one side, and obvious and unmixed evil on the 
other side. We have to choose between a little near-by 
good, which everybody can see and appreciate, and a 
greater, remote, impersonal good, which few can 
either discern or understand. If you choose the lit- 
tle obvious good, at the sacrifice of the greater 
obscure, impersonal good, everybody praises you 
as kind, sensible, practical. If you choose the deep, 
hidden, far-reaching good, everybody^ condemns you 
as hard, heartless, visionary, unpractical. 

"Unfortunately life is not even so simple as to offer 
mere choice of goods. Oftener it presents merely a 
choice of evils. If you choose the lesser evil, and 



avert the greater, the mass of people will see the les- 
ser evil 3'ou accept, and blame you as a lover of evil ; 
absolutely blind to the greater evil your choice of 
the lesser evil was intended to avert. If you choose 
the greater evil, in case that be something subtle, 
diffused, far-reaching, you will escape all blame, and 
even win the popular applause. As you go on in 
life you get used to this misinterpretation, accept it 
as a matter of course, as the price everybody pays 
for doing anything worth while. But when you first 
meet it you are tempted to take one of two courses, 
both of which are bad. Either you draw into your 
shell in Stoic indifference, and say ; 'What do I care 
for either praise or blame which is always so utterly 
wide of the mark.' Beware of that course for its 
end is to make you sour, hard, bitter, cynical. The 
other course is to foresee the judgment people \vill 
pass, and avow the motives, or even do the acts which 
they will approve, regardless whether they are really 
yours, regardless of whether they are really 
right or wrong. Beware of this path, for the end of 
it is hollowness and vanity, deceit and insincerity. 

"If neither of these paths are safe, what is the 
way out of our difficulty? There is only one, a 
straight and narrow way, extremely hard to find, yet 
safe and sure if you once discover it. It is to find 
a few real friends with whom you can be entirely 
frank. Find a few sympathetic, responsive souls, 
father, mother, brother, sister, wife, friend, com- 
rade, a few to whom you can confess, confess how 
much better you mean to be than people generally 
suppose, confess how much worse you are at times 
than people generally suspect. To find one or rriore 
personal friends with whom you can share your aims, 
your aspirations, your failures, your shortcomings,pre- 
cisely as they are, without dissimulation, without pre- 
tense of being either better or worse than you actually 
are — that is the straight and narrow way that leads to 
strong, sweet, brave, cheerful life. Friends of this 
high sort are precious as they are rare. If you find 
half a dozen in a lifetime, you are socially and spirit- 
ually rich. If you do not find one or two you will 
be spiritually and socially a beggar all your days, 
and your life will be hollow, hard and embittered. 

"It takes a great combination of courage and 
humility to let the light shine into these intimate 
relationships, but if you try to shut light out of these 
deep personal relationships, then the more _ intimate 
they profess to be, the darker and deeper will be the 
misery into which you fall. Doubtless you will say 
that this union of two human souls who walk hand 
in hand the narrow way of perfect frankness, are very 
rare ; and when we do find such a comrade, sym- 
pathy is never quite complete, misunderstanding may 
arise, and death may come at any time to snatch him 
from us. All that is true, and' this very difficulty 
leads us to our last, most central circle. If you 
have followed me in these obvious outer spheres, 
trust me for a few moments as I try to draw aside 
the veil, and lead you into the presence of the inner- 
most. Here, too, our old friend, light, shall be our 

"If our life is to be sound and sweet at the core, 
we must have some great companion who perfectly 
comprehends us, who seeks our good, yet will find 
our good in nothing less than our devotion to the 
equal good of all. Such a companion is what we 
mean by God. And the worship of God, or relig- 
ion, is simplv tlie blessed secret, the precious habit, 
of lifting our life up into the light of His love; 

confessing at once our noblest aspirations and our 
basest faults, appealing, both to His approval and to 
His forgiveness ; measuring ourselves at all times 
and at every point by the standard of His perfect 

"Thus far I have followed the order of exposi- 
tion, from the outer to the inner. To you I now 
commend the order of experience, from within out- 
ward. Seek first God, and enthrone Him at the 
center of your life. By this I mean form the habit 
of ofifering your life day by day to the service of that 
great good will wdiich shines out in the beauty and 
beneficence of nature, speaks to us with the authority 
of law and social institutions, appeals to us in the 
words and deeds of the good and great, and above all 
claims our allegiance in the supreme character of 
Christ. Open j^our life to this mighty spiritual influ- 
ence. Let it shine on all the good and all the evil in 
your soul. Never mind if it reveals your utter 
unworthiness. For humility is sincerity's first fruit. 
Then as you go out to form your ties of friendship 
and affection in the world of men and women, be 
ever on the lookout for other sincere and humble 
souls with whom you can share each other's highest 
aims in admiration and devotion, and bear each 
other's deepest faults in sympathy and charity.^ 

"Then go into business with these spiritual 
resources behind you, and do your part to lift the 
level of professional practice, the plane of business 
competition to the heights where publicity shall be 
welcome. Then with God in your heart, friends by 
your side, a business or profession behind you, take 
your part in politics, giving freely of time, money, 
strength, to make legislation the shield, and execu- 
tive officers the defenders of the public welfare, 
striving to expose and punish all the devices of dark- 
ness whereby the powers of government are per- 
verted into means of private profit. 

"Finally, strong in an inner life supported by the 
divine approval and human affection, established in 
business success and political influence you will be 
in a position to contribute your mite to the great 
wave of effective demand for honest diplomacy, fair 
arbitration, just peace, which is destined to lift our 
international relations into the light of reason and 
righteousness. Thus your lives shall grow from a 
sound core of sincerity toward God, through rich 
experience of human love, in the hard training of 
business, by generous service in poUtics, into pow- 
erful influence for peace and good will, in ever 
widening circles of, usefulness and blessedness. 


Alexander Prize Speaking 

Monday passed off quietly, being mainly 
used as a day to show the visitors about the 
campus. It was pleasant and warm all day, 
and a large ?«dience attended the Alexander 
Prize Speaking which was held in the evening. 
The program, which was made up of a variety 
of styles of declamation, and was broken by 
several selections played by the college orches- 
tra, proved very entertaining. 

Tiie first prize of twenty dollars was 



Y awarded to W. B. Stephens, 'lo, and the sec- 
ond prize of ten dollars to A. W. Stone, 'lo. 
The program was as follows : 


The Ballad of the East and West — Kipling 

Arthur Harrison Cole 
The Defense of a T5'rolese Patriot — Hofer 

Henry Jewett Colbath 
The Soul of the \io\m— Merrill 

John Libby Curtis 

On the Recent Panic — Roosevelt 

Ralph Owen^Brewster 
The Diver — Schiller Winston Bryant Stephens 

Galgacus to the Caledonians — Tacitus 

Earl Baldwin Smith 

The Death of Charles IX.— Moore 

Alfred Wheeler Stone 
The Race-Track Gambling Bills — Hughes 

Harold Hitz Burton 
The Assault on Fort Wagner — Dickinson 

Samuel Herman Dreear 


The alternate speakers were Thomas Wes- 
cott Williams, 'lo, and Harold Percival Mars- 
ton, 'ii. The judges were Reverend O. W. 
Folsom of Bath, E. C. Plummer, Esq., of Bath, 
and Principal John A. Cone of Topsham High 


Class Day 

Tuesday was, as usual, the great day of the 
week, and the Commencement Committee con- 
sisting of G. P. Hyde, J. M. Boyce, E. H. 
Coyle, C. A. Leighton, and N. S. Weston 
deserve especial congratulations for the 
smoothness and ease which marked the con- 
duct of every exercise. In the morning at 
ten o'clock the exercises opened in Memorial 
Hall. Walter D. Lee led the class to their 
seats on the platform, and then after a selec- 
tion played by Wilson's Orchestra Joseph A. 
Davis, as class chaplain, gave a short prayer. 
This was followed by another musical selec- 
tion, and then by the Oration, delivered by 
f Arthur L. Robinson. The Oration was a 
eulogy to Seargent Prentiss, a Bowdoin grad- 
uate of the Class of 1826, and it received so 
much favorable comment during Commence- 
ment Week that the Orient is very glad to 
publish it in full. It was as follows : 

The Oration 

Picture the opening of our National Congress in 
the year 1837. The great leaders of the first half of 
the American century are there. From the days 
of doubt, uncertainty and experimentation the young 
nation is awaking into its true national significance. 
The great regions of the West are just taking their 
places in the Union. Still influenced by the masterful 
power of Andrew Jackson, every corner of the land 
is responding to the cry for one united country. 
All parts of the land are seeing that the United States 
must no lon"er remain a federation, but has national 

Charles Noyes Abbott, Class President 

privileges and national duties. With longing for fur- 
ther room for e.xpansion, the eyes of the people are 
turned toward Texas on the southwest and Ore- 
gon on the northwest. Great are the men who are 
present in the national halls. John Quincy Adams 
is there, Daniel Webster and his worthy opponent, 
Calhoun, Henry Clay and others. 

The legislative chamber is well filled both on the 
floor and in the galleries as a young man from Mis- 
sissippi rises to justify to the House of Representa- 
tives his right to a seat in that body. A little more 
than 30 years of age he seems almost a boy in that 
gathering. But he is not without certain reputation, 
and even his opening words are listened to with 
attention. As he continues, his hearers are spell- 
bound by the forceful and convincing argument, the 
excellence of delivery, the fluent and perfect com- 
mand of expression that characterizes the speaker. 
For three successive days the orator holds the floor. 
On the final day the halls and galleries are crowded tg 
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WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

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Vol. XXXVlll. JULY 31, 1908 No. 10 

Another year has closed, 
Foolball Prospects Bowdoin has made a grand 

record along athletics and 
educational lines, but now as we bid farewell to 
the Class of 1908 — before the tears have dried 
in our eyes, we find ourselves looking forward 
to next fall, and figuring out Bowdoin's 
chances in the football season of 1908. 

The prospects are such as to fill with hope 
the heart of every Bowdoin man. First, the 
team is again to be coached by "Ross" Mc- 
Clave, who last fall out of practically nothing 
made the team which held Harvard 5 to o, and 
won the championship of Maine. Secondly, 
we have for a captain "Dan" McDade, as 
gritty and fearless a player as has ever led a 
Bowdoin team. And thirdly, Manager Sim- 
mons has arranged a schedule of big, hard 

games, a schedule without too long trips, but 
one that will put Bowdoin against strong 
material, and give her team just the needed 
opportunity to show what they can do when 
matched against the fast teams of New 

The schedule reads : 

September 26, Fort McKinley at Brunswick. 

September 30, Harvard at Cambridge, Mass. 

October 3, N. H. State University at Dur- 
ham, N. H. 

October 10, Brown at Providence, R. I. 

October 11, Holy Cross at Portland. 

October 24, Colby at Brunswick. 

October 31, Tufts at Medford, Mass. 

November 7, Bates at Brunswick. 

November 14, University of Maine, at 

This schedule brings as Bowdoin's second 
game, Harvard University, the game to be 
played in the Stadium on Wednesday, Septem- 
ber 30 — as Harvard's first game — and Bow- 
doin is planning next fall to make the try of 
her life to add this game to her victory column. 
McClave has called the team back on Septem- 
ber 10 — two weeks before college opens — and 
if the material answers the call, the team should 
be working well together by the thirtieth. 

It is difficult to size up the material for next 
fall, but many of last fall's team will again be 
on hand, and many promising Freshmen are 
reported as likely to enter. In the back field 
we will have Gastonguay, '09, who played full- 
back in 1906, but was ineligible last fall. Man- 
ter, '09, who played halfback in 1906 but was 
injured last fall, and of last fall's team we have 
the two quarterbacks, Burton, '09, and Gould, 
'11. From the entering class we learn of 
Sharry, a halfback from Somerville, Cunning- 
ham, a quarter and halfback from Dean Acad- 
emy, and Smith, a star halfback from Kents 
Flill. In the line, as center we have Captain 
McDade, '09, who played in that position in 
1905 and 1906, and of last year's team we still 
have the two centres, Lente in the Medical 
School, and Boynton, '10. For guards from 
last fall's team we have Sewall, '09, and Haley, 
'11, while as promising Freshmen there are 
Whitmore, a Mercersburg guard, and Houston, 
a heavy man from Guilford. For tackles from 
last fall's team there is Newman, '10, and it is 
probable that Commins, '10, will return, and 
bring with him his brother, who last fall 
played tackle on the Somerville team. 

For ends there is from the 1907 team, 
Wandtke, '10, and as Freshmen there will 



probably be Hegarty of Dean Academy, Hinch 
of Kents Hill, and Walker of Hebron, while it 
is possible that either McDade, or Haley, will 
try for this position. 

This brief review has left entirely out of 
account the men on last year's second team, 
such as Matthews, Jackson, Smith, Ballard, 
Hawes, Wakefield, Nulty, and Crosby, some of 
whom will surely be heard from, so that if all 
goes well next year's team should surely bring 
glory to Bowdoin's name. We have a coach 
whom we trust and a captain whom we trust, 
but the games are in the hands of the student 
body — the undergraduates on the 'varsity 
team, on the second team, and in the grand- 
stand. All looks good ahead, but we have 
taken for granted an unprecedented spirit of 
fight and it lies with the undergraduates to see 
that the same old Bowdoin fight is there harder 
than ever from next September tenth, through 
next November fourteenth. 

The Oration 

[Continued from page 79] 

overflowing. As the young man finishes his mas- 
terful peroration the walls resound with a burst of 
spontaneous applause, the like of which had seldom 
been heard in those chambers, and will seldom take 
place again. At a time when Congress is filled with 
the best intellect of the country that oration is pro- 
nounced the "most noteworthy effort that has ever 
graced the National House." This man is a grad- 
uate of Bowdoin in the Class of 1826, Seargent S. 

The past few commencements have been centennial 
commencements at Bowdoin. On many recent occa- 
sions our heritage of age has given us the right to 
observe one hundredth anniversaries. Nineteen hun- 
dred and two marked the passage of 100 years since 
the opening of the institution; 1904 was the Haw- 
thorne centennial, and last commencement was made 
particularly commemorative of the anniversary of the 
loved American poet and great Bowdoin graduate, 
Henry W. Longfellow. But when we scan the 
records of the early classes of our college we see that 
the year igo8 indicates that an even cycle of years has 
elapsed since the birth of a Bowdoin student whose 
career, brief and all too short, reflects great credit 
upon his Alma Mater. Almost before the famous 
contemporaries of his college days had come into gen- 
eral notice, when Franklin Pierce was still obscure in 
the political field, when Hawthorne and Longfellow 
were just emerging into literary prominence, his life 
work was over. In the luster that brightens the mem- 
ory of many names that follow his, we are inclined to 
forget the career of the brilliant Prentiss. 

On September 30, 1808, Seargent Prentiss was 
born. At an early age he entered upon his studies 
here and graduated when but 16 years old. Imme- 
diately after his college course he went West and was 
soon entered upon the profession of law in the State 
of Mississippi. His brilliancy was immediately recog- 
nized. Though with no am'bition for political life and 

prominence, his talents were such that he could not 
stay in the background, and after a short experience 
in the affairs of his native state, he was persuaded in 
1836 to run for Congress. After an arduous cam- 
paign he was elected, but when he arrived in Wash- 
ington he found his seat contested upon a technical- 
ity. It was then that he delivered this masterful ora- 
tion that immediately gave him a national reputation. 
On a party vote he lost the place by one ballot, but 
was immediately re-elected by a large majority. He 
served with distinction one term and then went home. 
Sickness prevented him from returning to the national 
capital again. Later he took some part in fighting 
the great state issue of repudiation in Mississippi, 
though already failing in health. In 1850, but 42 
years of age, his life was cut short and with it a 
career that promised the greatest possibility. 

Just at the opening of the great drama of the last 
stirring events of the two decades following 1850, we 
have almost forgotten the problems and leaders of 
the earlier years. From the mere consideration of 
his short political career we can gain absolutely no 
conception at the present time of the prominence this 
man attained. Seargent Prentiss was known all 
over the country. Throughout the South and all 
regions of the land his services were in demand. 
Whenever he spoke, thousand came from miles 
around to listen. He has been described as the orator 
par excellence. He had a command of English, an 
elegance of expression, and a smoothness and grace 
of delivery that placed him in the first rank of politi- 
cal leaders, at a time when oratory was a much more 
potent force and cultivated art than at the present 
day. Near the close of his life he delivered an ora- 
tion in Boston at a banquet in honor of Daniel Web- 
ster, which Webster himself pronounced as "The 
finest he had ever heard from the lips of any man, 
save from those of Prentiss himself." 

His political views were broad and fair-minded. 
He tells us that his only interests were for a "National 
country and true National spirit." In character he 
was unique as being absolutely without political ambi- 
tion. He never sought office, office sought him. His 
private life was clean, upright and straightforward. 
Warm-hearted, almost southern in his characteristics, 
he was a devoted son, true father, and friend to 
every man. At one time he mortgaged his house to 
go surety for a friend in need. Though slightly 
lame and never in good health, he was of extremely 
pleasant appearance, a most brilliant conversationalist 
and polished gentleman. As a lawyer he refused to 
champion any cause save he believed it to be just, and 
was ecjually effective in swaying the passions and 
emotions of large audiences or of expounding 
abstract points of law in court. A slight conception 
of the effect of his career may be secured by an inci- 
dent related of the Civil War. When the federal 
army was occupying Mississippi, a party of soldiers 
on a foraging expedition approached near to the 
house in which Prentiss had lived for a time when he 
first made his home in the state. The officer recog- 
nized the place and turning to his command said : 
"Not a man shall go farther. In that house once 
lived Seargent Prentiss." Such was the influence of 
his name and love of his memory, that no soldier 
walked within the limits of the estate, though nearby 
residences were all visited and plundered. 

Such was Seargent Prentiss and such in brief was 
the work he did. It is only fitting that we who are 



graduating from this college that bears his name upon 
its rolls should fittingly remember the brilliant 
achievements, the upright life, the manly qualities, 
and character of this man whose birth came a hun- 

Nation, it is a particular pride that among the first 
of these stands the name of Seargent Prentiss. In 
the judgment of history other men have passed ahead 
of him, but for purity of character in both public and 

Pennell, Poet 

Files. Opening Addr 

id Historian Ham. Closing Addr 

Lee. Marshal 

dred years ago. It is an honor to any class, Bowdoin 
herself, to feel that we have a right to mention his 
name at tliese exercises. There is no man who could 
stand more truly as the ideal for the college man. 
For an Alma Mater, who has sent an unequalled list 
of famous men into the foremost councils of the 

private life as a consistent follower of a high ideal; 
his is a life that may well be taken as a model. 

But there is a greater reason that Bowdoin can be 
proud of his name. It is not simply because he spent 
his years of study here, that we Cherish his memory, 
but because in a peculiarly true sense it was at Bow- 



doin College that he first received his inspiration for 
the career that he later followed. 

During" his Junior year Prentiss and a group of his 
classmates organized an informal club for the study 
of political questions and practice in extemporaneous 
speaking. The members met every week in the dif- 
ferent roms and always had a debate or discussion. 
The only law of the organization was that every one 
should take a part in the proceedings. The group was 
rather humorously named the Stouteroi. The 
practice that the young man received here had great 
effect upon his future life. Here he first began to 
acquire the oratory that was to make him so famous 
in later years. From this association came the 
inspiration for his life work. In later years Prentiss 
always remembered his college days with pleasure. 
He cherished his Alma Mater, he remembered his 
studies and the influence of his professors, but in par- 
ticular did he remember the great consequence that 
this undergraduate activity had in shaping his whole 
future life and inclination. Thus we see that Bow- 
doin has reason to be proud of Prentiss, not only 
because he was a graduate, but because in-these halls 
he first really turned towards his later work 
More than in name is 'he a son of Bowdoin. 

Thus from his life we may see a justification of 
the modern college life. Love of college, love of fra- 
ternity and love of active participating in the affairs 
of student world are not sentiments which the col- 
lege man should despise, but are duties which are 
playing a most important part in the development of 
character to-day. 

But though the college life has changed,, but though 
the forces vvfhich go to develop the college man may 
be stronger and more varied than those of the time 
of Seargent Prentiss, the spirit of Bowdoin must 
remain the same. Lest this spirit decline is the only 
danger. The spirit of love, the spirit of self-sacrifice 
must not die out in the hurry and rush of the new 
undergraduate course. Nor should we as Bowdoin 
men ever forget that noble blessing of the second 
president, the father of Seargent Prentiss' most inti- 
mate college chum, President Appleton. As he lay 
on his death bed in the president's house, then stand- 
ing near where the Thorndike Oak now stands, he 
asked to be allowed one last look at the campus. His 
dying ej^es saw not the campus of to-day. There 
was but Massachusetts Hall, one dormitory and a 
wooden chapel. But his dying lips framed that last 
sentence, which has stood for a benediction for the 
college for more than a hundred years and should 
ever be treasured for centuries to come ; 

"God has founded the college and God will pre- 
serve it." 

The Poem 

Following the oration, after more music, 
Frederick L. Pennell delivered the Class Poem 
which was in part as follows : 

Traditions of a 'college town 
Sometimes deserve an angry frown. 
The neighbors' fences oft are made 
The special object of a raid 
To furnish fuel for a fire 
That bright illumes the chapel spire. 
And village worthies will retell 
The sundry fates that have befell 

Their garden plots and cherished hens 
That graced the feasts in students' dens. 
But every college has some tale, 
Or custom that can never fail 
To mark it from the rest apart, 
And warm the blood of loyal heart. 
So Bowdoin Freshmen, in the fall, 
Are taught the story of each hall. 
The names and deeds of Bowdoin men. 
Whose spirit they renew again. 
Whate'er their tastes or coats may be, 
Whate'er their names or family tree. 
They soon are bound by common tie 
To humbly bend to old Phi Chi. 
With chapel rush and pranks commence. 

ge P. Hyde 
Class Day Co 

Carl M. Robinson 
vn Sch'p, Good^^io Prize 

And nightly Sophomores dispense 
The welcome, learned from class before, 
Of breaking in a Freshman's door, 
And stacking pictures, beds and chairs. 
While owners dance and sing in pairs. 

But ere the term has yet far sped, 

A tale is told of padlocked shed. 

Wherein is Triangle concealed. 

And, faith, it seems not far afield, 

To here repeat the great renown 

The story has in college town. 

'Twas one great day at Topsham Fair, 

When early autumn charmed the air. 

A jostling crowd pressed close the fence 

With interest on their faces tense. 

Fresh starters trotted out to race 

And quickly limbered up their pace. 

The judge's word and off they went. 

And human necks as soon were bent 

To catch complete the changing view. 

Three-quarters round, then breaking through 

The line, a white horse had the lead. 

Old timers, eager, watched his speed. 

And knowing well the race track lore. 

Exclaimed, "We've ne'er seen like before." 



The finish, then broke shout on shout 

That put a football yell to rout. 

But clear the judge proclaimed his choice 

In loud, resounding, thund'rous voice, 

"This race by Triangle was won 

In fastest time at Topshatn run." 

Then louder burst a roar again 

Of cheer on cheer of Bowdoin men. 

In snake dance arms were interlocked, 

And students' bodies gaily rocked 

The madness of a savage troop 

With wildest leap and warlike whoop. 

But what the record was that day, 

Or who the driver — none shall say. 

'Twas whispered that a "Prof." held whip, 

Yet Rumor's tongue may often slip. 

This is a Bowdoin legend dear, 

Whence came it, no one knows, nor year 

When first 'twas told, but now each youth 

Who comes to college hears, forsooth. 

With ready ear, from many tongues. 

Dear friends and comrades, jest profane 

May seem to lurk in such a vein 

Of pointless tale and ragged rhyme 

That ill befits this parting time. 

Remember, though, tliat our days here 

Have mingled youthful mirth with tear; 

And may not this a saddened day 

Catch from the past a golden ray 

Of brightness from the full-faced sun 

In recompense ? The boyish fun, 

The students' romp will still go on 

With nothing of its vigor shorn. 

But we to-day with clasp of hand. 

Have all too soon our four years spanned. 

A smile may mark our speaking lips. 

But as the Fate that spinning snips 

The thread, in Homer's tale, and lives 

Are broke, while fearing man yet strives 

To match anew the parted ends. 

Now, Time to us a summons sends 

To cease this weaving of our youth. 

And start an unfamiliar woof. 

'Tis not the future that appals, 

But just the parting from these halls, 

Giving farewell to old, tried friends, 

Whose trueness only death suspends. 

We came here first a group of boys, 

And days of life were to us toys 

To play with and enjoy them new, 

To cast aside when we were throug'h. 

But Alma Mater gave us things 

To see and think, and blessed wings 

To reach the rugged mountain height, 

Where, pierced by the past's pure light, 

The clouds their density unfold. 

And guidance teach from pages old. 

Like roses in a bower sweet, 

That doth enshroud some lover's seat, 

Are mem'ries of this campus here, 

More clinging with each passing year; 

But some are flow'ring in our hearts 

With fragrance that no art imparts. 

In the afternoon, the exercises were conthi- 
ued out of doors under the Thorndike Oak. 
The class was led by the marshal to a place to 

the left of the oak, while the audience was 
seated within a draped enclosure facing the 
stand. The Opening Address was given by 
C. Edward Files and was in part as follows : 

Opening Address 

Words of -welcome to the halls and campus of old 
Bowdoin were never more unnecessary than on Class 
Day, for this is the day of pleasure and rejoicing to 
the graduating class and the college and one on 
which they desire to be surrounded by their parents 
and friends, therefore you are welcome to our Class 
Day exercises. 

Four years have passed away since we as a class 
entered Bowdoin, four years we have looked forward 
to this day. Now the sought for day is reached and 
we are given a chance for reflection. The thoughts 
and feelings which fill our minds are not so pleasant 
and happy as we anticipated. How could they be? 
We begin to realize that our college days are drawing 
to a close, we can no longer lounge about in our 
rooms, care free and unthinking, nor wander aim- 
lessly about the campus. Now it is a case of being 
independent of parents or relatives and wholly 
thoughtless in this respect. It is not because we feel 
unprepared to enter the battle before us that we have 
regretful feelings severing our connections with the 
college. On the contrary we do feel prepared and 
anxious for the test, but we cannot in such short 
time forget the days spent here, the happy relations 
that have existed, and the firm, true friendships which 
we have formed. 

We must, however, put aside these thoughts for 
the time being; life has taken on a more serious 
aspect, it has become a reality. 

We know it has not become a passage of happiness 
and ease, but one in which there are many crooks 
and turns, one in which we must always keep alert 
and have in mind some high ideal. This step simply 
marks the most important turn in our lives. We 
have now reached the age of fair understanding, due 
to our college experience and are given a chance to 
test our usefulness. 

Now, classmates, although we leave here with a 
good deal of regret, yet may we go with that firm 
detemination to exert every effort to bring credit to 
ourselves and honor to Old Bowdoin. Again in 
behalf of the class I wish to extend a hearty wel- 
come to the friends and relatives gathered at our 
Class Day exercises. 

After the Opening Address, the Class His- 
torian, Joseph A. Davis, gave the history of 
his class as follows : 

Class History 

To give an adequate account of the comings and 
goings — especially the goings — of the Class of igo8 
through its four years of college life, would require 
more time this afternoon than has been allotted to 
the historian. Such an account would necessitate the 
presentation of table after table of carefully prepared 
statistics which would be uninteresting to the friends 
of the college and positively repugnant to the body 



of undergraduates. Such an account would make a 
demand on the writer far greater than he could pos- 
sibly satisfy. Realizing then, the limitations that 
time, ability and the patience of his audience force 
upon him, it is not his purpose to give an exhaustive 
account of the doings of this class, but to give rather 
only those important facts that should go down in 
the archives of the college. This account will, 
therefore, make no mention of the nvimber and dura- 
tion of the periods of probation of Neal Cox, nor of 
the long vacations of Duckie Wight, nor of the 
reasons why Brigham never attended chapel ; such 
mention is entirely unnecessary, for these facts have 
long ago gone down in red ink in the record of the 
Secretary of the Faculty to be preserved forever 
for the discouragement of subsequent classes from 
following a similar course. With this purpose in 
view, let us now turn to the short and simple annals 
of those seventy smiling youths that were once and 
only once enrolled under the numerals of 1908. 

We made our advent into the college town at a 
most auspicious moment, coming at the same time as 
did Bobby Foster and Charlie T. We attended then, 
as most of us have ever since, the required chapel 
exercise on that memorable 22d of September, 1904. 
As usual we were held in the chapel, first by the 
molasses and then by the Sophomores. But with 
the help of Doc Whit, Tweedle Parker and Louis 
Garcelon we succeeded in breaking out. We then 
proceeded to the south side of the chapel where we 
rushed the Class of 1907 to a standstill. How long 
the rush lasted I cannot say, for the football captain, 
fearing lest some of his idols should be smashed, 
dragged off the leaders of the Sophomore crowd and 
left us, somewhat bruised and bleeding, but never- 
theless victorious on the field. 

After this feat the class rested ; I mean they tried 
to rest. But the Sophomores, having been defeated 
by us in a bodj', determined to take us one by one. 
It was not at all uncommon for the night to be made 
hideous by Shipley Ricker and his speech on 
"Woman's Rights," or Sturgis Leavitt on the advan- 
tages of rural free delivery. Putnam the third, from 
Houlton, the land of fossils, gave many a representa- 
tion of how he picked up potatoes in his younger 

One' day somebody whispered that all we lacked 
wa: organization to make us a perfect class. We at 
once"^ determined to supply the deficiency. Some 
enterprising member elected himself chairman, a 
meeting was called and officers elected. Pullen 
received presidential honor, and the Auburn-haired 
Robinson that of vice-president. Another Robinson, 
fresh from his victories at Portland High, was nom- 
inated for the captaincy of the baseball team by Del- 
avina. In the course of 'his remarks Del said that 
the stereotyped headlines used by the Portland papers 
after a high school victory were, "Robbie did it, Rob- 
bie did it." But somehow or other Robbie was una- 
ble to do it to the Sophomores a few weeks later, not- 
withstanding the encouragement he received from 
the white-buttoned, green caps in the hands of his 
enthusiastic classmates. In football we were defeated 
in like manner. By posting our big men at the 
chapel door after the game we did deprive them of 
the pleasure of ringing the chapel bell. 

Purification Monday, a gentle substitute for the 
strenuous night shirt parade occurred in the late 
fall. We appeared before the chapel in sackcloth 
and ashes. After lighting a huge bonfire the Sopho- 

mores gave us a ducking from a hose attached to the 
hydrant there. After being wet, the burlap grated 
so unmercifully on young Prex's back that he was 
most noisy and profane in his denunciation of the 
perpetrators of the dastardly act. Mother Huse took 
refuge, burlap clad, in North Appleton. Toward 
rnidnight shivering with cold in his wet and abbre- 
viated garment he finally accepted Harry Hayes as an 
escort home. After purification peace reigned 
supreme, broken only by an occasional razoo. At the 
station just before the Thanksgiving recess we 
sprung our class yell unreproved by the Sophomores. 

We suffered our first calamity at mid-years. It was 
at this time that a few of our number decided to go 
around the world and others left and went into busi- 
ness. Pullen, Garcelon, Toole and a few others were 
encouraged to study at a nearby prep, school in the 
hope that they would thus be enabled to join us later 
on in the course. 

In the latter part of May we were taken on a moon- 
light sail down the Androscoggin to Cow Island. 
There the Sophomores left us, saying that a kind 
member of the Faculty would send a boat to take us 
off. But we needed no help from this or any other 
outside source. Delavina and Jude picked a crew, 
manned a raft made of two barn doors and soon the 
whole party was safely set ashore. Imagine the sur- 
prise on the faces of our abductors as we filed into 
chapel the next morning. 

The banquet in Portland just before the exams, 
was a fitting close for the year. Here Hupper as 
toast-master started on his career as an orator; the 
persuasive quality of Buck Gray's speech was also 
noteworthy. Everybody was fired with enthusiasm 
and class spirit ran high. On the way home Ham 
insisted on singing a solo under the eaves of the city 
hospital. An officer undertook to restrain him and 
it was only through the influence of Joe Boyce and 
Pewt Purington that he was set free. 

Little history was recorded during the summer 
vacation. Towards the close, word did come to us 
that Yeaton had become very popular among the 
belles of Richmond. When Bill Fairclough disputed 
this statement, and Yeaton elected Sophomore Math., 
our suspicions were entirely disarmed. That raven- 
haired, gray-sweatered, gum-chewing Auburnite, 
Tom Gay, having been refused by two co-eds up at 
Maine, sensibly decided to join us. Al Gould and 
Gummie Lee dropped into our midst from Harvard ; 
Gould came to do missionary work and Lee to play 

Nate Weston, Aunty Merrill and Murray Donnell 
were our ideal Sophomores. Murray now began to 
cultivate a tragic expression ; this so impressed the 
members of 1909 with our dignity that they soon 
became and have since remained our ideal of what 
the class below us should be. The experiment of 
moral suasion that we used on this class, won us over 
to that policy of governing the young and we never 
resorted to the brutal old oaken bed slat. We had no 
trouble in taking the series of baseball games and the 
football game from them. We impressed upon them 
our ideal of work with the effect that they passed 
midyears with flying colors. One evening in late 
springtime we took them for a stroll up to the golf 
links. The golf house was made the headquarters 
for which each Sophomore contributed one dollar. 
Kilborn, who had been down to see Triangle race in 
the fall, paid another visit to the college to attend this 



At the opening of Junior year, the sharks began 
to lay their plans for Phi Beta Kappa. Timberlake 
selected this year to make the best record in scholar- 
ship attained by any student in New England. Sev- 
enteen A's in one semester brought him into such 
prominence that he was taken as a text for an after- 
noon chapel talk. 

Three times during the four college years has death 
entered our ranks and we have been called upon to 
mourn the loss of classmates and friends. In the 
middle of Sophomore year through the death of 
James B. Lamb, and at the end of Junioryearthrough 
the death of John F. Morrison and Richard A. Lee, 
the class lost three hearty, wholesome college mates. 
They were men whose moral and personal character- 
istics were above reproach ; they were men who were 
leaders in the class and in the fraternities to which 
they belonged ; they were men who were always will- 
ing to do their best for the college and for igo8. By 
their courtesy, kindness and loyalty, they won a 
regard from tlie members of this class that years will 
not efface. 

Althoug'h igo8 has never been noted for the num- 
ber of her athletes, those she has contributed have 
been of the finest quality. For three years Files has 
been the mainstay in the box of the 'varsity baseball 
team and Baldy Stanwood has long ago proved his 
worth in the infield. Each of these men has served 
a year as captain of the team, and each has led the 
team on to victory, finishing the season with a 
remarkable record. Bill Crowley has rendered 
equally invaluable service to the football team ; under 
his leadership the team won the title of undefeated 
champions of Maine. Lee and Files behind the line 
were factors in this record. 

These are a few facts that it seems desirable to 
mention concerning 1908 individually and collectively 
as we take a retrospective glance. We do not lay 
claim to a remarkable course, nor do we feel that we 
have failed to profit by what the best small college has 
to offer. We have made friends with men wlio are 
to become leaders in all walks of life and have joined 
them enthusiastically in trying to realize the highest 
ideals of which we are capable. In doing this there 
has been engendered in our breast an everlasting 
loyalty and love for the Alma Mater that has done so 
much for us. 

After the Class History, Arthur H. Ham 
gave the Closing Address, speaking as fol- 
lows : 

Closing Address 

Another year has gone by and to-day the Class of 
1908 in its turn is assembled in this historic spot to 
bid farewell to these familiar scenes and to each 
other as classmates. The relationship of classmate 
is indeed not one of the nearest but many closer 
bonds are more easily broken and it is not an easy 
thing to break the chains that four years of pleasant 
association and friendship have forged about us. 

Althoug'h the graduation of any one class seems 
little more than a ripple on the surface of the life of 
this old institution, yet it is an ever widening ripple, 
increasing, it, into a wave of tremendous pro- 
portions that makes itself felt throughout an ever- 
lasting area. 

Every man in this class has his own gift of faculty 
and ability. Will he make his influence felt by devel- 
oping his special tendencies to their fullest extent? 
or will he through enjoying the gifts of others under- 
value his own and therefore fail to develop them? 

While in primitive societies each man is like a 
grain of sand and can easily be removed or change 
places with another without injuring the whole heap, 
yet in our civilization each man is no longer like a 
grain of sand in the mound but rather like a screw or 
wlieel in a finely balanced watch. The screw or 
wheel cannot be removed without materially inter- 
fering with the nice running of the watch. Division 
of labor and increasing complexity of society render 
each man important for the well-being of the group 
and he has his proper duty to perform. The old 
proverb says: "It takes all sorts of people to make 
a world." This proverb expresses the wonderful 
richness of the world in its thousandfold varieties, all 
working together in one grand harmony of adapta- 
tions. In our society there is room for all sorts of 
men ; it takes them all to make the world we live in ; 
all have their uses. Rivalry and opposition, partner- 
ship and associations result in a harmonious whole 
and each man has his own proper gift, his own duty 
to perform. 

The screw cannot take tlie place or perform the 
functions of the wheel within the watch; the man nat- 
urally fitted to become a great lawyer is not likely to 
succeed as a physician. A man who might be 
extremely useful in one situation goes into work 'he 
has no talent for and so loses his labor and his life is 
of no profit. How often we hear the expression, "He 
has missed his calling !" 

A young man selects the business which he 
thinks will give him the best chance of making a for- 
tune, of getting a good position in society or leading 
an easy and comfortable life ; he does not ask. "To 
what am I called? In what can I be the most useful 
to the world and do the most good ? What occupa- 
tion suits my special gift or power?" By not asking 
himself such questions he not only throws away use- 
fulness, but happiness with it. 

Dr. Edward Stanwood in speaking before the 
Young Men's Christian Association said, "Do not be 
in a hurry to choose your profession; just give the 
profession a chance and it will choose you." We 
must be ourselves and not try to be someone else ; 
find our proper gift and be just what our gifts and 
faculties fit us to be. 

The education we have received in these four 
potential years is ours and cannot be taken from us. 
Yet this very training imposes obligations upon us as 
we now enter the ranks of those whose pride and 
honor it will ever be to bear the name of Bowdoin 
and the glorious company of former classes urges us 
to strive to be deserving of the proud title of Bow- 
doin graduates. Never before has this beautiful col- 
lege seemed to us what it does to-day, never before 
have we realized the strength of our affection for 
our Alma Mater.. 

A year ago to-day, file closing speaker at the Class 
Day exercises of 1907 said : "The campus will never 
look just the same to us as it does now. We will 
come back again, but there will always be one or two. 
familiar faces missing; or it will be an old instructor 
whom we all knew and loved, he will be missing." 
Little did he realize how soon his prophecies were to 
be fulfilled. 



The familiar faces are missing, the old instructor 
whom we all knew and loved, is gone. 

As we say farewell, I would not bring before your 
minds the friendships we have formed, nor the many 
pleasant hours we have spent in discussing our hopes 
and aspirations for the future. These thoughts belong 
to us as individuals ; but there is one name that 
includes all our happy days, our different plans, 
scenes dear to every heart, associations which will 
last through the coming years. May the ties that 
have bound us together in love and fraternity ever 
hold us in united loyalty and devotion to old Bow- 
doin, our Alma Mater. 

Following the speeches the class marched to 
a space in front of Massachusetts Hall, and 
there, according to the old custom, formed a 
ring, squatted on the grass, and smoked the 
Pipe of Peace. The pipe was a large one of 
briar wood, bearing on its square bowl the sil- 
ver numerals '08, and its stem was prettily 
wound with brown and white ribbons. George 
P. Hyde as Chairman of the Commencement 
Committee, lighted the pipe and then passed it 
on around the circle, each man taking two or 
three peaceful puffs. This ceremony com- 
pleted, the class grouped together and to the 
tune of "The Watch on the Rhine," sang the 
Commencement Ode, which was written by 
Frederick L. Pennell, and was as follows : 

Commencement Ode 

"Hear ye, dear Bowdoin, Mother true, 
Thy sons depart thy halls anew, 
To sing aloud thy glorious name 
And keep alive thy ancient fame. 
Our student days will soon be past, 
But while our life blood yet shall last, 
Whate'er our lot or place in life may be, 
We pledge our truest love to thee, — to thee. 

"To-day the campus calls to mind 
Strong ties that ne'er will cease to bind. 
The Pines re-echo mem'ries sweet 
Of comrades gath'ring oft to meet. 
The sturdy halls call forth our cheers. 
And while we down the rising tears. 
Our song, dear Bowdoin, parting though it 

Doth pledge our truest love to thee, — to thee." 

The class then formed again in double line, 
and to the tune of Phi Chi marched around the 
campus, pausing to cheer each of the halls, 
starting with Science Building and ending 
with Memorial Hall. This brought the class 
in front of Memorial Hall for its farewell — 

there the class members in turn shook hands 
with their classmates and said the formal 

Commencement Dance 

In the evening once more the class came 
together — this time at the Commencement 
Hop in Memorial Hall. The hall was simply 
decorated, the number present just fitted the 
hall, and the music played by Wilson's Orches- 
tra made the conditions for the dance perfect. 
The patronesses were: Mrs. William DeWitt 
Hyde, Mrs. Leslie A. Lee, Mrs. Franklin C. 
Robinson, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Charles 
C. Hutchins, Mrs. George T. Files, and Mrs. 
Hudson B. Hastings. Among the invited 
guests were: Misses Mae Despeaux, Helen 
Johnson, Edith Weatherill, Beatrice Henley, 
Myra Booker, Rachel Little, Virginia Wood- 
bury, Florence Allen, Sarah Merriman, Louise 
Weatherill, Margaret Sutherland, Sue Win- 
chell, Lula Woodward, Marion Drew, Grace 
Lunt, Edith Woodruff, Ruth Little, Persis 
Stone and Annette Johnson of Brunswick ; 
Mrs. Thomas H. Riley, Jr., of Brunswick; 
Mrs. Millard F. Chase of Winchester, Mass. ; 
Misses Emma Putnam, A-Iay Sinecook, Flor- 
ence Weiler, and Pauline Weiler, of Houlton ; 
Misses Gwendolyn Jenkyn, Geraldine Fitzger- 
old, Bertha Coding, Henrietta Goold, Blanche 
Robinson, and Bessie MacGachey, of Port- 
land ; Miss Marion Cobb, of Rockland ; Miss 
Bernice Ham, of Lewiston ; Miss Grace Stev- 
ens, of Fort Fairfield; Miss Helen Stetson, of 
Damariscotta ; Misses Pauline Sawyer, and 
Margaret Crosby, of Bangor; Miss Leona 
Baker of York Harbor ; Miss Dora Melcher of 
Mount Holyoke, N. Y. ; Miss Anne Alden, of 
Camden ; Misses Marcia Sewall, Eleanor Ley- 
don, Ruth Thompson, and Margaret Sewall, 
of Bath ; Misses Harriet Bloodworth and Wil- 
limena Drummond of Forsyth, Georgia; Miss 
Lida Baker, of Boston, Mass. ; Miss Evelyn 
Hector of Fargo, N. D. ; Miss Mary Sills, of 
Geneva, N. Y. ; Mrs. John V. Holt, of Ando- 
ver, Mass. ; and Miss Margaret Philbrook of 


Wednesday dawned a damp, misty day, 
which unfortunately kept away some of the 
usual Commencement visitors. Nevertheless, 
Wednesday was the least important day of the 
week — and all were glad to have escaped rain 



on Tuesday, and to have the dust laid for 
Thursday — Commencement Day. In the 
morning at 9.30 were held the Medical School 
Graduating Exercises. 

Medical School Graduation 

The 28 members of the graduating class of 
the Medical School of Maine formed in line in 
front of Adams Hall, and led by John 
Greene, marched to the College Church. 
There the exercises were opened by a prayer 
by Professor Frank H. Woodruff, and con- 
sisted mainly of a most interesting address 
entitled "Fads, Facts, and Fancies Gleaned 
from Medical History," delivered by Doctor 
Daniel A. Robinson. He traced briefly the 
course of the superstitions and beliefs of the 
past centuries, and then he discussed at some 
length homeopathy, Christian Science, and 
osteopathy as they come into contact with the 
medical profession. Of homeopathy he said 
that it would have been of great value to all 
physicians if they had intelligently studied the 
grains of truth which it contained. Now, 
however, the characteristic homeopathic teach- 
ings have been discarded. 

Osteopathy he characterized as "a cross 
between the natural bonesetter of former years 
and the magnetic rubber of later times ; with 
the crude theories of both and the mental 
impressiveness of neither." Yet from Oste- 
opathy much may be gained if we learn more 
often to look in chronic cases for osseous 
deformity, but to found a new school for medi- 
cine upon the slender basis claimed by oste- 
opathy is absurd. 

After the address the diplomas were dis- 
tributed to the members of the graduating 
class, who were : Henry W. Abbott, Harold F. 
Atwood, Harold T. Bibber, William W. Bol- 
ster, Jr., A.B., Edson B. Buker, S.B., James 
W. Crane, George A. Foster, A.B., George I. 
Geer, John A. Greene, A.B., Herbert W. Hall, 
Willis L. Hasty, Arthur L. Jones, A.B., Henry 
E. Marston, Roland L. McKay, Seth S. Miller, 
Olin S. Pettingill, John G. Potter, George C. 
Prescott, Henry C. Saunders, A.B., Samuel 
E. Sawyer, A.B., Ralph C. Stewart, A.B., 
George H. Stone, A.B., Widd B. Twaddle, 
George E. Tucker, A.B., George B. Whitney, 
A.B., Harlan R. Whitney, Edmund P. Wil- 
liams, A.B., John H. Woodruff, A.B. 

Phi Beta Kappa 

Later in the morning, at eleven thirty, was 
held the annual meeting of the Alpha Chapter 
of Phi Beta Kappa. The meeting was held in 
the alumni room of Hubbard Hall, and the fol- 
lowing officers were elected to serve for next 
year: President, James McKeen, '64; Vice- 
President, Thomas H. Hubbard, '57 ; Secretary 
and Treasurer, George T. Files, '89; and on 
the Literary Committee George T. Little, ''JJ, 
Samuel V. Cole, '74, Charles H. Cutler, '81, 
Charles C. Torrey, '84, and Kenneth C. M. 
Sills, '01. 

There were ten new members initiated into 
the chapter, one a member of the Class of 1895, 
who though elected to the society while in col- 
lege had never been formally initiated, and of 
the remaining nine, four were from 1908, and 
five from 1909. From the Class of 1895 the 
member initiated wasJosephLangdonOuimby ; 
from 1908 those initiated were : Joseph A. 
Davis, Thomas E. Gay, Arthur H. Ham, and 
Arthur L. Robinson ; and from 1909 : Ralph 
O. Brewster, Harold H. Burton, Ernest L. 
Goodspeed, John R. Hurley, and Jasper J. 
Stahl. Albert T. Gould, 1908, was also elected 
to the society, but owing to his absence in Lab- 
rador, his initiation will take place later, as in 
the case of Mr. Quimby. 

In the afternoon the mist of the morning 
partly cleared away, and on Whittier Field at 
2.30 was played a baseball game between the 
Class of 1903 and the "Picked Alumni," result- 
ing in a hard-fought victory of the "Picked 
Alumni" — the final score standing 18 to 14. 

The greater part of the day was passed in 
class reunions and at 8 o'clock in the evening 
began the President's Reception in Hubbard 
Hall. It was held upstairs in the hallway, and 
refreshments were served in the adjoining His- 
tory and Economics Seminar room. Many 
ladies, and most of the alumni, appeared at the 
reception some time between eight and eleven 
o'clock. All were cordially received by Presi- 
dent and Mrs. Hyde, and passed a pleasant 

Immediately after the reception, all the fra- 
ternity men gathered in their respective chap- 
ter houses, and there held reunions which 
lasted until past midnight. 



Commencement Day 

Commencement Day once more brought 
clear, warm weather, and with it brought 
in many more loyal alumni. In the morning 
at 9.30 there was held in the Alumni Room of 
Hubbard Hall the annual meeting of the 
Alumni Association. Franklin C. Payson, '76, 
presided. Professor H. L. Chapman, '66, 
read the report of the committee on the 
increase of the college endowment. 

F. K. Linscott, "88, I. S. Locke, '74, and 
Edward Parker, '57, were elected a committee 
on overseer's nominations. 

Dr. F. N. Whittier, '85, made the report for 
the athletic council. E. C. Payson, '76, C. T. 
Hawes, '76, Barrett Potter, '78. H. A. Wing, 
'80, and R. W. Mann, '92, were elected the 
athletic committee. 

Edward Stanwood, '61, I. B. Chojite, '62, 
and J. E. Chapman, 'yy, were elected a com- 
mittee to award the Pray prize. 

F. C. Payson, '76, H. L. Chapman, '66, and 
C. T. Hawes, '76, were appointed a commit- 
tee to draw up resolutions on the death of Prof. 
Leslie A. Lee. 

No new officers were elected because the 
officers were elected last Commencement for a 
term of two years. 

At 10.30 all formed in line to march to the 
church for the Commencement exercises. The 
line was led by the band and the Class of 1908, 
then followed the Trustees, Overseers, 
Faculty, and the alumni, all under the general 
guidance of Joseph Williamson, '88, as mar- 
shal. In the church the services were opened 
by a short prayer by Reverend Edward N. 
Packard, '62, then the program proceeded as 
follows : 

The Corporation Laws of Maine George P. Hyde 
Kipling, the Young Man's Poet Carl M. Robinson 
The Initiative and Referendum Arthur H. Ham 

"Made in Germany" Arthur L. Robinson 

Character in Education Jay L. Gray 

English as a Universal Language Chester H. Yeaton 


The parts were all good and well delivered, 
but that of Carl M. Robinson, which received 
the Goodwin Commencement Prize, elicited 
much favorable comment. He illustrated 
many of his points with well chosen quota- 
tions, and some of the points which he made 
were as follows : 

Kipling has been called a young man's poet and yet 
so great is his versatility of thought and style that he 
is beloved by all ages and conditions of humanity. 
He is perhaps the one writer of English to-day who 
satisfies the two great classes of readers, — the mul- 
titude who read to be amused, and the cultured few 
who read for art's sake. He touches, astonishes and 
thrills alike, the plain man in the street, the scholar 
in his study, the rough, illiterate soldier and the over- 
cultivated aesthete. 

A French writer has likened Kipling to a savage 
who burst upon a circle of conventional worthies. 
When he first emerged from his jungle the Puritans 
of literature were for the moment shocked. The 
sanctum of the master poets had been invaded by a 
barbarian! His only weapon had been a handful of 
Barrack Room Ballads. Soon both England and 
America were quoting Mulvaney and ringing with 
the Road to Mandaley. 

Kipling's poetry is unincumbered by conventional- 
ities. He has invented his own modes of utterance, 
strong, yet simple and picturesque, apparently, yet 
how graphic in description. 

There is no poet more widely read to-day by young 
men in colleges and universities than Kipling. Kip- 
ling goes straight to the heart of man as he is. It is 
the virility of his work which impresses us. He is 
the poet of life and action, of daring and achieve- 
ment and the idea of true manhood pervades his 

The dominant tone of Kipling's work is a new 
patriotism which binds all English speaking peoples 
by the bond of common motherhood and by the ties 
of common convictions, principles and aims. 

Kipling is the very special laureate of the British 
soldier, whom the public once considered only as little 
more than a fighting machine. Kipling has shown 
us that beneath his noisy rudeness. Tommy Atkins 
has two great virtues— absolute faithfulness to work 
and obedience to discipline. 

Nor has he confined this part of his gospel to the 
soldier. He has brought it home to the business man 
entangled with all the deceptions and distrusts of 
finance. He pleads for honesty of work in this "age 
of insolence, delay and leagued unfaithfulness." 

Kipling insists upon the importance of work, but it 
must be work for the joy of working. 

Following the Commencement Parts the 
Awards for the past year were read as fol- 
lows : 


Goodwin Commencement Prize — Carl Mer- 
rill Robinson, '08. 

Class of '68 Prize — Albert Trowbridge 
Gould, '08. 

Pray English Prize — No award. 

Brown Composition Prizes — Arthur Harold 
Ham, '08, first; Arthur Lincoln Robinson, '08, 

Alexander Prize Speaking — Winston Bry- 
ant Stephens, '11, first; Alfred Wheeler Stone, 
'10, second. 

Sewall Latin Prize — Rodney Elsmore Ross, 



Sewall Greek Prize — Henry Gurney Inger- 
soll, 'lO. 

Goodwin French Prize — Chester Elijah 
Kellogg, 'ii. 

Noyes Political Economy Prize — Albert 
Trowbridge Gould, '08. 

Smyth Mathematical Prize — Henry Quinby 
Hawes, '10. 

Class of 1875 Prize in American History — 
No award. 

Philo Sherman Bennett Prize — Albert 
Trowbridge Gould, '08. 

Hawthorne Prize — Ensign Otis, '08. 

Bradbury Debating Prizes — William Mat- 
thew Harris, '09; Arthur Lincoln Robinson, 
'08 ; Jasper Jacob Stahl, '09 ; first prizes. Ralph 
Owen Brewster, '09; George Palmer Hyde, 
'08; Daniel John Ready, '10; second prizes. 

Intercollegiate Debating Medals — George 
Palmer Hyde, '08; Arthur Lincoln Robinson, 
08; William Matthew Harris, '09; and Ralph 
Owen Brewster, '09. 

Brown Memorial Scholarships — Carl Mer- 
rill Robinson, "08; Irving Lockhart Rich, '09; 
Robert Plale, '10; Philip Herman Hansen, '11. 

Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship — Philip 
Hunter Timberlake, '08. 

Almon Goodwin Prize — Jasper Jacob Stahl, 

Henry W. Longfellow Fellowship — Charles 
Wilbert Snow, '07. 

The following men received the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts: 

Summa cum Laudc 

Thomas E. Gay Carl M. Robinson 

Albert T. Gould Philip Ii. Timberlake 

Chester H. Yeaton 

Magna cum Laude 

Herbert S.Brigham, Jr. George P. Hyde 
Joseph A. Davis Shipley W. Ricker, Jr. 

Arthur H. Ham Arthur L. Robinson 

Charles N. Abbott 
Jay L. Gray 


Harry H. Hayes 

Maurice P. Merrill 

Members Graduating 

Joseph M. Boyce Ensign Otis 
Hiram B. T. Chandler David T. Parker 

Ridgley C. Clark Frederick L. Pennell 

Neal W. Cox Paul H. Powers 

Earl H. Coyle Plarry W. Purington 

Fred V. Delavina Aaron A. Putnam 

Murray C. Donnell Clarence P. Robinson 
William W. FaircloughEdward T. Sanborn 

Charles E. Files Karl D. Scates 

George H. Foss Floyd T. Smith 

Arthur H. Huse Rufus E. Stetson 

Karl B. Kilborn Russell S. Taylor 

Sturgis E. Leavitt Nathan S. Weston 
Walter D. Lee 

The degree of Master of Arts pro merito 
was awarded to Edville G. Abbott, '06, and 
Leroy W. Coons, '07. 

The Trustees conferred also the following 
honorary degrees : Doctor of Laws on Henry 
L. Chapman, '66 ; Frederick H. Hamilton, '64 ; 
and Frederick Dodge; Doctor of Letters on 
Frank L. Dingley, '62 ; and Master of Arts 
on Henry Deering. 

The benediction was pronounced by Rever- 
end John S. Sewall, '50, this concluding the 
commencement exercises for the Class of 1908. 

Immediately after the exercises, all marched 
to Memorial Hall there to partake of the Com- 
mencement Dinner. Over three hundred were 
seated in the hall, and after the dinner listened 
to many speeches of exceptionally high stand- 
ard. First, the college hymn was sung, led by 
Henry L. Chapman, '66; then President Hyde 
briefly reviewed the many accomplishments of 
the past successful year ; he dwelt especially 
upon the record in athletics established by the 
undergraduates, the generosity of friends and 
alumni in giving money to the college, the fact 
that at last Bowdoin has become technically as 
well as in reality an undenominational college, 
and the sad. sudden death of Professor Lee. 

The next speaker was James P. Baxter of 
Portland, who in behalf of many alumni pre- 
sented to the college a magnificent oil painting 
of General Joshua L. Chamberlain. Mr. Bax- 
ter briefly reviewed the brilliant career of Gen- 
eral Chamberlain, then unveiled the painting 
which will now continue to hold a place in 
Memorial Hall. 

The gift was received by General T. H. Flub- 
bard, who paid a most eloquent tribute (o Gen- 
eral Chamberlain as a fighting soldier, a states- 
man, and scholar. 

Following General Hubbard, General Cham- 
berlain himself was introduced as the next 
speaker, and was given a resounding ovation. 
General Chamberlain reviewed in brief in a 
perfect speech the varied career of his life — 
especially the fifty odd years during which time 
he has always been in some capacity officially 
connected with the college. The other speak- 



ers of the afternoon were: Professor W. T. 
Hewett of Cornell University ; Reverend Frank 
Sewall for the Class of 1858 ; Orville D. Baker 
for '68 ; George C. Purington for '78 ; Rever- 
end Percival F. Marston for '88; and as the 
last speaker, Doctor Daniel A. Robinson, '73. 


The Reunion Trophy was awarded this year 
to the Class of 1858. This class had seven out 
of its thirteen living members present at the 
exercises, so giving them a percentage of 53.8 
enabling them to win over '78 by less than one 
per cent. 


On Tuesday of Commencement Week the 
boards elected Mr. Roderick Scott to the posi- 
tion of Christian Association Secretary for 
next year. Mr. Scott graduated from Haver- 
ford College in 1906, in 1907 received an A.M. 
from Haverford, and this spring has received 
an A.M. from Harvard for work in English 
and Elocution. He will be here when college 
opens, throughout the year will have general 
charge of the work of the Christian Association 
and will also be connected with the English 
Department as an assistant. He is a young 
man with plenty of enthusiasm, and one who 
has graduated from a small college in which 
the Christian Association is maintained on the 
same principle as at Bowdoin so that he will 
easily catch the Bowdoin point of view, and 
will be able not only to make the present work 
of our Association more efficient, but to help 
the Association to branch out on new lines, and 
to arouse in its work an even more general 
interest than has already been evmced by the 


The men who are to represent Bowdoin this 
year at the Northfield Y. M. C. A. Conference 
for the colleges of the Eastern United States 
and Canada left Brunswick on June 25. The 
party consisted of L. F. Timberlake, '09, M. 
P. Gushing, '09, A. W. Stone, '10, and E. G. 
Fifield, '11. At Portland they were joined by 
five Portland boys, from the Chestnut Street 
Methodist church. These five went to the con- 
vention as a part of the Bowdoin delegation, 

and were by name H. Eaton, E. Strout, C. A. 
Bickford, H. Merrill, and J. Daily. 

At the convention, the party met the other 
delegations from the State, and to their own 
delegation added C. C. Robinson, '00, the State 
Student Secretary, and Roderick Scott, who is 
to be the Secretary of the Bowdoin Christian 
Association next year. Professor Foster was 
present for a few days, and David R. Porter, 
'06, who was on the convention program, also 
visited the Bowdoin tents. 


' On June 10, after a hard battle which lasted 
for twelve innings, Colby defeated Bowdoin at 
Waterville, by a score of 3 to 2. The lateness 
of the date was occasioned by a severe rain 
storm which prevented the original date of 
May 23 from being suitable for the game. 

Wandtke was the first man up for Bowdoin. 
He was put out on an easy foul to Dwyer. 
McDade struck out and Harris went out on a 
foul fly to Tibbetts. Colby started off well. 
Good reached first on an error by Manter. 
Shaw hit safely and Dwyer sacrificed sending 
both men to second and third. Files struck 
out Vail, and Gary went out on an easy 
grounder to Files. Colby succeeded in getting 
men on bases in the first three innings, but 
could not score. In the fourth and fifth, Colby 
went out in order. In the sixth inning, Colby 
scored. Dwyer drew a base on balls and stole 
second. Vail advanced him to third on a hit 
and Dwyer scored on the "squeeze play." 
Colby scored another run in the eighth. Shaw 
hit safety and scored on a wild pitch by Files. 
This brought the game to the first half of the 
ninth. Up to this time Bowdoin had been play- 
ing in a trance. Wandtke now flew out to 
Shaw, but McDade got a base on balls, Harris 
hit safely, Stanwood hit a grounder to Flood, 
who threw it wild, and McDade scored. Files 
hit a long fly to Gary, and Harris scored on the 
throw in. Stanwood was caught trying to 
steal home. The game was fast from now on. 
In the last of the twelfth, with two out, Manter 
muffed a grounder hit by Blake. Blake 
reached second on another error by Manter, 
then Flood came up and drove him home with 
a clean hit. 




ab r bh po a e 

Good, p 5 I I 5 

Shaw, cf 4 I 2 2 o o 

D vvyer, c 3 I o ii I o 

Vail, rf 5 o o 3 o 

Cary, If S o o 3 i o 

Tibbitts, 3b 5 o 2 I 

Buker, lb 5 I 2 11 o 

Blake, 2b 5 2 5 

Flood, ss 4 o I I 2 2 

Totals 41 3 6 36 IS 2 



Wandtke, 3b 5 o o 2 2 o 

McDade, If 4 i i i o o 

Harris, ss 5 i 3 3 4 I 

Stanwood, ib S o o 16 i i 

Files, p 4 o o 4 I 

Manter, 2b 3 o 3 6 3 

Caldwell, cf S o 2 o i 

Bower, c 4 o o 6 2 o 

Lawlis, rf 4 o 2 o 

Totals 39 2 4 *3S I9 7 

*Two out when winning run was made. 

Colby 0000 I 00 1000 I — 3 

Bowdoin ...00000000200 — 2 

Two-base hit — Buker. Sacrifice hits — Dwyer, 
Files. Base on balls— Off Good 2; off Files 3- 
Struck out — By Good 9; by Files 6. Stolen bases— 
Dwyer, Harris. Double plays — Harris, Manter and 
Stanwood; Manter and Wandtke. Wild pitch- 
Files. Passed ball — Dwyer. Hit by pitched ball^ 
Manter. Umpire — Carrigan. Time — 2.10. 


Shortly after the Colby game the baseball 
team elected as captain of the season 1909 John 
W. Manter, '09. Manter was ineligible during 
his Freshman year, because he had registered 
at Bates — but he played second base on the 
'varsity both his Sophomore and Junior years. 
He is one of the best all-round baseball men 
in the State, and is probably the best man at 
covering either first or second base. He has 
played summer ball in the small Maine leagues, 
last summer playing on the Fort Fairfield team, 
of which he was captain during the latter part 
of the season. 

]\Ianter is the only man in college now hold- 
ing the right to wear the three big B's. In his 
Sophomore year he made the 'varsity football 
team and relay team, and last year on the 'var- 
sity track team took second place in the quar- 
ter-mile in the Maine meet. Fie is well deserv- 
ing of a place as leader of one of the teams, 
and should make an efficient baseball captain. 


About a week before college closed, the stu- 
dents received with regret the resignation by 
T. C. Commins, '10, of next year's football cap- 
taincy. The 1907 team met before the end of 
examinations and elected Daniel M. McDade, 
"09, as the new captain. Last fall McDade 
was not a member of the team, but this was 
merely because he was out of college earning 
money to defray his expenses. He played 
center on the 'varsity team in both his Fresh- 
man and Sophomore years, and in spite of his 
light weight earned by his fighting qualities 
the reputation of being the state's best center. 
There is a possibility that next year he will shift 
his position to end or to the backfield — but 
wherever he plays there is no doubt that he 
will be the leader of the team, and will make 
one of the best fighting captains Bowdoin has 
ever sent on the field. He has called the team 
back to college on the tenth of September, so 
as to get the men working together before the 
Harvard game on the thirtieth. 

The reason for Commins' resignation was 
that he had been out of college a great deal 
owing to the illness of his father, and after his 
father's death last month, he did not expect 
that he would return to Bowdoin next fall. 
There is now a chance, however, that he will 
come back, and will again be able to fill his 
place at right tackle. 


Arthur W. Hughes, '09, has been elected to 
lead next year's tennis team. Hughes was 
chosen captain of the team in the fall of his 
Sophomore year, when none of the 'varsity 
men remained in college, and the captaincy was 
awarded to the winner of the Fall Tournament. 
He, however, left college during the winter 
and therefore was unable to lead the team last 
spring. This year he returned to college, and 
with Martin, '10, won the championship of the 
State in doubles. Fie is a fast, strong player, 
and is without doubt the right man to captain 
the team. 


C. C. Hutchins, treasurer, in account with Bowdoin 

Athletic Council : 
To balance received from Wm. A. Moody, 

Treasurer $599 67 

Interest on deposits 8 79 

Balance of baseball accounts 38 10 






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Coll ege B otes 

At this spring's Harvard Commencement, Edward 
A. Duddy, Bowdoin, '07, was among those to receive 
the degree of A.M. 

There has been placed in the Searles Science Build- 
ing an appropriate memorial tablet in memory of 
Professor Leslie A, Lee. 

Earl Baldwin Smith, '11, has been awarded the 
Annie E, Purinton scholarship which is awarded 
this year for the first time. It consists of the income 
of $5,000. 

Governor William T. Cobb was elected to the 
Board of Trustees to fill the vacancy left by the 
death of General Marshall Brown ; and Frederick A. 
Powers of Houlton was elected by the Overseers as a 
member of their Board. 

Many votes were passed by the Trustees and Over- 
seers, but most of them were acknowledgments of 
gifts, or votes making clear the disposition of money 
already held. To the faculty there was added Mr. 
Manton Copeland as Instructor in Biology for one 
year, and Acting Professor Alba M. Edwards was 
re-elected to his position for another year. Mr. Rod- 
erick Scott was elected General Secretary of the 
Christian Association, receiving his salary from the 
Collins Foundation, and he was also appointed to the 
position of Instructor in English. 

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In the death of Professor Leslie Alexander 
Lee, the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Ten 
has sustained a loss of which it is keenly sensi- 
ble, a loss as afflicting to the class as it is irrep- 
arable to the college. As a teacher, his com- 
panionship was inspiring; as a friend, older 
and wiser than ourselves, we loved him. His 
was a career brilliant in its achievement, a 
character noble in its kindliness and love. And 
now that death has taken him from us and has 
restored him to the son who had so sadly gone 
before, the college is left to mourn for one of 
her most faithful servants, and the class to 
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the sincerity of our sorrow, we cannot but 
remember those who were bound to him by the 
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Bowdoin Starts the Season Well — Weather Condi= 
tions Poor 

Bowdoin won her first football game of the 
season by defeating Fort McKinley, 28 to o. 
The result, considering the dusty condition 
of the field and the warm temperature of the 
day, was gratifying and indicates that Bow- 
doin has reasonable hopes for future success 
when the men have played together for a 
longer length of time. Several men made 
their first appearance as Bowdoin players and 
they produced a favorable impression upon 
the spectators. During the progress of the 
game, several shifts were made in the line-up 
and, as a result, nearly every man on the 
squad was given a thorough "try out." With 
the exception of a couple of long runs by F. 
Smith the touchdowns were scored by hard, 
consistent football. Newman showed good 
form in punting and he bids fair to do some 
creditable work in that department. Hindi 
at end. King, Smith and McDade at halves, 
and Wilson at quarter all played remarkably 
well for an early season game. The line-up 
was as follows : 

Bowdoin Fort McKinley 

Wandtke, l.e r.e., Morse 

R. W. Smith, l.e r.t, McSweeney, Ridley 

Newman, Hastings, l.t r.g., Farcli, Schroder 

Hinkley, Jackson, l.g c, Cowan 

McDade, Capt., c l.g., Appleton 

Boynton, c l.t., Bryant 

Burns, r.g l.t., Wawrizznsak 

Crosby, r.t I.e., Keenan 

Hinch, r.e I.e., Brooks 

Wilson, Sullivan, q.b q.b., Brennan, Tyler 

Frank Smith, McDade, l.h.b.. .r.h.b., True, O'Connor 

King, ■ Wakefield, r.h.b l.h.b., Slater, Apple 

Gastonguay, f.b f.b., Costello, McSweeney 

Score — Bowdoin, 28; Fort McKinley, 0. Touch- 
downs — Gastonguay, King, Smith 2, Newman. Goals 
from touchdowns — Smith 2, McDade. Umpire — ■ 
Wm. R. Crowley. Referee — Dr. O'Sullivan. Lines- 
man — Burton and Flaherty. Time — 15 and lo-min- 
ute halves. Timer — Henry A. Wing of Lewiston. 


Harvard barely succeeded in defeating 
Bowdoin in the first game of the season at the 
Stadium, 5 to o. Harvard tried the forward 
pass, line plunges and end runs, but showed 
poor team work. Bowdoin relied entirely on 
old style football, chiefly line bucking. The 
ball was on one side of the field as often as 
the other, and neither could mak& decisive 
gains in the first half. The single touchdown 
was made by Smith early in the second half, 
after he had made an end run of 30 yards and 
the crimson had made a series of line plunges. 
The game was full of fumbles by both teams. 

The line-up : 

Harv.m!d Bowdoin 

Harding, I I.e., Wandtke 

McKay, l.t l.t., Newman, Timberlake 

Burr, l.g l.g., Hinckley 

Phillips, l.g. 
Barr, l.g. 

Nourse, c c, McDade 

Hoar, r.g r.g.. Burns 

Forschiemer, r.t r.t., Crosby 

Ver Wiebe, r.t. 

Crowley, Manley, r.e r.e., Hinch 

Browne, Cutler, q.b q.b., Wilson 

P. Smith, White, l.h.b l.h.b., F. Smith 

Graydon, Sprague, r.h.b r.h.b.. King 

Kennard, Vogel, f.b f.b., Gastonguay 

The summary : 

Score : Harvard 5 ; Bowdoin o. Touchdown — 
Smith. Referee — J. B. Pendleton of Bowdoin. 
Umpire — E. N. Hall of Dartmouth. Field Judge — 
J. D. Connelly of Dartmouth. Time — is-minute 


One Senior, Two Juniors, Four Sophomores, One 
Hundred and Fourteen Freshmen, Four Specials 

Atwell, R. K. 

Crossland, E. 
Babbitt, G. H. 

Babbitt, J. H. 
Bailey, R. E. G. 

Portsmouth, N. H. 

Albany, N. Y. 

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Brummett, J. L. 
Johnson, J. L. 

Abbott, C. G. 
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Adams, Charles F., Jr. 
Allen, James B. 
Andrews, Harold A. 
Ashey, H. C. L. 
Arenovsky, H. C. 
Auten, Meredith 
Bailey, C. O., Jr. 
Barbour, Elden G. 
Blanchard, Solomon M. 
Bradford, Eugene F. 
Bragdon, Lester L. 
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Brooks, G. Clark 
Bryant, Herbert L. 
Burdick, Albert E. 
Burlingame, M. W. 
Burns, Kendrick 
Chapman, C. R. 
Churchill, Kenneth 
Clarke, C. L. 
Cole, Philip P. 
Cole, Robert D. 
Conant, Richard O. 
Corea, George T. 
Cousins, E. F. 
Crane, J. L. 
Cressey, George F. 
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Dodge, Willis E. 
Dunn, Percy O. 
Eaton, C. W. 
Estes, Roy L. 
Foote, L. S. 
Foss, Reginald E. 
Fuller, Walter A. 
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Gillin, James M. 
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Harrington, Francis E. 
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Spinney, William R. 
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Stewart, George H. 
Tibbetts, George A. 
Timberlake, C. B. 
Torrey, Edward W. 
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Track Training Well Under Way — An Urgent Need 
for Men 

Under the direction of Coach Morrill the 
track men are actively engaged in getting 
into condition for their fall work. They start 
every day at three-thirty from the athletic 
field. The sprinters and shorter distance men 
are taking their preliminary work on the 
cinder track. Toward the later part of Octo- 
ber there is to be a handicap meet and, in 
addition to this, there will be weekly hare and 
hound runs for the purpose of varying the 
monotony of the ordinary cross country 
grind. A cross country race with Tufts is 
under consideration and also a meeting is to 
be arranged with the teams from Harvard 
and "Tech." A training table will be estab- 
lished later on in the fall for the cross coun- 
try men. The prospects for a good cross 
country team are none too bright for reason 
of the scarcity of material. There is no 
reason why a good team cannot be developed 
but in order to produce such a team the fel- 
lows must pocket their laziness and turn out. 
Now, if ever, is the year when Bowdoin must 
support the creditable successes of last spring 
and the only way that this can be done is for 
the fellows to turn out and work. 


One of the most valuable opportunities con- 
nected with life at Bowdoin is that of hearing 
once each month a preacher whose reputation 
is national and who but for this invitation from 

Bowdoin might possibly never address a 
Maine audience. These men illustrate wide 
diversity of creed and religious point of view, 
but they all bring to us their best and are 
worth listening to, not only from the motive of 
religion but as part of a course of general cul- 
ture. The fund making this board of preach- 
ers possible is given by Professor and Mrs. 
George T. Files. The list of preachers as 
far as made out for the college year is as fol- 
lows : 

October i8— Rev. O. P. Gifford, Minister 
Brookline Baptist Church, Brookline, Mass. 

December 13 — Prof. William Knox, Profes- 
sor in Union Seminary, New York. 

January 17 — Rev. H. Roswell Bates, Minis- 
ter Spring Street Presbyterian Church, New 

February 14 — Rev. Floyd Tomkins, Rector 
Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia. 

April 28 — Rev. Paul Revere Frothingham, 
Minister Arlington Street Unitarian Church, 

May 16 — Rev. Elwood Worcester, Rector 
Emmanuel Church, Boston. 

These men preach in the morning at the 
Church on the Hill, conduct college chapel in 
the afternoon, and in most cases will meet the 
students under the auspices of the Christian 
Association in the evening. 


Crisis Litile Changed — Fellows Urged to Give Support 

It seems opportune to remind the fellows 
that little has been done since the opening of 
college to relieve the baseball situation. The 
Association still has outstanding promises to 
help among the students to the amount of 
one hundred and fifty dollars. The out- 
standing debts of the association are approxi- 
mately one hundred and fifty-five dollars. 
With these figures in view, it is apparent 
that if the fellows do not go back on 
their words the situation will soon be cleared 

[Continued on page 99J 




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No. 1 1 

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Attention ! attention to the notice 

recently posted announcing 
that the competition for an associate editorship 
on the board has begun and requesting all men 
wishing to become candidates to hand their 
names either to the managing editor or to the 
editor-in-chief. We feel that a word of 
explanation, as to the character of the contest 
advertised, might not be entirely devoid of 
interest. The board elects each year, in 
Alarch, one Sophomore and three Freshmen to 
the position of an associate editor. These men 

are chosen for the board on the basis of the 
quantity and quality of tlieir submitted mate- 
rial. A careful record is kept of their work 
and the board, at their annual elective meet- 
ing, vote with reference to efficiency of their 
work. The number of men that have so far 
signified their desire to become candidates for 
the board has been gratifying and we would 
urge all who intend to try for a position on 
the board to hand in their names at their earli- 
est convenience. 

We heard a prominent 
An Old Question business man once remark 
that in his estimation col- 
lege men were bright enough but they lacked 
one valuable quality and that quality was the 
ability to do things on time. In this connec- 
tion we are reminded of an instance that hap- 
pened last year at Bowdoin. One evening at 
a mass-meeting, at which certain members of 
the faculty were present, it was decided that 
a committee should be appoined to consider 
the plan of having some organization that 
would be representative of the students. This 
committee was to report its findi.igs to the 
Orient two weeks after the date of its appoint- 
ment. Unlike the traditional cat the commit- 
tee never came back and so the Orient ha% 
never published anything but a couple of 
invectives that should have been cudgels 
against their slothful heads. 

We suspend judgment as to whether or no 
this bears out the statement of the aforesaid 
business man. This much we do think and 
that is we ought to have a committee appointed 
and speedily inaugurate some kind of a stu- 
dent representative body. The need of such a 
body is cordially felt. Wesleyan, Princeton, 
Dartmouth and Williams all have their forms 
of partial student control. We need some- 
thing of the sort at Bowdoin. What ancient 
customs we had are dropping out. Think the 
matter over and write out some sort of sug- 
gestion and let us print it in the columns of 
the Orient. 




[Continued from page gy] 

Up and the prohibition wisely placed by the 
Athletic Council, that there shall be no more 
baseball until all debts are paid, will then be 
raised and the season can go on. As it is, 
Manager Webster cannot arrange his schedule 
till everything is cleared up. The matter is 
thus put in the students' hands, either they 
support baseball and have a team or give their 
former half-hearted support and baseball at 
Bowdoin becomes a thing of the past. 


After lying dormant for a period of two 
years the musical talent of the college is to be 
put into shape by Mr. Brigham, the new in- 
structor in Latin. Mr. Brigham was, while 
in college, the leader of one of the best bands 
that we have ever had here, and there is no 
reason to doubt but that under his direction 
we shall have a band of which the college can 
be proud. 

As a preliminary movement Mr- Brigham 
called the ba^d men together on Monday 
evening, and twenty-five men responded to 
the call. Capt. McDade of the football team 
was present and gave an informal talk on the 
need of a band in college, and Mr. Brigham 
outlined the work which he proposed to do, 
provided he has the co-operation of the stu- 
dent body. It is strongly urged that every 
man who can play any band instrument get 
out and work. It is not only an opportunity 
to do something for the college, but it is a 
grand chance to get drill in band work, and, if 
the band makes good, to earn some money. 


Five new instructors have been added to 
the faculty for the coming year. The Christ- 
ian Association will have a general secretary 
in the person of Mr. Scott. Mr. Scott is a 
graduate of Haverford, from which institution 

he later took an A.M. degree and last year he 
secured the degree A.M. from Harvard. 
Together with his Christian Association work, 
Mr. Scott will be an instructor in English. 
Mr. Bridgham, instructor in Latin and An- 
cient History, graduated from Bowdoin in the 
Class of 1904 and from here he went to Dart- 
mouth where he had secured a fellowship. 
After taking an A.M. degree from Dartmouth, 
he went to Groton School where he was mas- 
ter in English and Latin. Mr. Bridgham has 
also studied at the University of Chicago. The 
assistant in Chemistry this year is to be Mr. 
Cram, a Bowdoin graduate in the Class of 
1904. Since his graduation from Bowdoin, 
Mr. Cram has done graduate work in Chemis- 
try at Johns Hopkins University. The chair 
in Biology this year will be occupied by Mr. 
Copeland who, besides being a graduate of the 
Lawrence Scientific School, has also taken his 
degree of Ph.D. at Harvard University. 


Some Lively Work in Prospect 

Among the activities that are here to stay is 
that of debating. Bowdoin has been emi- 
nently successful in her career as a follower 
of this popular line of college activity. This 
year bids fair to be a banner one for Bowdoin 
debating circles. A two-year agreement has 
been formally entered upon with Wesleyan 
University. One of the features of this agree- 
ment is method which will be practiced by the 
judges in rendering their decision. Last year 
at the Syracuse debate it will be remembered 
that the spectators were given a long, tiresome 
wait before hearing the ultimate outcome of 
the contest. This year at the conclusion of 
the debate each judge will write his decision 
upon a piece of paper and hand it to the pre- 
siding officer and he will then announce the 
winner. Negotiations are pending for a 
debating contest in Portland with possibly 
Brown, University of Virginia or New York 




Possibility of a Fail Tournament — Prospects for 
Next Spring 

In spite of the hard and baked condition of 
the courts, a considerable amotint of promising 
tennis material has been noticeable by the con- 
sistency with which they have been practicing. 
A fall tournament, altho by no means a cer- 
tainty, is being considered by both Manager 
Morss and Captain Hughes. When seen rel- 
ative to such a fall work out they both said 
that the possibility would depend largely upon 
the amount of enthusiasm for tennis which 
was evinced by the fellows. Manager Morss 
is hard at work arranging some attractive con- 
tests for the coming spring. These contests 
will include a dual match with Dartmouth or 
Vermont, the Maine Intercollegiate and the 
New England Intercollegiate meets. 


Because of the change in the United States 
postal laws, it is necessary for the manage- 
ment of the Orient to send out its subscrip- 
tions for advance payment. According to this 
new law all subscriptions must be paid before 
April I, 1909, or the Orient (a weekly paper) 
cannot be entered in our post offices as second- 
class matter. This would mean full postage 
which would put the Orient out of existence 
financially. Will the subscribers please remem- 
ber this and forward as soon as possible their 

Business Manager. 

The Class of 1875 Prize in American His- 
tory will be awarded this year for the best 
essay on one of the following subjects: 

1. The Relation of Church and State in 
New England Towns in the Eighteenth Cen- 

2. The Politics of John C. Calhoun, 1840- 

3. The Politics of Charles Sumner, 1850- 

Essays should contain not less than fif- 
teen, nor more than twenty-five thousand 
words. All essays must be submitted in type- 
written form to Professor Allen Johnson not 
later than May i, 1909. The competition is 
open to Seniors and Juniors. 

The Bennett Prize will be awarded this 
year for the best essay on one of the follow- 
ing subjects : 

1. The History of Municipal Govern- 
ment in Maine. 

2. The Practical Operations of Govern- 
ment in some large American City. (The 
William H. Baldwin Prize of One Hundred 
Dollars will be awarded for the best essay on 
this theme. The competition is open to under- 
graduates in American colleges. The an- 
nouncement will be found on the Bulletin 
Board in the Library.) 

Essays should contain not less than five, 
nor more than ten thousand words. All 
essays must be submitted to Professor Allen 
Johnson not later than May i, 1909. The 
competition is open to Seniors and Juniors. 

Students who intend to compete for these 
prizes are advised to consult with Professor 
Johnson before beginning work. 

Colleoe Botes 

New Meadows Inn will close after Topsham Fair. 

Lente, Medic., '11, returned to join the football 
squad, Saturday. 

Cole, 'og, Macomber, '10, and Bailey, '08, have 
returned to college this year. 

Wiggin, Partridge and Berry, all of 191 1, are try- 
ing for Assistant Manager of Football. 

Prof. Moody has entered his pacer, Triangle, in vj^ 
the free-for-all sweepstake class at Topsham Fair. 

The Bugle Board will meet every Monday even- 
ing during the year with the editor at the Psi Up"si- 
lon House. 

A portrait of General Chamberlain,, given by 
friends, was placed in Memorial Hall Commence- 
ment, while during vacation a pastel portrait of 
General Chamberlain, done from a photograph by 
Joseph Cahill, decorator in the chapel, has been 
placed in the Boyd Gallery. 



Tom Commins, ex-'io, and Dresser, ex-'op, 
attended the Harvard game, Wednesday. 

McFarland, 'ii, who is working at the Poland 
Spring House, will not return to college until the 
middle of October. 

Through the kindness of Mrs. Leslie A. Lee, a 
portrait called La Mere Adele done by Elizabeth 
Nourse has been loaned to the Boyd Gallery. 

On Wednesday evening of Commencement Week, 
Ansel C. Denning, '05, who captained the champion- 
ship 1905 track team, was married to Miss Elizabeth 
H. Cuskley of Minot. 

The men who have thus far signified their inten- 
tion of trying for the Orient Board are Sullivan, 
Robbins, and Sanford, '11, and Timberlake, Spinney, 
Lee, Fuller and McCormick, '12. 

The proctors who have been chosen for next 
year are : A. W. Moulton in N. W. ; C. O. Bower in 
S. W. ; K. R. Tefift in N. M. ; J. J. Stahl in S. M. ; H. 
Atwood in N. A.; and H. H. Burton in S. A. 

A new feature of Class Day was the informal 
reception given on that afternoon in Hubbard Hall, 
by the Class of 1903 to "The Class Wives and 
Babies." Several of the eig*hteen "class wives" and 
one of the ten "class babies" turned out for this occa- 

It will be interesting to the students to know that 
a system of ventilation has at last been discovered 
that will be effective in the Art Building. Small 
ventilators have been inserted in the glass roofs of 
various galleries and as a result the ventilation is 
much improved in the building. 

The Dramatic Club held its last meeting on June 
15, and listened to a most entertaining poem written 
by Miss Curtis, the coach, telling of the year's expe- 
riences. The officers of the club chosen for next 
year were as follows : President, J. Standish Sim- 
mons, '09; Manager, Harry W. Woodward, '10; 
Assistant Manager, Harry L. Wiggin, '11. 

Of the many students who use a fountain pen, 
few realize that it was invented by a Bowdoin 
undergraduate. In 1839 Newell A. Prince of the 
Class of 1840 devised a tin-barreled pen which he 
used in taking notes, and while he did not perfect 
and patent his invention till over ten years later, 
this somewhat crude affair may be regarded as the 
progenitor of the modern fountain pen. 

Several much needed improvements have been 
made in the gymnasium birilding during the summer 
vacation. A new hardwood floor has been placed in 
the main part of the building, new valves have been 
put into the shower baths by the aid of which the 
bather is enabled to keep the alternating currents in 
subjection, and the bath tubs have been scraped. 

One of the most interesting of many gifts received 
by the library during the summer is an elegantly 
bound album containing the photographs of the Class 
of 1870 taken at the time of graduation. This was 
presented by Davis T. Timberlake, Esq., of 
Lancaster, N. H. The college still lacks correspond- 
ing albums of the Classes of 1868, 1869, 1871, 1872, 
1873, 1877, 1878 and 1879 to make complete the 
series which begins with 1859. 


There appeared in the papers of Commencement 
Week a table of Bowdoin's ten strongest men. The 
table is based on the results of the physical tests held 
in the fall in Doctor Whittier's office. It is not an 
absolutely fair table because most of the results given 
for the Juniors and Sophomores are those obtained 
when they first came to college. 

The list is nevertheless of much interest and is as 
follows : 

Total strength Condition 

B. C. Morrill, '10, 1102.2 £25.6 
J. D. Clifford, '10 880.7 186.S 
L. Davis, 'ii 822.2 288.2 
J. A. Davis, '08 821.7 270. 
J. W. Manter, '09 781. 246.7 

C. A. Boynton, '10 772.4 205.2 
R. M. Pennell, '09 768. 215.7 
S. H. Hussey, '11 754.5 235.5 
H. Q. Hawes, '10 754.4 220.1 
P. T. Nickerson, '10 746.8 177.6 


CLASS OF 1900 

Islay F. McCormick to Vivian Bowen Putnam of 
Portland, June 22, igo8. 

Rev. Frederick C. Lee to Grace Erma Dean of 
Brookline, Mass., June 30, 1908. 

CLASS OF 1901 

Dr. E. Motley Fuller to Daisie Crawford Hubbard 
of Brunswick, June 13, 1908. 

CLASS OF 1902 

Ralph P. Bodwell to Margaret Frances Will of 
Brunswick, July 14, 1908. 

Dr. Harold R. Webb to Eliza Belle Deane of Can- 
ton, Mass., July 15, 1908. 

CLASS OF 1904 

William F. Coan to Mary Chisholm Mcintosh of 
Salem, Mass., June 20, 1908. 

Gerald G. Wilder to Kathleen E. Hobart of Pem- 
broke, Me., July 16, 1908. 



Austin E. Spear to Anita Wooley of Philadelphia, 
Aug. 26, 1908. 

Gilman H. Campbell to Annie Meserve of Scar- 
boro, Sept. 2, 1908. 


Robert K. Eaton to Lena Jane Braj'ton of Whit- 
insville, Mass., Aug. 15, 1908. 

James A. Clarke to Clarissa Laughlin of Portland, 
Aug. 5, 1908. 

CLASS OF igo6 

Henry P. Chapman to Marion Ehna Ralph of 
Somerville, Mass., September, 1908. 

Hlumni Department 

Death has removed seven names from the list of 
Bowdoin's living alumni since Commencement Day. 
The first, on June 27, was Samuel P. Harris of the 
Class of 1900, who distinguished himself for mathe- 
matical scholarship in college and whose life, had it 
been spared, would doubtless have proved worthy 
of the name he bore. 

No more loyal son of the college could well be 
found than John L. Crosby of the Class of 1853, 
whose death took place July 3 after a long illness. 
For twenty years a member of the Board of Over- 
seers, he had served for sixteen years on its most 
important committee, that of Finance, and no one 
connected with the administration of the college 
could remain ignorant of the active interest he took 
in its welfare. 

The Class of 1844 which included more men of 
prominence, perhaps, than any other between those 
of 1825 and i860, has been reduced to two by the 
death on July 13 of Dr. Charles E. Swan, a promi- 
nent physician of Calais, once trustee of the college 
and many times mayor of his native city. 

In the same month occurred in Colorado and in 
Maine the deaths of two prominent Bowdoin law- 
yers, George T. Sumner, '66, and Orville Dewey 
Baker, '68. Of the brilliant gifts and remarkable 
ability of the latter there is no need to speak, for 
few adults in his native state have not at some time 
been impressed with his eloquence. 

The far-reaching influence of Bowdoin is exem- 
plified by the last name on the list. Hosea H. 
Smith, LL.D., Class of 1842, died 14 September at 
Atlanta, Georgia. His entire life after graduation 
was given to educational work in the South, and he 
left his impress upon the schools of at least two 
states. North Carolina and Texas. Among his 

children is the present governor of Georgia, Hon. 
Hoke Smith. 

'76. — The friends of Rev. Collins G. Burnham of 
Chicopee, Mass., will learn with regret that his 
rather frail health compels him to resign the pas- 
torate held twenty years and to seek the milder cli- 
mate of the Hawaiian Islands. He has been secre- 
tary of the General Association for several years, and 
received an excellent training for that important 
office as scribe of the Hampden Conference. His 
work in Chicopee has been of the quiet, substantial 
type, marked by harmony within the church and 
appreciativeness on the part of the community. His 
service on the school committee for the last twelve 
years has been marked by the conscientiousness and 
thoroughness which he has put into all his secreta- 
rial duties. He will leave next month for Lahaina, 
located on a beautiful island one hundred miles 
from Honolulu. He will preach to the English- 
speaking people in this town and its vicinity, and 
have general supervision of the missionary work 
carried on by the Hawaiian Evangelical Association. 

'62. — Col, Joseph Noble, assistant chief of the 
division of loans and currency of the Treasury 
Department, was stricken with heart failure in the 
Treasury building at Washington, Wednesday, 17 
June, 1908, and died while on the way to the hos- 
pital. Col. Noble was born 7 October, 1839, at 
Augusta, Me. He left college before graduation, 
entered the army as 2d lieutenant, 9th Maine Vol- 
unteers and was promoted successively to the rank 
of lieutenant-colonel. He was appointed to the 
Treasury Department in 1870 and was continuously 
in its service till the time of his death. 

'70.— Hon. D. S. Alexander of Buffalo, N. Y,, has 
been nominated for Congress the seventh time. In 
his district nomination is equivalent to election. 

'71. — Augustine Simmons was re-elected Judge of 
Probate for Somerset County by a larger vote than 
that of any other candidate, at the recent election. 

'72. — Herbert Harris is secretary and treasurer of 
the Portland Esperanto Society. 

'06. — Fred L. Packard is to teach this year at 
Brookfield Center, Conn., in the Curtis School for 

'75. — Mr. Lincoln A. Rogers has recently become 
superintendent of the public schools of Dixfield and 
Mexico, with an office at Ridlonville, Me. 

'78. — The graduation anniversary of the Farming- 
ton Normal School this year marked the completion 
of twenty-five years of continuous service of the 
principal, George C. Purington. It was the occasion 
of a testimonial to the affection and respect in which 
he is held by his former pupils, such as rarely comes 
to any teacher, for several hundred of the alumni 
united in raising a purse of $1,200, which was 
secured so quietly that the beneficiary had not the 
slightest suspicion of the movement. 

'05. — John H. Woodruff stood at head of a list of 
thirty examinees at the examination recently given 
by the Vermont State Board of Medical Examiners. 
For the ensuing year he has an appointment at the 
Worcester Hospital. 



'84. — William K. Hilton, A.M., who for the past 
year has been instructor in Latin and book-keeping 
at the Bangor High School, has been elected princi- 
pal of Hampden Academy. 

'97. — William Frye White, Esq., has withdrawn 
from the firm of Cotton & White, Washington, D. C, 
and will begin the practice of law in Boston, Room 
816, Old South Building, on the first of July. 

'99. — Clifton A. Towle of Worcester Academy, 
was married June 20, 1908, to Annie Louise, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Guilford D. Stratton of Laconia, 
N. H. 

'00. — Harold P. West has charge of the French 
in the Browning School for Boys in New York City. 

'02. — Lyman A. Cousens, A.M., has been since 
the first of May a member of the firm of L. M. Cous- 
ens & Co., selling agents, Dana Warp Mills, Port- 
land, Me. 

'05. — Benjamin S. Haggett was married August 19, 
1908, to Anna Marguerite, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
James B. Young of Bath, Me. 

Med. 1905. — Dr. Don L. Harden of Brownville, 
Me., was married 3 June, 1908, to Miss Bessie Louise, 
daughter of Charles W. Burpee of Henderson, Me. 

'06. — David R. Porter will be one of the speakers 
at a joint session of the National Educational Asso- 
ciation and the Religious Education Association in 
Cleveland July i. It is expected that sixty thousand 
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NO. 12 


Bowdoin played her second out-of-town 
game last Saturday, when she defeated New 
Hampshire State College team by the score of 
15 to o. In the first half Bowdoin outplayed 
her opponents, scoring a touchdown in the 
first five minutes of play. This was soon fol- 
lowed by a second touchdown and when the 
whistle blew, Bowdoin had the ball on New 
Hampshire's one-yard line. In the second 
half, New Hampshire became more aggres- 
sive so 'that Bowdoin was held down to only, 
one touchdown. During the game New 
Hampshire made two unsuccessful attempts 
at field goals. The summary of the game fol- 
lows : 

Bowdoin New Hampshire 

King, l.e r.e.. Read 

H. Smith, Hinch, I.e. 

Crosby, l.t r.t., Richardson 

Burns, l.g r.g., Stevens 

Jackson, l.g. 

Boynton, c c, Lougee 

Haley, r.g l.g., H. Sanborn 

Newman, r.t l.t., Pittingill 

Wandtke, r.e I.e., Fisher 

Wilson, q.b q.b., McPheters 

Sullivan, q.b q.b., Peaslee 

McDade, l.h.b r.h.b., E. Sanborn 

Wakefield, l.h.b. 

F. Smith, r.h.b l.h.b.. Proud 

Gastonguay, f .b f .b., Loud 

Score — Bowdoin 15. Touchdowns — Newman, Mc- 
Dade, F. Smith. Umpire — Sullivan of Lewiston. 
Referee — Stevenson of Exeter. Linesmen — Waite 
and Reynolds. Time — 20 rn. and 15 m. periods. 


Adopted by Fourteen Coileges — Already in ils Second 

During the past decade the study of 
Argumentation in American colleges and 
universities has been assuming a more and 
more practical form. In this direction a 
marked step has been made by Prof. William 
T. Foster in his book "Argumentation and 
Debating" (Houghton Miffln Co.), issued in 
June, 1908. Prof. Foster has incorporated in 
his work the knowledge and experience gained 
as a debater and later as an exponent in 
reducing argumentation to a teachable art. 

This last he has done in a most systematic and 
practical way. 

The book seeks first of all to impress upon 
the student's mind the idea of science, method, 
order, principle and system not as prerequis- 
ites for debaters alone, but for the highest type 
of citizenship. To acc|uire the habit as Cardi- 
nal Newman has expressed it "of starting from 
fixed points and making his ground good as 
he goes." 

To bring the principles to students in the 
most practical form, an abundance of illustra- 
tive material drav/n from sources inter-related 
with student experience has been used and 
arranged so that in the class room the study 
of substance and form may •proceed together. 
The examples are concretely put : the inef- 
fective contrasts with the effective, the falla- 
cious with the logical. In fact, everything has 
been done to present the matter in a lucid and 
methodical way. And thru all, there rings a 
deep conviction in the vitality of the subject. 

The element of smallness- that enters so 
manv debates and leads an opponent to seek an 
unfair advantage is here discountenanced, and 
especial emphasis is laid on the spirit of gentle- 
manly fairness ; of freely admitting where 
admissions are possible and of giving an oppo- 
nent full credit for what he has done. 

In conclusion we cannot help remarking 
with the Nation that this is "in the truest sense 
of the word a very moral book ; a course 
founded upon it would have none of the musi- 
cal and knickknackical qualities of the literary 
curriculum, but would make certainly for the 
discipline of v/ill and reason and the forma- 
tion of character." The book is well sum- 
marized in the words of Dr. Henry van Dyke, 
"simple, sound and practical," and he adds, 
"the best text-book on this subject I am 
acquainted with." 

Bowdoin men will be pleased to know that 
this book has gone into the second edition and 
has been adopted for use by the following 
institutions : Bowdoin, Williams, Trinity, 
Tufts, Union, Cornell, Bates, University of 
Colorado, Elmira College, Mount Union Col- 
lege, Kenyon College, the Universities of 
Idaho, Utah and the Rhode Island College of 
Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. 




Christian Association Greats New Bowdoin Students 
witli Informal Reception 

The reception given to tlie Class of 191 2 by 
the Y. M. C. A. of Bowdoin College, was held 
in Hubbard Hall, Thursday evening, October 
1st. About two hundred were present, includ- 
ing several members of the faculty and their 
friends, also members from the three upper 

L. F. Timberlake, '09, the president of the 
Association, gave a short address of welcome 
to the members of the entering class and ear- 
nestly solicited their co-operation in working 
for the Association during the coming year. 
He then called on President Hyde who spoke 
briefly on ''Doing Good." Short talks from 
Prof. K. C. M. Sills, Prof. William T. Foster, 
Prof. H. L. Chapman and Roderick Scott, 
General Secretary of the Association, were 
much enjoyed. 

Then followed a social hour and an informal 
reception during which refreshments consist- 
ing of punch, ice-cream and dainties were 

The members of the reception committee 
were R. O. Brewster, '09, FI. N. Marsh, "09, 
and W. E. Robinson, '10. 

Gillin, l.f 

O'Neill, l.f.. 3 

Kennedy, It' o 

Weston; l.f 2 

JMarsh, l.f 

Hart, c.f 

Pratt, c.f 

Parcher, r.f 

Woodcock, r.f 

McCormick. r.f 3 

Totals 48 


8 13 


AB R DH xn PO E 

Purington, ss 5 2 i I o 2 

Devine, lb 5 i i 2 10 

Caldwell, c.f 5 2 2 2 i o 

Lawless, 3b 5 3 2 3 i I 

Byles, c 5 i i I 11 

Black, 2b 5 2 3 3 2 I 

Brummett, r.f 5 i i 2 o o 

Sanborn, l.f o o o o 

Burkctt, l.f 3 I o o I o 

Bradford, l.f i o o o 

Donnelly, p 4 o I i o 

Pearson, p o i 

Totals 43 


Home run — Abbott. Two base hits — Davis, De- 
vine, Lawless, Brummett. Stolen bases — Devine, 
Caldwell, Lawless, Brummett 2, Joy, Brooks 2. Ab- 
bott, Perry, Davis 3, Rowell. Struck out — By Abbott 
14. by Donnelly 7, by Pearson 3. Hit by pitched 
ball — Devine, Purington, Perry. Base on balls — By 
Abbott 3, by Donnelly 9, by Pearson 3. Umpires — 
Hobbs and Manter. Time — 2,10. 


Abundance of Promising Material Exhibited at Initial 
Appearance of Freshman Team 

Saturday afternoon, in the first game of the 
series the l^reshmen defeated the Sophomores, 
14 to 12. Donnelly, who started in the box 
for 191 1, pitched well until he weakened; and 
Pearson, who succeeded him, was hit rather 
freely. Several of the Freshmen, including 
Abbott, Davis, Rowell, Brooks, Grant, Joy, 
and Perry, made a good impression, and should 
figure as varsity material. Lawless, Black, 
and Devine played well for 191 1. 

The summary : 



Joy, c 3 I o 7 I 

Brooks, c 3 3 2 2 7 o 

Abbott, p 6 3 3 7 I I 

Perry, ib 3 o 4 

Holt, lb, c.f 4 I I r 2 I 

Davis, 2b 521210 

Grant, ss 5 2 i [ 2 i 

Rowell, 3b s 2 o I I 

Daniclls, l.f i o o o 


An Interesting Talk Upon Japan 

The Reverend Otis Cary of the American 
Missionary Board in Japan, conducted last 
Sunday's chapel services. Dr. Cary gave an 
entertaining talk upon Japan. As the ground- 
work of his talk, he brought up the possibility 
of a war between Japan and the United States. 
In regard to this. Dr. Cary said that at the 
present moment if there was one thine- Japan 
carnestlv desired that thing was peace. She 
had but lately immerged from a grueling war 
with Russia and in consequence the internal 
life of the kindgom was greatly disordered, 
r.esides this if there v\'as one country Japan 
respected it was the United States. Japan's 
respect. Dr. Cary believes, amounts to gratitude 
since she feels that it is due to the United 
States that she has been brought into close 
touch with the powers of the world. He 
cited an incident which occurred during the 
lamentable troubles in San Francisco. A 



prominent Japanese educator offered the 
children of a certain Tokio school the portrait 
of any man that they desired. As a result of 
the vote which was cast, the name of George 
Washington received the greatest number of 
ballots and he was closely pushed by Benjamin 
Franklin and Abraham Lincoln. This was 
indicative of the cordial feeling that the 
influencers of these children entertained 
toward America and great Americans. Dr. 
Gary's entire talk was entertaining and it is 
safe to say that few men left the chapel 
without taking away with them some in- 
teresting information in regard to Japan. 


Date of Initiation Set as Wednesday, Oct. 21. 

The Interfraternity Gouncil made up of one 
Senior from each fraternity has been organ- 
ized this year as follows : Alpha Delta Phi, G. 
O. Bower; Psi Upsilon, G. F. Garter; Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, T. F. Shehan; Theta Delta 
Ghi, Harrison Atwood ; Delta Upsilon, P. G. 
Bishop ; Zeta Psi, G. A. Scamman ; Kappa 
Sigma, E. F. Goodspeed ; Beta Theta Pi, T. D. 

The Gouncil met with Ghairman Atwood at 
the T. D. house last week, and a date for initia- 
tion was discussed. It was finally decided that 
the only available date is October 21, this 
being the Wednesday night between the Holy 
Gross and Golby games. It seems to be the 
general desire of the college to have initiation 
on a Friday evening so that more of the 
alumni will be able to get back, but to do this 
necessitates a postponement until after the 
football season. After lengthy discussion the 
Gouncil finally decided upon October 21 as the 
date best suited to the interests of the initiates 
and the fraternities. 


Games to be Played and Results to Date as Compiled 
by the Orient 

The all-Maine football schedule and result 
of the games played up to date is as follows : 

September 19. 

Bates vs. Fort McKinley at Lewiston. Bates 34, 
Fort McKinley 0. 
September 26. 

Bowdoin vs. Ft. McKinley at Brunswick. Bow- 
doin 28, Ft. McKinley o. 

Maine vs.^ Ricker Classical Institute at Orono. 
Maine 37, Ricker o. 

Colby vs. Kent's Hill at Waterville. Colby 10, 
Kent's Hill 5. 

Bates vs. E.Kcter at E.xeter. Bates 7, Exeter 0. 

September 30. 

Bates vs. Brown at Providence. Brown 34, 
Bates 4. 

Bowdoin vs. Harvard at Cambridge. Harvard 5, 
Bowdoin 0. 

October 3 

Colby vs. Hebron at Waterville. Colby 15, 
Hebron o. 

Bowdoin vs. New Hampshire State at Durham 
Bowdoin 15, N. H. State o. 

October 7. 

Bates vs. Harvard at Cambridge. 
October id. 

Colby vs. New Hampshire State at Portland 

Maine vs. Ft. McKinley at Orono. 

Bowdoin vs. Brown at Providence. 
October 17. 

Colby vs. Bates at Waterville. 

Bovydoin vs. Holy Cross at Portland. 

Maine vs. New Hampshire State at Orono. 
October 24. 

Maine vs. Tufts at Orono. 

Colby vs. Bowdoin at Brunswick. 
October 31. 

Colby vs. Exeter at Exeter. 

Bates vs. Maine at Lewiston. 

Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford. 
November 7. 

Colby vs. Maine at Orono. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Brunswick. 
November 14. 

Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 


Prof. Robinson attended the Third Interna- 
tional Tuberculosis Gongress held in Wash- 
ington last week. He was chairman of the 
committee of judges who awarded prizes for 
the best exhibit of methods of work done by 
any roliiiitary association. There were about 
fifty voluntary associations that made exhibits. 
All were interesting and unique, and the 
awarding of prizes came only after a study of 
the methods of each association. There was 
one prize of $1,000, two gold medals, and three 
silver medals and honorable mention. The 
first congress was held in 1901 in London. 
The second in 1905 in Paris. This last con- 
gress was three times as large as any of the 
others, both in attendance and in exhibits, 
the awards have not as yet been made public. 
Prof. Robinson was gone a week and was 
accompanied by Mrs. Robinson. 






WM. E. ATWOOD, igio 

Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

H. H. BURTON. 1909 
P. J. NEWMAN. 1909 
J. J. STAHL. 1909 
H. G. INGERSOLL. 1910 

P. B. MORSS. 1910 
W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
L. McFARLAND. 1911 

J. C. WHITE. 1911 

GUY P. ESTES, igog Business Manager 


Ass't Business Manager 

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ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
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Lewiston Journal Press 

Vol. XXXVIII. OCTOBER 9, 1908 

No. 12 

Many will wonder why we 
Who is to Blame? have printed the communi- 
cation signed by An Un- 
dergraduate which appears in our columns. 
Without any thought of apology but rather 
every joy at having had it come to our hands, 
we will inform our readers that we printed 
this document for two reasons. In the first 
place, we wish to encourage further attempts 
by students to express their opinions in the 
Orient. That is what the paper is for and 
we trust that we will receive many more com- 
munications from all who feel strongly and 
wish to relieve their feelings. 

Our second reason is more important. We 
know that such sentiments, to greater and 

lesser degrees, are held pretty generally 
through the college. We have heard enough 
of such feelings expressed to feel perfectly 
justified in making the above statement. Such 
opinions, in the face of past events, indicate 
little gray matter in the heads of their holders. 
To prove our point, let us briefly recapitu- 
late news that has appeared in these columns 
on other occasions. Last term a mass-meet- 
ing was held composed of students and some 
members of the "overbearing faculty." This 
was the situation that presented itself at this 
meeting. The faculty came forward and said, 
"We are willing to co-operate on student disci- 
pline with a body which shall be representative 
of students. We think such a body will im- 
prove matters." The students arrogantly 
drew back and said : "We will appoint a com- 
mittee to investigate this matter. We are a 
brainy bunch and we are not to be roped by 
any 'South Sea Bubble.' " The committee 
was appointed but, for reasons best known to 
themselves, they never reported to the Orient 
as they were instructed. So the matter 
dropped. We agree with our correspondent 
that there ought to be some representative stu- 
dent body to co-operate on certain matters 
with the faculty. Therefore, we suggest that 
the Athletic Council take upon their already 
burdened shoulders the task of inserting, under 
the minutes of their next mass-meeting, the 
topic of a student representative body. As 
the situation stands now, the students have 
none but themselves to blame if they are dis- 
satisfied. The faculty have expressed their 
willingness to honor a student council, now it 
is the duty of the students to do their part and 
organize such a body. If any niggestions 
occur that seem more reasonable, for expedit- 
ing this movement, than the one above, we will 
be glad to print these suggestions in the 

We wish to say a few 
Important ! Read ii ! words in regard to the 

creditable success of our 
baseball teams of the past two seasons. These 
were exceptional seasons in two ways. In the 
first place in two short seasons Bowdoin has 
defeated Fordham, Seton Hall, Tufts, Brown, 
Princeton and Harvard. She has played 
games in which the victory was never assured 
either team till the end of the game with Wil- 
liams, Dartmouth, Harvard, Wesleyan and 
Amherst. These games she has lost but she 


J 09 

lost them with credit. Besides this, in two 
years, she has won eleven out of twelve cham- 
pionship games played in the state. This 
means that Bowdoin has won two champion- 
ships and one of these championships she won 
" with a clear slate. It is certainly a splendid 

The second exceptional consideration we 
would mention is the financial diflficulties 
which have hampered the teams in the past 
two seasons. For the past two seasons, it has 
been a struggle even to collect money enough 
to take the teams upon their trips. The fel- 
lows seemed glad to have the teams successful 
but they would not even attend tlie games to 
support them. 

We are not going to rant and call anyone 
names. Wherever the fault lies, let it rest. 
What we wish to emphasize is that to-night a 
mass-meeting is to be held to determine 
whether or not baseball is to receive support 
in the future. We appeal to you as Bowdoin 
men and Bowdoin well-wishers to go over to 
that mass-meeting and assure the Athletic 
Council that not only the present debt of only 
one hundred and seventy dollars will be wiped 
out, but also that Bowdoin baseball teams, 
in the future, will not ask for bread and 
receive a stone. The situation is a stern real- 
ity and we call upon you to meet it with the 
proper spirit. 


Editors of the Orient: 

Dear Sirs — Only a short time after the 
opening of college, the body of students were 
told in very simple and effective language that 
hazing at Bowdoin must be stopped. The 
students were even informed that a dozen or 
fifteen men would be but a low price to secure 
this much desired "Roman Peace." We be- 
lieve that the majority of upperclassmen in this 
college would have little or no objection to this 
reform, but we are sure that the majority 
would prefer to make the reform voluntarily 
rather than to be compelled as though they 
were mere children, to conform to the wishes 
of an overbearing faculty. 

In the catalogue of the college for 1907-8, 
on Page 80, we read: 

"In all matters pertaining to the good order 
of the college, and the relations of the students 
to one another, the students govern themselves 
through a Jury." 

And again on the same page, 

"The Jury has absolute and final jurisdiction 
over all cases of public disorder and all 
offences committed by students against each 
other. The Faculty have jurisdiction over 
conduct during college exercises, conduct 
toward college officers, damage to college 
buildings, and all matters of personal morality 
which affect primarily the character and repu- 
tation of individual students." 

To us it seems that the college's action in 
this matter is contrary to its agreement in the 

In conclusion we would state that the 
acknowledged rights of the students have been 
infringed upon. To be sure, if the faculty 
wishes, it can, like an arbitary monarch, lay 
down the law and enforce it. But we have no 
doubt that fair-minded men will place this 
matter in the hands of a council or of a jury 
and allow the students to abolish hazing them- 

An Undergraduate. 


Yale and Princeton paid Joe Pendleton, '90, 
a well-deserved compliment when they chose 
him to referee their annual game. Since he 
was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1890 
he has had first the experience in the minor 
and major schoolboy games, including those 
at Andover, Exeter, Groton and St. Marks, 
college Freshmen games, games :for Dart- 
mouth, Brown, Amherst and Williams, and 
lately important late season games at Harvard 
and Princeton. November 14 will bring him 
his first experience as referee of a champion- 
ship game, between two of the "big four," but 
it is safe to predict that it will not be his last. 


Veteran of the Civil War Writes Illuminatingly of 
Many Details of That Conflict 

Major General Oliver Otis Howard waited 
long before publishing his Autobiography (the 
Baker-Taylor Company, two volumes, 8vo, $5 
net), but one who is familiar with other nar- 
ratives by other Generals of the Civil War will 
perceive, when he reads this latest contribution 
to the literature of that struggle, that the man 
who commanded Sherman's right wing on the 
March to the Sea and up through the Caro- 



linas had something material to add to the 
earlier histories. 

Gen. Howard was born in Maine, was grad- 
uated from Bowdoin, and later from the Mili- 
tary Academy at West Point, the government 
institution to which he soon returned as 
instructor in mathematics, and to which, after 
the war and after much experience on the 
Pacific Coast and in fighting the Indians, he 
came again as head. Having chosen as, grad- 
uating nearly at the head of his class, he had a 
right to do — the ordnance arm of the service, 
he was for a time at Watervliet Arsenal at 
West Troy. When called into active service 
in 1 86 1 he was at West Point ; was thence 
summoned to Maine to take command of the 
Third Maine Regiment as its Colonel — a regi- 
ment that was one of the first to resume 
marching through Baltimore after the deadly 
assault there on the Sixth Massachusetts. 

These well-printed, clearly written volumes 
exhibit the career of a trained warrior, yet one 
who never incurred the reproach discharged 
by Tacitus against those who "make a solitude 
and call it peace." 

College Botes 

Mass=Meeting To=Night at 7 o'clock. 
Shall we have Baseball at Bowdoin? 
This question to be decided upon for the 
last time. All come I 

McFarland, 'ii, returned to college thi.s week. 

D. C. White, '05, was in Brunswick on Wednes- 

McGlone, 'ro, is working evenings in Holmes' res- 

Reuel W. Smith, '97, of .'\uburn, was on the cam- 
pus last week. 

New Meadows Inn closes for the winter on Sat- 
urday, Oct. 17. 

Brown defeated Bates Wednesday, September 30, 
by the score of 34-4. 

A "Hare and Hound" race was run from the gym. 
yesterday afternoon. 

Swan, '11, is teaching school at Princeton and he 
will return to college next year. 

J. A. Hubbard, ex-'io, is this year attending Christ- 
ian Brothers College at St. Louis. 

Gold has been discovered again. This time it is 
located on a farm in Bowdoinham. 

President Hyde's address to the Freshmen was 
published in last week's issue of the "Independent." 

"The Toymakers," a play by the author of Quincy 
Adams Sawyer, is to be presented at the Town Hall, 
Saturday, October 10. 

H. M. Smith, '09, and W. E. Atwood, '10, will 
attend the National Convention of Delta Upsilon at 
Swathmore, Penn., Oct. 22, 23 and 24. 

The Orient last week was delayed until Monday at ~ 
the Post Office in Brunswick because postage had 
not been deposited for its delivery at the college. 

The second baseball game between the Sopho- 
mores and Freshmen will take place on the Delta 
ne.\t Thursday. In view of the result of the first 
game, this promises to be a good one. 

The Freshmen hats appeared Tuesday. They are 
of the Merry Widow variety, and are so much in 
evidence that the college is no longer "Looking for 
the Girl Who Wears the Merry Widow Hat." 

Mr. Bridgham has been spending this week in 
drilling the basses and altos for the band. Under 
his efficient instruction several men who have never 
before played band instruments have blossomed into 
promising material. 

The fellows will be interested to know that Files 
pitched the last three innings of the Boston-Phila- 
delphia. To quote a Boston paper, "Files, who 
relieved Coombs, pitched the last three innings in 
fairly good shape." 

The first meeting of the Christian Association, 
Thursday evening, was one calculated to hold the 
active interest of the college. Timberlake, '09, Pres- 
ident of the Association, President Hyde and Secre- 
tary Scott were the speakers. 

Triangle tickets to Topsham Fair will be on sale^^ 
at the college offices or the Library desk this week. 
The usual price of admission will be charged upper 
classmen. Freshmen may procure free tickets at 
cither place by presenting the Merry Widow Hat 
as a certificate that they are members of 1912. 

F. A. Kimball, formerlv of the Class of 191 0, has 
received the appointment from Congressman Allen 
to take the examinations for West Point. He is 
now at Plighland Falls Military Academy, New 
York, taking a preparatory course for the examina- 
tions which come later in the year. 

Daniel Monroe, '03, has been elected physical 
director at the University of Vermont, to fill the 
vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. H. H. 
Cloudman, '01, who has gone to practice medicine 
at Dallas, Texas. During the past summer Dr. 
Cloudman has been physical director at a summer 
school in Lakeport, N. H. 

V^ednesday evening many of the Brunswick 
young people went on a hay-rack ride to Harps- 
well. Several of the college students and Coach 
McClave were invited on the ride and all reported 
a most enjoyable time. The ride was followed by 
a dance, tlie music for which was furnished by the 
young ladies in the party. 

Last Saturday the Bowdoin alumni gathered for 
a dinner at the University Club on Beacon Street in 
Boston, Among those who talked were Edward 
Stanwood and Isaac B. Choate who wrote the arti- 
cle in the last Bugle on General Joshua Chamber- 
lain. The principal subject of conversation was 
Bowdoin's football prospects. Many of the alumni 
had attended the Harvard-Bowdoin game and were 
greatly pleased with the showing made by the team. 



That Prof. Foster's new book on Argumentation 
and Debating has been adopted by an institution of 
the standing of Cornell, is a fact of great significance 
to those interested in Prof. Foster's career. It will 
be remembered that two years ago a debating team 
from Bowdoin met Cornell and won this debate. 


All Juniors are requested to have their sit- 
tings at Webber's for the Bugle pictures as 
soon as possible. Pictures for the Bugle must 
all be ready before December 15. If you're 
not prompt, you can't expect to have your pic- 
ture in the Buole. 


June 15, 19c 


Unclassified $57 75 

Freshman Meet at Bates...... 35 20 

Cross country with Tufts 17 80 

Repairing board Track 7245 

B. A. A. Trip ... 112 80 

Indoor Meet 119 88 

Freshman Relay with Bates 6 50 

Dual Meet with Bates 22 08 

Whittier Field 64 98 

Steins for Handicap Meet 17 75 

Wright & Ditson 140 09 

Rubbing 55 35 

Vaulting-poles 20 15 

Interscholastic Meet 156 14 

Massaging Men 49 50 

Expenses of special coaches 52 50 

Old Bills 10 IS 

New England Meet 226 19 

Trucking ir 40 

Eaton Hardware 19 54 

Cash on Hand 49 62 


Loan from Council $90 00 

Back Subscriptions 17 00 

B. A. A. Subscription 89 50 

B. A. A. Guarantee 50 00 

N. E. I. A. A. Dividend 50 03 

Indoor Meet 225 75 

M. I. A. A. Dividend 73 59 

Interscholastic Meet 138 84 

Subscriptions 463 50 

Athletic Goods 82 46 

Unclassified 37 15 


Unpaid Subscriptions $7;^ 50 

Athletic Goods sold 14 90 

Cash on Hand 49 62 

fi268 20 
U317 82 

fi3i7 82 


Owed to Council $90 00 

4 Record Medals 9 00 

Vaulting Poles 8 00 

Sweaters 21 00 

Balance on books 1002 

128 00 

$138 02 

I have examined the foregoing account of the 
Manager of the Track Athletic Association, and find 
it correct and properly vouched. The cash balance 
is $49.62. 

Barrett Potter, Auditor. 

September 30, 1908. 



Bowdoin vs. Brown at Providence. 


Prof. Foster will conduct chapel. Music by the 


3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 P.M. Track practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 P.M. Cross-Country. 


Topsham Fair opens. 

3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 P.M. Track practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 P.M. Cross-Country. 


Topsham Fair continues. 

Prof. Moody enters Triangle. 

3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30 P.M. Track practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30 P.M. Cross-Country. 


Topsham Fair closes. 

3.00 P.M. Freshmen-Sophomore baseball game on 

3.00 P.M. 
3.00 P.M. 
3.30 P.M. 
7.00 P.M. 

Football practice on Whittier Field. 
Track practice on Whittier Field. 


Christian Association Meeting. 

$138 02 


3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 

3.00 P.M. Track practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30 P.M. Cross-Country. 

7.00 P.M. Mass-meeting in Memorial Hall for the 

Holy Cross game in Portland. 

8.00 P.M. Medford Club organizes. 


Bowdoin vs. Holy Cross in Portland. 
3.00 P.M. Track practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 P.M. Cross-Countrj'. 
New Meadows Inn closes for the winter. 



Hlumnt IDepartment 

'50. — Mary Elizabeth, wife of Rev. Henry F. 
Harding of Hallowell, one of the oldest members 
of the Board of Overseers, died at her home 22 
September, 1908, after a long illness, at the age of 
86 years. Mrs. Harding was the danghter of Hon. 
Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Page) O'Brien of Machias, 
Me. Two of her brothers were Bowdoin graduates 
and her son. Rev. Carroll E. Harding of Baltimore, 
Md., is a member of the Class of 1881. 

'58. — From all accounts, those young old boys oi 
'58, who swooped down on us commencement week 
and carried ofif the Snow Trophy, enjoyed them- 
selves hugely at their jubilee reunion. They were 
seven, out of thirteen survivors, who met Wednes- 
day morning — day before commencement — at Hub- 
bard Hall in the librarian's private office, and they 
were lively as crickets. Those who answered "ad- 
sum" to their names were : General Jno. P. Cilley 
of Rockland, Col. Frank M. Drew of Lewiston, 
Judge Lysander Hill of Chicago, Rev. Dr. I. P. 
Smith of Lawrence, Mass., and Rev. Dr. Frank 
Sewall, General Ellis Spear and Horace M. Jordan, 
Esq., of Washington, D. C. 

After the meeting at Hubbard Hall, where a sort 
of reception was held with members of contempo- 
rary classes in attendance, the " '58" men went to 
dine at New Meadows in the early afternoon where 
they were the guests of General Spear with General 
J. L. Chamberlain as a special guest. General 
Chamberlain was the sole surviving instructor of 
the class. The dinner at New Aleadows Inn was an 
excellent one, but rumor has it that it had to be rein^ 
forced somewhat from Boston markets, to satisfy 
these exacting sybarites. 

The class of '58, though a quiet one, seems to have 
been above the average in mental and physical vigor. 
This is shown in the fact that the survivors — 13 out 
of 41 graduates — are still alive, fifty years after 
graduation, in their life pursuits, with one or two 
exceptions. "We have no thought of dying," said 
Dr. Frank Sewall, speaking for the class at com- 
mencement dinner. "We who are about to live, not 
die, salute you, O Alma Mater, victuri, necquc 
morituri salutamus." 

In brief the class was, in its day and generation, 
a Bowdoin product that stood for all that liberal 
culture and ability then signified. Among other 
achievements the class sent si.xteen soldiers into the 
Civil War, five of whom rose to the rank of general, 
one to that of rear-admiral and two to that of colonel. 

'90. — Henry H. Hastings was re-elected to the 
State Senate at the recent election and is a candi- 
date for its presidency. 

'95. — Herbert J. Dudley was chosen county attor- 
ney for Washington County. 

'95.— Allen Leon Churchill was married Aug. 29, 
1908, to Miss Christena Elizabeth Welch of New 
York City. They will reside on Fifteenth Street, 
near Mitchell Avenue, Murray Hill, Long Island. 

'96. — Clarence E. Baker is superintendent of 
schools for the towns of Raymond and Derry, N. H. 

'97. — Eugene L. Bodge has been selected for the 
next assistant county attorney of Cumberland 

'98. — Percival P. Baxter was chosen one of the 
Senators from Cumberland County at the Septem- 
ber election and is a candidate for the office of pres- 
ident of that body. 

'00. — Joseph Walker Whitney was married to 
Miss Bertha Leona Steward at Portland, October 
7. 1908. 

'01. — Dr. H. H. Cloudman has resigned his posi- 
tion at the University of Vermont as athletic 
adviser and will settle in the practice of his profes- 
sion at Dallas, Texas. 

'02. — Herbert L. Grinnell is a member of the Uni- 
versity of Maine Law School at Bangor. 

'06. — William T. Johnson has been chosen cashier 
of the recently organized Bridgton National Bank of 
Bridgton, Maine. 

'06. — William J. McDougald has been elected prin- 
cipal of the High School of Topsfield, Mass. 

'07. — The engagement has been announced of 
Glenn A. Lawrence to Miss Grace C. King of Ells- 
worth, Me. 

'07. — Ammie B. Roberts has accepted a position 
to teach in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

'07. — The engagement has been announced of 
Philip Dana, and Miss Florence Hinkley, a daughter 
of the late Rufus H. Hinkley of Portland, and a 
sister of R. H. Hinkley, '94. 


The following temporary assignment of parts has 
been made for band candidates, subject to change: 
Eb bass, Knowles, '12, Weeks, '10; baritone, Kane, 
'09; trombone, Spurling, '10, Davis, '12; alto. Pike, 
'09, Crowell, '10, Wing, '10; solo cornet, Richards, 
'11, Atwood, '10, Holt, '12; first cornet, Newell '12, 
Dunn, '12; second cornet, Walton, '12, Manter, '09; 
third cornet Locke, '12; solo clarinet, Clarke, '12, 
Whitmore, '11; first clarinet, Lincoln, '12; second 
clarinet, Oakes, '12; third clarinet. Chapman, '10; 
piccolo, Riggs, '12; snare drum, Lawless, '11, Perry, 
12; bass drum, Sanborn, '10, Burkett, '11; cymbals, 
Hitchborn '11, Sanborn, '11. 


The Office Hours of the Secretary of the Faculty 
this year will be as follows: — 

Daily except Saturday, 12.30 to 12.45. 
Monday, 11.30 to 12.30. 
Wednesday, 9.00 to 10.00. 


The Freshman Class met in Memorial Hall, 
Wednesday, and elected R. D. Cole captain and C. 
Abbott, manager of the class track team. Capt. At- 
wood and Burt Morrill were present at the meeting 
and urged the necessity of Freshmen getting out and 
working for the college. 




NO. 13 


Bowdoin Beaten Only Twelve Points in Gridiron 
Contest at Providence 

Brown defeated Bowdoin at Providence, 
last Saturday, in a fast and exciting game. 
The teams were fairly well matched from the 
point of weight though the extra pounds of 
difference were in favor of Brown. All the 
scoring was done in the first half, Mackay 
securing the first touchdown after a few min- 
utes of play, and Hartigan later carrying the 
ball over the line on a fine forward pass. 
Then Bowdoin displayed a remarkable defense 
system, holding Brown twice for downs within 
the ten-yard Ine. The remainder of the half 
was characterized by penalties from which 
both teams suffered to an equal extent. 

The second half was more evenly con- 
tested, though Brown was several times held 
for downs when they were in striking dis- 
tance of the goal line. In this period, Bow- 
doin gained consistently in line and skin tackle 
plays, but disastrous end runs and forward 
pass failures prevented a score. The Brown 
backfield, Mayhew, Mackay and Beytes, did 
good service for their team, while F. Smith 
and Haley played noticeably well for Bowdoin. 

Brown. Bowdoin. 

Dennie, r.e I.e., Wandtke 

High, r.t l.t., Newman 

B. Smith, r.g l.g., Haley 

Sisson, c c., McDade 

Keresey, l.g r.g.. Burns 

Kiley, It r.t., Crosby 

Hartigan, Gorman, l.e r.e., R. Smith 

Spracklin, Jarvis, q.b q.b., Wilson 

Mavhew (Capt.), l.h.b r.h.b.. King 

McKay, r.h.b l.h.b., F. Smith 

Beytes, Case, f.b f.b., Gastonguay 

Score — Brown, 12, Bowdoin, o. Touchdowns — 
Hartigan, Dennie. Goals from touchdowns — Den- 
nie 2. Umpire — Collins, of Swarthmore. Referee 
— French, of Bowdoin. Field judge — Hunt, of 
Brown. Linesmen — Carrol and McGrath. Time — 
20-minute halves. 

Snperior Team Work of Hebron Rolls Up 23=0 Score 

Hebron Acaderny's heavy football team 
defeated the second team last Saturday by a 
score of 23- to o. Lack of team work on the 
part of Bowdoin is responsible in a large part 
for the large score rolled up against her. The 
'varsity took so many subs to Brown that Cap- 
tain Wakefield of the scrub had difficulty in 
finding a team to make the trip. Wakefield 
played the star game for the scrub, while 
Mikelsky and Welsh excelled for Hebron. C. 
C. Dwyer for four years past, end on Colby's 
teams, and last year's baseball captain at 
Colby, is coaching Hebron this season. 

The summary : 

Hebron. Bowdoin Second. 

Mikelsky, r.e r.e.. Hurley 

Chance, Robbins, l.t r.t., Hindi 

Riddle, l.g r.g., Huston, Pratt 

P. Soule, c c. Ready 

Thurston, Lewis, r.g l.g., Hinkley 

Joy, Sharpe, r.t l.t., Hastings 

Walker, Brown, r.e I.e., Matthews 

Curtis, Barker, q.b q.b.. Marsh 

Welsh, Hanscomb, l.h.b r.h.b., Gordon 

Bisbee, Fitzgerald, r.h.b l.h.b., Wakefield 

E. Soule, Curtis, f.b f.b., Richards 

Score : Hebron 23, Bowdoin 2d o. Touchdowns 
— E. Soule, Curtis, Welsh, Walker. Safety by 
Hebron. Referee — Clifford of Bowdoin. Umpire — 
Joy of Hebron. Field Judge — Field. Linesmen — 
Winston, Morton. Time — 20- and 25-minute 


One Hundred and Sixty Dollars in "Voluntary Sub= 

scriptions Gifts — Baseball Out of the 

Slough of Despond 

The college got a few straight-from-the- 
shoulder facts upon the baseball question at 
the Mass-Meeting Friday night. The speeches 
made by Manager Webster, Prof. Hutchins, 
and Dr. Whittier served as eye-openers to 
the assembled body of college men. It is very 
unfortunate that the speakers had to talk to 
the persons who were present, for of course 
those who have promises of financial aid as 



yet unkept, were not present, and so the inno- 
cent had to listen to facts which it would have 
done their less public-spirited brothers no 
harm to have heard. The response of those 
men who were present and of the student body 
as a whole is very gratifying, however, and 
leads the Athletic Council to think that some 
spark of the traditional Bowdoin spirit is still 

Manager Webster opened the meeting by 
stating the exact situation. He said that the 
Baseball Association was $175.00 in debt, due 
largely to poor attendance upon games last 
spring. Of this debt nearly $100.00 could be 
paid by the promises of subscribers, if prom- 
ises were legal tender. However, nearly half 
of the generous subscribers whose promises 
the manager has relied upon, have either grad- 
uated or left college, so that in actual unpaid 
subscriptions we have approximately $30.00 
which it is still possible to collect. Professor 
Hutchins spoke as Treasurer of the Athletic 
Council. He said that Athletics were a stu- 
dent institution and that if the students didn't 
want athletics they could maintain their pres- 
ent attitude. If, however, athletics are desired 
by the student body, the student body must 
stand behind them financially. It costs nearly 
twice as much to run athletics now as it did 
five years ago, and every year the average 
amount subscribed per student has decreased. 

Dr. Whittier told of his experience in rais- 
ing money at such times as the present. He 
said that eight years ago the college raised 
$400.00 at a mass-meeting, and this when 
there were only about half as many students 
as at the present time. Upon motion of R. 
O. Brewster, '09, it was voted that the base- 
ball manager solicit a subscription of $1.00 
from every man in college. 

The way in which the fellows pressed 
around Manager Webster with one dollar bills 
at the close of the meeting was typical of real 
Bowdoin men. Since that time approximately 
$160.00 has been collected, and the baseball 
situation looks a shade brighter. 


Bowdoin Meets Holy Cross for the First Time Upon 
the Gridiron 

Every Bowdoin man should go to Portland 
to the game to-morrow. That is rather a 
broad statement to make, but still it seems safe 
to make it in view of the fact that it is one of 
the best opportunities of the year to give loyal 
support to a Bowdoin team. Holy Cross is 
coming with a big band of rooters from 
Worcester, and if Holy Cross can bring sup- 
porters two hundred miles, Bowdoin can bring 
three times as many thirty miles. A part of 
the college band will be taken along to furnish 
music for marching, and no man who can get 
away will stay on the campus. We want to 
see such a display of Bowdoin spirit in Port- 
land to-morrow as has not been exhibited since 
the day of the Tufts game last year. 

Bowdoin meets Holy Cross on the gridiron 
for the first time Saturday. The two col- 
leges have met once in baseball in the season 
of 1904, when Holy Cross defeated us, 10 to o. 
In 1906 a second game with Holy Cross was 
on the schedule but was cancelled because of 
some difficulty over the guarantee. Last 
spring the baseball team went to Worcester to 
play Ploly Cross, but a rainy day made it 
necessary to cancel the game. 

On October 3, Floly Cross was defeated in 
football by the University of Vermont, 5 to o ; 
on October 17 Yale defeated her, 18 to o. On 
Saturday she will play her third game with 
Bowdoin and every Bowdoin man ought to be 
there to see it. 


The men who are to compete for the Class 
of "68 Prize in original oratory, have been 
chosen by the faculty. The names of these 
men represent some of the first talent in the 
Senior Class and even the most skeptical per- 
son will be forced to admit that the contest 
not only will be sharp but it will also bring out 
some fine addresses. The speakers will be : 
R. O. Brewster, H. H. Burton, M. P. Cush- 
ing, E. L. Goodspeed, J. J. Stahl, all of the 
Senior Class. 




Three Baseball Games and Still the Championship 
is Not Won 

191 1 7, 1912 6 
The Sophomores won the second in the 
series of class baseball games last Thursday 
by a score of 7 to 6. The game looked like 
a victory for the Freshmen up to the ninth 
inning when Caldwell by a long drive brought 
in three runs and won his own game. Means 
pitched well for the Freshmen and Caldwell 
was effective at all times. The summary : 


AB E BH PO .\ E 

Purington, c.f 4 i i i I 

Brummett, ib 4 i 12 o o 

Caldwell, p 5 o I 7 

■Lawliss, 3b 4 I o I o 

Byles, c 3 i o 8 i 

Black, 2b 3 I 3 4 o 

Pearson, l.f 2 i i o o 

Hussey, r.f i o o i 

Devine, c.f 2 o o i 

Bradford, r.f i i i i o 

Donnelly, ss 3 i o i i 1 

Totals 37 7 5 27 IS 



Estes, 3b 5 

Joy, ss 5 o 

Brooks, c 5 I o 

Rowell, 2b 5 o I 

Davis, p 5 I 2 

O'Neil, c.f 512 

Weston, l.f 5 2 I 

Means, c.f 3 i i 

Perry, ib 5 o i 

Nickerson, r.f 100 

Totals 44 

8 30 ij 

191 1 — o 30020100 o — 6 
1912 — I 20030000 — 6 

Home runs — Caldwell. Three base hit — Puring- 
ton. Two base hits — Davis, Means, Caldwell. 
Stolen bases — O'Neil 2, Brooks 2, Perry 2, Joy, 
Rowell, Davis, Wiggin 2, Purington, Brummett. 
Bases on balls — Lawliss 8, Davis 6. Struck out — By 
Lawliss 6, by Davis 5. Hit by pitched ball — Puring- 
ton, Byles. Passed balls — Byles 3. Umpire — 
Hobbs. Time — 2.45. 

1911 6, 1912 6 
The final game of the Freshman-Sophomore 
series resulted in a tie which on account of 
darkness had to be called off after ten innings. 
The fourth game of the series was played 
Thursdav afternoon, too late for this week's 

issue of the Orient. It is the first time in 
many years that the Freshman-Sophoinore 
classes have had to play four games to decide 
who is the best team, and the interest of the 
college was maintained throughout all four 
games by the snappy and closely contested 
work of the two classes. The summary : 

191 1 


Purington, 3b 5 o 2 2 i i 

Donnelly, ss 5 i 2 i 3 o 

Caldwell, c.f 522200 

Lawliss, p 5 o o I o o 

Brummett, ib 4 o o 14 i 2 

Black, 2b 4 I o i 6 I 

Byles, c 5 i o 7 2 o 

Bradford, r.f 200000 

Wiggin, l.f 4 I I 2 o 

Sanborn, r.f i o o o o o 

Totals 41 6 7 30 13 4 



Estes, 3b s o o I I 

Holt, lb 3 2 2 10 

Davis, 2b 5 o 4 i 

Abbot, ss 5 2 3 I 2 

Brooks, c 4 I 2 6 2 o 

Grant, l.f 5 o 3 i o i 

King, l.f o o o o o 

Joy, c.f 4 o I I I o 

Hart, c.f 000000 

Patchen, c.f o o o o 

Perry, c.f o o o o 

Daniells, c.f o o o o o 

Weston, r.f 5 i i o o o 

McCormick, r.f 000000 

Woodcock, r.f 000000 

Marsh, r.f o o o o 

Pratt, r.f o o o o o 

Totals 41 6 15 *26 10 3 

Three base hit — Abbott. Two base hits — Lawliss, 
Bradford, Weston. Struck out — By Caldwell 4, by 
Means 5, by Davis i. Bases on balls — Caldwell 6, 
Means 6, Davis i. Passed ball — Byles. 

Umpire — Brown. Time — 1.35. *Two out when 
winning run was made. 


There is a movement on foot to form a 
choir of college men at St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church. In times past such a choir was a 
great success. All who are interested are 
cordially invited to meet at the Rectory at 7 
P.M. on Friday. It is desired to make even- 
song a college man's service and if sufficient 
interest is shown the choral service will be ren- 






WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

H. H. BURTON, 1909 
P. J. NEWMAN. 1909 
J. J. STAHL. 1909 
H. G. INGERSOLL. 1910 

P. B. MORSS. 1910 
W. E. ROBINSON, 1910 
L. McFARLAND, 1911 

J. C. WHITE, 1911 

GUY P. ESTES, 1909 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 as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Lewiston Journal Press 

Vol. XXXVIII. OCTOBER 16, 1908 No. 13 

Most men reckon them- 
Get the Habit selves lucky if they get out 

of this hard world some 
part of the energy and money which they put 
into it. From the financial standpoint, the 
college man is more fortunate than his brother 
humanite who is working in shops, banks 
and other institutions of employment. The 
college man is getting over twice as much out 
of college as he pays for in his tuition. We 
are strongly reminded of this fact when we 
are brought face to face here at Bowdoin with 
the exceptional opportunity which is afiforded 
us of hearing, at certain intervals, strong men 
who have been secured from all over the 
country to occupy the pulpit in the "Church on 

the Hill" and to conduct the Sunday chapel 
exercises. We know them more commonly 
under the title of the college preachers. 

The upperclassmen need no urging to have 
them attend on Sunday to hear Dr. Gififord. 
They will appreciate and embrace the oppor- 
tunity which is ai^orded them to be broadened 
by the wide vision of this man. To the Fresh- 
men we would say just a few words. Get the 
habit of attending chapel on the Sundays when 
one of these men is to conduct these exercises. 
Get the habit of going to the Church on the 
Hill and hearing him to best advantage. 

There are some of you who only need a sug- 
gestion on this score to have all the possibilities 
of the opportunity come clearly before your 
eyes. To those of you who don't care, we 
want you to get this habit for two reasons. 
First, you are getting something for nothing 
and this opportunity will not come up often, so 
embrace it. Secondly, we are convinced that 
if you hear one of these men you will hear 
them all. These College Preachers are a fine 
institution. They are an institution which may 
be ranked as one of the leading opportunities 
which your short four years in Bowdoin Col- 
lege has to oft'er you. By all means hear Dr. 
Gifford twice on Sunday. If you are mer- 
cenary remember you ought to come and get 
something for nothing and by so doing you 
will hear the next man for what there is in 
him. If you are well balanced you should 
come and hear the best which a brainy man 
has to ofifer. Whatver motives actuate you, 
we want you to hear Dr. Gifford. 


Strenuous Program to Begin Soon — A Club in Fad 
as Well as Name 

Plans are being made by the officers of the 
Republican Club for a short but strenuous 
campaign before election. The enthusiasm 
shown last spring by the Republicans in col- 
lege gives good grounds for the supposition 
that the club will find no lack of support this 
fall, and that Bowdoin will again be put on 
record as a strong Republican college. 

The Bowdoin Republican Club, co-operat- 
ing" with the National Republican College 
League, is receiving considerable help from 
the National organization. During the past 
week there has been taken a poll of all the 
Republican voters in college, and the same has 



been forwarded to the offices of the National 
College League. 

On the Monday of the week before election, 
which comes on Tuesday, November 3, there 
will be held a meeting of all the Republicans in 
Bowdoin, and the night before election it is 
planned to hold a Republican Rally in the 
Town Hall under the auspices of the Bowdoin 
Republican Club, and in conjunction with the 
people of Brunswick. 



Bowdoin vs. Holy Cross at Portland. 


10.4S A.M. Rev. O. p. Gifford of Brookline, Mass. 
will preach at the Church-on-the-Hill. 

5.00 P.M. Rev. O. P. Gifford of Brookline, Mass., 
will conduct chapel. Solos by Brown, '09, and 
Kendrie, '10. 


3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30 P.M. Annual Handicap Track Meet on Whit- 
tier Field. 

4.00 P.M. Cross-country from the gym. 


3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30 P.M. Annual Handicap Track Meet on Whit- 
tier Field. 

4.00 P.M. Cross-country from the gym. 


3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 P.M. Track work on Whittier Field. 
4.00 P.M. Cross-country from the gym. 
Fraternity initiations. 


Adjourns in the forenoon. 

3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30 P.M. Track work on Whittier Field. 

4.00 P.M. Cross-country from the gym. 

7.00 P.M. Christian Association Meeting. 


3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 P.M. Track work on Whittier Field. 
4.00 P.M. Cross-country from the gym. 


Trials for the Cross-country team. 
Bowdoin vs. Colby on Whittier Field. 


The first regular meeting of the Christian 
Association was held in the Association room 
on Thursday evening, October 8. President 
L. F. Timberlake, '09, was to have led the 
meeting, and to have given the opening speech 

of the evening, but owing to an injury which 
he received on the football field, Thursday 
afternoon, he was unable to be present. The 
meeting was led by H. H. Burton, '09, and was 
opened with a short talk by President Wil- 
ham DeWitt Hyde who spoke of the position 
which the Association should take in the life 
of the college. He said that the system of hav- 
ing strong, interesting speakers address the 
meetings every week was an excellent thing, 
but if the Association did nothing more than 
this it would miss its calling in the college. 
The purpose of the Association should be 
primarily to aid in making stronger and firmer 
the undergraduate religious life, a department 
which cannot be as well cared for by the 
faculty or the trustees as by some such student 
organization as the Christian Association. 

President Hyde was followed by Rev. R. L. 
Sheaff, '94, of Newcastle, who happened to be 
present at the meeting, and who spoke a few 
words of encouragement and good-will to 
the Association. Mr. Roderick Scott, the 
General Secretary, then brought the meeting 
to a close with a short speech in which he 
outlined the plans for this year's Association 
work, urged the co-operation oh the part of 
everyone, and emphasized the fact that in 
addition to the attractive and helpful program 
of speakers that has been arranged for the 
year, the Association will try through courses 
in Bible Study, with student leaders, — to reach 
better than before the religious nature and 
needs of the students. 


The following is a letter which we have 
lately received. Upon examination, it will be 
seen that this letter contains a pertinent sug- 
gestion, a suggestion which can well apply to 
all Bowdoin organizations. 
To the Editor: 

I am of the numbers of the Alumni who are 
in favor of expansion. Twice within the last 
two years I have written the Debating League 
advising that negotiations be opened for a 
series of debates with one of the leading 
Southern colleges. There now seems the pos- 
sibility of a debate with A^irginia or New 
York University. 

For several reasons this venture into a 
broader field of college activity should be 
encouraged, but especially because it would 



tend to spread the fair fame of Bowdoiii, — a 
condition to be desired at this time. 

Bowdoin is peculiarly circumstanced in 
being located in a state whose population, 
small and at a standstill, is expected to sup- 
port three other fairly progressive institu- 
tions. To overcome this handicap to our 
growth we must cultivate a wider field of 

Thus far, to my knowledge, the college men 
of the North and South have never met in 
debate. The novelty of the occasion should 
give it a wide-spread and popular interest. 
Some years ago I arranged a debate between 
Lincoln Memorial University of Tennessee 
and the Newton (Mass.) High School. This 
event, although between secondary schools, 
was widely heralded in the press. The debate 
was open to the public and an admission 
charged, which, with a packed house netted 
over five hundred dollars, a sum more than 
sufficient to pay the entire expenses of the 
visiting team. 

Nothing, to my mind, would conduce to a 
better understanding between the rising gener- 
ations of the two sections of the country 
or promote more widespread interest than a 
series of public debates between the colleges 
of the North and South. Let Bowdoin lead 
the way ! 

And when I advocate a public debate I mean 
that the issues should be framed on a live sub- 
ject, the meeting place should be at the metrop- 
olis or capital of the state, the Governor 
should preside and the doors be thrown open 
to the public. 

In this way popular and sectional interest 
and pride would be aroused and the college 
get a step nearer the hearts of the people. 

I should like to learn that Bowdoin was to 
meet Virginia at Portland and in turn to plant 
her colors in Richmond. 

Edg.vr O. Achorn, '8o. 


Next Sunday Rev. Orrin I". Gifford, D.D.. 
of Brookline, Mass., will be the first college 
preacher for the year. He speaks in the Con- 
gregational Church at 10.45 i" the morning, 
at which time he will be heard to best advan- 
tage. It is to be hoped that full gallery seats 
will indicate our appreciation of the generosity 
that makes this privilege possible. Dr. Gif- 
ford is a native of Massachusetts, having been 

born in Montague in the Connecticut Valley, a 
region that has always been the home of cul- 
ture and of cultivated people. His arts degree 
was taken at Brown in 1874, and three years 
later he was graduated from Rochester Theo- 
logical Seminary and was ordained into the 
Baptist ministry. After pastorates at Boston 
and Chicago he was called to Buffalo where he 
preached with conspicuous success for many 
years and until recently, when he was sum- 
moned to take charge of the influential Bap- 
tist Church in Brookline, Mass. He has 
always been a fearless speaker and accordingly 
popular with young men. With his visit to us 
the list of Bowdoin College preachers for 
190S-9 opens most auspiciously. He will also 
speak briefly at chapel, Sunday afternoon. 


First Race of the Year — Satisfactory From Many 

The first Hare and Hound race of the year 
occurred last Friday. The start was made 
from the Athletic Field. From the Athletic 
Field, the course crossed the cemetery to the 
Bath Road ; here, after a quarter of a mile, 
it branched off and led across the fields and 
through the woods to a point about opposite 
the end of the rifle range. The woods were 
left at this place and the hares continued their 
flight across the open fields till they reached 
Coffin's Pond ; from Coffin's Pond a northerly 
direction was taken through the woods to the 
Simpson's Point road and here the homeward 
journey was begun across fields and through 
the woods till Maine Street was reached at a 
point an eighth of a mile north of the Freeport 
road ; the hares then bent their course down 
Maine Street, passed the Delta Upsilon and 
Delta Kappa Epsilon Houses and then across 
the campus to the gymnasium. The entire 
distance would . aggregate about six miles. 
Because of an obscurity in the trial, an 
oljscurity that was caused by the gathering 
darkness, the hounds lost the trail of the hares 
at the Simpson's Point road and, in conse- 
quence, they arrived home before the hares. 
In spite of this little slip-up the run was suc- 
cessful and all parties expressed themselves as 
well satisfied with the afternoon's work. One 
feature of the race was not all that could be 
desired. That is, there were not enough men 
out. Coach Morrell hopes that for the next 



race more men will take hold since, in reality, 
hare and hounds is more pleasure than actual 
fierce cross-country running and it will be 
found to be a pleasant form of exercise for 
any one. Colbath, 'lo, R. Morss, 'lo, and 
Tefft, '09, were the hares ; while H. Robinson, 
'11, Slocum, '10, A. Smith, '09, Brown, "ii, 
Churchill, '12, Cole, '12, Hine, '11, Pope, '11, 
Stone, '09, White, '11, Howes, '11, and P. 
Morss, '11, ran as the hounds. 


As announced in the Bible Study Meeting 
held last night the Christian Association will 
inaugurate its regular system of Bible Study 
work next Monday evening. These are the 
courses offered and the leaders chosen so far : 

I. Studies in the Life of Christ. For 
Sophomores and Freshmen. Leaders : Tim- 
berlake, '09, Files, '09, Stone, '10, Stephens, 
'10, Robinson, '10, Fifield, '11. 

IL Studies in the Social Significance of 
the Teachings of Jesus. For Seniors, Jun- 
iors. Leaders : Atwood, '09, Cushing, '09, 
Stahl, '09, Evans, '10, Cole, '10. 

in. Studies in the Teachings of the Ear- 
lier Prophets. Elective. Leader: Mr. Scott. 

The first meeting will be for the purpose of 
organization merely. The groups and places 
of meeting will be posted on the bulletin 
boards. All men who did not enroll at the 
Association meeting last night are urged to do 
so at once. Cards may be obtained from 
Timberlake, '09, and at the Secretary's office 
in Hubbard Hall. 

Colleoe flotes 

MASS-MEETING in Memorial Hall at 7.00 
To-Night. Everybody Out! The Band Will 
Be There! 

A new ruling by the faculty in regard to Sunday 
chapel is that every student is required to be present 
at least five Sundays in one semester. 

•{ The Inn closes Saturday night. 

E. L. Wing, '10, spent last week in Farmington. 

Henry IngersoU, '10, will return to college this 

H. S. Brigham, '08, is in Brunswick for a few 

Roberts, '07, is attending the Law School at the 
University of Maine. 

Kendrie, '10, is at present leading the Philhar- 
monic Orchestra in Biddeford. 

The extensive operations on the new dam at the 
falls are attracting many spectators. 

The Parker Cleaveland house on Federal Street 
is being fitted up for the Octopus Club. 

Cushing, '09, and Kendrie, '10, attended the Maine 
Musical Festival at Portland, this week. 

Word has been received from Mrs. Leslie Alex- 
ander Lee announcing her safe arrival in Naples. 

The bleachers have been erected on Whittier 
Field in preparation for the Colby and Bates games. 

Guptill, '10, who has been employed in Grey's 
Inn at Jackson, N. H., returned to college this week. 

Professor Files was rendered unable to meet his 
Gennan courses last Thursdaj', because of a bad 

John Clifford, '10, refereed the game between 
Hebron Academy and Bowdoin Second, last Satur- 

J. O. Faulkner of the Lezviston Journal was a 
guest at the Delta Upsilon House during Topsham 

Webber, the photographer, took a group picture 
of the Freshman Class on the Art Building steps last 

Philip Dana, '96, superintendent of Dana Walk 
Mills, at Westbrook, was seen on the campus the 
other day. 

Profesor Foster represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of President Garfield of Williams Col- 
lege last week. 

The college has just received from a donor, who 
wishes his name withheld, a gift of $50,000 subject to 
certain conditions. 

The class in Chemistry I. this semester is the 
largest that Professor Robinson has ever had. It 
numbers over eighty. 

Judge Kennison of Boothbay Harbor, brought 
forty-two pupils of one of the town schools to look 
at the college last Saturday. 

The choir of St. Paul's will meet at the church on 
Friday evening at eight o'clock. All students inter- 
ested are invited to attend. 

The Church Club of Maine (Episcopal) will meet 
at the New Meadows Inn at six o'clock, October 22. 
Bishop Codman will preside. 

Brunswick High defeated Yarmouth High, 9 to 4, 
on Whittier Field, Saturday afternoon. Fiske, '09, 
is coaching the Brunswick High team. 

Mr. Robert Newbegin, '96, who is now practicing 
law at Defiance, Ohio, in partnership with his 
father, Henry Newbegin, '57, recently visited 

Carl D. Skillin, '12, played the chapel organ dur- 
ing the absence of Cushing, '09, last week. Skillin 
is organist of the First Congregational Church at 

Prof. Brown has been chosen a delegate to the 
meeting of the New England College Presidents 
which meets at the Boston University, Thursday, 
October 29. 

According to reports from the physical examina- 
tion room in Adams Hall, the Class of 1912 has 
brought to light more strong men than any other 
entering class for many years. 

Percy W. Matthews, formerly of the Class of 
191 1, returned to college this week. It will be 
remembered that Matthews entered last year and 
was taken sick with typhoid fever during the first 
week of the year. 



Diphtheria closed the Bath Street school last 
week. James McBane, janitor of Maine Hall, is 
quarantined out of his home on account of the 
diphtheria scare, and is living at the Psi Upsilon 

H. H. Burton, '09, H. W. Slocum, '10, and E. C. 
Matthews, '10, are teaching classes in the Congre- 
gational Sunday School. Townsend, '10, and 
Thompson, '10, are the librarians for the Sunday 

The band practiced all together for the first time 
this year on Monday evening. Mr. Bridgham will 
have the organization in shape to play a couple of 
marches and Bowdoin Beata' and Phi Chi for Sat- 
urday's game. 

H. A. Kane, '09, has resigned his position as 
leader of the Mandolin Club, and C. E. Stone, '09, 
has been elected to lead the club. Mr. Kane will 
enter the Medical School and has not the necessary 
time to devote to the work. 

The General Secretary of the Christian Associa- 
tion will be in his office in Hubbard Hall, on Mon- 
day, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, from 9 to 
12.30, and in general at nearly any hour during the 
week. An invitation is extended to any and every 
man to come and see the Secretary about anything. 

Half-hour car service on the Portland & Bruns- 
wick electric road has been discontinued. Hence- 
forth the cars will leave the head of Pleasant street 
for Freeport, Yarmouth and Portland every hour 
at a quarter past the hour. Tlie last car for Port- 
land leaves at 9.15 p.m. 

There was a bad head-on collision between two 
lieavily loaded express cars on the Lewiston-Bath 
division of L. A. & W. electric road last Thursday. 
The accident occurred just above Lisbon Falls, at 
the foot of the hill by Frost's Park. Both cars_ were 
badly smashed up and two men were seriously 

Instructor Hastings has made an examination of 
the Maine Street bridge leading to Topsham and 
declares it unsafe for the heavy cars of the electric 
road to pass over. The bridge was built to accom- 
modate cars weighing about three tons and the com- 
pany is running its present six-ton cars over it 
without making any change in the under structure. 

In order to open up its campaign of Bible Study 
for the year, the Christian Association held its first 
Bible Study meeting last night. Robert Davis, Dart- 
mouth, '05, assistant pastor of the Brick Presbyte- 
rian Church, New York City, presented the claim 
of Bible Study upon the college man, and the 
meaning and value of the work. An enrolment of 
men in the courses was taken after the address. 


It seems fairly certain now that we shall have 
another cross-country race with Tufts tliis year. At 
the faculty meeting on Tuesday afternoon the mat- 
ter of a race was brought up and it was voted to 
allow the track manager to arrange a race upon the 
date of the footliall game with Tufts. This date is 
October 31. The matter of a handicap meet was 
also brought up and it was voted to allow the stu- 
dents to have a handicap meet at any time which 
would not interfere in any way with the work of 
the college. 

HUnnni E)epartmcnt 

'69. — Hon. Henry B. Quinby, the Republican can- 
didate for the governorship of New Hampshire, 
is not only a loyal son of Bowdoin, but may also be 
considered its first grandson. His grandfather, 
Moses Quinby, Esq., of Westbrook, was a member 
of the first graduating class. 

'81. — Otis Madison Shaw, only son of Hon. 
Charles A. and Sophia (Priest) Shaw, was born 7 
December, 1857, at Biddeford, Maine, where he 
received his early education. On the removal of his 
parents to Boston in 1872, he attended the English 
High School and Chancey Hall School, his prepara- 
tion for college being completed under private tui- 
tion. After graduation he entered upon the study 
of law in the office of Allen, Long and Hemenway 
and also attended lectures at the law school of Bos- 
ton University where he received the degree of 
LL.B. in 1884. The same year he was admitted to 
the Suffolk County Bar and two years later to that 
of the United States Circuit Court. He made a spe- 
cialty of patent law and continued in practice till 
1901. During the later years of his life he was 
engaged in theatrical management and as a special 
writer for the newspaper press. He died, unmar- 
ried, at Boston, 19 September, 1908. 

'91. — Rev. Owen E. Hardy has accepted a call to 
the Congregational Church in New Salem, Mass. 

'91. — A daughter was born to Mrs. and Mr. 
Henry S. Chapman of Winchester, Mass., on Octo- 
ber 9, 1908. 

'98. — Clarence W. Proctor, for the past two years 
principal of Cherryfield Academy, is now principal 
of the Belfast High School. 

'77. — Private letters give the following details 
respecting Commander Peary's Arctic expedition, of 
which it will be remembered Donald B. MacMillan 
of the Class of i8g8 is a member : 

The Roosevelt left Etah on August the iSth to 
push north towards the pole. As Lieutenant Peary 
stood on the bridge and waved a last adieu to the 
Erik's crew, three hearty cheers were given by the 
Erik's crew for the gallant explorer and his hardy 

The trip to the North was without incident and 
on arrival at North Star Bay, Peary and a party 
of New York tourists went on a walrus hunting 
trip on the Erik for four days in the waters around 
the bay and killed forty walrus with the assistance 
of the Eskimos, who harpooned before shooting 
them. They were brought on board the Roosevelt 
and cut up for dog meat. On August the sixth, 
the sliips went on north to Inglefield Sound and took 
on board forty-five Eskimos and one hundred and 
fifty dogs. 

J. Murphy and W. Pritchett, two of Peary's 
crew, were left behind at Etah to look after the 
provisions. Mr. Whitney of New York, who also 
stayed behind, will spend the winter hunting musk 
ox and other Arctic game. The Roosevelt started 
north under favorable conditions. The ice in Kane 
Basin is not heavy, so the Eskimos report, and it is 
expected that she will make an uninterrupted run 
thru Kennedy and Robinson channels before winter 
sets in full blast. 



NO. 14 


A Saappy Game for a Hot Day — A Heart=Breaker to 
Lose From a Bowdoin Standpoint 

Last Saturday Bowdoin played Holy Cross 
in Portland on the Pine Tree grounds. The 
weather was too warm for football, but 
brought out a good crowd which the papers 
estimated at 2,500. About 150 students went 
in from Brunswick and were accompanied by 
the band which is doing excellent work this 

In the first half Bowdoin played all around 
the Holy Cross team, carrying the ball half the 
length of the field for a touchdown. Bow- 
doin relied on old style football and Manter 
and Smith carried the ball for long distances 
through holes opened by McDade, Haley and 
Crosby. Manter scored the touchdown but 
later in the half he had to be taken from the 
game on account of injuries. 

When the teams came back for the second 
half most of the spectators considered Holy 
Cross beaten as Bowdoin had outplayed her 
opponents in nearly every department of the 
game, but in this half Bowdoin changed her 
tactics which was disastrous. Holy Cross 
tried an onside kick which was secured by 
Driscoll who ran forty yards to a touchdown. 
Joy kicked the goal and the score stood six to 
five. Later, when Bowdoin was making gains 
by straight football, Wilson tried a forward 
pass which went to Burke who ran fifty yards 
for a second touchdown. Joy also kicked 
this goal and the score was: Holy Cross 12, 
Bowdoin 5. Bowdoin's punting in this game 
was good, Mahoney ran the punts back in a 
remarkable manner. His playing at quarter- 
back was a feature of the game. For Bow- 
doin the w hole team played well, but Smith's 
work at halfback deserves especial mention. 

The summary and score follow : 

Holy Cross. Bowdoin. 

Joy, l.e r.e., Hinch, Mathews 

Triggs, l.t r.t., Crosby 

Fritsch, l.g r.g.. King 

Conti, c c, McDade 

Sweeney, r.g l.g., Haley 

Tobin, Roche, r.t l.t., Newman 

Driscoll, r.e I.e., Wandtke 

D. Mahoney, q.b q.b., Wilson 

Burke, l.h.b r.h.b., Manter, Wakefield 

S. Mahoney, r.h.b l.h.b., Smith 

Schield, f.b f.b., Gastonquay 

Score — Bowdoin 5, Holy Cross 12. Touchdowns 
— Manter, Burke, Driscoll. Goals from touchdown — 
Joy 2. Referee — Knight, Michigan. Umpire — Pot- 
ter, Harvard. Field Judge — Brasher, Princeton. 
Head linesman — Cahill, Harvard. Linesman — Shee- 
han, Bowdoin ; Daley, Holy Cross. Timers, Clif- 
ford, Bowdoin ; Carrigan, Holy Cross. Time — 20- 
minute halves. 


An Exciting Contest Assured — New Appearances on 

the Field — Some interesting Points of Former 

Bowdoin-'Colby Games 

On Saturday, the members of the Colby 
University football team accompanied by a 
large crowd of rooters, will invade Bruns- 
wick with the hope of massacring the 
warriors who are to represent Bowdoin. As 
this is Bowdoin's first important home game, 
it is bound to attract a large crowd to Whit- 
tier Field. During the week, several men 
have appeared in suits for the first time this 
year. Among them are Burton, '09, last 
season's quarterback; Hurley, '12, an Exeter 
man of proven ability, and Lente, '11, last 
season's center. Rigid practice behind closed 
doors has been the order of the week for the 
'varsity and the result will probably be a gen- 
eral strengthening on the part of the entire 

Any attempt to "dope" out the result of the 
game would undoubtedly prove entirely erro- 
neous and noticeably ridiculous. Neverthe- 
less, as the odds stand at the present moment, 
Bowdoin, from a theoretical standpoint, has 
slightly the better of the argument. This can 
be deduced from comparative showings up to 
this point in the season. Colby, so far, has 
played but one hard game and this with Bates 
whom she defeated. Besides this Bates game 
Colby's next game of importance was the New 
Hampshire state game from whom she won 
by 6 points. Bowdoin, on the other hand, has 
played three hard contests, one with Harvard, 
one with Brown and one with Holy Cross. In 



the first two of these she made a creditable 
showing and in the last she ought to have 
won. Against New Flampshire State, Bow- 
doin piled up 17 points to Colby's 6. With 
the facts as groundwork, it is reasonable to 
suppose that Bowdoin's chances for victory 
are, not to put it too strongly, better than the 
chances of Colby. 

Merely as a matter of interest and refer- 
ence, the Orient publishes below a list of the 
Bowdoin-Colby scores since 1894. It will be 
noted that in the eighteen games played, Bow- 
doin has won eleven games to Colby's four, 
the remaining three contests having resulted 
in a tie. Bowdoin has scored 259 points to 
Colby's 55. Furthermore, Bowdoin has never 
been defeated by more than 12 points, while 
Colby has been defeated by 68 points. The 
record of these games is as follows : 

1894 — Bowdoin 30, 
i8gs — Bowdoin 5, 

Bowdoin 6, 
1896 — Bowdoin 12, 

Bowdoin 6, 
1897 — Bowdoin 16, 

Bowdoin o, 
1898 — Bowdoin 24, 

Bowdoin 17, 
1899 — Bowdoin 6, 
1900 — -Bowdoin 68, 
1901 — Bowdoin o, 
1902 — Bowdoin 5, 
1903 — Bowdoin 0, 
1904 — Bowdoin 52, 
1905 — Bowdoin 5, 
1906 — Bowdoin o, 
1907 — Bowdoin 5, 

Colby o 




Colby 6, 

Colby 4, 

Colby o 

Colby o 

Colby o 

Colby 6 


Colby 12, 

Colby 16, 

Colby ir 

Colby o 

Colby o, 

Colby o 

Colbv o 


The Meeting a Success — Some Effective Speeches 
Delivered — The Board Does Good Work 

Aided by the band, nearly three hundred 
men assembled in Memorial Hall last Friday 
night to help cheer the team for their task of 
giving a good account of themselves against 
Holy Cross. Before the meeting adjourned, it 
must easily have been considered by even the 
most critical a success. To use the words of 
a certain cynic who was present at the meeting 
from a rigid sense of duty, "The men made 
such an everlasting uproar that it was enough 
to make the pictures jump out of their 

The first speaker to be introduced by Chair- 
man Atwood was Dr. Whittier. He urged 
every man to attend the games which were 

played within striking distance of Brunswick. 
It gave, he felt, a decided stimulus to the team 
to feel a packed grandstand of loyal rooters 
behind them. Dr. Whittier refused to make 
any predictions because Professor Robinson, 
v>ho was present, was really the official prophet 
of all mass-meetings. 

Professor George T. Files followed as the 
next speaker after Dr. Whittier. By a clever 
analogy he likened football to a political cam- 
paign where every man of the party must work 
hard for every other man. He felt that with 
the coaching which Ross McClave had given 
them the Bowdoin team could not help but 
play with good team work. In closing. Prof. 
Files joined with Dr. Whittier in urging the 
men to support the team with their lungs at 
everv home game for the remainder of the 

Professor Robinson, who followed Profes- 
sor Files, disappointed the meeting by refus- 
ing to give one of his unfailing prophecies. 
He said that so much had occurred during the 
past week which was so vastly more important 
to him than football that he had been unable 
to go into any trance or examine any entrails. 
This was a decided blow to the audience, but 
they were nevertheless glad to hear that 
Professor Robinson had as yet felt in his sensi- 
tive organism no premonition of impending 
evil for the rest of the season. 

At the conclusion of Professor Robinson's 
speech. Phi Chi was sung with great effect. 
Following this were short speeches by Coach 
McClave, Captain McDade and Manager Sim- 
mons. The meeting closed with the singing of 
Bowdoin Beata. The work of the band 
e.xcited much favorable comment and Mr. 
Bridgham deserves much credit for having 
whipped them into shape in so short a time. 


Valley of the Shadow Visited by Many Freshmen 

With many butts and considerable agility 
the various goats performed their duties upon 
certain temporarily unlucky but u'ltimately 
fortunate Freshmen last Wednesday evening. 
The first year men went through many unique 
stunts all day, and when night fell they were 
doubtless rather disinclined to meet the play- 
ful antics of various hairy and behorned 
quadrupeds with nicely peppered beards. But 
after the lion's teeth had been cleaned, after 



some airy seats in trees and the ministrations 
of tlie before-mentioned hairy demon, life 
dawned again for the unfortunates and on 
Thursday they were a happy lot of infants. 
The following men were initiated into the 
various fraternities : 

George Hutchinson Babbitt, Albany, N. Y. 

John Henry Babbitt, Albany, N. Y. 

Charles Olin Bailey, Jr., Sioux Falls, S. D, 
James ]\IcKinnon Gillin, Bangor. 
John Joseph Sullivan, Bangor. 
Alton Levicount Grant, Lewiston. 
Hiram Ashmead White, Bangor. 
Edward Longworth Morss, Medford, Mass. 
Elleson Smaller Purington, Mechanic Falls. 
Harold Charles Lewis Ashey, Leicester, Mass. 

Carleton Whidden Eaton, Calais, Me 

191 1 
Frederick Lord, Bath, Me. 

Edgar Fuller Cousins, Thomaston, Me. 
Francis Warren Davis, Brookline, Mass. 
Walter Atherton Fuller. Bangor Me. 
Robert Parsons King, Ellsworth, Me. 
Frederick Willis Mahr, Roxbury, Mass. 
Loring Pratt, Elmira, N. Y. 
Parker Whitmore Rowell, Roxbury, Mass. 
Ralph Kary Sayward, Winchester, Mass. 


Eugene Francis Bradford, Bangor, Me. 
George Clark Brooks, Reading, Mass. 
Robert Danforth Cole, Portland, Me. 
Herbert Andrew Davis, Portland, Me. 
Richard Odell Conant, Portland, Me. 
Maurice Herbert Gray, Oldtown, Me. 
Stanley John Hinch, Danforth, Me. 
Henry Alexander Libbey, West Newton, Mass. 
Robert Craig Houston, Guilford, Me. 
Leland Green Means, Orleans, Neb. 
Frederick Benjamin Simpson, Bangor, Me. 
Frank Arthur Smith, Calais, Me. 
Richard Frazer White, Winchendon, Mass. 
Allan Woodcock, Bangor, Me. 

Daniel John Ready, Manchester, N. H. 
Harold Edwin Rowell, Cornville, Me. 

Bernard Dewey Bosworth, Leominster, Mass. 
Clyde Raymond Chapman, Fairfield, Me. 
Reginald Edson Foss, Skowhegan, Me. 
John Teague Hale, Lewiston, Me. 
Raymond White Hathaway, Providence, R. I. 

Carl BiUings Timberlake, Lancaster, N. H. 
Harold Percy Vannah,, Winslow's Mills, Me. 
George Frank Wilson, Albion, Me. 
Mark Wescott Burlingame, Jamaica Plains, Mass. 
John Lawrence Hurley, Maiden, Mass. 


Eldon G. Barbour, Yarmouth, Me. 
Henry A. Briggs, Everett, Mass. 
George T. Corea, Provincetown, Mass. 
Walter J. Greenleaf, Portland, Me. 
Edward O. Leigh, Seattle, Wash. 
Roy S. Nickerson, Provincetown, Mass. 
Benjamin H. Riggs, Woodfords, Me. 
Burleigh C. Rodick, Freeport, Me. 
William R. Spinney, Freedom, Me. 
Edward W. Torrey, Peabody, Mass. 
Carle C. Warren, HoUis Centre, Me. 
Andrew D. Weston, Mechanic Falls, Me. 
Chester S. Abbott, Lynn, Mass. 
Chester L. Clarke, Minneapolis, Minn. 


John Leslie Brummett, Roxbury, Mass. 

Roy L. Estes, Stockton, Cal. 

Lowell S. Foote, Somerset, N. H. 

Eugene B. Gordon, Brewer, Me. 

Francis E. Harrington, Rockland, Me. 

Fred R. Hart, Camden, Me. 

George E. Kern, Deering, Me. 

Jesse H. McKenney, Brunswick, Me. 

Joseph H. Newell, Richmorid, Me. 

Arthur Parcher, Ellsworth, Me. 

George Stewart, Bath, Me. 


Charles Cushman Abbott, Denver, Col. 
Philip Pearson Cole, Bath. 
George Fabyan Cressey, Portland. 
John Henry J05', Roxbury, Mass. 
Stephen Carroll Perry, Jr., Portland. 
Frank Davis Slocum, Albany, N. Y. 
Arthur Deehan Welch, Portland. 


James Bailey Allen, Mt. Desert, Me. 
Meridith Bodine Auten, Cass City, Mich. 
Solomon Morrison Blanchard, Falmouth, Me. 
Kendrick Burns, Saco, Me. 
Theodore William Daniels, Natick, Mass. 
Willis Elden Dodge, Princeton, Me. 
Lendall Durant Lincoln, Wayne, Me. 
True Edgecomb Makepeace, Farmington, Me. 
Seward Joseph Marsh, Farmington, Me. 
Percy Warren Mathews, Lubec, Me. 
William Alexander McCormick, So. Framingham, 
John Houston Mifflin, Exeter, N. H. 
Ralph Gilbraith Oakes, Farmington Falls, Me. 
Lyde Stuart Pratt, Farmington, Me. 
Carl Dana Skillin, Hallowell, Me. 
George Tibbetts, Sandy Hill, N. Y. 
Ernest Eugene Weeks, Cornish, Me. 

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WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

Managing Editor 


H. H. BURTON. 1909 
P. J. NEWMAN. 1909 
J. J. STAHL. 1909 
H. G. INGERSOLL. 1910 

P. B. MORSS. 1910 
W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
L. McFARLAND. 1911 

J. C. ■WHITE. 1911 

GUY P. ESTES, 1909 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 should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

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

Entered at Post-Oflice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Lewistun Journal Prsss 

Vol. XXXVIII. OCTOBER 23, 1908 No. 14 

The Orient expects to 
Student Council announce the formation of 

a Student Council in the 
next issue. The undergraduates despite our 
continual references to the importance of per- 
fecting this essential organization, have done 
absolutely nothing. The Faculty have already 
expressed its willingness to meet any student 
committee appointed to deal with this matter, 
and can do nothing more. F"ortunately, the 
movement has received an impetus from an 
unexpected source, and interesting develop- 
ments are rapidly taking place. We are una- 
ble to give full details in this issue, but every- 
one should watch for our next number. 

Shortly after the return of 
By Way of Warning Admiral Nelson from the 
storming of the Danish 
capital, a certain noted biologist, who was jeal- 
ous of Nelson's fame, met the admiral at a 
notable gathering in London. Clearing his 
throat the scientist asked the naval hero in 
a loud voice if he, with all his nautical knowl- 
edge, knew such a simple piece of general 
information as what is the most degraded form 
of animal. Nelson, after glaring at his inter- 
locuter with his one eye, is credited with hav- 
ing replied, "The most degraded form of ani- 
mal, sir, is the man who does not do his duty." 
Some men at Bowdoin did not do their duty 
last Friday evening. From accurate sources it 
was learned that at least thirty-five Freshmen 
were not at the mass-meeting. To those 
Freshmen, some of whom are known, the 
Orient would say that this is a poor begin- 
ning for a college course. The mass-meetings 
only last an hour, and there is then no other 
place in college for any man that is a man and 
wishes to be called a Bowdoin man. Don't let 
this happen again. Cultivate the habit of 
being a Bowdoin man by attending Bowdoin 
functions. There are in the upper classes a 
few forlorn sticks that never attend mass- 
meetings. Do not pattern after these for- 
saken specimens. They are onlv tolerated at 
Bowdoin because tar and feathers are too 
good for their backs and because the law has 
not yet prescribed a legitimate end for such 
dehumanized animals. 

In the face of a mass- 

This Concerns You, meeting to arouse the stu- 

Read It dents to a responsibility of 

the need of the united 
support of athletic teams, on the heels of a 
baseball deficit caused by lack of support, 
comes the word from Manager Simmons that 
only 165 men have subscribed to football. 
Come, so-called Bowdoin men, wake up. 
You rant, tear and roar at mass-meetings 
which are as free as the air, about your love 
and appreciation of old Bowdoin. At the 
merest mention of some act of Bowdoin 
patriotism, you go into ecstacies of bowlings 
and woodings, but when it comes right down 
to backing your managers with solid cash, your 
yelp melts into thin air. You simply bellow 
yourselves into the idea that you have spirit. 
The farce has gone far enough. This football 
team has got to have money. Donate to them 



some of that money that you spend on unes- 
sentials. Bath, Lewiston, and the tobacco 
shops find httle trouble in vending their wares 
but your teams must constantly scrape along 
several hundred dollars on the wrong side of 
the sheet. Let this unequal struggle stop. 
Instead of Manager Simmons being forced to 
hunt you up, give him an attack of heart fail- 
ure by looking him up and presenting him 
with the support he, as a Bowdoin manager, 
has a perfect right to expect. If, in two 
weeks, this situation is not relieved, you are 
a sorry lot of poltroons and little worthy of 
the title of college men. 

Every individual is, to a 
The Supply Does Not certain extent, lazy. Lazi- 
Equal the Demand ness in the right place is a 
perfectly legitimate quality, 
but it should not become a dominating trait. 
There are a number of men in this college 
who are not out for football and who, by build 
and ability, ought to be out for the game. We 
are persuaded that the reason for this is, in 
most instances, laziness. The football squad 
needs men. A successful team cannot be built 
without material any more than a house can be 
constructed without lumber. We urge every- 
one who possibly can to get out for that team. 
It does not make any difference whether you 
know the game or not come out and be knocked 
around. "It is sweet to die for one's country" 
and it is no less comforting to be an actual ser- 
vice to one's college. As matters stand now if 
Colby, Bates and Maine defeat Bowdoin, it 
will not be the fault of Coach McClave, of 
Captain McDade or of the team. It will be 
the fault of those men in college who like to 
talk of college spirit and who are not willing 
to come out and give a practical demonstra- 
tion of their patriotism. Anyone going out 
onto Whittier Field for football will be used 
like a gentleman, he will not be overtaxed or 
unduly imposed upon. We trust that this 
demand for men will not, for the sake of the 
college, be unheeded. 


Columbia University has been having a 
struggle to keep rowing among her athletic 
undertakings. Because of lack of interest, 
the crew affairs have degenerated into an 

alarmingly large debt. Rowing, therefore, is 
to be suspended unless the sum of about $6,- 
000 can be raised among the students, alumni 
and friends of the University. Of this amount 
something like $2,444.80 has already been col- 
lected by the management. 

A new consular school of training for the 
United States Consular service has been 
started at the University of Chicago. The 
graduates will be certified for Federal 

A Rooters' Club has been formed at the 
University of Minnesota to promote enthusi- 
asm in the games this fall. Members wear 
buttons and have uniform megaphones for 

Esperanto, the new artificial language, 
which belongs to no nation, but is based on the 
underlying principles of the languages of 
all civilized nations, has recently been added 
to the curriculum of the Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology, as has already been done 
by the University of Chicago, Northwestern 
University, and the University of Wisconsin. 

The recent fire in McCoy Flail, the main 
building of Johns Hopkins University, 
destroyed a large number of valuable papers, 
but the collections in archaeology, the valuable 
manuscripts and paintings escaped. 

Dartmouth has been admitted to the Inter- 
collep-iate Golf Association, and it fiUs the 
place recently made vacant by Syracuse. The 
Association is now composed of Harvard, 
Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Williams, Columbia, 
Pennsylvania, and Dartmouth. 

Cornell is putting on a new set of chimes, 
consisting of fourteen bells. The heaviest 
weighs 5,000 pounds, and the smallest 300. 
The set includes the "Great Bell" cast in 1869, 
and some bells from the old chime which was 
put in in 1868. 

A student council, composed of the captains 
of the athletic teams, the class presidents, and 
delegates-at-large from the three upper classes, 
was formed at Harvard last Monday. Its 
purpose is to raise the general intellectual 
standard of the college, and to eradicate cer- 
tain evils in the conduct of athletics, by the 
creation of a general sentiment in the right 
direction, and by direct jurisdiction over in- 
dividual students. 




On next JMonday evening at seven o'clock, 
the Bowdoin Republican Club will hold its 
first fall meeting. The meeting will be held 
in Memorial Hall, and it is expected that 
every Taft man will be present to do all that 
he can to help in the present campaign, — and 
all Bryan men are also cordially invited to 
attend. Professor George T. Files, '89, will 
address the meeting on the national issues of 
this campaign and on the duty of student 
voters at this election. Professor Files was 
this fall a Republican candidate from Bruns- 
wick for the state legislature, and though he 
was unsuccessful he ran far ahead of his 
ticket and missed being elected by but nine 

At this meeting Republican literature and 
some excellent pictures of Mr. Taft will be 
distributed to all present, committees will be 
appointed which will have charge of the 
"Night-Bef ore-Election Rally" and the other 
activities of the club. The question of affil- 
iating with the National Republican College 
League will be considered, an oooortunity will 
be ' afforded to all Republican students, 
whether voters or not, to become members of 
the Republican Club, and the regular club 
shingles will be on sale as last year, for twen- 
ty-five cents each. 

It is hoped also that at this meeting the 
club officers will be able to announce the 
speakers for the rally of November 2, and also 
the general plans for such organized demon- 
stration of Republican enthusiasm as the club 
will undertake on that date. In the past, 
Bowdoin students have organized a parade 
led by the college band, and now that Bow- 
doin is a stronger Republican institution than 
ever before, she certainly should not fall 
behind any Republican traditions. 


Professor Johnson's Informal Talk lo Begin Soon — 
New Gifts Received 

The customary talk on the Art Building and 
its contents, by the curate of the art collections, 
will be given next week, instead of in the 
winter as has been the usual practice. Notice 
of the first talk will be posted at the Library, 
the last of this week. 

Mr. F. W. Pickard of the class of '94 has 
added a collection of old envelopes and 

autographs to a former collection donated by 
him to the Art Building. There are a number 
of old, worn, patriotic envelopes of Civil War 
times and include one old Confederate envel- 
ope, hand-made. 

There are fifteen autographs in all, includ- 
ing those of the first five Presidents of the 
L'nited States and of other later Presidents. 

Among the other things there is a strip of 
facsimile or "fake" money designed by a Port- 
land woman during the Civil War, and of local 
interest. The autographs have been placed in 
the Library, but the rest of the collection is 
now on exhibition in the Boyd Gallery. 


Last Meeting Led by "Bob" Davis, Dartmouth, 'OS — 
Next Meeting to be Led by E. Crossland, Bowdoin, '10 

At the meeting of the Christian Association held 
on Thursday, October 15, Robert Davis, Dartmouth, 
'05, now Assistant Pastor of the Brick Presbyterian 
Church in New York City, gave a strong, persua- 
sive talk on "The Value of Bible Study in Building 
the Leaders of To-day." Drawing his requirements 
for leadership from the qualities best liked in a 
leader by the workmen to whom he speaks three 
times a week at noon hour, Mr. Davis stated them 
as being culture, historical insight or knowledge, and 
moral integrity. These modern requirements, he 
went on to say, are being best met by young col- 
lege graduates, but each college man may greatly 
gain in these qualities by studying the Bible. As lit- 
erature the Bible is one of the greatest known 
sources of culture — its books are books of the best 
literature and its sentences, phrases, and thoughts 
are many times quoted by all great Christian writers. 
As a source of knowledge and historical insight — the 
Bible contains a well written and instructive history 
of a great nation, a nation having one of the world's 
soundest codes of laws, the laws of Moses, — and a 
nation whose history is in parts more widely known 
than that of any other nation. Finally, as a source 
of moral integrity, the Bible, which for nearly two 
thousand years has been the source of inspiration for 
the morality, the purity, and the love of the Christ- 
ian religion, cannot but be invaluable to a young 
man who to-day is to lead a Christian life as a leader 
of men. 

Last Sunday evening, Rev. O. P. Gifford con- 
ducted a questionaire in the Christian Association 
room. Mr. Gifford, who was our last college 
preacher, gave instructive and most interesting 
answers to the many questions submitted by those 
present. These questionaires which are kindly 
given by nearly every one of our college preachers, 
afford the undergraduate an exceptional opportunity 
to hear these deep thinking men talk informally on 
any perplexing sui)ject on which he desires the aid 
of some one more experienced than himself. Last 
year these questionaires proved to be the most suc- 
cessful part of the year's whole program, and with 
this year's exceptionally strong list of college preach- 
ers, the series should meet with equal success. 



Next Thursday evening at seven o'clock, Rev. E. 
Crossland, 'lO, will talk to the Association on his 
"Experiences in Africa." Mr. Crossland is a minis- 
ter who has had many varied experiences — chief 
among them a trip on a bicycle from one end of 
Africa to the other. He is a young man who has 
come to Bowdoin this fall and will graduate with 
the Class of 1910; already he is well known, and 
many should be present on next Thursday evening 
at tlie meeting he is to lead. 



3.00 P.M. Bowdoin vs. Colby on Whittier Field. 
3.00 P.M. Trials for the Cross-Country team. 


5.00 P.M. President Hyde will conduct chapel. 
Music by the quartette. 


3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 P.M. Cross-Country practice. 
Bible Study Classes in Association Room. 
Republican Club Meeting. 


3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 P.M. Cross-Country practice. 


3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 P.M. Cross-Country practice. 


3.00 P.M. Football practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 P.M. Cross-Country practice. 

7.00 P.M. Christian Association meeting. 


Football and Cross-Country teams leave for Med- 


Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford. 
Bowdoin vs. Tufts Cross-Country Race at Med- 


Speakers Chosen — Question Unsettled 

The Debating Council is at present perfecting the 
arrangements for a debate with the University of 
Vermont to be held in either Portland or Brunswick 
just before the Christmas vacation. 

Vermont has an excellent record in debating, hav- 
ing been prominent in this work for the last fifty 
years. Her debaters are trained in much the same 
way as those of Bowdoin. Within the last two or 
three years a source in Argumentation similar to our 
own has been established there and intercollegiate 
debates have been held yearly. 

The Bowdoin men chosen to meet Vermont are 
Jasper J. Stahl, '09, Ralph O. Brewster, '09, and 
Harrison Atwood, '09, with Harold H. Burton, '09, 
as alternate. None of these men have figured in an 
intercollegiate debate, but Stahl and Brewster were 
Bradbury speakers, while all have had a good amount 
of preliminary work in the regular debates of the 
course. The question, if submitted by Bowdoin, will 
have to do with the subsidizing of the American 
merchant marine. 

ColicQc Botes 

New Meadows Inn will not close until 
November 17. 

Haines '07 and Fairclough '08 were in town 
for a few days this week. 

Over two hundred went in to Portland 
Saturday to see the Holy Cross game. 

Cuts taken Saturday to attend the Holy 
Cross game in Portland are not excused. 

Ralph Thompson has been elected to fill the 
vacancy caused by the resignation of Atwood. 

On October 23rd Dr. Cram attended the 
dmner of The Chemical Association in Boston. 

Students who are nearing the danger mark 
in rank will be repoi^ted to the faculty, 

There was a ministrel show on the campus 
Monday afternoon; but that was only one of 
the "midway" features. 

Roderick Scott has started a Bible class for 
adults at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. All 
mterested are invited to attend. 

Ranson E. Fisher has been elected to the 
1 910 Bugle board to fill the vacancy caused by 
Ingersoll's absence from college. 

Rev. Orin P. Gififord of Brookline, Mass., 
the first of the college preachers for this year 
conducted Sunday chapel this week. 

The circle of lights around the campus is 
now complete. This improvement was brought 
about by the efforts of Professor Robinson. 
It would be better if the circle was made a 
little larger by placing a light in front of the 


The first handicap meet of the season was held on 
Whittier Field, Tuesday afternoon. Only a few 
events were run off. They were as follows : 

100- Yard Dash— Atwood, '09, scratch, 2d ; Thomp- 
son, '10, 6 yds., 1st; Locke, '12, 6 yds., 3d. 

Quarter Mile— R. D. Morss, scratch, 4th ; R. Cole, 
scratch, 2d; S. Edwards, 20 yds., ist; H. Hine, 25 
3-ds., 5th ; Kern, 15 yds., 3d. 

Half Mile— Churchill, 50 yds., 6th; Atwell, 50 yds., 
7th; Maloney, 60 yds., 5th; Colbath, scratch, 1st; 
Slocum, scratch, 4th; H. Robinson, scratch, 3d; A. 
L. Smith, 4 yds., 2d. 



Hlunini "Department 

'55. — A rather unusual event took place in Wash- 
ington, D. C, on Monday evening, the twelfth 
instant, when Gen. Sumner I. Kimball, general 
superintendent of the life-saving service, and his 
wife celebrated their golden anniversary in connec- 
tion with that of their son, Edward Fenno Kimball, 
superintendent of the postal money order system, 
and his wife, who celebrated their silver anniversary. 

'58. — Many will regret the decease of Hon. Edwin 
Reed, which took place at Danvers, Mass., 13 Octo- 
ber, 1908. He was the son of Hon. William Max- 
well and Caroline (Drummond) Reed and born 19 
October, 1835, at Phippsburg, Me. He was pre- 
pared for college at the Bath High School and grad- 
uated at Bowdoin with the highest honors. He 
engaged in the marine insurance business for several 
years at Bath, where he also served as superintend- 
ent of schools, as representative to the State Legisla- 
ture, and as mayor of the city. About 1882 he 
removed to Andover, Mass., and the literary tastes 
which he had inherited from his great-grandmother, 
Mrs. Rachel Denny McCobb, one of the contributors 
to the last century magazine known as the Panoplist, 
led him into his career as a writer. Of him the Bos- 
ton Transcript writes : Edwin Reed was one of the 
leading writers in America on the Baconian theory 
of the authorship of the Shakespeare plays. His 
books on this subject are widely known and have 
been the means of converting many prominent lit- 
erary persons to his opinions. Chief among his 
books on this subject are a "Brief for the Plain- 
tiff," "Bacon and Shakespeare," "Parallelisms," and 
"Bacon Our Shakespeare," and "Coincidences." 
These volumes revealed a deep and patient scholarly 
effort on Mr. Reed's part to prove a belief which, 
at the time he became interested in the subject, was 
unpopular with most readers. The charm of his style 
as well as the erudition of his researches had much to 
do in attracting attention. 

'77. — Charles E. Cobb is now with Trimble Bros. 
& Co. shoe manufacturers, of Calais, Me. 

'92. — W. O. Hersey, who has been principal of the 
Sanford High School for six years, has resigned to 
accept the position of superintendent of schools of 
Fairfield and Oakland. Prior to going to Sanford 
he was principal of the high schools at Pembroke, 
Robbinston and Freeport, having taught 49 terms in 
all. Mr. Hersey prepared for college at the Bos- 
ton Latin School, and was graduated from Bowdoin 
in 1892. He has the distinction of being the first 
person to whom a state certificate of the first grade 
for life was issued. He has been president of the 
Sanford Teachers' Association and of the York 
County Teachers' Association. 

'95. — Philip D. Stubbs was married 14 October, 
igo8, to Annie Eliza, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Edwin Howard of Strong, Me. 

'02. — A medical inspection of the scholars in the 
public schools of Lewiston is being made by Dr. 
William S. Garcelon. 

'03. — Clement Franklin Robinson was married 15 
October, 1908, to Myrta, only daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Daniel A. Booker of Brunswick. 

'06. — Clifford H. Preston of Farmington, who 
graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of 

Technology with the degree of S.B. obtained in the 
study of architecture, expects to go to Rome and 
Paris for a two j ears' course of study. Mr. Pres- 
ton has been principal of the Brewer High School, 
taught in the Abbott Family School and also taught 
one year in Cuba before entering the Institute of 


Since it has pleased God to take to Himself the 
souls of our honored alumni and brothers, John 
Leland Crosby, '53, Joseph Noble, '62, George True 
Sumner, '66, and OrviUe Dewey Baker, '68; we, the 
members of Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
humbly submit to the Divine will, grateful for the 
useful and righteous lives of these brothers who 
have gone before. 

Max P. CusHiNG; 

Francis Spurling, 

For the Chapter. 

During the past summer the Bowdoin Chapter of 
Alpha Delta Phi has suffered the loss of two alumni 

Williams Souther, Class of 1876, was born in Frye- 
burg, Me., February 2, 1854. After fitting at Frye- 
burg Academy, he entered Bowdoin in 1872. He 
remained only till the close of his Sophomore year, 
but was a member of his class crew both years and 
of the 'varsity crew in the famous race at Spring- 
field in 1873. While at college he made a specialty 
of mathematics. After leaving colleee he was in 
business in Maine for five years and then went to the 
West where he has since lived. Of late he had been 
engaged in business in Crawford, Nebraska. He 
died suddenly August 21, while on his way from his 
home to Crawford. He is survived by a widow and 
three children. 

Samuel Pope Harris, Class of 1900, was born in 
East Machias, Me., February 3, 1878. During his 
college course he took a keen interest in all activities 
and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the close of 
his Junior year. Since his graduation he has been 
engaged in business in Boston and Portland. He 
died in Portland on June 27. 

The Chapter takes this opportunity to express its 
grief at the loss of these two brothers and its sincere 
sympathy for their families and friends. 

Claude O. Bower, '09, 
Warren E. Robinson, '10, 
Chester E. Kellogg, 'ii, 

For the Chapter. 

Whereas, God has called from the flesh the spirit 
of our friend and brother, James Archibald of the 
Class of 1908, we, the members of Theta Chapter 
of Delta Kappa Epsilon, altho we recognize God's 
good will, cannot refrain from giving voice to our 
own sorrow and our sympathy for those bound 
closer to him by the ties of blood. 

Max p. Gushing, 
Francis Spurling, 

For the Chapter. 




NO. 15 


Bowdoia Team Relies Entirely on Straiglit Football — 
Colby Plays an Open Game 

Bowdoin opened her Maine football cham- 
pionship series by defeating Colby, 9 to 6. 
Bowdoin relied entirely on straight football, 
and at that game she was far ahead of her 
opponent. Colby worked the forward pass 
and the delayed pass successfully several times, 
and showed a much better knowledge of the 
open "-ame than Bowdoin. Both teams played 
almost entirely on the defensive in the first 
half and the same was true of much of the 
second half. 

In the first half, after Colby had been penal- 
ized soon after the kickoff so that the ball was 
on her three-yard line. Good punted out to 
the 45-yard line, where Smith secured the ball. 
Rushes b^' Smith, Wilson and Newman carried 
the ball to the 25-yard line and Smith kicked a 
goal from placement in less than five minutes 
after the game began. The remainder of the 
half was spent in punting, Colby by this 
method keeping the ball in Bowdoin's terri- 
tory oractically all of the time. 

In the second half Colby secured the ball 
in the center of the field and rushed it to the 
22-yard line, being prevented from scoring by 
a fine tackle of Stacey by Burton. Colby was 
penalized for an illegal forward oass, and Bow- 
doin secured the ball and punted out of dan- 
ger. Bowdoin again secured the ball on the 
32-yard line, and after rushing for a gain of 
35 yards, punted, Hammond being downed by 
Wandtke on the 15-yard line. 

Colby also punted. After long gains by 
Smith, Manter and Gastonguay, the latter went 
over for a touchdown. 

About two minutes remained to play. Colby 
kicked off to Bowdoin, and after three good 
gains Newman punted, Colby securing the ball 
in the center of the field. A forward pass to 
Kimball netted seven yards, and then Goode 
ran along the side line and by clever dodging 
covered the 48 yards necessary for a touch- 
down. Hammond kicked the goal. The half 
ended with the ball in Bowdoin's possession on 
Colby's 26-yard line. The summai'y : 

Bowdoin Colby 

Wantdke, l.e r.e., Erving 

Newman, l.t r.t., Dean 

Haley, 1. g r.g., McLellan, Hamilton 

McDade, c c, Hamilton 

King, r.g l.g.. Rogers, Tidd 

Crosby, r.t l.t., Gilpatrick 

Hughes, r.e I.e., Kimball 

Burton, q b q.b., Hammond 

r.h.b., Stacey 

Smith, l.h.b r.h.b., Vail 

Wilson, r.h.b l.h.b., Goode 

Manter, r.h.b. 

Gastonquay. f. b f.b., Vail 

f.b., Trask 

Score — Bowdoin 9, Colby 6. Touchdowns — Gas- 
tonguay, Goode. Goal from touchdown — Hammond, 
Goal from field — Smith. Umpire — Dedman of Har- 
vard. Referee — Fultz of Brown. Field Judge — Van 
Tine of Trinity. Head linesman — McRaedie of Port- 
land A. A. Time — 2S-minute halves. 


Successful and Enthusiastic Meeting Last Monday, 
Addressed by Professor Files 

Last Monday evening in spite of the damp 
weather, about one hundred and fifty students 
came to Memorial Hall for the first fall meet- 
ing of the Bowdoin Republican Club. Presi- 
dent Burton called the meeting to order and 
outlined the plans made by the officers for the 
Club's activities in this Presidential campaign 
— as explained under the article of the "Night- 
Before-Election" Rally. There were appointed 
on the Publicity Committee which will have 
charge of the distribution of campaign litera- 
ture, etc.: Deming, '10; Heath, '09; and Mc- 
Kusick, '11. And on the Club Executive Com- 
mittee which will have charge of next Monday 
night's rally and of sending men home to vote ; 
Tefift, '09; Timberlake, '09; Koughan, '09; 
Files, '09: Stahl, '09; Deming, '10; Stephens, 
'10: Townsend, '10, and MacFarland, '11. 

The cjuestion of affiliating with the National 
College Republican League was put to the 
club, and it was unanimously voted that the 
Bowdoin Republican Club apply for admission 
to the National organization. This means that 
the Club is to become a permanent organiza- 
tion at Bowdoin, the plan being that during 
off-years when there is no general election, the 



Club will obtain near the end of the year, the 
services of some well-known Republican who, 
before the student body, will review the work 
of the Republican party during the past year, 
and will outline its policies for the coming 
year. This annual event, and a continual 
activity on the part of the club in seeing that 
every Republican in college who is of voting 
age is registered, and so is able to vote in his 
state and local elections, the club without 
crowding another set of club meetings into the 
Bowdoin year, will justify its existence and 
will be more efficient when the time comes for 
the next national election. 

Professor George T. Files, "89, addressed 
the meeting on "This Presidential Campaign 
and its Relation to the College Man." He 
spoke briefly of his own experience in cam- 
paigning, and based upon it several bits of 
good advice as well as his plea for every col- 
lege man to exercise his right of franchise, 
and to exercise it honestly in every election in 
which he is eligible to vote. Professor Files 
then summed up the issues of this campaign 
principally by outlining his argument against 
Mr. Bryan's policy of guaranteed bank depos- 
its — the only policy in regard to which the 
Republicans and Democrats very radically 
differ — and by comparing the careers and 
abilities of Taft and Bryan who are the lead- 
ing candidates in a campaign which will 
ing candidates in a campaign which will be 
ison than political belief because of the slight 
difference between the policies of the opposing 

After the meeting, campaign literature was 
distributed to those present, and about twenty 
new men enrolled as mer:ibers of the club. 


A Sharp Contest Assured — The Team in Good Shape — 
Former Bowdoin=Tufts Games 

It is quite safe to assume that there will be 
a warm argument when Bowdoin meets Tufts 
to-morrow on College Flill, Medford. The 
Cowdoin team have been practicing with an 
energy which is sure to fill them full of con- 
crete ideas on forward passes, on side kicks 
and straight slashing football. Tufts, if re- 
ports are at all reliable, have been making 
some determined preparations on their own 
account. The of opinion will be inter- 
esting and the result will be equally interest- 
ing. .\s we go to press little could be learned 

as to the probable Bowdoin line-up. The 
matter of ITurley's eligibility is still hanging 
fire. It is safe to assert that practically the 
same team which so successfully outlegged 
Colbv will face Tufts. 

So far this year Tufts has made a fine 
showing. They have met such teams as West 
Point, Dartmouth, Amherst and the Univer- 
sity of Maine. The L^niversity of Maine they 
completely outclassed by a score of 23 to o. 
West Point and Amherst defeated Tufts by 
the barest of margins. In the case of West 
Point the score was only 5 to o. Dartmouth 
scored a more substantial victory, winning by 
a score of lo-o. Their showipg thus far is 
highly creditable. 

The Orient publishes below the scores of 
previous Bowdoin-Tufts games. It will be 
noted that out of 13 games played, Bowdoin 
has won A to Tufts 7. Furthermore, Tufts 
has scored 133 points to Bowdoin's 90. 

1893 — Bowdoin 14, Tufts 4. 

1896 — Bowdoin 4, Tufts 0. 

1897 — Bowdoin 6, Tufts iS. 

Bowdoin 8, Tufts 20. 

1898 — Bowdoin 18, Tufts 11. 

Bowdoin 6, Tufts 5. 

1899 — Bowdoin o. Tufts 6. 

Bowdoin 5, Tufts 17. 

1900 — Bowdoin 5, Tufts o. 

Bowdoin i/, Tufts 11. 

1905 — Bowdoin 0, Tufts 10. 

1906 — Bowdoin 5, Tufts 12. 

1907 — Bowdoin 2, Tufts 19. 


Athletic Council Takes a Hand — Committee Appointed 

to Investigate the Practicability of the Matter — 

Their Plans to be Made Known Soon 

Since the abolition of the jury, there has 
been a decided need at Bowdoin for some rep- 
resentative student organization. Numerous 
organizations for undergraduate legislation 
are in succesful operation in many of the lead- 
ing New England, Middle West and Western 
colleges and universities and the usefulness of 
these undergraduate senates in their respective 
colleges has only tended to bring home, with 
additional force, the lack of such an insti- 
tution at Bowdoin. Efforts were made last 
year to form a deliberative body of under- 
graduates but, for reasons which are generally 
known, these eft'orts yielded no results. 

This year, after considerable undergraduate 
pressure had been brought to bear, the Ath- 
letic Council kindly consented to lend a help- 



ing hand to this movement by authorizing 
President Atwood of the Athletic Association 
to appoint a committee wliose duty it should 
be to draft a tentative plan for a representa- 
tive student organization. 

The object of the council in taking such an 
initiative was to give the scheme a decided 
push by bringing up before the undergradu- 
ates some concrete idea of what it should 
stand for and a few of the duties it can 
reasonably assume. The plan which will be 
submitted by the committee binds no one. 
Furthermore, the committee wish the fact 
emphasized that they deem their suggestions 
in no sense final, but that they are serving 
entirely in the spirit with which the council 
reauested President Atwood to aoooint them 
and that spirit, as has been mentioned above, 
has as its foundation the single idea of coerc- 
ing a movement for the ^ood of Bowdoin 
undergraduates b}' putting before them at 
least the skeleton of a definite course of action. 
The committee appointed consists of Timber- 
lake, 'oQ, Brewster, '09, and Tefft, '09. This 
committee will publish its su""'^-=stions in the 
ne.xt issue of the Orient. 


A Gratifying Number of Qrads Back — A List of 
Their Names 

The advent of the goat brought many 
alumni back to aid in starting the Freshmen 
on on important phase of their college course. 
Many Freshmen enjoyed the scenery from the 
heights of trees, while others equally as fort- 
unate in their occupations, bestrode the Art 
Building lions or assiduously introduced the 
various trees on the campus to all passers-by. 
The following is a list of the various alumni 
who helped in the several ceremonies. Besides 
alumni several new men from other colleges 
were present : 


H. L. Chapman, '66; F. H. Gerrish, '66; F. C. Rob- 
inson, '72 ; F. O. Purington, '80 ; C. H. Cutter, '81 ; 
W. A. Moody, '82; C. C. Hutchins, '83; C. H. Ca- 
harl, '99 : Ralph Stone, '02 ; Jom White, '03 ; J. 
Frost. '04; ^L P. Cram, '04; C. F. Packard, '04; J. 
R, Winchell, 06; J. W. Reiley, '05; N. W. Allen, '07; 
P. Kimball, '07 ; W. R. Crowley, '08 ; Roger Thax- 
ter, ex-'09; T. H. Riley, '99. 


H. E. Andrews, '94; S. T. Files, '89; C. T. Burnett, 
Amherst, '94; A. W. Dunn, Brown, '08; A. P. Thax- 

ter. Trinity, ex-'ii ; G. E. Fogg, '02; F. W. Freeman, 
'89; A. P. Cook, '97; S. G. Clifford, '03; C. L. Hutch- 
inson, '90; C. H. Gilman, '82; A. P. Parker, '76; D. 
T. Parker, '08; E. W. Freeman, '85. 


E. C. Plummer, '87 ; L. A. Cousins, '92 ; E. S. An- 
thoine. '02; H. W. Files. '03; E. F. Merrill, '03; C. 
VV. Simpson, '03 : J. A. Clarke, '05 ; O. W. Peterson, 
06; H. B. T. Chandler, '08; C. E. Files, '08; R. E. 
Stetson, '08; H. W. Johnson, '74. 


Joseph Williamson, '88; J. C. Minot, '96; F. A. 
Fisher, '83; F. N. Whittier, '85; J. M. Bridgham, 
'04 ; B. S. Viles, '03 ; W. L. Watson, '02 ; J. Appleton, 
'02; M. R. Young, '09, Colby; K. C. M. Sills, '01; 
C. M. Robinson, '08. 


J. B. Reed. '83 ; H. E. Cole, '83 ; Levi Turner, '86 ; 
W. B. Mitchell, '90; L. P. Libby, '99; F. Abbott, '03; 
C. Plummer, '05 ; H. P. Chapman, '06 ; H. G. Tobey, 
'06; H. M. Brown, '07; G. W. Craigie, '07; J. A. 
Davis, '08; H. W. Purington, '08; A. F. Conant, M. 
I. T., '09; C. W. Toole, ex-'o8. 


W. T. Haines, U. of Maine, '76; H. P. Woodin, 
Amherst, '88; H. S. Randall, '00; G. Parcher, 'o5 ; 
W. F. Burt, Boston University, '09; G. J. Hodgkins, 
U. of Maine, '08; C, S. Webster, U. of Maine, '98; S. 
P. Hitchcock, Cornell, '01; W. D. Tohnson, '06; W. 
S. Linnell, '07; V. K. Ranger, ex-'og; O. Hanson, 
ex-'o8; M. G. C. Bailey, e.x-'io; R. W. Giles, 
'07; R. Cruickshank, U. of Maine, '10; N. S. Weston, 
'08; W. W. Fairclough, 'oS. 


C. E. Merritt, '90; H. F. Webber, '03; F. G. 
Marshall. '03 ; Miles Perkins, '03 ; J. W. Kincade, 
'07; T. T. Walker, '06; C. G. Kingsley, '07; BIynn 
Russell, '07 ; G. R. Pratt, '01 ; George Wheeler, '01 ; 
R. C. Cowan, '01 ; F. W. Brown, Harvard, '97 ; H. 
IT. Bryant, Collw, '05; S. B. Furbish, Amherst, '98. 

Fred H. Dole, '97; Reuel W. Smith, '97; Edwin W. 
Loring, '97 ; Edward T. Fenley, '00; Dr. Ernest \V. Files, 
'02 ; Herbert G. Lowell, '08 ; Harry H. Rich from Psi 
Chapter; John P. Trickey from Beta Kappa Chapter ; 
Bros. Fitz and Richardson from Gamma Eta Chapter. 


All students who are interested in singing, who 
are not in a church choir elsewhere in town, and 
who would like the benefit of free professional train- 
ing in singing and voice culture are invited to join 
the Congregational chorus choir which organized 
this week. Prof. Edward H. Wass of Augusta, will 
have chat;ge. A rehearsal will take place next Tues- 
day evening at 7.30 in the Congregational vestry. 






WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

Managing Editor 


H. H. BURTON. 1909 
P. J. NE'WMAN. 1909 
J. J. STAHL, 1909 
H. G. INGERSOLL, 1910 

P. B. MORSS, 1910 
W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
L. McFARLAND. 1911 

J. C. WHITE. 1911 

GUY P. ESTES, 1909 Business Manager 


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Vol. XXXVIII. OCTOBER 30, 1908 

No. 15 

A favorite cautionary 

Just a Word on a phrase, frequently used by 

Vital Matter the French Minister 

iVecker when presiding 
over a discussion between two opinionated 
subordinates, was, "above all, gentlemen, no 
heat." The Athletic Council seems to have 
said, to paraphrase a bit, in ruling on the 
coming underclass football game ''above all, 
gentlemen, no chaos." We note with pleas- 
ure and approbation the attitude of the Coun- 
cil. There is nothing, in the nature of things, 
that can be more injurious to a man, who is 
without previous training, then to be knocked 
about a football field. We venture to assert 
that the annals of football will produce three 

examples of permanent ■ injury without pre- 
vious training to every one injury to a sea- 
soned contestant. A man should no more 
risk setting sail on a sea of arms, legs and 
punches than the shipwright would venture 
to send a vessel to sea without her seams 
caulked with the proper materials. To the 
spectator a game between unseasoned men 
simply degenerates into a class rush. We 
would, therefore, urge the candidates for both 
teams to prepare themselves for the contest by 
consistent training. The council, we are glad 
to say, will be infle.xible in their demand that 
the men shall be physically fit for the game 
and so it behooves the underclass football 
players to prepare themselves accordingly 

„ • J c • -x • There is an Eastern 
Frenzied Spirit in ^^^^^^,^ ^^ ^,^^ ^^^^^ ^j^^^ ^ 

more to the famished 
sparrow than a chaplet of pearls. Following 
along this line of thought we feel that, 
although a morsel of bread might do much 
to expand the heart of a famished man, the 
averao-e well-fed individual finds that the 
saying of a good word now and then goes a 
rrood wav toward enlarging his most vital or- 
ean. We have a pleasant word to say and 
we admit that we are not sorr^' that the occa- 
sion permits pleasantry. The cause of our 
geniality is the admirable way in which the 
undergraduaates of this college are meeting 
the alarming baseball situation. True, the 
association went bes"ging last '^--■"o■ but this 
fall a nroper and enthusiastic sentiment has 
rallied to its aid. Such a liberal, give-within- 
your-means spirit should alwavs prevail in a 
well-organized college circle. The Orient- 
trusts that never again will a Bowdoin asso- 
ciation, conceived in the interests of Bowdoin 
undergraduates and dedicated to achievement 
for the honor of the college, go starved and 
l)eaten for lack of legitimate support. 

We are not in the habit of 
Good for the Faculty seating ourselves upon the 

shoulders of the faculty 
and screaming an approbation in their various 
ears. Such a proceeding aside from being 
highly edifying to the victims would be, from 
its conception, undignified. We do wish, 
however, to state publicly that we are pleased 
with their new ruling to the effect that attend- 



ance at Sunday chapd is to be made a matter 
of consequence. A rule of this nature we feel 
confident, if rigidly enforced, will break up 
this child-like, pernicious and unnecessary 
habit of men going home for over Sunday. If 
there is one human animal who loses volun- 
tarily some of the good of his college course, 
it is this same weekly college boarder. Week 
end visits to the home serve to shield a man 
from meeting his fellow-undergraduates on 
the only day in the entire week when there are 
no recitations or college duties to hinder inti- 
mate social intercourse. This rule of the 
faculty is one of high value both to the man 
and to the college circle. We trust that the 
facvdty will enforce this new position with the 
same rigor with which they gleefvilly legislate 
against the eligibility of some athletic celeb- 

This fall we have noticed 
Respect the B a number of "prep" school 

letters being worn around 
the campus. In most instances, we believe 
this to be an oversight on the part of the men 
involved and so we take this opportunity of 
explaining that this wearing of a "prep" 
school insignia is looked upon as a decided 
breach of college decorum. The theory under- 
lying this unwritten law is substantially as 
follows. When a man enters college, he 
leaves behind him, generally speaking, his 
entire "prep" school record. He is literally a 
new man in a new world. Judgment is to be 
passed upon him for what he does and not for 
what he has done. To put it pointedly, he has 
to "make g'ood" all over again. Conse- 
quently if he has been an athlete he must prove 
himself by trying for his college teams. If he 
is judged good enough he wins his varsity 
letter. So the varsity letter should be the goal 
of a man's athletic ambitions and if he is not 
varsity timber he should wear no letter at all. 
Common respect for this varsity letter must, 
therefore, bar "prep" school insignias from 
the breast of a college man. 

greedily by investors in the hope of great and 
sudden riches. .A.s a specific instance, at the 
Topsham Fair this year, two of the side shows 
were immoral and seventeen were given over 
to the obtaining of something in an unfair 
manner. In a country fair in Switzerland, on 
the other hand, there is nothing immoral or 
dishonest to be found. Yet in intellect and 
character the Swiss farmer is far below the 
American. Such a condition in the American 
home needs great attention and it is surely 
best for the college man who should represent 
the best from these homes, to have nothing to 
do with anything dishonest. For he should 
stand out as a man of integrity, at least, if not 
one of prominence. 


Courses in Russian have been added to the 
curriculum at Michigan. 

Williams College is building a new com- 
mons dormitory, to be known as Currier Hall. 

The Cornell Musical Clubs will tour the 
Middle West this Christmas, going to Chicago 
and St. Louis. 

The Southern Club at Yale has decided to 
send several subscriptions for the Yale pub- 
lications to the various southern preparatory 

The total enrollment at Dartmouth College 
is 1,207, 'in increase of 19 over that of last 
year. 523 men have registered at Amherst 
College, 13 more than last year. 

George B. McClellan, Mayor of New York, 
has been elected Stafford Little lecturer on 
public affairs at Princeton, to succeed the late 
Grover Cleveland. 

The LTniversity of Chicago has adopted a 
"cut" system whereby each department sets 
the limit of allowed absences and decides upon 
the penalty for exceeding this limit. 

The Amherst Faculty has decided that men 
shall be rated by classes according to the 
numlier of years they have been in college 
rather than liy the reciuirement of courses. 


President Hyde conducted the Sunday 
chapel exercises. He spoke in substance as 
follows : "The desire to get something for 
nothing is the greatest failing of the American 
people to-day. Hundreds of thousands of 
hard-earned dollars are lost every year by a 
system of worthless notes which are taken up 


Dr. Daniel A. Robinson, Bowdoin, 73, of Bangor, 
Will Speak 

On Monday evening, the night before election, at 
7.30 o'clock, there will be held in . the Brunswick 
Town Hall a Republican Rally under the auspices of 
the Bowdoin Republican Club. The Rally is to be 
held in conjunction with the Republicans of the 



Town of Brunswick, and there will be one speaker 
to represent the town and another to represent the 
college. N'Vhen the Orient went to print the town 
Republican Committee had not made absolutely sure 
of their speaker, but Dr. Daniel A. Robinson of Ban- 
gor, a graduate of Bowdoin in the Class of 1873, a 
member of the Bowdoin Board of Overseers, and a 
brother of Professor Franklin C. Robinson of the 
College Faculty, has consented to represent the col- 
lege. Both speakers will discuss the political issues 
and the candidates in this Presidential campaign. 

The Bowdoin College Band will furnish music for 
the occasion and led by this band the students will 
march with the usual campaign torches and with 
appropriate transparencies, from Memorial Hall to 
the Town Hall — everyone meeting at Memorial Hall 
at seven o'clock so that the parade may start down 
town at promptly 7.15. After the Rally the parade 
will again form and led by the band will march down 
Maine Street to Mason Street, and then return by 
FederaKStreet to the campus. Out of the three hun- 
dred or more students in college, a good two hundred 
are Republicans — of these about ninety are eligible 
to vote and if possible will go home to vote — but 
that will leave over a hundred Republican under- 
graduates and the club executive committee is plan- 
ning on having all these line up next Monday 


Work Begun at Once — List of Registration for First 
Year Men Reaches Twenty=Two 

On Monday the Medical School of Maine 
opened its doors for the session covered by the 
years 1908-9. Active work has already begam 
in the various classes so that the Medical build- 
ing and its inmates have assumed a business- 
like and staid appearance. The registration 
of first year men this year falls short by three 
of the registration of first year men last year. 
This year the number is twenty-two while last 
year twenty-five first year men signed their 
names in the registration book. Nine seniors 
in the college have availed themselves of the 
opportunity for entering the Medical School. 
The entire enrolment of first year men is, with 
the exception of three, from the State of Maine. 
Of these three, two are from Massachusetts 
and one is from New Hampshire. 

The names of the first year men are as 
follows : 

Roland Joseph Bennett, 
Freeman Fletcher Brown, 
George Henry Buck, 
Harold Edward Carney, 
Archibald Wallace Dunn, 
Neil Augustus Fogg, 
Walter Whitman Hendee, 
Walter Jean Hammond, A.B., 
William Matthew Harris, 
Alexander Rufus Hagcrthy. 

Dover, N. H. 

Vinalhaven, Me. 

Harrison, Me. 

Portland, Me. 

Auburn, Me. 

Frecport, Ale. 

.■\ugusta. Me. 

Howland, Me. 

Lynn, Mass. 

Nathan Chase Hyde, 
Sumner Waldron Jackson, 
Henry Lincoln Johnson, 
Howard Francis Kane, 
Clyde Harold Merrill, 
Frank Elmer Nolin, 
Harold Sewall Pratt, 
William Rosen, 
Ormel Henry Stanley, 
James Melvin Sturtevant, 
Clarence Linwood Scammon, 
John Alexander Wentworth, 

Freeport, Me. 

Waldoboro, Me. 

Brunswick, Me. 

Machias, Me. 

Auburn, Me. 

Skowhegan, Me. 

Farmington, Me. 

New Bedford, Mass. 

Fryeburg, Me. 

Dixfield, Me. 

Hartland, Me. 

Portland, Me. 

(Tollcoe Botes 

Phelps, '10, has returned to college. 

Haines, '09, has returned to college. 

The final Sophomore-Freshman baseball 
game will be played Oct. 31. 

Ginn, '09, was in Boston on Wednesday of 
this week. 

President Hyde attended the New England 
Teachers' Conference in Portland on Friday. 

The Octopus Club was entertained on the 
evening of Oct. 26, at the home of Rev. H. 
.\. Jump. 

A new laborator)' is being fitted up in the 
Science Building for the advanced courses in 

Last t'riday evening Professor Robinson 
was nominated Vice-President of the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society. 

The Freshman Class meet Tuesday noon in 
Memorial Flail. Their elections will occur 
the latter part of this week. 

An exhibition of ju-jitsu was given in the 
gymnasium last Wednesday afternoon at 5.30 
by ]\Ir. J. O'Brien, who instructed President 

College Republicans in far away California 
and Arizona are working at one with Yale, 
Harvard and Bowdoin men, — The Xational 
College Republican. 

Col. Stanley Plummer, '87, was one of the 
speakers at last Friday night's mass-meeting. 
He addressed the Madisses Club of Bruns- 
wick later the same evening. 

Our contemporary, the Chicago Maroon, 
printed in its entirety President Hyde's talk 
to the I'Teshmen. It is to be hoped that the 
first year men at Chicago will profit by those 
words and avoid the weed which was first 
brought from Virginia, lest they become too 
satisfied with themselves. 


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The papers have taken considerable notice 
of President Hyde's address on "Topsham 
Fair Indecency." Such free advertising ought 
to increase the attendance of next year's fair. 

A. T. Gould, '08, will give an address next 
Sunday in the Congregational Church, in 
which he will tell of his summer's experiences 
while with Dr. Grenfell on a hospital ship of? 
the coast of Labrador. 

H. G. Lowell, ex-'o7, and V. A. Hewes, "ii, 
were on the campus Initiation night. Lowell 
is one of the assistants at Fryeburg Academy. 
Hewes is employed as government mail car- 
rier in Saco, and will not return to college 
until February. 

The question was asked as to what are the 
things which the Grounds Committee has most 
to be thankful for. A unanimous answer was 
returned that they should be thankful that 
they don't have to wash in a dormitory with- 
out running water. 

The York County Club held its first meet- 
ing on Tuesday evening. The suggestion is 
a good one and we hope that other sectional 
clubs will organize soon. Sectional feeling, 
properly handled, is a great aid in turning 
desirable men to the college. In this way 
Bowdoin can legitimately get "something for 

It is interesting to note that there were sev- 
enty-one men who, mindful of inconsistency 
of granting adjourns in the class room and 
yet holding chapel at 8.20, still went to chapel 
the morning after initiation. We take great 
pleasure in adding that there were some two 
hundred that neglected the religious exercises 
of that same morning. 

It is a pleasure to note that lights have 
been instituted upon some dark portions of 
the campus. These conveniences will form a 
valuable substitute for • running water and 
shower baths in the various ends. Some 
darkly hint that it may enable the Building 
and Grounds Committee to see their way clear 
to aflford the students the means of having a 
few essentials necessary to comfort in the 


Men Qualify to Meet Tufts — Cover the Course in 
Creditable Time 

A hard race was indulged in last week for 
the purpose of selecting a cross-country team 
to face Tufts to-morrow. The course which 
was covered was substantially the same which 
the Bowdoin-Tufts runners covered in their 
race of last year. The men started at McKeen 
Street, near the Theta Delta Chi House, and 
ran for an eighth of a mile down the road. 
Here they branched sharply off to the right 
and proceeded through the woods till they 
crossed the Maine Central tracks ; from these 
tracks they made a bee line down the road to 
the bank of the Androscoggin River. They 
ran for half a mile over the rough, uneven 
ground which borders the river and then they 
bent their course sharply to the left running 
up Stand Pipe Hill to the stand pipe. From 
the stand pipe the course took them through 
fields and over fences to a point three-quarters 
of a mile west of the golf links. At this 
point the course bent sharply to the left again 
and extended through the woods and inter- 
vening ground to the golf links. Leaving the 
golf links the course took the runners to Port- 
land-Brunswick trolley tracks and then it 
extended down these tracks toward Brunswick 
for three-quarters of a mile. At this point it 
bent sharply to the right and covered the same 
stretch of wood road to McKeen Street that 
the runners had come out upon. This gave a 
straightaway finish down McKeen Street to 
the tape which was located on the corner of 
McKeen and Maine Streets. The men who 
ran were: Simmons, '09; Colbath, '10; Slo- 
cum, '10; Cole, '12; Morss, '10; Cary, '10; 
A. L. Smith, '09: A. W. Stone, '10; H. P. 
Hise, '11 : K. Churchill, '12; H. White, '11; 
H. Robinson, '11, and P. B. Morss, '10. 
The five men to qualify finished in the fol- 
lowing order: Colbath, '10; H. Robinson, '11 ; 
Slocum, '10; Morss, '10, and Cole, '12. Cary, 
'10, was chosen as alternate. Coach Morrill, 
when seen by the Orient after the trials 
would make no statement as to the time, but 
expressed himself as highly satisfied both with 
the time and the respective performances of 
the different men. He was optimistic in 
regard to the outcome of the race with Tufts. 
The course to be covered at Medford is about 
the same in length as the course covered by 
the runners in the trial. It is about 5 1-2 

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Hlumni department 

'38. — Edward Henry Daveis of Portland, the senior 
alumnus of Phillips Exeter Academy, is also, next to 
Rev. Dr. William W. Rand of the Class of 1837, the 
oldest living alumnus of Bovvdoin. A most interest- 
ing sketch of his long and useful life, written by 
Augustus F. Moulton, Esq., Class of 1873, appears in 
the current number of the Bulletin of the Phillips 
Exeter Academy. 

'44. — The Class of 1844, whose members have 
brought distinction and reputation to their Alma 
Mater in many walks of life, was also distinguished 
for a series of annual class dinners kept up for half 
a century. At one of these, two score years ago, 
a member brought a bottle of wine and one Of 
brandy which were not opened. At the close of the 
banquet he placed them in the custody of the Class 
President, Hon. Samuel J. Anderson, to be kept till 
only two survivors remained. At Mr. Anderson's 
death they passed to Rev. Dr. Geo. M. Adams of 
Newton, Mass., and thence to Dr. Charles E. Swan 
of Calais, Me. This summer by the vote of the two 
surviving members of the class, John W. Goodwin, 
Esq., of Lynchburg, Va., and Hon. Josiah L. Pick- 
ard. LL.D., of Cupertino, Cal., they have been given 
to Dr. Frederic Henry Gerrish, LL.D., the professor 
of surgery in the Medical School, to be used at his 
discretion for the benefit of any graduate or student 
of the college who may be under his professional 

'98. — A son, Edward Stanwood, 3d, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stanwood on October 2, 1908, 
who, in view of his ancestry, may be termed a great- 
grandson of Bowdoin. 

'07. — Rev. George H. Hull who recently resigned 
his charge at Boothbay Harbor, is now at Chelan, 

CLASS OF 1908 

J. A. Davis is principal of the High School at 
Freeport, Me. 

Thomas E. Gay is teaching at Milwaukee Academy, 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

Albert T. Gould, after a strenuous summer as pri- 
vate secretary to Dr. Grenfell in Labrador, is study- 
ing law at Harvard. 

J. L. Gray is an assistant in the Library of Con- 

H. H. Hayes is with the International Banking 
Company, New York City. 

Geo. P. Hyde is at the Harvard Law School. 

Herbert G. Lowell is instructor in Chemistry at 
Fryeburg Academy. 

Albion W. Merrill was married 21 Oct. 1908, to 
Miss Enid Bertha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Holbrook of Norridgewock, Maine. 

Paul H. Powers is at the Harvard Law School. 

A. A. Putnam is at the Harvard Law School. 

S. W. Ricker is teaching at Plymouth, Mass. 
• A. L. Robinson is in the Harvard Law School. 

C. M. Robinson is with the DuPont Powder Co., 
at Woodbury, N. J. 

Nathan S. Weston is instructor in science at the 
Edward Little High School at Auburn. 


Action Taken Relative to Interclass Football Game — 
Rule Concerning Letter in Cross^Country Run 

At the last meeting of the Athletic Council, 
held directly after the Colby game, it was 
voted to prohibit the annual Sophomore- 
Freshman football game unless the members 
of both teams imdergo a period of training 
which shall cover at least two weeks before 
the contest occurs. It was furthermore 
decided that the men who propose to play on 
either team must first pass a satisfactory 
jihysical examination. An exception to this 
rule will be made for all students who have 
undergone the tests once this fall. Consider- 
able argument was aroused over the awarding 
of the block letter to the cross country team. 
It was finally moved and carried to the effect 
that those on the cross country team who finish 
before the last Tufts man shall be awarded the 
track letter, provided the Bowdoin team wins 
the race. The council also listened to brief 
reports of the football and baseball situations. 


Albert T. Gould, Bowdoin, '08, will give an address 
in the Congregational Church Sunday morning, on 
his recent summer's experience on the coast of Lab- 
rador as private secretary to Dr. Wilfrid T. Grenfell. 
Dr. Grenfell's medical mission carried on in the hos- 
pital ship, "Strathcona," has become world-famous, 
while the personality of the Doctor himself is one pi 
the most picturesque in the annalsof modern religious 
work. A leading athlete at Oxford, a man whose re- 
ligion is altogether of a practical sort, daring, orig- 
inal, he tills with novel adventures the summer of 
any young man who works with him. Mr. Gould 
has been accepted as one of his favorites and has 
had every opportunity of seeing intimately both 
Grenfell and his man's work. It has been distinctly 
to Bowdoin's credit that one of her representative 
students has been chosen for -this peculiar privilege, 
and a large audience of townspeople and students 
ought to hear Mr. Gould's story next Sunday. A 
special offering will be taken for the benefit of the 
Grenfell mission. 




NO. 16 


Failure to Kick Goals From Touchdowns Costly for 
Tufls — The Game Hard Fought 

Bowdoin defeated Tufts on the Tufts ath- 
letic field by a score of 11 to 10 in the annual 
game between the two colleges. -The game was 
a hard-fought and sensational one, and the 
large crowd, which included a good-sized del- 
egation of Bowdoin rooters, was kept on edge 
until the final whistle was blown. 

Bowdoin's victory came in the last five min- 
utes of play when Smith received the ball on 
the Tufts 40-yard line from a kick out follow- 
ing a touchback, and by clever dodging ran 
through the entire Tufts team and planted the 
ball behind the goal posts. 

Both teams put up strong offensive games, 
the defence on both sides being correspond- 
ingly weak. There was but little choice be- 
tween the two elevens. Tufts gained the 
greater amount of ground, tho in the first half 
they were clearly outclassed. 

Both teams scored once in each half, Bow- 
doin kicking one goal from touchdown, while 
Tufts missed both attempts. As usual Sheehy's 
work featured the contest for the Tufts team. 
He pulled off several clever end runs and 
bucked the line well. Hooper and Dittrick 
also played good games in the backfield, while 
Wallace was strong on the defensive. 

For Bowdoin, Smith deserves a great part 
of the credit for the victory, his individual 
work bringing about the score that won for 
Bowdoin. Newman, McDade and Crosby also 
deserve mention for their fine work. Both 
teams were handicapped greatly in punting 
and the handling of punts by the heavy wind 
which swept directly down the field. 

Tufts kicked off to Bowdoin and Wilson was 
downed on the 25-yard line. Bowdoin fum- 
bled on the first play and Marr regained the 
ball for Tufts. The Bowdoin line was firm, 
however, and the ball was soon regained on 
downs. For the next 10 minutes of play the 
bah moved up and down the field several 

At length the Bowdoin offence got started 
and the ball was steadily advanced toward 
the Tufts goal, two cleverly worked onside 
kicks being important factors in the advance. 
Smith finally crossed the goal line and at once 
kicked the goal. 

Tufts received the kick-off and proceeded to 
rrsh the ball down the field, Sheehy scoring 
on a 15-yard end run. The goal was missed. 
The first half ended with the score Bowdoin 
6, Tufts 5. 

Second Half 

In the second period Tufts started in 
strongly and at once carried the ball the whole 
length of the field, Hooper plunging through 
the line for a touchdown. The try at goal was 
again a failure. 

Tufts immediately proceeded to threaten 
the Bowdoin goal line again, carrying the ball 
to the lo-yard line. At this point the Bow- 
doin team woke up, took the ball on downs 
here, Newman punted over the line for a 
touchback. Smith received the kick-out and 
ran straight through the Tufts eleven for a 
score and a victory. 

The game was an unusually hard-fought 
one, and was at times roughly played. Cap- 
tain iMcDade of Bowdoin being removed 
from the game in the last half for slugging. 
The summary: 

Bowdoin. Tufts. 

Waiidtke, l.e r.e., Merrill 

Newman, l.t r.t., Chase 

Haley, I.g r.g., Costanza 

r.g., Crowle}' 

McDade, c c, Ireland 

Boynton, c c., Houston 

King, r.g l.g.^ Burt 

Crosby, r.t l.t., Marr 

Hurley, r.e I.e., Hubbard 

Burton, q.b q.b., Dittrick 

Smith, l.h.b r.h.b., Sheehy 

Wilson, r.h.b l.h.b., Wallace 

l.h.b., Bohlin 
Gastonguay, f .b f .b., Hooper 

Score — Bowdoin 11, Tufts 10. Touchdowns — 
Smith 2, Sheehy, Hooper. Goal from touchdown, 
Smith. Umpire — Morse of Dartmouth. Referee- 
Knight of Michigan. Field judge — Ingalls of 
Brown. Head linesman — Keady of Dartmouth. 
Linesmen — Winship of Tufts and Stacy of Bow- 
doin. Time — 30m. halves. 

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A Gruelling Game Assured — Bowdoin's Team Materi- 
ally Unchanged — Bates' Record — Past Contests 

To-morrow Bowdoin undertakes to down 
the second of the rivals for the Maine Cham- 
pionship. Her opponent will be Bates. It 
seems scarcely necessary to remark that the 
game will be hard fought and the college, 
whose team is fortunate enough to secure the 
victory, is little likely to feel that the game 
was easily won. Secret practice has been, as 
previously, the order of the day for the squad. 
.A.S a result little is known about the working 
of the team. Suffice it to say, however, that 
Coach McClave has installed into the varsity 
a few tricks that are apt to prove troublesome 
to the Bates contingent. The varsity line-up 
is and probably will be unknown till the team 
trots out onto the field. The case of Hurley 
has been decided unfavorably and so the 
chances of his being in the game are now 
settled beyond conjecture. 

In regard to the Bates' line-up, little can be 
said except that it has not been definitely 
decided as to what men will start the game. 
Bates' previous record, this season, is only 
fair. She has scored three victories and she 
has been defeated four times. The following 
are the results of Bates' season up to date : 



Fort McKinley, o 



Exeter, o. 



Brown, 34. 


Harvard, 18. 


Colby, 6. 



New Hampshire State, 


Maine, 6. 

Up to date Bowdoin and Bates have played 
fifteen games. Of these fifteen Bowdoin has 
won ten to Bates' five. Bowdoin has scored 
two hundred forty-three points to Bates' sev- 
enty-seven. The record of the Bowdoin- 
Bates series follows : 

1889 — Bowdoin, 62; 
1893 — Bowdoin, 54 ; 
1894 — Bowdoin, 26 ; 
1895 — Bowdoin, 22 ; 
i8g6 — Bowdoin, 22; 
1897 — Bowdoin, 6; 
1898 — Bowdoin, 0; 
1S99 — Bowdoin, 16; 
1901 — Bowdoin, o; 
1902 — Bowdoin, o; 
1903 — Bowdoin, 11 ; 
1904 — Bowdoin, 12; 
1905 — Bowdoin, 6; 
1906 — Bowdoin, 0; 
1907 — Bowdoin, 6; 

Bates, o. 
Bates, o 
Bates, 0. 
Bates, 6, 
Bates, 0. 
Bates, ID, 
Bates, 6, 
Bates, 6, 
Bates, II, 
Bates, 16, 
Bates, S 




Committee Finds Such a Council to be Pract'cal — 
Provisional Constitution Approved by Cummiitee 

The committee appointed to investigate the 
matter of an Undergraduate Advisory Coun- 
cil have placed in the hands of the Orient a 
copy of their findings in the form of an 
infonnal report. In the first place, the com- 
mittee, after having carefully looked into the 
question of faculty supervision of the proposed 
Council, feel assured that it is eminently prac- 
tical for the undergraduates to organize an 
Advisory Council. The evil which caused the 
downfall of the old Jury, of having a member 
of the faculty sit in domination over its meet- 
ing, does not face the Undergraduate Council, 
as the faculty are perfectly in harmony with 
the student body in desiring an organization 
comoosed exclusively of students, presided 
over by a student and elected by students. 
The powers which an Undergraduate Council 
will exercise are vague as yet, but there is 
every chance for a properly conducted institu- 
tion of this nature to acquire, as it proves its 
efficiency, a jurisdiction of affairs which will 
make it not only an organization of conse- 
quence but one of unquestioned value to the 
student body. At the start, this Council will 
merely represent concentrated student opin- 
ion. This means that if the student body 
forins an Advisory Council, they will have, 
what they woefully lack at the present moment, 
an organized body of men, recognized by the 
faculty, to present the student point of view in 
matters which vitally affect student interests. 
i\s it is now the student point of view can only 
be expressed by a disorganized bellow which 
is properly unrecognized and naturally goes 
unheard. Under the new conditions, the bel- 
low subsides and its place is filled by a dignified 
note of protest or approval, a note which is 
heard and which is listened to with respect by 
the proper authorities. 

Below is printed a copy of the provisional 
constitution which the committee has prepared. 
It will be noted that this constitution contains 
but the outlines for the government of an 
Undergraduate Council. The Council, as is 
customary, will draw up their own By-Laws. 
The student body is urged to read this tenta- 
tive constitution carefully as it will be sub- 
mitted to them for adoption in the near future. 
The constitution reads as follows : 




The name of this body shall be the Under- 
graduate Advisory Council of Bowdoin Col- 


The object of this council shall be to form- 
ulate the sentiment of the undergraduates and 
to meet regularly to consider such matters per- 
taining to the general welfare of the college 
as seem to need attention. 


This body shall consist of ten members of 
the Senior Class. 


The election shall be held at the time of the 
general elections of the Athletic Association in 
the spring term and all undergraduates of any 
department of the college shall be eligible to 
vote. The Advisory Council shall nominate 
twenty men from the incoming Senior Class 
at a council meeting on the night of the gen- 
eral election. Each student present at the 
.\thletic meeting shall then cast a ballot con- 
taining ten of these twenty names. 

Section i. The ten men receiving the high- 
est number of votes shall compose the student 
council for the ensuing year. 

Section 2. The man receiving the highest 
number of votes shall be declared Chairman 
of the Council. 

Section j. In case of a tie for Chairman 
the council shall select its own presiding 


This council shall have power to propose 
regulations governing the students subject to 
the approval of a majority of the students. 

Section i. Any regulation must be submit- 
ted to the student body at a mass-meeting 
called by the Chairman of the Council. 

Section 2. Notice of this meeting and of 
the regulations proposed must be published in 
the Orient at least one week prior to the 


This constitution may be adopted by a 
majority vote of the undergraduates present at 
a meeting called for this purpose. 

Section i. This constitution may be 
amended by a two-thirds vote of the under- 
graduates present at a meeting called for that 
purpose, notice of which has been given one 
week previous in the Orient. 

Section 4. The first council shall be elected 
on the night of the adoption of this constitu- 
tion and the nominations shall be from the 


Arrangements are in Progress — A Great Difficulty 
Encountered This Year 

The preliminary arrangements are in 
progress for the annual college minstrel show 
which is given each year shortly after the 
Christmas recess. The show is produced in 
the benefit of the baseball association and in 
consequence it receives the support of the 
entire student body. Manager Webster, when 
seen by the Orient, was not willing to make 
any definite statement as to the scope of the 
entertainment since his present plans were sub- 
ject to radical change at any time. "This 
year," he said, "we are facing a great problem 
on account of the action taken by Brunswick 
business men in regard to refusing to adver- 
tise in either college programmes or college 
score cards. This action will mean a consider- 
able loss in income to the performance. In 
order to obviate this loss, it will be necessary 
to produce the show in one or more places out- 
side of Brunswick. I have not yet seen the 
faculty in regard to taking the minstrels 
out of town but I think that their consent can 
be obtained if the fellows of the caste work 
hard and make a favorable impression in the 
Brunswick performance." 

Manager Webster plans to innovate to some 
extent the character of the show. It seems 
perfectly logical to suppose that, with the old 
stars who are still in college and the talent in 
the Freshman Class, an entertainment can be 
produced which will make former Bowdoin 
productions look to their laurels. 


Last Thursday evening's Christian Associa- 
tion meeting was to have been addressed by 
W. A. Dunmore, State Y. M. C. A. Army 
Secretary in an illustrated lecture on "The 
Army Posts of Maine;" but because of Mr. 
Dunmore's failure to make connections with 
his trains, Mr. Scott gave a short talk on the 
needs and purposes of the Christian Associa- 
tion at Bowdoin. 

[Continued on page 141] 






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No. 16 

A Word of Appreci- 
ation and a v\ ord 
of Warning 

At the battle of Trafalgar, 
Admiral Nelson, it is said, 
constantly clapped h i s 
glass to his blind eye so 
that he might not see the French flag of sur- 
render. It always seemed to us that, every 
time the inconveniences in the dormitories 
were mentioned, the powers that be clapped 
glasses to blind eyes and consequently saw no 
inconveniences to rectify. Such, however, seems 
not to have been the case since by recent vote 
of the faculty running water and wash bowls 
are to be installed in every dormitory and 
shower baths are to be added to the comforts 
of Maine Hall. This action reflects credit 
upon the faculty. It reflects credit on them not 

so much because they have done a good deed, 
but because they have overcome a legitimate 
apprehension that student lawlessness would 
make the move a foolish one which installed 
objects for the childishly inclined to break, 
misuse and abuse. In the past, windows have 
been broken in the dormitories, water has been 
slopped all over the hallway floors, doors have 
been iniudiciously left open for water pipes to 
freeze and nuisances have been committed of 
an exasperating nature. With past experience 
bearing such testimony, the faculty deserve 
nothing but credit for their broad-minded 

We urge the inhabitants of the various ends 
to co-operate in creating a sentiment which 
will make any individual think twice before he 
tries any lumber camp tactics with either the 
bowls or the showers. The petitions for these 
privilef^es were eagerly signed by the students 
and, since these petitions are granted, the only 
fittins: recognition of the grant is to behave 
with consideration toward what is gained. 
We trust that if any violation of these conven- 
iences occurs that it will not be the showers 
which are expelled from the end, but the bar- 
barian who commits the nuisance who will be 
expelled from collesre. 

In our last issue, we com- 

All Egotists are Not mented unfavorably on the 

Dead Yet custom which sprang up 

among certain undergrad- 
uates of wearing their prep school letters 
around the campus. At that time, we held the 
opinion that such actions were not in keeping 
with previous Bowdoin custom since a display 
of prep school letters only tends to cheapen the 
significance of the varsity letter. We are still 
of this mind. During the past week, we have 
noticed with regret that several men have 
appeared on the campus with their prep school 
letters prominently displayed on their sweaters- 
If these men could realize how ridiculous their 
actions impress others th;y would, we feel sure 
be moved to either abandon their prep sweat- 
ers or else turn the letter on the inside so that 
it would not serve as one of the most promi- 
nent features of their dress. It seems as 
thorgh these men, who have been but medi- 
ocre prep school athletic lights, wish to pose as 
real varsity athletes. At all events, in default 
of the ability to earn the right to a varsity 
letter, it is poor taste to supply that deficiency 
by a prominent exhibition of a prep school 



insignia. We trust that such men and others 
of similar calibre, even though they may have 
no feelings of nicety on this point, will at least 
conform to college custom and forego this con- 
stant, ostentatious and egotistical display of 
by-gone prowess. 

One of the serious errors 

A Contemporary that men frequently fall 

Event of Importance into may be found in their 

reluctance to put them- 
selves out to acquire small and large points of 
beneficial information. We note with pleas- 
ure that this error is being in part corrected at 
Bowdoin. The ground upon which we plant 
this remark is formed by the large and satis- 
factory attendance at the informal talks on 
objects of interest in the Art Building. These 
talks have more than a local significance. 
They are calculated to give a person a work- 
ing knowledge of some of the simpler points 
of Art. Art is a science, if we may properly 
use the term science, of which no college grad- 
uate should be entirely ignorant. The man 
who leaves college with an A.B. degree with- 
out understanding the fundamental principles 
underlying painting, sculpture or decoration 
is not, strictly speaking, liberally educated. 
The informal discourses on the Art Building 
throws open to Bowdoin students a splendid 
opportunity to acquire simply, pleasantly and 
completely a general knowledge of what is 
meant by the abstract term art. We urge the 
students who have not heard the first two talks 
to let nothing interfere with their attendance 
upon the remainder of the series as it is a rare 
opportunity to hear a man who knows what he 
is talking about tell about a subject which has 
many pseudo experts but few real appreciators. 


[Continued from page 139] 

He reminded the meeting that the Associa- 
tion is not composed of the officers alone, "that 
the men who are at its head cannot do all the 
work unaided, but that they need the co-opera- 
tion of every man in college. The Association 
is something every fellow ought to feel he has 
an active, living part in, and its work should 
not be thought of as what they are doing, but 
as what ice are doing. One thing that is the 
trouble with us here at Bowdoin is not that we 
are not as good as we seem to be, but that 
many of us do not seem to be as good as we 

are. We appear a little afraid to let others 
know that we are Christians. We are not 
true exponents of what we stand for. And 
being the 'man on the fence' is something we 
should avoid. The only way to make the 
Association a success is for us to come right 
out for what we believe, and not only to show 
our own interest in it, but to try to get others 
interested as well." 


President Hyde spoke in chapel using as a 
text the parable of the talents. He said in 
part : 

At the recent conference of the New Eng- 
land colleges one of the important discussions 
was on the tendency to turn college education 
in the direction of vocations. Two conclu- 
sions were reached : 

1. That there is not much place for voca- 
tional work in college. 

2. It is desirable for each student to have 
a clear idea of his future vocation and to 
choose certain general studies which will be 
of benefit to him in it. For instance, it is 
desirable for a man who plans to be a doctor 
to take such studies as chemistry and biology ; 
or for the prospective lawyer to study history 
and political economy. 

No young man ought to enter a profession 
merely for the pecuniary gain which it offers. 
The right way to choose a vocation is to study 
the needs of the hour and select the one which 
is most suited to his ability. 

Ruskin divides men into two classes : Those 
who live first to work and then to feed ; and 
those who live first to feed and then to work. 
The college man ought to see that he is found 
in the first of the two classes. He should 
choose his vocation early even though he find 
a change necessary; and he should choose it 
with regard to the common good and not to 
his own personal gain. 


Running Water to be Installed in Each End — Shower 
Baihs for Maine Hall 

At their last meeting, the faculty voted an 
appropriation for the purpose of supplying the 
dormitories with running water and a bowl 
on each floor and also install shower baths in 
both ends of Maine Hall. This action was 
taken in response to an urgent and unanimous 



petition, signed by every occupant of each dor- 
mitory, that these conveniences might be put 
in. These new acquisitions come as a distinct 
benefit to the students who were formerly 
forced to carry their water from the basement 
to their rooms. There was a natural and 
legitimate reluctance on the part of the faculty 
toward voting these conveniences as in the 
past privileges of this nature were abused by 
the occupants of the various ends. The reason 
for simply granting shower baths to Maine 
Hall is based upon the fact that this dormi- 
tory has places better adapted for showers 
than the other Halls. This scheme of show- 
ers in the ends is merely on a trial basis and 
before steps are taken to construct recepticles 
for baths in the other Halls the committee in 
charge of the buildings and grounds wish to 
feel assured that the students will not abuse 
the showers by carelessness or roughhouse 
principles. It is, therefore, up to the students 
to show by their actions that the committee 
have been justified in installing the asked-for 
conveniences. If no unfavorable occurrences 
arise the remainder of the dormitories will be 
equipped with shower baths. 


A Fast Contest Despite Atmospheric Conditions — Mac- 
adamized Roads Prove a Hindrance to Bowdoin 

With the mercury well toward freezing and 
a piercing wind sweeping almost every point 
of the entire course. Tufts defeated Bowdoin 
in the cross-country run held between the 
two teams, last Saturday. The race was well 
fought during every foot of the distance. Tufts 
appeared to have a decided advantage over 
Bowdoin over the Macadamized roads which 
had to be gone over during the latter part of 
the course. This was due chiefly to the ditifer- 
ences in foot wear, the Tufts men being 
provided with rubber, suction-soled shoes, 
while the Bowdoin team wore the conventional 
track shoe with long spikes, which shoe is 
efficient over soft ground but detrimental on a 
hard road. This fact, however, probably had 
but slight influence on the ultimate outcome 
of the contest. 

The start of the race was made at Curtis 
Hall. At the sound of the gun Slocum 
started out at a lively pace, followed closely 
by Williams, Morrison and Prentiss of Tufts, 
and Colbath of Bowdoin. The remainder of 
the bunch straggled along behind. At Hill- 

side, Morrison took the pace away from Slo- 
cum and held it to Winthrop Square with Col- 
bath, Prentiss, Slocum and Williams closely 
following him. After leaving Winthrop 
Square the course led through the Fells and 
it was through the Fells that Slocum again 
came to his own by taking the lead from Mor- 
rison. When the bunch emerged from the 
Fells onto the Medford Golf Links Slocum 
had gained a substantial lead over his oppo- 
nents. This lead he held across the golf 
links. At Governor's avenue, however, Wil- 
liam, Prentiss and Colbath closed on him, and, 
by the time the runners had reached the Mys- 
tic, Williams and Prentiss of Tufts were in 
the lead by a considerable distance. The run- 
ners were now to face the long acclivity up 
College Hill to the finish in front fo the Zeta 
Psi House. Here Slocum made a final effort 
so that by the time the leaders had reached the 
top of the hill and crossed the tape, Slocum 
was but ten yards behind them, their lead hav- 
ing been diminished by some forty yards. Slo- 
cum ran a plucky race being harassed during 
the entire course by a cramped side. Great 
credit is due to Colbath for the way in which 
he sacrificed every opportunity • for personal 
glory by going back from time to time to 
encourage lagging Bowdoin runners. The 
men finished in the following order: i, Wil- 
liams, Tufts ; 2, Prentiss, Tufts ; 3, Slocum, 
Bowdoin, 4, Colbath, Bowdoin, 5, Robinson, 
Bowdoin 6, Rickert, Tufts, 7, Morss, Bowdoin, 
8, Morrison, Tufts, 9, Cole, Bowdoin. The 
time of the race was 28 minutes, 23 seconds. 


The 74th annual convention of Delta Upsi- 
lon was held October 22, 23, 24 and 25 with 
the Swarthmore Chapter at Swathmore, 
Pennsylvania. On Thursday evening, the 22d, 
the convention was entertained at Keith's 
Philadelphia Theatre which is managed by 
Harry T. Jordan, Colby '93. On Friday 
evening the University of Pennsylvania enter- 
tained the convention at a reception and dance 
held at Philadelphia. On Saturday a special 
train conveyed the entire convention to 
Atlantic City, N. J., where they were housed 
over Saturday and Sunday at the elegant 
Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel, managed by A. 
i\. White, a member of the Swathmore 
Chapter, class of '94. 

The old Chapter of Delta Upsilon at Miami 
University, which died out in 1873 was re- 



established. The fraternity now has thirty- 
eight chapters. The Bowdoin Chapter was 
represented by H. M. Smith, '09, and W. E. 
Atwood, '10. 

Collcoe flotcs 

May the showers and the bowls be soon 
installed in the dormitories. 

A. H. Fisk, '09, refereed the Portland High- 
Bangor High game last Saturday. 

J. B. Pendleton, '90, was field judge at the 
Harvard-Brown game last Saturday. 

New music was given out to the Mandolin 
Club at the rehearsal on Wednesday. 

An opportunity to remove incompletes will 
be given the first two weeks in November. 

A meeting of the Freshman election dele- 
gates was held Monday afternoon in Memo- 
rial Hall. 

G. W. Farrar, ex-' 10, is spending this week 
at the D. U. House. He will return to college 
next year. 

Jim McBane, janitor of Maine Hall, was 
summoned to Portland on Monday, as a wit- 
ness in a lawsuit. 

The members of the band have set aside the 
following hours for practice in their rooms: 
1. 00 to 2.00 and 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. 

Freshman warnings came out Wednesday, 
fifty-three in number. For the first time in 
the history of the College, the football team 
remains intact. 

President Eliot of Harvard has tendered 
his resignation to take effect in May, 1909. 
President Hyde and President Roosevelt are 
talked of in many quarters as possible succes- 

There has been a change made in length of 
time which the library is open in the evening. 
The old hours of 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. have given 
place to a new schedule which extends from 
6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. 

The attention of students and faculty is 
called to the bulletin board just inside the 
Reading Room in the Library. It is reserved 
primarily for the use of the Christian Associa- 
tion. Information concerning the current 
activities of the Association will be posted 
from time to time. 

A whistle has been established in the light- 
ing and heating plant. The possibilities pre- 

sented by this innovation are awesome to the 
conservative soul. For instance, the secretary 
of the faculty may use this efficient screecher 
to reduce the number of absences at chapel by 
taking the proper steps to have its discordant 
voice raised at 7.00 a.m. 

A grand Republican Rally, in which the col- 
lege students and citizens of Brunswick, par- 
ticipated, was held last Monday evening in the 
town hall. The students formed on the cam- 
pus and marched to the hall behind the band. 
Hon. Bert M. Fernald, governor-elect, and Dr. 
D. A. Robinson, '73, of Bangor, were the 
speakers of the evening. 



Bowdoin vs. Bates on Whittier Field. 
Maine vs. Colby at Waterville. 
Harvard vs. Carlisle at Cambridge. 


5.00 p.m. President Hyde will conduct 
chapel. Music by the quartette and a violin 
solo by Kendrie. 


3.30 P.M. Football practice on Whittier 

Meeting of the New Bedford Club at New 
Meadows Inn. 

4.30 P.M. Mandolin Club rehearsed. 


4.30 P.M. Mandolin Club rehearsal. 

Hour exam, in German 5. 

New course in Argumentation under Eng- 
lisr 3 begins. 

3.30 P.M. Football practice on Whittier 


3.30 P.M. Football practice on Whittier 
4.30 P.M. Mandolin Club rehearsal. 


3.30 P.M. Football practice on Whittier 

Hour exam, in German 3. 

7.00 P.M. Christian Association meeting. 


3.30 P.M. Football practice on Whittier 

4.30 P.M. Mandolin Club rehearsal. 

7.00 P.M. Mass-meeting in Memorial Hall. 


Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 
Harvard vs. Dartmouth at Cambridge. 



Hlumni Bcpavtment 

'25. — One of the most sought-for items in a recent 
book auction at Boston, was a copy of Oliver Gold- 
smith's Vicar of Wakefield owned by Nathaniel 
Hawthorne while a student at Bowdoin. The title 
page bears the autograph of the novelist with the 
spelling Hathorne, which he used while at Bruns- 
wick. In other autograohs in the same volume the 
W appears in the surname. 

'70. — It is understood that on the exoiration of the 
term of Judge John A. Peters of the Ellsworth 
municipal court, who is not a candidate for reap- 
pointment. Governor Cobb will appoint Hon. "^~'in 
B. Redman. This will not be the first time Judge 
Redman has presided over the Ellsworth municipal 
court. He was anoointed judge in 1881, and held the 
position until 1885, being succeeded by the late 
George P. Button. He has twice been mayor of 
Ellsworth. To this office he was elected when he 
belonged to the democratic party, and when the 
city was strongly republican. He was the demo- 
cratic candidate for Governor in 1884, his republican 
opponent being ex-Gov. Frederick Robie. Judge Red- 
man was one of the pioneers of the shoe industry 
in Ellsworth. During Mr. Cleveland's second term 
as President, Judge Redman was collector of the 
port of Frenchman's Bay. In 1896 he parted com- 
pany with the democratic party, being unable to ap- 
prove Bryanism. "I did not leave the democratic 
party," is the way he puts it ; "the party left me." 
In 1903 Judge Redman was appointed a member of 
the board of pension appeals at Washington, his 
duties being the writing of opinions on questions of 
law arising in the adjudication of pension claims. 
He resigned last December, returning to his old 
home, and resuming the practice of law. 

'02. — Harold B. Eastman, who is in the employ of 
the Dominion Lumber Company, was in Brunswick 
last week on his way to Northern Maine. A mon- 
ograph by him entitled, "Experiments with railway 
crossties" has recently been issued by the U. S. 
Department of Agriculture. 

'03. — Farnsworth G. Marshall, principal of the 
Cony High School, Augusta, has been chosen presi- 
dent of the Maine Association of Colleges and Pre- 
paratory Schools. 


Hall of Delta Upsilon, Nov. 4, 1908. 
Whereas, God in his infinite wisdom has 
seen fit to take to himself the soul of our hon- 
ored aUimnus and brother, Edwin Reed of the 
Class of '58, we wish to express our own sor- 
row, and our sympathy for those bound closer 
to him by ties of blood. 

Harold M. Smith, '09, 
Ralph L. Thompson, 'id, 
Lawrence MacFarland, 'ii. 
For the Chapter. 


Brown, William H. Sertum Carthusianum. 

Capen, Elwin A. Oology of New England, a 
description of the eggs, nests, and breeding 
habits of the birds known to breed in New 

Chesterton, Gilbert K. Charles Dickens, a 
critical study. 

Chesterton, Gilbert I-C. Heretics. 

Curme, George O. Grammar of the German 

Dingley, Frank L. Economic international- 

Foster, William T. Argumentation and de- 

Gosse, Edmund. Father and son, biographi- 
cal recollections. 

Gosse, Edmund. Henrik Ibsen. (Literary 

Flarrison, Frederic. William the Silent. 

Hayes, Edward C. Memoir of Professor Ben- 
jamin Francis Hayes. 

Hervey, Alpheus B. Wayside flowers and 

Krebs, Johann P. Antibarbarus der lateinis- 
chen Sprache. (2 v.). 

Lee, Gerald Stanley. Inspired millionaires, a 

Lee, Jennette. The Ibsen secret, a key to the 
prose dramas of Henrik Ibsen. 

Lesdain, Count de. From Pekin to Sikkim 
through the Ordos, the Gobi desert, and 

Lightfoot, Joseph B. Historical essays. 

Moulton, Forest R. Introduction to astron- 

Norton, Grace. Early writings of Montaigne. 

Norton, Grace. Studies in Montaigne. 

Perrin, Lee J. My three years at Andover. 

Pope, Charles H. Pioneers of Maine and 
New Hampshire. 

Stearns, Frank P. Cambridge sketches. 

Storring, Gustav. Mental pathology. 

Stoll, Otto. Suggestions und Hypnotismus. 

Tuckwell, William. Reminiscences of Oxford. 

V'oigt, George. Die Wiederbelebung des 
classischen Alterthums. 

Wells, Herbert G. Future in America. 

W'inkelmann, A. Handbuch der Physik. 
(v. 3-6). 

Xenophon. Art of horsemanship, translated 
by Morris H. Morgan. 




NO. 17 


Bates Play in Whirlwind Form — Bowdoin Twice 
Turned Back Near Goal Line 

In spite of frequent and costly penalties and 
the desperate efforts of her opponents, Bates 
defeated Bowdoin, in the latter's second game 
in the Maine series, by a score of 5 to o. For 
the most part Bates outplayed her Bow- 
doin rivals by showing a greater variety 
of attack but there were times in the game 
when Bates were taken completely off their 
feet by the fierceness of the Bowdoin attack 
and the solidity of the Bowdoin defense. Twice 
after having rushed the ball considerable dis- 
tances without a hitch, Bowdoin was held for 
downs as she neared the goal line. The game 
started at 2.30 p.m. 

Bowdoin won the toss and kicked off to 
Bates, who was defending the west goal. After 
two rushes. Bates punted to Bowdoin's 50- 
yard line. Bowdoin tried an onside kick, and 
Bates secured the ball on her own 22-yard line. 
The two teams then exchanged punts. An 
onside kick gave Bates the ball on Bowdoin's 
26-yard line. 

Bowdoin held on the 18-yard line, but after 
two long gains, one of seven yards by Manter 
and the other of 12 yards by Smith, Bates 
forced Bowdoin to punt. After three good 
gains by Keaney, Bates was twice penalized 
15 yards, once for holding and the second 
time for an illegal forward pass. Bates then 
punted and Bowdoin returned it. Bates 
advanced the ball to the 38-yard line and 
Keaney tried for a goal from the field, but 

Manter punted out for Bowdoin and Bates 
returned the kick. After a gain by Smith of 
S yards Bowdoin made an ineffectual attempt 
to punt. The ball came to Bates on the 13- 
yard line. Four rushes by Cummings, Keaney 
and Sargent took the ball over for the only 
touchdown of the game. No goal was kicked. 
After that Bowdoin once reached Bates' 8- 

yard line only to be held for downs and when 
time was called had first down on the 28-yard 

Second Half 

Early in the second half after rushing the 
ball to Bowdoin's eight-yard line, Keaney 
attempted a goal from the field, but his team 
was offside and the goal was not allowed. 
On another attempt he missed the posts 
entirely. After exchanging punts Bates 
was penalized half the distance to her 
line and Andrews was put out of the game 
for slugging. More punting then tnnk place 
and Bowdoin got the ball and workea the for- 
ward pass successfully carrying the ball to the 
45-yard line. Smith on three rushes made 30 
yards and Bates was penalized 10 yards for 
offside play. Bowdoin pushed steadily toward 
the goal line until the seven-yard line was 
reached when Bates held. 

The game ended with the ball in Bates' pos- 
session on her own 22-yard line. 

For Bowdoin McDade proved to be the 
bright and shijiing light on the defensive. He 
. fought his way through the Bates line fre- 
quently and nipped plays in the bud. Smith 
was Bowdoin's only consistent ground gainer. 
Great credit is due him for the way in which 
he time and again carried the ball, almost 
unaided by interference, through the Bates line 
for long and substantial gains. In addition to 
these men Crosby, Manter and Newman did 
fine work for Bowdoin. 

Keaney was the bright star in the Bates 
firmament. He was in every play and his 
efforts secured at least one-half of the entire 
ground gained by Bates. 

The summary : 

Bates Bowdoin 

Bishop, l.e r.e., Hughes 

W. Andrews, l.t r.t., Crosby 

McKenney, I.g r.g., King 

Leavitt, I.g. 

Cochrane, c c, McDade 

Booker, r. g I.g., Haley 

Cole, r.g. 
Bickford r.g. 

Andrews, r.t l.t., Newman 

Cole, r.t. 

Cummings, r.e I.e., Wandtke 

Cobb, q.b q.b., Burton 



Conklin, I.h.b ir.h.b., Manter 

r.h.b., Wilson 

Keaney, r.h.b I.h.b., F. Smith 

Sargent, f.b f.b., Gastonquay 

Lovely, f.b. 

Score — Bates 5. Touchdown — Sargent. Umpire 
— Weeks of Syracuse. Referee — Fultz of Brown. 
Field Judge — Hapgood of Dartmouth. Linesman — 
Dadmun of Harvard. Time — 35-m. halves. 


"Every month," says the Postman at the 
conclusion of a rather disparaging review of 
literary conditions here in college, — "Every 
month the Quill ought to contain several 
sketches or stories of merit, a short essay on 
some lively topic, and much spontaneous, 
inspired verse." That is a true ideal, and, to 
say the least, moderately exacting. Suppose 
we apply it to the very number of the Quill 
which, through the Postman, voices the ideal. 
This number, for October, does, in fact, con- 
tain two sketches or stories of merit; a short 
literary criticism which, both in subject and in 
style, is sufficiently lively ; and no less than six 
pieces of verse which may nOt unreasonably be 
regarded as spontaneous and inspired, — spon- 
taneity and inspiration being qualities which 
admit of degrees, and the presence of which in 
any poem is likely to be allowed or denied 
according to the taste and sympathy of the 
reader, provided always that the subject is ■ 
worthy, and the form correct. In addition to 
these contents, which are all that the Postman 
insists upon, there is an editorial thoughtful in 
tone, admirable in spirit, direct and effective 
in form ; there are the Gray Goose Tracks 
which appropriately enough, suggest a sort of 
web-footed method of progress, and, as usual, 
combine waggishness and mystery in a way 
that leaves one wondering what it all means ; 
and, finally, there are the rather sombre reflec- 
tions of the Postman, to which reference has 
already been made. It is true, of course, that 
these articles are not faultless in diction, and 
syntax, and style, — few magazine articles are, 
— but in their several kinds they are all merito- 
rious, and ought to afford a measure of satis- 
faction even to the dejected Postman. One 
could wish that the writer of the literary criti- 
cism had been more careful in his composition, 
and thus have avoided an occasional awkward 
phrase and faulty construction. One would 
like to know what became of the poor captain 
in A Story from the Log, for his disappearance 
from his own ship seems to have been real 

even if the tragic vision of his walking the 

plank from the spectre pirate-ship was myste- 
rious and inexplicable. The delicate, emo- 
tional strain of The Poet's Sorrow, which 
sounds, perhaps, like an echo from Words- 
worth, might have been made a little clearer 
and more convincing without sacrificing any 
of its allusive sentiment or its pathos. 

In spite of such minor defects these pieces 
are all good and interesting; as are also the 
striking sonnet on Schubert, the tender and 
beautiful story of The Return, the faithful and 
happy translation from Horace, and the musi- 
cal lines on AHght, and Solitude, and Good 
Company. Altogether it is a creditable num- 
ber of the Quill with which to begin the 
academic year and gives us ground to hope 
that the succeeding numbers, together with 
this, will happily dissipate "Ye Postman's" 
gloom. He, by the way, is mistaken in calling 
Kate Douglas Wiggin our only alumna; the 
degree of the college was earlier given to 
.Sarah Orne Jewett, also, and we are honored 
in both. 


Bowdoin Hard at Work for Her Final Contest — 

Changes in Llne=up — The U. of M. Record — 

Former Bowdoin°JVIaine Games 

Not in the least disheartened by the unfort- 
unate occurence of last Saturday, the Bowdoin 
team has been working with all possible vigor 
for their contest to-morrow with the Univer- 
sity of Maine. Scrimmages have been in- 
dulged in between the varsity and the second 
team which have equalled, and many times 
excelled, any previous encounters which have 
taken place between the teams this season. 
There have been several shake-ups in the var- 
sity along with these fierce scrimmages. Boyn- 
ton has been playing center, Captain McDade 
has been trying out at fullback, the right end 
position has been occupied by Crowley and 
Burns at different times has supplanted King 
at right guard. The definite line-up of the team 
will not be fully known until the game begins. 
The drill of the week was largely the perfec- 
tion of old plays and the mastering of some 
new formations. Judging from the work 
which the men have gone through it is safe to 
say that no heads, time or labor has been 
spared in putting the team at its highest point 
of efficiency. 



So far this year the University of Maine 
has played seven games. Of these seven 
games she has won four games and lost three 
games. Her opponents have scored 59 points 
to the University of Maine's 96 points. The 
entire record of her season up to this point is 
as follows : 

Sept. 26 — Maine, Zil \ Ricker Classical Institute, o. 

Odt. 3 — Maine, o; Harvard, i5. 

Oct. lo-^Maine, 36; Ft. McKinley, o. 

Oct. 17— Maine, 6; New Hampshire, 4. 

Oct. 24 — Maine, 5 ; Tufts, 23. 

Oct. 31 — Maine, 6; Bates, o. 

Nov. 7 — Maine, 6; Colby, 16. 

Bowdoin and the University of Maine have 
played twelve games and of these twelve Bow- 
doin has won eight games. There have been 
no tie games. The number of points scored 
by Bowdoin is 172 against 93 points scored by 
the University of Maine. The following is 
the complete record of the contests : 

1893 — Bowdoin, 12; Maine, 10. 
1896 — Bowdoin, 12; Maine, 6. 
i8g8 — Bowdoin, 29 ; Maine, o. 
1899 — Bowdoin, 14; Maine, 0. 
1900 — Bowdoin, 38; Maine, o. 
1901 — Bowdoin, 5 ; Maine, 22. 
1902 — Bowdoin, o; Maine, 11. 
1903 — Bowdoin, o; Maine, 16. 
1904 — Bowdoin, 22; Maine, 5. 
1905 — Bowdoin, o; Maine, i8. 
1906 — Bowdoin, 6; Maine, o. 
1907 — Bowdoin, 34; Maine, 5. 


The Question to be Decided Soon — Students Urged to 
Bear the Matter in Mind 

The columns of last week's Orient con- 
tained a copy of the provisional constitution for 
the proposed Undergraduate Council. It seems 
to be the general sentiment of the student 
body that this matter should not be allowed to 
hang fire but should be brought up for imme- 
diate action. Accordingly, in response to such 
general feeling, the question is to be decided at 
an early date. This date will probably be the 
night of the general election of the manager 
of football and his assistant. 

A prominent alumnus, who was in Bruns- 
wick for the Bates game, told the Orient that 
in his opinion this proposed Undergraduate 
Council was splendid. "I trust," he said, that 
the student body will give this matter their most 
careful and intelligent attention. This question 
should not be viewed in the light of an inno- 
vation peculiar to Bowdoin and, because it is 

an innovation, viewed with distrust. It should 
be considered, rather, as the natural outcome 
of a similar movement toward the organization 
and concentration of the student point of view 
which is occurring and has occurred through 
the collegiate circles of the United States. It 
will be a disappointment to me if this council 
is not formed and I shall be chiefly disap- 
pointed because, if the matter is vetoed, I shall 
feel that, with the hasty snap judgment com- 
mon to youth, the undergraduates are repu- 
diating a movement conceived in their favor 
and bound to work out to their advantage." 
Similar opinions to this were expressed to the 
Orient by men interested in Bowdoin and 
Bowdoin men. When the Orient men- 
tioned the possibility of an Undergrad- 
uate Council to one irate cynic he merely 
remarked pithily, "Humph, that's nothing. 
It's about time these undergraduates woke up. 
They ought to have had such a scheme long 
ago. They are way behind the times." In 
the face of such a unanimity of opinion 
expressed by those who are neither members 
of the college farulty nor undergraduates in 
the college it will be noted that the question 
has as its sponsors not the mad brains of a few 
but the mature judgment of many. 


31 N. Appleton Hall, 
Brunswick, Me., 
Oct. 24, 1908. 
The Editor of the Bowdoin Orient: 

De.\r Sir — As a subscriber of the Bowdoin Orient, 
I am taking the privilege of expressing a few of 
my opinions regarding the little piece that has 
appeared in its October 23d edition, concerning foot- 
ball subscriptions. The writer's purpose in this 
piece is good, but, for the most part, he is hitting 
the wrong parties. The men who do the ranting, 
tearing, and bellowing at the mass-meetings, are not 
the ones who have not subscribed to football. They 
are mostly the ones who have given five dollars, 
and who therefore consider themselves entitled to 
rant and bellow about their Bowdoin Spirit as shown 
by their generosity. 

The men here at Bowdoin who do not subscribe 
to football are the men whose pecuniary circum- 
stances do not allow them to. And you do not 
find those men ranting and bellowing at the mass- 
meetings, either. You find them showing their 
Bowdoin spirit by attending the mass-meetings, and 
behaving themselves as gentlemen should behave 
at a mass-meeting. They are just as much Bow- 
doin men as the wealthy man's sons who, at the 
first glance from the manager, pull out their five- 
spots. When a pecuniary crisis overtakes any ath- 
letic team, they are the men whose one-dollar stip- 

[Continued on page 149.] 






WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

Managing Editor 


H. H. BURTON. 1909 
P. J. NE'WMAN. 1909 
J. J. STAHL. 1909 
H. G. INGERSOLL. 1910 

P. B. MORSS, 1910 
W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
L. McFARLAND. 1911 

J. C. WHITE. 1911 

by us playing tennis while a baseball game was 
in progress on Whittier Field. At the time of 
the writing of the editorial, we took a careful 
survey of a mass-meeting in conjunction with 
the football manager and the result of the 
investigation showed that at a liberal estimate 
one-half of the men at the meeting had not 
subscribed at that time for the support of foot- 
ball. We take sharp issue with him in his 
statement that only good Bowdoin men attend 
mass-meetings. Were he familiar with actual 
facts he would be a trifle wary about making 
such a broad statement. In conclusion, we 
admit that the students have now subscribed 
to football in a way which does them credit 
but at the time of the editorial in question 
which was right on the heels of a baseball 
deficit, caused largely by their neglect, we feel 
that conditions warranted our remarks and 
we take pleasure in endorsing the statements 
we made in that editorial. 

GUY P. ESTES, 1909 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 Pkess 

Vol. XXXVIII. NOVEMBER 13, 1908 No. 17 

n ! ..1. We acknowledge the com- 

Conceraing the „,^,nication contained in 

Doctrines of Our , -iirv,! 

„ . . our columns. While we 

^ are not in harmony with 

all the opinions ventured by our correspond- 
ent, we still admit that some of his points are 
reasonable. In answer to the letter, we would 
say that if the writer had a broader perspective 
based on actual personal experience he might 
possibly concede that the heat we evinced in 
the offending editorial was not altogether 
uncalled for or unjustified. For instance, we 
see men, and no inconsiderable number of men 
either, at every mass-meeting who defaulted 
baseball subscriptions and who have been seen 

„ „ Day dreams and castles in 

Only a Day Dream, ^^^\^^ ^^^ hallucinations 
but May It Come ^^on^^wn to most vigorous 
loo I rue j^jj^^g -pj^ggg fanciful 

dreams are in themselves distinctly profitable 
mental assets since they bolster up the inexpe- 
rienced by painting the future in rosy tints, 
spur on the self-confident to tasks of larger 
endeavor and keep hope alive in the breasts of 
the discouraged. To such a degree "castles in 
Spain" have their uses. On the other hand, 
an individual who discloses wholesale his 
random visions is guilty of an act which, if 
it is not criminal, is at least a painful display of 
lack of consideration for his hearers. The 
secret of the circumstance is that each person 
is so busy conjuring with his own fancies that 
he has no time to listen to the stimulating 
imaginings of his neighbor. 

In the face of these facts and despite the 
manifest charge of inconsistency which may 
be laid at our door, we are nevertheless going 
to disclose a day dream. We have always 
fondly cherished the image of the day when 
Bowdoin should have a hockey team. The 
attempt has been made in the past to develop 
and support ice hockey at Bowdoin but for one 
reason or another the effort has proven futile 
and our cherished fancy has been dashed to 
the rocks of despair. This year, however, 
stimulated by a new class of sensations caused 
by the influx of several Freshmen, hockey 
enthusiasts and the present eligibility of former 



ineligibility hockey stars, we are renewing the 

There was never a year more propitious 
than this to the successful organization of 
hockey at Bowdoin. In addition to the expe- 
rienced players who are now in college, there 
is a tendency on the part of the other Maine 
colleges to take up the game. Besides these 
colleges such teams of recognized hockey 
standing as Dartmouth and Harvard are not 
inconveniently distant from Brunswick. With 
these circumstances in mind, it is safe to pre- 
sume that Bowdoin would not be at a loss of 
interesting and creditable opponents. Ice, too, 
is not usually lacking in Alaine so the team 
could have a good workout. In fact, if we had 
any experience in examining entrails, we feel 
confident that the entire prophecy to be 
extracted from these effective prophetic instru- 
ments would unite in affirming that, if hockey 
were attempted this year and attempted with 
a" whole spirit of enthusiasm there is little 
doubt that Bowdoin would prove a factor in 
the hockey world. 


.[Continued from page 147] 

port is more to be desired, and relied upon, than the 
other fellows' five-dollar generosity. 

I know of one Bowdoin man of moderate means 
who DID walk up to Manager Simmons and offer 
him a subscription, less than five dollars, to be sure, 
whose subscription was refused because it was less 
than five dollars. If the Bowdoin spirit exhibited by 
that man's offer of two dollars was not as great as 
the Bowdoin spirit exhibited bj' the other man's 
generosity of five dollars, then the estimation o{ 
Bowdoin spirit is fixed upon a very wrong basis. 
Let the management collect the two dollars, and the 
one dollars, and be glad of them, before it says to 
the moderate-means man, "No, I'll not take any- 
thing less than five dollars." 

I am writing this from the standpoint of the mod- 
erate-means man, who is hit equally as hard by this 
editorial as is the Bath, Lewiston and tobacco-shop 
man. There is in this editorial something for the 
latter individual to take to heart, most assuredly. 
The members of this class of men who do not sub- 
scribe, and the men of means who are too mean to 
subscribe, are the ones who may justly be called 
unworthy of the title of college men. 

I am yours respectfully, 

C. L. O. 


A Triangular Debating League has been 
formed by Harvard, Yale and Princeton. 

John D. Rockefeller's gift to the University 
of Chicago amounts to $24,000,000. 

The enrollment of the Freshman Class at 
Princeton is 360 — 36 more than that of last 

.\t Wesleyan a new system of undergradu- 
ate work is in effect. Instead of recitations 
five days a week as hitherto, they will now be 
held six days, with half holidays Wednesdays 
and Saturdays. 

Amherst has a Pratt gymnasium, Pratt field, 
Pratt natatorium, Pratt health cottage and 
Pratt skating rink, thanks to the loyalty of five 
Pratt brothers. 

Cornell has followed in the steps of Har- 
vard and Johns Hopkins, and hereafter will 
receive no one at its medical college who does 
not have an A.B. degree- 

A new daily newspaper has been started at 
Yale called, The Student Daily Post. A pecul- 
iar feature of this paper is that it is supported 
entirely by its advertisements and is given 
away free. It is issued in the evening, while 
The Nezvs is published in the morning. 

A recently made rule wtih regard to win- 
ning a "Y" at Yale states that any runner who 
finishes among the first twelve men at the col- 
legiate cross country run shall be given the 
University letter. 

The intercollegiate cross country run will be 
held at Princeton, November 21. Yale, Prince- 
ton, Michigan, Cornell, Syracuse, Pennsylva- 
nia, Harvard and Columbia will compete. In 
order to encourage the smaller colleges to enter 
the run the requirements have been reduced 
from a team of nine men to one of seven, who 
start and five to qualify in the end. Cornell 
has already one leg on the cup. 

The 300th Anniversary of the birth of John 
Milton will be celebrated by suitable academic 
exercises at 8.15 p.m. on December 9, 1908, in 
Earl Hall, Columbia University. Addresses 
will be delivered on Milton's Influence on the 
Movement for Liberal Thought, by Mr. Geo. 
L. Rives, '68, Chairman of the Trustees; Mil- 
ton as a Man of Letters, by Professor Wil- 
liam P. Trent. 

Plans are also being made for the commem- 
oration of the centenary of Edgar Allan Poe's 
birth on January 19, 1909. 

Make-up examinations for failure in the 
term examinations are to be abolished at 

The authorities of Oberlin College have 
recently provided a cement lot on their campus 
for student bonfires. 



The University of Pennsylvania intends to 
adopt the honor system from the "Mid- Years" 

Sixty-six students are enrolled in the depart- 
ment of journalism recently established at the 
University of Wisconsin. Similar depart- 
ments are to be established at Trinity College, 
Dublin, Birmingham University, and the Uni- 
versity of Cambridge, England. 

Evening technical courses for mechanics in 
New Haven will be given again this year by 
the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale. 

The Hitchcock Hall dining room at Am- 
herst, which was started last April, has been 
re-arranged so that the hall now seats 275 men. 
A manager and 12 assistants in the kitchen 
run the business, and students act as waiters. 
The average cost per man is $4.50 per week, 
The trustees are at present considering plans 
for a union, and if these are successfully car- 
ried through the present arrangement will be 


All contestants are disqualified who do not train 
for two weeks prior to the Freshman-Sophomore 
football game. The Athletic Council is to enforce 
this regulation with vigor. 

The attention of students is called to the follow- 
ing regulation in regard to absences and excuses : 

The Secretary shall have the sole power of grant- 
ing excuses for absences. All applications for ex- 
cuse must be made in person at the office of the Sec- 
retary, in office hours. Unless such application is 
made in advance of the absence, the student must 
satisfy the Secretary that it was impossible to apply 
in advance. In such cases the application must be 
made imthin three days of the expiration of the 
period of absence. The Secretary may refuse to 
consider any application which does not conform to 
these rules. 

(Signed) Kenneth C. M. Sills, 

Secretary of the Faculty. 


Miss Curtis Will Coacb the Club io "A Regiment of 
Two" — Trials Wednesday Afternoon 

The Dramatic Club, which was so highly suc- 
cessful last season in their play, "Half-Back Sandy," 
given under the direction of Miss Emily Curtis, has 
been fortunate in again engaging her as coach for 
the club this year. The play they will present this 
season is a lively, up-to-date, farcial comedy under 
the title "A Regiment of Two," by A. E. Wills. 
There are few characters in the cast — only six male 
parts and four female. Each part is good ; there are 
no small parts. The club is especially anxious to 

have out for the trials next week men who will try 
for the female parts. 

Those who intend to be candidates for places in 
the cast should hand their names to President J. 
Standish Simmons or to Manager H. W. Wood- 
ward at once. From either of these men, candidates 
may purchase inexpensive copies of the play. The 
trials will take place in Banister Hall at 3.30 o'clock 
on Wednesdaj', November i8th. 



Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 
8.00 A.M. Bowdoin team and supporters 
leave on a "special." 

Harvard vs. Dartmouth at Cambridge. 


5.00 P.M. President Hyde will conduct 
chapel. Music by quartette. 


4.30 P.M. Mandolin Club rehearsal. 
5.00 P.M. Glee Club rehearsal. 


4.30 P.M. Mandolin Club rehearsal. 
7.00 P.M. Band rehearsal. 


5.00 p-M. Glee Club rehearsal. 


7.00 P.M. Christian Association Meeting. 
8.00 P.M. Normal Class Meeting. 


4.30 P..M. Mandolin Club rehearsal. 
5.00 P.M. Glee Club rehearsal. 
7.00 P.M. Band rehearsal. 
7.00 P.M. Rehearsal of choir at St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church. 


J. E. Chapman, Esq., of Boston, has presented the 
College Library with a class album of the Class of 
1875, which also contains the photographs of mem- 
bers of the Faculty forty years ago. 

Mr. G. G. Wilder, Secretary of the Maine Library 
.Association, is busy preparing a program and mak- 
ing arrangements for the Annual Meeting of the 
Association which is to be held at the University of 
Maine, November i6th and 17th. Mr. Wilder, who 
has held the responsible position of Secretary for 
several years, has been chosen by the President to 
reply to the address of welcome by Dean Hart. 

Professor George T. Little will read a paper 
entitled, "What Smaller Libraries Can Do for 
Larger Ones." 

Mrs. Louis F. Stearns, of Bangor, has recently 
added to the college archives a copy of the Com- 
mencement Program for the year 1825, with manu- 
script letters of President William Allen and Gov- 
ernor Albion K. Parris. 



CoUcQC flotes 

Farrin, 'lo, has returned to college. 

Reed H. Ellis, ex-'og, spent Sunday at the 

Colin Campbell, ex-'o8, has entered Brook- 
lyn University Law School. 

J. B. Pendleton, '90, refereed the Exeter- 
Andover game last Saturday. 

C. T. Hawes, '76, was one of the speakers 
at the mass meeting Friday night. 

Dr. Burnett spent the latter part of last 
week at his home in Turner's Falls, Mass. 

The chemical laboratory has been re-equip- 
ped with a new supply of Bunsen burners. 

Professor Foster spoke last week at Provi- 
dence, R. I., before the Rhode Island Institute 
of Instruction. 

Waldo T. Skillin, '11, has been confined to 
his home in Hallowell for the past two weeks 
with a bad knee which he acquired in track 

A committee of the Faculty has been 
appointed, consisting of Professors Sills, Fos- 
ter, and Brown to consider the admission 
requirements in Latin and to adopt a policy 
with reference to Latin A and B. 

By an agreement between the College Band 

^ and the Board of Proctors, the members of the 

Band have agreed to confine their practice in 

the dormitories between the hours of one and 

two-thirty, and six and seven-thirty. 

Five former Bowdoin football captains saw 
the Bates game from the side lines, Saturday. 
They were G. E. Fogg, Capt., 1902, Emery O. 
Beane, Captain 1904; Henry Chapman, Cap- 
tain 1905 ; J-. B. Drummond, Captain 1906, 
and W. R. Crowley, Captain 1907. 

At their annual elections the Sophomore 
Class elected H. L. Wiggin of Boston, Mass., 
president; W. C. Caldwell of Buckfield, Me., 
vice-president ; F. P. Richards of Bar Harbor, 
Me., treasurer, and G. F. Kern of Deering, 
Me., secretary. As football captain the class 
elected O. P. Haley with G. W. Howe for 
their football manager. 

The Freshman Class have elected their 
officers as follows : President, F. E. Harring- 
ton of Rockland, Me. ; Vice-President K. 
Churchill of Arlington, Mass. ; Secretary, L. 
S. Foote of Somersworth, N. H. ; Treasurer, 
W. Holt of North Bridgton, Me. ; F. A. Smith 
was elected football captain and H. A. Nick- 
erson was elected football manager. 

One of the alumni, who has shown keen 
interest in the debating at Bowdoin College, 
and who has been much gratified at the victo- 
ries over large New York universities, has vol- 
unteered to provide a substantial prize for the 
best speaker in an informal debate, to be held 
under the direction of the Department, the 
subject to be announced on the evening of the 
contest. The Council has not yet considered 
the matter. 

A meeting of the Parish Men's Club of 
Brunswick was held last Monday evening at 
New Meadows Inn. Dean Mitchell was 
elected president for the ensuing year. 
Professor Robinson addressed the meeting on 
"The Preventive Work Against the Spread 
of Tuberculosis in This Country," and Dr. 
Whittier spoke on his work as Milk Inspector 
of Brunswick. This was followed by a formal 
discussion on "Local Sanitary Conditions." 


President Hyde conducted the chapel service Sun- 
day afternoon. His talk, which follows, was pre- 
ceded by a violin solo by Kendrie, '10, and followed 
by a selection by the quartette. 

Outside the national elections, the two most im- 
portant events of the week in the United States were 
the conviction of Charles W. Morse and the resig- 
nation of President Eliot of Harvard. A greater 
contrast could hardly be found than that between 
these two lives, the one built on the sands of selfish- 
ness, the other on the rock of disinterested self-sac- 
rifice. A prison sentence is the logical and fit con- 
clusion of the life of a man who has tried to get all 
he could, regardless of how or from whom he got it. 
On the other hand the American nation is under 
very great obligation to President Eliot for his vast 
services in the intellectual social and moral advance- 
ment of the century. 

When he came to Harvard it was little more than 
a country school in reality ; of what it is to-day no 
mention need be made. There is not a college man 
in the United States who has not had greater advan- 
tages because of the work of this man. He was 
instrumental in the reformation of the common 
school system which has proved so beneficial. He 
has changed medical, legal and theological courses 
from mere methods to get degrees to professional 
schools under the instruction of trained profes- 
sors. Outside of education he has studied the prob- 
lems of capital and labor and municipal government 
in politics ; and few men have had a greater moral 
influence than he. 

With the lesson of these lives before us we ought 
not to ask what we can get out of the world in 
money or fame ; but we ought to seek what Presi- 
dent Eliot himself has called the first luxury — that 
of doing some lasting good in the world. For self- 
forgetful devotion and unscrupulous selfishness are 
the inner attributes whose outward marks are fame 
and infamy. 



Hluiiini department 

'54. — Daniel C. Linscott, Esq., and his son, 
Frank K. Linscott, '88, have removed their law 
offices to Room 505 at 60 Congress Street, 

'69. — At the recent election Hon. Henry B. 
Quinby was chosen Governor of New Hamp- 

'yo. — Hon. D. S. Alexander was elected 
Congressman from the thirty-sixth New York 
district for the seventh time last week. 

y^. — Major William Stephenson of the 
Medical Corps, U. S. A., was recently pro- 
moted to be lieutenant-colonel, his rank to date 
from May i, 1908. 

'81. — Hon. Frederick C. Stevens has been 
chosen for the seventh time to represent the 
fourth Minnesota district in Congress. 

'97. — Dr. John H. Morse, now resident in 
Minneapolis, has been made medical examiner 
for the Twin City Transit Co. of Minneapolis 
and St. Paul and is kept busy examining 1,200 
employes of the company in addition to his 
office practice. 

'97. — Rev. William C. Adams, S. T. B., who 
recently resigned his charge at Barnstable, 
Mass., is residing temporarily in Cambridge 
and supplying pulpits in that vicinity. 

'98. — Theodore Gould of the Fidelity Trust 
Company of Portland, was married 21 Octo- 
ber, 1908, at North Berwick to ;\Iiss Susan F., 
daughter of the late Hon. Charles and Susan 
Wilbur Hill. 

'00. — The current bulletin of the State Y. M. 
C. A. gives a brief account of the Maine Gypsy 
Trip conducted by C. C. Robinson the past 

'03. — The duties of Winfield C. Towne for 
several years instructor in gymnastics at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology have 
been greatly increased by the establishment of 
a compulsory system of physical training. 

'04. — A daughter, Madelene Frances, was 
born 5 November, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. Mil- 
lard F. Chase of Winchester, Mass. 

'08. — Neal Willis Cox was married 28 Octo- 
ber, 1908, to Gwendoline, daughter of Mrs. 
Frances A. Jenkyn of Portland. 

Ex-'o9. — Maurice L. Blair, now of Attle- 
boro, Mass., was married 24 Oct., 1908, to 
Irene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William 
Alexander Cooke of that place. 


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NO. 18 


Bowdoin Closes Her Season with a Clean Victory — 
How the Game was Played 

Bowdoin closed her season with a hard 
fought, satisfactory victory of the University 
of Maine. The game was intensely interest- 
ing from start to finish. In detail, the game 
was played as follows : 

The Maine team came onto the field at 
1 1 minutes past two followed ten minutes later 
by the Bowdoin. Bowdoin won the toss and 
took the west goal. 

Smith kicked off, H. Cook got the ball on 
the 25-yard line. A. Cook was tried but failed 
to gain. MeHale punted. 

Bowdoin's ball, first down. Smith was tried 
for a loss. Manter was sent onto Maine's 
line and made five yards. 

Bowdoin then tried an onside kick and the 
ball rolled over the goal line. 

Hughes was the Johnny on the spot, nail- 
ing the ball over the border for a touchdown. 
Bowdoin's enthusiasts went wild with glee 
which was somewhat dampened when Smith 
failed to kick the goal. 

Score — Bowdoin 5, U. of M. o. 
On the kick-off, Maine's big guard booted it 
over Bowdoin's goal line and the ball was 
brought out to the 25-yard line and kicked by 

Ray of Maine got the ball but was nailed 
in his tracks for no gain, on Maine's 45-yard 

McHale was sent around Bowdoin's right 
end for a good gain of 5 yards but was tackled 
low and hard, Bowdoin's tackling showing 
great improvement. 

On the next play Parker was stopped by 
Bowdoin's backs and an on-side kick was tried. 
Haley of Bowdoin blocked it and the ball went 
to Bowdoin. 

Smith went through Maine's right tackle 
for six yards and around left end for 3. 
Newman went through right tackle for 30 
yards — the longest gain of the game. Smith 
made 5 yards. Smith made 2 yards. 

Bowdoin had carried the ball well down the 
field when she was penalized 15 yards for 

A forward pass was tried which Parker 
interrupted and carried 30 yards. 

Parker then went through the line for 5 
yards and Cook made the first down for Maine 
for the first time. 

The ball was now close to Bowdoin's goal. 
Bowdoin was playing to the death. 

Parker made the two yards and Ham- 
mond one yard and Bearce failed to make a 
touchdown, and it was Bowdoin's ball, on her 
one-yard line. 

Newman pimted and the ball went out side, 
and it was Maine's ball on Bowdoin's 16-yard 

Parker made 3 yards. Maine was penalized 
15 yards for holding and McHale failed to 

Bowdoin got the ball on a fumble and New- 
man made 6 yards and Crosby five yards. 

Smith then made 30 yards and Newman 3 
_\'ards and then Smith was held. 

Bowdoin failed on an onside play and it was 
Maine's ball. 

McHale made 10 yards and then McHale 
lost 3 yards. 

]Maine punted out of danger 30 yards. 
Smith failed to gain. Bowdoin was penalized 
fifteen yards for holding. 

Burton lost four yards. Bowdoin tried a 
place kick, but failed. Maine punted for 20 

AIcHale punted. Smith catching the ball on 
the 40-yard line. Crosby made 15 yards. 
Gastonguay made 10 yards, Bowdoin tried an 
onside kick and regained the ball with a big 

]\Ianter went two yards. Gastonguay went 
over the line for a touchdown and failed at the 
try for goal. 

Second Half 

Maine kicked off to Bowdoin and the backs 

came down so fast that Bowdoin failed to gain. 

On the next play Bowdoin fumbled and the 

ball went to Maine on Bowdoin's 20-yard line. 

By successive rushes to the i-yard line. 

Here Bowdoin again did the seemingly 
impossible — she held on the i-yard line and 
then punted out to the 30-yard line when A. 
Cook caught the ball and made 10 yards. 
Maine, by a forward pass, which was caught 



by Gardner, made 20 yards ; Maine then fum- 
bled and the ball went to Bowdoin. 

.-Vn onside kick was caught by Manter. it 
was Bowdoin's ball on Bowdoin's 25-yard line. 
Bowdoin punted to Cobb, who was put in 
place of Hammond as fullback. Cobb made 
five yards. King made five yards. Maine 
was penalized 15 yards for holding. 

Maine punted, Smith caught the ball and 
made 15 yards. By successive rushes Bow- 
doin put the ball on Maine's 25-yard line. 

Manter got two yards and Gastonguay 8 
yards. Bowdoin was penalized 15 yards for 

Durand took Ham's place. 

It was Bowdoin's ball on Maine's 25-yard 
line. Crosby punted to A. Cook. McHale 
caught the ball. Gastonguay made 4 yards. 
An onside kick gave Maine a touchback. The 
ball was punted out to the 20-yard line. Pratt 
took McHale's place. It was Bowdoin's ball 
on Maine's 50-yard line. 

Manter made 2 and six yards around right 
end. Bowdoin made a forward pass and got 
the ball on her own 30-yard line. Parker failed 
to gain. 

Cook was thrown back for a loss. Cobb 
panted to Burton. It was Bowdoin's ball on 
the 35-yard line. Durand got 2 yards and 
made 2 more through tackle. 

Bowdoin tried an onside kick and Cobb got 
the ball. 

Pratt made 6 yards around right end, Par- 
ker made 5 yards, Maine was penalized 5 yards 
for holding. 

The game closed with no further scoring, 
l-'inal score, Bowdoin 10, Maine o. 

The line-up: 

Bowdoin M.mne 

VVandtke, l.e I.e., H. Cook 

Xe wman, l.t 1.1., Rav 

Haley, l.g l.g., White 

McDade, c c., Black 

Burns, r.g r.g.. Ham 

Crosby, r.t r.t., Bearce 

Ihighes, r.e r.e.. King 

Burton, q.b q.b., A. Cook Terrev 

.Manter, l.h.b l.h.b., McHale, Pratt 

Smith, r.h.b r.h.b., Parker, Dodge 

Gastonguay, f.b f.b., Clement, Cobb 

Score, Bowdoin, 10 : University of Maine, o. 
Touchdown.s — Hughes, Gastonguay. Umpire — Fultz 
of Brown. Referee — Hapgood of Brown. Field 
Judge — McReadie of Portland. Head linesman — 
Clifford of Bowdoin. Time — 35-minute halves. 


Glee Club Hard at Work for Approaching Trials — One 

Trial Already Held by Mandolin Club— The Trip 

Not Completely Arranged For 

With the prospect of an early weeding out 
trial, the members of the Glee Club have been 
working energetically under the directorship of 
Leader Brown. A goodly number of song- 
sters are out for a position on the club so the 
competition is keen. Leader Brown is only 
partiallv satisfied with the numerical quantity 
of the candidates. "While," he said, "we 
have some good singers out and a fair quan- 
tity of them, still I should be better satisfied if 
more men would come out. The club is far 
from picked and any man who comes out by 
Monday will have a good chance to make the 
club. There are more singers in college than 
those who are out for the club at this minute 
and I wish that those men who are hanging 
back would hand their names in to me by 

The Mandolin Club has been working hard 
for two weeks for the qualifying trials which 
Leader Stone held last Monday. Out of a 
goodly number of applicants for positions the 
leader has selected the following men who 
will compete in the near future in a semi-final 
trial. P'or first mandolin five men have been 
-selected, four of these five will make the club. 
The five consist of Bower, Brewster, Brum- 
niett. Pierce and Roberts. Four men of the 
I'oUowinP' five second mandolins will make the 
club. Black, Crowell, Gillian, Hovey and King. 
The mandola and mandocello have been per- 
manently chosen. The mandolas are Peters 
and Weatherill and the mandocello is P. P. 
Cole. Of the following four guitar players 
three will be chosen, Bridgham, Churchill, 
1 'archer and Weeks. 

It is a trifle early to expect any schedule of 
trips from Manager Brewster, so it is possible 
at the present writing only to state that a good 
l)inicli of concerts are in store for the success- 
i'ul aspirants to the clubs. Both the leaders 
and the manager are optimistic over the pros- 
pects for the coming season. They expect 
both as comprehensive and successful a lot of 
|)erformances as have ever been held by Bow- 
doin musical associations. 


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Present Chances for the Game Dubious — Material 
in College 

With the advent of football all eyes turn 
naturally to the possibilities for winter activity. 
The one game which seems chiefly to interest 
Bowdoin men is hockey. The game is a good 
one and a college can participate in no winter 
sport which enjoys any wider popularity 
than hockey. In fact, many are of the opin- 
ion that the time is not far distant when 
hockey will supersede basketball. But that 
consideration is neither here nor there, the 
great question is what are the possibilities for 
hockey at Bowdoin. At present they are 
dubious. Dr. Whittier when seen by the 
Orient said that in his personal opinion 
hockey was a fine game. ''Furthermore," he 
said, "I am going ahead and put a rink up on 
Whittier Field and I should be glad if the men 
w ent there and organized a hockey team. But 
as to having a varsity hockey team I am not 
prepared to state whether I should back it up 
or not. The Athletic Council are a trifle dis- 
couraged over the failure of the men to train 
and organize in the past three years and so 
ihe opinion is pretty general among the council 
members to say no to any off-hand proposition 
to establish a varsity team. However, if the 
men show themselves interested in the game 
the council might be brought to consider again 
the hockey proposition." 

This view which Dr. Whittier takes or the 
game as a Bowdoin sport is both liberal and 
sane. The matter of hockey rests with the 
men themselves not the Athletic Council. 

After Dr. Whittier, the Orient representa- 
tive interviewed a prominent undergraduate 
hockey enthusiast. This man felt that now, if 
ever, Bowdoin should have a team. If it were 
not started this year he felt that there would 
be little likelihood of its receiving any addi- 
tional impetus next year since each year that 
Bowdoin was inactive in hockey it would be 
all the harder to awaken enthusiasm in the 
game in the succeeding year. 

By means of a rough census the Orient 
was able to find the following men who had 
had more or less experience at the game. 
Hamburger, R. Smith, Richards, Johnson, 

Cressey, Joy, Hnghes, J. Babbitt, H. Babbitt, 
Brummett, Churchill, Brooks, Davis, Rich- 
ards, Pierson and Thompson. With these 
men and others who are not at present known 
as hockeyists, it would seem that a hockey 
team ought to be developed. The afifair is 
one of great importance and if Bowdoin does 
not start something with the abundance of 
available material which she has on hand this 
year, the chances for hockey teams in the 
future is small. 


Elections Occur To= Night — Everyone is Urged to 
' Support the Question 

The athletic council have decided to hold the 
football election to-night and they have also 
consented to allow the election of an vmder- 
graduate council to occur at this same mass- 
meeting. The question of an undergraduate 
organization has been clearly drawn up in 
past numbers of the Orient. To briefly re- 
capitulate, the committee appointed to inquire 
into the matter reported unanimously in favor 
of forming such an organization. Their inves- 
tigation was a careful one and that it should 
have led to a favorable impression of the pos- 
sibilities before the undergraduate council 
would augur well for the future of the body. 
.Vgain the alumni and also some non-graduate 
but Bowdoin well-wishers, when seen after the 
Bates game, all expressed themselves as highly 
enthusiastic over the plan. 

With these facts in mind everyone is urged 
to support the scheme by their heartiest co-op- 
eration. This undergraduate council will sup- 
ply the long-felt Bowdoin demand, namely 
some organization which will concentrate and 
organize undergraduate sentiment upon ques- 
tions of vital interest. Under present condi- 
tions approbation or disfavor can only be 
expressed by a discordant babbling and as such 
it is ignored. With an undergraduate coun- 
cil, this chaos will be obviated and its place 
will be supplied by an organized, concen- 
trated expression of student opinions. As 
time goes on and this council proves its effi- 
ciency powers will be delegated to it which 
will raise it above the plane of a mouthpiece 
into the sphere of a truly legislative body. 






WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

Managing Editor 


H. H. BURTON. 1909 
P. J. NEWMAN. 1909 
J. J. STAHL, 1909 
P. B. MORSS. 1910 

GUY P. ESTES, 1909 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
L. McFARLAND. 1911 
J. C. WHITE, 1911 

Business Manager 

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Vol. XXXVIII. NOVEMBER 20, 1908 

No. 18 

We are glad to see so 
A Future Possibility much honest enthusiasm 
of Importance evinced over hockey. 
Hockey is an activity that 
Bowdoin ought to support and support enthu- 
siastically. It should be supported for two 
reasons. In the first place, hockey is a game 
which distinctly benefits the participants by 
bringing them in contact with lots of good, 
crisp winter air. Besides the air the game is 
played usually in the afternoon which means 
that the men who play the game do not have 
to struggle on a dusty floor to a late hour in 
the evening as do the contestants in one popu- 
lar winter sport. The second reason why 
hockey should have the support of every 
healthy minded man in Bowdoin is that hockey 

is a coming game. Its popularity is beginning 
to be felt more and more keenly each year. 
The time, we believe, is not far distant when 
hockey will be the winter game of all colleges. 
This statement of ours may or may not be true 
but at all events hockey is going to grow as 
a coUeee game and that being the case now is 
the time for Bowdoin to ground herself in the 
principles of the game so that by a pioneer 
efl'ort she may prove a strong factor in the 
after life of the game. The men are in col- 
lege, a rink is to be put up and opponents are 
not far distant so if nothing unnatural occurs 
we shall expect Bowdoin to produce a hockey 
team this winter. 

~. ,, . . , The other morning we 

The Unbosoming of r , , ,, 

T A i I lound on our table an 

Transcendental ix • i i i ■ i 

omcial looking envelope 

whose sides were well 


filled out by some important document. On 
opening the envelope, we found that it con- 
tained a series of resolutions drawn up by an 
organization calling themselves the "Week 
End League." Their title, we learned, was 
derived from the fact that the members of this 
League were in the habit of paying week end 
visits to their homes, visits which begin on Sat- 
urday at noon and last till Monday morning. 
Below we give the gist of these six resolutions 
which came to our hands so mysteriously: 

1. The motto of this League shall be "The 
Maine Central Railroad is the Joy of Life." 

2. The anthem of the League shall be 
"Sweet Thoughts of Home." 

3. Recitations should be abandoned on Fri- 
day and Saturday of each week since half of 
the college go to their homes and are thus 
inconvenienced by the present system of col- 
lege exercises. 

4. The Orient should be abolished for two 
reasons. First, it is pernicious because it 
trifles with good, home-going persons. Sec- 
ond, it is unnecessary because under the new 
proposed system the Spartan half of the col- 
lege will go home on Thursday night and so 
will not be present when it comes out on Fri- 
day evening. 

5. The League hereby decimates those men 
whose homes are in Portland, Lewiston and 
nearby cities and who maliciously stay at col- 
lege over Sunday and thereby get more col- 
lege life than the half college attending men 
of the League. 



. 6. That the recent rule passed by the 
faculty requiring attendance at chapel for at 
least five Sundays be trodden upon with as lit- 
tle compunction as one would tread on a 
viper. Such legislation tends to break up 
homes by enforcing undue, unwarranted and 
long contimied absence from the parental roof. 
The resolutions are, we believe, sufficiently 
illuminating in themselves so we refrain from 
useless and distracting comment. 


The Christian Association meeting last week 
was led by Anand S. Hiwale, '09. He contrast- 
ed the conditions in India and the United 
States and described the obstacles he wil'i 
encounter next year when he goes home to 
establish a "Bowdoin in India" as he calls it. 

The week before, the meeting was led by 
Edgar Crossland, '10. Mr. Crossland told of 
his travels and labors in x\frica, in the gold 
mines and during the Boer War. He drew 
a sad picture of the ignorance of the natives 
there and told us of the little he had done to 
establish mission churches and of the call to 
the Dark Continent that every man who look 
beyond his own shores should hear and heed. 

Mr. Scott is to speak at the regular meeting 
of the Bath Y. M. C. A. on Sunday afternoon. 


Soon to be Issued — To Contain Innovations 

An event is to happen in the near future which 
will be of interest to Bowdoin men. This is the 
issue of the 1909 calendar. The exact date of its 
opening sale is not yet definitely fixed but as an 
approximate time of its issue the management have 
assigned some day in the next two weeks. The cal- 
endar of this year is to be a decided innovation on 
the calendars of the past in so much as it is to con- 
tain new views, its cover is to be leather and several 
of its interior designs are to be features which have 
never before appeared in Bowdoin calendars. When 
seen by the Orient, Harris, 'og, who has the affair in 
charge, would commit himself only to the extent that 
"no expense has been curtailed which is necessary to 
the complete and satisfactory production of the cal- 
endar. The firm who has the material in charge is 
one of recognized standing since they handle the cal- 
endars of Princeton, Syracuse, Lehigh, LaFayette 
and other colleges of equal prominence. Our calen- 
dar is to be in all respects as good as any calendar 
\\^ch will be issued by any college this year." 

CollcGC flotes 

MASS=MEETINQ TO-NIGHT to Elect Manager and 
Assistant Manager of Football, and also Represenla- 
tives for Undergiaduale Council. Make it a Point 
to Be on Hand. 

"Card" Stacey, ex-'og, visited Bowdoin, 

Required work in gym begins Monday, 
November 30. 

Mr. Scott spoke at the morning chapel ser- 
vice in Oak Grove Seminary, Vassalboro, 
X'ovember 17. 

Memorial Hall was filled to overflowing 
for the concert given by the Boston Sinponia 
Ou'ntet, Tuesday evening.' 

The pictures of several of the Bowdoin foot- 
ball men have appeared in the Maine daily 
papers during the past week. 

The Sophomore delegations of Zeta Psi and 
Beta Theta Pi played a football game, Mon- 
day afternoon,resulting in a score of 10 to o 
in favor of the Zetes. 

Wesleyan has invited Bowdoin to enter a 
triangular league with Cornell, under a con- ^ 
stitution similar to that of the Harvard-Yale- 
Princeton Debating League. 

Enough money was raised at the mass- 
meeting, Friday night, to pay $1.50 per man 
towards taking the band to Orono. The rest 
was made up by the band members. 

Ralph Cummings, '10, has been elected cap- 
tain of the Bates football team for next year, 
and H. Cook, '10, has been chosen to lead 
Maine. Both men play end positions. 

F. A. Kimball formerly of the Class of 1910, 
who has an appointment to West Point, under- 
went an successful operation for appendicitis 
in the government hospital at West Point, last 

Frank Wight, '08, was on the campus Mon- 
day. He is on his way South where he has a 
position as private secretary to the manager of 
the Flolly Inn. a large winter hotel in Pine- 
hurst. S. C. 

Last Wednesday Bridge, '09, and P. B. 
Morss, '10, atended a meeting of the Pianelli 
Fencing Club at Augusta. Mr. White, who 
coached the fencing team last year, will be 
with us again. He will come down every 
Saturday night. Every one is urged to come 

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The new catalog will be ready shortly after 
the Thanksgiving recess. 

Biddeford High School and Thornton 
Academy are preparing for their annual 
Thanksgiving game by hiring college coaches. 
Burns. '12, has been engaged to coach Thorn- 
ton and \\'andtke, '10, will act in the same 
capacity for Biddeford. 

At a recent meeting held by the executive 
committee of the Personal Glorification Club, 
it was unanimously resolved that out of respect 
to the numerous prep, school letters which are 
worn on the campus the varsity "B" should 
and of right ought to be worn inconspicuously 
by the men who have earned the right to the 
college letter. 

The band is circulating a subscription paper 
around college asking each man to contribute 
the sum of $1.00 towards its support. The 
money raised will be used to pay the rent of 
instruments thru the winter, and if enough is 
obtained the band will buy uniform coats next 
spring. The band is a good thing and should 
be £riven a lift. 

A new society has been formed at Bowdoin. 
Its name is to be "The Unnecessarily Awak- 
ened" and its purpose is to find out the man 
who has caused the new power house whistle 
to be blown every morning at 7 a.m. The 
societv, by popular acclaim, has repudiated the 
prohibition platform since water furnishes the 
material for steam. 

The Amateur Athletic Union of the United 
States, has voted to sever all athletic relations 
with Great Britain, until the United States be 
given a voice in the regulation of the 01ymj)ic 
games. This action is an outgrowth of the 
unsportsmanlike manner with which the 
.American athletes were treated during the 
Olympic games, last summer. 

A meeting of the New England College 
Librarians will be held in Hubbard Hall dur- 
ing two days of the Thanksgiving recess, 
.Vovember 27-28. The two sessions will be 
held in the Lecture Room of the Library, the 
first on Friday from 2.30 to 5 p.m., the second 
on Saturday from 8.30 to 10.30 a.m. An in- 
formal reception will be given on Friday even- 
ing by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. Little, at which 
the visiting librarians will meet President and 
Mrs. Hyde and the members of the Faculty. 

By the kindness of E. E. Carter, 02, an 
assistant forester in the Department of Agri- 
culture, the library has received one of the 
new wall maps of the L'nited States prepared 

by the Forest Service which is of interest to 
those concerned with the conservation of nat- 
ural resources and to prospective students of 
forestry. It is a compilation and revision of 
the several maps shown at the conference of 
governors of the various states at the White 
House last May. 


.\ new book, unique in its scope, under the 
title ".Vbba Father, or The Religion of Every- 
day Life," has been written by President Hyde. 
It is a series of thirty short, pithy "essay- 
meditations" which were conceived in the 
gardens and chapels of Oxford and written on 
Lake Thun in Switzerland during the author's 
year of enforced rest. These brief meditations, 
touching the commonest things of everyday 
experience, are presented in a graceful and 
.striking manner. The book has just been 
issued by the F. H. Revell Co., New York. 

President Hyde has another short book, 
entitled "S.elf Measurement," now in the 
publisher's hands. This volume is based upon 
a lecture he gave two years ago before the 
People's Institute, at the Cooper-Union in 
New York. The book undertakes to draw up 
a scale of values and to show anyone where 
he stands in that scale. It will be published 
this month in "The .\rt of Life Series" bv W. 
B. Hubsch Co. 


The 62d Convention of the Delta Kappa 
Fpsilon Fraternity was held November 11, 12, 
and 13 with the Yale and Trinity Chapters at 
.\'cw Haven, Hartford, and New York. The 
Convention opened on Wednesday evening, 
.Xovem'ber 1 1, w ith a smoker at the Yale Tem- 
ple. After the smoker, the Convention was 
transferred to Hartford, where on Thursday 
and Friday the business sessions were held 
under the auspices of the Trinity Chapter. 
The Convention theatre party was held on 
Thursday evening in Hartford, and on Friday 
afternoon the Convention was transferred to 
Xew York City where the banquet was held 
on I'Viday evening at the Waldorf-Astoria. 
.\o new cliapters were admitted to the Fra- 

The Ij(ju(loin Chapter was represented b)- 
Thomas F. Shehan, Jr., '09, as delegate. 
-Among the other members of the Bowdoin 
Chapter present were: J, A. Roberts, '70; F. 



E. Lalley, '82 ; G. H. Pierce, ^82 ; F. H. Coth- 
ren, '92 ; M. Warren, '96 ; C. H. Holmes, '97 ; 
G. R. Walker, '02; J. S. Bradstreet, '03; G. 
W. Burpee, 04; D. R. Porter, '06; W. D. 
Lee, 'oS; C. M. Robinson, 'oB; M. P. Gushing. 
'09; H. N. Marsh, '09; R. M. Pennell, '09; E. 
C. Matthews, '10; H. W. Woodward, '10; M. 
C. Aubery, '11 ; J- J- Devine, '11 : and R. O. 
Conant, '12. 


The next college preacher, visiting us next 
Sunday, is Rev. Albert J. Lyman, D.D., of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Dr. Lyman is a native of 
V'ermont and was graduated from Union 
Theological Seminary in '68. Two years 
later he was ordained to the Congregational 
ministry and had his first pastorate over the 
church at Milford, Conn. Thence he vva? 
called in '74 to Brooklyn as pastor of the large 
South Congregational Church, where he has 
served now for 34 years. His long pastorate 
in his metropolitan pulpit, his association with 
Henrv Ward Beecher, Richard Salter Storrs 
and the other great preachers of an earlier 
day, and his generous recognition of younger 
men in the ministry have gradually built up 
for him an influence which perhaps is not sur- 
passed by that of any Congregational minister 
in the land. Always he has been a preacher 
of deep intellectual power, imagination, 
enthusiasm and a transforming human sympa- 
thy, from which it results that no man has 
been more sought after for college pulpits. 
He was the clergyman chosen a few weeks 
ago to extend the welcome of Brooklyn lo the 
American Board, and this winter he comes to 
Bangor Seminary as the lecturer on preach- 
ing. He has published several volumes, his 
most recent being one that has attracted con- 
siderable attention, "A Plain Man's Working 
View of Biblical Inspiration." He is presi- 
dent of the council of the Brooklyn Listitute. 
He will conduct College Chapel in the after- 
noon and a Question Box at the Christian 
-Association meeting at seven o'clock in the 


.-V special case has lately been placed near 
the charging counter in the library, which is 
to accommodate about fifty volumes of stand- 
ard novels, and which will be convenient for 

those who do not find upon the library shelves 
just the book for which they are looking. 

A report of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of 
the State Bar Associatioi of Indiana, recently 
received at the Library, contains a steno- 
graphic account of the annual address before 
that Association, delivered last August by 
Honorable William L. Putnam, of the Class of 


Amono- the new books in the library are two 
by Bowdoin graduates, one "The North and 
the South at Antietam and Gettysburg," by 
William E. Spear ; the second by Moses 
Owen, entitled "Ballads of Portland." This 
is a novel little volume containing an interest- 
ing ballad written on each page under an 
advertisement by some merchant, each ballad 
concerning the advertisement on its page. 


To-morrow afternoon on the Delta the col- 
lege will witness the annual football game 
between the two lower classes. There was 
some talk early in the week of postponing the 
game until after Thanksgiving, but the fel- 
lows felt that if such a postponement were 
made the game would never be played. The 
matter has been finally settled for Saturday 
afternoon, but varsity football men will not 
be permitted to participate. 


In picking an all-Maine team the Orient 
finds little difficulty in filling the end and line 
positions. The men assigned to these posts 
seem to have distinctly earned them by their 
efficient work this season. The same is true 
of the quarterback and the halfbacks. In 
selecting our fullback we push aside conven- 
tionality and chose for that position Keaney of 
Bates, whose regular position has been half- 
back. We feel with his speed combined with 
the backing of two such powerful men as 
Goode and Smith, Keaney could not but prove 
a dangerous and successful line-breaker. The 
team is as follows : 

I.e., Kimball, Colby; l.t., Newman, Bow- 
doin: l.g., Haley, Bowdoin; c, McDade, Bow- 
doin; r.g., Booker, Bates; r.t., Ray, Maine; 
r.e., Cummings, Bates; q.b., Cobb, Bates ;l.h.b., 
Goode, Colby; r.h.b.. Smith. Bowdoin; f.b., 
Keanev, Bates. 



Hlumni Bepautment 

"26. — At the annual meeting this year of the 
Abbott Collegiate Association, Rev. Dr. Lyman 
-Abbott presented on its behalf to Wellesley 
College, a portrait of his uncle, Rev. Gorham 
D. Abbot, who was prominent for many years 
in the movement for the higher education of 
women, together with a memorial fund of 

'70. — The Nezv York Sun writes as follows 
of William E. Spear's monograph, "The North 
and the South at Antietam and Gettysburg;" 
Mr. Spear's thoughtful little book assumes in 
the reader a familiarity with tactical develop- 
ments and official reports that few possess, and 
some will take issue with him about his pre- 
sentation of facts and his interpretation of 
intentions and motives ; but his method is 
deeply interesting, and of its stimulating qual- 
ity there can be no doubt. 

'74. — Chancellor Day of Syracuse Univer- 
sity with his wife and daughter, sailed the sev- 
enth instant for a trip around the world. This 
is the first extended vacation he has taken for 
many years and he will not return to America 
until June of 1909. 

'yy. — Judge D. B. Fuller who was recently 
made head of the grand commandery of the 
Knights Templar of Kansas, has long been an 
active member of that order. He has also 
occupied the chair of grand master in the 
Masonic grand lodge. Judge Fuller is one of 
the leading lawyers in Central Kansas, having 
a large practice, and while he has always 
taken an active part in politics, it lias not been 
as a candidate for office, preferring to work 
for his friends and the advancement of the 
principles of the Republican party rather than 
for personal advancement along official lines, 

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•Rhode Island, i ; New J'ersey, i ; Georgia, 1 ; 
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NO. 19 


A Brief Summary of the Season 's Work — Five Games 
Out of Nine Catalogued as Bowdoin Victories 

Altho the outcome of this year's football 
season was entirely unsatisfactory to the stu- 
dent body, it is well to consider the matter in a 
isportsmanlike manner, to award praise to 
those who deserve it and accept defeat as be- 
comes college men. Bowdoin tied with Colby 
as can be seen by the following table : 




( Colby— 2 
1 Maine 

f Maine— 2 
I Bates 


Bates — I 

Per cent. 

Lost Per cent. 

Bowdoin — i .666 


3owdoin-i I ,9°'>y- 
I. Maine 

Per cent. 

Won Lost Per cent. 

Maine Bates— i \ S°"^^ • 

i Bowdom — 2 .333 

Never did a Bowdoin team start out a 
season better — splendid material, the best 
coach in the state, and the confident backing 
of the entire student body. The repetition of 
last year's victories seemed certain. 

While every man acknowledges the fairness 
of our defeat at the hands of Bates, there is 
also a feeling that on the date of the Bates 
game Bowdoin was the victim of an unex- 
plainable slump — in other words she did not 
play the game she was capable of playing. 
The Holy Cross game would have been a vic- 
tory but for one or two instances of poor 
headwork. Aside from these two games 
Bowdoin played hard, consistent, winning 

At the very outset the White held this 
year's intercollegiate champion — Harvard — to 
the score of 5 — o. Following this came a 
decisive victory over New Hampshire State 
College on October 3, the score being 17 — o. 
On October loth, Brown won a rather ragged 

game from Bowdoin. 12 — o, and on the fol- 
lowiiTT Saturday Holy Cross reoeated the per- 
formance at Portland, winnin" bv a score of 

On the next Saturday Bowdoin came back 
strong, winning the first of the Maine cham- 
pionship series from Colby by a score of 9 — 6. 
On October 31st, before a large crowd of 
alumni from outside the state, Bowdoin 
snatched a victory from the strong Tufts 
eleven by the narrow margin of one point — 
II — 10. In many respects the Tufts game was 
the best played and most satisfactory game in 
the whole schedule. 

On November 7th came Bowdoin's Water- 
loo when the Bates eleven, trained to the min- 
ute, better generaled, and with more aggres- 
siveness, succeeded in crossin^- Bowdoin's 
goal line for one touchdown, but failed to 
kick the goal. That one score blasted Bow- 
doin's hopes for a championship. Only once 
— in the last part of the second half — did 
Bowdoin show her usual speed and knowl- 
edge of the game — but 'twas too late, Bates 
had won. On the following Saturday, Nov. 
14, Bowdoin defeated Maine for the third con- 
secutive time. The score was 10 — o, and the 
points were won by hard, consistent playing. 
It was a gratifying close to an otherwise 
unsatisfactory season. 

In the whole season Bowdoin scored 78 
points to her opponents' 49. 

What games Bowdoin won were won 
through team work rather than individual 
playing. Smith, '12, at left half was without 
doubt the star for the season, although New- 
man and Haley were easily all-Maine material. 

Coach McClave gave his best endeavors to 
produce a winning team. To lose but one 
game in a championship series for three 
seasons is an enviable record. "Ross" will be 
sorely missed next season, both by the foot- 
ball men and the college at large. He was an 
athlete, a gentleman and a scholar. 

No comment need be made by the efficient 
work of Trainer Nickerson. "Nick" was 
always on deck to look after the men and to 
whisper a word of encouragement between the 



As a manager "Cub' Simmons was all that 
could be desired ; always on the lookout for 
the best interests of the team and the college. 

The time has now come to look ahead to 
next year when with Captain-elect Newman, 
Haley, Wandtke, Crosby, Smith, and Boynton, 
as a nucleus on which to build a team, Bow- 
doin men look forward to a championship. 

chairman: Atwood, Tefft, Stahl, McDade, 
Burton, Heath, A. Hughes, Bishop, Newman, 


No Election of Football Manager and Assistant — Un= 
dergraduate Council Elected — Constitution Adopted 

The annual fall elections for the manager 
and assistant manager of football were held 
on Friday November 20, in Memorial Hall. 
After an enjoyable selection by the college 
band the meeting was called to order at 7.30 
P.M. bv President Atwood. The first election 
of the evening was that of the manager of 
football. Because of a difficulty which had 
arisen the faculty had disqualified Assistant 
Manager Otis from candidacy and, acting on 
this decision. President Atwood presented as 
the Athletic Council's nominees R. E. Ross 
and R. P. Thompson. On motion, it was 
unanimously voted to postpone the election of 
football manager for an indefinite period. 
The candidates for assistant manager of foot- 
ball were H. L. Wiggin and G. W. Howe, but 
after the balloting, the tellers found that a 
majority vote had been cast for H. Berry, a 
man who had been a candidate for the nomi- 
nation but who had not received the council's 
recommendation. After a discussion it was 
voted to declare the election off and to decide 
the matter at a future date. 

The meeting then took up the question of 
the formation of an undergraduate council. 
The committee appointed to investigate the 
matter reported unanimously in favor of 
organizing such a council. At the conclusion 
of their report they presented a tentative con- 
stitution for the proposed council in which 
they outlined, among other things, the method 
of selection and the composition of the organ- 
ization. It was then moved, seconded and 
carried that the constitution presented by the 
committee be adopted and that a student coun- 
cil be formed. As provided by the constitu- 
tion nominations were then made from the 
floor and the nominees were from the Senior 
Class. The result of the voting showed the 
following ten men elected with Atwood as the 


An Unlucky Forward Pass Loses for the Sophomores — 
The Game Well Played Under the Conditions 

In their annual game the Freshmen defeated 
the Sophomores at football by a score of 6 to 
o. The game was well played. The game 
was played on the Delta and it was played 
under the worst possible conditions since there 
was added to the fact that there was six inches 
of snow and slush on the ground the addi- 
tional drawback of a high wind. The Sopho- 
mores kicked ofif to the Freshmen. The first 
year men rushed the ball to the middle of the 
field where they lost it on downs. After gain- 
ing their first down twice by straight football 
the Sophomores tried a forward pass but the 
play fell through and C. Kern secured the 
ball, eluding two possible tacklers he ran 70 
yards for a touchdown. March kicked the 
goal. The Sophomores tried vainly to regain 
the lost score, but the half ended before they 
could score. 

In the second half, the Freshmen kicked off 
to the Sophomores. 

From the middle of the field the second 
year men rushed the ball 50 yards without a 
hitch but on the 5-yard line the Freshmen 
took a decided brace and held them for downs. 
Davis punted to Sullivan who fumbled the 
punt and Burns fell on it. The ball was thus 
in the Freshmen's possession on the 40-yard 
line. The Sophomores held again for downs 
and Davis again punted to Sullivan who came 
back with the ball 30 yards before he was 
tackled. For the remainder of the half the 
ball see-sawed back and forth in the middle of 
the field. The half was up with the ball in 
the Sophomores' possession on their 40-yard 
line. C. Kern and Gordon played good games 
for the Freshmen, while Sullivan and Robin- 
son did the best work for the Sophomores. 
The summary : 

1912 191 1 

Marsh, l.e r.e., Purington 

Burns, l.t r.t., Hastings 

Weeks, l.g r.g., Hawes 

Huston, c c, A. T. Gibson 

c, A. C. Gibson 

Chapman, r.g l.g., E. E. Kern 

Andrews, r.g l.g., Curtis 

Hinch, r.t l.t., Marston 

Pratt, r.e I.e., Weeks 



Davis, q.b q.b., Sullivan 

Daniels, l.h.b r.h.b.. Cole 

C. G. Kern, r.h.b l.h.b., Burnett 

Gordon, f .b f.b., Robinson 

Score — Freshmen 6. Touchdown — C. G. Kern. 
Goal from touchdown — Marsh. Umpire — Crosby, 
'lo. Referee — Newman, 'lo. Field Judge — Nicker- 
son. Linesman — Nulty. 'lo. Time — iS-m. halves. 


Progress Has Been Made by the Management — Old 

Men Still in College — Some Excellent Offers for 

Out of Town Performances — Coach Secured 

Considerable progress has been made by the 
minstrel show management in the planning of 
their entertainment. Although they are still 
sifting down the available music they have 
definitely decided on some novel features both 
for the olio and finale. "We intend," said 
Manager Webster, "to produce some novelties 
the like of which have never before been tried 
by Bowdoin minstrel artists. But in order to 
carry out our plans succesfully and produce 
the best effects for the numbers that we have 
decided upon, it is absolutely necessary that 
the men of the college come out and support 
the show by good attendance at rehearsals." 

Some of last year's caste are still in college 
and these men have again signified their will- 
ingness to do all in their power to further the 
success of the entertainment. W. R. Crowley, 
who so effectively served as interlocutor last 
year, has consented to occupy the middle chair 
in this year's performance. R. Smith and 
Sheehan may again be expected to be seen on 
the ends creating all kinds of funny disturb- 
ances. The other end positions are not set- 
tled definitely although several excellent men 
are under consideration. 

D,,,-:--- ■' nast few weeks Manager Web- 
ster has received several tem'^'-'--- out of town 
offers. These offers include Lewiston, Au- 
gusta and Bangor. Nothing has been abso- 
lutely decided in regard to taking the show 
out of Brunswick since that matter will depend 
entirely on the character of the show which 
is produced on the opening night. If the enter- 
tainment is at all good, for financial reasons, 
an agreement will probably be closed for one 
or more out of town performances. 

As a coach, the management have secured 
Mr. Robert A. Toothaker. Little need be 
said in regard to Mr. Toothaker's fitness for 

the position. Deeds speak where words are 
silent and for four years Mr. Toothaker has 
successfully directed Bowdoin minstrel show 
productions. No man, the term is used in a 
general way purposely, is better able to handle 
and superintend the coming entertainment. 
The management are to be congratulated for 
their judicious choice. 


November 24, igoS. 
To the Editor of the Orient: 

Dear Sir — I notice with pleasure that once 
more an effort is being made to promote 
hockey at Bowdoin. Writing as one who be- 
lives most heartily in the part which college 
athletics play in a liberal education, I want to 
say that the introduction of the game at Bow- 
doin ought to mean a distinct contribution to 
the athletic life of the college. I hope, how- 
ever, that the game will not be limited to ice- 
hockey, but that in years to come during the 
Autumn term Bowdoin may be one of the col- 
leges that is to take the lead in introducing 
ground hockey. 

Americans who have had the privilege of 
studying at an English University are always 
impressed with the way in which ground 
hockey is played there during the football 
season. Since many can enjoy this game who 
are not entirely fitted for football it makes it 
possible for a much larger number of men to 
be taking regular exercise during the Autumn 
term and so hockey becomes a complement to 
the older game. 

The college made a move in the right direc- 
tion when it began to encourage baseball 
games among the "non-professionals," that is 
the inter-fraternity series. It is one of the 
misfortunes of the system of athletics in vogue 
in our American colleges that the tendency is 
to turn out eleven overdeveloped stars while 
the common people of the institution get little 
exercise during the football season other than 
that which is derived from trips about a pool- 
table or at best the activity which is aroused 
from rooting from the grand-stand. The 
English colleges have nothing better to teach 
us than their fine variety of games which 
makes it possible for ninety per cent, of the 
college to be educated physically. I have 
myself taken part in fairly important football 
games at Oxford where there would not be 

[Continued on page 164, 2d column] 




BY THE Students of 


KENNETH R. TEFFT, 1909 Editor-in-Chief 

WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

H. H. BURTON. 1909 
P.J. NEWMAN. 1909 
J. J. STAHL. 1909 
P. B. MORSS, 1910 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
L. McFARLAND. 1911 
J. C. WHITE. 1911 

GUY P. ESTES, 1909 

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-CIas 

5 Mail Matter 

Lewiston Journal Press 


No. 19 

We heartily echo the senti- 
Hockey to Be or ments of our correspond- 
Nol to Be ent when he commends 

hockey to Bowdoin men. 
It seems to us that he has expressed the weak- 
ness of American collegiate athletics when he 
mentions the fact that so few men have the 
opportunity to do anything but cheer from 
the side lines while a healthful game is in 

The athletic council recently voted to leave 
the matter entirely in the undergraduate 
hands. Such an attitude is most reasonable 
and deserves commendation. It is, therefore, 
up to the men in college to prove their interest 
in the game. A rink is provided, the athletic 
council have passed a "hands off" resolution 
and in spite of appearances there will soon be 

plenty of snow and ice. All things are pro- 
pitious. A practical backing of so much ex- 
pressed enthusiasm is only lacking for Bow- 
doin to have a hockey team. 


[Continued from page 163] 

over five or six people on the side lines to 
shout. The reason was that everyone else 
was somewhere else playing important games, 

With the introduction of hockey, played on 
the ice in winter and on the Delta in autumn, 
Bowdoin has a chance to act as pioneer in a 
system of education by athletics which would 
meet every physical need of every under- 

Sincerely yours, 

David R. Porter, 'o6. 


Memorial Hall to be Scene of Forensic Contest on 
December 18th 

The date for the debate between the Uni- 
versity of Vermont and Bowdoin has been 
definitely set as December i8th. The debate 
will take place in Memorial Hall, Bowdoin 
College, and the question will be. Resolved, 
That the federal government should grant 
financial aid to ships engaged in our foreign 
trade and owned by citizens of the United 
States. Bowdoin has the affirmative, and will 
be represented by Stahl, '09, Brewster, '09, 
and Atwood, '09, speaking in the order named 
in the opening argument. In the rebuttal the 
order of speaking will be Brewster, Atwood 
and Stahl. The names of the Vermont speak- 
ers have not as yet been received. 

On next Tuesday evening there will be a 
practice debate in the debating room of Hub- 
bard Hall between the Bowdoin teams and a 
second team consisting of Ready, '10, Bur- 
ton, '09. Marsh, '09. At this meeting the 
question of the Vermont debate will be dis- 
cussed. This practice debate will be open to 
the public and it is strongly urged that the 
college attend. The same motives should act- 
uate the students in attending this practice 
debate, which lead them to the athletic field to 
witness a scrimmage between the first and 
second teams before a big game. 


J 65 


The annual meeting of the New England College 
Librarians was held in the lecture room of Hubbard 
Hall, Bowdoin College on Nov. 27-28. The follow- 
ing subjects were presented to the Association by 
different members : 

A Central Lending Library and Bureau of In- 
formation for College Libraries. 

Possible Improvements in our Catalogue Systems. 

Open shelves. 

Business Records and Library Accounts. 

Should a College Library nreserve material out- 
side the lines of its work? 

How shall we encourage general Cultural Reading 
among Students ? 

Student Assistants in the Library. 

Methods for securing the Symmetrical Growth of 
the different departments of CoUeee Libraries. 

Limitation of the number of books to be accepted 
as gifts when the volumes offered are not likely to 
be recommended for purchase. 

By the kindness of Professor Henry Johnson, 
Ph.D., Curator of Art Collections, the Walker Art 
Building will open to visitors from 5 to 6 p.m. An 
informal reception was given by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. 
T. Little from 8 to 10 p.m. at 8 College Street, at 
which the librarians were enabled to meet President 
and Mrs. Hyde and the members of the College 
Faculty. The colleges represented were Bowdoin, 
Maine. Colby, Bates, Amherst. Harvard, Williams, 
Tufts, Trinity, Clark University and Wesleyan. 


Report of Mr. Thayer's Talk— Dr. F. H. Gerrish, '66, 
Next Thursday 

On Thursday evening, November 19, Mr. 
A. L. Thayer, Harvard, '04, addressed the 
Association on "The Opportunities for Social 
Service Open to College Men." Mr. Thayer 
who is now in the Harvard Law School, is at 
the same time Graduate Secretary of the 
Phillips Brooks House, which is the General 
Association of which each religious organiza- 
tion in Harvard is an affiliated part. 

Mr. Thayer outlined in a most entertain- 
ing manner the various kinds of social service 
now being carried on by the students at Har- 
vard. Among the kinds he mentioned were: 
Taking up a collection of the discarded 
clothes which the richer students had finished 
wearing, these clothes to be given to needy 
students, or a city charitable organization such 
as the Salvation Army; a text-book loan- 
library similar to the one started here this 
year ; a system by which students made them- 
selves responsible as probate officers for boys 

who had been brought to court and who would 
otherwise be sent to reform schools. Mr. 
Thayer also described the success of boys' 
clubs that had been formed and supervised in 
the tenement district ; and the success of the 
entertainment troup which gave during one 
)'ear forty- four entertainments to 15,000 
people were described and many suggestions 
were made of which the Bowdoin Association 
can make good use. 

On Sunday evening, November 22, Rev. 
A. J. Lyman, the College Preacher of the day, 
gave a questionaire which was much appre- 
ciated by all who attended. 

Dr. Frederic H. Gerrish, LL.D., '66, will 
speak next Thursday evening on "A Study of 
English Eponyms." Dr. Gerrish is Professor 
of Surgery in our Medical School, for over 
twenty years has been an Overseer of the 
College, is a loyal Bowdoin man, and one 
who is an authority, on many subjects. Last 
year he gave a most interesting and instructive 
talk on "Thought Transference," and in spite 
of the unusual subject which Dr. Gerrish has 
chosen for next Thursday it can be safely 
guaranteed that the talk will be very inter- 


A glee club is to be organized at Chicago. 
This "is the third attempt to found a perma- 
nent organizatoion of this sort. 

Prof. Penck, the Kaiser Wilhelm Professor 
at Columbia for the coming year, commenced 
his first series of lectures on "The Face of the 
Earth" Wednesday. 

A school of Sanitary Science and Public 
Health has been founded at Cornell Univer- 
sity this year. 

Swarthmore is to resume baseball next 
spring, consent to this step having been 
granted at a recent meeting of the faculty. 

Yale will celebrate this month the 150th an- 
niversary of the birth of Noah Webster, whose 
dictionary was written at Yale. 

Minnesota is to have a new swimming tank, 
which will cost $7,000. It will be five feet 
deep at one end, and nine at the other, and will 
be 25 by 60 feet. 

Indiana University faces a water famine, 
due to prolonged drouth which has exhausted 
the city supply. Water is now hauled in 
wagons and carried from the country in order 
to serve the students and townspeople. 




Chapel was addressed by the second of the college 
prtachers, Dr. A. J. Lyman of Broklyn, N, Y. 
After prefacing his talk with a few words express- 
ing his pleasure in addressing a college body, he 
said : 

"That good thing which was committed unto thee, 
guard." There is no nobler idea of man than that 
which represents him as the guardian of treasure 
which has come down to him through the ages. And 
he should guard in the larger sense of carrying for- 
ward and increasing, to hand down a finer thing 
than he received. There are four important treas- 
ures which every man should guard well. 

1. Good health. This is really a heritage and no 
man has the right to abuse or misuse a fine body. It 
should be brought out to the full beauty of man- 

2. Good name. We are indebted to our ancestry 
for the name whidh we bear and it is committed to 
us to guard. We should always uphold the dignity 
of the family. 

3. Sentiment of personal honor. The germ of 
this is in us. Although many other nations and 
eras have not had this we have it. Let us always 
be independent in our thought and ready to stand 
for what we think right. 

4. Civic loyalty. The state has given law, pro- 
tection, education and many other things. We owe 
it to her to be the finest men we can. 

In all these respects we are debtors and not 
creditors. No man can pay these debts to the full- 
est unless he has the help of the spirit of the great 


To be Conducted as Last Year — A Definite Track 
Department Established 

Work in the Department of Physical Training 
begins with the re-opening of college after the 
Thanksgiving recess. There is no radical change 
over last year in the work which is to be covered by 
the various courses. In connection with the senior 
course in fencing special instruction is to be given 
Saturday evening under the direction of Mr. White 
of the Peanelli Fencing Club of Augusta. This will 
furnish an admirable opportunity for those who 
desire to obtain a knowledge of other than the bare 
principles governing the art of fencing. 

A more radical departure from the usual curricu- 
lum of the department is the establishment of a 
track squad. The men joining this track squad are 
excused from the regular gymnasium exercises of 
the course. The aim of this new branch is to keep 
track men in constant training through the entire 
year. Cross country runs and sprints will be the 
general work of the runners while the weight men 
will be kept at the hammer and shot. Stiflf setting 
up drills and regular work with the chest weights 
will be exercises which all joining the squad must go 
through. The track squad is under the direction of 
Coach Morrill and Captain Atwood. 

The baseball men will work out as usual this win- 
ter in the cage. The work in this branch will be the 
same as was pursued last year and it is under the 
charge of Captain Manter, ex-Captain Stanwood and 
D. M. McDade. 

Gymnasium work is under the direction of C. M. 
Robinson, '08, and he has as helpers in the work 
H. S. Tobey, '06, H. S. Pratt, '09, G. S. Buck, 'og, 
R. Bridge, '09, A. H. Fiske, '09, C R. Lippincot, '10, 
W. F. Guptill, '10, P. B. Morss, '16, A. L. Smith, '09, 
R. Files, '09. 


No Definite Action on Hockey — Football B's Granted — 
Vote to Enter Eastern Intercollegiates 

The athletic council held its last meeting on the 
night of November 19. As the Orient was not 
issued last week because of the Thanksgiving recess 
an account of the council meeting is given in this 

First in the order of business the council voted 
that the hockey question must depend for its sup- 
port on the attitude of the undergraduaes who de- 
sired the game. It was further voted in this con- 
nection that no subscription paper must be circu- 
lated in the interests of hockey. Twelve football 
B's were granted, the requirement being participa- 
tion in the Whole of two or parts of three games of 
the Alaine college series. Participation in the Tufts 
game was considered in connection with the Maine 
college series. The following football B's were 
granted. Captain McDade, Manager Simmons, New- 
man, Crosby, Burton, Manter, Gastonguay, F. Smith, 
Wandtke, Hughes Haley and King. 

The council voted in favor of Bowdoin's compet- 
ing in the Eastern Intercollegiate Track Athletic 
Association Games. 

Men were then considered for the assistant man- 
ager and the managership of football. This resulted 
in the council's recommending the following names 
for manager of football: R. E. Ross '10, and R. P. 
Thompson '10. G. W. Howe, '11, and H. L. Wiggin, 
'11, were nominated as candidates for the assistant 
managership of football. 


Commemorative of the Fraternity's Anniversary — 
Affair is Largely Attended 

Under the auspices of the Psi Upsilon Club 
of Portland about 100 Psi Us commemorated, 
on November 24th, the 7Sth anniversary of 
the founding of the fraternity. The banquet 
was held at the Falmouth Hotel in Portland. 
The banqueting hall was tastefully decorated 
with Psi U emblems, streamers of garnet and 
gold ribbons representing the fraternity colors 
and American flags. The Honorable L. A. 
Emery acted as toast-master for the occasion 
and he called for responses from Professor 
W. A. Houghton, Yale, '73, P. H. Brown, '09, 
J. E. Moore, '65, and J. W. Symonds, '60. 
Senator W. P. Frye was also on the toast list 
but he was unable to attend the occasion on 
account of ill health. One of the features of 
the evening was a poem entitled Psi Upsilon, 



which was delivered by its author, H. E. 
Andrews, '94. The banquet was attended by 
the entire undergraduate body of the local 

(Tolleae Botes 

The Orient Board sat for pictures this 

Perry Richards, ex-' 10, is teaching school in 
Puerto Rico. 

Professor Mitchell preached at Berlin, N. 
H., last Sunday. 

Whitemore, '11, has been singing at the 
Pastime this week. 

Waldo Skillin, '11, who has been laid up 
with water on the knee has returned to college. 

Swan, '11, spent a few days at the college 
this week. He is now employed by the Inter- 
national Tailoring Company. 

Harold Garcelon, '02, is studying medicine 
in the University of Edinburgh. He grad- 
uated from McGill University in 1908. 

C. S. Kingsley, '07, was on the campus, 
Tuesdav. He is employed as a chemist at 
the State Laboratory of Hygiene at Augusta. 

Wandtke, '10, and Somes, '11, spent 
Thanksgiving recess with E. L. Wing, '10, 
at his home in Kingfield, where the deer 
hunting is said to be excellent. 

S. A. Thompson of Portland, one of 
Maine's most successful teachers of banjo, 
mandolin, and guitar, has been engaged to 
drill the mandolin club for the season's con- 

The Farce, "A Box of Monkeys," will be 
presented at the Congregational Church ves- 
try this (Friday) evening with Lippincott. 
'10, and McLaughlin, '10, in the leading male 

The fare on the Portland & Brunswick 
electric road has been increased to thirty cents 
between here and Yarmouth. In each five- 
cent limit the fare has been increased to six 
)( cents. It now costs fifty cents to go to Port- 
land by electric cars. 

Mr. Scott has placed on the magazine 
reserved shelf in the library a copy of the cur- 
rent number of the Harvard Illustrated Mag- 
azine. This contains a sensible article on col- 
lege football by Professor Royce, an article 
which will be worth the reading of any man 
whatever his football views may be. 

Bill Harris, '09, who has for two years 
played shortstop and pitched on the baseball 
team, will not play ball this year. Harris is 
in the medical school and feels that the duties 
of the first year are so strenuous as to prohibit 
the expenditure of time necessary for baseball 

Nowhere, unless at West Point itself, was 
the news of the Army's victory over the Navy 
received with more enthusiasm than at Bow- 
doin, for a Bowdoin man led the West Point 
team to victory. "Cope" Philoon captained 
the Bowdoin football team in the season of 
1904 in a successful season, and showed by his 
work against the big Navy center, that he still 
maintained his prowess. Philoon played his 
last game of football Saturday, as this is his 
senior year at West Point. 

Max P. Cushing, '09, will leave Bowdoin at 
the end of the present term, to accept a posi- 
tion as Instructor of Music and English at 
Robert College, the leading educational insti- 
tution of Turkey, was founded in i860 by a 
Bowdoin man, Dr. Cyrus Hamlin. It is a cos- 
mopolitan institution having upon its roll stu- 
dents from nearly every nation of Europe and 
from the United States. The teaching lan- 
guage is English and one of the requirements 
of entrance is a working knowledge of Eng- 
lish. Mr. Cushing sails from New York on 
December 30th. 


In the past three or four years, Bowdoin has been 
increasing not only in number of students, but also 
in the percentage of students coming from outside the 
State of Maine. A large Freshman Class of 116 stu- 
dents, together with an unusually large number en- 
tering on advanced standing this year, swelled the 
enrolment in the college to 348, which is a gain of 14 
per cent, in the number of students over last year. 

Still more significant, however, is the increase in 
the number from outside this state. For over a 
quarter of a century prior to the j'ear 1904, Bowdoin 
drew less than 12 per cent, of its students from 
other states. The portion of students coming from 
outside the state was, in 1885, only 5^ per cent. ; in 
1891, it was 7 per cent. ; in 1901, it was 8 per cent. 
It then increased gradually to 1904, when it became 
12 per cent. 

In the last four years the increase has been rapid. 
From 1904 to 1907, the increase was from 12 to 23 
per cent. Of the 130 new students (this includes 
specials and those admitted on advanced standing) 
33 per cent, are from outside Maine, so that in one 
year, the percentage of students in the whole col- 
lege who are from without the State of Maine has 
increased from 23 per cent, to 28 per cent. 



Hlumni IDepartment 

'69. — President M. E. Wadsworth is a mem- 
ber of the local committee to arrange for the 
Conference of the Governors of the Coal Min- 
ing States to be held at Pittsburg this week in 
connection with the American Mining Con- 
gress. It is hoped that uniform laws may be 
secured for the protection of lives and for the 
prevention of waste in the coal mines of the 

'71. — The graduates in law of the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota have recently presented to 
their Alma Mater a fine portrait of Hon. Wil- 
liam S. Pattee, LL.D., who has been dean of 
the Department of Law in the University since 
its establishment in 1888. The painting is by 
Miss Grace McKinistry and in technique a 
fine example of the French school. 

'80. — Albra H. Harding, one of Bangor's 
most prominent attorneys, announces his can- 
didacy for the position of judge of the muni- 
cipal court for which an appointment will be 
made by Governor Cobb the present month. 
Attorney Harding has served six years in the 
city council, five of which were consecutive. 
He was in the common council three years, 
being president of the board the last term. 
For three years he served as alderman. With 
the exception of his first nomination to the 
common council, he has always received a 
unanimous nomination, showing the regard in 
which the voters of the ward hold him. 

■96. — Philip Dana was married November 
21, 1908, to Miss Florence Hinkley of Port- 
land. They will reside at 723 Main Street, 


The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi 
has to record the death of two more alumni 
brothers. Charles Edward Swan, 1844. died 
at Calais, Maine, July 13, 1908; Edward Stan- 
ton Palmer, 1849, <^lisd at Portland, Maine, 
August 23, 1908. Both were members of Phi 
Beta Kappa and Brother Swan was for a 
number of years an Overseer and a Trustee of 
the college. 

For the Chapter, 

Cl.m'de O. Bower, '09, 
Warren E. Robinson, '10, 
Chester E. Kellogg, '11. 


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Amicis, Edmondo de. Studies of Paris. 

Angell, J. R. Psychology; ed. 4. 

Ammianus Marcellinus. Roman History; tr. 

Aungerville, Richard, known as Richard de 

Bury. Philobiblon ; tr. Inglis. 
Chesterton, G. K. Man who was Thursday. 
Cheyney, E. P. Short History of England. 
Churchill, W. L. S. Lord Randolph Churchill. 
Coerne, L. A. Evolution of Modern Orches- 
Comines, Philippe de. Memoires ; ed. Man- 

drot. 2 V. 
Coolidge, A. C. United States as a World 

Dante Alighieri. Translation of the Latin 

works of Dante. 
Davis, S. T. Caribou Shooting. 
Flexner, Abraham. American Colleges. 
Folwell, W. W. Minnesota. (Amer. com- 
monwealths series). 
Furman, H. Van F. Manual of Assaying; 

ed. 6. 
Gray, Asa. New Manual of Botany; ed. 7, 

rev. by Robinson & Fernald. 
Greenslet, Ferris. Life of Thomas Bailey 

Griin, Alphonse. Vie Publique de Michel 

Hertwig, Richard. Manual of Zoology; 2d 

Amer. ed. 
Hichborn, Faustina. Historical Sketch of 

Stockton Springs. 
Hinds, J. L. D. Inorganic Chemistry. 
Hull, W. I. Two Hague Conferences. 
Kingsley, J. S. Text-book of Vertebrate 


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NO. 20 


New Dramatic Club Play — Proposed Trips — The Caste 

The entertainment which is to be produced 
by tlie Bowdoin Dramatic Club is entitled "A 
Regiment of Two." It is an original, catchy- 
play and compiled with those attributes of gen- 
eral strength the production is replete with 
strong lines and dramatic scenes. Besides 
these qualifications ''A Regiment of Two" 
abounds in fun. There are touches of comedy 
all through it which cannot fail to amuse the 
most seriously inclined audience. From now 
on the caste will rehearse four times a week. 
Two of these rehearsals will occur in the even- 
ing and two of the rehearsals will be held in 
the afternoon. 

Manager Woodward has arranged for an 
extended trip which is to be held about two 
weeks after the resumption of college from 
the Christmas recess. This trip will include 
performances in Brooks, Belfast, Camden and 
Skowhegan. Another trip is now nearing 
completion which will take the club into New 
Hampshire. The definite places which will 
be visited by the club on this trip are at present 

As a result of the recent trials held by the 
club the following caste has been chosen : 

Arthur Sewall A. W. Stone, '10 

Ira Wilton J. S. Simmons, "09 

Harr)' Brentworth. . . H. B. McLaughlin, '10 

Reginald Dudley H. N. Marsh, '09 

Jim Buckner H. M. Smith, '09 

Conrad Merlzer J. W. Hurley, '12 

Eliza Wilton R. D. Cole. '12 

Grace Sewall K. N. Pierson, '11 

Laura W'ilton H. G. S. Ashey, '12 

Lena T- S. Gillin, '12 


Season a Success — A Cash Balance Despite Unusual 

The Orient has recently received a financial 
report from Manager Timberlake of the Ten- 
nis Association. This report is gratifying in 
its content since it indicates that despite the 
fact that the association was forced to meet 

some heavy and unusual expenditures both at 
Longwood and Orono, a cash balance on the 
right side of the books is shown by the man- 
agement. Rain at Longwood and the unusu- 
ual condition of the courts during the entire 
season which made extra supplies necessary 
were factors with which the management had 
to battle. The following is the statement as 
presented by the management : 


I got 


March 21, 

By expenses L. F. Timberlake to 



April 7, 

" stamps, 

1. 00 

" 14. 

" Interscholastic stamps. 



" express on rackets (2), 


" 14. 

" printing Interscholastic letters. 


" 16, 

■■ clues M. T. L. T. Ass'n, 


'.' "^' 

" express on racket. 



" express on racket. 


" 23, 

" express on racket, 


Ma)' I, 

" express on racket. 



" express on racket, 



By receipt book, 



" I doz, Slazenger balls. 



" I Doherty racket. 


'[ 7. 

" restringing racket, 

I -75 


" I Doherty racket, 



" r Doherty racket. 



" 1 Tennis net. 


" II, 

" express on racket. 


" 13, 

" stamps. 
Expenses of Orono Trip 

1. 00 


By mileage, 






2 By hotel bills, 



May 22, 

By amount brought forward. 



" hacks. 



" street car fare to Orono, 



" street car fare to Orono, 



" Pullman to Brunswick, 



" Baggage transfer. 



" Entrance fees. 



By dues N. E. I. L. T. Ass'n, 



" Interscholastic cups. 



" Augusta to Brunswick, 
Expenses to Longivood 

1. 00 

May 23, 

By 3 tickets and return at $5.50, 


" 23, 

" Pullman, 


" 24, 

" Street car fare. 

1. 10 

" 27. 

•■ Hotel bills. 


" 27, 

" Annual dues N, E. I. L. T, Ass'n, 5.00 

" 30 

" Sweaters and express. 


June 8, 

" Caps and express. 



" G. H- Wheeler, printing. 



" Marking tape. 


J 70 


June 8, By Racket case, 

8, " Sears racket, 

8, " Sweaters and express on same, 

13. " Loring, Short & Harmon, 

20 " Sweaters and express, 

20 " Engraving Interscholastic cups, 

22 " Cash bal. to Ass'n, 



II. 13 

June 22, $310.45 

The foregoing report of the Tennis Manager is 
correct and properly vouched. The cash balance, 
June 22, 1908, is $11.13. 

Barrett Potter^ for the Auditors. 




Mar. is-J 

me 10. To Subscriptions, 


April 17, 

To I doz. Slazenger balls, 


■' 24. 

" I Doherty racket. 


" 24, 

" Express, 


" 24, 

" Restringing racket 


" 24, 

" Express, 


" 28, 

" I Doherty racket, 


" 28, 

" Express, 


May 5. 

" I Doherty racket. 



" Tennis net. 



" Entrance fees. 



" Tape, 



" Racket case. 


" 12, 

" Sale of old balls, 


June 2, 

" Entrance fees (In 


), 10.50 

" 2, 

" I Sears racket, 


June 22, total receipts, 



The Massachusetts Club will hold its first 
meeting of this year on Saturday evening, at 
seven o'clock at the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
House. In the order of business, there will be 
an election of officers and the discussion of 
plans concerning social gatherings of the club 
for the year. As almost every man in the 
club will be at home during the Christmas 
recess, and so great a number of them live in 
or near Boston, the club will probably meet on 
one evening of the vacation for a dinner and 
theatre party in Boston. This plan will be 
fully discussed at the meeting. There are 
many good times in store for the club members 
this year, and the regular meetings will be well 
worth attending from a social point of view. 
Last year the meetings were enjoyed by all, 
and were well attended. With this in mind, 
together with the number of good times 
planned, it is certain the club will have a num- 
ber of well-attended and successful social meet- 

The addition of twenty-two Freshmen, be- 
sides a number from Mas ;achusetts who en- 
tered the college this fall on advanced stand- 

ing, will almost double the present member- 
ship. It is hoped that every one of the new 
men will be present at the first meeting on Sat- 
urday evening. The following are the mem- 
bers of the Freshman Class who are eligible 
to the club : 

C. G. Abbott, 
H. G. L. Ashey, 

A. H. Briggs, 
G. C. Brooks, 

M. W. Burlingame, 

Kenneth Churchill, 

R. D. Cole, 

G. T. Corea, 

J. L. Crane, 

T. W. Daniels, 

F. W. Davis, 

J. L. Hurley, 

J. H. Joy, 

H. A. Libbey, 

W. A. McCormick, 

F. W. Mahr, 

E. L. Morss, 

H. W. Reynolds, 

P. W. Rowell, 

R. K. Sayward, 

E. W. Torrey, 

B. D. Bosworth, 














West Newton. 

S. Framingham. 








This first meeting of the club will be espe- 
cially interesting on account of the fact that 
Prof. Hastings is to give a stereopticon talk 
on "The History of the Stone Bridge." 


Sunday the Bowdoin College preacher will 
be Prof. George William Knox, D.D., LL.D., 
of Union Seminary, New York. Prof. Knox 
is one of the keenest thinkers on religious 
problems in the United States to-day. By 
intellectual endowment and by broad experi- 
ence he has been peculiarly fitted to interpret 
religion to the modern cosmopolitan age. A 
native of New York state, a graduate of Ham- 
ilton College and Auburn Theological Semi- 
nary he went as a missionary to Japan in its 
first years of open door. But his sympathetic 
mind and tolerant spirit soon formed the 
friendships that called him to a higher post of 
usefulness as professor of philosophy and 
ethics in the Imperial University of Japan. 
He wrote several books in the Japanese lan- 
guage including "A Brief System of Theol- 
ogy." Meanwhile he was observing the Asiatic 
civilizations with such penetrative insight that 



his volumes recently published on "The Spirit 
of the Orient" and "Japanese Life in Town 
and Country" have attracted the commenda- 
tion of all competent critics. Later he returned 
to this country, became pastor of the Presbyte- 
rian Church at Rye, N. Y., and finally found 
his proper sphere as teacher of young men in 
the professorship of the philosophy and his- 
tory of religion in Union Theological Semi- 
nary, New York. "The Direct and Funda- 
mental Proofs of the Christian Religion" is a 
bok in which he has set forth the apologetics 
for Chrstianity on a basis broad enough to 
include all deep philosophy and the most scien- 
tific study of comparative religion. He has 
received the degree of DD., from Princeton, 
and of LL.D. from Hobart. As a preacher 
his notable characteristics are acute insight, 
clear statement, a fascinating and enthusias- 
tic personality in a compact little body, and 
such breadth of view as has earned for him the 
reputation of being one of the arch-heretics in 
the Presbyterian denomination altho his relig- 
ious genuineness and positivenss have saved 
him from any of the conspicuousness of a her- 
esy trial. He will preach in the Church on 
the Hill in the morning, conduct college chapel, 
and hold a question-conference with the 
Christian Association in the eveninsf. 


Both Clubs Hard at Work— Qlee Club Undecided as 
to Personnel — Provisional Schedule 

The aspirants for positions on the Glee and 
Mandolin Clubs are being subjected to the 
hardest kind of work by their leaders to pre- 
pare them for the coming trips. The music 
for both organizations has been practicall)' 
decided upon and so the candidates have a defi- 
nite base toward which to direct their efforts. 
Some attractive selections are to be rendered 
this coming season. Leader Brown is at pres- 
ent working on some original selections which, 
if they are incorporated in his programme, 
will add immeasurably to the performance of 
his club. Stone of the mandolin club was 
extremely reticent, when seen by a represen- 
tative of the Orient, in reference to his plans 
but his silence was inferred to relate to some 
surprises which he has in store but which he 
does not care to even hint at for publication. 

The personnel of the Glee Club is far from 
decided. The excellence of the talent which 
has presented itself is giving the leader no lit- 

tle trouble in deciding upon the selection of his 
men. As afifairs stand the club will be picked 
from the following men : Eastman, Clark, 
Plupsey, Johnson, Burlingame, Nickerson, 
Walton, A. Cole, Hurley, P. Morss, W. H. 
Sanborn, Ross, Davis, Studley, Crosby, 
Crowell, Mathews, Stone, Gushing, Stevens, 
Parkman, Kellogg, R. Cole, Smith, McGlone 
and Weeks. A definite choice among these 
men will take place just before the Christmas 
recess or if not then soon after the re-opening 
of college for the winter term. 

Manager Brewster offers the following pro- 
visional schedule. This schedule is provis- 
ional both because it has obtained no official 
sanction and because several entertainments 
are to be added to the list as it stands in this 
issue. The schedule up to date is as follows : 

February 13 Norway 

February 18 Dexter 

February 19 Bangor 

February 20 Oldtown 

February 22 Skowhegan 

February 23 Augusta 

March 4 Camden 

March 5 Belfast 

March 6 Thomaston 


First Recital a Great Success — Its Programme 

On Monday evening, December 7, occurred 
the first of the series of Musical Recitals to be 
given by Professor Hutchins and Professor 
Files in the Walker Art Building. It will be 
remembered by upper classmen that the last 
series was given in the year 1905-6 by Profes- 
sor Mason and Professor Hutchins. It was 
intended at the time to continue the Recitals 
every year, but the plans were upset by the 
death of Professor Mason. This year, how- 
ever, thev are to be resumed, Profesor Files 
taking Professor Mason's place. The instru- 
ments used are the Orchestrell, played by 
Professor Hutchins, and a Steinway piano 
with a Cicilian Pianola attached, played by 
Professor Files. They have been loaned for 
the occasions. Each week's program is to 
contain selections from the works of one of the 
world's most famous composers, and the Re- 
citals are to be divided, Professor Hutchins 
taking the parts best suited to the Orchestrelle, 
and Professor Files the parts which the piano 
will best render. Student performers are also 

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WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

Managing Editor 

Ass^)CiATE Editors 

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GUY P. ESTES, 1909 

W. E. ROBINSON, 1910 
L. McFARLAND, 1911 
J. C. WHITE, 1911 

Business Manager 

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ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
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Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
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No. 20 

An aspiring young poet of 

A Word on a Certain the early half of the i8th 

Domestic Policy century once showed two 

stanzas of an effusion to 
Dean Swift. After examining the lines Swift, 
who by the way had just received a promise 
of the first fruits for Ireland from Harley and 
was consequently in good humour, replied to 
tlie ambitious youth, "the line are all right, 
young man, very good as far as they go, but 
don't print them." After examining tlie pro- 
visional .scliedide of the musical clubs we feel 
tempted to plagairize and remark that the 
schedule is "all right as far as it goes." The 
schedule should go further and take the Bow- 
doin Musical Clubs outside of the State of 

The Bowdoin musical policy for the past 
three years has been entirely too local in its 
scope. The efforts of three successive musical 

organizations, organizations whose talent was 
a credit to the college, have been literally 
smothered by desultory trips to the four cor- 
ners of the State of jvlaine. We venture to 
hazard that in the eastern states the musical 
clubs of no other college of such recognized 
standino- are so little known through the nar- 
row scope of their trips as the musical associa- 
tions of Bowdoin College. 

Let ultra-conservatives scoff' at this state- 
ment as an agitation of a minor character and 
slight importance but at the same time we bid 
them consider, that while the musical clubs of 
our contemporary institutions of equal size 
and standing are doing credit to their college 
through cosmopolitan trips the musical asso- 
ciations of Bowdoin disband with their work 
for the good of the institution but half done. 

To forestall possible lovers individual criti- 
cism, we state emphatically that our remarks 
are not intended to reflect to even an infini- 
tesinal degree on the present or past manage- 
ment of the musical clubs. We understand 
and the college appreciates that the manage- 
ment is inhibited by certain restrictions, in 
arranging the musical association schedule 
which are too potent to be ignored and too 
final not to be complied with. Our attitude 
toward the management is entirely one of con- 
gratulation. We heartily approve of his pres- 
ent schedule of trips, as it contains places 
where, it is not amiss that the name of Bowdoin 
should be known. Our suggestion is that, 
with certain prejudices removed, a vacation 
trip through Alassachusetts would be an 
acceptable and profitable culmination to the 
present series of representative local concerts, 


[Continued from page 171] 

to be heard as further attraction to the enter- 
tainment. Uy attending tliese Recitals, which 
are free, students will have the opportunity of 
hearinp" reproductions of the world's best 
music, tendered by members of their own 
faculty l^"' means of specially adapted instru- 
ments with almost the feeling and delicacy of 
touch of a great artist, to hear whom one 
would be obliged to pay many dollars in New 
York or Boston. 

Monday night's Recital consisted of selec- 
tions from the works of Bach. Professor 
llutchins prefaced the program by a sketch of 
the composer's life and explained the reasons 


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why he has become world-famous. Follow- 
ing is the program : 

1. Sonata I. Sicilians 

II. Bourree 

2. Chaconne 

^. Orgel Fantasie und Fuge in G minor 

4. Christmas Oratorio, Pastoral Symphony 

5. Air from The Pentecost 
Two Gavottes 

The last number was rendered in a violin- 
piano duet by Kello.o'o-, "11, and Dr. Burnett. 
It is sincerely hoped that the lar.o-e attendance 
accorded this Recital will continue to be one of 
their marked features. 


In Celebration of Anniversaries — Program for 1908=9 

On Monday evening, December 7, Professor 
H. L. Chapman opened the first of the series of 
meetings to be held this year by the Bowdoin 
Faculty Club with a lecture on John Milton. 
This lecture was commemorative of the anni- 
versary of the birth of Milton. The entire 
course of lectures for the season are to be in 
celebration of the anniversaries of the births of 
noted men. With one exception the meetings 
are to be held at 8 o'clock on Monday even- 
ings. The last lecture on Felix Mendelssohn- 
Bartholdy will be held in the Walker Art 
Building. The program of the club for 1908- 
1909 is as follows : 

2 Horace Mann, 

Prof. W. T. Foster, Jan. 11, 1909 

3 Charles Darwin. Born 12 February, ^809 
Dr. Manton Copeland, Jan. 25, 1909 

4 Abraham Lincoln. Born 12 February, 1809 
Prof. W. B. Mitchell, Feb. 8, 1909 

5 Samuel Johnson. Born 18 September, 1709 
Mr. G. G. Wilder, Feb. 22, 1909 

6 Alfred Tennyson. Born 6 August, 1809 
Mr. R. B. Stone, Mar. 8, 1909 

7 William Ewart Gladstone. 

Born 29 December, 1809 
Prof. H. B. Hastings, Mar. 22, 1909 

8 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. 

Born 3 February, 1809 
Prof. F. E. Woodruff, April 12, 1909 

Collcoe Botes 

J. A. C. Milliken, ex- '09, was on the cam- 
pus this week. 

Reuel W. Smith, '97, of Auburn, was on the 
campus last week. 

Brummett, '11, is going to Boston, Satur- 
day, to work for Jordan, Marsh & Co. during 
the Christmas rush. 

James B. Draper, ex-'io, is in the employ 
of the American Woolen Co., and is now 
located at Burlington, Vermont. 

Ballard, '10, who, since Thanksgiving, has 
been confined to his home in Gardiner by ill- 
ness, returned to college, Saturday. 

The shower baths in North and South 
Maine are nearly completed. Wash bowls 
have also been put into South Maine. 

Professor Williams who read Vergil's 
^Eneid in Memorial Hall, Saturday evening, is 
a Harvard classmate of President Hyde. 

McFarland, '11, has gone to the Central 
Maine General Hospital at Lewiston, where 
he will undergo a slight operation, Saturday 

A vested processional choir is to make its 
first appearance in the Congregational Church 
Sunday, December 20. It will consist of boys, 
girls and adults. 

Professor Sills was in Boston last week as 
one of the four delegates from this diocese to 
the New England Department Meeting of the 
Missionary Council. 

Frank Mikelsky, '05, Medic. '10, has been 
elected delegate to the national convention of 
Alpha Kappa Kappa to be held at New 
Orleans next February. 

Another enterprising young man has seized 
his opportunity. Daniels, '12, canvasses the 
ends nightly with a goodly supi^''- of confec- 
tionerv. and is doing a thriving business. 

R. W. Eaton, Esq., Agent of the Cabot 
Manufacturing Co., has presented the library 
with the Transactions of the Society of 
j\Iechanical Engineers for the past thirteen 

Notable editions are those issued by Lord 
Vernon and the Pisa Edition of 1854 which 
was purchased for the library by the poet 
Longfellow at Florence and by him carried to 
Rome and there bound after a design of his 



Harrison L. Robinson, 'ii. was taken sud- 
denly ill, Sunday. 

The date of the Beta Theta Pi dance has 
been changed from the twenty-third to the 
eighteenth of December. 

An excellent oil painting of ]\Iiss Helen, the 
daughter of Professor Files, is on exhibition 
in the Boyd Gallery of the Art Building. It 
is the recent work of Douglas Volt, the well- 
known American painter. 

In accordance with the agreement with 
Wesleyan the Bowdoin Debating League has 
submitted five questions for the Bowdoin vs. 
Wesleyan debate at Middletown, Conn., next 
April. Bowdoin has chosen her side to each 
question, and leaves Wesleyan the choice of 
the question. 

Professor Robinson has gone to New York 
as one of the experts connected with the Pat- 
erson, N. J., water case. Thence he will pro- 
ceed to Washington to attend a committee 
meeting of the American Public Health Soci- 
ety. On his return he will again stop at New 
York to attend a meeting of the International 
Society against the Spread of Tuberculosis. 

One hundred framed views of the college 
campus have been prepared by the W. T. Lit- 
tig Co. of New York, and are now being 
placed in the leading New England high 
schools and academies at the request of the 
various departmental clubs. Any student 
wishing to secure one of these pictures for a 
special school should see Professor Foster 
about it at once. 

The management of the Debating League 
has this week received a communication from. 
Wesleyan in which a Triangular Debating 
League with Cornell and Bowdoin is pro- 
posed. After some deliberation it was decided 
that in view of the work already cut out for 
the debating teams in the debates with the 
University of Vermont and Wesleyan, Bow- 
doin will not enter a Triangular League this 

On Tuesday evening, December eighth, the 
Saturday Club gave a stereopticon lecture and 
musical in the Town Flail. The lecture was 
by Rev. Henry R. Rose, B.D., of Newark, N. 
J., on "Parsifal and the Holy Grail." Mr. 
Rose was assisted by Eleanor Fox Allen, so- 
prano; R. MacKenzie, tenor; F. E. Kendrie, 
first violin ; C. E. Kellogg, second violin ; Miss 
Sue Winchell, 'cello, and Max P. Gushing, 

Clarence L. Beedy, one of the judges of the 
debate last Tuesday, was a student of Bow- 
doin and afterwards went to Yale where he 
became captain of the debating team. 

The books on Dante in the college library, 
numbering one hundred and forty-two vol- 
umes, have been temporarily placed together 
in the reference room. The collection, tho 
not a large one, is of special value for com- 
pleteness in the direction of early Italian com- 

- Maurice P. Hill, 'ii, will go to Detroit, 
Mich., as soon as college closes in the summer 
to attend the Lewis School for Stammering. 
The Lewis School is the most famous institu- 
tion of its kind in the country. The school 
guarantees a cure and has never failed to make 
good its guarantee. 

Several changes and additions have been 
made in the "line-up" of the college band dur- 
ing the past week. Newman, 'lo, is playing 
a double B flat bass, and Callihan, 'ii, has 
joined the band, playing 4th E flat alto. Spur- 
ling, '10, and Clarke, '11, are playing slide 
trombones, and Crowell, '10, and Atwood, '10, 
valve trombones. Practice is held from 7 to 
8 o'clock on Monday and Fridav evenings in 
Memorial Hall. The band has added several 
new selections to its repertoire among which 
are two of Sousa's marches and selections 
from the comic opera "The Serenade," by 
Victor Herbert. 


Many Enjoy the Reading by Rev. T. C. Williams of 
Virgil's Aeneid 

Last Saturday evening". Rev. Theodore C. 
Williams, former classmate of President Hyde 
at .Harvard, and Head Master of the Rox- 
bury Latin School, read selections from his 
recently published translation of the iEneid 
before a large audience in Memorial Hall. 
Prefacing the reading by a short talk upon 
the position of \'irgil as a world poet, he said 
in part : 

"Appreciation of Virgil's greatness does not, 
as a rule, come to us at the time when, as high 
school students, we are studying him. This 
is no doubt partly due to the fact that we read 
the -Eneid when too young to see the reasons 
for the great influence which it has had on 
later poetry. Moreover we are using the 
zEneid as a medium by which to study Latin 


J 75 

grammar, and of all men, the poet has the 
least regard for and pays the least attention to 
grammatical construction. 

"Even now, at a maturer age, our enjoy- 
ment is often seriously lessened by the pro- 
found erudition of Virgil, for one must read 
with a Latin dictionary at hand for constant 
reference, so many mythological allusions does 
he contain, and by so many patronymics does 
he burden his characters. 

"The fact that no one in the world to-day 
knows what the spoken language sounded like 
is a great handicap in determining Virgil's 
greatness. It obliges us to set up our own 
ideals for the musical quality of poetry, and to 
judge how near the spoken ^neid would 
come to satisfying them." 

Mr. Williams then read selected transla- 
tions from the first, sixth, seventh and eighth 
books of ^Eneid, explaining the context as he 
progressed. Reading with a good deal of 
expression, the beauty of the translation was 
made even more effective by the feeling .with 
which he instilled it. 


At the meeting of the Christian Association, 
December 3, Dean Le Baron R. Briggs of Harvard 
addressed a large audience of students, and towns- 
people in Memorial Hall on "The College and Uni- 
versity in America." He 'said in part that a imi- 
versity, to come up to the ideal, should endeavor to 
have a course in everything. The professors should 
be "human," that is. possessed of a human interest 
in the men under them, if possible, but the univer- 
sity should have the courses. . In the college, on 
the other hand, there are the courses which are 
considered necessary to give a man a liberal educa- 
tion. The professors in the college are much more 
likely to have the human interest than the special- 
ists in the university. Bowdoin is free from the 
temptation to which many colleges are liable, that to 
become a university. Better a good college than a 
second rate university. The great danger to which 
the A.B. degree in American colleges is e.xposed, 
lies in the tendency of the present day to shorten 
the academic course in order to allow more time to 
the special graduate courses in the university. 

Next Sunday evening there will be a questionaire 
led by the College Preacher of the day. Professor 
William Knox of the Union Theological Seminary, 
New York City. 

Next Thursday Professor Dwight Porter of the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak 
before the Christian Association on "The Bachelor 
of Science and the Bachelor of Arts." 


The subject for the ne.xt musical recital on Mon- 
day evening, December 14, will be Haydn. The 
recital occurs in the Art Building and its pro- 
gramme is as follows ; 

1. Kaiser Quartet. Minuet 

2. The Surprise Symphony 


3. Sonata No. 2 



Malto vivace 

4. With verdure clad — From The Creation 

Mrs- Thompson will be the soloist. 


Five men -whose homes are beyond the Missis- 
sippi met last Saturday evening at the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon House for the purpose of founding a Trans- 
Mississippi Club. The following officers were 
elected : President, Harry W. Woodward, '10, Colo- 
rado Springs, Col. ; Vice-President, Chas. Cushman 
Abbott, '12, Denver, Colorado ; Secretary, Charles 
O. Bailey, '12, Siou.x Falls, S. D. ; Treasurer, Ed- 
ward O. Leigh, '12, Seattle, Wash. There being 
but one man left, it was voted that Leland G. 
Means, '12, Orleans. Neb., be appointed "Sergeant- 
of-Arms." The meeting was royally entertained by 
Woodward and adjourned after voting that the next 
meeting be held some time in January. 


Continuance of Band Practice Through the Winter 
Rests Entirely with Student Contributions 

Band subscriptions pledged but still unpaid 
are already overdue. The question of keeping 
up the band thru the winter months must be 
decided before the Christmas vacation. The 
chief factor in this decision will be the matter 
of funds. 

The band this year has gone beyond all 
precedent towards bearing its own expenses. 
Men who use hired instruments have them- 
selves paid the rent for the first months. All 
the expense in attending the Holy Cross game 
and part of the Orono expenses were met by 
the band members. 

All rent during tlie winter must be paid out 
of the subscription funds. The band is unus- 
ually large so this means a heavy expenditure. 
If the pledges already made are not promptly 
met it may seem better to carry over the sur- 
plus now on hand towards rneeting the ex- 
penses of the spring months when the de- 
mands for the band will be more numerous. 

Durinp- the winter two events would profit 
by the band's services, the Rally and the In- 
door Meet. And besides, the progress which 
the band would make by winter practice, 



should be considered. It is dearly evident 
that the band should be maintained through 
the winter in order that it may reach the high- 
est point of perfection. To do this the under- 
graduates are urged to meet their pledged sub- 
scriptions without further delay. 

Hluntni "SJepartment 

'43. — Hon. William Reed Porter died after 
a brief illness 28 November 1908, at Camden, 
Maine, which has been his summer home for 
several years. He was the son of Captain 
Stephen and Rebecca (Cobb) Porter, and was 
born at North Yarmouth 20 May 1825. He 
was prepared for college at North Yarmouth 
Academy, entering Bowdoin at the age of 
fourteen, the youngest member of his class. 
After graduation he engaged in teaching for 
several years and was in 1846 principal of 
Fryeburg Academy. From 1848 to 1851 he 
was a member of the State Board of Educa- 
tion and in 1852 represented Cumberland 
County in the State Senate. He held a posi- 
tion in the U. S. Custom House at Portland 
for four years, and then became manager of 
the educational publications of Sanborn and 
Carter of Portland. He displayed great busi- 
ness sagacity in this work and won a wide 
reputation for both tact and integrity. .After 
the war he became interested in cotton raising 
in Lowndes County, Alabama. From 1880 
to his retirement from active business a few 
years previous to his death, he was engaged in 
banking, residing chiefly in Boston but having 
business interests that called him to various 
parts of the country. Although always a 
busy man of aft'airs he was a ready writer and 
many articles which he contributed to the press 
were both favorably received and widely 
quoted. Social in his temperament, he was a 
fine conversationalist and possessed of a fund 
of anecdotes and incidents, as well as a verbal 
memory that would enable him in his later 
years to quote line after line from authors he 
had studied over three score years before. 

Mr. Porter married, 21 May 1846, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of James and Eliza Deering of 
South Paris, Maine, who survives him with 
three of their five children. 

'49. — Rev. William Ladd Jones, whose 
death occurred 19 Nov. 1908 at his home in 

Cloverdale, Cal., was the son of Rev. Elijah 
Jones, for nearly half a century the pastor at 
Minot, Me. He was born there 18 Sept. 
1827, and was prepared for college at the 
Lewiston Falls Academy. After graduation 
he taught for a year at Litchfield, Maine, and 
then took the regular course at Bangor Theo- 
logical Seminary. Under the auspices of the 
American Home Missionary Society, he was 
pastor at Camptonville, Cal., from 1854 to 
1858; at Eureka, Cal, from 1858 to 1868; at 
Benicia, Cal, from 1868 to 1874. In the later 
year he became principal of the Golden Gate 
Academy at Oakland, resigning in 1878 to be- 
come president of Oahu College at Honolulu, 
Hawaii, a position he held till 1883. Return- 
ing to California he was pastor at Cloverdale 
till 1897. The closing years of his life were 
spent in part at Pomona where his burial took 
place. Mr. Jones married first, 26 Sept. 1854, 
Ann Louisa, daughter of Oliver and Hannah 
(Rider) Farrington of Brewer, Me., who died 
in' J898, and second, in 1901, Elizabeth Arm- 
strong, who sui"vives him. Of his five children 
three are living, Mrs. F. E. Adams and Dr. 
Harold M. Jones of Cloverdale, and Dr. 
William F. Jones of San Rafael, Cal. 

Something New 


73 Maine St. 

We make a SpeclaUy of Sliirl Work 

Velvet llnlsh. Try It. 

Agents In College: Edwnnl O. Lclgli, 
Kappa Sigma House; Krank .Sniltli, Sontli 
Applcton; William Holt, 2 Soulli Applelon 

EatabliBhed IS.'Jl 

Incorporated 1898 






503 Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. 




NO. 21 


The Council Organizes — By=Laws Adopted — Several 
Important Matters Discussed-Committees Appointed 

The Undergraduate Advisory Council held 
its first important meeting on Thursday, 
December 10. A meeting had been held a 
week previous but this meeting had been 
merely for the purpose of appointing a com- 
mittee on by-laws and for the general discus- 
sion of topics of particular interest. At the 
meeting of December 10, the council listened 
to the report of the committee on by-laws and 
after some discussion the report of the com- 
mittee was adopted. 

The Council then took up the problem of 
the election of the football assistant manager. 
After a thorough and careful survey of the 
situation, the Council passed suggested amend- 
ments to the by-laws of the Athletic Council 
and to the constitution of the Athletic Associa- 
tion. These suggested amendments are briefly 
as follows, that in case of protest on the part 
of the Undergraduate Council to nominations 
made by the Athletic Council, the Athletic 
Council shall have the right to nominate for 
any managership or assistant managership 
three men instead of two. As an amendment 
to the constitution of the Athletic Association 
the Undergraduate Council suggested in 
brief to this effect that the general elections of 
the Athletic Association shall be held two days 
after the Athletic Council has made its nomi- 
nations. As an amendment to its own by- 
laws, it laid on the table the following propo- 
sition. A student may protest to the Under- 
graduate Council any nomination made by the 
Athletic Council at a meeting of the Under- 
graduate Council called for this purpose and 
there shall be present at this meeting a mem- 
ber of the Athletic Council and the manager 
of the athletic team involved. At the conclu- 
sion of the hearing the Undergraduate Council 
shall decide upon the justness of the protest. 

The Council discussed several other matters 
of importance but deferred definite action to a 

future meeting. The following standing com- 
mittees were appointed : To the music commit- 
tee, P. H. Brown, J. J. Stahl and P. G. Bishop; 
and to the college customs, R. O. Brewster, 
G. Iv. Heath and K. R. Tefft. Select commit- 
tees will be appointed as the occasion demands. 
The next regular meeting of the Council will 
occur on Thursday, January 7. 

The following is a copy of the by-laws 
adopted by the Council : 

Election of the Secretary 

Section i. The secretary of the Undergraduate 
Council shall be the man receiving the number of 
votes next to the chairman at the general election. 

Sec. 2. In case of tie for chairman, the Council 
shall elect its own secretary from those who have 
tied for the chairmanship. 

Sec. 3. Should more than one man receive the 
next highest vote to the chairman at the general 
elections, the Council shall decide the tie by elect- 
ing one of the men its secretary. 

Duties of the Officers 

Section i. It shall be the duty of the chairman 
of the Undergraduate Council to preside at all 
meetings and to serve as an ex oMcio member oi 
all committees. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the secretary of 
the Undergraduate Council to keep a record of all 
meetings, a record of attendance for all meetings, a 
complete table of the results of the general election 
and to preserve a record of all actions taken by 
other organizations which afifect the welfare of the 
student body. 


Section i. In case of the temporary absence of 
the chairman the meeting shall provide for its own 
chairman after having been called by the secretary. 

Sec 2. Should a permanent vacancy occur in 
either chairmanship or secretaryship of the Under- 
graduate Council, the man receiving the next high- 
est vote at the general election shall succeed to the 
office. However, if no man has a clear title to an 
office owing to a tie at the general election the coun- 
cil shall decide between those eligible to the oiiBce. 

Sec 3. Should more than ten men be entitled 
to sit on the Council, through a tie at the general 
election, the tie shall be decided by lot among those 

Sec 4. Any vacancy or vacancies occurring in 
the memberships of the council shall be filled by 
men not on the council in order of their standing 
at the general election. In case of tie between 
the candidates the tie shall 'be decided by lot. 




Standing Committees 

Section i. The chairman of the Undergraduate 
Council shall appoint a music committee which shall 
consist, in addition to himself, of the leader of the 
Glee Club and two other students. 

Sec. 2. The chairman of the Undergraduate 
Council shall appoint a committee on college cus- 
toms. In addition to himself it shall consist of two 
other members of the council. 


Duties of These Committees 
Section i. It shall be the duty of the music com- 
mittee to have general charge of college sings, band 
concerts and to promote individual features in the 
musical life of the college. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the committee on 
college customs to report to the Undergraduate 
Council, after investigation, upon all matters per- 
taining to college customs. 


Section i. The regular meetings of the Under- 
graduate Council shall be held on the first Thursday 
of each month of the collegiate year. 

Sec. 2. Special meetings may be called at the 
discretion of the chairman or upon the request of 
any three members of the council. 

Sec. 3. Seven members shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of the business of the council. 

Adoption and Amendment 

Section i. These By-Laws may be adopted by 
the unanimous vote of the entire council. 

Sec. 2. These By-Laws may be amended by a 
two-thirds vote of the entire council, such amend- 
ment having been submitted in writing at least one 
week before a vote is taken upon the same. 

Sec. 3. These By-Laws and all amendments of 
the same shall be published in the Orient in the 
next regular issue after their adoption. 


Bowdoin will meet in debate this evening 
representatives of the University of Vermont 
and debate on the proposition : "The Federal 
Government should grant financial aid to ships 
engaged in our foreign trade and owned by 
citizens of the United States." The debate 
will be held in Memorial Hall, and the first 
speaker will take the floor at eight o'clock. 
The Bowdoin speakers, who will uphold the 
affirmative, are Jasper J. Stahl, '09; Ralph O. 
Brewster, '09 ; and Harrison Atwood, '09. 
These men will speak in the order given, but 
in the rebuttal the Order will be Brewster, 
Atwood and Stahl. The names of the Ver- 
mont speakers had not been received up to the 
time the Orient went to press. 

It is unfortunate that the several dances 
which were long ago planned for this evening 
will necessarily cause the student attendance 
to be comparatively small. It is expected, 
however, that students who do not attend the 
fraternity dances will turn out almost to a 
man in order to hear such a good team as we 
have this year. The question is of especial 
importance in this vicinity where so many 
people are concerned in our shipping interests. 
Therefore, a great number of persons from 
outside the college and from out of town as 
well will be present. 

The Debating Council has been successful 
in securing eminent men for the presiding 
officer and judges. The presiding officer will 
be Hon. L. A. Emery, LL.D., a Bowdoin 
graduate with the Class of 1861, and now 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Maine. 
The following men will act as judges: Joseph 
H. Beale, JiC A.M., LL.B., LL.D., Professor 
of Law ; Thomas N. Carver, Ph.D., LL.D., 
Professor of Political Economy ; and William 
B. Munro, Ph.D., LL.B., Professor of Govern- 
ment, — all of Harvard University. 


Aa Excess of Assets Over Liabilities — Much Money 
Still Out 

The report which is printed below of the 
Football Association indicates that the finan- 
cial end of that Association has been as capa- 
bly managed by Manager Simmons as the 
football end by Captain McDade and his team- 
mates. The excess of assets over liabilities 
will be seen to be $38.11 which is a creditable 
showing for so expensive a season. Manager 
Simmons is to be congratulated on his good 
work. One thing is noticeable in the report 
and that is that there is nearly $600 yet 
owing to the foobtall manager. The men 
should pay this up without further delay. As 
matters stand now Manager Simmons has no 
one to help collect this money since an una- 
voidable series of circumstances disqualifies 
his assistant manager and a deadlock at the 
elections prevented the election of another 
helper as assistant manager. In the face of 
these events it behooves all who owe the 
association money to go to Manager Simmons 
and not wait for him to come to them. The 
report of the Football Association is as fol- 
lows : 





Balance, '07 $69 18 

Board 424 89 

Ad 5 00 

Season tickets and subscriptions 824 00 

McKinley 78 40 

Harvard 250 00 

N. H. State 70 00 

Brown 200 00 

Holy Cross 341 37 

Colby 734.9s 

Tufts 234 75 

Bates 1,000 25 

Maine 3S0 00 

$4,612 79 

Wright & Ditson $514 97 

Board 485 00 

Coaching 1,012 00 

Rubbing 80 00 

Miscellaneous 217 86 

McKinley 48 85 

Harvard 243 75 

N. H. State 95 84 

Brown 314 80 

Holy Cross 1 18 45 

Colby 37S 80 

Tufts 241 19 

Bates •,. . 786 30 

$4,534 81 
Balance, TJ 98 

$4,612 79 

Cash balance r %^J^ 98 

Unpaid board 257 90 

Unpaid subscriptions 263 50 

$519 38 

Wright & Ditson $246 27 

Board 255 00 

Miscellaneous 60 00 

$S6i 27 
Excess of assets over liabilities, 38 li 

$599 38 

I have examined the books and accounts of the 
manager of the Football Association, and find the 
same are correctly kept and properly vouched. The 
foregoing is an accurate statement of receipts and 
expenditures during the season, and of present assets 
and liabilities. 

Barrett Potter, 

For the Auditor. 
December 16, 1908. 


Professor Wass of Augusta to Aid Leader in Training 

the Glee Club — Candidates for Club are Urged 

to Report for the Occasion 

At 2.30 P.M. on Tuesday, December 22, 
Professor Wass of Augusta will meet the 
candidates for the Glee Club in the Christian 
Association Rooms. Professor Wass has been 
secured by the management to aid the leader 
in directing and training the club for its 
season of concerts. Although the systein of 
professional aid in building up the Glee Club 
is an innovation to Bowdoin, it is a system 
which is practiced in the majority of eastern 
collegiate institutions. Careful inquiry, more- 
over, shows that in all places where this sys- 
tem prevails, it has met with unqualified suc- 
cess, as an efficient aid to the leader 
in developing and perfecting a Glee Club. 
Every man who is trying for the club is urged 
to be present on next Tuesday. If sufficient 
interest is shown by the attendance at this 
rehearsal, arrangements will then be made to 
secure Professor Wass' appearance at one 
rehearsal each week till the concert season is 
well advanced. Much of the future good of 
the club, therefore, depends on next Tuesday's 
rehearsal since a poor attendance will mean a 
canceling of the opportunity for the leader's 
development of the club in connection with an 
efficient adviser. 


First of the Annie Talbot Cole Lectures — Summary 
of His Lectures 

The three Annie Talbot Cole lectures were 
given on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 
evenings of last week by the Rev. Charles A. 
Dinsmore. His subject was Dante. Mr. 
Dinsmore has been an earnest student of the 
poetry of the great Italian and has published 
two books dealing with his work. The subject 
matter was treated in an interesting and 
forcible way which clearly showed the 
lecturer's ability both as a student and a 
speaker. He explained with considerable 
minuteness the meanings which are to be given 
to the various symbolic numbers and scenes 
found in the Divine Comedy. His delivery 
was excellent although some of the words 
were pronounced rather indistinctly. The 

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KENNETH R. TEFFT, 1909 Editor-in-Chief 

WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

H. H. BURTON. 1909 
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W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
L. McFARLAND. 1911 
J. C. WHITE. 1911 

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All communications regarding subscriptions should 
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Vol. XXXVIII. DECEMBER 18, 1908 No. 21 

A Decided Voice on The following clipping is 
„ r, .. written by a Bowdom man 
an Open Question , ^ ^ • t ■ 

and was contained in a 

current number of the "Tech." We publish 
this expression of opinion by Professor Bates 
through purely non-partisan motives since we 
feel that liis ideas on this "dark and bloody" 
subject of Simplified Spelling will be of inter- 
est to our readers : 

To the Editor of the Tech: 

A few years ago an effort was made to 
introduce the misspelling "thru" for the word 
through. This was supposed to be pretty 
well laughed out of existence, but of late has 
reappeared among the students of the Insti- 
tute. Just how this corpse of a defunct folly 
came to be resurrected, it is not easy to see ; 
but some trouble will be saved by students 
handing in written work to the English depart- 
ment if the writers will bear in mind that this 
freak of false orthography has never been 
recognized here. 

Aelo B.^tes. 


[Continued from page 179] 

lectures were well attended both by the student 
body and by the townspeople. 

In a brief space it would be impossible to 
give anything like a fair statement of his 
lectures but the following short outline gives, 
perhaps, their general trend. At the beginning 
of his first lecture he gave a story of the life 
of Dante, especially discussing the parts 
which influenced his poetry most. Then he 
turned to the Inferno, the first of the three 
parts of the Divine Comedy. He gave the 
argument of the poem at length, explaining 
the special meaning of each event as it 

In the second lecture he took up the Purga- 
torio. In explaining this he showed how 
much Dante was impressed by his sincere 
Catholic belief in the cleansing of the soul. 
Beatrice, his dead love, who had stood for 
everything pure and noble on earth, appeared 
in the Piirgatorio as Dante's vision of God's 

The last lecture on the Paradiso was the 
strongest and most enjoyable of the three. 
Mr. Dinsmore showed how Dante was influ- 
enced, very naturally, by the Ptolemaic theory 
of the universe which then was generally 
accepted even by scientists. He described 
Dante's course through the ten heavens and 
his final vision of the eternal. After he had 
finished with the poem itself he discussed the 
message which Dante brings to us to-day. He 
compared his belief to the ringing optimism of 
Browning and contrasted it with the mere 
hopefulness of Tennyson. In closing he said 
that Dante's purpose in the whole Divine 
Coinedv was to show the passage of man's soul 
through the torments of evil and the cleans- 
ing" of the spirit to an absolute assurance of 
the goodness of God and his existence in and 
through the whole universe. 

Dr. Qerrish Speaks on "English Eponyms" 

The Christian Association Meeting of Dec. 
10 was addressed by Dr. Frederic H. Gerrish, 
'66, of the Medical School of Maine. His sub- 
ject was, "A Study of English Eponyms," 
and in substance he spoke as follows : 

"The earliest eponym is found in the fourth 
Chapter of Genesis, seventeenth verse, — 'And 
he builded a city, and called the name of the 



city, after the name of his son, Enoch.' And 
hence the definition of an eponym, from the 
Greek, 'given as a name,' is, according to the 
Century Dictionary, 'a name of a place, 
people, or period, derived from that of a per- 
son.' But this definition should be extended, 
for we have many eponyms whose derivation 
comes otherwise than from the name of a per- 
son. Furthermore, not all eponyms are nouns, 
as, for instance, the verb, — 'to lynch,' from 
the name of the Virginia planter Charles 
Lynch. Adjective eponyms are also common. 
Eponyms as the names of parts and organs of 
the body are not, as the Century Dictionary 
asserts, rare, but are very common. Their use 
comes from the desire to substitute terms in a 
measure descriptive, but only in a measure, for 
a completely descriptive oponym wovild result 
in a name so long as to be unpronounceable. 
Eponyms are very frequent in the vernacular, 
not only of the English, but of other lan- 
guages." Dr. Gerrish then read a short pas- 
sage of 600 words or more to illustrate this. 
An interesting example is the word "sand- 
wich," from the name of the Duke of Sand- 
wich, who was so interested in gaming that 
he frequently ate his meals while at the card 
table, in the form so familiar to us. 

"Electricity and science contain a notable 
number of eponyms. If a new discovery is 
made, it is quite natural to give it such a name. 
Not onl- •- the picturesqueness of a language 
increased, but the derivation of words is made 
much more apparent by the use of eponyms." 

The Association meeting of January 7 will 
be addressed by Jeflferson C. Smith, State Y. 
M. C. A. Secretary, in the third of the series 
under the general topic, "Practical Applica- 
tions of Christianity." His subject will be, 
"The Young Men's Christian Association 


The subject of Monday's Recital will be 
Mozart. Following is the program : 

1. Concerto for two pianos — first movement 

2. Song— The Violet /i//^^ro 

3. Overture to Figaro 

4. Song — "O, Isis and Osiris" — Air from 

Magic Flute 

5. Violin Sonata No. 8 Andante 

No. 2 will be rendered by P. H. Brown, '09, 
No. 4 by A. W. Stone, '10, and No. 5 by F. 
E. Kendrie, '10. 

College Botes 

Skillin, '12, will pla}' the chapel organ when Gush- 
ing, '09, goes to Constantinople. 

C. E. Files, '08, is the principal of the Abbot 
High School for this winter. 

There is to be an informal dance at the Zeta Psi 
House next Tuesday evening. 

Townsend, '10, went to Bowdoinham, Monday, 
to do the murder case for the Portland Express. 

McGlone, '10, went to Augusta, Saturday night, to 
sing at the opening of a moving picture theatre in 
that city. 

A representative of The Powers Regulator 
Co. is adjusting the automatic system, by which the 
regulators of the library are controlled. 

James M. Chandler, '08, has gone into the adver- 
tising business at Boston. His present address is 
Lovett Chandler Company, 6 Beacon Street. 

Mr. Dinsmore, the Annie Talbot Cole lecturer, 
gave an informal talk on the Christian ministry at 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon House last Friday after- 

During the Christmas recess. Prof. Sills will 
attend a convention of the Classical Association of 
America to be held at Toronto, Can., Prof. Sills is 
to present a paper. 

The editor of the Independent, W. G. Bowdoin, 
has recently given us a beautifully bound satirical 
sketch, printed only for private distribution, entitled, 
"The Jewelled Dagger." 

McFarland, '11, underwent a successful operation, 
last Saturday, at the Central Maine General Hos- 
pital at Lewiston. He will probably be able to 
return to college after the Christmas vacation. 

Prof. Foster has recently secured photographs of 
every debating team that ever represented Bow- 
doin College and is having them properly framed 
and inscribed in order to hang them in Hubbard 

An oak case finished similar to the woodwork in 
the library has been placed in the upper corridor, 
and will contain all the volumes of the Flora of 
Maine, the gift of Miss Kate Furbish. Another 
new case also appears in the upper corridor — this 
one containing all the trophies of athletic victo- 
ries now held by the college. 

The Junior Assembly Committee have decided 
upon January isth and February 12th, as the dates 
of the first two Junior Assemblies in Memorial Hall. 
The second and third college teas will also be held 
on those dates from 3.30 in the afternoon. The 
Junior Assemblies are in charge of the following 
committees : Cony Weston, chairman ; Clinton N. 
Peters, Lee Mikelsky, Stuart F. Brown and William 
E. Atwood. 

During the Christmas vacation several of the 
faculty will attend Association and Society meetings 
in all parts of America. Professor Sills will read a 
paper on "Virtus and Fortuna in Certain Latin 
Writers" before a meeting of the American Philo- 
logical Association at Toronto Ont. Professor 
Allen Johnson will read a paper on "Recent Consti- 
tutional Changes in New England" before a meeting 
of the Political Science Association at Richmond, 



Va. Dr. Cram will attend a meeting of the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society at Baltimore, Md. Prof. Files 
will attend a meeting of tlie Modern Language 
Association at Baltimore, Md. Prof. Edwards will 
attend a meeting of the American Economic Asso- 
ciation at Atlantic City N. J. 


Professor Knox Conducts Services — Summary of 
His Talk 

Professor Geo. W. Knox of Union Seminary 
spoke in chapel Sunday. In introducing him, Presi- 
dent Hyde mentioned the fact that, when the editors 
of the Encyclopaedia Britannica wanted a man to 
write an article on Christianity, they turned to Prof. 
Knox to undertake the task. In his talk Professor 
Knox said : 

Men have come to realize that man is inherently 
religious and that religion is one of the responses 
of man to his environment. Two sets of impulses 
constitute what we call religion. 

1. The awe which man feels in the presence of 
one greater than himself. 

2. The dependence which he feels as he realizes 
his own weakness. 

The first of these gives us reverence. In the ear- 
liest days man worshipped the great powers of 
nature, such as the sun, moon and stars. This feel- 
ing of reverence is still felt in our hearts as we 
face one of nature's wonders. As man progressed, 
however, other things took the place of nature for 
worship. Men found that the God they really wor- 
shipped was that which called from them the deepest 
repsonse of their natures. It is not even all-power 
and all-wisdom which stirs us most. It is the still, 
small voice of conscience which touches the deepest 
springs of our being. The Christian who holds to 
this vision of God has reverence. 

But there can be mere enthusiasts who have rev- 
erence. It is the impulse of dependence which 
gives us the faith that goes out into the world and 
fights. We ought to depend upon religious princi- 
ples in business and in all the patlis of life. To 
have everything and follow where duty leads is to 
have faith. United with reverence it makes the 
real religion. 

up. Arrangements for the speakers for the 
coming year, and rules for the eligibility of 
new members will also be made. 


A meeting of the men who were members 
of last year's Chemical Club was held Decem- 
ber lo. The following officers were elected: 
President, Albert W. Moulton, '09, Portland; 
Vice-President, Thomas D. Ginn, '09, Rox- 
bury, Mass. ; Secretai7 and Treasurer, Irving 
L. Rich, '09, Portland; Executive Committee, 
Parley C. Voter, '09, West Farmington, chair- 
man ; Edwin W. Johnson, '09, Greenwich, 
Conn.; Claude O. Bower, '09, Auburn. It 
was voted that the old club be re-organized, 
and the next meeting was set for Dec. 17, 
when the revision of the by-laws will be taken 


The Theta Chapter of the Alpha Kappa 
Kappa Fraternity held its initiation recently 
in Red Men's Hall, Brunswick. The follow- 
ing men from the Class of 1912 in the Medi- 
cal School were initiated : 

Archibald Wallace Dunn 
Neil Augustus Fogg 
William Matthew Harris 
Sumner Waldron Jackson 
Henry Lincoln Johnson 
Howard Francis Kane 
Frank Elmer Nolin 
James Melvin Sturtevant 
Clarence Linwood Scamman 
John Alexander Wentworth 

There were thirty-eight at the banquet at 
Hotel Eagle following the initiation, including 
about twenty alimini all the members in the 
third and fourth years in Portland and Dr. 
Cook, the Grand President of the fraternity. 


The Social Service Committee of the Christian 
Association recently held an organization meeting at 
which they outlined the work for the year. A 
special committee was appointed with E. E. Kern, 
'ir, as chairman, to take charge of the Christmas 
work. The purpose of this committee is to gather old 
cloths and magazines for distribution in quarters 
where such things will be appreciated. The com- 
mittee will have a representative in each fraternity 
house and in each dormitory to facilitate the collec- 
tion of these old cloths and magazines and a list of 
these representatives will be posted at the library. 
It is the further plan of the committee to raise, 
money by a small subscription from the men who 
are interested. The proceeds from this fund will 
be used in providing for the needy some of the 
necessities which they lack. 


The first meeting of the York County Club 
for the college year was held December 12 at 
the Kappa Sigma House. The following 
officers were elected: President, Ralph B. 
Grace, '10, Saco; Vice-President, Merrill C. 
Hill, '10, Buxton; Secretary and Treasurer, 
De Forest Weeks, '11, Cornish; Executive 



Committee, Rodney E. Ross, 'lo, Kennebunk ; 
Elmer H. Hobbs, 'lo, Waterboro. As plans 
for the ensuing year it was voted to follow 
the policy of last year in having the meetings 
addressed by members of the faculty, and to 
have members of the club report on the condi- 
tions of their home towns and the prospects 
of inducing more men from their section to 
come to Bowdoin. Refreshments of punch 
and cigarettes were served. The club now 
numbers 12 members. 


The question of having a student council is 
being agitated at Yale. The intention is not 
to create a legislative board, but one whose 
powers would be limited to suggestion. 

An Adirondack Club of Williams alumni 
has been formed. It comprises sixteen men, 
living in only two counties of northern New 
York. The club has formed an interscholastic 
football league of five preparatory schools, and 
has succeeded in stimulating an active interest 
in Williams. 

The new Syracuse University gymnasium 
will be ready for use Feb. i. Of the $15,000 
spent on furnishing the building, $9,000 will 
be expended on gymnasium apparatus. The 
completion of the building will eive Syracuse 
Unive'-"-' the largest and best equipped col- 
lege gymnasium in the world. 

It is nrnnosed by the librarian of the United 
States Militarv Academ" to -Mt up a tablet at 
that institution in memory of Edo'ar Allen Poe, 
in connection with the one-hundredth anni- 
versari' of his birth. The poet was for some 
time a cadet at West Point. 

Dr. G. B. Taylor, the famous University of 
Pennsylvania runner, died recent!" On June 
I, 1907, he broke the intercollegiate record in 
the 440-yard dash, making the fast time of 48 
4-5 seconds. Taylor was the first colored man 
ever picked to represent the American flag in 
an Olvmpic championship. 


Bugle Activities Assume More Life Since the Close of 
Football Season 

The Bugle is rapidly beinp- shaped for its 
annual appearance on the campus, and if the 
present interest continues unabated, the book 
will be ready for its Ivy Day appearance with- 

out much last-minute rush on the part of the 

Now that the football season has formally 
closed the undergraduates are turning their 
interests into other channels. At present the 
literary interest is in the ascendancy and the 
editors are encouraged by the contributions 
vyhich they have received. Thev are particu- 
larly desirous that the undergraduates should 
turn to diem any funny bit that will be of 
interest to the college which happens to come 
in their way. 

As might be expected the different members 
of the Board were reticent as to the make-up 
of their book. This much, however, was 
gained by the Orient representative. The 
book this year is to be slightly cut down. 
That is, pictures rather than "write-ups" will 
form an important part of the Bugle. The 
cover will probably be blue and white and its 
design is being specially prepared by Art Edi- 
tor Stephens. The editors are always ready 
to confer with persons desirous of contribut- 
ing or oflfering suggestions. 


Just Received From Press — Contains Some Striking 

Views of tlie College — Reading Matter 

Brought Up to Date 

A new descriptive pamphlet of Bowdoin 
College has just been received from the 
University Press of Cambridge. It is copious 
in illustrations taken from new and improved 
cuts of The Art Building, The Library, 
Memorial Hall, The Science Building, The 
Chapel, The Dormitories, and the other college 
buildings. The views are not confined to 
merely exterior cuts but there are a number 
of pictures which show the interiors of these 
buildings. Besides these views of the college 
buildings there are views of the eight chapter 
houses and a number of other cuts which show 
points of interest in and about Brunswick. 

The newest and most striking illustration 
covers the entire center sheet of the booklet. 
This is a pictorial contrast between the 
Bowdoin Campus of 1822 and the Bowdoin 
Campus of 1908. A glance at this cut alone 
is convincing evidence of how forcefully the 
word progress may apply to a college. 

The reading matter, altho revised and 
brought up to date is essentially the same as 
that which is to be found in the last descriptive 
pamphlet issued by the college. 



Hluntni E)epartincnt 

"89. — The Boston Herald of November 23 
contains a portrait of Burton Smith, chief 
Deputy U. S. Marshal for Maine, with an 
interesting account of the startling adventures 
and narrow escapes which he and his fellows 
have met with in their pursuit of offenders 
against the federal laws. 

'01. — John Gregson, Jr., has recently be- 
come superintendent of the Foundry Depart- 
ment of the Standard Steel Works Company 
at Burnham, Penn. 

'03. — Thomas C. White of Lewiston is to 
remove at once to Cambridge, Mass., and will 
have charge of the retail department of the 
Boston store of the Haskell Implement Com- 

'04. — Herbert H. Oakes was married Dec. 
10, 1908, to Emma Dow Armstrong, daughter 
of George D. Armstrong, Esq., of Lewiston, 
in the Pine Street Congregational Church of 
that city. 

'04. — Invitations have been issued for the 
marriage of Herbert H. Oakes and Miss 
Emma D. Armstrong of Lewiston, which will 
take place December 10, 1908, at the Pine 
Street Congregational Church in that city. 

'05. — Robert E. Hall is practicing his pro- 
fession at Dover, Maine, as a member of the 
law firm of Guernsey & Hall. 

'05. — W. T. Henderson has since last July 
been superintendent of the properties of the 
Mexican Mines Prospects Development Com- 
pany at Hostotipaquillo Jalesio, Mexico. 

'06. — Clarence A. Rogers has recently be- 
come manager of the Chicago office of the 
Irons and Russell Company, emblem manufac- 
turers of Providence, R. I., in whose employ 
he has been since graduation. 

'06. — After a course of study at the College 
of Agriculture connected with Cornell Uni- 
versity, T. B. Roberts has purchased a farm 
at Norway, Maine, and will devote himself to 
agriculture, making a specialty of the raising 
of poultry. 

'07. — Lewis W. Smith has resigned his posi- 
tion as supervisor of the public schools of Bry- 
ant's Pond. 


American National Red Cross Text-Book on 

First Aid. 
Bardswell & Chapman. Diets in tuberculosis. 
Beer, G. L. British Colonial Policy. 
Beer, G. L. Origins of the British Colonial 

Benson, A. C. At large. 
Bigelow, W. S. Buddhism and Immortality 

( Ingersoll lecture, 1908). 
Channing, Edward. History of the United 

States. V. 2. 
Cook, A. S. Concordance to the English 

Poems of Thomas Gray. 
Cubberley, E. P. School Funds and Their 

Cunningham, D. J. Manual of Practical 

Anatomy. 2 v. 
Dixie, Lady Florence. Across Patagonia. 
Dumas, Alexander. Black Tulip. 
Eckermann, J. P. Gesprache mit Goethe ; 

hrsg. A. Bartels. 2 v. 
Erasmus, Desiderius. Selections ; P. S. Allen. 
Ferrero, Guglielmo. Greatness and decline of 

Rome ; tr. Zimmern. 
Francis & Brickdale. Chemical basis of 

Fry, Richard. Scheme for a Paper Currency. 

Something New 


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NO. 22 


Bowdoin^Vermont Debate Results in Victory for tlie 

The Bowdoin Vermont Debate in Memorial 
Hall, Dec. 18, resulted in a decision by the 
judges of two to one in favor of the visiting 

The question was one of granting subsidies 
to the ships engaged in our foreign trade. The 
question was opened for Bowdoin by Mr. 
Stahl, who after a brief exposition of all mat- 
ter necessary for an understanding of the 
question, established the need of a merchant 
marine on commercial and military grounds. 
The second point made in his argument was 
that if a marine were to fill these needs it must 
be American built and manned. 

The first speaker for Vermont opened by 
conceding all that the Bowdoin speaker aimed 
to establish and used his whole time in show- 
ing that the experience of foreign nations with 
subsidized ships did not warrant the granting 
of such aid by the United States. 

Mr. Brewster, the second speaker for Bow- 
doin, pointed out that England and Germany 
had never adopted a system of general cargo 
subsidies. And even in France where subsi- 
dies are reported to have failed the defects 
were inherent in the French system and could 
not possibly exist in such a place as he later 
would advocate. Mr. Brewster next at- 
tempted a justification of the prevailing tariiif 
system and then presented the affirmative case 
in detail for the granting of subsidies. 

As the second speaker for Vermont pointed 
out the tariff argument was wholly extraneous 
inasmuch as the negative did not advocate a 
free-trade solution. He continued the argu- 
ment of the negative by showing that the 
experience of the United States did not war- 
rant the adoption of subsidies. 

Mr. Atwood, the third speaker for Bowdoin, 
pointed out that whereas his opponent had 
said that the experience of the United States 
did not warrant a subsidy system he had 
shown this on his own authority alone. 
Atwood continued for Bowdoin by justifying 
the expense a subsidy system would incur. 

and then summarized the whole affirmative 

The negative had meantime offered no solu- 
tion. The third speaker in a vigorous and 
eloquent way brought forward as the only 
remedy discriminating duties. This he pro- 
posed as a means to overcome the excessive 
cost of operating American ships. As a 
means to overcome the difiference in building 
he argued for free ships despite the fact that 
his colleague, the first negative speaker, had 
already admitted that the ships should be 
built "of American materials, by American 
labor in American ship yards." 

In the rebuttal speeches it can be said in 
fairness to all that the Bowdoin team con- 
fined themselves to vigorous, effective work. 
Their opponents saw fit to disregard facts and 
used up their allotted time by flows of genial 

Mr. Harris closed for Vermont and sought 
to show that his system of discriminating 
duties in the indirect trade would not be finan- 
cial aid within the meaning of the proposition. 

Mr. Stahl concluded for Bowdoin by- point- 
ing out that whether discriminating duties 
were financial aid or not it would be inade- 
quate owing to the fact that so large a per- 
centage of our imports from South America, 
India, China and Japan were already on the 
free list. He followed this up by showing 
that subsidies were merely the extension of a 
system in which our Government was 
grounded. That they were right on precedent 
and principle and that the specific case 
brought forward by the affirmative would 
secure the marine which both sides admitted 
was a necessity. 


The Bowdoin Debating Council and Wes- 
leyan University have decided on Friday, 
March 19th, as the date for the Bowdoin- 
Wesleyan debate. According to the terms of 
the two-year agreement, this year's debate will 
be held at Middletown, Conn. The question 
for this debate, recently agreed upon by the 
two institutions, is "Resolved, That the 



Recommendations of President Roosevelt for 
Increasing the Navy Should Be Adopted." 

The Bowdoin speakers will be chosen from 
the speakers on this same question in the 
Bradbury Prize Debate, which is to be held in 
Memorial Hall on Tuesday evening, Feb. i6, 
at eight o'clock. Prizes of $60 will be 
awarded to the winning team in this debate, 
although the best speakers will be chosen for 
the Wesleyan team irrespective of the side on 
which they speak in the Bradbury Debate. 

The trials for the Bradbury Debate are 
open to the whole college. The first trial will 
be on Tuesday evening, January 12th, at seven 
o'clock, in Hubbard Hall. Each man will be 
allowed to speak five minutes on either side 
of the question, "The Recommendations of 
President Roosevelt for Increasing the Navy 
Should Be Adopted." All the members of 
English VL are required to speak. All stu- 
dents, except members of English VI., who 
plan to speak in this first trial should hand 
their names to Mr. Stahl before noon of Jan- 
uary nth. The order of speakers will then 
be determined by lot. The first speaker will 
be given an opportunity to speak later in the 

The second trial will be on Tuesday, Jan- 
uary 19th, at seven o'clock in Hubbard Hall. 
The men will be given ten minutes on either 
side of the question at this trial. 


Friday Before Christmas Celebrated by Bowdoin Fra= 
ternities as the Occasion of Dancing Parties 


The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi 
gave its annual dance December eighteenth in 
Pythian Hall. The guests were received by 
Miss Chapman, Mrs. C. C. Hutchins, Mrs. F. 
C. Robinson, and Mrs. H. W. Rich. Dancing 
began at half-past nine and continued till 
about three. Excellent music was furnished 
by a ladies' orchestra of Brunswick. The 
dance was in charge of a committee consisting 
of H. E. Warren, '10, A. C. Gibson, '11, C. O. 
Bailev, Jr., '12, and E. L. Morss, '12. After 
the dance the guests were entertained for a 
short time at the Fraternity House. 

The delegates from the other fraternities 
were: .Kenneth R. Tefft from Psi Upsilon; 
Alfred W. Stone from Delta Kappa Epsilon; 

Charles D. Robbins from Zeta Psi, Horace H. 
Watson from Theta Delta Chi; William E. 
Atwood from Delta LIpsilon ; Daniel M. Mc- 
Dade from Kappa Sigma ; and Paul J. New- 
man from Beta Theta Pi. 

Among the ladies present were : Miss Sue 
Winchell, Miss Mabel Davis, Miss Louise 
Weatherill, Miss Virginia Woodbury, Miss 
Merriman, Misses Baxter, Misses Johnson, 
Miss Isabelle Forsaith, Miss Marion Drew, 
Miss Frances Skolfield, and Miss Beatrice 
Henley of Brunswick, Miss Anna Percy and 
Miss Lina Andrews of Bath, Miss Frances 
Smith and Miss Helen Sargent of Portland, 
Miss Ethel Haskell and Miss Marion White of 
Bangor, Miss Blanche Smith of Providence, 
R. I., Miss \'iola Dixon of Freeport, Miss 
Bower of Auburn, Miss Plant of Gardiner, 
Miss Crowley of Lewiston, Miss Lida Baker 
of Boston, Mass., Miss Jackson of South Da- 
kota, and Miss Anna Shaw of Buckfield. 


An informal dancing party was given at the 
Theta Delta Chi chapter house, Friday even- 
ing, December i8th, to celebrate the approach 
of the Christmas vacation. The affair was in 
charge of a committee consisting of James M. 
Sturtevant, '09, of Dixfield ; Henry Q. Hawes, 
'10, of Westbrook, and Leon H. Smith, '10, of 

The patronesses were Mrs. Herbert A. 
Jump, Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell and Mrs. 
Frank E. Woodruff of Brunswick, and Mrs. 
J. S. Sturtevant of Dixfield. 

Those present were: Miss Margaret Star- 
bird, Miss Addie Mitchell, Miss Helen Schon- 
land. Miss Mildred Meriwether, Miss Sallie 
Davis of Portland, Miss Frances Barrett and 
Miss Marion Dana of Westbrook, Miss Nellie 
Hodgdon, Miss Edith Cockran, Miss Florence 
Andrews of Bath, Miss Helen Stockbridge, 
Miss Harriet Kelsey of Freeport, Miss Lena 
Paul of Auburn, Miss Blandene Sturtevant of 
Dixfield, Miss Louise Newman of Bar Harbor, 
and Miss Emily Felt of Brunswick. 


The annual Christmas dance of the Beta 
Theta Pi fraternity was held at the chapter 
house on McKeen Street, Friday evening, 
December i8th. Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. 
W. T. Foster and Mrs. F. W. Brown received. 

The following young ladies attended: Miss 
Grace Kern of Portland; Miss Bertha Bates, 



Miss Evangeline Bridge of Boston; Miss Pearl 
Davis of Cambridge, Mass. ; Miss Mildred 
Simmons, Mrs. C. S. Simmons of Rockland, 
Miss Ethel Hawley, Miss Hartwell of Bath, 
Miss Ada Miller, Miss Clara Haskell of 
Auburn, Miss Marion Rockwood of Calais, 
Miss Annie Shea of Lisbon Falls, Miss Luona 
Sylvester of Richmond, iviiss Frances Little, 
Mrs. Alice Little, Miss Beatrice Hacker, Miss 
Mildred Files, Miss Marguerite Hutchins of 
Brunswick, and Miss Rosaland Jewett of 

The committee in charge was made up of 
the following: Guy P. Estes, '09; F. E. Ken- 
drie, '10, and J. L. Curtis, '11. 


An informal dance was given at the Zete 
Chapter House by the members of the Sopho- 
more delegation on Tuesday evening before 
the Christmas recess. Kendrie's Orchestra 
furnished music for eighteen dances. The pa- 
tronesses were Mrs. Hartley C. Baxter, Mrs. 
Henry Johnson, and Mrs. William T. Foster. 
The committee consisted of Charles D. Rob- 
bins, George A. Torsney and William F. Mer- 
rill of the 191 1 delegation. 

Among those present were: Miss Bertha 
Merrill of Skowhegan ; Miss Helen Jackson 
of Sioux Falls, S. D. ; Miss Johnson of Hallo- 
well ; Miss Perry of Rockland; Miss Pauline 
Litchfield of Lewiston ; Miss Margaret Sewall, 
Miss Anna Percy, Miss Madeline Clifford, Miss 
Florence Andrews, Miss Goodman and Miss 
Eleanor Leydon of Bath; Miss Helen Merri- 
man. Miss Beatrice Henley, Miss Anne John- 
son, Miss Sarah Merriman, Miss Ellen Baxter 
and Miss Sarah Baxter of Brunswick. 

years the college has received in cash, securities, 
binding pledges and assured bequests more than a 
million dollars. It is fitting that at this Christmas 
season we turn our thoughts with gratitude to the 
great company of benefactors, living and dead, 
named and unnamed, to whom we owe the opportu- 
nities we here enjoy. 

A student in Bowdoin College pays in tuition 
the income of two thousand dollars. He receives 
in return his share of the income of two million dol- 
lars in buildings, apparatus, service and instruction. 
It is our benefactors who multiply by one thousand 
every dollar that you pay. The men who graduated 
in the fifties are making the college you attend 

Nor is it gifts alone for which we are grateful. 
Our Trustees and Overseers are giving large con- 
tributions of time, toil and talent. Conspicuous 
among the living is Hon. William L. Putnam, who 
for a quarter of a century, as chairman of our 
Finance Committee has borne the burden of finan- 
cial problems from the largest responsibility for 
investment down to the smallest detail of exnendi- 
ture ; and among those who have recently died I 
will only mention John L. Crosby of Bangor, and 
Charles W. Pickard of Portland. 

How shall we show our gratitude? Those of us 
who administer and teach are trying to do so, by 
making everything about the college genuine, ef- 
ficient, honest, true. Within the past four years, 
while this money has been coming, we have raised 
the nuality of work and the standard of conduct 
reauired of those who study here fifty per cent. We 
mean that these costly opportunities shall not be 
squandered on the idle and dissolute ; but shall be 
privileges to be earned by faithful industry and 
manly self-control. I am happy to say that the stu- 
dents have responded nobly to these raised stand- 
ards. The proportion of students who have to be 
dismissed is lower under the present high standards, 
promptly and inexorably enforced, than it was un- 
der the lower standards leniently administered. 
Students rise to what is expected of them. 

Money after all, indispensable as it is, is a mere 
means to knowledge and power. And knowledge 
and power, likewise, are mere means to the great 
ends of personal character and social service. To 
transform money and materials, through training 
and attainment, into character and usefulness, is the 
true way to show our gratitude to our generous ben- 


To-day is the seventieth anniversary of the birth 
of our most liberal benefactor, Gen. Thomas H. 
Hubbard. For our library building, our grand stand, 
the tablets in Memorial Hall, and many other gifts 
made anonymously we are indebted to his gener- 
osity; and to-day send him our thanks. Only last 
year five hundred friends united to give us $277,- 
000. Friends who for the present must be unnamed 
have recently made provision in legal and irrevoca- 
ble form to give the college large sums. The leg- 
acy of John C. Coom'bs, Esq., insures to us another 
large sum. Taken altogether within the past four 


Mozart will again be the subject of Monday's 
Recital. The program follows : 

1. Overture to the Magic Flute 

2. Jupiter Symphony — First movement. 

3. Concerto for two pianos — Allegro 

4. Trio for piano, clarinet, and 'cello 

. Andante — Allegro 

5. Chide me, chide me 
Tell me not. 

Songs from Don Giovanni 

Miss Forsaith and Miss Winchell will accompany 
Professor Hutchins in No. 4. Miss Stetson will 
render No. 5. 






WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

H. H. BURTON. 1909 
P. J. NEWMAN. 1909 
J. J. STAHL. 1909 
P. B. MORSS. 1910 
GUY P. ESTES, 1909 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
L. McFARLAND. 1911 
J. C. WHITE. 1911 

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Lewiston Journal Press 

Vol. XXXVIII. JANUARY 8, 1909 

No. 22 

Every winter for the past 

A Suggestion for the six years the Baseball 

Minstrel Show Association has given a 

Minstrel Show which has 
followed a constructive course and grown bet- 
ter with each succeeding performance. Judg- 
ing this year's concert by past standards we 
may reasonably expect something pretty good 
when Manager Webster lifts the curtain upon 
his chorus on Jan. 22d. Every year the 
Orient and the baseball management have 
preached the theory of inviting sub-Freshmen 
to the Min.strel Show with the idea of making 
it an occasion akin to the Indoor Meet. In a 
measure this policy has been carried out, but 
there is still a chance to do something for the 

Under the guidance of Prof. Foster the col- 
lege has, during the past two years, been 
advertised by numerous bulletins, pamphlets 
and photographs, ihe result of this consist- 
ent publicity is seen in the present record- 
breakinp" Freshman Class. The point which 

the Orient wishes to make is simply this : 
The faculty can be given invaluable assistance 
in advertising the college if the students will 
add their co-operation by inviting prospective 
college students to such affairs as the Glee 
Club concert, the performance of the Dramatic 
Club, and the Minstrel Show. The minstrel 
show comes just two weeks from to-night, so 
let us get together and make it the biggest 
and best ever by filling the stage with chorus, 
and the floor with prep, school men. 

In this age of faculty 

The Family SIceleton regulations and Puritanis- 

Revealed tic standards of college life 

it seems presumptions for 
a poor, down-trodden college man to utter a 
word in his own behalf; yet the Orient has 
presumed to take upon itself the role of 
prophet. The first Junior Assembly is to be 
held in the immediate future, and although 
we shudder at the thought of being called 
pessimists, we cannot refrain from thinking 
that unless the wrinkles in the floor of Memo- 
rial Hall are sinoothed out, some buxom dam- 
sel or even a college professor may turn a 
"flip flop" in the presence of the assembled 
multitude and gallery spectators. Such an 
accident would be humiliating to all parties 
concerned. The moral to this humble prog- 
nostication is in the form of an appeal to the 
buildino-s committee or whatever august body 
holds the reins. In view of the recent liberal 
donations will not our financial condition war- 
rant the expenditure of a few paltry shekels 
for five or six new boards in the floor of 
Memorial Hall. 


The following committees have been selected for 
the College Teas for the current year, upon the 
days given below : 

First Tea — Jan. 15, 3.30-5.30 p.m. Mrs. H. John- 
son, chairman ; Miss Chapman, Mrs. Whittier, Mrs. 
Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Brown. 

Second Tea— Feb. 12, 3-30-5-30 p.m.— Mrs. Wood- 
ruff, chairman, Mrs. Moody, Mrs. Hutchins, Mrs. 
Files, Mrs. A. Johnson. 

Third Tea — March 11, 3. 30-5. 30 p.m. — Mrs. Little, 
chairman; Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Hast- 
ings, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Wilder. 

The first two teas are given in conjunction with 
the two Assemblies given by the Junior Class. The 
first tea will be the "Brunswick Tea," as has beeii 
the custom in the past. The last two teas will be 
more especially for the friends of the college in 
the rest of the State. 




An invitation will be printed in the leading daily 
papers of our State inviting our alumni to attend. 
For the separate Teas, the members of the Faculty 
and of the student body will please send to Miss 
Boardman, at the College Library, the names of 
such persons as they wish to invite to attend, with 
calling cards for enclosing within the invitation. 
It is to be hoped that both the members of the 
Faculty and the students will make as liberal a use 
as possible of this opportunity to extend the hos- 
pitality of the college to its graduates and friends. 

College Botes 

Hewes, 'll, will not return to college until next 

McGlone, 'lo, is singing this week at a moving 
picture show in Augusta. 

The college extends deepest sympathy to S. M. 
Blanchard, '12, in the death of his father. 

The first rehearsal for the minstrel show was 
held in Banister Hall, Wednesday afternoon. 

Prof. Robinson will go next week to Jersey City, 
N. J., as an expert witness in a municipal water 

W. B. Nulty, '10, and Leon Lippincott, '10, have 
positions as folders in the Maine Legislature at 

F. E. Kendrie, '10, is acting as violin soloist in 
the W. R. Chapman concerts now making a tour of 
this State. 

McFarland, '11, has returned to college after un- 
dergoing a successful operation at the Lewiston 

Geo. Hyde, '08, and Arthur Robinson, '08, were 
home from Harvard Law School for the Christmas 

A column editorial on President Hyde's book, 
"Self Measurement" appeared in the Boston Her- 
ald of January 3. 

At the Christian Association meeting, Jan. 14, H. 
H. Burton, '09, will tell about his experiences on 
a New York fresh air farm. 

The engagement of Tom Winchell, '07, to Miss 
Louise Weatherill of Brunswick, was announced 
during the Christmas vacation. 

One Freshman achieved the distinction of getting 
100 per cent, in the Math, final exam. Two others 
passed with 99 and 98 per cent. 

Prof. Allen Johnson, who spent the vacation in 
Washington, did not return until the last of this 
week. Adjourns were given in his courses, 

The Tufts Musical clubs have been making a 
tour of Maine during the week after Christmas. 
Concerts were given at Bangor, Pittsfield, Skowhe- 
gan and Norway. 

A leading Maine paper in speaking of the Mme. 
Yaw concerts, says : Mr. Frank Kendrie of Bruns- 
wick, it is always a pleasure to hear. He is a great 
favorite with Maine audiences. Although not of 
great volume, his tones are rarely sweet and rich 
and his execution smooth and finished. 

The interest in President Hyde's new book, "Self 
Measurement," is incerasing, and the Library copies 
are in circulation. 

Manter, '09, Scamman, '09, Rowell, '10, Madi- 
son, '10 Mikelsky '10 and Drear '11 and Robbins, 
'11, spent the Christmas vacation in town. 

A Leap Year dance was held in Pythian Hall on 
Dec. 27th, which was attended by Hughes, '09, 
Pennell, '09, Lippincott, 'lo, Thompson 'lo„ Weath- 
erill, '11, and McKenney, '12. 

Alfred W. Stone, '10, has been chosen reader of 
the musical clubs for this season. The committee 
before which the competition was held consisted of 
Professors Chapman, Mitchell and Foster. 

Mats have been placed at the entrance to North 
and South Maine Halls. The janitor wishes the 
Orient to explain that they are for the purpose 
of wiping the mud off your feet before entering the 

The shooting on the campus Tuesday night 
wasn't Mose Woodward shooting up the college m 
western style, as was commonly supposed. It was 
only a party at Baxter's in which several college 
men took part. 

Professor Foster will speak at the Faculty Club 
Monday evening, January 11, on "The Schools of 
Brunswick." The address will make use of the 
results of investigations being carried on this week 
by members of Education II. 

At the meeting of the Bovvdoin Debating Coun- 
cil on January 5th, President Stahl, '09, read a let- 
ter from Edgar O. Achorn, Esq., of Boston, offer- 
ing to give suitable medals to the members of the 
winning team in a Freshman-Sophomore debate. 

Phil Shorey, '07, has the distinction of being the 
only newspaper reporter in New York who was 
able to get an interview with Charles W. Morse 
during his trial. Shorey has worked on the Morse 
steamboat lines and by his personal acquaintance 
with Morse, secured a beat for his paper, the New 
York World, which aroused the envy of the New 
York newspaper world. 

A medical graduate of the Class of '54, Dr. Isaac 
R. Goodspeed, of San Mateo, California, who for 
many years was surgeon on the steamers of the 
Pacific Mail Co., has recently presented to the col- 
lege, through the Library, a fine specimen of an 
emu's egg. The emu, as is well known, has become 
nearly extinct in Australia, and good specimens of 
its egg are becoming rare. 


The college Bulletin or Catalogue for De- 
cember came out just before college closed for 
the Christmas vacation. The catalogue shows 
that there are 420 men enrolled in the institu- ^< 
tion including the Medical School. Exclusive 
of the medical school there are 348 men in the 
academical department. There are 57 in- 
structors, or approximately one instructor to 
every seven and one-half students. 

The most notable change in the curriculum 
is the addition of a course in Italian. The 



course will be conducted by Prof. Brown and 
will be alternated with Spanish i and 2, so that 
next year Spanish i and 2 will be displaced by 
Italian I and 2. It is also announced that if a 
sufficient number of men taking courses i and 
2 desire it, an advanced course will be given in 
1910-11 dealing with Italian literature from 
Dante to the Renaissance. 


The annual initiation of the Gamma Gamma 
Chapter of the medical fraternity was held in 
Portland the week before the vacation with a 
banquet at the Congress Square Hotel. The 
initiates were : Harold Edwards Carney, Wal- 
ter Whitman Hendee, Clyde Harold Merrill, 
Walter Jean Hammond, A.B., Harold Sewall 
Pratt, George Henry Buck, Oramel Henry 
Stanley, and Albert A. Baldwin, A.B. 


At the meeting of the ChemicalClub held 
Dec. 17, it was voted that those men be eligible 
for membership who are taking Chemistry 4 
and show an intention of continuing their 
work farther. The following were admitted 
to honorary membership Professor Robinson, 
Dr. Cram, Professor Hutchins, Mr. Hastings, 
Df. Copeland, W. R. Crowley, '08, and J. M. 
Boyce, '08. The by-laws of the old club with 
a few amendments submitted by the Executive 
Committee were adopted. The Club will meet 
the first Thursday of every month, and an 
endeavor will be made to have faculty and 
other speakers. At the meeting to be held 
Jan. 7 all the men who are at the present time 
taking advanced work in Chemistry will be 
voted upon separately for membership. 


On Wednesday, December 30, 1908, about thirty of 
the Bovvdoin men resident in the vicinity of Boston, 
and others who were spending the vacation near 
there had a theater party under the management of 
the Massachusetts Club. About half of the number 
had dinner together at the American House before 
the performance. Then all went up to the Park 
Theater to see Frank Daniels in "Hook of Hol- 

land." There were several men in the party who 
would be undergraduates, but are out working. The 
affair was voted a good time and the general opin- 
ion seemed to be that it should be repeated during 
some future vacation. 


The Glee Club has been picked and was 
posted at the opening of the term. The club 
will have twenty -four men this year, which 
is an exceptionally large number. The club is 
made up as follows : First tenors, A. W. John- 
son, '11, J. J. Johnson, '11, G. A. Tibbetts, 
'12, F. B. McGlone, '10, M. C. Hill, '10, F. 
Smith, '12, M. W. Burlingame, '12; second 
tenors, Elijah Kellogg, '11, Rodney E. Ross, 
'10, R. D. Cole, '12, G. W. Cole, '10, S. H. 
Hussey, '11; first basses, R. S. Crowell, '10, 
L. P. Parkman, '11, J. L. Crosby, '10, H. A. 
Davis, '12, John L. Hurley, '12; second basses, 
F. P. Richards, '11, S. S. Webster, '10, A. W. 
Stone, '10, R. W. Smith, '10, W. H. San- 
born, '10. 

A. W. Stone will be reader for the clubs. 
This club remedies a fault in former Bowdoin 
Glee Clubs in that Leader Brown has made 
the tenor section especially strong. 


Receu'ts Disbursements 

$607.22. . . .Subscriptions. 
532.08.... Gate. 

1,097.00. .. .Guarantees $257-50 

Work on Diamond 22.00 

Printing 42.75 

Wright & Ditson 256.00 

Dudley for Sweaters 60.00 

10 per cent of gate to Council.. 47.00 

Umpires 48.10 

Hotels and Cafes 456.60 

E.\press and Telegrams 6.40 

Transportation and Livery 747.89 

179.72. . . . Miscellaneous .^. . . 66.78 

I have examined the books and accounts of the 
Manager of the Baseball Association, and find them 
properly kept and vouched. The foregoing is a cor- 
rect summary of receipts and disbursements. 

B.\RRETT Potter, 

For the Auditors. 
December 19, 1908. 



Hlumni Bepartnient 

'57. — Bowdoin has lost a most loyal and 
zealous friend in Charles W. Pickard, a mem- 
ber of the Board of Overseers since 1896, who 
died suddenly of apoplexy at Portland, Decem- 
ber 15, 1908. The son of Samuel and Hannah 
(Little) Pickard, he was born at Lewiston 
October 28, 1836, and was prepared for 
college at the Lewiston Falls Academy. 
Soon after graduation he went to Wisconsin 
and taught for some time with his brother, 
Hon. Josiah Little Pickard, who was then 
principal of the academy at Platteville. His 
connection with the Portland Transcript which 
for more than half a century held a high place 
among the literary periodicals of the country 
began about i860 and for more than forty 
years he was one of its proprietors and its 
business manager. With his partners, Edward 
H. Elwell, and his brother, Samuel T. Pick- 
ard, his relations were always harmonious and 
helpful. No small share of the success of the 
periodical for a long series of years was due to 
his able management. 

He married Miss Henrietta Eliza Groth of 
Platteville, Wis., who survives him with two 
of their children, Frederick W. Pickard 
(Bowdoin, 1894) of Denver, Col, and Miss 
Cornelia W. Pickard who resides with her 
mother at South Portland. 

Mr. Pickard was a member of the State 
Street Congregational Church of Portland, 
and in every relation of life was noted for his 
helpful considerateness. 

'57. — William Henry Anderson, after a long 
illness, died at the Maine General Hospital in 
Portland, December 26, 1908. He was the 
son of Hon. Hugh Johnston Anderson, Gov- 
ernor of the state from 1843 to 1846, and his 
wife, Martha Jane (Dummer) Anderson, and 
was born at Belfast, Me., 18 Oct. 1835. He 
was educated in the public schools of that city 
and after graduation at Bowdoin was princi- 
pal of Standish Academy for a year and then 
studied law at Portland in the office of Hon. 

Sewall C. Strout. He was admitted to the 
bar but left his profession at the opening of 
the Civil War to become an assistant paymas- 
ter in the Navy. He served with honor 
through the war, and distinguished himself 
for personal bravery on an occasion when his 
vessel was grounded in a river and exposed 
to fire from the rifle men of the enemy on the 
banks. He left the service with the rank of 
paymaster. After retiring from the service he 
engaged in the life insurance business in Port- 
land. He was general agent for the State of 
Maine for the New York Life and continued 
in that business until he was made quarter- 
master of the National Home at Togus in 
1903. He served as surveyor of the port of 
Portland during the second administration of 
President Cleveland. He was treasurer of 
the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad from 
1872 to 1876. Mr. Anderson married Alice 
Preble, a daughter of Commodore Preble, who 
survives him with one daughter, Mary Preble 

"59. — An elaborate historical catalogue of 
the First Baptist Church at Providence, R. L, 
founded by Roger Williams, has recently been 
compiled by Rev. Henry M. King, D.D., for 
many years its pastor, and published as an 
attractive octavo volume with many portraits. 

'87. — Rev. lOliver D. Sewall, for nearly 
twelve years assistant pastor of the Harvard 
Congregational Church at Brookline, Mass., 
and who has filled its pulpit since the death 
of Rev. Dr. Reuen Thomas, has resigned his 
position, the resignation to take effect in 

'99. — Walter S. M. Kelley, died of typhoid 
fever at Portland Dec. 21, 1908. Mr. Kelley 
was the son of James W. and Nellie Jane 
(Winslow) Kelley, was born at Bath, Me., 
August 23, 1879. He was prepared for col- 
lege in the public schools of his native city. 

While in college he was closely identified 
with college life in many aspects, being dis- 
tinguished alike for his scholarship, his success 
in athletics, in the musical societies and in the 



fraternity of which he was a prominent mem- 
ber. After graduation he studied law in 
Portland and was admitted to the Bar in 1901, 
passing a most creditable examination. He 
had practiced his profession since that time, 
winning an honorable place among his fellow- 
attorneys and the universal esteem and respect 
of all who knew him. He possessed a great 
many most lovable qualities and was of a tem- 
perament well calculated to win great success 
in his chosen profession. 


Griffin, G. G. Writings on American History. 

Henderson, C. H. Lighted Lamp. 

Keller, Helen. World I Live In. 

La Boetie, Estienne de. Oeuvres Completes; 
ed. Bonnefon. 

Libby, H. C, comp. Under the Willows: a 
book of verse contributed to the College 
Publications by Colby students. 

Livingston, L. S. Bibliography of First Edi- 
tions of the Writings of H. W. Longfellow. 

Marks, Jeannette. English pastoral drama. 

Montaigne, M. E. de. Essais ; Texte Original 
Publie par Dezeimeris & Barckhausen. 2v. 

Montaigne, M. E. de. Essais; Reimpres sur 
I'Edition Originale de 1588, par Motheau & 

Myrand, Ernest. Sir William Phips devant 

Owen, Moses. Ballads of Portland. 

Palmer, G. H. & A. F. The Teacher. 

Plattner, Philip. Ausfuhrliche Grammatik 
der Franzosischen Sprache. 6 v. 

MacCunn, John. Making of Character. 

Redington, M. E. Strong selections for pri- 
vate reading. 

Rohde, Erwin. Psyche. 

Ross, E. A. Social Psychology. 

Smith, F. Hopkinson. Peter. 

Sneeden & Allen. School Reports and School 

Stearns, W. A. Labrador. 

Spears, J. R. Gold Diggings of Cape Horn. 

Spear, W. E. The North and the South: at 
Antietam and Gettysburg. 

Suzzalo, Henry. Rise of Local School Super- 
vision in Massachusetts. 

Talbot, E. A. Samuel Chapman Armstrong. 

Thorndike, E. L. Principles of Teaching. 

Warner, A. G. American Charities. 

Weber, C. O. Chemistry of India Rubber. 

Weysse, A. W. Synoptic Text-Book of 

Wiedersheim, Robert. Comparative Anatomy 
of Vertebrates; ed. 3. 

Wolfe, A. B. Lodging House Problem. 

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NO. 23 


Meet to be Run February 6 — Candidates for Relay 

Team — A Relay Cup — Trials for Various 

Events to be Held Soon 

The training for the Boston Athletic Asso- 
ciation Games which will be held on the night 
of February 6 in Mechanics Hall, Boston, has 
been assuming, during the past week, definite 
and serious aspect. Each afternoon, the relay 
squad, which will run Tufts, are being sub- 
jected to a gruelling and systematic course of 
work under the personal direction of Coach 
Morrill. All four men, Atwood, Colbath, 
Deming and Ballard, of last year's team, are 
back in college although Ballard will be una- 
ble to compete this year through the ruling of 
the eligibility committee. Besides the three 
men mentioned above among those who are 
showing commendable form, are Hurley, 
'09, Manter, '09, Stone, '09, R. Morss, "10, 
Edwards, '10, Hine, '11, Welsh, '12, Riggs, 
"12, Cressy, '12, Moore, '12, Gray, '12, and 
Kerne, '12. 

The first of the two final relay trials will 
occur on Saturday, while on a week from that 
day will be held the deciding race for places 
on the team. It is rumored that the Kennebec 
Alumni Association are to give a cup to be 
known as the relay cup. This cup will be 
awarded to the man making the fastest time 
in the relay trials and it will be held by him 
for one year. The cup will become the per- 
manent property of the man who wins it three 

The trials for the other events in which men 
will be entered will be held in the near future. 
Just who these other contestants will be is at 
present very uncertain, but the most likely to 
take part in the meet are Edwards, '10, in the 
hurdles, and Burlingame, '12, in the high 
jump. The training table will start two 
weeks before the meet. Coach Morrell feels 
that the chances for making a showing in the 
various events are only fair. "We are going 
to do our best," he said, "I do not care to pre- 
dict success and I won't predict defeat." Few 
men in the country are Mr. Morrell's superiors 

as track experts and so it is safe to assume that 
with his untiring energy and good sense at 
the disDosal of the candidates, if there is any 
timber at all in those who come under his 
direction, they are bound to <rive a good 
account of themselves. 


Many Coniestants for Places in the Chorus — End Men 
are Picked — Date of Show Settled as January 22 

If previous minstrel show managers have 
considered themselves vi^ell supported in their 
eflr'orts to put on a pleasing entertainment. 
Manager Webster has perfect reason to con- 
sider himself fortunate beyond question in the 
support which is being given him toward this 
year's performance. The aspirants for places 
in the chorus are almost half again as many 
this year than have been out in the three pre- 
ceding years. This is all the more gratifying 
when it is considered in connection with the 
fact that the faculty have ruled that the show 
cannot give any out-of-town performances this 

The men who are to jingle the bones and 
bang the tamboes have been definitely settled 
upon. They are, with Crowley of last year's 
fame as interlocutor, R. W. Smith, F. W. 
Richards, W. C. Clifford, J. W. Crane, S. B. 
Perry and J. F. Gillan. These men have been 
judiciously picked and they will, without 
doubt, create plenty of good, wholesome fun. 
The date of the entertainment has been defi- 
nitely settled as January 22. Director Tooth- 
aker has expressed himself as unqualifiedly 
satisfied with the material which he has to 
drill. "There has in the past," he said, "been 
good men represent Bowdoin as minstrel 
artists but the material has never before been 
so uniformly good as it has this year. I am 
looking to produce a show which is way above 
the average." There is still room for good 
men and the management is most anxious that 
everyone who has any interest in minstrels will 
cortie out and help swell the chorus. 




A New Amendment to the Athlet c Council Consti= 

tution to be Discussed — Date of tlie Meeting 

to be Probably January 25 

The extreme rigidity of the nominating 
clause in the constitution of the Athletic Coun- 
cil has given rise at diiiferent times to unfort- 
unate complications. The clause as it now 
stands only permits the Athletic Council to 
nominate two men as candidates for a man- 
ager or assistant managership, and it offers 
no method of action in case of dissatisfaction 
over the nominees. To alter the constitution 
the consent of four separate bodies is neces- 
sary, the alumni, the faculty, the Athletic 
Council itself and the undergraduates. It is 
proposed to ame^d Article 5, Section 3 of the 
Constitution of the Athletic Council by adding 
the following words: 

"The Athletic Council may nominate, in 
addition to the two regular candidates for 
Manager or Assistant Manager of an athletic 
team, any other candidates whose names shall 
be recommended by the Undergraduate Advis- 
ory Council." 

So that the whole section reads as follows : 

Article V. 

Sfx. 3. It shall be the duty of this body to 
nominate from the members of the incoming 
Junior Class two (2) candidates for Manager, 
and from the incoming Sophomore Class two 
(2) candidates for Assistant ^Manager, of each 
Athletic Team from whom a choice must be 
made as provided in Art. 6, Sec. 2, of the Con- 
stitution of the Bovvdoin College Athletic 
Association. The Athletic Council may nom- 
inate in addition to the two regular candidates 
for Manager or Assistant Manager of an ath- 
letic team, any other candidates whose names 
shall be recommended by the Undergraduate 
Advisory Council. 

This proposed amendment has been accepted 
by the Athletic Council and at their last regu- 
lar meeting they passed a resolution recom- 
mending that the amendment be approved by 
the other three bodies involved in its adoption. 


The faculty of the Maine ^Medical School 
held a meeting last week and took the impor- 
tant step of ruling that after T912 one year of 
college work in Physics, Chemistry, Biology 

and either French or German will be required 
for entrance to the Medical School. This de- 
cision is the outgrowth of a feeling that a pro- 
fessional school of the standing of the Bovv- 
doin Medical should admit only trained men. 
President Plyde, when seen by the Orient, 
would make no statement other than the facts 
above noted, but it seems probable that the 
faculty make this requirement as a sort of pre- 
liminary step to greater things. If the Medi- 
cal School continues to prosper under the new 
system, it is reasonable to suppose that event- 
ually the faculty will finish the good work 
and make it a graduate school. 


The annual convention of the Zeta Psi 
fraternity was held at Toronto, Ont., under 
the auspices of the Theta Xi chapter, on last 
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8 and 9. It was 
attended by more than 200 Zetes, more than 
half of whom were delegates from the various 
active chapters of the fraternity. Most of tlie 
men were registered at the King Edward 
Hotel during their stay in Toronto, and it was 
at this place that the two sessions of the con- 
vention were held. On Saturday evening, the 
convention was closed by the annual banquet. 

The Lambda chapter, was represented by 
Hovey '09, Simmons "09, Heath '09, Ludwig 
'10, and Hussey '11. These men were joined 
at Portland bv several alumni of the Lambda 
chapter. All enjoyed a day at Montreal, dur- 
ing which they visited the chapter at McGill, 
before going to Toronto. 


Sunday Chapel was conducted by President Hyde. 
His talk was as follows: 

It is interesting to note the progress of the race 
in religion by the manner in which such catastro- 
phes as earthquakes are received. After the Lisbon 
earthquake men said that there could be no right- 
eous God in a world where such a thing could hap- 
pen. Since that time, however, we have had the 
effects of geological and astronomical research and 
we realize that such a thing as an earthquake is 
merely a part of the scheme of things which has 
built the world. We would no more think of laying 
the responsibility of an earthquake to God than that 
of an automobile accident to the Inventor of the 
machine. We no longer put human motives back of 
God's laws of nature. We see God in tlie processes 
of thousands of years, not in the work of a day. 

But we build our real 'trust in God on God-like 
men and judge God not by Nature but by man in 



this living world. If the world were indifferent to 
the survivors of an earthquake there wovild be reason 
for doubting the existence of God. When there is 
such a response as has been recently made we know 
that the spirit of service and self-sacrifice which 
stands for God exists. God appears not only in the 
Heavens but wherever there is a spirit of righteous- 
ness at work. 

Rev. Dr. Calkins Addresses the Association 

Last Thursday evening's Christian Associa- 
tion meeting was to have been addressed by 
Jefferson C. Smith, State Y. ^I. C. A. Secre- 
tary, but as Mr. Smith was unable to keep his 
appointment, Rev. Raymond Calkins of Port- 
land, spoke on "A Criticism of Modern 
Undergraduate Life." Stating his intention 
to take "criticism" in its primary meaning of 
"estimate," lie said in part : 

"College life is quite different from any 
other part of a man's life. It is the stepping 
stone between two different existences, and is 
generally not appreciated until afterwards. 
Then we find that the further we are removed 
from it, the more we realize that it was a time 
of great privilege. Consequently, the most 
enthusiastic graduates are usually the oldest 

"There are three things to be said in gen- 
eral about undergraduate college life. In the 
first place, a temptation is to estimate it in too 
utiHtarian terms. We think everything we 
study must tend toward some practical end. 
Therefore our desire is to take only those 
studies that will directly help us in our chosen 
life work, whatever that may be. Now this is 
a mistake. Four years in college are for a 
man to get a liberal education, a training that 
will make him a man of ideals, not merely of 
ideas. There is time enough afterwards to 
specialize, but the world to-day needs the 
broader, deeper, better furnished men that a 
general college training in an historic, tradi- 
tional institution like Bowdoin produces. For 
this reason, perhaps the most fortunate men 
are those who are as yet undecided as to their 
life work. 

Another danger is that we should feel that 
we are set apart from the life of other men. 
We are, as it were, living in another world, 
and enjoying great advantages. But the best 
educated man is the man who feels that he is 
not only in the world, but a part of it, who is 
able to share the life of men among whom he 
lives, and who is willing to place at the service 

of his fellowmen everythinar that he has. In 
the third "lace, college is no place for a settle- 
ment of religious views. We are too busy 
here and really have not the time to think out 
the question of Faith. The real place is out 
yonder in the world, where we will need God 
just a little more than we do here and where 
we will soon discover that need. Faith begins 
to be real when life begins to be bitter and 

Next Sunday evening, Jan. 17, Rev. H. 
Roswell Bates, the college preacher, will speak 
on the third of the general topics, "Practical 
Applications of Christianity." His subject 
will be "Life Among the Poor of New York." 

Next Thursday evening W. W. Hearn, 
Massachusetts State Y. M. C. A. Secretary, 
will speak. His subject has not yet been 


Constitution Drawn Up — General Plans 

The second meeting of the newly organized 
Classical Club was held last Thursday evening 
at the rooms of Professor Sills. The consti- 
tution, drawn up by the committee, was 
adopted, which stipulated that the officers con- 
sist of Chairman, Secretary, and an Executive 
Committee of three, of which the Chairman 
and Secretary should be ex officio members. 
Professor Woodruff was elected Chainnan, 
Lawrence Davis, '11, Secretary, and Robert 
Hale, '10, was chosen as the third on the Exec- 
utive Committee. The program of the Club 
for this year will consist of discussions on 
"The Opportunities for Advanced Study of 
the Classics in Different Countries of the 
World," the opportunities in the United 
States, in Germany, in France, in England, in 
the American School at Rome, and in the 
American Schools at Athens to be taken up at 
successive meetings. At the meeting of Dec. 
8, the "Opportunities in the United States'" 
were discussed and at the last meeting the 
"Opportunities in Germany" were considered. 
Professor Hutchins was the speaker of the 
evening. Refreshments were served. The 
next meeting will be held January 21 at the 
Psi LTpsilon House and the "Opportunities for 
Advanced Study of the Classics in France" 
will be taken up. The Executive Committee 
will distribute topic questions which are to be 
looked up and reported upon. Membership in 
the Qub is open to all who are taking 
advanced courses in Latin or Greek. 


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WM. E. ATWOOD, igio 

Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

h. h. burton, 1909 thomas otis. 1910 

p. j. newman. 1909 w. e. robinson. 1910 

j. j. stahl. 1909 l. mcfarland. 1911 

p. b. morss. 1910 j. c. white. 1911 

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JANUARY 15, 1909 

No. 23 

We would call the atten- 
A Word in Behalf of tion of our readers to the 
a Worthy Cause newly proposed amend- 
ment to the Constitution 
of the Athletic Council. The present iron- 
clad wording of the article it is proposed to 
amend must obviously, and as it has recently, 
involve some unpleasant deadlocks. By the 
proposed amendment, which we have printed 
in our columns mider a separate head, an 
effective safety valve has been devised to ame- 
loriate unduly pent-up conditions. It will 
further be noticed that the proposed amend- 
ment does not infringe even to an infinitesmal 
degree upon the functioning powers of the 
Council nor, it will be noticed, does the 
amendment encourage disaft'ection toward the 
Council's legislations. The amendment was 
expressly initiated, as its wording indicates, to 
loosen certain constrictions which were detri- 
mental to the complete efficiency of the Coun- 
cil. ■ We commend heartily and we trust that 
it will soon be regularly incorporated in the 
Athletic Council's constitution. 

Concentrated interest is a 
By Way of Reminder fundamental necessity to 

successful achievement. If 
Bowdoin College is to have a hockey team of 
merit a greater and more wide-spread inter- 
est must be taken by the undergraduates. 
Since the Christmas recess climatic conditions 
have offered excellent possibilities for skating 
and hockey. Skating has been indulged in 
but not on the hockey rink. The men have 
flocked to the river and there dissipated their 
energies in exercise which was not of the 
slightest benefit to their college. A few old 
faithfuls went down to Whittier Field but the 
lack of candidates rendered scrimmage impos- 
sible, so their work lost much of its efficient 
character on account of the lack of competi- 
tion. We believe that there has been and 
that there still is a strong desire for hockey at 
Bowdoin. If hockey were abandoned, we feel 
confident that the disappointment would be 
universal. Since this sentiment for hockey 
still exists, and we are far from presumptu- 
ous in our assumption, it would be a good 
move to anticipate chagrin in case of its abo- 
lition by a consistently concentrated increase 
in the number of candidates for the team. 


Receipts Disbursements 

$607.22. . . . Subscriptions. 
532.08.... Gate. 

1,097.00. . . .Guarantees $257.50 

Work on Diamond 22.00 

Printing 42-75 

Wright & Ditson 256.00 

Dudley for Sweaters 60.00 

10 per cent of gate to Council.. 47.00 

Umpires ( 48.10 

Coach 40500 

Hotels and Cafes 456.60 

Express and Telegrams 6.40 

Transportation and Livery 747-89 

179.72. . . . Miscellaneous 66.78 

$2,416.02 $2,416.02 

I have e-xamined the books and accounts of the 
Manager of the Baseball Association, and find them 
properly kept and vouched. The foregoing is a cor- 
rect summary of receipts and disbursements. 
B.-\RRETT Potter, 

For the Auditors. 
December 19, 1908. 


The next Bowdoin College preacher will come 
next Sunday and will be Rev. H. Roswell Bates of 
New York City. Mr. Bates is one of the younger 
generation of ministers whose success has been 



swift and well-deserved. A graduate of Hamilton 
College he naturally moved on into the Presbyterian 
ministry and now is pastor of the Spring Street 
Church, New York, a down-town church confronted 
with all the sad aspects of the social problem of 
the metropolis. Mr. Bates' special interest is in this 
same social problem and the wide hearing he has 
already won for his utterances on this, subject is 
proof of the man's ability. At the Northfield Stu- 
dent Conference he is a most welcome speaker, and 
when many of the large colleges and universities 
have him on their list of preachers, and a couple of 
years ago when Yale University wished some young 
minister to conduct special meetings for Yale men, 
Mr. Bates was chosen. He will preach in the Con- 
gregational Church next Sunday morning and con- 
duct College Chapel at five o'clock in the afternoon. 
Those who plan to attend the morning service at 
the Congregational church should be in their seats 
by 10.45 o'clock at which time the processional choir 
marches in. 

dollcQC Botes 


New Board Selects Its Chairman 

At the recent Quill elections, C. B. Hawes, 'ii, 
G. A. Torsney, 'ii, and M. W. Burlingame, '12, were 
elected members of the Board for 1909. These 
men with R. Hale, '10, who holds over as a member 
of the old Quill Board, will compose a board which 
will be somewhat smaller than the board of last 
year. This diminution in results will, however, in 
no way lessen the efficiency of the magazine and the 
new board can be safely expected to maintain, if not 
increase, the literary prominence of the Quill. The 
new board have chosen R. Hale, '10, to act as their 
chairman for the ensuing year. 


The tables for the ten strongest men of the 
116 freshmen who took physical examinations 
in Adams Hall at the beginning of the year are 
as follows: 

Name. Total Strength. 

George C. Kern, Woodfords 931-8 

Frank A. Smith, Calais 931-8 

Robert P. King, Ellsworth 858.8 

William L. Holt, North Bridgton 824.7 

Stanley S. Knowles, Augusta 801. 

George T. Corea, Provinceton, Mass. 799-2 
Carleton W. Eaton, Calais 724.2 

Bernard D. Bosworth, Leominster, Mass. 719.4 
Lyde S. Pratt, Farmington 713-I 

Richard O. Conant, Portland 709. 

It will be noticed that Kern and Smith have 
the same total strength, but the fact that 
Kern's development is less gives him first 

Last Sunday Professor Mitchell preached at 

Reports in Economics III. and Economics 
V. are due to-day. 

"Jake" Powers, '04, has been a guest at the 
Zete House this week. 

The Bugle Board met at the Psi Upsilon 
House, Monday evening. 

The Theta Delta Chi Freshman delegation 
sat for pictures, Wednesday. 

Mahr, '12, has been confined to his room by 
rheumatism the last few days. 

A crew of Freshmen shovelled the snow off -j 
the rink, Wednesday afternoon. 

President Hyde enjoyed the skating on the ^ 
Androscoggin, last Saturday afternoon. 

Boynton, '10, Donnelly, '11, and Purington, 
'11, returned to college the first of the week. 

Elbert Hubbard spoke at Auburn, Thursday 
evening. Several college men went up to hear 

A. W. Wandtke, '10, wishes to announce 
that he will issue the College Calendar for 

There were circulated 150 more books at the 
library in December, 1908, than in December, 

A picture of last year's baseball team has 
been hung in the northeast corner of the gym- 

Pottle, '09, conducted the examination in 
German I last Friday in the absence of Prof. 

Brown, '09, is leading the Chapel Choir in 
the absence of Kendrie, '10, who is off on a 
concert tour. 

Professor Robinson will be the delegate 
from Bowdoin, at the annual dinner of the 
Washington Alumni Association, held Jan. 

On the evening of February loth Professor 
Mitchell is to speak on Abrahain Lincoln, 
before the members of the Fortnightly Club of 

The rendering of the vocal selection from 
Don Giovanni by Miss Evelyn Stetson at the 
Musicale, Monday evening, was very praise- 
worthy. The selection, "Chide Me, Chide 
Me" was sung in Italian. 

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Wandtke, 'lo, is tutoring several members 
of German I. in preparation for thefinal exam- 

T. W. Williams, 'lo, left for Augusta, Tues- 
day, where he will be employed in the Legis- 
lature folding bills for the next three months. 

The failure of the electric lights in the 
middle of the make-up Latin examination on 
Tuesd^i' necessitates an indefinite postpone- 

The Junior Assembly committee has pur- 
chased a large class banner done in blue and 
white, for use at the assemblies and other class 

At the meeting of the Chemical Club, held 
January 7, R. W. Smith, '09, C. A. Smith, '10, 
Evans, '10, and Palmer, '11, were admitted to 

Kendrie, '10, will return to college, Mon- 
day, after making a successful tour of the 
state as violin soloist with the Ellen Beach 
Yaw concerts. 

The Sophomore delegation of the Lambda 
Chapter of Zeta Psi held its annual delegation 
banquet at the Lafayette Hotel in Portland 
last Saturday evening. 

Dr. Whittier was called to give expert testi- 
mony in the manslaughter case, tried at Bath 
last Wednesday and Thursday. Bishop, '09, 
reported the case for the Leiviston Journal. 

Professor IN'Iitchell is going to attend the 
meetino- of the New England Conference on 
the Entrance Requirements in English, which 
will be held in Cambridge, Friday and Sat- 

The college band has moved its place of 
rehearsal from Memorial Hall to the room 
directly over Banister Hall in the rear of the 
chapel. The band rehearses Monday and Fri- 
day evenings, beginning at five minutes before 

A training table has been started at the 
Theta Delta Chi House for the men in the 
fraternity who are trying for the B. A. A. 
team. Those who are eating at the table are 
Atwood, '09, Stone, '09, Edwards, '10, Dem- 
ing, '10, Hawes, '10, Slocum, '10, Cressey, '12, 
Welsh '12. 

About fifteen men from Washington County 
met at Zeta Psi House, Tuesday evening, to 
form a Washington Country Club. The offi- 
cers elected were : President, H. P. Pike, '09 ; 
Vice-President, R. H. Horsman, '11; Secre- 
tary and Treasurer, C. W. Eaton, '12; Execu- 

tive Committee, Pike, '09, Horsman, '11, 
Eaton, '12, and Frank Smith, '12. 

The men from Kent's Hill met at the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon House, Tuesday evening, and 
organized a Kent's Hill Club. The purpose of 
this organization is to help the fellows in 
touch with their prep, school and to aid in get- 
ting Kent's Hill men to Bowdoin. The offi- 
cers of the club are : President, Gastonguay, 
'09 ; Vice-President, Kane, '09 ; Secretary and 
Treasurer, Burkett, '11. 

Bulletin 365, of the United States Geologi- 
cal Survey, just published, deals with the 
"Fractionation of Crude Petroleum by Capil- 
lary Diffusion." Some very careful experi- 
ments were made by Dr. Marshall P. Cram 
of the Chemistry department, while at the 
Johns Hopkins Graduate School. Dr. Cram 
worked with and under the direction of Prof. 
J. Elliott Gilpin of Johns Hopkins University. 
The bulletin shows some very interesting 
results in regard to crude petroleum, taken 
from different parts of the country. Some of 
the data was taken from Topsham and Bruns- 
wick, Me. Dr. Cram is also doing some more 
investigation work in petroleum, for the U. S. 
Geological Survey, the results of which will 
appear in a later bulletin. 

Mr. R. W. Eaton, the agent at the Cabot 
Cotton Mill, has started a night school for 
such of his mill hands as wish to gain instruc- 
tion in elementary subjects. The school at 
present has an enrollment of thirty-six mem- 
iDers, all under twenty years of age, meets on 
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings from 
7.30 to 9 o'clock in the High School building 
on Federal Street and is under the direction 
of Daniel M. McDade, '09. The instruction is 
almost entirely in Primary School subjects, 
such as Reading, ^Vriting, Spelling and Arith- 
metic. A great deal of individual attention is 
required owing to the varying stages of 
advancement of the night school pupils, and 
several Bowdoin men have volunteered to 
assist McDade in his work. Among the men 
who will help teach are T. F. Shehan, '09, E. 
W. Johnson, '09, W. P. Hinckley, '09, W. T. 
SkiUin, '10, R. K. Atwell, '09, H. H. Bur- 
ton, '09. 


Tlie preliminary trials for the Bradbury 
Prize debate were held in the debating room at 
Hubbard Hall, Tuesday evening. Each man 



spoke five minutes. The result was announced 
Wednesday morning. Twelve men have been 
chosen to speak again on January 19th, and 
from this number the Bradbury debaters will 
be chosen. The twelve speakers are Adams, 
'12, Hale '10, Stanley '09, Reading '10, Stahl 
"09, Weeks '10, Marsh '09, Phillips '09, Hawes 
'10, Goodspeed '09, Slocum '10, Brewster '09. 


Because of the change in the United States 
postal laws, it is necessary for the management 
of the Orient to send out its subscriptions for 
advance payment. According to this new law 
all subscriptions must be paid before April 
I, 1909, or the Orient (a weekly paper) can- 
not be entered in our post offices as second- 
class matter. This would mean full postage 
which would put the Orient out of existence 
financially. Will the subscribers please 
remember this and forward their subscriptions 
at once. 

Business Manager. 


The subject of next Monday's Recital will be Bee- 
thoven. Following is the program ; 

1. Concerto in C minor 

Second Movement Largo 

Third Movement Rondo Allegro 

2. Song — Adelaide 

3. Symphony No. 2 

First Movement, Adagiomulto, Allegro 
Second Movement, Larghetto 
Whitmore, '11, will be the soloist. 


Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon, 
January 14, 1909. 
Whereas, It has pleased God Almighty in 
His infinite wisdom to call unto Himself our 
beloved brother, Walter S. M. Kelley of the 
Class of 1899, a loyal and devoted member of 
our fraternity, be it 

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

Kenneth Remington Tefft, 
Carleton Whidden Eaton, 
Charles Boardman Hawes, 
For the Chapter. 

Fifty Famous Novels 

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. 
Balzac, Honore de. Pere Goriot. 
Barrie, J. M. Little Minister. 
Bellamy, Edward. Looking Backward. 
Black, William. Princess of Thule. 
Blackmore, R. D. Lorna Doone. 
Bunyan, John. Pilgrim's Progress. 
Churchill, Winston. Richard Carvel. 
Collins, Wiikie. Moonstone. 
Collins, Wiikie. Woman in White. 
Cooper, J. F. Last of the Mohicans. 
Cooper, J. F. Spy. 

Craik, Mrs. D. M. John Halifax, Gentleman. 
Crawford, F. M. Saracinesca. 
Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe. 
Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield. 
Dickens, Charles. Pickwick Papers. 
Doyle, A. C. Tales of Sherlock Holmes. 
Dumas, Alexander. Count of Monte Cristo. 
Eliot, George. Adam Bede. 
Eliot, George. Romola. 
Ford, P. L. Honorable Peter Stirling. 
Hardy, Thomas. Mayor of Casterbridge. 
Harland, Henry. Cardinal's Snuff Box. 
Hawkins, Anthony Hope. Prisoner of Zenda. 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Scarlet Letter. 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. House of Seven 

Hugo, Victor. Les Miserables. 
Hugo, Victor. Notre Dame. 
Jewett, S. O. Tory Lover. 
Kingsley, Hypatia. 

Kipling, Rudyard. "Captains Courageous." 
Kipling, Rudyard. Kim. 
Lever, C. J. Charles O'Mallory. 
Lytton, E. G. E. L. Last Days of Pompeii. 
MacDonald, George. Marquis of Lossie. 
Meredith, George. Ordeal of Richard Feverel. 
Poe, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and 

Reade, Charles. Cloister and the Hearth. 
Scott, Sir Walter. Guy Mannering. 
Scott. Sir Walter. Heart of Midlothian. 
Scott, Sir Walter. Kenilworth. 
Scott, Sir Walter. Quentin Durward. 
Stevenson, R. L. Kidnapped. 
Stevenson, R. L. Treasure Island. 
Stowe, H. B. Uncle Tom's Cabin. 
Thackeray, W. M. History of Henry Esmond. 
Thackeray, W. M. Vanity Fair. 
Trollope, Anthony. Barchester Towers. 
Ward, Mrs. M. A. Marcella. 



Hlumni ^Department 

'65. — Hon. John B. Cotton, for several years 
assistant attorney general of the United 
States, died suddenly at Washington, D. C, 
Jan. 6, 1909. Mr. Cotton was born August 3, 
1841, at Woodstock, Conn., removed to Lewis- 
ton, Maine, in 1859, and was prepared for col- 
lege at the Lewiston Falls Academy. After 
graduation, he entered the law office of 
Messrs. Fessenden & Frye, and was admitted 
to the bar in September, 1866. On the death 
of the senior member of the firm, Hon. T. A. 
D, Fessenden (Bowdoin, 1845) two years 
later, he became associated with Senator Frye 
in the firm known as Frye & Cotton, and sub- 
sequently as Frye, Cotton & White. For over 
twenty years, Mr. Cotton practiced law in 
Androscoggin County. He was also counsel 
for mills, corporations and railroads. He tried 
cases in all courts, was constantly before the 
juries in Androscoggin County in important 
cases, and was reputed to be one of the ablest 
counsel in New England along special expert 
lines. While he was not an orator after the 
fashion of those earlier days, he possessed a 
remarkable power before a jury, was a master 
of a lucid and orderly arrangement of thought 
and expression ; was a most forceful advocate 
under press of emotion ; and possessed a fund 
of imperturbable good humor and self-poise 
under trying circumstances which made him 
a peculiarly strong jury lawyer. But it was 
as a student of law and an interpreter of large 
issues that Mr. Cotton excelled. It was always 
remarked of him that he was a far better coun- 
sel than advocate even though he had marked 
success in the latter direction. In 1889, he 
was appointed assistant attorney-general of the 
United States, his field of operations being in 
the court of claims where he was charged with 
the defense of the United States government 
against the innumerable suits arising from a 
multitude of sources, among them a legion of 
war claims. His success was so marked that 
it attracted the attention of the government 
and made him one of the most sought for 
attorneys in Washington, when his term of 
office expired. On retiring from office, he 
practiced his profession alone for a time at 
Washington and then associated with him 
William F. White (Bowdoin, 1897). This 
latter firm of Cotton & White was recently dis- 
solved by reason of the impaired health of the 
senior member. Mr. Cotton married in 1867 
Miss Amanda G. Lowell, of Lewiston, who 

survives him with one daughter, Mrs. Ethel, 
wife of Frederick Willard Carlyle, of Plain- 
field, N. Y. 

'69. — The magazine section of the Lewiston 
Journal of Jan. 2-6 has an interesting illus- 
trated sketch of the life of Gov. Henry B. 
Quimby, of New Hampshire, written by his 
friend, George H. Moses. 

'88. — Professor Henry C. Hill, recently of 
Deland, Florida, has been appointed to the 
professorship of real property and corporations 
in the Law Department of the L^niversity of 
Missouri, at Columbia, Mo. 

'90. — George B. Chandler, Esq., of Rocky 
Hill, Conn., is a representative to the state leg- 
islature of this year. 

'90. — Dr. George F. Freeman was recently 
promoted to the rank of surgeon in the United 
States Navy, the appointment to date from 
August 2, 1908. 

'95. — Perley D. Smith, Esq., of Lawrence, 
Mass., Who has served for three years on the 
school board and is now chairman of that com- 
mittee, is a candidate for re-election. Mr. 
Smith has taken much interest in the school 
work and has devoted no little time to matters 
pertaining to the welfare of the schools. 

'00. — At the close of the fall term at Phillips 
Academy, Exeter, President Hyde who is a 
trustee of the school, presented as the gift of 
Instructor James P. Webber a solid oak tablet 
to be placed at the main entrance of the acad- 
emy. This tablet is to be inscribed with the 
names of the high scholarship men through 
the coming years. 

'03. — Dr. Paul Preble was married Dec. 31, 
190S, at Bellows Falls, Vt., to Miss Blanche G. 
Loring of Auburn, Maine. They will reside 
at Stapleton, Staten Island, N. Y., where Dr. 
Preble is assistant surgeon in the Public 
Health and Marine Hospital Service. 




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NO. 24 

By Rev. Edward N. Packard, D.D., Class of '62 

I entered Bowdoin, where my father had 
graduated in the Class of '17, on Thursday, 
the 26th of August, 1858 — fifty years ago. 
The summer vacation was short then — only 
about three weeks, — so as to give a long win- 
ter vacation for us to teach school in and 
eke out our slender resources. Some forty of 
us were admitted that day after oral examina- 
tions of varying severity and lightness. 
Professor Upham let us off easily and my 
uncle. Professor A. S. Packard, not to be 
chargeable with a trace of nepotism, was quite 
severe and prolonged in his work upon us. 

Two events stand out with impressiveness 
in that first term ; — one the celebration of the 
laying of the Atlantic Cable and the other the 
death and funeral of Professor Cleaveland. 
On the night of Friday, September 2d, the 
college did honor to Cyrus Field's great 
achievement in actually securing communica- 
tion between the coast of Newfoundland and 
of Ireland and a message had been sent and 
returned between President Buchanan and 
Queen Victoria. We illuminated the three 
dormitories that face the campus with candles. 
As I recall the primitive arrangements, we laid 
lathes along each course of glass in every win- 
dow and stuck candles in the middle of each 
pane, so that when all were lighted there was 
a profusion of grease and glory. The light 
over the campus was really beautiful. We 
marched around to the professors" houses and 
got speeches from some of them. 

There was something almost pathetic and 
at the same time heroic in the story of the 
submarine telegraph. Twelve years of half 
failure passed before Field saw the actual 
completion of his daring scheme so that it was 
not till 1866 that permanent communication 
was established between the two continents 
by a wire under the sea. Shortly after the 
very first messages came in August, 1B58, the 
cable refused to work. The Civil War ab- 
sorbed the interest and capital of the people, 
but Field persisted and with English money, 
joined with American, he lived to rejoice in 
his work. 

The other event that took a deep hold of ^ 
the whole college was the death of Cleave- 
land. It came on October 15th, after a few 
days of acute illness, but after weeks of fail- 
ing strength. The old man, so distinguished 
throughout the world of science, was hardly 
more than a figure to us Freshmen as we saw 
him painfully walking from his house to the 
famous lecture room in old Massachusetts 
where he had taught fifty classes and more. 
When he could not walk he had a carriage 
take him to the door of the recitation room 
and I remember seeing him slowly and pain- 
fully alighting from it a morning or two be- 
fore he received his discharge from office "by 
the only authority," as President Woods said, 
"that he would recognize." Professor Hewitt, 
of Cornell, told us at our last commencement 
dinner that Goethe had Cleaveland's Miner- 
alogy in his library and introduced our Bow- 
doin teacher to the learned societies of Eu- 
rope. ITe belonged, I believe, to twelve of 

On the announcement of his death the fel- 
lows all met in the South Wing of the Chapel 
and elected suitable committees to do honor 
to the great man. The buildings were draped 
in black. Festoons hung from the windows, 
so that there were three rows of black around 
each hall. In the chapel the decorations were 
elaborate and fine. White and black were 
used behind the platform. In large letters 011 
one end of the chapel the motto ran: "Forma 
Mentis Aeterna." At the other: "Ouando 
ullum inveniet parem?" The funeral took 
place on an exquisite autumn morning in the 
Church on the Hill, which also had been 
heavily draped throughout. A distinguished 
company from all parts of the State attended. 
The whole student body formed the escort and 
assembled at the house on Federal Street at 
ten o'clock. The Freshmen led the way to 
the church with the remains where we formed 
in open order and the body of the faculty, 
family and citizens passed in. Professor E. 
C Smyth offered prayer and read the 95th 
psalm. President Leonard Woods then deliv- 
ered a writen eulogy, which was afterward 
enlarged and delivered before the Historical 
Society of Maine, in Portland. An immense 



procession followed the remains to Pine 
Grove cemetery where the face of the old 
teacher was exposed to view. He might have 
sat for a bust of a Roman emperor. I must 
quote the noble words with which the eulogy 
of President Woods closed for their music 
lingers long in one's memory. 

"The occasion (of the funeral) was sur- 
rounded with an unwonted profusion of all 
outward symbols of public respect and sor- 
row ; and nothing was omitted which taste or 
feeling could suggest to add to its impres- 
siveness and solemnity. But it was most hon- 
ored by what was least displayed, — the awed 
and reverent aspect, the hushed stillness, the 
suppressed emotion with which the services 
were atended by all classes of the vast con- 
course assembled from far and near, and espe- 
cially by the strdents of the college, to whom, 
as chief mourfners, the chief place in these 
solemnities was justly assigned. As the 
revered form of one who had been so long a 
pillar of strength to the college, lay prostrate 
before them, their heads were bowed under a 
sense of irreparable loss. As his great career, 
filled out to the last hour with useful and hon- 
orable service, passed in rciew before them, 
the righteous verdict sprung unbidden from 
every lip : 'Well done, good and faithful ser- 
vant.' Nor was there wanting the costly trib- 
ute of tears, wrung from many a manly heart, 
to wash his wayworn feet for his burial. But 
when they had taken their last look of his ven- 
erable features at the grave, and z\\ was over, 
they went their way, sorrowing indeed that 
they should see his face no more, but rejoic- 
ing in the rich inheritance they possessed in 
his name and example." 

their own smokes. The evening is to be liv- 
ened up by frequent songs, stunts performed 
by various men of the college, the college band 
and selections by some of the' members of the 
Glee and Mandolin Clubs. 

The idea which is in the background of the 
affair is to make the occasion as informal as 
possible. It is in no sense to be modeled after 
the rally in point of elaborateness. As one of 
the committee expressed, "we 'hope to make 
this aflfair a» complete success as a Bowdoin 
get-together. W^e warn anyone who does not 
wish to have a good time not to come but all 
who are looking for a first rate time will be 
anything but disappointed in the smoker." 
The music committee of the Undergraduate 
Council has the affair in c'harge. This com- 
mittee, which is composed of Atwood, Bishop, 
Stahl and Brown, will be glad to hear any sug- 
gestions which any of the men may have to 
offer concerning the coming smoker. 


A Big Event Planned for the Evening of February 8 — 
General Details are Unique but Attractive 

On the evening of February 8, there will 
occur in Memorial Hall a college smoker. 
The event is given under the auspices of the 
Undergraduate Council and it comes at a most 
fitting time since the date set for the function 
is the first day of the new semester, a time 
which finds professors and undergraduates 
both tired out. The details of the scheme have 
been but partly worked out but as matters 
stand now it is planned to have the men bring 

Will Do Research Work at Columbia in 1909=1910 

Professor William T. Foster expects to 
spend the academic year 1909-1910 at Colum- 
bia University, New York City, under a spe- 
cial appointment for research work in con- 
nection with the College of Education. He 
will be granted by the Trustees and Overseers 
of the college what is known as the sabbati- 
cal year. 

Professor Foster's courses in English IV, 
English VII and Education I, which are to be 
given the second semester of the present year 
will, therefore, not be given next year in their 
present form. A competent substitute, how- 
ever, has already been provisionally engaged 
who will give courses corresponding to these 
during Professor Foster's absence, with the 
exception of the course in the Principle of 
Education, which is to be given next semester. 

It is interesting to note, furthermore, that 
the list of fourteen colleges using his book on 
Argumentation and Debates, at the beginning 
of "the college year, has increased to almost 
three times that number. There are, at the 
present time, thirty-eight universities and col- 
leges, in all parts of the country which have 
adopted it for use during the current collegi- 
ate year. To give a slight conception of the 



geographical distribution the book has so far 
attained the Orient prints the following sta- 
tistics. In the state of Massachusetts, seven 
universities and colleges use the book, in the 
state of New York four use it. Connecticut, 
Ohio and Illinois come next with three each. 
Iowa, Maine and North Carolina are next 
wit'h two each, while one institution uses the 
book in the states of South Dakota, Pennsyl- 
vania, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, Rhode 
Island, Oregon, Vermont, Utah, District of 
Columbia and Idaho. 


Mr. G. L. Fox to Address the Club, Saturday Evening 

— The Address to be Held at 8 P.M. in Memorial 

Hall — Some Facts About Mr. Fox 

The college has a treat in store for it on 
Saturday evening when an opportunity will be 
given in Memorial Hall to hear Mr. George 
L. Fox of New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. 
Fox will speak on the corrupt practices which 
exist in the politics in the state of Connecti- 
cut. Few men are more capable to take the 
platform on this subject than Mr. Fox. He 
was largely instrumental in the passing of the 
Corrupt Practices Act through the legislature 
of the state of Connecticut. This bill was 
regarded at the time as a most advanced bill 
of its kind. In fact, friends of good govern- 
ment thought that the making a law of this 
bill was a great achievement since, as would 
be naturally supposed, the bill caused such a 
furor in certain quarters that its life was 
thought by many to be of short duration. 
During the recent gubernatorial elections in 
Connecticut, Mr. Fox collected evidence 
against the Republican candidate for violation 
of the act. 

Mr. Fox instituted charges against the can- 
didate and the case was tried in a court cre- 
ated for that purpose. A noted NeW York 
lawyer presented the case for Mr. Fox and 
all indications seemed to point that the case 
would go against the accused candidate, when 
suddenly the charges were declared unconsti- 
tutional and ruled out of court. It is not at 
all certain that this decision would stand if it 
were appealed, but the time and expense 
involved and the fact that the bill was soon to 
be altered caused Mr. Fox to submit to the 
decision of the court. 

It is quite clear that those who hear Mr. 
Fox will hear an instructive and entertaining 
talk. The address is given under the auspices 
of the Good Government Club and it will 
occur as we mentioned above at 8 p.m. After 
the address, the members of the Club will ten- 
der a reception to Mr. Fox, the details of 
which are to be arranged later. 

College Preacher Most Entertaining 

Rev. H. Roswell Bates spoke in diapel last 
Sunday. Before the talk Kendrie, 'lo, gave a 
violin solo and Brown, '09, closed with a vocal 
solo. Mr. Bates was a strong speaker and 
gave a very interesting talk, of which the sub- 
stance is as follows : 

One night about four years ago one of the 
young men in a fraternity of the Sheffield 
Scientific School at Yale made his decision to 
live a Christian life at college. Two years 
later he was the most prominent man at Yale, 
Tad Jones. In the Yale-Princeton football 
game of that vear, Princeton scored on Yale 
in the first half and her chances were good 
for victory. Tad Jones was badly hurt and 
the hopes of Yale men went down. But when 
the second half came, hurt as he was, Jones 
went in and was the hero of that last half 
when Yale turned the tide against Princeton. 
After the game he was unable to leave his bed 
for days. But he was a true fighter and he 
got up when his physicians gave him a month 
more in bed. Then he went into the Harvard 
game and every follower of football knows 
how well he played. That evening at the ban- 
quet he said that he owed his courage to God 
alone. He had prayed for help on both occa- 
sions when he was apparently out of the game 
and he wanted to use his influence for Christ. 
When he finished not a sound was heard for 
a time ; then came a ringing cheer for Tad 
Jones and his stand. Such men as he it is 
that colleges and universities need to-day; 
men who not alone profess to be Christians 
but earnestly strive to follow the example of 
Christ in their daily life. 

In the evening. Dr. Bates gave a splendid 
talk on his work in the slums of New York. 
His talk was given in Memorial Hall under 
the auspices of the Christian Association. 






WM. E. ATWOOD, igio 

Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

h. h. burton. 1909 thomas otis. 1910 

p. j. newman. 1909 w. e. robinson. 1910 

j. j. stahl. 1909 l. mcfarland. 1911 

p. b. morss, 1910 j. c. white. 1911 

GUY P. ESTES, igog 

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-OfTice at Brunswick as Second-CIas 

s Mail Matter 

Lewiston Journal Press 

Vol. XXXVIII. JANUARY 22, 1909 

No. 24 

The Baseball ^^^^ ^^^^'^ °^ arranging a 
c . . , baseball schedule is by no 

Schedule • t^ • 

means a smecure. it is a 

technical, nerve racking piece of administra- 
tion. A picture puzzle where each part must 
fit nicely into each other part is scarcely 
a far-fetched figure to describe the careful 
adjusting process which a manager must em- 
ploy before a schedule can be produced in its 
finished form. 

With these thoughts in mind, after a care- 
ful examination of the baseball schedule for 
1909, we cannot but congratulate the man- 
ager on the desirable product which he has 
constructed. It is true some old rivals are 
missing, but their places are ably filled by in- 
stitutions of equal standing and tradition. 
The Easter vacation trip is a decided improve- 
ment over the trip of last year in matter of 
arrangement. It is much preferable in a trip 
of tiiat nature to start, as the present schedule 
provides at the furthest point away and 
work home than, as last year, to start near 

home and work in the opposite direction. The 
lack of a consecutive mid-spring trip is per- 
haps the most salient v^'eakness which the 
schedule presents. This, of course, is but a 
matter of personal opinion and it is one of but 
trifling importance since, as facts develop, an 
equal number of single trips have been 
arranged to supply the deficiency. The 
schedule, taken as a whole, however, is admir- 
able. It is well and thoughtfully constructed 
and it compares favorably with former Bow- 
doin baseball schedules. 

A great deal of unneces- 

A Case of sary disquietude has been 

Misconslruclion lately caused by certain 

alarming rumors to the 
effect that the "no smoking" signs in 
Memorial Hall are a piece of legislation 
aimed at the annual college rally and the pro- 
posed college smoker. For the sake of ob- 
viating any more sleepless nights for those 
undergraduates who carry the cares and 
responsibilities of the college on their should- 
ers, let it be known that such rumors are with- 
out foundafion. From a responsible source, 
we have learned that while the Committee on 
Buildings very properly intend to prohibit 
smoking in the baseball cage and also in 
Memorial Hall at large, they are nevertheless 
perfectly willing that the rally and the college 
smoker should be the two and only exceptions 
to their rulins:. 


The editor of the "Umpire," Oklahoma 
University, draws the astonishing salary of 
twenty-five dollars per month. 

President Eliot of Harvard, on his retire- 
ment next spring, will receive a pension of 
$4,000 annually from the Carnegie Retire- 
ment Fund. 

At Indiana the students will be given credit 
for their work on the Daily Student. Editors 
and assistants will get two credits and report- 
ers one. 

President Hamilton of Tufts College recom- 
mends quite strongly, in his annual report to 
the trustees, that the sexes in the college of 
letters be separated. 

The basketball team of Washington Uni- 
versity is touring in Japan. It is the first 
Western team to visit that country. 



Professor Lounsbury of Yale, in answer to 
a question from the Neiu York Times, says — 
"I am sorry to say that in my opinion the new 
EngHsh requirements in colleges have not had 
the slightest effect toward increasing the taste 
for good literature among young men. Act- 
ually, I fear a great many men have acquired 
instead a violent hatred for English literature, 
owing to the preparation required in it." 


Attention is again called to the proposed 
amendment to the Constitution of the Ath- 
letic Council. This was printed in the last 
issue of the Orient, but according to the 
"Standing Orders" in such matters the pro- 
posed amendment must be printed in two 
Orient issues. The whole section plus the 
amendment reads as follows : 

Article V. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of this body to 
nominate from the members of the incoming 
Junior Class two (2) candidates for Manager, 
and from the incoming Sophomore Class two 
(2) candidates for Assistant Manager, of 
each Athletic Team from whom a choice must 
be made as provided in Art. 6, Sec. 2, of the 
Constitution of the Bowdoin College Athletic 
Association. The Athletic Council may nom- 
inate in addition to the two regular candi- 
dates for Manager or Assistant Manager of 
an athletic team, any other candidates whose 
names shall be recommended by the Under- 
graduate Advisory Council. 

This proposed amendement has been ac- 
cepted by the Athletic Council and at their last 
regular meeting they passed a resolution 
recommending that the amendment be ap- 
proved by the other three bodies involved in 
its adoption. 


Schedule Has Been Approved by the Faculty and 

Athletic Council — Contains Sixteen Games 

Some Changes Over Last Year 

The baseball schedule prepared by Manager 
Webster has received the official sanction of 
both the faculty and the Athletic Council. 
The schedule as it now stands calls for sixteen 
games which are two less than were played 

under the schedule of last season. There is 
a change in the Easter trip over last year in 
the respect that this season the opening game 
is with Fordham, while the closing game is 
with Brown, Princeton being played the sec- 
ond game rather than the last game. Dart- 
mouth and Tufts appear again this year for 
two games each. It is disappointing not to 
see Harvard on the schedule again this year, 
but the fault lays not by any means with the 
management of either team,, but rather to the 
fact of an inability to secure a satisfactory, 
open date. All the possibilities which were 
open were unavailable on account of prior 
engagements. The approved schedule is as 
follows : 

March 31 — Fordham at New York 

April I — Princeton at Princeton 

April 2— N. Y. University at New York 

April 3 — Brown at Providence 

April 14 — Andover at Andover. 

April 17 — Amherst at Amherst 

April 24 — Tufts at Brunswick 

April 28 — Dartmouth at Hanover 

April 2g — Dartmouth at Hanover 

May 8 — University of Maine at Brunswick 

May 13— Tufts at Medford 

May 19 — University of Maine at Orono. 

May 22 — Colby at Waterville 

May 26 — ^Colby at Brunswick 

May 31 — Bates at Lewiston 

June 4 — Bates at Brunswick 


Burton, '09, Tells of Experiences on a Fresh Air Farm 

At the Christian Association meeting of 
Jan. 14, H. H. Burton, '09, gave an interest- 
ing account of his "Experience on a New 
York Fresh Air Farm." The Fami on which 
Mr. Burton was employed is one of the four 
established and maintained by the Neiv York 
Tribune and he secured his position through 
Mr. Bates, last Sunday's college preacher, 
whom he met at Northfield. Although the 
teachers at these farms are usually college 
men, Mr. Burton has been the only represen- 
tative of Bowdoin since they were established. 
The funds for their maintenance are procured 
by subscription, and their purpose is to give 
the children of New York and other cities an 
opportunity to live, for a few weeks at least, 
a clean, healthy, energetic, out-of-door life. 
Missionary olificers are employed in various 
cities whose work it is to select from the 
many applicants the children to whom it is 
intended to give this few weeks' outing. Great 




care is taken that no children with contagious 
diseases, or who have been exposed to conta- 
gious diseases, be admitted to the Farms. 

\'ery largely reduced rates are offered by 
the railroads to transport the little fresh air 
people, and it is calculated that a complete 
two weeks' outing costs the Tribune Fund 
about three dollars and a half a child. All 
nationalities are represented on these Farms, 
Americans by no means predominating. The 
Ashford Hill Farm, where Air. Burton was 
employed, is the largest of the Neiv York 
Tribune's Farms, and consists of several 
buildings situated on a hill walled in from the 
surrounding country. The living there is 
very simple, and great care is taken in respect 
to cleanliness, the children being divided into 
different working squads for this purpose. 
The teachers at Ashford Hill number four- 
teen, seven ladies, and seven men. Their 
duty consists in amusing the children, and for 
this purpose all kinds of excursions, picnics, 
and games are provided for them. Among 
the sports are those of Girls' Field Day, Boys' 
Field Day, besides Baseball, Basketball, and 
Football games. Shadow-picture shows are 
also given in the evening by the teachers. A 
written report of every two weeks' work must 
be submitted by each one of the teachers to the 
Superintendent, a requirement that often 
proves very irksome. One desiring to enter 
this kind of work for a summer should write 
to the A'czu York Tribune. The remuneration 
is thirty dollars per month, with laundry and 
board, no men being engaged for less than 
one summer's work. 

At the Christian Association Meeting of 
February ii, Professor George T. Files, '89, 
will speak on "German University Life." 

The Bradbury Debate will be held in 
Memorial Hall on Tuesday evening, Febru- 
ary 16. 


Nine of the twelve men who were chosen 
after the first debate trials on Tuesday, Jan- 
uary 12, spoke at the second trials in Memo- 
rial Hall, Tuesday evening,January 19. Each 
speaker was allowed ten minutes. The judges 
were : Principal Sisk of Edward Little High 
School, Auburn ; Prof. Hastings, and Prof. 
Foster. They selected the following eight 
men for the Bradbury Prize Debate: Adams, 
'12; Phillips, '09; and Hawes, '10, for the 
affirmative. Goodspeed, '09; Readey, '10; 
and Brewster, '09, for the negative. Weeks, 
'10, and Marsh, '09, were chosen as alternates. 


The first in the series of Bowdoin College 
junior asemblies was given at Memorial Hall, 
I'riday evening, under the auspices of the 
Class of 1910. The hall was prettily deco- 
rated with college and fraternity banners, 
while a large blue and white 1910 banner was 
suspended over the entrance. The patron- 
esses were Mrs. William DeWift Hyde, Airs. 
Franklin C. Robinson, Airs. Henry Johnson, 
Airs. William T. Foster and Airs. Hudson B. 
Hastings. The, committee of arrangements 
consisted of George Cony Weston, William 
El'bridge Atwood, Stuart Franklin Brown, 
Lee Lewis Mikelsky and Clinton Noyes 
Peters. Amon?" those pi^esent were : Misses 
Louise Anderson of Nashville, Tenn. ; Ger- 
trude Greenlaw of Flyde Park, Alass. ; 
Rachael Smith of Reading, Mass. ; Lillian 
Alakepeace and Elsie Alakepeace of West 
Barnstable, Alass. ; Erminie Ayer of Foxcroft, 
Kathleen Duffey, Alarion Swift, Edwina Jor- 
dan of Gardiner, Britomarte Emerson, Helen 
Aliller of Bangor, Helen Percival and Kath- 
erine Paul of Auburn, Anna Peterson, Eva 
Twitchell, Agnes Green, Athene Sterling, 
Irene Sterling and Alargaret Starbird of Port- 
land, Viola Dixon of Freeport, Virginia 
Woodbury, Alabel Davis, Louise Weatherill, 
Beatrice Henley, Lois A. Parsons, Alarion 
Drew, Dorothy Johnson, Anne Johnson and 
Helen A'lerriman of Brunswick, Eleanor 
Lydon and Alargaret Goodwin of Bath. 


The su'bject of next Monday's Recital will be v' 
Beethoven. The program follows : 

1. Symphony No. 5 

1. Allegro con eris 3. Allegro (Scherzo) 

2. Andante con moto 4. Allegro Presto 

2. Trio for violin, 'cello, and piano, No. I 

1. Adagio Cantabilc 

2. Scherzo Trio 

3. Finale (Presto) 

The Trio will be played by Mr. Kendrie, Miss 
Winchell, and Dr. Burnett. 



CoIleGC Botes 


The Quill Board sat for their pictures, 

Fred Spollet, '03, was on the campus, 

Afton Farrin, '10, has left college for the 
rest of the year. 

TW Merry Widow will be played in Port- 
land, Jan. 28, 29 and 36. 

Anand S. Hiwale, '09, preached last Sunday 
at the Lisbon Methodist Church. 

Delavina, '08, is teaching- at the Wellesley 
School for Boys, Wellesley, Mass. 

There will be a Dramatic Club rehearsal, 
Saturday afternoon, at one o'clock. 

Otis, '08, is on the staff of the Rockland 
Opinion at his home in Rockland, Me. 

Galen W. Hill, '04, is taking a librarian's 
course at the New York State Library. 

The Science Building clock scored fifteen 
minutes on the college, Tuesday morning. 

Charles N. Abbott, '08, is employed by the 
Dominion Express Company, Montreal, 

Make-up entrance examinations in Algebra 
and Geometry will be given next Saturday at 
1.30 P.M. 

Clarence P. Robinson, '08, is employed in 
the Laboratory of a powder manufacturing 
plant at Chester, Pa. 

Professor Sills attended a meeting of the 
Church Club at the Augusta House in Augusta 
on the evening of January 13. 

Dr. Copeland attended the dedicatfon exer- 
cises of the new Hall of Agriculture at the 
University of Maine last Wednesday. 

Skillin, '12, attended the Choral Art Soci- 
ety concert, which was held in St. Luke's 
Cathedral, Portland, last Monday evening. 

The meeting of the Massachusetts Club, 
which was planned for this Saturday evening 
has been postponed until after its mid-year 

The following college men are singing in 
the vested choir at the Congregational Church : 
Hill, '10, Qiurchill, '12, Nickerson, '12, F. A. 
Smith, '12, and Walton, '12. 

At the last meeting of the Undergraduate 
Council, it was voted to recommend to the 
faculty that they give permission to hold a 
Freshman-Sophomore debate. 

E. C. Matthews, '10, went to Bridgton Acad- 
emy, Monday, to fill a vacancy caused by the 
illness of the sub-master there. He will be 
in Bridgton for several weeks. 

At a recent special meeting of the Athletic 
Council, permission was voted to arrange a , 
hockey schedule of four games. This is a^^ 
commendable step. Now, men, take hold and 
shoulder hockey inti permanency. 

A meeting of the York County Club was 
held at the Dtelta Upsilon House, Monday 
evening. After a short session Professor 
Moody talked to the members of the club and 
Grace, '10, spoke on "The Early History of 
Saco." A social hour followed during which 
refreshments were served. The committee 
in charge consisted of: Weeks, '11, Burns, 
'12, and Weeks, '12. 

Owing to the foresight of the officers of tlie 
Debating Council in looking out for the selec- 
tion of judges for the Wesleyan debate, we 
have been very fortunate in securing the first 
choices of both colleges ; namely, Hammond 
Lamont, editor of The Nation and managing 
editor of the Nezv York Evening Post, for- 
merly a professor of English in Brown Uni- 
versity; also William B. Munro, Professor of 
Government in Harvard University. The third 
judge has not yet been secured. 

A lecture on "My Experience Among the 
Eskimos'' will be given by Rev. James F. 
Cross in the Congregational Church, Wednes- 
day evening next, at 7.30 o'clock. The lec- 
ture will be illustrated by a number of origi- 
nal stereopticon- pictures. Mr. Cross is a 
Yale man who went up to Cape Prince of 
Wales in extreme northwestern Alaska a few 
years ago to live as a missionary in the 
largest Eskimo village in the world, and in 
the westernmost house on the Western conti- 
nent. His story is a most interesting one. 
The public is invited. 



Hlumni department 

"54. — Joseph Edward Merrill, of Newton 
Centre, JNIassachusetts, died at his home. Fair 
Lawn, January 9, 1909, after a long illness. 
Mr. Merrill was the son of Ezekiel and Sarah 
Hobart (Lewis) Merrill, and was born the 
Sth of December, 1832, at North Yarmouth. 
He was prepared for college in the academy 
of his native town, and entered Bowdoin in 
1850. Owing to poor health, he left before 
graduation and his degree was subsequently 
conferred upon him by the Boards. In 1852, 
he entered the periodical and book business in 
Boston, in which he was long and successfully 
engaged. He served for several years as 
superintendent and as treasurer of the New 
England News Co. Failing health led him to 
retire from the latter position in 1878. Since 
then, though not in active business, he had 
been a director of the American News Co. 
For five years he was treasurer of the Park 
Street Congregational Society, of which he 
had been a member since 1852. He moved to 
Newton, Mass., in 1882, and had since made 
his home there. He married in 1867 Miss 
Mary Elizabeth Marshall of Boston, a most 
devoted and loving wife, who died April 24, 

In 1905, Mr. Merrill gave the town of Yar- 
mouth a beautiful memorial library in memory 
of his parents, which cost upwards of $25,000. 

'69. — The inauguration of Hon. Henry B. 
Quinby as Governor of New Hampshire, took 
place Jan. 7, 1909, with impressive ceremonies. 

'71. — ^Judge Augustine Simmons was coun- 
sel for Thomas J. Young, County Attorney for 
Somerset County, who brought quo zvarranto 
proceedings to determine the validity of the 
appointment of Amos K. Butler as special 
attorney to supersede him in the prosecution of 
liquor cases in the Supreme Judicial Court 
under Section Eight of the Sturgis law. These 
proceedings resulted in a decision announced 
last week by Chief Justice Emery that Section 
Eight is unconstitutional. 

'74. — Charles F. Kimball, Esq., of Chicago, 
died there of heart disease January 7, 1909. 
Mr. Kimball was the son of Hon. Charles P. 
and Mary E. (Porter) Kimball, and was born 
in Portland, Ale., 31 July, 1854. He was pre- 
pared for college at the Portland High School. 
After graduation he studied law with Hon. 
W. L. Putnam (Bowdoin, 1855) and subse- 
quently in New York City, graduating from 
the Columbia Law School in 1876. The fol- 

lowing year he removed to Chicago and 
joined his father in the management of the 
Kimball Carriage Co., one of the largest man- 
facturing concerns of the kind in the country. 
On his father's death, he became the head of 
the corporation with which he has since been 
connected and in which he acquired great 
wealth. Mr. Kimball was a man of fascinat- 
ing personality, and distinguished by integrity 
and uprightness of character. He left a widow 
but no children. 

"81. — Edgar O. Achorn was elected Presi- 
dent of the New England Association of the 
Zeta Psi Fraternity at its annual meeting in 

'06. — David R. Porter, of New York City, 
was married to Miss Alice Louise, daughter of 
Rev. Geo. W. Hinckley, of Good Will Farm, 
December 22, 1908. 

'g6. — Announcement was made on New 
Year's Day of the engagement of Robert T. 
Woodruff, of the Harvard Law School, to 
Miss Alice Doty Sanborn, of Wellesley, Mass. 


To Be Held on January 26 — Order of Speakers — 
Titles of Parts and Judges Yet to Be Decided 

The Class of 1868 Prize Speaking Contest will be 
hekl on Tuesday evening, January 26, in Memorial 
Hall. The men who will contest and the order in 
which they will speak as follows : Brewster, Atwood, 
Cushing, Stahl, Burton and Goodspeed. Mr. 
Cushing will not speak as he has recently left col- 
lege to accept a position at Robert College in Con- 
stantinople. The titles of the several parts which 
will be delivered are still subject to revision and it 
was, therefore, impossible to print them. The judges 
of the evening have not all been heard from defi- 
nitely so it is likewise impossible to make any 
authoritative statement in regard to them. There 
is only one prize to be awarded and that is one of 
forty dollars which goes to the winner of the con- 
test. It is now planned to have music by the col- 
lege orchestra between every two addresses. 




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Mention the Orient when Patronizing our Advertisers. 




NO. 25 


An Abstract of an Address Delivered by President 
Hyde in King Chapel on Sunday, January 24 

The Faculty and students of Bowdoin Col- 
lege unite to-day in grateful remembrance of 
our munificent benefactor, Mr. Joseph 
Edward Merrill. 

Mr. -Merrill was born in Yarmouth, Me., 
December 8th, 1832, was fitted for college at 
North Yarmouth Academy and entered Bow- 
doin in 1850. Owing to poor health he left 
before graduation and his degree was subse- 
quently conferred upon him by the Boards. 
Mr. Merrill in 1852 entered upon the period- 
ical and book business in Boston, in which he 
was long and successfully engaged. He 
served for several years as superintendent and 
as treasurer of The New England News Com- 
pany. Failing health led him to retire from 
the latter position in 1878. Since then, though 
not in active business, he has been a director 
of The American News Company. For five 
years he was treasurer of Park Street Con- 
gregational Society of which he was a mem- 
ber since 1852. He moved to Newton, Mass., 
in 1882, where he has since made his home. 
He married Miss Mary Elizabeth Marshall of 
Boston in 1867, a most devoted and loving 
wife, who died April 24, 1903. In June, 1905, 
Mr. Merrill presented to his native town of 
Yarmouth a beautiful library building in 
memory of his father, Ezekiel Merrill, and 
his mother, Sarah Hobart Lewis : thus real- 
izing a long cherished purpose which had 
been incorporated in his first will made nearly 
forty years before, and repeated in all later 
wills. In recognition of the filial devotion 
and public spirit expressed in this gift to his 
native town, Bowdoin College conferred upon 
Mr. Merrill at the next Commencement the 
honorary degree of Master of Arts. 

In his business life Mr. Merrill united scru- 
puilous integrity with sagacious enterprise. 
He was one of the first merchants of the 
country to perceive the advantages of com- 
bination ; and the foundation of his own for- 
tune, and the fortune of the remarkably suc- 

cessful company he helped to organize, was 
due to the discovery and application of that 
principle in advance of his competitors. 

In his private life he was modest, kindly 
and generous ; sharing his beautiful home not 
only with guests welcomed for brief periods, 
but with young relatives and friends who 
lived with him through the happy years of 
early manhood and womanhood. His char- 
ities were of the quiet kind. When the college 
two years ago called for subscriptions to meet 
the offer of the General Education Board, Mr. 
Merrill was the first to respond with an anon- 
ymous subscription of ten thousand dollars; 
being one of the three anonymous subscribers 
who insured at the outset the success of the 
undertaking. Last year he gave five thous- 
and dollars to the Franklin Square House in 

After making sufficient provision for rela- 
tives and friends immediately dependent upon 
him, and interests with which he was person- 
ally identified, he gave practically everything 
he had — the entire fruits of his long life of 
industry and enterprise to Bowdoin College. 
The terms of his will were wisely liberal in 
scope : the only specifications being that four 
thousand dollars of income should go to the 
aid of deserving American born students, 
preferably from Maine; and that the income 
of the rest should be used, not for buildings 
or real estate; not for any sudden branching 
out into new fields ; but for the gradual 
and prudent strengthening of the regular 
college work. 

Mr. Merrill's generous purpose for the col- 
lege was deliberately planned; and like his 
purpose for Yarmouth Library, long cher- 
ished. This purpose was known and 
approved from the first by the members of 
his family who were closest to him ; so that 
for the cordial way in which this entire for- 
tune comes to the college we are indebted to 
his surviving relatives as well as to himself. 
The desire to make his gift as valuable as pos- 
sible led him of late years to seek frequent 
conferences with the officers of the college; 
and the modifications which he introduced 
into the terms of his gift were all in the direc- 



tion of greater elasticity ; and therefore more 
permanent usefulness. 

Now that we, and those who shall succeed 
us as officers and students of this college, 
enter into the permanent possession and 
enjoyment of the fruits of his laborious and 
loyal life, it is fitting that we give thanks to 
God in this hour of united worship; that we 
dwell in affectionate memory upon the life and 
character of this strong, shrewd, gentle and 
generous man ; and that we consecrate our- 
selves anew to Christian character, scholarly 
ideals, business honesty, professional honor, 
public service — those great aims which 
prompted him so generously to give, and 
which we must cherish each for himself, and 
all of us for the institution, if we are worthy 
to receive. 


Gifts Prom Graduates of the College Annoiiaced at 
the Dinner 

Oh the evening of January 22, the Bow- 
doin Alumni Association of New York held 
their thirty-ninth annual dinner. The dinner 
was held at the Hotel Manhattan. 

The Bowdoin faculty was represented by 
Professor F. C. Robinson. During the course 
of his remarks, Professor Robinson touched 
on certain points which were indicative of the 
high tide of prosperity which it has been the 
privilege of the college to enjoy during the 
past year. His announcement that the endow- 
ment of the college had been increased by 
nearly a million dollars, was received by his 
audience with a tremendous burst of enthu- 
siasm. In concluding his address, Professor 
Robinson recited the following original poem 
which is well worthy of preservation as it is 
brim full of what might be properly called 
Bowdoin sentiment and a poem which wrings 
a response, as it did that night, from the heart 
of every Bowdoin friend and well-wisher. 

"And a way shall be there" 

There is a path which mortals tread. 
It winds along, a golden thread, 
From the hither side of boyhood's sea, 
To ocean's shore it took you and me. 

At first that path is steep and hard, 
And many rocks our steps retard. 
But the outlook from each hill we climb 
Clings in memory since that time. 

And how it brightens further along! 
What sounds of laughter, music and song! 
Was ever a path from shore to shore. 
Like that we walked in days of yore ! 

And then we sailed "into the West," 
Like Vikings bold, with shield on breast. 
To-night a few of that scattered fleet 
Here in this quiet harbor meet. 

How fares the voyage? What prizes gained? 
What rocks escaped? What rigging strained? 
What friends once sailing by our side, 
Are now beneath the swirling tide ! 

But vain regrets for what we've done. 
Or empty boasts of victories won, 
Shall not fill up the hours we'd spend 
In pleasant converse, friend with friend. 

To-night we're on the dear old spot, 
With all the years between forgot. 
To-night we're boys, to-morrow men. 
Such boyhood may not come again. 

So raise the song, give forth the yell ! 
We hear again the college bell. 
And all the world is full of joys, 
For wc, once more, are "Bowdoin boys." 

Oh, may that path forever be 
As it then was to you and me ! 
May those who love it always see 
Its boys grow men, it's men be free! 

Gen. O. O. Howard, who with Gen. Thos. 
H. Hubbard and Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain 
formed the great trio that Bowdoin sent out 
to the Civil War, spoke of the difficulty that 
most men find in keeping together. He 
pointed out that Bowdoin men have so much 
better chance to get together than men who 
have received merely technical training 
because they have the basis of a common 
academic education. 

Other addresses were made by Gen. Hub- 
bard, the Rev. Newman Smyth, D.D., of New 
Haven, and George Haven Putnam. Warren 
O. Plimpton, the retiring president of the 
New York Alumni, was presiding officer. 

New officers were elected. Dr. Frederick 
H. Dillingham is the new president, Joseph 
B. Roberts is secretary and Earle A. Merrill 
is treasurer. 

Some of the alumni there were George F. 
Harriman, Dr. Charles Jewett, George W. 
Tillson, Edward T. Little, Albert S. Ridley, 
Percy W. Brooks, George H. D. Foster. 
Emery H. Sykes, Dr. Mortimer Warren, 
Wallace M; Powers, Frederick B. Smith, J. 
D. Merriman, Edward B. Merrill, Augustus 




F. Libbey, James McKeen, John G. Wight, 
Dr. Charles A. Rbbbins, Charles L. Clarke, 
William J. Curtis, Parker P. Simmons, Wil- 
liam C. Greene, Frederic E. Lally, William 
C. Merryman, Dr. Augustus H. Brown, Dr. 
George H. Pierce, Albert S. Ridley, Henry 
E: Cutts and Dr. A. A. Hussey. 

cheers. The band concluded the evening's 
entertainment by a final selection which it 
played as the men slowly filed out of the hall. 


The Event is Well Attended — The Committee Put on 

Some Attractive Numbers, Among which was a 

New College Song by Professor Robinson 

The efforts of the Music Committee of 
the Undergraduate Advisory Council were 
crowned with unqualified success last Monday 
evening when they made their initial adminis- 
trative bow in the shape of the college smoker. 
The snap and enthusiasm which characterized 
the whole occasion reflected credit upon the 
administration of those under whose charge 
the afifair was developed and engineered. To 
the large number of men who assembled in 
Memorial Hall on that evening, the whole 
affair was a mystery. They did not know, ex- 
cept that they were going to smoke, just what 
they were there for. Without any unneces- 
sary preamble the whole thing finally straight- 
ened itself out. 

First there was an admirable selection by 
the college band. This was followed almost 
immediately by a musical treat from the man- 
dolin club and the burst of applause which 
greeted the completion of their piece forced 
them to an encore. Printed sheets containing 
Professor Robinson's new song, "The College 
For Me," were passed around and during this 
brief interval conversation and smoke were 
not lacking as proofs of the congeniality of 
the situation. Professor Robinson's new 
song was voted by all, at the conclusion of the 
singing of it, one of the features of the even- 
ing. The glee club then went onto the plat- 
form and at the conclusion of their efifort 
they were forced to an encore by the storm of 
appreciation which they received. After an- 
other selection by the band. Crane, '12, gave 
a reading and he was obliged to give three 
encores before the crowd would be appeased. 
The band then struck up Bowdoin Beata and 
from this merged into Phi Chi. The smoker 
broke up into a yelling, singing, marching 
group of men but they all united in the cen- 
ter of the hall and gave a series of Bowdoin 


Rev. Floyd Tomkins to Occupy the Pulp!t in the 

Church on the Hill and to Conduct Chapel 

Services Sunday 

The Rev. Floj'd Tomkins, D.D., of Philadelphia, 
will be the Bowdoin College preacher next Sunday. 
No one of our preachers in previous years more 
endeared himself to the Bowdoin men than Dr. 
Tomkins, and his consent to visit us again is a mat- 
ter for congratulation. 

He is regarded as one of the most eloquent 
preachers in the Episcopal church. He was grad- 
uated from Harvard and became a missionary for 
eight years in Colorado and Wyoming in the days 
when frontier life in these states was filled with 
novelty and adventure. Since those days Dr. Tom- 
kins has known men and been peculiarly able to 
appeal to men. Since 1883 he has served parishes 
in Keene, N. H., New York City, Hartford, Conn., 
Chicago, 111., and Providence R. I. and is now rec- 
tor of Holy Trinity the famous church in Philadel- 
phia where Phillips Brooks first showed his mag- 
nificent power and became a national figure. 

The conspicuous qualities of his nature are cour- 
age, humanity, sympathy. He was one of the lead- 
ers in the Good Government movement which a few 
years ago rescued Philadelphia from the power of a 
political ring. At the present time he conducts a 
"bright and hearty service," each Sunday evening, 
in which he lays aside the prayer-book and usual 
forms of Episcopal worship and in a popular way 
and especially through the sermon interprets Christ- 
ianity to thronged congregations. This service is 
one of the religious "institutions" of the city. 

Dr. Tomkins will preach at the Congregational 
church at 10.45 o'clock, conduct college chapel at 5 
o'clock, hold a Question Bo.x with the Christian 
Association at 7 o'clock, and preach at St. Paul's 
Episcopal church at 8 o'clock. 


Enthusiastic Speeches by Bowdoin Men — Officers 
Elected for Ensuing Year 

The Bowdoin College Alumni Association 
of Washington held its twenty-seventh reunion 
and banquet at the Raleigh Hotel Wednesday 
night. Senator Frye, in the absence of Chief 
Justice Fuller, who retired just after the 
reception, presided and acted as toastmaster, 
until he, too, was forced to go, when Repre- 
sentative D. S. Alexander of New York 
ofiiciated in his stead. Rev. Frank Sewall 
asked the divine blessing. 

[Continued on page 212, 2d column.] 






WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

h. h. burton, 1909 thomas otis. 1910 

p. j. newman. 1909 w. e. robinson. 1910 

j. j. stahl. 1909 l. mcfarland, 1911 

p. b. morss. 1910 j. c. white, 1911 

GUY P. ESTES, 1909 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 as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Lkwiston Journal Press 

Vol. XXXVIIl. FEBRUARY 12, 1909 No. 25 

, „ ... From a copy of their 

A Recommendation , u- i. u 

..,,,. . report which we have at 

by the Undergrad= , *^ , ^ ..u ^ ^u 

' , ^ *., hand we note that the 

uate Council t t , 1 . r- / -1 

Undergraduate Louncil 

makes the following recommendation to the 
Senior Class on the cap and gown ques- 
tion. The Senior Class shall, beginning May 
I, wear their caps to chapel each morning and 
to chapel on every Sunday after that date 
they shall wear both their caps and their 
gowns. Both of these suggestions are excel- 
lent. The first suggestion, that of the caps, 
will mean that many of the men with first 
and second period recitations will wear their 
caps to and from these recitations. This will 
serve, by adding some class distinction to the 
scene, to counteract a few of the evils which 
have preyed sorely on Bowdoin traditions 
since the abolition of hazing last fall. The 
latter suggestion, that of the caps and gowns, 
is but the re-assertion of a custom which has 
been neglected during the past three years. 
It is to be hoped that the Senior Class will see 
fit to adopt these recommendations. 


[Continued from page 211.] 

Prof. F. C. Robinson of the class of 1873, 
and himself a member of the faculty repre- 
sented the latter body and brought greetings 
from its members. In the course of his 
remarks he reviewed the history of the college 
and the conditions that affected its growth 
and development. Representative Alexander, 
wlio succeeded Senator Frye as toastmaster, 
said that Bowdoin had had its "seven lean 
years" and was now to enter upon its "seven 
years of plenty." He also made a feeling and 
graceful reference to the memory of the late 
Crosby S. Noyes and his life work. 

A toast to the memory of John B. Cotton 
of '65, but recently deceased, was drunk 
standing, and Gen. Ellis Spear of "58 followed 
with a eulogy. Roscoe H. Hupper of '07 
speaking to the question as to whether the col- 
lege course should require more Greek and 
Latin, believed the college should fit the man 
and his conditions and not the man the col- 
lege. He advocated economics, history and 
science. F. M. Hatch of Honolulu, Hawaii, 
a member of the Class of 1873, made an 
address in which he said he wished to see 
Bowdoin specialize in literature. Robert A. 
Cony of '07 gave some amusing experiences 
as a Freshman, and Dr. Woodbury Pulsifer 
of '75, told some stories that were apropos. 
Asher C. Hinds, a Colby graduate of 1883, 
spoke of the common characteristics of his 
Alma Mater and Bowdoin, while Charles. A. 
Davis of '86 dwelt upon the attractions of the 
farm for college graduates. Perhaps one of 
the most interesting addresses was that of the 
venerable Charles W. Porter of the Class of 
1843, the oldest member of the Association. 
In eloquent manner he clearly demonstrated 
that sixty-five years had not lessened his inter- 
est in his Alma Mater. S. T. Dana, '04, of 
the Forest Service, spoke on forestry, the new 
profession, which he said started at Yale in 
1900. Representative Amos L. Allen, '60, 
closed the speech-making with interesting 
reminiscences of the late Speaker Thomas B. 
Reed, '60, who was a member of the Associa- 
tion at the time of his death, and dwelt upon 
the spirit of the college which, he said, was 
embodied in the words "Fair play and hard, 
honest work." 

Preceding the banquet the annual election 
of the Association was held and resulted as 
follows: President, Chief Justice Melville W. 



Fuller of the Supreme Court of the United 
States ; Vice-Presidents, Senator William P. 
Frye and Representative Amos L. Allen ; Cor- 
responding Secretary, Roscoe H. Hupper ; 
Recording Secretary, Rev. Frank Sewall ; 
Treasurer, Gen. Ellis Spear; Chairman Exec- 
utive Committee, Representative D. S. Alex- 

Among those present at the banquet were 
Robert A. Cony, Jr., '07; Fred George Swett, 
'92; D. S. Alexander, '70; Asher C. Hinds; 
F. M. Hatch, '73; Woodbury Pulsifer, 75; 
Horace M. Jordan, '58; Ellis Spear, '58; 
Frank Sewall, '58; Benjamin W. Pond, '57; 
William Converse Kendall, '85 ; Samuel T. 
Dana, '04; Roscoe H. Hupper, '07; R. E. 
Whiting, '01 ; Seldon O. Martin, '03 ; R. B. 
Dole, '02; Charles A. Davis, '86; S. I. Kim- 
ball, '55 ; Amos L. Allen, '60 ; William P. 
Frye, '50; Charles W. Porter, '43; Charles 
Chesley, '52; John W. Butterfield, '51; J. N. 
Whitney, '64 ; A. L. Varney, '62 ; J. L. Gray, 
'08; C. H. Hastings, '91, and E. P. D. Hath- 
away, '04. 


With masterly craft have the new editors 
of the Quill constructed their initial issue. 
The first tale that meets the critic's eye — for 
the college man reading his own college paper 
is always a critic — is the story of Bowdoin's 
literary present, of the place of the Quill, ideal 
and real- in the college, of the need of aid and 
interest in lay reader and writer. At first 
sight it seems as tho the Quill had written her 
own criticism, almost her own condemnation ; 
but on more sober reflection, one sees that the 
state of Denmark is still intact, and that the 
tale may be not a judgment but a sign and 
seal of redemption. For perhaps here and 
there a man will be led by the words of the 
tale and the spirit within him to sit down and 
write that which his soul shall direct. Then 
the editors may return to their rightful func- 
tion. Surely it is an editor's business to edit, 
to select, to pronounce on the good, to encour- 
age the poor, but to create only at the eleventh 
hour. It is a true index of the literary shame 
and indifference of a college when the editors 
are the chief contributors to its periodicals. 

But all this has little to do with the Quill 
at hand. The new editors have asked our 
indulgence for their frailty, have pleaded our 
appreciation for its present and future 

achievements, and who can but speak? But 
there is little evidence of frailty in the present 
issue — all the lines of the verse are not all per- 
fect, the remarks of the Postman are very 
mild and non-committal, the editorial is not 
very powerful. But these things one scants 
at sight. For in the verse there are signs of 
an effort after the true function of poetry; 
something lies behind the mere words on the 
page. "Ruins" voices emotion that many of 
us have felt, I trust, alone in the night, even 
when it is only nature that has been ruined 
and forests that have been burned. "A Fan- 
tasy" is not a mere fancy; there is somewhat 
in it of what the elder critics termed the crea- 
tive imagination. And in the couplets of the 
poems called, "There Was One Who Came 
Riding Late," we find all the romantic charm 
of the solitary horseman, combined with the 
ring and the echo of the old ballad. For the 
prose, one notes how freely, yet withal how 
skilfully, the author of "The Thunderbolt of 
Jove" manipulates his words. Be they big or 
little, he flings them into place with as much 
ease and accuracy as the gods threw their 
worlds about in that strange poem of 
Kipling's. The critique of Poe is deep, and 
fair, and scholarly. It gives us a keen insight 
into the poet's genius, a frank acknowledge- 
ment of his faults and limitations, a plea for 
rational judgment of him by critic and reader 
alike. And last bilt not least the editorial of 
the Ganders : Modest, but very dignified, ask- 
ing aid humbly indeed, but still very firm and 
determined, deserving, because of the spirit 
behind it, not only the criticism that approves 
and appreciates, but also the criticism that sits 
down with its pen and creates for itself and 
contributes therefrom unto the high glory of 
the literary life in Bowdoin. 


Professor Chase of the University of Maine to Come 

Here in March — Professor Sills Delivers a 

Lecture at Maine 

On Monday, February i. Professor Sills 
left for the University of Maine, where he 
will give a series of eight lectures on Virgil 
and his Literary Influence. The course opens 
Monday night and the list of subjects is as 
follows : 

1. Virgil — General Characteristics. 

2. The Ecologaes and Georgics. 



3. The Aeneid as a Literary Epic. 

4. Virgil in the Middle Ages. 

5. Virgil and Dante. 

6. Virgil and the Renaissance. 

7. Virgil and English Literature. 

8. Some Translators of Virgil. 

In March, Professor George Davis Chase, 
Ph.D., Professor of Latin at the University 
of Maine, will visit Bowdoin and will give a 
series of eight lectures on Roman Nuismatics, 
illustrated by original specimens of Roman 
coins. These lectures are to be given in con- 
junction with the classical courses at the two 
institutions, and will be open to the general 


In Relay Race at the B. A. A. Meet 

On the evening of Saturday, February 6, the 
twenty-second annual indoor games of the Boston 
Athletic Association went off successfully. No 
records were broken, but the meet was no less 
interesting on that account. From Bowdoin's point 
of view the most important event was the relay race 
between her team and that of Tufts. The race was 
easily won by the Bowdoin men and the result 
gives great satisfaction to the college. For the 
team it is a fair reward for their hard work for 
the. past few weeks in preparation. 

Atwood, the first runner for Bowdoin, had the 
pole. He showed himself superior to Morrison of 
Tufts and gained 20 yards in his 390-yard relay. 
Colbath in the second part of the run increased 
this lead to nearly half a lap which was maintained 
by Cole in the third. Manter, the la^t Bovydoin 
runner, came in over half a lap ahead of his Tufts 
opponent. Bowdoin's time for the race was 3 
minutes, 13 seconds, which was one of the fastest 
in any of the team races. 


A Good Attendance, Good Speeches and Plenty of 

With a large percentage of the members 
present the third annual bancpet of the Bow- 
doin Alumni Association of Providence was 
held at the University Club in that city, Fri- 
day night, Jan. 29. Addresses, in which the 
praises of the college were sung, were made 
by several prominent graduates, and the songs 
that were a part of the college life of the stu- 
dents were rendered in a manner that showed 
the passing years had not lessened the regard 
the men held for their Alma Mater. 

Among those present were Frank H. 
Swan ; Professor William A. Foster of the 
Bowdoin Faculty; Professor William Mac- 
Donald of Brown, a former professor at Bow- 
doin; Professor Horatio B. Knox of the 
Rhode Island State Normal School; Col. 
Zenas W. Bliss, R. S. Burlingame, Collector 
of the Port of Newport; Alfred P. Ward of 
Providence, Dr. J. C. Parker of Providence, 

E. L. Adams of Saylesville, William M. 
Emery, city editor of the Fall River Neivs; 
Dr. George E. Simpson of Howard ; Dr. 
Charles C. Christie of Riverpoint; Dr. D. S. 
Latham of Auburn ; Dr. W. H. Dyer of Provi- 
dence ; Dr. Irving Libby of Cranston ; Dr. H. 
A. Jones of Howard; A. A. French, Attle- 
boro; Dr. M. S. Draforth and Dr. Harry P. 
Kimball of Providence ; Ralph M. Greenlaw 
of Providence ; A. F. Best of New York ; F. 

F. Wholly of Crompton ; Dr. C. R. Doten of 
Providence; Dr. Aiken of Attleboro, and W. 
S. Drummond of Providence. President 
Frank H. Swan acted as toastmaster. 

The address of the evening was delivered 
by Professor William A. Foster of the Bow- 
doin faculty. He gave an interesting review 
of the work the college has done and of the 
changes that have taken place in the last few 

Professor William MacDonald spoke in a 
reminiscent vein of former days at Bowdoin 
and referred in the highest terms to the work 
the college is doing. It will be a monument 
to President William DeWitt Hyde, he 

Air. Emery spoke on "Bowdoin Men in 
Journalism." He mentioned Edward Page 
Mitchell of the New York Sun, Edward Stan- 
wood of the Youth's Companion: Frank L. 
Dingley, editor of the Lcwistoit Journal, and 

Professor Horatio B. Knox spoke in high 
praise of men who have been graduated from 
Bowdoin, and declared that in proportion to 
the size of the college it had turned out more 
noted men than any other in the country. He 
referred to Bowdoin as the maker of men. 

The officers of the association are : Frank 
IT. Swan, President; Dr. Harry P. Kimball, 
Vice-President; Alfred P. Ward, Secretary- 
Treasurer; Clarence A. Rogers, Assistant 
Secretary, and an executive committee, con- 
sisting of Dr. John C. Parker, Chairman ; Dr. 
W. H. Dyer, Clarence A. Rogers, Frank H. 
Swan and Alfred P. Ward. 





Prize Won by J. J. Stahl, '09 

The annual prize speaking contest for the prize 
offered by the Class of i86S, was held in Memorial 
Hall on the evening of January 26. Five men spoke, 
the sixth man, Mr. Gushing, having been excused. 
A singular degree of excellence both in substance 
and delivery was attained by all the speakers and it 
was with great difficulty that the judges were able 
to select what in their estimation was the premier 
piece. The prize was won by Mr. Stahl. The 
judges of the contest were: 

Professor A. W. Anthony, Bates College 
C. E. Burleigh, Esq., '87, of Augusta 
C. W. Peabody, '93, Esq., of Portland. 

The following is the order of speakers and their 

subjects : 

Ralph Owen Brewster^A National Need 

Harrison At wood — The Administration of Theodore 

Max Pearson Gushing — Shakespeare's Sonnets 

Jacob Jasper Stahl-^The Effect of Italy on the Ger- 
manic Temperament 

Harold Hitz Burton— A Child's Poet 

Ernest Leroy Goodspeed — Freedom in University 


It is now definitely settled that "Bill" Garrigan, 
of Boston American fame, will coach the baseball 
batteries here at Bowdoin until the Boston Club 
leaves for the Hot Springs on its regular training 
trnp about Feb. 24. Garrigan will also select the 
men who are to be taken on the spring trip. 

Garrigan is a native of Lewiston, Me., and was 
graduated from Lewiston High in the Glass of '04. 
From there he went to Holy Gross, where his work 
behind the bat won the attention of a Boston Amer- 
ican scout. He was drafted at the end of his sec- 
ond year and was farmed out to Toronto of the 
Eastern League, where he developed rapidly and 
at the end of the season was leading the league in 
batting. Last year as one of the regular catchers 
for Boston, he won the hearts of the fans by his 
consistent catching and hard-hitting, but was unfort- 
unately laid up in mid-season by an attack of ap- 
pendicitis. Now that Greiger has been sold to St. 
Louis by the Boston Club, Garrigan will be the 
mainstay of the Boston team behind the bat. 


The eleventh annual banquet of the Kennebec 
Bowdoin Alumni Association was held at Augusta 
Monday evening. Professor George T. Files, '89, 
was the guest of honor. Dr. Thompson, '75, the 
new president, who succeeds the late O. D. Baker, 
'68, as head of the association, presided over the 
speaking. Following Professor Files the speakers 
were Rev. L. W. Goons, '07; Rev. T. G. Chapman, 
'94: Hon. H. M. Heath, '-j2; Roy L. Marston, 'gg, 
and Emery O. Beane, '04. 

The following officers were elected for the com- 
ing year: President, Dr. W. S. Thompson, '75; 

Vice-Presidents, Dr. O. S. C. Davis, '79, and Charles 
A. Knight, '96, of Gardiner; Secretary and Treas- 
urer, John Clair Minot, 'g6; Executive Committee, 
F. J. C. Little, '89, John R. Gould, '85, and Roy H. 
Bodwell '01. 

College Botes 

G. W. Farrar, ex-' 10, attended the smoker, 
Monday night. 

Pratt, '12, is coaching the Farmington High 
basketball team. 

T. A. Foster, Dartmouth, '10, has been vis- 
iting friends at Bowdoin this week. 

Professor Woodruff preached in the Con- 
gregational Church of Wiscasset, last Sunday. 

Profesor Foster is to give a lecture on Edu- 
cation at Cornell University, Saturday, 
Feb. 13. 

J. O. Faulkner of the Lezviston Journal 
was a guest at the Delta Upsilon House, Mon- 
day night. 

The Washington County Club took a trol- 
ley ride to New Meadows Inn, Tuesday, and 
took dinner there. 

Professor Mitchell spoke, last Wednesday, 
on "Abraham Lincoln," before the Fort- 
nightly Club of Bates College. 

A tramp for snowshoes will start from the 
Congregational vestry, Saturday afternoon, 
at 2 o'clock under the leadership of Mr. 

Professor Little was the representative of 
the First Parish Congregational Church at the 
church council held at Auburn, Monday, 
Feb. I. 

Mr. Justin Lowry, solo tenor at St. Mark's 
Church, Augusta, will assist in the music at 
the Church on the Hill next Sunday on the 
occasion of Dr. Tomkins" visit as College 

Professor Files spoke at Lisbon Falls, 
Thursday evening, January 28, on the subject 
"German Highways." The address was given 
under the auspices of the Columbia Lodge, 
K. of P. , 

Lincoln Centenary Exercises were held V 
Friday morning, Feb. 12, at 10.30 a.m. in / 
Memorial Hall, to which the public were in- 
vited. Professor Allen Johnson presided. 
The address was delivered by Professor 
Mitchell, and Professor Sills read a poein. 
Music was furnished by the college Glee Club. 



Dr. Tomkins will make an address at the 
Christian Association meeting, Sunday even- 
ing at 7 P.M., when a special service is to be 
held for the observance of the Universal Day 
of Prayer for Students. 

Professor Mitchell is to speak to-night at a 
Lincoln celebration to be held in Augusta 
under the auspices of the State Legislature. 
George G. Weeks' '82, who is speaker of the 
House of Representatives, will also speak. 

An article by Professor Allen Johnson in 
review of President Lowell of Harvard's re- 
cent work on "The Government of England," 
published by the MacMillan Company, will 
appear in the February number of the Yale 

Rumors have been current to the effect that 
Professor Robinson, upon analysis, has found 
certain tobaccos of the American Tobacco Co. 
to be impure. These rumors are without 
foundation and are denounced by Professor 
Robinson as absolutely false. 

A general Bible Class, for those not other- 
wise enrolled, to be led by Mr. Scott, meets 
on Sunday afternoons, in his office, in Hub- 
bard Hall at 4 o'clock. All interested men 
were invited whether they have been asked to 
do so by the Enrolment Committee, or not. 

George B. Chandler, '90, of Rocky Hill, 
Conn., who is a member of the State Legisla- 
ture, was recently appointed chairman of the 
Railroad Committee. Of this appointment 
the Hartford Daily Courant says: "Mr. 
Chandler is a man of unusual ability and 
abundant independence and his character is a 
guaranty of integrity." 

Fifty-six Bowdoin alumni, residents of 
Portland, met at the New Falmouth Hotel, 
Saturday evening, for the annual Portland 
alumni banquet. The speal'ers from the col- 
lege were President Flyde, Professor Chap- 
man and Professor Sills. Li his speech, Pres- 
ident Hyde told the alumni that at last the' 
college had all it wanted financially. 

Mr. John D. Bickford, the Princeton Soph- 
omore who has won the Stinnecke prize, $500 
a year for three years, in a competitive exami- 
nation in Latin and Greek, studied Latin last 
summer in preparation for this examination 
with Professor William A. Lloughton, and 
Greek with Professor F. E. Woodruff. The 
same prize was won several years ago by 
another of Professor Houghton's pupils, 
Professor Jesse Benedict Carter, now the 
Director of the American School at Rome. 

Hlumni Bepartment 

'54. — Ezra Morton Prince , Esq., died at 
Bloomington, 111., Aug. 27, 1908. Mr. Prince 
left college in his Sophomore year, studied law 
at Bath, Me., and practiced his profession for 
over half a century at Bloomington where for 
many years he was secretary of the McLean 
County Historical Society. 

'62. — A recent issue of the Boston Trans- 
cript contains a poetical tribute to Lincoln's 
memory from the pen of Isaac Bassett Choate, 
a poem worthy in thought and form of the 

'83. — The editor of the Boston Transcript 
in a two-column review praises in high terms 
the first volume of Professor F. M. Fling's 
Mirabeau and the French Revolution which 
has been recently published in London and 
New York. 

'97. — Rev. William C. Adams, now at Cam- 
bridge, Mass., has received a call to Dover, 
N. H. 

'99. — Dr. Winford Henry Smith, superin- 
tendent of the Hartford Hospital at Hartford, 
Conn., has been selected as general medical 
superintendent of Bellevue Hospital in New 
York City. After receiving the degree of 
M.D. from the Johns Hopkins Medical School 
in 1903, Dr. Smith went to Cleveland and was 
house officer and gynecologist at Lakeside 
Hospital from September, 1903, until March, 
1905. Thereafter until March, 1906, he 
served at the Kingston Avenue Hospital in 
Brooklyn. In March, 1906, he became super- 
intendent at Hartford. It is expected that 
Dr. Smith will begin his work at Bellevue 
about Feb. i. 

'00. — Henry A. Shorey, Jr., of the Bridgton 
Nezvs, has been appointed a deputy sheriff for 
Cumberland County. 

'04. — ^Mr. Arthur C. Shorey sailed from 
San Francisco January 9, to assume a position 
at Hong Kong, China, under the International 
Banking Company. 


There is to be a State College Y. M. C. A. 
Conference on jMarch 12, 13, 14. This con- 
ference will be held in Brunswick. An 
extended article, covering the affair, will 
appear in the next issue of the Orient. 




NO. 26 


Reports of Various Committees are Heard — Plans for 

the Annual Rally are Discussed — Chairman 

Announces Rally Committees 

The Undergraduate Advisory Council met 
recently in their rooms in Hubbard Hall for 
their regular monthly meeting. First in their 
order of business were the reports of their 
various committees. In pLirsuance of a recent 
petition by the council, the secretary reported 
that the faculty had voted that the present 
disabilities which encumbered the assistant 
manager of football, would be removed at 
the beginning of the new semester. The 
music committee reported that the next 
college smoker would occur on the fifth 
of March and, as they were already working 
on the programme, they were prepared to 
assert that the occasion would be character- 
ized by some new and original stunts. The 
amendment proposed at the last meeting was 
passed without discussion. iThe amendment 
is as follows : "The Undergraduate Advisory 
Council may recommend to the Athletic 
Council other candidates to be nominated by 
the Athletic Council in addition to the two 
regular candidates whom that body have nom- 
inated for Manager or Assistant Manager of 
an Athletic Team. Such recommendation to 
the Athletic Council shall be made only when 
a student shall have petitioned in writing to 
the Undergraduate Advisory Council for the 
nomination of a certain candidate in addition 
to the candidates nominated by the Athletic 
Council, and when the Undergraduate Advis- 
ory Council shall have granted the said peti- 
tion in a meeting at which may be present a 
member of the Athletic Council and the man- 
ager of the Athletic team in question." 

The meeting then took up the question of 
the Annual College Rally and after consider- 
able discussion they fixed upon the date of 
April 16 as the date on which the Rally will 
be held, that date having commended itself 
because college will have been re-assembled 
from the Easter recess a week and, in a week's 
time, all the men will have returned. Chair- 

man Atwood of the Council, who is also 
chairman of the Rally, announced, at the con- 
clusion of the meeting, the following commit- 
tees under whose direction the details of the 
Rally are to be worked out. The committee on 
speakers and music will consist of H. H. Bur- 
ton, J. J. Stahl and D. M. McDade. The re- 
freshment committee is composed of G. K. 
Heath, P. G. Bishop and P. J. Newman. IThe 
committee on souvenirs is R. O. Brewster, 
A. W. Hughes and K. R. Tefft. The chair- 
man further appointed K. R. Tefft as treas- 
urer of the Rally. These committees are now 
actively engaged at their various tasks and 
they will announce from time to time the gen- 
eral details of their progress. 


An Address by Professor Mitchell and a Poem by 
Professor Sills are the Features of the Program 

Fitting commemorative exercises of the one-hun- 
dredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln 
were held, last Friday, in Memorial Hall. The oc- 
casion was opened by an anthem sung by the glee 
club and then Professor Allen Johnson, the presiding 
officer, with a few well chosen remarks introduced 
Professor Mitchell. It is to be regretted that space 
will not permit tlie publication of the entire address. 

Professor Mitchell first showed the Herculean 
task that rested upon Lincoln when he became Pres- 
ident. He then spoke of the doubt that existed 
throughout the country, especially in the East, as to 
whether the right man had been chosen. "Amid all 
this Babel of voices, this confusion of opinions and 
motives and forces, of personal ambitions and parti- 
san prejudices and misguided patriotism, of sec- 
tional bitterness and racial hate, there was dire 
necessity for a calm, clear 'brain, a firm will, and an 
honest heart. Was the President-elect equal to the 
task? Could he save the Union? 

'Upon his back a more than Atlas-load, 
The burden of the Commonwealth was laid.' 

What manner of man is this that has come out of 
the West, the East was asking fearfully. Have the 
Republicans acted wisely in setting aside the tried 
and able and urbane Chase and the rich and cultured 
and experienced Seward for this almost unknown, 
inexperienced, uncouth frontier lawyer? Many in 
fear and despair answered 'No.' 

The speaker then proceeded to show that in mind 
and heart, by birth and breeding Lincoln yvas pecu- 
liarly fitted to deal with that awful crisis in Ameri- 




can history. He hated slavery with all the intensity 
of a New England Abolitionist. He understood the 
significance of the West in the Nation's life ; he also 
knew the South — its tone and temper and rights. 
More than all else he believed supremely in the 
Union. In that belief he stood as firm as a rock. 

Of Lincoln's knowledge of the West, Professor 
Mitchell said: 

"Lincoln was first of all a Westerner, the child 
of the pioneer, rejoicing in physical strength, smack- 
ing ever of the rough life of the men who cut down 
the forest and won the West ; of those men who 
had forgotten the ways of the sea coast or of the 
old world, if they had ever known them ; from whom 
all artificial social distinctions had been stripped ; 
out-door, sinewy men of oak, in moccasins, buck- 
skin breeches and coonskin caps, keen of eye and 
lithe of limb, 'embrowned in the sun, hardened h} 
a coarse life of change and danger.' And from 
Lincoln this strain of coarseness that came from his 
contact with the raw and elemental was never 
entirely bred out. It appeared in the pungent joke, 
the racy story, in his rude manners, his unkempt 
dress and in his disregard of conventionality. 

Neither did he ever lose the strength and inde- 
pendence which this rough western life gave him, 
the habit of looking at things in the rough and the 
real, with the husks of artificiality stripped oflf. It 
was thus, imabashed and unafraid, he dealt with 
great matters and great men. 

'The color of t;he ground was in him, tlie red Earth, 
The tang and odor of the primal things. 
The rectitude and patience of the rocks ; 
The gladness of the wind that shakes the corn ; 
The courage of the bird that dares the sea ; 
The justice of the rain that loves all leaves; 
The pity of the snow that hides all scars.' 

And being a Westerner, Mr. Lincoln understood 
as no New Englander or Virginian could under- 
stand, the hopes and possibilities of the West, its 
significance in the Nation's life. It has always been 
hard for the East to comprehend the West. It is to- 
day and it was especially difficult before railroad 
and telegraph bound them together. The early 
Easterner often thoug'ht of the nation as simply 
the strip of States along the Atlantic and the Gulf. 
This was civilized America. Beyond the mountains 
was the wilderness to be peopled by the rougher, 
less successful and more adventurous of the sea- 
coast folk. To understand that a great composite 
nation was to be cut out of the wilderness, a nation 
of which the Atlantic states were but the fringe, 
violated the Easterner's local prejudice if it did not 
exceed his imagination. But Westerners like Lin- 
coln caught a vision of at least a dim outline of such 
a nation. And seeing this, they perceived the sig- 
nificance of the slave problem to the immigrant 
farmer and the son of the pioneer. Free soil unen- 
cumbered by slave labor was a necessity if the 
pioneer and his children were to come into their 
own, if the West was to realize its ambitions and 
live up to its possibilities. To the Westerner of the 
fifties the burning, paramount question was not con- 
cerning tlie existence of slavery in the South, but 
the extension of slavery into the new states and ter- 
ritories of the West. Shall the new lands be slave 
or free? That was the question that occasioned the 
repeal of the Missouri Compromise and precipitated 

the Civil War, and that 'was the question about 
which Lincoln had thought more profoundly 
than almost any ofher statesman of his day." 

In concluding, the speaker said : 

"It is for these reasons tliat I think he compre- 
hended the problem of slavery and the Union as a 
national proljlem and understood its significance for 
all sections of the country, and felt its seriousness as 
keenly as any statesman of Ws time. 

Mr. Lincoln also had an instinct for leadership. 
He was by nature a master of men. I do not mean 
that he was a man of Ijlood and iron who by sheer 
strength beat down all opposition to his desires and 
purposes, and with an iron hand compelled others to 
obey him. He ruled by subtler means. He won the 
hearts of men by those forces whic'h we include 
under the vague phrase "personal magnetism." 

'Chosen for large designs, he had the art 
Of winning wilth his humor, and he went 
Straight to his mark, which was the human heart.' 

Even those who obeyed him could not always tell 
why they did so. Men would go to hint as enraged 
enemies and come away loyal friends. Sometimes 
his humour or taot robbed them of suspicion. But 
often it was the clearness of his reasoning and his 
speec'h. his absolute simplicity and frankness and 
sincerity that aroused their enthusiasm and won 
their aflfections. 'A complete man,' says Emerson 
in his essay on 'Bdiavior,' should need no auxiliaries 
to his personal presence. Whoever looked on him 
should consent to his will, being certified that his 
aims were generous and universal. The reason why 
men do not obey us is because they see the mud at 
the bottom of our eye.' Men looked into Lincoln's 
eye; they saw no mud; and they obeyed him. His 
strength was as the strength of ten because his 
heart was pure. 

When he went to Washington as President how 
lie amazed the politicians ! At first his directness 
and patience, his candor in acknowledging defi- 
ciencies, h'is willingness to learn, his rough humor 
and unconventionality were so misunderstood that 
even some of his cabinet mistook them for clovvn- 
ishness, vacillation, or stupidity. But it did not 
take some of them long to learn who was to be mas- 
ter. They found before many weeks that they were 
dealing with a shrewd and honest intellect, a firm 
will, and a large heart. Perhaps nowhere were 
these powers more clearly shown than in the hand- 
ling of his mistrustful and factious cabinet, made 
up of old-time Democrats and old-time Whigs and 
new-time Republicans, the strongest, most influen- 
tial man that he could muster, his 'happy family,' as 
he used to call them. Secretary Seward, the able 
and experienced statesman from the Empire State, 
was the first to learn his _ lesson. Mistaking Lin- 
coln's modesty for incompetence, he essayed to man- 
age the administr.ition. He revised the President's 
First Inaugural with a 'ready hand, cutting out whole 
paragraphs and adding others entirely dififerent. At 
the close of the first month he presented to the 
President a most extraordinary paper entitled 'Some 
Thoughts for the President's Consideration,' in 
which 'he said, in terms not over-diplomatic, that so 
far the administration seemed to be without any 
policy, foreign or domestic. It must pursue at once 
a novel and aggressive policy, changing the issue 
before the people from the extension of slavery to 



the saving of the union. It must declare war with 
France and Spain, and it must be somebody's busi- 
ness to pursue this policy incessantly. And he closed 
with the suggestive remarks, 'It is not in my espe- 
cial province, but I neither seek to evade or assume 
responsibility." This, as an English biographer 
aptly puts it, was like saying to Mr. Lincoln: 'You 
are doing as well as one could expect under your 
difficult circumstances ; but, this, my dear fellow, is 
a great crisis in our history. We need a man. Do 
you not think you had better ask me to help you, 
and step into your place in order to transact this 

It was in his reply to this insult that Lincoln 
showed his instinct for leadership. He did not ask 
for Mr. Seward's resignation as weaker men would 
have done ; he did not make public this marvelous 
memorandum as more impetuous Presidents would 
have done ; but to his Secretary who had thus placed 
himself at the President's mercy, he replied magnan- 
imously and firmly that already his policy had been 
clearly outlined in his inaugural, he saw no reason 
for changing it. and if any policy was to be pursued 
he as President must do it. He then put away the 
'Thoug'hts' among his private papers. The incident 
was closed. Nothing was heard of it by anyone for 
a quarter of a century. 

It was an inexplicable thing for an able states- 
man like Mr. Seward to do, but it revealed to him 
unmistakably the man with whom he was dealing, 
and from that time, be it said to 'his praise, he was 
the President's devoted subordinate. A few weeks 
later he wrote to his wife, "Executive skill and 
vigor are rare qualities. The President is the best 
of us." 

The Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon P.^ Chase 
of Ohio, was one of the strongest men in Lincoln's 
cabinet. Imposing in physique and presence, elo- 
quent, energetic and able, experienced as a Governor 
and a Senator, he came to the cabinet with a pres- 
tige that gave authority to his word. With a confi- 
dent willingness did the President turn over to him 
the exclusive management of the Government's 
finances ; for, although scrupulously honest about 
paying his debts, Lincoln 'lacked all money sense.' 
'Wealth,' he once early defined as 'superfluity of 
what we don't need.' And he governed himself 
accordingly. He had borrowed money to buy some 
"store clothes" and pay his initial expenses at Van- 
dali'a the first time he went to the State Legisla- 
ture, and he borrowed money to pay the expenses of 
his inauguration journey to Washington. 'Money,' 
said he, when a delegation of bankers came to dis- 
cuss an important financial question, 'I don't know 
anything about money ! I never had enoug'h of my 
own to fret me. Go to Secretary Chase; he is man- 
aging the finances.' And Mr. Chase undoubtedly 
did his task well, although it was an extremely dif- 
ficult one in those war times ; for, as Mr. Chase 
said, 'The spigot in Uncle Abe's barrel was twice 
as big as the bung hole.' So well indeed did he do 
his work that he got into that most dangerous of all 
attitudes ; he looked upon himself as an indispensa- 
ble man. LTnfortunately Mr. Chase had an over- 
weening ambition. The presidential bee buzzed in 
bis bonnet and buzzed so loud that often he could 
not 'hear the voice of his chief. Mr. Lincoln at first 
closed his eyes to these shortcomings and when his 
friends told him of Mr. Chase's disloyalty he turned 
them off with, 'That reminds me of a story:' 

'You were brought up on a farm, were you not? 
Then you know what a "cliin fly" is. My brother 
and I were once plowing corn on a Kentucky farm, 
I driving the borse and he holding the plow. The 
horse was lazy ; but on one occasion rushed across 
the field so that I, with my long legs, could scarcely 
keep pace with him. On reaching the end of the 
furrow, I found an enormous chin fly fastened upon 
him and I knocked it off. My brother asked me 
what I did that for. I told bim I didn't want the 
old horse bitten in that way. "Why," said my 
brother, "that's all that made him go." Now, if Mr. 
Chase has a presidential chin fly biting him, I'm 
not going to knock him off if it will only make his 
department go." 

But after a while so maddening was the sting that 
the public weal demanded that Mr. Lincoln knock 
off the chin fly. And the patience and magnanimity 
and political sacagity with which he did this would 
alone mark him as a masterful leader. 

But probably Mr. Lincoln's supreme accomplish- 
ment in the mastery of a strong nature, in changing 
disgust and hatred to esteem and good will was the 
control of his leonine Secretary of War, Mr. Stan- 
ton. Mr. Lincoln's first meeting with his future 
Secretary was not prophetic of good fellowship. 
They were associate counsel in a famous law case 
in Cincinnati. Although at that time Lincoln had 
a high standing as a lawyer in his own state, he was 
not well known outside of it and Mr. Stanton was 
inclined to deride his unkempt appearance. Indeed, 
Mr. Lincoln heard him inquire, "Where did that 
long-armed creature come from and what can he 
expect to do in this case?" Years later, when Mr. 
Lincoln became President, Mr. Stanton, retiring 
from Buchanan's cabinet, resumed the practice of 
law in Washington and his criticism of Mr. Lincoln 
was caustic and unceasing. He accused the admin- 
istration of imbecility and fraud. He called 
the President 'a low. cunning clown,' 'the original 
gorilla,' and often said that 'DuChaillu was a fool 
to wander all the way to Africa in search of, what 
he already could have found in Springfield, 111." 
But in 1862 'Mr. Lincoln saw in Mr. Stanton a force- 
ful, determined, tireless patriot, whose services the 
country needed, and casting to the winds all per- 
sonal animosity, he asked him to become a member 
of his official family. It boded ill for the harmony 
of his cabinet many thouglit, and some remon- 
strated with the President ; but he, as usual, was 
'reminded of a little story.' 

'We may bave to treat him,' he said, 'as they are 
sometimes obliged to treat . a Methodist min- 
ister out West. He gets wrought up to so high a 
pitch of excitement in his prayers and exhortations 
that they are obliged to put bricks in his pockets 
to keep him down. We may be obliged to treat 
Stanton the same way but I guess we'll let him jump 
a little while first.' 

Mr. Stanton at times surely did jump; he ob- 
jected, expostulated, fumed and roared. But with 
masterful skill the President when necessary, put 
the bricks into his pockets ; or to change the figure, 
'ploughed around' 'Mars,' as he called his War 
Secretary. Now it was a tactfully wc)rded request; 
now it was a patient waiting; again it was a gen- 
erous concession 01 a humble remonstrance ; but 

1 See Eothschiia's "Lincoln, Master of Men." 
[Continued on page 220, second column] 






WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 

Managing Editor 


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Vol. XXXVIII. FEBRUARY 19, 1909 No. 26 

After a little study of the' 
A Small Matter of subject it is possible to say 
Vital Importance definitely what prevents a 

bridge from giving away 
under the press of traffic or what influences 
avert the total collapse of a set of packed 
bleachers. To carry this investigation a trifle 
further, however, by endeavoring to assert 
precisely what conditions foster and maintain 
college spirit involves a discussion to which a 
perfectly satisfactory answer could scarcely be 
returned. One attribute, at least, plays a 
salient part in conserving the spirit of a col- 
lege and that attribute is well grounded, 
sharply defined college traditions. Too much 
emphasis cannot be laid on the rigid main- 
tenance of college traditions. There is a ten- 
dency among some of the upperclassmen here 
at Bowdoin to good-naturedly pull a Fresh- 
man out of chapel before the other classes 
have filed out. That we should notice so small 
an affair may seem rather uncalled for, but 
we feel our protest will be justified when the 
case is more closely considered. We stand for 
the rigid enforcement of traditions. To vio- 

late even to a slight degree an old custom is a 
small matter in its place, but such a violation 
soon becomes a precedent and in consequence 
it gradually extends itself over the entire field 
of college tradition. Laxity in one particular 
invites laxity in all departments. As a matter 
of form, then, we trust that this practice will 
be discontinued lest it spread further and 
cheapen Bowdoin traditions. 


[Continued from page 219] 
sometimes it was a firm command : 'Let this be 
done at once. A. L.' And then the order was 
obeyed. There were sides of the President's char- 
acter, his humor, for example, which the Secretary 
of War could never have understood had they lived 
together a thousand years, but without doubt Mr. 
Stanton spoke in sincerity when, standing in the 
presence of death, he said : 'There lies the most per- 
fect ruler of men die world has ever seen.' 

It was thus with sagacity, humor, patience, firm- 
ness and sincerity that Lincoln mastered great men. 
Not less was his instinct for leadership seen in his 
dealings with common folk. He has been called tlie 
Great Commoner. To him it was a title of nobility ; 
for he loved the plain people. No man knew them 
better than he; he was born among them and bred 
among them, indeed was ever of them, 'a common 
man — with genius.' He had eaten their food, sat 
by their firesides, rocked their cradles, dug in their 
fields, argued in their grocery stores, watched by 
their sick and buried their dead ; he knew their ways 
of living, their methods of reasoning, their vernacu- 
lar, their superstitions and bigotry and petty 
meannesses, their rough strength, their common 
sense, their pleasures and wishes and sorrows. And 
with all he 'believed in them and they in him. To 
them President Lincoln was ever a friend at court. 
No bar of official pride or circumstance kept them 
from him. He was always accessible, ready to hear 
their complaints, and sympathize with their bereave- 
ments. To the common soldier he was always Father 
Abraham ; to the common citizen Plonest Abe Lin- 
coln. To liim they were not subjects but friends. 
They were a jury of peers before whom he argued 
his case. They mig-fit sometimes be moved by pas- 
sion and misled by error, but their hearts were riglit. 
'You could fool some of them all of tlie time, and 
all of them some of the time, hut you couldn't fool 
all of them all of the time.' In the "ultimate jus- 
tice of the people" he trusted. 'Is there,' said he, 
'any better or equal hope in the world?' 

'How beautiful to see 

Once more a sliepherd of mankind indeed 

Who loved his charge 

His was no lofty mountain-peak of mind. 

Thrusting to thin air o'er our cloudy bars, 

A seamark now, now lost in vapors blind. 

Broad prairie, rather, genial, level-lined. 

Fruitful and friendly for all human kind. 

Yet also nigh to heaven and loved of loftiest stars.' 

Lincoln was a master of men. He was that and 
more; 'he was master of a nohle English prose 
style. Yes. lie was more than that; he was master 



of himself. 'He that ruleth his spirit is greater 
than he that taketh a city.' Amid all the harrowing- 
perplexities of his administration, amid home sor- 
rows that cut deep into his soul, amid all the 
malicious, virulent attacks of his enemies and the 
treachery of those who professed to be his friends, 
how he kept his spirit sweet and his heart free from 
bitterness and guile. In a whirlwind he stood self- 
poised, keeping the little things small and the big 
things great ; not allowing convention or custom to 
rob him of his honesty or independence ; not allow- 
ing the restraints of office, the cruelties of war, or 
the meannesses of others to sour his humor, kill his 
kindness, or rob him of his humanity. 

And, world-old paradox, he was master of him- 
self because he recognized that he was not his own 
master. Whatever our theological beliefs may be, 
like it or not, no one of us can study thoroughly the 
life of this great man without being deeply impressed 
that more and more, as those dark days went by. 
his consciousness increased that he was but an in- 
strument in tine hands of God to do his will. 

Some of you, very likely all of you, soldiers, shook 
hands with Lincoln, and you had a chance to look 
into that wonderful face. I envy you that experience 
For I tell you if I could look into the living face and 
feel the power of the personality of but one great 
maker of America's history, I should choose, not 
Hamilton or Jefferson, or Webster, or Clay, or even 
Washington. I should dhoose Abra'ham Lincoln. 
His, I know, was not a face or figure that was 
always handsome or commanding as that of Jefifer- 
son or Webster or Washington. He was indeed 
often rated as ungainly and slouchy ; his clothes 
were generally ill-fitting. As he wore his little gray 
shawl and stove-pipe hat around Washington, 
we probably could not have called him beautiful. 
Perhaps, as some of you saw him in his tall hat and 
long coat, astride his horse reviewing the army, his 
was not a figure to excite admiration. But it. is the 
testimony of many that at times his homely face 
became suddenly handsome. Sometimes, those who 
were nearest to him say, when he was especially 
aroused, as when he was making his great speeches, 
his voice would grow mellow, his form would 
become erect and full of action, and his face suf- 
fused with light, because lie was fired by a sublime 

'Oh, how itjhey have lied about that man,' said 
one mother who came from 'his office after she had 
been pleading, and pleading successfully, for the life 
of her son. 'Why, they said he was homely I He 
is the handsomest man in all the world.' 

That scarred, homely face looks out at us to-day 
from the most momentous pages of American his- 
tory. That tall, rugged man towers supreme in the 
history of this Republic since the days of Washing- 
ton, standing as an ideal for all those who believe 
in genuineness and kindness, in equal opportunity 
for all men, black and white. 'Thus he stands 
before us all, erect but stooping a little, rapt in 
thought, w'ith kind, strong, inscrutable face.' 

'Great captains, with their guns and drums. 

Disturb our judgment for the hour, 

But at last silence comes : 
These all are gone, and standing like a tower, 
Our children shall bdiold his fame. 

The kindly-earnest, bfave. foreseeing man, 
Sagacious, paltient, dreading praise, not blame. 

New birth of our new soil, the first American.' 

At the conclusion of Profesor Mitchell's address, 
the Glee Club rendered "We Are Coming Father 
Abraham." Professor Johnson then introduced 
Professor Sills who read the following poem : 


God save the State ! And send us in our need 

'More men like him who during troublous time 
With patient courage in his word and deed 

Magnanimously wrought the task sublime. 
Heeding not praise nor blame, only the right, 

He bore the burden, and left a portrait great 
Wliereon all men may gaze and see the light 

Shine softly on his face who served the State. 

Today we call on those w'ho hate the State, 

The sullen, alien few who will not see 
The freedom that is ours, and won of late, 

Not license is, but law-bound liberty. 
To lay their hatred by, put strife aside, 

And seek to know how righteous is our law. 
Gaze on his face ! O take him for your guide, 

And see our country's kindness, as he saw. 


And ye wiho are suspicious of the State, 

Who know the cruelty of restless task, 
Who look upon the rich with eyes of hate, 

And feel that power and wealth, under the mask 
Of perjured justice, rule and sway the land. 

O lay not to our country this sin's charge. 
Gaze on his face ! and strive to understand 

How righteous is her mission, and how large ! 


And ye who are despairing of tlie State, 

Ye warped, if earnest, souls who often think 
That men are evil, worse the times of late. 

The country each year nearer ruin's brink ; 
What thougli Corruption boldly stalks abroad 

And puny men now strut where giants strode? 
Gaze on his face ! Truth ever routeth fraud 

And bringeth peace, though long and hard the 


All ye who are indiflferent to the State 

Who will not soil your lily hands to vote 
Nor join with better men the wrongs so great 
To right; who shun the battle and who quote 
"Not mine the thankless task, for all the signs 
Are bad." Ye lazy, lukewarm sons and tame 
Gaze on his face ! Mark well the rugged lines 

Made by hard toil ! Look long and take fresh 


And ye who now and then would serve the State, 

Whose bosoms glow, when flags are flying free, 
Ye vow your deeds your words shall some day 

But in great danger lies our liberty. 
Long is the task ; eternal ages wait 

While free men all their glorious battles fight. 
Gaze on his face ! Learn ere it be too late 

To toil, as he did toil, into the night. 




And ye who from your hearts do love the State, 

Whether in war or in the arts of peace 
Ye strive to make our country truly great, 

Know well all loyal efforts must not cease. 
For this Republic only standeth fast 

In men and in 'her freedom richly won. 
Gaze on his face ! Think on the mighty past 

And gird you for the work still to be done. 


The Function is Preceded by the Second College Tea — 

About Seventy=Flve Couples Enjoy the Last 

Junior Assembly of 1910 

The second and last junior assembly of the 
Class of 1910 was held in Memorial Hall on 
the evening of February 13. Quring the 
afternoon of that same day occurred the sec- 
ond college tea. The tea was held in Hub- 
bard Hall and its popularity was manifested 
by the large number of guests who came and 
went in a contintious stream between the 
hours of four and six. The guests were 
received by Mrs. W. A. Moody, Mrs. C. C. 
Hutchins, Mrs. Gs T. Files, Mrs. A. Johnson 
and Mrs. G. G. Wilder. , Hubbard was at- 
tractively decorated in commemoration of the 
Lincoln Anniversary. 

The dance in the evening:, like the tea in 
the afternoon, was a decided social success. 
Memorial Hall was tastefully and attractively 
decorated for the occasion bv various college 
and fraternity flag and banners while, in addi- 
tion to these, several larg:e American flags 
were draped in dififerent oarts of the hall in 
commemoration of the one-himdredth birth- 
day of Abraham Lincoln. In the southeast 
corner of the hall the patronesses received. 
They were Mrs. W. DeW. Hyde, Mrs. G. T. 
Little, Mrs. C. C. Hutchins, Mrs. G. T. Files 
and Mrs. F. W. Brown. The members of 
the committee of arransrements, G. C. Wes- 
ton. W. E. Atwood. S. F. Brown, C. N. Peters 
and L. L. Mikelsky, officiated as ushers. 
Among the young ladies, who were guests of 
the occasion, were : 

Miss Marion Lowell, Miss Alivia Dunn, Miss 
Pauline Litchfield of Lewiston, Miss Edith Dunn, 
Miss Evelyn Winship, Miss Genevieve Dwinal of 
Auburn, Miss Louise Weatherill, Miss Helen Eaton, 
Miss Sue Winchell, Miss Edith Weatherill, Miss 
Bertha Stetson, Miss Margaret Sutherland. Miss 
Virginia Woodbury, Miss Frances Skolfield, Miss 
Ma'bel Davis, Miss Frances Little, Mrs. Frances 
Little, Miss Beatrice Henley, Miss Beatrice Hacker, 
Miss Emily Felt, Miss Marion Drew, Miss Ethel 
Webb, Miss Anne Johnson. Miss Elizabeth Lee, 
Miss Mary Brooks, Miss Dorothy Johnson, Miss 

Marguerite Hutchins of Brunswick, Miss Mildred 
Fides of Orrs Island. Miss Molly Sullivan, Miss 
Agnes Green, Miss Josephine Forham, Miss Ade- 
laide Mitchell, Miss Marion Hansen, Miss Jeanette 
Peters, Miss Margaret .Starbird, Miss Ethel Mc- 
Conky, Miss Lena Curtis, Miss Dorothy Clay, Miss 
Mabel Estes, Miss Rose Tyler, Miss Adams, Miss 
Marion Coneer, Miss Mary Clark. Mrs. H. W. 
Rich. Miss Frances Skolfield, Miss Florence Coffey. 
Miss Marion Wheeler, Miss Marion Hammond of 
Portland, Miss Gladys Smith of Woodfords, Miss 
Ruth Davenport of Hanover, Mass., Miss Lucile 
Neil of Baltimore, Miss Edith Lynda of Melrose, 
Mass., Mrs. Clyde E. Richardson of Lisbon Falls, 
Miss Alice Bailey, Miss Clara Bailey of Machias, 
Miss Molly Woodcock, Miss Lynette Parsons of 
Bangor, Miss Alice Garland, Miss Theresa Newbert 
of Augusta, Miss Florence Marsh of Dixfield, Miss 
Helen F. Estill of Colorado Springs, Col., Miss Har- 
riet Kelsey, Miss Viola Dixon of Freeport, Miss 
Florence Andrews, Miss Madeline Clifford, Miss 
Helen Crosby, Miss Margaret Goodman, Miss 
Eleanor Leydon, Miss Dorothy Duncan of Bath, 
Miss Agnes Campbell of Mechanic Falls, Miss Helen 
B. Channing, Miss Sarah Williams of Albany. N. 
Y., Miss Charlotte Hayden of Raymond, Miss Mar- 
tha Simmons of Rockland, Mrs. Brown of Water- 
town, N. Y., Miss Gladys Mahar of Topsham, Miss 
Avesia Stone of Lynn, Mass., and Miss Christine 
Kennison of Waterville. 


To the Editors of the Orient: 

I have just been reading, in the Outlook of 
the thirteenth instant, two articles about Lin- 
coln, one of which raises a question which the 
other answers. From the question and the 
answer taken together, I venture to extract a 
suggestion for the undergraduate readers of 
the Orient : 

The question was how, in the absence of 
school or college training, Lincoln attained 
his remarkable proficiency in the use of Eng- 
lish, and the article containing the question 
says it "has never yet been answered." Nev- 
ertheless, it was answered, very completely 
and satisfactorily, in the same number of the 
Outlook. It seems, according to the other 
article, that Lincoln had a "passion for knowl- 
edge," which drove him to the reading of the 
very few books within his reach. But those 
books included the Bible, Aesop's Fables, 
"Robinson Crusoe," "Pilgrim's Progress," 
Weem's "Life of Washington," and, later, 
the writings of Burns and Shakespeare; and 
they were sufficient. And to the "passion for 
knowledge," he added a "passion for expres- 
sion." "He covered with his rude chirogra- 
phy every bit of surface about him that could 
take writing: bits of paper, flat sides of logs, 



the wooden shovel where it had been scraped 
and presented a clean surface. Everything 
that could take his mark bore that mark, and 
he was surrounded by a kind of informal reg- 
istry of thoughts, knowledge, suggestions, 
illustrations." And "it became a habit with 
him to put plain works in place of complex 
ones, Saxon words in place of Latin deriva- 
tives, the vernacular in place of the special 
dialects of cultivated people. There could 
not have been a more skilfully devised train- 
ing than this which he imposed upon him- 
self." And to the passion for knowledge and 
expression, he added the "passion for talk- 
ing." "Wherever he was, a discussion was 
always going on," and "men were eager to 
listen to him." 

All this does not fully account for such 
products of his pen as the letters to Horace 
Greeley and Carl Schurz, and to the Massa- 
chusetts mother whose five sons "died glo-' 
riously on the field of battle," or the Gettys- 
burg speech, or the second inaugural, but it 
leaves no mystery about the question I have 
quoted. "The absence of school or college 
training" was an obstacle to his mastery of 
the art of expression, but an obstacle that 
could not withstand the methods he used to 
overcome it. He lacked opportunities, but he 
had something better. 

For a good many years, I have remem- 
bered what Whipple said, in his introduction 
to "Webster's Great Speeches," about the racy 
and idiomatic English which the average col- 
lege student uses in his talk about a subject 
which really interests him, but which is some- 
how absent from his "themes." I know 
something about that, for, as an undergrad- 
uate of Bowdoin, I have written lifeless 
"themes" of the kind Whipple deplored, and, 
as an instructor in rhetoric, have corrected 
similar "themes," when written by others. 
The fundamental lack in such cases is interest 
in the work, the passion to do the best of 
which one is capable. It is true that without 
clear thought, deep convictions, and high 
spiritual qualities, the "passion for knowledge 
and expression" cannot result in literature, 
but it is marvelous what it can do even in the 
case of the average man, or the average col- 
lege student. Certainly that passion, aided 
or not by the opportunities which Lincoln 
lacked, might make of our English tongue a 
far more efficient instrument than most of us 
do make of it. 


The Recipient is Well Deserving of the Honor — His 
Course of Action Not Yet Decided Upon 

The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Fellowship in 
Belle Lettres has been awarded to Jasper Jacob 
Slahl of the Class of 1909. This fellowship pro- 
vides for one year's study in either this country or 
abroad and it is the gift of Mr. Longfellow's daugh- 
ters. As his plans stand now, Mr. Stahl will utilize 
his good fortune for the purpose of making a 
thorough study of general literature. He intends 
to emphasize particularly his work in Germanic lit- 
erature. The university at which he will carry on 
his course of study has not yet been decided upon by 
him, but as matters stand at present the choice lies 
between Harvard and a certain European Univer- 

The selectors of the Longfellow fellow from the 
Class of 1909 could scarcely have chosen a more 
deserving recipient for the honor which they had to 
bestow.Mr. Stahl has, during his four years, been 
active in the literary life of the college. Since his 
Freshman year he has been an active member of the 
Orient Board and during the later part of his 
Sophomore and the whole of his Jimior year and till 
the expiration of his term in his Senior year, he was 
a prominent member of the Quill Board. Besides 
these activities, he has been a strong figure in debat- 
ing circles. 

February 15, 1909. 

Barrett Potter. 


Faculty Make a Suggestion which is Adopted by the 
Undergraduate Council 

At a recent faculty meeting, the ainend- 
ment to the Athletic Council's Constitution as 
proposed by the Undergraduate Council, was 
rejected. The rejection was occasioned 
because of the phrase "any other candidates" 
which phrase occurred in the original amend- 
ment. The faculty suggested that "one other 
candidate" be substituted for "any other can- 
didates." In this connection the faculty felt 
that the words "any other" were too flexible 
and might lead to chaos and misconstruction 
in future cases which arise. This suggestion 
was adopted by the Undergraduate Council, 
so that the supposed amendment to Article 5, 
Section 3 of the constitution now reads 

"The Athletic Council may nominate, in 
addition to the two regular candidates for 
Manager or Assistant Manager of an athletic 
team, one other candidate whose name shall 
be recommended by the Undergraduate Ad- 
visory Council." The entire section will 
then read as follows : 

Art. 5, Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of this 
body to nominate from the members of the 



incoming Jmiior Class two (2) candidates 
for Manager, and from the incoming Sopho- 
more Class two (2) candidates for Assistant 
Manager, of. each athletic team from whom 
a choice must be made as provided in Art. 6, 
Sec. 2, of the Constitution of the Bowdoin 
College Athletic Association. The Athletic 
Council may nominate in addition to the two 
regular candidates for Manager or Assistant 
Manager of an athletic team, one other candi- 
date whose name shall be recommended by 
the Undersrraduate Advisory Council. 


The second meeting of the Massachusetts Cluh for 
the college year was held last Saturday evening at 
the Zeta Psi House. Dr. Copeland gave a very 
interesting talk on Owls and Hawks, illustrating the 
lecture by stereopticon pictures frotn photographs 
taken by himself and a friend near his home. He 
also had specimens of the Barred Owl, the Horned 
Owl, the Red Shouldered Hawk, known commonly 
as the Hen Hawk, and the Long Skinned Hawk. 
Besides giving other interesting information, Dr. 
Copeland said that the Hen Hawk is not the terrible 
bane of farmers it ■ is popularly supposed to be, but 
on the contrary is the least destructive of all hawks. 
The lecture closed with a set of views of the Osprey, 
which Dr. Copeland characterized as probably the 
best of that bird in existence. Mr. Hastings oper- 
ated the lantern. Refreshments of punch, fancy 
crackers, cigars, and cigarettes were served. Ac- 
cording to custom the meeting broke up with the 
old-fashioned Virginia Reel, which on these occa- 
sions possesses much more hilarity and fun than 
grace of execution. The next meeting will be held 
at the Delta Upsilon House on the Saturday after 
the indoor meet, for the purpose of giving sub- 
Freshmen from Massachusetts an opportunity to see 
college life from a social as well as an athletic 
aspect, and to offer them as strong inducement as 
possible to make Bowdoin their Alma Mater. 



Adjourns in Ethics. 

Election of Senior Squad Leader. 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs Concert al 

8.30 A.M. 
4.30 P.M. 
8.00 P.M. 


2.30 P.M. 
8,00 P.M. 


8.15 P.M. 
pire, Lewiston. 


Glee Club spends tlie day at Good Will Farm. 

4.00 P.M. Meeting of Bible Class in Mr. Scott's 

5.00 P.M. Professor Woodruff speaks at chapel. 
Violin solo by Kendrie, 'lo. 


Make-up gymnasium work. 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs Concert at 

"The Talk of New York" at the Em- 


Washington's BirtHiday — National Holiday. 
7.00 P.M. Musicale in the Art Building. 
8.15. Glee and Mandolin Clubs Concert at Skow- 


2.30 P.M. Make-up gymnasium work. 
8.00 P.M. Glee and Mandolin Clubs Concert at 


Glee and Mandolin Clubs return. 


4.30 P.M. Men wllio wish to try for the Fresh- 
man relay team which will run against the Bates, 
'12, team at the Bates Meet, will report at fhe gyin. 

7.00 P.M. Y. M. C. A. meeting in Y. M. C. A. 
room. Illustrated address on "Experiences at the 
Army Posts of Maine" by W. A. Dunmore, State 
Y. M. C. A. Army Secretary. 


3.00-5.00 P.M. Reception at the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon House. 

8.00 P.M. Dance at the Delta Kappa Epsilon 

8.00 P.M. Informal dance at the Delta Upsilon 

Something New 


73 Maine St. 

We make a Specialty of Shirt Worli 
Velvet flnisli. Try it. 

Agents in College: Edward O. Lelgli, 
Kiipp.i Sigma House; Frank Smilli, So\ilh 
Appleton; William Holt, 3 Soulh Applelon 

r O W N S E N D 

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loyal Tailors of New York. Ave 
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University of V ermont Coile ge of liAedicine 

The fifty-seventh annual session of the College will open 
about November ist, 1909, and continue eight months. 

A New Building with 

Large, well equipped Laboratories, 
Commodious Lecture Halls, 
Pleasant Recitation Rooms, 

Every Facility for Instruction. 


For Announcement and further information, address 

J. N. JENNE, M.D., Secretary 





NO. 27 


The Annual Up State Trip Attended by its Usual Good 

Results — Press Comments Favorably Upon 

Work of Both Clubs 

The Musical Clubs left Brunswick with 
thirty-one men on last Wednesday afternoon, 
for their annual trip to Bangor. The first con- 
cert was at Dexter and here a generous snow- 
storm gave the fellows plenty of exercise in 
tugging their suit-cases in the dark over the 
drifted hills of Dexter and also made the 
smallness of the crowd excusable. The pro- 
gram, however, was well received, nearly 
every number receiving an encore. At sun- 
up the Maine Central bore a sleepy crowd of 
fellows to Bangor for dinner at the Penobscot 
Exchange and then took them to Oldtown to 
a larger though less enthusiastic crowd. From 
Friday noon until Saturday afternoon the clubs 
were entertained in Bangor and here were 
especially desirous of giving a good concert 
since the University of Maine Clubs had occu- 
pied the same hall the night before. Every 
piece was heartily applauded and the flatter- 
ing notices in the Bangor papers the next day 
made the clubs feel that they had worthily rep- 
resented Bowdoin in the Queen City. The 
clubs were royally entertained at Good Will 
Farm over Sunday through the courtesy of 
Mr. G. W. Hinckley and gave a concert on 
Saturday night to one 'hundred and fifty home- 
less children. This was easily the most appre- 
ciative and the most enjoyed of the audiences. 
Monday night the concert was in the fine new 
opera house at Skowhegan — now one of the 
best play-houses in the state — and here again 
the crowd was small as in Dexter. The last 
concert was Tuesday night in Augusta where 
a legislative Assembly took a large part of the 
customary Bowdoin crowd away. The mid- 
night brought the fellows back to Brunswick 
tired but happy. With the exception of Good 
Will Farm the local managers all gave enjoy- 
able dances in honor of the clubs and this one 
exception afforded a much needed rest. 

In speaking of the work of the clubs both 
the Bangor and Augusta papers were enthu- 
siastic. In general the mandolin club seems 
to have received the lion's share of the praise, 
the criticism of the Glee Club being that it was 
weak in the tenor section. Mr. Stone as 
reader proved to be a find. At every perform- 
ance he was called back five and si.x times. 
The following from the Kennebec Journal is 
significant of the keen enthusiasm with which 
the concert was received at Augusta: "In all 
departments the clubs are well balanced and 
strong, 'but special praise is due the Mandolin 
Club. Mr. Stone, the reader, was called back 
a half dozen times. Probably the most artistic 
work of the evening was the violin solo by Mr. 

The season's program follows : 


1. Opening Song: We'll Sing to Old Bowdoin 

Fogg, '02 
Glee and Mandolin Ckrbs 

2. jMarch : The Assembly Eiio 

Mandolin Club 


Drinking Song 

Glee Club 



Violin Solo 

Mr. Kellogg 



Cavalier Songs 


Mr, Stone and Glee 



Gavotte : The INIagician 

Mandolin Club 




Polly and the Cow 


Glee Club 


Bolero : Spanish Gaiety 


Messrs. Stone, Roberts, Weatherill, Cole, 
of the Mandolin Club 

3. Reading Selected 

Mr. Stone 

4. With a Fresh Breeze hinders 

Glee Club 

5. Ballet: Flight of the Birds Rice 

Mandolin Club 

6. College Songs : (a) Bowdoin Beata Pierce, 'g6 

(b) Phi Chi 
Glee and Mandolin Clubs ^ 




The Debate is Won by the Negative 

The Bradbury Prize Debate was held last 
Tuesday evening- in Memorial Hall on the 
proposition that the naval policy of President 
Roosevelt should be adopted by the country. 

Mr. Phillips who opened for the affirmative 
briefly introduced the question and outlined 
the case for his side. His line of proof was 
on the trend of the United States towards 
expansion. His argument was remote in its 
treabnent and he failed to convince the audi- 
ence that the question was one of any interest 
to it. 

Mr. Brewster, who opened for the nega- 
tive, very effectively turned the preceding 
speaker's sole authority to good accounts for 
himself and then proceeded to establish the 
position of the American Navy as second 
among the World Powers; Brewster's second 
point was that the President's policy could 
only be realized to the country at a cost of 
$150,000,000. He was very fair in his treat- 
ment, his authorities were well chosen, but he 
lacked that life and force which breeds con- 

Mr. liawes resumed the case for the affirma- 
tive but failed to meet his predecessor's argu- 
ment and to restate the affirmative case in the 
light of what had gone before. Hawes, then, 
attempted to shoy that arbitration could not 
be said to offer any promise of effective settle- 
ment of national dispute and war was probable 
at any time. 

Mr. Readey continued Brewster's good 
work in adaptation by turning the affirmative's 
own authorities against them. He then pro- 
ceeded to show that such an increase as pro- 
posed would be useless in view of the fact that 
men and auxiliaries could not be procured to 
place them on a fighting basis. He showed 
wherein the President's plan for strengthening 
personnel would not work, and then pointed 
out that whereas naval authorities disagreed 
on the best type of ship it would be better to 
consider seriously rather than rush ahead 
blindly. Readey's superiority was marked in 
his fluency and fine bearing. 

Mr. Adams concluded for the affirmative by 
calling on the negative for a constractive case 
and then proved that the President's plan was 
feasible. Fie showed four ways by which the 
enlistments could be increased and refuted the 
expense argument brought forward by the 
first negative speakers. Adams' work was 
marked by its clearness and cogency, but he 
lost in effectiveness by his repetition and lack 
of vigor in delivery. 

Mr. Goodspeed closed for the negative by 
reviewing the basis on which the President's 
theory rested. He pointed out that the Presi- 
dent advocated an increase of four battleships 
on the assumption that the Hague Conference 
had failed. Goodspeed then showed the 
marked advance of this conference towards 
peace and pointed out that the trend of all civ- 
ilized countries was towards settlement of dif- 
ferences by such methods. He concluded by 
summarizing the negative case. Mr. Good- 
speed's argument was clear, emphatically and 
persuasively delivered. 

In rebuttal the experience of the negative 
team was immediately apparent. Readey's 
argument, while fluent, lacked substance. 
Phillips got slightly away from his question 
and failed to relate his new evidence to the 
point at issue. Goodspeed's rebuttal was 
largely a continuation of his case in the first 
speech. He emphasized the fact that war was 
improbable, and was rendered more remote by 
our new commercial treaty with Japan. Hawes 
showed what was a seeming inconsistency and 
then advocated cutting down naval appropria- 

Brewster and Adams, respectively closed 
the negative and affirmative cases. Brew- 
ster's work, while logical and fair, was pre- 
sented too abruptly and was neither finished or 
persuasive. Adams' work was very effective. 
I-Iis analysis was splendid and in the brief 
time allotted he came pretty close to reducing 
the whole negative case to an absurdity. 

The judges, who were Ploward R. Ives, 
Esq., of Portland, Prof. W. T. Foster and 
Prof. A. B. liastings, awarded the prize of 
forty dollars to the negative. The speakers 
chosen to represent Bowdoin against Wesley- 
an University were: Charles Francis y\.dams, 
'12, of Auburn; Ernest Leroy Goodspeed, '09, 
of Randolph, and Ralph Owen Brewster, '09, 
of Dexter. The men were chosen by the 
judges in the order named. 




Professor Q. C. Chase of the University of Maine to 
Deliver a Series of Eight Lectures 

The course of eight lectures on Roman Nu- 
mismatics which are to be given by Professor 
George Colby Chase, Ph.D., of the University 
of Maine will open Monday evening, March 

I. Following are the subjects of the lectures: 

1. The Study of Coins. 

2. Ancient Money and Coin Technique. 

3. The Bronze and Silver Standards at 

4. From the Punic Wars to Julius Caesar. 

5. From Caesar to Nero. 

6. The Age of the Antonines. 

7. The Thirty Tyrants. 

8. The Reforms of Diocletian and the Age 
of Constantine. 

The first two lectures are introductory ; the 
first will include both ancient and modern 
coinage, and should be interesting and instruc- 
tive from both standpoints. Professor Chase 
will bring an admirable collection of coins 
which will be on exhibition during the course. 
The lectures are to be lield in the Geology 
Room and will be illustrated by the spectro- 
scope. The Latin IV. will be adjourned for 
that week and a requirement will be made that 
the men in the course attend at least four of 
the lectures. Admission is free to both stu- 
dents and townspeople. 


The seventy-seventh annual convention of 
the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity was held 
recently under the auspices of the Union 
Chapter. The program for the week was as 
follows : 

Wednesday, February 17, 8 p.m. — Recep- 
tion and smoker at the Chapter House on the 
Union Campus. 

Thursday, February 18, 9.30 a.m. — Open- 
ing session of convention at St. Paul's Tem- 
ple, 440 State Street. 12.30 p.m. — Luncheon 
to delegates by Union Chapter at the Chapter 
House. 2.30 P.M. — Convention session. 6 
P.M. — ^Country dinner to all Alpiha Deltas at 
the Mohawk Golf Club. 8.15 p.m. — Theater 
party at Van Curler Opera House. 

Friday, February 19, 9.30 a.m. — ^Conven- 
tion session. 2 p.m. — ^Convention session. 
3.30 to 5.30 P.M. — Reception at the home of 

Lee W. Case, 730 Union Street. 7.30 p.m. — 
Annual dinner at the Hotel Ten Eyck, Albany. 

Saturday, February 20, 9.30 a.m. — Conven- 
tion session if necessary. 9 p.m. — Dance for 
all Alpha Delts in the Chapter House on the 
Union Campus. 

The business sessions of the convention 
were presided over by the president of the fra- 
ternity, Francis S. Stetson of New York. The 
Bowdoin Chapter was represented by several 
of its alumni and by I. L. Rich, '09, and A. 
W. Hughes, '09, as delegates. 

Professor Woodruff Speaks on Mendelssohn 

Professor Woodruff gave an interesting talk 
on Felix Mendelssohn before the Faculty Club 
on the evening of February 22. The meeting 
was held at the Walker Art Building. Prof. 
Woodruff began his talk by giving a brief 
summary of the life of Mendelssohn. He in- 
dicated with some emphasis that, although 
Mendelssohn was widely sought as a musician 
in England, France and Italy, he nevertheless 
had a strong Germanic temperament and his 
heart ever turned to his home. 

In ■ speaking of his rank as a musician, 
Professor Woodruff said that many of the 
great musician's critics had accused him of 
being superficial and popular and this charge. 
Prof. Woodruff thought, was well founded. 
But, the speaker continued, in order to do full 
justice to Mendelssohn, the fact has to be 
admitted that he composed same pieces which 
were above this impeachment. Professor 
Woodruff felt that there could be no doubt 
that Mendelsso'hn ranked high in the second 
class of musicians, though he can scarcely be 
given rank in the first class. 

At the conclusion of Professor Woodruff's 
remarks, the following musical program 
was rendered. 

1. Overture — A Calm Sea and a Happy Voyage. 

2. Third Movement (Allegretto from the Italian 

3. Nocturne from the Midsummer Night's 

4. a. Huntsman Song. 

b. Rondo Capriccioso. 
$. Tenor Aria from the Elijah — If with all your 

6. Allegro Vivace from the Reformation Sym- 

Clarinet and Piano 

7. Andante from the Violin Concerto 

Violin and Piano 







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Managing Editor 

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FEBRUARY 26, 1909 

No. 27 

An Unwelcome 

A not unknown but hith- 
erto Httle indulged form of 
chapel disturbance has re- 
cently crept back from its den of obscurity and 
has been gradually fusing its germs into the 
feet of some of the underclassmen. This use- 
less parasite is known as diapel wooding. The 
best Bowdoin Undergraduate sentiment has 
for some time been directly opposed to this 
unrefined method of expressing discontent 
during the chapel exercises. 

The past reasons for condemning this prac- 
tice are too numerous for enumeration. Two, 
however, may be mentioned. It was formerly 
felt that there was a time and place for every- 
thing and the chapel, by the very connotation 
of the name, was never the legitimate place 
for wooding. I^urthermore, visitors in chapel 
are not infrequent and their impression of a 
college group which punctuates a speaker's 
remarks with heel and steampipe scarcely 
needs to be mentionefl. It is obvious that few 
antics will make a worse impression on even 
the most broad-minded occupier of the visitors' 
f(jrms. The same reasons which formerly 

discredited chapel wooding still hold good. 
What reflected on the college then reflects on 
the college now and the increased denomina- 
tional elasticity of the college does not give 
increased license to undignified outbursts with- 
in the chapel walls. 

The Provisional ^^1^^ , Provisional football 
Football Schedule f^^^^'"'^ ^"^ ^909 wh>ch 
for 1909 " •'scently made 

publ'c, reflects credit upon 
its constructor. We note with pleasure that 
Dartmouth appears among the list of games. 
During the past few years, Bowdoin and Dart- 
mouth have not met in football. This resump- 
tion of football relations should be an arrange- 
ment which will prove agreeable to both col- 
leges. One of the excellent features which 
this schedule presents is the Saturday date 
which is set for the Harvard game. In pre- 
vious years, Bowdoin has played Harvard mi 
a mid-week date and the result has been 
the men, who were scarcely over their stiffnes.^ 
of the previous Saturday game, have been only 
rendered the more indisposed by this hard con- 
test. As to length, the schedule is admirable. 
A less number of games would be unsatisfac- 
tory and a greater number of games would be 
inexpedient. Another pleasing feature of the 
schedule is the closing date with Tufts. The 
game is one of interest and the date, Novem- 
ber 20, gives a legitimate time for the pla_\'ing 
of the last game. Hitherto it has been the cus- 
tom for the football season to close at the end 
of the second week in November, a date for 
closing which was not common to other col- 
leges and therefore not abreast of the times. 
Individualism is legitimate but it should be 
exercised with care since it tends to localism, 
and localism is not conducive to the expansive 
growth of a college. 


Some six hundred members of the Theta 
Delta Chi fraternity, coming from all parts of 
the United States and from Canada, assem- 
bled in Boston the latter part of last week and 
the first part of this week to hold the .sixty- 
first annual convention of their fraternity. 
The convention opened on Saturday, Febru- 
ary 20, with business sessions in both the fore- 
noon and the afternoon, but the evening of 
that day was devoted to pleasure which took 
ibe form of a smoker, held at the .Vmerican 



House under the auspices of the New 
England Association. 

On Sunday, Memorial Service was held in 
Parish Hall, Trinity Church,, Copley Square. 
A large theatre party was held at Keith's the 
afternoon of Washington's Birthday, the 
morning having been wholly given up to a 
business session. Tuesda3^ February 23, was 
devoted entirely to business sessions while in 
the evening of that day the convention ban- 
quet was held at the Hotel Somerset. The 
headquarters of the convention was the Hotel 
Bellevue. From the Eta Charge at Bowdoin, 
about twenty men attended the convention. 
The delegates who represented the Charge 
were H. Atwood, '09, and J. F. Flam- 
burger, '10. 

ColleGC IRotes 

Fiske, '09, is working in Nason's grocery 

J. A. Stetson, ex-'og, is employed in the 
Bath Iron Works. 

C Matthews, '10, who has been teaching at 
Fryeburg Academy, has retiu'ned to college. 

Robbins, '11, and Pierson, '11, have gone to 
Gardiner to work for the American Ice Co. 

An account of the famous bicycle trip 
made in Africa by Crossland, '10, appeared in 
last Saturday's Lctviston JournaJ. 

Prof. Henry L. Johnson represents the col- 
lege at a meeting of the Aroostook Alumni 
Association, held in Portland to-day. 

Carroll D. Wright, President of Clark Col- 
lege, died in Worcester, Mass., last Saturday, 
at the age of 68. 

Two University of Alaine undergraduate 
engineers are working on the bridge between 
Topsham and Brunswick. 

Joseph Wogan, ex-'o/, who is employed in 
the United Shoe Machinery Co., was visiting 
college last Thursday and Friday. 

FI. G. Lowell, e.x-'o7, is employed by the 
DuPont-Nemours Powder Company of Ches- 
ter, Pa. 

The Hastings Bill, which has occasioned 
much discusion in the State Legislature dur- 
ing the past week, and which proposes a com- 
pulsory jail sentence for all rumsellers, was 
introduced by Henry H. Flastings of the Class 
of 1890. 

Edward Abner Thompson, who gave a 
recital before the Saturday Club, last evening, 
was formerly a student at Bowdoin in the 
Class of 1891. 

The current number of the Yale Revictv 
contains an extended review of "The Govern- 
ment of England," the new book of President 
Lowell by Professor Allen Johnson. 

At the Sophomore class meeting held Feb. 
iSth, Macomber of Augusta, Me., was elected 
leader of the class squad, and Hyler of Rock- 
land, Me., was elected pianist. 

At the Freshman Class meeting held 
Wednesday, Feb. 17, Seward Joseph Marsh, v/; 
of Farmington, was elected Squad Leader and 
Carl Dana Skillin, of Hallowell, Pianist. 

The mandolin quartet, consisting of Stone, 
Weatherill, Roberts and Cole, played at the 
Pastime, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 
evenings of this week. 

Prof. G. T. Files gave a lecture on "German 
Byways" before the Sagadahoc County 
Teachers' Convention, which was held in 
Bath, last Friday. 

The death of Hiland L. Fairbanks, Esq., '95, 
of Bangor, occurred last Monday after a short 
illness. During his course at Bowdoin he 
became known as one of the most famous foot- 
ball players in the country. 

Dr. Burnett is cond