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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 9, 1909 



NO. I 



THE SPRING BASEBALL TRIP 

Bowdoin Thrice Defeated, but Gets Some Much=Needed 

Early Practice — Brown Game Canceled 

on Account of Rain 

The baseball team left Brunswick, Friday 
afternoon, March 26, for the annual vacation 
trip to play Fordham, Princeton, New York 
University and Brown. From Saturday until 
Tuesda" the fellows enjoyed the use of the 
Harvard field and were cordialb' entertained 
on Saturday at the Harvard Varsity Club. A 
short practice game was held with Harvard in 
which all the pitchers were gven a try-out 
and in spite of the weather conditions which 
made good work impossible, the team got 
some useful and much-needed nractice out-of- 
doors. 

From Boston the team went to New York, 
Tuesday, by way of the Fall River line and 
on Wednesday played its first game with 
Fordham. 

Fordham, 6; Bowdoin, o 
Throughout the whole game the Bowdoin 
players showed lack of outdoor practice and 
team work and from the start they were at 
the mercy of the Fordham pitchers who 
proved to be very efifective. 
The summary : 

Fordham 

ab r h po a e 

Gardan, l.f 4 12000 

Coffee, s.s 5 o i i i o 

Mahonc)', p., cf 3 i o 2 I 

Egan, cf., p 4 I 2 o 

Scanlan, r.f 3 12000 

Becket, ib 4 o i 2 o 

E, Schiess, 3b 2 o o o 2 

Jackson, c 4 i 2 20 3 o 

McCaffrey, ab 2 00201 

Brown, 2ib i i o o o 



Total 



Bowdoin 



Wilson, c 3 

McDade, l.f 4 

Clifford, lb 4 

Harris, ss 3 

Manter, 2b 3 

Brooks, cf 3 

Bower, 3b 3 

Lawlis, r.f i 



Wandtke, r.f 2 

Holt, p 3 



Totals 

First base on balls- 
base hits — Scanlan, Egan 
by Mahoney, 13 ; Egan, 8, 



. . 29 o 24 9 I 

Off Holt, 5 ; Mahoney. Two- 
Struck out— By Holt, 6; 
Hit by pitcher, Mahoney. 



Princeton, 7; Bowdoin, 2 

Thursday morning the team left New York 
for Princeton Junction and in the afternoon 
played its second game. 

A great improvement was shown by Bow- 
doin in batting since they outbatted Princeton 
6 to 3, but the team work was still ragged and 
defeat was largely due to this fact. 

Summary : 

Princeton 

ab r h po a e 

Bard, r.f 4 i o o o 

Ballin, l.f 4 10200 

Dillon. 2b 7.4 10 I 52 

Sides, 31b 3 2 I I o o 

Warwick, ib 4 i i 14 o o 

Pitman, cf 4 i 

Reed, s.s 3 I i 4 6 

Dawson, c 3 4 o o 

LeFevre, p a o o o 2 

Curvningham, p 3 o o 



Totals 34 



Wilson, c 3 

McDade, l.f 3 

Clifford, lb 4 

Harris, s.s 4 

Manter, p 4 

Brooks, cf 3 

Lawlis, 2b 3 

Bower, 3b 3 

Wandtke, r.f 4 



Total 31 



24 



First base on balls — Off LeFevre, 2 ; off Cunning- 
ham ; off Manter, 3 ; two-base hits ; Clifford. Struck 
out 'by LeFevre, 3; by Cunningham; by Manter, 6. 
Double plays — Lawlis to Clifford. 

N. Y. University, 8; Bowdoin, 3 

On Friday morning the team returned to 
University Heights, New York, and in the 
afternoon played against New York Univer- 
sity. 



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The game was played in a rain storm and Brewster is the first to have carried out this 

Clifford 'began work in the box for Bowdoin. scheme. 

After two innings IManter went in but was On Monday last, the clubs left Brunswick 

relieved by Holt in the fifth. Owing to the cii route for Massachusetts, giving a concert 

rain the game was called in the eighth. on the same night to a large and enthusiastic 

Line-up: audience in Kennebunk, Me. Leaving Ken- 

N. Y. University nebunk Tuesday morning, the company went 

AB R H po A E to Portsmouth, N. H., and in the evening 

Go"eltf"r.'..^"::;:;:;;t I I I \ I g-e a concert under the auspices of the Y. 

Elliffe. lb 3 o o 7 2 o M. C A. Mere the crowd was very small, 

Fisher, c.f 2 00500 but the musicians, nothing daunted, put forth 

Rossell, 3t 3 I o 3 I I their best efforts and met with generous ap- 

^^Z^:'^:.'±-:::::l I I I ° ° Plause which made up in duration what it 

Van Chef, c 4 i i 4 o o lacked ui volume. 

Gorsch, p 3 2 I 6 o Friday afternoon found the clubs on the 

Murphy, p I I I o way to Wellesley in some trepidation as to the 

„ ^ , ~Z ~Z outcome of this venture into the land of the 

Totals 30 8 5 24 12 2 . D 4. 4.1 1 r ,1 

sirens. But the young ladies were more than 

Bowdoin gracious and accorded a hearty welcome. A 

AB R H PO A E reception was given at the Phi Sigma House, 

Wilson, lb., 2b 4 i 5 o by Miss Bessie Conant and Miss Hattie Bra- 

Mcpade, l.f.. 3 00000 zier of Portland, which affair was unani- 

Chfford, p., rb 4 i o 2 , , ' 

Harris ss 4 o o 2 i mously voted a grand success. Ihe concert 

Mante'r, ab 4 o 3 i was attended by a large crowd, composed 

Brooks, c.f 2 10 3 chiefly of young ladies who applauded every 

B^wer' c*"'^ ' ° o 6 ° """"'t'er to the'" echo. The members of the 

Wandt'ke? 3b. . ....^'^^^'3 - I I i Wellesley Mandolin Club made a point of 

Holt, p., c.f I 00031 securing the front seats, which fact, to say the 

— — — — — — least, was somewhat disconcerting; but even 

Totals 29 3 3 24 10 3 "The Flight of the Birds," which Leader 

First base on tells— Off Gorsch, 5 ; off Murphy, i ; Stone had whispered was a specialty of the 

off Clifford 2; off Manter, 2; off Holt, 3. Two- Wellesley Club, was rendered in a very cred- 

base hits — Van Houten, 2 ; Wilson ; Clifford. Struck Jtable manner 

out — By Gorsch, 4; by Murphy, i; by Clifford, 2; ' ' n i- ' <. ti i •„? » 

Manter- bv Holt ^ t- ^ ^ Ihe Reading concert on ihursday night 

was remarkably well rendered ; but the audi- 

Saturday saw the team at Providence in ence, though very large, was slow in respond- 

readiness to meet Brown, but a drizzling rain ing, and the men came off the stage in deep 

and a wet field made play impossible. Harris disgust. Some one was heard to remark that 

had been saved through all the previous he never saw such a dead bunch. This lack 

games to pitch the Brown game. The of enthusiasm was to be attributed, however, 

enforced cancellation of this game was doubly not so much to a want of appreciation of the 

disappointing as several members of the Musi- program as to the fact that a dance was to 

cal Clubs went down to Providence for the succeed the concert, — a case where spare 

purpose of witnessing the game. moments were the gold dust of time. The 

people of Reading, however, proved very hos- 

pitable and manifested a desire that the clubs 

visit the town again next year. 

THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIP -phe Friday morning train bore a tired 

X As Told by a Member of the Mandolin Club crowd of students into Boston. The concert 

/•' in Steinert Hall was to be the grand finale 

Nineteen-nine has seen a long-cherished and, in a way, the success of the whole trip 

hope realized and a precedent established. For depended upon this effort. A good crowd 

several years the managers of our musical assembled, composed largely of alumni and 

organizations have entertained the wild hope friends of the college. This was the best ren- 

of entering new fields of conquest, beyond the dered concert of the series and every number 

confines o"f the Pine Tree State ; but Mr. was encored. Although the audience was not 

[Continued on page 4, column 2.] 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 




Henry Q. Hawes Ernest L. Goodspeed 

THE WESLEYAN DEBATE 

The Connecticut Institution Gets Decision in Forensic 
Contest 

The first annual debate with Wesleyan University 
which was held in Memorial Chapel at Middletown, 
Conn., on March 19, resulted in a victory for the 
home team. The question at issue was : 

Resolved, That the Naval Policy of ex-President 
Roosevelt should be adopted by the Country. It is 
understood that this policy is contained in his mes- 
sages to Congress from November, 1907, to Decem- 
ber 18, 1908. 

Barbour, 'og, originally chosen as a member of 
the Wesleyan team, was prevented by illness from 
taking part, and his place was taken by Hancock, 

'°9- 

G. S. Brengle, '10, opened the affirmative for Wes- 
leyan by defining the "policy" and giving a detailed 
explanation of it as Mr. Roosevelt gave it to Con- 
gress. He then showed the difference 'between the 
"policy" and tlie "program." He maintained that the 
program was only temporary, while the policy 
looked into the future. He set forth the policy 
of Mr. Roosevelt and argued that an efficient and 
effective navy should be maintained. He concluded 
by stating that an efficient navy should be main- 
tained instead of a large army because, as a conse- 
quence of protecting our island possessions, and of 
maintaining the open door policy, and the Monroe 
doctrine, all our battles must be fought on the sea. 

R. O. Brewster, '09, opened the neg'ative for Bow- 
doin by giving liis interpretation of the question as 
an argument for a specific program. He endeavored 
to prove that the country was already adequately 
protected. He showed that two battleships would 
keep the country in its present relative naval power. 
In conclusion, he argued that the isolation and self- 
supporting power of the United States are good 
warrants of her safety and that, as a consequence, 
it is not necessary to maintain second place to pro- 
tect ourselves. 

S. G. Barker, '09, the second speaker for the 
affirmative, said that we must 'have our navy in its 



Charles F. Ada 



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present relative strength to protect us in time of 
war, for war is always possible. He maintained that 
the strength of our navy must depend on our own 
strategic position, and he said our strategic posi- 
tion is exceeded only by Great Britain. Moreover, he 
argued that a larger navy would advance peace, as 
it would make arbitration more effective. As a con- 
cluding argument, he said that with a large navy, 
the country would be prepared for either war 01 
peace. 

C. F. Adams, '12, the second speaker on the nega- 
tive, said that the affirmative differentiated between 
policy and program much to the surprise of the neg- 
ative and contrary to eminent authorities. He fol- 
lowed up his colleague's arguments by trying to 
show that any increase in our navy would only lead 
to a proportionate increase in the navies of every 
other country. 

J. T. Hancock, '09, continued for the affirmative 
and he gave weight to the argumenLS of his col- 
leagues by showing that the United States can 
aft'ord to maintain a navy better than other nations. 
He made this point clear by saying that just as busi- 
ness men pay premiums on insurance policies and 
find it economical, so investments in a navy would 
pay insurance not only on property, but on human 
lives. In conclusion, he stated that it was no new 
policy that was at issue, for every President from 
Washington down to the present day has advanced 
this idea. 

E. L. Goodspeed, '09, continued for the negative 
by addressing a series of questions to the affirmative 
asking their reason for taking their view of the 
question. He argued that arbitration can and will 
prove an efficient factor in the prevention of war. 
He told of the coming of world-arbitration and 
peace, and dwelled upon the efficiency of the Hague 
conference. 

In rebuttal the order of speaking was, for Wes- 
leyan. Brengle, Barker and Hancock; for Bowdoin, 
Brewster, Adams and Goodspeed. 

The judges, Hammond Lamont, A.M., Editor of 
the Nation. William Bennett Munro, Ph.D., LL.B., 
of Harvard University, and Hon. Arthur Parker 

[Continued on page 5, column i.J 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

p. B. MORSS. 1910 C. D. ROBBINS. 1911 

THOMAS OTIS, 1910 E. W. SKELTON. 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON, 1910 W. A. McCORMICK, 1912 

J. C. WHITE, 1911 W^. A. FULLER, 1912 



R. D. MORSS, 1910 Business Manager 

J. L. CURTIS, 1911 Asst. Business Manager 

Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony 
mous nnanuscript 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 Pkess 

Vol. XXXIX. APRIL 9, 1909 No. I 



The Orient for 
1909=1910 



With this issue of the 
Orient the new board for 
the first time assumes the 
responsibihty of editorship "to guide the old 
journalistic bark through the vicissitudes of 
the coming year." While this change may 
not, and we trust will not be a matter of 
moment to our readers, the board is suffi- 
ciently self-conscious of its new power to wish 
to present its general views and future policy. 
The Orient will be pro-Bowdoin in spirit 
that it may represent the best sentiment of the 
college in all matters. It will uphold the 
established traditions of the college ; above all 
it will cherish the honor system. It will more- 
over continue to present whatever may be of 
interest to Bowdoin men accurately, readably 
and completely. To this end the co-operation 
of the faculty, the class officers and the 
alumni associations is especially urged so that 
the Orient may represent the college in its 
entirety. The heads of undergraduate activi- 
ties should make it a part of their business to 



see that their interests receive due recognition 
in our columns. 

Of 2,728 living alumni, 200 take the 
Orient; of 420 undergraduates who received 
the Orient during the past year, only 132 paid 
for it. Beginning with the present issue the 
Business Manager is forced by the Post 
Office Department to cut off our mailing list 
the names of those subscribers who are in 



THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIP 

[Continued from page 2.1 

as large as could have been' desired, yet the 
clubs were, on the whole, well satisfied and 
termed the concert a pronounced success. 

The individual stars of the organizations 
were everywhere highly complimented. Espe- 
cially meritorious was the work of Mr. Ken- 
drie, as was also that of Mr. Kellogg and 
Mr. Brown. Mr. Stone as reader, made a 
decided hit and was everywhere encored sev- 
eral times. Great praise is due the manager 
for so successfully engineering the tour ; the 
man behind upon whom the responsibility fell, 
and yet who did not get a round of applause 
before the footlights. 

It is to be hoped that with such a glow- 
ing precedent, this spring trip of the musical 
organizations may become an annual affair, 
and by the manly demeanor of the members, 
strenp"then the reputation of Bowdoin in our 
sister state. 



JUNIORS CAPTURE INDOOR MEET 

Three Records Broken — Class Drill Goes to Freshmen 

Contrary to the predictions published in the last 
issue of the Orient, the Class of 1909 did not win 
the 23d annual indoor meet held in the Town Hall 
on March 19th, in fact, the Seniors were forced to 
take fourth place. The Juniors with a well balanced 
team easily won out with a total of 27 points. The 
summary was as follows : 

1910 27 points 

1912 24 points 

1911 II points 

1909 10 points 

The class drill was won by the Freshmen, 1909 
and 1911 taking second and third places respectively. 
The record in the relay race was twice broken, 1911 
winning from 1909 in 20 4-5 seconds, but the record 
was not allowed to stand as both teams stole. In 
the race between 1910 and 1909, 1910 covered the dis- 
tance in 21 seconds flat, 1-5 of a second better than 
tiie old record. 



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The individual star of the meet was Burlingame, 
'i2, who broke the records in both the pole vault 
and high jump, clearing lo ft. 1-2 in. in the former 
and 5 ft. 7 1-4 in. in the latter. 

Summary of events : . 

Class drill — Won by 1912; second, 1909; third, 
191 1 ; fourth, 1910. 

Class relay race — Won by 191 1; second, 1912; 
third, 1910; fourth. 1909. Time, 21 l-S sec. 

Relay race — (Brunswick High vs. Morse High), 
won by Brunswick High. Time, 22 sec. 

Relay race — (Bowdoin, 1912, vs. Bates, 1912), 
won by Bowdoin, 1912. Time, 21 2-5 sec. 

Relay race — (Edward Little High vs. Lewiston 
High), won by Lewiston High. Time, 21 3-5 sec. 

Fencing bout — (Bowdoin vs. Pianelli Club of Au- 
gusta) won by Bowdoin, 5-4. 

Putting i64b. shot — Won by Newman, '10; Hobbs, 
'10, second; Rowell, '10, third. Distance, 35 ft. 7 
1-4 in. 

Running high jump — ^Burlingame, '12, and Ed- 
wards, '10, tied for first place. Pennell, '09, second. 
Height, S ft. 6 1-4 in. 

2S-Yard hurdles — Won by Edwards, '10, McFar- 
land, '11; second, Wiggin, '11, third. Time, 4 
seconds. 

Pole vault — Won by Burlingame. '12, Deming, '10, 
second. Burton, '09, third. Height. 10 ft. 1-2 in. 

20- Yard dash — Won by Colbath, '10; Atwood, 
'09, and McKenney, '12,' tied for second place. 
Time, 3 sec. 



THE WESLEYAN DEBATE 

[Continued from pages.] 

Stone, A.B., LL.B., of Boston, Mass., reported' unan- 
imously in favor of the affirmative within a few 
minutes of the close of the debate. 

The alternates were, for Wesleyan, William R. 
Barbour, '09, Jesse D. Roberts, '10, and Arthur T. 
Vanderbilt, '10; for Bowdoin, H. Q. Hawes, '10. 

Immediately following the debate a smoker was 
held at the Chi Psi Lodge in honor of the Bowdoin 
team. 



THETA DELTA CHI HOUSE PARTY 

The annual reception and house party of 
the Eta Charge of Theta Delta Chi was held 
at the chapter on Maine Street on March 26. 
At the reception from three to five in the after- 
noon the guests w_ere received by Mrs. W. B. 
Mitchell, Mrs. Herbert A. Jump, Mrs. George 
T. Files, Mrs. Allen Johnson and Mrs. H. T. 
Baxter. The delegates from other fraterni- 
ties were Harry W. Woodward, '10, from 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Harold M. Smith, '09, 
from Delta Upsilon ; Gardner W. Cole, '10, 
from Zeta Psi; Stuart F. Brown, '10, from 
Kappa Sigma ; John R. Hurley, '09, from Psi 
Upsilon; G. Cony Weston, '10, from Beta 
Theta Pi ; and Harry F. Hinkley, '09, from 
Alpha Delta Phi. 

At the dance in the evening the young ladies pres- 
ent were: Misses Emily Felt, Mabel Davis, Sarah 



Baxter, Ellen Baxter, Alice McKinley, Ruth Little, 
and Anne Johnson of Brunswick; Miss Dephene 
Crane of Worcester, Mass. ; Misses Lucy Hartwell 
and Madelene Clifford of Bath; Misses Marion 
Preston, Mildred Moses, and Mrs. James N. Chand- 
ler of Boston; Misses Bernice Ham, Catherine 
Paul and Helen Percival of Lewiston; Misses Mar- 
garet Starbird, Irene Hayden, Hope Merriman and 
Helen Mace of Portland; Misses Helen Haskell and 
Marion Dana of Westbrook. 

The committee in charge of the affair was L. F. 
Wakefield, '09. H. W. Slocum, '10, L. H. Smith, 
'10, G. W. Howe, '11, and J. H. Joy, '12. 



SOPHOMORE=FRESHMAN DEBATE 

Class Teams Chosen for the Coming Contest 

As the result of the trials for the interclass debate 
held the last of the winter term, the teams have been 
chosen. The Sophomore team will be made up of 
Messrs. Joseph C. White. W. Folsom Merrill, Arthur 
H, Cole with Ernest G. Fifield as alternate. The 
Freshman Class will be represented by Messrs. Earl 
F. Maloney, Burleigh C. Rodick, Herbert L. Bryant, 
and Walter A. Fuller as alternate. The judges at 
the trials were Prof. W. T. Foster, Prof. A. H. 
Edwards and J. J. Stahl, '09, for the Sophomores, 
and Prof. W. B. Mitchell, Mr. Roderick Scott, and 
H. H. Burton, '09, for the Freshmen. DT J. Readey. 
'10, will coach the Sophomore team, and W. T. 
Phillips, '09, will act in the same capacity for the 
Freshmen. The contest will take place in Memo- 
rial Hall on the evening of April 30th. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS 

The Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Association 
held a meeting at the Alpha Tau Omega house at 
Colby College, just before the vacation and selected 
officers for the coming year, and transacted the busi- 
ness of the Association. The following officers were 
elected: President, H. F. Dow of Colby; Vice-Pres- 
ident, R. D. Moss of Bowdoin ; Secretary, J. A. 
Moulton of Bates; and Treasurer, C. F. Smith of 
Maine. 



PROF. ARLO BATES SPEAKS IN MEMORIAL HALL 
Gives Interesting Discourse on the Art of Thinldng 

"A proper epitaph for the majority of men would 
be, T didn't think.' " This rather alarming state- 
ment was made by Prof. Arlo Bates, '76, Professor 
of English Literature at Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, in his talk upon "The Art of Thinking," 
under the auspices of the Ibis at Memorial Hall, 
March 22d. "Man is constantly defined as a think- 
ing animal, yet the number of men who do not think 
is surprising. The tendency of the individual is to 
accept machine made thought, but real thought is a 
creative art. Pure original thought is deduction of 
relations : to deduce correctly and form intelligent 
opinions is one thing, to merely receive impressions 
is another." 

In speaking of college men as thinkers Professor 
Bates said : "I strike earnest boys, and clever boys. 



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but few who think accurately. This is perhaps due 
in a measure to modern conditions of society in 
which a young man gets so many impressions second- 
hand that it isn't necessary for him to think. The 
activity which is most productive of clear and orig- 
inal thinking is that found in athletic sports. The 
chief value of athletic games is that a participant 
must think for himself. No one else can do his 
lliinking for him." 

The speaker next showed that the proper way 
to learn to think is to read ; not to read cheap 
magazines nor to drag laboriously through the 
classics of English Literature, but to translate 
your reading into terms of your own experience. 
The best book is that in which the reader sees some- 
thing which is not written therein, in other words 
reads between the lines. The connection between 
thought and language is close. The best thinker is 
be who forces the mind to seek for its conclusion 
in an adequate English phrase. Clear thinking is 
impossible without conciseness in diction. 

For this reason the man who uses slang is not a 
clear thinker. When a person is not willing to take 
the trouble to find out what he means, he uses a 
slang word. The moral strength of the individual 
lies in his ability to live up to his convictions ; his 
intellectual calibre depends upon his readiness to 
accept truth, even against his own will. If you can 
convince a man of something which he does not 
want to believe, you may depend upon it that that 
man is a thinker. 



INTERNATIONAL BANKING APPOINTMENTS 

Just before the Easter vacation President Hyde 
announced the appointments for positions with the 
International Banking Company. The^ men to re- 
ceive the appointments are Percy G. Bishop, John R. 
Hurley. John S. Simmons and Charles E. Roseland 
of the Senior Class at Bates College. The men go to 
New York for a period of six months or longer, 
then are sent to London, where they remain until 
they are considered familiar with the banking busi- 
ness. From the London office the companv sends 
their employees to all parts of the globe. Bowdoin 
men receive these appointments through the courtesy 
of Gen. Hubbard who takes men from each grad- 
uating class upon the recommendation of President 
Hyde. 

REPUBLICAN CLUB TO HAVE SPEAKER 

On Monday evening at seven o'clock Senator Ed- 
ward W. Wheeler of Brunswick will speak to the 
college at Hubbard Hall under the auspices of the 
Republican Club. Senator Wheeler's subject will be 
"The Work of the Recent Session of the Maine 
Legislature." 

At the close of the lecture the Republican Club 
will elect officers for the coming year. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION ELECTS OFFICERS 

The officers of the Bowdoin College Christian 
I Association for the coming year have been chosen 
as follows: President, W. B. Stephens, 'lo; Vice- 
President, P. B. Morss, 'id; Corresponding Secre- 
tary, E. G. Fiheld, 'ii; Recording Secretary, K. 
Churchill, '12; Treasurer, N. H. Burnham, '11. 



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Keth N. Pierson, '11, has left college for the rest 
of the year. 

Prof. Chapman attended the Boston concert of 
the Musical Clubs. 

Professor and Mrs. Foster spent a part of the 
vacation in New York. 

R. E. Merrill, '09, is engaged as assistant in Dcer- 
ing High School, Portland. 

Leigh. '12, and Brown '10, were guests of Waitt, 
'11, in Gardiner during the holidays. 

Deming, '10. Slocum, '10, and Slocum, '12, spent 
the vacation camping on Peaks Island. 

Guy P. Estes, '09, re:urned to college after an 
absence of several weeks enforced by illness. 

Harry Hinckley, '09, was confined to the house 
with a sprained ankle during the vacation. 

C. D. Robbins, '11, is teaching school at Orrs 
Island and will not return to college this year. 

Ralph Files, '09, has not yet heert able to return 
to college because of the death of his father. 

Charles Leight, '11, of Worcester Tech., is a guest 
of his brother, E. O. Leight, '12, for a few days. 

A. W. Wandtke, '10 is acting as assistant in 
French and German during the absence of Pottle, 
•09. 

It is rumored that Bert Morrill appears as one 
of the characters in Mr. Ellery H. Clark's new novel. 
Loaded Dice. 

Prof. Mitchell and Mr. Stone took part in the 
Dickens entertainment held at the Congregational 
vestry last Saturday. 

Mr. Hastings was one of the after-dinner speakers 
at the District Convention of Phi Gamma Delta at 
Amherst, March 27. 

Arthur H. Flam, '08, who has been ill with mala- 
rial fever at his home in Livermore Falls is slowly 
improving in health. 

Hiwale, '09, delivered an address in the Congrcga- 
t'onal Church at South Paris on March 28, upon 
Social Conditions in India. 

W. B. Stephens, '10 is attending a conference of 
New England college Christian Association Presi- 
dents at Harvard this week. 

Men who remained at Brunswick over the vaca- 
tion were: Newman, '10 Crane, '12, Mikelsky, '10, 
Burlingame, '12, Johnson '09, and Bailey, '12. 

Candidates for Assistant Business Manager of the 
Orient should hand their names to R. D. Morss. 
The Assistant is chosen from the Class of 1912. 

J. H. Miliflin, '12, who has been ill at his home 
in Exeter, N. H., since the mid-year examinations 
returned to college at the beginning of the' term. 

R. O. Brewster, '09 is soliciting fifty cents sub- 
scriptions in the several fraternity houses to defray 
the expenses of the Vermont and Wesleyan debates. ' 

To-night will be the last chance to hear the Musi- 
cal Clubs. They wind up a remarkably successful 
season with the annual concert in Memorial Hall, 
and no man in college can afford to miss hearing 
the organization which made its mark in Massachu- 
setts. 



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J. L. Crane, '12 has 'been confined to liis room 
with grip durfng the Easter recess. 

Under the new Editorial Board Professor Little 
will edit the alumni column as formerly. 

Horace Watson, '11, who has been out working 
for the past four weeks, will not return to college 
this year. 

In the March number of the Thornton Tripod, the 
monthly paper of Thornton Academy, there appeared 
an article on Life at Bowdoin College by Ralph B. 
Grace, '10. 

W. P. Newman, '10, has opened a barter shop at 
the Theta Delta Chi House where he will give fret 
hair cuts to prospective occupants of the bald- 
headed row. 

Leo Hafford. ex-'o4, who will be remembered as 
one of Bowdoin's star half-backs, has signed to 
pitch this summer for Albany of the New York 
State League. 

Prof. Robinson has gone to Colorado to look at 
some mining property and to visit his son, D. S. 
Robinson, '07 who is working for DuPont Powder 
Co., at Louviers, Col. 

On Wednesday evening the Musical Clu'bs gave a 
concert in Freeport. The clubs were scheduled to 
play there on March 25, but did not give a concert 
because of inclement weather. 

The medical students began dissecting Tuesday. 
In previous years only the second year men have 
done this work, but this year both first and second 
year men will be given a chance at it. 

Professor Files has been appointed a member of 
the committee to receive and entertain the trade 
extension committee of the Boston Merchants' Asso- 
ciation when it visits Brunswick May Sth. 

Manager Morss of the Tennis Team has issued a 
call for candidates for the office of Assistant Man- 
ager. The Assistant Manager is chosen from the 
Freshman Class at the close of the season. 

Among the recent graduates and students of the 
college who witnessed the Princeton game were 
Bill Crowley, '08, Doc Thomas, ex-'o8 and Jack 
Hanrahan, ex-'io. At New York the team saw H. 
H. Hayes, '08, H. S. Bridgham, '08, and W. D. Lee, 
'08. 

An important change in the football rules has 
been made by the Intercollegiate Football Rules 
Committee in the reduction of points for a goal from 
; the field from four to three. The object of the 
change is to prevent two goals from the field count- 
ing more than a hard earned touchdown and a goal. 
Other changes of minor importance were passed. 

George Price, who died recently, a veteran oars- 
man, is remembered here as a coach for Bowdoin's 
first crew. The best reminiscence of George 
Price is told by Dr. D. A. Robinson of Bangor of the 
Class of '73, Bowdoin, in "The Tales of Bowdoin," 
published in 1901, which begins with the inception 
of rowing at Bowdoin and takes it up to the first 
great boat race, when George Price came to Bruns- 
wick as a coach to the Bowdoin crew. 

The college narrowly escaped the loss of one of 
Its fraternity houses by fire during the Easter vaca- 
tion. On the first Sunday after college closed fire 
broke out at the Delta Upsilon House in the sleeping 
room occupied by P. C. Voter, '09, W. T. Phillips, 



'09, and C. L. Morton, '10. Fortunately Morton, '10, 
and E. L. Wing, '10, were in the house at the time 
and discovered the blaze in season so that a chemi- 
cal extinguisher was used effectively. The loss is 
limited to two beds and bedding and a badly smoked 
room. 

Mr. Taft's Cabinet contains two Harvard gradu- 
ates, Mr. Meyer of '79 and Mr. Hitchcock of '91 ; 
one Yale man, Mr. MacVeagh of '62 ; one alumnus 
of Mt. Union, Ohio Mr. Knox of '72 ; one man 
from the University of Nashville, Mr. Dickinson of 
'71; one Williams graduate, Mr. Ballinger of '84; 
one man from Iowa College, Professor James Wil- 
son ; one representative of Lehigh, Mr. Wickershani, 
and one graduate of the St. Louis Law School, Mr. 
Nagel of '72. Mr. MacVeagh was also graduated 
from the Columbia Law School, Mr. Wickersham 
from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, 
and Mr. Hitchcock from the law department of 
what is now the George Washington University. 
Does a college education "pay" ? The fact that 
every man chosen by Mr. Taft for Cabinet honors 
and responsibilities has had the advantage of either 
a collegiate or professional school training indicates 
that it does ; and a recent analysis of one of the best- 
known of American biographical dictionaries con- 
firms this view. 



OBITUARY 

Hall of Delta Upsilon, April 6, 1907. 
Whereas, God in His infinite wisdom has seen fit 
to take to himself the soul of our beloved alumnus 
and brother Clarence E. Stetson of the Class of 
1907, we wish to express our own sorrow and our 
sympathy for those bound closer to him by ties of 
blood. 

William E. Atwood^ '10, 
Lawrence McFarland, 'ii, 
Wm. a. McCormick^ '12, 
For the Chapter. 



IN MEMORIAM 



The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi 
has again to recofd the death of one of her 
Alumni Brothers, Charles Chesley of the 
Qass of 1852. He was born in Wakefield, 
N. H., April 12, 1827, was admitted to the 
bar in 1856 and practiced law in his native 
town unitil 1865. He was United States 
Solicitor of Internal Revenue from 1872 to 
1885. He was a charter member of the Uni- 
versity Club of Washington and a member of 
the Washington Bowdoin Alumni Association. 
He died in Washington, February 25. 

The Chapter takes this opportunity to 
express its grief at the loss of this brother 



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and its sincere sympathy for his family and 

friends. 

Claude O. Bower, '09, 
Warren E. Robinson, 'id, 
Chester E. Kellogg, 'ii, 

For the Chapter. 



The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi 
again mourns the loss of one of its alumni, 
Brother Charles Frederic Kimball, Class of 
1874. While in colle.s^e he was prominent in 
college and fraternity activities. He received 
the degree of LL.B. from Columbia College 
in 1876, was admitted to the bar, but never 
practised law. From 1877 until his death on 
January 7, 1909, he was engaged in extensive 
business enterprises in Chicago. 

The Chapter takes this . opportunity to ex- 
press its grief at the loss of this brother and 
its sincere sympathy for his family and 
friends. 

Claxjde O. Bower, 1909, 
Warren E. Robinson, 1910, 
Chester E. Kellogg, 191 i. 
For the Chapter. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, April qth 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Make-up in Gymnasium. 
4.00 P.M. Dramatic Club rehearsal. 

7 P.M. Debate in English VII. Question : "The 
United States should retain control of the Philip- 
pine Islands for at least ten years. Affirmative : 
Byles, Callahan. Negative : Dreear, Hiwale. Chair- 
man : G. Cole. 

8 P.M. Musical Clubs concert in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, April ioth 
l.oo P.M. Dramatic Club Rehearsal. 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30. Make-up in Gymnasium. 

Sunday, April iith 
5.00 P.M. Chapel. 

Monday, April i2th 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Make-up in Gymnasium. 
7.00 P.M. Dramatic Club Rehearsal. 

Tuesday, April 13x11 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball practice. 
4.00 P.M. Dramatic Club Rehearsal. 



Tuesday, April 13TH 
2.30-4.30 p.m. Track practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Make-up in Gymnasium. 
7.00 P.M. Dramatic Club Rehearsal. 

Wednesday, April 14TH 
2,30-4.30. Track practice. 
2.30-5.30. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Make-up in Gymnasium. 
8.30. Dramatic Club Rehearsal. 
Baseball team plays Andover at Andover. 

Thursday, April 15TH 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball practice. 
3.30 P.M. Make-up in Gymnasium. 
4.00 or 7,00 P.M. Dramatic Club Rehearsal. 
7.00 P.M. Christian Association Meeting. 

Friday, April i6th 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track practice. 
230-5.30 P.M. Baseball practice. 
Dramatic Club at Bangor. 
3.30. Make.-up in Gymnasiimi. 



Hlurnni department 

'04. — George C. Purington, Jr., the Bos- 
ton representative of Longmans, Green & Co., 
was married 16 February, 1909, to Miss Ethel 
May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. 
Sincock of Houlton, Me. They will reside at 
31 Royal Avenue, Cambridge, Mass. 

'05. — Ray W. Pettingill has recently received 
the degree of Master of Arts from Harvard 
University. 

'05. — Dr. Harold W. Garcelon, who gradu- 
ated last year at McGill University with the 
degrees of M.D. and CM., is taking a special 
course at Edinburgh University. 

'08. — Nathan S. Weston has resigned the 
instructorship in physics and chemistry at the 
Auburn High School to enter into business at 
Augusta. 



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VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL i6, 1909 



NO. 2 



THE 1909 RALLY 

The Committee Have Made Some Elaborate Prepara= 
tions — A Good List of Spealcers Has Been Provided 

From the busy mystery which some mem- 
bers of the undergraduate body have assumed, 
during the past weeks, tlie annual college rally 
which occurs to-night may be safely set 
down beforehand as success for certainly no 
stone has been left unturned which might con- 
ceal an idea essential to the success of the 
occasion. It is rumoured, altho the com- 
mittee have been reticent on the point, that 
there will be some new and novel stunts pulled 
ofif at to-night's rally. The Undergraduate 
Council, imder whose auspices the Rally is 
held, are making every effort to improve on 
the good work of preceding committees and 
set a standard for this Rally which it will be 
difficult for future generations to excel. 

The band has been practicing hard for some 
time past in order that it may give a good 
account of itself and aid in making the Rally 
a tremendous success. An attractive list of 
speakers has been provided by the commit- 
tee. This list will include such ever popular 
Rally orators as President Hyde, C. T. Hawes, 
J. C. Minot, Doctor Whittier and men of like 
popularity. The refreshments will be suffi- 
cient in quantity and quality to meet the most 
exacting appetite, and last and best of all 
there will be many hogsheads of fruit punch 
with a heavy stick of H2 O. 



REPUBLICAN CLUB MEETING 
Senator Wheeler Outlines Work of 74th Legislature 

On Monday evening the Republican Club 
held a meeting in Hubbard Hall with a good 
number of members in attendance. President 
Burton called the meeting to order and intro- 
duced Senator Wheeler of Brunswick, who 
gave an informal talk on the work of the last 
state legislature at Augusta. He said in sub- 
stance : 

The recent session of the Maine State Leg- 
islature has been, with one exception, the 



longest in the history of the state, lasting 
from January 6 to April 3. It has passed 
some 700 private and public measures and 
about 300 resolves appropriating money. 
Most of the measures have been presented 
seriously and earnestly discussed, altho a few 
were of a humorous nature. The three im- 
portant groups of questions which the legis- 
lature acted upon, were along the lines of tem- 
perance, labor and taxation. 

The temperance question was discussed 
from strictly party standpoints. The Republi- 
can party followed a program adopted by a 
committee chosen at the first of the session. 
The party was unanimous against the resub- 
mission of the liquor question and, with its 
heavy majority in both Houses, easily carried 
its point. It was decided that the unpopu- 
lar Sturgis Law should be repealed, provided 
a satisfactory substitute could be found. The 
proposed Eaton amendment giving the gov- 
ernor power to remove poor county officials, 
was introduced as a substitute, but was lost 
by a narrow margin. After this, the Sturgis 
Law repeal died between the two Houses. 
The Hastings amendment requiring all liquor 
sentences to be terms in jail was- vetoed by the 
governor after passing both Houses. Liquor 
agencies were severely restricted in many 
ways. 

In labor legislation the two most important 
measures passed were : The 58-hour law, 
which makes that time the maximum for the 
week's employment of women and children; 
and the employers' liability law, which makes 
employers liable for injuries to their em- 
ployees in a much larger number of cases. 

The taxation of the wild lands of the state 
was the most important question in matters of 
taxation. By raising the tax in the entire 
state one and one-half mills and then distrib- 
uting the income from the increase in the wild 
lands to the towns and cities, the system of 
taxation was made more equable. Various 
other minor taxation measures were passed. 

While it is true that many good laws are 
lost in the legislature to-day, because the 
members of the Houses have no time to con- 
sider all bills carefully, this condition could 
be remedied if better men were sent to the 



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legislature, and that body should have annual 
sessions with a bi-ennial election. 

At the close of Senator Wheeler's remarks 
the officers of the club for 1909-10 were 
chosen as follows : President, C. L. Darning, 
'10; Secretary and Treasurer, J. G. B. Mc- 
Kusick, '11; Executive Committee, E. E. 
Weeks, W. E. Robinson and S. F. Brown, 
'10, and J. L. Curtis, '11. 



ROSS McCLAVE TO RETURN 

The college will be pleased to learn- that 
Ross McClave has been secured as football 
coach for the 1909 season. For three years 
Ross has handled Bowdoin football teams 
with great success. In 1904 and 1907 cham- 
pionship teams were turned out ; in 1908 Bow- 
doin tied with Colby for the state champion- 
ship and won the game from Tufts. With 
Ross' coaching along with prospective good 
material, it is safe to predict many Bowdoin 
victories next fall. 



LATEST ACQUISITIONS AT THE ART BUILDING 

In addition to the gift of $300,000.00 which 
the college received by the will of the late 
Joseph E. Merrill of the Class of 1854, we get 
also from the same source two valuable addi- 
tions to the art collections. Mr. Merrill left 
the college a painting of a sunset scene upon 
the Bay of Naples from the brush of George 
L. Brown, and a piece of modern Italian sculp- 
ture representing a mountain boy. The new 
pieces were received at the Art Building, Mon- 
day, and put in the Boyd Gallery. 

Other recent additions to the art collections 
are a suit of Lapland costume, the gift of Mrs. 
Marsena P. Smithwick of Lexington, Mass., 
whose husband is a member of the Class of 
1888, and an Easter egg made of Siberian 
spar, the gift of Miss Violetta Shepherd of 
Bath. Both are on exhibition in the Boyd 
Gallery. 

During the past week the varnish has been 
scraped from the hardwood floors in the Art 
Building and a wax finish substituted. 



MUSICAL CLUBS ELECT OFFICERS 

Wind=Up of Unusually Successful Season with Bruns= 

wick Concert — Stone and Pierce to Lead 

Clubs, Next Year 

The Musical Clubs closed the season with 
the annual Brunswick concert in Memorial 
Hall last Friday evening. At the close of the 
concert the officers who will conduct next 
season's clubs were chosen as follows: Leader 
of Glee Club, Alfred W. Stone, '10; leader of 
Mandolin Club, Stanley W. Pierce, '11. The 
business end will be in charge of H. E. Weeks, 
'10, as manager, and L. E. Brunimett, '11, as 
assistant manager. 

The clubs have given sixteen concerts this 
season ranging from Bangor, Me., to Boston, 
Alass. Manager Brewster is to be congratu- 
lated upon establishing the precedent of mak- 
ing Bowdoin heard outside of Maine and at 
the same time keeping down the expense of 
the trip, so that the experiment is a financial 
success. Altho the books of the manager show 
a deficit of $30.00, this is due rather to the 
fact that the proposed trip to Rockland and 
Camden was cancelled by order of the faculty, 
than to the expense of the Massachusetts trip. 
The sum total received from the Massachu- 
setts trip was $155.00. Next year the manager 
should receive twice this sum for such a trip, 
and undoubtedly will do so if he takes the 
clubs to the same towns which they visited this 
season. 

The schedule of concerts given is as fol- 
lows : 



Feb. 17 
Feb. 18 
Feb. 19 
Feb. 20 
Feb. 22 
Feb. 23 
Mar. 8 
Mar. 13 
Mar. 26 
Mar. 29 
Mar. 30 
Mar. 31 
Apr. I 
Apr. 2 
y\pr. 7 
Apr. 9 



Dexter 

Oldtown 

Bangor 

Flinckley 

Skowhegan 

Augusta 

Bath 

Westbrook 

Portland 

Kennebunk 

Portsmouth 

Wellesley 

Reading 

Boston 

Freeport 

Brunswick 



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BOWDOIN DRAMATIC CLUB 



Row Standing, Left to Right— H. W. Woodward '10, H. M. Smith '09, H. B. McLaughlin '10, H. L. Wiggin '11 

Sitting, Left to Right— J. S. Simmons '09, R. D. Cole '12, G. P. Estes '09, H. N. Marsh '09, C. L. Ashley '12, J. M. Gillin '12, A. W. Stone '10 



DRAMATIC CLUB AT BANQOR TONIGHT 

The Dramatic Club opened the season at Dirigo 
Grange, Thursday evening, and this evening will 
present their drama, "A Regiment of Two," at the 
Bangor Opera House. Manager Woodward has 
made no arrangements for dates other than the 
usual presentation in the Town Hall during Ivy 
week, but it is probable that the Clubs will play in 
Freepprt, Portland, Thomaston, Camden and Bel- 
fast during the latter part of May. 

The cast is made up of the following: 

Arthur Sewall, a theoretical warrior, 

A. W. Stone, 'lo 



Ira Wilton, his father-in-law, J. S. Simmons, 'op 
Harry Brentworth, Arthur's friend, 

H. B. McLaughlin 
Reginald Dudley, an Englishman, H. N. Marsh, '09 
Jim Buckler, known as the parson, H. M. Smith, '09, 
Conrad Melzer, a plumber, J. L. Hurlej', '12 

Eliza Wilton, Ira's better half, T. D. Ginn, '09 
Grace Sewall, wife of Arthur, G. P. Estes, '09 

Laura Wilton, daughter of Ira, H. C. L. Ashey, '12 
Lena, a German maid, J. M. Gillin, '12 

In addition to the cast, P. B. Morss, '10, E. C. 
Mathews, '10, and R. E. G. Bailey, '11, will be taken 
for minor parts. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 

Published every Friday op the Collegiate Year 
BY THE Students of 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 
p. b. morss, 1910 c. d. robbins. 1911 

thomas otis. 1910 e. w. skelton, 1911 
w. e. robinson, 1910 w. a. mccormick, 1912 

J. C. WHITE, 1911 W. A. FULLER, 1912 



R. D. MORSS, igio 
J. L, CURTIS, igii 



Business Manager 
Asst. 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 



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Lewiston Journal Press 


Vol. XXXIX. APRIL 16, 1909 


No. 2 



Some Constructive That the Undergraduate 
Recommendations Council is filling a long- 
by Undergraduate felt want in the college 
Students community is evidenced 

by the action taken at its April meeting. The 
matter of unpaid athletic subscriptions was 
taken up and it was voted "that the secretary 
recommend to the Athletic Council that, after 
a certain date to be determined by them and 
after due notice, all unpaid athletic subscrip- 
tions be published in the Orient and posted 
on the bulletin board until paid or until the 
subscriber has left college," Public opinion is 
one of the most efficient means of social con- 
trol, and we believe it can, without working 
hardship to anyone, bring about a radical 
refoirm in existing conditions. We join 
heartily with the Undergraduate Council in 
recommending that the Athletic Council adopt 
this suggestion. As a permanent measure 
for putting athletics upon a firmer financial 
basis, the Council considered the proposition 
that athletic dues be levied in one sum. Such 
an action, if passed, would centralize ithe 



problem and therefore simplify it. Any action 
which would bring about such a result would 
be hailed with pleasure by the college. 



The Gymnasium Track work _ this spring 
Question ^^^ b^^" inhibited by a 

late season which has left 
the track soggy and heavy during the past 
week. This is especially to be regretted in 
view of the three important events which loom 
upon the horizon for the latter part of May — 
the Maine Intercollegiate, New England In- 
tercollegiate and Eastern Intercollegiate track 
meets. If the college had an ample gym- 
nasium equipment we could smile at con- 
ditions with a little better grace. With 
a suitable indoor track our sprinters and dis- 
tance men could keep in training thruout 
the winter; our broad jumpers could have 
been in trim a month ago. In short, every 
man who is now working for track honors 
with the possible exception of hammer and 
discus men, could have been familiar with 
his work before the snow was off-Whittier 
Field. Years ago when Bowdoin could win 
Maine meets without any previous training, 
our present gymnasium did very well, 
but in the present day of competition 
with the leading institutions of America, con- 
ditions demand a change. The Orient will 
not attempt to solve the gymnasium problem, 
but will from time to time make such sug- 
gestions as it thinks consistent with the 
desired result. In tlie near future we shall 
tell you how Dartmouth went to work to build 
a new gymnasium. 



UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL TRANSACTS SOME 
IMPORTANT BUSINESS 

A Third Candidate is Nominated for Assistant Football 
Manager 

A special meeting of the Undergraduate 
Council was held on April 7. At this meet- 
ing the Council heard and approved a petition 
brought in by P, G. Bishop, '09, in regard to 
recommending to the Atliletic Council the 
name of PI, Berry, '10, as a third candidate 
for assistant manager of football. 

The regular April meeting was held on 
April 8 in the Verein Room of Hubbard Hall. 
It was moved, seconded and carried, at this 
meeting, that steps be taken to secure the 
power to prevent the circulation of subscrip- 
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sanction of the Council. The matter of un- 
paid athletic subscriptions was then taken up. 
In introducing the subject, the chairman 
made it quite clear that some measure must 
be taken to bring home to the average under- 
graduate the fact that, having promised to 
pay an athletic subscription, he must, under 
ordinary circumstances, pay it. Indifference 
to these' obligations has been quite marked 
during the past three years. It was finally 
moved, seconded and carried that the secre- 
tary recommend to the Athletic Council that, 
after a certain date to be determined by them 
and after due notice, all unpaid athletic sub^ 
scriptions be published in the Orient and 
posted on the bulletin board until paid or until 
the subscriber has left college. 

The question was then raised, in the form 
of a motion, that all athletic subscriptions be 
levied in one sum. This motion was, after 
discussion, laid on the table. The meeting- 
then passed on to the subject of interfrater- 
nity baseball. The council was of the opin- 
ion that such a league should be encouraged 
and a motion was carried to the effect that 
the fraternities be notified of the sentiment of 
the council and that it is the council's sug- 
gestion that each fraternity elect a baseball 
manager and that a meeting of these man- 
agers be held in the Verein Room, Monday, 
April 12. 



THE MARCH QUILL 

This number may not, perhaps, take rank 
as the best issue of the current year; yet it 
contains much that would do credit to any 
number. 

"Riley; A Child's Poet," attracts at once 
on account of its genial, simple manner, which 
is in happy accord with the subject. This 
simple directness, so proverbially lacking in 
college writing, springs naturally from a clear 
and sympathetic perception of the matter in 
hand. To be thus "full of one's subject," as 
'in this instance, is to be able to say well some- 
thing worth saying. Balance in treatment is 
another affair, and here the introduction, 
excellent in itself, leads one to expect a con- 
siderably longer essay. Such coins as "gen- 
tle reader" and "Promethean spark" have suf- 
fered so much abrasion that they should be 
sent back to the mint and re-issued only in 
another form. 

"The Cold," by a recent graduate, is an 
intensive study of a tragic situation, and it 



owes its decided merit to close observation 
and personal experience. Its grim realism, 
clever and remorseless as it is, is worthy of 
Gorky or Dostoyefsky, and, as is the case of 
these poignant writers, the reader is har- 
rowed rather than satisfied. 

A pretty and entertaining sketch is "The 
Trust of Sir Launcelot," piquant in its blend- 
ing of the chivalric with the commonplace. 
Although Sir Launcelot comes before us as a 
scorner of bribes, his satisfaction in the end, 
over the half-dollar tip, is perhaps not un- 
natural, in view of his tender years. These 
also may be held to excuse his boyish slang, 
which is not discarded even in his knightly 
character. The expression throughout is cor- 
rect and pleasing. "By," in the phrase, 
"Flushed and breathless by, etc." (page 89) 
should be zvith — the only verbal inaccuracy 
noticed. 

Of the pieces of verse, omitting "In Mem- 
ory of Professor Alpheus S. Packard," as 
being an outside contribution, — one finds in 
"The Snow Arch in Tuckerman's Ravine," a 
poetic subject not realized with sufficient in- 
tensity for effective treatment. The gram- 
matical construction, and hence the meaning, 
are not quite clear. The versification, how- 
ever, is correct. 

In "Gray Goose Tracks," amid the usual 
esoteric sayings and doings of the Ganders — ■ 
which the outsider shrinks from prying into 
— some matters of pith and moment loom 
forth, but soon are obscured in the indigenous 
smoke of the club-room. The suggestion 
arises whether the discontinued department, 
"Silhouettes," might not be revived to advan- 
tage, where, in an atmosphere less surcharged, 
a clear-headed, self-respecting student opin- 
ion, such as every Quill Board may properly 
be expected to have and to express, might be 
set forth for the general good. The phrase, 
nouvelle regime, twice given, is referred to 
the Professor of French for fitting comment. 
Suffice it to say here that Ganders should 
respect genders. 

Wm. a. Houghton. 



GENERAL CHAMBERLAIN TO LECTURE 

Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, "the hero of 
Little Round Top," ex-Governor of Maine, 
and ex-President of Bowdoin College, will 
give his lecture on "Abraham Lincoln" in the 
Congregational Church, Patriots' Day, April 



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19, at 7.30 o'clock. Admission free. Every 
Bowdoin man should avail himself of this 
opportunity to hear General Chamberlain. 



PROF. CAPEN LECTURES ON "MAETERLINCK" 

Under the asupices of the Romania a most enjoy- 
able lecture was given last Thursday evening by 
Professor Samuel P. Capen of Clark College, on 
"Maeterlinck." Arrangements for the securing of 
Professor Capen as lecturer were made through 
Professor Brown, who is his personal friend. 

Professor Capen. after giving a short sketch of 
Maeterlinck's life, stated that he disagreed with the 
critics who class Maeterlinck with the French sym- 
bolists. Briefly speaking, the creed of the symbol- 
ists is that words are not merely the fixed signs 
of definite ideas, but serve to act on the imagma- 
tion, both by sound and connotation, and call up 
pictures from wihch the mind derives much food 
for enjoyment. While true symbolism is the 
essence of all great writers, yet the French sym- 
bolists, keenly alive to the infinite and the wonder- 
ful, spoke a different language from the rest of man, 
and each one had his special characteristics to such 
a degree that even his fellow symbolists could not 
understand him. But Maeterlinck^ went farther 
than the members of the symbolic school. His 
earliest work, a volume of poems, was true to sym- 
bolism, and even advanced it. In 1890 appeared a 
drama which a noted French critic pronounced a 
masterpiece, hailing the author as a greater than 
Shakespere, although the thousands of people who 
eagerly bought and read the play were really at a 
loss to see where the greatness lay. They, more- 
over, could not understand it. It was essen- 
tially different from all dramas they had known, as 
it, like all his later plays, contained almost _ no 
action. Materelinck was governed by the princi- 
ple that the soul is separate from the intellect that 
it is in intimate relation with the mvstery that sur- 
rounds all our life, tho in what way we know 
not. Forewarnings and presentments were the 
keynotes of his argument. One can readily see that 
this creed, if carried too far, will paralyze the will 
and make it utterly submissive to fate. But Maet- 
erlinck later finds that the soul may exert the con- 
trolling force and thus returns to the old adage that 
man is the arbiter of his own fortune. 



BASEBALL SCHEDULE 

April 17 Amherst at Amherst 

April 19 Pine Tree at Portland 

April 24 Tufts at Brunswick 

April 28 Dartmouth at planover 

April 29 Dartmouth at Hanover 

May 8 Maine at Brunswick 

May 13 Tufts at Medford 

May 19 Maine at Orono 

May 22 Colby at Waterville 

May 26 Colby at Brunswick 

May 31 Bates at Lewiston (pending) 

June 4 Bates at Brunswick 



Colleoe motes 

THE ANNUAL COLLEGE RALLY COMES TO-NIGHT 
IN MEMORIAL HALL AT 7.30. DO NOT MISS IT. 

Hill, 'id, rece"^ly underwent an operation on his 
throat. 

Nickerson, '12, who has been ill, has returned to 
college. 

Conant, '12, has returnel to college after a long 
illness. 

Arthur E. McCobb, '05, was on the campus, Mon- 
day' afternoon. 

Mr. Arthur ChanTberlain, Harvard, '07. was on 
the campus last week. 

Williams, '10, has returned to college from work 
which he has been doing in Augusta. 

Joe Pendleton, '10, will be on the campus next 
week to confer with the football manager. 

Ralph Smith, '10, was operated on Friday at the 
Portland Eye and Ear Infirmary for an abscess in 
the ear. 

Chapman, Leigh, Whit( , and Conant, all of 1912, 
are working for the position of Assistant Baseball 
Manager. 

The 1912 delegation of Delta Kappa Epsilon had 
a dinrf party at the New Iven House, on 
March '; . 

The I-Cappa Sigma baseball team was defeated, 6 
to 2. by Brunswick High on the Delta, Tuesday 
afternoon. 

A full page picture of last season's football team 
will be published in Spaulding's official rule book 
this year. 

Jim Cox, a former Bowdoin pitcher, will pitch for 
Pine Tree in the game against Bowdoin in Portland, 
Patriots' Day. 

Mr. Haywood Jones of Bangor, a student of 
Peekskill Military Academy, was a recent guest of 
Woodcock, '12. 

H. G. Clement, '00, principal of Bridgton Acad- 
emy, was the guest of Spinney, '12, at the Kappa 
Sigma House last week. 

Prof. Allen Johnson gives adjourns Friday to 
attend a meeting of the New England Historical 
Teachers' Association at Boston. 

Wm. F. Finn, '05, is the Washington state man- 
ager for the Frankfort Insurance Co., the largest 
Insurance Company in the world handling exclu- 
sively liabilities. 

An address will be given in the Congregational 
Church next Thursday evening at 7.30 o'clock, by 
Miss Mary Patrick, president of the Girls College 
in Constantinople, Turkey. The lecture will be 
illustrated by stereopticon. 

Jim McBain, the janitor in Maine Hall, is circu- 
lating a petition among the faculty and employees 
of the college to raise money for the benefit of 
Fred Winslow, the janitor of the Science Building 
who has consumption, and has been obliged to leave 
the Maine Sanatorium at Hebron because of short- 
ness of funds. 



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i5 



is editing the Orient Calendar 



the Brunswick High 



J. C. White 
this year. 

Caldwell, 'li, is coaching 
School 'basehall team. 

Horsman, 'il, was confined to his room with grip 
a few days the first of the week. 

Hovey, '09, will be taken on to the staff of the 
Boston Herald after commencement. 

Tennis goods may be obtained at wholesale prices 
of Manager Morss at the Alpha Delta Phi House. 

Professor Foster will teach the principles of Edu- 
cation at the Harvard Summer School after college 
closes. 

E. F. Sewall, formerly of the Class of 1909. who 
is now employed in Boston, spent the week end on 
the campus. 

Ira Mikelsky, captain of the Hebron Academy 
track team, was on the campus recently visiting his 
brother, Lee Mikelsky, '10. 

The selectmen have ordered six new fire alarm 
bo.xes. Possibly private boxes may be installed, at 
the Cabot Cotton Mill, Bowdoin College, and the 
Maine Central carpenter shop. 

The students at Spokane, .Wash., when they found 
the college authorities unable to furnish a gymna- 
sium, undertook the erection of one with their own 
hands and at their own expense. 

Congressman John P. Swasey of the second dis- 
trict, has appointed Stanley W. Pierce. '11, first 
alternate to take the examinations of Annapolis. In 
case the principal fails. Pierce will have a chance 
to take the examination. 

The drama, "Half-Back Sandy," which was pre- 
sented by the Bowdoin Dramatic Club last year, 
will be presented by the Waseca Club of Auburn at 
Auburn Hall on M'ay 5th and 6th. Harrie Webber, 
'03. takes one of the leading parts. 

W. A. Robinson, '07, has been appointed Scholar 
in American History at the University of Wiscon- 
sin. Eight appointments of a similar nature were 
made, the other seven going to men from the larger 
institutions of the country. This speaks very well 
for the department of History at Bowdoin. 

The month of April has witnessed the death of 
four of the world's great artists: Mme. Modjeska, 
the actress ; Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Secretary of 
the Interior under President McKinley; Algernon 
Charles Swinburne, the English poet, and F. 
Marion Crawford, the American novelist. 

John Clair Minot, editor of Under the Bowdoin 
Pines and Bowdoin Verse, and for twelve years 
associate editor of the Kennebec Journal, has 
resigned to accept a position under Edward Stan- 
wood, '61, on the staff of the Youth's Companion. 
He will assume the duties of his new position on 
May 17. 

Thomas Littlefield Mart)le, Bowdoin College, 
Class of '99, has written an extremely pretty little 
comedy' in three acts entitled, "The Wooing of Wil- 
helmina." It is said to be wholesome and vivacious 
and strangely recommended to the lovers of old- 
fashioned romance. Mr. Marble showed literary 
talent during his college course and Bowdoin grad- 
uates will recall that he was on the editorial board 
of the Orient and Quill. 



Mr. Scott has organized a Bible Normal Class for 
the purpose of training men to conduct the classes 
in Bible Study ne.xt year. 

Bowdoin graduates who are studying in the 
various departments of Columbia University are 
as follows: Law, Lorenzo W. Baldwin, A.B., 1907; 
Political Science, Pliilosophy and Pure Science, 
George M. Brett, A.B., 1897; Chemistry, Howard 
C. Griffin, A.B., 1904; Social Economy and Sociol- 
ogy, Arthur H. Ham, A.B., 1908; English and His- 
tory, Arthur H. Nason, A.B., 1903; English, Com- 
parative Literature, Charles W. Snow, A.B., 1907. 



CALENDAR 

Frid.w, April i6th 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2.30-550 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
330 P.M. Psi Upsilon plays Zeta Psi. 
430 P.M. Make-up in Gymnasium. 
Dramatic Club in Bangor. 
7.30 P.M. College Rally. 

Saturday, April 17TH 
. 2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. * ■ 
4.30 P.M. Make-up in Gymnasium. 
Baseball team plays Amherst at Amherst. 

Sunday, April i8th 

5.00 p.m. Chapel. President Hyde will speak. 
Monday, April 19TH 

Patriots' Day, a holiday. 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

Baseball team plays Pine Tree in Portland. 

8.00 P.M. Faculty Club. Prof. Hastings will 
speak on Gladstone. 

7.30 P.M. Gen. Chamberlain lectures on "Abra- 
ham Lincoln" in Congregational Church. 

Tuesday, April 20th 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

2.30-5.50 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Alpha Delta Phi plays Beta Theta Pi. 

7.00 P.M. Debate in English VII. Question: A 
College Commons would be for the best interests 
of Bowdoin College. Affirmative : Merrill, Ready. 
Negative : G. Cole, McFarland. Chairman, Slocum. 

Wednesday, April 2ist 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2.30-5.50 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
Alpha Delta Phi banquet in Portland. 

Thursday, April 22D 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

2.30-5.50 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Delta Kappa Epsilon plays Theta 
Delta Chi. 

7.00 P.M. Stereopticon Lecture on "Northfield" 
at Christian Association Meeting. 

Friday, April 23D 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2.30-5.50 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Delta Upsilon plays Zeta Psi. 
Beta Theta Pi House Party. 

Saturday, April 24TH 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
Baseball team plays Tufts at Brunswick. 
Dr. Cram addresses the Chemical Club. 



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Hluntni IDepartinent 

'48. — Dr. Charles Appleton Packard, the 
senior member of a family that for three gen- 
erations has been prominent in the life and 
government of the college, died at Bath, March 
23, 1909, aged eighty years, four months and 
thirteen days. His grandfather,Rev. Dr. Hez- 
ekiah Packard, was vice-president of the 
Board of Trustees for many years ; his father, 
Rev. Dr. Alpheus S. Packard was for over six 
decades a beloved and honored professor, and 
Dr. Packard himself served upon the Board of 
Overseers until his infirmity of deafness led 
him to resign. After graduation he studied 
engineering at the Lawrence Scientific School 
at Harvard University and was engaged in the 
construction of the Portland and Kennebec R. 
R. In 1853 he received an appointment from 
his uncle, President Franklin Pierce, in the 
Department of the Interior at Washington. In 
1855 he resumed the study of medicine which 
he had begun under Dr. J. D. Lincoln and 
graduated at the Medical School of Maine m 
1856. Pie settled in the practice of his pro- 
fession at Waldoboro where he speedily 
became the leading physician in that section. 

In 1866 he removed to Fordham, N. Y., 
and three years later on account of ill health 
resulting from malaria, to South Deei-field, 
Mass. In 1873 he settled in Bath where he 
continued his practice till nearly the close of 
his life. He was for some time port physician 
and for over twenty years was physician of the 
Military and Naval Orphan Asylum. Dr. 
Packard was a gentleman of the old school, a 
man of many accomplishments, a good artist, 
a fine musician, a lover of out door life ancl an 
ardent advocate of fish and game protection. 
Generous of his time and talents, he is mourn- 
ed by a wide circle of friends. 

'51.— Dr. Joseph Palmer Fessenden died at 
his home in Salem, Mass., March 26, 1909 of 
pneumonia, in his seventy-eighth year. He 
was the youngest of the distinguished family 
of Gen. Samuel Fessenden of Portland, five 
of whose sons graduated at Bowdoin, William 
P., Samuel €., Thomas A. D., and Charles S. 
D., and whose only daughter married Dr. John 
D. Lincoln of the Class of 1843. 

After graduation he studied medicine at 
Brunswick and in New York City, receiving 



his degree in 1854 from the New York Medi- 
cal College. He settled in the practice of his 
profession at Lewiston, Maine, where he 
remained till 1871. During this time he served 
as superintendent of the public schools and in 
both branches of the city government. He 
was also postmaster for eleven years. After 
residing in Portland two years, he went to 
Salem, Mass., where he soon acquired a large 
practice. Pie became a member of the stafif of 
physicians and surgeons of the Salem Hos- 
pital when it was established, and continued in 
this capacity till his death. He was a member 
of the state and local medical associations and 
had served upon the U. S. Examining Board 
for Pensions. Interested in educational affairs, 
he was for several years a member of the school 
committee. Dr. Fessenden was particularly 
loyal to his Alma Mater and his old college 
friends. In his last sickness one of the vol- 
umes he chose to have read to him was the 
catalogue of the alumni. 

'97. — Rev. Henry E. Dunnack, pastor of the 
Green Street Methodist Church, Augusta, 
seems destined to break all records for 
length of service in Maine Methodism, for at 
a meeting of the officials of the church, this 
week, it was voted to recommend at the com- 
ing Maine Conference his re-appointment for 
the tenth time, an unusual honor. There is 
said to be but one other Methodist minister in 
New England wlio has served one church as 
long. During his stay in Augusta Mr. Dun- 
nack's salary has been raised five times. To 
sliow their appreciation of his services the offi- 
cials voted to raise sufficient money to refur- 
nish and re-decorate the parsonage and to 
equip it with all modern devices. It has been 
currently reported for several days that the 
trustees of the Maine Wesleyan Seminary 
have had Mr. Dunnack in mind to succeed 
President W. F. Berry, who recently resigned, 
but as Mr. Dunnack much prefers pastoral 
duties, it is not believed that he will accept. He 
has recently declined a call to take a prosper- 
ous charge near New Orleans. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 23, 1909 



NO. 3 



BOWDOIN 0, AMHERST 1 

Winners Made Only One Hit off Manter — Fast Game 
by Bowdoin Infield 

After a long, hard trip to Amherst the 
Bowdoha team played the wearers of the pur- 
ple and white to a standstill. The fact that 
Manter struck out but one man is favorable 
testimony in regard to the fielding ability of 
this year's team. The only run was made in 
the first inning, when Washburn reached first 
on Bowers' wild throw, was helped to third 
by a hit by McClube and crossed the plate 
before Henry's fly to right could be returned. 

The game was a pitchers' battle. Manter 
allowed Amherst only one hit, while Vernon 
was hit safely only three times and struck out 
seven men. 

In the seventh inning Clifford received the 
ball from Bower and doubled to Wilson, 
thereby preventing a second run. 

The score : 

Amherst 

BH PO A E 

Jube, c.f 0200 

Washburn, 3b o 2 i 

McClube, I.f I 5 

Henry, p 8 2 

Kane, 2b o o i o 

Vernon, p o I i 

Pennock, s.s 3 i 

Burt, lb o 5 

Mclnerney, r.f 0100 

Totals I 26 6 o 

Bowdoin 

BH PO A E 

Wandtke, 2b i 3 

Wilsoii, c I 3 I 

Clifford, lb 14 o o 

McDade, I.f I o 

Manter, p i 5 

Bower, 3b i 7 i 

Lawliss, s.s. . . ; 2 o 

Pratt, r.f o 2 o o 

Purington, c.f o i o 

Totals 3 24 16 I 

Innings 
123456789 
Amherst i o o o o o — i 

Run made — By Wasbburne. Stolen bases — Mc- 
Clube, Wandtke, Bower. Struck out — By Vernon 7, 



by Manter. Double plays — Bower to Clifford; Clif- 
ford to Wilson. Hit by pitched ball— Henry. Wild 
pitches — Washburne, Bower. Umpire — Foley. Time 
— ih. 5Sm. 



BOWDOIN 12, PINE TREE 10 

Game Stopped by Rain at Beginning of Seventh — 
Both Pitchers Hit Hard 

A Portland paper recently announced that 
"Pop" Williams was up at Topsham getting 
the kinks out of his wing in preparation to 
teach the youngsters from Bowdoin a few 
things about baseball. Unfortunately weather 
conditions in Portland Monday, put a dam- 
per upon any instructions which "Pop" might 
have given, and Bowdoin defeated Pine Tree 
12 to 10 in a loosely played game that was 
called in the beginning of the seventh, when 
a rapidly approaching and ominous black 
cloud drove the spectators to shelter. The 
crowd was unexpectedly large for such a day, 
about 800 spectators turning out. In the 
crowd was a large number of Bowdoin under- 
graduates who went to Portland to get the 
first chance to see the team play. The game 
was just such a one as might be expected on 
such a cold, raw day, even the best of 
"em fumbled the easiest kinds of chances, and 
the pitchers could scarcely get the kinks out 
of their arms, both Williams and Harris being 
batted freely. 

BoVdoin 

ab r bh po a e 

Wandtke, 2b 4 i i i 3 i 

Wilson, c 4 X I s I 2 

Clifford, lb 3 2 i 8 o 

Manter, I.f 2 2 i 2 i o 

Harris, p 4 i 2 i o 

Bower, 3b 2 2 i o i o 

Lawliss, s.s. -r.f 41 1002 

Pratt, r.f. -s.s 4 I I i 3 o 

Purington, c.f 3 i o i 

Totals 30 12 9 18 9 6 

Pine Tree 

ab e bh po a e 

McDonough, ib 3 2 2 6 o o 

Williams, p 4 o I 

Kilfedder. s.s 4 i i 2 2 

Cox, r.f 231000 

Foss, I.f 4 I I I o 

Walsh, 3b 4 I 2 I I 

Pumphrey, 2b 3 I I 4 3 I 



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Jordan, c.f 3 I I o existing to-day as it has before and the stand- 

Gnmn. c J _^ J. _Z _! _! ard of Bowdoin College is as high to-day as 

Totals 30 10 10 i8 8 4 ^'^^'' '''^ ''^ history." 

„ , . The second speaker was "Tack" Minot, 'q6, 

Bowdom 3 7 2 o — 12 , ,, i r -ii r 1 r -T) I • ' 1 • 

Pine Tree 4 i 4 i o o— 10 O"^ °^ ^^^ most faithful of fjowdom s alumni 

and one always in touch with undergraduate 
Two-base hits-McDonough, Kilfedder Stolen iifg_ He said in part : 
bases — i^oss, i-'umphrey, Jordan, rirst base on « a n 1 • ■ ,1 , • 1 

balls-Off Harris, 2; off Williams, 4. Hit by A Bowdom man IS worth twice as much as 

pitched ball— By Harris, Cox ; by Williams, Manter, any other man. It may be true that Bowdoin 
Purington. Struck out— By Harris, 6; by Williams, men are fond of bragging but it is bragging 
6. Passed ball-By Wilson. Double plays--Man- ^^/^^^^ something behind it. Every Bowdoin 
ter and Wandtke; Kilfedder, Pumphrey and Mc- i,_i.i- ^1^1 • t r 

Donough. Time-1.30. Umpire-Bower. ma" o"ght to realize that he is a member of 

the fairest Alma Mater on earth and he ought 

to be proud of it." 

In closing he gave the following Five Com- 
SIXTH ANNUAL BOWDOIN RALLY mandments for Bowdoin undergraduates : 



The College Gathering Lets Loose a Year's Store of 

Pent=up Enthusiasm — Speeches by 

Prominent Alumni 

Friday evening, the Sixth Annual College 
Rally was held in Memorial Flail with a large 
crowd of Bowdoin men in attendance and an 
unusally good list of speakers on the program. 
The hall was finely decorated and the refresh- 
ments, particularly the punch, were well up 
to the standard promised. The band was 
there and showed the amount of work put 
into practicing by the able manner in which 
the music was rendered. For souvenirs little 
white flags with "Bowdoin Rally, 1909," 
printed upon them were distributed. Smoking 
materials were passed around from time to 
time during the evening. The Undergradu- 
ate Council- who directed the whole affair did 
a fine piece of work and the college has good 
reason to be grateful. Thanks are also due 
to the band for its contribution to the enjoy- 
ment of the evening. 

Atwood, '09, Chairman of the Student 
Council, presided at the rally and after two 
numbers by the band he introduced Prof. 
Robinson as the first speaker in the place of 
President Hyde, who was obliged to be ab- 
sent. Professor Robinson began with a few 
witty remarks which drew out the good feel- 
ing of the audience and made a pleasant open- 
ing for the evening. He spoke as the repre- 
sentative of the faculty and his speech was 
up to his usual standard of excellence. In 
closing he said : 

"It is impossible for a man to grow old in 
such an atmosphere as that of Bowdoin. 
Association with Bowdoin men makes a man 
stay young. Students come and go from 
year to year, but the same vigorous life is 



1. Thou shalt not allow thy studies to 
interfere too much with thy regular college 
work. 

2. Thou shalt not be a knocker or college 
anarchist. 

3. Thou shalt not forget that thou hast an 
individual responsibility. 

4. Thou shalt give the faculty a show. 

5. Thou shalt love thy Bowdoin as thy- 
self and more than thyself. 

This speech was followed by music by the 
band, during which the crowd mingled infor- 
mally and enjoyed the refreshments. At its 
close Judge F. A. Fisher, '81, gave a short 
address on the Bowdoin of 30 years ago. He 
gave a few reminiscences of rowing and other 
interests of those days. He also extended to 
the rally the greetings of the Bowdoin Club of 
Boston, of which he is president. In closing 
he spoke of the value of taking an active part 
in college sports and activities with its bearing 
on later life. 

The next speaker was Emery O. Beane, '04, 
who was captain of Bowdoin's football team 
during his senior year. He said in part : 

"Tlie rallies ought to be rallying times for 
alumni and more ought to return every year. 
This was the plan of those who arranged the 
first rally. Things didn't go very well in the 
beginning. The faculty objected to the term 
'smoker' which was proposed and the inno- 
cent name 'rally' was substituted. It was 
held in the gym. instead of Memorial 
Flail but everyone then had a good time. 
Now it is held in Memorial Hall where it 
should be held and in the manner it should 
be held. You cannot have college spirit 
unless you have individual spirit. Every man 
ought to do something for the college even 
tho it were a small thing. For it is only 



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when each individual is working for the col- 
lege that there exists the true college spirit. 
The college paper ought not to find fault with 
the various teams nor should the students 
knock when they don't know they have reason 
to do so or even when they do. Bowdoin 
ought to have more athletic relations outside 
the state. More and more men are coming 
from away and if Bowdoin is to hold her true 
place she should arrange for more games in 
other states. 

Mr. Bean closed by complimenting Coach 
Morrill in very high terms. 

Mr. Chester T. Hawes, '76, always a wel- 
come speaker at Bowdoin's gatherings, was 
next on the program. He paid a masterly 
tribute to three of Bowdoin's older alumni 
whom Bowdoin men ought always to honor: 
John Parker Hale, '27, who was a prominent 
member of both Houses of Congress before 
and during the Civil War and one of the first 
to take an open stand against slavery ; John 
Albion Andrew, '37, who was the war gov- 
ernor of Massachusetts from 1861 to 1865 ; 
and William Pitt Fessenden, '23, who was a 
Senator in war times and Secretary of the 
Treasury in the strenuous year at the close of 
the war. These three were men of sterling 
character who stood by what they thought 
right regardless of what the consequences 
might be to them. 

After another selection by the band Bert 
Morrill, '10, was called on for a few words 
about the track team's prospects for this 
spring. He said in substance : 

In the Maine Meet Bowdoin wants to look 
out for over-confidence. Maine is out for the 
meet hard and will put up a strongfight. With 
hard work, however, Bowdoin should be able 
to win the meet. Dartmouth and Tech. are 
set down by Boston papers for the leaders in 
the New England Meet but Bowdoin ought 
to be able to furnish them a big surprise. 
While it would be too much to talk of vic- 
tory at the National College Meet, when it is 
thru Bowdoin will have a national repu- 
tation in place of a local one. 

Captain Newman, '10, of next fall's foot- 
ball team spoke briefly next, urging the alumni 
to see that every good football man they 
know who is going to college will come to 
Bowdoin. 

"Baldy" Stanwood, '08, captain of last 
year's baseball team, followed with a few 
words about the work of this year's team. 



He urged that more undergraduates be out 
on the field afternoons to watch practice. 

Dr. Whittier was the last speaker of the 
evening. He said in part: 

Of the material needs of Bowdoin, that of 
a new gymnasium is first, is second, and is 
third. The desperate need is perhaps scarcely 
recognized by students, alumni or faculty. 
There are three reasons for the inadequacy of 
the present gym : 

1. It is 23 years old. 

2. The size of the college has doubled 
since it was built. 

3. Ideals in regard to college gymnasiums 
have changed. 

The first cry for a new one was seven years 
ago. Now is the time for an earnest endeavor 
to get new funds. Every student can say a 
good, word for the project and stop knocking. 
If we can keep on wishing and working there 
will soon be a gymnasium out by the pines 
well worthy to be compared with the other 
fine buildings of Bowdoin. 

The evening's festivities were closed with 
a rendering of Bowdoin Beata and Phi Chi, 
and some rousing college cheers, led by Bur- 
ton, '09, which bid fair to lift the boards off 
the floor of the baseball cage above. 



FIRST HOME GAME TOMORROW 

Bowdoin to Meet Tufts on Whittier Field— College 

Band to Furnish Music — Undergraduates 

Urged to Attend 

To-morrow afternoon at 2.30 the college 
will have the first of only four opportunities 
to see this year's baseball team play on Whit- 
tier Field. In addition to being one of only 
four chances, it will be the only chance to see 
Bowdoin meet an out-of-the-state team. 
There is no occasion for -reviewing here the 
poor support which the home games of last 
year received. Suffice it to remind the col- 
lege that Manager Webster was forced to cut 
the number of home games to four, because 
experience has shown that the home games 
wil'l not pay expenses. To-morrow the price 
of admission will be 35 cents with an extra 
charge of 15 cents for a seat in the grand 
stand. There are three reasons why every 
man in college should be on hand to witness 
the Tufts game. The first is that a Bowdoin 
team plays ; the second that Manager Webster 
has had hard luck in getting two rainy days in 

[Continued on page 21.] 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 



p. B. MORSS, 1910 
THOMAS OTIS, 1910 
W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 
J. C. "WHITE. 1911 

R. D. MORSS, igio 
J. L. CURTIS, igii 



C. D. ROBBINS, 1911 
E. W. SKELTON. 1911 
W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 
W. A. FULLER, 1912 

Business Manager 
Asst. 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. XXXIX. APRIL 23, 1909 No. 3 



* ». 4* t +1, At its April meeting 
A Matter for the ^j^^ Undergraduate Coun- 
Further Consideration ^.j discussed briefly the 
of the Council possibilities of levying 
athletic dues in one sum. The attitude which 
the Council took in the matter was, that such 
an action would place athletics upon a firmer 
financial basis. We question whether the 
levying of athletic dues in a lump sum wQuld 
increase the amount subscribed, but grant 
that it would divide the receipts among the 
four departments — football, baseball, track 
and tennis — according to the proportionate 
needs of each. But would it not do more 
than this? With a common fund the Athletic 
Association could hire a trainer whose time 
would be devoted to all teams alike. In the 
past Bowdoin teams have suffered because 
the coaches have been called upon to train 
their teams in addition to acting in the capac- 
ity of coach. A coach is hired to teach the 
team the game, not to train the men. To ask 
a coach to do more than this is an imposition 
to him, and a hardship to the fellows, for one 



coach cannot have two irons in the fire and 
get results. The alumni most interested in 
athletics has long advocated the policy of hav- 
ing a trainer whose sole business is to care 
for the physical condition of the men. The 
hope has been long deferred because the col- 
lege's athletic interests lack unity, but the pas- 
sage of an act to bring athletic interests under 
one financial head opens up the possibilitv of 
a trainer for all teams. We hope to hear more 
discussion at the May meeting. 



While the Orient does 
Some Inside not advocate the policy of 

Information digging up old scores, it 
feels callled upon to set 
forth some "inside information" upon a mat- 
ter which is of vital importance to Bowdoin 
men everywhere. Altho it is now somewhat 
late to criticise the action of last year's base- 
ball team for purchasing black sweaters, we 
wish to caution all future managers against 
repeating the offense. Men speak of the 
white of Bowdoin, the blue of Yale, the crim- 
son of Harvard, the green of Dartmouth, 
leaving Amherst and Williams to dispute for 
the purple, and Brown to solace herself with 
the unobtrusive color of her name. Like the 
English constitution, the white of Bowdoin is 
unwritten law. If for emphasizing the college 
initial, it is necessary to use some contrasting 
color, and if black is thought to be the right 
color, so let it be. But the dismal shade 
should not be regarded as any part of the col- 
lege color, nor should the white ribbons be 
disgraced by combining them with black ones. 



^ , , ,, , ,. Lest there be any confus- 

Track Letters for the .^^^ ^^^^. ,ti„g the 

Eastern Intercom ^^.^^^ j^^^^^ ^^ -tjci- 

legiateMeet ^^^^.^^ -^^ ^^^ ^^g^g,.,^ i„. 

tercoUegiate Meet, we quote that section of 
the Atliietic Council's constitution which bears 
upon this point : 

The following men shall be entitled to wear a 
track "B" upon recommendation of the Captain ami 
Manager and subject to the approval of tlie Athletic 
Council: Those who win one or more points at the 
N. E. I. A. A. meeting or other inicr-collcgiatc con- 
test designated by the council; those who win a first 
or second in the Maine Meet." 

We venture to express the Utopian hope 
that every man on the team will win his letter 
at the Eastern Meet. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



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FIRST HOME GAME TOMORROW 

[Continued from page 19.] 

which he only received half the guarantee; 
and the third is that the Bowdoin band will be 
there. If you don't care about the game, 
come because the association needs the money, 
and if their needs do not appeal to you, come 
and hear the band. A squad of special police 
have been engaged to shoot any undergrad- 
uate parasite caught crawling under the fence 
or climbing a tree. 

Bowdoin's baseball relations with Tufts 
since 1906 are seen from the following data 
which shows Bowdoin to have won three 
games out of five, but to have scored a total 
of 21 points against Tufts' 30. 

April 19, 1906 Bowdoin 2, Tufts, 13 

June 12, igo6 Bowdoin 2, Tufts, i 

May 16, 1907 Bowdoin 9, Tufts, 7 

April 25, 1908 Bowdoin 4, Tufts, 2 

May 12, 1908 Bowdoin 4, Tufts, 7 

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H. M. BERRY, 'II, ELECTED ASSISTANT FOOTBALL 
MANAGER 

Student Body Gives Council Power to Regulate Cir= 
culation of Subscription Papers 

At the mass-meeting held last Thursday in 
Meinorial Hall the election of assistant foot- 
ball manager, under the recent amendment 
to the Athletic Council's constitution, was 
carried out with the result that Harrison M. 
Berry, '11, the third candidate for the office, 
was elected by a plurality of 60 votes. 

It was also voted that an amendment be 
made to Art. 6 Sec. 2 of the Constitution of 
the Bowdoin College Athletic Association, by 
striking out the word "two" (2), in the pro- 
viso, so that the proviso shall read : "Provided, 
however, that such election shall be made 
from the candidate previously nominated by 
the Athletic Council as provided in Art. 5, 
Sec. 3 of the Constitution of that body." 

And a further amendment of the saine 
section by adding the following proviso: 
"And provided further, that such election 
shall not take place until at least two days 
after the original nominations have been made 
by the Athletic Council." 

It was also voted that no subscription paper 
of any kind is to be passed among Bowdoin 
students, without the permission of the Under- 
g-raduate Council. , 



CollcGe Botes 

MASS=MEETINQ AT 7 O'CLOCK TO=NIQHT 

New Meadows Inn will open April 28th. 
The Dramatic Club spent Sunday at Bangor. 

George P. Hyde, '08, spent Sunday and Monday 
at home. 

I'Cendrie, '10, pumped the chapel organ, Tuesday- 
morning. 

Rev. E. M. Cousins, '"JJ, of Thomaston, visited the 
college the first of the week. 

W. L. Grindle, Bates, '12, was a guest of Skelton, 
'11, at the Rally, Friday night. 

Maine defeated Colby, i to 0, in a six inning 
exhibition game a,t Waterville, Monday. 

New back stop nets are being erected at the 
faculty tennis court near the Kappa Sigma House. 

An illustrated article on the Bowdoin Dramatic 
Club appeared last Saturday in the Boston Globe. 

George Bower, '07, umpired the Pine Tree game 
Monday. "Ike" Lawrence, '08, also attended the 
game. 

Brunswick High defeated Morse High in baseball 
by the score of 22 to 8, on the Delta, Monday after- 
noon. 

Hamburger, '10, umpired the baseball game be- 
tween Brunswick and Morse High on the Delta, 
Monday. 

Trials for the Track Team will be held Monday, 
April 26. The training table will be started on 
Tuesday. 

L. A, Rogers, '75, Superintendent of Schools for 
the towns of Mexico and Dixfield, was on the cam- 
pus, Monday. 

R. W. Sullivan, '11, captain of the Delta Upsilon 
baseball team, sprained his wrist in practice the 
first of tire week. 

Freshmen who are working for the position of 
assistant track manager are MoCormick, Morss, L. 
Pratt, and Hathaway. 

The ball game scheduled for Thursday, April IS, 
between Kappa Sigma and Delta Upsilon had to be 
postponed because of rain. 

McFarland, '11, and Burlingame, '12, went to 
Hebron Thursday, to give the Academy track team 
a few pointers on track athletics. 

Manager Mack of the Philadelphia Americans has 
begun culling out his team for the season, and has 
sent Pitcher Files, Bowdoin, '08, to Holyoke. 

As soon as the courts get in condition the tennis 
management plan to hold a round robin tournament 
to work out the men who will try for the tennis 
team. 

The Bowdoin fencing team will meet the Pianelli 
Club of Augusta on April 30 The personnel of the 
Bowdoin team will be Bridge, Tobey, and Stephens, 
as at the Indoor Meet 

S. C. W. Simpson, '03. of Portland, who was for- 
merly with D. C. Heath & Co., is now in charge of 
the High School and College Publications of Benj. 
H. Sanborn & Co., for the New England States. 



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A picture of the Bowdoin fencing team appeared 
in last Saturda5''s issue of tlie Portland Advertiser. 

Tlie Delta Upsilon House party this j'ear will be 
held May 7th. The reception will be held in the 
evening from 8 to 9.30, instead of in the afternoon 
as formerly. 

Berton M. Clough, '00, who for several years has 
been principal of the High School in Easthampden 
is making plans to engage in the real estate business 
in Portland, next year. 

The Student Council requests all men who have 
not yet turned in the prospective student blanks, to 
do so at once. Blanks may be handed to any mem- 
ber of the Council or delivered at the faculty oifice. 

The Massachusetts Club meeting scheduled for 
Saturday, April 24, has been postponed until Satur- 
day, May I. The meeting will be held at the Kappa 
Sigma House, and Dr. Burnett will probably give a 
short talk before the club. 

Professor Allen Johnson attended a meeting of 
the New England Teachers' History Association last 
Saturday in Boston, and took part in a discussion 
on a proposed Syllabus for the teaching of Civil 
Government in secondary schools. 

Capt. Atwood and Coach Morrill called the track 
men to the gymnasium Tuesday and gave fhem a 
curtain lecture on conduct. Capt. Atwood told the 
men that they must keep out of interfraternity base- 
ball and must not cut track practice. 

Rev. Paul Revere Frothingham of Boston, will be 
the college preacher at the Congregational Church 
next Sunday. Dr. Frothingham comes here thru 
the kindness of Professor and Mrs. Files and no 
Bowdoin man can afford to miss hearing him. 

Pratt. '12, who played the Amherst and Pine Tree 
games is a brother to George Pratt, '01, captain of 
the baseball team his senior year. In playing the 
Amherst game he repeated his brother's experience 
of participation in the first college baseball game 
that he ever saw. 

The first and second year medical students are 
holding a series of baseball games for the dinners at 
iSfew 'Meadows Inn. The class winning three out 
of five games will dine at the Inn at the expense of 
the losing class. In the first game, played Wednes- 
day morning, the first year men were victorious by 
the score of 6 to 5. 

Roy L. Marston, '99, who was to be a speaker ai 
the Rally last week, arrived in Brunswick a day late. 
He had intended to be present, but had made a 
mistake in the date. He was away froni home, on 
government forestry work near West Point, N. Y.. 
and left his work unfinished so as to come to the 
Rally. The mistake was unfortunate, but Mr. 
Marston regarded the matter as a good joke on 
himself, and spent Saturday evening and Sunday on 
the campus as he had planned. 

Maine people and especially the friends and 
alumni of Bowdoin College, will be interested to 
learn that it is now practically certain that Con- 
gressman DeAlva S. Alexander of Buffalo, N. Y., 
is slated for the chairmanship of the Rivers and 
Harbors Committee of the House. Congressman 
Alexander is the founder of the Alexander Prize at 
Bowdoin College, from which he was graduated in 
1870, and he is one of the most enthusiastic of the 
alumni of the Maine institution to be found in or 
about Washington. 



The cups which are offered by Mr. Edgar O. 
Achorn of the Class of 18S1 to the winner of a 
Freshman-Sophomore debate are now on exhibition 
at the library. They are three in number, and 
should prove an incentive to make the two teams 
put in the hardest kind of work. The debate takes 
place in Memorial Hall April 30. 

Wallace C. Philoon, Bowdoin, '05, a senior at 
West Point, has been presented a sabre in recog- 
nition of his services as captain of the football team. 
This gift was made by the school officials when they 
gave out the medals to those who have won their 
A's in athletics. It is the first time that such a gift 
has been bestowed in addition to the medals. 

President Hyde went to Bowdoinham, Tuesday, 
to attend a hearing before the State Commissioner 
of Agriculture relative to his charges against Tops- 
ham Fair. Each year the state appropriates a sum 
of money to aid the fairs provided that there are no 
gambling games or immoral shows upon the 
grounds. President Hyde brought evidence to the 
hearing to prove that both gambling games and im- 
moral shows were upon the grounds. At the time 
of going to press the result of the hearing is not 
known. 

At a recent meeting of the Brunswick Village 
Corporation, Professor Files was elected president, 
Mr. I. P. Booker and Professor Allen Johnson vice- 
presidents, S. B. Furbish treasurer, Hon. Barrett 
Potter, Professor Chapman. Professor Little, 
Professor Moody, and Dr. Elliott, on the executive 
committee, from the college. An investigation is 
being made relative to extending the mall further 
down Maine Street, as the expense of keeping in 
condition the street of its present width is very 
great. 

An event of considerable importance to Bowdoin ■• 
students will be the ordination exercises next Mon- • 
day afternoon and evening of Mr. Chester B. Emer- 
son, a Bowdoin graduate of the Class of 1904. Mr. 
Emerson has been studying at Union Theological 
Seminary in New York and is graduated this spring. 
The afternoon session next Monday will begin at 2 
o'clock at which time a council of ministers and del- 
egates from the Congregational churches of the 
neighborhood will convene and examine the candi- 
date as to his theological views. This session is open 
to the public and always proves to be of great inter- 
est. At 7.30 in the evening the ordination exercises 
will take place with a sermon by President Hyde 
and a charge to the candidate by Rev. Herbert^ A. 
Jump. The chorus choir of the church will sing. 
Students are invited to this session also. Occasions 
of this sort come to Brunswick but rarely, and 
therefore should attract the greater attention when 
they do come. 



CALENDAR 

Frid,\y, April 230 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Delta Upsilon vs. Zeta Psi. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up Gymnasium. 
Beta Theta Pi House Party. 

Saturday, April 24TH 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up Gymnasium. 



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Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Brunswick. 

Dr. Cram addresses the Chemical Club. 

Sunday, April 2Sth 

10.45 A.M. Rev. Paul Revere Frothingham, the 
College Preacher, will speak in the Congregational 
Church. 

5.00 P.M. Chapel. Rev. Paul Revere Frothing- 
ham speaks. 

7.00 P.M. Questionaire. 

MoND.w, April 26th 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Zeta Psi vs. Theta Delta Chi. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up Gymnasium. 

Tuesday, April 27TH 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Kappa Sigma vs. Psi Upsilon. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up Gymnasium. 

Baseball team leaves for Hanover, N. H. 

7.00 P.M. Debate in English VII. Question: The 
powers of Europe should combine to deprive King 
Leopold and the Belgian government of the control 
of the Congo Free State. Affirmative : Robinson, 
Thompson. Negative : Phillips, Skillins. Chairman, 
Goodspeed. 

Wednesday, April 28th 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

4.30 P.M. Make-up Gymnasium. 

Bowdoin vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 

New Meadows Inn opens. 

Thursday, April 29TH 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Beta Theta Pi. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up Gymnasium. 
7.00 P.M. Stereopticon Lecture on Northfield at 
Christian Association Meeting. 

Bowdoin vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 

Friday, April 30TH 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Theta Delta Chi vs. Kappa Sigma. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up Gymnasium. 
Sophomore-Freshman Debate. 

8.00 P.M. Bowdoin Fencing Team vs. Pianelli 
Club at Augusta. 

Saturday, May ist 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up Gymnasium. 



AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE NEGLECTED 

Why All Sorts of Bowdoin Men Want to Go to 

Northfield This Year — Stereopticon Lecture 

on Northfield, April 22 

Every Bowdoin man wants to have his college 
considered by leading American colleges and pre- 
paratory schools as in the front rank of educational 
institutions. Moreover, he wants to make the high- 
est possible use of his powers. In no more 
effective and yet congenial way can he approacli 
both these ends than by attending the Student 
Conference at Northfield. 

At this beautiful summer resort on the banks of 
the Connecticut there gathers every year a body of 



some nine or ten hundred students, representing 
some hundred and fifty leading colleges and prep, 
schools of eastern United States and Canada. They 
are leaders of these institutions in every way. 
Many of the best athletes and finest minds in the 
college world are gathered here and each finds 
abundant opportunities for the exercise of his pow- 
ers. Those who have led earnest discussions in the 
morning or have listened to some pat and brainy 
addresses in the evening will 'be found in the after- 
noon engaging with all their energy in athletic 
events. A series of baseball games for the college 
championship, a tennis tournament with 150 or 
more entries, swimming in the Connecticut, tramp- 
ing expeditions about the country, a track meet and 
unique celebration of Fourth of July offer a man a 
splendid chance both for recreation and for rep- 
resenting his college. Another congenial custom in 
which the colleges are either represented or fail to 
be represented is that by which the delegations at 
meal time cheer their own and sister institutions 
back and forth throughout the meal. On Fourth 
of July eve a program of college cheers and songs 
is held in the vast auditorium, in conjunction with 
other unique features, in which each delegation must 
have a certain number of members to enter. Bow- 
doin last year had enough men for the cheer, but 
not enough to entitle "Bowdoin Beata." Surely we 
cannot afford to have the hard-earned reputation 
Bowdoin has achieved in so many lines be dimmed 
by a poor representation here and we have not yet 
approached a delegation to compare with those sent 
by the body of other colleges. Moreover, the prep, 
schools, whose representatives are influenced by all 
these things are among the most desirable to be 
reached, in the country. 

A pleasant feature of the conference is the fra- 
ternity fellowship. The members of each frater- 
nity always plan to have some sort of a special 
gathering, such as a banquet at the spacious sum- 
mer hotel. 

The real end and aim of Northfield, however, is 
to help the college man decide those great issues 
which underlie his problems of life. By its invig- 
orating atmosphere, its congenial association with 
broadly representative men, and especially by the 
influence of its leaders, men of international fame 
who practice what they preach, Northfield has 
brought many a perplexed and cynical man into the 
light of a sane faith and has sent him forth burn- 
ing, in the radiance of his new vision, to grapple 
with the problems of life. 

Bowdoin men owe it to their college and to them- 
selves to turn out in a representative delegation at 
Northfield this year. It lasts from July 2 to July 
II. The expenses are trivial in comparison to the 
value received, a reduced rate railroad fare, a five- 
dollar program fee, and twelve dollars for board 
and room completing the account. Moreover, a 
limited number of positions as student waiters may 
be secured, if applied for early, which will reduce 
the expense account to almost nothing. With some 
fellows work or other summer plans may seem to 
interfere, but any man who has been to Northfield 
will say that it pays to plan for the conference even 
to the extent of forfeiting a good job. All those 
who are interested, come to the stereopticon talk 
on the subject next Thursday night, April 29. Fur- 
ther particular will be gladly given by A, W. Stone, 
'10, chairman of the Northfield Committee. 



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Hlumni S)epartment 

'60.— Col. Albert W. Bradbury died at 
Buckfield, March 27, 1909, of oneumonia. He 
was the son of Hon. Blon and Alice (Will- 
iams) Bradbury, and was born at Calais, Jan. 
29, 1840. He spent his childhood at Eastport, 
but was prepared for college at the University 
Grammar School at Providence, R. I. Upon 
graduation he began the study of law, but in 
the early days of the war entered the army as 
second lieutenant of the First Maine Mounted 
Artillery. He passed rapidly through the 
various grades to be major of his regiment 
and brevet lieutenant colonel of volunteers. 
At the close of the three years" term of service 
he re-enlisted his entire command and after a 
distinguished record for bravery and efficiency 
was mustered out of the service July 24, 1865. 
He resumed the study of law with his father at 
Portland and was associated with him in the 
practice of his profession in that city for ten 
years. Subsequently his law partner was Geo. 
F. McQuillan (Bowdoin, 1875). He served 
as city 'solicitor and as United States District 
Attorney under President Cleveland. Ill 
health forced him to retire from practice a few 
years ago and he has since resided at Buck- 
field. One who knew him well writes as fol- 
lows : "The charm of his manners and^ conver- 
sation was irresistible; and the high-bred 
courtesy of his bearing made him a marked 
and conspicuous figure. No one could talk 
with him even for a short time without falling 
under the spell of his delightful personality." 

'64. — Rev. Dr. William H. Pierson closes in 
June next a pastorate of eighteen years at the 
First Unitarian Church in Somerville, Mass., 
and a service of forty-two years in the Christ- 
ian ministry. 

'74. — Dr. D. O. S. Lowell, after a brilliant 
career as a teacher for twenty-five years in the 
Roxbury Latin School, has been chosen head- 
master of that institution to the great satisfac- 
tion of its students and friends. A recent 
number of the school paper published an 
appreciative sketch which has been heartily 
re-echoed in the editorial columns of Boston 
papers. 

'■jj. — Invitations have been issued for the 
marriage on April 21, 1909, of Alice Longfel- 
low, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Henry H. 
Smith of New Haven, Conn., to Caleb Wilson 
Spofford O'Connor of Washington, D. C. 



The grooan is a son of Mrs. S. W. B. Diehl, 
the wife of Captain Diehl of the United States 
Navy. 

'94. — Rev. Alfred V. Bliss has resigned the 
pastorate of the Plymouth Church of Utica, 
New York. 

'96. — John Clair Minot, for 12 years asso- 
ciate editor of the Kennebec Journal, has 
resigned to accept a position on the editorial 
stafl^ of the Youth's Companion, of which 
Edward Stanwood (Bowdoin, 186I), is at the 
head. Mr. Minot will move from Augusta to 
Boston and assume his new duties May 17. 

'99. — Thomas Littlefield Marble has written 
an extremely pretty little comedy in three acts 
entitled, "The Wooing of Wilhelmina." It is 
said to be wholesome and vivacious and 
strongly recommended to the lovers of old- 
fashioned romance. Mr. Marble showed lit- 
erary talent during his college course and 
Bowdoin graduates will recall that he was on 
the editorial board of the Orient and Quill. 

1900. — The Portland Sunday Times of 
March 28th, contains an illustrated article 
of Barranquilla, Colombia, where Albro L. 
Burnell has for a year and a half been United 
States vice-consul. 

1900. — Philip L. Pottle has recently become 
superintendent of the International Paper 
Company's Mills at Glens Falls, New York, at 
a salary of $3,000. 

'04. — William F. Coan, who has been prin- 
cipal of the Houlton High School for two 
years, has been elected superintendent of 
schools in the district of Houlton and adjoin- 
ing towns. 



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VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 30, 1909 



NO. 4 



BOWDOIN 6, DARTMOUTH 1 

Word was received at the college Wednes- 
day night that the baseball team had defeated 
Dartmouth, 6 to i. No particulars of the 
game could be learned other than Means, the 
new Freshman pitcher, did the twirling. 
When the score was received here the col- 
lege prepared for a good old-fashioned cele- 
bration and inside of fifteen minutes a big fire 
was lighted in front of the chapel. The mem- 
bers of the college band got out their instru- 
ments and the entire student body marched 
down town where the townspeople were 
reminded forcibly that Bowdoin had won a 
victory. Upon returning to the college the 
procession called upon Professors Files, 
Woodruff, Johnson, Edwards, Bridgham, 
Houghton, Mitchell, and Copeland. The day 
was cold and windy and the students shivered 
in the grandstand. Diartmouth had little dif- 
ficulty in finding the Bowdoin pitcher. Means, 
but failed to bunch hits at critical times and 
suffered much from errors. Brady at first 
dropped a ball in the third inning which let in 
two runs for Bowdoin. Dean Emerson 
pitched the first ball. 

SCORE BY INNINGS 

Dartmouth o o i o — i 

Bowdoin o o 4 o o 2 o — 6 

Base hits — Dartmouth, 15 ; Bowdoin, 7. Errors — 
Dartmouth, 6 ; Bowdoin, 4. Bateries, Eckstrom and 
Chadbourne ; Means and Wilson. Time — 2 hours, 3 
minutes. Umpire, Killourhy of Laconia. 



BOWDOIN 3, TUFTS 7 

Medford Collegians Connect with Manter's Delivery at 

Proper Time — Costly Errors Lose Game for 

Bowdoin 

In the first home game of the season Bow- 
doin was defeated by Tufts to the tune of 7 to 
3. The day v\'as very cold for baseball and 
the strong wind affected both pitchers and 
fielders to quite an extent. The attendance 
was very good, especially in comparison with 
the poor support given the team at the home 
games of last year. The band was there and 



gave several good selections which added to 
the spirit of the game. 

As to the game itself it was interesting and 
well played considering the unfavorable 
weather conditions. Tufts won the game by 
having a man in the box whom Bowdoin 
couldn't hit safely at the right time. Martin 
pitched steady ball and he repeatedly held the 
Bowdoin batters down when there were good 
chances for a score. The Tufts men seemed 
to connect with Manter's delivery rather easily 
and hit hard almost from the first. Bow- 
doin's errors were made, moreover, at critical 
times for the most part and were responsible 
for some of the Tufts score. In batting Tufts 
showed excellent team work and their sacri- 
fice hits were very successful. Manter gave 
place to Harris in the eighth inning and the 
latter pitched well for the remaining two. 

Bowdoin 

R BH PO A E 

Wilson, c I 2 5 I 

McDade, If i 2 

W. Clififord, ib IS o 

Manter, p., rf i i o 6 o 

Harris, ss., p i i 4 2 

Bower, 3b i I 

Wandtke. 2b o i 3 4 

Pratt, rf o o i 

Pnrington, cf o i I o 

Lawlis, ss o o 2 

3 8 27 17 3 
Tufts 

R BH PO A E 

Dustin. ss I 2 3 I 

Hooper, 3b 3 2 2 I I 

Priest, cf I I O I O 

R. Clifford, c I 9 2 

Martin, p o 2 o 

Knight, lb I i I2 o o 

Mc Kenna, 2b o o 2 4 l 

Hall, If 2 I o I 

Simonds, r.f o O 

Totals 7 7 27 14 3 

Two-base hits — Dustin, Hooper, Wilson, Mc- 
Dade. Three-base hits— R. Clifford. Stolen bases 
—Hooper, Knight, Hall 2, Wilson, McDade, 
Wandtke. Base on balls— Off Martin 4, off Manter 
3. Struck out— By Martin 9, by Manter 3, by Har- 
ris 2. Sacrifice hits — Simonds. Wild pitches— 
Manter 2. Umpire — J. Carrigan. Time — i hour 
59 minutes. 



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'VARSITY TO MEET PINE TREE SATURDAY 

Manager Webster announced Tuesday that 
the baseball team will play Pine Tree a second 
game at Portland next Saturday. The Port- 
land papers Tuesday contained the follow- 
ing notice of the game which perhaps is all 
the introduction that the game needs. 

"The Pine Tree management yesterday 
received the welcome news that the Bowdoin 
Varsity would fill their open date next Sat- 
urday with another trip to this city to try and 
land another scalp from Pop Williams' outfit 
and the fans, if the weather conditions are at 
all favorable, will have an opportunity to 
watch an exceedingly fast game. Pop is 
more or less confident that his team with a 
few changes will be able to turn the tables on 
the collegians who carried off the honors in 
the Patriots' Day games when the conditions 
made anything like good work by either team 
an impossibility." 



SOPHOMORE=FRESHMAN DEBATE TO=NIQHT 

This evening at 8 o'clock the college will 
have the pleasure of listening to the first inter- 
class debate which has ever been held here. 
The movement which culminates in to-night's 
contest was started by Mr. Edgar O. Achorn 
of the Class of 1881, when he offered the ele- 
gant cups which have been on exhibition in 
the library for the past week to the winners 
\oi a debate between the two lower classes. 
Mr. Achorn has always been interested in 
debating activities, and has shown his inter- 
est in to-night's contest, not alone by offering 
the cups, but he has also left his business to 
come here from Boston to preside over the 
debate. 

The question is : Resolved, That the system 
of trial by jury should be abolished. Nine- 
teen eleven upholds the affirmative with the 
following men speaking in the order named; 
A. H. Cole, J. C. White, and W. F. Merrill. 
The speakers for the Freshmen in the order 
named are : B. C. Rodick, E. L. Maloney, and 
H. L. Bryant. E. G. Fifield, '11, and W. A. 
Fuller, '12, are the alternates. The judges of 
the debate will be President William DeWitt 
Hyde, Professor Flenry L. Chapman, and 
Dean Alfred Mitchell of the Medical School. 



BETA THETA PI HOUSE PARTY 

Beta Sigma Chapter of the Beta Theta Pi 
fraternity entertained April 23 and 24 with 
its annual house party. The reception was 
held in the afternoon from four to six and 
dancing began at nine in the evening. The 
living room, dining room and library of the 
chapter house on McKeen Street were deco- 
rated with palms and roses of the fraternity 
color. The guests were received by Mrs. 
William DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. Henry Johnson 
and Mrs. Franklin C. Robinson of Bruns- 
wick, Mrs. William T. Haines of Waterville, 
and Mrs. William Ginn of Gardiner. Mrs. 
Haines and Mrs. Nathan Weston of Augusta 
were the house chaperones. 

Coffee was poured at the reception by Mrs. 
Frank E. Rolaerts of Brunswick and Mrs. 
Nathan Weston of Augusta. Mrs. Allen 
Johnson of Brunswick and Mrs. M. Delmont 
Hanson of Portland, presided at the tea urn. 
Ices were served by Mrs. Algernon C. Chand- 
ler. The committee in charge of the house 
party consisted of Thomas Davis Ginn, '09, 
of Boston, Mass. ; William Haines, '09. of 
Waterville ; Guy Parkhurst Estes, '09, of 
Skowhegan ; Ira Brown Robinson, '10, of 
Bath, and John Libby Curtis, '11, of Camden. 
The young ladies present were Miss Jean 
Partridge, Miss Evangeline R. Bridge, Miss 
Sue Ginn of Boston, Miss Gladys N. Libby 
of Somerville, Mass. ; Miss Alice Wood of 
Newton. Mass. ; Miss E. Louise Morrissey, 
Miss Alice L. Brummett of Roxbury, Mass. ; 
Miss Pearl Davis of Cambridge, Mass. ; Miss 
Mildred Smith of Dover, N. H. ; Miss 
Frances A. Skolfield, Miss Margaret Gra- 
ham, Miss Dorothy Clay, Miss Florence Cof- 
fey, Miss Webb, Miss Biyant, Mrs. Charles 
Webster of Portland ; Miss Jeannette Jordan, 
Miss Anna Gay, Miss Harrington of Rock- 
land, Miss Frances Little, Miss Frances Skol- 
field. Miss Anne Johnson, Miss Flelen Merri- 
man. Miss Beatrice Hacker, Miss Mildred 
Fides, Miss Ruth Little, Miss Margaret 
Swett of Brunswick, Miss Lucy Hartweli, 
Miss ITelen M. Robinson of Bath. 

The delegates from the other fraternities 
are Lawrence Parkman, '11, from Alpha 
Delta Chi; Charles F. Carter, '09, ffom Psi 
Lipsilon; R. B. Martin, '10, from Delta Kappa 
Epsilon; Carl E. Stone, '09, from Theta Delta 
Chi; Stetson H. Hussey, '11, from Zeta Psi; 
Earl L. Wing, '10, from Delta Upsilon, and 
Ernest ,L. Goodspeed, '09. from Kajjpa Sigma. 



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BOWDOIN TO HAVE FRATERNITY CONVENTION 

The New England Convention and Banquet 
of Delta Upsilon was held with the Amherst 
Chapter on April 23d and 24th. The dele- 
gates from the Bowdoin Chapter were Roy C. 
Harlow, '09, and Ralph L. Thompson, '10. 
Upon invitation of the Bowdoin chapter the 
convention named Brunswick as the place of 
its next meeting which will take place in 
April, 1910. The colleges represented by a 
New England convention of Delta Upsilon 
are Harvard, Tufts, Technology, Amherst. 
Williams, Middlebury, Brown, Colby and 
Bowdoin. The last time that a fraternity 
convention was held at Bowdoin was in 1906 
when the Bowdoin chapter of Alpha Delta 
Phi entertained the national convention of that 
body. 



NATIONAL CONVENTION AT PORTLAND 

Alpha Kappa Kappa Fraternity Hold Banquet May 8 — 

Meeting to Discuss Plans for National Conven= 

tion in December 

Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Kappa 
fraternity of the Medical School of Maine will 
hold its annual installation of officers and 
banquet at the Congress Square Hotel, May 8. 

In the afternoon the officers are to be in- 
stalled after which a reception will be tendered 
to the honorary members. A business meet- 
ing is also to be held and in the evening a ban- 
Cjuet is to be served with Dr. Francis J. Welch 
of Portland as toastmaster. Papers are to be 
read by several prominent physicians and 
plans for the entertainment of the national 
convention of the Alpha Kappa Kappa fra- 
ternity to be held in Portland the latter part 
of December are to be discussed. 

The committee in charge of the banquet 
May 8 is composed of Adam P. Leighton, Jr., 
James F. Cox and Frank Mikelsky. 



SENIOR CLASS MEETING 

The Senior Class held ameeting Wednesday, 
and elected Harold N. Marsh Class Historian 
in place of T. F. Shehan who will not be 
able to graduate with the class on account of 
sickness. The class also voted to adopt the 
suggestion of the Undergraduate Council and 
I wear the caps and gowns to Sunday chapel, 
I and caps on week days during the remainder 
;of the year. This custom is also being intro- 
duced at Dartmouth this year. 



TENNIS TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD IN NEAR 
FUTURE 

The Tennis Association will hold a tourna- 
ment this spring and every man with any 
tennis experience is urged to enter. All 
names must be handed to the management by 
Wednesday, May 5th. An entrance fee of 25 
cents per man in the singles and 25 cents per 
team in the doubles will be charged. 

The New England Intercollegiate Lawn 
Tennis Tournament will be held at Long- 
wood, Brookline, Mass., on May 24, 25 and 
26, and the Maine Intercollegiate Tourna- 
ment will be held at Bates College, Lewiston, 
on June 7, 8 and 9. 



MAINE BRANCH OF THE NEW ENGLAND CLASSN 
CAL ASSOCIATION TO MEET AT ORONO 

This morning Professor Sills, Professor 
Woodruff, and Mr. Bridgham left for Orono, 
where they will attend a meeting of the Maine 
Branch of the New England Classical Asso- 
ciation, of which Professor Sills is President. 
Papers will be presented and discussions held 
relative to the teaching of the Classics and 
History in secondary schools. In the evening 
Professor George H. Chase of Harvard will 
give an illustrated lecture on Roman Art, to 
which the general public will be invited. On 
Saturday a session will be held in the Bangor 
High School, at which Mr. Bridgham, among 
others, will present a paper on "Catullus : 
Latin Poetry in the School." At the close of 
the meeting the election of officers for the 
ensuing year will take place. 



SPEAKERS AT FRESHMAN BANQUET 

At a meeting of the Class of 1912 held in the gym- 
nasium Wednesday plans were discussed for the 
Freshman banquet, but no definite date was set for 
the occasion. The following men were elected to 
take part : Toastmaster, M. W. Burlingame ; Open- 
ing Address, F. A. Smith ; Closing Address, C. F. 
Adams. The banquet committee consists of J. H. 
McKenney, W. F. Davis, R. L. Estes, R, P. King, 
and R. W. Hathaway. The cane committee is R. 
E. Harrington, R. D. Cole, and G. F. Cressey. 

Harold Small, ex-'io, was on the campus the mid- 
dle of the week. 

New Meadows Inn was liberally patronized by 
Bowdoin students on its opening for the season, 
Wednesday. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 
p. b. morss. 1910 c. d. robbins. 1911 

thomas otis. 1910 e. "w. skelton. 1911 
w. e. robinson. 1910 w. a. mccormick, 1912 
j. c. white. 1911 ■w. a. fuller, 1912 



R. D. MORSS, 1910 
J. L. CURTIS, 1911 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



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

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

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



Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick ; 


as Second-Clas 


s Mail Matter 


Lewiston Journ 


AL PkKSS 




Vol. XXXIX. APRIL 23, 


1909 


No. 3 



The football manager has 
Football for 1909 submitted a communicrj- 
tion to the Orient which 
states that a debt of $415 must be paid before 
the Athletic Council can approve the schedule 
for next fall. Unpaid board bills and sub- 
scriptions will cover this amount to the extent 
of $175, leaving a balance of $240 to be raised 
before the association can proceed. Manager 
Otis makes an eloquent appeal to the loyalty 
of the student body to repeat the action by 
which this year's baseball team was raised 
from the slough of despond, and subscribe the 
required amount. 

When it comes to raising money to have a 
football team next fall, there are few men in 
the institution who will not be willing to sac- 
rifice a small sum, but before a cent is sub- 
scribed we wish to see every dollar of that 
$175 owed for board and unpaid subscrip- 
tions, placed in the hands of the football man- 
ager. It is the duty of every loyal Bowdoin 
man to stand squarely for the principle of 



equality to all; it is the duty of the Undergrad- 
uate Council to see to it that no subscription 
is imposed upon the students of the college 
until the men who owe money have paid. 
The Undergraduate Council has already 
taken one step in the right direction by 
recommending that the names of those in 
arrears be published in the Orient and posted 
upon the bulletin board. It only remains for 
the Athletic Council to adopt this suggestion. 



. „ ,. t n ii A.t Tufts and Dartmouth 
A Question of College 4- 1 ,^ , <: 

^ p .. * a stipulated sum of money 

^ for athletics is put upon 

the term bill of every student. The amount 
ranging from ten to twenty-five dollars is 
collected by the college upon the term bill and 
turned over to the different athletic associa- 
tions according to the proportionate needs of 
each. The system has two distinct advan- 
tages over our present system at Bowdoin. 
First, it does away with the subscription 
paper and its attendant difficulties, and sec- 
ondly, it gives the manager a definite idea of 
the amount of money which is to be at his 
disposal. The disadvantage of such a finan- 
cial scheme is that it works hardship upon the 
man who is in financial straits, and sets a 
limit upon the maximum amount to be 
donated, so that a man will give ten dollars 
who might otherwise give twenty-five or 
more. There has long been a feeling among 
both alumni and undergraduates that Bow- 
doin needs some such system as the above to 
free her from the financial difficulties into 
which her athletics are continually falling. 

Amherst has a method of raising money for 
athletics which seems a little more suited to 
our needs. There every man in college is 
assessed upon his term bill two dollars for 
each athletic sport, and in addition a sub- 
scription paper is passed which usually gath- 
ers in as much more. Supposing that this 
method were instituted at Bowdoin each man 
in college would be assessed eight dollars 
($2 for each of the four sports) which would 
be collected with his semester bill and turned 
over to the proper authorities. The man- 
agers of each team would then circulate his 
customary subscription paper to meet the con- 
tributions of those men who feel that they 
can afiford to give more than eight dollars. 

A recent graduate of Amherst assured the 
Orient that this method of assessment had 



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been a great success at Amherst, and had put 
athletics in that institution upon a firm finan- 
cial footing. The process thru which such 
an action as the above must go, involves a 
great deal of red tape. If the college makes 
any move in the direction indicated, the sug- 
gestion should properly come from the Un- 
dergraduate Council. If the Council will 
recommend some such plan to the faculty, 
and the faculty will in turn recommend it to 
the meeting of the Boards of Overseers and 
Trustees at the June meeting, it may be possi- 
ble not only to have athletic dues levied in a 
lump sum but to have a portion of them at 
least put upon the semester bill. Since the 
option in the matter lies with the Boards, the 
way to bring it about is to show the Boards 
thru the Undergraduate Council that the 
question is vital to the success of Bowdoin's 
athletic interests. 



The Leader in New 
Hampshire 



The ' Concord Evening 
Monitor in speaking edi- 
torially of the work of the 
recent New Hampshire legislature, pays a 
flattering tribute to a Bowdoin graduate. 
Governor Henry B. Quinby of the Class of 
1869. We publish it here, believing that 
those who know him best are best able to 
judge his worth. 

"The real leader of the legislature this winter sat 
in neither the Senate nor the House. His chair 
was in the executive chamber and from there he 
laid a firm hand upon all the proceedings of the 
session. Through his own initaitive or at their re- 
quest, he has been constantly in consultation with 
representatives of all shades of political and party 
belief. All have had confidence in him from the 
day when he laid down the chart for the session in 
the sterling language of his inaugural message up 
to the minute when he prorogued the legislature, 
there has never been a minute when Governor 
Quinby entertained a thought of anything but a 
rigid adherence to all the covenants which he and 
his party had made with the people. 

His methods have been dignified and orderly. He 
has not rushed into print nor used a megaphone, 
but he has constantly made it clear that he intended 
not only to do his duty but to see that others did 
theirs so far as he could command the situation." 



Something New in The story is told of an old 
the Way of Equip= darkey who once prayed, 
ujgu^ 'Oh, Lord, if you wont 

bring a chicken to me, 
bring me to a chicken." In publishing the 
Orient the similar question arises of whether 
the Orient is coming to the news or the news 



is coming to the Orient. Knowing that there 
is something of human interest in every man 
and hoping that we may be able to extract at 
least a part of it by a process of mental sug- 
gestion, we have caused to be placed on the 
front of the chapel by the bulletin board, a box 
into which it will be possible to drop any news 
matter which the writer desires to have pub- 
lished in the Orient. All that we ask is that 
the college use it; drop your copy in before 8 
P.M. on Tuesday; and sign your name to it. 

COMMUNICATION 

Bozi'doin Orient: 

At this date the 1909 football schedule has 
not been approved by the athletic council. 
Until this schedule is accepted, Bowdoin can- 
not be represented by a football team next 
fall. In order to meet other college teams in 
1909, definite and favorable action must be 
taken by the Council at an iminediate date. 
This state of affairs is due to a recent ruling 
of the Council to the effect that no athletic 
schedule shall be approved by this body until 
all bills against the Association have been 
settled. 

Now for a statement of the financial condi- 
tion of the football association at this date. 
The liabilities are exactly $415. Unpaid sub- 
scriptions and board bills will cover this 
amount to the extent of only $175. This 
leaves a balance of $240 of liabilities over 
assets. 

Various methods of clearing up the. liabili- 
ties have been suggested by the management, 
but only one meets the approval of the com- 
mittee in charge of clearing up the affair. 
This is a general voluntary subscription^ 
which if every man in college did his share 
would amount to a dollar. This was adopted 
last fall, that Bowdoin might be represented 
on the diamond this spring, and the enthusi- 
asm of the student body saved both our nine 
and our reputation. The football manager 
feels confident that the same hearty co-opera- 
tion will be shown- in his efforts to preset ve 
football at Bowdoin. 

T. Otis, Manager. 

Saturday evening the members of the faculty and 
their wives gave Professor Robinson a pleasant sur- 
prise party on the occasion of his 57th birthday. 
The affair was doubly a success because it came as 
a complete surprise to Professor Robinson. Among 
the guests were Prof. Robinson's two sons, Arthur 
L. Robinson, '08, and Clement Robinson, '03, 
and wife. 



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BOWt)OiN ORIENT 



CALENDAR 

Friday, April 30TH 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
3,30 P.M. Theta Delta Chi vs. Kappa Sigma. 

Make-up Gymnasium. 

Postponed Meeting of Cliemical Club. 

Sophomore-Freshman Debate in Me- 



April 26 : Theta Delta Chi defeated Zeta Psi, 12-0. 
April 27 : Psi Upsilon defeated Kappa Sigma, 

12-3 



Bowdoin Fencing Team vs. Pianelli 



4.30 P.M. 
7.30 P.M. 
8.00 P.M. 

morial Hall 

8.00 P.M. 
Club at Augusta. 

Psi Upsilon Dance. 

S.\TURDAY, MAY 1ST 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
4.30 P.M. Make-up Gymnasium. 
Bowdoin vs. Pine Tree at Portland. 
7.00 P.M. Massachusetts Club meets at Kappa 
Sigma House. 

Sunday, May 2d 
5.00 P.M. Chapel. President Hyde will speak. 

Monday, May 30 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
230-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Delta Upsilon vs. Beta Theta Pi. 

Tuesday, May 4Th 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Alpha Delta Phi vs. Theta Delta Chi. 

7.00 P.M. Debate in English VH. Question: The 
Recommendations of the Simplified Spelling Board 
Should be Adopted by the English Speaking World. 
Affirmative : Colbath, Stone. Negative : Woodward, 
Matthews. Chairman, Phillips. 

Wednesday, May 5th 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
230-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Delta Upsilon vs. Psi Upsilon. 

Thursday, May 6th 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
4.00 P.M. Meeting of Student Council. 
7.00 P.M. Normal Class meets in Hubbard Hall. 

Friday, May 7th 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Zeta Psi vs. Kappa Sigma. 
Delta Upsilon House Party and Dance. 

Saturday, May 8th 
10.30 A.M. Track Practice. 
2.30. Bowdoin vs. U. of M. on Whittier Field. 



THE INTER=FRATERNITY BASEBALL LEAGUE 

April 16: Zeta Psi defeated Psi Upsilon 12-6. 

(14 innings) 
April 20: Beta Theta Pi defeated Alpha Delta Phi, 

6-3 
April 21 : Delta Upsilon defeated Kappa Sigma, 

18-8 
April 23 : Delta Kappa Epsilon defeated Theta 

Delta Chi, 7-1 





Won 


Lost 


Per cent. 


Beta Theta Pi 







1000 


Delta Kappa Epsilon 







1000 


Delta Upsilon 







1000 


Psi Upsilon 




I 


500 


Zeta Psi 




I 


500 


Theta Delta Chi 




I 


500 


Alpha Delta Phi 





I 


000 


Kappa Sigma 





2 


000 



CollcGe Botes 

SOPHOMORE=FRESHMAN DEBATE IN MEMORIAL 
HALL TO=NIQHT 

W. T. Phillips, '09, is tutoring in Portland. 

Beginning April 30, Professor Moody will con- 
duct Mathematics 4 in place of Mr. Stone. 

H. B. T. Chandler, '08, visited college the first of 
the week. 

E. A. Duddy, '07, who is studying at Harvard, 
was in town for a few hours Friday. 

W. T. Phillips, '09, who has been out of college 
for two weeks past, returned Tuesday. 

Edward Commins of the Tufts Medical School, 
a brother of Tom Commins, ex'io, attended the 
Tufts game, Saturday. 

Professor Robinson read a paper before a teach- 
ers' convention at Rumford Falls, Wednesday 
evening. 

R. E. Merrill, '09, has returned to college for a 
week, but will return to Deering High School to 
finish the year. 

Spurling, '11, returned the first of the week from 
his home in Northeast Harbor where he has been 
confined with grip since the Easter vacation. 

A. L. Robinson, '08, who is attending the Har- 
vard Law School, spent his short vacation at home 
last week. 

Atwood, '10, Palmer, '11, and Somes, '11, visited 
Mount Mica, Paris, Maine, last week in search of 
minerals. 

Arthur H. Huse. '08, of Camden, and William W. 
Fairclough, '08, of Richmond, attended the Beta 
House party. 

Decorators from Portland were here Wednes- 
day to give an estimate on the cost of decorating 
Memorial Hall for Ivy Day. 

Mr. John L. Alden, teacher of Greek in Portland 
High School, was the guest of Robert Hale, '10, 
on Tuesday. 

Trials for the track team Tuesday, were of a 
purely informal nature and Captain Atwood and 
Coach Morrill have nothing to give out for publica- 
tion. 

Tibbetts, '12, is organizing a Freshman quartet 
to sing at the Pastime in the near future. The 
members are Tibbetts, Burlingame, R. D. Cole and 
Davis. 



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Mr. P. P. Milliken of Portland, was the guest of 
Meserve, 'li, for a few days rceently. 

Glenn A. Lawrence, '07, was married April 21, to 
Miss Grace C. King of Ellsworth, Me. 

Tuesday evening's Portland Express contained a 
picture of Capt. Newman of next fall's football team. 

The Brnnsivick Record next week will publish 
interior views of all the Bowdoin fraternity houses. 

Brunswick High defeated Cony High, 4-1, at 
Augusta, Saturday, in the first game of the Bow- 
doin Interscholastic League. 

The basehall team left Tuesday morning at 7.50 
for Hanover, N. H., to play the two games with 
Dartmouth. 

The Portland High School debating team which 
recently defeated Cony High, was coached by W. 
Sanborn. '10. 

Professor Foster spoke last Friday in Bangor 
at a meeting of the Penobscot County Teachers' 
Association ; Sunday he spoke at Good Will Farm. 

President Hyde conducted the service in the Col- 
lege Church, Sunday morning, in the absence of Mr. 
Jump, who was supplying the pulpit of Eliot 
Church, Newton, Mass. 

Saturday afternoon Brunswick High will play a 
game in the scehdule of the Bowdoin Interschol- 
astic League with Lewiston High on Whittier 
Field. 

Hiwale, '09, spoke before the Portland Y. M. C. 
A. meeting last Sunday afternoon. Mr. Hiwale 
gave his lecture on India and dressed in native 
costume. 

P. H. Timberlake, '08. the present holder of the 
Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship, who is now 
doing graduate work at Harvard, attended the 
Tufts game Saturday. 

E. R. Bridge, '09, visited Hebron Academy this 
week in view of obtaining students for Camp 
Moosehead at Bridgton, Me., this summer. Bridge 
has accepted a position as proctor at this camp 
during the coming summer. 

The April Quill made its appearance Tuesday, 
and seems to be up to its usual high standard as a 
literary product. Is it interesting to note that sev- 
eral writers make their initial apparance in the 
April number. 

A new course in school supervision will be offered 
at Colby this year for those who wish to take up 
educational work after graduation. It will be con- 
ducted by Dennis E. Bowman, Superintendent of 
the Waterville public schools. 

It may be of interest to know that Frederick 
Moore, the war correspondent who was shot at 
Constantinople during the troubles last week, was 
one of the lecturers at Bowdoin two years ago 
under the auspices of the Ibis. 

Professor W. R. Chapman will conduct a chorus 
of two hundred and fifty voices, Tuesday evening. 
May 4, in Brunswick town hall, the singers coming 
from Lewiston and Auburn, Bath and Brunswick, 
Freeport and Yarmouth. 

The men who went to Hanover with the ball 
team Tuesday were Manter, Wilson, Clifford, 
Wandtke, Bower, Lawlis, McDade, Purington, 
Pratt, Holt, and Means. Harris was unable to go 
because of his work in the Medical School. 



Dr. Cram began recitation and lecture work with 
the class in Mineralogy I. Wednesday. During the 
first part of the semester the work was all done in 
the laboratory. The class meets at 3.30 p.m. Mon- 
day, Wednesday and Friday. 

The band will hold a rehearsal next Monday 
evening at which time officers for next year will be 
elected. Mr. Bridgham requests the members of the 
band to prepare the march, "Salute to the Stars and 
Stripes" found in the black book. 

For the third time out of twenty-two contests. 
Bates met defeat in debate last Friday night before 
Clark College, on the question. Resolved, That it 
should be the policy of the United States to effect 
a substantial decrease in immigration. The debate 
was 'held in Lewiston, and Bates defended the 
affirmative. 

The new box under the bulletin board at the 
chapel is placed there for the use of persons who 
wish to contribute to the columns of the Orient. 
If you know a piece of news, a college note or any- 
thing else of interest to the college, drops it in the 
box before eight o'clock Tuesday evening. The 
Orient will accept no copy which is not signed by 
the writer. 

Manager Hall of the University of Maine track 
team has at last come to an agreement with the 
Tufts management, with the result that the uni- 
versity team will leave Orono, Friday, for a dual 
meet with Tufts at Medford. This sudden an- 
nouncement comes rather as a surprise to the Uni- 
versity of Maine team which has only had a week 
of out-door track work, due to the unfavorable 
weather conditions. 

FENCING TEAM AT AUGUSTA 

To-night the Bowdoin Fencing Team meets the 
Pianelli Club of Augusta at the Augusta House. 
After the bout there is to be a dance. The Bowdoin 
team is composed of Bridge, '09, P. B. Morss. '10, 
and Stephens, '10. The Pianelli team will be the 
same as that which fought at the Indoor Meet, 
namely, Mr. Church, Mr. Sawtelle and Mr. Jones. 
Bowdoin's judges will be Lippincott, '10, and Lib- 
bey, '12, while those of the Augusta team will be 
Mr. Little and Mr. Merrill. Bowdoin men are 
always welcomed at Augusta and a large crowd is 
expected to attend. A cordial invitation has been 
extended to all Bowdoin men. 

RESOLUTIONS 

H.-VLL OF THE K.'VPPA OF Psi UpSILON, 

March 26, 1909. 
Whereas, It has pleased God Almighty in His 
infinite wisdom to take unto Himself the soul of 
our honored and beloved brother. Dr. Charles Ap- 
pleton Packard of the Class of 1848, a loyal and 
devoted alumnus of our chapter, be it 

Resolved, That while we bow to the Divine Will, 
we mourn this honored brother, who has passed 
away at the end of a useful and unselfish life and 
we extend to his bereaved relatives and friends our 
sincerest sympathy. 

Kenneth Remington Tefft, 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 

For the Chapter. 



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Hlumni S)epartmcnt 



'57. — An interesting and characteristic 
anecdote of Gen. Thomas H. Hubbard 
appears in the World's Work of March, 1909, 
on page 11,307. 

'58. — The Boston Globe speaks of the re- 
cently published rendering by Rev. L Perley 
Smith of Vergil's Eclogues as "one of the 
most delightful of the metrical translations 
which has appeared for years." 

'66. — Dr. Frederic Henry Gerrish, Presi- 
dent of the American Therapeutic Society, 
will entertain a large circle of his friends at 
The Harmonic Club, New Haven, Conn., on 
May seventh, in connection with annual gath- 
ering of that society. 

'69. — In summing up the work of the New 
Hampshire legislature which adjourned this 
month, the leading newspaper of the state 
says of Hon. Henry B. Ouinby : "The real 
leader of the legislature this winter sat in 
neither the Senate nor the House. His chair 
was in the executive chamber. All have had 
confidence in him. From the day he laid 
down the chart for the session in the sterling 
language of his inaugural message, up to the 
minute when he prorogued the legislature, he 
has thought of nothing save a rigid adherence 
to all the covenants which he and his party 
had made with the people. 

'86. — Dr. Thomas Worcester Dike, after a 
long illness, died at Westboro, Mass., April 
17. 1909. Dr. Dike was the son of Rev. Dr. 
Samuel F. and Miriam (Worcester) Dike of 
Bath, Maine, where he was born 2 _[une, 1865. 
He received his early education in the public 
schools of his native city. After graduation 
he was connected with the McLean Asylum, 
Somerville, Mass., and the Massachusetts 
Homeopathic Hospital at Boston for a year. 
He then began the formal study of medicine 
and received the degree of doctor of medicine 
from Boston University in 1890. After serv- 
ing as resident physician at the Homeopathic 
Dispensary at Boston and at the Hahnemann 
Hospital, Rochester, N. Y., he began the prac- 
tice of his profession at Newton Centre in 
1891 ; he continued it for two years at Clifton- 
dale, Mass., and at Providence, R. I., for four 
years, having in 1895 studied at Vienna. In 
1900 he withdrew from professional work and 
became treasurer of the Pan-American Dredg- 
ing Company of Boston. He was subse- 



quently in the employ of the National Biscuit 
Company of the same city until the failure of 
his health in 1908. "Dr. Dike was a quiet, 
unassuming man of large capabilities and was 
greatly beloved by a circle of friends as wide 
as his acquaintance." 

'94. — The Orient last week stated that 
Rev. Alfred L. Bliss had resigned from the 
pastorate of the Plymouth Church of Utica, 
N. Y. Mr. Bliss' resignation was not 
accepted and he has been granted a leave of 
absence until next October. He sails for 
Europe this week where he will remain until 
September. 

'98. — His classmates and many friends will 
regret to learn of the recent loss by Frank H. 
Swan. Esq., of Providence, of bis oldest son, 
Woo'dbury Dana Swan. 

'98. — J. Meldon Loring, lately director of 
the commercial department in the Hyde Park 
(Mass.) High School, has accepted a similar 
position in the Crosby High School at Water- 
bury, Conn. 

"99. — Mr. Cony Sturgis, for the past year 
Instructor in Romance Languages at Cornell 
University, is director of the Sturgis Tutoring 
School at Ithaca, N. Y., which employs nine 
teachers and has met with success in prepar- 
ing boys for college and in enabling under- 
graduates to make up deficiencies or to anti- 
cipate work of the following year. 

'03. — 'Governor Fernald has appointed 
Andy P. Havey of West Sullivan a member 
of the State Enforcement Commission, usually 
known as the Sturgis Commission. Mr. 
Havey as a member of the legislature was the 
proposer of the law which becomes operative 
in July by which the cost of the enforcement 
of the prohibitory law in any county by this 
commission is to be meit by that county rather 
tlian by the state. 

'07. — Charles R. Bennett of the Interna- 
tional Banking Corporation, has recently left 
this country for Yokohama, Japan, where he 
is to remain three years. 

PROF. FILES TO 00 ABROAD 

Professor Files sails May i8th on the Cuiiard 
liner. Saxonia, from Boston for Liverpool. He will 
make a tour of England and Scotland after which 
he will go to Leipzig to attend the five hundredth 
anniversary of Leipzig University, from which he 
received his doctor's degree. 



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VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 7, 1909 



NO. 5 



DINNER IN HONOR OF PROF. CHAPMAN 

Bowdoin Faculty to Celebrate Completion of Prof. 
Chapman's Fortieth Year in Bowdoin 

On Saturday evening, May 8, at the Hotel 
Eagle, the academical faculty of Bowdoin 
College will give Professor Chapman a din- 
ner in honor of the completion of the 40 
years of service on the instructing staf? of the 
college. Professor Chapman's record is 




Prof- Henry L. Chap 



Who Has Completed Forty Years Work at Bowdoin 
(Courtesy Brunswick Record) 

noteworthy in that from February, 1869, 
when he was appointed tutor in Latin and 
Mathematics until the present time, his ser- 
vice has been without interruption. In this 
connection it is interesting to recall that 
Professor Robinson has been on the faculty 
35 years, Professor Plenry Johnson 32 years. 



Professor Little 27 years, and Professor 
Moody. 25 years. 

Many of the alumni are well acquainted 
with the following facts; but the Orient 
desires to print them once again for the ben- 
efit of the undergraduates in particular. 
Henry Leiand Chapman was born at Bethel, 
Maine, July 26, 1845. He prepared for col- 
lege at Gorham Academy and entered Bow- 
doin in 1862. He was graduated in 1866 
with Phi Beta Kappa honors. From 1866 to 
1869 he studied theology at the Bangor Sem- 
inary and at the completion of his course 
became tutor in Latin and Mathematics at 
his Alma Mater. In 1870 he was promoted 
to an instructorship and in 1872 was made 
professor of Latin. In 1875 h^ was elected 
to the Edward Little professorship of rhet- 
oric and oratory, and in 1897 professor of 
English language and literature. In 1884-5 
he was acting president of the college. In 
1890 the college conferred upon him the 
degree of doctor of divinity and in 190S the 
degree of doctor of laws. 

This brief statement shows how intimately 
Professor Chapman has been connected with 
Bowdoin College as most of the Orient 
readers know her. More than forty classes 
have been under his instruction ; and his 
knowledge of the alumni and their interests 
and activities is indeed wide. No other 
speaker is more desired at alumni dinners 
and no other representative of the college is 
heard with more pleasure. The alumni feel 
that the ties between them and Professor 
Chapman are peculiarly strong. Of Profes- 
sor Chapman's courses and of his relations to 
the undergraduates this is not the place to 
speak in detail ; but many a Bowdoin student 
has had his latent love for literature quick- 
ened by an hour with Chaucer, or a reading 
from Lear, or a talk on Longfellow or Burns 
heard in former days in the quaint recitation 
room that used to be housed in old Massa- 
chusetts, or more recently in the familiar 
room in Banister Hall. More important still 
is the loyal affection of many a former pupil 
for the cordial and winning personality of 
one whom we delight to look on as peculiarly 
our own — a Bowdoin graduate, a Bowdoin 
teacher and a Bowdoin man. 



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BOWDOIN 0, DARTMOUTH 12 

New Hampshire College Takes Revenge for Defeat of 
Day Before 

Dartmouth took revenge for Bovvdoin's 
victory of the day before, in the second game 
last Thursday and won out against Bowdoin 
with a total of I2 runs. Heavy hitting by 
Dartmouth and frequent errors by Bowdoin 
are responsible for the one-sided game. Dart- 
mouth started off with two runs in the first, 
and scored each alternate inning, witli four 
runs in the eighth. Bowdoin was unable to 
connect with Mitchell, securing but three hits 
during the game. 

The score : 

Dartmouth 

ab bh po a e 

Schildmiller r 4 i 3 o o 

Brady, 1 5 3 9 

Norton, 2 4 4 2 2 

Daly, cf 5 2 o 

Ryan, 3 4 i o i 

Coggins, If 3 o I o 

Conroy, s 5 o 5 3 

Chadbourne, c 4 o 6 o 

Mitchell, p 4 I o 3 o 

Ganley, c o o I o o 

Totals 38 12 27 9 o 

Bowdoin 

ab bh pc a e 

Wandtke, .2 4 o 4 I 

Wilson, c 4 o 5 I 2 

Bower, 3 4 o i i 2 

McDade, If 3 o 3 o 

Manter, p 4 i o 5 i 

Clifford, 1 4 I 13 o 

Lawlis, ss o o i 3 

Holt, r 3 I o o I 

Purington, cf 3 o 

Totals 29 3 23 14 7 

Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Dartmouth 2 i 2 o 3 4 — 12 

Runs — Schildmiller 3, Brady 3, Norton 4, Dalv, 

Mitchell. Two-base hits— Clifford, Daly, Mitchell. 

Three-base hit — ^Manter. Sacrifice hit — Coggins. 

Stolen bases — Schildmiller, Brady 2, Norton, Ryan. 

First base on balls— Off Mitchell 3, off Manter 2. 

Struck out — By Mitchell 6, by Manter 5. Double 

play — Conroy to Brady. Wild pitch — ^Manter, 

Umpire — Killourly. 



FRESHMAN DEBATERS WIN CUPS 

Failure of Sophomores to Cite Authority Gives Victory 
to Underclassmen — Edgar 0. Achorn, '81, Presides. 

On Friday night, April 30, for the first 
time in the history of the college, the Sopho- 
mores and the Freshmen met in forensic con- 
test, and when the vapor and heat of argu- 



ment had ceased and the contestants were 
recovering from their oratorical efforts, the 
palm of victory was awarded, by the unani- 
mous consent of the judges, to 1912. Mr. 
Edgar O. Achorn, '81, who offered the cups, 
which were displayed conspicuously on a ta- 
ble at the rear of the stage, occupied the 
chair. The question was: Resolved, That 
trial by jury in the United States should be 
abolished. The Sophomores upheld the af- 
firmative. 

Cole, 191 1, opened for the affirmative by 
stating the line of argument that his side 
would attempt to follow ; namely, to prove 
that trial by jury does not serve the ends of 
justice, that it cannot be made to serve the 
ends of justice, and that another method can 
be found which better serves the ends of jus- 
tice. The method which the affirmative pro- 
posed was that of trial by commission, said 
commission .to consist of two lawyers, two 
medical experts, one mechanic, and one lay- 
man, appointed by the government for a term 
of service of seven years. Cole then tried to 
show that the present method of impaneling 
juries cannot bring best results, in that pro- 
fessional men are debarred, that merchants 
and business men are excused, and that the 
third class from whom juries are chosen are 
intellectually incompetent to perform the duty 
devolving upon them, as they are prejudiced 
against corporations and easily swayed by the 
eloquence and sophistry of the lawyers. 

Bryant, 1912, stated that the negative 
would endeavor to prove that the jury system 
is an indispensable moral and educational in- 
stitution, that it. is an indispensable political 
institution, and that it better serves the ends 
of justice than any other system. He con- 
tended that the jury system educates the 
people mentally, morally, and socially, in that 
it teaches them to recognize their rights, to 
sift evidence for and against, drills them in 
logic, and is in fact a school of free citi- 
zenship. 

White, 191 1, for the affirmative, objected 
that such education is by a method both cum- 
bersome and clumsy, that the delay of jury 
trials is a great drawback, and that the ten- 
dency of men to shirk jury duty cannot best 
serve the ends of justice. The fact that men 
are chosen by lot is furthermore disadvanta- 
geous, for not all men are fit to serve. 

Maloney, 1912, for the negative upheld the 
proposition that the jury system is an indis- 



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pensable political .institution, in that it is 
founded on the fundamental principles of 
democratic government, in that it gives the 
people more power than any other judicial 
system, and in that this distribution of rights 
is more widely spread. 

Merrill, 191 1, the next speaker, contended 
that even if the negative succeeded in proving 
their first two points, yet for the debate they 
must prove their last point, or their case 
would be utterly lost. In upholding the 
method of trial by commission he discussed 
the advantages of such system accruing from 
the length of service of the commission, their 
ability to detect the sophistry of lawyers, 
their freedom from prejudice against corpor- 
ations, from prejudice for or against the rich, 
and .their impartiality to women. 

Rodick, 1912, closing for the negative, 
contended that it could not be shown that 
trial by commission would result in less delay 
than trial by jury, and endeavored to prove 
that juries act as a check against injustice, 
that they are more impartial, and that they 
are better able to decide, on cases of fact, 
because they are representative of the com- 
munity, and have a first-hand knowledge of 
the life and habits of the people. 

Bryant, in rebuttal, contended that the 
proper performance of his duty by the judge 
in summing up the evidence presented by 
both sides, should effectually guard against 
influence on the jurors, by the sophistry and 
eloquence of the lawyers. He objected to 
the commission system as too conjectural, as 
being unadvocated by any statesmen of emi- 
nence. 

White, first on rebuttal for the affirmative, 
called attention to the fact that the negative 
had not attempted to improve their system. 
and challenged them to admit that it was not 
satisfactory as conducted at present. 

Rodick continued his argument to prove 
that jurors are better able to decide questions 
of fact, and objected to the affirmative's sub- 
stitute as being unknown, untried, and un- 
recommended. 

Merrill took exception to the authority 
quoted by the negative and disagreed with 
their contention that the judge served as a 
'balance and check to the jury. 

Maloney, for the negative, cited a list of 
the authority taken exception to by the af- 
firmative, and rested his case on the evident 
satisfaction of the people, on the cheapness 
of the jury system in comparison with others, 
on the ability of England to secure quick 



trials, and on the advantages of a democratic 
execution of judgment. 

Co'le- in closing, summed up the case as 
presented, referred to the second issue as not 
having been touched by the negative, and the 
third issue as not having been met, while the 
contention that jurors were better judges of 
fact had not been proved to his saisfaction. 

The debate was thoroughly alive and very 
interesting, and surely deserved a larger audi- 
ence. The Freshmen were more polished 
and easy in delivery than the Sophomores and 
intrenched themselves strongly behind a 
weight of authority. A fundamental weak- 
ness of the affirmative was their lack of 
authority for the substitute proposed for the 
trial by jury system, a loophole against which 
the negative effectually directed their attack. 



BOWDOINS FIRST DEFEAT 

Pianelli Club Wins Fencing Contest, Score 5 to 4- 

Bridge and Sawteile Figlit off a Draw 

Last Friday night the Bowdoin Fencing 
Team suffered its first defeat at the hands of 
the Pianelli Club of Augusta. Bowdoin and 
Pianelli have met four times, Bowdoin win- 
ning three and Pianelli one. The referee was 
Mr. Charles F. Bilodeau of Augusta. The 
judges were Mr. H. E. Merrill and Mr. Fred 
R. Fife of Augusta, Hawes, '10, and Libby, 
'12, of Bowdoin. 

In the first series^ Pianelli won all three 
bouts, Mr. Jones beating Bridge, '09; Mr. 
Sawteile beating P. B. Morss, '10, and Mr. 
Church beating Stephens, '10. 

In the second series, P. B. Morss, '10, beat 
Mr. Jones ; Bridge, '09, beat Mr. Church, and 
Stephens, '10, beat Mr. Sawteile. In the 
third series Mr. Church beat Morss, '10, 
Stephens, '10, beat Mr. Jones. The score 
was here Bowdoin 4 and Pianelli 4. The bout 
between Bridge, '09, and Mr. Sawteile de- 
cided the contest. This ended in a draw, 
which was fought off and Mr. Sawteile won 
by a close margin. This gave Pianelli the 
contest. Pianelli 5, Bowdoin 4. 

There was a large crowd in attendance and 
a dance followed which was greatly enjoyed 
by all. 

The Bowdoin team fenced in superb form 
and won the admiration of all the old fencers 
who were present. 



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Vol. XXXIX. 



MAY 7, 1909 



Forty Years of 
Service 



Forty years of devotion 
to the interests of Bow- 
doin College is the envia- 
ble record of Professor Henry L. Chapman, 
in whose honor the faculty will give a dinner 
at Hotel Eagle, Saturday evening. In those 
forty years of service Professor Chapman 
has, by his courteous demeanor, his kindly 
affection, and his sense of personal interest 
in every Bowdoin man, eternally endeared 
himself to the college. In Professor Chap- 
man are embodied those most fortunate at- 
tributes of a college professor; true gentle- 
nranliness without a trace of the superficial, 
and scholarship without a taint of the pedan- 
tic. A college community is the most dif- 
ficult body in the world to deceive, and the 
quickest to take advantage of an inconsist- 
ency. That class after class has named 
Professor Chapman the most popular man on 
the Bowdoin faculty, is no mean tribute. To 
the most universally beloved man connected 
with the college; to one of the founders of 
Phi Chi; to a former member of Bowdoin's 
crew and a pitcher on the college nine for 



three years; to the gentleman, scholar and 
teacher, the undergraduates and alumni join 
with the faculty in extending their congrat- 
ulations upon forty years of usefulness. May 
he live forty more to honor his Alnia Mater 
by his presence. 



Agreeing with Our Although there are a 

Contemporary f^f "^^f ^ "^^" '" ^°"^Se 
to-day who look back over 

their experiences with Latin and Greek and 
wonder how they ever passed the require- 
ments in those subjects, there are few who 
regret that Bowdoin stands for the classics. 
From the "easy" chair of the Quill, comes a 
commendable utterance in which the editor 
expresses his satisfaction that advanced Latin 
has been retained as an entrance requirement. 
From its beginning Bowdoin College has 
stood for the best in art and literature ; Bow- 
doin, the last of the New England colleges 
to accept students upon certificates, stood out 
for entrance examinations until forced by 
competition to adopt the certificate system. 
Taking into consideration its past history and 
the names of men distinguished in literature 
which adorn its roll, it is altogether fitting 
that Bowdoin stand firmly for a classical cur- 
riculum. 

SPECIAL RATES FOR TRACK MEET 

The Track Management has secured special 
rates for all who wish to go to the Maine 
Meet at Orono, May 15. The rate for anyone 
going up on the early train that morning and 
returning not later than the second midnight, 
leaving Bangor at 12.45 niidnight, is $2.00 
round trip. Tickets good for from Friday^ 
May 14, to Sunday, May 16, inclusive, may 
be had for $3.75 round trip. Both these rates 
include the fare from Bangor to Orono and 
return. 

No rates to the New England Meet on 
May 22 have been received as yet, though it 
is probable that the regular round trip price 
of $5.50 will be secured. The Manager will 
have reserved seats for the New England for 
sale within a few days. Probably the cheap- 
est way to go to Boston is by boat. Quite a 
number have already made arrangements to 
make the trip in that way. 

The Secretary of the Faculty will excuse a 
man's cuts in order that he may attend either 
one of these two meets- If he desires to take 
in both, he must take the cuts for one of 
them. 



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DELTA UPSILON HOUSE PARTY 

At the Delta Upsilon House party to be held at 
the Chapter House on Maine Street this evening, 
the custom of holding the reception in the evening 
is to be reinstated. The reception will be held 
from 8 until 9.30 at which time dancing will begin 
in the dance hall. The patronesses for the even- 
ing are Mrs. George T. Files, Mrs. Frank E. Wood- 
ruff, Mrs. Hudson B. Hastings, Mrs. Frederick T. 
Nelson, and Mrs. Samuel S. Thompson. The 
committee in charge of the affair is P. G. Bishop, 
'09, R. C. Harlow, '09, A. W. Wandtke, '10, Law- 
rence McFarland, '11, and S. J. Marsh, '12. The 
delegates from other fraternities are E. Curtis Mat- 
thews, '10. from Delta Kappa Epsilon, Stetson H. 
Hussey, '11, from Zeta Psi ; Ralph H. Files, '09, 
from Kappa Sigma ; John H. Hurley, '09, from Psi 
Upsilon ; James M. Sturtevant, '09, from Theta 
Delta Chi, Daniel F. Koughan, '09, from Beta 
Theta Pi ; and W. Bridgatn Nulty from Alpha 
Delta Phi. 

Among the out-of-town guests are Mrs. W. A. 
Hill of Rockland; Mrs. R. H. McFarland of Port- 
land ; Mrs. H. S. Wing of Kingfield, Mrs. Kingsley 
of Augusta ; Mrs. Dana C. Skillin of Hallowell ; 
Mrs. John T. Sullivan of Roxbury, Mass. ; Mrs. 
M. H. Drake of West Medford, Mass.; Mrs. Geo. 
M. Atwood of Paris; Miss Gertrude M. Harlow, of 
Dixfield; Mrs. W. J. Hainmond of Howland. 

The young ladies present are Misses Ethel Blair, 
Gladys Berry, Ruth Robinson and Charlotte Neal 
of Gardiner; Misses Margaret Burns and Bertha 
Linell of Saco: Mises Annie Shea. Emmie Harris, 
and Mrs. C. E. Richardson of Lisbon Falls ; Misses 
Agnes Green, and Dorothy Abbott of Portland ; 
Misses Beth Fuller and Charlotte Buffam of Rock- 
land; Misses Marguerite Hutchins, Beatrice Hen- 
ley, Gertrude Sadler, and Gladys Umberhind of 
Brunswick ; Miss Ethel Drake, ' West Medford, 
Mass. ; Miss Ernestine Thompson, Pittston ; Miss 
Berenice Munce, Calais ; Miss Chrystine Kennison, 
Waterville ; Miss Helen Spear, Bath ; Mrs. Roy 
C. Harlow, Richmond; Miss Viola Dixon, South 
Freeport; Miss Agnes Stanley, Kingfield; Miss 
Gertrude Wyman, Intervale, N. H. ; Miss Jessie 
Daniels, Natick, Mass.; Miss Mattie Swift. Wayne; 
Miss Eva Carlton, Woolwich; Miss Alice Mifflin, 
Exeter, N. H. ; Miss Olive Paine, Hallowell ; Miss 
Blandene Sturtevant, Dixfield ; Miss Evelyn Win- 
ship, Auburn. 

The party took dinner at New Meadows Inn, 
Friday night, and will attend the baseball game 
on Whittier Field, Saturday. 



PSI UPSILON DANCE 

An informal May dance was given at the 
Psi Upsilon House last Friday evening. Ken- 
drie's Orchestra furnished music for an order 
of twenty-two dances. The affair was in 
charge of a committee, consisting of Philip H. 
Brown, '09; Clinton N. Peters, '10; Ben W. 
Partridge, '11, and Robert P. King, '12. The 
patronesses were Mrs. Edward P. Pennell, 
Mrs. George T. Files and Mrs. Hartley C. 
Baxter. 

The guests of the evening were: Miss Ma- 



rian Carter, Miss Isabel Carter, Miss Janet 
Peters, Miss Margaret Starbird, Miss Helen 
Smith, Miss Alcede Chenery, Miss Irene 
Moore, Miss Dorothy Clay and Miss Mar- 
jorie Meserve of Portland; Miss Annie Ross 
of Kennebunk; Miss Lucy Hartwell and Miss 
Dorothy Duncan of Bath; Miss Beady and 
Miss Smith of Gardiner; Miss Shirley White 
and Miss Dunn of Auburn; Miss Margaret 
Swett, Miss Mabel Davis, Miss Margaret 
Sutherland and Miss Ruth Little of Bruns- 
wick. 



UNIVERSITY OF MAINE GAME TO=MORROW 

To-morrow afternoon Captain Manter's 
diamond artists wilJ cross bats with the team 
representing the University of Maine on 
Whittier Field. There has been a shake-up in 
the team since they appeared upon the home 
ground last and Coach Rawson looks for the 
team to hit its gait in this, the first game of 
the Maine series. The attendance at the 
Tufts game was very commendable and if 
the college will only do as well to-morrow, 
the management will have no cause to com- 
plain. The band will be in the grandstand 
as usual and give a concert before the game. 



THE TRAINING TABLE 

The training table for track men was started 
Thursday, April 29, '09. This vear the men are 
bemg taken care of by Mrs. Whitten at 17 Cleave- 
land Street. The following men are at the table- 

Coach Morrill, Capt. Atwood, Manager Warren 
Robmson, Ballard. Carey, H. Robinson. Edwards 
Cole, McFarland, R. Morss, Simmons, Colbath, Slo- 
cuni, Wiggm, Newman, A. L. Smith, J. D. Clif- 
ford, Demmg, Burlingame, Rowell, Burton, Hine, 
Frank Smith. Warren, E. B. Smith and McKenney. 

The men will be given hard work during this 
work and after the trials Friday p.m. the training 
table squads will doubtless be altered. Some men 
will be dropped and new men brought in to fill 
their places. 



ALEXANDER PRIZE SPEAKERS 

The following named men have been chosen to 
take part in the Preliminary Competition for the 
Alexander Prize Speaking : 

Juniors: J. D. Clifford, Colbath, G. W. Cole, 
Eastman, E. C. Matthews, H. M. Slocum, W. B. 
Stephens, A. W. Stone, H. E. Warren, H. E. 
Weeks, Williams. 

Sophomores : Berry, A. H. Cole, Curtis, Dreear, 
Fifield. McFarland, Marston, E. B. Smith, Tors- 
ney, J. C. White. 

The competition will take place Wednesday, May 
19, in Hubbard Hall. 



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CALENDAR 

Friday, May 7th 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2-30-5-30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Zeta Psi vs. Kappa Sigma. 
Delta Upsilon House Party and Dance. 

Saturday, May 8th 
10.30 A.M. Track Practice. 

2.30 P.M. Bowdoin vs. U. of M. on Whittier Field. 
Dinner at Hotel Eagle in honor of Prof. Chap- 
man. 

Sunday, May grn 

5.00 P.M. Chapel. President Hyde will speak. 
Monday, May ioth 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

2.30-5-30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

6.30 P.M. Band Concert on the Campus. 

Tuesday, May iith 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

2.30-5-30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Alpha Delta 
Phi. 

7.00 P.M. Debate in English VII. Question: 
Women shall be given suffrage on equal terms with 
men. Aifirmative : Byles, Hiwale. Negative : 
Goodspeed, Grace. Chairman : Hawes. 

Wednesday, May i2th 

230-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2-30-S-30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

Thursday, May 13TH 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford. 
3.30 P.M. Theta Delta Chi vs. Beta Theta Pi. 

Friday, May 14TH 

1.30 P.M. Track team leaves for Orono. 

2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Delta Upsilon vs. Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Saturday, May isth 

Maine Intercollegiate Track Meet at Orono. 
2.30-S-30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 



THE INTERFRATERNITY LEAGUE 

April 30: Delta Kappa Epsilon tied Beta Theta Pi. 

2-2 (14 innings) 

May 3: Delta Upsilon defeated Beta Theta Pi, 5-2 

May 4: Alpha Delta Phi defeated Theta Delta 

Chi, 15-11 
Mays: Delta Upsilon defeated Psi Upsilon, 11-8 
Won Lost Per cent. 
Delta Upsilon 3 o 1000 

Delta Kappa Epsilon i 1000 

Beta Theta Pi 11 500 

Alpha Delta Phi i i 500 

Zeta Psi i j 500 

Theta Delta Chi I 2 333 

Psi Upsilon i 2 ;^23 

Kappa Sigma o 2 000 



CoUcQC Botes 

DON'T MAKE ANY DATES FOR MONDAY EVEN= 

INQ, AT 6.30. THE COLLEGE BAND WILL GIVE 

AN OPEN AIR CONCERT ON THE CAMPUS. 

H. M. Smith, '09, entertained his father, recently. 
Philip W. Meserve, '11, entertained his parents 
last Sunday. 

Prof. Files gave a final examination in German 
4, Thursday. 

H. N. Marsh, '09. spent Sunday at his home in 
Dixfield. 

Mr. I. G. Ruillard, Harvard, '12, was the guest 

of McFarland, '11. at the Delta Upsilon house party. 

L. Davis, '11, has accepted a position as principal 

of Richmond High School to teach the spring term. 

The Freshman debating team sat for pictures at 

Webber's, Tuesday. 

Chapin, '11, has left college to work for three 
weeks. 

Ralph White of Rockland, was a guest at the 
Zeta Psi House the first of the week. 

Walton, '12, is confined in his room, 14 Maine 
Hall, with the mumps. 

W. E. Sargent, '78, Principal of Hebron Acad- 
emy, was on the campus, Tuesda}'. 

The Seniors and Juniors will begin to practice 
marching for Ivy Day next week. 

Capt. 'Manter appointed Black, '11, captain of the 
second 'baseball team, Tuesday. 

Hiwale, '09. gave his lecture on India at the Con- 
gregational Church, Wednesday evening. 

The manager of the Brown track team is arrang- 
ing to send his team to the Alaska- Yukon exposi- 
tion next summer. 

Prof. Chapman attended the meeting of the 
trustees of the State Normal Schools at Augusta, 
Tuesday. 

Professor Woodruff is to speak to-night at a 
meeting of the Gentlemen's Club at New Meadows 
Inn on the subject, "The Outlook for Democracy." 
Kimball, '11, who is staying out this semester 
because of ill health, was in town a few hours, 
Wednesday, April 28. 

Mr. Hugh Yarkes of Boston, spent the first of 
the week on the campus as the guest of Bos- 
worth, '12. 

Manager Woodward of the Dramatic Club, an- 
nounced the first of the week that "The Regiment 
of Two" will be presented at Richmond, May 26th. 
The judges of the simplified spelling debate Tues- 
day evening, were Mr. Scott, Hovey, '09, and 
Hale, '10. 

At the Faculty Club meeting, Monday evening. 
Prof. Hastings read a paper on Gladstone, in com- 
memoration of the 100th birthday of the great Eng- 
lish statesman. 

It is rumored that the Colby Freshmen have or- 
ganized a baseball team for the purpose of chal- 
lenging the Bowdoin Freshmen, but no word has 
yet been received from the up-river institution. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



39 



The caps and gowns at chapel, Sunday, were a 
great addition both to the appearance of the service 
and to the dignity of the Senior Class. 

Rev. Chester B. Emerson, '04, will supply the pul- 
pit of the "Church on the Hill" on Memorial Day, 
May 30th. 

Manager Robinson, '10. acted as Timer at the 
Bates-Colby track meet in Lewiston, Wednesday. 
Several of the students attended. 

Bridge, '09, Estes, '09, P. B. Morss, '10, and Col- 
bath, '10, are to be councillors at Camp Moose- 
head at East Denmark, Maine, this summer. 

William F. Coan, '04, who has been principal of 
the Houlton High School for two years, has been 
elected superintendent of schools in the district of 
Houlton and adjoining towns. 

Joe Stanwood, 'brother of "Baldy" Stanwood, 
'08, was on the campus last week on his way to 
Houlton to coach the baseball team of Ricker Clas- 
sical Institute. 

F. V. Stanley. '09, pastor of the Methodist church 
at Lisbon, has been officially informed that he is to 
receive a $400 fellowship from Harvard University 
for graduate work next fall. 

Philip L. Pottle, igoo, has recently become super- 
intendent "of the International Paper Company's 
Mills at Glens Falls, New York, at a salary of 
$3,000. 

Prof. George T. Files and . family will leave 
Brunswick May 16 and will sail the i8th for Eu- 
rope, where they will spend the summer in an 
extended automobile trip. 

Students of the University of Missouri named 
Smith have organized a "Smith Club" with a char- 
ter membership of twenty-four. The purpose of the 
club is to perpetuate the Smith family and ^ also 
endeavor to bring other Smiths to the university. 

Herbert G. Lowell, '08, who for the past year has 
been an instructor in Fryeburg Academy, has re- 
signed his position to accept a position in the labor- 
atory of the Dupont Power Co.'s works at Ches- 
ter, Penn. 

The Orient last week stated that Dartmouth got 
15 hits off Means. The correct number is eight. 
The mistake may be laid at the door of the Asso- 
ciated Press, who sent the news — to the Portland 
papers. 

Spinney, '12, returned Tuesday from a trip in his 
capacity as agent of commencement goods to 
Hebron Academy, Bridgton Academy, Norway 
High, and Paris High, and surrounding schools. 
He left Brunswick April 30. 

The college will lay out a path from the corner 
of the library to the corner of Maine and College 
streets for the use of the Delta Upsilon fraternity 
and others who may be passing that way. The fel- 
lows are requested not to cut across the grass from 
the end of the library walk to the corner of the 
building. 

P. C. Voter. '09, who is to get the Charles Carroll 
Everett scholarship next year, will do graduate 
work in Chemistry at Harvard. J. J. Stahl, '09, the 
holder of the Henry W. Longfellow scholarship, js 
considering going to Germany to study German 
literature at Munich, but has not fully decided to 
do so as yet. 



Manager Otis has collected more than half of 
the $175.00 of which the Orient spoke editorially 
last week. If the fellows who owe money will keep 
up the good work, we may yet be able to have a 
football team next fall. . 

The Boston Merchants' Association which is 
making a tour of Maine by special train, visited 
the college for half an hour, Wednesday morning. 
The crowd in fron>- of Memorial Hall at the 10.30 
recitation gave the merchants a rousing Bowdoin 
cheer. 

The Boston Herald recently made the first an- 
nouncement of the inception of a movement to 
commemorate the three-hundredth anniversary of 
the landing of the Pilgrims and the founding of 
New England by a World's Ter-centennial Exposi- 
tion in Boston in 1920. 



CHEMICAL CLUB MEETINQ 

The Alpha Deka Phi members enter- 
tained the Chemical Club at its regular 
monthly meeting last Friday evening at 
Alpha Delpha Phi House. Dr. Cram read a 
very interesting paper on "Petroleum" of 
which subject he is making a special study 
and is amply qualified to speak. During the 
social hour which followed Professor Robin- 
son was presented with a group photograph 
of the club by its members. Refreshments 
were served- 



NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS 

Please return the student blanks promptly 
to Harry Atwood, or to the Registrar's 
office. All names received at once will go on 
the special mailing list. Copies of the new 
bulletins and of a special number of the 
Ouill, will be mailed. Additional blanks may 
be obtained of the Senior Council or at the 
Registrar's office. 



M. I. A. A. OFFICIALS 



Officials for the annual Maine intercollegiate track 
meet which takes place at Orono, May 15, have been 
selected as follows : 

Referee, Eugene Buckley, Boston. Judge at finish, 
Dr. W. W. Bolster, Lewiston ; E. A. Parker, Skow- 
hegan. Timers, Dr. Frank N. Whittier, Brunswick, 
A, L. Grover, University of Maine ; E. A. Rice, 
Fairfield. Starter, H. C. McGragh, Charles Bank 
gymnasium, Boston. Measurers, C. W. Atchley, 
Waterville; R. D. Purington, Bates; E. A. Stan- 
ford, West Kennebunk ; I. W. Nutter, Bangor. 
Judges of field events, H. L.' Sweet, Orono; 
Albert Johnson, Turner ; Henry A. Wing, Lewiston. 
Scorers, J. A. Wiggin, Bates ; E. F. Allen, Colby ; 
A. P. Wyman, Maine. Announcer, Ralph O. Brew- 
ster, Bowdoin. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



Hlumni IDepartment 



•"55. — Among the many American mission- 
aries whose long-continued educational work 
in Turkey has rendered possible a constitu- 
tional government in that country, none is 
entitled to greater honor than Rev. Joseph 
K. Greene, D.D., who this year completes a 
service of fifty years under the American 
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis- 
sions. For many years he has been stationed 
at Constantinople and has had charge of the 
mission newspapers which are issued in sev- 
eral languages. 

'61. — Chief Justice Emery of the Supreme 
Court of Maine plans to take a two months' 
vacation to observe the procedure and prac- 
tice in the courts of Great Britain and Ireland 
and of Belgium for which he has been offered 
excellent facilities. He is booked to sail on 
the steamship Cymric from Boston May 29, 
and will be accompanied by his son, Prof. 
Henry C. Emery of Yale University. 

"73. — Hon Francis M. Hatch of Washing- 
ton, D. C, has recently presented the college 
library with an elgegantly bound set of Theo- 
dore Roosevelt's writings in which the 
author's autograph was inserted at the 
donor's recLuest. 

'97. — Frank J. Small, Esq., for the past 
two years city treasurer of Waterville, Me., 
was married April 19 at St. Mark's Church 
to Miss Ellen Hodgkinson of that city. The 
newly wedded couple sailed the following 
day on the Saxonia for a wedding tour of 
England, of which country the bride is a 
native. 

'00. — Mr. Burton M. Clough has resigned 
the principalship of the High School at East- 
hampton, Mass. The local paper speaks of 
him as follows : "He has been here for three 
years and has accomplished much for the 
school. The business course which has 
added' so largely to the numbers of the enter- 
ing class for the last two years may be cred- 
ited to his efforts, and it has proved very suc- 
cessful so far. At the end of his first year 
the right of entrance to the New England 
colleges on certificate was also granted to the 
school, a privilege continued throughout his 
administration;" Mr. Clough is planning to 
engage in business at Portland, Maine. 

•qi. — At a regular meeting of Essex North 
Association of Congregational Ministers, held 



in April, 1909, at Rowley, Mass., the Stand- 
ing Moderator and Scribe, Rev. Messrs. W. 
F. Low and George P. Merrill, were in- 
structed to sign and publish the following 
minute adopted by a unanimous vote: 

"The Essex North Association of Congre- 
gational Ministers, having heard of the 
reports recently published against the moral 
character of one of our members, Rev. David 
Frank Atherton, and having examined the 
case with all its legal papers, and many of 
us having known Mr. Atherton for years, 
hereby affirm our complete confidence in Mr. 
Atherton's moral integrity, purity and truth- 
fulness, and we commend him without any 
hesitation to the fellowship of all Christian 
Churches." 

"05. — Wallace C. Philoon has been pre- 
sented a sabre in recognition of his services 
as captain of 'the West Point football team. 
This gift was made by the officials when 
they gave out the medals to those who have 
won their A's in athletics. It is the first 
time that such a gift has been bestowed in 
addition to the medals. 

'08. — The Boston Transcript has the fol- 
lowing concerning the newly organized 
Lovett-Chandler Company of that city, of 
which James M. Chandler, formerly of this 
class, is the treasurer. "It is the aim of the 
company to obtain results by means of clean, 
forceful, business-getting literature. Mr. 
Lovett has had experience as a translator and 
contributor to the magazines in addition to 
acting in a consultative and advisory capacity 
to firms contemplating advertising campaigns, 
while Mr. Chandler has been identified as a 
statistician and exponent of the publicity of 
agricultural products." 

THE MASSACHUSETTS CLUB 

The regular meeting of the Massachusetts 
Club was held at the Kappa Sigma House, 
last Saturday evening. Dr. Burnett gave an 
exceedingly interesting talk on his trip to 
California last summer, and told of many 
experiences. 

It was voted that the next meeting be held 
at New Meadows Inn, May 29th. Dr. Bur- 
nett was voted an honorary membership in 
the club. Prof. Allen Johnson and Prof. 
Hastings, both members of the club, were 
present. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 14, 1909 



NO. 6 



BOWDOIN 6, MAINE S 

The Traditional Bowdoin Spirit of Never Quit Gets 
Back at Maine in the Ninth Inning 

At the mass-meeting on the night before 
the Maine game last Saturday, Coach Raw- 
son said that he expected to see the Bowdoin 
team hit its gait when it met the boys from 
up state. His expectations were fulfilled at 
the very beginning when, with Maine at the 
bat and Means in the box, Bowdoin retired 
her opponents without score. Wilson, the 
first batter for Bowdoin, found a ball to his 
liking and laid it over the fence for a home 
run, the first of the season on Whittier Field. 
The rest of the game was -characterized by 
hard hitting, br'lliant field plays and inexcus- 
able errors. Up to the fourth inning the two 
teams alternated in taking the lead. In the 
fourth, Means was taken out and Hobbs put 
in the box with two men on bases, and one 
out. It was a hard hole to pull out of, but 
Hobbs proved equal to the occasion, retiring 
the side with only one run to the good. At 
the end of the inning the score stood Maine 
5, Bowdoin 4. Neither team scored again 
until the last half of the ninth when Bowdoin 
came to the bat with the head of the batting 
list up. Wilson struck out, McDade got a 
base on balls, a»d Harris got a hit advancing 
McDade to third. Capt. Manter went to first 
and Wandtke came to the bat witli one out 
and three men on bases. It was an exciting 
moment for the spectators, but Wandtke met 
the emergency with a long drive to the out- 
field which enabled McDade to score. The 
score now stood Bowdoin 5, Maine 5. Clif- 
ford came to the bat and knocked an infield 
ball too hot for Higgins of Maine to handle, 
and Harris scored the winning run. ' 

From the standpoint of the baseball expert 
the game was loosely played, but the general 
concensus of opinion seemed to be that it was 



one of the most exciting games ever seen up- 
on Whittier Field. Wilson was the particu- 
lar star on Bowdoin's team. His throws to 
second were wonderfully accurate and in the 
seventh inning by his clever tactics he put out 
Pond between second and third without aid. 
Harris played a fine game in the field and did 
good work with the stick. Wandtke, Clifford 
and Bower made timely hits. 
The summary : 

Bowdoin 

ab r bh po a e 

Wilson, c 4 I 2 6 4 3 

McDade, If 5 i i o o 

Harris, ss 5 2 3 8 3 

Manter, 2b 3 i 2 3 2 

Wandtke, cf 4 i 2 o 

Clifford, lb 402801 

Bower, 3b 4 o i o li 

Lawlis, rf 4 I 3 o 

Means, p 2 i o 

Hobbs, p 2 o o 3 o 

Totals 37 6 13 27 13 3 

Maine 

ab r bii po a e 

Smith, c 4 o I 5 o I 

Mayo, lb 5 o i 11 i 

Pond, If 5 o 2 3 o o 

Co'bb. 3b 4 o o 2 2 

McHale, p 5 o 2 3 i 

Fnlton, cf 3 2 I 2 o 

Scales, rf 4 2 2 i o 

Higgins, ss 4 11 ~i 3 3 

Coombs, 2b 3 2 o 2 

Totals 37 s II 26* 12 3 

*Winning run made with two men out. 

Innings : 

Bowdoin i 3 o 2 — 6 

Maine o 3 2 o o o o — s 

Two-base hits — Harris, Means. Home run — Wil- 
son. Stolen bases — Wilson, McDade, Manter, 
Wandtke, Cobb, Coombs. Base on balls — By 
Means 3, by Hobbs i, by McHale i. Struck out — 
By Means 2, by Hobbs 2, by McHale 5. Sacrifice 
hit— Clifford. Sacrifice fly— Wandtke, Balk, Mc- 
Hale. Double plays — Harris to Clifford; Manter 
to Harris to Clifford; Fulton to Higins. Hit by 
pitched ball — Wandtke, Manter 2, Coombs, Cobb. 
Passed balls — Smith 2. Umpire — John Carrigan of 
Lewiston. Time — 2 hours 15 minutes. 



42 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BEYOND BANGOR LIES ORONO 

Large Squad of Rooters to Accompany Track Team — 
Entries for the Maine Intercollegiate Meet — 
Bowdoin Has Won Eleven Out of 
Fourteen Contests 

To-morrow the attention of the State of 
Maine will be largely centered upon Orono, 
where a certain up-state educational institu- 
tion is hunting around for a state champion- 
ship which they lost at Brunswick last year. 
Whether or not they find it will depend 
largely upon Bowdoin, and her squad of 




Atwood 



track athletes. Orono to-morrow will be 
visited by a great number of college men, 
representing every college in the state, and 
from present indications there is no ground 
for supposing that Bowdoin's delegation will 
be any smaller than usual. The team leaves 
Friday noon, and with them will go many 
of the undergraduates who wish to see the 
meet, but the greater part of the Bowdoin 
cheering section will go up Saturday morn- 
ing, leaving here at eight o'clock. If enough 
money is raised at the mass-meeting Thurs- 
day night to pay at least half the expenses of 
each man, the college band will go. 

While the Orient would not presume to 
forecast the outcome of the meet, we feel safe 
in asserting that the track team will do credit 
to the honor of old Bowdoin. 



The Bowdoin men who will enter the meet 
are as follows : Capt. Atwood, McKenney, 
Ballard, Cole and E. B. Smith in the loo- 
yard dash; Capt. Atwood, Ballard, Cole, E. 
B. Smith, R. Morss, and Reynolds in the 220- 
yard dash ; Manter, Cole, Morss, Reynolds, 
E. B. Smith, and Capt. Atwood in the quar- 
ter mile ; Simmons, Manter, Colbath, and 
Reynolds in the half mile ; Colbath, Slocum, 
Carey, H. Rotynson, and H. Hine in the 
mile; Slocum, Robinson, Carey and Colbath 
in the two mile; Edwards, McFarland, 
Wiggin, F. A. Smith and Crosby in the 
120-yard hurdles; Edwards, McFarland, 




Mgr. "Warren E. Robinson 

Wiggin, F. A. Smith, and Capt. Atwood in 
the 220-yard hurdles. In the field events the 
men entered are Pennell, Burlingame, Ed- 
wards and Capt. Atwood in the high jump; 
Capt. Atwood, McFarland, E. B. Smith, F. A. 
Smith, Bur'lingame and Edwards in the broad 
jump; Burton, Deming, Burlingame, F. A. 
Smith, and W'ggin in the pole vault ; New- 
man, ClitTord, F. A. Smith, and Burton in the 
shot put; Warren, Hastings, Crosby, S. A. 
Smith and Newman in the hammer throw ; 
and Rowell, F. A. Smith, Cliilord and Crosby 
in the discus. 

We present the results of Maine Intercol- 
legiate Meets since 1895, which show Bow- 
doin to have won a total of 994 points, with 
513 for Maine, 206^- for Bates, and 104I for 
Colby. Bowdoin has won 11 out of 14 meets, 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



43 



U. of M. winning the other three in 1902, 



1906 


and 1907. . 










Bowdoin U. 


of M. 


Bates 


Colby 


189s 


99 


16 


9 


II 


1896 


108 


4 


13 


10 


1897 


72 


16 


24H 


13/2 


1898 


69 


39 


18 


9 


1800 


75 


38 


19 


3 


1900 


92;/. 


I2/a 


13 


17 


I90I 


89 


31 


10 


5 


1902 


57 


60 


8 


I 


1903 


67 


46 


II 


2 


1904 


64 


50 


10 


2 


I90S 


59 


55 


8 


4 


1906 


39 


51 


22 


14 


1907 


45/2 


46/2 


23 


II 


1908 


S8 


48 


18 


2 


Total 


s, 994 


S13 


206/ 


104/ 



UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL MEETS 

Football Manager Allowed to Circulate Subscription 
Paper — Question of Athletic Dues Discussed 

A special meeting of the Undergraduate 
Council was held on Saturday, May i. At 
this meet'ng the Council listened to a peti- 
tion by the football manager for permission 
to circulate a subscription paper among the 
undergraduates to meet the football deiicit. 
The Council voted to lay the request on the 
table until further collections had been made 
of money owed the football association. 
Upon motion the chair instructed the college 
customs comm'ttee to report at the next coun- 
cil meeting a tentative plan for the more 
complete centralization of athletic expendi- 
tures. The committee was further instructed 
to submit a scheme for the coercion of delin- 
quent athletic subscribers. 

The sixth regular meeting of the Counc'l 
was called to order on May 6. The college 
customs .committee reported a provisional 
plan for a more centralized administration 
of the financial affairs of the various athletic 
teams. The committee recommended that no 
definite action be taken by the counc'l until 
time had been allowed for investigation of the 
systems in vogue in some of the other East- 
ern colleges. The recommendation of the 
comimittee was accepted and the secretary of 
the council was instructed to write for the 
information in question. It was voted that 
the football manager be allowed to circulate 



a subscription paper to clear up the football 
deficit. The treasurer of the College Rally 
submitted his report and it was accepted. 
The college customs committee reported that 
the scheme of publishing the names of men 
delinquent in athletic subscriptions seemed to 
them the best plan for collecting carelessly 
overdue money. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, May 14TH 

1.30 P.M. Track team leaves for Orono. 

230-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Delta Upsilon vs. Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Saturday, May isth 

Maine Intercollegiate Track Meet at Orono, 
2-30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

Sunday, May i6th 

10.45 A.M. Rev. John H. Denison of. the Central 
Church, Boston, conducts service in the First Con- 
gregational Church. 

5.00 P.M. Chapel. Rev. T. H. Denison speaks. 

7.00 P.M. Questionaire. 

Monday, May I/TH 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

230-5.30 F.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Zeta Psi vs. Alpha Delta Phi. 

Tuesday, May i8th 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

230-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Psi Upsilon vs. Theta Delta Chi. 

7.00 P.M. Debate in English VII. Question: 
United States Senators should be elected by direct 
vote of the people. Affirmative, Rowell, Wing. 
Negative : Dreear, Madison. Chairrnan, Colbath. 

Wednesday, May igxH 

Bowdoin vs. U. of M. at Orono. 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Kappa Sigma vs. Beta Theta Pi. 
7.00 P.M. Alexander Prize Speaking trials in 
Hubbard Hall. 

Thursday, May 20th 

230-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Delta Upsilon vs. Alpha Delta^ Phi. 

Track team leaves for Brookline. 

Friday, May 2IST 

2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

Trials in the N. E. I. Meet at Brookline. 

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

Saturday, May 22D 

Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 
N. E. I. Track Meet at Brookline. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 
p. b. morss, 1910 cd. robbins, 1911 

THOMAS OTIS. 1910 E. W. SKELTON, 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 W. A. McCORMICK, 1912 
J. C. WHITE. 1911 W. A. FULLER, 1912 



R. D. MORSS, 1910 
J. L. CURTIS, 191 1 



Business Manager 
Asst. 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, 10 cents 



Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick : 



Mail Matter 



Journal Printshop, Lewiston 



MAY 14, 1909 



More Light on the Since the college rally on 

New Gymnasium ^P*"^' ^^*' ^"'^ ^'"^^ "^^"" 
tion has been made of the 
new gymnasium. Possibly the reason for this 
is to be found in the interest shown by the 
college in the work of the track and baseball 
teams. However, the need of the gymna- 
sium grows more imperative day by day and 
every Bowdoin man, whether alumnus or 
undergraduate, must realize that the time is 
not far off when he will be called upon to 
actively support the financing of the pro- 
posed building. 

It appears now that the new structure 
must be paid for through funds raised by 
Bowdoin men, and although no initiative has 
yet been taken by alumni, trustees, or stu- 
dents, it is hoped that the first step will be 
taken by the proper authorities before the end 
of the college year. We reprint a clipping 
taken from a Boston Sunday paper showing 
the present standing of affairs at Dartmouth, 
where a new gymnasium is to be built during 
the coming summer. This shows how actively 



and loyally Dartmouth men have responded 
to the call for funds. 

"The issue of the New Gym News for April 30 
bears the encouraging headline, "Only $29,000 
More." The total amount to be raised is $125,000. 
Total subscriptions to date are $81,000. five $i,ooo 
subscriptions conditional on the committee's secur- 
ing five more, plus $10,000 that the committee 
knows where it can get make a total secured of 
$96,000. The second page is entitled. "Old Grad, 
Attention!" Below are tabulated the amounts sub- 
scribed, number of subscribers and number of liv- 
ing members, in two arrangements, by class and 
by locality. The Class of '71 leads with $5,015, 
from three subscribers. The Class of '78 is first 
in number of subscribers and second in amount 
pledged, having $2,770 from 12 members. Chicago 
and vicinity lead for localities, with Boston and 
vicinity second. The third page is occupied by the 
tabulation of the classes from '85 to '12, 1911 lead- 
ing in amount subscribed, with $4,530; 1901 in per 
cent, of response, with 93 per cent. ; 1887 in aver- 
age subscription, with $98.51, and 1892 in average 
subscription per living member, with $77.85." 



It is almost unnecessary 
A Last Reminder for the Orient to urge 

every man who can to 
attend the Maine Meet at Orono to-morrow. 
The fare to Orono and return is only two dol- 
lars and the admission to the meet fifty cents. 
The Secretary of the Faculty will excuse any 
man's cuts if he wishes to see the meet. This 
year Bowdoin and Maine have both better 
teams than they have had for several years 
and are more evenly matched than last year. 
The meet will be a fight from start to finish 
and surprises are promised by both sides. 
Maine will do her best to win on home terri- 
tory and the Bowdoin spirit will be there to 
win another championship. Come and sup- 
port the team. 



Rev. John Hopkins One of the priceless herit- 
Denison ^^^^ °' ^ Bowdoin man is 

the opportunity afforded 
him to grow. The last college preacher of 
the year, Rev. John Hopkins Denison, minis- 
ter of the Central Congregational Church of 
Boston, will be with us Sunday at the Con- 
gregational Church, at Sunday chapel in the 
afternoon and at Memorial Hall, under the 
auspices of the Christian Association in the 
evening. Many-men recall with pleasure the 
recent visit of Mr. Denison to the college, at 
which time he talked for a half hour at the 
morning chapel service, upon his experiences 
as a missionary among cannibals. Any man 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



45 



who can hold the attention for a half hour 
and win the approval of a body of undergrad- 
uates assembled at a compulsory chapel ser- 
vice, needs no further recommendation as a 
public speaker. The Orient looks for a 
record-breaking attendance at the services of 
next Sunday. 

The generosity of Prof, and Mrs. George 
T. Files again claims our gratitude for they 
have signified their intention of continuing 
the College Preacher Fund for next year. 
Henceforth the fund is to be administered 
from the office of the college treasurer, and 
be under the control of an enlarged commit- 
tee consisting of President Hyde, Prof. Files 
and the pastor of the church. 



A ri,„_„» *„ Jwst on the eve of the 
A Chance to -', , ^ ., . 

rfcao, II., three track meets it is 

Cheer Up , ,, ^, . 

altogether fitting to pause 

and congratulate ourselves upon the fact that 
every man who can be counted upon to win 
points in either meet, has kept his standing 
with the faculty above reproach. It is par- 
ticularly fortunate this year that such has 
been the case, for to give Bowdoin a national 
reputation in track athletics we can afiford to 
lose no one. Bowdoin is still more strongly 
reminded that it is playing in good luck when 
the daily papers bring reports of misfortunes 
to star men of other New England institu- 



COLLEQE PREACHER NEXT SUNDAY 

Williams Graduate to Occupy Pulpit of Congregational 
Church 

The college preacher next Sunday will be 
Rev. John Hopkins Denison of the Central 
Congregational Church, Boston. Mr. Deni- 
son has preaching engagements annually at 
probably as many colleges as any active pas- 
tor in the country. Meanwhile, he ministers 
to a fashionable congregation in a church edi- 
fice that is regarded as one of the architec- 
tural treasures of Boston. A graduate of 
.Williams College and Union Seminary, Mr. 
Denison went into the New York slums for 
his first pastorate, and the varied and thrill- 
ing life he lived there furnished him with the 
material for his evening address to-night. 
Rev. H. Roswell Bates who visited us as col- 
lege preacher a few months ago had his first 
experiences as an East Side worker under 



Mr. Denison. Considerable travel in the lit- 
tle-known portions of the globe fell to the lot 
of Mr. Denison between his slum pastorate 
and his Back Bay pastorate, and then he 
came to Boston where his ability and refine- 
ment have given him a success as conspicu- 
ous as that which he won working among the 
poor. He is prominent in every civic inter- 
est, has been co-operating with Lincoln Stef- 
fens in a movement for the uplift of Boston, 
is one of thirteen persons guiding the policy 
of the American Board of Foreign Missions, 
and his courtesy is proved by his willingness 
to come to us on short notice as substitute 
for Dr. Elwood Worcester who had to cancel 
his engagement on account of illness. Mr. 
Denison will speak in Memorial Hall under 
the auspices of the Christian Association 
Sunday nig'ht at 7.30 o'clock on the subject 
"Life on the East Side." 



J. H. NEWELL ELECTED LEADER 

J. H. Newell, '12, was elected leader, and 
W. E. Atwood, '10, manager of the college 
band for next year, at its business meeting 
after the concert Monday evening. Newell, 
who has played solo cornet with Mr. Bridg- 
ham during the present season, has been a 
valuable man for the band and there is no 
reason to doubt the wisdom of his election to 
the position of leader. Newell has played 
with the Richmond band, the St. John band 
of Brunswick, is cornetist in the college or- 
chestra, and has substituted in Kendrie's 
Orchestra, besides playing with the college 
band. With the great start which Mr. Bridg- 
ham has given the band this year, Newell 
oueht to turn out a good organization next 



HILAND LOCKWOOD FAIRBANKS PRIZE 

One Thousand Dollar Fund for Excellence in Public 

Speaking — Was Member of AINAmerica 

Football Team 

President Llyde announces the receipt from 
Capt. Henry N. Fairbanks of Bangor, of the 
gift of $1,000 to establish the Hiland Lock- 
wood Fairbanks prize for excellence in public 
speaking, in memory of his son, Hiland 
Lockwood Fa'rbanks of the Class of 1895. 
By the terms of the gift, one or more prizes 
are to be awarded each year by the president 
for excellence in public speaking. A com- 



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mittee, consisting of Professor Chapman, 
Professor Mitchell, and Professor Foster has 
been appointed to make arrangements for the 
terms of its award. 

Mr. Fairbanks was a prominent member of 
his class, and was during his college course 
chosen a member of the All-America football 
team. Unt'l his death he has attended every 
reunion of hi,'- class at commencement. 



THE INTERFRATERNITY LEAGUE 

May II : Delta Kappa Epsilon defeated Alpha 
Delta Chi, 15-5. 



Delta Upsilon 3 

Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Beta Theta Pi 

Zeta Psi 

Alpha Delta Phi .... 

Theta Delta Chi 

Psi Upsilon 

Kappa Sigma o 



Von 


Lost 


Per cent. 


^ 





1000 





I 

I 


lOOQ 

500 
500 




2 


333 




2 


333 




2 


333 





2 


000 



STANDING OF MAINE COLLEGES 

Won Lost Per cent. 

Bowdoin i o 1000 

Maine 2 i 666 

Bates I I Soo 

Colby ■ 2 000 



BRIEF GERMAN GRAMMAR 
By a Former Bowdoin Professor 

Among the recent pnblications of Ginn & Co. is a 
new German Grammar written by Prof. Roscoe J. 
Ham, formerly of Bowdoin, and Prof. A. N. Leon- 
ard of Bates College. The grammatical portions 
of the. book were all prepared by Prof. Ham and 
were given a thorough test in his classes here at 
Bowdoin. 

The book is practical and conveniently arranged. 
It is planned so that it can be completed by the end 
of the first half of a school year, and a pupil who 
has carefully worked out each lesson will have at 
his command clear ideas regarding the main facts 
of the language and will be well equipped to take 
up the annotated texts commonly used in first and 
second year work. 

Although the book has been on the market but 
a little over one month, the first edition is ex- 
hausted and the grammar is now undergoing a sec- 
ond edition. As a text it derives great advantages 
from the fact that it has been carefully criticised 
and the exercises all revised by a number of teach- 
ers in Berlin. 



Colleoe Botes 



Warren, '12, is waiting at the training table. 

Casco Castle, South Freeport, will open May 29. 

Ludvvig, '10, and Hansen, '10, have gone to Houl- 
ton to plant potatoes for a week. 

H. E. Thompson, '03, refereed the Y. M. C. A. 
games in Portland last Thursday. 

The chairman of the Simplified SpelHng Board 
was on the campus last Thursday. 

The college band gave an outdor concert on the 
campus Monday night after dinner. 

Next year's cabinet of the Y. M. C. A. enjoyed 
supper at the Inn last Monday night. 

F. H. Dole, '97, R. W. Smith, '97, and E. T. Fen- 
ley, '01, were in town last Monday. 

P. W. Matthews, '12, has been called to his home 
in Lubec by the illness of his mother. 

Dr. George Pratt, '01, a former Bowdoin base- 
ball captain, was on the campus last Friday. 

Thompson, '10, is temporary chairman of the Ivy 
Day Committee during the absence of Ludwig, '10. 

Basketball has been dropped from the list of 
Harvard's sports. Wrestling has been taken up 
instead. 

A meeting of the Visiting Committees, Trustees, 
and Overseers of the College will be held here 
May 28. 

Dr. Whittier will attend a meeting of the New 
England College Athletic Association in Boston, 
Friday. 

Arthur Ham, '08, who is studying Economics at 
Columbia University, attended the Maine game, 
Saturday. 

The Seniors began to practice marching on Mon- 
day andthe Juniors Wednesday for the Ivy Day 
exercises. 

Phelps. '10, who has been out working since the 
Easter vacation, returned to college the first of 
the week. 

O. F. Simonds, '06, C. S. Kingsley, '07, and John 
Kincaid, ex-'o8, were guests at the Delta Upsilon 
House party last week. 

Professor Johnson spoke before the Men's Club 
of Christ Church in Gardiner, Thursday, May 6, 
on "The Order of the Prayer." 

Prof. Mitchell spoke at a meeting of the Oxford 
County Teachers' Association at Canton last Fri- 
day. His subject was. The Teaching of English. 

Upon invitation of Dr. Willis P. Moulton of 
Portland the class in Mineralogy Wednesday vis- 
ited the tourmaline deposits at Auburn which be- 
long to Dr. Moulton. 

Roderic Scott will be one of the speakers at the 
meeting of the English department of the Alaine 
Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools 
in Waterville, May isth. 

In the report of the proceedings of the New Eng- 
land Association of Colleges and Preparatory 
Schools held at the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, just received at the library, is a speech 
'by Dr. Whittier on Physical Training at Bowdoin. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



47 



Stephens, 'lo, has been at work for some weeks 
cleaning and repairing the frames and mounts of 
the Bowdoin Drawings. 

W. E. Robinson, 'lo, and R. D.. Morss, 'lo, will 
attend the meeting of the New England Intercol- 
legiate Press Association at Boston. May 22. 

A. E. Moore, of Portland, is continuing his work 
of cleaning and restoring some of the canvases 
in the Bowdoin Gallery of the Art Building. 

McDade, '09. has been coaching the Cony High 
baseball team for the last two weeks. He will 
remain with the team until after both the Gardiner 
games. 

It is interesting to note that Martin, the man 
whom Tufts selected to beat Bowdoin 7-3, was also 
their choice against Dartmouth, from whom he 
won, i-o. 

Professor Harry DeForest Smith, '01, Professoi 
of Greek at Amherst, and formerly assistant profes- 
sor in the classics at Bowdoin, attended the Maine 
gamCi Saturday. 

A. M. Laing & Son of Portland, are continuing 
their regilding work which they begun last year 
on the frames of about a dozen paintings of the 
Bowdoin collection. 

Dr. Burnett, in the necessary absence of Profes- 
sor Files, the reg^ilar representative of the college, 
will attend a meeting of the New England Cer- 
tificating Board in Boston, Friday. 

Manager Otis wishes to ask the fellows to pay 
the $1.00 football subscriptions as soon as possible 
as he has but a few weeks in which to get next 
season's foottall schedule approved. 

The Quill has received a communication from 
the Editor of the Literary Digest asking for some 
of the best verse published during the year, to be 
published in the Literary Digest. 

Dr. Burnett has been offered a full professorship 
at Amherst College. He has not yet decided to 
accept, but if he goes to Amherst he will be Profes- 
sor of Psychology and head of the department. 

Goodspeed, '09, left Wednesday for Boothbay 
Harbor, where he will finish out the term of four 
weeks as principal of the High School, the former 
principal having become superintendent of schools. 

When the faculty gathered at the Eagle Hotel 
Saturday evening for Prof. Chapman's banquet, 
attention was called to the fact that the occasion 
was the first of its kind ever held with the Bow- 
doin faculy. The faculty have met at club meet- 
ings, but never before at a banquet. 

At the Spring Conference of the English Section 
of the Maine Association of Colleges and Prepar- 
atory Schools to be held in Waterville, May 15. 
Mr. Scott will be the speaker for the colleges. His 
subject will be "An Effective Preparation in Eng- 
lish — its Nature and Scope." 

But for the presence of mind of Raymond E. 
Merrill, Bowdoin, '09, teacher in chemistry at the 
Deering High School, a fire caused by the explo- 
sion of fuming sulphuric acid and potassium bi- 
chromate might have badly damaged or destroyed 
the beautiful high school, Monday morning. By 
Mr. Merrill's quick action in smothering the fum- 
ing acids in the chemistry laboratory the pupils of 
the school left the building safely and the fire was 
nearly extinguished. 



Charles O. Robbins. '11, spent Sunday on the 
campus. 

Harry L. Brown, '07, was back to see the game, 
Saturday. 

Charles O. Bowie, ex-'og, was on the campus, 
Wednesday. 

Hebron Academy defeated Bowdoin Second, 
Wednesday, 10-2. 

Ralph Brown, special, ex-'o6. was in town 
Thursda.v, May 6. 

Capt. H. N. Fairbanks attended the exercises of 
English 5, last Friday. 

Philip H. Brown, '09, and Clinton N. Peters, '10, 
are attending the Psi Upsilon Convention at 
Chicago, 111. 

In the May number of Review of Reviews ap- 
peared an article by Prof. Foster on The American 
Colleges on Trial. 

The Laymen's Christian Convention of Maine, 
will be held in Portland May 20-22. President 
Hyde will be one of the speakers. 

The Declamation Committee for the preliminary 
trials in the Alexander Prize Speaking contest con- 
sists of Prof. Mitchell, Mr. Bridgham and Mr. 
Stone. 

Rev. John Hopkins Denison, the college preacher 
next Sunday spoke recently at a morning chapel 
service upon his experiences as a missionary 
among cannibals. 

Anand Hiwale,. '09, will on May 23, give a lec- 
ture on the customs and beliefs of his people in the 
Universalist Church at Augusta. The pastor of the 
church is Rev. Leroy W. Coons, '07. 

Rev. Herbert A. Jump has been offered the pas- 
torate of the South Congregational Church, New 
Britain, Conn. This church is the second largest 
Congregational Church in New England, having 
a membership of 1 148, a parish of 1030 families, 
and a Sunday School of 1362. 

The following men from the Freshman class 
have been chosen to compete with the representa- 
tives of the Sophomore and Junior classes in the 
trials for the Alexander Prize Speaking on May 
19: Adams, Bryant, Burlingame, Fuller, Gillin, 
Hurley, Maloney, Matthews, Loring Pratt, Rodick, 
Weeks and Welch. 

The last number of the Quill for the current 
year, now being printed, contains matter of special 
interest to prospective students. A copy will be 
sent to each student for whom a blank has been 
made out and filed at the Registrar's office. Addi- 
tional blanks may be secured at Hubbard Hall, at 
the Registrar's ofiice, or of H. Atwood, '09. 

The Rumford Falls Times says: In his talk at 
Rumford, Prof. F. C. Robinson of Bowdoin criti- 
cised the legislature because it spent much time and 
money upon liquor legislation, and refused to do 
anything to aid in curbing the terrible ravages of 
tuberculosis and typhoid fever; things far more 
destructive of life and happiness than all the alco- 
hol that ever was distilled. He referred to the war 
against alcohol as spectacular. Saul killed his ten 
thousand, but Saul was a grandstand player and 
David quiet, unassuming man, but later he was 
recognized, and so will the movement for govern- 
ment aid in the war against the Great White 
Plague. 



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Hluntni 'department 



'55. — Ezekiel Ross, Esq., a highly esteemed 
and prominent citizen of Newcastle, Me., 
died at his home in that town May 8, 1909, 
after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Ross 
was born at Jefferson, Me., 25 September, 
1829. After graduating at Bowdoin he 
taught the high school at Rockland and stud- 
ied law in the office of Hon. A. P. Gould. 
Admitted to the bar in 1858, he practiced his 
profession in that city for several years and 
served as clerk of courts for Knox County. 
He subsequently removed to Pennsylvania 
where he was engaged in the coal business, 
and later to Minnesota where he successfully 
conducted a real estate business with his 
brother-in-law, Thomas C. Kennedy. The 
closing years of his life were spent in New- 
castle where he was beloved and respected for 
his generous disposition and kind heart. He 
is survived by his wife who, before marriage, 
was Miss Esther Weeks. 

'68. — John Sayward Derby, Esq., died of 
apoplexy at Rochester, N. H., 6 May, 1909, 
after an illness of several months. He was 
the son of Silas Derby, Esq., of Alfred, where 
he was born 16 January, 1846. After grad- 
uation he studied law and settled in the prac- 
tice of his profession at Saco, Maine. He 
served as police judge of that city from 1874 
to 1877, being elected over a Republican com- 
petitor by reason of h's personal popularity. 
He also served for a time by appointment of 
the court as attorney for York County. For 
five years he was in partnership with Hon. 
Horace H. Burbank (Bowdoin, i860). In 
1880 he removed to New York City, and, 
while in practice there issued a legal text- 
book entitled, The Mechanics Lien Law of 
New York. Under President Cleveland's 
administration he served as United States 
consul at St. John. He was engaged for a 
time as editor of the Biddeford Daily Stand- 
ard. He then resumed the practice of his 
profession at Sanford, Maine, residing at 
Alfred and later at Lebanon. Mr. Derby 
was a man of unusual ability and had a host 
of friends. He married Mary, daughter of 
Samuel Tripp, whose death preceded his own, 
and is survived by one son, Albert Derby. 

'78. — The sudden death from pneumonia 
of George Colby Purington at Monson, Me., 
on May 6, 1909. brought great grief to the 



wide circle of his friends. Mr. Purington 
was born 27 June, 1848, at Embden, Me. He 
began teaching in district schools at the age 
of seventeen and became associate principal 
of Hebron Academy in 1872. While there 
he prepared himself for college in two years. 
During his course at Bowdoin he was also for 
two years principal of the Topsham High 
School. Previous to his graduation he was 
elected principal of the Brunswick High 
School, a position he held for three years. 
The two following years he had charge of 
the Edward Little High School at Auburn. 
In 1883 he was chosen principal of the State 
Normal School at Farmington, the position 
he held at his death. Of his labors there, 
words that he recently wrote of another, can 
be most truthfully applied to himself. For 
twenty-six years "he gave the best there was 
in him, life, energy and love, to the upbuild- 
ing of the school and the creation of right 
professional standards in the state. He was 
always positive and aggressive in his work. 
He was strong in his friendships and loyal to 
his friends. To his graduates he was more 
than a teacher." He followed their career 
with interest and was ever a wise counsellor 
and a true friend. The appreciation in 
which he was held by them was strikingly 
illustrated by their action on the completion 
of the twenty-fifth year of his continuous 
serv'ce as principal. 

Mr. Purington had too active a mind and 
too earnest a soul to confine his interests to a 
single institution. As president of the Maine 
Pedagogical Society, as grand commander of 
the Knights Templar of Maine, as an over- 
seer of Bowdoin College, and especially as 
president of the Christian Civic League of 
Maine, he exerted a powerful influence 
throughout the state. In him the cause of 
public education and morality has lost a 
leader, tireless and fearless, sincere and un- 
selfish. 

Mr. Purington married 26 November, 
1878, Sarah Cummings, daughter of Rev. 
Dudley P. Bailey (Bowdoin, 1829), who sur- 
vives him with one of their three children, 
George C. Purington, Jr. (Bowdoin, 1904). 

•03. — ^Dr. Paul Preble is now stationed at 
the U. S. Marine Hospital at Baltimore, Md. 

'04. — James F. Cox who graduates from 
the Maine Medical School this year, has 
received an appointment as an interne at the 
Eastern Maine General Hospital at Bangor. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 21, 1909 



NO. 7 



BOWDOIN GETS AWAY WITH MAINE INTER= 
COLLEGIATE MEET 

Five New Records Established, all of which Qo to 

Bowdoin — Capt. Atwood the Individual Star 

with Ten Points to His Credit 

A well-balanced team enabled Bow^doin to 
win the Maine Intercollegiate Meet at Orono 
last Saturday by a wide margin over the 
three other Maine colleges, the final score 
standing Bowdo'n 68, LIniversity of Maine 
35, Colby 12 and Bates 11. Five new records 
were established ; the mile, two-mile, high 
jump, pole vault and broad jump. Of these 
the mile, two-mile, broad jump and pole 
vault were broken by Bowdoin men, the high 
jump record is held jointly between Bowdoin, 
JMaine and Bates, and the new record in the 
120-yard hurdles was made by Blanohard of 
Bates, buit was not allowed because the run- 
ner knocked over the hurdles. 

Althousrh Bowdoin won more points than 
all the other colleges combined and within 
two of twice as many as Maine, they did not 
run up as high a score as was possible. Col- 
bath was used in only one event as it was 
desired to save him for the New England 
meet next Saturday. 

The first record to go down was the mile, 
which Colbath of Bowdoin covered in 4 m. 
32 s., the former record be'ng 4 m. 34 3-5S. 
Then came the high hurdles, which Blanch- 
ard of Bates cleared in 15 4-5 seconds, the 
former time being 16 2-5 seconds. The two- 
mile run then fell from 10 m. 7 3-53. to 10 
m. 5 1-5S., made by Slocum of Bowdoin. The 
fourth new mark was in tlie high jump, in 
which Burlingame of Bowdoin, Williams of 
Bates and Scott of Maine were fed at 5 ft. 
8 in., the former mark being one-quarter 
inch less. Captain Atwood of Bowdoin, the 
highest point winner with ten points to his 
credit, broke the State record in the running 
broad jump, his first jump in the trials being 
21 ft. 6 in. Three Bowdoin men, Burlingame, 



Buiton and Deming were tied at 10 ft. 7 in. 
in the pole vault. Deming then made a new 
record of 10 ft. loi/^ inches. 

All those men who made the record in the 
high jump will receive record medals, and on 
the toss of place medals Burlingame won tirst, 
Williams of Bates second, and Scott of Maine 
third. In the pole vault the first place medal 
went to Deming, second to Burlingame, and 
th'ird to Burton. Deming got the record 
medal. 

The summary : 

Broad Jump — Won by Atwood, Bowdoin ; second 
McFarland, Bowdoin; third. Skolfield, Maine. Best 
jump — 21 ft. 6 in. (new record). 

Pole Vault — Won by Deming, Bowdoin ; second. 
Burton, Bowdoin ; third, Burlingame, Bowdoin tied 
for second. Best jump — 10 ft. io>2 in. (New 
record). 

Hammer Throw — Won by Warren, Bowdoin; 
secor.d, Crosby, Bowdoin ; third, Hastings, Bow- 
doin. Best throw — 129 ft. 7 in. 

120-Yard Hurdles — Won by Blanchard, Bates; 
second, Smith, Maine ; third, Edwards, Bowdoin. 
Time — 15 4-5 seconds. 

440- Yard Dash — Won by Littlefield, Maine; sec- 
ond. Chandler. Colby; third, Morss, Bowdoin, 
Time — 52 2-5 seconds. 

100-Yard Dash — Won by Atwood, Bowoin ; sec- 
ond. Pond, Maine ; third, McKenney, Bowdoin. 
Time — 10 1-5 seconds. 

Half-!\'Iile Run— Won by Walker, Maine; sec- 
. ond, Simmons, Bowdoin ; third, Joy, Colby. Time 
— 2 m. 5 3-5 seconds. 

Shot Put — Won by Newman, Bowdoin; second, 
Clifford, Bowdoin; third. Skolfield, Maine. Dis- 
tance — 37 ft. 4>4 in. 

Two-Mile Run — Won by Slocum, Bowdoin; sec- 
ond, Whitney, Maine; third, Hosmer, Maine. 
10 m. 5 I-5S. (New record). 

Running High Jump — Burlingame, Bowdoin ; 
Williams, Bates; and Scott, Maine, best at 5 ft. 8 
in. (New record). 

220-Yard Dash — Won by Stacy, Colby; second, 
Williams, Bates; third. Cole, Bowdoin. Time — 
22 3-5 seconds. 

Discus Throw — Won by Walden, Maine ; second, 
Tibbets, Colby ; third, ' Stevens. Bowdoin. Dis- 
tance — 107 ft. 6 in. 

220- Yard Hurdles — Won by Edwards, Bowdoin ; 
second. Knight, Maine; third. Smith, Maine. Time 
— 26 i-s seconds. 

One-Mile Run — ^Won by Colbath, Bowdoin; sec- 
ond, Robinson, Bowdoin ; third, Houghton, Maine. 
Time — 4 m. 32 1-5S. (New record). 



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Edwards Winning 220-yard Hurdles 





Atwood Winning 100-yard Dash 



Summary of Points 

Bowdoin Maine Colby Bates 

Half mile 3 5 i 

440 Yards i 5 3 

100 Yards 6 3 o 

One mile 8 i o o 

High hurdles I 3 o S 

Low hurdles 5 4 o 

Two miles 5 4 o 



220 Yards i 

Pole vault g 

Shotput 8 

High jump 3 

Hammer throw 9 

Broad jump 8 

Discus throw i 

Totals 68 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



5t 



Individual Point Winners 

Capt. Atwood of the Bowdoin team won the 
most points, — ten, twice as many as any other man 
except Williams of Bates. 

Bozvdoin 

Atwood, 'og 10 

McFarland, 'i i 3 

Burlingame, '12 6 

Deming, '10 3 

Burton, '09 ■ 3 

Warren. '10 S 

Crosby, '10 ". . . . 3 

Simmons, '09 3 

Newman, '10 5 

Clifford, '10 ■. 3 

Slocum, '10 5 

Edwards, '10 6 

Colbath, '10 5 

Robinson, '11 3 

Hastings, '11 

McKenney, '12 

Morss, '10 

Cole, '12 

Stevens, "Medic" 



BOWDOIN 2, TUFTS 7 

Medford Team Scores Five Runs in Eiglitli — Capt. 
Manter's Men Unable to Find Martin 

With Martin in the box to hold the hits 
down and a bunch of good ones in the eighth. 
Tufts defeated Bowdo'n at Medford last 
Thursday for the second time rthis year to the 
tune of 7 to 2. The game was close up to the 
last of the eiglith, when the score stood 2-2. 
Then the Tufts men found Means and sent in 
five runs in tlieir turn at the bat. Martin 
pitched a steady game, allowing only four 
hits and striking out fourteen men. Bowdoin 
made no hits till the fifth inning, when Man- 
ter got to first on a scratch hit and ended by 
br'nging in a run. In the first of the eighth 
Lawlis got a two-bagger and second on Wil- 
son's single. 

The suuTmary : 

Tufts 

ab bh po a e 

Quakers, 3 4 2 2 

A. Hooper, r S i o 

Priest, c.f 5 2 o o 

Dustin, s 3 I I 2 

Hall, l.f 3 2 

*Knight, 1 2 7 I I 

McKenna. 2 3 o o 2 

W. Hooper, c 3 3 13 i i 

Martin, p <.... 4 i 2 3 o 

Totals 32 10 27 9 2 



Bowdoin 

ab bh po a e 

Wilson, c 4 I 7 I I 

McDade, l.f 40200 

Harris, ss 3 o l 2 i 

Manter, 2 4 i 4 i 

Wandtke, c.f 4 o i i 

Clifford, 1 4 o 10 I o 

Bower, 3 3 o 3 2 i 

Lawlis, r 3 2 o o i 

Means, p 3 o o 2 

Totals 32 4 24 12 6 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Tufts o o 2 o o 5 . — 7 

Bowdoin o o o i o o i — 2 

Runs — Quakers 2, Dustin, Hall, Knight, Martin, 
W. Hooper, Manter. Lawlis. Two-base hits — Qual- 
ters, Lawlis. Three-base hit — A. Hooper. Sacri- 
fice hit — A. Hooper. Stolen bases — Hall 4, Dustin 3. 
McKenna, W. Hooper, Priest, Quakers, Wilson, 
Manter, Clifford. First base on balls — Off Means 
4; off Martin i. Struck out — By Martin 14, by 
Means 5. Passed balls — Hooper 2. Hit by pitched 
ball — Knight, McKenna, W. Hooper. Umpire — 
Henry. 

*A. Hooper ran for Knight in 8th. 



1 BOWDOIN 4, MAINE 3 

Word was received at the college, Wednes- 
day n'ght, that Bowdoin had defeated Maine 
for the second time ithis year by the score of 
4 to 3. No particulars of the game could be 
obtained at tlie time of going to press, 
Wednesday night, except that Hobbs pitched 
the game. Winning this game gives Bowdoin 
another leg on the state championship this 
year. The team plays Colby at Waterv'lle, 
Saturday. 



TENNIS TOURNAMENT WITH MASSACHUSETTS 
AGGIES 

The tennis season will open May 31, wlien 
Manager Morss will take a team of four men 
to Portland to play the Portland Athletic 
Club team at the Country Club courts. Capt. 
Hughes and Martin will be one team, and 
two men for a second team will be picked by 
Capt. Hughes and ex-Capt. Tobey. On the 
day following the match in Portland the same 
four men will have a match with the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College at Brunswick. 

Next Sunday Capt. Hughes and Martin 
will leave for Longwood to participate in the 
New England IntercoUeg"ate Lawn Tennis 
Tournament to be held there Monday, Tues- 
day and Wednesday, May 24, 25 and 26. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

p. B. MORSS, 1910 CD. ROBBINS, 1911 

THOMAS OTIS, 1910 E. W. SKELTON. 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 

J. C. WHITE. 1911 -W. A. FULLER, 1 9 12 



R. D. MORSS, igio 
J. L. CURTIS, igii 



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Vol. XXXIX. 



MAY 21, 1909 



No. 7 



, The college sings this 

Let s Have Some gp^ing are grand things to 
Songs g.gj. jj^g college together, 

and serve to emphasize our need for several 
good, snappy college songs with a little Bow- 
doin jingle in them. We have noted with 
pleasure the efforts of former Orient edi- 
tors .to call the attention of the college to our 
poverty of college songs, and with approba- 
t'on the frantic utterances of our obscure 
contemporary, the Knocker. A whole lot has 
been said, but very little done, and until 
something comes up to start the ball rolling 
the chances are that our book of college songs 
will not grow thicker. 

One New England small college which is 
famous for its college songs, attributes its 
success to class competition. Every year 
each class writes a new song, end in the 
spring the classes s'ng their songs before a 
board of judges which awards a prize to the 
class which in their opinion has sung the best 
song in the most pleasing manner. In this 
way Williams College constantly adds to her 



already large collection of good college 
songs. We call this matter to the attention 
of the Undergraduate Council upon whom 
the responsibility of starting such an idea at 
Bowd'odn devolves. 



.117 J .. n •■■ The past three volumes of 
Writr '^^ 2«« are but slimly 

^ represented in the col- 

lection of Bowdo'n stories made by John 
Clair Minot, '96, under the title, "Under 
Bowdoin Pines," for the reason that the pres- 
ent generation of undergraduates seems to be 
lacking in story writers who deal with col- 
lege life, while alumni contributors along this 
I'ne have become very rare. Let us hope that 
this condition is but a temporary one. The 
field is large and mueh of it remains 
unworked. 

_, , , . , ,. To-morrow the prepara- 
The Interscho astic , , , ^ Zi ■ ^u 

„ tory schools entered in the 

Interscholastic Meet will 
send large delegations of athletes and stu- 
dents to the college and it devolves upon 
those of us who do not attend the big meet at 
Brookline to entertain the men the best way 
poss'ble. The day ought to be, and we trust 
will be, open house to every prep, school man 
who is attending the meet. Sub-Freshmen 
are bound to judge the college in great part 
by the treatment they receive at the hands of 
the students. This is our last opportunity 
this year to entertain prospective college men, 
and we are in duty bound to make it the best 
and most successful of the year. 

TECHNOLOGY AT HOME 

Technology will be "At Home" Friday 
evening from eight to nine-thirty in the Union 
to the athletes and other college men who 
will be :n Bositon for the New England Meet. 
The Institute Committee has arranged to 
have stunts from the Tech Show and num- 
bers by the Musical Clubs and the Tech 
Orchestra by way of stated entertainment. 
The main object of the affair is to have it 
entirely informal, so that the fellows from the 
various colleges can get together and know 
each other. Between 150 and 200 guests are 
expected and this will be a fine opportunity 
to find out the meaning of the term "Tech 
hospitality." Manager Robinson will have 
tickets to distribute at the trials Friday. 



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INTERSCHOLASTIC MEET 

Eight Maine Preparatory Schools to Compete — Hebron 
Academy and Portland High in Close Contest 

To-morrow eight of Maine's largest pre- 
paratory schools will struggle for the cham- 
pionship of the eleventh Bowdoin Interschol- 
astic Track Meet. This year only eight 
schools will be represented where in most for- 
mer meets a dozen (teams have been entered. 
Hebron Academy, Portland High School, 
Yarmouth Academy, Maine Central Insti- 
tute, Lewiston High School, Oldtown High 
School, Biddeford H'gh School and Deering 
High School will be represented in to-mor- 
row's games. 

This year the contest will no doubt be closer 
ithan for a number of years. It is generally 
conceded that either Hebron Academy or 
Portland High School will win, the "dark 
horses" who will take points for other schools 
throwing the meet either- to Portland or 
Hebron. 

Portland is more confident than ever, since 
her rival Hebron, who has won the last four 
meets handily, has only two of last year's 
point winners in line. The rest were all 
graduated lasit June. Furthermore, Portland 
has a large number of last year's team to sup- 
port 'her, and has taken part in one interschol- 
istic meet — that held at Dartmouth last Sat- 
urday when Portland won third place. 

However, the Hebron men will have some- 
thing to show that will do justice to the green 
and grey and the contests will be well worth 
watching. The strength of the other teams 
is hard ito determine, but there will doubt- 
less be some surprises sprung in several 
events. 



A COMMUNICATION ON ATHLETICS 

As an undergraduate interested in athletics 
and in seeing Bowdoin as well represented in 
this line as possible, I have been glad to see 
the efforts of the Orient and the Undergrad- 
uate Council, as spokesmen for a growing 
sentiment among Bowdoin students, to secure 
the recognition of the need for an immediate 
and radical change in our system of support- 



ing athletics. In times past various plans 
for an athletic association with fixed annual 
dues or for a definite athletic assessment to 
be collected on the college term bills have 
been proposed. In a recent issue of the 
Orient a plan was outlined which not only 
is theoretically practicable but also has already 
succeeded in another college of about the size 
of Bowdoin. It seems to me that such a sug- 
gestion, backed by the arguments of the need 
of a change here and of its success at Am- 
herst, is worthy of consideration by the 
proper authorities. 

The argument most often advanced against 
an athletic assessment on the college term 
bills is that athletics here at Bowdoin have 
been self-supporting in the past and should 
be made to continue so in the future. At 
present it is a question whether the athletics 
here can rightly be called so. A number of 
the teams have run behind lately and theii 
managers have beon forced to come around 
for an additional subscription from men who 
have already subscribed once. This is not 
fair and is a condition of things which can- 
not last, and ought to be remedied. If we 
should adopt the proposed scheme, it seems 
altogether probable that two desirable things 
would result, more money and more exact 
supervision of the managers' accounts during 
the season. There can be no doubt that we 
need more sure money for athletics, so that 
we shall not have to depend upon uncertain 
subscriptions. It seems to me, too, that if the 
various managers were obliged, when they 
wanted money, to requisition for it, stating 
what they wanted it for, the result would be 
more economical use of funds. 

The principal thing which I wish to empha- 
size is that the need for a change is a real 
need. I am afraid that the Alumni will look 
upon it as merely something which the 
Orient proposed to fill up space. There is 
an exceedingly strong undergraduate feeling 
on this subject. The students feel that the 
college has outgrown the present system. 
They admit they may be wrong, but they 
wish to have the matter fully considered by 
the Alumni. They may be able to offer help- 
ful suggestions and perhaps a better remedy 
for the situation. We ask those of the 
Faculty who have charge of athletics to 
grant, for the moment, that there may be 
something in the plan, and not to turn it down 
entirely until it has been proved useless. 

1910. 



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CALENDAR 

Friday, May 2ist 
Trials for the N. E. I. Meet at Brookline. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Zeta Psi. 

Saturday, May 22d 
N. E. I. Track Meet at Brookline. 
Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 
N. E. I. Press Association Meeting in Boston. 

Sunday, May 23D 
5.00 P.M. Chapel. President Hyde will speak. 

Monday, May 24TH 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice, 
3.30 P.M. Psi Upsilon vs. Beta Theta Pi. 
Bowdoin Tennis Team plaj'S at Longwood. 

Tuesday, May 25TH 

2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 

2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Kappa Sigma vs. Alpha Delta Phi. 

Bowdoin Tennis Team at Longwood. 

7.00 P.M. Debate in English VII. Question: 
The growth of' large fortunes should be checked 
by a graduated income tax. Affirmative : A. H. 
Cole, Eaton. Negative : Clifford, Guptill. Chair- 
man : Readey. 

Wednesday, May 26th 
2.30-4.30 P.M. Track Practice. 
2.30 P.M. Bowdoin vs. Colby on Whittier Field. 
3.30 P.M. Theta Delta Chi vs. Delta Upsilon. 
Bowdoin Tennis Team at Longwood. 

Thursday, May 27TH 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3.30 P.M. Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Psi Upsilon. 
Track Team leaves for Cambridge. 

Friday, May 28th 

2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

Trials for Eastern Intercollegiate Meet in Cam- 
bridge. 

3.30 P.M. Zeta Psi vs. Beta Theta Pi. 

8.00 P.M. Final debate in the Bowdoin Inter- 
scholastic Debating League between Portland High 
School and Wilton Academy. 

Saturday, May 29TH 
Eastern Intercollegiate Meet in Cambridge. 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 



STANDING OF MAINE COLLEGES 



THE INTERFRATERNITY LEAGUE 

May 13 : Beta Theta Pi defeated Theta Delta Chi, 

1 1-6 ■ 

May 18: Psi Upsilon defeated Theta Delta Chi, 

6-1 
May 19: Beta Theta Pi defeated Kappa Sigma, 

9-7 

Won Lost Per cent. 

Delta Upsilon 3 1000 

Delta Kappa Epsilon... 2 1000 

Beta Theta Pi 3 i 750 

Psi Upsilon 2 2 500 

Zeta Psi i i 500 

Alpha Delta Phi i 3 250 

Theta Delta Chi 1 4 200 

Kappa Sigma o 2 000 



Bowdoin 
Maine , , 
Bates . , . 
Colby .. 



Won 



Lost 



Per cent. 
1000 
500 
500 
000 



THE APRIL QUILL 

It is not an easy task to review the April 
number of tlie Bowdoin Quill, for a faculty 
critic must eitlier hazard some comments upon 
the contribution of a colleague or find some- 
itlling to say about twelve exceedingly unpre- 
tentious pages of prose and verse by under- 
graduates. The small share of the students 
in their own publication is a depress'ng com- 
mentary upon the absence of literary interest 
in the student body. 

The first bit of verse, Hazvail's Isle, is not 
w'thout substantial merit. It is tinged with 
real feeFng; and it suggests, ait least so far as 
it is possible to do so by form and sound, a 
tropical atmosphere. Still, one misses 
touches of local color. Only once, in the last 
stanza, is there evidence of a feeling for color. 
Possibly iit is poetical to write of rice fields 
and sugar plantations as waving gently, but 
hardly tO' describe them "as level as porcelain 
tile." Another short verse from a member of 
the Freshman class is welcome. In "The 
Fisher," a homely injunction to the procras- 
tinating soul is re-enforced by a simple sea- 
side piature. The writer of "The Gift" has 
not seized upon a novel thought, but he has 
phrased a well-worn theme rather prettily. 
The ex'gencies of metre rather than of mean- 
ing seem to justify the terminal "itoo" in the 
third line. "A Response" impresses one as 
a correct piece of versification, without much 
imaginative charm. 

In the prose contribution, "Genius," the 
writer has sought to pa'nt a somewhat im- 
pressionistic word picture. But in spite of a 
lavish use of adjectives and of rhetorical in- 
versions, both the genius and his chefd'oeuvre 
lack substance and reality. Still, we cannot 
resist admiration for this artist who sits before 
his easel all night in the darkness, and then, 
when "the flaming orb of morning rolls back 
the curtain from a sleeping world," "up from 
his chair rises, and free froin all sense of 
labor, stands ito h's task again" — all without 
any breakfast ! Surely this is genius, 
"Dickens on Immortality" is a clearly-worded 
statement of our occidental notion of immor- 



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tality as the persistence in time of personal 
identity. The "Christmas Carol," thinks the 
writer approv'ngly, "implies that the judg- 
ment of the future will be the judgment of 
myself by myself, and not by any one else." 
We wonder if .this will commend itself as 
orthodox to some future examining board. 

The commenits of the editor from his easy 
chair are thoroughly enjoyable reading. The 
classical faculty will doubtless welcome an 
ally from the student body. It is not often 
that the classics are championed from this 
quarter. Perhaps ithe adverse t'de is turning. 
In conclusion, the reviewer would suggest 
mildly that the proof-reading of the Oii.':ll 
leaves something to be desired. 
A. J. 

College Botes 

J. E. Hicks, '95, paid Bowdoin a visit, Monday. 

Frank Wright, '08, was on the campus last week. 

J. B. Roberts, '95, was on the campus, Tuesday. 

Dr. Cram gave an hour examination in Mineral- 
ogy, Wednesday. 

Negotiations are being made for new Hymnals 
for the college chapel. 

The Finance Committee of the Overseers and 
Boards met at the college last Friday. 

Professor Sills attended the State Convention of 
Episcopalians held in Portland, Wednesday. 

Prof. Woodruff supplied the pulpit of the Con- 
gregational Church at Hallowell last Sunday. 

Philip W. Meserve, '11, is in Portland for a few 
days. 

In the first round of the tennis tournament, Brew- 
ster defeated McCormick, 6-4, 6-4. 

The following men are out for assistant tennis 
manager : Foote, Foss, Fuller, Gray and Riggs. 

Those who have trials on Friday will leave 
Thursday and the rest of the team, Friday. 

Prof. Chapman attended the meeting of the 
Maine Congregational Conference at Westbrook, 
Tuesday. 

The Freshman prize contest for the best metri- 
cal translation of one of Horace's odes closed 
Thursday. 

Mrs. Atherton, Assistant Registrar, will leave 
soon for an extended trip to the Pacific coast. Mrs. 
Alice Little has already taken her place in the 
office. 

Brewster, '09, and Woodward, 'lO, started Tues- 
day morning, to walk to Boston to see the New 
England Meet. They planned to be about three 
or four days on the road. 

Dr. Burnett has decided not to accept the call 
which he received from Amherst. Had Dr. Bur- 
nett gone to Amherst he would have been head of 
the Department of Psychology. 



The subject of the debate on June first has been 
changed to read as follows: Resolved, That a grad- 
uated Federal income ta.x in just in principle." 

A committee of the faculty are now considering 
the method of awarding the new prize for public 
speaking which has been established by a fund of 
one thousand dollars just received. 

The annual meeting of the Bowdoin Debating 
Council for the reports of officers and election of 
officers for the ensuing year will take place on the 
evenmg of June first at 7 o'clock. 

Brown, '09, and Peters, '10, who have been attend- 
ing the Psi Upsilon Convention in Chicago this 
week will stop over over in Boston on their way 
home, to see the New England Meet. 

Among the Bowdoin Alumni who saw Bowdoin 
wni the track championship at Orono last Satur- 
day were: Phil Kimball, '07; Frankie Bass, '07; 
W. W. Bolster, '06, and Charles T. Hawes, '76. 

The magazine section of the Leiuistoii Saturday 
Journal to-morrow will contain an account of the 
trip of some Bowdoin men to the top of Streaked 
Mountain in Oxford County, one Sunday recently. 

At the meeting of the New England Intercolle- 
giate Press Association held in Boston this fore- 
noon and evening, the Orient is represented by R. 
D. Morss, '10, W. E. Robinson, '10, T. Otis, '10 and 
J. C. White, 'II. 

The Orient last week stated erroneously that 
Prof. Foster bad an article in the May number of 
Reviczv of Reviczvs. Prof. Foster's article entitled 
The American College on Trial appeared in the 
May number of the School Revieiv. 

Prof. William A. Moody delivered a paper on 
"The Use of Fallacies in Teaching Algebra" at 
the meeting of the Mathematics and Science 
Department of the Maine Association of College 
and Preparatory Schools . in Waterville last Satur- 
daj' afternoon. 

Those interested in fencing had an opportunity 
to see Monsieur Pierre Pianelli, ex-Adjutant Fenc- 
ing Master in the French Cavalry, Maitre d'Armes 
and Harvard's coach, at tlie gymnasium Tuesday 
afternoon. M. Pianelli gave an exhibition with Mr. 
White of Augusta, Bovvdoin's coach. 

The Bowdoin Debating Council has received a 
challenge from Clark College for a debate next 
year. After due consideration the Council decided 
that in view of the one year agreement with Wes- 
leyan, Bowdoin would be unable to accept the chal- 
lenge. 

Of the $241 needed to send the football associa- 
tion upon its way rejoicing, $125 has been collected 
by Manager Otis. Manager Otis will be away next 
week and wishes everybody to pay their one dollar 
subscription before that time. One hundred and 
sixteen more dollars have to be subscribed before 
the football schedule can be approved. 

The following is the provisional list of the men 
to represent Bowdoin at the New England Meet 
on Friday and Saturday, as given out by Coach 
Morrill on Wednesday afternoon : Atwood, Burton, 
Pennell, Simmons, Colbath, Slocum, Edwards, 
Deming, Warren, Newman, Crosby, Morss, J. Clif- 
ford, H. Robinson, McFarland, Hastings, Bur- 
linganie, F. A. Smith, McKenney. 



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Hlumnt 2)epartment 



'60. — Augustine Jones, Esq., read a paper 
on Governor Thomas Dudley at the May 
meeting of the New England Historic Gen- 
ealogical Society. 

'62. — Rev. Dr. Edward N. Packard gave an 
able address on the history of Religious L'b- 
erty in Connecticut on the occasion of the two- 
hundredth anniversary of the formation of the 
Fairfield Consociation, at Bridgeport, Conn. 

'yy. — The school committee of Northbridge, 
Mass., begin their seventy-second annual 
report with these words : "For twenty-five 
years we have been fortunate in retaining the 
services of Mr. S. A. Melcher as principal of 
our High School, and for twenty-one years he 
has been our Super'ntendent of Schools. 
With constant and enthusiastic devotion to his 
profession, he has strenuously and success- 
fully labored to improve our schools that they 
may equal in rank the best in the State." 

'81. — Mrs. Margaret W., wife of Henry S. 
Payson, Esq., died at Portland May 11, 1909, 
after a brief illness. 

'81.— H. B. Wilson, Esq., of Redlands, Cal., 
is now county assessor of San Bernard'no 
County. 

'92. — Recent issues of the Boston Medical 
and Surgical Journal contain professional 
articles by Dr. Ernest B. Young, who is now 
'nstructor is gynecology in the Harvard Med- 
ical School and first assistant visiting physi- 
cian for diseases of women at the Boston City 
Hospital. 

'98. — Wendell P. McKown, Esq., has 
recently removed his law offices to Suite 450- 
451, No. 50 Church Street, New York City. 

'01. — George L. Lewis has been re-elected 
librarian of the Westfield Athenaeum at an 
increased salary and the Trustees have voted 
him an additional assistant. 

'08. — Sturgis E. Leavitt is teaching at the 
Jackson Military Academy at Jackson, Mo. 

'08. — Murray C. Donnell is completing h's 
first }'ear of law study at the University of 
Michigan. 

'03. — Mr. S. C. W. Simpson, formerly with 
D. C. Heath & 'Co., now has charge of the 
high school and college publications of Benj. 
H. Sanborn & Co. for the New Englaml 
States. 



IN MEMORIAM 

By the death of Hiland Lockwood Fair- 
banks the Class of 1895 has lost one of its 
most active members. Mr. Fairbanks was 
born at Farmington, Maine, on September 21, 
1871, but his family soon removed to Bangor. 
Pie was prepared for college in the schools of 
that city and at Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. 
H. At Bowdoin Hile Fairbanks was one of 
the most prominent men in college, espec'ally 
in athletics. He played two years upon the 
eleven, four years upon the nine, was captain 
of the former in his Junior year, and of the 
latter in 'his Senior year. He also had the 
honor of being picked as the quarterback for 
the All-America Eleven of 1893. After 
graduation he spent some time in the South 
and then entered the Harvard Law School, 
where he rece'ved the degree of LL.B. in 
1900. He then practiced his profession at 
Bangor and also assisted his father in the 
insurance business. For fully two years 
before h's death, he had been a sufferer from 
tuberculosis, but this was not generally khown 
to his friends until the fall of 1908, when he 
went to the Moosehead Lake region for his 
health. Early in January he entered the san- 
itarium at Plebron where he failed fast. 
Returning to his home he passed away quietly 
in 'his sleep on the morning of February 15th. 
He left a wife, formerly Miss Mary Seavey, 
and three children, two girls and a boy. 

Mr. Fairbanks had a generous, loyal nature, 
and an unusual capacity for making friends. 
Fie was frank and brave and ready to give 
help to those who needed it. He was deeply 
attached to Bowdoin and a constant attendant 
upon Commencement reun"ons. In 1908 he 
was back but a few hours and before many 
had arrived. Legal business compelled him 
to leave and he comforted himself with the 
thought that he had at least attended the 
gathering, thoug'h for so short a time. He 
made the arrangements for the tenth reunion 
of the class and its success was largely due 
to his efforts. At our fifteenth reunion, so 
near at hand, and perhaps at others until the 
loss of members by death shall have become a 
familiar thing, the gathering without Fair- 
banks w'll seem incomplete ; we shall fail to 
realize that one so full of life and strength is 
gone forever, and will turn to each other with 
the question, "Where is Hile?" 
Louis C. Hatch, 

Secretary of jSp^. 



BOWDOlN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 28, 1909 



NO. 8 



BOWDOIN TAKES FOURTH AT THE N. E. I. A. A. 
MEET 

Cold Weather Badiy Hampers Contestants — Colbath 
Wins Place in Both Mile and Two=Mile Runs 

Altho picked b)' many, and expected by the 
student body ito take second p'ace at the 
Brcokline Meet, Bowdoin was obliged to 
accept fourth place. However, there is no 
dissatisfaction expressed over the perform- 
ances of the Bowdoin team for all who saw 
the mee't realized that every man who wore 
the wh'te of Bowdoin spent all there was in 
him to win. Dartmouth won the meet with 
32I/. points being p? shed to the limit by 
Tech, who look 27. Williams followed next 
with 24 and then Bowdoin with 20 V^. The 
Cither teams finished in the following order : 
Amherst 17, Brown 13, Wesleyan 9, Maine 
6, Tufts 3 and Vermont 2. Trinity and Holy 
Cross failed to score. 

The worst upset of the afternoon was in 
the two-mile in which Slccum, picked to win, 
fai ed to place. Slocum ran a game race but 
the cold, raw wind and driving ra'n were too 
much for him. Light men stood no- show in 
a contest held under such conditions as can 
be seen by a perusal of the finals in the sev- 
eral events. They were all won by strong 
heavy men whose constitutions were not so 
affected by the weather. 

Three firsts went to Bowdoin. Colbath 
took the mile in handsome style, Edwards 
forced the versatile Johnny Mayhew of 
Brown to take second to him in the low hur- 
dles, while Warren, the Ightest man 
entered in the hammer throw, won out from 
a large field. 

Newman outdid himself in the shot-put, 
although he only tied for third pace. His 
best put was iii/o inches, better than his best 
performance at the Maine meet a week pre- 
vious. 

Captain Atwood, although failing to qual- 
ify in the sprints, nevertheless took third in 
the broad jump. The feature of the after- 
noon was the performance of Jess Flawley of 
Dartmouth. When Sherman was retired 
with a strained tendon, Hawley responded by 



taking 15 points — the number Sherman was 
picked to win. Another act which although 
triv al showed true sportsmanship, .was exhib- 
ited by Kooyumjian of Amherst. It was in 
the finals of the discus throw. Hawley's dis- 
cus was dropped in the mud just before his 
final throw. Kcoyumjian, his Amherst rival 
•,\ho then led him, picked it up, carefully 
wiped 't on his bath rdbe, and handed it to 
Hawley who won the event in his last try. 

Captain Gilbert Horrax of Wiliams, did 
splendid work taking ithe second largest num- 
ber of points — 14. Mayhew was Brown's 
largest point winner, taking second in both 
hurdles and fourih in the broad jumps, a total 
of seven. 

The most wonderful exhibition of stamina 
and speed was that shown by Bowdoin's chief 
point winner. H. T. Colbath. He. ran away 
from the field in the last lap of the mi^e, fin- 
ishing in 4 min. 35 4-5 sec. remarkable run- 
ning cons dering the condit.on of the track. 
The twc-mile found him in line again and in 
third position at the finish. When we con- 
sider the relative merits of their respective 
events it can be easily seen that Colbath's 
work was more remarkable than that of Haw- 
ley and Horrax, the on y men who won more 
points. 

SUMMARY OF EVENTS 
The summar}' : 

100-Yard Dash — Won by Hawley, Dartmouth; 
Robson Wesleyan, second ; Kelley, Williams, third : 
Pinkett, Amherst, fourth. Time — 10 2-53. 

One Mile Run — Won by Colbath. Bowdoin ; 
Watkins, Technology, second ; Merrihew, Ver- 
mont, third. Wells, Brown, fourth. Time — 4m. 
35 4-5S. 

120- Yard Hurdles — Won by Horrax, Williams ; 
Mayhew, Brown, second ; Marble, Brown, third ; 
Smith, Maine, fourth. Time — 16 1-5S. 

440-Yard Dash — Won by Bacon, Wesleyan ; 
Schwartz, Tufts second ; Salisbury, Technology, 
third ; Littlefield, Maine, fourth. Time — 53s. 

8So-Yard Run — Won by White, Technology; For- 
tier, Maine, second ; Baxter, Dartmouth, third ; 
Lester, Wiliams, fourth. Time — 2m. 2 3-55. 

220- Yard Flurdles — Won by Edwards, Bowdoin ; 
Mayhew, Brown, second; Stevens, Williams, third; 
Knight, Maine fourth. Time — 27s. 

Two-Mile Run — Won by Howland, Technology; 
Greene, Brown, second ; Colbath, Bowdoin, third ; 
Watkins, Technology, fourth. Time — lom. 2 i-Ss. 



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220- Yard Dash — ^Won by Hawley, Dartmouth ; 
Kelley, WilKams, .second ; Alexander, WilUams. 
third; Seligman, Technology, fourth. Time — 23 
3-Ss. 

i6-lb. Shot Put — Won by Kilbourn, Amherst (40 
ft. lYi in.).Kooyumjian, Amherst, second (.40 ft. 
I^ in). Newman, Bowdoin, and Chamberlain 
Tech. tied for fourth place, 38 ft. 2^ in. 

l6-lb. Hammer Throw — Won by Warren, Bow- 
doin (129 ft. 2}/^ in.) ; Smith, Amherst, second (126 
ft.); Metcalf, Technology, third (121 ft. Ilj4 i"-) ; 
Lewis, Dartmouth, fourth (113 ft. 2 in.). 

Discus Throw — Won by Hawley, Dartmouth (119 
ft. 2 in.); Kooyumjian, Amherst, second (113 ft. 
jYz in.); Kilbourn. Amherst, third (106 ft. 10 in.); 
Hanna, Wesleyan, fourth (102 ft. I^ in.). 

High Jump — W. Palmer, Dartmouth, and Horrax, 
Williams, tied for first (5 ft. 9^ in.) ; Dalrymple 
and Allen, Technology, tied for third (.5 ft. SJ4 in.). 
Palmer won medal on toss-up. 

Broad Jump — Won by Sherman, Dartmouth (21 
ft. 2flA ill-) ; Horrax, Williams, second (21 ft. 2 in.) ; 
Atwood. Bowdoin, third (20 ft. II in.); Mayhew, 
Brown, fourth (20 ft. TY in.) 

Pole Vault— Won by Holdman, Dartmouth (11 ft. 
6 in.) ; Allen, Technology, second (11 ft. 3 in.) ; 
Horrax, Williams, third (11 ft.) ; Salisbury. Tech- 
nology, and Jenks, Dartmouth, tied for fourth (10 
ft. 6 in.). 

Events 

Events. D. B. A. M.I.T. W.Ws.Bo. Vt.Me.T. 

Mile Run 1 3 5 2 

Quarter 2 5 13 

100-Yard 5 1 2 3 

120 Hurdles 5 5 1 

Shot S 11/2 ly^ 

Half -Mile 2 5 1 3 

Two-mile 3 6 2 

H. Jump 4 3 4 

220 Hurdles 3 2 5 1 

220 Dash 5 5 

Hammer 1 3 2 5 

Discus , 5 5 1 

B. Jump 5 1 3 2 

Pole Vault 51/2 31/2 2 

Totals for 1909. .321/2 13 17 27 24 9 201/2 2 C 3 



HEBRON WINS INTERSCHOLASTIC 

Forty=Six Points Take First Place — Portland High 

Second with 39— Might of P. H. S. Breaks Shot 

Record in Shot Put 

In the Interscholastic Track Meet on Whittier 
Field last Saturday, Hebron pulled out ahead with 
46 points to her credit. Portland High kept the 
lead during the first half of the meet but lost in the 
field events and finished second with 39 points. 
Deering High with 10 was third and Bangor High 
with 6 was fourth. 

The day was cold and a strong wind blew down 
the track directly against the runners. Considering 
this handicap the time of the competitors was very 
good. Several performances came close to the 
records and one record, that of the shot-put was 
broken, Hight of Portland High making 38 ft. 8 in. 
which is six inches better than the mark made by 
A. C. Denning of Kent's Hill in 1900. O'Connell of 
Yarmouth Academy won the mile easily, three sec- 
onds behind the record and could undoubtedly have 



lowered it if pushed. In the 440 Russell of Portland 
ran close to the record even against the wind. 

A large crowd from the various schools was 
present and enlivened affairs by cheering and sing- 
ing. Portland and Hebron were especially well 
represented with a large number of boys and girls, 
girls. 

THE SUMMARY 
100- Yard Dash 
Final Heat — Won by Holding of Lewiston, 
Trowell of Bangor second, Washburn of Hebron 
third. Time — 10 4-5S. 

220- Yard Dash 
Final Heat — Won by Washburn of Hebron, Mur- 
phy of Portland second, Walker of Biddeford third. 
Time— 24 4-53. 

440- Yard Dash 
Final Heat — Won by Russell of Portland, Soule 
of Hebron second, Tukey of Portland third. Time 
—55 2-ss. 

Half-Mile Run 

Won by Tukey of Portland, Rice of Bangor sec- 
ond, Bartlett of Hebron third. Time — 2m. 7 4-5S. 

One-Mile Run 

Won by O'Connell of Yarmouth Academy, Milli- 
ken of Deering second. Day of Portland third. 
Time — 4m. 52s. 

High Hurdles 

Final Heat — Won by Woodman of Portland, 
Chadbourne of Portland second, Mikelsky of 
Hebron third. Time — 17 i-ss. 

Low Hurdles 
Final Heat — Won by L. Brown of Hebron, 
Sharpe of Hebron second, Lawrence of Hebron 
third. Time — 29s. 

Pole Vault 
Won by Sawyer of Deering, Conneen of Portland 
second, Curtis of Hebron third. Height, 9 ft. 6 in. 

Shot-Put. 
Won by Hight of Portland, distance 38 ft. 8 in.; 
Welch of Hebron second, distance 33 ft. Sj^in. ; 
Parsons of Hebron third, distance 32 ft. SJ4 in. 

Discus Throw 
Won by Stobie'of Hebron, distance 95 ft.; Pat- 
ten of Hebron second, distance 92 ft. 9J^ in. ; Bryce 
of Hebron third, distance 8g ft. 6^ in. 

Hammer Throw 
Won by Welch of Hebron, distance 103 ft. 2 in. ; 
Walker of Hebron second, distance 95 ft. 9>4 in.; 
Thurston of Hebron third, distance 94 ft. i in. 

Broad Jump 
Won by Winslow of Westbrook Seminary, dis- 
tance 19 "ft. sV-x in; Hight of Portland second, dis- 
tance 19 ft. v-Vs, in. ; C. Brown of Hebron tliird, 
distance 18 ft. 6^ in. 

High Jump 
Won by Chadbourne of Portland, Houghton of 
Deering and L. Brown of Hebron tied for second 
and third. Height, S ft. 3 in. • 



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BOWDOIN 4, MAINE 3 

Junior Week Game Proves Disastrous for Maine 

As the opening event of Junior Week at 
Maine and with an unusiually large crowd in 
attendance, ihe game of last Wednesday at 
Orono added another victory to Bowdoin's 
credit with a score of 4 to 3. The game was 
interesting and full of excitement aL the way 
through. McHale of M^aine pitched a fine 
game, al'owing but five hits" and strik- 
ing out five men, but his support was 
not especially good and bad errors were 
made which let in Bowdoin men. Hobbs 
p'tched a good game but was not very steady 
and was hit harder than his opponent. As 
usual the Bowdoin infield played a star game 
and held Maine's runners down. At the bat 
Maine excelled and Cobb's home run in the 
second was the feature of the game. Bow- 
doin's scores were made in the third and fifth 
by a combination of hits and of bad errors on 
the part of the Maine men. In the ninth 
Ma'ne came near tying the score but died at 
third. The summary : 

Bowdoin. 

ab r eh po a e 

Wilson, c 3 I 3 3 o 

McDade, If 5 i o i i i 

Harris, ss 5 o 2 i 4 

Manter, 2b 4 o i i 3 i 

Wandtke, cf 4 o o 3 o 

Clifford, lb 3 13 I 2 

Bower, 3b 3 i 2 i 

Lawlis, rf 4 o i 2 o 

Hobbs, p 4 I I I 5 

35 4 5 27 18 4 
Maine 

ab r bh po a e 

Smith, c 3 I I 5 I I 

Mayo, lb 3 o 12 i 

Pond, If 4 I 2 2 o o 

McHale, p 3 o 2 3 

Scales, rf 3 o o i o 

Fulton, cf 4 3 o 

Cobb, 3b 4 I 2 I 6 o 

Higgins, ss 3 o i i i 4 

Parsons, 2b i o i o 

Coombs, 2b, ss 3 I I 

Richardson* i o 

32 3 8 27 12 6 
*Batted for Coombs in ninth. 
By innings 

Bowdoin 2 o 2 o o o — 4 

Maine i i o o o i 0^3 



I-Iome run— Cobb. Two base hits— Cobb and 
McHale. Bases on balls— by Hobbs 3, by McHale, 
2 Struck out— by Hobbs, by McHale 5. Double 
play— Wilson to Clifford to Bower. Passed ball- 
Smith. Hit by pitcher— Bower. Stolen bases- 
Harris, Clifford. Sacrifice hits— Wilson Mayo Mc- 
Hale, Scales. Time— 1.55. Umpire— O'Brien 



BOWDOIN 6, COLBY 7 

First Defeat of Season in Maine Series 

In the fourth inning of Saturday's game 
with Colby, Bowdoin went to pieces and let in 
six runs on a base on balls, two hit batsmen 
and four hits. Ne'ther Means nor Hobbs 
coMld hol'd fhe Co'by men that inning, 
although they were fairly effective the rest of 
the time. The game was .loosely played as a 
whole and did not reflect much credit on either 
team. Bowdoin's best work was in the first 
and n'nth. In the latter inning the white 
would have won but for the good fielding of 
Lander and Val. The score: 

Colby. 

T , BH PO A E 

Lander, ss 2 4 i 

Ca'"y; c 2 4 o 

Vail., rf... 2 4 o 

Niittmg, lb 0700 

^li'iw, cf I I J 

Michaud, If j o o i 

Sturlcvant, 2b 01-50 

Tibbitts, 3b '.■.'.■. I 3 "i 3 

Totals 12 27 7 5 

Bowdoin. 

BH PO A E 

Wilson, c 2 9 2 o 

McDade, If 2000 

Harris, ss I 5 2 

Manter, 2b o o 3 i 

Wandtke, cf 

Clifford, lb o 11 2 

Bower, 3b 2 i 2 

Lawlis, rf : 2 

Means, p i o o 

Hobbs, p o I o 

Totals 7 24 13 5 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Colby o o 6 o I — 7 

Bowdoin 2 o i I o 2 — 6 

Runs made — by Lander, Cary 2, Nutting, Shaw, 
Michaud, Sturtevant, Wilson, Harris, Manter, 
Bower, Lawlis, Means. Two-base hit — Bower. 
Three-base hits — Cary, Wilson. Base on balls — off 
Good, off Means 2. Struck out — by Good 4, by 
Means 4, by Hobbs 3. Hit by pitched ball — Means. 
Passed ball — Cary. Wild pitch — Good. Umpire — 
Flavin. Time — ih. S5m. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BY THE 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



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P. B. MORSS. 1910 
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J. C. WHITE. 1911 

R. D. MORSS, igio 
J. L. CURTIS, igii 



C. D. ROBBINS. 1911 
E. W. SKELTON. 1911 
W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 
W. A. FULLER, 1912 

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Caspar Whitney, editor of 
Organized Cheering the Outing, writes in the 

current number of that 
magazine, criticising the practice of organized 
cheering in college games, as follows : 

"College athlet'c -games unaccompanied by 
a grandstand and several bleachers full of 
cheering students would lose much of their 
picturesquehess. The sight of young gentle- 
men with their coats and halts off and their 
ariiis jerking back and forth in an efTort to 
elicit a united cheer from the undergraduate 
spectators has become so common that it 
seems indispensable in college life. What a 
noise rends the sky when in answer to the 
cheer leader's appeal 'the eager collegians give 
voice to their feelings ! The college boys have 
shown real genius in the science of organiz- 
ing the cheering. Work'ng together, cheer 
leader No. i plunges his contingent into the 
first part of the locomotive yell ; then cheer 
leader No. 2 brings to bear his cheering artil- 



lery to deliver tlie second installment of the 
long yell. The students are out to show the 
team that it has their 'hearty support, and 
what more natural than that 'the young Amer- 
icans should follow the example of their elders 
and organize upon an efficient basis? 

"But very properly, we believe, doubts are 
being entertained in some college circles as to 
whether or not his method of cheering is just 
fair to the other team. It is urged that, while' 
spontaneous college cheering should be 
encouraged, yet to organize cheering", to 
appoint cheer leaders, to so manage the 
noise-mak'ng students as a unit that cheers 
will tend to disconcert the visiting players, is 
unfair. We are inclined 'to th'nk that this 
is so. The visaing team enters upon the 
grounds of the other college and every chance 
should be given them to measure themselves 
fairly against the home team. 

"It 'has been a pleasure to note in recent 
years a growth of intercollegiate good feel- 
ing; we believe that organ'zed cheering is one 
of the relics of a regime that is past. To be 
sure, most coLeges still practice the habit, and 
they take a good deal of pride in their ability 
to 'get together' in a complicated and sky- 
splitting cheer. We fear that sometimes this 
ttnited cheering has been directed with the 
unworthy desire of 'getting the goat' of the 
visitors. Surely this is not 'the good feeling 
that should be shown to the outside world b}' 
the democracy of learning. 

"From the view-point of this magazine, 
when one college team goes to play upon the 
grounds of another college, it should be given 
a square deal in every way. It is enough that 
'the players be asked to fight the battle aga'nst 
the skill of the other players alone ; to be 
asked to pit themselves against the organized 
noises from the benches as well, is surel}^ not 
the highest ideal of intercollegiate rivalry. 

"Let there be cheering, of course, of the 
hearty, spontaneous sort. The home players 
w'll never be in doubt that their non-athletic 
brethren are back of them heart and soul ; 
but let the other fellows win if they can, 
fairly, and not feel that they are in the enemy's 
country. 

"We look to see this question thoroughly 
discussed by responsible managers of college 
athletics." 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 6i 

I BOWDOIN S, COLBY 8 PSI UPSILON CONVENTION 

Game Won in Tenth— Shaw of Colby Gets Two The 76th Ccnvent'on of the Psi Upsilon 

Home Runs Fraternity was held May 12, 13 and 14 with 

A bunch of hits in the tenih gave Colby her ''^'=. Orneg^ Chapter at the University of 

second victory over Bowdoin this year on Ch cago. The convention opened on Wednes- 

Whittier F'eld, Wednesday. The playing, day evening, May 12, with a dinner for the 

though exciting, was loose and both pitchers delegates at the new chapter house of the 

were hit freely. Things began moving in the Omega. There were about three hundred in 

first inning when Colby started in by getting attendance at this dinner which included the 

three runs only to be tied by Bawdom n the chapter and some alumni. On Thursday two 

second part. From there on through the business meetings were held, followed by a 

nmth, the playing was full of ups and downs. reception at 4.30 p.m. In the evening a 

Neither team took a decisive lead and the smoker was held at the Engineer's Club and 

score was tied at 5-5. Then came Colby's was much enjoyed by all present On Friday 

mnmg, which left her three runs m the lead morn'ng another and fina' business meetino- 

when the dust had settled. In her half Bow- ^as hefd, ending with the Convention picture 

■ dom failed to get a score and Colby had won. at the chapter house. This was followed bv 

In the field Harris and Manter showed up luncheon at the South Shore Country Club 

we 1 for Bowdo n while Good and Shaw did in die evening the Convention Banquet was 

good work for Colby. Shaw was the star held at the University Club and the Conven- 

man of the game at the stick, making two tiQ,-, ^yj^g ended 

pretty hits over the fence which were good for There were 'about three hundred delegates 

home runs. Good also batted well for Colby f,-om the chapters over the whole country in 

and Wilson and Wandtke -hit best for Bow- attendance. The Kappa Chapter of Bowdoin 

dom. In die box Good, although hit for more ^as represented by Philip H Brown '09 and 

bases than Hobbs, was the steadier man and Clinton N. Peters, '10. There were also a 

showed up better m tight places. number of Kappa alumni present who are 

Ihe summary: residents of Chicago and vicinity. 

Bowdoin -^ 

ab r eh po a e 

Wilson, c 5 2 3 5 2 

McDade, If 5 i i o o THE ALEXANDER PRIZE SPEAKERS 

Harris, ss 4 4 3 t^, . , 

Manter. 2b 5 i i 3 3 ^ "^ committee to choose the contestants 

Clifford. lb 5 o o 17 o for the Alexander Prize, Prof. Mitchell, 

Wandtke, cf 4 i 3 i o o Mr. Bridgham, and Mr. Stone, have selected 

LawlTs: cf.' ;.■.•:;.•.•.■:;.■: 4 o I I I I the following men to compete in the contest 

Hobbs,'. p 400054 on JMonday even'ng of Commencement week: 

Brooks* I o o o o Adams, '12, Clififord, '10, A. Cole, '11, G. 

'— — — — — — Cole, '10, Dreear, '11, Gillin, '12, E. B. Smith, 

^Batted for Lawlis in'the ith. '° '' ' ' 1 1, Stephens, ;io and Stone 'lo. The alter- 

nates are ist Fu ler, 12; 2d, Loring Pratt, 

^°T n „ „ '12: and 3d, Colbath, '10. 

AB R EH PO A K „, a i 1 t-> • f ^ 

Lander, ss S o o 3 2 2 -^'"^ Alexander Prize of $20.00 for first 

Stnrtevant. c s i' i 5 2 and $io.00 for second place, is given by Con- 

Good, p S 2 2 I 6 2 gressman DeAlva Alexander of the Class of 

siiaw,'cf" '.".'.■.'.'.■. '.'.',■.'. 533200 1870 to members of the three lower classes. 

Nutting, lb 5 I I 13 

Midland, If 5 i i o 

Tibbebts, 3'b 4 i 4 i FIVE MEN TAKEN TO THE EASTERN MEET 

Blake, 2b 3 o i i 2 o 

— — — — — — Eighteen Leading Institutions of the East to be 

42 8 10 30 16 6 Represented 

SCORE BY INNINGS „,, , ,^ r- , \ , i ^ , 

J234C678Q10 Ihursday afternoon Capt. Atwood, Coach 

Colby 3 I o I o o 3—8 -Morrill, Edwards, Colbath, Slocum, Warren, 

Bowdoin 3 o o i o i o o — 5 and ]\Ianager Robinson left for Cambridge to 



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represent . Bowdoin for the first time in an 
Eastern Intercollegiate track meet. Bowdoin 
does not expect to win the meet ; on the con- 
trary she wi 1 think herself fortunate if she 
scores as many £s five points, The reason for 
this will be evident when the following I'st of 
colleges which will take part in the contest is 
read : Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Michigan, 
Pennsylvan'a, Yale, Amherst, Williams, Bow- 
doin, Brown, Fordham, New York Univer- 
sity, Stevens Institute, Syracuse, M. I. T., 
Dartmouth, Swathmore, and Johns Hopkins. 



CoUeoe flotes 



Final Debate in Interscholastic League at Hubbard 
Hall To=Night 

Chapin, 'ii, has returned to college. 

Casco Castle will open Saturday for the season. 

McGlone, 'lo, has been singing at the Pastime this 
week. 

Dodge, 'l2, has been confined to his room with 
la grippe. 

Slocum, 'lo, is spending this week at his home 
in New York. 

Maine defeated Bates in a i6-inning game last 
Saturday, 3 to 2. 

Oakes, '12, has been quarantined in 14 Maine Hall 
with mumps the past week. 

Prof. Foster attended the New England Meet at 
Boston, Friday and Saturday. 

Roy C. Haines of Ellsworth, was a visitor at the 
college the last of the week. 

The dramatic club played "The Regiment of Two" 
at Richmond, Thursday evening. 

L. Davis. '11, who is principal of Richmond High 
School, was on the campus, Sunday. 

Memorial Day comes Sunday this year, and the 
college will suspend exercises upon Monday. 

The college band gave the second open air con- 
cert under the Thorndike Oak Tuesday evening at 
6.30. 

The Massachusetts Club will take dinner at the 
Inn to-morrow night. It will be the last meeting 
of the year. 

Oxnard, '11, has been recently elected president of 
the Epworth League of the Methodist Church of 
Brunswick. 

Dr. Copeland and Dr. Cram are to go abroad this 
summer. They will sail from Boston to Liverpool 
soon after exams. 

P. B. Morss, '10, is acting as Manager of the 
Orient during the absence of R. D. Morss at Long- 
wood with the tennis team. 



E. R. Bridge, '09, has gone to Boston this week 
on business connected with his summer employ- 
ment. 

Last week a circle of the Red Cross was organ- 
ized in Brunswick of which Prof. Sills was chosen 
president. 

Assistant Manager Berry is working this week 
clearing up the football liabilities during the absence 
of Manager Otis. 

Hansen, '10, and Ludwig, '10, have returned 
from Aroostook where they have ben spending a 
week at hard labor on a potato farm. 

Dr. Burnett attended a meeting of the Associa- 
tion of College Officers, at New Haven, Conn., from 
Monday until Wednesday of this week. 

Rich, '09, acted as usher at the wedding of the 
Misses Sterling in Portland, Tuesday. Neil W. Cox, 
'08, was best man to one of the bridegrooms. 

Ex-Manager Tefft took the baseball team to 
Waterville last Saturday in the abesnce of Manager 
Webster, who attended the New England Meet. 

Dr. Copeland took the class in Zoology to Mere 
Point, Thursday, to study marine fauna. The class 
left the Science building at 9 o'clock and were gone 
all day. 

Pierce, 'il, passed his examinations to Annapolis 
and will take a physical examination in June. If he 
is successful he will be admitted to the naval acad- 
emy as a midshipman. 

In the Interscholastic Meet last Saturday, Hight 
of Portland High School broke the shot-put 
record made by "Cy" Denning, '04, when a prep 
school man at Kents Hill. 

Archer P. Cram, '99, has recently become man- 
aging clerk of the firm of Hyde & Leonard in New 
York. L. B. Leavitt, '99, has retired to his farm in 
Wilton to recover his health. 

Tickets for Seniors' last chapel will be given away 
at Senior marching next Wednesday. Three tickets 
will be given to each man at that time. If you are 
not there you will have to whistle for your tickets. 

Owing to the inability of Manager Otis to attend 
the annual meeting of the American Intercollegiate 
Fooball Rules Committee at the Murray Hill Hotel, 
New York, on May 29th, Bowdoin will be repre- 
sented by Walter D. Lee, '08. 

Probably the largest delegation of Bowdoin men 
that ever gathered in Boston at one time went from 
here last week to attend the Inercollegiate Meet. 
Many fellows went on the boat from Bath Thurs- 
day night, and others followed by train and boat 
Friday and Saturda^. 

W. B. Webb, '04, has been elected treasurer of an 
Interfraternity Club in the Philippine Islands. The 
Club is made up of college men from all over the 
United States. Mr. Webb is in the employ of the 
International Banking Co., and is a member of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Of 453 American colleges the following are the 
first twelve with regard to age : Harvard 1636, 
William and Mary 1693, Yale 1701, University of 
Pemisylvania 1740, Princeton 1746, Washington and 
Lee 1749, Columbia 1754, Brown 1764, Rutgers 1766, 
Dartmouth 1769, Washington College 1782, Dickin- 
son College 1783. 



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Mr. Ellery Berry of the Springfield Training 
School spoke in chapel last Thursday morning, and 
also 'before a Christian Association meeting, Thurs- 
day noon. Mr. Berry who is coach of the Training 
School fencing team, had several bouts with Bridge, 
Stephens and Morss Thursday afternoon. At the 
meeting of the Christian Association in the evening 
Harry A. Smith, trick pianist, gave a pleasing exhi- 
bition. 

In the first round of the singles in the tennis 
tournament Ross, 'lo, defeated Haines, 'og, 5-7, 
7-5 7-5; Hawes, '10 defeated R. F. White, '12, 6-3, 
6-2; Black, '11, defeated Chapman, '10, 6-3, 6-2. 
Partridge defeated Timberlake 6-1, 6-3. In the 
first round of the doubles Smith, '10, and Lippin- 
cott, '10, defeated Harlow, '09, and McCormick, 
'12, 6-2, 6-2. Hawes and Aubrey defeated Tobey 
and Brewster, 6-3. 7-5. 

John Appleton, '02, of the firm of Appleton & Vail, 
foresters of Bangor, has been working upon the 
Thorndike Oak. All the decayed portions have 
been taken out and the holes filled with cement. 
This precaution will probably prolong the life of the 
Thorndike Oak seventy-five or one hundred years 
longer than it would have lived had it been left 
alone. The Junior partner in the firm is also a 
Bowdoin man of the Class of 1903. 

An examining committee of the boards visited the 
college, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. 
Upon the committee were Prof. John S. Sewall, 
'51, formerly professor of Rhetoric and Oratory 
and now emeritus professor at the Bangor Serai- 
nary; Dr. Charles H. Cutler, '81, of Bangor, and 
George P. Davenport, '67, of Bath. Prof. Sewall 
is a member of the Board of Trustees, and the 
other two gentlemen are members of the Board oi 
Overseers. 

Rev. Chester B. Emerson, Bowdoin, '04, who 
graduates from Union Theological Seminary this 
spring, will preach in the Congregational Church 
next Sunday morning. Mr. Emerson was ordained 
in this church a few weeks ago, and his paper at 
that time attracted much favorable comment. While 
in the Seminary he has been assistant to Rev. Wil- 
liam S. Coffin, one of the leading clergymen in the 
city, has had down-town work among the news- 
boys and bootblacks meanwhile taking a high rank 
in scholarship. Several of his classmates and 
friends were refused ordination by the Presbyterian 
Church because of their liberal views at the same 
time that Mr. Emerson was warmly welcomed into 
the Congregational Church. 

Popular Science Monthly for May gives a de- 
scription of the biological laboratories in Harps- 
well which are devoted to the study of marine life 
on the Atlantic coast, and the article is accompa- 
nied by illustrations and a map. The real founder 
of the laboratory was the late Leslie A. Lee of 
Bowdoin College whose recent death was so deeply 
lamented by all who knew him. The present direc- 
tor of the laboratory is Prof. John Sterling Kings- 
ley, of the chair of zoology of Tufts College, a 
native of New York, graduate of Williams College, 
student of, Freiburg University, and for many years 
connected with American universities. This marine 
laboratory is located at the southern extremity of 
Harpswell Neck, 14 miles from Bowdoin College. 
The laboratory is preparing for a large number 
of students and visitors the coming summer. 



CALENDAR 

Frid.'W, May 2Sth 

2-30-5-30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

3.30 P.M. Zeta Psi vs. Beta Theta Pi. 

Visiting committee visits the college. 

Trials for the Eastern Intercollegiate Meet in 
Cambridge. 

8.00 P.M. Pinal debate in the Bowdoin Inter- 
scholastic Debating League between Portland High 
School and Wilton Academy. 

Reception to the Debating Teams at the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon House. 

Saturday^ May 29TH 

Eastern Intercollegiate Meet in Cambridge. 

2-30-S-30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 

Massachuseftts Club meets at New Meadows Inn. 
Sunday, May 30TH 

10.45 A.M. The Rev. Chester Emerson occupies 
tlie puilpit in the First Congregational Church. 

5.00 P.M. Chapel. Rev. Chester Emerson speaks. 

Monday, May 31 
Memorial Day. 
Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

Tuesday, June ist 
2-30-5-30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3-30 P.M. Psi Upsilon vs. Alpha Delta Phi. 
_ 7.00 P.M. Final Debate in English VII. Ques- 
tion : The Federal Government should have exclu- 
sive control of the manufacture and sale of intox- 
icating liquors. Affirmative : Slocum, White. Neg- 
ative : Hawes, Stephens. Chairman: Ready. 
Business meeting of the Debating Council. 

Wednesday, June 2nd 
2-30-S-30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
Rappa Sigma Reception and Dance in Pythian 
Hoall. 

Psi Upsilon Reception and Dance in Pythian Plall. 
Zeta Psi Reception and Dance in Pythian Hall. 

Thursday, June 30 
2.30-5.30 P.M. Baseball Practice. 
3-00 P.M. Alpha Delta Phi Reception. 
8.00 P.M. Performance of Dramatic Club in 
Town Hall. 

Friday. June 4th 
Ivy Day. 

10.00 a.m. Bowdoin vs. Bates on Whittier Field. 
2.30 P.M. Ivy exercises. 
4.00 P.M. Seniors Last Chapel. 
9.00 P.M. Ivy Hop. 



STANDING OF MAINE COLLEGES 

As a result of Bowdoin's second defeat by Colby, 
Wednesday, Bowdoin takes a fall in the standing of 
the Maine colleges. As the teams now stand if 
Colby should beat Maine next Saturday, and Bow- 
doin beat Bates two games, we are state champions. 
If Maine beats Colby and we beat Bates two games 
we tie with Maine for the championship. 

The present standing is : 

Won Lost Per cent. 

Maine 3 2 .600 

Bowdoin 2 2 .500 

Bates 2 2 .500 

Colby 2 3 .400 



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Hlunini ^Department 

'45. — Nathaniel P. Richardson, Esq., is 
now residing at Westmount near Montreal, 
Canada. 

■57. — The many friends, of Rev. Dr. Daniel 
F. Smith will regret to learn of h"s illness at 
his home at Long Reach, California. 

'88. — His many friends among the alumni 
will regret to learn that in a period of severe 
mental depress'on Lincoln H. Chapman, Esq., 
cashier of the Newcastle National Bank, took 
his own life by drowning himself Monday 
afternoon. May 17th, Since the death of his 
wife, over a year ago, he has been greatly 
depressed and recently the sickness of his 
children had added in a remarkable degree to 
his anxiety and .general despondency. H"s 
accounts with the bank were in every respect 
exact and a subsequent careful examination 
of its affairs shows it to be to-day, as it has 
been in the past, one of the strongest institu- 
tions in that part of the State. Mr. Chapman 
was the son of Dav'd W. Chapman, Esq., who 
is still living and whom he succeeded in the 
office he held at his death. He was born 16 
January, 1867, at Damariscotta, and was pre- 
pared for college at Lincoln Academy. After 
graduation, he engaged in the insurance busi- 
ness and was also connected with the bank of 
which he became cashier in 1899. He married 
22 October, 1891, Josephine, daughter of 
Dominicus and Phoebe E. Jordan of South 
Auburn. She died December 22, 1907, leav- 
ing three children, a'l girls. 

'92. — Rev. John M. Wathen of Claremont, 
N. H., has declined his recent call to the pas- 
torate of the Congregational Church at 
Saco, Me. 

'94.— Charles A. F:agg, Esq., the class sec- 
retary, has recently issued his eighth class 
directory. It records few changes of address, 
but four marriages and the birth of six chil- 
dren. 

'02. — A son, Lyman A. Cousens, Jr., was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Cousens of Port- 
land, Me., March i, 1909. 

•o4._Dr. Harold J. Everett, having com- 
pleted his hospital service in Boston, has 
opened an office at 727 Congress Street, 
Portland. 

'o5.^Stanley P. Chase, A.M., Instructor in 
English at Northwestern University, has just 
issued, as class secretary, a directory from 
which the fol'ow'ng items are taken. 



Ernest H. R. Burroughs, attorney-at-law, 
is manager of the Employment Department of 
the Massachusetts College of Commerce, at 
883 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 

Kenneth H. Damren, attorney-at-law, is 
witli Henry L. Stockbridge, mortgages and 
insurance. 15 Slate Street, Boston, but his 
home address is Maynard, Mass. 

Raymond Davis, .M.F., is with the Cloquet 
Lumber Company, Cloquet, Mich. 

Frank Day is assistant princ'pal of the 
New Park Avenue School, Flartford, Conn. 

Robert K. Eaton is with the Whitin 
Machine Works, Whitinsville, Mass. 

Everett W. Hamilton is with the Seaboard 
National Bank, 18 Broadway, New York 
C-ty. 

Edwin L. Harvey is a reporiter for the 
Times New York City. 

Paul Laidley is an agent of the Victor 
Chemical Works, St. Louis, Mo. 

Henry Lewis is a member of the firm of C. 
E. Denison & Co. Investment Bonds, 4 Post 
Office Square, Boston. 

Arthur L. McCobb is teacher of French 
and German in the Adirondacks — Flor'da 
School, Rainbow Lake; N. Y. In the winter 
months this school holds its sessions at Pine 
Knot Camp, Cocoanut Grove, Florida. 

William J. Norton of the Goodrich Social 
Settlement, Cleveland, Ohio, is a lecturer on 
Soc'ology at Western Reserve LTniversity. 

Paul G. Robbins is in the shipping depart- 
ment of the Wood Wors'ted Mill at South 
Lawrence, Mass. 

Carl W. Rundlett is president of Rundlett 
& Reynolds Inc. automobile machinists. Pel- 
ham Manor, N. Y. 

Walter M. Sanborn, attorney-at-law, is 
with Wi liamson & Burle'gh, Augusta, Me. 

Frank E. Seavey is insti actor in English 
at Tufts College. 

Ralph C. Stewart, M.D., is house doctor in 
the Lowell, Mass., General Hospital. 

Donald C. White is treasurer of the J. B. 
Ham Co., Grain and Flou ', Lewiston, Me. 

Louis D. H. Weld, Ph.D., Columba, 1908, 
is instructor in economics at the University 
of Washington, Seattle, Wash. 

'06. — Robie R. Stevens, the sub-manager of 
the International Banking Corporation at 
Colon, Republic of Panama, sails for ths 
country about June ist on a three months' 
leave of absence and expects to be present at 
Commencement. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 4, 1909 



NO. 9 



IVY DAY 



To-day, at the dose of Junior year, the 
Class of 19 10 fulfills its duty towards perpet- 
uating one of the time-honored traditions 
dear to the hearts of all Bowdoin men — the 
plant'ng of the class Ivy and the ceremonies 
connected with it. 

To commemorate the occasion the Orient 
has issued this special number. 

In the morning came the annual Ivy Day 
baseball game. This year it is with Bates. In 
the afternoon came the regular literary exer- 
cises consisting of the oration, the poem, and 
presentations, followed by the planting of the 
Ivy. 

Then came one of the most impressive and 
solemn traditions known to Bowdoin — Sen- 
iors' last chapel. In the evening and until 
early dawn comes the Ivy hop. the most bril- 
liant social function of the college year. May 
the best of good fortune be with Nineteen 
Ten. 



THE FOLLOWING IS AN ABSTRACT FROM THE 
ORATION DELIVERED BY DANIEL T. READY : 

By this time in the life of almost every col- 
lege man he has begun to consider very 
seriously what his life work is to be and how 
he hopes to accomplish it. 

Ivy Day is a particularly fitting time for 
such reflect -ons, since it marks the first for- 
mal step toward graduation. At this time 
the man has begun to feel the sacred influence 
of Senior on Senior, and of Faculty on Senior. 
This is the time that a man's ideals crystalize, 
and it is good for him to here pause to deter- 
mine what manner of man he purposes to be. 

Business and the dififerent professions offer 
the young man great opportunities for service, 
and each has its own hardship and pleasures. 
However, it is not what a man does in the 
world, but the manner in which he does it, 
and the spirit he displays toward his fellows 
that earns him honor. Every man and woman 
who has lived in the world has contributed 
to give the college man the privilege of edu- 
cation, for all the wealth in the world is either 
the free gift of God or else the result from 



the labor of the people that have lived in the 
worid. That the men who go to college hap- 
pened to be born into a group that controlled 
a large portion of that wealth, reflects no 
credit on them, but implies that they have 
inherited this privilege from the world, and 
owe the service of it to the world. Only one 
man in a hundred secures a college education, 
which places him in the knighthood of the 
modern world, and g'ves him the task of 
crushing corruption each time it appears. 

.A. consideration of the problem most insist- 
ent to-day shows that religion, polit'cs and 
business are most in need of a reviving influ- 
ence. 

Religion to-day is in a most unstabie condi- 
tion for many peop'e, finding that some points 
in the fabric of religious faith are untrue, 
straightway reject the whole. By attention 
to the forms of religion the young college 
man can do much to maintain the principles 
which are always sound, and prevent the 
chaos of unbelief and selfishness, into which 
we are now drifting. 

Turning from religion to politics, we find 
that the United States is trying the greatest 
experiment in popular government the world 
has ever seen, but the recent trouble in San 
Francisco, Ph'ladeiphia, New York, and Bos- 
ton s'how but too plainly how the tide is set- 
ting. 

In close connection with the political sit- 
uation may be considered the industrial 
aspect of contemporary life. The cotton 
manufacturing company, and the big depart- 
ment store proprietor are good illustrations 
of men who are creating dissatisfaction and 
class feeling by underpaying their employees. 
The slavery of these employees is just as 
severe as was that of the negro or the serf in 
feudal times. 

Present conditions are leading to a social 
revolution, and it is already to be seen that 
the sensational press of our cities is feeding 
fuel to the class feeling that grows more 
intense each day. 

It may be beautiful poetry to say that, 
"They also serve who only stand and wait," 
but the world must have leaders in this day, 
and it is to the college man that she looks, for 



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he has been trained in the requisites of lead- 
ership, which are, first, to be able to foHow 
closely the path of the great men that have 
led before, next, to be able to maintain a deep 
sympathy, and to keep a close connection with 
those who are to be led, and to be a complete 
man. 

The Poem 

June 4, 1909. 
By Robert Hale. 



Not now, my friends, my classmates, do we meet 
To bid these college halls our last adieu ; 
Not yet, not yet, these halting untried feet 
Must tread the arduous road of life. The dew 
Still twinkles in the morning light ; still new 
Seem all the myriad beauties of this Earth. 
The fields as green, the skies and seas as blue. 
As when our infant eyes so full of mirth 
Looked out and saw the God of beauties knew no 
dearth. 

II. 

For life lies all before us. Yet a year 
Remains of happy days passed in the shade 
Of Alma Mater's walls, ere our career 
To broader spheres shall pass, Youth's glories fade 
Into the sob'rer, sterner toils we've prayed 
So long to meet, yet praying oft have feared. 
So think we not the future to invade. 
But turn our rev'rent thoughts to her who's reared 
Our minds in learning, Bowdoin to all hearts 
endeared. 

III. 

We've stood upon the plains of windy Troy 
And seen Scamander rolling to the sea; 
We've felt with bold Phoenician the joy 
Of prying into that dark mystery 
That locked the black Atlantic's majesty. 
And then in whirling years we have beheld 
Men yet more bold, who, sailing westerly. 
Made old horizons fade, and fearless held 
Their course, and found strange lands unknown to 
days of eld. 

IV. 

For we through thee are all (he age's heirs. 
'Tis thou hast taught us that no time nor land 
Is foreign to thine offspring who but bears 
The gifts bestowed so gen'rous from thy hand. 
But more than this our debt. All 'hearts expand 
To some new friendship formed within thy walls, 
Friendships that ever grow more firm while stand 
The broad foundations of thy stately halls. 
More loved and cherished while the murmuring 
pine wood calls. 

V. 
So mind and heart in gratitude confess 
The debts they owe to thee. Our life has been 
A happy one in these three years, where less 



Of care and grief and strife have entered in, 
Than e'er we'll know again. And yet we've seen 
Some part of human sorrows. Year by year 
We've said farewell to friends ; each year more keen 
The parting pang for those who entered here 
Our elders, passing on before to broader sphere. 

VI. 
But sadder far than any bitter pain 
Of earthly parting is the grief profound 
For classmates who have left us to remain 
Within these halls, while they so early crowned 
Their eager search for knowledge and have found 
The sure solution of the mysteries 
That 'hedge our life about. When all around 
The world grows beautiful, and every breeze 
Brings joy, we think of two whom Nature's smile 

did please. 

VII. 
So memories ever tender flood our minds 
This day, and make us gratefully to turn 
Our thoughts unto the past. The gentle winds 
That waft the scent of pines make each heart yearn 
For days gone by. The breath of flower and fern, 
The subtle, pungent odors of tlie sea 
That come from up across the sands that burn 
With sunlight, — each recalls some memory. 
Some memory treasured, sweet or sad though it 

may be. 

VIII. 
From snowy campus where each gaunt old oak 
Is casting fairy pencillings of shade 
In winter noonday, to the springtime croak 
Of frogs in far-off ponds, to glories made 
By sheen of moonlig'ht, when all airs are laid 
And summer moves unquestioned o'er the land, — 
Thrice have we seen the seasons pass from staid 
Array to gorgeous panoply. More grand 
We think, each season waves o'er thee its magic 
wand. 

IX. 

For each revolving season surely brings 
New joy in wakened memories, new ties 
That bind our hearts to thee in closer rings 
Of love, O Bowdoin fair. Familiar eyes 
Each day find unthought beauties, see arise 
New glories from each common earthly sight. 
So time glides 'by; in silent years more wise 
Our senses grow to see the visions bright 
In glorious pageant of recurring day and night. 

X. 

Where forks the sandy road. Inhere is a spot 
Where one can stand and catch the distant roar 
Of Androscoggin's falls ; while dimly brought 
By fragrant breezes blowing from the shore 
The mighty ocean's murmurings come o'er 
The intervening trees in melody 
Unceasing. E'en upon the pine-spread floor 
Of pleasant woodland, we can hear the sea 
That circles round the world in linked eternity. 

XL 

So stand we now in life. Behind we hear 
The turbulent rush of youthful waters loud ; 
Ahead, the sounds, presistent, low. but clear 



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Of mig-iitier seas come to our ears and crowd 

Upon our souls, to fill our youthful, proud, 

And haughty spirits with submissive grace ; 

For on a mighty sea, all unendowed 

With sage experience, we soon must face 

The storms and dangers in a wild, relentless race. 

XII. 

But now we are among the sheltering pines 
Secure against the ragings of the sea 
That wildly tosses, sending ever signs 
Of its unrest in mournful melody 
Of beating surf. And now less noisily 
Each rapid year, the babbling stream of youth 
Re-echoes in our ears. How thankful we 
For these still woodland days where we forsooth 
For lifelong voyage may store our minds with 
learning's truth ! 



The Ode 

Air : Wine, Sweet Wine. 

Now life's placid stream gleams wide before. 
Passions claims must be flung behind; 
Leave the past's dark brink forevermore 
Light and love and truth in mind. 

Thus our Ivy grows; and shimmering fair 

Less dependent on sordid earth 

Daily gains more sustenance from the air 

And forgets its lowly birth. 

So we lay behind all bestial strife 
And free men tempt the stream of life. 

William Stewart Guptill. 



Presentations 



In accordance with the usual custom, cer- 
tain members of 1910 were the recipients of 
gifts from the liands of their class-mates. 
The presentations were made by President J. 
L. Crosby, 2d, at the close of the exercises in 
Memorial Hall. Those who were rewarded 
were: 

Convict — ^W. P. Newman, Prison Uniform. 

Backslider — ^A. T. Rowell, Goad Stick. 

Infant — J. D. Clifford, Pair of Scales. 

Cut-up — H. W. Woodward, Cannon- 
cracker. 

Popular Man — J. H. Hamburger, Wooden 
Spoon. 



BOWDOIN 0, BATES 8 

Before one of the largest crowds ever 
assembled on Garcelon field Bowdoin went 
down in ing'orious defeat on Memorial Day 
in a game in which Harriman, Bates' mid- 
get twirler, held the Bowdoin batters com- 
pletely at his mercy from start to finish. The 



game was slow, and after the second inning 
failed to interest. Hobbs was hit hard from 
the start, and this, coupled w'th the short 
balloon ascension which Bowdoin took in the 
second, accounts for Bates' three runs in that 
rotmd. Harris succeeded him in the fourth 
and finished the game in fairly creditable 
style, Wandtke being moved in to short and 
Punngton going to centre field. The whole 
Bowdoin team seemed to lack snap and vim, 
while Bates was on the move every minute' 
Wilson failed to shine in comparison with 
Stone who was the mainstay of the Bates 
team, keeping Bowdoin runners hugging the 
bases throughout. Clififord played we.l for 
Bowdoin, while Lamorey excelled for Bates. 
Harris fielded his position in great shape and 
Punngton caught some d fficult flies. In the 
eighth inning Brooks was sent to bat for 
Wandtke, who had been unable to find Harri- 
man and made good with a hit. The score: 

Bates 

AB R BH PO A E 

Lamorey, 3b 4 o 2 i •? i 

Po™:"!' lb 5 o o 14 o 

Sto"e. c 5 2 I 7 o o 

^eaney ss 4 j 2 o 2 o 

C°fe' 'f 4 I 2 I o 

Bickford, cf 4 I 3 o 

Claso", rf 3 2 2 I o o 

Harnman, p 4 j 2 o 

Total-s •. 36 8 II 27 9 I 

Bowdoin 

ab r bh po a e 

Wilson, c 5 o o 2 I 

McDade, If 4 i i o o 

Hams, ss., p 4 o 6 i 

Manter, ab 3 o i i 2 i 

Wandtke, cf., ss 3 o i 

Brooks, If I I o o 

Bower, 3b 4 i i 2 

Clififord, ib 3 o i 12 i 

Lawliss, rf., ss 4 o i 2 2 

Hobbs, p I o o o o 

Harris, ss., p o o 

Punngton. cf i q 4 o i 

Totals 33 6 24 13 6 

SCORE BY INNINGS 

Bates I 3 o i i 2 o x— 8 

Two-base hits— Cobb. Three-base hits— Lamorey. 
Stolen bases — Stone, Keaney, Cole. McDade, 
Brooks, Clason. Base on balls — ^by Harriman 3. 
Struck out — ^by Harriman 7, Hobbs i, Harris 2. 
Sacrifice bits — Lamorey, Cobb. Hit by pitched 
ball— Clason, Manter, Purington. Wild pitches — 
Hobbs. Passed balls — Wilson. Umpire — Flavin. 
Attendance — 2,500. Time — 2 hours. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



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Associate Editors 
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thomas otis, 1910 e. w. skelton. 1911 
w. e. robinson, 1910 w. a. mccormick, 1912 
j. c. 'white, 1911 ■w. a. fuller, 1912 

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Vol. XXXIX. JUNE 4, 1909 


No. 9 



AD- 1 iu Since this is the last issue 
A Review of the c .u r\ u r ^i 

c ' Aiui f of the Orient before the 
Season s Athletics ^ i. -i. 

commencement number, it 

is well to pause for a moment and review the 
season's athletics First of all, we must say a 
word in regard to our coaches — "Bert" Mor- 
rill who has 'had charge of the track men, and 
"Harlie" Rawson who has been at the head 
of baseba'l!. Hats off to them both ! ! In 
more ways than one have they won their way 
into the respect and esteem of all Bowdoin 
men. Never has Bowdoin had two better 
coaches and it is the sincere wish of the stu- 
dent body that they be with Bowdoin next 
year. 

In so far as the success of our track team 
is concerned, the results of the several meets 
in which Bowdoin has participated is familiar 
to every one in the State of Maine. Under 
the careful training of "Bert," Bowdoin won 
the Maine intercollegiate meet on May 15th, 
with a total of 68 points, 10 more than the 
number scored by the three other colleges 
combined. A week later under most trying 
circumstances, Bowdoin took fourth in the N. 
E. I. A. A. meet at Brookline. Last Satur- 



day a few picked men went to the Harvard 
Stadium to participate in tlie Eastern Inter- 
collegiate Meet. Bowdoin failed to score, 
but she shared no worse fate dian many 
other teams representing much larger institu- 
tions. Throughout the season Coach Mor- 
ri'l. Captain Atwood and Manager Robin- 
son have worked to the limit with the largest 
track squad in the history of the college. Bv 
graduation we lose Capt. Atwood, Simmons, 
Burton, all of whom have been consistent 
workers and point winners. However, there 
is a strong bunch of point winners left on 
which the college builds its hope for 1910. 
With "Bert" with us again we look for an- 
other championship team. 

In baseball the season has not been as bril- 
liant as the seasons of 1907 and 1908. Yet 
the college is by no means finding fault. It is 
genera ly conceded that we have been with- 
out a pitcher who ranks with fhe other col- 
lege pitchers in the State. Capt. Manter, 
Hobbs, Means, Holt and Harris have all been 
tried, and each has .given the best there was 
in him. 

Behind them the team has fought hard and 
consistently. In Coach Rawson the college 
realizes that it has the services of a man of 
exceptional ability whose whole heart and 
interest has been with the team. 

The Orient has but one adverse criticism 
to make, and in so doing is by no means 
"knocking." We refer to the lack of spirit 
shown by men who should constitute the sec- 
ond team. No team can play winning ball 
when it is obliged to play "against the wind," 
and that is exact'y what the Bowdoin varsity 
has been doing for the past month. Three or 
four men have shown splendid spirit by show- 
ing up rain or shine, but it takes nine men to 
make a second team. This year's experience 
should be a lesson to the college. Turn out 
— every man who can throw a ball ! It is 
true that only a dozen or so make the team, 
but what of it? It is the duty of every man 
in college to help out whenever and wherever 
he can. By graduation Bowdoin loses some 
strong men, Capt. Manter, Bower, Harris and 
McDade. To fill their places will be difficult, 
although Coach Rawson has a good lot of 
second string men in line. 

It is a splendid thing to always have some- 
thing ahead to work for. Next year we ^vant 
two championships in the spring, one in track 
and one in baseball. The prospects are excel- 
lent. 




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To-day brings forth the 
1910 Bugle year book, in which the 
1910 Bugle — the co'.lege 
poets, satirists, philosophers, funny men, and 
all others of the class who have literary aspir- 
ations set forth their wares for the benefit of 
all those connected with the college. 

As usual, we find in its pages some things 
which enlighten, some which amuse and some 
which do both. 

To create a Bugle is no work of odd 
moments and we congratulate the 1910 board 
for the excellence of the present number. 



PORTLAND HIGH WINS DEBATE 

Defeats Wiltoo Academy in the Finals of Bowdoin 
League — Cups Awarded by the Debating Council 

On Fr'day evening the final debate in the 
Bowdoin Interscholastic Debating League, 
was held in Hubbard Hall between Portland 
High School and Wilton Academy, resulting 
in a victory for the former team. The prop- 
osition debated was : 

"The Recommendations of the Simplified 
Spelling Board should be adopted by the 
English Speaking World." 

The Wilton team made a good argument 
showing the need for a reform in spelling and 
giving reasons for the adoption of the recom- 
mendations of the board, but -the Portland 
men showed* that the benefits gained by 
adopting simplified spelling would be far out- 
weighed by its disadvantages. 

Portland's team was composed of James P. 
Baxter, 3d, Edward R. Roberts and Fred O. 
Wish, Jr., with Widiam H. Mulhal as alter- 
nate. Wilton's men were Bernard L. Allen, 
Stanley Miller and Fred R. Leavitt. Jasper 
J. Stahl, '09, was the presiding officer. 
Hawes, '10, was the coach of Wilton, and 
Sanborn, '10, of Portland. The judges were: 
Prof. Hutchins, Dr. Burnett and Principal 
Cole of Morse High School, Bath. The decis- 
ion was unanimous and after it was rendered 
Mr. Stahl, for the Debating Council, pre- 
sented the prize cups to the Portland team. 
At the conclusion of the debate a very enjoy- 
able informal reception was held at the Delta 
Kappa Epsi!on House. 



THE INTERCOLLEGIATE MEET 

Altho Bowdoin failed to place a man in any 
event in the 34th intercollegiate meet, the col- 
lege is well satisfied. It was a meet where 
the cream of the college athletes of America 



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were pitted against one another and on'y the 
stars won out. Of the five men who repre- 
sented Bowdoin, two, Atwood and Edwards, 
were handicapped by injuries recived during 
the week previous. Although Colbath and 



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Slociim ran a strong race, they were unable 
to place, Colbath finishing sixth in the two- 
mile with Slocnm following. Herbie Warren 
came within a few feet of qualifying. All 
the men who went on tlie trip, together with 
Coach Morrill, were not at all disappointed as 
many other teams were shut out. It is inter- 
esting to notice that Dartmouth who won the 
N. E. I. A. A. meet scored only 2^ points and 
M. I. T. scored none. 



Ivy Week House Parties 



ZETA PSI HOUSE PARTY 

The annual reception and dance of the 
Lambda Chapter of Zeta Psi was held at the 
chapter house on College Street on June 2d. 
At the reception from three to five in the 
afternoon, the guests were received by Mrs. 
Henry Johnson, Mrs. William T. Foster, 
Mrs. Judson B. Hastings, Mrs. Charles Baird 
and Mrs. Herbert P. Doane. 

The delegates from other fraternities were 
Harry Atwood, '09, from Theta Delta Chi; 
Arthur Hughes, '09, from Alpha Delta Phi; 
Paul J. Newman, '09, from Beta Theta Pi; 
Percy Bishop, '09, from Delta Upsilon, and 
Ralph S. Crowell, '10, from Delta Kappa 
Epsilon. 

At die dance in the evening the young 
ladies present were : Misses Sarah Merriman, 
Helen MerrJnan, Margaret Day and Marion 
Drew of Brunswick; Miss Sadie Williams of 
Fairfield; Miss Miller of Bangor; Misses 
Hope McKinney, Gertrude Stevens and Jean- 
nette Eastman of Fort Fairfield; Miss Clara 
Bailey of Machias; Miss Caddie Johnson of 
Hallowell; Miss Florence Smith of Wells 
Beach ; Misses Hazel Perry, Jeannette Healey 
and Martha Simmons of Rockland, Miss Pau- 
Une Litchfield of Lewiston; Misses Margaret 
Sewall, Nellie Hodgdon and Margaret Good- 
man of Bath, Miss Angeline Corbett of 
Waterville, Miss Marion Hathaway of Prov- 
idence ; Miss Helen Daly of Boston ; and Mrs. 
May Friend of Somerville. 

The committee in charge was J. S. Sim- 
mons, '09 ; H. O. Hovey, '09 ; R. R. Eastman, 
'10; S. H. Hussey, '11; and M. W. 
lingame, '12. 



PSI UPSILON HOUSE PARTY 

The annual Psi Upsilon reception and dance was 
given on Wednesday by the Kappa Chapter at its 
Chapter House. The house was very prettily dec- 
orated and presented a dharming appearance. The 
reception was held from four until six in the after- 
noon and dancing was begun at eight-thirty in the 
evening. At its close the house was turned over to 
the girls. 

The committee in charge of the affair consisted 
of Philip H. Brown, '09; Clinton N. Peters, '10; 
Ben W. Partridge, jr., '11; and Robert P. King, 
'12. The patronesses for the party were Mrs. E. 
R. Brown of Watertown, N. Y., and Mrs. H. T. 
Baxter of Brunswick. 

Among the guests in the evening were: Misses 
Isabel Carter, Dorothy Clay, Margaret Starbird, 
Marjorie Ross and Janet Peters of Portland; Ora 
La Croix, Lena Andrews, Lucy Hartwell and 
Gladys Parker of Bath ; Margaret Sweet and Mar- 
garet Sutherland of Brunswick; Rena L Brown of 
Watertown, N. Y. ; Enid Stevens of Somerville, 
Mass. ; Anna Chesley of Waterbury, Mass. ; Irene 
Cousins of Thomaston ; Shirley White of Lewis- 
ton ; Marguerite Wiggin of Haverhill, Mass. ; and 
Ruth Sanderson of Chester, Mass. 

Tlie delegates from the other fraternities were : 
Stanley W. Pierce, '11, Alpha Delta Phi; Harold 
N. Marsh, '09, Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Leonard F. 
Wakefield, '09, Theta Delta Chi; Harold M. Smith, 
'09. Delta Upsilon ; and Daniel F. Koughan, '09, 
Beta Theta Pi. 



KAPPA SIGMA DANCE 



Bur- 



The third annual dance of Alpha Rho Chapter of 
Kappa Sigma was held in Pythian Hall, Wednes- 
day evening, June second. An order of twentj'- 
four dances was enjoyed. The Colonial Orchestra 
of Brunswick furnished music. The hall was taste- 
fully decorated in red and green, the fraternity col- 
ors, colored lights in the midst forming the fra- 
ternity emblem. The guests were received by Mrs. 
William DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. Franklin C. Robin- 
son, Mrs. Frank M. Stetson of Brunswick; Mrs. 
Willis B. Moulton and Mrs. Arthur E. Nickerson 
of Portland. The committee in charge of the affair 
consisted of E. L. Goodspeed, '09, chairman; S. F. 
Brown, '10; T. Otis, '10; Wm. H. Callahan, '11, 
and E. O. Leigh, '12. The house chaperons were 
Mrs. Arthur E. Nickerson of Portland, and Mrs. 
Frank M. Stetson of Brunswick. The delegates 
were John D. Clifford, from Alpha Delta Phi; Guy 
P. Estes, Beta Theta Pi; Henry J. Colbath, Delta 
Kapa Epsilon ; Lawrence McFarland, Delta Upsilon ; 
Linwood Clarke, Theta Delta Chi. Among the young 
ladies present were Miss Elise W. Makepeace, 
West Barnstable, Mass. ; Marion E. Ingalls, Bridg- 
ton, Mabel Dougflhty and Lucy Stetson. Bruns- 
wick ; Marion Soule, and Louise Smith, Gardiner ; 
Gertrude Callahan, Lewiston; Marion Wheeler, 
Doris Amick, Dorothy Abbott, Florence Cole, Sallie 
Davis, Irene Havden, Cassie Young, Portland; Lil- 
lian Chapin, Saco ; Flora Barrett, Westbrook, and 
Margarite Feindel, West Somerville, Mass. 



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n 



Colleoe Botes 

The Ivy Week Orient is the last number which 
will appear before the commenceraent number. 

Professor H. B. Hastings has been called by the 
City of Augusta as an expert to examine the bridge 
across the Kennebec at Augusta. 

Students having any names to place on the college 
mailing list for new publications should fill out 
blanks at the Registrar's Office at once. 

The Houghton Mifflin Company will sliortly pub- 
lish a volume of Addresses of Washington and 
Webster, edited by Professor William T. Foster. 

Prof. K. C. M. Sills goes to Seneca, N. Y., next 
week to be present on June 2 at the marriage of 
his sister. Miss Mary Sills, to Harold Beverly Rob- 
inson of St. John, N. B. 

In the second round of the singles in the tennis 
tournament, Aubrey, 'll, defeated Briggs, '12. 6-2, 
6-1, and Black, '11, defeated Hawes, '10, 2-6, 6-4, 
6-3. In the first round of the doubles. Black and 
Haines defeated Somes and Johnson by default. 

Rev. Herbert A. Jump preaches at Mt. Holyoke 
College next Sunday. Before returning to Bruns- 
wick he attends the Decennial Reunion of his class 
in Yale Seminary. As secretary of the class he has 
charge of all the arrangements for this reunion. 

Roderick Scott has been elected Assistant Profes- 
sor of English at Earlham College, Indiana. He 
has also been asked to consider a position as 
Instructor in English at Lake Forest College, Illi- 
nois. It is probable that he will accept the Earl- 
ham College offer. 

Verd R. Leavitt, who was far the best speaker 
on the Wilton team in the Bowdoin Debating 
League, and Fred D. Wish, Jr., who in the last four 
interscholastic debates has been the ablest speaker 
from the Portland High School, will enter Bow- 
doin next September. 

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin P. Weatherill have issued 
invitations to the marriage of their daughter. Miss 
Louise Margaret, and Thomas Riley Winchell, on 
Saturday, June 12, at 8.30 o'clock in the Congre- 
gational church. The at home cards read, "At 
home after October the first, Houlton, Maine." 

An advanced reprint of Stone & Webster "Cur- 
rent Literature References" on Public Utilities, 
etc., entitled Commercial Research, the author of 
which is G. W. Lee, contains some points sug- 
gested by the First New England tour of the 
Boston Chamber of Commerce. Here is what Mr. 
Lee says about this town : "Brunswick, thougfi 
something of an industrial center, would seem, 
above all. to be a college town, with a magnificent 
library; and I should be tempted to consider it the 
intellectual and educational headquarters of- Maine, 
and therefore the hi^h court of appeal for informa- 
tion that transcends the knowledge of the rest of 
the state. Brunswick would readily dictate to our 
metropolitan bureau how the latter could best serve 
Brunswick." 



THE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS 

Professor Frank E. Woodruflf. Professor Fred- 
erick W. Brown and Roderick Scott, the commit- 
tee from the Bowdoin College faculty appointed to 
select the six members of the senior class who will 
be the speakers on Commencement day, announced 
the list of speakers Saturday, it being as follows: 
Harrison Atwood of Auburn, Harold Hitz Burton 
of West Newton, Mass., Max Pearson Cushing of 
Bangor, Dudley Hovey of Waldoboro, Jasper Jacob 
Stahl of Waldoboro, and Fred Vinton Stanley of 
Lisbon. 

Atwood gave the Opening Addtess at the Fresh- 
man banquet, was president of his class Sophomore 
year, has been on the Dramatic Club three years, 
is president of the Democratic Club, president of 
the Athletic Association, and Chairman of the Stu- 
dent Council. He has been a member of the var- 
sity track team four years and was its captain in 
1908 and 1909. He belongs to the Ibis, and is a 
member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. 

Burton was toast-master at the Freshman ban- 
quet, recording and corresponding secretary of the 
Christian Association, Editor-in-chief of the Bugle, 
Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Orient, was on the 
Dramatic Club three years, was president of the 
Republican Club and the Massachusetts Club his 
Junior year, and a member of the Ibis, Senior 
year. Sophomore year he made the Alexander 
Prize Speaking, took the Goodwin French prize 
Freshman year, and the Smyth Mathematical Prize 
Sophomore year. He has made his B in both foot- 
ball and track. He is a member of the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. 

Cushing was assistant in English, Chairman of 
the Quill board, and leader of the Glee Club junior 
year. He was chapel organist, pianist for the col- 
lege orchestra, and belonged to the Romania and 
Deutscher Verein. Cushing left for Constantinople 
at the end of the first semester to teach in Robert 
College, so will not deliver his part. He is a mem- 
ber of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 

Hovey was a member of the Quill board, made 
the Dramatic Club junior year, and played in the 
Mandolin Club junior and senior years. He is a 
member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. 

Stahl was a member of the Orient and Quill 
boards, manager of the Debating Council junior 
year and president senior year. He was on the 
Bradbury prize debate junior year and the Ver- 
mont-Bowdoin debate senior year. He was class 
odist Ivy Day, is president of the Deutscher Verein 
and belongs to the Romania and the Ibis. He is 
assistant in German and holds the Henry Wards- 
worth Longfellow Scholarship for graduate work 
next year. He is a member of the Zeta Psi and 
Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. 

Stanley came to Bowdoin at the beginning of 
junior j^ear from Bangor Theological Seminary. He 
is pastor of the Methodist Church at Lisbon, and 
has been granted a fellowship of $400 for graduate 
work by the college. During his course at Bow- 
doin he has always maintained a high grade of 
scholarship. 



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Hlumni Department 

'58. — The following circu'ar letter sent to 
the surviving members of the Class of 1858, 
explains itself and will doubtless be of inter- 
est to the contemporary alumni of that class : 

Dear Classmates: If we "make an efifort," 
we can keep for another year the Snow trophy 
which we won so easily at last commencement 
with seven out of thirteen survivors on hand. 
Since the death of Edwin Reed, who had been 
ill for some time in Europe, we are twelve — 
an even dozen — in reasonable health, and not 
far away from Alma Mater whom we should 
go to sa'ute once more at least. 

With the exception of Bradley and Hill of 
Chicago, who are sure to come on, we are all 
within an easy day's journey of Bowdoin's 
classic air, viz : Abbott of Boston ; Adams of 
Cambridge and Smith of Lawrence, Mass. ; 
Cilley of Rockland and Drew and Pulsifer of 
Lew'ston, Me.; Sewall, Spear and Jordan of 
Washington, and Towle of New York. 

In our college days at Brunswick, travel 
was mostly confined to the stage coach, the 
sailing packet and Shank's mare. Railways 
with sleeping and dining cars were not in it 
with us. A trip from anywhere east of the 
Penobscot or St. Croix, was a matter of days 
instead of hours, with hardships on the way. 
We have no excuse of this sort now ; neither 
are we so o'd that we could not do the 
stunt in any case. So let us get there in full 
force — making it unanimous. If we do this 
we are sure of the vase another year ; for 100 
per cent, of attendance can't fail to take the 
cup. As the sailor says : "Make it so." Let 
the class secretary hear from you. 
As ever, most truly, 

Horace M. Jordan, Sec. '58. 



'70. — The third vo'.ume of Hon. D. S. Alex- 
ander's Political History of the State of New 
York is in type and will probably appear in 
August. 

'89. — ^William M. Emery, Esq., who com- 
pletes this month ten years service as city 
editor of Fall River Nezvs, has recently Issued 
an interesting class circular entitled. Twenty 
Years After. Of the forty-seven belonging 
to the class, two died unmarried and all the 
rest save three have married. To them have 
been born fifty-nine children, twenty-four 
boys and thirty-five girls. 



'97. — Rev. William C. Adams is pastor of 
the Unitarian Churches at Dover and at 
Rochester, N. H. 

'00. — James P. Webber, A.M., Instructor 
in English at Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. 
H., will pass the summer abroad and is to 
represent his native city, Bath, Maine, at the 
celebration to be held in Bath, England, in 
July. 

'02. — Dr. Eugene R. Kel'.ey of Seattle, 
Wash., assistant State Commissioner of 
Health, will be married 16 June, 1909, to 
Miss Grace Elizabeth Boutelle of Dorchester, 
Mass. 

'03. — Mr. Jesse D. Wilson was married 
May 25, 1909, to Miss Charlotte Glendelia, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac H. Danforth 
of Brunswick. 

'04. — ^Jo'hn W. Frost, who has since Octo- 
ber, 1907, been a student in the Law School 
of St. Lawrence LTn'versity at Brooklyn, New 
York City, took the examinations given by 
the New York State Board of Law Examiners 
in April, 1909, for admission to the Bar, and 
received word recently that 'he has passed the 
examinations. For the present he will remain 
with the Title Guarantee and Trust Co. and 
the Bond & Mortgage Guarantee Co., with 
which companies he has been connected since 
graduation. 

'05. — Invitations have been issued for the 
marriage of Robert E. Hall, Esq., of Dover, 
Me., to Miss Mabel Bathgate of East Lyme, 
Conn., on June 9, 1909. 

'07. — Invitations have been issued for the 
marriage of Thomas R. Winchell to Louise 
Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. 
Weather ill of Brunswick, on June 12, 1909. 



STANDING OF INTERFRATERNITY LEAGUE 

Won Lost 

Delta Upsilon 5 1 .833 

Delta Kappa Epsilon.. 3 i .750 

Psi Upsilon 4 2 .666 

Beta Theta Pi 4 2 .666 

Alpha Delta Phi 3 3 .500 

Theta Delta Chi 2 4 .333 

Kappa Sig'ma I 4 .200 

Zeta Psi i 6 .143 



STANDING OF MAINE COLLEGES 

Won Lost 

Bates 3 2 

Maine 3 3 

Colby 3 3 

Bowdoin 2 3 



P. C. 
.600 
.500 
•500 
.400 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JULY 2, 1909 



NO. 10 



One Hundred and Fourth Commencement 



Sunday. June 20 

Baccalaureate Sermon 

The Commencement week of the Class of 
1909 opened at four o'clock Sunday, June 20, 
with the Baccalaureate services in the Church 
on the Hill. Led by the marshal, P. G. Bishop, 
the class marched to the church. Rev. Ches- 
ter B. EiT .irson, '04, taking j\lr. Jump's place, 
conducted the services. President Hyde deliv- 
ered the Baccalaureate Sermon, the substance 
of which is given below. He took his text 
from Rev. xxi:i3, "On the East Three Gates, 
on the North Three Gates, on the Soulh Three 
Gates and On the West Three Gates." He 
said: 

"The college has ecxuipped you for either of two 
contrasted lives ; the wilderness of natural selhsh- 
ness, or the holy city of love. Both call you with 
many wide-open doors. You can, if you please, 
make money, gain social position, wield political 
power, all for selfish ends; all by unworthy means; 
all by the demoralization of others and the degrada- 
tion of yourselves. If you choose such a life, the 
college will keep your n(\mes upon her catalogue ; 
but in her inmost heart she will never own you as 
her sons. 

"She is persuaded tetter things arc in store for 
you. Through one or another of the twelve gates ; 
through worship of God, following Christ or respon- 
siveness to the spirit, if you are of mystic and 
reflective temperament ; through disinterested devo- 
tion to politics, integrity in business or loyalty to the 
home, if you are of a practical turn of mind ; through 
sympathy with the oppressed, charity for the erring, 
and service to all in need, if you are a man of social 
instinct and temperament ; through plain duty, eager 
aspiration, or genuine repentance, if you are of a 
more individualistic temper; the college expects 
everyone of you to be citizens of that many-sided 
New Jerusalem which is ever coming down out of 
Heaven from God ; members of that better social 
order which is slowdy and surely being built vip here 
on earth by the toil and sacrifice of all right minded 
men. 



Monday, June 21 

All day Monday, visitors were arriving 
in Brunswick and getting settled in their tem- 
porary abodes. The committees from the 
classes which were to have reunions put in the 



day making preparations for the good times 
the)- had planned for the week. 

Alexander Prize Speaking 

In the evening came the Alexander Prize 
Speaking in Memorial. This year it was of 
exceptionally fine quality. The awards were 
as follows : First prize, twenty dollars, to W. 
B. Stephens, '10; Second Prize, ten dollars, to 
J. :\I. Gillin, '12. 

Below is the program : 

Music 
Icilius Efijali Kellogg 

Alfukd Wheeler Stone 
The Clock's Story Anonymous 

G.\RiiNEu Wilson Cole 

Clive Robert Brozvning 

Winston Bryant Stephens 

Music 

The Spoils System Henry van Dyke 

Ch.\RLES Fr.\NC:3 AllAMS 

Tlic Vision of War Robert Green Ingersoll 

S.\MUEL HerM.\N DrEEAR 

Tomlinson _ Rudyard Kipling 

Walter Atherton Fuller 

Music 

"The Revenge" Alfred Tennyson 

Arthur Harrison Cole 
At the County Fair Anonymous 

James McKjnnon Gillin 

"Gentlemen, the King!" Robert Barr 

Earl Baldwin Smith 

Music 



Tuesday, June 22 

Class Day 

Class Day is in some respects the most fes- 
tive day of the week. This year, in spite of 
the intolerably hot weather, there was the 
usual crowd in attendance at the exercises in 
the forenoon and afternoon and just enough 
at the dance in the evening to fill Memorial 
Hall without crowding it. H. H. Burton, the 
president of the class, presided at the exercises 
and the committee in charge of the arrange- 
ments consisted of G. K. Heath, I. L. Rich, 
R. H. Files, R. M. Pennell, and H. M. Smith. 
The exercises in the forenoon consisted of a 
prayer by H. J. Newton, the Oration by J. J. 



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Stahl, and the Poem by Dudley Hovey. 
print t'he last two : 



We 




has been wearing deeper the channel through which 
the vaster flow of our national life has moved. Dur- 
ing this time a third of all our lawyers and states- 
men ; five-sixths of our host authors ; more than a 



Harold H. Burton 

President 




Jasper J. Stahl 

Orator 

The Oration 

The influence of the American College has gone 
through all the ranges of the manifold and diverse 
life of America. Through the portals of commence- 
ments for more than two centuries a strong current 




Ralph O. Brewster 

Closing Address 

half of our best clergymen and considerably more 
than a half of our country's most eminent educa- 
tors have received their training in college halls. 
These men have entered the moral, the intellectual, 
the everyday life of the people through the minis- 



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try, through teaching, through the interpretation of 
law by the jurists ; through the interpretation of life 
by the novelists and poets and through the quiet, 
earnest, helpful way in which they have lived. To 
the extent that these men have shaped custom and 
thought the college man has been a vital factor in 
our development. Such is the record of the past. 
The college man has assumed the burden of extend- 
ing American civilization. 

With the rapid advance and the change made 
in social conditions and methods of study, a corre- 
sponding change has taken place in the American 
college. The student no longer saws his own wood 
and lugs it to the fourth floor or fetches his water 
from a pump in the college j^ard. Those most stren- 
uous days are now asociated with us as mere tra- 
ditions and the dial of civilization shows the hand 
pointing in an opposite direction. The present seems 
to be idealizing the conditions of college training. 
Every advantage, however, carries with it certain 
perils. The American college to a certain extent 
may be said to have caught the American habit of 
extremes. In many of the larger universities num- 
ber has become such a factor that close relationship 
between faculty and students is lost. The institution 
collects, interprets and analyzes facts about every- 
thing but itself. It does not know whether the stu- 
dent body is unduly emphasizing club life, social life, 
athletics or rank. "This." says Dr. Lyman Abbott, 
"is the most serious defect of our higher education." 
It is but a convenient system of substitutes and 
tutors turning out a large mass of pleasure loving 
men, Princeton before the coming of President 
Woodrow Wilson, was known to the pleasure seek- 
ing New Yorkers as "the pleasantest country club in 
the United States." 

This change in the conditions of life has brought 
with it certain subtle dangers. In the university there 
is the lack of close relationship so conducive to the 
development of personality, and the unanimity of 
aims that breeds responsibility. In the small college 
there is, as President Hyde has put it, "the danger 
of missing that solitude which is the soil of individ- 
uality and the fertilizer of genius." The danger 
that the tendency of the age may foist on the stu- 
dent ideals that are popular and mediocre. In ad- 
dition the college man's judgment is frequently 
trained at the expense of his energy. The power of 
clear sightness developed in him too often intensi- 
fies the difficulties the details present. Again, but 
rarely in these days, the college man bears the ear- 
marks of what a certain University President has 
called "Academicity." Such a type was one who, 
when told on a certain April morning that Fort 
Sumter had been fired upon, answered : "What do I 
care ? I must finish my Greek Grammar." 

The life of some few in college and university, 
as in every sphere of life, may 'be seemingly without 
purpose, but the great mass is eager and true. The 
number of graduates affected with the evils enumer- 
ated is small, yet still large enough to raise a pre- 
sumption against the college man and in a certain 
measure to bring him into dis-esteem. This tend- 
ency is well illustrated in the business world into 
which one-third of the American college graduates 
are entering. It is only natural in an age of highly 
organized and finely adjusted commercial and indus- 
trial life that employers should be exacting and 
observant, and not infrequently know more of the 
selling price of stocks than of human nature. 



With such men each subordinate is a pin in their 
huge machine. Should one prove faulty the whole 
system is deranged until repair is made. Such a 
flaw existing in the man of the world with a long 
apprenticeship is a matter of small comment. In a 
college man it is inexcusable. He is not only dis- 
charged as inefficient but the whole guild of college 
men is stigmatized as inefficient. It is a system prev- 
alent in the twentieth century. 

Such an attitude in one sphere or another, has, 
m a measure, brought the American college to trial. 
At the present time fourteen of our largest univer- 
sities are receiving monthly criticism in the "Inde- 
pendent" by a special investigator. Only too fre- 
quently do we see in the daily press this or that 
business man disputing the value of a college train- 
ing in business. Conspicuous among these is 
America's greatest railroad king who has refused to 
employ a college man and has already established a 
school for the proper training of his thousands of 
employees. Across the water a similar tendency is 
manifest. Lord Curzon, pained by the recent criti- 
cism of commercial men on Oxford training as 
affecting the young men who come into their offices, 
has set himself to make the university more efficient 
in its education for the nation. 

In face of the development of this modern atti- 
tude, emphemeral though it may be, the duty of the 
college man stepping from the commencement plat- 
form into life is definite and clear. For two hun- 
dred and fifty years college men have 'been preserv- 
ing and extending our civilization and I am glad to 
say that the burden is still ours in a two-fold sense, 
deeper^ and more arduous tlian ever before. First 
there is our allegiance to the great social order 
It is for the college man to furnish the formula for 
the solution of the problems of our national life. 
Perpetual readjustment is before us. There is an 
aristocracy of wealth struggling against an aristoc- 
racy of truth. Forever we are placed in antagon- 
ism with some environment spiritual or material. 
These manifold problems of magnitude give a field 
where we act our lives. Our second great duty and 
one which is a logical result of our primary charge 
is to hold high the standard of the American college 
because it presents the greatest facto* for good in 
American life. 

A few years ago the president of a Western uni- 
versity was interested in comparing the college grad- 
uate with the rest of society. He took six volumes 
of Appleton's Cyclopeadia of American Biography 
(A book containing the name of no recent gradu- 
ates) and counted the college graduates in a list of 
over fifteen thousand names. A little more than 
one-third were discovered to be college men. The 
inference is that out of every ten thousand of the 
people who 'have not had a college education, one 
has become of sufficient note to be mentioned in a 
biographical dictionary, while one out of every forty 
college men finds his place there. The chance the 
college man has compared with the non-college man 
is two hundred and fifty to one. This homely illus- 
tration shows that in the present day the college 
must stand for the same thing that it has in the past. 
The change nnist come in the college man if he is 
to occupy an equal or a larger sphere. The gradu- 
ate in the 'broadcloth must 'hold to something of the 
strength and simplicity of his grandsire in the home-: 
spun. 



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The colleg-e in its own sphere must still stand for 
the things of the mind, although many other activi- 
ties unduly emphasized tend to obscure this end. 
When the old graduate sits by the open fire in fra- 
ternity house or commons and the students gather 
around in the attitude of discipleship, the story they 
gather is "nothing I learned from books was any 
help to me." This springs from a kind of inverted 
idea prevalent in American life. Put the college man 
on the platform as an alumnus and he will tell you the 
college stands and has always stood for truth, train- 
ing and culture. These make up that indefinable 
composite atmosphere of college life. "Truth with- 
out training makes a mind a mere granary ; training 
without truth makes the mind a mere mill without 
the grist to grind. Truth and training make the 
mind a forcible agency both for usefulness and for 
beauty." This is the offer of the American college 
to its graduate. His burden hi college and in life is 
to combine these ciualities with his own inherent 
powers. To couple determination with truth; re- 
sponsibility with training and loyalty with culture. 

Truth reinforced by determination involves a 
clear vision of final ends with a will to reach them. 
Amid the perversions of the social and industrial 
order such an attitude is a step towards solution and 
also towards winning from all classes a confidence 
in the American College that is absolute. 

A recent writer has brought the charge of blood- 
guiltiness against the English nation because it has 
let poverty drive so many of its greatest geniuses to 
death, that old system of "naturalistic ethics" re- 
tains high vogue to-day. The college man must com- 
bine his talents in his genius with determination or 
fail. Every hig'h service that the world receives is 
miserably paid. Say that the world pays for work 
inversely as the cube of the value rendered and you 
have a pretty safe approximation. We pay the mil- 
lionaire more than his broker ; the bad novelists 
more than the good poet. If in business and the 
professions such an attitude should keep the college 
man for a life time with his nose to the stone, there 
would be no cause for complaint. We should be no 
worse off than the great mass of our more clerical 
brethren, true and determined on their traditional 
fare of locust and wild honey. Spinoze found time 
to build a philosophical system while grinding his 
lenses and Kant built up another while teaching 
for his bread. Both Kant and Spinoze by a deter- 
mined use of the margin of time allotted achieved 
large results. 

With the passing of each successive commence- 
ment the American college is laboring to become a 
more vital factor in American civilization. Tt is 
training men for service in the first half of the 
twentieth century. With this training, however, 
the college man must combine responsibility in ser- 
vice. A distinguished state officer at a recent Cor- 
nell dinner could not keep from shouting out: "Let 
the college man rid himself of any idea that a col- 
lege education gives him a monopoly of wisdom and 
knoweldge and let him evince a willingness to assume 
the responsibility of minor things." This is an 
extraction that the social order is making of the 
individual and one wherein the college man may 
become a cheerful, diligent exemplar. In every 
sphere that is open there is a cry for descent to the 
same level of plain living and high thinking whicli 
was characteristic of the college man a generation 
ago. The aim of the college is to develop the needed 



responsibility in an atmosphere of liberty and to 
bring the college man to a clear recognition in the 
face of his high destiny that its training can be of 
use in the largest sense only by close subordination 
to the things which are small. 

In the third place to liberate culture from any 
tinge of egoism or selfishness the college man must 
be loyal to some end whose realization reacts to 
the advancement and betterment of the race. Dur- 
ing the past year the death of an alumnus has shown 
what an object of devotion this college was to him. 
Devotion because it offered a sphere for great physi- 
cal, moral and intellectual advancement. His whole 
life was a life of loyalty; loyal to home; loyal to the 
interests of his friends and loyal to his college. In 
Washington on May seventh last in the presence of 
a large and distinguished audience, a statue was pre- 
sented by Mr. Brainerd Warner as an image of a 
poet beloved by the whole world. Attorney-General 
Wickersham accepted the statue as the property of 
the nation and American Literature in a bronze figure 
of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had at last found 
recognition in a noble monumental form at the 
national capitol. At the time Bliss Perry said: 
"Longfellow was the ideal American citizen of his 
day. As a true college man he has been loyal to the 
higher ideals of life." In the hearts of the 
people his power has been mighty. That bronze 
figure of a man who as a student and professor 
passed his life in college halls stands eloquent of 
true training and culture; eloquent of the large 
sphere of good the college man may hold; eloquent 
of Bowdoin and the ideals for which she stands in 
art and in life, and eloquent in its plea to graduates 
and undergraduates for loyalty to their best. 

In the present age it has been seen that the duty 
of the college man is large. His sphere has been in 
fulfilling the ideals of the people. In the face 
of hostile criticism and even boycott, it remains 
for those who love 'the American college and who 
work for it, good as it is, to make it better, to com- 
bine its truth, its training and its culture with their 
own inherent worth, to increase its power for secur- 
ing its highest ideals, to enlarge its material endow- 
ments and to quicken the force of its great person- 
alities. As college men it is our privilege to bear 
our share of this burden and to help make the 
American college a more vital factor and a more 
vigorous part of American life. 



The Poem 

High on a sea-girt isle of Northland rose 
A stately castle old of mossy stone. 
Stout Castle Youth, the which Life's deeper woes 
Had scarce come nigh, I ween all but unknown 
The greater world to those, secluded, grown 
From childhood 'neath that honored pile, a band 
Of comrades bold ; yet oft the waking moan 
Of ocean restless on the distant strand, 
Enchanting called them forth to roam from Father- 
land. 

Some years agone as in the hall they lay. 
Of evening bleak, before the hearth-log's glow, 
A wandering minstrel wearied of his way, 
Enticed by cheer beneath the arch-way low, 
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A mystic legend told; while in a throng 
The lads deep crowded 'round, and eyes did grow 
With wonder-light and 3-outhful interest strong. 
To hear this simple burden of his olden song. 

In some clijiie near that cradled sea, 

Whereby the ancient race did bide. 

There lies embowered o'er a lea 

A hidden slirine ; mehap beside 

That lake where sage Tritonis rose, 

In Sargon's clime past which the tide 

Of ages like the Nile-stream flows, 

Or yet in classic lands of knowledge .wide. 

Hard by the shrine a crystal rill 

Soft murmurs to the sluggisli air. 

There, resting, one may quaff his fill 

Of solace deep. Truth's vision rare. 

Famed Wisdom's Muse with matchless grace, 

Broods by the pool, and from his lair 

A monster Ignorance with face 

Repellant, ever watchful guards with care. 

In praise thrice deem'd blest he he 

Who slays the dragon ; frees the Muse ; 

Of Lethic waters quaffs, whence flee 

Dark-boding sorrows ; hopes enthuse 

The sluggish breast, and darkness vail 

Dispells as fade the rainljow hues 

In waning lig'ht; nor can e'er fail 

The pilgrim who, resolved, the quest pursues. 

So seeking wander-yearning to infuse, 

Sang thus the errant bard his breathless tale ; 

And youths with purpose fixed did straightway 

choose 
A young Prince Virtue, leader strong and hale. 
Then firmly swore by mutual vows to sail 
A pilgrimage ; and long ere dawn did ope 
The curtained east, they quickly tried avail 
Themselves a gallant ship which cherished hope 
Effected, soon embarked the b-llows high to cope. 

Their trusty keel borne on the breasting tide 
And gently urged by sail-compelling breeze. 
Forsook the home-land while the crew deep sighed 
To see the dimming marge sink 'neath the seas. 
But long ere waning of the year's degrees, 
They passed where mighty Atlas first upbore 
His crushing burden over bending knees. 
Where bright-Spain-land divides from dusky Moor 
With vastly cliff dark frowning o'er the nether shore. 

Past Aetnean rock where strange Silenus' rout, 

Upon the fell-eyed Cyclops did attend; 

Thence borne on gentler seas the vessel stout 

Drew nigh t^he Afric land, which once did send 

Bold Hannibal with mighty horde to rend 

The Romish state ere vengeance had befell 

That city old, great Carthage forced to bend 

A captive knee, when Scipio did quell 

Her land and o'er the site his spurning plow compel. 

What recks the sojourn of that Pilgrim band 

In lands Numidic or by Egypt's stream, 

Where "Serpent Queen" beguiled with lavish hand 

The hours winging sweet as summer's theme? 

Enough 'twere said, the Youths could not well deem 



The time mis-spent thoug'h for fair Wisdom's clime, 
Their quest here failing, turned their hopeful dream 
To Asia rising on the brink of Time, 
A mother nourishing of influence sublime. 

There lay a land subdued with misty light, 
Where sometime famous Persian poet-sage 
Deep pondered o'er the stars and scanned the flight 
Of cycling years, youth speeding swift to age 
The meaning to reveal ; but on his page 
Hath writ, "The flower once blown forever dies," 
So bids us fill the cup all grief assuage. 
Yet some beguiled by tenets wherein lies 
Remorse, too long there lingered and disdained to 
rise. 

A richer heritage those lands that face 

The eastern sun have flung adown the hall 

Of Time, while empires crumbling, gave place 

To western worlds, where Progress' tramp did fall. 

Birthplace of seers and of prophets; all 

The years have listed to the pleading voice 

Of gentle Nazarene and Islam's call; 

Yet tliine was but the breath which did rejoice 

The weary breast of man in climes of newer choice. 

Now o'er Aegean wave fair Grecia lured 

The roving band past Ida's snowy brow, 

'Neath which dark Cretan cave sometime secured 

Olympic Jove, escaped from Crono's vow, — 

Swift skimming bore the vessel's curving prow 

Till touching classic shores, with zest and crew 

Near Parnassus which Muses did endow 

With graces rare, their fond dream did pursue 

Amid dark groves which by Castalian waters grew 

A templed City by Athena's hill ! 

Proud nurturer of men ! whose life and thought 

Hath swayed the older growing world until 

There's little new but hath of old been wrought 

In concepts bold, — Socratic precepts taught 

To "know thyself" makes life the Hvjng worth, — 

Here Plato reared his dream State fraught 

With high ideals, though built on slavish dearth. 

And greater still they mig'ht in, Aristotle's birth. 

Yet, farewell ! ruins of Acropolis ! 
Of fairest marble wrought by slavish toil 
From rich Pentelicus ! the sun's ra3?s kiss 
With mellow fading light this ancient spoil 
Of "Golden Age," reared on thy sacred soil. 
That Pilgrim band would fain have lingered near 
Those pillared shrines, nor cared to strive and moil 
To Latinum Fields where Trojan brave did rear 
A famous race, — whence led thf quest o'er sea- 
wastes drear. 

Twice o'er had Aries since the band forth fared, 
His mighty magic cycle run ; twice o'er 
The vintage time had pased since first they dared 
The trackless bounding seas where currents bore 
Their ships to sunny realms of ancient lore; — 
Yet found they not fair Wisdom's long sought boon 
In Grecia's land nor e'en by Tiber's shore, 
Where rose Eternal Rome, which all too sQon, 
Bowed 'neath the curse of days lascivious, did swoon. 



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Vol.- XXXIX. 



JULY 2, 1909 



Another year has passed 
Forward ! and it is time to say good- 

bye to the class whose 
turn has come to go into active Ufe. Parting 
is ever sad, but it loses some of its bitterness 
when we consider that those who are leaving 
are taking a step in advance in the march of 
life. We have this thought, too, to console 
us, Bowdoin College has cherished these men 
so tenderly for four years, has so knit them to 
her with ties of class, of fraternity and oi 
friendship that they will let slip no opportu- 
nity for revisiting her. The sorrow which 
we feel at losing our brothers in 1909 is almost 
drowned in the joys of seeing again those who 
had left us for a time, but have yielded to the 
impelling force of filial love and come back 
for a few more happy days at their Alma 
Mater. Let us be optimists and remember 
that without change the world would be at a 
standstill. Let us feel, not sadness, but joy 
that over three score more strong men have 
gone forth from here with heads up and eyes 
to the front, determined that when next they 
return, their Alma Mater shall have just cause 
to be proud of them. 



The Orient wishes Godspeed to one of 
our graduates especially. He has been with 
us but two years, yet in that time has found a 
place among us entirely his own and has 
earned our respect and ought to have our 
hearty support next year at the beginning of 
his work for the college and Christianity. The 
Christian Association has undertaken to help 
him as much as possible and wishes the coop- 
eration of the whole undergraduate body, all 
of which joins in wishing good fortune to Mr. 
Hiwale. 



The Poem 

[Continued from page 77.] 

As by the Summer sea at morn they stood, 
With hearts well nigh despairing o'er the quest, 
A youthful guide, called Hope, with office good, 
Did lead them to a lofty Alpine crest. 
Which gave upon a plain far rolling west, — ■ 
The mighty Field of Life, o'er which did sway 
All-seeing Wisdom, from a vantage blest; 
And 'neath her lofty throne in ceaseless fray 
Men strove, some upward, others aimless by the way. 

We are that band of youthful Pilgrims bold. 
Who four years now agone, from home-land strayed. 
Haply to find great Wisdom's boon, in love of old ; — 
Though stern, dispelling Time hath caused to fade 
Fond dreams ; yet 'neath these college halls we've 

made 
Communion oft, with thought and deed long 

wrought ; — 
Sound principles we've treasured, careful weighed 
From funded years ; but only facts are taught ; 
Experience is Wisdom's school, oft times dear 

bought. 

So farewell! dales where late we've tarried long! 
Now left below 'neath shrouding mist veils deep, — 
Elysian fields, where less of toil than song 
Hath reigned, at last are silent, lulled in sleep. 
The pass is gained and other visions creep 
Upon the view, of mighty reaches vast ; — 
A far call urges, and the pulses leap 
To dare the rugged steep descent at last. 
And while the blood springs warm, our lot in strug- 
gle cast. 



Class Gift 

Just before the class marched out, Presi- 
dent Burton announced that they would pre- 
sent the college with a solid oak set of furni- 
ture for use on the Memorial Hall stage. He 
said that the gift, though not of any great 
money value, carried with it enough of the 
class's deep gratitude to the college to make it 
priceless. 

In the afternoon at three o'clock came the 
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Opening Address was by Harrison Atwood, 
the History by H. N. Mars'h, and the Closing 
Address by R. O. Brewster. They follow: 

Opening Address 

Mr. President, Classmates and Friends of Bowdoin: 
It has indeed become a truism that those who 
have enjoyed the advantages of a college education 
are, because of that fact, expected to bear the brunt 
of the nation's burdens, are looked to, to be the 
solvers of its problems, its reformers, its leaders 
and its guardians. It is no more than just that such 
should be the responsibilities of the college graduate, 
and yet it is very proper that in these commence- 
ment days we should pause and consider wherein 
lies his superiority, just what characteristics he has 
derived from a college training which thus fit him 
for a position of superior responsibility. We may 
very well ask, in other words, what constitutes the 
educated man? The reply to the question, the pop- 
ular reply of the age, cannot be more truly or more 
tersely put than in the words of Ex-President Eliot 
of Harvard : "That man is best educated who is 
most useful." The age is applying to all men the 
practical test of the utilitarian. The questions 
which one face are not: What rank did you get? or 
How much do you know? but rather. To what use 
can your knowledge be put? or, Of what service 
can you be to society? What can you do that will 
add to the happiness and the welfare of the world? 
The college man is, more than any other, capable 
of fulfilling the ideals which these questions imply, 
and his superiority is due to the fact that his train- 
ing has been designed to secure for him, not mere 
knowledge of the subject but to develop in him the 
broad and general power to observe, to imagine, 
to feel, to think, and to will; powers which are ever 
at his command and ready to be applied to the 
countless details and varying situations which life 
presents. He lacks the technical knowledge which 
makes one an expert in any special business or pro- 
fession, but he has that broader knowledge called 
wisdom wbich enables one to see the fundamental 
and essential relations of men and things (to them- 
selves and to each other) and to determine one's 
conduct accordingly. He does not have in hand the 
immediate details of fact which may apply in a given 
situation but he knows the fundamental truth, the 
underlying law or principle in life by which that 
situation must be determined. 

Men of technical training are holding positions 
of responsibility and are performing a part which 
is absolutely essential in the work of social organ- 
ization ; but men of liberal training are holding 
positions of equal responsibility and are doing that 
work of relating parts to wholes, of relating the 
immediate to the remote, of discovering not mere 
symptoms, but the basal faults of present methods 
and organizations and of devising ways and means 
for their correction; they are doing, in short, that 
industrial and creative work without which reform 
and progress would be imposible. The combination 
of both liberal and a technical training, is especially 
valuable and the growing tendency of professional 
schools to require a bachelor's degree as a condition 
of admissison will make their graduates far more 
efficient agencies in advancing the welfare of society. 



One of the most distinguished characteristics of 
the educated man is the power of judgment, the abil- 
ity to think clearly and to reason logically. The 
educated man has a skilled mind which can observe 
facts and things as they are ; which is not confused 
by irrelevant matter nor prejudiced by that which 
would be most pleasant to observe ; a mind which 
sees the deepest meaning of its observations, which 
has the insight to generalize correctly and the fore- 
sight to see what will be the consequences of alter- 
native courses. Such a mind serves as a tool with 
which to analyze and interpret whatever situation 
may arise and is one of the most valuable faculties 
that a person may possess. 

Another and no less important characteristic of 
the educated man is his power of self-knowledge and 
self-reliance. He knows his own weakness and his 
own strength ; his disabilities and his aptitudes. Life 
then presents a definite end ; a task which gives 
pleasure in itself; pleasure in seeking to develop 
those powers which he lacks and in giving expres- 
sion throiigh some useful service to his fellowmen to 
those which are already his. He comes to realize 
that what he thinks and what he feels in his own 
heart has a meaning and a significance not solely for 
him but for all men. He speaks his own thought 
thereafter, with a firmer conviction of its ultimate 
value and truth. He comes to realize the worth of 
individuality and he feels with Emerson that "Noth- 
•ing can bring you peace but yourself." He sees, too, 
in the words of the Epilogue to the "Honest Man's 
Fortune" that 

"Man is his own star, and the soul can 
Render an honest and a perfect man. 
Command all light, all influence, all fate, 
Nothing to him falls early or too late. 
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill. 
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still." 

But it is the crowning virtue of the educated 
man that he is broad-minded, tolerant and demo- 
cratic. A liberal education has opened his mind to 
all departments of human interest. His pleasures in 
life come not from a single source. He can appre- 
ciate the beauties of nature ; he has a taste for 
music, for literature, for art; is interested in the dis- 
coveries of science, and can derive enjoyment from 
competitive sport. His breadth of view is evi- 
denced most of all by his demand always to know 
the truth. He is firm in his convictions so long 
as he has basis for his judgment, but he is ever open 
to conviction and best of all he recognizes the right 
of mental freedom in others and has respect for 
their views. As a prominent educational writer has 
put it : "A willingness to know, a readiness to listen, 
a desire to be convinced, an attitude of candor, an 
honesty of the intellect, — these things are wrought 
into the fiber of the developed mind." 

The educated man, too, recognizes that none is 
sufficient in himself; whether rich or poor, learned 
or ignorant, that each is dependent upon the labor 
of others, for food, for shelter, for clothing; for 
the bare necessities of life as well as for its com- 
forts and pleasures, and tlierefore, how ill it be- 
comes any man, whatever his station or achieve- 
ments in life, to look down upon, or hold in con- 
tempt even the most humble laborer. Far from 
making him arrogant and haughty, his own powers 
and advantages serve to awaken in him sympathy 



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for those less fortunate than himself, a consider- 
ateness for their defects and a sincere concern for 
their welfare. 

Such are the characteristics of the educated man 
— a broad, non-technical knowledge, general powers 
that are applicable in a wide range of circumstance?, 
ability to think clearly and to reason logically, self- 
knowledge, self-reliance, breadth of interest and 
breadth of view, tolerance, and a democratic spirit. 
Armed with these attributes, college men become 
the servants of society ; its reformers, its leaders 
and its guardians, for they have come to learn, by 
actual experience in the service of their college, that 
one can find life only by losing it and the^ surest 
way to happiness is through unqualified devotion and 
loyal service to some interest greater and higher 
than oneself. They go out, therefore, into life with 
a purpose as President Hyde 'has expressed it, "not 
to find a place ready made to fit them but to fit 
themselves for a place, — a iilace where they can earn 
an honest livelihood ; can serve the pirblic interests 
and contribute to the happiness and welfare of their 
fellow-men." 

Thus to represent the college man may seem 
more ideal than real. It is the ideal, and of course 
like all ideals, it is not always attained, and yet it is 
my sincere belief that this view may fairly represent 
a college class when taken as a whole ; may fairly 
represent, therefore, the present graduating class. 
We at least have confidence in ourselves aiid though 
we look upon our Commencement Week with sad- 
ness in that it is the close of a life of pleasant asso- 
ciations and memories, it is a source of satisfaction 
in that it is the beginning of a more useful, more 
complete and richer life 5'et to come. The latter 
mood predominates. We rejoice in flie pleasures of 
Class Day and of Commencement Week and are 
pleased to have with us our relatives and friends, 
and all loyal to the college. To all I extend, in be- 
half of the class, a most sincere and cordial wel- 
come. 



Extract of the Class History 

In the fall of 1905 when a new class entered the 
gates of Bowdoin, the campus looked much as it 
does to-day with its trees and buildings. The songs 
of the birds carried us back sadly to the home places 
where we had lived those sane and safe years that 
precede responsibility. The buildings looked cold 
and uninviting, but day by day they 'became asso- 
ciated with new friendships and we found in them 
the open door and welcome to new joy. Some of 
our fondest memories to-day cluster about old Win- 
throp, IVIaine and Appleton and every building from 
the Gym to the Library summons a throng of remi- 
niscences both painful and sweet. King Chapel and 
the "Church on the Hill" have found hallowed places 
in our hearts. 

In the journey of our days we have shared a_ com- 
mon sorrow ; we have suffered a common loss in the 
death of fellow students loyal and true and in the 
passing of a professor, a student and an interpreter 
of nature, and companion of men. Because they 
lived our hearts are the richer, because they died 
our lives are the holier. 

During the four years of common ties and com- 
mon tasks in the sharing of one another's joys and 



sorrows and the friendship of work and play there 
has gradually been developing within us a sense of 
responsiliility. During the span of 3'ears from Sep- 
tember, 1905, to June, 1909, things have remained 
much as they were but Ave have changed. Any one of 
the cherubs who sat huddled together in the Fresh- 
men forms of King Chapel on the morning of Sep- 
tember 28, 190S, would have told you that his class 
was to restore the golden age, although the occu- 
pants of the next forms had instructed him only tlie 
evening before to keep it to himself. Brief was the 
chapel service, briefer was the rush which followed 
Out of sympathy and apprehension the upper class- 
men forbade us to attack the remnants of igo8, who 
were not disabled in the first three rushes. This 
victory brought us a most favorable comment in the 
first number of the college weekly. The number of 
this new Freshman Class was equal to the number 
of girls who have since asked me if I didn't think 
that Howard Kane was good looking. 

After their pitiful exhibition in the rush the Soph- 
omores neglected to cultivate our friendship or even 
to provoke our wrath. We tendered them our 
regrets. They sent a team to the Delta the follow- 
ing Saturday and I have only foimd one account 
which may not be authentic. I will not give the 
score. About the second game I am quite certain. 
Wallie Hayden made a note of it in his diary. We 
won by the score of 22 — 6. The football game was 
not especially interesting.. The first time we met 
them on the gridiron only one touchdown was made. 
The results of the indoor meet caused some surprise 
to upper classmen, but created no excitement for us. 
How could we help winning with Tanunany Garce- 
lon behind the shot? 

Although they excelled in athletics from the 
beginning, these energetic sons of wisdom took an 
intense, in some cases dense interest in their stud- 
ies. It is indeed an honor to be associated with so 
many men of unquestioned scientific achievement. 
Mathematics has maintained the unfailing interest of 
the class. Undaunted when the coveted i\Iath prize 
was awarded to another, Jackson persevered and 
majored in Mathematics I. A physical examination 
was given shortly after college opened, but it was 
not imtil the end of Freshman year that our mental 
capacity was put to test, in the examination in Logic 
conducted by Professor Mitchell. Each question was 
like a spool of thread after a kitten was through 
playing with it. Dan McDade's exclamation, "Lord 
God of Hosts be with us yet, lest we forget, lest we 
forget," was voiced by his fellow-sufferers. 

In one respect our first year marked a great 
advance in the institution in the eyes of mothers 
indeed, if not in the eyes of Sophomores. The 
Faculty observed that we were "ganging" pretty 
much our "ain gait" and by the time we were Sen- 
iors they were convinced, — hazing was abolished. 

Our attention was now turned to Portland and 
we began to train for the Freshman banquet. On 
May 3d came the Alpha Delta Phi Convention when 
Phil Brown and Arthur Hughes were so hospitable. 
At the Freshman banquet it was unfortunate that we 
had to leave before some of the speeches were given. 
It is a coincidence that the opening and closing 
addresses at the banquet were delivered by the same 
gentleman who gave them to-day, and so far as I 
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to-day as the one which Harry gave in Portland two 
years ago. 

As the time drew near for college to open the 
following fall we were almost overwhelmed as we 
realized the great responsibility which we as Soph- 
omores must assume. The entering class was able 
to make it interesting for us in the rush, but in base- 
ball they were a disappointment. We took the dual 
meet, but the score of the football game was 1910, 
to; 1909, 6. It was announced that Minot St. Clair 
Francis, an escaped convict, was in our midst. Armed 
with a firecracker. Sticker Harlow led forth a band 
of braves and threw' open the door of the closet 
where Francis had taken refuge. The convict had 
escaped, but this deed of bravery will long live in 
the minds of admiring friends. During this year 
Stubbs, the Strong man, proved himself a hero by 
his invaluable information gained from the tower 
of the library, from the spires of the chapel and 
from the twigs of trees ; Tony Fisk and Nick Car- 
ter showed themselves martyrs to the cause of devel- 
oping the Freshmen ; Sturtevant became secretary of 
the Annassiguntook Snowshoe Club and Harry 
Atwood gained fame at playing kn'ife and this year 
he challenged Gardiner Heath to a contest but Card 
preferred marbles. Our Sophomore hop was the 
first and last ever given at Bowdoin. "Whenever a 
banquet is now proposed we are immediately assured 
it will not be like our Sophomore one. That is all 
that it is necessary to say of that occasion. 

The first two years were spent in adjustments 
and re-adjustments to the new environments ; the 
last two years have been spent in doing more 
effective work, as Juniors and Seniors. With Junior 
assemblies and Ivy there came a responsibility to 
the college. In a social way we were to represent 
Bowdoin. I believe we proved ourselves not unfitted 
to our opportunities. In two years our number has 
been diminished -but new names have been written 
among the old. Out of the Far East came Hiwale 
and we wish him Bowdoin's best God speed as he 
turns again home; Stevens and Stanley also joined 
us from Bangor Theological Seminary and with the 
coming of another Christian Association promoter 
to the faculty this year the meetings of that body 
came to be class reunions for these men. 

As Seniors review the incidents of Freshmen, 
Sophomore and Junior years they see them in rela- 
tion to something firm and eternal. From our sec- 
ond mother each of us takes not only these mem- 
ories but others which are more profound. We 
remember the cup of cold water given us by a fel- 
low-student ; we recall those in affliction whom we 
have comforted. We begin to measure our own 
achievements by those whom we respect. In some 
of our attemepts we have failed, in others we have 
succeeded. With the kindly aid of professors and 
fellow-students we have come more fully to know 
ourselves. As members of this class and college 
we have co-operated with others for common ends. 
Bowdoin has been bountiful in her gifts to the Class 
of 1909. She now fondly bids us forth. 

Quit you like men, be strong : 

There's a work to do 

There's a world to make new 

There's a call for men who are brave and true 

On ! On with a song. 



Closing Address 

We are gal^hered here to-day to say our farewell 
as a class to our life of four years — the four years 
that have nourished our growth together fromhigh 
school boys, to the embryo men of to-day. Any for- 
mal expression of sentiment inevitably smacks of 
liypocrisy. The words of heart-felt farewell have 
been too often profaned by insincerity and self-in- 
interest to carry here their full message. Only our 
course through life to the end can with fidelity 
show our appreciation of the generous gifts thus 
far received. Nevertheless, as we venture forth 
from the artificial sheltered lagoon of college to try 
our taut-strung ships alone it is altogether appro- 
priate that we should express as briefly and as truly 
as we may our varying gratitude for the past, our 
various hopes for the future, and then go in austere 
silence to live. 

The homing instinct is strong in youth and not 
easily can we forget this campu.s — these trees and 
buildings and blue skies — wbicli for four long, long 
years have encompassed our ambitions and our joys. 
If hereafter we should ever walk through fields and 
country lanes often our eyes must search the horizon 
for those twin chapel spires — so ever pleasant to 
the eye in our college rambles through this hill-less 
country. Returning here in the possession of the 
\oars, dwarfed though this quadrangle may be by 
the physical grandeur of our future experiences, we 
shall ever hold these shapes and colors precious as 
the most familiar images of our youth, and however 
sweetly fortune may seem to smile or cruelly to 
taunt, if we should ever wilfully neglect this little 
spot of ground we shall he base though foolish 
traitors to the faith of many men to whom we owe 
much of what we are. 

Our too often needless criticisms of the acts and 
ideas of our patient, voluntary friends and teachers 
cannot be atoned by the repentance of a day but as 
our understanding of the faculty has grown from 
the servile fear of Freshmen; through the youthful 
abuse of Sophomores ; the supercilious indifference 
of Juniors, unto the man valuation of Seniors ; 
we have come to realize that these teachers are 
merely men like ourselves except that they have — 
each and every one — consciously given up their lives 
to the most sacred task of modern civilization with 
a full aprpeciation of the hopelessness of any mate- 
rial reward commensurate with their personality and 
influence. Among the varied and virile characters 
residing here year after year from their common 
love of Bowdoin if we have found only one — and 
who has not — who personifies in humanity some- 
thing approximating our ideal let us show our grat- 
itude in the only fitting terms — by our manner of 
life. Let the memory of the disinterested sacrifices 
of so many of our teachers and espec'ially of the 
genial personality of that one who was taken from 
us at the summit of his influence be always a reve- 
lation to us of the wisest, happiest manner of life 
and a spur to those acts whose performances by us 
he would have deemed a sufficient recompense for 
his patient, kindly labors here on earth. 

As a class we are with something of sadness 
bidding farewell to these well-known buildings and 
to these well-loved men although as individual 
alumni we shall all re-visit these pleasant places 
and renew the glad associations, but most inevitably 
are we saying farewell to each other. The class 



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reunion trophy is won each 3'ear by less than sixty 
per cent, of a class and that at the twenty-fifth or 
fiftieth reunion so that we may not delude ourselves 
with the hope of all greeting each other again. We 
are at the parting of the ways and many of our 
future paths will never cross and so we are sad. We 
have been together long and known each other well 
in sorrow and joy; in despair and courage; in defeat 
and victory; in discouraging work for the college 
or team and in happy relaxation at dance or rally; 
in partisan strife and in class pride ; in petty jeal- 
ousies and noble sacrifices and ever have we revised 
our estimates of our classmates as each year has 
witnessed steady growth in us all toward a stronger, 
better personality. Now the time has come to part, 
to go out into new surroundings, amidst new com- 
panions, to try our mettle on the world and be 
judged not by what we mean but by what we do 
and that not with the sympathetic criticisms of this 
sheltered college life far removed from the harsh 
realities of hunger and cold, but by hard, stranger 
critics who will thrust us mercilessly down. On the 
eve of such a change it becomes us to be sadly fear- 
ful and as the plunge draws nigh we are rudely 
wakened from our dream life of lofty service by the 
necessity of satisfying our creature demands. From 
the apex of college Seniors we shall step to the 
foot of the world and the next ten years will be as 
crucial in deciding our world life as were our first 
two years in this college life — unregarded as they 
seemed at the time. Remembering this and the many 
inevitable discouragements, we can wisely gather all 
the passionate sentiment of this day to start us well 
on our journey. 

We are assembled like the knights of old to take 
our vows at the feet of our mistress, yet we go out 
to pass on to the future gifts of the past. 

Most of us must live and die unknown, but we can 
at least avoid the grosser forms of unhappiness — 
originating in false ambition and material greed — ^by 
thinking of the old French proverb of happiness in 
obscurity and the enjoyment of the simple pleasures 
of nature. The proverb runs like this and its mean- 
ing is wisely remembered and lived : "My glass is 
not large but I drink from my glass." Not the less, 
however, because of our insignificance does our 
Alma Mater expect us to make and keep our vow 
to her — so simple, so elemental, and yet so enor- 
mously difficult. 

We came here with differences in creed, princi- 
ples, aspirations and potentialities and we go out 
often with those differences accentuated. A com- 
mon vow would seem impossible and yet we came 
with one. common end — to clear and strengthen our 
mental vision — and we can go out with a silent vow 
to keep that vision bright and follow its commands. 
Our futures will be as diverse as our numbers, but 
we can all determine them by our will and thought 
rather than by easy agreement with chance. What- 
ever our course let it be ours because we think it 
best and consciously choose it, and then let us fol- 
low it with as much of energy as we possess. The 
unpardonable crime for a college rnan is to be 
thoughtless — to excuse himself with "I didn't 
think." Our endeavor shall be to keep thinking and 
it will be no easy task as the years wind us about 
with the meshes of easy habit. Yet in return for all 
our happy college days now past ; in return for all 



the intangible gifts of Bowdoin — in learning, in dis- 
cipline and in friends — our Alma Mater asks us only 
to remain that most wondrous creature of God — 
Man Thinking. 

After the class, seated in a circle on the 
grass, had smoked the Pipe of Peace, they sang 
the Ode written for the occasion by P. J. 
Newman. The air is "America" and t'he 
words are as follows : 



Class Ode 

Oh, Alma Mater fair, 

We pledge in song and prayer, 

Our faith to thee. 
Through these our joys complete 
Made real our visions sweet . 
Enthroned in memories seat 

Fidelity. 

Equality thy dower. 
Time-wrought, eternal power, 

We've shared in thee 
Thine unstained banner flies 
In Heaven's holy skies — 
Gleams in the souls and eyes 

Of all thy free 

Hearts that have bled for thee. 
Lives lost and found in thee. 

Healed and are proved, 
Hail to thy glorious name, 
Fire with ancestral flame 
Sons to renew thy fame, 

Bowdoin beloved ! 

Then they marched about the campus and 
cheered all the college buildings, ending -in 
front of the Chapel where they said farewell, 
each man shaking the hand of every one of his 
class-mates. 



Commencement Hop 

In spite of the hot weather there was the 
usual number in attendance at the Commence- 
ment Hop in Memorial Hall in the evening. 
The Plall was decorated with ropes of ever- 
green, in which at intervals pink and white 
carnations were placed. The patronesses 
were: Mrs. William DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. 
Franklin C. Robinson, Mrs. Frank E. Wood- 
ruff, Mrs. William T. Foster and Mrs. Hud- 
son B. Hastings. 

Among the ladies present were: Misses 
Marion Drew, Anne Johnson, Emily Felt, Sue 
Winchell, Lucy Stetson, Florence Allen, Mar- 
garet Swett, Frances Skolfield, Edith Weath- 
erill, Beatrice Hacker, Virginia Woodbury, 



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Marguerite Hutchins, Sarah Merriman, 
Cecil Houghton, Lula Woodward, Sarah Bax- 
ter, Mrs. Thomas H. Riley, Jr., and Mrs. John 
W. Riley of Brunswick; Miss Pierce of New 
Mexico ; Mrs. Edward K. Leighton of Thom- 
aston ; Misses Lucy Hartwell and Eliza- 
beth Fuller of Bath; Misses Edna Smith and 
Selma Smith of West Newton, Mass. ; Miss 
Angle Corbett of Dover, N. H. ; Miss Julia 
Robinson of Bangor; Mrs. D. C. Dorrothy 
and Mrs. Herbert H. Oakes of New York; 
Mrs. W. L. Came, Misses Josephine Leckie, 
Beatrice Henley, Sally Ginn, Ellen Chandler 
and Mrs. Herbert Gay of Boston ; Mrs. Her- 
bert Rich, Misses Frances Skolfield, Lydia 
Skolfield, Marion Wheeler, and Agnes Greene 
of Portland ; Miss Rena Brown of Watertown, 
N. Y. ; Miss Christine Kennison of Water- 
ville; Miss Helen Batchelder of Exeter, 
N. H. ; Misses Blandine Sturtevant and 
Florence Marsh of Dixfield; Miss Mary 
E. Berry of Kent's Hill; Miss Helen Gale of 
Winthrop; Mrs. Willard T. Libby of Pejep- 
scot ; Misses Lena Paul, Grace Bower, and 
Clara Haskell of Auburn; Miss Gertrude 
Straw of Salem, Mass. ; Miss Avesia Stone of 
Lynn, Mass. ; Mrs. James Chandler of Jamaica 
Plain, Mass. ; Mrs. J. D. Sinkinsoh, of Woorl 
bury, N. J. ; Mrs. Thomas R. Wincnell of 
Houlton; Mrs. Millard F. Chase of Winches- 
ter, Mass. ; Miss Abbie Mayo of Rochester, 
N. Y. ; Miss Dorothy Foss of Woodfords, and 
Miss Carrie Johnson of Hallowell. 

Wednesday, June 23 

\ Medical School Graduation 

Wednesday morning sixteen men received 
the degree of M.D. from the Medical School. 
The address was delivered by Hon. DeAlva 
S. Alexander, LL.D. He held up as an exam- 
ple to the class of what a physician ought to 
be, the late Dr. John D. Lincoln of Brunswick, 
who was ever in advance of his profession in 
his knowledge and interest. The graduates 
were: Henry Whiting Ball, William Hiram 
Bunker, James Francis Cox, A.B., Charles 
Hunter Cunningham, A.B., Charles Leverett 
Curtis, George Ivery Higgins, Harris Page 
Illsley, Irving Ellis Mabry, A.B., Walter Irv- 
ing Merrill, John Luke Murphy, Sidney 
Eugene Pendexter, Hugh Francis Ouinn, 



A.B., Archibald Charles Ross, Clarence Ray- 
mond Simmons, Otis Franklin Simonds, A.B., 
Ivan Staples, Herbert Ellery Thompson, A.B., 
William Cotman Whitmore, A.B. 



Phi Beta Kappa 

The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Fraternity, Alpha of Maine, was held in the 
Alumni room of Hubbard Hall at 11.30 on 
Wednesday. Nine new members were 
initiated as follows: From 1909, Harrison 
Atwood, W. M. Harris, H. S. Pratt and F. V. 
Stanley. From 1910, Robert Hale, H. O. 
Hawes, W. E. Robinson, R. E. Ross, H. E. 
Rowell. M. P. Cus'hing, '09, was also elected 
but was unable to be present for initiation. 

The following officers were elected for the 
coming year: President, James McKeen, '64 
Vice-President, Thomas H. Hubbard, '57 
Secretary and Treasurer, Geo. T. Files, '89 
Literary Committee, George T. Little, 'yy 
Samuel V. Cole, '74; Charles H. Cutler, '81 
Charles C. Torrey, '84; K. C. M. Sills, '01. 

In the evening President and Mrs. Hyde, 
assisted by Chief Justice Fuller and his 
daughter, received the Alumni and friends of 
the college at Hubbard Hall from eight till 
eleven. After that came the reunions at the 
various fraternity houses. 



Thursday. June 24 

Commencement Day 

In the forenoon at g.30 came the meeting 
of the Alumni Association in Hubbard Hall. 
The following officers were elected : Presi- 
dent, Franklin C. Payson ; Vice-President, 
Charles T. Hawes ; Secretary and Treasurer, 
Prof. Geo. T. Little; Alumni Committee on 
Athletics, Charles T. Hawes, Franklin C. Pay- 
son, lion. Barrett Potter, lienry A. Wing and 
Roland W. Mann. 

At the meeting; of the Board of Overseers, 
also held Thursday morning, these officers 
were elected; President, Hon. Chas. F. Libby 
of Portland; Vice-Pres., Galen C. Moses of 
Bath ; Secretary, Thomas H. Riley of Bruns- 
wick; Visiting Committee, Hon. DeAlva S. 
Alexander, LL.D., of Buffalo, N. Y., Judge 
Levi Turner of Portland, and Hon. Frederick 
A. Powers of Houlton. 



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The followingf new members were elected 
lo fill the five vacancies existing; on the board: 
Dr. Ernest B. Young-, 'ga, of Boston; Edgar 
O. Achorn, '8i, of Boston ; Frederick O. 
Conant, '80, of Portland ; Thomas J. Emery, 
'68, of Boston; Alpheus Sanford, '76, of Bos- 
ton. 

Among the iroprovements voted by the 
governing boards is one which will be most 
interesting to every undergraduate. A new 
floor is to be laid in Memorial Hall ! 

Thursday forenoon the Class of 1904 
inaugurated a new feature which was voted a 
success by all who saw it. The class, accom- 
panied by a band, ai^peared in Japanese garb, 
carrying palm leaf fans, and headed by two 
boys, also in kimonos, bearing a large '04 ban- 
ner. The class cheered all the buildings and 
college organizations, smoked the pipe of 
peace anew and went to the library to register. 
While there they listened to a short address in 
Japanese by Frederick E. Whitney, '73, of 
Oakland, Cal. The Japanese costume was in 
evidence all the forenoon and "at the banquet. 

All the classes marched to the Church on 
the Hill to listen to the graduation exercises. 
Prayer was ofi^ered by Prof. John S. Sewall 
of I3angor, and the parts were read as fol- 
lows : 

Socialism and Monopolies Harold Hitz Burton 

Poetry and Age Jasper Jacob Stahl 
The Optimism of Christianity Fred Veston Stanley 

Modern Patriotism Harrison Atwood 

A Poet of London Streets Dudley Hovey 

The Unity of Faith *Max Pearson Gushing 
^Excused. 

Degrees of A.B. were granted to the fol- 
lowing men from the Class of 1909 : 



Atwell. Rdbert King 
Atwood, Harrison 
Baltzer, Melbourne Owen 
Bishop, Percy Glenham 
Bower, Claude Oliver 
Brewster, Ralph Owen 
Bridge, Ezra Ralph 
Brown, Philip Hayward 
Buck, George Henry 
Burton, Harold Hitz 
Carter, Charles Frederick 
Gushing, Max Pearson 
Estes, Guy Parkhurst 
Files, Ralph Henry 
Gastonguay, Thomas Amedeus 
Ginn, Thomas Davis 
Goodspeed, Ernest Leroy 
Haines, William 
Harlow, Roy Clifford 
Harris, William Matthew 
Hayden, Wallace Hanson 



Portsmouth, N. H. 

Auburn 

Steuben 

Boothbay Flarbor 

Auburn 

Dexter 

Hampden 

Watertown, N. Y. 

Harrison 

West Newton, Mass. 

Portland 

Bangor 

Skowhegan 

West Gorham 

Brunswick 

Roxbury. Mass. 

Randolph 

Waterville 

Richmond 

Lynn, Mass. 

Bath 



Heath, Gardner Kendall 
Minckley, Walter Palmer 
Hiwale, Anand Sidoba 
Hovey.' Dudley 
Hughes, Arthur Wilder 
Hurley, John Robert 
Jackson, Sumner Waldron 
Johnson, Edwin William 
Kane, Howard Francis 
McDade, Daniel Michael 
Marsh. Harold Newman 
Merrill, Harry Clyde 
Merrill, Ravmond Earlc 
Moulton, Albert Willis 
Newman, Paul Jones 
Newton, Harry Jenkinson 
Pennell, Robert Maxwell 
Phillips, Willard True 
Pike, Harold Parker 
Pletts, Louis Oliver 
Pottle, Ernest Harold 
Pratt, Harold Sewall 
Rich, Irving Lockhart 
Richardson, Clyde Earl 
Shelian, Thomas Francis, Jr. 
.Siinmons. John Standish 
Smith, Arthur Lawrence 
Smith, Harold Merton East 

Stahl, Jasper Jacob 
Stanley, Fred Veston 
Stanley, Oramel Henry 
Stevens, Charles Leon 
Stone, Carl Ellis 
Stubbs, Ro'bert Goff 
Sturtevant, James Melvin 
Tefft, Kenneth Remington 
Timberlake, Leonard Fremont 
Voter. Perley Conant 
Wakefield, Leonard Foster 
Wentworth, John Alexander 



Augusta 

Hinckley 

Bombay, India 

Waldoboro 

Brunswick 

Oldtown 

Waldoboro 

Greenwich, Conn 

Machias 

Pawtucket, R. ]. 

Dixfield 

Portland 

Conway, N. Id 

Portland 

Fryeburg 

London, Eng. 

Brunswick 

Westbrook 

Lubec 

Brunswick 

Farniing'ton 

Farmingtiin 

Ponland 

Strong 

Portland 

New York, N. Y. 

New Vineyard 

Barrington, N' Id. 

Waldoboro 

Lisbon 

Lovel) 

Warren 

Norway 

Strong 

Di.xfield 

Syracuse, N. Y 

Phillips 

West Farmington 

P>,-ir Harbor 

Portland 



Two men, Chester Adam Leighton and 
Harold William Stanwood, received the 
degree as of the Class of 1908. 

The honorary appointments were : 

Sninma Cum Laudc 

Harrison Atwood, 
Ralph Owen Brewster, 
Harold Hitz Burton, 
Ernest Leroy Goodspeed, 
Jasper Jacob Stahl, 
Fred Veston Stanley. 

Magna cum Laudc 

Ma.x Pearson Gushing, 
William Matthew Harris, 
John Robert Hurlev, 
Harold Sewall Pratt. 

Cum Laudc 
Claude Oliver Bower, 
Ezra Ralph Bridge, 
Dudley Hovey, 
Harold Newman Marsh, 
Harry Clyde Merrill, 
Flarry Jenkinson Newton, 
Perley Conant Voter. 



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Honorary Degrees 

The following honorary degrees were conferred : 

The Degree of LL.D. — Gen. Ellis Spear, Class of 
1858, Washington, D. C. ; Gov. Henry Brewer 
Quinby, Class of 1869, Laconia, N. H. ; Associate 
Justice Albert R. Savage of Auburn ; Associate Jus- 
tice Geo. E. Bird of Porlland. 

The Degree of D.D. — Rev. Joseph Langdon 
Quimby, Class of 1895, of Gardiner ; Rev. Charles 
A. Moore of Bangor. 

The Degree of Litt.D. — Daniel Ozro Smith, 
Lowell, Class of 1874, principal of Rox'bury Latin 
School. 

The Degree of A.M. — Weston Lewis, Class of 
1872, of Gardiner; Edward Augustus Burton Smith, 
Class of 1889, of Portland ; Ernest Roliston Wood- 
bury. Class of 1895, principal of Thornton Academy. 



Awards 

The award of prizes for the year 1908-1909 is as 
follows : 

Goodwin Commencement Prize — Fred Veston 
Stanley, '09. 

Class of 1868 Prize — Jasper Jacob Stahl, '09. 

Pray English Prize — Jasper Jacob Stahl, '09. 

Alexander Prize Speaking — Winston Bryant 
Stephens, '10, iirst prize ; James McKinnon Gillin, 
'12, second prize. 

Sewall Latin Prize — ^Chester Elijah Kellogg, '11; 
honora'ble mention, Edward Warren Skelton, '11. 

Sewall Greek Prize — Chester Elijah Kello.gg, '11 ; 
honorable mention, Charles Boardman Hawes, '11. 

Goodwin French Prize — No award. 

Noyes Political Economy Prize — Fred Veston 
Stanley, '09. 

Smythe Mathematical Prize — Edward Warren 
Skelton, '11. 

Class of 1875 Prize in American History — Rob- 
ert Hale. '10. 

Philo Sherman Bennett Prize — No award. 

Hawthorne Prize — Robert King Atwell, '09. 

Bradbury Debating Prizes — Ralph Owen Brew- 
ster, '09; Ernest Leroy Goodspeed, '09; Daniel John 
Readev, special, first prizes; Charles Francis Adams, 
'12; Henry Quimby Hawes, '10; Willard True 
Phillips, '09; second prizes. 

Intercollegiate Debating Medals — Charles Fran- 
cis Adams, '12; Harrison Atwood, '09; Ralph Owen 
Brewster, '09; Harold Hitz Burton, 'og ; Ernest 
Leroy Goodspeed, '09; Henry Quimby Hawes, '10; 
Jasper Jacob Stahl, '09. 

Special Gold Medal in English 7— Daniel John 
Readey, special. 

Brown Memorial Scholarships — Albert Willis 
Moulton, '09; Robert Hale, '10; Philip Weston 
Meserve, '11; Robert Danforth Cole. '12. 

Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship— Perley 
Conant Voter, '09. 
Almon Goodwin Prize — Harold Edwin Rowell, '10. 

Henry W. Longfellow Graduate Scholarship — 
Jasper Jacot Stahl, '09. 

The benediction at the close of the exer- 
cises was pronounced by Prof. Charles C. 
Torrey of Yale. 



Commencement Dinner 

At the Commencement Dinner held in 
Memorial Hall the accommodations were 
barely sufficient for the large number present. 
After the dinner Prof. Chapman led the sing- 
ing of the college hymn. Then President Hyde 
gave briefly the history of the past year. He 
said that thanks to the addition of half a mil- 
lion dollars in our endowment since a year 
ago, we are able to increase our efficiency in 
many ways. We can keep our teachers here 
and can even get desirable men from larger 
institutions. The recurring deficit has been 
stopped. Salaries have been raised. We are 
able to enforce more strict requirements for 
entrance and to reduce to a minimum the 
number of special students. Yet the number 
of men is increasing, especially the number 
from outside the state. We are able to do 
away largely with incompetent instructors.- 
Hazing has been abolished and the moral tone 
of the student body has been greatly raised, r 
The speakers were : Governor Bert i\I. Fer- 1 
nald of Maine, who spoke for the state ; Gov- 
ernor Henry B. Quimby, of New Hampshire, 
who thanked the college for his degree and 
said that he would carry Bowdoin's greetings 
to Dartmouth next week ; General Thomas H. / 
Hubbard, who, speaking for the "unknown' 
donors" to the college, gave their reasons fof 
wishing to remain nameless and took occasion 
to call the attention of those present to thi? 
priceless services which the I'aculty was ren- 
dering to the college ; Judge Albert R. Sav- 
age, who, after thanking the college for his 
degree, said that Bowdoin was helping greatly 
to introduce culture and refinement into this 
present age of steel and gold; Mr. Charles T. 
Hawes, who spoke for the Overseers ; Prof. 
Henry L. Chapman, who, after the tremendous 
applause had subsided, gave one of his inim- 
itable talks such as Bowdoin men are always 
so glad to hear. The speakers for the classes 
which were holding reunions were: Prof. 
James A. Howe of Bates for '59 ; Frederic H. 
Boardman of Minneapolis, for '69; Rev. 
Oliver H. Means of Springfield, Mass., for 
'84; Hon. Frank L. Staples of Bath, for '89; 
Rev. Fred J. Libby of Magnolia, Mass., for 
'04 ; Wallace H. White, Jr., of Lewiston, for 
■99 ; and John W. Frost of New York City, 
for '04. 



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Reunion Trophy to '69 

Tlie David William Snow reunion trophy 
was won by the Class of 1869 with the record- 
breaking percentage of 80.9. The Class of 
1879 was second with 50 per cent. 



IVY DAY GAME 

I In a game which was full of striking plays 
Bowdoin defeated Bates on Ivy Day to the 

, tune of 8 to 6. Harriman of Bates did not 
appear up to his usual standard and was hit 
hard at critical moments. Errors by both 
teams were made when they meant runs and 
that fact swelled the score. John Manter in 
the box for Bowdoin, pitched good ball, con- 
sidering the fact that he has been filling his 
regular infield position so far this year. The 
usual Ivy Day crowd of about 600 watched 
the game. This game leaves the teams in the 
State College League tied for the champion- 
ship, each having won three and lost three. 
The score : 

Bowdoin 

ab r bh pc a e 

Wilson, c 5 o o 5 i o 

McDade, l.f 4 o o 2 o I 

Clifford, lib 3 I o 13 I 

Harris, ss 5 o 2 3 4 2 

Manter, p 4 2 o o 4 

Bower, 3b 3 2 2 2 4 o 

Wandtke, 2b 4 i i o 0,0 

Lawlis, r.f 4 l i o o o 

Purington, c.f 4 i I 2 o 

Totals, 36 S 7 27 16 4 

Bates. 

ab r bh po a e 

Lamorey, 3b 5 2 I o I I 

Dorman, rb 4 2 2 11 o 

Stone, c 5 o 2 2 I 

Keaney, ss 5 o 2 I 2 i 

Cole, l.f 5 o 3 o 

Cobb, 2b 3 o 2 2 

Bickford, c.f 300400 

Clason, r.f 4 3 2 i o 

Harriman, p 4 I i 4 l 

Totals 38 6 10 24 9 4 

Innings : 

Bowdoin o 4 o o 3 i x — 8 

Bates I I o 3 o i — 6 

Two-base hits Lamorey, Dorman, Keaney. Tliree- 
base hits^Bower, Harriman. Sacrifice hit — Dor- 
man. Stolen bases — ^McDade, Harris, Bower. 
Wandtke, Lawlis 2, Purington, Lamorey, Dorman, 
Keanev. Cobb, Clason 2, Harriman, Bases on balls 
—Off Manter, i ; oFf Harriman. 3. Hit by pitcher- 
Clifford, Bower, Cobb. Struck out— By Manter, 4; 
by Hariman. i. Passed ball — Wilson. Time — 2 
hours. Umpire — Allen of Fairfield. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

In the intercollegiate tennis tournament at 
Bates last week, Bowdoin won out over the 
other three state colleges, Martin winning the 
title of state champion in the doubles, and 
Huehes and IMartin in the singles. Several of 
the matches were close and exciting and the 
tournament as a whole was fast and well- 
played. 



ELECTIONS 

At the Mass^meetings held for the Annual Elections, 
the Results were as follows : 

President of Athletic Association, Col- 
bath ; A^ice-President, Newman ; Secretary, 
McFarland ; Junior member of Athletic Coun- 
cil, W. H. Clifford; Sophomore member, Bur- 
lingame ; Baseball Manager, Wiggin ; Assist- 
ant, Leigh ; Track Manager, Emerson ; Assist- 
ant, McCormick; Tennis Manager, Somes; 
Assistant, Fuller; Cheer Leader, Hamburger; 
Assistant, LI. L. Robinson. The following 
members of the Student Council were chosen : 
Colbath, President; Otis, Secretary; New- 
man, Crosby, Edwards, Wandtke, Atwood, 
Hale, R. D. Morss, Webster. 



NEXT YEAR'S CAPTAINS 

The varsity baseball team has elected as its 
captain for next season William H. Clifford, 
'11. Clifford played on the team last year, 
but did not get his letter. This year, how- 
ever, he has played the whole schedule. 

Track captain for next year is Henry J. 
Colbath, '10. He has been on every track 
team, relay, cross-country or varsity, since 
he has been in college and is without doubt 
the man for the place. 

The tennis captain for next year will be 
R. B. ]\Iartin, '10, who is also the only varsity 
man in that sport who will be left in college. 
He has made his B two years. 



THE NEW PROCTORS 



The following men have been chosen proc- 
tors for next year : Henry O. Hawes, North 
Winthrop; Robert D. Morss, South Win- 
throp; Herbert E. Warren, North Maine; 
Harold E. Rowell, South Maine; Sumner 
ivlwards. North Appleton; Henry J. Colbath, 
.S(juth Appleton. 



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THE IBIS 

The following members of the coming 
Senior 'Class 'have been elected to the Ibis : 
Hale, President; Slocum, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Colbath, Crosby, Edwards, R. D. 
Morss, Nickerson, and Ready. 



DRAMATIC CLUB 



At the close of a succesful season, from 
which it cleared a considerable dividend, the 
Dramatic Club elected H. B. McLaughlin, 'lo, 
President; H. W. Woodward, 'lo, Manager; 
and Allan Woodcock, '12, Assistant Manager. 



THE FRIARS 

The Friars held their annual initiation 
shortly after Ivy at Portland. From the com- 
ing Junior Class, they took in G. W. Howe, 
H. L. Robinson and E. B. Smith. 



MANAGERS' REPORTS 



Owing to lack of space, the Orient is una- 
ble to print the reports of the various man- 
agers in this issue. The following statement 
will give some idea of the financial standing of 
the teams : 

Tennis, balance of $137.40. 

Track, balance of $13.88. 

Baseball, deficit, but covered by unpaid 
subscriptions. 



NORTHFIELD 

It is expected that a delegation of eight or 
ten Bowdoin men will attend the annual stu- 
dent conference at Northfield, Mass., July 2 
to II. Among those who are going are 
Hiwale, '09, Stone, '10, Stephens, '10, W. E. 
Robinson, '10, Fifield, '11, McCormick, '12, 
and Churchill, '12. It is expected that C. C. 
Robinson, '00, the state student secretary, will 
be there and that the delegation will be joined 
by some High School boys from Portland. All 
fellows who can, are urged to come to North- 
field. It is an experience that is never for- 
goten by any man who has been there and we 
want Bowdoin to have a good representation 
this year. 



Hlumni IDepartincnt 

The following is the necrology of Bow- 
doin College and the Medical School of Maine 
for the year ending June i, 1909: 

Ac.'\DEMIC. 

1837— William Wilberforce Rand, born 8 Dec. 

1816, Gorham, Me. ; died 3 March, 

1909, Yonkers, N. Y. 
1842— Hosea Hildreth Smith, born 17 Feb., 

1820, Deerfield, N. H. ; died 14 Sept., 

1908, Atlanta, Ga. 
1843— William Warner Caldwell, born 28 Oct. 

1823, Newburyport, Mass. ; died 23 

Oct., 1908, Newburyport, Mass. 
1843— William Reed Porter, born 20 May, 

1825, North Yarmouth, Me. ; died 28 

Nov., 1908, Camden, Me. 
1844 — Charles Edward Swan, born 5 Sept., 

1822, Calais, Me.; died 13 July, 

1908, Calais, Me. 
1845 — Nathaniel Putnam Richardson, born 

22 Aug., 1825, Portland, Me. ; died 

30 May, 1909, Westmount, Province 

of Quebec. 
1848 — Charles Appleton Packard, born 10 

Nov., 1828, Brunswick, Me.; died 23 

March, 1909, Bath, Me. 
1849 — William Ladd Jones, born 18 Sept., 

1827, Minot, Me.; died 19 Nov., 

1908, Cloverdale, Cal. 

1 85 1 — ^Joseph Palmer Fessenden, born 27 
Sept., 1831, Portland, Me.; died 26 
March, 1909, Salem, Mass. 

1852 — Charles Chesley, born 12 April, 1827, 
Wakefield, N. H. ; died 25 Feb., 

1909, Washington, D. C. 

1853 — John Leland Crosby, born 17 May, 
1834, Bangor, Me.; died 31 July, 

1908, Bangor. 

1854 — Joseph Edward Merrill, born 8 Dec, 
1832, Yarmouth, Me. ; died 9 Jan. 

1909, Newton, Mass. 

185s — Ezekiel Ross, born 25 Sept. 1829, Jef- 
ferson, Me. ; died 8 May, 1909, New- 
castle, Me. 

1857 — William Henry Anderson, born 18 
Oct., 1835, Belfast, Me.; died 26 
Dec, 1908, Portland, Me. 

1857 — Charles Weston Pickard, born 28 Oct., 
1836, Lewiston, Me.; died 15 Dec, 
1908, Portland, Me. 



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1858— Edwin Reed, born 19 Oct., 1835, 1853- 

Phippsburg, Me.; died 13 Oct., 1908, 

Danvers, i\Iass. 
i860 — Albert Williams Bradbury, born 29 iSSS" 

Jan., 1840, Calais, Me. ; died 27 

March, 1909, Buckfield, Me. 
1862 — Joseph Noble, born 7 Oct., 1839, 1859- 

Augusta, Me. ; died 17 June, 1908, 

Washington, D. C. 
1865 — John Bradbury Cotton, born 3 Aug., 1864- 

1841, Woodstock, Conn. ; died 6 Jan., 

1909, -Washington, D. C. 
1866 — George True Sumner, born 30 Jan., 1868- 

1844, Appleton, Me. ; died 17 Aug., 

1908, Julesburg, Col. 
1868 — Orville Dewey Baker, born 22 Dec, 1869- 

1847, Augusta, Me.; died 16 Aug., 

1908, Phippsburg, Me. 

1868 — John Sayward Derby, born 16 Jan., 1872- 

1846, Alfred, Me. ; died 6 May, 1909, 

Rochester, N. H. 
1870 — Walter Ebenezer Holmes, born 31 1876- 

July, 1846, Oxford, Me.; died 9 

March, 1909, Worcester, Mass. 
1874 — Charles Frederic Kimball, born 31 1878- 

July, 1854, Portland, Me.; died 7 

Jan., 1909, Chicago, 111. 
1878 — George Colby Purington, born 27 June, 1879- 

1848, Embden, Me.; died 6 Alay, 

1909, Monson, Me. 

1881— Otis Madison Shaw, born 7 Dec, 1857, 1879- 

Biddeford, Me.; died 19 Sept., 1908, 

Boston, Mass. 
1886 — Arthur Robinson Butler, born 16 May, 1879- 

1863, Portland, Me.; died 5 Aug., 

1908, Portland, Me. 
1886 — Thomas Worcester Dike, b. 2 June, 1881- 

1865, Bath, Me. ; died 17 Apr., 1909, 

Westboro, Mass. 
1888 — Lincoln Hall Chapman, born 16 Jan., 1882- 

1867, Damariscotta, Me. ; died 17 

May, 1909, Damariscotta, jNIe. 
1895 — Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks, born 21 1884- 

Sept., 1872, Farmington, Me.; died 

15 Feb., 1909, Bangor, Me. 
1899 — Walter Stimpson Mundy Kelly, born 1888- 

23 Aug., 1879, Bath, Me.; died 21 

Dec, 1908, Portland, Me. 
1900 — Samuel Pope Harris, born 3 Feb., 1878, 1892- 

East Machias, Me. ; died 27 June, 

1908, Portland, Me. 

1907 — Clarence Elbert Stetson, born i Sept., 1896- 
1884, Flartford, Me.; died 13 March, 

1909, Canton, Me. 

Medical 
1838 — Thomas Croswell, born 22 June, 1814, 1891- 
Mercer, Me. ; died 6 Oct., 1908, 
Streator, 111. 



-Moses Williams Caverley, born 8 Jan., 
1823, Strafford, N. H. ; died 23 Dec, 

1908, Brentwood, N. H. 
-Christopher Prentiss Gerrish, b. 22 

Dec, 1829, West Lebanon, Me. ; d. 2 

Feb., 1909, South Berwick, Me. 
-William Buck, born 15 Aug., 1833, 

Hodgdon, Me.; died 9 Aug., 1908, 

Foxcroft, Me. 
-Charles Smith Boynton, born 8 Jan., 

1836, Laconia, N. H. ; died 14 Nov., 

190S, Burlington, V't. 
-John Henry Jackson, born 26 March, 

1838, Lee, Me.; died 27 Oct., 1908, 
Fall River, Mass. 

-Alonzo Bishop Adams, born 8 July, 
1843, Wilton, Me.; died 10 March, 

1909, Wilton, Me. 

-Edward Martin Tucker, born 22 April, 

1839, Springvale, Me. ; died 8 Dec, 
1908, Derry, N. H. 

-Roscoe Ellsworth Brown, born 11 May, 
1851, Lynn, Mass.; died 7 Jan., 1909, 
Everett, Mass. 

-John Dearborn Holt, born 15 Aug., 
1847, Rumford, Me.; died 20 Aug., 

1908, Berlin, N. H. 

-Frederick Edward Maxcy, born 15 
May, 1853, Gardiner, Me. ; died 25 
Dec, 1908, Washington, D. C. 

-Freeman Evans Small, born 24 July, 
1S54, Stoneham,Me. ;died 19 March, 

1909, Portland, Me. 

-George Franklin Webber, born 12 

June, 1853, Richmond, Me.; died 11 

May, 1909, Fairfield, Me. 
-Harold Verne Noyes, born 21 Jan., 

1859, Wilton, Me.; died 25 Jan., 

1909, Berwick, Me. 
-George Wells Way, born 10 Nov., 

1856, Sutton, Vt. ; died 12 Feb., 

1909, Portland, Me. 
-Leonard Dearth, born 20 March, 1858, 

East Sangerville, Me. ; died 26 Jan., 

1909, Los Angeles, Cal. 
-Charles Ernest Lancaster, born 16 

April, 1862, Richmond, Me. ; died 5 

April, 1909, Brunswick, Me. 
-Russell lierbert Croxford, born 17 

May, 1858, Lincoln, Me.; died 5 

Aug., 1908, Brewer, Me. 
-LeRoy Oliver Cobb, born 20 October, 

1873, Westbrook, Me. ; died 20 Feb., 

1909, Portland, Me. 
Honorary. 
-liorace Melvyn Estabrooke, born 20 

Jan., 1849, Linneus, Me.; died 30 

Oct., 1908, Orono, Me. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER i, 1909 



NO. II 



BOWDOIN AT THE NORTH POLE 

(Copyright igogby the Bowdoin Orient. Other papers may use 
by giving credit to the Bowdoin Orient.) 

COMMANDER PEARY AS AN UNDERGRADUATE 

When a college man wins a success so 
striking as to draw the attention of the civil- 
ized world, it is natural to ask whether he dis-- 
played in undergraduate days the qualities 
that underlie his achievement. This is the 
writer's apology for recounting some trifling 
details of fraternity and college life at Bow- 
doin in 1873-77. 

"Will the anemic youth at the polar end of 
this festive board cause the oleaginous matter 
to move southward?" Something like this 
was the first remark I remember that Bert 
Peary made me, a later comer than himself, at 
the table of the D. K. E. eating club on Page 
Street. He meant, pass the butter. Just 
then a wave of euphonism was sweeping over 
the fraternity. Every day conversation was 
pitched to a Johnsonian style, and this young 
student in the scientific course, with little 
Latin and less Greek, could command more 
sesquipedalian words than any of Professor 
Sewall's Greek "immortals." 

This rhetorical gift he cultivated in more 
serious ways later in his course which offered 
little formal instruction in English in compar- 
ison with the numerous courses in the curric- 
ulum of to-day. He was selected to represent 
his class in the two prize declamations, and the 
writer can recall to-day his exquisite render- 
ing in a class exercise of Longfellow's "My 
Lost Youth," and the thrill of feeling which 
he put into the refrain, "A boy's will is the 
wind's will." There were original declama- 
tions, moreover, and here again Peary suc- 
ceded in winning more plaudits than the other 
"natural orators" of whom the class had sev- 
eral. While the chief honor in English, the 
Class of 1868 prize, fell to a more scholarly 
and better -written part, his own address on 
"Shall the Turk Leave Europe" left no doubt 
in the minds of the audience as to his senti- 
ments toward that nation. He spoke and 
wrote from the heart. Once arouse his feel- 
ings and he would not be gagged. This sense 



of anger at what he deemed injustice and his 
unwillingness to sit silent once led to the only 
bit of hard feeling that I personally knew about 
between members of our fraternity. Surely 
his college training helped him in that remark- 
able lecture tour of his in 1893, when in one 
hundred and three days he gave one hundred 
and sixty-five lectures, and thus earned him- 
self $18,000 for polar exploration in less than 
four months. Of them. Major Pond, the vet- 
eran lyceum manager, writes, "None ever met 
with greater success on a short notice," and 
styles him one of the finest descriptive lectur- 
ers we have ever had, with his heart and his 
soul in his work. 

Bert Peary came to college with a reputa- 
tion already gained as a student of natural his- 
tory. He was an earnest advocate of every 
man's having a vocation, a hobby, which 
would take him out of doors and anchor his 
interest in something beside his regular occu- 
pation. It was here, as well as in his required 
studies, that he displayed the industry and 
persistence so prominent in his subsequent 
career. Stuffing birds was his play. The 
pains he would take to ascertain by personal 
observation in the field the characteristic pose 
of a beast or bird would surprise a profes- 
sional taxidermist. The discomfort he met in 
handling hawks and eagles, from their para- 
sites, and the sore finger nails from occasional 
carelessness in the use of arsenic would have 
disgusted completely the ordinary amateur. 
He became a state taxidermist and considera- 
ble pecuniary profit came from this enthusias- 
tically pursued hobby. Was it perchance a 
prophecy that of the many specimens of owls 
mounted by him while in college, the Arctic 
owl outnumbered all the rest? 

The enthusiasm and tirelessness he mani- 
fested alike in his hobby and in his engineer- 
ing studies left him no time for loafing. Yet 
he by no means cut himself off from college 
interests. He was an editor of the Bugle on 
the committee for Junior assemblies. Ivy Day 
odist, prominent in the civil engineers' club, 
and active on class committees. Track athlet- 
ics were not so systematically pursued then as 
now. A good runner, a fine walker, excellent 
at jumping, he particularly ex;celled in throw- 



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ing the baseball, then one of the events in the 
annual field day. 

He had his share of class spirit. I remem- 
ber his tall, lithe figure running along the 
muddy shores of the Androscoggin opposite 
Cow Island, followed by a group of class- 
mates, all yelling like madmen in a vain 
endeavor to bring '77's boat in ahead of its 
competitors. The boys in the boat responded 
nobly to our exhortations, but the other fel- 
lows had more muscle. We always thought 
well of ourselves. As earlv as Freshman din- 
ner another classmate who has since won 
great success in his chosen profession — wrote 
a song in which he claimed for the class the 
adjectives, optiini fortissimiqiie. At our part- 
ing Peary wrote a lyric which in its closing 
lines breathes a similarly ambitious hope. It 
is here reprinted because he kept himself so 
clean, sound and straight during those four 
years that no one of our number seemed more 
likely to become a brave leader of men and a 
doer of deeds. 

Listen, old Oak, 

Aid I invoke, 
Aid from thy sylvan heart. 

Hush thy soft sighs, 

Bend from the skies. 
Teach me one song ere we part. 
Teach me those mystical, murmurous strains. 
Born of the sunshine, the wind and the rains. 
Give me thy restless wild essence of life; 
Let my verse thrill like an army's wild strife. 

Softly, O friend, 

This is the end. 
End of our college days. 

Fleeting so fast. 

Here is the last. 
Gilded by sunset rays. 
Down on the meadows at evening tide, 
Noiseless and spectral the river-mists glide. 
Up from the campus and halls as we gaze. 
Float the white wraiths of collegiate days. 

Now with a sigh 
Whisper good-bye, 
Bowdoin, fair Eastern queen. 
Treasure her gems. 
Opaline gems, 
Lucent with astral sheen. 
Let their keen gleamings our young brows 

enshrine, 
They shall the stars of the morning outshine. 
Led by their clear light again and again, 
We will be rulers and kings among men. 



DONALD BAXTER McMILLAN 

In the fall of 1893 the most popular fellow 
in the Freshman Class at Bowdoin was Donald 
Baxter McMillan, then a youth of seventeen. 
He had fitted for college under Professor Wil- 
mot B. Mitchell who that year resigned the 
principalship of Freeport High School for the 
chair of Rhetoric and Oratory at Bowdoin. 
Professor Mitchell says that while at Freeport, 
McMillan excelled in scholarship, was a leader 
in athletic sports and was noted for his tenac- 
ity of purpose, carrying to a successful issue 
all his undertakings. At Bowdoin young 
McMillan showed the same characteristics. 
The records of the Bowdoin College faculty 
show that he maintained a high standard of 
scholarship during his college course. He was 
a splendid gymnast and took a prominent part 
in the college athletic exhibitions. He excelled 
in giant swings and somersaults, then a feature 
of gymnasium work at Bowdoin. 

In athletic sports he was no less prominent. 
Freshman year he was a member of the 'var- 
sity track team and won the 100 yards dash in 
the Maine Intercollegiate Meet with a record 
of io-|- seconds. He was captain of his class 
nine, playing third base and captain of his class 
eleven, playing fullback. 

Sophomore year McMillan was a member 
of the 'varsity track team and played quarter- 
back on his class eleven. He was a director of 
the baseball association and one of the Sopho- 
more declaimers. 

It was in the fall of his Sophomore year 
that McMillan climbed to the top of the north 
spire of King Chapel. At three o'clock in the 
morning, November 2, 1894, Charles D. Moul- 
ton, '98, the famous Bowdoin quarterback, had 
cHmbed to the top of the spire and left there a 
flag bearing his class numerals as a challenge 
to the Sophomores. Late on the night of the 
same day McMillan climbed hand over hand 
the insecure lightning rod attached to the spire, 
tore down the '98 flag, put a flag bearing the 
red numerals of '97 in its place and set a plug 
hat on the top of the spire. The exploit 
attracted much attention and the Bowdoin 
faculty, realizing the great risk involved, for- 
bade future climbing of the spire. 

During Junior year McMillan's greatest 
athletic honors came in football. He played 
halfback on the famous Bowdoin eleven of '95 
which did not lose a game to a college team. 

In the fall of '96 McMillan left college for 
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fever from which he did not fully recover for 
a long time. As a result he was obliged to 
drop out of the class of '97, but returned the 
next year and graduated with the Class of '98. 
During his last year he was somewhat handi- 
capped by the ejfifects of his illness, yet he 
played football and was a great help to the 
team. 

Every one who knew McMillan as a Bow- 
doin student was impressed by his tenacity of 
purpose and absolute sincerity of character. 
These are the same qualities that made him 
trusted lieutenant of Commander Peary for 
wresting the secrets from the frozen North. 



BOWDOIN 18, FORT McKINLEY 

First Game of Season Gives Promise of a Successful 
Season 

In a fast and entirely satisfactry game 
from a Bowdoin standpoint, , the famed sold- 
iers from Ft. McKinley were forced to trail 
their colors ignominiously in the dust of Whit- 
tier Field last Saturday afternoon, and that, 
too, with little effort on the part of the vic- 
tors. The score was 18-0, and by just about 
that much was McKinley outclassed. The 
visitors made first down but twice, and never 
was Bowdoin's goal line in danger. Frank 
Smith was the star of the contest, he scoring 
every point made by the white. Within the 
first ten minutes he booted the ball twice across 
the bar from placement, failing only on a third 
try, and a few minutes later carried the ball 
across the line for the first touchdown of the 
game, kicking the goal a moment later. He 
scored another touchdown and kicked the goal 
again in the second half. Several of the new 
men showed up well, prominent among them 
being Farnham, E. B. Smith, and Hurley. 
Sullivan at quarter ran the team well, and car- 
ried the ball frequently for long gains. The 
forward pass was tried twice, and twice it suc- 
ceeded, the passes in both cases being perfect. 
The Bowdoin line held well, with perhaps the 
exception of the first few minutes in the first 
half, when it showed symptoms of weakness 
near centre. Penalties were few, and there 
were few injuries on both sides. 
The summary: 
Bowdoin. Ft. McKinley. 

E. Smith, Mathews, l.e r.e., Brooks, True 

Newman, l.t r..t, Farch 

Jackson, Pratt, l.g r.g., Clare, McSweeney 

King, c c. Cowan 

Hastings, r.g l.g., Smiglin, Judson, Rash 



Crosby, r.t l.t., McSweeney, Clare 

Hurley, r.e I.e., Flood 

Sullivan, q.b q.b., Toutant, Brennan 

F. Smith, Wood, l.h.b; r.h.b., Tyler 

Farnham, Knight, r.h.b l.h.b.. True, Slater 

Ballard, Kern,, f.b f.b., Floyd 

Score: Bowdoin, 18; Fort McKinley, 0. Touch- 
downs — F. Smith, 2. Goals from field — F. Smith, 
2. Goals from touchdowns — F. Smith, 2. Ref- 
eree, Clifford, of Bowdoin. Umpire — Gage, of Mc- 
Kinley. Head linesman — Wing, of Bowdoin. Field 
judge — Ralph Smith. Timers — Haley and Humph- 
rey. Time — 15-minute halves. 



NEW MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY 

Paul Nixon, Instructor in Latin, was born 
in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1881. He graduated 
at Thayer Academy, Braintree, Mass., and at 
Wesleyan in 1904. In the years 1905-1907 
he was Rhodes Scholar at Oxford from Con- 
necticut. Instructor in classics at Princeton 
one year and in Latin at Dartmouth one year. 

Jonathan French Scott, Instructor in His- 
tory, was born in Newark, N. J. He fitted at 
Rutgers Preparatory School and graduated 
from Rutgers College in 1902. He taught 
four years in preparatory schools, the last of 
them being St. Paul's School. In 1906 he was 
elected Assistant in Education and History at 
the University of Wisconsin and while there 
took three years post-graduate work in history. 

Henry Pratt Fairchild, Fayerweather 
Professor of Economics and Sociology, was 
born in Dundee, III, but has lived most of his 
life in Nebraska. He is a graduate of Crete 
Academy and of Doane College in 1900. He 
taught three years at the International Col- 
lege in Smyrna, Turkey, after which he 
returned to Doane where he was for three 
years state secretary. He has spent three years 
in post-graduate work at Yale and received 
the Ph.D. degree there. 

Charles Wilbert Snow, Assistant in Eng- 
ish and Argumentation, is a native of Spruce 
Head. He is a graduate of Thomaston High 
School and of Bowdoin in 1907. While at 
Bowdoin he was prominent in literary work 
and debating. Since graduating he has been 
Instructor of Argumentation at New York 
University. 

James Lukens McConaghy, Instructor in 
English and Secretary of the Christian Asso- 
ciation was born in N^w York City in 1887 
and is the youngest member of the Bowdoin 
faculty. He fitted at Mt. Hermon School and 
graduated from Yale last June. During his 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

p. B. MORSS. 1910 J. C. WHITE. 1911 

THOMAS OTIS. 1910 E. W. SKELTON, 1911 

■W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 W. A. McCORMICK, 1912 
W. A. FULLER. 1912 



R. D. MORSS, igio 
J. L. CURTIS, igii 



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„ . . P . Nelson's famous message 

n M T? i^^ to his fleet before the bat- 
Every Man To Do ., r 'r r i hit i j 

His Dutv Trafalgar, England 

' expects every man to do 

his duty," has come ringing down through the 
years until it reaches us to-day as fresh and 
inspiring as when it was hoisted to the mast- 
head on the memorable October day in 1805. 
So Bowdoin expects every member of the 
entering class to do his duty ; to contribute his 
mite towards the common end of Bowdoin 
men — a bigger and a better Bowdoin. 

Assuming that every member of the 
Freshman Class knows nothing about what is 
expected of a Bowdoin man, we are about to 
venture some suggestions. In the first place, 
and above all else remember that Bowdoin 
is consecrated to the principle of "Fair play 
and may the best man win." Muckerism, is 
manifested in the form of "yagging" is not 
tolerated. Prep, school letters are not to be 
worn, for the college Freshman must remem- 
ber that he is virtually a new man. The Bow- 
doin "Hello" is a tradition of long and honor- 
able standing to be used without the formality 
of introduction. The position he occupies in 



the life of the college will depend upon what 
he does here, not on what he did before he 
came here. Every Freshman should bear in 
mind the fact that a man who receives a minor 
warning in the middle of the semester or has 
conditions of more than one year's standing, 
cannot represent the college in athletics, in the 
musical clubs, or debating teams, so that every 
man's duty is to keep himself out of trouble 
with the faculty, by constantly keeping in mind 
that he is here to study. By so doing he will 
be available when the opportunity comes for 
him to serve the college. 

In closing, we quote John C. Minot, '96, 
who gave the following Five Commandments 
for a Bowdoin Undergraduate at the spring 
rally last year: 

1. Thou shalt not allow thy studies to in- 
terfere too much with thy regular college 
course. 

2. Thou shalt not be a knocker or college 
anarchist. 

3 Thou shalt not forget that thou hast an 
individual responsibility. 

4. Thou shalt give the faculty a show. 

5. Thou shalt love thy Bowdoin as thy- 
self and more than thyself. 



In these days a "bumper" 
Honorable Freshman crop is quite the 

Shrinkage ^ule. A college failing to 

to report one is regarded with pity or sus- 
picion. Rapid growth is desirable, if effi- 
ciency be not sacrificed to it, but it is by no 
means a sure sign of scholastic prosperity. 

In the numerous announcements of regis- 
tration for collegiate openings we note only 
one which shows a falling off. Bowdoin's 
Freshman Class is smaller than last year's, 
owing to an increase in the entrance require- 
ments. This action is consistent with a cen- 
tury's adherence to high standards. Bow- 
doin's roll of graduates contains more illus- 
trious names than may be found among the 
alumni of any American college of its size. It 
has no reason to be ashamed of honorable 
shrinkage. — New York Herald. 

NEW MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY 

[Continued from page gi.] 

course at Yale Mr. McConaghy specialized in 
English Literature and Rhetoric and took an 
active part in debating, being a member of the 
Yale team in the debate with Princeton. He 
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and was prominent at the Northfield and Sil- 
ver Ba}' Conferences. 

Roscoe James Ham returns to Bowdoin 
after an absence of two years spent in teach- 
ing at Wesleyan to take his place in the Ger- 
man Department of the college. 



UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL MEETINGS 

October Nineteenth Set as Date for Fraternity 

Initiations 

The Undergraduate Council held its first 
meeting in the Verein Room at the Library 
Tuesday evening, and decided upon October 
19th as the date for holding fraternity initia- 
tions. This date falls between the Exeter and 
Holy Cross games and is on a Tuesday instead 
of on Wednesday as in previous years. The 
Council felt that Tuesday was the better even- 
ing of the two on account of the football game 
on the following Saturday. 

The manager of the band was given per- 
mission to circulate a fifty cent subscription, 
beginning not earlier than Oct. 10. H. J. Col- 
bath is Chairman of the Council and Thomas 
Otis, Secretary. Other members are: J. L. 
Crosby, Sumner Edwards, W. P. Newman, A. 
W. Wandtke, W. E. Atwood, R. D. Morss, 
Robert Hale, and S. S. Webster. 

The next meeting will be held at 8 p.m. 
Oct. 7. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION RECEPTION 

The annual reception given by the Christ- 
ian Association to the Freshman Class was 
held in Hubbard Hall, Thursday evening, 
September 26th. The chief speaker of the 
evening was A. S. Hiwale, '09, Bwdoin's mis- 
sionary to India. In a few words he expressed 
his gratitude to the President, members of the 
faculty, and students for all they had done for 
him during his stay at Bowdoin. Speeches 
v/t.re made by W. B. Stephens, '10, President 
of the Association ; Prof. Henry Chapman, 
Prof. Franklin Robinson, "Ross" McClave, 
and Mr. James McConaughy, General Secre- 
tary of the Association for the coming year 
outlined the work and made an appeal for the 
men to enter heartily into the work which the 
Association is planning to do this year. 

The class and friends then adjourned to 
Alumni Hall where refreshments were served. 
The reception committee consisted of P. B. 
Morss, '10; H. L. Burnham, '11 ; E. G. Fifield, 
'11; K. Churchill, '12, and W. A. McCor- 
mick, '12. 



CROSS COUNTRY RACE WITH TUFTS 

Bert Morrill to Coach Track Team Again — New 

Course Laid Out for Cross Country 

Down in Boston there is a slogan "Boston 
1915" and up here in Brunswick the slogan is 
going to be Bowdoin 1910, meaning that Bow- 
doin has an eye on the New England Meet in 
1910. Two years ago we got a second place 
in the New England Intercollegiate, last year, 
through a run of unexpected hard luck and 
bad weather, Bowdoin pulled out only a 
fourth, but next year there is going to be 
something doing out on the Tech oval when 
the team from the Pine Tree state strikes 
there. The Orient had a talk with Bert Mor- 
rill the first of the week in which he outlined 
the plans for fall track work. But first of all 
everybody on the campus is glad that Bert is 
going to be with us again this year, because 
the college believes that he, if anybody, can 
turn out a winning team. 

No definite action with regard to fall track 
work has been taken yet, but the plan now is 
to have a cross country run with Tufts on the 
day of the Tufts football game, or the Friday 
before. The cross country this year will be 
at Brunswick, and the course will be a new 
one. In former years the race has started and 
finished at the corner of Maine and McKeen 
streets in front of the Theta Delta Chi House, 
but this year it will start on the athletic field 
and finish with a lap on the track. 

Bert wishes through the columns of the 
Orient, to urge the Freshmen in particular to 
come out. Most college Freshmen are young 
and capable of great development along cer- 
tain lines, and the time to get out and learn 
something about track work is this fall. There 
will be an interclass meet before the cross 
country comes off, in which it is the wish of 
the coach and Captain Colbath that every mem- 
ber of the Freshman Class participate. A man 
may know that he can't play baseball or foot- 
ball, but he never knows what he can do in 
track work until he tries. The greater num- 
ber of men we have entered in the minor 
events of the fall, the greater our chances of 
getting away with the New England Intercol- 
legiate in 1910. 



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ColleGC Botes 

D. T. Parker, '08, was on the campus, Saturday. 
( Pierson, '11, has gone to Brown this year. 

Irving L. Rich, '09, was in town, Sunday. He is 
in business with his father in Portland. 

Charles H. Byles, '11, preached last Sunday at 
the Fourth Street Free Baptist Church, Bath. 

Waitt, '11 is ill with typhoid fever and will not 
return to college this year. 

W. C. Allen, '11, has returned to Boxvdoin after 
a year at the University of Minnesota. 

Mr. F. H. Knight, Dartmouth, '82, visited friends 
on the campus, Saturday. 

Jack Gregson, Jr., captain of the 1900 football 
team, is in town for the week. 

Heath, '09, will enter the Harvard Law School, 
this fall. 

E. J. B. Palmer, '11, has entered Harvard this fall 
where he will study Chemistry. 

Purington, '11, and Purington, '12, entertained 
their father, F. O. Purington, '80, on Sunday. 

Charles Oxnard, '11, has been confined to his 
room with grip this last week. 

George C. Purington, '04, was on the campus last 
week. 

Professor Brown has moved on to Federal Street 
and Professor Ham is in the brick house. 

President Hyde attended the Peary banquet in 
Portland last week. 

Thirty or more students saw "The Roundup" at 
the Jefferson, in Portland, Saturday night. 

Professor Files has omitted German 9 this year 
on account of the few number that registered in.it. 

Professor Files has returned from his trip 
abroad and will meet his. classes, Thursday. 

E. W. Johnson, '09, was in town Sunday. He is 
working in the State Laboratory of Hygiene at 
Augusta. 

C. E. Carter, '09, was in town, Saturday, for the 
football game. He will soon leave to accept a bank- 
ing position in Oklahoma. 

Newell, '12. leader of the college band, played 
with the Richmond band, Tuesday, at the Farmers 
and Mechanics' Club Fair. 

Don White, '06, played ball on the Ariel Club 
of Lewiston, winners of the series with the Waseca 
Club of Auburn. 

Henry G. Clement, '00, has resigned the Princi- 
palship of Bridgton Academy to accept a position as 
principal of the High School at Redlands, Cal. 

A large party of students took a trip to Gurnet 
Saturday night, going by way of boat from New 
Meadows. 

Nickerson, '12, will not return to college this year 
because of sickness. He will spend the winter in 
Florida. 

Captain Colbath wants all men interested in track 
to come out this faU whether or not he has ever had 
on a track suit. Cross country practice started on 
Monday and the other track men will start work 
soon. 



Rev. John Hastings Quint, '97, who has been 
called to fill the place made vacant by Mr. Jump's 
resignation, will assume his duties in the Church on 
the Hill, November fifth. 

Arthur Ham, '08, who was recently operated on 
for appendicitis, is convalescent, and will soon enter 
upon his duties on the commission for the distribu- 
tion of the Russell Sage Fund. 

Captain Grant of the 1912 baseball team, has 
issued a call for candidates for the team to represent 
the class this fall in the annual Freshman- Sopho- 
more series. 

The play the dramatic club will give this year, 
has not yet been decided upon, but it will be 
announced this week when the call for candidates is 
posted. 

Maurice Hill, '11, will not return to college this 
year. He has been attending the Lewis School for 
Stammerers at Detroit, Mich., and will stay out of 
college a year to finish the work of the school. 

The college band held the first rehearsal of the 
year Thursday afternoon. With the addition of 
material in the Freshman Class the band promises 
to equal that of last year. 

George Bower, '07, and Claude Bower, '09, ex- 
'varsity baseball men are learning the woolen man- 
ufacturing business with their father at the Colum- 
bia Mills, Lewiston. 

P. C. Voter, '09, winner of the Charles Carroll 
Everett scholarship, and H. M. Smith, '09, were on 
the campus the first of the week. Both will go to 
Harvard where Voter will take a Ph.D. in chemistry 
and Smith will enter the law school. 

A week ago Bates played Fort Mclvinley with 
the score o to o. Maine played the Amherst Aggies, 
o to 0, Saturday, and Colby beat Kent's Hill. 
12 to o. 

George C. Webber, '98, and Harrie L. Webber, 
'03, have opened a suite of offices in the new National 
Shoe & Leather Bank Building, Auburn. They now 
have the second best suite of offices in Auburn and 
Lewiston. 

Thru the addition of Mr. Scott to the History 
Department, Prof. Johnson and Mr. Scott are able 
to find time to give weekly half-hour conferences 
upon the week's readings. This system is in vogue 
at Princeton where it is known as the preceptor 
system. 

A good-sized Bowdoin delegation attended the 
Harvard summer school this year. Prof. Foster 
gave a popular course in the Principles of Educa- 
tion, and among the Bowdoin men present were 
Sparks, ex-'og, Murray Donnell, '08, John Leydon, 
'07, T. D. Ginn, '09, E. J. Palmer, '11, and W. E. 
Atwood,. '10. 

On Monday evening Dr. Burnett met those men 
interested in the study of Philosophy in the Psycho- 
logical laboratory for the purpose of forming a 
Philosophy Club. Those present at the first meeting 
were Townsend, '10, Guptill, '10, Crossland, '10, P. 
B. Morss, '10, Babbitt, '10, Pierce, '11, Kellogg, '11, 
Meserve, '11, E. H. Webster, '10, Atwood, '10, 
Wandtke, '10, Grace, '10, Weston, '10, and M. G. L. 
Bailey, '11. The next meeting will be held in the 
same place at seven o'clock on Oct. II. Anyone 
interested is invited. 



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Keating, '12, is carrying the library mail this year. 

Frank Smith, '12, broke his little finger in the 
Fort McKinley game. 

Grant, '12, was elected captain, and Newell, '12, 
manager of the 1912 baseball team, Saturday. 

The Freshmen and Sophomore baseball teams 
commenced practice on the Delta, Monday. 

The football training table is at Pennell's, as 
usual. 

All those out for track, football, and baseball this 
year are being given physical examinations. 

Wyman, '12, was down at Brown University a 
few days this week, visiting his brother. 

Ninety-seven 1912 men return to college this 
year. 

Mr. Hiwale, '09, spoke at the Christian Associa- 
tion reception, Thursday evening. 

The first Freshman-Sophomore baseball game 
comes off next Saturday. 

Chapel monitors commenced taking attendance 
Tuesday morning. 

The college dormitories are now equipped with 
wash bowls upon every floor and shower baths upon 
the second floor of each end. 

P. G. Bishop, '09, has left the employ of the 
International Banking Co., and is now working for 
the New York Telephone Co., in New York City. 

The Class in Economics I. this year is especially 
large. The History room in Adams Hall is filled to 
overflowing and extra seats will be needed to 
accommodate all. 

Jasper J. Stahl, '09, is at present in Gottingen, 
Germany, where he writes his friends the purest 
German is spoken. He is doing some hard but 
thoroly interesting work. He leaves for the 
University of Leipzig the first of October. 

The passing of Peary through Brunswick called 
out the college spirit. Many of the classes that were 
in session were dismissed and almost the entire 
college was at the station to give Peary some rous- 
ing cheers. 

The Sophomore baseball team candidates held 
their first practice Monday afternoon on the Delta. 
About 15 men presented themselves and light prac- 
tice was indulged in. The material as a whole seems 
of good quality. 

The Freshmen held their first class meeting 
Tuesday in Memorial Hall. The class did not elect 
class officers at this meeting, however, the only busi- 
ness transacted after organization being the election 
of captain and manager of the class baseball team. 
These were Greenwood from Medford, Mass., cap- 
tain, and Norton from Phillips, manager. 

Professor Foster has been granted a sabbatical 
year for 1909-1910. He will spend the year at 
Columbia University under an appointment as Fel- 
low in Education at Teachers' College and Exten- 
sion Lecturer for Columbia University in Educa- 
tional Psychology. He will give a course of thirty 
lectures at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and 
Sciences. His courses in English at Bowdoin Col- 
lege will be given by Mr. Snow and Mr. McConaghy. 
His courses in Education will be omitted in 1909-10 
and offered in 1910-11. His address is Livingston 
Hall, Columbia University, N. Y. 



The following men will be taken on the Harvard 
trip: Capt. Newman, E. B. Smith, Simpson, King. 
Hastings, Crosby, Hurley, Sullivan, Farnham, Wil- 
son, F. A. Smith, Matthews, Pratt, Jackson or Boyn- 
ton. Knight, Kern, Ballard, Coach McClave, Man- 
ager Otis, Trainer Nickerson, and Assistant Coach 
Gregson. 

Alfred Wandtke, '10, Humphrey Purington, '11, 
and Donald Weston, '12, played summer baseball 
on the Mechanic Falls team. Ex-Captain Stanwood, 
'08, and Coach Rawson played on the same team. 
Mechanic Falls defeated all opponents and won the 
championship of Oxford, Cumberland and Andro- 
scoggin counties. Ellison Purington, '12, was the 
official scorer for Mechanic Falls. 

At Syracuse this fall, there has been installed, in 
the new Gymnasium, a rowing tank, which is the 
only successful one of its kind in the country, 
although a similar one was tried at Harvard but 
without success. In the tank is a stationary shell 
with seats for an eight-oared crew. The oars have 
holes bored in the blades so as to lessen the strain. 
The water is forced down one side of the tank by a 
motor which sucks it back on the other side, making 
a continuous current around the shell.. Thus the 
men, by facing one another, equalize the strain which 
is also lessened by the perforated oars being pulled 
with the current. Another motor ventilates the 
room by constantly changing the air. By using this 
tank in the winter the crew has the advantage of 
several months over the other college crews. 

BOWDOIN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 

Oct. 2 — Harvard at Cambridge. 
Oct. 9 — Dartmouth at Hanover, 
Oct, 16 — Exeter at Brunswick, 
Oct, 23 — Holy Cross at Worcester, 
Oct, 30— Colby at Waterville, 
Nov, 6 — Bates at LewistOn, 
Nov. 13 — Maine at Brunswick. 
Nov. 20— Tufts at Portland. 



MEETING OF ATHLETIC COUNCIL 

A meeting of the Bowdoin Athletic Council was 
held in Dr. Whittier's office after the Fort McKinley 
game Saturday, at which matters of importance con- 
nected with the administration of business of the 
Council for the coming year, were talked over and 
officers of the Council were elected, C, T. Hawes 
was re-elected chairman, Prof, C. C, Hutchins, 
Treasurer; McFarland, '11, Secretary; Newman, 
'10, and Hon, Barrett Potter, Auditing Committee, 
and Prof, C. C. 'Hutchins and Colbath, '10, schedule 
committee. 

Acting under the new board of officers it was 
voted that the managers of all athletic teams who 
have not already done so, be required to hand in 
reports or their receipts and expenditures before 
Sept. 30th. 

June 21, 1909, C. C. Hutchins, Treasurer, 
In account with Bowdoin Athletic Council : 
Dr. 

Balance from 1907-8 $245 33 

Tennis balance 11 13 

High School, 10 per cent, funds 9 77 



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Return of track loan 49 62 

From Lee's old account 3 7S 

Fort McKinley game 7 85 

Colby game 55 20 

Bates game 23 77 

Loan paid by Robinson 62 00 

Maine game 16 87 

Colby game 1 1 42 

Tufts game 10 35 

Bates game 1580 

$522 86 
Cr. 

Trophy case, Geo. T. Little $23 00 

Loan to Track Manager Robinson 62 00 

Cedar posts, Wm. Mixer SO 00 

Printing. Geo. T. Little 10 00 

Frtight, John Leonard 12 00 



$157 00 
Cash on hand June 21, Union Nat. Bank, 365 86 



Union National Bank. 

The funds are distributed as follows : — 

Balance in 10 per cent, fund $315 52 

In General Treasury So 34 

I have examined the books and accounts of the 
Treasurer of the Athletic Council, and find the fore- 
going to be an accurate summary of receipts and 
disbursements for the year 1908-9. 

Barrett Potter^ for the Auditors. 

June 21, 1909. 



NEW BOWDOIN MEN 

One Senior, Four Juniors, Two Sophomores, Eighty- 
six Freshman, and Four Specials. 

1910 
Edward H. Webster, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1911 
Elmer H. King, Cape Elizabeth, Me. 
David T. Burgh, Wiscasset, Me. 
Paris E. Miller, Cumberland Centre, Me. 
Willard H. Curtis, Pittston. 

1912 
George H. Nichols, North Grafton, Mass. 
Clarence R. Long, St. Albans, W. Va. 

1913 
Moses Burpee Alexander, Houlton, Me. 
Edward Oliver Baker, North Adams, Mass. 
Robert Willis Belknap, Damariscotta, Me. 
Josiah Steele Brown, Whitinsville, Mass. 
Percv Clarence Buck, Harrison, Me. 
Charles Roy Bull, Monticello, Me. 
Edwin Clarence Burleigh, Augusta, Me. 
Manning Hapgood Busfield, North Adams, Mass. 
John Coleman Carr, Frankfort, Me. 
John S. Childs, Lewiston, Me. 
Sanford Burton Comery, Thomaston. Me. 
Reginald Adell Conant, Portland, Me. 
Warren C. Coombs, Camden, Me. 
Frank Irving Cowan, Pittsfield, Me. 
Yurnyer Adrian Craig, Frankfort, Me. 
James A. Creighton, Thomaston, Me. 
Lawrence A. Crosby, Bangor, Me. 
Cedric Russell Crowell, Richmond Hill, N. Y. 
George Otis Cummings, Portland, Me. 
Albert Percival Cushman, Bangor, Me. 
Leon Dodge, Newcastle, Me. 



Stanley F. Dole, Portland, Me. 

Paul Howard Douglas, Newport, Me. 

George Campbell Dufifey, Jr., Medford, Mass. 

John Edward Dumphy, Portland, Me. 

Percy O. Dunn, Yarmouth, Me. 

Walter Faber Eberhardt, New York City. 

Frederick Trevenen Edwards, Milwaukee, Mass. 

Charles Richard Farnham, Bath, Me. 

Paul Hamilton Emery Kennebunk, Me. 

Edwin Johnson Fuller, Groveland, Mass. 

Daniel Earl Gardner, Calais, Me. 

Harold Davis Gilbert, Farmington, Me. 

Merton W. Greene, Madison, Me. 

Winthrop Stephenson Greene, Worcester, Mass. 

Carlton Greenwood, Medford, Mass. 

Mark Langdon Hogan, Bath, Me. 

Raymond Kingsley Hagar, Island Falls, Me. 

Harry Howes Hall, Sturbridge, Mass. 

Henry Levenseller Hall, Camden, Me. 

Charles Blanchard Haskell, Jr., Pittsfield, Me. 

Philip Thoburn Hazleton, Portland, Me. 

Stanley J. Hinch, Danforth, Me. 

Benjamin Dyer Holt, Portland, Me. 

Herbert Martin Howes, Ridlonville, Me. 

Leon Everett JoneSj Winthrop, Mass. 

Ira Benjamin Knight, Derry, N. H. 

Verd Russell Leavitt, Wilton, Me. 

John Lewis, Skowhegan, Me. 

Wilmot Clyde Lippincott, Augusta, Me. 

Paul C. Lunt, Portland, Me. 

William Benedict McMahon, Brunswick, Me. 

Douglas Howard McMurtie, Woodfords, Me. 

Eugene Wallace McNeally, Portland. Me. 

Aaron Marden. Farmington, Me. 

Harold William Miller, Lynn, Mass. 

John Arnett Mitchell, Gallipolis, Ohio. 

Bryant E. Moulton, Portland, Me. 

William Joseph Nixon, East Rochester. N. H. 

James Augustus Norton, Phillips. Me. 

Clifton Orville Page, Bath, Me. 

Ray Eaton Palmer, Bath. Me. 

Albert Elisha Parkhurst. Presque Island. Me. 

Harry Leavitt Perham, South Ackworth, N. H. 

James Everett Philoon, Auburn, Me. 

Sumner Tucker Pike, Lubec, Me. 

Leo Walter Pratt, Wilton, Me. 

Walter Henry Rogers, Topsham, Me. 

Henry Rowe, Oldtown, Me. 

Daniel Saunders, Lawrence, Mass. 

Paul C. Savage, Bangor, Me. 

Donald S. Sewall, Bath, Me. 

Lester Borden Shackford, South Poland, Me. 

George Lincoln Skofield, Jr., Brunswick, Me. 

Lawrence W. Smith, Portland, Me. 

Alvah Booker Stetson, Brunswick, Me. 

Albert Dyer Tilton, South Portland, Me. 

John Howe Trott. Yarmouth, Me. 

Curtis Tucker Tuttle, Colusa, Cal. 

Earle Blanchard Tuttle, Freeport, Me. 

W. Fletcher Twombley, Reading, Mass. 

Harry Burton Walker, Biddeford, Me. 

Luther Gordon Whittier, Farmington, Me. 

Frederick S. Wiggin. Saco, Me. 

Fred Dixon Wish, Jr., Portland, Me. 

Philip Shaw Wood, Bar Harbor, Me. 

Specials 
Harold D. Archer, Dorchester, Mass. 
Herbert F. Gates, Constantinople, Turkey. 
William E. Montgomery, Wakefield, Mass. 
George M. Graham, Topsham, Me. 



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VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 8, 1909 



NO. 12 



HARVARD 17, BOWDOIN 

Crimson Team Much Faster than Last Year — Bowdoin 

Makes First Down 

Bowdoin's hopes of making at least as 
good a showing against Harvard this fall as 
she has done for the last two years were rudely 
shattered by the crushing defeat administered 
by the crimson at the Stadium last Saturday. 
Harvard gained ground almost at will, being 
able to break through Bowdoin's line again 
and again, and often circling the ends for long 
gains. Bowdoin, on the contrary, could make 
no impression on her opponent's almost im- 
pregnable line, gaining first down but twice, 
once when Frank Smith cut loose for 27 yards 
around Harvard's end and once on a forward 
pass. Smith's run was made in the second 
half, when Harvard's substitution of many 
second string men made the teams more evenly 
matched. Bowdoin, moreover, played rather 
disappointing football. 

Harvard, after receiving the kick-ofif be- 
hind her goal posts, chose to scrimmage from 
the 25-yard line, and from there, by rapid fire 
plunging and end runs, carried the ball over 
Bowdoin's line in 4^- minutes. The second 
touchdown was made by Corbett after F. 
Smith had fumbled on Bowdoin's 15-yard 
line. Harvard scored a third time in the sec- 
ond half in the first few minutes of play, but 
thereafter the ball was kept in the middle of 
the field. About 9,000 spectators attended 
the game. The summary : 
H.-kRVARD Bowdoin 

Houston (Huntington), l.e I.e., E. Smith 

McKay, l.t l.t, Newman 

West (O'Hare), l.g l.g., Pratt 

Withington, c c., King 

Fisher ( Stowe) , r.g r.g., Hastings 

Fish (Forster), r.t r.t., Crosby 

G. Brown, r.e r.e.. Hurley 

L. Smith, r.e. 
R. Brown, r.e. 

O'Flaherty (Galatti), q.b q.b., Sullivan 

Corbett (Frothingham), l.h.b l.h.b., F. Smith 

Leslie (Pierce), r.h.b r.h.b., Farnum 

P. Smith (Morrison), f.b f.b., Kern 

Score-— Harvard, 17 ; Bowdoin, 0. Touchdowns 
— P. Smith, 2; Corbett. Goals from touchdowns — 
Withington, 2. Umpire— Hackett of West Point. 
Referee — Pendleton of Bowdoin. Field Judge — 
Farmer of Dartmouth. Time — 20- and is-minute 
halves. 



SOPHOMORES 14, FRESHMEN 12 

Freshmen Throw Away Game by Changing Men 

The Sophomores won the opening game in 
the series with the Freshmen last Saturday by 
the score of 14 to 12. The Freshmen played 
fast baseball during the first of the game and 
had a big lead on the Sophomores. In the 
middle of the game several changes were made 
in the pitchers on the 1913 team and the result 
was disastrous. In the seventh inning the 
Sophomores scored eight runs and gained the 
lead which they kept. Several men on the 
Freshman team played games that marked 
them as possible varsity material. Alexander, 
Dole, Childs, and Tilton were especially good. 
The score : 

1912 

BH PO A E 

Davis, 2b o I 2 

Joy, ss, lb I 7 I 2 

Marsh, cf., ss i i 

Brooks, c I 10 3 o 

O'Neil, 3b, cf I 3 2 

Parcher, l.f * i i o 

Daniels, ib, 3b 3 5 2 i 

Purington, r.f i o 

McCormick, r.f 0000 

Means, p 3 7 i 

Totals II 27 16 7 

1913 

BH PO A E 

Clancy, 3b, p i i i o 

Greenwood, r.f 0003 

Gilbert, l.f i i 

Savage, l.f 0100 

Alexander, ib 2 9 2 

Tilton, cf I I o 

Childs. ss 2 I 3 o 

Lewis, p.. l.f 1040 

Dole, 2b I I o 

Belknap, c i 10 i 2 

Skoltield, p o o 

Hall, p o o o 

Stetson, p o o o o 

Totals 10 24 10 7 

Innings i 2 3 4 $ 6 7 8 9 

Sophomores o i 2 2 8 I — 14 

Freshmen 2 i 3 3 o i 2 0—^12 

Runs made — By Davis 2, Joy, Marsh, Brooks, 
O'Neil, Parcher, Daniels 3, McCormick 2. Means 2, 
Clancy 2, Gilbert 3, Alexander 3, Childs, Lewis, 
Belknap 2. Two-base hits — Daniels 2, Childs 2, 
Alexander, Lewis. Stolen Bases — Davis 3, Marsh 
3, Brooks 2, O'Neil, Means 2, Clancy, Childs, Dole, 



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Belknap. Base on balls — Off Means 2, off Lewis 4, 
off Skolfield.3, off Hall, off Clancy. Struck out— 
By Means 6, by Lewis 3, by Skolfield, by Hall 2, by 
Stetson 2. Sacrifice hits — Tilton, Greenwood. Hit 
by pitched balls — McCormick, Gilbert, Belknap. 
Wild pitches — Lewis, Clancy 2, Hall. Umpire — 
Clifford, '11. Time — 2h. lom. 



A NEW GREEK READER BV PROF. WOODRUFF 

Prof. Woodruff in collaboration with Prof. 
J. W. Hewitt of Wesleyan (Bowdoin, '97), is 
at work upon a Greek Reader to be used in 
place of the Anabasis in the second year work 
in Greek. As many of the colleges base the 
elementary examination for admission on 
either the first or second book of the Anaba- 
sis, these two books will be included in the 
Reader, and an amount of text equal to books 
three and four will be made up of numerous 
short selections of easy passages, each fairly 
complete in itself. By the use of such a book 
the pupil instead of being limited to one author 
will make the acquaintance of several. This 
will give a much greater variety to the work 
than has been customary, and it is hoped will 
stimulate interest by bringing the student into 
contact with a wider range of thought, and 
giving him a clearer view of Greek life and 
customs. 

Prof. Hewitt will contribute the work on 
the Anabasis. During the suinmer Prof. 
Woodruff has been working on the other 
selections. He hopes to complete his annotat- 
ing and the special vocabulary required, in the 
course of the college year and it is expected 
that the book will be ready for the publishers 
sometime next summer. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION SPEAKER 

A feature of the Christian Association 
meetings this year will be a series of talks on 
the general subject, choosing a Life Work, 
presented by men who have been eminently 
successful in their work. 

The first of these talks will be given next 
Thursday evening, Oct. 14, when Alfred E. 
Burton, '78, Dean of the Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology, will speak on "Scientific 
Work." Dean Burton is well known to all 
Bowdoin men because of his interest in the 
college and his frequent visits here. Let us 
give him a good audience ! 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

President Hyde was the speaker Sunday 
in chapel and he used for his text the parable 
of the five talents. He said, in referring to 
the progress Bowdoin has made in some of its 
departments, that there are two kinds of col- 
leges and two kinds of men. One kind is con- 
tent to leave well enough alone; the other 
knows that nothing is so good but that it turns 
to the bad if left alone. 

In Bowdoin two great defects were 
noticed. Two years ago, modern languages 
were not taught correctly, for the divisions 
were too large. History and Government, it 
was realized, cannot be properly taught by lec- 
tures merely, with one examination at the end 
of the course. By that system, the men do no 
work through the year, only "cramming" up 
on the subject for the examinations. "It 
would have been possible," President Hyde 
said, "to have gone on in that way, and no 
one would have known the difference." But 
the difference between a moving, progressive 
institution and a stagnant one, is that the for- 
mer takes up all possible advantages and elim- 
inates all possible defects in its system, no 
matter what the cost. 

His second point was that there are two 
ways to look at work. One is the conven- 
tional — "well-enough" way, practiced by the 
fellow who "crams" at the end and supposes 
that is education. Nine-tenths of the money 
spent on that man is wasted. The other and 
the good way to look at work, is to realize 
what you are here for; to do your work as 
best you can and take advantage of your op- 
portunities. The first is the stagnant stu- 
dent ; the second the wide-awake one. 

His last point was on individual responsi- 
bility, a thing everyone should realize, as 
Daniel Webster did his to God. The faculty 
realize their responsibility and are endeavor- 
ing to keep this college from being stagnant. 
They hope for the best of everytliing for the 
college and are doing what they can along 
these lines. It is hoped that the students will 
realize that they have an individual responsi- 
bility, each one, and that they will help by 
doing their part. 



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HARVARD, DARTMOUTH AND WESLEYAN TO 
INAUGURATE PRESIDENTS 

This fall is to witness the inauguration of 
new presidents in three of the old New Eng- 
land colleges, — ^Harvard, Dartmouth and 
Wesleyan. The change of executives in each 
instance marks the end of a long and honora- 
ble career on the part of the retiring presi- 
dent. 

The inauguration of President A. Law- 
rence Lowell of Harvard University, occurred 
on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this 
week. Two hundred and fifty delegates rep- 
resenting the learned institutions of the civil- 
ized world, were present, the number including 
185 presidents of colleges and universities. 

On Oct. 14 Dr. Ernest Fox Nichols will be 
inaugurated as president of Dartmouth Col- 
lege. Elaborate exercises have been planned 
and a large number of alumni and invited 
guests are expected to attend. 

President Taft has promised definitely to 
be the guest of honor at the inauguration of 
Dr. William Arnold Shanklin as president of 
Wesleyan University on Nov. 12. Senator 
Root of New York and President Hadley of 
Yale, are to be among the speakers. 



economics at Bowdoin, and in 1900 he was 
called to the chair of economics at Yale at the 
age of twenty-seven, the youngest man ever 
made a professor there. 



BOWDOIN MAN ON TARIFF COMMISSION 

Professor Henry Crosby Emery, '92, Honored by 
President Taft 

The choice, by President W. H. Taft, of 
Professor Henry Crosby Emery of Yale, as 
chairman of the newly created tariff commis- 
sion, meets with general approval ; but no- 
where has the news been received with greater 
satisfaction, than in Maine. His is one of the 
most important public positions in the United 
States, to-day. The three men on the com- 
mission will receive annually an allowance of 
$75,000 for salaries, experts and expenses. 

Prof. Emery is the son of Chief Justice L. 
A. Emery, '61, of the Supreme Court of Maine, 
and was born in Ellsworth, Dec. 21, 1872. 
In 1892 he graduated from Bowdoin. Har- 
vard conferred upon him the degree of A.M. 
in the following year, and the next year 
Columbia the degree of Ph.D. From 1894- 
1900 he was instructor, and later, professor of 



AMERICAN HISTORY PRIZES 

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 statesmanship of Charles Sumner. 
During the Reconstruction Period. 

2. The Political Influence of Horace 
Greeley through the New York Tribune dur- 
ing the Civil War. 

The essays should contain not less than 
fifteen nor more than twenty-five thousand 
words. All essays must be submitted in type- 
written form to Prof. Allen Johnson not later 
than May i, 1910. The competition is open 
to Seniors and Juniors. 

The Bennett Prize will be awarded this 
year for the best essay on the subject: 

City Government by Commission. 

Essays should contain not less than five 
nor more than ten thousand words; and 
should be submitted to Prof. Allen Johnson 
not later than May i, 1910. The competition 
is open to Seniors and Juniors. 

Those who intend to compete for these 
prizes should hand their names to Prof. John- 
son before selecting a subject. 



GOOD GOVERNMENT CLUB 

The Good Government Club met Wednes- 
day in the History room in Adams Hall and 
organized for the year. Robert Hale, '10, was 
elected President, and H. Q. Hawes, Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

The purpose of the club is to promote 
ideals of good government and from time to 
time secure speakers of national reputation to 
come here and talk before the club or the col- 
lege on matters of interest to students of gov- 
ernment. It is hoped that in the near future 
the club will be able to secure the services of 
Hon. Asher C. Hinds, the parliamentarian of 
Congress, to give a talk in Memorial Hall 
upon the work and conduct of the Congress 
of the United States. 



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■ THE Collegiate Year 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

p. B. MORSS. 1910 J. C. ■WHITE. 1911 

THOMAS OTIS. 1910 E. 'W. SKELTON. 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 
■W. A. FULLER. 1912 



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Topsham Fair next week. Don't take any 
bad nickels. 



The Freshman Class seems to be "right 
there with the bells on." 



There is a disposition among upper class- 
men to laugh at the present Freshman head 
gear, but he who laughs should pause and look 
into the future. The time is coming when a 
baby bonnet won't be so huge a joke. 



Dean Alfred E. Burton, '78, of the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, speaks at the 
Christian Association meeting next Thursday 
evening. Dean Burton has given two worthy 
sons to the college, is one of our most distin- 
guished and enthusiastic alumni, and deserves 
a hearing-. 



Do You Know How 
To Talk ? 



Henry James has scored 
the American people upon 
what he calls their news- 
paper English. Surely there is no more dis- 
tinguishing mark of refinement than correct 
use of the mother tongue, and conversely, 
nothing stamps a man an ignoramus as surely 
as incorrect and careless speech. It is not 
necessarily the person who uses the most 
Johnsonian expressions, or who makes best 
use of our old friends, unity, mass and coher- 
ence, to whom we look , for good English 
expression. Attention to detail and accuracy 
in small things, rather than bombast and ses- 
quipedaHanism, are the true marks of the gen- 
tleman of culture. 

There seems to be a tendency among the 
students of Bowdoin College to disregard or 
forget correct forms in speaking, or as a vis- 
itor to the college put it, "The English that 
you Bowdoin fellows use is something horri- 
ble." Such expressions as, "It was me," "be- 
tween you and /," "he helped John and /," 
"'He did it like I did," "I like John best" (of 
two), "anyone would do that, wouldn't they" 
and innumerable other little mistakes of every- 
day talk, are barbarisms in which Bowdoin 
men seem to revel. There are undoubtedly a 
great many men .in college who can discourse, 
intelligently upon the "Persistent Problems of 
Philosophy," read German and French, or 
ascertain by integral calculus just how many 
chickens there are in seven soft boiled eggs, 
who cannot give accurate rules for the use of 
sit and set, lay and lie, or shall and unll. 



The purpose of the 
Communications Orient is to present what- 
ever may be of interest to 
Bowdoin men, accurately, readably, and com- 
pletely ; to uphold the established traditions of 
the college ; and to represent the best senti- 
ment of the college in all matters. To this 
end the co-operation of the faculty, the class 
officers, the alumni organizations, and every 
undergraduate is urged, so that the Orient 
may represent the college in its entirety. The 
heads of undergraduate activities should make 
it a part of their business to see to it that their 
interests receive due recognition in our col- 
umns. The box near the bulletin board on the 
front of the chapel is for the use of persons 
who wish to send communications to the 
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will not be printed unless desired. Copy must 
be left in the Orient box before 8 o'clock on 
Tuesday evening to appear in the issue of 
Friday. 



Cross country work was 
Cross Country begun last Wednesday and 
the squad is starting from 
the gym at four o'clock every afternoon now. 
The work at present consists of fairly easy 
running in distances of two and three miles 
and Hare and Hound races will be run off 
later in the fall. The pnospects for a strong 
team are good as all of last year's team are 
still in college. The work has been satisfac- 
tory except that the number of men out has 
been too small. Any man who is interested 
■in running ought to come out and try for the 
team. Cross country running is both a pleas- 
ure and a benefit and the hare and hounds 
races are even more enjoyable. Let enough 
new men turn out this week to make a large 
squad and add to the chances for a good team. 



^ „ c ■ -J. Just at this tmie of year 

College Spirit as -' , ^, •'. 

»< T ^ J • c • we hear the expression. 
Manifested in Service « ,, • •^., ^ , . 

college spirit used m 

mass-meetings, on athletic fields, in every 
department of college life. Bowdoin gives to 
every man who enters her gates a history 
richer in traditions than any other college of 
its size in the country and such traditions fur- 
nish the very best material out of which to 
mould college spirit. To create the real col- 
lege spirit it is necessary to apply a force ; that 
force is the hard, earnest work of the under- 
graduate. Without this work college spirit is 
a mere empty name. 

There are one and thirty ways for a man 
to show that he is willing to work for his col- 
lege. Athletics, managerships, literary work, 
even that much neglected department known 
as the curriculum, all furnish opportunities for 
the undergraduate to take a hand. Every 
man who comes to college is good for some- 
thing, and the opportunity for a Freshman to 
show what is in him is especially good. You 
who are Freshmen, must not be afraid to come 
out and work in any branch that interests you. 
Never think that because you are not able to 
display skill on the athletic field, you cannot 
show college spirit. The priceless traditions 
accumulated by generations of Bowdoin men 
mark you as displaying the very best kind of 
college spirit when you work for the common 
interests of Bowdoin Collesre. 



CALENDAR 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER pTH 

2.30 Bowdoin 2d vs. Hebron at Hebron. ' 
3.00 Bowdoin vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 
4.00 Cross country squad leaves gymnasium. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER lOTH 

10.45 Rev. H. p. Woodin, Pastor of the High 
Street Congregational Church of Auburn, 
preaches in the Church on the Hill. 

5.00 Sunday chapel. Conducted by Prof. H. L. 
Chapman. 

MONDAY, OCTOBER IITH 

2.30-4.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross country squad leaves gym. 
7.00 Meeting of Philosophical Club in Psychology 
laboratory. 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER I2TH 

2.30-4.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross country "squad" leaves "gymnasium." 
4.30 Band rehearsal in band room. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER I3TH 

2.30-4.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross country squad leaves gym. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER I4TH 

2.30-4.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.30 Band rehearsal in band room. 

7.00 Meeting of Christian Association in Associa- 
tion Rooms. Dean Alfred E. Burton, of 
the Masscahusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy will speak. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER ISTH 

2.30 to 4.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittfer Field. 
4.00 Cross country squad leaves gym. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER i6th 

3.00 Bowdoin vs Exeter on Whittier Field. 

SOME LEADING REVIEWS ON PROF. JOHNSON'S 
"STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS" 

The MacMillan Company has recently 
issued a pamphlet in which they give some 
leading reviews of Prof. Allen Johnson's 
work on Stephen A. Douglas. The book 
was used at Leland Stanford University last 
year as a text-book for a course in American 
History. Some of the leading commenters 
speak as follows : 

"The volume, aside from being an excel- 
lent interpretation of a unique personality and 
a great character and narrative of an excep- 
tionally interesting career, is an illuminating 
study of American politics during the contro- 
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a manner that unfailingly holds the interest of 
the reader." — Louisville (Ky.) Courier Jour- 
nal. 

"The stormy career of the 'Little Giant' is 
portrayed well in these pages and the defects 
as well as the virtues of the man are shown. 
Dr. Johnson has succeeded in this book in giv- 
ing to his readers what has long been needed, 
an adequate biography of the great rival of 
Lincoln." — Boston Transcript. 

"A straightforward, non-partisan and ex- 
tremely interesting narrative." — Springfield 
(Mass.) Republican. 

"Professor Johnson knows the West in 
which Douglas moved. He has made careful • 
and fruitful study of all the printed sources, 
the newspapers, and some few manuscripts. 
And he has given us a brilliant and well-bal- 
anced biography. To a notable degree he has 
succeeded in portraying a man moving in his 
environment." — Independent (N. Y.) 

His style is clear and pleasant, and he 
quotes so freely from his authorities, naming 
them so numerously, that his book will be one 
of authority." — Times (N. Y.) 

"Mr. Johnson's biography, in effect, is 
well-constructed, well-written, and eminently 
sensible. He has not attempted a 'vindica- 
tion' of Douglas ; he has been content to paint 
a sympathetic but thoroughly frank portrait." 
—Outlook (N. Y.) 

"A fine story told with uncommon power. 
No significant episode of the 'Little 
Giant's' personal or political career is left un- 
touched . . . Never before has the 
account of the generous way in which Doug- 
las came to Lincoln in the darkest hour of the 
Nation's distress been so effectively pre- 
sented." — San Francisco Chronicle. 

"He furnishes us the fullest and most vivid 
picture of Douglas's remarkable, almost terri- 
ble, powers as a debater. . . . With ab- 
solute self-control, thorough knowledge of all 
the main facts, and a very superior literary 
finish, Professor Johnson gradually lets us see 
that Douglas's greatness was as a politician 
who can win support and exert political influ- 
ence for personal or party purposes. 
He has produced a study in American politics 
that has all the life and realism of a moving 
picture in which Douglas is the most conspic- 
uous figure." — Nation (N. Y.). 

"Mr. Johnson's book is well worth reading. 
It will have a place as a just estimate of one 
of the great party leaders of a former day." — 
Chicago Post. 



ART BUILDING NOTES 

A case of antique china, two old brass five- 
branch candelabras and two old brass Roman lamps 
were given to the Art Collection of the college by 
Mrs. Bangs of Waterville in memory of her son. 
Dennis Bangs, Class of '91, who died this summer. 

A Lafayette badge was given by Nat. B. T. Bar- 
ker, M.D., '02, which was worn by his grand- 
mother, when a school girl, at the laying of the cor- 
ner-stone of the Bunker Hill Monument in 1825. 

Two Roman coins, struck about 144 and 154 
B.C. respectively were presented by Miss Alice 
Sewall of Bath. 



CollcGC Botes 

Courses under Prof. Files have begun this week. 

One hundred and four men are enrolled in Eco- 
nomics I. 

Ashley, '12, spent Sunday at his home in Leices- 
ter, Mass. 

Sullivan. ex-'i2, has entered the Freshman Class 
at Princeton. 

W. A. McCormick, '12, is editing the Orient 
calendar this year. 

Stuart Brown, '10, returned to college from 
Whitinsville, Monday. 

Walter Averill Powers, '06, of Brookline, Mass., 
was on the campus, Monday. 

Harrington, '12, and Andrews, '12, returned to 
college the first of the week. 

The new laboratories for the use of men in 
Chemistry 5 have just been fitted up. 

Dennis, '11, has returned to college after a sum- 
mer at the Poland Spring House. 

Sanford, '11, is at home, ill with rheumatism, but 
is expected to return to college soon. 

Prof. Hustings gave adjourns to his Mechanical 
Drawing and Surveying Classes this week. 

Jim McBain, janitor of Maine, has bought a 
house in Little Village and is now living there. 

H. F. Hanson, '10, who has been at the Mt. 
Washington House this summer, has returned to 
college. 

In place of Latin A and B the faculty are offer- 
ing free tutoring to students deficient in advanced 
Latin this year. 

Prof. Henry Johnson expects to begin his usual 
course of explanatory lectures on the Art Building 
and contents next week. 

Owing to the fraternity initiations on October 
19th, the debating course will meet Monday evening 
instead of Tuesday of initiation week. 

Austin Cary who has been assistant professor of 
forestry at Harvard, has accepted the position of 
superintendent of state forests in New York. 

The annual convention of the Franco-Americans 
of Maine was held at the Town Hall, Brunswick, 
this week. One hundred and seventy-five delegates 
were in attendance, many of whom visited the col- 
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Harrington, '12, returned to college, Monday. 

Andrews, '12, returned to college, Saturday. 

The Bible Study classes begin work next Sunday. 

Wandtke, '10, is assistant in the French depart- 
ment. 

Prof. Burnett gave adjourns in his courses, 
Thursday. 

H. E. Carney, Medic, '12, has entered the Sopho- 
more Class. 

D. J. Ready has been on the campus for the last 
few days. 

Bryant, '12, is working in the Bruiiszvick Record 
office, Thursdays. 

Meserve, '11, and Evans, '10, are assistants in 
Chemistry this year. 

A. W. Fiske, ex-'o9, has returned to college, and 
will graduate with 1910. 

C. D. Robbins, '11, is attending the Hutchins 
School at Saxsville, Conn. 

Dr. Whittier was in Boston a few days last week 
and attended the Harvard game. 

Seward J. Marsh, '12, sprained his ankle in foot- 
y ball practice, Tuesday afternoon. 

Kimball, '11, who was obliged to leave college 
last February because of ill health, has returned. 

W. Fletcher Twombly, of Reading, Mass., who 
has been selected as chapel organist this year, was 
heard for the first time, Sunday. 

Announcement was made on September 15 of the 
engagement of Miss Sarah Merriman of Bruns- 
wick, and Wallace M. Powers, '04, of New York. 

Coach Morrill wants more men to come out for 
track. Freshmen, especially, are urged to turn out; 
even though they have had no previous experience. 

New hymnals have been purchased for the col- 
lege chapel and it is expected that they will arrive 
some time next week and will be in use by a week 
from Sunday. 

President Hyde, Professor Brown and Professor 
Burnett were at Harvard from Tuesday to Thurs- 
day of this week as delegates to the inauguration 
of President Lowell. 

The topic for discussion at the next meeting for 
informal conference on philosophical problems will 
be : The most fundamental question that can be 
asked. The next meeting will be October 11. 

A. W. Wandtke, '10, is getting out the college 
calendar this year. The front page will be of 
leather and the principal decoration will be a picture 
of the Walker Art Building. The calendar will 
appear just before the Christmas vacation. 

A large number of fellows went to see the Bos- 
ton Americans play an all-Maine team in Portland, 
Tuesday afternoon. "Deacon" Rawson, who 
coached the Bowdoin baseball team last season, 
played second base for the All-Maine. The score 
was 3 to o in favor of Boston. 

A little item in the Commencement Number of the 
Orient contained a bit of information which will be 
of interest to any undergraduate who has ever 
attended a dance at Memorial Hall; namely, that 
the governing boards of the college voted an appro- 
priation for the laying of a new floor in that 
building. 



H. W. Slocum, '10, spent Sunday with relatives 
in Augusta. 

Clifford, '11, umpired the Freshman-Sophomore 
game, Saturday. 

Kennedy, '12, is principal of the Albion High 
School this year. 

Hovey, '09, has gone on the Boston Herald staff 
as one of the editors. 

Prof. A. W. Anthony of Bates, spoke in the 
Church on the Hill, Sunday. 

McFarland, '11, is working at the Poland Spring 
House and will not return to college until Oct. 15. 

The Sophomore-Freshman game called out more 
class spirit than has been seen for a number of 
years. 

The office hours of the Secretary of the Faculty 
will be from 12.30 to 1.30 daily except Saturday. 
On Monday from 1.30 to 2.30, and Thursday from 
2 to 3. 

Danold MacMillan, '97, Commander Peary's 
lieutenant, while in Bowdoin roomed for the first 
two years in 32 Winthrop and for the last two years 
of his course in 20 Appleton Hall. 

The Juniors who are taking American History 
this year are making special study of the biogra- 
phies of American statesmen and their writings in 
connection with the conference work. 

About sixteen men are out during cross-country 
work this week. The squad looks promising ; a 
good bunch of old men are back and some good 
material from the Freshman Class is showing up. 

Invitations have been issued to the marriage of 
Miss Gladys Doten to Mr. Philip Freeland Chap- 
man, '06, at Portland on Saturday evening, October 
the twenty-third. 

President Hyde and Prof. Hutchins will go to 
Hanover on the fourteenth of October to attend the 
inauguration of Ernest Fox Nichols to the Presi- 
dency of Dartmouth College. 

Prof. Robinson gave an address before the Bow- 
doin Club of Boston, last Friday evening, on "The 
Human Touch in College Administration." There 
was a record attendance of the members and at the 
close of the meeting a congratulatory message was 
sent to Commander Peary. 

Charles Follen McKim, who received an honor- 
ary degree from Bowdoin in 1894, died last Sep- 
tember. The Boston Transcript of September the 
fifteenth calls him "the acknowledged leader of the 
profession of architecture in America and the most 
eminent American architect of his time." The long 
list of buildings erected by the firm of McKim, 
Mead, and White includes the Walker Art Gallery 
of Bowdoin College. 

President Hyde will be away from Brunswick 
until October 17th to attend the inauguration of 
presidents at Harvard and Dartmouth, During the 
past week he has been at Harvard in company with 
Profs. Brown and Burnett. Saturday morning he 
will address a meeting of secondary school princi- 
pals of New York City and vicinity in New York, 
and will preach Sunday at Mt. Holyoke College. 
Upon Thursday of next week he will attend the 
exercises of inauguration at Dartmouth and Satur- 
day a meeting of the trustees of Phillips-Exeter 
Academy_ at Exeter, N. H. Philosophy I will not 
meet again until October 18. 



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Hlumni Department 

VACATION NECROLOGY 

Since the last issue of the Orient, death has 
removed several beloved and distinguished 
graduates from the roll of the alumni. The 
annual catalogue of the Medical School will 
no longer contain the names of two professors 
who occupied their chairs with distinction for 
over a quarter of a century. Dr. Stephen H. 
Weeks, LL.D., died i Sept. 1909, at Portland, 
and Dr. Charles O. Hunt, July 24 at Scar- 
borough. From the Class of 1857 which lost 
two members last December, two others were 
taken in June, both of whom had distin- 
guished themselves as officers in the Civil War 
and afterwards as lawyers in their respective 
counties; Major Strickland died on the fifth 
and Major Belcher on the tenth. The latter 
had been for twenty years an active member 
of the Board of Overseers. 

Of the older alumni Col. Jeremiah H. Gil- 
man, '54, died Aug. 26, at Manhattan Beach, 
N- Y. ; Abner H. Davis, Esq., '60, July 25, at 
Portland; Rev. Webster Woodbury, '64, Aug. 
24, at Framingham, Mass., and Dr. I. S. Cur- 
tis, '67, on June 9, at Brunswick. The Class 
of 1876, also lost two prominent members, 
Jere M. Hill A.M., on June 17, at Standish, 
Me., and William G. Waite, Esq., July 30, at 
Dorchester, Mass. 

Of the younger alumni Dennis M. Bangs, 
Esq., '91, after several months of ill health, 
died at Waterville, July 20; Dr. Ernest L. 
Hall, '98, died unexpectedly from the result of 
a surgical operation July 9 at Oxford, and 
Thomas F. Shehan, '09, whose demise had 
been long foreseen, passed away at his home 
in Portland, Sept. 17. 

'■jj. — Commander R. E. Peary crowned 
over two score years given to Arctic explora- 
tion by planting the United States flag at the 
north pole on April 6, 1909. 

'92. — Prof. Henry C. Emery of Yale, has 
been appointed by President Taft chairman of 
the new tariiT commission, one of the highest 
honors received in recent years by the younger 
alumni and widely acknowledged as well de- 
served. 

'98. — The scientific collections and obser- 
vation made by Prof. Donald B. MacMillan in 
the recent successful expedition to the North 
Pole are spoken of as an important contribu- 
tion to our knowledge of the Polar regions. 



'00. — Henry G. Clement has resigned the 
principalship of Bridgton Academy to become 
principal of the High School at Redlands, 
Cal., whither he removed with his family in 
September. 

'00. — Albro L. Burnell, United States vice- 
consul at Barranquilla, Columbia, paid a visit 
to his parents at Portland last August and 
gave an account of a short lived South Amer- 
ican revolution which he witnessed at his sta- 
tion. 

'00. — Philip L. Pottle, Superintendent of 
the International Paper Company's mill at 
Glen Falls, N. Y., was married 15 Sept. 1909, 
to Miss Nell Thurston Burgess of Rumford, 
Maine. 

'01. — Dr. George L. Pratt of Farmington, 
Maine, was married 29 June, 1909, to Ethel 
Mae, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. 
Staine of that place. 

'01. — Clarence B. Rumery of Biddeford, 
was married 14 July, 1909, to Carolyn Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. H. 
Bragdon of Boston. They will live at 42 
Myrtle Street, Biddeford, where Mrs. Rum- 
ery has for several years taught music in the 
public schools. 

'03. — ^W. Morris Houghton of the stafif of 
the Nexv York Tribune, was married i Sept. 
1909, to Mary Motte Pringle, daughter of 
Mrs. Edward J. Pringle of San Francisco, Cal. 
They reside at 542 West 147th Street, New 
York City. 

'06. — Chester C. Tuttle has been chosen 
principal of the Caribou High School. 

'06. — On the twenty-fifth of August, Mr. 
Geo. Carroll Soule, '06, was united in mar- 
riage to Miss Mildred Dennison Loring, at 
Yarmouthville. They are at home now at 
311 Ocean Street, South Portland. 

RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon, 
October 6, igog. 
Within the last summer death has removed from 
our number a beloved and respected brother, Abner 
Harrison Davis of the Class of i860, a man of ster- 
ling integrity and honorable career in teaching and 
legal work. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we express our own sorrow at 
the death of this honored brother and extend to his 
bereaved relatives and friends our sincerest sym- 
pathy. 

Carlton Whidden Eaton, 
Charles Boardman Hawes, 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 

For the Chapter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 15, 1909 



NO. 13 



PRESIDENT HYDE'S LETTER TO ALUMNI 

BowDOiN College, Brunswick, Me., 
October 5, 1909. 

To the Alumni and Friends of Bowdoin Col- 
lege: 

You have been so generous to the College, 
having given during the past five years more 
than a million dollars, that, in addition to the 
thanks already individually expressed, you are 
entitled as a body to know the condition in 
which you have placed the College, and what 
it is doing with these munificent gifts. 

We have a million dollar plant, and, count- 
ing income-producing funds held in trust for 
us, a two million dollar endowment. This 
equipment and these funds would be sufficient 
to conduct the College for some time to come 
in the traditional way: but the traditional way 
has developed serious defects; some of which 
your gifts will enable us to correct. New edu- 
cational ideals have been recognized; some of 
which your gifts will enable us to realize. 

An educational institution is at its maxi- 
mum efficiency when in every department com- 
petent and enthusiastic teachers are in such 
contact with well prepared and earnest stu- 
dents that the student is intensely aware of 
what is in the teacher's mind ; and, what is 
equally important, the teacher is intensely 
aware of what is and is not in the mind of 
each individual student. Accepting this as the 
standard of efficiency, everything below this ; 
— inefficient teaching, or unprepared students, 
or large lecture courses without frequent con- 
tact with individuals in small groups, is a com- 
promise between efficiency and economy or 
something worse. 

Laboratory methods in science ; individual 
appointments in English ; recitation methods 
with small divisions in subjects like mathemat- 
ics and languages ; all help to bring instruction 
up to its maximum efficiency. 

There remains a group of subjects ; his- 
tory, literature, economics, sociology, philos- 



ophy, which require grasp, insight and appre- 
ciation quite as much, as specific answers to 
specific questions. Here the preceptorial 
method of meeting small groups at frequent 
intervals, in informal conference, is almost a 
necessity if we are to secure that contact of 
individual mind with individual mind which is 
essential to real teaching. 

Your generous gifts have made possible 
the maintenance of a high standard of admis- 
sion and retention for students ; a substantial 
increase in salary for all permanent profes- 
sors ; the prompt removal of all temporary 
instructors who are not conspicuously success- 
ful ; the retention of professors called to other 
institutions ; the securing in competition with 
other institutions of an able group of young 
professors and instructors ; the division of 
classes in mathematics and languages into 
small sections, and the introduction of the pre- 
ceptorial method into the important depart- 
ments of history and political science. To 
promote these young instructors with sufficient 
rapidity to retain them ; to extend the precep- 
torial method to departments that need it ; to 
complete our plant by the erection of a new 
gymnasium ; will require the continuation of 
the generosity which has marked the past five 
years. 

This letter, however, is one of gratitude 
and congratulation not of solicita;tion : and 
these new needs are only mentioned' to show 
that the College is making a living and mov- 
ing, not a dead and stagnant use of the gifts 
already received. 

The college opens with an enrolment of 
52 Seniors, yy Juniors, 81 Sophomores, 90 • y^ 
Freshmen (first year), 33 Freshmen (second, 
third and fourth years) 9 Specials, making a 
total of 342. 

Every alumnus, friend and officer of the 
College rejoices in the glorious achievement 
of Commander Robert E. Peary, of the Class 
of 1877, ^'I'i the appointment, as Chairman of 
the Tariff Board, of Professor Henry C. 
Emery, of the Class of 1892. 

With renewed thanks and congratulations, 

Very truly yours, 

William DeWitt Hyde. 



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DARTMOUTH IS, BOWDOIN 

Dartmouth Scores Two Touchdowns in First Half, and 
Goal From Field on Free Kick in Second 

After an eight-year gridiron truce Bow- 
doin and Dartmouth met last Saturday at 
Hanover in a well played and speedy contest 
in which the spectacular plays pulled off at 
intervals by both teams kept the spectators on 
• edge throughout. Dartmouth won, 15-0, but 
she was forced to play fast football to turn the 
trick. Bowdoin's line had difficulty in hold- 
ing her opponent's heavy backs, but she 
braced noticeably whenever her goal line was 
threatened, holding four times on the four- 
yard line. Frank Smith, for Bowdoin, was 
again the star, notwithstanding the fact that 
he has for the two weeks been suffering from 
a broken finger. He made two narrowly 
missed tries at goals from the 35- and 4S-yard 
lines, after two downs had failed to advance 
the ball, and did some effective line plunging. 
Daly blocked a third trial for goal from the 
45-yard line and ran 65 yards for a spectacu- 
lar touchdown, narrowly eluding Sullivan, 
who trailed him the entire distance. 

Both touchdowns were made in the first 
half, Dartmouth, advancing the ball from the 
kick-off straight down the field, sent marks 
over the line for the first tally of the game, but 
thereafter scoring was more difficult. Bow- 
doin now held the heavy green attack and sel- 
dom permitted them to make long games, but 
through it all she had the ball her share of the 
time, and often had Dartmouth guessing, Sul- 
livan using good judgment in choosing his 
plays. In the second half Bowdoin came 
iDack strong and allowed her opponent to score 
but once, on a free field goal from the 35-yard 
line, after she had held Dartmouth on the four- 
yard line and punted out. The heat affected 
both teams to a considerable extent, the men 
being again and again obliged to remain lying 
on the ground after the whistle had blown. 
The summary: 

Dartmouth Bowdoin 

Daly, l.e r.e., Hurley 

Cottrell, I.e. 

Palmer, l.t r.t., Crosby 

Rollins, l.t. 

Tobin, l.g r.g., Hastings 

Needham. c c. King 

Dingle, c. 

Farnum, r.g l.g., Pratt 

Lang, r.t l.t., Newman 

Bankart, r.e I.e., E. Smith 

Dodge, r.e I.e., Matthews 

Pishon, q.b q.b., Sullivan 



Brady, q.b. 

Greenwood, l.h.b r.h.b.. Farnham 

H. Smith, l.h.b. 

Ryan, r.h.b l.h.b., F. Smith 

Lovejov, r.h.b l.h.b., Ballard 

Marks,' f.b f.b., Kern 

Dudley, f.b. 

Score — Dartmouth, 15. Touchdowns — Ryan, 
Daly. Goals from touchdowns — Tobin 2. Goal 
from field, Tobin. Umpire — Ingalls of Brown. 
Referee — Dadmun of W. P. I. Field Judge — 
Clough of Dartmouth. Linesman. Storys of Dart- 
mouth. Time — 20- and 15-m. periods. 



HEBRON II, BOWDOIN 2d 

The second team took its customary jour- 
ney to Hebron Saturday and sustained its cus- 
tomary defeat, although the fast prep, school 
eleven was not able to roll up as large a score 
as it has done in previous years. The only 
event that marred the game was the serious 
injury to Whitney of Hebron, who broke his 
leg in the first half. The summary : 

Hebron Bowdoin 2d 

O'Brien, l.e r.e,, Marston 

Lewis, l.t r.t., Cowan 

Sperdig, l.t. 

Gullrers, l.g r.g., E. Weeks 

Clemer.us, l.g. 

Karl, c c, Sanborn 

Blake 

Carson, r.g l.g., Simpson 

McGuire, r.t l.t., Douglass 

Bessy. 

CoUey, r.e I.e., D. Weeks 

Kent, r.e. 
Erswell, r.e. 

Brown, q.b q.b., Hawes 

q.b., Jones 

Curtis, l.h.b r.h.b, Stephens 

Fuller, r.h.b l.h.b., Bosworth 

Rice, r.h.b l.h.b.. Berry 

Whitney, f.b f.b.. Wood 

Mason, f.b. 

Score — ^Hebron 11. Touchdowns — ^Curtis 2. Goal 
from touchdown — Curtis. Umpire — Clifford. Ref- 
eree — Joy. Linesmen — Barker, Wilson and Milliken. 



COMMANDER PEARY INVITED TO EXETER GAME 

Manager Otis of the football team has 
extended in behalf of the student body, an 
invitation to Commander Peary to be present 
at the Bovvdoin-Exeter game, Saturday. Com- 
mander Peary is now at his summer home at 
Eagle Island, about five miles down Casco Bay 
from South Freeport, and up to the time of 
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to learn whether or not he will accept the invi- 
tation. Manager Otis sent the Commander 
six complimentary tickets for himself and 
family, which the college sincerely hopes he 
will see fit to use. Undoubtedly the presence 
of Commander Peary and his family in the 
grand stand would be an inspiration to the 
Bowdoin team to play the game for all there 
is in it. 



CROSS COUNTRY RACE WITH TUFTS 

If the negotiations which are now going 
on with the Tufts track management are com- 
pleted as they are expected to be, the cross- 
country run between Bowdoin and that college 
will take place on the afternoon of Friday, 
Nov. 19, the day before the Tufts football 
game. Both teams are 'accustomed to running 
in the afternoon and will be more at home then 
than in tlie morning; moreover, the men will 
have a chance to rest up to be ready to go into 
Portland for the game the next day. The race 
to be started and finished with a turn around 
the track and the band will be on hand at the 
field when a slight admission is to be charged. 



THE COLLEGE BAND 

The college band under leader Newell, '12, 
has been working consistently since the open- 
ing of the college year, and will make its first 
appearance at the Mass Meeting to-night, and 
at the Exeter game to-morrow afternoon. The 
band has not worked up an extensive reper- 
toire, as yet, but performs creditably what it 
has undertaken. The personnel of the band 
is as follows: Cornets, Newell, '12, Gilbert, 
'13, Holt, "12, Locke, '12, and Dunn, '13; clar- 
inets. Prof. Hutchins, Kern, '11, Clarke, '12, 
and Purington, '12; piccolo, Riggs, '12; bass, 
Weeks, '10, Knowles, '12; baritone, Cressey, 
'12; trombones, Callahan, '11, Atwood, '10, 
Wing, '10; altos, Guptill, '10, Skillin, '12, 
Greenleaf, '12, and Dodge, '13; bass drum, 
Sanborn, '10; cymbals, Sanborn," '11; tenor 
drum, Perry, '12, Woodcock, '12. 



SOPHOMORES 12, FRESHMEN S 

The Sophomores Won a second victory and 
the series from the Freshmen in baseball last 
Thursday, the score being 12 to 5. The game 
was for the second year men almost from the 
first. Although both Holt and Means were 



hit quite freely by the Freshmen, base-running 
and consistent hitting at critical times put the 
game on ice early in the contest and there it 
remained. Davis played a good fielding game 
for the Sophomores and O'Neil did some 
clever base running. Tilton and Dole showed 
up well for the Freshmen. The batting order : 
1912 1913 

Davis, 2b 3b,, Clancy 

O'Neil, ss r.f ., Greenwood, Garden 

Holt, p. & c.f c.f., Tilton 

Joy, c lb., Alexander 

Means, c.f. & p l.f., Gilbert 

Daniels, 3b ss., Childs 

Parcher, l.f p., Lewis, Skofield 

Purington-McCormick, r.f 2b., Dole 

Woodcock, lb c, Tuttle, Belknap, Bell 



SOPHOMORE=FRESHMAN MEET 

The track meet between the Sophomores 
and Freshmen will take place on Saturday, 
Oct. 23, if the weather is favorable. The meet 
is to be run as a regular college meet with 
officials and good preparations instead of being 
a farce as the attempt of last year was. While 
no class trophy is to be given, there will be 
badges for the winners and numerals will be 
awarded. As the rivalry between the classes 
is especially keen this year and both have good 
track material among their numbers, the meet 
should be a good one. 



ART BUILDING LECTURES 

Beginning October twenty-first and con- 
tinuing every Thursday up to the Thanksgiv- 
ing recess. Prof. Johnson will give informal 
'lectures on the Walker Art Building and con- 
tents. These lectures are to be given at 11.30 
and it is hoped that as many of the students 
as possible will avail themselves of this oppor- 
tunity to learn something concerning the Col- 
lege Art Building and of art in general. While 
it is planned to arrange the hours so as to be 
particularly convenient for the Freshmen, the 
lectures themselves will be of interest and 
profit to as many upperclassmen as can attend. 

For several years it has been regretted by 
the students that the college offers no course 
in the History of Art. Colby and Maine, 
both with art collections inferior to ours, have 
systematized courses either in Art or Art His- 
tory. Bowdoin, pre-eminently the center of 
culture in Maine, has no such a course 
slthough many of the students would like to 
take it. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

p. B. MORSS. 1910 J. C. WHITE. 1911 

"^HOMAS OTIS. 1910 E. W. SKELTON, 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 'W. A. McCORMICK, 1912 
•W. A. FULLER. 1912 



R. D. MORSS, igio 
J. L. CURTIS, 1911 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



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No. 13 



Latest from the Dartmouth game. The 
perspiration also ran. 



"This school is a place for men to work 
and not for boys to play." — President Alder- 
son to Colorado School of Mines entering 
class. 



The captain of the Yale nine, who is also a 
prominent football player, is one of the first 
declared honor men in the philosophical list. 
Brawn and brain pulling in harness. 



If anything could be offered as a justifiable 
excuse for ducking a Freshman in the bone- 
yard, it is practice of wearing high school pins, 
sweaters, caps, and other emblems from pre- 
paratory schools. Aside from being a per- 
nicious habit, it stamps a man as being more 
proud of his past record than he is loyal to his 
newly chosen Alma Mater. — The Tech. 



.„ i , . .. In his letter to the alumni 

An Appeal to the , • , ui- i • 

Alumni which we publish m an- 

other column. President 
Hyde looks a pressing issue squarely in the 
face when he says, "To complete our plant by 
the erection of a new gymnasium will require 
the continuation of the generosity which has 
marked the last five years." In making this 
statement President Hyde has sounded the 
keynote of undergraduate sentiment as well 
as that of the administrative officers of the col- 
lege. A new gymnasium for Bowdoin is not 
a luxury; it is a necessity and like all other 
good things must come from the alumni. 

In an address at the centennial exercises of 
a leading Maine preparatory school, Congress- 
man John P. Swasey made the remark that all 
the gymnasium the boys had when he went to 
school was the limb of a neighboring apple 
tree. Here at Bowdoin there is not an apple 
tree near enough the campus to furnish enter- 
tainment so the fellows have to put up with 
something that passed for a gymnasium twenty 
years ago, but which no longer meets the 
requirements. Last year the Freshman Class 
was so crowded at its gymnasium exercises 
that only a part of the men could see the 
instructor, and this year 1913 will repeat the 
experience. In contrast with swimming pools 
in use at colleges not as modern as Bowdoin, 
we have a place called a shower bath where 
the alternating currents of hot and cold water 
when allowed to roam at will, cause more 
pernicious profanity than four years of com- 
pulsory chapel can eradicate. The progress of 
both our track and baseball teams is inhibited 
because there is no running track or baseball 
cage for winter practice. 

The undergraduates of Bowdoin College 
are not professional kickers ; the cry for a new 
gymnasium is not the appeal of men who, hav- 
ing everything done for them, want still more ; 
it is an earnest appeal of absolute necessity. 
The college in its present flourishing condition 
cannot get along with the old gymnasium. A 
visitor to the college, a man entirely without 
prejudice, remarked to the writer one day' 
after having visited the Library, the . Art 
Building, Memorial Hall, the Science Build- 
ing and the Chapel, "You have a fine college 
here, but this gymnasium wouldn't make a 
good hen house for an agricultural college." 
Will not some alumnus make his name immor- 
tal by starting a fund for the erection of a new 
gymnasium? Send your contributions to the 



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Gymnasium Fund, care of the Bowdoin 
Orient. We will accept anything above ten 
cents. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, October 15TH 
7.00 Mass Meeting in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, October i6th 
■2.30-4.30 Track practice on Whittier Field. 
3.00 Bowdoin vs. Exeter on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country squad leaves gym. 
8.00 Rose Stalil in "The Chorus Lady." Empire 
Theatre, Lev^fiston. 

Sunday, October i/th 

10.4s Rev. Nacy McGee Waters, D.D., of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., College preacher, will speak in the 
Church on the Hill. 

5.00 Sunday Chapel conducted by Dr. Waters. 

7.00 Questionnaire in Christian Association 
Rooms. 

Monday, October i8th 

2.30-4.30 Track practice on Whittier Field. 

3.00 Football practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 Cross Country squad leaves gym. 

Tuesday, October iqth 
2.30-4.30 Track practice on Whittier Field. 
3.00 Football practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country squad leaves gym. 
Fraternity Initiations. 

Wednesday, October 20th 
Adjourns for the morning. 
2.30-4.30 Track practice on Whittier Field. 
3.00 Football practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country squad leaves gym. 

Thursday, October 21 st 

11.30 Prof. Henry Johnson will give a talk on 
the Art Building and its Contents. 

2.30-4.30 Track practice on Whittier Field. 

3.00 Football practice on Whittier Field. 

7.00 Rev. Raymond E. Calkins of Portland, will 
speak before the Christian Association on "The 
Bowdoin Mission in India." 

8.00 Meeting of Christian Association Cabinet 
at Beta Theta Pi House. 

Friday, October 22d 

10.50 Football Team leaves for Worcester. 

2.30-4.30 Track practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 Cross Country squad leaves gym. 

7.30 Hon. Asher C. Hinds, Parliamentary Sec- 
retary of Congress, will speak in Memorial Hall 
under the auspices of Good Government Club. 

Saturday, October 230 
3.00 Sophomore-Freshman Track Meet on. Whit- 
tier Field. 

Bowdoin vs. Holy Cross at Worcester. 



THE INDIAN MISSION OF MR. HIWALE 

Every Bowdoin man should be interested 
in the work of A, S. Hiwale, '09, who has gone 
back to India to work among his own people 
as a Bowdoin missionary. 

He is to be connected with one of the 
largest missions in India under the leadership 
of Dr. Hume. 

Rev. Raymond E. Calkins of Portland, 
Me., has been closely connected with this mis- 
sion through his church which has largely 
supported the House. Next Thursday even- 
ing, Oct. 21, Mr. Calkins will talk before the 
Christian Association about the conditions of 
work there and give a description of the field. 



COLLEGE PREACHER 

Rev. Dr. Nacy McGee Waters, the first of 
the college preachers for this year, will occupy 
the pulpit of the Church on the Hill next Sun- 
day. He is the. pastor of the Tompkins Ave- 
nue Congregational Church in Brooklyn, one 
of the largest of this denomination in the 
country. A graduate of the University of 
Virginia at nineteen, a teacher iDefore he be- 
came a theological student, trained in the the- 
ological seminary of Boston University, an 
admirer and a personal friend of Bishop 
Brooks, he has had a remarkable career both 
as a pulpit orator and as a pastor. A man 
in the prime of life, interested alike in athletics 
and in literature, his addresses have always 
appealed strongly to men whether young 
or old. 



HON. ASHER C. HINDS TO SPEAK 

Parliamentarian of Congress, and Tliomas B. Reed's 
Secretary to be Heard in Memorial Hall 

Hon. Asher C. Hinds, the Parliamentary 
Secretary of the House of Representatives, has 
signified his willingness to come here next 
Friday evening and speak in Memorial Hall 
on the work of the Congress of the United 
States. Mr. Hinds comes here under the aus- 
pices of the Good Government Club but the 
lecture will be open to the public. 

Without doulDt Mr. Hinds will be one of 
the best and most instructive speakers that the 
college will hear in Memorial Hall this year, 
because his position as Parliamentarian of 
Congress puts him closely in touch with the 
work of that body. In fact, there is no man 



no 



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in the country who has a more detailed knowl- 
edge of the workings of the government of the 
United States than Mr. Hinds. He is the 
man who stands by the side of Speaker Can- 
non and advises him upon points of Parlia- 
mentary procedure, so is on the inside of 
affairs at Washington. 

During Thomas B. Reed's term as Speaker 
of the House of Representatives Mr. Hinds 
was Mr. Reed's private secretary. Since Mr. 
Reed's death, Mr. Hinds has been in the of- 
fice he now holds. He has published a work 
called Parliamentary Procedure, and in now at 
work on a Life of Thomas B. Reed. He is a 
graduate of Colby College. No man in college 
who cares to know anything about the con- 
duct of the United States government can 
afford to be absent from this lecture. 



DEUTSCHER VEREIN 

The Deutscher Verein will begin its ses- 
sions the first week in November and the com- 
mittee is already at work upon the program to 
arrange for a long series of interesting even- 
ings on subjects connected with German liter- 
ature and life. The exact date of the first 
meeting will be announced in a later issue of 
the Orient, also the names of the speakers for 
the various meetings. For the first time in 
the history of the college, courses are to be 
offered this year in the early dialects of the 
Germanic languages. During the first semes- 
ter, the subject to be studied will be Gothic 
grammar together with readings from the 
translation of the Gothic Bible by Ulfilas. 
During the second semester, the class will con- 
tinue the reading of Gothic and will begin the 
studies of Old High German. These courses 
are intended to furnish an introduction into 
the university work in Germanics for all stu- 
dents who purpose to begin university work 
after igraduation from college. 



COLLEGE PREACHERS FOR THE YEAR 

Through the generosity of Professor and 
Mrs. Files, the college is again to have the 
privilege of having a distinguished list of col- 
lege preachers during this winter. The 
preachers are to occupy the pulpit at the col- 
lege church at 10.45 Sunday morning and are 
also to speak at chapel in the afternoon. The 
following is the list : 

Oct. 17— Rev. Nacy MeGee Waters, D.D., 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. 



Nov. 14— Pres. Albert P. Fitch, D.D., of 
Andover Seminary, Cambridge, Mass. 

March 20— Rev. J. G. K. Miller, D.D., of 
the McCormick School, Chicago, 111. 

April 17— Rt. Rev. W. N. McVickar, D.D., 
Providence, R. I. 

May 15— Rev. Rockwell H. Potter, D.D., 
of Hartford, Conn. 



(Xollege Botes 

MASS-MEETINQ at 7 o'clock. The College Band 
will Furnish Music 



Frost, '04, was here over Sunday. 

Curtis, '11, preached Sunday at Oxford. 

Arthur Ham, '08, was in town, Tuesday. 

Webber, '07, was_ on the campus, Sunday. 

L. S. Pratt, '12, returned to college, Saturday. 

Kent, '12, and Purington, '12, spent Sunday at 
home. 

Prof. Brown gave adjourns in French I. last 
week, 

Leon S. Larrabee, ex-'04, was on the campus over 
Sunday. 

Bert Morrill went to the Dartmouth game with 
the team, Friday. 

The Lisbon Falls team defeated the Cabots, 4 to 
3. on the Delta, Saturday. 

Crossland, '10, is pastor of the Mechanic Falls 
Congreational Church this year. 

Professor Mitchell preached at the Congrega- 
tional Church in Richmond, Sunday. 

Professor Woodruff occupied the pulpit in the 
Congregational church at Woodfords, Sunday. 

Bryant, '12, and Maloney, '12, were in Boothbay 
and vicinity, Friday and Saturday of last week. 

Donald MacMillan, '97, Commander Peary's 
lieutenant, has been in Freeport the last few days. 

An instruction car of the Scranton Correspond- 
ence School has been at the station during the last 
week. 

The Bowdoin College Mandolin and Guitar Club 
has secured the services of S. A. Thompson of Port- 
land, as coach this year. 

Roland Waite, '11, who has been seriously ill with 
typhoid fever at his home in Gardiner, is now re- 
ported as improving in health. 

Assistant Manager Berry is trying to arrange a 
second team game with Kents Hill for Oct. 23, 
when the 'varsity goes to Worcester. 

Prof. Hutchins gave his Physics classes ad- 
journs the last few days as he is attending the in- 
auguration of the new Dartmouth president. 

Harvard University last week conferred upon 
Edward Bradford Titchener, Professor of Psychol- 
ogy of Cornell, the degree of Doctor of Science. 
Prof. Titchener is the author of the text-book 
used in Psychology I. 



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Prof, and Mrs. Fairchild spent Sunday at Mere 
Point. 

Lyde Pratt, '12, returned to college the first of the 
week. 

D. J. Ready, '10, is attending Clark University 
this year. 

Goodspeed, '09, is teaching English in Worcester 
Academy. 

John T. Hale, '12, returned to college the first of 
the week. 

Wandtke, '10, spent Sunday visiting friends in 
Biddeford. 

Nickerson, '10, spent Sunday at his home in 
Boothbay Harbor. 

Harry Merrill, '09, is teaching this year in East- 
port High School. 

Pratt, '12, received a slight injury on the knee 
in the Dartmouth game. 

Stone, '10, attended the Maine Musical Festival 
held at Bangor last week. 

Skillin, '12, is playing the pipe organ at the Uni- 
versalist Church, Sundays. 

Members of the Boothbay Harbor High School 
visited Bowdoin, Saturday. 

There will be a meeting of the Chemical Club 
the latter part of next week. 

Frank White, '08, and Ralph Smith, ex-'io, expect 
to attend the Exeter game, Saturday. 

Chancellor McCormick of the University of 
Pittsburg, visited the college, Monday. 

Adjourns were granted Thursday afternoon that 
the students might attend the Topsham Fair. 

Dr. Copeland is giving a course in lectures at 
the Bangor Theological Seminary on Fridays. 

Owing to the fraternity initiations next Tuesday 
the Government conferences will be omitted. 

John Manter, captain of last year's baseball team, 
is coaching the Cony High football team this fall. 

Holt, '12, was head linesman in the Portland 
High School Bridgton Academy game in Portland, 
Saturday. 

The Hanover trip was a hard one for the football 
^ team. It included travel by night and a change of 
trains five times each way. 

The team and coach report a better showing for 
Bowdoin in the Dartmouth game than the Boston 
papers gave us. 

Wandtke, '10, Purington, '11, and Weston, '12, 
will play baseball with the Mechanic Falls team 
against the All-Maine, Saturday. 

Don A. H. Powers, '74> of Houlton has been ap- 
pointed a member of the committee in charge of the 
enlargement of the Maine State Capitol Building. 

German 9 which was announced in an earlier 
issue of the Orient as being omitted for the year 
1909-10 will be continued during the present year. 

C. E. Files, '08, has returned from a season of 
summer baseball with the Holyoke team in Connec- 
ticut League, and is now coaching the Fryeburg 
Academy football team. 

Profs. Mitchell, Sills, Allen Johnson and Ham 
will represent the college at the meeting of the 
Maine Association of Colleges and Schools at Lewis- 
ton, Oct. 29 and 30. 



Arthur Taylor Parker, '76, was on the cam- 
pus, Sunday. 

Commander Peary while at Bowdoin, roomed for 
the first part of his course at the corner of Page and 
Union streets and for the latter part at 6 Lincoln 
street. 

Prof. Nixon will give an extra course in Latin 
this year as preparation for the entrance examina- 
tions in Latin for those having conditions in that 
subject. 

The oflScials for the Exeter game will be Ingalls 
of Brown, and Stevenson of Exeter. The game will 
be called at 2.30. . The college band will be in the 
grand stand. 

Prof. Robinson leaves for Richmond, Va., Fri- 
day, to attend the meeting of the American Health 
Association. He goes as a delegate of the Maine 
Board of Health and will read a paper there. 

The Freshman-Sophomore Track Meet will come 
ofif Saturday, Oct. 23. No man will be allowed to 
compete who has not had two weeks training. Rib- 
bons and medals will be awarded to those getting 
first, second, or third place. 

Herbert L. Harris, '72, of Portland, has just 
returned from Barcelona, Spain, where he was sent 
as one of the delegates from the United States to 
the International Esperanto Congress. He will 
speak at the Cony High School Friday evening on 
Esperanto, and the present political conditions of 
Spain. 

The cross-country race with Tufts will come off 
Friday, Nov. 19. A large number of men are urged 
to come out, not only for cross-country work but 
also for training in track. It must be remembered 
that all the point winners in the New England Meet 
were 1910 men, and fellows from the other classes 
must take their places. 

Jud, the barber, wishes to give notice that if the 
football team wins the championship he will give 
each man who makes his B a shaving mug with his ^- 
name and class upon it. William F. MacFadden, 
proprietor of Mac's Tavern also wishes to announce 
that he will take the team to the Inn if the state 
championship comes to Bowdoin. 

The football team reports an exceptionally hos- 
pitable reception at Hanover last week. During the 
game the Dartmouth fellows frequently cheered 
good work by the Bowdoin team, and after the game 
members of the college and professors furnished six 
automobiles to convey the fellows to White River 
Junction to take the train. On the way up the team 
stopped at Newton Inn, Norwich, Vt., and on the 
return journey at the Copley Square Hotel in Boston. 
Dr. Whittlesey, a professor at Bowdoin fronj 
1861 to 1865, died September thirtieth. He was born 
in New Britain, Conn., May 14, .1821. He entered 
Yale University four years later, after which he took 
up a course in theology at the Andover Thelogical 
Seminary. The honorary degrees of Master of Arts 
and Doctor of Laws was given to him by Yale. He 
saw military service under General Howard. From 
1867 to 1874 he was a professor at Howard Univer- 
sity, from which he received the degree of Doctor 
of Divinity. For a number of years Gen. Whittlesey 
was secretary of the Board of Indian Commissioners, 
to which he was appointed by Gen. Grant in 187-1. 
While in this capacity he negotiated several impor- 
tant treaties with the savage tribes of the West. 



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Hlumni department 

'59. — Rev. Henry M. King of Provi- 
dence, R. I., is the author of the new biogra- 
phy of Sir Henry Vane, which treats especially 
of his valuable service in the struggle for free- 
dom of conscience in England and New Eng- 
land, of his brief career in the Massachusetts 
Bay and his helpful relation to the Colony of 
Roger Williams. 

'64.- — ^Hon. Charles F. Libby, LL.D., was 
chosen president of the American Bar Asso- 
ciation at its annual meeting in Detroit last 
August. 

'75. — The annual address before the Ala- 
bama State Bar Association was delivered at 
Birmingham, July 8th, by William J. Curtis, 
Esq. His subject was: "The history of the 
purchase by the United States of the Panama 
Canal ; the manner of payment ; and the distri- 
bution of the proceeds of the sale." In its 
printed form the address supplies a clear and 
authentic account of this much discussed 
transaction, and is a valuable contribution to 
historical literature. 

'75. — William E. Hatch, A.M., the head of 
the textile school at New Bedford, Mass., one 
of the best equipped of modern industrial 
schools, spent a portion of his summer vaca- 
tion in Brunswick. 

'95. — Dr. Frank Herbert Mead, of Ban- 
gor, who was last year chosen president of the 
Maine Dental Association, married Sept. 6, 
1909, Miss Hazel Howe Stewart of that city. 

'98.— Ralph L. Wiggin, A.M., lately of 
Falmouth, Mass., assumed this month his 
duties as superintendent of the public schools 
of Braintree, Mass. 

'99. — Edgar A. Kaharl, principal of the 
Brunswick High School, is receiving congrat- 
ulations on his engagement to Miss Carolyn 
Atwood of Boston. 

'99. — Dr. H. E. Marston has settled in the 
practice of his profession at Pittsfield, Me. 

'02. — William E. Wing, lately principal of 
the Presque Isle High School, is this year at 
the head of the Department of Science in the 
Portland High School. 

'03. — Edward A. Dunlap is coaching the 
football team at Richmond College, Rich- 
mond, Va. 

'03. — Daniel Colin Monro was married i 
Sept. 1909, at Utica, N. Y., to Priscilla, 
daughter of Mrs. Frederick G. Chamberlain. 



'04. — Henry E. Beverage married at 
Thomaston, Aug. 26, 1909, Miss Lena Perry 
French. 

'04. — Alphonso C. Merryman was married 
24 Aug. 1909, to Miss Annie Skolfield Har- 
rington, of Brunswick. They will reside at 
Superior, Wis., where Mr. Merryman is 
engaged in teaching. 

'04. — The engagement is announced of 
Wallace M. Powers of New York City, to 
Miss Merriman of Brunswick, now a student 
in the Leland Powers School of Oratory at 
Boston. 

'05. — Morris O'B. Campbell married 4 
Sept. 1909, Miss Martha Wilson of Cherry- 
field, Maine. They reside in Boston, Mass., 
where Mr. Campbell is employed as a claim 
agent by the Boston & Albany Railroad. 

'06. — George C. Soule was married Aug. 
25, 1909, to Mildred Dennison, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Ansel L. Loring, of Yarmouth, 
Me. They will reside at 311 Ocean Street,- 
South Portland. 

'06. — Robert T. Woodruff has passed the 
examinations for admittance to the Masaschu- 
setts bar but will complete the full course at 
the Harvard Law School before entering upon 
his profession. 

'06. — Rev. Oscar Peterson resigned in 
August the pastorate of the Hillside Church, 
in Cornish, and the same month became prin- 
cipal of the North Parsonsfield Seminary. 

'06. — William J. McDougald who has been 
teaching at Topsfield, Mass., was lately chosen 
principal of the high school at Scituate, Mass. 

'07. — ^Chester S. Kingsley of the State 
Laboratory of Hygiene, was married at 
Augusta, October 7th, to Miss Esthelle Mae, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Smiley. 

'07. — Neal W. Allen was married to Mar- 
garet L., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. 
Stevens of Portland, Me., 19 June, 1909. 
They reside at 19 Craigie Street. 

'07. — Asa O. Pike was married by Bishop 
Codman at St. Luke's, Portland, 30 June, 1909, 
to Geraldine, daughter of Mrs. Mabel E. Fitz- 
gerald of that city. They reside in San- 
ford, Me. 

'08. — Shipley W. Ricker is principal of the 
High School at Shirley, Mass. 

'08. — Russell S. Taylor was married 12 
Aug. 1909, to Miss Carrie A. Davis of Flag- 
staff, Me. They will reside at Freeport. 



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VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 22, 1909 



NO. 14 



BOWDOIN 9, EXETER 6 

Drop Kicks by Farnham Makes Game Safe for 
Bowdoia 

Bowdoin celebrated her return to home 
grounds Saturday, by a well-earned victory 
over Exeter, and that she did not roll up a 
larger score against the fast prep school 
eleven was due largely to the superb long dis- 
tance punting of Downing, the Exeter cap- 
tain. Bowdoin had possession of the ball two- 
thirds of the time, and made her gains almost 
entirely by line bucking, Kern and Ballard 
doing great work in carrying the ball, many 
times with half the Exeter team hanging to 
them. Kern's work, indeed, had a great deal 
to do with Bowdoin's victory. Exeter used 
the new football most, getting off two 
successful forward passes out of three at- 
tempts, one of which, a perfect shot straight 
into the arms of the waiting end far ahead, 
netted 25 yards. She could not gain through 
Bowdoin's line, making her distance mainly 
by clever end runs, aided by splendid interfer- 
ence. All scoring was done in the first half, 
Kern carrying the ball over for the first 
touchdown in eight minutes, after both teams 
twice had held and been obliged to relinquish 
possession of the ball. Large factors in ob- 
taining this score were Kern's run a moment 
previous for 40 yards, and an onside kick net- 
ting 12 yards. Exeter then braced for two 
downs on her six-yard line, but on the third 
try Kern was jammed over for the score, in 
the furthest corner of the field. Farnham 
kicked out to Sullivan, who made a pretty 
catch directly in front of the goal posts, 
whence a goal by Newman was easy. 

Exeter, however, evened things up within 
the next five minutes. Bowdoin received the 
kick-off but was unable to gain. Exeter took 
the punt and by big gains, in which two per- 
fectly executed forward passes for 25 and 15 
yards helped materially, carried the ball over 
and a moment later kicked the goal. 

On the kick-off Exeter could not gain, and 
repeated line plunges by Bowdoin carried the 



ball to the 20-yard line, from which Farnham 
dropped a perfect goal, after being forced to 
kick hurriedly, from trouble with a bad pass. 
Thereafter neither scored, the half ending 
soon after an outside kick to Hurley gained 30 
yards to Bowdoin. 

Bowdoin started the second half with a 
rush, Ballard and Kern repeatedly making 
six-yard gains through Exeter's line, until her 
steady advance down the field was stopped by 
a 15-yard penalty, due to E. Smith's over- 
eagerness in recovering an onside kick before 
it touched the ground. The ball then changed 
hands often, while "Baldy" Smith began to 
show his speed by rushing in and throwing 
Exeter men for big losses before they got 
started. Then Bowdoin began to advance 
again. Ballard made three 12-yard gains, 
pulled and shoved by his team-mates, and 
Kern wriggled thru centre again and again. 
Exeter finally held and after reeling off a 17- 
yard end run was penalized 15 yards because 
a forward pass was allowed to drop to the 
ground untouched. She then punted, but 
ISowdoin could not make first down more than 
once and was forced in turn to kick. Soon 
after Sullivan allowed one of Downing's long 
punts to carry over his head, to be recovered 
by an Exeter man on Bowdoin's 15-yard line, 
but the blowing of the whistle prevented fur- 
ther damage. Frank Smith sat on the side 
lines, unable to play because of injuries 
received in practice. The summary: 

Bowdoin Exeter 

E. Smith, l.e I.e., Whiting 

Newman, I.t l.t, Holbrook 

Pratt, l.g l.g., Kirkpatrick 

King, c c, Downing 

Hastings, r.g r.g., Cooney 

Crosby, r.t r..t., Mitchell 

Hurley, r.e r..e, Faulkner, Crandall 

Sullivan, q.b q.b., O'Brien 

Ballard, l.h.b l.h.b., Purkile 

Farnham, r.h.b r.h.b., Pearson 

Kern, f .b f.b., Cornell, Courtney 

Score: Bowdoin, 9; Exeter, 6. Touchdowns, 
Kern, Pearson. Goals from touchdowns — 
Newman, Downing. Goal from field — Farnham. 
Umpire — Stephenson of Exeter. Referee — Mac- 
readie of Portland A. A. Head Linesman — John 
D. Clifford of Bowdoin. Field Judge — Ralph W. 
Smith of Augusta. Time — 20-minute halves. 



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DARTMOUTH CONFERS DEGREE OF LL.D. ON 
PRESIDENT HYDE 

Dartmouth conferred the honorary degree 
of LL.D. upon President Hyde last week. He 
had formerly received the degree of D.D. 
from Bowdoin and from Harvard in 1886 and 
of LL.D. from Syracuse University in 1897. 

The recipient of these honors was born at 
VVinchendon, Mass., September 23, 1858. He 
was prepared for college at Phillips-Exeter 
Academy, graduated at Harvard in 1879, 
studied at Union Theological Seminary, New 
ver Theological Seminary in 1882. After a 
year of post-graduate study of philosophy at 
Andover and Harvard, he was for two years 
pastor of the Congregational Church at Pater- 
son, New Jersey. In 1885, he was chosen presi- 
dent of Bowdoin College, a position which he 
has since occupied despite repeated invitations 
to larger institutions. "Under his adminis- 
tration the students, the faculty and the en- 
dowment of the college have increased two- 
fold, while his papers and addresses on educa- 
tional subjects have won him a foremost place 
among the college presidents of the country. 
A series of successful books in the department 
of ethics and religion has not only established 
his reputation as a clear thinker, and forceful 
writer, but extended his influence across the 
water." His "Practical Ethics" appeared in 
1892, "Outlines of Social Theology" in 1895 ; 
"Practical Idealism" in 1897, "God's Educa- 
tion of Man" in 1899, "'Jesus' Way" in 1902; 
"From Epicurus to Christ" in 1904; "The 
College Man and the College Woman," in 
1906; and "Abba Father" and "Self-Meas- 
urement" in 1908. Of these "Jesus' Way" has 
been translated into French and several others 
have passed through repeated editions. 



probability is that the meet has gone into the 
air for this fjll, because the Bowdoin-Colby 
football game will make it almost impossible 
to hold a class meet on Oct. 30. 



SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN MEET CALLED OFF 

The Sophomore-Freshman Meet scheduled 
for next Saturday will not take place because 
of the large number of men in both classes 
who are called out of town by the first and 
second team football games, the former at 
Worcester, Mass., with Holy Cross, and the 
latter at Portland with Westbrook Seminary. 
Another reason for calling ofl: the meet is that 
there are so few men out for both teams. In 
this respect the Sophomores have been the 
worst offenders. 

Coach Morrill says that there is a possibil- 
ity of holding the meet next week, but ,the 



THE RHODES SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATIONS 

The Rhodes' Scholarship contest has 
caused more interest to be manifested this 
year among Maine college students and par- 
ticularly by Bowdoin men than any year since 
its establishment. This may be due in part to 
the new conditions by which it was possible 
for any student in good standing in a Maine 
college to receive the honor. Formerly only 
one college in a year was allowed the privilege 
of sending a man to Oxford. There is al- 
ready one man from the state at Oxford and 
ihe vacancy will be filled next October. Bow- 
doin has an especially strong list of men who 
took the examinations held last Tuesday at 
Augusta. The men are Robert Hale, '10, H. 
G. Hawes, '10, H. W. Slocum, '10, E. W. 
Skelton, '11, and W. A. Fuller, '12, and they 
have the well wishes of the entire college. The 
examination for Greek was withheld and will 
have to be taken only by the successful candi- 
date. It is not necessarily the man who 
secures the highest mark on the several papers 
who will receive the scholarship but the man 
who in the opinion of the supervisors, of Pres- 
ident Hyde of Bowdoin, President Fellows of 
Maine, President Roberts of Colby and Presi- 
dent Chase of Bates, is the most suitable as an 
all around man to take the honor. Here again 
is an expression of Bovvdoin's motto, "Fair 
Play and May the Be^t Man Win." 



DAVID R. PORTER, '06, TO SPEAK AT CHRISTIAN 
ASSOCIATION MEETING 

The speaker at the Christian Association 
next Thursday evening will be David R. Por- 
ter, '06, who is national Y. M. C. A. Secretary 
for High Schools. During the past year he 
has visited nearly every state in the country, 
speaking to High School students, and has 
met with remarkable success. 

Mr. Porter was the first Rhodes scholar, 
from Maine, spending the years '04- '05 and 
'05-08 at Oxford. Few Americans have made 
as brilliant a record there. He was prominent 
in athletics, notably cricket and tennis, and 
was a member of social clubs that have never 
admitted any other non-English student. 



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While at Bowdoin Mr. Porter was prom- 
inent in all student activities. He was one of 
the 'best football players ever seen on Whittier 
field and is the only Bowdoin man who has 
crossed Harvard's goal line during the past 
ten years. 

While here Mr. Porter will meet with all 
the leaders of Bible Study classes to suggest 
aids for their work, and with the Christian 
Association Cabinet to discuss plans for this 
year. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

The Rev. Nacy McGee Waters of Brook- 
lyn, New York, was the college preacher last 
Sunday. 

The main point of his talk was that Faith, 
the faith inherited from our fathers, called 
Christianity, is one of the religions of the 
world. It is the religion that was lived and 
taught by Jesus to men, and it is the same 
religion that we have to-day. This religion 
is a relationship — a relationship of God to 
men and of right to wrong. Jesus said that 
every man, because he is born into this world, 
is the child of his heavenly father. No mat- 
ter what happens Right can only rest upon a 
right relationship. The man that lives with- 
out this relationship is a sinner ; is losing his 
life. Any man, Jesus taught, who goes astray 
can turn back to his Father and be forgiven, 
even as in the parable of the Prodigal Son. 
There is something in life after all more than 
material things. We go back to Jesus for 
real life, where we find that a home in God 
means affection, trust and companionship. In 
Him we find one who stands guard day and 
night and who loves us when all the world is 
adverse. 



A CALL FOR GLEE CLUB CANDIDATES 

Leader Stone of the Glee Club has issued 
a call for candidates for the club to meet 
in the Christian Association room next Tues- 
day afternoon at five o'clock. Rehearsals 
will then be held regularly three times a week, 
on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday after- 
noons at five o'clock. A number of former 
members of the Glee Club are in college this 
year, but there are still plenty of positions open 
and everybody will be given a show. The 
leader has a lot of good attractive music, some 
of a different order than that used in former 
years. Prof. Wass of Augusta who coached 



the clubs last year, and who is now in charge 
of the vested choir at the Congregational 
Church, has been engaged to drill the clubs 
this year. It is planned to make the final selec- 
tion of members before the Thanksgiving 
recess. 

Manager Weeks of the Musical Clubs tells 
the Orient that he is trying to arrange for a 
vacation trip through New York state and 
that the chances for such a trip are very favor- 
able. In case the trip to New York state falls 
through, the clubs will take the usual vacation 
trip through Massachusetts, or possibly if 
everything comes on favorably the manager 
will give concerts in both states during the 
Easter recess. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday^ October 23 
2.30. Bowdoin vs. Holy Cross at Worcester. 
Bowdoin 2d vs. Westbrook Seminary at Portland. 
Colby vs. Bates on Garcelon Field, Lewiston. 

Sunday, October 24 
10.45. Rev. Jesse Hill of the Williston Church 
of Portland, will preach in the Church on the Hill. 
5.00. Sunday Chapel. Conducted by President 
Hyde. 

Monday, October 25 
2 30-4.30. Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30. Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00. Cross Country Squad leaves the gym. 

Tuesday, October 26 

2.30-4.30. Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30. Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00. Cross Country Squad leaves the gym. 

4.30. Band Rehearsal in Band Room. 

5.00. Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

Wednesday, October 27 

2.30-4.30. Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30. Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00. Cross Country Squad leaves the gym. 

5.00. Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

Thursday, October 28 

2.30-4.30. Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30. Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.30. Band Rehearsal in Band Room. 

7.00. David R. Porter, '06, will speak in the 
Christian Association Room. 

8.00. Meeting of the Christian Association Cab- 
inet at the Delta Kappa Epsilon House. 

Friday, October 29 
^■30-4.30. Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30. Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00. Cross Country Squad leaves the gym. 
5.00. Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

Saturday, October 30 
8.00. Football Team leaves for Waterville. 
2.30. Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

p. B. MORSS, 1910 J. C. WHITE. 1911 

""HOMAS OTIS. 1910 E. W. SKELTON, 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 'W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 
W. A. FULLER. 1912 



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„. „ ,. , .. Herbert Spencer has clas- 
The Function of ibe -r ■, ■ .u a f ^u ;, 

„ 11 sined, in the order of their 

" ^^^ importance, the leading 

kinds of activity which constitute human Hfe : 
They may be arranged naturally into: i. 
Those activities which directly minister to 
self-preservation ; 2. Those activities which 
by securing the necessaries of life, indirectly 
minister to self-preservation ; 3. Those activ- 
ities which have their end in the rearing and 
discipline of offspring; 4. Those activities 
which are involved in the proper social and 
political relations; 5. Those miscellaneous 
activities which make up the leisure part of 
life, devoted to the gratification of the tastes 
and feelings. The ideal of education is 'com- 
plete preparation in all these divisions, or as 
Prof. Robinson put it at the mass-meeting last 
Friday evening, "The function of the Ameri- 
can college is the development of the all 
around man!' 

During the past three weeks we have heard 
a great deal about the function of the Amer- 



ican college and the concensus of opinion has 
been that the proper function of the college is 
not so much to foster the acquisition of knowl- 
edge as to develop power. President Lowell 
of Harvard said in his inaugural, "Surely the 
college can give a freedom of thought, a 
breadth of outlook, a training for citizenship 
which neither the secondary nor the profes- 
sional schools can equal." In his farewell 
address to the alumni of Dartmouth, President 
Tucker remarked that, "the college is in the 
educational system to represent the spirit of 
amateur scholarship. College students are 
amateurs, not professionals." Or as Presi- 
dent Hadley is fond of putting it, "The ideal 
college education seems to me to be one where 
the student learns things that he is not going 
to use in after life by methods that he is going 
to use. The former element gives the breadth, 
the latter element gives the training." 

To take the matter home to Bowdoin we 
find it nowhere better expressed than by Pres- 
ident Hyde in The College Man and the Col- 
lege Woman, when he says, "To be at home in 
all lands and in all ages ; to count Nature a 
a familiar acquaintance and Art an intimate 
friend ; to gain a standard for the appreciation 
of other men's work and the criticism of your 
own ; to carry the keys of the world's library 
in your pocket, and to feel its recourses behind 
you in whatver you undertake; to make hosts 
of friends among the men who are the leaders 
in all walks of life ; to lose yourself in gener- 
ous enthusiasms and cooperate with others for 
common ends ; to learn manners from students 
who are gentlemen, and form characters 
under professors who are Christians, — this is 
the offer of the college for the best four years 
of your life." 



THE MANDOLIN CLUB 

The prospects of the Mandolin Club for 
this year are exceedingly good. A large num- 
ber of old men are back and ready for busi- 
ness. Of the members of last year's club, 
there are still in college: Crowell, '10, Peters, 
'10, Weeks, '10, Brummett, '11, Pierce, '11, 
Roberts, '11, Churchill, '12, P. P. Cole, '12, 
R. P. King, '12, Gillin, '12, and Parcher, '12. 
The Freshman Class is unusually blessed with 
a great deal of material and there is no reason 
why the club should not be one of the best. 
Thompson of Portland, will coach the fellows, 
giving much individual instruction. Rehears- 
als begin next week. 



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FRATERNITY INITIATIONS 

The "Pledging Season" is over and the 
various candidate were initiated into the eight 
fraternities Tuesday night, Oct. 19. During 
the week, the Frshmen have been performing 
various stunts as preparation for the ordeals, 
but, now that all have survived the initiations, 
they are full-fledged fraternity men. The men 
initiated are : 

Alpha Delta Phi 

1913 
Charles Roy Bull, Monticello, Me. 
John Swasey Childs, Lewiston, Me. 
Philip Thoburn Hazelton, Portland, Me. 
Verd Russell Leavitt, Wilton, Me. 
James Everett Philoon, Auburn, Me. 
Donald Swanton Sewall, Bath, Me. 
Lawrence Willey Smith, Portland, Me. 
Curtis Tucker Tuttle, Colusa, Cal. 

Kappa Sigma 

1913 

Josiah Steele Brown, Whitinsville, Mass. 

John Terence Clancy, New York City. 

George Campbell Duffey, Jr., Medford, 
Mass. 

Stanley Fuller Dole, Portland, Me. 

Carlton Greenwood, Medford, Mass. 

Leon Everett Jones, Winthrop, Mass. 

Ira Benjamin Knight, Derry Village, N. H. 

Bryant Edward Moulton, Portland, Me. 

Leo Walter Pratt, Wilton, Me. 

Alvah Booker Stetson, Brunswick, Me. 

Albert Dyer Tilton, So. Portland, Me. 

Fred Dixon Wish, Jr., Portland, Me. 

Psi Upsilon 

1910 

Fred Patterson Webster, M.D., Portland, 
Me. 

1912 

Clarence Long, St. Albans, West Virginia. 

1913 
Sanford Burton Comery, Thomaston, Me. 
James A. Creighton, Thomaston, Me. 
Albert Percival Cushman, Bangor, Me. 
Theodore Evans Emery, Randolph, Me. 
Charles Richard Farnham, Bath, Me. 
Ray Eaton Palmer, Bath, Me. 
Harry Leavitt Perham, South Ackworth, 
N. H. 

Delta Kappa Efsilon 

1912 
William Holt, Bridgton, Me. 

1913 

Edwin Clarence Burleigh, Augusta, Me. 
Reginald Adell Conant, Portland, Me. 



Lawrence Alden Crosby, Bangor, Me. 

George Otis Cummings, Portland, Me. 

Leon Dodge, Newcastle, Me. 

Henry Howes Hall, Sturbridge, Mass. 

Charles Blanchard Haskell, Jr., Pitts- 
field, Me. 

Benjamin Dyer Holt, Portland, Me. 

Daniel Saunders, Lawrence, • Mass. 

Paul Chapman Savage, Bangor, Me. 

George Lincoln Skofield, Jr., Brunswick, 
Me. 

William Fletcher Twombly, Reading, 
Mass. 

Ralph Averill Powers, Brookline, Mass. 

Clair Randolph Marston, Skowhegan, Me. 

Zeta Psi 

1912 

Thomas Clark Wyman, Portland, Me. 

1913 
Moses Burpee Alexander, Houlton, Me. 
Robert, Willis Belknap, Damariscotta, Me. 
Cedric Russell Crowell, Richmond Hill, 
N. Y. 

John Lewis, Skowhegan, Me. 
Paul Commett Lunt, Portland, Me. 
Harold William Miller, Lynn, Mass. 
Almon Lauchlin Peters, Maiden, Mass. 

Delta Upsilon 
1910 
Edward Harlan Webster, Washington, 
D. C. 

1913 

Edward Oliver Baker, North Adams, 
Mass. 

Manning Hapgood Busfield, No. Adams, 
Mass. 

John Coleman Carr, Frankfort, Me. 

Frank Irving Cowan, Pittsfield, Me. 

Vurner Adrian Craig, Frankfort, Me. 

Paul Howard Douglas, Newport, Me. 

Harold Davis Gilbert, Farmington, Me. 

James Augustus Norton, Phillips, Me. 

Clifton Orville Paige, Bath, Me. 

Sumner Tucker Pike, Lubec, Me. 

Lester Borden Shackford, South Poland, 
Me. 

Harold Arthur Tucker, Farmington, Me. 

Harry Burton Walker, Biddeford, Me. 

Beta Theta Pi 
1912 
George Henry Nichdls, North Grafton, 
Mass. 



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1913 

Walter Faber Eberhardt, New York City. 

Daniel Earl Gardner, Calais, Me. 

Henry Levenseller Hall, Camden, Me. 

Douglas Howard McMurtie, Woodfords, 
Me. 

Herbert Frank Gates, Constantinople, 
Turkey. 

Theta Delta Chi 
1912 

William Edward Montgomery, Wake- 
field, Mass. 

1913 

Harold Davis Archer, Dorchester, Mass. 

John Edward Dumphy, Portland, Me. 

Frederick Trevenen Edwards, Milwaukee, 
Mass. 

Winthrop Stephenson Greene, Worcester, 
Mass. 

Wilmot Clyde Lippincott, Augusta, Me. 

Willliam Joseph Nixon, East Rochester, 
N. H. 

Albert Elisha Parkhurst, Presque Island, 
Me. 



College Botes 

Fenley, '97, was at college last week. 
Bryant, '12, was at home a few days last week. 
Kent, '12, and Fisher, '10, were in Gorham, Sun- 
day. 

C. T. Hawes, '76, visited his Alma Mater, Sat- 
urday. 

James Philoon, '13, spent Sunday at his home in 
Auburn. 

Sewall, '13 entertained his brother, Saturday and 
Sunday. 

Adjourns were given after the initiations, 
Wednesday. 

Hazleton, '13, entertained his sister Saturday of 
last week. 

R. W. Smith has been on the campus a few days 
this week. 

Oxnard, '11, was the guest of friends in Auburn 
over Sunday. 

Coombs, '00, attended the Bowdoin-Exeter game 
last Saturday. 

John Wentworth, '09, has entered the Harvard 
Medical School. 

Classes from the Boothba" schools visited the 
college, Saturday. 

D. J. Ready of Clark College, attended the Exe- 
ter game, Saturday. 

Pendleton, 'go, refereed the Harvard-Maine at 
Cambridge last Saturday. 

Fred Wiggin, '13, entertained his father and 
mother Friday of last week. 



Boynton, '10, returned to college this week and 

reported for football practice Tuesday. 

Bryant Moulton, '13, has been obliged to return 
home on account of a bronchial trouble. 

Byles, '11, occupied the pulpit of the North 
Street Baptist church of Bath, Sunday. 

W. H. Curtis, '11, preached at Phippsburg Sun- 
day filling the pulpit of C. L. Stevens, '09. 

Mrs. Edward Abbott has been working on the 
Abbott collection in the library this week. 

The first recitation on Astronomy I. and the 
first observation were held Monday night. 

Commander Peary was unable to attend the Exe- 
ter game, Saturday. Mrs. Peary and daughter were -^ 
at the game. 

McFarland, '11, returned to college the first of 
the week and will resume his duties as Managing 
Editor of the Orient next week. 

Hon. Asher Hinds will speak in Memorial Hall, 
Friday night, on the House of Representatives, under 
the auspices of the Good Government Club. 

The football team left this morning on the 10.50 
for Worcester arriving at 5.52 this afternoon, and 
are quartered at the Loring Hotel. 

A large number of men are planning to take 
in the Bates-Colby game at Lewiston to-morrow and 
thus get a line on the strength of the two teams. 

Prof, and Mrs. Hutchins gave an informal recep- 
tion to the members of the faculty and those con- 
nected with the college in the Physics laboratory, 
Saturday evening. 

The Freshman-Sophomore football game will not 
be played as usual on the Saturday before Thanks- 
giving on account of the Tufts game at Portland. 
The date will be announced later. 

Coach Ross McClave has suggested that better 
football would be the result of moving the goal 
posts back 15 j'ards and changing the scoring of a 
field goal from 3 back to 4 points. 

The first mass-meeting of the year was held in 
Memorial Hall, Saturday night, for the Exeter 
game. Profs. Fairchild, Ham, and Robinson, 
Coach McCIave and Capt. Newman spoke. 

Harry C. Chapman, '06, a former captain of the 
football team, has been promoted from the New 
England Telephone Office at Lewiston to a responsi- 
ble position in the Worcester, Mass., District. 

The officers of the Musical Clubs this year are : 
Harold E. Weeks, '10, Manager; J. L. Brummett, 
'11, Assistant Manager; Alfred Stone, 'lo, leader 
of the Glee Club; and Stanley Pierce, '11, leader of 
the Mandolin Club. 

Wandtke, '10, Purington, '11, Stanwood, '08, and 
Coach Rawson played on the A-Iechanic Falls' base- 
ball team Saturday, against the All-Maine team. 
The game was played at Mechanic Falls and resulted 
in a score of 5-3 in favor of the home team. 

William J. Curtis of the Class of '75, delivered 
the annual address before the Alabama State Bar 
Association. His subject was, "The History of the 
Purchase by the United States of the Panama 
Canal; the Manner of the Payment and Distribution 
of the Proceeds of the Same." The article is the 
most authentic account of this much discussed 
transaction. 



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President Hyde's house is receiving a fresh coat 
of paint. 

At Tufts this year there is to be a Freshman 
course by President Hamilton and members of the 
faculty for the purpose of instructing students on 
the actual meaning and work of the various profes- 
sions, and what is necessary in preparation for 
them. 

Bowdoin men may be interested in the character- 
ization of her famous alumnus, Thomas B. Reed, 
'60, given by E. L. Godkin in his lately published 
■'Life and Letters." Writing Nov. 19, 1899, Godkin 
says : "A few days ago I dined beside Reed, the 
Speaker of the last Congress and the one statesman 
remaining in Washington." Again Godkin writes 
of Reed, "He makes a distinct impression of power 
and is full of sardonic humor which suits his face 
very well. It is so pleasant to meet a mature, 
rational man." 

The third meeting of the Freshman Class was 
held in the gymnasium. October 14th, at 7 p.m., for 
the purpose of nominating the officers for the ensu- 
ing year. This meeting was presided over by the 
temporary chairman, L B. Knight. The following 
is the list of nominations : 

President— L B. Knight, P. H. Douglas. 

Vice-President — D. E. Gardner, L. E. Jones, S. F. 
Dole. 

Secretary — C. Greenwood, M. H. Busfield, P. H. 
Emery, E. W. McNealy. 

Treasurer — W. J. Nixon, L. B. Shackford, A. B. 
Stetson. 

The nominations are to be voted on October 21st. 



IN MEMORIAM 

Hall of Thet.\ of Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
October 7, 1909. 

Whereas, God in His infinite wisdom has seen fit 
to receive unto himself the spirit of our loyal friend 
and brother, Thomas Francis Shehan, Jr., of the 
Class of 1909. we take this opportunity to voice our 
own keenest grief and to extend to the members of 
bis bereaved family our sincerest sympathy. 

Alfred Wheeler Stone, 
Franz Upham Burkett, 



For the Chapter. 



In the death of Brother George Dudley Martin 
of the Class of 1904 Beta Sigma of Beta Theta Pi 
sustains a great loss. During his short life he was 
an active and interested worker in college and fra- 
tiernity circles. The chapter desires this brief trib- 
ute to show in part the deep feeling and affection in 
which he was always held. 

G. Cony Weston, 
J. Leslie Brummett, 
Lowell S. Foote, 

For the Chapter. 



REPORT OF TRACK MANAGER FOR THE SEASON 
OF 1908=1909 

Receipts. 
Balance received from 1907-1908 management, $92 78 

Loan from Athletic Council 62 00 

Back Subscriptions and Athletic Goods 12 00 

Tufts' share of Cross Country expenses 24 50 

B. A. A. Guarantee 50 00 

Board of Cross Country Men 23 25 

Indoor Meet 235 88 

M. I. A. A. Dividend 73 60 

Interscholastic Meet 142 71 

Unclassified 11 10 

Alumni Subscriptions 284 oo 

Undergraduate Subscriptions 568 25 

Athletic Goods 92 87 

Total Receipts $1,672 94 

Expenditures. 

Back bills $108 12 

Cross Country trip 56 10 

Board Track S3 83 

Rubbing '. 29 06 

Repayment of Loan 62 00 

M. I. A. A. Dues 15 00 

N. E. I. A. A. Dues 15 00 

I. C. A. A. A. A. Dues 10 00 

Board 8600 

Liniment and Drugs 31 80 

Postage 4 27 

Printing 55 60 

Whittier Field 5 07 

Express 8 OS 

Athletic Goods 131 18 

Indoor Meet 48 65 

Freshman Relay 4 30 

Miscellaneous 37 S4 

B. A. A. Trip yy 15 

M. I. A. A. Trip 188 50 

N. .E. I. A. A. Trip 209 24 

I. C. A. A. A. A. Trip 73 05 

Interscholastic Meet 70 10 

Coaching 2S3 00 

Total Expenditures $1,632 61 

Assets. 

Total Receipts $1,672 94 

Total Expenditures 1,632 61 

Cash Balance on hand $40 33 

Owed for Athletic Goods 17 80 

Unpaid Subscriptions by Undergraduates. . yy 25 

Total owed by men in college $9S OS 

Cash on hand 40 33 

Total Assets $135 38 

I have examined the books and accounts of the 
Manager of the Track Association and find them 
correctly kept and properly vouched. The cash bal- 
ance is $40.33. 

Barrett Potter, for the Auditors. 

October 7, 1909. 



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'6 1. — Granville Mellen Thurlow died sud- 
denly of heart disease at the residence of his 
brother in Brookline, Mass., on October 12th. 
Mr. Thurlow was born at Poland, Me., Oct. 
3, 1838, was prepared for college at the Lew- 
iston Falls Academy and graduated with hon- 
ors. He taught for two years in the Bath 
High School and then became principal of 
Lincoln Academy, a position he held for sev- 
enteen years. Resigning to attend to the Set- 
tlement of the estate of his father-in-law, he 
entered upon a business career and was 
engaged in the manufacture of elastic web- 
bings at Boston, Mass., from 1881 to 1893 and 
subsequently at Newport, Rhode Island, where 
the closing years of his life were spent. Mr. 
Thurlow married 22 June, 1870, at Damaris- 
cotta, Me., Abbie F., daughter of Hon. B. D. 
Metcalf. Their only child is Miss Jennie 
Metcalf Thurlow. 

'62. — A recent issue of the Boston Tran- 
script contains a notable tribute in verse to 
Commander Peary from the pen of Dr. Isaac 
Bassett Choate. 

'86. — Professor Charles A. Davis of the U. 
S. Geological Survey, made recently a special 
examination of the peat bog in Orrington, 
Me., where efforts are now being made to pro- 
duce fuel at less cost than coal. 

'97. — Rev. Frederick K. Ellsworth of East 
Machias has accepted a call to the Congre- 
gational Church at Wells, Me. 

"97. — The Secretary of the alumni is desir- 
ous of obtaining the present address of Mr. 
Norman C. Shordan, who is no longer at 
Polk, Penn. 

'05. — Stuart O. Symonds, while engaged 
in target practice, met with a nearly fatal acci- 
dent September 14, being shot in the head by 
a discharge from his revolver. 

'06. — Philip F. Chapman was admitted to 
the Cumberland County bar this month and 
will practice his profession in Portland. 

'06. — Elmer Perry was recently admitted 
to the Cumberland County bar and will prac- 
tice his profession in his native city. 

'09. — Rev. A. S. Hiwale sails for Liver- 
pool from Boston on Oct. 19th and after a few 
weeks in London, will proceed directly to 
India, where he will begin his labors as a mis- 
sionary in December. 



REPORT OF BASEBALL MANAGER 

Receipts for Season of 1909. 

Fall Subscriptions $203 10 

Minstrel Show 231 90 

Princeton Guarantee loo 00 

Fordham Guarantee 75 00 

New York University Guarantee 40 00 

Brown Guarantee (rain) 50 00 

Andover Guarantee (rain) 32 So 

Amherst Guarantee 80 00 

Pine Tree Gate Receipts 81 00 

Tufts Gate Receipts 114 20 

Dartmouth Guarantee 175 00 

Maine Gate Receipts 168 68 

Tufts Guarantee 80 00 

Hebron Guarantee 20 00 

Colby Guarantee 50 00 

Maine Guarantee 75 00 

Colby Gate Receipts 103 50 

Bates Gate Receipts 293 10 

Cony High Guarantee 25 00 

Ivy Gate Receipts 157 75 

Subscriptions 569 og 

$2,724 73 

E.XPENDITURES FOR SeaSOK OF I9O9. 

Back bills $I99 69 

Minstrel Show 176 18 

New York Trip 485 09 

Andover Trip 67 70 

Amherst Trip 156 73 

Pine Tree Trip 27 35 

Tufts Guarantee 80 00 

Dartmouth Trip 199 70 

Work on Diamond 8 00 

Maine Guarantee 75 00 

Tufts Trip 8g 20 

Hebron Trip 17 75 

Maine Trip 75 05 

Colby Trip 45 00 

Colby Guarantee . SO 00 

Bates Trip " 29 90 

Cony High Trip 20 35 

Printing 19 SO 

Athletic Goods 193 30 

Coach's board and room 63 00 

Coaching 505 50 

$2,583 99 

10 per cent, to Athletic Council $54 44 

Umpires 42 00 

Incidentals 44 3° 

$2,724 73 
Respectfully submitted, 

S. Sewall Webster, Mgr. 

Association is owed (approximately) $25800 

Association owes (approximately) 240 00 

Bal. (approx.) $18 00 

I find the foregoing report of the Baseball Man- 
ager is correct, and properly vouched. 

Barrett Potter, for the Auditors. 
September 28, 1909. 



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VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 29, 1909 



NO. 15 



BOWDOIN S, HOLY CROSS 

Bowdoin evened up the count with Holy 
Cross last Saturday by winning from her, 5 
to o in one of the roughest and most desper- 
ately fought games in which the team has ever 
participated. It was the first defeat sustained 
by Holy Cross on her home grounds this 
season. 

Bowdoin started in strong and after Holy 
Cross had failed to gain on receiving the ball 
from the kick-off the dashing work of the 
Bowdoin backs carried the pigskin to the home 
team's 5-yard line, where, however, she 
braced and took the ball on downs. But 
Bowdoin was not to be denied. Taking Holy 
Cross' punt, and beginning again a steady 
succession of rapid gains, Smith, Kern, and 
Farnham tore through the line and circled the 
ends again and again, and by the aid of splen- 
did team work carried the ball close to the 
line, whence Kern took it over. Smith failed 
to kick the goal from a difficult angle. The 
half ended soon after with the ball in Bow- 
doin's possession on Holy Cross' 25-yard line. 

Holy Cross came back for the second half 
determined to win at any cost and immediately 
started to use rough methods. In this Bow- 
doin was played to a standstill, but not once 
did Holy Cross get within the danger zone, 
fumbling at critical periods or losing the ball 
on downs. Neither goal was threatened in 
this half. 

Bowdoin relied on straight football, while 
Holy Cross succeeded once in getting oS a 
sort of combination double-forward pass. 
Bowdoin gained twice as much ground as 
her opponent, and showed strong team work. 
Owing to disappointment in gate receipts the 
Bowdoin management lost at least $150 by the 
trip. 

The summary : 
Bowdoin Holy Cross 

E. Smith, l.e r.e., Hegarty 

Newman, l.t r.t., Krafts 

Pratt, l.g r.g., Sweeney 

Jackson, l.g. 

Boynton, c c, Monahan 

Hastings, r.g l.g., Finn 

Houston, r.g. 

l.t., Davitt 
l.t., Tobin 



Crosby, r.t l.t., Collins 

Hurley, r.e I.e., Daly 

I.e., Joy 

Wiggin, q.b q.b,, Mahoney 

F. Smith, l.h.b r.h.b., Dunn 

Ballard, l.h.b r.h.b., Daly 

Farnham, r.h.b l.h.b., Jones 

Kern, f.b f.b., Tobin 

f.b., Moriarty 
f.b., Schied 
Score : Bowdoin — 5. Touchdown — Kern. Um- 
pire — Orr of Harvard. Referee — Morse of Dart- 
mouth. Field Judge — Potter of Williams. Head 
Linesman — Butler of Worcester High. Time — 20m. 
halves. 



WESTBROOK SEMINARY 16, BOWDOIN SECOND 

Westbrook Seminary sprang a surprise last 
Saturday by defeating Bowdoin 2d on the 
seminary grounds, 16-0. Bowdoin started in 
with a rush and by steady line plunges, chiefly 
by Stevens, worked the ball to within a yard 
of Seni's goal and were there held for downs. 
Then the Seminary settled down to business 
and scored three touchdowns. 

Both feams used open play a good deal, 
gaining considerable ground by fake punts 
and open formations. The forward pass was 
also worked successfully several times. 

The individual star for Bowdoin was Capt. 
Stevens whose ofifensive and defensive play 
was one of the features of the game. Doug- 
lass, Purington and Bosworth also played 
strongly. Drew, Walsh and Murphy were 
conspicuous for the Seminary. 

The summary: 
Westbrook Bowdoin 

Otis, l.e r.e., D. Weeks, Marston 

Harmon, l.t r.t., E. Weeks 

Houghton, l.g r.g., Sanborn 

Cook, c c, Simpson 

Doe, r.g l.g.. Cowan 

Drew (Capt.), r.e l.t, Douglass 

Lafifin, r.e I.e., Wood 

Green, q.b q.b., Brummett 

Murphy, l.h.b r.h.b., Bosworth 

Walsh, r.h.b l.h.b., Purington 

Wheeler, f.b f.b. (Capt.), Stevens 

Score: Westbrook, 16; Bowdoin, 0. Touch- 
downs — Drew, Wheeler, Walsh. Goal from touch- 
down — Murphy. Referee — Holmes of Westbrook. 
Umpire — Knight of Bowdoin. Field Judge — Leigh. 
Timers — Weir, Portland, Berry, Bowdoin. Lines- 
men — Howe, Westbrook ; Marsh, Bowdoin. Time — 
25- and 20-minute halves. 



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PROF. FILES' TRIP TO EUROPE 

During the past summer vacation. Prof. 
Files and family enjoyed a long motor trip 
through England, Scotland, France, Germany 
and the Alps. The trip must have been very 
delightful, as is shown by the interesting itin- 
erary, which Prof. Files has kindly given to 
the Orient. 

"Our party left Liverpool on the 28th of 
August and rode northward through Preston 
and Lancaster to Grasmere in the English 
Lakes, which offers a convenient center for 
visiting the region. Then northward again 
for several days by way of Keswick, Penrith, 
and Carlisle to Dumfries. Here one begins to 
travel in the land of Burns which continues 
northward through Sanquhar, Cumnock, 
Mauchlin to Ayr. This whole region is inter- 
esting to one who is fond of the Scotch bard. 

From this place the road leads almost 
directly north to Glasgow and along the banks 
of the Clyde to Dumbarton, thence along the 
shore of Loch Lomond, over the high land 
along Loch to Aberfeldy and Pitlochry. Here 
one is at the very doorway of the Scotch high- 
lands which offers a highway over the Killi- 
crankie and Drumochter Passes to Kingussie 
and Inverness, — all of which is historic 
ground. 

From Inverness a beautiful road leads to 
Aberdeen, Dundee and then across the Firth 
of Forth to Edinburgh. From Edinburgh we 
rode southward through Berwick and New 
Castle to the cathedral towns of Durham, 
York, Lincoln and Peterborough. From the 
last place we went southward to Waltham 
Cross, then riding to the east of London in 
order to avoid the crowded city we crossed 
the Thames at Tilbury Docks and went by 
way of Canterbury to Folkestone. Here we 
took the car by boat to Boulogne in France. 

The route which we chose in France in- 
cluded Normandy, Brittany and the chateaux 
region of the Loire and included the cities of 
Amiens, Beuvais, Rouen, Honfleur and Caen. 
Thence through Bayeux, St. L6, Avranches to 
Mont St. Michel and St. Malo ; southward to 
Vannes; and then eastward to Nantes, Angers 
and Tours, which is the most convenient cen- 
ter for visiting the Chateaux of the Loire. 

From this point our route led us direct to 
Germany by way of Blois, Orleans and Ver- 
dun to Metz in Lorraine ; then north to Lux- 
emburg, Trier, down the Mosel river to Cob- 
lenz. From this place we went to Wiesbaden, 
Frankfort on the Main, the university towns 



of Marburg and Gottingen and still farther to 
the north, to the ' Harz Mountains ; thence 
eastward to Halle, Leipzig and Dresden. 

Leaving Dresden our road led us through 
Bohemia by way of Prague, Budweis and 
Linz to Salzburg which is the eastern gate- 
way of the Austrian Tyrol and here we spent 
two weeks driving through the beautiful val- 
leys and over the still more beautiful passes. 
We left the Tyrol by way of the Arlberg Pass 
which is 6,000 feet high and leads out into 
Germany by way of Bregenz and Lindau. 

From Lindau our path was very direct 
leading over the Black Forest to Strassburg 
and Metz, then to Paris by way of Verdun and 
Chalons. From Paris we took the favorite 
motor road through Beauvais, Amiens and 
Abbeville to Boulogne. Crossing the English 
Channel again from Boulogne to Folkestone 
we rode along the south coast of England 
through Hastings, Brighton, Portsmouth to 
Exeter in Devon, which is the center of a very 
beautiful region. 

From Exeter we went northward through 
Bristol, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Worcester to 
Shrewsbury (judging from the names, one 
could easily imagine himself in Massachu- 
setts)' and thence through Llangollen, Bettws- 
y-coed to Carnavon. Our last few days were 
spent on the north coast of Wales, Chester 
and Liverpool, from which place we returned 
to Boston on the iSth of September. 

The journey covered the total distance of 
6,200 miles ; and with what good fortune, one 
may judge from the fact that no part of our 
car required either repairing or replacing. 
One single puncture caused by a horse shoe 
nail which ran into one of our forward tires, 
constituted the total damage to our car and 
the only delay on our long journey." 



BOWDOIN MEDICAL SCHOOL OPENS 

The Medical School of Maine began its 
ninetieth course of lectures Thursday, Oct. 21. 
The school has better clinical facilities this 
year than it has ever had before. In addition 
to the clinical material furnished at the Maine 
General Hospital, other instruction will be 
furnished this year by the Maine Eye and Ear 
Infirmary, the Portland Charitable Dispensary, 
the Portland Tuberculosis class, the Children's 
Hospital, Female Orphan Asylum, the Floly 
Innocents Home, and the Maine School for 
the Deaf. 



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New instructors have been secured this 
year. Their names are : 

Philip Pickering Thompson A.B. M.D., 

Assistant Demonstrator in Anatomy. 
Philip Webb Davis, A.B., M.D., 

Clinical Assistant in Surgery. 
William Moran, M.D., 

Clinical Assistant in Diseases of the Eye. 
Alfred William Haskell, M.D., 

Clinical Assistant in Surgery. 
Ernest Woodbury Files, A.B., M.D., 

Clinical Assistant in Medicine. 
Francis Joseph Welch, A.B., M.D., 

Clinical Assistant in Medicine. 

The new men are : 

1913 
Harold Carleton Arey A.B., Camden, 
Me. ; Ezra Ralph Bridge, A.B., Brunswick, 
Me. ; William Edgar Buck, Portland, Me. ; 
Wyvern Almon Coombs, Vinalhaven, Me. ; 
Francis Sherman Echols, Hartford, Conn. ; 
Isaac Louis Gordon, Lincoln, Me. ; Carlisle 
Royal Gould, Somersworth, N. H. ; Ridgley 
Fernald Hanscom, New London, Conn. ; 
Reni Ricker-Lafleche, Caribou, Me. ; Wil- 
fred Nichols McGilvery, Lewiston, Me. ; 
Harry Daniel McNeil, Bangor, Me. ; Chesley 
Wilbur Nelson, A.B., West Southport, Me.; 
William Bridgham Nulty, Buckfield, Me. ; 
Edward Warren Paine, Winslow, Me. ; Edward 
Russell Roberts, Portland Me.; Harold Dan- 
forth Ross, Phillips, Me. ; Herbert Charles 
Scribner, Bangor, Me. ; Philip Sheridan Sul- 
livan, Biddeford, Me. ; Winfield Benjamin 
Trickey, East Corinth, Me. ; Francis David 
Walker, Waterville, Me. ; Everett Stevens 
Winslow, Portland, Me. ; Harry David With- 
erill, Cornish, N. H. ; Samuel Lee Woodman, 
Winstock, Me. 



ANNIE TALBOT COLE LECTURES 

The Annie Talbot Cole Lectures for 1909- 

1910 are to be given in Memorial Hall on 

V Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 by the Hon. Samuel 

' McCall, LL.D., of Winchester, Mass. They 

begin at 8 p.m. and all alumni and friends of 

the college, as well as the undergraduates, are 

•invited to attend. His subjects have not been 

announced as yet. 

Dr. McCall is a graduate of Dartmouth 
College in the Class of 1874 and was admitted 



to the bar in 1876. He was a member of the 
Massachusetts House of Representatives for 
three years and since 1893 has been a mem- 
ber of the National Congress. Throughout 
his congressional career he has been a promi- 
nent Republican in the House although he has 
been distinguished for his independent views. 
He was highly honored recently by being 
offered the presidency of Dartmouth College, 
an office which he declined. His popularity in 
his congressional district in Massachusetts is 
so great that in one or two instances he has 
been met by no opposing candidate. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, October 30 
8.00 Football Team leaves for Waterville. 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Colby on Alumni Field, Wa- 
terville. 

Bates vs. University of Maine at Orono. 

Sunday, October 31 

10.45 Rev. J. Langdon Quimby, D.D., of Gardi- 
ner, will preach in the Church on the Hill. 

S-OO Sunday Chapel. Conducted by Rev. Mr. 
Quiraby. Music by the double quartette. 

Monday, November i 
2.30-4.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 Football Practice on Whibtier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gym, 

Tuesday, November 2 
2.30-4.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

Wednesday, November 3 

2.30-4.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

Thursday, November 4 

2.30-4.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

7.00 Kenneth Latourette, Travelling Secretary of 
the Student Volunteer Movement, will speak in the 
Christian Association Room. 

8.00 First of Annie Talbot Cole Lectures in 
Memorial Hall. 

Friday, November S 

2.30-4.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

Saturday, November 6 
2,30 Bowdoin vs. Bates on Garcelon Field, Lew- 
iston. 



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.171. D J ■ n There is a common saying 

Why Bowdoin Does .^j^^^ .^ .^ ^ ^-^^ ^^^ ^,^0 

Not Want a Commons j^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ .^ ^^U ^^ 

Every little while somebody comes out with 
■the idea that Bowdoin College is right on the 
"primrose road to the everlasting bonfire," 
and that its only salvation is a college com- 
mons. The argument for a commons, viz., 
that it would tend towards a more perfect 
union, is good as far as it goes but it does not 
go to any great depth, and is entirely eclipsed 
by the negative side of the question. 

Bowdoin College is too small an institu- 
tion to support a commons, and does not want 
a commons for two reasons. In the first place 
it would not be a financial success and in the 
second place the students would not be satis- 
fied. These are rather sweeping statements to 
make, but we feel that they can be verified by 
the experiences of other institutions and after 
a fairly thorough .investigation of the com- 
mons question, we have yet to find a single 



college commons which is a financial success 
or which gives satisfaction. 

It may be a surprise to many to know that 
Bowdoin once maintained a commons, that it 
was a financial failure and was abolished. 
Upon the records on file at the Treaurer's of- 
fice appear the following: 

Sept. 5, 1826. Voted to erect a building 
to be used as a college commons or eating club 
for the students, and to apply to the state leg- 
islature for aid. 

Sept. 2, 1829. Voted that Joseph H. 
McKeen act as a committee to procure or erect 
a suitable building for a college commons, 
$1,750.00 to be appropriated for the same. 
(The building erected is the low brick build- 
ing on Bath Street now used as the carpen- 
ter shop.) 

Sept. 1834. Voted that the sum of $120.- 
00 be payed to Joseph H. McKeen in full for 
his claim on the college for losses on account 
of college commons. 

Sept. 1849. Voted that for the next 
course of medical lectures the commons hall 
be used as a lecture room. 

Bearing on this question. The Tech, the 
official organ of The Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology publishes the following edito- 
rial in a recent issue : 

"The fact the Union dining room is losing 
money to such an extent that there is a possi- 
bility of its being closed will doubtless come 
as a surprise to many. The principal reason 
for this state of affairs seems to be a lack of 
interest on the part of the students. There 
are some men who have not even tried the 
Union this year and there are many who have 
condemned it because of the fact that every- 
thing was not to his liking at the beginning of 
the year." 

CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION MEETING 

The Christian Association Meeting on 
Nov. 4 will be addressed by Kenneth Latour- 
ette, Yale, '06, Secretary for the Student Vol- 
unteer Movement in the Eastern colleges. 

"Ken" Latourette was for two years Bible 
Study secretary of Yale, where he had charge 
of 1,000 Yale men engaged in this work. He 
is now under an appointment to a Professor- 
ship in Yale College in China. He has 
spoken in nearly every college in New Eng- 
land, although he now comes to Bowdoin for 
the first time. 



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SUNDAY CHAPEL 

President Hyde conducted Sunday chapel, 
using the twelfth chapter of Matthew as his 
text, "Freely as ye have received, freely give." 
He spoke of the criticism of college affairs 
that has been made at the recent inaugura- 
tions of two college presidents. The speakers 
have criticized the administration of the col- 
leges, the teachers, and the students. The 
first two criticisms were not of so much conse- 
quence as the last. For, when we consider 
the wealth and labor expended, and the staff 
employed, it does not seem that the average 
student embraces his opportunities during his 
four years' course. 

Three remedies were proposed. Presi- 
dent Lowell proposes competition. "In 
America, we have no scrutinizing and exam- 
ining as in England, a kind of competition 
which tends to raise scholarship." President 
Wilson says, "Do for your college intellectu- 
ally, what you would do physically." Cherish 
and foster a sentiment that it is unworthy not 
to do the best intellectually." President Eliot 
says, "Do something for humanity." There 
can be nothing so fatal as giving without 
receiving, or receiving without giving. As 
Jesus expressed it, "Freely ye have received, 
freely give." 

The relation must be reciprocal. In the 
fraternities, in the college, and in life, each 
man receives a benefit, which he must return 
in some way. If we take these privileges as 
a trust, as a responsibility, we come to the 
religion of Jesus. The scholar is a lens, whose 
duty is to gather and focus scattered rays of 
light and truth, which would otherwise be 
lost, and it is his privilege to thus train the 
wisdom of the ages on the issues of the times. 



SEVENTY-FIFTH CONVENTION OF DELTA UPSILON 

On November 3d the 75th convention, 
"The Diamond Jubilee" of the Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity will be called to order at the Hotel 
Pirunswick in Boston. 

Without doubt it will be the greatest con- 
vention thus far in the history of the frater- 
nity. 

Elaborate plans have been made for the 
entertainment of the delegates by the Har- 
vard, Tech. and Tufts Chapters who will act 
as hosts. Every chapter will be represented 
by large delegations of active members and 
alumni. Gov. Hughes of New York, Pres. 



Faunce of Brown, Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, 
William Travers Jerome and Holman Day are 
among the speakers at the baiiquet, Friday 
evening. 

The program includes many side trips in 
and about Boston, the presentation of Chap- 
man's "Al Fooles" by the Harvard Chapter, 
with reception and dance following, a ban- 
quet at the Hotel Somerset, and the Cornell- 
Harvard game, Saturday. 

Wandtke, '10, and Somes, '11, will be the 
official delegates from the Bowdoin Chapter, 
besides a large delegation which will go 
merely to enjoy the convention. 



DRAMATIC CLUB 



The Dramatic Club held a meeting Tuesday night 
to plan work for the year. It decided to organize 
into a permanent association under the name of 
"Masque and Gown." A constitution and by-laws 
were drawn up and a shingle is to be designed for 
the members. A person once making the club is to 
remain a member throughout his college course. The 
club is planning to give two plays durmg the year, 
one to take on trips, and for a benefit performance 
in Brunswick to aid some branch of athletics, and 
another to play on a larger scale at Ivy time. The 
first play has not been selected definitely yet, but will 
be decided by the end of the week and a call for 
candidates will be issued next Monday or Tuesday. 



REPORT OF TENNIS MANAGER 

Receipts 

To Subscriptions $285 00 

Goods bought and sold 83 73 

Express on goods i 20 

Entrance fees, College tournament 300 

Total receipts $372 93 

Expenses. 

By Trip to Waterville $3 OS 

M. I. L. T. A. Assn. Dues 5 00 

Express on goods 3 25 

Goods purchased 130 SI 

Stamps and stationery 7 2S 

Trip to Portland i 20 

Expenses to Longwood SS 2S 

N. E. I. L. T. Assn. Entrance fees S 00 

Expenses to Portland, May 30th 870 

Mgr. Amherst Agricultural College 12 00 

N. E. I. L, T. Assn. Dues 5 00 

Phone calls i 85 

M. I. L. T. Assn. Tournament IS IS 

M. I. L. T. Assn. Entrance fees 4 00 

Cash balance to General Assn iiS 72 

$372 93 
I find the report of the Tennis Manager to be 
correct, as above, and properly vouched. Cash bal- 
ance, $115.72. 

Barrett Potter, for the Auditors. 
September 30, 1909. 



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College Botes 

Mass-Meeting at 7 o'clock 

A rousing mass-meeting which it is hoped 
every fellow in college will attend, will be held 
at seven o'clock to-night in Memorial Hall. 
There will be music by the band and speeches 
by several prominent men. Everybody out ! ! ! 

Smith, '13, spent Sunday in Portland. 

Hanson Webster, '99, was on the campus, Tuesday. 

C. A. Smith, '10, entertained his brother this week. 

Ira MIkelsky, Colby, '13, was on the campus, 
Sunday. 

The Zetes play the Beta Thetes Saturday, at 
football. 

One hundred and five students are enrolled in 
Economics I. 

Mr. Richards of Providence spent Tuesday with 
Hathaway, '12. 

Remi Lafleche, Medic '13, spent the last week 
with Weeks, '10. 

J. A. Smith of Yale, has been visiting at the Beta 
Theta Pi House. 

All students must work oflf their entrance condi- 
tions before January. 

Harold Pratt, Medic '12, is selling the books to 
medical students this year. 

Several Maine men have been visiting friends in 
college during the past week. 

E. W. Files, '02, is assistant professor of clinical 
surgery at the Medical School. 

Hathaway and Foss are doing an extensive busi- 
ness selling hot frankforts in the evening. 

Greenleaf, '12, was usher at the Weislander- 
Cleveland wedding at Portland, Wednesday. 

Foss, R. P. King, Gray, and Harrington, are try- 
ing for the football assistant managership this year. 

The BrunsTJuick Record last week devoted a page 
to pictures of members of the Bowdoin football team. 

A. W. Wandtke, '10, attended the Bates-Colby 
game at Lewiston, Saturday, as Coach McClave's 
representative. 

Copeland Philoon, '05, and captain of the Bow-- 
doin Football Team in '04, is now assistant coach 
at West Point. 

L. B. Leavitt, '99, was on the campus, Wednesday 
of last week. Mr. Leavitt will open a law office in 
Wilton this fall. 

Frank Smith injured his left leg in the Holy 
Cross game, but not seriously enough to keep him 
out of the Maine games. 

The Brunswick High School baseball team played 
the Opals on the Delta, Saturday. The High School 
team won by a score of 13-6. 

Lyde Pratt, '12, has an excellent working model 
of a Wright aeroplane which can be seen at IS South 
Maine. The inventor will make a demonstration 
flight from the top window of South Maine to the 
ground upon application. 



There will be Special Rates to 
Waterville Tomorrow ; $1.50 for the 
Round Trip. 

Wiggin, '13, spent Sunday at his home in Saco. 

Rowell, '10, is tutoring classes in Latin this year. 

Frank E. Nolia, Medic '12, has entered the col- 
lege. 

W. B. Nulty, '10, will enter the Medical School 
this year. 

R. D. Morss, '10, has been confined to his room 
this week. 

Wiggin, '13, spent Saturday and Sunday at his 
home in Saco. 

The date of the Indoor Meet has been decided 
upon as March 18. 

H. C. L. Ashey, '12, was confined to his room 
last week with the grippe. 

Belknap, '13, and Dodge, '13, spent Sunday at 
their homes in Damariscotta. 

A meeting of last year's dramatic club was held 
in 23 North Maine, October 25th. 

An account of the work of Mr. J. L. McConaughy 
appeared in the Boston Globe, Sunday. 

A large number of students attended the Bates- 
Colby game at Lewiston last Saturday. 

C. L. Deming, '10, has returned to college and will 
not enter the Medical School as at first reported. 

The Clason brothers of Gardiner won the Bates 
Inter-Class Tennis Tournament for the second time. 

John Leydon, '07, J. S. Simmons, '09, and D. J, 
Ready, ex-'io, attended the Holy Cross game, Sat- 
urday. 

It was requested that the material for themes in 
English I. Saturday be drawn from Hon. Asher 
Hinds' lecture at Memorial Hall. 

The topic for discussion at the informal me' ting 
on philosophical subject Monday evening was: "How 
shall we settle a topic on a philosophical question." 

At the third annual meeting of the Maine State 
Conference of Charities and Corrections held at 
Bangor, Oct. 19, President Hyde of Bowdoin was 
elected president. 

Monday morning in a conference held at the 
Eagle Hotel at which the captain, manager and 
coaches of both the Bowdoin and Colby teams were 
in attendance, it was decided to refer the appointing 
of the officials for the Bowdoin-Colby game, to the 
Central board. 

At a meeting of the Freshman Class Thursday, 
Oct. 21, Douglass was elected president; Gardiner, 
vice-president, and Busfield, secretary. The latter 
required three ballots. The vote for treasurer was 
also so close that no majority was obtained and 
Pres. Douglass ordered the meeting adjourned until 
a later date. 

At the meeting of the Maine Schools and Col- 
leges to be held in Lewiston, Oct. 27-30, Professor 
Mitchell will be chairman of the Committee on 
English. Prof. Allen Johnson will conduct a ques- 
tionaire from the floor on historical subjects. 
Charles W. Snow will speak on "The Teaching of 
Lycidas." Prof. R. J. Ham will speak on "Co-oper- 
ative Work in Bibliography." 



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P. W. Mathews, '12, is working nights in Mac's 
restaurant. 

Prof. Woodruff gave an illustrated lecture in 
Greek Literature 7, Tuesday. 

Fogg. Medic '12, is a nephew of Donald McMil- 
lan, Commander Peary's lieutenant. 

David T. Parker, '08, has been appointed an extra 
teacher in Mathematics in Morse High School. 

Guy Farrar. ex-'io. sailed last Friday for Porto 
Rico where he will teach in the public schools. 

The college band held outdoor marching prac- 
tice on the Athletic Field, Wednesday afternoon. 

McDade, captain of the 1908 football team, was 
linesman for Bowdoin at the Holy Cross game. 

Addresses are to be given at the Teachers' Con- 
vention at Lewiston by Professor Chapman and Mr. 
Snow. 

The much dreaded warnings are due very soon 
and it is hoped that none of the varsity squad will be 
affected. 

Harrison Atwood, '09, and P. G. Bishop, '09, are 
working for the New York Telephone Co. with 
headquarters in New York City. 

Harold S. Stetson, '08, now in the employ of the 
Yokohama Branch of the International Banking 
Company was married to Miss Ethel Day in Yoko- 
hama, Oct. 15. 

The I. C. A. A. A. Cross Country is to be held 
at Brookline on November 20. The Bowdoin-Tufts 
race, which comes on the 19th, prevents Bowdoin 
from entering. 

Frank Smith, Kern, and Hurley, left off foot- 
ball practice Tuesday, long enough to take first 
place in their respective events in the Freshman- 
Sophomore Meet. 

From now out football practice will be secret 
except to Bowdoin men. In past years there has 
been cheering at practice and it is hoped that this 
year will not be an exception. 

Knight, '13. has been declared ineligible for var- 
sity football on account of a technicality brought out 
by the Athletic Council. It is hoped that he may 
be reinstated before the end of the season. 

Everett Winslow of Hebron Academy has en- 
tered the Medical School. He is a star back and is 
expected to furnish fine material for the team. He 
was one of the all-Maine preparatory school backs 
last year. 

Contrary to expectations there were only 431 paid 

^ admissions to the Bowdoin-Holy Cross game last 

Saturday and the receipts were not sufficient to cover 

the trip — and Worcester has a population of 

145,000 ! ! ! 

Final arrangements for the Bowdoin-Tufts Cross 
Country Run on November 19, have been completed. 
The Tufts cross-country team will arrive in Bruns- 
wick, Thursday night, before the race and will be 
quartered at the various fraternity houses. 

The first of the informal lectures on the Art 
Building and its contents was given Thursday by 
Professor Henry Johnson. The occasion of the 
erection of the building was related ; then the paint- 
ings in Sculpture Hall were explained. Only eight 
were in attendance. The Freshmen cannot afford to 
miss such instructive talks. 



Prof. Chapman attended the meeting of the 
Maine Secondary School teachers at Lewiston, 
Thursday, and gave adjourns in English Lit. 3. 

The Monday Night Club composed chiefly of 
football men, attended the production of "The Ser- 
vant in the House" at the Jefferson Theatre, Port- 
land, last Monday evening. 

Prof. Sills was in Hartford, Conn., last Wednes- 
day and Thursday in attendance at a council of the 
Episcopalians of New England as one of the four 
lay delegates from Maine. 

In 'the football game between Portland High 
School and Bangor High School last Saturday at 
Bangor, Clifford, '10, was referee. Files, '08, umpired 
and Cox, '08, was head linesman. 

Joe Pendleton, '90, refereed the West Point- 
Trinity game. He will referee the Yale-Princeton 
game and as Harvard and Yale haven't picked a ref- 
eree yet there's a chance for him to get this game 
also. 

It is understood that about 500 people from Ban- 
gor and Augusta will attend the Bowdoin- Colby 
game at Waterville to-morrow. A large delegation 
is also planning to come from Portland. The Maine 
Central Railroad has given reduced rates. 

A. W. Wandtke, '10, and Lyde Pratt, '12, have , 
been given a room in the Science Building by Prof. 
Hutchins in which to build a model of a Wright 
aeroplane. The model upon which Messrs. Wandtke 
and Pratt are now working will have planes nine 
feet in length and is the forerunner of a working 
aeroplane which will carry two men. 

After a short conference with President A. J. 
Roberts, Monday, Oct. 26, the Sophomore Class of 
Colby College held a meeting and voted to abolish 
hazing in the future. President Roberts discussed 
hazing with the Sophomores and then left 
them to make their own decision. They promptly 
voted for abolishing Hazing in the future. All the 
details have not been fully settled as yet, but the idea 
is that as a general rule there shall be no more haz- 
ing at Colby. 



IN MEMORIAM 

Hall or Eta of Theta Delta Chi, 
October 18, 1909. 
Within the last summer death has removed 
from our number two beloved and respected broth- 
ers. Rev. Webster Woodbury of the Class of 1864, a 
man whose life has been one of service to his fellow- 
men, and Dr. Ernest L. Hall of the Class of 1898, a 
man of the highest integrity and rising prominence 
in his professional career. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we express our sorrow at the 
death of these brothers and extend to their bereaved 
relatives and friends our sincerest sympathy. 
Henry Quinby Hawes, 
Leon Stanley Lippincott, 
Alonzo Garcelon Dennis, 

For the Charge. 



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Hlumni department 

'52. — The Lewiston Journal reminds its 
readers apropos the conservation of Maine's 
water-power, that the work to that end now in 
progress was suggested by Governor Cham- 
berlain in his annual message of 1869. Proba- 
bly he was not even then the actual pioneer of 
the conservation movement, for many men had 
seen and some may have said that there was 
a great waste of water-power to prevent 
which the State should interpose its authority 
by regulation. That his activity forty years 
ago in promoting conservation should be so 
nearly forgotten in his own State that it needs 
to be reminded by the press to do him honor, 
is a circumstance that simply shows that Gov- 
ernor Chamberlain is no exception to the rule 
that the last worker is apt to gather in the 
applause belonging to the first thinker. A 
scholar in politics, one of those college profes- 
sors who put off the gown to buckle on the 
sword, it might be expected of Governor and 
General Chamberlain that he should think 
ahead of his time and to the point. 

'61. — Dr. George Eastman Stubbs died at 
his home in Merion, a suburb of Philadelphia, 
October 24, of apoplexy. Dr. Stubbs was the 
son of Hon. Philip M. and Julia (Eastman) 
Stubbs and was born 30 Dec. 1839, at Strong, 
Me. He received his early education in the 
public schools of his native town and was pre- 
pared for college at Farniington Academy. 
After graduation he taught in the High 
School at Strong for a term and then entered 
upon the study of medicine ; he attended 
courses of lectures at the Medical School of 
Maine and the Medical School of Harvard Uni- 
versity, where he received his degree in 1863. 
In May of that year he was appointed an Act- 
ing Assistant Surgeon in the army and served 
for nearly three years, being promoted to be 
assistant surgeon in 1865 and was brevetted 
captain in 1866. He spent nearly two years 
in professional study abroad in the hospitals 
of Vienna, Berlin and Paris. After a brief 
period spent in Cincinnati, he settled in the 
practice of his profession in Philadelphia in 
1869. Here he devoted himself with great 
fidelity and success to his chosen profession 
for over thirty years. He was one of the 
founders of the Medico-Chirurgical College of 
that city, in which he was professor of anat- 
omy and clinical surgery for five years and 
subsequently of surgical pathology, becoming 



professor emeritus in 1892. During this 
period he was a trustee of the hospital con- 
nected with the college and an active member 
of its staff. The closing years of his life were 
saddened by a slight shock of apoplexy which 
prevented him from engaging in his ordinary 
pursuits. 

'72. — At a recent meeting of the New 
England Esperanto Association held at the 
Public Library in Boston, the principal 
speaker was Herbert Harris of Portland, Me., 
who attended the fifth International Esper- 
anto Congress in Barcelona, Spain, last 
month. He related a number of specific in- 
instances in which he had found Esperanto a 
convenient medium of conversation. All the 
business of the meeting was transacted in 
Esperanto, a fine of five cents being imposed 
upon any member who spoke English. 

'87. — Rev. Oliver D. Sewall was installed 
as pastor of the Congregational Church at 
Great Barrington, Mass., on Oct. 7, 1909. 

'92. — Edward H. Wilson, Esq., of Port- 
land, was married Oct. 7, 1909, to Miss Annie 
Laurie Epley of Kingston, Penn. 

'98. — John A. Scott, Esq., is now principal 
of IVIonson Academy. 

'99. — Willard T. Libby, who has been 
night superintendent at the mill of the Pejep- 
scot Paper Company for several years, has 
accepted a position as superintendent of 
the International Paper Company's mill at 
Turner Falls, Mass., and will enter upon his 
new position the first of November. 

'02. — Mr. Harold B. Eastman has resigned 
his position on the United States Forestry 
Service to enter into business with his father 
in the firm of Eastman Bros. & Bancroft at 
Portland. 

'03. — Jesse D. Wilson has been promoted 
to be night superintendent of the paper mill of 
the Bowdoin Paper Manufacturing Company 
at Pejepscot. 

'04. — Rev. Charles B. Emerson was in- 
stalled pastor of the Congregational Church 
at Saco, Maine, Oct. 21, 1909. 

'05. — Ernest H. R. Burroughs, Esq., of 
Boston, was married Oct. 7, 1909, to Edna 
May, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edgar J. Buck 
of Warren, Mass. 

'06. — Mr. Harold S. Stetson was married 
15 Oct. 1909, at Yokohama, Japan, to Miss 
Ethel Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fes- 
senden I. Day of Lewiston, Me. 



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VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 5, 1909 



NO. 16 



^ COLBY 12, BOWDOIN S 

Bowdoin Loses First Game of Championship Series to 
Strong Colby Eleven 

Colby and Bowdoin battled desperately to 
the finish in Bowdoin's first championship 
game played at Waterville last Saturday, and 
when the dust of conflict had settled Colby 
had the long end of a 12-5 score. The game 
was a gruelling contest from start to finish and 
was not over until the whistle blew. Penal- 
ties were frequent, because of holding and off- 
side playing, due to over-eagerness, Colby 
ofl:"ending considerably more than Bowdoin in 
this respect. Colby used the open play con- 
siderably more than Bowdoin, succeeding three 
times with forward passes while not once 
could Bowdoin get one off satisfactorily. 
Ralph Goode was the individual star. Time 
and again he made lo-yard gains on skin- 
tackle plays, brushing aside Bowdoin tackles 
with apparent ease and twisting himself for- 
ward for yards even while being brought to 
the ground. In tackling, Bowdoin showed up 
rather ineffectively, altho Kern downed his 
man repeatedly in good shape. Bowdoin's 
onside kicks often went wrong, and she 
seemed a little slow in recovering loose balls, 
often allowing a Colby man to snatch the 
sphere almost out of an opponent's hands. 
Colby moreover provided excellent interfer- 
ence for her runners, forcing Hurley especially 
to his utmost in breaking up plays around his 
end. 

Colby had decidedly the better of the con- 
test in the first half, but could not score until 
near the end. Roy Goode received the kickoff 
and brought it in 10 yards. Stacey and Ralph 
Goode made good gains and then Colby 
worked a successful forward pass. After two 
plunges netting 6 yards Stacey found a hole 
thru Bowdoin's centre for 25 yards. Then 
Bowdoin held. But she found the Colby line 
a stone wall and was forced to exchange the 
punt. The next fifteen minutes were full of 
fumbling penalties and poor onside kicks with 
the ball changing hands in quick succession, 
but then Colby settled down to business again. 
Stacey was pushed thru centre for 4 yards. 
The Goode brothers reeled off 10 yards each 



thru opposite sides of the line, and Stacey 
again made a gain of 5 yards. Then came 
the forward pass that worked Bowdoin's 
undoing, Ervin running eight yards for the 
first touchdown. Goode caught Welch's 
punt out and the latter then kicked an easy 
goal. The half ended soon after with no fur- 
ther scoring. 

But in the second half Bowdoin showed a 
complete reversal of form. Her whirlwind 
attack literally carried Colby off her feet, and 
Frank Smith, Kern and Farnham tore thru the 
line repeatedly for consistent gains. The 
Bowdoin stands were rocking with enthusiasm 
and the Colby 'bleachers were desperately pray- 
ing for the gray to hold. And to hold she 
tried, on her one-yard line, but on the third 
down Kern was hugging the ball just beyond 
the chalk mark. The kickout went over Wil- 
son's head and the try for goal was denied. 

On the kickoff Bowdoin once again began 
to sweep down the field and victory seemed in 
sight. Smith made a 30-yard gain on a fake 
punt, and with a steady advance Bowdoin 
reached Colby's 30-yard line where, however, 
she was held. After two line bucks netting 5 
yards Wilson ordered a goal from placement. 
Frank Smith made a fine attempt, but the ball 
missed the goal posts by inches. Not dis- 
heartened Bowdoin struggled hard for another 
touchdown, but could not gain as consistently 
as before. Colby now began to make a few 
first downs in this half, but would not have 
scored again had not Wilson dropped one of 
Goode's punts, which was recovered by Tidd, 
who ran a scant ten yards for a touchdown. 
Welch kicked the goal. From then until the 
end of the half the ball changed hands fre- 
quently but neither goal line was threatened. 
Upwards of 250 Bowdoin men attended the 
game, to say nothing of the band, which did 
splendid work, both during the game and in 
the march around town afterwards. 

The summary : 
Colby Bowdoin 

Mikelsky, l.e r.e., Hurley 

Tidd. l.t r.t, Crosby 

Beach ( C. Soule), l.g r.g., Hastings 

Hamilton, c c, King 

Rogers, r.g l.g., Pratt 



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Greene, r.t l.t., Newman 

Ervin,. r.e I.e., E. Smith 

Welch, q.b q.b., Wilson (Wiggin) 

Ralph Good, l.h.b r.h.b., Farnham (Ballard) 

Roy Good, r.h.b l.h.b., F. Smith 

Stacey, f.b f.b., Kern 

Score : Colby, 12 ; Bowdoin, 5 Touchdowns — 
Ervin, Tidd, Kern. Goals from touchdowns — 
Welch, 2. Referee — O'Connell of Harvard. Um- 
pire — Tyler of Princeton. Field Judge — Andrews 
of Yale. Head linesman — Macreadie of Portland A. 
C. Linesmen — Keppel of Colby, and Smith of Bow- 
doin. Time — 35-minute halves. 



SOPHOMORES WIN TRACK MEET 

The Sophomore-Freshman track meet, 
which was held on Tuesday and Thursday of 
last week, ended in a victory for the Sopho- 
mores with a total of 67 points to 32 for the 
Freshmen. Captain Cole of the Sophomore 
team was the largest point winner and H. H. 
Hall and Alexander did good work for the first 
year men. The summary : 

Throwing Hammer — Won by J. L. Hurley, '12, 
107 feet 4 inches; M.- B. Alexander, '13, 2d; W. B. 
McMahon, '13, 3d. 

Shot Put— Won by G. C. Kern, '12, 35 ft. 10 in. ; 
F. B. Simpson, '12, 2d; M. B. Alexander, '13, and 
L. T. Means, '12, tied for third. 

Throwing Discus — Won by F. A. Smith, '12, III 
ft. 1-2 in. ; L. T. Means, '12, 2d ; M. B. Alexander, 
'13. 3d. 

Pole Vault— Won by R. D. Cole, '12, and B. D. 
Gardner, '13, tied, 8 ft. 6 in. ; W. A. McCormick, 
'12, 3d. 

Running High Jump — Won by W. S. Green, '13, 
5 ft. 4 1-2 in. ; R. D. Cole, '12, and G. H. Nichols, '12, 
tied for 2d and 3d. 

Running Broad Jump — Won by W. H. McKen- 
ney. '12, 18 ft. I in.; W. S. Green, '13, 2d; R. D. 
Cole, '12, 3d. 

100- Yard Dash— Won by R. D. Cole, '12; J. H. 
McKenney, '12, 2d; H. A. Davis, '12, and H. E. 
Locke, '12, tied for 3d. Time — 10 4-5 sec. 

220- Yard Dash— Won by R. D. Cole, '12; J. H. 
McKenney, '12, 2d ; H. E. Locke, '12, 3d. Time — 23 
4-5 sec- 

880- Yard Run— Won by H. H. Hall, '13; G. F. 
Cressey, '12, 2d; M. H. Gray, '12, 3d. Time — 2 min. 
17 sec. 

440- Yard Dash— Won by R. D. Cole, '12; H. B. 
Walker, '13, 2d; M. H. Gray, '12, 3d. Time— 
57 2-5 sec. 

Mile Run— Won by H. H. Hall, '13; M." B. Aus- 
tin, '12, 2d; T. E. Emery, '13, 3d. Time — S min. 25 
2-5 sec. 



'68 PRIZE SPEAKING 

The following men have been appointed 
from the Senior Class to take part in the '68 
Prize Speaking Contest which will be held in 
Memorial Hall on the evening of January 20, 



1910. John Leland Crosby, Robert Hale, 
Henry O nimby Hawes, Harold Edwin Rowell, 
Winston Bryant Stephens, and Alfred 
Wheeler Stone. 



ANNIE TALBOT COLE LECTURES 

The Annie Talbot Cole lectures for the 
year 1909-10 are to be given in Memorial Hall 
on Nov. II and 18, by the Hon. Samuel Mc- 
Call, LL.D., of Winchester, Mass. His sub- 
ject for the evening of Nov. 11, will be "Some 
Responsibilities of a Citizen." On the even- 
ing of Nov. 18, he will speak on "Lessening 
the Military Burden." 



ECONOMIC PRIZES 

The opportunity to compete for the Eco- 
nomic Prizes offered by Hart Schaffner & 
Marx has been brought to the attention of 
students of Bowdoin College by Professor J. 
Laurence Laughlin of the University of Chi- 
cago, who is chairman of the committee in 
charge of the contest. 

Papers for the prizes are to be submitted 
before June i, 1910. There are five prizes, 
totalling $2,000. The contestants are divided 
into three classes, fuller details of which may 
be had from the head of the department of 
political economy. The prizes are divided as 
follows : 

Class "A," first prize, $600; second prize, 
$400. 

Class "B," first prize, $300; second prize, 
$200. 



Class "C," one prize, 

Classes "A" and "B" refer particularly to 
college graduates and undergraduates, and the 
following subjects have been suggested by 
Professor Laughlin's committee : 

1. The effect of labor unions on interna- 
tional trade. 

2. The best means of raising the wages 
of the unskilled. 

3. A comparison between the theory and 
the actual practice of protectionism in the 
United States. 

4. A scheme for an ideal monetary sys- 
tem for the United" States. 

5. The true relation of the central gov- 
ernment to trusts. 

6. How much of J. S. Mills' economic 
system survives ? 



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7. A central bank as a factor in a financial 
crisis. 

The members of the committee, aside from 
Professor Laughlin, are : 

Professor J. B. Clark, Columbia Univer- 
sity ; Professor Henry C. Adams, University 
of Michigan ; Horace White, Esq., New York 
City, and Edwin F. Gay, Harvard University. 



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"DAVE" PORTER, 06, ADDRESSES THE Y.M.C. A. 

On the evening of Oct. 25th, "Dave" Por- 
ter, '06, International Secretary for Prepara- 
tory Schools, delivered a most interesting 
address on "The Power Behind Bowdoin 
Spirit," before a large audience in the Y. M. 
C. A. room. 

It was a timely topic and the concensus of 
opinion was that Mr. Porter presented the 
facts of the case in their true lig'ht. 

He believes that the Christian Association 
is in a large degree responsible for college 
spirit and to prove this quoted several inter- 
esting cases which have come under his ob- 
servation. Furthermore, behind every good 
college spirit two things are always found. 
First, an intellectual activity, and second, a 
faculty made up of Christian men who believe 
in the spiritual values of life. 

The three elements of true college spirit 
are : 

The element of self-sacrifice on the part of 
the individual. 

There shall be a strong fraternal (not fra- 
ternity) spirit among the men in college. 

There shall be an atmosphere of intellect- 
ual activity and aggressiveness about the col- 
lege. 

Mr. Porter then showed how these ele- 
ments can be incorporated thru the Y. M. C. A. 
which, thru stalwart leadership, should direct 
the spirit of the college. 



NO MORE BONNETS 

Undergraduate Council Rules that in Future Freshmen 

Wear Black Sklill Cap with White Button, 

Throughout Year 

The Undergraduate Council met last 
Thursday evening and voted that in the future 
Freshman classes wear throughout their 
Freshman year a black skull cap with a white 
button in place of the ludicrous head gear 



which has been imposed upon them during the 
last few years. 

This vote of the Council will meet with 
general approval throughout the college, for 
there has been a feeling that the head gear 
for Freshmen has been a little over done in 
years past and particularly this year. 

Among other things the Council discussed 
the matter of wearing class numerals and a 
suggestion was made that certificates accom- 
pany the award of a B. But no action was 
taken and these matters will come up at the 
next meeting to be held Nov. 4. 

CALENDAR 

Saturday^ November 6 

11.00 Football Team leaves for Lewiston. 

2.30 Bowdoin vs. Bates on Garcelon Field, Lew- 
iston. 

Colby vs. University of Maine at Orono. 

8.00 Bowdoin-Bates night at the Empire, Lew- 
iston. Frank Lalor in 'The Candy Shop." 

Sunday^ November 7 

10.4s Rev. John A. Quint of Rockland, begins 
his duties as pastor of the Church on the Hill. 

5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by double quartette ; violin solo by 
Kendrie, '10. 

Monday, November 8 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

3.30-6.00 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall. 

4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

7.00 Meeting of Philosophical Club. The dis- 
cussion will be on "Fatalism." 

Tuesday^ November 9 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

Wednesday, November 10 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

Thursd,\y, November ii 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 Cross Country Trials. 

7.00 Dr. F. N. Whittier will speak on "Clean 
Athletics" in the Christian Association Room. 

8.00 First of Annie Talbot Cole Lectures in 
Memorial Hall. 

Friday, Nov. 12 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 Cross Country Team leaves gym. 

Saturday, November 13 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. University of Maine on Whit- 
tier Field. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Editor-in-Chief 

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THOMAS OTIS. 1910 E. W. SKELTON, 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 
W^. A. FULLER. 1912 



R. D. MORSS, 1910 
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The great figures on the 
Qen. 0. 0. Howard stage of the Civil War, 

those to whom the eyes of 
the Union and the Confederacy were turned 
either during the entire struggle or for one of 
its great episodes, have passed to their rest. 
There are still living those who commanded 
brigades and divisions, but of those who com- 
manded "armies," General O. O. Howard is 
the last. 

The late General Howard was equally in- 
teresting as a man and as an officer. Of a 
deep religious nature, earnestly active in all 
movements for the moral uplift of the army 
and the community, of dauntless personal 
courage, full of kind and helpful impulses, he 
has been called the "American Havelock." 
General Howard graduated from Bowdoin in 
the Class of 1850 and went to West Point in 
the days when a cadet with a bachelor's de- 
gree was an object of curiosity to his class- 
mates. As an officer General Howard would 



not be called great; he stands with Sedgwick 
and other efficient officers who were good 
lieutenants. He was by no means the only 
brave officer who had seen his soldiers run 
away from him, and better material than he 
had at Chancellorsville, has yielded to blows 
struck by men of the Stonewall Jackson stamp. 
The making of history is a series of revisions 
of judgment and long before he died General 
Howard had received the benefit of this 
pi"0cess. 



More Bowdoin and \" °"^ °^ ^'' essays, Joseph 

Less Foolishness ^'^%'°l ."'^"^ *,^ '^- 
mark that every nation is 

distinguished by productions that are peculiar 
to it ; and so Bowdoin College has become dis- 
tinguished of late by productions, or may we 
not call them creations, in the way of Fresh- 
man head gear. It has always been a pernicious 
custom which requires college men to make 
themselves unduly prominent to the detriment 
of the fair name of the college, and we are to 
be congratulated that the Undergraduate 
Council has taken steps which will result in a 
more modest display of millinery. It is 
entirely to the credit of this body that they 
start the work of the year with a reform so 
vital. It seems to be the concensus of opin- 
ion that a Freshman should be marked in 
some way, altho we fail to see the necessity of 
it, but since this is the case, it is fitting and 
proper that a modest black skull cap with a 
button of Bowdoin white should be the char- 
acteristic mark. 



. ..., . f r II In a recent article in 
Men to \mT *^ CongregationaHst,'Rsv. 
Men to Religion Herbert A. Jump, for 
seven years pastor of the college church at 
Brunswick, has summed up his impressions 
of the attitude of college men to religion. He 
also listed a number of representative ques- 
tions which have been asked the other clergy- 
men, besides himself, who have preached at 
Bowdoin in recent years. Here are some of 
them : 

What do you regard • as the kernel of 
Christianity? Can a modern man believe in 
the supernatural? What is the strongest 
proof that there is a God ? Is belief in Christ 
essential to salvation? In what sense was 
Christ divine? What is the Church? Is the 
Bible the inspired word in some magic sense 
or just the same as any historical record? 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



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Does the soul exist after death, and if so, 
where? Where can a fellow find a solid 
basis of authority to-day for belief or con- 
duct? Are there any practical ways for car- 
rying through the week the good resolutions 
made on Sunday? 

As to the present drift of student thot 
Mr. Jump says that for one question dealing 
with the world to come there are a dozen deal- 
ing with the present world, and his general 
conclusion is thus expressed : 

"Robert E. Speer, than whom no one 
knows the American college more thoroly, 
says that for a young man of college age there 
is no place to-day as morally safe as a college 
campus. Such questions as I have here re- 
produced go to substantiate this friendly ap- 
praisal. There is a strange brand of hypoc- 
risy abroad in our student communities, a sort 
of "Pharisaism turned inside out," which 
makes the young men desirous of being taken 
for worse than they are. It is as though they 
were a trifle ashamed of their virtues, their 
honesties, their convictions. And yet the 
deeper life exists, and it is increasingly foster- 
ing a staunch moral idealism among our col- 
lege undergraduates and framing for itself a 
modern religious expression marked by vigoi', 
masculinity and reality." 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Rev. J. Langdon Ouimby, D.D., of Gardi- 
ner, conducted Sunday chapel using as his 
text Psalm 84.2, "My heart and my soul crieth 
for the living God." At moments, this hun- 
ger and thirst of both mind and body should 
be supreme. This want becomes supreme 
when man in his deepest and most enduring 
nature cries out for it. 

He needs a clear vision of God for three 
especial reasons. First, he requires it to meet 
doubt and questions of need. This doubt 
should be courageous. It should be of that 
kind which leads man to defy everything if 
necessary. Secondly, he needs it to satisfy 
his own nature. If he is to find richest satis- 
faction from nature, he learns to thirst and 
hunger for God. Man as child of God pos- 
sesses those divine intuitions and so needs God. 
Thirdly, he needs it to give direction to his 
life. To be successful in his life, a man must 
recognize and possess a clear vision of God. 
The Japanese in their recent war with Russia 
must have realized the need of God and, ac- 
cordingly, asked for aid and assistance. 



From the consideration of these three 
needs for God, we learn the true value of man- 
hood. Manhood appeals to the students say- 
ing, "Whatever you do, begin with God." 



TOMORROW'S FOOTBALL GAMES 

Amherst vs. University of Vermont. 
Bowdoin vs. Bates. 
Colby vs. Maine. 
Colgate vs. Rochester. 
Cornell vs. Harvard. 
Dartmouth vs. Princeton. 
Lafayette vs. Pennsylvania. 
Northwestern vs. Chicago. 
Syracuse vs. Tufts. 
Williaans vs. Wesleyan. 
Yale vs. Brown. 
Exeter vs. Andover. 



ColleGe Botes 



THE FARE TO LEWISTON TOMORROW IS FIFTY 
CENTS ROUND TRIP. EVERYBODY TAKES EITHER 
THE 11.00 OR 1.30 TRAIN. 

Pratt, '09, is assistant in Zoology this year. 

Bartlett, '06, was on the campus last week. 

Prof, Sills was in Skowhegan over Saturday. 

The Christian Association handbooks are out. 

Haley, '11, is coaching the second football team. 

West Point will have no more football this year. 

Leavitt, '13, spent Sunday at his home in Wilton. 

The new chapel hymnals have been put into use. 

Frank Evans, '10, entertained his father, Thurs- 
day. 

Five clerks are being employed at the office this 
year. 

Ridgley C. Clarke, '08, was on the campus last 
week. 

Dr. Whittier and Mr. Snow attended the Colby 
game. 

Prof. Files gave adjourns in German 3, Sat- 
urday. 

Sayward, ex-'i2, is attending the Lowell Textile 
School. 

Leon Lippincott, '10, has entered the Medical 
School. 

The new catalogue will be ready in about five 
weeks. 

Walton, '12, is doing an extensive picture busi- 
ness. 

Kenneth Latourette, Traveling Secretary of the 
Student Volunteer Movement, will speak in the 
Christian Association room, Thursday, Nov. 4. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



Kent, 'i2, and Genthner, 'ii, were home over 
Sunday. 

Emery, '12, and McNally, '13, were home over 
Sunday. 

Clifford, '10, is coaching the Brunswick High 
football team. 

David R. Porter, '06, is lecturing in Eastern Can- 
ada this week. 

The Mandolin Club commenced rehearsals, Mon- 
day afternoon. 

Mr. Hale of Providence spent Sunday with 
Hathaway, '12. 

Fifty-two students, or half the class, cut Eco- 
nomics, Saturday. 

Bryant, '12, and Cressey, '12, have been sick dur- 
ing the past week. 

Ventilators have been installed in the basement 
of Appleton Hall. 

Timberlake, '12, and Tuttle, '10, are assistants in 
the library this year. 

R. D. Morss, '10, is just recovering from an 
attack of appendicitis. 

President Hyde preached at Wellesley College 
last Sunday, Oct. 31. 

Tom Henderson, '05, is now located at Guadal- 
ajara, Jalesco, Mexico. 

Lyman Cousins of Portland, visited friends on 
the campus, Wednesday. 

Prof. Files gave adjourns in German 3, Saturday, 
on account of the game. 

Clifford, '10, was head linesman at the Portland- 
Waltham game, Saturday. 

About ten men went to Portland Saturday to see 
the "Servant in the House." 

Col. Plummer of Bath, spent Friday afternoon 
with friends on the campus. 

Isaiah Morrill's bull terrier is proving a rival to 
"Dooley" in attending chapel. 

The trials for the Cross Country Squad are to 
come a week from Thursday. 

James Sturtevant, '09, has been on the campus 
since Sunday, visiting friends. 

The entrances and stairways of Memorial Hall 
have been repainted this year. 

About 220 tickets to the Colby game were sold 
at the station, Saturday morning. 

"Nick" Carter, '09, played with the Psi U's in 
the game against the Theta Delts. 

Conferences are held every two weeks for stu- 
dents in English HI. and History. 

The services Sunday will be in honor of the 
memory of Gen. O. O Howard, '50. 

Twenty-three dollars was taken in the subscrip- 
tion for the band at the rally last week. 

During the past week or more, workmen have 
been burning the leaves on the campus. 

The Christian Association officers entertained 
David Porter at the Inn, Thursday evening. 

Leigh, '12, Maloney, '12, and Skelton, '11, are 
working in the registrar's office this year. 

George Gardner, '00, visited at the Beta House 
last week and took in the game at Waterville. 



The Glee Club commenced rehearsals Tuesday 
afternoon, under the direction of Prof. Wass. 

Philosophical Conference next Monday in the 
Psychological Laboratory. Subject, "Fatalism." 

Robinson, '11, will not be able to enter the cross- 
country run this year on account of heart trouble. 

Raymond Atwood of Lewiston, the brother of 
Harrison Atwood, '09, was on the campus last week. 

The Deutscher Verein will hold its first meeting 
this week and decide as to the meetings for this year. 

George C. Purington, '04, was on the campus last 
week, and attended the Bowdoin-Colby game, Sat- 
urday. 

Rehearsals of the Glee Club are being very well 
attended and great progress is being made under 
Prof. Wass. 

Ralph Brewster, '09, Princinal of Castine High 
School was about college last week and attended the 
Colby game. 

From now on there will be a mass-meeting every 
Friday night in Memorial Hall until the close of the 
football season. 

Fourteen major warnings and twenty-five minor 
warnings were issued, after the review of first-year 
men on Monday. 

Freshmen candidates for Assistant Track Man- 
ager have commenced work rubbing the squad out 
for cross-country. 

Several undergraduates are planning to attend 
the performance of "The Candy Shop" at Lewiston 
after the Bates game. 

Prof. H. L. Chapman and Miss Chapman at- 
tended the Chapman-Doten wedding in Portland, 
Saturday evening, Oct. 23. 

A new and more practical system of rank cards 
has been devised by Dr. Burnett and will be -put 
into effect this semester. 

David R. Porter, '06, spoke before the Christian 
Fraternity at Phillips-Exeter Sunday evening, and 
Monday morning of this week. 

Commander and Mrs. Peary have accepted invi- 
tations from the faculty to be guests Wednesday and 
Thursday of commencement week. 

Donald McMillan, '98, will give an address with 
illustrated pictures before the Bowdoin Club at the 
University Club of Boston, Saturday evening. 

S. A. Thompson, of Portland, is instructing the 
candidates for the Mandolin Club. About 25 men 
are out, and the prospects indicate a successful 
season. 

William C. Sparks, ex-'og, who several years ago 
pitched on the Bowdoin baseball team, has accepted 
the position of physical director at Hobart College, 
Geneva, N. Y. 

At the banquet given to Mr. E. H. Crawford 
before his departure from Brunswick to California 
last week. Profs. Chapman, Files, and Robinson 
were present and spoke. 

The Rally Friday night in Memorial Hall was 
not lacking in enthusiasm and good speeches. The 
sneakers were : Dr. Whittier, Professor Hastings, 
Professor Robinson, Col. E. C. Plummer, '76, of 
Bath, and Coach McClave. The band furnished 
music and a collection was taken to send the band 
to Waterville to the Colby game. 



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On January ii, 1910, the South Congregational 
Church of Hartford, Conn., will celebrate the golden 
anniversary of the installation of Rev. Edwin P. 
Parker, D.D., '56, as pastor. 

Martin, '10, Webster, '10, Weston, '10, and 
Macomber, '11, of Augusta, made the trip from 
Augusta to Waterville Saturday by automobile, and 
afterwards headed the Bowdoin procession to the 
Elmwood Hotel. 

R. L. Thomspon, '10, W. E. Atwood, '10, and 
Lawrence McFarland, '11, are attending the 7Sth 
convention of Delta Upsilon at Boston, this week. 
The delegates from the chapter are A. W. Wandtke, 
'10, and A. J. Somes, '11. 

In the memorial services held in the Pine street 
Congregational Church last week, Prof. H. L. 
Chapman spoke on the character of Prof. G. C. 
Purington. late professor of Farmington Normal 
School. 

Kate Douglass Wiggin's "Rebecca of Sunny- 
brook Farm" will be dramatized in the Jefferson 
Theatre, Portland, for a week beginning Nov. 29. 
It will also be given in the Empire, Lewiston, Dec. 
10 and II. 

Boyd Bartlett, '83, has been added to the teach- 
ing staff of Boston Latin School. In college, he 
was the first scholar of his class, winner of the 
Latin, mathematical, and speaking prizes and a mem- 
ber of the championship football team. 

Rev. J. H. Quint, '97, the new pastor of the 
Church on the Hill, will commence his work Sun- 
day morning. He has been pastor of the Congre- 
gational Church of Rockland for several years and 
comes from there to Brunswick very highly recom- 
mended. 

Prof. Sills is to form a class in Latin Prose Com- 
position to meet one hour a week. The class is 
open to Freshmen in good standing and other stu- 
dents who wish a more thorough knowledge with 
Latin. The course does not count toward a degree 
but does toward honors. 

Students desiring to consult the Registrar per- 
sonally will find him at the college office Tuesday, 
Thursday and Friday from 1.30 to 2.30. Any ques- 
tion concerning the general business of the office 
can be referred at any time during the office hours 
to the Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Little. 

Mr. W. B. Snow had a paper on "The Teaching 
of Lycidas" at a meeting of the English Department 
of the Maine Association of Colleges and Prepara- 
tory Scliools, in Lewiston last Friday. At the same 
meeting Lucien P. Libby, '99, read a, paper on "Aims 
and Methods in the Teaching of Literature." 

Willard T. Libby, '99, has resigned his position 
at the Pejepscot Paper Mills and left Saturday for 
Turner Falls, where he has accepted the position of 
Superintendent of the International Paper Company. 
Jesse D. Wilson, '03, who has been at Lisbon Falls, 
will come to Brunswick to accept Mr. Libby's posi- 
tion. 

Dr. Whittier made the following statement Sun- 
day to the Associated Press regarding the West 
Point football accident ; "Accidents are liable to 
happen in sports of all kinds. I, do not think that 
the accident will have any permanent effect upon the 
game generally. The accident may have a tempo- 
rary effect, especially upon the parents." 



There are 270,000 fraternity men in the colleges 
of the United States. 

Stuart F. Brown, '10, went to Burlington, Ver- 
mont, last week as a delegate to Alpha Lambda 
Chapter of Kappa Sigma on the night of initiation 
at the University of Vermont. 

A student male quartet consisting of Tibbetts, 
'12, A. W. Johnson, '11, Davis, '12, and Stephens, 
'10, is furnishing music at both morning and even- 
ing services at St. Paul's Church. 

In accordance with a vote of the students of the 
University of Maine at a mass-meeting held Thurs- 
day afternoon they returned to their studies Friday 
after a week's absence from their work. At chapel 
exercises President Fellows dwelt lightly upon the 
situation and expressed the desire for harmonious 
proceedings in future. By terms stipulated by 
the faculty last week the eight suspended students 
who were implicated in the so-called hazing 
incident on the night of October 6, will be 
allowed to remain on the campus and have 
access to the library and will be allowed to continue 
their work under private tutors. As to the expense 
of this it has been arranged to be taken care of sat- 
isfactorily to all parties concerned. 

The Massachusetts Club is made up this year as 
follows : 

1910, Brown, Edwards, Hamburger, McGlone, P. 
B. Morss, R. D. Morss, Otis, Robinson, C. A. Smith. 

1911, Brummett, Cole, Dennis, H. K. Hine, R. P. 
Hine, Kellogg, Sullivan, ■ Wiggin, Oxnard, Redfern, 
Spurling, Stephens. 

1912, Ashey, Brooks, Burlingame, Churchill, 
Daniels, Davis, Hurley, Joy. McCormick, Morss, 
Nichols, Reynolds, Rowell, Torrey, Bosworth. 

1913, Baker, Brown, Busfield, Duffey, Fuller, W. 
S. Greene, Greenwood, H. H. Hall, Jones, Miller, 
Saunders, Twombley. 

Specials (1913) Montgomery. 
The Club will meet for the first time after the 
Thanksgiving recess. 



IN MEMORIAM 

Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon^ 
November I, 1909. 

In the death on Sunday last of Brother George 
Tingley Sewall of the Class of 1867, the Kappa 
Chapter of Psi Upsilon loses a beloved and re- 
spected member from its ranks. He was highly 
honored in his home town and was a prominent 
member of the Penobscot bar. A gentleman of the 
old school, he was an honor to his fraternity and to 
his profession. Therefore be it 

Resolved, That we express our sorrow at his 
death and extend our sincere sympathy to those 
bound closer to him by ties of friendship and family. 

Clinton Noyes Peters, 
Arthur Harrison Cole, 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 



For the Chapter. 



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Hlumni department 



'50. — Gen. Oliver O. Howard died sud- 
denly of heart disease at his home in Burling- 
ton, Vt., Oct. 26, 1909. He was the son of 
Rowland Bailey and Eliza (Otis) Howard 
and was born 8 Nov. 1830, at Leeds, Me. His 
uncle, Hon. John Otis, graduated in 1823 and 
his three brothers followed him to Bowdoin. 
He was prepared for college in the academies 
at Monmouth and Yarmouth. On completing 
the college course when only nineteen, he 
received an appointment to West Point. Here 
he graduated fourth in his class in 1854 and 
became a second lieutenant in the ordnance 
department. He was on duty in the arsenal 
at Watervliet, N. Y., and in that at Augusta, 
Me., 1854-6, was chief of ordnance in the 
Seminole War in 1857, and the same year was 
detailed as assistant professor of mathematics 
in the U. S. Military Academy. At the' out- 
break of the war, his request to be relieved of 
his appointment and sent to the front not hav- 
ing been granted, he resigned and became col- 
onel of the third Maine volunteers, he com- 
manded a brigade at the first battle of Bull 
Run and was promoted to be brigadier general 
in September, 1861. He took part in the 
Peninsular campaign, and at Fair Oaks had 
two horses shot beneath him and was wounded 
in the right arm so severely as to require its 
amputation. Returning to the army after an 
absence of less than three months, he partici- 
pated in the Maryland campaign, succeeding 
Gen. Sedgwick in the command of the second 
division when the latter was wounded at 
Antietam, and taking a prominent part at 
Fredericksburg. He was appointed major- 
general of volunteers, 29 November, 1862, and 
was in command of the eleventh corps at 
Chancellorsville. With the same corps he 
won great credit at Gettysburg, holding a 
superior force in check on the first day and as 
commanding oificer for a brief period after the 
death of Gen. Reynolds, selecting the field on 
which the famous battle was completed. In 
October, 1863, he joined the Army of the 
Cumberland and took part in the operations 
about Chattanooga. The next spring he had 
command of the fourth army corps, and after 
the death of Gen. McPherson was put in com- 
mand of the Army of Tennessee. He com- 
manded the right wing in Gen. Sherman's 
march to the sea, and after the capture of 
Savannah engaged in the invasion of the Car- 



olinas. In Dec, 1864, he was made a brigadier- 
general in the regular army and in March, 
1865, was brevetted major-general for gallan- 
try at the battle of Ezra Church. From May, 
1865, to June, 1872, he was Commissioner of 
the Bureau of Refugees, and accomplished 
much for the relief of the freedmen and for 
their industrial and educational welfare, tak- 
ing an active part in the establishment of sev- 
eral permanent institutions, one of which, 
Howard University, was named in his honor. 
He was in command of the Department of the 
Columbia from 1874 to 1880, and while there 
conducted successfully two wars with hostile 
Indians. For two years he was Superintend- 
ent of the United States Military Academy 
and then in command of the Department of 
the Platte till March, 1886, when he was pro- 
moted to be major-general. During most of 
the period till his retirement by law on Nov. 
8, 1894, he was in command of the the Depart- 
ment of the East with his headquarters at Gov- 
ernor's Island, N. Y. Since his retirement his 
legal residence has been at Burlington, Vt., but 
his labors in connection with the organization 
and establishment of the Lincoln Memorial 
University at Cumberland Gap, Tenn., and the 
demands for public addresses have taken him 
to all parts of the country. 

Gen. Howard received the decoration of 
the French Legion of Honor in 1884, the 
thanks of Congress for his service at Gettys- 
burg", and the degree of doctor of laws from 
his Alma Mater, and several other institutions 
of learning. He was the author of several 
historical and biographical books and his auto- 
biography published in two volumes in 1907 
had a large sale. 

Gen. Howard served as a trustee of Bow- 
doin College from 1892 till his death. He 
served her most by his well-deserved fame as 
a brave soldier and a devout Christian. 

'08. — Thomas E. Gay has been chosen 
principal of the High School at Mechanics- 
ville, New York. 

'09. — Harrison Atwood has a position 
with the New York Telephone Company. 

'09. — Ralph O. Brewster is principal of 
the High School at Castine. 

"09. — Jasper J. Stahl is studying in Gottin- 
gen, Gemiany. His address is 9, I Goss- 
lerstrasse. 

'09. — Rev. Fred V. Stanley has accepted 
a call to be the pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Kingston, N. H. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 12, 1909 



VOL. XXXIX 



NO. 17 



BOWDOIN vs. MAINE 

To-morrow will see the finish of the Maine 
Intercollegiate Football games for the year 
1909. Colby is champion and Bates is at the 
foot of the list. Only two halves of what 
should prove to be a gruelling contest will 
determine who shall occupy second and third 
places. Comparative weight and scores make 
it appear that Bowdoin and Maine are evenly 
matched. 

Maine prophets are assured that Coach 
Schildmiller's men have something up their 
sleeve yet, while Bowdoin, stimulated by the 
presence and coaching of "Cope" Philoon are 
full of confidence. It will be a contest well 
worth watching. 



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BOWDOIN 6, BATES 
Bowdoin Line Backers Win Out 

In her second game of the championship 
series Bowdoin defeated Bates in a hard game 
at Lewiston, Saturday, thereby relegating 
Bates to the Booby prize and giving herself a 
fighting chance for second place with Maine 
next Saturday. 

It was a hard fought game with the honors 
pretty even until Bowdoin scored her only 
touchdown after sixty minutes of play, and 
Frank Smith kicked a goal, making the vic- 
tory read 6 to o. 

Evenly matched as the teams were, Bow- 
doin excelled easily in offensive playing and to 
this was due her victory. Her superiority in 
this respect, however, does not show to its 
full value in the score, for repeatedly she car- 
ried the ball dangerously near the Bates goal 
only to lose it at the' critical mcnnent and allow 
Bates to boot it back up the field. Bowdoin 
was also penalized heavier than Bates, twice 
late in' the second half for alleged delay of the 
game. 

Bates, in the first half, took every advan- 
tage of the wind and punted repeatedly. Dur- 



ing the game she punted 400 yards against 
Bowdoin's scant 200. Bates' scheme of punt- 
ing with the wind worked Bowdoin's backs 
hard in line bucking to make up lost ground. 

The ball was weaving up and down the 
field during the whole game and it was only 
by a characteristic Bowdoin rally late in the 
game that it was finally pushed over the Bates 
line. 

The last fifteen minutes of play was full 
of sensations. Keaney kicked from his 46- 
yard line to Wilson who was downed on his 
30. Kern then took the ball and went into the 
line for first down in two smashes. Wilson 
next made a twenty-yard gain on an end run 
and then Crosby picked up an onside kick and 
dug 20 yards nearer the line. In three line 
charges Bowdoin put the ball within , 10 yards 
of the line and looked good for a score when 
Bates rushed once, punted back into the center 
of the field and the fun began all over again. 
Pretty soon, however, Farnham made a for- 
ward pass to "Baldy" Smith who dug back to 
the lo-yard line again before he fell. Farn- 
ham and Smith went into the line for eight 
and the whole team got down and boosted 
Kern over with the ball for a touchdown. 

Early in the game Frank Smith made a 
sensational 50-yard dash through the whole 
Bates team and made a tackle. 

Both college bands were out and grand 
stand and bleachers were filled. Practically 
the whole of the student body went up from 
Bowdoin. 

Bowdoin. Bates. 

Crosby, E. Smith, l.e I.e., Carroll, Bishop 

Newman (Capt.), l.t l.t., W. Andrews 

Pratt, l.g l.g., Shepard, Ham 

Boynton, c c, Dorman 

Hastings, King, r.g r.g., Jecusco 

King, Crosby, r.t r.t., D. Andrews, Dacey 

Hurley, r.e r.e.. Dacey, McAlister 

Wilson, q.b q.b., Keaney, Remmert 

F. Smith, l.h.b l.h.b., Conklin, Dennis 

Farnham r.h.b r.h.b., Dennis, Keaney 

Kern, f.b f.b., Lovely 

Summary : Score — Bowdoin 6, Bates o. Touch- 
down — Kern. Goal from touchdown — F. Smith. 
Umpire — Farmer, Dartmouth. Referee — Walbridge, 
Cornell. Head linesman — Rawson. Time of halves 
— 35 minutes. 



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BOWDOIN GETS $100,000 GIFT 

John Steward Kennedy, one of America's 
comparatively little known rich men who died 
in his New York home last week, left bequests 
of more than $25,000,000 to religious, char- 
itable and educational institutions, including a 
gift of $100,000.00 to Bowdoin College. 

The $25,000,000 gift is the largest be- 
quest of its kind ever made, and the beneficiar- 
ies include educational and church institutions 
North, South, East and West in this country 
and several abroad, 60 in all. Nearly half the 
$25,000,000 goes to institutions connected 
with the Presbyterian church of which Mr. 
Kennedy has been an active member for many 
years. Aside from these gifts Mr. Kennedy 
left approximately $35,000,000 to his wife, 
his relatives, and a great number of friends 
and employes. 

The charitable, religious and educational 
institutions which receive the largest bequests 
are to share the residue of the estate left after 
definite gifts of approximately $12,000,000 
have been paid out. Their shares are esti- 
mated by counsel for the executors as follows : 

Presbyterian board of foreign missions $2,250,- 
000. 

Presbyterian board of home missions, $2,250,000. 

Presbyterian church extension fund, $2,250,000. 

Presbyterian Hospital, New York, $2,250,000. 

Robert College, Constantinople, $1,500,000. 

Presbyterian board of aid for colleges, $750,000. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 
$2,250,000. 

New York Public Library, $2,250,000. 

Columbia University, $2,250,000. 

United Charities, New York, $1,500,000. 

American Bible Society, $750,000. 

Charity Organization Society, New York, 
$750,000. 

The smaller, gifts, made by specific bequest, are 
as follows : 

Yale University, $100,000. 

Amherst College, $100,000. 

Williams College, $100,000. 

Dartmouth College, $100,000. 

Bowdoin College, $100,000. 

Hamilton College, $100,000. 

University of Glasgow, Scotland ("where from 
my infancy I resided until I came to this country"), 
$100,000. 

Hampton Normal School and Agricultural Insti- 
tute, $100,000. 

Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., $50,000. 

Oberlin College, Oberlin, O., $50,000. 

Wellesley College, $50,000. 

Barnard College, $50,000. 

Teachers' College (Columbia University), $50,000. 

Elmira College for Women, Elmira, N. Y., 
$50,000. 

Northfield Seminary, Northfield, Mass., $50,000. 



Mount Hermon boys' school, Gill, Mass., 
$50,000. 

Anatolic College, Marsovan, Turkey, $50,000. 

Syrian Protestant College, Beirut, Syria, $25,000. 

American school at Smyrna, Turkey, now under 
the care of the Rev. Alexander MacLachlan, 
$20,000. 

Lake Forest University, Lake Forest, 111., $25,000. 

Center College, Kentucky, $50,000. 

Berea College, Kentucky, $50,000. 

Cooper Union. New York, $20,000. 

National Academy of Design, New York, $20,- 
000. 

Presbyterian Board of Relief for Disabled Min- 
isters at Perth Amboy, N. J., $10,000. 

Presbyterian Home for Aged Women, New 
York, $10,000. 

Presbyterian Board of Missions for Freedmen, 
$10,000. 

Bible House of Constantinople, $10,000. 

New York Bible Society, $10,000. 

Young Men's Christian Association of New 
York, $10,000. 

Young Women's Christian Association of New 
York, $10,000. 

New York Infirmary for Women and Children, 
$25,000. 

Bar Harbor Medical and Surgical Hospital, Bar 
Harbor, $5,000. 

St. Andrews Society of the State of New York, 
$20,000. 

New York City Mission and Tract Society, 
$20,000. 

The sum of $10,000 is given to each of the fol- 
lowing : 

Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, New York; 
New York OrthopEedic Dispensary ; Home for Incur- 
able, Fordham, N. Y. ; New Yorl: Society for the 
Relief of the Ruptured and Crippled ; New York 
Charity Organization ; New York Association for 
Improving the Condition of the Poor; New York 
Children's Aid Society; New York State Charities 
Aid Association ; Alumni Association of Nurses ; 
Presbyterian Hospital, New York. 



BOWDOIN HAS A CARNEGIE HERO 

Linwood E. Clark, '11, of Wilton, has 
been awarded a bronze medal and $2,000 to 
defray the expenses of his education for saving 
the life of Edgar V. Bump, aged 7, on Dec. 
23, 1908. The award is made by the Carne- 
gie Hero Fund Commission. Clark was 
working in a store in Wilton, Me., when a fire 
broke out on the second floor where several 
children were playing. All had been rescued 
save Bump who, frightened by the smoke and 
flame, had hidden under a counter, from 
whence he was rescued by Clark. 

Clark has made no mention of the affair to 
any one in colleg^e, so that his good fortune 
comes as a surprise to Bowdoin men who 
extend to him their heartiest congratulations 
for this well-deserved recognition. 



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ISAIAH H. SIMPSON DEAD 

Isaiah H. Simpson, for many years superintend- 
ent of grounds and buildings at Bowdoin College, 
died suddenly early Monday morning of pneumo- 
nia. Friday he was at the college, but was taken ill 
and had to be assisted to his home. Sunday it was 
found that he had pneumonia. 

Mr. Simpson, who was 54 years old, was the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Simpson of this town. 
When a young man he spent several years in Cali- 
fornia and then returned and entered the coal busi- 
ness with his father. When the Pejepscot Water 
Co. was organized Mr. Simpson became its superin- 
tendent and for a number of years served in that 
capacity not only for the Pejepscot Company but 
also for the Maine Water Company which suc- 
ceeded it. For a short time he was in business for 
himself as a machinist. He then accepted this posi- 
tion at Bowdoin College which he held until about 
a year ago when he retired from active work on 
account of ill health. 

While employed at the college Mr. Simpson was 
of great assistant in the physics department, help- 
ing Prof. Charles C. Hutchins. Mr. Simpson prac- 
tically had charge of the shop work of the physics 
department and under his direction the students 
made much of their apparatus. 

He was an inventor, making several inventions 
of note, the most recent of which was a spark-coil 
for which he received a big price within a short 
time. He also invented a machine for thawing 
frozen water pipes which is in general use. 

He is survived by a widow and two sisters, Mrs. 
Caarl Von Rydingsvard of New York, and Mrs. 
Fred Townsend of Portland. He belongs to the 
United Lodge of Masons. 



THIRD LECTURE BY PROFESSOR JOHNSON ON 
WALKER ART BUILDING 

Professor Johnson in the third of his series 
of "perapatetic" lectures on the paintings in 
the Walker Art Gallery Thursday, November 
4, spoke of the works in the Sophia Walker 
Memorial Gallery. To call these weekly gath- 
erings lectures, seems hardly fair, for they are 
more like familiar talks, and have the pecul- 
iarly delightful characteristic of being im- 
promptu. 

Professor Johnson spoke first of the valua- 
ble collection of antique glass that is in the 
first cabinet, on the right side of the door as 
one enters the gallery, and of the two Grecian 
vases, the smaller one he said, is a beautiful 
and well proportioned example of Greek pot- 
tery. Of the paintings he spoke more fully, 
particularly of the landscape by Corot, and its 
delicate atmospheric treatment, also of Dau- 
bigny's subdued facile technique. The paint- 
ing of Two Lion Cubs, by Rosa Bonheur, he 
said was a very praiseworthy approximation 
of the artist's ability as a painter of animals, 



and if anyone were to take a painting from 
the gallery for his home, the choice would 
probably fall on the Rosa Bonheur painting. 
The wrought iron hinges and door locks, with 
the delicate traceries, came in for their share 
of discussion, also the valuable collection of 
china and Japanese hand-carved ivories. 

The most delightful feature of Professor 
Johnson's talks is the spirit of genuine 
aesthetic appreciation he tries to awaken in 
each man, the capacity to see the beautiful 
curve in a vase, to feel the worth of a paint- 
ing. For if a man does not try to open the 
artistic side of his nature he loses a little of 
the pure joy of life and the acquaintance with 
the truly refined. 



REV. JOHN H. QUINT 



Rev. John H. Quint, '97, commenced his 
duties as pastor of the First Parish Church on 
Sunday morning by conducting the morning 
exercises. Mr. Quint graduated from the 
Bangor Theological Seminary in 1896 and 
from Bowdoin in 1897. His first pastorate 
was at Falmouth, Mass. From there he went 
to Rockland, Me., where he won the esteem 
of all who met him. His coming to Bruns- 
wick will be welcomed especially by the stu- 
dents, for he is a graduate of the college and is 
much interested in student aft'airs. 

He spoke Sunday morning on Christ's mis- 
sion to the world and the consequent inter- 
pretation of true and rational Christianity. He 
used for his text Matthew 5-17: "Think ye 
that I came to destroy the law or the proph- 
ets : I came not to destroy, but to fulfill." He 
showed that a rational Christianity is not the 
destroying but the fulfilling of all joys and 
pleasures. For Christ's moral law is health, 
and a good healthy religion furnishes life 
abundantly. To the service of God in this 
way, all are called. 



ART BUILDING NOTES 

Mrs. Henry Douglas Bacon has loaned to 
the college a full-size portrait of her father. 
Professor William Dennis Marks, done by 
Thomas Eakins. The painting has taken 
prizes and medals at various art exhibits and 
expositions. It was awarded a gold medal at 
the Chicago World's Exposition. The paint- 
ing has been hung in the Boyd gallery in the 
Art Building. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



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John Steward 
Kennedy 



Mr. John Steward Ken- 
nedy by whose will Bow- 
doin gets a gift of one 
hundred thousand dollars, was one of the 
philanthropists whose gifts, altho measured in 
millions, were made with as little publicity as 
possible. As he gave quietly so he lived unos- 
tentatiously. Besides being a banker he was 
one of the country's chief builders of railroads, 
and in his own unobtrusive way, one of New 
York's foremost advocates of scientifically 
organized charity. 

His name obtained a fleeting public men- 
tion a short time ago when the publication of 
lists showing the principal shareholders of 
American railways gave him as the owner of 
$10,000,000 of Northern Pacific and $7,000,- 
000 of Great Northern. On Wall Street Mr. 
Kennedy had the reputation of keeping the 



largest cash balance in his bank accounts of 
any New York financier. As banker and in- 
vestor, he always showed great interest in the 
development of the Northwest. He was iden- 
tified with J. Pierpont Morgan and James J. 
Hill in the Northern Pacific and Great North- 
ern railway companies for many years, and 
was a director in many railroads, life insurance 
companies and banking institutions. 

Born near Glasgow, in 1830, Mr. Ken- 
nedy came to America in 1850 as agent for an 
English iron and metal concern. In 1857 he 
joined the New York banking firm of M. K. 
Jesup & Co., and about 11 years later estab- 
lished the house of Kennedy & Co. He retired 



A More Beautiful 
Campus 



We once heard a gentle- 
man who has attained 
some prominence in the 
state, say that a certain part of Bowdoin's 
campus "looks like a hen yard." He referred 
to the land back of the dormitories where the 
Gymnasium and Observatory lie between ten- 
nis courts with their unsightly chicken wire 
shields. Behind the library, too, are plots of 
ground where the grass is never mowed in the 
spring, nor the leaves raked in the fall. To 
be sure this land is the back yard of the col- 
lege ; but even the back yard should be kept 
clean. These are defects which the Superin- 
tendent of Grounds and Buildings can remedy, 
but there are others just as obvious which the 
members of the institution can prevent. If 
you wish the campus to look well, do not throw 
waste paper from the dormitory windows. It 
is a pernicious practice which if persisted in 
will do more to mar the beauty of the campus 
than all the chicken wire and tall grass in our 
back yard. 



FACULTY CLUB MEETS 

The Faculty Club held its first meeting in 
the library Monday evening, Nov. 8. The 
committee of arrangements for this year will 
consist of President Hyde, Prof. Sills, Prof. 
Henry Johnson, Prof. Chapman, and Dr. 
Cram. A series of eight meetings will be 
devoted to discussion of various forms of lit- 
erature. In former years, biography has been 
the topic, but the various forms of the drama 
will probably be considered this year. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



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CALENDAR 

Friday, November 12 

7.00 Mass-Meeting in Memorial Hall. 
Saturday, November 13 

2.30 Bowdoin vs. University of Maine on Whit- 
tier Field. 

Sunday, November 14 

10.45 College Preacher. Professor Albert P. 
Fitch, D.D., of Andover Seminary, Cambridge, 
Mass., will speak in the Church on the Hill. 

5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President 
Albert P. Fitch. 

Music by the double quartette; tenor solo by 
Tibbetts, '12. 

7.00 Dr. A. P. Fitch will speak in the Christian 
Association Room. 

Monday, November is 

3.30-6.00 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall. 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

Freshman Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 Cross Country Team leaves gym. 
Tuesday, November 16 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

Freshman Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 Cross Country Team leaves gym. 

5.00 Glee Club Rehearsal in Association Room. 

8.00 "The Garden Party" to be given in the 
Town Hall under the auspices of the Episcopal 
Church. 

Wednesday, November 17 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

Freshman Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 Cross Country Team leaves gym. 

8.30 Glee Club Rehearsal in Association Room. 

Thursday, November 18 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

Freshman Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 Cross Country Team leaves gym. 

7.00 Address in Christian Association Room by 
Rev. C. H. Cutler, D.D., '81, of Bangor. "Your 
Level Best." 

8.00 Second Annie Talbot Cole Lecture in 
Memorial Hall. 

9.00 Meeting of the Christian Association Cabi- 
net at the Beta Theta Pi House. 

Friday, November ig 
3.00 Cross Country Race. Bowdoin vs. Tufts 
over the Bowdoin course. 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
Freshman Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
5.00 Glee Club Rehearsal in Association Room. 
7.00 Mass-Meeting in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, November 20 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Tufts on Pine Tree Grounds, 
Portland. 



ROCHESTER MISSIONARY CONVENTION 

At Rochester, N. Y., from December 29 to Jan- 
uary 2, will be held the Fifth Student Volunteer 
Convention for all the colleges in the United States 
and Canada. Over 1,000 institutions will be repre- 
sented, and it is expected that the number of dele- 
gates will exceed 5,000. Colleges as far distant as 



the University of Texas and the University of Col- 
orado will send representatives. It can safely be 
said that it will be the most important college gath- 
ering of its kind ever held. 

The object of the convention is to assemble to- 
gether representatives of our colleges to discuss 
problems of missionary interest. Probably half the 
delegates will be planning to become missionaries. 
The remainder will be those most interested in home 
support of foreign missions, and the increase of mis- 
sionary interest in colleges. The speakers will be 
the acknowledged leaders in these subjects, and 
among them may be mentioned Robert E. Speer, 
always prominent at the Northfield Conference and 
John R. Mott, who has just returned from a visit 
to the colleges of ten European nations. 

Missionary interest was never so keen through- 
out the country as it is this year. The recent gift of 
live million dollars to Presbyterian missions indi- 
cates this aroused interest. This winter the Lay- 
men's Missionary Movement will hold conventions 
in every large city in the country — Portland's will 
be held this month — culminating in a convention of 
5,000 delegates at Chicago in the spring, when Pres- 
ident Taft will be a prominent speaker. 

Missionary interest is also on the increase here 
ut Bowdoin. Hiwale, '09, will be partly supported 
as Bowdoin's special missionary in India. During 
the second semester Mission Study classes will be 
held throughout the college. Accordingly it is wise 
that Bowdoin send a full delegation to this Roch- 
ester Convention, so that our work here may be 
improved by suggestions from similar work in other 
colleges. Four 5'ears ago, at Nashville, Tenn., 
Bowdoin was unrepresented, but this time five dele- 
gates will be sent. Because of the limited size of 
the Convention Hall, this is all that Bowdoin is al- 
lowed. At the last meeting of the Christian Asso- 
ciation the following delegates were elected : 
Professor Kenneth M. Sills, Harold W. Slocum, 
'10, William C. Allen, '11, Frank A. Smith, '12, and 
Mr. James L. McConaughy. 



KENNETH LATOURETTE ADDRESSES THE 
Y. M. C. A. 

The Christian Association last Thursday was 
addressed by Kenneth Latourette, Yale, '06, Secre- 
tary for the Student Volunteer Movement in the 
Eastern Colleges, who spoke on "Missions." He 
began by saying that the great fault of American 
colleges is provincialism. They do not realize the 
significance of the great world movements which are 
going on at the present time. The missionary move- 
ment is one of the greatest. This movement has 
now reached a critical stage, it has great opportuni- 
ties for extension now which if not seized will be 
forever lost. He urged every fellow to get in touch 
with this great movement and give for its success 
himself or at least his material support. 

After the meeting delegates were elected to the 
annual convention of the Student Volunteer Move- 
ment to be held at Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 29 to Jan. 
2. The following men were selected : Prof. K. C. 
M. Sills, H. W. Slocum, '10, W. C. Allen, '11, F. A. 
Smith, '12. 



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College Botes 

Mass-Meeting Tonight at 7 o 'clock 

Belknap, '13, was home over Sunday. 

Prof. Foster is in town for a few days. 

Harlow, '09, was on the campus, Monday. 

The college organ was tuned last month. 

William Harris, '09, was on the campus, Monday. 

Archie Dunn, Medic '12, was home over Sunday. 

Davis, '11; Foote, '12; Churchill, '12; Hart, '12; 
and Eberhardt, '13, hiked to Lewiston, Saturday. 

Harrington, '12, entertained his father at the 
Bates game. 

Professor Whittier gave an adjourn in Hygiene 
Thursday of last week. 

Clifford, '10, refereed the Hebron-Kent's Hill 
game at Kent's Hill, Saturday. 

Tuttle, '13, went to Exeter Saturday to see the 
Exeter-Andover game. 

P. B. Morss, '10, went to Houlton, Monday, for 
a week's visit. 

Conant, '13, went to Portland, Saturday, to see 
the Portland-Bangor game. 

Joe Pendleton, '90, refereed the Dartmouth- 
Princeton game last Saturday. 

M. A. Gould, ex-'ii, is coaching the Ellsworth 
High School football team. 

Both the Maine and Bowdoin teams average 17s 
lbs. in weight per man. 

James P. Baxter, '81, has announced his willing- 
ness to run as a candidate for mayor of Portland. 

Edward Sewall, ex- '09, is attending Tufts Medi- 
cal School. 

Prof. Robinson gave adjourns in Medical Chem- 
istry, Thursday. 

The candidates for the Mandolin Club have been 
given sheet music with which to practice. 

Weston, '08, and Fairclough, '08, attended the 
Bates game. 

Prof. Files gave adjourns in German 15, Mon- 
day evening. 

Bickmore, '11, spent Sunday at his home in 
Augusta. 

Bryant, '12. was home over Saturday and Sun- 
day. 

The Bangor High football team stayed in Bruns- 
wick Friday night and attended the mass-meeting. 

Profs. Sills, Snow, MacConaughy, Files. Whit- 
tier, and Hutchins attended the Bates game. 

Laboratory work in Physics I. commenced 
Friday. 

Prof. F. S. Libby of the Berlin High School 
of New Hampshire, spent Sunday with Torsney, '11. 

Copeland Philoon, captain of the '04 football 
team, was present at the final practice before the 
Bates game. 

Brummett, '11, attended the Beta Theta Pi initia- 
tion at Boston University last Thursday as delegate 
of the Beta Sigma Chapter. 



"The Fair Co-ed" with Elsie Janis, is coming to 

the Empire Theatre in Lewiston soon. 

An account of J. L. MacConaughy's work 
appeared in the Daily Kennebec Journal Monday. 

Martin, '10, and Hendee, Medic, took an auto 
tri" from Augusta to Lewiston for the Bates game 

Sanford, '11, has returned to college much im- 
proved in health. 

The old Edison lamps on the campus have been 
replaced with "Tungstens," thus lighting the cam- 
pus more efficiently. 

Sam Dana, '04, has been in California for the 
past few months on an educational campaign for the 
United States Forestry Service. 

McDevitt, Dartmouth, '06, and coach of Colby, 
this year, will coach Newton High the remainder of 
the fall. 

Manager Otis has returned from a trip to 
Augusta and Lewiston where he has been distrib- 
uting posters for the game to-morrow. 

Frank Bradbury, '96, is now located at 808-810 
William Lawrence Building, 85 Devonshire Street, 
Boston. 

Ensign Otis, '08, was on the campus last week 
and attended the game at Bates in the interest of 
his father's paper, the Rockland Opinion. 

William S. Norton, '05, has the leading article 
in last week's Outlook. The title is "Chief Kohler 
and His Golden Rule in Cleveland." 

Robie Stevens, '06, has been promoted from the 
Mexican office of the International Banking Com- 
pany to their office in London. 

Maloney, '12, and Rodick, '12, walked to East 
Harps well and back Friday, a distance of thirty 
miles or more. 

Dr. Copeland is enlarging the collection of exhib- 
its in the Biological Museum and would be pleased 
to receive any exhibit offered. 

Harry L. Childs, '06, of Lewiston, and Miss 
Gladys Burgess Spear of the same city, were mar- 
ried Oct. 27. 

Announcements have been made of the engage- 
ment of Mabelle Doughty to James A. C. Milliken, 
Medic '10. 

Prof. R. J. Ham has been elected vice-president 
of the Maine Schoolmasters' Club. Dr. Daniel Dale 
has been elected auditor of the association. 

K. S. Latourete, Ph.D., of Yale, who spoke before 
the Christian Association last week spoke before 
the Y. M. C. A. of Boston University, Friday. 

Genthner, '11, has taken out an agency for ban- 
ners from a large New England banner manufac- 
turing concern. 

H. D. Evans, director of the State Laboratory of 
Hygiene says that the analysis of the Brunswick 
water shows it to be in its usual first-class condition. 

Rev. P. E. Miller, '11, has accepted a position as 
pastor of the Congregational Church at South Free- 
port, and began his pastorate there last Sunday. 

Hobbs, '10, attended the Beta Theta Pi initiation 
at U. of M.. Saturday, as delegate of the Beta 
Sigma Chapter. He was present also at the Maine 
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Sub-Master Hannin and Roland Larason of Hig- 
gms Classical Institute attended the Bowdoin-Bates 
game. 

The Maine Central has granted the following 
rates for the game to-morrow: $i.oo round trip 
from Portland, $2.00 round trip from Orono. 

Oscar Peterson, '07, Principal of Parsonsfield 
Academy, lectured at Fryeburg Thursday evening, 
on "The Land of the Midnight Sun." 

The National Geographic Society has endorsed 
Peary's claims to having reached the Pole and has 
awarded him a gold medal in recognition of his 
services. 

Tufts is planning to send a large number of fel- 
lows down to the cross-country run and football 
game. The Tufts team will probably be made up of 
the same fellows who ran last year. 

Kendrie, '10, has a Lewiston studio in Room 2>T> 
Journal Building. He is giving fifteen lessons there 
on Saturdays and is also leading Payne & Plummer's 
Orchestra. 

Joe Pendleton, '90, will be field judge at the 
Harvard-Yale game. Langford of Trinity, will ref- 
eree and E. K. Hall of Dartmouth will be head 
linesman. 

One of the members of last year's fencing team 
will be at the gymnasium every afternoon at 4 
o'clock to give instruction in fencing to any who 
care to take it. 

Cheering Section seats for the Bowdoin-Maine 
game went on sale Tuesday evening, bleacher seats 
Wednesday evening. The advance sale has been 
remarkably large and good seats are at a premium. 

Waite, '12, who has recovered from a severe 
attack of typhoid fever has been on the campus a 
few days this week, making arrangements for his 
permanent return which will be after the Thanks- 
giving vacation. 

The cross-country run this year will start from 
the campus, go down McKeen Street, then go out 
around the golf links, return by way of Pleasant 
Street, and finish with one lap around the track at 
the athletic field. 

The laugh is on Capt. Newman this week. In a 
rash moment he bet with "String" Hansen on the 
Andover-Exeter football game, and as a result is 
wheeling Hansen to and from the athletic field in a 
wheelbarrow. 

Read of Princeton and Marks of Dartmouth, 
have scored six touchdowns each this year. Hutch- 
inson of Pennsylvania, Philbin of Yale, and High of 
Brown, have made s each, while Minot and P. D. 
Smith of Harvard, have four each. 

Coach Schildmiller and Manager Johnson of the 
Maine team and Capt. Newman, Coaches McClave 
and Philoon and Manager Otis of Bowdoin held 
a conference at the Eagle Hotel, Tuesday evening, 
regarding the choice of officials for the Bowdoin- 
Maine game. 

Reports from Tufts track squad are to the effect 
that the team is working hard under Capt. Charles 
G. Prentice who was recently elected. Tufts 
expects a hard contest with Bowdoin in the meet 
at Brunswick next Friday. Their star man, 
Williams, is back this year and they expect him to 
make a strong bid for first place. 



Frank Elmer Nolia, '12, and Elmer Henry King, 
'11. were initiated into the Zeta Psi fraternity, 
Thursday night, November 4. 

Fully 200 Bowdoin men attended the Bowdoin- 
Bates game at Lewiston last Saturday. After the 
contest a procession headed by the band paraded 
through the streets to the DeWitt Hotel where the 
team was cheered individually and collectively. 

The weekly Mass-Meeting was well attended 
Friday night, and was not lacking in enthusiasm. 
Professor Hutchins, Professor Nixon, Professor 
Sills, and Professor Files were the speakers. Music 
was furnished by the band and a collection was 
taken to send them to Lewiston, Saturday. 

Last week occurred the death of Francis 
Lathrop. He painted the "Moses" in the chapel. 
This was a design of his own. The "St. Paul at 
Athens," "Gate Beautiful" and "The Ascension" _ in 
the chapel were all done by him also, being copied 
from Raphael. 

A squad of about 25 promising candidates an- 
swered Capt. Lewis' call for the Freshman team, 
Monday, and have been working hard all the week. 
Practice is held at Whittier Field where the men 
receive the attention of Coach McClave and get 
good points in a scrimmage. , 

About 75 of the fellows occupied seats at the 
performance of "The Candy Shop" at the Empire 
Theatre, Lewiston, after the game. Between the 
acts members of the chorus sang "Phi Chi" and 
"Bowdoin Beata" and were answered by cheers from 
the fellows. 

Clarence Burleigh, A.M., '87, has presented to the 
library a copy of his latest book "With Pickpole 
and Peavey." Burleigh is a writer of boys' books 
among which he wrote, "The Camp of Letter K," 
"Raymond Benson at Krampton," "The Kenton 
Pines," and "All Among the Loggers." 

At a meeting of the Freshman Class held Thurs- 
day evening, November 5th, Stetson was elected 
Treasurer for the ensuing year. Then followed the 
election of the Captain and Manager of the class 
football team. The former required two ballots and 
on the second Lewis was elected captain ; as there 
were only two candidates for managership Jones 
was elected on the first ballot. 

"Cope" Philoon, captain of the '04 football team, 
arrived here Monday morning to assist Coach Mc- 
Clave in getting the team into condition for the 
Maine game, Saturday. Philoon was captain of 
last year's team at West Point and has been assist- 
ant coach there until the abolishment of football 
there for the rest of the year. He knows the game 
thoroly and will be of great assistance in preparing 
the team for the last of the series. He leaves for 
the Philippines next week. 

At Brown University, Prof. W. H. Munro's his- 
tory class composed of Juniors and Seniors could 
not give correctly the name of the President of the 
United States, a Justice of the Supreme Court, the 
Governor of Rhode Island, a justice of the Supreme 
Court of Rhode Island and the Mayor of Provi- 
dence when the questions were put to them as a test. 
Two knew only the last name of the President, 
none knew the name of a justice and seventeen were 
only partly correct. What kind of a showing would 
Prof. Johnson's class make on a similar test? 



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Hlumni 2)epartment 

'55. — The library has recently received a 
printed copy of a discourse delivered at Con- 
stantinople October 14, 1909, by Rev. Joseph 
K. Greene, setting forth the progress of the 
Kingdom of God in the Turkish Empire dur- 
ing the half century in which he has labored 
there. 

'61. — The following letter of the class sec- 
retary announcing the death of Grenville M. 
Thurlow will be of interest to college mates. 

"For the second time within the year we 
mourn the loss of a classmate. His death 
raises the number of those who have gone to 
thirty and leaves but twenty-two survivors. 
We all loved "Gem" Thurlow — ^the sweet 
singer — for his gentle nature and admired his 
sturdy character. Although circumstances 
prevented his meeting with us at our reunions, 
he was never forgotten and will never be for- 
gotten. ■> 

'67. — ^George Tingley Sewall, Esq., died 
after a long illness at his home in Oldtown, 
October 31, 1909. Mr. Sewall, the eldest son 
of Hon. George Popham and Sydney Ellen 
(Wingate) Sewall, was born 19 July, 1844, at 
Oldtown, Me. He received his early educa- 
tion in the schools of his native place, com- 
pleting his preparation for college at Union 
Academy. After graduating with the highest 
honors, he studied law with his father, and 
was admitted to the Penobscot County bar in 
October, 1869. He practiced his profession 
at Oldtown for forty years, giving especial 
attention to probate and realty law. He 
served upon the school committee 1871-1887; 
was chairman of the board of selectmen, 1877- 
1885 ; a representative to the state legislature, 
1885-6; and city attorney in 1892-3, 1896-1900 
and 1905. He drafted the municipal charter 
when Oldtown became a city, and declined an 
appointment as judge of the local court. 
Widely esteemed throughout the county, he 
was repeatedly the candidate of his party, 
which was in a minority, for the higher polit- 
ical offices. 

Mr. Sewall was a prominent member of 
the St. James Episcopal Church, serving as 
warden and as superintendent of its Sunday 
School for many years, and in 1898 was dele- 
gate from Maine to the General Convention 
at Washington. Possessed of a pleasing per- 
sonality he showed the unfailing courtesy of a 
gentleman of the old school to all with whom 



he came in contact. He never married, his 
nearest living relatives being two sisters and a 
nephew, James W. Sewall (Bowdoin, '06). 

'70. — The third volume of Hon. D. S. 
Alexander's Political History of the State of 
New York has been published by Messrs. 
Henry Holt & Co. It covers the twenty years 
from 1 86 1 to 1882 and is sure to prove an 
interesting continuation of a work that has 
already been accepted as the standard book of 
reference on that subject. 

'75. — Rev. Charles W. Hill, for many 
years pastor at Hilo, Hawaii, has accepted a 
call to the church at Green Valley, Cal. 

'89. — ^George Thwing, Esq., formerly in 
the practice of law at Minneapolis, Minn., is 
now located at Le Beau, South Dakota. 

'94. — Frederic W. Pickard, Esq., assistant 
western manager of the E. I. Du Pont de 
Nemours Powder Company at Denver, has 
been transferred to the Pittsburgh office, 1209 
May Building. 

'03. — Paul Preble, Jr., was born to Mrs. 
and Dr. Paul Preble at Washington, D. C, 
Oct. 29, 1909. 

'04. — Bernard Archibald, Esq., of Houl- 
ton, was married Nov. 10, 1909, to Miss 
Emma Ruth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert 
T. Putnam of Houlton. 

'05. — Stanley P. Chase, A.M., is continu- 
ing post graduate studies at Harvard Uni- 
versity. 

'05. — Walter S. Gushing has been obliged 
by ill health, to resign his position at Yoko- 
hama with the International Banking Com- 
pany and is now at San Mateo, Cal. 

'05. — ^The leading article in The Outlook 
of November sixth is written by William J. 
Norton, on a new departure in the manage- 
ment of the police department at Cleveland, 
Ohio. 

'06. — Dura B. Andrews, after spending 
two years in the mining regions of Mexico, is 
now with the International Paper Company 
at Berlin, N. H. 

'09. — Arthur M. Hughes is with the West- 
ern Electrical Co., Chicago, 111. 

'09. — Harry J. Newton is pursuing post- 
graduate study at Yale University. 

'09. — Rev. M. O. Baltzer has accepted a 
call to be pastors assistant in the First Trini- 
tarian Church in Lowell, Mass., while he is 
continuing post graduate studies at Andover 
Seminary at Harvard College. 



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BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 19, 1909 



VOL. XXXIX 



NO. 18 



BOWDOIN VS. TUFTS 

To-morrow Bowdoin plays Tufts at the 
Pine Tree Athletic Field in Portland. Every 
man in Bowdoin who can possibly be on hand 
should be there to cheer for the white. Both 
teams have won from Bates and Maine and 
both have been defeated by Colby. A dry, 
cool day is all that is needed to make it the 
fastest and most exciting of games seen in 
the State this year, for it is the final game on 
both team's' schedules. Both teams have shown 
wonderful improvement in the past two 
weeks and both teams will be backed by the 
biggest part of their fellow-students. 

At the request of the management of the 
Bowdoin and Tufts teams, Chairman Babbit 
of the Central Board, has appointed the fol- 
lowing officials for the game to-morrow : Carl 
Marshall of Harvard, referee ; Harry Dad- 
mun of Dartmouth, umpire ; Burleigh of Har- 
vard, field judge; Morse of Dartmouth, head 
linesman. 



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BOWDOIN 22, MAINE 



Bowdoin Clinches Second Place in Maine Cham- 
pionship Series 

The result of the' Maine game Saturday, 
played before 3,000 on Whittier Feld, was a 
walk-over for Bowdoin with a score of 22-0. 
This gives Bowdoin second place and Maine 
third in the state championship series. 

From the start Maine was outplayed and 
never threatened seriously to score on Bow- 
doin, the ball being in Maine territory practi- 
cally all of the time. Bowdoin showed won- 
derful improvement over any previous play- 
ing. So great improvement, indeed, that 
Boston papers credit her with the best team 
ever produced by a Maine college and there 
are good reasons for believing that the result 
of the Colby game might have been different 
if it had come a fortnight later. Greatest 
improvement was shown in offensive playing. 
The line was stiff and quick, the backs did 
things with a polish and the plays went off 
with a snap not equalled before. Wilson in 



particular showed great improvement in run- 
ning the team and in his individual playing. 
His end runs netted a good amount of gain. 

"Farmer" Kern played a great game and 
Hurley was a star, repeatedly making spec- 
tacular plays in one of which he pulled Saw- 
yer down after he had made 30 yards with a 
ball recovered from a punt. The three backs 
played a great game and Ballard, who got 
into play in the second half, made good gains. 
Farnham did a good job at punting and "Pus" 
Newman, after Farnham left the game, was 
not far behind in this work. 

In spite of the odds against her, Maine put 
up a desperate fight with occasional brilliant 
rallies. Parker was her best ground gainer 
and Smiley did good work at punting. Pratt 
played a good game and Captain Cook did a 
good job at left end, tho he was never suc- 
cessful in gaining a clear field. 

In the first half, Bowdoin made first down 
12 times to Maine twice and in the second 11 
to Maine seven. Bowdoin was penalized five 
times with a total loss of 65 yards against 
Maine's one penalty of 15 yards. There was 
not much choice in the matter of punting, the 
trick being well done on both sides. Bowdoin 
kicked to Maine who could not rush the ball. 

First Half 
After the first three minutes of play. King 
blocked a punt and Smith of Maine went back 
for a safety. Maine in scrimmage on her 25- 
yard line failed to gain, and Smiley punted. 
Bowdoin made 35 yards in three downs and 
Frank Smith kicked a goal from the field. 
Soon after Wilson made the first sensational 
play by a 30-yard run up the field. Hurley 
then got the ball on a 25-yard onside kick. 
Farnham got 15 yards on an end run and 
Crosby took the ball within striking distance 
of the goal. Kern went over for a touch- 
down, Farnham punted out to Wilson and 
Frank Smith kicked goal. Maine then 
made first down twice and Bowdoin forced 
Smiley to punt to Bowdoin's 46-yard line. 
Frank Smith, with excellent interference, 
went around Maine's end for 40 yards and 
another touchdown with no goal soon fol- 
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times on small margins, and punting was fre- 
quent until the end of the half. 
Second Half 
On the kick-off Crosby brought the ball in 
to the 38-yard line but fumbled it and Maine 
had the ball on Bowdoin's 40-yard line. 
Maine failed to gain and punted. Bowdoin 
was forced to do the same thing and Hurley 
made a spectacular play by recovering the ball 
on Maine's 41-yard line with a gain of 40 
yards on the play. In the next play, an onside 
kick. Hurley also recovered the ball with a 
good gain. Then Kern took the ball twice 
and went over for a touchdown. Frank 
Smith kicked the goal. From then on there 
was a steady line of men going out from the 
dressing rooms under the stand until the close 
of play when Bowdoin had only three regular 
men left on the team: Newman, Boynton and 
Crosby. 

Maine worked to Bowdoin's 40-yard line 
and then Bowdoin got the ball on Maine's 34- 
yard line in an uncompleted forward pass and 
Newman tried for a field goal but failed. 
Hurley stopped the Maine backs twice after 
they had made first down and Wiggin recov- 
ered a forward pass on Maine's 50-yard line. 
Here, Hurley got in his grand-stand tackle on 
Sawyer who had made 30 yards with a ball 
gathered in from a punt and had almost a 
clear field to the Bowdoin goal. Maine tried 
a forward pass, which failed, and Bowdoin 
crept within striking distance of Maine's goal. 
Newman tried for another field goal but 
missed it and time was called. 
The line-up : 

Bowdoin Maine 

E. B. Smith, Matthews, l.e I.e., Cook (Capt.) 

King, Pratt, l.t l.t, Ray 

Newman (Capt.), l.g l.g.. Sawyer 

Boynton, c c., Eales 

Hastings, Houston, r.g r.g., Wright, Derby 

Crosby, r.t r.t., Bigelow, Conologue 

Hurley, Bosworth, r.e r.e.. Buck, Webster 

Wilson, Wiggin, Sullivan, q.b., q.b.. Smith, Cleaves 

F. Smith, Ballard, l.h.b l.h.b.. Smiley, Hosmer 

Farnham, Wiggin, r.h.b r.h.b., Parker, Carleton 

Kern, Purington, f .b f.b., Pratt, Batty 

Score : Bowdoin 22, Maine o. Touchdowns' — 
Kern, 3. Goals from touchdowns — F. Smith, 2. 
Goal from field — F. Smith. Safety — Maine. Um- 
pire — Murphy of Brown. Referee — Marshall of 
Harvard. Field Judge — MacCreadie of Portland. 
Head linesman — Goode of Colby. Time — 35- 
mintite halves. 



BOWDOIN-TUFTS CROSS-COUNTRY RUN 

Friday witnesses the struggle for suprem- 
acy between Capt. Colbath and his team of 
long distance men and the Tufts cross- 
countn,' team. 

The following men will run for Bowdoin : 
Colbath, Slocum, Robinson, Carey and Emery 
with Auten as alternate. The start will be 
made at 3.00 p.m. on Whittier field where a 




Captain Colbath of the Cross-Country Team 

small entrance fee will be charged. The finish 
will take place in front of the Grand Stand, 
the last quarter of the race consisting of a lap 
around the track. 

Manager Emerson gave out the following 
list of officials : 

Starter — Burton C. Morrill. 

Timers— Dr. F. N. Whittier, Col. Wing, 
S. B. Furbish. 

Judges at the Finish — ^Walter F. Gray, 
Manager Tufts Track Team; Capt. Jack 
Williams, Bates Track Team; Walter N. 
Emerson. 

At the turning points of the course Fresh- 
men will be stationed with marking flags. 



ANNIE TALBOT COLE LECTURE 

On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 11, 
Hon. Samuel McCall, LL.D., of Winchester, 
Mass., gave the first of the Annie Talbot Cole 
Lectures for the year 1909-10. His subject 



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was "Some Responsibilities of a Citizen." 
Dr. McCall began liis lecture by paying a 
high tribute to Thomas B. Reedy whom he 
called the greatest man intellectually who was 
ever Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
The lecturer then went on to discuss the duties 
of the educated man as a citizen. He said 
in part: 

The educated man must study carefully 
the present situation in American political life 
and should always be slow to decide his 
course. He will probably be called a pessimist 
because he does not rush into every new 
scheme proposed but he will find true optim- 
ism often conservative. Citizenship is an 
opportunity to bear responsibility. The state 
exists for man, but he must do his part to sus- 
tain it. The rule of kings depended on igno- 
rance while that of the state relies on educa- 
tion. The American Constitution unshackled 
the human intellect and made possible the 
great progress of the United States. 

So great has been the growth of the 
country that it has resulted in unusual condi- 
tions and perplexing problems. There is 
sure to be great diversity of opinion about 
public affairs and many foolish measures are 
proposed. The well-educated man should be 
able to judge just what measures are best for 
the country. Nothing save deep and long 
thought is a fit preparation for the settling of 
important public questions. It is a mistake to 
allow every ignoramus' who gets his informa- 
tion from the sensational papers. 

The educated man should be the conserv- 
ing element of the state. He should oppose in- 
novation which he considers attacks his 
rights. One of the most dangerous tenden- 
cies in American politics to-day is that toward 
Executive government in the place of Parlia- 
mentary which is gaining abroad. We are 
tending too much to combine the power in 
the President. While such executive govern- 
ment is popular and simple, it is not so repre- 
sentative. 

The American citizen thinks less on politi- 
cal matters to-day than ever before. He de- 
pends too much on the newspaper. Such a 
condition the educated man must fight. Every 
man mav know and think about the general 
trend of government at least. It is the duty 
of the educated man to depend on his own 
judgment to a large extent and become im- 
bued wifh the spirit of government. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Professor Albert P. Fitch, D.D., con- 
ducted Sunday chapel. He read the story of 
the prodigal son found in Luke 15, 11 to 32, 
and showed thereby that the service of Jesus 
is to make people become themselves. For the 
youth in the parable had degenerated until he 
was a mere relic and shadow of what he had 
been. Finally he began to revive and think 
about going home; he began to be more like 
himself. When he said he would go home, 
he became his true self. 

God had exerted such a powerful influ- 
ence upon him spiritually that he became real. 
The boy learned that to be his real self, he 
must become good and forsake the bad. For, 
with anyone when their spiritual realization 
is highest, they come to self-consciousness. A 
man can bring himself to his highest state 
only by bringing himself to God. A man is 
best helped to become good by his friends. In 
truth, the precious office of a friend is bring- 
ing a person back to himself. True friends 
are touchstones. 

It is striking to see how, through the gos- 
pel of Jesus, men come to themselves. Jesus 
gives people visions of their true selves. As 
we bring our lives back to him who made us, 
we see ourselves as we are, perfected. Only 
as we do that are we aware of our destiny. 
Religion is simply the attitude of man towards 
God. No man can ever have life unless he 
has religion or relation with Jesus. Relig- 
ion is not an external set of laws, but a 
supreme relation with God. By bringing our- 
selves to God, we find our God. 



JUNIOR CLASS ELECTIONS 

The Junior Class held their elections Monday 
night in the Y. M. C. A. rooms and elected the fol- 
lowing officers : 

President — H. L. Robinson. 

Vice-President — Lawrence McFarland. 

Secretary — Lawrence Davis. 

Treasurer — G. W. Howe. 

Marshal — J. L. Brummett. 

Chaplain — C. H. Byles. 

Orator— J. C. White. 

Poet — G. A. Torsney. 

Popular Man — E. B. Smith. 

Ivy Committee— S. W. Pierce, H. M. Berry, S. 
H. Hussey, J. B. Allen, G. H. Macomber. 

Assembly Committee — L. P. Parkman, A. H. 
Cole, F. C. Black, R. M. Lawlis, A. G. Dennis. 



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WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

p. B. MORSS. 1910 J. C. WHITE. 1911 

THOMAS OTIS. 1910 E. W. SKELTON. 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 W^. A. McCORMICK, 1912 
W. A. FULLER, 1912 



R. D. MORSS, igio 
J. L. CURTIS, igii 



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Vol. XXXIX. NOVEMBER 19, 1909 No. 18 

Some members of the 
Heroic Philanthropy undergraduate body, when 
they learned that Bowdoin 
had received a $100,000 gift by the will of the 
late John Steward Kennedy, at once assumed 
that this sum would go into a new gymnasium. 
Those who labor under this delusion should 
at once undeceive themselves, for to spend 
money given for general purposes in this way 
would be the height of folly. As much as we 
desire a new gymnasium, the Orient takes a 
firm stand against using Mr. Kennedy's 
money for its erection. 

The trend of college philanthropy is 
toward the spectacular. Rich men who give 
money to colleges usually give it in such a 
way that the result obtained therefrom stands 
as a monument to the donor, but the name of 
John Steward Kennedy will be perpetuated 
only in the memories of Bowdoin men and 
alumni of other colleges that have come in for 



a share of Mr. Kennedy's generosity. It is 
an heroic thing for a man to give the greater 
part of his fortune for "general purposes," 
realizing that in so doing, he stands in danger 
of oblivion. With such a gift as Mr. Ken- 
nedy's there is no promise of what the poet 
Horace meant when he said, "I have com- 
pleted a monument more lasting than brass, 
and more sublime than the regal elevation of 
the pyramids, which neither the wasting 
shower, the unavailing north wind, nor an in- 
numerable succession of years, and the flight 
of seasons shall be able to demolish." 

Mr. Kennedy's generosity will find its ulti- 
mate resting place in better paid college 
professors. With the income of $100,000 at 
her disposal, Bowdoin can doubly insure her- 
self against the loss of her most efficient 
teachers. To this end Mr. Kennedy's gift 
should and will be directed, in preference to 
the erection of a new g}'mnasium. The gym- 
nasium will come later, but $100,000 without 
any red tape attached, may never come again. 



PHILOSOPHICAL CLUB MEETING 

The Philosophical Club will meet in the 
Psychology Laboratory at 7.00 o'clock Mon- 
day evening, Nov. 22. Subject: "Fatalism." ■ 



1913 ELECTS OFFICERS 



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At a meeting of the Sophomore Class in 
the Gym Monday evening, the following class 
officers were elected : President, Charles F. 
Adams of Auburn; Vice-President, George 
F. Cressey of Portland; Secretary, Eugene F. 
Bradford of Bangor; Treasurer, Walter A. 
Fuller of Southwest Harbor. 



THANKSGIVING RECESS 



The Thanksgiving recess this year begins 
at 12.30 P.M. on Wednesday, November 24th, 
and extends until 8.20 Monday morning, 
November 29th. It will be impossible for stu- 
dents to obtain leave of absence on days im- 
mediately preceding or following the recess, 
except that students living in towns where 
there are no Sunday trains, may have per- 
mission to return on the first train Monday 
morning, by leaving their names with the Sec- 
retary. All other absences entail PROBA- 
TION. 

K. C. M. Sills, Secretary. 



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ORIENT ALL=MAINE TEAM 

The Orient picks the following men for the All- 
Maine team and second eleven. 
All Maine. Second Eleven. 

Hurley, Bowdoin, r.e r.e., Ervin, Colby 

Crosby, Bowdoin, r.t r.t., Tidd, Colby 

Hastings, Bowdoin, r.g r.g., Rogers, Colby 

Hamilton, Colby, c c, Boynton, Bowdoin 

Capt. Newman, Bowdoin, l.g. ...l.g.. Sawyer, Maine 

Ray, Maine, l.t., l.t, W. Andrews, Bates 

Mikelsky, Colby, l.e I.e., Smith, Bowdoin 

Welch, Colby, q.b q.b., Wilson, Bowdoin 

F. Smith, Bowdoin, r.h.b r.h.b., Keaney, Bates 

Parker, Maine 
Ralph Goode, Colby, l.h.b., l.h.b., Farnham, Bowdoin 
Kern, Bowdoin, f .b f .b., Stacey, Colby 



DR. WHITTIER SPEAKS AT Y. M. C. A. MEETING 

Thursday evening, Nov. ii, Doctor Whit- 
tier gave a very interesting talk in the Y. M. 
C. A. rooms on "Clean Athletics." 

Doctor Whittier began with a brief discus- 
sion of the growth of athletics in which at the 
present day an amount equal to the national 
debt is involved. However, the expenditure 
is justified by the moral value to the youth 
of the nation. The old adage of a sound mind 
in a sound body was quoted. Bodily cleanli- 
ness and mental cleanliness are also derived 
from indulgence in athletics but the greatest 
benefit comes in the moral sense, for if en- 
tered into cleanly and honestly there is noth- 
ing more uplifting than athletics. 

A few years 'ago English athletics used to 
be much cleaner and freer from professional- 
ism than x'Vmerican sports. However, the lat- 
ter evil has been practically stamped out at the 
present day in this country which now is on 
a par with England. 

Dr. Whittier mentioned such men as Mac- 
Millan, Porter, Philoon and Dr. Sargent as 
examples of true, clean athletes who have 
done a great deal to uplift Bowdoin. -To 
Gen. Hubbard, '57, a famous athlete in his 
day, however, we are chiefly indebted, for 
thru his loyalty to his Alma Mater, several of 
our finest buildings are due. Gen. Hubbard 
once did a friend a great service and when 
asked to name a suitable reward would take 
nothing for himself and suggested that Bow- 
doin College needed a science building. The 
result was the magnificent Searles Science 
Building. 

In closing Dr. Whittier quoted the pre- 
sentation speech made at the dedication of 
Hubbard Grandstand as a summary of the 
evening's talk. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, November 19 
7.00 Mass-Meeting in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, November 20 
10.50 Football Team leaves for Portland. 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Tufts on Pine Tree Grounds, 
Portland. 

8.00 Reception to Rev. and Mrs. John H. Quint 
will be held in the vestry of the Church on the Hill. 
Sunday, November 21 
10.4s Morning service in The Church on the 
Hill, conducted by Rev. John H. Quint. 

S.oo Sunday Chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by the double quartette. 
Monday, November 22 
3.30 Freshman Football Practice on Whittier 
Field. 

Sophomore Football Practice on the Delta. 
Trials for the Dramatic Club in Christian Asso- 
ciation Room. 

3.30-6.00 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memo- 
rial Hall. 

7.00 Meeting of the Philosophical Club in Psy- 
chology Room. 

8.00 Saturday Club. Concert by the Boston 
Philharmonic Sextette in Memorial Hall. 
Tuesday, November 23 
3.30 Freshman Football Practice on Whittier 
Field. 

Sophomore Football Practice on the Delta. 
5,00 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

Wednesday, November 24 
12.30 Thanksgiving Recess begins. 



PROFESSOR JOHNSON'S LAST ART BUILDING 
LECTURE 

Professor Johnson's fourth Thursday 
morning talk was in the Boyd Gallery. The 
selection of art works here is noticeably more 
catholic than those in the other two galleries, 
for it ranges from an ancient Hebrew scroll, 
and gigantic Chinese musket, Egyptian funer- 
ary images to an exquisite and vital por- 
trait of a young man painted by an unknown 
artist. This portrait, a half profile of a dark- 
haired youth in lace collar, is done in warm 
browns, and commands attention because of 
the masterly sureness of its handling. It is 
without a doubt one of the best works in the 
gallery. Beside this portrait, hangs a de- 
tailed and colorful painting of a Russian peas- 
ant and child by Harlanofif. On the same 
wall is a painting of a "Girl and Kid" by Wil- 
liam M. Hunt, a well-known American artist 
who fell under the influence of Millet and 
Corot. The simple directness of the treatment 
is very pleasing. 

In closing. Professor Johnson said that he 
would be available at all times to any man 
who might care to inquire about anything in 
the gallery. 



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MASQUE AND GOWN 

The dub has decided to present "The 
Importance of Being Earnest" for the coming 
winter. The play is written by Oscar Wilde, 
an English playwright of well-known ability. 
The selection of this play follows out the pol- 
icy of Masque and Gown to produce plays off 
the beaten theatrical track. We can confi- 
dently affirm that this play will prove a dis- 
tinct relief from our customary indigestible 
footlight concoctions of the past few years. 
If the cast acts capably there will be no ques- 
tion as to the play's satisfactory reception. 
In the inanity of its situations it would be dif- 
ficult to outdo it. These situations are actu- 
ally witty and do not consort with such flimsy 
coarseness as we have begun to deem inevit- 
able on our stage. 

The plot turns on the activities of a young 
man named Jack who lives in the country. 
Jack is the guardian of a pretty young girl, 
and in order to go to the city for a good time 
says that he has a brother in the city named 
Ernest, who leads rather a wild life, and he 
must go in to straighten him out. When in 
the city he goes under the name of Ernest, and 
he meets with many difficulties in explain- 
ing his brother in the country. Finally he is 
forced to acknowledge that he has no brother 
at all, and the names are straightened out. 

The play has nine characters, and all are 
excellent chances for good acting. Miss 
Emily Curtis of Brunswick, will be the coach 
again this season. The first call for candidates 
was made Friday evening just after the mass- 
meeting. Books of the play were then given 
out. A man who shows sufficient dramatic 
ability may make Masque and Gown without 
necessarily getting a part in the first play. 
The men already out are: Chapin, 'ii, Ox- 
nard, 'ii, Emerson, '12, Foote, '12, Alexan- 
der, '13, Crowell, '13, Greenwood, '13, Jones, 
'13, Knight, '13, Morss, '12, Weston, '12, 
Pratt, '12, Cole, '11, Welch, '12, Edwards, 
'11, Eberhardt, '13, Timherlake, '13. 



CHURCH NOTES 



Dr. A. P. Fitch spoke in the Church on the 
Hill, Sunday morning, using for his text, 
Matthew 7.14: "Straight is the gate, and nar- 
row the way which leadeth unto life ; and few 
there be that find it." The twentieth century 
is one of pleasure and ease and is, in fact, to 
be commended. But the only path of right- 
eousness and escape from destruction is one 



of restraint and controlled desire. Such a 
life is the more fitting and, in fact, the only 
one a student can lead in safety. 

The First Parish Church will give a re- 
ception on Saturday evening from 8 to 10 to 
tlie new pastor. Rev. John H. Quint, '97. The 
students are especially invited to attend the 
reception. Mr. Quint's Brunswick address 
after this week will be 17 Lincoln Street. 

College Botes 

Mass-Meeting at 7.00 Tonight 
Band — Music — Speeches 



The train for the game leaves at 10.50 a.m. to- 
morrow. Fare $1.00 round trip. 

Headquarters of the team will be at "The 
Rathskeller" on Brown Street, Portland. Special 
music and other features have been provided by the 
manager of the Rathskeller. 



John Hale, '12, was home over Sunday. 

Prof. Scott was in New York last week. 

Ira Mikelsky, Colby, '13, was on the campus, 
Sunday. 

About 500 Portland people were down to the 
game, Saturday. 

Joe Pendleton, '90, refereed the Harvard-Dart- 
mouth game, Saturday. 

P. T. Nickerson, '10, and S. B. Genthner, '11, 
were home over Sunday. 

M. A. Gould, ex-'ii, attended the Bowdoin- 
Maine game last Saturday. 

Augustus Snow, the brother of Prof. Snow, 
was on the campus last week. 

There is to be a meeting of the Bugle Board, 
Monday evening, at 8 o'clock in Hubbard Hall. 

J. L. Simmons, '09, D. J. Ready, ex-'io, and R. 
J. Smith, ex-'io, were back to the game, Saturday.- 

Rev. Edgar Crossland, '10, occupied the Bruns- 
wick Methodist pulpit Sunday forenoon and even- 
ing. 

The Saturday Club will present in Memorial 
Hall, Monday, Nov. 22, the Boston Philharmonic 
Sextette. 

New York University has started a school of 
journalism with several experienced newspaper men 
as instructors. 

There will be an important meeting of the Ath- 
letic Council in Dr. Whittier's office at S p.m., Mon- 
day, Nov. 22. 

Several college students took part in the prodac- .,/ 
tion of "The Garden Party" at the Town Hall, 
Tuesday evening. 

Wakefield, '09, Newman, '10, Howe, '11, and 
Cressey, '12, visited Shiloh, Sunday, and went thru 
the entire settlement. 

Dr. Daniel A. Barrell, Medic, 'oo, and Miss Mar- 
tha McFarland, both of Auburn, were married Sat- 
urday evening, Nov. 6. 



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John Clifford, 'lO, refereed and Eddie Files, '08, 
was head linesman of the Portland High-Hebron 
game at Portland, Saturday. 

A rehearsal of the Mandolin Club is called for 
Monday evening in Memorial Hall from 4-6 o'clock. 
S. A. Thompson, the coach, will be present. 

Thursday, Nov. 18, Prof. Sills gave a talk to his 
Latin classes on the classical objects in the Art 
Building, of which the college has a large number of 
originals. 

Donald MacMillan, '97, spoke before the Emer- 
son School of Oratory Thursday evening in Chick- 
ering Hall with lantern slides, on his dash to the 
pole. 

All the members of the Freshman English Class 
were requested to attend Dr. McCall's second lec- 
ture, Thursday evening, and to outline his address 
for practice. 

Maine's elephant attracted considerable attention 
before the game. ~ As the game progressed it be- 
came a sort of "White Elephant" on the hands of 
the Maine rooters. 

A number of fellows have handed in their names 
as signifying their intention of trying for reader of 
the Musical Clubs. The trials take place after the 
Thanksgiving recess. 

The final trials for the Glee Club have been 
made the past week under Prof. Wass and by the 
Thanksgiving recess the permanent members of the 
club will have been picked. 

Harry E. Andrews, '94, a former instructor in 
English, Col. Henry A. Wing, '80, E. F. Abbott, '93, 
F. J. C. Little,_ '89, and F. G. Marshall, '03, princi- 
pal of Cony High, were at the game, Saturday. 

The Beta Sigma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi en- 
tertained the Maine Chapter at the game Saturday. 
The following Bowdoin alumni were also guests : 
Phillips, '03 ; Robinson, '05 ; Evans, '01 ; Johnson, 
'06; Linnell, '07; Weston, '08; Bagley, ex-'oS. 

The borrowing of the Maine elephant by a num- 
ber of Bowdoin students promised for a time to 
add considerable excitement to the celebration, Sat- 
urday. The elephant was returned, however, after 
having been paraded feet upward along the station 
platform. 

Commander Peary lectured Thursday night be- 
fore the Peary Arctic Club. Later he was enter- 
tained at a formal dinner. On Friday, he showed 
for the first time the 75 pictures of his dash to the 
pole. Next October, he will be promoted to the 
rank of captain. 

An attempt is being made to form a Hexagonal 
Debating League between Amherst, Dartmouth, 
Brown, Bowdoin and Wesleyan to be a permanent 
institution. 

Hyde, '08, of the Harvard Law School will rep- 
resent Bowdoin in forming the league. 

During this week, the Y. M. C. A. all over the 
country is holding a week of prayer. Here at 
Bowdoin a similar service is being held. Prof. 
Chapman conducted Monday prayers. Rev. J. H. 
Quint Tuesday and Prof. Henry Johnson, Wednes- 
day. Thursday prayers were held in the evening, 
when Rev. C. H. Cutler. D.D., '81, spoke to the 
Christian Association. Friday Mr. MacConaughy 
led prayers. The prayers were held from i.io to 
1.30 in the afternoon. 



A co-ed, the only one present at a class at Ohio 
State University, presided over the meeting at which 
the annual cane rush was planned. 

A new rule has been put into practice at Syra- 
cuse, whereby all Freshmen and Sophomores must 
learn to swim. 

The reader for the musical clubs will be chosen 
directly after Thanksgiving. All desiring to compete 
for the position should hand in their names to H. E. 
Weeks immediately. The members of the Glee 
Club will be chosen next week. 

Thomas J. Burrage, demonstrator of Histology 
in the Medical School, will give an informal address 
on tuberculosis work in Portland, on Monday fore- 
noon at 9.30 in Hubbard Hall, under the auspices 
of the Brunswick Circle of the Red Cross of which 
Prof. K. C. M. Sills is president. 

There was more spirit shown at the mass-meet- 
ing before the Maine game than has been displayed 
this season. The speeches by Professors Mitchell, 
McConaughy, and Chapman and Coach Philoon 
were just the kind to arouse enthusiasm. The 
playing of the band also showed marked improve- 
ment. 

Professor Robinson has recently returned from 
installation of the new president of Wesleyan Col- 
lege. He reports that there is a very friendly feel- 
ing between Wesleyan and Bowdoin and that they 
resemble us in many ways. He also noticed the 
number and quality of their songs which impressed 
him favorably. The students there practice the 
songs of other colleges as well as their own. 

At a meeting of the Sophomore Class Seward J. v 
Marsh was elected captain of the class football 
team and Loring Pratt manager. In response to a 
call for candidates by Captain Marsh the follow- 
ing 1913 men turned out for practice : Marsh, 
Bailey, White, O'Neill, Long, Timberlake, Gillin, 
Holt, Gordon, Daniels, King, Woodcock, Cole, 
Means, Hughes, Houston, Simpson, Weeks. H. A. 
Davis of Portland is the most promising candidate 
for quarterback. The other positions are unde- 
cided and only short practice was held to-day. 

INTERCOLLEGIATE ITEMS 

The debating society at Colby College has been 
resurrected after two years of idleness. 

The enrollment at the University of Illinois is 
approximately S,ooo, making it the largest State uni- 
versity in America. 

Three co-eds have established a precedent at the 
University of Minnesota by entering the trials for 
the Freshmen-Sophomore debate. 

The Pennsylvanian has instituted a system of 
bulletins whereby all the important happenings at 
the University may be seen in windows of the 
paper's editorial rooms. 

Basketball has been dropped at Holy Cross and 
Colby, owing to lack of interest among the under- 
graduates. They will devote more time to devel- 
opment of strong track teams. 

The Right Honorable James E. Bryce, British 
ambassador to the United States, has been appointed 
a special lecturer at Amherst College this year in 
the department of history, modern government and 
political economy. 



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Hlumni department 

'85. — After seventeen years of service as 
sub-master in the Chelsea High School, Mr. 
Boyd Bartlett has received well-earned pro- 
motion by an appointment on the teaching 
force of the Boston Latin School. 

'91. — The semi-centennial of the Congre- 
gational Church at Island Falls, Maine, was 
recently observed with appropriate exercises. 
Its first pastor. Rev. Rowland B. Howard, 
graduated at Bowdoin in 1856 and its present 
pastor. Rev. Henry H. Noyes, has filled its 
pulpit for over a fifth of the intervening 
period. 

'92. — Dr. Ernest B. Young was recently 
chosen vice-president of the Boston Medical 
Library. 

'04. — Dr. Harold J. Everett will be a can- 
didate for the position of city physician of 
Portland for the next municipal year. Since 
his graduation from the Medical School of 
Maine, he has been one of the physicians at 
the Maine General Hospital. At the close of 
his appointment there, he was for six months 
connected with the Boston maternity hospital 
on McLean Street. He later served a term 
as one of the surgeons at the Boston Emer- 
gency Hospital, dividing his time between the 
out patient department of the Boston City 
Hospital and the Children's Hospital. 

'98. — The following extracts are taken 
from a recent lecture by Mr. Donald B. Mac- 
millan in Boston: 

"The Arctic night was not long enough for 
us. Why, I am doing work to-day which I 
did not have time to do during the months 
which we spent in winter quarters. The Eski- 
mos were quite happy, too, and spent the long 
night singing, when they were not hunting. 
One of our hunters was given sixteen cart- 
ridges and a rifle on one occasion, and when he 
returned from his hunt he had shot sixty-four 
Arctic hares. This he had been able to accom- 
plish by herding the hares together and then 
lying on the ground and shooting five and six 
with one bullet." 

Mr. McMillan said he was surprised at the 
artistic ability of the Eskimos with pencils, an 
implement that they had never seen before 
until provided with it by the Peary party. 
"They have the Japanese trick of imitation, 
and with a little practice I think that they 
would become very good artists." Com- 
mander Peary's stove, a new invention, was 



described by the lecturer. It is of cylindrical 
form and when filled with ice at a temperature 
of 60 degrees below zero and heated with six 
ounces of alcohol, will furnish a gallon of 
boiling tea in ten minutes. This is a decided 
improvement in Arctic cookery, for explorers 
in the past have often been compelled to wait 
as much as an hour for their hot water. 

One of the pictures showed a cairn erected 
by a British expedition, which, when made, 
was the most northern point ever reached by 
man. "This point," said Mr. McMillan, "was 
the limit of the endurance of the men who 
went on that expedition, and yet because of 
Commander Peary's equipment, and his abil- 
ity to tell us what was best to do on the trip, 
we felt like a party on a Saturday afternoon 
picnic at a point where a British expedition 
was obliged to give up and turn back." 

The cleverness of the musk-ox herds, when 
repelling an attack by their enemies, was 
illustrated. "They fall into a regular forma- 
tion, with the calves and females in the center 
of a square," said the lecturer, "and if a bull 
leaves the formation for a short time to fight a 
dog or bear, he immediately falls back into 
line again like a well drilled soldier. Dogs 
and bears cannot do them harm when they get 
into this formation, and it takes a man and his 
rifle to kill them." 

"As far as I could discover the Esquimaux 
have six songs, which they sing as chants. 
These songs are all about animals. For 
instance, one of them goes something like this : 
One raven asks of another. What have you 
got in your mouth? The thighbone of an 
Eskimo. Is it sweet? Yes, very sweet!' 
While singing, the Eskimos work themselves 
up into a frenzy. They sing by twos, and 
looking each other in the eyes the couple sing 
by the hour. They have no musical instru- 
ments except a sort of tambourine which they 
strike as an accompaniment to the songs. 

"Their language is one of many fine dis- 
tinctions. For example, they have different 
words for a man's uncle and his wife's uncle, 
and if you lose anything in the house, you 
describe your loss with a dififerent word than 
if you had lost the article out of the house. I 
remember one day that I learned one of their 
words for "hole." When I tore a hole in one 
of my bearskin trousers, I asked one of the 
women to sew it up. She laughed at my re- 
quest and asked me if I knew what I had said. 
I found that I had requested her to sew up the 
snow-hole in the roof which was in the leg of 
my bearskin pants." 



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VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 3, 1909 



NO. 19 



BOWDOIN DEFEATS TUFTS 6=0 IN THE FINAL 
GAME OF THE SEASON 

The Bowdoin football season closed at 
Portland Saturday, November 20th, with a 
hard-earned victory over Tufts. The score 
of the game was 6 — o. The battle was hard- 
fought with Bowdoin showing wonderful 
staying qualities at critical moments and the 
result of the game proved beyond doubt that 
Bowdoin closed the season with a remarkably 
strong team. Tufts played open football, 
being unable to strike through the stiff Bow- 
doin line, while Bowdoin, with the exception 
of a few forced punts from the neighborhood 
of her own goal, plowed doggedly straight 
ahead thru the Tufts line. The ball was 
in Bowdoin territory most of the time, but the 
nearer Tufts got to the Bowdoin line the 
harder team they found themselves up against. 
Once the crowd thought Tufts 'had scored, but 
the officials declared an illegal pass. 

Mountfort, Tufts' right guard, dislocated 
his shoulder and was taken from the game. 

Nearly four thousand people saw the game 
at the Pine Tre6 grounds and both colleges 
had their bands in the cheering section. After 
the game the Bowdoin band headed the cheer- 
ers in a march to Monument Square where a 
band concert was given along with lusty 
cheers for the team. 

First Half 
The game opened with a kick-off by 
Frank Smith which went to the 15-yard line 
but was brought back to the 33-yard line. 
Tufts at once started her characteristic play- 
ing of the day with a 40-yard punt to 
Wilson who twisted and turned his way 
back up the field to the center of the grid- 
iron. Farnham took the ball and went 
through the Tufts line for seven yards and 
Kern followed him twice, making first down. 
Wilson then lost a yard on a quarterback 
run and in the next play Bowdoin lost 15 
yards for holding. Here Farnham got off an 
on-side kick which resulted in a bad scare for 
Bowdoin, for a Tufts man got the ball and 
tore down the field like a runaway, but 
Kern got across lots and headed him 



off the field at the 20-yard line. Tufts 
now got six yards in two downs and Henry 
tried a drop kick which Hastings blocked and 
a Tufts man got the ball on Bowdoin's seven- 
yard line. Tufts bucked the line hard for 
three downs and unpiled to find the ball on 
Bowdoin's one-yard line. All of this had 
happened during the first eight minutes' play. 
Capt. Newman now punted but the ball went 
outside on the lo-yard line and things began 
to look serious again. However, Tufts fum- 
bled and Bowdoin got the ball on the ii-yard 
line. Newman tried another punt but with 
little better success and Tufts got the ball 
from outside the field at the 25-yard line. 
Tufts tried three-line plunges and a forward 
pass without success and Bowdoin got the 
ball again. Wilson took the ball 15 yards 
around left end and after a six-yard gain 
through the line by Frank Smith and 
Kern, Newman finally got off a successful 
punt for 30 yards. Tufts made two yards 
through the line, 14 yards around Bowdoin's 
left end and then was thrown back for a five- 
yard loss. In the next play she made up two 
of these and Henry punted 30 yards to Frank 
Smiih on the 35-yard line. Farnham and 
Frank Smith now tried line bucking but New- 
man was forced to punt and got the ball off 
for 30 yards. Tufts ran two line plays 
and a forward pass. Wilson got the 
ball on Bowdoin's 45-yard line. Tufts got 
hold of the ball from an on-side kick into the 
center of the field and made several short gains 
when Bowdoin got the ball again on a for- 
ward pass. Frank Smith struck off with a 13- 
yard run and Wilson got three when Bow- 
doin got another 15-vard penalty. Newman 
now punted and Tufts ran the ball in 30 yards 
but a 15-yard penalty for holding took them 
back into the center of the field. Tufts next 
got five yards on a line play and 25 yards on 
a forward pass but another attempted forward 
pass failed. Then Henry tried to punt but 
was blocked by King and Tufts got a fifteen- 
yard penalty for holding which sent her back 
to her 25-yard line. Henry got off a 40-yard 
punt to Wilson who ran it in 15 yards. Bow- 
doin fumbled and Henry and Wilson re- 
peated their play. Bowdoin then made two 



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short gains and Newman punted from his 
45-yard line, the ball going to Tufts. Bow- 
doin held for downs and after two rushes 
Newman punted again. Tufts tried twice to 
gain and then Henry punted 30 yards to 
Wilson who came in five yards to the cen- 
ter of the field. Here the ball stayed, chang- 
ing hands twice, till the half closed. 

Second Half 

Tufts kicked to Wilson, who came to the 
33-yard line. Ivern made a short gain and 
Farnham punted to the center of the field. 
Tufts got five yards for off-side play. In the 
next play Tufts lost three yards and Henry 
punted to Wilson who came in 30 yards by 
pretty work. Two scrimmages followed and 
then Frank Smith got off an on-side kick to a 
Tufts man on his 2S-yard line. Henry punted 
30 yards and Frank Smith took the ball in 
five. Wilson tried a forward pass which 
failed but Bowdoin kept the ball on her own 
50-yard line. Farnham got off a 40-yard punt 
and after two rushes Henry punted back for 
30 yards. Bowdoin made one short gain and 
worked an onside kick which was recovered 
by Hurley on the Tufts' five-yard line. 
Kern now took the ball and in two 
plunges went over for a touchdown. Frank 
Smith kicked the goal. 

Tufts then kicked off to Frank Smith on 
Bowdoin's 15-yard line and he came in 17 
yards. Farnham punted 30 yards and Bow- 
doin recovered the ball. Then Farnham, 
after one rush, punted again and Henry came 
back with a 55-yard punt which Wilson ran in 
10 yards. After several scrimmages with lit- 
tle gain and a 15-yard penalty for Bowdoin, 
Tufts got off an illegal forward pass which 
looked to the crowd like a touchdown until 
the officials carried the ball back up the field. 
After a few scrimmages, Tufts worked another 
forward pass to Bowdoin's six-yard line. 
Three line plunges brought Tufts to Bow- 
doin's one-yard line when they lost the ball on 
downs. Farnham punted 30 yards and the 
excitement was over. Only a few minutes re- 
mained to play and the ball stayed in the cen- 
ter of the field. When time was called, Bow- 
doin had the ball on her 20-yard line. 

The line-up : 
Bowdoin Tufts 

E. B. Smith, l.e r.e., Porter 

King, l.t r.t., Weber 

Newman, l.g r.g., Mountf ort, Russell 

Boynton, c c-, Ireland 



Hastings, r.g l.g., Burt 

Crosby, r.t It,, Merrill 

Hurley, r.e. I.e., Dunn 

Wilson, q.b q.b., Bohlin 

Farnham, l.h.b r.h.b., Wallace 

F. Smith, r.h.b l.h.b-, Dittrick 

Kern, f.b f.b., Henry 

Score — Bowdoin 6, Tufts o. Touchdown — ■ 
Kern. Goal from touchdown — F. Smith. Umpire 
— Dadmun of Brown. Referee — Washburn of Am- 
herst. Field Judge — Tom Murphy of Harvard. 
Head linesman — Morse of Dartmouth. Time — 35- 
and 30-minute halves. 



BOWDOIN WINS THE CROSS=COUNTRY RACE FROM 
TUFTS WITH A PERFECT SCORE 

On the third annual cross country run held 
at Brtmswick Nov. 19, Bowdoin won de- 
cisively from Tufts by a perfect score. Two 
of the Tufts runners. Prentice and Marshall, 
were badly used up, the former being seized 
with cramps and the later sustaining a bad 
fall. All the Bowdoin men finished in good 
condition. The men finished in the follow- 
ing order: First, H. W. Slocum and J. W. 
Colbath (tied) 37 min. 47 sec; 3d, Gary, Bow- 
doin ; 4th, H. L. Robinson, Bowdoin ; 5th, 
Emery, Bowdoin ; 6th, C. H. Williams, Tufts ; 
7th, Marshall, Tufts; 8th, E. M. Fownes; 9th, 
R. W. Atwood, Tufts ; loth, C. G. Prentiss, 
Tufts. Score — Bowdoin 15; Tufts 40. 

At the mass-meeting held the same even- 
ing the Tufts manager made a speech in 
which he declared that the best team had won 
and thanked Bowdoin men for their hospital- 
ity. 



FOOTBALL AND TRACK B'S AWARDED 

A meeting of the Athletic Gouncil was 
held at Dr. Whittier's office Nov. 23. It was 
voted to drop Holy Gross from the Bowdoin 
football schedule and if possible to arrrange a 
game to be played with Wesleyan at Portland. 
The report of Manager Thomas Otis of the 
football team was read and accepted. The 
following men were awarded football B's : 
Gapt. W. P. Newman, '10; J. L. Crosby, '10; 
G. A. Boynton, '10; H. W. Hastings, '11 ; E. 
H. King, '11; E. B. Smith, '11; F. A. Smith, 
'12; G. G. Kern, '12; G. F. Wilson, '12; J. L. 
Hurley, '12; L. W. Pratt, '13; C. R. Farnum, 
'13; Manager Thomas Otis, '10. The follow- 
ing track B's were awarded : Gapt. H. J. Gol- 
bath, '10; H. W. Slocum, '10; G. A. Garey, 
'10; H. L. Robinson, '11 ; T. E. Emery, '13. 



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SATURDAY CLUB PLAY 

This evening comes the Sarah Orne Jewett 
Dramas in Town Hall, "The Guests of Mrs. 
Timms" (from "the Life of Nancy") and 
"The Quest of Mr. Teaby" (from "Strangers 
and Wayfarers") . The cast is as follows : 

THE GUESTS OF MRS. TIMMS 

Mrs. Timms Mrs. F. C. Robinson 

Mrs. Flagg Mrs. Henry Johnson 

Miss Pickett Mrs. L. D. Snow 

A Fellow-traveller Miss C. T. Robinson 

THE QUEST OF MR. TEABY 

Mr. Teaby James A. Bartlett, '06 

Mrs. Pinkham Miss Mary Oilman 

Miss Perkins, a traveller Miss Rachel Little 

Mr. Bartlett was the organizer and first 
President of the Dramatic Club in Bowdoin 
and is regarded as Bowdon's Star Actor. He 
ought to bring out a large number of college 
fellows. 

There will be music by a country orchestra 
and old songs by Miss Rideout and Mr. 
Brackett. It is also expected that the "Octopus 
Octet" from the College Faculty will render 
"John Peel." 



GLEE CLUB PICKED 

The Glee Club has been picked for the 
coming season and rehearsals are now going 
on in earnest. It is understood that a New 
York trip has been arranged to be taken dur- 
ing the Easter vacation. The following men 
will compose the club: First tenors. Hill, '10, 
A. W. Johnson, '11, Tibbetts, '12, F. A. Smith, 
'12, Weeks, '10; second tenors, J. L. Johnson, 
'11, McGlone, '10, Kelloesr, '11, Ross, '10; 
first bass. Cole, '12, Crowell, '10. Crosby, '10, 
Davis, '12; second bass, Churchill, '12, Park- 
man '11, Stephens, '10, Stone, '10, Webster, 
'10. Alternates, L. W. Smith, 'it,, Hussey, 
'11, Alexander, 'i.^, Sanborn, '10. 



CLASSICAL CLUB MEETINGS 

The Classical Club, organized in 1908, will 
hold the first meeting of the year on Dec. 9 at 
Professor Woodruff's house. It has been de- 
cided to hold six meetings at intervals of two 
weeks thruout the year. The topic of dis- 
cussion will be the antiquities of Athens and 



Rome in their relation to literature. There is 
a great deal of interest manifested in the club 
which is open to all students taking Latin or 
Greek beyond the Freshman year, or to those 
who were eligible last year. The officers of 
the club are: Professor Woodruff, president; 
C. B. Hawes, '11, secretary and the executive 
committee composed of the president, secre- 
tary and Edward Skelton, '11. These meet- 
ings will be of particular value to those who 
desire a more thorough acquaintance with 
ancient art and literature. 



RIFLE SHOOTING IN UNIVERSITIES AND 
COLLEGES 

With the opening of the schools and col- 
leges the National Rifle Association of Amer- 
ica from its offices in Washington, D. C, has 
begun an active campaign to organize rifle 
clubs in institutions of learning throughout 
the country. During the past year it has been 
the recipient of several trophies for student 
competition which during the winter will be 
put in competition. 

Circular letters have been addressed to all 
colleges and universities urging the organiza- 
tion of rifle clubs so as to be in position to 
train and select teams later for the intercolle- 
giate matches. The practice of these college 
clubs, when no range is available in the insti- 
tution, is in most cases being carried on at the 
local National Guard range where facilities are 
always gladly offered and in some cases the 
rifles also are loaned to the college riflemen. 

Although rifle shooting is a new depart- 
ure of college sport it is nevertheless growing 
in popularity as is shown by the fact that sev- 
enteen colleges now have active and flourish- 
ing clubs. These institutions are: Yale, Har- 
vard, Cornell, California, Columbia, Idaho, 
Pennsylvania, Iowa, Nevada and George 
Washington ; Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege, Utah Agricultural College, Michigan 
Agricultural College, Washington State Col- 
lege, Delaware College and Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 

Full information concerning the organiza- 
tion of college clubs may be secured from 
Lieut. Albert S. Jones, Secretary of the 
National Rifle Association of America, Hibbs 
Building, Washington, D. C. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LA\A^RENCE McFARLAND, igii. Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

p. B. MORSS. 1910 J. C. ■WHITE. 1911 

THOMAS OTIS, 1910 E. W. SKELTON, 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON, 1910 W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 
W. A. FULLER, 1912 



R. D. MORSS, igio 
J. L. CURTIS, igii 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



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Vol. XXXIX. DECEMBER 3, 1909 No. 19 



.„..,, Now that football is over 
A Revival of Ice ^-^^ ^^^ ^^ basketball is 



Hockey 



on the black list, the stu- 



dent naturally turns his attention to the find- 
ing of some means to break the monotony of 
compulsory gym. Winter sports are few and 
far between but one of them stands out prom- 
inently, ice-hockey. A few can hie back to 
the halcyon days of their Freshman year when 
this sport flourished ; others can recall several 
other attempts to re-establish the game. It 
seems too bad that the initiative should be 
lacking to arouse interest enough to once more 
renew ice hockey. Dr. Whittier has been 
interviewed and he says that the matter rests 
entirely with the student body. If this be so 
it seems high time that the student body be 
aroused from their slumber of indiflference. 
Active steps have already been taken towards 
forming a four-cornered league. Is it possi- 
ble that such a movement will fail owing to 



lack of interest in the student body here at 
Bowdoin. 

A hurried canvass has shown that we have 
over twenty men with ice hockey experience, 
so material will not be lacking. During the 
remainder of the term let every one talk, eat 
and sleep ice hockey and see if we cannot 
once more bring so glorious a sport back to 
Bowdoin. 

MUSICALE UNDER AUSPICES OF SATURDAY CLUB 

The first of the musical entertainments of 
the Saturday Club was given in Memorial 
Hall, November 22, and proved a rare treat. 
The Boston Philharmonic Sextette composed 
of William F. Krafift, ist violin; Placido Fin- 
mara, 2d violin ; John Muldly, viola ; Ludwig 
Nast, 'cello ; Max Kunze, contra bass ; and 
Arthur Brooke, flute; rendered several 
pleasing selections and Miss Jeannie Trecar- 
tin, soprano, was the soloist of the evening. 
All of the artists received deserved encores. 
Bowdoin men highly appreciate the courtesy 
of the Saturday Club in making them their 
aruests. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

President Hyde snoke Sunday of the prosperity 
of the college, using as his text a verse from Isaiah: 
"The Lord is the portion of the inheritance of my 
father." This year, he said, there have been more 
reasons for rejoicing at Bowdoin than ever before. 
Many rich men, feeling that this college was one 
worthy of note, have given part of their wealth as 
an endowment for Bowdoin- 

The reason for this excellence of reputation is 
to be found in the work of the faculty. Thru their 
efforts, they have brought the college to the notice 
of the entire country. 

In addition, during the present term, the in- 
structors have been so supported by the student 
body that in no case has discipline been necessary. 
Surely there is cause for thanksgiving in the unity 
of purpose that is everywhere evident, the unity and 
harmony that can come only thru our common her- 
itage, the love and devotion of Jesus Christ. 



PROFESSOR SILLS GIVES LAST TALK IN ART 
BUILDING 

At the last talk in the Art Building series. 
Professor Sills gave an explanation of the classic 
objects in the collections. He stated that on ac- 
count of the large attendance he was unable to give 
each man as much attention as he could wish, but 
announced that he desired later to look over the col- 
lections with small groups of students. 

The following objects were touched upon in brief 
explanations during the hour's talk: the terra cotta 



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images and the collections of coins and mosaics in 
the Bo}'d Gallery, the copies of classic statues in the 
main hall, the paintings dealing with classic sub- 
jects in the Bowdoin Gallery, and two Grecian 
vases displayed in the Walker Gallery. 



10. Leon Dodge, Newcastle ; Lincoln Academy. 
Total strength 535.5 kilos. =1654.9 lbs. 

Total development 561.2 

Condition -1-174.3 



TEN STRONG MEN IN 1913 

The following is the list of the ten strong men in 
1913: 

I. M. B. Alexander, Houlton; Houlton High 
School. 

Total strength 853.3 kilos. ^1921 lbs. 

Total development 546.4 



Condition 



-306.9 



2. Josiah Steele Brown, Whitinsville, Mass. ; 
Northbridge High School. 

Total strength 800 kilos.^ 1800.3 lbs. 

Total development 533 



Condition 



266.1 



3. Mark Langdon Hagan, Bath; Morse High 
School. 

Total strength 776 kilos. ^1746 lbs. 

Total development 511-9 



Condition 



-(-264. 1 

4. George Lincoln Skolfield, Brunswick ; Bruns- 
wick High School. 

Total strength 798.8 kilos. =1797.3 lbs. 

Total development 535.9 



Condition 



-I-262.9 

5. Carlton Greenwood, Medford, Mass. ; M. H. 
S. and Yarmouth Academy. 

Total strength' 787.1 kilos. :^I77I lbs. 

Total development S25.8 



Condition 



-^ 261.3 



6. Henry Levensaller Hall, Camden ; Camden 
High School. 

Total strength 817.5 kilos.^1839.4 lbs. 

Total development 558.9 



Condition 



-4-258.6 



7. Aaron Marden, Farmington ; Farraington 
High School. 

Total strength 753. 5 kilos. ^1695.4 lbs. 

Development 520.6 



Condition 



-(-232.9 

8. Clifton Orville Page, Bath; Morse High 
School. 

Total strength 517.8 kilos.^1558.5 lbs. 

Total development 219.3 



Condition -I-219.3 

9- Ray Eaton Palmer, Bath; Morse High 
School. 

Total strength 741.5 kilos. = 1668.4 lbs. 

Total development 526.4 



Condition 



4-215.1 



ZETA PSl DANCE 

An informal dance was given at the Zete house, 
Monday evening, Nov. 22, by the members of the 
Junior delegation. Music was furnished by Ken- 
drie's Orchestra. The patronesses were Mrs. Hart- 
ley C. Baxter, Mrs. Henry Johnson, and Mrs. 
William T. Foster of Brunswick, and Mrs. G. E. 
Pray of Waterville. The committee in charge con- 
sisted of S. H. Hussey, G. A. Torsney, and F. C. 
Black. 

Those present were: Miss Marion Cobb, Miss 
Elizabeth Fuller, Miss Hazel Perry of Rockland; 
Miss Nellie Hodgdon of Bath ; Miss Marion 
Wheeler, Miss Rose Tyler of Portland; Miss Helen 
Nichols of Damariscotta ; Miss Alfaretta Graves, 
Miss Bertha Stetson, Miss Helen Merriman, Miss 
Margaret Day of Brunswick; Miss Wilhelmina 
Butterfield of Waterville, and Miss Margaret Kim- 
ble of Alfred, Me. 



THANKSQIVINO DANCE OF BETA THETA PI 

The Thanksgiving dance of Beta Sigma of Beta 
Theta Pi was held at the chapter house, Tuesday 
evening. The patronesses were Mrs. Frank E. 
Roberts of Brunswick and Mrs. Stephen Gardner 
of Calais. Among those present were Professor and 
Mrs. Paul Nixon, Mr. and Mrs. Algernon Chand- 
ler, Professor and Miss Snow, Mrs. E. T. Little, 
and the Misses Helen Richardson, Lula Barber, 
Portland ; Pauline Litchfield, Winniferd McKee, 
Mary Bliss, Marian Lowell, Lewiston ; Ethel Haw- 
ley, Virginia Pingree, Bath ; Frances Little. Mabel 
Davis, Brunswick; Therese Newbert, Caroline 
Sparks, Augusta. The committee in charge con- 
sisted of G. C- Weston, '10, Aug;usta ; J. L. Brum- 
mett, '11, Roxbury ; and L. Davis, '11, Cambridge, 
Mass. Music for the sixteen dances was furnished 
bv Kendrie's Orchestra. 



ALPHA KAPPA KAPPA INITIATION 

The Alpha Kappa Kappa fraternity of the 
Maine Medical School held its annual initiation at 
Riverton Nov. 20, following which was a banquet 
and speech-making by members. The seven ini- 
tiates, all members of the Class of 1913, are Leon S. 
Lippincott of Augusta, H. B. Wetherell of Cornish, 
R. R. Lefleche of Caribou, Edward W. Paine of 
Waterville, Edward Roberts, Everett S. Winslow 
and William Buck of Portland. 

.'\t a business session held during the evening, 
plans were made for the annual convention to be 
held in Portland Dec. 29, 30 and 31, which will be 
attended by delegates from all over the country and 
Canada. Millard C. Webber was chosen to repre- 
sent the local fraternity as delegate. Thirty-five 
chapters will be represented at the convention. 



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SECOND ANNIE TALBOT COLE LECTURE 

On Thursday, Nov. i8, Dr. McCall gave the 
second of the Annie Talbot Cole lectures for igog- 
10, his subject being "Lessening the Military Bur- 
den." Dr. McCall's long experience in public affairs 
gives his words the weight of a man who knows 
whereof he speaks. He said in part: 

The present age is one of great international 
rivalry in the matter of increasing military power. 
E^ch country feels that it must continue this arming 
to keep its place among the nations. If England 
builds great battleships, so must the United States. 
More money is spent for warshijps than for colleges 
and all the nations are groaning under military 
burdens. Far from seeing the end of war, the new 
century has seen war in its most devastating form_. 

The golden age of peace is always looked for in 
the past or the future and never in the present. 
Yet there are certain tendencies even in our war- 
like age which point towards peace. As the individ- 
ual has passed under justice, so may the nation. 
Many international disputes which, not many years 
ago. would have caused wars, are now settled by 
arbitration. The great growth of international com- 
merce and the great and increasing exoense of mak- 
ing war are ever growing more powerful as argu- 
ments for peace. 

The stock assertion of those who promote mili- 
tary increase has been that preparation for war is 
the best assurance of peace. Adherence to this 
theory has led to a race in building navies which has 
become merely a war of wealth. But belief in this 
theory seems to be no just cause for the immense 
military outlay of the United States. We need it 
neither for defence nor offence and its only reason 
for existence is in showing off as a great nation. 
The upholding of the Monroe Doctrine, which has 
been often given as an excuse for great armament, 
has never caused us any trouble nor is it ever likely 
to do so, as long as we do not exceed our rights. 
But all this show of war seems vain. The two 
greatest nations of the world have shared in com- 
mon the waters of the Great Lakes and neither has 
patrolled them with a single warship. If this has 
been done on those immense inland waterways, why 
may it not be done by international agreement on 
the broad seas? 

The greatest power against war will be an edu- 
cated public opinion which will realize that war is 
essentially savage; that the glory of nations is not 
in fightmg each other but in uniting to fight a com- 
mon enemy ; that the truly heroic may be fovmd^ in 
the common walks of life ; and that far more lasting 
than the pomp of war is the fame of science, arts, 
literature and service to mankind. . 



MUSICAL CLUB TRIPS 

Manager Weeks has given out the provisional 
schedule of the Bowdoin Musical Club in its Maine 
trips. The first two, one in Richmond, and one in 
Freeport, will be rehearsal concerts. The first trip 
will include six days, during which time concerts 
will be given in Foxcroft. Dexter, Oldtown, Bangor, 
Fairfield, and Augusta. Separate trips to Bath and 
Lewiston, and to Rockland and Camden will be 
taken in March. A Massachusetts trip during the 



Easter vacation is being arranged and will undoubt- 
edly be taken. The New York trip has not been 
fully decided upon. The dates for the Maine trips 
are : 

January 14 — Richmond. 

February II — Freeport. 

February 17 — Brunswick. 

February 21 — Foxcroft. 

February 22 — Dexter. 

February 23 — Oldtown. 

February 24 — Bangor. 

February 25 — Fairfield. 

February 26 — Augusta. 

March 4 — Bath. 

March 11 — Lewiston. 

March 18 — ^Camden. 

March 19 — Rockland. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

College men will be interested to know that the 
sum of $26.75 was realized in the collection taken up 
after chapel the morning college closed for the 
Thanksgiving recess. With this, dinners were pro- 
vided for ten needy families and in one case a half 
ton of coal was supplied. 

On Dec. 9th, Edward Stanwood, '61, Litt.D., 
editor of the Youth's Companion, will speak before 
the Y. M. C. A. His subject will be "College Com- 
petitors." 

The next meeting of the Y. M. C. A. Cabinet 
will be held at the Delta Upsilon House at 8.00 
P.M. Thursdav, Dec. pth. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, December 3 
3.30 Freshman Football Practice on Whittier 
Field. 

Sophomore Football Practice on Delta. 
5.15 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

Saturday, December 4 
2.30 Sophomore-Freshman Football Game on 
Delta. 

Sunday, December 5 
10.45 Morning Service in the Church on the 
Hill, conducted by Rev. John H. Quint. 

■5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by the double quartette; solo by 
Stone, '10. 

Monday, December 6 
4.00-6 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall. 

8.00 Elsie Janis in the "Fair Co-ed" at the Em- 
pire Theatre, Lewiston. 

Tuesday, December 7 
3.00-5 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall. 

5.15 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

Wednesday, December 8 
5.15 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 



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Thursday^ December g 

3.00-5 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall. 

5.15 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

8.00 Address by Edward Stanwood, '61, Litt.D., 
Editor of The Youth's Companion, Boston. "Col- 
lege Competitors." In Christian Association Room. 

8.00 Meeting of the Classical Club at Profes- 
sor Woodruff's house. 

"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" at the Empire 
Theatre, Lewiston. 

FridaYj December id 

5.15 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

8.00 "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" at the Em- 
pire Theatre, Lewiston. 



College Botes 



A. L. Laferriere, 'or, was on the campus, Mon- 
day. 

Edward S. Bagley, ex-'o8, is to return to college 
soon, 
y The gate receipts of the Maine game were over 

$1,000. 

Professor McConaughy conducted the recitation 
in English I, Tuesday. 

The Gentlemen's Club was entertained by Prof. 
Robinson last week. 

Donald McMillan, '98, intends to explore still 
more in the North soon. 

The board running track was repaired during 
the Thanksgiving recess. 

Coach Burton C. 'Morrill spent the Thanksgiving 
holidays in Augusta and Boston. 

The Intercollegiate Cross Country was captured 
after a hard struggle by Cornell. 

Phipps, ex-'ii, attended the Tufts game and 
spent Sunday with friends on the campus. 

Bernard Archibald, '04, of Houlton, was married 
on Nov. ID to Miss Emma Putnam of Houlton. 

Bull, '13, entertained his brother, who is attend- 
ing Worcester Academy, for a few days last week. 

Nearly all the Tufts rooters left Portland on the 
7.00 boat for Boston after the defeat of their team. 

Scammon, '09, has been engaged as an assistant 
teacher in the Brunswick Evening" School, of which 
Henry Johnson, Medic '12, is principal. 

When Ross McClave left Portland for New 
York at i.oo o'clock Sunday morning, the boys gave 
him a cheer that will long echo in his ears. 

Several Bowdoin students, including most of the 
football team, attended a private skating party at 
the Roll-Away in Portland, Saturday, following the 
Tufts game. 

Bowdoin men occupied one hundred and fifty 
seats at the Jefferson Theatre, Portland, after the 
trip Saturday. The play was rather uninteresting, 
but the cheers and songs given by the boys kept 
everyone amused. 



J. B. Pendleton, Bowdoin '90, was head linesman 
at the Harvard- Yale game this year. 

Gardner, '13, spent the recess with friends in 
Camden. 

The date of the B. A. A. Meet has been an- 
nounced officially as February 12. 

The All-Maine picked by the Boston Globe, gives 
Bowdoin Capt. Newman, Crosby, Frank Smith and 
Kern. 

Galen W. Hill, '04, is a member of the Senior 
Class at the New York State Library School at 
Albany. 

Prof. Hastings has recently been elected to junior 
membership in the American Society of Civil Engi- 
neers. 

On Thanksgiving Day, the members of the 
faculty entertained the students who stayed in 
Brunswick during the recess. 

C. B. Hawes. '11, E. B. Smith, '11, G. T. Tors- 
ney, '11, J. L. Crosby, '10, and H. W. Slocum, '10. 
were elected to the Coffee Club last week. 

Dr. Burrage spoke in Hubbard Hall, Monday 
morning, Nov. 29, on Tuberculosis Extermination 
and the methods used in accomplishing this work. 

E. O. Leigh, '12, and his brother, C. T. Leigh, 
Worcester. '11, spent the Thanksgiving recess with 
Stewart Brown, '10, at his home at Whitinsville, 
Mass. 

The trials for the reader in the Musical Club 
were held in the Christian Association room, 
Wednesday afternoon. W. B. Stephens, '10, was 
chosen to accompany the club this year as reader. 

The presence of the band at the Cross Country 
Run, Friday, increased the interest in the race and 
kept the crowd interested while the competitors were 
battling out on the course. 

The Board of Superintendents of the New York 
City schools has voted to abolish interscholastic 
football ; it is feared by the students that the Board 
of Education will sustain this action. 

Dr Whittier had an interview published in the 
Boston Herald, Sunday, on the future of football. 
The majority of college officers interviewed by the 
Herald was of the opinion that the game would not 
be abolished. 

The Kennebec Journal for Monday, Nov. 29, con- 
tained a long article concerning the Freshman Class 
here at Bowdoin. The work done in the college 
activities by them and the statistics of each fellow 
before entering college were given. 

Among the Portland dances during the recess was 
that given by the Class of 1910, Deering High 
School, which is raising a fund for a trip to Wash- 
ington. The following Bowdoin men were present : 
Ludwig, '10, Eastman, '10, Devine, '11, E. E. Kern, 
'11, McFarland, '11, Hanson, '11, G. C. Kern, '12, 
Means, '12, Wyman, '12, and McMurtrie, '13. 

At the last mass-meeting of the football season, 
Professors Robinson. Hutchins, McConaughy, and 
Snow, and Trainer Nickerson succeeded in arous- 
ing more enthusiasm over the Tufts game than has 
been shown this season. The ovation given the last 
speaker. Coach McClave, lasted several minutes. 
An interesting feature of the evening's program was 
a word of appreciation from the manager of the 
Tufts Track 'Team, Walter N. Gray. 



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Hlumni IDepartment 

'56. — It is expected that on January 11, 
1910, the South Congregational Church of 
Hartford, Conn., will celebrate the golden an- 
niversary of the ceremony of installation of 
Rev. Edwin Pond Parker, D.D., as pastor. 

The day when the young cleric was in- 
ducted to pastoral relations is so far in the 
past that but few who were present are now 
living, but Dr. Parker still enjoys the gifts of 
years and the respect of his parishioners. 

At the first communion service celebrated 
in the church by Dr. Parker, the closing 
hymn was Dr. Dwight's "I love Thy Kingdom, 
Lord." This has been uniformly sung at the 
communion service during Dr. Parker's fifty 
years in the pastorate. The hymn, "Just as I 
Am Without One Plea," by Charlotte Elliott, 
has been used at the admission of members on 
profession of faith. Dr. Parker is the author 
of a number of hymns, onS of the most noted 
being, "The New Magdalene." He is a musi- 
cian of decided ability and a composer of 
church music of great merit. He has made 
the South Church the exponent of worship in 
the city of Hartford. 

'72. — The last issue of the . Orient for 
October contained an account of a meeting of 
the New England Esperanto Association held 
in the Boston Public Library. This account, 
copied from a Boston newspaper, was so erro- 
neous that in justice to Herbert Harris, Esq., 
who was the chief speaker, the following cor- 
rections are now made. 

"The business of the meeting was not 
transacted in Esperanto, in fact, no business 
was done except the appointment of a commit- 
tee. No fine of five cents was imposed. Mr. 
Plarris' address was wholly in English, at the 
request of the officers of the society, because 
the audience was composed in part of non- 
Esperantists. Nor did the speaker relate 
instances in which he had found Esperanto a 
convenient medium of conversation, for all the 
Esperantists present were already aware of 
that fact. He did tell of a number of cases 
when he had made very practical use of the 
language and had received much assistance by 
its means in several cities of France and 
Spain. The extent to which the language is 
now used in 'many parts of Europe is rather 
surprising to a traveler from the United 
States." 



'yj. — It is said that no finer display of tulips 
can be found in Maine than in the gardens 
maintained by Curtis A. Perry, Esq., and his 
friend, Mr. Charles L. Fox, at their summer 
home on the Upper Ridge at Bridgton. Seven 
thousand and seven hundred bulbs were 
planted this fall and with those left over from 
last there will be a total of at least ten thou- 
sand blooming plants for next seasons's show. 
These gardens by the roadside are visited by 
large numbers of strangers and tourists and 
the extensive bed of scarlet salvia which blos- 
somed profusely till cut clown by frost was re- 
ported to be superior to those in the botanical 
gardens in the neighborhood of Boston. 

'02. — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Snare of 
Ehglewood, N. J., announce the engagement 
of their daughter, Jeannette, to Dr. Frederic 
A. Stanwood of 434 Marlborough Street, Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

'02. — Mr. Richard B. Dole, who has been 
stationed for the past six months at Quito, 
Ecuador, as agent in charge of the United 
States government exhibit at the National 
Ecuadorian exposition, has just returned to 
his home at Washington, D. C. 

'06. — The current issue of the Quarterly 
Journal of Economics contains an article by 
Melvin T. Copeland. 

'08. — Mr. Joseph M. Boyce is now at Sil- 
ver Cliff, Colorado, representing certain Port- 
land mining interests in that locality. 

"08. — Mr. E. T. Sanborn is now engaged 
in lumbering at East Andover, N. H. His 
address remains, however. East Machias, Me. 

"09. — William C. Sparks is director of the 
new gymnasium at Hobart College, Geneva, 
N. Y. 



The Portland Sunday Telegram contained an 
interesting account of Prof, Robinson's discovery of 
a metliod of purifying water by means of bleaching 
powder. 



"New York, Nov. 18. — .A.niid' trophies of the Far 
North, including heads of Polar and musk ox and 
skins of walrus and seal, the Aldine Association 
entertained Commander Robert E. Peary and Cap- 
tain Bartlett of the Arctic steamer Roosevelt at 
dinner in their club rooms on Fifth Avenue. The 
association dined Commander Peary just before his 
departure for the North and at that time its mem- 
bers expressed confidence that the explorer would 
this time reach the goal of his ambition. Five 
hundred sat down to the dinner. President 
Frank Presbrey presided. Dr. Lyman Abbott, Rear 
Admiral Colby N. Chester and T. P. O'Connor, 
M.P., were among those present." 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER lo, 1909 



NO. 20 



FOOTBALL CAPTAIN ELECTED 

At a meeting of the B men of the football 
% team Monday afternoon, Frank Smith, 1912, 
of Calais, Me., left halfback on the 'varsity, 
was elected captain for the season of 1910. 
The election was held at Webber's studio 
directly after the team sat for their pictures. 
Smith entered Bowdoin after preparing at 
Coburn Classical Institute and Kent's Hill 
Seminary, where he made enviable records. 
Both last year and this he has been unani- 
mously awarded a place on the "All-Maine" 
team. He is a brilliant player, a natural 
leader, and extremely popular thruout college. 
With such a man as leader, Bowdoin may well 
anticipate a successful season for the year 
1910. 



1913, 13; 1912, 
Freshmea Capture the Annual Class Game 

Nineteen Thirteen won the game against 
the Sophomores on the Delta, Saturday, by 
scoring a safety; two touchdowns, and one 
goal from a touchdown, in the second half. 

In the first period of the game, the teams 
seemed evenly matched, Gordon for the 
Sophomores making greater distances in line 
rushes, and Clancy for the Freshmen excelling 
in punting. 

Soon after the opening of the second half, 
191 3 scored on a safety, following a punt 
blocked by McMahDn. The Freshmen then 
started after a touchdown by line plunging, 
and finally pushed Crosby over the line. The 
kickout failed. When the half had nearly 
ended, Clancy sent a long punt toward the 
Sophomores' goal posts. Tucker recovered 
the ball, getting across the line before he was 
stopped. Clancy kicked the goal. 

The line-up was as follows : 

Dole, Tucker, l.e r.e., Davis 

Wood, l.t r.t, Weeks 

Collins, l.g r.g., Maloney 

McMahon, c c, McCormick 

Douglas, r.g l.g., Houston 

Sewall, Coombs, r.t l.t., Means 

Page, Peters, r.e I.e., Pratt 

Bull, q.b q.b., Marsh 



Clancy, r.h.b ." r.h.b., Holt 

Brown, Lewis, l.h..b l.h.b., Daniels 

Crosby, f .b f .b., Gordon 

Score: 1913, 13; 1912, 0. Safety, 1913. Touch- 
down, Clancy. Referee, Newman ; umpire, Crosby ; 
iield judge, Matthews. Time — two 20-minute halves. 



MONDAY CLUB ORGANIZES 

Some three weeks ago. Captain Newman, 
'10, Crosby, '10, and Coach McClave formed 
a club to be known a:s the Monday Club, to 
meet every Monday evening during the foot- 
ball season and the first Monday of each 
month during the rest of the year. Its object 
is to further the interests of Bowdoin in gen- 
eral, but of football in particular by getting 
hold of first and second year men in prep, 
schools and encouraging them to elect Latin 
and other Bowdoin requirements so that they 
can enter college without conditions. The 
club will also entertain sub-Freshmen at the 
college. 

Monday night the second meeting of the 
club was held, new members taken in and a 
constitution adopted. Hereafter the new 
members will be taken from the B men exclu- 
sively. The Captain of the football team will 
be president. Farnham has been elected Sec- 
retary for this year. 

The membership is now as follows : New- 
man, '10, Crosby, '10, Coach McClave, Mr. 
Kaharl, '98, Otis, '10, Boynton, '10, Wandtke, 
'10, Smith, '11, Hastings, '11, Kern, '12, Wil- 
son, '12, Hurley, '12, King, '12, Farnham, '13, 
and Pratt, '13. 



STUDENT COUNCIL MEETS 

The third meeting of this year of the 
Undergraduate Council was held December 2, 
at 7.00 P.M. in the Deutscher V'erein Room. 
All members were present. It was voted that 
a recommendation be sent to the Athletic 
Council advising that schools outside the state 
be asked to take part in the Bowdoin Inter- 
scholastic Track Meet. It was also voted to 
hold a Christmas Smoker in Memorial Hall 
December 20th, under the auspices of the Cus- 
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The awarding of football B's to Seniors 
who have been out for the team for four years 
was discussed but no action was taken. 

There has been complaint to the council 
over the custom of sending fraternity dele- 
gates to dances and house-parties. This was 
taken up by the council but was dismissed 
without action. 



CHOOSING A LIFE WORK 

Thursday evening, December 2d, Hon. C. 
E. Milliken of Island Falls, Me., spoke at the 
Christian Association meeting on Business, 
the second subject of the theme, "Choosing a 
Life Work." Mr. -Milliken did not enumerate 
the qualifications of a- good business man, but 
suggested that business as a profession is 
worth aiming at and should not be regarded 
as something to fall back upon when other 
vocations fail. 

If a young man wants to have an active 
part in solving some of the great problems 
confronting society, nothing offers greater 
opportunities than business. Mr. Milliken 
cited figures showing the enormous and rapid 
increase in wealth ii"i the United States and 
stated that at present, every three months' in- 
crement is more than the total wealth in 1820. 
This tremendous increase is giving rise to 
very serious economic questions and Mr. Mil- 
liken believes that these problems will, in the 
main, be solved, not by lawyers, by ministers 
or by legislators, but by business men. 

Mr. Milliken emphasized the fact that stu- 
dents will be very likely to become in life what 
what they have been in college, and that they 
should avoid the mistake of regarding their 
college course as a period of life distinct from 
what is to follow. 

In closing, Mr. Milliken gave a few valua- 
ble rules to be applied to business. They were 
as follows : "Keep small promises." "Don't 
doubt." "If you have a decision to make, 
make it." "Don't quit." Don't miss oppor- 
tunities to get acquainted in college." "Be 
able to pick and to persuade men." "Be your 
own boss in college." "In life you are asked, 
not what you know, but what you can do." 



FACULTY CLUB PROGRAM 

The Faculty Club has arranged the follow- 
ing program to be followed this winter. It 
will be noted that the program is not confined 



to literature, as usual, but covers a wide range 
of subjects. 

Petroleum, by Prof. M. B. Cram, Dec. 7. 

Ibsen, with the reading of Hedda Gabler 
by members of the Club, Prof. G. T. Files, 
Dec. 20. 

Social Philosophy, by President Hyde and 
Prof. Burnett, Jan. 10. 

It Never Can Happen Again, William de 
Morgan, by Charles W. Snow, Feb. 7. 

Aristophanes, with the readingof the Frogs 
by the members of the Club, Prof. Paul 
Nixon, Feb. 21. 

The Present Status of the Doctrine of Or- 
ganic Evolution, Prof. Mantin Copeland, 
March 7. 



INITIATION OF FRIARS 

The Friars' Club, having for its purpose 
the promotion of college spirit between the 
various fraternities, held its annual dinner at 
Riverton, Saturday evening. The following 
new members from the'class of 191 1 were re- 
ceived : Alonzo Dennis, Harrison Cole, Joseph 
White, Leslie Brummett, Stanley Pierce, and 
Harry Wiggin. 

Besides the new members, those present 
were: Neal Cox, '08, Harold Davie, '10, 
Henry Colbath, Harry McLaughlin, Her- 
bert Warren, Robert Morss, Sumner 
Edwards, E. Curtis Matthews, Harry Wood- 
ward, and Robert Hale, all of 1910, and Geo. 
Howes, E. Baldwin Smith, and Harrison Rob- 
inson of 191 1. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

President Hyde who spoke in chapel last 
Sunday, used as his text .the parable of the 
Pharisee and Publican. He said in opening 
his talk: "As the winter comes on us we 
ought to turn our minds from outward things, 
and think of the spiritual things.'' About 
one-half of us consider ourselves Christians, 
and less than half stand outside tlie church. 

Some of these that do not consider them- 
selves Christians have the wrong ideas of 
what a Christian is. They think that a Christ- 
ian must go to church ; must take an active 
part in religious meetings ; and must do many 
things that are unpleasant for them to do. 
These men are thinking of the Pharisee not 
of a Christian. 

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one that thanks God that he is not as other 
men, but is better and above them. If one is 
a Christian, he will, in the end, work out the 
right things and not do the wrong things. He 
measures his life by a perfect standard. He 
takes goodness and love, — a translation of 
Christ — and compares it with his own life. 
Measuring himself by that standard there is 
no consciousness of superiority but of inferior- 
ity. Again, Christianity is ackowledging a 
perfection not our own but for which we 
strive. Not that we are perfect, or even good, 
but the realization that, measured by Christ's 
standard we fall short. If we realize our own 
inferiority, we will try to overcome some of 
our wrong ways and gradually take up some 
good ways. Being a Christian, then, is not 
arriving at Perfection, but rather being on the 
road and striving- for it. 



" MASQUE AND QOWN PICKED 

Before a committee composed of Prof. 
Brown, Mr. Stone and 'Miss Curtis, the coach 
of the club, the try-outs for Masque and 
Gown were held Nov. 30, and the following 
men chosen: Alexander, '13; Bull, '13; P. P. 
Cole, '12; C. R. Crowell, '13; Edwards, '13; 
Gillin, '12; Hurley, '12; Jones, '13; Mac- 
Laughlin, '10; Pratt, '12; Smith, '13; 
Stephens, '10; Matthews, '10; Oxnard, '11. 
Rehearsals are being held three times a week 
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 
o'clock. 



REVIEW OF THE OCTOBER QUILL 

There are times when one forms an opinion 
of a person or an object at first sight. This 
method is avowedly not infallible, but is at 
least unique. 

Such is the attitude we have taken in read- 
ing the first issue of the "new college year" of 
the Quill. 

''The Hawthorne Prize Story'' even 
though it were not so labeled is a very com- 
mendable piece of work. It leaves the im- 
pression that the writer's style, though still 
in the formulative stage, has lucidity, direct- 
ness and ease, characteristics that tell of more 
than normal skill. 



"One Phase of Poe's Religious Develop- 
ment" is an interesting attitude taken in view- 
ing the art of a man who struggled indefati- 
gably for perfection of form, and who was 
convinced that beauty needed no other justifi- 
cation than itself. But if we admit that Poe 
was acquiring a deeper faith in immortality 
we can hardly acquiesce to the suggestion that 
Poe or any other man acquires so gigantic a 
force in life as faith unconsciously — but with 
a struggle. However, the article is placed 
before the reader so tentatively that he can 
hardly offer a criticism. 

"The White Cat" recalls in places the sen- 
suous and thrilling beauty of Theophile Gau- 
tier's stories of the Orient. The writer fails 
to tell us, however, how the experience of 
Irving became known. It seems too bad that 
such promising stories have to end in a rather 
unnecessarily tragic fashion. 

''Swamping," a short two-stanza poem, has 
a genuineness of feeling for nature, and a 
suggestion of the picturesque that is decidedly 
pleasing. The wreck is as tragic as its title 
implies, nevertheless the thought is carried 
without break to the finish. We might ques- 
tion somewhat the expression "heath a. 
sigh—" 

Taken as an entirety the Qtdll has com- 
menced the year with a commendably repre- 
sentative collection of work and we wish it all 
the success that plentiful subscription and con- 
scientious contributions can bring. 

X. 



SENIOR CLASS ELECTIONS 

Wednesday evening, Dec. i, the Class of 1910 
elected the following class officers : 

President, Sumner Edwards of Cambridge, Mass. 

Vice-President, Chester A. Boynton of North 
Whitefield, Me. 

Secretary and Treasurer, Harold E. Rowell of 
Skowhegan, Me. (for life). 

Marshal, John L. Crosby of Bangor, Me. 

Orator, John D. Clififord of Lewiston, Me. 

Poet, Robert Hale of Portland, Me. 

Opening Address, Henry Colbath of Dexter, Me. 

Historian, Warren Robinson of Arlington, Mass. 

Chaplain, Harold W. Slocum of Albany, N. Y. 

Closing Address, Alfred Wandtke of Lewiston, 

Class Cheer Leader, Harlan M. Hausler of 
Portland. 

Class Day Committee, James F. Hamburger of 
Hyde Park, Mass. ; R. D. Morss of Medford, Mass. ; 
E. Curtis Matthews of Portsmouth, N. H. ; Rodney 
E. Ross of Kennebunk, Me., W. P. Newman of 
Bar Harbor, Me. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

p. B. MORSS. 1910 J. C. WHITE. 1911 

THOMAS OTIS, 1910 E. W. SKELTON, 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 
W. A. FULLER. 1912 



R. D. MORSS, igio 
J. L. CURTIS, igii 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



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ates, alunnnl, and officers of instruction. No anony 
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All communications regarding subscriptions should 
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Vol. XXXIX. DECEMBER 10, 1909 No. 20 



„, , . _ It is a tradition in France 

Wanted : Some ^j^^^ Napoleon was able to 

College Songs ^^^ j^j^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^jp^ 

solely by the power of music. As the soldiers 
dragging the heavy guns over the snow-clad 
passes became worn out by fatigue and expo- 
sure, they began to drop by the wayside. Napo- 
leon seeing failure for his expedition, met the 
situation by mounting his regiment bands at 
the top of the pass, and causing them to burst 
forth in unison with the strains of the French 
national anthem. La Marsellaise. The drum- 
mers beat a charge, and 35,000 men catching 
up the words of the inspiring air, dashed for- 
ward as if storming the enemy's works, and 
up went the guns. 

This incident is one of the most flattering 
tributes ever paid to the power of music. Here 
at Bowdoin one of our most pressing needs is 
college songs, a need which has been recog- 
nized and discussed, but never remedied. We 



would not presume that Bowdoin men have 
less ability than men of other colleges of the 
same size and standing, who have good, 
snappy songs and plenty of them, but would 
rather suggest that the ability is latent, and 
should be brought out into the daylight. Last 
spring the Orient called attention to the ad- 
mirable custom in practice at Williams by 
which each class competes in writing new 
songs. It becomes as much the duty of each 
class to furnish a new college song, as here at 
Bowdoin it is the duty of each class to com- 
pete in the Indoor Meet. The Student Coun- 
cil has announced a smoker for the week be- 
fore Christmas, and will not some undergrad- 
uate or alumnus bring glory to his class and 
immortality to himself, by writing a Bowdoin 
song with some snap to it, to be sung for the 
first time at that occasion. 



An Old Enemy 
Returned 



The policy of the Orient 
under the present admin- 
istration has been to re- 
frain from what has been so aptly called, 
"knocking." However, the time seems to be 
at hand when it is necessary to say some 
unpleasant things about some members of the 
undergraduate body. The baseball manage- 
ment is high and dry on the beach, because 
some members of the college have not paid 
their last year's subscriptions. 

Manager Wiggin has in his possession a list 
of the names of all men whose subscriptions 
were defaulted during the seasons of 1908- 
1909. The sum total of these subscriptions 
amounts to approximately $200.00. 

He also has outstanding bills tq the amount 
of $225.00. 

The situation explains itself. 

The athletic council is impregnable in the 
stand it has taken regarding the sanctioning 
of all schedules. In other words, Bowdoin 
will have no baseball schedule for the season 
of 1910 till Manager Wiggin is able to settle 
the outstanding bills. He, or his assistant, 
will see before Christmas every man in col- 
lege whose subscription for 1908 or 1909 is 
still unpaid. Unless he obtains satisfaction 
there will "be something doing" as the saying 
goes. The student body is only too anxious 
to know who is holding up the baseball man- 
agement, and it will have an opportunity to 
know thru the columns of the Orient, unless 
an immediate change is seen in the complex- 
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quote George Ade, some members of this col- 
lege "will be getting themselves disliked 
around here." 



MEETINGS OF SECTIONAL CLUBS 

The sectional clubs in college are planning to 
make the present year the most prosperous of any 
since their organization. The clubs will hold their 
first meeting shortly and outline their work for the 
year. Most of the clubs plan to meet in the va- 
rious fraternity houses, where they will have 
speeches by the members and short entertainments. 
The members in the various clubs are : 

Massachusetts Club 

1910 — Brown, Edwards, Hamburger, McGlone, 
P. B. Morss, R. D. Morss, Otis, Robinson, C. A. 
Smith. 

1911 — Brummett, Cole, Dennis, H. K. Hine, R. 
P. Hine, Kellogg, Sullivan, Wiggin, Oxnard, Red- 
fern, Spurling, Stephens. 

1912 — Ashey, Brooks, Burlingame, Churchill, 
Daniels, Davis, Hurley, Joy, McCormick, Morss, 
Nichols, Reynolds, Rowell, Torrey, Bosworth. 

1913 — Baker, Brown, Busfield, Duffy, Fuller, W. 
S. Greene, Greenwood, H. H. Hall, Jones, Miller, 
Saunders, Twombley. 

York County Club 

1910 — ^Grace, Hill, Hobbs, Kendrie, Ross. 
191 1 — Chapin, DeF. Weeks. 
1912 — C. O. Warren, E. E. Weeks. 
1913 — Walker, Wiggin and P. Sullivan. 

Thornton Club 

1910 — Grace, Kendrie. 

191 1 — Chapin, Fred Wiggin. 

Washington County Club 

1910 — Gary, Eaton. 

1911 — Horsman. 

1912 — Matthews, F. Smith. 

1913 — Pike, Gardner, Hinch. 

Aroostook County Club 
1910 — Bailey, Eastman, Ludwig. 
191 1 — Hussey, J. Johnson, Lawliss. 
1913 — Parkhurst, Bull, Alexander. 

Augusta Club 

1910 — Webster, C. Weston, Morrill, Lippincott, 
Martin. 

1911 — Bickmore, J. Johnson, Hichborn, Macom- 
ber. 

1912 — Locke, Knowles. 

1913 — Burley, M. Lippincott. 

« Penobscot County Club 

1910— J. L. Crosby, R. S. Crowell, A. W. Stone, 
Colbath. 

191 1— L. Davis, F. T. Donnelly, W. N. Emer- 
son, A. T. Gibson, C. B. Hawes, H. L. Robinson, 
J. C. White. 

1912 — Bradford, Simpson, Gordon, H. A, White, 
Woodcock, Fuller. 

1913 — Crosby, Savage. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, December 10 
6.55 Band Rehearsal in Band Room. 
8.00 "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" at the Em- 
pire Theatre, Lewiston. 

Saturday, December ii 
7.30 Meeting of the York County Club at the 
Kappa Sigma House. 

Sunday, December 12 

10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. John H. Quint. 

S.oo Sunday Chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde, music by the double quartette ; violin solo by 
Kendrie, '10. 

Monday, December 13 
2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4 to 6 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Meinorial 
Hall. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 
9.15 King Mike will spring a cake in South 
Appleton. 

Tuesday, December 14 

5 to 6 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

Wednesday, December 15 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

5. 10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion room. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

Thursday, December 16 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

S to 6 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

7.00 Address by D. Stanley Evans, Y. M. C. A. 
Secretary for the Boston & Maine and Maine Cen- 
tral Railroads. "Work Among the Railroad Men." 
In Christian Association Room. 

Friday, December 17 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

S.io Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

8.30 Informal dance at Delta Upsilon House. 

8.30 Alpha Delta Phi House Party in Pythian 
Hall. 



MANDOLIN CLUB PICKED 

Leader Pierce of the Mandolin Club has an- 
nounced the following men to represent the college 
this year: First mandolin, Roberts, Hawes, Brummett, 
Scholfield, and Creighton. Second mandolins. Sav- 
age, Conant, Nichols, Warren and McKenney. Man- 
dolas, Weatherill and Peters. Mando-chello, P. P. 
Cole. Guitars, Parcher, Churchill, and White. 
Banjo, H. E. Weeks. The clubs are receiving spe- 
cial instruction from Mr. Thompson of Portland, 
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College flotes 

College eloses at 4.30 P.M. Thursday, instead of 
Wednesday as announeed in the Christian Associa- 
tion Book. 

R. C. Bisbee, '01, visited college over Sunday. 

Kellogg, '11, rendered a violin selection in chapel, 
Sunday. 

The Alpha Delta Phi house has been recently 
painted. 

Red Cross stamps for Christmas are on sale at 
Slocum's. 

All of the fraternities have voted for hockey 
this winter. 

H. V. Bickmore, '11, has taken the agency for 
the War Cry. 

Ventilators have been installed in the basement 
of Maine Hall. 

All the gym. classes take running on the out-door 
track this year. 

The Brunswick Golf Club held a business meet- 
ing this week. 

The first skating of the year was on Coffin's 
Pond, Tuesday. 

Crowell, '13, has a line of pictures of the campus 
on sale this week. 

Mr. MacConaughy conducted one division of 
English 3, Saturday. 

The hours for gym. make-up this year come on 
Tuesday and Saturday. 

The pictures of the Cross Country Team were 
taken at Webber's, Friday. 

The out-door running track caught fire, Wednes- 
day, but was not badly burned. 

Sumner Jackson, Medic, '12, has left the Medical 
School to work in Philadelphia. 

Bosworth, '12, and Belknap, '13, were in Dam- 
ariscotta, Saturday and Sunday. 

Kendrie, '10, played a violin solo at the Univer- 
salist Church, Lewiston, Sunday. 

"Nick" was the head linesman at the Freshman- 
Sophomore football game, Saturday. 

Harrington, '12, is teaching in the New* 
Gloucester High School for December. 

Prof. Allen W. Johnson recently lectured before 
the New Century Club of Maiden, Mass. 

Brummett, '11, entertained W. C. Graham, edi- 
tor-in-chief of the Bates Student, Sunday. 

King Mike is going to spring a cake in South 
Appleton Hall next Monday evening at 9.15. 



P. B. Morss, '10, spent Sunday with his father in 
Portland. 

Stuart F. Brown, '10, spent several days in Gardi- 
ner last week. 

J. B. Pendleton, '90, refereed the Somerville- 
Everett game, Saturday. 

Adjourns were given by Professor Files, Satur- 
day, in German i and 3. 

The Glee and Mandolin Club pictures were 
taken . Thursday by Webber. 

Douglass, '13, received a sprained wrist in the 
Freshman-Sophomore game, Saturday. 

Kendrie, '10, has a Brunswick studio at 178 
Maine Street, giving lessons there on Fridays. 

A large delegation of Bowdoin students went to 
"The Fair Co-ed' 'in Lewiston, Monday night. 

During the past two weeks, the Brunswick Record 
has been devoting its front page to accounts of Prof. 
Robinson and the Longfellow house. 

Harry Varney has lived up to his reputation of 
former years and has got up an attractive book- 
let with pictures of the football team. 

The Theta Delta Chi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
Kappa Sigma and Beta Theta Pi fraternities will 
give Christmas dances at their houses. 

John T. Clancey, '13, will go to New York, Sat- 
urday, where he has a position as electrical decora- 
tor in the Plaza Hotel during the holidays. 

Harold B. Ballard, '10, attended initiation at New 
Hampshire State College, December 3d, as a dele- 
gate to Beta Kappa Chapter of Kappa Sigma. 

Members of the Y. M. C. A. have been doing 
settlement work at Pejepscot on Tuesdays and Fri- 
days for the past few weeks. 

The first college smoker for this year comes a 
week from Monday night. It is expected that one 
of the best smokers of the year will be given. 

Edward P. Mitchell, a Bowdoin graduate, has 
been elected president of the New York Sun Pub- 
lishing Company to succeed the late William Laffan. 

Brunswick is to be visited Saturday by a theat- 
rical company for the first time in six months. "The 
Final Settlement" is to be produced at the Town 
Hall. 

At a meeting of the fencing squad, W. E. Robin- 
son, '10, was elected manager of the team and it was 
decided to choose as the captain the winner of a* 
series of bouts. 

Edwin U. Curtis, '82, has been appointed Col- 
lector of the Customs of the port of Boston. He 
was a great oarsman, being one of those who took 
part in the great race on Lake George. He is, at 
present, a member of the Board of Overseers. 



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Several Massachusetts men met at Wirth's in 
Boston during the holidays for an informal good 
time. 

The Freshmen proved in the class game, Satur- 
day, that there is coming football material in their 
number. Clancy, in particular, showed up well in 
punting and rushing the ball. 

A Harvard Aeronautical Society has ■ been 
formed with 500 charter members. During the win- 
ter the society will study models of air-ships by 
lecture and airships. A similar society has been 
formed at Tech. 

M. T. Copeland, '06, who held the Charles Everett 
Scholarship for graduate study and who is now in- 
structor in the Harvard Business Administration, 
has an article in the Quarterly Journal of Economics 
for November on "The Technical Development in 
Cotton since 1861." 

Prof. Hudson B. Hastings had a long article in 
last Friday's Neiv York Sun in which he argued 
that Dr. Cook had insufficient provisions with which 
to have made the polar journey he claims to have 
made. Prof. Hastings bases his arguments chiefly 
upon Dr. Cook's statements. 

Princeton has this year instituted a Senior Coun- 
cil, which provides places of refuge for harassed 
underclassmen. No hazing is allowed in or near 
University buildings, in the rooms of a Sophomore 
or a Freshman, or until one hour after the close of 
the formal opening exercises of the University. 

Twice imprisoned as a suspicious character by 
the Russian government, and at present carrying a 
suspended sentence of exilation to Siberia, if she 
returns to her native country within two years from 
the time of her expulsion. Miss Anna Kitzen, a 
native Russian, has entered Syracuse University for 
a Ph.D. degree. 

The New York Bowdoin Alumni Association din- 
ner will be held on Friday January 14, igio. Com- 
mander Peary, Governor Quinby of New Hamp- 
shire, Professor Harry C. Emery, Professor Donald 
B. McMillan and ex-Congressman Littlefield have 
accepted the secretary's invitation to be present, so 
that the dinner will be a notable one. 

Gym work under Instructor Morrill is now well 
started for the winter. Several men also have been 
chosen by Capt. Clifford to substitute baseball for 
squad work. It is understood that but few men 
chiefly B men, will be permitted to take track work 
as it is considered that when the best fellows are 
picked it leaves gym. work to an awkward squad 
and interest is lost. Morss, '10, is acting as assist- 
ant. 



The Portland Evening Express has this to say 
concerning the choice of a football coach for next 
season : "As successor to Ross McClave for coach 
at Bowdoin next fall, it is likely that George Levene, 
the old Pennslyvania end, will be elected by the 
college football authorities. Levene has been at the 
University of Tennessee for the past two years 
and has been highly recommended for the place at 
Bowdoin by Trainer M. C. Murphy of Pennsyl- 



ANAND SIDOBA HIWALE 

Amid otir busy college life, most of us 
have probably forgotten one of our fellow 
Bowdoin men who has gone to carry the name 
of his Alma Mater into his own far country. 
A little less than two months ago, Hiwale, '09, 
sailed from Boston for India. His purpose is 
to bring to the down-trodden, ignorant people 
of his native land the message of Christianity 
which he has been learning during his five 
years in this country. What is more, as he 
told his friends here at Bowdoin last spring, 
he will carry the message with the Bow- 
doin spirit, which means, not only with all the 
courage and determination to stand against all 
odds, but also with a rational, unfanatical ap- 
peal. Because it is to his own people he is 
going, he will be able to understand their 
ideals and weaknesses, but because he comes 
from a student life in the United States and 
especially one at Bowdoin, he will be able to 
bring to bear on his work the practical train- 
ing of the American college man. 

The Christian Association promised Hi- 
wale that it would do all it could to help sup- 
port him in his work, that he may found a 
true Bowdoin Mission. Other American col- 
leges have missions in the foreign field. We 
are just beginning ours. The Orient will 
publish from time to time letters from Bow- 
doin's missionary in order that we may know 
how his work progresses. We are proud of 
having had Peary at the Pole; we should be 
equally proud of another Bowdoin man, who, 
along a less prominent, but yet difficult path, 
follows the high call of duty. 



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Hlumni department 

'39. — Mrs. Ruth Morse Allen, widow of 
Rev. Dr. Charles F. Allen, formerly president 
of the University of Maine, died 28 Novem- 
ber, 1909, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
Edwin F. Brown, at Pasadena, California. 

'51. — Rev. Dr. William Alfred Packard, 
professor emeritus of Latin in Princeton Uni- 
versity, died suddenly of disease of the heart 
at his home in Princeton 2 Dec. 1909. Dr. 
Packard was born at Brunswick, Maine, 26 
Aug. 1830, the second son of Professor 
Alpheus S. and Frances E. (Appleton) Pack- 
ard. He was prepared for college at Phillips 
Academy, Andover, Mass., and graduated 
with high honors at Bowdoin, where one 
brother had preceded and two were to follow 
him. After three years spent in teaching at 
Phillips Academy and as a tutor in his Alma 
Mater, he pursued the regular course of study 
at Andover Theological Seminary. This was 
followed by two years of post-graduate study 
at the Universities at Berlin and Gottingen. 
On his return he became professor of modern 
languages at Dartmouth. He was transferred 
in 1863 to the chair of Greek which he filled 
until 1870. In that year he was called to 
Princeton as Professor of Latin and the 
Science of Languages, a position he held till 
1905 when he accepted a retiring allowance 
from the Carnegie Foundation. Dr. Packard 
was one of the best known and highly hon- 
ored of the older classical scholars in the 
country. A member of the principal philolog- 
ical societies, he was also a valued contributor 
to several of the leading reviews. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of Doctor of 
Philosophy from Hamilton College in 1868, 
and of Doctor of Divinity from his Alma 
Mater in 1894. 

Dr. Packard married Susan Breese, 
daughter of Rev. Thomas Gallagher of 
Bloomfield, N. J., who died in December, 
1886. Their only child, a daughter, died in 
1882. 

'65. — Charles Fuller, son of Hon. Timothy 
and Deborah E. (Baker) Fuller, was born 19 
June, 1843, at Lincoln, Me. He attended 
school for four years at Greenwood, Mass., at 
Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln, two years, 
and was a member of Antioch College, Ohio, 
for one year. He then entered Bowdoin, and 
graduated with honor in 1865. After spend- 
ing a year at Meadville Theological Seminary, 



Pennsylvania, as a tutor in Latin and Greek, 
he entered upon the study of medicine, at- 
tended two courses of lectures at the Medical 
School of Maine, and received his degree in 
1869. After practicing his profession for 
somewhat more than two years at Hampden, 
Maine, he settled in his native town of Lin- 
coln, where he continued in active practice for 
over a quarter of a century. He was regarded 
throughout the county as an exceptionally well 
read and capable physician. He was a mem- 
ber of the Maine Medical Association, and for 
several years was United States Examining 
Surgeon. About seven years ago, he removed 
to Dorchester, Mass., where he has since 
resided, and where he died 22 November, 
1909, from cerebro meningitis. 

Dr. Fuller married in August, 1867, Char- 
lotte W., daughter of John M. Rice of Hamp- 
den, Me., who survives him. Their chil- 
dren, beside two who died in early life, are 
Dr. Herbert L. Fuller of Bangor, Louis N. 
and Timothy Fuller of Dorchester, Mass., 
Mrs. Catherine R., wife of Harold Shaw of 
Somerville, Mass., Miss Mildred and Miss 
Carrol E. Fuller and Willard C. Fuller of 
Dorchester, Mass. 

'71. — Edward P. Mitchell, for many years 
on the editorial staff of the Neiv York Sun, 
has been elected president of the Sun Print- 
ing and Publishing Association, succeeding 
the late William M. Laffen. 

'yy. — Mrs. Sarah E., wife of William C. 
Greene, Esq., of Sag Harbor, N. Y., died sud- 
denly at her home Nov. 30, 1909. 

'82. — Hon. Edwin U. Curtis has been 
appointed U. S. Collector of Customs for the 
Port of Boston. 

'95. — Mr. Abner A. Badger is supervising 
principal of the grammar school at Long 
Branch, New Jersey. 

'95. — The engagement iis announced of 
County Attorney Arthur H. Stetson of Bath, 
to Miss Kathryn V. Eliot of Boston. 

'98. — Professor Donald B. Macmillan, who 
spent the Thanksgiving Day recess with his 
sister, Mrs. W. C. Fogg of Freeport, has re- 
cently made public announcement of his pur- 
pose to continue in polar exploration for which 
he has shown himself so well fitted. He ex- 
pects to leave this country in July next to 
undertake the exploration of Crockett's Land, 
the territory discovered by Commander Peary 
in his dash for the pole. No details of the 
expedition have been announced. . 



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BRUNSWICK, MAINE," DECEMBER 17, 1909 



VOL. XXXIX 



NO. 21 



SOIREE AND POP CORN=CERT 

First Smoker of Year to be Held Monday Evening — 
Under Auspices of Student Council 

The First Bowdoin Soiree and Pop Corn- 
cert is the name of it. On Monday evening 
Memorial Hall will be the scene of the first 
Bowdoin get-together of the year, and there 
will be smoke, music, punch, and something 
good to eat. The members of the Student 
Council have been dusting their brains for two 
weeks past to provide a good time for Mon- 
day evening and they have something up their 
sleeves which will provide amusement, enter- 
tainment and pleasure for all. In fact, it bids 
fair to rival a three-ringed circus. To defray 
the expense of refreshments and entertain- 
ment, the committee will charge the small sum 
of ten cents admission. The song wagon will 
start at 7.30 and every undergraduate will 
regret it, if he neglects to get his dime and 
climb aboard. 



two being absent. The Council therefore 
recommends to the baseball manager that the 
minstrel show be held this year as usual. 



STUDENT COUNCIL ACTS ON BASEBALL SITUATION 

Names of Men who are in Arrears to be Published 

January 18 — Council Recommends that the 

Minstrel Show be Given this Year 

The Student Council met Tuesday evening 
and took action on the baseball situation to 
the effect that names of all men who have not 
paid their baseball subscriptions for the 
seasons of 1908 and 1909, before January 18, 
1910, be published in the Orient of that week. 
This means that the Orient will, with the 
consent of the baseball manager, publish in its 
columns the names of the men who are in 
arrears at that time. Men who are behind 
have until January 18 to make good their 
deficiency, but all who neglect to settle up 
before that date will have their names made 
public. 

There has been some talk about college of 
late relative to doing away with the minstrel 
show, and the putting a performance by the 
Dramatic Club in its place. The Council dis- 
cussed this matter at some length and finally 
took a vote on it, in which the minstrel show 
won out 4 to 2, one member not voting and 



DEATH OF FRANCIS B. SPURLINQ 

The death of Francis B. Spurling of the 
Class of 1910 occurred Tuesday, December 14, 
at Kent's Hill, Me. Mr. Spurling left college 
early last spring, having been in poor health 
for some time, and for several months sought 
relief at the Hebron Sanitarium. Failing to 
secure the desired benefit here he was taken by 
his parents to Kent's Hill, where he had spent 
his pleasant prep, school days. Here in spite 
of all that could be done he failed rapidly and 
Tuesday succumbed to tuberculosis. 

Francis Benjamin Spurling, the son of 
Capt. and Ad^rs. F. G. Spurling, was born June 
12, 1888, at Northeast Harbor, Me. Here he 
received his early education, later entering the 
Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kent's Hill. In 
the fall of 1906 after graduating from this 
academy he entered Bowdoin, becoming a 
member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. 
Spurling was ever a friend to everybody and 
his genial, generous spirit will be sorely missed. 



RESULT OF THE RHODES SCHOLARSHIP EXAM= 
INATIONS 

On December loth, President Hyde an- 
nounced in chapel the result of the Rhodes 
Scholarship examinations given at the State 
House in Augusta, October i8th. Bowdoin 
had three candidates, Robert Hale, '10, of 
Portland, Charles Boardman Hawes, '11, of 
Bangor, and Edward Warren Skelton, '11, of 
West Brooksville. All three passed the ex- 
aminations and they were the only students in 
Maine to pass. Hale passed in Greek but the 
other two did not attempt the Greek. By a 
recent concession of the Oxford authorities, 
Greek is not necessary until the student 



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reaches the University. At the next faculty 
meeting the recipient of the scholarship will 
be chosen. 



MASSACHUSETTS CLUB MEETS 

Prof. Hastings Vindicates Peary and Discredits 
Dr. Cook 

The first meeting of the Massachusetts 
Club this year was held at the Beta Theta Pi 
house last Saturday evening. There was a 
large attendance of members and thirteen new 
men were admitted. Mr. McConaughy was 
elected to honorary membership. It was de- 
cided to raise the dues to $2.00. It was also 
determined to repeat the successful banquet 
of last year held at the Rathskeller in Boston 
and followed by a theatre party. A commit- 
tee composed of Edwards, '10, Brummett, 
'11, and Wiggin, '11, was appointed to make 
arrangements. 

The speaker of the evening was Professor 
Hastings, who gave a very interesting talk on 
"The Peary-Cook Controversy." Professor 
Hastings has interviewed Commander Peary 
since the latter's return from the Pole and is 
thoroly convinced of Dr. Cook's insincerity. 
First of all Dr. Cook started out with about 
1,100 lbs. of provisions which were not suf- 
ficient to feed his party and the dogs, for the 
minimum amount on which a human being 
can survive is 30 ounces a day, and a dog 
requires at least a pound a day. By consider- 
ing the length of time he was gone. Dr. Cook 
must have lived for a month on about 9 
ounces a day which is impossible. Again Dr. 
Cook used only two sledges of very light de- 
sign whereas Commander Peary started with 
about thirty and returned with only twelve, 
his being of the strongest possible consitruc- 
tion. Dr. Cook claims that on April 3, he 
saw the midnight sun for the first time. He 
states that at that time he was in the vicinity 
of the 87th degree, north latitude. By com- 
paratively simple reckoning, it has been deter- 
mined that Dr. Cook was some 250 miles 
south of where he said he was at that date, 
which is within 20 miles of where the Esqui- 
maux boys reported him to have been. Dr. 
Cook's photographs all show smooth ice in 
what background there is. Peary, however, 
reports that after leaving land, he found ice 
rising in great crags to the height of many feet 
and that there was practically no smooth ice. 
Another picture taken of an igloo which Dr. 



Cook states was made near the Pole, has been 

proven a fake. By measuring the height of 
the igloo and the length of its shadow it .is 
plainly determined that the location was not 
much north of Etah. Cook's statement that 
Peary stole his provisions isalsotmtrue. Peary 
found Cook's goods in such a condition that 
they would have spoiled before spring. He 
left Murphy and Prichard at the igloo with 
instructions to use Cook's provisions first but 
if the latter returned to fit him out with 
Peary's own supplies. These instructions 
were followed out to the letter and Cook wrote 
out a receipt for the amount received. Any 
one of these arguments is in itself sufficient to 
prove the falsity of Dr. Cooks' statements and 
makes his case look rather dubious. 

At the close of the talk light refreshments 
were served and a social hour was enjoyed. 



ALPHA DELTA PHI HOUSE PARTY 

The annual house party and dance of the 
Alpha Delta Phi fraternity takes place this 
evening in Phythian Hall. The patronesses 
are Mrs. Hutchin's, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. 
Moody, Airs. Cram and Miss Chapman. The 
committee in charge of the dance consists of 
Pierce, '11, Chapman, '10, Grant, '12, and' 
Sewall, '13. A. L. Grant of Lewiston will fur- 
nish refreshments. The music is to be fur- 
nished by the Brunswick Ladies' Orchestra. 
The delegates from the various fraternities 
are: 

Ross, '10, Psi Upsilon. 

Colbath, '10, Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Hansen, '10, Theta Delta Chi. 

Thompson, '10, Delta Upsilon. 

Eastman, '10, Zeta Psi. 

Leigh, '12, Kappa Sigma. 

L. Davis, '11, Beta Theta Pi. 

Among those present are : Miss May Clark, 
Miss Ethel Hawley, Miss Anna Percy, of 
Bath; Miss Alice Dennis, Miss Louise Clif- 
ford, Miss Hazel Howard, .Miss Dorothy 
Lowell, Miss Margaret Ham of Lewiston ; 
Miss Lillian Perry of Montclair, N. J. ; Miss 
Irma Tainter, of Auburn; Miss Lida Baker of 
Boston ; Miss Gertrude Thomas of San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. ; Miss Ruth Fletcher of Melrose, 
Mass. ; Miss Helen Jones of Washington, D. 
C. ; Miss Muriel Triggs of BrookUne, Mass. ; 
Miss Pauline Savage ; Aliss Marion White of 
Bangor ; Miss Gertrude Fellows of Hartford, 
Conn. ; Miss Blanche Smith of Providence, R. 



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I. ; Miss Frances Smith, Miss Frances Skol- 
field, Miss Helen Sargent, Mrs. H. W. Rich 
of Portland; Miss Elizabeth Hawkes of 
Evanston, 111. ; Miss Isabel Forsaith, Miss 
Virginia Woodbury, Miss Mildred Fides, 
Miss Ellen Baxter, Miss Anne Johnson, Miss 
Sarah Baxter, Miss Ruth Little, Miss Frances 
Skolfield of Brunswick ; Miss Mary Hastings 
of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

The chapter house and hall have been artis- 
tically decorated. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Sunday chapel was conducted on Dec. 12th 
by President Hyde, who used as his text He- 
brews 12:6, "For whom the Lord loveth he 
chasteneth." 

In opening, he quoted a story told by Pres- 
ident Garfield of Williams concerning a for- 
mer professor at that college who was hated 
by all Freshmen and loved by all Seniors. The 
two words which summarized his character 
were "thoroness" and "justness." President 
Garfield said that he took his entrance examina- 
tions to the college at the time when his father 
was lying wounded and naturally his mind 
was divided between his examination and his 
father. As a result he failed to do full jus- 
tice to himself in the examination, but this 
professor would make no allowance for the 
circumstances and gave him a condition. Yet 
that was an act ,of kindness and President 
Garfield said that he honored him the more. 

If Bowdoin treats you with kindness it will 
condemn everything lacking generousness and 
thoroness. If the faculty allowed the copy- 
ing of work of any knd it would be reducing 
its courses to merely a course in penmanship. 
A single line of work not obtained honestly is 
worthless, and reproof, correction and pun- 
ishment for such things are the truest kind- 
ness. 

Plato says that there are three conditions 
in life. The best one of these is not to sin and 
not to be punished, the second best of the three 
is to sin and receive punishment, and the 
worst condition is to sin and attempt escape 
from punishment. 



was some fifty years ago. At that day schol- 
arship was the chief aim of every college man 
and was constantly kept at the front by the 
annual exhibitions both of the Junior and 
Senior classes. 

To-day, in striking contrast, scholarship is 
no longer the chief aim of most of the stu- 
dents. This is not because scholarship has 
itself been lowered, for the standard is much 
higher than it ever was before. It is more 
because athletics have taken up the interests 
formerly centered about learning. We can- 
not, however, condemn athletics, for they not 
only aid in physical development but also 
influence the creating of college spirit. 

As a suggestion to turn the student's at- 
tention more upon his studies, Mr. Stanwood 
advanced a scheme in which the men of high 
scholarship in each class would be awarded a 
button bearing a "B." The "B" has proved a 
great incentive in calling out large numbers 
for athletic teams and there is no reason for 
thinking that it would not likewise arouse in- 
terest in scholarship. Present conditions 
are excellent at Bowdoin and the average of 
scholarship here is higher than ever before, 
but we should try to raise it still higher. Let 
the man who wins honor for his college in 
scholarship enjoy some such reward and pres- 
tige as does the athlete. 



COLLEGE COMPETITIONS 

Edward Stanwood, '61, Editor of The 
Youth's Companion, in his address before the 
Christian Association, Thursday evening, 
Dec. 9, first showed what college competition 



STUDENT VOLUNTEER CONVENTION IN ROCH= 
ESTER DURING HOLIDAYS 

As already announced, Bowdoin will be 
represented by a delegation of six at the Col- 
lege Missionary Convention which will be held 
in Rochester, N. Y., from December 29 to 
January 2. Nearly 5,000 delegates will be 
present, including representatives from the 
four Maine colleges. Special informal meet- 
ings for the Maine delegates will probably be 
held while the convention is in session. 

Our delegates go to represent the entire col- 
lege, and, in order that all may hear reports of- 
the meetings, an informal meeting will be held 
on Sunday evening, January 9, at which they 
will give their impressions of the gathering. 
It is hoped that in this way the Mission Study 
here and the support of Mr. Hiwale will be 
greatly helped. The Bowdoin delegates are: 
Slocum, '10; Allen, '11; F, Smith, '12; Prof. 
Sills and Mr. McConaughy. 



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No. 21 



President Taft's Mes= At Brown University, 
sage to Congress and members of Prof. W. H. 
its Relation to Bow= Munro's history class, 
doin College composed of Juniors and 

Seniors, could not give correctly the names of 
the President of the United States, a Justice 
of the Supreme Court, and names of some 
local state and city officials. This is no reflec- 
tion upon Brown, but rather upon what the 
philosopher Fischte calls "the propensity to 
non-existence" prevalent among college men 
everywhere. 

On Tuesday of last week Presdent Taft 
sent his annual message to Congress. It would 
be interesting to know how many Bowdoin 
undergraduates have read the message or are 
at all familiar with its substance. Altho there 
is a Bowdoin man upon the tariff commission, 
how many Bowdoin undergraduates have any 
detailed knowledge of the problems which con- 
front that commission? What percentage of 



the undergraduates have formed opinions up- 
on such questions as publicity of political con- 
tributions in elections of members to Con- 
gress, civil pensions, a higher rate of postage 
upon periodicals and magazines, a national 
bureau of health, civil control of the light- 
house board, consolidation of the bureaus of 
manufactures and statistics in the department 
of commerce and labor, and many other ques- 
tions all suggested by the President's mes- 
sage? It is a crime that college bred men are 
not more in touch with current events. We 
do not hesitate to make the assertion that a 
person could get more information about what 
is going on at the national capital, among the 
farmers of Maine than he could from the 
average college undergraduate, unless the un- 
dergraduate is taking a debating course which 
requires his attention to current questions. 

Supposing you have not followed these 
things as closely as you should have; how are 
you going to get into touch? We recommend 
the editorial pages of The Boston Transcript, 
The Boston Herald or The New York Sun, as 
fruitful reading for a man who wishes to see 
these questions threshed out day by day. 
Among weekly journals the most reliable in- 
formation put in the most readable and concise 
form is to be found in such papers as The Na- 
tion, The Outlook, The Independent, Harper's 
and Collie/s Weeklies, and others to be 
found in the reading room at the library. 

If anyone wishes to take these things 
seriously, and honestly attempt to keep in 
touch with afifairs at Washington, now is the 
time to begin. The President has brought up 
questions which will be discussed thruout this 
session of Congress, and the only way to un- 
derstand them is to get in line at the beginning 
and follow them thru the various stages of 
debate and amendment. Any man worthy of 
the name "college man" must think on these 
thing's. 



The Interscholastic X'?^ O'^^'^^J '"'.f'^' *° ^'""^^ 
Meet opportunity to ex- 

press its satisfaction at the 
recommendation which the Student Council has 
made relative to inviting schools from outside 
the state to participate in the Interscholastic 
Meet, and to give expression to the hope that 
the Athletic Council will see fit to adopt this 
suggestion. Narrowness of interest has been 
a just criticism of the college in the past, and 
to send invitations for the Interscholastic 



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Meet outside of Maine is a progressive policy. 
Such an action would not only increase the 
prestige of Bowdoin College among New 
England preparatory schools, but would also 
materially add to the interest in the meet 
which has been of late too much of a cut and 
dried contest. 



the mandolin club trips in place of a selection 
by the mandolin club and at the Minstrel Show. 
At the first trial for reader for the musical 
club, Welch, '12, and Stevens, '10, were 
selected for the final trials. The final trials 
were held Friday, Dec. 17, and the result has 
not yet been given out. 



CALENDAR 

FridaYj December 17 

8.30 Alpha Delta Phi House Party in Pythian 
Hall. 

8.30 Informal dance at Delta Upsilon House. 

Sunday, December 19 

10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. John H. Quint. 

3.00 The Christian Association will give an en- 
tertainment in the schoolhouse at Pejepscot. 

5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by the double quartette. 

Monday, December 20 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4.00-6 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

7.00 Meeting of the Philosophical Club in Psy- 
chology Room. 

7.30 Christmas Smoker in Memorial Hall. 

Tuesday, December 21 

5.00 to 6 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memo- 
rial Hall. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 



8.30 

House. 

8.30 



2.30 
S.io 



Informal Dance at the Theta Delta Chi 

Informal Dance at the Beta Theta Pi House. 

Wednesday, December 22 
Track Practice in the gym. 



Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

5. 15 Track Practice in the gy°m. 

7.30 Dramatic Club Rehearsal in Memorial Hall. 

Informal Dance at the Zeta Psi House. 

Informal Dance at the Delta Kappa Epsilon 



8.30 

8.30 

House. 



Thursday, December 23 
2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 
4.30 Christmas vacation begins. 
8.30 Informal Dance at the Kappa Sigma House. 



MUSICAL CLUBS 

The concert at Richmond, Me., formerly 
announced for Jan. 14, will be given Jan. 21. 
A sextette, composed of Pierce, '11, first man- 
dolin; Roberts, '11, second mandolin; Weth- 
erill, '11, mandola ; Weeks, '10, banjo; 
Churchill, '12, guitar, and P. Cole, '12, man- 
docello, has been formed. It will also play on 



SOMERSET COUNTY CLUB 

Monday evening, Dec. 13, the Somerset 
County Club was organized at the Zete House 
with the following members: Bailey, '10, 
Rowell, '10; Weeks, '10; Merrill, '11; Chap- 
man, '12; Foss, '12; Nolin, '12; M. Greene, 
'13; Cowan, '13; Lewis, 13; Marston, '13; 
Haskell, '13; Scammon.'oQ, Medic, '12. 

The officers for this year are : Pres., H. E. 
Rowell, '10, of Skowhegan, Me.; Vice-Pres., 
W. F. Merrill, '11, of Skowhegan, Me.; Sec. 
and Treas., F. E. Nolin, '12, of Skowhegan, 
Me. ; Executive Committee, Bailey, Greene, 
and Cowan. 



CHEMICAL CLUB ORGANIZES 

The Chemical Club has organized for the 
year and elected the following officers : Presi- 
dent, Frank C. Evans, 1910; Vice-President, 
Charles A. Smith, 1910; Secretary and Treas- 
urer, Clyde L. Deming, 1910; Executive Com- 
mittee, Albert W. Moulton, '09 ; Sumner Ed- 
wards, '10, and C. L. Deming, '10. The club 
this year will comprise about 25 men. 



YORK COUNTY CLUB 

The York County Club held its initial 
meeting of the year ' at the Kappa Sigma 
House Saturday evening. Five new men, 
Emery, Gould, Walker, Wiggin and P. Sulli- 
van, all of 1913, were elected to membership. 
The election of officers for the ensuing year 
was held. Rodney Ross, '10, was chosen presi- 
dent ; DeForest Weeks, '11, Vice-President, 
and E. E. Weeks, '12, Secretary and Treas- 
urer. Plans were discussed for interesting 
preparatory school men from York County, in 
Bowdoin. Prof. Ham spoke very interest- 
ingly on "What a College Education Should 
Stand For and What College Should Mean to 
a Man." 



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CLASSICAL CLUB 

The Classical Club was entertained by 
Professor Woodruff, December 9th. Eighteen 
members were present. Professor Woodruff 
gave a lecture on the subject, "Athens in Lit- 
erature." One more meeting will be devoted 
to this subject. 

After the lecture, Mrs. Woodruff, Miss 
Woodruff and Mrs. Nixon served a dainty- 
course of refreshments. 

The next meeting will be held January 20, 
with Professor Sills. 



AROOSTOOK COUNTY CLUB 

The Aroostook County Club met at the 
New Ivan house Saturday evening, and 
elected the following officers for the ensuing- 
year: Lg.wliss, '11, Pres. ; J. L. Johnson, '11, 
Vice-Pres. ; Bull, '13, Sec. and Treas. Mikel- 
sky, '10, was elected to honorary membership. 



THETA NU EPSILON INITIATION AND BANQUET 

The Delta Kappa Chapter of Theta Nu Epsilon 
held a successful initiation and banquet at the Raths- 
keller in Portland last week. Nearly all the active 
members, and a large delegation of alumni were 
present. 



DELTA UPSILON DANCE 

The first of the informal dances given by the 
Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilon this year, takes 
place this evening. 

The patronesses will be Mrs. S. S. Thompson. 
Mrs. H. B. Hastings and Mrs. F. W. Brown. 

The committee in charge are: McFarland, '11; 
Marsh, '12; and Tucker, '13. The following guests 
will be present: Prof, and Mrs. F. W. Brown; Prof, 
and Mrs. H. B. Hastings, Prof. C. T. Burnett, Prof. 
K. C. M. Sills, Mr. S. F. Scott, Wm. P. Newman. 
Misses Gladys Berry, Ruth Robinson, Ethel Blair of 
Gardiner; Misses Agnes Green, Dorothy Abbott, 
Lena Flaharty, Blanche Lennon of Portland ; Misses 
Helen York, Ethel Libby, of Augusta; Miss Viola 
Dixon, Freeport; Miss Josephine Thompson, King- 
field; Miss Emme Harris, Lisbon Falls; Miss Ethel 
Withee, Farmington, Me. ; Miss Gertrude Sadler, 
Harpswell ; Miss Ida Smith, Brunswick; Miss Helen 
Haines, Hallowell, Me. ; Miss Hazel Lothrop of Au- 
burn. 

Kendrie's Orchestra will furnish music. 



CoUcQC Botes 

Emery, '13, is selling Coast Survey Maps. 

J. B. Draper, ex-'io, was on the campus Sunday. 

Frank Mikelsky, Medic, '10, was in Brunswick, 
Sunday. 

Hurley, '12, is teaching in the Brunswick Night 
School. 

Black, '11, and Hussey, '11, were in Rockland 
over Sunday. 

Burns, '11, is to open a "ping-pong" picture studio 
down street soon. 

Kendrie, '10, rendered a violin selection in chapel, 
Sunday. 

During last week the class ivies were banked and 
fi.xed for the winter. 

Barbour, '12, was the guest of friends in Phipps- 
burg over Sunday. 

Old and rotten trees have been cut out of the 
Pines during the week. 

Bridge, Medic. '13, is running a boarding table at 
Mrs. Pennell's, this winter. 

A number of the students have been skating on 
Coffin's Pond during the week. 

The band is practicing evenings for the coming 
smoker next Monday evening. 

The skating rink is to be on the Delta this win- 
ter instead of on the Athletic Field as usual. 

Some students interested in starting a hockey 
team have been practicing at Merrymeeting Bay. 

W. C. Allen, '11, was called to his home in St. 
Paul, Minn., last week by the illness of his mother. 

Zeta Psi Sophomores will give an informal dance 
Wednesday night, before the Christmas vacation at 
the Zeta house. 

When Peary addresses the Colony Club of New 
York early this month, Kate Douglas Wiggin will 
introduce him. 

Professor Sills attended the performance of Eu- 
ripides Medea given by the Bryn Mawr Club of Bos- 
ton, Dec. nth. 

Grace, '10, leaves 'Monday for his home in Saco, 
where he will work for a week with the American 
Express Company. 

After the Christmas vacation, relay practice will 
begin. The B. A. A. meet comes off Feb. 12 and 
Bowdoin will run against Tufts at this meet. 

The Portland Advertiser says: "Bergin, the 
Princeton quarterback, has been recommended by 
Ross McClave as a good man for Bowdoin's football 
coach next year." 

The Boston Sunday Globe recently published the 
story of the life work of Prof. Parker Cleaveland, 
the "father of mineralogy." and printed cuts of Mas- 
sachusetts Hall and some of its relics. 

In order that New Yorkers might be given an 
idea of Canadian football, the Herald had a game 
played at Van Cortland Park between the Hamil- 
tons and Torontos. Among the football men pres- 
ent were several members of the rules committee, 
Coy, Roper, Coach Houghton of Harvard, and J. B. 
Pendleton of Bowdoin. 



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Emerson, '04, was on the campus, Mondaj'. 

President Hyde gave an adjourn in Philosophy I, 
Friday. 

R. D. Morss, '10, entertained his father, Saturday 
and Sunday. 

Prof. Burnett has started his laboratory work in 
Psychology I. 

The Coffee Club met Tuesday evening, Dec. 14, 
at 2 Federal Street. 

A. W. Stone, '10, was home during the past week 
on account of sickness. 

Prof. Chapman gave adjourns in English Liter- 
ature I and 3, last Friday. 

Hyler '11, who has been at home since Thanks- 
giving, returned to college, Tuesday. 

Purington. '11, and Purington, '12, entertained 
their father Saturday and Sunday. 

H. P. Marsh, U. of M., '09, and Pennsylvania, has 
been visiting at the Beta Theta Pi house. 

E. H. Webster, '10, is at his home in Washington, 
D. C, and will return to college next term. 

The various fraternities have been having the fra- 
ternity pictures taken during the past week. 

Juniors are requested by the Bugle Board to have 
their pictures taken before the Christmas vacation. 

Hall, '13, met with a serious accident Saturday 
night. As he was going into the dormitory he fell 
and cut his head on the stone steps. 

"Cope" Philoon, '05, was in town, Monday. He 
is to leave Maine the 20th of this month for the fort 
located at Mesulta, Montana, where he will be sta- 
tioned. 

The following names of members of the Massa- 
chusetts Club were omitted last week : McGlaughflin, 
'10; Morrell, '10; Thompson, '10; Sanford, '11; Gib- 
son, '11; Abbott. '12; j\Iontgomery, '12; White, R. 
F., '12; Archer. '13;, Peters, '13. The club numbers 
sixty-two including six members of the faculty. 

Mr. C. W. Snow lectured on "Tennyson," before 
the Tyrocinic Adelphi Society of Hebron Academy, 
Saturday, Dec. 4th. 

The annual initiation and banquet of the Gamma 
Gamma Chapter of the Phi Chi, Medical Fraternity, 
will be held at the Congress Square Hotel in Port- 
land this evening. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity under the 
auspices of the New York Association will give a 
dinner to Commander Robert E. Peary at the Astor 
Hotel on Saturday, the eighteenth of December. 

Mr. J. H. Winchester who has recently been ap- 
pointed a member of the library commission of 
Maine, spent Saturday forenoon in an examination 
of Hubbard Hall and in a conference with the libra- 
rians. 

The New York City Board of Education may al- 
low football next year if the colleges modify the 
game sufficiently, but henceforth all athletics are to 
be supervised by a committee of the very conserva- 
tive board. 

Herbert A. Jump, former pastor of the Church 
on the Hill, was installed pastor of the South Con- 
gregational Church of New Britain, Conn., Tues- 
day evening, Nov. 30. During the past summer, he 
has been traveling in Europe. 



A joint banquet of the Zeta Psi chapters of Bow- 
doin and Colby will be held in Augusta in the near 
future. 

It has been officially annuounced that Bowdoin 
will run against Tufts in the relay race at the B. 
A. A. Meet. 

Prof. Robinson gave an adjourn in Medical 
Chemistry 2 last Thursday and in Chemistry 3 and 
Medical Chemistry i, Friday. 

Monday evening, Dec. 20, all students from Lin- 
coln County are requested to meet at the Zete house 
and organize a county club. 

One of the American Express Company's horses, 
ran away across the campus Tuesday forenoon. 
The wagon was damaged but little, and the horse was 
caught on Maine Street. 

The Washington County Club has elected the / 
following officers for the year : President, Charles 
C. Cary, '10; Vice-President, Stanley J. Hinch, '12; 
Secretary and Treasurer, Willard H. Curtis, 'ir. 

Mr. Stone took the leading part in the presenta- 
tion of "A Pair of Idiots" at the Congregational 
Church for the benefit of the Pejepscot settlement 
work of the Christian Association, Tuesday evening. 

Prof. Fairchild has announced his courses for 
next semester as follows : "A History of Political 
Economy," mainly a lecture course, supplemented by 
text-book work if possible ; second, "Physical and 
Commercial Geography," taught by the same method 
as Political Economy i. 

Bowdoin is more cosmopolitan than ever this year. 
Twenty states in the United States, and one foreign 
country, Turkey, are represented. Fifteen states, \_^ 
Vermont, Connecticut, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, 
Michigan, District of Columbia, South Dakota, 
Washington, West Virginia, Alabama, Nebraska, 
Wisconsin, Ohio and California are represented by 
one man each. 



A PAIR OF IDIOTS 

The comedy, "A Pair of Idiots," which was played 
Tuesday evening under the auspices of the Bowdoin 
Y. M. C. A. and the Madisses Club, drew a good 
audience and was very much enjoyed. The cast of 
characters was as follows : 

Col. Archibald Bradley Ralph B. Stone 

Peter Jennings Winston B. Stevens 

Dr. George Genthner H. B. McLaughlin 

Miss Lucretia Bradley Miss Crawford 

Miss Jean Bradley '. . .Miss Sutherland 

Miss Winifred Lester Miss Ruth Little 

The proceeds of the entertainment are to be used 
for giving the boys and girls of Pejepscot Mills a 
real Christmas. 

At Pejepscot Mills the college Y. M. C. A. has 
organized a club of about fifteen boys from eight to 
sixteen years in age. The club meets on Tuesday 
and Friday evenings. A short business meeting is 
held, after which the boys play games. A small 
library has been started. This work is valuable not 
only to the- Pejepscot boys but also the college men 
who undertake it for it gives them a chance to unite 
with the strictly academic life, something of the real 
Ufe outside of the college campus. 



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Hlumni IDepartment 

'38. — In the death of Edward Henry 
Daveis, Esq., which occurred at his home in 
Portland, Dec. 12, 1909, Bowdoin loses her 
oldest graduate and the last of those who 
received diplomas from President William 
Allen, the third president of the institution. 
Mr. Daveis was born in Portland 3 April, 
1818, of a distinguished family and one 
closely connected with the college. His grand- 
father. Captain Ebenezer Daveis, served with 
distinction during the whole of the War of the 
Revolution. His grandmother, left a widow 
with limited means, refused a government 
pension on the ground that she was capable of 
caring for herself and that others needed the 
money more. His father, Hon. Charles Stew- 
art Daveis, an early graduate of the college, 
was of marked literary tastes, prominent as a 
lawyer and diplomat, and a member of the 
governing boards of Bowdoin College for 
nearly half a century. His mother, Elizabeth 
Taylor Oilman, was the daughter of Governor 
John Taylor Gilman of New Hampshire and 
the sister-in-law by marriage of two promi- 
nent trustees of the college. Mr. Daveis was 
prepared for college at Phillips Academy at 
Exeter, and after graduation at Bowdoin, 
went to the Harvard Law School where he 
received his diploma in 1841. Entering upon 
his chosen profession at Portland he was 
associated with his father in practice, made 
his specialties equity and mercantile law, and 
won a large and influential clientele. He 
found time to edit Daveis's United States Dis- 
trict Court reports and the second edition of 
Ware's reports. In i860 he gave up the prac- 
tice of his profession and became president of 
the Portland Gas Light Company of which he 
was one of the active promoters on its organ- 
ization in 1848. On retiring from the presi- 
dency in 1906, his successor, Col. F. N. Dow, 
spoke of his official service as "unique in its 
length, unexcelled in its efficiency, and rarely, 
if ever, surpassed in its satisfactory results." 
Mr. Daveis was also president for nearly 
twenty years of the Portland Locomotive 
Company where his ability and influence 
repeatedly saved the enterprise from disaster. 
For many years a director of the Casco 
National Bank and a trustee of the Portland 
Savings Bank, his well-known financial ability 
and judgment were sought for and obtained in 
several business enterprises. 



Mr. Daveis was a Unitarian in religious 
convictions, from his boyhood a member of 
the First Parish church, and a constant attend- 
ant upon its services until prevented by the 
infirmities of old age. During his long and 
active career, he has enjoyed the unqualified 
respect and regard of the community and has 
stood among the most prominent and influen- 
tial of its citizens. 

'65. — Edward J. Millay, Esq., who for 
many years was. in practice at Bath but left 
Maine twenty-two years ago on account of 
the health of his wife, received a hearty greet- 
ing from his former friends in that city last 
week. He practiced his profession for sev- 
eral years at Pittsburg, Penn., but for a long 
period resided at Pasadena, Cal. He says, 
"Although I have been all over this country 
and Canada, I have found no place that suits 
me better than Maine, especially Sagadahoc 
County." 

'70. — A unique feature of the eleventh 
International Congress of Ophthalmology 
which was held at Naples in April and was 
attended by over five hundred oculists from all 
parts of the world, was the announcement that 
prizes, in the form of medals would be 
awarded for the best and the most important 
communications. One of these medals has 
recently been received by Dr. Lucien Howe of 
Buffalo, to whom the award was made for a 
paper on "The Measurement of the Lifting 
Power of the Adductors and of the Abduct- 
ors." This investigation was undertaken in 
connection with a work in two volumes, on 
the muscles of the eye, recently published by 
the same author. By means of a simple appli- 
ance it has become possible to measure the 
actual strength ,of the muscles which turn an 
eye in or out, and thus decide in a given case 
of strabismus, the very important question 
whether to make a tenotomy of one muscle or 
the advancement of its opponent. 

'75. — Governor Draper has appointed 
William E. Hatch of New Bedford, to be 
trustee (on behalf of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts) of the New Bedford Textile 
School, vice Joseph F. Knowles, deceased. 

William E. Hatch is a resident of New 
Bedford and president of the corporation of 
the New Bedford Textile School. He is a 
member of the council, and president of the 
New England Association of School Superin- 
tendents, vice-president of the American In- 
stitute of Instruction, and a member of the 
Bristol County Teachers' Association. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 7, 1910 



NO. 22 



COMMANDER AND MRS. PEARY TO BE COM= 
MENCEMENT QUESTS 

At the chapel exercises on the last day of 
the fall term President Hyde spoke as follows : 

"Among the many reasons for congratula- 
tion at the close of this present term, not the 
least is the complete vindication which has 
come to our distinguished alumnus, Com- 
mander Robert E. Peary. As long as many 
people honestly believed that his remarks on 
his return from the Pole were dictated by 
jealousy of his more fortunate rival, there was 
some ground for the criticism which they 
passed upon him. Now that all the world 
knows what he knew ithen, criticism of severity 
is giving place to admiration for his marvel- 
ous self-restraint. 

The strictest code of etiquette does not re- 
quire one to speak in complimentary terms of 
a liar and an impostor. Commander Peary 
said as little as anyone possibly could say who 
is in full possession of the facts and felt in 
duty bound to protect his fellow-ocuntrymen 
from making a raistake which was already be- 
ing made abroad. 

Bowdoin College has never had a moment's 
doubt of either the genuineness of his achieve- 
ment or the justice of his judgment. When 
public sentiment was most strongly in favor of 
the rival claimant, the college extended to 
Commander and Mrs. Peary and they gener- 
ously accepted an invitation to be the guest of 
the college on Wednesday and Thursday of 
Commencement Week. 

The college year will close with a celebra- 
tion of this supreme achievement of our distin- 
guished alumnus. The opening chapter of his 
story in certain passages is as pure and lofty 
an expression of idealism as literature con- 
tains. It is one more illustration of the truth 
that the idealist is the man who does things." 



THE COLLEGE CATALOG 

The Bowdoin College catalog 1909-1910 
issued last Saturday shows a total enrollment 
of 419 against 420 last year. Both branches 



show a slight falling off, there being 346 regis- 
tered in the academic department against 348 
a year ago, and 74 in the medical department, 
against 81. The loss in the academic depart- 
ment comes through a smaller freshman class. 

The loss in the medical department is 
mainly due to the fact that only one academic 
•student is combining the work of his senior 
year with that of the first year in the medical 
department, while last year there were nine. 

The catalog contains 138 pages against 134 
last year. The list of trustees is the same, al- 
though a star against the name of Gen. Oliver 
Otis Howard shows that he died Oct. 26. Five 
new names appear in the list of overseers : Er- 
nest Boyen Young, A.B., M.D., of Boston, 
Frederick Odell Conant, A.M., of Portland, 
Thomas Jefferson Emery, A.M., of Boston, 
and Alpheus Sanford, A.B., of Boston. 

The summary of instructors and students 
shows that there are 26 in the academical 
faculty and 41 in the medical faculty, a total 
of 67. Four professors serve both faculties. 

The 419 students are divided as follows: 
Academical department, seniors 57, juniors 69, 
sophomores 88, freshmen 93, seniors, juniors 
and sophomores having freshman standing 30, 
special students 9 ; medical school, fourth year 
21, third year 14, second year 15, first year 24. 

The new scholarships are announced, the 
Edward Henry Newbegin scholarship of $1,- 
000, given by Henry Newbegin of the class of 
1857 in memory of his son. Rev. Edward 
Henry Newbegin of the class of 1891 ; the Jo- 
seph E. Merrill scholarships, $4,000 per year, 
from the income of the Joseph E. Merrill fund 
to assist needy and deserving American-bom 
young men, preference being given to those 
born in the state of Maine, in securing an edu- 
cation in Bowdoin College. 

A new alumni association reported in the 
catalogue for the first time is the association 
of Aroostook county, whose president is Hon. 
Frederick Alton Powers of Houlton, with Ro- 
land Eugene Clark, esq., of Houlton as secre- 
tary. 



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Robert Hale 

ROBERT HALE AWARDED RHODES SCHOLARSHIP 

At the faculty meeting held Dec. 20, Rob- 
ert Hale, '10, of Portland, was chosen as the 
next Rhodes scholar to represent the State of 
Maine. Mr. Hale will go to Oxford in the 
fall of 1910 to enter upon a three years' course 
there under the provisions of the Rhodes 
foundation. 

Robert Hale is a member of one of the 
best known families in the State, being a son 
of Judge Clarence Hale of Portland, and a 
nephew of Senator Eugene Hale of Ellsworth. 
He was a graduate of Portland High School 
in the Class of 1906 and entered Bowdoin in 
the fall of that year. He was class odist at the 
Freshman banquet and a member of the Cercle 
Francais the same year. In literary lines he 
has always been prominent, being chairman of 
the Quill Board and Editor-in-Chief of the 
Bugle. In scholarship he has stood in the 
front ranks of the class, winning the Brown 
Memorial Scholarship his first three years and 
the Class of 1875 Prize in American History 
Junior year and making Phi Beta Kappa at 
the close of that year. Junior year he was 
also a Friar and a member of the classical 



club. Senior year he is president of the Good 
Government Club and of the Ibis and a mem- 
ber of the Student Council. He is a member 
of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. 



THE NEW QUILL BOARD 

The new Quill Board for the ensuing year 
has been elected with the following editors: 

Chairman, Geo. A. Torsney, '11, of Berlin, 
N. H. ; Chas. Boardman Hawes, '11, Bangor, 
Me. ; Mark Westcott Burlingame, '12, of Win- 
throp, Mass.; E. Baldwin Smith, '11, of Bruns- 
wick, Me; William Folsom Merrill, '11, of 
Skowhegan, Me. ; Eugene Francis Bradford, 
"12, Bangor, Me.; and Edward Oliver Baker, 
'13, North Adams, Mass. 

Business Manager, Philip Weston Meserve, 
'11, of Portland; Assist. Business Manager, 
Percy W. Matthews, '12, of Lubec, Me. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE NEW YORK ALUMNI DINNER 

It has been ofiicially announced by Joseph 
B. Roberts, Secretary of the Bowdoin College 
Alumni Association of New York City, that 
the Fortieth annual meeting and banquet will 
be held at the Hotel Gotham on Friday even- 
ing, January 14, 1909, at 6.30 o'clock. Presi- 
dent William DeWitt Hyde of the College, 
Commander Robert E. Peary, 'yy, Governor 
Plenry B. Ouinby, '69, of New Hampshire, ex- 
Congressman Charles E. Littlefield, Professor 
Henry C. Emery, '92, head of the new Tariff 
Commission and Donald B. McMillan, '98, of 
the Peary Expedition will speak at the dinner. 
It is also hoped that ex-Governor William T. 
Cobb, 'y/, of Maine, and Captain Bartlett of 
the Roosevelt will be present. 

A memorial of the late General Oliver Otis 
Ploward, '50, one of Bowdoin's most illus- 
trious sons, is contemplated by some of his 
friends in the form of a life-size portrait of the 
General which was completed just before his 
death. The painting has been kindly loaned 
and will be on exhibition the night of the 
dinner. 



THE BRUNSWICK EVENING SCHOOL 

Through the services of Mr. Eaton of the 
Cabot Mills and the townspeople, an evening 
school has been organized in the town for the 
mill hands. Regular meetings lasting from 7 
to 9 P.M. are held during the week. Mr. 



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Henry Johnson, Medic '12, has been chosen 
principal. Hurley, '12, acts as assistant. The 
work taken up is introductory consisting only 
of Arithmetic, Reading, and Spelling. The 
meetings are held in the High School Build- 
ing and are entirely free for the members of 
the classes. 



DONALD B. McMillan to lecture 

Donald B. McMillan, '98, associate and 
lieutenant of Commander Robert E. Peary, 
yj. on his trip to the North Pole, has been 
engaged by the Ibis to lecture to the students 
X^ of Bowdoin College and the people of Bruns- 
wick in Memorial Hall on Jan. 24. Mr. Mc- 
Millan's subject will be, "With Peary in the 
Arctic." Admission is free to students of the 
college and fifty cents to townspeople. 

The members of the Ibis under whose aus- 
pices the lecture is 'held are, Robert Hale, '10, 
H. W. Slocum, '10, P. T. Nickerson, '10, John 
L. Crosby, '10, H. J. Colbath, '10, R. D. Morss, 
'10, Rodney E. Ross, '10, and Sumner Ed- 
wards, '10. 



A ROUSING SMOKER 

Monday night before Christmas, Memorial 
Hall was the scene of the first Christmas 
smoker ever held g,t Bowdoin. It was the best 
rally ever held in Old Memorial, and set a 
precedent for others to follow. 

The entire student body, Brunswick alum- 
ni and friends of the college were there and 
shouted themselves hoarse. Everybody was 
given a clay pipe and all the tobacco he could 
smoke and more, too. Candy, apples, and pea- 
nuts were provided by the barrelful and H2 O 
was on tap for everybody. Music, speaking, 
and other entertainments were going off con- 
ually. With the band and piano going, some- 
thing was doing all the time. Hurley, '12, 
and Burlingame, '12, were there with their 
fiddles, Stone, '10, and Welch, '12, gave read- 
ings until they were hoarse, and songs were 
sung by everybody. 

A capital feature of the evening was the 
new college song by Newell, '12: 

Fair Bowdoin. 
Air : Officer of the Day. 
We'll sing now to dear Old Bowdoin, 
The fairest of the fair. 
The college of good fellows, 
With cheers we'll rend the air, 



Fair play and may the best man win, boys, 

This motto we display, 

So off with hats for Bowdoin dear, 

And may she live for aye. 

On gridiron, track and diamond. 

Old Bowdoin's sons excel, 

Urged on by Bowdoin spirit, 

They do their work right well, 

And when it comes right to a ^inch boys. 

You'll always find them there. 

They hit the line and hit it hard, 

But always do it fair. 

May Bowdoin ever in the future, 

Uphold her standard white, 

And strive for greater honors, 

By valor, truth, and right, 

Fair play and may the best man win, boys. 

This motto we display. 

So off with hats for Bowdoin dear, 

And may she live for aye. 

J. H. Newell, '12. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

President Hyde conducted Sunday chapel 
using as his Christmas text Luke i ■.46: "Mary 
said, my soul doth magnify the Lord." In 
this chapter from which the text is chosen, the 
great message of democracy is summed up, 
birth, rank, and learning are as nothing, but 
spirit and character are as everything. The 
hungry are filled with good things, but the 
rich are sent away empty. 

We also find a reversal of values in this 
lesson. For the changing of the genuine for 
the counterfeit and humiliation for superiority 
has been the message of all prophets, such as 
Carlyle and Walt Whitman. The advantage 
of appreciating the simple and avoiding a sense 
of superiority is well shown by the experience 
of a Harvard professor, traveling on the St. 
Lawrence. He necessarily met many ignorant 
and simple people and only by not showing 
any sense of superiority over them was he able 
to enjoy his journey. As he afterward said, 
he counted those brave, stern faces he met in 
the St. Lawrence as the best teachers of his 
life. He thereby solved the problem of deal- 
ing with human qualities advantageously. 

In like manner, a student can only enjoy 
his Christmas at home by avoiding all sense of 
superiority. If he fails to do this, he has 
missed the spirit of Christmas. Accordingly, 
the student in returning home should do so 
with a genuine spirit and a feeling of humility, 
instead of a sense of superiority, to obtain the 
most enjoyment from Christmas. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911, Managing Editor 



grace and square up your account with the 
baseball manager, instead of spending it for 
trips to Bath, Lewiston, Portland or else- 
where. Your bill is due January 18, without 
the customary three days of grace, and if it is 
not paid then, your name will go into the 
Orient of January 21 opposite the amount 
you owe, and bids fair to go thundering down 
thru the ages, linked with Ananias, J. Iscariot, 
Benedict Arnold, and other gentlemen whose 
popularity is on the wane. 



Associate Editors 

p. B. MORSS, 1910 J. C. WHITE. 1911 

THOMAS OTIS. 1910 E. W. SKELTON. 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 
W. A. FULLER. 1912 



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Vol. XXXIX. 



JANUARY 7, 1910 



Are You a Friend 
to Ananias ? 



Nearly everybody is back 
from vacation now, and 
presumably each one 
comes from his home better supplied with this 
world's goods than when he went away. The 
present is the proper time to pay up athletic 
subscriptions for which the manager has been 
hounding you for a year. The Orient wishes 
especially to remind those men who are in 
arrears with their baseball subscriptions that 
January 18, less than two weeks away, is the 
date set by the Student Council for publica- 
tion of the names of those who have not set- 
tled their accounts. Manager Wiggin will see 
every man personally, so that when the time 
comes, no man who was not given timely 
warning will find his name on the blacklist. If 
you have not paid your baseball subscription, 
remember that but eleven days remain in 
which ;to do so. Use the money you brought 
from home to save the family name from dis- 



The English pride them- 
Our Possessions selves upon the fact that 

the sun never sets upon the 
British Empire. They should not forget, 
however, that the sun shines for six months 
at a stretch upon the possessions of the United 
States (and Bowdoin College). 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, January 8 
4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

Sunday, January 9 

10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. John H. Quint. 

5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by double quartette ; violin solo by 
Kendrie, 'lO. 

Monday, January 10 
2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 
4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 
4.30 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial Hall. 
5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

Tuesday, January ii 

4,00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tian Room. 

Wednesday, January 12 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

5.00 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial Hall. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

Thursday, January 13 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

S.io Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

7.00 Address by Hon. Herbert M. Heath, '72, 
Augusta, Me. Choosing a Life Work, Law. In 
Christian Association Room. 

Friday, January 14 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 



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S.oo Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial Hall. 
5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

8.00 First Junior Assembly in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, January i^; 
4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 



Y, M. C. A. NOTES 

On Sunday evening, Jan. Sth, there will be 
a special informal meeting in the Y. M. C. A. 
room at which those present will have the 
pleasure of listening to the reports of the Bow- 
doin delegates present at the recent convention 
at Rochester, N. Y. 

The delegates have assured the Orient 
that they derived a great deal of inspiration 
and experience from this convention which 
they hope to impart as far as possible to the 
men of the college. 

On next Thursday evening the college will 
have the privilege of listening to Hon. Herbert 
M. Heath, '72, who will deliver an address on 
"Law as a Life Work." 



NOTICE 

Members of the Senior Class who wish to 
be considered as candidates for the Longfel- 
low or Everett scholarships should make appli- 
cation to the President in writing, stating the 
use they would make of the scholarships, be- 
fore the close of the present semester. 



DEBATING MEDALS 

The alumnus who has given medals to the 
Intercollegiate Debating Team for several 
years past, has kindly renewed his gift this 
year on the same terms — gold medals if they 
win, silver if they lose. The doner does not 
wish his name made public. 



ZETA PSI DANCE 

An informal dance was given at the Zeta Psi 
house, Wednesday evening, Dec. 22, by the members 
of the Sophomore delegation. Music for sixteen 
dances was furnished by Kendrie's Orchestra. The 
patronesses were Mrs. Hartley C. Baxter, Mrs. 
Henry Johnson, Mrs. Williarn T. Foster, and Mad- 
am Schmidt. The committee in charge was com- 
posed of Raymond W. Hathaway, Clyde R. Chap- 
man, and John L. Hurley. 

Those present were : Miss Anne Johnson, Miss 
Margaret Day, Miss Helen Merriman, Miss Sadie 



Merriman, Miss Sarah Baxter, Miss Ellen Baxter of 
Brunswick ; Miss Florence Andrews, Miss Florence 
Slocum, Miss Madeline Clifford, Miss Nellie Hodg- 
don of Bath; Miss Pauline Litchfield of Lewiston; 
Miss Hazel Perry, Miss Helen Wise of Rockland; 
Miss Doris Hussey of Damariscotta ; Miss Sadie 
Williams of Fairfield; Miss Dunn of Auburn; and 
Miss Bertha Merrill of Skowhegan. Mr. A. W. 
Dunn of Auburn, and Mr. A. F. Knight of Provi- 
dence, R. I., were also present. 



KAPPA SIGMA DANCE 

On the evening of December 23. igop. Alpha Rho 
Chapter of Kappa Sigma held the first of its in- 
formal dances of the year at the chapter house. The 
paronesses were Mrs. Frank M. Stetson and Mrs. 
Albert W. Townsend of Brunswick. The com- 
mittee in charge consisted of S. F. Brown, '10, E W 
Skelton, 'u, and C. L. Clarke, '12. The house was 
prettily decorated with evergreen and hemlock 
boughs. The music was in charge of Pettengill of 
Lewiston. The following guests were in attendance : 
Miss Rose M. Tyler, Miss Helen Smith, Miss Dor- 
othy Abbott, Miss Bessie Coneen, Miss Marion Co- 
neen, of Portland, Miss Olga Beloff of Amesbury, 
Mass. ; Miss Frances Barrett of Westbrook, Miss 
Kathleen Duffy of Gardiner, Miss Emma Knight, 
Miss Mae Smith, Derry, N. H., Miss Irene Hayden 
Miss Mildred Mace of Portland. 



DELTA KAPPA EPSILON DANCE 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity gave a 
Christmas Tree and Dance at their chapter house, 
Wednesday evening, December 22d. The Commit- 
tee in charge consisted of Devine, '11, and Cole, '12. 
The patronesses were : Mrs. Lewis Parsons and Mrs. 
Roscoe J. Ham. Among the guests were: Miss 
Clara Goodwin and Miss Madeline Lord of Augusta; 
Miss Dorothy Abbot, Miss Marjorie Bradford, Miss 
Irene Hayden, Miss Carleton and Miss Thompson 
of Portland; Miss Brittamont Emerson, Miss Helen 
Miller. Miss Margaret Crosby, Miss Eldridge and 
Miss Savage of Bangor; Miss Beatrice Henley of 
Brunswick; Miss Harriet Hatch of West Medford 
and Miss Elizabeth Woodward of Colorado Springs, 
Colorado. 



THETA DELTA CHI DANCE 

The Theta Delta Chi Fraternity gave a Christmas 
dance at their chapter house, Tuesday evening, 
December 2rst. The house was prettily decorated 
with evergreen and streamers in the fraternity col- 
ors, black, white and blue. Christmas gilt and tin- 
sel upon the evergreen trees in each corner gave 
a pretty effect. 

The committee in charge consisted of Newman, 
'10, Howe, '11, and Cressey, '12. The patronesses 
were: Mrs. Wilmot- B. Mitchell, Mrs. Frank E. 
Woodruff and Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham. Among the 
guests present were: Miss Ellie Hawes and Miss 
Marion Dana of Westbrook ; Miss Emily Felt and 
Miss Ruth Little of Brunswick ; Miss Alice Dennis 
of Medford, Mass. ; Miss Elizabeth Wyer, Miss Mar- 
garet Starbird, Miss Lena Carr, Miss Irene Hayden, 



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Miss Dorothy Abbott, Miss Mildred Mace and Miss 
Mildred Meriweather of Portland ; Miss Gertrude 
Soper of Bar Harbor ; Miss Marion Herrick of 
Bethel ; Miss Caroline Mitchell of Freeport, and 
Miss Bessie Murray of Bath. 

Stetson's orchestra of Brunswick furnished mu- 



BETA THETA PI DANCE 

The Christmas Dance of Beta Sigma Chapter 
of Beta Theta Pi was held Tuesday evening, Dec. 21, 
at the Chapter House, which was decorated for the 
occasion with evergreen and poinsettia. The pa- 
tronesses were Mrs. W. T. Foster, Mrs. Alice Lit- 
tle, and Mrs. F. W. Roberts. Among the guests 
were Prof, and Mrs. Nixon, Prof. Burnett, Prof. 
Sills, Mr. Stone, Dr. Copeland, Mr. Snow, and the 
Alisses Therese Newbert, Marguerite Lowell, Mary 
Stinson, Augusta ; Gertrude Oak, Harriet Gorham, 
Bangor; Etta Miller, Genvieve Dwinal, Auburn; 
Agnes Green, Portland; Emma Bliss, Lewiston; 
Beatrice Henley, Boston ; Beatrice Hacker, Margaret 
Day, Iza Hutchinson, Frances Skolfield, Frances 
Little, Mildred Fides, and Mabel Davis. Brunswick. 
The committee in charge : Seveno S. Webster, Au- 
gusta ; John E. Cartland, Lisbon Falls ; Lowell S. 
Foote, Dover, N. H. Music was furnished by Ken- 
drie's Orchestra. 



PHI CHI INITIATION 



The annual banquet of the Gamma Gamma Chap- 
ter of the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity was held 
at the Congress Square Hotel, Portland, on Friday 
evening, December 17. The speaker of the evening 
was Dr. Elliott J. Joslin of Boston and his subject 
"will be "A Hitherto Hopeless Disease." Previous to 
the banquet the following men were initiated : Harry 
Daniel McNeil, Bangor; Herbert Charles Scribner, 
Bangor ; Carlisle Royal Gould, Somersworth, N. H. ; 
Harold Carlton Arey. A.B., Camden, Me.; Wilfred 
Nichols McGilvery, Lewiston, Me.; Francis Sher- 
man Echols, Hartford, Conn.; Wyvern Almon 
Coombs, Vinalhaven, Me. ; Harold Danforth Ross, 
Phillips, Me. ; Ridgely Fernald Hanscomb, New Lon- 
don, Conn. ; Chestley Wilbur Nelson, A.B., South- 
port, Me. ; Samuel Lee Woodman. Winthrop ; Fran- 
cis David Walker, Waterville, Me. ; Philip Sheridan 
Sullivan, Biddeford, Me.; Albert Willis Moulton, 
A.B., Portland, Me. 



GYMNASIUM INSTRUCTORS 

Burton C. Morrill, Listructor. 

Seniors: Bridge, '09, leader; Stephens, '10; P. 
B. Morss, '10. 

Juniors: Lippincott, 'lo, leader; P. B. Morss, 
'10; Fisher, '10; E. L. Wing, '10; Guptill, '10; L. E. 
Clark, '11. 

Sophomores: Buck, '09, leader; P. B. _ Morss, 
'10; R. D. Morss, '10; Fisher, '10; Guptill, '10; 
Lord, '11. 

Freshmen: P. B. Morss, '10, leader; R. D. Morss, 
'10; Marsh, '12; P. C. Cole, '12. 

Baseball Squad: B. C. Morrill, leader; Capt. 
Clifford, '11. 

Track Squad: B. C. Morrill, leader; R. D. 
Morss, '10. 



College flotes 

There is talk of forming a Knox County Club. 

Brummett, '11, is ill at his home with scarlet 
fever. 

A. W: Stone, '10, will not return to college for 
a few weeks. 

P. G. Bishop, '09, is teaching school at Juana 
Diaz, Porto Rico. 

E. H. Webster, '10, has returned to college after 
a month's absence. 

E. E. Kern, '11, and G. C. Kern, '12, spent the 
recess at Earmington. 

Gilpatrick of Hebron, was with Ludwig, '10, 
Tuesday of this week. 

George C. Duffey, Jr., '13, is dangerously ill at 
his home in Medford, Mass. 

Prof. Henry L. Chapman has been reappointed as 
a trustee of Normal schools. 

Stevens, '10, was chosen reader of the Musical 
Club at the final trial, Friday night. 

Aaron Marden, Jr., '13. will not return to college 
this term because of trouble with his eyes. 

Christmas trees were held in many of the frater- 
nity houses just before the Christmas recess. 

Harrington, '12, has returned to college after 
teaching at New Gloucester during December. 

Weeks, '10, was in Boston during the Christmas 
vacation arranging for the Easter trip of the musi- 
cal club. 

Robert Hale, '10, spent the Christmas recess in 
Washington as the guest of his uncle, Senator Eu- 
gene Hale. 

Harold A. Tucker, '13, has decided to give up his 
college course and is attending the Shaw Business 
College at Portland. 

Prof. Donald McMillan spoke in Rockland, Mon- 
day night, Jan. 3, on his work in the polar expedi- 
tion of Commander Peary. 

Some of the students studying "Die Ehre" in Ger- 
man II saw the English version of the play at 
Keith's Theatre, Portland, recently. 

The Bowdoin students living in Brunswick gave 
a dance at Pythian Hall on December 29, under the 
direction of Arthur L. Robinson, '08. 

A large number of Bowdoin students who were 
in Portland, Monday night, attended Commander 
Peary's lecture on his winning of the pole. 

The Orient has received word of the birth of a 
son to Rev. and Mrs. Herbert A. Jump of New 
Britan. Conn. He has been named Ellis Burnett. 

Mr. Eaton wishes it explained that the name of 
his dog is not "Dooley," as it was printed in a late 
number of the Orient, but is, rather, "Mr. Dooley." 

About a dozen members of the Massachusetts 
Club enjoyed a dinner at the Rathskellar and the per- 
formance of the "Follies of 1909" at the Tremont 
Tlicatre, Boston, during the recess. 

President Hyde had an article in a recent Out- 
look on "The Abolition of the American House of 
Lords," in which he set forth his views on the tariff 
and stated the conditions of the present Republican 
party. 



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Rev. and Mrs. John Quint and daughter spent 
Christmas in Saco. 

Walton, 'i2, has pictures of the coronation of 
King Mike on sale. 

Prof. Sills was in Geneva, N. Y., during Christ- 
mas, visiting relatives. 

R. E. Stetson, '09, has been on the campus visit- 
ing friends this week. 

Prof. Mitchell supplied the pulpit in the First 
Baptist Church, Sunday. 

Monday night the Faculty Club was addressed 
by Prof. Files on Hedda Gabler. 

President Hyde attended a meeting of the trus- 
tees of Exeter Academy this week. 

The new lights at the entrances of the library 
have arrived and will be put up soon. 

A. F. Knight of the Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Psi 
was the guest of Hathaway, Christmas week. 

The members of the Faculty Tennis Club bowl 
in the Park alleys once every fortnight during this 
winter. 

Theresa McKinley and William K. Harris, '09, 
principal of the Mexico High School, are to be 
married soon. 

George P. Hyde, Robert Woodruff, and Arthur 
L. Robinson were home from Harvard Law School 
during the holidays. 

Clement Scholfield, '06, who has been engaged in 
steamboat traffic on the Great Lakes, is spending 
this winter at his home in North Harpswell. 

Phillip O. Coffin, '03, of Philadelphia, was home 
Christmas in Brunswick. Coffin is employed by the 
American Bell Telephone Co. 

The Monday Club 'has very novel pins this year, 
consisting of a gold foodball in miniature with a 
raised B on the front. 

Commander Peary was given a reception and 
dinner in New York Monday night by the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon fraternity of which he is a member. 

During the Christmas recess R. D. Morss, '10, 
underwent an operation for appendicitis. He is re- 
covering rapidly and expects to be back in another 
week. 

Prof.- Moody plans to give a course in Advanced 
Algebra next fall. The course will include deter- 
minants, theory of equations, and selected topics to 
be given three times a week. 

The relay team commences work for the B. A. 
A. this week. Two old men, Cole and Colbath, are 
back to run this year and so there is a good chance 
for new material Lo snow up and work for places. 

Samuel B. Furbish was presented with a past 
commander's jewel at the meeting of Dunlap Com- 
.nandery on Christmas Day, the presentation being 
made bv Eminent Commander Edward W. Wheeler. 
' The World's Work for this month contains the 
first installment of the article to be published by 
Elihu Vedder on "Reminiscences of an American 
Painter," in which he tells of his life as an artist, 
Mr. Vedder, whose home is in Rome, painted the 
picture representing Rome in the Dome of Sculpture 
Hall. 



Professor W. E. Spillman, Department of Agri- 
culture, Washington, spoke on the commercial ad- 
vantages of Esperanto, Jan. 6, by invitation of the 
Portland Board of Trade at their rooms on Ex- 
change Street. He is a fine speaker, an ardent Es- 
perantist and the President of the Washingon Esper- 
anto Society, besides being a close friend of Herbert 
Harris. 

Among the Bowdoin men who lunched aboard 
the schooner Wyoming at Bath, Wednesday, were : 
C. N. Peters. '10; Newman, '10; W. H. Sanborn, 
'10; H. Q. Hawes, '10; Hamburger, '10; O. T. San- 
born, '11; Joy, '12; P. P. Cole, '12; F. W. Davis, 
'12; Fuller, '12; Loring Pratt, '12; P. W. Rowell, 
'12; Daniels, '12; H. F. King, '13; Palmer, '13; and 
Farnham, '13. 



RESOLUTIONS 

In the untimely death of Francis Benjamin Spur- 
ling, the Class of 1910 has met with a deep and 
irreparable loss. His unassuming character and 
companionable temperament were qualities which en- 
deared him to his classmates and made his presence 
amongst them truly valuable. His personality will 
ever be held in affectionate memory and his silent 
influence will be joined with that of his classmates 
who have gone before him. But the class cannot 
forget those whose bereavement must be even 
greater than its own. And therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Class of 1910 extend to the 
family of their dead classmate in its overwhelm- 
ing grief their sincerest and most heart-felt sym- 
pathy. 

John L. Crosby, 
Robert D. Morss, 
Robert Hale. 



Hall op Theta of D. K. E., 
Dec. 20, 1909. 
JVhcrcas, It has pleased God, in His infinite wis- 
dom, to take from us our beloved brother, Francis 
Benjamin Spurling, of the Class of 1910; be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of Theta Chap- 
ter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, express our deep grief 
at the loss of an honored and loyal brother, and that 
we extend our heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved 
family. 

Alfred Wheeler Stone, 
Franz Upham Burkett, 

For the Chapter. 



Hall of Delta Upsilon, 
Bowdoin College. 

Whereas, In view of the great loss we have sus- 
tained in the death of our brother and friend, Henry 
Charles Clary, and of the still greater loss of those 
nearest and dearest to him ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Bowdoin 
Chapter of Delta Upsilon, make known our grief to 
the relatives of the deceased; and further be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
published in the Bowdoin Orient. 



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Hlumni ^Department 



"45. — The following extracts from a pri- 
vate letter of one of our oldest alumni, Charles 
P. Roberts, Esq., sole survivor of the Class of 
1845, will be of general interest: 

"It is particularly gratifying to the older 
graduates to note the good fortune of Bow- 
doin in recent years, — in its general recogni- 
tion as in the forefront of the smaller colleges 
and in the favors it has received from the 
hands of wealth-distributors from without the 
State, notably the $100,000 plum from the 
Kennedy accumulation. I have vivid remem- 
brance of the straightened situation of the col- 
lege in my undergraduate days. But though 
its income was comparable to the barren sands 
of the campus fringed with Balm of Gilead 
trees (still fragrant in my memory), it was rich 
in the lives, and devotion of its faculty of six, 
and of the college treasurer, Joseph McKeen. 
The aggregate of their service, earnest and 
faithful, was nearly three hundred years. 

"The student body shared in the impecuni- 
osity of the times. Clubs of a dozen arrang- 
ing with some widow for dining-room and 
cooking, squeezed the weekly board down to 
seventy-five cents. Board at the 'House of 
Commons' was $1.50. Some well-to-do stu- 
dents boarded at genteel houses at $2.00 a 
week and were considered aristocrats. In my 
little book of expenditures and receipts, which 
I have preserved along with my college pipe, I 
find I earned over $43.00 in sawing wood in 
the college wood-yard. The gymnasium was 
on par with otiher things. Out of doors near 
the wood-yard were parallel bars, a horizontal 
ladder and a gallows frame higher than 
Haman was hanged on. From the cross beam 
a large-sized rope hung down three or four 
feet from the ground. The gymnasts, run- 
ning from a considerable distance, caught on to 
this rope swinging to the farthest limit and 
then with violent contortions seeking to make 
a record in the final landing. Their anatomy 
was put to the test and involved a tearing apart 
at the midriff. My class was graduated while 
the chapel walls were rising and the interior 
scafifolding still held the new college church. 
This building the conservative Cleaveland de- 
clared could be bowed down to without sin, 
since it was not like anything on the earth, in 
the heavens above, or the waters under the 
earth. 



"Several years ago, on my way to visit my 
native Bangor, in the forty minutes interim 
between trains, I rushed up the hill to the col- 
lege grounds and the quadrangle just enclosed 
by the munificent library, gift of an alumnus 
worthily wearing the name of an early gov- 
ernor of Maine. Among the recent adorn- 
ments of the campus and its environment, so 
contrasting with my first acquaintance in 1841, 
I experienced a thrill of delight and felt like 
dropping on my knees in thanks to Heaven 
that 'Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in 
illis." 

"And now another Bowdoin son, after 
years of heroic and persistent struggle, re- 
turns with the trophy of the North Pole on his 
shoulder!" 



'95. — County Attorney Arthur E. Stetson 
of Bath, Me., and Miss Kathryn V. Eliot were 
married in Boston, Dec. 3, 1909. 

'97. — Rev. Benjamin John Fitz died i Jan. 
1910, at Chicago, 111., while on a journey to 
Denver, Col Mr. Fitz was the son of Rev. 
Arthur Green Fitz, for many years a Congre- 
gational clergyman in Maine, and was born at 
Stafford, Conn., i Aug. 1876. He was pre- 
pared for college at Bridgton Academy. He 
was obliged to leave Brunswick on account of 
his health in his Junior year, but completed 
the course at Colorado College in 1897, ''■'''d 
subsequently received the degree of A.B. ad 
eundem from Bowdoin. While studying the- 
ology at Denver, Colorado, he was an in- 
structor in the University of Colorado where 
he received the degree of A.M. in 1900. After 
taking orders in the Episcopal Church he held 
a pastorate for several years at Lincoln, Neb., 
He then entered the service of the Holy Cross 
Mission in New York City and spent four 
years among the East Side poor. In Septem- 
ber, 1908, he married Mrs. Josephine Kind of 
Lincoln, Neb., who suryives him. In August, 
1909, he removed to Greenwich, where he had 
been appointed on the staff of the Brunswick 
School and assistant rector at Christ Church. 
Late in November what was apparently a tem- 
porary indisposition led to tuberculosis. He 
left Greenwich with his wife only two days be- 
fore his death. 

'98. — Mr. J. Meldon Loring is now teach- 
ing at WaterlDury, Conn. 

'01. — Alonzo H. Garcelon, Esq., has 
formed a partnership with R. D. H. Emerson, 
Esq., for the practice of law in Boston. Their 
office is at 24 Milk Street. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 14, 1910 



NO. 23 



B. A. A. TEAM 

Coach Morrill and Captain Colbath are 
daily giving the B. A. A. squad practice for 
the relay race with Tufts in Boston, Feb. 12. 
Several of the men are experienced runners 
and with the hard, consistent practice they are 
now receiving, Bowdoin should have a fast re- 
lay team this year. Among the candidates 
for the team are: Captain Colbath, '10; E. B. 
Smith, '11; H. K. Hine, '11; Robinson, '11; 
L. McFarland, '11; R. D. Cole, '12; C. B. 
Timberlake, '12; Maurice Gray, '12; Miller, 
'13; Leon Dodge, '13; Leon Jones, '13; 
Walker, '13; Curtis Tuttle, '13. 



ALPHA KAPPA KAPPA CONVENTION 

The Fifteenth General International Con- 
vention of the Alpha Kappa Kappa Fraternity 
at which the Theta Chapter of the Medical 
School of Maine will be hosts, will be held in 
Portland within a short time. It was to have 
been held during the Christmas recess, but was 
postponed. The Headquarters of the frater- 
nity during the convention in Portland will be 
at the Lafayette Hotel, when a banquet will be 
given. At this banquet, there will be the 
Grand Ofificers of the Fraternity, Doctor 
Charles P. Thayer of Boston, George Cook of 
Concord, N. H., James Brew of Nashville, 
Tenn., John P. Sprague and Edward L. 
Heintz of Chicago, and Edward R. Pfarre of 
New York City, delegates from the thirty-five 
chapters, and many prominent members of the 
medical profession. Theta Chapter is to be 
represented by M. A. Webber. The active 
members of the chapter at Portland and 
Brunswick have for a long time been hard at 
.work on the plans for the entertainment of the 
convention, and are receiving the hearty co- 
operation of the alumni and honorary mem- 
bers. 



RECEPTION TO COMMANDER PEARY 

At the conclusion of his lecture in Augusta 
Tuesday evening. Commander Peary was 
given a reception by the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Chapter of whic'h he is a member. Speeches 



were made at the reception by Governor Fer- 
nald. Professor George T. Little, Rev. Cyrus 
F. Stinson of Waterville, from Colby, and 
Commander Peary. Commander Peary al- 
luded to the fact that he placed under the 
stars and stripes a D. K. E. banner at the 
North Pole. Members were present from 
Augusta, Gardiner, Waterville, Bangor, Pitts- 
field, Lewiston, Wilton, and Winthrop. 



THE FENCING TEAM 

Under the direction of Charles White of 
the Pianelli Fencing Team of Augusta, the 
regular fencing season commenced Saturday 
night in the gymnasium and will be continued 
until the Indoor Meet in March. Manager 
Robinson, '10, is trying to arrange bouts with 
Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy and the Fenway Fencing Club of Boston. 

Among those out for the team are the three 
members of last year's team : Ralph E. Bridge, 
Medic, '13; Winston B. Stevens, '10; Philip B. 
Morss ; the others are: Henry G. Howes, '10; 
Leon S. Lippincott, '10; Warren E. Robinson, 
'10; Alton S. Pope, '11; Ralph S. Thompson, 
'10; Earl L. Wright, '10; Ernest G. Fiefield, 
'11; Verd R. Leavitt, '11; Frederick S. Wig- 



MUSICAL CLUBS 

Manager Weeks announces that the Dover 
and Foxcroft trips of the Musical Clubs have 
been cancelled. Trips to Newport and Pitts- 
field will be substituted in their places. Dur- 
ing the last week, Manager Weeks was in 
Bangor arranging for the club and the enter- 
tainments in that vicinity. 

The Mandolin Club will not be picked for 
the trips until just before the first trip to 
Richmond. The Mandolin and Glee Clubs are 
receiving constant help and are given re- 
hearsals throughout the week. The man- 
agers and leaders are working hard to make 
the trips this year decided successes and im- 
provements over those of previous years. 



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COLBY PROFESSOR TO LECTURE IN HUBBARD 
HALL 

The Classical Department has arranged a 
course of three exchange lectures with the 
other colleges of the state, the first of which 
will be given by Prof. Clarence H. White of 
Colby College in Hubbard Hall, Monday even- 
ing, January 17, at 8 o'clock. Prof. White's 
subject, "The Mimes of Herondas," combines 
freshness with intrinsic interest. Both stu- 
dents and friends of the college who wish to 
know more about classic literature are cor- 
dially invited to attend. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

The first Sunday Chapel of the New Year 
was conducted by President Hyde who used as 
his text n. Corinthians 5 :io, "For we must all 
appear before the judgment seat of Christ; 
that every one may receive the things done in 
his body, according to that he hath done, 
whether it be good or bad." 

He said that altho the year is some few 
days old, this Sunday Chapel may be consid- 
ered a New Year's service. There are things 
about every one of us in act and habit that we 
are ashamed of, and these things make it im- 
possible for us to think complacently of God's 
judgment. They drag us down, but if we act- 
ually want to rid ourselves of them there is no 
need of dragging them about with us. The 
Gospel message is to put these things behind 
us and to let God make us new creatures. 
"Try then!" 

Would any one of you condemn a man 
who was ashamed of certain acts and habits 
and who was honestly endeavoring to free 
himself of them? Not one of you. If you 
have a genuine repentance every new year and 
every new day and a desire to put certain 
things behind you, not for the purpose of 
evading the penalty, and an honest desire 
to put in their place the better things of Christ 
a marked improvement in character will be 
seen. 

Then there is the problem "How to get it." 
It is no new thing and there are plenty of ways 
ahho two are of especial importance. 

(i) "Learn more of it." Love the Book 
and read it diligently, seize every opportunity 
to commune with Him and seek the encour- 
agement and fellowship of others who are try- 
ing to live in this way. 



(2) "Public Worship." This chapel ser- 
vice is not a substitute for dignified public 
worship or the weekly service because it is too 
brief and narrow. This town is fortunate in 
its number of churches and if you go to any 
of them with the desire of receiving help you 
will secure that which you desire. If you only 
do this week by week the year 1910 will mark 
in all of us a change from the things we are 
ashamed of to the better things of Christ. 



CHOOSING A LIFE WORK 

Tlie third talk in the Christian Associa- 
tion's series, "Choosing a Life Work," was 
given Thursday evening, January 6, by Prof. 
Chapman, on the subject, "Teaching." The 
profession of teaching, said Prof. Chapman, 
has no brilliant rewards to offer its followers, 
such as fame, wealth, or great power, though 
it might to the teacher as a scholar or an ad- 
ministrator offer these. The rewards of 
teaching are deeper, and of a nature that gives 
more real happiness. The teacher may be 
almost sure of a comfortable, moderate life and 
a simple satisfaction of being of vital service 
to mankind. 

Though teaching is not always taken up 
deliberately as a life work and is often drifted 
into, as is the case of many a student who takes 
up teaching to work his way through college, 
it requires, nevertheless, certain qualities. 
There have been those, who, because they were 
lovers of books, thought they would make 
good teachers. They were mistaken, however, 
for a teacher must have more than a love for 
books, he must have primarily an ability to im- 
part knowledge. He must have the four fun- 
damental qualities, summed up in one of 
George Herbert Palmer's books something 
like this: 

1. Aptitude for vicariousness. 

2. Already accumulated knowledge. 

3. Ability to make his subjects full of life. 

4. Readiness to be forgotten. 

With these four qualities he may fear no 
failure ; without them he can expect no success. 



THE NOVEMBER QUILL 

The old plot of mistaken identity, ending in 
humorous fashion, is given an attractive set- 
ting in "The Miracle of the Abbott of Beau- 
clerf." The story is entertainingly told, and 
comes to a close at the correct moment. The 



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conversation, however, is forced. We would 
urge the writer to study his Howells more 
assiduously for conversational hints. 

"Kipling in his American Home" is inter- 
esting in that it shows us something of the 
home life of an author who is a great favorite 
with college men. Many of the gossipy details 
of Kipling's Brattleboro life seem hitherto to 
have escaped the biograj^hers. Since the un- 
published Kipling verse which concludes the 
essay addresses itself to two different types of 
beings, without any dropping of the curtain 
between, we imagine its publication gives more 
pleasure to us than it would to him. It is, per- 
haps, a fact not without signifiance that Kip- 
ling is more happy in the section of the poem 
addressed to men than he is in the section ad- 
dressed to the muses. 

"The Life Raft" evinces a firmness of sen- 
tence structure not commonly found in the 
writings of Sophomores. But the subject 
matter is a bit too romantic. Undergraduates 
insist on writing about the unknown in prefer- 
ence to the known; (did not the author of 
"The Miracle of the Abbott" do the same?) 
and we might as well submit gracefully and 
read. 

The first stanza of "Autumn" displays a 
genuine feeling for nature. The last stanza 
displays the ease with which a poet in his in- 
fancy can find a God. The poem, as a whole, 
is characterized by weak lines and forced 
rhymes ; but the true nature feeling in the first 
stanza is promising. 

"The Dawn Will Soon be Breaking" should 
interest both the student of Provencal and the 
general reader. The intimacy of relationship 
between the two comrades is puzzling to the 
"dark and true and tender" people of a more 
northern clime; but even we who live in New 
England can appreciate the poetry which the 
situation calls forth. If the translation is a 
free one, so much more credit is due the trans- 
lator for the grace he has infused into the 
lines. 

The sonnet entitled "Friends" is far better 
in conception than in execution. The strug- 
gle for technique in the Petrarchan sonnet 
form has proved too severe for the writer. 
The result of this attempt, we hope, will lead 
future Quill poets to rest content with the sim- 
ple quatrain, and to avoid entirely the difficult 
poetic forms which can be done well only after 
long and arduous secret practice. 

The Editor's plea for quality might well be 
taken to heart by some of the contributors of 
the present issue. Ye Postman is written by a 



man who can say pleasant things in a pleasant 
way. Why does he not turn his talent into 
"Gray Goose" form and revive that depart- 
ment so dear to the editors of by-gone days? 

Taken in its entirety the November Quill 
maintains commendably the standard of our 
loved periodical ; and its pages show that Bow- 
doin undergraduates are still alive to the fasci- 
nating subject of creative literature. 

C. W. S. 



THE MINSTREL SHOW ^ 

Preparations for the annual Bowdoin Minstrel 
Show are being pushed rapidly by "Bob" Tooth- 
aker, who is coaching the ends and chorus, and by 
Manager Wiggin, who is engineering the financial 
part of the undertaking. 

^ The Orient is confident that this year's show 
will be one of the best ever. The music is especially 
catchy — the interlocutor and ends are a whole show 
in themselves, the chorus is large and composed of 
good singers and the jokes are winners. 

The baseball management is in desperate need of 
funds. Come and bring your friends. 



NOTES ON THE ROCHESTER CONVENTION 

Those men who attended the Y. M. C. A. meet- 
ing last Sunday evening came away realizing that 
the average Bowdoin man knows but little of the 
magnitude of the Foreign Missions Movement, and 
that Bowdoin plays a relatively small part in this 
field. 

The reports of the Rochester, N. Y., convention, 
given by the delegates, Messrs. McConaghy, Slo- 
cum, Hinch, F. A. Smith and Prof. Sills, were 
brief, yet comprehensive enough to show how the 
convention was arranged, how the 4500 delegates 
were entertained, who the speakers were, and the 
importance and scope of the work. 

Among the celebrated speakers was Ambassador 
Bryce of England. 

About 700 schools and colleges were represented. 

AH the speakers emphasized the fact that Bow- 
doin, being considerably removed from the center of 
this activity, has done but little toward the support 
of Foreign Missions, either financially or through its 
graduates becoming missionaries. 

At present, however, we have several graduates 
in mission fields, among whom is Mr. Hiwale, 
who has just entered upon his labors in India. 

Every effort will be made to support him, $600.00 
per year being the amount needed. The Y. M. C. A. 
will endeavor to raise $300.00 — the other half being 
pledged elsewhere. Every Bowdoin man should feel 
it his duty to contribute all he can. 

On next Thursday the college will have the op- 
portunity of listening to an address by W. A. Dun- 
more, the State Y. M. C. A. Army Secretary. He 
will speak on "Experiences at the Army Posts of 
Maine." 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



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W. A. FULLER. 1912 



R. D. MORSS, 1910 
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Vol. XXXIX. 



JANUARY 14, 1910 



No. 23 



In the present issue, • the 
A Quill Criticism Orient prints a Quill 
criticism', by which we are 
reminded that a little Quill criticism on our 
own part, might not be out of order. During 
the three and one-half years that the Class of 
1910 has been on the campus, no member of 
that class can recall that a single story dealing 
with life at Bowdoin, has been published in the 
Quill. Quill writers may have a more inti- 
mate knowledge of the subjects with which 
they deal than they do of college life, but we 
doubt it. From what source are future vol- 
umes of Bowdoin Stories to come, if the pres- 
ent tendency is permitted to go on uninter- 
rupted ? The dearth of Bowdoin stories in the 
last four volumes of the Quill should be a 
means of stimulating the expiring spark of 
life, to the end that both undergraduate and 
alumni contributors to the Quill, will be more 
prolific in a vein which is very near and dear 
to every son of Bowdoin. 



Following the announce- 
Power of Student ment by President Hyde of 
Council Usurped a faculty committee on fra- 
ternity houses, a number 
of men representing different fraternities 
were called together in a sort of indig- 
nation meeting for the purpose of pro- 
testing against faculty interference with fra- 
ternities. Setting aside altogether the ques- 
tion of the so-called faculty intrusion, such a 
meeting as above described was, according to 
the strict definition of the word, a revolution 
against the Student Council. The Student 
Council is the only body authorized to consider 
questions of college policy, and such a gather- 
ing as that of last week is not only a waste of 
wind, but if persisted in, would cheapen the 
prestige of the Student Council. The meeting 
called last week was an act of thoughtlessness, 
but should not be repeated. If you are not sat- 
isfied with the way the faculty runs the college, 
or have any suggestions to make, bring your 
grievances or suggestions to the attention of 
the Council where they will be given a sane 
consideration, and recommendation made ac- 
cordingly. 

HONOR LIST OF 1909 FOOTBALL 

In the January Outing Walter Camp gives the 
following Honor List of 1909 Football and tells why 
the men belong on this roll. This is a departure 
from the usual All-America Team published at this 
time of the year. 

Yale — ^Coy, fullback ; Kilpatrick, right end ; Phil- 
bin left halfback ; Andros, left guard ; Hobbs, left 
tackle; Cooney, center; Howe, quarterback. 

Pennsylvania — Braddock, left end ; Miller, right 
end ; Pike, right guard ; Hutchinson, quarterback. 

Harvard — Fish, right tackle ; Minot, fullback ; 
Corbett, left halfback; McKay, left tackle. 

Dartmouth — Marks, fullback ; Tobin, left guard ; 
Ingersoll, left halfback; Bankhart, right end. 

Lafayette — Blaicker, left end; McCaa,, fullback; 
Irmecbler, right halfback. 

Princeton — Siegling, left tackle ; Bergen, quar- 
terback; Cunningham, right halfback. 

FoRDHAM — McCaffery, right end ; Barrett, center ; 
McCarthy, right halfback. 

Minnesota — McGovern, quarterback; Rosen- 
wald, halfback; Walker, tackle; Farnam, center. 

Brown — Regnier, right end; Sprackling, quarter- 
back ; Ayler, left guard. 

Chicago — Page, quarterback; Worthwine, half- 
back. 

Michigan — Benbrook, left guard; Magidsohn, 
left halfback; Allerdice, right halfback; Casey, left 
tackle ; Smith, center ; Wasmund. quarterback. 

Notre Dame — Miller, left halfback; Vaughn, full- 
back; Edwards, tackle. 

Wisconsin — Anderson, quarterback. 



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COMMUNICATION 

To the Editor of the Orient: 

In a conversation with a somewhat prominent 
public man not so very long ago, he advanced the 
belief that if the college man could be induced to 
take more interest in popular government, conditions 
in our cities would be much better than they are at 
the present time. A college man himself, he scored 
the colleges of the country for their seeming failure 
to send out men, serious-minded enough to do their 
duty as citizens, to vote at primaries and elections, 
to know who is running for office and to know who 
the public officials are and how they conduct their 
offices. A short time ago at an examination at 
Brown only a very small percentage of the class 
could name the men in President Taft's cabinet. How 
many Bowdoin students could name all the Senators 
and Representatives from Maine who go to Wash- 
ington? 

You fellows from Bowdoin who are coming down 
here to New York next year to work know nothing 
about New York City government and it is the big- 
gest city in the country. Will you make yourselves 
felt when you do come. You probably have mighty 
little idea what a lot of effective work a few earnest 
fellows can do in the interests of good government. 

Politics in our cities, no matter what party is in 
power, is more or less rotten and far from being 
ideal. I have often wondered why; and for lack of 
any other good reason I have answered the ques- 
tion to my ovirn satisfaction at least by becoming con- 
vinced that the fault lies with the schools and the 
churches. 

We have churches galore. For the most part 
they are poorly attended. There is nothing vital and 
practical about most of them. They too often 
preach a dead theology to dead audiences. Too many 
people go to church simply as a matter of course, 
anyway. 

If the churches had the influence they should 
have in a community, we would have less corruption 
in public life. Too many clergymen are afraid of 
dirtying their hands by taking a stand in their pulpits 
on moral questions of the day or on such an impor- 
tant matter as a corrupt and unfit candidate for of- 
fice. They seem to consider it wise to side-step 
trouble by talking about Moses while Charlie Mur- 
phy is never mentioned. They seem to fear giving 
offence to some one in their audience whose money 
secures for such an one an immunity bath and that, 
too, at the hands of those who should be leaders of 
the people. 

A minister has no business attempting to influ- 
ence his people from the pulpit on purely political- 
economic questions but when the moral issue comes 
ifi as between a fit or unfit candidate, or a question 
of criminal neglect to enforce certain laws, he should 
make his influence felt and strongly. 

Politics is at such a stage that it is difficult to 
arouse the ordinary citizen even to vote unless he is 
interested in the patronage to be handed out after- 
ward, and it is usually those who are so interested 
who work hard to get out the vote on election day. 
The rest seem to be indifferent how the laws are 
enforced or what laws are passed so long as their 
peace and comfort are not disturbed. 

Such citizens delegate all such matters to others 
and while they may hear and even believe that many 
of these delegates are unfit, still they do nothing but 



throw up their hands and cry "What's the use?" and 
the same bad conditions continue. 

The average college man unless he be a lawyer, 
takes no interest in political duties. It is hard even 
to get him out to vote. This is largely the fault of 
his college training. He learns about the "Tweed 
ring" from his "Bryce" and absorbs a lot of hot air 
concerning the iniquities of a protective tariff, but 
of the science of government, the actual conditions in 
modern municipal government, he gets little or noth- 
ing; and so later on he is imbued with no incentive 
to pitch in and do his duty as a good citizen. 

From actual work in a district containing 10,000 
voters I know how hard it is to wake people up to 
their condition of dependence upon some self-ap- 
pointed boss for their candidates, their laws and the 
enforcement of laws ; and the college man is the 
hardest to arouse. To him it is all a huge joke — and 
the more recently he is out of college the bigger the 
joke seems to him. 

If the colleges were doing their duty in teaching 
the duties of citizenship, and the churches their duty 
in keeping people up to the mark, the people of this 
country would long since have emancipated them- 
selves from that strict and almost religious adher- 
ence to party which makes itself felt in every little 
town election when the only issue at stake is to 
secure honest and intelligent government. Most 
people, anyway, are democrats or republicans be- 
cause their fathers were before them. 

Why don't the colleges take the lead in the 
reformation of our political life so ably begun by 
Theodore Roosevelt and so well carried on by such 
men as Hughes of New York. LaFollette of Wiscon- 
sin, Colby of New Jersey and a few others? 

American Colleges and Universities ought to be 
doing for the political life of this country what the 
English Universities once did for England and what 
the Russian Universities are doing to-day for that 
distracted country. They ought to make their influ- 
ence felt in our political life so that after a few 
years every college man with any spirit would be 
a strong, active force for commonsense govern- 
ment. This present time of political unrest all over 
the coimtry is an excellent time for them to begin 
a movement of this sort. 

We need less of the theoretical and abstract and 
passive, and more of the practical and active, in both 
church and college. 

A. T. Shorey, 1905. 



While considering the feat from which Peary has 
returned, it is interesting to note that Sir Ernest H. 
Shackleton, who holds the record for "farthest 
South," announces another expedition to attempt to 
reach the South Pole. 

Two interesting prizes have just been estab- 
lished at Columbia — one of an annual value of about 
$50 as a memorial to the late Charles M. Rolker of 
the Class of 1906, to be awarded to the member of 
the graduating class who, in the judgment of his 
classmates, shall have proved himself worthy of spe- 
cial distinction either because of industry and suc- 
cess as a scholar, or helpful particpation in student 
athletics, or pre-eminence in athletic sports, or any 
combination of these; the second, an athletic prize 
of the same amount, to be known as The Hudson- 
Fulton Prize, to be awarded in athletics under the 
direction of the College Alumni Association. 



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READING BY MR. JAMES P. WEBBER, '00 

Last Thursday evening, before one of the largest 
audiences which has gathered in Memorial Hall this 
season, Mr. James P. Webber, 'oo, gave a reading 
from "Macbeth." Mr. Webber was formerly a 
teacher in the Bath public schools, and is now in- 
structor in English in Phillips-Exeter Academy. He 
appeared under the auspices of the Ibis, gaining 
great applause for his excellent presentation of the 
play. The reading included the essential scenes with 
a synopsis of each portion omitted. Mr. Webber's 
work was characterized by vigor and clearness of 
enunciation and by a pleasing interpretation of the 
various parts. The porter scene, the banquet scene, 
and the sleep-walking scene were especially well 
done. Mr. Webber and the Ibis should have the 
thanks of every student for the entertainment. 



PRESIDENT HYDE ON EDUCATIONAL METHODS 

President Hyde addressed the meeting of the 
Twentieth Century Club of Bangor a t the Ban- 
gor House, Friday night, Jan. 8, 1910. The subject 
President Hyde had been asked to speak upon was 
"The Moral Aims of Education at the Several 
Stages" and he treated of the attitude a teacher 
should assume with the pupils in the primary de- 
partment, the grammar grades, the high school, the 
college and the university. The Bangor Commercial 
says, "The paper was a brilliant one and the interest 
of the men present in it was most marked." 

At one point in his speech President Hyde cited 
the case of a prominent man who, when asked why 
he had sent all four of his boys to Harvard College, 
said that in the light of his broad experience the 
college men occupied the first, the choicest places in 
the business world because they were best fitted for 
them. "Once I talked about this thing with Former 
President Pritchett of the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology," said President Hyde, "and ^ he 
agreed with me that while his technically trained 
men received more pay when they first went into 
the world than my college men, yet at the end of ten 
years they did not receive as much." This state- 
ment by the former head of one of the greatest tech- 
nical schools of the country should be of interest to 
Bowdoin men. 

During the course of his address. President Hyde 
paid a glowing tribute to a former Principal of Ban- 
gor High School, Henry K. White, '74. who is well- 
known to many of the undergraduates. He said 
that Principal White had been at the head of sev- 
eral preparatory schools in Maine, and that from 
whatever school he had been in charge of there had 
come to college a steady stream of men as admira- 
bly fitted for the advanced work in every way as 
could be desired. 



MEETING OF THE MONDAY CLUB 

At a meeting of the Monday Club held at the 
Alpha Delta Phi house Monday evening, the club 
elected a committee to visit Hebron Academy for the 
purpose of getting on track of desirable athletes who 
intend to go to college. It was left with the Presi- 
dent to appoint similar committees to visit Portland 
High School and Westbrook Seminary. 



The club voted to adopt a football with a raised 
"B" for a pin design. 

Among other discussions there was a general in- 
formal talk in regard to a football coach. 

The next meeting of the club will be held at the 
Zeta Psi House, the first Monday in February. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, January 14 
8.00 First Junior Assembly in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, January 15 
2.30 Make-up gym. 
4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

Sunday, January 16 

10.45 Morning service in the Church on the 
Hill, conducted by Rev. John H. Quint. 

5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by double quartette, vocal solo by 
Parkman, '11. 

Monday, January 17 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

4.30 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial Hall. 

5. 15 Track Practice in the gym. 

8.00 Under the auspices of the Classical Depart- 
ment, Prof. H. White of Colby College will lecture 
in Hubbard Hall on "The Mimes of Herondas." 
Meeting of Classical Club at close of lecture. 

Tuesday, January 18 

3.30 Make-up gym. 

4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

8.00 John Drew in "Inconstant George" at the 
Empire Theatre, Lewiston. 

Wednesday, January ig 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

S.oo Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

5. IS Track Practice in the gym. 

Thursday, January 20 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

S.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

7.00 Address by W. A. Dunmore, State Y. M. C. 
A. Army Secretary, on "Experiences at the Army 
Posts of Maine," in Christian Association Room. 

Friday, January 21 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

5.00 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall. 

S.io Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

7.30 Meeting of Deutscher Verein at the Delta 
Upsilon House. 

Saturday, January 22 

2.30 Make-up gym. 

4.00 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 



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(Tollege Botes 

Burgh, 'ii, preached at Wiscasset, Sunday. 

Lunt, '13, was home in Portland over Sunday. 

Fred H. Dole, '97, was on the campus last week. 

H. E. Rowell, '10, returned from home, Sunday. 

Willard Curtis, '11, preached at Cornish, Sunday. 

The Psi Upsilon fraternity picture was taken 
Tuesday. • 

Renie Lafleche, Medic. '13, is sick at his home in 
Caribou. 

Moulton, '13, visted friends in South Portland, 
Sunday. 

The Quill Board picture was taken Tuesday at 
Webber's. 

Ludwig, 'id, was in Hebron Thursday and Fri- 
day of last week. 

Whittier, '13, is the new Freshman monitor in 
the absence of Harden. 

C. A. Smith, '10, and F. V. Black, '11, returned 
to college Monday of this week. 

A number of fellows take' in the Saturday night 
roller-polo games at Bath each week. 

Tungsten burners have been installed in the 
gym. for the benefit of the fencing squad. 

Prof. Mitchell spoke in Thomaston last week on 
a subject relative to the teaching of English. 

President Hyde addressed the meeting of the 
Faculty Club Monday evening on "School Philoso- 
phy." 

W. J. Curtis, '11, entertained J. Garfield Jen- 
kins, the new Physical Instructor of Bath Y. M. C. 
A. last week. 

Mr. White of Aifgusta will be at the gym. every 
Saturday night for the purpose of giving instruc- 
tions in fencing. 

C. F. Robinson, '03, had an article in the Decem- 
ber Political Science Monthly on "State Taxation 
and Forest Lands." 

Brown, '10, Leigh, '12, Weston, '12, Abbott, '12, 
Clark, '12, and Greenwood, '13, enjoyed a sleighride 
to Mere Point, Sunday. 

The candidates for Assistant Baseball Manager 
are asked to give their names to either E. O. Leigh, 
'12, or A. L. Wiggin, '11. 

Chadbourne, '07, who has been with the Inter- 
national Banking Company, has returned from Lon- 
don and started for Mexico City. 

At a meeting of the Washington County Club 
at the Delta Kappa Epsilon House, Tuesday evening, 
Mr. Herbert Harris of Portland, spoke on Esper- 
anto. 

Examinations for entrance conditions in Latin 
were held Wednesday and Thursday, for Greek con- 
ditions Friday, and for Algebra conditions, Saturday. 

The Boston American of Sunday, January ninth, 
also the Boston Herald of the same date, have arti- 
cles_ on the Clarke family of Damariscotta Mills, 
Maine. The family is made up of seven brothers, 
all of whom have been athletes. Three of these 
brothers, Albert, James, and Walter, have been cap- 
tains of Bowdoin baseball and football teams. 



"Bill" Crowley, '08, was on the campus, Sunday. 

Dr. Copeland gave adjourns in all his courses 
last week. 

Kimball, '11, has gone home because of an at- 
tack of measles. 

Mr. Hitchcock, Cornell, '01, visited friends on the 
campus, Sunday. 

"Mack," janitor in Appleton Hall, has been sick 
during the week. 

Ralph Smith, ex-'io, has been on the campus dur- 
ing the past week. 

P. T. Nickerson, '10, is planning to work on the 
census report this year. 

Bowdoin opens Brown's baseball schedule by a 
game, April 2, at Providence. 

Frank Smith, '12, and S. J. Hinch, '13, returned 
from New York last Saturday. 

Duffy, '13, is reported as much improved in 
health and is now out of danger. 

The picture of the Football Team was printed 
in a late issue of the Lewiston Journal. 

Prof. Chapman gave adjourns in English Liter- 
ature I and 3 on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Prof. W. B. Mitchell is the delegate to the meet- 
ing of the Washington Alumni Association. 

Several students attended the Chapman-Alexan- 
der revival meeting in Portland, Saturday. 

Prof. Robinson gave an adjourn in Chemistry i, 
Monday, to attend a meeting of the Medical Faculty 
at Portland. 

R. D. Morss, '10, returned to college, Monday. 
During the Christmas recess he underwent an oper- 
ation for appendicitis. 

In addition to the list of gymnasium assistants 
given in the last issue, there have been appointed 
Bickmore, '11, and Perry, '13. 

Maloney, '12, will debate next Tuesday night in 
English 5 in place of Brummet, '11, who is sick at 
home with scarlet fever. 

A light has been placed at the back entrance to 
•the library. An attempt is now being made to secure 
suitable lights for the front entrance. 

Freshmen desiring to try for the Assistant Man- 
agership of the Quill, are requested to hand their 
names to either Meserve, '11, or Matthews, '12. 

In an article in the current "World's Work" on 
the work of the artist, Elihu Vedder, is a photo- 
graph of Vedder's painting in the Art Building, 
taken by Prof. Hutchins. 

After the entertainment, Thursday evening, 
given by Webber, 1900, a reception was tendered to / 
him by the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity at their 
Chapter House. The reception was in charge of P. 
B. Morss, '10. 

Ridgley C. Clark, '08, Principal of Fryeburg 
Academy, visited the college for a few days last 
week. During the short time that Clark has been at 
the head of this Academy the enrollment has 
doubled. 

The new catalogue of Colby College is just out. 
The number of students is 298, the largest in the 
history of the institution. The faculty numbers 21, 
four more than last year. The library has 47,000 
volumes and 20,000 pamphlets, 1300 volumes more 
than last year. 



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Hluntni IDepartment 

'50. — An interesting sketch of Hon. 
William P. Frye, LL.D., who has now com- 
pleted forty years of service in the Congress 
of the United States, twelve in fhe House of 
Representatives and twenty-eight in the Sen- 
ate, appeared in the Independent of December 
30, 1909. It contains a recent likeness of the 
Senator and was written by Hon. D. S. Alex- 
ander, LL.D., of the Class of 1870. 

'54. — A recent number of the Farmington 
Chronicle gives an interesting account of the 
miliary career of Gen. Henry Clay Wood, U. 
S. A., who, after a half century of service in 
army, is spending the winter in that village. 
He is one of the few Bowdoin men to whom 
the medal of honor, whidh corresponds to the 
Victoria Cross in England, was awarded dur- 
ing the Civil War for distinguished gallantry 
in action. 

'61. — Miss Florence, youngest daughter 
of Frank L. Dingley, Litt.D.,' of Auburn, Me., 
was married 6 Jan. 1910, at her parents' resi- 
dence, to Mr. Hartley Little Lord, agent of 
the Bates Manufacturing Company of Lew- 
iston. 

'71. — Annie Sewall, wife of Edward P. 
Mitchell, editor of the Nezv York Sun, died at 
her home at Glen Ridge, New Jersey, 13 Dec. 
1909. 

'yy. — Hon. Edward H. Blake of Bangor, 
has been appointed lecturer on admiralty law 
in the Law School of the University of Maine. 

'yy. — Commander Peary lectured last 
week to crowded audiences at Portland, Au- 
gusta and Bangor. He remarked near the 
beginning of his address that "the eye is the 
only instant avenue to the most intelligent 
brain." Later on he showed two sets of pic- 
tures that seemed to prove his assertion. 
Nothing in the Commander's lecture sug- 
gested the fierce endeavor of the long, trying 
journey over the ice pack as did those lantern 
slides. The pictures might have been labelled 
"before and after taking the pole." But there 
was no joke about them. The first series 
showed two of the Eskimos who accompanied 
Peary to the pole. They were taken on board 
the Roosevelt before the journey began and 



showed the round blubbery faced Eskimo 
made familiar in many pictures. The second 
series was of the same men after their return. 
The contrast was remarkable. In place of the 
round, and to civilized eyes, characterless, 
countenances, there flashed out on the screen 
the faces of two men showing forcefulness, 
quiet determination and resourcefulness in 
every line. 

These pictures brought the story of the 
struggle home to the audience and after a 
moment of silence there followed applause 
greater than that accorded to the picture of 
the goal itself. The tension didn't relax until 
Commander Peary told how he had overheard 
the Eskimos after the return to land tell each 
other that certainly the devil must have been 
asleep or engaged in a family quarrel with his 
wife since they had escaped so easily. 

'99. — Rev. Fred R. Marsh is pastor of the 
First Congregational Church at Houston, 
Texas. A recent sermon of his on the 
Progress of the World was printed entire in 
the leading newspaper of that city. 

'03. — A valuable article on State Taxation 
and Forest Lands by Clement F. Robinson, 
appears in the December number of the Polit- 
ical Science Quarterly. 

'04. — Henry Charles Clary, who was a 
member of this class during Freshman year, 
but completed his course at Dartmouth, died 
suddenly of tuberculosis at Hallowell 31 Dec. 
1909. 

'05. — Louis Dwight Harvell Weld, Ph.D., 
was married in New York City 23 Dec. 1909, 
to Florence Barbara Applegate, of that city. 
They will reside at 5123 Ivingseeing Ave., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

'06. — Currier C. Holman, Esq., has been 
appointed by Governor Fernald as municipal 
judge at Farmington, Me. 

'07. — Ammie B. Roberts is instructor in 
English and Argumentation at the University 
of Utah, at Salt Lake City. 

'o7.-^Harry E. Mitchell, Esq., was married 
Jan. I, 1910, to Laura Elizabeth, daughter of 
Mrs. Nancy Livermore Reed, at Brunswick, 
Me. They will reside at i Federal Street. 

'08. — Albert Trowbridge Gould of the Har- 
vard Law School, was married 23 Dec. 1909, 
at Thomaston, Me., to Miss Emilie, daughter 
of John C. Creighton, Esq., of that town. 



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VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 21, 1910 



NO. 24 



ALL OUT FOR THE MINSTREL SHOW 

Are you going to the minstrel show ? No ? 
Then you're going to miss the best chance you 
ever had to spend fifty cents for high class 
comedy. On Saturday night' an all-star 
bunch of "coons" will open a gilt-edged pro- 
duction. Among the good ones due to 
brighten things up are "Bill" Clifford," 
"Puss" Newman, "Nemo" Perry, "Artie" 
Welch, "Mat" Matthews and "Mark" Bur- 
lingame, the soaring tenor. These and a 
goodly crew of loud-lunged gentlemen to join 
in on the chorus are good enough to suit any 
one's taste. Be sure to be on hand Saturday 
night at the town hall to listen to this 
aggregation and help along the baseball team ! 



BOWDOIN ALUMNI CHEER PEARY 

Commander Peary, '77, Qen. Hubbard, '57, Governor 

Quinby, Prof. Emery, '92, Prof. McMillan, '98, 

John W. Frost, '04, and President 

Hyde, the Speakers 

Bowdoin men of New York gathered 150 
strong at the Hotel Gotham, Friday night, for 
their fortieth annual banquet which proved to 
be the most successful ever held in connection 
with the college. The entire white popula- 
tion of the north pole attended and Nature 
furnished the local Arctic color. 

Commander Peary, '"j"], was the guest of 
honor and the men of Bowdoin made him feel 
considerably at home by sending for his sledge 
and a few caribou skins and by opening the 
window now and then and letting him see 
how nicely the snow was piling up in Fifth 
Avenue. They had several songs, written es- 
pecially for the occasion and in commemora- 
tion of Peary's great discovery, and the fre- 
quent use of these prevented the dinner lack- 
ing enthusiasm. 

Dr. Frederick H. Dillingham, ^yj, presi- 
dent of the Alumni Association, was in the 
toastmaster's chair and on either side of him 
sat the speakers. President Flyde, Gen. Thos. 
H. Hubbard, '57 ; Commander Peary, 'jy ; 



Governor Henry B. Quinby of New Hamp- 
shire, '69; ex-Congressman Littlefield; Profes- 
sor Henry C Emery, '92 ; Professor Donald 
B. McMillan, '98 ; and John W. Frost, '04. 

President Hyde spoke in behalf of the col- 
lege and was followed by Gen. Thomas H. 
Hubbard, who delivered a memorial to the 
late Gen. Oliver O. Howard. He said that 
Gen. Howard's services at Gettysburg were 
so important that not only Meade's army was 
saved from rout on the second day, but the 
Union was preserved. "He was a perfect 
soldier and the man who gave the decisive 
turn to the great civil war." Gen. Howard 
was one who did splendid work for his 
country both in military and civil life, said 
Gen. Hubbard, and tho he was grossly ma- 
ligned few men of his time accomplished more 
valuable results for the nation. Gen. Hub- 
bard spoke of his work as the head of the 
Freedmen's Bureau, and said that Gen. How- 
ard should have the credit of inaugurating the 
movement to educate the negroes of the 
South. 

A portrait of Gen. Howard, painted by 
Mme. de Bourbon shortly before his death, 
was seen for the first time Friday night. It 
was his wish that this likeness should take the 
place of the one ,now hanging in Memorial 
Hall. 

There was little chance for the toast-mas- 
ter to introduce Peary, '"^"j. The alumni were 
on their feet shouting the instant Gen. Hub- 
bard ceased talking. The gathering rose as 
one man and cheered and sang for "Bob" 
Peary of the Class of 1877. At the close of 
Commander Peary's speech a group of the 
vounger alumni made a circuit of the hall, 
bearing on their shoulders the sledge which 
made the successful trip to the pole, while the 
alumni sang to the tune of "Marching 
Through Georgia" this stirring ditty: 

The Pole Is Found at Last ! 

Swing out the flag of Bowdoin, boys, the pole is 

found at last ; 
Bring out the wine in plenty — a toast in every glass; 
Bring out the sturdy sledges that have served him 

in the past 
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Chorus : 
Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! for Bob and Dan; 
Hurrah! Hurrah! each one a Bovvdoin man; 
They suffered, struggled on, and made — the pole, an 
"also ran" 

Bowdoin-Americans in glory. 

No mother earth beneath him, a snowdrift for his 

bed, 
The icy cold around him and a hummock for his 

head ; 
But these were only pleasures when he saw the pole 

ahead — 
And Peary's in his new-found glory. 

Chorus — Hurrah ! Hurrah ! etc. 

Old Bowdoin's given the greatest men America has 

known ; 
She's nursed the greatest writers and statesmen of 

renown ; 
But the greatest thing in modern days was when the 
pole went down — 

With Peary and his new-found glory. 
Chorus — Hurrah ! Hurrah ! etc. 

C. F. Carter, '09. 

Commander I^eary said that it was ex- 
tremely enjoyable for him to be present at this 
occasion. "For the last eighteen months I 
have been living a life which has been a strug- 
gle of mind against matter in its most prime- 
val form — the chaos of the Arctic regions. He 
said that Bowdoin deserves more credit than 
any other institution for the discovery of the 
pole. "Three Bowdoin alumni made it possi- 
ble and there were twenty years between each 
one of these members. Gen. Hubbard was a 
member of the Class of '57, my class was '"]"/, 
and Prof. McMillan, '98." 

There was no limit to the applause for 
Prof. Emery, the youthful chairman of the 
National Tariff Board. Then followed 
speeches by ex-Congressman Littlefield, Gov. 
Quinby of N. H., and an account of many in- 
cidents of the polar trip by "Don" McMillan. 
The last speaker was John W. Frost, '04. 

There was also a song by Mrs. Joseph B. 
Roberts,- wife of the secretary of the associa- 
tion, which hailed Peary as "King of the 
frozen north," which the Orient was unable 
to obtain. 



PUBLICATION OF DEBTORS ILLEGAL 

It has been announced that the Orient 
would, in this issue, publish the names of those 
men who still owed inoney to last year's base- 
ball manager, but it will be impossible to do 
this because it is illegal. In the Revised Stat- 
utes of Maine, Chap. 130, Sect. 7 an act en- 



titled, "An act to prohibit publication of lists 
of debtors" makes the Orient liable in an 
action of debt to a penalty not exceeding one 
hundred dollars and not less than twenty-five 
to each person whose name appears on such a 
list. 



AN ORATORICAL LEAGUE 

Amherst, Bowdoin, Browa, Wesleyan and Williams, 

the Members — Second College Smoker to 

be Held February 7th 

The Student Council held its regular Jan- 
uary meeting last week. The first question 
brought up for discussion was relative to mem- 
bership in a proposed Oratorical League with 
Amherst, Brown, Wesleyan and Williams. 
Prof. Mitchell is in receipt of correspondence 
from the colleges mentioned telling of the 
formation of a league for the purpose of hold- 
ing an anntial public speaking contest similar 
to our Class of 1868 Prize Speaking, and in- 
viting Bowdoin to enter. Each college would 
be represented by one speaker who would de- 
liver an original essay, and the place of meet- 
ing would rotate from college to college, com- 
ing here once in five years. It was the senti- 
ment of the Council that Bowdoin enter this 
league. 

It was also decided to have a second college 
smoker on Feb. 7. 



THE DECEMBER QUILL 

A substantial essay, covering eleven of the 
thirty-two pages, a story of merit, a pleasing 
idyl in prose, together with no less than six 
pieces of verse, besides the valedictory of the 
retiring editors, and the brief review of ex- 
changes, make up a sufficiently varied and in- 
teresting number. 

"David Garrick as a Stage Manager" shows 
intelligent study and sensible reflection. The 
subject involves so much literary and social 
history that, in a brief essay, the problem of 
selection is a difficult one. Garrick, the won- 
derful actor, the versatile and fascinating per- 
sonality, prominent in a brilliant circle of au- 
thors and wits, might easily tempt to discur- 
sive treatment. This, the essayist has avoided 
carefully and has confined his view — perhaps 
too closely — ito Garrick the stage manager. 
Sidelights, setting,, background — whatever 
iTieaphor fits the case — add much interest and 
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treatment. The piece is well expressed, 
though the tendency to long sentences is rather 
marked. One or two verbal matters should be 
mentioned: On Page 244, the sentence begin- 
ning, "Nausea'Ied by," illustrates the undesir- 
able "Hanging Participle;" on Page 245, 12 
lines from bottom, "Price" is vaguely used; on 
Page 253, in the sentence, "Goldsmith, we are 
told," etc., a relative pronoun and possibly 
other words appear to have dropped out. 

There is much life and strength in the 
story, "Clarissa Pendexter." The descriptive 
parts are good, and the dialogue is quite free 
and natural. There is humor as well as pathos, 
although the main theme is a sad one. The 
author is referred to "Ye Postman" of this 
number, who "finds to his sorrow that the 
death-rate among the heroes and heroines of 
college stories is still on the increase." A com- 
mendable feature of this story is the effective 
management of detail. The 'hens, however, 
that "scratched about for grasshoppers" ought 
to have known the ways of the "Green little 
vaulter of the sunny grass" rather better. 

The prose idyl, "On Ivikelhahn," the son- 
net, "The Chapel, Holyrood Palace," and the 
verses entitled "A Christmas Thought," being 
graduate contributions, may be accepted with 
thanks without dental inspection, as pleasing 
tokens of continued regard for the literary in- 
terests of the college on the part of alumni. 
The author of the sonnet especially deserves 
well of all Bowdoin men, as the dhairman of 
the first Quill Board, and as one who did much 
to establish the Qitill. 

Four pieces of verse by undergraduates 
would indicate that Longfellow's Alma Mater 
is still a haunt of the Muses. In all of these 
efforts, a feeling for rhythm and a facility of 
rhyme are noticeable, and pleasing imagery is 
not lacking. Lines must "scan" and rhyme 
correctly and run smoothly, as do almost all of 
these. Considerable art is here involved, even 
'though it be the art of mechanism; but this is 
by no means the wihole matter. Given the 
beautiful thought — ^the gift divine — to clothe 
this in perfectly fitting and beautiful phrase, 
which still shall satisfy the demands of meter 
and rhyme — this is the poet's complex task, 
which even the greatest have not always per- 
formed successfully. In the work of begin- 
ners, it would be surprising were there not fre- 
quent instances of lines padded out or crowded 
up, for the sake of the rhyme or the meter. The 
writers of the verses here considered would do 
well to read again with care much of Horace's 



Ars Poetica, particularly the short passage, 
lines 23 to 31, continuing also to line 59. And 
it is to be remembered that while Horace had 
to deal with sufficiently varied and complicated 
quantities and meters, he was happily spared 
the modern handicap of rhyme. Without en- 
larging further on this fruitful topic, or taking 
up these verses in detail, I would recommend 
that the writers go carefully through the 
pieces, line by line, challenging each word and 
phrase with such ques'tions as, is it true to life? 
Necessary to the sense? Clear? Trite? Ade- 
quate? Turgid? Prosaic? 

As to handicap, the 'brief experiment of 
line for line rendering of Vergil is performed 
under illogical restrictions, seeing that the 
original 'hexameters are a foot longer than the 
English blank verse, and have the brevity and 
terseness of classical Latin poetry as well. 
Dryden turns these eleven lines into sixteen 
rhyming pentameters ; Cranch, into twelve and 
a half blank verses ; Rhoades, into thirteen. 
Crane and Ballard have eleven verses, but 
these are hexameters. 

The farewell remarks of the retiring board, 
suggest a very natural weariness, after a year 
of labor under the difficulties that editors of 
college publications have to contend with. Yet 
the Quill oi 1909 as, probably, its editors are 
aware, compares well with that of former 
years. The thirteen volumes now completed 
have been a valuable means of training for 
undergraduates, who at the same time, by 
creditable work, have added to the good name 
of Bowdoin. 

William A. Houghton. 



PRESS CLUB ORGANIZES 

Arrangements have been made for the formation 
of a permanent press club at Bowdoin, to be known 
as the Bowdoin Press Club, organized for the pur- 
pose of co-operation and getting news in advance to 
be released only on the day of the event's occur- 
rence. Among the papers represented are the Bos- 
ton Evening Traveler, Boston Evening Record. Bos- 
ton American, Christian Science Monitor, Boston 
Herald. Portland Evening Express and Advertiser, 
Daily Eastern Argus, Lezuiston Sun. Bangor Com- 
mercial, Daily Kennebec Journal. Bowdoin Orient, 
Intercollegiate, and Brunswick Record. 

The members of the club are : — 

President, Arthur D. Welsh, '12, Portland. 

Vice-President, Harold D. Archer, '13, Dorches- 
ter, Mass. 

Secretary, Leon S. Lippincott, '10, Augusta. 

Lee Mikelsky, '10, Bath ; Harold E. Carney, '12, 
Portland ; Frank D. Townsend, '10. Brunswick ; 
William E. Atwood, '10, Paris; Edward W. Skelton, 
'11, West Brooksville; John L. Crosby, '10, Bangor. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, 1910 Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911, Managing Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

p. B. MORSS. 1910 J. C. WHITE. 1911 

THOMAS OTIS, 1910 E. W. SKELTON, 1911 

•W. E. ROBINSON. 1910 'W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 
W. A. FULLER. 1912 



R. D. MORSS, igio 
J. L. CURTIS, igii 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



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a*es, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

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

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Vol. XXXIX. JANUARY 21, 


, 1910 


No. 24 



The Duties of 
Citizenship 



Mr. A. T. Shorey, '05, of 
the Nezv York World, 
from whose pen we had a 
communication printed in last week's issue, 
scores the colleges of the country for their 
seeming failure to send out men serious- 
minded enough to do their duty as citizens. 
Mr. Shorey made his observations from con- 
ditions in New York, but he need not have 
gone ofif the Bowdoin campus to find examples 
of the most flagrant selfishness, and lack of 
appreciation on the part of the college man for 
his duty as a citizen. There are citizens of 
Bowdoin College who refuse to carry their 
proportional part of the general burden; men 
so inexorably bound up in their own littleness 
that they cannot see their duty as citizens 
clearly enough to pay their taxes, and the pity 



of it is that the managers of teams are denied 
by the law of the State of Maine, that means 
of forcing payment which town tax collectors 
have. In the state, the tax collector is per- 
mitted to publicly advertise for sale enough of 
the property of the debtor to make good his 
indebtedness, but here at college the collector 
of money can do nothing except hound the of- 
fender. It is the sort of man who signs for a 
subscription and does not pay it, that later 
brings the name "college man" into disrepute. 
A man who is not a desirable citizen of the 
college community will not be a desirable cit- 
izen of the state. 



... , .,. , In the life of a college 

Vio ation of a -. , • 

„ ^ community certain cus- 

Custom , , 

toms and practices are es- 
tablished by long usage. At Bowdoin it is 
both a custom and a rule that those who do 
not get into the chapel before the door closes 
shall stay out. We have noticed of late that 
some Freshmen have entered the chapel after 
the door has been closed and the service be- 
gun, and beg to remind the men who have 
done this that continuance of this practice may 
lead to unpleasant results. If you do not get 
in before the door closes, you are not entitled 
to enter, and must not disturb the chapel ser- 
vice by inflicting your presence upon it. The 
late bird who catches the worm, does so in 
defiance of the laws of nature, and at his own 
risk. 



-.11. .11. To the great satisfaction 

Co-operation with the ^f ^j^^ Orient, the Press 

Press Club q^^^ j^^^ ^^ j^^ ^^^ ^^^^^.^ 

agreed not to allow the daily papers to "scoop" 
the Orient. A large part of the time the 
Orient is harassed by unscrupulous newspa- 
per reporters, who get a good piece of news 
from the college and spread it broadcast in 
the daily papers before the Orient had a 
chance at it. The Press Club has courteously 
agreed to give the Orient first claim upon the 
news of the college, and to work upon a sys- 
tem of co-operation. In future the Secretary 
of the Press Club will be given access to the 
Orient's copy, on Wednesday evening of 
each week, when the Orient goes to press. 
He will distribute the news among the several 
undergraduate newspaper correspondents, and 
it will be released for the morning papers on 
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CALENDAR 

Saturday, January 22 
2.30 Make-up gym. 

4.30 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 
8.00 Minstrel Show in the Town Hall. 

Sunday', January 23 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. John H. Quint. 

5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by double quartette. 

Monday, January 24 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4.30 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

4.30 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial Hall. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

8.00 Donald B. McMillan, '98, will lecture in 
Memorial Hall. His subject will be "With Peary 
in the Arctic." 

Tuesday, January 25 

3.30 Make-up gym. 

4.30 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

Wednesday, January 26 
2.3a Track Practice in the gym. 
4.30 Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 
5.00 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Memorial Plall. 
5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

Thursday, January 27 
8.30 Semester Exams, begin. 



LAW AS A LIFE WORK 

Last Thursday evening in the Y. M. C. A. rooms 
Hon. Herbert M. Heath of Augusta, delivered the 
fourth address in the series on Choosing a Life 
Work, his subject being "Law." 

Mr. Heath corrected a statement made that he 
was chairman of the State Committee and inci- 
dentally said that law and politics do not mix. If a 
man thinks of going into law as a stepping-stone 
to politics let him keep out. He will fail in both. 

Next to a jury, Mr. Heath said he feared facing 
a body of college students and especially on such a 
subject as choosing a life work. By a life work or 
profession we mean that to which we consecrate our 
lives and in this capacity law is second to none, for 
in it we fulfill the responsibility of life by doing 
something. Law should not be undertaken for the 
money there is in it nor for the opportunity it offers 
for bringing one before public notice, but only when 
he feels it is his life's duty. If fitted to it, the 
noblest work is the ministry but close to it comes 
the law. Both search for truth, both uplift, and 
require self-sacrifice, abnegation and duty to others. 

The all-important question regarding law is : 
Have I the aptitude? Am I fitted physically, men- 
tally and morally for this work? No occupation 
known to man requires such physical powers, nerves 
and endurance as does the law. It requires the 
hardest kind of mental labor known, more hours of 
concentration and more enduring strength. The 



mental deficiencies can be made up in the course of 
a lifetime but physical strength, the capacity to do 
twenty-four hours' work in six with but little rest 
is necessary unless the man be content with medi- 
ocrity. 

The mental draft is equally telling. In other call- 
ings time is given for thought. Not so in law. Often- 
times the choosing of the right word in the brief in- 
terval in a cross-examination between the answer of 
the witness and the putting of the next question 
spells victory or defeat. In this warfare of words 
Latin and Greek with the mental training required 
are invaluable. Pure, plain English, short effective 
words are the kind to be addressed to the jury about 
a fifth of whose limited vocabulary is monosyllables. 
Colleges should instruct in the vernacular of the 
plain people. Mr. Heath himself after having been 
in the profession twenty-two years, collected all the 
words he could think of and then wrote synonyms 
for them in the language of the every-man man. The 
training was strengthening, the experience invalua- 
ble. Hon. Thomas B. Reed told Mr. Heath how in 
like manner when Speaker of the House, he learned 
and became a critic in French and Italian. As is 
well known, his style was marvelous in its effective- 
ness. 

A moral aptitude is of prime importance Law 
is a science where every man gets his due and in no 
other profession is a man of low morals so quickly 
detected. 

There are many alluring things about law, for by 
our defeats we learn, and from our victories we de- 
rive much pleasure. If you can give all your work 
and powers, mental, moral and physical, then the 
law is for you. 



FIRST JUNIOR ASSEMBLY 

The first of the Junior Assemblies, given in 
Memorial Hall last Friday evening, by the mem- 
bers of the Junior Class, was attended by a some- 
what smaller number than usual, but the order of 
fourteen dances were greatly enjoyed by all present. 
Owing to the fact that dancing is allowed only until 
midnight, the commitee decided to shorten the order 
from the usual twenty to fourteen, thus permitting 
plenty of time for each dance and not making it 
necessary to shorten the last few dances to only a 
few minutes. The committee in charge consisted of 
Lawlis, Cole, Black, Dennis and Parkman. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Franklin C. Robin- 
son, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. George T. Little and 
Mrs. Roscoe Ham. Among those present were 
Miss Evelyn Stetson, Miss Lucy Stetson, 
Miss Sue Winchell, Miss Frances Little, Miss 
Marguerite Hutchins, Miss Emily Felt of 
Brunswick, Miss Janette Peters, Miss Dorothy Ab- 
bott, Miss Irene Hayden. Miss Frances Skolfield, 
Miss Mildred Mace, Mrs. C. T. Peters, Miss Mar- 
jorie Bradbury of Portland, Miss Lina Andrews, 
Miss Ethel Hawley, Miss Florence Slocum of Bath, 
Mrs. Thomas R. Winchell of Houlton, Miss Clara 
Goodwin, Miss Mary Stinson of Augusta, Miss 
Edith Dennis, Miss Alice Dennis of Melrose, Mass., 
Miss Helen Miller, Miss Margaret Crosby of Bangor, 
Miss Viola Dixon of Freeport, Miss Edith Dunn of 
Lewiston, j\Iiss Tessie O'Brien of Oldtown, Mrs. 
Allen Johnson, Mrs. Louis A. Parsons of Bruns- 
wick. 



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THE MIMES OF HERONDAS 

^Monday evening, Professor Clarence H. White of 
Colby College, lectured in Hubbard Hall upon the 
subject, "The Mimes of Herondas." Only one 
printed English translation of the mimes exists and 
Professor White read from his own translation, 
which is written in very common, conversational 
language. Professor White's reading proved his 
statement that the Greeks' appreciation of comedy 
was very keen. 

In speaking of the origin of the mimes, Profes- 
sor White said, that up to about twenty years ago, 
only a few lines in the form of mimes from Thucy- 
dides enisted, but at that time excavations brought 
out a roll containing seven of Herondas' mimes 
fairly complete and parts of others. They were 
readily recognized as the mimes of Herondas from 
the fact that parts of them agreed exactly with the 
few lines already known. The original roll is in the 
possession of the British Royal Society. 

The mimes of the Greeks have undoubtedly had 
considerable influence upon literature. Indeed, 
there can be found traces of their influence extending 
down through Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid. 

The mimes translated in part by Professor White 
in his lecture, were the following: 

1. The Procuress. 

2. The Brothel Keeper. 

3. The School Master. 

4. Women making offerings and sacrifices to 
Aescelapus. 

5 and 6. Omitted. 

7. A Jealous Woman. 

8. The Shoe Maker. 

After the lecture the Classical Club held a meet- 
ing in Classical Room. 

The following schedule of exchange lectures has 
been arranged by the Classical faculty for the rest of 
the year. March (date not set) Professor Nixon 
will speak at Colby upon the subject, "Modern 
Aspects of Roman Wit." March 8, Professor Wood- 
ruff will speak at University of Maine upon the sub- 
ject, "Athens." March 10, Professor Sills will 
speak at Bates upon the subject, "Virgil and Ten- 
nyson." March 14, Professor Chase of Maine will 
speak here upon a subject not yet announced. Feb- 
ruary 14, Professor Knapp of Bates will speak here 
upon the subject, "Martial." 



FIRST COLLEGE TEA 

The first of the Bowdoin College teas, held in 
Alumni Room, Hubbard Hall, Friday afternoon, was 
a very enjoyable occasion and afforded an excellent 
opportunity for the students, especially the Fresh- 
men to become acquainted with the ladies of Bruns- 
wick and a large number of the younger set. There 
were many visitors present, including many young 
ladies who were in town to attend the Junior Assem- 
bly in the evening. Alumni Hall was tastefully dec- 
orated with red carnations, smilax and ferns. 

In the receiving line were Mrs. Frank E. Wood- 
ruff, Mrs. Franklin C. Robinson, Mrs. George T. 
Little, Mrs. Geo. T. Files, Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell 
and Mrs. Henry P. Fairchild. A new feature of the 
tea was the welcoming committee, consisting of Prof. 
Frank E. Woodruff, Prof. Franklin C. Robinson, 



Prof. George T. Little, Prof. George T. Files, and 
Prof. Henry P. Fairchild, whose duties it was to 
introduce the students to the visitors present. 

Refreshments of punch, tea, coffee, fancy crack- 
ers and candies were served. Mrs. Charles C. 
Hutchins presided at the coffee table. Mrs. Hudson 
B. Hastings and Mrs. Allen Johnson at the tea tables 
and Mrs. William A. Moody and Mrs. Roscoe Ham 
at the punch table. They were assisted in serving 
by Miss Caroline Robinson, Miss Helen Eaton, Miss 
Rachel Little, Miss Thesea McKinley, Miss Mar- 
garet Sutherland, Miss Sarah Pennell, Miss Edith 
Woodruff, Miss Cecil Houghton, Miss Sue Winchell, 
Miss Anna Snow, Miss Ethel Webb. 

The ushers were Warren E. Robinson, '10, of 
Arlington, Mass., Alpha Delta Phi ; Ernest G. Fi- 
field, '11, of Conway, N. H., Delta Kappa Epsilon ; 
Philip A. Cole, '12, of Bath, Theta Delta Chi ; Gar- 
diner W. Cole, '10, of East Raymond. Zeta Psi ; 
Abraham J. Somes, Mt. Desert, Delta Upsilon ; Ed- 
ward W. Skelton, '11, of East Brooksfield, Kappa 
Sigma; Oliver T. Sanborn, '11. of Portland. Psi 
LIpsilon; John L. Curtis. '11, of Camden, Beta Theta 
Pi; John L. Roberts. '11, of Brunswick, non-frater- 
nity; Harry H. Lente, Med. '12, of Franklin, Mass., 
Phi Chi, and Archibald W. Dunn, Med. '12, of 
Auburn, Alpha Kappa Kappa. 



CONCERT AT RICHMOND 

To-night the musical clubs give their first con- 
cert of the year at Richmond. The clubs will not be 
definitely picked until after this Semester but this 
concert gives the leaders and directors a chance to 
find out what the clubs can do and where they should 
be improved. A definite program for the big trips 
has not been made out. Following is the program 
of the concert at Richmond : 

1. Opening Song — We'll Sing to Old Bowdoin 

Fogg, '02 
Glee and Mandolin Clubs 

2. Carmena Wilson 

Glee Clubs 

3. The Quilting Party Thoinfison 

Mandolin Club 

4. Les Adieux DcLarasate 

C. E. Kellogg 

5. Rosary Nevin 

Glee Club 

6. Reading Selected 

Welsh 

7. Heart Murmurs Rolfe 

Mandolin Club 
. 8. Traumerei Scliumann 

Pierce, Roberts, Weeks, Churchill, Cole 
9. Swords Out for Charlie Billiard 

Stone 
ID. Reading — Selected 

Stephens 

11. On Board the Derelict Campbell 

Glee Club 

12. Bowdoin Beata Pierce, '96 
Phi Chi Anon 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs 



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THERE WILL BE NO MEETING OF THE WEEK 
END LEAGUE THIS WEEK. THE MEMBERS WILL 
STAY IN TOWN AND GO TO THE MINSTREL SHOW 
SATURDAY EVENING. 

Wyman, '12, returned to college Tuesday. 

White, '03. was on the campus Thursday. 

Adjourns were given in Chemistry I. Friday. 

Kendrie, '10, played at Damariscotta, Thursday. 

A. W. Stone, '10, returned to college last week. 

Faculty notices were sent out during the week. 

P. B. Morss, '10, entertained his father over Sun- 
day. 

The Orient Board sat for its picture Wednesday 
noon. 

A meeting of the Bugle Board was held Monday 
evening. 

Professor Johnson gave adjourns in Government 
Monday. 

Renie Lafleche, Medic. '13, returned to college 
last week. 

W. H. Curtis. '11, has accepted a regular pastor- 
ate at Cornish. 

Boynton, '10, has just recovered from a severe 
attack of the measles. 

Professor Copeland gave a one-hour exam, in 
Biology I. Wednesday. 

Rowell, '10, has been obliged to leave college on 
account of a nervous breakdown. 

The class in Greek History has been reading one 
of Aristophanes' plaij's, "The Frogs." 

Hall, '13, sprained his ankle quite badly while 
running on the outdoor track last week. 

Cole, '10, has been appointed proctor in South 
Maine during the absence of Rowell, '10. 

The Boston Alumni Association will have its an- 
nual banquet February 10, at the Hotel Somerset. 

Wiggin. '13, Saunders, '13, Pike, '13, and Cush- 
man, '13, are out for assistant baseball managership. 

John Drew appeared in "Inconstant George" at 
the Empire Theatre, Lewiston, Tuesday of this 
week, 

Pullen, Macomber, Moore and Washburn of the 
Phi Chapter of Zeta Psi were at the Zete House, 
Sunday. 

Commander Robert Peary is to be the guest of 
honor at the Washington Alumni Association 
Meeting. 

A number of students who graduated from 
Hebron are planning to visit the Academy between 
semesters. 

Prof. White of Colby, was entertained at the 
Beta Theta Pi House with Prof. Sills after the 
lecture, Monday evening. 

Many sub-Freshmen are to visit the college at 
the time of the Minstrel Show. They will be enter- 
tained by the various fraternities. 



The clay model of the statue of Thomas B. Reed 
which is to be erected in Portland, has been com- 
pleted in Paris by Burr C. Miller. 

Brown, '10, Spinney, '12, Clarke, '12, Pratt, '13, 
and Greenwood, '13, and Mr. Mclntyre, enjoyed a 
sleigh-ride and dinner at Bowdoinham, Sunday. 

Mr. White of Augusta, was in the gym. Satur- 
day night for the purpose of instructing students in 
fencing. This week he will be here, Friday evening. 

A large number of students and members of the 
faculty attended the readings given in the Town 
Hall last Thursday night by Miss Katherine Jewell 
Evarts. 

Prof. Henry Chapman heard Dr. Crothers and 
Dr. Sheldon speak Tuesday, Jan. '11, at the convo- 
cation exercises held at the Bangor Theological 
Seminary. 

Crossland, '10, and Burgh, '11, were in Bangor 
from Tuesday to Thursday of last week, attending 
the convocation exercises held at the Bangor Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

Consternation prevails among the one hundred or 
more students of Tulane College, following the ex- 
amination of every student for hookworms. It is 
announced that more than a third of the members, 
robust specimens of mankind, are found to be in- 
fected. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION MEETING 

There will be an exceptionally important meeting 
of the Christian Association on February loth. On 
that date the proposed constitution for the associa- 
tion will be voted on. The proposed constitution is 
modeled after those of other colleges. It has passed 
the executive committee and cabinet which assured 
the college that it is needed as a working basis. ■ 
Three of the provisions are of special interest. 
They are as follows : 

1. A provision to change the name of the organ- 
ization from the "Christian Association" to the 
"Young Men's Christian Association of Bowdoin 
College." 

2. A provision for the election of an alumni 
advisory committee. The value of such a committee 
is obvious. It will give stability to the organization 
and be of great service in aiding the officers in the 
direction of the policies of the Association and the 
extension of its work. Is power is to be merely 
advisory. 

3. A provision for the securing of a better 
method of raising money for the support of Mr. 
Hiwale, '09. 

The adoption of the constitution will be a decided 
step in advance and it is hoped that there will be a 
large representation of the student body present to 
consider its provisions and vote on them. 

Before the business meeting of the evening. Dr. 
D. A. Robinson, '73. of Bangor, will give the fifth 
address in the series on "Choosing a Life Work." 
His subject will be "Medicine." 



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'46. — Stetson L. Hill, Esq., for three years 
a member of the Class of 1846, died 18 Dec. 
1909, at Riverside, Cal. Mr. Hill was the first 
register of probate of Androscoggin County 
and for many years a prominent lawyer at 
Webster, Me. 

'56. — The fiftieth anniversary of the settle- 
ment of Rev. Edwin Pond Parker, D.D., as 
pastor of the Second Church in Hartford, 
Conn., was celebrated with great eclat on the 
afternoon and evening of January eleventh. 
President Taft was one of the many distin- 
guished men who tendered personal apprecia- 
tions of this able and devoted pastorate of half 
a century. 

'57. — George Washington Pierce, son of 
Hon. Josiah Pierce (Bowdoin, 1818), and 
Evelina (Lewis) Pierce was born i July, 
1836, at Gorham, Maine. After graduation 
he studied law with his father for a time, but 
then entered upon civil engineering as his life 
work. For many years he resided at West 
Baldwin, Me., where he died after a brief ill- 
ness of pneumonia 9 Jan. 1910. "He was a 
man of marked intellectual powers, of great 
literary attainments and of a personality that 
endeared him to a wide circle of friends." 

'76. — Mr. Horace Russell Sturgis was mar- 
ried 12 Jan. 1910, to Miss Annie Lorene Con- 
nick at Riverside, Me. 

'84. — The University of Chicago Press has 
issued this month a scholarly octavo of 362 
pages entitled Ezra Studies, in which Profes- 
sor Charles C. Torrey of Yale University, sets 
forth fully and constructively new views re- 
specting the authorship and character of cer- 
tain books of the Old Testament. 

'89. — James L. Doherty has recently been 
appointed city solicitor of Springfield, Mass. 
Says the Springfield Republican: 

"The appointment by Mayor Lothrop of 
James L. Doherty as city solicitor is a popu- 
lar one. It is generally conceded that Mr. 



Doherty is one of the most capable lawyers in 
Western Massachusetts. His honesty, thor- 
oughness and carefulness should make him 
one of the best city solicitors Springfield ever 
had. He will have to deal with some impor- 
tant questions, as the year that now is will 
probably witness interesting developments in 
the river front situation, and there are other 
matters coming up that will need a lawyer of 
Mr. Doherty's stamp. 

"Mr- Doherty was born in Canterbury 
parish. New Brunswick, March 24, 1865, the 
son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Doherty. He 
was the third of a family of seven children, all 
of whom were raised on a farm. When he 
was a boy Mr. Doherty's parents removed to 
Houlton, Me., where he received his early edu- 
cation. He entered Bowdoin College, being 
graduated in the Class of 1889. Mr. Doherty 
was admitted to the Maine bar in 1891 and for 
three years he practiced law in Oldtown, Me. 
Pie came to Springfield in 1895 and took up the 
practice of law. He is a member of the law 
firm of Doherty & Brownson, with offices in 
the Court Square theatre building." 

'89. — Dr- Verdeil Oberon White of East 
Dixfield, Me., and Miss Lottie Marie Smith, 
were married on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1909, at 
Oakland, Me. They will be "at home" after 
Feb. I at East Dixfield, where the bridegroom 
is a successful practicing physician. 

'99. — ^It is announced! that Director 
Durand of the United States Census Bureau 
has selected Leon B. Leavitt, '99, to have 
charge of the collection of statistics of manu- 
factures in this state. 

00. — A daughter, Jean Putnam, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Islay F. McCormick of Rox- 
bury, Mass., Dec. 2, 1909. 

'03. — Donald E- McCormick and Miss 
Helen E. Avery of South Framingham, Mass., 
were married Dec. 28, 1909. 

'03. — James B. Perkins and Miss Fannie 
Orne of Boothbay Harbor, were married Jan. 
2, 1910. 

'05.' — ^Lieutenant Harold E. Marr, Field 
Artillery, U. S. A., has been transferred from 
Fort D- A. Russell, Wyoming, to Vancouver 
Barracks, Washington. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY ii, 1910 



VOL. XXXIX 



NO. 25 



RELAY TEAM TRIALS 

The final trials of the relay team were held on 
the out-door board track last Saturday afternoon. 
Each man ran 390 yards, the distance each man 
on the team will run at the B. A. A. games to-morr 
row night. Following is the time of each man who 
ran : 

Capt. Col'bath, '10, 47 sec. 
Edwards, '10, 48 sec. 
Tuttle, '13, 49 2-5 sec. 
Robinson, 'ii, 49 3-5 sec. 
Deming, '10, 49 4-5 sec. 
^McFarland, '11, 51 i-S sec. 
Anderson (Medic), 51 1-5 sec. 
Emery, '13, 51 4-5 sec. 
Timberlake, '13, 52 sec. 
Walker, '13, 53 sec. 

Bob Cole did not run on account of strained ten- 
don. The team will line up as follows : Captain Col- 
bath, Cole, Edwards, with either Tuttle or Robin- 
son for fourth man. Besides these men, Bowdoin 
will enter McKenney, '12, in the 40-yard dash and 
Burlingame, '12, in the high jump. 



LECTURE BY PROF. DONALD B. McMlLLAN 
Bowdoin Men Hear the Story of Peary's Dash to Pole 

On Monday evening, January 24th, Bow- 
doin men had the opportunity to listen to the 
story of the conquest of the Pole from the lips 
of the Bowdoin man who accompanied him. 
Right royally was Prof. McMillan greeted. 
To realize that Bowdoin men urged by Bow- 
doin spirit had accomplished the feat that has 
baffled the world's greatest explorers for three 
centuries was enough to stir the blood in the 
veins of every Bowdoin man present. 

Prof. McMillan's lecture was given under 
the auspices of the Ibis. Memorial Hah was 
crowded with students and townspeople. 
Many came from distant towns and cities. 
The speaker was introduced by Robert Hale, 
president of the Ibis. 

The lecture consisted of a brief talk on 
Arctic history, anecdotes and interesting expe- 
rience of Prof. McMillan's life among the 
Eskimos followed by about 130 colored slides 
illustrating the trip from New York to the 
Polar Sea and return. The slides dealt with 



every phase of life in the Arctic; midnight 
sun, Eskimos hunting walrus, deer, musk 
oxen, narwhal, hare and seal; the Roosevelt 
smashing thru ice; winter quarters; dash for 
the Pole; rough ice of Polar sea; dogs drag- 
ging sledges over high pressure ridges; cross- 
ing leads of water on ice cakes ; sledging along 
the shore of Greenland to the most northern 
point of land in the world; finding of large, 
herds of musk-oxen; finding of Greeley relics 
at Fort Conger; return to Etah; leaving the 
Eskimos at their home; landing in Labrador; 
from there to Sidney and thence to New York. 

Prof. McMillan was asked many questions 
about points suggested by his lecture and an- 
swered all with a frankness that made a deep 
impression. His modesty in telling of the part 
he took and exploiting the work of others was 
also noticeable. / 

Cook's name was not mentioned in the /\ 
lecture. 

A reception was given Prof. McMillan at 
the Theta Delta Chi house after the lecture. 

Besides the happy recollection of the 
lecture of Prof. Donald B. McMillan on 
"With Peary at the Pole," Monday evening, 
Bowdoin students will always have something 
by which to remember the evening and at the 
same time remind them that two Bowdoin men 
will always be associated with the greatest 
achievement of the age. 

It is a Theta Delta Chi flag which Prof. 
McMillan presented to the Bowdoin chapter of 
of that fraternity after his lecture. The flag 
was made by Prof. McMillan in the Arctics 
and was raised by him on a pole with the Bow- 
doin and Yale flags and Stars and Stripes at 
the point farthest north reached by him. 

Thoughts of his fraternity and Alma Ma- 
ter were uppermost in his mind at that impor- 
tant moment in his life. Hence the Bowdoin 
and Theta Delta Chi flags. Love for his 
friend, Borup, a Yale man, the official 
photographer of the party and for his country 
account for the other two flags. 

The flag is made from a piece of red flan- 
nel shirt on which appear the Greek letters in 
deer skin representing the fraternity. The 
chapter will have the flag framed and will 
treasure it as one of their most valued prizes. 



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WASHINGTON ALUMNI BANQUET 

The 28th Annual Banquet of the Bowdoin 
Akmini Association of the District of Colum- 
bia was held at the Hotel Raleigh, Thursday 
evening, Jan. 20, 1910. The attendance was 
uncommonly large, numbering about fifty, and 
representing classes from 1843 down to 1907. 
Among the distinguished men present were 
Commander Peary, Senator Frye, Governor 
Quinby of New Hampshire, Representative 
Alexander, H. C. Emery, President of the 
National Tariff Board, and Reprsentative S. 
W. McCall of Massachusetts. Prof. Wilmot 
B. Mitchell represented the college. 

Senator Frye acted as Toast-master. In 
introducing Commander Peary he called him 
"a patient, bold and successful hunter for the 
North Pole, and the only one in the world 
who ever got there." Hearty applause greeted 
this statement. Commander Peary made a 
very modest speech, for a man who has 
achieved so much. He said that the keynote 
of his success was experience, and that the 
winning of the Pole stood for the inevitable 
victory of patience and persistence. 

President Emery of the Tariff Board made 
a most impressive speech, the literary finish of 
which was worthy of a master. He congrat- 
ulated Commander Peary upon his success, 
and the college upon the loftiness of her 
ideals. Representative McCall, who had been 
introduced by D. S. Alexander, as "the man 
who dared decline the Presidency of Dart- 
mouth College," said that he admired the inti- 
mate relations existing at Bowdoin between 
the students and members of the faculty, and 
contrasted it in this respect with Harvard Uni- 
versity where so many students never have an 
opportunity to speak to the President. He 
remarked on the poets, statesmen, jurists and 
scholars Bowdoin had given to the world, and 
said that in addition to all her other trophies 
she could now store away the North Pole. 

Governor Quinby spoke of his deep inter- 
est in the college, saying that his grandfather 
graduated from Bowdoin in 1806. Turning 
to a humorous vein he told of his efforts in 
college to bring up in the way they should go 
various underclassmen who have since become 
prominent. 

Professor Mitchell brought a cheerful 
message from the college, saying that it was 
never so prosperous nor its future so bright as 



it is to-day. He spoke of the need of a new 
gymnasium, and dwelt at some length on the 
important parts that go to make up a real col- 
lege. Fine buildings and a strong faculty are 
not alone sufficient, said he, but the college is 
judged largely by the character and abilily of 
its alumni and especially by its student body. 
He emphasized the fact that the student body 
must be strong, earnest, broad-minded, and of 
high ideals. His speech was finished, and gave 
the impression of coming from the heart; it 
was the subject of most favorable general com- 
ment. 

Throughout the banquet the utmost good- 
fellowship prevailed, and the oldest men were 
as young as the youngest. Many Bowdoin 
songs were sung including Bowdoin Beata 
and Phi Chi. The old officers were re-elected, 
and a committee of five was appointed to solicit 
subscriptions among the Washington .A.lumni 
toward the purchase of a portrait of Gen. O. 
O. Howard, which he desired should be pre- 
sented to the college. 



BOWDOIN=WESLEVAN DEBATE 

After several weeks of preliminary nego- 
tiation, the following question has been 
adopted for the Bowdoin- Wesleyan debate : 

"Resolved, That the United States should 
adopt a central bank similar to the Imperial 
Bank of Germany." The date of this debate 
has not been as yet definitely settled, but it is 
expected that it will be set in the middle of 
April. 

This question is also to be discussed in the 
Bradbury Prize Debate, which will occur 
about the first of March. The trials for the 
Bradbury are on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the 
debating room and are open to all students in 
college. The speeches are to be seven min- 
utes. All members of English VII. will be 
required to speak at the. trials as a part of the 
regular work in the course. 

The central bank question is an especially 
appropriate one at present. A bill providing 
for one is now before Congress and the pro- 
posal has the open advocacy of Senator Al- 
drich and President Taft. The matter is be- 
ing widely discussed in journals and maga- 
zines, particularly those relating to financial 
affairs. The question is one of comparatively 
recent date and has not yet been debated by 
colleges of prominence. 



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THE NEXT COLLEGE PREACHER 

Next Sunday Bowdoin will have an oppor- 
tunity to "get in line" with other New Eng- 
land colleges by showing her interest in Mis- 
sions. Nearly every other college in the 
country now conducts Mission Study courses, 
and aims to interest the students in intelligent 
support of Missions. In order that this may 
be done here, Rev. J. P. Jones, D.D., of India, 
and Kenneth Latourette, Ph.D., under ap- 
pointment to the Gale Mission in China, will 
speak on Sunda)^. 

Dr. Jones is one of the most prominent 
missionaries in all India, as he went out in 
1878 as one of the earliest missionaries. Pie is 
located at Pasumalai, which is in the general 
district in which A. S. Hiwale, 1909, is now 
working. Dr. Jones has developed the edu- 
cational system of the province, established 
schools of all sorts, and is dean of the large 
Theological Seminary at Pasumalai. Last 
year he received the Viceroy's Medal in recog- 
nition of his work for India. He is the au- 
thor of many well-known books on India. Dr. 
Jones was a prominent speaker at the recent 
convention in Rochester, and his furlough has 
been extended in order that he may speak at 
the big Laymen's Missionary Meetings which 
are being held in the 70 largest cities in the 
country. He recently spoke for two successive 
Sundays at Williams College, where he was 
very well liked by the students. He will 
speak in the "Church on the Hill" in tlie morn- 
ing, at the College Chapel in the afternoon, 
and at the Christian Association meeting at 7 
in the evening. 

Mr. Latourette, who will also speak at the 
evening meeting, is one of the Student Volun- 
teer Secretaries this year, in which capacity he 
visited Bowdoin last fall. He has been closely 
connected with the religious and missionary 
work at Yale for four years, and goes this 
summer to the new Yale College in China. 
During his visit here he will be entertained at 
a number of the Fraternity houses. At Dart- 
mouth and the University of Vermont, re- 
cently, he was warmly received at nearly every 
House, where, by informal conversation with 
him, the men became much interested in mis- 
sionary progress. 

Next week the five weeks' course in Mis- 
sion Study will begin with over 15 groups led 
by different students. The course will be on 



India, particular attention being paid to the 
work of Mr. Hiwale, the Bowdoin missionary. 
During the month subscriptions for his work 
will be received, and it is hoped that at least 
hslf of his support, which is $600 a year, may 
be raised here in collee:e. 



COLLEGE SMOKER 

Bowdoin students began the second semes- 
ter with a rousing get-together at a smoker 
under the auspices of the student council in 
Memorial Hall, Monday evening. After a 
hard two weeks of mid-year exams, which 
ended Friday they felt like celebrating and 
entered into the evening's program with more 
than ordinary spirit. Practically every stu- 
dent besides many guests, was present. 

The program included selections by the 
Bowdoin band ; readings by G. W. Cole ; vio- 
lin solo by William Callahan, who is a Lewis- 
ton boy, dancing and popular songs. It closed 
with singing of college songs and giving of 
class and college yells. Mr. Scruton, Bates, 
'13, played the piano accompaniment for Cal- 
lahan's solo. Twombley, '13, played the piano 
accompaniment for the songs. 

Souvenir pipes were given away with to- 
bacco for the evening. Fruit and popcorn 
were served. 



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ATHLETIC COUNCIL MEETS 

Several Important Measures Passed 

At the meeting of the Athletic Council held just 
before the beginning of the mid-year examinations, 
the following measures were passed : 

1. It was voted not to invite preparatory schools 
from without the State to participate in the annual ^ 
Bowdoin Interscholastic Meet to be held here May 

28, 1910. 

2. It was voted to abandon the New York base-i ^ 
ball trip this year. The reason for this action was 
because the trip cannot be made self-supporting 

and the Athletic Association Treasury is depleted. 

3. The following recommmendation of the Stu- 
dent Council was adopted : "The Student Council 
recommends that numeral sweaters showing class 
colors be abolished, and that in their places shall be 
substituted white sweaters with black numerals." 

4. The matter of awarding "B's" and class 
numerals was discussed and notice is hereby given 
to the student body that hereafter no student shall 
wear a college letter of any kind or class numerals 
until the same have been officially awarded him by 
the secretary of the Athletic Council. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

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p. B. MORSS, 1910 J. C. WHITE, 1911 

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W. A. FULLER. 1912 



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The following editorial en- 
As Others See Us titled "The Ideal College 

Man," taken from the col- 
umns of a Western college paper, speaks for 
itself: 

"An ideal college man is a clean, well- 
bred, ordinarily studious and athletically in- 
clined fellow. Of course as with other ideals, 
no two persons will have the same conception 
of this ideal, and different localities and col- 
leges will demand different ideals of men. For 
instance in the East, a man to. come up to the 
general standard must be pretty well endowed 
with money, must have social standing, and in 
general must be a man of the world. In the 
West and Middle West these conditions do 
not necessarily exist and we find men with lit- 
tle money behind them and from obscure fami- 
lies taking a leading part in the affairs of the 
college. A man's money is no hindrance to 
him as we find numberless men, who while 



immensely wealthy, take prominent positions 
in the various universities. But in the West 
this is not on account of their money, but 
because they have the other qualifications men- 
tioned the ideal college man should possess," 
etc., for a column. 

We trust that after reading the above, our 
bloated plutocratic leaders in college activities 
here at Bowdoin will never again give expres- 
sion to the old saying: "Ain't it hell to be 
poor." 

Look Forward, For p ra c t i c a_l purposes 

• Not Backward advancement in life 
means becoming conspicu- 
ous in life — obtaining a position which shall be 
acknowledge by others to be respectable and 
honorable. In such a conspicuous position has 
stood Bowdoin's baseball team during the last 
three years, with games in New York, and 
New Jersey. It is with a feeling of sincere 
regret that we have in the present issue of the 
Orient to announce that the Athletic Council 
has instructed the baseball manager to omit 
the New York trip, but regret linked with 
commendation for. the wisdom of the Council. 
If an institution cannot become self-support- 
ing, it must be done away with, and in view of 
the fact that the New York trip has brought 
financial disaster upon three baseball man- 
agers, it is altogether fitting and proper that it 
be discontinued until such time as it will be- 
come a paying proposition, or at least a self- 
supporting proposition. However, it only re- 
mains to look forward and not backward ; for- 
ward to the time when increased prosperity of 
the college will allow her to again send her 
teams outside of New England. 



Millions for 



In no other year since 

' i"' ,. the world began were such 
Education , ? 

vast sums of money given 

for education and charity as in the year 1909. 
They amount to almost $135,000,000 in this 
country alone. This is $75,000,000 more than 
the great sums given in 1908. 

The largest giver was John Stewart Ken- 
nedy, the banker, who left $30,000,000 for 
educational and charitable purposes. Second 
in the list is John D. Rockefeller, who 
during the year gave $13,702,000. The 
third is Andrew Carnegie, $6,392,000, 
$2,000,000 of which is to build and 
furnish a school of applied science in Pitts- 
burg, Pa. The same city gets from the C. L. 



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Magee estate $5,000,000 to build a hospital for 
women. James Milliken of Decatur, III, left 
$2,400,000 to his native city for hospitals and 
other insttutions, and Mrs. Russell Sage gave 
$1,965,000 for various good purposes. There 
were many smaller givers. 



The readers of the Orient 
A Live Issue are doubtless aware that 
the columns of the Orient 
have, for several numbers, contained notices 
relative to "Foreign Missions and Mission 
Study." "There's a reason" — and it's just 
this. 

The Foreign Mission Movement is one of 
the great sociological movements of the age. 
All students who have taken Sociology V. 
know this, as do all who have talked with the 
Bowdoin delegates to the Rochester Conven- 
tion last Christmas time. 

The movement is gaining strength every 
day. The scope of its work is tremendous and 
its success lies wholly in the hands of the men 
who take up Foreign Missions for a life work. 
The ideal man for the work is the college man 
of to-day. 

Are you interested? You should be, even 
tho you may not contemplate mission work as 
a life vocation. 

It will pay every man in college to do three 
things : 

1. Go to hear Dr. Jones and Mr. Latour- 
ette next Sunday. 

2. Enroll in a Mission Study group. 

3. Subscribe something towards the sup- 
port of Hiwale, '09, who is now working 
actively at the "Bowdoin" Mission in India. 



The sum total of human 
The Minstrel Show effort to appeal to the aes- 
thetic in man is composed 
of two factors ; a production is either artistic 
or non-artistic. All competent critics, and the 
majority of the incompetent would place the 
Bowdoin Minstrel Show in the category of 
non-artistic productions. Before the Show 
was staged this year, the Orient tried with- 
out publicity to make possible te substitution 
of something more in keeping with the colle- 
giate atmosphere, but for alleged financial 
reasons, the Show was put on this year in 
spite of the general sentiment against it. Now 
that it is over, we do not intend to mince mat- 
ters, and wish to state publicly that "bum com- 
edy" is not the logical production of a college 



like Bowdofn. The Minstrel Show would un- 
doubtedly have made a great hit with the 
people of lower Maine Street, if presented as 
a vaudeville feature at the moving picture 
theatre, or would have passed hook night at 
the Columbia theatre in Boston, but it failed to 
meet the requirements of a college community. 
The college is capable of something better and 
in future will demand something better. 

There are two sources from which it is pos- 
sible to take the substitute for the college Min- 
strels — drama and opera ; preferably the latter. 
A good snappy comic opera, written if possible 
by a Bowdoin man, would leave a far better 
taste in the mouth than the spectacle we have 
witnessed during the past few vears. There 
seems to be a feeling in college that what has 
been done in the past must always continue in 
the future, but the college is awakening from 
this lethargic condition to realize that stagna- 
tion, like the hook worm, is the parasite which 
is gnawing at its vitals. The Minstrel Show- 
is a relic of barbarism which in the logical evo- 
lution of events must give place to a more 
worthy cause, and the tme for the transform- 
ation is the present. 



CHANGE IN IVY DAY SPEAKERS 

At a meeting of the Junior Class held Tues- 
day afternoon, George A. Torsney of Berlin, 
N. H., resigned as Ivy Day poet, as he is to 
leave Bowdoin and enter Dartmouth, and 
William C. Allen of Minneapolis resigned as a 
member of the Ivy Day Committee, owing to a 
recent death in his family. Charles B. Hawes 
of Bangor was elected class poet, and Harry 
L. Wiggin of Boston to the vacancy on the 
Ivy Day Committee. 

Lawrence McFarland of Portland, was 
elected class track captain and Paul R. Hine 
of Dedham, Mass., was elected class pianist. 



ROBERT F. WING 

The funeral of Robert F. Wing, a former 
member of the Class of 1910, was held Jan. 22, 
from his home at Wells Beach, the services 
being conducted by Rev. John H. Quint. The 
Class of 1910 was represented by Charles A. 
Cary and Harold W. Slocum, and a very beau- 
tiful floral tribute was sent by the class. Mr. 
Wing's death occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 
19, from illness with which he has been long 
afflicted. His age was 20 years. 



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PORTLAND ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BANQUET 

About fifty members of the Bowdoin Alumni 
Association with invited guests were Saturday even- 
ing at the annual dinner of the Association, held in 
the State of Maine room of the Falmouth Hotel, 
Portland. 

Augustus F. Moulton, 'y^, was elected President 
of the Association, and Franklin C. Payson, '76, 
Vice-President. The guests were President Hyde, 
Prof. Ham, and Prof. Sills. At the postprandial 
exercises, Hon. A. F. Moulton, '73, presided as 
toast-master and speeches were made by President 
Hyde, Virgil C. Wilson, E. 'B. Freeman, Hon. 
William iVI. Ingraham, Prof. Ham, and George E. 
Fogg, Esq. 

Those present were: P. C. Baxter, '98; Philip 
W. Davis, '97; F. C. Payson, '76; William L. Put- 
nam, '75 ; Pres. Hyde, A. F. Moulton, '73, F. L. Ger- 
rish, '66, David W. Snow, '73. Seth L. Larrabee, 
'75, C. A. Baker, '73, W. M. Ingraham, '95, Joseph 
B. Reed, '83, Elias Thomas, Jr., '94, C. L. Hutchin- 
son, '90, A. W. Merrill, '87, F. J. Welch, '03, W. L. 
Watson, '02, S. W. Noyes, '02, Ben Barker, '02, E. B. 
Freeman, '8s. Philip Dana, '96, H. L. Berry, '01, 
Prof. Sills, '01, A. P. Cook, '97, E. S. Anthoine, '02, 
H. C. Trott, '04, Prof. Ham. Luther Dana, '03, G. E. 
Fogg, '02, H. A. Jones, '03, Alfred Mitchell, Jr., '95, 
O. L. Rideout, '89, F. H. Haskell, '95, S. T. B. Jack- 
son, '83, V. C. Wilson, '80, C. L. Baxter, '81, C. H. 
Gilman, '82, F. O. Conant, '89, J. A. Clarke, '07, 
Frank Mikelsky, '05, E. L. Bodge, '97, and R. 
Ives, '98. 



CLASSICAL CLUB LECTURE 

The second lecture in the exchange course ar- 
ranged by the Classical Department will be given in 
Hubbard Hall, Monday evening, February four- 
teenth, at eight o'clcok by Prof. Kiiapp of Bates Col- 
lege. Subject, "Martial and Some of His Epi- 
grams." The public is cordially invited. 



MUSICAL CLUB CONCERTS 

The Musical Clubs gave a concert in Woodfords 
Wednesday under the auspices of the Congregational 
Church of that city. Practically all of the men were 
able to go as the Clubs suffered but little by the 
Semester examinations. About three hundred and 
fifty people enjoyed the program which went off 
with the usual success. The program was the same 
as the Richmond program which was given in the 
last number of the Orient. 

The Brunswick concert of the Musical Clubs will 
take place at Memorial Hall, Feb. 17. In the past, 
college men have not attended the concert in as large 
numbers as they should. This year it is hoped that 
the hall will be packed. In other colleges the Clubs 
take trips to distant parts of the New England 
States, but this is impossible in Bowdoin unless the 
fellows will support the Clubs to the extent of pay- 
ing at least a quarter to see the concert. 



LECTURE ON LONGFELLOW 

Through the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, v 
a lecture will be given by William Winter of New '^ 
York, on the Monday evening following the anni- 
versary of Longfellow's birth, Feb. 28, at 8 o'clock. 
His subject will be, "Some Reminiscences of Long- 
fellow." The lecture will be in Memorial Hall and 
will be open to everybody. Following the lecture, a 
receptiqn will be given to Mr. Winter. The commit- 
tee in charge consists of Prof. Little, '77, chairman, 
Samuel V. Cole, '74, Chas. H. Cutler, '81, Charles 
C. Torrey, '84. and Prof. Sills '01. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, February ii 
3.30 College Tea in Alumni Room, Hubbard 
Hall. 

8.00 Second Junior Assembly in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, February 12 

B. A. A. Meet in Mechanics Hall, Boston. 

Bowdoin Relay vs. Tufts. 

7.30 A'leeting of the Massachusetts Club at Psi 
Upsilon House. Prof. Ham will speak. 

10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Dr. J. P. Jones of India. 

5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by Dr. J. P. 
Jones. Music by double quartette. 

7.00 Missionary meeting in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. Dr. J. P. Jones of India and Kenneth 
S. Latourette of the Yale Mission, will speak. 

Monday, February 14 
2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 
3.30 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Christian 
Association Room. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym, 
7.00 Meeting of the Monday Night Club at 
Zeta Psi House. 

Tuesday, February 15 

3.30 Make-up gym. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

Wednesday, February 16 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

4.30 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Christian 
Association Room. 

5.10 Glee Club Rehearsal in Christian Associa- 
tion Room. 

5.15 Track Practice in the gym. 

Thursday, February 17 

2.30 Track Practice in the gym. 

5. IS Track Practice in the gym. 

7.00 Meeting of Christian Association. Address 
bv Rev. J. F. Albion, D.D., of Portland. 

8.00 Glee Club Concert in Memorial Hall. 

8.00 Meeting of the Classical Club at the Beta 
Theta Pi House. 

Friday, February 18 

2.30 Track Practice in gym. 

4.30 Mandolin Club Rehearsal in Christian 
Association Room. 



BOWbOIN ORiENt 



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Colleoe IRotes 



Torsney, 'ii, is to enter Dartmouth. 

Warren, '12, has been sick with the measles. 

John Slocum has entered college as a special stu- 
dent. 

Robert Bradford, '11, returns to college this 
semester. 

Professor Robinson has been ill during the 
last week. 

P. B. Morss, '10, went to Augusta, Thursday, on 
a business trip. 

Sumner Jackson, Medic '12, visted friends in 
college last week. 

C. A. Smith. '10, has been sick with' diphtheria 
for several weeks. 

Duffy, '13, has returned to college after a severe 
attack of pneumonia. 

Ashey, '12, has been spending several days with 
friends in Massachusetts. 

Shackford, '13, spent several days in Farming- 
ton, visiting Gilbert, '13. 

Pratt, '13, entertained several friends at his home 
in Wilton over Sunday. 

J. O. Faulkner of the Lewiston lotirnal attended 
the Smoker, Monday night. 

Several college men took examinations for cen- 
sus enumerators last Saturday. 

Candidates for the Freshman-Sophomore relay 
squads will be called out soon. 

P. T. Nickerson, '10, completed his college course 
at the end of the first semester. 

Afton Farrin, formerly of the Class of 1910, has 
returned to college this semester. 

Callahan, '11, led the orchestra at the Empire 
Theatre, Lewiston, last Tuesday evening. 

A large number of students have been afflicted 
with the mumps during the Semester examinations. 

Leavitt, '13, returned to his home in Wilton, 
where he will spend a few days recovering from an 
attack of the mumps. 

President Hyde has an article on the Conference 
System here in college in the Nation for Febru- 
ary 3. 

Prof. Little and Barrett Potter took a trip to Mt. 
Washington last week. They ascended Mt. Clinton 
during the trip. 

H. E. Rowell, '10, returned to college this week 
after a month's vacation, during which he has recu- 
perated from his recent illness. 



Mr. Edward H. Beloff, New, Hampshire State 
College, '13, visited Brown, '10, last week. 

Prof. Snow gave an interesting criticism of De 
Morgan's, "It Will Never Happen Again" before 
the Faculty Club, Monday evening. 

President Hyde entertained the Gentleman's Club 
at Hotel Eagle, Jan. 21. R. W. Eaton read a 

paper on "Wasting Our Resources." 

The February issue of the Yale Review contains 
an article on "American Budget-Making," which 
Prof. Allen Johnson read before the Men's Club of 
Brunswick some weeks before. 

The following written on a post card has been 
received by the Orient: Born to the wife of James 
Mitchell Chandler (Bowdoin, ex-'o8), at Jamaica 
Plain, Mass., January 19, 1910, at 9.28 p.m., an 
eight-pound boy, Russell Robb Chandler. Will en- 
ter Bowdoin with Class of '30. 



OBITUARY 

For the death of another classmate, Robert Fes- 
senden Wing, the Class of 1910 must again express 
its sorrow. Although our comrade was with us but 
two short years, his death brings us a sense of 
immediate loss. His ready comradeship while he 
was with us, makes his death seem more grievous, 
and our loss more real. And therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Class of 1910 with this ex- 
pression of its grief at the loss of a classmate, also 
extend to the bereaved family the deepest sympathy. 
Stuart F. Brown, 
H. Q. Hawes, 
Rodney Ross, 

For the Class. 



Hall of Eta of Theta Delta Chi, 
February 8, 1910. 

Whereas, It has pleased God, in His infinite wis- 
dom, to take from us our beloved brother, Benja- 
min John Fitz of the Class of '97; be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of Eta Charge 
of Theta Delta Chi, express our deep grief at the 
loss of an honored and loyal brother, and that we 
extend our heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved 
family. 

Clyde L. Deming, 
Harold P. Marston, 
Arthur D. Welch, 

For the Charge. 



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Hlumni department 

'56. — Judge William Gaslin died at his 
home in Alma, Neb., 14 Jan. 1910. He was the 
son of William and Jerusha C. (Nason) Gas- 
lin and was born 29 July, 1829, at China, Me. 
Thrown upon his own resources at an early- 
age, much of his youth was passed at sea as a 
sailor, and the claims of his mother and her 
younger children prevented him from carry- 
ing out a long cherished desire for a college 
education until he had passed his majority. 
He was prepared at Waterville Academy 
under Dr. J. H. Hanson. During his college 
course as well as previously, he taught 
school for several terms. After grad- 
uation he began the study of law at Augusta 
which had been his home for many years, in 
the office of Hon. Samuel Titcomb and was 
admitted to the bar in 1858. He at once 
engaged in the practice of his profession. 
During his residence in Augusta he served for 
four years as member of the school committee 
and as city clerk, was city solicitor one year, 
councilman one year and alderman two years. 
In 1866 he removed to the west and the fol- 
lowing year settled in Omaha, Nebraska, 
where he practiced law for two or three years. 
In 1873 he resumed practice at Lowell, Kear- 
ney County, Nebraska, and continued the fol- 
lowing year at Boomington, Franklin County. 
In October, 1875, he was chosen judge of the 
fifth judicial district of Nebraska, a position 
which he held for sixteen years, being thrice 
selected without opposition. His district at 
first covered more than one-half the area of 
the state and was infested with horse thieves, 
desperadoes and outlaws. Under his. jurisdic- 
tion came the unorganized territory with its 
bands of organized criminals. He had not 
only to mete out justice but see that it was 
executed. He "made the law to fit the crime'' 
and his methods struck terror into the hearts 
of law-breakers and brought comfort to law- 
abiding citizens. Utterly fearless, regardless 
of conseciuences to himself, he dealt out jus- 
tice, as he saw it, to all. While the higher 
courts would occasionally reverse his decis- 
ions, his sense of equity was such that they 
were rarely questioned by the bar or by the 
people. On retiring from the bench in 1891, 
he resumed practice at Kearney, Neb., and 
was actively engaged in professional labors 
until he had passed three score and fifteen. In 
recent years he has several times spent the 



summer in Maine with his relatives and was 
present at the fiftieth anniversary of his grad- 
uation. 

'69. — Among the important contributions 
to scientific literature the past year, Dr. 
Marshman E. Wadsworth's Manual of Crys- 
tallography holds a high place. 

'70. — The Literary Digest places Hon. D. 
S. Alexander's Political History of the State 
of New York in its list of fifty of the best 
books published in the United States during 
the year. 

'72. — George M. Whitaker, former editor 
of the New England Farmer and for several 
years connected with the Dairy Bureau of the 
Department of Agriculture, has just been pro- 
moted to be chief of the Division in Charge of 
Market Milk Investigation. Mr. Whitaker is 
one of the leading authorities in the country 
on the subject of milk. Much of his time 
• since hi's connection with the Department has 
been spent in investigation of milk supplies of 
the various cities, in the prosecution of which 
he has travelled extensively. In his new of- 
fice he will remain more in Washngton. Mr. 
Whitaker succeeds Chief C. P. Lane, a grad- 
uate of the Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege, who, like many another good man in the 
service, is taken by a private concern which 
will pay him twice the salary he received from 
the government. 

As editor of the staid old New England 
Farmer and agent of the State Dairy Bureau, 
thus a local authority on agriculture, and as a 
leading member of the Boston Press Club Mr. 
Whitaker was one of the best-known citizens 
of Massachusetts. The story of his connection 
with the Massachusetts Dairy Bureau and the 
peculiar circumstances under which he came 
to Washington always has been an interesting 
reminiscence with his newspaper friends. His 
removal from office in Massachusetts was a 
matter of extended comment at the time, while 
his official relation to one of the secretaries of 
the State Board of Agriculture was a standing 
joke all the time he drew the State pay. 

'75. — Frederic Hilborn Hall, only son of 
Professor Edwin H. Hall, died of pneumonia 
at Cambridge, Mass., January 14, 1910. Mr. 
Hall, who was twenty years of age, was a 
member of the Harvard Dramatic Club and 
would have graduated this year. 

'03. — Mr. Thomas C. White has lately re- 
moved from Cambridge, Mass., to Lewis- 
ton, Me. 



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BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY i8, 1910 



VOL. XXXIX 



NO. 26 



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BOWDOIN WINS RELAY RACE FROM TUFTS 
TIME, 3. IS 

From the crack of the starter's pistol the 
Bowdoin-Tufts relay race at the B. A. A. 
games last Saturday night was never in doubt. 
Altho Tufts drew the pole, Capt. Colbath, with 
a splendid spur't from scratch, took the lead at 
the first corner and then proceeded to run 
rings around his man, gaining nearly a lap. 
Cole then took the tag-off and 'twas easy going 
for Bowdoin thereafter, Edwards and Tuttle 
finishing in the order named, the last Tufts 
runner being three-quarters of a lap behind. 

Each man on the Bowdoin team received a 
large silver and copper loving cup. 

McKenney did himself proud in the 40- 
yard dash, winning his trial heat and forcing 
the flyers from elsewhere to their utmost to 
shut him out in the semi-finals. 



DELTA KAPPA EPSILON HOUSE PARTY 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon House party, 
reception and dance, takes place to-day at the 
chapler house on Maine Street. The decora- 
tions are most tasteful, the house being fes- 
tooned with evergreen and smilax interspersed 
with cut plants and palms. The patronesses 
are Mrs. Geo. T. Little and Mrs. Allen John- 
son of Brunswick; Mrs. E. C. Matthews of 
Portsmouth, N. H., and Mrs. Geo. S. Hatch 
of Medford, Mass. Those serving at the re- 
ception this afternoon were Mrs. Nathaniel 
Whittier, Mrs. Geo. T. Files, Mrs. Wm. M. 
Pennell, and Mrs. Percival White of Bruns- 
wick. Cordes of Portland, was the caterer. 

This evening dancing will be enjoyed, be- 
ginning at 8.30, music to be furnished by Ken- 
drie's Orchestra. The delegates from the 
other fraternities are: Tames F. Hamburger, 
of Hyde Park, Mass., theta Delta Chi ; Rob- 
ert Hale, of Portland, Psi Upsilon ; Lawrence 
P. Parkman, of Portland, Alpha Delta Phi; 
Sluart F. Brown of Whitingsville, Mass., 
Kappa Sigma; Earl F. Wing, of Kingfield, 
Delta Upsilon; G. Cony Weston of Augusta, 
Beta Theta Pi ; and R. A. Hathaway of Provi- 
dence, R. L, Zeta Psi. 

The committee in charge consists of Harry 
W. Woodward, '10, of Colorado Springs, 



Colorado; E. Curtis Matthews, Jr., '10, of 
Portsmouth, N. H., and Harry L. Wiggin, 
"11, of Boston, Mass. 

The young ladies present for the dance are : 
Misses Hazel Savage, Helen L. Miller, Mar- 
garet Crosby, Helen Jones and Helen Christ- 
ian of Bangor; Anna Milliken, Dorothy Holt, 
Cara D. Baxter, Lyda Chenery, and Dorothy 
Abbott of Portland; Olivia Bagley and Har- 
riet Mayberry of Woodfords; Katherine Ran- 
dall, Barbara Johnson, and Mary Stinson of 
Augusta ; Alice Bradley of Bath ; Margaret 
Day of Brunswick; Adelaide M. Smith of 
Waterville ; Helen Gray of Oldtown ; Grace 
Stetson of Damariscotta ; Gladys Robinson of 
Bridgton; Sarah L. Grinnell of Searsport; 
Ruth Edwards and Helen Fox of Roxbury, 
Mass. ; Ida Graustein of Cambridge ; Imogene 
Bennett of Northampton, Mass. ; Harriet Hatch 
of Medford, Mass. ; Rachel Smith of Reading, 
Mass. ; Adrienne L. Dunbar of Boston ; Jennie 
Means of Orleans, Neb. ; Elizabeth Woodward 
of Colorado Springs, Colo. ; Mildred Sawyer 
of Rye Beach, N. H. ; Marcia L. Stinson of 
Woolwich ; and Elsie Haskell of Pittsfield. 
Among the alumni present are Mr. and Mrs. 
H. Harvey Winslow, '06 ; D. Bradford An- 
drews, '06 ; Joseph Drummond, '07, of Por^t- 
land ; and Dr. Myles Standish, '75, of Boston, 
Mass. 



PROF. ROBINSON TO HAVE EXTENDED VACATION X 

Prof. Robinson, head of the Department of 
Chemistry, has been advised by his physicians 
to take a much needed rest. During the past 
semester, he has been in poor health and has 
been unable to conduct his courses as satisfac- 
torily as he wished. He has, therefore, decided 
to give up his classes this year until he is fully 
rested and able to continue his work with satis- 
faction to himself. If possible, he intends to 
remain in Brunswick. 

Dr. Cram, the present instructor in miner- 
alogy and assistant in Chemistry, will conduct 
Prof. Robinson's courses in Chemistry 2 and 4 
during his absence. A graduate of Bowdoin 
in 1904 and from Johns Hopkins University in 
1908, Dr. Cram is well prepared to continue 
Prof. Robinson's work. 



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BOSTON BOWDOIN ALUMNI MEET 
More Than Hundred Alumni at Boston Banquet 

That a high regard for Commander Peary 
is one of the outstanding characteristics of 
Bowdoin graduates was well shown at the 
forty-second annual dinner of the alumni 
in Boston and vicinity, held at the Somerset 
last Thursday evening, Feb. lo, with more 
than loo members of the organization in at- 
tendance. 

The speakers were President William De- 
Witt Hyde and Professor Henry Leland Chap- 
man of Bowdoin College, Professor Eugene 
Wampough of the Harvard Law School, and 
David Snedden, commissioner of education for 
Massachusetts. During the evening parodies 
on three popular songs were given, in each of 
which the praises of Commander Peary were 
sung, and all sorts of fun poked at Dr. Cook. 

Two Old Alumni There. 

The oldest alumni present were Anson G. 
Stanchfield of the Class of 1847 and Gilford E. 
Newcombe of the Class of 1848. At the close 
of the evening's program the following officers 
were announced for the ensuing year: 

President — Professor D. O. S. Lowell, '74. 

First Vice-President — Dr. Myles Standish, 

"75- 

Second Vice-President — Thomas J. Emery, 

'68. 

Treasurer — Stephen E. Young, '98. 
Secretary — Alfred B. White, '98. 

Assistant Secretary — T. L. Pierce, '98. 

The executive committee announced is as 
follows : Dr. A. S. Whitmore, '75 ; Ellis Spear, 
'98; John C. Minot, '96; J. Everett Hicks, 
'95; W. L Cole, '81, and E. M. Coding, '91. 

One of the parodies which met with much favor 
is the following: 

Air: — "My Wife's Gone to the Country." 
A hundred years and more, sir, down in the woods 

of Maine, 
They thought they'd start a college, the young idea 

to train, 
They cut away some pine trees and planted there an 

oak. 
And drew up a curriculum, that surely was no joke 

Chorus 
Then here's a health to Bowdoin. Hurray! Hurray i 
She is the best from east to west, or any other way ! 
And all stand up for Bowdoin. Hurray! Hurray! 
Let everybody raise his voice, for Bowdoin, to-day! 

And then this little college began to turn out men, 
And lots of them have made their marks, with sword 
or voice or pen. 



.\nd just to .show the world, sir, the breed has not 

gone back. 
.\ plucl<y son of Bowdoin's got the North Pole in his 

pack. 

Chorus 



.\iR : — Rings on my fingers, bells on my toes. 
Once there was a Bowdoin man, went hunting for 

the Pole, 
For twenty years he pegged away, wit^h all his heart 

and soul, 
.-\t last he said, "More Bowdoin blood is the only 

thing I need," 
So with Hubbard at his back, he took the Northern 

track, 
.And to make his chances strong, McMillan went 

along. 

Chorus. 
Then he had, Rings on his fingers, bells on his toes, 
Smooth as silk his sledges slipped up through the 

Arctic snows, 
Until at last he raised his flag upon the Pole one day, 
Oh, Peary, he's our deary, give him a cheer. Hurray ! 

Old Doc Cook came out of the North, and he had a 

tale to tell. 
And while there was a dollar in sight, he stuck to it 

right well. 
But Mr. Peary knew a trick worth two or three of 

that. 
He laid the Doc out flat, and sent him to the mat. 
The Danes agreed, begob, that the Pole belonged to 

Bob ! 

Chorus. 



BOWDOIN KENNEBEC ALUMNI BANQUET 

The twelfth annual banquet of the Kenne- 
bec Alumni Association was held in Augusta 
at the Augusta House, Friday evening. New 
officers were elected for the ensuing year as 
follows : President, Dr. Oscar C. S. Davies, 
■79 ; Vice-President, Frank E. Smith, '81 ; Sec- 
retary and Treasurer, Blaine S. Viles, '03. 
The president of the association, Dr. William 
S. Thompson, '75, acted as toast-master at the 
post-prandial exercises. The principal speaker 
of the evening was Prof. Hudson B. Hastings, 
whose talk" on, "The Relation of Surveying 
and Drawing to other College Subjects," was 
most entertainng. Rev. Henry E. Dunnack, 
'97, C. A. Knight, "96, Emery O. Beane, '04, 
and Frank L. Dutton, '99, also spoke. Their 
speeches revived the old college spirit and 
showed that it was still strong in the grad- 
uates. 

Those present were Prof. Fludson 
B. Hastings ; Dr. William L. Thompson, '75 ! 
Dr. Oscar C. S. Davies, '79 ; Frank E. Smith, 
'81; Anson M. Goddard, '82; Melvin S. Hol- 
way, '82 ; John R. GouJd, '85 ; Joseph William- 



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son, '88 ; F. J. Little, '89 ; R. W. Leighton, '96 ; 
Rev. H. E. Dunnack, '97; Dr. R. H. Stubbs, 
'98 ; F. L. Dutton, '99 ; H. D. Evans, '01 ; R. 
H. Bodwell, '01; F. G. Marshall, '03; B. S. 
Viles, "03 ; W. M, Sanborn, '05 ; C. S. Kings- 
ley, '07; E. W. Johnson, '09; Ralph Smith, 
ex-'io; C. A. Knight, '96; Dr. C. E. H. Beane, 
'00; E. O. Beane, '04; and E. C. Pope, '07. 



KAPPA SIGMA CONCLAVE 

The Annual District Conclave of District 
I. of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity will be held 
in Boston, February 21st and 22d. 

The program will begin Monday evening, 
the 2 1 St, with a dinner followed by a smoker 
and vaudeville entertainment at the Harvard 
Chapter House in Cambridge. Tuesday morn- 
ing the 22d, at nine o'clock a business meeting 
will be held at 200 Huntington Avenue. In 
the afternoon there will be a model initiation 
by the Boston Alumni Chapter at their rooms, 
for the purpose of encouraging attention to 
details in all chapter initiations. At nine 
o'clock in the evening the program will close 
with the annual Conclave banquet at the Hotel 
Lenox. 



CHARLES CARROLL EVERETT AND HENRY W. 
LONGFELLOW SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED 

The Charles Carroll Everett and Henry W. 
Longfellow Scholarships have been awarded 
by the faculty. Mr. H. Q. Hawes, '10, is the 
recipient of the former and Mr. Stanley Per- 
kins Chase, '05, of the latter. 

The Everett Scholarship will enable Mr. 
Hawes to take a post graduate course at Bow- 
doin or some other institution.' Mr. Hawes is 
a worthy recipient of the prize which is 
awarded for general excellence. He has been 
prominent in many college activities having 
won the Smythe Mathematical Prize of $300 in 
1908, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Junior 
year, is a member of the Deutscher Verein 
Good Government Club, and was one of the 
three Bowdoin men to pass the Rhodes Schol- 
arship examination last fall. 

He was a member of the Bowdoin Wes- 
leyan debating team in 1909, was a Bradbury 
prize debater in 1909-1910 and this year was 
one of the '68 prize speakers. He also played 
on his class football team, the second football 
team, and his class track team. 

Mr. Hawes is a member of Theta Delta 
Chi. 



Stanley Perkins Chase, '05, is the recipient 
of the Henry W. Longfellow Scholarship. 
The scholarship is the income of $10,000 given 
by Miss Alice Longfellow, Mrs. Edith L. 
Dana, and Mrs. Annie L. Thorp. Mr. Chase 
can study, here or abroad, English or general 
literature, the field to be as large as possible. 
He is selected because he has shown real ability 
and will be capable of profiting by an extended 
course. For the past two years he has been 
teaching at Northwestern University, follow- 
ing a course as graduate student at Harvard. 

While in college Mr. Chase received many 
honors. 

He won the Brown Memorial Scholarship 
each year, was winner of the '68 Prize, the 
second prize for extemporaneous composition, 
was author of the Quill prize story, editor-in- 
chief of the Bugle, member of the Quill board, 
the Ibis, the Economic Club, Ivy Day poet, and 
a commencement speaker. 

He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and 
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternities. 



BRADBURY PRIZE DEBATERS CHOSEN 

The debaters for the Bradbury Prize Debate to 
be held March 8 were chosen at the trials held in 
Memorial Hall, Tuesday evening. The six men 
chosen were: E. F. Maloney, '12, W. F. Merrill, '11, 
B. C. Rodick, '12, C. F. Adams, '12, H. G. Hawes, 
'10, and E. G. Fifield, '11. The first three of the 
above men will uphold the negative of the question, 
"Resolved, That the United States should establish 
a central bank similar to the Imperial Bank of Ger- 
many," while the last three named will support the 
affirmative. The alternate for the affirmative is W. 
H. Callahan, '11, and the alternate for the negative 
is John L. Curtis, '11. 

The judges for the trials were: Charles Wilburt 
Snow, Professor Roscoe J. Ham, and James L. 
McConaughy of the faculty and Samuel Forsaith and 
G. Allen Howe, Esq., of Brunswick. 



JWASSACHUSETTS CLUB MEETING 

At the regular meeting of the Massachusetts Club 
held Saturday evening at the Psi U. house Prof. 
Ham snoke on Germany. In relating his experiences 
while traveling in that country, he discussed the Ger- 
man army and German government. In consider- 
ing their temperament, he said that a German has 
such extraordinary views that in traveling in 
this country he would probably find fault with every- 
thing. Likewise, an American would be dissatisfied 
with the German life. 

The meeting closed with singing college and pop- 
ular songs and giving the college and class yells. 
The place of the next meeting has not been decided 
upon. 



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In the Nation for Feb. 3, 

The Conference President Hyde has an 

System article entitled "A New 

Standard of College 
Teaching," in which he discusses the precepto- 
rial system of Princeton as it has been applied 
at Bowdoin by Prof. Allen Johnson. The 
president quotes Prof. Johnson's report of the 
working of the conference system after eight 
weeks of trial and comments upon it in a way 
which is particularly flattering to the depart- 
ment of history and political science. 

From the point of view of the undergrad- 
uate the conferenceorpreceptorialsystemseems 
a perfectly practical and successful method. It 
has the advantage of introducing the library 
to those who are not in the habit of using it, 
and tends to quicken a latent love for reading. 
Furthermore, it brings the undergraduate into 
touch with the head of the department in a 
way which has never before been attained; 



the conference is a man to man talk upon the 
reading done, and in no sense a quiz. As 
Prof. Johnson likes to express it, "It gives me 
a chance to do some teaching as well as lec- 
turing." Bowdoin is particularly fortunate 
in being a college small enough to successfully 
work the conference system. At Princeton a 
large special fund is wholly devoted to mak- 
ing possible the small group teaching, but 
Bowdoin is small enough to afford out of its 
regular funds to give classes this costly kind 
of teaching. The conference is not a new 
education, but a new standard of education 
and Bowdoin having attained it in one depart- 
ment would do well to extend it to the other 
great humanities — economics, sociology, liter- 
ature, and philosophy. 

The only unfortunate feature of the con- 
ference system thus far noted is that the read- 
ing has to be done from library books. Where 
readings are to be discussed in an informal 
way, there is a certain advantage to be gained 
from underlining the text and making mar- 
ginal and fly-leaf annotation, which is of 
course impossible unless the book is the prop- 
erty of the reader. 



A Call for Track ^^ ^^ TKT^.^^i^ /". *''^ 
Athlete ^^^^ think about track 

work, for while the fore- 
cast for this season is favorable to Bowdoin, a 
look into the more distant future brings to 
light facts which are truly appalling. When 
the Class of 1910 leaves college it will take 
away 36 points from the Maine Intercollegi- 
ate Meet, reckoned by the showing made last 
season. Bowdoin made 68 points in the 
Maine meet last year, and of these 36 were 
)nade by members of the present Senior Class 
as follows : 



Deming, 

Warren, 

Crosby, 

Newman, 

Clififord, 

Slocum, 

Edwards, 

Colbath, 

Morss, 



36 



Add to this the fact that of the 2o| points 
taken last year at the New England Intercol- 
legiate Meet, i8-J- were taken by members of 



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the Class of 1910 (the other two were won by 
Capt. Harry Atwood of 1909) and it causes a 
man to wonder what is going to happen to 
Bowdoin in 191 1. 

What will probably happen is that Bowdoin 
will, as usual, get out a winning team, but it 
will be thru the efforts of her good men, and 
ncft as some of our rivals try to make it out, 
thru luck or chance or the fates. Bowdoin 
spirit will take every man who is not either 
lame or halt or blind out to the track this 
spring to add his individual mite towards the 
common welfare. Bowdoin's only chance for 
191 1 is to develop a great deal of material this 
year, and whether or not she develops it will 
depend upon the number of men who get out 
and work. Are you going to put your 
shoulder to the wheel and help Bowdoin 
out of a hard hole? Remember this ; you don't 
know what you can do in track worl^ until you 
try. Have you tried? 



BOWDOIN IN THE EAST 

Now that Bowdoin is beginning to take an inter- 
est in the work of Foreign Missions, as other Amer- 
ican colleges are doing, now that she is starting Mis- 
sion Study and undertaking the partial support of 
one of her own alumni, Hiwale, '09, in the foreign 
field, it may be of interest to her undergraduates to 
know what other Bowdoin men have done in the 
past to help the work of Missions. 

Here, briefly stated, are the records of a few of 
these brave men. Words do not tell adequately what 
they have done. Asa Dodge,, '27, went to Syria as a 
missionary and physician in 1832 ; three years later 
he died of fever in Jerusalem, because he had hurried 
too fast to the bedside of a sick man. Samuel 
Munson, '29, went to the East Indies in 1833 and the 
next year was killed by cannibals. Horatio South- 
gate, '32, devoted the fifteen best years of his life to 
mission work in Turkey and Persia. Daniel Dole, a 
fine teacher, went to the Sandwich Islands in 1841, 
took charge of a school and later was President of 
Oahu College. Elias Bond, '37, went to the Sand- 
wich Islands and Hawaii in 1841 and gave forty 
years of his life to the work there, in that time tak- 
ing a vacation of tzvo weeks in 1869. Crosby H. 
Wheeler, '47, was sent to Harpoot in East Turkey in 
1855 and there founded Armenia College. B. G. 
Snow, '46, was assigned to the Island of Kuaie in 
Micronesia in 1852. He was the first to reduce the 
island language to a written form. He issued in it 
a primer, spelling books, readers, a hymn book, and 
translations of the Gospels, Acts and some of the 
Epistles, and a church manual. James S. Phillips, 
'60, was the son of a missionary, born in India, and 
gave himself to the work in that country. Perhaps 
the most famous of Bowdoin's missionaries was 
Cyrus Hamlin, '34, whose model steam engine is now 
in the Physics laboratory. He went out to Turkey 
in 1839. His skill was tried many times as he had to 
thwart Jesuit and French intrigues. It is a matter 



of history how he improved the sanitary condition of 
the military hospitals during the Crimean War, how, 
to provide employment for poor Protestant Arme- 
nians, he started a bakery and supplied the whole 
British army in Armenia with bread. He turned 
over the profits of this enterprise, $25,000, to the 
Missionary Board. His greatest work was the es- 
tablishment of Robert College in Constantinople, 
which he accomplished after a hard conflict of skill 
and diplomacy. The magnificent site and buildings 
and grounds of the college constitute a splendid 
monument to the energy and foresight of this Bow- 
doin alumnus. 

At present there are living four Bowdoin mis- 
sionaries. ■ Joseph K. Greene, '55, is still in Con- 
stantinople, just now in charge of the publication of 
periodicals in Armenian and Turkish in the Arme- 
nian alphabet, and Turkish in the Greek alphabet, 
after fifty years of service, from 1859 to 1909. Amer- 
icus Fuller, '59, who went to Aintab, Turkey, in 1874, 
who has taught in Central, Turkey College and who 
has been President of Euphrates College, has but 
recently retired from active work. Dr. Charles S. F. 
Lincoln, '91, is at the present day a useful Medical 
Missionary at St. John's College, Shanghai, China. 
Last and best known to undergraduates is A. S. 
Hiwale, '09. He has returned to his native district 
of Ahmednagar in India, some 150 miles from Bom- 
bay, and, under the direction of Rev. R. A. Hume, is 
trying to give his fellow-countrymen something of 
what he has learned in this country of civilization 
and Christianity. 

This semester the Y. M. C. A. is to open a 
course in Mission Study. It will be brief and 
interesting, one hour in the afternoon on each 
of the five Sundays before spring vacation, begin- 
ning on February 20. It is believed that most of the 
men in college will want to know something of this 
missionary movement, which is coming to be recog- 
nized as a world force, and especially about mis- 
sions in India where Hiwale is founding a Bowdoin 
Mission. All are asked to join a Mission Study 
group, to take part in the discussion and learn for 
themselves what the mission movement is and why it 
means so much in the world to-day. 

The undergraduates of Bowdoin are also going 
to help support their representative in the field. 
Other organizations are also assisting him. Our 
share is only three hundred dollars, less than half 
the amount necessary to support him a year. Next 
week you will be asked to give what you can to help 
him and the Bowdoin Mission. 

Don't join a Mission Study group, if you are not 
interested in Missions, but come into a group some 
day, just to be sure you know what it is you are noi 
interested in. At all events do what you can to help 
our fellow Bowdoin man in distant India. Then 
perhaps you will join a group to learn what becomes 
of your subscription ! 



SECOND COLLEGE TEA AND JUNIOR ASSEMBLY 

The second tea in the annual series of College 
Teas given by the faculty of Bowdoin College was 
held in Hubbard Hall, Friday afternoon. Decora- 
tions, in fact the entire spirit of the reception was in 
the nature of a pre-celebration of Saint Valentine's 
Day. Red and white were the prevaiHng colors. The 



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table linen was ornamented with strings of red 
hearts and the idea was even carried out in the cen- 
ter pieces and the boutonniers of the ushers. 

At the reception were about two hundred of the. 
college men, a great number of townspeople and 
many visitors from Portland and other places in the 
State, as well as the faculty and their wives who 
acted as hosts. 

The committee in charge who also formed the 
receiving line were Mrs. Charles Clifford Hutchins, 
chairman; Mrs. William Albion Moody, Mrs. Allen 
Johnson, Mrs. Roscoe James Ham and Mrs. Freder- 
ick WiUis Brown. 

The feature introduced at the last College Tea of 
having a Hospitality Committee consisting of mem- 
bers of the faculty to act as "mixers," was again suc- 
cessful. This committee consisted of Professors 
Charles C. Hutchins, William A. Moody, Allen John- 
son, Roscoe J. Ham and Frederic Brown. 

Mrs. Frank Nathaniel Whittier and Mrs. William 
Trufant Foster poured coffee, assisted in serving by 
Miss Belle Smith, Miss Rachael Little and Miss 
Grace Crawford. Miss Helen Chapman poured 
tea and was assisted by Mrs. Gerald Wilder and 
Miss Margaret Swett. Mrs. Henry Johnson and 
Mrs. Paul Nixon dipped punch, assisted by Miss Kate 
Pletts, Miss Helen Snow, Miss Katherine Melcher 
and Miss Annie Coffin. 

The ushers chosen from t;he undergraduate body 
were James Furbish Hamburger, 'lo, of Hyde Park, 
Mass., from Theta Delta Chi ; Robert Dillingham 
Morss, 'lo, of Medford, Mass., from Alpha Delta 
Phi; William Harrison Sanborn, 'lo, of Portland, 
from Psi Upsilon ; Harry Lawrence Wiggin, of Bos- 
ton , from Delta Kappa Epsilon ; Gardiner Wilson 
Cole, 'lo, of East Raymond of Zeta Psi; Lowell San- 
born Foote, 'i2, of Dover, N. H., from Beta Theta 
Phi; Seward Joseph Marsh, '12, of Farmington from 
Delta Upsilon ; Wm. Guptill, '10, from Kappa Sig- 
ma ; Palmer Straw, '11, of Portland, from the non- 
fraternity men and Ezra Ralph Bridge, Medic, '13, 
of Brunswick, from the Medical School. 

In the evening, the second Junior Assembly was 
held in Memorial Hall. The Class of 191 1 again 
acted as host to the other classes and to the pretty 
debutantes from all parts of New England. The 
hall was decorated with the class colors of red and 
white and with various fraternity and other college 
banners. A dance order of 16 dances, for which 
Kendrie's Orchestra furnished music, lasted until 
midnight, when all returned to the various fraternity 
houses. Refreshments were served by Morton of 
Brunswick. 

The patronesses were: Mrs. George T. Little, 
Mrs. George T. Files, Mrs. H. P. Fairchild, and Mrs. 
Paul Nixon. 

The committee in charge consisted of F. C. Black 
of Rockland, A. H. Cole, Haverhill; A. G. Dennis of 
Medford; L. P. Parkman of Portland, and R. W. 
Lawliss of Houlton. Among those present were : 
Miss Elizabeth Wyer, Portland ; Miss Marguerite 
Gage. Washington, D. C. ; Miss Mildred Mace, Miss 
Mildred Merriweather, Miss Adelaide Mitchell of 
Portland; Miss Louise Newman, Bar Harbor; Miss 
Alice Dennis, Medford, Mass.; Miss Lillian Fogg, 
Miss Edna C. Dennison, Freeport ; Miss Bessie Mur- 
ray, Bath ; Miss Hazel Lewis, Miss Elizabeth O'Con- 
nor, Miss Helen York, Augusta; Miss Gladys Berry, 
Miss Margaret Swift, Gardiner; Miss Dorothy Ab- 
bott, Portland; Miss Hazel Lothrop, Auburn; Miss 



Lou Woodward, Brunswick; Miss Florence Slo- 
combe, Bath; Miss Helen Sargent, Portland; Miss 
Helen Todd, Lewiston ; Miss Frances Skolfield, 
Brunswick; Miss Irma Tainter, Auburn; Miss Lil- 
lian Houland, New London, Conn. ; Miss Frances 
Little, Miss Isabel Forsaith, Miss Sue Winchell, Miss 
Emily Felt, Brunswick; Miss Florence Andrews, 
Miss Lina Andrews, Bath ; Miss Emily Frost, El- 
mira, N. Y. ; Miss Enid Roberts, Portland; Miss 
Madeline Bird, Rockland; Miss Genevieve Dwinal, 
Auburn; Miss Margaret Swett, Brunswick; Mrs. 
Cyrus Wakefield of Wakefield, Mass."; Miss Frances 
Little, Miss Beatrice Hacker, Brunswick; Miss Mar- 
garet Graham, Maiden, Mass. ; Miss Ruth Sweetser, 
Auburn; Miss Lulu Barbour, Portland; Miss Marion 
Wheeler, Miss Helen Barbour, Miss Lyda Chenery, 
Portland ; Miss Helen Merriman of Brunswick ; Miss 
Rose Hyler, Portland; Miss Madeline Clifford, Miss 
Margeurite Goodman, Miss Nellie Hodgdon, Bath; 
Miss Marie Caldwell, Waterville ; Miss Hazel Perry, 
RocMand; Miss Margaret Day, Brunswick; Mrs. 
George Pratt, Waterville. 



Y, M. C, A. NOTES 



A large audience turned out to hear Dr. Robin- 
son's address on "Choosing Medicine as a Life 
Work" last Thursday evening. After the regular 
meeting had adjourned a short business meeting was 
held at which the proposed constitution was adopted. 

The Second Maine Intercollegiate Y. M. C. A. 
conference is to be held in Waterville on March 4, 
5, and 6. Bowdoin will be represented by fifteen 
delegates. 

Slocum, '10, addressed a boys' meeting at Free- 
port last Sunday afternoon. Cole, '10, spoke before 
the Y. M. C. A. of Rockport, Me., at the same time. 
The Pejepscot Boys' Club, instituted by the Bow- 
doin Y. M. C. A., will be reoresented by two dele- 
gates at the coming boys' conference at Augusta. 
Mr. McConaughy will also attend this conference. 

Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain will be the speaker 
at the regular Y. M. C. A. meeting next Thursday. 
His subject has not yet been announced but Gen. 
Chamberlain's popularity with Bowdoin men assures 
him a large audience. 



PROF. KNAPP OF BATES GIVES TALK ON 
MARTIAL 

Monday evening. Professor Knapp of Bates Col- 
lege, lectured in Hubbard Hall under the auspices of 
the Classical Department, upon the subject, "The 
Poet Martial and Some of His Epigrams." Profes- 
sor Knapp, after outlining the life of Martial, trans- 
lated a few of his epigrams as types of his work. 

Martial was born in Spain in 40 A. D. In 64 A. 
D. when he was twenty-four years of age, he went to 
Rome. Nero was then Emperor and Martial reached 
Rome in the year of the great fire. Of the first six- 
teen years of the poet's life while at Rome, little is 
known, but he must have lived an adventurous life, 



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well suited to fit him for his later work. His epi- 
grams were published during the last eighteen years 
of his life. He died in his native town in Spain in 
102 A. D. Martial wrote, during his life, fifteen 
hundred and fifty epigrams which were published in 
fifteen books. 



CLASSICAL CLUB MEETING 

The second regular meeting of the Classical Club 
for the college year, was held Thursday evening, 
February loth, at the Beta Theta Pi House. Sev- 
enteen members were present. Papers were read on 
assigned topics as follows ; The Walls of Athens, 
Bragdon, '12; The Parthenon, Byles, '11; Coloring 
in Ancient Architecture and Sculpture, Fuller, '12; 
The Erechtheum, Hawes, '11; The Stadium, Means, 
'12; The Private Houses of the Athenians, Kel- 
logg, '11. 

Open discussion of all topics was held and during 
the social hour which followed ice-cream, fancy 
crackers and cocoa were served. 

The next meeting will be held March 1st, at the 
Psi Upsilon House, when the club will consider the 
subject, "Rome in Connection with Ancient Litera- 
ture." Papers on assigned topics will also be a 
feature of this meeting. 



CoiicQC Botes 



Bowdoin Loses 36 Points ia Track with the Class 
of 1910. Come out for Track this Spring and surprise 
yourself by finding that you can become a Track 
Athlete. 



Snow-shoeing is in vogue now. 

Frank Mikelsky was on the campus. Saturday. 

Tilton, '13, who has been sick at his home, has 
returned to college. 

Paul L. Chapman, Brown University, '08, visited 
friends at the college, Monday. 

Hussey, '11, is coaching the Cony High debaters 
for the annual interscholastic debate. 

Maloney, '12, returned Tuesday from a trip to 
ehe Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn. 

Hon. Herbert M. Heath, '72, of Augusta, is to 
deliver the Memorial Day address in Houlton. 

The Brunswick Record for Feb. 11 contains an in- 
teresting article by Prof. Files on "Our New 
Roads." 

Crossland, '10, is planning to attend the presenta- 
tion of the Passion Play at Oberammergau this 
summer. 

To-night the Zeta Psi chapters of Colby and Bow- 
doin hold a joint banquet at the Augusta House at 
Augusta. 

Carrigan who will coach the baseball team during 
indoor practice, commenced his work with the can- 
didates. Saturday afternoon. 



Friday, Feb. 11, was the 77th birthday anniver- 
sary of Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller of the Su- 
preme Court of the United States. 

P. J. Newman, '09, is working this winter in the 
northern part of Maine on the Allegash river, seal- 
ling logs for the Coe-Pingree Lumber Co. 

Gage, Turner, and MacDonald, debaters on the 
Cony High debating team, were on the campus, Mon- 
day, receiving instructions from Hussey, their coach. 

Dr. Myles Standish, '75, of Boston, a member of 
the Harvard Medical School Examining Board, has 
been entertained by friends at the Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon house this week. 

Skelton, '11, Oxnard, '11, Brown, '10, Ballard, '10, 
Otis, '10, Pratt, '13, Abbott, '12, and Clarke, '12, will 
attend the district conclave of Kappa Sigma Frater- 
nity in Boston, February 22d. 

English 4 is divided into two divisions this semes- 
ter. One division giving special attention to poetry 
is conducted by Mr. McConaughy^ the other taking up 
the study of the English essay and prose is directed 
by Mr. Snow. 

Dr. J. P. Jones of India, who preached at the 
college church last Sunday, was entertained at the 
Delta Upsilon House, Sunday evening. Dr. Jones, 
who is a member of Delta Upsilon is a graduate of 
Northwestern University in the Class of 1875. j)/ 

"WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.— A bill making Com- 
mander Robert E. Peary, U. S. N., discoverer of the 
north pole, a rear admiral, was passed by the Senate 
yesterday. Indications are that the measure will also 
receive the approval of the House." 

"WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.— A medal of honor 
instead of promotion to rear admiral for Com- 
mander Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the north 
pole, is proposed by a sub-committee of the House 
Committee on naval affairs. The sub-committee 
yesterday unanimously disapproved the bill passed by 
the Senate making Peary a rear admiral." 

"NEW YORK, Feb. 9. — Before an audience of 
more than 4,000 persons in the Metropolitan Opera 
House last night. Commander Robert E. Peary, dis- 
coverer of the North Pole, was presented with a 
$10,000 check on behalf of the citizens of New York, 
but instead of retaining it for himself the com- 
mander announced immediately that he would con- 
tribute it towards the South Pole expedition as 
planned by the National Geographical Society." 

Lovers of Longfellow will note with pleasure that 
there is a movement on foot to make Longfellow day 
an annual event in the public schools of this State. 
It is not meant to make this occasion a public holi- 
day, but to set aside the afternoon of Feb. 27 each 
year for the observance of Longfellow day. Mr. and 
"Mrs. George Thornton Edwards of Portland are the 
originators of the movement which is heartily en- 
dorsed by Gov. Fernald and Mr. Payson Smith, State 
Supt. of Schools. As the poet's birthday falls on 
Sunday this year, Longfellow day will be observed 
on the afternoon of Feb. 28. 



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Hluinni E)epartment 

'38. — Edward H. Daveis, Esq., died at his 
home in Portland, Me., Sunday, December 12, 
in his 92d year. 

Mr. Daveis graduated in the Class of 1838. 
He received his diploma from the Harvard 
Law School in 1841. He then entered upon 
the active practice of law in Portland, having 
a large and influential clientele. He was in- 
terested in the Portland Gas Company and the 
Portland Locomotive Company, then one of 
the largest manufacturing establishments in 
the Eastern states. He was also identified 
with banks and other business enterprises. On 
Jime 8, 1853, Mr. Daveis married Miss Susan 
W. Bridge. She survives him as do two 
daughters, Mary Oilman and Mabel Stewart. 

'47. — Major . Henry Donald Whitcomb 
died of apoplexy 26 January, 1910, at Rich- 
mond, Virginia. Major Whitcomb, son of 
Captain John and Abigail (Clapp) Whitcomb, 
was born 19 February, 1826. "Upon gradua- 
tion he entered upon his life work of a civil 
engineer. In 1849 he moved to Richmond, 
and for twenty-five years was in the employ 
of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, which he 
constructed through the Virginia and West 
Virginia mountains. In 1854 he was made 
superintendent of transportation and the fol- 
lowing year chief engineer of the system. In 
1861 he was made general superintendent as 
well, a position he held until 1870. 

During the war he was in charge of trans- 
portation of troops and supplies over the 
Chesapeake and Ohio, holding the rank of 
major in the Confederate service. 

In 1870 he resigned the superintendency 
of the road to devote his attention to its ex- 
tension through the Alleghanies from the 
headwaters of the James to the Kanawha, and 
finally on to the Ohio River, a work which 
was accomplished under his direct supervision 
as chief engineer, and completed in 1873. The 
following year he was appointed by President 
Grant a member of the United States Com- 
mission to examine the waterways of Europe 
and report a plan for improving the mouth of 
the Mississippi, which report was adopted and 
carried out under the supervision of Capt. J. 
B. Eads. 

At the same time Major Whitcomb was in 
charge of the government work in the im- 
provement of the James River. He resigned 
that position in 1880 to return to railroad con- 



struction and built the Kanawha and Michigan 
Railroad, in West Virginia, now a part of the 
Hocking Valley system. In 1893 he again 
took charge of the James River work for the 
United States government, and continued 
until his retirement to private life in 1900. 

Major Whitcomb was a member and at 
one time a director of the American Society 
of Civil Engineers ,and also a member of 
Dove Lodge, A. F. and A. M. His wife died 
in 1887. He is survived by four children : 
Mrs. Hugh M. Taylor and Mrs. Edgar D. 
Taylor, of Richmond, Va. ; Mrs. G. L. Nicol- 
son, of Washingfton, and H. D. Whitcomb, Jr., 
of East Orange, N. J. 

"55. — Rev. Flavins V. Norcross died 30 
January, 1910, at Newcastle. Mr. Norcross 
was born 29 April, 1829, at Dixfield, Maine. 
After graduation he immediately entered Ban- 
gor Theological Seminary and graduated in 
1858. He was ordained at Union in i860, 
continuing there as pastor for a period of 
thirty years. Thence he went to Andover 
where he was pastor for six years. After- 
wards he was employed as a missionary of 
the Bible Society of Maine. He established 
his home in Newcastle about fourteen years 
ago where he continued to reside until the 
time of his death, preaching as his health and 
opportunity would permit. 

During the years of his retirement he re- 
mained helpful to the churches of Lincoln 
Conference of Congregational Churches, and 
particularly to the church at Newcastle. For 
twenty or more years of his life he was town 
superintendent of schools, and closely identi- 
fied with local educational interests. 

I\Ir. Norcross was twice married. The 
death of his second wife, with whom he had 
lived thirty-one years, took place less than 
three months before his own. His tender 
sympathies and Christian spirit won for him 
a wide circle of friends who mourn his loss. 

'92. — Rev^ Harry W. Kimball has resigned 
his charge at South Weymouth, Mass., to 
become field secretary for savings bank insur- 
ance under the direction of the League formed 
a few years since for the promotion of this ob- 
ject. He will also co-operate with the Wage 
Earners Committee of the Boston Chamber of 
Commerce. 

'04. — Mr. Fred Lysander Putnam was 
married 19 January, 1910, to Mary Alice, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pearce of 
Fort Fairfield, Me. , 



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VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 25, 1910 



NO. 27 



WILLIAM WINTER TO SPEAK ON LONGFELLOW 

"Dean of American Dramatic Critics," Personal Friend 
of Longfellow, Associate of Horace Greeley, Forty= 
Four Years America's Leading Dramatic Critic 

William Winter, author, poet and dramatic 
critic will lecture in Memorial Hall next Mon- 
day evening upon the subject, "Longfellow and 
American Letters," under the auspices of the 
Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, giving not 
only to those interested in literature, but to all 
Bowdoin men a chance to avail themselves of 
very unusual opportunity to hear a very 
unusual man. 

In the current number of the Munsey Mr. 
Walter Prichard Eaton has an article on the 
life of William Winter, which we commend to 
the reading of every Bowdoin man who does 
not know much about William Winter and 
who wants to know more before hearing him 
lecture. The purposes of the Orient can best 
be served by quoting a few snatches here and 
there from the March Munsey. 

"In the month of August, 1909, William 
Winter, 'the dean of American dramatic crit- 
ics,' and almost the last link between the lit- 
erary Americali of the mid-A^ictorian epoch 
and the bustling present, resigned his post on 
the New York Tribune, which he had adorned 
for almost half a century, and which he had 
filled with untiring zeal and unflagging devo- 
tion to what he deemed the best ideals of jour- 
nalism. Everyone who is seriously interested 
in the stage in America is more or less famil- 
liar of course with Mr. Winter's writings 
about it and knows how those writings dis- 
close a curious blend of the Puritan and senti- 
mentalist. William Winter was a Puritan by 
environment and sentimentalist by nature — 
and the two went hand in hand. He was born 
in Gloucester, Mass., in 1836, and his boyhood 
years were spent in Boston where he moved 
amid the stirring events, literary and political 
and spiritual, which marked the period of Bos- 
ton's golden age of American leadership. 

Mr. Winter at eighteen went to the Har- 
vard Law School. There, not only the Puri- 
tan peace of Cambridge, but the Puritan peace 
of Longfellow, ivho made a friend of the 
young man, must have had a great influence 



upon him. On graduation he was admitted 
to the Suffolk bar and even practiced for a 
time. But he was also a sentimentalist. A 
man of passionate friendships and equally pas- 
sionate dislikes, a hero worshipper of Long- 
fellow, poetry was one of his loves — so 
strong a one that it seemed to him a greater 
interest than politics or law or reform. His 
place by temperament was in speech rather 
than in action, in literature rather than in life. 

In 1865 Mr. Winter became dramatic critic 
of the New York Tribune, then edited by Hor- 
ace Greeley, and he has occupied that post 
from that date until 1909. During that time 
Mr. Winter has numbered among his friends, 
George William Curtis, Bayard Taylor, Oliver 
Wendell Holmes, Edmund Clarence Stedman, 
Richard Henry Stoddard, Wilkie Collins, 
Donald B. Mitchell and Artemus Ward. But 
it was among actors perhaps that his warmest 
friendships lay. Pie was the intimate friend 
and adviser of Booth and Barrett, of Jefferson 
and Irving, of Augustin Daly and Miss 
Rehan. 

But after all, it is not his bond of friend- 
ship with the great figures in our literature and 
on our stage twenty-five or fifty years ago, 
that makes him most significant and interest- 
ing. It is the fact that as a critic of the 
drama, he wrote about a fine art, finely. So 
few have done that in this country, so few are 
doing it to-day that WilHam Winter stands 
almost unique." 

William Winter, now a man of 74 years, is 
to honor Bowdoin ' by speaking in Memorial 
Hall about his personal friend, Henry W. 
Longfellow, '25. 



PROGRAM SECOND MAINE INTERCOLLEGIATE 
Y. M. C. A. CONFERENCE 

Colby College, Waterville, March 4, 5, 6 

Friday Evening — Reception to delegates 
by Colby Y. M. C A. Addresses of Wel- 
come by Pres. A. J. Roberts of Colby, and G. 
W. Vail, Pres. Colby Y. M. C. A. Re- 
sponses from Prof. C. M. Clark of Bangor 
Seminary and J. L. McConaughy, for Bow- 



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doin. Address by Prof. A. W. Anthony, of 
Bates. 

Saturday Morning — Bible Study. H. 
W. Slocum, Bowdoin, presiding. Devotional 
exercises, C. M." Daggett (Colby), former 
Maine Students Y. M. C. A. Secretary. "The 
Development of Bible Study," Ross H. Had- 
ley, of New York, Sec. of Bible Study Dept. 
of International Y. M. C. A. Committee. 
Brief Talks. 

"Daily Bible Study," Delbert Andrews, 
Bates. 

"Fraternity Bible Classes," A. S. Atwood, 
Maine. 

"Value of the Normal Class,". A. W. 
Stone, Bowdoin. Discussion led by E. C. 
Worman (Yale), Student Y. M. C. A. Secre- 
tary for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Business Session. 

Conference Photograph. 



Afternoon — Social Service. 

Address by Prof. Robert J. Sprague, of 
Maine. Discussion of the work done by Asso- 
ciations represented. 

Saturday Evening. 

E. M. Storer, Maine, presiding. Song 
Service. "Bible Study as a World Power :" 
In the Home Field, E. C. Worman. In For- 
eign Fields, R. H. Hadley (under appoint- 
ment as Bible Study Secretary for all India.) 

Sunday Morning. 

The conference speakers will occupy the 
pulpits of Waterville. 

Sunday Afternoon. 

Men's meeting. "World Wide Interest in 
Missions," Rev. J. Lowell Murray, Educa- 
tional Secretary, Student Volunteer Move- 
ment. 

Sunday Evening. 

7.30. Mass-meeting in City Hall. "Mis- 
sions and the Everyday Man," Rev. J. Lovell 
Murray. 

9 P.M. Closing meeting for delegates only. 

Bangor Seminary, Bates, Bowdoin, and 
University of Maine will each send 15 dele- 
gates who will be entertaind by the Colby Y. 
M. C. A. In addition, delegates will be pres- 
ent from the 10 largest Maine Preparatory 
Schools. It is also expected that if more than 
15 men desire to go from Bowdoin — as is 
hoped — they will be entertained Saturday and 
Sunday. The Maine Central Railroad has 
granted a special rate — a third Round Trip 
fare. 



ZETA PSI HOLDS JOINT BANQUET 

The Chi (Colby) and Lambda (Bowdoin) 
chapters of Zeta Psi held a joint banquet at 
the Augusta House in Augusta last Friday 
evening, the first one of its kind held since 
1894. In the future, however, the two chap- 
ters plan to make the affairs annual. More 
than 70 members of the fraternity, consisting 
of graduates and undergraduates of the two 
colleges were present. The committees for 
the 'banquet were: Edward G. Stacey, '11, 
chairman; Stanley F. Brown, '10, and Bernard 
B. Tibbetts, '11, from the Chi Chapter; Harold 
E. Weeks, '10, chairman; W. Folsom Merrill, 
'11, and Mark W. Burlingame, '12, from the 
Lambda. 

At the post prandial exercises, John Ed- 
ward Nelson, Chi, '98, of Waterville, was 
toastmaster. The speakers for the evening 
were : Lucien Howe, Lambda, '70, of Buffalo, 
N. Y. ; Lawrence Gorham Ludwig, Lambda, 
'10, of Houlton; Herbert Milton Heath, 
Lambda, '72, of Augusta ; Robert Betts Aus- 
tin, Chi "99, of New York; Edward Folsom 
Merrill, Lambda '03, of Skowhegan ; Oliver 
Leigh Hall, Chi "93, of Bangor ; Lyman Ab- 
bott Cousens, Lambda, "02, of Portland ; 
Henry Britt Moor, Chi '10, of Waterville; and 
Guy Augustine Hildreth, Kappa, '00, of Gar- 
diner. 



PEARY GOING ABROAD 

Commander Robert E. Peary will visit his 
home on Eagle Island early in April and will 
return to New York so as to sail April 26 or 
27 for London. On May 4, he is scheduled to 
lecture before the Royal Geographical Society. 
The exact dates for his lectures on the conti- 
nent are not settled, but he will speak some 
time during the early summer before geo- 
graphical and scientific societies in Paris, Ber- 
lin, Brussels, and Vienna and in Rome and St. 
Petersburg if he has time. He will then re- 
turn to Great Britain and speak at Edinburgh. 
He will then sail for home so as to arrive 
about June 18, in order to be here at the Com- 
mencement exercises. 



THE ABBOTT COLLECTION 

The room set aside as an "Abbott Memo- 
rial" in the tower of Hubbard Hall is now 
ready to be shown to the many visitors who 
come to the college. It is furnished in accord- 
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Dr. Edward Abbott of Cambridge. The room 
contains pictures, books and interesting and 
valuable souvenirs of the five Abbott writers 
who graduated from Bowdoin : Jacob Abbott, 
all of whose "Rollo" manuscripts are here, 
John S. C. Abbott, Gorham D. Abbott, Charles 
E., and Samuel P. Abbott. A life-size oil por- 
trait of Dr. Edward Abbott has recently been 
added bv Mrs. Abbott. 



MR, SCOTT QOINQ TO CHICAGO UNIVERSITY 

The many friends of Mr. Jonathan F. 
Scott will regret exceedingly to learn that he 
is to leave Bowdoin nex't year to become in- 
structor in the History of Education at the 
University of Chicago. Mr. Scott has been at 
Bowdoin in the capacity of instructor in His- 
tory but little over half a year and in that time, 
to use an unders'raduate expression he has 
"made good." During his stay here Mr. 
Scott has shown an ability as a teacher second 
only to his ability to make friends — two quali- 
fications for which he will be greatly missed 
by Bowdoin men. 

Mr. Scott graduated from Rutgers in 1902, 
and for some time thereafter did secondary 
school teaching. He then went to the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin where for three years he 
gave a course and did work of a graduate stu- 
dent in the History of Education. Last fall 
he came to IJowdoin where he is giving a 
course in European history, ranging from the 
Peace of Westphalia to the present time. 

It is understood that the university which 
has grown up so wonderfully in the past few 
years in the south side of Chicago has made 
some very flattering offers to the popular 
Bowdoin instructor. His work, it is under- 
stood, will be mostly lectures delivered upon 
the subject for which he is so well fitted and 
for which he has been chosen. His work will 
for the most part be concerned with seniors 
and graduate students, and since the Univer- 
sity of Chicago pays particular attention to 
graduate work the honor is regarded as all 
the greater. ' There are but few weeks in the 
year in which the university closes its doors 
and Mr. Scott will begin his lectures in 
Chicago a few days after the end of the Bow- 
doin semester and at the beginning of the 
Chicago summer term. Mr. Scott is one of the 
most pleasing class room lecturers on the 
Bowdoin faculty and the college wishes him 
the success which he will be sure to gain in his 
new field. 



THE FEBRUARY QUILL 

The February Quill, a rather larger issue 
than is customary, contains a number of inter- 
esting contributions. Among them : 

The Durability of Stevenson, which was 
awarded the '68 Prize, stands first. Thruout 
the essay is a feeling of genuine afifection for 
Stevenson's works. This quality of sincerity 
is apt to be lacking in the work of undergrad- 
uates, and when svich a piece of work as this 
is brought forward we are inclined to feel that 
its strong appeal lies in the simplicity of its dic- 
tion. The style, too, is easy, and the numerous 
quotations are moulded into the work with 
quite deft skill. 

In the Dark, describes a rather serious ad- 
venture of a young fisherman. The work 
would gain in effectiveness if more considera- 
tion had been given to the method of expres- 
sion, for the sentences slip one into another 
with apparent effort, and the paragraphs seem 
unusually short. Such phrases as '.'inky black- 
ness" and *'pitch darkness" might be advan- 
tageously omitted. However, the work seems 
sincere. 

The Prayer of the Priest, is a unique Chal- 
dean story. Some of the pictures, such as 
Abusharein and his brother, squatting before 
the hut door and the description of Abusharein 
going into his hut to rekindle his fire, altho not 
new, are well done. The reiteration of the 
priest's prayer and its effect upon Abu are sug- 
gestively handled. 

There is the usual installment of poetry. 
The Home of Song, by a graduate, shows that 
he still is interested in the literary activities of 
the college, and is willing to give his aid. 

A Nezv Englander on Broadiuay is a sus- 
tained piece of work. The rhyming scheme 
seems very spontaneous and unaffected, and the 
metrical construction is impeccable. 

Other pieces are A Song, Lahore Est Orare, 
and A Translation from the Tzvelfth Cathe- 
merinon of Prndentius. As we look over the 
poetry that appears each month we wish that 
the superficial tone might be dropped, for the 
contributions seem to ring rather emptily and 
to strive for effect. Flaubert said, in speak- 
ing of poetry, "I should rather read musical 
nonsense than unmusical sense." We can 
hardly concur with him, but will say, "If the 
spirit of the poem can be sincere, we are will- 
ing to overlook a faulty foot." 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

Associate Kditors 

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"W. A. FULLER, 1912 



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FEBRUARY 25, 1910 



A Waste of 



Just at this time when so 
, _ much is being said about 

, , " , esources conservation of national re- 

sources, it miglit be well to call attention to a 
wanton waste of one of our most prized re- 
sources which is going on right here at Bow- 
doin college — the heat and light in the ends. 

The college provides heat lavishly, at times 
too lavishly, with the result that the fellows in 
the ends open their windows and the college 
tries to heat all of out doors a part of the time. 
Instead of turning off the heat to cool ofif the 
room many fellows will leave the radiator wide 
open and the window wide open, and the col- 
lege pays the bills. The result affects the indi- 
vidual student only indirectly, but nevertheless 
the carelessness of one man in this regard has 
its effect upon the entire community, for what- 
ever money goes into buying coal for the 
power house, will not go into scholarships and 
improvements. 



Many men take the attitude that they want 
to get their money's worth out of the electric 
lights, so leave them burning whether or not 
they are in the room, and thruout the whole 
night. Of course the college is financially able 
to run its lighting plant at top speed, but the 
money which pays for it will not build a new 
gvmnasium. Even from the point of view of 
the individual student there is a waste, for the 
life of an incandescent lamp is about6oohours, 
and with constant use the lamp soon burns out. 
The habit of turning off the heat and lights is 
a good one to form, for it may be useful later 
when you have to buy the coal and read the 
meter. 



Universities as 
Publishers 



It is a sign of the times 
that publishers thruout the 
country will note with 
especial care, that Yale University is pressing 
upon members of its faculty and its alumni 
the advantage to themselves and to the Uni- 
versity of issuing their books with the im- 
print of Yale University Press, a new depart- 
ment of the University which has established 
cooperating relations with the Oxford Univer- 
sity Press, London, and which is prepared to 
send forth books, here and abroad, with the 
sanction of the University. Chicago Univer- 
sity set the example in this field, and if other 
institutions follow, it will create an interesting 
situation for publishers, who now enlist so 
many of their authors of serious books from 
university and college scholars and moulders 
of public opinion. — Boston Herald. 



The Referendum 
at Bowdoin 



From recent devdopments 
it seems that the great 
Swiss institution of gov- 
ernment, the referendum, is to be put in prac- 
tice at Bowdoin. The question which is to be 
submitted to the college is, "Shall preparatory 
schools from outside the Slate of Maine be in- 
vited to participate in the Interscholastic 
Meet?" The Student Council has recom- 
mended that out of the state schools be invited, 
and the Athletic Council, which has the final 
decision of the matter has by a majority of one 
vote, declared against it. The Student Coun- 
cil, unwilling to see the matter drop without 
farther discussion, has decided to secure a vote 
of the college upon this question at the next 
mass-meeting. A vote of the student body 
will have no legal bearing upon the question, 
except to show the sentiment of the college, as 



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the power to decide questions relating to ath- 
letics lies solely and wholly with the Athletic 
/ Council. 
-/ To the question, "Shall preparatory schools 

from outside the State of Maine be invited to 
participate in the Interscholastic Meet?" the 
Student Council answers in the affirmative and 
the Athletic Council in the negative. The 
respective positions of the two bodies are sub- 
stantiated in brief by the following arguments : 
The Student Council argues for inviting 
out of state preparatory schools, 

1. Because the influence of the college 
outside the state would be increased. 

2. Because the Interscholastic Meet would 
be more closely contested than in recent years. 

The Athletic Council argues that out-of- 
the-State preparatory schools should not be in- 
vited to the Interscholastic Meet, 

1. Because Bowdoin would lose favor with 
the Maine preparatory schools. 

2. Because Bowdoin is so far from the 
center of population and the expense incurred 
in getting teams here is so great that only the 
largest schools would send teams, and if in- 
vited would send teams only when victory 
seemed practically certain. 

3. Because some of the larger preparatory 
schools might send a team of three or four 
"school boy wonders" who would win the 
meet. ' 

4. Because the larger preparatory schools 
would use the Bowdoin Interscholastic Meet as 
a practice meet to some of the meets nearer 
home, as for instance the Harvard or Dart- 
mouth Interscholastic. 



V M r A A ♦" Believing that Mr. Hiwale's 

■„,■ ;, * cause in India is a good 
Illegally ■ *' , 

* ' one, we are very anxious to 

see the college raise the $300 for which the 
Y. M. C. A. is circulating a subscription paper, 
but we are equally anxious that for the sake of 
precedent, the Y. M. C. A. raise the $300 in 
the proper way. Last year the Student Coun- 
cil passed a rule that no subscription paper be 
circulated about college without the sanction of 
the Student Council, yet last week, in direct 
violation of that act, a committee of the Y. M. 
C. A. started a subscription for Mr. Hiwale. 
It was, of course, thru ignorance or forgetful- 
ness that the committee allowed this paper to 
be passed before the sanction of the Council 
was secured, but we beg to remind them that 



the State and Federal courts of the United 
States do not recognize ignorance of the law 
as an excuse for crime. 

COMMUNICATION V 

To the Editor of the Boivdoin Orient: \ 

From time to time vague rumors have been 
circulated about the campus regarding the 
admission of Mass. Prep. Schools to our In- 
terscholastc Track Meet. These took definite 
shape when we noticed that the Student 
Council had at last shown itself a worthy or- 
ganization by recommending to the Athletic 
Council that these Massachusetts Schools be 
admitted. In last week's issue of the Orient 
we noticed that the Student Council's recom- 
mendation had fallen flat. By careful ques- 
tioning the reason for the Athletic Council's 
action was found to be that the athletic situa- 
tion and growth of the college had not as yet 
reached a point where this action was per- 
missible ; that Bowdoin is an Eastern college 
and the men of Massachusetts look West in- 
stead of East, that we must cater to our Maine 
schools in order to draw the men interested in 
athletics to Bowdoin. 

Let us look this matter squarely in the 
face and see the soundness of these arguments. 
The greater part of our athletes and students 
must come from our Maine schools. Granted. 
But does the interscholastic track aspect play 
such an important part in bringing athletes 
and students to Bowdoin. The meet, as every- 
one knows, has been a runaway match for 
Hebron. Their only ambition has been to see 
how many more points this year's team could 
score than last year's. Now what became of 
their athletes. By a consultation of the records 
we find that not one has put in appearance, 
but the majority went to a college where no 
interscholastic meet is held. Portland has 
won second place the last few years. She has 
done better, however, by sending us two or 
three men, but these men even from the earli- 
est days of their childhood, had been schooled 
to be Bowdoin men. Now where do our ath- 
letes come from? The men in college to-day 
who are our most consistent point winners 
come from schools whose .loyalty to Bowdoin 
has been the only cause for their sending a 
hopeless squad to our meet or from schools 
whose nearest approach to track athletics was 
chasing the cow home from pasture nights. 
So much for point number i. 



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Number 2 is that Massachusetts schools 
look West instead of East. This point from a 
superficial aspect seems to have considerable 
strength. The question which naturally arises 
is why do they look West. The answer is ob- 
vious. They must look West because they 
know nothing of the Eastern colleges. But 
can this be so? Has not Bowdoin by her per- 
formances in the past few years gained recog- 
nition in the public eye? Time and time 
again have Massachusetts schools eagerly 
snatched at the opportunity to meet our Maine 
schools more than half way. Not a school of 
standing in the state has been passed by un- 
noticed, but all have received ofifers and in- 
ducements to meet upon the diamond and 
gridiron these schools in Massachusetts. 
Should track be opened to them not only 
would they be able to at last gratify their 
hearts' desires but also take back with them 
the enlightening news that one Maine college, 
at least, is not so far behind the times. 

Point No. 3. That our athletic situation 
and growth has not yet reached the desired 
height of prosperity. By reviewing Bow- 
doin's triumphs on the track the peculiar fact 
comes to the surface that not Maine men but 
out of State men have helped most to swell 
our points at the N. E. Meet. As for the stu- 
dent body, surely the reputation of Bowdoin 
and all of her alumni must be sufficient to keep 
our numbers within the limits of faculty reg- 
ulation, but out of State men must be induced 
and why not do it the easiest way which is to 
open up our Interscholastic Meet to out-of- 
State teams. 

Undergr.\duate. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, February 25 
Musical Clubs play at Waterville. 

Saurday, February 26 
Musical Clubs play at Augusta. 
9.00 Fencing practice in the Gymnasium. 

Sunday^ February 27 

10.30 Special service for college students at St. 
Paul's, by Rev. L. F. Parsons. 

10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill 
conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 

S.oo P.M. Sunday Chapel conducted by Rev. Mr. 
Edwards of Brunswick. Music by double quartet. 

Monday, February 28 
Maud Adams in "What Every Woman Knows," 
at Empire Theatre, Lewiston. 



8.00 William Winter will lecture in Memorial 
Hall under the auspices of the Alpha Chapter of 
Phi Beta Kappa on Longfellow and American 
Letters. 

Tuesday. March i 

3.30 Make-up gym. 

Maude Adams in "What Every Woman Knows," 

7.30 Senior Squad practice in gym. 

8.30 Junior Squad practice in gym.. 

9.30 Sophomore Squad practice in gym. 
10.30 Freshman Squad practice in gym. 

. Wednesday, March 2 
Maude Adams at Jefferson Theatre, Portland. 
Y. M. C. A. room. 

7.30 Senior Squad practice in gym. 
8.30 Junior Squad practice in gym.. 
9.30 Sophomore Squad practice in gym. 
10.30 Freshman Squad practice in gym. 

Thursday, March 3 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Meeting. Prof. A. W. An- 
thony of Bates will speak. 

7.30 Senior Squad practice in gym. 
8.30 Junior Squad practice in gym.. 
g.30 Sophomore Squad practice in gym. 
10.30 Freshman Squad practice in gym. 

Friday, March 4 
President Taft has been in office one year. 
Opening of Maine Intercollegiate Y. M. C. A. 
Conference at Waterville. 

8.00 Reception to delegates by Colby Y. M. C. A. 
7.30 Senior Squad practice in gym. 
8.30 Junior Squad practice in gym.. 
9.30 Sophomore Squad practice in gym. 
10.30 Freshman Squad practice in gym. 



MUSICAL CLUBS ON TOUR 

The Bowdoin Musical Clubs left Bruns- 
wick at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon for their 
annual up-state tour, giving the first concert 
at Vassalboro before the students of Oak 
Grove Seminary on Tuesday evening. On 
Wednesday the dubs moved on to Oldtown, 
and on Thursday evening the annual Bangor 
concert was the event. Friday evening Water- 
ville is the city which will be favored with the 
Bowdoin musical clubs. Returning home the 
clubs will play at Augusta on Saturday. In 
the first four concerts, Kellogg, '11, will act as 
violin soloist, because Kendrie, "10, is obliged 
to play at Lewiston on Thursday evening, but 
on Saturday evening at Augusta Kendrie will 
be a feature of the concert. 



ART BUILDING NOTES 

A copy of a detail of the Sistine Madonna after 
Raphael has been loaned to the college and placed in 
the Boyd Gallery. A mourning ring of Samuel 
Moody, who died" 28 Aug. 1803, aged 72, has been 
given to the college and placed in the Boyd Gallery. 

Mr, Moore of Portland is at work on the paint- 
ings, giving them a careful cleaning and repairing. 



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(ZoiiCQC Botes 

Do you remember what Sherman said about war? 
That is what every able'-bodied Freshman who doesn't 
come out for Track this spring will get. Bowdoin 
loses 36 points when 1910 graduates. 

Timberlake, 'i2, is sick with the mumps. 

H. L. Hall, '13, has entered Bates College. 

The pins of the Monday Club have arrived. 

The football sweaters have been given out. 

Harris, '09, has been visiting friends at the 
college. 

Perry, ex-'i3. has entered Dartmouth this 
semester. 

Willard H. Curtis. '11, has joined the Delta Upsi- 
lon fraternity. 

C. J. Hatch of Dartmouth, visited friends at the 
college, Monday. 

Foote, '12. is teaching in the South Windham 
Grammar School. 

Mr. McConaughy attended the Boys' Conference 
in Augusta, Saturday. 

The next meeting of the Deutscher Verein will be 
held at the Psi Upsilon House. 

E. H. Webster, '10, made a business trip to New 
York over Washington's Birthday. 

W. T. Johnson, '06, E. C. Pope, '07, and N. S. 
Weston, '08, were on the campus over Sunday. 

P. W. Mathews, '12, has been elected Business 
Manager of the Quill to succeed Meserve, '11. who 
has resigned. 

Brummett, '11, who has been ill at his home 
since the December vacation, is expected to return to 
college this week. 

Maude Adams is to play at the Empire Theatre 
in Lewiston, Feb. 28, and at the Jefferson in Port- 
land on March i. 

The delegates and representatives from the 
various Y. M. C. A.'s in the state have been visiting 
friends in college during the past two days. 

Prof. Files is to show the members of German 4 
some stereopticon pictures of the William Tell re- 
gion in Switzerland, next Tuesday evening. 

In the March number of Munsey there appears 
an interesting character sketch of William Winter, 
who is to speak in Memorial Hall, Monday evening. 

Sumner Edwards, '10, has been attending the 
national convention of Theta Delta Chi fraternity at 
Chicago, during the past week, as delegate from the 
Eta Charge. 

Prof. Allen Johnson entertained the Gentlemen's 
Club at Hotel Eagle last Friday evening. Prof. W. 
B. Mitchell gave an address on "The Destruction of 
Life in America." 

Prof. Allen Johnson has announced that the com- 
petitors for the Philo Sherman Bennett prize, which 
was established by Wm. J. Bryan from the trust 
funds of the estate of the late Philo S. Bennett of 
New Haven, Conn., will be required to write an 
essay on "City Government by Commission," the 
essay to 'be from 5,000 to 10,000 words in length. 



The ushers at the William Winter lecture will be 
the undergraduate members of the Alpha Chapter of 
Phi Beta Kappa, Messrs. H. Q. Hawes, Rodney 
Ross, Robert Hale, W. E. Robinson, and H. E. 
Rowell. 

"Bob" Fowler, a topnotcher among American 
Marathon runners, gave an account of his trip to 
Athens in 1906 and of his experiences in athletics 
before an interested group of listeners in the Christ- 
ian Association Room. Thursday afternoon. 

Prof. Dudley Sargent, at the dinner of the Bow- 
doin alumni, condemned the present attitude toward 
college athletics as copying too much the spectacu- 
lar standards of the Roman amphitheatre, indicating 
that the college man became an athlete first, and was 
an educated man in a secondary sense. Prof. Wam- 
paugh, of the Harvard law school, took the view that 
athletics played their part in making boys go to col- 
lege and so reduced the number of unintellectual 
people in the world. 

Rev. J. P. Jones, who was here recently, spoke of 
the importance which Hiwale's work could not fail 
to have. He is the only member of his race who 
has ever graduated from a Theological Seminary 
and a college in this part of the country. This he 
has done in five years, though he had to overcome 
all the difficulties due to residence in a strange land 
and speaking a foreign language. He is now mar- 
ried and has become one of the little centers of civ- 
ilization and Christianity in his own native country. 
Sometime in (he near future, the Orient hopes to be 
able to publish a letter from him, telling of his start 
in his work and the prospect before the Bowdoin 
Mission in India. 



CHEMICAL CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS 

The Chemical Club has organized for this 
year with a very large membership. The fol- 
lowing officers have been elected : F. C. Evans, 
'lo, Pres. ; C. A. Smith, '10, Vice-Pres. ; C. L. 
Deming, '10, Sec. and Treas. The members 
of the club are : Grace, Evans, Ballard, Nulty, 
P. B. Morss, Boynton, L. S. Lippincott, Ham- 
burger, C. A. Smith, Newman, Edwards, Dem- 
ing, S. S. Webster, H. Q. Hawes, Hobbs, 
Crovvell. R. Tuttle, and Woodward from 
1910; Elmer King, Dennis, and Meserve from 
[911 ; and G. C. Kern, Foote, and G. F. Wil- 
son from 1912. The club met at Webber's 
Wednesday for its picture. 



LINCOLN COUNTY CLUB 

The Lincoln County Club was organized Wednes- 
day evening, Feb. 16, with the following member- 
ship : Boynton, '10, Nickerson,'io, Burns, '11, Genth- 
ner, '11, Oram, '11, Farrin, '11, Kent, '12, Bryant, 
'12, Vannah, '12, Dodge, '13, and Belknap, '13. The 
officers for this year are : Boynton, '10, Pres. ; Nick- 
erson, '10, Vice-President; Genthner, '11, Sec. and 
Treas.; Executive Committee, Burns, '11, Bryant, 
'12. and Belknap, '13. 



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Hlumni department 

'6i. — Dr. William Winslow Eaton, who 
died suddenly at his home in Danvers, 
Mass., 31 January, 1910, was a native of 
Webster, Maine, where he was born May 
20, 1836. His parents were Martin 
and Phoebe (Winslow) Eaton. He was 
graduated from Bowdoin in 1861, receiving 
his A.M. degree four years later. While in 
college he began the study of medicine which 
was interrupted by the outbreak of the Civil 
War, in which he enlisted from Brunswick, 
Me. He was appointed to the hospital service 
and was promoted from assistant surgeon to 
surgeon with the rank of major. 

While the army was in winter quarters Mr. 
Eaton was given leave of absence by Secretary 
Stanton, which was improved to complete his 
medical studies in New York, where he re- 
ceived his degree from New York University 
March 4, 1864. Surgeon Eaton served 
throughout -the war. At Gettysburg he select- 
ed the Lutheran Church for the hospital. 

Dr. Eaton became a member of Army 
Lodge, No. 8, F. and A. M., which was organ- 
ized in 1864, at the front. He was aiifiliated 
with Amity Lodge of Danvers; was a charter 
member and pastmaster of Mosaic Lodge of 
Danvers; was a charter member of Holten 
Chapter, R. A. M., of Danvers ; also member 
of Salem Council, R. S. M. ; Winslow Lewis 
Commandery, No. 18, K. T., of Salem, of 
which he was prelate, serving for seventeen 
years, until his death. He also was a member 
of Sutton Lodge of Perfection of Salem and 
Aleppo Temple of Boston. 

Dr. Eaton served as trustee of Peabody In- 
stitute and for twenty-two years had been 
trustee and president of the Walnut Grove 
Cemetery Corporation. He was one of the 
organizers of the Danvers Improvement Soci- 
ety and had served as president for the past 
eighteen years. Since June, 1889, Dr. Eaton 
had been a member of the United States Pen- 
sion Board. 

Dr. Eaton married Agnes Hirst Magoon of 
Brunswick, Me., on June 25, 1865. She died 
in Danvers July 14, 1904. He is survived by 
two daughters, Susan W. Eaton and Marion 
A. Eaton, both of Danvers. 

'74. — Ira S. Locke, Esq., died at his resi- 
dence on Pleasant Avenue, Woodfords, 28 
January, 1910, from Bright's disease. 

Mr. Locke was born in Biddeford Feb. 4, 



1853, a son of 'the late Stephen and Lucinda 
(Clark) Locke. After graduation he studied 
law and was admitted to the Cumberland 
county bar in 1876 but on account of feeble 
health did not take up the active practice of 
his profession until 1880 when he fonned 
a partnership with his brother, the late 
Hon. Joseph A. Locke (Bowdoin, 1865) 
under the firm name of Locke & Locke. 
For twenty-five years they were engaged 
in a large and extensive practice with 
offices on Middle near Exchange Street. 
Soon after the death of the senior member of 
the firm, Mr. Locke withdrew from practice, 
his own health having become affected. 

Mr. Locke is survived by a wife whose 
maiden name was Ellen P. Wright. He was 
one of the most active members and support- 
ers of the Clark Memorial Methodist Church 
of Woodfords and prominent in his denomina- 
tion throughout the State. He was always a 
very devout as well as a consistent Christian. 

Many of the leading men of the church 
called him the best equipped in the country to 
deal with what might be termed ecclesiastical 
jurisprudence. He lived the life he professed, 
completely, and his career was like an open 
book in every respect. He was a strong tem- 
perance man and at one time took a prominent 
part in politics. 

'76.— O. C. Evans, A.M., of South Port- 
land, has been appointed Superintendent of 
Schools in the Turner and Canton district in 
this state. 

'76. — Charles D. Jameson, Esq., Consult- 
ing Engineer for the Chinese Government, has 
been visiting his mother at Bangor and the 
press of the State has recently published inter- 
esting paragraphs giving his views in regard 
to the construction of railroads in China. 

'94. — A son, Harris Merrill Plaisted, was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph P. Plaisted of 
Bangor, Jan. 21, 1910. 

'97. — Dr. Robert L. Hull, formerly the city 
physician of Portland, and for several years 
successfully located at Woodfords, has ac- 
cepted the position of house surgeon at the 
hospital for ruptured and crippled, New York 
City. 

'05. — Charles J. Donnell, who has been in 
the employ of the International Banking Cor- 
poration at Manila the past two years, has re- 
cently been transferred to Cebu on the island 
of that name. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



Y 



VOL. XXXIX 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MARCH 4, 1910 



NO. 28 



LONGFELLOW AND AMERICAN LETTERS 
Address by William Winter 

"Longfellow and American Letters" was 
the subject of an unusually fine lecture, given 
in Memorial Hall on last Monday evening by 
the dean of Ainerican dramatic critics, 
William Winter. The lecture was given under 
the auspices of the literary committee of the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society. It has tlie distinction 
of being the first so given for over twenty-one 
years. 

Mr. Winter is well known in this country, 
both as a poet and dramatic critic. For forty- 
four years he was the dramatic critic of the 
New York Tribune. As one of the three or 
four living intimates of Longfellow he has a 
special aptitude for speaking of the great poet. 

He was introduced by President Hyde who 
spoke briefly of Mr. Winter's connection with 
Bowdoin men thru his friendship with Long- 
fellow and also thru his recent editing of the 
work of William Law Symonds of the Class 
of 1854. President Hyde closed with a trib- 
ute to the sterling character of the speaker as 
a man who had "kept his rudder true." 

Mr. Winter, as he came forward to speak, 
showed his age in the white hair and slightly 
bent figure. His voice was firm but low and 
lacking in volume. It is scarcely possible to 
do justice to his address by attempting to give 
an abstract and only a few points may be 
mentioned. 

He began by sketching certain tendencies 
in the life and literature of the American 
people to-day. Their life he condemned as 
sordid and materialistic ; their literature as 
original at the expense of harmony and 
beauty. He mentioned also the over-devel- 
oped sense of humor, which makes the char- 
acteristic note of to-day "the horse-laugh." 

As an example of the older and to his 
mind better type, he took Longfellow, who 
looked on the world with the kindly smile. He 
gave a notable description of the Cambridge of 
the fifties, then a mere hamlet with stage 
coach and shady street. Well suited to such 
an atmosphere was the literary circle of 
which Longfellow was a leading member. In 
a few vigorous sentences Mr. Winter sketched 



the leading characteristics of the men who 
made up that circle. Of his own meeting and 
friendship with Longfellow he spoke in a per- 
sonal manner. He told of Longfellow at his 
fireside where he loved to be ; of Longfellow in 
sorrow; of Longfellow in the attacks of his 
opponents, generously forgiving. In speaking 
of Longfellow he mentioned others, in partic- 
ular Edgar Allan Poe, and read the eulogy 
which he had himself written on the Southern 
poet. 

Some had heard in a vague way of the 
power of Mr. Winter's invective; during the 
address they had ample opportunity to judge 
of it. In his indictment of American life and 
the present tendencies of the drama of Ibsen, 
Shaw, Walter Maeterlinck and others, the 
audience heard choice specimens of the pol- 
ished invective. It was, perhaps, the strongest 
kind of invective, that of the well-chosen ad- 
jective. 

Toward the close of the lecture Mr. Win- 
ter read a poem of his own on Longfellow and 
closed with an appeal for the adoption of those 
ideals of literature and life for which Long- 
fellow stood. 

After the lecture a reception was held in 
Hubbard Hall at which Mr. Winter was 
assisted in receiving by Judge Symonds of 
Portland, and Prof. Chapman. The affair 
was much enjoyed by all present, among 
whom were many from out of town. 

The literai-y committee of the Phi Beta 
Kappa Society, under whose auspices the 
lecture was given, is composed of the follow- 
ing: Prof. Geo. T. Little, 'yy; Rev. Samuel V. 
Cole, 'yj, of Norton, Mass.; Rev. Charles H. 
Cutler, '81, of Bangor, Me. ; Prof. Charles C. 
Torrey, '84, of New Haven; and Prof. Ken- 
neth C. M. Sills. 

The ushers were the following who com- 
prise the undergraduate members of the soci- 
ety: Robert Hale, Henry Quimby Hawes, 
Warren Eastman Robinson, Rodney Elsmore 
Ross, Llarold Edwin Rowell. 

Among those who came in from Portland 
to the lecture were the following: 

Judge J. W. Symonds, Henry Deering, A. 
L. Moulton, Miss Charlotte Thomas, Nathan 
Goold, Thomas H. Eaton, W. G. Wilbur, 



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Judge and Mrs. Clarence Hale, L. W. Forbes, 
E. C. Wilson, Miss Symonds, Mr. and Mrs. 
Ridge, Mr. and Mrs. David Snow, Fred Cook, 
Leland Walker, George E. Fogg, Lyman 
Cousins, Miss Maud Washburn, Miss Brad- 
ley, Miss Goold, Miss May Davis, Mrs. Marri- 
cott, Misses Marricott, Mrs. Siders. 



COMMUNICATION 

Portland, Me., Feb. 25, 1910. 
To the Editor of the Botvdoin Orient: 

Dear Sir — I desire the kind offices of your 
paper to express my appreciation of the cour- 
tesies so generously shown me by the students 
of Bowdoin College on the occasion of my ad- 
dress before the Christian Association of the 
College on Thursday evening. 

Very respectfully yours, 
(Signed) Joshua L. Chamberlain. 



PROF. HASTINGS TO GIVE UP TEACHING 

Professor Hastings, head of the Depart- 
ment of Surveying and Drawing, is to com- 
plete his work at Bowdoin this spring. He 
has decided to give up teaching and enter an- 
other branch of his work in the employ of the 
firm of John Dreyfus and Sons, a Chicago con- 
cern. Professor Hastings' many friends re- 
gret his giving up his work of teaching and 
leaving Brunswick. 

Professor Hastings fitted at Phillips-Exe- 
ter Academy before entering the Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology, from which he 
was graduated in 1907. From 1907-1908, he 
held the position of Instructor of the newly 
developed Department of Surveying and 
Drawing. In 1908, he was elected Assistant 
Professor of the Department, and in 1909 was 
given the chair of Professor. During his work 
in this course. Professor Hastings has per- 
fected its operation and so conducted it with 
such a high standard of instruction that he has 
made his new department successful in every 
detail. 



RROF. FAIRCHILD TO GO TO YALE 

At the meeting of the corporation of Yale 
University, Monday evening of last week. 
Prof. Henry Pratt Fairchild of Bowdoin was 
appointed assistant professor of political econ- 



omy. Prof. Fairchild will accept the appoint- 
ment and begin his work there next fall. This 
news of Prof. Fairchild's leaving Bowdoin is 
received with regret by his many friends here 
among the students and townspeople. 

Prof. Fairchild has shown that he is cer- 
tainly fitted for his new position by his work 
both here in Bowdoin and also before coming 
here. During his professorship here, he has 
held the position of the Fayerweather Profes- 
sor of Economics 'and Sociology, and has dis- 
played in this deparbnent his equal ability as a 
lecturer and as an instructor. He is a gradu- 
ate of Doane College in 1900, where he was 
Secretary of State, 1903-1906, and a recipient 
of a Ph.D. degree from Yale, where he spent 
three years of post-graduate work before com- 
ing to Bowdoin. 

From 1900 to 1903 he was a teacher at the 
International College, Smyrna, Turkey. 

Prof. Fairchild has won scores of admirers 
and friends during his short stay here. Of a 
pleasing personality and a ready disposition, 
he has made friends of his students and the 
townspeople. 



SIXTH ANNUAL DISTRICT CONCLAVE OF 
KAPPA SIGMA 

More than seventy-five enthusiastic Kappa 
Sigmas from all parts of New England cele- 
brated the termination of the two-day session 
of the sixth Annual Conclave of District I. of 
that fraternity by their twelfth Annual Ban- 
quet held at the Hotel Lenox, Boston, on the 
evening of Washington's Birthday. The toast- 
master was Dr. Lawrence J. Rhea, a graduate 
of the University of Texas and professor in 
the Harvard Medical School. Responses to 
toasts were given by Prof. J. L. Hills of the 
University of Vermont, Prof. Richard Woris- 
key of New Flampshire State College, P. J. 
Wickser of the Harvard Law School, Jesse 
Waid, captain of the Harvard 'Varsity Crew, 
and Jessie Carpenter of M. A. C. 

The Conclave began Monday evening with a 
smoker given at the Harvard Chapter House, 
at which considerable local talent was exhib- 
ited through songs, sleight-of-hand perform- 
ances, jugglery, feats of hypnotism and a mel- 
odrama written especially for the occasion. 

Tuesday morning at 9.30 a business meet- 
ing was held at Legion of Honor Hall, 200 
Huntington Avenue, at which ninety members 
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delivered the address of welcome, to which 
Harold B. Ballard of Bowdoin, responded. 
Prof. Whoriskey read an article on "The Value 
of the Fraternity to the College," which was 
very ethusiastically received. 

At five o'clock in the afternoon, a model ini- 
tiation was given by the Boston Alumni 
Chapter. 

J. E. Hicks, Bowdoin, "95, is head of the 
First District, having been twice re-elected. 

Alpha Rho of Bowdoin was represented by 
the following men: Otis, '10 (delegate), Bal- 
lard, '10; Brown, '10; Oxnard, '11; Skelton, 
'11; Abbott, '12; Clarke, '12. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL MEETS 

A meeting of the athletic council was held 
in Dr. Whittier's office at 4.30 p.m. last Tues- 
day. Football, baseball and track matters were 
discussed generally but no important measures 
were passed. 

Nominations were made for manager and 
assistant manager of the 1910 football team: 

For Manager — Harrison M. Berry, '11, 
Harold S. White, '11. 

For Assistant Manager — Robert P. King, 
'12, Maurice H. Grey, '12. Reginald Foss, 
'12, alternate. 

It was voted to make an exception in 
awarding class numerals in the case of class 
squads. Under the present ruling no man is 
eligible to wear, his class numerals unless he 
has played certain parts of class games, has 
won a point in track oti his class team, or has 
been a member of a winning class squad or 
relay team. Henceforth every man who is 
elected to a class drill squad will be awarded 
his numerals whether or not his squad wins 
the drill. 



PSI UPSILON ENTERTAINS CLASSICAL CLUB 

The Classical Club held a very entertain- 
ing and instructive meeting at the Psi Upsilon 
House last Tuesday evening, at which the topic 
of discussion was, "Rome in Connection with 
Latin Literature." Professor Sills opened the 
meeting with a very interesting resume of all 
Latin literature in connection with Rome. 
There followed comment on (the attitude 
toward Rome which is found characteristic of 
the writings of many important Roman 
writers. 

Informal reports were made on the follow- 
Uiakim ™& topics : Rome in Vergil's Aeneid, eighth 



book, Skelton, '11; Rome in Cicero, E. Wil- 
son, '12; Rome in Horace, Purington, '12; 
Rome in Juvenal, Professor Sills; Rome in 
Pliny, Hawes, '11; Rome in Martial, Profes- 
sor Nixon. 

The next meeting will be held with Profes- 
sor Nixon on March 24th. The topic will be 
"Outlines of Roman Topography." 

March 14th. Professor George D. Chase 
of the University of Maine will lecture here 
on the topic, "Thucydides the Father of His- 
tory." 



M. L A. A. ELECTS OFFICERS 

The Annual Convention of the Maine In- 
tercollegiate Athletic Association was held 
Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Elmwood, Water- 
ville. Me. 

The meeting was called to order by Presi- 
dent Haskell. Each of the four colleges of 
Maine was represented by two undergradu- 
ates. After the routine business was con- 
cluded, the matter of allowing Blanchard of 
Bates a medal for lowering the hurdle record 
at last year's meet was discussed and it was 
voted that since in the judgment of the meet- 
ing his time had not been made under the con- 
ditions specified in the hand book he be given 
no medal. 

It will be remembered that in the race in 
question Blanchard knocked down every hur- 
dle in his string, apparently jumping straight 
into them instead of attempting to clear the 
obstructions. 

In order that no further dispute of this 
nature might arise the wording of the N. E. I. 
A. A. in this matter was adopted : "No record 
shall be made in a hurdle race unless the com- 
petitor leaves every hurdle standing after 
jumping ,the same." 

The matter of the adoption by the Associa- 
tion of the so-called A. A. U. or Greek Discus 
was then brought up and it was voted that 
each college send to the President of the Asso- 
ciation its vote on this matter within two 
weeks. The sentiment seemed to be unani- 
mously in favor of the adoption of the new 
discus, which was this year adopted by the 
N. E. I. A. A. and is now in general use thru 
the country. 

After election of the following officers the 
meeting was adjourned : 

Walter J. Emerson, Bowdoin, President. 

M. R. Sumner, Maine, Vice-President. 

J. Garfield Bishop, Bates, Treasurer. 

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EDITORIAL BOARD 



WM. E. ATWOOD, igio Editor-in-Chief 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii, Managing Editor 

Associate Editors 

p. B. MORSS, 1910 J. C. WHITE. 1911 

THOMAS OTIS, 1910 E. W. SKELTON, 1911 

W. E. ROBINSON, 1910 'W. A. McCORMICK, 1912 
^«f. A. FULLER, 1912 



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Vol. XXXIX. 



MARCH 4, 1910 



Voices Out of 

the Past 



Out of a week of drizzle 
over head and worse than 
drizzle under foot, like 
Portia's good deed in a naughty world, shine 
two events, of moment to Bowdoin College. 
Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain and Mr. William 
Winter, each with the dignity of age upon 
him, and each easily first in his walk of life, 
have been heard at the college. These gentle- 
men in a sense, come to us out of the past, 
for they represent a generation which is real 
to us only as we read of it in history or as has 
been our experience this week, we see its living 
embodiment before us. To us of the later 
generation Gen. Chamberlain suggests the now 
historical scenes of the great struggle between 
North and South, and the earlier and less 
prosperous days of the college. Mr. William 
Winter seems to take us still further into the 
dim recesses of the past by talking of personal 
acquaintance with Longfellow. Gen. Cham- 



berlain is a type of the old-time scholar, states- 
man and soldier; Mr. Winter is a type of the 
mid-Victorian man of letters, thoroughly out 
of touch with modern tendencies, but sincere 
in his belief that nothing good exists in liter- 
ature except it be taken out of the past. Both 
gentlemen are artists for, says Stevenson, 
"The best artist is not the man who fixes his 
eye on posterity, but the one who loves the 
practice of his art." 



The year 1910 sees Bow- 
A Sign of Prosperity doin College give away 
more money in the form of 
scholarships than any other year in its history. 
Last week the college gave away in scholar- 
ships, exclusive of the Charles Carroll Everett 
and the Longfellow scholarships of $500 each, 
the sum of $9815 which is $1372.39 more than 
it ever gave before. The growth of the schol- 
arship fund has been remarkable during the 
past five years, and especially during the last 
two years in which $4,290 has been added to 
the total amount of scholarships given away, 
or in other words the college now gives al- 
most twice as much in scholarships as it did 
in 1907. 

The amount given to students each year 
during the past five years is recorded below, 
showing the immense growth in the last two 
years : 

1906 $5,332 50 

1907 5,360 00 

1908 5,525 00 

1909 8,443 61 

1910 9,815 00 



M. I. A. A. ELECTS OFFICERS 

[Continued from Page 227] 

Thomas P. Packard, Colby, Secretary. 

The date for the Meet is not at the discre- 
tion of the meeting but is fixed by the Consti- 
tution for the Saturday preceding the N. E. I. 
A. A. Meet. It will be held this year at Lew- 
iston on May 14. The officials will be practi- 
cally the same as those of last year. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, March 4 
Musical Clubs play at Bath. 

Opening of Maine Intercollegiate Y. M. C. A. 
Conference at Waterville. 

8.00 Reception to delegates by Colby Y. M. C. A. 
7.00 Senior Squad practice in gym. 



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8.00 Junior Squad practice in gym. 
g.oo Sophomore Squad practice in gym. 
10.00 Fresliman Squad practice in gym. 

Saturday, March s 
Meetings of Maine Intercollegiate Y. M. C. A. 
Conference at Waterville. 
2.30 Make-up gym. 
9.00 Fencing practice in gym. 

Sunday, March 6 

Last day of Y. M. C. A. Conference at Waterville. 

10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 

5.00 Sunday chapel conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by double quartette. 

Monday, March 7 

2.30 Track Practice in gym. 

4.00 Freshman Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

4.30 Sophomore Relay Practice on Outdoor 
Track. 

Junior Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

5.15 Track Practice in gym. 

7.00 Senior Squad Practice in gym. 

7.30 Meeting of the Monday Night Club at the 
D. U. House. 

8.00 Junior Squad Practice in gym. 

9.00 Sophomore Squad Practice in gym. 
10.00 Freshman Squad Practice in gym. 

Tuesday, March 8 
3.30 Make-up gym. 

4.00 Freshman Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 
4,30 Sophomore Relay Practice on Outdoor 
Track. 

Junior Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 
7.00 Senior Squad Practice in gym. 
8.00 Bradbury Prize Debate in Memorial Hall. 
8.00 Junior Squad Practice in gym. 
9.00 Sophomore Squad Practice in gym. 
10.00 Freshman Squad Practice in gym. 

Wednesday, March 9 

l.oo Lenten Service. Rev. L. W. Parsons, leader. 

2.30 Track Practice in gym. 

4.00 Freshman Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

4.30 Sophomore Relay Practice on Outdoor 
Track. 

Junior Relay Practice on Outdoor Trcak. 

5.15 Track Practice in gym. 

8.00 Senior Squad Practice in gym. 

9.00 Junior Squad Practice in gym. 
10.00 Sophomore Squad Practice in gym. 
11.00 Freshman Squad Practice in gym. 

Thursday, March 10 

2.30 Track Practice in gym. 

4.00 Freshman Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

4.30 Sophomore Relay Practice on Outdoor 
Track. 

Junior Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 

5.15 Track Practice in gym. 

7.00 Meeting of the Student Council in the 
Deutscher Verein Room. 

Address by Rev. Chester B. Emerson, '04, of 
Saco, Me. Choosing a Life Work, Ministry. In Y. 
M. C. A. Room. 

Senior Squad practice in gym. 

8.00 Junior Squad Practice in gym. 



9.00 Sophomore Squad Practice in gym. 
10.00 Freshman Squad Practice in gym. 

Friday, March ii 
2.30 Track Practice in gym. 
4.00 Freshman Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 
4.30 Sophomore Relay Practice on Outdoor 
Track. 

Junior Relay Practice on Outdoor Track. 
5.15 Track Practice in gym. 
7.00 Senior Squad Practice in gym. 
8.00 Musical Clubs play at Lewiston. 
Junior Squad Practice in gym. 
8.00 Informal Dance at the Delta Upsilon House. 
9.00 Sophomore Squad Practice in gym. 
10.00 Freshman Squad Practice in gym. 

Saturday, March 12 
2.30 Make-up gym. 



I. A. A. A. A. ELECTS OFFICERS 

The new officers chosen at the Annual Con- 
vention of the Intercollegiate Association of 
Amateur Athletes of America, held at the 
Waldorf Astoria, Saturday, February 26, are 
as follows : 

President — Hugh K. Oilman of Princeton. 

Secretary — Southerland G. Taylor, Jr., of 
New York University. 

Treasurer — Edward H. McKenzie of Co- 
lumbia. 

First Vice-President — G. B. Burnett of 
Amherst. 

Second Vice-President — C. B. Boynton of 
Michigan. 

Colgate, Wesleyan, Rutgers and Pennsyl- 
vania State College were admitted to the Asso- 
ciation and Johns Hopkins was dropped from 
membership, at the meeting. 

The place for next year's meet was decided 
upon as Franklin .Field, Philadelphia, and the 
date will be May 28. 

Bowdoin was represented at the meeting 
by J. B. Pendleton, '90. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

The sixth and last address in the "Life Work" 
series will be given next Thursday in the Y. M. C. A. 
rooms. The speaker will be Rev. Chester B. Emer- 
son, '04, and his subject will be ''The Ministry." Mr. 
Emerson is a graduate of the college in the class 
of 1904 and of Union Theological Seminary in 1908. 
Since then he has occupied a pastorate in Saco, Me. 

There will be a meeting of the cabinet at the 
Kappa Sigma house at the close of the regular meet- 
ing next Thursday. 

The Lenten service for next week will be held in 
the Y. M. C. A. rooms at 1.00 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. 
L. F. Parsons will be the leader 



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SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Rev. Mr. Edwards of Brunswick, con- 
ducted Sunday 'chapel, showing how the Bible, 
divided as it is into an account of a scientific 
creation and a theme of redemption, is to be 
applied to our life. The first chapter in Gen- 
esis concludes the scientific part of the Bible, 
the remainder of it telling the story of saving 
lives for heaven. The choice between a scien- 
tific absolute search for knowledge, and the 
willing sacrifices for humanity's sake is shown 
in Mark 8, 35 : "Whosoever will save his life 
shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life 
for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall 
save it," which Mr. Edwards took for his text. 

Science demands knowledge and seeks to 
attain to greater wisdom and learning, and is 
thereby opposed to the aid of the other fellow 
and the good of the poor and humble. Science 
or wide knowledge endeavors to find out some- 
thing that will save man from trouble and aid 
him in meeting worldly difficulties; religion, 
however, gives its efforts to saving the individ- 
ual from misfortune and leading him to a 
higher and more exalted life, which is fol- 
lowed by existence in eternity. Therefore, 
the student should set the alternatives before 
himself carefully and choose wisely, always 
remembering the above admonition of the 
Lord to his disciples and its results. 



CLASS SQUAD LEADERS ELECTED 

The squad leaders and class pianists for the 
indoor meet were elected at meetings of the four 
classes this week. The following men were elected : 

1910 — Squad Leader, P. B. Morss. 

Class Pianist, J. L. Crosby. 
191 1 — Squad Leader, H. S. White. 

Class Pianist, H. K. Hine. 
1912 — Squad Leader, Allan Woodcock. 

Class Pianist, C. F. Adams. 
1913 — Squad Leader, F. S. Wiggin. 

Class Pianist, W. F. Twombly. 



RELATIVE SIZE AND GROWTH OF SOME 
AMERICAN COLLEGES 

Institution 1909 1908 1904 

Amherst 526 528 412 

Bowdoin 419 420 363 

Brown 974 993 988 

Bryn Mawr 412 393 441 

Dartmouth 1,197 1.233 926 

Haverford IS7 160 146 

Lafayette 468 455 422 

Lehigh 667 662 609 



Massachusetts Inst, of Tech 1,480 1,462 1,561 

Mount Holyoke 752 748 674 

Oberlin (college only) 953 855 652 

Purdue 1,682 1,717 1,359 

Smith 1,609 I,S66 1,067 

Tufts (college only) 428 434 375 

University of Maine , 850 884 563 

Vassar 1,039 1.014 979 

Wellesley 1,319 1.282 1,050 

Wesleyan 343 322 305 

Williams 528 487 443 



ColleGC Botes 

Brummett, '11, has returned to college. 

Wyman, '12, returned to college, Tuesday. 

Timberlake, '12, is sick with the mumps. 

Weeks, '12, has taken up the candy business. 

Frank Mikelsky was on the campus, Sunday. 

Bickmore, '11, has been ill at his home this .week. 

Adjourns were given in Physics II., Wednesday. 

Practice in the squad drills commenced Tuesday. 

Prof. Johnson gave an adjourn in French 4, 
Monday. 

Prof. Brown gave an adojurn in French 2, 
Wednesday. 

Colby and Bates hold their dual meet May 4 in 
Waterville. 

President Hyde gave adjourns in Ethics, 
Wednesday. 

Maloney, '10, is to coach the Wilton Academy de- 
bating team. 

Adjourns were given in Zoology II. Monday and 
Wednesday. 

The distance men of the track team have com- 
menced practice. 

The gasolene tank near the Science Building was 
filled last week. 

Bailey, '10. and Eastman, '10, were in Hanover, 
N. H., last week. 

"Bill" Carriagn is giving the baseball team prac- 
tice Saturdays in the cage. 

The first debat