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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 8, 1910 



NO. i 



^ PROFESSOR ALLEN JOHNSON TO GO TO YALE 
Appointed to Chair of American History 

Although the appointment of Prof. Allen 
Johnson to the chair of American History at 
Yale LTniversity was made public before the 
beginning of the Easter recess, it .was made 
too late for publication in the last issue of the 
Orient. 

The news of Prof. Johnson's appointment 
is cause for feelings of regret and congratu- 
lation on the part of all those connected with 
the college regret that Bowdoin is to lose one 
of her most brilliant and most popular profes- 
sors, and congratulations to both Yale and 
Prof. Johnson who will be mutually benefited 
thru the change. 

Prof. Johnson has been elected by the 
trustees of Yale to fill the vacancy caused by 
the retirement of Prof. Charles H. Smith, who 
went .to Yale from Bowdoin about twenty 
years ago .Prof. Johnson has been Professor 
of History and Political Science at Bowdoin 
since 1905. His work at Yale will be along 
the same general lines as at Bowdoin. He 
will have two classes of undergraduate stu- 
dents in Amdrican History and Political 
Science and will devote the remainder of his 
time to the graduate school. At the present 
time there is no department of Political 
Science at Yale and it is the intention to have 
Prof. Johnson introduce new courses on this 
subject. 

While at Bowdoin Prof. Johnson has 
become widely recognized as a student of 
American government by reason of several 
articles which he has published. His articles 
upon the Nationalizing Influence of Party, 
Th€ Government of England, and National 
Budget Making, published in the Yale Review 
and an article in the Contemporary Review 
upon the American Senate as a Second 
Chamber have brought him into prominence 
among those interested in government ques- 
tions. In 1908 he brought out a work entitled 
"Stephen A. Douglas; A Study in American 
Politics," which while giving an account of 
the great fight between Lincoln and Douglas, 
throws nnich light upon American Politics. 
During the past year he has introduced the 



praeceptorial system at Bowdoin. At the 
present time, he is engaged upon a book upon 
American Government, intended for use as a 
text-.book for colleges. An important work 
which he has recently completed for the Pub- 
lic Archives Commission of the American 
Historical Association, is An Investigation of 
the Published Archives of Maine, the result, 
of which will soon be published by the Fed- 
eral government. 

Prof. Johnson is a graduate of Amherst- in 
the 'Class of 1892. Upon leaving college he 
entered at once upon the teaching profession, 
being sppointed sub-master in History at the 
Lawrenceville School, in New Jersey, a posi- 
tion which he held for two years. In 1894-95 
he was the Roswell Dwight Hitchcock Fellow 
ill History and Political Science at Amherst, 
after which he studied for two years at the 
University of Leipsic and L'Ecole des Sciences 
Politiques at Paris. In 1897-98 he was fel- 
low in History at Columbia University, and 
received the degree of Ph.D. from Columbia 
University in '99. From 1898 until he came 
to Bowdoin he occupied the chair of History 
in Iowa College. 



SEVENTH ANNUAL RALLY COMING 

Committees Need Cash to Carry Out Their Plans — 

Everyone Get Ticltets Now 

The Seventh Annual Bowdoin Rally comes 
off April 15th and the committees in charge 
have been working hard to make the affair the 
best yet. As usual souvenirs will be given out 
and an all-round good time is promised. It is 
up to everyone to get tickets and "do it now."' 
The committee need cash for their work and 
they should sell the tickets as soon as they are 
out. H. J. Colbath, '10, is in charge of the 
affair and acts as chairman of the various 
committees. The other members are : Speak- 
ers — Hale and 'Crosby; Entertainment, Ed- 
wards, R. D. Morss and Wandtke; Music — 
Crosby and Webster. The band will be there 
with some new songs. 

The speakers already secured are Judge 
Clarence Hale, Prof. Henry L. Chapman, 
George Fogg, Hon. H. M. Heath and Coach 



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Morrill. Other possibilities are Col. Plum- 
mer, ex-Gov. Cohb and Dr. Whittier. The 
committee is also on the lookout for other 
speakers. 



base hits — Snell. Home run — Wilson. First base 
on balls— Off Bliss, 2; off Means, 2. Struck out— 
By Warner, 5 ; Bliss, 3 ; Means, 2. Double plays- 
Giles to Pickett; Pickett to Giles. Time — i hour, 50 
minutes. Umpire — Lanigan, 



BOWDOIN 3, BROWN 5 TRACK CANDIDATES MEET 

Bowdoin Holds Brown Team in Close Game m 1 t ^1 1 ■ ^i ^r i\/r 

Nearly sixty men gathered m the Y. M. 

Bowdoin began her baseball season last C. A. room last Tuesday night to discuss track 

Saturday by a game with Brown at Provi- prospects with Coach Morrill and the leading 

dence. Altho the final score was 5 to 3 in track men in college. Short speeches were 

favor of the Brtinonians, Bowdoin is far from made by Coach Morrill, Captain Colbath, 

being discouraged considering .that the team Warren, '10, Slocum, '10, R. D. Morss, '10, 

has had scarcely a week of out-door practice, and Edwards, '10. 

Bowdoin outbatted Brown but poor base The importance of getting to work right 
running was chiefly responsible for the result, away was emphasized particularly. Every 
Means pitched a heady game allowing only man in college who is physically able to com- 
four hits and fanning two men. Capt. Cliiiford pete should go out and try for some event, 
played a very strong game at first and Wil- Almost every man who wears a track B in 
son's home run into deep centre in the eighth college was developed right here and the 
was a feature. Bowdoin had some trouble in future success of Bowdoin track athletics 
connecting safely with Warner but Bliss who depends on perpetuating this policy of devel- 
succeeded him in the seventh, was a inuch oping men. It appears that we are to have 
easier proposition. Bowdoin made no change the earliest spring in years and with the mate- 
in the line-up thruout the entire game. . rial on hand should produce the fastest track 

team in the history of the college. Pros- 
Brown PECTS are most bright but to these prospects 
AB R IB PC A E must be added the willingness of every candi- 

Nash, ss 4 I I I 2 2 date to work and train conscientiously. A 

Regnier, 2d 3 I o i 3 3 little later the Orient will publish a list of the 

^"f^' If 4 I 2 8 I o ^^^^^^ trying out for the different events. 

Tavlor, rf 2 o o o o 

Pickett, 3b 3 o o 3 4 

Crowther, cf 2 o o SOPHOMORES WIN INDOOR MEET 

Giles, lb 2 I 14 2 

Warner, p 2 2 o« One Record Broken — Class Drill Goes to Freshmen 

Bliss, p I o 2 o T^, 01 /^i -1 ii T 

_ Ihe Sophomore Class easily won the in- 

Totals 26 5 4 27 16 5 door Meet held in the Town Hall, March 18, 

with a total of 31 points. The Seniors came 

Bowdoin j^gj.t ^jti-, jg points, IQI^ next with 13 and 

AB R IB PO A E r .1 -,1 • ^ il 

Smifih^ If 4 I I I I 191 1 fourth with 9 points. 1913 won the 

Wand'tke, ss... 4 i I I i class drill and took second in the class relay 

Clifford, lb 4 2 10 race, the first place going to the Sophomores. 

Wilson, c. . . 4 I I 8 o The finals between iQi I and loio in the relay 

Alexander, cf 4 o o o ,, ^ , . , ^ , . . -' 

Lawliss Vb 311251 ^^^^ were run three times before a decision 

Purinto'n, rf 4 o o o o o was reached. 

Scofield, 2b 4 o o 2 i Burlingame broke his own record made 

Means, p j ^ ^ ^ J ^ last year in the high jump going 5 ft. 8 3-4 in. 

-Yoiah r^ "1 ~6 -M 12 2 ^ Cole, '12, dislocated his shoulder in the 

" " 20-yard dash, and Frank Smith, '12, spiked 

Brown'"^'! o 3 o o o 2 x-s '^'s hand in the pole vault. The fencing match 

Bowdoin ooooiioi 0—3 was omitted this year. 

Runs made by Nash, Regnier, Snell, Staff, Giles, Class Drill— Won by 1913; second, 1912; third. 

Smith, Wilson, Lawliss. 1911; and fourth, igio.- 

Sacrifice hits — Taylor, Crowther. Stolen bases — Putting Shot — Won by Newman, '10; G. C, Kern, 

Nash, 2; Scofield. Two base hits— Lawliss. Three '12, second; Hobbs, '10, third. Distance, 37 ft. yi in. 



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Running High Jump — Burlingame, '12, first; 
Pierce, '11, second; Edwards, '10, third. Height, S 
ft. 7 3-4 in. 

25-Yard Hurdles — Won by Edwards, '10; Mc- 
Farland, '11, second; R. D. Cole, '12, third. Time, 
3 4-5 seconds. 

Pole Vault — Burlingame, '12, and Deming, '10, 
tied for first place; second, Frank Smith, '12. 
Height, 9 ft. 11^2 in. 

Twenty- Yard Dash — Won by McKenney, '12; 
second, Colbath, '10; third, R. D. Cole, '12. Time — 
2 3-S sec. 

Class Relay Race — Won by 1912, second 1913, 
third, igii, fourth, 1910. 

Relay Race — Lewiston High vs. Edward Little 
High, won by E. L. H. S. Time, 22 sees. 

Relay Race — Bowdoin 1913 vs. Bates 1913, won 
by Bowdoin 1912. Time, 21 1-5 sec. 

Relay Race — Brunswick High vs. Morse High 
won by Brunswick High. Time, 22 sees. 



the Augusta High School and partly in Salem, 
Mass. In 1848 he began engineering work in 
Boston and later spent a year at the Law^rence 
Scientific School. From 1849 ^intil 1872 he 
was engaged in various parts of the country in 
engineering and similar work. In 1872 he 
was appointed Professor of Civil Engineering 
in Bowdoin and ten years later he left to take 
a position at the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, where he remained until 1886. 
For the past seven years he has been a resi- 
dent of Brunswick. He is survived by one 
son and three daughters. 

The funeral was held in King Chapel on 
the forenoon of Friday, April i, at 9.30 
o'clock, The services were conducted by 
President Hyde and Professor Chapman. 



BOWDOIN=WESLEYAN DEBATE 

Central Bank Proposition to be Debated in Second 
Annual Contest 

At eight o'clock this evening in Memorial 
Hall comes off the second annual Bowdoin- 
Wesleyan Debate. It is the first debate with 
Wesleyan to be held at Brunswick and Bow- 
doin men should be out in full force. Wes- 
leyan was the winner in last year's debate and 
has a good team this year. 

Bowdoin is to be represented by Henry Q. 
Hawes, '10, William F. Merrill, '11, and 
Charles F. Adjims, '12, with Ernest G. Fifield, 
'11, as alternate. Of these men Adams was a 
member of last year's team in the Wesleyan 
Debate and Hawes was alternate on the same 
team. The central bank proposition which is 
to be debated has been the subject of much 
heated discussion in financial circles. 



DEATH OF PROF. GEO. L. VOSE 

For Ten Years at the Head of the Civil Engineering 
Department at Bowdoin 

Prof. George Leonard Vose, Professor of 
Civil Enginering in Bowdoin College from 
. 1872 to 1882 died in Brunswick on March 29, 
after a brief illness from heart disease. At 
one time he was an authority in railroad engi- 
neering and his writings were much used. He 
was a, man of indomitable spirit and in the 
course of his active life accomplished a large 
amount of valuable work. 

Prof. Vose was born in Augusta, Me., on 
April 19, 1831. He was educated partly in 



field. 



BASEBALL SCHEDULE 

April 2 — Brown at Providence. 
April 16 — Andover at Andover. 
April 19 — Maine Central Club at Port- 
land. 

April 23 — Bates at Lewiston (exhibition). 
April 26 — Dartmouth at Hanover. 
April 27 — Dartmouth at Hanover. 
April 28 — Norwich University at North- 
April 29 — Vermont at Burlington. 
May 5— Tufts at Medford. 
May 7 — Maine at Brunswick. 
May 13 — N. H. State at Brunswick. 
May 18 — Maine at Orono. 
May 21 — ^^Colby at Waterville. 
May 25 — Exeter at Exeter. 
May 28— Tufts at Portland. 
May 30 — Bates at Lewiston. 
June 3 — Bates at Brunswick (Ivy Day). 
June 8 — Colby at Brunswick. 



A. S. POPE, 1911, ADDED TO LIST OF PROVIS= 
lONAL COMMENCEMENT APPOINTMENTS 

The name of Alton Stackpole Pope has 
been added to the list of Provisional Com- 
mencement Appointments. Owing to the fact 
that he is to take his degree at the end of his 
third year his name was accidentally omitted 
in making up the list. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
W^ALTER A. FULLER, igi2 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, igii Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 
j. c. white. 1911 h. p. vannah, 1912 

■w. a. mccormick, 1912 l. e. jones, 1913 

w. r. spinney. 1912 v. r. leavitt. 1913 

D. H. McMURTRIE. 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, igii Business Manager 

H. C. L. ASHEY, igi2 Asst. Business Manager 



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No. 1 



-ru ^ • .. c With this issue begins the 

Bowdoin Orient, whose 
career for the next collegiate year will be 
directed by the editorial staff as printed above. 
The new board will endeavor to maintain the 
high standard of excellence established by the 
retiring board which may be credited with 
having produced one of the very best volumes 
of the Orient ever published. Insofar as the 
policy of the paper is concerned we would 
state that it will be essentially "pro-Bowdoin" 
Es was that of our predecessors. 

The joke about the "stale news" in the 
Orient is ever new and while we feel that this 
criticism is in many instances true, the fault is 
the result of local conditions rather than indif- 
ference or carelessness on the part of the 
board. 

When the recently retired board was 
elected, a strenuous effort was made to put the 



paper on a semi-weekly basis but this was 
found- to be absolutely impracticable. 

Consequently the Orient resolves itself in- 
to a sort of chronicle or weekly resume of col- 
lege events, and it will be the aim of the new 
board to present this news in the best manner 
possible from a journalistic standpoint. Our 
old readers will notice a new department in 
the editorial staff — that of alumni editor. Mr. 
Edward W. Skelton, 'ii, has been elected to 
this office and we feel confident that this 
department will be well taken care of, since 
Mr. Skelton's work in the college offices brings 
him in contact with a large amount of alumni 
news. Dr. Little has also kindly consented to 
aid Mr. Skelton in his work so our alumni 
mav 'assure themselves that their interests will 
be well t?.ken care of. 

It is almost presumption to state that the 
excellence of the paper may be increased in 
proportion to the contributions and criticisms 
received from the student body, faculty and 
alumni. We all know this, and the new board 
earnestly solicits the support of all those inter- 
ested in the college. 



Candidates for the 
Orient Board 



All men in the Freshman 
Class who wish to try for 
a place on the Orient 
Board are requested to confer with the man- 
aging editor, Mr. Walter A. Fuller, 22 North 
Maine. Any man trying out now will have a 
decided advantage over those who start in 
next September and it is hoped that competi- 
tors for positions on the board will not be 
scarce. 



It is a regrettable fact that 
Destruction of the in every community, no 
Curtis Oak matter how ideal its envi- 

ronment may be, there is 
always an element that makes itself evident 
thru acts of vandalism. That such an ele- 
ment is i^resent in our midst is manifested by 
the destruction of the "Curtis Oak" which was 
growing beside the path between Memorial 
Hall and the chapel. This young tree was 
the outgrowth of an acorn picked up in Cen- 
tral Park and planted by Edward B. Merrill 
in 1894 in honor of the Class of 1857 and in 
recognition of the valuable work of Qcorgc 
William Curtis. Altho the young tree was 
surrounded by a firm wooden railing, some 
malicious person has broken it off about two 
feet from the ground and left the stump with 



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its torn and twisted fibers as a monument to 
his work. 

Aside from the associations connected 
with its planting and dedication, it would have 
in time proven a valuable shade tree. 

Whether this wanton destruction is the 
work of students or townspeople makes no 
difference. The college with its traditions, 
equipment, beautiful campus and many other 
attractive features should be an object of 
pride to both and we hope thr.t there will be 
no further evidence of such a spirit as must 
have prompted whoever destroyed the Curtis 
Oak. 



MR. SNOW TO GO TO WILLIAMS 
Appointed Instructor in English Literature 

Charles A¥ilbert Snow, '07, of Spruce 
Head, Assistant in English and Debating, 
will leave Bowdoin to go to Williams College 
next fall as instructor in English Literature. 
During this year, Mr. Snow has conducted the 
department, made vacant by Prof. Foster's 
leave of absence, with care and satisfaction. 
The department covers a large and difficult 
field of work, but Mr. Snow has shown his 
ability in it by the excellent results accom- 
plished. 

Mr. Snow has equipped himself well for 
English work, both during his college course 
and since graduation, by hard consistent prep- 
aration. He was twice a Bradbury Prize 
Debater, the alternate on the Clark-Bowdoin 
debate, and a member of the Bowdoin team 
that debated witli Syracuse. He was both 
the Ivy and Class Day Poet. Mr. Snow was 
both Msnager and Chairman of the Quill 
Board while in college. The first year after 
his graduation, Mr. Snow was instructor in 
New York University. In 1908, he was 
awarded the Henry W. Longfellow scholar- 
ship, the first one to hold it. During 1908- 
'og.Mr. Snow did graduate work in Columbia 
University. 

Mr. Snow has always been a popular Bow- 
doin student and graduate. While in colleg-e, 
he was twice on the Class Banquet Commit- 
tees. He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi 
and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. During his 
year's return to Brunswick, Mr. Snow has 
continued to make friends and to win respect 
for his diligent and careful work. Mr. Snow 
will enter Williams with the best of wishes 
expressed for a Bowdoin graduate. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, April 8 
8.00 ^Musical Clubs play in Portland. 
8.00 Bowdoin- Wesleyan Debate in Memorial 
Hall. 

S.\TURDAY, April 9 
3.00 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
Sunday, April 10 
10.45 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, April ii 
3.00 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track .Practice on Whittier Field. 
Tuesday, April 12 
1. 00. Meeting of ■ Orient Board in Deutscher 
Verein Room. 

3.00 Baseball practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
Wednesday^ April 13 
3.00 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Thursday, April 14 
3.00 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Friday, April 15 
8.00 Dance at Theta Delta Chi House, 
3.00 Track Practice on Whittier Fiekl. 

Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Seventh Annual Bowdoin Rally in Menio- 



".30 
Hall 



Saturday, April 16 
Bowdoin vs. Andover at Andover. 



MELVIN T. COPELAND, 06, SPEAKS ON "PREP= 
ARATION FOR BUSINESS ' 

Melvin T. Copeland, '06, spoke interest-' 
ingly on the subject, "Preparation for Busi- 
ness," Tuesday evening in Hubbard Hall. He 
spoke with special reference to the Plarvard 
Business School, for the sake of concrete illus- 
tration. Referring to business systems and 
conditions of' the present day in comparison 
with those of former times, he pointed out the 
fact that nearly all business is now carried on 
by a large and complicated business system 
rather than by individual enterprise. The ele- 
ments determining success or failure in busi- 
ness in modern times are largely matters of 
organization and system. The prospects are 
that present tendencies in business combina- 
tion will increase in the future making it essen- 
tial for a young man to ally himself with a 
corporation in order to be successful in busi- 
ness. 

The ITarvard business courses ofifer in- 
struction in various lines, such as banking. 



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buying and selling of merchandise, railroading 
and foreign trade. Referring to the last two 
branches, Mr. Copeland said that no business 
offers wider opportunities than railroading, 
while foreign trade is a new departure in a 
big business with wonderful prospects for the 
future. 

Mr. Copeland, since graduating from 
Bowdoin in the Class of 1906 has been study- 
ing at Harvard. He has just taken a Ph.D. 
degree and is .now an instructor at the Uni- 
versity. 



Y. M. C. A. OFFICERS FOR 1910=1911— W. C. ALLEN 
ELECTED PRESIDENT 

The election of Y. M. C. A. officers for the 
collegiate year 1910-1911 was held at the 
annual business meeting March 24. The fol- 
lowing men were elected : 

President — William C. Allen, 191 1. 
Vice-President — Frank A. Smith, 1912. 
Corresponding Sec r e t a r y — K e n n e t h 
Churchill, 1912. 

Treasurer — William A. McCormick, 1912. 
Recording Secretary — ^Cedric R. Crowell, 

1913- 

Alumni Advisory Committee: 

Prof. W. B. Mitchell 3 years 

Prof. K. C. M. Sills 2 years 

David R. Porter 2 years 

Philip F. Chapman i year 

Leon F. Timberlake i year 

Before the election of officers reports were 
presented by the officers and chairmen of the 
various committees whose terms of service 
have just expired. Altho the reports were brief 
they made clearly evident the fact that the 
Y. M. C. A. has just completed the most suc- 
cessful year in its history and the men elected 
to office for next year assures still greater suc- 
cess ahead. 



BOWDOIN INTERSCHOLASTIC BASEBALL LEAGUE 
ORGANIZES 

The Bowdoin Interscholastic Baseball 
League was organized for the season of 1910 
at a meeting of the captains and managers of 
the various teams with Assistant Manager 
Leigh at the Kappa Sigma House shortly be- 
fore last vacation. 

The constitution printed below is practi- 
cally nothing more than an embodiment of the 



rules and reulations under which the league 
has been run previously. Present indications 
point to a schedule of fast games for this 
season. 



CoUcQC Botes 

James Clark, '06, was on the campus, Wednes- 
day. 

Coach Morrill reports a good squad out for 
track. 

D, T. Rcadey, ex-' 10, was on the campus, Tues- 
day. 

"Eddie" Files, '08, was on the campus just before 
vacation. 

T. J. Foster, Dartmouth, 1910, was otj the cam- 
pus Tuesday. 

The Theta Delta Chi House Party is to occur on 
Thursday, April 14. 

Prof. Woodruff gave adjourns in his Greek 
courses on Tuesday. 

Harold Smith, ex-'io, was on the campus a few 
days before vacation. 

"Cub" Simmons, '09, was on the campus a few 
days before vacation. 

P. W. Rowell, '12, has recovered from his recent 
illness and is back again at college. 

J. D. Slocum, '13, was operated on for the 
removal of adenoids. 

Melvin T. Copeland, '06, has been visiting at the 
Beta Theta Pi House. 

Harrington, '12, has recovered from an attack of 
grip and has returned to college. 

L. B. Fowler, Phillips-Andover, '10, of Lafayette, 
Ind., was on the campus, -Tuesday. 

A crew of men spent the first of the week in 
clearing up the campus and trimming the trees. 

A. L. Smith, '09, was recently elected Town 
Treasurer and member of the School Committee of 
Vineyard, Me. 

R. A. Tuttle, '10, accompanied a party from Free- 
port on a trip to Washington during the vacation. 

Dr. Fred P. Webster, '10, was recently elected a 
member of the Portland Board of Health for three 
years. 

Knight, '13, has accepted an offer to coach the 
Edward Little High School baseball team during the 
coming season. 

H. D. Evans, '10, gave a talk on the "Purification 
of Water" before the Chemical Club at the Theta 
Delta Chi House, Wednesday evening. 

The annual banquet of the members and alumni 
of the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon will be held 
at the Falmouth Hotel in Portland on April 23. 

Students who heard Sir Ernest Shackleton lec- 
ture in Portland last week, had an opportunity to 
compare the South Polar explorer with Commander 
Peary. 

About twenty-five Bowdoin men attended the 
Sorority dances given in Portland last week by the 
Delta Alpha Kappa and the Upsilon Alpha Delta 
Societies. 



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A meeting of the Committee on Vacancies of the 
Governing Boards of Bowdoin College will be held 
in Boston on Saturday. At that time the matter of 
the anpointment of new professors will be taken up. 

Dr. Philip P. Thompson, Assistant Demonstra- 
tor of Anatomy in the Medical School, gave a lec- 
ture before the members of the Alpha Kappa Kappa 
Fraternity in the Zeta Psi House on Tuesday 
evening. 

Prof. Woodruff did not lecture at the University 
of Maine on March 8, as was announced in the last 
Orient. On account of the observance of Farmers' 
Week at that institution, the lecture was postponed 
until Tuesday, March 22. His subject was "Athens." 

On last Wednesday Dr. Copeland presented his 
classes in Botany and Zo-ology with some most 
interesting specimens of the "genus planta" a rare 
herb seldom seen by Bowdoin students. Dr. Cope- 
land was "busily engaged" collecting rare speci- 
mens during the Easter vacation and it is expected 
that he will present the fruits of his labors at an 
early date. Most of the men in his courses were 
able to "draw" their specimens with greater skill 
than any they have undertaken before. 



CLASSICAL CLUB MEETS 

The fourth regular meeting of the Classical Club 
was held with Prof. Nixon on Thursday evening, 
March 24, at 8 o'clock. Prof. Nixon gave an inter- 
esting talk on the topography of Rome, illustrated 
by a large free-hand map, dwelling especially on the 
fourteen districts into which the city was ■ at one 
time divided. After a social hour the meeting was 
adjourned. Ten members were present. 



CONSTITUTION OF BOWDOIN INTERSCHOLASTIC 
BASEBALL LEAGUE 

ARTICLE I. 
Name. 
Section i. The name of this League shall be the 
Bowdoin Interscholastic Baseball League. 

ARTICLE 2. 
Object. 
Sec I. To regulate all matters pertaining tt) the 
games played in the League by the teams compos- 
ing it. 

ARTICLE 3. 
Composition. 
Sec. I. This League shall consist of Brunswick 
High School, Gardiner High School, Edward Little 
High School of Auburn, Lewiston High School, 
Morse High School of Bath, Leavitt Institute of 
Turner Center, and such other schools as may be 
elected to membership from year to year. 

Sec. 2. Admission to this League shall rest in 
the hands of the Bowdoin Baseball Association. 

Sec. 3. Any school may be expelled from the 
League at the discretion of the Bowdoin Baseball 
Association. 

ARTICLE 4. 
Administration. 
Sec. I. The affairs of the League shall be ad- 
ministered by the Bowdoin Baseball Association. 



ARTICLE 5. 
Government. 

Sec. i. The Bowdoin Baseball Association shall 
have power to decide all appeals except on matters of 
fact, which come under the direct rules of the game 
olScials. 

Sec. 2. On the second Saturday in December, 
the captains and managers of the teams, shall meet 
at Brunswick to form schedules and choose places 
for games, said meetings <to begin at 2 p.m. 

ARTICLE 6. 
Games. 

Sec. I. The championship series shall consist of 
two games with each school, one game at the home 
grounds of each school if possible. 

Sec. 2. No team shall postpone a game without 
first obtaining a written consent of the captain and 
manager of the opposing team. 

Sec. 3. Any team failing to play a scheduled 
game unless such failure is caused by unavoidable 
delay in travelling, or postponement by mutual 
agreement shall forfeit the game to the opposing 
team. 

Sec. 4. The Bowdoin Baseball Association shall 
award the Championship for each series of games to 
the team winning the greatest number of games in 
that series. 

In case of tie in games won, the Bowdoin Base- 
ball Association shall have the power to order the 
tie played off on grounds mutually agreed upon with 
officials appointed by the Bowdoin Baseball Associa- 
tions. 

Sec. 5. The Bowdoin Baseball Association shall 
have power to order a game replayed, if any provis- 
ion of this constitution has not been complied with 
in playing the game. 

Sec. 6. In regard to expenses of games in the 
League the following provisions shall be observed: 

a. All expense including expenses of visiting 
team, rental of grounds, police, officials, and all 
losses shall be met by the home team. 

Sec. 6. b. The expenses of all games played on 
neutral grounds on account of ties, as provided for 
in Article 6, Sec. 4, shall be mutually borne by con- 
testing teams. 

The profits resulting by such a game shall be 
evenly divided between said teams. 

Sec. 7. In case adequate police protection at each 
game is not provided, the umpire may take out time 
indefinitely, if the spectators encroach upon the field, 
and may stop the game entirely if a fair field can- 
not be secured. 

ARTICLE 7. 
Eligibility. 

Section i. No student shall represent any school 
or schools for more than four years. 

Sec. i. a. No student shall represent a school 
unless he is a registered student in said school on or 
before the second week of the second term of the 
present school year. 

Sec. 2. No student shall be allowed to* play un- 
less he is at the time of the contest in good and reg- 
ular standing in the school he represents, and is 
maintaining honorable conduct. 

Sec. 3. No student who has been once ruled out 
of a game for improper playing, by the umpire, shall 
again participate in any contest of this League, ex- 
cept by the consent of the Bowdoin Baseball Asso- 
ciation. 



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Sec. 4. If any player contests when not eligible 
according to this Article any game or games _ in 
which he contests, shall be forfeited to the opposing 
team or teams. 

Sec. 5. All protest in regard to eligibility shall 
be in the hands of the Bowdoin Baseball Association 
not later than five days after the date of the game 
protested. 

Sec. 6. Each manager must file with the Bow- 
doin Baseball Association a report of the result of 
each game played by his team within five days after 
the date of the game, otherwise no protest will be 
considered. 

• ARTICLE 8. 
Umpires. 

Sec. I. Each manager shall submit to the Bow- 
doin Baseball Association at the December meeting 
of managers, a list of umpires from which will be 
selected a sufficient number to be known as "The 
/\pproved List of Umpires." 

Sec. 2. The managers of the contesting teams 
shall choose by mutual agrement the umpire, from 
said "List" not later than five days previous to the 
date of the game. 

Sec. 3. The umpire shall be the judge of all 
questions of fact arising in conection with the game. 
His decision in such matters shall be final. 

Sec. 4. Games in this league shall be conducted 
under Spalding's National League rules. 

ARTICLE 9. 
Dues. 
Sec. I. The dues of the league shall be payable 
on or before the second Saturday in December. 

Sec. 2. The amount of dues shall be $2.00 per 
annum. 

ARTICLE 10. 

Officers. 

Sec. I. The Bowdoin Baseball Association shall 

be responsible for the satisfactory management of 

the affairs of the league under the provisions of the 

constitution'. 

a. It shall keep complete record of the games 
played and their results. 

b. It shall have charge of all funds belonging to 
the league and shall keep an account of all money 
received and expended for the league. 

c. It shall pay all bills contracted in carrying out 
the provisions of this constitution. 

d. Its books shall be open for inspection by any 
manager at any time. 

ARTICLE II. 
Pennant. 
Sec. I. There shall be a banner awarded by the 
Bowdoin Baseball Association to the school winning 
the greatest number of games in the series. 

Sec. 2. The cost of said banner shall be taken 
from the funds of this league. 

ARTICLE 12. 
Sec. I. Each school by the act of joining this 
league thereby binds itself to abide by the provisions 
of this constitution in letter and spirit. 
ARTICLE 13. 
Sec. I. This constitution shall become binding 
upon the affixing to it, signatures of the principals or 
head-masters of the sclxools in the league. 
ARTICLE 14. 
Amendments. 
Sec. t. This Constitution may be amended by a 
two-thirds (2-3) vote of the managers of the 
League. 



Hluinni department 

'49. — Mr. George L. Richardson, who has 
been for several years an invalid at Swamp- 
scott, Mass., died there Nov. 24, 1909, of cere- 
bral apoplexy. He was in his eighty-first year. 

'50. — Rev. John S. Sewall, D.D., for 35 
years a member of. the faculty of Bangor 
Theological Seminary and one of Maine's 
most distinguished educators, was tendered a 
reception Monday night in Central Congrega- 
tional Church in Bangor in honor of his Sotli 
birthday. Over a thousand people were pres- 
ent, including many prominent in religious, 
social and political circles. Prof. Sewall was 
a member of Commodore Perry's expedition 
which in the early 50's opened the treaty ports 
of Japan to the world. In memory of this he 
was presented by the seminary faculty with a 
painting of the ocean. 

'74. — Mrs. Fannie D. Mower, wife of the 
Hon. George S. Mower, died on Friday, Mar. 
II. She is survived by her husband and four 
children. 

'75. — Judge Frederick A. Powers of the 
Supreme Court of Maine, is continually gain- 
ing stronger and stronger backmg in his candi- 
dacy for the United States Senate in opposi- 
tion to Eugene Hale. One prominent Maine 
business man has said : "Judge Powers is a 
progressive, clear thinking, able man ; one of 
the best minds in my opinion that we have in 
Maine, resolute of purpose and sincere in his 
purpose if elected to serve the many rather 
than the few, and to be a safe, sane and pro- 
gressive representation of this State." 

'93. — George S. Chapin, A.M., of the Ohio 
State School for the Blind, has accepted for 
the pext academic year a position in the 
Romance Language Department of Ohio State 
University and is to sail in June for a sum- 
mer in Madrid. 

'96. — Ckrence Edgar Baker was recently 
re-elected Superintendent of Schools in Ray- 
mond, N. IT. 

'99. — Dr. Fred H. Albee read a paper on 
"A new operation for Arthritis deformans" at 
the Sixteenth International Congress at Buda- 
pest last year, which is printed in the current 
issue of Surgery, Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 

'03. — M. J. Shaughnessy last fall accepted 
the position of surgeon in the hospital at 
Wabasha, Minn. He was previously em- 
]iloyed as third assistant surgeon in the Boston 
City Hospital. 



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VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 15, 1910 



NO. 2 



RALLY TONIGHT 

speakers : 

Prof. Henry L. Chapman, '66 

A. L. Marston, '99 
Clarence Hale, '69 
George Fogg, '02 

Dr. F. N. Whittier, '85. 
D. W. Snow, 'yi, 
H. M. Heath, '72 

B. C. Morrill, track coach 
Frank Smith, '12 

W. H. Clifford, '11 

Prof. G. T. Files, '89 

Music by band — Souvenirs ! 

Plenty of punch ! 

Be there ! 

Bring your friends ! 



/^ 



NEW FOOTBALL COACH 

F. S. Bergen, Princeton, '10, to Have Position 

Manager Berry, '11, of the football team, 
announces that Frank S. Bergen, Princeton, 
'10, will coacl;i the football team next fall. 
Bergen should prove an excellent coach, for 
during the four years he was in Exeter he was 
on the football team, and while in Princeton 
has played on the team as quarterback. Coach 
McClave of last fall, recommends Bergen very 
highly. Football practice under the new 
coach will commence about two weeks before 
college opens in September. Everyone intend- 
ing to try for the team next fall should go out 
for either baseball or track this spring so as to 
get training in the sprints which will be very 
necessary for the game as it vyill be played 
under the new rules next fall. 



BASEBALL OUTLOOK 

As the game with Brown showed Coach 
Carrigan what the weak places in the baseball 
team were, he has been putting the squad thru 
a good deal of hard work the past week. 
Every position on the team is being closely 
contested for so that no man can be sure of a 
place without plenty of faithful practice. 



The squad is large and there are many 
promising men showing up. Wilson is first 
choice for catcher and is playing a steady 
game, hitting the ball hard. Burns, Joy and 
Byles are also putting in a bid for this position. 
There are a large number of candidates out 
for the box, chief among whom are Means, 
Hobbs and I^olt of last year's team, and Lewis 
and Lafleche, a Medic. Brooks is giving Capt. 
Clifford a strong argument for first. Second 
is taken care of by Scofield and Davis and at 
present, it would be hard to choose between 
these men. Lawlis, Montgomery and Black are 
all out for third with the former a first string 
man. Wandtke is expected to look after short, 
with Ross, Parcher, and Potter as understud- 
ies. There are many promising candidates for 
the field positions, chief among whom are F. 
Smith, Purington, Alexander, Tilton, O'Neil, 
Daniels, Kent, Dole, Grant and Henty, a 
Medic. From this array of material. Coach 
Carrigan should round out a team of cham- 
pionship calibre. There is still need of more 
material and it is not too late for fellows to go 
out now and make the team. 



STUDENT COUNCIL MEETS 

A meeting of the Undergraduate Council 
was held in the Deutscher Verein Room in the 
Library on April 7. The motion was passed 
that each fraternity should elect a manager 
and that these managers should meet on Mon- 
day evening, April 11, to draw up an interfra- 
ternity baseball schedule. President Colbath 
reported on the progress of the arrangements 
for the Rally. It was also voted to allow sub- 
scription papers to be passed around in the 
interests of the Debating Council, in order to 
meet the expenses of the Bowdoin-Wesleyan 
debate. The next meeting of the Council will 
be May 5. 



MONDAY CLUB MEETING 

The Monday Qub held its monthly meet- 
ing last Monday evening at the Kappa Sigma 
House. Mr. Emery Bean, '03, of Hallowell, 
late of Harvard Law School, gave a very inter- 



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esting talk on the proposed changes in the foot- 
ball rules. This was followed by an informal 
discussion which lasted until the meeting ad- 
journed. The next meeting will be on. May 2. 



THETA DELTA CHI DANCE 

The Annual Dance of Eta Charge of Theta 
Delta Chi was held at the chapter house last 
evening. The patronesses were Mrs. Wilmot 
B. Mitchell, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. Frank 
E. Woodruff, and Mrs. Paul Nixon. Among 
the guests were the Misses Florence Coffey, 
Mildred Mace, Rose Tyler, Mildred Merri- 
weather, Frances Smith, Dorothy Abbott, Ethel 
McConkey, Helen Jewett, Bertha Flanders, 
and Dorothy Lowell of Portland; Misses 
Emily Felt and Margaret Day of Brunswick; 
Misses Marion Dana and Ellie Hawes of 
Westbrook; Miss Blanche Webster of Au- 
gusta ; Miss Lillian Fogg of Freeport ; and 
Miss Lena Paul of Auburn. 

The delegates from the other fraternities 
were Harry B. McLaughlin, '10, Alpha Delta 
Phi; John L. Crosby, "10, IDelta Kappa Epsi- 
lon; William H. Sanborn, '10, Psi Upsilon; 
Harold B. Ballard, '10, Kappa Sigma; John E. 
Cartland, '11, Beta Theta Pi; Lawrence Mc- 
Farland, '11, Delta tfpsilon; and Frank H. 
Burns, '11, Zeta Psi. Music was furnished 
by Kendrie's Orchestra. The committee in 
charge consisted of James F. Hamburger, '10, 
of Hyde Park, Mass., Harlan F. Hansen, '10, 
of Portland, and Alonzo G. Dennis, '11, of 
Medford, Mass. 



BOWDOIN WINS DEBATE 
Defeats Wesleyao in a Close Contest 

The second annual Bowdoin-Wesleyan Debate, 
which was held in Memorial Hall on Friday, April 
8, resulted in a victory for Bowdoin. The question 
at issue was. 

Resolved, That the Upited States Government 
should establish a Central Bank similar to the Impe- 
rial Bank of Germany. 

C. B. Shuntz opened the affirmative for Wesleyan 
by giving a brief history of the question and point- 
ing out the flagrant evils in the present banking sys- 
tem. He showed that our present system rests on 
the Banking Law of 1863, which was merely an ex- 
pedient to provide a market for government bonds . 
He then named the frequent and severe panics in 
this country as a result of inherent evils in our pres- 
ent system. As a contrast he pointed to the nations 
of Europe which are free from panics. We rnay 
well look to her for a cure for our financial _ ills. 
When we do so we find one great point of differ- 



ence — the existence of great national central banks. 
As German industrial conditions present the great- 
est similarity to American, her system may best be 
studied. ]Mr. Shuntz then outlined briefly the main 
provisions of the German Banking Act. He showed 
its advantages as a "bank of banks" or rediscount- 
ing agent of other banks and also its advantages as 
fiscal agent of the German government. 

C. F. Adams opened the negative for Bowdoin 
by admitting the contentions of the affirmative as to 
the evils in the present system, and admitted that the 
success of foreign banks gave good cause to consider 
them as measures of reform. 

He outlined the essentials of a central bank as 
follows : 

1. That it should be controlled by the United 
States Government. 

2. That it should have the sole right of note 
issue. 

3. That it should do a general banking business. 

4. That it should have a system of branches. 

Mr. Adams then suggested that with such essen- 
tials the bank would have to enter direct competi- 
tion with other banks and that the adoption of a 
Central Bank would cast aside as useless our present 
system of National Banks. He also quoted a num- 
ber of authorities creating presumption against such 

an act. , 

A. T. Vanderbilt, the second speaker on the ^^ 
affirmative, immediately accepted the definition of a 
central bank given by the negative. He proceeded 
to show in greater detail the evils of the present 
system. Banks hold back their reserves in time of 
panic when, of all times, they should use them. He 
argued that asset currency is impracticable because 
the banks would expand their issue in time of pros- 
perity and thus endanger the whole financial system. 
He showed that the banks have proved themselves 
utterly inadequate to deal with panics as they are at 
present. The bond-based system has the additional 
disadvantage of being uneconomical because it keeps 
money in vault as security, when it should be in use. 
He closed by showing that the Bank of Germany 
does just these things which our banks do not do. 

H. Q. Hawes, the second speaker ^ for the nega- 
tive, asked the affirmative to apply their central bank 
to the thiited States. He showed that the central 
bank was not suited to the United Staes for several 
reasons. 

It is not suited to the great size of the country 
because the branches would be dangerously subject 
to mismanagement and because it could not judge 
the local needs of the country. He argued that the 
bank could not control the fluctuations of the dis- 
count rate and showed that such control is necessary 
to a successful bank. He showed that the branches 
would compete with existing banks. 

Mr. Hawes then proposed the constructive plan 
of the negative, that advocated in the Fowler Bill of 
1908. It provided for note issue based on commercial 
assets and backed by a guarantee fund. It divided 
the country into redemption districts, thus unifying 
the banking interests. It finally provided for econ- 
omy by having all the government surplus put into 
the national banks. 

G. S. Brengle continued for the affirmative by 
showing that a central bank would unify and solid- 
ify our banking system and free us from the selfish- 
ness of individual banks. It would unify the note 
issue. It would regulate the discount rate by con- 



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ti 



trolling the re-discount rate. It would prevent spec- 
ulation in individual banks and would make the banks 
more trustworthy. He then showed that conditions 
are in many ways similar in the United States and 
Germany. Their financial systems could easily be 
made similar. 

W. F. Merrill continued for the negative by 
showing that the plan of his colleague would pro- 
vide for a uniform note issue as well as a central 
bank. He showed that a central bank would favor 
some section or other and would cause great 
jealousy. It would have to be rechartered every 
ten years and that would result in a great political 
conflict at such times. He gave a brief history of the 
old banks of issue to prove his point. 

Mr. Hawes, first negative speaker on rebuttal, 
showed that eonditions in Germany and the United 
States are different. 

He showed that a currency issued by a Central 
Bank would be both inelastic and unsafe. It would 
be inelastic because its notes, held by the trust com- 
panies as reserves, would not naturally contract. He 
gave as a further reason that there would be no in- 
centive to redemption. It would be unsafe because 
there would be no reserve behind our checks and 
deposits, which form 90 per cent, of our banking 
business. 

Mr. Shuntz, first affirmative speaker on rebuttal, 
showed that the negative plan was equally open to 
charges of political preferment. The foreign banks 
of issue do not compete with regular banks and 
there would be no occasion for such competition 
here. The old banks of the United States are not 
cases at issue because they are utterly dissimilar to 
the German Bank. 

Mr. Merrill continued by showing that the nega- 
tive plan was not open to political log-rolling be- 
cause under it the employees would not be govern- 
ment officials. The case in Germany is different from 
that in the United States because there is no deposit 
banking of importance there. Germany is not as 
progressive a country as the United States. 

Mr. Vanderbilt continued by showing that con- 
ditions are different now from those in 1829, on 
which the negative place much stress. The Socialist 
uprising in Germany shows that that nation is far 
from stagnant. He closed by showing that the plan 
offered by the negative would never hold the confi- 
dence of the people. 

Mr. Adams closed for the negative by repeating 
that the question dealt with the United States and 
not with Germany. He showed that the affirmative 
had not satisfactorily answered the charges that a 
central bank would bring in "log rolling" and that it 
could not control the discount rate, that it was unsafe 
and that its currency would be inelastic. He showed 
that it was not a case of the relative advantage of 
. the two plans but that the burden of proof rested 
upon the affirmative to answer these arguments, in 
short, to establish their own plan by applying it in 
detail to this country. 

Mr. Brengle closed for the affirmative by declaring 
that the negative had admitted the case by arguing 
that the central bank had worked well in Germany. 
He showed that the central bank is much better than 
the Fowler plan because the latter is only theory. 
Moreover, the associations of bankers under its pro- 
visions would compete. The summary of the debate 
is that while the affirmative very clearly defined the 
evils of the present system and showed the success 



of that of Germany, they did not apply the latter 
system to this country. The negative, however, 
while admitting the evils in the present system and 
the success of that of Germany, showed why the 
latter system would not work in this country. 

The judges, Prof. Philip B. Kennedy, A.B., Har- 
vard University, John F. A. Merrill, A.B., Esq., Yale 
University, and the Hon. Nathan Clifford, ex-Mayor 
of Portland, returned a two to one decision in favor 
of Bowdoin. The announcement of the decision by 
the presiding officer, Prof. Paul Nixon, was met with 
hearty applause. Following the debate a reception 
was held in Hubbard Hall in honor of the Wesleyan 
team. 



THE MARCH QUILL 

Compared with the vivid life that they seek 
to reproduce most college stories are flat and 
unprofitable. Yet college editors confidently 
invite that sort of production. The present 
number of the Quill contains two good tales 
with college setting and none of the customary 
insipidness. Praise of the opening story with 
its felicitous title would be gratuitous, but it 
may be said that sketches of undergraduate life 
with such easy naturalness of style, without 
the usual artificial aids to interest, heavy 
descriptions, excess of campus slang, and the 
unnatural made-to-order demonstrations for 
which President Eliot once criticized organized 
cheering at games, would be splendid reading. 
They must, however, really depict the incom- 
parable joy of life of undergraduate days, their 
fresh enthusiasms, even their affectations and 
puzzling extremes. To write with absolute 
sincerity yet with force and spontaneity, of 
college life, seems to require the perspective 
and retrospect of the graduate and the product 
is valuable chiefly as a repository of tradition. 
Lack of spirit and spontaneity makes too many 
such tales like the photographs of much-posed 
subjects where the lineaments stand out boldly 
with all vital expression killed. 

With the appearance of Flandrau's "Har- 
vard Episodes" some years ago came the first 
approach to the perfect and even there exag- 
geration was the result, sometimes, of a desire 
to bring out salient but subtly elusive features 
of a brilliant, many-sided undergraduate life. 

It would be interesting to know the real 
opinion of students as to the point of this first 
tale. While much of the dulling of the edge 
of undergraduate honesty is doubtless uncon- 
scious, it may be ascribed possibly to a kind 
of double standard, a King Charles sort of 
conscience, — one for the ordinary world and 
another for this class-room relation where all 
seems fair in order to "get by." 

[Continued on page 12, column 2]. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



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Vol. XL 



APRIL 15 1910 



_. „ ,. Bowdoin men of past, 

The Seventh ^^.^^^^^ ^^^^ f^^^^^^^^ to. 

Annual Rally g^^i^^^ ^jth many members 
of the faculty and friends of the college will 
gather in Memorial Hall this evening at the 
seventh annual Bowdoin Rally. The "Annual 
Rally" has from an unpretentious beginning, 
grown to be one of the big events of the col- 
lege year. Each one has surpassed its pred- 
cessor and if hard work on the part of those 
who have the affair in hand is the standard by 
which to forecast the success of an undertak- 
ing, surely this evening's gathering should be a 
record-breaker for attendance and demonstra- 
tion of Bowdoin spirit for the Student Council 
has been busy making ready the affair for a 
month past. 

The true Bowdoin spirit is not secured thru 
such artificial stimulation as is produced by 
brass bands, pompous oratory or loud cheer- 
ing; it comes thru intimate association with 



Bowdoin, her traditions, and her men. Never- 
theless there is much to be gained thru a rally 
which brings together Bowdoin men of all 
ages and stations. It is a time when all petty 
differences and selfish interests are forgotten, 
when Bowdoin men, realizing that the college 
is always the greater fraternity, unite to sing 
her praises and those of her sons. 

"A title of honor, a glorious name 

You've heard the world speak it, 'Old 
Bowdoin.' 
But what do we care for the glory and 
fame — 
They are not the half of old Bowdoin. 

The heart is piled high with memories sweet 
Of hope-haunted halls where the centuries 
meet, 
Of life that is reckoned in hours too fleet^ — 
And that's what we mean by old Bowdoin." 
— C. W. P., '93. 



.„..,. , „ ., To the members of the 

A Significant Feature g^^^joi^^ debating team 

of the Bowdo.n= .^j^j^j^ defeated Wesleyan 

Wesleyan Debate j^^^ ^^^^^ ^j^^ q^^^^^ 

extends its hearty congratulations. Besides 
being a victory for Bowdoin the debate has a 
larger, broader aspect. It is the forerunner 
of what the Orient hopes will be a series of 
contests, both intellectual and athletic, which 
will draw the two institutions into closer rela- 
tionship. 

From the standpoint of numbers the two 
institutions are approximately of the same size. 
The number of fraternities in one corresponds 
with that of the other and, by a more extensive 
comparison, many other points of similarity 
may be discovered. Next fall Bowdoin plays 
Wesleyan in football. We hope that here- 
after the managers of teams representing 
Bowdoin and Wesleyan will find places on their 
schedules for an interchange of all contests 
supported by the two student bodies. 



THE MARCH QUILL 

[Continued from page 11.] 

This story's hero seems an ideal delinquent, 
of course ; is he an average type of class-room 
offender? 

The proof-reading, poor throughout this 
number, left an awkward 'forbode' on p. 70 
(for 'foreboded'?). 



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t3 



"The Glass that Did Not Glitter," despite 
an element of improbability, is well told, with 
evident sincerity of style and some spirited 
snatches of conversation and it very neatly 
fails to importune with a 'jx)int' but properly 
leaves us a bit uncomfortable as to a possible 
'moral.' "There was to be a smoker, for 
some sub-Freshmen and punch would be in 
order,' " and "downstairs they passed Arnold 
between them" are instances of the dangers of 
defying punctuation .or the proof-reader. 
"The piano thumped" seems a needless con- 
fusion of transitive and intransitive. 

The writer of the lines "On a Painting of 
the Virgin" very evidently possesses poetic 
feeling and the impulse to poetic expres- 
sion and his lines make us wish to see 
more of his work. But much poetic 
endowment that is not impelled by experience 
and is indeed independent of it in some of its 
finest raptures, is able to lead young writers 
into a kind of self-deception as to the genuine- 
ness of certain forms of poetic emotion. Is 
the rapture of these verses conventional or 
personally real? We know, for example, that 
only out of the very essence of woe, a veritable 
"deep despair," could come such a hauntingly 
beautiful line as Poe's "The shadow of thy 
perfect bliss is the sunshine of ours." Not 
the first, but repeated reading of the lines 
under consideration makes the reviewer ready 
to credit the writer with a genuine seizure of 
the mystic mood that can be felt at its best and 
worst in French manuals of devotion. 

"The Phaeacians" (why "Phaeaccians" in 
the OuiUl) is marked by beauty and dignity 
and a great simplicity which is not the studied 
inanity of avowed imitations of the classic but 
the result of true absorption of the classic 
spirit which the lines mirror forth — (Qough's 
"Bothie" and Landor's "Hellenics" are noted 
examples showing the gulf between two sorts 
of endeavor). Echoes of Lucretius and Ver- 
gil and Tennyson there are in "The Phaea- 
cians," but Emerson reminds us that "there is 
a noble kind of borrowing." The Greek accent 
for Zacynthus, necessary in 1. 27 instead of our 
commoner Latin stress, is slightly unpleasant. 
'Send' in 1. 33 is evidently for "sends," and 
'mead of the valiant just,' must be a printer's 
error for "meed" unless, as seems hardly pos- 
sible, 'meadow' is meant. 

The comparison may be due to a trivial 
tendency of association, but it is interesting to 
note the sameness and the difference of appeal 
in this steady expression of the deep-seated 



longing "to see the scope of all the world" and 
the frenzied eagerness "for to admire and for 
to see" of Kipling's world-rover. 

It cannot be denied that the modest author 
of "Something" has done a very striking piece 
of thinking and that he shows the value of the 
little essay in reflective mood, a synthesis of 
varied experiences. 

The style has the merit of directness, al- 
most to a staccato clearness. It sets us very 
much to thinking, although it startles us at the 
outset by the daring collocation of palm-reader 
and preacher, board-walk philosophizing and 
popular exhortation. (Would it not have been 
equally effective and in better form to omit 
the name of a well-known preacher, and later 
on, surely not to refer to him as "Hillis?" 
The English journals' treatment of con- 
temporaries in this respect can teach us care- 
less Americans much.) The question comes. 
Do these types include all the real leaders? 
Where are the "great captains with their guns 
and drums" to be considered? Are the 
Cjesars and Napoleons merely moulders of a 
pliant mob emotion? (What does the writer 
think of LeBon's Psychology of the Crowd?) 

One or two minor points may be noted. 
"Sibyls" seems meaningless now. It might be 
objected to "Socrates the father of Grecian 
('better 'Greek?') philosophy" that although 
Socrates first made a commanding inquiry into 
the source of knowledge, Greek philosophy, 
as nature-interpretation existed long before his 
day. 

Is it not more than mere "present 'pleas- 
ure' " that we get from great teachers? 'Form- 
ulate' seems better than 'store up' on p. 94. 
Such interpolations as 'What shall I say?' p. 
89, may .become a mannerism. What is the 
need of 'I observed' p. 89, or "I was invited by 
a friend to read," p. 9? 

The Postman shows a conscientious pur- 
pose in dealing with his exchanges and writes 
sensibly for the most part. His word 'sin- 
cere" strikes the keynote of desired excellence 
in undergraduate writing. The carelessness 
which he justly deprecates may be responsible 
for the weak closing paragraph and the slip- 
ping in of the printing-room word "quotes." 
Flere, too, the proof-reader overlooked his 
task. It might be profitable, — if it is possible 
to tell, — to compare the Qiiill with the ex- 
changes in order to ascertain the part that 
alumni and faculty contributions play. Cer- 
tainly, with the number of undergraduates at 
Bowdoin who can write and the number who 



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could, if they tried, not more than one alumni 
contribution should appear in any single issue 
and that one not frecjuently ! 

M. C. H. 



NORTHFIELD 

Mr. McConaughy to Give Illustrated Lecture on Next 
Thursday in Hubbard Hall 

The twenty-fifth session of the Northfield Stu- 
dent Conference comes this year from June 24 to 
July 3. As in the past, delegates will be preseiit 
from all the New England colleges and many insti- 
tutions in New York and Pennsylvania. At the 
1908 Conference 983 men were registered from 139 
institutions, and the conference this summer should 
not be far behind in its total registration. Yale has 
stated that she expects to send 100 delegates and 
Harvard is making plans for 50. As usual, the West 
Point and Annapolis delegation will attract much 
attention and Canada, with nearly 40 from McGill, 
and as many from the other eastern colleges of the 
Dominion, will show the cosmopolitan side of the 
Conference. 

The dates this year are specially favorable for 
Bowdoin, as they come directly after Commence- 
ment, and are early enough to allow men to attend 
the Conference before beginning their summer 
duties. We have, until the past five years, been un- 
represented at Northfield. Starting with a delega- 
tion of 2, then 4, our interest has increased until last 
year there were eight student delegates and a num- 
ber of alumni. It is hoped that this year we may 
again double last year's record. The total cost of 
the conference, including railroad fare, will be tmder 
$25.00, and by securing a waitership. as many of the 
delegates do, it may be made lower than $15. 

In addition to the Bible Study and Mission 
Study classes, and Public Meetings, that one would 
expect at such a Conference, there are many other 
unusual and attractive features. Indeed, the Con- 
ference tries to stand for well-rounded Christianity, 
and no pressure is brought to bear upon any one who 
prefers to skip any of the twice daily meetings. The 
accepted uniforms are no coat and flannels, and many 
of the meetings are 'held out of doors. In the Bible 
Classes one studies with men from other colleges and 
consequently .gets a greater breadth. The entire 
afternoon is devoted to recreation includitig tramps 
up the Connecticut River, or swimming in it, and 
Intercollegiate tennis and baseball series. The big 
day of the conference is "Celebration Day" — prob- 
ably July 2 this year — with an Intercollegiate Track 
Meet in the afternoon and a college celebration in 
the Auditorium in the evening, such as is seldom 
witnessed anywhere else. It is hoped that this year 
Bowdoin may contribute a baseball team and some 
track men, as well as giving "Phi Chi" with vigor 
in the evening. 

The Northfield Conference .should appeal to any 
fellow who is facing life questions seriously, for it 
will help him solve them in the right way. "The 
spirit of a wholesome religion for the whole man is 
the dominant force." 

Next Thvirsday evening at 7 in Hubbard Hall, 
Mr. McConaughy, who was a delegate from Yale 



for 4 years, will give a talk on the Northfield Con- 
ference, illustrated with over 100 slides which will 
show, better than words, the attractiveness and pur- 
pose of the conference. This same lecture will be 
given in the other Maine colleges and some prep, 
schools. Many fellows may be interested in going 
to the conference as Bowdoin delegates. 



LECTURE ON CIVIL SERVICE REFORM "^^ 

Mr. Richard H. Dana Addresses Students in Hubbard 
Hall 

Mr. Richard H. Dana, Secretary of the National 
Civil Service Reform League, spoke on Civil Service 
Reform in Hubbard Hall, Thursday evening, April 
seventh, before a large audience of students. 

Mr. Dana's lecture was both interesting and in- 
structive, bringing out many important facts proba- 
bly but little known or understood by the average 
college man. He emphasized the fact that Civil Ser- 
vice reform seeks not the better administration of 
existing laws, but its great fight is against the so- 
called system or method of establishing a political 
constituency by giving out Civil Service appoint- 
ments to supporters of political machines. Nor does 
the reform seek to reach mail carriers and other 
minor appointment holders alone, but aims primarily 
at heads of departments and other important 
officials. The average voter has little voice in the 
government of boss-ridden districts. Even the at- 
tendance of primaries avails little more than the 
disclosure of such conditions as ex-President Roose- 
velt found in the Baltimore primaries which he at- 
tended when he was a commissioner in New York. 

About 750,000 men work for the government 
under appointment and their annual salaries amount 
to about $550,000,000. The merit system advocated 
by the Reform League has alone proved adequate as 
a means of resisting the system of the bosses in con- 
trolling for political purposes this great army of 
workers. 

The merit system is not the system of ridiculous 
examinations which it is often represented to be. It 
is a system of fair and reasonable tests designed to 
analyze character and ability and thus keep from 
appointment unworthy men seeking only a reward 
for political support rendered the. party in power. 

The reform has already proven its worth. Prior 
to its activity Civil Service employees were changed 
at the rate of 75 per cent, in five years. In the five 
years following the reform the change was only 8 
per cent, and in ten years it was only 15 per cent. 

Massachusetts is credited with the best system of 
reform now in operation. This system provides for 
a state commission supplemented by municipal com- 
mittees. 

The lecture was held under the auspices of the 
Good Government Club. 



CANDIDATES FOR ASSISTANT MANAGERSHIPS 

Baseball : R. W. Belknap, W. F. Eberhardt, F. T, 
Edwards, A. P. Cushman, S. T. Pike, F. S. Wiggin. 

Tennis : J. S. Brown, G. O. Cummings, A. L. 
Peters. 

Track: L. A. Crosby, C. R. Crowell, V. R. 
Leavitt, B. A. Moulton. 



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NEW ENGLAND CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION MEETS 

Prof. Woodrufif. Prof. Sills, and Prof. Nixon at- 
tended the annual meeting of New England Classical 
Association held in the high school building of Hart- 
ford, Conn., on April first and second, at which Prof. 
Sills read a paper entitled "Virgil in the Age of Eliz- 
abeth." The Maine branch of this association will 
meet April 28 and 29 at Waterville. 

In connection with the trip Prof. Woodruff sup- 
plied the puloit of the Park Congregational Church 
in Hartford on Sunday. 

Prof. Nixon paid a visit to Wesleyan after the 
meeting. 

A short visit 'to New York City was made by 
Prof. Woodruff and Prof. Sills before they returned 
to Brunswick. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, April 15 
7.30 Seventh Annual Bowdoin Rally in Memorial 
Hall. 

Saturday, April 16 
8.00 Baseball Team leaves for Andover. 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Andover at Andover. 
Bowdoin 2d vs. Brunswick High on Whittier 
Field. 

3.00 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Sunday, April 17 

10.45. 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; violin solo by 
Kendrie, '10. 

Monday, April 18 

10.30 Make-up gym. 

1. 00 Meeting of Orient Board in Verein Room. 

1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

3.00 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 

Tuesday, April 19 
Patriots' Day. Adjourns in all courses. 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Maine Central Club at Port- 
land. 

2.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Wednesday, April 20 
10.30 A'lake-up gym. 
1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.00 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
8.45 Meeting of the Romania at the Alpha Delta 
Phi House. 

Thursday-, April 21 
10.30 Make-up gym. 
1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.00 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 

Friday, April 22 
10..30 Make-up gym. 
1.30 Make-up gym. 

2,30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
3.00 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 



College Botes 

Hyler, '11, was home over Sunday. 

F. D. Wish, 1913, is out for the Orient. 

White, '03, was on the campus Monday. 

The Lincoln County Club met in 29 North Maine 
Tuesday night. 

The track men have begun training for the New 
England Meet. 

S. W. Jackson, 'og, was visiting friends on the 
campus last week. 

The various fraternities are putting their tennis 
courts into condition. 

F. H. Davis, Brown, '82, spent Sunday with his 
son, F. W. Davis, '12. 

The fraternities are getting their tennis courts 
ready for use this week. 

Many Bowdoin men saw "The Soul Kiss" in 
Portland, Saturday evening. 

J. C. Oram, '11, went to Bristol, Wednesday, 
where be is to take the census. 

A number of students have left college to work A 
as enumerators in taking the census. 

Harry C. Merrill, '09, ■ sub-principal of Eastport 
High School, visited friends last Saturday. 

F. W. Davis, '12, who was ill at his home in 
Brookline, returned to college last Thursday. 

The Orient Board will change its weekly meeting 
to one o'clock on Monday in the Verein Room. 

Students in Advanced Physics are installing a 
Wireless Telegraph Apparatus in the Science Build- 
ing. 

Newman, '10, and Kern, '12, spoke before West- 
brook Seminary last Friday in the interests of the 
college. 

Professor Woodruff supplied the pulpit at the 
Park Congregational Church in Hartford, Sunday, 
April 3. 

R. F. White, '12, vsras injured in the clinical 
laboratory, Wednesday, by having glass blown into 
his face. 

Mr. George S. Mower, the notice of whose wife's 
death appeared in the last issue of the Orient, was a 
member of its second board of editors. 

Prof. Paul Nixon has had published by the Uni- 
versity of Chicago Press, his article on "Herrick and 
Martial" from the April Classical Review. 

The Portland Graduate Society of Alpha Delta 
Phi 'held a banquet, Wednesday, April 6, in Port- 
land, at which representatives of various New Eng- 
land Chapters were present. H. E. Warren, '10, 
and H. C. L. Ashey, '12, were present from the Bow- 
doin Chapter. 

The meeting of the managers of the Interfrater- 
nity Baseball teams, called by the Student Council, 
took no action on the matter of a schedule. Owing 
to an evident sentiment in the college against inter- 
fraternity baseball it was decided to refer the mat- 
ter to the different fraternities for a definite expres- 
sion of opinion. 



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Hlumni Department 



"25. — The funeral of Thaddeus W. Tyler, 
the original "Village Blacksmith" of Long- 
fellow's poem, was held Sunday, April 10, at 
his home in Lynn, Mass. 

'58. — Augustus M. Pulsifer, Esq., died at 
his home in Auburn on April 7, 1910, after a 
long illness from disease of the heart. He 
was the son of Dr. Moses Rust Pulsifer (M.D. 
Bowdoin, 1822) and of Mary S. (Dunn) Pul- 
sifer, born June 15, 1834, at Sullivan, Maine. 
He received his early education in Sullivan and 
Ellsworth, and was prepared for college at 
Hebron Academy, the Maine Wesleyan Semi- 
nary, and at Waterville Academy. He en- 
tered Bowdoin in 1855, having spent his Fresh- 
man year at Colby College. After graduation 
he taught for two years in the Lewiston Falls 
Academy and at the same time engaged in the 
study of law. Admitted to the bar in i860, he 
entered upon the practice of his profession at 
Auburn and at once gained a prominent posi- 
tion and became well known as a zealous ad- 
vocate of all causes where the public rights 
and interests were involved. In 1870 he was 
chosen county attorney and on retiring from 
this office three years later gradually aban- 
doned the practice of the law and gave himself 
wholly to the management of the Little Andro- 
scoggin Water Power Company, of which he 
was the treasurer for over thirty years. Pie 
was prominent in educational affairs, active in 
the establishment of a public library, chair- 
man of the school board, a member of 1 the city 
government officials, and president of the com- 
mon council. Personally Mr. Pulsifer was 
kind, cheerful and optimistic, a believer in the 
best things and active in behalf of all moral 
issues in the community. 

Mr. Pulsifer married July 2, 1863, Plarriet 
Chase, daughter of Hon. George W. Chase of 
Auburn, who survives him, with seven chil- 
dren. Miss Janet D. Pulsifer of Buffalo, N. Y., 
James A. Pulsifer, Esq. (Colby, 1888), of Au- 
burn, Mrs. Samuel Sylvester of Lisbon Falls, 
Chase Pulsifer, Esq. (Bowdoin, 1897), of 
Empire, Canal Zone, Nathan Pulsifer of Cor- 
nell University, Mrs. Charles W. Morris of 
Los Angeles, Cal, and Dr. Tappan Chase Pul- 
sifer of Berlin, N. H. 

'81. — Edgar O. Achorn, Esq., of Boston, 
has been invited to deliver the commemorative 
address on the life of General Oliver O. How- 



ard, '50, at the coming Commencement of 
Lincoln Memorial University. 

'90. — George B. Chandler, of Rocky Hill, 
Conn., who has expressed himself in an une- 
quivocal manner as being opposed to a contin- 
uance of the Cannon regime, is being spoken 
of as a possible candidate for Congressman-at- 
large from Connecticut, altho he himself 
refuses to talk on the matter. 

'96 — Rev. Charles G. Fogg of West Tis- 
bury, Mass., has received a call to the Congre- 
gational Church at Royalston, Mass. 

'97. — Mr. James E. Rhodes, 2d, is located 
with the Travelers' Insurance Company, in 
Hartford, Conn., as an examiner in the Claim 
Division. 

'99. — Jacob Ernest Wignott is Superin- 
tendent of Schools in Salem Depot, N. H. 

'02. — Mr. E. E. Carter is the author of the 
circular recently issued by the Forest Service 
on "Methods of Increasing Forest Produc- 
tivity." 

'02. — Mr. Benjamin E. Kelley, Associate 
Editor of the Greenwich (Conn.) News, hag 
recentlv been re-elected Clerk and Treasurer 
of the Borough of Greenwich. 

"03. — Mr. Thomas 'C. White, of Boston, 
has bought a part interest in the H. C. Little & 
Son Insurance Agency, owned by C. C. Ben- 
son of Lewiston. Mr. White will move to 
Lewiston and will become actively engaged in 
the business as soon as he can sever his connec- 
tions with Perry, Coffin, and Burr, bankers 
and brokers, Boston. 

'06. — Mr. J. W. Sewall was recently chosen 
city engineer of Oldtown. 

'97. — Rev. Henry E. Dunnack has for the 
eleventh time been honored with a call for 
another year's pastorate by the official board 
of the Green Street Methodist Church of A-u- 
austa. Mr. Dunnack has accepted the call, if 
the conference which will meet next month 
will see fit to assign him to the Augusta 
church. This breaks the record in the length 
of pastorates in New England Methodism 
where only a few years ago the limit was five 
years. Since Mr. Dunnack's ordination, he 
has filled but two pastorates, those of the West 
End Methodist Church at Portland and the 
Green Street Methodist Church of Augusta. 
Auburn, Waterville and several other places 
have been trying to get Mr. Dunnack, but he 
says that he is contented with his flock, which 
is constantly growing. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 22, 1910 



NO. 3 



SEVENTH ANNUAL RALLY 

Annual Gathering a Great Success — Speeches by 
Prominent Alumni 

The Seventh Annual Rally proved all that 
could be desired in respect to the intensity of 
Bowdoin spirit displayed. The speakers were 
interesting, the cheering was whole-hearted, 
the band good, and the souvenirs appropriate; 
taken altogether, the Rally set the high-water 
mark for events of its kind. 

H. J. Colbath, '10, President of the Student 
Council, declared that the recent Bowdoin 
successes in athletics were due to hard work 
on the part of the teams and earnest support 
by the undergraduate body. If this co-opera- 
tion were continued, he said, there need be no 
fear of a falling-off in the number of Bowdoin 
victories in the future. He then introduced 
Professor Henry L. Chapman, '66, as the first 
speaker. 

Professor Chapman defined the rally as one 
of the occasions of the year when the whole 
college meets to represent good fellowship and 
enthusiastic devotion to Bowdoin. This year, 
as always, the college expects the. ball team to 
play square and to win. In closing. Professor 
Chapman read the folowing verses composed 
for the event : 

Rest not in the thought of the things that are 
done. 

From the triumphs of yesterday borrow 
New strength for the victories still to be won 

In the day that but heralds the morrow ! 

Our flag flutters proudly ; our eyes are alight 
With its memories and promise of honor ; 

'Tis the banner of . Bowdoin, the banner of 
white, , 

The blessing of God be upon her ! 

Roy L. Marston, '99, the second speaker! 
was introduced as a former Editor-in-Chief of 
the Okient and Chairman of the Quill Board. 
He told of the pleasure it had aflrorded him to 
introduce "Cope" Philoon, as a West Point 
undergraduate, to a group of officers at the 
Academy. He also seconded the movement 
on foot to make Prof. PI. C. Emery, '92, of 



the Tariff Commission, an overseer of the 
college. 

Judge Clarence ITale, '69, spoke of Presi- 
dent Hyde's twenty-five years of constructive 
work in building up Bowdoin, and of the ser- 
vice done by Professor Chapman during the 
past forty years. ITe urged the undergradu- 
ates to seek knowledge and training that 
should make them capable citizens. 

George E Fogg, '02, i-ecalled a number of ' 
Bowdoin traditions, and in particular gave an 
account of a certain football game with Bates 
that was won by the lighter B'owdoin team 
through the exercise of clear grit. 

Dr. Frank N. Whittier, '85, caused a 
demonstration when he announced that his 
subject was the "new gym." After outlining ^ 
the work in gymnastics from the days of the 
ninepin alley in the early twenties to the pres- 
ent, he said that the way to obtain the new 
gymnasium was this : "Don't knock, but wish 
earnestly for the gym, make your wish felt, 
and the building will come as the others on the 
campus have." 

D. W. Snow, '22, was unable to be present, 
but sent the committee a letter of regret. 

Hon. li. M. Heath, 'y2, made the plea that 
all class rivalries should be settled by the 
splendid system of athletics now in vogue. 
He closed his talk with an earnest tribute to 
the rugged honesty of Professor Robinson as 
an expert on the witness-stand. 

Coach Berton C. Morrill, '10, of the Track 
Team summarized the track campaigns of the 
past few years, declared himself encouraged 
at the number of candidates out for track this 
spring, and assured the student body that 
Bowdoin would be well to the top in the com- 
ing New England Meet. 

Captain I'rank A. Smith, '12, of the foot- 
ball team, urged all men out for the squad to 
go into track work and baseball this spring in 
order to prepare themselves for the require- 
ments of the "new game." 

Captain William H. Clift'ord, '11, of the 
baseball team, the last speaker, named some of 
the men depended on to uphold Bowdoin on 
the diamond this spring, promising that the 



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men would try to equal the record of the 
Championship Team of 1908. 

During the intermissions in the program 
the band played "We'll Sing to Old Bowdoin" 
and "Fair Bowdoin" and also some songs in 
celebration of Peary set to popular aifs. The 
Rally closed with the singing of Bowdoin 
Beata and Phi Chi. 



BOWDOIN IS, ANDOVER 8 
Pulls Victory Out of a Seeming Defeat 

Bowdoin proved that she has this year a 
team made of the right stuff and one that can 
fight an uphill contest and win, when she trim- 
med Philips-Andover last Saturday on Broth- 
ers' Field by the score of 15-8. 

At first the game loked like a sure thing 
for the aced'emy boys, for in the second inning 
by heavy and well-bunched hits, aided by some 
ragged fielding on Bowdoin's part, they ran up 
eight scores. After this one slump, Bowdoin 
settled down to steady, consistent playing, giv- 
ing Means, who pitched fine ball, perfect sup- 
port, and shutting Andover out entirely. In 
their half of the fourth, Bowdoin started a ter- 
rific batting rally and 'by clever base running 
tied the score. Not satisfied, they pounded 
the ball in the remaining innings every man 
contributing one or more hits, scoring two in 
the sixth, four in the eighth and one in the 
ninth. After the second inning, Andover was 
able to connect with Means for only one safe 
hit, that being a three-bagger by Reilly in the 
seventh but, even then, he failed to score. 

Bowdoin showed marked improvement 
over last week's game in fielding and base- 
running. Purington and Wandtke and 
Wandtke and Clifford contributed double 
plays, while Smith, Wilson, Lawlis and Pur- 
ington featured in the hitting department. 

The score : 

Bowdoin 

BH PO A E 

Smith, l.f 3200 

Wandtke, ss i 2 2 2 

Clifford, lb 2 12 o 

Wilson, c 3 7 I o 

Lawlis, 3b I I I 

Grant, 2b I o 2 o 

Purington, c.f 2210 

Scholfield, r.f i i o o 

Means, p i o 3 o 

Totals 15 27 10 2 



Andover 

BH PO A E 

Boles, lb 0700 

Goodell, 2b 1112 

Beedy, 2b 0310 

Wright, c I n 4 I 

Reilly, 3b i 2 5 I 

Burdett, ss i 3 i 

Wells, c.f 1200 

Middlebank, r.f i i i 

Kresser, l.f 1000 

Ripley, p I o o o 

York, p o o 

Totals 7 27 IS 6 

Innings : 

Bowdoin 00080204 I — IS 

Andover 08000000 o — 8 

Runs made by Smith, 2 ; Wandtke, Clifford, 2 ; 
Wilson, 3 ; Lawlis, 2 ; Grant, 2 ; Purington, 2 ; 
Means, Boles. Goodell, Wright, Reilly, Burdett, 
Wells, Kresser, York. Three-base hits — Purington, 
Lawlis, Kresser, Reilly. Stolen bases — Wandtke, 
Wilson, Smith, Reilly, Kresser. Base on balls — By 
Means, 7 ; by Ripley, 2 ; by York, 3. Struck out — 
By Means, 7 ; by Ripley, 5. Double plays — Puring- 
ton and Wandtke, Wandtke and Clifford. Wild 
pitch — Ripley. Passed ;ball — Wilson. Umpire — Reed. 
Time — 2 hours, 30 minutes. 



BOWDOIN SECOND 12, BRUNSWICK HIGH 4 

In the first game this year Bowdoin Second 
defeated Brunswick High on Whittier Field 
last Saturday, with a 12 to 4 score. The sec- 
ond team showed up very strong and there is 
much promising material in it. Lewis and 
Lafleche were both given a trial in the twirl- 
ing line and both did very creditable work. 
Tikon for Bowdoin and Stanwood for Bruns- 
wick, both played star games for their 
respective teams. The score : 
Bowdoin Second 

AB B BH PO A E 

Burns, c 5 2 o 5 o o 

Lewis, p 3 o o o o 

Lafleche, p 2 i i o o 

0|Neil, 3b 3 3 2 I o I 

Tilton, c.f 5 I 2 4 o o 

Marsh (Capt.) 2b 5 i i o i 

Weston, l.f 500400 

Dole, lb 5* 2 I 9 o o 

Montgomery, ss 4 I i i I i 

Daniels, ss o o o 2 o o 

JF'archer, r.f 4 i o i o 

Totals 43 12 8 27 2 2 

Brunswick 

ab b bh po a e 

Weatherhill (Capt.) 3b 5 i o I 

Leonard, ss 4 o o i o 2 

Coombs, 2b 2 o o i o o 



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Brackett, ib 4 i o I o o 

Snow, c 4 o I 4 o o 

Allen, c.f 4 I I I 2 

Stanwood, 2b 422302 

Ripley, l.f 4 o o o i 

Stetson, p., r.f 401 i i 

St. Pierre, r.f i o o o o 

McKenney, p 2 o i 

Totals 38 4 6 24 I 9 

Bowdoin 2d o 3 2 3 o 2 2 x — 12 

Brunswick o i o o 3 o o 

Two-base 'hits — Tilton, Weatherhill, Allen. 
Stolen bases — Burns, Lafleche, O'Neil 2, Tilton, 
Dole 2, Montgomery, Brackett, Stanwood. Sacrifice 
hits — Marsh, Montgomery. Bases on balls — Off Le- 
fleche 2, Stetson i, McKenney i. Hit by pitched 
ball— By Stetson. Struck out— By Stetson 2, Mc- 
Kenney 2, Lewis 2, Lefleche 3. Wild pitch — Le- 
fieche. Double play — Leonard to Brackett. Time — 
I h. 40 min. Umpire — Newman. 



PROFESSOR ROBINSON 

Faculty Send Birthday Letter — His Condition 
Much Better 

The members of the facuUy have recently 
written a birthday letter signed by each mem- 
ber to send to Professor Robinson in honor of 
his fifty-eighth birthday which occurs on April 
twenty-fourth. The letter was composed by 
Professor Chapman. 

Latest reports regarding Professor Robin- 
son's condition are that he has so far recovered 
as to be able to sit up regularly and has recov- 
ered his sight to such an extent that he has 
been able to write letters. 



FRATERNITIES DISAPPROVE OF 1NTERFRATER= 
NITY BASEBALL 

At a meeting of the managers of the fra- 
ternity baseball teams called by the Student 
Council to arrange a' schedule, it was voted to 
refer the matter to the fraternities for an ex- 
pression of opinion, because of evident senti- 
ment against interfraternity baseball. The 
managers met again on Thursday, April 14, 
and the vote by fraternities was given. Psi 
Upsilon, Theta Delta Qii, and Delta Upsilon 
voted in favor of an interfraternity league, 
while Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
Zeta Psi, Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Sigma 
voted against it. The managers then voted to 
refer the matter to the Student Council for 
final settlement. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

Colleges working on aeroplanes will race 
in an intercollegiate meet to be held at Phila- 
delphia. 

The faculty of Amherst has refused to per- 
mit any football games to be definitely sched- 
uled until the new rules have been seen and 
acted upon. 

Kansas has voted to abolish football tem- 
porarily, pending modifications of the rules 
which will render the sport less dangerous. 

It is reported that David Starr Jordan will 
resign as president of Stanford University this 
year. 

Worcester Tech. has been admitted to 
membership in the New England Intercolle- 
giate Athletic Association. 

Co-education after fifteen years' trial is to 
be abolished at Tufts. 

The U. of M. is to have a new dormitory, 
tlie cost of which will be $51,566.00. 

The trustees of the Rhodes scholarships 
have issued a statement showing that 179 men 
were recipients of Rhodes honors last year. 
Of this number 90 were from the United 
States, 78 from the British Colonies, and 11 
from Germany. 

Pennsylvania has nine outdoor track meets 
scheduled for this spring. 

The U. of M. has recently issued a new 
song book containing over one hundred sonars. 



BETA THETA PI HOUSE PARTY 

The annual reception and dance of Beta 
Sigma of Beta Theta Pi is being held at the 
chapter house this afternoon and evening. 
The house has been tastily decorated with 
palms and cut flowers, the fraternity rose pre- 
dominating. The music for afternoon and 
evening will be furnished by Kendrie's Or- 
chestra. The hostesses are Mrs. William De- 
Witt Hyde, Mrs. George Taylor Files, Mrs. 
Roscoe James Ham, Mrs. Sereno Clifford 
Webster, and Mrs. Nathan Weston. Mrs. 
Frank Elmer Roberts, Mrs. Allen Johnson, 
Mrs. Charles Clifford Hutchins and Mrs. 
Frederick Willis Brown will pour punch, sher- 
bet will be served by Mrs. William Trufant 
Foster and Mrs. Paul Nixon. In addition to 
the faculty many guests are expected from 
Brunswick and vicinity. 

In the evening after a short reception, 
dancing will begin at nine o'clock. Among 
the invited guests are the Misses Mabel Estes, 

[Continued on page 20, 2d column.] 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911 Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, 19 11 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 

J. C. WHITE, 1911 H. P. VANNAH, 1912 

W. A. McCORMICK, 1912 L. E. JONES, 1913 

W. R. SPINNEY, 1912 V. R. LEAVITT, 1913 

D, H. McMURTRIE, 1913 



J, L. CURTIS, 191 1 Business Manager 

H. C. L. ASHEY, igi2 Asst. Business Manager 



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Vol. XL APRIL 22, 1910 


No. 3 



We are publishing here- 
Mr. Achorn's Letter with a news item clipped 

from the Boston Trans- 
cript. It is the work of one of Bowdoin's 
most loyal alumni and explains itself. It is 
not the intent of the Orient to become in- 
volved in any controversy regarding the patri- 
otism and efficiency of the sons of either Bovv- 
doin or Dartmouth, but Mr. Achorn's letter — • 
the result of many hours, of careful investiga- 
tion brings to light accurate historical inform- 
ation that is a source of pride to every son 
and friend of Bowdoin Colleare. 



It appears that there is a 
Fraternal Spirit movement on foot in col- 
lege that should go far 
towards promoting a more healthy frater- 
nal spirit. Just where it started and who the 
initiators were is not known, but word has 



come to the Orient that an effort is being 
made by the members of the Senior Class to 
visit one another frequently at the various fra- 
ternity houses. No schedule or definite plan 
of visitation will be made out, but the mem- 
bers of each fraternity will now and then en- 
tertain members of their class outside their 
own group. 

If this idea is faithfully carried out it 
should result in members of the Senior Class 
becoming much more intimately acquainted. 
Furthermore, it should be the means of 
drawing the fraternities into closer relation- 
ship and if this can be done cleaner college 
politics will result. 

The idea is a happy one and the Orient 
believes that it might be well carried out by 
the members of the Junior Class as well. 
Every upper classman in college realizes that 
there are some men in his class whom he 
knows only slightly. This circumstance is 
largely due to the fact that in the absence of 
a common meeting place on the campus the 
fraternty men have been negligent and indif- 
ferent with regard to the hospitality that may 
be shown thru entertainment at their houses. 

Most of the men who remain in college 
till Junior year are graduated. It behooves 
them to get intimately acquainted, first, that 
the store of pleasant associations that should 
make the future brighter may be increased and 
secondly because thru intimacy and co-opera- 
tion more can be accomplished than will make 
a bigger, better, broader Bowdoin. We hope 
that the matter will be seriously undertaken 
by the Seniors, at .least, and a precedent estab- 
lished that will result in the formation of 
many new friendships and the strengthening 
of all the old. 

BETA THETA PI HOUSE PARTY 

[Continued from page ig.] 

Frances Skolfield, Olivia Bagley, Eleanor 
Smith, Audrey Thompson, Ethele McConkey, 
and Olive Eastman of Portland ; Misses Clara 
Goodwin and Therese Newbert of Augusta; 
Misses Marion Lowell, Annie Marston, and 
Gladys Newell of Lewiston; Miss Winifred 
McKee of Springfield, Mass. ; Misses Etta 
Miller, Iva Record, Genevieve Dwinal, and 
Edith Dunn of Auburn; Misses Alice Brum- 
mett and Sally Kavanagh of Boston ; Misses 
Nettie Bird and Ruth Blackington of Rock- 
land; Aliss Lula Barber of Yarmouth; Miss 
Margaret Butman of Searsport; Miss Mar- 



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garet Larrabee of Bath; Miss Florence Gor- 
don of Brewer; Miss Marion Churchill of 
Newtonville, Mass. ; Miss Mattie Eldridge of 
Gardiner; Miss Agatha Snow of Waterville; 
Miss Hazel Bragdon of South Windham; and 
Miss Frances Little of Brunswick, 
i The delegates from the other fraternities 
are Herbert Everett Warren, 'lo, Alpha Delta 
Phi; William Harrison Sanborn, 'lo, Psi 
Upsilon ; Robert Burleigh Martin, 'lo. Delta 
Kappa Epsilon ; Leon Hartley Smith, 'lo, 
Theta Delta Chi ; Stetson Harlowe H"ssey, 
'ii, Zeta Psi; Richard Wesley Sullivan, 'ii; 
Delta Upsilon; and Thomas Otis, 'lo, Kappa 
Sigma. 

The committee in charge consists of 
Sereno Sewall Webster, 'lo, of Augusta; 
George Cony Weston, 'lo, of Augusta; John 
Leslie Brummett, 'ii, of Roxbury, Mass.; 
John Libby Curtis, 'ii, of Camden; and 
Lowell Sanborn Foote, '12, of Dover, N. H. 



MUSICAL CLUBS AT PORTLAND 

The Glee and Mandolin Clubs gave the 
best concert of the season at Kotzschmar 
Hall, Portland, on April eighth. A large and 
appreciative audience — and judging from 
the enthusiasm and prolonged applause — 
distinctly Bowdoin audience — greeted the ef- 
forts of the clubs. From the first number, 
"We'll Sing to Old Bowdoin," to good old 
"Phi Chi" at the close, — the songs and man- 
dolin selections were given with a whole- 
heartedness and a snap that bespoke confi- 
dence in themselves, and in their audience to 
appreciate. There was no false note to mar 
the harmony, and no confusion to destroy the 
ui'ity of the pieces, but rather a finish and a 
a care for expression that showed a well-bal- 
anced and excellently trained organization. 

The numbers of the Glee Club were 
various in selection. Its members showed 
cheir ability and versatility in going from rol- 
licking drinking songs, such as "On Board the 
Derelict," which they sang with much life and 
color, to the sweet, soft tones of the Rosary. 
In an encore to the combined songs, the 
Rosary and Kentucky Babe, the club gave a 
catchy and lively air whose words were de- 
voted to "Women." The subtler pieces were 
admirably shaded and modulated, while the 
life and vim of the college songs stirred the 
audience visibly. 

The Mandolin Club did excellent work 



also, although their first number, "The Quilt- 
ing Party" was given with a snap, and was 
well received, their rendering of Rolfe's 
"Heart Murmurs" was distinctly their best 
work. "Traumerci," by the sextet, was an 
excellent and effective interpretation of 
Schumann's beautiful work. 

The solos of the evening were of the high- 
est order. Mr. Kellogg, in a selected violin 
solo, gave a pleasing and well applauded 
selection. His work showed good technique 
and considerable delicacy of expression. 

"Danny Deever" was sung with fine effect 
by Mr. Stone. The stirring words of Kipling 
were admirably set off by his powerful and 
expressive voice. One of his two encores, 
"Lorna," afforded the audience a better idea 
of his softer and more sympathetic tones. 

In an encore to one of the Glee Club songs, 
"Annie Laurie," was sung as a solo by Mr. 
Davis with humming accompaniment by the 
Glee Club. His pure, sympathetic voice, to- 
gether with the admirable feeling and expres- 
sion he lent to the famous words, brought 
long and appreciative applause. 

Mr. Stevens gave a very fine interpreta- 
tion of Browning's Clive. His intense and 
dramatic presentation of Clive's bold, un- 
flinching bravery, won the audience at once. 
He was called back enthusiastically for four 
successive encores which were given in an in- 
imitably funny manner. 



TRIALS N. E. L SPEAKING CONTEST 

Robert Hale, '10, Chosen to Represent Bowdoin 

The trials for the choice of a man to rep- 
resent Bowdoin in the New England Intercol- 
legiate Speaking Contest, were held in Hub- 
bard Hall, last Wednesday at 4 o'clock. As a 
result Robert Hale, '10, was selected as Bow- 
doin's speaker in the contest. 



COLLEGE MEN TAKING CENSUS 

The following men are engaged in the 
work of taking the ensus : 

Class of 1910, C. A. Boynton, R. S. 
Crowell, R. B. Grace, H. F. Hansen, M. C. 
Hill, W. B. Nulty, I. B. Rgbinson, R. A. Tut- 
tle. 

191 1, F. U. Burkett, M. G. L. Bailey, A. 
G. Dennis, R. P. Hine, E. E. Kern, J. C. 
Oram, L. P. PaFkman. 



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1912, R. D. Cole, F. L. Kateon, E. F. 
Maloney. 

1913, C. F. Haskell, Jr., W. C. Lippin- 
cott, J. A. Norton, A. B. Stetson, F. D. Wish. 
Special, H. D. Archer. 



BOWDOIN AND DARTMOUTH 

The Records of These Two New England Colleges in 
the Civil War Compared by a Bowdoin Man 

To the Editor of the Transcript: 

In running over the foreword to the "Dartmouth 
Roll of Honor" recently, my attention was attracted 
by the following statement : "From the college and 
the medical school, Dartmouth contributed 652 of her 
alumni and undergraduates — a larger percentage than 
any other college in the North." 

The claim on the part of any college that it con- 
tributed a larger percentage than any other institu- 
tion in defence of the Union is one of which it may 
well be proud and for which due recognition should 
be given. 

As a graduate of Bowdoin, who had been led to 
believe that no college had rallied relatively in greater 
numbers or had sons who had attained greater dis- 
tinction in the service than Bowdoin men, this asser- 
tion of Dartmouth came as a surprise. It contained 
an invitation at least to a comparison of records of 
the two colleges. 

But when one seeks to compare the war records 
of any two institutions one meets at once with dif- 
culties. It the first instance, in order to reach exact 
conclusions it must appear that the records of each 
college are complete. 

Assuming that Dartmouth's (embracing the aca- 
demic, scientific and medical departments'! is so, we 
are less fortunate at Bowdoin, for while the aca- 
demic list has been gone over with some care, and 
it may be inferred is substantially correct, no com- 
plete list has ever been compiled of the medical de- 
partment. 

The latest records of the Bowdoin Medical School 
indicate as serving in the war 157 surgeons, assistant 
and acting assistant surgeons, but it is believed on 
good authority that exhaustive research would ma- 
terially increase this number. 

Again the same tests should be applied as to eligi- 
bility. A glance at the Dartmouth roll shows it to 
include clerks in departments, stewards and physi- 
cians 'who were connected for a short time with hos- 
pitals, not having apparently been mustered into the 
United States service or on duty at the front. There 
are also included a number of whom all that can be 
said is that they are "supposed to have been in the 
army" or "no record of their services could be ob- 
tained." 

No instances answering to either of these descrip- 
tions have been counted or included in the Bowdoin 
list. 

There are also various methods by which to com- 
pare the records of two colleges, such as using as a 
basis either the number of graduates eligible for ser- 
vice, or all the living graduates. And the latest year 
to which computation may be carried may also vary 
from '61 downward. 



In the table which I have prepared, the computa- 
tion and comparison is based upon all the living 
graduates of the academic department at the out- 
break of the war, and of the medical deprtment up 
to and including the year 1867. In fact, it would be 
well nigh impossible to make up a list from either 
college of those eligible for service on the score of 
age. 

In my computation I have eliminated from the 
Dartmouth list only thirteen of those who are re- 
counted as having been temporarily connected either 
as surgeons or stewards with a hospital or without 
known record. I have carried out the comparison 
upon Bowdoin's incomplete list of medical graduates 
in the service, and without determining the comoar- 
ative rank of the medical graduates of either col- 
lege as the data were not at hand. 

My tabulation shows that Bowdoin had 286 men 
from the academic department in the service. Of 
this number forty-one are non-graduates ; and as I 
have already stated, incomplete returns of her med- 
ical department give 157, making a total of 443. 
There were 1.063 living graduates in 1861 in the 
academic department, and 707 living medical gradu- 
ates in 1867 — a total of 1770. 

Dartmouth bad 360' from the academic depart- 
ment, including the scientific school. Of this num- 
ber ninety are non-graduates. From her medical de- 
partment she names 189, making a total of 639, with 
thirteen carried on her roll and not enumerated by 
me for reasons stated. She had 1854 living gradu- 
ates in her academic department at the outbreak of 
the war ; ninety scientific graduates, and 855 living 
medical graduates in 1867, as appears in The Trien- 
nial of that year — a total of 2800. 

This gives the relative percentage of the two in- 
stitutions, including their representation in both 
branches of the service, as folows; 

Ac. Dept. Med. Dept. Ag'g'te. 

Bowdoin 26.90 22.80 25.02 

Dartmouth 23.13 22.10 22.82 

But even crediting Dartmouth with 652 that she 
claims, i. e., with the thirteen names omitted by me 
in the above computation, her per cent, would be 
23.28. It may be interesting, however, to carry the 
parallel a little further. 

Bowdoin had 228 commissioned officers, Dart- 
mouth had 243, making the Bowdoin percentage 
79.70, and Dartmouth 67.33. 

Bowdoin's officers of the higher rank were: 

Major Generals — Oliver O. Howard, Francis Fes- 
senden — 2. 

Paymaster General — Horatio Bridge — i. 

Medical Inspettor General — Thomas Fitch Per- 
ley — I. 

Surgeon General — Alonzo Garcelon — i. 

Medical Director — Gideon Stinson Parlmer — I. 

Colonels — George Freeman Noyes, William Wirt 
Virgin, Thomas Henry Marshall, William Henry 
Owen, Jeremiah Howard Oilman, Charles Henry 
Foster, Edward Simonton — 7. 

Brevet Major Generals — James Deering Fessen- 
den, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Henry Goddard 
Thomas — 3. 

Brevet Brigadier Generals — William Seaver Lin- 
coln, Frederick Dimmer Sewall, Thomas Hammond 
Talbot, William Hobson, Charles Wentworth Rob- 
erts, William Wiltmore McArthur, Charles Ham- 
lin, Thomas Hamlin Hubbard, Jonathan Prince 



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Cilley, George Fred Grander, Ellis Spear, Charles 
Henry Howard, John Francis Appleton, John Mar- 
shall Brown, Thomas Worcester Hyde, Stephen Hart 
Manning, Charles Porter Mattocks, Isaac Lyman 
Starbird — 18. 

Brevet Colonels — Henry Stone, Henry Clay 
Wood, Benjamin Brown Foster, Franklin Mellin 
Drew, Charles Winthrop Lowell, Albert Williams 
Bradbury — 6. A total of 40, and a percentage of 
13.98. 

Dartmouth's officers of the higher rank were: 

Medical Directors — Lewis Davis Harlow, Al- 
pheus Benning Crosby — 2. 

Brevet Major Generals — Charles Edward Hovey, 
Samuel Augustus Duncan, Joseph Dana Webster — 3. 

Brigadier Generals — Gilman Marston, George 
Foster Shaplev, Harrison Carroll Hobart — 3. 

Colonels— William Badger, Nathan Lord, Redfield 
Proctor, Edward Joseph Wood, Hiram Benjamin 
Crosby, Frank Aretas Haskell, Reuben Delvan Mus- 
sey, Wheelock Graves Veasy, Amos Byron Jones, 
David Quigg — 10. 

Brevet Brigadier Generals — Francis Skinner 
Fiske, Joshua James Guppey, James Chaplin 
Beecher, Joseph O'Dyke Hudnut, John Eaton, Jacob 
Sharpe, John Leverett Thompson. Henry William 
Fuller, William Cogswell, Joab Nelson Paterson, 
Charles Arm Carleton, Edward FoUansbee Noyes — 
12. 

Brevet Colonels — DeWitt CUnton Cram, Wil- 
liam Garrison Cumimngs, 3. 

Making a total of 33 and a percentage of 7.33. 

While I do not vouch for the absolute correct- 
ness of my data, it would seem to be sufficiently ac- 
curate to substantiate the fact that Bowdoin not only 
had a larger percenage of men in the war, in both 
her departments, than the New Hampshire college, 
but also a very much larger percentage of commis- 
sioned officers and those of the higher rank. 

If any other iollege in the North claims the first 
place and can show a greater record than Bowdoin 
either in the percentage of the men who entered the 
service or the lustre of their achievements, we will 
gladly pay to that collge the tribute of respect due 
to so distinguished an honor. 

Army. Bowdoin. Dartmouth. 

Major generals 2 

Brevet major generals 2 3 

Brigadier generals o 3 

Brevet brigadier generals 18 12 

Colonels 7 10 

Brevet Colonels 6 3 

Lieutenant Colonels 9 14 

Brevet lieutenant colonels .... 14 5 

Majors 7 9 

Brevet majors 8 4 

Captains 47 63 

Brevet captains 4 4 

First lieutenants 17 35 

Second lieutenants 17 9 

Sergeants 9 24 

Corporals 2 9 

Privates 41 97 

Inspector general i I 

Battalion adjutant o I 

Assistant adjutant generals.... 2 2 

Adjutants 5 4 

Brigadier L. M i o 

Q. M 2 3 



Q. M. sergeants 2 o 

Chaplains 16 25 

Paymasters o 7 

Assistant paymasters o 3 

Musicians 2 

Clerks o 5 

Hospital stewards o 6 

Medical Division I i 

Surgeon general i o 

Division surgeon o I 

Brigadier surgeons 2 4 

Surgeons 14 22 

Assistant surgeons IS 3^ 

Navy— - 

Paymaster general I o 

Paymasters I 2 

Assistant paymasters 8 

Lieutenant commander i o 

A, Capt. Mar i 

Lieutenant o I 

Assistant Engineers i 7 

Assistant surgeons 6 

Privates 2 o 

Hospital stewards o 2 

Clerks o i 

Signal officer o i 

Acd. grads 245 360 

Non. grads 41 90 

Total acd 286 4S0 

Medics IS7 189 

Total both departments 443 639 

Liv. acd. department 1063 1854 

Liv. med, department 707 855 

Liv. C. S. S 90 

Total both departments 1770 2800 

Acd. department (per cent). 26.90 23.13 

Med. department (per cent) . . 22.20 22.10 

Both departments (per cent.) . . 25.02 22.82 

Commissioned officers 228 243 

Com, officers (per cent) 79-70 67.33 

Edgar O. Achorn. 
Boston, April 4. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, April 22 
Beta Theta Pi House Party. 

Saturday, April 23 
10.30 Make-up gym. 
1.30 Make-up gym. 
Brunswick H. S. vs. Morse H. S. at Brunswick. 

Sunday, April 24 

10.45. Morning service in the Church on the 
Hill, conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 

5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by the double quartette. 

Monday, April 25 
7.50 Baseball Team leaves for Hanover, N. H. 
10.30 Make-up gym. 

i.oo Meeting of the Orient Board in the 
Duetscher Verein Room. 
1.30 Make-up gym. 
2.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Tuesday, April 26 
10.30 Make-up gym. 



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1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Bowdoin vs. Dartmouth at Hanover, N. 



H. 



Wednesday^ April 27 

10.30 Make-up gym. 

1.30 Make-vip gym. 

2.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Bowdoin vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 

Bowdoin 2d vs. Edward Little H. S. at Auburn. 

8.30 Meeting of the Romania at Alpha Delta 
Phi House. 

8.4s P.M. Meeting of Romania at Alpha Delta 
Phi House. 

Thursday, April 28 

10.30 Make-up gym. 

1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Bowdoin vs. Norwich University at Northfield. 

Friday, April 29 

10.30 Make-up gym. 

1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Bowdoin vs. University of Vermont at Burling- 
ton. 

8.00 May dance at Psi Upsilon House. 

8.00 Annual New England District Convention 
of Delta Upsilon at Brunswick. 

8.00 Viola Allen in "The White Sister" at Jef- 
ferson Theatre, Portland, 

Saturday, April 30 

Second day of the New England District Conven- 
tion of Delta Upsilon at Brunswick. 

8.00 Viola Allen in "The White Sister" at Jef- 
ferson Theatre, Portland. 



dollcQC Botes 

Prof. Moody gave adjourns in Math. 4, Friday. 

Auber, '13, and Stetson, '13, are taking census 
in Brunswick. 

Newman, '10. umpired the ball game Saturday, 
between Brunswick High and Bowdoin Second. 

Many students attended the ball in Portland, 
given by the High School Cadets, Tuesday night. . 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi held 
its Second Annual Banquet at Riverton, Wednesday 
night. 

A. P. Cushman, '13, S. F. Dole, '13, and P. H. 
Emery, '13, have sent in their names as candidates 
for the Orient Board. 

The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon holds its Sec- 
ond Annual Banquet to-morrow night at the Fal- 
mouth Hotel in Portland. 

H. L. Perham, '13, left Wednesday for his home 
at South Acworth, New Hampshire. He may be 
obliged to remain out the rest of the year because of 
ill health. 1 

At a meeting of the Village Improvement Asso- 
ciation of Brunswick, held Monday, April 11, Prof. 
Files was re-elected President from last year. Ira 
P. Booker was elected one of the two vice-presi- 
dents. Other officers from the college are as fol- 
lows: S. B. Furbish, Treasurer; Prof. Moody, Prof. 
Chapman, Prof. Little, and Prof. Mitchell to the 
Committee. 



Hlumni ^Department 



'49. — Mrs. Frances K. Adams, widow of 
the late Zabdiel Boylston Adams, M.D., of 
Framingham, Mass., passed away Thursday, 
April 7, at her residence, at the age of 74 
years, 10 months. 

'66, Medic. — Dr. Bigelow T. S anborn, 
Superintendent of the Maine Insane Hospital 
at Augusta, died Monday morning, from the 
results of a shock of paralysis. He is survived 
by a wife, Mrs. Emma F. Sanborn, and three 
children, Dr. Warren B. Sanborn, a practicing 
physician in Augusta, Walter M. Sanborn, an 
Augu'sta lawyer, and Ray F. Sanborn, a stu- 
dent at the Baltimore Medical School. 

Dr. Sanborn was one of the best known 
and most respected medical men of Maine, 
having occupied the position of superintendent 
of the Maine Insane Hospital for the past 27 
years, his connection with the institution dat- 
ing back to his graduation in 1866, when he 
was appointed first assistant physician. He 
was born in Standish, Me., July 11, 1839, and 
received his early education in a private school, 
the town schools of Standish, and Limington 
Academy 

As a subordinate in the Maine Insane Hos- 
pital for 17 years. Dr. Sanborn so acquitted 
himself in the discharge of his duties as to win 
the confidence of the superintendent, the late 
Dr. J. M. Harlow, and the board of man- 
agers of the institution, and upon the resigna- 
tion of Dr. Harlow in 1883, Dr. Sanborn was 
appointed superintendent, a position which he 
continued to hold during the remainder of his 
life. 

During Dr. Sanborn's achninistration many 
improvements and changes have been made at 
the hospital. New buildings have been 
erected, well adapted to meet the growing 
needs of the institution, decorative features, 
such as flowers and works of art, appliances 
for recreation, etc., have been added, all of 
which make the Maine Insane Flospital one of 
the most comfortable of its kind in New 
Enafland. 



NOTICE 



E. Baldwin Smith, 'II, and Arthur H. Cole, 'II, 
Purpose to Publish the 

1911 BOWDOIN CALENDAR 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 29, 1910 



NO. 4 



PSI UPSILON BANQUET 

Chief Justice Lucilius A. Emery of the 
Supreme Court presided at the exercises fol- 
lowing the fourth annual dinner of the Psi 
Upsilon Graduate Club at the New Falmouth 
hotel, Satuirday evening. Other speakers were 
Hon. Joseph W. Symonds, Hon. Joseph E. 
Moore of Rockland, and Hon. William M. In- 
graham, judge of the Cumberland County 
Probate Court. It was expected that Herbert 
L. Bridgman of New York, a member of the 
executive council of the general fraternity and 
secretary of the Peary Arctic Club, would be 
present as guest of honor, but much to the 
disappointment of all he did not arrive. The 
dinner was served in the State of Maine room. 

Judge Emery spoke briefly before calling 
on the others, referring to a statement made 
by Lord Kitchener to the effect that a good 
fellow made a poor soldier. "I want," said 
he, "to associate with men who are serious, 
who do things — men who stand for the right 
and attack the wrong. I hope that Psi Upsi- 
lon will stand for men who do things. We 
graduates, haye we any reason to stand for 
Psi Upsilon? Are we any better? Are we 
doing any better ? If we are not better and 
are not doing any better, then there is no 
reason for Psi Upsilon." 

At the conclusion of his remarks he was 
warmly applauded and Judge Symonds, Mr. 
Moore, Judge Ingraham and Robert Hale, 
'10, were given a most flattering reception 
when they were introduced. After the 
speech-making, college songs were sung for a 
short time. A large measure of the success of 
the afifair is due George E. Fogg, Esq., sec- 
retary of the club, who carried on the arrange- 
ments. 



ALPHA DELTA PHI BANQUET 

The second annual banquet of the Bowdoin 
Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi was held at the 
Riverton Casino, Wednesday evening, April 
20th. About thirty-five sat down to the 
sumptuous dinner provided by the manage- 
ment. After the banquet speeches were made 
by Toastmaster Morss, '10, Robinson, '10, 
Kellogg, '11, White, '12, and Philoon, '13. 



PROGRAM OF THE SIXTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND 
CONVENTION OF DELTA UPSILON 

The sixth annual District Convention of 
Delta Upsilon is now in session with the Bow- 
doin Chapter which will entertain until to- 
morrow night. Delegates are present from 
the eight other New England Chapters, Am- 
herst, Brown, Colby, Harvard, Middlebury, 
Tufts, Tech. and Williams. The following is 
the program : 

Friday Evening. 

Smoker and Minstrel Show at the Chap- 
'ter Flouse on Main Street. 

Saturday. 

8.45 A.M. Business Session. 

2.00 P.M. Tour of campus. 

8.00 P.M. Banquet at the Hotel Eagle. 



PSI UPSILON DANCE 

An info/mal dance will be given this 
evening at the Psi Upsilon House. Kendrie's 
Orchestra will furnish the music. The com- 
mittee having charge of the affair, consists of 
William H. Sanborn, '10, E. Baldwin Smith, 
'11, Loring Pratt, '12, and Theodore E. 
Emery, '13. The patronesses are Mrs. H. B. 
Peters, of Portland, Mrs. George T. Files 
and Miss May Potter of Brunswick. 

Among the invited guests of 'the evening 
are: The Misses Evelyn Edwards, Anna Mil- 
liken, Dorothy Holt, Rose Tyler, Eleanor 
Smith and Harriet Mayberry of Port- 
land ; the Misses Dorothy Bird and 
Ruth Blackington of Rockland ; the Misses 
Gladys Parker, Lina Andrews and Ethel 
Hawley of Bath ; the Misses Fannie Gray and 
Marjorie Packard of Roxbury, Mass. ; the 
Misses Margaret Swett and Ruth Little of 
Brunswick ; Miss Ida Emery of Randolph, 
and Miss Florabel Ross of Kennebunk. 



BOWDOIN 1, DARTMOUTH 5 

Bowdoin lost to Dartmouth on the latter's 
field last Tuesday, by the score of five to one. 
The field was in very poor condition, due to 
the heavy rain preceding the game. Conse- 



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quently, errors were frequent and fast base- 
ball was practically impossible. 

Hobbs was in 'the lead for Bowdoin and 
was in great form, allowing only four hits and 
striking out three men. Dartmouth's pitcher, 
Mitchell, was very wild in the earlier innings 
passing two men and striking out but four. 

Dartmouth scored all her runs in two in- 
nings. In the fourth, Norton who reached 
first on an error, was assisted to second by a 
single by Daley and scored on a wild throw. 
Again, in the seventh, two more runs were 
scored. Bowdoin's run came in the sixth 
when Wandtke scored on bunched hits. 

The game was not as unsatisfactory from 
a Bowdoin standpoint as the score might sig- 
nify. The team, man for man, hit harder 
and surer than did Dartmouth; the main dif- 
ficulty being the failure to connect when hits 
meant runs. 
The score: 

Dartmouth 

BIT PO A E 

Orr, 3b o I 4 o 

Norton, 2b 0520 

Daley, cf i I o 

Emerson, If 2 2 o 

Mitchell, p o 2 o 

Hoban, ib o 12 o 3 

Chadbourne, c i 3 o o 

Post, rf o 2 

Gonroy, ss o I 3 

Totals 4 27 II 3 

Bowdoin 

BH PO A E 

Smith, If o 2 o o 

Wandtke, ss ^ . . . i 2 4 4 

Clifford, lb I 14 I o 

Wilson, c 2 3 2 

Lawliss, 3b o I I 2 

Purington, cf o o o 

Grant, 2b o o 2 o 

Brooks, rf i 2 

Hobbs, p o 4 o 

Totals S 24 12 8 

Innings 123456789 

Dartmouth 00030020 — 5 

Bowdoin 00000 100 — i 

Runs made — By Norton 2, Daley, Emerson, 
Conroy, Wandtke. Two-base hits — Clifford, Wil- 
son. Stolen base — ^Daley. First base on balls — By 
Mitchell 2, by Hobbs 2. Struck out— By Mitchell 
3, by Hobbs 3. Sacrice hits — Clifford, Mitchell, 
Orr. Passed balls — Wilson 3, Chadbourne. Um- 
pire — O'Reilly. Time — ih. 45m. 



BOWDOIN DEFEATED BY BATES, 5=2 IN 
EXHIBITION GAME 

The game with Bates at Lewiston last 
Saturday was scheduled as an exhibition 
game, but as far as Bowdoin went, it was a 
very poor exhibition of baseball. Some ex- 
cuse may be made on account of the poor 
weather conditions, but, at any rate, the whole 
team played a slow, unsatisfactory game. At 
only one period did they show any of the snap 
and dash that characterized their playing 
against Andover, and then it was too late to 
win. 

Both iteams scored a run in the first inning. 
Bates tallied another in the third, and in the 
fourth, by timely hitting, aided by Bowdoin's 
errors, brought in three men thus clinching" 
the game. Bowdoin failed to get another 
man across the plate till the eighth, when one 
score was made. Means had trouble in con- 
trolling the ball — but Hobbs, who succeeded 
him in the fifth, was steadier. Purington con- 
tributed a pretty catch of a hard drive to deep 
centre. Holden and Harriman both pitched 
good ball for Bates, and Keaney was conspic- 
uous for his all-around playing. 

The score : 

Bowdoin 

EH PC A E 

Smith, If I 3 I 0' 

Wandtke, ss o 2 2 i 

Clifford, lb I 7 o o 

Wilson, c I 9 3 o 

Lawlis, 3b I I 

Purington, cf I o 

Grant, 2b > i i i 2 

Brooks, rf 

Means, p i I o 

Hobbs, p o I 

Totals s 24 10 3 

Bates 

BH PO A E 

I'Ceaney, ss 3 3 i i 

Griffin, c 8 3 

Lamorey, 3b o 2 o 

Bickford, cf o 4 I 

Cole, If o o 

James, rf o o 

Dornian, lb 2 10 O O 

Erad\', 2b i o i i 

Holden, p i o 2 o 

Harriman, p o o 3 

Totals 7 27 n 2 

Innings : 

Bates 10 130000 X — S 

Bowdoin I 000000 I — 2 

Runs made by Keaney, 2; James, Dorman, Brady, 
Clift'ord, Smith. T\Mo-base hits — Dorman, Smith, 



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Clifford, Wilson. Stolen bases, Keaney, 5 ; Grif- 
fin, James. Base on balls, by Holden, i ; by Har- 
riman, 2 ; by Means. Struck out, by Holden, I ; by 
Harriman, 7; by Means, 4; by Hobbs, I. Sacrifice 
hits — Purington. Double plays — Smith to Grant. 
Hit by pitched ball — By Means, Keaney, Bickford 
and James. Wild pitches — Means. Passed balls — 
Griffin. Umpire — Daly. Time — 2 hours, 5 min- 
utes. 



LETTER FROM D. W. SNOW, 73 



Dear Sir: 



April 13, 1910. 



I would enjoy very much attending the 
Bovvdoiii Rally on the isth, but finding that I 
must be in Rockland, I must decline your kind 
invitation. 

I believe thoroughly in Bowdoin brains, 
courage and muscle and that if the profes- 
sional element could be eliminated from col- 
lege athletics, Bowdoin would take front rank 
in all intercollegiate sports. So long, how- 
ever, as the larger and wealthier colleges — and 
I mean by this colleges having the wealthier 
rJumni — are in the open market for athletes, 
the smaller colleges must be content with 
minor honors. I believe thoroughly in athlet- 
ics for college men and I believe that inter- 
collegiate athletics furnish a great opportunity 
for broadening" acquaintance among college 
men, but in all intercollegiate contests men of 
one college should be pitted against those of 
another and not the professionals who may 
happen to be employed. Athletics, as at pres- 
ent carried on, are enormously expensive, and 
it seems to me have a tendency to keep men of 
ability, but of moderate means, away from col- 
lege and to make social advantages too largely 
the object sought in entering college. 

Recently I was standing on the hotel 
veranda awaiting breakfast, when a gentle- 
man near me spoke to me and a general con- 
versation ensued. While we were talking a 
third gentleman joined us and took part in the 
conversation. The first said that he was a 
college man, that on the evening before he had 
been over to his Chapter House and told the 
young men what he thought of conditions, and 
the second said he had not been back to col- 
lege for a number of years and that he noticed 
a good many changes, and among others, that 
there was much less democratic feeling than 
when he was a. student and he thought that 
that was greatly to the disadvantage of the 
present student body. Both of them were 
opposed to athletics as now carried on. When 



we broke up, the first gentleman handed me 
his card and he proved to be a member of 
President Taft's Cabinet ; the second I have a 
suspicion was a prominent professional man 
from Springfield, Massachusetts, but I am not 
sure as to this. I call attention to this merely 
to show you how some of the practical suc- 
cessful men look at this thing. Possibly if 
you would look at Kipling's "Mary Gloster," 
you would see how the stern old business 
man looked at some aspects of college life. 

Please believe me, however, when I say 
.that I am thoroughly in favor of athletics, that 
I believe that Bowdoin can win, that, as I have 
already said, it has the brains and the courage 
and the muscle and that I most sincerely wish 
it every possible success. 

Now leaving this subject which I am 
afraid may be uninteresting and possibly disa- 
greeable to you, let me mention another. I 
wish Bowdoin would introduce the custom 
which exists in some other colleges, of musi- ^ 
cal contest. Bowdoin needs new college songs, 
needs them badly, and a custom of this kind 
would serve to bring out whatever musical 
ability there is in the college or in its alumni. 
In a college which I have in mind each class 
produces two songs and at ^ fixed date each 
year the classes meet and there is a friendly 
contest, each class singing its song. The 
songs are written by students. Music and 
words need not be written by the same stu- 
dent. The songs are not class songs, but are 
college songs. At this contest a musical com- 
mittee decides which class has the best song 
and a cup is given to the class, with a small 
financial prize to the writer of the successful 
song. I wish very much that this custom could 
be introduced at Bowdoin and would be glad 
to set up a cup to be given to the winning class, - 
with a financial prize of say ten dollars to the 
writer of the successful song, the cup to be 
contested each year for five years and at the 
end of the fifth year to be deposited by the 
class then holding it among the college tro- 
phies. 

If this suggestion meets with the approval 
of whoever is qualified to decide such mattters, 
please let me know and I will do my part. 

Again wishing Bowdoin all success in all 
good things and believing that she deserves it 
and can win it, I remain, 

Very truly, 

David W. Snow. 

Mr. Robert Hale, Brunswick, Me. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BY THE Students of 
BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, 191 1 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 

j. c. white, 1911 h. p. vannah, 1912 

w. a. mccormick, 1912 l. e. jones, 1913 

w. r. spinney, 1912 v. r. leavitt, 1913 

D. H. McMURTRIE, 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, 1911 
H. C. L. ASHEY, igi2 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



Contributions are requested fronn all undergradu- 
a*es, alunnni, and officers of instruction. No anony 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

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

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



Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Clas 


s Mail Matter 


Journal Printshop, Lewiston 


Vol. XL APRIL 29, 1910 


No. 4 



It is with great pleasure 
ijport tor jj^^^ ^j^g Orient prints 

bports bake ^j^^ following communica- 
tion from Prof. K. C. M. Sills. It expresses 
the sentiment not only of many alumni, but 
also of many from the student body who 
voted to have an inter-fraternity league this 
year. 

"To the Editor of the Orient: 

My Dear Sir — As one of the Alumni, you 
will allow me the use of your columns to say 
that I have heard much unfavorable comment 
on the action of the fraternities in not carry- 
ing out the plan for inter-fraternity baseball 
this spring, and I know that many of the 
Alumni agree that this is a step backward in 
athletic development. If athletics is to mean 
participation by many amateurs rather than 
by a few experts, it is certainly a great pity to 
have one of the chief means of real sport 



eliminated. Of course it is too late to do any- 
thing about this matter this year, but it may 
not be improper to express the hope that for 
another season dififerent plans may be made. 
Certainly more and more people, both in and 
outside of College, feel that proper support of 
College athletics means more than the sup- 
port of the 'Varsity team, important as that 
may be. 

Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Kenneth C. M. Sills, 'oi. 



„„ t „ i. We print in this number 
Offerof a Cup for ^^ J^^ q^^^^^, ^ j^^^^^ 

_ S.ngmg Contests ^^.^^^^ ^ ^^ ^ 5,^^^^^ ^^^^ 

'yji' who was to have been a speaker at the 
Rally. However much the opinion of alumni 
may differ from that of the undergraduates in 
the matter of athletics, it is well for the col- 
lege to have their opinion and to realize that 
its older sons are still interested. 

The matter of singing contests has been 
brought up in these pages before and it is a 
pleasure to be able 'to announce that the initial 
step toward such contests has been taken by 
Mr. Snow in offering to set up a cup and 
prize. We trust that the Student Council, 
before whom this matter should come, will 
soon take action on Mr. Snow's offer. 



To the delegates in at- 
To the D. U. Delegates tendance at the sixth an- 
nual New England Con- 
vention of Delta Upsilon now meeting with 
the Bowdoin Chapter the Orient extends a 
heartv welcome and the hospitality of the col- 
lege. "Open house" will be the rule at all the 
fraternities in college and it is hoped that 
every delegate will make himself thoroly 
at home thruout his stay. 



„, - . . . There appears in another 
,.^''^,^'-'f"* ^".'' column of this issue of the 
S.nipl.f.ed Spelling ,^^^^^^^ ^ communication 

from the pen of Dr. B. D. Ridlon, "yi, in 
which he comments upon the use of simplified 
spelling. The criticism is most welcome and 
while we do not propose to give any extended 
argument in defense of our spelling of thru, 
tho, altho and thoro, we take this opportunity 
to make a few general statements with regard 
to our attitude towards the matter. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



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First, we are heartily in favor of the 
movemerat towards simplified spelling and it 
is our belief that the only argument which can 
be brought against us for which we have no 
defense, is that we are not consistent, i.e., 
that we do not use all the forms that have 
been approved by the Simplified Spelling 
Board. The few reformed spellings used by 
the Orient were introduced last year by the 
recently retired board whose idea was that 
this movement which is surely logical and ex- 
pedient must be furthered by the college men 
of the nation if it is to be successfully carried 
out. 

Dr. Ridlon's communication is not the first 
that has come to us with regard to this mat- 
ter. All have expressed practically the same 
ideas and as near as we can find out the cry 
for the old forms of words is stimulated by 
sentiment rather than by any disposition to 
overthrow the arguments advanced by the 
supporters of 'the Simplified Forms. 

The Educational Rcviezv, The Independ- 
ent, The Literary Digest, The Modern Lan- 
guage Association, and many other represen- 
tative publications have adopted many of the 
simplified forms and for that reason we do not 
feel that we are supported by "'a coterie of 
faddists and language enthusiasts." 

We grant that it will be many years before 
simplified spelli,ng is generally adopted, for no 
such reforms were ever accomplished in a 
day, but the present idea is one that is fast 
gaining ground and will come about in due 
season. 

We could present a long argument in de- 
fense of our position but it is entirely unneces- 
sary. 

We have adopted the spelling of the 
above-menHoned words because they appear 
to be better than the old, and not for any de- 
sire to enter an active Campaign for the pro- 
motion of the Simplified Spelling Movement 
further than what influence we may exact 
thru example. Furthermore, our action is 
sanctioned by the best of authority and we do 
not feel that we are at all radical or arbitrary. 

The Orient refuses to enter into any con- 
troversy over the matter. If there are those 
among the students or alumni of the college 
who are interested in the matter we would 
refer them to the Simplified Spelling Board, 
I Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y., where 
they may obtain literature relative to the 
movement. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, April 2g 

Annual District Convention of Delta Upsilon at 
Brunswick. 

8.O0. May dance at Psi Upsilon House. 

8.00. Viola Allen in "The White Sister," Jef- 
ferson Theatre, Portland. 

Saturday, April 30 

Second day of Annual District Convention of 
Delta Upsilon. 

10.30. Make-up gym. 

1.30. Make-up gym. 

Brunswick High vs. Gardiner High on Whittier 
Field. 

2.30. Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

8.00. Viola Allen in "The White Sister" at Jef- 
ferson Theatre, Portland. 

Sunday, May i 
10.45. 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, May 2 
8.30. Tennis Tournament begins. 
10.30. Make-up gym. 
1. 00. Meeting of Orient Board in Deutscher 
Verein Room. 
1 1.30. Make-up gym. 

2.30. Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
8.00. Meeting of Monday Night Club at Psi 
Upsilon House. 

Tuesday, May 3 
10.30. Make-up gym. 
1.30. Make-up gym. 

3.30. Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Wednesday, May 4 
10.30. Make-up gym. 
1.30. Make-up gym. 

2.30. Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Thursday, May 5 
10.30. Make-up gym. 
1.30. Make-up gym. 

2.30. Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford. 

Friday, May 5 
10.30. Make-up gym. 
1.30. Make-up gym. 

2.30. Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
8.00. Delta Upsilon House Party. 

Saturday, May 7 
2.30. Bowdoin vs. U. of Maine on Whittier 
Field. 



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CollCGe Botes 

Grant, '12. was home over Sunday. 

Track work has been much retarded lately by 



James Hamilton, '02, visited at the Beta House, 
last week. 

Wisgin, '13, has been confined to his room for a 
few days. 

Tilton, '13, entertained Arthur Elliot of Portland 
over Sundajf. 

Many students went to Portland, Saturday, to 
attend "Havana." 

James Clark, '06, visited friends at college on 
Thursday of last week. 

The Coffee Club was entertained last Monday 
night by C. B. Hawes, '11. 

Slocum, '13, sprained his ankle pole vaulting in 
the gymnasium last Tuesday. 

Andrews, '12, is taking a vacation of several 
weeks, on account of ill health. 

Robert Cole, '12, is coaching the P. H. S. track 
men, while working on the census in Portland. 

During .the past week a crew of men has been at 
work spreading a new layer of ashes on the campus 
paths. 

"Baldy" Stanwood, '08, is on the campus for a 
few days doing some extra work in his medical 
course. 

P. B. Morss, '10, has returned to college. He 
has been at his home in Medford recovering from 
his sickness. 

F. Smith, '12. will keep up track practice during 
the baseball trip, and will use the Dartmouth field 
for that purpose. 

R. E. Peary, '"jT, passed thru Brunswick, Wednes- 
day, April 13, on his way from Lewiston where he 
lectured that evening. 

A party consisting of P. W. Meserve, '11, R. E. 
Ross, '10, B. W. Partridge, '11, Donald Redfern, '11, 
P. W. Rowell, '12, and C. W. Eaton, '10, spent a recent 
week-end at Sebago Lake on a fishing trip. (No 
report has been received of the catch!) 

An Orient reporter recently called to interview 
Hudson Bridge Hastings, Jr., infant son of Professor 
and Mrs. Hastings and learned that that gentleman 
arrived in Brunswick on Thursday, April fourteenth, 
in very good health and able to tip the balance at 
eight pounds. Professor and Mrs. Hastings are 
heartily congratulated. 

The first debate in the Bowdoin Interscholastic 
Debating League was held in Portland, Friday even- 
ing, between Portland High and Cony High School. 
The question was : Resolved, That the Des Moines 
plan of city government should be adopted by the 
cities of the United States. The judges decided in 
favor of Portland High by a 2-1 decision. The final 
debate will be held in Brunswick between Portland 
High and Wilton Academy. 



Marden, ex-'i3, is teaching at Starks, Me. 

Jim Clark, '06, was on the campus last week. 

Marsh, '12, spent Sunday at his home in Farm- 
ington. 

New Meadows Inn opens up the fifteenth or 
sixteenth of May. 

Voter, '09, was entertained at the Delta Upsi- 
lon House over Sunday. 

McCormick, '12, spent Sunday visiting his 
brother at Boothbay Harbor. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon Freshmen defeated the 
Alpha Delta Freshmen in baseball, 15 to 4, last 
Friday. 

Professor Mitchell held the trials for the Fresh- 
men "Alexander Prize" speakers, Monday night, at 
7 in Memorial Hall. 

John Wentworth and Carl Robinson, '09, who 
are both attending the Harvard Medical School, 
were on the campus last week. 

The Brunswick High School nine defeated 
Morse High, Saturday, by the score of 9 to i. 
Newman, '10, umpired the game. 

S. O. Martin, '03, is traveling this year in South 
America, preparing himself to teach next year in the 
Harvard Business School in connection with the 
course on foreign trade. 

Professor Files addressed the Class in His- 
tory 6 this afternoon on his impressions of Germany. 
The class has just finished German history from the 
peace of Westphalia down to the present time. 

The following men from the Freshman /Class 
have been chosen to take part in the Trial Competi- 
tion for the Alexander Prize Speaking: Alexander, 
Baker, Bull, Crosby, Crowell, Dunphy, Edwards, 
M. W. Greene, W. S. Greene, Mitchell, Nixon and 
C. Tuttle. 

The following men have been chosen to take 
part in the Trial Competition for the Alexander 
Prize Speaking : Juniors, Allen, Berry, Burnham, 
Byles, Cole, J. L. Curtis, Fifield, McFarland, Mars- 
ton, Merrill, Smith and J. C. White ; Sophomores, 
Adams, Bryant, Burlingame, Fuller, Gillin, Hurley, 
Maloney, Mathews, Rodick, Smith, Loring Pratt 
and Welch. The trial competition will be held in 
Hubbard Hall on May 11. 

Manager Bridge of the "Walled-Off Hashtoria" 
is providing a series of classy entertainments for his 
guests. The first took place Monday night before 
dinner. It consisted of a ca-tch-as-catch-can "go" 
between "Dooley," the Pride of the Campus, and 
"Foxy," the Pet of the Walled-Off. The bout was 
a short one but was a screamer while it lasted. 
Scammon, '09, "Goose" Winslow, Ned Paine, Kent, 
and Edmund Wilson contributed some hair-raising 
specialties during -the mix-up, while Miss Pennell 
was right there with the vvater-bucket. In the first 
round "Dooley" got a half-Nelson on "Foxy" and 
succeeded in gnawing off a small section of the lat- 
ter's scalp. "Fatty" Roberts broke two chairs and 
a sofa in his endeavor to get out of the fray, while 
Mikelsky, Bragdon and Palmer Straw engaged in 
some heavy betting as to which dog would get pulled 
apart first by "Scam" and his assistant. "Dooley" 
was finally hurled out the front door. Next week 
Mgr. Bridge will spring something new. 



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COMMUNICATION 

To the Editor of the Orient: 

I hope you will pardon my criticism of the edi- 
torial department of the paper as it is meant in all 
kindness and respect to the editor. I was at one 
time one of the editors of the Orient myself and 
have always had a very kindly feeling for the paper 
and its management. 

I feel that I must object, however, to your way 
of spelling the words through and although. I am 
aware that you have the sanction of a coterie of fad- 
dists and language enthusiasts, as well as some 
prominent and well-meaning persons with you, but 
considered from the standpoint of best usage and 
■authority, your spelling is not only incorrect, it is 
faddy and therefore in bad taste. It may be that 
the abbreviated spelling advocated in certain quar- 
ters may sometime take the place of the legitimate 
spelling that we were taught, but it does not seem 
to me that the time is yet ripe for the Okient to 
adopt it. The English language is too deeply rooted 
and the derivation of its words too intimately asso- 
ciated with things of the past to permit of its sud- 
den alteration by any society of men however 
learned or conspicuous and it will be a good many 
years yet before such mongrel spelling as you have 
used ever obtains the sanction of the English- 
speaking people. 

I like to see the Orient alive and up with the 
times, but neither ahead or behind the fashion and 
standing as it does as the leading college publica- 
tion in the state, it owes to itself and to the college 
the observance of' a certain amount of dignity and 
conservatism. Not the conservatism of mental 
ankylosis or fogyism, but simply a just appreciation 
of established usages and customs that should pre- 
vent the appearance in its editorial columns of any 
such grotesque and absurd spelling as "thru" for 
through, and "altho" for although. 

This criticism of the editorial department as said 
before, is meant in the kindest spirit toward the 
editor and arises rather from my interest in the 
paper and its management than from the primary 
desire of finding fault. It is therefore hoped that 
it may be received in good part and considered 
merely as a prjDtest against the so-called simplified 
spelling and particularly its use and sanction by the 
Orient. 

B. D. RiDLON, '91. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

Colby recently held a prize speaking contest for 
preparatory schools at which prizes aggregating one 
hundred dollars were awarded. Nearly forty stu- 
dents competed, representing twenty-nine Maine 
schools. 

There is an effort being made to revive interest 
in Esperanto at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

The University of Maine Athletic Association 
has recently reorganized with a new constitution. 



RALLY SONG 

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! 
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. 
And just to show the world, sir, the breed has 

not gone back, 
A plucky son of Bowdoin's got the North Pole 

in his pack. 

Chorus 



COLBY'S BASEBALL SCHEDULE FOR I9I0 

April 16— Kent's Hill at Waterville. 
April 19 — Maine at Waterville (Ex.). 
April 23 — Exeter at Exeter, N. H. 
April 25— N. H. State at Durham. 
April 26 — Andover at Andover. 
April 27 — Holy Cross at Worcester. 
April 30 — Open. 
May 7 — Bates at Waterville. 
May 9 — Ft. McKinley at Portland. 
May 10 — Dartmouth at Hanover. 
May II — U. of V. at Burlington. 
May 12 — Norwich University at North- 
field. 

May 14— N. H. State at Waterville. 

May 18 — Pending. ' 

May 21 — Bowdoin at Waterville. 

May 25 — Maine at Waterville. 

May 28 — Maine at Orono. 

June 8 — Bowdoin at Brunswick. 



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Hlumni Department 

'70. — The address of Orville Boardman 
Grant is desired. If sent to the Orient, his 
classmates will appreciate the kindness. 

'jj. — Hon. William T. Cobb, ex-Governor 
of Maine, has announced his candidacy for 
the United States Senate. He says he will 
not conduct a campaign in the northern part 
of the State, which is giving Judge Powers a 
strong backing. 

'85.— Dr. William C Kendall, of the U. S. 
Bureau of Fisheries, has recently contributed 
to the Proceedings of the Portland Society 
of Natural History a monograph on the 
Fishes of Labrador, which contains the fifth 
of the series of reports on the natural history 
collection of the Bowdoin Expedition to that 
country under Professor L. A. Lee in 1891. 

'94. — At the 86th annual session of the 
Maine Methodist Conference held in Portland 
the first of last week. Rev. T. C. Chapman was 
assigned a pastorate at Conway, N. H. 

'95. — George C. Webber, Esq., of Auburn, 
when interviewed by the Lewiston Journal, 
gave his views on the "quirks and 
quibbles" of law, in the columns of that paper 
in a very entertaining and instructive manner. 
He expressed himself as a believer in the 
power of circumstantial evidence to convict, 
and as opposed to the death penalty. One of 
the crying evils and technicalities of our laws, 
for which lawyers are alone to blame, he says, 
is the allowing of a person the right to file a 
motion that may delay proceedings very mate- 
rially on any kind of a case. As a rule this is 
only done to obstruct, and the lawyer who 
does it maliciously may be called an undesira- 
ble citizen. 

'03. — Dr. Herbert E. Thompson has been 
put in charge of the bacteriological depart- 
ment of the Eastern Maine Insane Hospital, 
at Bangor. 

'04. — Mr. Wallace M. Powers of Portland, 
at present a member of the staff of the Nezv 
York Tribune, and Miss Sarah Curtis Mer- 
riam of Brunswick, were married on Satur- 
day, April 16, in the Universalist Church in 
Boston. The bride was graduated from the 
Leland Powers School of Expression in Bos- 
ton Friday, and after the wedding she was to 
attend the dinner in connection with 'the grad- 
uating exercises. 

'05. — ^^Lieut. Wallace Philoon of the Four- 
teenth Infantry, regular army, has been sent 



with a detachment of his regiment to Fort 
Missoula, Montana. He writes to his father, 
Hon. Everett Philoon of Auburn, that the 
assignment is a delightful one. The place is 
surrounded by lofty mountains while the land 
on the Bitter Root river is very fertile and 
needs no irrigation. It is also a great lumber 
country and the trees are of enormous size. 
Lieut. Philoon is said to be one of the finest 
drill masters in the army and his work in that 
direction is in great demand. At present he is 
acting as adjutant of his regiment. 

'05. — Mr. Everett Hamilton of New York 
City, is on the staff of the Wall Street 
Journal. 

'05. — Ray W. Pettengill, A.M., has been 
appointed instructor in German at Plarvard 
LTniversity for the academic year 1910-1,1. 

"06. — Mrs. Harold S. Stetson, who is with 
her husband at Yokohama, Japan, where he is 
stationed by the International Banking Cor- 
poration, and who is composing special arti- 
cles on Life in Japan for the Lczviston Jour- 
nal, writes in her second letter of the series 
very entertainingly of the "Daily Life of a 
Japanese Countr)' Town and Special Festivi- 
ties at Shimada." Mrs. Stetson, it will be 
remembered, was Miss Ethel Day of Lewiston, 
who journeyed last fall from her home to be 
married to Harold S. Stetson at his post in 
the distant Orient. 

'06. — The engagement of Dr. A. L. Davis, 
a consulting physician of Portland, connected 
with the Eye and Ear Infirmary, to Miss 
Pauline Greenberg of Lewiston was an- 
nounced last week. 

'06. — David R. Porter and Mrs. Porter 
sailed from New York, April 27, on the 
White Star liner "Majestic" ifor several 
months in Europe. Mr. Porter is making a 
special study of conditions of Religious Edu- 
cation in foreign schools in connection with 
his work with the International Committee of 
the Y. M. C. A. 

'07. — George A. Bower, of Auburn, was 
the author of the cantata in two parts, entitled 
"The School Teacher," which was given a 
short time ago with decided success by the 
young people of that city. 



NOTICE 



E. Baldwin Smith, 'II, and Arthur H. Cole, 'II, 
Purpose to Publish the 

1911 BOWDOIN CALENDAR 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 6, 1910 



NO. 5 



WANTED! A HUNDRED MEN TO QO TO 
THE NEW ENGLAND MEET! 

Manager Emerson of the Track Team, has 
received the following terms for the trip to 
Boston for the New England Meet at Brook- 
line on May 20th and 21st: 

For a party of a hundred or more, a rate 
of $4.40 the round trip, Brunswick to Boston 
and return ; for a party of less than a hundred 
the usual rate of $5.50 the round trip. In 
case the $4.40 rate is used party will have to 
go on the same day and on some specified 
train, but they could return scattering if they 
so desired. 

Mr. Boothby, Passenger Agent of the 
Maine Central, wishes Manager Emerson to 
advise him at least a week before the day of 
the meet as to the number who can go. Every- 
one who can go should decide at once so that 
Manager Emerson can send in the number. 
Surely Bowdoin ought to be able to send a 
hundred men down to Boston to back up one 
of the strongest teams that ever- wore the 
white. 



EVERYBODY OUT FOR THE GAME TOMORROW! 

Bowdoin plays her first game in the state 
championship series to-morrow with the Uni- 
versity of Maine. It's up to every Bowdoin 
man to be down at the field to give the team the 
backing it deserves. Every man on the team 
is ready to do his best and every Bowdoin man 
knows what Bowdoin spirit can do. Coach 
Carrigan has given out the following as Bow- 
doin's slate for the game: 

Smith, l.f.; Wandtke, ss.; Clififord, lb.; 
Wilson, c. ; Lawlis, 3b. ; Purington, c.f. ; 
Grant, 2b. ; Brooks, r.f. ; Hobbs, p. 



BOWDOIN 0, DARTMOUTH 6 

Bowdoin suffered a second defeat at the 
hands of Dartmouth in the game played 
Wednesday. The team was unable to get to 
Gammons while Dartmouth landed on Means 
for 12 good hits. But slight improve- 



ment in team work was noticed over the game 
of the day before. 

Purington contributed two of Bowdoin's 
three hits while Chadbourne led with the 
stick for Dartmouth with four clean ones. 

The score : 

Dartmouth 

BH PO A E 

Orr, 3b o o I o 

Norton, 2b 3 S I 

Daley, cf i i o o 

Emerson, If o 2 o 

Mitchell, rf 3 o 4 o 

Hoban, ib i 14 o 

Chadbourne, c 4 4 2 o 

Gammons, p i o i o 

Conroy, ss 2 2 4 I 

Totals 12* 26 13 2 

Bowdoin 

BH PO A E 

Smith, If o I I 

Wandtke, ss o 3 o 

Clifford, lb o 9 

Wilson, c 7 3 o 

Lawlis, 3b o o 3 o 

Purington, cf 2 I I 

Grant, 2b o 2 i o 

Brooks, rf o o 

Means, p i o S o 

Totals 3§ 23 12 2 

*Means out for not touching first base. 

§Dale out for interference with catcher while 
at bat. 

Innings i 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Dartmouth o o i o o 3 o 2 — 6 

Runs made — By Chadbourne 2, Norton, Mitchell, 
Conroy, Hoban. Two-base hit — Conroy. Stolen 
bases — Gammons, Orr. Base on balls — Off Gam- 
mons, off Means 2. Struck out — By Means 6. Sac- 
rifice hits — EJaley, Conroy. Double play — Conroy, 
Norton and Hoban. Hit by pitched ball — Mitchell, 
Norton. Gammons. Passed balls — Wilson 2. Um- 
pire — O'Reilly. TiiTie — ^2h. 



BOWDOIN 10. NORWICH 9 

Following two defeats by Dartmouth, 
Bowdoin came back in her game with Nor- 
wich and won out by the score of 10-9. The 
game was played on a very poor field which 
troubled the Bowdoin team greatly. 

In the very first inning Bowdoin landed 
on Berry's curves and ran up five scores. An- 
other was added in the second and one in the 



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third. Norwich now took a brace and, shut- 
ting out Bovvdoin for four innings, themselves 
led in the seventh by two runs. Bowdointied 
up in the eighth and added another in the 
ninth. This proved the winning run, for, with 
the bases full and two out, Earle of Norwich 
drove out a long fly which Brooks in right 
field nabbed, thus saving the game for 
Bowdoin. 

Purington sustained a bad injury when a 
foul tip from his own bat hit him in the head. 
He pluckily continued the game, however. 
Gordon featured for Norwich in his position 
at third. Skolfield started the game for Bow- 
doin but was obliged to yield to Davis. 

The score : 

Bowdoin 

BH PO A E 

Smith, If I 2 

Wandtke, ss 2 4 I I 

Clifford, lb I 12 2 o 

Wilson, c 3 4 4 2 

Lawlis, 3b 2 I 4 

Purington, cf o 2 o o 

Grant, 2b 2 i i 3 

Brooks, rf o i 

Skolfield, p o 4 o 

Davis, p 0020 

Totals II 27 18 6 

Norwich 

BH PC A E 

Murray, c I 4 4 I 

Sanborn, 2b 0120 

Reid, ib| 3 12 3 i 

Hemenway, cf i 2 o I 

Gordon, 3b 2 3 

Miles, ss I I o 2 

Carpenter, rf I i o o 

Earle, rf o o 

Piatt, If o 2 

Berry, p I i 5 o 

Totals 10 27 14 S 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin 5 i i o o o 2 i — 10 

Norwich I i o i o 2 4 o — 9 

Runs made — By Reid 3, Murray 2, Miles 2, San- 
born 2, Smith, Wandtke, Clifford 3, Wilson 2, Law- 
lis, Purington, Skolfield. Two-base hits — Reid ; 
Grant. Three-base hits — Reid, Brooks, Wilson 2. 
Stolen bases — Murray, Sanborn, Gordon, Piatt, 
Wandtke, Purington, Clifford. Base on balls — By 
Berry 2, by Davis, by Skolfield 6. Struck out — By 
Berry 6, by Skolfield 3, by Davis. Sacrifice hit — 
Wandtke. Hit by pitched ball — Purington. Umpire 
— Smith. Time — 2h. 



the first. Hobbs, who was in the box for 
Bowdoin, gave Hunt, the Vermont twirler, a 
good argument. The latter was a trifle wild 
at times and handed out four free passes, tho 
Bowdoin could not bunch hits on him. Ver- 
mont's lone tally came in the third on pretty 
doubles for Haynes and McConnell. 
The score : 

Vermont 

BH PO A E 

O'Dea, 2b o i 3 o 

Burton, c o 7 i o 

Haynes, rf i i o 

Flaherty, rf o o o 

McCon'l, If 2 2 o 

McDon'd, cf i 2 o 

Dutton, lb 9 o 

Hill, 3b 2 I 

Williams, 3b o 2 o 

Lyons, ss I 2 3 

Hunt, p I I o 

Totals 5 27 10 I 

Bowdoin 

BH PO A E 

Smith, If I I I 

Skolfield, 2b 2232 

Clifford, lb o II o o 

Wilson, c o 2 3 

Lawlis, 3b 2 I I 

Purington, cf i 4 o i 

Grant, ss 2 2 

Brooks, rf o 

Hobbs, p I I 

Totals 5 24 10 5 

Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Vermont o i o o o o — i 

Runs made — By Haynes. Two-base hits — 
Haynes, McConnell. Stolen bases — McDonald, 
Lyons. Base on balls — By Hunt 4, by Hobbs 3. 
Struck out — By Hunt 7, by Hobbs 2. Hit by 
pitched ball — Skolfield. Passed balls — Purington 2. 
Umpire — ^Hays. Time — ih. 3Sm. 



BOWDOIN 0, VERMONT 1 

Vermont just nosed out a victory over 
Bowdoin in Friday's game, winning by a i-o 
score. The game was a pitcher's battle from 



BOWDOIN ENTRIES FOR MAINE MEET 

Bowdoin will be represented at the Maine 
Intercollegiate Track Meet to be held on Gar- 
celon Field at Bates College, Lewiston, Me., 
Saturday, May 14, with a well-balanced and 
strong team. Coach Morrill reports that all 
the men are doing hard, conscientious work 
and that they should take a winning number of 
points for Bowdoin. The men picked for the 
team are : 

100- Yard Dash — McKenney, '12 ; R. D. 
Cole, '12; Skolfield, '13; H. A. White, '12; 
Pierce, '11 ; McFarland, '11. 

120- Yard Hurdles — McFarland, '11; Ed- 
wards, '10; L. E. Jones, '13; W. T. Skillin, 
'11; Curtis, '11; S. H. Hussey, '11. 



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440- Yard Run — A. D. Weston, '12; A. L. 
Peters, '13; H. J. Colbath, '10; Gray, '12; R. 

D. Cole, '12; T. E. Emery, '13. 

Mile— Colbath, '10; Auten, '12; T. 

E. Emery, '13; H. K. Hine, '11; Skillin, "11; 
H. L. Robinson, '11. 

Two-Mile Run— Colbath, '10; H. W. Slo- 
cum, '10; T. E. Emery, '13; C. A. Cary, '10; 
H. L. Robinson, '11; Henry Hall, '13. 

220- Yard Hurdles — Sumner Edwa,rds, '10; 
McFarland, '11; L. E. Jones, '13; R. D. Cole, 
'12; H. K. Hine, '11 ; H. L. Wiggin, '11. 

220- Yard Run — R. D. Cole, '12; McKen- 
ney, '12; Walker, '13; A. H. Cole, '11; J. C. 
White, '11; Pierce, '11. 

Half-Mile Run— T. E. Emery, '13; Col- 
bath, '10;; R. R. Eastman, '10; H. L. Robin- 
son, '11; Edmund Wilson, '12; H. L. Bry- 
ant, '12. 

Putting Shot — Newman, '10; G. C. Kern, 
'12; Chfford, '10; E. H. Hobbs, '10; H. E. 
Rowell, '10; J. L. Crosby, '10. 

Pole Vault — Deming, '10; Burlingame, 
'12; Frank Smith, '12; H. L. Wiggin, '11; G. 
C. Kern, '12; W. A. McCormick, '12. 

Running High Jump — Burlingame, '12; 
Pierce, '11; S. Edwards, '10; W. S. Greene, 
'13; Emerson, '11; R. R. Eastman, '10. 

Throwing Hammer — H. Warren, '10; J. L. 
Crosby, '10; Emerson, '11; L. Bragdon, '12; 
J. L. Hurley, '12; Frank Smith, '12. 

Running Broad Jump — McFarland, '11; 
Burlingame, "12; Frank Smith, '12; S. Ed- 
wards, '10; McKenney, '12; Skolfield, '13. 

Throwing Discus — C. V. Stevens, Medic, 
'11; Frank Smith,' 12; H. E. Rowell, '10; J. 
L. Crosby, '10; Allan Woodcock, '12; Sylvan 
Genthner, '11. 



1910 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 

Manager Berry of the Football Team has 
announced the following schedule for the 
season of 1910. A game with Wesleyan is to 
be substituted for that with Tufts and is to be 
played in Portland on the same date as the 
Tufts game last year. 

September 12 — Fort McKinley at Bruns- 
wick. 

October i — Harvard at Cambridge. 

October 8 — New Hampshire State College 
at Durham. 

October 12 — Exeter at Brunswick. 

October 22 — Amherst at Amherst. 

October 29 — Colby at Brunswick. 

November 5 — Bates at Brunswick. 



November 12 — Maine at Orono. 
November 19 — Wesleyan at Portland. 



SIXTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF DELTA UPSILON 

The Sixth Annual District Convention of 
Delta Upsilon was held at the D. U. house, 
Brunswick, last Friday and Saturday. An 
informal smoker and minstrel show was given 
Friday evening. Saturday morning the busi- 
ness session was held at the chapter house. 
After lunch a tour of the campus was made. 
At every fraternity house on the campus the 
members of the Bowdoin chapter were most 
hospitably received together with the visiting 
delegates. Fvery delegate keenly appreciated 
this pleasant feature of the convention and all 
were heard to remark that an ideal spirit 
existed among the eight fraternities. Satur- 
day evening a banquet was held at Hotel 
Eagle. An excellent menu was enjoyed, after 
which the followiiig brothers responded to 
toasts : 

Toastmaster: Farnsworth Marshall, Bow- 
doin, '03 ; Alfred W. Anthony, Brown, '83 ; 
Loton D. Jennings, Bowdoin, '99 ; Frederic 
W. Brown, Harvard, '97; George L. Wheeler, 
Bowdoin, '01 ; Emery O. Beane, Bowdoin, '04; 
William E. Atwobd, Bowdoin, '10. 

Besides the members of the Bowdoin chap- 
ter the following alumni and delegates were 
present : Farnsworth Marshall, Bowdoin, '03 ; 
Prof. Alfred W. Anthony, Brown, '83 ; Loton 
D. Jennings, Bowdoin, '99 ; Frederic W. 
Brown, Harvard, '97; Charles E. Merritt, 
Bowdoin, '94 ; Emory O. Beane, Bowdoin, '04 ; 
W. E. Atwood, Bowdoin, '10; Ralph E. 
Howes, Williams, '10; Loomis K. Mark, Wil- 
liams, '11; Scott B. Putnam, M. I. T., '11 ;' 
George A. Cowee, M. I. T., '11 ; H. C. Hous- 
ton, Tufts, '10; Charles Gott, Tufts, '11 ; John 
A. Tidd, Colby, '10; Guy W. Vail, Colby, '11 ; 
Alex W. Muir, Brown, '10; Ellis L. Yatman, 
Brown, '11; Warren Johnson, Brown, '10; 
Russell P. Dale, Middlebury, '11 ; Wayne C. 
Bosworth, Middlebury, '11; Guy Deming, 
Harvard, '10; H. A. Rogers, Harvard, '11; 
Edmund S. Whitten, Amherst, '11; E. W. 
Kenofer, Amherst, '11; Rev. Frederick T. 
Nelson, Tufts, '90; Samuel B. Furbish, Am- 
herst, '98 ; G. Allen Howe, Esq., Amherst, 
'99; A. L. Smith, Bowdoin, '09; H. S. Pratt, 
Bowdoin, '09; Harrie L. Webber, Bow- 
doin, '03. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, 1911 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

J. C. WHITE. 1911 H. P. VANNAH. 1912 

W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 L. E. JONES. 1913 

W. R. SPINNEY, 1912 V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 

D. H. McMURTRIE. 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, 1911 Business Manager 

H. C. L. ASHEY, igi2 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-Ofiice at Bruns-wick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Journal Printshop, Lkwiston 

Vol. XL MAY 6, 1910 No. 5 



A Tribute to 



The alumni of the college 
„ .J ., u . are planning to commem- 
President Hyde ^^^^^ President Hyde's 

twenty-five years of connection with Bowdoin 
by placing a portrait of him in Memorial Hall 
at an estimated expense of twenty-five hun- 
dred dollars. Contributions are being received 
now by Professor Henry Johnson who is 
treasurer of the fund, and the portrait will 
probably be painted in the fall. 

Contributions are restricted to those of 
alumni, not including honorary graduates, 
and so the portrait will be an expression of 
appreciation to President Hyde from former 
students at the college. 

Voluntary contributions of various sums 
are coming in freely. The Orient is glad to 
see this expression of appreciation while Pres- 
ident Hyde is still at the college and trusts 
that no graduate will let pass the opportunity 
of showing his interest in the movement. 



Creditable Showing J.\^ following table of sta- 

by Bowdoin ^'^^''^f '"'^ P™^^, i^^^^^^*' 
mg to all Bowdom men 

since it shows that Bowdoin leads all the 
smaller New England colleges with respect to 
the number of Freshmen who return the 
next year. 

We are indebted to Mr. S. C. W. Simp- 
son, '03, for these figures which were brought 
to light at a recent meeting of the Brown Uni- 
versity Teachers' Association. The averages 
were taken from the classes of 1908, 1909, 
1910 and 191 1. 

Yale 92 

Harvard 91 

Bowdoin 90 

Dartmouth 85 

M. I. T 85 

University of Maine 83 

Williams 82 

Amherst 82 

Brown 81 

Wesleyan 81 

Boston University 79 

Tufts 78 

University of Vermont 76 

Radcliffe 95 

Smith 88 

Pembroke 87 

Mt. Holyoke 84 

Wellesley 83 

Average 84^ 



Thus far the Bowdoin 
Get Behind the Team baseball team has not met 
with any great degree of 
success. Only two victories are to its credit 
out of a schedule of seven games played. One 
of these was won from a prep, school and the 
other from an institution hardly in Bowdoin's 
class. As a result the Orient has heard con- 
siderable criticism from the student body and 
some of the comments savor a little too much 
of the "knocking" spirit. 

While the Orient does not deny that 
Bowdoin has made a poor showing thus far, 
it does have a whole lot of consideration for 
the conditions under which the team played 
its games last week. NOT ONCE did luck 
break with tlie Bowdoin team. In right places 
there was a hoodoo on deck constantly. Sev- 
eral of the men were sick and two were quite 
seriously injured. 

BUT THE SEASON IS YOUNG YET ! 
From now on all but two of the games will be 



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played within this State. Coach Carrigan and 
the men on the team are by no means down- 
hearted and prophesy that the wise ones who 
have placed ISowdoin at the foot of the list in 
the Maine intercollegiate series will find them- 
selves badly mistaken. 

To-morrow Bowdoin starts the Maine 
series with the first game with the University 
of Maine. It has been four years since the 
U. of M. has won a baseball game from Bow- 
doin. To-morrow will see the wearers of the 
blue make the try of their lives to down the 
white. Every man in Bowdoin should be on 
Whittier field ready to back the team to the 
last ditch, for a team MUST have the support 
of the student body if it is to win games, 
especially on the home diamond. 

DELTA U'S "AT HOME" 

The annual "At Home" of the Bowdoin 
Chapter of Delta Upsilon, will take place at 
the chapter house at 259 Main Street this 
evening. Many townspeople together with 
the members of the faculty and a number of 
out-of-town guests are expected to be present. 
The reception is to be from eight till nine- 
thirty when a dance of eighteen numbers will 
be enjoyed. 

The house is tastefully decorated with 
ferns, potted plants and cut flowers. The 
guests are to be; received by Mrs. William 
DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. 
Allen Johnson, Mrs. Roscoe T. Ham, Mrs. 
Frederic W. Brown, Mrs. Samuel S. Thomp- 
son. 

The same ladies will also serve as patron- 
esses for the dance. 

Morton will cater and Kendrie's Orchestra 
will furnish music for both the reception and 
dance. 

The committee having charge of the afifair 
is composed of Earl L. Wing '10, Kingfield, 
Me.; Alfred W. Wandtke, '10, Lewiston, 
Me.; Lawrence McFarland, '11, Portland, 
Me.; Theodore W. Daniels, '12, Natick, 
Mass.; Edward O. Baker, '13, North Adams, 
Mass. 

The delegates from the other fraternities 
are : Gardner W. Cole, Raymond, Me., Zeta 
Psi ; Carlton W. Eaton, Calais, Me., Psi Upsi- 
lon ; Walter N. Emerson, Bangor, Me., Beta 
Theta Pi ; George H. Babbitt, Albany, N. Y., 
Alpha Delta Phi ; Harry W. Woodward, Col- 
orado Springs, Col., Delta Kappa Epsilon ; 
Edward O. Leigh, Seattle, Wash., Kappa 



Sigma; Raymond Anderson Tuttle, Freeport, 
Me., Theta Delta Chi. 

Among the guests from out of town are : 
Miss Sadie Wandtke, Lewiston, Me. ; Miss 
Hazel Lothrop, Auburn, Me. ; Miss Viola 
Dixon, Freeport, Me. ; the Misses Davis, Mt. 
Holyoke, Mass. ; Miss Agnes Green, Port- 
land ; Miss Gladys Berry, Gardiner, Me. ; Mrs. 
S. H. King, Kingfield ; Miss Georgia King, 
Kingfield, Me. ; Mrs. Chester Kingsley, Au- 
gusta ; Mrs. D. O. Skillin, Hallowell; Miss 
Grace Russell, Miss Ethel Withee, Miss Eva 
Huart, Farmington ; Miss Emme Harris, Lis- 
bon Falls; Miss Dorothy Abbott, Portland; 
Miss Chrystine Kennison, Miss Esther Swett, 
Waterville, Me. ; Miss Bertha G Kimball, Miss 
Kimball, Alfred Me. ; Mrs. D. W. Baker, Miss 
Florence Baker, Exeter, N. H. ; Miss May 
Walker, Miss Vivien Billings, Mrs. F. A. Hill, 
Portland, Me. ; Miss Stackpole, Biddeford ; 
Miss Florence E. Ayer, Foxcroft; Miss Olive 
Eastman, Portland; Miss Marion Ross, Port- 
land; Miss Ruth Robinson, Gardiner; Miss 
Emma Taylor, Waterville ; Miss Helen York, 
Augusta; Edward T. B. Palmer, ex-'ii; Per- 
ley C. Voter, '09; Harold M. Smith, '09; 
Chester Kingsley, '07. 



DEBATING AFFAIRS 

H. Q. Hawes, '10, S. H. Hussey, '11, and 
W. H. Callahan, '11, have been chosen a com- 
mittee to arrange for the banquet of the 
Debating Council which is to be held at New 
Meadows Inn, May 31. There are to be six 
speeches during the evening. 

W. H. Sanborn, '10, E. L. Russell, '12, 
and F. H. Burns, '11, are to take charge of 
preparations for the debate between Portland 
High School and Wilton Academy which 
occurs here May 20. 

The challenge received from Virginia is to 
be put over until fall for consideration ; and 
arrangements for the third of the series of 
debates with Wesleyan are now being com- 
pleted. 



ECONOMIC PRIZES 

An opportunity to compete for economic 
prizes amounting to $2,000 has again been 
given to the students of the Bowdoin College. 
The invitation comes from Professor J. Lau- 
rence Laughlin of the University of Chicago, 
who is chairman of the committee in charge 
of the contests. 



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The prizes have been offered from year to 
year by Hart Schaffner & Marx for the past 
six years and have brought out so many excel- 
lent studies of commercial and economic sub- 
jects that they are now renewed for the 
seventh year. 

The subjects of the essays cover such 
important topics as : 

The value of protectionism to American 
workingmen ; 

The economic reasons for or against build- 
ing a deep waterway from the Lakes to the 
Gulf; 

The valuation of railways; 

The effect of modern immigration in the 
United States ; 

The value of organized speculation; 

The history of the rate of interest in the 
United States. 

The Universities whose students have pro- 
duced winning essays in the past are Wash- 
ington and Lee, Harvard, University of 
Chicago, Oberlin College, University of Wis- 
consin, University of Pennsylvania, University 
of Illinois, Wesleyan University, The Branch 
Normal College of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 
Norwestern University, University of Michi- 
gan and Bowdoin College. Some of the 
essays have been of such merit that they have 
been published in book form. 

The prizes are to be divided as follows : 

Class "A," first prize, $i,ooo; second 
prize, $500. 

Class "B," first prize $300; second prize, 
$200. 

Class B includes only those, who at the 
time the papers are sent in, are undergrad- 
uates of any American College ; Class A 
includes any other Americans without restric- 
tion. A contestant in Class B is eligible to a 
prize in Class A. 

Members of the committee in charge of the 
essays are as follows : 

Professor J. Laurence Laughlin, Univer- 
sity of Chicago, chairman ; 

Professor J. B. Clark, Columbia Uni- 
versity ; 

Professor Henry C. Adams, University of 
Michigan ; 

Horace White, Esq., New York City; 

Professor Edwin F. Gay, Harvard Uni- 
versity. 



BOWDOIN SECOND 16, E. L. H. S. 4 

The second team had little difficulty in trimming 
E. L. H. S. at Lewiston, April 27. The game was 
not marked by particularly brilliant playing by 
either team, and errors came frequently. The score 
16-4, tells the story of the game in a nutshell. 

It was expected that Bowdoin 2d would win, but 
no such loose game was looked for. The high 
school pitchers, Isaacson and Gerrish, were pounded 
hard, and received discouraging support from the 
rest of their team. Lewis for the Second kept his 
hits well scattered, but his support was not up to 
standard. 

The score : 

BOWWDOIN 2D 

AB R BH PO A E 

Tilton, cf 6 2 2 I o 

Marsh, 2b 6 4 S 2 4 2 

Daniels, ss 6 2 4 o I 

O'Neil, 3b 4 2 I 2 o 2 

Dole, lb 5 2 I 8 o 

Weston, If 5 I I o 

Parcher, rf 5 o i o o 

Burns, c 5 2 2 12 6 2 

Lewis, p 4 I o 2 I o 

Totals 46 16 17 27 II 7 

E. L. H. S. 

AB R BH PO A E 

Hood, cf., rf 3 2 2 2 2 

Tibbetts, 2b 3 o o I I i 

Savage, ss 4 I 2 l 4 

Jordan, 3b 4 i 6 2 

Chesley, c 4 o 9 4 i 

Webber, rf., cf 3 i 2 o o 

Seavey, ib 3 o I 11 I 

Beals, If 3 I I o 

Isaacson, p i o 2 

Gerrish, p i o o I 

Totals 30 4 8 27 13 II 

Bowdoin 2d . I 050 I 303 3 — 16 

E. L. H. S 2 o o I o o I 0—4 

Earned runs — Bowdoin 2. Two-base hit — Til- 
ton. Three-base hit — O'Neil. Sacrifice hits — Tib- 
betts, Parcher. Struck out — By Isaacson 6, Lewis 
10. First base on balls — Off Isaacson 2. Stolen 
bases — Hood 3 ; Savage 3. Hit by pitcher — Seavey. 
Passed balls — Burns 3; Ghesley i. Wild pitches — 
Lewis I ; Isaacson 3 ; Gerrish i. Umpire — Harri- 
man. 



MEETING OF MONDAY CLUB 

The regular meeting of the Monday Club was 
held last Monday evening at the Psi Upsilon House. 
Mr. George Fogg, '02, was present and spoke in- 
formallv. There was also an informal discussion 
of the proposed changes in the football rules. It 
was suggested that the club should start a move- 
ment to collect the old footballs and baseballs that 
have figured in Bowdoin's great games. Other col- 
leges have similar collections and the idea received 
the hearty approval of the club. Several of the rel- 
ics have already been collected, chief among which 
is the first football Bowdoin was able to put over 
the line when playing against Harvard. It is ear- 



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nestly requested that any graduate or undergrad- 
uate who can contribute toward this collection, will 
consult with some member of the club. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, May 6 
8.00 Delta Upsilon House Party. 
8.00 Musical Clubs at Auburn. 

Saturday, May 7 
10.30 Make-up gym. 
1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Bowdoin vs. U. of Maine on Whittier 
Field. 

4.00 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Sunday, May 8 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the 
Hill, conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 

5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by_ President 
Hyde. Music by the double quartette. 
Monday, May 9 
10.30 Make-up gym. 
i.oo Meeting of Orient Board in Deutscher 
Verein room. 

1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
Tuesday, May 10 
10.30 Make-up gym. 
1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
Wednesday, May ii 
10.30 Make-up gym. 
1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Thursday, May 12 
10.30 Make-up gym. 
1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Friday, May 13 
10.30 Make-up gym. 
1.30 Make-up gym. 

2.30 Bowdoin vs. N. H. State on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Saturday, May 14 
7.5s Track Team leaves for Lewiston. 
10.00 Trials in the Maine Intercollegiate Meet 

at Lewiston. 

2.00 Finals in the Maine Intercollegiate Meet 

at Lewiston. 



EXAMINATIONS FOR REMOVAL OF INCOMPLETES 

The following schedule of examinations for the 
making up of incompletes has been posted : 

Thursday — May 5, 1.30 p.m. — German I. 

Saturday, May 7 — 1.30 p.m. — English I. 

Wednesday, May 11 — 1.30 p.m. — Psychology I., 
Hygiene, History I., Economics II., Chemistry IV. 

Friday, May 13 — 1.30 p.m. — Mathematics I., 
Mathematics III. 

The examinations are to be given in the class 
rooms in which the regular recitations are held. 



(Tollege Botes 

Clark, '06, was in town this week. 

Belknap, '13, was home over Sunday 

O'Neil, '12, was home over Sunday. 

Freshman warnings are out this week. 

The college grounds are being put in good con- 
dition. 

Track work is still being retarded by disagree- 
able weather. 

Many new men have turned out for track prac- 
tice this week. 

McKenney, '12, and Pierce, '11, are waiting on 
the training table. 

Hale, '12, was confined to his room several days 
last week by illness. 

R. W. Belknap, '13, and L. Dodge, '13, visited 
their homes over Sunday. 

The appearance of the Seniors in caps and gowns 
added much to the dignity of the chapel service, 
Sunday. 

The Latin prize of $10 this year will be given 
for the best Latin version of Bacon's essay "On 
Revenge." 

The custom of throwing water has been actively 
revived in North Winthrop, as many innocent vic- 
tims will testify. 

Col. Wing of the Lewiston Journal was down to 
secure photographs of Bowdoin track stars at their 
various feats last week. 

One of the dead trees near the entrance of 
North Winthrop was removed last Tuesday and a 
new sapling was planted in its place. 

Robert D. Cole, '12, has returned to college. He 
has been coaching the Portland High School track _ 
team for the past two weeks, while at work on the 
census. 

The golf club is now in full swing. The fol- 
lowing officers have been chosen: Merrill, '11, Pres- 
ident; Joy, '12, Vice-President; Gray, '12, Treas- 
urer; Hale, '12, Secretary. The club has about thirty 
members. A tournament with the faculty or Bruns- 
wick Golf Club is being anticipated with interest. 

At a meeting of the Freshman Class last Thurs- 
day the following arrangements were made for a 
banquet : C. R. Bull was chosen toastmaster ; C. Tut- 
tle was given the Opening Address and W. S. 
Greene, the Closing Address. A committee com- 
posed of P. C. Lunt, chairman, P. C. Savage, R. E. 
Palmer, D. W. Sewall and G. C. Duffey, Jr., was 
elected and instructed to draw up a plan of arrange- 
ments to be submitted to the class and voted upon 
at a later date. 

The Training Table 

The training table for the track team has been 
established at 269 Main Street. At present it is com- 
posed of he following men, but some additions are 
to be made: R. D. Cole, '12; S. Pierce, '11; L. Mc- 
Farland. '11; S. Edwards, '10; H. Colbath, '10; J. 
L. Crosby, '10; T. E. Emery. '13; H. W. Slocum, 
'10; C. A. Gary, '10; H. L. Robinson, '11; W. P. 
Newman, '10; B. C. Morrill, J. D. Clifford, 'lo; H. 
E. Rowell, '10; C. Deming, '10; M. Burlingame, '12; 
and H. Warren, '10. 



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Hlumni S)epattment 

•'60. — The date for the unveihng of the 
memorial statue to Thomas B. Reed in Port- 
land has been set as Aug. 10, but as a result 
of popular sentiment it may be deferred until 
the first of September. President Taft, for- 
mer President Roosevelt, members of the 
United States Senate, the House of Repre- 
sentatives, the Supreme Court of the United 
States, and other prominent people are 
expected to be present. The event will prob- 
ably be one of the greatest in the history of 
Portland. 

Hon. Samuel W. McCall, who was the 
Bowdoin Annie Talbot Cole Lecturer for 1909- 
10, has been selected as the orator of the occa- 
sion. Congressman McCall was one of the 
most brilliant men in Congress during the 
time he served there, and was offered the 
presidency of Dartmouth on the retirement of 
President Tucker. 

The unveiling will undoubtedly take place 
on the site chosen on the Western Promenade. 
There has been talk of placing the monument 
in Lincoln Park, but it is believed that the site 
selected will be retained. It is possible that 
the monument may be moved at a later date 
into the new Lincoln Park addition when this 
has been cleared off and improved, altho Burt 
C. Miller, the sculptor, who journeyed to 
Portland from Paris to see the site, was 
delighted with the spot selected on the West- 
ern Promenade, and said that it was ideal. 

'67. — Hon. and Mrs. Stanley Plummer of 
Dexter, have just returned from a three 
months' trip to California. 

'75. — Miss Louise Whitmore, formerly of 
Brunswick, daughter of the late S. C. Whit- 
more, was married at Boonton, N. J., on Sat- 
urday evening, April 16, to Maxwell Meeker 
of Boonton. They will reside in Orange, 
N.J. ■ 

'83. — Charles C. Hutchins, Professor of 
Physics in the college, has been recently 
elected a Fellow of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science, for impor- 
tant original work accomplished during recent 
years. Numerous articles written by Prof. 
Hutchins have appeared during the past twenty 
odd years in various magazines devoted to 
science, the most recent of which, published 
last year, are : " A New Magnetometer" and " A 
New Method of Measuring Light Efficiency." 

'87. — Mr. Elliott B. Torrey has been trav- 
eling in France since February of last year. 



'87. — Clarence B. Burleigh, prominent in lit- 
erary lines, and editor of the Kennebec Journal, 
died at his home in Augusta on Monday, 
May 2, 19 10. 

'00. — Joseph C. Pearson, the notice of 
whose expected return home to Brunswick has 
appeared in a previous number of the Orient, 
has arrived after an absence of two and a half 
years, spent mostly in Egypt, Persia, and 
Asiatic Russia. Mr. Pearson was formerly 
an Instructor in Physics in the college, and 
for the past four years has been engaged in 
scientific work for the Carnegie Institute of 
Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Pearson's latest work has been to 
make a magnetic survey of vast territories. 
The three important tasks which this included 
was to measure the compass variation from 
the magnetic pole, the deviation of the needle 
from the horizontal, and the intensity of the 
magnetic field. These measurements when 
made at a large number of places constitute 
the magnetic survey of a country. 

His first experience in the survey was on 
the yacht Galilee during several long cruises 
in the Pacific. He continued the work in 
Alaska, and then was assigned to make a sur- 
vey of Turkey. From there he was trans- 
ferred to Egypt and later to Persia and Rus- 
sian Turkestan. His travels, which in the 
past four years have amounted to 75,000 miles, 
an equivalent to three times around the globe, 
have been in unfrequented countries, and he 
has met with many strange and at the same 
time dangerous experiences. Altho at one 
time worn out by exposure and lack of proper 
sustenance, he is now in good health and none 
the worse for his experience. 

Mr. Pearson will remain at home for a 
few weeks before returning to Washington, 
and hopes to enjoy a little fishing. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 13, 1910 



NO. 6 



NEW ENGLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE ORATORICAL 
CONTEST 

G. C. Brengle of Wesleyan Wins Medal— E. B. Smith, 
Ml, Chosen Secretary and Treasurer of the League 

The New England Intercollegiate Ora- 
torical League held its first annual contest at 
Amherst College, Thursday evening, May 5i 
at 8 o'clock in College Hall. The officers of 
the past year were: President E. J. Selig- 
man, Amherst; Secretary and Treasurer, H. 
W. Fowle, Williams. 

The following men competed : 

1. Robert Hale Bowdoin 

"The Durability of Stevenson" 

2. George C. Stucker Brown 
"The Relation of Philosophy to Practical 

"Living." 

3. James Z. Colton Amherst 

"Child Labor in the United States" 

4. George C. B;-engle Wesleyan 
"The Mission of Theodore Roosevelt" 

5. Hubert W. Fowle Williams 

"The Turk and Christendom" 

The prize of a gold medal was won by 
Mr. Brengle of Wesleyan. 

The judges were Prof. John S. Bassett of 
Smith College, Prof. Charles F. Fay of Tufts 
College, Prof. Sidney N. Morse of Williston 
Seminary, Prof. Henry L. Southwick of the 
Emerson School of O'ratory of Boston, and 
Prof I. L. Winter of Harvard University. 

At five o'clock in the afternoon a business 
meeting of the delegates was held, at which 
some general business was settled, and offi- 
cers for the new year were elected with the 
following results : President, F. M. Fallon of 
Williams ; Vice-President, G. C. Stucker of 
Brown; Secretary and Treasurer, E. B. Smith 
of Bowdoin. Other representatives, G. N. 
Slayton of Amherst and W. R. Montgomery 
of Wesleyan. 



BOWDOIN 4, MAINE 1 

Bowdoin Wins First Game of Championship Series by 
Defeating Maine 

That Bowdoin has designs on the state 
championship . this year was dearly demon- 
strated last Saturday on Whittier Field when 
she trimmed University of Maine handily, 
4 — I. The game was one of snappiest and 
prettiest that has been witnessed here for 
some time. Bowdoin's team work was of the 
very best, and Hobbs received almost perfect 
support. Maine has no second-rate team 
this year, either, and they put up a hard, 
plucky fight. 

Maine's one and only tally came in the 
first inning when Smith misjudged Pond's 
single which allowed the latter to reach 
third, and then score on an unlucky throw to 
Lawlis. And right here it should be said 
that Pond's little trip around the sacks 
proved him a fast and heady base runner. 
Bowdoin, in her half of this inning, proceeded 
to get busy, and more than evened up things. 
With two men down, Clifford drove a pretty 
single to left field and crossed the plate on 
Wilson's hit to right. Lawlis, the next bats- 
man, caught one just where he wanted it and 
scored Wilson with a clean drive to center. 
Bearce now made his only two errors, in 
quick succession, which allowed Lawlis to 
reach home and placed Purington on third. 
Brooks, however, fanned. Clifford again 
scored for Bowdoin when, in the eighth, he 
connected for a long two-bagger to the right 
field fence and went home on Wilson's hit. 
Only four Maine men saw first, but none of. 
these after the first inning reached second. 

Hobbs was never in better form than on 
Saturday the Maine batters could not, with 
one exception, connect safely with his curves ; 
the ball was always snapped up by some Bow- 
doin player when hit. Maine's pitcher, Mc- 
Hale, was pounded hard at times when hits 
counted. 

Wilson played a great game behind the 
bat, allowing no stolen bases, and his heavy 
and timely hitting was directly responsible for 



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two of Bowdoin's runs. Capt. Clifford cov- 
ered first in great style and scored two runs. 
The score : 

BOVVDOIN 

AB R IB PO A E 

F. Smith, If 4 o o 2 i 

Wandtke, ss 4 o o 2 5 o 

Clifford, lb 4 2 i 17 o 

Wilson, c 4 I 3 I 2 

Lawlis, 3b 3 I I 2 2 

Purington, cf 4 o 2 

Brooks, rf 3 i o 

Grant, 2b 3 o I 4 

Hobbs, p 2 o 2 o 3 o 

Total 31 4 8 27 16 2 

Maine 

ab r ib pc a e 

R. Smith, c 3 o 4 3 o 

Scales, ss 4 o I I o 

Pond, If 3 I I 3 I I 

McHale, p 3 o o o i 

Johnson, 3b 3 o I 4 I 

Bearce, ib 2 O o 7 2 

Phillips, rf 3 o 2 o 

Goodrich, 2b 2 5 2 o 

McCarthy, cf 3 o i o 

Total 26 I I 24 12 4 

Innings : 

Bowdoin 30000001 x — 4 

Maine looooooo — i 

Two-base hit— Clifford. Hits— Off Hobbs i, off 
McHale 8. Sacrifice hit — Lawlis. Stolen bases — 
F. Smith, Wilson. Double plays — Lawlis and Clif- 
ford ; Goodrich and Scales. First base on balls — 
By Hobbs, 3, by McHale i. Struck out — By Hobbs 
I, by McHale' 6. Time — '1.28. Umpire — Dailey 
of Lewiston: 



BOWDOIN 3, TUFTS 4 
Bowdoin Defeated by Tufts in Ten Inning Game 

Tufts found a stiffer proposition than they 
had bargained for when they stacked up 
against Bowdoin, May 5, at Medford, and 
only by exerting the greatest effort did they 
nose out a 4-3 victory in a ten-inning game. 

Two of Tufts' three scores in the first 
inning were due to a little wildness indulged 
in by Means. E. Martin reached first on a 
hit to center and Dustin was hit. The next 
three batters, Quakers, Knight and Hall re- 
ceived passes, forcing two runs. Dickinson 
got a single and worked the squeeze play suc- 
cessfully with Quakers, the latter scoring 
from third. 

Atwood fanned the first nine Bowdoin 
batters in order but in the fourth Smith sin- 
gled but was forced out at second by 



Wandtke. Clifford now singled to right, al- 
lowing Wandtke to reach third and the latter 
scored on a passed ball. Bowdoin tied the 
score in the sixth. With one down, Wandtke 
singled and went to second when Dustin let 
Clifford's drive go thru him. Wilson was 
out on a fly to Knight, but a passed ball ad- 
vanced the runners. Wandtke crossed the 
plate on a wild pitch. At this junction, Mar- 
tin relieved Atwood. Lawlis hit out a safe 
one to left, bringing in Clifford with the tying 
run. From this time out Martin allowed no 
hits and struck out eight men. 

Since the first inning. Means had been 
keeping the bases clear assisted by a pretty 
double in the eighth, Lawlis to Clifford, to 
Wilson. In the tenth, however, he weak- 
ened, passing Dustin, hitting Quakers and 
walking Knight, with only one out. Hall 
hit to Lawlis and Dustin was forced at the 
plate but Dickinson drove a heavy one to 
right, scoring Quakers with the winning run. 

The score : 

Tufts 

BH PC A E 

Roberts, 2b o I o 

E. Martin, cf l l o 

Dustin, ss o i 3 i 

Quakers, 3b o I 2 o 

Knight, lb o 9 

Hall, If o I o o 

Dickinson, rf i o 

Larkin, c I IS I 

Atwood, p o o I o 

H. Martin, p I 2 o 

Totals 3 30 9 I 

Bowdoin 

BH PC A E 

Smith, If I I o o 

Wandtke, ss I 2 2 o 

Clifford, lb 2 IS i 

Wilson, c o 6 i o 

Lawlis, 3b I o 6 

Purington, cf I o o 

Grant, 2b I 3 

Brooks, rf 3 

Means, p ■■ o 3 o 

Totals S 29* 15 I 

*Winning run scored with two out. 

Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 gio 

Tufts 3 o o o o o o 1—4 

Bowdoin o o i o 2 o o o — 3 

Runs made — By Quakers 2, Wandtke 2, Clif- 
ford, E. Martin, Dustin. Stolen bases— Dustin, 
Clifford. Base on balls— By Means 7. Hits— Off 
Atwood 3 in 5 1-3 innings, off Martin 2 in 4 2-3 
innings. Struck out— By H. Martin 8. by Atwood 
6, by Means 3. Sacrifice hits — Quakers, Grant. 
Double plays — Means to Clifford to Wandtke; 



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Lawlis to Clifford, to Wilson. Hit by pitched ball 
— Dustin 2, Purington 2, Quakers. Wild pitch^- 
Atwood. Passed balls — Wilson, Larkin. Umpire 
— Henry. Time — 2h. Sm. 



NOMINATIONS FOR OVERSEER 

The following alumni have been nomi- 
nated for Overseer of Bowdoin College. 
Each is the choice of 25 or more graduates- 
of the college: George M. Seiders, Portland, 
Class of 1872, lawyer; Augustus F. Moul- 
ton, Portland, Class of 1873, lawyer; William 
-E. Rice, Bath, Class of 1875, physician; Rob- 
ert E. Peary, Washington, D. C, Qass of 
1877, Commander in the U. S. Navy; Henry 
C. Emery, New Haven, Ct., Class of 1892, 
economist; Reuel W. Smith, Auburn, lawyer. 
The balloting on those six names will close 
J\Iay 20th and the announcement for the elec- 
tion will be made at Commencement. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

President Hyde in conducting the chapel 
service last Sunday spoke in part, as fol- 
lows : In government and all high places, the 
man and not his standing makes success or 
failure of the office. This has been especially 
true of the late King of England and altho not 
all the beatitudes would apply to him, his 
greatest success was as a peacemaker. Many 
times by his Sagacity, tact and foresight, he 
has preserved peace in Europe where another 
of different disposition would have brought 
on war. However, it is only comparatively 
recently that one has been considered suc- 
cessful because he was a peacemaker and this 
shows the rapid movement of the intellectual 
world. To-day, the man who tries to serve 
the interests of both strong and weak instead 
of merely aiding one to the detriment of the 
other, is the greatest man. Thus the literary 
college gives a man good training because by 
meeting other fellows and gaining the ability 
to see the equal rights of all, he is able to con- 
tribute more toward the uplift of his fellow- 



LECTURE ON THE ROMAN THEATRE 

Last Friday afternoon, in the Physics 
lecture-room. Professor Sills delivered a lec- 
ture on "The Roman Theatre." The lecture 
was illustrated by stereopticon views which 
showed many views of Greek and Roman 
theatres, both in their present state and re- 
produced. Several pictures of the characters 



of the classical plays, as produced by Har- 
vard and other colleges, were shown and these 
gave a clear idea of the ancient theatri- 
cal customs. The distinctions between Greek 
and Roman plays and characters were also 
made very plain by the pictures and explana- 
tions. The lecture was interesting and 
instructive. 



CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION MEETING 

The Maine Section of the Classical Asso- 
ciation of New England held its fourth an- 
nual meeting, April 29-30, 1910, in Chemical 
Hall, Colby College, at Waterville. The ex- 
ercises for Friday afternoon, April 29, were 
opened by Prof. Arthur J. Roberts of Colby. 
Prof. Woodruff gave a report of the recent 
meeting, at Harrford, of the Classical Associa- 
tion of New Eng'land. Rev. K. C. M. Sills 
of Bowdoin, led a discusison on "The Teach- 
ing of Vergil." After a brief business meet- 
ing. Prof. Clarence H. White of Colby, lec- 
tured on "The Mimes of Herondas." In the 
evening Prof. John C. Kirllard of Phillips- 
Exeter Academy spoke on the New Latin 
Requirements. 

On Saturday forenoon, the meeting was 
completed. Prof. George D. Chase of the 
University of Maine gave a report from the 
Meeting of College and University Leaders of 
Latin, held at Cambridge, April 8. Prof. 
Julian D. Taylor of Colby, lectured on "De 
Moribus." Prof. Paul Nixon of Bowdoin, 
spoke on "Modern Jokes of an Ancient Wit." 
The members of the Association present were 
entertained by Colby during the session. On 
Friday evening, the members attended a din- 
ner in Foss Hall. 



TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

The first round of the tennis tournament 
was played off last week with the following 
results: Auten, '12, defeated A. Johnson, '11, 
6 — 3; 5 — 7; 6 — 3. McCormick, '12, defeated 
Hichborn, '11, 8—6; 6—4. R. D. Morss, 
'10, defeated W. H. Sanborn, '10, 6 — 2; 6 — i. 
Hawes, '10, defeated Nichols, '12, 6 — 2; 6 — 4. 
Hastings, '11, defeated R. F. White, '12, 
6 — o; 6 — I. Ross, '10, defeated Partridge, 
'11, 6 — o; 6 — 2. Black, '11, defeated L. H. 
Smith, '10, hy default. Gary, '10, defeated 
Gillin, '12, 6 — i ; 6 — i. 

S. S. Webster, '10, defeated W. S. Greene, 
'13, 6 — 3; 4 — 6; 6 — I, and S. S. Webster, 
'10, defeated Gary, '10, 2 — 6; 6 — 2; 6 — -2. 



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Vol. XL 



MAY 13, 1910 



The majority of those 
Good Baseball who filled the Hubbard 

grandstand last Saturday 
afternoon were happily surprised. The few 
who were not were the followers of the team 
representing the University of Maine. Bow- 
doin played clean, fast, heady baseball and if 
we are to judge the outcome of the season by 
the standard of play seen last Saturday, Bow- 
doin will be well at the top of the list. 



Better Service 
at the Box Office 



A considerable amount of 
unfavorable comment was 
heard Saturday relative to 
the unsatisfactory way in which those who 
had charge of the box office conducted busi- 
ness. A long line of people was kept waiting. 
Some stood in line as much as fifteen minutes, 
because the ticket seller was so slow in mak- 
ing change. Quite a number of persons who 



arrived at the gate fifteen minutes before the 
game started did not reach the grandstand till 
after the first inning was well under way, a 
circumstance wliJch caused inconvenience for 
everybody. And such delay at tlie box office 
is all unnecessary — much larger crowds have 
been handled before with no such waits. If 
the ticket seller will provide himself with a 
sufficient amount of change to start with, he 
will have no difficulty in keeping the crowd 
moving rapidly. 



■ „ ^. . , To be a gentleman at all 

More Chivalry ^.^^^^ .^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ 

or Less Boonshness ^^q^^j^j^^^ of a college 
man. To stand in a line and gawk at a com- 
pany of visitors upon the campus and partic- 
ularly when these strangers are young ladies, 
is an act anything but gentlemanly. The sen- 
timent expressed by the alumnus who has 
voiced his ideas concerning the practice of 
standing outside the chapel and "sizing up" 
the young ladies who visit the college, coin- 
cides exactly with that of the faculty and the 
best bred men in college. No individual or 
group is any more at fault than another. The 
only way to eradicate the habit is thru con- 
certed action on the part of the student body. 
It is a matter which the Student Coun- 
cil may well take in liand for no man 
entertains his friends here in order to exhibit 
them. The practice is embarrassing and un- 
gentlemanly and it is the duty of the better 
sentiment of the college to assert itself NOW. 



COMMUNICATION 

To the Editor of the "Bozvdoin Orient:" 

Bowdoin is possessed of a code of customs 
which generally tends to make her respected 
in the eyes of the student body and the outside 
world. She is fortunate is an inheritance of 
moral and social standards which endear her 
to the hearts of those who have long since left 
her walls to seek fame and fortune elsewhere. 
Nevertheless, there exists in the college code 
a habit (I shall call it a habit rather than a 
custom) which appears both unnecessary and 
ridiculous. I refer to the backwoods local- 
ism which has been transplanted to an insti- 
tution with ideas far removed from anything 
provincial. It is the habit of gathering after 
chapel and standing, hands in pockets and 
faces wreathed in smiles, for the purpose of 
inspecting young ladies who may perchance 



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be visiting the college. We generally asso- 
ciate such a practice with country railroad 
stations and the stage entrance of theatres. 
This habit is most conspicuous upon 
the occasion of a fraternity dance. To 
gather in a formation significant of barbaric 
days seems to violate all rules of gentlemanly 
conduct, chivalry, and Bowdoin spirit. Upon 
second thought one will readily see how ridic- 
ulous we must appear to a visitor who knows 
nothing of Bowdoin customs. If there is in 
our moral or social code any habit or custom 
which detracts the least particle from the 
good name or the general esteem which we 
enjoy outside the college or 'from the respect 
for Bowdoin institutions which exists within 
the college, that habit or custom must be elim- 
inated. I desire that this sentiment should 
be received in the same kindly spirit in which 
it is given. I do not wish to "knock" or to 
complain without due cause. I am simply 
desirous to see Bowdoin's good name propa- 
gated wherever Bowdoin customs are known 
and wherever Bowdoin spirit is felt. 

Alumnus. 



Y. M. C. A. LECTURES 

The Y. M. C A. has arranged for two 
special public lectures which vi^ill be given on 
the two coming Thursday evenings. May 19 
and 26, at 7.30 p.m., in Hubbard Hall. These 
lectures have been given in many other places 
before large audiences, and it is hoped that 
they will prove interesting to the students and 
townspeople here, all of whom are invited, 
there being no admission fee. 

Next Thursday evening Professor James 
McConaughy, head of the Bible Department 
Mt. Hermon School, will give an "Illustrated 
Lecture" on "How We Got Our Bible." The 
lecture traces, with the aid of slides collected 
in a recent trip to Palestne, the various early 
manuscripts, and aims to show the process of 
development by which our present version 
was achieved. 

On Thursday, May 26, Mr. Albert H. 
Gilmer of the English Department of Bates 
College, will lecture on "Oberammergau, the 
Play, the Village and the People." Mr. Gil- 
mer has spent many weeks in the famous 
town as the personal guest of Anton Lang, 
the Christus, and he speaks from intimate 
acquaintance with the people in their homes 
and at their work of preparation for the play 
this summer. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, May 14 
10.00 Trials in Maine Intercollegiate Meet at 
Garcelon Field, Lewiston. 

2.00 Finals in Maine Intercollegiate Meet. 

Sunday, May 15 

10.4s Morning service in Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 

5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by the double quartette, violin solo 
by Callahan, '10. 

Monday, May 10 
1. 00 Meeting of Orient Board in Deutscher 
Verein Room. 

2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 

Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
6.00 Joint Cabinet Meeting of Y. M. C. A. at 
New Meadows Inn. 

Tuesday, May 17 

2.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. ; 

Bowdoin vs. U. of Maine at Orono. 

Wednesday, May 18 

2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 

Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Thursday, May 19 
2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 

Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
7.00 Mass-meeting in Memorial Hall. 
7.30 Illustrated Lecture in Hubbard Hall by 
Prof. James McConaughy on "How We Got Our 
Bible." 

Friday, May 20 
8.00 Final Debate in Bowdoin Interscholastic 
League : Portland High vs. Wilton Academy. 

2.00 Trials in New England Intercollegiate 
Meet at Tech. Field, Brookline, Mass. 

Saturday, May 21 
2.00 Finals in New England Meet at Brookline. 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 



A MICHIGAN CUSTOM 

The finest and best tradition that the Uni- 
versity of Michigan has is that of Cap Night. 
In point of dignity, of impressiveness, of 
spirit there is nothing to equal it at the uni- 
versity. The event, which is held in late 
May or early June, commemorates the pass- 
ing of the Freshman Class of that year. At 
dusk the different classes congregate at 
various appointed places on the campus which 
have been previously announced. When all 
are assembled a line is formed, the band at 
the head with the seniors leading, followed in 
order by the juniors, the sophomores and the 
freshmen. Leaving the campus the parade 
makes its way down State Street to Huron' 
to "Sleepy Hollow." Red fire on either side 
marks out the line of march. While this is 



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going on certain designated sophomores have 
built a huge bonfire in the middle of "Sleepy 
Hollow," the beautiful natural amphitheater 
near the Observatory. As the classes march 
in they circle this fire and then ttie upper 
classmen seat themselves well up on the 
grassy slopes of the hollow where hundreds 
of spectators have already assembled. Below 
them come the sophomores, while the Fresh- 
men are given the places of honor around the 
fire. The speeches consist of short, spirited 
talks by members of the faculty, upperclass- 
men and undergraduates. Selections by the 
band, and singing of Michigan songs and 
yelling of Michigan cheers by all fill up the 
preliminaries. The firelight throws its flick- 
ering shadows and the trees stand out in the 
djm glow like silent soldiers.- All this is very 
impressive and a fitting introduction to the 
more impressive ceremony which follows. 
After the speeches are over the sophomores 
whose duty it is to maintain the fire fling on 
great numbers of boxes, packing cases, and 
the like, which the merchants about town 
have donated, and then when the fire is at its 
height the freshmen, in single file, circle it 
and throw their caps into the blaze. Thus 
the light-gray caps, with their colored buttons 
denoting the department, are burned on the 
sophomore altar to mark the emancipation of 
the freshmen. While this is being done the 
"Where, Oh Where are the Verdant Fresh- 
men?" is being sung by the entire student 
body. With the burning of his cap the fresh- 
man becomes a full-fledged sophomore. His 
period of trial and test is over. — Ex. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

Because it is claimed by the coaches that 
the players will work harder, hereafter all 
women of the University of Minnesota will be 
admitted free to the baseball games. 

Boston, May 9. — A severe jolt was handed 
to the advocates of the honor system at the 
Institute yesterday when by practically a 
unanimous vote the 450 students present at 
the mass meeting in Huntington Hall passed 
a resolution voicing their disapproval of the 
introduction of the system here. 



Wesleyan University, May 9. — At a 
meeting of the college body Wednesday after- 
noon, resolutions were passed abolishing haz- 
ing, either by the Sophomore Class, or by the 
Sophomore Class societies. The matter in 
question had been previously taken up and 
discussed by the college senate, and resolu- 
tions drawn up which were submitted at this 
meeting. 

The Corporation of Harvard University 
has officially adopted a new color in place of 
the traditional Crimson, called "arterial red." 
The new color is a much richer red than the 
former color, appearing to be of a purple 
shade. 

The local chapter of the Sigma Chi Fra- 
ternity at the University of Utah 
has passed a resolution which prohibits 
the pledging of men who are .not eligible to 
college standing. The idea is that the pledg- 
ing of high school students is not in keeping 
with a national fraternity. A resolution was 
also adopted which will prevent the initiation 
of any Freshman until he complied with the 
faculty requirements at the mid-year. This 
is done in order to maintain a high scholar- 
ship and to try out the pledges. 

Henry H. Hobbs, Yale's famous tackle, 
has been appointed coach of the Amherst team 
for next fall. 

At the University of Maine, the Senior 
Skulls, a senior class society, have taken 
measures to purchase a cup which shall be 
awarded to that fraternity house which shall 
have maintained the highest average scholar- 
ship for the year. 

The world's pole vault record was broken 
by Leland S. Scott, captain of the Stanford 
University track team at Berkeley, Cal., last 
week. According to the official report, Scott 
cleared the bar at 12 feet 10 3-16 inches. The 
previous world's record was that of W. R. 
Dray of Danbuiy, Ct., who made the record 
of 12 feet 9 1-2 inches on June 12, 1908. The 
previous college record was 12 feet 3 1-4 
inches, made by Campbell of Yale at Cam- 
bridge, Mass., May 29, 1909. 



ROMANIA MEETING 

The Romania Club met at the Alpha Delta Phi 
House Wednesday evening of last week, with 
twelve members present. A short session was held 
and New Meadows Inn decided upon as the next 
meeting place. The date of the meeting has not 
been set. 



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College Botes 

Adjourns in Physics 11. Monday. 
Adjourns in History II. Monday. 
Guptil, 'lo, has returned to college. 
Wyman, '12, was home over Sunday. 
Eddie Files is playing ball with Providence. 
Professor Nixon visited Kent's Hill last Tues- 
day. 

Prof. Sills gave adjourns in Latin 2 last Sat- 
urday. 

Oram, '11, returned to college from a census job, 
Saturday. 

Francis Carll of Hebron Academy, is visiting 
E. H. Hobbs, '10. 

A younger brother of Pope, '11, was on the 
campus, Saturday. 

Harold Erswell of Hebron Academy, is visiting 
friends in college. 

J. A. Creighton, '13, visited his parents in 
Thomaston, Sunday. 

P. H. Timberlake, '08, visited friends in college, 
Saturday and Sunday. 

Assistant Professor Nixon gave adjourns Tues- 
day to his classes in Latin 2. 

Kent, '12, entertained during the first of the 
week -Mr. Weston of Bremen. 

Alexander, '13, umpired a recent baseball game 
between Brunswick and Topsham. 

The Quill election for assistant manager has 
been postponed for a second time. 

Stone, '10, spoke on "Claudius and Cynthia" be- 
fore the Freshman Class last Friday. • 

Maurice P. Hill, ex-'ii, has been visiting at the 
Delta Upsilon House during the past week. 

On Thursday, some members of the mineralogy 
class, visited the feldspar quarry at Cathance. 

"The Improvement Circle," a girls' club of 
Pejepscot, visited the campus, Monday afternoon. 

Moulton, '13, entertained his brother and cousin. 
Manning Moulton and Leland Cole, over Sunday. 
Rev. John S. Sewall, D.D., Class of '50 of Ban- 
gor, conducted the chapel exercises last Thursday 
morning. 

The examination for the removal of incompletes 
in English I. was held Monday afternoon, instead 
of Saturday. 

Twombly, '13, has had an attack of tonsilitis and 
Skillin, '12, has been playing the chapel organ 
in his absence. 

R. Hale, '10, and W. H. Sanborn, '10, left Fri- 
day for Gambler, Ohio, where they will attend the 
annual convention of Psi Upsilon as delegates from 
the Kappa Chapter. 

Owing to an epidemic of scarlet fever Hebron 
Academy closed Tuesday for a period of ten days. 
Several of the students are visiting friends here 
in college this week. 

Bowdoin Seniors wore their caps and gowns 
for the first time last Sunday, appearing at the 
chapel service. On May 16 they will begin to wear 
them to chapel every day. 



Parcher, '12, was in Waterville Friday. 
Karl Scates, '09, was on the campus, Monday. 
L. L. Bragdon, '12, has pledged Delta Upsilon. 
Newman, '10, is coaching the Morse High base- 
ball team. 

Montgomery, '12, went to Boston on business 
last week. 

Ira Knight, '13, has left college for the remainder 
of the year. 

James Emery, '05, of Bar Harbor, was on the 
campus last week. 

Edward Moody, '03, of Portland, was back the 
first of the week. 

J. H. Newell, '12, rendered an excellent cornet 
solo in chapel, Sunday. 

Dart Edwards of Portland, spent the week end 
at the Psi Upsilon House. 

Nearly all of the census takers returned to col- A 
lege the first of the week. 

The second team defeated Edward Little High 
at Auburn, 16 to 4, last week. 

Dreear, '10, spoke very effectively before both di- 
visions of English S last Friday. 

Dr. Little is in Waterville this week as a delegate 
to the Congregational Church Convention in ses- 
sion there. 

Professor Mitchell has announced a prize of $10 
for the best short story written by a member of 
English II, 

F'rank Libby of Portland High School, who is 
coming to Bowdoin next year, visited friends, here 
last Tuesday. 

Parker T, Nickerson, '10, who has been taking a 
census of the industries of the state, returned to 
college Monday for a few days. 

By a recent vote of the New England Intercol- 
legiate A. A., Colby College and Worcester Poly- 
technic Institute have been admitted to membership. 

Rev. John S. Sewall and Hon. Joshua L. Cham- 
berlain of the Board of Trustees, and Hon. George 
P. Davenport of the Board of Overseers have been 
visiting the college during the past week. 

The second hundred dollars toward the support 
of Mr. Hiwale in India will be sent this week. It 
is hoped that all of the remaining $175 may be col- 
lected and forwarded before Commencement. 

The "Masque and Gown" decided to abandon 
the trip to Freeport which was scheduled for to- 
night and the first trip will be to Richmond, Tues- 
day the 24th. There have been several changes in 
the cast. 

By a special arrangement with the First Parish 
Church, members in good standing in any Christian 
church may be received into membership there dur- 
ing their college course. Last Sunday five men 
joined by this plan. 

The Town and College Club is the name .^ 
adopted by the organization of Bowdoin College / 
professors and Brunswick business and professional 
men, which for twenty-five years has been popu- 
larly called the Gentlemen's Club. At the meeting 
last week Rev. John H. Quint and Dr. A. W. Has- 
kell were elected to membership. 



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Hlunini IDepattment 

'48. — A memoir of Egbert Coffin Smyth, 
prepared by Edward Stanwood of the Class 
of 1861 for the Massachusetts Historical Soci- 
ety, has recently been published. 

'81. — The address by Edgar O. Achorn, 
Esq., delivered at the Commencement Exer- 
cises of Lincoln Memorial University in com- 
memoration of the services of Major-General 
Oliver Otis Howard, has been published in 
attractive form with an excellent likeness of 
our distinguished a^lumnus. 

'87. — Clarence Blendon Burleigh, man- 
aging editor of the Kennebec Journal, a short 
notice of whose death from apoplexy on May 
2 appeared in the last issue of the Orient, 
was born in the town of Linneus, Aroostook 
County, on Nov. i, 1869. He received his 
early education in the schools of Bangor and 
fitted for college at the New Hampton Lit- 
erary Institute at New Hampton, N. H. A 
few days after his graduation from Bowdoin 
he accepted a position as editor of the Sea 
Shell, a seaside daily published at Old Or- 
chard. At the close of the beach season he 
returned to Augusta, this city having become 
the home of his parents, and purchased an 
interest in the Daily Kennebec Journal. 

The announcement was made editorially in 
the Journal's issue of Aug. 29, 1887, and on 
the same day Mr. Burleigh assumed the duties 
of city editor. From November, 1887, he was 
associated with the late John L. Stevens in 
the editorship of the paper until July 18, 1889, 
when Mr. Stevens retired and Mr. Burleigh 
became managing editor, which position he 
continued to hold until his death. When the 
law providing for a State printer was enacted 
by the Legislature of 1895 he was elected to 
that position and continued to hold it until it 
was abolished by the Legislature of 1897. ^^■ 
Burleigh was president of the Maine Press 
Association in 1896 and was re-elected in 
1897. He was present as a newspaper cor- 
respondent at the St. Louis Convention in 
1896 when McKinley and Hobart were nom- 
inated, and he did effective work for his 
party on the stump in that campaign as well 
as in others. For three years he was a mem- 
ber of the board of assessors of Augusta, and 
he was for a number of years chairman of the 
city committee. 

He was an incorporator and for several 
years president of the Augusta General Hos- 



pital Association and president of the local 
Board of Trade. Mr. Burleigh was a versa- 
tile writer and contributed to the newspapers 
and other publications. His first books, "The 
Smugglers of Chestnut," was published in 
1897. Others followed, all boys' books, of 
marked merit, which readily found a place in 
the standard fiction of the day. Many of them 
dealt with life at Bowdoin and were made 
vivid by experiences of his own college days. 
He was married in November, 1887, to Mrs. 
Sarah P. Quinby, who, with his two sons, 
Edwin Clarence, Bowdoin, '13, and Donald, 
survives him. He also leaves a brother, 
Lewis A. Burleigh, and four sisters, Mrs. R. 
J. Martin, Mrs. Joseph •"Williamson, Mrs. 
Byron Boyd, and Mrs. R. H. Stubbs. 

'96. — The engagement of Frank E. Brad- 
bury of Dedham, Mass., and Mrs. Alice R. 
Scarborough of Newton Highlands, has been 
recently announced. 

'07. — The present issue (May) of The 
University Pen, of the University of Utah, 
will constitute the fifth number of volume one 
of that publication, credit for the founding of 
which is largely due to Ammie B. Roberts, 
Instructor in English. "He had faith in the 
students of Utah and urged the establishing of 
, a paper when the most optimistic shook their 
heads, not in disapproval, but in doubt." 

'08. — Sturgis E. Leavitt is teaching French 
in Gushing Academy, Ashburnham, Mass. 

'09. — Harry C. Merrill is sub-master of 
the High School at Eastport, Me. 

At the annual meeting of the Y. M. C. A. 
an Advisory Alumni Committee was elected 
to have general advisory help in the policy 
and actions of the undergraduate association. 
It is also expected that this committee will 
serve to keep the alumni in close touch with 
the Y. M. C. A. The committee has organ- 
ized as follows : 

David R. Porter, '06, Chairman. 

Prof. Wilmot B. Mitchell, '90. 

Prof. Kenneth C. M. Sills, '01. 

Philip F. Chapman, '06. 

Leon F. Timberiake, '09. 



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VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 20, 1910 



NO. 7 



BOWDOIN SUPREME 
The White Triumphs for Third Consecutive Year 

Bowdoin won the Sixteenth Annual M. I. 
A. A. Meet last Saturday with a total of 49 
points. Bates with 37, sprung a surprise on 
Maine, snatching second place from the latter, 
whidh scored 28 while Colby brought up at the 
foot of the list with 12. Six state records 
and two New England records were broken, 
and another New England record equalled. 
Crosby of Bowdoin established a record with 
the new style discus. 

A large crowd, estimated at two thousand 
people, witnessed the games. Bates had a 
section of the grand stand, having a cheering 
squad and the college band. Bowdoin and 
J\laine were on hand with large delegations 
and each college had a band on their respec- 
tive bleachers. 

Altho it was the fastest meet ever held in 
the state it was in some respects the most 
unsatisfactoryi. The lower end of the 220 
straight away was in wretched condition, no 
adequate police force was present to keep the 
crowd off the field, the program v/as full of 
mistakes and the broad jump take-off had to 
be relaid. It is only just that these things 
should be mentioned, for they were entirely 
avoidable. y\s it was, the officials and con- 
testants were continually being hindered. 

In the forenoon Edwards, '10, established 
a new record in the 220-yard hurdles and 
Blanchard, '12, of Bates, did likewise in the 
120-yard hurdles. 

In the mile Captain Colbath proved himself 
to be one of the fastest men in his class in the 
country, finishing the four laps in the remark- 
able time of 4 minutes and 21 seconds, closely 
followed by Harmon of Maine, who ran a 
beautiful race. 

In the half Bates trotted out her prize-win- 
ner, Holden — and he surely is a "beauty 
bright" for he finished the 880-yard run in i 
minute 56 2-5 seconds. 

In the two-mile Houghton of Maine estab- 
lished a record (with the help of his team- 
mates) of 10 minutes i 4-5 seconds. 



McFarland, '11, of Bowdoin, established a 
new record in the broad jump, his best jump 
being 21 feet 8 6-10 inches. 

Deming, '10, would surely have broken 
the record which he established last year in 
the pole vault, except for the sudden rain. 

The work of Jones, '13, was watched with 
great interest, and he made good. McKenney, 
'12, ran a fine race, tying for first place in the 
hundred-yard dash. 

Three new men won their "B," Pierce, '11, 
McKenney, '12, and Smith, '12. 

Bowdoin carried off the discus and ham- 
mer, Crosby, '10, winning both of these. Her- 
rick won Colby's only first in the high jump. 
Pierce, '11, jumping a pretty second. 

Cole, '12, took second in the 220-yard dash 
and Smith, '12, took second in the pole vault. 
Captain Williams of Bates did some fine run- 
ning in the dashes — winning both. 

The officials of the meet were : 

Executive Committee — W. N. Emerson, 
Bowdoin; M. R. Sumner, Maine; J. G. Bishop, 
Bates ; T. P. Packard, Colby. Clerk of 
Course — A. S. Macreadie, Portland. Track 
events — Referee, Eugene Buckley, Boston. 
Judges at the finish — Dr. W. W. Bolster, 
Lewiston; E. A. Parker, Skowhegan; H. A. 
Allan, Augusta. Timers — F. N. Whittier, 
Brunswick; E. A. Rice, Fairfield; A. L. 
Grover, Orono. Starter — H. C. McGrath, 
Charlesbank gymnasium, Boston. Scorer — 
W. C. Robinson, Bowdoin. Field events — • 
Measurers— C. W. Atchley, Waterville; R. D. 
Purinton, Bates ; George Railey, Lewiston ; 
Dr. G. T. Parmenter, Colby. Judges — H. F. 
Sweet, Orono; J. L. Reade, Lewiston; Col. 
H. A. Wing, Lewiston. Scorers — E. L. 
Quinn, Bates; C. A. Hall, Maine; J. C. Rich- 
ardson, Colby. Announcer, C. L. Haskell, 
Colby. 

The results were as follows : 

440- Yard Dash — First heat, won by R. P. Little- 
field, Maine ; 2d, Ralph Good, Colby ; 3d, Brown, 
Bates ; time, 53 4-5 sec. Second heat, won by 
Walker, Maine ; 2d, Peakes, Bates ; 3d, Small, Col- 
by ; time, 53 sec. Final heat won by Walker, 
Adaine ; 2d, Brown, Bates ; 3d, Ralph Good, Colby. 
Time — 52 1-5 sec. 

*I20-Yard Hurdles — First heat, won by Blanch- 
ard, Bates ; 2d, S. Edwards, Bowdoin ; time, 16 i-S 



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sec. Second heat, won by Woodman, Bates; 2d, 
Vail, Colby; time, 17 4-5 sec. Final won by Blanch- 
ard. Bates; 2d, Woodman, Bates; 3d, Edwards, 
Bowdoin; time, 16 1-5 sec. 

220- Yard Dash — First heat, won bv R. P. Cole, 
Bowdoin; 2d, Frohock, Colby; time, 23 1-5 sec. 
Second heat, won by Williams, Bates ; 2d, Pond, 
Maine; time, 23 1-5 sec. Final heat, won by Wil- 
liams, Bates; 2d, R. P. Cole, Bowdoin; 3d, Fro- 
hock, Colby ; time, 22 2-5 sec. 

*220-Yards Hurdles — First heat, won by Ed- 
wards, Bowdoin; 2d, Blanchard, Bates; time, 24 
4-5 sec. Second heat, won by Jones, Bowdoin ; 2d, 
Vail, Colby; time, 28 2-5 sec. Third heat, won by 
A. C. Hammond, Maine; 2d, Wiggin, Bowdoin; 
time, 28 sec. Semi-final heat, won by Blanchard, 
Bates. Finals, won by Edwards, Bowdoin ; 2d, 
Blanchard, Bates; 3d, L. E. Jones, Bowdoin; time, 
25 3-5 sec. 

100- Yard Dash — First heat, won by McKenney, 
Bowdoin ; 2d, Murphy, Maine ; time, 10 2-5 sec. 
Second heat, won by R. D. Cole, Bowdoin ; 2d, 
Deering, Maine ; time, 10 2-5 sec. Third heat, won 
by Williams, Bates ; 2d, Pond, Maine ; time, 10 l-S 
sec. Semi-final heat, won by Pond, Maine. Final 
heat won bv Williams, Bates ; 2d, McKenney, Bow- 
doin ; 3d, Pond, Maine. Time, 10 sec. 

*Half-Mile Run— Won by Holden, Bates; 2d, 
Fortier, Maine; 3d, Cates, Colby; time, I min. 56 
2-5 sec. 

*Mile run — Won by Colbath, Bowdoin; 2d, P. 
Harmon, Maine; 3d, Hicks, Maine; time, 4 min. 21 
sec. 

*Two-Mile Run — Won by Houghton, Maine; 2d, 
Powers, Maine; 3d, Slocum, Bowdoin; time, 10 
min., I 4-5 sec. 

Running High Jump^ — Won by Herrick, Colby; 
2d, Pierce, Bowdoin; 3d, Worden, Maine. Height, 
5 ft. 6 5-8 in. 

*Running Broad Jump — Won by McFarland, 
Bowdoin ; 2d, Frohock, Colby ; 3d, Phillips, Maine. 
Distance, 21 feet, 9 8-10 inches. 

Throwing the Discus — Won by Crosby, Bow- 
doin; 2d, Strout, Maine; 3d, Fortier, Maine. Dis- 
tance, 104 feet, 6 1-4 inches. 

Throwing the Hammer — Won by Crosby, Bow- 
doin; 2d, Warren, Bowdoin; 3d, Bearce, Maine. 
Distance, 129 feet. 10 inches. 

Putting the Shot — Won by Gove, Bates; 2d, 
Shepard, Bates ; 3d, Newman, Bowdoin. Distance, 
39 feet, I I -2 inches. 

Pole Vault — Won by Deming, Bowdoin; 2d, F. 
Smith, Bowdoin ; 3d, Herrick, Colby. Height, 10 
feet, 9 inches. 

*New record. 

The tabulated score was as follows : 

Bowdoin. Bates. Colby. Maine 

880-yard run 5 I 3 

440-yard dash 3 I 5 

lOO-yard dash 3 S i 

One-mile run 5 4 

120-yard hurdle i 8 

220-yard hurdle 6 3 

Two-mile run i 8 

220-yard dash 3 5 I 

Pole vault 8 I 

Putting shot I 8 



Running high jump 3 5 I 

Running broad j unip 5 3 I 

Throwing the hammer 8 I 

Throwing the discus 5 4 

Totals 49 37 12 28 

Individual Point Winners 

Williams, Fates 10 

Crosby, Bowdoin ID 

Blanchard, Bates 8 

Edwards, Bowdoin 6 



BOWDOIN S, NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE 7 
Bowdoin Loses to New Hampshire State in Loose Game 

It might have been the Friday 13th hoo- 
doo that affected the team in the game with 
New Hampshire State a week ago, but at 
any rate it shows that Bowdoin hasn't yet 
settled down to real championship form. It 
was a great disappointment after the pretty 
exhibition put up against Maine the week be- 
fore. The chief cause was errors at critical 
times, and some of them were inexcusable. 
There was one redeeming feature and that 
was Wilson's batting and all-round playing. 
He had the visitors right on their toes when 
he was at bat, and kept the base runners hug- 
ging the sacks when he was behind it. 

New Hampshire's first man up, Proud, 
got a life, reached second when E. Bur- 
rowes drew four wide ones and scored, to- 
gether with Burrowes, on a pretty two-bagger 
over Purington's head, by Neal. For Bow- 
doin, Frank Smith was passed to first, got 
second on Wandtke's well placed sacrifice and 
crossed the plate when Neal let Wilson's 
third strike get by him. Another tally was 
made for Bowdoin in the second in- 
ning after Brooks got in one of his pretty 
singles. Bowdoin took a big slump in the 
first of the third, when New Hampshire 
scored five runs due to rank errors on the 
part of the home team. They nearly evened 
things up in their half of the same inning, 
when with Wandtke on second and Clififord 
on first, Wilson drove a beauty over right 
field fence and cleared the bases ; but here the 
scoring ended for both teams, tho in several of 
the succeeding innings timely hits would have 
given Bowdoin the game. Means pitched 
good ball, tho he was a trifle wild at times 
and was replaced in the seventh by Hobbs 
who struck out one man and kept his hits wtll 
scattered. Grant was not playing in good 
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who did good work. Wandtke at short cov- 
ered a lot of ground accepting all possible 
chances with only one error. 

For New Hampshire, Catcher Neal played 
a star game, hitting the ball hard at criti- 
cal times. This man has been signed for the 
Chicago American team this summer, and 
judging by his game last Friday should make 
good. 

The score : 

BOWDOIN 

AB R BH PO A E 

Smith, If S I I I I 

Wandtke, ss S I I 2 3 

Clifford, lb 5 I 13 o o 

Wilson, c 5 I I 6 I o 

Lawlis, 3b 5 o o 2 3 I 

Purington, cf S o o 2 o o 

Brooks, rf 4 i 2 I o o 

Grant, 2b 3 o o o 4 3 

Means, p 2 o o i o 

Hobbs, p 2 o o o 

Skolfield, 2b I o o o 2 o 

Totals ...' 42 5 5 27 IS 4 

New Hampshire State 

ab r bh po a e 

Proud, rf 5 2 2 I o 

Kemp, lb 5 8 I 

E. Burrowes, 3b 4 i i 2 2 

Neal, c 4 I 2 9 I I 

W. Burrowes, ss 4 I I 2 3 2 

Jones, cf 4 I o o 

Read, If 4 I .0 

Call, 2b 4 o 3 2 o 

Swan, p 4 o o o 2 o 

Totals '. 38 7 7 26 10 4 

Innings : 

N. H. State 2 s o o o — 7 

Bowdoin I I 3 o o o o — S 

Home run — Wilson. Stolen bases — Read, Smith, 
Wilson. Sacrifice hits — Clifford, Grant, Wandtke. 
First base on balls — Off Swan 7; off Means 2. Hit 
by pitched ball, by Means 2. Struck out. Swan, 10; 
by Means 4; by Hobbs. Double play — Smith, 
Grant and Clifford. Time — 2.30. Umpire — Daly of 
Lewiston. 



BOWDOIN 0, MAINE 4 

Word was received at the college Wednes- 
day night that Bowdoin was defeated by 
Maine 4 to o. No particulars of the game 
could be obtained in time to go to press. The 
team plays Colby at Waterville, Saturday. 



THE NEW FOOTBALL RULES 

The changes made in the rules by the In- 
tercollegiate Football Rules Committee which 
has been in session in Philadelphia for several 
days are as follows: 



I. No pushing or pulling of the man with 
the ball. 2. The offense to have seven men 
on the line of scrimage. 3. The elimination 
of the flying tackle. 4. The division of the 
game into four periods of 15 minutes each. 5. 
No kick to be onside till it shall have gone at 
least 20 yards from the point at which it was 
put in play. 6. The quarterback to be al- 
lowed to advance the ball at any point. 7. 
Eight yards to be gained on three rushes. 8. 
The forward pass to be limited to behind the 
line of scrimmage. 

The main fight all along has been over the 
forward pass. At the meeting last week 
practically nothing else was under considera- 
tion. The committee on Saturday morning 
finally yielded to the friends of the pass so far 
as to say that if they could devise any scheme 
which would render it safe, it should remain 
in the game. This they failed to do, and the 
result was the limitation of the pass to behind 
the line of scriinmage. 

This decision is in appearance a compro- 
mise, but it is in reality a complete victory 
for the opponents of the forward pass. The 
play tims limited will be used very seldom. 



PSI UPSILON CONVENTION 

William H. Sanborn, '10, and Robert 
Hale, '10, attended the general convention of 
the Psi Upsilon Fraternity held the nth, 12th, 
13th of May. The convention opened with a 
Smoker at the Arlington Country Club in Co- 
lumbus on the nth, Wednesday. Then fol- 
lowed two days of business session at Gam- 
bier, the seat of Kenyon College. The ban- 
quet held in Columbus, on the evening of the 
thirteetith, conc'luded the order of events. 



ALEXANDER PRIZE SPEAKERS 

The following men have been chosen to 
compete in the Alexander Prize Speaking 
Contest : 

Moses Burpee. Alexander, '13; Arthur 
Harrison Cole, '11; John Libby Curtis, '11; 
John Edward Dunphy, '13; James McKin- 
non Gillin, '12; Merton William Greene, '13; 
John Lawrence Hurley, '12; Earl Baldwin 
Smith, '11; Arthur Deehan Welch, '12; Al- 
ternates, (i) Harold Percival Marston, '11; 
(2) Loring Pratt, '12; (3) Joseph Curtis 
White, '11. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER. igi2 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, igii Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

J. C. WHITE. 1911 H. P. VANNAH, 1912 

■W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 L. E. JONES, 1913 

W. R. SPINNEY, 1912 V, R. LEAVITT, 1913 

D, H, McMURTRIE, 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, igii Business Manager 

H. C. L. ASHEY, igi2 Asst. Business Manager 



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All communications regarding subscriptions should 
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Vol. XL 



MAY 20, 1910 



To Captain Colbath and 

Echoes of the the men who brought vic- 

M. I. A. A. Meet tory to Bowdoin in the 

Sixteenth M, I. A. A, 

Meet last Saturday, the Orient extends the 

congratulations of the college. 

In passing it may be said that but few of 
those who saw the methods resorted to by the 
representatives of one institution in this State 
in fouling Slocum in the two-mile run con- 
sider the spirit of that institution sportsman- 
like. 

Track athletics are the cleanest of all 
forms of college athletics. The man who 
wins his letter treads the winepress alone, but 
when such premeditated action as was seen in 
the two-mile run last Saturday, takes place 
we can easily see why there is such a cry for 
"Sport for Sport's Sake." 



"Fair Play and May the Best Man Win" 
is Bowdoin's motto and may the day never 
come when she will win her athletic contests 
in any other spirit. 



_. ^ ^ c r- ■ The Princeton senior class 
f"c?le ^'"^ book contains, as such 
* publications do, estimates 

of the expense at which the members of the 
class about to graduate have secured their 
education. The figures show that the mini- 
mum amount which the four years' course has 
cost any man in the class is $800, the maxi- 
mum is $10,000, and the average $3,675, 
These figures are studied with the more in- 
terest on account of the present discussion of 
the high cost of living. It would be of in- 
terest to note how this compares with the 
cost of a college education 20 years ago, ac- 
cording to figures compiled by the New 
Haven Register. 

The data for a comparison with Princeton 
expense in former years is not immediately 
available, but perhaps the difference between 
the cost of living in Yale and Princeton at 
that time was not material. At any rate, here 
are the figures from the Yale senior class 
books of 1892 and 1894, The class graduat- 
ing in the former year reported, by years in- 
stead of by course, that the lowest for any one 
year was $90, and the highest $2,300, This 
rate would have made the cost for the course 
range between $360 and $9,200, But the act- 
ual average of the class for the course was 
$3,115, The figures for the class of 1894, 
given on the same basis, showed the lowest 
yearly expense to be $135 and the highest 
$4,000. This would have made the total cost 
range from $540 to $16,000. But the actual 
average was $4,528. Classes vary greatly, A 
few wealthy men in a class, or a few with 
unusual capabilities for self-support, upset 
averages tremendously. It is likely that these 
two classes represent practically the extremes 
of that time. 

In the camparison between 1892 or 1894 
and 1 910, it is observable that the average 
cost of the course now is, beside the one, a 
little higher, and beside the other, considera- 
bly lower. It is significant that, if we strike 
the average, it is substantially the same, 

A natural conclusion is that the cost of 
getting an education has not advanced in pro- 
portion to the cost of other necessaries of life. 



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JOINT CONFERENCE 

English, Science and Mathematics and Modern 
Language Departments Meet 

To-day and to-morrow a joint conference 
of the English Department and the Depart- 
ment of Science and Matliematics of the 
Maine Association of Colleges and Prepara- 
tory Schools with the Maine Group of the 
New England Modern Language Associa- 
tion, is taking place here. The program as 
announced earlier in the week by Professor 
Mitchell contains, among others, papers by 
Professors Sills, Henry Johnson, Copeland 
and Ham. There is also to be an illustrated 
lecture on "A Trip Thru Persia" by the for- 
mer Bowdoin instructor, Joseph C. Pearson, 
who has recently returned from that country. 
This evening all the members of the Associa- 
tion are enjoying a shore dinner at the Inn as 
guests of the Bowdoin Faculty. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

In conducting chapel service last Sunday, 
President Hyde took for his theme, the char- 
acteristics a man must have if he would be a 
success in the world. He said that when a 
man went out into the world, he soon realized 
that the world was not waiting for him, that 
he must compete against many others for 
money or position, and to accomplish any- 
thing he must -rea'ch the actual, live man and 
not consider humanity abstractly. In order to 
do this, it is necessary to have good general 
training, and also to have some special line of 
work about which he knows more than any- 
one else. He must also prove himself capable 
of trust and thus gain a good standing among 
men and lastly and most important he must 
possess a live interest in the development of 
the world as a whole. If a man has these 
requisites, the world will always be glad to 
receive him and he will be a success. 



LECTURE BY JOSEPH C. PEARSON 

An event of interest to Bowdoin graduates 
and undergraduates is the return of Joseph 
C. Pearson, formerly instructor of physics 
here, from .his trip abroad. For the past 
four years, Mr. Pearson has been engaged in 
scientific work for the Carnegie Institute 
of Washington, D. C. His work was to 
make a magnetic survey of large territories. 



Mr. Pearson has spent the last two and one- 
half years traveling, chiefly in Egypt, Persia 
and Asiatic Russia, and during that time has 
had many interesting experiences. He in- 
tends to spend several weeks in Brunswick 
and will then return to Washington to resume 
his labors. 



LECTURE BY PROF. McCONAUQHY 

Last evening in ITubbard Hall Prof. 
James McConaughy, head of the Bible De- 
partment of Mt. Hermon School, delivered a 
lecture on "How We Got Our Bible." The 
talk was illustrated by about seventy stereop- 
ticon views. 

Prof. McConaughy began by showing how 
the New Testament grew out of the heroic 
work of planting the church in the Greek 
world in the face of Jewish and Roman per- 
secutions. In connection with this point, 
many of the great scenes of Apostolic history 
connected with Jerusalem, Damascus, Athens, 
Corinth, and Rome, were shown. 

The next point of development which Prof. 
McConaughy considered was the work of 
copying and transmitting the Bible. Several 
pictures were shown which gave a clear idea 
of the old Greek manuscripts and the manner 
in which the Jewish rabbis and Christian 
monks translated them. 

Then followed the history of our own 
English Bible with the heroism and romance 
connected with it and the speaker explained' 
carefully the advantages under which the 
present revisers work. 

Finally some famous editions of the Eng- 
lish Bible were shown, among which were the 
annotated Bibles of some of our greatest 
American preachers and Christian workers. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

Cornell undergraduates and alumni have 
just raised $7,000 with which they will build 
a house for Coach Moakley. 

The Kennel Club of the University of 
Pennsylvania held a dog show on Franklin 
Field recently. 

The faculty at Miami has recently ruled 
that the editor of the college paper, the 
Miami Student, shall receive two hours' credit. 

Statistics compiled by the officers of the 
senior class at Princeton show that the aver- 
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for four years of his course is $3,675, or about 
$919 a year. The minimum for four years' 
expenditure reported is $800 and the maxi- 
mum $10,000. 

Economics classes at Dartmouth are re- 
quirea to subscribe tor iMew York daily 
papers this year instead of purchasing text- 
Dooks. 

Eighteen out of 20 in the political science 
class of iowa voted for woman franchise, 
the class was entirely of men. 

Mr. Gifi'ord Pinchot, late United States 
Forester, is mentioned as a successor to Pres- 
ident xA.iigell of Michigan University. 

hchultz, Pennsylvania's pitcher, has signed 
with the iNlew York Americans for the com- 
ing season. 

In the last twenty-five years Yale football 
teams have lost but twelve games out of 300 
played. They have scored 8,963 points to 
their opponents' 425. Her highest score dur- 
ing this period was 130 to o against Wesleyan. 

A tablet in memory of Ross Gilmore Mar- 
vin, a Cornell alumnus who lost his life while 
on the polar expedition with Peary, will be 
placed by the students in the Sage chapel at 
Cornell. 

The editor-in-chief of the Palo Alto, the 
daily paper of Stanford, has been removed 
from oftice by the committee on student af- 
fairs for using the public press to incite per- 
sonal violence against a fellow-student. 

Because of the expense, swimming will be 
dropped from the lists of sports at Harvard. 

At a recent meeting of the student body of Wes- 
leyan it was voted "that a college tax of $15.00 be 
levied for the support of athletics." 

The athletic governing board of Syracuse has 
awarded "Big Bill" Horr a gold cup for being the 
athlete who attained the highest percentage in 
scholarship. 

The National Relay Championship games of 
last Saturday were won by the University of Penn- 
svlvania which made a clean sweep of the field in 
the four-mile, two-mile and mile relays. 

Athletes in the University of Indiana have been 
forbidden to compete in more than two branches 
of athletics at the same time. 

Track meets were held at Dartmouth and Yale 
last Saturday. Three Dartmouth records were 
broken in their interclass meet. Captain Palmer 
made a new record in the hieh jump of six feet one 
inch. The pole vault record was topped by Hold- 
man, '11, with a mark of 11 feet 9 inches in a tr-' 
for the record. Tilley, '13, established a new mark 
of 144 feet six and one-half inches in the hammer 
throw. 

In the Yale meet only one record was broken. 
Bobby Gardner of Chicago, amateur world's golf 
champion, furnished the sensation of the annual 
track meet by winning the pole vault in the near 
world's record figures of 12 feet 4 in. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, May 21 
2.00 Finals in New England Meet at Brookline. 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 

Sunday, May 22 

10.45 Morning service in the Church on the 
Hill, conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 

5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by the double quartette. 

Monday, May 23 

New England Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament 
at Longwood. 

1.00 Meeting of Orient Board in Deutscher 
Verein Room. 

2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 

Tuesday, May 24 
New England Intercollegiate Tennis Tourna- 
ment at Longwood. 

2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 

Wednesday, May 25 
New England Intercollegiate Tennis Tourna- 
ment at Longwood. 

2.00 Exeter vs. Bowdoin at Exeter. . 

Thursday, May 26 
2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 
7.30 Lecture in Hubbard Hall by Mr. Albert H. 

Gilmer of Bates College on "Oberammergau, the 

Play, the Village and the People." 

Friday, May 27 

2.00 Trials in Eastern Intercollegiate Track 
Meet at Philadelphia. 

2.30 Baseball Practice on Whittier Field. 

8.00 Debate between Wilton Academy and Port- 
land H. S. in Debating Room. 

Saturday, May 28 

10.00 Trials in Bowdoin Interscholastic Track 
Meet on Whittier Field. 

2.00 Finals in Interscholastic Meet. 

2.00 Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Pine Tree Grounds, 
Portland. 



HAWES, '10, COLLEGE TENNIS CHAMPION 

The results of the tennis tournament were as fol- 
lows : 

Second Round: H. Q. Hawes, '10, defeated H. 
W. Hastings, '11, 6-2, 6-2; F. C. Black, '11, defeated 
S. S. Webster, '10, 6-0, 6-2; W. A. McCormick, '12, 
defeated R. D. Morss, '10, 6-3, 6-3; R. E. Ross, '10, 
defeated M. B. Austin, '12, 6-3, 6-3. 

Semi-Finals : Hawes defeated McCormick, 6-3, 
6-1 ; Black defeated Ross 8-10, 7-5, 7-5. 

Finals: Hawes defeated Black 6-2, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3. 

The title of college champion goes to H. _ Q. 
Hawes, '10. Ross, '10, having defeated McCormick, 
'12, in a trial match, is the fourth member of the 
team which is made up as follows: Singles, Capt. 
Martin and Hawes; doubles, Martin-Hawes and 
Black-Ross. Capt. Martin and Hawes go to Long- 
wood to compete in the New England Intercollegi- 
ate Tournament the first of next week. 



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GLEE CLUB ELECTIONS 

On Thursday of last week the Glee and Mando- 
Im Clubs met in the Y. M. C. A. Rooms for the 
election of officers for the coming year. The fol- 
lowing were elected : Leader of the Glee Club, Law- 
rence P. Parkman, 'li; leader of the Mandolin 
Club, Stanley W. Pierce, 'li; manager of the clubs, 
John L. Brumett, 'ii; Assistant Manager, Robert 
D. Cole, 'i2. 



MASS=MEETINQ 

A mass-meeting was held in Memorial Hall on 
Thursday evening. May i2th, to arouse interest in 
the baseball game against New Hampshire State 
College on the following day and in the two track 
meets. The speakers were. Prof. Mitchell, Cross- 
land, 'lo. Dr. Whittier, Mr. Hawes, a former 
teacher here, Coach Morrill and Manager Emerson. 
1 hey all spoke with true Bowdoin optimism in spite 
of the fact that, as Dr. Whittier remarked, Garcelon 
Field seemed to be a hoodoo for us and later events 
have justified their confidence. A remarkable ova- 
■ tion was given Coach Morrill when he was called 
upon. The meeting closed with hearty cheers and 
singing. 



Y. M. C. A. 

A meeting of the old and new of the Y. M. C. A. 
Cabinets was held at the Hotel Eagle, Monday even- 
ing, at which the chairmen of the retiring commit- 
tees spoke of tjie work accomplished this year and 
gave suggestions for the coming year. A short 
business meeting of the new Cabinet was followed 
by a dinner enjoyed by the twenty- four members 
present. 

The following committees have been appointed 
for the ensuing year : 

Reception Committee, E. B. Smith, 'ii. Chair- 
man; H. L. Robinson, 'ii, sub-chairman; J. L. 
Brummett, 'ii; H. L. Wiggin, 'ii; and C. B. 
Hawes, 'il. 

Bible Study Committee, H. N. Burnham, 'ii, 
chairman; C. D. Skillin, '12, sub-chairman. 

Social Service Committee, C. L. Oxnard, '11, 
chairman ; J. L. Hurley, '12, sub-chairman ; H. M. 
Berry, '11, C. B. Timberlake, '12. 

Sub-Committee on Boys' Gymnasium, H. L. 
Wiggin, '11, sub-chairman. 

Press Comraitte, W. A. Fuller, '12, chairman ; H. 
C. L. Ashey, '12, sub-chairman ; P. H. Douglas, '13. 

Committe on Meetings, K. Churchill, '12, chair- 
man; G. F. Cressey,^ '12, sub-chairman; J. H. 
Newell, '12. 

Sub-Committee on Music, R. P. Hine, '11, sub- 
chairman ; G. A. Tibbetts, '12. 

Missionary Committee, F. A. Smith, '12, Chair- 
man ; W. R. Spinney, '12, sub-chairman. 

Sub-committee on Mission Study, C. O. War- 
ren, '12, sub-chairman. 

Hiwale Sub-Committee, S. J. Hinch, '13, sub- 
chairman. 

Pejepscot Committee, E. G. Fifield, '11, chair- 
man; W. T. Skillin. '11, sub-chairman. 

Membership Committee, L. McFarland, 'll, 
chairman; F. W. Davis, '12, sub-chairman; G. H. 



Macomber, '11, S. H. Hussey, '11, S. W. Pierce, '11, 
E. W. Skelton, '11, A. G. Dennis, '11, A. H. Cole, 
II, S. B. Genthner, '11, and A. J. Somes, '11. 

Fmance Committee, W. A McCormick, '12, 
chairman; T. W. Daniels, '12, sub-chairman; W. S. 
Greene, '13, A. Woodcock, '12, L. E. Jones, '13, and 
L. L. Bragdon, '12. 

doiiCQC Botes 

Adjourns in French H. on Monday. 

Joy, '12, sprained his ankle, Sunday. 

"Jim" Files, ex-'ii, was back, Sunday. 

Adjourns in Greek II. and IV. this' week. 

Carr, '13, visited friends in Gorham, Sunday. 

John Clifford spoke before the English 5 classes, 
Tuesday. 

Makepeace, '12, has been at home on account of 
ill health. 

Tilton, '13, will play with the "South Portlands," 
this summer. 

/ McNeally, '13, spent Saturday and Sunday af 
Sebago Lake. 

Prof. Woodruff attends the Greek Play given at 
Dartmouth to-day. 

Wilford Chapman of Colby, was visiting friends 
here last Sunday. 

Nixon, '13, entertained a friend from Rochester, 
N. H., last week. 

Hawes, 'ip, went to Wilton Monday, to coach 
the debating team. 

Norton, '13, and Maloney, '12, have returned 
from taking census. 

Locke, '12, entertained Wyman, '12, at his home 
in Augusta last Friday. 

The second team plays Yarmouth Academy at 
Yarmouth next Wednesday. 

Leigh, '12, has been confined to his bed during 
the past week with tonsilitis. 

F'rank P. Sheehan was on the campus Friday, 
and accompanied the Bowdoin men to the track 
meet, Saturday. 

At the faculty meeting on last Monday, W. F. 
Twombley, '13, was elected chapel organist and F. 
W. Davis, '12, leader of the chapel choir. 

The final debate in the Bowdoin Interscholastic 
League, between Portland High School and Wilton 
Academy, has been postponed to May 27. 

Hon. Asher C. Hinds, parliamentarian of the 
House of Representatives and one of the candidates 
for nomination for representative to Congress, ad- 
dressed the people of Brunswick, Saturday evening. 

The following men went to Orono in the base- 
ball squad last Wednesday: Hobbs, Means, Wilson, 
Clifford, Skolfield, Grant, Wandtke, Lawlis, Smith, 
Purington, Brooks, Manager Wiggin and Coach 
Carrigan. 

The wireless receiving apparatus recently in- 
stalled in the Science Building has proved very 
successful. Messages from all along the New Eng- 
land coast have been easily picked up by amateur 
receivers. 



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Hluinni department 

'60. — Hon. William W. Thomas, former 
United States minister to Sweden, who has 
lived in that country a greater part of the 
time during the last few years, arrived home 
on Sunday for a few weeks' visit in Portland. 
Mr. Thomas returned to Maine because of 
two very interesting events which occur in 
June. The first of these is the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the graduation of his class from 
Bowdoin, and the other is the fortieth anniver- 
sary of the' settlement of New Sweden. 

The latter event is especially interesting to 
Mr. Thomas because New Sweden is a monu- 
ment to his foresight, enterprise and ability. 
Forty years ago, after laboring for three years 
in the Legislature, he secured the passage of 
an act to encourage Swedish immigration to 
the State of Maine. He had been the war-» 
time consul in Sweden and had seen great 
hordes of Swedish immigrants embarking 
there for all parts of the United States. 

'Tf these hardy. God-fearing people can 
find homes in other parts of my country, why 
can't they establish homes and be prosperous 
in Maine, where they will have the same cli- 
mate, the same woods, and practically the 
same conditions that they now have at home?" 

Mr. Thomas repeated this statement many 
times to men in Maine whom he tried to inter- 
est in this undertaking. Finally he was made 
the commissioner and went to Sweden to 
secure immigrants. He devoted his whole 
heart to this undertaking, selected the best 
material available, brought them over to 
Maine and established them in the dense for- 
ests of Aroostook county. It was the begin- 
ning of a colony which has grown and ex- 
panded until to-day no town in Maine is more 
prosperous or has a better citizenship than has 
New Sweden. 

It was Mr. Thomas who erected the sign- 
board pointing out the path to Maine business 
men and legislators, showing them how our 
State might secure population for the vast 
tracts of land which are now lying idle and 
are practically of no value. He not only 
erected the signboard pointing out the path, 
but he staid by it until it was gilded with suc- 
cess and planted so deeply in the soil that time 
itself would not uproot it. 

'73. — George M. Whittaker, D.Sc, of 
Washington, D. C, has been elected to the 



board of overseers of Lincoln Memorial Uni- 
"versity, Knoxville, Tenn. 

'81. — The degree of LL.D. was conferred 
upon Edgar O. Achorn of Boston, by Lincoln 
RIemorial University at the close of his com- 
mencement address on Major-General O. O. 
Howard, the founder of that institution. 

'89. — Wilbur D. Gilpatric is now connected 
with Little, Brown & Co., the Boston pub- 
lishers. 

'89. — Frank H. Hill is district superintend- 
ent of schools for Littleton, Acton, and West- 
ford, Mass. 

'90. — At the banquet concluding the four 
days' sessions of the New England Arbitra- 
tion and Peace Congress held in Hartford, 
Conn., last week, Hon. George B. Chandler 
spoke very eloquently on the subject "The 
Peace of Fear and the Peace of Faith." 

'92. — Professor Henry C. Emery, chair- 
man of the Government Tariff Board, left 
New York last week for a month's stay in 
Germany and England. Germany has re- 
cently taken an industrial census and Mr. 
Emery's object in visiting that country is to 
make first-hand observations of some of the 
results accomplisheitl and the methods fol- 
lowed in gathering data. If the appropria- 
tion of $250,000 asked of Congress by Presi- 
dent Taft to enable the Tariff Board to pre- 
pare an encyclopedia or glossary of the 
American tariff is granted, a great deal of 
investigation as to cost, methods, and sources 
of production will be necessary. The board 
proposes to avail itself of all opportunities for 
obtaining information that may be helpful to 
the members in their work. 



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VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 27, 1910 



NO. 8 



DEATH OF PROFESSOR ROBINSON 

It is the painful duty of the Orient to 
record the death of one of the most popular 
members of the Bowdoin faculty, Professor 
Ro'binson. The end came at the Maine Gen- 
eral Hospital, Portland, about 6.45 Wednes- 
day morning", as the result of Bright's disease. 

Franklin Clement Robinson was born in 
East Orrington, Maine, April 24, 1852, the 
son of Harrison and Mary Clement Robinson. 
Pie went to the country school in the vicinity 
until he was fifteen years old and then attended 
Bangor High School. From here he entered 
Bowdoin in 1869. In 1874, the year follow- 
ing his graduation, he was made instructor 
here in analytic chemistry and mineralogy. 
After holding this position for four years, he 
was chosen for the Josiah Little Professorship 
of Natural Science and later, in 1881, he was 
elected to the chair of chemistry and mineral- 
ogy. This position he held until his death. 
In August, 1877, Professor Robinson married 
Elsie M. Tucker of Brunswick. Three sons 
were born to this couple : Clement F., in 1882, 
Dwight S. in 1886, and Arthur L. in 1887. All 
of these are graduates of 'this college. 

Professor Robinson has won many honors 
in the scientific world. He has been a State 
Assayer for many years, and his investigations 
have been of great value, especially in crimi- 
nal cases thruout the state. He has been a 
member of the State Board of Plealth since 
1888, and was also State Assayer of Liquor 
for some years. Professor Robinson has also 
been a member of many scientific societies, 
among which were. The American Chemical 
Society, The Society of Chemical Industry, 
and The American Public Plealth Assocation. 
In the last of these, he has been chairman of 
the committee on disinfectants from 1897 to 
his death, a member of the executive commit- 
tee in 1898-99, and president in 1906. In 1908, 
he was chairman of the board of judges which 
decided on the merits of the exhibits presented 
by the various associations for the prevention 
of tuberculosis, from all over the world, at the 
International Tuberculosis Congress held in 



Washington. The last, and one of the most 
important appointments, received by Profes- 
sor Robinson from the State, was the chair- 
manship of the State Survey Commission in 
June, 1908, and this position he held until his 
death. 

Professor Robinson has received from 
Bowdoin, in addition to his A.B. in 1873, the 
degrees of Master of Arts, in 1876, and Doctor 
of Laws in 1903. 

As a citizen of Brunswick, Professor Rob- 
inson has always been active in its intellectual 
life. He was president of The Brunswick 
Library Association from the time of its form- 
ation in 1883 and to him is due, to a great 
degree, the present beautiful public library. 
Since 1878 he has been prominent in the school 
affairs of the town. From that time until 
1898, he was a member of the school commit- 
tee. During 1898-99, he was Superintendent of 
Schools, but because of the pressure of other 
business, lie was forced to resign. In 1902, 
however, he again accepted a place on the 
school committee and this he held until his 
death. 

Professor Robinson has Jiccomplished a 
great deal for Bowdoin College. His activi- 
ties have been along so many different lines 
that it is difficult to choose the most important. 
Plowever, his greatest interest has probably 
been in the grounds and buildings. It was he 
who first took steps to furnish the college with 
a proper water supply. It was lie who first 
suggested electricity for lighting the buildings 
and he originated the idea of a central heating 
plant. Furthermore, he had an important 
part in the planning and technical oversight of 
the construction of both the Science Building 
and ITubbard Hall. Pie has always been a 
working member of the Committee on 
Grounds and Buildings, and, even before such 
a committee was instituted, he took an active 
])art in tlie improvement of the place. 

Professor Robinson will be sorely missed 
by Bowdoin, for he was very popular with both 
students and graduates. When an under- 
graduate was told that there was going to be 
a mass-meeting, rally, or any gathering of the 
whole college, one of the first things he wished 
to know was if "Prof. Rob" was going to 



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speak. Every student felt a personal interest 
in Professor Robinson whether he was in his 
classes or not, and now each feels a personal 
loss in his death. Professor Robinson was 
also an ever-welcome and efficient represen- 
tative of the college at all alumni functions, 
and the many graduates who have studied 
under his guidance unite with the undergrad- 
uates in offering to the bereaved family, their 
heart-felt sympathy. 



/ BOWDOIN 26 1-12, DARTMOUTH 26 3-4 



Captain Colbath Hero of the Fastest New 
England Meet Ever Held 

To read the score of the New England 
Intercollegiate Track Meet held on Tech. 
Field, Brookline, last Saturday afternoon, is 
sufficient to explain the disappointment that 
came to tlie plucky Bowdoin men who con- 
tested and the loyal band of rooters which 
backed the team to a finish. 

It was the bitterest kind of disappoint- 
ment, too — for there was never a New Eng- 
land meet won before by such a narrow mar- 
gin, and but few have been run under such 
unfavorable circumstances. 

But behind the disappointment there rose 
a feeling of pride which swelled the heart of 
every Bowdoin man present as he watched the 
wearers of the little black B's plodding 
round the heavy, soggy track, each one going 
all he had for old Bowdoin. The meet 
proved to all present that there is no such 
thing as a quitter in Bowdoin. 

It was the best meet in the history of the 
association, and before the discus throw had 
started Bowdoin and Dartmouth led, while 
Wesleyan, with 'two men in the discus, had an 
excellent chance to secure victory. Bowdoin, 
however, was the only one of the three that 
did not qualify in the event. Dartmouth had 
one man, Lovejoy, and Wesleyan J. PI. Park- 
inson and J. J. Hanna. Parkinson won, 
while Hanna failed to get into 'the finals. 
Lovejoy just managed to beat out Chamber- 
lain of Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
by four inches to get fourth place and into 



the finals. With Lovejoy qualified for the 
finals, which meant clinching the meet, the 
Dartmouth followers displayed their first real 
bit of enthusiasm by cheering and singing. 

Onf-y One Recokd Broken 

While there was only one record broken, 
the performances were remarkable under the 
conditions. The inclement weather kept the 
attendance down. The track was soft and 
very much against fast time. The conditions, 
nevertheless, did not hinder H. J. Colbath of 
Bowdoin proving himself not only to be one 
of the best distance runners among tlie colle- 
gians of New England, but of the country. 
He won both the mile and two-mile runs, and 
only the inferior conditions robbed him of 
getting at least one record. Colbath was 
easily the star, winning both races in hollow 
style, the mile in 4m. 27 3-5S., and the longer 
journey in 9m. 56 1-5S. There was but 40 
minutes between the two events. 

With Colbath the most sensational per- 
former, O. E. Lloldman of Dartmouth was 
the only record breaker. He cleared 11 feet 
8 7-8 inches in the pole vault, an improvement 
of 2 3-8 inches over the mark established by 
J. L. Hurlbut, Jr., of Wesleyan in 1905. The 
greatest point winner, however, was E. M. 
Roberts of y\mherst, who captured the 100- 
yards sprint in a dashing manner and secured 
places in the running broad jump and the low 
hurdles. 

yVs has been said before the star perform- 
ances of the day were by Capt. Colbath, who 
won both the mile and two-mile in record 
time for Tech. Field. There were 18 starters 
in the mile run. Mills of Technology made the 
going for the first half, with Colbath of Bow- 
doin and Harmon and Hicks of Maine close up. 
After the three-quarters it was a race among 
the three runners from the Pine Tree State. 
Plarmon was anxious to beat Colbath, who had 
beaten him the week before at the Maine in- 
tercollegiate championships. Colbath showed 
that he had plenty of speed, winning by 20 
yards, in 4m. 27 3-55., over Harmon. Hicks 
captured third after a hard brush with F. I. 
Newton of Williams. 

Many thought that Colbath's effort in the 
mile run would take the gimp out of him. 
Instead, the mile appeared to act only as a 
preliminary. Watkins of Technology was 
the chief contender. Watkins led at the end 
f)f the first mile in 4 minutes 52 seconds. Col- 
bath acted as if he could take the lead when- 



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59 



ever he wanted. Greene of Brown, Sim- 
son of Williams and Connor of Wesleyan 
fought hard, but Colbath and Watkins 
fought Colbath's rush tooth and nail until, 
entering the back straight, he was forced to 
yield to the more powerful opponent. Col- 
bath simply flew up the back straight and 
down the stretch to the finish, winning by 50 
yards in 9m. 56 1-5S., 4 3-5 seconds behind 
the record. Watkins was second, with Greene 
of Brown third and Simson of Williams 
fourth. 

Slocum and Robinson both ran a splendid 
race in the two-mile, but were unable to place. 

In the hammer throw Warren and Crosby 
came up to the expectations of everybody, 
nailing first and second places respectively. 
Edwards was the whole show in the low hur- 
dles. The latter was one of the prettiest 
races of the day. Roberts of Amherst and 
Gutterson of Vermont, fought hard all the 
way, leading Edwards by a few yards until 
the ninth hurdle when the latter picked up. 
Going over the last barrier both Gutterson 
and Roberts had a slight lead, but Edwards 
on the dash to the tape won by inches over 
Roberts, while Gutterson was third and Mar- 
ble last in 25 3-5S. 

Jesse McKenney qualified for the finals in 
the 100-yard dash and it took the cream of the 
New England college sprinters to beat him 
out. Bob Cole also found himself in rather 
too fast company in the 220, failing to qualify 
by an extremely narrow margin. 

In the high jump both Pierce and Bur- 
lingame jumped well but the latter was the 
only one to qualify tying for third place with 
Herrick of Colby, McKay of Brown, and 
Thomes of Dartmouth. In the pole vault 
Deming tied for fourth place with Herrick of 
Colby and Miles of Amherst. 

Frank Smith's failure to qualify in the dis- 
cus was certainly a piece of hard luck. On 
his last throw in the trials he made a beauti- 
ful heave, but slipped a bare inch out of the 
circle, thereby fouling and failing to qualify. 
His throw was a good 112 feet and had he 
qualified, Bowdoin would doubtless have won 
the meet. 

The shot-put brought together a bunch 
of men good for 40 feet and Newman failed 
to get a place, his best put being 38 feet 2 
inches. 

In the broad jump McFarland jumped 
from 6th place in the trials to 3d place in the 



finals winning out over Jack Marks of Dart- 
mouth by 3-4 of an inch. 

Gutterson of Vermont, who cleared 21 
feet I inch, was one of the surprises of the 
meet for many had picked Roberts of Am- 
herst to win it. 

E. R. Palmer of Dartmouth won the high 
jump, as was expected, but was unfortunate in 
not beating the record of 5 ft. 11 3-4 inches, 
held by himself and G. Horrax of VVilliams. 
lie won with 5 ft. 11 in., but failed to clear 6 
feet in trying for the record. 

While it is a bitter disappointment to lose 
there is much satisfaction in realizing that the 
Bowdoin team showed the true Bowdoin 
spirit by exceeding the expectations of her 
most enthusiastic supporters. 

Summaries 

One hundred-yard dash — First heat won by E. 
M. Roberts, Amherst; second, J. H. McKenney, 
Bowdoin. Time — 10 2-5S. Second heat won by E. 
Baldwin, Amherst; second, J. S. Russell, Dart- 
mouth. Time — 10 2-5S. Third heat won by R. V. 
Snow, WiUiaros; second, J. R. Pinkett, Amherst. 
Time — 10 2-55. Fourth heat won by W. E. Robson, 
Wesleyan ; second, J. P. Hartigan, Brown. Time — 
10 2-5S. Heat for second men — VVon by J. S. Rus- 
sell, Dartmouth; second, J. H. McKenney, Bow- 
doin. Time — 10 3-55. Final heat won by E. M. 
Roberts, Amherst; second, W. E. Robson, Wes- 
leyan ; third, E. Baldwin, Amherst ; fourth, J. S. 
Russell, Dartmouth. Time-^-io 2-53. 

Two hundred and twenty-yard dasli — Won by 
W. E. Robson, Wesleyan; second, W. C. Salis- 
bury, Technology; third, L. R. Wood, Wesleyan; 
fourth, E. Baldwin, Amherst. Time — 22 4-Ss. 

Four hundred and forty-yards run — Won by D. 
B. Young, Amherst; second, J. D. Lester, Williams; 
third, L. R. Wood, Wesleyan; fourth, W. C. Salis- 
bury, Technology. Time — 51s. 

Eight hundred and eighty-yards run — Won by C. 
B. Baxter, Dartmouth; second, P. D. White, Tech- 
nology ; third, F. E. Fortier, Maine ; fourth, R. D. 
Campbell, Williams. Time — 2m. i 3-53. 

One-mile run — Won by H. J. Colbath, Bowdoin; 
second, P. Harmon, Maine; third, W. M. Hicks, 
Maine ; fourth, F. I. Newton, Williams. Time — 
4m. 27 3-5S. 

Two-mile run — Won by H. J. Colbath, Bowdoin; 
second, H. G. Watkins, Technology : third, W. W. 
Greene, Brown ; fourth, G. F. Simson, Williams. 
Time — pm. 56 i-Ss. 

One hundred and twenty-yard high hurdles — 
Won by J. F. Wendell, Wesleyan ; second, I. D. 
Fish, Williams; third, W. J. Pead, Technology; 
fourth, W. H. Marble, Brown. Time — 16 2-5S. 

Two hundred and twenty-yard low hurdles, 
semi^nals — First heat, won by S. Edwards, Bow- 
doin ; second, A. L. Gutterson, Vermont. Time — 

25 3-5S. Second heat — Won by E. M. Roberts, 
Amherst; second, W. H. Marble, Brown. Time — • 

26 3-5S. Final heat — Won by S. Edwards, Bow- 
doin; second, E. M. Roberts, Amherst; third, A. L. 

[Continued on page 60, second column.] 



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Into the life of every hu- 
Prof. Franklin C. ^-^^^^ being there come cer- 
Robinson ^^[j^ events which so be- 

numb the heart that human sympathy can do 
little to relieve the suffering of those to whom 
they come. Such an event has just come into 
the home of Prof. Franklin C. Robinson, the 
head of the department of chemistry, whose 
death the Orient announces in this issue. 

Nevertheless, we wish to extend to the 
members of the bereaved family the tenderest 
sympathy of the active student body and of 
every alumnus of the college. 

Professor Robinson was an example of the 
ideal type of college professor — a man who, 
to quote President Hyde, "could make truth 
kindle and glow thru the dead, cold facts of 
science." He grasped his subject as a whole, 
dealt with each aspect of it in its relation to 
the whole; was able to make the subject as a 
whole unfold from day to day till it grew in 



the minds of his students into the same splen- 
did proportions that it had assumed in his 
own ; and he could put it to the test of prac- 
tical application in matters of current interest. 
He was a man who could make life larger and 
richer by the contribution he made from his 
own department. He was intensely human ; 
he knew men; was intensely interested in in- 
dividuals ; and was thoroly in touch with the 
large movements and interests of the world 
outside. Pie presented his subject lit up by 
the enthusiasm of his own great personality ; 
an enthusiasm so contagious that the students 
could not help catching it from him. 

Pie was genial, meeting the students in in- 
formal, friendly ways outside the lecture room 
either in general social intercourse or in the 
chemistry club. His standards of personal 
conduct and character were of the highest — in 
short, he was a man whom all Bowdoin men 
respected, admired, imitated and loved. 



NEW ENGLAND MEET 

[Continued from page 59.J 

Gutterson, VerniDnl ; fourth, W. H. Mai-ble, Brown. 
Time— 25 3-5S. 

Running liigh jump — Won by E. R. Palmer, 
Dartmouth, height S ft. 11 in.; second, R. D. Ely, 
Williams, height S ft. 10 in.; third, tie between J. 
B. Thomas. Dartmouth ; M. W. Burlinganie, Bow- 
doin ; S. A. Herrick, Colby, and J. R. McKay, 
Brown; height 5 ft. 7 in. McKay won toss for 
third prize. 

Running broad jump — Won by A. L. Gutterson, 
Vermont, distance 23 ft. I in.; second, E. M. Rob- 
erts, Amherst, distance 22 ft. 5 in. ; third, L. Mc- 
Farland, Bowdoin, distance 21 ft. 2 1-2 in.; fourth, 
J. Marks, Dartmouth, distance 21 ft. I 3-4 in. 

Pole vault— Won by O. E. Holdman, Dartmouth ; 
height, II ft. 8 7-8 in.; second, C. H. Jenks, Dart- 
mouth; height, II ft. 4 in.; third, Wessels, Trinity; 
height, II ft.; fourth, tie, between D. N. Miles 
Amherst; S. A. Herrick, Colby, and C. Deming, 
Bowdoin; height, 10 ft. 6 in. 

Putting 16-pound shot — Won by C. C. Clough, 
Worcester Polvtech. ; distance, 40 ft. 11 1-2 in.; sec- 
ond, G. Masoli, Williams; distance, 40 ft. II in.; 
third, C. W. Tobin, Dartmouth; distance, 40 ft. 3-4 
in.; fourth, J. H. Parkinson, Wesleyan; distance, 
.39 ft. 9 in. 

Throwing 16-pound hammer — Won by H. E. 
Warren, Bowdoin; distance, 130 ft. 5 '"■ I second, 
J. L. Crosby, Bowdoin ; distance, 127 ft. 2 in. ; third, 
W. W. Marden. Dartmouth; distance 125 ft. i 1-2 
in. ; fourth, G. C. Lewis, Dartmouth, distance, 121 
ft. 7 1-2 in. 

Discus throw— Won by J. H. Parkinson, Wes- 
leyan; distance, 115 ft.; second, J. E. Douglas, 
Tiifts; distance, 114 ft. 9 1-2 i"- ; third, J. F. 
Thomas, Williams; distance, no ft. 6 in.; fourth, 
L. E. Lovejoy, Dartmouth; distance, no ft. 4 in. 



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SUMMARY OF POINTS WON BY BOWDOIN 

Capt. Colbath lo 

Edwards S 

Warren 5 

Crosby 3 

VIcFarland 2 

Deming 3"4 

Burlingame I"3 

Total 261-12 

The Score. 

Dartmouth 26 3-4 

Bowdoin 261-12 

Wesleyan 23 

Amherst 19 i-3 

Williams 17 

M. I. T 12 

Vermont 7 

Maine 7 

Worcester Polytech 5 

Brown 4 3-4 

Tufts 3 

Trinity 2 

Colby I 1-12 

Holv Cross o 



BOWDOIN 0, MAINE S 

Bowdoin failed to repeat her former vic- 
tory over Maine in the game played at Orono 
May 18, and was shut out without a hit 
while Maine ran up five scores. McHale, 
Maine's pitcher, ^ was a complete puzzle to 
Bowdoin, striking out 14 men and receiving 
perfect support from his fielders. Bowdoin's 
chief difficulty was the same that has char- 
acterized many of the games so far, failure to 
hit at opportune times. 

The game was one of the cleanest and 
snappiest so far in the college series, both 
teams playing practically errorless ball. 

The score : 

Bowdoin. 

ab r bh po a e 

Smith, l.f 2 o 2 00 

Wandtke, ss 3 o o i 2 " o 

Clifford, lb 4 o o 9 o 

Wilson, c 3 o o 7 o 

Lawlis, 3b 3 o o 00 

Pnrington, c.f 3 o o I I o 

Brooks, r.f 3 o 2 

Grant, 2b 2 o 2 2 i 

Skolfield, 2b 100020 

Hobbs, p 3 o o o i 

Totals 27 o 24 8 I 

University of Maine. 

ab r bh po a e 

Smith, c 4 I o 14 2 

Scales, ss 4 i i 2 i o 

Pond, If 4 2 4 I o 



McHale, p 4 

Goodrich, 2b 4 

Bearce, ib 4 

Johnston, 3b 3 

Phillips, r.f 4 

McCarthy, c.f 3 



Totals 34 5 n 27 8 o 

Innings : 

Bowdoin 00000000 0—0 

Maine o o 2 o 2 i o x— S 

Two-base hits — McHale, Bearce, Pond. Three- 
base hit — Goodrich. Sacrifice hit — Wandtke. Stolen 
bases— Smith. Double plays— Clifford (unassisted). 
Left on bases — Maine 7, Bowdoin 3. First on balls 
— Off McHale i, off Hobbs i. First on errors^ 
Maine i. Hit by pitched ball— Smith and Wandtke. 
Struck out— By' McHale 14, by Hobbs 5. Passed 
ball — Wilson. Time — 1.33. Umpire — Hallen. 



BOWDOIN 2, COLBY 4 

In a ragged and slow game Bowdoin lost 
to Colby at Waterville last Saturday. The 
work of both sides was very evenly matched, 
and the game was anybody's up to the last 
inning. 

liobbs pitched winning ball, but the sup- 
port he received at critical times was the 
loosest possible, and enough to discourage any 
pitcher. 

The score : 

Colby. 

ab r ib po a e 

R. Good, cf 2 I o 2 o o 

Vail, rf 3 I O 2 O I 

Ralph Good, p 4 i I 3 6 o 

Carv, c 3 i i 6 i o 

Bowker, 3b 4 o o o I o 

Reed, lb 4 o i 11 2 

Clukey. ss 4 o i i 6 I 

Blake, 2b 3 o o i o I 

Frohock, If 2 i i o 

Totals 29 4 5 27 14 5 

Bowdoin. 

ab r ib po a e 

Smith, If 5 10 2 

Wandtke, ss 4 o I i o 4 

Clifford, lb 3 o o 6 i o 

Wilson, c 4 o I 9 I o 

Lawliss, 3b 3 i i 3 I 

Pnrington, cf 4 o i I o o 

Brooks, rf 4 o o 2 o 

Grant, 2b 3 o o o 2 I 

Hobbs, p 4 o o o I o 

Totals 34 2 4 24 6 6 

Innings : 

Colby I 0020 100 X— 4 

Bowdoin 01 00 1000 0—2 

Sacrifice hits, Roy Good, Gary, Wilson, Lawliss. 
Stolen bases— Roy Good, Smith. Double plays — 



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Ralph Good, Clukey and Reed ; Lawliss and 
Clifford, Grant and Lawliss. Left on bases — 
Colby, 6; Bowdoin, 8. First on balls — Off Good, i; 
off Hobbs, 3. First on errors, Colby, 5; Bowdoin, 
4. Struck out — By Good, 6; by Hobbs, 7. Time — 
1.47. Umpire — Allen. 



LECTURE BY PROFESSOR GILMER 

Last evening in Hubbard Hall, the second 
of the special lectures under the auspices of 
the Y. M. C. A. took place. The speaker was 
Mr. Albert Gilmer of the English Department 
of Bates College and his subject was "Ober- 
ammergau, the Play, the Village, and the 
People." Mr. Gilmer has been in the noted 
village as the personal guest of Mr. Anton 
Lang, the man who will play the part of 
Christ in the 1910 production, and, thus, he 
thoroly understood his subject. Mr. Gilmer's 
talk briefly summarized, was as follows: 

The village of Oberammergau is very 
picturesque. A typical home is a tripartite 
building. Li the most public corner is a little 
store in which are sold wooden statues, clocks, 
and pottery, the chief products of the village. 
Around and above this part are the living 
rooms and in the rear, but under the same 
roof, is a room for the cow with a hay-loft in 
the second story. 

The life in this village is much different 
from what the ordinary tourist thinks it is. 
The feverish excitement and ceaseless rush of 
the tenth year, while the play is going on, is 
not the real life of the placid, slow-going, but 
hard-working Oberammergauer. The people 
are not, as is the impression, ignorant, super- 
stitious peasants but are intelligent, courteous, 
thrifty and, for the most part, well educated, 
especially in literature and music. 

The passion play, which has made the vil- 
lage famous, is a production in which all the 
townspeople have a personal interest. Even 
during the years between the productions, 
other religious and folk plays are presented 
which keep the actors in training and also 
give the young people a chance to show what 
ability they possess. About a year before the 
big production, various candidates are chosen 
for the parts by a committe, and,- from these, 
the actors are elected by a vote of the entire 
village. The rehearsals then begin and the 
fact that the people consider this, not a play 
but a religious duty, explains the zeal with 
which they work. Mr. Lang, who was the 
Christus in 1900 and will take the same part 



in this year's production, is an upright, noble 
man who in features and manners could not 
be equalled in his part. 

]\lr. Ciilmer seemed to transmit to his audi- 
ence, the personal interest which he has in the 
people and the play — and this made the lecture 
unusuall}' interesting. 



COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS 

Prof. W. B. Mitchell has announced the 
following commencement speakers : John Le- 
land Crosby, Edgar Crossland, Robert Hale, 
Henry Quimby Hawes, Warren Eastman 
Robinson, Ralph Lane Thompson. 



CHANGE IN LATIN REQUIREMENTS 

The faculty recently voted to make a 
change in the entrance requirements in Latin 
which will be of great benefit to entering 
classes in the future. Students who have the 
required 29 points but who lack advanced 
Latin will be admitted without condition. All 
such students, however, will be required to 
take in college, Latin A and B which will be 
given as a regular college course; and, fur- 
thermore, unless they elect Mathamatics I. or 
Greek I., Freshman year, they will be required 
to elect Latin L their Sophomore year. Latin 
A and B cover Cicero, Ovid and Virgil. This 
change will be of advantage to such students 
as change from a scientific to a Latin course 
when too late to secure all the Latin neces- 
sary for a four years' course. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Prof. Foster, who has been away on 
leave of absence during this year, conducted 
the chapel service last Sunday. He began 
by assuring his hearers that in spite of his 
absence from here, he had in no way lost his 
interest in Bowdoin and that the most de- 
lightful experience of the year to him, was the 
Bowdoin Alumni Banquet in New York, be- 
cause there he was able to get into the Bow- 
doin spirit. Prof. Foster then spoke on the 
value of our motto, "Fair Play and May the 
Best Man Win," not only in college activi- 
ties but in life in general. Fie said that if 
athletic sports produced in a man belief in this 
motto and a repulsive feeling against unfair 
treatment, it might become a greater force in 



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moulding character than sermons. In order 
to reach" the ideals, however, one should add 
to this spirit of fair play, the principle of gen- 
erosity, and the combination of the two would 
ultimately guide anyone to honorable success 
in any field. 



OBITUARY 

Whereas, God has called from the flesh the spirit 
of our friend and brother. Clarence Blendon Bur- 
leigh of the Class of 18S7, we, the members of 
Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon. although we 
recognize God's good will, cannot refrain from giv- 
ing voice to our own sorrow and our sympathy for 
those bound closer to him by the ties of blood. 

Lawrence A. Crosby, 
Eugene F. Bradford, 
Richard F. White, 

For the Chapter. 



Alpha Delta Phi House, 
Brunswick, Maine. 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi records 
with deepest sorrow the death of Brother Franklin 
C. Robinson, '73. 

We feel that we can never adequately express 
our sense of the loss we have suffered in the death 
of a brother so dearly beloved and highly respected 
by all. We know, however, that those in the college, 
which is so saddened with grief will realize how 
irreparable is the 'loss of one who, in his life, was 
so loyal in his brotherhood to us, 

Philip Brayton Morss, 
Chester Elijah Kellogg, 
Ellison Smullen Purington, 
For the Chapter. 



LECTURE BY JOSEPH C. PEARSON 

One of the most pleasant events of last 
week, especially to those connected with Bow- 
doin College was the lecture by Joseph C. 
Pearson, a Bowdoin graduate and former in- 
structor, which took place last Friday even- 
ing in Memorial Hall. The lecture was illus- 
strated by about seventy views and described 
a trip which the lecturer made thru Persia in 
igo8. 

Mr. Pearson began with a brief outline of 
his scientific work which has been to ascer- 
tain the various forces which affect the com- 
pass, in different parts of Asia. He then 
explained 'that his route to Persia was by the 



way of London to Constantinople and in fact 
Constantinople was his base of operations. 
At this point several views of Constantinople 
were shown, illustrating many beautiful build- 
ings, including Roberts College, which is of 
especial interest to Bowdoin students. These 
were followed by some illustrations of the 
Bosphorus thru which Mr. Pearson passed 
when he went from Constantinople to Rus- 
sia in IQ08. The speaker next described the 
Russian people and manners and gave an es- 
pecially interesting account of a revolution 
which was in progress while he was in that 
country. The trip was then traced from Rus- 
sia thru Persia and back to Constantinople. 
The speaker treated his subject in a very 
pleasing manner, introducing many amusing 
anecdotes into his talk, and he was heartily 
applauded at the close of the lecture. 

College flotes 

Abbott. '12, was home last week. 
Wyman, '12, was home over Sunday. 
Dunphy, '13. was home over Sunday. 
Philoon, '13, was home over Sunday. 
Clark, '12, returned to college, Monday. 
Welch, '12, entertained his father last week. 
Perry, ex-' 12, was at the New England Meet. 
There were adjourns in English II. Saturday. 
Woods, '13, was visited by his father this week. 
Wakefield, 'og, attended the New England Meet. 
There were adjourns in German IV., Saturday. 
Prof. Files gave adjourns in German 2, Saturday. 

Locke, '12, visited friends in Lynn, Mass., last 
week. 

Miller, '13, is out for assistant Quill manager- 
ship. 

Prof. Mitchell gave adjourns in English 2, Sat- 
urday. 

Cony High School defeated Brunswick High, 
4-3, Saturday. 

Clark, '12, has been home sick on account of 
blood poison in his hand. 

A sending apparatus has been added to the col- 
lege wireless equipment, this week. 

Last evening the annual farewell supper which 
is given to the Senior delegation by the Kappa 
Sigma Fraternity took place at New Meadows Inn. 
A tine menu was enjoyed and this was followed by 
speeches, cheering and singing. 

The schedule of June examinations was made up 
this week. The first lot was ready for distribution 
Tuesday, but owing to conflicts which were discov- 
ered later, a new lot was made out yesterday. 



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Hlunini 2)epavtment 

'62. — After an illness of comparatively 
brief duration, Gen. Charles P. Mattocks died 
at his home in Portland on Monday evening, 
May 16. With his death another great fig- 
ure of the Civil War has been mustered out 
and the long, thin line will halt for a brief 
moment to place a wreath upon the grave of 
one of their bravest comrades. 

Not only was Gen. Mattocks conspicuous 
as a military character but he was equally 
great in civil life, and but few men will be 
more missed and sincerely mourned in Cum- 
berland County than he. He was possessed 
of all the strong traits and manly qualities 
which bring men to the front among their 
fellows and make them leaders in the differ- 
ent walks of life. Loved and honored by all 
our people, his memory is one that will be 
cherished in the years to come. 

Gen. Mattocks was born in Danville, Vt., 
in 1840, and was thus nearly seventy years of 
age at the time of his death. He received his 
early education in Phillips-Andover Academy 
and entered Bowdoin in the fall of 1858, 
where he soon became distinguished for his 
scholarship and love of athletic sports. 

On graduation, as soon as his domestic 
and business affairs could be arranged, he 
commenced to recruit a company for the Civil 
War, which had just broke out, and his work 
in this direction secured for him the commis- 
sion of a lieutenant in the Seventeenth Maine 
Regiment. 

()n that never-to-be-forgotten night, the 
following May, he was one of the leaders in 
the midnight charge at Chancellorsville, and 
so brilliant was his work that he was singled 
out to be mentioned and complimented in gen- 
eral orders. From that time on, at Fred- 
ericksburg, at Gettysburg, in the bloody bat- 
tles of the Wilderness, at Cold Harbor, Mat- 
tocks was everywhere prominent and his 
dashing bravery won promotion from rank to 
rank until at the end of the war he was made 
a brevet brigadier-general and received a 
special medal from Congress. 

At the close of the war Gen. Mattocks 
entered civil life as zealously as he had met 
the enemy on a score of bloody fields. He at 
once decided on the law for a profession, and 
entered the office of the late Judge Fox, with 
whose son he later became a partner. This 
was but the beginning of a political career 



that brought him many positions of honor 
and trust. Successively elected county attor- 
ney, member of the State Legislature, member 
of the Executive Commission to the World's 
Fair at Chicago, the last office which he held 
was that of Judge of Probate for Cumberland 
County, which position he filled until 1906. 

A rather unique incident in his life was his 
selection as a leader in the Spanish War. He 
was commissioned as a brigadier-general and 
placed in charge of the military camp at 
Chickamauga. This was probably the only in- 
stance in that war when a Civil War veteran 
was selected for an important post. While 
this service involved no fighting, it was of 
great value in organizing and keeping the 
forces in readiness for sudden and swift 
action. At the close of that war the general 
returned to his Portland home and again took 
up his round of civil duties. 

The later years of his life Gen. Mattocks 
has passed in comparative quiet, the summers 
being spent on his country estate at Baldwin. 
He has always been an eloquent speaker and 
one in great demand on Memorial and similar 
occasions thruout New England. His most 
notable speech was at the unveiling of the 
Hooker monument in Boston. 

Gen. Mattocks is survived by a widow, 
Mrs. Ella Robinson, and two daughters, Mrs. 
lames G. White of Boston, and Mrs. Eugene 
L. Badge of Portland. A military funeral 
was held over his body on Thursday, May 19, 
at St. Luke's Church in Portland. This is a 
signal honor, being the first military funeral 
in Portland for a number of years. 

'84. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Sayward 
announce tlie marriage of their daughter, 
Marion, to Clifford Wilson, of Waltham, 
Mass. 

"97. — Charles Lamb, formerly principal of 
the Old Orchard Fligh School, who has been 
chosen district superintendent of schools of 
Gray, Windham, and New Gloucester, Me., 
began his new duties on May ninth. 

'00. — Percy C. Giles is engaged as a pri- 
vate tutor and teacher in Woonsocket, R. L 

"or. — The address of Clemens Andrew 
Yost is desired. The Orient will greatly 
appreciate any information sent. 

'06. — Mr. Melvin T. Copeland, now_ an 
assistant in Economics at Harvard, has received 
from PL-irvard the award of a traveling fel- 
lowship, amounting in income to $T,200, and 
will next year study the cotton industry in 
various parts of Europe. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 3, 1910 



NO. 9 



IVY DAY 



Another year has passed and the Orient 
is called upon to record the end of Junior 
year for the Class of 191 1 by issuing the cus- 
tomary Ivy Day number. Following" the 
pEiths of tradition the class commemorates its 
passage from Junior to Senior year by plant- 
ing the Ivy, and with the usual ceremonies 
pays homage to Old Bowdoin. 

In the morning came the annual Ivy Day 
baseball game, again with Bates. In the 
afternoon the regular literary exercises were 
held in Memorial Hall. These consisted of 
the oration, .the poem and presentations, and 
were followed by the planting of the Ivy. 

Seniors' last chapel is next in order. The 
Class of 1910 marches out of chapel in lock- 
step, singing Auld Lang Syne. In the even- 
ing comes the Ivy Hop, the most brilliant 
social function of the year, bringing to a fit- 
ting close the exercises of Ivy Day. 

Harrison L. Robinson, the president of the 
class, presides ,at the exercises in the after- 
noon and makes the presentations. John L. 
Brummett, the class marshal, led the class in 
the marching. Prayer was offered at the exer- 
cises by the chaplain, Charles H. Byles. The 
committee in general charge of Ivy Day is 
composed of the following: Stanley W. 
Pierce, chairman; Harrison N. Berry; Harry 
L. Wiggin ; Stetson H. Hussey ; George H. 
Macomher. 



iVt; Day Oration 

Delivered by 
V Joseph Curtis White 

CHARACTER IN COLLEGE 

In his line, Theodore Roosevelt is now one of 
the most successful citizens of the United States. 
We may or may not agree with him in his many, 
varied and 'oftentimes radical opinions and actions, 
but we must admit that he has been a powerful in- 
fluence on the course of public events in this 
country. That is, he has attained great success in 
his life, the life of a public man. Such a life is not 
open to all of us nor, if it were, would we all wish 
to follow it, but the qualities and characteristics that 



have brought success to Roosevelt in his public life 
are the same qualities and characteristics that are 
necessary to secure success in any course of life. 
They may be summed up in the word "character." 
It is character that secures success. 

Opportunity, influence or "pull," and genius are 
of assistance in securing success but are of only 
secondary importance. The hard, persistent work 
of a man 'of character will overcome the lack of 
opportunity or of influence or of genius. In fact 
the man who waits for opportunity will wait in 
vain. The man of character seizes upon what is 
ofl'ercd him. Take, for example, Theodore Roose- 
velt. Who would say that the oflice of Police Com- 
missioner of New York was a stepping stone to the 
White House? But Roosevelt did well the work of 
this position; He did it so well that he was ofl:ered 
a higher position and so on until he occupied the 
place be now* holds. Influence or "pull" is as un- 
necessary as it was in the case of Lincoln and genius 
is nothing but hard work. The emptiness of honors 
secured through these secondary aids is well illus- 
trated in college. Freshman year the offices of the 
class are secured by men who have no other quali- 
fications than that they are able to work a frater- 
nity '"combine" or make a good appearance. By 
Senior year, however, such men are sifted out and 
the class and undergraduate body are led and 
directed by riien who have shown by consistent 
work that they have character and are fit to lead. 

A few offices may still be held by weaklings but, 
as was said in chapel about a month ago, "The 
official position amounts to no more than the dot of 
the letter T.' " The real direction of afl^airs is in the 
hands of men of character. 

It is never too early to begin to shape one's char- 
acter, for character is really a matter of habit. We 
all know that as we grow older more and more of 
our actions become habitual. As Prof. James saj'S, 
"The aim of education is to make useful habits 
automatic." Whether one has a good or a bad 
character is merely a question of whether one habit- 
ually does the right, useful act, or does the wrong, 
harmful act. 

I have said that it is never too early to begin to 
form useful habits. This is true but unfortunately 
there is a time when it is too late. In order to show 
the importance of forming a good character while we 
are young, I am going to quote again from Prof. 
James. He says, "Could the young but realize how 
soon they will become mere walking bundles of 
ha])its. they would give more heed to their conduct 
wliile in tlic plastic state. We are spinning our own 
fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every 
smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never- 
so-little scar. The drunken Rip Van Winkle, in 
Jeft'erson's play, excuses himself for every fresh 
dereliction by saying, T won't count this time !' 
Well, he may not count it, and a kind Heaven may 
not count it; but it is being counted none the less. 
Down among his nerve-cells and fibres the mole- 
cules are counting it, registering it and storing it up 



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to be used against him when the next temptation 
comes. Nothing we ever do is, in strict scientific 
hterahiess, wiped out." 

This quotations shows not only the advantage of 
forming a good character while young, but also the 
danger of forming any bad habits in this plastic 
state. As a concrete example of the evil effegt of 
a bad habit formed in school days, I will read what 
Carl Schurz says about one phase of the character 
of Henry Clay.' He says, "The habit he really had 
cultivated was that of skimming over the surface of 
the subjects of his study, in order to gather what 
knoweldge was needed for immediate employment ; 
and as his oratorical genius was developed early and 
well, he possessed the faculty of turning every bit 
of information to such advantage as to produce upon 
his hearers the impression that he possessed rich 
accumulations behind the actual display. Some- 
times he may have thus satisfied and deceived even 
himself. This superficiality remained one of his 
weak points through life." In this passage Mr. 
Schurz points out how a habit contracted in school 
weakened the character of a statesman throughout 
life. The very persistency of this bad habit shows 
how great would have been the advantage if the 
habit had been helpful instead of harmful. 

Possibly there are still some who doubt the neces- 
sity of 'living now the life that they wish to live 
later. They say, Perhaps it will be harder to change 
later than now but this is only college, it is not real 
life. After commencement, when real life begins, 
will be the time to turn over a new leaf. 

Ah, this is a great mistake. I have already 
shown that the period of college life is the time 
when our characters are molded and I now wish to 
point out that college life is indeed very real life 
to college students. To be sure college is prepara- 
tion for a sterner life but so is any period in a man's 
career. The office of Police Commissioner was 
preparatory to the Governorship of New York, the 
Governorship was preparatory to the Vice-Presi- 
dency of the United States and the Vice-Presidency 
was preparatory to the Presidency. So each step 
was preparatory to the next step, but only by ful- 
filling to the best of his ability the duties of one 
station was Mr. Roosevelt prepared to receive the 
duties and honors of the next position. So it is 
with the college. The life we live here is indicative 
of the life we will live after graduation. To-mor- 
row never comes ; we must seize to-day and make 
the most of it. 

It is true that college conditions are not those of 
after life ; there is a certain artificiality about this 
life here but still there's much in common between 
the conditions here and the conditions after com- 
mencement. We have a little world of our own 
here : a microcosm filled with duties and problems 
that can be handled by the students alone. Just as 
we conduct ourselves in our little world, so will we 
behave in the larger world. The man who shirks 
his responsibilities in college will shirk them after 
college and the man who succeeds here is pretty sure 
to succeed hereafter. Let us look, therefore, at 
some of the conditions of life at Bowdoin. 

The chief object of college training is the fitting 
of men for life; it is the development of character. 
"This does not mean." as Mr. Roosevelt says, "that 
either intellect or bodily vigor can safely be neg- 
lected. On the contrary, it means that both should 
be developed, and that not the least of the benefits 



of developing both comes from the indirect effect 
which this development itself has upon the charac- 
ter." Intellect and bodily vigor are developed by 
our studies and athletics. These two activities 
should run a parallel course and should supplement 
one another. Occasionally they clash but ordinarily 
the man who is good in one is good in the other. 
As a certain Yale Professor once said, "The man 
who is slack in his studies will be slack in his foot- 
ball work ; it is character that counts in both." At 
Bowdoin the standard of scholarship and athletics is 
high. We are recognized as one of the best small 
colleges in the country and our athletic teams have 
usually been the best expression of our athletic abil- 
ity. That Bowdoin has developed good athletes is 
attested by the following facts. 

In fifty-five football games with Maine colleges, 
Bowdoin has won thirty-six and tied two; in sixteen 
Maine Intercollegiate Track Meets Bowdoin has 
won thirteen; and in baseball in 1908 Bowdoin was 
twenty-two games ahead of the other Maine colleges 
for games played since 1872. 

But there are other important activities in col- 
lege all of which require the support of the under- 
graduates. There is the press represented by the 
Orient which should be an important factor in shap- 
ing undergraduate opinion and in effecting reforms. 
This work, however, cannot be done by one or two 
men. The whole college should take an active, in- 
telligent interest in its paper. The undergraduate 
should use its colunms for expressing opinions and 
the heads of other organizations should take care 
that the paper is furnished with accurate informa- 
tion concerning the actions of their respective organ- 
izations. The Orient should be a true newspaper 
and should not be satisfied with such notices as 
"There were adjourns in English II. Saturday." 
Upperclassmen are not interested in this fact and 
the Freshmen all knew it. The Orient should be 
interested in more important matters and should 
exDress the opinion of the college. The position of 
Editor-in-Chief should be one of the most influ- 
ential positions in college. Such is the condition at 
Yale where the editorship of the Nezvs is one of the 
most coveted positions in the University. It seems 
to me that a change in the system of election would 
secure better reporters and keener competition for 
the editorship. There is an opportunity for every 
student to show his character by assisting the editor 
in his attempt to improve the paper. 

One reform for which the editor of the Orient 
has been working is in the matter of subscriptions 
It is a notorious fact that in Bowdoin there are men 
of means who sign subscriptions for large amounts 
but never pay a cent. These men follow the teams 
and bet much larger sums than the manaeers would 
demand but still they are too selfish to spare a little 
money for the support of Bowdoin athletics. If 
Bowdoin is to have athletic teams they must be sup- 
ported and when the method of support is for each 
man to give according to his means, it is unfair and 
dishonest for men, who are well able to pay, to 
promise support but actually to shift the burden up- 
on their poorer fellow-students. Such men will be 
the tax-dodgers and dishonest ofiicials of the future. 

Honesty and fulfillment of promises is as neces- 
sary in college as in after life. 

Especiallv is this true in the government of the 
students. Here the future politician shows whether 
he is to be a "wire-puller" or a great statesman who 



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shall take his place beside Bowdoin's famous grad- 
uates. This year has been a great improvement in 
the purity of class elections. In the Junior Class 
elections was worked out in elaborate nominating 
system. According to this system each fraternity 
drew up a. slate, filling all offices with men of other 
fraternities. These slates were compared and the 
two or three men who received the greatest num- 
ber of votes for a position were considered nomi- 
nated. It was interesting to notice with what una- 
nimity the more 'important officers were nominated. 
This plan was a step toward purer college politics 
and in Bowdoin History is comparable to such re- 
forms as the Civil Service and Australian Ballot 
reforms in U. S. History. 

Another opportunity for a man to show his 
character is in his relations to the college and to 
his Fraternity. This question underlies most col- 
lege questions. The attitude that many men take 
is the chief cause of corruption at elections, it is the 
cause of much narrow, mean feeling, and is quickly 
noticed by men outside the college. Bowdoin has 
been called an aggregate of eight small colleges. 
This opinion is false but nevertheless prevails in 
some quarters. The true position of the fraternity 
in college life is that of the family in the world. 
The fraternity should be defended and its interests 
promoted but it should never be placed before the 
interests of the college. It requires great courage 
on the part of a man to subordinate his private and 
fraternity interests to the good of the college, but 
the man who can do this has done inestimable good 
to Bowdoin and incidentally to his own character. 
The man who has learned to take a broad, college 
view of a subject will be well able to confront and 
master the broad problems of American life. 

An interesting effect of fraternity life upon a 
coUege student's character is pointed out by Profes- 
sor Johnson in a letter to the Nation of October, 
1907. The fraternity gives a man a better idea of 
business responsibility and respect for the property 
of others. In this letter it is shown that since col- 
lege men have become property holders in their 
fraternity houses there has been much less damage 
done to college and town property. In the recent 
celebration when the board running track was 
burned the mischief was done by men who have not 
been here long enough to gain this respect for prop- 
erty which arises from management of fraternity 
affairs. 

So we might go through the whole number of 
college activities and trace the parallelisms between 
conditions here and those in the broader life of the 
world but these few examples are sufficient. We 
have considered enough to realize the importance of 
forming in college such habits as will make a strong 
character. We have seen that here we are devel- 
oping those qualities and characteristics that will 
distinguish us through life. Bowdoin has work for 
all her undergraduates and those who faithfully and 
honestly accept this work will be the men who in 
future years will be doing the work of the world 
and will be receiving the praise of their Alma Mater. 



iVy Day Poem 

1911 

By Charles Boardman Hawes. 

Within the pages of an old, old book. 
Dim, torn, and yellowed by the wear of years, 
Amid the myriad tales of knightly deeds 
And women ever beautiful and good, 
I found a picture, rude, and poor, and old. 
And underneath a legend on the page — 
"The Abbey of Surluse," the legend ran, 
And followed then the tale of all the past 
That dwelt about the mighty tiers of rock. 
And as I read .the tale there straightway rose 
From out the page huge walls and towers tall, 
The great, gray stone piled high in somber 

heaps, 
Fair windows ever pointing to the sky. 
Away on right and left stretched fields and 

vines. 
And rows of trees, their branches weighted 

low. 
Adown on either side the green slope spread. 
And off within the vale among the hills. 
Just where the sky swept down to meet the 

earth. 
There shone the waters of the mighty sea. 
The sun passed down and plunged behind the 

land. 
And all the .towers and battlements of stone 
Were painted by the ruddy sujiset sky. 
The pure, soft chime of bells rang sweetly 

clear. 
And swathed in cowl and gown dim figures 

passed ; 
And lo, the chant of voices filled the air, 
Of many voices clear but ever sad. 

"While fades the light of day 
Beside the bier we pray ; 
The fleeting sun has passed. 
The darkening shades creep past ; 
From hidden nooks they stream. 
And flickering tapers gleam. 
Toll, bells of Surluse, toll. 
For our good Abbot's soul. 

Through stained windows high. 

From out the glowing sky. 

The fierce light passed and changed 

To colors all arranged. 

Dim, beautiful, and fair, 

They seemed, and sweetly rare. 

Toll, bells of Surluse, toll. 

For our good Abbot's soul. 



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LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, igii Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

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W. A. McCORMICK, 1912 L. E. JONES, 1913 

W. R. SPINNEY, 1912 V. R. LEAVITT, 1913 

D. H. McMURTRIE, 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, 1911 
H. C. L. ASHEY, igi2 



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JUNE 3, 1910 



IVY DAY VO'KU— Continued 

'Through all our Abbot's life 
The world of toil and strife, 
The storm-tossed hearts of men, 
Were pictured here again; 
But mirrored by his mind 
All fair they seemed and kind. 
Toll, bells of Surluse, toll, 
For our good Abbot's soul. 

'Swift, swift the day has fled: 
Our visions all are dead. 
The sad, sad tapers burn 
By whose dim light we learn 
To struggle through the night, 
Led on by memories bright. 
Toll, bells of Surluse, toll, 
For our good Abbot's soul. 

'The lessons he has taught, 
The precepts he has wrought, 
Live on within our hearts; 



We strive to do our parts 

To build the goodly creed, 

That future men may read. 

Toll, bells of Surluse, toll, ^ 

For our good Abbot's soul." 

The chant had ceased and all the swelling 

notes 
Had died away within ithe echoing halls. 
When through the open door a young lad 

passed, 
Who studied in the monastery's school. 
He bore a book in hand, came wandering 

down, 
And paused beneath the walls and gazed in 

awe. 
Upon the sacred ground he stood and 

dreamed, 
And pondered on the days of long ago. 
And .those who dwelt within the stately pile. 
"My teachers and my friends," he murmured 

low. 
Above the mystic walls and towers loomed 
Against the deep, cold sapphire dome of 

heaven, 
Yet crude and hard the lives, untouched by 

green. 
"So bare, so bare," he whispered as he passed; 
Then stooped and delved into the soft, cool 

earth, 
And planted with his hand an ivy's shoot. 
And planting smiled and sang a little song. 

"Grow vine, grow vine. 
Gray rocks entwine 
With memories of the past. 
Bear down the years 
Our hopes and fears. 
So may they ever last. 
Green vine, green vine. 
Gray rocks entwine 
With memories of the past." 
He turned, yet gazing ever back, and passed 
Across tlie broad stone steps into .the hall. 
The sun had set and stern night held all sway. 
The tall forms of the towers loomed dark and 

grim. 
The tolling bell rang clearly through the 

night, 
The rustling wind swept down the .trees. 



I saw Surluse again when years had flown. 
Still rose the hills and rocks against the sky. 
With still the stately walls and turrets tall ; 



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H. L. R OBINSON 

President 







J. L. BRUMMETT 

MarsKal 




C. B. HAWES 

Poet 



J. C. WHITE 

Orator 




B. W. PIERCE 

CKairman Ivy Commit 




Slug 



G. H. MACOMBER 

Ivy Committee 





S. H. HUS3EY 

Ivy Committee 




H. L. WIGGIN 

Ixn^ Committee 



H. M. BERRY 

Ivy Committee 



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Great heaps of mossy stone they towered 

strong 
Beneath the blazing sun. And then a man 
All bent and gray with years came wandering 

down 
And paused beside the rocks and gazed with 

awe. 
The grim, gray shapes towered high in stately 

lines, 
But ever covered by the trailing vine. 
The ivy bowered the gnarled and beaten rocks 
And softened all the angles, all the points. 
The trees ran riot down the long green slopes ; 
Afar, far off the sea lay calm and still. 
No sound, no voice, but just the one old man 
While over all the ivy ran, and spread, 
And covered all the bare, gray rocks with 

green. 
Then from die door a boy came running out 
And laughed with glee, but stopped as if 

afraid 
When first he saw the stranger leaning by 
The wall ; yet gaining courage by delay 
He crept close to him, pulled his sleeve, and 

asked, 
"What wish you waiting here?" The old man 

turned 
And looked on him, then smiled a kindly smile 
And touched the shoulder of the boy. "See, 

lad, 
"This is my vine," he whispered as he gazed, 
"My vine I planted years and years ago. 
Gone are the voices and the minstrelsy, 
Gone are the comrades of those early years. 
The kindly friends who led my early steps ; 
Yet seem there here to live within the vine 
The mem'ries of the past, the tales of old. 
The lives of other years brought back again. 
See how the green folds wrap about the 

stone, 
Each leaf a living dream of olden days, 
All bound and twined about the old, old rocks. 
Witliin the fair green tendrils of the vine 
The spirit of the goodly lives of old 
Still reigns, not now alone but evermore ; 
Again I hear the chant of voices dear. 
Live on, thou ever sacred walls beloved 
By all who taste thy mys.tic comradeship ; 
Be all-eternal glory ever thine. 
And may thy sons forever, as they leave 
Thy shelter, pass to life's long battle line. 
And when they bear the victor's crown, and 

win 
The laurel wreath of fame, then may they lay 
Their honors at thy feet and join the ranks 
Of those who early built thy lasting name. 



Still teach thy sons to live an upright life, 
To labor, each one as he may, to work 
The common good of all ; and, whatsoe'er 
Befall, to strive for honorable deeds. 
Oh Vine, my vine, with heavy burden fraught. 
You bear in masses green all honors past, 
All memories of yore !" The old man sat 
And gazed upon ithe lofty walls. The sun 
Passed slowly down into the hazy west. 
But in the sunset glow the old man stayed 
And was endowed again with long-lost youth, 
So fair the light. About his silvered locks 
A halo seemed to rest. And then the sun 
Sank down below the great rim of the world ; 
The stars shone clear from out the cloudless 

sky. 
And down the vale the night-wind rustled 

past 
And sang the old, old song of years ago. 
The living song of present days, and then 
A prophecy of glory far more great. 
And in the eyes of him, the boy there, shone 
The spirit of the noble men of old. 
The strong ambition to achieve great deeds. 



Wp Ode 

Words by C. B. Hawes 
Music by C. E. Kellogg 

I. 

Plant we the ivy, here by the towers; 
Dear to our hearts this ivy of ours. 
Out from the pines of Bowdoin we roam, 
Over the world to city and home 
Soon must we wander far from thy ken, 
Guard thou our ivy, mother of men. 

II. 

Memories fair we link with the vine; 
Dreams of the future, our lives and thine. 
Even as ivy clingeth to stone 
So may our love be ever thine own. 
Pledge we our faith for now and for then, 
Bowdoin Beata, mother of men. 



Presentations 

In accordance with the usual custom, cer- 
tain members of 191 1 were the recipients of 
gifts from the hands of their classmates. 
The presentation was made by President 



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Robinson at the close of the exercises. Those 
who were rewarded were : 

BilHken — S. H. Hussey, Idol 

Invalid— W. H. Clifford, Crutch 

Grafter— A. H. Cole, Globe 

Tom Thumb (of 191 1) — Palmer Straw, 
Chair 

Popular Man — E. B. Smith, Wooden 
Spoon. 



BOWDOIN 4, BATES 5 

Bowdoin lost a rather well-played, and 
close game to Bates at Lewiston, Saturday. 
Though the fielding of both teams was at 
times ragged, the hitting was particularly 
heavy and clean and made a pretty game from 
a spectator's standpoint. 

The score : 

Bates 

BH PO A E 

Keaney, ss 3 3 i 2 

Griffin, c I 6 I 

Lamorey, 3b i 3 3 

James, rf o o o 

Bickford, rf 0000 

Cole, If I 2 o o 

Dorman, ib i 10 o 

Irish, cf I 2 I o 

Brady, 2b o I 2 i 

Harriman, p i 4 o 

Totals 9 27 12 3 

Bowdoin 

BH PO A E 

Smith, If I 4 I o 

Wandtke, 2b o i i 

Clifford, lb 2 10 o 2 

Wilson, c 1510 

Lawless, 3b : I 2 2 

Purington, cf i 

Skolfield, rf o o o o 

O'Neil, ss I I 5 o 

Hobbs, p I ^ I 

Totals 7 24 II 3 

Innings i 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Bates o o i o 4 o o o — 5 

Bowdoin I o o 2 o I o 0—4 

Runs made— By Keaney, Griffiil, Lamorey, Cole, 
Harriman, Smith 2, Wandtke, Hobbs, Two-base 
hit— Dorman. Three-base hit— Keaney. Stolen 
bases— Keaney, Smith. First base on balls— By 
Harriman 2. by Hobbs 2. Struck out— By Harri- 
man 6, by Hobbs 4. Sacrifice hits— Smith, Lawless. 
Hit by pitched ball— Purington. Wild pitch— 
Harriman. Passed balls— Griffin, Wilson. Um- 
pire—McLaughlin. Time— I h. 51m. 



BOWDOIN 3, TUFTS 7 

For the second time this year, Bowdoin 
was defeated by Tufts. 
The score: 

Tufts 

BH PC A E 

Qualis, 3b I 2 I 

D'k's'n, rf o o 

Dustin, ss I 2 2 

Knight, lb i 7 o i 

Hall, p 0030 

Hooper, l.f 2400 

Henry, c 3 11 2 i 

Roberts, 2b o 2 i i 

M'Kenna, cf o i i 

Chapman, r.f o o o 

Totals 8 27 II 4 

Bowdoin 

BH PO A E 

Smith, l.f o 2 o 

Wandtke, 2b 3 3 l 

Clifford, lb 2 10 i 2 

Wilson, c I s I o 

Lawless, 3b 4 3 

Purington, cf i i o i 

Brooks, r.f o i o 

O'Neil, ss I I 4 I 

Davis, p o 

Lewis, p 0001 

Hobbs, p o 3 

Totals 5 27 12 9 

Tufts 3 I 3 o o — 7 

Bowdoin I o o 2 — 3 

Runs — Qualis, Dustin, Knight (3). Hall, 
Hooper, Smith, Clifford, Hobbs. Two-base hits — 
Qualis, Hooper, Clifford. Bases on balls — Off 
Davis, 2; off Lewis, 2. Struck out — By Hall, 13; 
by Davis, 2. Stolen bases — Hooper, Purinton. Sac- 
rifice hits — Qualis, Dustin, Knight. Hit by pitched 
ball — By Hobbs (McKenna). Passed ball — Henry. 
Wild pitch — Lewis. Double play — O'Neil, Wandtke 
and Clifford. Time — 2h. 12m. Umpire — Daley. 



BOWDOIN 6, EXETER S 

Bowdoin took a little trip up to E.xeter 
on May 25th and after a thirteen inning ar- 
gument with Phillips-Exeter won out, 6-5. 

Both Means and Hobbs were effective and 
received good support from the rest of the 
team. 

The summary : 

Bowdoin 

BH PC A E 

Smith, l.f I I o o 

Wandtke, 2b 2140 

Clifford, lb 2 22 I 

Wilson, c 2 7 3 

Lawlis, 3b I I I I 

Purington, cf 1200 



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Brooks, rf o o o i 

Schofield, rf I o o o 

O'Neil, ss I 4 S i 

Means, p i i 3 o 

Hobbs, p o 5 o 

Totals 12 39 21 4 

Exeter 

BH PC A E 

Wingate, 3b 3 5 2 i 

Hennessey, 2b 2 6 

Curtiss, ss 2 S I 2 

Frye, r.f I 3 

Pratt, c.f 1300 

Way, c I 3 I o 

Fox, lb 18 

Walsh, l.f 0001 

Litchfield, p i o 6 I 

Totals 9 39 16 5 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 
Bowdoin. 01400000000016 
Exeter ..0200 i 2000000 — 5 

Runs made — By Clifford, Wilson, Lawlis, 
Purington, Brooks, Hobbs, Wingate, Frye, Pratt, 
Walsh, Litchfield. Two-base hit — Way. Three- 
base hit — Pratt. Home run — Wilson. Stolen bases 
— Wandtke. Lawlis, Brooks, Wingate. Pratt, Walsh. 
Base on balls — By Means 5, by Hobbs, by Litch- 
field 3. Struck out — By Means 3, by Hobbs 4, by 
Litchfield. Sacrifice hits — Smith, Brooks. Sacri- 
fice fly— Clifford. Double play— O'Neil and Clifford. 
Umpire — W. E. Quinlan. Time — 2h. 43m. 



PRIZE OFFEIiED FOR A COLLEGE SONG 

A prize of twenty dollars is to be given by 
the 1 910 delegation of the Ibis for the best 
college song to be written by an undergrad- 
uate in the next year. The song need not be 
accompanied by original music but a good 
song with original mvisic is to be given pref- 
erence. In case no song of sufficient merit is 
presented the prize will not be given. 



Y. M. C. A. 

The Y. M. C. A. is sending out, this week, to 
about 500 of the Alumni, a brief summary of the 
work it has done during the past year. Some of 
the figures it contains are of interest, as follows: 
Members. 197; enrolled in Bible Study, 118, for two 
months or more, 52; in Mission Study, 103, for two 
months, 68 ; average attendance at meetings, 52 ; per- 
centage of students giving toward Mr. Hiwale's sup- 
port 40 per cent. ; and total amount of money ex- 
pended thru the association, nearly $800. This report 
will also be sent to every undergraduate member of 
the Y. M. C. A. who has paid his dues. It is hoped 
that those who have not done this will be spurred 
on to do so, in order that the year may end suc- 
cessfully from a financial standpoint. 



PSI UPSILON HOUSE PARTY 

The annual Psi Upsilon reception and dance was 
given on Wednesday by the I-Cappa Chapter at its 
Chapter House. The house was very prettily deco- 
rated and presented a charming appearance. The 
reception was held from four until six in the after- 
noon and dancing began at eight-thirty in the even- 
ing. At its close the bouse was turned over to the 
girls. 

The committe in charge of the afifair consisted 
of Clinton N. Peters, '10; Ben W. Partridge, Jr., 
'11; Robert P. King, '12; and Albert P. Cushman, 
'13. The patronesses for the party were Mrs. Geo. 
T. Files of Brunswick; Mrs. Philip G. Clifford of 
Portland ; and Miss May Potter of Brunswick. 

Among the guests in the evening were : Miss 
Marjorie Frank of Bangor; Misses Anna Milliken, 
Evelyn Edwards, Janet Peters, Marjorie Bond and 
Dorothy Clay of Portland ; Miss Lillian Fogg of 
Freeport; Miss Margaret King of Ellsworth; Miss 
Lina Andrews of Bath ; Misses Madeline and Doro- 
thy Bird of Rockland ; Miss Ellen Baxter of Bruns- 
wick ; Miss Dorothea Shute of Newton Centre, 
Mass. ; Misses Marion and Dorothy Ransom of 
Maiden, Mass. ; Miss Janet Chesley of Waterbury, 
Conn. ; Mrs. C. A. Davis of Brookline, Mass. ; and 
Mrs. C. T. Hawes of Bangor. 

The delegates from the other fraternities were : 
John L. Crosby, '10, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Harold 
W. Slocum, '10, Theta Delta Chi; Harrison M. 
Berrv, '11, Delta Upsilon; and John L. Curtis, '11, 
Beta Theta Pi. 



ZETA PSI HOUSE PARTY 

The Sixth Annual Hop of the Lambda Chapter 
of Zeta Psi was held at its house on College street, 
Wednesday evening. The guests were received 
from 3 to 5 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, at the 
chapter house, after which dinner was served at 
New Meadows Inn. The house was prettily deco- 
rated with smilax, palms, plants, and cut flowers. 
Alusic was furnished by Kendrie's Orchestra. On 
Thursday, a trip was taken to the Gurnet. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. 
Charles C. Hutchins, Mrs. Paul Nixon, and Mrs. 
Hartley C. Baxter of Brunswick; Mrs. Leland O. 
Ludwig of Houlton; and Mrs. Charles Dunn, jr., of 
Portland, Me. Mrs. Charles C. Baird of Spring- 
field, Mass., was chaperone. 

The committee in charge of the hop was com- 
posed of: Richard R. Eastman, Gardner W. Cole, 
Mark W. Burlingame, and Robert W. Belknap. 

The delegates from the other fraternities were : 
Alfred W. Stone from Delta Kappa Epsilon; Colby 
Morton from Delta LIpsilon ; Clyde L. Deming from 
Theta Delta Chi; and Elmer H. Hobbs from Beta 
Theta Pi. 

The guests were : Miss Florence Philbrick and 
Miss Faucher G. Sawver, of Skowhegan, Me.; Miss 
Grace Sweet of .Providence, R. I.; Miss Hazel Perry 
and Miss Helen Cooper of Rockland; Miss Helen 
Merriman, Miss Edith Weatherill, and Miss Mar- 
garet Day of Brunswick; Miss Lucile Russell; Miss 
Margaret L. Kimball of Alfred, Me.; Miss Marion 
Wheeler, and Miss Rose Tvler of Portland ; Miss 
Nellie Hodgdon of Bath ; Miss Emily Graham and 



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Miss Gladys L. Umberhine of Topsham; Miss Vir- 
ginia Bubar of Houlton; Miss Gladys Goodhue of 
Fort Fairfield ; Miss Ruth Farmer of Auburndale, 
Mass. ; Miss Mae E. Hussey of Blaine ; Miss Doris 
Hussey, and Miss Marguerite Paige of Damariscotta, 
and Miss Edythe Atkins of Belfast. 



Hlumni Bepattment 

'41 — William B. Dean, Esq., one of our 
oldest alumni, has lately removed from Dyer, 
Nevada, to Los Angeles, California. 

'92. — Hon. Herbert M. Heath, of Augusta, 
delivered the Memorial Day address in Houl- 
ton, last Monday. Other Memorial Day 
speakers were: George C. Webber, '95, of 
Auburn, at Turner; Rev. H. E. Dunnack, '97, 
of Augusta, at Winthrop; Harrie L. Webber, 
'03, of Auburn, at Monmouth ; Hon. Andrew 
P. Haley, '03, of Sullivan, at Gouldsboro; 
Rev. O. W. Peterson, '06, at East Baldwin. 

'97. — Ralph Clark is a practicing physician 
at Limerick, Me. 

'97. — Joseph W. Hewitt is assistant profes- 
sor of Greek in Wesleyan University. 

'01. — Harry H. Cloudman, M.D., is a prac- 
tising physician at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

'02. — Richard B. Dole is connected with 
the U. S. Coast Survey. 

'04. — Ethel May, the wife of George C. 
Purington, Jr., died on Saturday, May 21, at 
her home in Cambridge, Mass., at the age of 
27 years, 11 mos., 21 days. The funeral was 
held at her late residence oit Tuesday, May 
24, at 2 o'clock. 

'05. — Stanley P. Chase, of Woodfords, has 
been awarded one of the Bowdoin graduate 
prizes of $200 for dissertations in English at 
Harvard University. 



KAPPA SIGMA HOUSE PARTY 

The fourth annual dance of Alpha Rho Chapter 
of Kappa Sigma, was held in Pythian Hall last 
Wednesday evening. The patronesses were : Mrs. 
Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. William T. Foster, Mrs. Frank 
M. Stetson, Mrs. Willis B. Moulton, Mrs. Frank 
Milliken. Among the guests were the Misses Lucy 
Sweetsir, Elsie Chase and Adelaide Mitchell of 
Portland; Frances Barrett of Westbrook; Margie 
Davis of Saco ; Doris Amick of Yarmouth ; Audrey 
L. Duffey of Medford, Mass.; Ethel Brown of 
Whitinsville, Mass. ; Gertrude Callahan, Lewiston ; 
Florence Cole, South Portland ; Elise Makepeace, 
Barnstable, Mass. ; Sara Palmer, Bangor ; Edith 
Bracher, Rahway, New Jersey ; Maebelle Doughty, 
Winifred Curtis, Anna Snow, Lucy Stetson and Al- 
fretta Graves of Brunswick. The delegates from 



the other fraternities were : Thomas W. Williams, 
'10, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Henry L. Hawes, '10, 
Theta Delta Chi ; Ira B. Robinson, '10, Beta Theta 
Pi; Lawrence McFarland, '11, Delta Upsilon. Stet- 
son's Orchestra furnished the music. The com- 
mittee in charge of the arrangements consisted of: 
Stuart F. Brown, '10, of Whitinsville, Mass. ; Ralph 
B. Grace, '10, of Saco; William H. Callahan, '11, of 
Lewiston; Edward W. Skelton, '11, of West Brooks- 
ville ; Edward O. Leigh, '12, of Seattle, Wash. ; and 
Leon E. Jones, '13, of Winthrop, Mass. 



DEPARTMENT OF GERMAN— Announcement, 1910=11 



First 
Year 
Course 



German 1 and 2. Elementary course. Three 
divisions. Div. A : Mon. Wed. Fri. at 1.30 ; 
Div. B: Mon. Wed. Fri. at 2.30; Div. C : 
Tues. Thurs. at 1.30, and Sat. at 8.30. 

Professors Files and Ham. 



German 3 and 4. Prose composition and 
reading. Tues. Thurs. Sat. at 10.30. 

Professor Files. 
Second „ ^ , ^ x, ,. , , . 

Year German 5 and 6. Reading and translation 
Courses °^ modern German. Practice in writing 
German. Mon. Wed. Fri. at 10.30. 

Professor Ham 

Note — Courses 3, 4 and 5, 6 may be elected by the 
same student in the same year. They may not here- 
after be elected by the same student in successive years. 



German 7 and 8. History of German Liter- 
ature to 1748. Lectures in German and 
collateral reading. Tues. Thurs. Sat. at 
11.30. Professor Files. 

German 9 and 10. History of German Lit- 
Third erature from 1748 to the present time. 

Year Lectures in German and collateral reading. 

Courses Mon. Wed. Fri. at 11.30. 

Professor Ham. 
German 11 and 12. A course in reading and 
translation with special attention to the de- 
velopment of a working vocabulary. In 
igic-ii this course will be limited to three 
students. Hours to be arranged. 

Professor Ham. 



Fourth 

Year 

Course 



German 13 and 14. (Verein Course.) 
1910-1911 : Drama of the Classic Period. 
1911-1912: Goethe's Faust. 
1912-1913: Contemporary Drama. 

Prerequisite : one of the third year courses. 
Tuesday 2.30-4.30. 

Professor Files. 



German 15 and 16. Gothic and Old High 
German. Hours to be arranged. 

Professors Files and Ham 

Note — The Deutscher Verein will be composed 
of students who elect Courses 13, 14 or 15, 16 and of 
students of high rank who began German in Sopho- 
more year and are taking one of the third year courses 
in German. 



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VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 24, 1910 



NO. 10 



One Hundred and Fifth Commencement 



Sunday, June 19 

Baccalaureate Sermon 

Commencement week for the Class of 1910 
opened Sunday, June 19, with the Baccalau- 
reate Sermon by President Hyde in the 
Church on the Hill. Rev. John H. Quint pre- 
sided. Led by the Marshal, John L. Crosby, 
2d, the class marched into the church and took 
seats in the first five center rows. The text 
was taken from Matthew vii: 13-14: "Enter ye 
in at the straight gate; for wide is the gate, 
and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruc- 
tion, and many there be which go in thereat. 
Because straight is the gate, and narrow is 
the way, which leadeth unto life, and few 
there be that find it." President Hyde spoke 
in substance as follows : 

The Christian man ever carries in his mind and 
heart a vision of the perfect good-will, and strives 
to do it. The extent to which a man does this is the 
measure of his Christianity. Our own lives approx- 
imate this Broad way, of which there are four main 
types; the Second-Hand Christian. the Un-Christian, 
the Anti-Christian, and the Pseudo-Christian. 

The Second-Hand Christian is the man who is 
Christian from habit, because his parents were 
Christians. He is shallow and superficial, weak and 
yielding in crises. Next below is the man who is 
frankly Un-Christian. He is ruthless in business, 
unscrupulous in finance, one who violates the spirit 
if not the letter of the law. The Anti-Christian, 
fortunately rare of late years, is the man who bit- 
terly hates and unsparingly denounces, usually be- 
cause he has confounded Christianity with some 
narrow religious doctrine. Worst and last is the 
false or Pseudo Christian, the deliberate hypocrite, 
who uses doctrines and principles to further his 
own interests. 

In reverse order, the paths that lead out of these 
broad ways are : For the Pseudo Christian : Let him 
make sure his creed is built up around his heart. 
Let the Anti-Christian make a careful examina- 
tion and honestly discriminate between the true 
religion and that caricature to which he took excep- 
tion. There is only one course open to the Un- 
Christian. and that is sharp and steep : Repent. 
Second-Hand Christianity is hard to get out of. for 
it begets a false complacency and usually needs a 
shock to arouse it to the true view. 



Monday, June 20 

The usual crowds of alumni and visitors 
began to make their appearance on the campus 
Monday, and as the rooms in the various fra- 
ternity houses were in their customary vaca- 
tion state of more or less disorder, the room 
facilities of Brunswick were thoroughly tested. 
I'osters bearing notices of coming Class and 
Fraternity Reunions and Banquets made their 
first belittering appearance upon the campus 
trees and "old grads" could everywhere be 
seen roaming about in delightful anticipation. 

Alexander Prize Speaking 

Monday evening nine men chosen by elim- 
ination trials competed in Memorial Hall for 
the Alexander Prizes of twenty and ten dol- 
lars for excellence in public speaking. 

The judges were Walter Augustine Rob- 
inson, A.M., '76; Mrs. George C. Riggs (Kate 
Douglas Wiggin) Litt.D., and James Austin 
Bartlett, '06. First prize was awarded to 
.Vrthur Deehan Welch, '12; second prize to 
.\rthiu- I~[arrison Cole, '11. 



Tuesday, June 21 

Class Day 

The Class Day Exercises were very largely 
attended this year and every event on the pro- 
gram was heartily received. Sumner Edwards, 
class president, presided over the exercises, 
the committee of arrangements consisting of 
James I^. IrEamburger, Robert D. Morss, Will- 
iam P. Newman, Rodney E. Ross, and E. Cur- 
ti.s Matthews, Jr. At the exercises in the 
morning prayer was offered by Edgar Cross- 
land, as Harold W. Slocum, the class chap- 
lain, was obliged to be absent because of the 
illness of his mother. The Oration, delivered 
by John D. Clifford, and the Poem, read by 
Robert Hale, appear below. 

The Oration 

Four years ago when the members of the pres- 
ent graduating class were Freshmen, on the evening 
that the Alexander Prize Speaking contest was held. 
General Oliver Otis Howard sat upon this plat- 



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form and acted in the capacity of chairman. Those 
of us who were present that evening might have 
noticed his vigorous physique, his Iceen, bright eye, 
the kindly, expression of his face, in short, the bear- 
ing of a man who had accomplished a great work 
in this world. 

It is only right and appropriate, since his death 
occurred on the 26th of last October, that the life of 
such a man who had done so much for humanity, a 
Bowdoin graduate of sixty years ago, one who had 
within his breast the true Bowdoin spirit, should be 
reviewed here to-day. 

I know that any picture of his life work which 1 
could bring before you must be inadequate, and 1 
realize that the power to paint him with justice 
belongs to some one far abler than myself. 

The life of Oliver Otis Howard from his birth to 
his death was that of a typical American. 

He was born on a Maine farm, where luxu- 
ries were unknown, but where the comforts of life 
lay in abundance. His parents were of the old-fash- 
ioned stock, hard-working, God-fearing, intelligent 
and upright, tiis boyhood days were spent with 
others of his own age, who like himself, were hardy, 
wholesome, honest, and self-respecting. Then- 
homes were tliose of honest people, where piety and 
patriotism were important factors in their daily life. 

Howard was more ambitious than his comrades 
and desired an education. While going through 
Yarmouth Academy and Bowdoin College, his hab- 
its and his work showed them some of the charac- 
teristics which followed him through life. He says, 
"I see that I had in my mind very clearly defined 
one purpose, and that was to accomplish what I 
undertook, in spite of all obstacles in my way." And 
he did this. His tenacity of purpose was very evi- 
dent ; he would not give up until he had accom- 
plished what he set out to do. 

The foundation of the pure life which he always 
led was laid here at Bowdoin. 

At graduation an opportunity, wholly- unexpected, 
presented itself to him. This opportunity was an 
appointment to West Point. If he had refused to 
accept, the life story of General Howard might have 
been a very different one. For years he studied 
at the Academy, and was graduated among the 
leaders of bis class. But here, as in later years, he 
became unpopular. Accusation was made that ^ he 
was an abolitionist, that he associated with the "cut 
men," that he visited and made friends with the 
enlisted men; and that he joined the Bible class, 
and curried favor with the professor of Ethics. His 
life there for a time was wretched but his proud 
spirit would not allow him to seek favors froin any- 
one. Finally Captain Allan perceived how unjustly 
Howard was being treated and as a friend advised 
him "to knock some man down." Not long after 
this advice was given, he began to win many friends. 
Many of his former enemies were now his warm 
admirers and associates. 

While acting as an instructor at West Point, 
the feeling of bitterness between the North and 
South was becoming more and more intense. It 
reached into the daily life of the cadets, into the 
relations between professors and instructors. 
Heated discussions arose and men parted in no 
friendly mood. Friendships of long standing were 
broken. Many favored the South secession, others 
the North and the preservation of the Union. 



Militia companies were formed in all parts of 
the country, North and South. Public anxiety was 
at a high pitch. The speeches of Abraham Lincoln 
were of far-reaching importance. "Patriotism be- 
came a living thing, a passionate emotion, an inde- 
linable something in which instinct, logic, and feel- 
ing were fused." 

The Northerners felt that the country, at any 
cost, must be saved, and the young men of our 
nation were willing and ready to make any sacrifice. 

His love of country, and his belief that the North 
was justified in its stand, made Howard desirous 
of going to the front. James G. Blaine tendered to 
Howard the colonelcy of the Third Maine Regi- 
ment. He accepted the commisison and proceeded 
at once to Washington where a brigade was put 
under his charge. 

Now began the actual service, service such as few 
men could give to their country, for General How- 
ard possessed all the qualifications of a leader, physi- 
cal strength, endurance and courage, and a bound- 
less faith in the justice of his cause. 

You may read of his part in the battles of Bull 
Run, Williamsburg, Fair Oakes, Antietam ; of how 
he saved the day at Gettysburg and of his part in 
over thirty other battles. If you read about them 
you will find him always leading his men on, plan- 
ning, driving, encouraging his soldiers to do their 
duty and save the Union. 

At the battle of Bull Run, -when the men in his 
brigade were in actual combat for the first time, 
when they saw man after man fall by their sides, 
when they heard above the roar of the battle the 
shrieks and moamings of the wounded and dying, 
when they saw the Confederates with their deadly 
fire advancing upon their lines, panic seized the 
entire brigade. They ran in confusion back to their 
camp. But the very next day. General Howard led 
that same brigade back to that battlefield, by force 
of his own will and character, by his ability to con- 
trol men, and they gallantly withstood every Con- 
federate attack. 

,^t the battle of Chancellorsville he met defeat 
and suffered heavy losses. Because of this fact he 
was severely criticized throughout the country. 
Imputations of neglect to obey orders, of fanatical 
reliance on the God of Battles, of extraordinary 
self-confidence, of not intrenching, of having no 
patrol, pickets aind skirmishers, and other accusa- 
tions equally far from true, were made against him. 

General Howard obeyed his orders to the letter. 
Neither pickets, skirmishers, or patrols could locate 
General Jackson because of the dense wood. 
-■\lthough he did all in his power to preserve order, 
yet his officers, men and , horses became panic- 
sticken. But the chief reason for his _ defeat was 
the great array of Confederates numbering over 25,- 
000 men against his force numbering hardly 8,000, 
and led by that daring, dashing, courageous and 
peerless leader, Stonewall Jackson. 

At the battle of Fair Oaks on June I. 1862, Gen- 
eral Howard's right elbow was shattered. Still he 
stayed upon that field, directing his forces, suffering 
intense pain and weakened by the loss of blood. ^ Not 
until a surgeon found him in this awful condition, 
and induced him to go to the improvised hospital, 
would he leave the scene. Even in that state he 
insisted upon helping a soldier, who like himself 
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lose an arm, he replied, "All right, go ahead, happy 
to lose only my arm." When he awoke and found 
his arm gone, he felt relieved, content and thankfvd. 
The very next morning he left for home, for if he 
could do nothing in battle now, he could at least go 
back to his native state, until his wound should heal, 
and there urge more men to join the army. He 
considered no sacrifice too great to be made in the 
cau.se of our national unity and of human liberty. 
His courage was unquestioned, his ability to control 
men was wonderful, his careful planning before 
every battle was approved by his superior ofricers. 
He was not a great strategist as were Sherman and 
Jackson, but he was thoroughly grounded in the art 
and science of war, and he was reliable. 

It was all over now ; thousands who had left 
their homes full of ambition and hope and courage 
were left buried among the unknown dead. Those 
who had been fortunate were now mustered out of 
military service, carrying with them as tokens of 
honor, their certificates of discharge, proud of their 
achievements. Full of hope for the future, they joy- 
fully sought their widely scattered homes. 

Nothing is more admirable than the way the 
war came to an end. The armies cpiietly lay down 
their arms and took up the peaceful ways of the civ- 
ilian. The two great leaders. Grant and Lee, knew 
when further fighting would be useless, they had 
fought manfully and with equal energy. The con- 
clusion was now at hand and it is to their ever- 
lasting honor that they knew when the hour of 
peace had struck. 

The time came for the grand review at Wash- 
ington, a review that stands forth to-day, unpar- 
alleled in the history of our country. General 
Sherman called Howard to him and asked him to 
surrender the command of the Army of the Ten- 
nessee to General Logan "It will be everything to 
Logan to have this opportunity. You, Howard, 
are a Christian and won't mind the sacrifice." Geia- 
cral Howard submitted. 

But this was a terrible blow to him. Imagine his 
feelings when the reward that should be his, the 
opportunity of leading before the President and the 
assembled cheering multitudes, the army that he 
had led and fought with, from Atlanta to the sea, 
was to be given to another man. But he overcame 
at that time, himself. On May 24th, 1865, General 
Howard rode by General Sherman's side in that 
review, but when the western armies passed before 
the President of the United States, Logan and not 
Howard was at the head of the Army of the Ten- 
nessee. 

Something must be done now for tbe freedman. 
Over 4,0O0;O0O negro slaves, scattered over a vast 
territory, living in the midst of another people, 
claiming to be superior, and known to be not alto- 
gether friendly, had been set free by the war and the 
proclamations of the President. They had left their 
places of work and had become nomadic hordes, 
"wandering wherever want drove, or untutored in- 
clination enticed them." 

They were to be found in varied ill-conditioned 
masses from Maryland to Mexico, and from the 
Gulf to the Ohio River. "An awful calamitous 
breaking up of a thoroughly organized society." 

Something must be done to belp them. Con- 
gress, after much debate, passed the law establish- 
ing the Freedman's Bureau, the purpose of which 
was to aid the freedmcn in obtaining work, prop- 



erty, and education and to help out the poor and 
needy. • 

After careful consideration by President Lincoln 
and the other leaders of our government. General 
Howard was chosen as head of the Bureau. Again 
he was placed in a situation of utmost difiiculty, but 
he went on with the work with that old fixed pur- 
pose of getting the thing done. 

General Howard had no precedent to refer to, 
there was no situation in any other country similar 
to the conditions in the United States. 

Correspondence heaped in upon him, advice good 
and bad came from all sources, newspapers were 
severely criticizing the bureau and its chief; all was 
m disorder; and to General Howard fell the task 
of completing an organization that would take care 
for the millions of roving, ignorant people. 

In his own words, he says, "In such an unset- 
tled state of affairs, to inspire hostile races with 
nnitual confidence, to supply the immediate wants of 
the sick and starving, to restore social order, and to 
set in motion all the wheels of industry, was no 
ordinary task." 

When General Sherman heard of the appoint- 
ment, he wrote to General Howard, and said. "I 
hardly know whether to congratulate you or not, 
but of one thing you may be assured, that you pos- 
sess my entire confidence, and I cannot imagine that 
matters that involve the future of 4,000,000 souls 
could he put in more charitable and more conscien- 
tious hands. So far as man can do, I believe you 
will, but I fear you have Hercules' task." 

General Howard went on with his plans. Relief 
was soon given to the unfortunate, work was pro- 
vided for many, farms were hired, families were 
kept together, and schools were established through- 
out the insurrectionary states. In 1865 there were 
established in the states which had been in insur- 
rection, 740 schools, with over 90,000 pupils. LTnder 
his guidance, managership, and encouragement in 
four years' time there were 2,118 schools, a gain of 
1,378 schools, and over 250,000 pupils, or a gain of 
over 160,000 students. 

General Howard's plans for education were espe- 
cially hampered by secret societies, such as the 
White Caps, The Regulators, and the Ku Klux 
Klan, whose purpose was to intimidate the negro, 
destroy the schools and to compel the white teach- 
ers to leave. At one time in Tennessee alone there 
were over 40,000 members belonging to these socie- 
ties. 

He still carried on his work, overcoming all ob- 
stacles and withstanding all criticism. 

After all this labor for his government was com- 
pleted he was investigated on charges brought up 
by a newspaper, on three or four counts. After a 
rigid investigation by Congress they voted him an 
acquittal, and in their report said that the charges 
were groundless and causeless, and that the com- 
missioner had been a devoted, honest and able pub- 
lic servant. The report closed after eulogizing his 
work wtih these words, "He is deserving of the 
gratitude of the American people." 

Now his labors as an educator began. After 
bard struggles he established Howard University 
and helped lay the foundations for over 70 insti- 
tutions of learning. 

In regard to the religious side of his nature, 
Mr. Edgar O. Achorn, of the Class of t88i, 
[ Continued on page 77. 1 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 

LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER. 1912 Managing Editor 

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Another year in old Bow- 
Bowdoin's Progress doin has passed into his- 
tory, and another class 
that has helped to make her name known and 
respected among sister institutions has left her 
historic halls to do what it can for the honor 
of Alma Mater in the future. A glimpse at 
the past year is reassuring in its evidence of 
steady advancement along all lines of healthy 
growth, and invites comparison with that time, 
25 years ago, when President Hyde first 
entered upon his duties as the college's head. 
In 1885 Bowdoin was a college of 119 stu- 
dents, numbered a faculty of 12, and pos- 
sessed productive funds amounting to $222,- 
500. To-day, with 346 students, a faculty of 
26, she is well provided for by productive 
funds totaling $2,017,000. Gifts amounting 
to $148,594.77 have been received during the 
past year. Buildings added since that time to 
complete the campus quadrangle are the 



Walker Art Building, the Searles Science 
Building, Hubbard Hall, and the Observatory. 
And to President Hyde are to be attributed 
those changes in elective courses and numer- 
ous other improvements that have made Bow- 
doin what she is, a moulder of true men. May 
this, his 25th year of service to Bowdoin, be 
far from his last ! 



■ The one event that has cast 
Sorrow most sadness over the stu- 

dent body was the recent 
death of Professor Franklin C. Robinson, the 
friend and adviser of nearly every man in col- 
lege, the teacher who shared with Professor 
Chapman the title of "Bowdoin's Most Popu- 
lar Professors." 



This year, perhaps, more 
A Farewell than any other, has Bow- 

doin had the misfortune of 
losing member after member of her faculty, 
who have been called to higher positions by 
large insitutions with which the small college 
is unable to compete. Such loss, though 
indicative of the type of men on Bowdoin's 
faculty, is none the less deeply felt. Professor 
Allen Johnson becomes a professor, and 
Professor Fairchild an assistant professor at 
Yale; Mr. Scott goes to Chicago University 
as an assistant professor; Mr. Snow is to be 
an' instructor at Williams ; Prof. Hastings will 
retire and enter business. To all of these the 
Orient, with gratitude for their efforts in the 
past, extends its best wishes for the future. 



It is but fitting that such a 
Welcome to Peary year of success should be 

crowned at its Commence- 
ment time by the visit of one of Bowdoin's 
mo.st distinguished alumni. Commander Rob- 
ert E. Peary, 'yy, who placed the Stars and 
Stripes, together with the banner of his Alma 
Mater, at the summit of the world. We feel 
that we cannot do better than quote President 
Hyde in regard to this supreme feat : 

"We congratulate Commander Peary on 
the triumphant achievement which has 
crowned 23 years of undaunted courage, undy- 
ing energy, undying enthusiasm. He has 
united the science of engineering, a unique 
personal experience, the support of chosen 
comrades, the co-operation of primitive races, 
the endurance of splendid animals; welded all 



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by indomitable will and conquered the mighti- 
est obstacles nature has piled across the path- 
way of the progress of mankind. 

"It is a triumph of mind over matter, of 
will over force. It makes man at last the mas- 
ter of the earth he stands on from the Equator 
to the Pole." 

To Commander and Mrs. Peary the 
Orient extends a cordial welcome. 




J. Colbatk 

Undergraduate activities 
A Successful Year during the past year have 
enjoyed the success that 
marks the college in all its lines of develop- 
ment. Bowdoin won her debate with Wes- 
leyan and furnished the Rhodes Scholar in 
competition with the other colleges of the 
state. Her football team, although it did not 
win the state championship, was conceded gen- 
erally to be one of the strongest ever repre- 
senting the white. The tennis team, qualify- 
ing at Longwood, a feat seldom accomplished, 
was returned victor in doubles in the annual 
State tournament, and possesses the individual 
State singles champion. The rather unfort- 
unate career of the baseball team was more 
than atoned for by the work of the best track 
team ever developed in ithe State. Tufts was 
defeated in cross-country in the fall by a per- 
fect score, and lost again in the annual relay 
race held at the B. A. A. games in February. 
Bowdoin won the Maine Track Meet de- 
cisively with a margin of 12 points and a week 
later with 26 1-12 points, finished a close sec- 
ond to Dartmouth in the New England Meet 
at Brookline. Too much credit for the team's 
achievements cannot be given to Coach Mor- 
rill and Capt. H. J. Colbath, whose heroic 



efforts at the New England Meet placed Bow- 
doin but two-thirds of a point behind an insti- 
tution that can be considered in Bowdoin's 
class in nothing except name ; her superior 
numbers snatched away the emblem of victory 
just as it fluttered in the grasp of the cleanest 
athlete, and the most loyal son that ever wore 
the Bowdoin white. 



[ Continued from page 75.1 

said in a recent speech, "He had an old-fashioned 
New England religion and he came honestly by it, 
for he was nurtured in a church-going community. 
He voiced it constantly in addresses on array, 
academic and philanthropic occasions. Yes, more 
than that, it cropped out at every turn in his private 
conversation. He was constantly conscious of 
God's presence. He was constantly about his Mas- 
ter's work. He was Puritan in the sense in which 
he associated God's business with our business. 
Rehgion was a perfectly natural and unaffected fac- 
tor in his daily life.'" 

His doctrine was the doctrine of brotherly love. 
He had the courage of his convictions and although 
ridiculed by manj', he held religious services on the 
eve of battle and on days other than Sunday. 

General Howard was an ideal Bowdoin man ; he 
had fought his way from one position to another, 
overcoming all obstacles, never wavering to satisfy 
public opinion, never bearing either to the right or 
left, keeping ever before him high ideals for a pure 
and religious life, working out great achievements 
on the battlefield, in literature, and in education. 

The example which General Howard has set be- 
fore us by his life is a lesson that we must take to 
heart. His principles, his love for all that was 
good, and true, and noble, will inspire us to so live 
that at the close of our careers, they may say, as 
Tennyson has said, 

Such was he : his work is done. 

But while the races of mankind endure. 

Let his great example stand 

Colossal, seen of every land. 

And keep the soldier firm, the statesman pure ; 

Till in all lands and thro' all human story 

The path of duty be the way to glory." 



The Poem 

I saw some children, fisher's sons, who played 
Among the pools in clefts of rocks and made 
Their shingle ships fare far away 
On distant voyages, in their humble way, 
All on the shadowed surface of the pool. 
Such their delight; geography in school 
Untaught but reft by hungry childish ears 
From lips of elders yarning on the piers 
Is wrought in the contour of these rocks 
By pretty fancy, till some puddle mocks 
The mighty world within its trivial shore. 
Alas, how soon their elder minds abhor 
The mean confinement and the dull restraint 
Of childish ships on childish sea:s. They paint 
In brilliant hues themselves in winter's storms 
Fast lashed unto the wheel, heroic forms 



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Unflinching in their fearlessness. And so 

They seek the beach and find among the row 

Of rotting nets and traps some outcast craft 

A battered dory, punt, or uncouth raft; 

And when the flowing tide has lapped the sedge 

Along the beach's marge and covered ledge 

And flats in its advance, they drag their boat 

In exultation to the waves and float 

It forth tipon ecstatic seas. A sail 

They rummage from some cluttered loft, and hail 

With glad acclaim the morning's gentle breeze, 

To skirt tree-shadowed shores and voyage the seas 

That lie between the horns of homeland cove. 



From golden sunsets in the olden days 
And cast upon it in his childish ways. 

Thus, classmates, have we passed the time for play, 

Like children by the sea, have spent our day 

Of thinking all the world a toy, have led 

Our mimic life and hastened on to tread 

This later path within the storied walls 

Of Bowdoin fair. The morning came ; now falls 

The evening of the second day, and we 

Look always back upon it and we see 

That it was good. But now the evening breeze 

Shakes into solemn song the ancient trees. 



Clifford. Orato 





Wandtke. Closing A<Ur 





Hale, Poet 



But once again time changeth all their love. 
The harsh constraint of livelihood makes toils 
Of all their childish plays and soon despoils 
Them of their high romance and erstwhile joys. 
The work of men is but the play of boys. 
Now with their fathers must they seek the deep. 
With them must learn the nightly watch to keep, 
With them must face reality now bared 
Of a]! the glory that the child had snared 




Day Committee 



Crosby, Marshal 



Dim and sad trail the waning rays, 

Darker the top of each lofty pine; 

This is the eve of our college days. 

Link now, dear Bowdoin, our names to thine. 

Gcntlv thy visible presence fades. 
Soft from the halls goes the tread of our feet. 
Long it may be ere thy stately shades 
Welcome us back from the day's fierce heat. 



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Yet when we hear the melodious breeze 
Music from treetop to treetop bear, 
Or in the night from a coppice of trees 
List to a whippoorvvill's mournful air, 

Clear will thy presence before us be. 
Visions of thee come to mind again. 
Time goes for naught at the thought of thee; 
Youth flows from thee to the hearts of men. 

But now, before we part, we hear the pines 
Telling Dodona's oracles in lines 
Of sure import, speaking a mother's word 
Unto her sons, as each binds on his sword 
And girds him for the agelong fray at last. 
Our dooming fates forever now have cast 
Us forth upon the world to do men's work, 
To mingle with the elders, not to shirk 
The burdens we can bear, but every one 
To find some labour that the world needs done. 
And bend him to it with the best he hath 
Of strength and joy and steadfastness, the path. 
Once known as right, to cleave to fearlessly 
Although it pass o'er some unsheltered lea 
Or wind through dismal vales. Ours not to yield 
However friendly seems some farther field 
Or lonely is the road by which we go. 
Ours not to weep nor pause to make ado 
Because our eyes see not the proinised land. 
Because we reach no end, however grand 
Our struggle, neither know complete content. 
But always pitch our nightly wandering tent 
Upon the hither side of our desire. 
This be the very fuel of our desire, — 
This vast undying yearning of the soul 
Unsated and insatiable, whose goal 
Is set beyond our sunsets and our stars 
And past the bound of earthiness which bars 
Man's passage in the broad celestial lands. 
Nor ours to mourn that fame undying stands 
Not waiting us at unforgotten graves. 
Time will erase our humble names, as waves 
Obliterate the words that men confide 
Unto a smooth sea-beach at ebb of tide. 
Honour enough that we should bravely strive. 
Glory enough if we can blithely live. 
And meed enough if we to whom we owe 
So vast a debt of love and toil can know 
Us faithful to the last, and deem 
Us children worthy of her full esteem. 

O thou abode of Youth, eternal Youth, 

Though ever changing, never growing old, 

Thy spirit, burdened with a century 

But still as hopeful and as uncontrolled 

As is the young man's heart, — in thee 

Is met and mingled all the mighty truth 

Of ages with the joy of unsapped power. 

Drunk of Pisrian Spring and of the Fount 

Of Youth perpetual, divinest blend 

Of human qualities, thy sons account 

Thine unremitted service as the end 

Which calls to thee through each lifelong hour. 

Thy sons are leaving thee who love thee well ; 

'Tis time that we should part. Hail and farewell. 

The exercises in the afternoon under the 
Thorn dike Oak were as tisual largely at- 



tended. The Opening Address, by Henry J. 
Colbath, the History, by Warren E. Robin- 
son, and the Parting Address, by Alfred W. 
Wandtke, follow : 



Extract of Opening Address 

The subject of the opening address was 
"The Value of the Academic Side of Col- 
lege." In summing up his address Mr. Col- 
bath said : 

Three traits, self-reliance, fair play, and strength 
of will power, nowadays moulded by the college, 
nourished and exercised by the graduate, spend 
their force in augmenting the spirit of America. 

Bowdoin has been the torch wherewith to light 
us at the beginning of our way. and the book 
wherewith to educate us for good American cit- 
izens. May we become bountiful contributors to 
her fame and to the well-being of the nation. 



Extract of Class History- 
Warren Eastman Robinson, Class Histo- 
rian, gave a most interesting account of the 




four years the class had spent imder Bowdoin 
pines. In closing he said : 

What has 1910 done for Bowdoin? We do not 
boast, but say simply that in our turn we have 
tried to do our best. In athletics our record has 
been good, in Track remarkable. In scholarship 
and undergraduate activities we have done our 
share. We leave our Alma Mater, feeling that she 



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is not any the worse for our stay in her halls. 
There is better interfraternity feeling than when we 
entered. College politics are cleaner and college 
morals are higher now than then. Whatever we 
have done to bring this about, whatever services 
of ours have benefitted Bowdoin. have been done 
gladly. We claim no credit for them ; to have done 
less would have been to shirk our duty. We entrust 
the undergraduate life of the college to succeeding 
classes, knowing that they, too, will prove them- 
selves -worthy of the responsibility and that Old 
Bowdoin will continue to prosper. And we hereby 
pledge that when the years have passed and we are 
doing our part in the World's work, when this 
season of the year comes around, our thoughts and 
often our footsteps shall turn hither. And we fur- 
ther vow that in the fullness of time 

"We'll send our sons to Bowdoin in the fall." 



Parting Address 

"Man," as Aristotle tells us, "is primarily a 
social animal." From his earliest infancy when the 
struggle for existence begins he is dependent upon 
his fellowman and must associate with him. In 
this struggle for existence two stages are to be 
noted: one to battle upon the field of life where his 
powers are matched against those of another, and 
the other to enjoy the fruits of his labors. For the 
fullfilment of both man must be developed not only 
mentally but also socially, physically and morally. 
This is the fundamental duty of the college: to 
broaden the student's outlook lest he become short- 
sighted and selfish; to produce the clear-visioned, 
well-rounded widely sympathetic and broadly culti- 
vated type of man ; to give him freedom of that 
lest he become narrow, self-centered and limited in 
his views of life and its conditions ; and lastly to 
give him a training for citizenship that will reach its 
highest state of perfection only when he is sur- 
rounded by the environment and living in the con- 
ditions which are found hand in hand in any college. 

This struggle for existence has without doubt 
been the most potent and virile factor in the educa- 
tion of man. Because of it .the educa- 
tional processes will slowly but surely reach their 
height and on account of it the value of a college 
training is becoming more and more vital as a 
means of preparing man for his life as a member 
of society. For man's mental preparation the 
general routine and curriculum of any college must 
suffice, but as an aid to his advancement socially, 
physically and morally another element besides 
studies comes in. To enter the throes of the busi- 
ness world, to feel the pulses of modern achieve- 
ment, to compete successfully with his fellowmen, 
man needs something besides a mere mental prep- 
aration. Another factor, the modern spirit of 
athletics which is slowly but surely assuming a 
more and more prominent place in the history of 
education. 

As man is by nature a social being he needs a 
stimulous, a common purpose with other men, and 
association with them to better appreciate, esteem 
and understand them. In the strides of the college 
to keep up with the growing demands placed upon 
it, in the greater variety of courses that are offered 
the college man, is at times, tempted into intel- 
lectual isolation caused by these increased require- 



ments and by specialization. These have in a way 
broken down the old spirit of fellowship and to 
keep this intact athletics have been introduced 
because they give a common purpose, and act as an 
incentive for common and united action. Not only 
do they do this for the undergraduate but also they 
keep the alumni in touch with the college, keep him 
interested in a large whole and bring him outside 
of the small sphere of personal interests into which 
his business is likely to plunge him. Thruout the 
year the attention of many an alumnus is reverted 
to his alma mater by the success or failure of her 
various teams. They swell with just as much pride 
when a track meet is won, or a baseball or football 
championship is obtained as when one of their 
learned number has acheived success in intellectual 
lines. When the freshman new from his home 
descends into the unknown body of three or more 
hundred it is the athletic team alone that shelters, 
protects and gives him his first sense of co-opera- 
tive interest in the institution that is to shelter, 
protect and educate him. His first ends are thus 
identified with others ; now he at least receives a 
temporary feeling that the interests of others are 
his own. The early class games serve to unite the 
class and make each man a more powerful and 
united unit of the whole. When the football team 
is struggling for victory or doggedly fighting 
against sure defeat, his heart leaps and bounds with 
the spirit of personal interest. Your team is his 
team and the old spirit of fellowship, the old 
solidarity and unity of feeling is strengthened and 
renewed. This spirit and feeling that the interests 
of others are the interests of his own matures the 
worldly man. He comes as tho instinctively to be 
conscious of himself as a being who of course pays 
regard to others. It is this feeling of unity, this 
spirit of fellowship that clings to a man thru later 
life, about which all college ties are bound and 
which is finding itself and becoming stronger in a 
new center of interests which are found upon the 
utliletic field. 

But while fellowship plays an important part in 
the social development of man there are two other 
phases which arc of more importance and these are 
the perfection of man's mental and moral nature. 
If athletics contribute to these then indeed they have 
a righteous place in the life of a college man. 
The mental stimulus received from athletics is a 
l)i -naturcd quality; one which acts as a mental 
recreation and allows a man to be spurred on to 
slill greater efforts, and the other into which mental 
effort itself enters. The first is of acknowledged 
value for every educator has .agreed that "All work 
and no play will make Jack a dull boy," but the 
second is slowly finding its way into more and 
more prominence. If any opponent always attacked 
the way we have been coaclied to defend football 
would lose its greatest advantage, but it is in the 
process of matching brain against brain that victory 
finally comes. Beef and brawn are welcome assets 
but uncoupled with a little gray matter they amount 
to practically nothing. The mental effort which^ is 
used in doing the unexpected is what always wins 
the games. In the history of the sport we read 
where time and time again certain defeat has been 
turned into sudden victory merely by the lightning- 
like rapidity of some one's thoughts. The objections 
raised against football come directly from the 



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attempted suppression of individual worlc. This is 
what is of real advantage and shows the caliber of 
the man. But while football has its advantages 
along these lines there is probably no sport where 
the personal equation and the abilitj' to think enter 
so strongly as in the American game of baseball. 
It fascinates the thousands and why — simply be- 
cause a man cannot play the game without think- 
ing. The rudiments are easily mastered but the 
details which call for the exercise of the mind are 
infinite. No two plays are ever the same and no 
artificial conditions can be made by which the 
details can be mastered. It is here that a man may 
receive a training that will last him thru later life. 
Studies may teach a man to think but the practice of 
thinking with rapidity of a meteor's flight is the 
practice that a college man gets from his athletic 
games. 

But the most important question to ask of athlet- 
ics is do they contribute to man's moral advance- 
ment. Instead of going into abstractions I shall 
simply cite a few e.xamples and let you draw your 
own conclusions. In a football game we find the 
determination to do things despite the consequences 
forever springing up. The small man is matched 
against the larger and the effective blocking shows 
the determination which will lead a man to succeed 
in later life. It is courage backed by will that is 
the prime secret of the struggle that we call life. 
Probably nowhere else than in a football game can 
a man find better opportunities to carry on under- 
hand work. It is the restraining from such, the 
power and desire to play clean, to play fair, but 
above all to play hard, that will enable men to reach 
the goal of success. This respect for the rights of ■ 
others is the foundation for the broad feeling of 
Christianity and humanity which is slowly but surely 
sweeping over the land. Now only do the partici- 
pants benefit but also the spectators. They appre- 
ciate the work of another as readily as that of one 
of their own team and low and mean underhand 
playing is more readily hissed and looked down upon 
in a member of their own team than in an oppo- 
nent. Above all else do they desire "Fair play and 
may the best man win." This is the secret of all 
our sports. 

A man derives from his athletics courage, 
concentration and aggressiveness; his powers of 
conception, judgment and decisiveness are quick- 
ened; he obtains self-confidence, discretion and above 
all lie learns to sacrifice his own personal and pri- 
vate interests for those of others. As one writer in 
the "World of To-day" puts it, "The uplift (of ath- 
letics) is felt everywhere, on the street, on the cam- 
pus, in the class room. It is seen in the cheerful alert- 
ness with which every duty is done and in the vast 
acceleration of all educational and formative forces." 
Hand in hand with studies must we inevitably find 
athletics. At present no doubt we are at occasions 
spending too much time upon them but wise regu- 
lation is slowly curbing their field and in the not far 
distant future the happy mean will be established. 
A clean mind goes with a clean body and mental 
activity increases with physical force. 

By perseverance in studies and moderate in- 
dulgence in athletics has the Class of 1910 been pre- 
pared to enter the struggle for existence. By the 



aid of our professors who have weaned us with the 
care of parents, by the protecting walls of our 
Alma Mater we have been made ready for the calls 
of life. Some of us with the prospects for the 
future bright are anxious to leave but still would 
linger a little longer before setting foot 
firmly upon the rungs of the ladder of 
life, while others to whom the parting from both 
of these seems no doubt a hardship would 
rather remain, but we all must go carrying with us 
only the memories of four of the happiest years. 
Here friendships have been formed that will last a 
lifetime and sad indeed must be that parting from 
room-mate or friend who has been the confider in 
and sharer of our joys and sorrows of these four 
yeav^g. To-day mayhap we clasp hands for the last 
time with that jolly good fellow who knew so well 
how to help us while away the hours ; for the last 
time we are gathered here as one solid unit, here 
we will always look back never to return as a whole 
in spirit united and solid with the feeling that 
grows deeper and increases as the years go on and 
we come with a fuller understanding of manhood 
to realize more fully the advantages that we have 
here enjoyed. 

Then the class seated themselves in a circle 
on the grass, smoked the Pipe of Peace, and 
sang the Ode, written by Warren E. Robin- 
son, to the tnne of the Eton Boating; Songf. 



Farewell Ode 

Bowdoin, our Mother Beloved, 

We bid thee farewell to-day. 

Life's road stretches onward before us. 

Leading us far away. 

But ever, as we press forward 

With our eyes on the distant goal, 

Tliy spirit appears to guide us. 

Thy love comes to strengthen the soul. 

Thy sons, O Bowdoin Beata, 

To thy knees their laurels bring. 

Their lives thou hast sliaped and ennobled; 

Their deeds thy praises sing. 

Each year at this beautiful season 

They are gathered again to thee. 

Once more does each brother's hand-clasp 

Give friendship and sympathy. 

Now we, thy youngest children. 
Pledge our careers to thee. 
Vowing, dear Alma Mater, 
True sons of thine to be. 
May we in the misty future 
In thy name our victories gain ; 
May ever our heart's devotion 
Unswerving to thee remain. 

After marching about the campus, cheer- 
ing all the college buildings, ending with Bow- 
doin cheers in front of the chapel, the class 
shook hands all around, and each man said 
good-bye to every one of his classmates. 



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Commencement Hop 

The Commencement Hop Tuesday even- 
ing was attended by a crowd comfortably 
large. The hall was decorated with palms, 
ferns, and cut flowers. The patronesses were : 
Mrs. William DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. Frank E. 
Woodruff, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Frank 
N. Whittier, Mrs. Charles C. Hutchins, Mrs. 
George T. Little and Mrs. Robert E. Peary. 

Wednesdat), June 22 

Phi Beta Kappa 

The annual meeting of the Phi Beta 
Kappa Fraternit)'^ was held on Wednesday, 
June 22, at 11.30 a.m. The following new 
members were initiated, eleven in number. 
From 1910, Samuel Herman Dreear, Sumner 
Edwards, Frank Caradoc Evans, Alton Stack- 
pole Pope, Winston Bryant Stephens. From 
1911, Ernest Gibson Fifield, Chester Elijah 



Kellos 



Edward Eugene Kern, Edward 



Warren Skelton. From 1909, Max Pearson 
Gushing, who was unable to be present last 
year for initiation. Wallace Edward Mason, 
'82, was also initiated, as he also was unable 
to be present upon election at graduation. 

Three men were elected to honorary mem- 
bership, as follows : De Alva Stanwood Alex- 
ander, '70, John Carroll Perkins, a Bates 
graduate, and John Abbott Douglass, '54. 

The following officers were elected for the 
ensuing year : James McKeen, '64, Pres. ; 
Thomas H. Hubbard, '57, Vice-President; 
George T. iles, '89, Secretary and Treas- 
urer; Literary Committee, Henry L. Chap- 
man, '66, Rev. Samuel V. Cole, '74, Rev. 
Charles C. Torrey, '84, and Charles H. Cut- 
ler, '81, K. C. M. Sills, 01. 



&f)ursdap. June 23 

Commencement Day 

At 10.30 A.M. the Commencement E.xer- 
cises were held in the Church on the Hill. 
The program follows : 

Music 

Prayer 

Music 

A Patriotic Traitor Robert Hale 

The Preacher and the Modern Spirit 

Edgar Crossland 
A Step Forward in Spain 

Ralph Lane Thompson 
Music 



Charles Sumner: His True Limitation 

Warren Eastman Robinson 

A World of Peace *John Leiand Crosby 

Publicity and Politics Henry Quinby Hawes 

Music 

Prayer 

Music 

*Excused. 

The honorary appointments were : 

Suinma cum Laude 
Robert Hale, Henry Quinby Hawes, Alton 
Stackpole Pope, Warren Eastman Robinson, Har- 
old Edwin Rowell, Fred Paterson Webster. 

Magna cum Laude 

Charles Austin Cary, Samuel Herman Dreear, 
Carleton Whidden Eaton, Sumner Edwards, Frank 
Caradoc Evans, Merrill Cristy Hill, Rodney Els- 
more Ross, Winston Bryant Stephens, Raymond 
Anderson Tuttle. 

Cum Laude 

Edward Spaulding Bagley, Llenry Jewett Col- 
bath, John Leiand Crosby, Edgar Crossland, Ralph 
Boothby Grace, Arthur Alexander Madison, Will- 
iam Bridgham Nulty, Ira Brown Robinson, Leon 
Hartley Smith, Alfred Wheeler Stone, Ralph Lane 
Tliompson. 

Awards 

The award of prizes for the year 1909-10 
is as follows : 

Goodwin Commencement Prize Edgar Crossland 
Class of 1868 Prize Robert Hale 

Pray English Prize 

Stuart Franklin Brown, Class of 1910 
Brown Composition Prizes 

Robert Plale, first 

Winston Bryant Stephens, second 
Alexander Prize Speaking 

Arthur Deehan Welch, Class of 1912, first prize 
Arthur Harrison Cole, Class of 1911, second prize 
Sewall Latin Prize 

Lester Lodge Bragdon, Class of 1912 
Sewall Greek Prize 

Walter Atherton Fuller, Class of 1912 
Goodwin French Prize 

Lawrence Alden Crosby, Class of 1913 
Noyes Politcial Economy Prize 

Edward Harlan Webster, Class of 1910 
Smyth Mathematical Prize 

Ellison Smullen Purington, Class of 1912 
Class of 1875 Prize in .'\nierican History 

Warren Eastman Robinson, Class of 1910 
Philo Sherman Bennett Prize 

Philip Brayton Morss, Class of 1910 
Hawthorne Prize 

Mark Wescott Burlingame, Class of 1912 
Bradbury Debating Prizes — Charles Francis 
Adams, Jr., Class of 1912; Ernest Gibson Fifield, 
Class of 191 1 ; Henry Quinby Hawes, Class of 1910; 
first prizes. William Folsom Merrill, Class of 191 1 ; 
Ivirl Francis Maloney, Class of 1912; Burleigh 
Gushing Rodiek, Class of 1912, second prizes. 

Intercollegiate Debating Medals— Charles Fran- 
cis Adams, Jr., Class of 1912; Henry Quinby Hawes, 



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Class of 1910; William Folsom Merrill, Class of 
1911. 

Brown Memorial Scholarships — Robert Hale, 
Class of 1910; Philip Weston Meserve. Class of 
191 1 ; Robert Danforth Cole, Class of 1912 ; Leon 
Everett Jones, Class of 1913. 

Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship — Henry 
Quiiiby Havves, Class of 1910. 

Almon Goodwin Prize — Chester Elijah Kellogg, 
Class of igii. 

Henry W. Longfellow Graduate Scholarship — 
Stanley Perkins Chase, Class of 1905. 

Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks Prizes for Excel- 
lence in Debating — William Henry Callahan, Class 
of igii. 

Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks Prizes for Excel- 
lence in Public Speaking — John Edward Dunpliy, 
Class of 1913; Merton William Greene, Class of 

The David Sewall Premium for Excellence in 
English Composition — Edward Oliver Baker, Class 
of 1913. 

Degrees of A.B. were conferred upon 69 
members of the Class of 1910. 



Commencement Dinner 

The annual Commencement Dinner held in 
Memorial Hall was attended by the usual 
large body of enthusiastic alumni. President 
Hyde in his address spoke of 'the new mem- 
bers of the Faculty who are coming to Bow- 
doin next year, and expressed publicly his 
thanks for the cup which was presented to 
him at faculty meeting a few days ago. The 
U names of th^ other speakers were not avail- 
able when the Orient went to press. 



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BOWDOIN'S GREETING TO PEARY 

The crowning event of all the festivities of 
Commencement Week, Bowdoin's Greeting to 
Commander Robert E. Peary, took place in 
the church on Thursday, June 23, at 2.30 
P.M. at which the following program was ren- 
dered : 

Music 
Peary, the Leader Donald B. McMillan, '98 

Peary, the Scientist Alfred E. Burton, '78 

Music 
Peary of Bowdoin Henry L. Chapman, '66 

Peary, the Explorer Thomas H. Hubbard, '57 

Response Robert E. Peary, 'tj 

Music 



NEW BUGLE BOARD 

The new board of editors for the 1912 
Bugle is as follows: 

Mark W. Burlingame, Zeta Psi, Chair- 
man; Loring Pratt, Psi Upsilon, Business 



Manager; Carl B. Timberlake, Art Editor; 
Eugene F. Bradford, Delta Kappa Epsilon; 
gene F. Bradford, Delta Kappa Epsilon; 
William A. McCormick, Delta Upsilon; 
Edward L. Morss, Alpha Delta Phi; Joseph 
H. Newell, Beta Theta Pi ; Arthur D. Welch, 
Theta Delta Chi; A. Donald Weston, Kappa 
Sigma. 



SPRING ELECTIONS 

The spring elections were held Tuesday 
evening, June 7, in Memorial Hall with the 
following results : 

Undergraduate Council, E. B. Smith, Chair- 
man ; L. McFarland, Secretary ; H. M. Berry, 
H. L. Robinson, H. L. Wiggin, A. H. Cole, 
S. W. Pierce, R. M. Lawlis, W. N. Emerson, 
and W. C. Allen. President of the Athletic 
Association, E. B. Smith; Vice-President, H. 
L. Robinson ; Secretary, J. L. Hurley ; Mem- 
ber from 1912, F. Smith; Member from 1913, 
G. L. Skolfield, Jr. ; Cheer Leader, li. L. Wig- 
gin ; Assistant Cheer Leader, J. H. McKen- 
ney ; Manager of Baseball Team, E. O. Leigh ; 
Assistant Baseball Manager, F. S. Wiggin ; 
Track Manager, W. A. McCormick ; Assistant 
Track Manager, C. R. Crowell ; Tennis Man- 
ager, W. A. Fuller; Assistant Tennis Man- 
ager, G. O. Cummings. 



THE NEW BOARD OF PROCTORS 

The following proctors have been chosen 
for next year : North Winthrop, Edward W. 
Skelton ; South Winthrop, Stanley W. 
Pierce ; North Maine, Philip W. Meserve ; 
South Maine, Lawrence McFarland ; North 
Appleton, Walter N. Emerson; South Apple- 
ton, Ernest G. Fifield. 



CUP FOR PRESIDENT HYDE 

At the Faculty Meeting held on Friday, 
June 17, President Hyde was presented by 
Professor Chapman, in behalf of the Faculty, 
with a large silver bowl, suitably inscribed, 
commemorative of the twenty-fifth anniver- 
sary of the president's connection with the 
college. 

It was planned to have a faculty dinner, 
but the death of Professor Robinson caused a 
chansre in arrangements. 



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84 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



B'S AWARDED 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council on 
June 6 baseball B's were granted to Clifford, 
Wilson, Hobbs, Means, Wandtke, Grant, 
Lawlis, F. Smith, and Purington. 

A track B was voted to Burlingame for 
the work he did at the New England Meet. 
The matter of admitting preparatory schools 
outside of Maine to the Bowdoin Interschol- 
astic Track and Field Meet was discussed and 
left in the hands of a committee consisting of 
Col. H. A. Wing and the incoming captain 
and manager. The sentiment of the meeting 
was in favor of admitting these schools. 

Tennis B's have been awarded to the fol- 
lowing men : Martin, Flawes, Ross, Black, 
and Somers, manager. 



FACULTY'S SUMMER PLANS 

Summer plans of members of the Faculty 
who will not spend the vacation in Brunswick 
are as follows : 

President Hyde will spend several weeks 
at Jaffrey, N. H. 

Dr. Cram sails for Europe in a few days. 
He will do research work in Medical Chemis- 
try at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. 

Professor Sills at camp in New Brunswick. 
Professor Brown at Rowe, Mass., Professor 
Allen Johnson at Mouse Island, and Profes- 
sor Files at his cottage at Mere Point, will 
enjoy a genuine outing season. 

Mr. McConaughy will camp at Lac des 
lies. 

Professor Foster expects to teach in the 
summer school of Columbia University. 

Professor Fairchild has accepted a sum- 
mer position with the Massachusetts Society 
for the Prevention of Cruelty io Children, 
with headquarters at Boston. 

Mr. Scott will immediately commence his 
new duties at Chicago University, in the sum- 
mer school. 

Mr. Snow plans to study Anglo Saxon in 
the Harvard Summer School. 



NEXT YEAR'S CAPTAINS 

At the meeting of the baseball team held 
directly after the sitting for pictures at Web- 
ber's, Robert M. Lawlis, 'ii, of Houlton, was 
elected 'varsity baseball captain for next year. 
Lawlis has played baseball for two years, win- 



ning his B as fielder in 1909 and as third-base- 
man in 1910. 

Lawrence MacFarland, '11, of Portland, 
has been chosen to lead the track team for 
the season of 1910-11. McFarland broke the 
state broad jump record this spring and took 
third place in that event at the New England 
Meet. 

The tennis team has elected Fred C. Black, 
'11, of Rockland, for next year's captain. 
Black has played on the second tennis team for 
the last two years, won his B this year, and 
was the only man for the position. 



HEREDIA'S SONNETS 

Translations by Prof. Henry Johnson 
A new book, beautifully bound and 
printed, has just been published by F. W. 
Chandler & Son, of Brunswick, for Professor 
Henry Johnson. It consists of metrical trans- 
lations of Heredia's Sonnets and is probably 
the finest exhibition of book-binding ever done 
by a Brunswick firm. 



NORTHFIELD 

Bowdoin is especially desirous that this 
year, by far the most prosperous year the Y. 
M. C. A. has ever enjoyed, she may send a 
large delegation to the annual Student Con- 
ference which is to be held at Northfield, 
Mass., on June 24 — July 3. Among the men 
who will probably take the trip are: Mr. Mc- 
Conaughy, W. C. Allen, H. N. Burnham, C. 
H. Byles, H. L. Wiggin, C. F. Adams, F. A, 
Smith, and A. Woodcock. 



REPORTS OF MANAGERS 

The Orient, for lack of space, cannot publish 
the detailed statements of managers but hopes the 
following will be of interest : 

BASEBALL 

Receipts $2,269.35 

Expenditures 2,258. 10 

Cash on hand 1 1.25 

The Association is owed approximately, $305, of 
which about $195 is liable for unpaid bills. Total 
assets, $121.25. 

TRACIsl 

Receipts ■••... $1,871.24 

Expenditures 1,706.71 

Cash on hand • • . • 164.53 



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There is besides due for athletic goods $14.00, 
and on unpaid subscriptions, $145.50. Total assets, 
$324-03. 

TENNIS 

Receipts $322.75 

Expenditures 280.28 

Cash on hand 42.47 

Outstanding subscriptions amount to $54.00 and 
$18.00 is owed by players. Deducting $38.25 for 
outstanding bills leaves net assets of $76.22. 



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COLLEGE PREACHERS FOR 1910=1911 

Oct. 16, 1910 — Not filled. 

Nov. 20, 1910 — President Albert P. Fitch, 
D.D., Andover Seminary, Cambridge, Mass. 

Dec. 18, 1910 — Ambrose W. Vernon, D.D., 
Brookline, Mass. 

Jan. 191 1 — Reserved for Rev. Washington 
Gladden, D.D. 

Feb. 191 1 — Reserved for Rev. Washington 
Gladden, D.D. 

March 19, 1911 — Samuel McChord Crothers, 
Litt.D., Cambridge. 

April 16, 191 1 — H. Roswell Bates, of New 
York City. 

May 21, 191 1 — Raymond Calkins, Port- 
land, Me. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

The finals in the Maine Intercollegiate 
Tennis Tournament, owing to inclement 
weather during the scheduled week at Water- 
ville, were played off Commencement week at 
Bowdoin, as only Bowdoin men quaHfied for 
the finals in both singles and doubles. The 
final result gave Martin and ITawes the state 
championship in doubles, and Martin and 
Hawes are tied for the State championship in 
singles. 



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NEW MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY 

Bowdoin's Faculty will contain several 
new members next fall who come in place of 
those called elsewhere. They are : Charles 
Howard Mcllwain, Princeton, Professor of 
History and Political Science; Warren Benja- 
min Cathin, University of Nebraska, Assist- 
ant Professor of Economics and Sociology ; 
Henry B. Alvord, M. I. T., Instructor in Sur- 



veying, Mechanical Drawing, and Geology; 
Frederick Duncalf, Assistant Professor of 
History; Frank C. Evans, '10, Instructor in 
Chemistry. 



A REUNION ODE 

June in the meadow 
Bears no more fragrant flowers 
Than the sweet memories 
Our hearts revive. 
Love like a rootlet lies 

In ever-enduring ties ; 
'Bowdoin forever!" cries 
Nineteen-and-Five. 

Far in the ocean 

Pulses a flowing stream ; 

Borne from a sunny shore 

Northward it flows. 
Greener the grassy strand. 
Warmer the wave-beat sand, 
Happy the harvest land 

Where'er it goes. 

Bowdoin, our Spring-land ! 
From thee a tide of youth 
Flows to the nation's life 
Quickening its heart. 
Pledge hearts and honor bright ! 
Pledge home and land to light ! 
Tlirongh all to serve the Right! 
Ere we depart. 

Charles Poole Cleaves, 



'OS- 



THE FRIARS 

At the annual initiation and banquet of 
the Friars held in Riverton Casino, Portland, 
on May 31, the following members from 1912 
were initiated : Maurice H. Gray, John R. 
Hurley, Jesse H. McKenney, and Frank A. 
Smith. 



THE IBiS 

Members of the Ibis from 191 1 are Earl 
B. Smith, Charles B. Hawes, and Joseph C. 
White, previously elected, and the new mem- 
bers, William C. Allen, Arthur H. Cole, 
Ernest G. Fifield, and Stanley W. Pierce. 
The officers are E. B. Smith, President ; and 
Arthur H. Cole, Secretary. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



Honorary Degrees 

L.L.I). Robert Edwin Peary. 
D.D. James Scollay Williamson. 
Litt. D. William Winter. 
D. Sc. Myjes Standish 

Lucien Howe. 
A. M. Donald Baxter McMillan 

William Moulton Ingraham 

Ira Pierce Booker 

Lydia Moulton Chadwick. 
A.M. pro merito, Charles Melvin Pennell. 



BOWDOIN S, BATES 6 



In one of the most wildly exciting games 
ever played on Whittier Field, Bowdoin was 
defeated by Bates in their annual Ivy Day 
clash by the score of six to five. The whole 
Bates team batted heavily and won out in the 
ninth by bunching hits ofif Hobbs, who, tho hit 
freely, was steady throughout. The scope: 



Bates 

BH 

Keaney. ss ••....■•.... 2 

Griffin, c ....■•....• ■ O 

Lamorey, 3b 2 

Cole, l.f......... 4 

Dorman, ib ■• i 

Irish, c.f I 

Shepard, r.f 2 

Harriman, p 

Totals 13 

Bowdoin 

BH 

Smith, l.f 2 

Wandtkc, 2b ■ • 2 

Clifford, lb ■•. o 

Wilson, c .•• .. o 

La wlis, 3b I 

Pnrington, c.f I 

O'Neil, ss. ■ • ■ ■ . o 

Skolfield, r.f •• 

H'obbs, p o 

Brooks, r.f i 

Totals •• 7 

Innings i 2 3 4 S 

Bates ■•.. o o o o 

Bowdoin- I 



27 
6 7 



16 



Runs made— By Keaney, Griffin, Lamorey, Cole 
2, Dorman, Smith, Lawlis, Purington, O'Neil, Hobbs, 
Two-base hits — Purington. Stolen bases — Keaney 
2, Smith 3, Wandtke 2, Wilson. First base on balls 
— By Harriman 3, by Hobbs. Struck out — By Har- 
riman 5, by Hobbs 4. Sacrifice hit — Purington. 
Wild pitch — Harriman. Passed balls — Griffin 3. 
Umpire — McLaughlin of Boston. Time — 2h. lom. 



BOWDOIN I, COLBY 2 

With both teams playing almost perfect 
ball, Bowdoin lost to Colby June ist on Whit- 
tier Field in a game of seventeen innings, one 
of the longest ever played in the State. Flobbs 
and Good pitched excellent ball, with the ad- 
vantage favoring the former, until in the six- 
teenth Hobbs was injured in sliding for the 
plate. He weakened and in the next inning 
("oiby scored the winning run. Purington for 
Bowdoin and Roy Good for Colby, contrib- 
I'.teil sensational plays in the field. 

The score : 

Colby 



Roy Goode, c.f 7 

Sturtevant, l.f 5 

Ralph Goode, p 6 

Carey, c 4 

Reed, ib. 6 

Frohock, 2b 7 

Bowker, 3b 7 

Vail, r.f 7 

Clukey, ss 7 

Totals 56 



Smith, l.f 6 

Wandtkc, 2b 6 

Clifford, lb 6 

Wilson, c • • 6 

Purington, c.f 7 

O'Neil, ss 6 

Skofield, r.f.. 6 

Hobbs, p 7 

•''Brooks ■ • • I 



3 





4 


3 


26 


3 


7 


4 


3 


I 


I 


4 


3 


I 


3 


7 



6 



.SI 



Totals 57 

g *Battcd for Hobbs in 17th. 

220 2 — 6 Colljy .......o loooooooooooooo T — 2 

004 0—5 Bowdoin ... oooooioooooooooo o— i 



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Hluinni ^Department 

'47. — Anson G. Stanchfield, of Hallowell, 
Ale., died on Wednesday, June 8, at Everett, 
Mass., in his 88th year. 

'58. — The book written by Hon. Lysander 
Hill of Chicago, and recently published there 
by McClurg & Co. has attracted no little atten- 
tion in various quarters. Its somewhat ex- 
tended title : "The Two Great Questions ; The 
Existence of God and the Immortality of the 
Soul," would indicate a theological work, but 
in its broader sense it is hi no wise such. It 
is, in a measure, along the lines of Paley, but 
it is infinitely wider in its scope and reasoning 
than Paley's Evidences. Its added discus- 
sion of the Darwinian theory and its deduc- 
tions from modern medical and surgical dis- 
coveries make it a scientific rather than a theo- 
logical treatise. It is in fact the cogent argu- 
ment, scientific and legal, of a strong judicial 
mind in proof of the existence of God and a 
future life at the end of this one — the great 
question of man's destiny. 

Judge Hill told a classmate friend that he 
had carried tlie subject in his head for more 
than thirty years, on the bench, at the bar and 
in other walks, thus making it a life long 
study. The author certainly shows great in- 
dustry of research in the preparation of his 
brief, and it is doubtless the conviction of most 
of his readers that he has proved his case. 
Judge Hill's classmates and friends hope to 
see him at Commencement this year. 

'64. — Principal John G. Wight, of the 
Wadleigh High School, will be retired on a 
pension from the Board of Education on Sept. 
I, after a period of teaching covering 45 years. 

'66. — Dr. Frederick H. Gerrish of Port- 
land delivered the lecture at the recent meet- 
ing of the Massachusetts Medical Society in 
Boston. He opposed ex-President Roosevelt's 
views on Race Suicide, arguing that quality 
and not quantity is the real criterion for race 
perpetuity. 



'74. — ^Jesse P. Bickford, a well-known 
dairy and market farmer, died at his home in 
Bangor on May 28 at the age of 66. He for 
many years taught in the public schools of 
New Hampshire and Maine. 

'94. — Charles A. Flagg, the Secretary of 
the Class of 1894, reports the following 
changes since the last class directory: 

H. E. Andrews has just returned to Ken- 
nebunk from a two months' European trip. 

H. L. Bagley is a note broker at 209 
Washington Street, Boston. 

A. V. Bliss has resigned his pastorate at 
Utica, N. Y., and will not resume work imtil 
his health is fully restored ; his present ad- 
dress is 434 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. 

T. C. Chapman has been pastor of the 
jMethodist Episcopal Church, Conway, N. H., 
since April, 19 10. 

F. W. Dana, since last February, has been 
connected with the financial management of 
three leather firms, at 248 Summer Street, 
Boston — The Eastern Leather Co., Winslow 
Bros, and Smith Co., and Willett & Co. 

F. A. Frost has left Paris, and was re- 
ported this spring as on the staff of the Morn- 
iiig Telegraph, New York. 

H. L. Horsman, having taken post-gradu- 
ate courses in New York on diseases of the 
eye, ear, throat and nose, is temporarily at 
home in Princeton, Me., until he decides where 
to locate. 

Lord has suffered a breakdown from over- 
work in his parish in Meriden, Conn., and is 
now on a 10 months' leave of absence, taking 
a Mediterranean trip. 

Michels has been principal of the Gram- 
mar School, Barnstable, Mass., since April, 
1909. 

Pickard was transferred in October, 1909, 
to position of manager of Pittsburg district of 
the E. I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Co., 
office 1209 A-Iay building, Pittsburg, Pa. 



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Ross is now director of athletics as well as 
cf the gymnasium, at Phillips-Exeter. 

E. Thomas, office address 184-2- Middle 
Street, Portland. 

No information regarding Bryant, Buck 
and Moore. The others report no important 
changes during" the year. 

■94. — Frank E. Briggs of Littleton, Mass., 
has been elected principal of the Bar 
Harbor High School from 60 applicants. He 
has taken a special course at Harvard and 
has taught eight years in Maine and seven 
years in Massachusetts, during the last two 
having been principal of the Littleton High 
School. 

'03. — Farnsworth G. Marshall has been 
elected superintendent of schools in Augusta. 
For four years he has been principal of the 
Cony High School in that city. 

'05. — Early in June in Wabasha, Minn., 
will take place ^the marriage of Miss Mary 
Wyman Lawrence of Minnesota, and William 
B. Webb, who has for about four years been 
with the International Banking Corporation 
in Manila. After his marriage Mr. Webb will 
enter the employ of the Wabasha Milling Co. 

'06. — Earl H. MacMichael, recently grad- 
uated from the Harvard Medical School, has 
been appointed head surgeon at the Maiden 
Hospital. 

'08. — Arthur H. Ham, now conducting 
investigations for the Russell Sage Founda- 
tion connected with Columbia University, 
s]5oke at the St. Louis Conference of Chari- 
ties on the Salary Loan System of New York. 
He has puliHshed a monograph on the same 
suljject. 

Among those receiving degrees of LL.B. 
from the Maine Law School, Bangor, Me., 
were Herbert L. Grinnell, Jr., '02, Fred E. R. 
Piper, '06, and Frank L. Bas»> '07. 



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(Forget Me Not) 

John Libby Curtis 

The Covenanters and Charles Stuart John Gait 

Earl Baldwin Smith 

Coming Home Alfred Berlyn 

John Lawrence Hurley 

Music 

The Leper Nathaniel Parker Willis 

Arthur Deehan Welch 

Virginius to the Roman Army Elijah Kellogg 

Moses Burpee Alexander 

As Beseemeth Men Holman Day 

Merton William Greene 

Music 
Gnnga Din Rudyard Kipling 

John Edward Dundhy 

Congressional Ingratitude Joseph Hampton Moore 
I-Iarold Percival Marston 

Halford and Mob Robert Browning 

Arthur Harrison Cole 



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BRUNSWICK, MAINE, SEPTEMBER 30, 1910 



VOL. XL 



NO. II 



FOOTBALL AT BOWDOIN 

The present outlook for the football season 
at Bowdoin is exceedingly bright. Over thirty 
men are trying for the team and, under the 
direction and supervision of Coach Bergin, 
are developing rapidly. Of the men who are 
out fifteen played on the 'varsity in at least a 
portion of some game last season. The ab- 
sence of King, Wilson, Farnham, Boynton, 
Newman and Crosby will be greatly felt by 
the team. From the Freshman Class, Wins- 
low, Weatherill, Brown and Houghton look 



The back field and the ends are especially 
strong but the Fort McKinley game showed 
the line to be a trifle weak. New men, how- 
ever, are workng hard and the coach hopes to 
be able to build up a good line before the 
Maine State games. 

It is not too late for men who, as yet, have 
not been out, to help materially in strengthen- 
ing the team if they will turn out for practice. 
Let every fellow in college who has any ability 
as a player go out and help to make this 
year's Bowdoin team a winning team. 

The following is the schedule for the 
season : ' 

Oct. I — Harvard at Cambridge. 
Oct. 8 — New Hampshire State College 
at Durham, N. H. 

Oct. 12 — Exeter at Brunswick. 

Oct. 22 — Amherst at Amherst. 

Oct. 29 — Colby at Brunswick. 

Nov. 5 — Bates at Brunswick. 

Nov. 12 — University of Maine at Orono. 

Nov. 19 — Wesleyan at Portland. 



BOWDOIN 17, FORT McKINLEY 

An exceptionally large crowd, for the 
opening of the season, witnessed Bowdoin's 
first football game of the season. 

The game was an interesting one and gave 
the spectators a chance to see the new rules in 
practice. Bowdoin used the new game more 
than the Fort Mclvinley team and made many 
long gains by the use of the forward pass and 
end runs. The features of the game were the 
long gains by Winslow, '13, and the two gains 



made by Weatherill, '14, on forward passes 
from F. Smith and Kern. 
The line-up : 
Bowdoin. Fort McKinley. 

E. Smith, l.e r.e., Tipton 

Devine, l.e r.e., Lavine 

Daniels, l.e r.e,, Flood 

Wood, It r.t., Farch 

Hinch, l.t. 

Houston, l.g r.g., Westermark 

rg., Longobards 
r.g., Godfrey 

E. Kern, c c. Cowan 

Douglas, c ■ c, Zinck 

Burns, r.g l.g., Clair 

l.g., Gault 

l.g., Bridgham 

Hastings, r.t l.t, Wall 

Weeks, r.t l.t., Dewitt 

Hurley, r.e I.e., Bergmann 

Wetherill, r.e. 
Holt, r.e. 

Wiggin, q.b q.b., Zimmerman 

Sullivan, q.b q.b., Harries 

Winslow, l.h.b r.h.b., Dwyer 

Purington, l.h.b. . r.h.b., Grady 

F A. Smith, rh.b ....l.h.b, Ford 

Lasasce, rh.b l.h.b., Baer 

G. Kern, f.b. f.b., Armstrong 

f.b., Matthews 

Score: Bowdoin, 17; Fort McKinley, o. Touch- 
downs, G. Kern, Winslow, Hastings. Goals from 
touchdown — F. A. Smith, 2. 



NEW MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY 

When Bowdoin opened this fall, it was 
with quite an extensive change in the faculty. 
Six of the former professors and instructors 
have left and their places have been filled by 
the men, who from a large field of capable 
men, are considered the most suitable for the 
position. 

To fill the place made vacant in the depart- 
ment of history and political science by the de- 
parture of Prof. Allen Johnson, who this 
year went to Yale, Mr. Charles Howard Mc- 
Ilwain has been chosen. Professor Mcllwain 
prepared for college at the Kiskiminitas 
Spring School in western Pennsylvania and 
graduated from Princeton in 1894. After 
that he studied law and was admitted to the 
bar in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, in 
1897. Soon after, however, he accepted a 
position as instructor in his old preparatory 



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schcol and taught there for three years. Dur- 
ing the next two years, Mr. Mcllwain studied 
in the Harvard Graduate School and in 1903, 
he became Professor of History in Miami 
University, Oxford, Ohio. Here Mr. Mcll- 
wain reimained until 1905 when he became 
preceptor in history and poHtics at Princeton. 
This position he left to accept his present one 
at Bowdoin. Prof. Mcllwain has written a 
historical essay on the boundaries between 
legislation and adjudication in England, en- 
titled "The High Court of Parliament and its 
Supremacy," which will be published in a few 
days. He is well versed in his subject and 
was voted last year by the students at Prince- 
ton, the most popular of the fifty preceptors 
in that university. 

The man who, as the successor of Mr. 
Scott, will assist Prof. Mcllwain in the his- 
tory department, comes from Wisconsin. His 
name is Mr. Frederick Duncalf. Mr. Duncalf 
prepared at Lancaster High School and grad- 
uated from Beloit College in 1904. He then 
taught in a high school for two years. On 
the following year he studied for a Ph.D. de- 
gree in the University of Wisconsin and after 
receiving it, he taught in the same place for 
one year. Last year he taught in the Univer- 
sity of Texas. Mr. Duncalf is a believer in 
the preceptorial method and will be well able 
to carry on that plan as it was inaugurated 
last year. 

The vacant instructorship in chemistry 
will be filled by Frank C. Evans, a Bowdoin 
graduate of 1910 who has received fine in- 
struction under our own late Professor Rob- 
inson. 

Mr. Henry B. Alvord will take Prof. 
Hastings" place in the Department of Survey- 
ing and Drawing. He is a graduate of Wey- 
mouth High School and Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology in 1907. Since then 
he has been an assistant in Civil Engineering 
in the latter place. Prof. Alvord is also a 
member of the Boston Society of Civil Engi- 
neers. 

Mr. Warren B. Catlin will be the new 
professor in Economics and Sociology to suc- 
ceed Prof. Fairchild who went to Yale. Prof. 
Catlin did his preparatory work at the 
Nebraska State Normal School. After his 



graduation from the University of Nebraska 
in 1903, he taught English in a high school 
in Iowa for two years. Following this Mr. 
Catlin did graduate work in Economics at 
Columbia for three years and then became in- 
structor in Economics and Politics at Cornell. 
As his record shows. Prof. Catlin is well edu- 
cated in his subject and he will be a good man 
on the faculty. 

One of the greatest losses that Bowdoin 
has sustained in the last year was that of Prof. 
Foster in English and Argumentation, but she 
believes that his place will be very capably 
filled by Professor William H. Davis. He 
graduated from the Pennsylvania State Nor- 
mal School in 1897 and for four years after 
he taught in district schools in that state. He 
then entered Harvard, where he majored in 
English and gained places on two class de- 
bating teams and also on the "varsity" team, 
which met Princeton in 1905. On his grad- 
uation from there in that year, Mr. Davis 
taught for three years in a private high school 
in New York. At the end of that time, he 
received the degree of Master of Arts from his 
Alma Mater. Since 1908 Prof. Davis has 
been in charge of the Department of Public 
Speaking in the University of Kansas. Thus 
Prof. Davis has had excellent training in both 
the theoretical and practical sides of English 
and his coming to Bowdoin is a rare piece of 
good fortune. 

Bowdoin has been very fortunate to obtain 
so many men of such high calibre and the 
faculty instead of being weakened by the loss 
of its former members, is strengthened by the 
gain of the new ideas which these new men 
have brought from other places. 



STUDENT COUNCIL MEETS 

Initiation Day Set for October 14 — Freshman Hats on 
Sale at Bodwell's 

The Student Council held a meeting on 
Tuesday evening. Initiation day was set for 
Friday, Oct. 14, there being no football game 
the day following. This makes it about a 
week eariier than before. 

The Council also took up the matter of 
Freshman hats. They are on sale now at 
Bodwell's and it is up to every Freshman to 
get one and wear it. The Student Council 
has taken this action on the matter of the hats 
and it is the duty of the Freshmen to respect 
its decision on the matter. 



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WORK IN CROSS COUNTRY BEGINS 

The cross country squad was called out 
Monday afternoon and in response to the 
sammons about fifteen men have been prac- 
ticing under Coach Morrill. Altho practi- 
cally a new team will have to be turned out, 
Emery, '13, being the only veteran, the mate- 
rial seems most promising. At any rate, the 
fellows are taking hold with a will, and tho 
they will have to exert themselves a great 
deal to equal last year's championship team, 
the prospect is very bright for another Bow- 
doin victory. Most prominent among the 
candidates are Emery, '13; Auten, '12; Skil- 
len, '11; Hall, '13; Barbour, '12; Tuttle, '13; 
Carr, '13, and Wilson, '12. 



TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

The Tennis Association plans to run a fall 
tournament this year to enable Capt. Black to 
get a line on the men from whom are to be 
selected the three men to fill the places vacated 
by the three 19 10 men on the team of last 
spring. Any Freshmen who have had expe- 
rience in playing should be sure to hand in 
their names to Capt. Black or Manager Ful- 
ler. While it is especially desired to get out 
the Freshmen, all the old men are wanted in 
the tournament as well. 



DEATH OF FORMER BOWDOIN PROFESSOR 

Word has just been received from Palo 
Alto, California, of the death of Prof. J. E. 
Matzke, of Stanford University, on Sept. 17. 
Prof. Matzke was professor of French here 
at Bowdoin during 1889-1890. 



REGISTRATION STATISTICS 

The entering Freshman Class this year is sHghtly 
smaller than that of last year, but thru the registra- 
tion of several new men in the higher classes, the 
total is about the same. On last Tuesday the regis- 
tration stood as follows : 

Seniors 69 

Juniors 88 

Sophomores 83 

Freshman 83 

323 
Following is a list of the new students admitted 
to the higher classes, and the members of the Fresh- 
man Class : 



To 1912 
Herbert Luther Lombard, Bridgton. 
John Henry Mosely, Waldoboro. 

To 1913 
Howard Clement Abbott, Derry, N. H. 
John Warren Hamilton, Brattleboro, Vt. 
Raymond Davenport Kennedy, Jefferson. 
Elmer Emmons Tufts, Kingfield. 
Everett Stevens Winslow, Portland. 

SPECIALS 
Elias Ambrose Jenkins, Mt. Desert. 
Renie Ricker Lafleche, Caribou. 
George Edwin Woodman, Freeport. 

CLASS OF 1914 
Brainerd Lucas Adams, Spruce Head, Me. 
Frederick Kenneth Ailing, Woodbridge, Conn. 
Omar Perlie Badger, Bingham, Me. 
John Lloyd Barbour, Brown City, Mich. 
Horace Allen Barton, Greenwich, Conn. 
Charles Harold Bickford, Portland, Me. 
Robert Ellsworth Bodurtha, Westfield, Mass. 
Pearl Smith Bordeaux, Mt. Desert, Me. 
Clarence Arthur Brown, Portland, Me. 
Lewis Turner Brown, Portland, Me. 
Walter Brown, Bath, Me. 
William Henry Cunliffe, Jr., Fort Kent, Me. 
Francis Xavier Callahan, Portland, Me. 
Harold Webster Cate, Weymouth, Mass. 
Samuel Wood Chase, Lowell, Mass. 
Alan Ramsay Cole, Bath, Me. 
Elmer Carroll Cooley, Clark City, P. Q. 
Warren Crosby Coombs, Brunswick, Me. 
Henry Campbell Dixon, Oneco, Conn. 
Louis Augustin Donahue, Portland, Me. 
Paul Edwin Donahue, Portland, Me. 
George Campbell Duffey, Jr., Medford, Mass. 
George Franklin Eaton, Bangor, Maine. 
Warren Day Eddy, Portland, Me. 
William Haskell Farrar, Bath, Me. 
Lemuel Bartlet Fowler, Boston, Mass. 
Philip Ramon Fox, Portland, Me. 
Francis T Garland, Bangor, Me. 
Elwyn Collins Gage, Augusta, Me. 
Leonard Henry Gibson, Jr., Bath, Me. 
Alfred Everett Gray, Portsmouth, N. H. 
Henry Levenseller Hall. Camden, Me. 
Maurice Wingate Hamblen, Bridgton, Me. 
Harold Merrill Hayes, Foxcroft, Me. 
Joseph Francis Xavier Healey, Portland, Me. 
Charles Frederick Houghton, Portland, Me. 
Roswell Earle Hubbard, Hatfield, Mass. 
Elroy LaCasce, Skowhegan, Me. 
James Gregory Blaine Lappin, Portland, Me. 
Robert Devore Leigh, Seattle, Wash. 
Wilmot Clyde Lippincott, Augusta, Me. 
Aaron Harden, Jr., Farmington, Me. 
Vernon Waldo Marr, Farmington, Me. 
Wallace Edward Mason, Jr., Andover, Mass. 
Arthur Stowers Merrill, Skowhegan, Me. 
Dana Kinsman Merrill, Portland, Me. 
Clarence Marshall Minott, South Portland, Me. 
Percy Downing Mitchell, Biddeford, Me. 
Reginald Allen Monroe, Milo, Me. 
Francis Wood McCargo, Augusta, Me. 
Evan Albert Nason, North Billerica, Mass. 
Alfred Watts Newcombe, Thomaston, Me. 
Henry Allen Nichols, Pomona, Cal. 
[Continued on page g2, 2d column] 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911 Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, 191 1 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

J. C. ■WHITE. 1911 H. P. VANNAH, 1912 

W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 L. E. JONES. 1913 

W. R. SPINNEY. 1912 V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 

D. H. McMURTRIE, 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, 191 1 Business Manager 

H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 Asst. Business Manager 

Contributions are requested from all undergradu 
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. 

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



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Journal Printshop, Lewiston 



SEPTEMBER 30, 1910 



The Track situation next 
The Track Situation spring is most serious and 
and even at this early date 
in the collegiate year it should be considered 
with the view of alleviating the gravity of its 
position. It can be well understood that, if 
this fall we fail to have a cross-country team, 
next spring our long distance runners will be 
handicapped. In the same manner, if we fail 
to develop a B. A. A. team and to train our 
sprinters during the winter, next spring will 
find our dash men sadly behind the game., 
The point is, unless we have an out-door 
board track, improved with the best corners, 
our runners will not get sufficient training for 
the spring work, our Indoor Meet will be next 
to impossible, and our B. A. A. team cannot 
exist. It is not putting it too strong to say 
that the whole trade situation centers around 
a new board track. 

"Then get a new track,' says the under- 
graduate, "for your old one was no good." 



That is all true, but who is to purchase the 
new track and how much better than nothing 
was the old one? Further, what became of 
the old track? Surely, it looks as if the under- 
graduates must answer some questions. At 
present no help can be expected from the col- 
lege authorities for, in the first place, the re- 
sponsibility of such matters is left upon the 
undergraduate organizations and, further, 
they would hesitate to invest money in a new 
board track — ^when there are so many smould- 
ering bon-fires in the past. Moreover, the 
different Athletic Associations are in no finan- 
cial position to take the initiative since they 
have been straning all their resources to keep 
Coach Morrill here. How is a board track 
to be obtained? 

Now then, of all times, is the opportunity 
for that substantial quality of loyalty, known 
as Bowdoin spirit, to be shown in a most 
practical and beneficial manner. When the 
college authorities see that the undergraduates 
have taken it upon themselves to build a new 
board track and are thereby assured that the 
property will be protected (for a man will 
think twice before he burns what he has 
bought himself) they will, no doubt, come 
forward to help. When the students last 
spring celebrated the Track victory they de- 
stroyed two hundred dollars' worth of boards 
that the Athletic Field Committee was going 
to buy to repair the fence. Therefore let us 
make expiation and during the next week 
when the subscriptions for a new track are 
circulated by the members of the Student 
Council, let us every one turn in our part in 
order that next spring Bowdoin may bring 
home again the victory that now looks so 
doubtful. 



REGISTRATION STATISTICS 

[Continued from page 91. J 

PhiliiJ Huntley Pope, Manchester, Me. 

Edgar Robinson Payson, Jr., Portland, Me. 

Arthur Llewellyn Pratt, Bath, Me. 

Leo Walter Pratt, Wilton, Me. 

Kenneth Allen Robinson, Biddeford, Me. 

Clifford Little Russell, Portland, Me. 

Joseph Schwey, Portland, Me. 

Robert Graves Severance, Turner's Falls, Mass. 

Herbert Meyer Shea, Hallowell, Me. 

Prentiss Shepherd, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

Richard Earl Simpson, Portland,^ Me. 

Edward Holyoke Snow, Brunswick, Me. 

Myles Standish, Jr., Boston, Mass. 

Leslie Nathaniel Stetson, Brunswick. Me. 

Ermond Sylvester, Freeport, Me. 

James Obadiah Tarbox, Topsham, Me. 



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Earle Spaulding Thompson, Bath, Me. 
Frederick WiUiam Thompson, Augusta, Me. 
Philip Innes Towle, Saco, Me. 
Carl Hamilton Tupper, South Portland, Me. 
Neal Tuttle. Cumberland Mills, Me. 
Douglas Urquhart, Ashfield, Mass. 
Ray Marshall Verrill, Farmington, Me. 
Robert Thomas Weatherill, Brunswick, Me. 
Henry Gerry Weymouth, Lyme, N. H. 
Charles Francis White, Methuen, Mass. 
William Burrill Williamson, Augusta, Me. 
Earl Farnsworth Wilson, Thomaston, Me. 
Paul Llewellyn Wing, Bath, Me. 
James Preble Wright, Wiscasset, Me. 



1912 BUGLE BOARD REORGANIZES 

With E. P. Bradford as Editor^n^Chief and E. L. 
Morss as Business Manager 

Owing to the resignation of Mark W. Bur- 
lingame as Editor-in-Qiief and Loring Pratt 
as Business Manager, the Board met and re- 
organized as follows ; Eugene F. Bradford, 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Editor-in-Chief ; Ed- 
ward L. Morss, Alpha Delta Phi, Business 
Manager ; Carl B. Timberlake, Zeta Psi, Art 
Editor; Walter A. Fuller, Psi Upsilon; Clyde 
R. Chapman, Zeta Psi; Arthur D. Welch, 
Theta Delta Chi; William A. McCormick, 
Delta Upsilon ; A. Donald Weston, Kappa 
Sigma, and Joseph W. Newell, Beta Theta Pi, 
Associate Editors. 



, Y. M. C. A. 

Bowdoin men were particularly fortunate last 
evening in hearing Clayton S. Cooper, of New York, 
address the opening meeting of the Y. M. C. A. A 
large proportion of the college attended the meet- 
ing, and a great deal of interest and enthusiasm for 
Bible Study was aroused. Following his address, 
Mr. Cooper spoke informally to the leaders of Bible 
Study classes, and attended the first meeting of the 
Cabinet. In the afternoon, at President Hyde's 
invitation, he met a number of the Faculty, speak- 
ing to them briefly on the present day Bible Study 
movement in American colleges and its true value 
a id results. To-day Mr. Cooper is speaking at Col- 
by, and on Sunday he will open the Bible Study 
campaign at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. 

Mr. Cooper is in such great demand as a speaker 
that Bowdoin had to wait nearly i8 months before 
she could hear him. Indeed he is speaking this 
year at very few colleges of Bowdoin's size, as most 
of his work has to be in the large universities. Mr. 
Cooper is a man of unusual personal attractiveness, 
and his address was listened to with very marked 
attention. His training has singularly fitted him 
for the position of National Student Bible Study 
Secretary, which he now holds. He graduated from 
Brown, studied for the ministry at Rochester, and 
recently received a Master's degree from Columbia 
for advanced study. He served as General Secre- 



tary of the largest Y. M. C. A. in New York -City, 
and, after two years as a popular and successful pas- 
tor at Lynn, has since held his present position. He 
has seen Bible Study grow from a minor branch of 
student Y. M. C. A. work, enrolling less than 10,000, 
to the most important feature of student work, with 
25,922 college men last year enrolled and attending 
over two months, (the total enrollment was nearly 
50,000.) In 1908-09 he spent six months on a tour 
among the students of Asia, interesting the future 
leaders of India, China, Korea and Japan in the 
study of the Bible, with marked success. In China 
alone 2,400 students were enrolled in Bible classes 
during his six weeks campaign. His recent arti- 
cles in "The Century" have told of the progress of 
Bible Study among students in both the Orient and 
Occident. 

His address last evening was on the practical 
value of Bible Study to college men. He pointed 
out the way in which this study would develop a 
man both mentally and spiritually. He urged Bow- 
doin men to form the habit of daily Bible Study, 
even if for only five or ten minutes each morning. 
As a result of his address more men are enrolled 
in Bible study than ever before, and twenty groups 
will hold their first sessions on Sunday, beginning 
what promises to be a very successful year for Bible 
Study at Bowdoin. 

The form of the Y. M. C. A. meeting next 
Thursday will be an innovation here at Bowdoin. 
The meeting is to be conducted entirely by the stu- 
dents, no outside speaker being present, and in an 
informal manner a number of men will suggest 
ways by which they think Bowdoin college life can 
be improved. W. C. Allen, the president, will pre- 
side and some of the leading men in college will 
take part. The Y. M. C. A. stands for the best and 
truest form of Bowdoin spirit and endeavors to use 
its influence to strengthen that spirit in right ways. 
Although held under Y. M. C. A. auspices, it will 
have nothing of the nature of the so-called "prayer 
ineeting." but is intended rather to be a mass-meet- 
ing where the object is to arouse true Bowdoin 
spirit as it is applied to all forms of college activ- 
ity, athletic, mental, social and altruistic. A large, 
representative attendance of Bowdoin men is neces- 
sary to insure its success. Freshmen, especially, are 
urged to attend to see what Bowdoin spirit is, and 
to find out how they can help to improve it during 
the ne.xt four years. 



MEETING OF ATHLETIC COUNCIL 

At the first meeting of the Athletic Council the 
following officers were chosen for the year : Chair- 
man, Charles T. Hawes, Bangor; Secretary, J. L. 
Hurley, '12; Treasurer, Professor Hutchins; Au- 
diting Committee, Professor Hutchins, E. B. Smith, 
'11. On the Schedule Committee are Professor 
Hutchins and F. A. Smith, '12; on the Football 
Committee, Hon. Barrett Potter, Professor Hutch- 
ins, and F. A. Smith, '12. 

The Council is composed this year as follows : 
Alumni, Charles T. Hawes, Franklin C. Payson, 
Barrett Potter, Henry A. Wing. Roland W. Mann; 
Facultv, Professor Charles C. Hutchins, Professor 
Frank N. Whittier; Students, E. B. Smith, '11; H. 



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L. Robinson, 'ii; F. A. Smith, '12; J. L. Hurley, 
'12; G. L. Skolfield, Jr., '13. 

A game between the second team and Hebron 
was approved although no date was announced. 



Y. M. C. A. RECEPTION 



The annual reception given by the Y. M. C. A. 
for the Freshman Class was held Thursday evening 
in Hubbard Hall and was markedly successful. 
Speakers chosen from the Faculty and the under- 
graduate body gave the incoming men a whole- 
hearted welcome to Bowdoin, at the same time em- 
phasizing the importance of the Christian Associa- 
tion. William C. Allen, '11, President of the Asso- 
ciation, greeted the Class of 1914 in the name of the 
college and explained that the Y. M. C. A. stood for 
clean scholarship, clean athletics, and clean living. 

President Hyde seconded the welcome given by 
Mr. Allen, commending the Association and its 
aims and remarking upon the naturalness of col- 
lege religion. Professor Chapman assured his 
hearers of the pleasure it afforded him to be pres- 
ent to review the progress of the Y. M. C. A. in 
recent years. 

E. Baldwin Smith, '11, Chairman of the Recep- 
tion Committee, urged the necessity for real Bow- 
doin spirit during the pledging season. The next 
speaker. Coach Frank Bergin of the football team, 
made an excellent impression on the occasion of 
his first appearance before a Bowdoin audience. 
Everyone should go out for some form of athletics, 
he said, because of the physical, mental, moral, and 
social advantages to be gained. 

Frank Smith, '12, spoke of the firm friendships 
begun on the football gridiron, and also on the 
proper relation of scholarship and athletics. Mr. 
McConaughy told what the Association wished to 
accomplish this year. Its work would be a fail- 
ure, he asserted, if the Y. M. C. A. did not progress 
materially instead of being content to stand on its 
past record. 

Following the speeches, a reception was held 
in Alumni Hall, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Brown, 
President Hyde and Professor Chapman being in 
the receiving line, after which ice cream and punch 
were enjoyed by everybody. The affair made the 
newcomers to college feel at home and gave the 
undergraduates a deeper appreciation of the pur- 
pose of the Association. 

The reception committee was made up as fol- 
lows: E. B. Smith, '11, Chairman; H. L. Robin- 
son, sub-chairman; J. L. Brummett, 'li; C. B. 
Hawes, '11; and H. L. Wiggin, '11. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 



President Hyde in conducting the chapel exer- 
cises, Sunday, spoke somewhat as follows: 

He said he was invited by an eminent surgeon to 
go with him to the Maine General Hospital and wit- 
ness a difficult operation. As he stood there watch- 
ing the man deftly ply his knife, barely missing an 



artery here or a nerve there, he was greatly im- 
pressed by it and remarked upon the fact to the doc- 
tor. "Why," exclaimed the man, "Do you sup- 
pose I would dare to make a single stroke with my 
knife unless I knew the exact position of everything 
within that body?" He could see. Again, he hap- 
pened to witness a miner who had just succeeded 
in extracting from the earth some precious mineral 
for which he had been doggedly searching for many 
months. Fie marveled at the miner's persistence, 
whereat the other answered, "Why I was just as 
sure that was there ; I have been studying that spot 
for years." He knew. Thus, as the surgeon studies 
his anatomy and the miner his mineralogy, so 
should we study the Bible in order that we may see 
and know with that same unfailing perception of the 
good and great things in life. 



THIS YEAR'S COURSE IN DEBATING 

The course in debating this year under Mr. 
Davis gives evidence of being one of the most inter- 
esting and instructive yet offered in that department. 
In the main, the course will be conducted the same 
as in former years. Each member will have to 
prepare two suitable debates. That the course is 
finding more and more favor will be shown from 
the fact that twenty men have already signified their 
intention of taking it up. Several of these have 
been following debating for two or three years. 



REUNION OF CLASS OF I8S6 

The Class of 1856 were the guests of Former 
Mayor Woodbury L. Melcher at a class reunion 
held at The Weirs, N. H., on Wednesday, Sept. 14. 
Seven of the fourteen living members were present. 
Mr. Melcher took the party on a delightful steamer 
ride on Lake Winnepesaukee in the afternoon and 
the reunion dinner was held at the Lakeside House. 

A pleasant feature of the evening was the pres- 
ence of His Excellency, Henry B. Quinby, Governor 
of New Hampshire, a Bowdoin graduate of the 
Class of 1869, who made a fraternal call on the 
Class of '56. 



THE BAND 

Once more, as of yore, the strident tones of the 
College Band will enliven the intermissions at the 
football games. Leader Newell has issued a call for 
new men to fill the places left vacant by Newman, 
Weeks and Wing and wishes the entering class to 
understand, as the other classes already do, that 
talent is not a necessary asset. Good intention, 
perseverance and a fair knoweldge of how to read 
music are all that will be required. To prove that 
they are in good faith, Newell, '12, Gilbert, '13, and 
Cressey, '12, will assume charge of a class of be- 
ginners, and instruction will be gratis. Freshmen, 
don't miss this chance. 



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Marden, ex-'i3, has re-entered college. 

H. L. Hall, ex-'i3, has re-entered college. 

Ross, 'id, has entered Harvard Law School. 

Grace, 'lo, is teaching at Biddeford High School. 

Topsham Fair dates are October ii, 12, and 13. 

Mikelsky, '10, has entered the medical depart- 
ment. 

Colbath, '10, will teach at Hill School, Penn., 
this year. 

Football training table started Monday at Mc- 
Kinley's with seventeen men. 

Many men from last years graduating class have 
been back at college this week. 

Eighteen men turned out in response to the call 
for cross country material, Monday. 

Athur Cowan, 01, has been elected Principal of 
Biddeford High School for the coming year. 

Stevens, '06, has been transferred to the London 
office of the International Banking Corporation. 

Pratt, Marden, Hall and Coombs, formerly of the 
Class of 1913, have re-entered college this fall. 

Algernon Dyer, '91, instructor at the Hill 
school, Hoggtown, Penn., was on the campus, Fri- 
day. 

All baseball men not out for football are re- 
quested by the captain to report for practice every 
afternoon at 2.30 on the Delta. 

Professor Files has been elected to fill the 
vacancy in the Brunswick School Board caused by 
the death of Professor Robinson. 

Candidates for the Orient Board should hand 
their names to the Managing Editor, 22 Maine Hall, 
as soon as possible, and commence work. 

The call for track men has been issued and every 
man in Bowdoin who is capable of doing anything 
in this line should respond immediately. 

"Dooley," the dog that for many years has at- 
tended chapel with greater regularity than most of 
Y us, has not shown up this year, and it is reported 
' that he is dead. 

Crossland, '10, who has been making an exten- 
sive trip in the Holy Land during the summer, was 
in town Saturday. Mr. Crossland has entered Har- 
vard Divinity School. 

All the men who intend to enter the fall tennis 
tournament are requested to hand their names to 
either Captain Black or Manager Fuller. It is espe- 
cially desired that every Freshman having any ten- 
nis ability take part in this tournament. 

President Hyde gave the undergraduate body a 
decided surprise Thursday when he announced that 
he desired them to sacrifice a point in the interest 
of the college as a whole and to do away with the 
long established custom of the chapel rush. Hastily 
improvised collisions of large bodies of men were 
liable to be disastrous, he argued, and were far more 
dangerous now, when conducted between 200, than 
in the days when but 25 or 30 took part on a side. 
Many suits of old clothes were accordingly worn in 
vain, as there was no attempt to start the rush. 



Alexander, '13, has left college. 

Wandtke, '10, is sub-master at Cony High, Au- 
gusta. 

Ira Robinson, '10, has entered Jena University 
in Germany. 

Frank Smith, 12, and Stanley Hinch, '13, recently 
visited Kent's Hill. 

John Cartland, '11, was on the campus Tuesday 
and intends to enter Medic, 

Bickmore, '11, was in Brunswick to register, 
Thursday, and will enter Medic. 

Huston, '12, suffered a slight concussion of the 
brain, Tuesday, in football practice. 

S. S. Webster, '10, is with Hornblower and 
Weeks, Stock Brokers, in Boston. 

Smith, Dole, Greenwood, Lunt, and Holt, all '13, 
are out for Assistant Football Manager. 

Fogg, Medic, '13," has entered Academic, '14, and 
plans to take the full Academic course and then 
study medicine at Harvard. 

Candidates for Assistant Manager of Tennis are 
requested to hand their names to Manager Fuller, 
22 Maine Hall, or Assistant Manager Cummings, 6 
Appleton Hall. 

F. A. Kendrie, '10, was on the campus last week. 
He is about to take up a course of study in music 
at Harvard and has received many flattering offers 
to play in various Boston orchestras. 

The Freshman Class has elected Cifford Little 
Russell of Portland, captain, and James G. B. Lap- 
pin of Portland, manager of the class baseball 
team. Capt. Russell immediately issued a call for 
candidates and about 12 responded for practice after 
the meeting. The first game in the series between 
the Freshmen and Sophomores will be played, Sat- 
urday. 



CALENDAR 

S.ATURDAY, October i 
8.00 Football Team leaves for Cambridge. 
10.00 Freshman-Sophomore Baseball game on 
Delta. 

3.00 Bowdoin vs. Harvard at Cambridge. 
3.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Sunday, October 2 
10.45 Morning service in "Church on the Hill," 
conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 

5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. 

Monday, October 3 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
Baseball Practice on the Delta. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

Tuesday, October 4 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

Baseball Practice on the Delta. 

Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross County Squad leaves gym. 

Wednesday, October 5 
■3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
Baseball Practice on Delta. 



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Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

Thursday, October 6 

Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

Baseball Practice on Delta. 

Track Practice on Whittier Field. 

Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

Meeting in Y. M. C. A. Room. Address 
by George E. Fogg, '02, Portland. I. Christianity 
and the Social Problems. "Boys in Court." 

Friday, October 7 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

Baseball Practice on Delta. 

Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 



4.00 



3-30 



4.00 
7.00 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall or the Kappa of Psi Upsilon, 
Sept. 27, 1910. 

The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon is called upon 
to record with regret the death of another of its 
younger alumni, Dr. Henry Stanley Warren of the 
Class of 1897. Altho still a young man he had cre- 
ated for himself an enviable reputation among the 
members of the medical profession in Boston. 
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. 

Charles Boardman Hawes, 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
James Alexander Creighton, 

For the Chapter. 



Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon, 
Sept. 26, 1910. 

In the death of Alexander Drummond Wallace 
of the Class of 1863, the Kappa Chapter of Psi 
Upsilon loses another of its respected brothers who 
have spent long lives of service. Brother Wallace 
has been a faithful and trusted official in the Treas- 
ury Department at Washington, being in the govern- 
ment service for an unbroken period of forty-five 
years. 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 

Charles Boardman Hawes, 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
James Alexander Creighton, 
For the Chapter. 



Hlumni IDepartment 

'04. — Philip M. Clark announces that he 
has formed partnership for the practice of 
law with J. Duke Smith under the name of 
Smith & Clark. They will occupy offices at 
402-403 India Building, 84 State Street, 
Boston. 

'09. — Harry C. Merrill has accepted a posi- 
tion in the laboratory of the Jones and Laugh- 
lin Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

The August issue of Association Boys 
contains biographical sketches and portraits 
of two Bowdoin men, Clarence C. Rob- 
inson of 1900 and David R. Porter of 1906. 

The following marriages have taken place 
during the summer since the last issue of the 
Orient. 

Frank E. Bradbury, Dedham, Mass., Class 
of 1896, and Miss Alice R. Scarborough, 
Newton, Mass. Married June 28, 1910, at 
Newton Centre, Mass. 

Ben Barker, Portland, Me., Class of 1902, 
and Miss Lillian Belle Morse, Portland. 
Married Sept. 8, 1910, Portland. 

Dr. George A. Foster, Winn, Me., Class 
of 1905, and Miss Edith Griffin, Stockton 
Springs, Me. Married July 25, 1910, Stock- 
ton Springs, Me. 

Henry Lewis, Boston, Class of 1905, and 
Miss Ella Winslow Burlingame, Exeter, N. 
H. Married Sept. 3, 1910, at Exeter, N. H. 

Eugene Hale Briggs, Class (non) 1907, 
and Miss Florence Bush, Denver, Col. Mar- 
ried June 14, 1910, at Denver, Col. 

Shirley W. Ricker, Class of 1908, and 
Miss Edna Isabelle Harris, Shirley, Mass. 
Married Aug. 24, 1910, Shirley, Mass. 

Walter P. Hinckley, Class of 1909, and 
Miss Nellie D. Wagner, Skowhegan, Me. 
Married July 27, 1910, at Good Will Farm. 

Percy Owen Dunn, Yarmouthville, Class 
of 1912, and Miss Florence Isabelle Edwards, 
Auburn, Me. Married June 22, 1910, at 
Auburn, Me. 



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VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 7, 1910 



NO. 12 



HARVARD, 32 ; BOWDOIN, 

In Spectacular Game Harvard Trims Bowdoin's Team, 
Tired Out From Delayed Train Journey 

Harvard defeated the Bowdoin eleven on 
Soldiers' Field in a most one-sided game, the 
final score being 32 to o. 

The game, altho long drawn out and be- 
ginning almost an hour late, was full of 
spectacular runs, forward passes and brilliant 
defence work on the part of the Crimson. 
Fumbles, however, were most numerous, due 
to the fact that the strong wind which blew 
across the field made it exceedingly difficult 
for the players to handle the ball accurately. 

The Bowdoin players, wearied by a long 
and somewhat delayed journey, were hardly 
factors in the game, and only once were inside 
of Harvard's 30-yard line. An attempted goal 
from the field was gobbled up by a speedy 
Harvard player, who dashed 73 yards for 
the first touchdown. 

Just before the close of the second period 
Bowdoin, beneath their own goal posts, held 
Harvard for downs, altho a penalty figured to 
some extent. 'The third touchdown came 
from another block Bowdoin put on the Maine 
team's 20-yard-line, from which point Har- 
vard pushed the ball over in three plays. 

The fourth score was the most spectaculai 
of the game. After getting the ball in the 
middle of the field on a blocked kick, Mor- 
rison, the speedy Harvard halfback, skirted 
Bowdoin's right end and with superb inter- 
ference ran half the length of the field for a 
touchdown. 

The fifth score was on an onside kick to 
the Bowdoin 25-yard line, and line plays. 

The field goal was kicked in the first three 
minutes of play when Frothingham, from 
Bowdoin's 20-yard line on the third down, 
sent the ball across the bar. 

Both teams used the forward pass freely, 
but while Harvard usually carried ofif the 
play for good gains, only twice did Bowdoin 
retain the ball. 

Bowdoin's longest run was a 40-yard 
dash by G. Kern, around Harvard's right end 
to the 35-yard-line, but a blocked kick imme- 
diately followed. 

Hurley, '12, and E. B. Smith, '11, played 



a star game for Bowdoin at the ends, stopping 
many plays around the positions by the best 
Harvard players. 
The line-up : 

H.ARv.ARD. Bowdoin. 

Felton, Je wett, l.e I.e., Hurley 

McKay, Huntington, l.t .l.t., Hastings 

Miot. F. Leslie, l.g l.g.. Burns 

Perkins, P. Smith, c... c., E. Kern, Douglass 

Fisher, Parmenter, r.g r.g., Huston 

Withington, Bush, Hann, r.t. ...r.t.. Wood, Weeks 
Lewis, L. Smith, r-e. 

r.e. E. Smith, Weatherill, Devine 

Wigglesworth, Potter, q.b .q.b., Sullivan 

T. Frothingham, l.h.b. . .l.h.b., Winslow, Purington 
Campbell, Graustein, Tryon, r.h.b.. .r.h.b., F. Smith 
H. Leslie, Morrison, f.b..... f.b., G. Kern 

Score — Harvard, 32; Bowdoin, o. Touchdowns 
— Leslie, Tryon, Morrison, Gaustein 2. Goals 
from touchdowns — Withington, Frothingham, Minot 
2. Goal from field, Frothingham. Referee — Hap- 
good of Brown. Umpire — Gilander of University 
of Pennsylvania- Field judge, Morse of Dart- 
mouth. Time of quarters — 10 minutes. 



1913, 7; 1914, S 

Last Saturday, the Sophomores defeated 
the Freshmen in the first baseball game of the 
annual series. The game was conspicuous for 
loose playing. Only once was there encour- 
agement for the Freshmen; that was in the 
seventh inning, when the score stood five to 
four in their favor. However, the hopes of 
1914 were shattered by the rally of the Sopho- 
mores in the eighth innings. The score : 

Sophomore 

ab r ib pc a e 

Tilton, ss s o o o 3 

Savage, ib • • 4 2 2 16 i 

Gardner, 3b 4 2 o o 3 3 

Skolfield, 2b 4 2 3 3 o 

Lewis, p 4 I I I S 

Dumphy, l.f 4 o O 2 

Gilbert, c.f 400000 

Crosby, r.f 300000 

Edwards, r.f i o o 

E. Tuttle, c 4 o 7 o 

Totals zj 7 6 27 12 s 

Freshman 

ab r ib po a e 

W. Brown, 3b 4 o o o I 

Wilson, 3b I o o I 

Barber, ib 4 i i 5 i 

Wing, 2b 4 I o I 2 I 

Russell, l.f 4 I o o I 



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Snow, c 4 o 2 13 I 

Cooley, ss 4 o i 2 2 

Bodurtha, c.f 4 o i o I 

Stetson, p 3 I I I 

Cate, r.f •■••4 i o 2 i 

Totals 36 s 3 24 7 8 

SCORE BY INNINGS 

Sophomores i o I 2 o o 3 x — 7 

Freshman ■• o o o i I 2 i — 5 

Two-base hit — Skolfield. Three-base hit — Skol- 
field. Stolen bases — Savage, Lewis, Barber, Wing. 
Russell, 2; Snow, 2; Cooley, Stetson, 2; Cate, 2. 
Bases on balls — Off Lewis, 3; off Stetson, i. Struck 
out — By Lewis, 7; Stetson, 10. Passed balls — By 
E. Tuttle. Time — i h. 32 min. Umpire — Lawlis. 



Summary: Home run — Ailing; two-base hit — 
Snow. Sacrifice hit — Coolej'. Sruck out — By Lew- 
is 9, by Cate 8. First base on balls — Off Lewis 2, 
off Cate I. iJit by Pitcher Wing, Skolfield. Um- 
pire — Lawlis. Time of game — i hr. 35 min. 



1914, II; 1913, I 

The Freshmen won the second game of 
the Inter-Class 'Baseball series, Wednesday 
by the score of 11 to i. Both Lewis for the 
Sophs and Cate for 1914, pitched excellent 
ball, but poor support behind the bat and in 
the field at critical moments proved the down- 
fall of 191 3. Cate was given good support 
at all times, Tuttle and Wilson distinguishing 
themselves by spectacular running catches. 
The Freshmen cinched the game in the third 
inning when they tallied seven runs. The 
deciding game in the series will be pulled off 
to-morrow on the Delta, and an enthusiastic 
contingent of underclassmen will undoubtedly 
witness the match and participate in the ex- 
citement. 
The score : 

1913 

AB R H PO A E 

Tilton, SS 5 o 2 i 

Savage, ib... 4 o i 9 i 

Gardner, 3b 4 o i 2 

Skolfield, 2b 4 o o i 2 ii 

Lewis p 4 o 2 3 o 

Dunphy, l.f. . . 4 o o o 

Gilbert c.f 4 i 2 'O l I 

Page, r.f., c 3 o i 5 o 3 

Haskell, r.f i o o o o 

Tuttle, c. f 4 o 2 4 I 2 

1914 

AB R H PC A E 

Cooley, ss •••5 i 3 i i 

Barbour, ib... 5 2 i 7 i 

Snow, c 5 I I II o 

Russell, c.f ..5 o 2 o o 

Wing, 2b 4 2 o I I 

Wilson, 3b. 4 I I 2 I I 

Pratt, r.f i o 4 i 

Ailing, r.f 3 i. i 2 5 I 

Cate, p 4 I o 2 5 I 

Tiittle, c.f 4 2 I I I 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 



President Hyde Pays Tribute to tlie Memory of Chief 
Justice Fuller 

Melville Weston Fuller, LL.D., Chief Jus- 
tice of the United States Supreme Court, died 
on the fourth day of July, 1910, in the seven- 
ty-eighth year of his age. Chief Justipe Fuller 
graduated from Bowdoin College in 1853. 
After three years in Maine as a law student, 
a lawyer, and associate editor of the Age, a 
democratic newspaper published in Augusta, 
he removed to Chicago, where he practiced 
law until his appointment as Chief Justice in 
1888. He was a member of the Illinois State 
Constitutional Convention in 1862. He 
served in the Illinois Legislature, and was a 
delegate to several National Conventions of 
the Democratic party. In 1889 he was a 
member of the Arbitration Convention at 
Paris which passed upon the boundary dis- 
pute between England and Venezuela ; and in 
1905 was one of the peace commissioners at 
the Hague. He was chairman of the Trustees 
of the Peabody Educational Fund and Chan- 
cellor of the Smithsonian Institution. 

He was an Overseer of the College from 
187s to 1879; and a Trustee since 1894. In 
1894 he was the orator at the Centennial Cel- 
ebration of the founding of the College. He 
received the degree of LL.D. from Bowdoin 
College and from Northwestern University in 
1888, and from Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth 
in 1901. 

His great service was as Chief Justice for 
the twenty-two years from 1888 to 1910. A 
Democrat from life-long conviction, a strict 
constructionist profoundly distrustful of the 
prevailing tendency to extend Federal author- 
ity over business affairs, he was often in the 
minority; and often opposed not only to pop- 
ular views, but to what many believed to be 
the inevitable trend of progress. Yet such 
was his profound knowledge of the law ; his 
wide scholarship, his practical wisdom, his 
transparent fairness, his gracious courtesy, his 
genial humor, that he kept men of the most 
sharply opposed views in harmonious personal 
relations,, expedited business, and held the 
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above the slightest suspicion of partizanship, 
or favoritism. 

To his professional attainment he added 
rare literary and social gifts which adorned 
the office he so ably filled. Though his life 
was spent chiefly in Chicago and Washington, 
he never forgot the friends of his native city 
and his beloved college. Lo)'alty to all whom 
he loved, fidelity to all with which he had ever 
been identified, whether in family or college, 
business or friendship, church or state; — loy- 
alty and fidelity at whatever cost of inconven- 
ience and sacrifice, were the traits that en- 
deared him to his host of associates and 
friends. 

The one great word that sums up his char- 
acter is integrity : not merely integrity in the 
popular meaning of the word as common hon- 
esty, superiority to all forms of bribery, cor- 
ruption, and undue influence. That, in a man 
of his high station in these days, we expect as 
a matter of course, and take for granted. 
Though it is a satisfaction to know that be- 
fore he was Chief Justice, while still a lawyer 
to whom an assured income would have been 
most welcome, he refused an ofifered retainer 
which would have made him independently 
rich, because he knew that law and justice 
were not on the side of the man who ofifered 
it. But he had the deeper and rarer quality 
which the word integrity etymologically 
means : — that ' unbroken wholeness of life, 
from which nothing that has once proved 
precious is ever suffered to drop out ; nothing 
is tolerated at one time or in one set of cir- 
cumstances which is inconsistent with what 
one aims to be at all times and in all circum- 
stances. That the highest life-tenure office in 
the gift of the Nation came to one who had 
this highest quality of mind and heart, is at 
once a credit to his country and a gratification 
to his College. 



RHODES SCHOLARSHIP EXAMS 
At the State House, Augusta, on October 25 and 26 

The next Qualifying Examination of the 
Rhodes Scholarship will be held at the State 
JrEouse, Augusta, Maine, on October 25 
and 26. 

The schedule of examinations : 

Tuesday, October 25 
10 A.M. to 12 noon — Translation from Latin in- 
to English. 

2 P.M. to 4 P.M — Latin Prose. 
5 P.M. to 7 P.M. — Arithmetic. 



Wednesday, October 26 
10 A.M. to 12 noon — Translation from Greek in- 
to English. 

2 P.M. to 4 P.M. — Greek Grammar. 

5 P.M. to 7 P.M. — Algebra or Geometry. 

It is necessary to pass in Latin, Greek, and 
Mathematics in order to be exempt from En- 
trance Examinations into Oxford, but Oxford 
will accept a candidate, if he may have passed 
in Latin and Mathematics, but not in Greek. 
Such a candidate cannot enter Oxford imtil 
he has passed Entrance Examination on 
Greek. 

The Scholarships amount to a value of 
£300 a year for the term of three years. 

The last Rhodes Scholar from Maine was 
Robert Hale, '10. He has sailed and is due 
at Oxford the middle of October. 



FALL TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

In the, first round of tennis Soines beat 
Greee, 6-1, 6-2; E. Wilson beat Bardeaux, 
6-3, 5-7, 8-6; Partridge beat J. Slocum by de- 
fault. Payson beat Burleigh 0-6, 6-2, 6-1 ; 
Chapman beat Merrill 6-1, 6-0; Nichols beat 
Gardner 6-3, 6-4 ; McCormick beat A. H. 
Cole, 6-1, 6-3; Shepherd beat Hichborn, 6-0, 
6-2. In the second round Somes beat Wilson 
6-2, 6-0; Shepherd beat McCormick, 6-3, 6-2. 



THE NEW BOARD TRACK 

Subscriptions have been solicited from the 
students this week for a new board track by 
memlDers of the Student Council. The col- 
lege authorities have promised an amount 
equal to that contributed by the student body. 
The new track will be built on the site of the 
old one. Work on it will be commenced im- 
mediately. 



ART BUILDING NOTES 

A very valuable addition has been made 
to the collection of paintings in the Walker 
Art Building. It is a portrait of John F. 
Kenned)' painted by Eastman Johnson, and 
was purchased from Mrs. Johnson and placed 
in the Art Building as a memorial to Mr. 
Kennedy. This is but the second painting 
ever purchased by the college and has been 
placed beside the portrait of Daniel B. Fayer- 
weather, also bought as a meinorial. The 

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In almost every college 
Class Elections class there is a large ma- 
jority who wish to see 
their best men in the class offices but at elec- 
tion this majority is often outwitted by a small 
but energetic minority working for meaner 
ends. Even when there are no corrupt 
motives working at election the voters are 
blinded by fraternity or club affiliations. A 
man will honestly think that his fraternity or 
club mate is the better of two candidates sim- 
ply because he knows one better than 'the 
other. In order, therefore, to insure that a 
class shall be represented by its best men, it 
is necessary to eliminate corruption at election 
and overcome the distortion of vision due to 
fraternity affiliations. Last year the Junior 
Class worked out a plan for nominating 
officers which, although it cannot eliminate 
shady practices, brings them into the light 
where all can see them. The chief advantage 
of the scheme, however, is that it does away 



with the old "fraternity trouble." Briefly the 
plan is this : Each fraternity delegation and 
the non-fraternity men draw up slates, filling 
each office with 'the man outside their own 
fraternity who is judged to be best suited for 
the office. Then the delegations each elect 
two representatives who meet and compare 
slates. From these slates the committee of 
representatives draw up a list of nominees, 
which list is given to the class which elects the 
officers therefrom in the usual manner. As 
the plan worked out last year the committee 
had no difficuly in choosing the nominees. 
Occasionally the slates did not show two dis- 
tinct favorites in which case the committee 
put up more than two candidates for an office 
or balloted for a choice from the names which 
appeared on the slates. This plan may appear 
complicated but in actual practice it worked 
smoothly. 

The Orient does not claim that this is the 
best method that can be devised for securing 
good class officers but it considers it an im- 
provement on the old method. The old "fra- 
ternity trouble" is eliminated for although 
any delegation may consider that one of its 
members should be nominated for a certain 
office, the decision is left to the eight other 
delegations of the class. Although no other 
class may adopt this plan let each class make 
some attemept for good government ! Failure 
is more honorable than inactivity. The few 
who have axes to grind may be expected to 
push their interests. The majority should 
bestir themselves and push the interests of the 
class. 

ART BUILDING NOTES 

[Continued from page 99.] 

new painting impresses itself upon even the 
amateur admirer of art by its remarkable clear- 
ness of tone. Every stroke must have been 
both bold and accurate to produce such a 
wonderful impression. 

A new specimen of the recent Italian coin- 
age has also been presented by Dr. Cram. It 
is a silver piece of twenty centissime. Two 
have been presented so that the reverse side 
may be shown. The coin is literally beautiful 
and contrasts strongly with our own new gold 
pieces. 



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COLLEGE PREACHERS 

Nov. 20, '10— Pres. Albert P. Fitch, D.D., 
Andover Seminary, Cambridge. 

December 18, '10 — Ambrose W. Vernon, 
D.D., Brookline. 

January — , '11 — Washington Gladden, 
D.D., Columbus. 

March 19, 191 1 — Samuel McChord Cro- 
thers, Litt.D., Cambridge. 

April 16, 191 1 — Rev. PI. Roswell Bates, 
New York. 

May 21, 191 1 — Raymond Calkins, D.D., 
Portland. 



PROFESSOR FOSTER TAKES FINE POSITION 
Becomes President of Reed Institute in Oregon 

If the plans of Prof. William Trufant 
Foster, formerly of Bowdoin, do not miscarry, 
Oregon some day soon is going to have "the 
ideal college." Not the ideal university, the 
ideal college. To bring that ideal into reality 
Professor Foster at present a college presi- 
dent, who is himself, a campus, three million 
dollars, and four trustees who are to man- 
age that three million dollars. They are not 
managing him or the educational affairs of his 
ideal college. Just the three million dollars. 
That is part of his agreement. 

Professor Foster is planning buildings to 
put on his campus and looking for professors 
to put in the buildings. It would seem very 
easy matter to get the professors afer he had 
the buildings ; but it is not easy when one has 
he standards Professor Foster is insisting on. 
However, he is not at all discouraged. He 
is going blithely on his way making plans and 
getting things moving. 

Mrs. Amanda Reed, of Portland, Oregon, 
left her entire fortune of three million dol- 
lars in the hands of four trustees for use as 
"a means of general enlightenment for intel- 
lectual or moral culture and the cultivation 
and developments of fine arts." The only 
limitation she placed on the use of the money 
was that it should not be used for buildings 
and that whatever it should maintain should 
be non-sectarian. The trustees decided that 
the best thing to do with the three million 
dollars was to establish a college — Reed Col- 
lege — that should be to the West what Bow- 
doin, Amherst and Willams are to the East. 

An Amherst man, William Ladd who lives 
in Portland, straightway gave the forty acres 
on the shore of the Columbia river for the 



campus. After a long deliberation the trus- 
tees chose Professor Foster, although only 
thirty-two, as president. 

When the offer from the trustees of Reed 
College came, Professor Foster had just been 
made Professor of Education at Bowdoin, 
after he had taught English and argument 
there for five years. 

Professor Foster's father died when he 
was a small boy, so Foster had to work his 
way through Roxbury Latin. He earned 
enough after he graduated, to carry him 
though half of his Freshman year at Har- 
vard; and after that his scholarships paid his 
way. 

He first taught French at Prospect, Union, 
and English at Bates. He then returned to 
Harvard and received his master's degree in 
1904. He then went to Bowdoin where he 
remained until he was chosen President of 
Reed College. 

President Foster has announced that he 
hopes to open Reed College in the fall of 191 1. 
He has already received 400 or 500 applica- 
tions for professorships. 

Professor Foster's standard for professors 
is as follows : 

"The sort of men I am looking for must 
be men first of all. Second they must be 
teachers. Their proficiency as research schol- 
ars will rank third. In some universities the 
order has been reversed — to the detriment of 
the students, I believe." 



PRESIDENT HYDE EDITS INSTRUCTIVE SERIES 

In a few days will be issued a set of books 
called "Vacations," of which President Hyde 
is Editor-in-Chief. There are ten volumes 
in the series and these have the purpose of giv- 
ing useful knowledge concerning various in- 
dustries. On the staff of associate editors is 
another Bowdoin man, Albert W. Tolman. 
The author of the book on "The Professions" 
is also a Bowdoin alumnus, the late Melville 
W. Fuller. The full list of articles is as fol- 
lows : 

1. Home Making 

Mrs. Margaret Wade Deland. Boston, Mass. 

2. Farm and Ranch 

Liberty Hyde Bailey 
Director of the College of Agriculture, Cornell Uni- 
versity, Ithaca, N. Y. 

3. The Mechanic Arts 

Richard Cockburn Maclaurin, LL.D., Sc.D. 
President Mass. Inst, of Technology, Boston, Mass. 



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4. Business 

Andrew Carnegie, LL.D. 
New York City 

5. The Professions 

The Hon. Melville Weston Fuller, LL.D. 
Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, Wash- 
ing, D. C. 

6. Public Service 

The Hon. James Randolph Garfield 
Ex-Member of the Ohio Senate, ex-Member of the 
U. S. Civil Service Commission, ex-Commis- 
sioner of Corporations in the U. S. Department 
of Commerce and Labor, ex-Secretary of the In- 
terior, Mentor, Ohio. 

7. Education 

Mary E. WooUey, Litt.D., L.H.D. 
President of Mt. Holyoke College, South 
Hadley, Mass. 
S. Literature 

Henry Van Dyke, DD., LL.D. 
Professor of English Literature, Princeton Uni- 
versity, Princeton, N. J. 
Q. Music 

Horatio William Parker, Mus. Doc. 
Professor of the Theory of Music, Yale University, 

New Haven, Conn. 
10. The Fine Arts 

Mr. Kenyon Cox 
Author and Artist, New York City 



Y. M. C. A. SPEAKER 

The speaker at the Y. M. C. A. meeting 
next Thursday will be Francis R. North, 
principal of Portland ITigh School. Mr. 
North is a graduate of Wesleyan where he 
was prominently active in Christian work 
during his undergraduate days. Since com- 
ing to Portland, he has associated himself 
closely with Y. M. C. A. work there and also 
with several other societies which aim toward 
the betterment physically, morally and men- 
tally, of young men. Mr. North believes 
that athletics, as physical exercise and as an 
incentve to study, are very valuable and since 
assuming his position in Portland High, he 
has succeeded in placing athletics on a better 
standing there than they have been for some 
years. Mr. North is a direct and pleasing 
speaker and whatever subject he may choose, 
one may be sure his address will be interest- 
ing and instructive. 



NEW COURSES 

Several timely changes have been made in 
certain courses this year. Mr. Alvord in the 
Geology Department offers Dynamical and 
Topographical Geology the first semester and 
Structural Geology the second semester, thus 
reversing the usual arrangement. Students 



who have not yet taken mineralogy are there- 
by enabled to take Geology the first semes- 
ter providing they have Chemistry I. or are 
taking that course. 

Dr. Copeland offers in Zoology 9 a new 
course in Organic Evolution. The theories of 
evolution and the relations of variation, hered- 
ity, and environment to practical questions of 
heredity are discussed. This course is 
especially valuable at this time when evolu- 
tion is being so widely discussed, and is so 
necessary to a well-informed student. 

Prof. Brown offers in French 5 and 6 a 
new course in French reading and composi- 
tion. Oral practice is also given each day so 
that a student is enabled to converse in 
French. These two courses are parallel with 
3 and 4 and may not be elected in successive 
years after 1910-T911. 



INTERESTING GIFT TO LIBRARY 

A very interesting book has been given to 
Bowdoin College by P. P. Baxter, '98. The 
book was written by his father J. P. Baxter. 
The book contains two poems, one concerning 
James Wadsworth Longfellow and the other 
concerning Prof. Alpheus Spring Packard. 

They were both read by Mr. J. P. Baxter 
before the Maine Historical Society. The 
names of the poems are "Laus Laureate" and 
"A Greetng to the Mentor." 

The book which was printed in 1882 by 
Stephen Berry of Portland, is printed on vel- 
lum and contains numerous engravings of 
both Longfellow and Packard. 



PRIZE ESSAY 

The Lake Mohonk Conference on Inter- 
national Arbitration offers a prize of $100 for 
the best essay on "International Arbitration" 
by an undergraduae student of any Ameri- 
can College or LTniversity. The donator of 
the prize is Chester DeWitt Pugsley, Harvard 
'09, of Peekskill N. Y. The contest closes 
March 15, 191 1. 



THE TRAINING TABLE 

The training table started in September nine- 
teenth at Rideouts, on Maine Street, but the food 
was unsatisfactory and it was discontinued, Friday, 
the twenty-third. On the following Tuesday the 
table was again started; this time at Mrs._ McKin- 
ley's. The board seems to be giving satisfaction, 
and it is likely that this will continue to be the head- 
quarters for the squad during the remainder of the 
season. 



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(Tolleoe Botes 



Macomber, 'ii, spent Sunday in Bath. 

Genthner, 'il, has returned to college. 

A Hebron Club is soon to be organized. 

"Ed" Merrill, '03, viewed the old landmarks last 
week. 

S. C. W. Simpson, '03, was on the campus, re- 
cently. 

Wright, '14, is out for the assistant-tennis man- 
agership. 

Wilson. '12, has at length appeared upon the 
gridiron. 

Harrington, '12, is expected back on or about 
Oct. 20th. 

John Oiflford, '10, refereed the Hebron-Port- 
land game last Satvirdav. 

Bowdoin Second is on the Hebron schedule for 
Saturday, October eighth. 

The Band will play for the first time at the Exe- 
ter game October twelfth. 

S. B. Hitchcock, Cornell, '01, was on the campus 
visiting friends last Sunday. 

Crowell, 13. has pleased the fellows by opening 
a candy shop in 4 South Maine. 

Cowles, Yale, '10, who has been staying at 
Harpswell, visited us last week. 

Capt. "Jim" Clarke lighted the campus with his 
benignant smile a few days ago. 

p. T. Nickerson, 10, returned to college for a 
short visit the first of the week. 

L. W. Flye, '02, with New York City Telephone 
Co., was on the campus last week. 

L. Brown, Callahan and Adams, all '14, went up 
to the Hebron-Portland game, Saturday. 

"Cy" Rowell, '10, is now teaching English and 
German at the Chauncey Hall School, Boston. 

J. A. C- Milliken, ex-'op, and Medic, '10, is very 
severely ill at his home in New Bedford, Mass. 

All unpaid semester bills of the last college year 
must be adjusted before the isth of October. 

"Bill" will be missed by patrons of "Jud's" Bar- 
ber Shop. He intends setting up a shop of his own. 

Wantke, '10, is coaching the Cony High football 
team which defeated Brunswick High, Saturday, 5 
to o. 

In the absence of Warren Davis, his place in the 
chapel choir has been taken by Lawrence Park- 
man, '11. 

Last week, on Wednesday evening, the "Merry 
Widow" at Lewiston, claimed the presence of a 
dozen Bowdoin boys. 

Robert Cole, '12, is coaching the Sophomore 
Track Team and Jesse McKenney, '12, is looking 
out for the Freshmen. 

The Massachusetts Club will organize soon for 
its season's work and will be reinforced by many 
from the Freshman class. 

Owing to scehdule changes half the football 
team didn't leave Brunswick until eleven o'clock, ar- 
riving at Boston at 3.05, last Saturday. 



Files, ex-'li, has entered Tufts. 

Locke, '12, returned to college, Saturday. 

Otis, '10, has entered the Harvard Law School. 

Earl L. Russfl, '12, returned to college, Monday. 

Busfield, '13, entertained his brother here last 
w^eek. 

Donahue, '14, is out for assistant tennis man- 
ager. 

John C. Minot, 'g6, was seen on the campus, 
Sunday. 

Farnham, '13, is coaching the Morse High foot- 
ball team. 

Hawes, '10, is taking a graduate course at 
Columbia. 

Frederick Thompson, '14, recently visited his 
home in Augusta. 

Maloney, '12, will act as principal of the high 
school at Liberty, Me. 

Frank Townsend, '10, with the Boston Telephone 
Co., was on the campus, Tuesday. 

The winter schedule of the Maine Centra! goes 
into ffect Monday, October the tenth. 

Moulton, '13, Wish, '13, and Jones, '13, are 
among the new men out for cross country. 

Warren D. Eddy, and Erniond Sylvester, both 
'14, are out for Assistant Track Manager. 

Professor Woodruff, who was absent a few days 
last week, resumed his classes on Monday. 

Chester E. Kellogg, '11, gave a very pleasing vio- 
lin selection at the chapel exercises on Sunday. 

Last Friday evening a dinner was given at the pC 

Hotel Eagle for the faculty by Dean Sills in honor 
of the five new members of the teaching force. 

The first Bowdoin Alumni dinner of the year 
of -the Boston Association will be held at the Uni- 
versity Club Friday, October 7. 

It is with pleasure that the style of Freshman 
caps has been welcomed. The verdant youths all 
have them now and wear them without complaint. 

An Employment Bureau will be conducted this 
year by Mr. McConaughy. All applicants should 
see him in the near future at his office in Hubbard 
Hall. 

President Hyde has given two weeks adjourns. 
He will make quite an extended trip and is to assist 
at the inauguration of Smith College's new Presi- 
dent- 

A short biography of Prof. William T. Foster 
recently appeared in Hampton's Magazine. A full 
page picture of him also appeared in The World's 
Work. 

All candidates out for Assistant Track Manager 
please hand their names to W. A. MacCormick at 
Delta Upsilon House or C. R. Crowell at 4 South 
Maine. 

Professor Ham has been appointed to accom- 
pany President Hyde to the Association of New 
England Colleges which is held on November 1st 
at Amherst. 

There will be a meeting of the State Confer- 
ence of Charities and Corrections of which Presi- 
dent Hyde is president, in Portland, Oct. 26, 27 and 
28, and he is expected to speak at the opening ses- 
sion. 



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Hlumni Bepavttnent 



'53.— The Honorable Melville W. Fuller, 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the 
United States, died suddenly of heart failure 
at his summer home at Sorrento, Me., on July 
4, after a life that will be long remembered 
from the honor which he reflected on the high 
position that he held. He was "jy years old. 

Chief Justice Fuller was born in Augusta, 
Me., Feb. 11, 1833, received his early educa- 
tion in the schools of his native town and was 
graduated from Bowdoin in the Class of 
1853, one of his classmates being E. J. Phelps, 
who was U. S. minister to the court of St. 
James during the first Cleveland administra- 
tion. 

After graduation young Fuller went to 
Bangor and studied law in the office of his 
uncle, Melville Weston. He then attended a 
course of lectures at the Harvard Law 
School, was admitted to the bar in 1855, and 
formed a partnership with his brother, B. A. 
G. Fuller of Augusta. He also entered jour- 
nalism and was associated with his brother 
in the editorial management of the Age, the 
democratic organ of the State. James G. 
Blaine edited the rival paper in the city at the 
same time. Mr. Fuller's talents were quickly 
recognized and he was almost immediately 
elected city attorney and president of the 
common council. 

But young Fuller had an ambition to enter 
a large field, and before the close of the year 
1856 he removed to Chicago, and at once en- 
tered upon the practice of his profession. 
Thence on his advance was rapid. He had 
always been interested in politics, and in 1856 
he took the stump for Buchanan and again 
for Douglas in i860. He was chosen a mem- 
ber of the Illinois constitutional convention in 
1862, when he was but 29 years old, and 
served in the State legislature from 1862 to 
1865. But in deference to the wishes of his 
second wife he abandoned politics in 1865 
and gave his' attention to the law. 

After the death of Chief Justice Waite, 
President Cleveland offered Fuller the posi- 



tion, and he accepted, in 1888. The position 
he filled, with great dignity and executive 
ability, until his death. It has been said that 
probably no justice of the Supreme Bench was 
ever more beloved than he. He was intensely 
loyal to his Alma Mater and hardly a year 
went by that did not see him in Brunswick 
for commencement week. 

The death of Chief Justice Fuller recalls 
the remarkable fact that at one time in our 
history both houses of Congress and the high- 
est judicial body of the country were presided 
over by sons of Bowdoin. Mr. Frye was 
president p7-o tern, of the Senate, Mr. Reed 
was speaker of the House, and Mr. Fuller was 
chief justice of the Supreme Court. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, October 8 
745 Football team leaves for Durham. 
3.00 Bowdoin vs. New Hampshire State at 
Durham. 

3.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross country squad leaves gym. 

Sunday, October 9 
10.45 Morning service in Church on the Hill. 
Mrs. Ida Vose Woodbury of the American Mission- 
ary Association will speak. 

5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President 
Hyde. 

Monday, October 10 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
Baseball Practice on the Delta. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross country squad leaves gym. 

Tuesday, October ii 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

Baseball Practice on the Delta. 

Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross country squad leaves gym. 

Wednesday, October 12 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Exeter on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
Cross country squad leaves gym. 



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VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 14, 1910 



NO. 13 



BOWDOIN, 14; EXETER, 2 

Bowdoin Team Plays Fast Game Characterized by 

Long Runs 

The second game of the year played on the 
Whittier Field by the Bowdoin team was 
highly pleasing to Bowdoin supporters. The 
team showed signs of hard work and excellent 
coaching. The features of the game were the 
long gains by F. Smith, '12, Wilson, '12, and 
Wood ,'13. 

The First Period 

Exeter kicked ofif to F. Smith who carried 
it back 20 yards. Bowdoin was unable to gain 
and Hastings punted. Exeter's ball in the 
middle of the field. The red was unable to 
gain and pimted to Wilson who ran it back 
10 yds. An end run by Wilson netted 3 yards 
more and F. Smith made 3 more. Hastings 
punted. Exeter was penalized 15 yards and 
it was Bowdoin's ball on first down. Hurley 
made s yards and Wilson ten. A forward 
pass failed and Hastings punted. Bowdoin 
recovered the ball on the eight-yard line. 
Kern made a one-yard gain on a line play and 
Wood added three more. Hastings went over 
the line for a toudown. A try for a goal 
failed. 

Bowdoin 3, Exeter o. 

Exeter kicked off to Wilson who made 20 
yards. Exeter held and Hastings punted. 
Exeter was unable to gain. 

Second Period 

Sullivan goes in for Wilson. 

Bowdoin held and Exeter punted to Sulli- 
van. Weatherill made 6 yards and Hurley 3 
yards. Hastings made 13 yards, but lost the 
ball. Exeter made long gains, netting 40 
yards. Bowdoin held. Exeter penalized 10 
yards and punted to i-yard line. A high pass 
to Hastings forced Bowdoin to make a safety. 

Bowdoin 5, Exeter 2. 

F. Smith made 5 yards and 10 yards and 
Weatherill was nailed for a loss. On a for- 
ward pass the ball went to Exeter. Brickler 
of Exeter made long run but lost the ball to 
Bowdoin. Two line plays netted 3 yards. 

Second Half 
Wilson goes in quarter. Exeter kicked to 
Smith who made 20 yards. A quarterback 



run netted 20 yards. Two runs by F. Smith 
gained 11 yards. Wood went around end for 
16 yards. F. Sniith and Wilson made 14 
yards. Exeter rescues ball but fumbled and 
was forced to make a touchback. Bowdoin 
gained but lost ball to Exeter. Exeter punted 
to Wilson. F. Smith went around end for 9 
yards and a quarterback run netted 13 more. 
F. Smith made 7 yards, Kern one yard. 
Fourth Period 

Bowdoin's ball on 33-yard line. Smith 
kicked goal from the field. 

Bowdoin 8, Exeter 2. 

Devine goes in. Exeter kicked off to E. 
Smith who made 2 yards. Wilson punted. 
Daniels gees in. Exeter was unable to gain 
and punted to F. Smith. Exeter penalized 15 
yard. F. Smith made 40-yard run. Sullivan 
goes in. F. Smith made three yards and Sul- 
livan and Wood added 10 more. Sullivan 
went over for touchdown. F. Smith kicked 
goal. 

Bowdoin 14, Exeter 2. 

Smith kicked off to Exeter. They were 
unable to gain and punted. Kern made 10 
yards. Exeter penalized 5 yards. Smith 
made 15 yards and Weatherill 10. Wiggin, 
Purington, Huston and Douglas go in. For- 
ward pass gave ball to Exeter but were una- 
ble to gain. Ball goes to Bowdoin. Clifford 
punted but Exeter was unable to gain. 

The line-up : 
Bowdoin Exeter 

E. Smith, l.e I.e., McCabe 

Devine, I.e. 

Wood, l.t •■ I.t., Way 

Hastings, l.g l.g., Gottstein 

E. Kern, c. ■ ■ ■ ■ c, Mitchell 

Douglas, c. 

Burns, r.g • -r.g., Neal 

Clifford, r,t .-r.t., Kirkpatric 

Hurley, re .r.e., Faulkner 

Daniels, r.e. 

Wilson, q.b. q.b., Ayer 

Sullivan, q.b. 
Wiggin, l.h.b. 

F. Smith, l.h.b l.h.b., Brickler 

Weatherill, r.h.b ■ r.h.b., O'Brien 

Purington, r.h.b. 

G. Kern, f.b f.b.. Fox 

Score — Bowdoin 14, Exeter 2. Touchdowns — 

Hastings, Sullivan. Goals from touchdowns — F. 
Smith. Goal from field — F. Smith. Referee — 
Macreadie. Umpire — Stevenson. Field Jiidge — E. 
King of Bowdoin. Time of quarters — 10 minutes. 



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BOWDOJN, 23; NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE, 

Last Saturday, Bowdoin defeated New 
Hampshire at Durham by a score of 23 to o, 
in a hard-fought, exciting game. 

Intercepted forward passes, long end runs, 
and successful use of the forward passes were 
responsible for the point-making. 

Smith and Kern both intercepted forward 
passes and ran the length of the field for 
touchdowns. Two long runs by Smith and 
Weatherell gave Bowdoin another score. The 
last touchdown was made in the last period 
when a fumble by New Hampshire was recov- 
ered by Bowdoin and converted into a touch- 
down. Hurley was injured in the first period 
and was replaced by Devine. Capt. Proud 
and Jones for New Hampshire played a bril- 
liant game. Sullivan ran the Bowdoin team 
in good shape and the team as a whole showed 
a big improvement in their style of play. The 
line-up : 
New Hampshire. Bowdoin. 

Jones, l.e r.e., Hurley, Devine 

Sanborn, l.t r.t., Clifford, Douglass 

Perkins, l.g ■ r.g.. Burns 

Proud, c ■ • ■ c, E. Kern 

Morgan, r.g ■ l.g., Hastings 

Pettingill, r.t. l.t, Wood 

Robinson, r.e ■ I.e., E. Smith 

Twomey. Jones, q.b q.b., Sullivan 

Lowd, Willard, Bean, l.h.b...-- r.h.b., G. Kern 

S wasey, r.h.b l.h.b., Wetherell 

Haines, Reardon, fb •. . f.b., F. Smith 

Score — Bowdoin 23. Touchdowns — F. Smith 2, 
E. Smith, G. Kern. Goals from touchdowns — 3. 
Umpire — J. C. O'Connor of Dartmouth. Referee — 
W. S. Cannell of Tufts. Head linesman — Carpen- 
ter. Field Judge — E. J. Davis of Harvard. Time- 
four lo-minute periods. 



1913, 13; 1914, S 

The Sophomores defeated the Freshmen 
in the deciding game of the series, last Satur- 
day in a rather one-sided game. Lewis, the 
Sophomore twirler, was in his best form, 
allowing his opponent only 4 hits. Gate for 
1914 was nervous in pinches and was touched 
up rather freely by the Sophs. He was also 
afforded poor support, 13 errors being 
chalked against his team^nates. 

The Sophs started things in the first inning 
and made 4 runs, putting the Freshmen in a 
hole. Only once, in the sixth, did they have 
a chance to pull out, when the score stood 5 
to 4 in favor of 1913, but the Sophs came 
back in their half and scored 4 more runs 
and cinched the game. Stetson replaced Gate 



in the eighth but could not stop the Soph 
batting rally. The final score was 13 to 5. 

1913 

AB R IB PO A E 

Tilton, ss s I I I 3 o 

Savage, ib 5 i i 11 I 

Gardner, 3b 5 2 I 2 o i 

Skolfield, 2b 5 i o 3 i 

Lewis, p S I I I 4 o 

Abbott, l.f 5 2 2 I o 

Gilbert, c.f 523100 

Dunphy, r.f 5 2 o o o o 

Belknap, c 5 i i 10 i 

Total 45 13 10 27 II 3 

1914 

AB R IB PO A E 

Cooley, ss 4 i o o 2 2 

Stetson, lb., p 5 i 2 8 o 2 

Snow, c 4 I 9 o I 

Russell, l.f 4 I 3 o I 

Ailing, r.f 4 i i 2 o 

Tuttle, c.f 2 I o o I 

Brown, 3b 3 o I 2 2 

Cate, p., lb 2 o o o I o 

Wing, 2b 4 o o I 2 4 

Barton, c.f I o o o o o 

Total 33 5 4 24 7 13 

Summary : 

Three-base hit — Stetson. Two-base hit — Gilbert. 
Sacrifice hit — Tilton. Stolen bases — Tilton Savage, 
Gardner 2, Skolfield, Lewis, Gilbert 2, Dunphy, 
Cooley, Stetson, Snow, Russell, Ailing 2, Tuttle, 
Brown, Cate. Struck out — By Lewis 10, by Cate 7, 
by Stetson 2. Base on balls — Off Lewis 3. Hit by 
pitcher — Cooley. Passed balls — Belknap 3. Wild 
pitch — Cate. Time — i hr. 30 min. Umpire — Lawlis. 



FRATERNITY INITIATIONS 

To-night the eight fraternities will receive 
into their brotherhood 68 new members. The 
candidates have shown their ability to meet 
the goat to-night by performing various stunts 
and feats of strength on the campus this week. 
Likewise, the goat has been growing stronger 
and mere dangerous for a whole year and will 
certainly give the initiates a perilous ride to- 
night. 

The initiates are : 

Alpha Delta Phi 

1913 

Everett Stevens Winslow, Portland. 

1914 
George Franklin Eaton, Bangor. 
Wallace Edward Mason, Jr., Andover, 
Mass. 

Earle Spaulding Thompson, Bath, Me. 
Philip Innes Towle, Saco, Me. 



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Robert Thomas Wetherell, Brunswick, Me. 
Psi Upsilon 

1913 

Howard Clement Abbott, Derry, N. H. 

1914 
Lemuel Bartlett Fowler, Brookline, Mass. 
Charles Frederick Houghton, Portland. 
Prentiss Shepherd, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 
Charles Francis White, Methuen, Mass. 
Earle Farnsworth Wilson, Thomaston, Me. 
Paul Llewellyn Wing, Bath, Me. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 
1914 
William Henry Cunliffe, Jr., Fort Kent, 
Me. 

Warren Day Eddy, Portland, Me. 
Alfred Everett Gray, Portsmouth, N. H. 
John Heywood, Gardner, Mass. 
Arthur Stowers Merrill, Skowhegan, Me. 
Francis Wood McCaoy, Augusta, Me. 
Myles Standish, Jr., Boston, Mass. 
Frederick William Thompson, Augusta, 
Me. 

William Burrill Williamson, Augusta, Me. 

Theta Delta Chi 
1914 
Walter Brown, Bath, Me. 
Horace Allen Barton, Greenwich, Conn. 
Allan Ramsay Cole, Bath, Me. 
Louis Augustus Donahue, Portland, Me. 
Paul Edwin Donahue, Portland, Me. 
Maurice Wingate Hamblen, Bridgton, Me. 
James Gregory Blaine Lappin, Portland, 



Me. 



Me. 



Clifford Little Russel, Portland, Me. 
Neal Tuttle, Cumberland Mills, Me. 

Zeta Psi 

1913 
Raymond Davenport Kennedy, Jefferson, 



Merton William Green, Madison, Me. 

1914 
Omar Perlie Badger, Skowhegan, Me. 
Charles Harold Bickford, Portland, Me. 
Harold Webster Gate, Weymouth, Mass. 
Elwyn Collins Gage, Augusta, Me. 
Harold Merrill Hayes, Foxcroft, Me. 
Elroy Osborne Lacasce, Skowhegan, Me. 
Reginald Allen Monroe, Milo, Me. 
Richard Earl Simpson, Portland, Me. 
Leslie Nathaniel Stetson, Brunswick, Me. 
James Preble Wright, Wiscasset, Me. 



Delta Upsilon 

1913 
Elmer Emmons Tufts, Kingfield, Me. 

1914 
Robert Ellsworth Bodwurtha, Westfield, 
Mass. 

Pearl Smith Bordeaux, Mt. Desert, Me. 
Samuel Wood Chase, Lowell, Mass. 
Vernon Waldo Marr, Farmington, Me. 
Henry Allen Nickols, Pomona, Cal. 
Kenneth Allen Robinson, Biddeford, Me. 
Robert Myer Shea, Hallowell, Me. 

Kappa Sigma 
1912 
George Malcolm Graham, Topsham, Me. 
Earle Leander Russell, Portland, Me. 

1914 
John Lloyd Barbour, Brown City, Mich. 
Philip Ramon Fox, Portland, Me. 
Edward Holyoke Snow, Brunswick, Me. 
Edmond Sylvester, Freeport, Me. 
Henry Gerry Weymouth, Lyme, N. H. 

Beta Theta Pi 
1914 

Brainard Lucas Adams, Spruce Head, Me. 

Frederick Kenneth Ailing, New Haven, 
Conn. 

Clarence Arthur Brown, Portland, Me. 

Francis Xavier Callahan, Portland, Me. 

Elmer Carroll Cooley, Clark City, P. Q. 

Francis Tibbetts Garland, Bangor, Me. 

Evan Albert Nason, North Billerica, Mass. 

Philip Huntley Pope, Manchester, Mass. 

Robert Graves Severance, Mt. Hermon, 
Mass. 



BOSTON ALUMNI BANQUET 

Last Friday evening the first dinner of the 
Boston Alumni was held at the University 
Club of Boston. There were about forty-two 
men present. Prof. Chapman spoke on the 
improvements of the college and the changes 
in the faculty, and also paid a tribute to the 
late Prof. Robinson. 

G. C. Purington, Jr., the secretary, told 
that the club was in good financial condition 
and urged that all that were present to bring 
another alumnus with them the next time. 
The next dinner will be held Friday, Novem- 
ber 4th. Our younger alumni are showing 
good spirit, too : Several fellows from Har- 
vard Law were present at the dinner. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, 191 1 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 
j. c. white. 1911 h. p. vannah, 1912 

w. a. mccormick. 1912 l. e. jones. 1913 

w. r. spinney. 1912 v. r. leavitt, 1913 

D. H. McMURTRIE. 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, 1911 
H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 



Business Manager 
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Vol. XL OCTOBER 14, 1910 No. 13 



The present season, marked 
The New "B's" by the change in the foot- 
ball rules, seems to call for 
new provisions concerning the awarding of 
"B's." In the past, it has been the custom to 
present the college letter to any student who 
had participated in two whole games, or in the 
parts of three. With that method in vogue, a 
man who had served as much time in the part 
of one game as the players who had helped the 
team in the parts of three, might fail to secure 
the reward which he deserved as well as the 
latter. However, under the new rules, there 
is offered by the divison of the game into four 
parts a remedy for this disadvantage. The 
l3est plan seems to be that the "B's" be given 
to those who have served time in the whole 
of eight parts or in the parts of ten. By 
means of this more minute method, a more 
accurate reward for actual service can be 
made. Certainly, the Student Council should 
give this new plan favorable consideration. 



Y. M. C. A. 

The Students' Mass-Meeting held last 
Thursday, Oct. 6th, under the auspices of the 
Christian Association was a marked success. 
The speeches were all good and to the point; 
there was a large attendance ; and an enthusi- 
astic spirit manifested itself. 

The object of the meeting was to point 
out to the students a number of common 
faults existing in Bowdoin and to arouse a 
sentiment favoring their abolishment. 

"Baldy" Smith, the first speaker dealing 
with the subject of "Cribbing" from a stu- 
dent's point of view, first stated that no stu- 
dent in college actually believed this practice 
was right, and then urged the students to fos- 
ter a public sentiment and public conscience 
which would look down on this practice 
rather than sanction it. In conclusion he re- 
marked that every time a man passed a course 
with the aid of cribbing, he lowered the value 
of Phi Beta Kappa. "Let us play the intel- 
lectual game as we would a physical game," 
he said, "and play it fair, play it hard, play it 
the way that becomes Bowdoin men." 

Les Brumett, the next speaker, with the 
topic "Working for the College," pointed out 
the many activities which offered opportuni- 
ties for undergraduates, as members and 
officers, and added that Bowdoin expected 
every man to do his duty by entering into one 
or more of their activities. "Every man 
should do something," he declared. "The 
student by applying him'self to his studies sat- 
isfies the Faculty ; but that is not enough. He 
has a duty to the college, to the students, to 
traditions, that of "working .for the college" 
by going out for some student enterprise. 

Jack Hurley followed with a talk on "In- 
terfraternity Relations." He compared the 
fraternities to the eight sons of Mother Bow- 
doin, "who could only please their mother and 
shew their love for her by maintaining 
friendly relations with each other." He re- 
ferred to past ill feeling between fraternities. 
This, he said, had been nearly stamped out 
owing to the good feeling promoted by the 
college smokers, sectional clubs, and other in- 
terfraternity clubs. He closed with a warn- 
ing to every one to be careful that the evils of 
political combination, and wholesale seeking 
after Honors do not crop out again and spoil 
the splendid spirit now existing. 

Frank Smith opened his talk with the 
statement that the colleges of the State of 
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leges of the country in their use of profane 
language. He cited instances of association 
with men from other colleges who were far 
above Bowdoin men in clean speech. He 
pointed out how the reputation of a college 
had many times been lowered by the careless- 
ness of some of its representatives in their 
speech. He said finally "Education should 
mean a better use of the English language, not 
a better and more varied assortment of oaths. 
Let us try to wipe out this blot on the fair 
name of our college and let the motto over 
our grandstand also read 'Fair speech and 
may the clean man win.' " 

The speeches and subjects are well worthy 
the consideration of every Bowdoin man and 
the college is indebted to the Christian Asso- 
ciation for bringing them before the students 
in this manner. There will be a number of 
other meetings of this kind held during the 
year and the popularity of the first trial of 
the plan should insure a large attendance. 



COMPLIMENT TO CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER 

At the session of the U. S. Supreme Court 
last Monday called for the purpose of admin- 
istering the oath of office to the new Asso- 
ciate Judge, Charles E. Hughes, Acting Chiei 
Justice Harlan in announcing officially the 
death of Chief Justice Fuller, paid him a 
warm tribute both as a judge and man and 
spoke of his distinguished services to the 
country. He concluded with the remark that 
"the memory of his famous life would ever re- 
main as a priceless heritage to his country- 
men." The court adjourned after the oath 
of office had been taken out of respect to their 
departed chief. 



SUNDAY SPEAKER 

Next Sunday, Oct. i6. Rev. R. A. Hume, 
D.D., of Ahmednagar, India, the first Col- 
lege Preacher of the year, will address the stu- 
dents. Dr. Hume was born in Bombay in 
1847, graduated from Yale in 1868, and from 
Andover Theological Seminary in 1873. In 
1874 he returned to his native land and since 
then has carried on missionary work there 
with extraordinary success. He received the 
degree of D.D. from Yale, and has also been 
presented with the Kaiser-i-Hind Gold Medal, 
by Queen Victoria, for public service in India. 
Dr. Hume is author of "Mission From the 



Modern View." At seven, in the Y. M. C. A. 
Room he will speak about the work of our 
Room he will speak about the work 
of our representative in India, Mr. Hiwale, 
who is located at Satara, near Bombay, and 
is working under Dr. Hume's direction. In 
the morning Dr. Hume speaks at the Congre- 
gational Church about missionary work in 
India. He will also speak at the College Ves- 
per Service. Every Bowdoin man should 
avail himself of the opportunity of hearing 
Dr. Hume, probably the most noted mission- 
ary in India to-day. 



CHEMICAL CLUB MEETING 

The Chemical Club held its first meeting.. 
Thursday, Oct. 6, and officers for the ensuing 
year were elected as follows: Lowell S. Foote, 
'12, President; Fred C. Black, '11, Vice-Pres- 
ident; George W. Howe, '11, Secretary and 
Treasurer. The executive committee consists 
of Foote, '11; Emerson, '11; Purington, '11, 
and Cole, '12. Regular meetings will be held 
on alternate Fridays in the Chemical Labora- 
tory Room. The new members are : F. C. 
Black, W. H. Callahan, J. L. Curtis, W. N. 
Emerscn, S. B. Genthner, H. K. Hine, G. W. 
Howe, P. H. Kimball, F. W. Knight, F. R. 
Lord, G. H. Macomber, C. L. Oxnard, F. H. 
Purington, E. W. Skelton, A. J. Somes, R. 
D. Cole, T. E. Makepeace, and R. R. Lafleche. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Mr. McConaughy spoke in chapel Sunday, 
on the subject of "Choosing the Best." He 
dealt with his subject from the physical, and 
intellectual standpoints and from the stand- 
point of the life after college. Throughout 
his talk he emphasized the point of choosing 
the level best and not being content with the 
second best or merely what was good. 

In illustrating his topic from the physical 
pcint of view, he related the incident of the 
time when Bowdoin scored on Harvard, the 
score being made by a daring recovery of a 
fumb'.e and long run by a Bowdoin end, and 
he pointed out how he might have chosen to 
simply fall on the ball, always a good play, 
but not the best. 

Taking the question up from the intellect- 
ual side, he declared that the tragedy' of our 
college life was not those who failed com- 
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capable of A's and B's, who were content to 
drift along with C's and D's. He added that 
those who followed this method soon lost 
•their ability for the highest standard of 
work. 

And then applying the principle to the life 
after college, he urged upon the students the 
need of finding out the very best thing for 
each individual. He quoted from Abraham 
Lincoln as saying that "one of the greatest 
moments of his life was when he came to the 
realization that God had a place and plan 
for him." 

"And" added Mr. McConaughy "He has a 
p'an for each one of us which is the best plan. 
Net that everyone of you here will be minis- 
ters or missionaries ; for the best thing for 
many of you may be in business life. But 
where it is, let your choice be for the life of 
service, God's plan, not the life of selfishness. 
Let your choice be for the level best not the 
second best. 

"This choice brings with it hard work and 
perhaps many sacrifices, but it carries with it 
the indefinable something that comes when 
one has done his best, the something that has 
its opposite in the feeling of meanness after a 
choice of the second best. Luther stood 
firmly for the best when for a principle he 
declared 'Here I stand ; God help me ; I can 
do naught else.' " 

He cited the life of Christ as the perfect 
example of the one who always did the best, 
coming into the world "not to be ministered 
unto, but to minister" and even in his last 
hour at Gethsemane saying, "Not my will but 
thine be done." 



Y. M. C. A. SPEAKER 

Thursday evening, Oct. 20, WiUiam S. 
Cole, '81, will address the Y. M. C. A. meet- 
ing. Mr. Cole is a popular Bowdoin grad- 
uate and received the degree of M. A. from 
Bowdoin in 1884. In 1888, Mr. Cole finished 
his course at Andover Seminary. He was 
formerly pastor at Houlton, Me., after which 
he became superintendent of the South End 
House in Boston. This place is one of the 
largest settlement houses in this country and 
has become so prominent largely through Mr. 
Cole's services. Mr. Cole's lecture Thursday 
evening- will be "Settlement Work," being the 
first in this year's series on Christianity and 
the Social Problems. 



MR. MERCER COMING 

Bowdoin is soon to have the opportunity 
of hearing E. C. Mercer, of New York, Uni- 
versity of Virginia, 1889, who has spoken in 
nearly every large college and University in 
the country. After waiting a whole year for 
him, this state has now been given ten days 
in his fall schedule. He spends four days at 
Maine, two at Colby, and four here at Bow- 
doin, from November 10 to 14. He will give 
at least two public addresses here, and will 
speak informally in as many of the fraterni- 
ties as he can. Last year he addressed nearly 
40,000 college men in 58 institutions, speak- 
ing at 148 public meetings and in 369 frater- 
nity houses as well as having interviews with 
fully 2,500 men. He is a "man with a mes- 
sage," who knows what wrong can do to 
wreck a man's life and how it may be over- 
come. Bowdoin should be willing, and glad, 
to hear him. 



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2.30 
2.30 
10.45 

5.00 

3-30 
4.00 

3-30 
4.00 

3-30 
4.00 

3-30 

4.00 
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CALENDAR 

Friday, October 14 
Fraternity Initiations. 

Saturday, October 15 
Bowdoin Seminary vs. Westbrook Sem- 
inary at Westbrook. 
Bates vs. N. H. State at Lewiston. 
Sunday, October 16 
Morning service in the Church on the 
Hill, conducted by Rev. Robert P. 
Hume, D.D. ,of Ammednagar, India. 
Sunday chapel, conducted by Rev. 
Robert P. Hume, D.D. 

Monday, October 17 
Medical School opens. 
Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
Cross Country squad leaves gym. 

Tuesday, October 18 
Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field . 
Cross Country squad leaves gym. 

Wednesday, October 19 
Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

Thursday, October 20 
Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
Cross Country squad leaves gym. 
Meeting in Y. M. C. A. room. William 
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II. Christianity and the Social Prob- 
lems. "Settlement Work." 
Friday, October 21 
7.45 Football Team leaves for Amherst. 
3.30 Track Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gym. 

Saturday, October 22 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Amherst at Amherst. 

College IRotes 

Bailey, '10, was on the campus last week. 

Thompson, '10, was on the campus, Sunday. 

The Y. M. C. A. Pejepscot work was begun last 
Friday evening. 

Harry Nickerson, ex-'i2, has entered Stetson 
University, Florida. 

Prof. Mcllwain and Prof. Duncalf spent the 
week-end in Boston. 

Prof. Alvord spent the week-end at his home 
in South Weymouth, Mass. 

Many of our fellows attended the Topsham Fair, 
on the opening day, Tuesday. 

Dr. Copeland left, Friday afternoon, for a few 
days' trip to Boston and vicinity. 

Dr. Burnett was called away, Tuesday morning, 
by the sudden death of his father. 

President Hyde addressed the students of Mt. 
Holyoke College last Sunday morning at chapel 
service. 

Dr. Burnett has returned from Smith College, 
where he represented Bowdoin at the inauguration 
of President Burt<;n. 

Newell, '12, gave two very pleasing cornet solos, 
recently, one at the Y. M. C. A. mass-meeting,and 
another at last Sunday's chapel. 

The Bates College Athletic Association has 
authorized its secretary to make application for 
membership in the N. E. I. A. A. 

During the past week, the Freshmen have been 
disciplined by the upper classmen of their own fra- 
ternities, which hold their initiations on Friday 
night. 

The Central Board of Officials has appointed Joe 
Pendleton '90, to referee the Harvard-West Point 
game, Oct. 29, and the Yale-West Point game, 
Oct. 15. 

Adjourns in all classes were given, Wednesday 
afternoon, for the Exeter game. Adjourns will 
also be given to-morrow in all classes on account 
of initiations. 

Robert T. Woodruff, '06, who graduated from the 
Harvard Law School last June, has begun the prac- 
tice of law in Lynn, Mass., in the office of Niles, 
Stevens. Underwood and Mayo. 

All men who are desirous of taking cage work 
in baseball this winter must hand their names to 
Captain Lawlis or L. S. Lippincott at once. All 
men who take this work must have a Physical Ex- 
amination at this time as no opportunity for ex- 
amination will be given later. 



Dr. Cram was in Boston, Friday and Saturday, 
attending a meeting of the American Chemical 
Association of which he is a member. 

"Cub" Simmons, '09, who is now managing the 
text-book agency of his father, Parker Simmons, at 
120 Boylston Street, Boston, visited Bowdoin last 
week. 

Among the Bowdoin men at the Harvard game, 
the following were noticed : Davis, '12, Webster, '10, 
Eastman, '10, Archer, ex-'i2, Otis, '10, Mikelsky, 
'10, Burton, '09, Brewster, '09. 

Dean Sills left Saturday for Cincinnati to attend 
the National Convention of the Episcopal Church, 
which was held Oct. 10 to 15. Prof. Sills is one of 
the two laymen in Maine delegated to this con- 
vention. 

David R. Porter, '06, first Rhodes scholar from 
Maine, at present Traveling Secretary of the Y. M. 
C. A., was on the campus recently and attended the 
meeting of the Aluinni Advisory Committee of the 
Christian Association of which he is chairman. 

So far the following men from 1914 have an- 
nounced their intention of going out for the 
Orient Board: Frederick K. Ailing, Lemuel B. 
Fowler, Alfred E. Gray, Robert D. Leigh, and 
Richard E. Simpson. 

The Musical Clubs will be run on a little differ- 
ent plan this year. Instead of making an extended 
Maine trip', all energy will be bent on a successful 
trip outside the State. The call for candidates will 
probably be issued about November first. 

The "Bookman" for October has a cut of the pro- 
cession at the Bowdoin commencement exercises of 
last June. The cut accompanied a review of the 
works of Mrs. Riggs (Kate Douglass Wiggin), one 
of the two women to receive degrees from Bowdoin. 

The first hare and hound chase started from the 
track, Monday at 4.00 p.m. About twenty-five were 
out. The hares led across the railroad and as far 
as Pleasant Street in a very round-about way, end- 
ing at the track. The hounds were given the de- 
cision. 

The students rejoice at the promotion of "Jim" 
McBain to the position of chief janitor, both on ac- 
count of his own success and on account of the 
faithful care exercised about the buildings "Jim" 
should be congratulated for the cleanliness which is 
everywhere apparent. 

Announcement has been made of the meeting of 
the Educational Association of Maine at Bangor, 
Oct. 2T, 28, 29. A number of Bowdoin professors 
are rnembers of this organization and will attend the 
meeting. 

John H. Woodruff, '05, completed his term at 
the Citv Hospital, Worcester, Mass., in August and 
has since located in Barre, Vt., for the practice of 
medicine. He was married on Sept. 28th to Miss 
Marion A. Ewen of Fitchburg, Mass. 

James L. McConaughy has recently been 
appointed Student Y. M. C. A. Secretary for the 
State of Maine. This position includes the super- 
vision of all the colleges and preparatory schools 
of the State. Mr. McConaughy left Tuesday for 
the University of Maine to address the students of 
that institution. Mr. McConaughy will retain his 
position of General Secretary of the Association 
here. 



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"63. — On Thursday, July 21, at Farming- 
ton, Me., occurred the death of Alexander D. 
Willard, one of Bowdoin's older alumni, in 
his seventy-fifth year. He was born Nov. 24, 
1835, at New Portland, Me. After gradua- 
tion from college he taught at Marblehead, 
Mass., and from there went to Washington, 

D. C, where he entered the War Department 
in July, 1865, being soon, however, trans- 
ferred into the Treasury Department. He 
later entered the office of Second Auditor, 
where he had charge of the Indian accounts, 
of which he made the first trial balance, 
an undertaking involving an immense 
amount of labor and the greatest care. He 
was finally transferred into the Division of 
Bock-keeping and Warrants, in which divis- 
ion he was at the time of his death. He was 
thus in the government service for an un- 
broken period of forty-five years. He stud- 
ied law in Columbian University (now George 
Washington University) and was admitted to 
the bar during Grant's administration. 

He married Sarah Cutts in Farmington, 
Me., in January, 1877. She died in 1907. 
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Esther A. 
Knapp and Mrs. Jane D. Cutts, both of Farm- 
ington, and by one son, Arthur Cutts Willard. 
'70. — The Nezv York Sun, a prominent 
Democratic paper, says editorially of Hon. D. 
S. Alexander, who has just been re-nominated 
for Representative to Congress by the Repub- 
licans of Bufifalo : It is reassuring to per- 
ceive that even in the turmoil and chaos of 
present day politics there still survives a con- 
siderable measure of appreciation for the 
honest and faithful public official whose dis- 
tinguished services are not lost sight of by 
the thoughtful and sober in his constituency. 

An evidence of precisely this triumph of 
sanity and gratitude over the noise and preju- 
dice of the time is presented by the Republi- 
cans of Buffalo, who have renominated the 
Hon. D. S. Alexander, for fourteen years an 
honorable and able representative of his dis- 
trict, county and State in the House of Rep- 
resentatives. 

The re-election of Representative Alexan- 
der will be a cause for satisfaction to the 
people of the whole State, and particularly to 
the people of this city. This is the case, pri- 
marily, because in the Sixty-first Congress 
Mr. Alexander succeeded the Hon. Theodore 

E. Burton as chairman of the Rivers and Harr 



bors Committee, for this State possibly the 
most important committee in the House. Dur- 
ing his long service upon this committee, 
moreover, Mr. Alexander has earned the grat- 
itude of all who are concerned with the com- 
mercial greatness of this port. 

Like the late James Breck Perkins, Rep- 
resentative Alexander adds the distinction of a 
scholar to the ability of a legislator. His 
"Political History of the State of New York" 
is the authoritative work on the development 
of parties in this State. 

As Mr. Alexander's constituency is as wide 
as the State, so the interest in his campaign 
and the wish for his re-election exceed the 
narrow bounds of his smaller Buffalo constit- 
uency and are a matter of genuine concern to 
the citizens of the whole State, and particu- 
larly of the citizens of the city whose great 
commercial interests have commanded his in- 
telligent and effective service. 

83. — Prof. C. C. Hutchins has published 
an article telling of new forms of aerials for 
wireless telegraphy in the Scientific American 
Supplement for Aug. 27, 1910. 

'84. — Franklin P. Knight has been ap- 
pointed sub-master of Gould's Academy, 
Bethel, for the coming year. 

'95. — Rev. A. G. Axtell of Alden, 111., has 
accepted a position as principal of the Blanche 
Kellogg Institute at Santurce, P. R. 

'98. — Rev. William C. Martyn, after six 
years' service, has resigned the pastorate of 
the First Congregational Church in New Bed- 
ford, Mass., and accepted a call to the First 
Church at Millbury, Mass. 

'99. — A review of the second edition of 
Arthur H. Nason's Short Themes, a Fresh- 
man Manual for the first semester, appears in 
the Nation of Sept. 29, 1910. 

'00. — Rev. Elbert B. Holmes of Fort Fair- 
field, on Oct. I assumed the duties of rector 
of St. George's parish in Sanford Me. Mr. 
Holmes has served two years as curate at St. 
Luke's cathedral and has since had charge of 
the Fort Fairfield parish. 

'06. — Cards have been received announc- 
ing the marriage in Yonkers, N. Y., on Tues- 
day, Sept. 25, of Dr. Crowell C. Hall, Jr., of 
Dover, and Miss Marjorie I. Waite of that 
city, the wedding having taken place at the 
home of the bride. The groom received his 
M.D. degree at the Johns Hopkins Medical 
School. After a wedding journey Dr. and 
Mrs. Hall will reside in Dover where Dr. Hall 
will practice medicine. 



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VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 21, igio 



NO. 14 



ALL ABOARD FOR AMHERST! 

Scores of Previous Amherst Games 

'99 Amherst 11 Bowdoin 6 

Bowdoin 11 

Bowdoin o 

Bowdoin o 

Bowdoin o 

Bowdoin o 

Bowdoin o 

Bowdoin o 



'00 Amherst 6 

'01 Amherst 29 

'02 Amherst 16 

'03 Amherst 23 

'04 Amherst 23 

'05 Amherst 22 

'07 Amherst 17 

The 'varsity football team left for Amherst 
at 7.45 this morning. During the ten days 
which have elapsed since the Exeter game 
Coach Bergen has pat the men through some 
gruelling practice. Every man on the squad 
is in fine shape physically and a close game is 
anticipated. Amherst will be handicapped by 
the loss of Roberts, her star end. Otherwise 
the team will line up in much the same order 
as on last Saturday, when Harvard defeated 
it, 18-0. 



BOWDOIN SECOND, S ; WESTBROOK SEMINARY, 12 
Bowdoin Second Puts Up a Plucky Game 

The Bowdoin Second team showed up well 
in their second game of the season. The line- 
up did not include members of the 'varsity, but 
several showed that -they are to be reckoned 
with. The excellent showing of the second 
team is very pleasing to Bowdoin men be- 
cause a good deal depends on the strength of a 
second eleven. 

The real star of the game was Purington 
who made long gain and punted in fine shape. 
He also played excellent defensive game. 
Wiggin, '11, showed up well at quarter and 
proved himself able to run a football team. 

The Bowdoin boys played a hard game 
during the first two periods. Tyler of West- 
brock was unable to handle a punt by Puring- 
ton, and Daniels secured the ball and went 
over for a touchdown. For the rest of the 
half things were very even. Many times in 
the first half Purington gave a great exhibi- 
tion of carrying the ball in a broken field, and 
was only stopped after he had shaken off sev- 
eral tackles. 



In the second half Westbrook came back 
strong. By a series of long gains they got two 
touchdowns. In the last period they rushed 
the ball to the lo-yard line, but the Bowdoin 
team held and prevented another score. 

The line-up : 
Westbrook Seminary Bowdoin 2d 

C. Purington, Goffing, Curran, l.e r.e„ Holt 

Harmon, l.t r.t., Sanborn 

Fisher, Dole, l.g. r.g., Parkhurst 

Cook, Worcester, c .c, Weeks 

McElwee. r.g l.g., Houston 

Drew, r.t l.t., Hinch 

Fuller, r.e I.e., Daniels, Page 

Tyler, q.b q.b., Wiggin 

Murphv, Ridl'on, l.h.b r.h.b., R. Purington 

Walsh' (Capt.) r.h.b...... l.h.b., Merrill 

Wheeler, fb f.b.. LaCase 

Score : Westbrook Seminary, 12 ; Bowdoin 2d, 5. 
Touchdowns — Wheeler, 2 ; Daniels. Goals from 
touchdowns — Wheeler, ^2. Referee — John Sullivan 
of Portland Athletic Club. Umpire — "Baldy" Smith 
of Bowdoin. Field Judge — R. Sullivan of Bowdoin. 
Head linesman — N. D. Colcord. Linesman — Weeks 
of Bowdoin and R. Howe of Westbrook Seminary. 
Timers — Tom Kelley of Portland and "Goose" 
Winslow of Bowdoin. Time of periods — 10 
minutes. 



SHEPHERD, '14, WINS TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

Last Wednesday, Shepherd, '14, won the 
Fall Tennis Tournament by defeating Briggs, 
'12, in the finals. The following is a complete 
record of the tournament: 

First Riound: Somes, '11, defeated W. Greene, 
'13, 6-1, 6-2; E. Wilson, '12, defeated Bordeau.x, '14, 
6-3. 5-7. 8-6; C. Tuttle. '13, defeated Slocum, '13, by 
default ; Payson, '14, defeated Burleigh, '13, 0-6, 6-2,, 
6-1; Briggs, '12, defeated Nixon, '13; Philoon, '13, 
defeated Adams, '12; Chapman, '11, defeated IVEerrill, 
'11, 6-1, 6-0; Nichols, '12, defeated Gardner, '13, 6-3, 
6-4; MacCormack, '12, defeated Cole, '11, 6-1, 6-3; 
Shepherd, '14, defeated Hichborn, '11, 6-0, 6-2; 
Brummett '11, defeated Williamson, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2. 

Second Round: Somes, '11, defeated Wilson, 
'12, 6-2, 6-0; Tuttle, '13, defeated Payson, '14, 6-3, 
7-5; Briggs, '12, defeated Philoon, '13; Chapman, '11, 
defeated Nichols, '12. by default ; Shepherd, '14, de- 
feated MacCormick, '12, 6-3, 6-2. 

Third Round: Briggs, '12, defeated C. Tuttle, 
'13, by default; Shepherd, '14, defeated Brummett, 
'11, by default. 

Semi-Final Round : Briggs, '12, defeated Somes, 
'11, 6-4, 6-3; Shepherd, '14, defeated Chapman, '11, 
6-4, 6-3. 

Final Round : Shepherd, '14, defeated Briggs, 
'12, 6-3, 6-0. 



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THE MONDAY NIGHT CLUB 

On Oct. loth was held a meeting of the 
Monday Night Club, at which there were 
present all the members of the football squad, 
and a few graduates and others interested in 
the Bowdoin team. Among the speakers of 
the evening, were Dr. Whittier, and Bodwell 
and Bean, old Bowdoin players. After the 
speeches, a light lunch was served, during 
which there was an informal discussion of 
football topics, and especially of the new pro- 
visions for awarding the "B.'s." 



A MEETING OF THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL 

A meeting of the Athletic Council was 
held on Oct. 12th. Several affairs of import- 
ance were discussed. T. E. Emery, '13, was 
appointed captain of the Cross Country Team. 
A committee was chosen to arrange for a 
cross-country run with the team of some 
other college. 

The most important deliberation centered 
around the several plans which have been pro- 
posed in regard to the new provisions for 
giving the college letter. It was the opinion 
of the Council that a man should play four 
full periods and the parts of four others, of 
the sixteen periods which comprise the Maine 
Championship Series and the Wesleyan game. 
No formal action was taken upon this plan, 
because such a change requires an amendment 
to ithe Constitution, which demands a two- 
thirds vote of the entire Athletic Association. 
The Council hopes that there will be a wide 
discussion of the subject, in order to enable 
the Association to come to a wise decision in 
the near future. 



CROSS=COUNTRY RACE 

It has been definitely decided that Bow- 
doin will not race Tufts again this fall in 
cross country. Negotiatons are beng made 
with Wesleyan for a race to be held over the 
Bowdoin course on Nov. 18, the day before 
the Bowdoin-Wesleyan game in Portland. 

The Squad is out every day working hard 
under Capt. Emery, '13, and should a race 
be held, Bowdoin will surely be well repre- 
sented. 



WILL BATES AND COLBY MEET? 

The Colby-Bates game scheduled for Oct. 
19 has been cancelled by the Colby manage- 
ment. Colby now offers Bates Nov. 5 as their 
only open date, but as this is the date on 
which Bates meets Bowdoin it is out of the 
question. There seems to be considerable feel- 
ing aroused between the two colleges over this 
matter and it is quite probable that their 
teams will not meet on the gridiron this fall. 



1914 STRONG MEN 

As a result of the physical examinations 
given to entering students. Dr. Whittier to-day 
announced the ten men in the Freshman Class 
who passed the highest strength test. These 
men with their statistcs are as follows : 

Name Henry Lewis Aaron Walter George 

L. Hall Brown Marden Brown F. Eaton 

Strength of Lungs. 32 31 15 17 30 

Strength of Back.. 175 170 160 160 140 

Strength of Legs.. 450 350 440 310 360 

Str. of Up. Arms.. 131. 4 177.4 99 9 189.1 165.1 

Str. of Forearms.. 116 110 105 100 100 

Total 891.4 838.4 809.9 796.1 795. 1 

Residence Camden Portland Farmington Bath Bangor 

Preparatory Sch.. Camden Hebron Farmington Morse Bangor 
High High High High 

Name Elmer Leo Brainerd Ermund Robert T. 

C. Cooley W.Pratt L. Adams Sylvester Weatherill 

Strength of Lungs. 25 19 23 16 23 

Strength of Back.. 150 160 130 140 130 

Strength of Legs.. 380 350 340 300 320 

Str. of Up. Arms.. 135. 7 123.9 173.1 1.59.1 166.6 

Str. of Forearms.. 87 113 86 126 99 

Total 777,7 765.9 752.1 741.1 738.6 

Residence . . . Clark City, Wilton Sprucehead Freeport Bruns- 
P. Q. wick 

Preparatory Sch.. Hebron Wilton Hebron North Brunswick 
Academy Yarmouth High 

Academy 

Besides the above men Edward H. Snow 
of Brunswick and Clifford L. Russell of Port- 
land, each have a record of over 700, total 
strength. 



Y. M. C. A. SPEAKER 

On Thursday evening, Oct. 13th, Bowdoin 
was fortunate in having for its Y. M. C. A. 
speaker Mr. Francis R. North, principal of 
the Portland High School, and a leader in Y. 
M. C. A. work. In a clear and pleasing man- 
ner, he developed his title "The Life That 
Now Is." The tendency of those taking the 
A. B. course, he said, is to think of college 
life as something merely artificial, since their 
future career is usually indefinite. Especially 



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in the religious phase, does this propensity 
appear. Herein Hes a great mistake. Col- 
lege is the very place for exerting a Christian 
influence over men. It is in college that those 
who later are to combat the industrial and 
social evils of the country, must be educated. 
The superior intellect, refinement, culture, 
high moral purpose, and character of self-sac- 
rifice found in the college student who has 
received religious development along with his 
academic work, will serve as a beneficent fac- 
tor in this materialistic age of dollars and 
cents. The college men are the ones to rem- 
edy those subtle evils which make "the reputa- 
tion of the great men melt like snow." As a 
living example of this practical religion, Jesus 
Christ is by far the ideal. It was he who first 
thus combined religion with secular aflfairs, to 
the advantage of the latter. Let us now, 
within the college walls, avail ourselves of the 
opportunity to help our brothers to live lives 
of usefulness. 



MEDICAL SCHOOL OPENS 

The medical school opened its doors last 
Monday for regi&tration and the annual 
course of lectures was begun yesterday. The 
results of registration show 32 in the first and 
second year courses, the only ones offered at 
the college, of which 25 are first year men. 
The new men are: 

Frank L. Collins, A.B., Brunswick; Ed- 
ward F. Regan, Marlboro, Mass. ; Lewis Lee 
Mikelsky, A.B., Brunswick; Benj. M. Mikel- 
sky, Bath; Francis D. Walker, Waterville; 
John Everett Cartland, Lisbon Falls; Ralph 
J. Faulkingham, West Jonesport; George 
Harold Johnson, Augusta; Alfred W. John- 
son, Augusta ; Ralph W. Nutter, Alfred ; Clin- 
ton Noyes Peters, A.B., Woodfords; Francis 
S. Eichols, Hartford, Conn. ; Harrison L. 
Robinson, Bangor ; Claude Albert Goddard, 
Bethel, Me.; James A. Williams, A.B., Tops- 
ham; Roy Stanley Pedkins, Madbury, N. H. ; 
Harold Vincent Bickmore, Augusta ; John L. 
Johnson, Houlton, Me. ; Carl Dunsmore Gray, 
Madison, Me. ; John Henry Moulton, A.B., 
Limington ; Charles Eugene Fogg, Portland ; 
Waldo T. Skillin, Hallowell ; Herbert C. 
Scribner, Bangor; Isaac L. Gordon, Lincoln. 



WORK OF MR. HIWALE 

Dr. Hume gave a very interesting informal 
talk to the Y. M. C. A., Sunday evening, tell- 
ing of the work of Mr. Hiwale, the Bowdoin 
missionary in India. 

Mr. Hiwale, who graduated from Bowdoin 
in 1909, is located at Satara, near Bombay, and 
is working with Dr. Hume. Upon his return 
to India he was given his choice of the kind 
of work he wished to do and the choice of 
location. After marrying the girl to whom 
he was betrothed before leaving for America, 
he became the native helper in this district of 
more than three million people. He soon 
allayed the fears of Dr. Hume and others that 
his American education would make him con- 
ceited, by entering heart and soul into the life 
of the natives. His choice of work was that 
of personal evangelism. He carried the Bow- 
doin spirit of team work back to his own 
people and soon had his countrymen enthusi- 
astic and pulling together for the establish- 
ment of the Christian religion. There is no 
doubt that, as Dr. Hume said, he has made 
good as a missionary. 

His expenses are about $650 a year, a part 
of which is furnished by Bowdoin and the re- 
mainder by Dr. Hume and his associates. 
Being a native missionary he receives no aid 
from the American Board and so is strictly a 
Bowdoin missionary. At present, owing to 
the increase -of his work, he is in need of a 
bicycle and a house of his own. He will also 
have an assistant assigned to him in a short 
time. His prospects for advancement are 
very bright, as he has won his way into the 
hearts of his people. 

Last year Bowdoin students and alumni 
pledged $380.00 for Mr. Hiwale's support, 
$250.00 of which has already been collected. 
An effort is being made by the committee to 
collect the balance this month. The Hiwale 
Committee, composed of undergraduates and 
alumni of Bowdoin, and members of the Ban- 
gor Theological Seminary are planning a vig- 
orous campaign this year for subscriptions, 
and it is their hope that the repsonse of those 
interested will be so generous that in a short 
time Bowdoin can assume the total support of 
their alumnus in the foreign field. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

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W. R. SPINNEY. 1912 V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 

D. H. McMURTRIE. 1913 

J. L. CURTIS, 1911 Business Manager 

H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 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. 

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Vol. XL OCTOBER 21, 


1910 No. 14 



-^ At last the long promised 

f 1 he New board running walk is to 

Board Track ^^^^^^^ ^ ^g^jjty, Coach 

Morrill has the plans and specifications in his 
possession and has asssured the Orient that 
work will be commenced the first of next week. 
The contract has been let to Mr. Chester 
Booker of Brunswick and the principal speci- 
fications as follows : 

Distance around, 130 yards or 13 5-10 laps 
to the mile. This is an exact reproduction of 
the B. A. A. indoor track in Mechanics Hall, 
Boston. All corners are to be banked after 
the manner of those on the B. A. A. track, a 
feature which will be greatly appreciated by 
the relay men and all others doing outdoor 
running in the winter. The corner nearest 
the gymnasium will be movable, since when in 
place it will lie directly in the pathway of the 
80-yard straightaway. The straightaway will 
be 12 feet wide and the other three sides 8 feet 
wide. On the old track the sides were only 4 



feet wide, making it impossible for two men 
to run abreast. 

When completed the structure will cost 
$600.00. Half of this sum has been appro- 
priated by the college. The other $300 is to 
be secured through subscriptions from the 
students and alumni, together with $90.00, 
the surplus turned over by last year's track 
manager, Mr. Emerson. This sum was 
turned over by a vote of the Athletic Council. 

The entire college is indebted to Mr. Felix 
Burton, '07, who generously contributed all 
the plans and specifications. It is hoped that 
all other Bowdoin men, both students and 
alumni, will show the same generous and 
loyal spirit as Mr. Burton, for a considerable 
sum is yet needed to make up the necessary 
$300.00 to be raised by the student alumni. 



Y. M. C. A. 

Thursday evening the Y. M. C. A. speaker will 
be Hubert Fowle, Williams, '10, of New York, trav- 
elling secretary of the Student Volunteer Move- 
ment. While he is here he will meet as many as 
possible informally. He will also attend a meeting 
of the Missionary Committee of the Y. M. C. A. Mr. 
Fowle was one of the foremost students at Williams, 
where he was Ivy Orator, Vice-President of the Y. 
M. C. A., on the football squad and in many other 
branches of the college life. He is a fine example 
of the type of college man who, to-day, finds for- 
eign missions interesting because of the breadth and 
unselfishness of their appeal. Mr. Fowle will speak 
Thursday night on "Missions and the College Man." 

Mr. Mercer who is coming Nov. 10 to 14, was 
born in Savannah, Ga., in 1873. His family had 
both wealth and position and when he went to the 
University of Virginia in 1889, he entered naturally 
into the social life there. He also made a name for 
himself in the athletic line, being a member of the 
'Varsity Baseball Team which competed for the 
College World's Championship, at the World's Fair, 
in 1893. But after graduation from college he 
slipped from social to continual drinking. Literally 
"down and out," he came to his senses at the famous 
Jerry McAuley Mission in New York ; and soon, as 
Assistant Superintendent, became a great friend to 
downhearted men, and especially to college men. 
Success in reaching this class and the notable efifect 
of speeches at Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Pennsylva- 
nia and other eastern colleges led to the forming 
of a committee to secure his services for the colleges 
of the country. For three years he has been doing 
this work and has aided thousands. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Last Sunday the speaker at the chapel ser- 
vice was Rev. R. A. Hume of Ahmednagar, 
India, the first college preacher of the year. 
Dr. Hume is the man who sent Hiwale, '09, to 



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Bowdoin, and under his supervision Mr. 
Hiwale is now working in India. 

Dr. Hume prefaced his remarks with the 
statement that he never asked a man to be- 
come a missionary, but that he merely held up 
the chance for unusual service in hopes that 
the call might come to someone who would be 
true to himself and respond to it. He then 
took for his theme the idea that there was 
ample opportunity for Christian work in all the 
activities of life and it was the duty of every 
man to do all he could to further Christ's 
cause, and he spoke in part as follows : In the 
advancement of Christian ideas one is obliged 
to enter into all phases of modern life. When 
I went to India, it was with the idea of help- 
ing men in their everyday life, and it called 
me into some very unexpected forms of ser- 
vice. During my stay here I became the ad- 
ministrator of affairs during the famine, and 
also was obliged to take part in politics dur- 
ing the reformation later. The great oppor- 
tunity, and the impelling motive which makes 
men do such things as these is to make men 
feel that God is great, good, and near and that 
their great need is Jesus. By doing this even 
the humblest man can make God glad. More- 
over, it is never too late to start doing Christ- 
ian work for we are told that there is more 
joy in Heaven over one sinner who repenteth 
than over ninety and nine just persons who 
need no repentance. Thus our motto thru life 
should be, "Play up! 
Christ's game." 



play up! and win 



ALUMNI BACK FOR INITIATIONS 

The annual initiation ceremonies and ban- 
qitets of the various fraternities last Friday 
evening were the occasion of the presence of 
a large number of alumni and also delegates 
from chapters at neighboring institutions. 
Those attending were as follows : 

Alpha Delta Phi 
Stanwood, '6i 
Chapman, '66 
Moody, '82 
Kaharl, '99 
Stone, '02 
Brown, '02 
Robinson, '03 
Cram, '04 
Purington, '04 
Chapman, '06 
Sanborn, '05 



Packard, '04 
Winchell, '06 
Machette, Yale, '10 
Hazelton, ex-'i2 

Psi Upsilon 
Geo. T. Files, '89 
Samuel B. Fowler, '87 
Arthur T. Parker, '76 
Neal W. Cox, '08 
Henry W. Owen, Jr., '96 
Clinton Noyes Peters, '10 
David T. Parker, '08 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 
F. N. Whittier, '85 
R. P. Plaisted, '94 
John C. Minot, '96 
Myles Standish, '75 
Geo. F. Stetson, '90 
Robt. K. Eaton, '05 
F. B. Tupper, '03 
Harvey P. Winslow, '06 
Harold S. Hichborn, '07 
C. P. Kinsman, '07 
Clias. S. Pettingill, '08 
Ralph Bridge, '09 
H. E. Mitchell, '09 
W. M. Harris, '09 

Theta Delta Chi 
Levi Turner 
Philip Dana 
Luther Dana 
Lucian Libby 
Leon Smith, '10 
Wm. Newman, '10 
L. S. Lippincott, '10 
Prof. W. M. Mitchell, '90 

Zeta Psi 
Prof. Henry Johnson, '72 
Lyman Cousins, '02 
Scott Simpson, '03 
Edward Merrill, '03 
Wm. Lunt, '04 
J. Clark, '05 
H. E. Scamman, '09 
R. Faulkingham, '10 
Stacey, '11 
R. G. Bailey, ex-'o8 

Delta Upsilon 
A. L. Pearson, '62 
E. K. Welch, '98 
Fred Beane, '00 
Emory Beane, '04 
Chester Kingsley, '07 



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Alfred Wandtke, 'lo 
Farnsworth Marshall, '03 
Willard T. Phillips, '09 

Kappa Sigma 

Edward T. Fenley, '01 
Reuel W. Smith, '97 
Charles C. Shaw, '03 
Vyndale A. Hewes, ex-' 11 
Ralph Grace, '10 
John Stetson, ex-'o9 
Alvah Stetson,ex-'i3 

Beta Theta Pi 
Evans, '01 
Bisbee, '03 
Phillips, '03 
Roberts, '07 
Pope, '07 
We&ton, '08 
Fairclough, '08 
Hanson, ex-'o8 
Vaughan, '09 
Hobbs, '10 
Weston, '10 
Pope, '10 
Kendrie, '10 



CALENDAR 

Friday^ October 21 
800 Reception to the medical students in Hub- 
bard Hall. 

Saturday, October 22 

2.30 Bowdoin vs. Amherst at Amherst. 

Sunday, October 23 

10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. T. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Wednesday, October 26 

Qualifying Examinations for the Rhodes 
Scholarship at the State House, Augusta. 

Thursday, October 27 
Second day of Rhodes Scholarship Examina- 
tions. 
7.00 Meeting in Y. M. C. A. room, Hubert Fowle, 
WiUiams, '10, New York Secretary Student 
Volunteer Movement, will speak. 

Friday, October 28 
7.30 Chemical Club meets at Beta House. 

Saturday, October 29 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Colby on Whittier Field. 



CoUcoe Botes 



Unpaid Term Bills are due this week. 

McFarland, '11, returned to college, Monday. 

Harrington, '12, returned to college, Tuesday. 

Dr. Myles Standish, '75, was on the campus last 
week. 

Frank Bergen, the football coach, visited Exeter 
last week. 

Scholarship Blanks may be obtained at the Treas- 
urer's office. 

The football squad was given a rest Thursday, 
October 13th. 

The Massachusetts Club will organize a week 
from Saturday. 

Burnham, '11, is agent for the Equitable Life In- 
surance Company. 

The Chemical Club will meet at the Beta House 
next Friday night. 

Dean Sills, who was absent last week, resumed 
his classes on Monday. 

F. Warren Davis, '12, and Harold Andrews, '12, 
have returned to college. 

Ben E. Kelly, '02, was on the campus last week 
and attended the Exeter game. 

Manager Berry is going to let the Pejepscot 
Boys see the Colby Football Game. 

Cartland, '11, and Bickmore, '11, have returned 
and taken up their medical studies. 

Clifford, '11, refereed the Portland H. S.- 
Waltham H. S. game last Saturday. 

"Puss" Newman was on the athletic field last 
week helping coach the football squad. 

Mr. McConaughy spoke at Bates, Wednesday 
night, and will be at Hebron, Sunday. 

Clarence Brown, '11, and Robert Severance, '14, 
represented the Y. M. C. A. at Pejepscot, Tuesday 
night. 

More interest should be shown in the Sopho- 
more-Freshman track practice. So far, very few 
men have come out. 

George Wilson, '12, and George Howe, '11, of- 
ficiated at the Brunswick High-Hallowell High 
game, last Saturday. 

President Hyde will preach in the Arlington 
Street Church, Boston, next Sunday, and in the 
Central Congregational Church in the same city on 
the following Sunday. 

There will be an informal reception to-night, to 
the medical students, in the Library. Professor 
Mitchell, President Hyde and some of the medical 
professors will give short talks. 

Stiff practice and scimmage was held Monday, 
Tuesday and Wednesday, while yesterday the team 
was allowed to rest up. This morning they took the 
eight o'clock train and were to arrive at Amherst 
at 4.30. 

Prof. Henry Johnson delivered the first of a 
series of lectures on the Walker Art Building and 
its contents, yesterday at 11.30 a.m. The opening 
talk dealt mainly with the exterior and interior of 
the structure itself and the ijiterior decorations. 



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Fred D. Wish, '13, was elected to the Orient 
Board at a meeting held Wednesday noon. 

Mr. James L. McConaughy, Secretary of the 
Christian Association, conducted morning service at 
the Central Congregational Church at Bath last 
Sunday morning. 

Professor Marshall P. Cram has been nominated 
by Governor Fernald to take the place on the 
Maine State Board of Health, made vacant by the 
death of Dr. Oakes of Auburn. 

Two hundred and forty-nine students have en- 
^ rolled as members of the College Christian Associa- 
tion this year which exceeds last year's enrollment 
by 50. It is expected that final returns will show a 
membership of 90 per cent, of the student body. 

The big colleges are starting an investigation of 
the matter of expenses paid visiting officials at their 
games. The expenses paid an official of the Bow- 
doin-Harvard game is cited as an instance of over- 
charge ; the amount assessed being $37.00 which 
was more than the fee paid. 

President Hyde has made several appointments 
to speak at various places during the ne>;t two 
weeks. Sunday, Oct. 23, he will speak at the Arling- 
ton Street Church in Boston ; and on the following 
Sunday, at the Central Church in the same city. 
From October 26-28, President Hyde will preside at 
the meeting of the State Conference of Charities and 
Correction to be held in Portland. 



themselves in their professions. 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. 

Charles Boardman Hawes, 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
James Alexander Creighton, 

For the Chapter. 

Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon, 
October 12, 1910. 
The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon is called 
upon to record with regret the death of an- 
other of its alumni, John Malcolmson Curtis 
of the Class of 1882. 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. 

Charles Boardman Hawes, 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
James Alexander Creighton, 

For the Chapter. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of Eta of Theta Delta Chi, 
October 12, 1910. 
The Eta Charge of Theta Delta Chi is 
called upon to record with regret the death of 
another of its alumni, Ayres Mason Edwards 
of the Class of 1880. He was for years con- 
nected with the publishing business in Boston. 
Therefore be it 

Resolved, That although the sense of our 
loss in the death of one of our most respected 
brothers is very keen, we realize that his pass- 
ing is even a more irreparable blow to those 
bound even closer to him by ties of friendship 
and family and to them we extend our sincere 
sympathy. 

Alonzo Garcelon Dennis, 
Arthur Deehan Welch, 
Winthrop Stephenson Greene, 
For the Charze. 



Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon, 
October 12, 1910. 
In the death of Dr. Wallace Kilbourne 
Oakes of the Class of 1870, the Kappa Chap- 
ter of Psi Upsilon loses another of its re- 
spected brothers who have distinguished 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

The 117th anniversary of the University 
of North Carolina, the oldest of State univer- 
sities in point of service, was celebrated Octo- 
ber 12. 

Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., has 
begun its 115th year with a registration of 335 
students. 

The Pen, Paint and Pretzel Club of Tufts 
College gives an annual prize of twenty dol- 
lars for the Junior Class Play. 

Prof. William M. Ramsay of the Univer- 
sity of Aberdeen, is to give a series of ex- 
change lectures on Latin at New York Uni- 
versity. 

John D. Rockefeller has made a condi- 
tional gift to Western Reserve University of 
$250,000. 

The Board of Trustees of the University 
of Maine has passed a rule prohibiting the 
Freshmen from living in the fraternity houses. 
This goes into effect next fall. 

The Faculty of the University of Michigan 
is considering the matter of giving credit for 
work on student publications. 



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Hluinni Beparttnent 

'79. — A prominent candidate to succeed 
the Hon. Eugene Hale as United States Sen- 
ator from Maine is Hon. Charles F. Johnson 
of Waterville, who has been for years the idol 
of Maine Democrats. He was their candi- 
date for Governor in 1892 and 1894, and has 
twice been a member of the lower branch of 
the State Legislature, where he was one of the 
recognized leaders of the minority party. 

Mr. Johnson was born in Winslow, Me., 
in 1859. At the age of fifteen years he en- 
tered Colby, but after being there two years 
was obliged to stay out of college and teach, 
to secure m'oney to finish his course. He then 
entered Bowdoin in the Class of- 1879 and was 
graduated in course, with honors. In college 
he was interested in all athletic matters, was 
one of the most popular men in the institution, 
and was easily a leader in scholarship. 

After graduating from Bowdoin Mr. John- 
son was principal of the Machias High 
School, remaining there until 1886. He read 
law in the office of John Lynch of Machias, 
and also with Hon. Simon F. Brown and Hon. 
William T. Haines of Waterville. He was 
admitted to the bar in Washington County in 
1886, and returning to Waterville, he formed 
a partnership with the late S. S. Brown, later 
with E. T. & Appleton Webb. He has 
since practiced law in Waterville, his law 
partner now being C. N. Perkins, a recent 
graduate of Colby College. 

'95. — Rev. Archie G. Axtell has resigned 
the pastorate of the church at Alden, Iowa, 
to become principal of the Blanche Kellogg 
Institute of Porto Rico, which is under the 
auspices of the American Missionary Asso- 
ciation. 

'98.— -Prof. Donald B. McMillan of 
Worcester Academy, who accompanied Com- 
mander Peary on his trip to the North Pole, 
has sent word to friends that his party that 
was to explore the land west of Davis Inlet 
had been successful, hot only discovering 
three large lakes but also locating the trail of 
the Nascaupec Indians, with whom they 
passed one night, to the coast. 

'00. — Philip Pottle, who has for the past 
two years been superintendent of the Glen 
Falls Mill of the International Paper Com- 
pany, has been transferred to Rumford, 
where it is understood he is to be assistant 
superintendent. Mr. Pottle entered the Rum- 
ford mill soon after graduating, and learned 



paper maknig from the rudiments of the busi- 
ness. 

"03. — In the interest of the Harvard Grad- 
uate School of Business Administration, Sel- 
den O. Martin sailed this month for South 
America to spend a year in research work 
and investigation of existing business 
and commercial conditions in various coun- 
tries. Landing in the canal zone, he will 
spend some time going over the government 
work there. Going then to the West and 
South he will visit the countries of the West- 
ern coast, spending some time in each. His 
rou'ie will then take him across the continent 
into Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, 
V^enezuela and surrounding countries. 

j\Ir. Martin has been provided by the 
authorities of the Harvard school with letters 
of introduction to numerous prominent busi- 
ness and political men in the various parts of 
the country which he will visit, so that he will 
have access to practically any place that he 
cares to examine. It is the object of the Busi- 
ness School to obtain first-hand information 
regarding commercial interests and conditions 
in South America which can be used in the 
school for purposes of instruction on the re- 
turn of Mr. Martin. The school authorities 
have found it advisable ito select promising 
young college men either directly from the 
university or after they have been in business 
for a short time, and send them out to exam- 
ine in person existing business and commercial 
conditions ; then at the completion of their 
work to have them return to the school as 
members of the teaching force. In this way 
students will be instructed in conditions as 
they are, and not as they exist theoretically. 
It is likely that this policy will be followed out 
more elaborately in succeeding years, and that 
a considerable part of the teaching force in the 
Business School will be made up ulti- 
mately of men with practical knowledge of 
what they are teaching. 

For some time past Mr. Martin has been 
employed in the Bureau of Corporations at 
Washington, a position which he has given up 
to accept the offer of the Harvard school. His 
advanced education was received in the Har- 
vard graduate school, where he spent three 
years. On his extensive trip to South Amer- 
ica his expenses will be paid largely by one of 
the Sheldon travelling fellowships, which 
were instituted last year to make use of the 
income of about $325,000 from the Sheldon 
fund. Next year he will conduct a course in 
the Business School on South America. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 28, 1910 



NO. 15 



BOWDOIN VS COLBY 

Scores of Previous Colby Games 



1894 — Bowdoin 30, 
1895 — Bowdoin 5. 

Bowdoin 6, 
1896 — Bowdoin 12. 

Bowdoin 6, 
1897 — Bowdoin 16, 

Bowdoin o 
1898 — Bowdoin 24 

Bowdoin 17, 
1899 — Bowdoin 6 
1900 — Bowdoin 68 
1901 — Bowdoin o 
1902 — Bowdoin 5 
1903 — Bowdoin o 
1904 — Bowdoin 52 
1905 — Bowdoin 5 
1906 — Bowdoin o 
1907 — Bowdoin 5 
1908 — Bowdoin 9 
1909 — Bowdoin 5 



Colby, o. 

Colby o. 

Colby o. 

Colby o. 

Colby 6. 

Colby 4. 

Colby o. 

Colby o. 

Colby o. 

Colby 6. 

Colby o. 

Colby 12. 

Colby 16. 

Colby II. 

Colby o. 

Colby o. 

Colby o. 

Colby o. 

Colby 6. 

Colby 12. 



Bowdoin expects every man to do his duty 
by attending th'e Mass Meeting to-night. Be 
at Memorial Hall to-morrow afternoon to 
march to the field and cheer your team to the 
finish to win still another victory for the 
White. 



BOWDOIN 3, AMHERST 

Last Saturday the football eleven delighted 
its supporters by defeating Amherst for the 
first time in ten years. The score was 3 to o, 
but that does not give any idea of the superb 
game Bowdoin played, or the degree to which 
she outplayed her opponents. The line which 
has been Bowdoin's weak place up to this time, 
became a veritable stonewall at times when 
the backs, in spite of the darnp, chilly weather, 
played like clock-work and made few fumbles. 
Moreover, the team was equally good on of- 
fensive or on defensive work and several 
times broke up plays which, if they had been 
successful, might have changed the final result. 
During the first three periods, Bowdoin kept 
the ball in the enemy's territory the greater 
part of the time and at no time was in danger 



of being scored on, but in the final period, 
Amherst showed great improvement and once 
seemed sure of a touchdown. At this time, 
however, our team held, blocked a try for a 
field goal, and then took the ball out of danger. 
In punting, Amherst had a little the better of 
the argument, but Bowdoin offset this by her 
ability to run back the punts of the opponents, 
and when Bowdoin was punting, the seped of 
the ends made up for the deficiency in dis- 
tance. 

The gfame in detail was as follows : 

Creed kicked off for Amherst to Kern, who ran 
it out twenty yards from the line. Frank Smith 
made nine yards around left end on the first down. 
Wilson thru a broken field, and with little interfer- 
ence, ran forty yards, bringing the ball within strik- 
ing- distance of Amherst's goal, in less than a min- 
ute of play. Smith could not gain on a skin-tackle 
play on the right side, and Kern had no better suc- 
cess around left end. Then Frank Smith dropped 
back and tried a place kick from the 4S-yard line, 
the ball going wide and Fitts. running it back to the 
23-yard line. One yard was all Amherst could 
make thru Wood, and Creed punted to Wilson who 
for the second time ran thru both teams for forty 
yards, and on the next play he made four more 
around left end, but Kern was using his hands and 
the ball went back 15 yards for the first penalty. 
Smith made this up on the next play around left 
end, but could not gain at all around right end a 
moment later, so he dropped back for another try 
at a place kick. The pass was poor and bounced 
twice before reaching Wilson. He saw Cook, Am- 
herst's right end whom no one had blocked, coming 
for him, so gathering in the ball he tried to run 
with it. He was downed in his tracks and it was 
Amherst's ball on downs. 

A plunge thru right tackle and a right end run 
got them first down. Connolly next made nine yards 
thru left tackle, but on the same play again Clif- 
ford turned into a stone wall and not an inch was 
gained. They tried the other side of the line but 
two feet was all they could get and Bowdoin got 
the ball on downs. 

Wilson tried another run around right end but 
was thrown for a loss of five yards, and Hastings 
tried an onside kick which lost the ball to Amherst. 
They punted to Smith in the middle of the field 
and on the first play Wilson again made 30 yards 
thru a broken field but sprained his ankle when 
tackled. He remained in the game, and Smith on 
the next two plays made 5 yards in all around left 
end and thru left guard. It was now Bowdoin's 
ball on the 25-yard line and third down with S yards 
to go. Smith dropped back for his third try at a 
place kick. The pass was again a poor one and all 
but rolled to Wilson. With wonderful quickness, 
coolness and daring he picked it up off the ground 
and turned it around in place, while the line held 



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well, and Amherst's right end was again coming at 
him full speed. Wilson saw him and yelled "kick 
it Frank." He did. Nor could it have been a 
more accurate, a prettier, or a more dramatic kick. 
The score was then Bowdoin 3, Amherst o. On the 
kick-off that followed G. Kern caught the ball be- 
hind the line, and touched it to the ground. It was 
then brought out to the 2S-yard line where Smith 
made 5 yards and then Hastings punted and the 
first period was over. 

Second Quarter 

The second quarter started with Amherst in 
possession of the ball. A right end run for two 
yards, a right skin-tackle play for five more and a 
forward pass gave them first down. Connolly made 
eight thru center and one more rush gave them first 
down again. Then "Baldy' was tried out by Am- 
herst. He stopped the play behind the line for a 
loss of two yards. On a fake kick formation with 
two backs back one yard was gained thru the line. 
A forward pass was next tried and intercepted by 
Clifford. 

Sullivan who replaced Wilson in this period, sent 
Weatherill thru for four yards. Hastings punted 
twenty-six yards and Hurley recovered the ball on 
the thirty-yard line. Farmer made five yards but 
Smith couldn't gain outside of left tackle and 
dropped back for a place kick which he missed. It 
seemed to the Orient that a drop kick would have 
been a better play at this point. 

It was now Amherst's ball on their 2S-yard line. 
They made 6 yards thru center — but ran against the 
stonewall again on Clifford's side and gained noth- 
ing on the next play. A forward pass by Creede to 
Cook, right end, netted twenty yard, and then Am- 
herst punted forty-five yards to Sullivan, who was 
tackled on the 15-yard line by Pinkett. 

Bowdoin tried an outside kick and lost the ball. 
On the next down Amherst was penalized 15 yards 
for using hands. On a punt formation, they tried 
a right end run which "Baldy" stopped for a loss, 
and Madden fell back for a drop kick from the 50- 
yard line. He missed and it was Bowdoin's ball on 
the 2S-yard line. Weatherill made two yards, but 
Burns held and Bowdoin was penalized 15 yards. 
Hastings punted. 

Amherst made two yards thru left tackle and 
first down thru center— the half ending with Am- 
herst in possession of the ball on their own 30-yard 
line. Score — Bowdoin 3, Amherst o. 

Amherst kicked off in the third period to Hur- 
ley who ran it back 20 yards. Smith made five 
thru the right side and Hurley added two around 
left end. E. B. Smith hurt his ankle in this play 
and was replaced by Devine at left end. Hastings 
punted and Amherst obtained possession of the ball. 
On a right end run they- made first down, followed 
by four on a left skintackle play and six more thru 
the other side of the line, giving them another first 
down. Five more yards on the same play was next 
added but a penalty of fifteen was imposed for hold- 
ing in the line. Devine got around and threw Am- 
herst for a loss on the following play and they then 
tried a forward pass. This was intercepted and 
Frank Smith was unable to gain so Hastings 
punted. 

Amherst then made five yards on a right skin- 
tackle »ilay and then three more on the same play. 
A right end run gave them first down. Three yards 



were made thru the left side of the line but Amherst 
was penalized five yards for locking legs. Hast- 
ings broke thru on their next attempt and stopped 
the play behind the line. A forward pass was then 
worked successfully but with no gain, and Creede 
punted. 

Smith made no gain thru the right side and 
Hastings punted. Amherst made five yards around 
left end but around the right end on the next play 
they were thrown for a loss by Weatherill, and 
Creede punted to Smith who ran it back ten yards. 

Bowdoin's first rush netted nothing and they 
were penalized five yards, Devine being offside, so 
Hastings punted, and the period ended with Amherst 
in possession of the ball on their 45-yard line. 
Score — Bowdoin 3, Amherst 0. 

The last period started off with a terrific on- 
slaught b-' the Purple and White. Miles replaced 
Abele and he made consistent gains thru both sides 
of the Bowdoin line. Starting on their own 45-yard 
line Amherst rushed the ball straight down the field 
with but little interruption. Tbey made two yards 
on a right skin tackle play then first down thru the 
other side of the line. On a left tackle over play 
no gain resulted, but the old skin-tackle thru the left 
side netted three yards and then a forward pass was 
tried successfully. Weatherill tackled and the run- 
ner in rolling over kicked "Bob" in the back. Even 
from the Orient's position on the side-lines it was 
hard to determine whether or not that was inten- 
tional. At any rate, Bowdoin was given the ball 
and after two rushes with no gain Hastings punted. 

On the next play with Amherst in possession of 
of the ball Devine was offside and Bowdoin was pen- 
alized five yards. A plunge thru center and a rush 
to the right of center netted first down. Hastings 
and Wood stopped the next line plunge with no 
gain, but on the same pla" again Amherst made first 
down. A forward pass then for six yards and two 
yards thru right tackle and two thru left, made first 
down again. No gain could be made around Devine 
but Burns was offside and Bowdoin was penalized 
five yards. Four yards around left end and two on 
the right skin-tackle play made first down, but Am- 
herst was here penalized five yards, and on the next 
play no gain could be made thru Clifford. The 
same play thru the same place gave them 
first down, however, on the following play, 
and then four yards were added thru right 
tackle, and no gain thru Clifford on the 
left side, made them try the right side again and they 
made five more. It was now their third down with 
a yard to go for first down and six yards for a 
touchdown. They chose to try Clifford again and 
it was right here, when "Bill" stopped that play that 
he saved the game for Bowdoin. It was Bowdoin's 
liall on their six-yard line, and Hastings punted from 
behind the line for thirty-five yards. On Amherst's 
next rush Burns was offside and Bowdoin was pen- 
alized 5 yards more. Madden dropped back to try 
a drop kick, this being their only hope of saving the 
game. Their line did not hold and the kick was 
blocked but recovered by Amherst. Again Madden 
fell back and this time got the drop off successfully, 
but the ball went wide— to the right of the uprights. 
Hastings kicked out from the twenty-five yard line 
and as soon as Amherst lined up for play, time was 
called, and the best game Bowdoin has played so 
far this vear was over. 



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123 



In the first half, Amherst was on the defensive 
nine-tenths of the time, and in the last two quar- 
ters the same was true of the Bowdoin team. Bow- 
doin was penalized 50 yards in all, and Amherst 40 
yards. Bowdoin did not try the forward pass once, 
while Amherst made five of her seven tries good, 
netting 35 yards. Smith tried four place kicks for 
Bowdoin making one good — Madden tried three 
drop kicks for Amherst — making none good and one 
being blocked. 

For Amherst, Pinkett, the veteran colored center, 
was the individual star. It was wonderful to see 
him run down and tackle under a punt. He prob- 
ably made three-fourths of all the tackles made by 
Amherst. The Orient would not be surprised to 
see him make all-Araerican center. Campbell, the 
captain, and Roberts, the star end, were out of the 
game because of injuries, and their places were not 
over-well filled. Creede, Miles and Connolly played 
well. It was not so much the fault of the ends that 
Bowdoin ran back the punts so well, as that Creede 
did not punt high enough to give Cook and Browne 
and Madden time enough to get down on them. It 
was a clean game throughout and after the game 
an Amherst player told the Orient that Bowdoin 
outplayed them, was faster on getting off plays, bet- 
ter on interference, on running back punts and on 
running down and tackling on punts. The stars for 
Bowdoin were Wilson who in the first period ran 
a total of about the length of the field in three runs 
thru both teams. It was a wonderful exhibition of 
running and dodging and with his cool nerve on 
holding the winning place kick after a poor pass, 
must be credited a great part of winning the game. 
Smith was Bowdoin's best ground gainer thru the 
line and Clifford starred in the defense. It was he 
who saved the game when Amherst was within six 
yards of a touchdown with a yard to go for first 
down. Hurley, E. B. Smith and Devine played star 
games at end. 

The line-up follows : — 
Bowdoin Amherst 

E. Smith. Devine, l.e I.e., Browne, Madden 

Wood, l.t l.t., Creede 

Hastings, l.g ..l..g., Baumann 

E. Kern, c c, Pinkett 

Burns, r.g r.g., Cary 

Clifford, r.t r.t., Guetter 

Hurley, r.e • • . r.e., Cooke 

Wilson. Sullivan, q.b q.b., Fitts 

F. Smith, l.h.b l.h.b.; Abele, Miles 

Weatherill. r.h.b r.h.b., Connolly, Hubbard 

G. Kern, f.b f .b., Hubbard, Seaman 

The score : Bowdoin 3, Amherst O. Goal from 

the field — F. Smith. Umpire — Hapgood of Brown. 
Referee — Marshall of Harvard. Field judge — Mur- 
phy of Harvard. Head linesman — Fowly of Am- 
herst. Time — four lo-minute periods. 



MUSICAL CLUB ELECTIONS 

At a meeting of the Musical Association 
last week, John Roberts, '11, was elected 
leader of the Mandolin Club for the ensuing 
year in place of S. W. Pierce, resigned. At 
the same meeting R. D. Cole, '12, was elected 
to the managership of the combined clubs, to 
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of 
J. L. Brummett, '11. 



CROSS COUNTRY 

In spite of the fact that negotiations for a 
cross country race with Maine were nearly 
completed, the race will not be held. The 
Faculty Advisory Committee on Athletics met 
Wednesday afternoon and voted unanimously 
to refuse the manager permission to hold a 
race with Maine. That means that Bowdoin 
will not have a cross country race at all this 
fall with any other college. The action of the 
committee is final. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, October 29 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Colby on Whittier Field. 
Bates vs. U. of Maine at Lewiston. 

Sunday, October 30 
10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Monday, October 31 
Deutscher Verein organizes at Psi Upsilon 
House. 

Thursday, November 3 

7.00 Meeting in Y. M. C. A. room. Dr. Raymond 

Calkins of Portland will speak on "Religion 

in Business Principles." Violin solo by C. 

E. Kellogg, '11. Music by college quartet. 

Saturday, Nov. ' s 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Bates on Whittier Field. 
Colby vs. U. of Maine at Waterville. 



7-30 



RECEPTION TO CLASS OF 1914, MEDICAL SCHOOL "^ 

The Bowdoin Men's Christian Association 
last evening tendered a reception to the stu- 
dents of the Bowdoin Medical School in Hub- 
bard Hall. The speakers of the evening who 
were introduced by E. Ralph Bridge, '09, 
Medic, '13, were President Wm. DeWitt 
Hyde, Dr. F. N. Whittier, and Dr. Gilbert M. 
Elliott for the faculty, and from the student 
body, William Allen, '11, president of the col- 
lege Y. M. C. A., and Lawrence McFarland, 
'11, captain of the track team. After the 
speaking refreshments were served and the 
new students were given an opportunity to 
meet members of the faculty and their fellOw- 
students. It was the first reception ever 
given the "Medics" by the Y. M. C. A. and 
was successful in every way. At the close of 
the affair the new men extended a vote of 
thanks to the members of the Y. M. C. A. for 
their hospitality. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911 Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, 1911 Alumni Editor 

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w. a. mccormick. 1912 v. r. leavitt. 1913 
w. r. spinney. 1912 d. h. mcmurtrie. 1913 

h. p. vannah. 1912 f. d. wish. 1913 



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Vol. XL 



OCTOBER 28, 1910 



And now for Colby ! ! ! 



Out of a student body all 
Celebrations and equally interested in the 
College Spirit welfare of college activi- 
ties, it is only possible for 
a few to take an active part in carrying those 
activities to a happy conclusion. This is 
especially true of the larger and more impor- 
tant undertakings of the student body. The 
baseball, football and track teams are all made 
up to some extent from the same material ; 
from men who are physically fit to undergo 
rigid training and develop themselves into able 
men in one or all of these three branches of 
athletics. While this comparatively small 
body of men is doing the actual work of main- 
taining for Bowdoin her reputation in inter- 
collegiate activities it falls to that larger per- 
centage of Bowdoin men, physically incapable 
of more, to make up that other and all essen- 



tial element of organized athletics which we 
will term an active and enthusiastic team 
backing". 

We Bowdoin undergraduates have been 
led by rally speakers to believe that there ex- 
ists an intangible something called ''Bowdoin 
Spirit" and that this something has in it a 
characteristic element which so distinguishes 
it from all other conceptions of spirit that it 
can justly be ascribed to and named for Old 
Bowdoin. We have been led to believe this, 
and yet. when in a spirit of investigation we 
have looked about us, too often have we found 
this "Bowdoin Spirit'' of ancient and honora- 
ble report, degenerated into the essence of 
mediocre prep, school interest ! — we refrain 
even from the use of the word "enthusiasm." 
Tco often when we have looked for that fa- 
mous element which our graduates tell us so 
inspired them in their undergraduate days and 
even fires them with enthusiasm to-day, we 
have found it to exist at the present time in 
the form of rather a grudgingly admitted 
duty to pay college subscriptions in part, to 
attend games played in Brunswick and to 
cheer our fighting team if the excitement of 
the game sufficiently arouses us to make us 
feel more like shouting than keeping quiet. 
This is as deplorable a state of affairs on the 
part of the student body — the team backers — 
as can be imagined. The athletic teams 
themselves could not more effectually under- 
mine their efficiency by lack of a whole- 
hearted, determined organization than has that 
body known as the college at large by a neg- 
lect of those same principles. We are almost 
tempted to say that this disjointed, passively 
interested, conglomeration of collegiate lazi- 
ness now comprising the student body consti- 
tutes no team backing at all, for we can con- 
ceive of this same element of sportive blood 
being quite as interested in the welfare of the 
Boston Americans — distance, acquaintance 
and other elements being considered — as in 
the welfare of their own Bowdoin team. And 
that is because we have entirely mistaken "in- 
terest" for "spirit." The two are in no way 
alike. One is active and progressive. The 
other is inactive and passive. 

We believe that Bowdoin Spirit — the real 
Bowdoin Spirit of our imaginations — once 
existed. It was the spirit in which our college 
was founded. It was the spirit that wrought 
her wonderful career, the history of which we 
are so proud to recall. It was the spirit that 
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that alone can preserve them. It was the spirit 
that Hke the ponderous bugle of Gomorrah 
fame made all Bowdoin hum. It was the 
spirit that welded Bowdoin men in a fever of 
surging" enthusiasm and made them irresistible 
in all they undertook. 

But what of Bowdoin Spirit to-day? Do 
we show it by letting some twenty men start 
a feeble attempt at the celebration of a victory 
like that of our team over Amherst? Do we 
show it more often by no celebration at all? 
Have we a mere Bowdoin interest or the real, 
old-fashioned Bowdoin Spirit? 

The Orient does not encourage or sanc- 
tion a drunken brawl. Happily nothing of 
the kind is to be feared. Neither does it advo- 
cate a lot of childish tomfoolery, but we be- 
lieve that the Old Bowdoin Spirit is dying 
more from a lack of healthy exercise than any- 
thing else. What the Orient believes would 
be good for the student body itself is a more 
manifest interest in the defeats and successes 
of that valiant little group of Bowdoin wars- 
men, the Bowdoin athletic teams. 

To-morrow Bowdoin plays Colby on Whit- 
tier Field. If you have any Bowdoin spirit 
in you let's hear it at the game. If Bowdoin 
wins let the Student Council plan and execute 
a sensible celebration and if we lose don't let a 
Bowdoin man leave the stand till every man 
on the football squad, and all others con- 
nected with it be cheered to a finish. 

Here's hoping we celebrate! 



"The trustees of Princeton 
The College Graduate University Thursday, with ex- 
it! Politics pression of deeo regret, ac- 
cepted President Wilson's 
resignation. The letter had been in the hands of the 
board for some days, the body being desirous of 
having him defer action until the result of the New 
Jersey election is known. Dr. Wilson declined to 
have the matter put off. holding that the university 
as a non-partisan institution should act at this 
time." 

The above clipping is significant in itself. 
It is a statement which should appeal strongly 
to every man in Bowdoin who is a patriotic, 
democratic, liberty-loving citizen. President 
Wilscn is resigning, and not without great 
opposition, the presidency of one of our old- 
est and most distinguished colleges. 

And what are his reasons for so doing? 
Because he feels it his public duty ! Surely 
when men of President Wilson's breadth of 
training and experience enter the political 



field it is a foreboding of better, cleaner poli- 
tics and more efficient administration. 

Altho it is often stated that the future gov- 
ernment of our nation depends upon the pres- 
ent generation of college men, it is astonishing 
to find out how poorly informed the average 
college man is. with regard to the great politi- 
cal issues of the day. His knowledge of poli- 
tics and present day practical government is 
most superficial. It is time we woke up. 

Just now it appears as though the Republi- 
cans in college were getting in line. The 
( )rient has been informed that a letter has 
been received from the President of the 
Xational Republican College League, and that 
steps are to be taken immediately to reorgan- 
ize the Republican Club and elect officers. It 
certainly behooves some of us to stimulate a 
little interest in politics and parties for the 
sons of Bowdoin who have shared the respon- 
sibility of the nation's government are many 
and distinafuished. 



It may be well to remind 
Respect for Property the members of the stu- 
dent body that the piano 
in the Y. M. C. A. room is the exclusive prop- 
erty of the Y. M. C. A. 

It has always been the policy of the Asso- 
ciation to be generous in loaning it to the stu- 
dents for their assemblies, etc., and to indi- 
viduals for practicing. However, the instru- 
ment has been ill-treated of late, the last in- 
jury being the breaking of the lock in the key- 
board cover. Unless this sort of practice stops, 
the members of the Association will surely be 
justified in locking up the Y. M. C. A. room; 
thereby preventing the use of the piano by 
anyone. 



RHODES SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATIONS 

The Rhodes Scholarship examinations 
took place Tuesday and Wednesday of this 
week at Augusta. Bowdoin was represented 
by Edward E. Kern, 'ii; Edward W. Skel- 
ton, 'ii ; Charles B. Hawes, 'ii; Robert D. 
Cole, '12; Ellison S. Purington, '12; Law- 
rence A. Crosby, '13. The Board of Judges 
for this year consists of the presidents of the 
four ]\Iaine colleges, Maine University, Colby, 
Bates, and Bowdoin. As a result of this ex-- 
amination one man will be chosen as Rhodes 
scholar from this State for the year 191 2. 
There will be no examination held next year. 



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THE APPEAL OF SOCIAL WORK 

Mr. William I. Cole, '8i, of the South End 
House, Boston, gave an unusually interesting 
address at the Y. M. C. A. meeting last Thurs- 
day evening. His was the second in the 
series of addresses to be given under the gen- 
eral head "Christianity and the Social Prob- 
lem." 

Mr. Cole introduced his subject by saying 
that with Peary's conquest of the North Pole, 
the field of physical adventure has indeed be- 
come circumscribed. But there are other 
fields to be explored, and within the past few 
years attention has been turned to the great 
field of adventtirous endeavor, the field of 
human society, which may be called "the field 
of moral adventure" as contrasted with the 
physical field. 

The great explorers in this field, Arnold 
Toynbee, Edward Dennison and others, would 
take rank in the importance and significance 
of their achievements with Columbus, De 
Soto, Hudson, Stanley, Peary and the other 
discoverers. 

The appeal of social work is fourfold. 

First: The scientific appeal. 

We worship the god of "things as they 
are," and in pursuit of knowledge we have 
come to study man and his relations with his 
fellow-man, from a scientific standpoint, cre- 
ating, within the past thirty years an entirely 
new subject for the college curriculum. To 
secure his knowledge we must live among the 
common people and share with them their 
everyday experiences. The experiences gained 
thru such associations result in important data 
on which to base working principles which 
may aid the social worker in his efiforts to 
make the life of his less fortunate brother and 
sister, happier and more fruitful. 

The second appeal is that of Service. 

No longer do we consider the ministry as 
the only field wherein one may consecrate his 
life. To-day we may live lives of consecrated 
service in secular fields. Thus the doctor, 
lawyer, dentist, business man, artists and all 
can render service to his fellow-man in con- 
nection zvith his vocation. In dealing with 
such clients as a worker meets in the settle- 
ments he must give liberally of his talents 
without the hope of pecuniary remuneration. 
In this connection Mr. Cole showed how the 
poor of our great cities might have recourse 
to the best medical, legal and artistic talent in 
the country; the only other to share with him 
being the rich who could afford to pay. The 



man of the "middle class" is not able to pay 
and is above charity. 

The field of settlement work is large and 
there are opportunities for men in every walk 
of life, no matter what their vocation may be. 
The call for workers is greater than the sup- 
ply. The work touches the territory of the 
Salvation Army on one hand and the lower 
reaches of the Y. M. C. A. on the other. 

Third : Is the religious appeal. 

This in a way includes the appeal of 
science and the appeal of service. Religion 
finds expression both in the service and in the 
worship. The service may benefit the human 
lot, either directly or indirectly. To illustrate 
this point we have on one hand the philan- 
thropic rich who give directly to meet human 
needs ; on the other we have Pasteur who aids 
thru his scientific discoveries. 

Last, comes the call of opportunity. There 
are many departments of the work which are 
yet practically unexplored. College men of 
Christian principles are needed to take up this 
exploration, which will eventually lead to a 
new ethic and a new theology. Thus, as time 
goes on, social work will become more and 
more a well recognized occupation, whose ap- 
peal will be heacled by men of the highest 
ability and profoundest consecration. 

Thruout his discourse, Mr. Cole iritro- 
(luced many interesting anecdotes, etc., which 
have come to him during his work in connec- 
tion with the South End House. It was a 
splendid address. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

In the absence of President Hyde, the Sun- 
day chapel service was conducted by Rev. J. 
H. Quint, pastor of the "Church on the Hill." 
Mr. Quint read for a scripture lesson the thir- 
teenth chapter from the First Epistle of Paul 
to the Corinthians. In his introduction he 
said that Dr. Burton, lately inaugurated Pres- 
ident of Smith College, made the statement 
that two of the greatest difficulties in the way 
of religious educators were the changing con- 
ception of Religion, and the uncertainties of 
Faith. Mr. Quint said that a custom has 
arisen of considering religious matters as up 
in the air, an intangible, while as a matter of 
fact they possess reality, movement, develop- 
ment, glow and change. 

He spoke of the spirit of the movement. 
Political, social and religious ideas are chang- 
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remain the same. In the political and social 
realm there seems to be great upheaval, but it 
is one of the most significant things in our life 
that the basic laws are steadfast. In the field 
of physical research there is continual change 
of theory, but if scientific laws were not based 
on certain known and constant causes the 
study of the sciences would not be worth 
while. It is the same with the moral laws. 
Although our idea of right and wrong is mod- 
ified, those traits that were vices before, re- 
main vices still. Although Moses gave the 
Ten Commandments, he did not discover 
them. It is the same in the spiritual realm. 
The psychic force that makes us souls is un- 
changed. In this thirteenth chapter of his 
Epistle to the Corinthians Paul but bore wit- 
ness to the eternal realities. It was and is ever 
true, he said, that one unchangeable God per- 
meates all. 

Thus Religion is a supreme fact. You can- 
not leave Christ and Religion out of your life 
if you want the best things. Reformers can- 
not be indifferent to Religion. All who try to 
be, fail. So in the French Revolution when 
the deification of Reason was attempted, chaos 
resulted. The Church had to return to save 
the State. The World makes progress only 
through devotion to religious ideals. Relig- 
ious Faith is of practical service and is of the 
greatest power. If you have it, stick to it. 
If you do not have it, you are treading a dan- 
gerous path. This is the experience of the 
ages, the greatest truth of Life. We are cit- 
izens of two realms, the natural and the spirit- 
ual ; and it is only by observing these underly- 
ing spiritual truths that we may enjoy right- 
eousness, justice and love. 



CollcGC Botes 

Healey, '14, has left college. 

Deutscher Verein will organize this week. 

Bullard, Amherst, '10, was on the campus, Tues- 
day. 

Prof. Copeland will entertain his mother next 
Monday. 

Newell and Churchill are singing in the Unita- 
rian Church. 

There will be a quiz in Chemistry I. a week from 
next Monday. 

The call for Glee Club candidates will be issued 
in a week or two. 

Chemical Club will hold a meeting, Friday night, 
at the Beta House. 



Prof. Mitchell supplied the Congregational pul- 
pit in New Gloucester. 

There will be adjourns in Philosophy, Monday, 
and a quiz. Wednesday. 

Simmons, '09. manager of the '08 football team, 
was on the field, Tuesday. 

Severance, '14, has joined the candidates for 
Assistant Track Manager, 

fnstead of football practice Monday afternoon, 
the entire squad took a walk. 

The warnings for the first year men will come 
out on Monday, October 31. 

President Hyde spoke last Sunday at the Arling- 
ton street church in Boston. 

An article appeared in last Sunday's Boston 
Globe on fraternities at Bowdoin. 

Prof. Woodruff preached last Sunday in the 
Congregational Church in Gray. 

Towle, '14, was field judge at the Thornton- 
Fryeburg game at Saco, Saturday. 

The Y. M. C. A. cabinet met at the Alpha Delta 
Phi House last Thursday evening. 

Dr. Copeland is making rapid progress in the 
new museum in the Science Building. 

An informal dance will be held at the Delta Upsi- 
lon house, Friday evening, November 4. 

Let every Bowdoin man attend the mass-meet- 
ing to-night and show his Bowdoin spirit. 

Mr. McConaughy attended the Teachers' Con- 
ference at the University of Maine to-day. 

Howe '11, refereed the Edward Little-Brunswick 
High football game at Lewiston, last Saturday. 

Studley, ex- '09, who has just undergone an oper- 
ation on his knee, was on the campus, Tuesday. 

Everybody out for the Colby game to-morrow 
and bring your strong lungs and megaphones. 

During his stay at Bowdoin Mr. William I. Cole 
was entertained at the Alpha Delta Phi house. 

Russell, '14, attended the Portland High School- 
Westbrook Seminary game at Portland, Saturday. 

D. Weeks, '11, and E. Weeks, '12, were officials 
at the Thornton-Fryeburg game at Saco, Saturday. 

Emerson, Oxnard, and Kern will read papers at 
the Chemical Club meeting at the Beta House to- 
nighi. 

Fuller and Carll of Hebron, spent Sunday in 
Brunswick after their game with Bates, last Sat- 
urday. 

Daniels, '12, and Purrington, '11, have joined the 
training table. The table now numbers about 
eighteen. 

Garcelon, ex-'o8, who played in the line of the 
famous '04 team, has been assisting in coaching the 
team this week. 

Dr. Burnett returned last Wednesday from Tur- 
ner Falls, Mass., where he was called by the death 
of his father. 

Professor Chapman read a paper before the 
Maine Historical Society at Portland on Wednes- 
day, October 26. 

Prof. Sills spoke last Sunday in St. Paul's 
Church, on the General Episcopal Convention, 
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Pike. Shackford. Gilbert and Lewis, all '13, and 
C;i!l.ilian. Coole^-, L. Brown and Ailing, all '14, went 
up to the Bates-Hebron game, Saturday. 

McFarland, '11, attended the initiation and ban- 
quet of the Colby Chapter of Delta Upsilon, 
Wednesday evening, as a delegate from the Bowdoin 
chapter. 

The medical school work has been enlarged this 
vear by the addition of courses in hygiene and 
"dietetics. The courses in histology and embryology 
have been amplified a great deal. 

Mirrors are soon to be placed in all the Ends. 
One will be placed in the hall on every floor. The 
intention is to provide shaving mirrors, and make 
it unnecessary to carry water into the rooms. 

The following were among those "resent at the 
.\mherst game : Prof. Smith of Amherst, Bowdoin, 
'02; Chapman, '06; Hitchborn, '11; Pratt, '12; King, 
'12; Morrill, ex-'io, and "Doc" Caldwell, ex-'ll. 

A new dynamo has been installed in the power 
station during the past week. The dynamo will be 
used as an auxiliary in case of accidents and has a 
voltage of IIS, amperage 700. The engine is a 100 
h. p. turbine. 

Professor Johnson gave the second of his series 
of interesting talks on the Art Building, Thursday 
morning. Both lectures have been well attended for 
there were a hundred at the first and nearly as 
many at the second. 

%he Press Club held its first meeting last week, 
the purpose was to elect officers. The following 
were elected : Fred D. Wish, President ; James A. 
Norton, Vice-President; Lawrence A. Crosby, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

A number of students attended "The Passing of 
the Third Floor Back" at Lewiston, last week. 
."Xmong those present were Hussey. 11; Black, '11; 
Merrill, '11; Wilson, '12; Hurley, '12; Leigh, '12; 
Crowell, '13; Greene, '13; Monroe, '14; Hayes, '14. 

Several of the Faculty have changed their board- 
ing place and the following are now eating at Mrs. 
McKinlev's: Dr. Cram, Mcllwain, Alvord. McCon- 
aughy, Catlin and Evans. The cause of the change 
is not altogether a matter of conjecture. The pres- 
ent table seems to be giving satisfaction. 

Owing to the rain last Saturday night an enthu- 
siastic celebration was impossible. However, a few 
of the students marched to the Pastime, took pos- 
session of the theatre ; and after viewing the pictures 
some, and cheering and singing more, marched 
around the dormitories and campus, finally dispers- 
ing after cheering the bride and groom at the Little 
residence. 

The first canvass for Bible Study students 
showed the large enrollment of 124. A second en- 
rollment is being now made and this is expected to 
bring the list up to 150. All the fraternities are 
covered and the total number of classes is 23. This 
is a good thing for Bowdoin, for it means that her 
students show a great interest in Bible work. The 
enrollment is probably larger than that of any other 
Maine college. 

Mr. Hubert Fowle, Williams, 'lO, Secretary of 
the Student Volunteer Movement, spoke last night 



at the Y. M. C. .A. rooms on "The College Man and 
Missions." Mr. Fowle has been speaking entirely 
at Maine colleges during the past week. Sunday he 
spoke at vespers and at all of the fraternity houses 
at the University of Maine ; Monday he spoke at 
Colby ; Tuesday at evening chapel of the same col- 
lege ; Wednesday at the Y. M. C. A. rooms at 
Bates. Bowdoin College will again have the privi- 
lege of hearing him on February 22, when he will 
come together with Mr. D. Brewer Eddy, Secre- 
tary of the American Board of Commission for 
Foreign Missions, and not only speak at the Y. M. 
C. A. rooms but also at the different fraternities. 
It is at this time that the Mission Work will be 
started. 



PETTENQILL=LITTLE 

The leading society event of the fall in Bruns- 
wick was the marriage of Miss Rachel Thayer Lit- 
tle, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. George Thomas Little, 
and Dr. Ray Waldron Pettengill, instructor in Ger- 
man at Harvard, which took place at the home of the 
bride's parents, 8 College street, at half past seven 
o'clock, Saturday evening, 'Oct. 22d. At the cere- 
mony only the immediate families and a very few 
intimate friends of the bride were present. The re- 
ception from 8 until 10 o'clock was very largely at- 
tended, many being present from out of town. 

The wedding march from Lohengrin was played 
by Miss Sue Winchell, 'cellist, and Miss Isabel For- 
saith, pianist. The parlor was decorated with white 
chrysanthemums, srailax and ferns. Beneath an 
arch of smilax and chrysanthemums the two ring 
service was performed by Rev. John Hastings 
Quint, pastor of the First Parish Congregational 
church. 

The bridesmaids were Miss Ruth B. Little of 
Brunswick, sister of the bride, and Miss Marcia 
Reed of Roxbury, Me., a classmate of the bride at 
Smith College. The flower children, Miss Ruth Pet- 
tengill of Augusta, a niece of the bridegroom, and 
Russell Patten of Braintree, Mass., a cousin of the 
bride, carried baskets of pink and white chrysan- 
themums. Dr. Frederick Lieber of Cambridge, 
Mass.. was best man. 

The ushers were Stanley Perkins Chase of Port- 
land, Bowdoin, '05, Harold Charles Trott of Port- 
Ian, Bowdoin, '04, Harold Starbird Elder of Wood- 
fords, Bowdoin, '06, and George Tappan Little of 
Brunswick, a brother of the bride. 

From 8 until 10 o'clock. Dr. and Mrs. Pettengill 
received, being assisted by the parents of the bride. 
Dr. and Mrs. George Thomas Little, and by Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles S. Pettengill of Augusta, the 
brother and sister of the bridegroom. Dr. and Mrs. 
Pettingill left at midnight on their honeymoon and 
will be at home after Dec. I at 23 Irving Street, 
Cambridse, Mass. 

Mr. Pettengill is the son of Daniel W._ Pettengill 
of Augusta. He graduated from Bowdoin College 
in 1905 and after spending a year studying in Ger- 
many he took a post graduate course at Harvard 
Universitv from which he received the degree of 
Ph.D. last Tune. 

The bride is a graduate of Smith College in the 
Class of igoQ and is popular in Brunswick society. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 4, 1910 



NO. 16 



BOWDOIN VS. BATES 

It is quite evident that the University of 
Maine elephant picked up something larger 
than he could comfortably make off with, 
when he journeyed over to Garcelon Field, 
Lewiston, last Saturday. To-morrow the 
men who trimmed his football warriors are 
coming down to Brunswick with a clean-cut 
victory to their credit, an abundance of con- 
fidence, and a determination to defeat Bow- 
doin. Indications point to a record-breaking 
crowd for the game for everyone realizes that 
this game will be a hard smashing game. 

Bates is to be seriously reckoned with and 
every Bowdoin man should be in his place to 
cheer on that game little bunch of Bowdoin 
men who fought till they dropped in defeating 
Colby last Saturday. 

Score of Bowdoin-Bates series : 

1889 — Bowdoin, 62; Bates, 0. 
1893 — Bowdoin, 54; Bates, o. 
1894 — Bowdoin. 26; Bates, 0. 
1895 — Bowdoin, 22 ; Bates, 6. 
i8g6 — Bowdoin, 26; Bates, o. 
1897 — Bates, 10; Bowdoin, 6. 
1898 — Bates', 6 ; Bowdoin, 0. 
1899 — Bowdoin, 16; Bates, 6, 
1900 — Bates refused to play. 
1901 — Bates, 11; Bowdoin, o, 
1902 — Bates. 16; Bowdoin, 0. 
1903 — Bowdoin. 11; Bates, 5. 
1904 — Bowdoin, 12 ; Bates, 6. 
190.S — Bowdoin, 6 ; Bates, o. 
1906 — Bates, 6 ; Bowdoin, o. 
1907 — Bowdoin, 6; Bates, 5. 
1908 — Bates, 5 ; Bowdoin, o. 
1909 — Bowdoin, 6; Bates, o. 
Bowdoin lias won 11 and lost 6. 



X BOWDOIN 6, COLBY 5 

SCORE BY QUARTERS 

Bowdoin 60006 
Colby 00055 

_ In the game against Colby last Saturday, 
the Bowdoin football eleven demonstrated 
what was the basis of their victory against 
Amherst the week before by defeating 
Colby. They showed a spirit and ability which 
surprised even the supporters who had 
watched them in practice, and which, if con- 
tinued, wil be sure to give them the state 



championship. To be sure, they won by a 
score of only 6 to 5, but the game they played 
justifies the belief that, had the team not been 
weakened by the injury of Frank Smith and 
Wilson, it would have won by a larger margin. 

The game was a good mixture of the old 
and the new styles and in both Bowdoin 
showed a marked stiperiority over her oppo- 
nents. The line was invincible on the defence 
and also presented fine interference for the 
man carrying the ball when on the offence. 
The back field also showed great form, being 
sure in the handling of the ball at all times 
and able to make consistent gains. 

Bowdoin's individual stars were Frank 
Smith, Wilson, and Hastings. Not only did 
Smith, by his good judgment and great kick- 
ing ability, win the game for us, but he also, 
several times, stopped Colby from making 
big gains by his superb tackling. Wilson ran 
the team well at quarter, and his pluck in 
staying in the game after he had been injured, 
was a credit to himself and to the White. 
Hastings completely outclassed the Colby 
kickers in the distance of the punts. 

For Colby, Good played a fine game. In 
fact, he was their tower of strength in which 
all their hopes rested. 

The features of the game were three long 
end runs by E. Smith, F. Smith and Weather- 
ill, an on-side kick by Frank Smith, and a well 
executed forward pass betwen Wilson and E. 
Smith which netted 25 yards. 

The game in detail was as follows : 

In the beginning of tlie first period, Captain 
Smith kicked to Colby's 2S-yard line where three 
Colby men fumbled the ball and it was recovered by 
a Bowdoin man. Frank Smith made 5 yards thru 
left tackle ; Weatherill, five around right end ; Kern, 
three thru center, and F. Smith made one around 
right end. A try for a goal from the field by Smith, 
failed. 

F. Smith caught the Colby kick-off and ran it 
back to the center of the field. By one play and a 
penalty to Colby the ball was advanced 11 yards 
and Hastings booted the ball to the Colby half-yard 
line. Ervin, however, punted out to the Colby 30- 
yard line. By runs around right end, Smtih made 
2 yards and Wilson made ten ; Smith plunged thru 
left tackle for one yard; and Kern made two thru 
center. These gains took the ball to the Colby 
15-yard line and from there Capt. Smith made the 
first score by a goal from placement against the 
wind. Time — 9 minutes. 



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Colby kicked to Clifford who ran the ball back 
to the Colby 20-yard line. Smith started the second 
march toward the opponent's goal bv a skillful end 
run which netted 12 yards ; Wilson took two around 
right end; and Hastings kicked. The ball was 
fumbled by Colby on their 25-yard line but was 
finally recovered by Good. Colby was unable to 
gain and punted to their 40-yard line. An on-side 
kick by F. Smith to E. Smith gained 21 yards; and 
Wilson made nine. From there, Frank Smith 
booted the ball from placement over the bar for the 
second score of the game. Time — 14 min. 5 sec. 

In the short remaining time. Smith kicked to Vail 
who tried to go around right end, but was stopped 
by a fine tackle by G. Kern. The period ended 
with the ball in Colby's possesion on her own 31- 
yard line. 

In the beginning of the second period, Colby 
failed to make the distance and Bowdoin started 
down the field. An unsuccessful forward pass, 
however, gave the ball to Colby on her 6-yard line 
and it was punted to the 36-yard line. Smith made 
9 yards around right end ; Kern two thru center ; 
and two more plays gave the ball to the opponents 
on their 41-yard line. At this point, Welch took 
Sturtevant's place and Bagnell entered the game in 
place of Vail. There followed an exchange of 
punts which left the ball in Bowdoin's hands^ on her 
45-yard line. A fine forward pass from Wilson to 
E. Smith made 25 yards and Kern plunged thru 
right tackle for five more. Smith then tried a long 
place kick but was unsuccessful. 

Ervin kicked to the center of the field and from 
there, E. Smith circled around right end for 20 
yards. F. Smith then succeeded in kicking another 
field goal but owing to three Colby men being off- 
side, this was not allowed. He failed in a second 
attempt. Welch punted and the quarter was over. 

Colby started the third period with Sturtevant 
back at quarter, and for Bowdoin, Devine was at 
left end. During the first few minutes of play, 
Colby showed renewed life, but even this had little 
effect on the Bowdoin gains. Once Colby reached 
Bowdoin's ii-yard line, but by capturing a forward 
pass, Bowdoin gained possession of the ball. Hast- 
ings then punted to his 30-yard line where Devine 
recovered the ball. Weatherill then pulled off one 
of the prettiest end runs of the game and this netted 
25 yards. Two penalties and a punt by Sturtevant 
brought the play back to the Bowdoin 2S-yard line. 
From there Frank Smith went around left end for 
20 yards, and thru left tackle for two more, and 
Hastings punted to Colby's 3-yard line. Colby 
punted out of danger. At this point, Wilson who 
had been injured several times before this, was 
obliged to leave the game and Sullivan went in in 
his place. In the next play, in which Weatherill 
made 2 vards thru right guard, Clifford was injured 
and obliged to leave the field. After a few plays 
in which the ball see-sawed back and forth in the 
center of the field the period closed with the ball 
in Bowdoin's possession on her own so-yard line. 

In the beginning of the fourth period, Clifford 
went back into the game. After the first two plays, 
the greatest of the several unfortunate incidents took 
place when Capt. Smith injured his arms. He 
pluckily stayed in the game for one play but then 
the pain became so great that he was forced to leave 
and Purington took his place. Purington played a 
fine game, but the team was perceptibly weakened 



by the loss of the captain. Colby, moreover seemed 
to realize that she must score now or never, and by 
many rushes succeeded in putting the ball over for 
a touchdown. Sturtevant, however, failed to kick 
the goal and Colby's chance for tying the score was 
gone because during the remaining tew minutes of 
play the ball stayed in the center of the field. Dur- 
ing this part of the period, Bowdoin's features were 
Purington's gains thru center, an eight-yard run 
around right end by Weatherill, and a long punt by 
Hastings which brought the ball to Colby's 6-yard 
line. The quarter closed with the ball in Bowdoin's 
possession on the Colby 2-yard line where it had 
been recovered after a long punt by Hastings. 
The summary 

Bowdoin. Colby. 

E. Smith, Devine, l.e r.e., Ervin 

Wood, l.t r.t.. Beach 

Hastings, l.g r.g., Rogers (Capt.) 

E. Kern, c c, Hamilton 

Burns, r.g.... l.g., C. Soule 

Chfford. Hinch, r.t l.t., Keppel 

Hurley, r.e I.e., IMikelsky 

Wilson, Sullivan, q.b q.b., Sturtevant, Welch 

F. Smith (Capt.), Purington, l.h.b r.h.b., Good 

Weatherill, r.h.b ...l.h.b. Vail, Bagnell, Joy 

G. Kern, f.b f.b., E. Soule, DeWitt 

Score : Bowdoin, 6 ; Colby, 5. Touchdown — 

Good. Goals from field — F. Smith 2. Umpire — 
Dadmum of W. P. I. Referee — Noble of Amherst. 
Field judge — Macreadie of Portland. Head lines- 
man — H. Jones of Haverford. Ten-yard linesmen — 
Perkins and Kinsman. Twenty-yard linesmen — 
O'Connell and Rogers. Timers— Col. Wing of 
Bowdoin and Brooks of Colby. Time of periods — 
IS minutes. 



CORRECTIONS IN SERIES OF BOWDOIN=COLBY 
FOOTBALL QAMES 

Upon revision, it has been found that the scores 
of the Bowdoin-Colby football games, published in 
the last issue of the Orient, was not complete, and 
in two instances, incorrect. The Orient wishes to 
rectify these mistakes. 

Tlie scores of the games played in 1892 and 1893, 
which were unpublished were as follows: 

1892 — Bowdoin, 56 ; Colbv, o. 

Bowdoin, 24; Colby, 4. 
1693 — Bowdoin, 42; Colby, 4. 

Bowdoin, 40 ; Colby, o. 

In 1897 Colby defeated Bowdoin, 16-4, and again 
in 1899 6-0, instead of vice versa. 

Up to date Bowdoin has won 16 games, lost 6 
and tied 3. scoring 419 points to Colby's 98. 



CELEBRATION SATURDAY NIGHT 



^ 



The celebration held for the victory, Saturday 
evening, well became the occasion. The fellows 
marched from the campus over to Federal Street, 
down Federal and across to Maine Street where 
they were honored by bonfires which lined the high- 
way. Along the route, attempts were made to ob- 



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tain speeches from the professors. Only at Prof. 
Files' house, did they succeed. The Professor 
favored the boys in his usual pleasing manner. 
After leaving his house, the fellows returned to the 
campus, where a few closing cheers vi^ere given. 
Many thanks are due the band for its good work. 



NO CROSS=COUNTRY RACE THIS YEAR 

It is with great regret that the track man- 
agement is forced to announce that there will 
be no cross country race this year. Manager 
McCormick has been constantly endeavoring 
to arrange a race but with no success. Tufts 
was unable to offer any date; Amherst does 
not support this branch of track work, and 
Wesleyan cannot run on account of the train- 
ing interfering with her relay schedule. 

After trying in vain to seciu"e a race with 
some college outside the state, Manager Mc- 
Cormick arranged a game with the University 
of Maine in opposition to the sentiment of the 
student body and some of the athletic council. 
His arrangements were made without the con- 
sent of the faculty committee on athletics and 
when the matter came up for their considera- 
tion they voted not to approve it. 

It is unfortunate, but the faculty, student 
body, and alumni all wish to extend to Capt. 
Emery and his conscientious band of candi- 
dates an expression of their appreciation of 
the loyalty shown by the men in training 
faithfully for nearly six weeks and then being 
forced to stop without a chance to win their 
letter. 



BOWDOIN FACULTY AT TEACHERS' CONVENTION 

The following members of the faculty took 
part in the Annual Meeting of the Maine 
Teachers' Association at Bangor last week: 

In the Department of Science and Mathe- 
matics Mr. Stone had a paper on "Recent De- 
velopments in Astronomy." 

To Prof. Woodruff was assigned in the 
Department of Classics the "Metrical Reading 
of Selections from the Greek Poets." 

Prof. Mitchell was President of the 
Department of English, and in the meeting of 
this department Prof. Davis read a paper on 
"Vocal, Training in the Secondary Schools." 

In the Department of Modern Languages 
Prof. Files discussed "Pronunciation as a 
Part of the Requirement in Modern Lan- 
guages for Admission to College." 



Y. M. C. A. SPEAKER LAST NIGHT 

Before a good-sized business audience last night, 
Dr. Raymond Calkins of Portland, delivered a very 
interesting talk on the subject, "Religion on Busi- 
ness Principles." Dr. Calkins treated the subject in 
the following manner : 

DR. CALIvINS' SPEECH 

We hear much about business on religious prin- 
ciples. We might well think also about religion on 
business principles. Think of some of the principles 
which every one recognizes in his business life, and 
see how necessary they are also in one's religious 
life, if one is to make a success of it. 

One of them is trying. Nobody can make a suc- 
cess of either religion or business without effort. 
No one doubts that in business. But all too often 
a man thinks that his religion will take care of itself. 
But that is a mistake. One's religious life does not 
grow of itself any more than one's mental life or 
one's physical life. It needs exercise. 

What are some of the ways by which a business 
man makes a success of his business? One is by 
looking for new ideas, and by making the most of 
his opportunities. If half of the attention and inter- 
est were shown in looking for religion as for busi- 
ness opportunities, many men would make a great 
success of their religion. A business man masters 
the literature of his trade, and a man must master 
the language and literature of his faith, if it is to 
be at all real to him. Every business man makes 
a great point of being acquainted with those who 
stand well in his line of business ; and all who wish 
to make a success of their religious life will cultivate 
the companionship of these characters, who, by the 
inspirations of their lives, beg us to live the life of 
the spirit. 

Above all, to make a success in business, one 
must be able to act on faithto have vision, imagina- 
tion, faith to believe that gerat things can be done, 
and by one's sheer faith Cause them to come to pass. 
Similarly, in one's religious life it is faith that gives 
substance and reality to things not seen and proves 
them to be true. 



Y. M. C. A. 

Mr. Mercer, the son of the late Colonel Mercer 
of Savannah, is our college Preacher on Sunday, 
Nov. 13. He will speak first at the Y. M. C. A. 
meeting on Thursday, the tenth. The following ex- 
tract is from the Cornell Daily Sun : 

"After an absence of two years, there came to 
Cornell j'esterday, Mercer, a man with a rnessage. 
When one meets Mercer, dne does not forget him. 
He is one of the men who gives to all. If you talk 
with him, be it ever so short a time, you will take 
something away with you, and something that is 
worth thinking about. 

Fifteen years ago, Mercer was a drunkard on the 
Bowery. His life typified everything that a strong 
man withstands. He was down and out. 

The story of how he came back, how he squared 
himself to the world and began to play the game 
with new rules, Mercer alone can tell. And if you 
Continued on page 132, column 2. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, igi2 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, igii Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 
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•w. a. mccormick. 1912 v. r. leavitt. 1913 
w. r. spinney. 1912 d. h. mcmurtrie. 1913 

h. p. vannah, 1912 f. d. wish. 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, igii 
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Vol. XL 



NOVEMBER 4, 1910 



No. 16 



A noteworthy feature of 
Good Sportsmanship ^j^^ Bowdoin-Colby game 

was the lack of any hard feehng between the 
followers of the two teams at the close of the 
game. The Colby rooters cheered their men to 
a finish and then started to march around the 
field. At the request of the Bowdoin cheer 
leaders they abandoned this plan and, falling 
in line behind the ranks of the Bowdoin men, 
marched to the station. 

This is a pleasing contrast with some in- 
stances in the past where the followers of two 
teams have fallen into wrangles and disputes 
which in some cases have resulted in black 
eyes, etc. No representative group of col- 
lege men should ever allow themselves to be- 
come arrogant in victory or unsportsmanlike 
in defeat. It hurts the promotion of friendly 
intercollegiate relations, and takes the sport 
from all athletic contests. 



''The best mass-meeting 
Last Mass-Meeting since I've been in college," 
was the general comment 
heard at the close of the "cheer fest" held in 
Alemorial Hall last Friday evening. The 
band was there with a lot of new pieces and 
nearly every man in the student body was 
present to cheer and listen to the speakers who 
surely gave some timely and spirited addresses. 
Those who spoke were : Prof. Hutchins, Prof. 
Nixon, Prof. Mcllwain, Dr. Whittier, Coach 
Bergen, and Capt. Frank Smith. Space does 
not permit the publication of what they said 
but each one had some good jokes, some 
anecdote or some bit of college history 
specially pertinent to he occasion. It was a 
meeting that couldn't help inspiring spirit and 
confidence in both the team and the student 
body. 



Y. M. C. A. 

Continued from page 131. 

hear him, you will understand the power of the man; 
\'0u will understand why he is making his life work 
for the betterment of moral conditions in American 
colleges ; you will see he is a man who knows 
whereof he speaks. 

In college Mercer was a prominent student. He 
was captain of the varsity baseball team. He was a 
glee club man and a member of the most exclusive 
clubs. And it was in college that he contracted the 
habits that carried him to the lowest that life of the 
slum holds. It is against these practices and habits 
that Mercer protests. 

Mercer's religion is a religion of red blood. He 
is not an evangelist. He is not a fanatic. Neither 
does he represent the type of religion whose devotees 
consider their work well done when they have 
droned out a few hymns and prayed and in the titne- 
worn phrases of the middle ages. His is a religion 
of service. Its work within the walls of the church 
is but its beginning. 

"If Christ were in college to-day" says Mercer, 
"He would be captain of the football team. He 
would be a prominent student." Much has been said 
and written on the humility and gentleness of Christ, 
but Mercer's text is His manliness and strength. 

The average college man is prone to leave his 
religious training on the hall table when he starts 
for college. Dogma and ritual bore him. If he does 
not lose all interest in higher thin"- he looks for a 
church whose teachings can be more easily applied 
to his every day life and probelms. Pure ethics as- 
sumes a hieher and a higher importance in his life. 
He feels that the church which refuses to face the 
great social movements and problems of the world is 
not the church for him. And as a result, the 
church of to-dav is losing its hold on the ypung men 
of the nation. The calibre of the men entering the 
Christian ministry is lowering. What of the future? 

The mission of Mercer is to preach the simple 
religion of to-day. a religion of blood and sinew, in- 
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the college man and the college man owes it to him- 
self and to future generations to heed." 

Andrew D. White, Former Ambassasdor to Ger- 
many and Russia, and former President of Cornell 
University, says : "This young man seems to me to 
have a distinct message of great value." The Pres- 
ident of the Class of igio, Cornell, says that there 
was something vital, something real about Mercer's 
talk. Certainly there is no need to say, "Hear this 
man." 

Thursday evening after the Y. M. C. A. meeting 
the Cabinet. Freshman Religious Committee and 
Mercer Committees will hold a cabinet meeting and 
reception to M. Mercer and Mr. Parson at the Beta 
Theta Pi House. While here Mr. Mercer will ad- 
dress meetings in each of the fraternity houses and 
a non-frat. meeting. The committee to arrange Mr. 
Mercer's programme is as folows : H. L. Wiggin, G. 
F. Cressey, E. E. Kern, H. M. Berry, S. W. Hughes, 
E. O. Leigh, A. H. Cole, J. L. Hurley, H. L. Rob- 
inson 

Mr. Parson who accompanies Mr. Mercer 
through Maine is a graduate of Harvard. '03, was a 
popular leader at the Northfield Student Conference, 
and visited the Maine colleges in 1905 in the capacity 
of Secretary of the International Y. M. C. A. Com- 
mittee. 



NEW BOOK BY PROF. McILWAIN 

Mr. Charles Howard Mcllwain, Professor 
of History and Political Science, has written 
-a book which came out during the week. Its 
title is, "The High Court of Parhament and 
Its Supremacy." An historical essay on the 
Boundaries between Legislation and Adjudi- 
cation in Englatid. 

The subject is one of great permanent and 
present vital interest and it should prove both 
suggestive and valuable reading to students of 
constitutional history and to those interested 
in the origin of the forms of government 
which have so largely influenced us in the de- 
velopment of our existing system. The 
Nation says that sufficient endorsement of its 
scholarly character lies in the fact that the 
Oxford University Press publishes it in Eng- 
land in addition to the Yale University Press 
in America. 



ANNIE TALBOT COLE LECTURES 

Rev. Samuel V. Cole Will Be Speaker 

The Annie Talbot Cole Lectureship has 
been conferred this year upon Rev. Samuel 
Valentine Cole, D.D., Principal of Wheaton 
Seminary and one of the trustees of the col- 
lege. Dr. Cole has chosen as the general sub- 
ject of this year's series, Personality and 
Power. The dates are Dec. 6, 13 and 20. 



PROF. CRAM APPOINTED TO STATE BOARD 
OF HEALTH 

Governor Fernald has appointed Dr. Mar- 
shall P. Cram, head of the chemistry depart- 
ment of Bowdoin College, to the State Board 
of Health to succeed Dr. Oakes of Auburn. 



DELTA UPSILON DANCE 

An informal dance will be given by the Bowdoin 
Chapter of Delta Upsilon at their fraternity house 
on Maine Street, to-night. The following commit- 
tee is in charge: Seward J. Marsh, '12; Lester B. 
Shackford, '13; Henry A. Nichols, '14. The 
patronesses are : Mrs. W. A. Hill, Mrs. Wm. H. 
Davis, Mrs. F. W. Brown. 

The following will be present : Miss Ethel L. 
Withee, Farmington, Me. ; Miss Christine Mowry, 
Lubec; Miss Helen M. Stackpole, Biddeford; Miss 
Virginia Dunn, Auburn ; Miss Eleanor Given, 
Brunswick ; Miss Mattie A. Swift, Wayne ; Misses 
Ohve Eastman, Agnes Green, Portland ; Misses 
Sarah Allen, Olive Paine, Helen Haines, Elizabeth 
Jones, Hallowell ; Misses Gladys Berry, Doris Berry, 
Marion Soule, Gardiner; Misses May Walker, Mad- 
eline Bird, Lena Lawrence, Rockland; Misses Alice 
Tuck and Laura Tuck, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

Stetson's Orchestra will furnish music. To-mor- 
row afternoon the guests will attend the Bates game. 



COLLEGE CHOIR 

Six new men have been added to the college 
choir from the Class of 1914, making the roll now 
read 

191 1— S. H. Hussey, C. E. Kellogg, L. P. Park- 
man. 

1912 — H. C. Chapman, K. Churchill, R. D. Cole, 
R. P. King, J. H. Newell, L. Pratt. 

1913 — L. W. Smith. 

1914— W. H. Cunliffe, G. F Eaton, L. B. Fowler, 
W. E. Mason, Jr., R. A. Monroe, E. F Wilson 

The college double quartet is made up of the fol- 
lowing men 

Tibbetts, '12; Johnson (Medic), '11; Newell, '12; 
Davis, '12; Parkman, '11; Smith, '13; Eaton, '14. 



NEW ADDITIONS TO LIBRARY COLLECTION 

Gorham Rogers, Jr., has recently presented Hub- 
bard Library with five excellent books, written on 
various subjects. 

One of these books, entitled "The Oberland and 
Its Glaciers," by H. B. George, contains an interest- 
ing narration of travels in the Alps. The volume is 
plentifully and elaborately illustrated and offers 
much instructive matter to the reader. There is a 
full description of glaciers and an explanation of 
their functions. The author closes by treating of 
the nleasures and dangers experienced b" the trav- 
eller visiting the glacial region of the Alps. 

Another beautiful book is "The Lord's Supper" 
by John Niessen. The book contains copies of 
Leonardo da Vinci's original crayon drawings of 



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"The Lord's Supper" and the "Twelve Disciples," 
which are now in the possession of her Royal High- 
ness Grand Duchess of Saxe Weimar. The intro- 
duction explains the details and characters centered 
about the table in the nicture. and also gives a his- 
tory of this work of Master Leonardo da Vinci and 
a record of the imitations which have been made 
from the original. In the painting of "The Lord's 
Supper," Leonardo da Vinci "accomplished the ut- 
most that art, in regard to the most life-like effect, 
harmony of color, perfect characteristic, and relig- 
ious inspiration can possibly attain to." 

A very interesting volume on botany is found in 
"A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants," by 
James Bateman, Esq. The book has clear and 
beautiful illustrations. It is an exceptionally good 
treatise on that class of plants of which the genus 
Orchis is the type. 

"Les Galeries Publiques de I'Europe," by Mon- 
sieur J. G. D. Armengand, contains a description of 
Italian and Roman art. The pictures in this book 
are elegant. They are illustrative of such buildings 
as the ancient temples and more recent Italian 
architecture and sculpture. 

The last book of the donation contains matter 
written in parallel translation of both Italian 
and French. The title is "Fac simile delle minia- 
ture centenute nel Breviario Grimani conservatanella 
bibliateca di S. Marco," or "Fac simile des minia- 
tures centenues daus le Breviaire Grimani conserve 
a la bibloteque de St. Marco." It is a breviary from 
the library of Saint Mark, of interest to those desir- 
ous of religious subjects. 



CALENDAR 

Fmday, November 4 

7.00 Mass-meeting in Memorial Hall. 
8.00 Informal dance at the Delta Upsilon House. 
8.00 Informal dance at the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
House. 

Saturday, November s 

2.30 Bates vs. Bowdoin. on Whittier Field. 
Colby vs. U. of Maine at Waterville. 

Sunday, November 6 

10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 
Violin Solo by Kellogg, '11. 

Thursday, November id 

7.00 Meeting in Y. M. 'C. A. room, Edward C. 
Mercer, New York, Special Secretary In- 
ternational Committe Student Y. M. C. 
A., will speak. 

Friday, November i i 
7.00 Mass-meeting in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, November 12 

e.oo Team leaves for Orono. 

.'.30 Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 



doUeoe flotes 

President Hyde gave an hour exam, in Philos- 
ophy last Wednesday. 

Joe Drummond, captain of the '06 team, was on 
the field, Tuesday, assisting in the coaching. 

Frank Smith has been sent to Boston for a treat- 
ment of his injuries received in the Colby game. 

W. C. Allen, President of the Y. M. C. A., 
attended the Toronto National Y. M. C. A. Con- 
vention. 

President Hyde and Professor Ham attended the 
Association of New England Colleges at Amherst, 
November i. 

Dean Sills was elected President of the Depart- 
ment of Classics at the Maine Teachers' Association 
Convention, held at Bangor, Friday, 

J. G. Bowman of New York, Secretary of the 
Carnegie Foundation, visited college Monday and 
spoke at chapel. He met the faculty in Massachu- 
setts Hall, Monday afternoon. 

At the Rhodes Scholarship examinations held 
recently six of the eight men competing were from 
Bowdoin. F. P. and C. R. Clason of the Class of 
191 1, Bates College, were the other two candidates. 

On account of his position on the football squad, 
cheer-leader Wiggin is not able to perform his 
duties. He has appointed Brummett, H., '11, leader 
pro tcm. with McFarland, '11, as assistant. 

Last Friday and Saturday Dr. Cram attended the 
convention at Bangor and also visited the Chemical 
Department of the University of Maine. Wednesday 
last, he attended the meeting of the State Board of 
Health at Augusta. 

Among the alumni present for the Colby game 
were: J. S. Simmons, '09; H. E. Rowell, '10; T. C. 
Wyman, ex' 12; C. W. Walker, ex-'io; H. L. Bagley, 
'94 ; C. L. Scamman, '09 ; and S. C. W. Simpson, '03. 
Other visitors were C. P. Lorensen, Lynn, Mass. ; 
P. A. Warren, Dover, Me, ; and Harold Page, Dam- 
ariscotta, Me. 

At a meeting of the Freshmen, Wednesday, 
Arthur S. Merrill was elected captain and Elroy La 
Casce, manager of the class football team. A nom- 
inating committee composed of two members from 
each fraternity delegation and two from the non- 
fraternity men will be held Monday to draw up a 
list of nominees for the election of class officers 
which will occur next Wednesday. 



CONDITION OF THE INJURED MEN 

At the time of writing (Wednesday), the pros- 
pects are pretty promising for the men who were 
injured in the Colby game. Frank Smith went to a 
specialist the first of the week who, altho he pre- 
dicted all kinds of trouble on the start, finally decided 
that the trouble' was a bruised nerve and Frank 
would be all right in a few days and probably could 
play in the Bates game. Hurley's ankle is in pretty 
bad shape, but altho he will probably be unable to 
play Saturday, he will probably figure in the other 
two games on the schedule. Wilson has a bruised 
muscle but will probably play to-morrow, Clifford 
is in first-class shape. 



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LINCOLN COUNTY CLUB 

The first meeting of the Lincoln County 
Qub for this year was held in 29 North 
Maine, Oct. 19. The following constitute the 
membership: S. B. Genthner, '11; F. H. 
Burns, '11; J. C. Oram, '11; H. P. Vannah, 
E. W. Kent, H. E. Bryant, L. Dodge, J. H. 
Mosely, E. A. Jenkins, '12; R. W. Belknap, 
R. B. Kennedy, '13; J. P. Wright, '14. The 
business of the evening consisted of the elec- 
tion of officers, who are S. B. Genthner, '11, 
President; H. P. Vannah, '12, Vice-Presi- 
dent; and E. W. Kent, '12, Secretary and 
Treasurer. The Club will meet again soon 
and arrange the winter routine. An active 
year in regard to business and social affairs is 
expected. 



ECONOMIC PRIZES 

In order to arouse an interest in the study 
of topics relating to commerce and industry, 
and to stimulate those who have a college 
training to consider the problems of a busi- 
ness career, a committee composed of Prof. J. 
Laurence Laughlin, University of Chicago, 
chairman ; Prof. J. B. Clark, Columbia Uni- 
versity ; Prof. Henry C. Adams, University of 
Michigan; Horace White, Esq., New York 
City, and Prof. Edwin F. Gay, Harvard Uni- 
versity, has been enabled, through the gener- 
osity of Messrs. Hart, Schaffner & Marx, of 
Chicago, to offer in 191 1 four prizes for the 
best studies in the economic field. 

In addition to the subjects below, a list of 
available subjects proposed in past years can 
be had on application. Attention is expressly 
called to the rule that a competitor is not con- 
fined to topics proposed in the announcements 
of this committee ; but any other subject 
chosen must first be approved by it. 

1. The history of the rate of interest in 
the United States. 

2. The value of protectionism to Amer- 
can workingmen. 

3. The reasons for or against building a 
deep waterway from the Lakes to the Gulf. 

4. German experience in taxing the un- 
earned increments from land. 

5. The valuation of railways. 

6. An examination of government wages 
statistics. 

7. The effects of modern immigration in 
the United States. 

8. The value of organized speculation. 



Class B includes only those who are under- 
graduates of any American college, at the 
time the papers are sent in. Class A includes 
any other Americans without restriction; the 
possession of a degree is not required of a 
contestant in this class nor is any limit set. 

A first prize of One Thousand Dollars, 
and a second prize of Five Hundred Dollars 
are oft'ered to contestants in Class A. A First 
Prize of Three Hundred Dollars and a second 
prize of Two Hundred Dollars are offered to 
contestants in Class B. The committee re- 
serves to itself the right to award the two 
prizes of $1,000 and $500 of Class A to under- 
graduates in Class B, if the merits of the 
papers demand it. 

Competitors are advised that the studies 
should be thoro, expressed in good Eng- 
lish, and altho not limited as to length, 
they should not be needlessly expanded. They 
should be inscribed with an assumed name, the 
class in which they are presented, and accom- 
panied by a sealed envelope giving the real 
name and address of the competitor. If the 
competitor is in Class B, the sealed envelope 
should contain the name of the institution in 
which he is studying. The papers should be 
sent on or before June i, 191 1, to J. Lawrence 
Laughlin, Esq., The University of Chicago, 
Chicago, Illinois. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

"Texas" Ramsdell, the Pennsylvania star, 
has just been released from the hospital and is 
expected to take up his old position as half- 
back on the Pennsylvania eleven. 

Harvard has a large cross country squad 
out. 

Several members of the M. I. T. Faculty 
have taken a stand against the customary 
Freshman-Sophomore "roughhouse" follow- 
ing the Freshman dinner. 

Mr. Clayton S. Cooper, who gave an ad- 
dress before the Christian Association here 
recently, spoke at Colby last Friday on the 
topic "Bible Study." 

Harvard University has devised a new 
degree, that of "Associate in Arts," which will 
be given to students who complete the courses 
in the new department of university extension. 

If any student at Indiana declares himself 
eligible for intercollegiate athletics, knowing 
himself to be ineligible, he is dropped from the 
rolls of the University. 



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Hlumni department 



'79. — Rev. George W. Johnson, a retired 
Congregational minister, was found dead at 
his home in Topsham on Oct. 24. He had 
hved alone for several years and was known 
to have been in feeble health for some time. 

Mr. Johnson was born in Bluehill, Me., 
Feb. 6, 1849. He was graduated from Ban- 
gor Theological Seminary in 1885. He is 
survived by a son, Henry, and a daughter, 
Mrs. Mabel Strout, of Biddeford. 

99. — J. Dawson Sinkinson has left Wood- 
bury, N. J., to go to Chicago, 111., where he 
has an excellent position with the National 
Lead Company, as inspector of its different 
factories. His family will join him soon. 

'02. — Edward F. Anthoine was married, 
Wednesday, Sept. 28, to Miss Sarah Blair 
Pinkham, of Portland, Me. The ceremony 
was performed by Rev. Jesse Hill, at the home 
of the bride's parents. 

'05. — On August 9 at Monrovia, Califor- 
nia, occurred the death of Walter S. Cushing. 
The funeral, which was held at Skowhegan, 
Me., August 1 8th, was attended by representa- 
tives of the class and of the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon fraternity. Mr. Cushing was one of 
the first men from the college to enter the em- 
ploy of the International Banking Corpora- 
tion. He was located successively in New 
York, London, Yokohama, and Hong Kong. 
About a year and a half ago he was compelled 
by ill health to return to this country and 
since that time he has combated tuberculosis 
in various health resorts of California. The 
International Banking Corporation generously 
gave him every resource which medical science 
recommends: a splendid tribute to the effi- 
ciency and faithfulness of his service. One 
of his nurses writes that courage is a mild 
word for the spirit which he preserved 
through his arduous illness ; no patient of hers 
had ever shown such fortitude. 

In college Mr. Cushng was correspondent 
for several State papers and business man- 
ager of the Orient. The change in the print- 
ing and cover-design of the Orient was made 
by him. His untimely death brings sadness 
to a large circle of the younger alumni, and 
the friends who knew him best will never 
forget his courageous spirit or his friendly 
presence. 



"05. — Paul Laidley of St. Louis, Mo., was 
married on Oct. 13, to Miss M. Alice Knight 
of Brunswick at Topeka, Kan. ' 

'07. — Robert A. Cony, Jr., private secre- 
tary to Congressman Burleigh, has left Au- 
gusta for Washington, D. C, where he will 
resume his studies at Georgetown University 
Law School, this being his last year at that 
institution. Mr. Cony has been elected an 
editor of the Law School Alumni, being one 
of ten selected from a student body of over 
700 men. 

'07. — H. E. Mitchell, Manager of the 
Maine Map and Register Co., has opened an 
office in Odd Fellows Block, Brunswick, for 
a general Directory and Map publishing busi- 
ness. Their plant is thoroughly equipped to 
do book and job printing in connection with 
their directory and map work. 

'07. — Willis E. Roberts, the son of Judge 
Frank E. Roberts, who last June completed 
his course at the University of Maine Law 
School, has opened an office in town. Mr. 
Roberts graduated from the Brunswick High 
School in 1903 and from Bowdoin in 
1907. After reading law for a year in the 
office of Wheeler & Howe he entered the Uni- 
versity of Maine for a two years' course and 
in August successfully passed the bar exami- 
nations. 

Ex-'o7. — Harold S. Hichborn has, with 
Frank B. Tupper, opened an office in the First 
National Bank Building at Augusta for the 
sale of high grade Investment Bonds. They 
represent Messrs. P. W. Brooks & Co. of New 
York and Boston. 

'07. — A. Blaine Roberts, instructor in 
English in the University of Utah, is prepar- 
ing a book in collaboration with Professor 
Foster on the subject, "Debating." The book 
is intended for high school use and seems 
likely to be welcomed widely on account of the 
rapidly growing interest in debating among 
the preparatory schools. The Educational 
Reviezv says : "Those who are acquainted with 
Professor Foster's college text on Argumenta- 
tion are expecting a sound, thorough and 
practical new book." 

'10. — Merrill C. Hill is taking graduate 
work at the LTniversity of Goettingen, Ger- 
many. Ira B. Robinson is attending the Uni- 
versity of Jena. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER ii, 1910 



VOL. XL 



NO. 17 



BOWDOIN -U. OF M. SERIES 



1893 — Bowdoin 12 
1896 — Bowdoin 12 
1898 — Bowdoin 29 
1899 — Bowdoin 14 
1900— Bowdoin 38 
1901 — Maine 22 
1902 — Maine 10 
1903 — Maine 16 
1904 — Bowdoin 22 
190S — Maine 18 
1906 — Bowdoin 6 
1907 — Bowdoin 34 
1908 — Bowdoin 10 
1909 — Bowdoin 22 



Maine 10 
Maine 6 
Maine 
Maine 
Maine 
Bowdoin 5 
Bowdoin o 
Bowdoin 
Maine 5 
Bowdoin o 
Maine o 
Maine 5 
Maine o 
Maine o 



The above list shows the standing of Bow- 
doin and Maine with respect to football games 
won and lost. Since 1893 the teams have 
played fourteen games and of this number 
Bowdoin has won ten and lost four, scoring 
204 points to Maine's 92. Maine has never 
won from Bowdoin on the field at Orono. 
Maine has shown that she can "come back" 
by defeating Colby 6-0 at Waterville last Sat- 
urday after being decisively beaten, lo-o, by 
Bates on the Saturday previous. 

Bowdoin has proved that she can "come 
back," both in the Amherst game when they 
held Amherst on Bowdoin's 7 yd. line, and in 
the Bates game last Saturday when the boys 
evened up the score in the last period. 

Now the proposition is what will be the 
outcome zvhen Boivdoin and Maine "come to- 
gether." 

Every man on the team and every man in 
the student body realizes that the State cham- 
pionship hinges on to-morrow's game. We 
must win it! 

Capt. Smith and his men will do their part. 
Now it's up to the rest of us to beg or borrow 
enough cash to go to Orono and help out. 

Don't forget t>o support the band. 

Round trip ticket only $2.00. 



BOWDOIN 6, BATES 6 

In what was undoubtedly the hardest 
fought battle of the season. Bates and Bow- 
doin played a tie game on Whittier Field last 
Saturday afternoon with a final score of 6-6. 
The game was played under the worst possi- 
ble conditions, as there was during the whole 
time a continual downpour, and the field was 
soft as a result of about twelve hours of 
rainfall. 

Bowdoin showed more spirit in this game 
than she showed even the week before against 
Colby. During the first period, seven second 
string men were in the game and even at this 
time the defensive work was remarkable. 
After the regular men had gone in, at the be- 
ginning of the second period, Bowdoin played 
much better ball than Bates and it was only 
two or three costly fumbles that kept the 
White from scoring sooner and oftener than 
she did. In addition to a general improve- 
ment in team work, several of the players 
individually showed more brilliancy than they 
had formerly exhibited. 

The most noticeable of the Bowdoin play- 
ers were Frank Smith, G. Kern, Wilson, 
Devine and Hastings. For Bates, Dennis, 
Danahy, and Thompson did the most bril- 
liant work. 

There were in the game several particu- 
larly brilliant plays which were the more 
noticeable because of the difficulties under 
which they were pulled off. The most spec- 
tacular of these was the forward pass which 
tied the game, altho the other successful for- 
ward passes which Bowdoin executed were 
the cause of much enthusiasm. G. Kern also 
made two long end runs which contributed 
greatly to the total distance gained by the 
White, and his gains through the line were 
the subject of much favorable comment. 
Devine also showed great speed in running 
down punts. 

Some idea of the superb game Bowdoin 
played can be gained from the fact that altho 
she was outweighed by Bates, she kept the 
ball in the Bates territory most of the time, 
gaining over five times as much ground as 



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the opponents, and Bates was rarely able to 
make the required distance. 

Throughout the entire game, both the 
first and second team players showed a gritty, 
earnest, determined spirit which deserved to 
be rewarded by more than a tie score, and 
probably would have, had conditions been dif- 
ferent. 

The game in detail was as follows : 

At the beginning of the first quarter, the 
Bovvdoin team went upon the field with Dan- 
iels, Hinch, Douglass, Houston, Devine, Sul- 
livan, Purington and Winslow in the places 
of E. Smith, Wood, E. Kern, Burns, Hurley, 
Wilson, Purington, and G. Kern. This team 
did line work on the defense altho it was una- 
ble to score. Hastings kicked to Bates who 
defended the east goal. Danahy carried the 
ball to his own 30-yard line. In the first rush. 
Bates tried to gain through Clififord but was 
put back for a loss. After another unsuc- 
cessful rush, Lovely punted. Owing to a 
Bowdoin penalty for blocking, Bates obtained 
possession of the ball but again was unable to 
make the distance and Lovely punted to 
Winslow who brought the ball to the Bowdoin 
24-yard line before he was downed. Weather- 
ill made one yard around right end and Hast- 
ings kicked to Conklin who was brought to 
the ground by Devine. Again Bates could 
not make the distance and by a punt, Bow- 
doin received the ball on her own 40-yard 
line. Weatherill made one yard thru center, 
and Hastings punted to Bates' 50-yard line. 
Dennis tried to gain thru left guard but lost 
one yard and then Lovely made the kick that 
came near to being fatal to Bowdoin's hopes 
for the championship. That punt went sailing 
over the heads of the entire Bowdoin back- 
field and in the race after it which followed, 
Thompson was the winner and he carried the 
ball over the line for a touchdown. Conklin 
kicked the goal. 

Devine took the Bates kick-ofif to the Bow- 
doin 14-yard-line. Llastings punted to his 
own 36-yard line. After Bates had gained 
five yards in two rushes, Conklin tried a place 
kick, but it was unsuccessful. From the 
20-yard line, Hastings kicked out twenty- 
seven yards. Dennis was thrown back for a 
four-yard loss, Lovely made three, and then 
punted to Winslow who came back ten yards 
before he was downed. Winslow made two 
yards by a delayed pass, and Weatherill, two 
around right end. The quarter ended with 
the ball in Bowdoin's possesion on her own 



37-yai(l line, third down and with six 
to go. 

When the whistle blew to begin the second 
period, E. Kern, Frank Smith, E. Smith, Wil- 
son, and Wood were in their regular places. 
Hastings' punt was blocked but an attempt 
to make a gain was stopped by one of G. 
Kern's pretty tackles. After Bates had made 
four yards by two plays, Lovely tried a place 
kick from the 33-yard line but it was blocked 
by Hastings and rolled back to the 45-yard 
line where it was finally recovered by a Bates 
man. As the result of several punts, an on- 
side kick by Smith, and a penalty to Bates, 
Bowdoin finally gained the ball for first down 
on her own 37-yard line. From here, G. Kern 
made twenty yards around left end ; a penalty 
to Bates for being ofif-side gave Bowdoin five 
more ; Frank Smith made five around right 
end and then circled left for four more. Then 
in three rushes by G. Kern, Weatherill, and 
Wood, and a forward pass from Wilson to 
Devine placed the ball on the Bates 30-yard 
line. Then Frank Smith after making five 
yards thru left tackle, tried a place kick, but 
the ball was fumbled and recovered by a 
Bates man after rolling back a yard. Lovely's 
punt gave the ball to Bowdoin again on the 
Bates 48-yard line and a fumble forced Hast- 
ings to punt. Lovely punted back and an 
unsuccessful forward pass was tried which 
was recovered by G. Kern on the Bates 15- 
yard line. From here, Frank Smith tried to 
make a place kick but the ball did not go 
straight and at the end of this play, time was 
called. 

Third and Fourth Periods 

As a result of Frank Smith's kick-off the ball 
was placed in Bates' hands on her own 21-yard line. 
Lovely punted thirty yards to Wilson, Frank Smith 
made five yards thru center and on the kick Bates 
got the hall on their own 38-yard line. Here the 
Bowdoin line was like a stonewall and the ball went 
to Bowdoin on the 43-yard line. G. Kern went 
thru left guard for five yards and Frank Smith 
made two thru center. An on-side kick from 
Smith's boot was recovered by Remmert on the 
Bates 25-vard line. Dennis tried to go around right 
end but Devine stopped him. A penalty to Bowdoin 
gave Bates five yards but they could not make the 
remaining distance and Bowdoin got the ball on her 
own 46-yard line. Kern by three rushes thru center 
reeled off twelve yards, and Smith after trying to 
gnin unsuccessfully, tried another on-side kick 
uliicli again was received by Remmert, this time on 
I lie Bates 20-yard line. ."Xgain Bates was forced to 
1-ick and Bowdoin was given the ball on her own 
50-yard line. Frank Smith made five yards; Kern. 
one; and a fumble wlien Smith tried to make an 
on-side kick gave the ball to Bates. Lovely punted 
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139 



^ A MESSAGE FROM MERCER 

The Orient takes pleasure in welcoming 
Mr. C. E. Mercer to the Bowdoin campus. 
After his splendid reception at the other col- 
leges of the State it is hoped that Bowdoin 
men will respond with similar hospitality and 
interest. 




If you didn't hear him at the Y. M. C. A. 
meeting last evening — be sure you meet him 
while he is at your fraternity house or about 
the campus. He has a live message for you. 



'68 PRIZE SPEAKERS 

Announcement has been made of the Class 
of 1868 Prize Speakers as follows: Arthur 
Harrison Cole, Ernest Gibson Fifield, Law- 
rence McFarland, William Folsom Merrill, 
Earl Baldwin Smith, Joseph Curtis White. 
The contest will occur January 19 and a prize 
of $40.00 will be awarded to the best written 
and spoken oration of the six contestants. 



AMENDMENT TO THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL 
CONSTITUTION 

At a recent meeting of the Athletic Asso- 
ciation, Article IX, Section i, of the Consti- 
tution of the Athletic Council of Bowdoin 
College, which had read as follows : "The fol- 
lowing men shall be entitled to wear a football 
"B" upon recommendation of the Captain, 



Manager, and subject to the approval of the 
Athletic Council : Thosawho have played in the 
whole of two, or parts of three major games 
which may be designated by the Council" — 
was changed to read as follows : "The fol- 
lowing men shall be entitled to wear a football 
"B" upon recommendation of the Captain, 
Manager, and subject to the approval of the 
Athletic Council : Those who have played in 
the whole of four periods (not necessarily 
consecutive), plus parts of four other periods, 
of the four major games which may be desig- 
nated by the Council." 



MEETING OF COLLEGE LIBRARIANS 

Mr. Little will represent Bowdoin at the 
meeting of New England College Librarians 
to be held at Providence on the eleventh in- 
stant on the occasion of the dedication of the 
John Hay Memorial Library of BrownUniver- 
sity. At the dedication Senator Root of New 
York and President Angell of Brown Univer- 
sity will deliver addresses and an elaborate 
reception will follow in the evening. In the 
forenoon the college librarians will discuss 
such problems as the proper disposition of old 
reference books when new editions have been 
printed, courses of reading for members of 
the library staff, the valuation of college libra- 
ries, and the use of "reserved" books. 



Y. M. C. A. 

The week beginning Nov. 14 is to be set 
apart as a world-wide week of prayer and will 
be so observed here. Short meetings for 
prayer will be held at i.oo p.m. on Monday, 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 
Cards announcing the list of leaders for the 
meetings will be distributed as reminders. 
The list is as follows: 

Monday — Professor Chapman. 
Tuesday— W. C. Allen, '11. 
Wednesday — Mr. McConaughy. 
Thursday — President Hyde. 
Friday — Mr. Quint. 
Sunday — Pres. Fitch. 

It is barely possible that Dr. Grenfell may 
be present during the week and if so a meet- 
ing: will be arranged to suit his convenience. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911 Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, igii Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 
j. c. ■white. 1911 l. e. jones. 1913 

w. a. mccormick, 1912 v. r. leavitt. 1913 
w. r. spinney. 1912 d. h. mcmurtrie. 1913 

h. p. vannah. 1912 f. d. wish, 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, igii 
H. C. L. ASHEY, 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, 10 cents 



Entered at PostOiBce at Brunswick : 



nd-CIass Mail Matter 



Journal Printshop, Lewiston 



Vol. XL 



NOVEMBER I I, 1910 



„ . .. , "How dear to my heart 

Business Managers j^ ^j^^ ^^^,^ ^^ $ub$crip- 

S«"«s tion 

When the generou$ $ub$criber 

Pre$ent$ it to view. 

But the one who won't pay 

I refrain from de$scription 

For perhap$, gentle reader, 

That one may be you !" 
The above verse, chpped from an ex- 
change, seems to be particularly pertinent to 
the occasion for Manager Berry has in- 
formed the Orient that there are a whole lot 
of football subscriptions outstanding that are 
long overdue. 

Now we may not care particularly what 
the manager's personal opinion of us may be, 
but we should care whether we are support- 
ing the team that is at present represent- 
ing old Bowdoin on the football field in true 
Bowdoin fashion. 

Prof. Hutchins said in his speech on the 
eve of the Colby game that "the most despica- 



ble type of college man he knew was the one 
who voluntarily affixed his name to a subscrip- 
tion blank with no idea of paying." The 
Orient heartily agrees with him. 

When a man_will tell the manager that 
"he will pay if he wins his bet on the Maine 
game" he's stamping himself as a "cheap 
sport." 

It's up to some of us to take to ourselves a 
little of that responsibility mentioned by Pres- 
ident Hyde in his chapel talk last Sunday, and 
by co-cperating with the management thru 
our subscriptions assume a part in the "rc- 
spojisibility" of the football team. 



Better Fraternal 
Relations 



From time to time the 
Orient has commented on 
the quality of the relations 
existing amongst the fraternities. 

From the action taken by the Senior Class 
in their recent election it is evident that the 
tendency to "combine" is giving way to the 
practice of a square deal for every man. 

At the call of ex-President Robinson each 
delegation, including that of the non-frater- 
nity men, drew up a slate of officers without 
nominating any of its own men, and without 
consulting any other delegation. Then a com- 
mittee composed of two representatives from 
each delegation met and compared the slates 
as drawn up. The two men having the 
greatest number of votes for an office were 
nominated. 

However, this plan did not suit two dele- 
gations and in utmost fairness the six delega- 
tions which approved it, yielded to the minor- 
ity and after considerable debate the follow- 
ing plan was arranged. 

.A.11 nominations were made from the 
floor and nominations continued till it was the 
unanimous vote of the class that they be 
closed. 

Balloting then proceded. In case more 
than two candidates were nominated the three 
liaving the highest number of votes on the 
first ballot were balloted on till a majority 
was secured for one candidate. 

Of course it is impossible for everyone to 
be perfectly satisfied for there are not enough 
offices in the class to provide one for each 
man who merits one. Nevertheless, it was 
the concensus of opinion that the plan of 
elective pursued is as fair as can be arranged. 
The Orient heartily commends both the plan 
and the spirit of the class. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



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BOWDOIN 6, BATES 6 

ContiDued from page lya 

30 yards and Frank Smith carried the ball to the 
Bowdoin 41-yard line. Then G. Kern made two 
around right end and three more thru left guard, 
and as, on the next rush, Bowdoin was unable to 
gain, the ball went to Bates on their own 35-yard 
line as the whistle blew which ended the period. 

During the second and third periods, Bowdoin 
had been showing increasing strength and the 
fourth was the best the team played. Lovely punted 
thirty yards and Frank Smith carried the ball to the 
Bowdoin 49-yard line. From here Smith tried an 
on-side kick which was received by Bates on their 
43-yard lien. Unable to gain, Lovely was forced to 
punt and Smith got the ball. Then Bowdoin started 
down the field and did not stop until they had put 
the ball over for a touchdown. Frank Smith started 
the advance by circling right end for thirty-five 
yards. A forward pass from Wilson to E. Smith 
aided and Frank again went around the end. G. 
Kern made two yards altho he lost it on the next 
play. This placed the ball on the Bates 22-yard line. 

Then came the dramatic moment of the game. 
Frank Smith dropped back and Wilson began to 
prepare for a place kick. At first the Bowdoin sup- 
porters began to yell for a touchdown but as the 
preparations became nearly completed, a dead silence 
fell over the field. As soon as the signals were given, 
Eddie Kern made a pretty pass to Wilson. He, 
instead of placing it for a kick, shot a perfect for- 
ward pass to E. Smith, who carried the ball over 
for a touchdown. Frank Smith punted the ball out 
to Wilson directly in front of the posts and then 
prepared to kick the goal. Bates had not, even 
then, given up hope that their six points might be 
enough to win the game because they remembered 
Sturtevant's failure. However, they were disap- 
pointed because Smith put the ball over not two feet 
from the center of the cross-bar, and the game was 
tied. 

Bates' kick gave Bowdoin the ball on their own 
30-yard line, and for a moment it looked as though 
Bowdoin would score again, for G. Kern reeled off 
thirty-eight yards after getting through left tackle, 
and then made three more through the same place. 
At this point Frank Smith was injured and had to 
leave the game, much to Bowdoin's disappointment. 
Winslow who took his place, made two yards 
through left guard ; and Kern was unable to gain. 
On the punt Bates got the ball on their own 35-yard 
line and being unable to gain was forced to punt. 
This gave Bowdoin the ball on their own 35-yard 
line. From here G. Kern made thirteen yards 
through center on two plays ; Winslow made two, 
but was forced to give them up on the next play. 
The next pass was fumbled and Hastings kicked to 
the center where Hinch, by a great burst of speed 
recovered the ball. Winslow gained one yard through 
center and a forward pass was broken up by Dennis 
on his own 4-yard line. Dennis made a gain but was 
stopped by a fine tackle by Hastings. Lovely punted 
thirty yards to Kern who carried back to the Bow- 
doin 40-yard line. A forward pass from Wilson to 
Devine netted fifteen yards. On this play, Devine 
was blinded by the mud and Hurley entered the 
games. After a gain of one yard by Winslow, time 
was called with the ball in Bowdoin's possession on 
the Bates S4-yard line. 



The line-up : 
Bowdoin. Bates. 

Daniels, E. Smith, l.e r.e., Thompson 

Hinch, Wood, l.t.. r.t., Andrew 

Hastings, l.g r.g., Jecusco, Bolster 

Douglas, E. Kern, c c. Cole 

Houston, Burns, r.g l.g.. Shepard 

Clififord, r.t l.t.. Dyer 

Devine, Hurley, r.e I.e., Danahy 

Sullivan, Wilson, q.b q.b., Remmert 

Purington, F. Smith, Winslow, r.h.b. 

r.h.b., Dennis. San Giacomo 

Weatherill, l.h.b..... l.h.b., Conkhn, Eldridge 

Winslow, G. Kern, f.b f.b., Lovely 

Score : Bowdoin, 6 ; Bates, 6. Touchdowns — 
Thompson, E. Smith. Goals from touchdowns^ 
Conklin, F. Smith. Referee — Hapgood of Brown. 
Umpire — Dorman of Columbia. Field Judge- 
Burks of Worcester Polytechnic. Head linesman — 
H. Jones of Haverford. Time of quarters — 15 
minutes. 



SENIOR ELECTIONS 

The postponed senior elections took place 
last Monday evening. The following offi- 
cers were elected: E. Baldwin Smith, Presi- 
dent; Edward Eugene Kern, Vice-President; 
Ernest Gibson Fifield, Secretary-Treasurer; 
Charles Boardman Hawes, Poet; Joseph Cur- 
tis White, Orator; William Henry Clifford, 
Historian; Willard H. Curtis, Chaplain; 
Robert Merton Lawlis, Marshal ; Lawrence 
AIcFarland, Opening Address; Arthur H. 
Cole, Closing Address. The Class Day Com- 
mittee was chosen as follows : Stanley W. 
Pierce, chairman ; John J. Devine, Harrison 
M. Berry, George Herbert Macomber, Stetson 
Harlow Hussey. The Class Day Ode Com- 
mittee is composed of Edward Eugene Kern, 
Chester Elijah Kellogg, Edward Warren 
Skelton, and Ernest Gibson Fifield. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

President Hyde addressed the student body Sun- 
day, on the subject, Responsibility. He introduced 
his theme by defining the three essentials for health 
of mind, as Responsibility, Recreation and Affec- 
tion. Concerning the latter two, he said that there 
would hardly seem to be any need for a stimulus ; 
for the natural trend of college life promotes 
Affection and Recreation. 

But Responsibility is rather less developed. 
Responsibility, he defined as the power to so iden- 
tify oneself with one's business that all one's pow- 
ers are given to it. and things to which one puts his 
hands are perfectly and effectively worked out. He 
cited the football team and their work in the Bates 
game as an example. Every man did his best. We, 
he said, admire this but we ought to do more. We 
ought to work it out in our own lives. Everyone 



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should find some one thing to do and should do it 
well. If you do this and work clear through it you 
will be surprised to find that everyone looks to you 
in that particular work. Every enterprise rests on 
the shoulders of one, two, three or half a dozen who 
put their interest into it. 

We have the picture on the athletic field, 
let us take it somewhere else. Some spheres are not 
lived so well. Let us each find some place and be 
perfectly responsible there. If we find one place 
then the thing will grojv and spread and we will 
become what we should be. 

In conclusion let us remember that he who is 
responsible in a little is also faithful, or responsi- 
ble, in much. 



JUNIOR CLASS MEETING 

The Junior Class elections will occur next Mon- 
day evening, 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Nomina- 
tions will be made from the floor and the offices 
will be voted upon in the order of their importance. 



COLLEGE ORCHESTRA 

The College Orchestra has been formed and con- 
sists of Adams, Pianist; Cressey, Violin; Clark, 
Clarinet ; Newell, Cornet ; and Mason, 'Cello. 
George Cressey, Business Manager Pro. Tern., is 
anxious to confer with the committees of any pros- 
nective House Dances. 



SOPHOMORE CLASS MEETING 

The Sophomore Class held a meeting in Hub- 
bard Hall, Tuesday evening, and elected the follow- 
ing officers :President, A. L. Peters; Vice-Presi- 
dent, P. S. Wood ; Secretary and Treasurer, L. A. 
Crosbv ; Class Football Captain, P. H. Douglas ; 
Manager, T. E. Dunphy. 



RECEPTION AT CHURCH ON HILL 

The Church on the Hill will give an informal 
reception on November 11, 8 p.m., in the vestry to 
all students in the college who are interested in the 
church. The Madisses Club of the church is arrang- 
ing the reception. All men in college, whether 
temporary members of the church or not, who have 
attended the church at all, are cordially invited. 



GIFT TO SCIENCE BUILDING 

The college has recently received a valuable addi- 
tion to the museum in the Science Building. An 
herbarium containing a very carefully chosen and 
comprehensive collection of the flora of Western 
Maine, is the gift, and Mrs. Belcher of Farmington, 
widow of the late Major S. Clifford Beicher of the 
Class of 1857, is the donor. The collection was 
made by Major Belcher himself. This man, a Civil 
War hero, wounded twice and taken a prisoner by 
the Confederates, and a prominent lawyer of Farm- 
ington after the war, was an Overseer of the Col- 



lege from 1889 to the date of his death in June, 
1909. President Hyde in his last annual report, 
gave a more complete account of his life and paid a 
tribute to his qualities as soldier, lawyer, gentle- 
man, and public-spirited citizen. 



College Botes 



Afton Farrin, '12, returned to college last week. 

W. Brown, '14, has been confined to his room by 
illness. 

Maloney, '12, is Principal of Liberty High 
School, Liberty, Me. 

All four classes held meetings, of one kind or 
another, Monday night. 

Among those present at the Bates game were, 
Ballard, '10, and Fenley, '01. 

The Mandolin Club has begun practice under 
the leadership of Roberts, '11. 

Dean Sills addressed the Bowdoin Alumni Asso- 
ciation of Boston, Friday night. 

Clifford, '10, refereed the Portland-Hebron game, 
which was won by Hebron 6 to o. 

The football team, while in Bangor, will be 
quartered at the Penobscot Exchange Hotel. 

Mr. Quint, '97, was installed Pastor of the 
Church on the Hill, last Wednesday evening. 

L. T. Brown, '14, and Ailing, '14, attended the 
Hebron-Portland game, in Portland, Saturday. 

Professor Johnson gave the third of his series 
of talks on the Art Building, Thursday morning. 

The Freshman-Sophomore game will be played 
after the Thanksgiving recess. The exact date has 
not yet been decided on. 

Among those trying for the Freshman-football 
team are Houghton, Wing, Payson, Tuttle, Minott, 
Pratt, Mason, and Wright, 

Fred Black, '11, has been appointed Vice-Presi- 
dent and Treasurer of the Rockland, South Thom- 
aston and St. George Railroad. 

The following Sophomores are out for class 
football ; Douglas, Pike, Jones, Eberhadt. Crosby, 
Dunphy, Dole, Lewis, Carr, E. Tuttle, Dodge, Hall, 
Burleigh. 

The Band will not make the trip to Maine 
tomorrow unless sufficient cash is forthcoming 
tonight. It's up to the fellows, for the Band must 
be there. 

The first game of football played between teams 
from Bowdoin and Maine was in 1893, when the 
Bowdoin Sophomore eleven defeated the Maine 
Varsity, 12 to 10. 

The Maine Central has granted round trip rates 
of $2.00 for the Maine game and it is expected that "7^ 
practically every man in college will avail himself 
of this opportunity. 

About thirty volumes have lately been added to 
the college library to assist the work of the under- 
graduate Bible classes organized by the Y. M. C. 
A. Among new periodicals added to the reading- 
room list for this purpose the Sunday School 
Times may be mentioned. 



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The football team was given a rest Monday. 
Scrimmage was held Tuesday and Wednesday. 
Thursday there was a hard signal drill and to-day 
light signal work. 

Mr. Mercer, who will conduct services in the 
Church on the Hill and later in the Y. M. C. A. 
room, Sunday, won instant popularity at the Uni- 
versity of Maine, last week. 

The Maine Chapter of Beta Theta Pi held its 
annual election and banquet last night. Brummett, 
'il, was the delegate from Bowdoin; several others 
accompanied him. They will remain until after the 
game. 

In the game last Saturday, Bowdoin gained 256 
yards in 49 downs against 30 for Bates in 27 downs. 
Bates made but two first downs, each of these being 
the result of a penalty. Bowdoin made her dis- 
tance ten times. 

Ex-Professor Foster returned last week from a 
trip to Princeton University, the University of. Indi- 
ana and other institutions. He has been investigat- 
ing these institutions and incidentally looking over 
material for the Faculty of Reed Institute. 

The Bowdoin Club of Boston held their regular 
meeting last Friday in the rooms of the University 
Club of that city. Dean Sills addressed the gath- 
ering. All Bowdoin men in the vicinity are invited 
to attend these meetings. They are held on the first 
Friday of each month. 

Monday, Nov. 7, Prof. Alvord took the Geology 
Class from Bath to Popham Beach, a distance of 
fifteen miles, in a motor-boat. The geological excur- 
sion was a success in spite of the inclement weather. 
Among the formations surveyed were sand-dunes, 
barrier-beaches, glaciated regions, drumlins, and 
other works of wind and water. The party had an 
enjoyable outing. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, November 12 
7.55 Special Train leaves for Orono. 
2.00 Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 
Bates vs. Tufts at Portland. 

Sunday, November 13 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Mr. Edward C. Mercer. 
5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Vocal solo by Davis, '12. Music by quartet. 
7.00 Evening meeting conducted by Mr. Mercer in 

y. M. C. A. room. 

Monday, November 14 
7.00 Junior Class meeting in Memorial Hall. 

Thursday, November 17 
7.00 Meeting in Y. M. C. A. room. Address by 
Henry W. Kimball, '92, Boston. III. Christ- 
ianitv and the Social Problems. "Thrift 



.,..iity and the Socia 
Among the Por" " 



iUbiun. ill. L-nrist- 
iriiiiLv ciuu uic duciai Problems. "Thrift 
Among the Poor." 
8.00 Reception to Bowdoin students in the Church 
on the Hill. 

Friday, November 18 
7.00 Mass-meeting in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, November 19 
10.55 Train leaves for Portland. 
2.00 Bowdoin vs. Wesleyan at Portland. 



Y. M. C. A. SPEAKER 

The Y. M. C. A. speaker next week will be Mr. 
Harry Woods Kimball. He was born in Portland 
in 1870, graduated from Bowdoin in 1892 and from 
.\ndover Theological Seminary in 1895. He was 
a member of ./Mpha Delta Phi and also made Phi 
Beta Kappa. He is now preaching in South Wey- 
mouth, Mass. Mr. Kimball is the third speaker on 
"Christianity and the Social Problems." His 
branch of this topic will be "Thrift Among the 
Poor." 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

The Syracuse Athletic Board has voted to 
drop rowing from their Hst of intercollegiate 
sports this year. The reason for their action 
is the heavy expense incurred this year in car- 
rying on this activity. As Syracuse with their 
veteran coach, James A. Ten Eyck, were 
always serious contenders in the Poughkeep- 
sie regatta, their elimination changes the out- 
look for next season considerably. 

As a result of the sudden death of Ralph 
Wilson from injuries received in a recent 
football game between St. Louis University 
and Wabash College, the latter institution has 
voted to permanently abolish this sport from 
their athletic activities. The referee of the 
contest stated that the injury was a direct 
result of the open play required by the new 
rules. 

The entire student body of Tufts will 
attend the game with Bates at Portland to- 
morrow. 

In a geography examination for the 
Freshmen at Wisconsin recently, nearly half 
the class failed to locate correctly two or three 
of the following : the Pyrenees, Caucasus, 
Himalaya, and Sierra Nevada mountains and 
Mt. McKinley. 

Mrs. J. S. Kennedy of New York City has 
given $100,000 for the erection of a men's 
dormitory at Wooster University, Ohio, in 
memory of her husband. 

The Tufts Freshmen held their banquet at 
the Parker House, Boston, last Wednesday, in 
spite of opposition on the part of the Soph- 
omores. 

Yale has in the Academic Department 
1226 men compared with 1229 last year. The 
Freshman Class numbers 364 compared with 
340 in 1909. 

An innovation in college football will be 
introduced November 16 when a team from 
the Harvard Law School will play the Carlisle 
Indians, in the Stadium. 



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Hlumni Bepavtment 



•go — Orman B. Humphrey will on Thurs- 
day, Nov. ID, in the Lafayette Ball Room, 
Portland, deliver the first in his course of 
illustrated lectures on "Paris and Versailles." 
This lecture has been heard all over the state 
and has everywhere received the highest com- 
mendation, both for its finished style and for 
the general excellence of the slides. It 
embodies material obtained from personal 
observation and study in France, set forth in 
a most entertaining manner, and the stereop- 
ticon views have been selected with great care 
from rare and original negatives secured in 
Europe. Seldom since the days of John L. 
Stoddard's famous lectures on foreign lands 
has the public been given the opportunity of 
attending entertainments of such high order. 
A prominent physician from up state has said : 
"Very rarely does one experience a happier 
mingling of pleasure and profit than in listen- 
ing to Mr. Humphrey's lecture on Paris. 
For stay-at-homes it affords an invaluable 
opportunity of viewing the city from a singu- 
larly artistic and carefully chosen standpoint. 
To those fortunate enough to travel, it appeals 
with the added charm of renewing old asso- 
ciations. From the first beautiful picture to 
the last it is filled with compelling interest." 

'91. — On Nov. I Charles H. Hastings was 
named as temporary chief of the Catalogue 
Division, the largest department in the 
Library of Congress. The promotion is testi- 
monial to the rare energy and executive abil- 
ity shown by Mr. Hastirtgs during the past 
few years, in the organization and conduct of 
the Card distribution office in the same 
library, which is supplying printed catalogue 
cards to thousands of libraries and individuals 
throughout the entire country. 

'95. — William E. Hatch has an article on 
"Industrial Education in Massachusetts'' in 
the current number of the Educational 
Review. 

'01. — Harry S. Coombs, of the late firm of 
Coombs and Gibbs, Architects, of Lewiston, 
on the first day of October purchased the in- 
terest held by the junior partner, and has 
taken into partnership his brother, Fred H. 
Coombs. The firm name will now be Coombs 
Brothers, Architects. 



'03. — Dr. Herbert E. Thompson was on 
Wednesday, October 29, united in marriage to 
Miss Alice M. Ebbeson at Portland. They will 
be at home after Dec. i at Bangor. 

'04. — Philip M. Clark has formed a part- 
nership with J. Duke Smith for the general 
practice of law with offices at 84 State Street, 
Boston. 

'05. — William F. Finn was married on 
Wednesday, Nov. 2, to Miss Marion Graves 
of Seattle, Wash. 

'09.— Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mitchell of 
Newport, Me., announce the engagement of 
their daughter. Miss Emily Isabelle, to Mr. 
Harry C. Merrill. Mr. Merrill is now located 
in the Experimental Department of the Jones 
and Laughlin Steel Co., of Pittsburg, Pa. 

'10. — William S. Guptill is principal of 
Limerick Academy, Limerick, Me. 

'10. — Ralph B. Grace is an instructor in 
Chemistry and Physics in Thornton Academy, 
Saco, Me. 

'10. — Edward H. Webster has, after a two 
years' leave of absence, returned to his old 
position of grade room officer and English 
instructor in the Brooklyn Polytechnic Pre- 
paratory School, Brooklyn, N. Y. During 
the first year he studied at Harvard, specializ- 
ing in Education and Social Ethics, and last 
year he continued his work at Bowdoin, in 
Social Ethics and English. Mr. Webster is a 
very popular instructor. 

According to recent statistics compiled by 
the Massachusetts Board of Education, Bow- 
doin graduates are principals of eighteen high 
schools and private schools in that state. 
Bowdoin's representatives are: Caleb A. 
Page, '70, Methuen ; John F. Elliott, '73, East 
Boston; S. A. Melcher, '77, Northbridge; 
Wallace E. Mason, '82, North Andover; 
William A. Perkins, '83, Grafton ; Willard W. 
Woodman, '88, Peabody ; Frank P. Morse, '90, 
Revere;, S. H. Erskine, '91, Lancaster; John 
C. FIull, '92, Leominster; Ervine D. Os- 
borne, '92, Winthrop; Fred W. Ward, '00, 
Taunton; T. W. Bowler, '01, Tisbury; Her- 
bert D. Stewart, '01, Orleans; Lee T. Gray, 
'02, Palmer; Harold W. Files, '03, Wilming- 
ton; William J. B. MacDougal, '06, Scituate. 
Bowdoin principals of private schools are: 
F. W. Alexander, '85, of the Perley Free 
School, Georgetown, and Eugene C. Vining, 
'97, of Howe Academy, Billerica. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER i8, 1910 



VOL. XL 



NO. 18 



BOWDOIN VS. WESLEYAN 

Bowdoin will close her 1910 football 
season to-morrow afternoon when the White 
will meet the team representing Wesleyan 
University at Pine Tree Park, Portland. 

There is little basis for comparing the two 
teams since Amherst is the only team which 
both have met this season. Singularly 
enough, Bowdoin won from Amherst by 
exactly the same score by which Wesleyan 
lost, 3-0. 

To-morrow's game will be the second 
played between the two teams the other being 
a 0-0 game in 1906, and should bring out the 
best crowd seen at any Maine football game 
this season, for Bowdoin's work has brought 
her a prior claim to the state championship 
and — Bowdoin teams are always good draw- 
ing cards in Portland. Besides this, Wesleyan 
has a strong following in Portland and her 
captain, Mitchell, is an old Portland High 
School player. 

Every man in college should see this game 
and give an exhibition of the sportsmanlike 
manner in which Bowdoin men back their 
teams. , 

The band will be there and every one will 
be expected to form in line at Union station 
and march down Congress Street to the Lafay- 
ette where the Bowdoin team will be quar- 
tered. 

It's up to you to be in line! Don't skip off 
as soon as the train reaches the station, as 
some of the men did last year at the Tufts 
game! 

Below is Wesleyan's schedule to date, 
together with her line-up as she faced N. Y. 
University last Saturday. Bowdoin's line-up 
was not yet determined. 

Sept. 28 — Yale 22, Wesleyan o. 

Oct. I — Wesleyan 30, Connecticut Agricultural 
College o. 

Oct. 8 — Amherst 3, Wesleyan o. 

Oct. IS — Wesleyan 17, Norwich 0. 

Oct. 22 — Wesleyan 6, Union o. 

Oct. 29 — Trinity S. Wesleyan o. 

Nov. S — Wesleyan o, Williams O. 

Nov. 12 — Wesleyan 9, N. Y. U. 6. 

The probable line-up : 
McCarthy, I.e. 
Bernhard, l.t. 
Durling, l.g. 



Mitchell (Capt.), c. 
Gillies, r..g. 
Murphy, r.t. 
Eustis, r.e. 
Bacon, q.b. 
Laggren, l.h.b. 
MacCaffrey, r.h.b. 
Rice, f.b. 



LECTURE BY DR. W. T. QRENFELL 

At the close of the mass-meeting this even- 
ing, Dr. W. T. Grenfell, the famed Labrador 
missionary, will deliver an address in Memo- 
rial Hall. Dr. Grenfell comes to us on his 
way home from St. John, N. F., and will soon 
proceed to Florida, where he will spend a 
short time before returning to his work on 
the coast. In an interview the missionary 
stated that the fisheries on the north shore 
of Labrador were a complete failure. There 
is no great suffering, however, the Newfound- 
land government has stepped into the breach 
and is doing a great deal to assist the fisher- 
men. His work on the coast this year has 
been extremely heavy, there being a lot of 
sickness, and at times the three hospitals have 
been taxed to their capacity, while on the hos- 
pital ship that patrols the coast, over 1,000 
patients have been treated this season. 



BOWDOIN, 0; MAINE, 

After seeing the Maine game at Orono 
last Saturday, Bowdoin supporters are surely 
justified in believing that a "hoodoo" has fol- 
lowed the team in its race for the Maine 
Championship. Then, as happened the week 
before-, Bowdoin played a much better game 
than her opponents but in spite of that was 
unable to make this evident by the score. 

Bowdoin went to Orono in rather bad 
shape. Captain Smith was forced to stay on 
the sidelines most of the time and it was 
feared that some of the other star players 
would not be able to play thru the entire 
game. With the Bowdoin Spirit behind them, 
however, and a good bunch of rooters cheer- 
ing them on, the players demonstrated their 
superiority over the Maine warriors, altho 
they were forced to be satisfied with a tie 
score, 0-0. 



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This game was the most important and the 
hardest fought of the Maine series, and was a 
striking exhibition of the open tactics. Bow- 
doin pulled off many forward passes, most of 
which were successful, while Maine was 
forced to resort to the punting game most of 
the time. 

Tlie most prominent Bowdoin men were 
Hurley, Devine, G. Kern, Wilson, and Wins- 
low. Hurley was back in his old place and 
the game he played was a source of great 
delight to the supporters of the White. Smith, 
and Devine who succeeded him at left end, 
showed fine speed in that position. G. Kern 
has been consistently improving" in his line 
plunging and this game showed him at his 
best. Wilson ran the team in great style and 
his accuracy in shooting the forward passes 
was a noticeable feature of the game. Wilson 
pulled off several end runs which con- 
tributed much to the distance gained by Bow- 
doin. Clifford also get away once on a run 
which inspired great hopes of a score. 

The whole team showed great ability in 
defensive work as well as offensive. At all 
times the line was almost impenetrable, and 
Maine only made her distance a very few 
times during the whole game. The most 
noticeable defensive work was when the 
Maine team had the ball en the Bowdoin 4- 
yard line and the White with true Bowdoin 
Spirit held them for downs. 

The undoubted superiority of Bowdoin in 
this game was the climax of four weeks of 
constant improvement and it is to be regretted 
that she was not fortunate enough to win a 
decisive victory in this last contest with a 
Maine college this season. 

The game in detail was as follows : 

The game opened with Bowdoin defending the 
west goal, and Maine kicking off. Shepherd kicked 
to Weatherill who ran the ball back ten yards and 
on the ne.xt play made five more thru left guard. 
Hastings then punted to R. Smith who brought the 
ball in five yards. JVIaine being unable to gain, 
tried a forward pass which was broken up by Wil- 
son who obtained the ball. One failure to gain and 
a penalty forced Hastings to punt and he booted the 
ball thirty yards. Maine was again unable to make 
the required distance and Bowdoin received the ball 
on her own 33-yard line. From here G. Kern made 
five yards around right end and two more thru cen- 
ter, and Hastings kicked thirty-five yards to R. 
Smith who fumbled but recovered the ball after it 
rolled five more. Shepherd immediately punted and 
Hastings returned, Shepherd gaining five yards on 
the exchange. On another exchange which imme- 
diately followed, however, Hastings made five yards 
and the ball was in the same place from wdiich it 



had started when the kicking fest began. Shep- 
herd then tried an on-side kick which was inter- 
cepted by Wood on the Maine 50-yard line, and 
Hastmgs pulled off the same kind of a play, which 
Maine recovered. 

Then followed three more punts which left the 
ball in Bowdoin's hands in her own territory. Wins- 
low made five yards around left end and G. Kern 
added two more thru center. Then Hastings kicked 
30 yards to R. Smith who fumbled and Hurley by a 
great burst of speed, recovered the ball on Maine's 
25-yard line. At this point the period ended. 

Bowdoin came back strong in the second period. 
Winslow negotiated ten yards thru left tackle, but 
on a second try was held for no gain. Then Frank 
Smith who was on the sidelines waiting for such a 
chance, went into the game to attempt a goal from 
the field from the 15-yard line. However, he was 
doomed to disappointment, because Bearce, the big 
Maine guard broke thru and blocked the kick. Smith 
then left the game and Purington went in at left half. 
On the kick-off from the 25-yard line Weatherill re- 
ceived the ball on the Maine 35-yard line. A for- 
ward pass from Wilson to E. Smith netted fifteen 
yards. A fumble in the next play prevented a gain 
and another which rolled 10 yards before recovered 
in the ne.xt gave Maine the ball on her own 30-yard 
line. Once again she was not able to gain and 
Shepherd kicked, Hastings returned the punt and 
Maine had possession of the ball on the Bowdoin 
45-yard line. Then Maine tried to gain thru left 
guard and, in the next play, thru center but she 
found both points invulnerable and on the punt 
which followed these attempts. .Bowdoin received 
the ball on her own lO-yard line. G. Kern made 
two thru center and Hastings kicked fifteen. 

On the next three plays, Maine carried 
the ball to the Bowdoin 12-yard line and on two 
downs to the Bowdoin 4-yard line. Here, however, 
she met the "stonewall" which this team presents 
when under the shadows of its own goal posts and 
was unable to make the required two yards. When 
Bowdoin received the ball, Hastings punted out of 
danger and Maine's chances for a touchdown in the 
game were gone. 

Shortly after this Shepherd tried a place kick 
from the 40-yard line and failed to make it. Hast- 
ings kicked off from the 25-yard line and what 
promised to be a long gain by Parker was nipped 
in the bud by pretty tackle by Weatherill. Maine 
was unable to make distance and on a punt, Bow- 
doin obtained the ball on her own 15-yard line. 
Purington kicked back twenty-five yards. In the 
next play, Shepherd tried a place but in this place, 
his courage was better than his judgment and the 
ball went far astray. From the Bowdoin 25-yard 
line. Hastings kicked twenty-five to Parker who ran 
it back fifteen. Maine gained five more in two 
rushes and again Shepherd tried a place kick and 
once again he failed. Once more Bowdoin kicked 
from the 25-yard line and after two or three scrim- 
mages in which the ball see-sawed, time was called 
with the ball in Bowdoin's possession in the center 
of the field. 

y\t the beginning of the second half, Bowdoin 
showed a decided spurt and during the rest of the 
game played chiefly on the offensive. At this time 
Winslow resumed his old place at left half, and 
Devine went in at left end. 



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147 



Shepherd kicked ahiiost to the goal line to Wins- 
low who brought in the ball l8 yards. Hastings 
started the half with a boom, by going around left 
end for sixteen yards; a forward pass from Wilson 
to Hurley gained ten more. A gain of eight yards 
by Winslow around left end took the ball to the 
Bowdoin 48-yard line but a penalty brought it back 
ten. Hastings kicked forty yards and Shepherd 
returned the kick for the same amount to Wilson 
who came back five before he was downed. Wins- 
downs in two rushes. Winslow made four yards 
down in two rushes. Winslow made four yards 
around right end and five thru left tackle, and Kern 
made three thru center giving Bowdoin first down 
on the Maine SO-yard line. Kern then made two 
thru right tackle, and a forward pass from Kern to 
Hastings netted five more. Kern then negotiated 
center for four more and a failure of Winslow to 
gain placed the ball on the Maine 39-yard line. Here 
a forward pass was tried which Parker recovered on 
his own 32-yard line and Shepherd immediately 
booted the ball to the Bowdoin 31-yard line. Wins- 
low then circled right end for one yard, Hastings 
kicked to R. Smith and Shepherd again returned the 
ball to Bowdoin without trying a rush. After gain- 
ing one yard, Bowdoin tried an unsuccessful pass 
which was finally recovered by Wilson on the Bow- 
doin 20-yard line. Winslow circled left end for 
twenty yards and probably woujd have gone much 
farther if he had not slipped. On a forvifard pass 
from Wilson, Clifford made twenty-five yards and 
would have scored but for a fine tackle by R. Smith. 
Winslow then made two yards around left end and 
Hurley went ahead one. At this point, Eales went 
in as center on the Maine team in the place of Whit- 
ney. Winslow tried to pull off an on-side kick but 
the ball went outside and was received by Maine on 
her own 20-yard line. Shepherd, as usual, immedi- 
ately punted out of danger and just as the ball was 
downed on the Maine 47-yard line, the period ended. 

Kern started the ground gaining in the final 
period by going thru center for two yards. Wins- 
low added two more by plunging thru right tackle. 
Hastings punted and Shepherd returned. Weather- 
ill by gaining .five yards took the ball to the center 
of the field. A forward pass from Hastings to 
Weatherill was good for eight yards ; Winslow 
gained three thru center ; and Kern added three 
more on a fine plunge thru right guard. An 
attempted forward pass was intercepted and Shep- 
herd punted to Wilson who carried the ball to the 
center of the field. At this time Wilson left the 
game and Sullivan went in at quarter. A short time 
after this. Clifford got away for the longest run of 
the game, for before he was finally downed by R. 
Smith, he had gone thirty-five yards. A gain of two 
yards by Winslow put the ball on the Maine 14-yard 
line but a loss and a penalty put Bowdoin back to 
the 25-yard line from which Hastings made an 
unsuccessful try for a goal froin the field. 

Shepherd kicked from the 25-yard line to 
Weatherill who brought the ball to the center of the 
field. A forward pass was good for six yards and 
Sullivan piled up four more by running the center. 
At this point, however, a forward pass went wrong 
and a penalty took the ball back to the center of the 
field. Another forward pass from Sullivan to 
Weatherill made up over half of this loss, and an- 
other carried the ball to the Maine 25-yard line. 
Here Maine gained the ball and Shepherd again 



punted. A forward pass made a substantial gain for 
Bowdoin. When Hastings punted twenty-five yards, 
Hurley by a great burst of speed regained the ball. 
Hastings again punted and this time R. Smith 
received the ball thirty yards away. Shepherd 
returned the ball and Bowdoin tried a forward pass 
which gave Maine her last chance to gain. At this. 
Shepherd, as his last struggle, went fifteen yards and 
the game was ended. 
The summary: 

Maine. Bowdoin. 

Buck, r.e ; r.e., Hurley 

Bigelow, r.t r.t., Clifford 

Crowell, r.g r.g.. Burns 

Whitney, Eales, c ..c, E. Kern 

Bearce. l.g l.g., Hastings 

McNeil, l.t......... l.t, Wood 

Cook. King, l.e I.e., Smith, Devine 

R. Smith, q.b q.b., Wilson, Sullivan 

Parker, r.h.b r.h.b., Weatherill 

Cobb, Carleton, l.h.b. 

l.h.b., Winslow, Smith, Purington 
Shephard, f .b f.b., F. Kern 

. Score — Bowdoin, o; U. of M., o. Referee — 
Scudder, Brown. Umpire — Kilpatrick, Princeton. 
Field judge — Macreadie, Portland. Head linesman 
— H. Jones, Haverford. Time — 15-miuute periods. 



STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING 

At a meeting of the Student Council held 
last Monday evening, the following action was 
taken. 

It was voted 

A. — That all men ivhose IQIO football sub- 
scriptions are due at, and not paid by, the date 
of the election of manager and assistant man- 
ager for 1911, shall not be allozved to vote. 

B. — That hereafter, all managers of var- 
sity athletic teams shall give the "squad" men 
of the sport in season first choice of grand 
stand seats. 

T. Xo man shall be allowed more than 
two (2) seats. 

2. In football and track those men who 
make the training table shall be con- 
sidered "squad" men. 

3. In baseball and other sports the 
"squad" men shall be determined by 
the captain, coach and manager. 

4. These seats must be purchased within 
a time limit specified by the manager 
who shall advise the squad of this 
time. 

C. That hereafter no class meetings shall 
be held in Memorial Hall. Class presidents 
are to secure the use of the so-called "History 
Room" in Adams Hall. 



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Of all the exasperating 

The State Football persons we meet none is 

Championship more so than he who, when 

an issue is forced upon 

him, will not take a decided stand one way or 

another. 

Just so with the outcome of the Maine in- 
tercollegiate football season now closed. The 
two tie games and the disinclination of Bates 
and Colby to meet, have brought about a most 
unsatisfactory state of affairs. 

Altho nearly all the state papers and all 
the out of state papers put Bowdoin down as 
the first ranking team of the state, so far as 
we can see, the matter of deciding which of 
the four Maine colleges has won the state 
championship this year is, from the standpoint 
of Maine college men, one of personal satis- 
faction. No one team has an undisputed claim 
as the following table will show : 

Per 

Played Won Lost Tied cent. 

Bowdoin 3102 i.ooo 

Bates 2 I o I i.ooo 



Maine 3 i i i .666 

Colby 2020 .000 

Both Bowdoin and Bates can show a 
standing of 1000 per cent, the only difference 
being that Bowdoin met every other col- 
lege in the state and Bates did not. 

The tie games are not satisfactory because 
the ties are mere shields between victory and 
defeat. What the outcome of a game be- 
tween Bates and Colby would have been is a 
matter of mere conjecture — some favor Colby, 
others Bates. At any rate so long as they did 
not meet no team in the state can do more 
than claim the championship. 

The Orient sincerely hopes and we be- 
lieve we express the sentiment of the Bow- 
doin student body, — that in the future the 
managers of the Maine teams will decide upon 
some fair arrangement thru which the Maine 
teams may all meet one another. To all 
appearances the "rotating schedule" appears 
to be the best yet devised. By this scheme 
no team or teams have an advantage over the 
others and it further insures their meetings. 
This will do much toward eliminating such 
conditions as exist this year. 



If the opinions of Bowdoin 
The Work of the men were to be judged 

Bowdoin Team solely by the above note 
anyone might reasonably 
think that the Orient was dissatisfied with 
the work of the Bowdoin team and the 
outcome of the State series. No indeed ! 
We are proud of every man on the 
team from Capt. Smith down ; we are proud 
of the pluck and grit they showed when play- 
ing without Capt. Smith, around whom the 
team is built; we are proud of their ability to 
play clean and to "come back;" we are proud 
of the spirit shown by the support given by 
the students and faculty ; we are proud that a 
goodly number of the men are Phi Beta 
Kappa men ; we are proud of the "scrubs" 
who make the team possible ; we are proud of 
Coach Bergin, of Trainer Morrill, and 
last of all we are proud to be Bozvdoin men 
ourselves. 

So far as the championship is concerned 
we have a cleaner title to it than any other 
college in the State altho we realize that claim 
may be disputed. 

Be it as it may, there was never a 
Bowdoin team of which Bowdoin men were 
more proud and to demonstrate this fact the 



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entire student body and all the alumni in the 
vicinity are going to Portland to see the boys 
pla\ Wesleyan the hardest game she has seen 
this season ! 



Is there a man on, the cam- 
Mercer's Message pus who, after hearing the 

messages given us by Mr. 
Mercer is not stimulated to live a better, 
cleaner life? Is there a man who, having 
heard him, can never say that "he never knew 
or realized to what extent immorality may 
gain possession over a man — and to what con- 
ditions it may force him? Is there a man here 
who having heard him does not know whence 
to lock for help in overcoming his tempta- 
tions? If so, that man is out of place on this 
campus. Not in our time has there ever been 
a man at Bowdoin who could deal with the 
question of immorality antong college men 
and the means of preventing and curing it as 
did Mr. Mercer. He spoke from his heart, 
and from his experience and by his frankness 
and qualities as a "mixer" made a host of 
friends here. 

The Orient extends to him its heartiest 
good wishes in all he may attempt in the way 
of bettering the lives of American college 
men. 



Dr. Grenfell's 
Address 



It is an undisputed fact 
that Bowdoin men enjoy 
exceptional privileges. As 
an instance of this fact the Orient wishes to 
call attention to the lecture by Dr. Grenfell, 
previously mentioned. 

When we stop to consider that Harvard 
University is the only other institution which 
will have an opportunity to hear this world- 
famous man, we begin to realize what a privi- 
lege is ours. 

Lectures, as a rule, do not make a partic- 
ularly strong appeal to the student body. 
Many men never attend them, and thereby 
make a great mistake. 

We should avail ourselves of every oppor- 
tunity to come in contact with, and listen to 
BIG men, such as frequently visit us. Let's 
start in to-night by hearing Dr. Grenfell. 
He will have something both interesting and 
instructive for our consideration. 



THANKSGIVING RECESS 

NOTICE. 

The THANKSGIVING RECESS begins 
on Wednesday, November 23d, at 12.30 p.m., 
and closes on Monday, November 28th, at 8.20 
A.M. Students absent on Tuesday or Wednes- 
day, November 22d and 2^d; and Monday or 
Tuesday, November 28th and zgth, without 
permission from the office, will he placed on 
probation. 

It will be impossible for any student to get 
leave of absence on Wednesday morning or 
on Monday morning, except that students in 
towns where there are no Sunday trains may 
obtain permission to return on the first train 
Monday morning by leaving their names with 
me during one of my office hours. 

(Signed) Kenneth C. M. Sills, Dean. 



INTERFRATERNITY CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK 
CITY 

A call has been issued for the second an- 
nual interfraternity conference to convene 
Nov. 26 at the University Club, New York 
City. At the meeting in 1909 a committee was 
appointed to investigate fraternity conditions 
throughout American colleges. Their report 
will be heard this year. Twenty of the lead- 
ing national fraternities were represented last 
year and this year it is the intention to have 
every college fraternity have a number of del- 
egates in attendance. Dr. Hamilton W. 
Mabie of New York is the presiding officer. 



JUNIOR ELECTIONS 

The Junior Class elections were held Mon- 
day night in Memorial Hall, and resulted as 
follows : 

President Frank Smith 

Vice-President G. C. Kern 

Secretary H. A. White 

Treasurer W. A. McCormick 

Chaplain K. Churchill 

Marshal E. O. Leigh 

Orator C. F. Adams 

Poet E. T. Bradford 

Ivv Committee : G. F. Cressey, Chairman; 
R. W: Hathaway, A. D. Welch, G. C. Brooks, 
C. Wilson. 

Assembly Committee ; S. J. Marsh, Chair- 
man; J. H. Newell, S. W. Hughes, T. W. 
Daniels, A. Woodcock. 



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E. C. MERCER'S VISIT TO BOWDOIN 

During the last three days of last week, 
Bowdoin men had the opportunity of listening 
to a most practical and forceful speaker in the 
person of Mr. E. C. Mercer who was here 
under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. 

Mr. Mercer is traveling among the diflfer- 
ent colleges of the country telling the students 
of the effect which bad habits contracted in 
college will have on them when they go out 
into the world, and of the value of Christ's 
aid in fighting against the evils which beset 
them in college. 

That Mr. Mercer has a practical knowl- 
edge of all the things of which he speaks 
may be seen by the following brief sketch of 
his life. 

Edward Clifford Mercer was born in Savannah, 
Ga., in 1873. His family, one of the most prominent 
in the State, have played an important part in the life 
of the South for many generations, and Mercer as 
a boy was provided with all the opportunities for 
the development which wealth and social position 
can provide. 

He entered the University of Virginia in 1889 
and soon found his place as a leader in the social 
and athletic life of that institution. He became a 
member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, the College 
Glee Club, two of the leading social clubs and a 
member of Senior Society. His athletic prowess 
won him a position on the Varsity Baseball Team 
and he had the honor of being a member of the 
famous University of Virginia Baseball Team which 
competed for the College World's Championship 
at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. 

But social prestige and athletic ability were not 
sufficient while at the University, and Mercer began 
drinking in a social way, and, as the habit grew, he 
became a confirmed drunkard and finally touched 
what seemed the very bottom of the social scale. 
Homeless and penniless and spurned by his old 
friends and associates, he was forced to spend 
several nights on the benches in a public park and 
not infrequently to walk the streets day and night 
hungry. 

In 1904, with a desperate desire to have done 
with the old habits, he made his way into the famous 
Jerry McAuley Water Street Mission in New York 
City, and there, as in the case of thousands of others, 
a wonderful change occurred in his life. In the 
place of the helpless derelict, he became an earnest 
Christian and a great friend to fallen men, and as 
Assistant Superintendent of the McAuley Water 
Street Mission he helped many hundreds of drunk- 
ards, gamblers and thieves back to decent lives. 
This work in the Mission and in the prisons and 
slums of New York brought him in touch with 
many college men who, though "down and out" 
through sinful lives, took heart upon hearing Mer- 
cer's story, and many have been redeemed to lives 
of usefulness; literally hundreds of men in the 
slums and prisons have been reformed through 
Mercer's influence. 

His effectiveness in reaching this class of men, 
combined with acceptability as a speaker at Yale, 



Prhiceton, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania and 
other eastern colleges, led a number of Christian 
business men and leaders of religious work among 
students to secure Mr. Mercer's services for the 
colleges of the country. 

Mr. Mercer was accompanied by Rev. 
Artley B. Parson, pastor of the Free Congre- 
gationl Church of Providence, Rhode Island. 
Mr. Parson graduated from Harvard in 1903, 
did graduate work at the University of Michi- 
gan and also at George Washington Univer- 
sity. He is a very finished, eloquent speaker 
and is a great aid to Mr. Mercer in his work. 

According to arrangements made by Mr. 
McConnaughy, Mr. Mercer spoke at chapel 
en Thursday and Friday mornings, and also 
on Sunday afternoon, in addition to speaking 
to the Y. M. C. A. meeting Thursday evening. 
He also spoke informally at the fraternity 
houses and to the non-fraternity men at the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon house on Friday even- 
ing. 

Mr. Mercer had a direct way of appealing 
to the fellows from a practical standpoint 
which was well illustrated by his speech be- 
fore the Y. M. C. A. meeting on Thursday 
evening. A brief abstract of that address fol- 
lows. 

"I do not speak at the Maine colleges 
because I believe that they are especially faulty 
in the matter of drink, or vice in general, but 
because many men form bad habits in college 
which when they get out into the world, where 
temptations are even greater, carry them to 
ruin. The college men who get down are the 
hardest men to reach and help and for this 
reason I am trying to prevent them from ruin- 
ing their lives by evil practices started while 
they are in college. 

There are two great reasons why the col- 
lege man forms the evil habits which he does. 
The first is because he placed comparatively 
minor things ahead of the great aim in life, 
Christianity, and the other is thoughtlessness. 
On the first of these you have probably heard 
many discourses. I wish to call your atten- 
tion particularly to the latter. 

The drink habit is formed in college, more 
as the result of thoughtlessness than from act- 
ual desire to do wrong, and from that habit 
spring all kinds of vice. I realize that you 
are practical college men and will want me to 
prove my statements. This I will endeavor 
to do." 

The speaker then produced case after case 
where men who, thru taking the first drink at 
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having been led by this to forgery or some 
greater evil, they have been sent to prison. 

Perhaps the most interesting lecture of the 
series was the one delivered Sunday night 
when Mr. Mercer told of his own life and the 
wonderful way in which he had been saved 
frcm complete ruin by the aid of Christian 
men. At the close of the lecture he asked that 
every man there who wished to live a pure, 
straightforward hfe would put his name on 
the cards which the members of the Bowdoin 
Association had previously distributed among 
the fellows. The fair way in which Mercer 
had appealed to them found favor with the 
fellows, and it is estimated that about every 
one there signed the card. 

From here Mr. Mercer went to New 
York. After a brief visit there, he will go to 
the University of Michigan where he will con- 
drct meetings for seven days. 



FRESHMAN CLASS MEETING 

The Freshman Class held a meeting in the 
gymnasium, Thursday evening, November lo, 
and elected the following officers : President, 
Francis X. Callahan ; Vice-President, Prentiss 
Shepherd ; Secretary, C. A. Brown ; Treas- 
urer, Arthur L. Pratt. 



THANKSGIVING COLLECTION 

Next Wednesday morning, just before »the 
Thanksgiving Recess, the social service committee 
of the Y. M. C. A., plans to take a collection for 
the benefit of some needy families of Brunswick. 
The collection will be taken at the end of the 
chapel exercises and further announcement will be 
made upon that date. 



MASS MEETING LAST FRIDAY 

The mass meeting held last Friday night before 
the Maine game surpassed the high standard set by 
the previous occasions of this kind. The speeches 
were all spirited and to the point and gave occasion 
for numerous outbursts of enthusiasm. Mr. Mc- 
Conaughy in a short talk urged the students to 
show their Bowdoin spirit not only by side-line 
cheering but by active support of other college 
organizations which need more attention. Dr. 
Copeland after a series of stories and jokes brought 
home to the students again the value of out of the 
State games and cited the Amherst game as Bow- 
doin's greatest victory of the season. 

Prof. Sills in his talk declared himself as strongly 
in favor of outside games not as a new policy but 
as a continuation of an old policy. He spoke of the 
value of the rallies as a means of promoting fellow- 
ship among the student body, and congratulated the 
students on the clean, healthy athletic spirit exist- 
ing. Prof. Files wound up the rally with a speech 
full of enthusiasm and spirit. The Band was on 
hand to enliven the intermission. 



10.55 
2.30 



6.30 



12.30 
8.20 



CALENDAR 

Friday, November 18 
Mass-Meeting in Memorial Hall. 
Lecture by Dr. W. T. Grenfell, in Memorial 
Hall. 

Saturday, November 19 
Train leaves for Portland. 
Bowdoin vs. Wesleyan at Pine Tree Park, 

Portland. 
Banquet for football squad at the Rathskeller, 
Portland. 

Sunday, November 20 
Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by President Albert P. Fitch, 
D.D.. Andover Seminary, Cambridge. 
Chapel service, conducted by President Fitch, 
President A. P. Fitch of Andover Seminary 
will speak in the Y. M. C. A. room. Sub- 
ject, "The Ministry." 

Wednesday, November 23 
Thanksgiving Recess begins. 

Monday, November 28 
College Exercises resumed. 



REPORT OF A. J. SOMES, MANAGER TENNIS, I9I0 

Brunswick, Maine, Nov. i, 1910. 
Receipts 

To subscriptions $231.00 

Goods bought and sold (including ex- 
press) 113.05 

Rebate from Waterville trip 50 

Total receipts $344-55 

Expenses 

Bv Trip to Waterville $ 3.05 

M. I. L. T. Assn. dues ' 5.00 

Goods purchased 152.62 

Express on goods. 3.00 

Stamps and stationery 7.85 

Trip to Portland 1.40 

N. E. I. L. T. Assn. dues 5.00 

Expenses at Longwood 47.50 

Expenses to Portland, May 30th g.90 

Amherst A. C. rain-guarantee 6.00 

Western Union Telegraph Co .66 

Expenses at M. L L. T. A. Tournament 50.15 

Sweaters for team. . 26.75 

Cash balance to General Assn 25.67 

f $344-55 

I find the report of the Tennis manager to be 
correct, as above, and properly vouched. Cash bal- 
ance, $25.67. 

(Signed) Barrett Potter, 

For the Auditors. 
November 3, 1910. 



NEW LIBRARY FUND 

A Library fund of $iODO which was established 
by the will of Rev. John Fiske. D.D., of the Class 
of 1837. and for many years a trustee of the college, 
has recently become available for the purchase of 
books. This adds $65 a year to the amount hereto- 
fore spent for this purpose. 



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College Botes 



Gordon, '12, spent Sunday in Augusta. 

Parcher, '06, was on the campus Wednesday. 

Mid-semester warnings will come out Saturday. 

Holmes B. Fifield, '79, was on the campus last 
week. 

Frank L. Bass, '07, was a linesman at the Maine 
game. Saturday. 

President Hyde will speak Sunday at the Uni- 
versity of Maine. 

Kendrie, '10, has been invited to join the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra. 

The usual hour exams, that precede warnings, 
have been given this week. 

Pendleton, '90, was field judge at the Yale- 
Princeton game last Saturday. 

Robert Lawlis, '10, is attending the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Convention at Detroit, Mich. 

MacFadden gave a numeral pipe to each Bow- 
doin man who played in the Colby game. 

C. A. Brown, '14, and Cooley, '14, attended the 
Hebron-Kent's Hill game at Hebron, Saturday. 

Gould, '08, and Fogg, '13, have been associated 
with Doctor Grenfell in his work in Greenland. 

A large number of Bowdoin men attended "Com- 
ing Thru the Rye," at Bangor, Saturday evening. 

The courtesy of the Maine management in pro- 
viding chairs for the bands was much appreciated. 

The last talk on the contents of the Art Building 
was given Thursday morning by Professor Johnson. 

"Jud" Langden has presented the coach, trainer, 
and members of the football team with shaving 
mugs. 

The past week has been observed by the Y. M. 
C. A. as a week of prayer, with short daily meetings 
at i.oo P.M. 

Professor Foster is shipping his household goods 
to Oregon, preparatory to assuming the presidency 
of Reed Institute. 

The only football game that has ever been 
played between Bowdoin and Wesleyan was in 1906 
and resulted in a 0-0 score. 

A meeting of the Maine Library Association will 
be held on Friday, November 18, at the Bates Col- 
lege Library. Mr. Wilder, who is Secretary of the 
Association, and Mr. Lewis, will attend the meeting. 

John La Farge, the celebrated artist who painted 
the mural painting representing Athens in the 
Walker Art Building, died in Providence, Novem- 
ber 14. 

Joe Pendleton, '90, the popular official of Boston, 
has been chosen for the Harvard-Yale game, Satur- 
day ; the Pennsylvania-Cornell game, next Thurs- 
day; and the Army-Navy game. Nov. 26. 

It was a noticeable fact that whenever Bowdoin 
had the ball near the Maine stands, in Saturday's 
game, the Maine Band and organized cheering com- 
pletely drowned out the signals. 

Among former Bowdoin football men noticed at 
the Maine game, Saturday, were Beane, '00, New- 
man, '10, and Wandtke, '10. 



Pratt is coaching the Sophomore football team 
and L. Brown the Freshmen. 

The Bangor News picks Frank Smith, Hugh 
Hastings, and Jack Hurley for positions on the "AH 
Maine" eleven. Wilson, F. Kern, and Burns are 
given positions on the second eleven. 

Mr. Mercer made the trip to Orono, Saturday, 
with the Bowdoin supporters. It is his custom, 
whenever possible, to attend such contests with the 
men of the college at which he is working. 

The Team will leave for Portland to-morrow at 
eight o'clock. They will make the Portland Athletic 
Club their headquarters. The field has been scraped 
and to-night will be covered with straw to keep out 
the frost. 

Callahan. '11; Skelton, '11; Greenleaf, '12; Bar- 
bour, '12; Clark, '12; Riggs, '12; Tilton, '13; and 
Moulton, '13, attended the Kappa Sigma initiation 
at the University of Maine, last Thursday, and were 
present at Maine Night and the game Saturday. 

A dispatch to the Lewiston Journal from Boston 
ranks the college teams as follows for this season's 
football games : Harvard, Annapolis, Princeton, 
Pennsylvania, West Point, Cornell, Yale, Dart- 
mouth, Brown. Lafayette, Colgate, Syracuse, Bow- 
doin. Amherst, Carlisle, Bates, Maine, Colby, Wes- 
leyan, Williams, Tufts, and Vermont. 

The Lewiston Journal says : "There are the usual 
number of All-Maine football teams coming out." 
It presents the following as a popular one : Left 
end, Danahy, Bates ; left tackle, MacNeil, U. of 
M. ;. left guard, Hastings, Bowdoin ; center, Hamil- 
ton, Colby ; right guard, Bearce, U. of M. ; right 
tackle, Andrews, Bates; right end, Mikelsky, Colby; 
quarterback, Wilson, Bowdoin ; left halfback, Smith, 
Bowdoin ; right halfback, Dennis, Bates ; fullback, 
Shepherd, U. of M. 



Y. M. C. A. 

The finance committee of the Y. M. C. A. is now 
canvassing the college to raise the money necessary 
for the expenses of the year. Each member is asked 
to pay one dollar, and it is hoped that no one will 
refuse or delay in giving his help. The money paid 
by the students only partially pays the expenses of 
the year, which amount to over $400. The Y. M. 
C. A. Hand Book costs over twenty cents a copy 
and the reception to the students at the beginning 
of the year necessitates considerable outlay. 
Accordingly, whether a man takes part in other 
Y. M. C. A. activities or not, it is hoped that he will 
bear a share in the expenses, at least because of the 
above services which the Y. M. C. A. renders him. 

It is a mistaken idea that the association funds 
are expended to pay the Y. M. C. A. speakers for 
their services. All of them give their services free 
and a large majority also pay their own travelling 
expenses. 

Last year, out of 198 members, only 120 paid 
their dues. However, and in spite of the fact that 
the association was in debt to the extent of $70 in 
the fall of 1909, all other bills were met and a bal- 
ance of $.57 turned over to this year's Treasurer. 

It is hoped that this year all the 275 members will 
bear their individual financial responsibility. The 
Y. M. C. A. also receives $200 from the Collins 
Professorship Fund which was given Bowdoin to 
develop religious work here. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 2, 1910 



NO. 19 



^BOWDOIN 5, WESLEY AN 

Bowdoin brought her football season to a 
close a week ago last Saturday in Portland b)" 
defeating the strong Wesleyan team to the 
tune of 5 to o in a most exciting, hard-fought, 
and from the Bowdoin point of view, satis- 
factory game. In spite of the frosts which 
had been making mud everywhere for a week 
before the game, the field, thanks to the care 
which had been taken of it, was in perfect 
shape. The day was a good one for the 
game, high northeast wind being the only 
disagreeable feature. 

The crowd present to see the game was 
one of the largest ever seen on the Pine Tree 
grounds, an estimate having placed the num- 
ber at 3,000. There were not many Wes- 
leyan rooters there, but practically the entire 
Bowdoin student body was present. The lat- 
ter were not so prominent in their cheering as 
usual, but this was because they were sepa- 
rated in the grand stand. However, they were 
right there when they were needed and when 
the team pulled lofif remarkable plays of which 
there were many, the students showed their 
appreciation in an unmistakable manner. 

The team went on the field badly crippled. 
Capt. Frank Smith and Wilson were both 
missing, and Winslow who had been substi- 
tuting for Smith was also unable to play. 
However, this did not daunt the team in any 
way and they played with the same spirit 
which has been evident throughout the season, 
especially when the fellows were seemingly 
about to meet defeat. The Wesleyan team 
was considerably heavier than our fellows, but 
the latter's spirit and speed more than off-set 
this advantage. On the offense the Bowdoin 
team demonstrated from the start a greater 
ability in advancing the ball, and had it not 
been for the long punts of Bacon, the Wes- 
leyan quarterback, the score might have been 
still larger in favor of the White. The Bow- 
doin defense was also at all times steady. The 
most noticeable instances of this were the two 
times that the Wesleyan team was held for 
downs on the Bowdoin one-yard line. The 
forward pass was also an important feature 
of the game, and in this the Bowdoin team 



also demonstrated their superiority over their 
opponents. 

The individual star of the game was G. 
Kern. Kern has shown a remarkable improve- 
ment in his line plunging in every game this 
season, but the way he slid thru the tackles 
time after time for long gains was a surprise 
to even those who had watched his progress. 
Hurley also played his star game, and in the 
beginning of the second period he contributed 
the most spectacular play of the afternoon 
when he picked up the ball on a fumble by the 
Wesleyan fullback and ran the whole length 
cf the field to plant the ball behind the Wes- 
leyan goal line. LTnfortunately, however this 
score was not allowed as. it was claimed that 
the ball had been dead before Hurley had 
started with it. E. Kern played a fine game. 
He was matched against Capt. Mitchell, one 
of the strongest men on the opposing team, 
and he was more than a match for the big 
center. In fact, all the fellows played the best 
game possible as the fact that they scored 
under such great difficulties demonstrated. 

The game in detail was as follows : 

Capt. Smith won the toss and decided to place 
his team in defence of the north goal. Wesleyan 
kicked off to Purington who carried the ball to the 
Bowdoin 20-j'ard line. At this point there was a 
slight pause as the Wesleyan fellows objected to an 
official and a substitution was made. When the 
play was resumed, Weatherill made two yards and 
then Hastings punted about forty. Wesleyan 
after a vain attempt to gain, tried to punt, but the 
ball was blocked by Burns. Wesleyan. however, 
recovered the ball. Bacon then punted to Sullivan 
on the Wesleyan 3S-yard line. Kern tried unsuc- 
cessfully to gain thru center, but a forward pass 
from Sullivan to Devine netted ten yards. In the 
next two downs Kern made the distance again by 
gaining first on a delayed pass and then striking for 
left tackle. This brought the ball to the Wesleyan 
8-yard line. Kern then made one yard by another 
line plunge and Weatherill added three more by 
going thru right tackle. An attempted forward pass 
only made one yard and when Wesleyan got the ball 
on downs Bacon punted out of danger, Sullivan re- 
ceiving the ball on the Wesleyan 28-yard line. 
Weatherill then gained six j'ards thru left tackle, 
and Kern added four more thru the same place. A 
forward pass lost two yards and then Hastings 
dropped back seemingly for a try at a field goal. 
This proved to be the fake play which was so suc- 
cessful in the Bates game, but this time it was un- 
successful and Wesleyan on receiving the ball 
punted to Sullivan in the center of the field. 



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At this time Bowdoin started down the field and 
did not stop until she had placed the ball behind the 
enemy's goal line. Hastings started the advance by 
making nine yards on a fake kick formation. Kern 
then gained seven thru right guard, and Sullivan on 
an attempted quarterback run added one more. 
Kern then plunged thru center for ten more, Weath- 
erill negotiated for one more thru left guard, and a 
forward pass from Sullivan to Clifford gave Bow- 
doin first down on their opponents' nine-yard line. 
Kern then struck left tackle three times for the 
remaining distance to a score, making six yards the 
first time, two the second, and the remaining one on 
the third try. Hastings then tried to kick a goal 
but was unsuccessful. 

At the first kick-ofif the ball went out of bounds 
and on the second Hurley gained the ball on the 
Bowdoin 25-yard line. Hastings then made fifteen 
yards by a speedy run around left end, and the 
whistle blew for the end of the period with the ball 
in Bowdoin's possession, second down, on her own 
40-yard line. 

At the beginning of the second period, Hastings 
went around right end for one yard, and then pulled 
off an on-side kick which Devine recovered and 
made six yards before he was downed. However, 
the actual kick had not gone twenty yards, and 
Wesleyan got the ball on her own 20-yard line. 
After trying twice to gain, Wesleyan pulled off a 
forward pass which netted twenty yards. On the 
next play Rice fumbled and Hurley picking up the 
ball went the length of the field for a touchdown. 
The ball had been declared dead before Hurley had 
obtained it and the score was not counted. This 
nlay, nevertheless, was the most spectacular of the 
game. The ball was brought back and given to 
Wesleyan and for a moment the Bowdoin goal line 
seemed in danger. The line however, did its duty 
in its usual superb manner, and Wesleyan was 
finally obliged to give up the ball on the Bowdoin 
one-yard line. Bowdoin fumbled the ball on the first 
play after receiving the ball but thanks to the alert- 
ness of G. Kern she recovered it again. Then 
Hastings punted out fifteen yards. Wesleyan then 
gained five yards in two downs and an unsuccessful 
forward pass gave Bowdoin the ball on their own 
lO-vard line. Wesleyan receiving the ball on the 
next plav by a fluke, was thrown for a loss when 
s'he tried to gain, by the great work of Cliflford. 
Her next play, a forward pass, was very successful, 
as it gave her the ball on the Bowdoin one-yard 
line, and the chances for a score seemed bright. 
However, the boys from Middletown found that the 
old Bowdoin stonewall was to be figured with and 
they were finally obliged to give up the ball without 
putting it over for the much desired score. On 
receiving the ball Hastings punted it out fifteen 
vards against the wind, and E. Kern by one of the 
best bursts of speed of the afternoon, recovered the 
ball. His brother then made one yard thru left 
tackle, and Hastings punted Short and high. Wes- 
leyan in her turn, was able to make only the dis- 
tance of the punt, and this was not enough for her 
to continue in possession of the ball. Thus Bow- 
doin received the ball on her own 15-yard line again. 
During the last four minutes of play the ball stayed 
inside of that line, until the last play when Hastings 
punted to the Bowdoin 20-yard line. 

At the beginning of the second half, McCarthy 
kicked to the Bowdoin 25-yard line. The features 



of this half were Kern's line plunges and the Bow- 
doin ability to hold for downs. Sullivan also pulled 
ofi^ several pretty forward passes, usually to Devine 
who always seemed to be the "Johnny on the spot." 
At one time Kern made a fine twenty-five yard gain 
on a delayed pass. Clifford and Kern were injured 
in this half but both were able to stay in the game. 
Penalties were frequent, several of them being 
imposed on Bowdoin. Purington contributed a 
pretty spring of twenty-five yards, but once again 
luck was against the White and thru a technicality 
the gain was out allowed to stand. In the last min- 
ute of the game, E. Smith went into the game in 
Hu.-ley's place. The game ended with the ball in 
Wesleyan's possession on Bowdoin's 7-yard line. 
The summary : 

Bovi'DoiN Wesleyan 

Hurley, E. Smith, re ...I.e., McCarthy 

Clifford, rt l.t., Bernhard 

Burns, r.g l.g., Durling 

E. Kern, c c, Mitchell (Capt.) 

Hastings, Ig rg., Gililes 

.Wood, l.t r.t. Murphy 

Devine, l.e r.e., Eustis 

Sullivan, q.b q.b.. Bacon 

Purington. l.h.b l.h.b., Laggren 

Weatherill, rhb rhb., MacCaffrey 

G. Kern, fb fb., Rice 

Score : Bowdoin, 5 ; Wesleyan, o. Touchdown 
— G. Kern. Referee — Dadmum of W. P. I. Um- 
pire — Macreadie of Portland. Field Judge — H. 
Jones of Haverford. Head linesman — Kelley of 
Portland. Length of periods — 15 minutes. 



BANQUET FOR FOOTBALL TEAM 



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The banquet held by the members of the 
Bowdoin College football squad and a few 
invited gttests at the Rathskellar in Portland 
on the evening of the Wesleyan game, 
brought cue of the most successful seasons 
Bowdoin ever knew to a close. Capt. Frank 
.\. Smith presided at the post prandial exer- 
cises and called upon ex-Captain Walter B. 
Clarke of Portland as the first speaker. Man- 
ager Harrison M. Berry, Trainer Burton C. 
Merrill, Coach Frank S. Bergin and _ Hugh 
W. Hastings, who acted as captain in the 
absence of Capt. Smith Saturday, followed, 
after which Capt. Smith spoke briefly and 
thanked them for their loyal support during 
the season. The speakers complimented the 
work of Coach Bergin and all expressed a de- 
sire to see him return to Bowdoin next fall. 
In his speech Coach Bergin praised the work 
of every man on the squad. The banquet 
b"oke up with the singing of Bowdoin Beata, 
after which the party attended the perform- 
ance at Keith's, where they occupied several 
boxes as guests of Manager James E. Moore. 



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Those seated at the tables were Frank A. 
Smith, Frank S. Bergin, Robert W. Belknap, 
Stanley F. Dole, John J. Devine, B. C. Mor- 
rill, John L. Hurley, Lawrence W. Smith, 
Sumner T. Pike, Theodore W. Daniels, Carlton 
Greenwood, Clifton O. Page, Robert P. King, 
Richard W. Sullivan, Robert C. Houston, 
Kendrick Burns, Paul Douglas, S. J. Hinch, 
Walter B. Clarke, H. L. Wiggin, W. E. Holt, 
George C. Kern, Ed. Kern, Oliver T. San- 
born, Albert C. Parkhurst, Frank H. Puring- 
ton, Philip T. Wood, H. W. Hastings, 
Everett S. Winslovv, William H. Clifford, 
Robert T. Weatherill, George F. Wilson, E. 
Baldwin Smith, Parker W. Rowell and Harri- 
son M. Berry. 

Nine members of the squad will graduate 
next June. They are Hastings, E. B. Smith, 
Sullivan, Wiggin, Clifford, Purington, E. E. 
Kern, Devine and Sanborn. 

In the season just closed Bowdoin has 
played nine games, winning six, tieing two 
and losing one. Her goal line was crossed 
only 'three times. The only game lost was 
that with Harvard, which was the second 
game played. Colby and Bates each scored a 
touchdown but failed to win while Exeter, the 
only other team to score against Bowdoin 
made two points on a safety. 

The results were as follows : 

I Bowdoin, 17; Fort McKinley, o. 
' Bowdoin, o; Harvard, 32. 

Bowdoin, 23 ; New Hampshire, o. 

Bowdoin, 14; Exeter, 2. 

Bowdoin, 3 ; Amherst, o. 

Bowdoin, 6; Colby, 5. 

Bowdoin, 6; Bates, 6. 

Bowdoin, o; Maine, o. 

Bowdoin, 5 ; Wesleyan, o. 

Bowdoin, 74; Opponents, 45. 



ART ACQUISITIONS 

By means of the Winthrop fund for the 
encouragement of the study of Latin and 
Greek, the Classical Room in Memorial Hall 
has been fitted out with an admirable collec- 
tion of classical art. The collection includes 
reproductions of famous statuary and photo- 
graphs of buildings and places associated 
with Greek and Roman history, and was pur- 
chased under the direction of Professors 
Woodruff and Nixon. The casts are from 
Boston while the greater part of the pictures 
are from the studio of Brogi in Rome. 



The following pieces of statuary are in the 
collection : a copy of the statue of Hector and 
Andromache in the Berlin museum, a copy of 
the "Victory" of Lamothrace, a relief of 
Athena, and busts of Sappho, Sophocles, and 
Pericles. 

The assortment of pictures numbers seven 
very expensive carbon prints and six platinum 
prints. It includes reproductions of the 
Roman Forum, the mural "Parnassus" by 
Raphael, in the Vatican, the Coliseum, the 
Castle of San Angelo or Mausoleum of 
Hadrian, the Appian Road, the Palatine Hill 
as seen from the Aventine, the Forum and 
Column of Trojan, the Dying Gaul, Seated 
Pugilist, the Falls and Town of Tivoli, the 
Arch of Constantine, and a room in the 
LIffizi Gallery. 

In addition to these, three dozen small 
carbon prints illustrating ancient mythology 
and history and numerous photographs of 
classical statues and paintings have been 
ordered and will be placed in the Classical 
Room as soon as delivered. 



BOWDOIN INTERSCHOLASTIC DEBATING 

The Bowdoin Debating League, under the 
direction of the Debating Council, has been 
organized for this year and an agreement 
drawn up. The members of the league are: 
Cony Fligh School, Lewiston High School, 
Portland High School, and Wilton Academy. 
The coaches appointed for the various teams 
are as follows : For Cony High, Burleigh C. 
Rodick; for Lewiston High, William R. Spin- 
ney; for Portland High, William F. Merrill; 
for Wilton, Carl B. Timberlake. The two 
preliminary debates will be held March 3, 
191 1, and the final debate will be held in 
Brunswick at a date to be decided later The 
other rules are practically the same as in past 
years. 



BISHOP CODMAN TO SPEAK AT Y. M. C. A. 

The Y. M. C. A. speaker for December 8 will be 
the Rt. Rev. Robert Codman of Portland, Bishop 
of Maine. Bowdom is the only college to have the 
honor of hearing 'him and everyone should take 
advantage of the opportunity. Dean Sills will pre- 
side over the meeting. Afterwards there will be 
held, at 8 o'clock, an informal reception to which 
every Episcopal member of the student body, and 
the members of the Faculty, are cordially invited. 



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W. A. McCORMICK, 1912 
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Vol. XL 



DECEMBER 2, 1910 



Individually we had many 

Our Faculty Hosts things for which to be 

thankful during the recent 

recess. As members of the college we had 

many things for which to be thankful. 

One thing in particular we should sin- 
cerely appreciate is the generous offer of the 
faculty members to entertain all men who 
were forced to remain in town over the 
Thanksgiving holidays. Quite a few' men 
accepted the proffered hospitality and were 
royally entertained. 

The pleasure afforded those who offered 
the entertainment and those who received it 
were many, as is always the case when Bow- 
doin faculty members and students meet at 
informal good times. 

To the faculty members who entertained, 
the Orient extends the appreciation of the 
entire student body, and to the students who 
dined with them, congratulations upon enjoy- 
ing an exceptional opportunity. 



Ao Ounce of 

Prevention 



A recent tenement house 
fire horror in New York 
claimed several unfortu- 
nates who might have escaped if they had not 
found themselves locked in their rooms. Up- 
on retiring they had locked their chamber 
doors and put the key in their pocket. 

They awoke at the cry of "Fire" and 
found themselves without lights and envel- 
oped in a suffocating cloud of smoke. In 
vain they groped about for their clothes in 
order to secure a key that would let them out 
to safety. They perished miserably. 

Such a catastrophe is entirely possible here 
in the "ends." Many men retire at night with 
their study door locked and the key in the 
pocket of a pair of trousers lying somewhere 
about the room. In case of a bad fire cir- 
cumstances might result that are not pleasant 
to describe. Naturally we wish to feel secure 
and our only means is to lock our door but in 
doing so zi'e shmild leave the key in the lock. 



If Bowdoin College is to 
More Mandolin u x • 1 i. j u 

Players Wanted! J^ ^^''l^ represented by a 
Mandolin Club this year it 
is quite evident that more men must enter into 
the competition now going on for places in 
the club. There are several vacancies to be 
filled and Leader Roberts wants every man in 
college who can play to come to the rehearsals 
which occur twice a week. 

When we consider that the Musical Clubs 
are about the best advertising medium we 
have, we should insist that the men in college 
who are best c|ualified to represent us should 
be enrolled as members. Plans are laid for 
a trip to Massachusetts during the winter so 
that there will be a large elemnt of pleasure 
in making the club, to offset the practice 
necessary before creditable concerts can be 
given. But the pleasure incident to making 
the club is of trivial importance compared 
with the necessity of having a club of talented 
members. If there is a man in college who 
can distinguish between a mandolin and a 
hand-organ, and can tell a musical note from 
a Sanscrit symbol, he ought to show his col- 
lege loyalty by doing all he can to make the 
Mandolin Club what it should be — a creditable 
orsranization. 



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157 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Dr. A. P. Fitch, President of Andover 
Theological Seminary, spoke at Sunday 
chapel Nov. 20th, on the "Real Ideals of 
Undergraduates." His words were, in part, 
as fellows: "Before pointing out the funda- 
mental ideals of college life, I wish to name 
three types of man, well known in every stu- 
dent body ; namely, the grind, the sport and 
the commercialist. All three miss entirely the 
original purpose of the college and lose the 
best it has to offer. 

If these men are out of place in college, 
what sort of thing are you here for? Let me 
answer my query by the following quotation : 
"Ccme hither ye boys, that you may go away, 
men." That is what Bowdoin exists for ; that 
boys may enter its walls and learn to be men. 
And how can the college teach boys to be 
men ? 

There are four relationships of manhood 
for which it can give the preparation. First, 
it can teach you to be a worker ; not by neces- 
sity, not by choice, but by love ; not a half- 
hearted worker but one who is enthusiastic 
and efficient. The army of toilers who are 
clothing ycu, feeding you, holding you up, in 
this place w.here maximum benefits are 
enjoyed with minimum sacrifice, demand of 
you that you shall learn to take your place 
beside them as a real worker, after gradua- 
tion. 

The college also offers opportunity for the 
second great relationship, that of being a 
friend. Here, before the open fire, tramping 
ever the hills, in the athletic rivalries, in intel- 
Ifctual companionships, are the great oppor- 
tunities for friendship. By meeting your col- 
lege mate half way, however shy you may be, 
by being honest, by being clean, and by hav- 
ing faith in your fellow-man, you may form 
friendships which will go unbroken through 
life. When these whom you have loved so 
dearly, worshipped as heroes, who have 
shielded ycu from the world and its harsh 
nearness — your parents and guardians — ^oiie 
by one, pass on their way to the vale of death, 
these friendships alone will save you from 
despair and raise you to your feet. 

The college can also make you ready for 
that highest relationship of man, his highest 
state and function, without which he can 
never realize his power and capabilities, the 



relationship of love. True love rests upon 
certain traditions ; these traditions require 
that man should have a sense of chivalry, a 
sanctity of his own personality and his own 
self-respect. To him who prepares himself 
for the highest love, the highest love will 
come, and he who has missed the opportunity 
of preparation will be miserable indeed. 

The last preparation the college offers is 
the rdatic nship of man to spiritual things ; an 
opportunity which presents itself to you here 
within the walls of this old chapel and in the 
other forms of worship. 

He who learns in college to be a worker, 
to be a friend, to be a lover, and how to min- 
ister to his own spiritual need, will leave the 
institution a true man and a man of whom 
the college will be proud. 



LONQY CLUB CONCERT 

The first entertainment of the Saturday 
Club was the concert of Chamber music for 
wind instrufnents by the Longy Club of Bos- 
ton, held in Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, 
on Monday evening, Nov. 21st, at 8 o'clock. 

The Longy Club was founded by Georges 
Longy in 1899, and is the only one of its kind 
in the United States. Its members are all 
artists connected with the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra, and it is conceded that such a 
group of virtuosos for wind instruments has 
no equal in this country. The program was 
as follows : 

Beethoven — Quintet in E flat major (op. 16) 
(for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano) 

Grave — Allegro ma non troppo 

Andante Cantabile 

Rondo — Allegro ma non troppo 
Doppler — Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise 

(for flute and piano) 
Messrs. A. Brooke and A. De Voto 
Mozart — Trio in B flat major 

(for obce, clarinet and bassoon) 

Allegro 

Larghetto 

Minuetto 

Messrs. G. Longy, G. Grisez and P. Sadony 
Thuille — Sextet in B flat major (op. 6) 

.•\Ilegro moderato 

Larghetto 

Gavotte 

Vivace 



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INCREASE OF STUDENTS FROM MASSACHUSETTS 

The following statistics furnished by Dean 
Sills will be of special interest to all those who 
are desirous of seeing Bowdoin draw gener- 
ously from Massachusetts and the other New 
England States. 

Students Students 

from Mass. in college Approx. 

1901-02 IS 254 6 per cent. 

1902-03 17 275 6 per cent. 

1903-04 18 277 7 per cent. 

1904-05 22 280 8 per cent. 

1905-06 29 289 10 per cent. 

1906-07 34 288 II per cent. 

1907-08 39 30s 12 per cent. 

1908-09 48 348 13 per cent. 

1909-10 53 346 IS per cent. 

1910-11 49 338 14I/2 per cent. 



LIBRARY NOTES 



An autograph copy of the works of Chauncey 
Depew, edited by John Denison Champlin, has re- 
cently been presented to the Library. It is one of 
a limited edition de luxe and is a fine example of the 
printer's art. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 



The matter of collections of clothes, magazines, 
and old text-books has recently been brought to our 
notice by the visit of Dr. Grenfell, the London med- 
ical missionary. While here, he mentioned the fact 
that contributions of old clothing suited to a climate 
like that of Maine, are always welcome in his 
work. The Y. M. C. A. social service committee, 
which has had in mind such a collection, is going 
to complete their plans, by a canvass of the "ends" 
and fraternity houses, the latter part of next week, 
probably Thursday evening, Dec. 8. Old clothing, 
old magazines, and old text-books will be received 
at this time. The clothing will probably be sent to 
Dr. Grenfell; the magazines to some of the prisons 
and penitentiaries ; and the text-books will be used 
to swell the local Y. M. C. A. text-book library, 
located in Mr. McConaughy's office, and open to 
Bowdoin students. A collection of old clothing 
taken last spring was sent to the Rev. H. Roswell 
Bates of New York City and was turned to good 
account by him, as made known in a letter of 
acknowledgment to the committee. 

At the recent Y. M. C. A. Thanksgiving col- 
lection $27.51 was contributed by the students and 
faculty, and a gift of $1.00 was received from an 
outside source. This enabled the social service 
committee to make glad eleven families of Bruns- 
wick's poor people. The committee wishes to ex- 
press its thanks to all who through contributions 
enabled it to carry on the work, and to Prof. 
Mitchell who kindly helped in the apportionment of 
the charities. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, December 2 
S-30-7-30 Church Supper in the Church on the Hill 

Saturday, December 3 
2.30 Freshman- Sophomore Game on the Delta. 
8.15 "The Chocolate Soldier" at the Jefferson 
Theatre, Portland. 

Sunday, December 4 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Chapel service, conducted by President Hyde. 

Music by double quartette. 

Monday, December 5 
8.00 p.m. Annie Talbot Cole Lecturer, Rev. Samuel 
Valentine Cole, D.D., Principal of Wheaton 
Seminary, on "Personality and Power," 
Memorial Hall. 

Thursday, December 8 
7.00 Meeting in Y. M. C. A. room. Address by Rt. 
Rev. Robert Codman, Portland, Bishop of 
Maine. 



ZETA PSI DANCE 



An informal dance was given under the auspices 
of the Sophomore delegation of Lambda Chapter of 
Zeta Psi Fraternity at the Chapter House on Col- 
lege Street Tuesday evening, Nov. 22d. The 
patronesses were Mrs. Henry Johnson and Mrs. 
Hartley C. Baxter of Brunswick, and Mrs. Samuel 
C. Belknap of Damariscotta. Lee's Orchestra of 
Augusta played for the order of eighteen dances. 
The committee of arrangements were Robert Willis 
Belknap, '13, of Damariscotta, John Lewis, '13, of 
Skowhegan, Paul Cammett Lunt, '13, of Portland, 
and Harold William Miller, '13, of Lynn, Mass. 

Tlie guests included Miss Helen Merriman, Miss 
Alargaret Day, Miss Sarah Baxter, Miss Ellen Bax- 
ter, Miss Alfaretta Graves of Brunswick, Miss 
Gladys Umberhind of Topsham, Miss Katherine 
Clarke of Darmariscotta, Miss Helen Cooper, Miss 
Hazel Perry of Rockland, Miss Helen Tracy of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Miss Tome Lackee of Portland, 
Miss Marie Caldwell of WaterviUe, Miss Frances 
Huselton of Pittsburg, Penn. 



BETAS ENTERTAIN 



The Beta Theta Pi fraternity entertained with an 
informal dance Tuesday evening, Nov. 22d. The 
patronesses were Mrs. Stephen Gardner of Calais, 
and Mrs. Alice Little of Brunswick. Among the 
guests were Prof, and Mrs. Paul Nixon, Prof, and 
Mrs. W. H. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Chandler, 
Miss Frances Little, Miss Nathalie Withington, 
Miss Grace Lunt of Brunswick, Miss Frances' Skol- 
field. Miss Dorothy Clay of Portland, Miss Edith 
Dunn, Miss Etta Miller, Miss Frances Johnson of 
Auburn, and Miss Emma Lord of New Haven, Ct. 
The committee in charge were Lowell S. Foote, '12, 
of Dover, N. H., Lawrence Davis, '11, of Bradford, 
and Jesse H. McKenney, '12, of Brunswick. 



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Y. M. C. A. MEETING 

The Y. M. C. A. speaker on Nov. 17th was Mr. 
Harry Woods Kimball of the Class of 1892, and at 
present the Field Secretary of the Massachusetts 
Saving Insurance League. He delivered the third 
of the addresses on "Christianity and the Social 
Problems" and took for his subject "Thrift Among 
the Poor." Mr. Woods was well nosted on this 
subject as the following abstract of his address 
demonstrates. 

The place of thrift in modern civilization is well 
understood but the need of its exercise in this 
country has yet to be appreciated. 

In many American families the burden of caring 
for elderly people who have made no provision for 
their declining years is a heavy one. In former 
days when the margin between the cost of the actual 
necessities of life and the wages received was 
greater than now, the average household could care 
for an unproductive member or two without much 
strain, but the present high cost of living and the 
insecurity of employment in many trades makes this 
almost impossible to-day. Beyond question the 
standard of living is higher in the United States 
than in other countries but because of the large 
wage our American working men have not been so 
economical as those in foreign lands. It is a com- 
mon saying that the French families can live on the 
waste that goes out of an American kitchen. The 
European governments are doing more than the 
United States has yet done to cultivate habits of 
thrift in the wage earners and also to safeguard the 
savings. 

The Postal Sal^ings Bank System is well estab- 
lished in Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, France, 
Italy, Netherlands, Russia and Sweden. The sta- 
tistics of the world's savings banks show that in 
spite of the higher wages made in this country, 
Americans are by no means the best patrons of 
these institutions. In this country there is a total 
of more than three and one-half billion dollars so 
invested which shows average deposits per inhabi- 
tant of $42.48. These are less, however, than the 
average of Denmark which is $73.95 or Switzerland 
which is $62.26, or of Germany which is $494.88. 
New Zealand is far and away ahead of us with aver- 
age savings deposits of $66.26. It may be noted, 
however, that the personal savings of the thrifty in 
all these countries go to the support of other insti- 
tutions than savings banks. The French people put 
their savings largely into small bonds and other 
securities. Nowhere else in all the world do so 
many persons in moderate circumstances use the 
convenience of being able to cash their coupons each 
dividend day. A French statistician estimates the 
present wealth of the French people at about forty- 
five billion dollars, nearly $1,200 for each man, 
woman and child. Annual interest payment of nearly 
$350,000,000 is distributed as the income of the 
various investment loans of French investors. A 
thrifty French investor cuts his coupons on Rus- 
sian government bonds, on Pennsylvania Railroad 
bonds, from bonds of almost every government 
under the sun. He gets his income from the 



countries where the people are extravagant and 
spend in luxury, and in endless ways the money 
which might well be put into interest-earning securi- 
ties. Other European nations are following the ex- 
ample of France, — encouraging habits of saving 
among their working people. 

In practically all European countries there has 
grown the system of Credit Unions or Co-operative 
Banking Associations. A number of people get to- 
gether and by paying small sums into a common 
treasury create a fund -which may be loaned at inter- 
est to members of the Association. This organiza- 
tion is subject to governmental supervision but their 
banking operations differ from ordinary banking in 
that loans are made on security that no commercial 
bank will accept but no loan is made unless the bor- 
rower satisfies a Committee of his fellows that he 
will use the money as working capital in his business 
or to tide him over temporary domestic difficulties. 
These Credit Unions guard their membership, ad- 
mitting only persons who are known to be honest, 
industrious and frugal. There are in Europe to-day 
twenty-five thousand_of these Associations with 
assets of more than a billion dollars. Almost every- 
where they have driven the loan sharks out of 
existence. 



ANNIE TALBOT COLE LECTURES 

The Annie Talbot Cole Lectures which 
occur at 8.00 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the 
first three Mondays in December are to be 
delivered by the Rev. Samuel V. Cole, hus- 
band of the lady in whose name the lecture- 
ship was provided. Mr. Cole is a Bowdoin 
graduate and Principal of Wheaton Semi- 
nary. 

The subject for his first lecture is Person- 
ality and Power. The students of the college 
and the general public are cordially invited. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL AWARDS B'S 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council, Monday 
evening, November 21, football B's were awarded 
to the following men: Captain F. A. Smith, '12; 
Manager H. M. Berry, '11; W. H. Clifford, '11; H. 
W. Hastings, '11; J. J. Devine, '11; E. E. Kern, '11; 

E. B. Smith, '11; R. W. Sullivan, '11; F. H. Pur- 
ington, '11; J. L. Hurley, '12; G. C. Kern, '12; G. 

F. Wilson, '12; K. Burns, '13; P. S. Wood, '13; R. 
E. Weatherill, '14. A committe consisting of Mr. 
Barrett Potter, Prof. Charles C. Hutchins and Capt. 
Frank A. Smith were appointed to arrange for a 
football coach for next season. While nothing 
definite was said at the meeting, there is a strong 
feeling that the services of Coach Frank S. Bergin 
should be retained. 



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Fiske, ex-'o9, was on the campus this week. 

The York County Club will re-organize soon. 

David R. Porter, '06, was a visitor at the college 
on Monday. 

The new catalogues for 1910-1911 will be out 
December isth. 

W. F. Merrill, '11, has been appointed assistant 
in American History. 

Dean Sills spoke at the Episcopal Church at 
Bath, Tuesday evening, November 22. 

The New York Tribune, in ranking the eastern 
college football teams, gives Bowdoin sixteenth 
place. 

Hurley, '12, and Burns, '13, coached the Thorn- 
ton Academy football team during Thanksgiving 
week. 

Robert Lawlis, '11, returned Monday from 
Detroit, Michigan, where he attended the annual 
Delta Kappa Epsilon Convention. 

Gymnasium work began Monday, with the fol- 
lowing leaders: Seniors, E. Ralph Bridge, Medic; 
Juniors, L. S. Lippincott, Medic; Sophomores, S. 
J. Marsh, '12; Freshmen, H. S. White, '11. 

This evening at eight o'clock, under the auspices 
of the Madisses Club, a farce entitled "The Cool 
Collegians" will be given in the Church on the Hill. 
The parts will be taken by Bowdoin students. 

The first of the Annie Talbot Cole Lectures for 
this year will take place Monday evening, Decem- 
ber sth, at 8 P.M. in Memorial Hall, when the Rev. 
Samuel V. Cole will speak. This lecture is open 
to the public. 

The following Bowdoin men attended the skat- 
ing party given by the Delta Alpha Kappa Sorority 
at Portland, Saturday, November 19 ; G. Kern, E. 
Kern, L. T. Brown, C. A. Brown, B. W. Partridge, 
Jr., B. D. Holt, L. Pratt, W. A. McCormick, M. B. 
Auten, and F. D. Slocum. 

The Bowdoin team occupied boxes at the pro- 
duction of "Captain Jinks" at Keith's Theatre, Port- 
land, Saturday, Nov. 19, as the guests of the man- 
agement. Many students occupied seats in the body 
of the hall. "Bowdoin Beata" and "Phi Chi" were 
sung between the acts. 

The Harvard University Library is preparing to 
print catalogue cards of its immense collection, 
except so far as these have been already printed by 
the Library of Congress in the recataloguing of the 
national library. As our college library has a com- 
plete set of the last mentioned cards, now number- 
ing nearly half a million, our Library Committee 
has authorized the purchase from year to year of all 
the cards orinted by Harvard in the English lan- 
guage. By this co-operation not only some assist- 
ance is rendered Harvard, but a general catalogue 
of practically all the available books in English will 
be built up at Bowdoin. 



Hlumni department 

'62. — The seventieth birthday of Rev. D. 
W. Waldron, Chaplain of the Massachusetts 
House of Representatives for 32 years, and 
city missionary, was made memorable on 
Nov. 1 1 for this esteemed Bowdoin man by 
the various gifts and congratulations oiTered 
by his many friends. His associates in the 
Boston City Mission, those who act as visit- 
ing missionaries, made up a "Bag of Gold," as 
they called it, as their birthday gift to their 
leader, and the members of the executive 
committee, all of whom called at the offices to 
congratulate him, presented him with a silver 
loving cup suitably engraved. 

'76. — Rev. Collins G. Burnham, for many 
years a minister in Lahania, Maui, Hawaiian 
Islands, has recently composed and published 
a short catechism in the Hawaiian tongue for 
use in churches, Sunday schools, and young 
people's societies. It is accompanied by a 
free English translation, both being in book- 
let form. 

'85. — Howard Leslie Lunt has been 
recently appointed head of the English De- 
partment in the preparatory school of the 
University of Southern California. Mr. 
Lunt, who received both his A.B. and A.M. 
from Bowdoin, is regarded as one of the best 
educators in that state. He was for some 
time a student in Swedish and German Man- 
ual Training Schools, and is a graduate of the 
Boston Lloyd Training School. Professor 
Lunt has served three years as Supervising 
Principal at Ontario, three years as Principal 
at Long Beach, one year as City Superin- 
tendent at San Bernardino, and two years in 
a similar position at Riverside. In the interim 
studies have ben pursued at Columbia and the 
University of California Summer Sessions. 

'99. — A further report on the new opera- 
tion for treating Arthritis deformans, in 
which Dr. F. H. Albee, instructor in ortho- 
pedic surgery in Columbia University, has 
been so successful, has recently appeared in 
the columns of "Surgery, Gynecology and 
Obstetrics." 

'10. — Ralph B. Grace is not, as was an- 
nounced in the Orient of Nov. 11, an in- 
structor in Chemistry and Physics in Thorn- 
ton Academy, Saco, Me., but holds a similar 
position at Biddeford High School. 



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VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 9, 1910 



NO. 20 



HURLEY ELECTED FOOTBALL CAPTAIN 

Monday afternoon at a meeting of the 
football B men in Webber's studio, John 
Lawrence Hurley, '12, of Maiden, Mass., was 
elected captain of next year's eleven. Hurley 
has been on the team for two years and ineli- 
gibility, not inefficiency, prevented his gaining 
a position his Freshman year. He has played 
a star game at end this year, pulling oS many 
remarkable plays, perhaps the most noticeable 
of which was his run the length of the field in 
the Wesleyan game. That his ability has been 
recognized outside of the college is demon- 
strated by the fact that he was an almost 
unanimous choice on the various all-Maine 
teams. He was considered as the logical 
leader by the students and they feel that he 
will lead the team through another victorious 
season in igii. 



COMMUNICATION 

Boston, Mass., Dec. 3, 1910. 
Mr. Frank A. Smith, 

Captain of the Bowdoin Eleven, 
Brunswick,, Maine. 

The Bowdoin Club of Boston, assembled 
at its December meeting, wishes to extend to 
you, and through you to the eleven and to all 
the members of the squad, its hearty congrat- 
ulations upon the success of the football 
season which has just closed. 

To have lost only one game of the nine 
games played — that one being to Harvard — 
and to have defeated such rivals outside the 
state as Amherst and Wesleyan, makes a most 
creditable record for the season, and one 
exceedingly gratifying to Bowdoin men every- 
where. And more than the victories won has 
been the splendid fighting spirit of the eleven, 
and the loyal exemplification of the best Bow- 
doin traditions of fair play. 

The graduates, old and young, are proud 
to have the college represented by such an 
eleven, and feel sure that the record it has 
made and the spirit it has shown will be an 
inspiration to other teams in coming years. 

(Signed), 

F. L. Banfield, President. 

Geo. C. Purington, Jr., Secretary. 



DECEMBER MEETING OF THE BOWDOIN CLUB 
OF BOSTON 

Thirty members of the Bowdoin Club of 
Boston and vicinity were present at the 
monthly meeting held at the University Club 
Friday evening, December 2d. 

The evening was given over to the discus- 
sion of two live questions, viz: 

1. What can the Bowdoin Club do to 
send desirable Massachusetts boys to Bow- 
doin. 

2. What should be Bowdoin's policy 
regarding in-state and out-of-state athletic 
contests. 

A committee of seven with John , Clair 
Minct, '96, as chairman, was chosen to sys- 
tematically handle the problem of turning 
desirable boys to Bowdoin. 

All Bowdoin men who live in or about 
Boston are requested to send their names and 
addresses to Club Secretary, Mr. George C. 
Purington, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, in 
order that they may receive notices of the 
meetings. 
College Notes 

Practice for the varsity relay team commenced 
tlie first of the week. As yet only a few men have 
come out. 

"Cub" Simmons, '09, was here for two days the 
first of the week. 

"Jim" Clark, '05, has visited the campus this 
week. 

The anonymous donor of former years has re- 
newed his offer of medals .to the Debating Team, — 
gold to a winning, and silver to a losing team. 

Weston, '12, has been called home by the serious 
illness of his mother. 



FRIARS' INITIATION 

The Friars' Annual Initiation and Ban- 
quet was held last Saturday evening at the 
Riverton Casino. A fine dinner and general 
good time featured. The initiates were: 
Eugene Francis Bradford, George Clark 
Brceks, George Fabyan Cressey, George 
Craigin Kern, Joseph Henry Newell, Arthur 
Deehan Welch, Heman Ashmead White:. The 
others present were : Brummett, Cole, Pierce, 
Robinson, Howe, White, Wiggin, Gray, Hur- 
ley, McKenney, Frank Smith. 



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1914, 9; 1913, 

The Freshmen defeated the Sophomores in the 
annual football game on the Delta last Saturday by 
a score of g to o. The game was played in three 
indies of snow and considering the conditions, 
which caused frequent fumbles, both teams played a 
good game. 1914 won on their ability to follow the 
ball at all times, their superior team work and the 
kicking ability of La Casce. The scores were made 
by a drop kick and a touchdown. After working 
the ball down the field by forward passes and end 
runs in the second period, Capt. Merrill called on 
La Casce for a drop kick. After one unsuccessful 
attempt wliich was converted into a brilliant run. 
La Casce tried a second time and despite the 
uncertain footing and slippery ball he executed 
a neat drop kick straight through the posts. 
The second score was made in the fourth 
period when Lewis Brown received a punt from the 
Sophs behind their own goal and ran the ball back 
through the broken field for a touchdown. Cooley 
kicked the goal. In this same period, '14 came near 
making a second touchdown on their rivals and 
were on the 12-yard line when time was called. The 
two scoring plays were the features of the game. 
Capt. Merrill for 1914 ran his team well and played 
an excellent offensive game. Coolev, C. Brown, L. 
Brown, Tuttle and La Casce made good gains for 
the Freshmen also. For the Sophs Crosby and 
Douglass played an excellent game on defence. 
The backfield were not able to gain much ground on 
the Freshmen, however, as they invariably fumbled 
the ball on second or third down. 

The game in detail is as follows : 

Lewis kicked off for Sophs and La Casce returned 
the ball 12 yards. Cooley circled the end for 5 
yards and La Casce followed around the other 
end for a yard. '14 then fumbled, the ball go- 
ing to the Sophs. Walker made 12 yards on an 
end play and Crosby went throug^h the line for 3. 
Sophs then fumbled. '14 fumbled, recovered it, and 
La Casce punted 30 yards, kick being recovered by 
Merrill, '14, Cooley, Merrill, Tuttle made first down 
twice by a gain around end and a forward pass, 
Merrill to Tuttle, La Casce made 12 yards on a fake 
kick. Time called. 

'14 started things with a forward pass Merrill to 
Tuttle, which netted 10 yards. Tuttle and Merrill 
made slight gains. La Casce then recovered the 
fumbled pass for a drop kick, making 12 yards. '14 
failed to make first down on next three plays and 
ball went to Sophs, who were forced to kick on 
third down. Cooley returned the punt 4 yards after 
a brilliant catch. '14 made good gains with Merrill 
and La Casce carrying the ball. La Casce then made 
the successful drop kick. The Sophs chose to scrim- 
mage from their 2S-yard line and the period ended 
with the Freshmen receiving a 20-yard punt by 
Cushman. 

Jones took Walker's place for the Sophs and L. 
Brown went in in place of Schwey for 1914 at the 
beginning of the third period. La Casce kicked off 
and Crosby returned the kick 5 yards. With Jones 
and Crosby carrying the ball the Sophs made first 
down and then Cooley intercepted a forward pass, 
this gave 1914 the ball on the 20-yard line. They 
did not make distance, and the ball went over. The 
Sophs in turn failed to make yardage in two downs 
and nunted. Cooley returned the kick 20 yards. 



'14 was unsuccessful in an attempt at a forward 
pass, and the Sophs in turn were unsuccessful in the 
same play, W. Brown intercepting it. The Fresh- 
men then executed a pass, Merrill to Brown. Time 
was called. 

Bickford, '14, went in for Marr, '14, at tackle. 
The Freshmen started things by making 2 yards 
through guard. On the third down La Casce punted 
and ba'I went to Sophs on their lo-yard line. Ball 
went to 1914 on fumble at the first down. La Casce 
made 2 around end and then a pass Merrill to L 
Brown placed the ball on the 4-yard line. 1913 took 
a brace here and held their rivals for downs. The 
Sophs punted on fi st down behind their own goal. 
L. Brown caught the punt and ran it back for a 
touchdown. Cooley kicked goal. Score 9 to o. 
La Casce kicled off to Sophs. Ball was fumbled on 
5rst down and Badger, '14, fell on it. La Casce 
made 5 around end. C. Brown followed with 4 
through the line and 3 more through the same hole 
on the next down. Time was then called, with the 
ball in nossession of 1914 on the Sophs' 12-yard 
line. 

The line-up: 
1913 1914 

Emery, l.e I.e., Schwev. L. Brown 

Pike, l.t '. l.t.. Badger 

Shackford, l.g l..g., Eaton 

Douglass (Capt.). c c, Payson 

Gilbert, r.g r.g.. Mason 

Parkhurst, r.t r.t., Marr-Bickford 

Page, r.e r.e., Tuttle 

Cushman, q.b q.b., Merrill ( Capt.) 

Lewis, l.h.b l.h.b., La Casce 

Walker-Jones, r.h.b r.h.b., Cooley 

Crosby, f.b f.b., C. Brown 

Score — 1914, 9 ; 1913, o. Touchdown — L. Brown. 
Goal from touchdown — Cooley. Goal from field — 
La Casce. Referee — Frank Smith, '12. Umpire — 
Hastings. Field Judge — Hurley. Head linesman — 
H. L. Wiggin. Time of quarters — 8 minutes. 



ANNIE TALBOT COLE LECTURE 



X 



Rev. Samuel Valentine Cole, principal of 
Wheaton Seminary, delivered in Memorial Hall, 
Monday evening, the first of his series of three lec- 
tures on Personality and Power. Mr. Cole speaks 
as the Annie Talbot Cole lecturer this year, this 
being the fourth series of lectures as provided by 
her. In this, his first, lecture, Mr. Cole clearly 
stated the outline of his course of talks. In his two 
remaining lectures Mr. Cole will develop the princi- 
ples he set forth Monday evening. 

Mr. Cole stated that opportunities are at all 
tmes presented to everyone. It remains witli us to ' 
decide whether or not we will use them. But to 
use them we must have the power to perceive and 
grasp them and then apply them to our good. A 
failure to use them displays inefficiency. But ineffi- 
ciency is entirely useless. We need not be like an 
automobile that looks all right on the outside but 
fails lo ascend a grade in its way. A person like 
such a machine is plainly neglecting his present 
work and not improving the opportunities set before 
him. He has a good appearance and an easy way 
with him, but that is all. He falls down before 
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abilities can alone fit us for the future difficulties 
and enable us to surmount them. This success, con- 
sequently, depends on power to perceive and meet 
opportunities as they come before us. 

The result shows whether we have displayed our 
power to use truths for our benefit. The result of 
a campaign shows the quality or power of leadership 
the commander had. He may have a powerful in- 
fantry and a costly artillery. But if he does not 
use his forces wisely or does not have the power to 
guide them directly and properly, he is a poor 
leader as his defeat will show. A gun, or a fortress, 
is strong or weak according as a man of power to 
do the right thing is behind it or not. It is the 
workman not the tools that accomplish a wonder- 
ful result, for tools have no power in themselves. 
The horse, not the harness does the work and fur- 
nishes the power. 

This power of person is personality. No one 
can really tell what personality is, however. We 
can only decide as to the quality of personality a 
person possesses. Phillips Brooks, for instance, had 
a great personality. History often reserves the idea 
of the type of personality a man has. Similarly, a 
man of noble soul may have a poor body or a fine 
bodv may hide an ignoble soul. 

This personality is asserted in various ways. Its 
intrinsic power attracts. It conveys an idea to us 
that may represent an ideal. In every case, the 
man with an ideal has the counting personality. 
Moreover, personality influences its surroundings by 
self-importation as represented by education. Our 
most profound example of personality is the 
Saviour. 



DELTA UPSILON BANQUET 

The New England Club of Delta Upsilon held 
its annual banquej: at the American House, Boston, 
Saturday evening, December 3. The speakers of the 
evening were Dr. Richard C. MacLaurin, President 
of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and 
David Starr Jordan, President of Leland Stanford 
University. An entertainment was contributed by 
members of undergraduate chapters. This included 
presiding officer was William S. Youngman, Presi- 
dent of the New England Club. The Bowdoin 
chapter was represented by Richard W. Sullivan, '11. 



MR. HIWALE'S WORK 



The collection for Mr. Hiwale, our representa- 
tive in India, will be started next week and a few 
of the facts concerning his needs may be of interest 
to the college. Mr. Hume writes that Rev. T. S. Lee, 
under w'hom Mr. Hiwale has been working, expects 
to start for America on a furlough in March or 
April, which will leave most of the responsibility on 
Mr. Hi wale's shoulders. Although the latter is a 
native missionary, he has attained sudh a knowl- 
edge of the work that he can take the place of an 
experienced leader. He further says that the 
Hiwales will be compelled to vacate the house in 
wliich they are now living in March, and that they 
have no other in sight. Thus the need of a new 



home, which before was great, is now even greater. 
A letter to Mr. McConaughy from Mr. Hiwale, 
himself, is filled with his interest in his work and 
his gratitude to, and love for, Bowdoin. His ref- 
erences to the Satara district are almost overshad- 
owed by his interest in Bowdoin and Bowdoin men. 
He wants to know whether the athletes who were 
going to turn their muscular power toward mission- 
ary work, have done so. He says he wishes that 
every Bowdoin man could have some part in his 
work. Here is our chance. Certainly a man with 
such great interest in his work and a graduate of 
our own college is worthy of our heartiest support. 



Y. M. C. A. 

The Y. M. C. A. speaker next week will be Rev. 
H. E. Dunnack, Bowdoin, '97, now of Augusta. 
Rev. Mr. Dunhack is a very interesting speaker, and 
will address us upon a very interesting subject; 
'The Jew of Jesus and the Jew of Shakespeare." 
After the regular meeting, will occur the monthly 
cabinet meeting, held this time at the Kappa Sigma 
House. This is the last Cabinet meeting this term. 



Y. M. C. A. MEETING 



Robert Gardiner of Gardiner, one of the most 
prominent Epsicopal laymen of the country, was the 
Y. M. C. A. speaker on Dec. I. He dwelt on the 
attitude of the college man toward the work of life, 
making the plea that everyone should try to exert 
personal influence for good upon his neighbors. 

Every college student yearns for some form of 
life. This, in its best aspect, is the life eternal, 
which is simply knowledge of God. The road by 
which a man may gain this knowledge is prayer, not 
to a far-distant Deity, but to an immediate and 
practical God. 

The temporal life of earthly existence should be 
taken up with the exertion of one's whole strength 
in helping to establish the Kingdom of God here 
and now. Just as football cotnpels the use of every 
fiber of the body for the sake of the team, an ideal 
life calls for the complete surrender of self to God's 
purpose. 

Every man can at least try to exercise helpful 
personal influence on some one man or on hundreds 
of men, and thus do his share toward making the 
world better. In so doing, his mind and will and 
purpose will grow harmoniously at one with his 
Creator. 



GLEE CLUB MEN 



As a result of the try-outs for places on the 
Glee Club, the following have been selected : First 
tenors, Tibbets, '12; Welch, '12; F. A. Smith, '12; 
Marsh, '12; Page, '13; Wilson, '14. First basses are 
F. W. Davis, '12; R. D. Cole, '12; G. F. Cressey, 
'12: L. W. Smith, '12; Hughes, '12, alternate. Sec- 
ond tenors are Hussey, '11; Kellog, '11; Ox- 
nard, '11; Newell, '12; Ashey, '12; Callahan, '11, 
alternate. Second basses are Churchill, '12; Mon- 
roe, '14; Eaton, '14; Mason, '14. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



LA\A/RENCE McFARLAND, 1911 Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, igii Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

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W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 

W. R. SPINNEY. 1912 D. H. McMURTRIE. 1913 

H. P. VANNAH, 1912 F. D. WISH, 1913 



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Now and then we hear 
Scholarship vs. ^j^^ question raised by 
members of the under- 
graduate body, "Is this pohcy of boosting 
entrance requirements going to pay? We 
are losing good men, good athletes, because of 
it. Men who are highly desirable are forced 
to go elsewhere because they cannot enter 
Bowdoin." 

True enough, many men who wish to 
enter Bowdoin, men whom we would like to 
see here, go elsewhere and many of them 
become athletic opponents of the White. 
Possibly there may be some cause for dissat- 
isfaction. 

On the other hand the result of the 
Rhodes Scholarship examinations are a source 
of satisfaction which more than offset any dis- 
pleasure we may feel regarding our standard 
of entrance requirements. 



.Eight men tried the Rhodes examination 
and six passed. Four of the six were Bozv- 
doiii men, a tribute to the grand old tradition 
that Bowdoin stands primarily for scholar- 
ship, and just so long as the present high 
standard of entrance requirements is main- 
tained, Bowdoin will be assured of securing 
men of high intellectual caliber. The ath- 
letics will take care of themselves. 

We are proud of our athletes but we are 
prouder of the men who bring lasting credit 
to our college, for athletic championships are 
of only momentary satisfaction while the 
credit brought us thru our scholars — such as 
the men who took and passed the Rhodes 
examinations is permanent. 

There is not a man en the list who does not 
feel prouder to have passed the examinations 
than he would to win any, or all the B"s in 
college, and the Orient extends the congrat- 
ulations of the college to each of them. 



Up in the old town of 

The Bowdoin Club of Boston there is a Bowdoin 

Boston and Others Club whose spirit might 

be well absorbed by our 
other alumni organizations. We do not 
mean by this that our other alumni clubs are 
not interested in the college nor holding any 
meetings, but there is no doubt that the Bos- 
ton Club is at present setting the pace. Well 
organized under efficient leadership the club 
is certainly making its influence felt. Its sec- 
retary keeps in touch with the student body 
thru the columns of the Orient, a feature 
which is not observed by many of the other 
clubs, and by reason of which the cooperating 
power of the two parties is necessarily hin- 
dered. We hope that we may soon hear from 
some of the other Bowdoin clubs, accounts of 
whose meetings will be most gladly welcomed 
and published in the Orient. 



The Football 

Team Picture 



The Orient regrets that 
on account of the repeated 
postponement of the date 
for taking the picture of the 1910 football 
teaiu, no cut could be made in time for publi- 
cation in this week's issue. Next week a pic- 
ture of the team will appear together with a 
brief account of the players and a resume of 
the season. 



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RESULT OF RHODES EXAMINATION 

The result of the Rhodes Scholarship 
examinations held last October at Augusta 
has recently been received from Oxford, Eng- 
land. Those who passed the exams, are 
Edward W. Skelton, Bowdoin, 'ii; Edward 
E. Kern, Bowdoin, 'ii; Lawrence A. Crosby, 
Bowdoin, '13; Charles and Freeman Clason, 
Bates, "11; Ellison S. Purington, Bowdoin, 
'11. Purington did not take .the examination 
in Greek but has the privilege of taking this 
examinaticn upon entering. The committee 
of selection which will choose, from these 
men, the Rhodes scholar for Maine for 191 1. 
consists of: State Supt. Payson Smith, Prof. 
Frank G. Wren of Tufts College, and Francis 
H. Fcbes of Harvard. 



CollcGe Botes 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

At Sunday chapel, Dec. 4, President Hyde spoke 
on the subject of "Juvenile Courts." First, he 
remarked about the spread of this kind of courts 
in the United States and other parts of the civilized 
world. Since the institution of the first juvenile 
court in Illinois in 1899, the system has been 
adopted in twenty-two of our states and through- 
out Great Britain, A bill introducing the system in 
Maine is to be presented at the next state legisla- 
ture. 

After treating of the spread of juvenile courts, 
President Hyde gave an explanation of the system. 
Under the new plan, a young offender is not con- 
sidered as a criminal but as one who needs correc- 
tion. The courts used to deal with the offense 
rather than with the offender. There were only 
iwo questions asked : "Did the boy do the crime ?" 
and if so, "What shall be the punishment for that 
crime?" Under the new juvenile system, a child 
younger than 16 years of age is regarded merely as 
the result of conditions. Consequently, the purpose 
primarily is not punitive ; but corrective. When a 
boy is brought before the judge of a juvenile court, 
the latter endeavors to ascertain the nature of the 
boy's surroundings. If his home is good, he is sent 
back to his parents, and watched by the probation 
officer. If the home of the youth is not of the kind 
that exerts an elevating influence over him, the 
court places him in a decent one. An exceedingly 
vicious boy is sent to an institution which will give 
give him correction of sufficient severity. 

In conclusion. President Hyde remarked that 
the Juvenile Court is a radical change from merci- 
less justice to just mercy, from blind, brutal bar- 
barism to just and kind Christianity. 



Relay practice began Monday. 

Mr. McConaughy recently visited Kent's Hill. 

The annual college calendar appeared this week. 

The B. A. A. Meet comes just nine weeks from 
to-morrow. 

Adams, '14, and C. Brown, '14, represented the 
Y. M. C. A. in Pejepscot last week. 

Makepeace, '12, was called home this week by 
the illness of his father. 

The Massachusetts Club will be reorganized 
shortly with a membership of forty-nine. 

Dean Sills gave the classes in Latin I a lecture 
on "Roman Antiquities" in the Art Building, 
Thursday morning. 

A large number of Bowdoin men attended "the 
Chocolate Soldier" either at Portland, Saturday, or 
at Lewiston, Monday. 

Sullivan, '11, attended the banquet of the New 
England Delta Upsilon Club at Boston, Saturday, as 
delegate from the Bowdoin chapter. 

McFarland, '11, spoke at the banquet of the 
Boys' Department of the Rockland Y. M. C. A., as 
delegate of the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. 

The first meeting of the Classical Club for the 
year will be held at Professor Woodruff's house, 
Thursday evening, Dec. 15, at 8 o'clock. 

Mr. Joseph Davis, Secretary of the Harvard Y. 
M. C. A., visited his brother. Prof. Davis, last Sun- 
day. Mr. McConaughy tendered him an informal 
reception Saturday afternoon, so that the members 
of the Cabinet might meet him. 

An informal reception was held in Hubbard Hall 
after the Y. M. C. A. meeting, Thursday, at which 
the Episcopal members of the student body and the 
faculty members were given an opportunity to meet 
Bishoo Codman. 

Professor W. T. Foster was in Brunswick, Mon- 
day, for the last time before leaving for Portland, 
Oregon, to assume the presidency of Reed Insti- 
tute. Work will be begun on the buildings of the 
Institute as soon as Professor Foster reaches 
Oregon. 



CALENDAR 

SuND.w, December ii 

10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 

5.00 Sunday Vespers, conducted by President 
Hyde. Music by double quartette ; vocal duet 
by Tibbetts, '12, and Parkman, '11. 

Monday, December 12 
8.00 Annie Talbot Cole Lecture in Memorial Hall 
by Rev. Samuel V. Cole, President of 
Wheaton Seminary. 

Thursday, December 15 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. meeting addressed by Rev. H. E. 

Dunnack, '97, Augusta. Subject: "The Jew 

of Jesus and the Jew of Shakespeare." 
8.00 Meeting of Y. M. C. A. Cabinet at the Kappa 

Sigma House. 
8.00 Meeting of the Classical Club with Prof. 

Woodruff. 



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GLEANED FROM OUR EXCHANGES 

Harvard has employed Alfred Shrubb, the noted 
English distance runner, as coach for the cross 
country m(»n. 

Columbia now ranl^s first among American col- 
leges in enrollment. The total registration is 7,058, 
an increase of 456 over that of last year. 

Daniel Waldo Field, a millionaire shoe manufac- 
turer, has entered Harvard at the age of 45. 

From now on the Brown 'varsity football, base- 
ball, and basketball teams will wear uniform stock- 
ings, brown with white stripes. The change from 
the old method of giving the white stripes only to 
"B" men, was made recently, when the Athletic 
Board had a meeting and amended the constitution 
on this point. 

Iowa University has an honorary freshman 
society, called Si Mu. 

A prize of fifteen dollars is offered by the man- 
agement of the Colby Echo to the undergraduate 
whose literary contributions to the Echo are judged 
to be the most valuable. 

The Board of Trustees at the University of Mis- 
sissippi has voted to abolish all Greek letter socie- 
ties in that institution. 

The first college to adopt a standard flag author- 
ized by its corporation is Pennsylvania, whose new 
flag consists of two red and one blue vertical stripes 
with the Pennsylvania arms on the blue stripe in the 
center of the flag. 

At Cornell the freshmen wear two styles of caps 
— skull caps in warm weather and toques in winter. 

The ball players at Minnesota and Dakota will be 
allowed to play professional ball during the summer 
months without losing their athletic standing. 

In a recent swimming meet between Harvard and 
Yale. R. Loree of Yale broke the intercollegiate 
plunge record with a mark of 72 feet 9 inches. 

One-twentieth of the total number of students 
registered at the University of Pennsylvania are 
from foreign countries. 

The Wesleyan Athletic Council asked the faculty 
and under-graduate Senate to frame a plan to pre- 
vent the loading down of one man with too many 
offices. 

The "Yale Daily News" has caused to be com- 
piled the average cost of attending that institution 
during the first three of the under-graduate years. 
Postals were sent out to all members of the Senior 
class, and the figures were compiled from the 
returns. Considering the final average for three 
years, it cost each man to attend Yale $3,270.15. 

Christopher Royce, a phenomenal youth, who was 
said to have the most perfectly trained mind in 
America, and who entered Harvard at the age of 
fourteen, died the other day in an insane asylum, 
the victim of over-study. 

Cornel! has forbidden undergraduates the privi- 
lege of having the letter "C" on their pipes unless it 
has been fairly earned as a member of a varsity 
team. 

One of the Freshman rules at the University of 
Vermont is : "Freshmen shall at all times carry 
matches to supply upper-classmen and Sophomores." 

Juniors in Stanford wear plug hats. The com- 
mittee in charge is called the Plug Ugly Committee. 

The department of Physical Education newly 
founded at Princeton will provide organized physical 
training. 



The Maroon baseball team defeated the team of 
Keio University recently by the score of S to 2. This 
is the sixth victory in succession for Chicago in the 
Orient. 

On September 14 the United Chapter of Phi Beta 
Kappa voted chapters to Miami University, Beloit 
College, Indiana University. Denison College, Wash- 
ington and Lee, and The University of West Vir- 
ginia. 

The Honor System has been adopted at Oberlin. 

At Lafayette a junior has opened a shoe-shining 
emporium, and is being liberally patronized. 

The University of Washington is seriously con- 
sidering sending a crew to the intercollegiate regatta 
at Poughkeepsie next June. Hitherto their aquatic 
activities have been confined to races with Califor- 
nia, Wisconsin, and Stamford, but success has made 
them desirous of competing in a wider field. 

The A. A. constitution at Lehigh has been 
amended so as to allow a representative of the col- 
lege paper to attend the Executive Council meetings. 

Negotiations are under way for a football game 
between an all-star team of the Middle West under 
the leadership of McGovern of Minnesota, All 
America Quarterback for 1909, and the University 
of Washington team, champions of the Pacific 
Northwest for the last three years. This post- 
season contest will be the first opportunity of com- 
paring the relative strength of the teams of these 
sections and will be watched with interest by stu- 
dents of the sport throughout the country. 

A libel suit must be an alarmingly big and dan- 
arerous affair to a college Board of Editors. "The 
Cornell Era" is threatened with this disaster by 
some "dog-wagon" keeper because an article called 
"The Crime of the Boarding House" was published 
in its pages. 

It seems that this year's Sophomores at the U. of 
P. are a little too enthusiastic about the matter of 
class spirit. The cause for complaint is the spirit- 
ing away of Dougherty, President of the Freshman 
Class, who was concealed for eight days, being kept 
from classes and the festivities of the Thanksgiving 
holidays. 

The annual dividend of the Harvard Co-operative 
Society, amounting to 9 per cent., was paid at the 
Co-operative office in the main store in Harvard 
squa'-e, recently. The sum of $18,500 is available 
for distribution in dividends to members. This will 
form the largest dividend disbursement in the his- 
history of the society, and is over $3,000 more than 
last year. 

Brown has just dedicated her new John Hay 
Library, a fine addition to the campus. 

Schiller's "Maria Stuart" will be produced by 
tlie LTniversity of California English Club this win- 
ter. 

Yale's Aero Club has voted to immediately pur- 
chase a man-carrying biplane glider for practical 
work. 

Princeton's Sophomores won the annual cane 
spree without losing a single cane to their Fresh- 
man rivals. 

Dramatic aspirants at Michigan will hereafter be 
under faculty supervision, both as to eligibility and 
productions. 

Dartmouth's $130,000 gymnasium is practically 
completed, and is one of the most up-to-date in the 
country. 



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INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

A few holes are punctured in "Oxford 
Man's" widely circulated criticism of the 
American Rhodes scholars by Roy K. Hack of 
Williamstown, a Williams graduate, who 
speaks from a three-years' experience. He 
says that with very few exceptions the Ameri- 
cans have entered with genuine pleasure into 
the life of their colleges, have joined under- 
graduate clubs and taken part in the weekly 
debates. While they could not, like the Eng- 
lish students, entertain fellow-members at 
their homes, they have given gladly all the 
breakfasts, luncheons, teas, and concrete hos- 
pitality that their three hvmdred pounds would 
permit. 

The University of Utah Chronicle says, in 
a write-up of a recent football mass-meeting: 
"For the first time within the memory of the 
oldest inhabitant, a lady was permitted to 
speak at a football rally. Miss Edna Hull did 
credit to herself and her sex by making the 
most fiery speech of the day." 

Several thousand brief copies of the 
Columbia University catalog, printed in 
Chinese, under the direction of the Department 
of Oriental Languages, have been sent to 
China for the information of prospective stu- 
dents. 

The Board of Trustees of the University 
of Maine have, passed the following rule: 
"That during the years 1910 and 191 1 no more 
than one-half the new members of the several 
fraternities shall be taken from the Freshman 
Class." 

Williams College is having built a $250,- 
000 auditorium, a $60,000 infirmary, and an 
$80,000 dormitory. 

The engineering students at University of 
Minnesota are constructing an elevated rail- 
"oad three miles long. 

The sum of $1,200 has been voted at Har- 
vard for the development of minor sports. 

The Senior Class at the University of Illi- 
nois, has initiated a movement for the abol- 
ishment of final examinations in the second 
semester of senior year. 

The Imperial University of China has 
sent a rec[uest to the University of Chicago for 
three professors to occupy chairs in general 
chemistry, economic geography, and civil en- 
gmeering. 

At the State University of Iowa a recent 
action of the faculty has taken away the two 



hours' credit formerly given to women stu- 
dents for dancing. 

The academic faculty of Yale met recently 
to consider a revision of the elective sys- 
tem of studies. 

It costs a Yale man at least $1,000 a year 
en an average to go through the University. 
The minimum annual expense is $375, the 
maximum, about $2,800. 

The Yale Y. M. C. A. has a membership 
of 1280. 

Henry Van Dyke's Phi Beta Kappa poem, 
delivered at Harvard in June and received 
with great enthusiasm, was published for the 
first time in the October Scribncr's. 

The new $60,000 dormitory at Maine will 
be ready for occupancy by the beginning of 
next term . 

A translation of Horace, Ode IV., 4, by 
Professor William Addison Houghton ap- 
peared in a recent Boston Transcript. 

Columbia University has 9 Chinese stu- 
dents, six of whom are supported by the Boxer 
indemnity fund. 

The University of Pennsylvania has en- 
rolled students from forty countries other than 
the United States. 

The Cleveland Monument Association of 
Princeton, which is to build a tower in mem- 
cry of the ex-President on the site of the 
Revolutionary battlefield in Princeton, an- 
nounces that it has subscribed three-quarters 
of the $100,000 necessary to carry on the work. 

Thus far the University of Wisconsin has 
enrolled 3869 students, a gain of 12 per cent, 
ever the number at the same time last year. It 
is expected that the total enrollment will 
exceed 5,000. 

The Freshman Class in the Academic 
Department at Yale numbers 359, an increase 
of 19 over last year. The Sheffield Scientific 
School has enrolled 411 Freshmen as com- 
pared with 350 in 1909. 

An announcement of Cornell's registration 
to date shows a total enrollment of 3748, an 
increase of 152 over the number a year ago. 

A new institute, similar to the Armour In- 
stitute of Chicago and Simmons College of 
Boston, is to be established at Windsor, Con- 
necticut, through the bequest of $1,250,000 by 
Mrs. Mary H. Loomis. 

Flarvard, M. I. T., and Tufts College now 
have gliding machines, built by students inter- 
ested in aeroplanes. Williams College has a 
recently established Aeronautics Society. 



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Hlumni IDepartment 

'54. — With the death of Daniel Clark 
Linscott, who passed away on Saturday even- 
ing, Nov. 19, at his home in Boston, Bowdoin 
has lost yet another of her older alumni, 
whose loyalty to his Alma Mater has been 
attested in many ways. He has served on the 
Board of Overseers since 1895, was president 
of the Bowdoin Alumni Association of Bos- 
ton for three years, and was at one time presi- 
dent of the Bowdoin Chapter of Phi Beta 
Kappa. 

Mr. Linscott was born on March 17, 1828, 
at Jefferson, Me. After graduation from col- 
lege he was for five years principal of the old 
grammar school in Chelsea, Mass. He studied 
law during this period and was admitted to 
the Suffolk bar in i860. From that time 
almost to the day of his death he was engaged 
in active practice and held a high reputation 
as a lawyer. In 1876 he was admitted to the 
bar of the United States Supreme Court. Mr. 
Linscott never sought public office but devoted 
himself to the duties of his profession. In 
1864 he was a member of the Chelsea City 
Council. He was an active member of the 
First Baptist Church of Boston and a deacon 
since 1885, and was a member and former 
president of the Boston Baptist Social Union. 
He was also a member of the American Bar 
Association. 

He was married July 29, 1855, to Ann 
Barron of Topsham, Me., who died in Janu- 
ary, 1908, less than three years after she and 
her husband had celebrated their golden wed- 
ding anniversary. Their children, who survive 
them, are Roswell Linscott, '83, who lives on 
the old homestead at Jefferson; Frank Knox 
Linscott, "88, a lawyer of Wollaston, Mass.; 
Daniel C. Linscott, Jr., '97, a lawyer of Win- 
chester, Mass. ; Anna May Linscott, Welles- 
ley, '90, a teacher in the East Boston High 
School, and Grace Linscott, Wellesley, '98. 

'69. — The recently published Proceedings 
at the Second Meeting of the Governors of 
the States of the Union contains the address 
on Forests by Gov. Ouinby of New Hamp- 
shire and the discussion that followed. 

'81.— I-Ion. Daniel J. McGillicuddy, of 
Lewiston, who was in the Maine elections last 
September elected Democratic Representative 
to Congress from the Second District, is 
known thruout the State as a jury lawyer of 
great ability and promise, who has been almost 
continually in the political limelight since his 



graduation. Mr. McGillicuddy was born on 
August 27, 1859, in Lewiston. After three 
years spent in Bates he finished his course at 
Bowdoin, being graduated with honors. He 
studied law in Lewiston and was admitted to 
the bar in 1883. He has served three times as 
mayor of that city, being elected in 1887, 1890, 
and 1902, was a member of the city water 
commission in 1899, and a member of the 
Maine legislature in 1884 and 1885. He has 
twice previously been a candidate for Con- 
gressman. 

■98.— Prof. Donald B. McMillan delivered 
his lecture "With Peary in the Arctic" at 
Williams College on Dec. 2. The proceeds 
will be used toward the maintenance of the 
\Villiams cot in Dr. Grenfell's hospital in Lab- 
rador. Prof. McMillan is at present making 
preparations for a two years' research expedi- 
tion with G. K. Borup among the Eskimos, 
which will probably start next spring. 

'03. — Andrew P. Havey of Sullivan, dem- 
ocratic member of the Sturgis commission, 
has tendered his resignation to Governor Fer- 
nald. As yet no action has been taken by the 
Governor. In the naming of members of this 
commission, the Governor's power is absolute, 
it net being necessary, as in other offices of 
the State Government, to have the nomina- 
tion confirmed by the Executive Council. Mr. 
Havey is a candidate for the office of Secre- 
tary of State under the incoming Democratic 
administration, against Hon. Cyrus W. Davis 
of Waterville. He was appointed to the Stur- 
gis commission in the spring of 1909 by Gov- 
ernor Fernald and has held office continuously 
since. 

'03. — Dr. J. R. Ridlon, assistant surgeon 
of the U. S. Public Health and Marine Hos- 
pital Service, was recently detached from the 
U. S. S. Manning, which has spent the sum- 
mer in Alaskan waters, and is now on duty at 
the Hygienic Laboratory, Washington, D. C. 

06. — Fred L. Packard is now teaching in 
the Public High School at Dunbury, Conn. 

"07. — Amnii Blaine Roberts, in addition to 
liis work in the English Department, is con- 
ducting advanced courses in Economics at the 
University of LTtah. 

'09. — Rev. Melbourne O. Baltzer is assist- 
ant pastor of the Phillips Church of Boston, 
and resides at 510 Broadway, South Boston. 

'10. — Harold E. Weeks has entered the 
University of Maine Law School at Bangor, 
Me., and has undertaken a course of study 
that will give him his diploma in two years. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER i6, 1910 



NO. 21 





Back Row— H. M. Berry. Mgr.. G. F. Wason. H. W. Hastings, K. Burns, W, H. Clifford, P. S. Wood. 

R, P. King. Asst. Mgr, 
nd Row— J. J. Devine, E, B. Smitk. E. E. Kern, F. A. Smith. CaJ>t.. J. L. Hurley. G. C. Kern. R. T, WeatKeriU. 
Front Row— R. W. Sullivan. F. H. Purington. 



SUMMARY OF FOOTBALL SEASON 

Above is a picture of the football heroes 
who have upheld the honor of the White on 
the gridiron this season. They have been 
very successful in their efforts for out of nine 
games played, only one was lost, while six 
were won and two were tied. This record 
shows up all the more remarkable when one 
considers that the last three of these games 
were played with several of the best players 
out of the game on account of injuries, and 
the last two were played without the captain 
in a single scrimmage. During the season. 



Bowdoin has piled up seventy-four points 
while her opponents have made forty-five. 

The game which was won by the largest 
score was tlaat against New Hampshire State 
College when Bowdoin won twenty-three 
points without allowing her opponents to 
score. 

The two most noticeable games of the 
season from the Bowdoin point of view were 
those against Amherst, and Wesleyan. The 
former was won by a goal from the field 
kicked by Frank Smith, but while this was a 
fine play it was not the most remarkable thing 
in the game. The circumstance in this game 
which Bowdoin supporters appreciated the 
most was the manner in which the Bowdoin 



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line held. Up to this time the line had been 
considered weak, but in this game it seemed 
to be a stone wall and the result was the first 
victor}^ over Amherst for ten years. Before 
the latter game, that with Wesleyan, it must 
be confessed that the Bowdoin rooters were 
inclined to be pessimistic, and well they might 
be, for Frank Smith, the standby, Winslow, 
his regular substitute, and E. Smith were all 
unable to play. Moreover, the Middletown 
team outweighed the Bowdoin men by about 
fifteen pounds to the man. However that 
game was a splendid demonstration of the 
way that speed can overcome weight, and it 
resulted in a victory for the White to the tune 
of s to o. 

In the State series while Bowdoin was not 
able to win the championship decisively, she 
would have probably been the undisputed 
champion if the other Maine colleges had 
played the full schedule. As it was, she won 
her game with Colby by the score of 6 to 5, 
and tied Bates at the score of 6 to 6, and 
Maine in a scoreless game. Colby and Bates 
had some differences and as a result the final 
result of the series is very much tangled. 
However as Bowdoin played all her games, 
won one and lost none, and Bates played two 
games won one and lost none, the title seems 
to lie between these two colleges with the 
advantage in favor of Bowdoin as she has 
played the more games. 

The complete schedule is as follows : 

Date Bowd. Opp. 

Sept. 24 Fort McKinley at Brunswick 17 

Oct. I Harvard at Cambridge 32 

Oct. 8 New Hampshire at Durham 23 

Oct. 12 Exeter at Brunswick 14 

Oct. 22 Amherst at Amherst 3 

Oct. 29 Colby at Brunswick 6 5 

Nov. 5 Bates at Brunswick 6 6 

Nov. 12 University of Maine at Orono o 

Nov. 19 Wesleyan at Portland S o 

Following is a list of the men who have 
contributed to this glorious season, with a 
short history of each. 

The first man to consider is Captain 
Frank Smith, the man who, not only 
by his playing, but also by his spirit which he 
had transmitted to his men, aided materially 
to Bowdoin's victories, even when he was not 
able to play himself. Frank Arthur Smith, 
1912, is twenty-eight years old, a resident of 
Calais, Me., and a graduate of Kent's Hill. 
He has played on the Bowdoin team all of the 
three seasons that he has been a member of 



the college. He played right half-back, and 
was the unanimous choice for that position on 
the various All Maine teams this season. 

John Lawrence Hurley, 1912, is the next 
man for consideration. He is twenty-three 
years old, a resident of Maiden, Mass., and a 
graduate of Exeter. He has been a member 
of the team for the last two years, but was 
kept ofif on account of ineligibility his fresh- 
man year. He played right end this year and 
was the indisputable All Maine choice for 
that position. The high regard in which 
his ability was held by his team mates, who 
probably know it better than anyone else, has 
been exhibited recently when he was elected 
to lead the team next year. 

The man who played next to Hurley in 
the line was William Henry Clififord, 191 1, of 
Lewiston. He is 21 years old, and came here 
from Lewiston High School. Clififord was a 
substitute on the varsity his freshman year 
and from that time until this year, he had not 
put on a suit. However this year he entered 
the game again and the way he played demon- 
strated his ability to "come back." 

Kendrick Burns, 1913, a resident of Saco, 
and a graduate of the Irving School in Tar- 
rytown, New York, played the guard next to 
Clififord. He is 21 years old. He played on 
the 'varsity year before last but last year was 
not in college. 

Edward E. Kern, 191 1, a man who played 
college football for the first time this year, 
handled the keystone position in the line in a 
very creditable manner|. He is twenty-one 
years old, a resident of Woodfords, and a 
graduate of Deering High School. He and 
George Kern, the fullback, are brothers. 

Hugh Warren Hastings of 191 1, was the 
man at left guard. He is twenty-one years 
old, and is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy. 
He played on the second team his Sophomore 
year and has been one of the reliable men of 
the 'varsity for the last two years. He was 
Acting Captain of the team this season while 
Captain Smith was unable to be in the game, 
and is the unanimous choice for his position 
on the All Maine team. 

At left tackle, was a big, speedy Sopho- 
more named Philip Shaw Wood. He is 
twenty years old, and is a resident of Bar 
Harbor. He played on the second team last 
year, in the back field. 

The left extremity of the line was cov- 
ered by E. Baldwin Smith, a resident of 
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School. He is twenty-two years old and has 
played on the team last year and this. 

John James Devine, 191 1, twenty years 
old and a graduate of Portland High School, 
was the substitute end on this year's squad, 
and he was able to play enough games to win 
his letter. He has been unable to play until 
this year on account of ineligibility, but the 
game he put up showed that he had lost none 
of his former power. 

At the pivotal position, George Frank Wil- 
son, 1912, was the regular player. He is 
twenty-one, and a graduate of Hebron. He 
has played on the varsity last year and this, 
and was the All Maine choice for his position. 

Richard Wesley Sullivan, 191 1, was the 
substitute for quarterback. He is twenty- 
one years old, a graduate of The English High 
School in Boston, and has been a member of 
the squad for four years. However, not until 
this year has he been able to win his letter, and 
that his remarkable persistence has at last 
been rewarded, is a source of pleasure to his 
friends. 

Frank Humphrey Purington, 191 1, a 
graduate of Mechanic Falls High School, was 
the substitute in Frank Smith's position part 
of the time that the latter was out of the game. 
He is twenty-one years old. This is the first 
year that Purington has ever played on the 
varsity team, but he made good. 

At left half-back, as a running mate to 
Captain Smith was Robert Thomas Weather- 
ill, 1914, who was a "find" for Bowdoin this 
season. He is only eighteen years old and 
graduated last year from Brunswick High. 
He made good this year and will be a factor 
to be considered in Bowdoin's football pros- 
pects in the future. 

George Cragin Kern, 1912, a resident of 
Woodfords and a graduate of Deering High 
School, was the man at full-back, as several 
opponents who had broken away from the 
game and had visions of a touchdown 
before them can well testify, for he prob- 
ably spoiled more of these visions than 
any other Maine football player this season. 
He is twenty years old and has played on the 
varsity last year and this. The All Maine 
position at fullback lies between him and Shep- 
herd of Maine with odds on Kern. 

There is one man to whom, altho he did 
not enter a single scrimmage, we can attrib- 
ute as much of the credit for a successful 
season as to any of those previously men- 



tioned. That is Manager Harrison Morton 
Berry, 191 1. It is thru his careful handling 
of the details that the team has been able to 
put forth its best efforts to the best possible 
advantage, and thus enjoy success. 

Behind Manager Berry is a great man who 
has not had a chance to show his ability this 
year, but who in those things which he has 
been able to do, has made good. That is 
Robert Parsons King, the Assistant Manager. 
He is the man who will, we hope, have the 
pleasure of managing an equally successful 
team next year, and who we feel sure will 
be more than equal to the task. 

There are two men who do not appear m 
the picture, but whose work in turning out the 
team deserves the highest praise. They are 
Coach Bergin and Trainer Morrill. The re- 
spect won by them for their untiring efforts 
speaks for them — they need no further com- 
mendation here. 



R. P. KING ELECTED FOOTBALL MANAGER 

At a meeting of the Athletic Association 
a week ago yesterday, R. P. King, '12, was 
elected football manager for the season of 
191 1. M. H. Gray, '12, the other candidate, 
withdrew his name and moved that the elec- 
tion of the Assistant Manager be made unan- 
imous. 



PSI UPSILON DANCE 

The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon gives 
an informal dance at its chapter house this 
evening. The committee in charge of the af- 
fair is composed of O. T. Sanborn, '11; Lor- 
ing Pratt, '12; R. E. Palmer, '13; and E. F. 
Wilson, '14. The patronesses are Mrs. H. B. 
Peters of Woodfords, Miss Mae Potter of 
Brunswick, and Mrs. C. S. Emmons. Among 
the young ladies present are : Miss Dorothy 
S. Emmons of Newton, Mass. ; Miss Mar- 
garet Ross of Portland ; Miss Evelyn Ed- 
wards of Woodfords ; Miss Katharine Pratt 
of Elmira, N. Y. ; Miss Hepsey Rowell of 
Roxbury, Mass. Miss Marion R. Swift of 
Gardiner; Miss Fowler of Brookline; Miss 
Margaret King of Ellsworth ; Miss Lucy 
Jacobs of Troy, N. Y. ; Miss Katherine Hunt 
of Brookline, Mass. Music was furnished by 
the college orchestra. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
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j. c. w^hite. 1911 l. e. jones. 1 913 

w. a. mccormick. 1912 v. r. leavitt. 1913 

w. r. spinney. 1912 d. h. mcmurtrie, 1913 

h. p. vannah. 1912 f. d. wish. 1913 



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Vol. XL. 



DECEMBER 16, 1910 



Once in a while certain 
The Gallery Gods (?) fellows, thru absolute 
heedlessness, are guilty of 
conduct which tho not particularly bad in it- 
self, tends to bring adverse criticism upon the 
college, especially from outsiders. 

One instance of this is the habit certain 
men have of wandering into the gallery of 
Memorial Hall during lectures and entertain- 
ments when there is plenty of room in the 
body of the hall. 

In the first place there is no need of it. 
There are but few occasions when there are 
not enough seats down stairs to accommodate 
all who wish to enter. 

Secondly, it is most discourteous to those 
who entertain us. It is most disconcerting to 
a speaker or artist of any kind to have his or 
her audience scattered about all over the hall. 
Finally, it is discourteous to the general 
public. At the Annie Talbot Cole lecture last 
Monday night about eight or ten men 



arrayed themselves along a line of settees 
directly behind the balcony railing which was 
ornamented here and there by the soles of 
very dirty shoes. Instead of being quiet there 
was a constant coming and going which dis- 
tracted the attention of both speaker and 
audience. 

May a word to the wise be sufficient. 



n inii n ii. ■■ The qualitics demanded of 
Our 1911 Football • i i r ^i, n ,. ■ 

„ . . an ideal football captain 

^ are many. He must have a 

thoro knowledge of both the fundamental and 
the fine points of the game; an ability to play 
it ; the quality of leadership ; an aptitude for 
judging men, a "never say die spirit;" and a 
personality that wins the respect of opponents 
and the confidence and admiration of his fol- 
lowers. Possibly we may never realize ideals 
but we can approach them. 

In "Jack" Hurley the college has a leader 
in whom she can trust to bring out a cham- 
pionship team next year if the material is to 
be found in college on which to build it. The 
college is behind you, "Jack." 



FIRST JUNIOR ASSEMBLY 

The first of the annual series of Junior asseni- 
hlies will be held in Memorial Hall, Friday evening, 
January 13. The usual college tea will be given in 
the afternoon. The committee in charge is composed 
of the following : R. E. Foss, chairman ; S. J. Marsh, 
S. W. Hughes, J. H. Newell, A. Woodcock. 



SECOND ANNIE TALBOT COLE LECTURE 

The second Annie Talbot Cole lecture was given 
Monday evening in Memorial Hall by Rev. Samuel 
V. Cole, President of Wheaton Seminary. Dr. Cole 
resumed his talk on "Personality and Power" at the 
point where the lecture the week before ended. 

He asked whether great men are great and small 
men small because nature makes them so, or be- 
cause they have a hand in it themselves. This can be 
determined by our own feelings. The chemistry of 
personality lies not so much is the way men are put 
together, but in something they have within them- 
selves. The tendency of the Anglo-Saxon is _ to 
break away from the group and strike out for him- 
self. 

The wisdom of the motto of Maine. '"Dirigo," 
was then discussed. Dr. Cole said that this motto 
should sink deep into the hearts of men, for to 
accomplish anything a man must take the lead and 
strike out for himself. The path one man makes 
closes up behind him and he who follows must 
make his own path. The power of initiative, of see- 
ing the thing to be done develops leadership and 



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personality. It is an important day in the life of any 
man when he learns to take the lead. 

Then the lecturer took up the question of ances- 
try and the hand it has in making a man. Any per- 
son is able to conquer his inherent traits and that 
whether or not he does so decides his personality. 

Dr. Cole then spoke of the opportunities that 
come to men. He said that almost every set of cir- 
cumstances contains an opportunity. An opportunity 
is all that any man should ever ask for. In some 
degree, by taking advantage of opportunities, men 
can literally make the world. 

Obstacles were next treated. We do not prop- 
erly appreciate obstacles. Meeting obstacles should 
make a man stronger and more determined instead 
of conquering him. Obstacles should arouse the 
fighting instinct in men. 

It was shown that the vital thing in life is one's 
attitude toward the world. There are four atti- 
tudes : an attitude of retreat, of surrender, of 
endurance, and of endeavor. It is this last attitude 
that makes men great. The real successes in life are 
the results of efforts; the failures are the failures of 
efforts. Without effort nothing can be accom- 
plished. 

Dr. Cole concluded by speaking of the chance that 
a man has to bring out what is in him. A man has 
likes and dislikes, both in real life and in fiction, and 
these are ever exerting a silent influence over him. 
It is within a man's power to choose the person- 
ality that suits him. "Whatever thus lovest, that 
becomes thy master ; God, if thou lovest God, dust 
if thou lovest dust." 



GOOD GOVERNMENT CLUB 

The Good Government Club held a meeting last 
Wednesday in the Debating Room in Hubbard Hall 
for the puropse of re-organization. The officers for 
the year were elected as follows : Joseph Curtis 
White, 'ii. President; Ernest Gibson Fifield, 'ii. 
Secretary and Treasurer. These men with Prof. 
Mcllwain compose the executive committee. A 
number of amendments were made to the constitu- 
tion. They were to the effect that, beginning with 
the year igii, the yearly membership should be lim- 
ited to 15; three honorary members can be elected 
during the year to serve as regular members during 
the year for which they are elected ; two-thirds vote 
shall be necessary to elect a member of the club ; 
meetings shall be held monthly and an effort will be 
made to secure a number of public men of the State 
to deliver informal talks to the club. The mem- 
bers for 191 1 are: M. G. L. Bailey, Brummett, Bur- 
kett, Fifield, Hitchborn, Lawlis, Allen. Hastings, E. 
B. Smith, MacFarland, A. H. Cole, Berry, Somes, 
H. S. White, J. C. White, all of 1911. 



THE 1910=1911 CATALOG 

Advance copies of the 1910-1911 College catalog 
have been received and will be ready for distribu- 
tion in a few days. There are numerous changes in 
all departments of the book and it is somewhat 
larger than last year's edition. 

Franklin Conant Payson of Portland, has taken 
the place made vacant by the death of General How- 



ard on the Board of Trustees. On the Board of 
Overseers, Henry C. Emery, P.N.D., has been 
chosen for the place which Hon. John B. Redman 
formerly held. v 

This year's registration shows a slight decrease, ' 
as there are 338 in the academic department as 
against 346 of last year. In the medical department 
there are 67 as against 74 last year. 

The vacancy caused by the death of Prof. Robin- 
son in the committee on buildings has been filled by 
Prof. Files. The several places on the Faculty made 
vacant by the professors leaving, have been filled 
with the exception of Prof. Robinson's place in the 
chemistry department, and Prof. Fairchild's p-lace in 
the department of Political Economy. 

The entrance requirement in Latin has been low- y 
ered from four to three years, with the condition 
that students entering on three' years' work must 
tal>e Latin A and B in the first year. A new course 
in French aiming to give the student training in oral 
language on every-day topics, has been added. In 
the Medical School there have been several changes 
in the administration and a new course has been 
added. 

The subjects required for entrance, and courses 
of instruction are arranged alphabetically this year 
instead of being in the order of importance as for- 
merly. The department of college expenses has 
been abbreviated by the omission of the table called 
"low expense account." 



JUNIOR CLASS MEETING 

At a meeting of the Class of 1912 last Monday 
evening judges for the Class Ode were chosen as 
follows : Professors Johnson, Sills, and Chapman. 
Owing to a mistake in the announcement of the 
election of the Assembly Committee, another vote 
was taken for the fifth place and Stephen Hughes 
was retained on the committee and Reginald Foss 
was found to have had the greatest number of votes 
and thus is chairman. 



CHEMICAL CLUB MEETING 

The Chemical Club held a meeting at the Psi 
LTpsilon House, Friday, Dec. Qth. Papers were read 
by Fred Black and John L. Curtis. Prof. Cram also 
gave a short talk. Gardner Sanford, '11, who has re- 
cently returned to college, was elected to member- 
ship. The next meeting will be held late in January 
at the Kappa Sigma House. 



DEBATING 

Prof. Davis treated the members of the class in 
Debating to a very pleasant surprise last Tuesday 
evening. After an hour session at Hubbard Hall 
he invited them to adjourn to his residence 
where a very informal and enjoyable reception 
was held with Professor and Mrs. Davis as 
hostess. Prof. Foster was present at the affair and 
bid farewell to his Bowdoin work on this occasion, 
as he has left for the seat of his new activities. Re- 
freshments were served during the course of the 
evening. 



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IBIS INITIATION 

At a meeting of the Ibis, Thursday evening, E. 
E. Kern, 'ii, was initiated. Plans for a lecture 
under the auspices of the Ibis sometime during the 
winter were discussed. 



MASSACHUSETTS CLUB 



The Massachusetts Club held their first meeting 
last Friday, Dec. loth, at the Theta Delta Chi 
House. Officers were elected as follows : J. L. 
Brummett, 'll. President; E. L. Morss, '12, Vice- 
President; Charles L. Oxnard, '11, Secretary and 
Treasurer. The executive committee consists of 
Wiggin, Churchill, Twombly. John Clair Minot, 
'96, representing the Bowdoin Club of Boston, was 
present and gave a very interesting talk. He urged 
the club to co-operate with the Boston Alumni Club 
in securing Bowdoin students from the Bay State. 
He assured the members that the alumni organiza- 
tion was heartily in favor of a greater effort being 
made along that line, and told of the recent meeting 
of the club, at which a definite movement was 
started in tht direction. Prof. Alvord, the latest 
acquisition among the faculty members from Massa- 
chusetts, was elected to honorary membership, and 
gave a short speech. Refreshments were served 
and the evening ended in a social good time. 



ALPHA KAPPA KAPPA INITIATION 

The fourteenth annual installation of officers, 
initiation, and banquet of Theta chapter of Alpha 
Kappa Kappa will be held on Saturday afternoon 
and evening, Dec. 17. The headquarters will be 
at the Lafayette Hotel, Portland. 

The following men will be initiated: From 1913, 
Ezra Ralph Bridge, Brunswick. From 1914, Ralph 
James Faulkingham, Jonesport; Carl Dinsmore 
Gray, Madison; Claude Albert Goddard, Bethel; Al- 
fred Wellington Johnson, Augusta; John Loring 
Johnson, Houlton; Benjamin Myer Mikelsky, Bath; 
Lewis Lee Mikelsky, Brunswick; Ralph Willis Nut- 
ter, Alfred ; Clinton Noyes Peters, Portland. 

The officers-elect, who will be installed Satur- 
day, are: President, Charles G. Wharton, '11, Tu- 
lare, Cal. ; Vice-Pres., Leon S. Lippincott, '13, Au- 
gusta ; Corresponding Secretary, Clarence L. Scam- 
mon, '12, Hartland ; Recording Secretary, G. Har- 
old Johnson, '14, Brunswick; Treasurer, Edward R. 
Roberts, '13, Portland; Marshal, William E. Buck, 
'13, Portland; Warden, Edward W. Paine, '13, 
Winslow. 

The installation of officers and reception to hon- 
orary members, which will come at 2.30, will be fol- 
lowed by the initiation and reception to new mem- 
l)ers. The banquet will be held at 7 o'clock. 



PHI CHI INITIATION 



Gamma Gamma Chapter of the Phi Chi Medical 
Fraternity observes its annual initiation and ban- 
quet in Portland to-day. The banquet will _ be 
served at 8 o'clock, and the speaker of the evening, 
Dr. M. J. Rosenau of the Harvard Medical School, 



will talk on "Anaphylaxis, with Special Reference 
to Clinical Medicine." 

The initiates are: From 1911, Paul Raymond 
Long, Parsonsfield. From 1914, Frank Laforest 
Collins, Brunswick; James Albert Williams, A.B., 
Topsham ; Ray Stanley Perkins, Madbury, N. H. ; 
Harold Vincent Bickmore, Augusta ; John Henry 
Moulton, A.B., Limington ; Charles Eugene Fogg, 
Portland ; Waldo Thompson Skillin, Hallowell ; 
John Everett Cartland, Lisbon Falls; DeForest 
Weeks, Cornish; Hudson Russell Miller, Lewiston; 
Edward Francis Regan, Marlboro, Mass. 



Y. M. C. A. MEETING 



At the meeting of the Christian Associa- 
tion last evening, Rev. H. E. Dunnack, '97, of 
Augusta, spoke as follows on "The Jew of 
Jesus and the Jew of Shakespeare." 

The Jew is the abiding figure of all his- 
tory. The conviction forces itself upon us 
that his day is coming. To know the Jew one 
must cover in his study thirty centuries. The 
Jew will be seen persecuted, despised and cast 
out, yet always brave, patient and victorious. 
Cursed and banished to-day, to-morrow he 
comes back and gives the world Moses the 
law-giver, David the poet, Paul the preacher, 
Spinoza the philosopher, Jesus the Saviour. 

A study of the Jew as painted by the mas- 
ters, is illuminating. Browning's Rabbi Ben 
Ezra is optimistic. Kingsley's Miriam is 
motherhood glorified. Scott's Jew is father- 
hood glorified. Wandering Jew is 

the race that can never die. Elliot's Deronda 
is the gentleman, scholar and idealist. Wal- 
lace's Hur is lover of man and Christian. 
Seeing the invincible might of the Jew, learn- 
ing how all the passions of humanity live in 
him, it may be worth while to study the prob- 
lem of what purpose in life is worth while in 
the light of two Jew characters, the Jew of 
Shakespeare and the Jew of Jesus. 

Shakespeare's Shylock is the great master 
spirit of the Merchant of Venice. This Jew 
banker is keen, alert, and cunning. He has 
penetration and purpose and hate and love. 
He has patience, he can wait, he can see 
opportunity and use it. He can fight to the 
end and yield to win. Only one thing unmans 
him, "Ducats." What is the fault, the weak- 
ness of this banker? The Jew of Jesus is a 
farmer, a rich farmer. "The ground of a 
certain rich man brought forth plentifully" so 
the story goes. This picture is by a master 
hand, the idea of a master mind. The Jew 
farmer is the sole figure in the story. He has 
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and won. In his hour of success he is think- 
ing of banquet table and of rich, sweet wine, 
and of goodly fellowship when the voice, 
"Thou fool." Why fool? Was he not wise 
to plow and plant and gather and plan and 
build? What was wrong with the Jew far- 
mer of Jesus? Two things, gold and pleas- 
ure. He gave all the toil of his hands, the 
thought of his brain and love of his soul for 
things. The Jew of Shakespeare gave all the 
toil of his hands, the thought of brain and the 
love of his soul for gold and vengeance for 
just things. 

The wrong of these two characters was not 
so much what they had done, as what they did 
not do. To live for things means failure — 
whether the things are gold or pleasure or 
art or music. He who tries to feed an immor- 
tal soul on things, will have a starved and 
broken life. 

Notice these two characters forgot God, 
no thanks, no gratitude, no spirit of love, just 
things. They forget the claims of the immor- 
tal soul. Faust had tried to live on things 
and found sorrow and disappointment. They 
each forgot death. They had made no prepa- 
ration for any other life than this. 

They each forgot the judgment. Every 
man's work is to be tested. All the false will 
be destroyed. 



Y. M. C. A. ANNOUNCEMENT 

Mr. George E. Fogg, '02, will be the speaker at 
the next meeting of the Association Jan. 5. His sub- 
ject will be, "Boys in Court," the third in the series 
on Christianity and the social problem. Mr. Fogg 
was to have spoken to us Oct. 6, but was unable to 
as he was requested to represent the Maine Prison 
Association at the International Prison Congress 
held in Washington at that time. Mr. Fogg has 
become a very prominent worker in the Juvenile 
Court movement which is gaining such popularity 
throughout the United States and his address should 
be of the utmost interest to every one in college. 



Y. M. C. A. MEETING OF DECEMBER 8 

Rt. Rev. Robert Codman of Portland, Bishop of 
Maine, addressed the Y. M. C. A. Thursday even- 
ing, Dec. 8. In a very informal way he told the 
story of the three years when, then a successful 
young lawyer of Boston, he started and managed a 
club for men in East Cambridge, one of the lowest 
parts of the city. He began by telling how he was 
struck with his own selfishness one evening, as he 
returned from his club, and he resolved to keep his 
eyes open to extend this club privilege to the poor. 
The opportunity presented itself in a short time and 
he entered into the work awkwardly at first but 



with more and more interest, until at the end of 
three years' time he had attracted the attention of 
the ministry, the charity organizations and many 
other outsiders. The club he established was over 
an old dive, in the Prospect House. Its members 
were composed of the laboring class and during its 
three years' existence numbered among those en- 
enrolled two murderers and numerous thieves. "But 
still," said Bishop Codman, "they were nice fellows, 
and my interest in them led me many times to the 
jail, to their sick families and many times into court 
as their advocate." From making announcements at 
the first, he increased his influence by short talks 
and at the end of the three years was preaching to 
them. He had built up the membership from a 
dozen to 70 or 80 men, loyal to the club and him- 
self. "Then," he said, "the thought began to grow 
on me of entering the ministry." He was urged 
by all familiar with the work and the men them- 
selves not to leave the great work he was doing; 
but the thought of the temporary character of the 
work and the permanency of the institution of the 
church, the belief that in this work it was his will 
not God's being done, at last influenced him to give 
up the club and become a minister. His talk was 
enlivened by many humorous anecdotes and stories 
which gave an insight into the originality and ef- 
fectiveness of the work he carried on for his club 
of men. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, December 16 
Phi Chi Initiation and Banquet, Portland. 

Saturday, December 17 

Alpha Kappa Kappa Initiation and Banquet, 
Portland. 

8.00 Blanche Ring in "The Yankee Girl" at the 
Jefferson Theatre, Portland. 

8.00 Somerset County Club Banquet at Des 
Jardins. 

Sunday, December 18 

10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill 
conducted by Ambrose W. Vernon, D.D., Brook- 
line. 

5.00 Sunday Vespers conducted by Ambrose W. 
Vernon, D.D. 

7.00 Questionnaire. 

Monday, December 19 
8.00 Annie Talbot Cole Lecture in Memorial 
Hall by Rev. Samuel V. Cole, President of Wheaton 
Seminary. 

Friday, December 24 
4.30 College closes for Christmas vacation until 
January 3 at 8.20. 



COLLEGE CALENDAR 

The Bowdoin calendar for 191 1 was issued last 
week by A. H. Cole and E. B. Smith, of 191 1. The 
calendar is extremely attractive, being slightly 
smaller than usual. The cover is of white leather 
with a view of the Art Building and the leaves con- 
tain pictures of athletic teams, college views, and 
photographs of the fraternity houses. Instead of 
a number of small views such as are usually in- 
cluded, this year's calendar has a smaller number 
of larger cuts which appear to better advantage. 



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(Tolieoe IRotes 



Chester Abbott, ex-'i2, visited the college last 
week. 

Special Christmas music will be given at chapel, 
Sunday. 

The last Annie Talbot Cole lecture comes Mon- 
day night. 

The Deutcher Verein picture will be taken next 
Wednesday. 

The Press Club pictures were taken, Tuesday, 
at Webber's. 

The Class of 1868 Prize Speaking comes Thurs- 
day, January ig. 

As usual nearly all the fraternities will hold 
Christmas dances. 

Hour examinations will be held in many of the 
courses next week. 

A meeting of the Good Government Club was 
held, Wednesday evening. 

Dr. Copeland was tendered a "farewell" dinner 
at the Beta House, Sunday. 

Gordon, '12, will leave college to teach in the 
High School at Albion, Me. 

A. C. Gibson is recovering from an operation 
for appendicitis, in Portland. 

Subscription papers for the musical clubs have 
been circulated during the week. 

Coach Bergin is studying at the Columbia Uni- 
versity Law School, New York City. 

Dr. Copeland has granted adjourns in all his 
courses for the remainder of the term. 

Harrington, '12, was called home recently on 
account of the death of his grandfather. 

L. Brown, '14, was referee at the Brunswick 
High-Alumni basketball game, Saturday. 

Burns, '13, was referee at the Crescent-Waseca 
basketball game at Auburn, Thursday night. 

The first Classical Club meeting of the year was 
held last evening with Professor Woodruff. 

Weeks, '12, has been employed to work on the 
campus trees during the Christmas vacation. 

W. A. Brown, '14, is acting as official at the 
Morse High School basketball games at Bath. 

President Hyde spoke at St. Paul's Church Men's 
Club, Tuesday evening, on the "Juvenile Court." 

The last Y. M. C. A. cabinet meeting of the term 
was held Thursday night at the Kappa Sigma 
House. 

Beta Theta Pi will give a dance next Tuesday 
evening at the Fraternity House. The College 
Orchestra will play. 

A poem by President Hyde, entitled, "Life's 
Promise and Fulfilment," appeared in the Independ- 
ent for Decejnber 8, 1910. 



Fencing work was begun in the gymnasium, Sat- 
urday night, when candidates for the team reported 
to the coach, Mr. White. 

A unique sketch-book, which was among the col- 
lection of Samuel B. Rowse, has been loaned to the 
Art Building by its owner. 

John Clair Minot, '98, is authority for the state- 
ment that there are twenty-six men of the 1910 
Class in and around Boston. 

Daily relay practice is held on the outdoor track 
under the direction of Coach Morrill, in prepara- 
tion for the B. A. A. meet, January 11. 

Negotiations are in progress for a meeting be- 
tween the Harvard and Bowdoin fencing teams. 
Harvard won last year's contest by one point. 

The football managers of the four Maine col- 
leges will meet at the Augusta House, Augusta, Sat- 
urday, to draw up a tentative schedule for next 
season. 

The members of the Crescent basketball team of 
Saco, which played the Waseca Club at Auburn, 
Thursday night, were entertained at the Delta Upsi- 
lon house, Friday. 

Monday and Tuesday, there was an exhibit of 
tuberculosis statistics at the Town Hall. The 
Freshman Class was required to attend, and then 
were given questions on it is Hygiene. 

Many college men will attend the select dance 
given by some of the young ladies of Brunswick to- 
morrow evening, in Pythian Hall. There will be 
twenty couples. The College Orchestra will play. 



RESOLUTIONS 



H.\LL OF THE IvAPPA CHAPTER OF Psi UpSILON, 

Dec. 12, igio. 
!t is with great regret that the Kaooa Chapter 
of Psi Upsilon is called upon to record the death of 
one of its oldest alumni, Daniel Clark Linscott of 
the Class of 1854. He has had a distinguished 
career as a lawyer in Massachusetts and has held im- 
portant offices in the gift of his state and of his 
Alma Mater. 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. 
Charles Boardman Hawes, 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
James Alexander CreightoNj 
For the Chapter. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 6, 191 1 



NO. 22 



E. E. KERN, BOWDOIN'S THIRD RHODES SCHOLAR 

It was with great pleasure that Bowdoin 
students learned on December 17th that 
another Bowdoin student was to go to Oxford 
next fall to represent the state as the Rhodes 
scholar for 191 1. The fortunate person is 
Edward Eugene Kern. Out of eight students 
six from Bowdoin and two from Bates, who 
took the qualifying examinations on October 
25 and 26, six men qualified. These six were 
Charles R. and Freeman P. Clason of Bates 
and Edward E. Kern, Edward Skelton, Lau- 
rence A. Crosby and Ellison E. Purington of 
this college. On Friday, December i6th, these 




E. E. KERN 

candidates went to Augusta to have a personal 
interview with the committee on selection. 
The committee of selection consisted of Prof. 
Frank G. Wren of Tufts College, Francis H. 
Fobes of Harvard and Payson Smith, State 
Superintendent of Schools for Maine. Four of 
the candidates were excluded on the first inter- 
view and the remaining two — Mr. Kern and 
Freeman Clason — seemed to be equally well 
qualified for the honor. However, after much 
consideration the committee decided upon Mr. 
Kern to represent the state. 

Edward Eugene Kern is of the class of 
191 1 and a resident of Woodfords. He is 
twenty-one years of age and a graduate of 



Deering High School. His record in the col- 
lege is one worthy of note. He was recently 
elected to the Ibis, is the Vice-president of his 
class, has been a prominent member of the 
College Band, and was Treasurer of his class 
in his Sophomore year. He is a member of 
the Deutscher Verein, and is a member of the 
Phi Beta Kappa fraternity. In athletics he 
has also been prominent in the life of the col- 
lege. He was a member of his class squad in 
his Freshman year, was a member of his class 
football teams in his Sophomore and Fresh- 
man years. This last season he tried 'varsity 
football and won his letter as center on the 
team. He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi 
fraternity. 

Mr. Kern has received all the benefits 
which a college can give a man and is a well- 
developed all-round man who will be a credit 
to his state and his college. 



COMMUNICATION FROM RHODES SCHOLARSHIP 
EXAMINING COMMITTEE 

My dear President Hyde: — 

I am sure a committee never spent hours 
of greater perplexity than these in which our 
committee of selection was trying to decide 
regarding the relative merits of the splendid 
fellows who appeared yesterday before us. 
You know the decision and I want to express 
not only my congratulations to Bowdoin, but 
my appreciation of its splendid product as typi- 
fied by these candidates. And especially I 
want to say that the honor which has come 
to Mr. Kern is the more marked since he was 
selected from a group any of whom, consid- 
ered alone, would have appeared to the com- 
mittee to possess all the qualities demanded by 
the Rhodes Scholarship Trust. Two of the 
men stood out very distinctly as eligible for 
the honor and the committee for hours weighed 
their relative merits. 

Nothing afforded me greater satisfaction 
than the manly, sportsmanlike — if I may thus 
use the term — manner in which Mr. Freeman 
Clason received the decision and joined in the 
joy of his successful competitor. I know you 
will share with me the satisfaction that comes 



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of this added distinction of Mr. Kern's— his 
selection from a group of so distinctly worthy 
rivals. 

I am, believe me, 

Most faithfully yours, 
(Signed) Payson Smith. 

Dec. 17, 191O. 



MONDAY NIGHT CLUB 



At a meeting of the Monday Night Club, 
held at the Zeta Psi House, Monday evening, 
Dec. 19th, Hurley, '12, was elected president 
and G. Kern, 'i2, secretary for the ensuing 
year. New members were chosen as follows : 
Clifford, '11; Purington, '11; E. Kern, '11; 
Sullivan, '11; Devine, '11; Burns, '13, and 
Wood, '13. The club voted to appoint a com- 
mittee to tabulate and record the plays used 
this year which would be of advantage to next 
year's team. 



WESLEVAN DEBATE 



The secretary of the Debating Council has 
received word that the following question, sub- 
mitted by Bowdoin, has been chosen by Wes- 
leyan as the subject for the debate to be held 
April 7th: "Resolved, that, constitutionality 
being waived, a graduated income tax should 
form a part of our federal revenue system." 
Bowdoin has the affirmative of the question. 

The Bradbury debate trials, open to all the 
students of the college, will be held Tuesday, 
Feb. 14th. The Bradbury prize debate occurs 
Tuesday March 7th. This debate forms the 
trials for the Wesleyan debate. 



RELAY WORK 

Under the direction of Coach Morrill relay work 
was begun in earnest Wednesday afternoon. From 
now until the day of the race, February 11, practice 
will be held every afternoon on the outdoor track. 
If Bowdoin is to have a fast team this year it is 
necessary for a large number of men to turn out. 
The trials for the B. A. A. team will be held 
January 28. 

MANDOLIN CLUB 

The following men have been chosen as members 
of the Mandolin Club for this season : First man- 
dolin, John Roberts '11, Charles Hawes '11, Leslie 
Brummett '11, and Allan Woodcock '11; second man- 
dolin, Jesse McKenney '12, George Cressey '12, 



Lewis Brown '14, Oliver Sanborn '11, Lincoln Skol- 
fie'.d '13, and Paul Savage '13 (alternate) ; mando- 
lins, Edward H. Weatherill '11 Henry Nichols '14; 
mandocella, Philip Cole '12; guitars, Kenneth 
Churchill '12. Arthur Parcher '12, and Laurence 
Crosby '13. 



MASQUE AND GOWN 

The Masque and Gown has selected the play 
which they will present this year. It is "Sweet 
Lavender," one of A. W. Pinero's most successful 
plays and very popular in London a few years ago. 
The plot is sustained throughout and is developed 
in a very pleasing way. The coach selected for this 
year is Mrs. Edgar Kaharl of Brunswick, who has 
had a great deal of experience in this line. Tria'.s 
for the various parts are to be held this week. 



TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR FOSTER 

The January issue of the .\merican Magazine 
contains a full-page picture of Professor Foster, 
formerly of Bowdoin, and a sketch of his life and 
personality by President Hyde. Dr. Hyde speaks 
of Prof. Foster's work while at Bowdoin and tells 
of his fitness for the position of President of Reed 
Institute, Oregon, which he is now organizing. At 
the close of the article President Hyde says, "A 
thoro scholar, an accomplished writer, a skilful 
teacher, a masterful administrator, a diligent stu- 
dent of educational problems, with a wide acquaint- 
ance in university circles, and a genial personality, 
he has all the qualities that pronounce a brilliant 
career in what Dr. Wallace Bettrick of the General 
Educational Board has called the best educational 
opportunity in the country. 



FACULTY NOTES 



Professor Kenneth C. M. Sills, head of the Latin 
department, had an article in the December number 
of the Classical Journal, entitled, "Virgil in the Age 
of Elizabeth." Professor Sills describes very inter- 
estingly the important part which Latin had in the 
education of the Elizabethan Age, and tells how 
much the writers of that age, including Spencer and 
Shakespeare, owe to Latin authors and poets for 
their instruction and inspiration. 

Dr. Cram has recently been elected a member of 
the English Chemical Society. 

During the Christmas recess Dr. Cram attended 
the meeting of the American Chemical Society at 
Minneapolis. 

A number of the professors attended meetings of 
various educational societies, during the Christmas 
holidays. Prof. Files attended the session of the 
National Modern Language Association at New 
York; Prof. C. H. Mcllwain and Asst. Prof. Dun- 
calf attended the meeting of the American Histori- 
cal Society at Indianapolis ; Prof. Nixon attended 
the meeting of the American Philological Society in 
Providence, R. I. 



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BOWDOIN CLUB OF BOSTON 

At the December meeting of the Bowdoin Club 
of Boston the following were appointed as a Com- 
mittee on Prospective Students: John C. Minot, 
George C. Purington, Ellis Spear, Jr., Thomas L. 
Pierce, and Thomas Otis, all of Boston or immedi- 
ate vicinity. These men, loyal Bowdoin graduates, 
are to do their best to turn the attention of pre- 
paratory school boys toward Bowdoin. One of the 
schemes which the club employs to bring this about 
is that of encouraging out-of-state Bowdoin games. 



QUILL BOARD ELECTIONS 

At a meeting of the Quill Board held in Decem- 
ber, Carle O. Warren, '12, was elected business man- 
ager, and Paul H. Emery, '13, was elected assistant 
business manager. Philip P. Cole, '12, was elected 
to membership. At the first meeting of the new 
board, Eugene F. Bradford, '12, was chosen as 
chairman. A call has been issued for candidates 
from 1914 for the position of assistant business man- 
ager. 

FOOTBALL FINANCIAL REPORT 

Report of Manager Berry for the football season 
of 1910. 

Receipts 

Subscriptions $1,054.00 

Ft. McKinley 72.95 

Harvard 300.00 

N. H. State 7S-00 

Exeter ii2-00 

Amherst 250.00 

Colby 949-30 

Bates 852.25 

Maine , 1,256.00 

Wesleyan 89405 

Miscellaneous receipts 40-65 

$5,856.20 
Expenditures 

Ft. McKinley $ 43-99 

Harvard 245.62 

N. H. State ■- 99-73 

Exeter ---- 123-IO 

Amherst 332-29 

Colby 500.10 

Bates 689-90 

Maine 844.85 

Wesleyan 507-00 

Miscellaneous expenditures 423-25 

Coach Bergin's salary, board, room, expenses 898.40 

Wright & Ditson 537-37 

Trainer Morrill 200.00 

$S,44S-6o 
Balance 410.60 

$5,856.20 
Assets 

Cash balance $ 410.60 

Unpaid subscriptions 76.00 

$486.60 
Liabilities, none. 

H. M. Berky, Mgr. 



I have examined the books and accounts of the 
manager of the Football Association and find them 
accurately kept and properly vouched. The fore- 
going is a correct summary of receipts and expend- 
itures and the cash balance is $410.60. 

Barrett Potter, Auditor. 

December 23, 1910. 



DR. COLE'S FINAL LECTURE 

On Monday evening Dr. Samuel V. Cole deliv- 
ered the last of his series of lectures on "Power and 
Personality." 

In it he followed the general plan which he out- 
lined in his first lecture and spoke on the sub- 
ject of the necessity of using the power we 
possess. A brief abstract of his lecture follows : 

The real key of life and of all things lies in the 
goal. Education is not to fill a reservoir but to 
start streams of energy flowing toward some definite 
end. A man's energy may be deficient but there is 
also such a thing as energy misdirected. One should 
always do his duty. What duty says is final ; it goes 
forth not as a request but as a demand. We must 
also be sure to know just what duty requires, for 
duties are forever different for different men. 

There is, however, one comprehensive duty which 
will practically determine all others ; that is the duty 
of service. We judge men now not by their ability 
to make the world serve them, but by their ability 
to serve the world. We are here to do useful 
things, to toil and fight, to accept responsibilities and 
share in all the burdens of the world. No other kind 
of life is worthy of a true man. 

However, we must be on our guard lest we con- 
sider our service according to the conspicuousness 
of our position. The great fact in service is not 
the position but the way in which that position is 
filled. 

There are certain traits which characterize the 
spirit of service and which lie in everyone's reach, 
and there are certain fundamental convictions which 
a man cannot abandon without abandoning his use- 
fulness at the same time. The first is best expressed 
by the saying of Abraham Lincoln, "I am not bound 
to win, but I am bound to be true." The second is 
the attitude of regarding the work as something big- 
ger than ourselves. The better way ol expressing 
this is to say that the men of highest service have 
taken up their work by the job rather than by the 
day. What counts is the personal inteiest in the 
thing which you are trying to accomplish. The 
third trait is indifference to unfriendly criticism. 
No man ever did anything of great value except in 
the face of someone's criticism. Finally one should 
have large sympathies. The men who serve must 
have a many-sided interest and sympathy in human 
life. 

Ours in a very distinctive sense is the age of 
man. Henceforth, the title of honor is not "lord" 
but "servant." Never before have so many oppor- 
tunities existed for splendid service as there are 
today, in every department of life. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, 191 1 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

J. C. WHITE, 1911 L. E. JONES, 1913 

W. A. McCORMICK. 1912 V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 

W. R. SPINNEY, 1912 D. H. McMURTRIE, 1913 

H. P. VANNAH, 1912 F. D. WISH, 1913 

J. L. CURTIS, 1911 Business Manager 

H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 Asst. Business Manager 

Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
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. 

Subscriptions, $2,00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Journal Printshop, Lhwiston 

Vol. XL. JANUARY 6, 1911 No. 22 



. . . A matter in connection with 
Spor snianship in ^,^g approaching debate trials 
Intellectual Contests ^^ighl^^ell receive the atten- 
tion of the contestants. That is the custom 
existing here of one or two of the candidates 
making a rush for the material, taking out of 
the Library the pick of the. references upon 
the subject, and keeping out these books until 
the debate is over. Such a method of defeat- 
ing the other aspirants is just as much a "dirty 
play" in this mental contest as is slugging or 
tripping, which is so generally discountenanced 
on the gridiron. If the debate were an inter- 
collegiate affair and a common library were 
the only source of reference for the competing 
teams, "grabbing" material would be unsports- 
manlike, but in a purely local contest of this 
sort, with classmate against classmate, it cer- 
tainly is an unfair and indefensible practice. 
A debate should be a fair contest of intellect, 
not a question of craft and of who shall be the 
first man at the Librarian's desk. This "grab- 



bing" of material has been stamped out in many 
other colleges and even in preparatory schools; 
certainly it is high time that a college of Bow- 
doin's standing should apply the motto over 
VVhittier grandstand to its struggles on the 
rostrum as well as on the field. The fault can 
be remedied, not by penalty, or by library 
rules, but by a spirit of fair play among debat- 
ers and students. "Fair Plav and May the 
Best Man Win." 



„ 1^ , "We are always proud when 

ni. J e u I one of our alumni reflects 
Rhodes Scholar ■ ^ ,-, .< , 

special credit upon the col- 
lege. We are especially proud when credit 
comes to us thru a member of the student 
body." With these words President Hyde 
introduced his brief address in announcing the 
election of Mr. E. E. Kern of the Class of 1911 
as the next Rhodes scholar from the state of 
Maine. We can say no more than President 
Hyde, for his words convey the sentiment of 
the student body thruout. 

The testimonial from the examining com- 
mittee, printed in another column, shows that 
Mr. Kern has won a well-deserved honor for 
himself and the college. 



DISTRIBUTION STATISTICS OF THE COLLEGE 

Some interesting statistics regarding the geo- 
graphical distribution of this year's registration have 
been prepared by the office. The number of stu- 
dents outside Maine has decreased one per cent, 
since last vear, while the attendance from Massa- 
chusetts shows an increase. The representation by 
states is as foMows : Maine, 251; Massachusetts, 51; 
New Hampshire, 9; Vermont, i; Rhode Island, i; 
Connecticut, 4; New York, 7; Illinois, i; Ohio, i; 
Michigan, 2; Wisconsin, I ; Minnesota, i; South 
Dakota, i; Nebraska, i ; California, 2; Washington, 
2 ; outside United States, 2. 



CLASSICAL CLUB 



A meeting of the Classical Club at the home of 
Prof. Woodruiif, for the purpose of reorganization, 
was held recently. The officers were elected for the 
year as follows: Prof. Woodruff, president; Lester 
L. Bragdon, secretary ; executive committee, Prof. 
Nixon, Lester Bragdon, Earl Tuttle. The member- 
ship of the club has been limited to 15, preference 
being given to those who have a rank of A or B in 
their classical studies. This rule will be put into 
effect in the next two years. The new members this 
year are: R. D. Cole, '12; Earl Tuttle, '13; Frank 
Cowan, '13; Leon Dodge, '13; Edward O. Baker, 
'13; Albert Parkhurst, '13; Paul Emery, '13; John C. 
Carr, '13; Luther G. Whittier, '13; Merton W. 
Greene, '13; Ray Palmer, '13. 



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GYMNASIUM INSTRUCTION 

The leaders in the various classes in physical 
training are as follows : Berton C. Morrill, instruc- 
tor. 

SENIORS 
Fencing 
Leader — E. Ralph Bridge, Medic, '13. Assistants 
— Leon S. Lippincott, Medic., '13; Linwood E. 
Clark, '11; Allan Woodcock, '12. 

JUNIORS 
Broadswords 
Leader — Leon S. Lippincott. Assistants — Lin- 
wood E. Clark; Charles Oxnard, '11; Allan Wood- 
cock, '12. 

SOPHOMORES 
Dumbbells and Boxing 
Leade' — Seward J. Marsh, '12. Assistants — Ed- 
ward L. Morss, '12; Philip P. Cole, '12; William 
Holt, '12; Carl O. Warren, '12. 

FRESHMEN 
Indian Clubs and Prescribed Exercises 
Leader — Harold S. White, 'ii. Assistants — 
Seward J. Marsh, '12; Carl D. Skillin, '12; Harold 
V. Bickmore, '11; Philip P. Cole, '12; Edward L. 
Morss, '12; Percy C. Buck, '13; Frank I. Cowan, 
'13; Harold D. Gilbert, '13; Wilmot C. Lippincott, 
'13- 

BASEBALL, CAGE WORK 
Leader — Berton C. Morrill. Assistant — Capt. 
Robert M. Lawlis. 

TRACK 
Leader — Berton C Morrill. 



NEW COLLECTION OF POEMS BY PROFESSOR 
JOHNSON 

A publication of unusual interest to Bowdoin 
students is a book of poems recently issued, of 
which the author is Prof. Henry Johnson, Ph. D., 
the Longfellow Professor of Modern Languages and 
Curator of the Art Collection. The title of the work 
is "The Seer and Other Poems." The first poem, 
"The Seer," was read at the celebration of the 
Longfellow anniversary in 1907. Among the longer 
poems is a narrative entitled "Sandro's Master- 
piece," the hero of which is an artist of the Renais- 
sance. There are also two fine translations, one of 
Petrarch's Canzoni and the other from Lucretius. 
There are numerous lyrics and sonnets scattered 
through the book which show the ability of Prof. 
Johnson. Poems of special interest to Maine people 
are tributes to George Burgess, the first Bishop of 
Maine, and to Prof. G. L. Vose, who was for a 
long time connected with the scientific department 
of the college. 

This is the second book of poems of Prof. John- 
son's published this year, as a translation of the son- 
nets of the French poet, Heredia, from his pen, 



appeared last spring. A few years ago he published 
a volume of poems entitled, "Where Beauty Is." 

The book recently published was put out by F. 
W. Chandler and was printed by the Brunswick 
Publishing Co. A copy has been received by the 
Library. This last book is thought to be the best 
of Prof. Johnson's, work and has been well received 
by those who appreciate true art. 



ENTERTAINMENT AT PEJEPSCOT 

The boys and the girls of the Pejepscot Sunday 
School, which is conducted under the auspices of 
the Bowdoin Christian Association, were splendidly 
entertained at a Christmas-tree festival on Tuesday 
evening, Dec. 20, 1910. Each child was remem- 
bered with a present and a box of candy. A large 
gathering, in which several of the parents of the 
children were present, listened with pleasure to the 
music rendered by a quartette, consisting of Warren 
F. Davis, '12, Arthur D. Welch, '12, Earl F. Wilson, 
'14, and George F. Eaton, '14; and to the readings 
given by Mr. Welch. Ernest G. Fifield, '11, chair- 
man of the Pejepscot Committee, had charge of the 
affair. Santa Claus was impersonated by Leland G. 
Means, '12. 



OUR NEXT COLLEGE PREACHER 

On Sunday evening, at 7.30, in Memorial Hall, 
Rev. H. Roswell Bates, pastor of the Spring Street 
Presbyterian Church in lower New York City, will 
give an address upon the charitable work being done 
by various Christian agencies among the poor in 
the slums of New York. Mr. Bates, vjrho is the 
College Preacher for Sunday, spoke in Memorial 
Hall on the evening of his visit here two years ago, 
and all who were present still remember his address. 
He is conducting one of the largest and most effec- 
tive settlement houses in New York, and his address 
will show the forms of "social service" best used 
to help the poor. 



MARRIAGE OF PROFESSOR COPELAND 

At high noon on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St. Thomas' 
Episcopal Church, Taunton, Mass., took place the 
marriage of Dr. Manton Copeland, Professor of 
Biology, and Miss Ruth Windsor Ripley, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Frederick Ripley of Taunton. 

The one-ring service was performed by Rev. 
Malcolm Taylor. Later, at the home of the bride's 
parents, a wedding breakfast was served. The dec- 
orations at the house were white roses and carna- 
tions, laurel festoons and wreaths. Dr. and Mrs. 
Copeland left for a short honeymoon and will be at 
home at 88 Federal street, Brunswick, after Feb. 1st. 
The gift of the groom to the bride was a diamond 
and pearl necklace and his gifts to the "best man 
and ushers were coral scarf pins. 



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CHRISTMAS DANCES 



With six of the fraternities giving dances during 
the last week of college before the Christmas 
recess the campus suggested a co-educational insti- 
tution. The spirit of the approaching holidays was 
manifest throughout and the tributes from the fair 
visitors to Bowdoin's hospitality were numerous and 
flattering. 

ALPHA DELTA PHI HOUSE PARTY 

The Bowdoin Chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi 
fraternity held its annual Christmas house party 
dance at Pythian Hall Thursday evening, December 
22nd. The hall was prettily decorated in the frater- 
nity colors, green and white. After the dance lunch 
was served at the chapter house and fraternity songs 
were sung. The patronesses were Miss Helen Chap- 
man, Mrs. William A. Moody, Mrs. Charles C. 
Hutchins, Mrs. Gardner Cram and Mrs. Edgar 
Kaharl. 

The guests included Miss Charlotte Tuttle, Miss 
Virginia Woodbury, Miss Isabel Forsaith, Mrs. 
Thomas H. Riley, Jr., Mrs. Thomas R. Winchell, 
Miss Margaret Day, Miss Gertrude Sadler, Miss 
Anne Johnson, Miss Marion Drew, Miss Frances 
Little, Miss Ethel Webb of Brunswick; Miss Lida 
Baker, Miss Beatrice Henley of Boston; Miss Amy 
Weeks of Auburn; Miss Dorothy Lowell of Lewis- 
ton ; Miss Mary Hastings of Fryeburg ; Miss Helen 
Sargent, Miss Dorothy Abbott, Miss Olive Eastman 
of Portland ; Miss Edna Leavitt of Wellesley, Mass. ; 
Miss Ruth Thompson, Miss Margaret Sewall, Miss 
Madeline Clifford of Bath; Miss May Collins of 
Waltham, Mass. ; Miss May Walker of Rockland ; 
Miss Sybil Kittredge of Augusta; Miss Mary Von 
Holt of Honolulu, H. L; Miss Hilda Thatcher, Miss 
Marion Dunning, Miss Pauline Savage, Miss Marion 
White, Miss Dorrice Robinson, Miss Anastasia 
Scribner of Bangor. 

THETA DELTA CHI DANCE 

An informal Christmas dance was held by Eta 
Charge of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity at its chap- 
ter house with Mrs. Herbert E. Cole of Bath, Mrs. 
Frank E. Woodruff and Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell 
as the patronesses. The College Orchestra played 
for the order of twenty-two dances, which was 
enjoyed by about twenty couples. The guests pres- 
ent were Miss Emily Felt, Miss Marguerite Hutch- 
ins of Brunswick, Miss Lillian Fogg of Freeport, 
Miss Anna Percy, Miss Louise Harriman, Miss Ger- 
trude Dillon of Bath, Miss Gladys Newell of Lewis- 
ton, Miss Ethel Gilpatrick of Kezar Falls, Miss 
Dorothy Grant of Bar Harbor, Miss Ellie Hawes of 
Westbrook, Miss Mary Johnson of Augusta, Miss 
Alberta Robinson, Miss Helen Schonland, Miss Mil- 
dred Lane, Miss Edith Alunroe, Miss Frances Cros- 
man. Miss Madeline Walsh, Miss Evelyn Edwards 
and Miss Mildred Schonland of Portland. 



BETA THETA PI DANCE 

On Tuesday evening, Dec. 20, Beta Theta Pi 
gave a very enjoyable dance at the fraternitv house. 
The rooms and arches were decorated and the 
stairways banked with boughs, in a delightful man- 
ner. The patronesses were Mrs. Alice Little, Mrs. 
Davis, Mrs. Brown and Miss Maud Mason. Guests 
from the faculty were Professor and Mrs. Brown, 
Professor Nixon, Professor Sills and Professor 
Duncalf. The other guests were the Misses Lydia 
Skolfield, Frances Skolfield, Dorothy Clay, Helen 
Richardson, Elsie Merrill, Katherine Johnson, Alice 
Fassett, Vinie Kent, Elinor Smith of Portland; 
Beatrice Hacker, Frances Little, Ruth Little, Nata- 
lie Withington, Grace Lunt, Frances Skolfield and 
I.-ah Hutchinson of Brunswick; Iva Record of 
Auburn ; Dorothy Bird of Rockland ; Lillie Johnson 
of Boston ; Florence R. Davis of Cambridge. Music 
was furnished b" the College Orchestra. The com- 
mittee in charge was Lowell S. Foote, '12, of Dover, 
N. H., Kenneth Churchill, '12, of Newtonville, Mass., 
and Walter N. Emerson, '11, of Bangor. 

DELTA KAPPA EPSILON DANCE 

The Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon gave 
its first dance of the season on the evening before 
college closed for the Christmas holidays, Dec. 22, 
1910. Dancing continued from 8 until i o'clock, 
music being furnished by the Leahy Orchestra of 
Waterville. At intermission light refreshments of 
salad, ice cream and coffee were served. Among 
the guests present were : Misses Elizabeth Sullivan, 
Priscilla Crosby, Hazel Savage, Ethel Heiskell, 
Frances Eldridge, Margaret Wood and Anastasia 
Scribner of Bangor ; Frances Spofford, May Spof- 
ford of Salem, Mass. ; Ruth Cook, Mary Fletcher, 
Marion Fletcher, Persis Conant, Margaret Hewey 
of Portland ; Helen Gray of Oldtown ; Mildred 
Elliott of Manchester, N. H.; Rachel Smith of 
Reading, Mass.; Frances Skolfield of Brunswick; 
Barbara Standish of Boston, Mass. ; Kenneth C. M. 
Sills and Prof. Frederic Duncalf of the faculty. The 
^latronesses were Mrs. George L. Skolfield and Mrs. 
Louis A. Parsons of Brunswick. The following 
committee had charge of the affair : Leland G. 
Means, '12, Allan Woodcock, '12, and William F. 
Twombley, '13. 

KAPPA SIQMA DANCE 

The last of the fraternity Christmas festivities 
was the dance given Friday evening, Dec. 23rd, by 
Alpha Rho Chapter of Kappa Sigma at their chapter 
house on College and Harpswell streets. The pat- 
ronesses were Mrs. Geo. T. Files, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham 
and Mrs. Frank M. Stetson, all of Brunswick. The 
committee in charge consisted of E. Skelton, '11; C. 
L. Oxnard, '11; W. J. Greenleaf, '12; G. Duffy, '13, 
and E. H. Snow, '14. Among the young ladies 
present were : Miss Edna Leavitt of Wellesley, 
Mass.; Miss Retta Morse of Portland; Miss Ade- 
laide Mitchell of Portland; Miss Belle Tilton of So. 
Portland; Miss Winona Norcross of Augusta; Miss 
Lillian Perkins of Bath; Miss Ida S. Beane of 
Auburndale, Mass.; Miss Margaret Hutchins of 
Brunswick; Miss Helen Snow of Brunswick; Miss 
Izah Hutchinson of Brunswick; Miss Gertrude Sad- 
ler of Brunswick. 



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ColleGC flotes 



Trials for the B. A. A. team come January 28. 
The various sectional clubs will organize soon. 
The mid-year examinations commence Thurs- 
day, January 26. 

Perky Voter '09, R. E. Ross '10, C. F. Carter 
'09, were on the Campus a few days ago. 

Burns, '13, is employed as court messenger in 
Saco and will not return to college until February. 

Sam J. Dana of the Class of 1904, who is engaged 
in United States Forest Service, visited the college 
last week. 

The Bowdoin Club of Boston held a meeting on 
Dec. 2, which was chiefly a reunion meeting for 
members of all classes from 1880-1889 inclusive. 

At a meeting of the Quill Board recently, Carl 
Warren, '12, was elected Business Manager, and 
Paul Emery, '13, was -elected Assistant Business 
Manager. Philip P. Cole, '12, was elected to mem- 
bership on the Board. 

An interesting gift has recently been made to 
the college. It is a badge of the old Peucinian Soci- 
ety, which belonged to Dr. C. Roberts of the Class 
of 1815. The present was given by Miss Roberts of 
New York city. The curio will be placed in the Art 
Building. 

A number of the students, who remained in 
Brunswick during the holidays, attended a dance 
given by Mrs. Charles W. Tuttle in honor of her 
daughter, Miss Charlotte Tuttle, and her guest, Miss 
Mary Van Hoist of Honolulu, at Pythian Hall, 
Friday evening, Dec. 30th. 

Professor Allen Johnson, Ph. D., Larned Profes- 
sor of American History, is at present working upon 
a book of selected readings in the history of Amer- 
ican politics for class use. He is also engaged upon 
a work relating to American Government and 
Politics. (Yale Daily News.) 



CALENDAR 

Friday, January 6 
7.30 Smoker in Memorial Hall. 

Sunday, January 8 
10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill 
conducted by Rev. H. Roswell Bates, New York. 

S.oo Chapel conducted by Rev. H. R. Bates. 
Music by quartette; violin solo by Kellogg, '11. 

7.30 Meeting in Memorial Hall. Rev. H. Ros- 
well Bates, Spring Street Mission, New York will 
speak on "Christianity and the Slums." 

Thursday, January 12 

7.00 Y. M. C. A. meeting. Address by Dean 
Vernon, of St. Luke's, Portland. 

8.00 Cabinet meeting at Zeta Psi House. 
8.00 Classical Club meets with Professor Sills 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

Edward J. Hart has been elected captain of 
Princeton's football team for next vear. He is the 
fifth man since 1875 to be elected captain two years. 

Yale's Dramatic Association will produce "11 
Ventaglio" (The Fan) this year. This is the first 
time the production will have been given in Eng- 
lish, and it will form a topic of general interest to 
theatre-goers. 

The University of Southern California has as a 
special student a man ninety-three years old. 

Of 1000 leading scientists of the country 79 are 
members of the Harvard University faculty, while 
48, 47, and 38 belong to the respective faculties of 
Columbia, Chicago, and Yale. 

As a memorial to their son, Morris Pratt, a 
member of the Amherst College, Class of 191 1, who 
died last July, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Pratt of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., will present a new dormitory to 
the coUeee. The announcement of the proposed 
gift was made recently by President George Harris. 
Altho all of the details have not yet been worked 
out, the dormitory will be built during the coming 
year and probably will be located on the field north 
of Walker hall. Mr. Pratt, who is connected with 
the Standard Oil Co., has previously made important 
donations to Amherst College. 

A Harvard directory compiled by J. D. Greene, 
'96, shows that there are about 32,000 graduates of 
the University living. 

The Students' Christian Association at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan is one of the largest in the 
country this year, having an enrollment of 1400 
men and 200 women. 

The Association of American Universities is 
holding a conference at the University of Virginia. 

Yale has 3287 students, only 11 more than last 
vear. The slight increase is attributed to more 
stringent entrance requirements of the professional 
schools. 

President Schurman of Cornell has declared that 
the University should be a "seminary for the aris- 
tocracy of talent" rather than an abiding place for 
the "average student." 

The Class of 1885 of Amherst, in a memorial to 
trustees, urges "that the instruction given at Amherst 
College be a modified classical course ; that the 
degree of Bachelor of Science be abolished; that 
college devote all her means to the indefinite in- 
crease of teachers' salaries ; that the number of 
students attending the college be limited ; and that 
entrance be permitted only by competitive examina- 
tion." 

At Clark College a Student Council has recently 
been formed consisting of the elected leaders of the 
various college activities. 

The Knowlton Debating Club of Tufts is to dis- 
cuss the question of press censorship of college 
news for reporters on the Boston papers. 

Amherst, Wesleyan and Williams held a 
triangular debate December 10 on the question, 
"Resolved, That the Federal Government should 
have power to impose an income tax not apportioned 
among the states according to population." (The 
constitutionality is waived). 

The Yale Alumni Weekly has now become a rep- 
resentative paper instead if being run under private 
ownership. 



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Hlunini IDepartment 

"46 — Word has reached Massachusetts rel- 
atives of the death of Professor Joseph C. 
Pickard at the residence of his son, Dr. 
WiUiam S. Pickard, in Maywood, 111. He 
was born in Rowley, Sept. 7, 1826, a son of 
Samuel and Sarah Coffin Pickard, and six 
years after his graduation from Bowdoin he 
took a degree at the Bangor Theological 
Seminary. His whole active life was devoted 
to educational work and he was principal of 
academies at Fryeburg and Bridgton, and of 
high schools in Bangor and Calais, in Maine, 
and in Milwaukee, Wis. Later, he held 
professorships in the University of Wiscon- 
sin, and in the University of Illinois. He is 
survived by three sons and by two daughters. 
Two of his brothers and two of his sisters 
also are living. They are: Josiah L. Pick- 
ard, LL.D., of California, former president of 
Iowa University; Samuel T. Pickard, Ames- 
bury, formerly of Boston ; Mrs. Sarah L. San- 
born of Pasadena, Cal, and Mrs. W. K. Dana 
of Westbrook, Me. The late Mayor Edward 
Pickard of Newton was also a brother. 

"68. — Professor Charles Otis Whitman, 
head of the department of zoology and curator 
of the Zoological Museum at the University of 
Chicago, died of pneumonia in Chicago, Dec. 
6. Prof. Whitman, who was 68 years old, was 
widely known as a zoologist. He had been head 
of his department at the University of Chicago 
since the opening of the institution in 1892. 
He was born at Woodstock, Maine, and was 
educated at Bowdoin, Leipsig University, Ger- 
many, and Johns Hopkins University. Before 
coming to Chicago, he held important posts 
at the Imperial University of Japan, at the 
Naples Zoological station. Harvard Univer- 
sity, the Allis Lake Laboratory, and Clark 



University. He was also an editor and writer 
of note on scientific matters and a member of 
numerous scientific societies. 

Surviving ■ Professor Whitman are his 
widow, and two sons, Frank and Carroll. 
Frank Whitman is a student at Harvard Uni- 
versity, and his brother is at Cornell Univer- 
sity. 

'99 — Samuel Topliff has accepted the posi- 
tion of manager of the bankruptcy depart- 
ment in the Continental and Commercial Bank 
of Chicago. 

'99 — L. B. Leavitt will be in Washington 
for a few months where he will be engaged 
in writing a portion of the text for the forth- 
coming report of the Census of Manufac- 
tures. 

'99 — Archer P. Cram has accepted a posi- 
tion with the litigating department of the 
Sidal Guarantee and Trust Co. 

'05 — John H. Woodruff has received an 
appointment in the department of surgery at 
the Medical College of the University of Ver- 
mont. 

'06 — The engagement of Miss Ethel May, 
daughter of Hon. and Mrs. Horace Mitchell 
of Kittery Point, to Edward Russell Hale of 
Portland, is announced. ]\Ir. Hale is a grad- 
uate of Bowdoin and of Harvard Law School. 
Miss Mitchell is a graduate of Wellesley and 
a teacher in the Portsmouth, N. H., High 
School. 

'09 — Paul J. Newman is now located in 
Chicago with Little, Brown & Co. 

'10 — Charles A. Smith is taking a course 
in mining engineering at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 



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VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 13, 191 1 



NO. 23 



FIRST JUNIOR ASSEMBLY 

The first Junior assembly is lield this even- 
ing in Memorial Hall. The patronesses are 
Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Chai'les C. Hutch- 
ins, Mrs. Frederic W. Brown, Mrs. Paul Nix- 
on and Mrs. William H. Davis. The commit- 
tee of arrangements is made up of Reginald 
E. Foss, chairman ; Seward J. Marsh, Allan 
Woodcock, Stephen Flughes and Joseph New- 
ell. Music for the dancing, which will begin 
promptly at eight o'clock will be furnished by 
Hicks' orchestra of Lewiston. There will be 
an order of sixteen dances and three extras. 
Tickets for the dance and refreshment tickets 
will be sold in the gentlemen's dressing room. 



FIRST COLLEGE TEA 

The first college tea of the year was held 
this afternoon in Hubbard Hall from half after 
three until half after five. In the receiving 
line were Mrs. George T. Files, Miss Helen 
Chapman, Mrs. George T. Little and Mrs. 
William A. Moody. A large number of stu- 
dents and their friends and many Brunswick 
people were present. Delicious refreshments 
were served. College teas will also be held 
on February loth and March loth. 



'68 PRIZE SPEAKING 

The annual contest for the Class of 1868 
Prize will occur on next Thursday evening, 
Jan. 19. The speakers are as follows : Arthur 
Harrison Cole, Ernest Gibson Fifield, Law- 
rence McFarland, William Folsom Merrill, 
Earl Baldwin Smith, and Joseph Curtis White. 
The prize of $40.00 will be awarded to the 
best written and spoken oration of the six 
contestants. 



MONDAY NIGHT CLUB 



The Monday Night Club met this week, 
but in an informal way. Those present had a 
discussion about next year's football schedule, 
and about the character of officials in charge 
of our Maine games. Games outside the state 
were mentioned. 



FENCING TEAM 

The fencing squad has now got its work 
of the year well under way. Daily practice is 
being held every afternoon from five until six 
in the gymnasium, under the direction of Capt. 
Bridge, who was one of the stars of last year's 
'varsity team. Every Saturday evening the 
men are coached by Charles D. White of the 
Pianelli Fencing Club of Augusta. Mr. 
White meets the men on the mat and gives 
each the best kind of personal coaching. 

A large number of men are taking much 
interest in the sport and the squad now num- 
bers about thirty, who, besides Capt. Bridge, 
Medic, '13, are: Lippincott, Medic, '13; 
Clark, 'II ; R. P. Hine, '11 ; R. F. White, '12; 
Pike, '13; Cummings, '13; McCargo, '14; 
Payson, '14; Barton, '14; D. K. Merrill, '14; 
L. A. Donahue, '14; P. E. Donahue, '14. Be- 
sides these there are many others who are 
showing up well with the foil. 

Pike, '13, who has been appointed manager, 
hopes to arrange a Massachusetts trip, when 
matches will be held with Harvard, Amherst 
and Springfield Training School. Springfield 
has already challenged Bowdoin to a match in 
Brunswick on January 2i, but as this date is 
unsatisfactory to Bowdoin, an attempt will be 
made to arrange a contest with Springfield on 
the latter 's home mat. 



COMMENCEMENT PLANS 

The Wednesday of commencement week 
will no longer be a dull spot between the rush 
of college exercises and social functions pre- 
ceding and following. A committee of alum- 
ni composed of Arthur T. Parker, '76, of 
Bath, chairman; Prof. George T. Files, '89, 
of Brunswick ; Eugene L. Bodge, '97, of Port- 
land ; Howard R. Ives, '98, of Portland ; and 
Prof. K. C. M. Sills, '01, of Brunswick, are 
at work making arrangements for a program 
which will make that day attractive to both 
alumni and undergraduates. No definite 
arrangements have been made as yet, but a 
general plan has been drawn up which in- 
cludes a tennis tournament in the forenoon, a 
lunch and a meeting of alumni in the gymna- 



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sium, an outdoor drama in the afternoon, and 
a concert promenade on the campus just be- 
fore the president's reception in the evening. 
The committee would be glad to receive any 
recommendations from interested alumni. 

This year the Class of '6i will hold its fif- 
tieth anniversary reunion and the Class of '86 
its twenty-fifth. Other reunions to be held 
this year are by the classes of '71, '76, '81, '91, 
'96, '01 and '06. 



A SPLENDID RECORD 
Tribute to Hon. H. B. Quinby, '69 

For the recently closed administration of 
Governor Henry Brewer Quinby of Bowdoin 
in the Class of 1869, the Concord Evening 
Monitor finds it difficult to confine to even 
■two and one-half columns its words of appre- 
ciation and congratulation to the state for so 
efficient a head. 

He was inaugurated as Governor of New 
Hampshire on Jan. 7, 1909, and in his inaugu- 
ral message to the Legislature recommended 
tax reform, anti-free-pass legislation, the re- 
striction of the lobby, a direct primary law, 
legislation protecting no-license communities, 
an enlarged measure of state aid to public 
schools in rural districts, an amendment to the 
trustee process law, the strengthening and 
enforcement of the laws against child labor, 
the appointment of a state forester, provision 
against state loss by fire, defense against 
insect pests, further supervision by the state 
of public service agencies. 

An editorial in the above-mentioned paper 
at the close of that session of the Legisla- 
ture, written by the present American Min- 
ister to Greece, said: "The real leader of the 
Legislature this winter sat in neither the Sen- 
ate nor the House. His chair was in the 
executive chamber and from there he laid a 
firm hand upon all the proceedings of the ses- 
sion. . . . On every pledge which he 
made to the people Governor Quinby has made 



During his two years of office Governor 
Quinby was confronted by not a few onerous 
and unusual duties of great responsibility, 
not the least of which were the laying out of 
state trunk line highways, the construction and 
maintenance of other state-built or state-aided 
roads, and the satisfactory enlargement and 



remodeling of the State House within the 
limits of time and expense set by the Legisla- 
t.ire. At the formal rededication of the com- 
pleted structure a former critic of the under- 
taking pronounced it "a million-dollar State 
House for $400,000.00." 

The Concord Evening Monitor says fur- 
ther : " ' Economy and efficiency' have been 
favorite watchwords of the Quinby adminis- 
tration and their application has saved the 
state many thousands of dollars. 

"The records of the administration show 
how carefully and with what sacrifice of per- 
sonal convenience and private business His 
Excellency has attended to the routine duties 
of his high office. 

"Dartmouth College, not strictly a state 
institution, but an annual beneficiary of the 
state treasury, has entertained Governor 
Quinby frequently and has manifested its 
appreciation of his personal qualities and pub- 
lic record by conferring upon him the hon- 
orary degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor 
of Laws. The latter, which Governor Quin- 
by also received during his administration 
from his Alma Mater, Bowdoin, was given 
him by Dartmouth upon the occasion of the 
installation of President Ernest F. Nichols. 

"At this ceremony Governor Quinby was 
included in the most distinguished array of 
speakers ever heard on a single occasion in 
Xew Hampshire and his remarks were as apt 
and eloquent, as creditable to the state he rep- 
resented, as on many another occasion, formal 
and informal, during the two years of his offi- 
cial life. If all his addresses, prepared and 
impromptu, could be collected from the re- 
ports of the daily press and combined with his 
proclamations and other executive documents 
the result would be an important addition to 
the official literature of New Hampshire." 



INVITE McCALL TO SPEAK 

Bowdoin Alumni in Washington Ask Him to Address 

Dinner 

The Bowdoin College Alumni of Washing- 
ton have invited Representative McCall to 
attend their annual dinner there Jan. 19 and 
repeat the address which he delivered at Port- 
land last summer when the monument to 
Speaker Thomas B. Reed was unveiled. 

Mr. McCall has accepted. President Taft 
may look in on the dinner. 



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CLASSICAL CLUB MEETING 

The Classical Club met Thursday night at 
Prof. Nixon's house instead of at Prof. Sills'. 
The members enjoyed a very pleasant inform- 
al meeting, during which the "Birds" of Aris- 
tophanes was read. 



DEUTSCHER VEREIN 

The Deutscher Verein met Saturday evening at 
the Alpha Delta Phi House. The program of the 
evening included a paper by Professor Files on 
"Commercial Germany." This was followed by a 
discussion. Refreshments were served. 



GENERAL CHAMBERLAIN HONORED 

The picture of Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, for 
which an appropriation was made by the last Legis- 
lature, 'has been delivered to the State and will be 
hung in the State House at once. It shows Gen- 
eral Chamberlain mounted and dressed in the uni- 
form to which his rank entitles him. 



Y. M. C. A. MEETING 



George E. Fogg '02, addressed the Y. M. C. A., 
Thursday evening, Jan. 5, on the subject of the 
Juvenile Courts, in the series on Christianity and the 
Social Problem. He began his talk with illustra- 
tions showing the relation of Christianity to law. 
He differentiated between the Old and New Testa- 
ment teachings, the former's laws being those of 
absolute and dum'b justice with retribution on the 
end of it, while the latter's idea of justice is justice 
with lig'ht, justice considering the individual and 
circumstances. "Our statute law is like that of the 
Old Testament," he said, "but today it is being 
brought about that the spirit of the New Testa- 
ment is carried out legally." 

He then traced the course of law reform in 
England from the earliest statutes of Lombroso to 
the adoption of the resolutions of a special com- 
mission, which stated that the greatest age of crime 
was between twenty and twenty-three and that the 
institution which would care for the child between 
the ages of ten and sixteen would solve the prison 
problem. He said that after they had adopted this 
report they woke up to the fact that America had 
worked the problem out ten years before and had 
instituted the great system of Juvenile Court and 
probation oiificer. The institution did not come 
from one place or one brain ; it was an evolution 
and at a number of places at the same time people 
realized that young criminals were the result of 
youth's conditions. At Chicago the germinal idea 
sprang up and finally in Colorado under Judge 
Lindsey it reached its true development. Under 
this system the equitable side of justice was brought 
out. Instead of indictment there was a petition 
issued ; instead of an arrest by the police, the parent 
accompanied the delinquent into court; the child, 
after examination, was placed under a probation 
ofKcer until he could be placed under some move- 



ment where his delinquency could be attended to; in 
other words he was given all the benefits of the 
education the community had to offer. "In this 
way," he said, "America is solving the problem of 
prevention of crime, and Law is learning to apply 
the principles of the New Testament in place of 
those of the Old." 



COLLEGE PREACHER 

The fourth college preacher of the year Rev. H. 
Roswell Bates of the Spring Street Mission, New 
York, conducted services at the college, Sunday. In 
the morning Dr. Bates had charge of the service 
at the Church on the Hill and in the afternoon 
spoke at Chapel on "Christianity and the Slums," 
the talk being given as a part of the social problem 
series being conducted by the Christian Association. 
"Christianity and the Slums" 
"The ever-present sign in the great cities," said 
Mr. Bates, "is, 'Wanted — o friend'." A friend is 
needed not only by the multitudes of deserted 
women and the multitudes of men out of positions, 
but by every working man. To every laboring man 
in a great city, however strong he may think he is, 
temptation is sure to come, sooner or later. The 
greatest temptation is that of the saloon. It is when 
the saloon beckons that the strong, true friend is 
needed. With such a friend back of him many a 
man who has sunk down into the depths of degrad- 
ation might have corae out on top. 

The little children, too, need friends, for it is 
from the children that our men and women are to 
come, and everything depends upon the start. The 
children need proper schools, they need proper food 
and clothing, they need proper bringing up. Count- 
less children have advanced into the ranks of the 
criminals through want of a friend in the time of 
need. 

The great want is felt everywhere. On all sides 
may be found human wrecks to w'hom, had a friend 
been present at the proper time all would have been 
different. The wretched old woman stealing scraps 
from the garbage barrel, the derelict upon the park 
benches, the thousands who drift on day by day 
from nowhere into nowhere, above all, the poor 
working girl alone in the great city: all these need 
friends. 

It is this crying need that the church mission is 
trying to fill. The mission is trying to be the "big 
brother" to all the underworld. The greatest ser- 
vice to humanity possible today is work among the 
poor, either abroad or at home. In this service as 
in no other can the young man do the work of God. 
Evening Service 
In the evening Mr. Bates spoke in Memorial Hall" 
on "A Visit to Tolstoy." 

In his address the speaker paid a glowing tribute 
to the memory of the great Russian. Mr. Bates 
told of a visit paid to Tolstoy by himself and a com- 
panion while engaged in mission work abroad. The 
whole discourse brought out forcibly the simplicity 
of the Russian count's life and associations, and the 
nobility and grandeur of character underlying all 
this. Whatever Tolstoy had was free to the people ; 
he tried to live his life as Christ would have done. 
No man ever lived whose death has been more in- 
tensely mourned by people all over the world. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911 Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, 191 1 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 



J. C. ■WHITE. 1911 
\V. A. McCORMICK, 1912 
W. R. SPINNEY, 1912 
H. P. VANNAH. 1912 

J. L. CURTIS, igii 
H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 



L. E. JONES. 1913 
V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 
D. H. McMURTRIE. 1913 
F. D. WISH. 1913 

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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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No. 23 



A Poor Joke 



The presence of a half- 
grown dog in chapel last 
Tuesday morning appeared to be a huge joke 
to a certain element in the student body. To 
the rest it was disgusting. The dog could not 
be blamed, for he would not have gone in 
unless invited. Once inside he was badly 
frightened. The scene which ensued was an 
offense against the sacred spirit of the exer- 
cises and a direct insult to Prof. Chapman, 
who, by his splendid dignity, administered all 
the rebuke necessary. While the person or 
persons who let the dog in are primarily at 
fault, that he wasn't put out, and he was a 
perfectly harmless beast, was the fault of 
someone else. How about the Student Coun- 
cil which was well represented? 



To those of us who heard 
Mr. A. S. Hiwale Dr. Bates' address at 

chapel last Sunday came 
the realization that the term "friend" is a 
broad one and that we by our helpful interest 
and support can be friends to many peoole 
with whom we have little in common, andln 
many cases do not even know or see. Just at 
present every man in college is in a position 
to be a friend and supporter of one man at 
least — and he is a Bowdoin man, too. 

We refer to Mr. A. S. Hiwale, '09, in 
whose interest a subscription paper is being 
circulated. As we all know, Mr. Hiwale is at 
the head of the first and only " Bowdoin" mis- 
sion. We should support him, first, because 
he is doing a great work, and secondly, be- 
cause he is representing one of Bowdoin's in- 
stitutions. We have lately returned from a 
holiday season in which we were the recipi- 
ents of many blessings, material and other- 
wise, from our friends. Let us be friends to 
him who asks so little and does so much. 
He'll appreciate it. 



MAINE COLLEGE CONFERENCE 

The third annual Maine College and Preparatory 
School Conference will be held at Bates College, 
from Feb. 17 to 19. At least two hundred college 
and preparatory school delegates are expected. As 
many more will also be in attendance at the State 
y. M. C. A. conference which will be held at the 
same time. The delegates will be entertained by 
Bates College and their only expense will be the 
railroad fare and a fifty-cent enrollment fee, part of 
which the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. will pay. The rai.- 
road fare will probably be reduced as well. It is 
hoped that Bowdoin will have fifty delegates in all. 
The program will be as follows : 

Friday 

3.00 to 5.00 — Informal conference of Presidents and 
Leaders in college and preparatory school 
Y. M. C. A.'s, to consider matters of policy, 
etc., conducted by Mr. J. W. Pontius, Eastern 
College Secretary. 

6.30— Banquet in the City Hall with the. Maine State 
Y. M. C. A. delegates. Probable speakers : 
C. R. Towson of New York, Governor Plais- 
ted, President Hyde, President Chase, and 
possibly Mr. Pontius. 

Saturday 

8.47— Bates Chapel, address by E. T. Colton (or E. 
C. Carter). 

9.30 — Business Session. 

9.4s— Bible Study Address by Neil McMillan or 
Harrison Elliott, Bible Study Secretary of 
the National Student Movement. 



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10.30 — Sectional Conference on Bible Study for col- 
lege men, McMillan or Elliott; Prep, school 
men, Pontius. 

11.30 — Conference Picture. 

11.4s— Life Work Meetings (i) For Student Volun- 
teers conducted by E. T. Colton ; (2) Y. M. 
C. A. Secretaries, conducted by Mr. Ober ; 
(3) Men planning to enter the ministry. 

1.30 — Business Session. 

1.4s — Brief Address on Northfield Conference, by 
Mr. Colton or Mr. Pontius, followed by very 
brief reports by selected delegates. 

2.30 — College Men, "Service After College," State 
Senator Milliken; and "Opportunities in Y. 
M. C. A. Work," Mr. C. K. Ober of New 
York, Secretary of International Y. M. C. A. 
Com. 

2.30 — Preparatory School Men, conference on 
organization and meetings, conducted by 
Mr. Pontius. 

2.30 — Special Session for Faculty Members, con- 
ducted by E. T. Colton, brief addresses prob- 
ably by President Aley of Maine, Dr. Sar- 
gent of Hebron and others. 

4.00 to 6.00 — Basket Ball Game Bates vs. Portland 
Y. M. C. A. 

7.30 — Public meeting at City Hall ; presiding officer. 
President Aley; address on "Work at Home" 
by Mr. C. W. Towson ; or "Work Abroad" 
by Mr. E. T. Cokon. 

Sunday 

9.30 — Devotional Address, Mr. Pontius. 
10.30 — Church Services, addresses by Conference 
speakers. 

3.00 — Mass Meeting for Students, address by E. T. 
Colton. 

7.30 — Public Meeting, City Hall ; address by W. K. 
Cooper of Washington, and one other 
speaker. 

9.00 to 9.IS — Closing Session for College and Pre- 
paratory School Men. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 



The December Bible Study report indicates that 
there are eighteen classes meeting weekly, with 142 
men enrolled, and an average attendance of 97, both 
of which are nearly double the number enrolled and 
attending last year. Classes are being held in six 
fraternities. The closing sessions will be held this 
month, and during February and March, as last 
year, there will be two brief courses in Missions, 
following the method pursued in Bible Study. 
There will also be a Sunday noon Bible Class con- 
ducted by President Hyde and Professor Chapman. 

The annual Maine Boys' Y. M. C. A. Confer- 
ence will be held in Bangor, February 24-26. The 



Boys' Club at Pejepscot will send delegates. 
Arthur Merrill, 1914, is President of the Confer- 
ence. 

The Christmas celebration of the Pejepscot 
Sunday School, under the auspices of the Bowdoin 
Y. M. C. A., was held December 20. Presents were 
given to nearly 50 children and about 80 people 
attended the exercises. "Santa Claus" was warmly 
received, and the reading by Welch and songs by 
the quartet were much appreciated. The Sunday 
School meets weekly, with an average attendance of 
nearly 300, tavight by three students. 

The subscriptions for the work of A. S. Hiwale, 
1909, in India, will be undertaken this week. Later 
the alumni will be given an opportunity to contribute 
toward his support. It is hoped to send at least 
$300 from the students this year. Last year out of 
$300 pledged by students, only about $200 was col- 
lected. The Faculty and alumni gave about $100 
more. Be ready with your share when the sub- 
scription book comes around ! 

Just before college closed, a large box of old 
clothes was sent by the Y. M. C. A. to Rev. H. Ros- 
well Bates, in New York, and a box of magazines 
to the State Prison. Another box of papers is 
about to be sent to the Sailors' Mission in Charles- 
town. As the last steamer for Labrador has sailed, 
the barrel of old clothes for the work of Dr. Gren- 
fell cannot be sent until early spring. Toward this, 
and the box for the sailors and the Text Book Loan 
Library, contributions will be gladly received by the 
chairman of the committee, Charles Oxnard. 



8.00 



CALENDAR 

Friday, January 13. 
First Junior Assembly in Memorial Hall. 



Sunday, January 15 

10.45 Morning service in the Church on the 
Hill, conducted by Rev. Wilbur F. Berry, Superin- 
tendent of the Christian Civic League of Maine. 

5.00 Chapel conducted by President Hyde. 
Music by Quartette; cornet solo by Newell, '12. 

Thursday, January 19 

7.00 Y. M. C. A. Meeting. Address by Carl 
E. Milliken, Island Falls. 

8.00 Class of 1868 Prize Speaking in Memorial 
Hall. 

Friday, January 20 

7.30 Smoker in Memorial Hall. 



Y. M. C. A. SPEAKER 



The next college speaker will be Senator Carl 
E. Milliken of Island Falls. Senator Milliken was 
one of the few Republican candidates to be returned 
to the Senate at Augusta. He is a graduate of 
Bates and a well-known lumber merchant. He 
spoke here last winter. This Y. M. C. A. meeting 
will be the last in the semester. 



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dollcQC IRotes 



Wyman, ex-'i2, visited the college last week. 

The Freshman Class picture was taken Friday. 

The Classical Club met last evening with Dean 
Sills. 

The trials for the Bradbury Prize Debate occur 
Tuesday, Feb. 14. 

An informal whist party was given at the Delta 
Upsilon house, Friday evening. 

A meeting of the Y. M. C. A. cabinet was held 
last evening at the Zeta Psi house. 

Rev. H. Roswell Bates, last Sunday's college 
preacher, is a graduate of Hamilton. 

James M. Pierce, ex-'ii, stopped off last week 
on his way to Georgetown University. 

Trials in the sprints and 'high jump are being 
held in the Freshman gymnasium classes. 

Prof. Cram attended the meeting of the State 
Board of Health in Augusta last Tuesday. 

Hurley, '12, is principal of the Brunswick even- 
ing school. The school opened January 9. 

The college smoker announced for last Friday 
night has been postponed until January 20. 

Walker, '13, has been confined to his home in 
Biddeford, Me., with illness, the past week. 

Grippe is very prevalent in the college at present, 
a number of students being confined to their rooms. 

Junior Assembly guests of the non-fraternity 
men are being entertained at the Delta Upsilon 
house. 

Students may receive their room deposits upon 
presentation of their receipts at the Treasurer's 
office. 

Prof. Chapman was in Augusta Wednesday, to 
attend the meeting of the trustees of the State 
Normal Schools. 

Prof. Sills went to Boston Thursday, to attend 
the meeting of the American Dante Society, of 
which he is a member. 

Mr. McConaughy entertained the members of 
the Freshman religious committee Tuesday after- 
noon at his rooms on College Street. 

Bowdoin and Harvard meet in baseball at Cam- 
bridge, May 4. This is the first baseball game be- 
tween the two colleges for several years. 

George E. Fogg, '02, the Y. M. C. A. speaker of 
January 5, is well known to all Bowdoin men as 
the author of "We'll Sing to Old Bowdoin." 

Dennis, '11, is acting as doorkeepr in the Senate 
while the State Legislature is in session. Locke, 
'12, has been chosen clerk to the committee on rail- 
roads. 

The Lewiston Journal is publishing a series of 
articles by Professor George T. Files on "Good 
Roads and Summer Travel." The fifth of the 
series was published Saturday. 

The absence of Hurley has been noticed the 
past week. Together with Withington, captain of 
Harvard's football team, he has been addressing the 
Massachusetts schools concerning athletics. 



The library is now distributing among other 
institutions the first of the Bowdoin College Studies 
in History. This is a booklet by Robert Hale, 
entitled, "Early Days of the Church in the State 
of Maine." 

By a ruling of the faculty, Seniors who by the 
end of the first semester are credited with thirty 
courses need not make the usual deposit on courses 
in excess of thirty-four, but will be required to pay 
the usual sum in June if they fail in the extra 
courses. 

The following men are candidates for the 'Var- 
sity relay team: McFarland, '11; Smith, '11; Pierce, 
'n; Wiggin, '11; Allen '11; Purington '11; Kern, 
'11; Hine, '11; McKenney, '12; Cole, '12; Gray, '12; 
E. Tuttle, '13; Jones. '13; Skolfield, '13; Walker, '13; 
Weatherill, '14; Mitchell, '14. 

The University of Maine athletic board has ap- 
proved the dates for the first five games of the 
series for the Maine State collegiate baseball cham- 
pionship as follows: May 6, Bowdoin at Brunswick; 
May 10, Bates at Lewiston ; May 20, Bates at Orono ; 
May 24, Bowdoin at Orono ; May 27, Colby at 
Orono. 

Mr. Enoch Perkins of Maiden, formerly of Lew- 
iston, and a member of the staff of Gov. Harris M. 
Plaisted, father of the present Governor, tells some 
interesting anecdotes concerning his experiences 
while a staff member. The following will be of 
interest to all who may have been present at the 
time the incident described occurred. 

"The most amusing incident that occurred at any 
one time was when we were at Bowdoin College with 
the Governor to attend the commencement exercises. 
There was to be a larger number of visitors than usual 
on the platform so the carpenters enlarged the stage 
by laying boards out about two feet over the first two 
top steps, making the distance about three feet to 
slip down from. The weather was stifling hot and 
our padded dress uniforms made us the more un- 
comfortable. The Governor and his staff were 
seated on the front of the stage and I made up my 
mind after a while that I had had enough. Think- 
ing I would go out on the campus and lie down 
under a tree and get cooled, I excused myself to 
the Governor and stepping down the two steps fell 
to the floor in a sprawl in front of 1500 people. 
When the Bowdoin Bugle (a book published by the 
students) came out in the fall there was consider- 
able space devoted to illustrations showing the Gov- 
ernor's staff being wheeled to the depot on wheel- 
barrows. " 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

The total enrolment at Dartmouth is 1258, 
as against 1229 in 1909. 

Western Reserve University has increased 
its nimibers from 1065 students last year to 
1302 this fall. . 

The Push Ball Fight at the University of 
Pennsylvania is doomed. Thrice has it been 
tried and twice found wanting — both from the 
standpoint of the enlisted classes and the by- 
standers. 



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Hon. Joseph Battell, an alumnus of Mid- 
dlebury College, has announced his intention 
to give 10,000 acres of forest land to his Alma 
Mater as the foundation for a school of for- 
estry. 

Women are to be admitted to membership 
in the University of Pennsylvania Chapter of 
Sigma Xi, the honorary scientific society. 

The Lawrence Scientific School of Har- 
vard University has been merged with the 
Graduate School of Applied Science. 

The Board of Fellows of Brown Univer- 
sity, has approved the recommendation con- 
tained in the President's report for the estab- 
lishment of the semester system. This action 
was taken because it was thought that the 
present three-term system gives more work to 
both instructor and student. 

At Wellesley more than 600 students are enrolled 
in the compulsory spelling courses for delinquents 
in this branch of English. 

The Harvard Crimson makes the appeal that the 
University should make more of an effort to attract 
high school students as opposed to the "preparatory" 
school students. The Crimson is authority for the 
statement that more than half the public high 
schools of Massachusetts have not sent to Harvard 
a single man in ten years. 

The total registration at Bates is 478, a gain of 
17 over last year. The entering class numbers 134, 
a loss of IS from last year. 

Yale offers a prize to any Divinity School stu- 
dent who wins a position on one of the debating 
teams which oppose Harvard and Princeton. 

Senior buttons 'with a design in the class colors, 
orange and black, and with the numerals promi- 
nently displayed, are to be worn for the remainder of 
the year by the Class of 191 1 at Harvard, 

In his last official report. President Emeritus 
Seelye of Smith College advocates discriminative 
salaries for the members of the faculty, based direct- 
ly on the worth of the various professors to the 
college. 

Every young woman in the Home Economics 
Department of the University of Missouri who takes 
the course in testing fabrics must roll up her sleeves 
and work over a wash-tub. The course aims to 
teach the effect of starch, bluing and other chemicals 
on clothing. 

Professor Max Friedlander, an Exchange Pro- 
fessor at Harvard from the University of Berlin, is 
to organize a student c'horus similar to those in 
German universities. 

Seven members of the Christian Association at 
the University of Pennsylvania have just completed 
a novel missionary campaign in the neighboring city 
of West Chester. They spoke at a series of ser- 
vices held in various churches, played basketball 
with the local Y. M. C. A. team, held conferences 
and prayer meetings, and took part in gymnasium 
exhibits in the endeavor to show just what the rela- 
tion of the college man is to Christianity. 

A plan is being advocated by Pres. Charles H. 
Levermore of Adelphi College and several other 
Brooklyn educators to unite the institutions of 



higher learning in Brooklyn and form a Long Island 
Institute. Among the schools which may combine 
are Adelphi College, the Polytechnic Institute, the 
College of Engineers, and the Long Island Medical 
School. A fund of about $5,000,000 would be 
needed to furnish equipment. 

More than $166,000 was earned by the students 
of Columbia University during the last scholastic 
year. This is an increase of $60,000 over the pre- 
vious year. 

Bates has made application for membership in 
the N. E. I. A. A. This request will be voted upon 
at the next meeting of the association, to be held 
at the Lenox Hotel in Boston on Feb. 11. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon, 
Jan. II, 191 1. 
The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon is 
called upon to record with regret the death of 
another of its alumni, George Robinson Swa- 
sey of the Class of 1875. In his chosen pro- 
fession, that of law, he has had a distin- 
guished and honored career. 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. 

Ben Weston Partridge, Jr., 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
Charles Richard Farnham, 



For the Chapter. 



Hall of Alpha Rho of Kappa Sigma. 

January 11, 191 1. 
Whereas, It has pleased the Supreme 
Grand Master of the Universe to remove 
from our midst our brother, James Atwood 
Crowell Milliken, of the Class of 1909, there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, That in the death of our brother 
we suffer a great loss, and, realizing the deep- 
er sorrow of those bound closer to him by ties 
of family, we extend to them our heartfelt 
sympathy. 

Charles Lewis Oxnard, 
Edward Oliver Leigh, 
JosiAH Steele Brown, 

For the Chapter. 



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Hlumni Department 

'66. — When Principal Hiram Bartlett Law- 
rence of the Appleton Street Grammar School 
in Holyoke, Mass., passed away at his home 
on Tuesday morning, Dec. 20, 1910, the be- 
reavement was felt the more deeply thru hun- 
dreds of homes thruout the city as this grand 
old teacher had most firmly entrenched him- 
self in the affections of all by a full comple- 
ment of those sterling qualities which go to 
make up a fine and noble life. The cause of 
his death was erysipelas, developing into 
bronchial pneumonia. 

Mr. Lawrence was born in Wayne, Me., 
on March 4, 1840. His whole life was a con- 
tinued struggle against adverse conditions. 
A few weeks of school during the winter 
after he was old enoug'h to be of assistance 
on the farm in the summer was all that he 
enjoyed. Later, however, having attended 
parts of several terms at the Wayne High 
School and Towle Academy, Winthrop, he 
taught two winters in country schools. 

Having equipped himself with sufficient 
Latin, which by the way he never laid aside 
or forgot, he spent one year at the Maine 
State Seminary, Lewiston. He entered Bow- 
doin in 1862, and altho obliged to spend all 
his spare time and part of the time when he 
should have 'been engaged in his studies in 
manual labor for his own support in college, 
he was graduated with his class with honors, 
$2,000 in debt. 

After graduation he studied law and was 
admitted to the Kennebec bar August 11, 
1886. But he always seemed to have a love 
for teaching, and while engaged in his law 
studies was principal of the Gardiner, Me., 
High School. From there he went to Pena- 
cook Academy, N. H., in 1869, and in 1872 
was elected principal of the Appleton Street 
Grammar School in Holyoke. He is survived 
by a wife, Mrs. Mary J. Lawrence, and one 
daughter. Vera B. Lawrence. 

Superintendent John L. Riley of the Hol- 
yoke Schools offers this tribute to Principal 
Lawrence's work: 

"In his love for children and his ever- 
youthful enthusiasm in their activities and 
aspirations; in his devotion to duty; in his 



citizenship ideals ; in the uprightness of his 
life revealed daily in intimate contact with 
pupils; the moral results of Mr. Lawrence's 
service and influence of nearly forty years 
cannot be measured. A long life consecrated 
to the work of guiding children upward to 
intelligence, sympathy and moral purpose is 
his gift to Holyoke — as rich a gift as man 
could bestow or city receive." 

'75. — Hon. Seth L. Larrabee died at his 
home in Portland early Friday morning, Dec. 
9, 1910, after a long illness which assumed a 
critical aspect only recently. He was born in 
Scarboro, Me., Jan. 22, 1855, was educated in 
the town schools, Westbrook Seminary and 
Bowdoin. For one year after graduation he 
was an instructor in Goddard Seminary in 
Barre, Vt. He then returned to Portland and 
studied law in the office of Strout & Gage, 
being admitted to the bar in 1878. 

Mr. Larrabee was elected register of pro- 
bate in 1880 and held this office for nine years. 
In 1891 he was elected city solicitor, holding 
the office one year. I-Ie was elected to the 
House of Representatives in 1895 and again 
in 1897, being chosen Speaker on the organ- 
ization of the Legislature in January. 

He was married Oct. 21, 1880, to Miss 
Lulu B. Sturdevant of Scarboro, who with 
her two sons, Sidney B. and Leon A. Larra- 
bee, survives him. 

Ex- '09 — Dr. James A. C. Milliken died at 
New Bedford, Mass., on Thursday morning, 
Dec. 29, 1910, after having been ill since last 
August with a complication of diseases. After 
taking special work for a year at Bowdoin he 
entered the Medical School of Maine and was 
graduated last June. He received an appoint- 
ment at the State Hospital at Fort Steilacoom, 
Washington, where he was practicing when 
taken ill. His age was 25 years. He was 
engaged to Miss Mabelle Doughty of Bruns- 
wick. Miss Doughty was in New Bedford 
during the greater part of his illness. 

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VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 20, 191 1 



NO. 24 



CLASS OF 1868 PRIZE SPEAKING 

The Class of 1868 Prize Speaking Contest 
occurred last evening, Jan. 19, in Memorial 
Hall. The committee in charge of arrange- 
ments consisted of William Folsom Merrill 
(chairman), Ernest Fifield, and Arthur H. 
Cole. The judges were as follows: Principal 
Herbert E. Cole, '82, of Bath ; Rev. Herbert 
P. Woodin of Auburn, and Hon. Percival P. 
Baxter, '98, of Portland. Prof. Chapman pre- 
sided. The program was as follows : 

A New Avenue to the Public Mind, 

Lawrence McFarland, '11 
Criminals or Citizens, 

Ernest Gibson Fifield, '11 
Music. 
Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor, 

Joseph Curtis White, '11 
Poe's Incompleteness, 

Arthur Harrison Cole, '11 

Music. 

Edward Macdowell, the American Composer, 

Wm. Folsom Merrill (excused) 

A New Arisitocracy, Earl Baldwin Smith, '11 

Music. 

Decision of Judges. 



RELAY WORK 

Definite arrangements have been com- 
pleted by Manager MacCofmiick of the 
Track Association, whereby Bowdoin and 
Tufts relay teams will meet at the B. A. A. 
games in Boston, Feruary 11. For the past 
two years Bowdoin has won from her oppo- 
nent but this year a hard and close battle is 
likely. Under Coach Morrill the team is fast 
developing and will in all probability be 
definitely picked during the coming week. It 
has been a disappointment that so few Fresh- 
men have shown interest enough to come out 
for the team. Thus far only two out of a 
class of eighty-five have reported for daily 
practice. It is not yet too late to come out 
and make someone work hard for a place. In 
addition a little experience will go a long way 
in making the Freshman team. 



AMERICAN HISTORY AND BENNETT PRIZE 
SUBJECTS 

The Class of 1875 Prize in American His- 
tory will be awarded this year for the best 
essay on one of the following subjects : 

"The Importance of Pemaquid in Ameri- 
can History." 

"The History of the Abolitionist Move- 
ment in New England." 

Essays should contain not less than fifteen, 
nor more than twenty-five thousand words. 
All essays must be typewritten and submitted 
to Professor Mcllwain not later than June i, 
191 1. The competition is open to Juniors and 
Seniors. 

The Bennett prize will be awarded for the 
best essay on "The Direct Election of Senators 
in the United States." For this prize the 
essays should contain not less than five nor 
more than ten thousand words. They must be 
submitted to Professor Mcllwain on or before 
June I, 191 1. The competition is open to 
Juniors and Seniors. Those intending to com- 
pete for either of these prizes are requested to 
notify Professor Mcllwain at once. 



FIRST JUNIOR ASSEMBLY 

Last Friday evening at 8 o'clock, the first 
Junior Assembly was held in Memorial Hall. 
There were about fifty couples on the floor, 
who enjoyed the music of the Hobbs Orches- 
tra of Lewiston. An order of sixteen dances 
and three extras was played and the dancing 
continued to a late hour. The hall was pro- 
fusely decorated with college and fraternity 
banners. At intermission, refreshments were 
served by Morton of Brunswick. 

The patronesses for the occasion were : 
Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Charles C. Hutch- 
ins, Airs. Frederick W. Brown, Mrs. Paul 
Nixon and Mrs. William H. Davis. 

Among those present were : Misses Mar- 
garet Crosby, Helen Christian, Margaret 
Wood, and Hortense Harding, of Bangor; 
Edith Hughes and Belle Tilton of South Port- 
land ; Lila Pike of Dover, Mass. ; Nellie 
Hodgkins of Bath ; Rachel Smith of Reading, 
Mass. ; Imogene Bennett, Grace Lunt, Frances 



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Little, JMargaret Day, Leona Thompson, 
Marion Drew, Gertrude Saddler, Virginia 
Woodbury of Brunswick ; Frances Crosman, 
Mary Fletcher, Evelyn Edwards, Margaret 
Starbird, Janet Peters, Adelaide Mitchell, 
Frances Skolfield, Eva Miller, Marion Ross, 
Olive Eastman, Madeline Bradford of Port- 
land ; Anna Weston of Augusta ; Hazel Loth- 
rop, Iva Record of Auburn ; Winifred Dodge, 
Freedom ; Josephine Hill, Biddeford ; Lillian 
Perkins, Bath ; Dorothy Bird, Helen Cooper, 
Emily Webb, Rockland; Gladys Umberhind, 
Topsham. 

The committee in charge of the assembly 
consisted of: Reginald Edson Foss of Skow- 
hegan, Seward Joseph Marsh of Farmington, 
Joseph Henry Newell of Richmond, Allan 
"Woodcock of Bangor, and Stephen Winfield 
Hughes of South Portland. 



FIRST COLLEGE TEA 



Last Friday afternoon from three-thirty to 
five-thirty, the first college tea was held in the 
Alumni Room of Hubbard Hall. The afifair 
was attended by a large number of visitors, 
members of the faculty, and students, who 
had a very enjoyable time. The crowded 
room was tastily decorated with red pinks. 
Refreshments of tea, coffee and punch were 
served to the guests. 

In the receiving line were Mrs. George 
Taylor Files, Miss Helen Chapman, Mrs. 
George T. Little and Mrs. William Albion 
Moody. 

The coffee table was in charge of Mrs. 
Charles C. Hutchins; the tea, of Mrs. Frank 
E. Woodrufif, and the punch, of Mrs. William 
H. Davis and Mrs. Manton Copeland. 

The ushers were : Harrison Carter Chap- 
man, 'ii, of Portland, from the Alpha Delta 
Phi house; Robert Parsons King, '12, of Ells- 
worth, Psi Upsilon; William Clinton Allen, 
'11, of St. Paul, Minn., Delta Kappa Epsilon ; 
Philip Pearson Cole, '12, of Bath, Theta Delta 
Chi; Reginald Edson Foss, '12, of Skowhe- 
gan, Zeta Psi; Meredith Bodine Auten, '12, of 
Cass City, Mich., Delta Upsilon; Burleigh 
Gushing Rodick, '12, of Freeport, Kappa Sig- 
ma; Walter Nelson Emerson, '11, of Bangor, 
Beta Theta Pi. 

The committee in charge of the affair was 
composed of: Mrs. George T. Files, chairman. 
Miss Helen Chapman, Mrs. George T. Little, 
Mrs. William A. Moody and Mrs. William H. 
Davis. 



LECTURE BY MR. PORRIT 

Air. Edward Porrit, a former "parliamentary 
reporter," and probably the best authority on the 
Enghsh House of Lords and House of Commons in 
.\merica, spoke before the Good Government Club 
Wednesday evening on the subject of the budget of 
England. At present the English government is 
vitally wrapped up in the attitude taken by the House 
of Lords in disposing of the budgets passed on to 
them from the House of Commons, where the bills 
have been approved. All the discussion and turmoil 
in England over the question of the budget are 
traceable back to the introduction of Lloyd George 
budget in 1909 and its failure to pass the House of 
Lords. 

In connection with the history of the budget, 
reference must be made to the famous date lines 
since the Reformation. The first date line is 1660, 
the time when the commonwealth was done away 
with. The revolution under James in 1688 forms 
the second date line. The third is 1745. when the 
Hanoverian line was completely established. In 
1783, we have the close of the American revolution. 
In 1832, the Reform Act swept away the old medi- 
aeval House of Commons, giving the House of 
Lords complete control. The right to vote was 
given to men living in lO-pound houses. The mid- 
dle class was thus given the franchise. The sixth 
date line refers to the Reform Act of 1867, which 
admitted to the franchise working men living in the 
burroughs. Finally in 1884-85, the third Reform 
.\ct brought in to the vote all working classes. In 
1886, Home Rule became vitally important. The 
parliament elected in 1906 constitutes the ninth date 
line. In this Parliament there were 51 or 52 rep- 
resentatives of Labor and Socialism. There is the 
approaching eve of another development when Par- 
liament again meets in February. 

Although the real cause of the disturbance over 
the House of Lords is the budget of April, 1909, 
we have to go back to 1885, the election following 
the third franchise act, for full causes of the trouble. 
Up to 1885, there had existed the three classes, that 
is, the Wage, the Liberal, and the Radical parties. 
Following the extension of the Franchise hi '85, 
Gladstone was dependent on the Irish or Nationalist 
vote. His Home Rule bill of 1886 was, however, 
defeated in the House of Commons. He appealed 
to the country with the result that the Salisbury 
government came in and lasted from 1886 to 1892. 
The English conservatism and Toryism was^ much 
affected. An example of the good legislation of 
the period was the County Government Act. In 
1892, the Liberals again came into power, although 
dependent upon the Irish Nationalists. Gladstone 
then carried the Home Rule bill thru the House of 
Commons but not the House of Lords. The elec- 
tion in 189s brought in more progressive legislation 
under the Conservatives. Then came the Boer vvar 
in 1900, along with the' reactionary Parliament, giv- 
ing new privileges to the church, in regard to 
schools, and new privileges to the liquor trade. Tn 
1906, the Liberals won an overwhelming majority 
of 349 in a number of 670. . 

Trouble then commenced. The Liberals being 
practically out of power since 1885, gave progressive 
acts. Their Plural Vote Act, the University Act,. the 
Scotch Land Act, the Education Act, introduced by 
them, were, however, vetoed by the Lords. Their 



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budget increased the legislation on large estates 
when they passed from one man to another at his 
death. It tended to tax the landed aristocracy. 
Then came the election in January, igio. 

Looking at the House of Lords we see how it 
has grown in strength. In 1660 there were 142 
Lords, in 1688 there were 166, in 1783 there were 210 
and today there are 630. Since 1832, there have 
been created 422 peers, 239 by Liberals. Many of 
the new peers are due to the influence of wealth 
and corruption. When Lloyd George introduced 
the budget of 1909 it went to the Lords all right. 
By a majority of 275 the bill was thrown out by 
the Lords. Twice running the bills have been 
thrown out by Lords as always when the Liberals 
are in power. The Lords, however, never go to the 
chamber unless to throw out a Liberal bill. 

Thus, whenever the Tory majority of the Lords 
wishes to, it can defeat a bill against itself. The 
Liberals at last have gone to the King, asking for 
dissolution. King Edward did this. When Mr. 
AsQuith returned it was on the assurance that the 
Tory Lords would give up their veto policy. King 
George, however, coming in after the late King's 
death, seems to have disregarded the promise made 
to Asquith and tried to show his own hand. A 
compromise conference of Liberals and Conserva- 
tives failed to decide as to the veto and so another 
election took place in December, 1910, the Liberals 
gaining five votes. The veto question is now, then, 
uppermost. England will probably receive then its 
first portion of a writtten constitution. 

Formerb' both parties have agreed to a resolu- 
tion. The veto bill ought now to go through else 
in 1913 if the same result is given as usual to the 
Electoral District Act, the Plural Vote Act, the Uni- 
versity Bill Act, and the Home Rule Bill, the vic- 
torious House of Commons will skip the House of 
Lords' usual veto and go directly to the King and 
receive recognition. No peers will, however, have 
to be created to do this, although the report is prev- 
alent that this is necessary. Thus, England is stand- 
ing almost on a brink and will retire safely from it 
only by a proper treatment of the veto question. 



BOWDOIN INTERSCHOLASTIC BASEBALL LEAGUE 

The annual meeting of the Bowdoin Inter- 
scholastic Baseball League was held Saturday 
afternoon at the Alpha Delta Phi house, with 
Frederick S. Wiggin, '13, assistant manager 
of the Bowdoin Baseball Association, in the 
chair. The teams to compose the league for 
191 1 are Edward Little High School, Au- 
burn ; Cony High School, Augusta ; Brunswick 
High School ; Lewiston High School ; Morse 
High School, Bath. The following represen- 
tatives were in attendance : Brunswick High 
School, Manager J- L. Baxter, Captain Joseph 
Leonard ; Morse High School, Manager Ar- 
thur Higgins, Captain Clarence Parker ; Cony 
High School, Manager Leo Dunuj Captain 
Henry Thyng; Edward Little High School, 
Manager Harold F. Plummer, Captain John 
W. Lynch. 



'' The following schedule was drawn up : 

April 2 — Morse High School at Bruns- 
wick. 

April 29 — Lewiston High School at Bath. 

May 3 — Lewiston High School at Bruns- 
wick. 

May 6 — Edward Little High School at 
Bath; Brunswick High School at Augusta. 

May 10 — Lewiston High School at Au- 
gusta. 

May 13 — Brunswick High School at Au- 
burn; Cony High School at Bath. 

May 17 — Edward Little High School at 
Augusta. 

May 20 — Morse High School at Lewiston. 

May 24 — Lewiston High School at Au- 
burn. 

May 27 — Cony High School at Auburn ; 
Brunswick High School at Bath. 

May 31 — Edward Little High School at 
Brunswick. 

June 3 — Morse High School at Auburn; 
Cony High School at Brunswick. 

Jtme 7 — Brunswick High School at Lewis- 
ton. 

June 10 — Edward Little High School at 
Lewiston ; Morse High School at Augusta. 

June 14 — Cony High School at Lewiston. 



THE CLASSICAL CLUB 



The Classical Club has recently amended its 
constitution, so that it reads in the following 
manner : — 

"Beginning with the academic year 1911- 
1912, admission to the Classical Club will be 
restricted to men, taking Sophomore Classics, 
who received a grade of A or B in Freshman 
Classics, and to men who have elected Junior 
■Classics. From candidates so qualified, the 
Club will annually elect such a number as shall 
seem desirable." 

The next meeting of the Classical Club is 
to be held, Feb. 9, at Prof. Sills' house. The 
speaker will be Prof. Vv^oodrufif. 

For one of the next three meetings after 
that, Prof. Johnson will speak on some phase 
of Greek and Roman art. For another, Prof. 
Chapman will give a talk on some subject not 
yet known. At one of the meetings, a play of 
Plantus will be read. 



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JANUARY 20, 191 I 



No. 24 



Freshman 

Dormitories 



All who have had an 
opportunity to read the 
recent issues of Harvard's 
daily paper, "The Harvard Crimson," have 
doubtless been impressed by the frequent 
reports and comments printed in its columns 
relative to the "Senior Dormitory Question." 
It appears that the class of 1911 at the Uni- 
versity has created the precedent of housing 
all its members in the College yard. At a 
meeting of the class of 191 2 the other evening, 
President Lowell and Lothrop Withington, 
Jr., captain of the football team, explained 
the benefits that had accrued to the college and 
the class of 1911 as a result of the latter's 
being quartered in the yard. It is hoped that 
1 912 will adopt the plan. 

College is a collection cf men making 
friends and meeting their fellows, and while 
we have absolutely no criticism to make of 
the Harvard plan, it appears to us that the 



proper time to bring the members of a class 
together for the promotion of friendship and 
college spirit is at the bcginiiiiii^ rather than 
at the end, of our course. With the abolishing 
of hazing and the dying out of many old class 
customs and traditions, class spirit has almost 
entirely disappeared. Events that bring a 
class together are few and far between and it 
is an undisputed fact that many men are com- 
parative strangers to their own classmates 
until Junior or Senior year. 

The Orient wishes to present a proposition 
which would provide that all Freshmen enter- 
ing Bowdoin shall henceforth be placed in one 
or two of the dormitories on the campus. The 
plan would certainly have numerous advan- 
tages. 

If all the Freshmen could be quartered on 
the campus, regardless of fraternity or selected 
group, a more general acquaintanceship, more 
democracy, and a livelier, more whole- 
some class spirit would certainly result. Ulti- 
mately would come better college spirit. 

The fraternity house and the boarding 
house are not desirable places for a Freshman 
to live. Experience has proven it. 

Of course this plan may embody certain 
disadvantages. The Orient will gladly wel- 
come all communications, either in support of, 
or against this proposition. It's a matter of 
college interest. If you have any ideas on the 
matter it's your duty to make them known. 



„ ..£,... An article recently pub- 

Bowdoin Spirit jj^j^^^ -^ ^ Minnesota news- 

vs. Cribbing ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^j^^^ ^^^^ i^^^j. 

ness men of Minneapolis are becoming 
alarmed at the continuous reporting of whole- 
sale "cribbing" in the colleges during examin- 
ations. Reasoning that "as the twig is bent 
the tree's inclined," they are becoming doubt- 
ful as to the safety in taking into their busi- 
ness houses men who show such traits of dis- 
honesty. 

In view of the approaching mid-year ex- 
aminations here at Bowdoin we may well 
reflect on this matter for while "cribbing" is 
not a coinmon practice here, it is not alto- 
gether unknown, and the best element in col- 
lege is endeavoring to stamp it out altogether. 

The men who are guilty of this practice 
may be divided into two classes. On the one 
hand is the fellow who stands so low in a 
course that he "cribs" in order to pass ; on the 



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other hand is the fellow who, while in no 
danger of "flunking,"' resorts to "cribbing" in 
order to insure high rank, and thereby secure 
honorary recognition as a scholar, either thru 
election to certain scholastic societies or ,by 
receiving pecuniary aid. Both are equally 
guilty. 

We have no honor system here at Bow- 
doin. We do not want one. Such an institu- 
tion would be contrary to the traditional spirit 
of the college, which stands for individual 
integrity and honor. May the next two 
weeks prove that this spirit, which is entirely 
in our keeping, is still cherished by every stu- 
dent on the campus. 

SATURDAY CLUB PLAY 

Friday evening, January 20, "The Cricket 
on the Hearth," by Charles Dickens, will be 
presented in the Town Hall, under the aus- 
pices of the Saturday Club. The performance 
will begin at eight and will be followed by 
dancing. The price of admission is thirty-five 
cents ; reserved seats, fifty cents. Following 
is the cast : 

John Perrybingle, Mr. Stone 

Mr. Tackleton, Prof. Davis 

Caleb Plummer, Mr. Welch 

Stranger, ^ Mr. Twombly 

Porter, Mr. Ashey 

Dot's Father, Mr. Cressey 

Dot, Mrs. F. W. Brown 

Bertha, Miss Mason 

Mrs. Fielding, Mrs. Davis 

May Fielding, Miss Felt 

Tilly Slowboy, Miss Ruth Little 

Dot's mother, Mrs. Chamberlain 



A NEW SCHOLARSHIP 

By the recently probated will of Mrs. Gar- 
diner B. Perry of Middletown, R. L, a schol- 
arship of ten thousand dollars is established 
in memory of her father, the Rev. Richard 
Woodhull of the Class of 1827. 



MEETINQ OF THE GOOD GOVERNMENT CLUB 

The Good Government Club held a meetmg in the 
Debating Room last Thursday noon. Profs. Ham 
and Mcllwain were elected to honorary membership. 
Edward E. Kern, '11, and William F. Merrill, '11, 
were elected to membership. Edward Porrit, one of 
the leading authorities in the United States on Brit- 
ish government, spoke Wednesday evening on the 
" Present Crisis in England." 



TOTAL POPULATION OF TOWN SHOWS DECREASE 

A special dispatch from E. Dana Durand, census 
director at Washington, gave the first information 
in this town as to the census as follows : 

Brunswick village 5341 

Brunswick town 6621 

The census for 1900 was : 

Brunswick village 5210 

Brunswick town 6806 

Gain in village, 1910 131 

Loss in town, 1910 185 

Loss in town, out of village 316 

Adding to the population the students of Bow- 
doin College, who were omitted in this year's cen- 
sus, Brunswick has approximately 7000. 

The gain in the village on the same basis as the 
igoo census, is about 400. 

The population of Brunswick as returned at ten- 
year intervals since 1850 was as follows : 

1850 • 4977 

i860 ■ ■ 4723 

1870 4687 

1880 5384 

1890 6012 

1900 6806 

1910 , *662i 

*Bowdoin students omitted. 



Y. M. C. A. MEETING 



Dean Vernon of St. Luke's Cathedral, Portland, 
addressed the Y. M. C. A. meeting Thursday, Jan. 
12. The text of his address was "Be ye not con- 
formed but transformed." His special subject was 
the matter of temptations which every man sooner 
or later has to face. "These forces are always 
playing on everyone," he said, "and the question is 
whether you will be conformed or transformed by 
them. All temptations," he continued, "can be 
traced to three sources, heredity, environment, and 
temperament. But (he question for us is not if we 
have a bad heredity, a bad temperament, or a bad 
environment, it is rather how we shall control these 
forces, and what attitude we shall take towards them. 
Many a man has gone wrong because he was over- 
come by the realization of his own weakness. Char- 
acter, which counts for so much in life, is not de- 
pendent on our conditions or temperament, but on 
the way we manage them. 

" It is better that we know what these temptations 
are and the special weakness that each one of us will 
have to fight than to meet them blindly. These 
temptations are not weaknesses ; they are tests, and 
when we know our weakness we have an exceptional 
chance to cultivate the opposite virtue in a rare 
degree. All moral dangers can be traced to three 
general heads : sensuality, pride, covetousness. 
Some who escape entirely the vices of sensuality are 
sorely tempted by pride. Their fight is just as hard 
and much more subtle than the former. The great 
temptation of the college man is to place philosophy 
ahead of religion. The temptations of temperament 
are the hardest to fight and can be met only by a 
careful self-examination and rigid self-imposed disci- 
pline. The fight is a hard one, probably the hardest 
we have to meet in life, and can be vi^on only with 
Divine aid. 



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SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Rev. Wilbur F. Berry, Superintendent of the 
Christian Civic League of Maine, spoke at last Sun- 
day chapel. He discussed the attitude that a citi- 
zen of the State should take as regards the liquor 
question. He carried through his address an anal- 
ogy between the community of the football team 
and the larger community of the State. The team, 
he pointed out, has a definite purpose, that of win- 
ning its games. The State also 'has its definite pur- 
pose, that of its general well-being. Each unit in 
both of these communities must perform his individ- 
ual part in order that the common goal may be 
reached. "It is a splendid thing," he said, "to see 
the devotion with which the members of an athletic 
team restrain their habits and appetites and sacrifice 
their time for the good of the team and college. How 
much more, then, it is important that the individuals 
of the State sacrifice their personal pleasure in order 
to fulfil their personal obligation to the State. In 
time of war there is no trouble in getting men to 
enlist for the defence of the nation. But war is 
the rare occurrence. The nation and State need 
more men to live for it every day. 

"With this attitude we should approach the liq- 
uor question. Each one should ask himself the 
question, 'What effect will the drink habit have on 
me in my relation to the State as a whole?' And 
since science and medicine and experimentation say 
that alcohol diminishes efficiency, he should, as a 
loyal citizen, rule it out of his life. 

"Furthermore, it is a good law that puts beyond 
the reach of the weak man that which he would give 
in to if he had the chance. As it is not proper for 
a student to be authorized to supply a dema_nd_ that 
might exist among students here for liquor, it is no 
more right for the State to authorize any man to 
supply this demand of individuals. The only proper 
course for the State is to forbid all such traffic. 
Young man, the State needs you for personal, loyal 
service. If you catch the spirit of the Cross and the 
Living Christ I am sure you will do your best in 
the great state of your life." 



8.00 



8.00 



10.45 
5.00 



7-30 
8.30 



CALENDAR 

Friday, January 20 

"The Cricket on the Hearth" in the Town 
Hall, under the auspices of the Saturday 
Club. 

Saturday, January 21 
"Katie Did" at the Jefferson Theatre, Port- 
land. 

Sunday, January 22 

Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 

Sunday Chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Monday, January 23 

Postponed Smoker in Memorial Hall. 

Thursday, January 26 

Mid-year Examinations begin. 



College IRotes 

The Bugle board picture was taken Monday. 

John C. Minot was a visitor here over Sunday. 

The next Junior assembly is to be held February 
10. 

Harrison Atwood, '09, was on the campus this 
week. 

Mathews, '12, has returned to college after an 
absence of several weeks.' 

The next meeting of the Monday Night Club 
will be held February 6. 

Examinations for the removal of entrance con- 
ditions were held Wednesday. 

The 'varsity relay team meets Tufts at the B. A. 
A. meet in Boston, February 11. 

Many students attended the production of "The 
Soul Kiss" in Portland, Saturday. 

The Cony High School baseball team will be 
coached this year by Wandtke, '10. 

The college smoker announced for tonight has 
been postponed until Monday evening, January 23. 

The trials for Masque and Gown were held in 
Memorial Hall Wednesday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. 

McFarland, '11, addressed the students of He- 
bron Academy, Sunday night, on Y. M. C. A. work 
in general. 

Work will be begun soon in preparation for the 
annual indoor track meet to be held in the latter 
part of March. 

G. Wilson, '12, and Weatherill, '14, were officials 
at the Brunswick High-Morse High basketball game, 
Saturday evening. 

At a meeting of the Town and College Club, Fri- 
day evening. Professor Ham spoke on "The Prus- 
sian Schoolmaster." 

The Musical Clubs are practicing three hours 
a week and are rounding into shape for their con- 
cert to be held soon. 

Subscription papers for the support of A. S. Hi- 
wale, 'og, the Bowdoin missionary in India, have been 
circulated in the fraternity houses. 

Rev. H. R. Bates, college preacher January g, 
appears on the list of the college preachers at 
Brown, speaking there January 25. 

Members of the Morse High School basketball 
team, which played Brunswick High, Saturday, were 
entertained over night at the college. 

Several members of the faculty have parts in the 
Saturday Club play, "The Cricket on the Hearth," 
whicb is to be presented in the Town Hall tonight. 

A number of extra copies of the January Asso- 
ciation Men are being distributed around college by 
the general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. This is a 
special issue of the magazine. 

Pres. Hyde addressed the Bowdoin Alumni Asso- 
ciation of Providence, R. I., in that city last even- 
ing. He is to speak before the High School Mas- 
ters' Club of Boston Saturday evening. 

The Bowdoin Council has adopted the following 
question for the Bowdoin Interscholastic League : 
"Resolved, That commercial reciprocity between the 



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199 



United States and Canada would be for the best 
interests of the United States." 

At the annual meeting of the Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association of America, to be held Febru- 
ary 26, an amendment will be proposed excluding 
Freshmen from competition in the intercollegiate 
meet and all contests held under the jurisdiction of 
the general association. 

The Medical School has recently distributed 
among all the practicing physicians of the state and 
the graduates of the school a circular which gives a 
short history of the school, its curriculum, and a 
preliminary statement of the funds required to im- 
prove the standing of the institution and to keep it 
in its present position in the Class A institutions of 
the country. 

The annual dinner of the Bowdoin Alumni Asso- 
ciation of Washington, D. C, was held last evening. 
Representative McCall of Massachusetts was the 
principal speaker. The Bowdoin College Alumni of 
Washington invited Congressman McCall to repeat 
the address which" he delivered at Portland last 
summer when the monument to Speaker Thomas B. 
Reed was unveiled. 

As a result of the renewed athletic and debating 
relations between Bowdoin and Wesleyan this year, 
a Bowdoin-Wesleyan night is to be held in New 
York city this evening, Jan. 20. Alumni and for- 
mer students of both institutions will be present. 
Both Pres. Hyd^ and Pres. Shanklin of Wesleyan 
will make addresses, and Gov.-elect Plaisted of 
Maine will also speak. 

The publication of the recent Harvard Catalog 
has given Bowdoin a chance to congratulate itself. 
Of the number of students contributed by the differ- 
ent colleges throughout the country to that institu- 
tion Bowdoin has an exceptionally large number, 
especially when the small size of this institution is 
compared with the other contributing colleges. 
Bowdoin stands seventh in the number of men at 
the Law School, sixth in the number attending the 
Medical School, and third in the number attending 
the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Editor of the Williams Record : 

Dear Sir : Will you permit me to correct an im- 
pression which your account of the recent intercol- 
legiate debate has unintentionally made? You spoke 
in your issue of the 19th as though whatever suc- 
cess the teams attained in that debate was due en- 
tirely to the new system of trials. As a matter of 
fact, a very important, if not the most important, 
factor in our partial success was the unselfish and 
exceedingly helpful coaching of Mr. Snow (Bow- 
doin '07) who was at all times ready to give the 
members of the team the benefit of his own valuable 
experience as an orator and debater. In making 
this acknowledgement I am echoing the sentiment 
of every man on the team. 
Sincerely yours, 

Reginald D. Forbes. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon, 
January 18, 191 1. 
The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon is called 
upon to record with regret, the death of an- 
other of its older alumni, Hiram Bartlett Law- 
rence of the Class of 1866. His life of un- 
selfish devotion to his profession of teaching 
had won the respect and affection of all who 
were thrown into contact with him. By his 
death the Kappa Chapter loses a loyal and 
honored elder brother. 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. 

Ben Weston PAETRrocE, Jr., 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
Charles Richard Farnham, 



For the Chapter. 



Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon. 
In the death of Brother William Gay Waitt 
of the Class of 1876 the Kappa Chapter of Psi 
Upsilon has lost one of its alumni who was a 
respected member of the legal profession in 
Boston and a loyal member of his Fraternity. 
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. 

Ben Weston Partridge, Jr., 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
Charles Richard Farnham, 

For the Chapter. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

The entire student body of the North Georgia 
Agricultural College at Dahlone, Ga., was arrested 
following the bursting of the big Government cannon 
in the barracks, resulting in the wrecking of the 
building. It is said that the cannon was loaded with 
giant powder with a fifty-one foot fuse attached. 
The school is under $6000 bond to the government 
as a guarantee for the security of the cannon. 

A debate conducted in French is the latest plan 
of the Cercle Francais at Brown University. 

The faculty at Wesleyan -have abolished hockey 
from her list of intercollegiate sports. 



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Hlumni IDepartment 

'75. — By the death in Boston on Dec. 19, 
1910, of George Robinson Swasey, the Class 
of 1875 lost another of its members. Mr. 
Swasey was born in Standish, Me., January 
8, 1854. After graduation he read law in the 
office of his father, Hon. Horatio J. Swasey, 
at Standish. In October, 1877, he entered 
the Boston University Law School and was 
graduated from that institution in June, 1878. 
April 12, 1878, he was admitted to the Cum- 
berland bar, and the following summer was 
appointed tutor in the Boston University Law 
School. In February, 1879, he was admitted 
to the bar of Suffolk county, Mass. He had 
enjoyed a large practice for many years in 
Boston, his office being in Court square. He 
was for some years a lecturer in the Harvard 
Law School. At one time he was tendered 
the position of associate justice on the 
supreme bench of Massachusetts, but this 
honor he declined. In 1879 he assisted in the 
preparation for publication of that standard 
legal work, Benjamin on Sales. He was never 
married. In the 35 years that have elapsed 
since graduation the Class of 1875, Bowdoin, 
has lost by death nine of its 44 members, 
namely; Reuben R. Baston, Charles A. Black, 
Walter H. Holmes, Horace R. Patten, Fred- 
erick B. Osgood, Orestes Pierce, Herbert G. 
Briggs, Seth L. Larrabee, George R. Swasey. 

'79 — It is a source of gratification to every 
Bowdoin man that the State legislative body 
has chosen as junior Senator from Maine, 
Charles F. Johnson, of the Class of 1879. Mr. 
Johnson, a widely-known lawyer of Water- 
ville, has for years been a prominent figure in 
politics and is a man able and well qualified in 
every respect to uphold the representation of a 
great state. 

Charles F. Johnson was born in Winslow, 
Maine, February 14, 1859. His early life was 
one of hardship and frugality and it was only 
through his own efforts that he was able to 
attend the district schools of his native town 
and later the Coburn Classical Institute, then 
known as "Dr. Hanson's School." After 
graduating from the classical institute, Mr. 
Johnson, who had already determined upon 
the law as a life work, entered Colby College, 
where he remained for two years, paying his 



way by teaching school during vacations. At 
the end of this time his father died and the 
young man was compelled to leave college. 
After working a year, Mr. Johnson entered 
Bowdoin, where he remained until his gradua- 
tion in 1879. 

While in Bowdoin Mr. Johnson became a 
member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity, and was 
one of the most popular men in his class of 
thirty. Upon his graduation the young man 
desired to take up his long-cherished study of 
law but lacked the necessary means, so was 
compelled to seek other employment. 

His first work was as a railroad clerk, then 
he became a successful school teacher, being 
for some years principal of the Machias 
( Ale.) High School. During all this time Mr. 
Johnson had been employing his spare mo- 
ments in reading law, and in 1886 he took the 
examinations for the bar and was admitted. 

Mr. Johnson's success as a lawyer has been 
rapid and brilliant, and entirely by his own 
efforts he has built up one of the most exten- 
sive practices in Maine. In his career before 
the bar he has been associated with some of 
the most prominent figures in the legal history 
of the State. Much of his work has been 
devoted to corporation cases and throughout 
his life he has stood firmly for clean politics. 
He has always refused to undertake any work 
bearing the least resemblance to "lobbying." 

Politically Mr. Johnson has been very 
prominent. He has twice been candidate for 
Governor and each time ran well against over- 
whelming odds. He has served two terms in 
the Legislature, has been mayor of Waterville, 
and in addition has held various minor offices. 

Charles F. Johnson is an able man, a bril- 
liant man, a dean man. Whatever is given 
him to do he goes into heart and soul. He 
never hesitates, never retreats, and yet with 
all his legal capacity and tireless energy he is 
heart and soul a family man. This, then, is 
the type of man that the people of Maine have 
sent to Washington. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY lo, 191 1 



NO. 25 



EVERETT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO 
E. B. SMITH, 'II 

The Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship 
has been awarded to Earl Baldwin Smith, '11. 
He is to use the scholarship for the study of 
the History of Art. 

The Longfellow Scholarship has not yet 
been assigned. 



MASQUE AND GOWN 

The trials for the parts in the play "Sweet 
Lavender," to be staged by the Masque and 
Gown, were held Jan. 23d in Memorial Hall. 
Mrs. Edgar Kaharl, the coach of this year's 
productions, and Pro'f. Brown, were the 
judges. The cast was chosen as follows : 

Richard Phenyl — Arthur D. Welch ,'12. 
Clement Hale — John L. Hurley, '12. 
Dr. Delaney — John Dunphy, '13. 
Mr. Bulger— Philip H. Pope, '14. 
Geoffry Wedderburn — Merton Greene, '13. 
Horace Bream — Leon Jones, '13. 
Lavender — William Nixon, '13. 
Ruth Rolt— P. P. Cole, '12. 
Minnie Gilfillian — W. F. Twombley, '13. 
Mrs. Gilfillian — Cedric Crowell, '13. 
Mr. Maw — Charles Adams, '12. 

The rehearsals will start some time this 
week and the costumes and properties will be 
prepared at once so that the production can be 
presented early this season. A number of 
trips will be made. 



RELAY TEAM 

Coach Morrill has picked the Relay Team for the 
B. A. A. as follows: R. D. Cole, '12; T. E. Emery, 
'13; G. L. Skolfield, '13; E. B. Smith, '11; and M. 
H. Gray, '12, alternate. At a meeting of the team 
Cole was elected captain. The race is to be held 
Feb. II at Boston, Bowdoin meeting Tufts. Capt. 
McFarland of the track team, may run in the high 
hurdles at the meet, and McKenney, '12, may com- 
pete in the 40-yard dash. 



THE " POP CONCERT " 

If anyone thinks the Student Council is not a 
very much alive organization, he should have 
attended the "Pop-Concert" on the evening of Janu- 
ary 23d. There was something doing every minute 
from the time the doors of Memorial Hall opened 
at 7.1S till the singing of "Phi Chi" two hours later. 
"Baldy" Smith was master of ceremonies, "Art" Cole 
served as "bouncer," "Kate" Wiggin tended bar, 
"Bill" Allen stood guard over the cash box, while 
the rest of the Council dispensed the edibles and 
drinkables. Forty gallons of sweet cider, a bushel 
of pretzels, 2,000 cigarettes, and pounds and pounds 
of tobacco (which "Bob" Lawlis procured some- 
where AT A bakgain) disappeared like magic. Every- 
one present was given a stein bearing Hubbard Hall 
in relief on its side as a souvenir, till the supply 
ran out and there were 273 given away at that. 
"Doc" Robinson and "Mack" established a new 
record between Memorial Hall and Chandler's store 
when they went after the reserve supply of steins, 
but even their desperate efforts could not stem the 
tide of ticket holders clamoring for souvenirs, and 
quite a few of the fellows had to be disappointed. 

The band played, the glee club sang, Artie Welch 
roasted a few chestnuts, Callahan and Emerson 
roasted themselves and everybody else, and the col- 
lege orchestra did some most creditable stunts. 
There were no kicks to be heard — save that you 
couldn't cut the atmosphere with a meat cleaver. 
Everybody had a bully good time. 



BOWDOIN'S HIRED ATHLETES 

The following article clipped from the Bruns- 
zuick Record, will no doubt bring peace and quiet 
to the minds of any Bowdoin supporters who have 
wondered why the matter of Mr. Wingard's Boston 
speech has not been taken up before. As there were 
no issues of the Orient during the examination 
period, i. e., the two weeks just passed, the college 
has had no means of bringing its ideas to light, save 
thru the daily papers. 

"The statement concerning Bowdoin athletes 
alleged to have been made by E. R. Wingard, 
director of athletics at the University of Maine, 
at a recent banquet in Boston has been disclaimed by 
Mr. Wingard. 

At a meeting of the University of Maine Alumni 
Association in Boston recently, F. R. Wingard, 
director of athletics at the University of Maine, 
made a speech during which he was reported to have 
made the following statement which was published 
in several newspapers : "Maine makes her athletes. 
Bowdoin, Colby and Bates buy theirs. They offer 
scholarships and other inducements to preparatory 
school athletes and this year each have eight or ten 
so procured." This statement attracted little atten- 
tion at Bowdoin. Similar utterances have_ been 
made in the past, only to be refuted; and this one 



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was considered of little importance. But the fact 
that both Bates and Colby have published replies to 
Mr. Wingard forces Bowdoin to break her silence. 

Immediately after the publication of the above 
statement, a Bowdoin student who is interested in 
athletics wrote to Mr. Wingard. In reply to this 
inquiry, Dr. Frank N. Whittier, head of the depart- 
ment of physical training at Bowdoin, received the 
following letter: 

University of Maine^ Orono, Me., 
January 26, 1911. 
Dr. F. N. Whittier, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 
Maine. 

Dear Sir: I regret that an unauthorized and 
misleading newspaper statement should be a possible 
source of antagonism where I certainly desired 
none. The statement alleged to have been made by 
me at the banquet of the University of Maine 
alumni in Boston did not correctly represent what I 
had in mind or what I said. In talking to the Maine 
alumni, I endeavored to call attention to the fact 
that I had been informed on good authority that 
many in preparatory schools who had planned to go 
to Maine, had been induced to go elsewhere by the 
promise of scholarships and other opportunities to 
help them through college, for all of the other col- 
leges in Maine have many scholarships and inter- 
ested alumni who are willing to help worthy men ; 
that Maine has practically no scholarships and the 
only way to meet this is through the legitimate per- 
sonal efforts of interested alumni. Furthermore, I 
certainly mentioned the fact that I had been informed 
that so far as Bowdoin College is concerned, no 
scholarships are promised in advance of admission 
to college. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Edgar R. Wingard. 

This letter removes any necessity that Bowdohi 
should offer proof that her athletes are not hired by 
scholarships or by any other inducements. It not 
only exonerates Mr. Wingard from any connection 
with the published statement, but it also frees Bow- 
doin from the charge which it contained." 



FENCING NOTES 

A fencing match has been arranged with the 
Harvard team to take place at the Heminway Gym- 
nasium, Cambridge, Feb. 25. A match has also been 
arranged with the Springfield Training School team 
at the same place, Feb. 24. A match with Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology is pending, to take 
place at the Tech. gymnasium on the 23d. The team 
to represent Bowdoin has not been picked yet, but 
likely candidates are Capt. Bridge L. Lippincott, 
Medic, '13; C. B. Hawes, '11, and McCargo, '14. 
Clarke, '11, who was practically sure of a place, 
left at the end of last semester. 



JOINT BANQUET OF ZETA PSI CHAPTERS 

The Second Joint Banquet of the Chi Chapter, of 
Colby, and the Lambda Chapter, of Bowdoin, of the 
Zeta Psi Fraternity, was held Friday evening, Jan. 
20, at the Augusta House, Augusta, Maine. About 
85 members, including many alumni of both chap- 



ters, were present and had a most enjoyable time. 
-The music was furnished by Dennis' Orchestra, of 
Augusta. Reuben W. Dunn, Chi, '82, served as 
toastmaster. The other speakers were : Warren C. 
Philbrook, Chi, '82; William E. Lunt, Lambda, '04; 
Angier L. Goodwin, Chi, '02; W. Folsom Merrill, 
Lambda, 'n; Walter C. Emerson, Chi, '84; Harry 
L. Bagley, Lambda, '94; Harry W. Kidder, Chi, '11; 
Herbert M. Heath, Lambda, '74; W. F. Livingston, 
Zeta. 

The banquet committee for Chi consisted of : 
Edward G. Stacey, '11, Chairman; John A. Bagnall, 
'12; Bernard B. Tibbetts, '12; Lionel F. Jealous, '13; 
Myron A. Griswold, '14; for Lambda, F. Elmer 
Nolin, '12, Chairman; Read C. Horsman, '11; John 
Lewis, '13. 



BOWDOIN MEN IN HARVARD LAW SCHOOL 

Some may take interest in the following list, 
which contains the names of Bowdoin men now in 
the Harvard Law School: A. T. Gould, '08; G. P. 
Hyde, '08; M. P. Merrill, '08; A. L. Robinson, '08; 
W. H. Stone, '06; C. N. Abbot, '08; H. H. Burton, 
'09; R. M. Pennell, '09; H. M. Smith, '09; R. O. 
Brewster, '09; J. D. Clifford, '10; C. L. Favinger, 
'06; B. Martin, '10; Thomas Otis, '10; R. E. Ross, 
'10; W. H. Sanborn, '10. 



MUSICAL CLUB TRIPS 

The itinerary for the Musical Club trips has been 
nearly completed. The dates for concerts are as fol- 
lows: Feb. 9, Bath; Feb. 13, Bangor; Feb. 14, Bar 
Harbor ; Feb. 16, Augusta ; Feb. 23, Portland ; 
March 18, Brunswick; March 20, Portland; March 
21, Saco (pending) ; March 22, Kennebunk (pend- 
ing) ; March 23, Exeter (pending) ; March 24, 
Reading, Mass. ; March 25, Boston. Dates are pend- 
ing also with Farmington, Lewiston, and Framing- 
ham, Mass. 



PORTLAND ALUMNI DINNER 

The annual dinner of the Bowdoin Alumni Asso- 
ciation of Portland, was held in that city at the New 
Falmouth Hotel, Saturday evening. Forty-seven 
graduates of the college gathered about the tables in 
the Maine room of the hotel during the banquet and 
the exercises that followed. Hon. Augustus F. 
Moulton. '73, officiated as toastmaster and introduced 
as speakers; President William DeWitt Hyde; 
Judge William L. Putnam, '551 Prof- Henry L. 
Chapman, '66, Dr. Frederic H. Gerrish, '66; Hon. 
George M. Seiders, '72 ; and Frank H. Haskell, '95. 

President Hyde spoke particularly upon the needs 
of the college and said that a new gymnasium and 
extensions to the medical school were wants that 
demanded attention. The medical school needs new 
and more commodious laboratories and a dispen- 
sary in Portland and the college can not longer do 
without a new and modern gymnasium. The sum of 
$240,000 would cover the cost of these. 

The other speakers touched upon matters famil- 
iar to Bowdoin men, such as the college, the student 
body, the various activities and the alumni organiza- 
tion's. In all of the talks the spirit of loyalty so uni- 



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versally characteristic of Bowdoin men was notice- 
able. 

Before the dinner the annual business meeting 
and election of officers was held with the following 
results : 

President — Franklin C. Payson. 

Vice-President — Frederick O. Conant. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Percival P. Baxter. 

Nominating Committee — Clarence Hale, George 
H. Fogg, Philip W. Davis. 

Entertainment Committee — Eugene L. Bodge, 
Edward S. Anthoine, PhiUp G. Clifford. 

Those present were: F. M. Mikels, M.D., '05; 
Sidney W. Noyes, '02; H. B. Eastman, '02; Leon H. 
Smith, '10; Louis L. Hills, 'gg; A. B. Wood, '00; 
Howard R. Ives. 'gS; Eugene L. Bodge, 'g7; James 
A. Clarke, '05 ; Francis J. Welch, '03 ; Luther Dana, 
'03; E. F. Abott, '03; Philip W. Davis, 'g; ; E. W. 
Files, '02; C. A. Baker, M.D., '78; Frank H. Has- 
kell, 'gS; Dr. George T. Bates, '82, Yarmouth, Me.; 
Charles E. Sayward, '84; George S. Payson, '80; 
Virgil C. Wilson, '80; Richard C. Payson, 'ga ; 
Henry S. Payson, '81; William W. Thomas, 'g4; 
Eben Winthrop Freeman. '85 ; Philip Dana, 'g6 ; 
Franklin C. Payson, '76; David W. Snow, '73; Clar- 
ence Hale, '69; William DeW. Hyde, Augustus F. 
Moulton, '7Z ; William L. Putnam, '55 ; Frederick H. 
Gerrish, '66; George M, Seiders, '72; Alfred 
Mitchell, Jr., '95 ; W. M. Ingraham, 'gs ; C. L. Hutch- 
son, Emery G. Wilson, '98; Chase Eastman, '96; 
Arthur W. Merrill, '87; Edward S. Anthoine, '02; 
Frederic Duncalf, Kenneth C. M. Sills, '01 ; George 
C. Wheeler, '01 ; Lyman Abbott Cousens, '02 ; Mar- 
shall P. Cram, '04; Harold J. Everett, '04. 



REVIEW OF THE OCTOBER QUILL 

The Quill for last October contains two short 
stories by undergraduates, Prof. Chapman's Peary 
Poem, Ye Postman's review of college exchanges, a 
Pen Picture from a canoe, and two poems of 
imaginative weirdness. 

The first article is a story entitled John Conelly, 
which draws in burlesque the antics of an insane 
man who, after breaking the head of a small boy 
with a gas pipe, very properly winds up his career in 
an asylum. There seems to be no special reason 
why this story should have been written except to 
give the Quill a touch of realism from the angle of 
psychological abnormality. The narrative breathes 
a grim humor in its play with distinguished names 
introduced as decoys to deceive the unbalanced 
variety of the subject. The story is not badly told, 
but lacks any touch of real sympathy, which fact 
perhaps establishes its realistic merit. 

Following on the heels of John Conelly, insane — 
appears "The Savior of Oporto." The reader hopes 
for a reaction towards romanticism and is not 
wholly disappointed. The Savior of Oporto, an 
American, is a jilted lover who gets himself ap- 
pointed vice-consul to some remote place not easily 
located on the map of the world. Oporto is plague- 



stricken. The brave American, a trained •physician, 
comes to the rescue, contracts the disease himself 
and yields up his life a willing sacrifice. "Oporto" 
has a strong Portuguese flavor, but the writer of the 
story assures us that the notice of the American's 
appointment to lead the fight against the plague was 
placarded in Spanish. However, the Portuguese 
and Spanish languages are near akin, and the 
reviewer has not studied geography for some years. 
The defect of the story lies in too much collateral 
and not especially interesting detail, and not enough 
clear cut delineation of the hero. The "Savior" 
makes little appeal to the reader's emotions, not- 
withstanding the greatness of his sacrifice. 

Turning from the stories the eye hghts upon 
Prof. Chapman's "Peary of Bowdoin." Those who 
were privileged to hear this virile poem delivered 
at the Peary Celebration last Commencement, will 
remember it as the literary gem of that interesting 
occasion, and will be glad to find it preserved in the 
pages of the Quill. The poem, simple, direct, dyna- 
mic, with no inverted sentences to make the rhyme, 
is a clear-cut cameo of the conquest of the pole. 

Ye Postman gathers up the good things in the 
college exchanges of the previous spring, and inci- 
dentally makes some very sensible observations up- 
on the motive in writing college stories. With phil- 
osophical insight he points to the vital thing in story 
writing — a justifiable motive. Stories, which like 
Poe's or De Maupassant's are lacking in ethical qual- 
ity may be justified by the fascination of the subtle 
intellect displayed, and by the supreme art which 
of itself ranks them among the masterpieces. 

The turn of the page bears one from the world 
of books and magazines into the world of nature. 
By a Pen Picture entitled "The Island" we are 
placed in a canoe and helped to see again what every 
canoeist has seen in the delicious freedom of pond 
and stream. "The Island" is like a paragraph out of 
Thoreau, decidedly the best prose in the number. 

Besides Prof. Chapman's "Peary of Bowdoin," 
the October Quill boasts four pages of verse. The 
Witch Wife describes in fifteen imaginative 
quatrains the bloom of the water-lily from the filthy 
scum of a stagnant pool. The conception is good; 
the thought, meritorious ; the language, well chosen. 
With less poetic license in mixed metre and more 
care for an unhalting movement, these verses would 
have considerable poetical merit. 

The number closes with "A Vigil of Three," an 
anonymous poem of shuddering, tragic imagination, 
the subjective reflections of an impressionable mind 
wrought upon by the sight of three skulls resting 
upon the cold stone of a graveyard vault. The 
poem thrills with the melancholy of death in life and 
the seeming futility of endeavor. The three skulls 
may typify masculine strength, motherhood, and 
philosophy — all alike brought to the tomb. The 
verses are finely executed, full of penetrating phrases 
and thoughts that grip the reader. In a word the 
poem has power. 

With one or two exceptions, the October Quill 
leaves one with the impression of over-sombreness. 
Beginning with insanity, disease and fatality, it 
closes with death's lament ringing mournfully in 
one's ears. 

The number is dedicated to Kate Douglas 
Wiggin. 

J. H. Q., '97. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, igii Editor-in-Chief 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, ign Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 

j. c. white, 1911 l. e. jones, 1913 

w. a. mccormick, 1912 v. r. leavitt, 1913 

w. r. spinney, 1912 d. h. mcmurtrie, 1913 

h. p. vannah. 1912 f. d. wish, 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, 191 1 Business Manager 

H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 Asst. Business Manager 



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Vol. XL. FEBRUARY 10, 1911 


No. 25 



Freshman 

Dormitories 



We are pleased to print 
Mr. Carmicliael's letter 
relative to the Orient's 
proposition concerning Freshman Dormitories. 
Are there none among the undergraduates 
who have any ideas about the matter? 



"Better late than never" is 
The Quill Reviews about the only statement 

the Orient Board can 
make as an apology for the late appearance of 
the Quill reviews to be published in this issue, 
and the next few to come. 

It is felt by many that the literary life of 
the college is at a rather low ebb at present, a 
lamenta:ble state of affairs to be found in any 
college, to say nothing of Bowdoin, which by 
rightful tradition is looked upon as distinctly 
a literary college. There is no question but 
that the reviews are stimulating to those who 



publish or contribute to the OitiH. The 
Orient wishes to extend its sincerest appre- 
ciation to its friends who have so graciously 
given of their time and talent in writing the 
reviews. 



To the men who make up 
The Relay Team the relay team which races 

Tufts at the B. A. A. 
games to-morrow night, the Orient extends 
the best wishes of the college. Every man 
has trained faithfully and a victory is 
expected. 

BOSTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

The Boston Alumni Association held a din- 
ner at the Somerset Hotel, Feb. 8. Dr. Lowell, 
Principal of Roxbury Latin School, President of the 
Association, presided. Among the speakers were 
Pres. Hyde, Charles F. Johnson, Senator-elect of 
Maine, and H. C. Emery, chairman of the National 
Tariff Board. Frank A. Smith, '12, attended and 
spoke in behalf of the student body. 



COMMUNICATION 

January 25, igil. 
To the Editor of the Bowdoin Orient: 

Dear Sir — I have been considerably interested in 
your editorials generally and particularly in that in 
the latest issue regarding Freshman Dormitories. 1 
desire to say that I most heartily support your prop- 
osition. 

The day is undoubtedly coming when 'boys will 
enter college at an age averaging two years under 
that of entering classes at the present time. With a 
very few changes in the general school curriculum, it 
will be an easy matter to have boys ready for college 
at the age of sixteen. The argument is often made 
that a boy of that age is too young to get the greatest 
benefit from his college life. Under present condi- 
tions that is probably true. Present conditions do not 
need to continue, however, and the argument men- 
tioned would lose its force if the average age of all 
classes should be made two years less. 

If boys can enter college two years earlier it 
means two years more of time in preparation for their 
life work or two years more of experience in it. It 
means that more men would have time to spend a 
year or two in graduate schools, more men would 
feel like rounding off their collegiate work with 
technical or professional training, and more men 
would get started in business life while young 
enough to be valuable, because plastic material. If, 
however, this is to be the case — and my own expe- 
rience in preparatory work has convinced me that 
it will be — we must face the problem of handling 
Freshmen two years younger than they are now. It 
seems to me that this is the place where the Fresh- 
man dormitory appears as an absolute necessity. 

To go a step further, what is good for the 
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the Junior and the Senior. The chapter house has 
undoubtedly some advantages and I suppose that 
just at present it is a necessity. Nevertheless, one 
son of Bowdoin that I know could view dry-eyed 
the destruction of every fraternity house at Bow- 
doin if he knew that the result would be the return 
of all undergraduates to the campus. 

I have always been, and still am, a great believer 
in the fraternity system ; but I do not believe that a 
man can be a good fraternity man unless he be first 
of all a good college man. The greatness of the 
opportunity offered by colleges like our own lies 
in the fact that in them a man may, if he choose, 
know intimately so many men. 1 have never met a 
graduate of Harvard or Yale who knew as many 
men in college as I did and I made no special effort 
to increase the number of my friends and acquaint- 
ances. In the days when nearly everybody lived on 
the campus, one could not help knowing everybody 
else. 

It may be that conditions are as good now as 
they were then. I do not see how they can be bet- 
ter. I thought then and I think now that the life we 
lived was an ideal life for a college man. I doubt 
if any improvements have been made upon it. 

If these comments have any value it will be only 
because they are the views of a man who has spent 
his time for some years in preparing boys for col- 
lege. At least they will show you that your excel- 
lent editorial has made some of us do some thinking. 
Yours very truly, 

George E. Carmichael, '97. 



NEW YORK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BANQUET 

The annual banquet of the Bowdoin College 
Alumni Association was held at the Hotel Gotham, 
New York City. Friday evening. General Thomas 
H. Hubbard, president of the Peary Arctic Club, 
sprung a surprise on the company by producing the 
original memoranda left by Commander Peary at 
the northernmost tip of the continent of Greenland, 
marking his northern delimitation of the continent. 
Peary left this paper in May, 1900. In May, 1907, 
it was found by members of the Danish scientific 
expedition, who, as an act of courtesy, took it to 
Denmark as conclusive proof that Peary had really 
been where he said he had. 

Several Wesleyan alumni were present as guests, 
and President Hyde spoke. He gave the Bowdoin 
alumni a review of the progress which the college 
has made since they were graduated. In referring 
to the high standard of scholarship which Bowdoin 
maintains, he said that the fraternities themselves 
have taken great pride in seeing to it that the 
scholarship of their individual members is kept above 
reproach. 

George W. Tillson, 'tj, was toastmaster, and 
Donald B. MacMillan, '98, was present. 



been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage." He 
spoke in part as follows : 

"There is nothing much less lyrical than a law. 
It is brief and concise, it contains no figure of speech, 
no climax, no cadence. It appeals, not to the emo- 
tions, but solely to the will. Yet the Psalmist says, 
'Thy statutes have been my songs.' It is like saying, 
'Birds that cannot sing, must be made to.' But no, 
we cannot compel any song. If it is not the voice 
of our emotions, it will sound artificial. How then 
did the Psalmist come to be this way. Simply he 
had the right point of view. The statutes of the 
Lord are too often represented as his omnipotent 
will, which we must obey to the letter. We must 
learn that it is good-will, which is back of these 
laws ; that He lays no restraint except from self- 
destruction. Conceive yourself walking an unknown 
path, and suddenly confronted by an iron barrier. 
As you beat against it or try to scale it, there is 
suddenly a flash of lightning which reveals to you 
the fact that you have been saved from walking over 
a precipice. Thus it is with God and the Psalmist 
had found it out. He had the right point of view. 

"Next the Psalmist had proved that 'Whatever 
we do thoroughly and well, we like to do.' Too 
many of us say, "I don't like this; I'll just omit it.' 
There is not much chance for us until we get away 
from this kind of philosophy. It is all in the way 
we obey the statutes ; in a slovenly manner, they are 
simply drudgery, if resolutely, they are a well-spring 
of pleasure. No student finds pleasure in a study 
half-mastered. There is no joy more genuine than 
that of work v^rell done. If you have a course which 
you do not like, try mastering completely every day. 
No matter what sphere of life we are in we shall find 
tasks to do and do well. The Psalmist hadn't 
shirked and 'he had found it pleasure. 

And the Psalmist said, 'I have remembered thy 
name, O Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law. 
This I had, because I kept thy precepts.' The Psalm- 
ist had not much glory and not much gold, but he 
had kept His precepts. Emerson said, 'The reward 
of the deed is, to have done it,' but the Psalmist said 
this many years ago. The statutes of the Lord are 
many but the sum of them all is the Law of Love. 
If you once get away from the negative laws, into 
the region of Love, there is no question but that 
your life will be full of melody. Over the plains of 
Bethlehem when He was born, the heavens burst 
into song. Our business in life is turning statutes 
into song, for the greatest happiness of life is good 
work well done and love is the fulfilling of all." 



COLLEGE PREACHER 



The College Preacher of last Sunday was Dr 
Washington Gladden, of Columbus, Ohio. He took 
his text from the 119th Psalm: Thy statutes have 



WASHINGTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BANQUET 

The twenty-ninth annual banquet of the Bow- 
doin College Alumni Association of Washington, D. 
C, was held at the Raleigh Hotel on Thursday 
evening, January 19, 191 1. Hon. Amos L. Allen, 
'60, one of the vice-presidents, presided and spoke 
briefly of the late Chief Justice, Melville W. Fuller, 
whose death since the last meeting of the associa- 
tion had left vacant its presidency. Hon. Samuel 
W. McCall of Massachusetts, a graduate of Dart- 
mouth in the Class of 1874, was the guest of the 
association and gave portions of his speech, made 
to the unveiling of the statue to Thomas B. Reed in 
Portland, Maine, during the summer of 1910. Mr. 



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McCalFs close personal association witli Mr. Reed 
gave to his scholarly address a peculiar interest to 
Bowdoin men, many of whom present had known 
Maine's greatest statesman in his student days or in 
his public life. Following Mr. McCall, Hon. D. S. 
Alexander, of the Class of '70, recalled incidents in 
the public life of Mr. Reed which had come partic- 
ularly to his notice. Gen. Ellis Spear, Class of '58, 
Hon. Frederick C. Stevens, Class of '81, Dr. Wood- 
bury Pulsifer, Class of '75, and Hon. Amos L. 
Allen, spoke of their relations with Speaker Reed and 
recounted anecdotes illustrative of his remarkable 
qualities. 

Mr. Harvey Murray, formerly organist in a Port- 
land church and now in the Church of the Covenant 
in Washington, was present and accompanied Mr. 
P. B. Turpin, soloist. The younger alumni led in 
singing songs of Bowdoin and all joined in the com- 
mencement hymn. 

The following officers were elected for the com- 
ing year: Pres., Hon. William P. Frye ; Vice-Presi- 
dents, Hon. D. S. Alexander and Hon. F. C. Stev- 
ens; Corresponding Secretary, Mr. Charles H. Hast- 
ings ; Recording Secretary, Rev. Frank Sewall ; 
Treasurer, Gen. Ellis Spear ; Executive Committee, 
Gen. ElHs Spear, Hon. William P. Frye, Mr. Chas. 
H. Hastings, Dr. Woodbury Pulsifer, Mr. Howard 
L. Prince and Mr. Horace M. Jordan. 

The following alumni and guests were present : 
Hon. D. S. Alexander, '70; Hon. A. L. Allen, '60; 
John W. Butterfield, '51 ; Robert A. Conv, '07 ; Dr. 
C. A. Davis, '86; C. A. Flagg. '94; C. W. Hastings, 
'91 ; R. H. Hupper, '07 ; H. M. Jordan, '56 ; L. B. 
Leavitt, '99; W. S. Linnell, '07; C. W. Porter, '43; 
Capt. H. L. Prince, '62 ; Dr. Woodbury Pulsifer, ^75 ; 
N, A. Robbins, '57; Col. Edward Simonton, '61; 
Gen. Ellis Spear, '58; Hon. F. C. Stevens, '81; F. G. 
Swett, '92; C. H. Verrill, '87; L. D. H. Weld, '05; 
Maj. J. N. Whitney, '64; Dr. G. M. Whittaker, '72; 
Hon. Samuel W. McCall, Mr. Harvey Murray, Mr. 
P. B. Turpin and Mr. James M. Spear. 



CALENDAR 

Frid.'^y, February 10 
8.00 Second Junior Assembly, Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, February ii 
7.55 A.M. Relay Team leaves for Boston. 
7.30 P.M. Bowdoin vs. Tufts at B. A. A. Meet, 
Mechanics' Hall, Boston. 

Sunday, February 12 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. Brewer Eddy of Bos- 
ton, Secretary American Board of Com- 
missioners for Foreign Missions. 
5.00 Sunday Chapel conducted by Rev. Brewer 

Eddy. 
7.00 Rev. Brewer Eddy speaks in Y. M. C. A. room 
on "Mission Study." 

Monday, February 13 
8.00 Musical Clubs Concert at Bangor. 

Tuesday, February 14 
8.00 Musical Clubs Concert at Oldtown. 

Wednesday, February 15 
8.00 Musical Clubs Concert at Bar Harbor. 



Thursday, February 16 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Meeting. Address by Rev. 

Charles M. Woodman, Portland. 
8.00 Musical Clubs Concert at Augusta. 

Friday, February 17 
First Day of State Intercollegiate Conference at 
Bates College, Lewtston. 



College flotes 



Prof. Brown spent last week in Boston. 

Messrs. Duncalf and Alvord were in Boston last 
week. 

Buell, ex-Yale, '13, has entered the Freshman 
Class. 

The Brunswick concert of the musical clubs 
comes Saturday, March 18. 

Tickets for the B. A. A. Meet may be obtained at 
the Delta Upsilon House. 

It is said that all the doors in the ends may be 
fitted with Yale locks next year. 

R. W. Sullivan and A. J. Somes, 1911, completed 
their college courses at the end of the first semester. 

Dr. Whittier spent a part of last week at Hano- 
ver, N. H., inspecting the new Dartmouth gymna- 
sium. 

A debate between Freshman teams from Bow- 
doin and the University of Maine is extremely 
probable. 

The engagement of Paris E. Miller, '11, to Miss 
Stella Soule of South Freeport, was recently 
announced. 

Many students spent at home the time between 
the close of their exams and the beginning of the 
second semester. 

The engagement of Miss Nellie M. Hodgdon of 
Bath, to Mark W. Burlingame, ex-'i2, of Winthrop, 
Mass., has been announced. 

The Maine college relay teams arc matched as fol- 
lows for the B. A. A. Meet: Bowdoin vs. Tufts, 
Maine vs. Vermont, Bates vs. Colby. 

According to the Tufts baseball schedule, which 
was recently announced, Bowdoin will play Tufts at 
Medford on May 3 and at Portland on May 27. 

Spinney, '12, has left college on account of his 
health. He has secured a position in the offices of 
the Pennsylvania Mutual Life Ins. Co. at Boston. 

The teaching staff of the Hill School, Pottstown, 
Pennsylvania, includes three Bowdoin graduates: A. 
S. Dyer, '91; J. A. Bartlett, '06; H. J. Colbath, '10. 

President Flyde, Professor Chapman, and Assist- 
ant Professors Duncalf and Cram represented the 
faculty at the dinner of the Portland Alumni Asso- 
ciation, Saturday evening. 

The trials for the Bradbury prize will be held on 
February 21st instead of the 14th, as announced sev- 
eral weeks ago by the English Department. Profes- 
sor Davis has made this change in the date to 
accommodate many men trying out for the team who 
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Seward J. Marsh, '12, has been appointed coach 
of Lewiston High School in the Bowdoin Interschol- 
astic Debating League, in place of Wm. R. Spin- 
ney, '12, who has left college. 

The Aroostook County Alumni Association held 
a banquet at Houlton, February 7. Hon. F. O. 
Powers of Houlton, is President of the Association, 
and Roland E. Clark, Secretary. Dean Sills at- 
tended the meeting, representing the College. 

One of the most prominent track men in the 
State says that in his estimation at the present time 
Bates stands the best chance to win the Maine inter- 
collegiate meet. U. of M. comes next, with Bow- 
doin and Colby in the. position of dark horses. 
These latter colleges will have to depend more or 
less on new material. 

Provided the subscriptions warrant, the Boston 
Opera Company will present "La Boheme" with 
Constantino, tenor, and Alice Neilsen, soprano, at 
Keith's Theatre, Portland, Thursday evening, March 
7. Orders are now being received for seats, the fol- 
lowing scale of prices prevailing: Boxes, $5.00; 
lower floor, $4.00; first balcony, $4.00, $3-00, and 
$2.00; second balcony, $1.00. 

Bowdoin will play Colby twice this year, at 
Brunswick on May 10, and at Waterville on May 
20. Other State college games on Colby's schedule 
are : University of Maine at Waterville on April 19 
(exhibition), at Waterville on May 17, and at 
Orono on May 27. Bates will meet Colby in Water- 
ville on May 6 and in Lewiston on June 7. The 
Colby nine may make an extensive trip through the 
South this spring. 

In connection with the investigation of the prob- 
lem of entrance requirements, a record has been 
made of the men who have graduated summa cum 
laude in the las^ ten years. Of these 47 honor men, 
nine were class presidents; three, managers of 
teams ; eight, editors of college papers ; one, popular 
man in his class ; four, leaders of musical clubs ; and 
eight, members of musical clubs. These men received 
a far greater proportion of honors than the large 
percentage of men not graduating summa cum laude. 
The conclusion is that a large number of men who 
receive high ranks also take an active part in college 
activities and receive honors from their mates. 



REPORT OF BASEBALL MANAGER, SEASON 1910 

Receipts 

1908 Subscriptions $26.00 

1909 Subscriptions ■•.... 141.35 

Minstrel Show 229. 15 

Brown Guarantee loo.oo 

Andover Guarantee ■ 65.00 

Bates Game one-half Gate Receipts 17.00 

Dartmouth Guarantee • • 175.00 

Norwich Guarantee SO.oo 

Vermont Guarantee • • loo.bo 

Tufts Guarantee 80.00 

Maine Gate Receipts • 164.3S 

New Hampshire Gate Receipts 105.70 

Maine Guarantee 75-0O 

Colby Guarantee 5000 

Exeter Guarantee 70.00 



Tufts Gate Receipts 99.60 

Bates Game one-half Gate Receipts 181. 17 

Bates Gate Receipts 242.00 

Colby Gate Receipts 60.00 

Brunswick High Gate Receipts 4.90 

Edward Little High Guarantee 15.00 

Yarmouth Academy Guarantee 10.00 

Cony High Guarantee 25.00 

Goods Sold 12.25 

1910 Subscriptions 411.00 

Loan by Athletic Council. 70.00 

Total $2,579.47 

Expenditures 

1909 Bills $230.10 

Minstrel Show l47-l6 

Brown Trip 137-35 

Andover Trip 70.54 

Bates Trip 14. 10 

Dartmouth-Norwich-Vermont Trip. 372.11 

Tufts Trip 86.40 

Maine Guarantee • 7500 

N. H. State Guarantee 50.00 

Colby Trip 40.10 

Exeter Trip 7336 

Tufts Guarantee 80.00 

Tufts Game in Portland 50.05 

Bates Trip 32.25 

Bates one-half Net Gate Receipts 96.25 

Colby Guarantee 50.00 

Brunswick one-half Gate Receipts.. 1,20 

Edward Little High Trip 10.45 

Yarmouth Trip 9.05 

Cony High Trip 17.65 

Coaching 403.00 

Athletic Goods 231.27 

10 Per cent, to Athletic Council 57-71 

Umpires . - 6g-6o 

Incidentals ^ 18.12 

Loan by Athletic Council 70.00 

Maine Trip 72.40 

Work on Diamond 3.00 

Total $2,568.22 

Receipts $2,579.47 

Expenditures 2,568.22 

Balance on Hand, $11.25 

Outstanding Credits •- $30500 

Outstanding Debts 209.27 

Balance, $95-73 

Balance on Hand, 1125 

Total Balance. $106.98 

Respectfully submitted, 

Harry L. Wicgin, Manager. 

I have examined the books and accounts of the 
Manager of the Baseball Association and find them 
properly kept and vouched. The foregoing is an 
accurate summary and the cash balance is $11.25 as 
therein stated. 

Barrett Potter, Auditor. 

June 22, 1910. 



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Hluinni department 



'41. — William Bradford Dean, son of Tis- 
dale and Mary (Andrews) Dean, was born 14 
Jan. 1820, at Frankfort, Maine. He received 
his early education in the public schools of his 
native town and was prepared for college at 
Hampden Academy, at Kent's Hill Seminary, 
at Bucksport High School, and at Belfast 
Academy. At college he was a menlber of 
the Athenean Society. Upon graduation he 
taught for a year at Nottingham, Maryland, 
and then engaged in mercantile pursuits in 
Prince Edward's Island, where he resided 
until 1873. From 1853 to 1857 he was United 
States Consul at Charlottetown. Returning 
to the United States, he was a merchant in 
Boston for ten years. He then engaged in 
farming in North Dakota for six years. Dur- 
ing the remainder of his life he was occupied 
in trade pursuits and resided chiefly with his 
children at Roxbury, Mass., at Dyer, Nevada, 
and at Los Angeles, where he died of old age 
on Jan. 16, 191 1. 

Mr. Dean, although unable to visit his 
Alma Mater during the closing years of his 
life, was loyal to her in thought and interested 
in even the most trivial communications from 
her up to the very day of his death. 

'56. — The annual reception tendered by his 
parishioners to Rev. Dr. Edwin Pond Parker 
of the South Congregational church of Hart- 
ford, Conn., on Friday evening, January 13, 
was made the more memorable by the fact that 
that date was the seventy-fifth anniversary of 
the pas:tor's birth, while fifty-one years ago 
that week he began his duties at the church. 
The reception was held in the parlors of the 
church, which were prettily decorated, and a 
large gathering testified to the respect and 
admiration with which Mr. and Mrs. Parker 
are regarded by a wide circle of friends. 

'09 — Rev. Harry J. Newton of London, 
Eng., formerly minister at the Congrega- 
tional Church, Mechanic Falls, and Miss Effie 
May Wayne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. 
Wayne of Mechanic Falls, were married at 
half after seven o'clock, Wednesday evening, 



Nov. 30, 1910, in Phillips Church, SoutlT 
Boston. 

The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. 
O. Baltzer, assistant pastor of Phillips 
Church, who was a classmate of Mr. Newton, 
both in Bangor Theological School and in 
Bowdoin. The bride and bridegroom were 
unattended and only the immediate relatives 
were present. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wayne 
and Master Harold Wayne went from Me- 
chanic Falls for the service. 

After a few days in Boston, Mr. and Mrs. 
Newton will go to Bradford, Vt., where Mr. 
Newton has accepted a call to the pastorate 
of the Congregational Church. They will be 
at home in Bradford after December 15. 

Mrs. Newton has many friends in Me- 
chanic Falls, where she has lived for some 
years. She is a musician of considerable tal- 
ent and has been active in the work of the 
Congregational Church, especially in its mu- 
sical affairs, and in the Sunday school. With 
the children she has been very successful in her 
work and is much loved by them. Mr. New- 
ton, too, has many friends here, made through 
his pastorate at the Congregational Church. 

That Bowdoin continues to contribute her 
quota to senatorial and legislative offices, both 
national and state, was evidenced by the results 
of the political campaigns which have recently 
been brought to a close. She has both United 
States Senators in William P. Frye, '50, and 
Charles F. Johnson, '79, the latter having just 
been elected. She has one of the four Repre- 
sentatives in Daniel J. McGillicuddy, '81. In 
the State Legislature Bowdoin has Senators 
M. O. Edwards, '81, and H. M. Moulton, '87, 
and Representatves H. B. Austin, '87, John A. 
Peters, '85, J. W. Sawyer, '94, H. E. Snow, 
'83, Joseph Williamson, '88, and the following 
Medical School graduates: A. W. Plummer, 
'94, C. M. Sleeper, '83, and H. A. Wey- 
mouth, '82. 



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BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 17, 191 1 



VOL. XL 



NO. 26 



)C BOWDOIN WINS AT THE B. A. A. GAME 

Relay Team Defeats Tufts — McKenney, '12, Second in 
40°Yard Handicap 

The loyal rooters who followed the team 
which represented Bowdoin at the B. A. A. 
games last Saturday night had the privilege 
of seeing the team do all that was expected 
of it — and a little bit more, for McKenney 
was barely crowded out of Urst place in the 40 
yd. dash by Trowell of Holy Cross, who had a 
two foot handicap on the former. 

The meet was an excellent one in every 
respect for the pick of the Eastern college and 
athletic club athletes were present and there 
was net a single hitch in the order of events. 

The relay races, as a whole, were the most 
uninteresting features on the program, not 
because there were, so many, but because the 
teams were so poorly matched. With a very 
few exceptions every team which won, won 
by a big margin. 

Cole started for Bowdoin and tho Harris, 
who ran first for Tufts, drew the pole, he 
couldn't keep it, and before the second corner 
was reached, Pole passed him and continued 
to increase his lead to about fifteen yards, 
which he handed over to E. B. Smith. The 
latter added five yards to his lead in the first 
lap. On the second he slipped and fell, but 
whirled to his feet and kept on digging away 
till he had made up nearly all the distance lost 
thru his "spill." The crowd gave him a great 
hand for his gameness. Skolfield outran his 
man easily so that Emery, who finished, 
romped in thirty-five or forty yards ahead of 
Tufts' fourth runner. The time was 3.19 1-5. 

Gray, '12, entered the 600-yard handicap 
but was tripped in a corner and forced to 
retire. 

At the close of the meet a lunch was served 
at the B. A. A. club rooms, where an informal 
good time was enjoyed by all present. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF THE N. E. 1. A. A. 

The annual meeting' of the N. E. I. A. A. 
was held last Saturday morning at Hotel 
Lennox, Boston, Massachusetts. Bowdoin 
was represented by Captain McFarland and 



Manager McCormick. The following mat- 
ters of business were transacted : 

Bates College was admitted to membership. 

Section L of Article XHL of the Constitu- 
tion was amended so as to read "A joist eight 
inches wide shall be sunk flush with the earth, 
etc." 

Section H. was amended so as to read "In 
front of the scratch line the ground shall be 
removed to the depth of one-half an inch and 
the width of i2 inches outward." 

These changes were made because the 
eight-inch "take off" and the other change 
have been adopted by the A. A. U. and the L 
C. A. A. A. A. and it was argued that the N. 

E. L A. A. should follow suit in order that its 
athletes, many of whom compete under the 
auspices of the A. A. U. and the L C. A. A. 
A. A., might be familiar with the conditions 
regarding board jumping, imposed by those 
associations. The changes were primarily 
made because it is thought that the wider 
"take off" and shallow pit in front of same 
will minimize the chances of a competitor's 
injuring his ankle. 

A letter from Dr. D. W. Abercrombie of 
Worcester Academy was read. This con- 
tained an informal invitation to hold the 191 1 
Meet on "Gaskell Field," the new athletic 
field at Worcester Academy. Manager Ben- 
son of M. L T. presnted a formal invitation 
to hold the meet at "Tech" Field, Brookline, 
offering the same contract as has been accepted 
by the Association the past two years. 

As there was considerable difference of 
opinion with regard to holding the meet on 
"Tech." Field in Brookline or on Gaskill 
Field in Worcester, a committee was appointed 
to investigate the Worcester field, and after 
reporting the results of their investigations 
to the managers, a mail vote will be taken to 
decide the matter. The investigating com- 
mittee is composed of the following names : 

F. W. Long of Dartmouth, W. A. McCor- 
mick of Bowdoin, and R. W. Taylor of 
Williams. 

The minutes of the last meeting were read 
and accepted as was Treasurer Benson's pro- 
visional report. ., 



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The following officers were elected to pre- 
side during the coming year: 

President, F. W. Long of Dartmouth; 
Vice-President, H. S Symns, Wesleyan ; Sec- 
retary, E. M. Da'land, Brown; Treasurer, H. 
S. Benson, M. I. T. The executive commit- 
tees as follows: R. C. Field, Wesleyan; R. C. 
Peters, Amherst ; D. R. O'Brien, Holy Cross ; 
J. E. Hinckley, Brown; H. S. Benson, M. I. 
T., and President Long. 



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1868 PRIZE SPEAKING 

Owing to an oversight the report of the 
'68 Prize Speaking was omitted from last 
week's Orient. It was held on Thursday, 
January nineteenth, in Memorial Hall. There 
were five speakers : Lawrence McFarland, 
Ernest Gibson Fifield, Arthur Harrison Cole, 
/-Joseph Curtis White, and Earl Baldwin Smith. 
/ Mr. 'Cole won the contest with an oration 
' entitled, "Poe's Incompleteness." The ad- 
dresses were of an unusually high order, be- 
ing carefully written and effectively delivered. 
The judges were Principal Herbert E. Cole of 
Morse High School, Bath; Rev. Herbert P. 
Woodin of Auburn; and Hon. Percival P. 
Baxter of Portland. 



THE FRIAR CUP 

"In order to add incentive for the attain- 
ment of high scholarship at Bowdoin, we, the 
members of the Junior Society of Friars in 
conjunction with the Senior members of the 
same society, present a cup for which the Fra- 
ternities shall contest. The cup shall be held 
for a semester by the Fraternity that attains 
the highest average rank during the preceding 
semester. The cup shall become the property 
of the Fraternity that has won it the greatest 
number of times in four consecutive years. 
The non-fraternity men shall be considered a 
unit and if they win the cup it shall be placed 
in Hubbard Hall. In case of a tie the Fra- 
ternity first breaking the tie shall be awarded 
the cup. 

"The semester just ended shall be consid- 
ered as beginning the contest." 

Respectfully submitted, 

The Friars. 
Brunswick, February, 191 1. 



DELTA UPSILON WINS FRIAR CUP 

The following is the standing of the various 
fraternities in the competition for the cup to be 
donated by the Friars to the fraternity having 
the best record in scholarship. The computa- 
tion has been made on the following basis of 
points : 

A=4 

B=3 

C=2 

D=i 

E (condition)^ — 2 

Hygiene and English 5 have been counted 
as half courses; Algebra as two-thirds of a 
course, and Geometry as one-third ; incom- 
pletes have not ben counted. The final figure 
is the result of the total number of points ob- 
tained by that fraternity, divided by the num- 
ber of men in that fraternity. 

Delta Upsilon 1 1.9683 

Beta Theta Pi 1 1 .4705 

3. Kappa Sigma 10.5606 

4. Zeta Psi 10.0286 

5. Theta Delta Chi 9.9086 

6. Alpha Delta Phi 97150 

7. Delta Kappa Epsilon 9- 1707 

Non Fraternity 8.7376 

Psi Upsilon 8.6282 

(Signed) 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, Dean. 



MONDAY NIGHT CLUB 

The Monday Night Club held a meeting, 
Feb. 13, at the Alpha Delta Phi House. Prof. 
Nixon who was a Rhodes scholar from Wes- 
leyan, gave an informal talk on Rugby Foot- 
ball and Athletics at Oxford. Plans for 
sending student speakers to talk before pre- 
paratory schools in this and neighboring states 
were made. Hurley, '12, will address all 
available schools on the Glee Club trip, and 
alumni in the state will cover the Maine fit- 
ting schools. The object of this campaign is 
to secure legitimate and beneficial advertising 
among future college material of this section. 
Refreshments were served. 



SECOND COLLEGE TEA 

Tlie second college tea was held last Friday after- 
noon in the Alumni room of Hubbard Hall, and in 
addition to the guests from Brunswick and vicinity 
there were several present from Portland and Lewis- 



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ton. The receiving committee consisted of Mrs. Wil- 
mot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Frank E. Woodruff, Mrs. 
Chas. C. Hutchins, Mrs. William H. Davis and Mrs. 
Manton Copeland. 

Mrs. Henry Johnson and Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham 
served coffee, Mrs. Frederick W. Brown served 
tea, and Mrs. Frank N. Whittier and Mrs. Paul 
Nixon poured punch. These ladies were assisted 
by Misses Edith Weatherell, Bertha Stetson, Helen 
Johnson, Virginia Woodbury. Lida Baker, Helen 
Carmer and Ruth Little. 



SECOND JUNIOR ASSEMBLY 

The second of the Junior assemblies at Bowdoin 
was held in Memorial Hall on Friday evening. 
More than fifty couples danced from eight o'clock 
until twelve, to the music of Lovell's Orchestra of 
seven pieces from Brvmswick. The hall was at- 
tractively decorated with college and fraternity ban- 
ners. At intermission refreshments were served by 
the Morton Bon Bon Co. of Brunswick. 

The patronesses of the dance were Mrs. Frank 
E. Woodruff, Mrs. William A. Moody, Mrs. Geo. 
T. Files, Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, and Mrs. Ros- 
coe J. Ham, all of Brunswick. 

The committee in charge of the successful affair 
included the following Juniors : Reginald Edson 
Foss, chairman, of Skowhegan ; Seward Joseph 
Marsh, of Farmington ; Joseph Henry Newell, of 
Richmond ; Allan Woodcock of Bangor ; and 
Stephen Winfield Hughes, of South Portland. 

Among those present were : Misses Frances 
Crosman, Hazel Leard, Lydia and Frances Skolfield, 
Maude Smith, Grace Kern, Margaret Starbird, 
Mary Smith, Janet Peters, Evelyn Edwards, Mil- 
dred Meriwether, Elizabeth Wyer, Marion Coneen, 
of Portland ; i Florence Cole, Florence Higgins, 
Edith Hughes, of South Portland ; Frances Little, 
Elnora Smith, Grace Lunt, Virginia Woodbury, 
Leona Thompson, Lida Baker, Natalie Withington, 
of Brunswick; Lucy Sweetsir, of Woodfords ; Lil- 
lian Perkins, Dorothy Palmer, of Bath ; Mildred 
Conant, of Auburn ; Gladys Berry, of Gardiner ; 
Lena Lawrence, Dorothy Bird, Cora Hopkins, of 
Rockland ; Genevieve Dwinal, Ruth Jenkins, Etta 
Miller, of Auburn ; Amy Towne, Marguerite Pol- 
lock, of Springfield, Mass. ; Cora Lord, of Con- 
way, N. H.; Ida M. Spenser, Belfast; Mary Hol- 
ton, Boothbay Harbor ; Mildred Lamb, Sangerville ; 
Meverett Shackford, Waterville; Gladys Goodhue, 
Fort Fairfield ; Hazel Perry, Rockland ; Helen Mer- 
riman, Alfaretta Graves, Gladys Umberhine, Bruns- 
wick; Beatrice Locke, Boothbay Harbor. 



READINGS BY PROFESSOR DAVIS 

Monday evening in Hubbard Hall, Professor 
WiUiam Hawley Davis gave the first of a series of 
readings from the works of noted authors and 
poets, past and present. Professor Davis's first 
reading dealt with contemporary writers including 
Bliss Carman, Richard Hovey, Kenneth Grahame, 
Irving Bacheller, and William Vaughn Moody. 
The selections given were well chosen and Profes- 



sor Davis charmed his hearers by his exquisite 
reading. February 20 Professor Davis will read 
from Longfellow and Hawthorne and the program 
for February 27 will consist of selections from 
Palmer's Odyssey and the Arthurian Legends of 
Tennyson. Following is Monday night's program : 

"In the Workshop" Bliss Carman 

"Hem and Haw" Bliss Carman 

"At the End of the Day" Bliss Carman 

"Vagabondia" Richard Hovey 

"Shakespeare Himself" 

"The Burglars" Kenneth Grahame 

"The Man on the Hilltop" Irving Bacheller 

"On a Soldier Fallen in the Philippines" 

W. V. Moody 
"Ode in Time of Hesitation" 



DEUTSCHER VEREIN MEETING 

The Deutscher Verein held a meeting at the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon House, Thursday evening, 
February 9. Professor Roscoe J. Ham read a paper 
on "Municipal Government in Germany." An in- 
formal hour of discussion followed. Refreshments 
were served. 



RELAY TEAM RECORDS 



The following is a record of the Bowdoin relay 
teams at the B. A. A. Meets : 



1898 — Harvard 2d defeated Bowdoin 
1899 — Bowdoin defeated Harvard 2d 
1900 — Bowdoin defeated M. I. T. 
1901 — Bowdoin defeated M. I. T. 
1502 — M. I. T. defeated Bowdoin 
1903 — Race awarded to M. I. T. 
1904 — Bowdoin defeated Brown 
1905 — Bowdoin defeated M. I. T. 
1906 — M. I. T. defeated Bowdoin 
1907 — Tufts defeated Bowdoin 
1908 — Tufts defeated Bowdoin 
1509 — Bowdoin defeated Tufts 
1910 — Bowdoin defeated Tufts 
191 1 — Bowdoin defeated Tufts 
Bowdoin Won — 7 
Lost — 6 



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JOINT BANQUET OF BETA THETA PI 

The first joint banquet betwen Beta Eta and Beta 
Sigma chapters of Beta Theta Pi was held in 
Waterville, Tuesday evening. The fine large din- 
ing-room of the Hotel Elmwood was filled with men 
and songs, and it was one o'clock when the final 
bursts of enthusiasm had died out. The following 
added to the enjoyment of the occasion by a fine 
series of post-prandial speeches : Hon. William T. 
Haines, Toast-master ; James L. McConaughy, Yale, 
'09; S. M. Jones, Maine, '11; Edward E. Kern, 
Bowdoin, '11; Prof. Chester of Colby; F. C. Davis, 
Amherst, '12; Prof. White of Colby; John Curtis, 
Bowdoin, '11; I. H. McClure, Maine, '05; and 
Francis W. Shepardson, general secretary of the 
fraternity. 



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New Years is the prover- 
The Man Behind bial time for making res- 
olutions ; not because a 
person is any more likely to keep them at that 
time, but because most people feel that the 
New Year presents a sort of clean slate on 
which to record actions either commendable 
or otherwise. 

Just so with the beginning of a new semes- 
ter. We hear many fellows say, "Well, I did 
pretty ragged work last semester but I'm 
going to show a clean sheet for the next half 
year." This is a fine resolution, many of such 
are being made about this time. 

If we look into the conditions which prompt 
such a statement we will usually find that he 
who makes it is behind not only in his courses, 
but in other things as well. He is behindhand 



at recitations; he is behindhand in meeting 
appointments; he is behindhand in paying his 
bills ; he is behindhand in assuming responsi- 
bilities ; and he is behindhand in realizing and 
taking advantage of the priceless opportuni- 
ties afforded him at present. 

There are numerous examples of this type 
of "the man behind" in every class in college. 
The "man behind" in the world which lies be- 
yond the campus is commonly supposed to be 
a man of pozver. So he is, but he is not be- 
hind in the sense as is the fellow described 
above. The "man behind" in the business and 
professional world is a driving force, the other 
is a dead weight that must be dragged along. 
In which class do you belong? If you are a 
"man behind" of the objectionable type it is 
quite the proper time to make a resolution or 
two. 



When a club organized 
The Friar Cup solely for the promotion of 
good fellowship amongst 
the various fraternities represented by its 
members, takes such a step as the Bowdoin 
Friars have taken in offering a cup to be 
awarded under the conditions specified in 
another column of this issue, it is safe to be- 
lieve that such a club indeed has the best inter- 
ests of the college at heart. Membership in 
such an organization is a true honor. 

Such competition as will be necessary to 
win the cup cannot fail to bring about an 
advancement of the scholarship thruout col- 
lege. 

In behalf of the college, the Orient ex- 
tends its heartiest approval to the commenda- 
ble action taken by Bowdoin's Junior Society. 



The statistics announcing 
To the First Winner ^^^ ^^^^^ ^f ^^e Friar Cup 
of the Friar Cup j^^^^ rt&chtd the Orient 
just before going to press. To the winner, 
the Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilon, the 
Orient extends its congratulations. The 
honor is surely well earned for it is undoubt- 
edly harder to maintain a high average of 
scholarship in a fraternity of forty men, than 
in one consisting of only twenty-five or thirty. 
Delta Upsilon is next to the largest chapter in 
college, there being over forty men enrolled. 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS INVESTIGATION 

The adoption of a new system of entrance re- 
quirements at Harvard, which is intended to malte 
easier admittance for high school graduates, has 
ler to a similar investigation 5y Dean Sills with 
similar results as to the ability of high school grad- 
uates in comparison to academy students. 

The new Harvard system requires that all appli- 
cants for admission must first present a certificate 
that they have attended a reputable high school or 
academy for four years, together with their record 
during that time. If this certificate is regarded as 
satisfactory, they must be examined in four sub- 
jects, English, Latin, Mathematics or Science, and 
one other. If they pass these they are admitted 
without condition. This scheme does away with the 
practice of entering college with conditions, and also 
the certificate privilege accorded some schools. It 
will also modify the system of required and elective 
subjects and the point system. 

Dean Sills in conducting the investigation took 
the records of the class recently graduated from 
Bowdoin. He divided the students into three 
groups : those coming from large high schools, that 
is with more than 150 students; those coming from 
small high schools ; and those coming from acade- 
mies and other private schools. In these three 
classes it was found that the large high school grad- 
uates had the best average rank, the small high 
school students being next and the academy students 
fell below both of these. 

In the class taken for investigation there were 
from the large high schools, 27; from the small high 
schools, 17; and from the academies, 23, Ranks 
were reckoned with the letters A, B, C and D. The 
average number of each rank for each man was 
found to be as follows : 

A B C D 
Large high schools 10.9 13. i 9.6 3.4 

Small high schools 10.7 13.1 11.8 3.5 

Academies 6.9 13.2 12.1 3.6 

It will seen from this that while there is little 
difference in the lower ranks. A, which is the rank 
of distinction, was obtained most often by the grad- 
uates of the large high schools. 

In this class, of the six who graduated summa 
cum laude, five were from large high schools, and 
one from a small high school, while the academies 
were not represented at all. Of the magna cum 
laude students, one came from a large high school, 
four from small high schools, and four from acad- 
emies. Of the cum laude men six were from large 
high schools, one from a small high school and 
three from academies. Of the ten students elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa, six were graduates of large 
high schools, two of small high schools, and two of 
academies. The difference in work of large and 
small high school graduates differs only in the high- 
est honor men; but in both average rank and honors 
the high school men are above the academy grad- 
uates. 

A committee of the faculty has for some time 
been considering the question of entrance require- 
ments, but as yet have made no definite report. The 
Harvard system and Dean Sill's statistics will, how- 
ever, probably have an influence on their recom- 
mendations. 



BOWDOIN BANQUET AT HOULTON 

On the evening of Feb. 7 a meeting of the Bow- 
doin Men of Aroostook County was held in Houlton. 
Out of 35 alumni in the county 23 were present, 
making a rousing percentage present. The follow- 
ing is the list of those who attended : Kenneth C. 
M. Sills, Dean of the College; Don A. H. Powers, 
Houlton; Frederick A Powers, Ansel L. Lumbert, 
Charles H. Fogg, Parker C. Newbegin, Thomas V. 
Doherty, Fred O. Orcutt, Roland E. Clark, Fred 
L. Putnam, William F. Coan, Leonard A. Pierce, 
Arthur O. Putnam, Edwin C. Bates, Walter B. 
Clark, Elisha S. Powers, Ralph E. Sawyer, John 
G. Potter (Medical) ; M. Burpee Alexander, Rob- 
ert M. Lawlis, S. L. Merriman, Presque Isle; 
Nicholas Fessenden, Fort Fairfield ; Herbert T. 
Powers, Tom E. Hacker, Harold V. Goodhue. 

Officers elected: President, Nicholas Fessenden; 
Vice-President, Ansel L. Lumbert ; Secretary, Ro- 
land E. Clark ; E.xecutive Committee, Charles H. 
Fogg, Leonard A. Pierce, Tom E. Hacker. 

Speeches by Dean Sills, Don A. H. Powers, Fred- 
erick A. Powers, Ansel L. Lumbert, Thomas V. 
Doherty, William F. Coan, Leonard A. Pierce, M. 
Burpee Alexander, Robert M. Lawlis (for the un- 
dergraduates), S. L. Merriman; toast-master, 
Nicholas Fessenden. 



THE NOVEMBER QUILL 

The "Silhouettes" make the most significant 
reading in this Quill; the writer seems to have felt 
a condition deeper and more subtle than college in- 
difference and more far-reaching than the college 
world. For, with chastened wisdom, he makes no 
appeal for literature as a pursuit in and for itself. 
His is a necessarily practical, utilitarian plea, albeit a 
just one. And the straits must be dire that call for 
the drastic effort of "everv man physically able to 
wield a pen." Probably the writer felt the danger 
inevitable to a periodical whose contents are on this 
occasion, with one ( ?) exception, entirely editorial 
and alumni contributions. 

The average undergraduate in all colleges to-day 
finds nothing much more insipid nor much less to 
his taste than the mere word "literary." With all 
the renewed and ordered interest in debating no sub- 
ject with the least "literary" turn is encouraged. 

How far we have travelled from the old literary 
societies, rivals who argued hotly, with abundant 
quotations, on all academic questions ! They took 
their literary pursuits very seriously. An old 
letter dated from another of the small col- 
leges a little over a generation ago, works up to the 
securing of a lecturer, a prominent man of the day, 
by the following preamble : "The United Literary 

Societies of — College have decided to award 

you the first choice as orator at their annual meeting 
in June." It is necessary to remember that oratory 
was not then the well-established source of income 
that it is now since the women's clubs have created 
a "demand." Lecturers were simpler _ folk who 
remembered Milton's five pounds for writing "Para- 
dise Lost" and didn't ask twenty for telling people 
how to read it. 

That the quality of the work done in the Quill is 
not poor although it is scant in volume, is shown by 



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the present number whose only fault in its much 
excellence is a negative one, — lack of any strikingly 
original, strongly inspirational note. After all, per- 
haps we have no right to expect that, except — more 
and more it seems true — where a soul is "in disgrace 
with fortune and men's eyes," as when a Lanier sees 
colors undying on the "Marshes" and gets tones 
divine in his "Symphony" under the spur of sick- 
ness and privation, and a Thompson is lashed by 
poverty to conceive "The Hound of Heaven." 

There is no call for a review of the "Angel in 
the Chapel" and the "Longfellow Path" other than 
to recognize a quality in the latter which might be 
called the beauty of loyalty and which fitly honors 
the Bovvdoin that it loves. Both are the work of a 
well-known alumnus, a successful journalist. 

"Moorland Dick" has a plain, incisive style that 
fits well the spirit of its time and place. It is a good 
tale, well told, and holds our interest to the end.. 
The maurauder Dick might have been set forth more 
realistically. The probable misprint in "I had swam" 
is the only one noted in this carefully edited number. 
The sentence beginning "The next morning" at the 
end would show by its jerkiness if read aloud the 
surprising structure of nine disjointed phrases, 
which could be rearranged in one smooth compound 
sentence. 

There is an excellent page of description in "The 
Easel," the account of the dim, dusty store-room of 
antiques. Such a sketch as this with only a slight 
theme, depends largely for effect on its style, and 
although direct and sincere for the most part, it 
descends to the commonplace and conscious 
as is inevitable where so many details precede the 
real purpose of the writing, — the portrayal of the 
old man's emotion over his discovery. 

The anonymous author of "Salem — 1692" has a 
keen sense of the poetic value of "little pictures" in 
verse. The unadorned realism of such lines as "the 
blind corpses tlie wind swayed at its will" and a gen- 
uine dramatic quality in the whole, make it one of 
the best numbers this menth. Such a presentation 
is more forceful than a treatise on witchcraft. 

Somehow the names of mighty import and the 
gentle tappings called "knocks" produce a curious 
and incongruous impression in the "Gray Goose 
Tracks." This department is strongly intrenched in 
tradition : couldn't it be made more telling, or reor- 
ganized? How would a series of "Letters to the 
Editor" with a flavor of literature and a substance of 
things vital in everyday life, succeed? Those in the 
London Spectator are very readable and often amus- 
ing—when not too political. ("If we are going to 
criticise," rightly says the Gray Goose man, "we 
ought to suggest improvements.") 

Back of "The Burden of the Past" there is felt 
a rich fancy, a decidedly poetic sense, but there is a 
certain conventional stiltedness about the lines that 
has too didactic an effect. The verses have, to be 
sure, a ring of the young Tennyson's ardor; but to 
us, other minds of other days, a Newbolt's graphic 
power is more moving. "Bear tradition ever on- 
ward, guard the banners never furled," in what is 
perhaps the best stanza, suggests the imagery of an- 
other "vital lampada" poem, "The Torch-Bearer 
in Edward Cracroft Lefroy's almost forgotten son- 
nets. . 

"The Postman's" standard for his neighbors is a 
very good one and forcefully expressed. He shows 
insight into undergraduate limitations; but no mat- 



ter — they should write, write, whatever the theme, at 
present here at Bowdoin ! 

The writer of the "Pen Picture" shows a very 
happy temper for finding grey days gold, and his 
quick, telling strokes give a pleasing simplicity of 
style. We wonder if he realizes that he is a bit of a 
philosopher ! 

Short essays after the model of the Contributors' 
Club in the Atlantic Monthly should tempt Quill- 
writers and soon we hope to see a beginning of 
one-act plays ; the drama is the most vital form of 
literature to-day and it has been successfully tried 
by young Harvard writers and others. Cannot 
Bowdoin present at least a curtain-raiser from home 
effort on Ivy Day? 

M. C. H. 



LECTURE BY PROF. PHELPS 

Prof. William Lyon Phelps, Professor of Eng- 
lish at Harvard, will speak to-night in Memorial 
Hall under the auspices of the Saturday Club of 
Brunswick. His subject will be, "How to Read 
Books," and as this is of especial interest to col- 
lege students a large number are expected to at- 
tend. By arrangement with the club, Bowdoin stu- 
dents are admited without charge. 



MUSICAL CLUB TRIPS 

The Musical Clubs left Monday morning for 
their first trip of the season, giving their annual 
series of concerts in central Maine. The clubs 
opened Monday evening at Bangor, played at Old- 
town, Tuesday, at Bar Harbor, Wednesday, and at 
Augusta Thursday. The program offered this 
season is rather more ambitious than that of former 
years and the clubs were everywhere well received. 
The musical clubs are composed of the following 
men ; 

Glee Club — Leader, Lawrence P. Parkman, '11, 
First tenors: George A. Tibbetts, '12, Arthur D. 
Welch, '12, Frank A. Smith, '12, Seward J. Marsh, 
'12, Clifton O. Page, '13, Earl F. Wilson, '14. 

Second tenors: Stetson H. Hussey, '11, Chester 
E. Kellogg, '11, Charles I. Oxnard, '11, Joseph H. 
Newell, '12, Harold C. L. Ashey, '12, alternate, 
William H. Callahan, '11. 

First basses: Francis W. Davis, '12, Stephen W. 
Hughes, '12, Robert D. Cole, '12, George F. Cres- 
sey, '12, Lawrence W. Smith, '13. 

Second basses: Kenneth Churchill, '12, Reginald 
A. Munroe, '14, George F. Eaton, '14, Wallace E. 
Mason, '14, Lawrence P. Parkman, '11. 

Mandolin-Guitar Club— Leader, John L. Roberts, 
'11; First mandolins: Charles B. Hawes, '11, J. 
Leslie Brummett, '11, Allen Woodcock, '12. Sec- 
ond mandolins : Jesse H. McKenney, '12, George F. 
Cressey, '12, Lewis T. Brown, '14, Oliver T. San- 
born. '11, George L. Skolfield, '13. Paul C. Savage, 
'13, Edward H. Weatherill, '11, George H. Nichols, 
'12. Mandocello: Philip P. Cole, '12. 

Guitars: Kenneth Churchill, '12, Arthur H. Par- 
cher, '12, Lawrence A, Crosby, '13. Violin, C. E. 
Kellogg, '11; Cornet, J. H. Newell, '12; Reader, 
A. D. Welch, '12. 



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CoII eoe B otes 

Term bills and reports were sent out last week. 

Professor Davis's second reading comes Mon- 
day, February 20. 

While in Boston the track team made their head- 
quarters at Hotel Brunswick. 

Bradbury Prize Debate Trials occur in Memo- 
rial Hall, Februarjf 21. 

It is expected that over fifty Bowdoin men will 
attend the conference at Lewiston. 

An informal dance will be held at the Delta 
Upsilon House, Tuesday evening, February 21. 

A motor for pumping wind for the pipe organ 
in the college chapel has recently been installed. 

The next meeting of the Classical Club will be 
Thursday, February 23, at the Theta Delta Chi 
house. 

Among the alumni at the B. A. A. Meet were 
Otis, '10, Ballard, '10, Webster, '10, Minot, '96, and 
MacCormick, '03. 

President Hyde addressed the students of the 
Maiden High School, while in Boston to attend the 
Boston alumni banquet. 

At the annual meeting of the N. E. I. A. A.- Sat- 
urday, Bates was admitted to membership. The 
place of the next meet was not decided upon. 

Captain ^NIcFarland and JNIanager MacCormick 
attended the annual meeting of the N. E. I. A. A. at 
the Hotel Lenox, Boston, Saturday morning. 

The following students attended the B. A. A. 
Meet; Somes, '11, SuUivan, '11, Files, '05 Curtis 
'11, Devine, '11, Chapman, '11, Hichborn, '11, 
Lunt, '13. 

The Bowdoin and Colby Chapters of Delta Upsi- 
lon are to held a joint banquet, March 11, at Au- 
gusta. It is expected that a large number of the 
alumni of the two chapters and of the fraternity at 
large will be present. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, February 17 
6.30 Students Y. M. C. A. Conference begins at 

Bates College, Lewiston. 
8.00 Lecture by Prof. Phelps of Yale on "How to 

Read Books." 

Saturday, February 18 
Second Day of Conference at Bates. 

Sunday, February 19 
10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
4.00 Bible Class in Y. M. C. A. room, conducted 

by Prof. H. L. Chapman. 
5.00 Sunday Chapel conducted by President Hyde. 

Music by college quartette. 
8.00 Students' conference closes. 

Tuesday, February 21 
2.30 Bradbury Trials in Memorial Hall. 
8.00 Informal dance at Delta Upsilon House. 



Wednesday, February 22 
Washington's Birthday. Adjourns in all 
courses. 

Thursday, February 23 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Meeting. Address by Judge Levi 
Turner, 1888, Portland; IV. Christianity 
and the Social Problems. 
8.00 Classical Club Meeting at Theta Delta Chi 

House. 
8.00 Musical Clubs Concert at Portland. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of L.ambda of Zeta Psi. 
On December 9, 1910, death removed from our 
number a beloved and respected brother, Seth Leon- 
and Larrabee, Class of 1875, a man of sterling integ- 
rity and with an honorable career. Therefore be it 
Resolved, that we exoress our own sorrow at the 
death of this honored brother and extend to his 
bereaved relatives and friends our sincerest sym- 
pathy. 

Ray-mond W. Hathaway, 
John L. Hurley, 
George F. Wilson, 

For the Chapter. 
Brunswick, Maine, January 9, 1911. 



Y. M. C. A. CONFERENCE 



The third annual Maine College and Preparatory 
School Conference and State Y. M. C. A. Confer- 
ence opened to-day at Lewiston under the auspices 
of Bates College, with over two hundred delegates 
from the schools and colleges of Maine present. 
The conference lasts until Sunday evening and the 
program will include a banquet in the City Hall, 
with speeches by Governor Plaisted, President 
Hyde, and President Chase ; various conferences 
and business sessions ; an address by the Secretary 
of the International Y. M. C. A. Committee ; a bas- 
ketball game between Bates and the Portland Y. 
M. C. A.; a great public meeting at City Hall; and 
a mass-meeting for students. 

The events of the first day were as follows : 

3.00 to 5.00 — Informal conference of Presidents 
and Leaders in college and preparatory school Y. 
M. C. A.'s to consider matters of policy, etc., con- 
ducted by Mr. J. W. Pontius, Eastern College Sec- 
retary. 

6.30. — Banquet in the City Hall with the Maine 
State Y. M. C. A. delegates. Speakers: C. R. 
Towson of New York, Governor Plaisted, President 
Hyde, President Chase, and possibly Mr. Pontius. 



BIBLE STUDY 

Lhider the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. a special 
series of Bible Classes led by President Hyde and 
Professor Chapman, on Sunday afternoons during 
February and March. February 12, 19 and 26 Profes- 
sor Chapman will conduct the study which will be 
concerned with "the Parables" and on March 5, 12, 
and 19 President Hyde will take up "The Princi- 
ples of the Sermon on the Mount." These classes, 
which are held in the Y. M. C. A. Room at 4.15 
P.M., are open to all. 



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REV. D. BREWER EDDY, COLLEGE PREACHER 

In connection with the Foreign Mission Move- 
ment Rev. D. Brewer Eddv of Boston, Secretary of 
the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign 
Missions, conducted services at the college Sunday, 
speaking in the morning at the Church on the Hill, 
at Sunday Chapel in the afternoon, and in Memo- 
rial Hall in the evening. 

SUNDAY CHAPEL 

At chapel Mr. Eddy said that the old idea that 
the Orient does not want our Christianity is false. 
There are to-day in India 100,000 weavers driven 
out of business by English competition. These 
men with their families are in a state of destitution 
and are turning towards American mission Christ- 
ianity because that means an escape from starvation. 
This is but an example. Throughout India, to-day, 
the head men of the villages are asking for churches, 
schools, and missionaries, — asking for a quantity that 
cannot possibly be supplied by the present resources 
available to the Board. 

The Orient is undergoing a transformation, a 
moral and physical uplift such as has come to all 
peoples in the course of advancement. The economic 
necessity of finding better things, land, personal 
equipment, and creed, is responsible for the uplift- 
ing movement and the eyes of the eastern people 
have been opened to this economic necessity by the 
American Missions. The Turks acknowledge that 
their recent revolt and establishment of a better 
governing system could not have taken place had 
it not been for the training given the young Turks 
by the American Mission Colleges. Christianity is 
at the bottom of the upward movement of the 
Orient. 

Hence it is a necessity to pass this movement 
on, to enlarge and extend it. The East needs the 
best that we can give, wealth, vitality, and most of 
all, lives. More workers are needed in the mission 
field, more support is needed for the movement. It 
is our duty to keep in touch with it and further it to 
the best of our ability. 

EVENING SERVICE 

In the evening Mr. Eddy spoke intimately to the 
students in Memorial Hall. He described the daily 
life of the missionary in the eastern field, told of 
the difficulties that must be encountered, and related 
a few interesting personal experiences. He said 
that the churches there, poor and needy as they are, 
actually lead ours in manv essential elements of 
Christianity. In closing Mr. Eddy again spoke of 
the need of the Orient for ardent workers. 



Hlunini department 



'35. — The first volume of the historical 
work of the Piscataquis County Historical 
Society contains a chapter on the Crosby fam- 
ily of Atkinson, Me., and a sketch of Hon. 
Josiah Crosby, written by S. P. Crosby of 
Minnesota. 

'87. — Prof. Austin Cary has returned from 
Montana and will give a course of lectures this 
winter at Harvard University. Mr. Cary has 
been connected with the U. S. Forestry Ser- 
vice at Missouri, Mont., since last June, and 
was there during the great fires in Montana 
and Idaho that burned over an area of two 
million acres, and destroyed six billion feet of 
timber, an amount equal to one-sixth the year- 
ly cut of this country. Seventy-five men lost 
their lives in the fire. Mr. Cary spent a week 
fighting the fire, and later was engaged in ex- 
ploring the burnt timber region. 

■98.— Alfred B. White and Frank E. Brad- 
bury, 96, on January 5, 191 1, formed a part- 
nership for the practice of law, under the firm 
name of White & Bradbury, with offices at 85 
Devonshire Street, Boston. 

'00. — Charles Glidden Willard is the new 
sub-master at Punchard High School, Ando- 
ver, Mass. 

'01. — Walter L. Sanborn, Class Secretary, 
has begun his canvass for a class reunion at 
commencement this year by issuing "The Riot 
Call," in semi-serious vein from Medford, 
Mass. 

'02. — Edward Edgecombe Carter has re- 
cently been appointed an assistant professor 
of Forestry at Harvard University. 

'03. — Sidney B. Larrabee has been elected 
a director and counsel for the Union Safe 
Deposit & Trust Co. of Portland, to succeed 
his father, the late Seth L. Larrabee. 

'05. — The engagement of Helen Johnson, 
Wellesley, '11, of Brunswick, Maine, to Stan- 
ley P. Chase, has been announced. 

'08. — Shipley W. Ricker is employed as 
assistant in the periodical department of the 
Congressional Library at Washington, D. C. 



COPLEY SQUARE HOTEL 

Huntington Avenue, Exeter and Blagden Streets, BOSTON, MASS. 

350 rooms; 200 private baths. Headquarters for college and school teams when in Boston. 

Amos H. Whipple, ProprietOT. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 24, 191 1 



VOL. XL 



NO. 27 



DELTA KAPPA EPSILON PARTY 

The Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsi- 
Ion is holding its annual house party this week. 
The affair lasts two days and will end with a 
dance in the chapter house this evening. The 
program for yesterday included a straw ride 
to Otter Brook Farm where refreshments were 
served. This afternoon a reception was given 
at the chapter house, to the out-of-town guests, 
members of the faculty, and people of Bruns- 
wick. The house was beautifully decorated 
with smilax, evergreen and pinks. Music was 
furnished by Kendrie's Orchestra of five 
pieces. The serving was done by Mrs. H. P. 
Baxter, Mrs. Henry Johnson, j\'[rs. Geo. L. 
Skolfield, Mrs. Louis Parsons, all of Bruns- 
wick. 

About 50 couples are expected on the floor 
this evening. An order of 24 dances is to be 
furnished by Kendrie's Orchestra. 

The patronesses of the evening are Mrs. 
Geo. T. Little of Brunswick, Mrs. F. Marion 
Simpson of I^angor, Mrs. Carl B. Smith of 
Portland. 

Among those present at the house party 
are : Misses Elizabeth Sullivan, Mary Angley, 
Priscilla Crosby, Eleanor Strickland, Hazel 
Savage, Margaret Wood of Bangor; Vir- 
ginia Harman, Alice Foster, Anna Milliken, 
Dorothy Abbott, Helen Foden, Gladys Smith, 
Portland ; Evelyn Richards of Lynn, Mass. ; 
Elizabeth Wood of Wheeling, W. Va. ; Marian 
Keith of Oldtown ; Florence Leighton of Hav- 
erhill, Mass. ; Martha Fifield of Conway, N. 
H. ; Beatrice Twiss of Lawrence, Mass. ; Imo- 
gene Bennett of Brunswick; Havena Quimby 
of Lakeport, N. H. ; Marion Swasey of Stand- 
ish ; Mary Brooks of Concord, N. H. ; Ruth 
Green of Bar Harbor; Rachel Smith of Read- 
ing, Mass. ; Lora Standish of Boston, Mass. ; 
Elise Haskell of Pittsfield ; Gertrude Callahan 
of Lewiston ; Mary Stinson of Augusta ; Ruth 
Whitney of Bath; Helen Sherman of Bar 
Harbor. 

The following fraternities will send dele- 
gates to the dance this evening : Kappa Sigma, 
W. H. Callahan, '11, of Lewiston; Beta Theta 
Pi, L. S. Foote, '12, of Dover, N. H. ; Alpha 



Delta Phi, F. H. Purington, "11, of Mechanic 
Falls; Theta Delta Chi, John H. Joy, '12, of 
Roxbury, Mass. ; Psi Upsilon, Oliver T. San- 
born, '11, of Portland; Zeta Psi, David S. 
Hyler, '11, of Rockland; Delta Upsilon, Wil- 
lard H. Curtis, '11, Dennysville ; Xi Chapter 
of Delta Kappa Epsilon at Colby, Albion W. 
Blake, '11, of Oakand. 

The committee of arrangements consists of 
Harry L. Wiggin, '11, of Boston, chairman; 
Alden S. Hichborn, '11, of Augusta; Maurice 
H. Gray, '12, of Oldtown. The decorating 
committee is composed of Frederick B. Simp- 
son, '12, of Bangor, chairman; Robert M. 
Lawlis, "11, of Houlton; William C. Allen, '11, 
of St. Paul, Minn. The following committee 
had charge of the entertainment for Thurs- 
day: Harry L. Wiggin, '11, of Boston, Mass., 
chairman ; G. Clark Brooks, '12, of Reading, 
Mass. ; Leland G. Means, '12, of Orleans, Neb. 

The catering of the affair was done by 
Corde of Portland. 



DELTA UPSILON DANCE 

An informal dance was given by the Bow- 
doin Chapter of the Delta Upsilon at their fra- 
ternity house on Maine Street, Tuesday night. 
The affair was in charge of the following com- 
mittee: Lyde S. Pratt, '12; H. Barton Walker, 
'13; Samuel W. Chase, '14. The patronesses 
were : Mrs. William A. Hill, Mrs. Frederick 
W. Brown, Mrs. Paul Nixon, Mrs. Samuel S. 
Thompson. Stetson's Orchestra furnished 
music for an order of eighteen dances. 

The guests included : Professor and Mrs. 
Frederic W. Brown, Professor and Mrs. Paul 
Nixon, Professor and Mrs. William H. Davis, 
Professor and Mrs. Manton Copeland ; Misses 
Doris Berry, Gladys Berry, Emma Nelson, 
Myra Wood, Gardiner; Misses Ethel Withee, 
Lucile Stevens, Farmington ; Misses Maria 
Cobb, Madeline Bird, Helen B. Wise, Rock- 
land ; Misses Lura Howard, May Dinsmore, 
Lewiston ; Miss Helen M. Stackpole, Bidde- 
ford ; Miss Marguerite Weeks, Cornish ; Miss 
Olive Paine, Hallowell ; Miss Emma Harris, 
Lisbon Falls ; Miss Edna Dyer, Lewiston ; Miss 
Phillips. 



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STUDENT MEETING OF Y. M. C. A. 

Next Thursday evening will be held an- 
other of the Student Meetings of the Y. M. C. 
A. Everyone who remembers the practical 
talks on campus questions given at the meet- 
ing last fall will be there. Those that did not 
attend missed a great deal and cannot afford 
to repeat it. The speakers will probably be 
F. A. Smith, W. F. Merrill, E. G. Fifield, E. 
E. Kern, and W. A. MacCormick. 



MASSACHUSETTS TRIP OF FENCING TEAM 

The 'Varsity Fencing Team left this morn- 
ing for Boston where they will meet the Har- 
vard team in the Hemenway Gymnasium, this 
afternoon, and the team from the Springfield 
Training School to-morrow. This year's team 
is considered the best that has ever represented 
the college and it is confidently expected that 
it will better the record of last year's team 
which lost to Harvard by a single point. The 
following men made the trip : Manager S. T. 
Pike, '13; E. Ralph Bridge, Medic; L. S. Lip- 
pincott, Medic; C. B. Hawes, '11. 



BOWDOIN PROFESSOR GOES TO HARVARD 

Prof. Charles H. Mcllwain of Bowdoin 
College has been appointed assistant professor 
of history at Harvard University and will 
assume his new position at the beginning of 
the next college year. He graduated from 
Princeton in 1894, and four years later re- 
ceived the degree of A.M. from that institu- 
tion. From 1901 to 1903 he studied in the 
Harvard Graduate School and in the latter 
year received his A.M. from Harvard. For 
two years he was professor of history at 
Miami University, Ohio, and he then returned 
to Princeton as preceptor of history, politics 
and economics. He held this position until 
last September when he came to Bowdoin as 
professor of history. 

He has recently published "The High 
Court of Parliament and Its Supremacy," a 
book which has obtained the highest com- 
mendation not only in this country but also in 
England. The London Spectator, in a recent 
review of the book, says : "His acute, learned 
and brilliantly argued study deserves to rank 
among the established authorities on our con- 
stitutional history." 



COMMENCEMENT PLANS 

The committee in charge of Commence- 
ment have arranged the following program for 
Wednesday of Commencement Week. 

In the morning there will be tennis con- 
tests between the alumni and the undergrad- 
uates. At noon a luncheon will be served in 
the Gymnasium ; and at the same time the 
Alumni Association will hold its annual meet- 
ing. An outdoor performance will be given 
by the College Dramatic Club in the afternoon. 
Plans have been made to have the campus 
illuminated in the evening, and there will also 
be a band concert. This program will not in- 
terfere with the regular exercises set for 
Wednesday, but will help to fill out the vacan- 
cies. 



ART BUILDING NOTES 

Miss Mary Richardson, the Boston artist, 
has loaned the Art Collection a portrait of her 
father, Franklin Richardson. 

A badge of the Peucinian Society, fonnerly 
the property of Chandler Robbins, 1815, has 
been presented by his daughter, Harrietta L. 
Robbins. A pin of the same organization has 
been given by John Leland Crosby, 1853. The 
Peucinian Society was one of the first formed 
at Bowdoin. 



THE TRACK SITUATION 

Coach Smith's Views on Maine's Chances in the 
State Meet 

Below is printed an article written by 
Coach Smith expressing his views on the pros- 
pects of the track season this spring. It is 
"straight from the shoulder" and thoroughly 
characteristic of the man who will do his best 
to turn out a winning track team for Maine 
this year. He writes as follows: 

The track situation at Maine is a simple one. 
Ahnost any ordinary school boy could size it up in 
a few minutes. The reason for this simplicity is that 
Maine, as far as the State Meet is concerned, as jt 
looks to-day, is a dead competitor. I realize that this 
is a bold statement and may not be digested easily 
by those who prefer to hear something nice and 
rosy about their athletics. On the other hand it is 
much safer and more profitable for us to size the sit- 
uation up along sane lines than to prophesy some- 
thing that originates in our imaginations. There- 
fore, it is better to have a correct understanding, 
even though it does hurt, than to go on believing 
something day in and day out that is entirely false. 

Maine has just about five athletes to-day who, 
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the State Meet, and they are not all sure of scholar- 
ship eligibility. They are Walker, Rogers, Hough- 
ton, Strout, and Worden. Not a few interested 
people will ask about some athlete whom they think 
capable, but in reality know nothing about. The 
bright fire-places in our numerous and comfortable 
fraternity houses are the birthplaces of many cheer- 
ful and encouraging prophecies and ideas, and were 
we to take the well meant predictions that issue 
forth from sympathetic minds we would have very 
little cause to worry and all would be clean sailing 
until May 20 and then all that we hoped for would 
be revealed to us in a moment. And that moment 
would be disappointing. 

I realize that the athletes at Maine are of the 
home made brand, generally speaking. They are 
handicapped by not having prep, school coaching. 
Surely this same condition exists among the other 
three colleges as well as here. Such being the case, 
it is my firm opinion that Bates, Colby Bowdoin and 
Maine must all make their athletes and that college 
which excels in this process is the one that will 
WIN THE STATE MEET THIS YEAR. In 
other words there is no question in my mind that 
the State Meet will be won by the college which 
develops the greatest number of point winners be- 
tween now and May 20th. I have no doubt that 
Bates, Colby, and Bowdoin are already figuring out 
the dope, stretching one here and another there — 
doing anything with the dope sheet just so they can 
win the meet — on paper. They are figuring last 
year's point winners not only to repeat their work, 
but to do a little better and bring in a few more 
points. This is wasting time in the wrong direction. 
I am satisfied to let some one else figure the 
points we ought to get if the college for which I am 
working will give me what I consider even better 
than last year's point winners — material to work 
with — material to build up our weak places and en- 
able us to beat* all our competitors in turning out 
second string men for the State Meet, for needless 
to say it is the second and third string men who win 
State Meets and will eventually, in another year or 
two, become stars. It is you Freshmen and you 
new men that will decide the State Meet and the 
reason that I say that the situation is very poor is 
because, the number of candidates for track up to 
date, is away below my expectations and the desired 
amount. 

Another reason is the utter lack of attention that 
is given to field events — the high jump, shot, ham- 
mer, discus, and the pole vault. These events have 
merely a handful of followers where there should 
should be at least ten men trying for each one. 

It is disappointing, because of the lack of interest 
and enthusiasm in track athletics in general — the 
unwillingness on the part of the big fellows to come 
out and do something in the weights — the foolish- 
ness of others displayed in the fact that some of our 
men who are recognized as good track men are go- 
ing for some other sport for which they are not so 
well fitted, and last but not least because the general 
impression that last year's point winners and other 
so called world-beaters will decide the State Meet, 
whereas it will be decided by what is now classified 
as green material. 

The desired spirit and enthusiasm will no doubt 
come out next spring, too late to be of any value. 
When the spring is here and everything is cheerful 
and lovely, we all gather together in our little mass- 



meeting and cheer the team, for its captain, and 
every Tom, Dick, and Harry — anything just so we 
can cheer. It is like the awaking of the bear after 
his long winter sleep; he feels refreshed and wants 
to put on his war paint for the sake of roaming, 
nothing else. It is a cinch to be enthusiastic, full of 
life, 'energy and determination, when the band plays 
and the sun shines for everything looks pleasant and 
happy then, but it takes a man to fight an uphill 
fight, to work in the dark as he would in the light, 
to do things when the tide is against him as he 
would if it were in his favor. If we can borrow 
some of next spring's enthusiasm and energy, and 
use it now, day in and day out, we will be a credit 
to ourselves and the University and have a better 
show for the track meet this year as well as years 
to come. 



DEATH OF JUDGE LEVI TURNER 

Judge Levi Turner of the Cumberland County 
Superior Court and a noted jurist, died last Sun- 
day morning at his home in Portland. He was an 
overseer of Bowdoin College, and his judicial duties 
did not prevent his maintaining an active interest in 
the welfare of the college. He was graduated in the 
notable Class of 1886. Judge Turner was a mem- 
ber of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. 

Levi Turner was born in 1859 in Somerville, 
Lincoln County. He received his preparation for 
college at Coburn Classical Institute, the Eastern 
Maine Conference Seminary and the Maine Central 
Institute. He was graduated from the latter school 
in 1881. and the following year he entered Bowdoin. 

Judge Turner had hardly left college before he 
began to hold public office. In 1889 he was elected 
to the Maine House of Representatives' from the 
City of Rockland. He was recorder of the Muni- 
cipal Court of Cumberland County, 1895-99, and 
when Judge Percival Bonney died, he was one of 
those first mentioned to succeed him. Judge Turner 
received his appointment in 1906, and he held that 
office until his death. 

Judge Turner was noted for his skill before the 
Bar, and^ was one of the ablest lawyers in the State. 
He was interested in several phases of social reform 
and was connected with the administration of various 
charities. 



THE MAINE INTERCOLLEGIATE Y. M. C. A. 
CONFERENCE 

Bowdoin was well represented at the Third An- 
nual Students' Conference of Young Men's Christ- 
ian Associations of Maine which was held at Lewis- 
ton-Auburn. February 17, 18, 19. There were 33 
registered Bowdoin delegates. Besides these many 
other Bowdoin men who did not register, were 
present. Several Bowdoin men were speakers, in- 
cluding William A. MacCormick, '12, Ernest G. Fi- 
field. '11, and Kenneth Churchill, '12. One of the 
best speeches given at the banquet Friday night was 
that of Frank A. Smith, '12, who spoke especially to 
the preparatory school men. He told them that they 
needed a foundation for their college career, and that 
that foundation is Christianity. He also pointed out 
to the younger delegates the necessity of constant 
Continued on page 221 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



LAWRENCE McFARLAND, 1911 Editor-in-Ch\ff 
WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Managing Editor 

EDWARD W. SKELTON, 191 1 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 

j. c. white. 1911 l. e. jones. 1913 

w. a. mccormick. 1912 v. r. leavitt. 1913 

w. r. spinney. 1912 d. h. mcmurtrie. 1913 

h. p. vannah. 1912 f. d. wish, 1913 



J. L. CURTIS, 191 1 Business Manager 

H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 Asst. Business Manager 



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Vol. XL. 



FEBRUARY 24, 1911 



No lecturer ever comes to 

A Course in Bowdoin without paying a 

American Literature glowing tribute to the part 

which Bowdoin graduates 
have played in the field of American letters. 
We were all justly proud when Prof. Phelps, 
in his lecture before the Saturday Club last 
Thursday evening said that, "next to Harvard, 
Bowdoin has played a more important part in 
the developing of American literature than any 
other college or university in the country." 
And yet Bowdoin, distinctively a literary col- 
lege, has no course in American literature ! 

Of course we realize that courses in ancient 
literature, and English literature are absolutely 
essential, for we must have those, first of all, 
before we can feel qualified to study American 
literature, just as a general knowledge of 
English constitutional history is necessary be- 
fore one can thoroly understand the develop- 
ment of the United States Constitution. How- 



ever, we have our courses in ancient and Eng- 
lish literature, and it seems as tho the time is 
now ripe to introduce a course in American 
literature which will enable Bowdoin men to 
more fully appreciate the works of Bowdoin's 
numerous great writers. 

This matter has been discussed in the 
Orient before, and the majority of the men in 
the Class of 191 1 who were sincere in their 
statement, voted last year that a "course in 
American literature" is the course most needed 
and desired at the present time. There is no 
doubt that such a course would be most popu- 
lar, and it seems as tho it has sufficient merits 
to warrant its installation. 



o J • , T 1 Without a doubt, the arti- 
Bowdoin s Track ^j^ ^^ ^^^^j^ ^^^-^^ ^^ 

prospects Maine, in which he sizes 

up the track situation at our State University, 
which we are re-printing in this issue, will 
prove interesting reading to every man in 
Bowdoin College. It certainly is a most sane, 
straightforward discussion of conditions as 
they are at the present time at Maine, if the 
Orient is to believe what several reliable 
Maine men have stated in recent conversa- 
tions. 

All one needs to do is to insert the word 
"Bowdoin" in every instance where "Maine" 
is used and we have about the best statement 
of conditions at Bowdoin that could be writ- 
ten. Out of last year's championship team 
Bowdoin has just five men left, Capt. McFar- 
land. Cole, McKenney, Pierce and Smith, the 
total of whose performances was less than 20 
points of the 47 which Bowdoin scored on 
Garcelon Field. 

Particular attention should be given to the 
last four paragraphs of Coach Smith's article. 
Therein he sums up what zi'ill and what zvoii't 
make a championship team. 

While the Orient believes that Bates' 
prospects appear to be a trifle better than those 
of any other college in the State, we fully 
agree with Coach Smith when he says that the 
resuh of the State met for 191 1 "will be satis- 
fied by what is now classed as green material." 
There are a whole lot of men in Bowdoin who 
think that because the graduation of the Class 
of 1910 took with it the star men who have 
been Bowdoin's mainstay in track for the past 
three years, Bowdoin has no show to win the 
Maine Meet anyzmy. If that is the attitude 
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the Meet. The Meet cannot be won on paper, 
neither can it be won by a constant appeal for 
men to start in training, nozi'. If Bowdoin 
spirit is not in and behind the men who should 
be on the track squad, surely a winning team 
cannot be produced. The time to win the 
meet is nozu and we earnestly hope that the 
men in college who are qualified to interest 
themselves in turning out a winning team will 
manifest their interest by coming out for the 
team instead of fooling away their time. 



THE MAINE INTERCOLLEQIATE Y. M. C. A. 
CONFERENCE 

Continued from page 219 

prayer. He advised them to pray for help in all 
their work.in their musical work, in their studies, 
in their athletics. He warned them against setting- 
down the athlete for a blockhead and sneering at 
the studious fellow. The athlete is learning how to 
handle men, the scholar will also do great things in 
the world. Each has his place to fill, and these 
places are great and important. 

The speakers who delivered addresses at the 
general meetings were most inspiring, and there is 
no doubt that their tactful and powerful pre- 
sentation of the work and needs of the Y. M. C. A., 
together with the interest and spirit manifested by 
the delegates, will result in a decided impetus in 
the Y. M. C. A. work thruout our state. 

PROGRAM 

Men 

Friday Afternoon 

(Board of Trade Rooms, Lewiston) 

3.30— INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCE 

Under the auspices of the Lewiston, Auburn 

Boards of Trade. 
Sneaker — Charles R. Towson New York 
City. 

Friday Evening 
(Pine St. Congregational Church, Lewiston.) 
6.30— BANQUET 

Toastmaster — William Knowles Cooper, 

Washington, D. C. 
Music — Bates Glee Club. 
Address of Welcome 

Mayor Irving L. Merrill, Auburn 
Mayor Frank A. Morey Lewiston. 
Pres. George C. Chase, Bates College. 
Speakers — William DeWitt Hyde, 

Brunswick. 
Charles R. Towson, New York City. 

Students 
Friday Afternoon 
2.6 — Libbey Forum, Bates College. 

Registration of delegates. 
4.00 — Libbey Forum. 

Leaders' Conference, conducted by Mr. Pontius. 
Friday Evening 
(Pine St. Congregational Church, Lewiston) 
6,30— BANQUET with State Convention. 



Men 
Saturday Morning 
(High St. Congregational Church, Auburn.) 
8.30 — Quiet Hour 

Thornton B. Penfield, New York. 
9-00 — Report of Committees 
9.10 — "Religious Work Efficiency." 

William Knowles Cooper Washington, 

p. C. 

Discussion. 
10.10 — "Survey and Outlook for Maine Association 

Work." 

Thornton B. Penfield, New York City. 

Discussion. 
II. 10 — "Association Men." 

William Knowles Cooper. 
11.30 — ^Business Session. 
12.30 — Convention photograph. 

Students 

Saturday Morning 

8.45— Address by Pres. A. P. Fitch of Andover 

' Seminary. Bates Chapel. 
9.30 — Business Session. 

9.45— Address on "Bible Study," by Mr, McMillan. 
10.30 — College Men. Libbey Forum. 

Discussion conducted by Mr. McMillan. 
Papers on 
"The Value of the Normal Class," 

by J. K. Romeyn of Colby. 
"The Fraternity Class" 

by M. D. Jones, Maine. 
"How to Conduct a Group Class," 

by W. A. MacCormick, Bowdoin 
"Large Classes led by Faculty Men," 

by H. C. Robertson, Bates. 
"The Personal Value of Bible Study," 

by R. H. Colby, Bangor. 
"A Bible Study program for Maine," 

by E. H. Fifield, Bowdoin, 
10.30 — Preparatory School Men. Libbey Forum. 

Discussion on Bible Study, etc.. conducted 
by Mr. J. W. Pontius. 
11.30 — Conference Picture. Library Steps. 
H.45 — Life Work Conferences. 

"The Ministry," led by Pres. Fitch. 
"Student Volunteers," led by Mr. Pontius. 
"Y. M. C. A. Secretaryship," led by Mr. 
McMillan and Mr. Cooper. 

Men 
Saturday Afternoon 
(High St. Cong. Church, Auburn.) 
1.30 — Devotional Period, 

A. A. Protzman, Portland. 
1.4s — "A Challenge to Laymen," 

Charles F. Nesbit, Washington, D. C. 
3.00 — Recreation and Sight-seeing. 

Students 
Saturday Afternoon 
1. 30 — Report of Business Committee. Bates Chapel. 
Talk on "The Northfield Conference," by 
Mr. MacMillan. 
Papers on : 

"Northfield and Inspiration," Isaac Hig- 
ginbotham, Colby. 

"Northfield and Recreation." K, Churchill, 
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"Northfield and the Prep. School Man," C. 

A. Brown, Hebron, 1910. 
"The Ocean Park Conference," James Perry, 

Colby. 
Talk on "Deputation Service," Mr. L. W. 
Dunn. 
2.30 — Bates Chapel. College Men. 

Talk on "Service after College," Hon Carl 
E. Milliken. Bates, 1897. 
2.30 — Libbey Forum. Preparatory School Men. 

Discussion on Methods, Organization, Meet- 
ings, etc., led by Mr. Dunn. 
2.00 — Libbey Forum. Faculty Men. 

Discussion led by Mr. Pontius. 
3.30 — Basketball. 

Saturday Evening 
(High St. Cong. Church, Auburn.) 
7.30 — Pres. Robert J. Aley, University of Maine. 
Presiding. 
Music by Bates College Quartette. 
Addresses — William K. Cooper, 
J. W. Pontius. 

Sunday Morning 
Convention speakers in the Churches. 

Sunday Afternoon 
(City Hall, Auburn) 
3.30 — Mass Meeting for Men. 

Speaker — Pres. A. P. Fitch, Cambridge, 

Mass. 
Address, "What Makes a Man." 

Sunday Evening 
(Pine St. Cong. Church, Lewiston.) 
7.30 — Union Mass Meeting. 
8.45 — Farewell Service. 



MAINE TRIP OF MUSICAL CLUBS 

The Musical Clubs have just returned from a 
highly successful trip thru eastern Maine, giving 
concerts at Bangor, Oldtown, Bar Harbor, Vassal- 
boro, and Gardiner. The men are agreed that they 
had one of the best Maine trips taken by the clubs 
for the last three seasons, at least. Bangor and 
Bar Harbor were the features of the tour. Every- 
one had a good time in these places. It was Bow- 
doin's first visit to that famous summer resort. Bar 
Harbor, and certainly it could not have been made 
any pleasanter for the men if it had been mid- 
summer instead of ten below zero. Newman, cap- 
tain of Bowdoin's football team in 1909, gave the 
clubs a hearty welcome on their arrival and from 
that time on there was a merry time for all. The 
men are all agreed that Bar Harbor society was the 
most enjoyable of any they have experienced on 
previous trips. No wonder, after such a royal 
entertainment, that the concert was the best so far 
given this season. The enthusiasm was mutual. 
The clubs certainly gave their very best, and the 
audience responded heartily thruout the program. 

It is to be hoped that Bowdoin's visit to Bar 
Harbor may become an annual affair. 

In Bangor, two nights previous, the men gave a 
very good concert considering that it was the first 
big audience of the year and this almost the first 
concert of the season. After the opening numbers, 
the men entered into the swing of the music and 
the audience grew appreciative and enthusiastic. 



Much was said in praise of the work of both the 
Glee and Mandolin Clubs, while the soloists were 
especially well thought of. The concert this year 
had been put in charge of a committee of the 
alumni and thru their loyalty, Bowdoin was sup- 
ported by a far larger audience than has been seen 
for several years. 

The smaller concerts at Oldtown, Vassalboro. 
and Gardiner, were well rendered, and the good 
time still continued, though Bangor and Bar Har- 
bor left a record that could not be broken. The trip 
was one that the men on the clubs this year will 
look back on with pleasure, in recalling the many 
humorous incidents, the good-fellowship, and the 
social events thruout. 

An opportunity will be given later for Bowdoin 
men and the people of Brunswick to decide for 
themselves as to the distinctive merit of the clubs, 
so that no criticism of their work in detail will be 
attempted here. 

The following is the program : 

PART I. 

1. We'll Sing to Old Bowdoin Fogg, '02 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs 

2. Spring Waltz Song Filke 

Glee Club 

3. Violin Solo Selected 

Mr. Kellogg 

4. The Red Ear Morse 

Mandolin Club 

5. Longing Ambrose. 

Mr. Parkman 

6. a The Monk of the Mountain Bullard 
b Marching Trotere 

Glee Club 

PART 2. 

1. Cornet Solo 

Mr. Newell 

2. Indifference 

Mandolin Club 

3. Wot Cher Ingle 

Glee Club 

4. Reading 

Mr. Welch 

5. Pansies for Thought Blyn 

Mandolin Club 

6. a Bowdoin Beata Pierce, '96 
b Phi Chi Anon 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs 



Selected 
Rolfe 



LECTURE BY PROFESSOR PHELPS OF YALE "^ 

Last Friday evening William Lyon Phelps, 
Professor of English Literature in Yale University, 
gave a lecture in Memorial Hall under the auspices 
of the Saturday Club on "How to Read Books." 
Those who had expected a mere catalog of good 
advice on the reading of books were happily disap- 
pointed. Professor Phelps gave a decidedly hu- 
morous turn to his lecture and sugared the excellent 
bits of advice in his talk with a plentiful amount of 
amusing incidents and illustrations. He did not con- 
fine himself to the subject of books but touched 
briefly upon each of the arts. 

In the beginning he took occasion to ridicule 
those popular poets who paint happiness as the 
purely physical joys of life and youth as the su- 
premely happy age. With regard to old age he dis- 



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agreed with those who could have us finish our lives 
at sixty with the declaration that he expected to 
spend his happiest days between seventy and eighty. 
His definition of happiness is the ability to think in- 
teresting thoughts. The great sources of this happy 
faculty are to be found in nature, music, art and 
literature. Touching briefly on each of these, 
Professor Phelps discussed at some length the read- 
ing of books. 

Professor Phelps displayed the indispensable 
virtue in a lecturer of making his audience feel his 
personality. He paid a high tribute to Bowdoin as 
having done the most for American Literature with 
the possible exception of Harvard. Those students 
who had the privilege of hearing Professor Phelps 
are sincerely grateful to the Saturday Club for the 
opportunity. 



BRADBURY TRIALS 



Last Tuesday afternoon in Memorial Hall, the 
trials for the Bradbury debate were held. The 
Judges were Prof. William H. Davis, Prof. Wilmot 
B. Mitchell and Mr. Ralph B. Stone. 

The following men were chosen and placed on 
the respective teams by these judges : 
Affirmative : 

Ernest G. Fifield, 'il. of Conway, N. H. 

Burleigh C. Rodick, '12, of Freeport 

Fred D. Fish, Jr., '13, of Portland. 

William H. Callahan, '11, of Lewiston (Alter- 
nate. 
Negative : 

Charles F. Adams, Jr., '12, of Auburn. 

Merton W. Greene, '13, of Madison. 

Earle F. Maloney. '12, of So. Thomaston. 

Harold P. Marston, '11, of Chicago, 111. (Alter- 
nate.) 

The question / was : Resolved, That, constitution- 
ality being waived, a graduated income tax should 
form a part of our federal revenue system. 

The following men spoke: Maloney, '12, Haskell, 
'13, P. H. Emery, '13, Rodick, '12. Callahan, '11, 
Wish, '13, M. W. Greene, '13, J. L. Curtis, '11, Mars- 
ton, '11, and Adams, '12. Fifield, '11, and Timber- 
lake, '12, spoke before the judges on Monday after- 
noon. 

The Bradury debate will take place on Tuesday, 
March seventh, and the debate with Wesleyan will 
take place a month from that date. 



PHI CHI DANCE 



The Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Chi frater- 
nity of the Bowdoin Medical School holds a dance 
Friday evening at Pythian Hall. Music is to be fur- 
nished by the Call Orchestra of Lewiston. The 
patronesses of the evening are Mrs. WilHs B. Moul- 
ton and Mrs. Walter E. Tobie of Portland ; Mrs. 
Frank N. Whittier and Mrs. Gilbert M. Elliot of 
Brunswick. The committee in charge consists of 
Albert WiUis Moulton, '13, of Portland, Harry Dan- 
iel McNeil, '13, of Bangor ; Francis David Walker, 
'13, of Waterville; John Everett Cartland, '14, of 
Brunswick, and Charles Eugene Fogg, '14, of Port- 
land. 

Among those present are the Misses Eliza- 
beth Hirsch, Eleanor Wescott. Hazel Leard of 



Portland; Lillian Buzzell of Bangor; Alice Turner 
of South Portland ; Marion Swift of Gardiner ; Anne 
Reilly of Biddeford; Mabel Perkins of Meadbury, 
N. H. ; Genevieve Dwinal of Auburn; Emily Felt, 
Marguerite Hutchins, Ida Smith of Brunswick. 



BOWDOIN MEN IN HARVARD 

The following is a list of the Bowdoin men regis- 
tered in the Harvard Medical School for the 
academic year 1910-1911 : Harold B. Chandler, '08 
Charles C. Knowlton, '06; Carl M. Robinson, '08 
Victor V. Thompson, — ; Harold G. Tobey, '06 
Charles F. Thomas, '07; John A. Went worth, '09. 



CALENDAR 

Fkiday, February 24 
Delta Kappa Epsilon House Party. 
Saturday, February 25 
8.15 "Seven Days" at the Jefferson Theatre, Port- 
land. 

Sunday, February 26 
10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
4.00 Bible Class in Y. M. C. A. room, conducted by 

Prof. H. L. Chapman. 
5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 
Music by quartette. 

Monday, February 27 
8.00 Prof. Davis's Reading in Hubbard Hall. 

Thursday. March 2 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Mass-meeting. Student speakers 
on college questions. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon, 
February 22, 191 1. 
In the death of Brother Amos Laurence 
Allen of the Class of i860, the Kappa Chapter 
of Psi Upsilon, loses one of the most distin- 
guished of its older alumni. His distin- 
guished career as a Representative of the State 
of Maine in the National Congress has been 
marked by great legislative ability and un- 
swerving devotion to duty. In him the Kappa 
Chapter loses a loyal and honored elder 
brother. 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. 

Ben Weston Partridge, Jr., 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
Charles Richard Farnham, 

For the Chapter. 



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College Botes 

X The Indoor Meet comes March 17. 

Burns, '13, has returned to college. 

Eddy, '14, has been sick at his home in Portland. 

Coach Morrill returned this week from an ex- 
tended trip to Boston. 

Many of the students attended the Automobile 
Show at Portland, Wednesday. 

President Hyde takes charge of the Sunday 
afternoon Bible Classes, March 5. 

Harvard has Bowdoin on her football schedule 
for a game at Cambridge, October 7. 

Newcombe, '14, has been initiated into Zeta Psi, 
and L. T. Brown, '14, into Beta Theta Pi. 

Professor F. W. Brown has been in Boston re- 
cently, doing some reading in the libraries there. 

The reading by Professor Davis announced for 
February 20, has been postponed until February 27. 

Candidates for Assistant Baseball Manager are 
Simpson, Dana Merrill, Arthur Merrill, and Robin- 
son, all '14. 

Several Bowdoin students attended the Delta 
Alpha Kappa dance in Wilson Hall, Portland, Tues- 
day evening. 

A. S. Merrill, '14, is attending the Boys' Y. M. C. 
A. Conference at Bangor, February 24, 25, and 26 

K. A. Robinson, D. K. Merrill, A. S. Merrill, 
and R. E. Simpson are candidates for Assistant Base- 
ball Managership. 

William F. Twombly, '13, and Samuel W. Chase, 
'14, took part in "Thirty Minutes for Refreshments" 
which was given in Pythian Hall, Feb. 9th. 

A trip through central Maine, covering the same 
territory played by the Musical Clubs, is contem- 
plated for the Masque and Gown during vacation. 

The following Seniors successfully completed the 
courses required for a degree, in three years and a 
half : Horsman, Burkett, Sullivan, Somes, Hussey, 
and Clarke. 

Oxnard, '11, Rodick, '12, Callahan. '11, Clarke, 
'12, and Spinney, '12, spent a part of last week in 
Boston attending the First District Conclave of 
Kappa Sigma. 

The Freshmen elected their Class Squad leader 
this week. The following were recommended by the 
Gym leaders : Cunliffe, Garland, Leigh, Nason, 
Nicholls. R. D. Leigh received the election. 

The Architectural Record for February contains 
an article describing the types of architecture found 
in the buildings making up the equipment of Bow- 
doin, Brown, Wesleyan and Trinity. 

Leigh, '12, and Lawlis, '12, spent the latter part of 
last week in Boston. While there they interviewed 
several candidates for baseball coach, and the choice 
of the Athletic council will soon be announced. 



The Theta Delta Chi Fraternity will observe 
Alumni Night on Friday, March third. The com- 
mittee in charge consists of Cressey, '12, Dole, '13, 
and Parkhurst, '13. 

Howe, '11, Cressey, '12, Welch, '12, and Jo}', '12, 
have been attending the sixty-third annual conven- 
tion of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity, which was 
held in New York City. 

P. P. Cole, '12, attended the funeral of Judge 
Levi Turner in Portland, Tuesday, as delegate from 
Theta Delta Chi. A number of other men from the 
fraternity also attended the funeral. 

Bowdoin loses one of her Overseers in the death 
of Judge Levi Turner, '86. There is also a vacancy 
in the Board of Trustees which was caused by the 
death of Chief Justice Melville Weston Fuller. '53. 

According to the baseball schedule of Brown 
University, which was lately announced, Bowdoin is 
to play Brown at Providence on April i. Bowdoin 
is the only Maine college announced on the Brown 
schedule. 

A special train will leave Brunswick next Mon- 
day evening at 7.27, to carry those who wish to at- 
tend "The Dollar Princess" at the Empire in Lewis- 
ton. The special will not leave Lewiston until the y 
close of the performance. -^ 

The Musical Clubs are playing in Hoegg Hall, 
Portland, this evening, under the auspices of the 
Alpha Phi fraternity of Portland High School. A 
dance will conclude the program of the evening, and 
the Bowdoin men will also be entertained at several 
small dinner parties. 

President Hyde attended the meeting of the 
Board of Overseers of Exeter last Saturday. Last 
Sunday he preached at Wellesley College. Friday he 
spoke before a legislative committee on the adoption 
of the Juvenile Court system, and in the evening 
spoke at the Y. M. C. A. State Convention at Lew- 
iston. 

"Sweet Lavender," this year's Masque and Gown 
play was first presented at Terry's Theatre, London, 
March 21, 1888, with Mr. Edward Terry as Richard 
Phenyl, Mr. Bernard Gould as Clement Hale, and 
Miss Moneys as Lavender. It was first produced in 
America by Daniel Frohman. 

The current issue of the Exonian, the Phillips- 
Exeter weekly, contains an article by Captain-elect 
Hurley in which he gives an excellent idea of the 
size, equipment, curriculum, traditions, social cus- 
toms, and general organization of Bowdoin, together 
with a brief discussion of her athletics. 

President Hyde has had several appointments 
lately. On Friday evening he was one of the prin- 
cipal speakers at the banquet which onened the Y. 
M. C. A. Convention in Lewiston. He attended a 
meeting of the Board of Trustees of Exeter on Sat- 
urday, and preached the following day at Wellesley. 
He was also one of the speakers of the meeting of 
Harvard Club of Maine which was held recently in 
Portland. 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XL 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MARCH 3, 191 1 



NO. 28 



PROVISIONAL COMMENCEMENT APPOINTMENTS 

The announcement of the Provisional Com- 
mencement Appointments for 191 1 was made 
by the faculty Monday afternoon. Each man 
on the list is required to write an essay and the 
final commencement appointments are chosen 
from these. The provisional appointments are 
as follows: 

John Leslie Brummett. 

Arthur Harrison Cole. 

John Libby Curtis. 

Willard Hallowell Curtis. 

Walter Nelson Emerson. 

Ernest Gibson Fifield. 

Charles Boardman Hawes. 

Harold Kirkham Hine. 

Roderick Paul Hine. 

Chester Elijah Kellogg. 

Edward Eugene Kern. 

Lawrence McFarland. 

George Herbert Macomber. 

William Folsom Merrill. 

Charles Lewis Oxnard. 

Stanley Woodward Pierce. 

Frank Humphrey Purington. 

John Leonard Roberts. 

Edward Warren Skelton. 

Earl Baldwin Smith. 

DeForest Weeks. 

Joseph Curtis White. 



LONGFELLOW SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO 
> C. B. HAWES, 1911 

The faculty has awarded the Henry W. 
Longfellow graduate scholarship to Charles 
Boardman Hawes, '11. This award is made 
to allow a graduate of Bowdoin to pursue fur- 
ther work in English in some other college, or 
abroad, if considered desirable. 



ADVANCEMENT FOR MR. McCONAUGHY 

President Hyde has announced that at a 
meeting of the college boards to be held in 
June the faculty will recommend that James 
Lukens McConaughy, now instructor in Eng- 
lish, and General Secretary of the Y. M. C. A., 
be appointed Assistant Professor of Educa- 



tion, and that he be given a leave of absence 
for one year to take up post-graduate work at 
Columbia University. Fifield, '11, will assume 
the duties of General Secretary of the Asso- 
ciation during Mr. McConaughy's absence. 



A LEGAL TANGLE 



The Supreme Court of the State of Massa- 
chusetts will consider sometime this month a 
peculiar case, in which Bowdoin College is in- 
terested as one of the parties concerned. The 
question at issue is whether Bowdoin is still an 
institution as incorporated under the law of 
Massachusetts in 1794 or that its charter was 
affected by the separation act of 1819, when 
Maine became a State. The decision of this 
point will determine whether the gift of $100,- 
000 by John C. Coombs of Boston, which is 
now available for Bowdoin, shall be exempt 
from the inheritance tax of the State of Massa- 
chusetts, which waives the tax upon gifts to 
educational institutions. 

The case is interesting as a legal puzzle and 
is being prosecuted by the Trustees of Bow- 
doin more as a test case, than for the money 
involved. 

Meanwhile Bowdoin students will have 
their mail addressed to the State of Maine 
regardless of the fact that all unwittingly they 
may be treading on the soil of the Bay State. 

This case, altho it does not rest upon the 
same points, will recall the famous "Dartmouth 
College Case" in which Chief Justice Marshall 
handed down his famous decision relative 
to the nature and obligations of corpora- 
tion charters. 



ZETA PSIS OF NEW ENGLAND HOLD BANQUET 

At the banquet of the New England Asso- 
ciation of Zeta Psi, which was held at the 
Hotel Brunswick, Boston, Feb. 18, Stetson H. 
Hussey, Fred C. Black, Frank H. Burns, '11; 
George F. Wilson and John L. Hurley, '12, 
represented the Lambda Chapter, of Bowdoin. 

Over one hundred brothers from the New 
England chapters attended the banquet and 
spent a most enjoyable evening. After the 
dinner, an excellent post-prandial program was 



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given. Julian C. Edgerly, Kappa, '88, served 
as toast-master. The speakers were : Harold 
P. Gould, Chi, 'lo, the traveling secretary; C. 
E. Meleney, Chi, '76; Henry T. Thomas, 
Omega, '64; Walter C. Emerson, Chi, '84; 
John G. Sargent, Kappa, '87 ; John F. Greene, 
Epsilon, '91. The Eta Chapter, of Yale, and 
the Epsilon, of Brown, gave a pleasing enter- 
tainment. 



BOWDOIN MOURNS THE LOSS OF FOUR 
DISTINGUISHED SONS 

Rarely is Bowdoin called upon to mourn in 
the same week the decease of four of her sons, 
two of them members of her Board of Over- 
seers. Still more rarely does it happen that 
four men of eminence in their respective states, 
men who made grand return for college train- 
ing are taken from the roll of living alumni 
within four days. In the death of Congress- 
man Allen, Class of i860; of Judge Lovatt of 
Fall River, Class of i860; of judge Turner of 
Portland, Class of 1886, and of James McKeen 
of New York City, Class of 1864, their Alma 
Mater must be sorrowful. In their life record, 
she rejoices. 

Congressman Allen in his youth was ham- 
pered by poverty and completed his college 
course only by persistence and self-denial. But 
from the first he developed that willingness to 
help, that attention to details, that accuracy and 
exactness of execution that made him the suc- 
cessful man he was. How much his painstak- 
ing labors and methodical industry as secre- 
tary to his famous predecessor in office meant 
to state and nation will never be known. It 
is not always enough to elect an intellectual 
giant ; it js sometimes necessary to keep him 
persona grata to a certain type of his constit- 
uents. That the First District of Maine was 
represented in Congress for over a third of a 
century by two classmates, is surely due in part 
to the fact that Mr. Allen had the rare habit 
of giving personal attention to work that many 
leave undone or thrust upon others. Still 
more prominent in him was that plentiful sup- 
ply of the milk of human kindness which made 
the appellation "Uncle Amos" a symbol of 
affection, not familiarity. 

Judge Lovatt, who was a year younger 
than his classmate, died the same morning. 
His college course was marked by ability as a 
writer and by high scholarship among the 
group of talented men who belonged to this 
class. Early in his professional career, he was 



appointed associate justice of the Second Dis- 
trict Court of Massachusets, a position he held 
for thirty-seven years. While a vein of eccen- 
tricity apparently prevented his judicial ad- 
vancement, he was termed at his decease by 
the presiding justice "the best read member at 
that bar and one of the last representatives of 
the old school of lawyers." 

To some of his former instructors, it seems 
only yesterday that Judge Turner was sitting 
as a student in the recitation rooms of Memo- 
rial Hall. He was older than his classmates 
and his earnestness and his seriousness were 
always manifest. Here again the college 
course meant delay, self-denial and extra labor 
before entering upon his chosen calling. Am- 
ple justification was found for the broad 
foundation he laid in the steady progress he 
made when once he entered upon his profes- 
sional labors. "His appointment as judge of 
the Superior Court in igo6 met with wide ap- 
proval. Possessed of a temperament which 
eminently fitted him for the judicial office, he 
had both sympathy for human frailties and an 
eager ambition to reach just results. He took 
infinite pains in perfecting the efficiency of his 
court and was of tireless industry in discharg- 
ing its duties. His sudden death seems to indi- 
cate that he had over-taxed his strength in his 
generous attitude of helpfulness in every pub- 
lic measure looking to penal reform while at 
the same time performing so conscientiously 
the work that was peculiarly his own. 

In the death of James McKeen, Esq., which 
took place at Brooklyn Feb. 22, 191 1, the col- 
lege has lost one of its ablest sons. He grad- 
uated with high honors at nineteen, was admit- 
ted to the New York bar within two years of 
attaining his majority, and by his talents and 
character won an enviable position among the 
lawyers of the metropolis. This is the picture 
of his personality drawn by a distinguished 
editor of Brooklyn, which was his home dur- 
ing all his married life. "He is a logician with a 
capacity for eloquence. He is a man of humor 
without malice or a tinge of vulgarity. He 
tenaciously holds to fundamental doctrines, but 
does not insist on his own way at all hazards. 
He is too learned for over-confidence, too just 
for arrogance, too fair for dictation, too wise 
for vanity. He would not make a great agi- 
tator, for there is no fanaticism in him. But 
he is a rare pleader and advocate. His voca- 
tion has not narrowed his intellect, poisoned 
his tongue, or soured his soul. He mingles 
classical culture with the modern analytic and 



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scientific spirit. I believe he is not 'rich;' but 
I know he has weaUh of wisdom and estate of 
character that money cannot command." Out 
of many honors that his reputation for ability 
and independence won for him may be men- 
tioned his selection with Charles E. Hughes in 
1905 to carry on as counsel the investigation 
of the great New York insurance companies. 
Mr. McKeen was most loyal to the college of 
which his grandfather was the first president, 
his father for thirty-six years the treasurer, 
and he himself an overseer since 1886. At no 
time in this period was his loyalty greater than 
during the few years in which his own inde- 
pendence of character led. him persistently to 
oppose a policy approved by an overwhelming 
majority of his friends and colleagues. 



upon by the executive council. At this meet- 
ing Professor Henry Johnson will read a 
paper. 



TRIBUTE TO THE MUSICAL CLUBS 

The following is a letter which, together 
with a picture of the 191 1 Bowdoin Musical 
Clubs, clipped from a Portland paper, was 
received by President Hyde early this week. 

The Orient does not believe that the mem- 
bers of the Faculty or those of the Musical 
Clubs are at all anxious to enter a beauty con- 
test, but the compliment tendered the Musical 
Club men is appreciated by both Faculty and 
students. 

United States Courts, 
Judge's Chambers, 
Portland, Me., Feb. 25, '11. 

y Ply dear Prmdent Hyde: 

I think you ought to be proud of this lot of 
young gentlemen. Do you think you could get 
so many "good lookers" among the Faculty? 

Very truly yours, 

W. L. Putnam. 

William DeW. Hyde, LL.D., 
Brunswick, Me. 



CLASSICAL CLUB MEETS 

The Classical Club held a meeting at the 
Theta Delta Chi House, Thursday evening, 
Feb. 23. Professor Henry L. Chapman read a 
very interesting paper on "The Unities of the 
Drama." A general discussion on the subject 
of unities followed. Light refreshments were 
served. 

The next meeting of the cluh will be held 
March ninth, and the place will be decided 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 



President Hyde at Sunday Chapel, Febru- 
ary 26, spoke of a complimentary reception to 
Professor Palmer of Cambridge, "Harvard's 
most popular professor," that he attended last 
week. Professor Palmer has taught ten thous- 
and Harvard men; not only taught them but 
entered into their lives and characters. When 
ex-President Roosevelt recently re-visited Har- 
vard he telegraphed ahead "Give me an hour 
alone with Professor Palmer." The beloved 
Harvard professor attributes his success to this 
one thing — "I early made up my mind not to 
be afraid of anything." In early life he was 
extremely shy, ordinary social intercourse 
being almost impossible for him. He made up 
his mind not to fear his own inferiority, per- 
sisted in this determination, and to-day is the 
best liked professor of a great university. 

President Hyde said that everyone can 
profit by Palmer's resolution. Many men to- 
day say, "I can't do this or that so well as that 
man; therefore I won't do it at all; I'll let the 
other man do it. People will criticize me if I 
do it." That is a coward's resolution. Do the 
best that you can ; learn from the mistakes you 
make. Do not think of your own inferiority 
and after persistent effort you will not be 
tempted to. "Go ahead ; do what you can ; do 
not be afraid." 



MAINE INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 

A meeting of the Maine Intercollegiate Athletic 
Association was held at the Hotel Eagle last Satur- 
day night, the representatives present from the four 
colleges being Walter N. Emerson of Bowdoin, 
Warren McDonald of U. of M., Wilford G. Chap- 
man, Jr., of Colby, and A. W. Buck of Bates. 

These officers were elected for the ensuing year: 
President, Warren McDonald of U. of M. ; Vice- 
President, A. W. Buck of Bates; Treasurer, Wilford 
G. Chapman, Jr., of Colby; Secretary, W. A. Mc- 
Cormick of Bowdoin. 

It was voted to authorize the issue of a new edi- 
tion of the constitution and by-laws of the associa- 
tion after its acceptance by the four colleges, and also 
to add any part of the ten articles of the Maine inter-