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NO. 1 


The three debates held on the evening of March 
28 under the auspices of the Triangular League, 
composed of Bowdoin, Wesleyan and New York 
University, resulted in a double victory for Wes- 
leyan. Defending the negative in Brunswick 
they defeated the Bowdoin team, and upholding 
the affirmative they defeated New York Univer- 
sity at Middletown. New York University won 
from Bowdoin at New York. 

The question debated was : 

"Resolved — That the United States should 
adopt a uniform, compulsory workingmen's com- 
pensation act applicable to industrial employ- 
ments. Such an act 

"1. Should extend to railroads and other pub- 
lic service corporations. 

"2. Should be adopted by both federal and 
other governments for such employments as may 
be within their respective jurisdictions. 

"3. Should make the employer absolutely liable 
for injury or death to the employe unless he estab- 
lish the employe's contributory negligence. 

''4. Should contain reasonable rates of com- 
pensation which might vary in different locali- 



The Wesleyan debaters in the order in which 
they spoke were: William B. Cornish '14, Harold 
R. Willoughby '15, and George L. Buck '12. 
The Bowdoin team in speaking order was : Paul 
H. Douglass '13, Elwyn C. Gage '14, and Fred 
D. Wish, Jr. '13. The Wesleyan alternate was 
William VV. Shepherd '12, and for Bowdoin, 
James A. Norton '13. 

The course of the argument was clear-cut and 
the cases of both sides met squarely. The affirm- 
ative contended that there were great evils in 
the present system of Employer's Liability laws 
and that the proposed law was a practical cure 
for them. They also contended that no other 
plan, such as state-insurance would be satisfac- 
tory. In opposing this, the Wesleyan debaters 
brought forward several objections, such as in- 
adequacy and insufficiency of the plan, and pro- 
posed the German system of compulsory insur- 
ance. In rebuttal the argument turned upon the 
validity of the objections to the plan, especially 
its adequateness in meeting farming accidents. 
In conclusion the Wesleyan speakers reiterated 

their objections. The last speaker for Bowdoin 
claimed that the alternative plan proposed by 
Wesleyan could be included in the proposed sys- 
tem and repeated his claim to the superiority of 
the scheme proposed by his side. The decision 
was two to one for the negative. 

The Wesleyan team excelled in the form in 
which they presented their material, especially 
in the main argument. The Bowdoin debaters 
seemed to have the advantage in their adaptabil- 
ity in meeting their opponent's arguments, espe- 
cially in rebuttal. 

John A. Morrill, A.M., 76, of Auburn, presided) 
and the judges were Associate Justice George E. 
Bird, LL.D., of the Maine Supreme Court, Rev. 
Raymond Calkins, D.D., of Portland, and Harold 
M. Sewall, LL.B., of Bath. 



The Bowdoin-New York University debate was 
held in the Auditorium at University Heights, 
New York, simultaneously with the other two 
debates. The decision was given to New York 
University, defending the affirmative, after a two 
to one vote by the judges. 

The debate was slow throughout, the teams 
failing to clash strongly in their arguments. 
There was evidence of learned speeches hut some 
of the speakers failed to adapt them to the state 
of the argument and rebuttal was too often mere 
denial. There were times when the exercises 
more resembled a speaking contest than a debate. 

Bowdoin based her destructive argument on 
contributory negligence, showing that under the 
terms of the question the proposed system would 
entail greater evils from contributory negligence 
than the present systems in force in several states 
and some branches of the federal government. 
New York made no attempt to answer this argu- 
ment directly. Bowdoin then proposed as a sub- 
stitute for the system advanced by the affirmative 
a system substantially like that in effect in the 
state of Washington and providing for state in- 
surance with fines for excess accidents. New 
York made no direct refutation of this system 
but in constructive argument urged strongly the 
adoption of a plan similar to the English svstem, 
providing for the -creation of courts of appeal to 
consider each case arising as a case in equity. 
Bowdoin urged against this the contention that 
such courts would be bound in their decisions to 


the common law definition of contributory negli- 
gence and hence an increase in litigation would 
follow and most cases arising would not present 
grounds for recovery. 

The New York speakers excelled in the form 
of presentation of their argument. The Bowdoin 
trio showed to greatest advantage in the com- 
pleteness with which they covered the case and 
their facility in rebuttal. 

The teams were composed as follows : For 
New York University, supporting the affirmative, 
Albert P. Lewin, Royal L. Neufeld, Raymond M. 
Ryder and Abraham D. Kaplan, alternate ; for 
Bowdoin, supporting the negative, Burleigh C. 
Rodick, Merton W. Greene, Earle F. Maloney and 
William R. Spinney, alternate. 

The debate was presided over by Chancellor 
Ellsworth Brown of New York University and 
the judges were John E. Eustis, Esq., James J. 
Shepherd, Esq., and Trumbull White, Esq., all of 
New York. 

A large number of Bowdoin alumni, living in 
and around New York, attended the debate. 

Beginning with the concert in Brunswick on 
Saturday, March 23, the Musical Clubs had a 
"busy week. The home concert was given to a 
large and appreciative audience and encores were 
frequent. Awed by the impressiveness of the oc- 
casion they saw fit to eliminate the specialties 
•which were so successful on the trips, much to 
the disappointment of those that were expecting 
to hear them for the first time. Concerts were 
given at Saco on Wednesday, March .27; at 
Portsmouth, March 28; and at Reading, Mass., 
March 29, all of which were very successful. The 
trip concluded by a final performance in Boston, 
Saturday evening, March 30. A large number of 
alumni and friends attended this concert and 
Steinert Hall was filled to overflowing. 


In the 17th Annual Indoor Meet and the 26th 
annual exhibition of Bowdoin College, held on 
the afternoon and evening of Friday, March 22, 
the Senior class won with 39 points and secured 
permanent possession of the trophy cup. This is 
the third victory in this annual event for the class 
of 1912 and it was especially fitting that at the 
last Indoor Meet in the Town Hall, the trophy 
which had been contended for for so many years 
by rival Bowdoin classes should pass into perma- 
nent possession of the graduating class. 

1913 won second place with 23 points, 1915 se- 
cured 22 points, and 1914 had to be content with 
15. It was the general opinion that this year's 

meet was one of the most exciting within the his- 
tory of the present college generation, many of 
the events being very closely contested. 

In the afternoon several events were run off on 
the board track. Results were as follows : 

300-yard run — Won by J. McKenney, '13; Has- 
kell, '13, second; Cole, '12, third. Time, 35 3-5 

780-yard run — Won by Emery, '13; Wilson, 
'12, second; McWilliams, '15, third. Time, I 
min., 53 3-5 sec. 

One-mile run — Won by Hall, '13 ; Tarbox, '14, 
second; Timberlake, '12, third. Time, 4 min., 
44 4-5 sec. 

The indoor events, especially the dashes and 
relay races, produced a lot of excitement and sev- 
eral of them had to be run over in order to decide 
the winner. The class drills were in the opinion 
of many the best in years. 1914 won first place 
in this contest and secured temporary possession 
of the Drill Trophy Cup. 

The highest individual point winner was Frank 
Smith, '12, with 10 points, which entitles him to a 
free "Mike-made" suit. McKenney, '12, and Cole, 
'12, won 9 points each, and Faulkner, '15, won 
6/ 2 . 

The results of the indoor events were as fol- 

Class Relay Race, 1912 vs. 1914 — Won by 1912. 
Time, 21 2-5 seconds. 

Relay Race, Lewiston High vs. Edward Little 
High — Won by Edward Little High. Time, 22 1-5 

Relay Race, Bates 1915 vs. Bowdoin 1915 — 
Won by Bates. Time, 22 3-5 seconds. 

Running High Jump — Won by Green, '13; 
Houghton, '15, second; Faulkner, '15, and L. 
Brown, '15, tied for third. Height, 5 feet, 5^4 

Class Relay Race, 1913 vs. 1915 — Won by 1913. 
Time, 21 1-5 seconds. 

Putting 16-Pound Shot — Won by Faulkner, 
'15; Kern, '12, second; F. Smith, '12, third. Dis- 
tance, 38 feet, 5 inches. 

Relay Race, Brunswick High vs. Morse High 
— Won by Brunswick High. Time, 22 seconds. 

20- Yard Dash — Won by Cole, '12; McKenney, 
'12, second; Faulkner, 15, third. Time, 2 4-5 

Pole Vault— F. Smith, '12, and P. Smith, '15, 
tied for first place; Hubbard, '14, third. Height, 
9 feet, 6 inches. 

25-Yard Hurdles— Won by F. Smith, '12; Cole, 
'12, second; Houghton, '15, third. Time, 41-5 

Class Relay Races, Final — Won by class 1912; 
1913, second; 1914, third. Time in each race, 


21 2-5 seconds. 

The gymnasium squads which represented the 
classes in the drills were as follows : 

Class of 1912 (fencing drill) William Holt, 
leader; Charles F. Adams, pianist; Meredith B. 
Auton, Kenneth Churchill, E. A. Cousins, Fred 
Hart, Lendall Lincoln, E. E. Makepeace, Seward 
J. Marsh, Percy W. Mathews, Edward L. Morss, 
Carl D. Skillin, Carle O. Warren. 

Class of 1913 (broadsword drill) John C. Carr, 
leader; W. Fletcher Twombley, pianist; W. C. 
Lippincott, D. F. Saunders, F. C. Burleigh, V. A. 
Craig, James A. Norton, Frank Cowan, Manning 
Busfield, Lester Shackford, Bryant E. Moulton, 
E. Emmons Tufts, Jr., and Laurence A. Crosby. 

Class of 1914 (dumb bell drill) Francis T. Gar- 
land, leader; Herbert M. Shea, pianist; Frank E. 
Loeffler, A. Pratt, Earle F. Thompson, Ray M. 
Verrill, Samuel W. Chase, Harold Nichols, Percy 

D. Mitchell, A. Cole, Evan Nason, Alfred Gray, 
Robert D. Leigh. 

Class of 1915, Gordon P. Floyd, George A. 
McWilliams, pianist; George Bacon, Philip 
Card, Robert M. Coffin, R. M. Dunton, R. K, 
Eastman, George A. Hall, A. H. MacCormick, S. 
P. Melcher, Perkins, Gordon F. Richardson, H. 

E. Verrill. 

The officials for the meet were : Referee, Dr. 
W. W. Bolster of Lewiston; judges of drills, Dr. 
Manton Copeland, Prof. C. C. Hutchins, Mr. H. 

B. Alvord; judges of floor and track events, 
Prof. Paul Nixon, Mr. W. F. Marsh, V. S. Blan- 
chard of Bates College; timers, Dr. F. N. Whit- 
tier, Dr. N. E. Loomis, Lawrence P. MacFarland, 
'11; measurers, S. B .Furbish, A. W. Wandtke, 
'10, of Augusta, E. O. Leigh, '12; starter, Burton 

C. Morrill; scorer, Ernest G. Fifield, '11; an- 
nouncer, William A. MacCormick; clerk of 
course, H. L. Robinson, '11; assistant clerks of 
course, Guy Badger, '15, and M. Kuhn, '15. 

Point Summary 
Events 1912 

300-yard run 6 

780-yard run 3 

One mile run 1 

Class drills o 

Putting shot 


Running high jump 

25-yard hurdles 


Pole vault 


20-yard dash 


Class relay race 










10 6 




J. J. Conroy, Dartmouth 191 1, has been secured 
by Capt. Means as tutor of this year's baseball 
team. Conroy, or "Jimmie" as he is known on 
the campus at Hanover, was shortstop on the 
Dartmouth team for four years and received his 
baseball training under Tom Cady, whose system 
won a State Championship for Bowdoin last 
spring. Like Jack Norton, last year's coach, Con- 
roy was a star in the field and has the faculty of 
instilling "ginger" into a team. He received his 
preparatory training at Holy Cross Prep., where 
he captained the baseball team. Aside from his 
activity in baseball he was manager of his class 
basketball team at Hanover. He is a member of 
the Sphinx senior honor society, the Paleopitis, a 
senior honorary organization, and the Chi Phi 
fraternity. Since leaving college he has been en- 
gaged as a private secretary in Boston. His home 
is in Gardner, Mass. 


The Orient regrets that it cannot publish a 
line-up for tomorrow's game with Brown, but 
the impossibility of outdoor practice prevented 
any sort of an accurate try-out of the abilities of 
the various men. The outdoor practice and early 
games will probably change considerably the per- 
sonnel of the team, but for this week's trip the 
line-up will probably be chosen from the follow- 

LaCasce, Twaddle — catcher 

Means, Dodge, Woodcock — pitchers 

Brooks, Holt — 1st base 

Keegan, Dole, Shepard — 2nd base 

Weatherill, Cooley — shortstop 

O'Neil — 3rd base 

Russell— left field 

Tilton, Allen — centre field 

Grant, Skolfield — right field 

Nine of these men have had experience on 
Bowdoin teams previous to this year and three 
were second string men last year. Coach Conroy 
has been with the team since the middle of last 
week and although he has not yet given out any 
statement as to the prospects, he is already popu- 
lar with the squad and the outlook is at present 
marred only by the bad weather. After Thurs- 
day's game with Rhode Island State the team will 
return to Brunswick and get in shape for the 
games of the following week. 


39 2 3 J S 22 

Sen. Clapp of Minnesota, speaks in Memorial 
Hall next Saturday evening, 8 p. m. Students 



Published eveky Tuesday of the Collegiate Year 

by the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, 
Robert D. Leigh, 1914, 
Fred D. Wish, Jr., 1913, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 


W. R. Spinney, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

L. E. Jones, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 
H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

E. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni, and faculty. No anonymous contributions 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 Mai] Matter 

Vol. XLII. 

APRIL 9, 1912 

No. 1 

The new ORIENT Board ap- 
The New Orient proaches the task of publish- 
ing the college newspaper 
with the customary sensation of awe upon be- 
holding the responsibility passed on to them by 
the outgoing board. It is at the same time en- 
couraged by the innovation which is brought 
about with the appearance of this issue. The pa- 
per which has for forty-one years been the work 
of the Journal Printshop of Lewiston is now to 
be made up at the Record Press, in Brunswick. 
The change has not been made because of any 
dissatisfaction with the old printers, but from the 
belief that the nearby press will enable the 
ORIENT to handle the news more quickly and 
thus endeavor to render increased service to the 

To this end also, the new board has followed 
the parting suggestion of the old, and has 
changed the day of publication from Friday to 
Tuesday. Under the new plan, the important col- 
lege events which are usually held during the 
latter part of the week may be reported three 
days earlier than formerly. Among the minor 
changes which may be noted are those of the 
adoption of a uniform size of type, the new limi- 
tations on the time of receiving copy, and the 
resurrection of the calendar, these alterations be- 

ing given in greater detail in another column. 

Several new departments have been suggested, 
and one of them, "The Campaign in the Colleges," 
makes its appearance in this number. Its pur- 
pose is to give the readers of the ORIENT a 
broad view of the political situation in different 
parts of the country as well ats to chronicle some 
of the novel campaigning methods put into prac- 
tice in the college world. Although the Board 
can make no definite announcement at present, it 
hopes to establish other departments in the near 

With this foreword to the forty-second volume, 
the new Board takes up its labors with the desire 
to improve, through freely offered criticism, tx> 
carry on the work of a publication well along 
toward its fiftieth year, and to contribute a share 
in the development of old Bowdoin. 

Fickle, fickle Spring ! When 
Anent Baseball college closed for vacation,. 

everyone prophesied a dry 
campus and glorious weather by the time the 
chapel bell should again ring for recitations. But 
prophecies are vain things, as has been proved: 
after many a speech in Memorial Hall, and de- 
spite the prayers and labors of Capt. Means and' 
the baseball squad the team is obliged to leave on 
its first trip without a day's outdoor practice. De- 
spite the unkindness of Nature, however, the 
team is determined to do its best and the college 
will watch the returns of tomorrow's game with, 
Brown with a great deal of interest. 

But pink sheets, sporting goods displays, and. 
soft breezes tell us that baseball weather will 
soon be here. And we hope that it will mean an- 
other successful baseball season for Bowdoin. 
Not only to the first team do our hopes extend. 
We trust that another inter-fraternity league will 
be organized and that every man in college will 
get out of doors into some kind of exercise. Play- 
Ball ! 

In behalf of the whole col- 
Professor Chapman lege, the ORIENT desires to 

extend sincere congratula- 
tions to Professor Chapman upon his reappear- 
ance on the campus. In the long weeks following 
his accident, the undergraduates have come to 
realize more than ever the place that he holds in 
the hearts of Bowdoin men. He has been missed 
not alone by those to whom he gave an insight 
into the beauties of literature, but by those also 
who have known him only by his kindly smile 
and word of greeting. To everyone his return 
will be an occasion for rejoicing. 


Through the co-operation of the Orient and the 
Press Club an effort is to be made to cover every 
college event. It is requested that those in charge 
of each college organization, whether sectional 
club or what not, submit to Fred Wish, 31 No. 
Winthrop, the dates of future meetings and 
events. In this way both organizations and pub- 
lications may be benefited. By consultation with 
this Press Club Calendar it will be easier to 
avoid conflicting dates. 


Competition is now open for Sophomore mem- 
ber of the Orient Board. All who wish to com- 
pete will please hand their names to the managing 
editor as soon as possible. Those who competed 
for Freshmen members and were not successful 
in being elected are eligible for this position. 
Competition is open also for Assistant Business 
Manager, members of the Freshman class being 


All communications and editorials should be 
in the hands of the editor-in-chief by Thursday 
evening of each week. All other material must 
be handed to the managing editor by Friday even- 
ing of each week. Special assignments may be 
submitted later than these dates only by arrange- 
ment with the managing editor. 

Typewritten work is much easier to handle. 
Headings are not necessary. Time is saved by a 
careful writing of all material. 

Material for the departments, "On the Cam- 
pus," Intercollegiate Notes, Faculty Notes, Alum- 
ni Department, etc., should be placed on separate 
sheets. Special articles should each be placed on 
separate sheets. 


Two Junior members were elected to the Stu- 
dent Council at a Mass Meeting held in Memorial 
Hall, Monday evening, Mar. 25th. This change 
in the membership of the Council was made in 
order that the two Junior members may become 
acquainted with the work of the old Council and 
carry the benefit of their experience over to the 
new one. Crosby '13 and Crowell '13 were 

At the Mass Meeting Prof. Lunt submitted a 
plan which it is inadvisable to publish in the 
Orient at this time. The plan was taken up sec- 
tion by section and passed the first reading unani- 
mously until section four was reached. As had 
been expected this section was held up for dis- 
cussion. The speakers fell into two opposing 
classes, those who advocated the passing of the 

section at once and those who advocated the 
passing of the rest of the plan with section four 
left out until more mature thought could be given 
it or a new section substituted. 

Those who asked that it be held up for a time 
argued that a better working section and one less 
liable to result in infraction of the rules and the 
ensuing confusion and ill-feeling should be 
adopted to guard against the disturbance of pres- 
ent satisfactory conditions. Those who asked 
that the section be passed at once argued that the 
section was workable because of the honorable 
interpretation and obedience which Bowdoin men 
would give it. 

After a long and heated argument a motion to 
lay on the table was carried by a vote of 59 to 51. 
The meeting was then adjourned leaving two 
more sections to pass the first reading and the 
final plan to be voted upon as a whole. The mat- 
ter will have to come up again at a future meet- 
ing. At that time doubtless all the discussion 
will center upon section four as it is evident that 
the plan as a whole met with universal favor. 

N. H. 

season's complete baseball schedule is as 

10 — Brown at Providence, R. I. 

11 — Rhode Island State at Kingston. 

19 — Maine Centrals at Portland. 

20 — Exeter at Exeter, N. H. 

23 — St. Anselm's College at Manchester, 

24 — Dartmouth at Hanover. 

25 — Dartmouth at Hanover. 

26 — Middlebury at Middlebury, Vt. 

27— U. of V. at Burlington. 
1— Tufts at Medford. 
2 — Harvard at Cambridge. 
4 — Colby at Brunswick. 
10 — Maine at Brunswick. 
15 — Maine at Orono. 
22 — Colby at Waterville. 
25 — Tufts at Portland. 
30 — Bates at Lewiston. 
7 — Bates at Brunswick. 

The Massachusetts Club held a meeting and 
banquet in conjunction with the monthly banquet 
of the Bowdoin Club of Boston, Friday, April 5, 
at the University Club, Boston. There were about 
70 present including undergraduates and alumni. 
The principal speakers of the evening were Dr. 
Whittier, who outlined the progress on the new 
gymnasium, describing the structure in some de- 
tail, and Prof. Purington, who told about the 
work that the Bowdoin bureau in Boston is doing. 


Bowdoin Chapter of Zeta Psi gave an informal 
dance, Wednesday evening-, March 27, at their 
chapter house. Lovell's Orchestra of Brunswick 
furnished the music for an order of twenty 
dances. The house was beautifully decorated for 
the occasion. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Frank S. Ricker of 
Portland, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham and Mrs. Paul 
Nixon of Brunswick. Prof. Nixon was a guest. 
The committee which worked for the success of 
the affair consisted of Herbert Locke '12, 
Reuel Soule '15, Harold W. Miller and Omar P. 
Badger '14. 

Among the young ladies present were Miss 
Caroline Sparks and Miss Ethelle Libbey of Au- 
gusta; Misses Dorothy and Hilda Laughlin, Ada 
Plummer and Marie Hieber of Portland, Miss 
Christine Houston of Newcastle, Miss Alfaretta 
Graves of Brunswick, Miss Martha Feyler of 
Waldoboro, Miss Angie French of Skowhegan. 


The Annual Meeting of the Y. M. C. A. held 
on Tuesday evening, March 26, resulted in the 
election of the following officers : 

President, C. R. Crowell '13. 

Vice-President, L. A. Crosby '13. 

Treasurer, R. D. Leigh '14. 

Cor. Secretary, A. E. Gray '14. 

Rec. Secretary, G. A. Mc Williams '15. 

Alumni Advisory Committee, David R. Porter 
'06, 2 years ; E. G. Fifield '11,2 years ; Dean K. C. 
M. Sills '01, 1 year; Rev. Chester B. Emerson 
'04, 1 year. 

A condensed summary of the committee re- 
ports is given below. 

Reception, J. L. Hurley, Chairman. The usual 
receptions given, one to the Freshmen at the be- 
ginning of the college year and one to the enter- 
ing class of the Medical School on Oct. 23. 

Bible Study, C. D. Skillin, Chairman. Three 
courses in Bible study during the first semester. 
Seven groups studied the "Life of Christ," six 
the "Social Teachings of Jesus," and four the 
"Men of the Old Testament." The total enroll- 
ment was 141 and the average attendance 86. 

Social Service, W. R. Spinney, Chairman. Col- 
lections taken at Christmas and Thanksgiving 
amounting to $61.11 and dinners provided for 30 
families. A box of clothing sent to New York 
and a box of magazines to the Sailor's Haven in 

Gymnasium Class, E. O. LaCasce, Chairman. 
Class held every Saturday forenoon. Average at- 
tendance 25. 

Meetings, C. O. Warren, Chairman. Regular 
weekly meetings held with an average attend- 
ance of 44; noon meetings during the Week of 
Prayer, attendance 25 ; and Lenten meetings, 
average attendance 15. Two student meetings. 

Missionary, Kenneth Churchill, Chairman. Il- 
lustrated lecture on Hiwale by Rev. Brewer Eddy 
of Boston. $293 pledged for the support of Hi- 
wale and $225 collected. Mission study carried 
on from the opening of the second semester to 
the spring vacation. Three courses given with an 
enrollment of 93 and average attendance of 68. 

Membership, F. A. Smith, Chairman. 199 
members secured by canvass during the first of 
the year. 

Pejepscot, C. A. Brown, Chairman. Catholic 
and Protestant Sunday Schools continued with 
good success. Christmas tree and several enter- 
tainments given. Boys' Club continued. 

Pres. McCormick read his report stating that 
the Association had carried on one of the most 
successful years in its history and thanked the 
members and officers for their support. He spoke 
at some length of the Deputation Work in which 
a beginning has been made this year by sending 
deputations to several towns and preparatory 
schools and advised that it be continued and ex- 
tended next year. 


A meeting of the non-fraternity men in college 
was held in Hubbard Hall, Wednesday, March 
27. About twenty-five students were present and 
there was a general discussion as to the advisa- 
bility of organization. A committee consisting of 
H. L. Bryant '12, H. A. Andrews '12, and R. E. 
Hubbard '14, will meet with the faculty commit- 
tee and draw up formal plans to be submitted at 
a later meeting of the body. The faculty com- 
mittee consists of President Hyde, Prof. Nixon 
and Mr. Wilder. 

The Bowdoin Cumberland County Club held its 
first annual banquet, Tuesday evening, April 2, in 
the State of Maine Room of the Falmouth Hotel, 
Portland. There was plenty of enthusiasm in evi- 
dence and Bowdoin songs and cheers were numer- 
ous. S. F. Dole '13, President of the club, acted 
as toastmaster and several members were called 
upon for impromptu toasts. Those present were: 
C. L. Russell '14, E. Russell '12, F. Callahan '14, 
John Roberts '11, H. Arenovsky '12, E. Wilson 
'12, D. Mannix '15, G. Talbot '15, B. Moulton '13, 
M. Moulton '15, F. Wish '13, P. Lunt '13, D. Mer- 
rill '14, A. Sweet '13, and J. Norton '13. 



The York County Club held a meeting in Hub- 
bard Hall, March 27, at which officers were 
elected and steps taken toward permanent organi- 
zation. The result of the elections was as fol- 
lows : 

Lester L. Bragdon '12, President. 

Kendrick Burns '13, Vice-President. 

H. Burton Walker '13, Treasurer. 

Kenneth E. Ramsey '15, Secretary. 

An executive committee consisting of Bragdon, 
Percy D. Mitchell '14, Kenneth A. Robinson '14, 
Clifford T. Perkins '15, and Frederick S. Wiggin 
'13, was chosen. 

The Penobscot County Club met at the D. K. E. 
House, Tuesday evening, March 26, and the fol- 
lowing officers were chosen : 

Frederick E. Simpson '12, President. 

George .F Eaton '14, Vice-President. 

George A. McWilliams '15, Secretary-Treas- 

Dn tfje Campus 

The 900,000 bricks which are going towards the 
construction of that new gym of ours are com- 
mencing to pile up. The latest word is that the 
building will be completed by July 1. 

The members of the two intercollegiate debat- 
ing teams are to be awarded medals for their 
work by an anonymous donor. It is a case of 
gold you win, silver you lose. This year's team 
receives silver medals. 

Since Wesleyan proved successfully to one set 
of judges that workingmen's compensation should 
be adopted, and the same evening convinced an- 
other set of judges that it should not be adopted, 
just what would they have us do? 

Prof, and Mrs. Davis entertained the members 
-of the course in English 4 with "an evening with 
Carlyle," at their home on McLellan Street, 
March 27. A number of interesting views of the 
Carlyle country were shown and refreshments 
were served. Johnson, Medic '14, rendered a 
vocal solo. 

William R. Spinney '13, President of the Bow- 
doin Republican Club, was seen on the platform 
during the Roosevelt speech in Portland recently, 
and returned to Brunswick with a Roosevelt but- 
ton on his coat. When Roosevelt ascended the 
platform a large part of it collapsed, and the vig- 
orous ex-President jumped up after the fall, ex- 
claiming to some one behind him, "Are you all 
right, Bill?" Was it Bill Sewall or Bill Spinney? 

Raymond K. Hagar '13, the youngest delegate 
at the recent Democratic State Convention, is a 
Page in the Legislature now in session. 

Ed Snow '14, substituted in Brunswick High 
School during vacation, teaching History and 

A larger number than usual stayed over in 
Brunswick during the vacation. 

The American Youth for February, on file at 
the Library, contains a poem by Pres. Hyde en- 
titled "The Boy's Prayer." 

Among the delegates elected at the Brunswick 
Republican Caucus March 30, to attend the Re- 
publican State Convention were Professors Files 
and Moody. They are instructed for Taft. 

A number of the Faculty were out of town 
during vacation. Dean Sills spent a part of the 
time in Geneva, N. Y. ; Prof.' Files and family 
visited Boston ; Dr. Copeland was at Taunton, 
Mass., and Prof. Davis spent the week at Cam- 

Tuesday, April g 
College opens. 

Wednesday, April 10 
Bowdoin vs. Brown Univ. B. B. team at Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

Thursday, April 11 
Bowdoin vs. R. I. State B. B. team at Kingston, 
R. I. 

Deutscher Verein Meeting. 

Sunday, April 14 
Morning Service at Church on the Hill, con- 
ducted by Rev. Robert E. Speer of N. Y. 

Sunday chapel, conducted by Rev. Robert E. 
Speer, college preacher. 

Tuesday, April 16 
Spring Rally in Memorial Hall. 


The order of preference in a straw vote taken 
at the University of Washington, Seattle, was as 
follows: Roosevelt, LaFollette, Wilson, Charles 
Edward Russell (Socialist), Taft, and the re- 
mainder of the votes scattering. 

Taft first, Roosevelt second, Wilson third, was 
the result of the Presidential straw vote at Har- 

The Socialist Clubs at Amherst and Brown are 
taking an active part in the campaign in those 

The Yale Review for April contains an article 
on William Howard Taft by A. Maurice Low. 


alumni Department 

'55. — In Cincinnati, on March 20th, an interest- 
ing address was delivered by Rev. J. K. Greene, 
D.D. The occasion was "The World in Cincin- 
nati," an exposition held in that city for the pur- 
pose of spreading information regarding the work 
carried on by the missionary boards and societies 
of all the Protestant churches. This address was 
the feature of a scene in Turkey given in a 
"Pageant of Darkness and Light." 

'61. — Edward Stanwood, Litt.D., on March 19 
delivered a lecture at the Hotel Vendome, Boston 
on Current Events in which he treated mainly 
"feminism," the movement in a social, political, 
and material way for woman's broadest and larg- 
est opportunities. Mr. Stanwood treated phases 
of present day affairs in Germany, Great Britain, 
and France. 

'81. — Cara Dana, the daughter of Clinton L. 
Baxter, was married to Mr. Louis Spring Runci- 
man, on Wednesday, March 20, in Portland. 

'98. — Donald B. MacMillan is planning with 
George Borup, another member of the famous 
Peary party, to make an expedition to Crocker 
Land in the Arctic Ocean under the auspices of 
the Museum of Natural History and the Ameri- 
can Geographical Society. Admiral Peary 
thought he saw this land thru his field glasses in 
June, 1906, and from tidal observations its exis- 
tence has been proved by Dr. Harris, tidal expert 
of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. 

'04. — John Merrill Bridgham, now a professor 
at the University of Wisconsin, recently won the 
distinction of writing a waltz for use at "The 
Prom," the big social event of the year at that 
university. Prof. Bridgham's production was 
chosen from twenty-four contributions submit- 

'04. — Emil Hermes has been named by the trus- 
tees of Westbrook Seminary to fill a vacancy in 
the faculty. He will take charge at the beginning 
of the spring term, as German instructor and ath- 
letic coach. In both of these lines Mr. Hermes is 
very' efficient. He is a native of Germany and 
has specialized in German. While here, he played 
on the football team, being considered one of the 
strongest linemen on the eleven. He also did 
some track work, his specialty being the weight 

'10. — Frank E. Kendrie, the well-known violin- 
ist, participated on March 22nd in a recital given 
in the Fogg Museum, Harvard. His playing 
found an appreciative audience and also met 
favor with the critics. 

Among the delegates to the Democratic Na- 

tional Convention at Baltimore, two Bowdoin 
Alumni were chosen by the Maine branch of the 
party at their convention March 19th : Daniel J. 
McGillicuddy, '81, of Lewiston; Merton L. Kim- 
ball, '87, of Norway. As an alternate from the 
Second District George E. Hughes, '73, of Bath, 
was named. Andrew P. Havey, '03, was chosen 
as the member of the Democratic State Commit- 
tee from Hancock County. 


The Kennebec County Bowdoin Alumni Asso- 
ciation held its annual business meeting and ban- 
quet, Friday evening, March 29, at the Augusta 
House. A business meeting preceded the ban- 
quet, and the officers for the year of 1912 were 

The names of the officers elected are : Presi- 
dent, Judge Henry S. Webster, '67; 1st vice- 
president, Anson M. Goddard, '62 ; 2d vice-presi- 
dent, Rev. Henry Dunnack, '97; secretary and 
treasurer, Blaine S. Viles, '03. Those on the ex- 
ecutive committee are : F. J. C. Little, '89, John 
R. Gould, '85, R. H. Bodwell, '01. 

Charles Knight of Gardiner acted as toastmas- 
ter, and H. M. Heath, John V. Lane, Henry D. 
Evans and Emery O. Beane were the speakers of 
the evening. The speeches in part referred to 
college days, and they were very interesting. 

Those present were : Langdon Quimby, '95 ; 
John V. Lane, '87; Florace Sturgis, '76; Melvin 
S. Holway, '82; C. S. Pettengill, '98; H. D. 
Evans, '01; Robert A. Cony, Jr., '07; R. L. Mc- 
Kay, '06; G. K. Heath, '06; R. W. Smith, '10; C. 
S. Kingsley, '07; N. S. Weston, '08; John R. 
Gould, '85; F. J. C. Little, '89; Alton S. Pope, 
'11 ; G. Cony Weston, '10; George H. Macomber, 
'11; Blaine S. Viles, Richard H. Stubbs, '98; W. 
S. Thompson, '75 ; FI. M. Heath, '72, all of Augus- 
ta; E. C. Pope, '07, Manchester; Charles A. 
Knight, '96, and Henry S. Webster, '67, both of 
Gardiner ; Emery O. Beane, '04, Hallowell ; Ralph 
W. Leighton, '96, Readfield. Dean K. C. M. Sills 
was a guest of the association. 



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VOL. XL11 


NO. 2 

Campaign at 15otoDom 

Senator Moses E. Clapp of Minnesota, the 
noted Insurgent leader in the Senate, addressed 
the students in Memorial Hall, last Saturday eve- 
ning under the auspices of the Bowdoin College 
Republican Club. Leaving his work in Washing- 
ton where he is in the midst of the Trust hearings 
before the Senate Committee of which he is chair- 
man, he consented to come down and speak upon 
the history and policies of the progressive move- 
ment with which he has been so closely connected. 
The Orient would like to print a complete sum- 
mary of the speech, but space will not permit. He 
outlined the origin of the movement for more 
popular government so prominent in Roosevelt's 
platform, stating as its genesis the failure of 
Beveridge to be returned as Senator from Indiana 
when his opponents conceded that a popular elec- 
tion would have resulted in his re-election. He 
showed the conditions surrounding the formation 
of our written government, at a time of abate- 
ment of patriotism when there was a distrust of 
the people and proceeded to outline the steps of 
the people since then "to write back into the con- 
stitution the word 'nation.' " Taking up the popu- 
lar election of Senators, the initiative, referen- 
dum, and recall he showed that they were not 
revolutionary but merely attempts to make the 
representatives serve the people rather than rule 
them. In his account of the Arizona admission 
he styled the compulsion of Congress to remove 
the recall of judges from its constitution a stulti- 
fication of the electorate. In closing he made a 
very eloquent appeal for progressive principles 
and stated that despite the efforts of their oppo- 
nents they were bound to come in the end, for 
they were in accordance with a law of nature. 

Points in his speech which stood out promi- 
nently were : 

"'The time is coming when we will realize that 
government is a moral problem, and then we will 
not hold at arm's length from the ballot that 
greatest of all moral forces, the womanhood of 

"People insist in believing that there is some- 
thing divine in free government, but there is not, 
except the divine right for freedom." 

"The dollars spent by the corporations in in- 
voking favorable legislation is insignificant com- 
pared with the debauched citizenship they have 
caused. I am advocating the initiative, referen- 

dum, and recall not so much for their use by the 
people permanently, as for a protection against 
this debauchery." 

"One of the greatest problems before the peo- 
ple of this country is the making of their more 
ignorant citizens able to vote." 

"There was never a time when commercialism 
was more in evidence than today ; but at the same 
time there was never a time when there was more 
altruism than there, is today." 

"They call us agitators, but this world never 
moves without agitation." 

The Senator is a powerful and eloquent speaker 
and uses forceful gestures to drive home his 
points. He was introduced by President Spinney 
of the Republican Club. On hearing of the re- 
sult of Pennsylvania, Clapp said that the feeling 
in Washington was that a Roosevelt victory in 
that State meant his nomination at Chicago. 


In a close and exciting game at Providence, 
last Wednesday, Brown defeated Bowdoin 5 to 4. 
The game was a pitcher's battle in which Captain 
Means of Bowdoin carried off the honors. The 
Brown team was able to gather but four hits from 
his delivery and seven of the Providence players 
were retired on strikes. Had it not been for 
shaky support at critical moments, the White 
would have pulled out a victory. Bowdoin had 
the better of the game at the bat with six hits. 
Keegan, the Freshman first sacker, had two 
credited to him. 

The strong game played by Bowdoin was re- 
markable in consideration of the fact that the 
team had had but two days of outdoor practice 
before the trip. 

The score : 


ab lb po a e 

Weatherill, 2b 3 1 1 1 o 

Skolfield, ss 4 o o 3 1 

Russell, If 4 o o o o 

fBrooks, ib, c 4 o 8 2 o 

Means, p 4 1 o 7 1 

Grant, rf 4 1 1 o o 

O'Neil, 2b 3 o 2 1 

Tilton, cf 2 o o 1 o 

La Casce, c 1 1 3 o o 

^Keegan, ib 3 1 10 o 1 

Totals 32 5 25**15 3 


fBrooks replaced La Casce at catcher. 
^Keegan replaced Brooks at first. 
**One out when winning run was scored. 


ah ib po a e 

K. Nash, ss . . . , 3 1 1 4 o 

Dukette, 2b 4 o 2 1 o 

Durgin, ib 3 1 14 1 

Snell, c 4 o 6 o 1 

Loud, rf 4 1 2 o o 

Reilly, 3b 3 o o 1 1 

Dike, If 2 o o o o 

R. Nash, cf 3 1 1 

Cram, p 2 o 1 5 1 

*Redington, p 2 o o 1 o 

Totals 30 4 27 12 4 

*Redington replaced Cram in sixth. 
Runs — K. Nash, Dukette, Loud, Reilly, Dike — 
5 ; Brooks, Means, Grant, Tilton — 4. Three-base 
hit — R. Nash. Stolen bases — Durgin 2, Loud, 
Reilly, R. Nash. Hits — Off Cram, 4 in five in- 
nings ; off Redington, 1 in four innings. Bases on 
balls — Off Cram, 4 in five innings. Hit by pitched 
ball — O'Neil, Durgin. Struck out — By Cram, 2; 
by Redington, 4; by Means, 7. Double play — Dur- 
gin to Nash. Passed balls — 2 by La Casce ; 1 by 
Brooks. Umpire — Lanigan. Time — 2h. 15m. 



Bowdoin played her second game of the season 
with Rhode Island State College at Kingston, 
R. I., and won handily, the final score being 5 to 
1. Although the White team hit the ball hard 
and often, the hits were so well scattered that 
until the eighth inning, only one Bowdoin man 
had crossed the plate. In the eighth, however, 
Meyers was touched up for five hits, which, to- 
gether with two errors and a stolen base, resulted 
in four runs. 

Dodge, the Bowdoin twirler, pitched a fine 
game. But four men were able to solve his 
curves, and thirteen of the Rhode Island colle- 
gians struck out. 

The score: 


ab r bh po a e 

Weatherill, 2b 5 o 2 1 2 o 

Skolfield, ss 3 2 1 2 

Russell, If 5 2 1 o o o 

Brooks, c 5 1 1 15 o o 

Keegan, ib 5 o o 6 o o 

Grant, rf 4 2 o o 

O'Neil, 3b 4 1 2 3 o 

Tilton, cf 3 1 1 o o o 

Dodge, p 4 o 1 2 3 

Totals 38 5 12 27 6 2 


ab r bh po a e 

Sullivan, If 4 I I 1 1 o 

Price, cf 3 o o o o 

Doll, 3b 4 o 1 1 1 o 

Foley, c 3 o 9 1 1 

Briden, ib 3 o 1 9 o o 

Newton, 3b 2 o 1 3 o 

Hudson, rf 3 o o o o o 

Lewis, ss 2 o o 2 

Meyers, p 2 o o 5 o o 

Lennox, ss 1 o I o 

Nicholas, c 1 o o 1 o 

Webb, 3b 1 o o o 1 o 

Coleman, p 1 o 1 o 1 o 

Totals 30 i 4 27 9 3 

Innings 123456789 

Bowdoin 1 o o o o o 4 — 5 

Rhode Island ...00000 100 — 1 
Stolen bases — Dodge, Doll, Briden. Sacrifice 
Struck out — By Meyers, 8; by Coleman; by 
Dodge, 13. Hit by pitched ball — Price, Tilton. 
Umpire — Briggs. Time — 2h. 10m. 


Bowdoin was admitted to membership in the 
Intercollegiate Fencing League, at a meeting of 
the association held Thursday, April 4, at the 
Hotel Astor, New York. The institutions repre- 
sented were Harvard, Cornell, Pennsylvania, 
West Point, Annapolis, and Columbia. Next year 
the Bowdoin fencers will compete in the League 
dual meets and the annual championship contest 
at the Hotel Astor. Manager Pike has been try- 
ing to obtain recognition for Bowdoin in this 
branch of sport for the last two seasons and it is 
due to his efforts, mainly, that admission was 
secured in the League. 


Since Professor Chapman has decided, at the 
advice of his doctors, not to take up his work 
again during the present academic year, Mr. 
Robert Withington, A.M., has been secured to 
take charge of his courses. After his graduation 
from Harvard in 1906, Mr. Withington studied 
for a year at the University of Lyons in France 
and the year following was connected with the 
Boston Transcript. For the past two years he 
has been doing graduate work at Harvard and 
has been assistant in English to Professor Barrett 
Wendell. Mr. Withington is a brother of the 
Harvard track captain. 



The largest squad which has ever been out for 
the track team has been practicing daily under 
Coach Marsh and Captain Cole. The practice 
has been held on the cinder paths around the 
campus, but the track at Whittier Field has been 
put in good condition and practice will be held 
there for many of the events. Last Saturday, the 
first of the weekly college meets was held. These 
meets will begin at 2 130 P. M. every Saturday 
and will consist of twelve events. 

It will be of interest to readers of the Orient 
to know that the new theatre being built on Cum- 
berland Street by a syndicate of business and pro- 
fessional men of Brunswick will be completed 
about the middle of May, at which time it will be 
opened to the public. The building will be of 
stucco, with an attractively finished interior. The 
seating capacity of the auditorium will be about 
four hundred and thirty, and that of the balcony 
at the rear, about two hundred and twenty, mak- 
ing a total seating capacity of about six hundred 
and fifty. The comfort of the patrons of the 
theatre is assured by the raised floor, absence of 
posts and comfortable orchestra chairs. 

There will be steam heat and a fine system of 
ventilation by which the foul air will be carried 
off through ventilators in the walls, connected 
with a large ventilator in the roof. 

Although the theatre is to be used principally 
as a motion picture house, the large stage, thirty- 
three by fifty feet, and the good sized dressing- 
rooms will give ample facilities for presenting 
first class plays. During the theatrical season ar- 
rangements will be made with a New York book- 
ing concern to furnish attractions of this kind 
from time to time. Mr. Emery A. Crawford, who 
has leased the theatre for five years, has had ex- 
perience in this line and understands the tastes of 
Brunswick people, having had charge of the Town 
Hall for many years, and will endeavor to please 
his patrons by giving them at all times first class 


The question for this year's Freshman-Sopho- 
more Debate is as follows : — 

Resolved, That the initiative and referendum 
should be generally adopted by the American 

Trials for the teams will be held on Thursday, 
April 18, at 3:30 P. M. in Memorial Hall. 
Speeches for these trials will be limited to five 
minutes. Some references have been placed in 

the Classical Room of Hubbard Hall and further 
material can be found by consulting Poole's In- 
dex and the Reader's Guide. Prof. Mitchell will 
confer with the Freshmen and Prof. Davis with 
the Sophomores. Names of men intending to try 
for either of these teams should be left with P. H. 
Douglas '13 by this evening, April 16. 


The fifth and last college preacher of the year 
was Dr. Robert Elliott Speer of New York City. 
Dr. Speer who is at present Secretary of the 
Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, is well 
known for his numerous books on religious sub- 
jects and his popularity as a speaker at the va- 
rious young men's conferences held under the 
auspices of the Y. M. C. A. At the morning ser- 
vice in the Church on the Hill his subject was 
"The Appeal of Christian Service." He urged 
eloquently the actual investment of a life for 
Christ, emphasizing the eternal satisfaction of 
such a choice, and the inadequacy and despair of 
life centered only in material things. At the af- 
ternoon Chapel service he spoke on the subject, 
"The Realization and Accomplishment of a Life 
Mission." He emphasized strongly the need of a 
definite purpose and how this may be secured 
through God. He then pointed out how this 
"life commission" may be carried out with purity, 
truth, and loyalty. 


The Quill for March, coming from the press in 
its usual neat and attractive form, presents an 
interesting table of contents. Each contribution 
has good measure of merit which the reviewer 
wishes briefly to mention. Taking the subjects 
in order we open to the 'story — -'All Rivers Run 
to the Sea.!' This tale as its title suggests is a 
study in realistic fatalism, very well constructed 
and excellently written. It seems perhaps dra- 
matically unnecessary to involve the grim doctor 
in the melancholy determinism which inexorably 
bears the "hero" to ruin, but the story shows 
power and moves to its logical end. 

"A Paraphrase from Euripides" renders in 
English rhyme the song of the chorus pleading 
with Medea not to avenge herself upon her faith- 
less husband, by the dreadful act of slaying her 
own sons. The verse intimately interprets the 
sense, giving in original form the substance of 
the poet's thought. 

In the essay — "Carlyle's Message : Insight 
Plus Action," the writer clearly grasps the great 
Scotch seer's central motive, and draws us deep 
(Continued on page 13) 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate Year 

by the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, 
Robert D. Leigh, 1914, 
Fred D. Wish, Jr., 1913, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 


W. R. Spinney, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

L. E. Jones, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 
H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

E. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni, and faculty. No anonymous contributions 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 

Vol. XLII. 

APRIL 16, 1912 

No. 2 

What slogan could be more 
Fight, Fight, Fight! appropriate for the impend- 
ing track campaign and the 
final battle between the four Maine colleges 
three weeks from next Saturday than the one 
which made its appearance in the strenuous days 
of the football season last fall ! It was the cheer 
that helped the team more than anything else, 
and it is the watchword that every undergraduate 
needs to sear into his mind now. The track men 
are practicing faithfully and with a determination 
which stamps them as worthy of the most loyal 
support that Bowdoin can give. Loyalty can be 
manifested in various ways, from being generous 
to the man with the subscription book, to being 
present on the field at practice time to give every 
man the encouragement he needs. The trial 
meets which are to be held each Saturday call for 
such support. Let the track men see that the col- 
lege is with them heart and soul, that the college 
expects them to fight to the last ditch and will be 
content With nothing less. And then may there 
be inspired in the team a generous measure of the 
Bowdoin spirit that has won so many hard-fought 
battles in the past, may it be given the power to 
uphold the record that the track team has never 
suffered defeat on Whittier Field. 

To complete the courses in 
The New Instructor English Literature which 
Professor Chapman's accident 
has made it unwise for him 
to continue, the college has been fortunate in se- 
curing Mr. Robert Withington, a graduate stu- 
dent of Harvard University. Mr. Withington 
has before him one of the hardest tasks imagina- 
ble, but he has the satisfaction of knowing that 
the undergraduates believe th?t he can accom- 
plish this task. In the few days that he has been 
on the campus, his genial personality has inspired 
the confidence and respect of the college. The 
Orient takes pleasure in voicing this confidence 
and in welcoming him to Bowdoin. 

Success to Eowdoin 

Undergraduates who have 

heard of the work being done 
Bureau by The Bowdoin Bureau of 

Boston rejoice in knowing that it is one of the 
livest organizations connected with the college. 
"We work for Bowdoin and for Bowdoin men" is 
its motto. The Bureau desires to do all in its 
power for the college and hopes to receive what- 
ever aid is possible from the undergraduates. 
The Orient takes this opportunity to assure the 
Bureau that the college appreciates the service 
which it is giving to Bowdoin. In every way the 
college stands ready to support it. 

in „ -4 When the Republican Club 

An Opportunity , t ,, . , ,, , 

" J secured one of Maine s ablest 

missed representatives in the Na- 

tional Legislature to speak before the college 
some weeks ago they were somewhat surprised 
that there was such a small attendance. But they 
explained it as best they could by bad weather 
conditions and insufficient advertising. Through 
great good fortune they were able to secure as 
their second speaker the ablest orator and expo- 
nent of the large and growing branch of the Re- 
publican party which is of such importance in the 
present campaign, Moses E. Clapp, the Insurgent 
Senator from Minnesota. Imagine their sur- 
prise and disappointment, therefore, at finding the 
hall only about two-thirds full for the occasion. 
Now it is not for the Orient to dictate the de- 
sires of the student body or faculty. If the whole 
number prefer to stay away from such a meeting 
it is none of its vital concern, as a college organ. 
But it does feel that such a showing as that of 
Saturday night is a good indication that the in- 
terest of this student body in the questions of the 
nation and affairs outside of our own local circle 
is mostly a minus quantity. Senator Clapp is a 
partisan and represents, moreover, only a wing of 
a party, but surely his lecture Saturday evening 



was of vital interest to every man in College who 
intends to become a voter. A self-educated man, 
a "son of the soil," a breezy, open-hearted Wes- 
terner, he represents the highest type of that new 
order of political leaders of the Middle West who 
are playing such a large part in the affairs of 
Congress. With Dolliver, Beveridge, and La- 
Follette he founded the insurgent movement and 
as chairman of the inter-state commerce commit- 
tee in the Senate is recognized as their sanest 
leader. His subject was the "Movement for 
Popular Government" and his exposition of the 
progressive principles was in the opinion of the 
Orient, the clearest, most logical, and eloquent 
ever delivered in the State of Maine, not except- 
ing the Roosevelt speech in Portland a few weeks 
ago. His sincerity, wit, logic and brilliance won 
the hearts of the audience and again and again 
they broke into applause. We wish to thank the 
Republican Club in the name of the students for 
giving us the opportunity to get a new light and 
clearer insight into the problems of the campaign 
and an acquaintance with a political leader of the 
West. We only regret that the miserable sup- 
port of the students necessitates their having to 
cancel all engagements for further speakers this 
year out of courtesy to the speakers. 

The March Quill 
(Continued from page 11) 

into the heart of the realities for which Carlyle 
forever stands inspiring spokesman. "Insight 
Plus Action" distinctly describes the prophet's 

"The Censer," a miniature drama of one scene 
and three actors moves rapidly through a mysti- 
cal world of a mystic Monk, out of which for the 
Cavalier man of action, emerges a returning ma- 
terial reality. Without incisive significance, per- 
haps with the intention of suggesting the vague 
and haunting elements of life and death, the lit- 
tle drama gives artistic expression to a mood 
which comes and goes with us all. 

The editorial deals with an interesting phase 
of college life at Williams — that is, the declared 
dissatisfaction of the students there with the 
hampering prescriptions of the curriculum and 
the lack of a developed elective system. By con- 
trast, the editorial views with appreciation the 
large liberty which Bowdoin students enjoy in 
planning their courses to suit their individual 
needs or desires. It may be said, however, that 
in the large view, the best system is yet to come, 
and in the not uncommon abuse of the elective 
privilege, the Williams administration may find 
no little justification for its more conservative 

"Ye Postman," or exchange editor remarks a 
decided falling off in the previous month's issues 
of the college magazines. Doubtless the Postman 
writes advisedly. All college student publications 
have their ups and downs of literary quality, but 
it pleases the Orient reviewer of the March 
Quill to congratulate its editors upon a very 
creditable number. 

J. H. Q. 


The Student Council held its regular meeting, 
Wednesday, April 10. The date of the Annual 
Spring Rally was set for May 2. It was also 
voted to abolish sending of fraternity delegates 
to house parties, but the Council advised that they 
be continued to be sent to receptions. This action 
was taken after the sentiment of the fraternities 
was ascertained to be in favor of such action. 
The Council decided to put the matter of inter- 
fraternity baseball before the fraternities. 

The Hebron Club was organized at a meeting 
held in Hubbard Hall, Thursday, April 11. Offi- 
cers were elected as follows : 

L. B. Schackford,, President. 

J. E. Philoon, Vice-President. 

C. A. Brown, Secretary. 

A committee was appointed to draw up a con- 
stitution and by-laws. 

The Classical Club met at the rooms of Dean 
Sills, Tuesday evening, April 9. Prof. Woodruff 
gave a talk on Athenian Democracy. Officers for 
the ensuing year were elected as follows : 

Dean K. C. M. Sills, President. 

P. H. Pope, Secretary. 

D. K. Merrill, Executive Committee member. 
The Musical Clubs held a meeting, April 10, at 

which officers were elected for next year as fol- 
lows : 

G. F. Eaton, Leader of Glee Club. 

P. C. Savage, Leader of Mandolin Club. 

L. A. Crosby, Manager of Musical Clubs. 

E. S. Thompson, Asst. Manager of Musical 
Clubs. I 

Mgr. Ashey of the 1912 Clubs reported a very 
successful season, with a total of fifteen concerts 
and a large surplus in the treasury to be turned 
over to next year's management. 

The Deutscher Verein met Thursday evening, 
April 11, at the home of Prof. Ham. Mr. With- 
ington, the new instructor in English, was a 
guest. Prof. Ham gave an interesting talk on the 
German School System. 



The Ibis held a meeting last night, April 15. 
President Aley of the University of Maine ad- 
dressed the club. 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council held re- 
cently, R. E. Simpson '14, and K. A. Robinson '14 
were nominated candidates for assistant baseball 
manager. F. X. Callahan who was elected to this 
position last spring has been obliged to resign it 
on account of entrance conditions. 

2Pn tbe atampus 

Nice day aint it ? 

The Track team has been "on the campus" the 
past week. 

Black caps are in style again this spring. No 
Freshmen should be without one. 

The Brunswick Record mentions Prof. Files as 
one of the possibilities for Senator from Cum- 
berland County. 

Despite the recent action of the Council we 
shall still send delegates to the College Teas. 

The Finance Committee of the Board of Trus- 
tees held their annual meeting in Massachusetts 
Hall last Friday afternoon. 

We wonder what Lee Means by starting the 
season in such whirlwind style? (Shades of 
Longfellow! A daffydill in the Orient.) 

At a meeting of the Junior Class April 10, the 
Ivy assessment was placed at $8. Any surplus is 
to apply to the deficit in the account of the Junior 

Dean Sills, and Professors Nixon and Wood- 
ruff attended the meeting of the New England 
Classical Association at New Haven, last Friday 
and Saturday. 

The Pastime is building an addition to the rear 
of the building in order to accommodate a larger 
stage. Vaudeville will be presented at that thea- 
tre in a few weeks. 

The student who woke the College out of sound 
slumber by ringing the chapel bell at 3 A. M. the 
morning after the Rhode Island State game is 
still at large and has not been detected. 

A meeting of the High School principals of 
Maine will be held in Augusta High School, Fri- 
day, April 19, to consider adoption of uniform 
eligibility requirements. This is a commendable 
movement and should have good results. 

''Beautiful, Busy Brunswick" was the heading 
of an elaborate, special edition of the Portland 
P/ess of April 6. Views of the College were re- 
produced and articles pertaining to its history 
hits, Skolfield 2. Wild pitches — Meyers, Dodge, 
and life were included. 

The Senior class of Brunswick High School 
will present in the Town Hall on Friday evening, 
April 19, the farcical comedy entitled "The Pri- 
vate Secretary." The play will be followed by a 
dance with music by the High School Orchestra. 
Seats will be on sale at Chandler's this evening. 


Wed., April 17. — Trials for Intercollegiate Ora- 
torical League. 

Thurs., 18. — Theta Delta Chi House Party. 

Kappa Sigma Joint Banquet with Maine 

Chapter at Waterville. 
Trials for Freshman and Sophomore Debat- 
ing Teams. 

Fri., 19. — Recess, Patriots' Day. 

Bowdoin vs. Maine Centrals at Portland. 
Alpha Delta Phi at Riverton Park, Portland. 

Sat., 20. — Joint Banquet of Bowdoin and Colby 
Chapters of Delta Upsilon at Augusta. 
Bowdoin vs. Exeter at Exeter. 

Tues., 23. — Bowdoin vs. St. Anselm's at Manches- 
ter, N. H. 

Wed., 24. — Bowdoin vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 

Thurs., 25. — Bowdoin vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 

Fri., 26. — Bowdoin vs. Middlebury at Middlebury. 
Meeting of the Chemical Club. 

Sat., 27. — Bowdoin vs. U. of Vermont at Bur- 

Wed., May 1. — Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford. 

Thurs., 2. — Bowdoin vs. Harvard at Cambridge. 
Annual Contest of Intercollegiate Oratorical 

Annual Spring Rally. 

Fri., 3. — Kappa Sigma House Party. 
Beta Theta Pi House Party. 

Sat., 4. — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Brunswick. 

Thurs., 9. — Meeting of the Deutscher Verein at 
Prof. Files. 

Fri., 10. — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Brunswick. 

Sat., 11. — Maine Intercollegiate Track Meet at 

Mon., 13. — Commencement Essays and Prize 
Story due. 

Wed., 15. — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 

Fri., 17. — Delta Upsilon House Party. 

New England Track Meet at Springfield. 

Sntercollcgiate Bow 

With the opening of the college baseball season 
there is being published considerable comment 
and criticism of the national game as it is played 
in college. Capt. Palmer E. Pierce, U.S.A., 
President of the National Collegiate Athletic As- 
sociation, came out recently in a speech at the U. 
of Kansas deploring professionalism in college 



baseball, and saying that although summer base- 
ball is all right for college men it should debar 
him from amateur baseball. Dean Briggs has 
this to say about the situation: "If it is the duty 
of patriotic students to make all the noise they 
can while the visiting pitcher is facing their rep- 
resentatives ; if it is the duty of the catcher to 
steady the pitcher by remarks that unsteady the 
batsmen ; if baseball must deteriorate into vocal 
competition on the part of the players or into 
efforts to rattle the opponents, the sooner we 
have done with the game the better." 

After a space of six months in which no col- 
lege paper has been published at Tufts, a news 
journal is now to be issued weekly by the junior 

By a majority of 500 votes the men of Leland 
Stanford University recently voted to adopt a 
system of self-government. The system of rep- 
resentation is based somewhat upon that of the 
congressional districts in the United States and is 
centralized finally in a committee of five. 

The Glee Club of the University of Washing- 
ton has as its chief tenor soloist, William Lai, a 
Chinese student. The Oriental soloist is creating 
a sensation on the club's trips. 

The Colby baseball schedule follows : 

April 19 — U. of Maine at Waterville. 

April 24 — Mass. Agricultural College at Am- 

April 25 — Boston College at Boston. 

April 26 — Holy Cross at Worcester. 

April 27 — Harvard at Cambridge. 

May 1 — U. of Maine at Orono. 

May 4 — Bowdoin at Brunswick. 

May 8 — Maine Central at Waterville. 

May 16 — Boston College at Waterville. 

May 22 — Bowdoin at Waterville. 

May 23— U. of Maine at Waterville. 

May 30 — Maine Central at Portland (two 

June 1 — Bates at Lewiston. 

June 8 — Bates at Waterville. 

June 24 — Coombs Day Game. 

At this last occasion the "Mighty Jack" will 
appear with his college team mates of the cham- 
pion '06 team. 

An order has been issued at Yale requiring all 
undergraduates after next year to room on the 

Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Univer- 
sity of Virginia and Williams will enter contes- 
tants in the Intercollegiate Balloon Race to be 
held about July 1. 

A Student Council will probably be formed at 
Colby as a result c c the efforts of the Senior 

Campaign in t&e Colleges 

In response to a call to announce where it 
stands in the matter of national politics, The Re- 
serve Weekly of Western Reserve University has 
come out with the following "progressive" plat- 

Public Ownership — College to own, maintain, 
and operate the theaters of Cleveland at cost. 

Initiative, Referendum, and Recall — Applied to 
all faculty members under rank of full professor- 

Labor Reform — No recitation before 9 A. M. ; 
appointment of commission to investigate evils of 
afternoon "labs." 

Publicity — All faculty meetings to be open to 
the general public. 

Anti-Privilege — Extension of chapel attendance 
rule to apply to faculty. 

Universal Suffrage — Nuff sed. 

Popular Election — Of all college monitors. 

Tariff Revision — Reducing tariff on such neces- 
sities as "E's" and "G's", and a 50 per cent, re- 
duction in the charge of make-up exams. 

As a result of a straw ballot which was taken 
among the members of the faculty and the under- 
graduates at Wesleyan University, Taft tri- 
umphed over Roosevelt, 134 to 91. Governor Wil- 
son, who was at one time a professor at Wes- 
leyan, was the leading Democratic candidate, 
having 38 first choice and 60 second choice votes, 
thus securing third place. Jack Johnson received 
one vote. 

"Must Republicans and Democrats at Williams 
give first place to the Socialists?" asks the Wil- 
liams Record editorially in an appeal to the un- 
dergraduates to form other political clubs. 

A Mock Convention is to be held at St. Law- 
rence University soon. There will be street pa- 
rades by the so-called delegates; platforms for 
each party, including the Suffragists; and nomi- 
nating speeches for the various candidates. 

In a recent debate against the Freshmen, the 
Amherst Sophomores proved to the satisfaction 
of the judges that Taft would win. The question 
— Resolved : That it would be for the best interest 
of the country to re-elect William H. Taft Pres- 
ident of the United States. The Sophs proved 
that Roosevelt, LaFollette, and the Democrats 
didn't have a show. 

Senator LaFoUette was chosen as the presiden- 
tial nominee of the Republican party on the 
fourth ballot of a class in Political Science at 
Western Reserve University. The first three 
ballots showed Roosevelt in the lead, with Taft 
and LaFollette practically tied. On the fourth 
ballot the supporters of the President went over 
to LaFollette. 

1 6 


alumni Department 

'52. — The library received this week an elegant- 
ly bound memorial of Dr. E. A. Thompson. This 
memorial was the gift of Mr. Frank E. Guernsey 
of Dover, Me. 

'56.— Dr. Edwin P. Parker, D.D., has severed 
his connection with the South Congregational 
Church of Hartford, Conn., after being its pas- 
tor for fifty-two years. On March 31st he de- 
livered his valedictory sermon at that church, the 
occasion being most impressive. Dr. Parker has 
been most successful in this church and it was 
with great regret that it had to give him up. An 
especial mark of honor for this loyal Son of Bow- 
doin was a letter from the Center Church of that 
place in which it expressed its appreciation of Dr. 
Parker's work and its sympathy with the South 
Church at its loss. 

>6 9 _Dr. Albert Woodside of Rockland died on 
Saturday afternoon, April 6th. Dr. Woodside 
was born in Wales, Androscoggin County, July 
12, 1847, a son of Calvin and Emily (Whittum) 
Woodside. He fitted for college at Edward Lit- 
tle High School in Auburn and graduated from 
Bowdoin in 1869. He then went to Illinois where 
he taught school for one year. Upon his return 
to Maine he was elected principal of Monmouth 
Academy, which position he filled for one year. 

He studied medicine with Dr. Alonzo Garcelon, 
afterwards Governor of Maine, and with Dr. E. 
H. Hill of Lewiston. Graduating from Bowdoin 
Medical School in 1874, he commenced practice 
at Tenant's Harbor. Here he remained until 
189 1, endearing himself to everybody in that and 
the adjoining towns, and then moved to Rockland 
where he continued his practice in medicine un- 
til the close of last year. He was member of the 
American Academy of Medicine and of the Maine 
Medical Association. He had the reputation of 
being one of the greatest students in his profes- 
sion and his articles in the various medical jour- 
nals attracted widespread attention. 

He served 15 years as supervisor of schools in 
St. George and was subsequently a member of 
the School Board in Rockland. He was a Repub- 
lican and had a deep interest in the welfare of the 
state and country. 

Dr. Woodside was married June 23, 1875, to 
Alice Skolfield Hunt and is survived by his wife 
and two children, Mary A. and Josephine A. 

'82.— The many friends of Dr. Warren O. 
Plimpton of New York City will regret to learn 
of the recent failure of his health, so serious as to 
cause the temporary abandonment of his exten- 
sive practice. 

'91. — Once again a Bowdoin man has stepped 
into the gap and provided a booklet which will 
be most useful to all people interested in the 
present political situation. We refer to the ex- 
planation of our new election laws prepared by 
Lewis A. Burleigh of Augusta. The work is en- 
titled "An Analysis and Interpretation of the 
Primary Election Law, Corrupt Practices Act, 
and Federal Election Law." It is most compre- 
hensive and up-to-date as it also includes a copy 
of the new Ballot Law passed on March 23rd. 
The work shows a very careful analysis of the 
situation and will prove of interest to all Bowdoin 
undergraduates or alumni who are interested in 
the political matters of our state and country. 

'07. — This Class is making arrangements for a 
large attendance at the next Commencement 
which will be that of its first reunion. 

'03. — Mr. Scott Clement Ward Simpson of 
Portland and Miss Florence Alice Williams of 
Maiden, Mass., were married, Tuesday, March 26, 
at the home of the bride's parents. Richard E. 
Simpson '14, the brother of the groom, was the 
best man and Alfred M. G Soule ''03 of Wool- 
wich, Conn., and Paul H. Powers '08 of Houlton 
were among the ushers. Mr. Simpson is secre- 
tary of the Benjamin H. Sanborn Publishing Co. 
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NO. 3 


Exeter defeated Bowdoin last Saturday after- 
noon at Exeter, by a score of g to 5. For four in- 
nings the game was close, but in the fifth a bunch- 
ing of hits netted the New Hampshire team four 
runs, a lead which the White was unable to over- 
come. Aside from this inning the game was closer 
than the score indicates. Lack of teamwork was 
noticeable in the play of the collegians. Several 
errors of omission, together with poor coaching 
on the bases were mainly responsible for the de- 
feat. Woodcock worked in his first game of the 
season and was rather wild. The one redeeming 
feature of Bowdoin's play was the work of Capt. 
Means at the bat. Lee began his active batting- 
career with the Bates games last season and is 
now proving to everyone those long drives were 
not accidents. Out of four times at bat he regis- 
tered a single, a double, a triple, and a base on 
balls. Skolfield at short field pulled off the field- 
ing feature of the game when he captured a siz- 
zling liner from Fripp's bat. 


ab r bh po a e 

Dole, 2b 5 o o 4 1 

Skolfield, ss 4 1 1 2 2 o 

Russell, If 5 o 2 o o o 

Brooks, c 5 1 1 10 1 1 

Means, rf 4 2 3 1 o o 

Tilton, 3b 5 o 1 1 1 

Keegan, ib 4 o 6 o o 

Allen, cf 3 o 1 o o 

Woodcock, p 2 o 1 1 o 

fLaCasce 1 1 1 o o o 

^Cooley 1 o o o o 

Totals 39 5 10 24 6 2 

fBatted for Allen in ninth. 

^Batted for Woodcock in ninth. 


ab r bh po a e 

Vaughn, rf 3 2 1 o o 

Fox, 2b 5 o o 2 3 o 

Fripp, cf 4 1 1 1 o 1 

Neal, ib 5 o 3 10 o 2 

Dickerman, ss . . . . 4 I I 2 2 o 

Donovan, c 3 2 o 7 1 o 

Perkins, If 3 1 2 2 o o 

Madden, 3b 4 1 2 2 1 o 

Gilman, p 1 1 o o 1 o 

Cummins, p 2 1 o 3 o 

Totals 34 9 11 *26 11 3 

*Russell out for interference. 

Innings: 123456789 

Exeter 00214101 x — 9 

Bowdoin 00020100 2 — 5 

Stolen bases, Vaughn 2, Fripp 2, Dickerman 2, 
Gilman, Skolfield 2, Brooks, Means 2. Base on 
balls, by Gilman 2, by Cummings, by Woodcock 
6. Struck out, by Gilman 5, by Cummings, by 
Woodcock 6. Sacrifice hit, Gilman. Hit by 
pitched ball, Gilman. Passed ball, Brooks. Time, 
2h. Umpire, J. E. Ryan. 

The team left yesterday on the New Hamp- 
shire-Vermont trip where they play a series of 
five games. The line-up will probably be the 
same as last Saturday's game unless Weatherill 
and O'Neil will be in shape to make the trip. If 
they go, Tilton will go to the outfield and O'Neil 
will cover third; Weatherill will play second in 
place of Dole. These two regulars have been laid 
up lately, Bob with a bad shoulder and Joe with a 
game knee. Means, Dodge and Woodcock will 
do the pitching on the trip. 


The results of the second Saturday handicap 
meet held on Whittier Field, April 20, are as fol- 
lows : 

100-yard dash — Won by Walker '13; second, 
McKenney '12; third, Roberts '15. 

440-yard dash — Won by Haskell '13; second, 
Gray '12; third, Payson '14. 

One-mile run — Won by Hall '13; second, 
Emery '13. 

120-yard hurdles — Won by Houghton '15, sec- 
ond, C. Brown '14; third, Jones '13. 

880-yard run — Won by Marr '14; second, Wil- 
son '12; third, McWilliams '15. 

Running broad jump — Won by Smith '15; sec- 
ond, Walker '13; third, C. Brown '14. 

220-yard dash — Won by Walker '13; second, 
Hindi '12; third, Roberts '15. 

Two-mile run — Won by Hall '13; second, 
Bacon '15. 

220-yard hurdles — Won by Houghton '15; sec- 
ond, Jones '13 ; third, A. L. Pratt '14. 

High jump — Won by Mifflin '12; second, Smith 
'15; third, Marsh '12. 

Pole vault — Won by McKenney '12; second,. 
Smith '15; third, Page '12. 

Hammer throw — Won by A. Lewis '15 ; sec- 
ond, Simpson '12; third, Wood '13. 



Discus throw — Won by Kennedy '13; second, 
Parkhurst '13 ; third, Austin '15. 
There was no shot put. 


The joint committee of non-fraternity men and 
Faculty, consisting of Professor Nixon and Mr. 
Wilder of the Faculty and Bryant, Hubbard and 
Andrews of the non-fraternity men, recommend- 
ed to the Faculty at its meeting on Monday, 
April 15, a rough outline of a plan of organization 
to be put in effect among the non-fraternity men. 
This plan provides for a house in which some of 
the men shall have their rooms and at which all 
who become members of the society shall board. 
Four dollars per week is the rate to be charged 
for board, and a steward elected by the club from 
candidates nominated by the Faculty shall have 
charge of this eating club. An annual fee of ten 
dollars is to be paid by all members of the society. 
It is expected that the income from this fee and 
the money obtained from the rental of rooms to- 
gether with whatever profit can be made by the 
eating club will suffice to pay the rental to the 
college, expenses of operation, and the interest on 
the money which the college advances for furni- 
ture. A house committee of three is to be ap- 
pointed to have general supervision of matters 
pertaining to the club and together with a faculty 
committee is to make all arrangements with the 
college. The signatures of twenty men from the 
three lower classes, who are willing to co-operate 
to form such a society, were secured and turned 
over to the Faculty. 

President Hyde has announced that in response 
to this request the Finance Committee has of- 
fered, and the Faculty has accepted, one of the 
college houses to be used for a society house. All 
the non-fraternity men in college will be invited 
to join this society; but membership in it will not 
prevent a man from joining a fraternity. 

The Trustees and Overseers will be asked to 
furnish this house and rent it to the society on 
such terms as will place an attractive home with- 
in the reach of every student in the college 
whether he be rich or poor, and give to those who 
do not for any reason join any fraternity the 
same advantages that the chapter houses do to 
those who do join the fraternities. 


Trials for the Freshman-Sophomore debate 
were held in Memorial Hall last Thursday after- 
noon. From the nine Freshmen competing the 
following team was chosen : G. W. Bacon, F. P. 

McKenney, R. P. Coffin, and as alternate, J. Ru- 
bin. Owing to the small number of Sophomores 
competing Thursday, additional trials were held 
Saturday afternoon. The following team was 
chosen from the seven contestants : A. E. Gray, 
E. H. Snow, J. Schwey, and R. E. Bodurtha, al- 
ternate. The final debate will be held May 14, in 
Hubbard Hall. 


As the tennis season is approaching and the 
courts will soon be in shape, the tennis manage- 
ment wishes to make the following announce- 
ment : 

The College Annual Spring Tournament will 
take place as soon as the courts are ready. Cups 
will be awarded to the winner and runner-up. In 
addition to this, in order to make the competition 
more keen among the "unheralded and unsung" 
players there will be a consolation tournament for 
those defeated in the first two rounds and winner 
and runner-up will also receive cups. The tour- 
nament is for a two-fold purpose : First, to get a 
line on team material, and second, to afford a 
chance for the average player to receive recogni- 
tion, and in this way encourage the sport as one 
for the whole student body rather than for the 
sake of developing a team of four experts. As 
cups are to be awarded an entrance fee of twenty- 
five cents per man will be charged. Men plan- 
ning to enter the tournament are urged to submit 
their names to Manager Cummings as soon as 

The tennis schedule follows : 

Maine Intercollegiate Tournament at Orono, 
May 23, 24, 25. 

New Eng. Int. Tournament at Longwood, May 
27, 28, 29. 

Portland Country Club Tournament at Port- 
land, May 30. 

Bowdoin Intercollegiate Tournament at Bruns- 
wick, May 31. 


Eta Charge of Theta Delta Chi held its annual 
house party and reception at the chapter house 
on the afternoon and evening of April 18. The 
reception was held from three to five o'clock. In 
the receiving line were Mrs. William H. Lunt, 
Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Frank B. Wood- 
ruff, all of Brunswick, and Mrs. Herbert E. Cole 
of Bath. The fraternity delegates were: C. O. 
Bailey '12, Alpha Delta Phi; L. Pratt '12, Psi Up- 
silon ; B. D. Holt '13, Delta Kappa Epsilon ; W. A. 
MacCormick '12, Delta Upsilon; C. O. Warren 



'12, Kappa Sigma; L. T. Brown '14, Beta Theta 

In the evening the ladies who were in the re- 
ceiving line in the reception were the patronesses. 

Among the young ladies present were : Miss 
Priscilla Stephenson of Pasadena, Cal., Miss 
Edith Kilbourne of Philadelphia, Pa., Miss Vir- 
ginia Fessenden of Hoboken, N. J., Miss Jean- 
nette Kimberley of Montreal, P. Q., Miss Esther 
Barnhurst of North Adams, Mass., Miss Mar- 
guerite Lynam of Somerville, Mass., Misses El- 
zada Drummond, Marian Elwell, Olivia Bagley, 
Elizabeth Wyer, Alice Foster, Evelyn Edwards, 
Mildred Schonland, Elizabeth Conneen, Helen 
Leavitt, all of Portland, Miss Carolyn Jordan of 
Westbrook, Miss Avis Thompson of Presque Isle, 
Miss Melissa Robinson of Dover, N. H., Misses 
Gertrude Dillon, Katherine Torrey, Millicent 
Clifford, Louise Harriman, Elizabeth Harriman, 
Elizabeth Houghton, and Margaret Goodman of 
Bath, Miss Mabel Norton of Falmouth, and Miss 
Lillian Fogg of Freeport. 

The committee was composed of Philip P. Cole 
'12 of Bath, Stanley F. Dole '13 of Portland, Neil 
A. Fogg '13 of Freeport, Clifford E. Russell '14 of 
Portland, and Gordon D. Richardson '15 of Read- 
ing, Mass. 

The members of the active chapter also had the 
pleasure of entertaining the following alumni and 
former members: Sumner Edwards '10, Leon H. 
Smith '10, Stephen Perry, Jr., '12, Charles C. Ab- 
bott '12, George W. Howe '11, Harold D. Archer 
'13, and Briton O. Smith '12. 

Lovell's Orchestra furnished the music; Given 
was the caterer. 

doin '10; and Mr. Howe. 

The committee, whose efforts made this one of 
the most pleasurable of the joint banquets held by 
the two chapters, consisted of J. A. Norton '13, 
H. D. Gilbert '13, and K. A. Robinson '14 from 
the Bowdoin Chapter, and O. E. Lowell '12, I. C. 
Cleaveland '13, and J. Wells '14 from the Colby 


A joint banquet of the Colby and Bowdoin 
Chapters of Delta Upsilon was held Saturday 
evening at the Augusta House in Augusta. About 
thirty-five members of the Bowdoin Chapter and 
thirty of the Colby Chapter were present, as well 
as a large number of alumni of both colleges. 

Music was furnished by the Delta Upsilon Or- 
chestra and Quartette, and by G. A. Tibbetts, 
Bowdoin '12. The fraternity songs and songs of 
both colleges were sung by those present. 

The toastmaster was W. E. Jones, Colby '12 
and the guest of honor was Sheldon J. Howe, 
Brown '08, traveling secretary of the fraternity. 
The speakers were : Paul H. Douglas, Bowdoin 
'13; Prof. Alfred W. Anthony, Brown; Emory O. 
Beane, Bowdoin '04; Seward J. Marsh, Bowdoin 
'12; Ray C. Carter, Colby '11, who read a poem 
written for the occasion; Farnsworth G. Mar- 
shall, Bowdoin '98; Alfred W. Wandtke, Bow- 

The Alpha Delta Phi Alumni Association held 

its third annual banquet Monday evening, April 
15, in the State of Maine room of the Falmouth 
Hotel, Portland. The guests of honor were those 
who have been for fifty years or more members 
of the fraternity. 

The banquet room was decorated with green 
and white streamers which formed a canopy over 
the tables, the latter were decorated with potted 
lilies-of-the-valley, the fraternity emblem. 

Rt. Rev. Robert Codman acted as toastmaster 
and speeches were made by Dr. Spaulding, Dr. 
Thompson, Dr. M. P. Cram, George C. Purington, 
Edward L. Morss '12, and H. C. Chapman '12. 
The undergraduates of the Bowdoin chapter 
were guests of the association. 

The Fourth Annual Banquet of the Bowdoin 
chapter of Alpha Delta Phi was held at the River- 
ton Casino last Friday evening. After the ban- 
quet C. O. Bailey '12, acting as toastmaster, 
called on H. C. Chapman '12, C. R. Bull '13, E. S. 
Thompson '14, and P. S. Smith '15 for toasts. 


Patriots' Day was observed by the members of 
Gamma Gamma Chapter of the Phi Chi Medical 
Fraternity with a smoker at the Congress Square 
Hotel in Portland, which was followed by a 

Drs. Henry Brock, W. E. Tobie, E. W. Geh- 
ring, F .N. Whittier, M. P. Cram, H. A. Pingree, 
and W. D. Williamson were special guests of the 

The exercises consisted of a paper on the 
"Fountain of Eternal Youth" by Dr. Brock and 
"Experimental Medicine" by Dr. Gehring, and 
informal talks by the other M. D.s present. The 
talks were interspersed with orchestral selections 
and vocal numbers by H. D. Ross. 

W. J. Hammond, president of the Chapter, gave 
an interesting report of the doings of the national 
convention at Indianapolis in February, which 
he attended. About forty members of the active 
chapter and alumni were present. 



Published eveky Tuesday of the Collegiate Year 

by the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, 
Robert D. Leigh, 1914, 
Fred D. Wish, Jr , 1913, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 


W. R. Spinney, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

L. E. Jones, 1913 R E. Simpson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 
H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

E. Sylvesiek, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni, and faculty. No anonymous contributions can be 
accepted. All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, JS2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
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Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. 

APRIL 23, 1912 

No. 3 

With the track meet on Whit- 
Fight, Fight, Fight! tier Field looming up only 
two weeks from next Satur- 
day, that cheer should be redoubled and it should 
be put into practice with the last bit of strength 
the college has. Coach Marsh is pleased that the 
track squad is large. But he wishes to see 
every man come out every day. To bring out the 
full value of the practice meets, there must be the 
keenest kind of competition. The only way to 
secure that kind of competition is for every man 
on the squad to work six days a week. Let the 
men who are not on the squad be on the field in a 
body at practice hours every day and especially 
at all the practice meets, for their presence is a 
mighty force in putting the spirit into the team. 
Fight, then, every man, and remember that Bow- 
doin has never lost a track meet on VVhittier 

province of the Quill. But is it thought that the 
Orient may best give its readers the news of the 
college world by means of two separate depart- 
ments : the Intercollegiate Notes and The Library 
Table. The former aims to present the happen- 
ings in many colleges by means of brief notes. 
The new department will not be concerned with 
questions solely of literary merit, and will thus 
not parallel the exchange department of the 
Quill. It will, however, attempt by means of 
longer articles of comment to bring before Bow- 
doin men such problems in college administration 
and collesre life as will be of interest. 

In this number there appears 
The Library Table the first article in a new de- 
partment, The Library Table, 
which is to be in charge of Kenneth A. Robinson, 
1914. The Board feels that some explanation is 
necessary upon establishing a department which 
may seem at first glance to encroach upon the 

The appalling calamity which 
Richard Frazer White befell thirteen hundred pas- 
sengers on the largest ocean 
liner in the world last week was brought home to 
Bowdoin students with terrible reality from the 
circumstance that a Bowdoin undergraduate was 
numbered among the lost. Richard Frazer White, 
or "Dick," as he was known on the campus, was 
in every sense a true Bowdoin man, and his 
death will be mourned by the entire college com- 
munity. During his three and a half years' 
course, he proved his ability by winning election 
to Phi Beta Kappa at the close of his Junior year 
and by his membership on the editorial board of 
the Quill, also secured in his Junior year. He 
was a member of the Sophomore Squad. By rea- 
son of his brilliant and conscientious work, he 
was enabled to complete the courses required for 
graduation at the close of the first semester in 
February, and through the half year's vacation 
brought about by the completion of these courses, 
he was led to enter upon the fateful voyage of the 
Titanic. The Orient joins the whole community 
in lamenting the early death of a brilliant stu- 
dent, a popular and loyal undergraduate, and a 
true son of Bowdoin. 


To the Editor of the Orient : 

The Bowdoin Musical Clubs have just closed 
one of the most successful seasons in their his- 
tory: — the Clubs have been well above the aver- 
age of college musical organizations, they have 
been composed of men who have been a credit to 
Bowdoin, and through the efforts of the manager 
they have finished the season free from debt and 
with a credit balance for next year. The mem- 
bers of the Clubs surely have a right to be proud 
of this record. 

But it is not the purpose of this letter to praise 
the Clubs in the season just past, but to call at- 
tention to the prospects for another year. By 
graduation this June the organization will be hard 


hit. The Glee Club will lose eight of its eighteen 
members. On the Mandolin Club there will be 
left at least five vacancies. And, of even greater 
importance, the Clubs will lose their reader and 
cornet soloist. That it will be hard to fill the 
places thus made vacant it is needless to empha- 
size. They can be filled and filled well only 
through hard work by new men. 

The fact that the Clubs were successful finan- 
cially this year has encouraged the hope that an- 
other year perhaps a longer trip may be taken 
during the Christmas or Easter vacation. While 
such a trip. is at present only projected, there is a 
reasonable chance that it may materialize. But 
before it is even seriously thought of, one thing 
must be assured, — namely, that the Bowdoin 
Clubs next year are as good as and even better 
than those this season. It is useless to talk of 
trips without strong organizations to back them. 

It has already been shown that there is a good 
chance for — or rather, a great need of — new ma- 
terial and new men for the clubs next winter. 
The members of the organization this season 
unite in urging every student who has the least 
ability in musical lines or as a reader to begin now 
to work with this idea in view, — to make the sea- 
son of 1913 an even greater success than the one 
just past. 

Very truly yours, 

Manager 1913 Musical Clubs. 


A Letter to the Undergraduates 
At every mass meeting and rally ,we hear a 
great deal said about Bowdoin spirit. We pride 
ourselves on our college spirit, think of it as 
something peculiarly our own, and seem to think 
that it is all-sufficient, that the mere possession of 
it will bring any victory that we wish. Possibly 
this has been so in the past, but is it a fact today? 
Let us examine the track situation. Since the 
outdoor season opened, exactly 65 men have re- 
ported for practice. This is a good showing as 
far as it goes, 65 men training each day would 
give us a track team of which to be proud, if not 
this year, at least in another year. But examine 
the situation more closely. Of these men who 
have reported, 21 have not been out over three 
times, and at least 10 others have not been out 
over six times. Bowdoin Spirit? Of the remain- 
ing 34 men, but 1 1 have been out every day since 
the term commenced. Bowdoin Spirit? Further- 
more, out of the total 65, but 33 are underclass- 
men. Bowdoin Spirit? To raise Bowdoin's ath- 

letic standard, it is imperative that the under- 
classmen come out and receive the training that 
will enable them to take the places of the men 
who graduate. We make our athletes, for the 
most part, and it is a slow process. Every under- 
classman who is not a candidate for some other 
athletic team, or a managership should be out on 
the track every day and fit himself for the work 
of the years to come. 

We have a new coach this year, who has had 
wide experience in all athletic events. He was 
carefully selected as the one man who could best 
develop our green men. We did not expect a vic- 
tory perhaps, this year, with but a half dozen 
points back in college, but we did expect that he 
would develop men for next year. Can he do it 
with but ten men appearing regularly for practice 
to receive the benefit of his knowledge? Again, 
there seems to be a feeling among some men in 
college that they can advise our runners better 
than the coach. In the case of one or two men, 
this advice, well meant no doubt, has had more 
weight than that of the coach and has practically 
nullified his work. Bowdoin Spirit? Keep away, 
fellows, and let the coach earn his money. He 
knows what is best and it is the duty of every 
man on the squad to obey him implicitly. 

It is our plan to have weekly handicap meets. 
To develop our green men, this competition is a 
necessity. These meets have been well advertised 
and every man knew they were to take place. At 
the first meet but 38 of the squad reported and at 
the second, but 42. Boivdoin Spirit? These 
meets are held for a purpose and more men should 
be out to compete. 

Among the members of the squad, however, 
there are some men who are trying to do what 
they can for the college. They work hard and 
faithfully and, though inexperienced and unde- 
veloped, are following orders and set a praise- 
worthy example to other men who let selfish in- 
terests turn them from the interests of the col- 
lege. Forgetting this work and gameness, many 
of the spectators stand by and ridicule them be- 
cause they do not show finished form. Bowdoin 
Spirit? A fine thing for men who are too 
wrapped up in themselves to help the college, to 
make sport of the few underclassmen who are 
really trying to do something for the college, and 
who in a few years will be hailed as our best ath- 

This is not an attack on the spirit shown by our 
football team last fall, that was true spirit, but 
such exhibitions come only in flashes. In the 
spirit that requires hard monotonous work with 
no apparent result, in the little things that sum up 


to the larger things, we are lacking. Let us bring 
back the old Bowdoin Spirit, it must have existed, 
or we would not have the tradition. Get out on 
the track every day. It is hard work, but it's 
worth some sacrifice to represent Bowdoin. Obey 
the coach's orders and believe that he knows best. 
Encourage the men who are working, do not ridi- 
cule them in the slow process of perfecting form. 
Then we will have the true Bowdoin Spirit, a 
spirit that is worth while, that is permanent, not 
a flash in the pan, and we will take our proper 
position in the track world, the position which the 
memory of Harry Cloudman, Irving Nutter, Sum- 
ner Edwards, Harry Atwood, and Henry Colbath 
bids us take. 


Captain Track Team. 

At Sunday Chapel, April 21, President Hyde 
spoke of the recent Titanic disaster. He said that 
he should not refer to the College's share in the 
great tragedy since the grief of those nearer to 
the lost ones was so much greater, but would 
dwell upon the great lessons to all the world 
which might be drawn from it. He said in part : 
"It sometimes seems far-fetched to speak of it as 
a chastisement, but this is a chastisement for sin, 
not for the sin of the passengers or crew nor even 
of the managers or directors, but for the sin of 
the whole American people and the world, so far 
as it shares the attitude of the American people. 
It is the sin of caring more for luxury than safe- 
ty, of the incidents of life rather than life itself." 
He then dwelt on the hopeful aspect of the trag- 
edy, of the nobleness displayed by men, and 
women alike, saying that this also was common in 
our everyday life and the tragedy only a small ex- 
hibition of the sacrifices of mothers and young 
men. "There are deep, heroic, transcendent vir- 
tues on land as well as on sea." The President 
closed by reading a poem by Theodore Williams, 
which expressed very beautifully, honor and 
prayer for the dying brave, pity and hope for 
those bereaved of friends. 

Cfie ili&rarp Cafile 

Stover at Yale by Owen Johnson. (Current Se- 
rial in McClure's Magazine.) 
Stover at Yale is a serial story by Owen John- 
son, the writer of The Eternal Boy, which is far 
and away the best story of American schoolboy 
life ever written. The Eternal Boy and its vari- 
ous sequels have done much to immortalize Law- 
renceville — quite as much in their own particular 

way as Mr. Hughes's book has done for Rugby. 
Consequently, considerable interest was aroused 
by the announcement that Mr. Johnson had writ- 
ten a very big story of American college life. Un- 
fortunately, however, Stover at Yale proves to be 
by no means a "big story," and lately it has be- 
come no story at all, but simply a rather tiresome 
attack on present conditions at Yale — an attack 
which those who know Yale life intimately say is 
entirely prejudiced and unfair. Stover at Yale is 
a protest — very frankly a protest — and as such 
was conceived and advertised, only— it has be- 
come all protest and no story. It opens well, al- 
though tamely, with considerable commonplace 
advice to Freshmen, races through a year or two 
of football games that Yale does NOT win and 
some that she does win, brings in Tap Day, to- 
gether with an immensely popular football cap- 
tain who is NOT tapped, introduces a girl wise 
beyond her years, and straightway becomes trans- 
formed into a treatise on sociology as applied to 
the undergraduate community. The story does 
not remain long in one's mind, it leaves a curious 
sense of confusion — due partly, no doubt, but by 
no means entirely, to its publication in serial form 
— and, in short, exasperates until one feels like 
wading in with a club and straightening things 
out. Furthermore, it presents Yale in rather a 
bad light — a dangerous thing to do when the 
foundation of such a presentation is uncertain. 
The characters, too, are not appealing; "Regan" 
is not drawn strongly enough to arouse any very 
deep sympathy in the average reader, and those 
who know Mr. Johnson's previous books have be- 
come familiar with so many degenerations and 
regenerations of "Dink Stover," that before long 
they surely must abandon all hope for that unfor- 
tunate victim of environment. The thing that 
Stover at Yale does do for the student who reads 
it is to cause him to ask himself once again the 
eternal question "are secret societies fair?" and 
the manner in which Mr. Johnson attacks secret 
societies at Yale makes one favor rather than op- 
pose them. 


The second annual joint banquet of Psi Chap- 
ter of Maine, and Alpha Rho Chapter of Bowdoin 
of Kappa Sigma was held Thursday evening, 
April 18, at the Elmwood Hotel, Waterville. 
Nearly every active member from each chapter 
was present, together with a number of alumni 
from both Psi and Alpha Rho. Between the 
courses, the entertainment was made lively by the 
singing of fraternity songs. 



After the banquet, many effective speeches 
were made, setting forth the progress of each 
chapter and the aims of the fraternity as a whole. 
J. Everett Hicks, Bowdoin '97, G. M. of the First 
District of the fraternity, acted as toastmaster. 
Among the other speakers of the evening were 
Mr. Foster, Maine '03, of Oakland, C. W. Wes- 
cott, Maine '12, B. C. Rodick, Bowdoin '12, O. B. 
Higgins, Maine '12, W. R. Spinney, Bowdoin '13, 
H. L. Crosby, Maine '12, E. L. Russell, Bowdoin 
'12, and R. K. Hagar, Bowdoin '13. 

The committee for the banquet was: R. K. 
Hagar '13, E. L. Russell '12, and E. O. Leigh '12 
of Alpha Rho, and C. W. Wescott '12, O. B. Hig- 
gins '12, and H. L. Crosby '12 of Psi Chapter. 

fl>n t&e Campus 

Everybody's doin it, doin what ? Having a ban- 

Mr. Ralph B. Stone, former instructor in Math- 
ematics, was on the campus last week. 

The following are out for the Orient Board : 
McDonald, Elwell, Talbot, and Kuhn. 

James O. Tarbox '14, was initiated into the 
Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Wednesday, April 17. 

B. C. Rodick '12 is coaching the graduation 
speakers of the Freeport High School, his alma 

The following Freshmen are out for baseball 
assistant manager: Elwell, Mannix, Ricker, Ba- 
con, Perkins, Hall, Hyler. 

Prof. Charles H. Mcllwain, head of the His- 
tory department last year and now at Harvard, 
visited Brunswick last Sunday. 

W. A. MacCormick '12, Fifield '11, A. S. Mer- 
rill '14, P. H. Douglas '13, and J. F. Weintz '15, 
went on another deputation trip last week end, 
this time to Skowhegan. 

Wet grounds and a considerable downpour up- 
set the plans for the baseball game between Bow- 
doin and the Maine Centrals in Portland last Fri- 
day. It is not yet definitely decided whether the 
game will be played at another date. 

The trials for the choice of a speaker to repre- 
sent Bowdoin at the Annual Contest of The New 
England Oratorical League was held Thursday, 
but owing to the absence of one of the contestants 
the decision is reserved until he will be able to try 

The Alpha Delta Phi and Kappa Sigma Fra- 
ternities are having new tennis courts laid out. 
The old Kappa Sigma court was swallowed up 
by the new gymnasium, and the new one will be 
located directly across Harpswell Street from the 
chapter house. 

Mr. Tyson, in charge of the construction of the 
new Gym, requests that students and other spec- 
tators shall not come near to the building when 
the construction work is going on. Mr. Tyson 
feels that now that the walls and the steel beams 
are going up that the danger of an accident is too 
great for any spectators to be allowed in the 

A new trophy for the College will be received 
within a few days, in the form of a silver trophy 
cup to be kept permanently in the trophy room 
and to have the names of the highest point win- 
ners for Bowdoin in the intercollegiate meets en- 
graved upon it. This is the gift of Mrs. Henry A. 
Wing in memory of her husband, Henry A. Wing, 
who was a prominent member of the Bowdoin 
Athletic Council for years, and was a judge at 
many Bowdoin track meets. The inscription on 
the cup will be "Memory of Henry A. Wing, 
1880." Further announcement of the gift will be 
made in a later issue. 

Spalding's Second College Baseball Annual 
has been recently issued and contains, among a 
number of interesting notes of the college game, 
an All-New England college team. Its choice for 
catcher is George F. Wilson, late of Bowdoin, and 
captain-elect of the 1912 team, who is doing the 
backstop work for Toronto in the Eastern League. 
The Annual says this about Squanto in making its 
choice: ''The selection of a catcher is a simple 
problem. In that important position Bowdoin 
was exceptionally strong. Wilson was a fine 
backstop, could throw to bases like a shot, and 
was strong on foul flies. He makes his place on 
the all-college team 'in a walk.' " Bowdoin is not 
represented elsewhere by either picture or sched- 

miti) m jFacultp 

President Hyde will represent the College at 
the inauguration of President Hibben of Prince- 
ton in May. 

The Faculty refused permission for the dual 
meet with Bates on May 4, on the ground that too 
many athletic contests were to occur at that time. 

At the last meeting of the Faculty thirty major 
warnings, and fifty-six minor warnings were given. 
Last year there were sixteen majors and fifty-six 

Prof. Wilmot B. Mitchell will be Bowdoin's 
delegate to the 75th anniversary of the opening 
of Mt. Holyoke College which is to take place in 

At the last Faculty meeting it was voted that 
Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors must regis- 


ter electives for next term before the examination 
period of the present term. 

Professor Hormell gave an address before the 
Sagadahoc Teachers' Association last Friday. 
His subject was "The Methods and Aims of His- 
tory Teaching in Elementary and Secondary 

Bowdoin will be represented by Dr. N. F. Whit- 
tier at the fifteenth International Congress on 
Hygiene and Demography, to be held under the 
auspices of the United States Government in 
Washington, D. C, Sept. 23-28. 

The first news of the "Titanic" disaster was re- 
ceived in Brunswick at nine o'clock Monday eve- 
ning by Prof. Hutchins who intercepted a mes- 
sage at his wireless station in the Science Build- 
ing. This was a number of hours before it was 
known to the newspapers. 

The ladies of the Faculty announce that an ex- 
tra college tea will be held May 7 to which all 
alumni in this vicinity are welcome. The occa- 
sion for this additional afternoon reception is the 
Maine Conference of Congregational churches 
which is to be held in Brunswick on that date and 
the day following. 


Hall of Theta of Delta Kappa Epsilon, 

April 20, 1912. 

In the sinking of the Titanic on April 14, the 

Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon lost 

Brother Richard F. White of the delegation of 


Brother White's literary ability, his position on 
the editorial staff of the Quill, and his excellent 
scholarship made him known throughout the col- 
lege ; his faithful devotion to the fraternity in all 
matters, large and small, made him especially dear 
to us, and make us deeply regret his loss under 
such particularly tragic circumstances. 

To his mother and brother, the Chapter ex- 
tends its heartfelt sympathy in their double loss. 
To us he was a loved and honored brother and we 
mourn his loss with them. 


For the Chapter. 

alumni Department 

'03. — The engagement of Mr. George H. Stover 
ol New York to Miss Edna Morton Nichols of 
Oakwood Heights, Staten Island, has been an- 
nounced. Mr. Stover is a member of the legal 
profession in New York City and is at present 

connected with the New York Municipal Re- 
search Bureau. Miss Nichols is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Granville W. Nichols. 

'06. — Melvin T. Copeland, Ph.D., formerly of 
Brewer and now instructor in Economics at New 
York University, has been awarded the David A. 
Wehs prize in Economics by Harvard University. 
The prize carries an award of $500, and is given 
for the best thesis on some subject on economics. 
The title of Dr. Copeland's thesis is "The Cotton 
Manufacturing Industry of the United States." 
The book will be published in the series of Har- 
vard Economics Studies. Dr. Copeland is the 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Salem D. Copeland of 

'11. — The engagement of Miss Ruth B. Little, 
the youngest daughter of Prof, and Mrs. George 
T. Little, to Mr. Gardner Sanford has been an- 
nounced. The occasion of the announcement was 
a very pleasing party given at the Little home 
last Friday afternoon. Miss Little is one of the 
most talented and popular young ladies of Bruns- 
wick. Mr. Sanford specialized in Chemistry 
while in college and was a member of the Chemi- 
cal Club. He was also interested in baseball, be- 
ing a member of his class teams. He was a mem- 
ber of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. He is at pres- 
ent located in Boston. 



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NO. 4 



The biggest event of the year in the line of 
spirit rousing and good fellowship will take place 
Thursday evening when students, faculty and 
alumni get together for the Big Spring Rally. An 
affair of this kind is very hard to forecast. Our 
up-and-coming Student Council which has the 
love feast in charge is very mysterious when 
questioned as to the speakers and features and we 
are obliged to fall back on past history in telling 
what is likely to occur. We can be pretty certain 
that Track and Baseball will be mentioned, and 
perhaps the Lunt Plan. Then too we are reason- 
ably sure that something classy will be presented 
in the line of a souvenir for the occasion, and 
there will certainly be plenty of cider, smokes and 
other promoters of good fellowship. Aside from 
that we dare not promise. Last year we decided 
to have a new Gym at this affair and there is no 
telling what may be decided this time. We might 
go on promising all kinds of other surprises, but 
it is enough to say that no live student of Bow- 
doin College can afford to throw away this oppor- 
tunity of attending the Big rally of the year. Re- 
member, there are rallies and rallies but only one 
Spring Rally. Admission fifty cents ; music ; 
speeches ; souvenirs ; refreshments ; cheers ; and 
general good time. Everybody out ! 


St. Anselm's defeated Bowdoin last Tuesday, 
26 to 8. A strong wind rendered good playing 
out of the question. St. Anselm's gained a com- 
manding lead in the first three innings by hard 
hitting, and maintained it throughout the game. 

The score : 


ab r h po a e 

Whalen, 2b 4 4 1 2 1 o 

Flannagen, ib....o o o 1 o o 

Harris, lb 5 3 2 8 1 

Croister, 3b o o o o 1 o 

McCarthy, 3b 5 5 4 2 2 

Conners, If o o o o o o 

King, If 4 4 3 o o o 

Donnelly, cf 6 3 3 2 o o 

Fish, c 4 2 2 9 

Holcomb, ss 4 1 1 3 

Linehan, rf 2 1 o o 

Haggerty, rf 2 o 1 o 

Wendler, rf 1 o o o 

Smith, p, rf 3 3 1 o 

Pomerleau, p 2 o 

Totals 42 26 18 27 9 2 


ab r h po a e 

Weatherell, 2b ... 5 o 1 4 1 o 

Skolfield, ss 5 1 3 o 4 2 

Russell, If 4 1 o 1 o o 

Brooks, c 4 1 1 3 1 

Means, rf 5 1 1 

Tilton, 3b 5 2 3 4 4 1 

Joy, ib 2 o o 3 o o 

Keegan, ib 2 o o 6 o 1 

LaCasce, cf 3 1 2 3 3 o 

Allen, cf o o o o o 1 

Hall, p 1 o o o o o 

Eaton, p 1 1 o o o o 

Dodge, p 1 o 1 o o o 

Totals 38 8 12 24 13 5 

Innings :.... 123456789 
St. Anselm's ..48900050 x — 26 

Bowdoin o 7 o o o 1 o — 8 

Two base hits— Whalen, McCarthy, King, Fish, 
Haggerty, Weatherell. Three base hits— McCar- 
thy. Home run— Donnelly. Stolen bases— Mc- 
Carthy, Whalen, Donnelly 2, Holcomb, Smith, 
Skolfield, Keegan. Base on balls— by Smith 4, by 
Hall 4, by Eaton 1, by Dodge 6. Hit by pitched 
ball— Harris, Whalen. Passed balls— Fish 2, 
Brooks 2. Wild pitch— Smith. Time— 2h. 20m! 
Umpire — Finn. 

Bowdoin lost the second game of the trip to 
Dartmouth. 12 to 2, on the Dartmouth Campus. 
The grounds were very muddy and many errors 
resulted. Bowdoin started off well when Bob 
Weatherell, the first man up, smashed a long 
drive to center which was good for four bags'. 
After that the game was all Dartmouth. Bow- 
doin could do little with either of Dartmouth's 




The score : 


ab r h po a e 

Fahey, ss 3 3 l ° ° ° 

Kimball, ss i o o i o o 

Daley, rf 5 3 1 l ° ° 

Hoban, cf 3 3 1 ° ° ° 

Twitchell, cf i o o I o o 

Bennett, ib 5 l 2 3 ° ° 

Cook, ib 2.0 i 2 o o 

Donahue, 2b 3 i i o o o 

Sullivan, 2b 2 o o o I 2 

Gammons, If 4 ° r 2 J ° 

Rollins, 3b S ° 2 ° J 2 

Steen, c i o o 5 1 

Alden, c 3 ° ° I2 ° ° 

Morey, p 1 1 o o o o 

Piatt, p 2 o o o 4 o 

Totals 41 I2 10 27 7 5 


ab r h po a e 

Weatherell, 2b 5 2 2 2 2 2 

Skolfield, ss 5 o o o o 2 

Russell, If 4 o 1 l ° : 

Brooks, c 5 o 8 1 

Means, p 3 o 1 o 7 1 

LaCasce, cf 3 2 o o o 

Tilton, 3b 4 o 1 o 2 

Dole, rf 2 o o o 

Cooley, rf 2 o o 

Joy, ib 3 o 13 o 

Keegan, ib 1 o o o 

Totals 37 2 7 24 12 6 

Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Dartmouth 4 4 4 o o o x — 12 

Bowdoin 1 o o o o o 1 o o — 2 

Three base hit — Bennett. Home run — Weath- 
erell. Base on balls — by Morey 2, by Means 6. 
Struck out — by Morey 12, by Means 8, by Piatt 4. 
Double play — Weatherell to Joy. Hit by pitched 
ball — Fahey 2. Sacrifice hit — LaCasce. Stolen 
bases — Hoban, Donahue. Passed balls — Alden 3. 
Time — 2h. 10m. Umpire — Reed. 


Dartmouth repeated with interest in the second 
game. The Dartmouth aggregation drove out 
eighteen hits for thirty-nine bases and twenty-two 
runs. Bowdoin could gather but six hits off Hal- 


ab r h po a e 

Fahey, ss 6 3 3 o 1 

Daley, rf 6 4 3 1 

Twitchell, cf 1 o I o 

.Hoban, cf 4 2 3 2 1 o 

Bennett, ib 5 2 2 7 1 I 

Donahue, 2b 6 2 3 o 3 o 

Gammons, If 3 4 2 o o o 

Rollins, 3b 6 1 o 1 3 o 

Spillane, c 5 2 2 15 o I 

Hallett, p 4 2 1 o o o 

Totals 46 22 19 27 9 2 


ab r h po a e 
Weatherell, 2b .... 2 1 o 3 2 I 

Skolfield, ss 3 o I 3 2 1 

Russell. If 3 o 1 1 o 

Brooks, c 5 o o 8 2 o 

Means, rf 4 o 1 o o o 

LaCasce, cf 4 o 1 o o 1 

Tilton, 3b 4 o 2 2 3 2 

Joy, ib 3 o o 7 o 

Dodge, p 2 1 o o 1 o 

Eaton, p 1 o o o o 

■f-Cooley 1 o 1 o o 

tDole 1 o o o o o 

Totals 33 2 6 24 11 5 

Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Dartmouth o 1 1 3 12 1 3 I x — 22 

Bowdoin o o 2 o o o — 2 

Two base hits — Fahey 2, Bennett, Daley, Til- 
ton. Three base hits — Spillane 2, Bennett, Skol- 
field. Home runs — Donahue, Gammons, Daley. 
Stolen bases — Hallett, Fahey, Hoban, Daley 2, 
Twitchell, Rollins, Cooley. Base on balls — by 
Hallett 8, by Dodge 9, by Eaton. Struck out — by 
Hallett 13, by Dodge 4, by Eaton 3. Sacrifice 
hits — Fahey, Rollins. Hit by pitched ball — Hal- 
lett. Passed ball — Spillane. Time — 2h. 30m. 
Umpire — Reed. 


In a loose game Friday, Bowdoin and Middle- 
bury played each other to a standstill, 9-9. The 
game was called at the end of 10 innings on ac- 
count of darkness. 


ab r h po a e 

Bundy, lb 3 o o 2 o 2 

Loder, lb 2 o 1 3 1 o 

Vail, p, If 3 2 2 o 1 

Triggs, ss 5 2 3 3 4 1 

Weafer, 3b 5 1 o 2 2 I 

Leonard, cf 5 1 2 o o 1 

Mulcahy, rf 4 1 2 o o o 

Haskins, rf 1 o I o o 

Jones, 2b 5 o o 1 1 

Ellison, If 5 o 2 o 1 

Stillson, If, p 2 o 1 o 1 o 

Williams, c 5 2 3 19 2 o 

Totals 45 9 l6 3« " 8 




ab r h po a e 

Weatherell, 2b 6 1 3 5 2 I 

Skolfield, cf 6 1 1 2 o o 

Russell, If 5 2 o o 

LaCasce, rf 4 o o o o 

Brooks, c 6 2 2 11 1 o 

Means, rf, p 6 2 3 2 I o 

Cooley, ss 5 1 2 3 4 1 

Tilton, 3b 6 2 2 1 2 o 

Joy, ib 5 o 1 6 5 3 

Hall, p 1 o o o o 

Totals 50 9 16 30 15 5 

Innings ...123456789 10 
Bowdoin ....o o 6 o o 3 o o o — 9 
Middlebury . . 1 o 3 1 2 1 o 1 o o — 9 
Two base hits — Leonard, Mulcahy, Vail, 
Means. Home run — Triggs. Stolen bases — Vail, 
Triggs, Jones 2, Tilton, Hall, Brooks. Base on 
balls — by Vail. Struck out — by Vail 11, by Still- 
son 5, by Hall 7, by Means 5. Double play — Coo- 
ley to Weatherell. Hit by pitched ball — Cooley. 
Wild pitches— Vail, Hall. Passed ball— Williams. 
Time — 2I1. 30m. Umpire — Plummer. 

Tilton, 3b 3 o o 1 O 

Joy, ib 3 o o 13 o o 

Totals 28 1 2 24 12 2 

Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Vermont o I I I O x — 3 

Bowdoin 1 o o o o o — 1 

Two base hits — Dutton, Russell. Sacrifice hits 
— Flaherty, Williams, Winkler, Cooley. Stolen 
bases — Williams, Brooks. Base on balls— by 
Winkler, by Means 3. Struck out — by Winkler 
9, by Means 7. Time — ih. 35m. Umpire — 


Brunswick, Me., April 27, 1912. 
William DeWitt Hyde, 

President of Bowdoin College, 
My dear Sir : 

The Selectmen of Brunswick, in behalf of the 

town, thank the students of Bowdoin College for 

their timely and efficient aid in preventing the 

spread of the fire of April 26th. The work of the 

students was noted by citizens generally, also by 

officials of the fire department, and all speak the 

. „„„ „_ highest praise of them. 


~ ' Samuel Knight, Jr. 

In a featureless game, Saturday, Vermont de- Henry C. Upton 

feated Bowdoin, 3-1. Winkler held Bowdoin to Pierre A. Morin 

two hits. Bowdoin's only run came in the first, Selectmen of Brunswick. 

when Skolfield drew a pass, and scored on Rus- 

sell's two-bagger. Vermont's hits were well scat- , . 

, 1 he above letter is self-explanatory. Surely 

T , ' , the College should feel proud to receive this rec- 

ognition. Such things as this show there is some- 
vermont thing more to the Bowdoin man than book learn- 

Dowd ss ^ 2 1 P 2° o in § and love of leisure - Incidentally it might be 

Flahertv If 400000 mentl0ned that members of the Faculty and stu- 

Halstein ib " " S o I 14 o dents worked side bv side in the valuable volun- 

_ ' , , „ teer service rendered. 

Dutton, rf 4 o 1 1 o o 

Mayforth, c 4 I 2 8 1 o 


Fraser, 2b 3 1 1 4 o Lewiston High School defeated Cony High 

Williams, 3b 3 o 2 o 3 o School in the final debate in the Bowdoin Inter- 

Winkler, p 2 o. o 5 scholastic League, last Friday evening in Hub- 

— — — — — — bard Hall. The Lewiston team consisted of A. L. 

Totals 33 3 10 27 13 o Purington, L. E. Pettingill, and J. D. Churchill; 

bowdoin and the Cony team was composed of C. W. Met- 

ab r h po a e calf, A. Mason, and E. H. Blanchard. The judges 

Weatherell, 2b .... 4 o o 1 o were Professors Mitchell, Hormell, and Davis. 

Skolfield, cf 3 1 o 1 4 J. A. Norton '13 coached the Lewiston team and 

Russell, If 4 1 1 o o H. E. Locke '13, the Cony team. The winning 

Brooks, c 3 o o 6 1 o team supported the affirmative of the question : 

Means, p 3 o o 6 "Resolved, that a tariff for revenue only would 

LaCasce, rf 3 o 1 1 1 be better for this country than a protective tariff." 

Cooley, ss 2 o o 1 1 B. C. Rodick '12 presided. 




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Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. 

APRIL 30, 1912 

No. 4 

Only one week from next 
Fight, Fight, Fighl! Saturday comes the Maine 

Intercollegiate Track Meet in 
Brunswick. The team will probably be chosen 
this week. Whether a man makes the team or 
not, he ought to stay on the squad to furnish com- 
petition for the men on the team. Captain Cole's 
summary of the situation last week showed that 
there were not enough men standing by the team 
to give this competition. The student support at 
the practice meets has been improving, but it 
ought to be still more in evidence. Remember 
that Bowdoin has never lost a track meet on 
Whittier Field. 

the hope of the Orient that the men will respond 
in a body to this offer and will band together to 
increase their service and devotion to the College. 

The Orient is rather slow to 
Bowdoin Tradition criticise an established stu- 
dent custom, but in the case 
of violations of the traditions of the institution, 
especially when these traditions have been made 
law by the Student Council it feels no hesitancy 
in expressing what must be the sentiment of a 
majority of the student body. We refer to the 
wearing of Freshman caps, and also of prep 
school emblems. The purpose of wearing these 
caps is not to haze the Freshman, it is for the 
purpose of getting them acquainted with each 
other. The purpose of forbidding prep school 
emblems is to make the entering classes recog- 
nize the superiority of Bowdoin over these 
schools. Reasonable enough, isir t it ? And yet 
there are some who are not yet wearing the caps 
and some who have not yet been able to forget 
their prep schools. In some colleges they duck 
Freshmen who preserve this spirit of "capital" 
independence ; in some institutions they tear the 
prep school emblems off those who will not recog- 
nize the traditions and customs of the institution 
they are attending. At Bowdoin there is a subtle, 
more effective way, and yet one less kind to the 
offender. It is merely that of letting human na- 
ture take its course, and the inevitable result to 
him who thus fails to see what is best for him to 
do is first criticism, and then unpopularity and 
lack of respect of Bowdoin men. Is it worth the 
price ? 

Out of the joint meeting of 
A Progressive Step the Faculty committee and 

the non fraternity men there 
has come a plan which the Orient believes will 
prove one of the greatest forward strides of the 
year. The tentative offer of the college to rent 
one of its houses to the non fraternity men will 
mark a new departure in Bowdoin life. That the 
plan will succeed there can be little doubt. It will 
serve to bind the non fraternity men into a more 
effective unit and by so doing cannot fail to give 
a great impulse to undergraduate activities. It is 


The Chapel Sunday was a memorial service to 
Richard Frazer White, the member of the Senior 
Class who was one of the victims in the Titanic 
disaster. His classmates, in honor to him, ap- 
peared in cap and gown and marched in regular 
order in and out of the chapel. President Hyde 
spoke on the character and personality of Bow- 
doin's lost son and pointed out what a heritage it 
has left us. His words in part were as follows : 
"Richard Frazer White has left Bowdoin College 
a precious legacy. If we can each appropriate 
our share we shall be better men to the end of our 
days : and through us he may still do for the world 
something of what in his own person he was so 
splendidly prepared to do. Filial, faithful, thor- 
ough, thoughtful, eagerly interested in this many- 
sided world; modest about what he had done and 
was; ambitious about what he was to do and be; 
he filled to the full every relationship in which his 
brief life placed him. Somehow , somewhere, our 



faith assures us, this strong and gentle nature will 
find its appropriate career and its fitting satisfac- 
tion. Those nearest and dearest to him, in due 
time, gratitude for what he was in some measure 
will console for the terrible loss which now 
weighs them down. We who have known him 
through almost an entire college course, can best 
express our gratitude and affection by adding to 
our own lives some portion of the frankness and 
fidelity, the earnestness and kindliness, the mod- 
esty and efficiency which in him we have admired 
and loved." 


The inter-fraternity league has been organized 
and the opening games already played. Games 
will be played on the Delta at 4 P. M. Postponed 
games will be played at 6 A. M. The teams have 
been divided into two classes and the division 
winners will play a series of three games. Var- 
sity squad men will not be allowed to play. The 
umpires will be students chosen by the opposing 

The managers are as follows : C. R. Bull '13, 
Alpha Delta Phi; P. C. Savage '13, Delta Kappa 
Epsilon; R. R. Payson '14, Psi Upsilon; VV. 
Brown '14, Theta Delta Chi; E. W. Kent '12, Zeta 
Psi; L. B. Shackford '13, Delta Upsilon; A. D. 
Weston '12, Kappa Sigma; W. F. Eberhardt '13, 
Beta Theta Pi; J. Schwey '14, Non-Fraternity; 
E. L. Hutchins, Alpha Kappa Kappa ; J. E.. Cart- 
land, Phi Chi. E.' Leigh '12 is president of the 
league. The complete schedule follows : 

April 25 — Theta Delta Chi vs. Zeta Psi; April 
26 — Phi Chi vs. Alpha Delta Phi ; April 29 — Delta 
Upsilon vs. Non-Fraternity ; April 30 — Kappa 
Sigma vs. Psi Upsilon ; May 1 — Beta Theta Pi vs. 
Alpha Kappa Kappa; May 2 — Theta Delta Chi 
vs. Delta Upsilon ; May 3 — Delta Kappa Epsilon 
vs. Alpha Delta Phi ; May 6 — Kappa Sigma vs. 
Non-Fraternity; May 7 — Zeta Psi vs. Psi Upsi- 
lon ; May 8 — Beta Theta Pi vs. Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon ; May 9 — Phi Chi vs. Alpha Kappa Kappa; 
May 13 — Kappa Sigma vs. Theta Delta Chi; May 
14 — Delta Upsilon vs. Zeta Psi; May 15 — Beta 
Theta Pi vs. Phi Chi; May 16 — Non-Fraternity 
vs. Psi Upsilon; May 17 — Alpha Kappa Kappa vs. 
Delta Upsilon; May 20 — Beta Theta Pi vs. Alpha 
Delta Phi; May 21— Theta Delta Chi vs. Non- 
Fraternity; May 22 — Delta Upsilon vs. Psi Upsi- 
lon; May 23 — Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Phi Chi; 
May 24 — Alpha Kappa Kappa vs. Alpha Delta 
Phi; May 27 — Delta Upsilon vs. Kappa Sigma; 
May 28— Theta Delta Chi vs. Psi Upsilon; May 
29 — Non-Fraternity vs. Zeta Psi ; June 1 — Kappa 
Sigma vs. Zeta Psi. 


Score by innings : 

Zeta Psi 1 o 8 i 7 o x — 17 

Theta Delta Chi I I 1 1 2 1 — 7 

Batteries, L. Stetson and Belknap ; W. Brown 
and E. Tuttle. 


A canvass of the members of the Senior Class 
to discover what they intend to do after gradua- 
tion next June shows that teaching, business, and 
medicine are the lines which will attract the most. 
Many will study law and still more will take post- 
graduate work in Bowdoin, Harvard, and Tech. 
Twenty-two of the eighty-six have not yet made 
the important decision. The future vocations of 
the rest are as follows : Teaching 12, Business 
12, Medicine 10, Further study 10, Law 8, Minis- 
try 3, Chemists 3, Y. M. C. A. work 2, Electrical 
work 1, Engineering I, Manufacturing I, Biologi- 
cal work 1. 


The Friars held their annual dinner and dance 
last Friday evening, at Riverton Park Casino, 
Portland. Twelve members of the society were 
present including several of the alumni. The pat- 
ronesses were Mrs. Eugene T. Savage of Bangor 
and Mrs. Neal W. Cox of Portland. Among 
those present were the Misses Elizabeth Sullivan, 
Pauline Savage of Bangor; Marion Keith of Old 
Town; Grace A. Kern, M. Eulalia Duddy, Rose 
Tyler, Mary Hieber of Portland; Alexina La- 
pointe of Brunswick; Lila Pike of Dover; Lida 
Baker of Boston. The committee in charge was 
J. E. Dunphy '13, P. C. Savage '13, and P. H. 
Wood '13. 


The Hon. Herbert M. Heath of the Class of 
1872, who has recently announced himself a can- 
didate, at the June Primaries for the office of 
United States Senator, will pay Bowdoin under- 
graduates the pleasing honor of opening his cam- 
paign in Memorial Hall, Monday evening, May 6, 
at 8 P. M. Out of a sentimental regard for his 
college Mr. Heath has declined several invitations 
to open his campaign elsewhere. 

Although the Republican Club is tendering its 
services in arranging for the rally, Mr. Heath 
does not come at the invitation of that organiza- 
tion but out of regard for the whole student body 
and expresses a desire that all students of what- 
ever political faith shall attend the rally. 

The general public is also cordially invited to 




The annual installation and banquet of Theta 
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Kappa was held at the 
Lafayette Hotel, Portland, Saturday, April 27. 
The program for the day included a clinic at the 
Maine General Hospital in the morning, a theatre 
party in the afternoon and a banquet in the even- 
ing. John F. Thompson, M.D., acted as toastmas- 
ter and toasts were given by F. H. Gerrish, M.D., 
Addison S. Thayer, M.D., Charles E. Banks, 
M.D., Gilbert M. Elliott, M.D., Frank Y. Gilbert, 
M.D., Francis J. Welch, M.D., and Harold J. 
Everett, M.D. 

for the occupation of the Houghton House on 
Maine Street. 


At a meeting of the Debating Council held last 
Tuesday evening in the Debating Room in Hub- 
bard Hall, J. A. Norton '13 was elected to fill out 
the term of E. F. Maloney '12, secretary, who has 
left college. Treasurer Timberlake reported that 
in spite of the extra expense incurred in having 
two debates this year, the Council stood better 
financially than last season. 

The Good Government Club met April 22, in 
the Government Room, Hubbard Hall. Papers 
were read reporting on the municipal government 
■of Portland in its various phases and departments. 
These papers were the result of the personal in- 
vestigation of the Club members. A discussion 
followed the reports. 

Last Friday afternoon, A. D. Welch '12 was 
chosen to represent Bowdoin in the annual contest 
of the New England Oratorical League to be held 
at Brown University, May 3. P. H. Douglas '13 
was chosen as alternate. Mr. Welch's subject for 
the contest has not yet been announced. 

President Aley of the University of Maine 
spoke before the Ibis, April 22, taking for his sub- 
ject "James Whitcomb Riley." His speech was 
illustrated with numerous readings from the 
Hoosier poet and was greatly enjoyed by those 

The Chemical Club met Friday evening at the 
Psi Upsilon House. There were 15 members 
present. Dr. Cram introduced Dr. Marks of Sim- 
mons College who spoke upon the detection of ar- 
senic in small quantities. After the talk refresh- 
ments were served and a social hour was enjoyed. 

At a meeting of the non-fraternity men, held in 
the Faculty Room, in Massachusetts Hall, on last 
Wednesday evening, the constitution of the new 
club to be organized was read and is to be voted 
upon at the next meeting which will be held soon. 
R. M. Verrill '14 was elected captain of the base- 
ball team and H. M. Keating '12, manager. 

Arrangements have been made with the College 

2Dn tfje Campus 

Fred Spollett '03 of Somerville, Mass., was on 
the campus Patriots' Day. 

Porritt, McKinnon and McWilliams are among 
those out for Business Manager of the Orient. 

Mose Woodward '10, who is now attending the 
Harvard Medical School, was on the Campus last 

The cups that are to be awarded in the Tennis 
Tournament have arrived and are on exhibition 
at Slocum's. 

The rehearsals for "A Pair of Spectacles," the 
Ivy play are being held, and rehearsals for the 
Commencement play "The Taming of the Shrew" 
will begin shortly. 

The first trials for the Alexander Prize Speak- 
ing have been held in the Freshman Class and ten 
men selected from whom three will be chosen 
later by the Faculty. 

J. H. McKenney '12, R. H. Weatherill '14, W. 
B. McMahon '13, and E. H. Snow '14 are mem- 
bers of the newly organized 10th Co., Coast Artil- 
lery Corps of Brunswick. 

The Deke and Zeta Freshmen crossed bats on 
the Delta Wednesday afternoon. The Zetas won 
12 to 10. Kuhn and Cox pitched, and Mannix 
and MacCormick acted as umpires. 

The day of the Maine Intercollegiate Track 
Meet is fast approaching and a man has been 
hired by the Track Association to keep the track 
in the best possible condition for that event. 

Thomas J. Halpin, a prominent candidate for 
the Olympic team in the 440 and 8S0 dashes, and 
a member of the B.A.A., has been in town for the 
past week training prior to the trials for that 
team. He was a member of the team which broke 
the world's record at Troy in a relay race against 
the New York A. C. and the Irish American A. C. 
He has a mark of 1.55 2-5 in the half and 49 1-5 
in the quarter. While here he has been the guest 
of Captain Cole. 

Professor Mitchell gave an illustrated lecture 
on "The Wordsworth Country" in Memorial Hall, 
last evening. A large number of students and 
faculty attended. Professor Mitchell visited this 
region last summer and took views of a number 
of the places made famous by the writings of the 
Lake poets. 

Talk about amateur fire fighters. We are com- 
mencing to think we are a necessary adjunct to 
the Brunswick Fire Department and Chief Colby 
after the big fire of last Friday. The Orient for- 


bears printing the names of those who distin- 
guished themselves by individual deeds of daring 
on account of the space required for such a list. 
Carnegie will probably appropriately reward most 
of them. 

Dr. Burnett has recently distributed a number 
of copies of a collection of Bowdoin songs he has 
written. Among them is "Rise, Sons of Bow- 
doin," which the Glee Club rendered with so much 
success. Copies of this collection can be obtained 
at Chandler's for twenty-five cents. It is hoped 
that everybody will make himself acquainted with 
them in order that they may be tried out at the 
Rally. Those men who have tried them are en- 
thusiastic in their favor and say that they will 
remedy the oft lamented dearth of Bowdoin 


Tues., April 30. — 4:00 Baseball: Kappa Sigma vs. 
Psi Upsilon. 

College Tennis Tournament begins. 
Wed., May 1. — Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford. 
4:00 Baseball: Beta Theta Pi vs. Alpha 
Kappa Kappa. 
Thurs., 2. — Bowdoin vs. Harvard at Cambridge. 
4:00 Baseball: Theta Delta Chi vs. Delta 

8 :oo Annual Spring Rally, Memorial Hall. 
8:00 Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest at 
Fri., 3. — Beta Theta Pi Reception and Dance. 
Kappa Sigma House Party. 
4:00 Baseball: Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Al- 
pha Delta Phi. 
Sat., 4. — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Brunswick. 
Mon., 6. — Review of Freshman Class for Warn- 
3 :30 Handicap Track Meet. 
4:00 Baseball: Kappa Sigma vs. Non-Frats. 
8 :oo Meeting Good Government Club, home 

of Professor Lunt. 
8:00 Hon. Herbert M. Heath speaks, Me- 
morial Hall. 
Tues., 7. — 4 :oo Baseball : Zeta Psi vs. Psi Upsilon. 
3 =30 College Tea, Hubbard Hall. 

QMitb tfje JFacuItp 

Professor Paul Nixon is to teach courses in 
Martial and Plautus at the University of Chicago 
this summer. These courses will be mainly for 
graduate students and will extend through the 
two terms of the summer session. 

Dean Sills attended a meeting of the committee 
of the Maine colleges, on relations with the 

schools of the State, at Augusta last Saturday. 
The committee is composed of one representative 
from each of the four Maine colleges and Super- 
intendent of Schools Payson Smith. 

The annual reports of the President, Dean Li- 
brarian, and Curator of the Art Collection' are 
now in preparation and will be issued some time 
in May. 

At a meeting of the Village Improvement As- 
sociation of Brunswick, April 23, Professor Files 
was re-elected president of the society. Other 
members of the college, chosen as officers were 
Professors Chapman, Moody, Mitchell, Little, and 
Messrs. Booker and Furbish. 

Intercollegiate Botes 

Reed College, Portland, Oregon, of which Wil- 
liam Trufant Foster, formerly Professor of Eng- 
lish and Argumentation at Bowdoin, is president, 
began its first year of instruction last September 
with fifty Freshmen,— twenty-six men and twen- 
ty-four women,— out of two hundred and sixty- 
three applicants. The college declines to admit 
any students on conditions, special students, par- 
tial students, or those who have not completed the 
equivalent of a four-year high school course with 
more than mediocre credit. In the words of the 
catalogue, "For the first few years at least, there 
will be no fraternities and no sororities, no inter- 
collegiate athletics, and but few of those outside 
activities that have often interfered with the su- 
preme objects of higher education There 

will be a healthful interest in clean sports and 
every boy and every girl will be expected to take 
part regularly in some of the out-of-door games." 

Subscriptions totaling $3,000 towards the erec- 
tion of a new concrete stadium for the University 
of Maine were pledged recently by members of 
the New York Alumni Association of the univer- 

A Men's League for Woman Suffrage similar 
to those at Harvard and Yale is being organized 
by the undergraduates at the University of Kan- 

The Williams team is holding spring football 

A laboratory has been fitted out at De Pauw 
resembling as nearly as possible a metropolitan 
newspaper office for the accommodation of a 
practical course in newspaper writing. 

An unknown donor has agreed to provide Wes- 
leyan with a swimming pool. 

Fifteen fraternities are represented in the In- 
terfraternity Baseball League at the University 
of Pennsylvania. 

The Chess Club has been reorganized at Tech. 




It was with surprise and sincere sorrow that 
the news of the death of William R. Merrill was 
received on the campus last Tuesday. Although 
he had been ill for a period of three months with 
appendicitis, it was thought that his condition was 
improving. "Billie" Merrill came to the service 
of the College from an enviable record in the 
traffic department of the Maine Central Railroad 
where he was employed for seventeen years. For 
the last eighteen months until the time of his ill- 
ness he was employed as janitor of Appleton Hall. 
During that time he came to be well known by 
everyone in college and was very popular and 
highly esteemed among the students in Appleton. 
The College sympathizes with Mrs. Merrill and 
her son in their loss and unite with them in 
mourning the death of one whose character and 
cheerful disposition endeared them to him 

Mrs. William R. Merrill and son Barton wish 
to express their deepest gratitude for the invalu- 
able aid and kindness of the students and mem- 
bers of the Faculty of Boivdoin in their recent af- 

alumni Department 

'80. — It is reported that the widow of Col. 
Henry Asa Wing will present to the college a lov- 
ing cup as a recognition of the love which Col. 
Wing bore to the college and the active interest 
that he always took in its welfare. The cup is of 
solid silver, of very graceful and quaint design, 
stands 12 inches high and is inscribed "In Memo- 
riam. Henry Asa Wing, Class of 1880." 

The trophy will be in the possession of the col- 
lege and will be in the trophy room of the new 
gymnasium. From year to year it will be in- 
scribed with the date, name, and number of points 
that represent the highest individual score made 
for Bowdoin at the annual Maine Track Meet. 

The college appreciates the kindness and 
thoughtfulness of the gift, but, indeed, the mem- 
ory of Col. Wing and his kindly interest in the 
college will remain inscribed in the hearts of 
Bowdoin men, active and alumni, long after they 
have forgotten the outcome of the various events 
of which the Colonel was always such an inter- 
ested spectator. The appearance on the field of 
this true son of Bowdoin has more than once 
caused the undergraduate to wonder at the loyalty 
of this man, a wonder in which the graduate who 
had seen Col. Wing's kindly face many a time in 

the Athletic Council, giving his services in the 
interest of Bowdoin athletics, was even more able 
to join. 

'95. — Guy B. Mayo was elected as a delegate to 
the National Republican Convention from Penn- 
sylvania, Twenty-first District. Mr. Mayo is a 
Roosevelt delegate. 

'08. — The class and college mates of Clarence 
Perrin Robinson will regret to learn of his be- 
reavement in the death of his wife which oc- 
curred April nth at their home in Woodbury, N. 
J. Bessie Stuart Robinson was 25 years, 6- 
months, 24 days old and the couple had been mar- 
ried about two years. 

'10. — A very neat folder was received from the 
secretary of this class, entitled Bulletin No. I. 
This report, as it is called, shows a great amount 
of care in preparation and is very interesting. It 
gives the data of eighty of the eighty-four mem- 
bers of the class, their home addresses, business 
addresses and occupations. It shows that 35 are 
engaged in business; 19 in post graduate work; 
17 in traveling; and the remaining 19 in various 
positions. The business occupations show a great 
variety, from "Special Agent Missionary Fertili- 
zer Department, Swift & Co.," as ''Ned" Bagley 
is labeled, to "First Lieutenant of Philippines 
Constabulary" as "Dan" Ready is announced as 

Five of the members of this class have been 
married, R. E. G. Bailey, Ralph S. Crowell, James 
B. Draper, Randall L. Taylor, Jr., and Harold L. 

The Treasurer's report which is appended to 
this pamphlet shows that the class now has over 
$280 to its credit and it is voted to hold it for 
three years before deciding what will be done 
with it. 

'11. — An announcement recently received from 
Reed College, Portland, contains the following 
statement : "Earl Baldwin Smith, a graduate of 
Bowdoin College, now holding a fellowship in Art 
and Archeology at Princeton University, has been 
elected to an instructorship in Art in Reed Col- 



10 Deering St., Portland, Me. 




NO. 5 


The eighteenth annual track meet of the Maine 
Intercollegiate Athletic Association will be held 
Saturday on Whittier Field. The trials will begin 
in the morning at ten o'clock sharp and the after- 
noon events will start at two o'clock. The Meet is 
already predicted to be one of the most closely 
contested in the history of the Association. Bow- 
doin men are confident that this year's team is go- 
ing to make a strong fight for a leading position. 
Every man in college should be on Whittier Field 
before ten in the morning to give the team a good 
start in the trial events. It is up to the student 
body as well as the members of the team to do its 
part in keeping defeat from Whittier Field. That 
it has done so in the past is attested by the fact 
that since the Maine Intercollegiate meets were 
started in 1895, Bowdoin has not lost on its own 
grounds, and has succeeded in winning the meet 
thirteen out of seventeen times. The score by 
points is: Colby, .1633^ ; Bates, 289^; Maine, 
617; and Bowdoin, 1126. 

The tickets for the Meet will go on sale in Me- 
morial Hall tonight at 7 :oo. All track men, that 
is men who are entered in the Meet, will be al- 
lowed first choice. These men will form in line, 
and be given preference in the order of their posi- 
tion in the line. Each track man will be allowed 
two tickets. No substitutes. 

Men who are not entered in the Meet will form 
in line, and these men will have preference in the 
order of their position in line, after the track men 
have chosen their seats. These men in the second 
line will be allowed three tickets each. 

Tickets for morning and afternoon including 
grand stand or bleacher seat, $1.00; ticket for af- 
ternoon including grand stand or bleacher, $1.00; 
ticket for admission only in morning, 25 cents ; 
ticket for admission only in afternoon, 75 cents ; 
grand stand or bleacher seats, 25 cents. 


In an interesting but loosely-played game Bow- 
doin lost the first contest in the State series to 
Colby last Saturday afternoon by the score indi- 
cated above. Bowdoin's inability to bunch hits 
and Colby's ability to hit at the right times were 
the main causes of our defeat. James pitched a 
steady game and his work throughout the series 

will deserve atttention. Woodcock pitched well 
except in the fifth and ninth innings when Colby 
got six of her total eight hits. Both teams were 
inclined to throw the ball wild between bases. The 
work of our infield was a feature of the contest 
and was a surprise to most of those who had not 
seen it in action before, this year. Brooks, behind 
the bat, showed up especially well. Our outfield 
was weak on fly balls but did the yeoman's part of 
the batting. For Colby, Sturtevant played a 
steady game and Reid, the big first baseman, was. 
a star at the bat. 

The score : \ 


ab r bh po a e 

Weatherell, 2b ... 4 1 1 2 3 o 

Skolfie.ld, cf 4 o 2 1 2 

Russell, If 4 1 o 1 o 

LaCasce, rf 4 1 o o 

Brooks, c 3 o o 6 1 o 

Tilton, 3b 4 o o 1 3 o 

Cooley, ss 4 o o o 3 1 

Joy, ib 3 1 o 15 1 1 

Woodcock, p 3 o 1 6 3 

*Pratt 1 o o o o o 

J Allen 1 o o o o 

Totals 35 3 5 $26 17 7 


ab r bh po a e 

Good, cf 4 1 1 3 o o 

Bowker, 3b 5 2 1 1 1 1 

Sturtevant, c 5 1 2 9 1 o 

Reid, ib 5 1 3 5 1 o 

Frazer, 2b 3 1 o 3 2 2 

Nutting, rf 2 o o 2 o o 

Burroughs, rf . . . . 2 o 1 o o o 

Moore, If 4 o o o o o 

LaFleur, ss 4 o o 3 2 2 

James, p 2 o o I 2 o 

Totals 36 6 8 27 9 5 

* Batted for Joy in 9th. 

•(■Batted for Woodcock in 9th. 

tJames out, hit by 3rd strike. 

Innings : I 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 

Bowdoin 1 1 o 1 o o — 3 

Colby 1 o 2 o o 1 2 — 6 

Two base hit — Burroughs. Three base hits — 



Skolfield, LaCasce, Sturtevant. Earned runs — 
Colby 3, Bowdoin o. Stolen bases — Skolfield, 
Good, Moore. Double play — Frazer to LaFleur 
to Reid. Base on balls — Off James 1, off Wood- 
cock 2. Struck out — By James 6, by Woodcock 
6. Umpire — John O'Brien. Time — 2 hrs. 5 min. 


Bowdoin was defeated by Harvard in their an- 
nual game last Thursday, 4 to o. Lee Means 
pitched a steady game, keeping the Crimson's hits 
well scattered. Bartholf struck out twelve and al- 
lowed but four hits. 

The score: 


ab r bh po a e 

Babson, If 3 1 1 1 

Wingate, 3b 5 o 1 I I o 

Clark, ib 5 o o 9 1 o 

Potter, 2b 4 o 2 o 1 o 

Reynolds, If 3 o o 1 o o 

Gilson, rf o o o o 1 o 

Desha, ss 4 1 1 2 2 

Young, c 4 1 2 12 o 

Wigglesworth, cf . 4 o o o 

Bartholf, p 3 1 2 1 4 

Totals 35 4 9 27 10 o 


ab r bh po a e 

Weatherell, 2b ... 4 o 1 o 3 o 

Skolfield, cf 4 o 2 o o 

Russell, If 4 o 2 o 

LaCasce, rf 4 o 2 o " o 

Brooks, c ..3 o 1 4 o o 

Means, p 3 o 1 o 6 1 

Tilton, 3b 3 1 1 3 1 

Cooley, ss 3 o o 1 o 2 

Joy, ib 2 o o 12 o o 

Totals 30 o 4 24 12 4 

Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Harvard o 1 o 1 o 2 o x — 4 

Bowdoin o o o o o o o — o 

Three base hit — Desha. Sacrifice hits — Gilson, 
Bartholf. Stolen bases — Babson, Clark, Potter. 
Left on bases — -Harvard 10 , Bowdoin 4. First 
base on balls — Off Means 2; off Bartholf 1. 
Struck out — By Bartholf 12 ; by Means 3. Passed 
ball — Brooks. Time — 1.55. Umpire — O'Rourke. 


In a slow game last Wednesday at Medford, 
Tufts defeated Bowdoin 6 to 2. Weak stick-work 
and mediocre box-work tells the story for Bow- 
doin. Bowdoin's two scores came in the eighth. 
Joy got a hit, moved up on a passed ball ; Weath- 

erell was hit, and both men scored on an error. 
In the ninth, with men on second and third, three 
men fanned in succession. 
The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Weatherell, 2b .... 4 o o 4 4 1 

Skolfield, cf 4 1 1 o o o 

Russell, If 4 o o 1 o 

Means, rf 4 o 1 o o o 

Tilton, 3b 4 o 1 4 1 

Brooks, c 4 o 1 4 2 1 

Cooley, ss 3 o 1 1 1 o 

Joy, ib 4 1 1 13 o o 

Eaton, p 2 o o 2 o 

Dodge, p 2 o o 2 o 

*Keegan 1 o o o o o 

Totals 36 2 s 24 15 3 

*Batted for Dodge in ninth. 


ab r bh po a e 

Quakers, 3b 5 o 1 o 

Lawrie, cf 4 o 1 2 o o 

Lee, 2b 5 1 2 2 I 

Hooper, If 4 1 1 1 o 

Marzynski, rf 4 2 2 I o o 

Bennett, ib 3 o I 4 o 

Proctor, ss 4 1 2 1 1 

Jameson, c 4 1 2 14 1 1 

Carter, p 4 2 11 1 1 

Totals 37 10 11 27 4 4 

Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Tufts o 2 2 1 1 x — 6 

Bowdoin o o o o o 2 o — 2 

Two base hits — Carter, Skolfield. Three base 
hit — Brooks. Home run — Marzynski. Sacrifice 
hit — Bennett. Stolen bases — Lee 2, Quakers, 
Jameson, Proctor, Cooley. First base on balls — 
Off Carter 1, off Dodge 1. Struck out — By Dodge 
3, by Carter 15. Passed ball — Jameson. Wild 
pitches — Eaton, Dodge 2. Hit by pitched ball — 
By Carter, Weatherell and Cooley. Time — 2h. 
10111. Umpire — Woodcock of Brown. Attend- 
ance — 800. 


Arthur Deehan Welch, representing Bowdoin 
in the annual contest of the New England Inter- 
collegiate Oratorical League, held at Brown Uni- 
versity, May 2, won a distinct honor for the Col- 
lege and added another prize to the many he has 
won during his four years here, by receiving the 
unanimous vote of the judges for first prize. His 
subject was the same with which he won the '68 
Speaking contest, "The Irish Drama." The other 



•colleges belonging to the League are Brown, Wes- 
leyan, Williams, and Amherst. The judges were 
as follows : Henry L. Southwick, Emerson School 
■of Oratory, Boston ; Dr. L. B. R. Briggs of Har- 
vard; Judge Thomas I. Chatfield of the United 
States District Court, Brooklyn ; Professor Fred- 
erick Tupper of Vermont University ; Dr. George 
Hodges of Cambridge Divinity School. This is 
the third annual contest under the auspices of the 
League. Bowdoin won last year. 


It was all there ; our predictions in last week's 
issue concerning last Thursday's Rally came true; 
music (some new music too, corking Bowdoin 
songs by Professor Burnett, and original selec- 
tions by the Pall Mall Quartet), souvenirs (neat 
■calendars that will last long after the last of us 
are out of college), refreshments (ice cream 
cones and enough for all), cheers (led by Mr. 
Cheer Leader), smokes (not the sensuous "Turk" 
or pompous "7-20-4" but good old Missouri Meer- 
schaums), and speeches (by future mayors, past 
players, some crying for more "pep," others 
pleading for less speed, but all infused with the 
true Bowdoin spirit). 

But that was not the only reason for calling it 
the realization rally. One year ago, you remem- 
ber, it was the New Gym rally, and as Dr. Whit- 
tier said, this rally was that of realization of last 
year's anticipation. Then, too, Dick Simpson 
realized his last year's ambition to be assistant 
baseball manager, as a result of the election held 
early in the evening. 

The speakers were as follows : George E. Fogg 
'02, Bowdoin Tradition ; Harold Files who gave a 
good boost to the Lunt Plan; John Clifford '10, 
Bowdoin Spirit; Duff Wood, Baseball; Bob Cole, 
Track; John Dunphy, Readings; Dr. Whittier, 
The New Gym; R. Withington, the Youngest 
Bowdoin Man. The Student Council deserves 
the credit for the success of the affair. 


The fourth and last College Tea of the season 
will be held this afternoon in the Alumni Room 
of Hubbard Hall from 3 130 to 5 :30. Spring 
flowers will be used for decorations. Besides the 
Brunswick people and students present there will 
be many visitors from various parts of the State 
who are in Brunswick this week as delegates to 
the Convention of Congregational Churches . 

In the receiving line will be Miss Chapman, 
Mrs. Woodruff, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Moody, and 
Mrs. Hutchins. Mrs. Mitchell assisted by Mrs. 
Nixon and Mrs. Copeland, and Mrs. Brown as- 
sisted by Mrs. Hormell and Mrs. Wilder will serve 

at the punch tables. Mrs. Ham assisted by Mrs. 
Lunt will pour coffee, and Mrs. Files assisted by 
Mrs. Davis will serve tea. Others assisting in 
serving will be Mrs. Cram, Mrs. Booker, Mrs. 
Furbish, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Lewis, and Mrs. 
Alice Little. Grant of Lewiston is the caterer. 



The features of the game were the box work of 
Shepherd and the fielding of Houghton. The Psi 
U twirler allowed only four hits and made three 
himself. Weston for the Kappa Sigs had a three- 
bagger to his credit. 


Psi Upsilon 030020 2 — 7 10 2 

Kappa Sigma 1000 12 — 4 4 7 

Batteries: Shepherd and Wing; A. Stetson 
and Snow. Umpires : Bull and Twaddle. 



The Betas and the Medics indulged in a batting 
festival which was called after five innings by 
agreement of the captains. All the pitchers were 
hit freely, and long drives into the pines proved 
to be the popular means of getting around the 

12345 R H E 

Beta Theta Pi 3065 2 — 16 10 3 

Alpha Kappa Kappa 0243 4 — 13 8 7 

Batteries: McKenney, Hart, C. A. Brown, and 
Robinson; Johnson and Buck. Umpire: Twad- 


The features of the game were the fielding of 
Brown for the Theta Delts and the three-baggers 
by Marsh and Page for the Delta U. team. The 
winners put the game on ice in the fifth when they 
brought in nine runs and doubled their tally. 

1234567 RHE 

Delta Upsilon 240391 x — 19 13 3 

Theta Delta Chi 302030 o — 869 

Batteries: Fish, Pratt, and Marsh; J. A. Slo- 
cum, N. Tuttle, and E. B. Tuttle. Umpire : Grant. 

Phi Chi defeated Alpha Delta Phi last Tuesday 
morning, 14 to 4. The score by innings : 

Innings: 1 2 3 4 5 RHE 

A. D o o 4 — 456 

Phi Chi o 2 9 3 — 14 9 2 

Batteries, Pratt and Wiggin, MacFarland and 
Twaddle, Doten. 

Delta Upsilon, champions of the interfraternity 
league last year, lost to the non-frats Monday, 
April 29, 9 to 8. The score : 

Innings: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RHE 

Non-Frat o 2 1 1 5—9910 

D. U o 1 2 3 2 — 8 5 1 




Published eyeby Tuesday of the Collegiate Year 

by the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, 
Robert D. Leigh, 1914, 
Fred D. Wish, Jr., 1913, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

W. R. Spinney, 1913 K. A.Robinson, 1914 

L. E. Jones, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 

The Orient takes pleasure in 
Gymnasium Bulletin printing in this issue the an- 
nouncement that the bulletin 
descriptive of the new gymnasium is now ready. 
One of the best features is the statement in the 
prefatory note that the College proposes to issue 
other bulletins from time to time describing the 
various departments. The Orient believes that 
the carrying out of this announcement offers a 
wonderfully broad opportunity for the College. 
It provides a suitable medium for bringing before 
the public the work and traditions of Bowdoin 
and will go far towards solving the problem of 
conservative publicity. Let every undergraduate 
make the most of the new bulletin. 

H. B. Walker, 1913, 
E. L. Sylvester, 1914, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni, and faculty. No anonymous contributions can be 
accepted. All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, 82.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents. 

Entered at Post-OfFice a 

t Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. 

MAY 7, 1912 No. 5 

If there has ever been a time 
Fight, Fight, Fight! when there was need of the 

Bowdoin Spirit of rising to 
the occasion, that time is now and the occasion is 
the Maine Meet next Saturday. The ways in 
which this spirit can be manifested have been 
clearly shown by Captain Cole's recently pub- 
lished letter in the Orient. There is plenty of 
spirit among the members of the team. They 
have fought day in and day out through a long 
season of preparation and now approach the cul- 
minating struggle of the year. The College has 
faith in them, it believes that in spite of injuries 
to the members and in spite of the temporary loss 
of the coach the team will furnish some surprises 
to its rivals. The College has the conviction that 
the men will fight till they drop, and that they will 
rise to the occasion. And now to show the team 
that Bowdoin is united behind it, it is the duty of 
every undergraduate to be on Whittier Field early 
Saturday morning. Let every man instill in the 
athletes what he can of the never-give-in spirit of 
Bowdoin, remembering that since the track meet 
became an annual event among the Maine col- 
leges, Bowdoin has never lost on Whittier Field. 


From June 21 to 30 there occurs at Northfield, 
Mass., the Annual Conference of the Y.M.C.A. 
for the colleges of the Eastern States and Canada. 
Over 800 students gather here every year and 
spend ten days together listening to inspiring 
speeches by some of the best speakers in this 
country and England, studying how to more ef- 
fectively carry on Christian work in their institu- 
tions and enjoying the good fellowship which 
comes from association with leaders in college life 
from every college. No one who has ever at- 
tended will forget the inspiration and fellowship 
of the place. 

The speakers this year are up to the usual high 
standard; Mr. Speer, whom we have had the 
pleasure of hearing recently; Mr. Mott, the head 
of the World's Christian Student Federation; 
Rev. D. S. Cairns of Aberdeen, Scotland, who has 
been in close touch with the British Student 
Movement; Rev. G. G. Atkins of Providence, a 
popular College Preacher; E. T. Colton, Secre- 
tary of the Foreign work of the Y.M.C.A. ; Rev. 
C. B. McAfee, a well known preacher of Brook- 

Every afternoon is given to recreation. A se- 
ries of baseball games, a tennis tournament, a 
track meet, swimming, walking, etc., furnish op- 
portunity for everyone to have a good time. 

Colleges the size of Bowdoin have delegations 
of from 12 to 15 men. We have not taken advan- 
tage of this opportunity as we should and as we 
certainly would if it were better understood what 
Northfield really is and how one cannot afford to 
miss it. On next Thursday evening at 7 130 o'clock 
there will be an opportunity to learn something 
about this big intercollegiate event when stereop- 
ticon views will be shown and described in Hub- 
bard Hall. 


3 7 


The annual house party and reception of Alpha 
Rho Chapter of Kappa Sigma was held last Fri- 
day evening, May 3. It included a dinner at the 
chapter house, and a reception and dance at Pyth- 
ian Hall. At the dinner music was furnished by 
Stetson's Orchestra. 

In the receiving line at the reception were the 
patronesses of the affair : Mrs. Charles P. Green- 
leaf and Mrs. Willis B.Moulton of Portland; Mrs. 
Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. Orren T. Hormell and Mrs. 
Frank M. Stetson of Brunswick ; and Mrs. Har- 
old B. Stetson of Yokohama, Japan. 

Miss Bernadette Moreau's Orchestra of Port- 
land furnished music for an order of twenty-four 
dances. Among the guests present were : Misses 
Ruth Davis, Olive Gould, Retta Morse, Marion 
Carter, Annie Hodgkin, Olive Barnes, and Doro- 
thy Gould of Portland ; Misses Marian E. Ingalls 
and Florence Carll of Waterville ; Miss Elisabeth 
Gibbs of Brookline, Mass. ; Miss Alma Sullivan 
of Rumford Falls; Misses Lucy Stetson, Helen 
Fiske, Ellen McMahon, Emogene Bennett, Katie 
Pletts, and Anna Snow of Brunswick ; Miss Ethel 
McConkey of Gorham; Miss Jessie Merrill of 
Freeport ; Mr. and Mrs. Ensign Otis of Rockland ; 
Prof. Orren C. Hormell and Prof. Roscoe J. Ham 
of Brunswick. George C. Shaw of Portland was 
the caterer. 

The committee was composed of Walter J. 
Greenleaf '12, chairman, Leon E. Jones '13, and 
Ermond L. Sylvester '14. 


The Annual Reception and Dance of Beta 
Sigma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi was held at the 
chapter house on McKeen Street on Friday, May 
3. The reception took place from four until six 
in the afternoon, and dancing began at nine. The 
patronesses, who were in the receiving line in the 
afternoon, were Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Frank 
E. Woodruff, Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Alice 
C. Little, of Brunswick; and Mrs. Charles E. O. 
Nichols of North Grafton, Mass. Mrs. Manton 
Copeland and Mrs. William E. Lunt poured tea; 
coffee was served by Mrs. Paul Nixon and Mrs. 
Frederick W. Brown. Mrs. Charles C. Hutchins 
and Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham dipped punch. Mrs. Al- 
gernon Chandler, Mrs. William Hawley Davis, 
and Miss Maud Mason floated. 

Among the guests present were the Misses 
Katherine and Ruth Jenkins of Portland; Miss 
Katherine Johnson of Woodfords; Misses Doro- 
thy Bird, Rose Davis, and Anna Gay of Rock- 
land ; Misses Frances Little, Clare Ridley, Bertha 
Stetson, Lorette Lapointe, Isabel Palmer, Grace 
Lunt, and Nathalie Withington, of Brunswick; 

Miss Helen Walcott of Belmont, Mass.; Miss 
Olive Holway of Augusta ; Miss Mary Belt of 
Waldoboro; Miss Iva Record of Auburn; Miss 
Arline Hutchins of Fryeburg; Miss Ruth Blood 
of Groton, Mass. ; Misses Gladys Greenleaf and 
Ruth Brophy of Fairfield; Miss Louise Garland 
of Bangor; Miss Lucile Verbeck of Boston, 
Mass. ; and Miss Inez Giles of Edgewood, Rhode 

The delegates to the reception from the other 
fraternities: E. L. Morss '12 from Alpha Delta 
Phi; R. P. King '12 from Psi Upsilon; W. 
Fletcher Twombly '13 from Delta Kappa Epsilon; 
R. E. Foss '12 from Zeta Psi; P. P. Cole '12 from 
Theta Delta Chi; L. D. Lincoln '12 from Delta 
Upsilon; and E. L. Russell '12 from Kappa Sigma. 

The decorations consisted of banked evergreen, 
smilax, and the fraternity rose. Music was fur- 
nished for the afternoon reception and for the or- 
der of twenty-four dances in the evening by Lov- 
ell's Orchestra of Brunswick. The catering was 
done by Mrs. R. L. Townes of Brunswick. 

In charge of the affair was the following com- 
mittee : L. S. Foote '12, chairman, F. W. Hart '12, 
G. H. Nichols '12, D. E. Gardner '13, and F. X. 
Callahan '14. 


The first of a series of bulletins to be issued 
from time to time describing the various depart- 
ments of the College was sent out from the office 
last week. To use the words of the bulletin, "In- 
asmuch as a new gymnasium and athletic building 
now in process of construction make an interest 
in physical training timely, the first bulletin is de- 
voted to that subject." It is a very attractive 
piece of work, and is illustrated with many cuts 
of the various athletic buildings and equipment 
of the College, as well as plans of the new gym- 
nasium. The written material, the work of Dr. 
Whittier, contains much of interest to all students 
and friends of the College. It includes an early 
history of athletics, a complete description of the 
new Gym, an outline of the system of physical 
training at Bowdoin, and a history of each of the 
sports represented here: Rowing, baseball, foot- 
ball, track, tennis, golf, and fencing. The bulletin 
concludes with a statement of Bowdoin's athletic 
policy and ideals. Copies may be had at the office. 


Mr. lliwale has written a report of his work in 
the annual report of the Marathi Mission which 
has just been received at the library. He says in 

"Our present field of labor is from Karad Tal- 
uka to Madhe Taluka, about 70 miles in length 
from North to South, and about the same from 



east to west, a very thickly populated area. Ka- 
rad, Masur, Rahimatpur, Koregaum, Vaduth, and 
Medha are out-stations where we have preachers, 
teachers, Bible women and an acting pastor. We 
are longing to send permanent workers to Madhe 
and Masur but for lack of money we cannot do so 
at present. We are very thankful to the Lord for 
giving us strength to present Christ to about 15,- 

000 souls this year. With the help of our col- 
porteur we sold 25,000 Scripture portions and dis- 
tributed hundreds of tracts and booklets of the 
Tract Society. 

''During the touring season my associates and 

1 made three tours in the district. Everywhere 
people gave us a good hearing. In several vil- 
lages people requested us to send a Christian 
teacher to them. Mrs. Hiwale accompanied me 
wherever she could and while my associates and 
I were working among the men she was working 
among the women. Her gentle and loving ways 
won the hearts of many women." 

In regard to Mr. Hiwale's work the report 
states : "In our Mission itself the most marked 
feature of the year's work has been the increas- 
ing acceptance of initiative and responsibility by 
Indian leaders. When Mr. and Mrs. Lee went 
on furlough the responsibility for the Satara Dis- 
trict fell largely on Rev. Anandrao Hiwale, and 
after Mr. Lee's death, the Mission decided to 
leave Mr. Hiwale in charge of this most difficult 
field. We rejoice in the ability and consecration 
of our Indian fellow-workers. We gladly recog- 
nize that they have this year made a marked ad- 
vance in responsibility and done much notable 
service such as no missionaries could have ren- 
dered, and we confidently look forward to their 
taking an ever increasing part in Mission work 
and counsel." 

Satara District, over which Mr. Hiwale has 
charge, is about 70 miles square and has a popu- 
lation of 500,000. There are 30 workers under 
him, two entirely self-supporting churches with 
122 members, 7 Sunday Schools with 333 mem- 
bers, one High School and 5 other schools with a 
total enrollment of 264. 

©n tjje Campus 

Even Al. Grant said the Spring Rally souvenirs 
were the best yet. 

Spring Rally calendars are on sale at Slocum's 
for thirty cents apiece. 

MacCormick and West are among those out for 
assistant manager of tennis. 

During the past week Morss '12 has been sur- 
veying the campus in view of making a map of it. 

Abbott '13 and Hoit '12 are putting out score 

cards for the home baseball games this spring. 
The first ones appeared last Saturday. 

Orient Board Meeting 5 P. M. today, Deutscher 
Verein Room. Important. Candidates for Board 

F. A. Smith '12 has returned from Halifax with 
the body of Richard F. White. The body was 
taken to Winchendon where Mr. White's family 

The Orient goes to press too early to get the 
account of H. M. Heath's speech in Memorial 
Hall, Monday, May 6. Next week's issue will in- 
clude a report of it. 

From the Juniors the following will try out for 
the Alexander : Baker, Crosby, Crowell, Douglas, 
Dunphy, M. Greene, Jones, Wish, W. Greene, 

The following have been chosen from the Soph- 
omore class to try out for the Alexander Prize 
Speaking : C. A. Brown, Buell, Cunliff e, Eaton, 
Gage, Gray, Leigh, Monroe, Newcombe, Nichols. 

The following-named members of the Fresh- 
man Class have been chosen to take part in the 
preliminary competition for the Alexander Prize 
Speaking : Bacon, Faulkner, Hall, Livingstone, 
McWilliams, Merrill, Ramsay, Rubin, Smith, 

At the meeting of the Intercollegiate Athletic 
Association in Philadelphia a week ago Saturday, 
the Maine colleges had a special conference to 
discuss the proposal of allowing a special board to 
select the officials for football games. Bowdoin, 
represented by Harrison Berry '11, objected to 
such a course and asked that the selection of offi- 
cials be left to the Central Board. 

The Annual Spring Tennis Tournament has be- 
gun and matches of the first round have been 
played. All matches of the second round must be 
played before Thursday of this week. The conso- 
lation tournament will begin immediately after 
these two rounds are completed. More are en- 
tered in the tournament this year than ever be- 
fore; there seems to be a keen interest in the 
sport this spring and prospects for a winning team 
are excellent. 

The members of the Gibbons Club are to pro- 
duce the play, "Our Jim" on May 24th. The cast 
will consist of Artie Welch, Jack Hurley, John 
Dunphy, Harold Somers, James Lappin, Francis 
Callahan and Fred Willett. The club will be as- 
sisted by Miss Margaret Hutchins, Miss Lapointe, 
Miss Vermette and Miss McKinley of Brunswick. 
Rehearsals have been in progress for two weeks. 
The college orchestra will probably furnish the 
music for the dance that will follow. 

A large number of the students were surprised 
to learn of the drowning of Osborn Faulkner and 



Bill Lovell, while boating in the Androscoggin 
near Lewiston last Sunday afternoon. Faulkner 
was a reporter for the Lewiston Journal and in 
that capacity had a great deal to do with Bowdoin 
and athletic affairs in Maine colleges. He was a 
familiar figure on the campus. Lovell was man- 
ager of the Bates football team a year ago and 
captained the basketball team of that institution, 
being considered one of the best players in the 

2X3itt) tfje Jfacultp 

Dr. Whittier attended the annual meeting of 
the Providence Alumni Association, held in Prov- 
idence last week. 

President Hyde had a signed editorial in the 
Boston Herald for Tuesday, April 30, on Mt. 
Holyoke and its coming celebration. 

In the Journal of Experimental Zoology for 
April Prof. Manton Copeland has an article on 
"The Olfactory Reaction in Shellfish." 

Prof. Ham is visiting this week Thornton 
Academy, Saco, the Nashua, N. H., High School, 
and the Peabody and Lexington, Mass., High 

In Modern Language Publications for April, 
Mr. Robert Withington has an article on "The 
Letters of Charlotte : An Antidote to Werther's 

Prof. Ham addressed the New England Mod- 
ern Language Association in Boston at M.I.T. on 
"Notes and Vocabularies in Elementary Texts," 
Saturday, May 4. 

Cfje Hi&tarp Catile 

The American Undergraduate by Clayton Sedg- 
wick Cooper : ( The Century Magazine — Janu- 
ary to May, 1912). 

Clayton Sedgwick Cooper's American Under- 
graduate papers must be regarded as a very valu- 
able addition to the truly multitudinous works 
that have been written of late about the American 
college student. As a matter of fact so much has 
been written and in such a tone that American un- 
dergraduates generally are becoming very frank- 
ly tired of being dissected and analyzed up hill 
and down dale. We are tired of being called im- 
mature; we are tired of old men and magazine 
articles that flaunt our immaturity in our faces. 
We are perfectly conscious of it and we can't help 
it. The Cooper articles, however, are not written 
in that vein at all. Strange as it may seem to the 
world at large, a great many of the things that we 
do are very serious and vital to us, and we are 
glad to find them discussed by a man like Clayton 

Sedgwick Cooper. We realize, as we cannot help 
realizing, that we are becoming a bit of a problem 
to the world — Clayton Sedgwick Cooper realizes 
it, too — and when a man writes at any length to- 
day regarding the American undergraduate he is 
pretty sure to touch things that are very close to 
our hearts. Accordingly, the Cooper articles do 
touch things that are close to our hearts — ath- 
letics, undergraduate society, college journalism, 
to say nothing of college work itself, and all these 
resolve themselves into one big question, distin- 
guished not only by a question mark but also by a 
flaming danger mark — Are undergraduate activi- 
ties absorbing the American undergraduate? 

Are undergraduate activities absorbing the 
American undergraduate? If they are not Clay- 
ton Sedgwick Cooper does not see any reason why 
not. He deals with the question very patiently 
and very thoroughly, however, looking at the mat- 
ter from all points of view, and in every case 
where there is any possible doubt he gives the 
"activities" the benefit of that doubt. 

It is absolutely impossible to give here anything 
like an adequate review of the Cooper articles. 
There are five of them and every one should be 
read carefully and consciously by every under- 
graduate who at any time has a serious thought. 
There is one sentence in the concluding article 
that is worthy of consideration — especially when 
one is given to wonder what, after all, he is likely 
to get out of his college course. It is this — "Col- 
lege training must give a man permanent ideal- 
ism." Clayton Sedgwick Cooper believes thor- 
oughly that the American undergraduate should 
work with that end of "permanent idealism" con- 
stantly in view. 


Tues., 7. — College Tea 3 :30-5 .-30. 

Wed., 8.— Baseball : Beta Theta Pi vs. Delta Kap- 
Baseball : Zeta Psi vs. Psi Upsilon. 
pa Epsilon. 

Thurs., 9. — Meeting Deutscher Verein. 

Baseball : Phi Chi vs. Alpha Kappa Kappa. 
Northfield Lecture, Hubbard Hall, 7:30. 
Central Committee, Beta Theta Pi House 

Fri., 10. — Baseball: Maine vs. Bowdoin, Whit- 
tier Field 3 130. 

Sat., 11. — Maine Intercollegiate Track Meet, 
Whittier Field. 

Mon., 13. — Freshman-Sophomore Debate, Hub- 
bard Hall. 

Baseball: Kappa Sigma vs. Alpha Delta Phi. 
Commencement and Prize Essays due. 

Tues., 14. — Baseball : Delta Upsilon vs. Zeta Psi. 



Sntercollegiate jRotes 

Plans are being discussed by the Tufts Student 
Council in regard to a trip of the student body to 
Portland on May 24-25 at which time Bowdoin 
and Tufts meet in baseball. If this plan should 
be carried through the Tufts men will come to 
Portland on the night boat Friday, May 24, stay 
in Portland during the day, and return after the 
game on the night boat Saturday. It is hoped that 
this plan may be carried out successfully as it has 
been done before in connection with football 

Construction of the building for the Columbia 
School of Journalism will be begun in April and 
completed by the summer of 1913. The school 
will be opened in temporary quarters next fall. 

Walter Camp is strongly in favor of retaining 
the hammer throw in collegiate athletic compe- 

Brown is engaged in an effort to add a million 
dollars to the endowment fund. 

The Athletic Board of Brown University has 
voted to abolish basketball. 

By vote of the Harvard Student Council, all 
cheering intended in any way to rattle the oppos- 
ing players is to be done away with. 

The geology class at St. Louis University spent 
two months in the Rocky Mountains last summer. 

Two large buildings, one a museum and dental 
department, the other a graduate school, will be 
erected at the University of Pennsylvania, com- 
plete by the fall of 1913. 

The Williams Record is now published three 
times a week instead of two. Monday, Thursday, 
and Saturday are its publication days. 

Yale's Athletic Committee has recommended 
the expenditure of $1,000,000 for improveemnts 
on the athletic field of the university. The recom- 
mendations include : Football stadium, $400,000 ; 
baseball stadium, $200,000; track stand, $100,000. 

alumni Department 

'54. — The class and college mates of Hon. John 
O. Robinson will regret to learn that he died in 
Seattle, Wash., April 9, as a result of a stroke of 

Mr. Robinson, the son of Capt. Richard Robin- 
son, was born in Thomaston, Me., July 7, 1831. 
After attending the schools of that town he came 
to Bowdoin, graduating in 1854. Together with 
his college friend, the late Chief Justice Fuller, 
he was a member of the old Chi Psi Fraternity. 

Having studied law and been admitted to the 
bar, Mr. Robinson practiced first in his native 
town, and then in Pennsylvania, where he was at- 
torney for a coal mining company. Later he re- 

turned to Thomaston, where he practiced with his 
brother-in-law, the late Hon. A. P. Gould, and 
with Hon. J. E. Moore, and at a later time with 
Hon. Fred Rice Rowell, his office being in Rock- 
land. Mr. Rowell and Mr. Robinson set up an of- 
fice in Seattle in 1889, where the latter practiced 
until he retired sometime before his death. Mr. 
Robinson had seen Maine only once since he left 
for Seattle. 

This son of Bowdoin was a sound and able law- 
yer — one of the best. He also possessed that de- 
sirable faculty of making hosts of friends. Mr. 
Robinson held several political positions on the 
Democratic ticket, being twice county attorney of 
Knox. The funeral was held April 1 1 at the But- 
terworth Chapel, Seattle. He is survived by a 
wife, a daughter, and a son. 

'62. — Rev. S. W. Pearson is now in a very criti- 
cal condition as the result of a fall from a train 
on April 25th. Mr. Pearson is now feeling as 
well as can be expected, although his condition is 

'72. — Herbert M. Heath has announced his can- 
didacy for the Republican nomination for Sena- 
tor. He opened his campaign in Brunswick under 
the auspices of the Bowdoin Republican Club last 

'00. — Joseph C. Pearson is now at his home in 
Brunswick, being called here by the illness of his 

'01. — Donald F. Snow has announced his can- 
didacy for nomination for County Attorney on the 
Republican ticket in Penobscot County. 

'09. — Rev. Fred V. Stanley has accepted a call 
to the Old South Congregational Church in Hal- 

In the annual report of the Carnegie Founda- 
tion two of the nine exchange teachers sent to 
Germany under the auspices of the Foundation 
are Bowdoin graduates. These are Edgar Kaharl 
'99, formerly principal of Brunswick High 
School, and John W. Leydon '07, formerly a 
teacher in Worcester Academy. 


June 26 to August 6, 1912. 
Offers college courses for students to make up 
conditions in the following subjects: 
ChemiBtry, Domestic Science, Economics and Soci- 
ology, Education, English, French, German, History 
Latin, Manual Training, Mathematics and Astron- 
omy, and Physics. 

Advanced courses in these subjects may a!so be 
taken to count toward a degree. 

For circular address. 
Robert J. Aley, President, Orono, Maine 





The Bowdoin entries for the New England 
Meet to be held Saturday, May 18, at Springfield, 
Mass., are as follows : 

ioo yd. Dash — Cole '12, Hinch '13, McKenney 
'12, Roberts '15, Walker '13. 

120 yd. Hurdles — C. Brown '14, L. Donohue 
'14, Houghton '15, Jones '13, McFarland (Med.). 

440 yd. Run — Adams '12, Emery '13, Gray '12, 
Haskell '13, Hinch '13, Marr '14. 

1 Mile Run — Emery '13, Hall '13. 

2 Mile Run — Hall '13, Tarbox '14. 

220 yd. Hurdles — Cole '12, Hinch '13, McKen- 
ney '12, Roberts '15, Walker '13. 

880 yd. Run — Emery '13, Marr '14, Timberlake 
'12, Wilson '12. 

Shot Put — Faulkner '15. 

High Jump — C. Brown '14, Faulkner '15, W. 
Greene '13, Houghton '15. 

Hammer Throw — A. Lewis '15, Simpson '12. 

Broad Jump — C. Brown '14, Cole '12, Faulkner 
'15, Floyd '15, McFarland (Med.). 

Discus Throw — Driscoll (Med.), Parkhurst '13. 



After a week of steady rain and fog, the day of 
the big meet dawned with scarcely a cloud in the 
sky. By ten o'clock, when the first of the trial 
events began, the track at Whittier Field was in 
good condition, and by the afternoon it was in 
perfect condition for a record-breaking meet. In 
the morning the crowd numbered about 1500, in- 
cluding practically the entire student body of each 
of the Maine colleges. All through the day every 
section was the cheering-section, while four bands 
did their best to swell the general uproar. In the 
afternoon the crowd numbered over 2000, the 
grandstand and bleachers being full to overflow- 

In the first trial heat of the 440-yard dash, 
Haskell of Bowdoin and Thompson of Bates ran 
a close race, but in the finals Charlie clearly 
showed his superiority over all comers in a splen- 
did race, defeating Thompson by over ten yards. 
Although he won his heat in the trials, because 
of a wrenched tendon Captain Bob Cole was un- 
able to figure in the 220-yard dash, but he fought 

a game, gritty fight right through to the end. 

Alton Lewis earned a place for his name on the 
new Wing Cup by defeating both Bailey and 
Shepherd of Maine in the hammer throw with a 
heave of 123 feet, 9% inches. 

Four State records and one New England rec- 
ord were beaten and one State record was tied. 
In the 120-yard hurdles Blanchard of Bates made 
a new record of 16 seconds flat. In the shot put 
Shepard of Bates broke Bert Morrill's record 
with a put of 42 feet, 234 inches. Rogers of 
Maine broke his own record in the pole vault with 
a vault of 11 feet, 6 inches. Gove of Bates broke 
his own and the New England record in the discus 
throw with a throw of 125 feet, 6y$ inches. Nar- 
dini of Colby equaled the record of 22 1-5 seconds 
in the 220-yard dash. 

Maine lost her chance of winning the meet 
when Deering of Bates won the half-mile and 
Gove of Bates defeated Shepherd of Maine for 
second place in the shot put by only % of an inch. 
In the final results Bates led with forty-three 
points, Maine second with thirty-nine points, 
Colby third with twenty-six points, and Bowdoin 
fourth with eighteen points. Nardini was the 
highest point winner with fifteen points. 

The great success of the meet, which was han- 
dled in a way which could not be improved upon, 
was due to the efforts of Manager Cedric Crowell. 
There was not a hitch at any time during the con- 
test, things going so smoothly that the events in 
the afternoon were completed in less than two 


Trials — First heat won by Nardini, Colby ; sec- 
ond, Baker, Bates; time, 102-5 seconds. Second 
heat won by J. H. McKenney, Bowdoin; second, 
Deering, Maine ; time, 10 3-5 seconds. Third heat 
won by Nevers, Bates; second, Good, Colby; 
time, 10 1-5 seconds. 

Finals — Won by Nardini, Colby; second, Deer- 
ing, Maine; third, Nevers, Bates; time, 10 1-5 


Trials — First heat won by Cole, Bowdoin; sec- 
ond, Baker, Bates ; time, 22 3-5 seconds. Second 
heat won by Nardini, Colby; second, Deering, 
Maine ; time, 22 4-5 seconds. Third heat won by 



Nevers, Bates; second, Lord, Colby; time, 23 1-5 


Finals — First, Nardini, Colby; second, Deering, 
Maine; third, Nevers, Bates; time, 22 1-5 sec- 
onds. (Equals records. ) 


Trials — First heat won by Blanchard, Bates; 
second, Hill, Colby; time, 17 seconds. Second 
heat won by Woodman, Bates; second, Wash- 
burn, Maine; time, 163-5 seconds. Third heat 
won by Farnsworth, Colby; second, Bartlett, 
Bates; time, 164-5 seconds. 

Semi-finals — Washburn defeated Hill and qual- 
ified for finals; time, 17 1-5 seconds. 

Finals — First, Blanchard, Bates ; second, Wood- 
man, Bates; third, Farnsworth, Colby; time, 16 
seconds. (New record.) 


Trials — First heat won by Blanchard, Bates; 
second, Morse, Maine; time, 27 seconds. Second 
heat won by Royal, Colby; second, St. Onge, 
Maine; time, 274-5 seconds. Third heat won by 
Woodman, Bates; second, Houghton, Bowdoin; 
time, 28 seconds. 

Semi-finals — Won by Morse, Maine; second, 
St. Onge, Maine; time, 273-5 seconds. 

Finals — First, Blanchard, Bates ; second, Wood- 
man, Bates ; third, Royal Colby ; time, 25 2-5 sec- 


Trials — First heat won by Haskell, Bowdoin; 
second, Thompson, Bates; third Littlefield, 
Maine ; time, 54 seconds. Second heat won by 
Huston, Bates; second, Bowen, Colby; third, 
.'Skolfield, Maine; time, 54 3-5 seconds. 

Finals — First, Haskell, Bowdoin; second, 
Thompson, Bates; third, Skolfield, Maine; time, 
.52 4-5 seconds. 


Won by Deering, Bates; second, Morris, 
Maine ; third, Cates, Colby ; time, 2 minutes, 4 2-5 
; seconds. 


First, Towner, Maine; second, Houghton, 
Maine; third, Hall, Bowdoin; time, 4 minutes, 
322-5 seconds. 


First, Power, Maine; second, Hall, Bowdoin; 
third, Hosmer, Maine; time, 10 minutes, 72-5 


Running High Jump — Qualified: Kempton and 
Drake, Bates; Herrick and Wood, Colby; Wor- 
den, Maine; height, 5 ft. 4 in. Finals: First, Her- 
rick, Colby, 5 ft. 8 inches; second, Worden, 
Maine, 5 ft. 6 in. ; third, tie between Kempton and 
Drake, both of Bates, 5 ft. 5 in. 

Running Broad Jump — Qualified: Nardini, Col- 
by; Floyd, Bowdoin; Faulkner, Bowdoin; C. A. 
Brown, Bowdoin; Reed, Colby. Finals: First, 
Nardini, Colby, 21 ft. 3 j| in. ; second, Faulkner, 
Bowdoin, 21 ft. 2% in.; third, Floyd, Bowdoin, 20 
ft. %y 2 in. 

Pole Vault — Qualified: Rogers and Thomas of 
Maine ; Chase and F. P. McKenney of Bowdoin, 
and Herrick of Colby. Finals: First, Rogers, 
Maine, 11 ft. 6 in.; second, Herrick, Colby, 10 ft. 
6 in.; third, Thomas, Maine, 10 ft. (New rec- 

Sixteen-Pound Shot Put — Qualified: Shepard 
and Gove of Bates; Shepherd, Maine; Faulkner 
and Kern, Bowdoin. Finals: First. Shepard, 
Bates, 42 ft. 2% i n - ; second, Gove, Bates, 39 ft. 
1 1 J4 in.; third, Shepherd, Maine, 39 ft. iojMs in. 
(New record.) 

Sixteen-Pound Hammer Throw — Qualified: H. 
A. Lewis and Simpson, Bowdoin; Bailey and 
Shepherd, Maine ; Tibbetts, Colby. Finals : First, 
H. A. Lewis, Bowdoin, 123 ft. §]A, in. ; second, 
Bailey, Maine, 116 ft. 5^4 m - ; third, Shepherd, 
Maine, 115 ft. $y 2 in. 

Discus Throw — Qualified: Gove, Shepard, and 
Leavitt, Bates ; Shepherd, Maine ; Tibbetts, Colby. 
Finals: First, Gove, Bates, 125 ft. 6y% in.; sec- 
ond, Shepard, Bates, 117 ft. 4^ in.; third, 
Shepherd, Maine, 116 ft. 1% in. (New record.) 


Dr. Whittier has just announced the ten men in 
college who have passed the highest strength 
tests this year in the physical examinations given 
to all men who take part in athletics, to all new 
students and to any others who desire examina- 
tions. The ten strongest men in the Freshman 
Class are also announced. The strength tests 
which are given to compute the total strength are 
the lungs, back, legs, upper arms and forearms. 
In reckoning the strength of the upper arms both 
dips and pull-up or chinning are given, the num- 
ber of times each is done is added, multiplied into 
the weight of the individual, and divided by 10. 
In computing the strength of the forearms, each 
arm is tested separately by the strength of grip, 
and the results of each are added. The physical 
examinations are given according to the system 
arranged by Dr. Dudley A. Sargent of Harvard. 
The results are as follows : 

ii> Frank Arthur Smith '12: Strength of 
Lungs, 26; Strength of Back, 240; Strength of 
Legs, 430; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 14; 
Pull-ups, 14, 218.4; Strength of Forearms, Right, 
67; Left, 63, 130; Total Strength, 1044.4. 

2. George Craigin Kern '12 : Strength of 
Lungs, 39; Strength of Back, 190; Strength of 




Legs, 440; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 22, 
Pull-ups, 11, 247.5; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 
63, Left 62, 125; Total Strength, 1041.5. 

3. Henry Levenseller Hall '14: Strength of 
Lungs, 35; Strength of Back, 150; Strength of 
Legs, 530; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 11, 
Pull-ups, 11, 166.5; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 

58, Left, 50, 108; Total Strength, 989.5. 

4. Jesse Hamilton McKenney '12: Strength of 
Lungs, 26; Strength of Back, 145; Strength of 
Legs, 400; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 16, 
Pull-ups, 18, 208; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 
45, Left, 44, 89 ; Total Strength, 878. 

5. Robert Thomas Weatherill '14: Strength of 
Lungs, 20 ; Strength of Back, 190 ; Strength of 
Legs, 370; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 12, 
Pull-ups, 14, 187.2; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 
52, Left, 51, 103; Total Strength, 870.2. 

6. John Lawrence Hurley '12: Strength of 
Lungs, 19; Strength of Back, 180; Strength of 
Legs, 390; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 11, 
Pull-ups, 11, 164.6; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 
56, Left, 47, 103; Total Strength, 856.6. 

7. Lewis Turner Brown '14: Strength of 
Lungs, 35 ; Strength of Back, 180 ; Strength of 
Legs, 340; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 14, 
Pull-ups, 14, 182; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 
55, Left, 50, 105 ; Total Strength, 842. 

8. Ermond Sylvester '14: Strength of Lungs, 
23; Strength of Back, 210; Strength of Legs, 
300; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 12, Pull-ups, 
12, 172; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 63, Left, 
60, 123; Total Strength, 828. 

9. Gordon Pierce Floyd '15: Strength of 
Lungs, 17; Strength of Back, 140; Strength of 
Legs, 410; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 8, 
Pull-ups, 14, 157.9; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 
50, Left, 47, 97; Total Strength, 821.9. 

10. Bryant Edward Moulton '13: Strength of 
Lungs, 27; Strength of Back, 200; Strength of 
Legs, 310; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 12, 
Pull-ups, 12, 168.7; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 

59, Left, 57, 116; Total Strength, 821.7. 


1. Gordon Pierce Floyd: Strength of Lungs, 
17; Strength of Back, 140; Strength of Legs, 410; 
Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 8, Pull-ups, 14, 
157.9; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 50, Left, 47, 
97; Total Strength, 821.9. 

2. Harry Peter Faulkner : Strength of Lungs, 
29; Strength of Back, 150; Strength of Legs, 350; 
Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 14, Pull-ups, 10, 
173.7; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 59, Left, 49, 
108; Total Strength, 810.7. 

3. Philip Sidney Smith : Strength of Lungs, 
19; Strength of Back, 150; Strength of Legs, 335; 
Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 14, Pull-ups, 16, 

195.3; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 58, Left, 50, 
108; Total Strength, 807.3. 

4. Charles Frederick Houghton: Strength of 
Lungs, 16; Strength of Back, 180; Strength of 
Legs, 370 ; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 6, Pull- 
ups, 10, 1 14.5; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 56, 
Left, 49, 105 ; Total Strength, 785.5. 

5. Manning Coe Moulton : Strength of Lungs, 
31 ; Strength of Back, 175 ; Strength of Legs, 310; 
Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 10, Pull-ups, 8, 
145; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 60, Left, 63, 
123; Total Strength, 784. 

6. Harold McNeil Somers : Strength of Lungs, 
15; Strength of Back, 160; Strength of Legs, 345; 
Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 15, Pull-ups, 10, 
159.5; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 51, Left, 52, 
103 ; Total Strength, 782. 

7. Francis Paul McKenney: Strength of 
Lungs, 18; Strength of Back, 125; Strength of 
Legs, 370; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 15, 
Pull-ups, 13, 160.7; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 
43, Left, 45, 88; Total Strength, 761.7. 

8. Herbert Alton Lewis: Strength of Lungs, 
12; Strength of Back, 180; Strength of Legs, 330; 
Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 8, Pull-ups, 8, 
129.6; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 46, Left, 52, 
98; Total Strength, 749.6. 

9. Daniel Weston Rodick : Strength of Lungs, 
20; Strength of Back, 180; Strength of Legs, 300; 
Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 9, Pull-ups, 9, 
127.4; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 59, Left, 56, 
115; Total Strength, 742.4. 

10. Charles Carr Morrison: Strength of 
Lungs, 18.5; Strength of Back, 155; Strength of 
Legs, 325; Strength of Upper Arms, Dips, 9, 
Pull-ups, 11, 130; Strength of Fore-arms, Right, 
52, Left, 45, 97; Total Strength, 725.5. 

Maynard H. Kuhn and Max V. McKinnon of 
the Freshman Class also have strength records of 
over 700. It is interesting to note that McKenney 
'12 and McKenney '15 and Moulton '13 and Moul- 
ton '15 are brothers. 

The strength tests are reckoned in kilograms. 


The feature of the game was a fast triple play 
for the Non-Frats, by Grierson, Merrill, Lewis, 
and Verrill, which was very timely as it pulled 
that team out of a bad hole. A heavy mist made 
fast pitching or fielding impossible. The game 
was called at the end of the sixth in time for 


Kappa Sigma 4 1 2 1 6 4—18 10 4 

Non-Fraternity o 8 8 1 1 — 18 14 5 

Batteries : Hoit and Willett; Grieson and Lewis. 
Umpire, Bull. 



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Vol. XLII. 

MAY 14, 1912 No. 6 

Bowdoin fought and lost. It 
A Hopeful Defeat was the first defeat that the 

College has suffered on Whit- 
tier Field. We believe that it will be the last. 
For in spite of the score, there were a number of 
circumstances which promise a different result in 
the years to come. Bowdoin found after the meet 
at Waterville last year that she must develop a 
wholly new team and this year's record represents 
the beginning of the development. Of the five 
Bowdoin point winners in the meet Saturday, only 
one took a place in the contest at Waterville last 
year. Every man who 'won a point Saturday is 
an underclassman. Coach Fish Marsh has had 
the work of training new men to win places and 
that is a slow process under any circumstances. 
But the way in which he has brought out the abil- 
ity of the men gives assurance that he can start 
with eighteen points next year and build upward. 
The points won by Bowdoin were taken by the 
Junior and Freshman classes, each contributing 
nine points to the total. The College should be 
particularly encouraged by the showing of the 
Freshmen, for it knows of the consistent hard 
work on their part and is proud of their first year 

There was plenty of Bowdoin Spirit displayed 
on the field and in the stand. One of the most 
stirring examples of pluck was given in the final 
of the 220-yard dash when Bob Cole, the fighting 
captain of the team, who was crippled by a 
wrenched tendon, struggled desperately for the 
whole length of the dash to gain a place among 
the winners. And there were many of the squad 
who proved by their work that with another year's 
practice they will develop into point winners. 

Bowdoin has gone through the harrowing expe- 
rience of two defeats in succession while a new 
team is being developed. But the College, though 
cast down at the memory of the first defeat on 
Whittier Field, may give its admiration and will 
give its support to a team which fought for all 
there was in it and will fight. 

Among the recent contests 
Welch's Victory m which representatives of 

Bowdoin have engaged, none 
has been attended with a result more pleasing to 
the College than the New England Intercollegiate 
Oratorical Contest. The victory of Arthur Dee- 
han Welch following upon that of Earl Baldwin 
Smith last year has given Bowdoin first place in 
two of the three contests held. To be able to win 
from the men entered by Amherst, Brown, Wes- 
leyan, and Williams speaks well for the ability of 
the Bowdoin representative and his coach. The 
Orient wishes to congratulate them in the name 
of the College. 



Bowdoin was well represented at the annual 
meeting of the Congregational Conference and 
Missionary Society of Maine which took place at 
the Church on the Hill last week. Among the 
speakers were : Rev. Charles H. Cutler, D.D , of 
the class of '91, who delivered a conference s:r- 
mon, Tuesday evening; Rev. Alexander P. Mc- 
donald '81, who discussed the Maine Sea Coast 
Mission; Rev. Daniel Evans, D.D., of the Class 
of '90, now a professor at the Andover Theologi- 
cal Seminary, who had as a topic "The Task of 
the Church in an Age of Unrest ;" and President 
Hyde who spoke on "The Birth-right of the 

Among the delegates from the churches were 
the following men : Rev. John M. Wathan '92, of 
Biddeford; Rev. Nathaniel Flint Allard '91, of 
Fryeburg; Rev. Herbert L. McCann '93, of Deer- 
ing; Rev. Robert L. Sheaf '94, of Newcastle; Rev. 
Langdon Quimby '95, of Gardiner; Rev. Oscar 
W. Peterson '06, of Brownfield; and Rev. Willard 
S. Bass '96, of Wilton. 



The following Bowdoin men were elected offi- 
cers : Rev. Henry S. Noyes '91, Clerk; Rev. 
George A. Merrill, Assistant Clerk; and Rev. H. 
W. Webb '90, a director. President Hyde was 
appointed Interdenominational Commissioner. 


A committee of the members of Phi Beta Kap- 
pa, Alpha of Maine, connected with Bowdoin, is 
trying to raise an endowment fund of five thou- 
sand dollars for the chapter. This fund would 
make a permanent endowment, the income of 
which would pay most of the chapter expenses 
and would also probably allow the chapter to hold 
public meetings in the winter time, as was for- 
merly the custom, in addition to the regular an- 
nual meeting at Commencement time. A letter 
has recently been sent out to the alumni and gen- 
erous contributions to the endowment are already 
coming in. The committee in charge of the work 
of raising the endowment is composed of Profes- 
sors Henry L. Chapman, Frank E. Woodruff, 
William A. Moody, George T. Files, and Kenneth 
C. M. Sills. 


Hon. Herbert M. Heath opened his campaign 
for United States Senator, in Memorial Hall, 
Monday, May 6. After explaining his reasons 
for choosing Bowdoin as the place for his opening- 
speech and outlining the method he intended to 
pursue, that of a direct appeal to the people on a 
definite platform rather than personality, he 
talked informally about the live issues of the na- 
tional campaign. He dealt mainly with the trust 
problem and its relation to the tariff, the high cost 
of living, and the unequal distribution of wealth. 
His exposition of the workings of the Sherman 
law was very clear, logical and extremely inter- 
esting from the standpoint of the student of eco- 
nomics as well as the practical politician. His 
speech was interspersed with references to his 
college days at Bowdoin and other humorous ex- 
periences of his early life. A large and enthusias- 
tic audience was in attendance. 


Through the pages of the New York Times 
Owen Johnson, author of Stover at Yale, makes 
the following prize offer: "Believing that a mut- 
ual knowledge of the merits and defects of the 
social systems in vogue at the various colleges, as 
well as the arguments pro and con, would be of 
larger public interest and service, I should like to 
propose a competition for the best constructive 
plan for the social organization of a university or 

college. I shall be very glad to offer a prize of 
$150 for that paper which shall be adjudged the 
best submitted by an undergraduate, and $100 for 
the best paper from a graduate. 

"There will be not the slightest limitation to the 
nature of the plan submitted, except of its possible 
effectiveness in the safeguarding of education and 

"I hope that strong papers may be submitted in 
behalf of all existing systems, (with suggested 
improvements in the matter of detail), and that 
equally there may be plans submitted for an en- 
tirely different system of division, as well as plans 
that would argue for no systems at all. 

"The manuscripts should be submitted in type- 
written form and signed by a nom de guerre, the 
real name being inclosed in a separate envelope. 
In any case where, for obvious reasons, a contrib- 
utor does not desire to reveal his identity, his 
preference will be considered, even in the event 
of his winning the prize. 

"The competition will close June 2, and the an- 
nouncement of the winners will be made in the 
Sunday Times of June 9. 

"I am glad to announce that the Hon. Otto T. 
Bannard, Mr. Norman Hapgood, and Prof. Henry 
Fairfield Osborn have generously contributed 
their services and will act as a jury. 

"From time to time, as the answers warrant it, 
The Times will publish them during the progress 
of the competition." 


Acting under recommendation from the chair- 
man of the committee on grounds and buildings, 
the Student Council at its meeting last week voted 
to prohibit the posting of all bills, posters, and no- 
tices on the trees of the campus. According to 
the provisions of the constitution, the vacancy on 
the Council left by Wilson, who has left College, 
has been filled by the next highest man in the vot- 
ing at last year's Spring election, Leland G. 
Means '12. 

Owing to a misunderstanding the Deutscher 
Verein did not meet last Thursday evening as 

The Joint meeting of the Orient and Quill 
Boards was held last Thursday afternoon to con- 
sider the plan for union of the business manage- 
ment of the two Boards formulated by a commit- 
tee from the Student Council. All the derails 
were not discussed and another meeting will be 
held this afternoon to act definitely upon the mat 
ter. It will undoubtedly meet with the unqualified 
approval of the two organizations. 

4 6 


©n t&e Campus 

Bob Bisbee '03 was on the campus last Wednes- 

All kinds of grads were on the campus Satur- 
day to see the Big Meet. 

Think what would have happened if "Dean 
Morss" hadn't been on hand to manage the meet 
ior us. 

No more "Fight, fight, fight!" Never mind, 
T)aseball can now occupy the editorial writer's at- 

Hon. F. A. Fisher '81, W. M. Emery '89, and 
the Rev. C. B. Emerson '04 were on the campus 
last week. 

The Student Council has decided to hold week- 
ly "sings" and band concerts during the rest of 
the year. Here is a good chance to learn our new 
songs and get together for a good Bowdoin time. 

A large part of the student body with the 191 1 
baseball management as stellar performers com- 
bined with the Downing Stock Co. in producing 
Dora Thome last Saturday evening in the Town 
Hall. Link Colby also took part. 

The title for this year's Pray English Prize Es- 
say is "The Humor of Falstaff." 

Manuscripts are to be left at Professor Chap- 
man's house before June 20 ; each is to bear a fic- 
titious name, and to be accompanied by a sealed 
envelope bearing the fictitious name outside and 
enclosing the writer's real name. No manuscript 
shall exceed five thousand words in length. 

Le Nouvelliste, a newspaper printed in the 
French language has made its appearance in 
Brunswick journalistic fields. The new paper is 
four pages in size and contains numerous depart- 
ments aside from locals and general news. It is 
stated that it will be independent in politics. 

Jupiter Pluvius played an important part in the 
athletic events last week. The heavy rain pre- 
vented Bowdoin and Maine baseball teams meet- 
ing on Whittier Field Friday and the showers all 
of last week prevented the playing off of the pre- 
liminary rounds in the College tennis tournament. 
It is requested by the manager that all matches be 
played off as soon as possible in order that the 
team may be picked and an opportunity given 
them for practice. 

axHiti) tbe jFacultp 

Robert Withington had a signed article in the 
Boston Globe, May 12. 

Mrs. Paul Nixon entertained before the Colby 
game Saturday, May 4, with a luncheon for Mrs. 
Lunt and Mrs. Atkinson of Chicago. 

At the last review of the Freshman Class three 

majors and two minor warnings were issued. 
Two of the majors issued two weeks ago have 
been brought down to minors. 

Dean Sills represented Bowdoin at the meeting 
of the administrative officers of the New England 
colleges at Dartmouth last Wednesday and 
Thursday. He also attended a meeting of the 
New England College Entrance Certificate Board 
in Boston Friday. 

The examining committee of the Boards of 
Trustees and Overseers visited the College the 
first of last week, spending two days visiting reci- 
tations and college exercises. The members of 
the committee are : Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain 
of Portland, Judge Frederic A. Fisher of Lowell, 
Mass., Judge Addison E. Herrick of Bethel, Rev. 
Edgar M. Cousins of Old Town, and Alpheus 
Sanford of Boston. 

Campaign in tbe Colleges 

In an article in the Independent for March 21, 
President Jacob G. Schurman of Cornell Univer- 
sity discusses "The Republican Presidential Nom- 
ination." He predicts that President Taft, a Pro- 
gressive Republican in the true sense of the word, 
will triumph over ex-President Roosevelt, the ex- 
ponent of Radicalism and Caesarism. 

In the straw vote taken at the New York Uni- 
versity under the direction of the Department of 
Journalism, the results were as follows : 

First choice: Roosevelt, 486; Taft, 456; Wil- 
son, 209; Debs, 66; LaFollette, 56; Clark, 51; 
Harmon, 40 ; Hughes, 33 ; Gaynor, 25 ; Under- 
wood, 17; Bryan, 8; C. E. Russell, 8; Brandeis 
and Berger, 2 each, and Hearst, 1. 

Second choice: Taft, 318; Wilson, 293; Roose- 
velt, 209; LaFollette, 135; Gaynor, 66; Under- 
wood, 52; Clark, 49; Hughes, 29; Harmon, 27; 
Debs, 9; C. E. Russell, 9; and Berger, 6. 

The total of votes cast for first and second 
choice causes the order of the leaders to change 
to Taft, Roosevelt, and Wilson. 

Among the faculty, Wilson and Taft were the 

A course of lectures in practical politics is be- 
ing given at New York University. 

Taft, Roosevelt, Harmon, LaFollette, Clark, 
and Bryan was the order in which the Trinity un- 
dergraduates voted. Taft polled yj votes to 
Roosevelt's 70. 

Statistics supplied by the Yale News show that 
in a straw ballot taken in the principal universi- 
ties of the country, Roosevelt has a total of 2324 
votes to the 1649 for Wilson, his nearest rival. 
Taft is third. 

A Taft Club was organized last week at Brown. 



Roosevelt, Clark, and Bryan is the way the 
vote went at Bucklin High School, Kansas. Taft 
got three votes. 

Amherst students cheered Taft wildly when 
his picture was thrown on the screen at a lecture 
recently. Roosevelt was cheered, too, but not 
with so much vim. 

Tues., 14. — Orient and Quill Boards, Deutscher 

Verein 5 P. M. 

Baseball: Delta Upsilon vs. Zeta Psi. 

Readings from Thackeray, Hubbard Hall. — 
Professor Davis. 
Wed., 15. — Baseball: U. of Maine vs. Bowdoin at 


Baseball : Beta Theta Pi vs. Phi Chi. 
Thurs., 16. — Baseball: Non-Fraternity vs. Psi Up- 
Fri., 17. — Delta Upsilon House Party. 

Baseball : Alpha Kappa Kappa vs. Delta Kap- 
pa Epsilon. 

Trials, New England Meet at Springfield. 
Sat., 18. — Finals, New England Meet at Spring- 

Thesis of 1875 Prize in American History 
Mon., 20. — Trials, Alexander Prize Speaking. 

Good Government Club Meets. 

Baseball : Bowdoin vs. Maine at Whittier 
Field 3 :30. 
Tues., 21. — Baseball: Non-Fraternity vs. Theta 

Delta Chi. 

antercollegiate Jftotes 

Two hundred men reported for track at the 
University of Pennsylvania at the first call for 
candidates. This is the largest squad in years. 

A Socialist Club has been organized at Brown. 

''Next Saturday is Mother's Day at the Pi Beta 
Phi House," says the Daily Kansan. "Thirty- 
three mothers are expected." 

For the second time in succession a Radcliffe 
girl has won the Craig Prize of $250 for the best 
play written by a Harvard or a Radcliffe student. 
"The Production of the Mill," the winning play, 
will be staged by the donor of the prize at his 
opera house in Boston. 

Syracuse University will set a precedent next 
fall by maintaining a reserve football squad; The 
athletic governing board recently took the step to 
form a reserve team that will take the place of 
the second and third teams of the school and will 
rank in form almost even with the first team. A 
different set of signals and plays will be used and 

as the opportunity presents itself they will be 
tried out against the first team. 

The annual gymnastic "Circus" held at Syra- 
cuse recently netted the Athletic Association 

The University of Kansas has an annual inter- 
fraternity debate. The subject of this year's de- 
bate will be this : "Resolved : That high schools 
should be reorganized to extend over six years, in 
order to provide an adequate vocational training 
and guidance." 

Pledges aggregating $1,200,000 have been se- 
cured at Harvard for the construction of a set of 
Freshman dormitories. The buildings will con- 
sist of twelve wings facing the Charles River. 
Each tenant will be provided with a parlor in 
which to receive his friends. Shower baths, 
tennis courts, a large common room, and a dining 
hall are also included in the plans. 

An Irish banquet was held at the University of 
Minnesota in honor of St. Patrick. 

An Interfraternity Tennis Tournament is now 
being played at Tulane University at New Or- 

Harvard University has just received an im- 
portant bequest in the form of a high-tension 
electrical laboratory, which is expected to out- 
rank everything else of its kind in the world. A 
transformer will be constructed which will be able 
to deliver an alternating current at 1,000,000 
volts, a far higher voltage than has heretofore 
been possible. The direct current supplied will 
be at 100,000 volts. 

Wesleyan has adopted a rule forbidding any 
one to play on the 'Varsity teams until after six 
months' residence in college. 

The committee has disposed of 29,000 seats for 
the Olympic games, and an additional 10,000 seats 
will be erected. 

More than fifty men have reported for Fresh- 
man baseball practice at Princeton. 

The trustees and faculty of Yale have finally 
voted to accept the semester plan instead of hav- 
ing the academic year divided into terms. The 
new system will go into effect in 1913-1914. 

The members of the Senior Class at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin are just at present divided 
into "hell" and "anti-hell" factions. One group, 
led by a new president followed mostly by girls, 
favors the elimination of "hell" from the class 

A new pipe organ has been given to Harvard 
University by a donor whose name will be made 
public later. The organ will be a large four- 
manual instrument. 

Basketball has just been dropped at George- 
town University. 



A new set of rowing machines of the most im- 
proved type has been installed recently in Colum- 
bia Gymnasium. The new arrangement provides 
for a system which forces the men to row to- 
gether, with a dial that informs the coach as soon 
as any member of the crew is out of time. 

The Institute of Technology has finally ac- 
quired the land in Cambridge on which it is to 
erect its new buildings. 

The Fencing Club of the University of Penn- 
sylvania has put out a broad sword team this 

Dr. Lyman Abbot was voted to be the most pop- 
ular speaker who has been in Yale's pulpit this 

Three new university buildings have been com- 
pleted at the University of Cincinnati, at a cost of 
$500,000. They include the finest engineering 
college building in the country, and the most com- 
pletely equipped small gymnasium to be found 
among the middle western colleges. Due to these 
new buildings, the registration has increased fif- 
teen per cent. 

As a result of a recent demand on the part of 
the undergraduates at the University of Kansas, 
the signals for the closing of all classes will be 
given by a blast of the university whistle. In- 
structions accompanying the schedule say: "Stu- 
dents are authorized and expected to leave their 
classes promptly after hearing the signal. In- 
structors will not consider this a discourtesy." 

The University of Pennsylvania is contemplat- 
ing the erection of a new chapel, in order to rem- 
edy the overcrowding which now exists. The 
cost of the new chapel is estimated at $600,000. 

An innovation in summer sessions will be of- 
fered this year at the University of Kansas. The 
Daily Kansan under the name of the Summer 
Session Kansan, will be issued tri-weekly ; two 
courses will be offered in journalism, the news- 
paper, and the short story ; and two teachers' 
courses in basketball and track athletics will be 

alumni Department 

'41. — The Library was fortunate this week in 
receiving from Mr. John F. Dana '98 an interest- 
ing little book with the following explanatory let- 
Prof. George T. Little, 

Bowdoin College, 
Brunswick, Me. 
Dear Sir: 

Among the papers of my great-uncle, Samuel 
Trask, Bowdoin 1841, which have come into my 

possession, is a small book containing autographs 
of various members of the classes of '41 and '42. 
I am forwarding the book under separate cover. 
If you have a place for it with the college memor- 
abilia, I shall be glad to have the college retain it. 
Yours very truly, 

John F. Dana, 
Bowdoin 1898. 

The book which is a small autograph volume 
such as used to be common around the college, 
contains the names and birthdates of various col- 
lege mates of Mr. Trask. Among the most inter- 
esting signatures is that of the late Gov. Freder- 
ick Robie, then 19 years old, the last man of his 
class to pass away. This book also contains the 
signature of Hon. H. H. Boody, now next to the 
oldest Bowdoin graduate in date of graduation. 

'57- — At the coming Commencement, there will 
be a reunion of the class of 1857, of which there 
are eight members still living, to celebrate the 
fifty-fifth anniversary of their graduation. The 
class of 1862 will celebrate their fiftieth anniver- 
sary, the class of 1887, their twenty-fifth, and the 
class of 1907 will have its first reunion. 

'81. — Edgar O. Achorn, LL.D.,' delivered the 
Commencement address before the Tennessee 
Medical College at Knoxville, May 10. 

'00. — Clifford S. Bragdon, formerly of West- 
brook, now of Springfield, Mass., has been chosen 
head of The Utica Free Academy, Utica, N. Y. 
Mr. Bragdon goes to this position from Spring- 
field Technical High School, where he was head 
of the Mathematical Department and Vice-Prin- 
cipal. Previous to the time when he assumed this 
position Mr. Bragdon was principal of the high 
school at Ashland, Mass., for three years and also 
of the high school at Grafton for the same term 
of years. He has been at Springfield since 1906. 

'09. — Ernest L. Goodspeed, who is attending 
Maine Law School, was recently elected Editor- 
in-Chief of the Ma ine Law Review. 


June 26 to August 6, 1912. 
Offers college courses for students to make up 
conditions in the following subjects: 
Chemistry, Domestic Science, Economics and Soci- 
ology, Education, English, French, German, History 
Latin, Manual Training, Mathematics and Astron- 
omy, and Physics. 

Advanced courses in these subjects may also be 
taken to count toward a degree. 

For circular address. 
Robert J. Aley, President, Orono, Maine 




NO. 7 


For the 1 2th time Dartmouth won the New- 
England Meet Saturday with 46 points, twice as 
many as her nearest opponent. Among the Maine 
colleges, Bates led with 12 points, Colby was sec- 
ond with 8, Maine third with 6 1-2, and Bowdoin 
fourth with 6 points. Out of five Bowdoin men 
who competed in the trials, four qualified, Faulk- 
ner and Floyd in the broad jump, Emery in the 
half-mile, and Haskell in the quarter, Lewis fail- 
ing to qualify in the hammer-throw. In the finals 
Saturday, Harry Faulkner took second place in 
the event in which Gutterson broke the record, 
Charlie Haskell took fourth in the quarter, and 
Uriah Hall took third in the two-mile, being bare- 
ly beaten for second place in the final sprint. The 
results of the meet are very encouraging from 
Bowdoin's standpoint, since last year the White 
got no points at all in the New England Meet, 
while this year she won over Williams, Worcester 
Tech, Trinity, and Amherst. 


100 yards dash — Won by F. T. Nardini of Col- 
by; F. Burns of Brown, second; H. S. Wilkins, M. 
I. T., third; C. O. Olson of Dartmouth, fourth. 
Time, 10 1-5 seconds. 

220 yards dash — Won by F. Burns of Brown; 
C. 0. Olson of Dartmouth, second ; F. T. Nardini 
of Colby, third ; C. A. Lyman of Williams, fourth. 
Time, 22 3-5 seconds. 

440 yards run — Won by J. H. McLoughlin of 
Holy Cross; T. H. Guething of M. I. T., second; 
R. L. Steinert of Dartmouth, third ; C. B. Haskell, 
Bowdoin, fourth. Time, 51 4-5 seconds. 

880 yards run — Won by J. M. Dolan of Dart- 
mouth; W. B. Bylund of M. I. T., second; E. J. 
Marceau of M. I. T., third ; G. F. Simson of Wil- 
liams, fourth. Time, 1.59 1-5. 

Mile run — Won by N. S. Tabor of Brown; R. 
L. Keith of Worcester Polytechnic, second; P. S. 
Harmon of Dartmouth, third; E. B. Germain of 
M. I. T., fourth. Time, 4.25 2-5. 

Two miles run — Won by R. A. Power of 
Maine ; H. T. Ball of Dartmouth, second ; H. H. 
Hall of Bowdoin, third; W. R. Waterman of 
Brown, fourth. Time, 9.54 2-5. 

120 yard hurdles — Won by J. I. Wendell of 
Wesleyan; V. S. Blanchard of Bates, second; H. 
A. Woodman of Bates, third ; J. C. Dewey of 

Williams, fourth. Time, 154-5 seconds. 

220 yard hurdles— Won by J. I. Wendell of 
Wesleyan; A. L. Gutterson of Vermont, second; 
V. S. Blanchard of Bates, third ; W. H. Marble of 
Brown, fourth. Time, 244-5 seconds. 

Running high jump— P. W. Dalrymple of M. I. 
T., and H. B. Enright of Dartmouth tied for first 
place at 6 feet, 7-16 inches (a new record) ; D. R. 
Mason of Dartmouth, third; height 5 feet, 11 5-8 
inches; S. A. Herrick of Colby, fourth, height 5 
feet, 8 3-4 inches. 

Broad jump — Won by A. L. Gutterson of Ver- 
mont, distance 23 feet, 52-5 inches (a new rec- 
ord) ; H. P. Faulkner of Bowdoin, second, dis- 
tance 23 feet, 1-2 inch; E. R. Bartlett of Williams, 
third, distance, 21 feet, 7 inches; W. S. Orr of 
Amherst, fourth, distance, 21 feet, 67-8 inches. 

Pole vault— Won by M. S. Wright of Dart- 
r-outh, height 12 feet, 61-4 inches (a new rec- 
ord) ; H. Wessels of Trinity and M. A. Myers of 
Dartmouth, tied for second place at 11 feet, 6 
inches. L. B. Rogers of Maine and C. E. Buck of 
Dartmouth, tied for third place at 11 feet. 

Shot put — Won by E. A. Bartlett of Brown, dis- 
tance 45 feet, 8 inches (a new record) ; R. A. 
Shepard of Bates, second, distance 43 feet, 2 1-8 
inches; C. C. Clough of Worcester Polytechnic 
third, distance 42 feet, 1 5-8 inches ; H. E. Marden 
of Dartmouth, fourth, distance 41 feet, 1 1-4 

Discus— Won by H. E. Marden of Dartmouth, 
distance 129 feet (a new record) ; A. E. Bartlett 
of Brown, second, distance 127 feet, 3 3-8 inches ; 
G. H. Gove of Bates, third, distance 127 feet, 1 1-2 
inches; N. D. MacLeod of M. I. T., fourth, dis- 
tance 113 feet, 11 3-4 inches. 

Hammer Throw — Won by H. E. Marden of 
Dartmouth, distance 148 feet, 8 1-2 inches (a new 
record) ; A. H. Tilley of Dartmouth, second, dis- 
tance, 142 feet, 1 1-4 inches; W. T. Englehorn of 
Dartmouth, third, distance 141 feet, 10 5-8 inches; 
H. P. Bailey of Maine, fourth, distance 132 feet, 
1 3-4 inches. 


Dartmouth, 46; Brown, 23; M. I. T., 16; Bates 
12; Wesleyan, 10; Colby, 8; Vermont', 8; 'Maine! 
61-2; Bowdoin, 6; Holy Cross, 5; Williams 5- 
Worcester Polytechnic, 5; Trinity, 21-2; Ami 
herst, 1. 




Bowdoin lost to Maine at Orono last Wednes- 
day by the above score. At the end of the third 
inning the score was 4 to 4, and neither team 
could send a man across the rubber until the tenth 
inning when Witham smashed out a hit between 
left and center which was good for the circuit. 

Bowdoin lost the game on errors. Maine failed 
to secure a single earned run as snappy work 
would have prevented Witham's score in the 
tenth. Maine scored three runs in the second on a 
combination of hits and errors. Bowdoin scored 
four runs in this inning, Joy, Means and Tilton 
securing doubles. Slow work on the part of our 
infield allowed Maine to tie the score in the 
fourth. Both teams played air tight ball from the 
fourth inning on. 

Means pitched steadily throughout the game, 
showing some of his old time form. With good 
support he should have won his game. 

The score: 


ab r h po a e 

Weatherell, 2b 4 o 2 3 6 2 

Skolfield, cf 5 1 o o o o 

Tilton, 3b 4 1 1 1 2 o 

LaCasce, rf 4 o 1 1 o o 

Brooks, c 5 1 1 11 o 1 

Means, p 5 o 1 o 1 o 

Cooley, ss 2 o o o 1 2 

Russell, If 3 o o 1 o o 

Joy, ib 4 1 1 11 o 1 

Totals 36 4 7 28* 10 6 


ab r h po a e 

Gilman, 3b 5 o o 1 2 1 

Cobb, ss 5 o o 1 1 o 

Abbott, c 5 1 2 11 3 o 

Stobie, p 5 o 2 o 3 o 

Witham, ib 5 1 2 8 1 1 

Baker, rf 3 1 2 1 o o 

Pickard, 2b 4 o 4 2 o 

Hosmer, If 4 1 1 1 o o 

McCarthy, cf 4 1 o 3 o 

Totals 40 5 9 30 12 2 

*Winning run made with one out. 

Innings 123456789 10 

Bowdoin ...004000000 o — 4 
Maine o 3 1 o o o o o o 1 — 5 

Two base hits, Hosmer, Means, Joy, Tilton. 
Home run, Witham. Stolen bases, Cobb, Abbott, 
Baker. McCarthy, Weatherell 2, LaCasce 3, 
Means, Russell. Base on balls, by Stobie 4, by 
Means. Struck out, by Stobie II, by Means 10. 
Hit by pitched ball, Weatherell, Tilton. Passed 
ball, brooks. Time, 2I1. 28m. Umpire, Flavin. 


All students who wish to retain their rooms for 
the succeeding year must signify their intention 
prior to June first. 

Shortly before the close of each college year, 
the Treasurer will gfve public notice of time and 
place for drawing rooms for the ensuing year; 
the right of choice being given to the classes in 
the order of seniority, beginning with the juniors. 

A student on entering college is permitted to 
choose from the rooms which are vacant at the 
time of his request, by making application at the 
Treasurer's Office and signing a Room Contract 
which binds the signer to be responsible for the 
rent of the room for one academic year ; also for 
all unnecessary damage that the room may re- 

Upon signing a Room Contract at the Treas- 
urer's Office a deposit of $10.00 will be required 
which is credited to the account of the signer if 
he occupies the room. If for any reason he fails 
to occupy the room, the deposit will be forfeited. 

Rooms are not transferable. 

If for any reason, and at any time prior to the 
second Thursday in September a signer wishes to 
be released, his request will be granted upon the 
forfeiture of his deposit. 


The game between Bowdoin and Maine yester- 
day afternoon occurred too late to be included in 
this week's Orient. The result of that game and 
the game with Colby tomorrow afternoon at Wa- 
terville will determine to a great extent our 
chance of figuring in the State Championship. 
The victory of Bates over Maine last Saturday 
afternoon indicates that the Lewiston institution 
has struck its gait and will become a formidable 
rival in the championship race. Maine has now 
played five out of six of her games and from the 
present outlook will win the final game. Bates 
has played but two of the games on her cham- 
pionship schedule but unless some great reversal 
of form takes place has a good chance of winning 
its remaining games. Colby seems to be out of 
the running. Our only chance of tying for first 
place is by winning every game left to play. 

Next Saturday in Portland will occur the an- 
nual game with Tufts. Special Saturday rates 
will be in effect on the Maine Central and the 
management is counting on a large crowd to go in 
to see Bowdoin meet her old rival on the diamond. 
Last year's attendance at this game was not near 
what it should have been and this is an opportun- 
ity for the students to show the team that they are 
behind them to a man. Tufts may run an excur- 


sion up to the game, and surely Bowdoin students 
would hardly like to witness the humiliating spec- 
tacle of being out rooted in the city of Portland. 
So, lets get together and make a real live excur- 
sion out of the event next Saturday. 

that returns the largest percentage of its 


The Maine College Baseball standing at pres- 
ent is : 

Won Lost P.C. 

Maine 3 1 .750 

Bates 1 1 .500 

i_OiDy i 1 .500 

Bowdoin o 2 .000 

The following program for Bowdoin's 107th 
Commencement has been announced. The exer- 
cises will extend from June 23 to the 27th. 
Sun., 23. — Baccalaureate sermon by President 
Hyde in the Congregational Church 4 P. M. 
Mon.. 24. — Alexander Prize Speaking in Me- 
morial Hall 8 P. M. 
Tues., 25. — Class Day exercises in Memorial Hall 
10 A. M., and under the Thorndike Oak 3 
P. M. 
Meeting of the Trustees in the Classical 

Room of Hubbard Hall 2 P. M. 
Meeting of the Maine Historical Society in 
the Lecture Room of Hubbard Hall 2 P. M. 
Meeting of the Overseers in the Lecture 

Room of Hubbard Hall 7 P. M. 
Commencement Hop in Memorial Hall 9 
P. M. 
Wed., 26. — Commencement exercises of the Med- 
ical School in the Congregational Church 
9:30 A. M., address by John A. Morrill, Esq., 
of Auburn. 

Annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa, Al- 
pha of Maine in the Alumni Room of Hub- 
bard Hall 11 A. M. 
Annual meeting of the Alumni for election 
of officers at 1.30 P. M. in the Sargent 
Gymnasium, preceded by buffet lunch 
Out-door presentation of scenes from "The 
Taming of the Shrew" by the Dramatic 
Club 3 P. M. 
Band Concert 7:30 P. M. 
President's Reception in Hubbard Hall 8 to 
11 P. M. 
Thurs. , 27. — Commencement exercises in the 
Congregational Church 10.30 A. M., fol- 
lowed by the Commencement Dinner in 
Memorial Hall. 
The Reunion Trophy, presented by David 
William Snow, Esq. '73, now held by the 
Class of 1861, will be awarded to the class 


Last Thursday evening Hon. W. R. Pattangall, 
the Attorney-General of Maine, spoke in Me- 
morial Hall at a rally given under the auspices of 
the Bowdoin Democratic Club. He dealt mainly 
with the state issues, speaking at some length on 
the financial situation and showing the improve- 
ment of this administration over the previous one 
in that respect. He took up various articles of the 
party platforms and urged especially that state 
prohibition ought to be changed to local option. 
In closing he advised young men with the right 
purposes to enter political life. Owing to the bad 
weather there was a small audience in attendance. 


Owing to the inclement weather during the past 
month the Tennis Management has been unsuc- 
cessful in carrying out its original plans. It was 
previously arranged to finish the tournament now 
in progress and then to have a second tournament 
for the leading men. From this a team would be 
chosen. However, such plans could not be carried 
out because of limited time before the State Tour- 
nament would begin. Accordingly, elimination 
matches were played off among those men who 
showed up well this spring and the following 
men were picked to represent Bowdoin on the 
courts: W. A. MacCormick '12, H. C. Chapman 
'12, Savage '13, and Shephard '14. In the State 
Tournament which is to be held at Orono, May 24, 
25 and 26, Captain MacCormick and Shephard 
will play the singles and the doubles teams will be 
MacCormick and Savage, Chapman and Shep- 
hard. The same men will play singles at Long- 
wood where the New England Tournament be- 
gins next week but the team to play doubles has 
not yet been decided upon. 

On Saturday afternoon the above men played 
matches in singles and doubles against members 
of the Portland Country Club who are Bowdoin 
alumni. Although the alumni won all the matches 
played the college team showed up well with their 
fast company. A second tournament will be 
played on Memorial Day at the club grounds in 
which each organization will be represented by six 

The team will leave for Orono tomorrow after- 
noon and after the State Tournament is finished 
it will go on to Boston to play in the opening 
round of the New England Tournament on the 
following Monday. 

(Continued on page 53) 



Published eveky Tuesday of the Collegiate Yeab 

by the Students oe 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, 
Robert D. Leigh, 1914, 
Fred D. Wish, Jr., 1913, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 


W. R. Spinney, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

L. E. Jones, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 
H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni, and faculty. No anonymous contributions 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 

Vol. XLII. 

MAY 21, 1912 

No. 7 

_._ „ „ . In another column of this is- 

The Room Regula- ., ,„ 

sue appear the new regula- 

' ,ons tions for drawing rooms in 

the dormitories, the plan becoming effective im- 
mediately. Although the present system of the 
holding of rooms by upper classmen has undoubt- 
edly benefited the smaller social groups of Bow- 
doin, the fraternities, it has operated at the ex- 
pense of the College at large. It has happened in 
several instances that prospective Freshmen have 
hesitated to enter Bowdoin because they were un- 
able to obtain the assurance of a room in the dor- 
mitory. The new plan is designed to enable the 
College to place before prospective students a list 
of the available rooms whenever such a list is re- 
quested. The Orient hopes that the undergrad- 
uates will agree to the letter and spirit of the reg- 
ulations with alacrity, for it is convinced that the 
result cannot fail to benefit the College at large. 

Why Fraternity Base- 

As the schedule of inter-fra- 

ternity games is played off, 
" a " the Orient wishes to make a 

plea to the members of the different teams. It is 
that they shall keep constantly in mind the pur- 
pose for which the games were first started : to 
develop new material for the varsity. There is of 

course the secondary purpose of good-natured 
rivalry and of playing the game ; and there is no 
danger that this will be forgotten. It may even 
overshadow the main end, with the result that 
when a team has lost its chance for the champion- 
ship, the members take the remaining games as a 
matter of course and do not exert themselves to 
the utmost. Is that the case at present ? Bowdoin 
needs more material for the varsity which the in- 
ter-fraternity games should develop this season. 

_. , . ...... Again the College has an op- 

The Interscho astic *\ , . °. ■ .. nt L 

portunity to entertain the atn- 

Meet letic teams and representa- 

tives of schools throughout the State at the An- 
nual Interscholastic Meet next Saturday. It is an 
opportunity which should be used to give the visit- 
ing sub-freshmen a true impression of Bowdoin 
life. There is little need to speak of the new gym- 
nasium and the physical attractions of the College 
as these will be easily displayed. But it is possible 
for those who entertain guests to give them dur- 
ing even a short stay a touch of the Bowdoin 
Spirit which is found not in the campus, but in the 
undergraduates themselves. 


The Orient takes pleasure in passing on to its 
readers a considerabe honor which the Quill re- 
cently received. The Williams Literary Magazine 
publishes each year a list of the college magazines 
in the order of their rank as to excellence. This 
is an imperfect method of judging the "All-Amer- 
ica" college papers as are all such attempts, even 
in the realm of football, but owing to the care 
with which this ranking has been prepared in the 
past it has come to be a well established method of 
determining the leading college literary publica- 
tions. Last year the Quill stood fourth in the 
list ; this year it is given second rank, being pre- 
ceded by the Vassar Miscellany. We quote from 
the article : 

"Second on the list would come the Bowdoin 
Quill — a paper which has been most happy in its 
contributors, this year. Its articles have been 
very few indeed : the whole make-up of the maga- 
zine is a matter of not many pages. But every 
story, poem and essay has been above the aver- 
age, has been interesting and well-executed : has 
been a striking argument in favor of quality over 
a slip-shod quantity. Then, too, the Quill has 
realized the charming distinction of its format, 
and has remained throughout the year, original 
and refreshing. It has been a pleasure to review 
it since we first began our round of readings, and 
to notice how much the Quill has gained this 



State Tournament Begins Thursday 
(Continued from page 51) 
The management is very desirous that the tour- 
naments — the large one and the consolation — be 
carried out as soon as possible. Many rounds re- 
main to be played in each and it is quite necessary 
that the fellows make up for lost time. The sum- 
mary of the spring tournament to the end of last 
week is as follows : In the preliminary round : 
Mifflin '12 defeated Burleigh '13, 46, 6-1, 6-3; 
Moulton (Med.) defeated Porritt '15, 6-0, 6-0; 
Thompson '14 defeated Robinson '14 by default; 
Kuhn '15 defeated Barton '14, 6-4, 6-2; Auten '12 
defeated Dunphy '13, 6-4, 6-0; Warren '12 defeat- 
ed Adams '12; Card '15 defeated Mathews '12, 7-5, 
6-2; Nixon '13 defeated Standish '14, 6-2, 6-2; 
Nichols '12 defeated Green '13, 6-3, 8-6; Cressey 
'12 defeated Leigh '14, 6-0, 6-0; Slocum '13 de- 
feated Wilson '12, 6-0, 6-1 ; Shephard '14 defeated 
Hart '12, 6-2, 6-1 ; McCargo '14 defeated Twom- 
bly '13, 6-1, 6-3. In the first round, Gardner '13 
defeated Mifflin '12, 6-2, 6-1 ; Payson '14 defeated 
H. Hall '14, 6-1, 6-2; Eaton '15 defeated Torrey 
'12, 6-3, 6-3; Mitchell '14 defeated Dole '13, by de- 
fault; MacCormick '12 defeated Philoon '13, 6-0, 
6-0; Shackford '13 defeated Gray (Med.) 7-9, 6-2, 
7-5; Cummings '13 defeated Conant '13, 6-0, 6-3; 
Savage '13 defeated Cunliffe '14, 6-0, 6-0; H. 
Chapman '12 defeated Cartland (Med.), 6-2, 6-2; 
Moulton (Med.) defeated Leavitt '13, 6-0, 6-0; 
Auten '12 defeated Kuhn '15, 7-5, 6-4; Warren '12 
defeated Card '15, 6-2, 6-3; Nichols '12 defeated 
Nixon '13, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2; Shephard '14 defeated 
McCargo '14, by default. In the third round Pay- 
son '14 defeated Gardner '13, 6-4, 6-3; Eaton '15 
defeated Mitchell '14, by default ; MacCormick '12 
defeated Shackford '13, 6-0, 6-0; Savage '13 de- 
feated Cummings '13, 6-1, 6-0. In the semi-finals 
Eaton '15 defeated Payson '14, 6-0, 6-2. 

See the Bulletin Board for the remaining 
matches to be played in both tournaments. 


The Delta Upsilon Fraternity held its annual 
house party at the Chapter house last Friday eve- 
ning and Saturday. The affair included a recep- 
tion to the friends of the Fraternity from 8 to 
9 130 in the evening, followed by a dance. 

In the receiving line were Mrs. Henry Johnson. 
Mrs. Frank E. Woodruff, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, 
Mrs. Frederic W. Brown, and Mrs. William Haw- 
ley Davis, all of Brunswick. The members of the 
house party committee acted as ushers. Music 
was furnished by Lovell's orchestra of Bruns- 

The delegates from the other fraternities were 

E. S. Purington '12, Alpha Delta Phi; L. Pratt 
'12, Psi Upsilon; F. B. Simpson '12, Delta Kappa 
Epsilon ; J. L. Hurley '12, Zeta Psi ; M. W. Ham- 
blen '14, Theta Delta Chi; E. O. Leigh '12, Kappa 
Sigma; and F. W. Hart '12, Beta Theta Pi. The 
delegate from the Colby Chapter of Delta Upsi- 
lon was Granville C. Reed '13. 

The patronesses at the dance were the same as 
those in the receiving line in the afternoon. 
Grant of Lewiston was the caterer. 

Among the guests present were Mrs. Jennie 
Bird, Mrs. William A. Hill, Misses Madeline Bird, 
Dorothy Bird, Katherine Spear, Nettie Bird, 
Katherine Buffam, and Blanche Hanscom of 
Rockland; Misses Julia Campbell, Alice Dudley, 
and Dorothy Tubbs of Waterville; Misses Kath- 
erine Torrey and Caroline Rullmann of Bath; 
Misses Helen Fiske and Gertrude Sadler of 
Brunswick; Misses Mina Everett and Virginia 
Dunn of Auburn; Mrs. J. A. Norton and Miss- 
Estelle Barker of Phillips; Miss Ernestine 
Thompson of Winslow; Miss Jane Longfellow of 
Simmons College; Miss Ethel Withee of Farm- 
ington; Miss Asa Harvey of Hallowell; Miss 
Louise Harford of Saco; Miss Frances C. Minor 
of Waterbury, Conn.; Miss Susanne Chase of 
Lowell, Mass.; Miss Louise Perkins of Ogunquit; 
Miss Mary Holton of Boothbay Harbor; Miss 
Hazel Williams of Hartland. 

The committee in charge of the affair was com- 
posed of J. H. Mifflin '12 .chairman; S. J. Marsh. 
'12; L. B. Shackford '13; S. T. Chase '14; and A. 
H. MacCormick 'is. 


The Gibbons Club will present "Our Jim," a 
comedy-drama in four acts, at the Town Hall 
May 24, at 8 P. M. 

Dramatis Persona 
John Matthews, called Uncle John, Jack Hurley 
James Matthews, his son, Artie Welch 

Bob, his nephew, Francis Callahan 

Major Mudge, Harold Somers 

Deacon Tidd, John Dunphy 

His sons : 
Bill Tidd, Alfred Willett 

John Henry Tidd, Jimmie Lappin 

Aunt Deborah Matthews, Marie A. Vermette 

Caroline Antwerp, Alice McKinley 

Bessie, the Major's daughter, Yvette Lapointe 
Grace Antwerp, Marguerite Hutchins 

The actors are now busily putting on the finish- 
ing touches to their acting. The tickets, which 
may be bought at Wilson's Drug Store, are going 
rapidly and all points to a very successful benefit. 
A social will be held after the play and the music 
will be furnished by the College Orchestra. 



Beta Theta Pi, 17; Phi Chi, 14. 

In another batting fest the Betas gained the 
lead in Division B last week by defeating Phi Chi. 
Gardner and Brown drove out long hits with men 
on bases. 

Innings : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RHE 

Beta Theta Pi. .. . 840 1 0-4 x — 17 104 
Phi Chi 32041 1 3 — 14 179 

Batteries : Hart, C. Brown and Robinson ; Mc- 
Farland and Doten. Twaddle, Umpire. 

Delta Upsilon, 7; Zeta Psi, 5 — May 13 
Score by innings : 1234567 RHE 

Delta Upsilon 004102 — 7 6 9 

Zeta Psi 11 3000 — 5 7 5 

Batteries : Pratt and Page and Marsh ; Stetson 

and Belknap. Umpires : Twaddle and Dole. 

Time : 2 hrs. 40 min. 

The standing of the teams in the Inter-Frater- 
nity League in all the games played until Satur- 
day is as follows : 

division a 

Won Lost P.C. 

Psi Upsilon 1 o 1.000 

Non-Fraternity 1 o 1.000 

Delta Upsilon 2 1 .666 

Zeta Psi 1 1 .500 

Kappa Sigma o 1 .000 

Theta Delta Chi o 2 .000 


Beta Theta Pi 2 o 1.000 

Alpha Delta Phi 1 1 .500 

Phi Chi 1 1 .500 

Delta Kappa Epsilon o 1 .000 

Alpha Kappa Kappa 1 .000 


Wednesday, June 12 

Latin 4 Memorial Hall 

Latin B Memorial Hall 

(By special arrangement) 
Thursday, June 13 

Eng. Lit. 2 Memorial Hall 

Math. 6 Memorial Hall 

1 :30 

Hist. 8 Memorial Hall 

Hist. 2 Hist. Lect. Room 

Greek 4 Memorial Hall 

Greek B Memorial Hall 

Friday, June 14 
Math. 2 Memorial Hall 

Math. 4 Memorial Hall 

Gov. 2 Memorial Hall 


Econ. 2 Memorial Hall 

Latin 6 Memorial Hall 

Chem. 8 Phys. Lect. Room 

Saturday, June 15 

Desc. Geom Memorial Hall 

Latin 2 Hist. Lect. Room 

Eng. Lit. 4 Memorial Hall 


Chem. 2 Memorial Hall 

Chem. 4 Memorial Hall 

Botany Memorial Hall 

Monday, June 17 

German 14 Memorial Hall 

Zool. 6 Memorial Hall 

Latin 8 Memorial Hall 


Chem. 6 Memorial Hall 

French 2 Memorial Hall 

French 4 Phys. Lect. Room 

Tuesday, June 18 

Italian 2 Memorial Hall 

Psychol. 2, 6, 8 Memorial Hall 

Greek 2 Memorial Hall 

Mineral. 1 Memorial Hall 


Greek 8 Memorial Hall 

German 4 Memorial Hall 

German 16 Memorial Hall 

Wednesday, June 19 

Phil. 2 Memorial Hall 

Zoology 2 Memorial Hall 


French 14 Phys. Lect. Room 

German 6 Memorial Hall 

Thursday, June 20 

English 2 Memorial Hall 

Econ. 4 Hist. Lect. Room 


French 8 Memorial Hall 

Hist. 6 Memorial Hall 

Surv. 2, 4 Memorial Hall 

Friday, June 21 

German 2, 8 Memorial Hall 

Zool. 8 Memorial Hall 


English 4 Memorial Hall 

Physics 2, 4 Memorial Hall 




The Athletic Association issued recently a book 
of rules governing the Annual Invitation Meet 
held here each year. There is included in it a list 
of the best records made at the past meets which 
is of special interest in the light of this year's 
meet to be held on Whittier Field Saturday. 

ioo yd. dash: 1899 — S. H. Allen of Kents Hill, 
102-5 sec; 1907 — E. C. Bates of Coburn, 10 1-5 

220 yd. dash : 1899 — S. H. Allen of Kents Hill, 
23 3-5 sec. ; 1902 — E. C. Bates of Coburn, 22 4-5 

440 yd. dash : 1899 H. H. Hall of Edward Little 
H. S., 572-5 sec; 1900 — H. L. Grinnell of Kents 
Hill, 571-5 sec; 1901 — D. Frothingham of He- 
bron, 544-5 sec; 1905 — W. K. Forhan of West- 
brook Sem., 54 3-5 sec ; 1908 — R. D. Cole of Port- 
land, 53 1-5 sec. 

Half mile run: 1899 — I. W. Nutter of Bangor, 
2 min. 94-5 sec; 1905 — D. S. Richardson of 
Westbrook Sem., 2 min. 5 4-5 sec. ; 1908 — P. Tu- 
key of Portland, 2 min. 5 2-5 sec. 

One mile run: 1899 — A. C. Heald of Skowhe- 
gan, 5 min. 3 sec. ; 1901 — W. O. O'Connor of Ban- 
gor, 4 min. 53 sec. ; 1905 — S. S. Holmes of West- 
brook, 4 min. 49 sec; 1910 — L. Day of Portland, 

4 min. 48 2-5 sec. 

Broad jump: 1899 — E. A. Dunlap of Bruns- 
wick, 19 ft. 21-4 in.; 1901 — T. A. Vaughan of 
Westbrook, 20 ft. 5 in. ; 1906 — McFarland of He- 
bron, 20 ft. n 1-2 in. 

High jump: 1899 — F. M. Murphy of Portland, 

5 ft. 6 in. ; 1901 — G. P. Goodwin of Skowhegan, 
5 ft. 6 1-2 in. ; 1906 — Thomes of Portland, 5 ft. 
7 t-2 in. 

; 6-pound shot put: 1899 — A. C. Denning of 
Kents Hill, 35 ft. 2 in.; 1900 — A. C. Denning of 
Kents Hill, 37 ft. 5 in.; 1901 — A. C. Denning of 
Kents Hill, 38 ft. 2 in.; 1909— R. Hight of Port- 
land. (In 1910 this event was discontinued and 
replaced in 19 11 by the 12-pound shot.) The rec- 
ord in the 12-pound shot is held by Allen of He- 
bron with a put of 44.18 feet, made in 191 1. 

16-pound hammer throw: 1899 — A. C. Denning 
of Kents Hill, 109 ft. 11 in.; 1900 — A. C. Denning 
of Kents Hill, 119 ft. 10 1-2 in.; 1902 — A. C. Hig- 
gins of Kents Hill, 121 ft. 6 in. (In 1910 this 
event was discontinued and replaced in 191 1 by 
the 12-pound hammer.) Parsons of Hebron holds 
the record in the 12-pound hammer with a throw 
of 133.4 ft., made in 1911. 

120 yd. hurdles : 1899 — E. M. Wilson of Bangor, 
19 1-5 sec; 1900 — C. E. Currier of Bangor, 18 
sec. ; 1905 — D. W. Ambrecrombie of Hebron, 
17 1-5 sec; 1907 — L. McFarland of Hebron, 17 

220 yd. hurdles : 1899 — O. W. Smith of Lewis- 
ton, 29 3-5 sec. ; 1900 — E. H. Parker of Skowhe- 
gan, 29 sec; 1902 — Haskell of Hebron, 274-5 
sec. ; 1905 — F. C. Richardson of Hebron, 27 3-5 
sec; 1907 — L. McFarland of Hebron, 27 sec. 

Discus throw: 1899 — E. A. Dunlap of Bruns- 
wick, 92 ft. 3 1-2 in. ; 1900 — A. C. Denning of 
Kents Hill, 100 ft. 3 3-4 in. ; 1901 — A. C. Higgins 
of Kents Hill, 103 ft. 10 in. ; 1902 — A. C. Higgins 
of Kents Hill, 105 ft. 1-2 in. ; 1908 — G. Stobie of 
Hebron, 105 ft. 5 1-5 in.; 1910 — G. Stobie of He- 
bron, 109 ft. 9 1-2 in. 

Pole Vault: 1899 — E. A. Dunlap of Brunswick, 
9 ft. 5 in. : 1903 — T. R. Winchell of Brunswick, 9 
ft. 53-4 in.; I904--Quincy of Kents Hill, 9 ft. 
61-2 in.; 1906 — A. C. Chase of Hebron, 9 ft. 
11 1-2 in.; 1908 — F. A. Smith of Kents Hill, 10 ft. 
6 in.; 1911 — Belcher of Hebron, 11.282 ft. 


The Deutscher Verein will meet Thursday at 
the Inn where they will be the guests of Profes- 
sor Files. 

The Good Government Club will hold a very in- 
teresting meeting next Monday evening when, ac- 
cording to the general program of the considera- 
tion of Municipalities of this vicinity, the city 
government of Lewiston will be discussed. Pa- 
pers will be read by the following: Hurley, Po- 
lice ; Rodick, Population ; Pike, Government ; An- 
drews, Elections ; Knowles, School System ; Doug- 
las, Franchises ; Means, Streets, Fire Dept. ; M. 
Gray, Charities; Sweet, Board of Health. 

The Orient and Quill Boards will hold another 
meeting to consider the plan of union drawn up 
by the Student Council. There are a number of 
important details to be decided and it is urged 
that members of both boards attend in full force. 

2Dn t&e dtampus 

Kendrie's Orchestra will furnish the music for 
the Ivy Exercises and Hop. 

The trials for the Alexander Prize Speaking oc- 
cur tomorrow afternoon and evening. 

Pretty busy week, with all those exhaustive 
theses due and the multifarious social functions, 
Friday night. 

George Nichols '12 represented the Bowdoin 
chapter at the annual reception and dance of Beta 
Theta Pi at the University of Maine. 

Rodick '12 presented Lewiston High School 
with the cup won as a result of the debates in the 
Bowdoin Interscholastic League this year. 

The Brunswick Dramatic Club presents three 
one-act comedies in the Town Hall this evening 

5 6 


behind doors closed to all but members. A num- 
ber of the members of the Faculty are taking 
leading parts. 

The following named seniors have been chosen 
to speak on Commencement Day : Charles Francis 
Adams, Eugene Francis Bradford, Kenneth 
Churchill, John Arnett Mitchell, Edward Long- 
worth Morss, Ellison Smullen Purington. 

Work on the new Gymnasium has been greatly 
hampered and delayed by the rains of the last two 
weeks. The walls are getting higher all the time, 
however, and the steel girders to support the floor 
of the second story have been put in place. 

The New Meadows Inn opens tomorrow (a fact 
which is not so much of a paid advertisement as a 
mere announcement of a fact pleasing to those 
epicureans among us who long to escape occasion- 
ally from the thraldom of the fraternity stew- 


-Baseball : Theta Delta Chi vs. 

Bowdoin vs. Colby at Wa- 

Tues., May 21. 

Wed., 22. — Baseball : 


Baseball : Delta Upsilon vs. Psi Upsilon. 
Thurs., 23. — Maine Intercollegiate Tournament 

begins at Orono. 

Baseball : Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Phi Chi. 

Deutscher Verein at New Meadows Inn. 
Fri., 24. — Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tourna- 
ment at Orono. 

Baseball : Alpha Kappa Kappa vs. Alpha 
Delta Phi. 

Gibbons Club presents "Our Jim" at Town 
Sat., 25. — Baseball : Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Port- 

Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament at 

Bowdoin Interscholastic Track Meet at Whit- 
tier Field. 
Mon., Q.J: — New England Intercollegiate Tennis 

Tournament at Longwood Courts. 

Baseball : Delta Upsilon vs. Kappa Sigma. 

alumni Department 

'59. — An address delivered by Henry M. King, 
D.D., before the Providence Baptist Association, 
in the First Baptist Church of Pawtucket, Sep- 
tember 20, 191 1, on "Prayer and Its Relation to 
Life," has recently been published in pamphlet 
form. The subject is treated in a very interesting 
way, taking up the purpose and importance of 
prayer and its relation to church life. 

'75. — Professor E. H. Hall of the Department 

of Physics of Harvard, who has recently under- 
gone an operation, is as comfortable as can be ex- 

'95. — Guy B. Mayo of McKean County, Pa., has 
been appointed as one of a committee of nine 
members named by the Republican State Conven- 
tion of Pennsylvania. The duty of this executive 
and legislative committee is to see that the 
pledges for progressive legislation contained in 
the party platform are carried out. It is instruct- 
ed to draft bills upon the vital subjects treated in 
the platform and to appear with these bills before 
the legislature and demand the fulfillment of the 
platform promises. 

'11. — Earl Baldwin Smith of Brunswick, recent- 
ly elected instructor in Art at Reed College, Port- 
land, Oregon, has been awarded a fellowship of 
$600 by Princeton University for 1912-1913. The 
department of Art and Archeology at Princeton 
University, which is commonly regarded as the 
strongest department of its kind in the United 
States, speaks of Mr. Smith as the best student 
they have ever had in that department, and they 
expect to award him a traveling fellowship for 
study in Europe during the years 1913-1914. 

Low Prices 

But not too low 

Let us explain our position. Our 
inexpensive Furniture, quality 
considered, is the lowest priced 
in Maine. But it is never so low 
thai it must he deficient in qual- 
ity. All our Furniture has the 
"Corey Quality" guarantee back 
of it. That means you cannot 
lose in a deal here. 

Walter Corey Company 

"75 Years Of Success" 


June 26 to August 6, 1912. 
Offers college courses for students to make up 
conditions in the following subjects: 
Chemistry, Domestic Science, Economics and Soci- 
ology, Education, English, French, German, History 
Latin. Manual Training, Mathematics and Astron- 
omy, and Physics. 

Advanced courses in these subjects may also be 
taken to count toward a degree. 

For circular address. 
Robert J. Aley, President, OroDO, Maine 



BRUNSWICK, MA«E, MAY 28, 1912 

NO. 8 


Next Thursday Bowdoin and Bates clash at 
Lewiston in their annual Memorial day game. 
Bates, it is admitted, has a very strong team this 
year and <on the results of games played should 
win out. But baseball is an uncertain game, and 
it is hard to predict the outcome. Bowdoin has 
played in hard luck all the year. The Maine game 
at Orono was lost on a fluke, really. The two 
teams have not played many of the same teams 
this year, so that it is rather difficult to compare 
them. The most recent game has been with Tufts. 
Bates defeated the Bay State collegians in a hard- 
fought game by a score of I to o. Saturday Bow- 
doin lost to the same team by a score of 5 to 2 in 
a ten-inning match. 

Bowdoin has a strong hitting team, but the 
great fault has been ragged fielding at critical 
moments. The Tufts game, though, shows that 
the fellows have at last struck their stride, and the 
game next Thursday should be a good one. 
Everybody should be on hand to help the fellows. 

Tufts defeated Bowdoin for the second time 
this season in a ten inning contest at Portland 
Saturday. The game was very much closer than 
the score indicates. In the tenth inning after the 
Medford team had secured a three run lead, Capt. 
Means and Weatherill hit safely. Skolfield struck 
out. Then Tilton came to bat and drove a hit in 
the direction of first base. And right here came 
the big question of the game. The umpire de- 
clared the ball a foul. The ball went under the 
bleachers, and before it had been thrown in, 
Means, Weatherill, and Tilton had crossed the 
plate. The men were called back after a ten min- 
ute discussion. Tilton struck out, LaCasce was 
out at first, and the game was over. 

One of the features of the game was Link Skol- 
field's home run from a drive over the left field 
fence in the sixth inning. Lee Means fielded his 
position perfectly and secured three hits out of 
four times at bat. Proctor at short and Laurie in 
center field starred for Tufts. 

Skolfield, cf 5 2 1 3 o o 

Tilton, 3b 5 o 1 o 1 o 

Russell, If 2 o o 1 1 o 

LaCasce, If 3 o 2 o o o 

Grant, rf 4 2 2 o o 

Brooks, c 4° 1 21 1 o 

Cooley, ss 3 o 4 2 • 

Joy, ib 4 o o 2 o i 

Dodge, p 000000 

Means, p 4 o 3 o 7 o 

Totals 39 2 11 30 15 4 


ab r bh po a e 

Lee, 2b 3 2 o o 2 o 

Laurie, cf 5 1 1 2 2 2 

Quakers, 3b 3 1 1 2 o 

Hooper, If 5 o 2 o 

Bennett, lb 5 1 1 14 

Angell, rf 2 o 1 3 o o 

Proctor, ss 4 o 1 3 5 

Jameson, c 5 o o 8 1 

Adams, p 4 o o o 3 o 

TotaIs 36 5 7 30 15 2 

Innings 12345678910 

Bowdoin 00000 I o 1 — 2 

Tufts 1 01 000000 3 — 5 

Two base hits, Angell, Bennett, Tilton. Home 
run, Skolfield. Stolen bases, Lee 2, Hooper, An- 
gell, Jameson, LaCasce. Bases on balls, by Means 
3 in 9 innings; by Dodge, one in one inning. 
Struck out, by Means 9 in 9 innings, by Adams 7, 
Dodge, one in one inning. Sacrifice hits, Qual- 
ters 2, Proctor, Cooley. Double plays, Laurie to 
Proctor, Laurie to Jameson. Hit by pitched ball, 
Angell. Passed ball, Jameson. Umpire, True of 
Portland. Time, 2.12. 


Weatherill, 2b. 


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Bowdoin lost her third game in the State series, 
last Wednesday, to Colby, 6 to 0. James, the Col- 
by twirler, had the Indian sign on our batters, and 
held them hitless and scoreless. Ten men were 
retired on strikes. Bowdoin's only opportunity to 
score came in the first inning, when Skolfield 
reached third with two men out. 

Our infield played a ragged fielding game at 



critical times, though three double plays were and Alley, Bates, 6-4, 6-3. 

made. Colby's hits were bunched. Finals : Woodman and Twomblen, Bates, d'e- 

The score : feated Dillingham and Morse, Colby, 6-2, 5-7, 6-0,. 


ab r bh po a e singles 

Weatherill, 2b 400501 Preliminaries: Bird of Maine defeated Woodr- 

Skolfield, If 4 o 1 o o man of Bates, 6-4, 6-3. Gowan of Maine defeated. 

Tilton, 3b 3 o o 1 1 o Cushman of Colby, 6-2, 1-6, 11-9. Shepherd of 

LaCasce, cf 3 o o o o o Bowdoin defeated Foster of Colby, 7-9, 6-4, 6-1. 

Grant, rf 3 o o 2 o Twomblen, Bates, defeated MacCormick, Bow- 
Means, p 3 o o 2 5 1 doin, 6-1, 6-3. 

Brooks, c ...2 o o 5 2 o Semi-finals : Bird of Maine defeated Shepherd 

Cooley, ss 300230 of Bowdoin, 6-3, 6-0. Twomblen of Bates defeat- 
Joy, lb 1 o o 4 1 1 ed Gowan of Maine, 6-4, 6-3. 

Keegan, lb 2 o o 4 o 3 Finals: Twomblen of Bates defeated Bird of 

*Russell 1 o o o o o Maine, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4. 

Totals 29 O O 24 14 6 BUGLE ANNOUNCEMENT 

*Batted for Skolfield in the ninth. ^, ,.,_ c .. D , ■ , . 

The editors of the 1913 Bugle wish to announce 

^b'.t - ■' , , that the book is completed and will be sold on the 

, c ^ " morning of Ivy Day, June 7. The volume is lar- 

Liooae, el . . 3 g gr t ] lan ever this year and contains a number of 

iiowker, 3 3 new f eatures _ j t j s we n printed and attractively 

Sturtevant, c 4 1 2 10 1 1 bound in cloth _ While the editors make no claim 

Reed, lb.. 4 o 2 9 o o as to its excellence they present the book to the 

Fraser, 2b 3 o o 3 o j unior class and the College as the result of their 

f° ore > rf 400000 best efforts . 

Lafleur, ss 3 o 3 4 o The edition this year numbers but 400 copies— 

Mooers > lf 2 T z ° ° ° considerably less than that of a year ago. As 

James, p 3 Manager Cushman does not plan to solicit suh,- 

~ ~ scriptions in advance, all who desire copies should) 

oi f- ls 9 7 p ian to secure them early because of the limited 

Inmn g s 1234567S9 edition. The price will be the same as that of the 

c °i b y • ■ ■ • • ■ ■ ■ ■ - 2 1 o 2 o 1 0-6 few _ $I . 5a 

Stolen bases, Goode 2, Fraser, James 3, La- 

Casce Base on balls by James, by Means. Struck MASQUE AND GOWN CAST 

out, by James 10, by Means 4. Sacrifice hits, ^ 

Goode, Bowker, Fraser. Double plays, Weather- The Dramatic Club is busy rehearsing for the 

ill, unassisted : Weatherill to Grant ; Cooley to Ivy and Commencement plays. Trials have been 

Weatherill. Umpire Wilson. held for parts in the outdoor production off 

Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," which will 

BATES WINS AT TENNIS ' De presented on the Campus Wednesday, June 26, 

Bates kept a clean slate in the State Tennis during Commencement Week The cast for this 

Tournament at Orono Friday and Saturday, cap- ha !" ot been definitely decided yet 

turing the championship in both doubles and sin- . The , ma ™?% has f " ounced the cast for the 

gles. Woodman and Twomblen defeated all com- ^ P 1 ^' \. P ™ of Spectacles, a comedy in 

. ., j 1. 1 -,„ T,„„„,ki„„ . t,«u- *t,„ three acts which will be given in the Brunswick 

ers in the doubles, while 1 womblen now holds the _ TT . „ T . , . & , , , ,_, 

, . ■■ • -i i own Hall, une 6, the night before Ivy Day, and 

championship in singles. ' J ' b J ■" 

doubles will also be used on the Dramatic Club trip which 

Preliminaries : Cushman and Faulkner, Colby, will probably come the last week in May. The 

defeated Shepherd and Chapman, Bowdoin; Nick- cast is as follows: Benjamin Goldfinch, Artie 

erson and Alley, Bates, defeated MacCormick and Welch ; Uncle Gregory, Cedric Crowell ; Percy, 

Savage, Bowdoin. Paul White; Dick, Winthrop Greene; Lorimer, 

Semi-finals: Woodman and Twomblen, Bates, Merton Greene; Bartholomew, John Dunphy; 

defeated Cushman and Faulkner, Colby, 6-3, 6-1. Joyce, Paul Donahue; Mrs. Goldfinch, Fletcher 

Dillingham and Morse, Colby, defeated Nickerson Twombly; Lucy Lorimer, William Nixon. 




The Freshmen won a unanimous decision in the 
Freshman-Sophomore Debate held Saturday eve- 
ning in Hubbard Hall. 

The victorious team was composed of Francis 
P. McKenney, Robert P. Coffin, and George W. 
Bacon. Their alternate was Joseph Rubin. Their 
sophomore opponents were Joseph W. Schwey, 
Edward H. Snow, and Alfred E. Gray. The al- 
ternate was Robert E. Bodurtha. 

The judges were Prof. William Hawley Davis, 
Prof. Wilmot B. Mitchell, and Mr. Ernest G. Fi- 
fiekl. Paul H. Douglas '13 presided. 

The question for debate was : Resolved, That 
the Initiative and Referendum should be adopted 
hy all the American States. 

least six students. 


The following changes will be made in the Eng- 
lish courses for next year : 

Eng. 3 will be more closely correlated with the 
work of other courses, especially History and 

Eng. 4 will be changed to a study of the nine- 
teenth century essayists. 

Eng. 8 will probably be a full year course. 


The History courses are to be changed as fol- 
lows : 

Eng. Hist. 3 and 4 will not be given ; Mediaeval 
European History (7 and 8) will take their place. 

After qualifying 20 of the 50 men who qualified 
in the morning's trials, Hebron Saturday after- 
noon easily won the 14th Annual Bowdoin Invi- 
tation Interscholastic Track Meet on Whittier 
Field with 49I/2 points. Dexter High took second 
place with 15 points, Coburn Classical Institute 
was third with 13 points, Bangor fourth with 10 
points, Portland fifth with nine points, Thornton 
Academy sixth with 5^ points, Camden and Bid- 
deford seventh, each having five points, Deering 
eighth with four points, and Maine Central Insti- 
tute ninth with one point. The Hebron athletes 
took six firsts, those in the 100 yd. dash, 440 yd. 
dash, 220 yd. dash, 220 yd. hurdles, shot put, and 
pole vault. 

The record for the mile was lowered from 4 
min. 482-5 sec. to 4 min. 43 1-5 sec. by Preti of 
Portland High. In the 12 It), hammer throw, the 
record was broken by Murchie of Coburn, Par- 
sons of Hebron, and Leadbetter of Bangor, Mur- 
chie's throw being 154 ft. 8j4 in., breaking the old 
record of 133 ft. 44-5 in. In the 12 lb. shot put 
Allen of Hebron broke his own record of 44.18 ft. 
with a put of 45 ft. 1% in. 

The speed and smoothness which characterized 
the handling of the meet is largely due to the ef- 
forts of Asst. Mgr. Alan Cole, who. was in charge. 



A and B will be omitted. 

Latin 3 will be a course in Plautus (Prof. 

*Latin 5 will be a course in Mediaeval Latin 
(Prof. Sills). 

Latin 7 will be a course in Virgil given the first 
■semester (Prof. Sills). 

*Latin 5 not to be given unless elected by at 


On Thursday, May 16, the visiting committee, 
composed of two trustees and three overseers, met 
at the college and voted to recommend to the 
Board of Trustees and Overseers the appropria- 
tion of the sum asked for in the plan of the Non- 
Fraternity Club recently formed. 

This club met last Wednesday for the election 
of officers and the following were chosen : Presi- 
dent, L. H. Gibson '14; Vice-President, L. G. 
Whittier '13 ; Treasurer, R. M. Verrill '14; Secre- 
tary, R. E. Hubbard '14; Steward, H. C. Dixon 
'14. These officers, of course, are provisional 
upon the adoption of the plan by the Trustees and 
Overseers. The question of a name for the club 
was also discussed but none was decided upon. It 
was also voted to hold a banquet at New Meadows 
Inn, the date to be fixed by the committee. 


Rev. Roswell Bates, D.D., of New York was the 
College Preacher last Sunday, occupying the pul- 
pit of the Church on the Hill in the morning and 
speaking at the Chapel Vesper service at 5 P. M. 
In the evening he met a number of the students at 
the D. K. E. House for an informal talk. 

The last College Preacher of the year is Rev. 
Gaius Glenn Atkins, D.D., of Providence, R. I., 
who will preach next Sunday, June 2. Dr. Atkins, 
born in Carmel, Ind., received his degree of A.B. 
from Ohio State University in 1888 and of LL.B. 
from Cincinnati Law School in 189 1. He was 
given the degree of D.D. by the University of 
Vermont in 1904, and by Dartmouth College in 
1906. He was pastor of the Congregational 
Church in Greenfield, Mass., from 1895 to 1900, in 
Burlington, Vt., from 1900 to 1906, of the First 
Church in Detroit from 1906 to 1910, and since 
1910 has been pastor of the Central Church in 
Providence. Dr. Atkins is an able and vigorous 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate Year 

by the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, 
Robert D. Leigh, 1914, 
Fred D. Wish, Jr., 1913, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 


W. R. Spinney, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

L. E. Jones, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 

H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni, and faculty. No anonymous contributions 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 

Vol. XLII. 

MAY 28, 1912 

No. 8 

In place of the regular issue next week, a spe- 
cial number will be published on June 7, Ivy- 
Day. This will include a complete account of 
the exercises of the day. 

The tennis season this year 
College Tennis Court has brought out forcibly the 

need of a court maintained 
for the sole use of the team. At present the fra- 
ternity courts do not offer an adequate opportun- 
ity for the team to practice and for the owners to 
enjoy the use of their courts. When the varsity 
team practices or when college tournaments are 
held, the management faces the necessity of re- 
questing some fraternity to give up the use of its 
court for the occasion. Although the manager's 
request is granted, it is unfair to the fraternities 
to continue to ask t! l e favor from year to year. 
With the building of a college court the team 
might practice at all times without inconvenienc- 
ing other players. 

There is now on exhibition at 
Prize Son? Cup Hubbard Hall near the charg- 
ing desk the Sterling Silver 
Cup just given to the College by David W. Snow, 

Esq. '73, of Portland. It is twelve inches in height. 
On the front is engraved "Song Cup. David W. 
Snow '73." On the back are the first two meas- 
ures from Walther's Prize Song from "Die Meis- 
tersinger." This cup is offered as an annual prize 
for the best class singing. This involves the or- 
ganizing of a joint contest in which all four 
classes shall compete. The class doing the best 
work will hold the cup as a prize until the next 
annual contest. In some colleges, Amherst for 
example, such competitions have constituted one 
of the pleasantest features of college life. The 
Amherst men sing like a trained chorus and 
throngs gather on foot and in automobiles from 
the surrounding region to attend their open-air 
competition. For Bowdoin men the occasion of- 
fers itself as one of the few incentives now exist- 
ing for the maintenance of a wholesome class 
spirit. The College owes hearty thanks to Mr. 
Snow for his generous aid toward establishing 
here a new and delightful custom — one likely to 
result at length in a large increase of Bowdoin 

Today it is necessary for the 
Financial Loyalty track manager to collect all 

subscriptions in order that a 
team may represent Bowdoin at the I.C.A.A.A.A. 
meet next Saturday. The track men deserve a 
chance to represent the college. If the unpaid 
subscriptions are not collected, it will be impossi- 
ble for the team to make the trip. Let everyone 
concerned see the manager and pay him today. 


Phi Chi, 15; Alpha Kappa Kappa, 12 
Phi Chi climbed another notch in the Interfra- 
ternity League by defeating the A. K. K. aggre- 
gation 15 to 12, May 25. The game was a free 
hitting contest. The score : 

Innings : 1234567 RHE 

Phi Chi 503601 x — 15 14 9 

A. K. K 5202 1 1 1 — 12 14 5 

Batteries : Parcher and Doten ; Johnson and 

Phi Chi, 12; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 4 — May 23 
The game was loosely played but Atwood 

pitched a good game for the Phi Chis. Long 

drives were made by both teams. 

Score by innings 1234567 RHE 

Phi Chi 1 o 1 3 4 3 x — 12 11 5 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 00 1 1 02 — 446 

Batteries: Atwood and Twaddle; Cox and 

Woodcock. Umpire, L. Brown. Time, I hr. 40 




Kappa Sigma, 9; Theta Delta Chi, 7 — May 2 7 

Innings: 12345 

Kappa Sigma 3501 o — 9 

Theta Delta Chi 1 o 3 3 x — 7 

Batteries: Stetson and Snow, Dole and Tuttle. 
Umpire, Purington. 

Delta Upsilon, 10; Psi Upsilon, i — May 22 

The game was characterized by the pitching of 
Pratt, who allowed his opponents only three hits. 

Score by innings : 1234567 RHE 

Delta Upsilon 002800 — 108 3 

Psi Upsilon o o o o o 1 o — 1 3 6 

Batteries : Pratt and Page ; Wilson and Wing. 
Umpire, Bull. Time, I hr. 32 min. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon, 13; Beta Theta Pi, 12 
It was a loosely played game, each team con- 
tributing several errors. Eastman played a steady 
game in left field for D. K. E. 

Score by innings : 12345 RHE 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 3424 x — 13 5 7 

Beta Theta Pi 5 o 6 1 0—12 12 5 

Batteries: Stevens, Cox, and Woodcock; C. A. 
Brown and Robinson. Umpire, Bearce. Time, I 
hr. 30 min. 

MENT FOR 1912-1913 

First Year Course 

German i and 2. Elementary course. Div. 
A, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 
1.30. Div. B, Monday, Tuesday, Thurs- 
day, Friday, 2.30. 

Professor Ham. 

Second Year Courses 

German 3 and 4. Prose composition and 
drama (Schiller). Tuesday, Thursday, 
Saturday, 10.30. 

Professor Files. 
German 5 and 6. Prose and poetry of 
the nineteenth century. A course in 
rapid reading. Monday, Wednesday, 
Friday, 8.30. 

Professor Ham. 
Courses 3,4 and 5,6 are elective for those 
who have passed in course 2 or who have been 
credited with German for admission. 
Third Year Courses 

German 7 and 8. History of German Lit- 
erature. Lectures in German and collat- 
eral reading. Tuesday, Thursday, Satur- 
day, 11.30. 

Professor Files. 
German 9 and 10. Advanced course in 
rapid reading for a limited number of 

students. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 
9.30. Professor Ham. 

German ii and 12. The Life and Works 
of Goethe. Tuesday, Thursday, Satur- 
day, 9.30. Professor Files. 
Note. — Prerequisite for any of the third year 
courses: either German 3,4 or 5,6. 
Fourth Year Courses 

German 13 and 14. (Verein course). 
The Classical German Drama. Tuesday, 
2.30 to 4.30. 
Prerequisite: One of the third year courses. 

Professor Files. 
German 15 and 16. Gothic and Old High 
German. Hours to be arranged. 

Professors Files and Ham. 


At the Orient and Quill Boards meeting held 
last Thursday, the plan for union of the business 
management of the two boards with amendments 
was adopted unanimously and will be referred 
back to the Student Council. 

The Sophomore Class held a meeting last 
Thursday noon at which it was decided to hold a 
:i; bsnquet :s usur.l in June. A committee to 
be appointed by the president was authorized to 
make all arrangements. 

The banquet will be held at the West End 
Hotel, Portland, Saturday, June 8. 

The banquet committee consists of P. Fox, S. 
Chase, R. Payson, F. Callahan, C. Bickford, E. 
Thompson, L.- Gibson, W. Cunliffe and R. Buell. 

At a meeting of the Bowdoin College Golf Club 
held in the Deutscher Verein room of Hubbard 
Hall last Tuesday the following officers were 
elected: President, L. A. Donahue '14; Secretary 
and Treasurer, K. A. Robinson '14. 

The Deutscher Verein met last Thursday even- 
ing at New Meadows Inn as the guests of Pro- 
fessor Files. After a banquet, Professor Schu- 
bert of Bates gave a talk on the German Army in 
German and German songs were sung. Profes- 
sors Johnson and Ham and Mr. Fifield were pres- 

The joint Cabinet meeting of the Y.M.C.A. will 
take place at New Meadows Inn on Monday even- 
ing, June 3. This year's cabinet will meet that for 
next year, and the prospects for the ensuing year 
will be discussed. The members will then partake 
of a shore dinner. 

The Juniors will replace the usual class banquet 
with a Junior Field Day, to be held tomorrow af- 
ternoon. Two hay racks containing the members 
of the class will leave the campus at 1 :20 P. M. 
for Gurnet. A baseball game and track events 



will be among the order of events in the after- 
noon. Dinner will be enjoyed at 6 P. M., and the 
return will be made before curfew in the evening. 
A special committee, consisting of one member 
from each fraternity, has been appointed by Pres- 
ident Crosbv to have charge of the affair. 

f>n tfte Campus 

The Board of Proctors for next year will con- 
sist of the following: Lawrence A. Crosby, Ced- 
ric R. Crowell, Leon E. Jones, Douglas H. Mc- 
Murtrie, James A. Norton and Philip Shaw 

The Gurnet will open Memorial Day. 
Jimmy Hamburger '10 was on the campus last 

E. W. Freeman '85 was on the campus for the 
week end. 

Dean Sills addressed the Bath teachers last 
Thursday night. 

Charles L. Oxnard '11 has been visiting the 
campus for the last few days. 

Ivan C. Merrill '15 was initiated into Theta 
Delta Chi Fraternity last Thursday. 

Professor Mitchell will deliver the Memorial 
Day address in Brunswick this year. 

If amateur inspectors count for anything this 
•ought to be the most perfectly built Gym in the 

Dana Merrill '14 is president again this year of 
the flourishing Portland Grammar School Athletic 

Theta Delta Chi and Delta Kappa Epsilon will 
hold a joint dance in the chapter house of the lat- 
ter, Wednesday evening of Ivy week. 

On Wednesday evening, June 26, preceding the 
President's Reception, there will be an illumina- 
tion of the campus and a band concert. 

One of the features of Ivy week this year will 
"be the Coming of Columbus at the Pastime. This 
is planned for those who wrote too late. 

Professor Hormell has been added to the com- 
mittee of the faculty .on non-fraternity men, which 
already consists of Prof. Nixon and Mr. Wilder. 
After two unsuccessful attempts to play the 
Maine game, it was finally pulled off yesterday 
afternoon. The box-score will appear in the next 

J. S. Brown '13 will represent the Bowdoin 
chapter of Kappa Sigma at the national conclave 
of the fraternity to be held at Louisville, Ken- 
tucky, July 10, 11, 12. 

Why not a Board of Arbitration to settle the 
labor differences on the new Gym? We suggest 
Professor Catlin, Assistant Professor Douglas, 

and James C. McBain. 

A band concert was held on the campus last 
Friday evening, until the weather man, probably 
thinking that we were trying to slip over a base- 
ball game on him, sent a first class shower. 

The annual convention of Psi Upsilon Frater- 
nity is to be held June 5-7 in New York City with 
the chapter at Columbia University. L. Pratt '13 
is to be the delegate from the Bowdoin chapter. 

The board of directors of the Interfraternity 
Baseball League has decided to continue the 
schedule, although this will necessitate a number 
of morning games. Why not have a six o'clock 
bell ? 

The Orient wishes to announce that the re- 
porter who wrote last week's baseball article say- 
ing "Colby is out of the running" has been dis- 
charged since last Wednesday's game with that 
institution. Maine State papers please copy. 

At the trials for the Alexander Prize- Speaking 
held May 22, the following men were chosen to 
take part in the final contest on June 24: G. W. 
Bacon '15, C. R. Crowell '13, P. H. Douglas '13, 
J. E. Dunphy '13, G. A. Hall '15, R. D. Leigh '14, 
G. A. MacWilliams '15, W. F. Twombly '14, and 
J. F. Weintz '15. The first, second, and third al- 
ternates are K. E. Ramsay '15, W. T. Livingston 
'15, and P. S. Smith '15 in the order named. The 
judges were Prof. Warren B. Catlin, Prof. Orren 
C. Hormell, and Mr. Ernest G. Fifield. 

A special meeting of 1915 was held in the Gym- 
nasium Thursday noon to make plans for the class 
banquet. Pres. McWilliams was elected toast- 
master, and Doc. Merrill was chosen to write the 
ode. A committee, consisting of MacDonald 
(chairman), Field, MacCormick, McKenney and 
Mannix, were chosen to have charge of the ban- 
quet. Roberts and Woodbury were appointed as 
a cane committee. 

a^itt) t&e jfacultp 


President Hyde will spend a large part of his 
summer in Brunswick so that he may be in close 
touch with the work going on at the College. 

Prof. Chapman will summer at his home on 
Federal St. 

Prof. Woodruff is planning to spend the sum- 
mer at his cottage on Caspian Lake, Greensbor- 
ough, Vt. 

The preparation of the General Catalogue of 
1912, which is to be issued at Commencement, has 
necessarily postponed much of the routine work 
of the library, and Dr. Little is planning to con- 
fine his vacation to the month of August to be 
spent at his cottage at Mere Point. 



Prof. Moody will make his headquarters at 
Brunswick this summer. He expects to attend 
the meeting of the American Mathematical So- 
ciety in New York shortly before college opens. 

Prof. Files will summer at his new house on 
Mere Point. 

Prof. Hutchins will remain on the campus for 
some time to supervise the insulating of the heat- 
ing pipes which run from the main plant to the 
respective buildings. Later in the summer he 
anticipates a trip to the Moosehead region. 

Dr. Whittier will continue to supervise the erec- 
tion of the new Gym during the summer. He also 
is planning to do some hospital work in Boston 
and New York, and will attend the meeting of the 
International Congress on Hygiene and Demog- 

Prof. Mitchell will spend the summer at his 
home in Brunswick. 

Dr. Burnett expects to sail the first of August 
on a thirteen months' trip to Europe to visit 
France, Germany, Italy and Greece. 

Prof. Ham will make his headquarters in 
Brunswick this summer. 

Dean Sills is planning to spend some time this 
summer at St. Andrews, New Brunswick. 

Dr. Copeland will carry on experimental work 
this summer in the laboratory of the U. S. Fish 
Commission at Woods Hole, Mass. 

Dr. Cram sails June 6 for England and Italy; 
he will return the last of August to attend the 
Eighth International Congress of Applied Chem- 
istry at New York. 

Prof. Lunt will be in Brunswick and Cambridge 
this summer doing research work. 

Prof. Davis will have charge of the work in 
reading and speaking at Columbia University 
Summer School the same as last year. Later he 
is planning a trip to the Katahdin region. 

Prof. Nixon will teach a course in the Latin de- 
partment of the University of Chicago this sum- 

Prof. Catlin will spend some time visiting the 
labor centers of the north and studying the labor 
conditions there. He will later go to his home in 
Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Assistant Librarian Wilder will spend a month 
at Pembroke, after which he will return to the 

Dr. Loomis will spend the summer at his home 
in Madison, Wis. 

Asst. Professor Alvord is to be married the last 
week in' June and after his honeymoon trip he and 
his bride will return to their new home in Bruns- 

Prof. Johnson will spend much of his summer 

in Brunswick at work on a new catalogue of the 
Art Collection of the College. The importance of 
this collection and of a comprehensive catalogue 
of it can be appreciated when it is known that 
some two thousand visitors, many of them people 
of note in the world of art, enter our art building 
every summer. 


Tuesday, May 28. — New England Intercollegiate 
Tennis Tournament at Longwood Courts. 
Baseball : 6 A. M., Non-Frats vs. Psi Upsilon. 
4 P. M., Theta Delta Chi vs. Psi 
Wednesday, 29. — New England Tennis Tourna- 
1 :30 Juniors start for Gurnet for their Field 

Baseball: 6 A. M., Alpha Kappa Kappa vs. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. 
Thursday, 30— Memorial Day, a holiday. 
Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 
Bowdoin Tennis Team plays Portland Coun- 
try Club on Portland courts. 
Friday, 31. — Bowdoin Interscholastic Tennis 

Examination for Class of 1875 History Prize. 
Psi Upsilon House Party and Reception. 
Baseball : 6 A. M., Beta Theta Pi vs Alpha 
Delta Phi. 
Saturday, June 1. — Bowdoin Interscholastic Ten- 
nis Tournament. 

Friar Initiation at Riverton Park, Portland. 
Baseball : 4 P. M., Kappa Sigma vs. Zeta Psi. 
Philo Sherman Bennett Government Prize 
Theses Due. 
Sunday, 2.— Final College Preacher, Rev. G G. 
Atkins of Providence, R. I., at the Church on 
the Hill. 

Monday, 3.— Meeting of the New Central Com- 
mittee at the Kappa Sigma House for organi- 

Tuesday, 4.— Final Meeting of the Deutscher 
Verein at New Meadows Inn. 

Wednesday, 5.— Zeta Psi House Party and Re- 
Delta Kappa Epsilon-Theta Delta Chi Dance. 

Thursday, 6.— Presentation of "A Pair of Specta- 
cles" by Masque and Gown at Town Hall. 

Friday, 7. — Ivy Day. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates, Whittier Field, 10 A. M. 
Junior Exercises, Memorial Hall, 2 130 P. M. 
Seniors' Last Chapel, 4:30 P. M. 
Ivy Hop, 9 P. M. 

6 4 


alumni Department 

'53. — The Orient regrets to announce the death 
of Col. William P. Drew, one of Bowdoin's most 
loyal and most interesting alumni. Mr. Drew 
died at his home in Lansdowne, Penn., after a 
brief illness subsequent to a paralytic shock. 

Mr. Drew was born at Augusta, eighty-two 
years ago, the son of Rev. W. A. Drew. He pre- 
pared for college at Phillips-Exeter and entered 
this college in the sophomore year. He was a 
classmate and dear friend of the late Chief Jus- 
tice Fuller. 

After graduation, "Mr. Drew took graduate 
work at Harvard, specializing in Greek and Latin. 
From there he went to Tufts to accept the posi- 
tion of Professor of Greek and Latin. 

The position which he held in the world of let- 
ters is shown by the fact that at the request of 
Dr. Joseph Worcester, he was a collaborator in 
the compilation of the Worcester's Unabridged 
Dictionary which has been an undisputed author- 
ity in matters pertaining to English. 

Mr. Drew's activity at the time of the Civil 
War is notable. At the beginning of the war, he 
wes se~refary to Maine's war governor, Hon. 
Israel Wasbburne. At the close of the war, that 
other famous alumnus, Gen. Oliver O. Howard, 
who was at the head of the Freemen's Bureau, ap- 
pointed Mr. Drew head of the department of con- 
fiscated and abandoned lands, which office he most 
honorably filled until the Bureau passed out of ex- 
istence. Mr. Drew was then appointed, his ability 
having been clearly shown in the previous posi- 
tion, Comptroller of Currency of the United 
States Treasury Department and served in that 
office for twenty years. 

He was a quiet, scholarly man, whose real 
worth was not appreciated except by those few 
friends who in their close companionship realized 
the sterling qualities of the man. However, his 
quiet and pleasing manner made him one of the 
most respected citizens of Landsdowne where he 
resided for eighty years. An evidence of high 
position he held among his fellow citizens is that 
from Oct. 3, 1905 until his death, he held the posi- 
tion of Librarian of the local Free Library, and 
under his management the efficiency of this insti- 
tution was greatly increased. 

Mr. Drew's demise will be sincerely regretted 
by many of the older Bowdoin graduates who 
probably realized better than those of the outside 
world the admirable qualities of this quiet unos- 
tentatious man. 

'52. — Bowdoin men will be interested to learn 
that General Joshua L. Chamberlain has received 

from President Taft a reappointment as Surveyor 
of the Port of Portland. Gen. Chamberlain has 
held this office for the past eight years. His loy- 
alty has made him beloved by the undergraduates 
as well as the alumni of the college. 

'55. — The poem delivered by the late S. S. 
Gardner at his Commencement has been added to 
the College's store of interesting manuscripts. 
This was possible through the kindness of Ray- 
mond Fellows, Esq., of Bangor. 

'58. — In the new Samuel Brown school building 
at Peabody, Mass., has been placed a memorial 
tablet to the honor of this illustrious graduate. 
This tablet is of bronze and bears the following 
inscription : 

In memory of 


born Feb. 61, 1836. 

A native of South Danvers 

A graduate of her public schools 

And Boivdoin College, Class of 1858. 

In the early days of the Civil War 

He organised and was commissioned 

Captain Co. D, 16th Conn. Volunteers 

and was killed at the 

Battle of Antietam 

Sept. 17, 1862. 

A citizen, schoolmaster, and soldier 

Admired and Esteemed. 

'66. — Prof. Henry L. Chapman has recently 

been elected a Fellow of the American Academy 

of Arts and Sciences. 

'yy. — Mr. Charles W. Morse has recently re- 
turned from a trip abroad. While there he toured 
Italy and Germany. When he left this country 
his health was despaired of, but traveling and the 
medical treatment that he received abroad has im- 
proved his condition greatly. The citizens of his 
home town, Bath, are planning a celebration in 
his honor when he shall return to it. 

'ii- — Arthur H. Cole '11 has been awarded a 
scholarship in economics at Harvard. 


June 26 to August 6, 1912. 
Offers college courses for students to make up 
conditions in the following subjects: 
Chemistry, Domestic Science, Economics and Soci- 
ology. Education, English. French, German, History 
Latin. Manna) Training. Mathematics and Astron- 
omy, and Physics. 

Advanced courses in these; subject* may also be 
taken to count toward a degree. 

For circular address. 
Robert J. Aley, President, Orono, Maine 





NO. 9 


The first of the Ivy Week festivities was the 
annual play produced by the Masque and Gown, 
the College Dramatic Club. This year the club 
presented "A Pair of Spectacles" in the Town 
Hall, before a good sized audience. The parts 
were well taken the leading characters being as- 
sumed by old favorites. Cedric Crowell as Uncle 
Gregory and Artie Welch as Benjamin Goldfinch 
were especially good. 


The 1913 edition of the Bugle— the sixty- 
seventh volume of Bowdoin's annual publication 
— appeared this morning. The book this year is a 
good-sized volume, attractively bound in gray 
cloth with red lettering — red and gray being the 
class colors of 1913. The cover design is ex- 
tremely simple but effective — being the Bowdoin 
seal under the words "Bugle — 1913." 

In contents this edition is the largest ever pub- 
lished, containing 310 pages of reading matter ex- 
clusive of advertisements. It is divided into the 
usual departments — the statistics of the college, 
the faculty, the classes and the fraternities ; the 
Medical School of Maine, with its faculty, stu- 
dents and fraternities ; the undergraduate activi- 
ties, literary, social and athletic ; and finally, the 
"grinds" — the humorous section of the book with 
the usual hits on the undergraduates and faculty, 
the class statistics and the college calendar for 
the year. 

The volume is dedicated by the class to Frank- 
lin Conant Payson, LL.D. '76, of Portland, at 
present a trustee of the College. 

The book was published this year by Burleigh 
& Flint of Aug'usta and bound by the F. H. Gilson 
Company of Boston. Its appearance is a decided 
credit to the publishers. 

The editorial board which has issued the book 
is elected by the junior class from the various 
fraternities and the non-fraternity men. It is 
made up as follows : Laurence A. Crosby, editor- 
in-chief; Albert P. Cushman, business manager; 
Edward O. Baker, Charles R. Bull, Cedric R. 
Crowell, John E. Dunphy, Daniel E. Gardner, 
I eon E. Jones, Luther C. Whittier, associate edi- 
tors ; and Douglas H. McMurtrie, art editor. 


The feature of Ivy morning was the annual 
game with Bates on Whittier Field. This was 
Bowdoin's last home game this year and was the 
last appearance of Capt. Means, tiie star twirltr, 
Brooks, Grant and Joy, all sterling players. The 
Orient goes to press too early to record the re- 
sult of the contest. Below is the Maine college 
standing to date, not including this morning's 

Won Lost* P.C. 
Maine 5 1 .833 

Bates 2 2 .500 

Colby 2 3 .400 

Bowdoin 1 4 .200 



A short time ago a party of sightseers were 
touring the capital of the United States for the 
first time. "On your right," said the guide, point- 
ing to a huge brick structure, "is the Great Na- 
tional HAND-OUT, the Government Free-lunch 
Counter. If any one of you runs out of cash 
while in Washington, go to your Congressman, 
he will see that you have pin-money for the rest 
of your life." 

One man of that party was inquisitive and 
asked what the "Great National Hand-out" was. 
"The Pension Office," was the answer. The man 
was patriotic also, and was annoyed, to say the 
least, at hearing the Pension Office thus sneered 
at, and asked the guide why he had spoken in that 
manner. "Do you know anything about the con- 
duct of that Pension Bureau ?" the guide in turn 
asked. The man confessed that he did not. "Then 
you had better find out," was the laconic reply. 

We must first of all realize that the regulations 
governing the granting of pensions are made by 
Congress and administered by a Pension Board 
appointed by the President. This board, however, 
has never been compelled to present any itemized 
report to Congress, aside from giving the total 
number of pensioners on the rolls, and the total 
sum paid them. Furthermore the public has al- 
ways been denied the privilege of examining the 
records, and so it is seen that this board is allowed 



free rein to conduct the department as it wishes, 
with no one being the wiser. Another possible 
basis for political corruption was furnished when 
Congress reserved the right to pass certain pen- 
sion bills granting pensions to those who could not 
get them under the ordinary laws, and thus Con- 
gress, is likewise allowed to manipulate the sys- 
tem as it may desire. 

After the Civil War these opportunities were at 
once taken advantage of by a class of men who 
were largely responsible for the unfortunate con- 
dition which exists today ; I refer to the claim 
agents or pension attorneys. As illustrating the 
methods used by these gentlemen we may take the 
agency conducted by one George Lemon, who for 
fifteen years did the largest pension business. 
Lemon formed alliances with the different Pen- 
sion Administrations and with influential Con- 
gressmen, and was frank in advertising that he was 
in a position to secure the granting of almost any 
kind of claim, and that he would charge no fee in 
any case unless the claim was granted. To spread 
this glorious news among the veterans he pub- 
lished the "National Tribune," ostensibly an inde- 
pendent old-soldier newspaper, but conducted for 
the sole purpose of his fraudulent pension busi- 
ness. This newspaper enjoyed a large circulation, 
and the combination worked so successfully that 
Lemon is said to have made over half a million 
dollars yearly. The other pension attorneys do 
not make so much money, but their methods are 
the same, and they are responsible for the fraud 
and corruption which exists today. 

We have before noted that the Pension Board 
is allowed to do much as it pleases, since all that 
it does is kept secret. Much depends, then, on 
these men in charge of the Bureau. Beginning 
with Cleveland's first administration, so that our 
investigation may not seem too much like ancient 
history, a review of the records of the Pension 
Commissioners during Cleveland's two adminis- 
trations and Harrison's administration shows that, 
with the exception of William Lochren, the last 
Commissioner under Cleveland, all these officers 
were inexcusably extravagant in the granting of 
pensions. Lochren's business-like administration 
brought down storms of protest from those who 
had been profiting from the wasteful system and 
was the most important factor in the Democratic 
defeat of 1888. 

The Republican party coming into power with 
this old-soldier patronage was compelled to re- 
frain from any pension reform since, the only at- 
tempt, one made by Commissioner Evans in Mc- 
Kinley's administration, being promptly nipped in 
the bud by sending the too conscientious Commis- 
sioner abroad to occupy a Consulship. This old- 

soldier vote is constantly being catered to by pass- 
ing more generous pension legislation, and it is a 
significant fact that one of the last acts the pres- 
ent administration did before entering into the 
present campaign was an appeal to this old-soldier 
vote in the form of a pension bill which will swell 
the total yearly amount spent for pensions 30 mil- 
lion dollars. Already the yearly appropriation 
amounts to 165 million dollars, a sum absolutely 
beyond comprehension, more than the annual ex- 
pense of maintaining the whole British Army. 
Congress is constantly made brilliant with the 
pyrotechnic oratory let loose in behalf of more 
generous pensions, and a recent speech of Mr. 
Cannon's, describing the awful suffering of the 
soldiers and the ungratefulness of this country, is 
said by one magazine writer to have brought 
tears to the eyes of the marble effigies in Statuary 

To remedy this alleged stinginess on the part of 
the Pension Bureau, Congress passes several 
thousand acts each session granting pensions to 
those who cannot get them from the Bureau. 
Each Congressman has a certain number assigned 
him for distribution among his friends. In order 
to make it difficult for an investigator to discover 
whether the beneficiaries of these special acts are 
worthy or not their addresses are not given, the 
act reading: — "To grant a pension of $100 a 
month to John Jones of the 6th Mass. Infantry," 
and there is no way of discovering whether Jones 
lives in Colusa, Cal., or Mexico, Me., unless his 
comrades choose to give the information. 

Cleveland said in one of his messages to Con- 
gress, "If the veterans of the war knew all that 
was going on in the matter of granting pensions 
by private bills they would be more disgusted than 
any other class of citizens," and we believe this 
to be true. To include in the pension list among 
the names of worthy soldiers, the names of 
thieves, cowards, drunken rowdies, embezzlers, 
and deserters is an insult to our Union Army as 
monstrous as it is undeserved, and it is only be- 
cause the rank and file of those remaining are 
largely ignorant of the true condition of affairs 
that it is allowed to exist. Is there any good rea- 
son why the pension records should be kept 
secret? Some may say, "Spare the old soldier the 
publicity of being known the object of charity." 
But he would not be so regarded. A pension roll 
should be, and a purified pension roll would be, in- 
deed a roll of honor, and like all rolls of honor, 
like that roll of honor we of Bowdoin so prize and 
love, should be placed where all could read and 

When, by the force of a stimulated public opin- 
ion, this is done, then and only then, can we as 



Americans point with honest pride to our policy 
of paying to the soldiers who fought for us a por- 
tion of that debt we owe them; then and only 
then, will this pension system cease to be a sacri- 
lege against the memory of the noble dead in 
whose name it is perpetuated ; then, and only then, 
will it cease to be a standing insult to those veter- 
ans who remain; and instead of being a disgrace, 
become the pride of all patriotic Americans. 

The Song of the Fool. 
The golden sun played o'er the court, 
And spread his shadows on the tiles ; 
Then, wearying, in idle sport 
He thrust his finger in the fountain, whiles 
It's shattered shaft to fragments fell 
About the base. At last the fool 
He sought, who dreamed and spurned 
To join his pranks ; for in the cool 
Recesses of the court he sat, 
Content to watch him at his play. 
The air grew languid with the heat so that 
The fool at last did nod, and lay 
Upon his bench and slept. Then grew 
The sun more bold and crept 
Up to the slipper of the fool and blew 
Upon his eyes his light-beams as he slept. 

"Sir fool," (the voice was as a knell,) 

"His Majesty demands a song, 

And in it thou shalt tell 

The glories of the court. So fine a throng 

Must not remain unsung." 

The fool, his eyes yet caught in sleep, 

Looked up dismayed and saw 

The Chamberlain, a wileful man and deep, 

Of haughty mien, whose word was law. 

"A song, my Lord? 

The sun has tricked my brain, 

And sleep befogged mine eye. 

A song, my Lord? 

But list you, I am fain 

To rest and would not try 

My slender voice, my Lord." 

"The task is set — no word will gain 
Thee time. Thy song prepare, 
Or ere this sun shall set again, 
Thou diest ! Come, Thy song prepare." 

Through the windows drifted music 
In a dreamy low refrain — 

Loud bassoon and silver flute tones, 
Violins in treble strain. 
'Midst the music, like a cobweb, 
Laughter floated low and clear; 
All the court was at its pleasure — 
To the fool his death was near ! 

Drawn by some resistless impulse, 

Past the grooms he slowly went, 

To an alcove where in darkness 

On the court his eye he bent. 

All unseen (an arras hid him) 

There he crouched and watched the play 

Of the rainbow colors flashing 

In the myriad tapers' ray. 

Quick his heart leaped up, and highly 
Beat, for surely it was true : 
There was wealth of grace to sing of, 
Something old and something new ! 

But soon he felt his ardor cool : 
He knew them all too well, and they — 
Full well they knew he was a fool 
Who could but give them platitudes. 
Yet had the king commanded, So 
Perforce he'd sing and give them what 
He could ; then to his dreaming go. 

Again he turned to watch the crowd, 

And looking, mused he thus : 

Now there is Stidge, the scientific man, 

Who sees the world in figure and in form. 

He gazes at you as you were a wall, 

And finds your smile is just below the norm. 

Poor court ! he long has learned you all, 

And put you in his catalogue ; and can 

You by a word escape his dreadful law ? 

And there is Bingle standing by the Que 

A social bird that Bingle. With what grace 
He dances — never tires. By his talk, I ween, 
You'd call him brainless. Not a trace 
Of worthy thought he owns ! 

The fool looked on, and saw his hope decay; 
I might extol the soldiers — they at least are 

strong ; 
But, Heaven, they are gloried every day ! 
Do not the heralds over all the land 
Proclaim their worth, these soldiers nine? 
Oh, they will never do. Each courtly band 
Has soldiers nine who fight, and what's to say 
About such men as they ? 



I cannot sing of Kidge though he be wise 
And wear a golden key ; for without books 
He is a very dolt, and though he tries 
He cannot say a human word, but looks 
About with vacant stare. Yet ranks he high, 
And all the books he's read he knows by heart. 
But think of all the joy he lets go by ! 

But see that dreadful cripple by the door, 
His brows all bound in ivy-chaplets gay, 

And in his clutch a poet's scroll bedight 
With words. Oh, that is Mudge. Each year 
He wails an Ivy Poem, that is a crazy flight 
Of words. The lines go limping short and long 
(Small wonder the poor bard looks weak and 

worn !) 
But all the court talks on ; they hear no sound, 
While Mudge wails on in vain his silly song. 

The music flagged; the lights within the hall 
Grew dim. The dancers left by two and two; 
But still the fool watched on till all 
Were gone. Then he, despairing, near the 

window drew, 
And pondered long. "So fine a throng 
Must not remain unsung." 
Forsooth, a goodly throng. But lo, my voice 

is dead. 
I cannot sing ! So wept the fool, and bowed 

his head. 

The silver sandalled dawn stole out apace, 
And from her shoulders fell the cloak of night. 
Reluctant still she hid her smiling face 
And hovered shyly on the dewy height. 

She looked upon the city in the plain, 

All silent as the dwellings of the dead; 

She saw the sleeping castle, and again 

She saw the fool with mournful lowered head. 

At first with sleepy hand, 

And then more bold and true, 

The sun pushed back from off the land, 

The sulky shadows. Then anew, 

In radiant strength he leaped 

Above the hill, and laughed 

For joy to see the fool so steeped 

In woe, for all his dreamer's craft. 

Fresh hope, and hear the song 
That joyous nature sings. 
Then tell the court, nor fear 
Its kindly wrath, nor stings. 

The willing fool heard nature's melody 
And sang it to the waiting court that noon. 


King — crown Frederic S. Wiggin 

Jester — cap and bells Kendrick Burns 

Duke — monocle Alfred Henry Sweet 

Anarchist — bomb Paul Howard Douglas 

Popular man — wooden spoon Philip Shaw Wood 


This custom follows the Ivy exercises. While 
the young shoot is being planted the class will sing 
the following ode: 

Air: — Wake, Freshman, Wake 
O, Bowdoin, our Mother, 
Rejoicing, we serve thee, 
And plant our Ivy to thine honored name. 
Our voices together, 
We raise to acclaim thee, 
And pay our homage to thy loving fame. 


Hail ! hail ! Bowdoin hail ! 
We, the class of '13 sing thy praise. 

This cry our token 

That our love is unbroken, 
And that we cherish all our college days. 

Accept our class tribute, 

Our love for thy guidance 
And teach our class to ever honor thee- 

With heartfelt emotion, 

And deathless devotion, 
Until the years of time shall cease to be. 


— E. O. Baker. 


According to tradition a regular chapel service- 
is held on the afternoon of Ivy Day which the 
Seniors attend en masse going through the famil- 
iar chapel service for the last time as undergrad- 
uates, marching out at its close singing the cus- 
tomary song to the tune of Old Lang Syne. For 
the rest of the year the Seniors are not required 
to attend the morning chapel service. 

O, fool, awake, awake, 

And see how wags the world ! 

Bewail thee not, but take 

IVY HOP— 9.00 P. M. 

The Ivy festivities will be brought to a close 
this evening with the annual Ivy Hop in Memorial 



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Hall. A reception will be held from eight to nine 
o'clock after which there will be dancing until 

The patronesses are Mrs. Johnson, Miss Chap- 
man, Mrs. Woodruff, Mrs. Moody, Mrs. Hutch- 
ins, Mrs. Ham, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Copeland, Mrs. 
Lunt, Mrs. Nixon, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Hormell. 

Music for an order of twenty-six dances will be 
furnished by Frank Kendrie and his orchestra of 
sixteen pieces. 

The catering will be done by Pooler of Port- 

The committee in charge is Leon E. Jones, 
chairman; Robert W. Belknap, Stanley F. Dole, 
Clifton O. Page, Paul C. Savage. 


The Psi Upsilon Fraternity held its annual 
house party at the Chapter House on Friday, May 
31. The affair included a reception to the friends 
of the fraternity from three to five o'clock in the 

In the receiving line were Mrs. G. T. Files, 
Mrs. I'. S. Emery, Mrs. H. B. Peters, Mrs. Henry 
Johnson and Mrs. Hartley Baxter. The members 
of the house party committee were L. Pratt '13, 

A. Cushman '13, E. Payson '14, and K. Eaton '15. 
Music was furnished by Lovell's orchestra of 
Brunswick. The patronesses at the dance in the 
evening were the same as those in the receiving 
line in the afternoon. G. L. Shaw Co. of Port- 
land were the caterers. 

Among the guests present were Misses Janet 
Peters, Margaret Starbird, Woodfords ; Frances 
Crosman, Blanche Libbey, Portland ; Ellen Bax- 
ter, Sarah Baxter, Brunswick ; Marie Ranney, 
Belmont, Mass. ; Louise Cushman, Bangor ; Helen 
Copeland, Newton Centre, Mass. ; Lucy Jacobs, 
Thomaston ; Edwina Quincy, Dorchester, Mass. ; 
Elizabeth Houghton, Louise Harriman, Bath. 


The Zeta Psi Fraternity held its annual house 
party at the Chapter House on Wednesday, 
Thursday and Friday of this week. A reception 
was held on Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 5. In 
the receiving line were Mrs. Henry Johnson, 
Brunswick ; Mrs. George M. Chapman, Fairfield ; 
Mrs. Scott A. Simpson, Portland ; Mrs. William 
E. Lunt and Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Brunswick. 
Punch was served by Mrs. Frederick W. Brown, 
Brunswick : tea by Mrs. Paul Nixon, Brunswick ; 
and coffee by Mrs. J. C. Lunt, Portland. Music 
was furnished by Kendrie's Orchestra. 

Among the guests present were Miss Margaret 
Timberlake, Lancaster, N. H. ; Misses Marion 
Greene and Florence Emery, Madison; Misses 
Martha O'Brien, Lyda Chenery and Hilda Laugh- 
lin, Portland ; Miss Gladys Umberhine, Topsham ; 
Miss Winonna Vannah, Winslow's Mills; Miss 
Elizabeth White, South Portland; Misses Mary 
Emery, Gertrude Emery and Ethel Mitchell, 
Skowhegan ; Misses Loretta Lapointe and Al- 
fertta Graves, Brunswick; Miss Lena Blanchard, 
Augusta ; Miss Helen Berry, Newton, Mass. ; Miss 
Mildred Goddard, Lynn, Mass.; Miss Alberta 
Rumph, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The program of the house party consisted of a 
reception and dance on Wednesday, a trip to the 
Gurnet House, and the Dramatic Club play on 
Thursday, and the Ivy Day exercises on Friday. 
The committee in charge was R. E. Foss '12, 
chairman; P. C. Lunt '13, R. E. Simpson '14, and 
G. W. Ricker '15. 

The Theta Delta Chi and Delta Kappa Epsilon 
fraternities held a joint dance at the D. K. E. 
house last Wednesday evening. Before the dance 
the party took dinner at the Inn. Music was fur- 
nished by Arlington's of Portland; refreshments 
were provided by Given. 


The Student Council held a meeting Monday at 
which time it was decided to hold the annual 
Spring election next Monday evening in Me- 
morial Hall. At this meeting elections will be held 
for members of the Student Council, assistant 
managers of Track, Baseball, Tennis, and Fencing 
and managers of the same. Members of the Ath- 
letic Council will be elected also. The Coun- 
cil also prepared finally the proposed constitution 
for the Associated Student Body plan and the 
constitution of the new Bowdoin Publishing Co., 
a part of the blanket tax scheme. A new plan of 
electing assistant managers will also be submitted 
to the student body. Copies of the proposed con- 
stitutions are posted in the various fraternity 
houses and at the bulletin board in the Library, 
so that the studentibody may have a chance to ex- 
amine the plan carefully before Monday evening 
when they will be voted upon. This will be the 
most important student meeting of the year. 


' In one of the most exciting games ever played 
on Whittier Field, Maine won from Bowdoin, 6 
to 5. Maine got away with a big lead in the first 
four innings. Bowdoin came strong at the finish 
and was barely defeated in a stirring last inning 

The game abounded in long hits. The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Weatherill, 2b 3 1 o 3 o 

Skolfield, cf 5 ! 2 3 ° ° 

Tilton, 3b 3 o 2 o 

LaCasce, If, rf.... 5 o 3 I o 2 

Grant, rf 3 1 o o o 

Means, p 4 I x ° 5 ° 

Brooks, c 4 ° ° 9 ° ° 

Cooley, ss 3 o 2 1 1 r 

Joy, ib 3 1 o 12 o 1 

Russell, If 1 o 1 o o 

Totals 34 

27 11 

ab r bh po a 

Gilman, 3b 4 l l 2 3 

Cobb, ss 4 1 4 

Abbott, c 4 1 x I0 ° 

Stobie, p 5 o o 3 

Witham, ib 5 o I 8 

Hosmer, If 4 1 2 3 1 

Baker, rf 4 1 l ° ° 

Pickard, 2b 4 1 2 3 3 

McCarthy, cf 3 1 o o 

Totals 37 6 8 27 14 

Innings : 1 23456789 

Bowdoin o o 1 o 2 1 1 — 5 

Maine 2 2 1 1 o o o o — 6 

Two base hits, Baker, Hosmer. Three base 
hits, Abbott, Cooley, Means. Sacrifice hits, Cobb, 
McCarthy. Stolen bases, Baker, Weatherill. 
Double play, Gilman to Pickard to Witham. Left 
on bases, Maine 8, Bowdoin 9. First base on balls, 
off Stobie 5 ; off Means 3. First base on errors, 
Maine 3. Hit by pitcher, Russell, Tilton. Struck 
out, by Stobie 6; by Means 6. Wild pitches, 
Stobie 2; Means 2. Time, 2:23. Umpire, O'Brien. 

Bates' pennant hopes were dashed Tuesday 
when Bowdoin triumphed in a hard fought game, 
2 to 1. Both pitchers were in great form. But 
four hits were made by either side. Captain 
Means fanned 15 of his opponents, and 12 were 
retired by Stinson. The prettiest fielding play of 
the game was contributed by Link Skolfield, when 
he captured a hit from Talbot's bat which looked 
good for three bases, at least. The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Weatherill, 2b 3 1 o 2 

Skolfield, cf 4 o o 1 o o 

Tilton, 3b 4 o o 1 1 

LaCasce, rf 4 o 2 1 o 

Russell, If 4 o o 1 o 1 

Means, p 401030 

Brooks, c 4 15 o o 

Cooley, ss 3 I I o I 

Joy, ib 3 o o 8 o o 


Totals 33 2 4 27 7 1 


ab r bh po a e 

Ridlon, 2b 3 o o 2 

Reagan, ib 4 7 o 

Talbot, cf 4 1 2 1 1 o 

Griffin, c 4 o 1 14 I o 

Cody, 3b 4 o 1 2 2 3 

Shepherd, If 400200 

Danahy, rf 4 O I o O 

Keaney, ss 3 o 2 

Stinson, p 300030 

Totals 33 1 4 27 9 5 

Innings : 1 2345 6789 

Bowdoin o o 2 o o o o o o — 2 

Bates o o 1 o o — I 

Two base hits, Cooley, Talbot. Sacrifice hit, 
Weatherill. Base on balls, by Means 1, by Stin- 
son 2. Struck out, by Means 15, by Stinson 12. 
Hit by pitcher, by Stinson, Weatherill. Passed 
ball, Brooks. Time, 2:00. Umpire, Carrigan. 



Kappa Sigma, ii ; Zeta Psi, 8 — June i 

Score by innings : 123456 RHE 

Kappa Sigma 4 1 o o o 6 — 11 10 5 

Zeta Psi 4 1 2 o 1 — 893 

Batteries : Willett, A. Stetson and Snow ; L. 
Stetson and Badger. Umpire, Leonard. 
Non-Fraternity, 5; Zeta Psi, i 

Innings : 123456 

Non-Frat o o 4 1 o x — 5 

Zeta Psi o o o o o 1 — I 

Batteries : Grierson and Lewis ; Stetson and 

Psi Upsilon, 3 ; Non-Fraternity, 

Innings : 1234567 

Psi Upsilon 1 1 00 1 o o — 3 

Non-Fraternity o o o o o — o 

Batteries: Sheperd and Wing; Grierson and 

Zeta Psi, 4; Psi Upsilon, 2 

Innings : 1234567 

Zeta Psi o o 2 1 1 o — 4 

Psi Upsilon o o o 2 o o — 2 

Batteries: Stetson and Badger; Wilson and 


Won Lost P.C. 

Delta Upsilon 3 1 .750 

Non-Fraternity 2 1 .666 

Kappa Sigma 2 1 .666 

Psi Upsilon 2 2 .500 

Zeta Psi 2 3 .400 

Theta Delta Chi o 3 .000 


Phi Chi 3 1 .750 

Beta Theta Pi 2 1 .666 

Alpha Delta Phi 1 1 .500 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 1 2 .333 

Alpha Kappa Kappa 2 .000 


The following men from the Junior Class were 
elected to the Ibis at the recent elections : L. A. 
Crosby, C. R. Crowell, E. O. Baker, J. E. Dunphy 
and B. E. Holt. The initiation and banquet will 
be held Saturday night. 

The Band held an election of officers for next 
year Tuesday evening, June 4. J. A. Lewis '15 
was elected leader and C. A. Brown '14 was 
chosen manager. 

At a meeting of the Track "B" men held at 
Webber's studio last Tuesday noon, Charlie Has- 
kell '13 was unanimously elected captain of next 
year's track team. Haskell won his letter this 
year as a member of the cross country team, relay 
team, and track team, both in the Maine State 

Meet and New England Intercollegiate. He was 
developed as an athlete entirely since entering col- 
lege and his popularity and qualities as a leader 
make him an ideal captain for next year's team. 

The tennis team will not elect a captain this 
spring owing to the fact that the loss of all the 
matches made none eligible for the Tennis "B." 
The election will probably be held at the termina- 
tion of the Fall Tournament. 

The Friars held their annual initiation and ban- 
quet at Riverton on Saturday evening. The in- 
itiates were Horace A. Barton, Clarence A. 
Brown, Louis A. Donahue, Alfred E. Gray and 
Elroy O. LaCasce, all of 1914. 

The Y.M.C.A. held its annual joint cabinet 
meeting at New Meadows Inn, Monday, June 3. 
A large number attended and a good time was en- 
joyed by all. 

The Class in English 7 is to hold a banquet at 
New Meadows Inn Tuesday evening, June 11. As 
one of the features of the course is after dinner 
speaking and post prandial forensics, there is ex- 
pected to be a lively interest in that part of the 
evening's entertainment. W. R. Spinney '13 is in 
charge of the affair. 

A meeting of the Somerset County Club was 
held at the Zeta Psi House, Friday evening, May 
31, and the following officers were elected: Pres- 
ident, C. B. Haskell '13; Vice-President, E. O. La- 
Casce '14; Secretary-Treasurer, A. S. Merrill '14; 
Executive Committee, F. I. Cowan '13, O. p'. 
Badger '14, E. H. Austin '15. 

eastern intercollegiate 
Bowdoin's only representative at the Eastern 
Intercollegiate Track Meet in Philadelphia Satur- 
day, Harry Faulkner, took third place in the broad 
jump with a leap of 22 feet, y/ 2 inches. Penn- 
sylvania won the meet with 28 points, Cornell was 
second with 17^ points, Michigan third with 15, 
and Harvard and Columbia tied for fourth with 
13 points. The world's record in the pole vault 
was broken and new college records set up in the 
two-mile, quarter, half-mile, and shot put. 


The Bowdoin Interscholastic Tennis Tourna- 
ment was pulled off last Saturday with six schools 
competing: Bangor High, Portland High, Cony 
High, Edward Little High, Hebron, and Thorn- 
ton. Ennis of Thornton captured the honors in 
singles, and Whitehouse and Mansfield of Port- 
land High in doubles. 


Amherst won first place in both singles and 

7 2 


doubles in the New England Tennis Tournament 
at Longwood last week, Johnston and Miller win- 
ning the doubles and Johnston the singles. Bow- 
doin's team was defeated in the preliminary 
rounds. In the singles Bacon of Wesleyan, who 
was runner-up, beat Capt. MacCormick, and Con- 
ger of Williams beat Shepherd, and in the doubles 
Nelson and Webber of Dartmouth beat Shepherd 
and Chapman. 

Professor Chapman's song "Onward Bowdoin" 
has been set to music and printed, and David W. 
Snow, Esq. '73, the donor of the "Song Cup," has 
made it possible for all to learn it without delay 
by the generous gift of five hundred copies. The 
clerk at the charging desk in the Library will at- 
tend to the distribution. Every student is entitled 
to a free copy. 

The following courses will be given the first 
semester of next year as described in the cata- 
logue, with the exception of the changes noted be- 

Note under History corrects misstatement of 
courses in History in last issue of the Orient. 
Astronomy 1, Descriptive Astronomy. Text- 
books, lectures and observatory work, Tuesday, 
Thursday, Saturday 9 :30 A. M. Elective for 
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. (Astronomy 
2 will be given second semester dealing with ap- 
plications of Spherical Trigonometry to prob- 
lems in Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying. 
Same hours : elective for those who have passed 
Mathematics 2, and Astronomy 1.) 
Biology 1, 3, 7, 9 
Chemistry 1, 3, 5, 7 

Economics 1, in the Principles of Economics, will 
be divided into two sections, one in charge of 
each instructor, and those sections sub-divided 
once each week for oral quiz and conference 
work, hours for the latter to be arranged. 
Economics 3, Money and Banking, by Mr. Davis. 
Economics 5, Sociology, by Mr. Catlin. 
Education 1, History of Education, Tuesday, 
Thursday and Saturday 8:30, Mr. McCon- 
aughy. Probably not offered in 1913-14. 
English 1, 3, 6 

English 9, 10, two courses running through the 
year; given as English 8 has been given this 
year. Open to six students. Choice of six stu- 
dents to be announced not later than June 10. 
English 11, The Novel; open to Juniors and Sen- 
aughy. Probably not offered in 1913-14. 
iors, Tuesday, Thursday 10:30, Mr. McCon- 
English Literature I, 3 

Fine Arts 1, History of Art, Monday, Wednes- 
day, Friday 9 :30. Open to Seniors and Juniors, 
Mr. Johnson. (Continuation of Fine Arts 1 
will be offered the second semester under the 
same instructor.) 

French 1, 13, as in catalogue. 

French 3, in one division, Monday, Wednesday, 
Friday 9 :30, Mr. Brown. 

French 5, in one division, Monday, Wednesday, 
Friday 1 1 :30, Mr. Brown. 

Geology I 

German I, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, as announced in 
the Orient of May 28. 

Greek A, I, 3, 5, 7 

History 1, 3, 7. Note: — In 1913-14 Modern Eu- 
ropean History will be substituted for Ameri- 
can History, so Juniors wishing American His- 
tory should elect the course this year. 

Government I 

Hygiene 1 

Italian 3 

Latin 1 

Latin 3, Plautus, Mr. Nixon. 

Latin 5, Late Latin, Mr. Sills. 

Latin 7, Virgil, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
1 1 :30 ; First Semester instead of Second Sem- 
ester, Mr. Sills. 

Mathematics 1, 3, 5 

Philosophy I 

Philosophy 3, The Philosophy of Idealism. Text 
Book, Royce's "The World and the Individual," 
Mr. W. T. Brown. 

Psychology 1, 3, as announced in the catalogue, : 
Mr. W. T. Brown. 

Physics 1, 5 

Mechanical Drawing 1 

Surveying 1 

Hall of Delta Upsilon, June 4, 1912. 
The recent death of Samuel Wiggin Pearson of 
the Class of 1S62 has removed from the Chapter 
one of our oldest and most respected brothers. 
After graduation Brother Pearson studied at the 
Bangor Theological Seminary from 1863 to 1866. 
From that time until 1883 he held pastorates in 
different churches in the State. In 1883 he rel 
tired from the ministry and engaged in business. 
Throughout his life Brother Pearson was a high- 
minded and conscientious citizen. 

In behalf of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and 
the Bowdoin Chapter, we extend our sincere sym- 
pathy to his family. 

Manning Hapgood Busfield, 
Kenneth Allan Robinson, 
Clifford Thompson Perkins, 
For the Chapter. 




NO. 10 

23-27, 1912 

CLASS OF 1912 


John L. Hurley, Pres. 

Arthur D. Welch, Vice-Pres. 

William A. MacCormick, Secy-Treas. 

Robert D. Cole, Marshal. 
Class Day Committee: 

Joseph E. Newell, Chairman 

Seward J. Marsh 

Edward O. Leigh 

John H. Joy 

Heman A. White 


By President Hyde. 

The Fundamental Loyalties — John 18:37 


The College expects from every man of you 
four loyalties : the loyalty that puts the integrity 
of the home above any pleasure disloyalty can 
offer : the loyalty that rates the worth of good 
work squarely done above any profits dishonesty 
can gain : the loyalty that holds the rights and in- 
terests of the people dearer than any honors or 
favors corruption can buy : the loyalty that ranks 
God's justice and kindness supreme over all temp- 
tation to the selfish and the mean. 

The alumnus who would be loyal to his college 
alone is no alumnus at all ; is never a welcome 
sight upon the college campus. 

Go out into the world and conquer something 
there. Then when you have proved true to your 
fathers and mothers, or to wife and children of 
your own; when you have some useful business or 
profession well in hand; when you are doing 
something to make your community and country 
more free, prosperous, healthy and happy ; when 
you are filling the place God gives you in the way 
He wills you to fill it ; then come back bringing 
your sheaves with you, and you will be alumni in- 
deed ; thrice and four times welcome ; for through 
your loyalty to the four objects the College stands 
for, — home, work, country, God, — you will prove 
your loyalty to her in the one way for which she 
supremely cares ; and win the everlasting right to 
be her well-beloved sons. 


8 P. M. 

PROGRAM -:# '"' 


Clive Browning 

William F. Twombly '13 
The Moral Equivalent of War James 

Jacob F. Weintz '15 

Claudius and Cynthia Thompson 

Kenneth E. Ramsay '15 


The Benediction Coppee 

John E. Dunphy '13 
The True Use of Wealth Ruskin 

George A. McWilliams '15 

Hitch Your Wagon to a Star Emerson 

George W. Bacon '15 


The Death of Sidney Carton Dickens 

Paul H. Douglas '13 
The Fezziwig's Ball Dickens 

George A. Hall, Jr. '15 

Song of the Parson's Son Service 

Robert D. Leigh '14 


Alternates, William T. Livingstone '15, Philip 

S. Smith '15. 

First Prize, John E. Dunphy. 
Second Prize, Paul H. Douglas. 


Memorial Hall 10 A. M. 
"In Bowdoin the pleasing contact with the Fac- 
ulty shows the student what an immense amount 
there is still to be learned. Some time during his 
senior year, and it seems rather sad, he realizes 
what an extensive field lay before him as a Fresh- 
man and how little he has explored it. Surely 
the opportunities for the development of one's in- 
dividuality in a small college are infinite. 

It has occurred to more than one that too many 
students in college have too much to do. In our 
undergraduate activities we try to counterfeit the 
relations of life as we expect to find them when 



we graduate. It has long since been commented 
upon that the pursuit of independent research 
work by the students has quite died out. This 
raises a serious question, are we devoting time to 
petty college businesses that could better be put 
upon a deeper study of the humanities? Isn't 
there a danger that in losing ourselves in objec- 
tive ends we shall develop business capacity but 
neglect the philosophy that must underlie our ac- 
tions ? 

Those who believe that the undergraduate is 
too busy to do an adequate amount of thinking 
cite the fact that few college men are accustomed 
to take time to meditate. It is true that if you talk 
with an undergraduate confidentially about such 
matters he will react, but on the whole there seems 
to be what we may term a ''social pressure" that 
forbids such discussion. 

In a small college where everyone knows every- 
body else the student body is apt to be a social 
group, and there is a possibility that the movement 
-of the crowd will carry the individual along with 
it. As Bowdoin men we have a different stamp 
from the men of other colleges, and we are proud 
of it. Yet there is a tendency that militates 
against a man's growing in the direction his in- 
dividuality leads him. The interests of the in- 
dividual tend to become the interests of the col- 
lege, but the interests of the college are not neces- 
sarily those of the majority of the undergraduates. 
For instance, every undergraduate does not feel 
the strong enthusiasm in athletics which the col- 
lege calls for, but such are not to be censured. 

It has been said that the small college is no 
place for a genius. As a social group, indeed, we 
provide no garrets for seclusion, but at least let us 
give full credit to such individuality as manifests 
itself, for as of tastes, so of individualities, which 
comes to the same thing, there must be no discus- 

We are here for the development of character 
and there is no course offered in college which 
does not afford a broad field for this. Individual 
development has two aspects. First it is con- 
cerned with intellectual honesty and secondly it is 
concerned with the realization and cultivation of 
one's tastes and capacities. Honesty to self, self 
knowledge and self development are fundamental. 
This is brought home to us in the translation of 
foreign languages, and even more so in the teach- 
ing of English. 

Our business here is character building, and 
in this the most important elements are an inten- 
sive study of the humanities and intimate relations 
with our fellow students. In the furtherance of 
the latter I believe a college commons would be a 
valuable aid. By this I do not mean merely a 

place where all the students meet together at meal 
times, but a place where one can go and take his 
friends and enjoy a quiet discussion over a cup of 
tea. Every circumstance would conspire to make 
it a success. Already the most friendly relations 
exist between the students, between students and 
Faculty, and between the fraternities. The suc- 
cess of such an institution would depend upon the 
democracy of the student body and for that reason 
it would have every hope of success. If I have in- 
dulged in the statement that we do not know each 
other well enough here in college it is surely not 
because we are undemocratic. There is no more 
democratic group of men than the undergraduates 
of Bowdoin. Here among us honesty, ability, 
frankness, and gentlemanliness receive their high- 
est rewards, and it is upon this rock foundation 
that we confidently believe the future of the col- 
lege rests. 


Under the Thomdike Oak j P. M. 

The Sense of Obligation. 

It is indeed with a deep sense of pleasure that 
we bid you be present at our last happy exercises 
as undergraduates and in behalf of the Class of 
1912 I extend to each and every one of you a most 
sincere and cordial welcome. 

As we look back on the four years spent here 
we feel a deep Sense of Obligation to our friends 
and to the College for all they have done for us. 

Our Sense of Obligation to our relatives and 
friends who have helped to make a college career 
possible is strong, lasting and fundamental. It is 
due to your sacrifices, your words of encourage- 
ment and your faith in us that we are here today. 
This is our Sense of Obligation to you and we 
shall not soon forget. 

Then there is the Sense of Obligation that we 
feel toward the College for all that it has offered 
us and all that we have received from it. No man 
could live up to all of its opportunities but all of 
us have received some share of those rich rewards 
so eloquently pictured by President Hyde in his 
oft-quoted words describing the offer of the Col- 

This may well lead us to consider for a few mo- 
ments just how we shall bear this Sense of Obli- 
gation which we feel toward our friends and the 
College for if this Sense of Obligation is a true 
one it involves much more than the mere state- 
ment of it here this afternoon. It is hardly neces- 
sary to say that in return for the advantages that 
have been bestowed upon us we in our turn must 



enter actively into the work of the world, — we 
must enter actively into the game of life. 

And how shall we play the game? Play it 
strenuously but how else? The Sense of Obliga- 
tion that we owe our friends and the College for 
opportunities that have been given us as well as 
the traditional spirit of Old Bowdoin says, "Fair 
play and may the best man win." But the game 
of life is not a fair game when every man is not 
given an equal opportunity with every other man. 
As Bowdoin men, then, it becomes our duty to 
fight for a greater equality of opportunity, to give 
every man his chance as we have been given our 
chance. This fight for fair play, this struggle to 
give every man his chance, is typified today in the 
great world-wide struggle for Democracy. I be- 
Jieve that in this great struggle most Bowdoin 
men will be found on the right side. And the 
need is great for I believe the great evil that be- 
sets the college man today is a loss of the common 
touch. Wrapped in his aristocracy of learning he 
not only fancies himself infinitely superior to the 
average man but is utterly without a Sense of 
Obligation to him. Only recently no less an au- 
thority than Justice Hughes, himself a college 
man and speaking before an audience of college 
men said that he had found the college man as un- 
democratic, as selfish and as lacking in public con- 
science as the man who had not had his advan- 

Yet in education lies the hope of Democracy. 
True it is that fundamentally the college is borne 
upon the bent shoulders of the workers. Her un- 
dergraduates are entrusted to her guidance at the 
expense of extra toil that they may "learn to di- 
vine the laws of the great movements of society" 
and with such means as their talents endow them, 
seek to alleviate the drudgery of those who have 
patiently labored that we might learn. This is the 
opportunity of the college man to nobly save or 
meanly lose the last best hope of earth. This is 
the problem that every man of us in whatever 
walk of life we enter, will have to face. For un- 
der whatever guise we find it, the problem of 
Democracy is the same, that of giving an equal 
opportunity to all members of society. 

Therefore it is plain that the pressing problem 
of today in every phase of life is the demand for 
equal opportunity. And now in conclusion let me 
"bring the solution more clearly home to you. Peo- 
ple are prone to strike at the symbol and fail to 
see that the real heart of the evil can be altered 
only by moral forces. "The antidote for the abuse 
of formal government," declared Emerson, "is the 
influence of private character, the growth of the 
individual." Therefore the solution does not lie 
primarily in legislation or in the support of any 

political party, propaganda or creed. But as far 
as the college man is concerned the solution does 
lie right here. We as college men must be gripped 
by an inner consciousness, the essence of which is 
an all-compelling Sense of Obligation to Society 
for the opportunities Society has conferred upon 
us. Then shall we see that every man is given an 
equal opportunity with every other man. Then 
shall we be prepared to right the wrongs of the 
moral, social and industrial world. Then and 
then only shall we see that every Obligation that 
friends and College have conferred upon us is ful- 


If it lay within my power, I should present to 
you today a history of the Class of 1912, edition- 
de-luxe with gold tipped pages bound in the finest 
vellum and sincerely recording from day to day 
the progress from collegiate infancy to magnifi- 
cent manhood of the largest class that ever came 
to Bowdoin College. Its history demands such 
treatment. But greatness is too often accom- 
panied by forgetful biographers. There is de- 
mand for more Boswells, and they are not forth- 
coming. The best that I can do is to offer just a 
hint of what has been done by a class that has 
for four years looked collegiate responsibility in 
the eye, and has never failed to be actively inter- 
ested in anything that the college has made its 
own, in anything that has spelled Bowdoin. 

This is not said in a spirit of vainglory but is 
rather meant to be a careful assessment. If there 
is anyone characteristic that has distinguished 
1 9 12 it has been a marked tendency to make its 
interests as broad as possible, and has shown 
great versatility, desiring to avoid specialization 
either in athletics or any other of the undergrad- 
uate activities. Our life has been one of thrilling 
interest to us. It must be of some interest to you. 

There must be something of interest for any- 
body in the life of youth during its four supreme- 
ly happy years. As you well know, the Senior is 
proverbially granted an air of fearful and won- 
derful erudition, while the Freshman is always 
painted in the bashful, helpless attitude which 
college cartoonists have fondled so lovingly. I 
feel sure that as you gaze at this eminent body of 
scientists and men of letters at my left you are 
convinced that they can never have been other- 
wise. And yet at one time we possessed a bewil- 
dered attitude of willing belief. 

There were 115 of us when we first gathered 
over there in King Chapel for our first class rush. 
We have lost 40 of our crew since then, but we 
still retain our numerical leadership among the 
college classes. 



In the very first game that fall 1912 had placed 
four men on the varsity eleven. But our dignity 
was sufficiently restrained by a certain razoo night, 
and by wearing a kind of straw akin to the Merry 
Widow, then in vogue. But we recall with great 
gusto that 191 1 suffered in consequence in the 
-class football game, and that we rang the chapel 
bell, after two rushes. 

The fight had begun. 1912 was on the under- 
graduate activity warpath. I have often felt 
when some members of the class were reappear 7 
ing on Whittier Field or in Memorial Hall to re- 
cord the fact that they were again "out," that I 
ought to feel proud to claim any sort of allegiance 
to a class which had some members who hadn't 
the faintest notion of when they were licked. 

We gave 1910, packed as it was with track men, 
the run of her life at the Indoor Meet that year, 
and have won every Indoor Meet since that time, 
yet track has been far from being specialized in 
by 1912. But all these good things came to an 
end, Freshman year was a thing of the past, and 
that strange mixture of content and discontent, 
high thinking and care free happiness was gone 
never to be forgotten. 

In the fall of 1909 we made a commendable ef- 
fort to organize the Class of 1913. Perhaps in the 
course of time we shall gain the reward of seeing 
1913 realize something of our paternal desire for 
its success. That was a fat year from the view- 
point of athletics, and 1912 did yeoman duty to 
make it what it was. In the class games we were 
also successful in baseball, and lost in football 
only through the stress of circumstances. 

It seems almost a useless effort to record Junior 
year. It was so full of things which happened 
but yesterday. To live some phases of the last 
two years over again would be Paradise enow. 
But that may not be. They are gone from us now 
in our old age. 

It is of course one of the regrettable things 
about college life that we cannot bring to bear 
upon Freshman year Senior year's appreciation 
and understanding. It is as impossible in college 
as it is in life. Accordingly if there is anything 
that 1912 has gained more than any other this 
year it has been an appreciation of all that college 
means. We were but human when we could not 
earlier realize the value of the privilege of being 
allowed to sit in the class rooms of some of the 
older members of the Faculty. 

We lost Dick White when the Titanic went 
down, a man strong of arm and broad of brain, 
and a friend and classmate whose heart was ever 
open, and whose smile was ever a benediction. 
But we can triumph that in the stress of those ter- 
rible circumstances he played the hero. 

We are here a little while, and again a little 
while and we shall be here no longer. And when 
we are gone, we shall soon be forgotten . But if 
there is any legacy that I sincerely believe the 
class of 1912 can leave to the college, it is the 
legacy of kindly word, the legacy of the morning 
face, the friendly smile. If there is anything we 
have tried to kindle, it has been an appreciation of 
the best in each other, and a blindness to the 
faults that each one of us possesses. Our little 
efforts may die with us, but we are content. We 
know that we have cultivated friendships here, 
that are not concerned with commencement exer- 
cises or honorary degrees, but are better, purer, 
more lasting things. Triumphantly, contentedly 
we go forth from Bowdoin, despite our sorrow at 
leaving, knowing with the song that "we hold the 
league of heart to heart the only purpose of the 



For the most of us this season of the year is full 
of happiness and good cheer. Around us all na- 
ture seems to rejoice, while in our midst are wel- 
come friends and loved ones, who are pleased to 
know that we have successfully finished four good 
years at Bowdoin. 

As Seniors we feel glad to think of the hard 
work behind us while we also experience much of 
the excitement the athlete feels on the eve of a 
great game, for soon 1912 as the youngest alumni 
of Bowdoin College will be playing the real game 
of life on a field that takes in the whole world. 
This, our formal parting, cannot be otherwise 
than solemn as we in a plain, humble manner bid 
farewell to the dearest spot on earth. 

The growth of each individual of our class may 
be likened to the construction of the long-hoped- 
for building which is now rearing its walls on the 
campus. That structure, like many others, stands 
for the love and sacrifice of Bowdoin men and 
Bowdoin friends, so our lives are beautified by 
the love and sacrifice of many people living and 

Our foundations were laid in the home ; begun 
at mother's knee ; made firm by the love of family 
and mother's religion. Here in college we have 
found the best of material for our superstructure 
and slowly, as we see yonder building grow brick 
by brick, stone by stone, thus have our lives been 
developed by those things to which we now pay 
our parting tribute. 

As we gaze about this campus for the last time 
we are impressed at the sight of the Science 
Building, where such men as Professor Lee and 
Professor Robinson lived and worked; of Hub- 




Winthrop S. Greene '13 
Edward R. Elwell '15 
Paul E. Donahue '14 
Arthur D. Welch '12 

Music Master 



Katharine,] daughters 

the Shrew > to 

Bianca J Baptista Lowell S. Foote '12 

Curtis, housekeeper to Petruchio, 

Walter F. Eberhardt '13 
People in the Dance 
Ladies : 

William F. Twombly '13 

Lowell S. Foote '12 

Walter F. Eberhardt '13 

Edward R. Elwell '15 
Gentlemen : 

Percy W. Mathews '12 

Edward B. Baker '13 

Robert D. Cole '12 

Winthrop S. Greene '13 

The reception was held in Alumni Room, Hub- 
bard Hall. In the receiving line were President 
Hyde, Professor and Mrs. Frank Woodruff, Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. Charles Hutchins. The ushers 
were George Tappan Little, John Baxter, Philip 
F. Weatherill and Edward F. Little, all of Bruns- 


Commencement Procession, Dr. Ernest B. 

Young '92, Marshal, Church on the Hill 




Jacksonian Democracy 

Edward Longworth Morss 
The Solitariness of Hawthorne 

Eugene Francis Bradford 
The Ethical Teachings of Pure Science 

Ellison Smullen Purington 
A Crisis in American Government 

Charles Francis Adams 

The Call of the East Kenneth Churchill 

Race Adjustment John Arnett Mitchell 


Conferring of Degrees 




Immediately following the graduation exercises 
today occurred the Commencement Dinner in 
Memorial Hall. The features of the exercises at 
the dinner were the presentation of the Peary bust 
and the annual speech by President Hyde. 

The bust is presented by the Class of 1877, 
Peary's graduating class. It is the work of Wil- 
liam Ordway Partridge of New York City. The 
bust was made shortly before Peary's last and 
successful trip to the Pole. It is of bronze and 
presents the famous discoverer in a meditative 
mood. It is a little larger than life size. Admiral 
Peary was present at the dinner. 

President Hyde's speech is presented below in 


Bowdoin College devotes three million dollars 
to training three hundred men; has a professor 
for every dozen students ; preceptorial groups 
with a professor for every five students; one 
course with six professors for six picked stu- 
dents; excludes alike the dissipated and irrespon- 
sible rich and the stupid and indolent poor ; prom- 
ises no financial aid to any man in advance but 
one of thousands of dollars set apart for sceolar- 
ships and assistantships gives every resourceful 
and diligent poor man all the help he needs ; elects 
and retains professors exclusively on the basis of 
their power to instruct, interest, and inspire the 
students, and admits and retains students exclu- 
sively on the basis of their ability to profit by such 
interesting and inspiring instruction; gives the 
students free choice of their studies, and protects 
that freedom from abuse, not by arbitrary regula- 
tions, but by personal advice to the individuals; 
sets standards high and keeps them where they 
are set even when that means keeping the num- 
bers low; shares interests with the students that 
they may share ideals with the professors ; offers 
social equality to all, and opposes extravagance 
and vice with a multitude of moral and wholesome 
pleasures ; sends its best scholars with liberal fel- 
lowships into graduate study and organizes its 
alumni to help the young graduate to a fair start 
in his chosen vocation ; in short raises and spends 
money generously ; picks both professors and stu- 
dents carefully; organizes work and play effec- 
tively ; all with an eye single to making trained, 
useful, honorable men of the limited number of 
students who, without inducement or solicitation, 
chose the college on its merits and prove worthy 
of so costly a training. 



Summa cum laude — Ellison Smullen Purington. 

Magna cum laude— Harold Perry Vannah. 

Cum laude— James Bailey Allen, Harold Au- 
gustus Andrews, Meredith Bodine Auten, Eugene 
Francis Bradford, Lester Lodge Bragdon, Robert 
Danforth Cole, Seward Joseph Marsh, John Ar- 



nett Mitchell, Edward Longworth Morss, Carl 
Billings Timberlake, Edward Wadsworth Torrey, 
Carle Orestes Warren, Richard Frazar White. 

Goodwin Commencement Prize — Eugene Fran- 
cis Bradford. 

Class of 1868 Speaking — Arthur Deehan Welch 

Pray English Prize — Burleigh Cushing Rodick 

Brown Composition Prizes — Arthur Deehan 
Welch 19 1 2. William Alexander MacCormick 

Alexander Prize Speaking — John E. Dunphy. 
1913, first; Paul H. Douglas 1913, second. 

Sewall Latin Prize — Neal Tuttle 1914. 

Sewall Greek Prize — Philip Huntley Pope 1914. 

Goodwin French Prize — Kenneth E. Ramsay 


Noyes Political Economy Prize — Sumner Tuck- 
er Pike 1913. 

Smythe Mathematical Prize — Joseph Schwey 

Class of 1875 Prize in American History — 
Leon Everett Jones 1913. 

Philo Sherman Bennett Prize — Burleigh Cush- 
ing Rodick 1912. 

Hawthorne Prize — Kenneth A. Robinson 

Bradbury Prizes — Burleigh Cushing Rodick 
1 91 2. Richard Earl Simpson 1914, Merton Wil- 
liam Greene 1913, first prizes; Paul Howard 
Douglas 1913, Herbert Edson Locke 1912, Fred 
Dixon Wish 1913, second prizes. 

Intercollegiate Debating Medals — Earle Fran- 
cis Maloney 1912, Burleigh Cushing Rodick 1912, 
Paul Howard Douglas 1913, Merton William 
Greene 1913, James Augustus Norton 1913, Wil- 
liam Riley Spinney 1913, Fred Dixon Wish 1913, 
Elwyn Collins Gage 1914. 

Brown Memorial Scholarships — Robert D. Cole 
1912, Leon Everett Jones 1913, Richard Earl 
Simpson 1914, George Washington Ricker 1915. 

Almon Goodwin Prize — Laurence Alden Cros- 

Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks Prize for Excel- 
lence in Debating — Burleigh Cushing Rodick. 

Earle Lander Russell 19 12. 

Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks Prize for Excel- 
lence in Public Speaking — Harry Peter Faulkner 
1915 and Kenneth Elmer Ramsay 1915. 

David Sewall Premium for Excellence in Eng- 
lish Composition — Robert Peter Coffin 1015 

Henry W. Longfellow Graduate Scholarship — 
Fugene Francis Bradford. 

Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship — Ellison 
Smullen Purington. 


Delta Upsilon 


Alpha Delta Phi 

13. 2916 

Theta Delta Chi 


Beta Theta Pi 

I 3- I 5 I 5 

Psi Upsilon 


Non Fraternity 


Zeta Psi 


Delta Kappa Epsilon 


Kappa Sigma 

12.361 1 


The Board of Managers wish to bring before 
the student body the importance of securing im- 
mediate success in the working out of the blanket 
assessment scheme under their direction as pro- 
vided in the Constitution of the A.S.B.C., adopted 
at the Student Meeting June 10. 

The annual assessment will be fifteen dollars, 
''ectible, seven dollars and a half at the begin- 
ning of each semester. The date of payment next 
fall and at all other times will be the first three 
days of the semester. On these dates the repre- 
sentatives of the Board of Managers will be at 
the office in the new gymnasium, or at such other 
place as will be announced by posters to receive 
the assessment and issue coupons of membership 
to all students. The coupon of admission entitles 
the holder to all privileges of the organizations 
included within the Associated Student Body. 
For the successful working of the scheme the 
Board found it necessary to make a provision that 
those students who do not pay on the dates of 
payment shall forfeit their right to membership 
and privileges in the A.S.B.C. for the ensuing 
semester, unless special arrangement shall be 
granted by the Board. The entire success or fail- 
ure of the plan depends upon the payment of the 
assessment on the assigned dates by every student 
in College. This is a chance for real College loy- 
alty and Bowdoin spirit to display itself. Remem- 
ber, this is not a subscription system and no solic- 
iting will be done. The payment is purely a vol- 
untary matter and rests upon the honor and spirit 
of the student body. 

Board of Managers. 

The Orient is not publishing the by-laws adopt- 
ed by the Board and the Constitutions adopted by 
the Student Body, because of the fact that the 
new Student Council will probably issue a book- 
let next fall containing these various constitutions 
and by-laws together with Athletic Council and 
Student Council by-laws and constitutions. 



bard Hall, the gift of a generous son of Bowdoin ; 
of Memorial Hall, with its testimony of Bow- 
doin's honor roll stamped on its bronze tablets; of 
Massachusetts Hall, through the doors of which 
Bowdoin men have passed for a century. To the 
Bowdoin men living and dead who have made this 
college possible, we owe an inestimable debt. 

And within King Chapel we have found that 
sacred atmosphere which lifts our thoughts to the 
highest, purest things in life. Many times in the 
soft light of the closing Sabbath day have we lis- 
tened to the words of our honored President and 
have been made by them better men. In him we 
have found a true example of the college mam 
when he fearlessly attacked evil or firmly stood 
for right. His kindness and sympathy, clothed in 
a certain natural dignity, have won our love and 

There remains one more great factor which has 
helped us in building well, that is the friendships 
of classmates. We all have been severed from the 
life of a dear, honored member of our class ; and 
while we have much to be thankful for this day, 
our hearts go out in sympathy to the noble mother 
who yearns for the boy she so tenderly reared. 
While we are saddened by this vacant place with- 
in our ranks yet our hearts swell with pride and 
we think with greatest admiration of the nobility 
with which he met his death. "Greater love hath 
no man than this that he lay down his life for his 
friends." The last minutes of Dick White's life 
were spent in assisting, assuring and strengthen- 
ing the hearts of the weak and helpless that they 
might live. 

Men of the Class of 1912, we have the highest 
example life can furnish to measure up to, and the 
noble death of one of our number must bear fruit 
in our lives. So wherever we go, to whatever 
work we are called whether great or small, may 
we too catch Dick White's spirit with that forget- 
fulness of self, and, trusting in life's great Pilot, 
may we answer with the best that is in us. 


Tune : America. 
The time has come when we 
Of Nineteen hundred twelve 
Must say good-bye. 
Fond mem'ries we'll recall 
Of campus, tower and hall 
Of fellowships have all 
That will not die. 

Yet may no sadness dim 

The happiness complete 
Of this glad day. 
May we instead feel pride 
To swell the mighty tide 
Of those gone far and wide 
From Bowdoin's sway. 

And as those gone before 
Have fought and vict'ries won 
In Bowdoin's name. 
So may our purpose be 
To do whatever we 
Shall as our duty see 
In Bowdoin's fame. 

— James B. Allen. 


The annual meeting of the Society was held in 
the Debating Room of Hubbard Hall and was at- 
tended by about fifteen members. The annual 
business was attended to and gifts received. 
Nineteen new members were elected to member- ' 
ship in the Society. The following officers were 
elected: President, Hon. James Phinney Baxter 
of Portland; vice-President, Prof. Henry L. 
Chapman of Brunswick; Treasurer, Fitz H. Jor- 
dan of Portland; Corresponding Secretary and 
Bibliographer, William D. Patterson of Wiscas- 
set; Librarian and Curator, Nathan Gould of 
Portland; Recording Secretary, Hubbard W. 
Bryant of Portland; Standing Committee, Rev. 
Henry S. Burrage of Togus, Fred Odell Conant 
of Portland, Henry Deering of Portland, George 
A. Emery of Saco, Prentice Cheney Manning of 
Portland, • Augustus Fredom Moulton of Port- 
land, Asbury Coke Stilphen of Gardiner, Albert 
Roscoe Stubbs of Portland and Joseph E. Moore 
of Thomaston. 


7 P.M. 
The Trustees and Overseers held several meet- 
ings during the week aside from those scheduled 
on the program. A large quantity of business 
was transacted. Senator Charles F. Johnson '79 
of Waterville and Hon. Edwin U. Curtis '82 of 
Boston were elected as the new trustees. Hon. 
Charles F. Libby, for many years chairman of 
the Board of Overseers, resigned from the Board 
on account of ill health. Four new members 


were added to the faculty as named elsewhere. 
The Non-Fraternity Clubhouse plans were ap- 
proved. T- L. McConaughy was elected to be 
Assistant Professsor of Education and Secretary 
of the Christian Association. Dr. Burnett was 
granted a year's leave of absence beginning next 
Fall; Dean Sills was granted a half year's leave 
of absence for the second semester of next year; 
Professor Mitchell and Professor Frederick Brown 
were granted a half year's leave of absence for 
the second semester of the year 1913-14. The 
boards voted to purchase an addition to the Ath- 
letic Field. It was voted that the members of 
the Faculty have the option of taking a year's 
leave of absence on half pay or a half year on full 
pay every seven years as a sabbatical year. 


The annual Commencement Hop was held 
Tuesday night in Memorial Hall. Chandler's or- 
chestra of Portland played for an order of 
twenty-six dances. 

The dance was preceded by a reception. In the 
receiving line and as patronesses were : Mrs. Wil- 
liam DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. Frank E. Woodruff, Mrs. 
Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Charles C. Hutchins, 
Mrs. William A. Moody, Mrs. Frederic W. 
Brown, Mrs. William H. Davis, Mrs. George T. 
Files, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, and Mrs. William E. 
Lunt, all of Brunswick. The orchestra gave a 
concert during the reception. 

The Class Day Committee in charge was com- 
posed of Joseph H. Newell, Chairman, Seward J. 
Marsh, Edward O. Leigh, Heman A. White and 
John H. Joy. 

DAY 9.30 A.M. 
Procession to Church on the Hill 
Invocation by Rev. Sylvester Burnham, D.D. 
'62, Dean of Theological Faculty of Colgate 

Address by Adams Morrill, A.M., of Auburn, 

Conferring of Diplomas, President Hyde 
Graduates: Roland Joseph Bennett of Dover, 
N. H. ; Freeman Fletcher Brown of Vinalhaven; 
George Henry Buck, A.B. of Harrison; Walter 
Jean Hammond, A.B. of Howland; Harry Hal- 
lock Lente of Franklin, Mass. ; Clyde Harold 
Merrill of Auburn; Harold Sewall Pratt, A.B. of 
Farmington; William Rosen of New Bedford, 

Mass. ; Clarence Linwood Scammon of Hartland; 
Oramel Henry Stanley, A.B. of Fryeburg. 


Alpha Chapter of Maine, Phi Beta Kappa met 
in the Alumni Room, Hubbard Hall. The follow- 
ing new members were initiated: from 1912, Eu- 
gene Francis Bradford, Robert Danforth Cole, 
Seward Joseph Marsh, John Arnett Mitchell, Ed- 
ward Wadsworth Torrey, Carle Orestes Warren; 
from 1913, Laurence Alden Crosby, Willis Elden 
Dodge, Douglas Howard McMurtrie, Sumner 
Tucker Pike, Earl Blanchard Tuttle. 

Officers were elected as follows: Gen. Thomas 
H. Hubbard, President; Prof. Frank E. Wood- 
ruff, Vice President; Prof. George T. Files, Sec- 
retary-Treasurer. Literary Committee, Prof. 
Henry L. Chapman, Rev. Samuel V. Cole, Prof. 
K. C. M. Sills, Stanley P. Chase, Dr. Charles 
H. Cutler. The committee was authorized to 
arrange for a public meeting or dinner during the 

An informal luncheon was served in the Sar- 
gent Gymnasium and the regular meeting was 
held at 1.30. The usual matters of business 
were discussed and the officers of the alumni as- 
sociation and members of the Athletic Council 
were elected. 


Presented by the Masque and Gown, direction of 
Mrs. Arthur Brown, assisted by Mrs. Frederick 
W. Brown. 

Cast of Characters 
the induction 

A Lord, . . ; Robert D. Cole '12 

Christopher Sly, a Tinker . . . .John L. Hurley '12 

Hostess Frederick B. Simpson '12 

Page Lowell S. Foote '12 

Hunter Joseph C. MacDonald '15 

Messenger Percy W. Mathews '12 

Attendants: Edward O. Baker '13, Francis P. 
McKenney '15, Elden H. Austin '15 


Baptista, a rich gentleman of Padua, 

Paul H. Douglas '13 
Petruchio, suitor to Katharine, 

Cedric R. Crowell '13 
Hortensio, husband to Bianca, 

Winthrop S. Greene '13 
Grumio ] John L. Hurley '12 

Pedro Joseph C. MacDonald '15 

Biondello -Servants Francis P. McKenney '15 
Nathaniel Elden H. Austin '15 

Walter J Percy W. Mathews '12 


Among the many final meetings of the college 
year were the meetings and banquets of the Bow- 
doin Debating Course and that of the Y.M.C.A. 
Joint Cabinets. Both of these affairs were very 

The Board of Managers have held several 
meetings and have drawn up a set of by-laws for 
their own use as provided for in the Constitution 
of the A.S.B.C. The organization for next fall 
has been planned and the budgets examined and 
the appropriations made. Paul Donahue has 
been elected Secretary of the Board. 

The Student Body held a meeting June 10, at 
which the Constitution of the Associated Students 
of Bowdoin College was formally adopted and the 
Constitution of the Bowdoin Publishing Co., a 
part of the previous plan was also adopted. The 
annual elections followed. 

At the Sophomore Banquet held at the Fal- 
mouth Hotel, Saturday, June 8, C. A. Brown was 
toastmaster and the following toasts were given : 
Opening address, J. B. Lappin; the Class, R. D. 
Leigh ; Wherefore, H. A. Barton ; Closing ad- 
dress, A. E. Gray. 

At the Freshman Banquet held at the West End 
Hotel Saturday, June 8, G. A. McWilliams acted 
as toastmaster and the following responded to 
toasts : H. M. Somers, Opening address ; J. A. 
Lewis, 1915; G. C. Thompson, Course Jokes; C. 
T. Perkins, The Chapel Belle ; I. C. Merrill, Wine, 
Women and Song; O. R. Jones, the Faculty; P. S. 
Smith, Athletics ; A. K. Eaton, The Suburbs ; F. S. 
Roberts, the Closing- address. 


The April number of the Quill contains — beside 
two biographical sketches of Bowdoin men — two 
stories, a poem and "Ye Postman." 

Of the two sketches, the first — by Edward B. 
Merrill '57 — is a eulogy of the late James McKeen 
'64, Overseer of the College since 1886. The ac- 
count of his life and character must be an inspira- 
tion to every Bowdoin man. He was 

"Of ancient race by birth, but nobler yet 
In his own worth, and, without title, great." 

Dean Kenneth C. M. Sills '01 contributes an ap- 
preciation of Richard Frazar White '12, the re- 
membrance of whose brief life will not soon fade : 
rather will it uphold many a college mate as he 
goes out into the "dust and confusion" of the 
world, which White has been spared. 

"He who is not forgotten is not dead." 

So youth joins age in leaving us a splendid 
legacy ; and Bowdoin is the richer for our memory 
of these lives. 

W. F. Eberhardt's The Smile of Admiration is 
a monologue, in which a Mexican tells of his love 
for an American girl, whose motor-car injured 
him on Broadway. She nursed him, took sisterly 
dinners with him, her "smile of desprecio" giving 
place to one "of amicio" ; and finally, — as he dis- 
covers that she is married and determines to go 
away, — it turns to one "of admiration." "It is a 
great thing to die for a woman, but it is a greater 
to live for one," says the Mexican. The sketch is 
not without interest, and is pleasantly written ; but 
it fails to move us deeply. 

New York is also the scene of The Man Who 
Was Made Over, an amusing story by Kenneth A. 
Robinson. It, too, has a moral: "be satisfied." 
An ugly department-store clerk, falling in love 
with a beautiful girl who presides over a neigh- 
boring counter, gives his small fortune to a 
"beauty-doctor," only to find that Alice preferred 
him as he was. We can only hope that the new- 
made Adonis found another girl to comfort him, 
since the author informs us he could not be re- 
stored to his pristine ugliness. The reader of this 
sad tale will doubtless not seek Dr. Spratt's Der- 
matological Institute without informing his bride- 
to-be of the pleasure in store for her on his re- 

The Lamp of Life (by P. L. W.) is rather phil- 
osophic than poetic. It might be called didactic, 
if it taught a lesson, but as it doesn't, we may con- 
sider it expository. The verse is not without im- 
agination ; but we cannot help wondering what 
will happen to all the lamps when the sunshine, 
referred to in the last line, comes. Perhaps the 
author has mixed his metaphors : let him not be 
downcast, however; — Shakespeare did it before 
him ! 

Ye Postman compliments the Radcliffe Maga- 
zine, the Haverfordian and the University of Vir- 
ginia Magazine; he reprints a bit of verse from 
the last periodical. His praise of these three is 
not extended to a fourth exchange, however. 
"I swear 'tis better to be much abused 
Than but to know 't a little." 

(To comfort the contributors to this publica- 
tion, we quote from Othello.) 

The editors of the Quill are to be congratulated 
on getting out a number that maintains the high 
standard of the past. It is distinctly readable, — 
which is no slight praise, — and is marred by but 
few typographical errors. Magazines which have 
none are, — to quote Mr. White, — too much "like 
things Divine" to be expected "for human na- 
ture's daily food," — to quote somebody else. 

—R. W. 




4 70 

Report of Track Manager — Season 

of 1911-12 

Old Balls 

2 20 


College Tournament 

4 00 

1910-1911 student subscriptions 
1911-1912 student subscriptions 

$41 50 
655 00 


187 50 

Bowdoin- Vermont C. C. Race 

13 55 

Total receipts 

$218 40 

Bowdoin-Bates C. C. Race 

13 60 

Unused mileage on hand 

18 64 

Indoor Meet (ads., tickets, progr.) 

260 64 

B.A.A. Guarantee 

50 00 


$237 04 

M.I.A.A. Dividend 

2 5 l 2 5 


Interscholastic Meet 

171 21 

Baseball Association for Old Balls 

$1 20 

Alumni subscription 
Railroad rebates 

10 00 

Uncollected subscriptions 

39 00 


$40 20 

$1,467 05 



Debt of last year 

$1 20 

Coaches (Morrill and Marsh) 

$462 00 

Fall Tournament 

13 85 

Bowdoin- Vermont C. C. Race 

76 93 


5 90 

Bowdoin-Bates C. C. Race 

13 21 

Tennis Shirts 

6 85 

BA.A. Meet (8 men) 

101 70 

College Tournaments : 

Indoor Meet 

55 47 


11 00 

M.I.A.A. Meeting of executive com- 


12 75 

mittee at Bangor — expenses 

6 15 

Score Cards 

1 17 

I.C.A.A.A.A. annual dues 

10 00 

M.I.L.T.A. Expenses at Orono: 

N.E.I.C.A.A. annual dues 

15 00 


5 00 

M.I.A.A. annual dues 

15 00 

Entry Fees 

4 00 

N.E.I.A.A. Meet at Springfield (10 

Hotel, Pullman, etc. 

14 50 


202 10 

N.E.I.L.T.A. Expenses at Longwood : 

Interscholastic Meet 

133 42 

Dues and entry fees 

15 00 

Wright & Ditson 

34 73 

Hotel bills, Pullman, etc. 

35 4i 


36 98 

Interscholastic Tournament : 

Printing (including new Interscholas- 


11 50 

tic Rule Books) 

95 90 


8 50 


14 75 

Portland Tournament : 

Hurdles made 

5 2 J 7 


11 00 

1910-11 bill 

1 25 

Hotel, etc. 

4 35 

I.C.A.A.A.A. Meet at Philadelphia (1 


40 00 


5i 05 

B. & M. Mileage 

10 00 

Incidentals, postage, etc. 

14 91 


Total Expenses 

1 90 

$1,392 72 

$213 88 

Balance paid to Treasurer of Athletic 

To Athletic Council for loan 

20 00 


74 33 

To Athletic Council — Balance 

3 16 

$1,467 05 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) C. R. CROWELL, 

I find the report of the track manager to be cor- 
rect as above and properly vouched. 

(Signed) F. N. WHITTIER, 

For the Auditors. 
June 22, 1912. 

Report of Tennis Manager — Season 1911-12 

Borrowed from Athletic Council $20 00 

Total $237 04 

The small amount under receipts for college 
tournament was due to the fact that a large num- 
ber of men defaulted or did not play. 
Mileage was used whenever possible. 

Manager. . . 
I find the report of the tennis manager to be 
correct as above and properly vouched. Cash bal- 
ance $3.16. 

(Signed) F. N. WHITTIER, 

For the Auditors. 
June 22, 1912. 



Published eyeky Tuesday of the Collegiate Year 

by the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, 
Robert D. Leigh, 1914, 
Fred D. Wish, Jr., 1913, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Hditor 


W. R. Spinney, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

L. E. Jones, 1913 R E. Simpson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 
H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Contributions are request! d from all undt rgraduates, 
alumni, and faculty. No anonymous contributions can be 
accepted. All communications residing subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager. 

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Review of the 

As we look backward over the 

record for the year, we see 

that it is one mingled with de- 

(- feat and success; in which the passing athletic 

defeats are harrowing to the undergraduates ; but 

in which the permanent successes will make the 

year one to be remembered. 

In athletics, Bowdoin though defeated often 
was never taunted with the charge of a quitting 
team. The football eleven fought to the end 
against heavy odds, and tied for second place in 
the State Championship Race. The cross country 
team lost to Vermont by a close score and won 
from Bates. In the winter season, the relay team 
hung up a victory for the White by defeating 
Tufts by a wide margin at the B.A.A. games. 
The fencing team was unsuccessful against Har- 
vard. The track meet on Whittier Field was a 
disappointment, but in that disappointment ap- 
peared the assurance of a winning team to be de- 
veloped from the green material of this year's 
squad. It was not a victorious year for the tennis 
team. In baseball, the team was slow in getting 
under way with the result that they tied for last 
place, although the team showed championship 
form in winning the last two games on the sched- 

But while the athletic year was not marked with 
a line of victories, and while the debating teams 
lost to Wesleyan and New York University, there 
were successes which will be permanent. The 
adoption of the blanket tax marks such a perma- 
nent advance, for it assures ample support to each 
activity without overtaxing the managers or the 
undergraduates themselves. Mr. Welch's victory 
in the New England Oratorical League contest 
places Bowdoin to the fore in this form of compe- 
tition with her sister colleges. The year with col- 
lege publications has been a successful one. The 
Quill has been ranked second in excellence among 
college literary magazines. The Bugle met with 
approval ; and the Orient has attempted by 
changing the date and place of publication to give 
its readers increased service. As the greatest suc- 
cess of all stands out the completion of the cam- 
paign for the new gymnasium. The College may 
look on the buildings now nearly completed with 
the knowledge that the gym ranks as one of the 
best in the country and that this alone marks a red 
letter year in the undergraduate life of Bowdoin. 

The Faculty has had a very prosperous year 
and many improvements have been made in the 
curriculum and the college affairs in general. 
Chief among these changes is the new English 8 
course. An improvement for which both Faculty 
and students are to be congratulated is the organi- 
zation of the new Non-Fraternity Club, or "Bow- 
doin Club," as it is called. This, we believe, is the 
greatest forward step of the year, leading as it 
probably will to the formation of a college com- 
mons, and resulting at least in a more democratic 
student spirit. 


The Bugle Board for the 1914 Annual has been 
chosen as follows : Editor-in-chief, A. E. Gray ; 
Business Manager, E. S. Thompson; Art Editor, 
G. F. Eaton; L. A. Donahue, R. D. Leigh, F. R. 
Loeffler, F. T. Garland, H. W. Newcombe, K. A. 
Robinson and E. F. Wilson. 

The following players received baseball letters : 
L. G. Means '12, G. C. Brooks '12, J. H. Joy '12, 
A. L. Grant '12, L. Dodge '13, G. L. Skolfield '13, 
A. D. Tilton '13, E. C. Cooley '14, C. L. Russell 
'14, R. T Weatherill '14, and Manager F. S. Wig- 
gin '!3- 

The Faculty members having charge of English 
9 and 10 have elected the following for the course 
next year: L. A. Crosby '13, C. R. Crowell '13, W. 
F. Eberhardt '13, R. D. Leigh '14, C. O. Page '13, 
and K. A. Robinson '14. 

At a meeting of the Baseball B. men held in 
Webber's Studio G. L. Skolfield '13 was chosen as 
captain of next year's team. 



At a meeting of the Student Body Monday, 
Tune 10, the following were elected to office: 
Associated Student Body 

President — C. R. Crowell '13. 

Vice-President— P. H. Douglas '13. 

Secretary — L. A. Crosby '13. 
Student Council 

C. R. Crowell, President; L. A. Crosby, Secre- 
tary; P. H. Douglas, Vice-President; from 1913, 
C. Haskell, P. Wood, L. Smith, G. Skolfield, F. 
Wiggin, K. Burns, J. Dunphy; from 1914, R. 
Leigh, C. Brown. 

Athletic Council 

Senior Members— C. Haskell, P. Wood. 

Junior Members— R. Weatherill, E. LaCasce. 

Sophomore Member— A. Lewis. 

Cheer Leader— P. White. 

Baseball Mgr — X. Callahan. 

Track Mgr. — A. Cole. 

Tennis Mgr.— P. Donahue. 

Asst. B. B. Mgr.— Elwell. 

Asst. Tennis Mgr. — MacCormick. 

Asst. Track Mgr.— Postponed. 

Fencing Mgr. — Postponed. 


To tell the story of the great eighteen inning 
victory over Bates on Ivy Day would require 
more space than the more recent commencement 
features will permit. Suffice it to say that it was 
the longest, most exciting, and interesting college 
game ever pulled off on a Maine college diamond. 
Capt. Means ended his brilliant college pitching 
career by the best exhibition of endurance, grit 
and pitching ability he ever displayed since don- 
ning the Bowdoin uniform. "Bud". Brooks had all 
kinds of hard luck, receiving three different in- 
juries, but gave an excellent exhibition of Bow- 
doin spirit in the way he stopped Means' speedy 
shoots. In the last of the 18th after the excited 
and hungry crowd had seen attempt after attempt 
to bat out a victory by either team fail, Bob 
Weatherill lifted a beautiful two bagger which 
scored Brooks and brought in the winning run. 
In the nth after the score had been tied in the 
eighth, Bates brought in a run and the game 
looked bad for the White until Neal Tuttle, ap- 
pearing for the first time in a Bowdoin uniform, 
lied the score with a beautiful home run which 
sent Bates' left fielder sprinting up trie 220 
straightaway. The Bowdoin infield and outfield 
played fine ball after the first inning, only one run 
being scored upon them during the next seven- 

The score : 


ab r lb po a e 

Weatherill, 2b 9 o I 2 6 

Skolfield, cf 8 1 3 1 ° ° 

Tilton, 3b 8 1 2 1 2 

LaCasce, rf 7 1 o 2 o 1 

Means, p 8 o 2 1 13 

Cooley, ss 8 o 1 4 5 I 

Tuttle, If 8 1 3 1 ° J 

Brooks, c 8 I o 15 8 1 

Joy, ib 8 o 2 27 1 3 

Total 72 5 H 54 35 7 


ab r ib po a e 

Ridlon, ss 5 1 ° 5 7 2 

Reagan, ib 8 I 1 18 1 

Talbot, 2b 8 1 3 2 5 ° 

Griffin, c 6 1 2 16. 1 o 

Coady. 3b 8 o o 1 6 o 

Shepard, cf 8 o 3 4 1 ° 

Bassett, If 6 o o 2 o 1 

Bates, rf 4 ° ° 4 J °" 

Cobb, rf 3 o o o o o 

Stinson, p 7 o 5 1 

Total 63 4 9 52* 26 5 

*Winning run with one man out. 

Bowdoin 00200001001000000 1 — 5 

Bates 30000000001000000 o — 4 

Three base hit, Skolfield. Two base hits, Shep- 
ard, Tilton. Home run, Tuttle. Sacrifice hits, 
Griffin, Bassett. Stolen bases, Skolfield, Tilton, 
LaCasce, Talbot 3, Griffin 2. Double plays, Shep- 
ard to Griffin, Means to Weatherill to Joy to 
Brooks. Left on bases, Bowdoin 16, Bates 10. 
First base on balls, off Means 4. Hit by pitcher, 
Skolfield, LaCasce. Struck out, by Means 17, by 
Stinson 10. Wild pitches, Means 2, Stinson. 
Time, 3.40. Umpire, Carrigan. 


Won Lost P.C. 
Maine 5 l - 8 33 

Colbv 3 3 -50° 

Bowdoin 2 4 .333 

Bates 2 4 .333 

Owing to the late spring the schedule in the in- 
terfraternity baseball series could not be played 
off. No team had a position which assured them 
the pennant so no winner can be declared. 

The Non-Fraternity Club met recently and 
elected new officers as follows : President, Luther 
G. Whittier '13; Vice-President, Joseph C. 
Schwey. The name of the new organization is to 
be "The Bowdoin Club." 



Report of Treasurer of Athletic Council 
Season 1911-1912 
Manton Copeland, Treasurer, in account with 
Bowdoin Athletic Council : 

To Balance received from C. C. 
Hutchins, Treasurer 
Interest on deposits 
Balance of tennis accounts 
Balance of track accounts 
Loan to football, repaid 
Loan to track, repaid 
Loan to tennis, repaid 
Loan to fencing, repaid in part 
Ten per cent, football gate receipts 
Ten per cent, baseball gate receipts 
Ten per cent, track gate receipts 



By loan to track manager 

Loan to tennis manager 

Loan to football manager 

Loan to fencing manager 

Expenses of Committee to Portland 

Bowdoin College on account of turf 
Kennebec Greenhouses 

Wright & Ditson on baseball account 

G. W. Higgins for work on running 
track, etc. 

G. W. Higgins for work at Athletic 

Wright & Ditson on football account 

Balance on deposit, Brunswick Sav- 
ings Institution 

Balance on deposit, Union National 

$1,731 57 
Balance of ten per cent, fund $150 20 

Balance of General Treasury 7 30 

I find the report of the Treasurer of the Ath- 
letic Council to be correct as above and properly 

(Signed) F. N. WHITTIER, 

For the Auditors. 
June 22, 1912. 

$1,203 28 

41 67 

3 16 

74 33 
50 00 

75 00 
20 00 

7 5o 

194 89 

44 30 

17 44 

$L73i 57 

$75 00 
20 00 

240 00 

25 00 

2 85 

10 00 
359 68 

81 90 

: 190 




7 30 


The students of Bowdoin College are to have 
another opportunity to compete for prizes amount- 
ing to $2,000. The announcement comes from 
Professor J. Laurence Laughlin of the University 
of Chicago, Chairman of the committee in charge 
of the contest, that prizes will again be offered 
next year by Hart, Schaffner and Marx. 

Students are given this extra early announce- 
ment so that they may work on papers during the 
summer vacation. These prizes have been offered 
for the past seven years. Here's the list of col- 
leges from which winning essays have come : 
Washington and Lee College leads with four 
prizes and one honorable mention; Northwestern 
University, University of Chicago, and Oberlin, 
each three prizes; Cornell, one prize and one 
honorable mention ; Swarthmore, an honorable 
mention, and each of the following colleges one 
prize : Michigan, Wisconsin, Bowdoin, Hanford, 
Illinois ; Queen's University, Kingston, Canada ; 
Harvard, Wesleyan ; Branch Normal, Pine Bluff, 
Arkansas ; Yale, Missouri, Union College of Law. 

Some of the subjects suggested are: Agricul- 
tural education, A lumber policy for the United 
States, What forms of education should be ad- 
vised for the elevation of wage earners from a 
lower to a higher industrial status in the United 
States, The effect of the industrial awakening of 
Asia upon the economic development of the West. 

Further information may be had from Profes- 
sor J. Laurence Laughlin at the University of 
Chicago, who is Chairman of the Committee of 

©aitft t|je jFacultp 

There will be a number of additions to the Fac- 
ulty next year, three of whom have been at Har- 
vard during the past year. 

Joseph Stancliffe Davis, A.M., Ph.D., Harvard, 
is to be an instructor in Economics and Sociology, 
in addition to Professor Catlin. While in college 
Mr. Davis was on an intercollegiate debating team 
which defeated Yale and won the Coolidge De- 
bating Prize. He was secretary of the Phillips 
Brooks House while an undergraduate. He is a 
brother of Professor William H. Davis. 

Alfred Otto Gross, Ph.D*, Harvard, is to be in- 
structor in Biology under Professor Copeland. 
Mr. Gross received his A.B. from the University 
of Illinois and has been doing graduate work at 
Harvard for the past three years. 

Walter Theodore Brown, A.B. Toronto 1907; 
A.M. Toronto 1908; Ph.D. Harvard 1912, is to be 
instructor in Psychology to take the place of Dr. 
Burnett who will be on a leave of absence next 
year. Mr. Brown has been an assistant in Phil- 
osophy 4 (Ethics) at Harvard during the past 

At the head of the new Department of Music 
will be Edward Hames Wass of Augusta. Mr. 
Wass is Director of the Choral Art Society of 
Augusta and also director of the Maine Festival 
Chorus of that part of the State. He is the organ- 



ist at St. Mark's Church of Augusta and has been 
director of the choir at the Church on the Hill. 
He was also director of the Musical Clubs for the 
last three years. 

The Administrative Number of the Bowdoin 
College Bulletin, recently issued, contains much 
material of interest to all alumni and undergrad- 
uates of the College. The Dean's report contains 
a list of the "Popular Men," and their records in 
and out of College. The President's report con- 
tains much interesting information and a number 
of the points in it were up for discussion this 
week, among them, the new Music course and 
Non-Fraternity Club. 

The new General Catalogue of the College and 
the Medical School of Maine has been issued to 
the alumni this week. This is the fourth edition 
of the work in English. The first of these cata- 
logues issued in 1889 was preceded by the Latin 
Triennials of which there were 23 published. The 
volume numbers 500 pages, nearly twice the size 
of the last volume, and contains over 6000 names. 
The book contains many interesting statistics and 
is a very distinct credit to the College. The Li- 
brarian has had charge of the difficult task of pub- 
lishing it. 

One hundred dollars has been given to the Col- 
lege to be used in prizes for the best Bowdoin 
song. Fifty dollars of this sum will be awarded 
to the best song and fifty dollars for the best 
musical setting for the song which has won the 
prize. The contest is open to both graduates and 
undergraduates. The time limit for the first con- 
test is Dec. 1912, and for the music April 1, 1913. 
Other details of the contest will be announced in 
the fall. 

tion, the national fraternity. It should be read by 
every Bowdoin man. 


A series of articles entitled The Social Usurpa- 
tion of Our Colleges by Owen Johnson is running 
serially in Collier's Weekly and is exciting a great 
deal of comment in the college world and world 
at large. The institutions already treated are 
Yale, Harvard and Princeton. These articles are 
worth while for any student to read whether he 
agrees with the author in his denunciation of the 
social life of the colleges or not. 

Of especial interest from a Bowdoin standpoint 
in the light of the recent widespread discussion of 
college social systems is an article by William R. 
Spinney '13, which appeared in the current issue 
of the intercollegiate Magazine, entitled What the 
Fraternities Must Do. This article, which space 
forbids us to comment upon more generally, deals 
with the needs and excellence of the social system 
existant at this institution, and the problems con- 
fronting the backbone of our Bowdoin organiza- 

Jntercollegtate J13ote$ 

To secure a degree at Kansas the student, even 
though a co-ed. must be able to show a certificate 
of proficiency in swimming. 

Hereafter all undergraduates at Michigan have 
to fill out cards giving a list of their campus ac- 
tivities. This plan is the result of the desire on 
the part of the faculty to have complete record 
of the personnel of student organizations. 

The varsity baseball team of the University of 
Washington may make a trip to Japan during the 
coming summer. 

aiumnt Department 

'23. — Mrs. Sarah Frances Hitchcock, the 
daughter of the late William George Crosby, who 
was Governor of this State, 1853-54, one of the 
famous members of his illustrious class, died May 
24th. She was the widow of John Hitchcock, a 
prominent Boston business man and died at the 
home of her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Hunt, in 

'40. — A picture of Rev. Edward Robie '40, Bow- 
doin's oldest living graduate, appeared in the Bos- 
ton Sunday Globe recently. 

'42. — Mrs. Georgiana Butterworth Gannett, the 
widow of Dr. George Gannett, died May 25th in 
Boston. Dr. Gannett was one of our prominent 
alumni in the educational world. He founded, 
and until his death was principal of, the Gannett 
Institute, one of the leading girls' finishing 
schools of the Hub. 

'62. — A new book of poems has been recently is- 
sued by Isaac Bassett Choate of this class, entitled 
"The Singing Heart." Many of the poems deal 
with music and song, and interwoven in the very 
poems themselves is a rhythmic motion which is 
very pleasing. The songs in this book are of an 
inspiring, optimistic nature for the most part, and 
its effect on the reader is most refreshing. In- 
deed, the author well describes the effect of his 
own work when he writes : 

"It lingers long 

Among the sweet remembered things of old 

In the sweet melody of song 

The sweetness of what never yet was told." 

The book is also arranged in a most pleasing 
manner, beginning with a poem of introduction, 
dealing next with the birth of song, then telling of 
the value of song, and finally ending with some 
farewell poems. 

This delightful book Mr. Choate dedicates to 



his wife in these pleasing and appropriate words: 
"To her who went with me life's journey long 
Cheered all life's rugged road with courage strong 

I dedicate in tenderest memory 
This wreath fresh-woven of a full heart's song." 

'62. — Rev. Samuel Wiggin Pearson died on 
June 2nd at his home in Brunswick. A number 
of weeks previous, Mr. Pearson had been injured 
while alighting from a train and an operation was 
necessary. He seemed to rally well but for a few 
days previous to his death, the end was certain. 
He will be sorely missed, especially on this the 
50th anniversary of his class, for he was a fre- 
quent visitor at Commencement. 

Mr. Pearson was born at Alna, Oct. 24, 1836. 
After graduating from Bowdoin he spent four 
years at Bangor Theological Seminary. For a 
number of years after that, he was in the Congre- 
gational ministry. Later he went into grain mill- 
ing with William R. Lincoln of Brunswick, their 
partnership being dissolved several years ago 
■when Mr. Pearson retired from active business. 

Mr. Pearson is survived by one son, Joseph C. 
Pearson '06 of Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Pearson was for many years an active 
member of the First Parish Congregational 
Church of Brunswick, and his loyalty both in 
church and college matters will long be remem- 
"bered by his many friends. 

'67. — Dr. Frederick C. Thayer of Waterville, 
and Dr. A. G. Young of Augusta, both graduates 
of the Medical School in this year, have recently 
"been appointed by Gov. Plaisted as delegates from 
Maine to the 15th International Congress on Hy- 
giene and Demography to be held at Washington, 
D. C, next September. Other Bowdoin men ap- 
pointed are : Dr. Charles D. Smith '79 of Port- 
land, and Dr. John L. M. Willis '77 of Elliot. 

'71. — We who glory in Bowdoin's literary repu- 
tation have great cause to be glad this week, for 
in addition to the book of verses by Mr. Choate 
referred to above, another of equally fine value 
and pleasing appearance has been presented to the 
Orient by Edgar Foster Davis. This collection 
of poems is entitled "Pine Cones and Needles," 
and in addition to its value as a work of versifi- 
cation, it interests Bowdoin and Maine men by its 
choice of local subjects. The poems in this book 
are of an entirely different character than those 
of Mr. Choate, but the introduction of scenes and 
subjects with which all are familiar and the treat- 
ment of them in such a pleasing manner, bringing 
us back to home scenes, is most pleasing and de- 

The versatility of the author is well shown by 
the variety of the subjects treated. A poem show- 

ing touching pathos is "Kind o' Grave," while one 
showing a pleasing flight of imagination is "Rein- 
carnate — A.D. 2012." Several of the poems show 
a patriotic appreciation of the deeds of past 
heroes. A poem of especial interest to us at pres- 
ent is "Faithful Unto Death," praising the brav- 
ery of the orchestra on board the ill-fated Titanic. 

The most interesting selection to Bowdoin is an 
"Ode to Bowdoin," written to be sung to "La 
Marseillaise." To the writer, the first part of the 
second verse seems the best part of this admirable 
poem : 

"With hearts attuned to love's emotion 

O reverend mother, kind and true, 
We come, and with sincere devotion, 
Enshrine thy name in honors new 
Enshrine thy name in honors due." 

The entire poem is evidence of the loyalty of 
this noted Bowdoin alumnus. 

'72. — George M. Whitaker, Sc.D., Secretary of 
the National Dairy Union, has been removed from 
Washington, D. C, to Fort Atkinson, Wis. 

'73- — Dr. Benjamin 7'appan Deering, who has 
lived most of the time in late years abroad, died 
at Paris, France, May 23rd. Dr. Deering was 
born Nov. 19, 1850, at Augusta, the son of Ste- 
phen and Caroline (Potter) Deering. Four years 
after he had graduated from here, having re- 
ceived an A.M. on this side, he went across the 
water and pursued his studies further at the Ecole 
de Medicine. He remained in France, taking up 
his work in Paris where he had a flourishing prac- 
tice until the time of his death. 

While his death was not unexpected, as he suf- 
fered for a long time with angina pectoris, it 
brings regret to his many friends and classmates 
who, in spite of his long absence, remember him 
as a man most interested in his profession and al- 
ways mindful of his friends. 

'76. — Charles T. Hawes, Esq., has been elected 
a Trustee of Bangor Seminary. 

'77.— Prof. George T. Little, the Librarian at 
Bowdoin, has recently been appointed by Gov. 
Plaisted a member of the Maine Library Commis- 

'89.— Mr. Lory Prentiss, Director of Physical 
Education at Lawrenceville School, Lawrence- 
ville, N. J., has been awarded the- honorary degree 
of Master of Physical Education (M.P.E.) by the 
Springfield Training School. Other noted men 
who have received this degree are Dr. Edward 
Hitchcock, Dr. Luther H. Gulick, Dr. George J. 
Fisher, and Dr. Dudley A. Sargent. 

'90.— Rev. H. W. Webb of Warren, Me., has 
recently accepted a call to the Congregational 
Church at Bucksport, Me., where he will begin 


service July 1st. 

'92. — Rev. J. S. Richards who has been at Litch- 
field, Me., for nearly five years has retired from 
the church, much to the regret of his many 
friends in that town. He and his wife were ten- 
dered a reception by his parishioners, and resolu- 
tions were adopted expressing the love and esteem 
with which the pastor and his wife are held, and 
an appreciation of their work in the church and 
the community. 

'98. — D. Lyman Wormwood, who for the past 
eight or nine years has efficiently served Old 
Town and Orono as Superintendent of Schools, 
has been elected to a similar position in Water- 
ville. He will assume his new duties at the end of 
this month. 

'99. — In a recent edition of the Boston Post ap- 
peared a picture of Roy L. Marston '99, of Skow- 
hegan, who is a candidate for Representative to 
the State Legislature. 

'99. — Edgar Kaharl, who for the past year has 
been teaching in Germany, has been chosen for a 
fine position in the Harrington School, New Bed- 
ford, Mass. Mr. Kaharl is well-known to Bow- 
doin alumni, having been in Brunswick for sev- 
eral years as Principal of the High School. 

'02. — Dr. Ernest Woodbury Files of Portland 
was married, June 19th. to Miss Mabel Burroughs 
Haskell at Westbrook. Dr. Files is one of the 
best known members of his class. Miss Haskell 
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin James 
Haskell of Westbrook. 

'03. — Scott C. W. Simpson of Boston has re- 
cently been chosen vice-president of the firm of 
Benjamin H. Sanborn & Co., on Boylston Street. 

Dr. and Mrs. William T. Rowe of Rumford, 
formerly of Portland, are receiving congratula- 
tions on the birth of a daughter who has been 
named Elizabeth Frances Rowe. 

'05. — Stanley Perkins Chase, the popular and 
loyal member of this class, and Miss Helen John- 
son, daughter of Prof. Henry Johnson, were mar- 
ried at "The Church on the Hill" in Brunswick 
last Friday evening. A reception was held after 
the ceremony at the Johnson home. Mr. Chase is 
now Professor of English at Union College, 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

Dr. Albert H. Staples, ex-'o5, and Miss Alice H. 
Eaton, both of Brunswick, were married at Bos- 
ton, June 5th. Mr. Staples was a prominent foot- 
ball man while in college, playing guard on the 
'varsity eleven. 

'06. — Mr. John P. Winchell, ex-'o6 of Bruns- 
wick, who for some time has been in the Philadel- 

'97. — S. O. Andrews, Esq., is a field assistant in 
the Cooperative Investigation of the Illinois Coal 

'97. — Rev. John H. Quint, pastor of the Bruns- 
wick First Parish Church, attended the meeting of 
the Cumberland North Association of the Congre- 
gational Churches, held recently at Mechanic 
Falls. He was elected Moderator for next year. 
phia office of the American Tel. and Tel. Co., as 
chief contract clerk, has been transferred to New 

'06. — Henry L. Johnson ex-'o6, has recently 
graduated from Columbia Medical School. 

John P. Winchell ex-'o6, of Brunswick, who for 
some time has been employed in the Philadelphia 
office of the American Bell Tel. and Tel. Co. as 
chief contract clerk, has been transferred to New 
York City. 

'08. — Nathan Weston of Gardiner and Miss 
Marion Lowell of Lewiston were married June 

Joseph A. Davis, formerly of the Horace Mann 
School, New York City, has been elected principal 
of the High School at West Chester, Penn. After 
graduating from here, Mr. Davis did graduate 
work at Columbia University. 

'09. — Mr. Ralph Brewster, one of the prominent 
members of his class, has received a signal honor 
at Harvard Law School. He has been selected as 
one of the four advisors from the sophomores, for 
the members of the freshman class. These four 
advisors selected from a class of over 300 mem- 
bers were chosen by the Dean of the Law School. 
'10. — The many friends among both alumni and 
undergraduates of "Ed" Webster will be pleased 
to learn of his recent marriage to Miss Katherine 
Blossom of a prominent Brooklyn family. The 
event took place at Brooklyn on June 19th. Mr. 
Webster has been chosen to take charge of the 
new High School of Commerce at Springfield, 
Mass., and will spend the summer in special study 
at Cambridge, England. A recent issue of "Edu- 
cation" contains an interesting article by Mr. 
Webster on "The Teaching of English Composi- 
tion." In this article Bowdoin is referred to and 
a high tribute is paid to the teaching of Prof. 
Samuel P. Newman of about 1823. Mr. Webster 
has been teaching at the Polytechnic Institute. 

Philip B. Morss is now with the Smithport Ex- 
tract Company at Damascus, Va. 

'11. — Chester E. Kellogg 'n has been awarded 
the Austin Fellowship in Philosophy at Harvard. 
'11. — William Clinton Allen, who is remem- 
bered by the upper classmen as one of the most 
popular men of his class, was married, May 25th, 
to Marguerite Fitzgerald, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. James W. Fitzgerald of Maysville, Ky. The 
marriage took place at the Central Presbyterian 
Church of that place. Miss Fitzgerald graduated 
from Wellesley last June. 





NO. 11 

The students of the College by their support of 
the new blanket tax have shown that they wish to 
have it adopted permanently and yet it is a ques- 
tion whether its success can be assured. Two 
hundred and seventy-five students paid up during 
the appointed time, leaving about fifty-five stu- 
dents in College yet unpaid. The Board of Man- 
agers believe that the prompt payment of most 
of the students indicates that the remainder have 
not realized the importance of paying their tax 
and joining the Associated students. Unless the 
assessment is paid by practically every student in 
college it fails to work — it is a failure. It was 
designed to be paid by all, and is reasonable 
enough for all to be able to pay it. When one 
realizes that the non-payment of this membership 
fee to the Associated Students means that one is 
barred from membership and participation in the 
activities represented therein, it is hard to figure 
out why one should not join. 

At 7 :30 P. M. tonight in the Deutscher Verein, 
on the second floor of Hubbard Hall, the Board of 
Managers will meet to pass on the admission of 
all those who have not paid to date. There is 
little doubt but that all reasonable applications 
will be granted as there is reason to suppose that 
the penalty for non-payment was not clearly un- 

Tonight the success or failure of the whole 
scheme will be decided. The decision is in the 
hands of the minority who have not yet paid. It 
is to be hoped that they will possess enough Bow- 
doin spirit to pay their assessment and save the 
student body from reverting to the unfair sub- 
scription system. 

Bowdoin's football season began Saturday on 
Whittier Field with the Fort McKinley game, 
which the soldiers lost by a score of 20 to 6. Fort 
McKinley's touchdown came in the last quarter, 
when Bowdoin on her ten yard line tried a for- 
ward pass, which Durney of Fort McKinley in- 
tercepted and carried over for a touchdown. 
Linehan failed to kick the goal. The features of 
the game were the work of Fitzgerald, the Fresh- 
man half-back, and Lew Brown's quarter-back 

runs. Fort McKinley made persistent use of the 
forward pass with little success. Several of the 
soldiers received minor injuries, but no time was 
taken out for the collegians. Frank Smith 
watched the game from the sidelines, although he 
is to play in later games. Harry Faulkner played 
in part of the game and showed his old-time form, 
in spite of the fact that it was almost his first day 
on the field. 

Tappan of Fort McKinley kicked off to Bow- 
doin's 35 yard line, Duff Wood carrying the ball 
back 20 yards. A fumble then cost Bowdoin ten 
yards and La Casce punted, Lewis getting the 
tackle. Mills was taken out with a sprained knee 
and Apple took his place. McKinley made first 
down but lost the ball by downs on Bowdoin's 
33 yard line. Lew Brown carried the ball around 
right end to the middle of the field. Steady 
rushes by La Casce and Weatherill through right 
and left tackle and a run around left end by Lew 
Brown made first down three times in succession. 
Fort McKinley held firm but finally Brown car- 
ried the ball over for the first touchdown. Duff 
Wood kicked the goal. Littlefield replaced Pratt. 
On the kick-off Lew Brown ran the ball back 35 
yards and Fitzgerald brought the stands to their 
feet with a 45 yard run for a touchdown. Wood 
kicked the goal and Hall took his place. La Casce 
carried the kickoff from Bowdoin's 15 yard line 
to the middle of the field and Fitzgerald made 15 
yards. The first quarter ended with the score 
14 to o. 

Dole went in at right end, Crosby at quarter, 
Beal at left end, Moulton at right guard, and 
Faulkner at left half-back. Both teams tried 
forward passes and failed. Cross went in, re- 
placing Weatherill. Fort McKinley made short 
gains through center, making first down. A for- 
ward pass, Hale to Zimmermann to Brodeur, 
netted them 12 yards. La Casce intercepted the 
next forward pass, giving the would-be tackier a 
ride on his back for several yards. Douglas went 
in at center, Joe Brown at right end, Stuart at 
quarter, Biff Pratt at left tackle, and later Dun- 
ton at right end. The half ended with the ball in 
the center of the field. 

The third quarter began with the same team 
which started the game. La Casce kicked off, 
Hinch getting the tackle on McKinley's 30 yard 



line. Bowdoin held and McKinley punted. 
Weatherill ran the ball back 12 yards and Bow- 
doin made first down. La Casce made five yards, 
a forward pass failed, and Fitzgerald made 18 
yards around right end. Weatherill carried the 
ball 18 yards through right tackle for a touch- 
down. Wood failed to kick the goal. Beal re- 
placed Hinch and Crosby replaced Brown. 
Weatherill ran the kick-off back 25 yards and 
Fitzgerald made five yards. Stuart replaced 
Crosby. La Casce punted to McKinley's 42 yard 
line. McKinley gained with a forward pass and 
were held in the middle of the field. King Pratt 
blocked their punt but McKinley recovered the 
ball. Pike spoiled McKinley's forward pass and 
Hall recovered the ball on a low punt on McKin- 
ley's 45 yard line. Fitzgerald broke away for 
what would have been a touchdown, but Bowdoin 
was penalized 15 yards for holding. Carr re- 
placed Beal and Barry went in at right end. Mc- 
Kinley made eight yards on an intercepted for- 
ward pass. Biff Pratt replaced Lewis and Moul- 
ton took Pike's place. McKinley punted to Stuart. 
■Under the shadow of the Bowdoin goal posts, 
-Durney intercepted Weatherill's forward pass 
and carried it over for a touchdown. Linehan 
missed the goal. Dole replaced Fitzgerald. Mc- 
Kinley kicked off about 15 yards but recovered 
the ball. Moulton was replaced at center by 
Douglas, whose arrival resulted in a decided gain. 
Daniells replaced Cross and Hinch took Carr's 
place. Stuart made a 32 yard run but Bowdoin 
was forced to punt. Faulkner's punt was recov- 
ered by McKinley behind the goal line. Joe 
Brown went in at right end, and Badger at cen- 
ter. McKinley punted to Dole. Time was taken 
out for Schirm, who was replaced by Blakeley. 
Faulkner made 15 yards by a fake punt and Dole 
made 12 yards around left end. The whistle blew 
with the ball in Bowdoin's possession on McKin- 
ley's eight yard line. 

The line-up : — 

Page, Dole, Brown, Barry, re 

le, Brodeur, Whitcomb 
Lewis, A. Pratt, rt It, Krumanaker 

Leadbetter, Moulton, rg lg, Adam, Burgin 

Pike, Moulton, Douglas, c c, Tappan 

Pratt, Littlefield, lg rg, Hale, Mapes 

Wood, Hall, It rt, Linehan 

Hinch, J. Brown, Beal, Dunton, Carr, le 

re, Schirm, Blakeley 
L. Brown, Stuart, Crosby, qb qb, Zimmermann 
Weatherill, Cross, St u art, rhb 

lhb, Mills, Apple, Durney 
Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Dole, lhb 

rhb, McMillan, Mahar 
La Casce, fb fb, Zink 

Score — Bowdoin, 20; Fort McKinley, 6. 
Touchdowns — L. Brown, Fitzgerald, Weatherill, 
Durney. Goals from touchdowns — Wood, 2. 
Umpire, Lieut. Dyer. Referee, J. Clifford of 
Lewiston. Head linesman, Garcelon. Assistant 
linesmen. Walker and L. Pratt. Time, 10 minute 


With the largest squad out for practice in the 
memory of the present college generation, good 
Freshman material, good coaching and manage- 
ment, the prospects this fall are very bright. 
Coach Bergin has been assisted during the past 
week by J. A. Greene '03, Mountfort ex-Tufts and 
now '14, Squanto Wilson '13, and Frank Smith 
'12. The game with Fort McKinley was satisfac- 
tory, with the single exception that the cheering 
was very poor. This should be improved before 
the next home game. The men who have been 
out for the team this fall are as follows: — Back- 
field, Dole '13, Fitzgerald '16, L. Brown '14, Fos- 
ter '16, Crosby '13, Lull '16, Mannix '15, Faulkner 
'15, H. C. Abbott '14, P. Smith '15, Stuart '16, 
Somers '15, Cross '15, Stone '15, La Casce '14, 
Weatherill '14, Hagan '13; ends, Beal '16, Wing 
'14, Dyar '16, A. Pratt '14, Hinch '13, Edwards 
'16, Fox '14, Tuttle '14, Daniels '13, J. Brown '13, 
Carr '13, Page '13, H. Wood '16, Glidden '16, 
Barry '16; tackles, Wood '13, Dunton '15, Floyd 
'15, C. Abbott '13, Payson '14, Hall '14, Lewis '15, 
Leadbetter '16, Austin '15; guards, Pratt '14, Lit- 
tiefield '16, Hamilton '13, Haywood '16; centre, 
McMahon '13, Pike '13, Moulton '15, Douglas '13, 
Badger '14. 


In spite of the graduation of 1912's large class, 
registration this year shows a total of 330, or 7 
more than the total registration last year. This 
increase is due largely to the entrance of the 
largest class in the history of the College. The 
Class of 1916, with 116 members, has beaten by 
one man the record set by 1912. In the new class 
there are 38 men from outside the State. 

By classes the registration has been as follows : 

Seniors 76 

Juniors 66 

Sophomores 7 1 

Freshmen 116 

Special 1 

The list of men entering in the Class of 1916, 

and admitted to advanced standing is as follows: 

Daniel Allen Anthony, Greenwich, Conn.; John 



Blethen, Frankfort; James Scott Brackett, Phil- 
lips; Wellington Arthur Bamford, Houlton; 
George Ernest Beal, Lisbon Falls; James Hiram 
Brewster, Lisbon Falls; John Lincoln Baxter, 
Brunswick; Elliott Sheffield Boardman, Guilford; 
Fred Oscar Bartlett, Jr., Rockland; Kenneth 
Towle Burr, Dorchester, Mass. ; Lewis Evans 
Boutwell, Maiden, Mass. ; Vaughan Forrest Burn- 
ham, Portland; James Edward Barry, Bangor; 
Adriel Ulmer Bird, Rockland ; Everett War- 
ren Bacon, Skowhegan ; Winthrop Bancroft, 
Brookline, Mass. ; John Doarie Churchill, 
Minot ; Aaron Wallace Canney, Kezar Falls ; 
Raymond Clark Church, Hallowell ; Philip Lin- 
wood Carter, Portland ; Robert Coffyn Clark, 
Newton Highlands, Mass. ; Walter Emery Chase, 
Jr., Bath ; Alfred Hall Crossman, Newton Center, 
Mass. ; Eugene Joseph Cronin, Lewiston ; Freder- 
ick Ellery Crufif, West Roxbury, Mass.; Malcolm 
Henry Dyar, Farmington ; Harold Linwood 
Doten, Lewiston ; James Alfred Dunn, Maiden, 
Mass.; Eudore Alphonse Drapeau, Brunswick; 
Robert Rutherford Drummond, Portland ; Ora 
Liston Evans, Foxcroft ; Don Jerome Edwards, 
Portland ; Lowell A. Elliott, Haverhill, Mass. ; 
Samuel Fraser, Masardis ; Herbert Henry Foster, 
Seattle, Wash.; Richard Stearns Fuller, Rock- 
land ; Charles Percival Fortin, New Bedford, 
Mass ; John Cogan Fitzgerald, Bath ; Henry Lin- 
coln Gormley, Roxbury ; Allen Joseph Ginty, Bos- 
ton, Mass.: Donald Payson George, Thomaston; 
Edward Philip Garland, Bangor ; Ralph Raymond 
Glidden, Gardiner; George Everett Greely, Hud- 
son, Mass. ; Coy Lawrence Hagermann, Houlton ; 
Frank Hobert Lord Hargraves, West Buxton; 
Joseph Francis Xavier Healey, Portland, Me.; 
Hugh Merrill Hescock, Foxcroft ; Edward Cary 
Hawes, Bangor; Carroll William Hodgkins, 
Portsmouth, N. H. ; Amos Bartlett Haggett, Jr., 
Bath; Chauncey Alfred Hall, Augusta; Raymon 
Charmbury Hamlin, Maynard, Mass. ; Myron 
Eusebius Hale, Roxbury, Mass. ; Lawrence Jo- 
seph Hart, Bath ; Ralph Winson Hayward, Salem, 
Mass.; Donald Clark Hight, Athens; Walter 
Thomas Haseltine, Pittsfield; Alden Fairfield 
Head, Bangor ; Wendell Verne Howe, Presque 
Isle; Arthur G. Hildreth, Westford, Mass.; Wil- 
liam Dunning Ireland, Stetson ; Lawrence Irving, 
Roxbury, Mass.; David Frances Kelley, Gardi- 
ner ; Harry Fletcher Knight, Townsend Harbor, 
Mass. ; Raymond Horace Larrabee, Bridgton ; 
Arthur Eldredge Littlefield, Dorchester, Mass. ; 
Guy Whitman Leadbetter, South Lincoln ; Ed- 
ward Robert Little, Brunswick; William Mason 
Bradley Lord, Portland ; Walter Huron Lane, So. 
Portland; Ernest Proctor Lull, Pawtucket, R. I.; 

Leland Stanford McElwee, Houlton; Ernest Par- 
sons Marshall, South Portland; James Burleigh 
Moulton, East Brownfield; Howard Miller, Jr., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Urban Howe Merrill, Lawrence, 
Mass.; Stewart Pingree Morrill, South Portland; 
Paul Kendall Niven, Providence, R. I.; Lew- 
Maurice Noble, Phillips; Norman Hunt Nicker- 
son, Red Beach, Me. ; Gordon Wesley Olson, West 
Somerville, Mass.; Wallace Bruce Olsen, West 
Somerville, Mass.; James Franklin Parsons, 
Barnston, Que. ; Frederick Webster Powers, 
Portland; Emery Bruce Poore, Hudson, Mass.; 
Lee Duren Pettingill, Lewiston; Maurice Clifton 
Proctor, Portland ; Ralph Colby Parmenter, Port- 
land ; Haywood Treat Parsons, Pittsfield; John 
Waterman Robie, Gorham ; Raymond Miller 
Richardson, Lynn; Le Roy Addison Ramsdell, 
Portland ; Frederick Payne Rawson, West Town- 
send, Mass.; Abraham Seth Shwartz, Portland; 
Dwight Harold Sayward, Portland; Richard Hill 
Stuart, Newport; Ruel Blaine Soule, Augusta; 
Earle Revere Stratton, Hudson, Mass.; Elliott 
Shepard, Brookline, Mass.; George Richard 
Stuart, Augusta; John Howe Trott, Yarmouth; 
Henry Sanborn Thomas, Farmington Falls; 
Thomas Henry Taber, New Bedford, Mass.; 
John Glenwood Winter, Kingfield ; Timothy Her- 
bert Weston, Broad Cove ; Philip Francis Weath- 
erill, Brunswick; Leigh Webber, Hallowell; 
Langdon Robert White, Bath; Willard Paine 
Woodman, Peabody, Mass. ; Henry Gerard Wood, 
Steuben; Walter Brown Willey, Jr., Bangor; 
Donald Sherman White, Indianapolis, Ind.; 
Charles E. Wyman, Jr., Roxbury, Mass.; Ivan 
Hyde Yenetchi, Scituate, Mass. 


Adam Phillips Leighton, Jr., Portland; Charles 
Thomas Hughes, Somerville, Mass.; John R. 
Hamel, Portland, Me. ; Clarence Hall Tapley, 
Ellsworth; C. Talbot Rogers, No. Anson, Me.; 
H. B. Pinkham, Hanover, N. H.. 


Hebron Mayhew Adams, Westbrook; Charles 
A. Hatch, Richmond; Harold F. King, Houlton; 
Sumner L. Mountfort, Portland. 


Mankichi Koibuchi, Higarbiikaraki Kori, 

Sbaraki, Japan. 

Of the 16,216 names recorded in "Who's Who 
in America," 56 percent are college men; 15 per- 
cent, academy and normal men; 48 percent, high 
school graduates ; and only one-fifth percent self- 

Esperanto is offered in the curriculum of Le- 
land Stanford this year. 

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Published every Tdesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 


K. A. Robinson, 1914 

L. E. Jones, 1913 
V. R. Leavitt, 1913 
W. R. Spinney, 1913 
D. K. Merrill, 1914 

R. E. Simpson, 1914 

A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. OCTOBER 1, 191 2 No. n 

It is the common saying that 
The New Year this year will be Bowdoin's 
best. Several newspaper re- 
ports make the statement prominently, and indeed 
they have reason for it. 

The rapid completion of the new gymnasium 
is alone enough to mark this college year as an 
eventful one, but when there are added so many 
other evidences of progress there is little wonder 
that the newspapers indulge in "glowing proph- 

With the successful inauguration of the blanket 
tax there will be eliminated from the duties of the 
managers all the subscription-collecting worries 
which have before taken so much time. 

The opening of the new Bowdoin Club, a meet- 
ing place for everyone and a home for non-frater- 
nity men also marks a new departure of the 
greatest moment. 

And with a record-breaking entering class, sev- 
eral new courses, and the satisfaction of being 

ranked in the first class of American colleges, 
Bowdoin may well enter upon its 110th year with 
the assurance that it can be made the best. 

The Orient is glad to wel- 
New faculty come on beha]f of the un(kr _ 

Members graduates the five new mem- 

bers of the faculty who come to the College this 
fall.> The aid which they are to give to the va- 
rious departments and the new courses in Fine 
Arts, Music, and the History of the Novel which 
are thus made possible, speak for Bowdoin's 
progress as a college of liberal arts. May the 
relations of the new members with the under- 
graduates be sympathetic and pleasant. 

The large squad which re- 
Football ports for pactice and the 

showing of the twenty-eight 
men who played in the Fort McKinley game in- 
dicate that the men on the field will do their full 
share. And the successful collection of the blan- 
ket tax will remove the handicap of subscription 
collecting, at the same time insuring the financial 
support of the team. The one remaining element 
necessary for success must be furnished by the 
undergraduates themselves and that element is 
the moral support given by attendance of every 
man at every home game and by the spirited 
cheering of every man. 


The social life of the college began last Thurs- 
day evening with the reception in Hubbard Hall, 
given by the Young Men's Christian Association 
to the Class of 1916. At about half past eight the 
speaking began in the debating room. Pres. 
Crowell of the Y. M. C. A. explained the purpose 
and aims of the organization and was followed by 
Pres. William DeWitt Hyde, who welcomed the 
incoming class to the college. Rev. John H. 
Quint in behalf of the pastors of the town ex- 
tended a welcome from the churches and spoke 
on the relations between the churches and stu- 
dents. P. S. Wood '13 spoke on undergraduate 
life and football prospects and was followed by 
Coach Bergin, who in a few words criticized the 
"quitting" spirit and complimented Bowdoin on 
the absence of that class of men on her campus. 
P. H. Douglas '13 then explained the new blanket 
tax and urged the students to be prompt in their 
payments. Mr. J. L. McConaughy then closed the 
program with a strong speech on the proper spirit 
which the college man should show in every un- 
dertaking. After the singing of Bowdoin Beata 
an informal reception was held in the Alumni 



Room, refreshments of ice cream, fancy crackers 
and punch being served. 

The new Handbook, the so-called Freshman 
Bible, which was given to each student, is the 
best one ever published by the Y. M. C. A. It is 
of a more convenient size and shape and contains 
more information than those of previous years, as 
well as being very attractive in appearance. 


Bowdoin men now see their vision for so many 
years realized in solid brick and stone. For the 
new gym. which in June was outlined by steel gir- 
ders and a few half-finished walls, is now rapidly 
approaching completion. The contractors in 
charge promise that with the exception of the 
steamfittings the big building will be finished in 
about two weeks. Furniture for the offices and 
equipment for the gym proper have been ordered 
and will be installed as soon as they arrive. 

Today the last of the series of pictures show- 
ing the progress of construction month by month 
was taken. 


Competition is now open for the Orient Board. 
The competition is open to all members of the 
Freshman Class and it is urged that each frater- 
nity group send out at least one man. The Bow- 
doin Club too is requested to see that they are rep- 
resented on the list of those competing. Plans 
are under way for additions and enlargements of 
the scope of the paper and the chances are better 
than ever for a large number of men to be elect- 
ed in the spring. All desiring to compete should 
hand their names to the managing editor at 9 
Maine Hall by Thursday night of this week. 

There will be a meeting of the Orient Board 
at 5 P. M. Thursday at the D. U. House. 


.The house at 264 Maine St. secured for the use 
of the Bowdoin Club was opened for the first 
time last Thursday. It has been furnished at a 
large expense to the College and offers most of 
the comforts of the fraternity houses. The din- 
ing room will accommodate about thirty-six men 
and there are study and sleeping rooms for 
twelve, besides a comfortable lounge. Member- 
ship in the society is open to all non-fraternity 
men of the College and during the first two 
weeks of the college year board may be obtained 
at the house by all non-fraternity men not mem- 
bers of the society at the rate of sixty-five cents a 
day or four dollars a week. Rooms including 

light are forty-five dollars a year and board, four 
dollars a week. The officers of the organization 
are: President, L. G. Whittier '13; Vice-Presi- 
dent, J .Schwey '14; Treasurer, R. M. Verrill 
'14; Secretary, R. E. Hubbard '14. 


Contrary to the usual custom, the Varsity Ten- 
nis Team this year is to be picked in the fall in- 
stead of just before the season opens in the 
spring. This new system will do away with the 
uncertainty which marks the early work of the 
team. With the added facilities for practice 
which the gym offers, it is hoped that the team 
may be able to do some work during the winter, 
and that they may not be handicapped by rainy 
weather, as was last year's team. A tournament 
will be held as early as possible this week for 
those who desire to try for the team. From this 
number, the six best men will be chosen, a num- 
ber sufficient to cover any losses through ineligi- 
bility. It is desired that a large number of prom- 
ising men may enter this tournament, especially 
those from the Freshman Class. Savage '13 and 
Eaton '15 are the only men of last year's team in 
college, so there is a good chance for new ma- 
terial. Entries should be made as quickly as pos- 
sible with Paul Donahue at the Theta Delta Chi 
House or MacCormick at the Delta Upsilon 


A large cross country squad under the leader- 
ship of Capt. Uriah Hall began work today. With 
three men from the team of last year, Hall '13, 
Haskell '13, and Tarbox '14, and with McWil- 
liams '15 again eligible, Bowdoin's chances look 
good. This year is to be an unusually busy one 
for the cross-country team, as in addition to the 
race with the University of Vermont there will be 
a New England cross-country race, and probably 
a race between the four Maine colleges. The 
New England race will be held Nov. 18, but the 
plans for the Maine run have not been completed 
as yet. 


The first Thursday night meeting of the Y. M. 
C. A. will be held this week at 7:00 P. M. It will 
be in the nature of a Bible study rally and the 
meeting will be addressed by President Hyde and 
W. A. MacCormick '12. MacCormick was last 
year's president of the Association and is well 
known to all upper classmen for his interests in 
this direction as well as through his prominence 



in many other college activities. MacCormick is 
now assistant secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at 
Chelsea, Mass. 

Any desiring copies of the Handbook may ob- 
tain one by calling at the office of the General 
Secretary in Hubbard Hall and those desiring 
employment or wishing to borrow books should 
call at the same place during the temporary of- 
fice hours n :30-i2 and I :oo-i 130 daily. 


At Sunday Chapel, President Hyde emphasized 
the point that happiness consists not in idleness 
but in work. He said that it is not the people who 
spend their vacations at summer resorts in quest 
of idle pleasure who are really happy, but those 
whose time is occupied by some useful work. He 
cited as an example Admiral Peary 'jj, who pre- 
pared the equipment for his polar expeditions 
with the utmost toil and diligence, looking for- 
ward only to the attainment of the coveted goal. 
"He was a strong and happy man." He also 
mentioned the great aviator who exclaimed, ''It's 
great to be a pioneer ! We never build two ma- 
chines alike because we discover defects in each 
new machine and strive to improve upon it." 
"The young man in college who pursues his 
studies in a listless way," President Hyde con- 
tinued, "leads the life of a slave, a life of dreary, 
monotonous, unprofitable drudgery. When the 
student sets before himself the ideal of a high, 
forceful, useful, happy, Christian service, and 
makes every study count toward that end, he 
makes college full of profit, peace, and power." 

Club anO Council Meetings 

The Student Council held a meeting in Massa- 
chusetts Hall the day before college opened in 
conjunction with President Hyde and Dean Sills. 
The matter of the "first night razoo" was dis- 
cussed and acted upon as already announced to 
the students. Another meeting of the Council is 
to be held this week. 

The Board of Managers has held several meet- 
ings since the opening of college. At a recent 
meeting James Norton '13 was elected Assistant 
Treasurer of the Board. 

MJitl) tfte jfacultp 

After a semester's absence because of sickness, 
Professor Chapman has again taken up his work, 
his health having greatly improved. 

Dr. Whittier returned Saturday from Wash- 
ington, D. C, where he has been attending the 
International Congress of Hygiene. 

Dr. Burnett is at present traveling in Spain. 
He expects to spend the next two months in 
France and Germany. 

The list of student assistants in the various de- 
partments as announced up to date is as follows : 

Government — Crosby '13. 

Psychology — Page 13. 

Greek — Dodge '13. 

Chemistry — Fogg '13, Pike '13, and McMurtrie 


English — Baker '13 and Robinson '14. 

French — Ramsay '15. 

Mathematics — Floyd '15. 

History — Douglas '13. 

German — Gardner '13. 

Economics — Douglas '13 and Gray '14. 

Latin A & B — Carr '13. 

The list of proctors is as follows : — North Win- 
throp, Jones ; South Winthrop, Douglas ; North 
Maine, Crowell ; South Maine, Norton ; North 
Appleton, Wood; South Appleton, Crosby. 

Dr. Burnett's place will be taken this year by 
Walter Theodore Brown, Ph.D. He is a native 
of Ontario, Canada, prepared for college at the 
Petersborough Collegiate Institute in Ontario, 
graduated from the University of Toronto in 
1907, taught in the public schools and then took 
graduate work in Harvard, receiving his degree 
of Ph.D. in 1912. He has specialized in Philoso- 
phy. He is 29 years old and married. 

Alfred Otto Gross, Ph.D., is assistant to Pro- 
fessor Copeland. He prepared for college at the 
University of Illinois Academy and graduated 
from that university in 1908. He then took up 
graduate work at Harvard, receiving his Ph.D. in 
1912. He has specialized in Zoology and for the 
year following his graduation was instructor in 
that subject at the University of Illinois. He has 
written: Economic Values of Common Illinois 
Birds (1908), Life History of Tropic Bird of 
Bermuda, Reactions of Anthropods to Monochro- 
matic Lights of Equal Intensity, which will ap- 
pear soon in the Journal of Experimental Zool- 
ogy. He is 29 years old and not married. 

Edward Hames Wass is to give the new 
courses in Music. He is a native of Boston, but 
for the last seven years has been located in Au- 
gusta. There he was organist and choirmaster of 
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, conductor of the 
Choral Art Society, the Festival Chorus, and the 
Cecelia Club of Augusta, visiting choirmaster of 
Christ Church and the First Congregational 
Church of Gardiner and the First Congregational 
Church of Brunswick. He studied the piano with 
Gerard Tallandier, the voice with S. Searing and 
Warren A. Locke and took a music course at 
Harvard Universitv. He is a member of the 



American Guild of Organists. For the last four 
years he has coached the Bowdoin Musical Clubs. 
Joseph Stancliffe Davis is to be assistant pro- 
fessor in the Economics Department this year. 
He prepared at West Chester, Pennsylvania, at- 
tended the State Normal School, and graduated 
from Harvard in 1908. He took part in the de- 
bate against Yale and in class debates at Har- 
vard. He won the Coolidge Debating Prize and 
made Phi Beta Kappa in his Junior year. For 
two years he was graduate secretary of the Chris- 
tian Association at Harvard. While doing grad- 
uate work in Economics, he was assistant in that 
subject. He is the author of the ''History of Cor- 
poration Legislation in New Jersey." Mr. Davis 
is 27 years old and unmarried. 

SDn ttje Campus 

The Library assistants for this year will be 
•chosen by means of an examination, the exact 
nature of which has not yet been decided. 

The Cumberland Theatre now in operation was 
opened the 2nd of July and Professor Files made 
the dedication speech. 

Among those missing on the campus are 
■"Brose" Burns and "Farmer" Kern. But Peters 
is back and that helps some. 

Eaton, Evans, McDonald, Kuhn, Verrill and 
Livingstone are out for assistant manager of 

Spinney '13 is principal of the high school at 
Pembroke, Me., for this semester. He will return 
in February. 

Kennedy '13, Spinney '13, Cummings '13, 
Leigh '14, Faulkner '15 and Ramsay -15, stayed 
■over in Brunswick during the past summer. 

McMurtrie '13 takes the place of Burns '13 on 
the Student Council. 

What do you think of the tax on tacks ? 

There were about five thousand visitors on the 
campus this summer according to the estimate of 
Joe Boyd, the oldest inhabitant. A guide was on 
duty to show visitors through the various build- 
ings and a large number of them registered in 
Massachusetts Hall. 

Moulton '13 and Cummings '13 are going 

L. Pratt '13, E. Thompson '14, and R. Morss '10 
"were on the City of Rockland this summer when 
it went on the rocks. 

Cfte iLi&rarp Cable 

Through the Treasury Department the Library 
"has received an assortment of the notes of the 
'ConiedeTa'te States of America, which came into 

possession of the Union Army about the close of 
the war and were turned over by the War De- 
partment to the Treasury in 1867. This assort- 
ment contains notes from practically every issue 
made by the Confederate government and is ex- 
hibited in the case in the upper hall of the Li- 

During the summer months the Library has 
received some eight hundred new books. Among 
them are many of the best pieces of late fiction 
and there have been a great many additions in the 
department of Art History, Music, Economics, 
and History. Among the most interesting are 
Stover at Yale of interest to all college men, and 
Professor Foster's new book on Argumentation 
for use in preparatory schools. 

alumni Department 

'76. — One of the most interesting and well 
known of those alumni of this institution who 
have died during the summer was Dr. Irving 
Ellis Kimball who graduated from the Medical 
School in 1876. Dr. Kimball was very popular in 
Portland where he lived almost from the time he 
graduated, and occupied a high place in the med- 
ical fraternity of that city. 

He was born at Clinton, Me., Sept. 2, 185 1, the 
first child of Ebenezer P. Kimball and Tryphosa 
F. Kimball. He fitted for college at the Bucks- 
port Academy and entered Bowdoin, where he did 
some of the work for two years being for a time 
during that same period engaged in teaching 

Mr. Kimball did not wait to complete his col- 
lege course but began to prepare himself for the 
medical profession. He graduated from our 
medical school in 1876 and after spending three 
years in Wiscasset he moved to Portland where 
he soon built up a very successful practice. Af- 
U the first few years he took for his specialty the 
diseases of the lungs and throat. He fitted him- 
self for this work by taking a course at Harvard 
and also by special study at the University of 
Vienna and it was the distinguishing work of his 

From 1883 to 1889 he was . demonstrator in 
Anatomy at the Medical School, and for many 
years he was on the medical staff of the Eye and 
Ear Infirmary and also of the Maine General 
Hospital in Portland. He was a member of the 
Maine Medical Association, the Academy of Med- 
ical Science, the American Laryngological, 
Rhinological and Otological Society and also of 
the New England Otological and Laryngological 

In 1880 Dr. Kimball married Mary Frances 

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Tucker, daughter of Capt.-John Tucker of Wis- 
casset. She lived only two years after marriage. 
In 1886 he married Susan Jackson Rollins, daugh- 
ter of Hon. Franklin Rollins of Portland. 

Dr. Kimball, in spite of his large practice was 
never too busy to help where he thought he might 
be of any assistance. For many years he was 
connected with the State Street Congregational 
Church of Portland, where he was for a long 
time president of the Parish Club and was also 
very active in the musical and other departments 
of the church. He was also for some years a 
director in the United States Trust Co., and in 
this capacity formed a large circle of business 

Dr. Kimball is survived by his wife, a sister, 
and a brother. 

'42. — In memory of her husband, Rev. George 
Gannett, of this class, Mrs. Georgianna Butter- 
worth Gannett of Needham, Mass., who recently 
died, left to the college $6,000 for a trust fund to 
be known as the George Gannett fund. She also 
gave her library to the college. 

'67. — Rev. Dr. S. M. Newman has entered upon 
his duties as president of Howard University, 
Washington, D. C. 

'89. — Major Holman F. Day's new book, "The 
Red Lane," has been dedicated to Deputy United 
States Marshal Burton Smith of Portland who 
graduated in this class. Mr. Smith has always 
been a great friend of Mr. Day and it is with 
pleasure that the friends of both of these men 
hear of the honor which Mr. Day has conferred 
on our alumnus. 

'go. — Joseph B. Pendleton, the well-known foot- 
ball official, has recently taken a position in the 
athletic department of Filene's department store 
in Boston. 

'10. — Harold E. Rowell has recently taken the 
principalship of Bridgton High School. 

The Orient regrets to announce the following 
deaths ofBowdoin alumni during the summer : 

Henry Hill Boody of the Class of 1842, died at 
Brunswick, Sept. nth. 

William Drew Washburn of the Class of 1854, 
died at Minneapolis, Minn., June 29th. 

Lewis Orsmond Brastow of the Class of 1857, 
died August 12th. 

Charles Hoyt Bangs, of the Glass of 1869, died 
August 1 2th. 

Hon. Herbert Milton Heath of the Class of 
1872, died August 18th. 

George Mason Whittaker of the Class of 1872, 
died August 29th. 

Frank Vernon Wright of the Class of 1876, 
died August 3rd. 

Henry Russell Bradley of the Class of 1884, 

died August 2nd. 

Dr. Irving Ellis Kimball of the Medical Class 
of 1876, died August 5th. 

Dr. Jefferson Car.y of the Medical Class of 
1878, died August 25th. 

All of these men lived lives and accomplished 
deeds which bring great honor to their Alma 
Mater. Their lives are also interesting as exam- 
ples of what college men can accomplish and 
their biographies will be published from time to 
time in the Orient. 

During the summer months the following Bow- 
doin men have been married : 

Rev. Oliver Dana Sewall '87 of Great Bar- 
rington, Mass., married Miss Christine Martin 
Bullock of Kennebunkport, Me., at Kennebunk- 
port, Sept. 4th. 

Alfred L. La Ferrieri '01 of Norway, Me., 
married Miss Josephine Bowker, Brunswick, at 
Berlin, N. H., July 27th. 

Theodore W. Cunningham '04 of Bucksport, 
Me., married Miss Juliet Eyre Hunt of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., at Cambridge, July 29th. 

Archibald T. Shorey '05 of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
married Miss Anna Josephine Snow of Bruns- 
wick, at Brunswick, August 26th. 

Fred E. R. Piper '06 of Cambridge, Mass., mar- 
ried Miss Hazel Houghton of Bangor, Me., at 
Bangor, July 28th. 

Ralph W. Giles '07 of Brownfield, Me., married 
Miss Mabel R. Chadbourne of East Baldwin, Me., 
at East Baldwin, August 19th. 

Dr. William C. Whitmore '07 of Portland mar- 
ried Miss Hazel Rounds of Portland, at Portland, 
August 29th. 

Willis E. Roberts '07 of Brunswick married 
Miss Grace M. Lunt of Brunswick, at Bruns- 
wick, September 25th. 

Ridgley Colfax Clark '08 of Dexter, Me., mar- 
ried Miss Idella May Hill of East Conway, N. H., 
at East Conway, June 27th. 

Gardner K. Heath '09 of Augusta, Me., mar- 
ried Miss Bess C. Di Nunzio of Roxbury, Mass., 
at Roxbury, Mass., August 29th. 

Leon S. Lippincott '10 of Augusta married 
Miss Emily Felt of Brunswick, at Boston, Mass., 
August 1st. 

Harold E. Rowell '10 of East Jaffrey, N. H., 
married Miss Nettie B. Pollard of Cornville, Me., 
at East Jaffrey, June 12th. 

Fred C. Black 'n of Rockland, Me., married 
Miss Hazel Perry of Rockland, Me., at Rockland, 
August 27th. 

Ralph H. Hoit '12 of Manchester, N. H., mar- 
ried Miss Florence S. Leescombe of Manchester, 
at Goffstown, N. H., July 3rd. 




NO. 12 

BOWDOIN, 6; WESLEYAN, 7— Oct. 5 

In one of the hardest fought games that has 
been played in New England under the new rules 
Wesleyan nosed out a 7 to 6 victory from the 
Bowdoin team. The inability of "Duff" Wood, 
the Bowdoin captain, to kick a fairly easy goal 
gave the Connecticut boys the deciding point. 

The game was hard fought from the beginning 
to the end and was all the more interesting be- 
cause the two teams played different types of ball. 
The Bowdoin men carried the ball by line rushing 
and end runs but the Wesleyan play was chiefly 
forward passes. The Middletown team made 
yard after yard down the field and scored the 
touchdown with the forward pass. The men had 
the play worked down to a science and there was 
almost never a slip in the work. The men took 
their positions as if run by machinery. The ball 
was thrown just at the right time and the inter- 
ference was always able to keep the man pro- 

Harry Faulkner, the Bowdoin back, was the 
star of the game and it was through his good 
playing that the greater part of the Bowdoin 
score was made. After the first score Faulkner 
was pretty well laid out as he had run the ball a 
great deal and had been the center of attack of 
the Wesleyan forces. He was knocked up so 
badly that he had to be helped into his sleeper for 
the trip home by the other members of the team. 

The ball was in dangerous territory but the 
situation did not look serious at the down the 
scoring play was made on. The teams were near 
the center of the field between the 10 and 20 
yard line. The formation did not look like a for- 
ward pass but after the men got in motion the 
ball shot out of the mass and sailed over the 
quarterback's head and landed in Blauvelt's arms. 
The touchdown was then easily made as the end 
was very near the goal line. Bacon kicked the 

The result of the game would have been re- 
versed if it hadn't been for a mistake in the first 
half that cost Bowdoin dearly. The ball was on 
Wesleyan's eight yard line. It was the fourth 
down with only a short distance to go when the 
Bowdoin quarter made a misplay. .The Maine 
boys didn't make their distance and the ball went 

to the home team. 

The Wesleyan men were bound to win and 
fought for every inch of the ground. Their team 
was heavier than Bowdoin but the backs could 
find no openings in the White line. 

The summary of the game : 

Eustis, le re, A. Pratt, Hall 

Parkinson, It rt, Leadbetter 

Bernhard, lg r g, Lewis 

Sprague, c c , Pike 

Murphy, c c , Douglas 

Durling, rg l g> L. Pratt 

Wilcox, rt it, Wood 

Blauvelt, re l e , Hindi 

Nourse, re l e , Beal 

Bacon, qb qb, Brown 

qb, Fitzgerald 
Frances, lhb rhb, La Casce 

Murphy, rhb lhb, Weatherill 

lhb, Dole 
Kenan, fb fb, Faulkner 

Score, Wesleyan 7, Bowdoin 6. Touchdowns, 
Blauvelt, Faulkner. Goal from touchdown, 
Bacon. Umpire, Hatch, Williams. Referee, 
Kingdon, Columbia. Linesman, Greene, Harvard. 
Time, four 10m. periods. 


The Sophomores had little difficulty in defeat- 
ing the Freshmen in the first of the series of base- 
ball games between the two classes. Until the 
sixth inning, the game was a close one, but in the 
sixth and seventh, the Sophomores put over 
enough runs to win several games. 

The Freshmen batted better than did their con- 
querors, but their pitchers were far freer with 

The game was followed by a tug of war, in 
which the Freshmen pulled the Sophomores from 
the Delta to the chapel steps. The members of 
each class cheered their own class, then the other 
class, and both united in cheering all four classes, 
and giving the Bowdoin yells. 

ab r h tb po a e 
Kuhn, c 62111311 


Keegan, 2b 
Allen, cf 
A. Stetson, cf 
Eaton, ib 
Somers, ss 
Demmons, ss 
Rogers, 3b 
Roberts, 3b 
McKenney, If 
Coxe, If 
Mannix, rf 
Knowlton, rf 
L. Stetson, p 

Woodman, rf 
Kelley, ss 
Larrabee, ss 
Rawson, cf 
Churchill, cf 
McElwell, 3b 
Knight, p 
Fraser, p 
Merrill, p 
Robie, c 
Doten, c 
Olson, ib 
Parsons, 2b 
Yenetchi, 2b 
Glidden, If 
Howe, If 

35 14 7 7 29 

ab r 

h tb 
o o 



8 10 24 


*Batted for Merrill in ninth 

Score by innings : 123456789 

1915 20006402 x — 14 

1916 1 o o o o o o 1 — 2 
Two base hits, Rawson, Glidden ; base on balls, 

by Stetson 5, Knight 4, Fraser 5, Merrill 4; 
struck out, by Stetson 13, by Fraser; double play, 
McElwell unassisted. Umpire, Gus Tilton. 
The second team occupied themselves during 
the absence of the Varsity by playing Hebron 
Academy at Hebron last Saturday. The team 
work displayed by the scrubs was a surprise to 
everyone, themselves included, and they made a 
good account of themselves against the prep team. 
There was only one fumble made by the college 
team while Hebron fumbled often. The line 
opened up good holes for the backfield and most 
of the gains were made by these line plays. Stone, 

right halfback for the seconds, was severely in- 
jured on the third down of the game and had to 
be removed. Capt. Page, who replaced him, 
played remarkably well considering his lack of 
experience in that position. Dyar, Foster and 
Stuart made good gains and played well on de- 
fense. The ends played a good, consistent game. 
In the second period Bowdoin pushed the ball 
down within the Hebron twenty yard line and 
were stopped from scoring by the whistle. The 
Hebron team was in dangerous proximity to the 
Bowdoin goal posts during the first and fourth 
periods and it required a stiff defense in both 
cases to stop their attack. The team was very 
well entertained. A game is being arranged with 
Westbrook Seminary for next Saturday, Oct. 12. 

The summary : 

Corbett, le re, Page 

re, J. Brown 
Allen, It rt, Austin 

Thomas, lg rg, Edwards 

Andrews, c c, Badger 

Walker, c 

Blake, rg lg, Haywood 

Moncton, rt It, J. Brown 

Stanley, rt 

Campbell, re le, Fox 

James, qb qb, Stuart 

Small, lhb rhb, Stone 

rhb, Page 
Denyan, rhb lhb, Dyar 

Harper, rhb 

Saunders, fb fb, Foster 

Jones fb 

Referee, Garcelon, Bowdoin. Linesman, Joy, 
Hebron. Time, 9m. periods. 


The Rhodes Scholarship examinations for the 
State of Maine will be held in the Senate Cham- 
ber at Augusta October 15 and 16. Earl B. Tut- 
tle '13, Neal Tuttle '14, and Alfred E. Gray '14 
have announced their intention of taking the 
examinations, and Laurence A. Crosby '13 quali- 
fied last year. Any other students who desire to 
take the examinations should confer with Dean 

The amount of the scholarship is $1500 a year 
for three years. In order to qualify for the 
scholarship all candidates must be examined in 
Latin, Mathematics, and Greek, and must pass at 
least Latin and Mathematics. The men who qual- 
ify are required to present themselves to the State 
Board of. Examiners at Augusta for personal 
conferences, and will be subjected to further tests 



if necessary. The final decision will be based not 
only on the student's literary and scholastic at- 
tainments but also on his fondness for and par- 
ticipation in athletics, his manly qualities, and 
moral force of character. 

Bowdoin has been highly successful in obtain- 
ing Rhodes Scholarships, three of the six scholar- 
ships that have been granted to students from 
this state having been awarded to Bowdoin men. 
The first Maine Rhodes Scholarship was won in 
1906 by David R. Porter '06. In the three years 
following Bowdoin men were barred from the ex- 
aminations and the scholarships were awarded in 
turn to men from Bates, Colby and the University 
of Maine. The rules were changed in 1910 so 
that students of all the colleges in the state were 
eligible, and a Bowdoin man carried off the hon- 
ors, Robert Hale '10 being the successful candi- 
date. The scholarship in 191 1 was won by Ed- 
ward E. Kern '12. 


The Y. M. C. A. and the First Parish Church 
will cooperate in holding a missionary meeting 
next Thursday evening, Oct. 10, at 7 P. M. in 
King Chapel. This meeting is to be held in con- 
nection with the annual meeting of the American 
Board of Missions to be held at Portland. Bow- 
doin has been connected with the American Board 
since an early date, and great interest is always 
taken at these meetings. Something special is 
planned this time in the way of music, and it will 
certainly be worth while for everyone to hear it. 

A fine list of speakers has been arranged, 
speakers that one does not have the opportunity 
to hear every day. Rev. Paul Corbin Tarker of 
China is to speak on "Critical Days in China." 
Rev. Mr. Tarker was a very prominent figure in 
the Boxer uprising and is thoroughly fitted to talk 
on his subject. Rev. Richard Rose, a graduate of 
Oberlin, will speak on "Why I Decided for In- 
dia." We are fortunate in getting this chance to 
hear Mr. Rose as he sails in two weeks for In- 

The principle address of the meeting will be 
given by Mr. Philip Swartz, Lafayette 'n, who is 
the travelling secretary of the student volunteer 
movement of New York City. 

Mr. Swartz will speak on "College Men and 
Missions." He is well able to speak on this sub- 
ject as he has just finished a tour of the American 
colleges. Mr. Swartz will remain in Bowdoin for 
two days and wishes to have a talk with as many 
fellows as possible. 


The cross country men are out for good now 
and are running around the town every after- 
noon. The first two days only a few showed up 
for practice but since Coach Merrill took hold of 
the squad and posted notices asking everybody to 
come out and help there have been a great many 
more candidates in the field. The fellows that 
come out late have been badly handicapped by 
the lack of the first few days work which led up 
gradually to the longer distances. 

The latter part of last week the men were di- 
vided into three squads. The first division under 
'Uriah' Hall consisting of about three men took a 
trot around the stand pipe. The second lot led by 
Haskell took a turn around the field and then 
went over the loop. The last lot made up of new 
men did a mile on the cinder track. 

Among those that are showing up daily are 
Haskell, Hall, Norton, Burleigh, Cummings, Pay- 
son, Standish, McCargo, Eberhardt, Jones, Mel- 
cher, Fuller, Hargraves, Irving, Lord, Porritt, 
Dixon, Tuttle, Dodge, Tarbox, Donahue, Burton, 
Prescott. Cox, McWilliams, Stowell, Stuart, 
Church, Ireland, Marshall, Fuller, Ward, Miller, 
Haseltine, Hall, Moulton, Garland, Head, Winter, 
Boardman, Noble. 


The first Y. M. C. A. meeting of the year was 
held last Thursday evening in the Y. M. C. A. 
room. After a few opening remarks by C. R. 
Crowell, president of the association, Pres. Hyde 
spoke on "The College Man and the Bible." He 
said that one should study the Bible, not because 
his salvation depended upon it, but because in it 
he could find the principles of the life of Christ, 
upon which all civilization is based, and without 
a knowledge of which no man should attempt to 
go out into the world. He said that, although 
every word could not be taken literally, as if 
handed down by some divine power ; nevertheless, 
there was an underlying influence for good run- 
ning through it. He cited examples of some of 
the leaders in public life who have made constant 
use of the Bible, finding verses in it to fit every 
difficulty that might arise. W. A. MacCormick 
'12, assistant secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at 
Chelsea, Mass., then spoke of the value of Bible 
study in persuading one to do right, and of the 
permanent influence of certain passages upon 
one's life. He also spoke of the lasting friend- 
ships that might be formed by studying and dis- 
cussing the Bible in college. 



Published every Tdesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh,, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 


L. E. Jones, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

W. R. Spinney, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


H. B. Walker, 1913, 'Business Manager 

Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. OCTOBER 8, 1912 No. 12 

Although the college year is 
Competition young, it is marked by an un- 

usually large number of con- 
testants in certain activities. This is as it should 
be, for the remodelled saying that competition is 
the life of Bowdoin undergraduates has been 
proved again and again. You members of 1916 
who have not yet decided upon any activity to en- 
ter may well give the matter immediate thought 
and determine to make your way in some one of 
the many branches of college life. 

It is certain that the opportunity for service has 
never been greater than at present. In every- 
thing there is a chance for the freshman. One 
fact from many in support of this statement is 
that the large number of new men on the football 
squad compare favorably with the veterans of 
last year's team. 

You raise the objection that the time-devouring 
demands of the faculty make it impossible for 
you to go out for anything. But if you are the 

man who is to make a success you will acquire the 
ability to plan your work to the end that you may 
reach the happy medium between the pursuit of 
the curriculum and that of "education." Go out 
for something with all your might, remembering 
that if you lose out, the competition you have 
given the other fellow cannot fail to secure im- 
provement in Bowdoin activities. 

You who are unable to sup- 
See the Team Off port the football team by 

joining the squad may yet 
find a way to help the warriors considerably dur- 
ing the coming weeks of out-of-state games. That 
way lies in making it a point to be at the station 
to give some fighting cheers when the team 
leaves. It is the general testimony of the players 
that cheering helps more than anything else to 
inspire them to the utmost efforts, and it is the 
general experience of the undergraduates that 
nothing can serve better to weld them together 
into a unit. Let everyone who can be at the sta- 
tion Friday morning. 


In the fall Tennis Tournament the following 
drawings have been made: — Payson '14 and Card 
'15; Nixon '13 and Nickerson '16; Gardner '13, 
and Walker '13; Eaton '15 and Gilbert '13; Cum- 
mings '13 and Kuhn '15; Miller '16 and Greeley 
'16; Wing '14 and Savage '13; Larrabee '16 and 
Barton '14; Leigh '14 and Woodman '16. In the 
two matches which have been played, Gardner 
defeated Walker 6-2, 6-4, and Eaton defeated Gil- 
bert 6-1, 6-3. The other matches are to be played 
as soon as possible. According to the rules of the 
Tennis Association the winner of the tournament 
will be captain of the team. 


The Bible Classes will meet Sunday afternoon 
for the first time, in the various fraternity houses 
and at the Bowdoin Club. So far, the enrollment 
has been small and it is earnestly hoped that the 
men of the College will heartily respond to the 
call of the leaders in the Bible study movement. 

The work of the classes is to be divided into 
three courses. The first course, "Principles of 
Jesus," is to be taken by the Seniors and Juniors. 
In this course will be discussed problems which 
are of vital importance to humanity and the solu- 
tion of these problems offered by Christianity. 
Course II, "Life of Christ," will be taken by 
Sophomores and Freshmen. Course III, "Men of 
the Old Testament," may be taken by all classes. 
The course reveals the lives of the important fig- 


ures in the days of the Old Testament, and what 
they stood for. 

The leaders of each course will be instructed 
as follows : Course I by the Rev. John H. 
Quint, Course II Mr. J. L. McConaughy, Course 
III Professor W. B. Mitchell. 


— Professor E. H. Wass. 
Music I. 


A general study of the development of the Art 
of Music, preparing one to understand and ap- 
preciate musical performances. 

Sound, musical sound, notation, rhythm, mel- 
ody, harmony — their evolution and application to 
modern music. 

History of music, study of the great compos- 
ers, their lives, works and influence upon the de- 
velopment of modern music. 

Frequent tests by written papers on assigned 

No technical preparation requisite for this 

First semester— Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 
8 : 3 o. 

(Elective for Sophomores, Juniors and Sen- 

Music II. 


(Continuation of Music I.) 

Musical appreciation and history (advanced). 

Elements of Theory. Study of musical forms 
from listener's standpoint. 

Assigned readings, oral tests and written re- 

Second semester — hours to be arranged at con- 
venience of class and instructor. 

(Elective for Sophomores, Juniors and Sen- 
iors. Music I, prerequisite.) 
Music III. 


Systematic study of intervals and chords, and 
their correct and effective use in four part har- 

Harmonization of melodies. 

Daily written exercises. Knowledge of nota- 
tion necessary. 

First semester — hours arranged at convenience 
of instructor and class. 

(Elective for Sophomores, Juniors and Sen- 

Music IV. 


(Continuation of Music III.) 

Lectures and practical work. Collateral read- 
ing on history and biography. 

Study of musical forms with analyses. Study 
of evolution of music from the primitive folk- 
song to the symphony of Beethoven. 

Study of the clefs. Orchestral instruments. 
Ability to play four part harmony (like hymn 
tune) and Music III requisite. 

Second semester — three hours at convenience 
of class and instructor. 

(Elective for Sophomores, Juniors and Sen- 

Music V. 

Sight reading in song, practical work in inter- 
vals, scales, relationship of keys. 

Modes, rhythm, accentuation explained. 

Study of expression marks, musical terms, etc. 

No technical preparation necessary. 

One-half of period devoted to blackboard in- 
struction and singing tests, half to four part 
chorus singing. Two years regular attendance 
equal to one semester's work. 

One hour and a half weekly. 

(Elective for all students.) 


At Sunday Chapel President Hyde spoke of the 
interest which other people take in our work. He 
said in part : "We are not alone. Our moral life 
is not a life lived all to ourselves; it is not an in- 
dividual life." As an example of this he referred 
to the Bowdoin Club of Boston as follows : "This 
club is not like most formal associations, which 
meet only once a year for a dinner. It is a club 
that is now in its seventeenth year, and holds its 
meetings once a month." He then stated that the 
club was composed of Bowdoin graduates, law- 
yers, doctors, editors, and business men, young 
and old, who work together for the welfare of 
Bowdoin. "They take great interest in Bowdoin. 
They help on our prosperity, and are disappoint- 
ed in our troubles. We ought to live with the 
sense that they are with us and we are with them. 
It is up to us to continue the good work that they 
started. We must do our part, meet temptations, 
and overcome obstacles with the sense that we are 
in the fellowship of the living and the dead." 

Cluo ano Council Meetings 

The Student Council held a meeting last Tues- 
day night and considered several important meas- 
ures. It was decided to hold weekly "sings" or 
"hums" in Memorial Hall on Friday evenings 
from now until the end of the football season in 
order that the cheering and singing may be im- 


proved by practice and so that the Freshmen may 
familiarize themselves with the songs and yells. 
Tuesday, October 22nd, was set as the date for 
fraternity initiations. It was resolved that the 
Sophomores be urged to avoid any physical vio- 
lence or damaging of any college property during 
proclamation night. The proclamation was read 
and approved. It was decided to hold a class rope 
pull after the class baseball games intead of the 
usual, indecisive class rush. A committee was 
appointed to see that this contest was initiated 
properly. It was decided that the Council hold 
weekly meetings in Hubbard Hall, German Room, 
at 8 P. M. 

The Board of Managers held a meeting, Tues- 
day, Oct. 1. The cases of the delinquents in pay- 
ing the blanket assessment were passed upon and 
a number were received. The assessment has 
proved a success and will be continued. 

The first meeting of the Debating Council was 
held last Thursday afternoon in the Debating 
Room. Intercolleg'iate debating was discussed 
but no definite action taken for the present. The 
inter-scholastic debating league was discussed, 
especially as to the advisability of allowing more 
schools to enter the league. The following com- 
mittee was appointed to look into the matter : 
Stanley Dole '13, Chairman; Joe Brown '13, Ray 
Verrill '14. The matter of a series of inter-class 
debates was also discussed and a committee ap- 
pointed to draw up some detailed plan and also to 
investigate the attitude of the student body to- 
wards this proposition. 

The Freshman Class has elected the following 
officers for the ensuing year : John D. Churchill 
of Minot, president ; Willard P. Woodman of 
Peabody, Mass., vice-president; Lew M. Noble of 
Phillips, secretary ; Edward C. Hawes of Bangor, 
treasurer ; Harry F. Knight of Townsend Har- 
bor, Mass., captain baseball team ; Edward P. 
Garland of Bangor, manager baseball team. 
Steps were taken toward a class assessment, but 
the matter of a constitution was left until the 
next meeting. 

art TBuilOing Botes 

Since Commencement the Art Gallery has re- 
ceived several gifts which are now on exhibition. 
In the Boyd Gallery is the bronze bust of Admiral 
Peary, which was presented by the Class of 1877 
last Commencement. The bust was done by Wil- 
liam Ordway Partridge before the trip to the 
Pole. In this gallery also is the copy of Whistler's 
famous "Portrait of Mother." This painting was 
made and presented by Joseph Kahili of Portland, 
who also painted the portrait of General Cham- 

berlain and the David panel in King Chapel. 
Over the entrance to the Boyd Gallery is a new 
painting, "Seining at Dawn," by Philip Little and 
presented by him in memory of his sister-in-law, 
Helen Beal Little. 

In the Bowdoin Gallery is a portrait of Joseph 
Merrill '54, by Joseph Kahili, and a portrait of 
Peleg Chandler '34, given by his son, Horace P. 
Chandler. Mr. Chandler was the son-in-law of 
Professor Cleveland, and the donor of the Cleve- 
land Cabinet in Massachusetts Hall. 

Portraits of the Presidents of the College have 
been assembled in the Bowdoin Gallery, many of 
the pictures having been brought from Memorial 

Interesting pieces of silver formerly belonging 
to Governor Bowdoin have been received by the 
will of Frances E. Weston. The pieces are a 
punch ladle, three silver spoons, and a silver 
cream pitcher. By the same will the Gallery re- 
ceived also three small oil paintings. None of 
these articles are yet on exhibition. 

Ci)E iLitjratp Cable 

The Outlook for Oct. 5th contains an article by 
President Hyde entitled "The Issues of the Cam- 
paign." The article does indeed set forth the 
issues in a clear non-partisan manner, an inter- 
rogatory style being used throughout. What the 
voter should consider in the coming election are 
the candidates, the term of office, and the five 
great issues — the tariff, the control of corpora- 
tions, labor, the Constitution and the courts, and 
the machinery of elections. In general, the issue 
is to what extent and by what means we are to 
change from the old to the new order of things. 

The Atlantic Monthly for October on page 441 
gives an article on "A Father to His Freshman 
Son." Commendably true to life, it should be 
read by every Freshman. With the exception of 
the writer's tolerance of light drinking, the ad- 
vice seems admirable. 

Another addition especially adapted for Fresh- 
men is "From School Through College" by Henry 
Parks Wright, Ph.D., Dean of Yale College from 
1884-1909. The advice comes from one who has 
for a life time dealt with boys, and never lost 
sympathy for their interests. 

The Library has received a most important ac- 
cession to its medical books by the bequest of the 
private library of the late Dr. Albion S. Whit- 
more of the Class of 1875. Dr. Whitmore was a 
most loyal son of the College, always interested 
in the undergraduate life of the institution and a 
subscriber to all its interests. During the latter 
portion of a quarter century of successful prac- 



tice in Boston he bought freely in professional 
literature. As a result over a hundred volumes 
of recent and authoritative medical text-books 
have come into the possession of the College and 
twice that number of valuable books which prove 
to be duplicates but are of use in exchange with 
other Libraries. 

f>n ttje Campus 

The following Freshmen are out for the 
Orient Board : P. H. Carter, R. C. Church, D. J. 
Edwards. L. A. Elliott, E. P. Garland, Myron E. 
Hale, R. E. Hamlin, E. C. Hawes, L. Irving, W. 
M. B. Lord, D. Sayward, T. H. Taber, L. Web- 
ber, J. G. Winter. This is the largest number 
ever in competition for the Board and it is ex- 
pected that three or four more will be added by 
the time of the issuance of this number. If there 
are any more who wish to compete they will 
please hand their names to the managing editor 

All Juniors who wish to enter the competition 
for assistant calendar manager for this year will 
hand their names to Earl Gardner at the Beta 
House at once. 

One hundred and fifteen men attended the Col- 
lege "Hum" last Friday night. There will be 
room for the other 216 next Friday evening. 

Ted Emery '13 spent the early part of last week 
at Merrymeeting Bay in pursuit of the black duck. 

Rev. Malcolm MacKay '12 has been the guest 
of friends at the Bowdoin Club. 

During the past week many new men have been 
boarding at the Bowdoin Club and prospects look 
very encouraging for a large membership. At 
present there are thirty-six boarders with plenty 
of room for more. Anyone desiring board or 
rooms can apply to Steward H. C. Dixon or 
President Luther G. Whittier. 

The following fraternity stewards have been 
chosen for the coming year : Beta Theta Pi, Al- 
ton Lewis, 1915;' Delta Upsilon, Samuel W. 
Chase, 1914; Kappa Sigma, Harold Somers, 
1915; Theta Delta Chi, John E. Dunphy, 1913 ; 
Psi Upsilon, Loring Pratt, 1913 ; Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, Alfred Gray, 1914; Zeta Psi, Cedric R. 
Crowell, 1913; Alpha Delta Phi, Arthur Palmer; 
Bowdoin Club, H. C. Dixon, 1914. 

Wiitt tlje jFacuItp 

President Hyde spoke Friday night at the din- 
ner of the Bowdoin Club of Boston. 

Professor Wilmot B. Mitchell represented the 
College today at the seventy-fifth anniversary of 
the founding of Mt. Holyoke College. 

3ntercollegiate Jl3otes 

The most important happening in the world of 
colleges during the summer vacation was the pub- 
lication of the official classification of American 
Colleges and Universities by the U. S. Depart- 
ment of Education. Dr. Babcock, who made the 
classification, put fifty-nine universities and col- 
leges in the first class and designated them as 
standard institutions and placed 161 in the sec- 
ond class, 85 in the third class and 40 in the 
fourth. Bowdoin is put in the first class, the only 
one of the Maine colleges so honored and is the 
smallest but one of the fifty-nine put in the roll of 
honor. The New England institutions are well 
represented in the first list. In this so-called first 
class there are forty-four endowed and private 
institutions and fifteen State universities. Bates, 
Colby, and Maine are in the second class and also 
Boston University, New York University and 
Syracuse. Trinity and Holy Cross. In the third 
and fourth classes New England is not repre- 
sented, these being mostly Southern institutions. 

The classification was made upon the basis of 
the bachelor's degree and comparisons were made 
of the work done in recognized graduate schools 
by graduates of various institutions and the time 
taken and needed for graduation by these men. 
This report, although it perhaps cannot be ac- 
cepted finally, gives evidence that New England 
still maintains its reputation as the educational 
center of the country and brings a good deal of 
satisfaction to the officers and alumni of the col- 
leges in the first class, such as Bowdoin. 


Hall of Lambda of Zeta Psi. 
Whereas, it has pleased God in his infinite wis- 
dom to take from our midst our beloved brother 
in Zeta Psi, Herbert M. Heath of the Class of 

Resolved, That we have lost in him a loyal and 
devoted brother. 

Harold W. Miller, 
Elwyn C. Gage, 
Omar P. Badger. 

alumni Department 

'67. — James Wallace MacDonald died very sud- 
denly, August 5, 19.12, at a summer camp near 
Katahdin Iron Works, where he and his wife 
were spending a summer vacation. Mr. MacDon- 
ald was born in Houlton, Me., June 26, 1844. He 
was principal of a High School at Abington, 
Mass., from 1867 to 1876, and at Stoneham, 



Mass., from 1876 to 1892. In October, 1892, he 
was appointed an agent of the Massachusetts 
State Board of Education, with special assign- 
ment to the visitation of High Schools. This 
position he held to the end of his life, keeping his 
residence in Stoneham. He gained an enviable 
reputation as an educator, and was the author 
of several textbooks. 

He was married, Nov. 21, 1874, to Emma F. 
Prouty of South Abingdon, who survives him. 
He left no children. Funeral services were held 
at the First Congregational Church in Stoneham, 
of which society he was a member. 

Mr. MacDonald had an active and progressive 
mind, and cherished high standards of conduct 
and character. "In his death," says the Stoneham 
Independent, "Stoneham loses a leading citizen 
and a man whose worth had gained him, to the 
full, high respect and esteem." 

'72. — Bowdoin alumni and undergraduates were 
shocked on August 18th to hear of the sudden 
death of Herbert Milton Heath of Augusta. Mr. 
Heath was a loyal Bowdoin son, and in this re- 
spect he seemed particularly like an older brother 
to the younger alumni and the undergraduates 
with whom he frequently came in contact. He 
was not only ready to aid the college as he did as 
Overseer, and to lend invaluable assistance to 
any college organization as he did to the debating 
team last year, but he also welcomed the confi- 
dence and friendship of Bowdoin men individual- 
ly. It may be truly said that his life was an in- 
spiration to those who were fortunate enough to 
know him. 

Mr. Heath was born in Gardiner August 27, 
1853. His parentage in way explains his courage, 
earnestness, and loyalty, for he descended from 
the best of the old Revolutionary patriots. His 
father, Alvan M. C. Heath, himself a loyal Union 
man who lost his life at Fredericksburg, was a di- 
rect descendent from Gen. William Heath of 
Revolutionary fame, while his mother could trace 
her family to the great General Kendall. 

Mr. Heath prepared for college at Gardiner 
High School and in the meantime he also studied 
at the Dirigo Business College in Augusta. He 
entered Bowdoin in 1868, graduating four years 
later. While here, he was elected to membership 
in Phi Beta Kappa, was a member of the Peucin- 
ian Society, won a prize in mineralogy, was edi- 
tor-in-chief of the Bugle, and rowed on the col- 
lege crew. During part of his last year, he was 
also the principal of Limerick Academy. 

In 1873 ne received a master's degree here. 
For the following three years he was principal of 

Washington Academy at East Machias. During 
this time he was also studying law with Judge 
Charles Danforth of the Maine Supreme Court, 
and in 1876 he was admitted to the Maine Bar. 
In the same year he married Laura S. Gardiner. 
Five children blessed this union. 

He was a lawyer in Augusta from this time un- 
til his death and was undoubtedly one of the 
greatest if not the greatest lawyer in Maine. His 
practice contained some of the most noted and 
important cases, both criminal and civil, that are 
found in the state's records. He was also presi- 
dent of the Maine Bar Association 1896-1897 and 
the lecturer on Cross Examination at the Univer- 
sity of Maine Law School since 1910. 

In addition to this legal prominence, Mr. Heath 
was also a leader in the political life of the' state. 
Even while he was in college, he was assistant 
secretary of the Maine Senate, his term continu- 
ing from 1870 to 1873. He was city solicitor of 
Augusta in 1879 and for the following two years 
was county attorney of Kennebec County. He 
was also prominent in the Maine Legislature, serv- 
ing in the House of Representatives 1883-1886, 
and in the Senate, 1887-1890. While in these of- 
fices, in addition to drafting the new primary 
bill, he shaped much of the railroad legislation 
now in force in the state, drew up the first 10- 
hour bill presented to the legislature, and had an 
important interest in much other legislation. He 
was also a member of the commission in 1883 
which revised the statutes. 

The water districts, through which the water 
supplies in the state are now handled are also due 
his knowledge and practice which helped to per- 
fect them. 

Mr. Heath was also an Overseer of the College 
for about a year before his death. 

Mr. Heath's oratorical power was everywhere 
recognized. He spoke in a direct and simple man- 
ner, but he always made his points clear and then 
drove them home. One of the leading papers, 
when speaking of this, just after his death ex- 
pressed it rightly when it said that "death has set 
its seal on the most eloquent lips in Maine." 

A busy and fruitful life is over and Bowdoin is 
poorer because she has lost in this true man, a 
loyal and devoted son. 

'n. — Philip W. Meserve spent a few days at 
Bowdoin last week before he left for Johns Hop- 
kins University at Baltimore where he is to take 
a graduate course in chemistry. Meserve was at 
the Harvard graduate school last year, and was 
an instructor during a part of the year at Rad- 




NO. 13 


'Midst the happy news of Red Sox victory with 
the triple triumph of Bedient, Beans, and Boston 
came the mournful news sagging along the wires 
last Saturday evening that the sturdy wearers of 
the Bowdoin B had succumbed to the mighty on- 
slaught of Hudson, Trinity's 195-pound fullback 
and were defeated by the score noted above. One 
Freshman heard that the score was 27 to o in 
Bowdoin's favor and came within an ace of ring- 
ing the chapel bell. Think of what excitement 
there would have been ! Another outdoor track 

But as to the game at Hartford. Hudson was 
remarkable on offence and carried the ball 
through our line for yards on nearly every play in 
which he figured. Their other backs were stopped 
with short gains, but gave Hudson good interfer- 

Both teams played old fashioned football and 
there were only two successful forward passes, 
one by each team. The Bowdoin defense was 
weak in the center and guard positions and in the 
backfield the interference was not of a high 
quality. Leadbetter, the Freshman tackle, made 
good yardage on tackle around plays, and Harry 
Faulkner furnished the sensation of the game by 
a fifty-five yard run through an open field on the 
kick off. 


Trinity received the first kick-off and Hudson 
and Lawler in two long runs brought the ball 
close to our goal. It was in these plays Hudson 
revealed his diving line plunge which gained 
ground every time he tried it. Here the forward 
pass gave us the ball. Sage caught the kick out 
and by a forward pass and a line buck by Hudson 
the ball was carried over for the first touchdown. 
Kinney kicked the goal. Score : Trinity, 7 ; Bow- 
doin, o. 

Bowdoin again kicked off to Trinity's 15 yard 
line. Collete brought it back ten and Lawler made 
30 around end. Bowdoin was twice penalized for 
offside and the ball was rushed to the goal by a 
variety of plays, Hudson again making the touch- 
down. Kinney missed goal. Score : Trinity, 13 ; 
Bowdoin, 0. 

Faulkner of Bowdoin ran back the kick off 55 
yards through a broken field. Trinity held on 
their thirty-five yard line and Bowdoin was 
forced to punt. After an interchange of punts 
and forward passes the quarter ended, Bowdoin 
having the ball in mid field. 

The second quarter was scoreless and was 
marked by much punting. Trinity received the 
kick off at the first of the third period and carried 
it to Bowdoin's five yard line in a variety of plays, 
when a fumble gave the ball to Bowdoin. Sage 
fumbled the punt out but Bowdoin was soon 
forced to punt again. A series of penalties and 
runs by Hudson brought the ball near Bowdoin's 
goal. Trinity was held for downs but on Bow- 
doin's punt out the ball was nabbed by Cole near 
the side lines and he dashed across the line for 
the third touchdown. Kinney kicked goal. 
Score : Trinity, 20 ; Bowdoin, o. 

Sage ran back the kick off 35 yards. Bowdoin 
got the ball on a fumble and made ten yards be- 
fore the end of the quarter. Howell intercepted a 
forward pass and Hudson with his plunging dives 
made possible the fourth touchdown. Trinity, 
27 ; Bowdoin, o. Neither side could score again 
and the ball ended in Bowdoin's territory. 

Bowdoin's best showing was made in the second 
period when they played the Hartford team to a 

The line-up: 


Cole, re le, Hinch, Hall 

Lambert, rt It, Wood 

Castator, Dunsford, rg lg, Pratt 

Kinney, Gastator, c c, Pike 

J. A. Moore. J. B. Moore, lg rg, Lewis 

Howell, Smith, It rt, Leadbetter, Moulton 

J. B. Moore, Smith, le re, Beal, Wing 

Sage, q q, Brown, Crosby 

Collete, Mayer, rhb lhb, Faulkner, Brown 

Lawler, lhb rhb, Weatherill, Fitzgerald, Dole 

Hudson, J. A. Moore, fb fb, LaCasce 

Touchdowns, Hudson 3, Cole 1. Goals from 
touchdown, Kinney 3. Referee, Scudder, Brown 
University. Umpire, Lowe, Dartmouth. Head 
Linesman, Johnson, Trinity. Time of quarters, 
12 and 10 minutes. 




Friday evening the student body held the sec- 
■ond weekly "sing." Only about a hundred and 
". twenty-five men were present. The small attend- 
. ance may have been due to the weather but even 
• a rainy night should not have kept so many away. 
'Some of the songs and cheers were run through 
and the college band played a few marches. A 
BIG "Sing" is promised for next Friday night. 
Every Bowdoin man must be there. Remember 
it-he Colby game is only two weeks off. 

This winter the baseball squad is to have an 

•opportunity for indoor practice, something which 
Bowdoin has long felt the need of but has never 
before been able to obtain. Already 27 men have 
announced their intention of joining the squad 
but there is still a need for more candidates. 

The contract for the preparation of the indoor 
field has been let to Mr. C. E. Hacker of Bruns- 
wick, who now has a crew of men at work. The 
■floor will be composed of three inches of clay 
covered with half an inch of fine building sand. 
The diamond, which is to be in the east end of the 
■building with home plate in the northeast corner, 
will be caged by an immense net extending com- 
pletely around and over it, the net being of one 
and one half inch mesh and of extra heavy ma- 
terial. Work on the field is going on rapidly and 

; by the time gym practice starts the diamond will 

• be ready for the squad. 

With this exceptional opportunity for winter 

; practice there is no reason why Bowdoin should 
not turn out a winning team in the spring. It is 

nip to the undergraduates and there is still a 

^chance to join the squad. 


Bishop Codman of Portland will address the 
Y. M. C. A. meeting next Thursday night. The 
Bishop, a graduate of Harvard College, is well 
known in New England. From 1895-1900 he was 
rector at St. John's Church, Roxbury, and in 1900 
was consecrated bishop Diocese of Maine. 

On Thursday night, also, the Alpha Delta Phi 
fraternity will tender a reception to the Bishop 
and all members of the Episcopal Church in Col- 

The membership of the Y. M. C. A. is the larg- 
est it has been in years. Over two hundred have 
joined and the enrollment is not finished yet. 

The Pejepscot Sunday School will start next 


The management of the cross country squad is 
still issuing a call for more men. Many of the 
new men are showing up well and have good 
prospects of making the team. Definite arrange- 
ments in regard to Bowdoin's entering the All- 
Maine meet at Lewiston on November 2 or the 
N. E. I. meet at Brookline on November 16 have 
not been made. Bowdoin has arranged to race 
against the University of Vermont team on No- 
vember 9 with good prospects of winning the 

Coach Morrill is working hard for the track 
men with excellent results but more men are de- 
sired to insure success. 


A number of students and townspeople gath- 
ered Thursday evening in King Chapel at the 
second Y. M. C. A. meeting of the year. The 
program was as follows : 
Organ Prelude 

Vocal Solo Mrs. William Hawley Davis 

Address Mr. Philip A. Shwartz 

Address Rev. Richard S. Rose 

Address Rev. Paul Corbin 

Benediction Rev. John H. Quint 

Organ Postlude 

The first speaker of the evening, Mr. Philip A. 
Shwartz of New York, spoke of the changes in 
foreign countries in religion, education and poli- 
tics. He said that the people in those far-away 
lands, who had previously been non-Christians 
are now turning away from their old forms of 
religion toward Christianity and are striving to 
live up to the standards set forth by our mission- 

Not only are our missionaries teaching these 
foreigners the Christian religion, but they are 
also civilizing them, as is shown from the fact 
that in the countries where Christianity has been 
established, one may find modern railways, 
steamers and other instruments of use to man. 

The text chosen by the Rev. Mr. Rose was 
"Why I Chose India." He carefully laid bare the 
conditions which exist today in India and demon- 
strated the need of missionaries in that dark 
country of 300,000,000 inhabitants, 2,000,000 only 
of whom are followers of the Christian religion. 
In India 1 per cent, of the women can read and 
write while 5 per cent, of the men and boys are 
able to read and write. These facts alone are 
enough to convince one that India, the home of 
Brahmanism, Mohammedanism and Buddhism, 
needs the help of American missionaries to turn 



the religion of these hordes of people toward 
Christian ideals. 

The Rev. Paul Corbin spoke briefly on the im- 
provements which have occurred in China within 
the past eight years. The Chinese people today 
are desirous to make progress in civilization. 
They send men from their country to America 
in order that they may go home and take Ameri- 
can ideals with them and arouse their native land 
from her slumbers. All this has been brought 
about through American missionary workers. 


Two library assistants will be chosen from the 
entering class, and as applications to the number 
of eleven have already been received, these ap- 
pointments will be determined by the results of a 
competitive examinations, to be held at the libra- 
rian's office today at 4:30 P. M. The examination 
will be simple in its character, requiring no prep- 
aration and designed merely to test general 
knowledge of books, and the qualities of accuracy* 
and quickness of eye and mind. No one should 
take the examination who is not, to a greater or 
less degree, dependent on his own exertions for 
means to defray the expenses of his college 

Rev. Samuel Atkins Eliot, D.D., of Cambridge, 
Mass., the first College preacher of the year will 
preach in the Church on the Hill next Sunday 
morning and at the chapel service in the after- 
noon. An evening meeting under the auspices of 
the Y.M.C.A. will probably be arranged for and 
will be announced later. Dr. Eliot was graduated 
from Harvard in 1884. He received the degree 
of A.M. from Harvard in 1889, and D.D. from 
Bowdoin in 1900. From 1889 to 1893 he was pas- 
tor of Unity Church of Denver, Colorado. Since 
1900 he has been president of the American Uni- 
tarian Association. 


At Professor Hutchins' house on last Friday 
evening, Professor Wass held his first musical 
conference. The music played at the Festival this 
week was rendered on the orchestrel, and a par- 
ticular analysis was made of the two movements 
of Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony." The ob- 
ject of this conference was to give the men taking 
music an opportunity to appreciate the fine melo- 
dies and live over again the thoughts of the com- 


At Chapel Sunday afternoon President Farren 
of Forest Grove College, Oregon, was the 
speaker. As a text he took the Bible story of the 
rich young man whom Christ told to sell all that 
he had and give to the poor. The young man 
upon hearing this, went away sorrowful, unwill- 
ing to give up his position and riches for a life of 
service. He spoke of the service of the Christian 
life of today, and enlarging upon it, showed the 
different kinds of service. As an illustration he 
told of some young missionaries who before they 
left for their field of work were heard to tell of 
the sacrifices they were about to make; and also 
of a medical missionary who had risked his life in 
stamping out an unknown plague and in telling of 
it made no mention of himself or of the risk that 
he had taken. Comparing these ideas of service 
he brought vividly before the minds of all the 
ideal Christian service of today, the service where 
self is not considered, but the good of others only. 
He showed the true Christian life as being one 
where all is unhesitatingly given to help in the 
great work of Christ. 


Among recent publications of interest to Bow- 
doin men is "An Old Bowdoin Song Book," by 
George William Kelly of the Class of 1866. It 
contains the verses of twenty-one songs without 
music, and is a work which will serve to increase 
the rapidly growing store of our college music. 
The list of titles shows a range from the war 
days to the present, even to verses on the latest 
general catalogue: 

College Hymn, The Church on the Hill, The 
Choice, Bowdoin Hill, The Pines, The Dance, 
The Sun Dial, The Left-Overs, The Lost Ideal, 
Panel Pictures (in the Chapel), The Library, 
Seranade-Junior Prize Declamation, Lines to an 
Old Colored Woman, Commencement Hymn, The 
Whispering Gallery, The River, The Mall, Mer- 
rymeeting Bay, The New Bowdoin, The General 
Catalogue, and Oversight. 

Just at present when the undergraduates are 
endeavoring by means of weekly hums to make 
use of the new songs, this collection is especially 

The following interesting statistics from the 
report of the U. S. Bureau of Education : Teach- 
ing is now the dominant profession for college 
graduates, with 25 per cent.; law, 15 per cent.; 
medicine 6 to 7 per cent. ; engineering, 4 per cent. ; 
ministry, 5 per cent. 




Published ever* Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 


L. E. Jones, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

W. R. Spinney, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLH. OCTOBER 15, 1912 No. 13 

The attendance at the second 
The College Sing College hum last Friday gave 

proof that there is urgent 
need for practice of the new songs which will be 
used as the football and track seasons progress. 
Although those present were not lacking in en- 
thusiasm, a greater number must attend if the 
songs are to be rendered in the best manner this 
fall. The small attendance might be explained by 
the circumstance that there had already been one 
gathering earlier in the day to see the football 
team off; but it is far better to have such a large 
crowd present that there will be no question about 
lack of spirit. 

wri.. 1 j n With the unexcelled oppor- 
Wihter Indoor Prac- . ... , . , *\. 

tumties tor winter practice 

' ,ce which the new gym will af- 

ford, the College may expect that its athletic 
teams will gain the lead over their rivals which 
the advantage of indoor practice ought to bring. 
Although October may seem an early date to dis- 

cuss this winter practice, such is not the case. 
The men who are going to apply for admission to 
the various squads should do so at once, as the 
numbers will be limited for the sake of efficiency. 
It is the duty of every one who has ability in 
baseball or who is a potential point winner for the 
track team to apply at once for a place on the 
squads, in order that the captains may be able to 
gauge all the material available and begin now to 
plan their spring campaigns. 

„. .... .. Naturally the undergraduates 

Fire-Hardening the ■ , . .. * X « * 

wish to see the football team 

ream g through the season with 

an unbroken series of victories, and they are not 
inclined to be wholly satisfied with the early-sea- 
son results. But there is no doubt that the men 
on the team are playing as hard as they know 
how, there is no doubt that they possess the fight- 
ing spirit that is not dismayed when the odds are 
against them. Now is the time when the team is 
being welded together by combining the new ma- 
terial with the old ; it is a time that calls for the 
support of every man in College. Let the players 
see that Bowdoin to a man is going to back the 
team, and this alone will form an important part 
of its development into a machine to win the 
championship. Fire-hardening the team is not a 
process which brings much pleasure to the players 
or the undergraduates, but it is one which cannot 
fail to bring results when the championship games 
are contested. 


There are an exceedingly large number of men 
out for the glee clubs this fall and it will take sev- 
eral weeks before the final choice for the year is 
made. The candidates are nearly all good singers 
and the managers of the club think that with the 
old men and the best of the new ones there ought 
to be an exceptionally fine chorus. The club will 
'iave an extra advantage this year of having Pro- 
fessor Wass, who has coached the organization 
several seasons, in Brunswick as rehearsals 
can be held more often and at shorter notice. 

Although the band has had a few rehearsals 
this year nothing definite concerning the organi- 
zation or the membership has been decided, 
ere are about the usual number out and they 
are all very good musicians. Lewis, this year's 
leader, will begin rehearsals very soon and will 
cull out the poor players at once so that there 
may be music at the Maine series games. 

Although nothing definite has been decided 
upon it is understood that this winter the choir 
will consist of a double quartette as last year. At 



present the members are Mason, Colby, Twom- 
bley, Card, West, Page, Tibbetts and Munroe. 

art 15uilDing Jftotes 

A valuable addition to the illustrative material 
being collected for the new course in Fine Arts 
has been received as a gift from Mrs. I. S. Bangs 
of Waterville in memory of her son, Dennis M. 
Bangs '91. It consists of a series from the Medici 
prints illustrating the Italian and English schools, 
and is especially helpful in the work of the course 
because of their faithful and beautiful reproduc- 
tion of the colors of the original painting. 

The College has been fortunate in being able to 
decorate the new lecture room, in which the 
course in the History of Art is given, with a fine 
collection of marbles, bronzes, paintings, and por- 
celains loaned by Mrs. Percival W. White in 
memory of her son Richard of the Class of 1912 
and her husband, who were victims of the Titanic 

Of especial note are the three Bayse bronzes, 
Lion and Serpent, The Horse, and The Centaur. 
There are copies of well-known classical figures, 
such as The Narcissus, The Fighting Gladiator, 
The Wrestlers ; there is also an admirable copy of 
Vela's Last Days of Napoleon, a charming Fare- 
well of the Swallows, a modern French bronze 
done by Felix Charpentier in 1893, and a beauti- 
ful standing figure called The Angelus, done by 
Jacquot in 1887. 

The six marbles are a full-sized copy in Car- 
rara marble of the bust of the Apollo Belvidere 
and five modern figures of ideal significance, 
Ruth, Innocence, A Fourteenth Century Page, 
Cupid's Lasso, and The Youthful Columbus. 

Among the paintings are a large copy of a 
Putto by Raphael, charming in color as in other 
details, and a "Forest Interior" representing the 
deep woods. There are also three large photo- 
graphs of The Syndics by Rembrandt, the Sistine 
Madonna, and the Immaculate Conception by 
Murillo. There are three excellent portraits in 
oil of Richard White and an admirable -photo- 
graph of his father. A fine water color, On the 
Delaware, is by F. F. English. Two large etch- 
ings, proofs, are of Albrechtsburg by Mannfeld 
and another, St. Paul's by Moonlight, by Francis 
S. Walker. A portfolio of unframed pictures in- 
cludes several etchings by Haig. 

Choice specimens of Royal Worcester, Royal 
Dresden, Sevres, and Minton ware, and various 
pieces of Cloisonne are shown in cases on the 
north side of the room. 

As it is impossible to have an attendant in the 
room, visitors desiring to see the collection 

should apply at the desk in Sculpture Hall. Stu- 
dents taking the course in the History of Art 
have access to the room during the hours when 
the Art Building is open. 

Club anD Council Meetings 

The Student Council at their meeting Monday 
evening considered several important measures. 
The question of a class contest after the baseball 
games was discussed and a flag rush was settled 
upon as the most feasible. A committee was ap- 
pointed to work up the affair. The calendar pro- 
posed by Gardner '13 was accepted and Eaton '14 
was elected to the position of assistant calendar 
manager. The Council recommended to the stu- 
'ent body that the chapel bell should not be used 
for class victories, but should be used for college 
celebrations alone. Douglas brought up the mat- 
ter of instituting a system of limitations of the 
number of student activities for individual stu- 
dents. A committee will report on this matter at 
a later meeting. 

At a meeting of the Gibbons Club in the Deut- 
scher Verein room on Thursday evening, the fol- 
lowing members were admitted : Frank R. Loef- 
fler, 1914; James A. Dunn, 1916; James E. Barry, 
1916; and John C. Fitzgerald, 1916. It was voted 
that the next meeting should be held at the Theta 
Delta Chi House. 

At a meeting of the Sophomore class held in 
the gym last Tuesday the members were urged to 
come out for the track athletics by Coach Morrill, 
Captain Haskell of the track team and "Uriah" 
Hall, the cross country captain. The talks were 
all straight to the point and took effect as there 
was a large increase in the number of Sopho- 
mores on the field the last of the week. 

At a meeting of the Freshman class last Tues- 
day Mr. Wiggin of the student council, Captain 
Hall of the cross country team and Captain Has- 
kell of the track team spoke on Freshman activi- 
ties in athletics. The flag rush was also explained 
and the class were requested not to ring the 
chapel bell for class victories. Elliott S. Board- 
man was elected cross country captain. 

Kaitb tfte JFacultp 

At a meeting held in the court room of the 
Town building last Saturday night a Wilson- 
Marshall club was organized with Dean Sills as 
President and Professor Ham, Secretary. 

President Hyde is to be one of the speakers at 
the inauguration of President Michaeljohn of 
Amherst College on October the 16th. 

At a meeting of the Maine Teachers' Associa- 


tion, to be held at Portland on the 25th of this 
month, Dean Sills, the representative of the 
Maine Colleges on the executive committee, is 
to read a paper on "The Equipment of an English 
Teacher." In this Association, President Hyde 
is the chairman of the College Section, Professor 
Cram is chairman of the Department of Science 
and Mathematics, and Professor Files is chair- 
man of the Department of Modern languages. 

fl>n tfje Campus 

The Library Table is being handled by Simpson 
this fall. 

Rollins is editing With the Faculty. 

Frank Cowan '13 and Vernon Marr '14 left 
Saturday for Madison, Wis., where they will rep- 
resent the Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilon at 
their national convention. 

"Spike" MacCormick was nailed to a tree by 
the Freshmen last Saturday in the rope drag. 

The College as a whole feels sympathy with 
Paul Douglas, the popular football man, in his 
bereavement. He left Thursday evening for 
Ithaca, N. Y., where he will attend the funeral of 
his father. 

Bisbee '03 was on the campus Thursday. 

Bacon '15 returned to college Friday. 

Large numbers of Bowdoin students attended 
Topsham Fair where the back fence proved as 
popular an entrance as ever. Among the fea- 
tures were Baby Jim, the 700 pound wonder, and 
Coach Fish Marsh, who presided over a well pat- 
ronized souvenir stand near the gate. Fish was 
happy to see old friends and anxious to learn of 
track prospects. 

On Thursday night, Charles Wyman was se- 
verely scalded while taking a shower bath in 
North Winthrop. Wyman cried lustily for help 
and pounded on the door. His roommate Shepard 
hearing his cries rushed to his assistance, pushed 
open the door, and pulled him out. By this time 
Wyman was painfully scalded about the shoulders 
and chest. Dr. Whittier was called and pro- 
nounced the burns not dangerous. 

Arthur Merrill '14 is coaching the Brunswick 
High School football team this fall. His pro- 
teges are meeting with fair success in their early 
season games. 

The janitors in the dormitories this year are 
James C. McBain in Maine, Frank Cummings in 
Appleton, and Frank Melcher in Winthrop. Ed- 
ward Purrington and Samuel Seel have charge 
of the class-rooms. Arthur Litchfield is in the 
Science building and E. Bragdon is in the Hub- 
bard Library. James McBain is head janitor 
again this year. 

A large number of loyal Bowdoin rooters 
cheered the football men Friday morning, when 
the team left for Hartford to play Trinity. 

Dr. Whittier is fast completing the strength 
tests of the men in the entering class. 

A large number of Freshmen took advantage of 
the double holiday to make a trip home. 

Nickerson '16 set a record for this year at the 
dips in the strength tests, when he performed the 
stunt 20 times. He also chinned the bar 15 times. 

The total registration for the first Semester is 
333. Of this number, 75 are Seniors, 65 Juniors, 
66 Sophomores, and 117 Freshmen. There is one 
special student. 

Herbert Locke '12 of Augusta was the guest of 
friends on Thursday last. 

Harold Arenovski '12 was a visitor at the Bow- 
doin Club last week. 

Work on the new gym is rapidly nearing com- 
pletion. The plumbing is all done and the electric 
fixtures and steam radiators are now being in- 
stalled. On last Thursday the water was turned 
on for the first time, and the water heating sys- 
tem was tried out, with satisfactory results. 

Football teams representing the "Deke" and 
Alpha Delta Phi fraternities played a hard- 
fought but bloodless game of football on the 
Delta last Saturday afternoon. After Stuart and 
Johnnie Bull had made their last fierce rushes, 
and after "Peanut" Verrill had made his last fly- 
ing tackle, the score stood 14 to 7 in favor of the 

New Meadows Inn closed last Sunday evening. 

The Second Team was scheduled to play Port- 
land High last Saturday afternoon, but on ac- 
count of the financial risk involved in holding the 
contest under such unfavorable weather condi- 
tions the Portland management requested that 
the game be cancelled. The Bowdoin manage- 
ment desired to play but acceded to the wishes of 
the Portland boys. 

Jupiter Pluvios called off the second game in 
the Freshman- Sophomore baseball series which 
was to .be played last Saturday morning. The 
postponed game will be played. 

The Dean announces that students who wish 
examinations for the removal of Incompletes are 
requested to leave their names and the subjects in 
which they wish to be examined at his office be- 
fore Oct. 20. 

All those who wish to substitute track work for 
regular gymnasium work are requested to hand 
their names to Manager Alan Cole at the Theta 
Delta Chi House or Captain Charlie Haskell at 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon House. All those who 
wish baseball cage work instead of gym hand in 
names to Captain Link Skolfield or Manager X. 


Callahan at the Beta House. 

In spite of Topsham Fair and kindred attrac- 
tions and distractions, the Tennis Tournament is 
still in progress. Nixon '13 has defeated Nicker- 
son '16, Kuhn '15 beat Cummings '13, Miller '16 
beat Greeley '16, Savage '13 beat Wing '14, Lar- 
rabee '16 beat Barton '14, Miller '16 beat Kuhn 
'15 and Woodman '16 beat Leigh '14. 

Ci)e iliorarp Cable 

Professor Hutchins has contributed two arti- 
cles to the world of science which are especially 
worthy of mention. One of them, "How to Make 
Quartz Fiber," was published in the Scientific 
American of Aug. 17th. Quartz fiber is consid- 
ered the finest and strongest suspension known. 
The other article, "The Absorption and Thickness 
of Thin Films," was published in the American 
Journal of Science, Vol. XXXIV, September, 
1912. This article treats of the preparation of 
films, of the transparency of the films to long 
waves and of the thickness of the films. 

Seventy-four volumes of standard works in 
general English literature have been received 
from the library of the late Rev. George Gannett 
'42, who was at one time principal of the Gannett 
Institute, Boston. 

"The Democratic Mistake," one of the new 
books at the Library, by George Arthur Sedg- 
wick, discusses government by design, responsi- 
bility, the Democratic mistake, the patronage and 
the machine, limitations, and the suffrage. 

One of the books which bears very much on the 
political questions of the day is "Majority Rule 
and the Judiciary," by William L. Ransom, which 
has just been added to the Library. It aims to 
show the legal and historical basis for the recall 
of judicial decisions and has an introduction by 

In his article "The Undergraduate Roosevelt" 
in Collier's Weekly for Oct. 12th, Donald Wil- 
helm shows the influence of the young man's four 
years at Harvard on his later career. 

Joseph Schafer, Professor of History in the 
University of Oregon, is the author of "Who 
Should Go to College and Why" in the October 
Review of Reviews. The article shows the in- 
creasing importance attached to the practical 
studies, advises the abolition of the certificate 
plan, and suggests that the examinations test the 
quality, not the quantity, of the work. 

"An Old Bowdoin Song Book," by George Wil- 
liam Kelly '66, is a magnificent symbol of the 
deepest love and truest loyalty that one of our 
alumni could have for his Alma Mater. 

The chivalry which General Chamberlain, of 

Maine, the hero of Little Round Top and Gettys- 
burg, displayed in receiving the surrender of the 
army and colors of Lee's forces at Appomattox is 
admirably portrayed in the article by Morris 
Schaff in October's Atlantic Monthly entitled 
"The Sunset of the Confederacy." Inasmuch as 
General Chamberlain has been governor of Maine 
and president of Bowdoin College, every loyal 
Bowdoin man should read the account. 

intercollegiate Jftotes 

John Paul Jones, the famous Cornell miler, has 
recently been elected president of the Senior class 
at Cornell. 

The Sophomore class at Brown has adopted a 
caucus system for the nomination of its class of- 

One of the promising candidates for center at a 
certain western university has been declared in- 
eligible because he played three minutes in 1909. 

U. of P. gets a promising candidate for the 
Freshman team in Michael Dorizas, a Greek. 
Dorizas is 24 years old, weighs 244, and is 5 feet 
9 inches tall. In 1908 he won second place in the 
javelin throw at the London Olympics. 

The college fire brigade at Wellesley has reor- 
ganized for service in 1912-1913. The fire corps 
consists of a marshal, and at least one captain 
from each of the college houses, and each of the 
boarding houses in the village. 

The Amherst Dramatic Club will produce the 
"Taming of the Shrew" this year. It will be re- 
membered that this was staged last commence- 
ment by our own Masque and Gown. 

At the University of Wisconsin a class of 128 
students, nearly half of whom were above the 
Freshman class, was examined in elementary 
geography. The highest mark obtained by any 
student was 87 and the lowest 28. Nearly 80 per 
cent, of the class received marks below 70. The 
largest number, nearly 30 per cent., received be- 
tween 50 and 60. 

aiumnt Department 

'54- — It is the sad duty of the Orient in this is- 
sue to record the death of one of Bowdoin's most 
earnest and famous alumni, Ex-Senator William 
Drew Washburn, late of Minneapolis, who died 
on July 22nd. But sad as it is to record the pass- 
ing of such a noble man, it is an equally great 
pleasure to present the facts of such a notable 
life. Here was a man who indeed had a big place 
to fill in the world and filled it. As lawyer, as pro- 
jector of railroads, mills, and other business 
propositions, and as statesman, he was a leader in 


the improvement of the Northwest, and it is no 
wonder that he has often been called "the first 
citizen of Minneapolis." And, a fact of greater 
interest to us in our own small world, he was 
"loyal forever until death did sever" to the Col- 
lege, always interested in its management and its 

William Drew Washburn was born in Liver- 
more, Me., on Jan. 14, 1831. He was a member of 
a family famous in Maine history, several of its 
members having been in the House of Represen- 
tatives and in other important offices. He worked 
on his father's farm and then entered Gorham 
Academy. From there he entered Bowdoin in 
185 1, graduating three years later. During the 
entire three years he was dependent on his own 
resources and several times he did outside work, 
such as being a clerk in the Maine House of Rep- 

After graduation, Mr. Washburn studied law, 
being first with his brother Israel (later governor 
of the state) at Orono and later with Hon. John 
A. Peters of Bangor. He was admitted to the bar 
in 1857. 

In the same year he conceived a great desire to 
go West and moved to Minneapolis. Here he 
became an agent for the Minneapolis Mill Co., at 
the same time carrying on a little law practice. 
From this time his rise was by leaps and bounds. 
In 1861 President Lincoln appointed him Surveyor 
General of Minnesota. While working at this, he 
became well acquainted with the lumber resources 
of the state and in 1854 erected a large saw mill, 
this being his first attempt in the mill promotion 
in which he was so prominent later. " 

Five years later he started projecting railroads 
when he started the Minneapolis and St. Louis 
Railroad, of which he was president in 1875. 
Later he organized the Minneapolis, Sault Ste. 
Marie and Atlantic Railroad, the great outlet of 
those twin cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, and 
indeed of the whole Northwest. 

His interest in milling later led him to become 
interested in the Washburn & Crosby, and the 
Pillsbury-Washburn plants, which have a daily 
capacity of 30,000 barrels. 

Mr. Washburn's political career began in 1874 
when he was elected to the Minnesota House of 
Representatives. Two years later he was a candi- 
date for governor, but lost in the convention. In 
1878 he was elected to Congress, being re-elected 
in 1880. In 1884 he was again elected to Con- 
gress from the fourth district and he declined a 
re-election at the close of this term. In 1889 he 
was elected to the Senate, serving until 1895. 

Mr. Washburn had a most pleasing home in 
Minneapolis called "Fair Oaks." In 1859 he mar- 

ried Miss Elizabeth Mussy of Bangor. One of 
his sons, Stanley Washburn, is a successful man- 
ufacturer in Minneapolis, while the other, Cad- 
wallader Washburn, is a noted artist in the same 

In 1901, Bowdoin gave Mr. Washburn the hon- 
orary degree of LL.D. in recognition of his not- 
able achievements. 

Thus another of our great alumni departs, 
leaving us a rich heritage in his eighty-one years 
of achievement and giving us an example of 
what can be accomplished if one has the will in 
spite of seemingly insurmountable disadvantages. 

'61. — Ex-Chief Justice Lucilius A. Emery of 
the Maine Supreme Court is working on the his- 
tory of the Maine courts prior to the separation 
from Massachusetts in 1820. This will be a part 
of a larger work in which Mr. Emery is planning- 
to cover the history of all the Maine Courts. 

'71. — Edward Page Mitchell, editor of the New- 
York Sun, and the author of Phi Chi, was mar- 
ried last July to Miss Ada Burroughs of New- 
York. Miss Burroughs has been the literary 
critic of the paper of which Mr. Mitchell is edi- 
tor. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell took a tour through 
the West. 

'89. — Rev. Edward R. Stearns, who has been 
pastor of the Lancaster, New Hampshire, Con- 
gregational Church for the past ten years, has 
resigned to accept a position as field secretary of 
the Ministers' and Widows' Charitable Fund So- 
ciety, a state Congregational organization. 

' 9 8. — Donald B. McMillan, who spent the sum- 
mer on the coast of Labrador, recently returned 
for a few days to Freeport, his home town. Mr. 
McMillan is in fine health and has greatly en- 
joyed his trip, although he reports that the season 
was cold and stormy. The story of the trip, as it 
was sent out from Sidney, N. S., was recently- 
published in the Portland Express-Advertiser. 
Mr. McMillan has now gone on to Boston and 
New York on business. 

•09. — Harrison Atwood, who will be remem- 
bered as one of the most popular men in this, 
class, has entered the political field as a worker 
for Wilson. Under the auspices of the Wilson 
College Men's League, a New York City organi- 
zation, he is helping to organize clubs in the va- 
rious colleges. Mr. Atwood is also now one of 
the directors in the McCann Advertising Corpo- 
ration of New York City, having entered the ad- 
vertising business immediately after graduation. 

'00. — Clifford S. Bragdon was chosen from a 
list of 100 candidates to the position of principal 
of the high school at Utica, N. Y. Since 1906 
Mr. Bragdon had held the position of sub-master 
of the Technical High School, Springfield, Mass. 




NO. 14 


Next Saturday afternoon on Whittier Field 
Bowdoin will meet Colby for the first clash in the 
Maine State football series. The papers would 
have it that Colby is to win this first contest with 
ease. Far be it from the Orient to contradict its 
more experienced contemporaries. 

But even the best of prophets sometimes make 
miscalculations. This much is certain, however. 
The boys out on the Field are working like Tro- 
jans, tackling the dummy, charging, and running- 
punts and are determined, every man of them, to 
show the College that they are worthy to repre- 
sent the "White." 

They're not quitting, and it is up to the student 
body to get behind them and root next Saturday, 
root as they never rooted before, and when the 
game is over, and not till then, will we reckon the 

These are the Bowdoin-Colby scores of the 
past: won by Bowdoin 13, by Colby 4, tied 5. 

1894 — Bowdoin 30, Colby o. 

1895 — Bowdoin 5, Colby o. 
Bowdoin 6, Colby o. 

1896 — Bowdoin 12, Colby o. 
Bowdoin 6, Colby 6. 

1897 — Bowdoin 16, Colby o. 
Bowdoin o, Colby o. 

1898 — Bowdoin 24, Colby o. 
Bowdoin 17, Colby o. 

1899 — Bowdoin 6, Colby 6. 

1900 — Bowdoin 68, Colby 0. 

1901 — Colby 12, Bowdoin o. 

1902 — Colby 16, Bowdoin 5. 

1903 — Colby 11, Bowdoin o. 

1904 — Bowdoin 52, Colby o. 

1905 — Bowdoin 5, Colby o. 

1906 — Bowdoin o, Colby o. 

1907 — Bowdoin 5, Colby o. 

1908 — Bowdoin 9, Colby 6. 

1909 — Colby 12, Bowdoin 5. 

19 10 — Bowdoin 6, Colby 5. 

191 1 — Bowdoin o, Colby o. 

BOWDOIN, 0; TUFTS, 34— OCT. 19 

Bowdoin was defeated by Tufts last Saturday, 
at Medford, Mass. It was the poorest exhibition 
•of football that a Bowdoin team has put up in a 

long while. The Bowdoin men were in a daze 
from the first touchdown to the end of the game. 
They seemed to have completely lost the ability to 
tackle a man or to stop a play. Time and again 
Tufts rushed the ball through a broken field for 
gains of 15 to 40 yards. Play after play shot 
around our ends, and Bowdoin didn't stop them ! 

The reason for that defeat was a simple one. 
Bowdoin failed to come back with the punch. 
The team lacked that spirit which has won so 
many games for old Bowdoin. The players all 
fought, but not as one man. The team was not a 
machine. It lacked unity. 

■ Bowdoin was extremely weak in defense, espe- 
cially in tackling. This was very evident from 
the gains made by end runs. Beal and Page 
smashed the interference in every play, but the 
secondary defense failed to get the man with the 
ball. The line held fairly well. Leadbetter got 
some good tackles and fought his position. But 
each man worked alone. They were individuals 
and not a team. 

Stuart played a fine game at quarter. He ran 
the team well and got his punts off fast and sure. 
Wetherill and LaCasce made good gains around 
the ends. Beal and Page both played steady, con- 
sistent football. Wilson and Adams were easily 
the stars for Tufts. 


Bowdoin received the kick and rushed the ball 
to Tufts' 15 yard line. Faulkner fumbled. Wil- 
son rushed the ball over for the first touchdown 
after a few minutes of playing. 

Angell scored the next touchdown after a se- 
ries of successive gains by line plunges. Wilson 
missed the goal. 

Ellms ran the kick-off back forty yards through 
a broken field. Tufts was then held for downs 
and Adams kicked to Bowdoin's twenty-yard line. 

Wetherill then made twenty yards on an end 
run only to lose the ball on the next play when 
Adams captured a forward pass. 

Wilson carried the ball to Bowdoin's ten yard 
line and Adams carried the ball over the line. 
Wilson kicked the goal. 

Angell advanced the kick-off to Bowdoin's 40 
yard line. After two plunges the ball was on the 
25 yard line, and Mitchell on the next play made 
a spectacular run to a touchdown. Wilson 



kicked the goal. 

Bowdoin kicked to Ellms, who ran the ball back 
15 yards. Adams played through the line for 15 
yards more. After several successive plunges 
Wilson again carried the hall over on an end run. 


Ellms, Mclver, le re, Beal 

O'Donnell, Tobin, It rt, Leadbetter 

Houston, Babcock, lg rg, Lewis 

Thorndike, Richardson, Robbins, c 

c. Douglas, Pike 

Schlotterbeck, rg lg, Pratt 

Bennett, Hill, rt It, Wood 

Donnellan, Gaw, Ford, re le, Hinch, Page 

Wilson, Gurvin, qb qb, Stuart 

Mitchell, Hadley, lhb rhb, Wetherill 

Angell, Whitney, rhb. ..lhb, Faulkner, Fitzgerald 

Adams, Teale, fb fb, LaCasce 

Score — Tufts, 34; Bowdoin, 0. Attendance — 
1,500. Touchdowns — Wilson 2, Angell, Adams, 
Mitchell. Goals from touchdowns — Wilson 4. 
Linesmen — Allen and Smith. Referee — Mc- 
Grath. Umpire — Morse. 

This evening the eight fraternities of the Col- 
lege will hold their annual initiations, admitting 
85 men from the Freshman class and 3 from the 
Sophomore class. The past few days have wit- 
nessed the customary goat riding stunts, and to- 
day has brought a large number of alumni to en- 
joy the ceremonies. Following is the list of in- 
itiates : 


Wellington Arthur Bamford, Houlton. 
Coy Lawrence Hagermann, Houlton. 
Amos Bartlett Haggett, Jr., Bath. 
Edward Robert Little, Brunswick. 
Lew Maurice Noble, Phillips. 
John Waterman Robie, Gorham. 
Richard Stuart, Newport. 
Philip Francis Weatherill, Brunswick. 
Donald Sherman White, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Willard Paine Woodman, Peabody, Mass. 


Winthrop Bancroft, Brookline. Mass. 

Eliot Sheffield Boardman, Guilford. 

Walter Emery Chase, Bath. 

Frederick Ellery Cruff, West Roxbury, Mass. 

Donald Payson George, Thomaston. 

Edward Carey Hawes, Bangor. 

Alden Fairfield Head, Bangor. 

Frank Hobert Lord Hargraves, West Buxton. 

David Francis Kelley, Gardiner. 

Norman Hunt Nickerson, Red Beach. 
Dwight Harold Sayward, Portland. 


John Lincoln Baxter, Brunswick. 
Richard Stearns Fuller, Rockland. 
Robert Rutherford Drummond, Portland. 
Myron Eusebius Hale, Roxbury, Mass. 
Lawrence Irving, Roxbury, Mass. 
William Mason Bradley Lord, Portland. 
Leland Stanford McElwee, Houlton. 
Haywood Treat Parsons, Pittsfield. 
George Richard Stuart, Augusta. 


Daniel Allen Anthony," Greenwich, Conn. 

George Ernest Beal, Lisbon Falls. 

Lewis Evans Boutwell, Maiden, Mass. 

Kenneth Towle Burr, Dorchester, Mass. 

John Cogan Fitzgerald, Bath. 

Arthur Eldridge Littlefield, Dorchester, Mass. 

Ernest Parsons Marshall, So. Portland. 

Urban Howe Merrill, Lawrence, Mass. 

Henry Gerard Wood, Steuben. 

Ivan Hyde Yenetchi, Lawrence, Mass. 

Sumner Leighton Mountfort '14, Portland. 


Everett Warren Bacon, Skowhegan. 

James Edward Barry, Bangor. 

Robert Coffyn Clark, Newton Highlands, Mass. 

James Alfred Dunn, Maiden, Mass. 

Don Jerome Edwards, Portland. 

Ora Liston Evans, Foxcroft. 

Henry Lincoln Gormley, Roxbury, Mass. 

Hugh Merrill Hescock, Foxcroft. 

Ernest Proctor Lull, Pawtucket, R. I. 

Paul Kendall Niven. Providence, R. I. 

William Ray Pease, Portland. 

Frederick Webster Powers, Portland. 


George Douglas Grierson, So. Portland. 
C. Talbot Rogers, No. Anson. 

James Scott Brackett, Phillips. 
John Doane Churchill, Minot. 
Alfred Hall Crossman, Newton Center, Mass. 
Malcolm Henry Dyar, Farmington. 
Samuel Fraser, Masardis. 
George Everett Greely, Hudson, Mass. 
Emery Bruce Poore, Hudson, Mass. 
Lee Duren Pettingill, Lewiston. 
Earle Revere Stratton, Hudson, Mass. 
John Glenwood Winter, Kingfield. 


Philip Linwood Carter, Portland. 



Eugene Joseph Cronin, Lewiston. 

Harold Linwood Doten, Lewiston. 

Lowell A. Elliott, Haverhill, Mass. 

Charles Percival Fortin, New Bedford, Mass. 

Herbert Henry Foster, Seattle, Wash. 

Allen Joseph Ginty, Boston, Mass. 

Ralph Raymond Glidden, Gardiner. 

Donald Clark Hight, Athens. 

Gordon Wesley Olsen, West Somerville, Mass. 

Wallace Bruce Olsen, West Somerville, Mass. 

Thomas Henry Taber, New Bedford, Mass. 


191 5 
James Abram Lewis, No. Haven. 

Adriel Ulmer Bird, Rockland. 
Edward Philip Garland, Bangor. 
Chauncey Alfred Hall, Augusta. 
Raymond Charmbury Hamlin, Maynard, Mass. 
Walter Thomas Haseltine, Pittsfield. 
William Dunning Ireland, Stetson. 
Harry Fletcher Knight, Townsend Harbor, 

Guy Whitman Leadbetter, So. Lincoln. 
James Burleigh Moulton, E. Brownfield. 
James Franklin Parsons, Barnston, P. Q. 
Leigh Webber, Hallowell. 

1916, 12; 1915, 1— OCT. 16 

The Freshmen easily defeated the Sophomores 
in the second game of the inter-class series. 
Fraser held the upper class team to only three 
hits. The timely batting of Knight and McEl- 
wee, which scored five runs, coupled with the 
many passes which Stetson granted, made it im- 
possible for the Sophomore team to win. Glid- 
den's base running was a feature. Stetson and 
Kuhn worked hard for their team ; Allen hit well 
for the Sophomores, while Rogers played a good 
game at third. The score : 


ab r bh tb a po e 
Kuhn, c 20001 10 2 

Allen, cf 2011100 

Keegan, 2, p 2 o 1 1 o 1 1 
Eaton, 1 2000020 

Somers, ss 2000000 
Rogers, 3 2000020 

McKenney, If 2000000 
Coxe, rf 2000000 

Stetson, p 2 1 1 1 O I 

Grierson, pooooooo 
A. Stetson, ssooooooo 



ab r bh tb a po e 
Woodman, cf 4311011 
Kelley, ss 4200100 

Parsons, 2 4100120 
McElwee, 341 13021 
Boutwell, C4000171 
Glidden, If 3 2 1 1 1' o 
Bird, rf 0000000 

Knight, rf 3223000 

Olsen, 1 3100030 

Fraser, p 3011100 

32 12 6 9 s 15 3 
Hits off Stetson, 6; Fraser, 3; Grierson, o. Hit 
by pitched ball, Fraser, 1; Stetson, o; Grierson, 
o. Passes, off Stetson, 8; Fraser, 2. Three base 
hit, McElwee. Two base hit, Knight. Stolen 
bases, Woodman, Glidden 3, Olsen 2, Keegan 2. 


The following men have already been chosen 
members of the Band : E. W. Bacon, R. C. Ham- 
lin, W. T. Hazeltine, F. P. McKenney, I. C. Mer- 
rill, Ranson, R. H. Stuart. This brings 
the membership up to twenty-one as against 
twenty-six of last year. 

The loss of twelve members by graduation last 
June depleted every section and seriously crip- 
pled the band. It is up to the new men to make 
good this loss. So far the response has been ex- 
cellent, but more men are still needed. The tenor 
and trombone sections are especially weak. 

New music has been ordered and will probably 
be here for the next rehearsal. It is imperative 
that all members and applicants for membership 
turn out Tuesday night for rehearsal so that this 
music may be tried out and worked up for the 
coming games. The men will surely do this when 
they realize that only by so doing can the usual 
good showing of the band be made possible. 


The Y. M. C. A. meeting next Thursday will be 
a Student Meeting. Crosby will speak on "Col- 
lege Property;" Douglas on "College Honors;" 
Haskell on "Team Support ;" Jones on "The New 
Gym and a Physical Director." Crowell will pre- 

For the last two years the Association has con- 
ducted these discussion meetings periodically with 
the greatest success. It is their object to bring 
before the student body various undergraduate 
problems and interests with the view to better un- 
derstanding them. All who possibly can find the 
time will find it profitable to be present. 




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V. R. Leavitt, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

W. R. Spinney, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

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J. F. Rollins, 1915 

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Vol. XLII. OCTOBER 22, 1912 No. 14 

The class game last Wednes- 
May the Best Man day was in the op i n ion of the 
" ln majority of the onlookers 

marred by the unnecessary delay shown by the 
losing team. But a more pressing cause for com- 
ment was the disregard of the conditions of the 
inter-class contest after the game. 

The failure of the tug-of-war after the first 
game led the Student Council to decide upon a 
flag rush as the most acceptable form of contest. 
The Council made the decision not in a dictato- 
rial spirit but rather with the intent to choose 
from several plans the one which would be fair- 
est in view of the unequal size of the classes. The 
smaller class was to gather about the flag as a 
rallying point and would have a chance to keep 
possession of it since but a relatively small num- 
ber of their opponents would be able to contend 
with them at one time. Consequently the action 
of the Sophomores in carrying away the flag be- 
fore the rush was scheduled to begin violated the 
spirit of the plan and made impossible a fair trial. 

A subject which should prove 
Honor Point System of great interest to all under- 
graduates is to be given the 
first public discussion at the Student Meeting of 
the Christian Association next Thursday evening. 
It is the limitation of individual activities by 
means of a point system. The plan has been tried 
in several colleges with success, hence it is one 
certainly worth examination by Bowdoin under- 
graduates. The arguments for and against the 
system will be outlined at the meeting ; the modi- 
fications of the system in different colleges will 
be explained; and these considerations should 
lead everyone to be present. 


Bishop Codman of Portland, Episcopal bishop 
of Maine, was the speaker at the meeting of the 
Christian Association last Thursday evening, the 
subject of his talk being "God: how to find Him 
and know Him." He told of his own earlier life, 
of how he had regarded God in the same light 
that most young 'fellows do, and how he had 
built an idol of definite shape and character out 
of his imagination. But he said that if we are to 
find the true God, we have only to lay aside this 
idol and look about us. To show how God was 
regarded in the time of the Old Testament, we 
may take the names of Lord and God and trace 
them back to their origin, the one being derived 
from Jehovah, a more revered being than the 
other, Elohim. Today we are able to understand 
to a greater degree than the native of the Eastern 
countries in the Old Testament times what God 
really means. May we break away from the sen- 
timental idols which in our hearts we know to be 
false, and may we accept the real God as our 
Jehovah and our Elohim. 


At the beginning of the year there seemed to 
be a feeling among the undergraduates that some 
substitute should be made for the old chapel rush 
which used to take place annually between the 
two lower classes. Acting in accordance with 
this sentiment the Student Council arranged a 
tug-of-war which took place October 5. Owing 
to the unequal size of the two classes the contest 
proved a failure. The Student Council then hit 
upon a plan for a regulated flag rush, in which 
the defensive position of the sophomores would 
counteract their inferiority in numbers. Ar- 
rangements were completed for the contest last 
Wednesday afternoon when a few sophomores 
broke up the plans of the Council by stealing the 
flag prepared for the occasion. 



Whether the plan of the Student Council for 
the flag rush was wise or not is heside the point 
— the sophomores who interfered with it vio- 
lated the unwritten law of the College in refusing 
to abide by the suggestions of the Student Coun- 
cil as the popularly elected governing body of the 
undergraduates of Bowdoin, whose authority and 
influence depends solely upon our oft-praised 
Bowdoin spirit. By their act last Wednesday the 
sophomore class has manifested a contempt for 
the Student Council, and a decided lack 01 that 
Bovdoin spirit. 

The sophomores have offered as an excuse for 
their act in breaking up the rush that they were 
greatly outnumbered. Although the freshman 
class is larger than the sophomore class it is not 
so large as to render a flag rush in which the 
sophomores have the advantage of position un- 
equal. But the fact was the sophomore complaint 
has its foundation in the fact that about two- 
thirds of the class were absent from the field — in 
other words, its plea rests on the weakness of its 
own class spirit. 

It is unnecessary to state that the Student 
Council does not wish to assume power over the 
students or to abuse the power it rightly has — 
nothing is farther from its intention. On the 
contrary, its members are glad to relieve them- 
selves of the many important questions which 
they are forced to decide. But as the governing 
body of the undergraduates it feels that it must 
express its regret that its acts should be set at 
naught through the lack of college and class spirit 
in the Class of 1915. 



Rev. Samuel Atkins Eliot, D.D., of Cambridge, 
Mass., President of the American Unitarian As- 
sociation, the first College preacher of the year, 
spoke at Sunday Chapel from the text, "The Lord 
hath need." He said in brief: 

"People who attend church hear a great deal 
about our need of God; it is the custom of relig- 
ious gatherings to emphasize this point. We can- 
not fail to realize that we have need of a power 
larger, greater, and more far-seeing than our- 
selves, but we should not forget that God has 
need of the man. 

"The responsibility for human progress rests 
upon human shoulders. God tells us what he 
wants us to do, points out the way, and gives us 
the power to carry out his instructions. He does 
not do the work himself ; that is our duty. 

"The best impulses of our lives come unsolicit- 
ed. It is from God that come our impulses for 

success in life, and a life of service and useful- 
ness. We alone cannot make those impulses 
good ; we must cooperate with God. He made us 
to be voluntary workers and sharers in his plan, 
and gave us moral freedom and the power to 
serve or rebel. The progress of the world de- 
pends upon our humble efforts. In self-respect, 
then, we can stand erect — erect for service as 
God demands. 

"You college men are facing the fact of a 
world's ignorance, and every one of you wants to 
be of service. In the battle in which you are to 
engage you should remember that it is not your 
fight but God's. Every single victory of human 
progress is just an onward step with God leading 
the procession. You should work with that sense 
of confederacy that you can rely on God's 
strength if he can rely on you." 

art !5uilOin0 J13otes 

Two gifts of unusual interest have been re- 
ceived from Dr. Carleton Sawyer of the Class of 
1881 of Foxboro, Mass. One of these is a library 
chair that belonged to Ex-President John Quincy 
Adams and was bought at his residence in 
Quincy, Mass., by Mr. Fred C. Clark, from whose 
possession it has passed to Dr. Sawyer. It is ex- 
hibited in the Bowdoin Gallery at the east side 
near the Stuart portraits of Presidents Jefferson 
and Madison. The other gift is that of a small 
Spanish cannon captured in the Philippines dur- 
ing the late Spanish-American War by Rear- 
Admiral Wilde, who gave it to Dr. Sawyer. The 
cannon was sent to the Far East by the Spaniards 
about 1530 according to Philippine authorities. 
It is placed in Memorial Hall, which also contains 
a fragment of the "Maine," a relic of the same 

fflJitfc r&e jFacuItp 

Through an oversight on the part of the editors 
the name of Professor Herbert C. Bell, Ph.D., 
did not appear in With the Faculty among those 
of the new members. Professor Bell becomes the 
Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of History and 
Political Science, succeeding Professor William 
E. Lunt who is now professor of English History 
at Cornell University. Professor Bell graduated 
from the University of Toronto in 1903 and re- 
ceived his Ph.D. degree from the University of 
Pennsylvania in 1909, — the subject of his thesis 
for the doctor's degree being "The American 
Revolution and the British West Indies." He 
also spent half a year at the University of Paris 
as well as a year and a half in England doing re- 



search work. He received the Alexander Mac- 
Kenzie Fellowship in History from the Univer- 
sity of Toronto, the Harrison Scholarship, the 
Harrison Fellowship, and the Harrison Research 
Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania. 
He is a member of Phi Eta fraternity (honor- 
ary), and of Zeta Psi. For the past three years 
he has taught Modern European and English 
History at the University of Wisconsin. 

Professor Lunt whose place Dr. Bell takes left 
a deep impress on the College during his year 
here. A Bowdoin man himself, he was not only 
an inspiring lecturer and a forceful, patient and 
vigorous teacher in his chosen field, but he iden- 
tified himself with the interests of the student 
body. It is to the Lunt plan that we owe our 
large entering class this fall. Both faculty and 
student bodies feel confident that with his en- 
ergy, vigorous intellect, industry and winning 
personality he will rapidly become one of the 
leaders in the profession. 

President Hyde represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Dr. Meiklejohn as president of 
Amherst College on October sixteenth. In his 
address President Hyde dealt with the problems 
which a college president must face. These prob- 
lems he considered under four main propositions : 
First, the alumni and friends of a college must be 
kept intelligently interested in the activities and 
needs of the college. Second, the income must be 
wisely distributed. This presents many difficul- 
ties, for every live department considers itself 
most important, and wants the largest share. 
"The third problem is to select a faculty effective 
as individuals in their departments and as a team 
for the joint enterprise." Fourth, the undergrad- 
uate life must be kept wholesome. Fraternities 
must be influenced by personal pressure in the 
right direction. "They can be made a mighty 
power for right living — but like fires, though 
splendid servants, are terrible masters." This 
last problem President Hyde considers the presi- 
dent's chief duty. 

A number of the Faculty expect to attend the 
Maine Teachers' Association annual meeting in 
Portland, this week. Pres. Hyde and Mr. Mc- 
Conaughy are on the list of speakers. All the 
other Maine Colleges will be represented at this 

A meeting of all the presidents of the various 
New England Colleges will be held here some- 
time in November. This is the first time this 
meeting has been held here for fifteen years. 

The Saturday Club of Brunswick has an- 
nounced their schedule of meetings for the com- 
ing year. The College has arranged to have two 
of them held in Memorial Hall, and all students 

will be admitted free. The meetings will be well 
worth attending. The first one comes Nov. 14, at 
8 p. m., and will be a concert by Parker's Boston 
Imperials, an octette consisting of four superb 
male voices, with a trio of flute, violin, and harp 
assisted by a prima donna soprano. The second 
meeting comes Nov. 18, at 8 p. m. This is an il- 
lustrated lecture on The Grand Canyon of Ari- 
zona, by Mr. Nat. M. Bridgham. 

Prof. K. C. M. Sills as chairman of the Bruns- 
wick Chapter of the Red Cross has appointed a 
committee to have charge of the active work for 
the prevention of the spread of tuberculosis in 
this town. Prof. Cram is chairman of the com- 

Prof. Files has been granted a leave of ab- 
sence which he will take in the spring. 

2Dn tbe Campus 

The Student Council at its meeting a week ago 
elected the two faculty members of the Board of 
Trustees of the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Profes- 
sor Mitchell was elected with a two-year term 
and Professor Ham with a one-year term of of- 
fice. The matters of a hockey team and a mid- 
winter preparatory school carnival in the new 
gymnasium were discussed but no definite action 
was taken on either. 

The deciding game in the Freshman-Sopho- 
more baseball series will be played tomorrow, 
weather permitting. 

Eighty-five Freshmen will be the proud but 
sleepy possessors of fraternity pins tomorrow 

Among the most interesting of the Saturday 
Club entertainments to be given this winter are 
the following: Nov. 26, Public Health, Our 
Greatest National Asset, Dr. Harvey W. Wiley;. 
Dec. 10, Ben Greet Players in She Stoops to Con- 

Professor Woodruff has been entertaining 
President Ferrin of Forest Grove Seminary for 
the last few days. 

Edward Snow '14 is principal of the Brunswick 
evening school and Francis McKenney '15, his- 
first assistant. 

Professor Hutchins received the news of the 
final games in the world series at the wireless sta- 
tion in the Science Building and his returns by 
innings were closely followed on the campus. 

The following took the Rhodes exams at Au- 
gusta last Tuesday: Harold C. Morse, Colby; 
Jesse S. Robinson, Alleghany College, Pa.; Earl 
Tuttle, Neal Tuttle, Alfred Gray, Bowdoin. 

Half hour service on the electrics to Lewistorc 
and Bath has been discontinued for the winter. 



Cars leave for Bath at twenty minutes past the 
hour; for Lewiston at twenty minutes of the 

The Boston Globe publishes a straw vote of the 
Faculty. The results of the poll are: Wilson 12, 
Taft 11, Roosevelt 6. "Teddy," however, is re- 
ported to have remarked that despite these ap- 
parently overwhelming odds, he will still stay in 
the contest. In 1908, 24 voted for Taft and one 
for Bryan. This year the Dean apparently has 
more company. 

A large number of the students and faculty at- 
tended the Maine Musical Festival in Portland. 
Among those noticed were Dean Sills, Professor 
Woodruff, Professor Ham, Professor Wass, Holt 
'13, Greene '13, Mitchell '14, Leigh "14, Gibson 
'14, Rowe '13, Burleigh '13, Foster '16. 

Howard Miller, Jr., '16 of Brooklyn, New 
York, left Friday for New York City, where he 
expects to enter Columbia University. 

The Brunswick and Topsham Water District 
has tried its hand at digging up the campus this 
week. Its employes have been installing hydrants 
in front of the Chapel and Massachusetts Hall. 

The two lower delegations at the Beta house 
defeated the two upper delegations at football 
last Friday by the score of 18 to o. 

Students occupying rooms facing the campus 
have found a uniform layer of ashes over their 
furniture this week. This has not been due to 
any volcanic action but to the fact that the cam- 
pus crew has been burning up stray leaves. 

Owing to the painful accident to one of the 
Freshmen using the shower-bath in North Win- 
throp, the Committee on Grounds and Buildings 
has ordered the doors on all old style showers to 
be changed to swing outward. It is hoped that 
this will- obviate the danger of being boiled alive 
which the user has heretofore run. 

A new chapter house has been opened for the 
Phi Chi medical fraternity. 

Cfje Li&rarp Cable 

During the past week the Library has procured 
some volumes which are especially deserving of 
space on the shelves. There are two volumes of 
"The History of Music" by Emil Naumann, trans- 
lated by F. Praeger and edited by the Rev. Sir F. 
Gore Ouseley, Bart., Mus. Doc. The musical de- 
partment is also supplied with the "Life of Mo- 
zart," in three volumes, by Otto John, translated 
from the German by Pauline D. Townsend. 
Then there are three volumes on "Johann Sebas- 
tian Bach" treating of his work and influence on 
the music of Germany, 1685-1750, by Philipp 
Spitta, translated from the German by Clara Bell 

and J. A. Fuller Maitland. 

Among the other noteworthy books is Vasco 
da Gama and His Successors by K. G. Jayne. 
Many contributions have been made to the works 
on English literature, including English Lyrical 
Poetry by Edward Bliss Reed, Ph.D., Masters of 
the English Novel by Richard Burton, History of 
English Literature by Andrew Lang, An Anthol- 
ogy of English Prose — 1330-1740, by Annie Bar- 
nett and Lucy Dale, and the Poetical Works of 
George Meredith, edited by G. M. Trevelyan. Of 
another nature is the book entitled Essays in Rad- 
ical Empiricism, which contains twelve of Profes- 
sor James' philosophical essays, and which is ed- 
ited by Professor Perry of Harvard. Then there 
is The Problem of Freedom by George Herbert 

Besides the foregoing there are many works on 
more everyday subjects. Edwin M. Bacon and 
Morrill Wyman have a book on Direct Elections 
and Law-Making by Popular Vote. 

Among the papers now contributing to our po- 
litical literature is the Saturday Evening Post, 
which in its issue of Oct. 19th presents an arti- 
cle by President Taft, entitled The Supreme Is- 

Especially interesting to college men is the 
latest edition of Baird's Manual of American Col- 
lege Fraternities. This book gives a descriptive 
analysis of the fraternity system in the colleges 
of the United States, with a detailed account of 
each fraternity, including the history, chapters, 
chapter houses, fraternity magazines, a descrip- 
tion of the badge, and a list of the prominent 
alumni of each fraternity. 


Tuesday, Oct. 22. — Fraternity Initiations. 
Wednesday, 23. — Adjourns. 

Thursday, 24. — 7 p. m. Student Meeting of the 
Y. M. C. A. 
8 p. m. Mandolin Club Trials. 
Friday, 25. — 7.30 p. m. College Hum. 
Saturday, 26. — 2.30 Bowdoin vs. Colby, Whit- 
tier Field. 
Monday, 28. — 7.30 Student Council Meeting. 

Sntercollegiate jQotes 

A canvass has been made by the Williams Rec- 
ord to ascertain the political bias of the faculty, 
and it is found that of the forty-seven men inter- 
viewed, twenty-five, including the president, pro- 
pose to vote for Wilson ; three will vote for Taft 
and three for Roosevelt. The remainder are un- 
decided, ineligible, or do not care to express their 


Chester C. Soule of Colby has been elected 
captain of the football team to replace Roy E. 
Good, who has gone to Harvard Dental College. 

alumni Department 

'40. — In the New York Herald recently ap- 
peared a short article on Rev. Edward Robie and 
his long pastorate at Greenland, N. H. Mr. Robie 
has been pastor of the Congregational Church of 
Greenland since Feb. 25, 1852, over sixty years 
ago. Mr. Robie is now the oldest alumnus of 
Bowdoin College, being over ninety-one years 
old. This venerable classmate of Elijah Kellogg 
holds another unique record; when the Youths' 
Companion was established in 1827, his father 
subscribed for it in Edward's name and he still 
reads it regularly each week. Probably no other 
publication can boast of a reader who has sub- 
scribed for it for eighty-five years. 

'63. — The following notice which recently ap- 
peared, not only imparts to us the pleasing infor- 
mation of an honor conferred on one of our older 
brothers, but it also shows the high esteem in 
which he is held : 

"I am asking permission to express for a large 
circle of friends, our gladness that a long de- 
ferred honor has now fallen upon the head of my 
dear old friend, Rev. Addison Blanchard, former- 
ly of Denver, Col., now busily employing himself 
under the pretence of retirement at Rogers, Ark. 
An orthodox man free from the wooden stupidi- 
ties of the lower orthodoxy, a stalwart worker, a 
modest student, a home missionary expert of half 
a century's experience, our regret is merely that 
his recognition came from another denomination 
whom he is serving unofficially and so late in the 
day. 'Doctor of Divinity,' — he is truly that." 
Birmingham, Ala. ' GEORGE EVANS. 

'72. — It is with a special regret peculiar to it- 
self that the Orient records the death of George 
Mason Whitaker of this class, for Mr. Whitaker 
was the planner and one of the principal found- 
ers of this paper. Mr. Whitaker was also promi- 
nent in other college activities, and his life has 
been a series of signal triumphs, each one being 
greater than the one preceding. 

George Mason Whitaker was born at South- 
bridge, Mass., the son of Thomas and Harriet 
(Mason) Whitaker, on July 30, 1851. He pre- 
pared for college at the Nichols Academy, Dud- 
ley, Mass., and entered Bowdoin in 1868. 

While in college, Mr. Whitaker became inter- 
ested in journalistic work. He became convinced 
that a college paper could live at Bowdoin and 
having the courage of his convictions, he with a 
few others started the Orient. Thus it is owing 

to his courage and hard work that we can point 
to our college paper as one of the first in the 
state. Mr. Whitaker won a mineralogy prize 
while in college and also had a Junior part in 
German. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

On leaving college, Mr. Whitaker followed his 
journalistic tendency still further by editing and 
later owning the Southbridge Journal. Still later 
he established the Temple Star, a Temple of 
Honor Journal. One of his best known papers 
was Our Grange Homes which he edited 188S- 
1889. His final journalistic enterprise was The 
New England Farmer, which is well known in 
all Maine households. 

Mr. Whitaker married Miss Allie E. Weld of 
Southbridge in 1872. 

In 1875 he received from this college the de- 
gree of Master of Arts, and later he received 
from Lincoln University, Tenn., the degree Sc.D. 

In 1899 Mr. Whitaker left the newspaper field 
to take up a position with the Massachusetts 
State Department of Agriculture to which he had 
been appointed. From 1903 until last December 
he was chief of the market milk bureau in the 
United States Department of Agriculture, spend- 
ing most of his time in Washington. During this 
time he was also the president of the Farmers' 
National Congress. 

Last December Mr. Whitaker left this work to 
become secretary of the National Dairy Union, 
taking up his headquarters at Fort Atkinson, 
vVisconsin. There he died on August 29th last. 

In the veins of this loyal alumnus was the blood 
of the pioneer. It led him, not into other parts 
of. the country as it did many of our alumni, but 
into hitherto unexplored fields of labor. This it 
was that made him a founder of the Bowdoin 
Orient, that made him the successful editor of 
the various rural journals, and that made him one 
of the first to take up dairy work from a scientific 
point of view. But great as was his success in 
these unusual lines of work, he leaves a greater 
claim for our admiration in the assistance he 
gave to other people. Whether as editor or farm- 
er he was constantly striving to better the condi- 
tions of those with whom he had chosen to cast 
his lot, thus carrying through life his conception, 
the true conception, of the Bowdoin Spirit. 

'05. — Arthur L. McCobb, who graduated in this 
class and who received an A.M. at Harvard in 
1910, has been appointed instructor in German at 
that university. 

'09.— Harold H. Burton, LL.B., (Harvard 
1912) who was married on the fifteenth of June 
to Miss Selma F. Smith of West Newton, Mass., 
is now practicing his profession at Cleveland, 
Ohio, with the firm of Gage, Wilbur & Wachner. 




NO. 15 


Last week a Freshman contributor handed in a 
doleful tale about how the Bowdoin team would 
limp on the field to attempt to stave off a terrible 
defeat from Colby. This week comes an article 
as optimistic as the wordiest prospectus of a gold 
mine promoter telling how easily Bates would be 
crushed. What's the use ! 

Bowdoin, Bates, Brunswick ! What more 
needs be said? If you wish to know what lies be- 
hind those three words, what history they are an 
index of, glance at the appended list. If you 
wish a more colorful account of what might be 
expected Saturday ask anyone in Brunswick from 
the "kid" of ten who watches from the neighbor- 
ing Pines to the oldest inhabitant who "hasn't 
missed seein' the boys play for twenty years." 

You can never tell what will happen. Bates 
will be there with a fighting, aggressive team and 
loyal supporters by the hundreds. And Bowdoin 
will be there fighting every inch of the way from 
whistle to whistle, with just a little more "pep" 
and a little more strength, we hope and believe, 
than the Bates team. And Bowdoin will be 
cheered on through that sixty minutes of play by 
the whole student body doing all they can from 
the grandstands to help on those lads with the 
white-striped stockings. 

Bowdoin — Bates — Brunswick — BOOST ! 

1889 — Bowdoin, 62; Bates, o. 

1893 Bowdoin, 54; Bates, o. 

1894 — Bowdoin, 26 ; Bates, o. 

1895 — Bowdoin, 22 ; Bates, 6. 

1896 — Bowdoin, 22 ; Bates, o. 

1897 — Bates, 10; Bowdoin, 6. 

1898 — Bates, 6; Bowdoin, o. 

1899 — Bowdoin, 16; Bates, '6. 

1901 — Bates, ii; Bowdoin, 0. 

1902 — Bates, 16; Bowdoin, 0. 

1903 — Bowdoin, 11; Bates, 5. 

1903 — Bowdoin, 11; Bates, 5. 

1904 — Bowdoin, 12; Bates, 6. 

1905 — Bowdoin, 6; Bates, o. 

1906 — Bates, 6; Bowdoin, 0. 

1907 — Bowdoin, 6; Bates, 5. 

1908 — Bates, 5 ; Bowdoin, o. 

1909— Bowdoin, 6; Bates, 0. 

1910 — Bowdoin, 6; Bates, 6. 

191 1 — Bowdoin, 11; Bates, 0. 

Summary: — Won by Bowdoin, 13; won by 
Bates, 6, tied, 1. Bowdoin' s total points, 277; 
Bates' total points, 92. 

BOWDOIN, 10: COLBY, 20— OCT. 26 

Lowney, Fraser, and nine other football men 
came down from Colby Saturday and beat Bow- 
doin in the first Maine championship game of the 
season. The result of the game was due to the 
splendid runs by Lowney and Fraser, and the 
poor secondary defense of Bowdoin. At times 
it seemed impossible to stop the speedy Colby 
backs as they tore around the .ends for long- 

Bowdoin's weakness this season has been in 
her ends and secondary defense. The ends have 
either failed to smash up the interference, or the 
backs have fallen short in their tackles. It is 
difficult to place the blame on any one man, but 
the trouble is there and must be remedied. 

But for all the faults to be found and criticisms 
to be made, Bowdoin played a fighting game ; 
every man doing his best. The line played as one 
man, and with a snap that easily outclassed Colby. 
Douglas showed himself to be one of the grittiest 
players that ever went into a game. He played 
himself off his feet in the first period, but pluckily 
refused to come out. He was Bowdoin's center 
and the star of her line while he lasted. He came 
out only after he was unable to stand from com- 
plete physical exhaustion. Leadbetter played a 
wonderful game at right tackle. He piled up the 
plays sent at his side of the line and opened wide 
holes for the Bowdoin backs. He also fought to 
the limit of his endurance, and was carried from 
the field in the fourth period. What is said of 
one lineman can be said of them all. They played 
a terrific game and deserve little criticism. 
Crosby played a fine game at quarter, making 
several good gains himself and showed good 
judgment in picking the weak spots in the Colby 
line. One of the coolest players in the back field 
was LaCasce. He kicked a perfect goal from 
field in the second period, making the first score 
of the game. "Bob" Weatherill was Bowdoin's 
star, both in rushing the ball and in defense. His 
run of 48 yards in the first period brought the 


ball within striking distance of Colby's goal posts. 
Bowdoin's longest gains were made by ''Bob," 
and it was he that carried the ball over the line 
for the one touchdown that Bowdoin made. 

Foster, the Freshman halfback, in the short 
time he was in the game, showed remarkable abil- 
ity in hitting the line. It was his gains that 
brought the ball within scoring distance of Colby 
in the last quarter. 

Colby was penalized 1 1 times for a total of 115 
yards, a fact which marred the game greatly 
from a spectator's point of view, but was, of 
course, necessary. Bowdoin tried the forward 
pass three times. Two were unsuccessful, and on 
the third Colby was penalized 15 yards. Colby 
did not try a forward pass. 

No praise can be too high for Lowney and Fra- 
ser. They earned every inch of ground that they 
made, and it is those two men that Colby can 
thank for her victory. 

Bowdoin played the best game that they have 
this season. Laok of teamwork, their fault of the 
first of the season, was certainly not in evidence 
Saturday. They fought a great game, and al- 
though they lost, a game to be proud of. 


Stanwood kicked off for Colby to LaCasce on 
the 15 yard line, who ran the ball back 10 yards. 
On the second down a fumble gave the ball to 
Colby, Fraser recovering it. Fraser made 7 
yards through left tackle and Lowney followed 
with three more ; but Colby was penalized 5 yards 
because Daicey was off side. Weatherill and 
Wood got the next two men for no gains. Colby 
was forced to punt, Stuart running the ball back 
to the 20 yard line. Faulkner made 4 yards on a 
fake kick and Stuart followed with 5 more. La- 
Casce took the ball next and made Bowdoin's 
first down by a matter of inches. On the next 
play, Colby was penalized for being off side. 
Weatherill made first down around left end; 
Faulkner, Wood and Page were then downed 
without any substantial gains. Faukner punted 
45 yards to Lowney, who ran back ten, being 
tackled by Douglas. Fraser made 4 yards and 
then 7 more through the line, finally being stopped 
by Douglas. The Bowdoin center was hurt on 
this play but gamely refused to leave the field. 
Taylor made 5 yards through center but Lowney 
lost three on a fake kick. Fraser punted to 
Weatherill on the 20 yard line, the tackle being 
made by Crossman. On the next play Crossman 
nailed Faulkner for a 6 yard loss, but Weatherill 
brought the rooters to their feet by breaking 
through the line for a 45 yard gain. He was 
finally downed by Crossman. LaCasce made a 

yard at right end and Colby was penalized for off ' 
side playing. Faulkner made three and a half at 
right end, gaining first down. The quarter ended 
with the ball in Bowdoin's possession on Colby's 
32 yard line. 


The first two downs resulted in a 6 yard gain 
and then LaCasce kicked a pretty goal from the 
25 yard line. Score : Bowdoin, 3 ; Colby, o. 

Stanwood kicked off to LaCasce who returned 
the ball to the 25 yard line. Weatherill made 8 
yards through left tackle ; then Murchie replaced 
Ladd. Weatherill made 5 yards through center 
and Colby was penalized for sitting on his head. 
The next four plays were disastrous for Bow- 
doin. Faulkner lost 3 yards on a fake kick and 
Wood two more on a tackle around play. Pratt 
was caught holding and Bowdoin received its 
only penalty of 15 yards. Soule of Colby was 
hurt and Robbins took his place. Faulkner 
punted to Lowney, the kick going low. The Colby 
half back caught the ball on his own 40 yard line 
and dodging all tacklers ran the ball through the 
entire Bowdoin team 60 yards for a touchdown. 
Fraser kicked the goal. Bowdoin, 3 ; Colby, 7. 

Bowdoin kicked off to Ladd on the 35 yard 
line, the Colby man being downed in his tracks. 
A fumble lost 5 yards for Colby. Fitzgerald went 
in for Faulkner at this point. Two more rushes 
were stopped by the Bowdoin line, and Fraser 
punted to Weatherill on Bowdoin's 40 yard line. 
Fitzgerald was downed for no gain, but Colby 
was again penalized for off side play. Weatherill 
made 8 yards around left end, and Fitzgerald 
made it a first down. Another 8 yard gain was 
followed by an incompleted forward pass to 
Bowdoin's left end. Beal then tried a run around 
right end but was downed for an 8 yard loss. 
Another incompleted forward pass gave the ball 
to Colby near the center of the field as time was 
called for the first half. Bowdoin, 3; Colby, 7. 


The original lineup started the second half. 
LaCasce kicked to Daicey who carried the ball 
back 15 yards from the 10 yard line. After three 
downs, Fraser got away for a 55 yard run for a 
touchdown. Fraser then failed to kick the goal. 
Bowdoin, 3; Colby, 13. 

Leadbetter punted to Lowney on the 43 yard 
line and shortly after that Colby was penalized 
for holding. Ayer of Colby attempted a field 
goal but failed because the ball hit the cross bar. 
Pike replaced Douglas. After three downs, 
Stuart punted 35 yards to Ayer, who carried the 
ball back only 5 yards. L. Brown replaced Beal 
at left end. Taylor went through the line for 6 



yards ; then Dole tackled Fraser for a loss. At 
this point Lowney got away with an end run for 
the third touchdown. Fraser kicked out and 
kicked the goal. Bowdoin, 3 ; Colby, 20. 

Stanwood kicked to Weatherill, who returned 
the ball to the 40 yard line. The period ended 
with Bowdoin in possession of the ball in the cen- 
ter of the field. 


Crosby replaced Stuart and Moulton replaced 
Lewis. Weatherill pushed the ball over for a 
first down on the opening rush. Wood made two 
yards around right end when a fumble gave the 
"ball to Colby. Foster replayed Faulkner. Low- 
ney failed to gain and Colby was penalized 15 
yards for holding. Colby was obliged to punt to 
Crosby. Bowdoin could make only two yards and 
laCssce kicked to Ayer on the 25 yard line. Fra- 
ser made 5 yards through center but Colby was 
penalized 15 yards for holding, the ball being 
placed on the 10 yard line. Stanwood punted to 
Weatherill, who returned the ball 5 yards and 
then made 5 more. Foster made 4 and LaCasce 
made first down. J. Brown replaced LaCasce. 
Colby was penalized 5 yards for holding. Foster 
•made the distance in three downs. Crosby lost a 
yard, Foster made 4 yards, and then Weatherill 
•carried the ball 6 yards for a touchdown. Wood 
kicked the goal. Bowdoin, 10; Colby, 20. 

During the remainder of the period, the ball 
see-sawed back and forth near the center of the 

The line-up : 

Beal, L. Brown, le re, Stanwood 

P. Wood, It rt, Daicey, Fraser 

"Pratt, lg 

rg, Kolseth, Prendergast, Thompson, Dresser 

Douglas, Pike, Barry, c c, Bowler 

Lewis, Moulton, rg lg, Soule, Robbins, Hunt 

Xeadbetter, Hall, rt 

It, Ladd, Murchie, Keppel, I. Merrill 
Page, Dole, H. Wood, re 

le, Crossman, Royal, Hunt, Yeaton 

Stuart, Crosby, qb qb, Ayer 

LaCasce, J. Brown, lhb rhb, Lowney, Coldthwart 
Faulkner. Fitzgerald, Foster, rhb 

lhb, Fraser, N. Merrill 
Weatherill, f b fb, Taylor, Reed, Pratt 

Score, Colby, 20; Bowdoin, 10. Touchdowns, 
Fraser, Lowney, Weatherill. Goals from touch- 
downs, Fraser 2, P. Wood. Goal from drop kick. 
LaCasce. Referee, Ernest G. Hapgood of 
Brown. Umpire, Nathan Tufts of Brown. Head 
Linesman, T. H. Kelley of Portland. Assistant 
Linesmen, Rex Block of Colby, "Buster" Crosby 
■of Bowdoin. Time, four 15 minute periods. 


The 'varsity cross-country trials were held last 
Thursday afternoon. Although the course was 
rain-soaked, Hall and Tarbox, the two first men, 
seemed fresh when they finished. The surprise 
of the afternoon was Bacon '15 who showed good 
ability to sprint. Marshall '16 also showed great 
form and speed. The winning men finished in the 
following order: Hall '13, Tarbox '14, Haskell 
'13, Bacon '15, Marshall '16, Norton '13. T. 
Emery did not run on account of a bad leg, but he 
makes a place on the team. There may be some 
changes in the team after the Freshman-Sopho- 
more race. 

The race was held over a four and one-half 
mile course. Hall's time was 28 minutes, 5 sec- 
onds, and was very good considering the condi- 
tion of the course. 

Seven men will run in the all-Maine cross- 
country race at 10 A. m. Nov. 2nd in Lewiston. 
On Nov. 9, a five-men team will race the Univer- 
sity of Vermont. 


The Freshman-Sophomore cross-country trials 
were held Monday, Oct. 21, over the Mere Brook 
course. Marshall '16 showed great speed and 
was the first Freshman to finish. The men were 
picked in the order in which they finished and the 
two teams are as follows : Freshman — Marshall, 
Boardman, Irving, Hale, Hargraves, and Winter. 
Sophomore — McWilliams, Bacon, Porritt, Coxe, 
McKenney, and Roberts. 


The Democratic Club, realizing that the fifth 
of November is fast approaching, has begun ac- 
tive operations. As a result, this organization 
has obtained the services of Senator Johnson, 
who will give an address here next Thursday. 
The club has also started a canvass of the voters 
of the college with the view to finding out how 
the sentiment has changed since the straw vote 
taken last spring. 

The Republican Club has had its troubles owing 
to the fact that several of its members have 
joined the Bull Moose movement during the sum- 
mer. Consequently, the club at present appears 
to be a dead issue. There has not been estab- 
lished any Progressive organization as yet, but 
the number of Bull Moose buttons seems to war- 
rant the immediate start of such a club. The 
Taft men are meditating upon the question but 
to date they have organized no Taft-or-die group 
of voters. 

In the meantime, the address by Senator John- 
son will give the Democratic Club first advantage. 




Published eyerv Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 

L. E. Jones, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

W. R. Spinney, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at PosrOFFice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. OCTOBER 29, 1912 No. 15 

The team did not win the first 
Aftermath game of the championship se- 

ries. But the College is 
proud of the spirit shown by the team on the 
field, and is confident that that spirit cannot fail 
to bring victory in the games to come. The men 
played as hard and as well as they knew how ; and 
they played cleanly, as the fact that there was but 
one penalty testifies. There was fighting spirit in 
the grandstand too. But the cheers must be kept 
up continuously as well as given with lots of gin- 
ger. The fighting spirit must be manifested all 
the time. The closeness of the struggle between 
Maine and Bates last Saturday shows that the 
game this week will be a hard one ; and for this 
reason even more enthusiasm, continued enthus- 
iasm, is needed on the sidelines. The Maine 
championship is not lost because of the defeat 
last Saturday. The fighting spirit may yet win 
out for Bowdoin. 

Every undergraduate has a double duty to per- 
form next Saturday. The first is to be at the 

Bates field in the morning to cheer on the cross- 
country team as it goes into the race with the 
other three colleges ; the second is to put such vim 
into the rooting at Whittier Field that the com- 
bined fighting spirit of college and team shall as- 
sure a victory. 

A glance at the Calendar for 
More System Needed this week published elsewhere 

in the Orient reveals a com- 
mon problem for the undergraduate. On Thurs- 
day evening at 8 p. m. there will be a Democratic 
rally, a Y.M.C.A. cabinet meeting, a Mandolin 
Club rehearsal and a meeting of the Board of 
Managers. What is the need of this annoying 
conflict of dates? It has been the effort of the 
Board for some time to have the managers of the 
various college organizations make use of the 
Calendar in making their dates. Fred Wish in 
South Maine Hall, telephone 55, has charge of 
the Calendar and will be very glad to inform any- 
one desiring to determine a time for a meeting as 
to the scheduled events for any evening from 
now until Christmas. If we must have so many 
meetings, so many outside activities, let's have 
some system to their organization and coordina- 

A striking instance of celer- 
Alumni Loyalty ity in meeting the needs of 

the football team was given 
by the alumni present at the recent game with 
Tufts. The team was not going to victory that 
day, but the unusually large number of Bowdoin 
rooters on the sidelines cheered it as loyally as 
they would a winning team. And when it was 
noticed that the players were in need of blankets,. 
a subscription was immediately collected to pro- 
vide this necessary part of the equipment. Many 
times the alumni have given promptly and gener- 
ously in response to an appeal from the College, 
but seldom has there been an occasion when the 
actual gift of money has followed so speedily 
upon the recognition of the need. 


For the first time in twelve years the Freshmen 
won the series of baseball games with the Sopho- 
mores, by taking the third game last Wednesday 
afternoon to the score of 12 to 2. The first game 
went to the upper classmen with a score of 14 to 
2; the second contest to the Freshmen with a 
score of 12 to 1. 

The winners cinched the game in the first in- 
ning. Grierson, the Sophomore pitcher passed 
five men in this session. His wildness. coupled 


I2 5 

with timely sacrifice hits by his opponents, gave 
the Freshmen seven runs at the end of their half 
of the inning. From that time until the end of 
the eighth, when the game was called on account 
of darkness, 1916 gathered five more runs. The 
Sophomores played as individuals and not as a 
team. Kuhn played a good game for them after 
the early innings. The feature of the game was 
the batting of McElwee, who secured a three- 
bagger and a home run and sent in five of the 
twelve scores for his team. 
The score : 


ab r bh tb po a e 

Woodman, cf 2 1 o o 1 

Rawson, cf 2000000 

Larrabee, ss 2 1000 10 

Kelley, ss 2 2 1 1 1 2 

Glidden, If 231 1 100 

McElwee, 3b 3327230 

Knight, rf 4 o o o 1 1 1 

Boutwell, c 3 1 1 i 11 1 1 

Churchill, lb 1 o o o o o o 

Olsen, lb 2000710 

Parsons, 2b 3 o o o 1 o 

Yenetchi, 2b 1 0000 1 o 

Fraser, p 4 1 I 1 

31 12 6 11 24 12 2 


ab r bh tb po a e 
Kuhn, c 4000811 

Allen, cf 3000100 

Keegan, 2b 4 o o 1 10 
Eaton, ib 2 1 1 1 7 o 

Mannix, SS2000010 
Demmons, ss I 00002 I 
Somers, 3b, ss 1 1 1 2 1 1 o 
McKenney, If 3 1 I 1 o 

Rogers, rf, 3b 3 o I I I I 

Grierson, p 3 o 1 1 1 1 o 

26 2 5 6 21 9 2 
Two base hit, Somers; three base hit, McEl- 
wee ; home run, McElwee ; stolen bases, Wood- 
man, Glidden, Kelley 4, Rogers, Fraser, Bout- 
well ; base on balls, by Grierson 6, by Fraser 3 ; 
struck out, by Grierson 7, by Fraser 9; hits, off 
Grierson 6, off Fraser 3 ; double play, Olsen to 
Kelley. Umpire, Tilton. 

W. Woodman '88, Prof. W. A. Moody '82, W. P. 
F. Robie '89, John A. Waterman '84, Prof. M. P. 
Cram '04, G. C. Purington '04, P. Kimball '07, A. 
L. Robinson "08, H. L. Robinson '11, A. L. Grant 
'11, C. Boynton '12. 

Psi Upsilon : — A. N. Linscott -'62, J. E. Moore 
'65, C. T. Hawes '76, C. H. Gilman '82, C. E. Say- 
ward '84, E. W. Freeman '85, G. T. Files '89, F. 
W. Freeman '89. C. S. Rich '92, J. W. Whitney 
'00, A. B. Wood 'oc, G. E. Fogg '02, F. P. Stud- 
ley '09, O. T. Sanborn '11. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon : — W. S. Thompson '75, 
H. C. Baxter 78, H. P. Winslow '06, K. C. M. 
Sills '01, J. L. Crosby '10. C. H. Stevens, E. R. 
Bowker, Colby '13. 

Zeta Psi: — Prof. H. Johnson '74, E. S. An- 
thoine '02, L. A. Cousins '02, J. A. Clark '05, M. 
C. Webber '07, H. E. Locke '12, H. P. Vannah 
'12, M. T. Hill, Colby '12, F. G. Davis, Colby '13. 
Hiram Ricker. Jr., Colby '15. 

Theta Delta ' Chi :— E. F. Abbott '03, E. D. 
Greenleaf, Brown '04, Luther Dana '03, C. C. Ab- 
bott '12, R. R. Lane, Dartmouth '07, Prof. W. B. 
Mitchell '90, J. B. Reed '83, A. W. Meserve '88, 
W. Brown '14, J. B. Lappin '14, H. P. Marston 

Delta Upsilon :— C. E. Merritt '94, F. Marshall 
'03, H. Webber '03, E. Beane '04, Chas. Cunning- 
ham '06, E. Richardson '09, W. E. Atwood '10, 
L. MacFarland '11. Prof. W. H. Davis, I. L. 
Cleaveland, Colby '13. 

Kappa Sigma : — J. E. Hicks '95, R. W. Smith 
'97, B. M. Clough '00, E. Otis '07, R. H. Hoit '12, 
A. D. Weston '12, Geo. Dillingham, U. of Maine, 
H. M. Twomey, N. H. State, H. G. Steele, Dart- 
mouth, F. S. Wells. Vermont, W. A. Little, Mass. 
Agr. Coll. 

Beta Theta Pi:—H. D. Evans '01, G. R. Gard- 
ner '01, R. C. Bisbee '03, E. C. Pope '07, W. E. 
Roberts '07, N. S. Weston '08, D. F. Koughan 
'09, A. S. Pope '10, S. S. Webster '10, M. G. L. 
Bailey '11, W. N. Emerson '11, G. H. Macomber 
'11, G. C. Kern '12, G. H. Nichols '12, A. H. Par- 
cher '12, G. S. Ellis, -Brown '94, H. P. Belden, 
Amherst '13, M. C. Bird, Maine '13, I. O. Stone, 
Maine '14, A. J. Barlow, Boston University '15, 
and J. L. McConaughy, Yale '09. 


Among the guests present at the initiation cere- 
monies of the different fraternities were the fol- 
lowing : 

Alpha Delta Phi: — Edward Stanwood '61, W. 


We welcome Mr. P. K. Holmes as the new 
gymnasium instructor this year. Mr. Holmes is a 
graduate of the Springfield Training School, the 
great Y.M.C.A. college, and also has an A.M. 
degree from Clark University. He comes here 
highly recommenderl by Dr. J. H. McCurdy of 
the Springfield School. 



Mr. Holmes will have charge of the work on 
the horizontal and parallel bars, rings, horse, and 
other branches of heavy gymnastics. These 
branches of work were formerly very popular 
here at Bowdoin, but of late years have hardly 
been taught at all. But the new instructor, to- 
gether with the new gym and installation of new 
apparatus should make this work very interesting. 

Mr. Holmes will also be a student at the Medi- 
cal School, and since he played four years on his 
football team at college, he will be ineligible to 
play here. He has brought Mrs. Holmes with 
him to Brunswick, and both express themselves 
as very much pleased with the town and College. 
The College extends its heartiest greetings to him 
and sincerely hopes that he will meet with all 
kinds of success here. 


Last Friday evening the first big football rally 
was held in Memorial Hall. Paul White started 
things going by calling upon the 200 or more fel- 
lows present for a round of Bowdoin cheers and 
the way they responded showed that the old-time 
Bowdoin spirit was very much in evidence. Ced- 
ric Crowell then called on Jim McConaughy, Pro- 
fessor Nixon and Mountfort, who ' could see 
nothing but a victory for the White. But it was 
Coach Bergin's speech that brought the enthus- 
iasm to the climax. Speaking with great earnest- 
ness he declared that he had not eleven men going 
on the field Saturday but a real team that would 
fight cleanly for Bowdoin every minute of the 


About seventy-five students attended the Stu- 
dent Meeting in the Y.M.C.A. room Thursday 
night. Cedric R. Crowell presided, and first in- 
troduced Laurence A. Crosby, who spoke on 
"College Property." He mentioned Bowdoin's 
fine buildings and beautiful campus, and asked 
the fellows to treat them properly because, first 
of all, they are the result 'of years of toil and 
sacrifice on the part of the alumni and friends of 
the college, and, furthermore, because the stu- 
dents cannot expect to have better buildings un- 
less they take good care of those they already 

Leon E. Jones then outlined briefly the work in 
the new gymnasium for the year. He showed 
the important part the gymnasium will play in 
developing better athletic teams, and pointed out 
the opportunities for physical betterment which 
it would give the individual students. He said 
that the gymnasium became a reality because of 

the liberality and earnest endeavors of the college 
men of last year, the alumni, and, last but not 
least, Dr. F. N. Whittier ; and that all they ex- 
pected in return was that the student should use 
it to the best advantage. 

Captain C. B. Haskell of the track team then 
spoke briefly on "Team Support." He said that 
last year's athletic teams failed because a great 
part of the material available for them did not 
come out, and urged every man in college who is 
physically able to try to make at least one of the 
college teams. He also laid particular stress upon 
the attendance of the student body at games. 

Paul H. Douglas, the last speaker, showed 
the evils of the honors system now in vogue at 
Bowdoin and the majority of colleges whereby a 
very small percentage of the men in each class 
monopolize the student activities much to their 
own detriment and to that of the rest of the class. 
As a remedy for this condition of affairs he advo- 
cated the point system which has been given a 
thorough trial and is now in successful use at 
Brown, Colgate, Rutgers, Wesleyan, and several 
other colleges. By this system each student ac- 
tivity is rated at a certain number of points, and 
a limit is set, which no student is allowed to ex- 
ceed. Douglas closed by assuring the fellows 
that the Student Council would thresh the mat- 
ter out thoroughly, and adopt the plan that 
seemed best for the College. 


At Sunday Chapel, President Hyde said that he 
had recently heard undergraduates spoken of as 
an irresponsible lot, who chose their courses ac- 
cording to fancy and ease, but that here at least 
he thought they were thoughtful in choosing 
courses and diligent in the prosecution of them. 
The honest choice of subjects is better than pre- 
scription. President Hadley pointed out at the 
convention in Portland that the principle of 
choice or the principle of prescription should not 
be fancy, ease, or vocational profit, but citizen- 
ship, not in the narrow political sense, but in the 
broad social sense. This consists not only of liv- 
ing in and supporting our institutions, but having 
a hand in them and being so trained for leader- 
ship that we can preserve their worth. This we 
all agree to whether we believe in election or pre- 
scription. Real religion consists in going out into 
the world and making things better for our pres- 
ence; secular efficiency is the real test. He lik- 
ened the part of the church to that of the cheer- 
ing section in a game, saying that it is not of ulti- 
mate final value, but is indispensable for keeping 
up the spirit of devotion on which citizenship in 
a broad sense depends. 




Tuesday, Oct. 29th. — 7 p. m. Informal discussion 
of the political situation at the meeting of 
English VI in the Debating Room in Hub- 
bard Hall. 

Thursday, 31st.— 7 p. m. Alfred O. Booth ad- 
dresses the Y.M.C.A. on "A Problem of 

8 p. m. Y.M.C.A. Cabinet meets at D.K.E. 

8 p. m. Sen. Charles F. Johnson discusses 
political issues in Memorial Hall under aus- 
pices of Bowdoin Democratic Club. 
8 p. m. Meeting of the Board of Managers. 
8 p. m. Mandolin Club rehearsal. 

Friday, Nov. 1st. — 7.30. Rally in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, 2nd. — 10 a. m. M.I.A.A. Cross-Coun- 
try Meet at Lewiston. 

2.30 p. m. Bates vs. Bowdoin, Whittier 

8 p. m. Informal dance at the Delta Upsilon 

Monday, 4th. — Freshman Warnings appear. 
7.30. Student Council Meeting. 

Tuesday, 5th.— Election Day. 


The Medical School opened its ninety-third 
year of instruction last Monday with an entering 
class smaller than usual because of the new en- 
trance requirement of at least one year's work in 
an approved college. This extra requirement is 
in accord with a general movement to broaden 
the work of the school. The following men have 
registered thus far in the entering class : 

N. S. Kupelian, A.B., Turkey ; George O. Cum- 
■mings, Ferris W. Ferris, and Bryant E. Moul- 
ton, Portland; Percy K. Holmes, East Strouds- 
Tnirg, Penn. ; Alexander E. Chandler and Monroe 
G. Chandler, New York City; Robert W. Bel- 
knap, Damariscotta ; Alfred L. Maclntire, Bidde- 
ford; Alton L. Grant, A.B., Lewiston; Raymond 
W. Clark, Franklin; and Clyde E. Richardson, 

The Edward Mason Dispensary at Portland, 
which will be ready for occupation this fall, is an 
important addition to the school, and will furnish 
an abundance of clinical work. The following 
-men have been added to the faculty : 

William Herbert Bradford, A.M., M.D., Pro- 
fessor of Clinical Surgery; Henry William Mil- 
ler, M.D., Lecturer in Mental Diseases; Henry 
Da'renydd Evans, A.M., Lecturer in Public Hy- 
giene ; Henry Marshal Swift, A.B., M.D., Lectur- 
er in Neurology ; Manton Copeland, S.M., Ph.D., 
Lecturer in Embryology and Histology; Walter 

Darwin Williamson, M.D., Instructor in Clinical 
Surgery; Charles Milton Leighton, A.B., M.D., 
Instructor in Clinical Surgery; Alfred Otto 
Gross, Ph.D., Instructor in Histology and Em- 

Dn tbe Campus 

Seats on sale for Bates game today, 2.00- 
4.30 P. M., Memorial Hall. Bring your 
A. S. B. C. Coupons. 

Fourteen members of the Faculty attended the 
meetings of the Maine Teachers' Association in 
Portland Friday: President Hyde, Professors 
Woodruff, Moody, Files, Mitchell, Ham, Sills, 
Cram, Nixon, W. H. Davis, Hormell, Mr. Mc- 
Conaughy, Mr. J. H. Davis, and Dr. Gross. Pres- 
ident Hyde was chairman of the College Group; 
Professor Sills addressed the English Depart- 
ment, Professor Ham, the Modern Language De- 
partment, Professor Woodruff, the Classics De- 
partment, and Mr. McConaughy, the College 

"For Bowdoin was old Bowdoin when there 
wasn't any Bates, as we go marching on." All out 

At a meeting last Saturday evening the Ath- 
letic Council nominated Koughan ' 15 and Prescott 
'15. for assistant manager of the track team and 
Hyler was named as alternate. 

There has recently been organized in connec- 
tion with the First Parish Church a Young Peo- 
ple's Society which meets each Sunday evening at 
7:15. Dr. Loomis is president of this society, Mr. 
Alvord is a member of the Program Committee, 
MacCormick '15 is chairman of the Membership 
Committee, and Churchill '16 is on the Entertain- 
ment Committee. 

In the Tennis Tournament Card '15 beat Nixon 
'13 and Eaton '15 beat Gardner '13. 

An example of college spirit which should live 
long in the minds of Bowdoin men was shown by 
Bob Lawlis '11 and Harry Woodward '10 at the 
recent game with Tufts. These two fellows, see- 
ing the Bowdoin team unprotected from the rain, 
took up a collection among the alumni present for 
the purchase of blankets. The amount subscribed 
will enable the entire team to be provided. 

A rehearsal of the Mandolin Club was held last 
Thursday evening with fifteen men present. It is 
reported that much excellent material is in sight 
and the prospects for a good club this year are 
very favorable. 

Mr. Alfred O. Booth, secretary of the local 
Y.M.C.A. at Portsmouth, N. H., will speak at the 
next Thursday meeting. The subject, "A Mys- 



tery and a Problem," promises to be very inter- 

The Freshman religious committee, made up of 
representatives from the Freshmen in the frater- 
nities and Bowdoin Club, will meet sometime next 
week instead of this evening. 


Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon 

Oct. 17, 1912. 
The Kappa Chapter is called upon to record 
with regret the death on August 2nd of another 
of its alumni, Henry Russell Bradley, of the Class 
of 1884. Therefore be it 

Resolved. That we express our deep sorrow at 
his death and extend our sincere sympathy to 
those bound closer to him by ties of friendship 
and family. 


For the Chapter. 
Hall of Theta of Delta Kappa Epsilon 
October 17, 1912. 
In the death of James Wallace MacDonald of 
the Class of 1867 which occurred Augusts, !9 12 , 
the Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon lost 
one of its older brothers. He was long a loyal 
supporter of the fraternity. In the field he chose 
for his life's work — that of education — he gained 
an enviable reputation. 

To his wife the Chapter extends its heartfelt 
sympathy and with her mourns his loss. 


For the Chapter. 

alumni Department 

'42. — It is now the sad duty of the Orient to 
record the death of Henry Hill Boody, that loyal 
and well known alumnus, who at the time of his 
death was next to the oldest graduate of Bowdoin 
in respect to graduation and who was the oldest 
in respect to age, being nearly ninety-six years 
old. Mr. Boody was well known in Brunswick, 
having attended the Commencements for many 
years. He died in this town on September nth. 

Henry Hill Boody was born in Jackson in No- 
vember, 1816. He entered Bowdoin in 1838, 
graduating at the age of twenty-six. His high 
scholarship and his maturity justified his ap- 
pointment at the Commencement at which he 
graduated, to a tutorship, this being the first and 
only instance of this in the early history of the 
college. In 1845 he was elected to the Chair of 
Rhetoric and Oratory in this college and held this 

position for nine years. 

At this point he entered upon a political career 
which was brilliant and productive . He was a 
member of the State Senate for one year and im- 
mediately after, was sent to the State House of 
Representatives. While there he was very active 
in the debates. He was influential in passing an 
act which, for the first time, involved the question 
of whether the State legislature has the right to 
control corporations when public convenience re- 
quires such control. Soon after this he left the 
political field although only his consent would 
have been necessary to give him the nomination 
for the House of Representatives. 

Perhaps the most noted feature of his political 
life was that Mr. Boody was one of the prime 
movers in the formation of the Republican party 
in this State. In the spring of 1854 he spent some 
time in Washington and during that period he be- 
came very much disgusted with the two old par- 
ties, the Whigs and the Democrats. As a result 
when he came home, he introduced Samuel Fes- 
senden and a few other prominent politicians in 
the new party and under his leadership they built 
up a Maine branch of that organization. 

Mr. Boody was also noted for his railroad ac- 
tivities. In addition to many other enterprises, 
he was concerned in many land and financial 
transactions in Hudson, Wisconsin, for several 
years. He was the originator of the plan by 
which the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad 
was formed, for after another smaller road had 
been declared bankrupt and the stockholders 
sought some way out of the difficulties, he sug- 
gested the solution which has resulted in the 
building up of this enormous system. It was also 
in his office that the first subscription for stock 
of the Union Pacific was made. 

The later part of his life Mr. Boody spent in 
the banking business, being connected for over 
thirty years with the firm of Boody, McLellan Co. 
of New York. 

In 1845 ne married Charlotte M., the daughter 
of the late Prof. Newman, and for thirty-one 
years until death took her from him theirs was a 
most happy home. This union resulted in a son 
and a daughter, both of whom the father out- 

From 1864 until 1871, Mr. Boody was a trustee 
of this college. 

Thus has passed away one of the oldest of our 
big family of brothers, one who through obtain- 
ing a high place in the world, not only brought 
honor on his Alma Mater, but also aided his fel- 
low man by bringing the East nearer the West, 
and advanced those interests which today help, 
to make possible our lives of ease and comfort. 




NO. 16 


Student Body Excursion to Orono Satur- 
day. Special round trip rate $2.00. Leaves 
Brunswick 8.30 A. M. Leaves Orono 6.45 
P. M. Let's make this the largest crowd 
that ever made the excursion to see the 
Maine game. 

1893 — Bowdoin 12, Maine 10. 
1896 — Bowdoin 12, Maine 6. 
1898 — Bowdoin 29, Maine o. 
1899 — Bowdoin 14, Maine o. 
1900 — Bowdoin 38, Maine o. 
1901 — Maine 22, Bowdoin 5. 
19C2 — Maine 10, Bowdoin o. 
19C3 — Maine 16, Bowdoin o. 
1904 — Bowdoin 22, Maine 5. 
1905 — Maine 18, Bowdoin o. 
1906 — Bowdoin 6, Maine 0. 
1907 — Bowdoin 34, Maine 5. 
1908 — Bowdoin 10, Maine 0. 
1909 — Bowdoin 22, Maine 0. 
1910 — Bowdoin 0, Maine 0. 
191 1 — Maine 15, Bowdoin o. 
Summary — Bowdoin, won 10, lost 5, tied I. 
Total points, Bowdoin 204, Maine 107. 


All of Bowdoin College, whether Bull Moose, 
Democrat or Republican, of all ranks and sta- 
tions, from the President to the humble Freshman 
(faculty women excepted), will meet tonight in 
Memorial Hall to pass away the anxious hours in 
riotous amusement with apples and cider, and 
hear the returns as they come in from all parts 
of the country. Of course the Band will be there 
and the usual features of these events. Johnny 
Dunphy may spring the never-old "Gunga Din," 
and smokes of all kinds will be there. The com- 
mittee of the Student Council has been working 
hard on the program for the evening. Secretary 
Crosby announces the following communications : 

New York, Nov. 2. 
Dear Chuck : 

Everything going fine. Get the whole gang to- 
gether to cheer the Bull Moose on to victory. 
Regards to Toe Boyd and Col. Spinney. 


Washington, D. C, Nov. 3. 
Dear Sir : 

I hope the whole College will be present to 
watch for the return from the polls and I hope 
that they will see the Republican Party vindicated 
and peaceful conditions in Brunswick restored. 
— WM. H. TAFT. 
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 4. 
Dear Mr. Crosby : 

It is pleasing to me to note the deep interest of 
the men of your College in national politics and 
this important election. Democracy is sure to 
win. Regards to Bergin. 

Douglas has heard from Debs and if possible 
the Socialist leader will be present at the rally. 
Everybody out ! 

BOWDOIN, 6 ; BATES, 7— NOV. 2 

If hard clean football, if eleven determined 
fighting players deserve a victory, then Bowdoin 
deserved a tie Saturday. She went into the game 
to win, and fought with that purpose every 
minute of play. There is not a criticism to be 
made of the team. They played a great game, the 
kind of a game that it hurts to lose. 

One very noticeable thing about the team Satur- 
day was the way the weak points had been 
strengthened. The end positions, that have 
caused so much trouble this season, were filled by 
two good men, Brown and Fitzgerald. They both 
made some splendid tackles and broke up runs 
that threatened to cost Bowdoin heavily. They 
were down the field under every punt, smashed 
up end runs, and spoiled several plays behind 
Bates's own line. Another weak spot has been 
Bowdoin's secondary defense. Saturday it was a 
strong point. When a Bates runner was tackled 
behind Bowdoin's line he went down with a crash 
that stopped him short. 

The line, up to the third period, held like iron. 
Bates had difficulty in gaining even a yard 
through it. The linemen fought together and 
with but two thoughts, to stop Bates and to open 
holes. Douglas again showed of what stuff he is 
made. He played a game the first period that was 
impossible for a man to keep up. He came out in 
the second period only after he was unable to 



stand. Barry took his position and played a fine 
steady game the last three quarters. Lewis and 
Pratt showed up well, playing low and hard and 
opening wide holes. Leadbetter put up the kind 
of game that is typical of Bowdoin teams. He 
fought without letup with very ounce of his 
strength from the kick-off to the last whistle. 
Captain Wood set his team a conspicuous ex- 
ample of fight and determination. He went into 
the game for all there was in it and made a splen- 
did showing. 

"Bob" Weatherill played THE great game of day. His short end runs and line plunging 
brought the Bowdoin section to its feet time and 
again. His long, hard, clean tackling was that 
kind that stops a runner in his tracks and admits 
no possibility of further gain. "Bob" was easily 
the st ir of both teams. LaCasce and Foster 
played strong consistent football, made good 
gains, and were strong in defense. "Chuck" 
Crosby showe'd excellent judgment and good gen- 
eralship at quarter. He mixed his plays well and 
ran his team fast and smoothly. Faulkner played 
a sensational offensive game. 

Dyer and Dennis starred for Bates. They were 
hard line plungers and fast in long runs. Bates 
had a strong, evenly balanced team and was a 
worthy opponent. They too put up a game that 
deserved victorv. 


LaCasce kicked to Bates on Bates's 25 yard line. 
Bates in the next play made only a yard and a 
half. Eldridge made 5 yards and this was fol- 
lowed by a gain of 5 yards by Talbot. Bowdoin 
was penalized 5 yards for off-side playing and 
this gave the Bates team first down. Eldridge 
fumbled and Fitzgerald recovered the ball. The 
ball was then in Bowdoin's possession on Bates's 
38 yard line. 

Foster made 5 yards on a play through the line 
and LaCasce made first down on another 5 yard 
gain. Foster made a yard and Weatherill suc- 
ceeded in carrying the ball for a gain of 3 yards. 
He was tackled by Harding. Foster made 4 yards 
more and LaCasce made first down in the next 
play. Weatherill made first down in the next two 
plays and brought the ball to Bates's 6 yard line. 
Weatherill failed to make any gain in the next 
play but Bates was penalized 5 yards for off side 
playing. It looked like a sure touchdown for 
Bowdoin. Everybody in the grandstand came to 
their feet and the band played Bowdoin Beata; 
but a Bowdoin man fumbled the ball and Bates 
recovered the fumble. 

Talbot punted to Foster on the 32 yard line 
who after a short run was downed by Danahy. 

Weatherill made 7 yards, followed by 3 yards 
gain by Foster. Weatherill then went through 
the line for 20 yards. This brought the ball with- 
in a few yards of the goal posts. Once more 
Bowdoin fumbled, but this time Foster recovered 
it on the 3 yard line. Again the crowd came to 
their feet and the band played, this time not in 
vain, for in the next play, Foster carried the ball 
over for a touchdown. Wood kicked out to 
Weatherill and LaCasce's attempt to kick a goal 
was a failure. 

LaCasce kicked to Danahy on the 23 yard line. 
Talbot attempted a gain but was tackled by Doug- 
las. Bates then made 5 yards in the next two 
downs so Talbot was forced to punt to Weatherill 
in the middle of the field. Foster made a gain 
of 5 yards. Bowdoin lost 5 yards on a fumble 
but Foster recovered the ball. In the next play 
Weatherill made no gain. LaCasce punted to 
Talbot who was stopped from making a long run 
by a feature tackle by Fitzgerald. Bates and 
Danahy made 4 yards each in the next two plays. 
Douglas tackled Dennis for no gain. Bates made 
first down on Bates's 45 yard line. Eldridge and 
Bates made 3 and 2 yards respectively and Bow- 
doin was penalized 5 yards for off-side playing 
in the next two rushes. Eldridge made 2 yards 
and the period ended with the ball in Bates's pos- 
session in the middle of the field. 


Bates carried the ball 4 yards and Talbot went 
through center for 2 yards. Bates made 3 yards 
in the next play. Dennis made 3 yards and Wood 
held Bates for no gain. Dennis then made a 
pretty forward pass. 

Bates made a yard and a half, Dennis 4 and fin- 
ally Weatherill tackled Dennis for a small loss. 
Eldridge made 2 yards in the next play and then 
made an incompleted forward pass. 

This gave Bowdoin the ball. Weatherill was 
tackled by Eldridge and Shepard in the next two 
plays for no gains. Fitzgerald lost 5 yards and 
LaCasce punted 25 yards. Dennis lost a yard but 
redeemed himself in the next play by gaining two. 
Talbot made 3 yards but was forced to punt. 

Weatherill received the ball and was downed 
by Harding after a run of 5 yards. Weatherill 
was tackled for no gain by Shepard. Foster 
made 1 yard, Leadbetter lost a yard, and LaCasce 
punted to Bates. Weatherill recovered Eldridge's 
fumble. Foster made 2 yards and Faulkner, who 
replaced him, under two more. LaCasce made 2 
yards, but Weatherill failed to push the ball over 
for first down. Bates and Dennis made no gains. 
Talbot punted to Faulkner who made an excellent 
run of 20 yards. The half ended 6 to o in Bow- 



doin's favor. 


LaCasce kicked to Danahy who brought the 
ball back to the 30 yard line. Bates, tackled by 
Lewis made only a yard. Eldridge made no gain, 
and Fitzgerald tackled Dennis for a loss of a 
yard. Talbot punted to Wcatherill who made a 5 
yard run and was finally tackled by Dyer. Foster 
made 7 yards followed by another gain of 1 yard. 
Crosby made first down on the next play. This 
was followed by an incompleted forward pass. 
Weatherill made 1 yard and Foster two. Bates 
intercepted a forward pass by Crosby. 

Eldridge made a yard and Bates two. In the 
next play. Dennis made a 45 yard run and was 
finally stopped on Bowdoin's 15 yard line. Here 
Dyer replaced Bates and Stilman replaced Dyer. 

Stilman lost one yard and this gave Bowdoin 
the ball. Weatherill made 3 yards in two plays, 
Foster two more. LaCasce punted to Dennis. 

Dennis made two yards and Bowdoin was pen- 
alized 5 yards for playing off side. Dennis made 
a 30 yard run. Dyer made a yard in each of 
the following plays and Bowdoin was again pen- 
alized 5 yards. In the next few plays, the ball 
was brought within a yaid of the goal posts. In 
the next play, Dyer barely pushed the ball over 
for a touchdown. Dennis kicked the goal. 

LaCasce kicked to Danahy who was tackled 
by Wood. Talbot kicked to Weatherill on the 48 
yard line. Weatherill was tackled by Harding 
and gained only I yard. Bates was penalized 
5 yards for off-side playing. This gave Bowdoin 
first down on the 50 yard line . Weatherill made 
4 yards and the quarter ended with the ball on 
Bates's 46 yard line. Score: Bowdoin, 6; Bates, 



Faulkner replaced Foster. Weatherill made 9 
yards but Bowdoin was penalized 15 yards for 
holding. Faulkner made a 27 yard run and Dyer 
broke up a forward pass. After the next three 
plays Talbot punted to Weatherill. Faulkner 
made no gain but Weatherill made 5 yards on the 
next play. Faulkner made ten and Leadbetter re- 
covered Weatherill's fumble. Crosby made no 
gain and Stilman recovered a fumble. Dyer made 
3 yards in the next two plays and Bates was pen- 
alized 5 yards for being offside. Dennis was 
tackled by Weatherill. On a fluke the ball was 
acquired by the Bates team. Dyer made first 
down in the next two plays and a gain of 5 yards 
in the two following. Dennis made 5 yards and 
in the next play Lewis recovered the ball on a 

Harry Faulkner made 5 yards and Weatherill 

made two. Here Moulton replaced Lewis. Faulk- 
ner made two runs of 10 and 15 yards. Weath- 
erill made 3 yards and Bates was penalized 5 
yards for offside playing. 

Faulkner made 18 yards in the next two plays. 
Beal replaced Fitzgerald. Bowdoin now hoped to 
score but their hopes were shattered in the next 
few plays when they lost 15 yards. Then owing 
to the bad pass, LaCasce's attempt to kick a field 
goal was a failure. On this play the Bates team 
recovered the ball and after a few short gains 
the game ended. 

Line-up : 

Danahy, le re, Fitzgerald, Beal 

Dyer, Stilman, It rt, Leadbetter 

Shepard, lg rg, Lewis, Moulton 

Harding, c c, Douglas, Barry 

Russel, Immanuel, rg lg, Pratt 

Gove, rt It, Wood 

Thompson, re le, L. Brown, Dole 

Talbot, qb qb, Crosby 

Bates, Dyer, Ihb rhb, Foster, Faulkner 

Dennis, rhb lhb, Weatherill 

Eldridge. fb fb, LaCasce 

Score : Bowdoin 6, Bates 7. 

Officials : Referee, Hapgood of Brown ; umpire, 
Tufts of Brown; linesman, McGrath of Boston 

Time, 4 — 15 minute periods. 


The University of Maine won the first annual 
Maine Intercollegiate Cross-Country Run at 
Lewiston Saturday morning with a score of 20 
points. Bowdoin was a second with 45 points. 
Bates with 62 points finished third, and Colby 
with 102 points was fourth. The cold, penetrat- 
ing wind and the ground saturated with Friday's 
rain made fast time impossible. Power of Maine 
was the winner, covering the course of nearly five 
miles in 24 minutes, 42 seconds. Bell and Town- 
er also of Maine were right at his heels, and took 
second and third places respectively. Captain 
Hall of Bowdoin, running in fine form, finished 
fourth, half a minute behind the winner. Bur- 
gess of Maine came in fifth, and Emery and Tar- 
box of Bowdoin showed their speed by capturing 
sixth and seventh places respectively. The others 
finished in the following order: Parker, Bates: 
Morris, Maine; Rand, Colby; Syrene, Bates; 
Houston, Bates; Haskell, Bowdoin; Tibbetts, 
Bates; Bacon, Bowdoin; Clark, Maine; Doe, 
Bates; McWilliams, Bowdoin; Kidder, Bates; 
Sawyer, Bates; Hussey, Colby; Kennedy, Colby; 
Coffin, Maine; Dyer, Colby; King, Colby. 




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Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mai] Matter 

Vol. XLII. NOVEMBER 5, 1912 No. 16 

It will be noticed that a meet- 
Dramatics i"g of the Dramatic Club will 

be held tomorrow evening to 
organize for the year and elect officers. It seems 
to the Orient that this branch of Bowdoin's stu- 
dent activity has received far too little attention 
from the student body at large. As a result of 
this the handling of the club's affairs has fallen to 
a small group and the results have been only par- 
tially satisfactory. The club at present is organ- 
ized in a very loose way. There is no competitive 
system for managers, or if there is any it is not 
advertised; there is no regularity of election; and 
membership is a very uncertain thing varying 
from year to year according to no fixed principle. 
There is a constitution, but this is a very indefi- 
nite affair and resembles Locke's Grand Model in 
its application. 

In short there is need for some real live organ- 
izers in the Masque and Gown and for some new 
blood to give new life to the organization. Some- 
thing must be done so that it will become worthy 

of the name of the Bowdoin College Dramatic 
Club and so that the dramatic interest of the fac- 
ulty and town will be turned towards it. We do 
not wish to criticise the past management of the 
club's affairs. Its members have done all they 
can to advance the interest in dramatics here at 
Bowdoin, but a great deal more material is 
needed and better organization to make it realize 
the hopes of those most interested. 

Now if ever is the time for 
Fight! Fight I Fight! the fighting spirit of the col- 
lege to be displayed. De- 
feated in the first two games for the state cham- 
pionship, the team faces its hardest game next 
Saturday. The two opening games were bitterly 
contested, especially the struggle with Bates 
which the Bowdoin players strove so valiantly to 
win. For their work in this game alone, it is the 
duty of every undergraduate to be on the field at 
Orono to show the men that Bowdoin feels the 
deepest loyalty toward the team which has fought 
so hard. The dopesters can see nothing ahead 
but a Maine victory. But the players are going 
on the field with the conviction that they will put 
up the battle of their lives. Let everyone see to 
it that the same conviction sends him to back the 
team with the slogan of "Fight, Fight, Fight !" 

The Class of 1914 is to be 
A Step Forward congratulated on the forward 

step it has taken in passing a 
resolution to provide for the return to the class 
treasury of any surplus from the receipts of the 
assemblies, the Bugle, and the Ivy Day commit- 
tee. The resolution also provides for the auditing 
of all accounts by a committee chosen by the 
president. The surplus so returned is to be used 
as the class may provide. The Orient believes 
that this resolution marks an immense improve- 
ment in the administration of Junior functions 
and establishes a sound precedent to be followed 
in vears to come. 


We publish the following letter from "Bob" 
Lawlis '11, which is self-explanatory: 

October 28, 1912. 
My dear Dr. Whittier : — 

I am sending to you by express today one 
dozen heavy black blankets, bearing the white 
"B," for the use of the eleven in the remaining 
games this fall. They are not to be the property 
of the men when the season is over, but are to be 
kept with the other property of the athletic asso- 
ciation and be for the use of the baseball and 



track teams at the games and meets next spring 
and for the eleven again next fall and in coming 
years. The blankets are the best we could buy, 
and ought to be a good protection for the men 
when going to or from the field, or when on the 

The money for these blankets was given by 
about seventy of the young alumni who saw the 
Tufts game at Medford and who showed their 
loyalty to a badly beaten team in this substantial 
fashion as well as by cheering it to the bitter end 
of the contest. At that game the team had a long 
walk from the gymnasium to the field in the rain 
and had to stand round between the halves with 
no blankets for protection, though the Tufts men 
kindly loaned several of their blankets for our 
subs on the sidelines. 

We hope that the blankets will be accepted and 
used in the spirit in which they are given, and 
they may remind those who use them of the un- 
failing interest and loyalty of the alumni body in 
all of old Bowdoin's athletic activities. 
Sincerely yours, 

R. M. LAWLIS '11. 
1716 Cambridge St., 

Cambridge, Mass. 


Henry S. Chapman '91, J. Everett Hicks '95, 
John Clair Minot '96, Dr. H. R Webb '02, Dr. J. 
Arthur Furbish '02, Mrs. J. Arthur Furbish, R. I. 
Carney '07, Paul Blanchard ex-'o7, George P. 
Hyde '08, Paul H. Powers '08, Karl D. Scates '08, 
John A. Wentworth '09, Dudley Hovey '09, Ar- 
thur W. Hughes '09, John S. Simmons '09, Ed- 
ward Crowley ex-'o9, Harry W. Woodward '10, 
Thomas W. Williams '10, Sereno S. Webster '10, 
Sumner Edwards '10, Edward C. Matthews, Jr., 
'io, James F. Hamburger '10, Frank D. Town- 
send '10, George C. Weston '10, Harold B. Bal- 
lard '10, Richard R. Eastman '10, Ralph B. Grace 
'10, Frank E. Kendrie '10, Burleigh Martin '10, 
Robert D. Morss '10, Warren E. Robinson '10, 
Rodney E. Ross '10, William H. Sanborn '10, 
Ralph L. Thompson '10, Merrill C. Hill '10, Guy 
Farrar ex-'io, Tony Fiske ex-'io, John L. Brum- 
mett '11, Arthur H. Cole '11, Lawrence Davis '11, 
John J. Devine '11, Ernest G. Fifield '11, Hugh 
W. Hastings '11, George W. Howe '11, Stetson 
H. Hussey '11, Robert M. Lawlis '11, William F. 
Merrill '11, Charles L. Oxnard '11, Frank H. 
Purinton '11, Donald Redfern '11, Edward H. 
Weatherill '11, Harry L. Wiggin '11, Charles F. 
Adams '12, Harold A. Andrews '12, Meredith B. 
Auten '12, Eugene F. Bradford '12, Harrison 
Chapman '12, Kenneth Churchill '12, Lowell S. 
Foote '12, Fred W. Hart '12, John H Joy '12, 
Robert P. King '12, Seward J. Marsh '12, Edward 

L. Morss '12, Joseph H. Newell '12, George H. 
Nichols '12, Burleigh C. Rodick '12, Earl L. Rus- 
sell '12, Arthur D. Welch '12, Harold Archer ex- 
'12, William B. Williamson ex-'i4, George C. 
Duffy, Jr., ex-'i4, Harold Cate ex-'i4. 


The following members of the class of 1913 
have been chosen for the Class of 1868 Prize 
Speaking, which occurs in Memorial Hall, Jan. 
16: Edward Oliver Baker, Lawrence Alden 
Crosby, Cedric Russell Crowell, Paul Howard 
Douglas, Alfred Henry Sweet, Fred Dixon Wish. 


The Sophomores won their cross-country race 
held with the Freshmen on Monday, Oct. 28. 
They had twenty-seven points, while 1916 had 
twenty-eight. The race was run over a four and 
one-half mile course and, in spite of much rain, 
the roads were in fair condition. 

Marshall '16 was the first man to finish. He 
came in with a good sprint and seemed to be in 
good condition. His time was twenty-seven min- 

The other men finished in the following order: 
McWilliams '15, Bacon '15, Boardman '16, Irving 
'16, McKenney '15, Coxe '15, Hargraves '16, Por- 
ritt '15, and Hale '16. 

Meetings anO dallies 

This past week has been one of political activ- 
ity within and without the College. The Pro- 
gressives started things with a short campaign 
rally in front of the Eagle Hotel last Monday at 
which Governor Johnson, the Progressive candi- 
date for Vice-President, gave a short speech. 
Last Thursday a very successful rally was held 
in the Town Hall at which President Hyde and 
Senator Johnson '79 expounded the doctrines of 
Democracy. The Progressives held another ral- 
ly last Friday evening. Today the big game is 
pulled off and tomorrow we shall know whether 
Yale, Harvard or Princeton is the victor. 

The Student Council held a meeting last Mon- 
day evening, but nothing of outside interest was 
discussed. The Board of Managers held a meet- 
ing last Friday noon and cleared up some finan- 
cial matters. The Treasurer reports that a larger 
amount than was estimated for in the budget is 
on hand and that all but a dozen of the students 
joined the Association. The Bugle Board held a 
meeting last Tuesday evening and talked things 
over quite extensively. 

At a meeting of the Junior Class held last Wed- 



nesday noon in Memorial Hall the following reso- 
lution drawn up and passed by the Bugle Board 
was adopted unanimously : ''Resolved that the 
chairman of the Assembly committee, Ivy com- 
mittee and manager of the Bugle keep an accu- 
rate account of all money received and spent, 
with vouchers for all expenditures, that all sur- 
plus from assemblies and Ivy be turned back to 
the treasurer, that all surplus from the Bugle 
over $50 net be turned back to the treasury, the 
surplus up to that amount to be kept by the man- 
ager, that all deficits of assemblies, Ivy day or 
Bugle be assumed by the class, and that the ac- 
counts of the treasurer, chairman of Ivy and As- 
sembly committees be carefully audited by a 
member of the faculty chosen by the president of 
the class. 

At a well attended rally in the Town Hall last 
Thursday evening under the auspices of the Bow- 
doin Democratic Club, President Hyde and Sena- 
tor Johnson set forth the contentions of the party, 
expressing clearly their views of the presidential 
situation. President Hyde in introducing Sena- 
tor Johnson spoke in part as follows : 

"All the candidates are good men ; but there are 
degrees of goodness. President Taft has advo- 
cated many excellent policies, but he has made 
three fatal mistakes in withholding patronage in 
an attempt to coerce a portion of his party; by 
intrusting the execution of the conservation pol- 
icy to the abominable Ballinger ; and by approv- 
ing a tariff devised and dictated by private inter- 

"Colonel Roosevelt is a good and great man 
who has done much for the welfare of his coun- 
try, but his policies have been hastily drawn to- 
gether, his party has not been trained into a deep 
and mature conviction of their urgency, and fur- 
thermore he lacks a majority in Congress. His 
past record on the tariff question is also highly 

"Woodrow Wilson is a man of superb indepen- 
dence, unquestioned ability, and spotless integrity, 
a man who stands for deliberate and steady prog- 
ress with a responsible party behind him." 

Senator Johnson then spoke as follows : 

''The Democratic party has risen to the occa- 
sion, and nominated a man who stands for pro- 
gressive principles. Wilson's position has not 
removed him from the world but has given him 
an insight into the needs of the country today. 
His party has fought with the motto: 'Equal 
justice to all; special privilege to none.' Wilson 
and his party have pledged themselves to apply 
tariff with favoritism squeezed out ; they have 
shown themselves in sympathy with those who 

demand that the people have more control in the 
government. If Wilson is elected, the people will 
have a progressive administration looking toward 
the future participation of the people in the af- 
fairs of this government." 

ffl)n t&e Campus 

Psi Upsilon, Delta Upsilon and Beta Theta Pi 
held informal dances last Saturday evening after 
the Bates game 

The Bates Rally last Friday evening was of a 
high order. The speakers were Professor Files, 
Professor Mitchell and "Squanto" Wilson". P. K. 
Koughan '15 was elected Assistant Track Man- 

There are 25 candidates for the Mandolin Club 
this year. The next rehearsal will be held tomor- 
row at 5 P. M. 

The Association of New England Colleges is to 
meet here November 12. The Association is 
composed of the president and a faculty delegate 
from each of the colleges and universities rep- 

Arthur Howe, coach of the Yale football team 
and captain of the team in 191 1, and picked by 
Walter Camp as All-America quarterback last 
year, will speak at a students' conference to be 
held here February 28, March 1 and 2. 1913. 

€f)e librarp Cable 

Of great convenience to the students will be 
the Standard Encyclopedia, in twenty-five vol- 
umes, published by the Funk and Wagnalls Co., 
which has just been added to the Library. Per- 
haps the addition of deepest interest to Bowdoin 
men, however, is the bound copy of pleadings, 
proceeding's, briefs of argument, and court's 
opinion, in the case of Batt et. al., Executors of 
Coombs v. Treasurer of Massachusetts, on the 
inheritance tax, the work being presented by Ed- 
ward P. Payson '69, who plead the case for the 
executors. In the first place, the arguments in- 
volve the practical working out of the inheritance 
tax. Of prime interest to Bowdoin men, how- 
ever, is the fact that the court held that with the 
Act of Separation in 1820, Massachusetts ceased 
to maintain the corporation of Bowdoin College, 
inasmuch as the sovereignty had passed to the 
State of Maine. 

More universal in its appeal for attention is 
"The Building of the Alps," by T. G. Bonney, 
Sc.D., LL.D., F.R.S. The work contains forty- 
eight illustrations, and treats of the structure and 
growth of the Alps, their glaciers, their physical 
changes, their meteorology, their vegetation, their 



wild animals, and the relation of the Alps to 
man. Besides this work, there is Plutarch's 
"Nicias and Alcibiades," by Bernadotte Perrin, 
Professor of Greek Literature and History in 
Yale University. The Bureau of the Census has 
sent a final and enlarged bulletin on the Agricul- 
ture of Maine. Of special interest to the chemi- 
cal department will be "Standard Methods for the 
Examination of Water and Sewerage," which is 
invaluable for anyone who has to make analyses 
of water. 

Of a more vivacious nature is the article by 
Walter Camp in the November number of The 
Outing Magazine entitled "Making a Football 
Team." There are many plates illustrative of 
some of the important plays. While a fellow is 
in the football mood, he had better read "The 
Redemption of Fullback Jones" by James Hoffer 
in the Saturday Evening Post for Oct. 26th. That 
paper must appeal to a large circle of readers if 
any periodical ever did, since it publishes an arti- 
cle first by one presidential candidate, then by an- 
other. The Oct. 26th number contains "The De- 
ceitful Red Herring" by Theodore Roosevelt and 
"Cut Out Privilege," by Woodrow Wilson. 

Wlith tfje jFacuItp 

At the meeting of the associated charities in 
Saco last Tuesday President Hyde was one of the 
principal speakers. In a very forcible address he 
told of the faults in the child labor system and 
suggested some rather drastic changes. In brief 
they were that : the children should not be al- 
lowed to work, they should have sufficient play- 
grounds, and they should not be adjudged crimi- 
nals until after the sixteenth year. The talk was 
received with applause and was concurrent with 
the general sentiment of the meeting. 

At a meeting of the New England Association 
of Colleges and Preparatory Schools at New 
Haven, Nov. 1 and 2, Mr. McConaughy repre- 
sented the College. 


Tuesday, Nov. 5. — Election Day. 

8 p. m. Smoker in Memorial Hall. Election 

Wednesday, 6. — 8 p. m. Meeting of the Dramatic 

Club. Election. 
Thursday, 7. — 7 p. m. Y. M. C. A. Meeting. Rev. 

H. E. Dunnack of Augusta speaks on "The 

Challenge of Tomorrow." 
8 p. m. Meeting of the Y. M. C. A. Cabinet. 
Friday, 8. — 7 p. m. Rally in Memorial Hall. 
Saturday, 9. — 3.30 p. m. Cross-Country, Bowdoin 

vs. University of Vermont, at Burlington. 

2.30 p. m. Football, Bowdoin vs. Maine, at 
Monday, 11. — 7 p. m. Meeting of the Y. M. C. A. 
Normal Classes. 
8 p. m. Meeting of the Student Council. 
Tuesday, 12. — Meeting of the Association of New 
England Colleges. 
6.45 p. m. Meeting of the Debating Council. 

Sntercollegiate Botes 

Ten men have been dropped from the Harvard 
varsity because of their inability to keep up in 
their studies. 

The students of the University of Illinois have 
a novel stunt of wearing a specially made univer- 
sity cap to all athletic contests. Over two thou- 
sand caps have been sold. 

Harvard undergraduates are cogitating upon 
the ruling of the faculty by which all students 
in the college are required before admission to the 
Junior class, to pass an oral examination in 
French and German. 

"Tag Day" has been instituted at the Univer- 
sity of Nebraska in order to support athletics. 
Tags are sold at three dollars apiece and one ad- 
mits the purchaser to all home contests during the 

A local wireless company has presented Har- 
vard with a new and complete wireless outfit. 

Brown has abolished Freshman football on the 
ground that it handicaps the second team. 

The University of Missouri last year canned, 
among other things, 25,000 cans of tomatoes. 

Drastic measures are being used at the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina to stamp out hazing. The 
action results from the death of a student who 
fell and cut an artery while being hazed. 

The alumni of Yale will erect a twenty-story 
club house upon the site of the present one in 
New York City. It will cost approximately 


The fraternities at Dartmouth are faced with a 
critical situation in regard to their pledging sys- 
tem. Unless they institute some radical change 
immediately there is danger of interference and 
legislation on the part of the trustees. A Sopho- 
more pledging system is proposed and its radical 
nature causes much alarm among the more con- 
servative fraternities. 

The Dartmouth Literary Magazine, for twenty- 
six years the official literary organ of that college, 
has been suspended this year on account of lack 
of student financial and literary support. 

One would believe that there is a good deal of 
truth in the charge brought against the Princeton 
student body that it is inclined to hero worship. 



The presidents of their four classes are football 
stars. Pendleton is 1913 president; DeWitt is the 
1914 head; Baker, 1915; and Heyning, star of the 
Freshman team, is president of his class. 

Reed College opens this year with an enroll- 
ment of 130. The students celebrated the opening 
with a big bonfire on the campus. 

Considerable money has been expended at Col- 
by in the improvement of the Campus. College 
walks have been graded and walled and the dorm- 
itories have undergone extensive changes and 

Women excelling in athletics at Kansas this 
year will be awarded "K's" by the Women's Ath- 
letic Association. They will be modifications of 
the 'varsity "K's" of original design, and will be 
given to the girls who play in the finals of three 
different sports, hockey, tennis, and basketball. 
For this year at least only seniors are eligible. 

The Freshman class at New Hampshire State 
College numbers 147, the largest enrolment in the 
history of the college. 

The building at Williams which in recent years 
has been ooccupied as a fraternity house by the 
Alpha Zeta Alpha Society is henceforth to be 
used as a clubhouse by the faculty of Williams 

alumni Department 

'61. — Mr. Edward Stanwood has recently fin- 
ished a new work called "A History of the Presi- 
dency from 1897 to 1909," which is published by 
Houghton, Mifflin. The work is a continuation of 
the work which he published in 1898 called "The 
History of the Presidency," well known to every 
student of American History or Government, and 
will be of great value as an authoritative work on 
the elections of the decade following that which 
he formerly treated. 

'71. — Columbia has recently announced a 
course of lectures on Journalism and Public Life. 
One of them, on December 2, will be delivered by 
Mr. Edward P. Mitchell of the New York Sun. 
His subject will be "The Newspaper Value of 
Non-Essentials." In this lecture course, the name 
of this noted alumnus is connected with the 
names of some of the most noted men in the 
journalistic world, which is truly merited by the 
position he holds. 

'81. — Rev. Charles H. Cutler, D.D., pastor for 
twenty-five years of the First Congregational 
Church of Bangor, has accepted a call to the 
Union Church of Waban, Mass., and will begin 
his work there on Nov. 17. 

'87.— Dr. John W. Nichols, M.D., of Farming- 
ton and Miss Marion H. Pomeroy of New 

Sharon on Wednesday, Oct. 30th. Dr. Nichols, 
who received his degree of A.B. in 1881, his M.D. 
with this class, and an A.M. in 1891, is a promi- 
nent and successful physician in Franklin County. 
Miss Pomeroy is the daughter of Mrs. Harriet L. 
Pomeroy of New York City. 

'99. — Edward B. Chamberlain, A.M., a success- 
ful teacher of science in the Franklin School for 
the past six years, is ranked among the leading 
botanists that Maine has turned out in recent 

'03. — Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm S. Woodbury of 
Clifton Spring, N. Y., recently sailed for Ger- 
many where the doctor will spend several months 
in the study of neurology and psychiatry. He in- 
tends eventually to restrict his practice to these 

'04. — In the October number of the American 
Historical Review is an article by Prof. William 
E. Lunt of Cornell, who was head of the history 
department here last year. The title of the trea- 
tise is "The First Levy of Papal Annates." This 
is thoroughly annotated and in every way is an 
example of that superb scientific style the value 
of which he impressed on many of us who are 
now in college. 

'08. — Arthur L. Robinson, who has recently 
been law clerk to Judge Hand of the United 
States District Court of the Southern District of 
New York, has opened an office with his brother, 
Clement F. Robinson, in connection with the of- 
fices of Woodman and Whitehouse in Portland. 

'09. — Clyde Earle Richardson of Brunswick, 
who was principal of Freedom Academy in 1909- 
1910 and of Danforth High School, 1910-1912, 
has entered the Medical School this year. 

'10. — John D. Clifford, Jr., who will be remem- 
bered as the remarkable orator of his class, has 
entered the law department of Georgetown Uni- 
versity, Washington, D. C. 

Winston Stephens of New Bedford, Mass., has 
been appointed by the Prussian Government at 
the recommendation of the Carnegie Foundation 
for the Advancement of Teaching, an Exchange 
Teacher of English in the Royal Gymnasium at 
Kalberg, Pommerania. He is the third Bowdoin 
man in two years to receive such an appointment. 
Mr. Stephens has previously been teaching at the 
Holderness School, Plymouth, N. H. 

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NO. 17 


Bowdoin plays the last game of the season Sat- 
urday against the University of Vermont in Port- 
land. The team will be in the best of condition 
and will put up the best game of the year. This 
last game in Portland always draws a large crowd 
and practically the whole student body will be 
present. Douglas, the fighting center, Capt. 
"Duff" Wood, Stan Hindi, "Chuck" Crosby, Clif 
Page and Stan Dole will play their last game for 
Bowdoin Saturday. The support of all the stu- 
dents is needed for the game. This is the first 
. time Bowdoin and Vermont have ever met on the 

BOWDOIN, 0; MAINE, 19— NOV. 9 

The two thousand people that saw Bowdoin go 
down to defeat before the University of Maine 
team at Orono Saturday came away from the 
field with a great deal of respect for the losing 
team. The Bowdoin team fought always against 
odds, and not once during the entire game did 
they have an opportunity that they did not accept. 
Bowdoin's defense was stubborn to the last de- 
gree and her holding Maine on the one foot line 
was a typical example of the fighting spirit of 
the team. 

There is not one man on the team of whom 
Bowdoin should not be proud. Weatherill car- 
ried the ball for many of Bowdoin's gains and he 
tackled a large number of the men that managed 
to break through the line. LaCasce's punting was 
consistently good; Foster was responsible for 
breaking up many of Maine's plays and he car- 
ried the ball for many consistent gains. Faulkner 
was in the game but a short time and made many 
good tackles. Crosby played his usual gritty game 
at quarter. The linemen fought gamely against 
the telling weight of their opponents. Hinch, 
Page and Dole played hard and made their way 
through the line many times to break up the in- 
terference of the Maine backs. Brown while he 
was in the game played exceptionally well at end 
and made many tackles to Maine's loss. Most of 
the plays were centered at Lewis and Leadbetter 
who withheld them to the last degree. Leadbet- 
ter made many of the tackles of the game. Wood 
was fast and sure in making tackles and in mak- 

ing holes in the Maine line. Barry made fine 
passes to the backs and fought hard to hold the 
opponents from breaking through the line. 
Douglas fought until his strength failed him and 
he had to leave the game. 

The game was clean throughout although 
Maine was penalized 65 yards and Bowdoin 5. 

In the second half and more noticeably in the 
last quarter Bowdoin began to weaken under the 
continual hammering on the line and Shepherd 
and the other Maine backs broke through time 
after time for many short gains. Maine tried 
long end runs but they only resulted in a race 
across the field and the man being tackled before 
he had any chance to gain ground. 

Bowdoin was weak in her forward* passes and 
only one of the several attempts was successful. 
The ends were unable to get through in order to 
receive the ball. 


First Quarter 
LaCasce kicked off to Shepherd who ran the 
ball back 15 yards and was finally tackled by Fos- 
ter. Carleton was downed by Pratt in the follow- 
ing play for no gain. Carleton again carried the 
ball but was tackled by Douglas for no gain. In 
the next play a Maine man fumbled but Bigelow 
recovered the ball. With the ball on the 33 yard 
line Shepherd punted the ball back of the goal 
posts for a touch-back. Foster recovered the ball. 
This gave Bowdoin the ball on her 20 yard line. 
In two plays Weatherill made 5 yards and then 
Foster made only one, being tackled by Bigelow. 
LaCasce was forced to punt to Cobb on the 35 
yard line. Martin made 4 yards through right 
tackle but was finally stopped by Wood. He 
again carried the ball and was tackled by Lead- 
better after a gain of only 2 yards. Cobb was 
tackled by Douglas for a gain of one yard. Shep- 
herd punted off-side, this gave Bowdoin the ball 
on the 37 yard line. Weatherill was tackled by 
Donahue for no gain. A forward pass from 
Weatherill to Brown was broken up by Carleton. 
Foster then advanced the ball 7 yards but failed 
to make first down so LaCasce punted to Cobb on 
the 20 yard line, who was held from gaining by 
Hinch. Martin made 4 yards, being downed by 
Lewis. Brown then broke through the line and 



prevented Cobb from making any gain. In the 
next play Carleton made only 3 yards so Shep- 
herd punted to Crosby on the 32 yard line. 
Weatherill made 3 yards and was tackled by Don- 
ahue. Weatherill again carried the ball and was 
tackled by Bigelow. Maine left guard off side, 
penalized 5 yards. This gave Bowdoin first down. 
Leadbetter carried the ball but failed to make any 
gain. Foster went through center for 4 yards 
and in the next play he made 3 more yards. Here 
Maine was penalized 5 yards for interfering with 
the snapping back of the ball : Bowdoin first 
down. Foster made 2J4 yards through right 
guard and Weatherill's forward pass to Brown 
was broken up by Carleton. Again Bowdoin 
made an incomplete forward pass. It was now 
fourth down and 8 yards to go. LaCasce punted 
to Carleton who, when tackled by Leadbetter, 
fumbled the ball. Wood recovered the fumble. 
The ball was in Bowdoin's possession on the 30 
yard line. Foster was tackled by Bigelow for no 
gain. The next play was a forward pass caught 
by Shepherd. Carleton made 8 yards and Shep- 
herd was tackled by Leadbetter. In this play 
Douglas was hurt. Shepherd made 7 yards and 
was tackled by Douglas and this gave Maine first 
down. The first period ended with the ball in 
Maine's possession on her 36 yard line. 
Second Quarter 
Shepherd was tackled by Brown after a gain of 
3 yards and Cobb caused Maine to be penalized 5 
yards for off-side playing. In the next play Shep- 
herd made 6 yards through left tackle and this 
was followed by a delayed forward pass which 
netted only 2 yards. Shepherd punted to Weath- 
erill on the 28 yard line who ran the ball back 
■only a short distance, being tackled by Donahue. 
Foster was tackled by Bernheisel for no gain, 
and Weatherill made 2 yards. Foster then car- 
ried the ball for a gain of 2 yards and Douglas 
was relieved by Barry. LaCasce punted to Cobb 
who ran the ball back 7 yards to the 45 yard line. 
Cobb made 4 yards through center and Leadbet- 
ter tackled Martin for no gain. Carleton made 3 
yards through right tackle, and 10 yards around 
the end, being finally tackled by LaCasce. Lead- 
better held Martin for a gain of only 1 yard. 
Carleton followed this with a gain of 5 yards 
through right tackle. Brown broke through the 
line and held Carleton for no gain. Carleton car- 
ried the ball for a third time and was finally 
tackled by Leadbetter after making first down. 
Lew Brown tackled Bernheisel for no gain and 
Cobb made no gain through right guard. Lead- 
better tackled Carleton after he had broken 
through the line and gained 6 yards, making first 

down. Cobb then attempted a forward pass to 
Donahue which was incomplete. This gave Bow- 
doin the ball on her 25 yard line. Foster made 3 
yards through the line and in the next play he 
made a fumble which Bernheisel recovered : 
Maine's ball on Bowdoin's 31 yard line. Maine 
made 6 yards on a delayed forward pass and 
Leadbetter tackled Shepherd for no gain. Mar- 
tin followed this with a gain of 2 yards through 
right guard. Carleton made no gain in the next 
play as he was tackled by Wood. Martin made 6 
yards and first down in the next play. The ball 
was now on the 6 yard line and Carleton made 3 
yards through Wood and 2 yards through Lead- 
better. Here the ball was, third down and 18 
inches to go. The next play was centered on Lewis 
and Leadbetter who held fast. Maine made no 
gain. The next play was attempted between 
Bowdoin's right end and tackle but Brown held 
the man for no gain. At no point throughout the 
game was the interest so great as here. To see 
the light team of Bowdoin hold a team that 
weighed so much more was a great treat to every 
person on the field. LaCasce punted to Cobb on 
the 37 yard line who made a fair catch. Shep- 
herd made a placement kick from here which 
made the score 3 to o in Maine's favor. LaCasce 
kicked off to Bryant who ran the ball back 10 
yards. Bryant made 3 yards through left end, be- 
ing tackled by Weatherill. In the next play Carle- 
ton made a gain of 15 yards but the Maine team 
was penalized for holding. In this play Brown 
hurt his shoulder and was forced to leave the 
game. He was replaced by Page. Carleton was 
tackled by Wood after a gain of 4 yards. The 
half ended with the ball in the possession of 
Maine on the 15 yard line. 

Third Quarter 
Shepherd kicked off to Weatherill who ran the 
ball back 15 yards, being finally tackled by Carle- 
ton. Weatherill made 9 yards and Crosby went 
through center for a 1 yard gain. In the next 
two plays Weatherill was held for only two yards 
gain. Foster went through center for 1 yard 
gain but this failed to make first down for Bow- 
doin. LaCasce punted to Carleton on the 25 yard 
line. In Page's attempt to tackle the runner the 
ball was fumbled and recovered by Wood, who 
fumbled again, Page recovering the ball. A dis- 
cussion arose as to whether the whistle had 
blown before the ball was fumbled or not and the 
referee had to toss up a coin to decide. Maine 
won the decision. Weatherill held Carleton for 
no gain and Barry held him in the next play for 
only 1 yard. Wood tackled Carleton for no gain 
and Shepherd punted to Crosby who ran the ball 



back 5 yards and was tackled by Donahue. Bow- 
doin's ball on the 48 yard line. In the next play 
Bowdoin fumbled but Crosby recovered the ball. 
Weatherill attempted a forward pass but it was 
intercepted by Martin. Maine was penalized 5 
yards for playing off side. This gave Bowdoin 
first down. Murray held Weatherill for no gain 
and Weatherill's forward pass to Page was brok- 
en up by Carleton. Weatherill made 5 yards and 
LaCasce punted to Carleton on the 20 yard line, 
who was tackled by Leadbetter for no gain. 
Shepherd made 8 yards through the line and 
Bryant carried the ball through the center for 5 
yards, making first down. Carleton was tackled 
by Leadbetter after a 5 yard gain. In the next 
play Carleton carried the ball arid barely made 
first down. Lewis held Bryant for a gain of only 
1 yard through the center. Carleton carried the 
ball for a 6 yard gain in the next play, Weatherill 
making the tackle. Shepherd made first down in 
the next play. Bryant made 17 yards around left 
end and Carleton made 3 yards followed by Shep- 
herd, tackled by Leadbetter after a short gain. 
Shepherd bored his way through the line for an- 
other gain of 4 yards, and Dole replaced Page. 
Carleton made 3 yards and in the next play La- 
Casce tackled him for a loss of 3 yards. The next 
play was a delayed forward pass. Bernheisel 
gave the ball to Bryant who made the pass to 
Donahue who crossed the line for a touchdown. 
Shepherd kicked the goal. LaCasce kicked off to 
Bryant who ran the ball back 22 yards to the 38 
yard line. LaCasce tackled Carleton after he had 
made a gain of 4 yards. Bryant made 6 yards 
and the period ended with the ball in Maine's 
possession on her own 47 yard line. 
Fourth Quarter 
Foster tackled Carleton after a gain of 10 yards 
and Leadbetter followed this with a pretty tackle 
of Martin after a gain of only 4 yards. Martin 
in the next play hurdled the line and was penal- 
ized 15 yards. Carleton made 12 yards around left 
■end, being finally tackled by Foster. Shepherd 
punted 55 yards over the goal posts and this gave 
Bowdoin the ball on her 20 yard line. Weatherill 
lost 2 yards and LaCasce punted the ball to Baker 
on the 28 yard line. Crosby tackled Bryant for 
no gain and Faulkner went in for Foster. Bryant 
tried a long end run but Weatherill tackled him 
for no gain. Shepherd after failing to make any 
gain through center made an attempt to kick a 
goal from placement but the ball went to the right 
of the posts : Bowdoin's ball on her 25 yard line. 
Faulkner lost 7 yards in the next play and La- 
Casce punted off side to the 37 yard line. Lead- 
oetter tackled Martin for a 1 yard gain and 

Bryant plunged through center for 5 yards. 
Faulkner made the next tackle and held his man 
for only 2 yards. Shepherd made first down. 
Shepherd plunged through the line for a 9 yard 
gain, being finally tackled by Faulkner. Carleton 
then plunged through the line for a 6 yard gain. 
In the next play Maine brought the ball to the 10 
yard line and in the next few plunges the ball was 
carried over for a second touchdown. Shepherd 
kicked the goal. 

LaCasce kicked off to Bernheisel who ran the 
ball back 15 yards. Martin made 10 yards through 
left end, was finally tackled by Wood. Martin 
again carried the ball but Barry tackled him for 
no gain. Maine was penalized 15 yards for hold- 
ing. Leadbetter downed Martin after he had 
gone around the end for 5 yards. Faulkner 
tackled Carleton for no gain. Ruffener takes 
Martin's place. Maine punted to Weatherill who 
ran the ball back to the 48 yard line where he was 
tackled by Ruffener. Faulkner made 3 yards and 
Bowdoin was penalized 5 yards for off-side play- 
ing. In the next play Maine was penalized for 
off-side playing. Bigelow held Weatherill for no 
gain. A forward pass from Weatherill to Dole 
was incomplete. LaCasce punted to Bryant. 
This gave Maine the ball on her 30 yard line. 
Game ended. 

Line-up : 

Hinch, le re, Bernheisel 

Wood, It rt, Bigelow 

Pratt, lg rg, Tipping 

Douglas, Barry, c c, Baker 

Lewis, rg lg, Sawyer 

Leadbetter, rt It, Murray 

L. Brown, Page, Dole, re le, Donahue 

Crosby, qb qb, Cobb, Bryant 

Foster, Faulkner, Ihb rhb, Martin, Ruffener 

Weatherill, rhb Ihb, Carleton 

LaCasce, f b fb, Shepherd 

The score: Bowdoin, 0; Maine, 17. Time: 4 
fifteen minute periods. Referee, Hapgood of 
Brown. Umpire, Tufts of Brown. Head lines- 
man, Macreadie of P. A. C. 

Vermont won the second annual cross-country 
race with Bowdoin at Burlington, Nov. 9. The 
race was very close and exciting from first to 
last. The score was: Vermont 24, Bowdoin 21. 
The men finished in the following order: Hay- 
den, Vermont ; Hall, Bowdoin ; Jones, Vermont ; 
Tarbox, Bowdoin; Oldrich, Vermont; Haskell, 
Bowdoin; Bacon, Bowdoin; Mimkler, Vermont; 
Tenniem, Vermont. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 


ber for the clean, hard, and spirited fighting 
the team. 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 


L. E. Jones, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

W. R. Spinney, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 

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Vol. XLII. NOVEMBER 12, 1912 No. 17 

The entire college is proud of 
The Maine Game the way in which the football 

team contested the game with 
Maine Saturday, fighting with all the strength 
they had against the far greater weight of their 
opponents. Their stand on the- one-foot line, 
when Maine was held for downs, marks the team 
as one which possesses the Bowdoin spirit in full 
measure. Although everyone hoped for victory, 
the showing of the team against the odds they 
had to face was entirely creditable. One thing 
which has characterized their playing during the 
entire season has been the small number of penal- 
lies imposed upon them : their game has been 
clean, no matter what kind of a game their oppo- 
nents were playing. The game Saturday was 
comparatively free from penalties : Maine lost 65 
yards and Bowdoin, five. With the Vermont 
game next Saturdav, a game which the College 
expects the team to win, comes the close of a sea- 
son which has not been marked with a series of 
victories; but a season that Bowdoin will remem- 

It is the hope of the Orient 
Political Clubs that the completion of the 
presidential campaign will not 
cause the immediate disbanding of the political 
clubs which have done so much to enliven the 
local struggle. At least one of the losing move- 
ments is not at all dismayed but ''ever hopeful of 
the future ;" and the winning party can well af- 
ford to keep up the interest of its followers by a 
continuation of its organization. The Orient 
suggests permanent organization for each one of 
the clubs, with an occasional passage-at-arms to 
maintain the attention of the undergraduates 
upon national questions and thus meet the criti- 
cism that we live too much in a world of our own. 


The meeting of the Association of Colleges in 
New England is to be held in Hubbard Hall on 
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12 and 13. 
The colleges are to be represented at the meeting 
as follows : Harvard University — President Ab- 
bott Lawrence Lowell, Professor William Ben- 
nett Munro; Yale University — Dean Frederick 
Scheetz Jones, Professor Henry Crosby Emery ; 
Brown University — Dean Otis Everett Randall, 
Professor James Quayle Dealey ; Dartmouth Col- 
lege — President Ernest Fox Nichols, Professor 
Gordon Ferrie Hull ; University of Vermont — 
Professor Samuel Fliot Bassett : Williams Col- 
lege — President Harry Augustus Garfield, Pro- 
fessor Henry Daniel Wild ; Amherst College — 
President Alexander Meiklejohn, Professor 
Thomas Cushing Esty ; Middlebury College — 
President John Martin Thomas, Professor Ed- 
ward Day Collins ; Trinity College — Professor 
Frank Cole Babbitt ; Wesleyan University — Pres- 
ident William Arnold Shanklin, Professor Frank 
Walter Nicolson ; Tufts College — Dean Frank 
George Wren, Professor John Sterling Kingsley ; 
Boston University — Dean William Marshall 
Warren, Professor Norton Adams Kent ; Clark 
University — Professor Henry Taber; Clark Col- 
lege — President Edmund Clark Sanford ; Bow- 
doin College — President William DeWitt Hyde, 
Dean Kenneth Charles Morton Sills. 

The first session of the meeting will be held at 
Hubbard Hall at 2 o'clock Tuesday, at which a 
program consisting of sixteen subjects, proposed 
by the various colleges represented, will be dis- 
cussed. Tea will be served informally at Hub- 
bard Hall at 5 o'clock Tuesday to the delegates of 
the Association and the Faculty of the College.. 



This is the first time in fifteen years that the 
meeting has been held here in Brunswick. 


It has been announced that George Edward 
Woodbury, Litt.D., LL.D., will deliver the Annie 
Talbot Cole lectures this year. The subject is 
"The Way of a Poet" and the lectures will be de- 
livered as follows: November 25, "Illusion;" 
December 2, "The Denial of Life ;" and Decem- 
ber 9, "The Affirmation of Life." Dr. Woodbury 
has been Professor of English Literature at the 
University of Nebraska, and of Comparative Lit- 
erature at Columbia University. He is recog- 
nized as our leading literary critic; and is the 
author of several books, among which are : Life 
of Edgar Allen Poe, Life of Nathaniel Haw- 
thorne, Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson, America 
in Literature, and Makers of Literature. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

Rev. H. E. Dunnack '97 spoke before the Chris- 
tian Association Thursday evening, taking as his 
subject, "The Challenge of Tomorrow." 

"Some men live in the past, others in the pres- 
ent," he said, "but the man who lives in tomorrow 
gets the most from both past and present. To- 
morrow is the day when forests will be conserved 
and swamps and deserts reclaimed for the use of 
mankind. Tomorrow will see the completion of 
great enterprises. But before one can receive all 
the advantages of tomorrow he must first prove 
himself efficient and capable of fulfilling all the 
demands which the future imposes. 

Those who will answer the challenge of tomor- 
row must be prepared mentally and physically. A 
sound mind and a healthy body are essential to 
the proper carrying out of our duties. One must 
also have the proper kind of a soul ; a deep relig- 
ious belief is a prime essential in the correct an- 
swering of the demands of the future. Men must 
therefore go out prepared in mind and body and 
spirit for the tasks which are to confront them, 
and be able to answer courageously the challenge 
of tomorrow. ' ' 

The speaker at the Y. M. C. A. meeting on 
Thursday will be Rev. John H. Nolan, rector of 
the Episcopal Church in Lewiston. Mr Nolan 
was for some time a curate in the Cathedral at 
Portland ; he spoke effectively at the Y. M. C. A. 
last year. 

This week is observed as a Week of Prayer in 
all the colleges of the country. At Bowdoin spe- 
cial brief meetings will be held at noon, and a 
special address by Dean Hodges on Sunday even- 
ing will conclude the series. The noon meetings 

will begin at one o'clock and close in time for the 
first afternoon recitation; they will be held in the 
Y. M. C. A. room. Crowell, president of the As- 
sociation, spoke at the first meeting yesterday, 
and Douglas addressed the meeting this noon. 
Tomorrow, President Thomas of Middlebury is 
expected to be the speaker. President Thomas, 
who is here attending the meeting of the Presi- 
dents of all the New England colleges, is a 
preacher of note and has been a college preacher 
in many institutions. President Hyde will speak 
Thursday noon and the speaker on Friday will be 
David R. Porter '06, who is now in charge of the 
Y. M. C. A. work in all the secondary schools of 
the country. Porter was the first Maine Rhodes 
scholar, scored the memorable touchdown against 
Harvard in 1902, and is on the Advisory Commit- 
tee of the Y. M. C. A. This will probably be the 
only time that he can speak at Bowdoin this year. 

The membership of the Association, last week, 
was 248, which is the largest in the history of the 
Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. 

The deputation work, which was successfully 
started last year, will be continued this year; one 
hundred letters have been sent to nearby towns 
explaining the work. 

The social service committee plans to continue 
the Thanksgiving collection for the poor of 
Brunswick ; last year money enough was contrib- 
uted to buy Thanksgiving dinners for nearly a 
dozen needy families. The collections of old 
clothes and magazines, for the Sailors' Mission 
and the prison will be made this fall. 

Rev. George Hodges, Dean of the Berkeley 
Theological School, will be the college preacher 
next Sunday. Dean Hodges is one of the promi- 
nent Episcopal ministers of the East and was at 
some of the larger churches before he gave up 
the routine work and went to the Berkeley 
School. During the past few years he has writ- 
ten a great deal on religious subjects and con- 
cerning religion. 

He was born at Rome, New York, in 1856 and 
received his college education at Hamilton, ob- 
taining his A.B. degree in 'JJ and his M.S. five 
years later. His theological education was re- 
ceived at the Western Pennsylvania Seminary. 


Pres. Hyde spoke of the three kinds of religion : 
positive, comparative and superlative. These he 
illustrated by the story of Esau, who sold his 
birth-right fcr a mess of pottage; tha parable of 
the Pharisee; and the parable of the merchant 


man seeking goodly pearls. Esau desired imme- 
diate good, but obtained it at the price of a great 
future good, a price he had no right to pay. We 
find this same condition in every day life. Men 
desire a present good and obtain it only by the 
sacrifice of great future benefits to themselves, 
their families and those dependent upon them, 
and to society in general. No man desires evil, 
nor will he seek it if he obtains it, it is because in 
obtaining some small present good he was blind 
to the evil that was sure to follow. The chances 
are ten thousand to one that the man seeking 
present natural good is doing wrong. 

But worse than this is the man who thinks him- 
self better than his neighbor because he does not 
indulge in certain evil practices to which his 
neighbor may be addicted. This is the worst at- 
titude a man can possibly have. This man is 
worse than the neighbor with whom he compares 

The superlative form of religion is illustrated 
by the merchant man seeking goodly pearls, who 
when he found one of surpassing value, sold all 
his other possessions that he might obtain it. This 
exemplifies the quest for the best and should be 
every man's attitude in life. Each of us should 
be ready to sacrifice all present goods to obtain 
the best. Of course we can never hope to obtain 
the best on this earth, but all of us may have an 
opportunity to obtain a future good immeasurably 
greater than the present benefits we have to give 
up, and at such a crisis we should not hesitate to 
choose the future good. We must remember that 
whatever choice we make, all other alternative 
benefits are forever lost to us. 


The Saturday Club will give a concert Thurs- 
day evening, Nov. 14 in Memorial Hall, to which 
students will be admitted free. The entertain- 
ment will be given by Parker's Boston Imperials 
— a male quartet, a soprano soloist, and a harp, 
flute, and violin trio. A most enjoyable musical 
evening is anticipated. 


Wednesday afternoon the Freshman and Soph- 
omore classes elected their football captains and 
managers as follows: 1916, George R. Stuart of 
Augusta captain, Richard S. Fuller of Rockland 
manager; 1915, Daniel M. Mannix of Portland 
captain, George C. Thompson of Augusta man- 
ager. The captains called out the candidates for 
the teams Thursday, and the two squads are now 
practicing daily, getting in trim for the annual 
Freshman-Sophomore game which will probably 

be played the Saturday before Thanksgiving. 
Twenty Freshmen and fifteen Sophomores came 
out last week and additions are expected this 
week from the varsity substitutes and the second 
team. The following men have reported for the 
Freshman eleven : ends, Drummond, Glidden, 
Poore, Woodman ; tackles, Fortin, G. Olsen, Ram- 
sey, Taber; guards, Chase, Ramsdell, Richardson; 
centers, Lull, Webber; backs, Captain Stuart, 
Doten, Fuller, Greeley, Haseltine, Ginty, Petten- 
gill, Weatherill. Among the Sophomore candi- 
dates are Captain Mannix, Coxe, Cross, Eastman, 
Keegan, Floyd, MacCormick, MacWilliams, Mc- 
Kinnon, Roberts, Rodick, P. Smith, Somers, 

Meetings anO Eallies 

On Tuesday evening an election rally was held 
at which everybody present had a thoroughly 
good time even though some of them watched the 
defeat of their chosen political parties posted be- 
fore them . The meeting opened about eight 
o'clock with a selection by the band ; apples and 
cider were then brought forth, pipes were lighted 
and general preparations made to enjoy the even- 
ing. Douglas, with the characteristic piece of 
plaster on his nose, officiated, and was ably assist- 
ed by "Chuck" Crosby in posting the returns 
which were received by telephone at the Dean's 
office. Sum Mountfort ably impersonated Taft, 
Doc Merrill in cap and gown gave a noble imper- 
sonation of the learned Wilson, while Rawson in • 
a rough rider's costume appeared with a "This-is- 
bully-boys," led three cheers for himself, and sat 
down to watch the returns. During the evening 
Loring Pratt and Johnny Dunphy gave some 
readings which were greatly appreciated and 
much applauded. But by far the most striking 
remarks were made by Douglas, whose appeal to 
the spirit of the undergraduates to send two hun- 
dred men to Orono brought results. Later in the 
evening the settees were moved back, and while 
some of the fellows danced others gathered 
around the piano and made the night air melo- 

Colonel Frank Plummer '87 was the principal 
speaker at the rally before the Maine game Fri- 
day night. Colonel Plummer expressed the 
spirit of every Bowdoin man, whether graduate 
or student, when he said that supporters of Old 
Bowdoin everywhere would feel satisfaction in 
the knowledge that the team had played a good 
clean game. Colonel Plummer told of several 
instances when Bowdoin pluck had made good, 
and he said that it was the same kind of pluck 
that was going to be in evidence on the field at 


J 43 

Other speakers of the evening were Professors 
Davis and Bell and Cedric Crowell, presiding. 
Ralph Buell led the cheering. 

The Y .M .C. A. Cabinet held its regular meet- 
ing at the D. K. E. House last Thursday evening. 
A number of important questions of policy were 
discussed, but no matters were definitely decided 

On last Wednesday evening the Dramatic Club 
met, with Manager John E. Dunphy '13 presiding. 
The following officers were elected for the com- 
ing season: Cedric R. Crowell '13, president; Wil- 
liam J. Nixon '13, manager; Winthrop S. Greene 
'13, senior member of the executive council. 

fDn t&e Campus 

Seneranee ex-'i4 was on the campus over Sun- 

Professor Mitchell was recently elected presi- 
dent of the Brunswick Dramatic Club. Professor 
F. W. Brown was elected as a member of the ex- 
ecutive committee. 

Dean Sills will represent the College next Sat- 
urday at a meeting of the Committee of Maine 
Colleges with the State Superintendent of 

The Ail-Americans, composed of former Bow- 
doin stars, coaches, ineligibles, and second team 
men defeated the varsity in an afternoon game 
last Wednesday, 10 to 6. Frank Smith scored 
the winning play with a drop kick from the 28 
yard line during the last few minutes of play. 
Quite a crowd watched the performance. Nick- 
erson, the veteran trainer, was referee and the 
rounds lasted 10 minutes. 

Earl L. Wing '10 was on the campus Wednes- 
day and Thursday. 

Freshman warnings were issued Tuesday. Out 
of the 117 men in the entering class, 32 received 
major and 37 minor warnings. Last year the 
Freshman class numbered 81, and 15 major and 
43 minor warnings were issued. 

As a result of the examinations for Library as- 
sistant, E. B. Poore '16 and A. W. Canney '16 
have been chosen from the Freshman class. 

C&e JLi&ratp Caole 

Miss Lucy F. Young of Winchester, Mass., a 
daughter of Rev. Dr. Joshua Young of the Class 
of 1845, has recently presented the Library with a 
rare lithograph, published by Joseph Griffin and 
representing the college buildings and the campus 
as it appeared in 1845. This lithograph was en- 
graved from a daguerreotype taken by Hendee. 
The college librarian is very desirous of learning 

whether this daguerreotype is still in existence. 
It would throw light upon the period at which the 
long walk extending south from Massachusetts 
Hall was first laid out and the trees were planted 
at its sides. 

Strongly reenforced is the history department 
with the addition of "Readings in American Con- 
stitutional History, 1776-1876," edited by Prof. 
Allen Johnson. Mr. Johnson was Thomas Brack- 
ett Reed Professor in History and Political 
Science at Bowdoin until his departure in 1910. 
He is now Professor of American History in 
Yale University. Then, there is the "History of 
the United States, Vol. Ill," treating of the 
American Revolution, 1761-1789, by Edward 

For all ages and all temperaments is the "Home 
Book of Verse: American and English (1580- 
1911)," compiled by Burton E. Stevenson. An- 
other book, widely recommended by eminent au- 
thorities, is "Moral Leadership and the Ministry" 
by Edward E. Keedy. This work is that combi- 
nation of passion and argument which is neces- 
sary for successful ministry. 

Writings regarding college work and college 
life are by no means scarce. In the Twentieth 
Century Magazine for October, there is an arti- 
cle by Richard Rees Price, Director of the Ex- 
tension Division of the University of Kansas, 
showing how that university is following the pol- 
icy of doing research work and public service, as 
well as that of instructing the youths in its class 

Baseball receives interesting treatment in the 
Review of the World section of Current Litera- 
ture, under the titles "Baseball Eclipses Politics," 
"Physical Problems in Baseball" and "Curious 
Antics of a Baseball." Scribner's for November 
contains an article by Henry Cabot Lodge en- 
titled "Some Early Memories." The author re- 
calls his school and college days, including the 
Civil War and the impression it made upon him 
as a boy. During his course at Harvard the insti- 
tution underwent the change from the old Puritan 
type to the modern type of college. The senator 
deplores the elective system for studies. In the 
same magazine, good reading is also found in 
Paul Van Dyke's "College Life — A Word to 
Fathers Who Have Not Been to College but 
Whose Sons Want to Go." 


Tuesday, Nov. 12. — 1.00 p. m. Week of Prayer 
Half Hour Meeting, Douglas '13, leader. 
Meeting of the Association of New England 


2 p. m. Meeting in Hubbard Hall. 



5 p. m. Tea given in honor of the visitors 

in Hubbard Hall. 

8 p. m. Meeting in Hubbard Hall. 

7 p. m. Meeting of Debating Council in 
Massachusetts Hall. Discussion of the ad- 
visability of holding a series of interclass 
Wednesday, 13. — 1.00 p. m. Week of Prayer 

Half Hour Meeting, Prof. McConaughy, 


9 a. m. Meeting of the Association of New 
England Colleges in Hubbard Hall. 
Thursday, 14. — 1. 00 p. m. Week of Prayer Half 

Hour Meeting, President Hyde, leader. 

7 p. m. Y. M. C. A. Meeting, Rev. John H. 
Nolan of Lewiston, speaker. 

8 p. m. Concert in Memorial Hall. Parker's 
Boston Imperials. 

Friday, 15. — 1.00 p. m. Week of Prayer Half 

Hour Meeting, David R. Porter '06, leader. 

7.30 p. m. Rally in Memorial Hall. 
Saturday, 16. — 2.30 p. m. Football, Bowdoin vs. 

U. of Vermont, in Portland. 

2.30 p. m. New England Cross-Country 

Meeting of the Committee on College and 
Secondary School Relationships, at Bruns- 
Sunday, 17. — College Preacher, Dean George 

Hodges of Berkeley Seminary, Cambridge. 

10.45 Dean Hodges preaches at The Church 
on the Hill. 

5.00 p. m. Dean Hodges speaks at Chapel. 

7.30 p. m. Dean Hodges conducts the closing 
service of the Week of Prayer, at the St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church. 
Monday, 18. — 7 p. m. Meeting of the Y. M. C. A. 

Normal Classes. 

7.30 p. m. Meeting of the Student Council. 

8 P. m. Illustrated Lecture, Memorial Hall. 
Mr. Nat M. Brigham, "The Grand Canyon 
of Arizona." 

those to whom he endeared himself by his sterling 

character and fidelity. 

James Everett Philoon, 
Earl Spaulding Thompson, 
Sam West, 

For the Chapter. 


Hall of Alpha Delta Phi, November 1, 1912. 

It is with deepest regret that the Bowdoin 
Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi records the death on 
September nth of one of its founders, Henry 
Hill Boody of the Class of 1842. At the time of 
his death he was the oldest alumnus of the col- 
lege. He has always shown a deep interest and 
loyalty both to the college and the fraternity. In 
the many walks of life he followed he achieved an 
enviable record. 

The Chapter expresses its deep sympathy to 

alumni Department 

'57. — Another alumnus who, in quite a different 
line helped humanity, and who has now gone to 
his rest is Louis Orsmand Brastow, late of New 
Haven, Ct. Mr. Brastow died August 12th at the 
age of seventy-eight years. 

Louis Orsmand Brastow was born in Brewer 
on March 23, 1834. After receiving a common 
school education in his home town, he taught 
school there for some time. After that he en- 
tered Bowdoin, graduating from here in 1857. 
He then entered the Bangor Theological Semi- 
nary from which he graduated in i860. 

In the year of his graduation he was ordained 
as pastor of a Congregational Church in St. 
Johnsbury. In 1870 he acted as a member of the 
Vermont Constitutional Convention, and he held 
that position until 1872. In 1861 he was made 
chaplain of the Twelfth Regiment of Vermont 
Volunteers, serving them during the war. 

In 1872 he was chosen pastor of the First 
Church in Burlington, Vt, acting in that capacity 
for eleven years. 

He left this work to take a position as Profes- 
sor of practical Theology in the Yale Divinity 
School, where he served as a professor until 1907, 
when he was given the title of professor emeritus. 
At one time he was also dean of the divinity 

Mr. Brastow was a regular contributor to the 
religious press and also published two or three 
books. Chief of these were "The Representative 
Modern Preachers," published in 1904, and "The 
Modern Pulpit," published two years later. His 
ability was recognized by this college in 1880 
when he received the degree of D.D. and by Yale 
five years later when he was accorded the distinc- 
tion of an honorary A.M. 

Mr. Brastow married, early in his career, Miss 
Martha B. Ladd, and they were blessed with two 

The steadfastness of purpose which led this 
alumnus to follow his favorite field of labor, 
through incalculable sacrifice, and even on to the 
battlefield to help those who were in spiritual an- 
guish, shows that he was a true son of Bowdoin 
and he retained in his after life, the most valuable 
thing we can get from our college days : — a desire 
to help others and steadfastness of purpose. 




NO. 18 


That Bowdoin CAN play football and win, was 
unquestionably demonstrated at the Pine Tree 
grounds Saturday afternoon. On a wet, sticky 
field, under the odds of playing a heavier team, 
Bowdoin came to her own at last and won one of 
the best games played in the State this year. 

The team as a whole made the best showing 
that it has this season in team work, hard offense, 
and clean, smashing tackling. Every man ap- 
peared to be in as perfect condition and as fresh 
as he was in mid-season. They were certainly 
there with the punch at every minute of the play. 

The Bowdoin line fought the hardest kind of a 
game. One or more linemen broke through Ver- 
mont's primary defense on every play. Pratt, 
Douglas, Wood and Leadbetter had it on their 
opponents from the first whistle. Time and again 
they broke through and tackled the Vermont 
backs for losses of 5 to 10 yards, and it was due 
to their smashing game that Bowdoin was able to 
make such long and frequent gains through line 
plunging. It is by no means meant that these 
were the only fighters in the line. Every Bow- 
doin player was a fighter, and no distinction can 
be made in favor of any one man. Crosby played 
a cool, steady game at quarter. He used his head 
well, and ran his team smoothly and with good 
generalship. Faulkner was the star of the game, 
and his wonderful dodging was the sensation of 
the afternoon. Twice he ran through the whole 
Vermont team for gains of 20 and 30 yards. La- 
Casce put up the steady, cool game that he always 
plays. He gained consistently when given the 
ball, and played a hard, smashing defensive 
game. Weatherill put up as fine a game at sec- 
ondary defense as has been seen this season. He 
stopped the Vermonters several times in the open 
field when it seemed that they were clear, and 
when "Bob" tackled a man, the ball stopped mov- 

Bowdoin played straight old-fashioned football, 
relying on line plunging and short end runs. 
Several forward passes were tried but all failed 
but one. Vermont used open formations and 
complicated plays during the first of the game, 
but were forced to fall back on regular football. 
For Vermont Sefton and Whalen starred. The 

game was cleanly played and good feeling pre- 
vailed on the field. 


LaCasce kicked to Vermont's 15 yard line. 
Putnam recovered the ball and carried it back 10 
yards. A short forward pass by Smith, tackle by 
Wood. Currier 5 yards. Smith 1 yard. Sefton 
S yards through Lewis. Smith 5 yards, tackled 
by Pratt. Vermont penalized 15 yards for hold- 
ing. Smith made 1 yard around right end,, 
tackled by Hinch. Smith punted to Bowdoin's 
20 yard line. Weatherill recovered the ball and 
advanced 15 yards. Weatherill makes 5 yards 
more through right guard. LaCasce held for no 
gain. Weatherill 3 yards through skin tackle. 
LaCasce 8 yards through left guard. First down. 
LaCasce 3 yards through right guard. Faulkner 
made a brilliant run of 22 yards around right end. 
Weatherill was held for no gain through the line.. 
LaCasce made 3 yards through left guard. 
Weatherill's forward pass intercepted by Currier, 
who was held for no gain by "Duff" Wood. 
Smith held for no gain. Currier ditto. Smith 
punted. Crosby allowed the ball to roll over the 
line. Ball returned to scrimmage on the 25 yard 
line. Weatherill and LaCasce gain 2 yards 
through the tackles. Faulkner makes first down 
by an 8 yard plunge through left tackle. Ver- 
mont off side. Bowdoin's ball, first down, on Ver- 
mont's 40 yard line. After a few failures to 
gain. LaCasce punted. Hinch recovered the ball 
on the 35 yard line. Hinch replaced by Dole. 
Bowdoin failed to make first down. Vermont's 
ball on her 25 yard line. Here Vermont uncov- 
ered her triple forward pass, but was unsuccess- 
ful. Vermont failed to make downs. End of 
first period, with the score 0-0. 
Second Period 
Bowdoin's ball, 7 yards to make. Faulkner and 
Weatherill failed to make the distance. Sefton 
made 9 yards through Leadbetter. Smith 1 yard 
through center, tackled by Wood. Smith 8 yards 
around end. Currier held for no gain by Lead- 
better. Sefton about 2 yards. Fourth down 1 
inch to go. "Duff" held Currier for y 2 inch gain. 
Bowdoin's ball on the 20 yard line. Weatherill 
rushed the ball 8 yards through right guard. 
Weatherill made first down. LaCasce fumbled 
and Vermont recovered, and carried the ball 5 



yards. Pratt broke through and nailed Smith for 
a loss of 10 yards. Smith tried a place kick. The 
whole Bowdoin line broke through and blocked 
it. Faulkner recovered the ball and tore down 
the field for 23 yards. Line plunges by Faulkner, 
Lewis and LaCasce gave Bowdoin first down. 
Faulkner dodged through the entire Vermont 
team for thirty yards and a touchdown. (Bow- 
doin cheering section goes wild.) LaCasce kicked 
a perfect goal. (Repeated wildness in Bowdoin 
section.) Foster replaced Weatherill. Both 
teams penalized for holding. The ball see-sawed 
in the middle of the field till the end of the half. 
-Score, Bowdoin, 7; Vermont, o. 
Third Period 

Dole replaced Page at end. Whalen kicked to 
Leadbetter on the 25 yard line. LaCasce punted 
40 yards. Smith recovered the ball and ran it 
back 10 yards. Sefton made 16 yards around left 
end. Douglas and Pratt held Currier for no gain 
on an attack at center. Smith punted a long, low 
kick up the center of the field. Barry replaced 
Douglas at center. Bowdoin set back 15 yards 
for holding. LaCasce had to punt. Putnam 
recovered the ball but was downed in his tracks 
by Leadbetter. Vermont made first down but was 
compelled to punt after failing to get off two for- 
ward passes. Crosby recovered the ball on the 5 
yard line. LaCasce punted to the 40 yard line. 
Fitzpatrick replaced Smith and fumbled the first 
ball passed to him. Faulkner recovered the ball 
hut was unable to make any distance. Both 
teams punted several times and tried forward 
passes without success. The ball remained in the 
middle of the field for the rest of the period. 
Neither goal in danger during the whole period. 
Fourth Period 

Gallagher replaced Putnam, and Hayes went 
in for Salmond. Whalen punted to Crosby on 
the 8 yard line. Faulkner and LaCasce were 
both held for no gain. Foster replaced Faulkner. 
LaCasce punted to Gallagher on the 22 yard line. 
Vermont penalized and ball went to Bowdoin. 
Weatherill and LaCasce made first down. Ver- 
mont line stiffens up, and held Bowdoin for no 
gain the next three downs. LaCasce punted. 
Leadbetter went in left half and Brown took 
right tackle. Pike replaced Barry. Leadbetter 
was given the ball on the next two rushes and 
made first down. The whistle blew as Leadbetter 
recovered a fumble. 

Hinch, Dole, le re, Sefton 

Wood, It rt, Flynn 

Pratt, lg rg, Salmond, Hayes 

Douglas, Barry, Pike, c c, Farr 

Lewis, Hall, rg lg, Berry 

Leadbetter, J. Brown, rt It, Whalen 

Page, Dole, re le, Claffey 

Crosby, qb qb, Currier 

Weatherill, Foster, Leadbetter, lhb 

rhb, Smith, Fitzpatrick 

Faulkner, Foster, rhb.... lhb, Putnam, Gallagher 

LaCasce, f b f b, Frank 

Score — Bowdoin, 7; Vermont, o. Touchdown, 
Faulkner. Goal from touchdown, LaCasce. 
Referee, Hapgood, Brown. Umpire, Tufts, 
Brown. Head linesman, McGrath, Boston Col- 
lege. Time, 20 minute preiods. 

After the picture at Webber's yesterday after- 
noon, Robert Thomas Weatherill, '14, was 
elected football captain for next year. For three 
years "Bob" has been a star in the backfield 
and his long end runs and hard, smashing tackles 
have been features of every game. Many times 
he has snatched the team from defeat. Here's 
hoping that next year he will lead Bowdoin to 


The Bowdoin College student body turned 
themselves into Portland boys last Saturday. 
The marching, cheering and spirit displayed was 
excellent. After the game the squad had a very 
successful banquet at the Falmouth Hotel. 

At the post-prandial exercises Capt. "Duff" 
Wood presided. He called on the senior mem- 
bers of the squad for short speeches. Those re- 
sponding were Pike '13, Douglas '13, Page '13, 
Hinch '13, J. Brown '13, Crosby '13, Daniels '13, 
Dole '13. Coach Bergin, "Buster" Crosby, 
"Nick" and "Sum" Mountfort also responded to 
toasts. The same note ran through all the re- 
marks ; that, although the season had been one of 
disappointment as far as scores were concerned, 
all were mighty glad to have been out helping to 
make a team for Bowdoin, were mighty sorry to 
leave College and counted the friendship formed 
on the squad the best single thing in their college 
career. Other members of the squad and man- 
agers at the banquet were L. Smith '13, Pratt '14, 
LaCasce '14, Weatherill '14, Lew Brown '14, 
Leigh '14, Moulton '15, Lewis '15, Austin '15, 
McDonald '15, Evans '15, Livingstone '15, Ver- 
rill '15, Leadbetter '16, Foster '16, Barry '16, H. 
Wood '16 and Dyer '16. 

After the banquet the team occupied boxes at 
the Jefferson Theatre where the performance of 
"Little Boy Blue" was turned into a Bowdoin 



night. The intermissions were filled with cheers 
and songs and long distance conversation. 

Nothing marred the whole excursion, and 
everyone had the best kind of time and — we won. 


The Freshman and Sophomore football squads 
are putting on the finishing touches for their an- 
nual game to be played Saturday. Both squads 
have plenty of good material, and a close game is 
expected. Captain Stuart is coaching the Fresh- 
man backs, and Leadbetter, the varsity tackle, is 
■drilling the Freshman line, while Captain Man- 
nix, Philip Fox '14, and "King" Pratt, the varsity 
guard, are grooming the Sophomores for the con- 

The tentative line-up of the Freshman eleven, 
as announced by Captain Stuart, is as follows : 
Hagermann, le ; Woodman, It; Haywood, Ig; 
Lull, c ; Moulton, Chase, rg ; Rawson, rt ; Drum- 
mond. re : Fuller, qb ; Bamford, lhb ; Stuart 
(Capt.), Glidden, rhb ; Parsons, Hazeltine, fb. 
Although the Sophomore line-up has not yet 
teen definitely determined, it is quite certain that 
Captain Mannix will run the team at quarter- 
back, and that Roberts, Somers, P. Smith, and 
Coffin will fill the other backfield positions. The 
line will be selected from the following men : 
Austin, Coxe, Dunton, Floyd, Keegan, MacCor- 
mick, Melcher, Moulton, Rogers, Thompson and 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council held yes- 
terday noon the following men were awarded 
the football "B": Wood, Douglas, Dole, Hinch, 
Page, Crosby, Pratt, LaCasce, Weatherill, L. 
Brown, Lewis, Fauikner, Foster, Leadbetter, 
Barry — 15 in all. 


Announcement was made in the Commence- 
ment number of the Orient of a prize of fifty 
dollars, offered through the Music Committee of 
the Faculty, for the best Bowdoin song. The 
time limit of this contest, which is open to both 
graduates and undergraduates, will be January 
15, 1913. Competitors are requested to send their 
songs on or before that date to Mr. Edward H. 
Wass, chairman of the Music Committee. Each 
song should be signed with an assumed name, 
and accompanied by the author's name in a sealed 
envelope. The prize will not be awarded, if, in 
the judgment of the Committee, no worthy song 
is presented. 

If, as is confidently hoped and expected, this 
prize is awarded, another prize of the same 
amount will be offered for the best musical set- 
ting for the prize song, with April 1, 1913, as the 
time limit. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

Rev. John H. Nolan of Lewiston spoke before 
the Christian Association Thursday evening, tak- 
ing as his subject, "The Church of the Living 

"Years ago the significance of this name," he 
said, "was well known and understood : such men 
as Carlyle and Gladstone knew and often used 
this term. Nowadays there appears to be a singu- 
lar lack of knowledge of this most important ex- 
pression. Laymen must join with the clergy in 
making the significance of the Church felt and 
appreciated, for the clergymen cannot do all the 
work alone. Without educated laymen the 
Church must limp along the way. It is not nar- 
row as some would have us believe ; true it is not 
perfect for the very reason that it is made up of 

"To make men Christians is in one sense an 
economic principle. By making good men there 
will be less crime and therefore less cost for 
prisons and trials. The way in which to support 
the Church and make men come to church meet- 
ings is to interest them in Christ. It is because 
of the lack of interest in Him and His ideal that 
the term 'Church of the Living God' has lost so 
much of its significance among us today." 

Robert H. Gardiner of Gardiner, a graduate of 
Harvard Law School, founder of the Brother- 
hood of St. Andrew, and one of the foremost 
Episcopal laymen in the state, will speak to the 
Christian Association next Thursday. 

The Freshman Religious Committee has been 
announced as follows: Foster, chairman; Ful- 
ler and Haseltine, sub-chairmen; Anthony, Bam- 
ford, Bird, Canney, Churchill, Elliot, Edwards, 
Greeley, Hawes, Hescock, Little, H. T. Parsons 
and Rawson. During the week this committee 
will collect old clothes which are to be sent to 
Dr. Grenfell's mission in Labrador and to the 
Bates Settlement House in New York City. 
Magazines for the Sailor's Mission in Charles- 
town and text books for the loan library of the 
association are also solicited. Any member of 
the committee will gladly call for articles if noti- 

Colby statistics, just compiled, show that there 
'are now 396 students in college. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 


L. E. Jones, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

W. R. Spinney, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

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J. F. Rollins, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
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All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
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Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. NOVEMBER 19, 1912 No. 18 

Our Football Heri- 

The excitement of the last 
scrimmage has subsided, the 
echo of the last strains of 
Bowdoin Beata has died away in the distance; 
soon the football uniforms will be packed away 
and the College will settle down to the quiet 
work of the winter season. 

But before we turn our minds from the season 
just passed, let us consider what of permanent 
value we have gained from it. It seems to us 
that if there is anything of lasting worth in the 
football days which we should carry with us into 
the less spectacular part of the year's work it is 
that fine spirit of comradeship which is developed 
on the long afternoons of practice, side by side 
on Whittier Field and in the stands cheering as 
one man, not for self or for fraternity but for 

This same spirit should govern the members of 
the two upper classes as they proceed this week 
and next to the choice of their class officers. Let 
us not sink back into any individual selfishness 

or fraternity prejudice, but let the spirit of fair- 
ness and honor which prevailed on the football 
field extend into these other undergraduate func- 
tions. Let's prove to ourselves that the thing for 
which we have been yelling ourselves hoarse and 
taking willing bruises and the daily grind of 
practice is not a vain enthusiasm at a gladiatorial 
spectacle but that it is something higher, a spirit, 
which expresses itself in honor, fair play and 
friendship and will condemn anything that does 
not measure up to that standard. 

Those who withstand any tendency to combi- 
nation in class elections, those who vote only for 
the men whom they consider deserve the honors, 
regardless of other considerations, are fighting 
for the honor of Bowdoin as loyally as any ath- 
letic team and those who seek by any method to 
circumvent this spirit of fairness are quitting, 
quitting like the men on the football field who 
stop fighting before the game is over, quitting 
because they refuse to bear their little part in the 
building up of an undergraduate spirit in Bow- 
doin which will work out the problem of frater- 
nity and college by the actual comradeship of its 

A branch of college activity 
Quill Support which calls for the support of 
the alumni as much or more 
than any other undergraduate undertaking is the 
Quill. The literary magazine of such merit that 
it was ranked second among like college publica- 
tions last year surely deserves to have more than 
the hundred alumni subscribers at present on its 
list. There is an old debt, contracted through no 
fault of the men now in College, of over two hun- 
dred dollars. This debt can be paid and the paper 
put on a firm basis if the graduate subscribers to 
the Orient will subscribe to the Quill as well. 

The Orient desires to ex- 
An Honorable Record press to every member of the 

football team the apprecia- 
tion of the College for the way in which the team 
has fought through its schedule against odds. 
That schedule will not go down in the records as 
a successful one, but from the point of view of 
pure sportsmanship the season has been a com- 
plete success. The 1912 team has made a name 
for itself by its plucky game ; and the Orient 
records its admiration for that pluck, fairness, 
and fighting Bowdoin spirit. 

Michigan's new general catalogue shows that 
the University in its seventy-five years has given 
instruction to 43.666 students. 




A most delightful concert was given Thursday 
evening by the Parker Imperial concert company 
of Boston in Memorial Hall. This is the first of 
this season's affairs under the auspices of the 
Saturday Club and was attended by a large aud- 
ience composed of students and town people. 

The company, which consisted of eight people, 
was excellent and their program was extremely 
well chosen. Miss Hiltz, the prima donna, was 
called back again and again and her encores were 
applauded fully as much as her first numbers. 

The program included a great deal of well 
known music while the encores were of a lighter 
order. The personnel of the company : Evange- 
line Hiltz, prima donna soprano ; Raymond Sim- 
onds, tenor ; Lyman Hemenway, tenor ; John 
Smallman, baritone ; Alex Logan, bass ; Phyllis 
Hammond, harpist; Alberta Florence, violinist; 
Philip Morse, flutist. 


Traum der Sennerin Labitsky 

Harp, Violin, Flute 
Comrades in Arms Adam 

Charmant Oiseau David 

Soprano with Flute Obligato 
Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann Offenbach 

Quartet with Harp, Violin, Flute 
Meditation from Thais Massenet 

Old Favorites Arranged 

Tenor or Bass Solo, Selected 
Mazurka Schuecker 


Blue Danube Waltzes Strauss 


date of the trials will soon be announced. 


Tonight in Hubbard Hall there will be a meet- 
ing of the Debating Council at which the follow- 
ing question will be discussed: "Resolved, That 
the extent to which any student may participate 
in student activities should be subject to regula- 
tions made by the Student Council." All stu- 
dents are invited to be present, and as the ques- 
tion is one that should be of live interest to every 
man in college, there should be a good attendance. 

At their meeting on Thursday afternoon the 
Council voted to hold a debate between the Fresh- 
men and Sophomores directly after the Christ- 
mas vacation. All Freshmen and Sophomores 
are eligible to compete in the trials which will oc- 
cur shortly after Thanksgiving, and it is expected 
that a large number of men will try out for the 
teams. The subject of the debate and the exact 


The fifty-fifth annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion of Colleges of New England convened in 
Hubbard Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday, No- 
vember 12 and 13. Six college presidents, four 
deans and fifteen professors, representing fifteen 
of the leading colleges of New England, were in 
attendance. Sessions were held Tuesday after- 
noon and evening and Wednesday morning, at 
which sixteen topics of vital concern to colleges 
were discussed. Tuesday afternoon at five o'clock 
the Bowdoin faculty entertained the visiting del- 
egates with an informal reception. Wednesday 
morning the delegates attended Chapel, where 
President Lowell of Harvard briefly addressed 
the student body, touching upon the function of 
the college and the great opportunities for ad- 
vancing education that it holds out to ambitious 
young men. The convention closed Wednesday 
forenoon, and the visiting educators departed 
highly pleased with the conference and the Col- 


Last night in Memorial Hall Nathaniel Brig- 
ham gave his stereopticon lecture on "'The Grand 
Canon of Arizona." The photographs which Mr. 
Brigham exhibited were all taken by himself, 
and he has lived for many years in the west. The 
lecture was under the auspices of the Saturday 
Club, but a large number of students were pres- 
ent. Mr. Brigham was a classmate of President 
Hyde at Harvard. 

Under the auspices of the Saturday Club, Dr. 
Wiley .of ''pure food" fame will speak in Bruns- 
wick November 29, and the Ben Greet players 
will be here December 10. 


Dean Hodges of the Berkeley Divinity School 
preached at the Chapel service last Sunday. His 
subject was the hypocrisy of the right hand and 
he dealt with the common fault among college 
men of pretending to be worse than one really is. 
He pleaded eloquently for the life of aggressive 
goodness of the deliberate stand for the right 
and by that stand the resulting moral activity re- 
sulting inevitably in moral and spiritual strength. 

©n t&e Campus 

The winning of the Vermont game was an im- 
portant thing and the men on the team should be 
honored for it, but it is a very doubtful tribute to 



spoil the dignity of the Sunday Chapel service by 
"wooding" the team. The Freshmen were the 
only ones to do it. Moral : Get wise, Freshies, 
and wait for the upper-classmen to act first in 
this matter of student customs. 

The Senior class will elect its class day and 
regular class officers at a meeting Thursday eve- 
ning in the History Lecture Room. 

Next Friday afternoon Sousa and his Band 
will be at the Cumberland Theatre. It is expect- 
ed that the College will be out in full force to 
hear the great ''march king" and his organization 
render "Stars and Stripes Forever" and others. 

The first Saturday Club entertainment in Me- 
morial Hall, Parker's Imperials, drew a large 
crowd from the student .body. 

Work on this year's catalogue is nearing com- 

Quite a stir was caused in College and Delta 
Upsilon circles by the announcement of the mar- 
riage of Vurnyer Adrian Craig '13 and Miss 
Verna Harriet Larrabee of South Portland at 
Starks, Nov. 6. by Rev. George Ingram. Craig 
will continue his college course this year. 

Professor Alvord has a printed letter in the 
last issue of the Brunswick Record, in regard to 
the Progressive Party and the Press. 

The regulations and subjects for the American 
History Prize and Bennett Prize are posted on the 
bulletin board. Names of contestants should be 
handed to Profs. Bell or Hormell by Saturday. 

Meetings anD Rallies 

At a meeting of the Sophomore class held 
Wednesday afternoon the following officers were 
elected: James A. Lewis, President; Ellsworth 
A. Stone, Vice-President; Daniel W. Rodick, 
Secretary; George A. Hall, Treasurer. 

Next Thursday evening at 8 p. m. in Memorial 
Hall the Junior class will hold its election of of- 
ficers. The class and Ivy officers will be chosen 
and members elected to the Ivy and Assembly 

The Student Council held its usual meeting 
Monday night but did nothing of special im- 

The last football rally of the season was held 
Friday evening in Memorial Hall. Although the 
number of students present was small, there was 
plenty of spirit. The speakers were exceptional- 
ly good. The first speaker, Mr. McConaughy, 
outlined the proposed plans for having "Bowdoin 
Nights" in the larger cities of the State this year. 
The next speaker, Dean Sills, gave a short talk 
on the student support of the teams and college 
spirit in his student days. "Chuck" Crosby spoke 

briefly of the team and the plans for the game. 
The final speaker was Mr. David Porter '06, the 
first Rhodes scholar from Bowdoin. He spoke of 
the College and its athletics, bringing in incidents 
of his life at Oxford, and said that the test of 
Bowdoin spirit was in the support of a losing 
team. The whole program was interspersed with 
cheers and music by the band, making this last 
rally one of the best and most interesting of the 

C&e llitiracp Cable 

According to the World's Work for November, 
there were 4,856 students in the colleges of our 
country from foreign lands during 1911-12. Of 
these, Canada sent 898; West Indies, 698; China, 
549; Japan, 415; Mexico, 294; Germany, 143; 
Philippine Islands, 123; Korea, 21. The maga- 
zine calls attention to the fact that our civiliza- 
tion will in this way be stamped upon a wide area 
of the world. 

That the fraternity question is receiving atten- 
tion among women students as well as among the 
men is evinced by the appearance in the Novem- 
ber Century of "The Fraternity Idea Among Col- 
lege Women" by Miss Edith Rickert. The arti- 
cle is the result of a "comprehensive and impar- 
tial investigation." It will be followed in the 
next number by "What Can We Do About It?" 

Interesting for educators should be the article 
by William Mc. Andrews in the November 
World's Work entitled "One Remedy for Educa- 
tion." The author deplores the conservatism of 
our boards of education and the excess of the 
curriculum, or conventional, method of teaching 
in our schools. One remedy, he suggests, is mag- 
azine study for the scholars in place of much that 
is useless. 

Of more universal interest is the article in the 
Atlantic Monthly for November entitled "My 
Boyhood" by John Muir, the renowned geologist, 
explorer and naturalist. A vivid picture of life 
in New York City is found in "Your United 
States" by Arnold Bennett, in the November 
number of Harper's Monthly. 

Professor Nixon contributes an exegetical note 
on Juvenal to the Classical Review for Novem- 

A gift of 10 volumes and 40 pamphlets has 
been received from H. W. Bryant, Esq., of Port- 

A notable contribution to the department of 
drama is in the form of seven volumes. There 
are the dramatic adaptations of Crawford and 
The Vicar of Wakefield by Marguerite Mering- 
ton. Besides these works there are the original 



plays, The Marrying of Ann Leete by Granville 
H. Barker; The Girl With the Green Eyes by 
Clyde Fitch ; Seven Short Plays by Lady Greg- 
ory ; Jean d'Arc by P. W. Mackaye ; and Tragedy 
of Nan by John Masefield. 

That college presidents can relish a little non- 
sense now and then is testified by Eric's Book of 
Beasts by President David Starr Jordan of Stan- 
ford University. The book contains about a hun- 
dred jingles written for the amusement of his son 
Eric ; it tells of beasts both common and uncom- 
mon, and has fanciful pictures of them by a Jap- 
anese artist. Of the hospitable reptile, we learn 
This reptile is a hardened sinner; 
But when a friend drops in for dinner, 
He greets him with an open smile, 
And makes him merry quite a while. 
O let us, like this reptile, be 
Renowned for hospitality ! 


Tuesday, Nov. 19. — 5 p. m. Glee Club Rehearsal, 
Y. M. C. A. Room. 

6.45 p. m. Debate under auspices of English 
VI. Subject: Should the extent to which 
any student may participate in student activi- 
ties be subject to regulations imposed by the 
Student Council. 

Wednesday, 20. — 4 p. m. Trials for Soloist and 
Reader of Musical Clubs. 

Thursday, 21.— 7 p. m. Y. M. C. A. Meeting. 
Robert H. Gardiner of Gardiner, speaker. 
S p. m. Meeting of the Senior Class. 
8 p. m. Meeting of the Junior Class. 

Friday, 22. — 2.15. Concert by Sousa's Band at 
the Cumberland Theatre. 

Saturday, 23. — 2 p. m. Freshman-Sophomore 
Football Game on the Delta. 

Monday, 25. — Mid-Semester Warning for all 
classes appear. 

7 p. m. Meeting of the Y. M. C. A. Normal 

8 p. m. First Annie Talbot Cole Lecture. 
George E. Woodbury, LL.D., Litt.D., lec- 
turer. Subject, "Illusion." 

Tuesday, 26. — 8 p. m. Dance at the Theta Delta 

Chi House. 

8 p. m. Dance at the Zeta Psi House. 
^ 8 p. m. Lecture in Town Hall. Dr. Harvey 

W. Wiley, speaker. "Our Greatest National 


Kntercollegtate Botes 

A new University of Vermont publication bear- 
ing the name of Ye Crabbe made its initial ap- 
pearance this year. The paper, which is of a 

humorous vein, is an entirely new departure in 
the varsity literary circle. 

The General Education Board, founded by 
John D. Rockefeller, has given to the University 
of Maine the sum of $8,000, with which to pro- 
vide instruction in new farming methods for the 
people of Washington, Kennebec, Oxford and 
Cumberland Counties. This is the first year that 
this board has appropriated money for agricul- 
tural demonstration work in the Northern States. 
According to figures prepared by Professor 
Rudolph Tombo of Columbia the United States 
is rapidly becoming the educational center of the 
world. Dr. Tombo selected twenty-one of the 
leading universities of Germany and a like num- 
ber from America to make his comparison. In 
total registration he shows that the American 
universities have an enrolment of 75,000, as 
against 55,000 in the German institutions. The 
foreign students in Germany number 4500 and in 
the United States, 1500. The largest foreign del- 
egation in America is found at Columbia, with 
Pennsylvania, Harvard and Cornell following in 
the order named. 

Wesleyan University has recently received a 
gift of two new buildings, a fund of $60,000 for 
the erection of a new astronomical observatory 
and $75,000 for an addition to Fayerweather 

A survey of the moral, economic and social 
conditions of Waterville is to be taken by the 
Colby Y. M. C. A. and the classes in sociology 
and economics. 

A radical change in undergraduate study at 
Columbia is proposed in the annual report of 
Dean Keppel. If the dean's plan is put into ef- 
fect, the student, after completing two years of 
regular college work will notify the registrar of 
the course which he intends to pursue during the 
junior and senior years, and then will take up 
that course independently. His study may be in 
the classroom with other students or he may fol- 
low .out the work privately, coming up twice a 
year before a conference of his professors and 
there discuss the results of the work he has fol- 

The high cost of living has made its first in- 
road on college men at Cornell. The price of 
board has risen two dollars a week in a very short 

The dramatic club at Boston College is re- 
hearsing Macbeth and will stage the production 
in early December. There is a growing tendency 
for the college clubs to take a well known play 
rather than a farce. 

A new departure is being taken at Dartmouth 
with the building of the two new dormitories, one 
for the students and the other as a faculty apart- 

»5 2 


ment house. The faculty apartment house plan 
is one of the most radical of the eastern colleges' 
new systems. 

The new examination plan at Harvard has 
done what it was intended to do, says the Har- 
vard Faculty. It has allowed more men to enter 
from the public schools. This fall there were 
only four more private school men than public, 
something that has not happened for a long time. 

alumni Department 

'59. — A beautiful sonnet entitled ''Autumnal 
Leaves" from the pen of Rev. Edward N. Pom- 
eroy, appears in The Independent of November 

'76. — It is with sadness that the Orient records 
the death, during the summer, of one of our most 
loyal alumni, a man who has done much for his 
class since he has been out of college, Frank Ver- 
non Wright. Mr. Wright died very suddenly 
from a stroke of apoplexy August 3rd at Salem, 

Frank Vernon Wright was born in Boston, Oct. 
13, 1855. He fitted for college at the Boston 
Latin School, entering Bowdoin in 1872. The 
year after his graduation he spent in taking grad- 
uate work at this college and he then began the 
study of law which was to be his life work. He 
began this study with Hon. George F. Choate, 
himself a Bowdoin graduate of 1843, an d at that 
time the Judge of the Probate Court at Salem, 
Mass. After completing his preparation Mr. 
Wright opened a law office at Salem where he 
was located during his entire life. In 1886 he 
married Miss Cornelia Letitia Pennel of this 

In addition to his law business which he con- 
ducted since 1879, Mr. Wright was also interested 
in the activities of the legal profession of that 
city and somewhat in the political life. He once 
served as a clerk for the committee on accounts 
of the city council. He was also for several 
years the private law clerk of the late William 
C. Endicott who was at that time the Judge of 
the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. For the 
past ten years he has been the clerk of the First 
District Court of Essex County. He had also 
been just re-elected to this office before his death. 
He was also for thirty years the librarian of the 
Essex County Law Library. Mr. Wright was 
also a member of many orders and clubs in Salem. 

But perhaps the thing which most interests us 
as Bowdoin students and alumni is that Mr. 
Wright was always most active in the further- 
ance of the plans of his class as a group of grad- 
uates. In 1893, when a class history was issued 

on the 21st anniversary of the graduation of this 
class, Mr. Wright was one of the most active 
members of the committee which had this in 
charge. Anyone who has looked into this book 
which gives us a picture of the Bowdoin which 
existed about thirty-five years ago, cannot fail to 
appreciate the work which Mr. Wright put into 
the volume. 

Thus has passed another of our well known 
graduates. He was a man who not only has be- 
come prominent in the outside world, and thus 
spread the fame of his college there, but he has 
also spanned the gap which seems to exist be- 
tween the graduate and the student by his inter- 
est in the college after graduation. Thus, al- 
though many of us did not have the pleasure of 
knowing him personally, yet when we pick up the 
"History of the Class of 1876," we feel that here 
is a man who was indeed "loyal forever, until 
death did sever." 

'02. — Dr. Frederick A. Stanwood is giving in- 
struction in bacteriology to the third and fourth 
year men in the Harvard Medical School. 

'09. — Cards have been received announcing the 
marriage of Arthur L. Smith of New Vineyard, 
and Miss Drusilla Townsend of Sangerville. Mr. 
Smith since graduation has been interested in a 
manufacturing proposition at New Vineyard. 
The bride is a graduate of Bates. 

'09. — A daughter, Nathalie Clifford, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Smith at Dover, N. 
H., October 20th. Mrs. Smith was formerly Miss 
Agnes Maxwell Greene of Woodfords, Maine. 
Mr. Smith entered Harvard Law School the fall 
after his graduation and graduated from there 
last June. He passed the New Hampshire Bar 
examination in the same month and is at present 
located at Rochester, N. H., in the office of Leslie 
P. Snow, Esq. 

'10. — Elmer Hamilton Hobbs, the former Bow- 
doin pitcher whose good work on the mound will 
be recalled by the undergraduates and younger 
alumni, was married in Waterboro, Me., Oct. 
30th, to Natalie Nora Knight. The bride is a 
graduate of the Waterboro High School in 1906 
and from Gorham Normal School in 1910. Since 
her graduation she has been teaching in the Saco 
Grammar School. Mr. Hobbs is now associated 
with J. H. Gallagher in the marble and granite 
business at Waterboro. Since leaving college he 
has pitched for the Springvale team, and was 
captain of that aggregation during the last sea- 
son. The wedding was attended by George Ma- 
comber and Merton G. L. Bailey, both well 
known members of this class. 

'11. — Mr. John L. Roberts is now teaching at 
North Yarmouth Academy. 




NO. 19 

Back row — Lewis, Hinch, Douglas, Pratt, Leadbetter. Middle row — La Casce, Barry, Coach Bergin, Mgr. Smith, 
Ass't Mgr. Leigh, Foster. Front row— Page, Crosby, Faulkner, Capt. Wood, Weatherill, Brown, Dole. 


The victory over Vermont in Portland a week 
ago Saturday marked the close of the 1912 foot- 
ball season of the Bowdoin football team, a sea- 
son full of shattered hopes, and disappointments, 
but one in which the student body stood behind a 
fighting team from start to finish. There are no 
excuses to offer, no complaints to be made. The 
College is not downhearted over its showing. As 
long as ''the White" is represented by men of 
such calibre as those appearing in the picture 
above, as long as the team fights squarely and 
hard as did our team this year, we will consider 
that there is credit to the institution in being sup- 
ported by a losing team. Here's hoping the Ver- 
mont game, the last one of this season, will be 
the first one of a long string of victories to fol- 

Capt. "Duff" Wood at left tackle played a re- 
markable game this year on the defense, and, un- 
like most captains, improved steadily as the sea- 
son went on. He deserves the position on the all- 
Maine team which he has won for the last two 

Leo Pratt, at left guard, played the best game 
of his life two weeks ago against Vermont, and 
that is playing some. "King" does not appear 
often in the list of stars in the newspaper ac- 
counts, but he is steady as a clock and many of 
Bowdoin's best gains were due as much to the 
holes he opened as to the men carrying the ball. 
On defense he was a hard proposition for the op- 
ponents. The fact that his team mate and coach 
picked him as all-Maine guard is an indication 
of his real value to the team. 

It is hard to describe just what the team will 



lose at the graduation of Douglas, "the fighting 
center." There has never been a better exhibi- 
tion of Bowdoin spirit and grit than that made 
by "Doug" who, although declared physically un- 
fit to engage in the game, was out every night 
giving the best he had in him to the College. He 
made a brilliant finish to his rememberable foot- 
ball career here in his game against Vermont. 
Barry made a good substitute center and was in 
the game every minute of play. His speed and 
aggressiveness made up for his lack of weight. 

At the right of center, Alton Lewis was in 
every play, working like a Trojan and putting up 
a steady, consistent game. 

Leadbetter at right tackle was the "find" of the 
year. His game this year marks him as one of 
the best tackles we have had in a long while and 
in the next three years he will develop into a 
star of the first magnitude. 

The end positions were uncertain all season. 
Hinch, Lew Brown, Page and Dole were the 
regulars in the two wing positions and all played 
well. Fitzgerald played remarkably well at this 
position in the Bates game but was unfortunately 
disqualified for the rest of the season on account 
of scholastic work. 

Crosby at quarterback, before the end of the 
season, developed into a capable general and one 
whom his teammates could trust implicitly to di- 
rect the team. If he had another year or two 
"Chuck" would develop into a star. 

LaCasce at fullback played a steady, consis- 
tent game all year. His kicking was a large ad- 
dition to the team's strength and the way he stood 
up before the fast charges of the Bates ends and 
never faltered in his punts will not soon be for- 

Foster at halfback was not in shape to play un- 
til the beginning of the Maine series, but showed 
that he is a valuable man. With more weight 
and college experience he should develop into 
one of the best line-buckers seen here in a long 

Harry Faulkner at halfback was not in trim for 
a great part of the season, but played a brilliant 
game against Vermont. He is a very dangerous 
man with the ball on a dry field. 

Capt. -elect Bob Weatherill was, without doubt, 
the star of the team this year. The best ground 
gainer and the best tackier on the team, he played 
hard every minute of the game. Next year he 
should make a wonder. 

Coach Bergin worked hard with the team and 
followed its fortunes with the spirit of a Bowdoin 
man. Mountfort gave valuable service to the 
College in spending his afternoons on the field 

coaching the line men and second team. Next 
year we hope to see him in a Bowdoin uniform 
playing a star game at guard. 

"Doc" Smith as manager, with due respect to 
his predecessors, was from every point of view 
the best the College has had in a long time. He 
is unanimously the choice for all-Maine manager. 

The schedule of the season follows : 

Sept. 28 — Bowdoin 20, Ft. McKinley 6. 

Oct. 5 — Bowdoin 6, Wesleyan 7. 

Oct. 12 — Bowdoin o, Trinity 27. 

Oct. 19 — Bowdoin o, Tufts 34. 

Oct. 26 — Bowdoin 10, Colby 20. 

Nov. 2 — Bowdoin 6, Bates 7. \ 

Nov. 9 — Bowdoin 0, U. of M. 17. 

Nov. 16 — Bowdoin 7 , Vermont 0. 

SOPHS, 10; FRESHMEN, 3 -NOV. 23 

Seven years ago the Sophomores won the an- 
nual Freshman-Sophomore football game. For- 
tune smiled on them once more last Saturday and 
they won another game. 

It was a good hard contest from whistle to 
whistle and furnished plenty of excitement in 
every period. The Freshmen started off with a 
whirl, and at the end of the first period it looked 
as if they had a fair chance to win. The Sopho- 
mores, however, came back in the second period 
and had a little whirl of their own. Luckily for 
the Freshmen the ball was in the center of the 
field and the best the Sophomores could do was 
to tie the score by a well-placed field goal from 
the 20 yard line by Floyd. The ball was rushed 
up and down the center of the field all through 
the game and neither goal was in danger except 
when the Sophomores scored and during the last 
few minutes of play. 

The Freshmen were good in secondary defense, 
but weak in their line, while the Sophomores had 
their weight and strength all in the line. Lull and 
J. Moulton were the strong points in the Fresh- 
men line, and Moulton and Keegan in the Sopho- 
mores'. Floyd, of the Sophomores, was the best 
offensive man and his line plunging was a feature 
of the game. Glidden and Parsons were the 
ground gainers for the Freshmen, and they di- 
vided the honors with Floyd. MacCormick, the 
lightest end on record, played a fine game at end 
for the Sophs and dumped a lion's share of the 
Freshmen plays. Mannix ran his team well and 
was strong in running back punts. 


Glidden kicks off. After a loss of ground by 
a fumble, Floyd punts. Freshmen make first 
down but lose the ball. Fuller recovers the ball 
on the Sophomores' 20 yard line on a bad fum- 



ble. Glidden kicks a field goal from the 17 yard 
line. Period ends with the ball in the Sopho- 
mores' possession on their own 47 yard line. 
Score : Freshmen, 3 ; Sophomores, o. 
Second Period 

The Sophomores start in with a rush and car- 
ry the ball back 30 yards on the first two plays. 
Floyd kicks a field goal from the 20 yard line. 
An exchange of punts brings the ball back to the 
Freshmen's 5 yard line, where they hold for 
downs. The Freshmen rally, and carry the ball 
well down to the center of the field. Sophomores 
lose 20 yards on an attempt to punt. Score : 3-3. 
Third Period 

Floyd kicked off and Parsons carries the ball 
back 10 yards. Bamford makes 15 yards through 
center. Fuller loses 7 yards. Mannix recovers a 
fumble and gains 10 yards. Floyd kicks and Mac- 
Cormick recovers on the 20 yard line. Sophs 
penalized 10 yards. Floyd 15 yards through right 
guard. Floyd 12 yards more on the other side of 
the line. Mannix no gain. Somers 10 vards. 
Ball on the Freshmen's 3 yard line. First down. 
(Great excitement, and much good advice from 
the sidelines.) Floyd one-half yard. (Freshmen 
cheers.) Somers one-half yard loss. (Crowd 
pours on the field.) Floyd makes the touchdown 
through the right side of his line. Somers kicks 
the goal. At the end of the period the Freshmen 
have the ball on their own 28 yard line. Score : 
Sophomores, 10; Freshmen, 3. 
Fourth Period 

Glidden punts to the 25 yard line. Hagerman 
tackles Somers for no gain. Floyd punts. Glid- 
den recovers the ball and carries it back 10 yards. 
Glidden 5 yards. Freshmen penalized 5 yards, 
off side. Glidden punts and Smith runs the ball 
back 10 yards. Sophs penalized and fail to make 
downs. Sixteen seconds to play, Freshmen's ball 
on the 20 yard line. Glidden 11 yards. (Fresh- 
men rooters go wild ; silence in the Sophomore 
camp.) Mannix somehow gets the ball and tears 
off down the field, never stopping till he reaches 
the Gym. The game is over. 

The line-up : 


Dunton, Coxe, le re, Beal, Hagerman 

Austin, It rt, J. Moulton, Woodman, Pierce 

Keegan, lg rg, Olson, Taber, Robie, Fortin 

Thompson, c c, Lull 

Moulton, rg lg, Chase, Ramsdell 

McKinnon, rt It, Rawson 

MacCormick, re le, Wood, Drummond 

Mannix, qb qb, Fuller 

Somers, lhb rhb, Dyer, Bamford, Heseltine 

Smith, rhb lhb, Glidden 

Floyd, f b f b, Parsons 

Score, Sophs, 10; Freshmen, 3. Touchdown, 
Floyd. Goal from touchdown, Somers. Goals 
from field, Floyd, Glidden. Referee, Frank 
Smith. Umpire, Paul Douglas. Head linesman, 
Crosby. Time, 4 12-minute periods. 


The annual crop of All-Maine teams this fall 
was very scanty. Those picked by the papers 
did not agree to any extent and showed signs of 
hasty preparation without a knowledge of the 
field of material from which to pick. Two of the 
best selections were made by Coach Bergin and 
Captain Wood. This is Bergin's State team: — 
1. e., Danahy, Bates ; 1. t., Wood, Bowdoin ; 1. g., 
Pratt, Bowdoin; c, Baker, Maine; r. g., Sawyer, 
Maine; r. t., Bigelow, Maine; r. e., Thompson, 
Bates; q. b., Talbot, Bates; 1. h. b., Fraser, Colby; 
r. h. b., Weatherill, Bowdoin ; f . b., Shepard, 
Maine. Wood's selection differs in only two po- 
sitions, that of Cobb of Maine in place of Talbot 
for quarterback and Dyer of Colby in place of 
himself at left tackle. It will be noted that there 
are four Maine men in the lineup, three from 
Bowdoin, three from Bates and one from Colby. 


The Class of 1913 held the annual election of 
officers last Thursday evening, Nov. 21. The 
meeting was held in Adams Hall. Nominations 
were from the floor and all elections were by a 
majority vote, this majority being ascertained by 
the elimination of the lowest man in successive 
ballots until the majority was reached. The offi- 
cers in the order of election are as follows : 

President, Cedric R. Crowell. 

Marshal, Charles B .Haskell. 

Vice-President, Lawrence W. Smith. 

Secretary-Treasurer, James A. Norton. 

Poet, Edward O. Baker. 

Orator, Paul H. Douglas. 

Chaplain, Rensel H. Colby. 

Opening Address, Laurence A. Crosby. 

Historian, Stanley F. Dole. 

Closing Address, John E. Dunphy. 

Class Day Committee, Albert P. Cushman 
(chairman), Leon E. Jones, George L. Skolfield, 
Jr., Paul C. Savage, Theodore E. Emery. 


The Class of 1914 held their annual class elec- 
tions last Thursday evening in Memorial Hall. 
The Class Popular Man is not announced. The 
other officers in the order of choice is as fol- 

(Continued on page 156) 




Published every Tuesday op the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 



The members of the two up- 
Class Spirit per classes are to be congrat- 
ulated upon the way in which 

their elections during the past week were held. 

They are satisfied in each case that the men se- 

lected for the different offices represent the real 
choice of the class. The meetings were unmarred 
by any trace of factional dispute; and were on the 
other hand marked by a pleasing spirit of co- 
operation. The Orient hopes that this same 
spirit may be carried into all the undertakings of 
the year and may become as firm a Bowdoin tra- 
dition as fair play on the athletic field. 

Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 


L. E. Jones, 1913 K. A. Robinson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

W. R. Spinney, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

J. F. Rollins, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. NOVEMBER 26, 1912 No. 19 

With the approach of the 
Tomorrow Thanksgiving season, the 

Christian Association has as 
usual arranged for a practical application of the 
text that it is more blessed to give than to receive. 
Tomorrow it will take up a collection at the door 
of the Chapel for the purpose of furnishing as 
many dinners as possible to the needy families of 
the town : a work which has met with a most 
grateful response in the past and which it is high- 
ly desirable to continue. Everyone will enjoy 
his own Thanksgiving the more if he has the sat- 
isfaction of knowing that he has helped to pro- 
vide good cheer for those less fortunate than him- 
self. Tomorrow let generous contribution be the 

There is one omission from 
An Omission the annual catalogue which 

the Orient desires to bring 
to the attention of the College. Although there 
appears a statement concerning the Student 
Council, there is no mention of the Associated 
Students' organization or the blanket tax col- 
lected to support undergraduate activities. At 
the same time there is a statement of the low, 
average, and liberal expenses of students. From 
these lists are excluded such items as furniture, 
travelling expenses, class dues, and fraternity 
fees, "since the taste and character of the in- 
dividual students vary to such a degree that all 
such estimates are of little value." The blanket 
tax, however, calls for a fixed expenditure of 
fifteen dollars a year by every man who is to par- 
ticipate in the election of officers including the 
Student Council, and who is in general to take 
part in the activities of the Associated Students 
of the College. As such a fixed expense, the 
Orient believes that the blanket tax should be 
included in the statements of undergraduate or- 
ganizations and expenses. 

Junior Elections (Continued from page 155) 

Marshal, Clarence A. Brown. 

Orator, Alfred W. Newcombe. 

Poet, Kenneth A. Robinson. 

Chaplain, Charles A. Hatch. 

President, Elroy O. LaCasce. 

Vice-President, Lewis T. Brown. 

Secretary, Leo W. Pratt. 

Treasurer, Alfred E. Gray. 

Ivy Day Committee, George F. Eaton (chair- 
man), Louis A. Donahue, Francis X. Callahan, 
Richard E. Simpson, Earl S. Thompson. 

Assembly Committee, Robert D. Leigh (chair- 
man), Horace A. Barton, Reginald A. Monroe. 


The 1912-1913 catalogue has just been received 
at the office and is ready for general distribution 
to students and alumni. In the many number of 
changes in courses, faculty personnel and gen- 
eral information is reflected the improvements 



and changes which have been made in the past 
year both by students and faculty. 

There are exactly the same number of students 
in the academical department as there were last 
year, 333. In the Medical School there are 11 
less students than last year, the number this year 
being 72. The distinction between students tak- 
ing the Arts and those taking the Science degree 
is made in the list of students. There are 7 Soph- 
omores and 16 Freshmen taking the B.S. course. 
There are 8 Freshmen taking the Medical Pre- 
paratory course offered according to the new reg- 
ulations for entrance to the Medical School. It 
is a significant fact that without any faculty or 
undergraduate ruling, but seemingly as a result 
of a general recognition of the desirability of 
such a condition there are no members of the 
Freshman class rooming in the fraternity houses. 
There are fewer men not receiving their class 
standing than was the case last year. 

The faculty has been increased by nine mem- 
bers, there being now a total of 82. There are 
three additions to the faculty of the academical 
department. There are a number of changes in 
the membership of the faculty committees. 

The honorary commencement appointments 
were given to a considerably smaller number last 
year than before owing to the operation of 
stricter requirements for such honorary appoint- 

The new Benjamin Apthorp Gould Fuller Lec- 
tureship which provides for instruction in per- 
sonal hygiene is mentioned. The student life is 
given more recognition in a short statement of 
fraternity life at Bowdoin, with prominent men- 
tion of the new Bowdoin Club. 

The alumni membership on the Athletic Coun- 
cil is changed owing to the death of Col. Wing 
who served for so many years in that capacity. 
The two new alumni members are George C. 
Purington and Donald C. White. 

The detailed description of the College build- 
ings is omitted and in place of it a short descrip- 
tion of the new gymnasium and the Art collec- 
tions is included. 

Some of the most important changes are in the 
lists of courses. The new courses in Art and 
Music are included. The courses in Education 
under Professor McConaughy reappear after a 
lapse of three years. There will be a new course 
in this department called Educational Psychology 
open to Juniors and Seniors next year. 

The new course in literary composition for six 
students, English 9 and 10, receives a place in the 
English Department and a new course of a some- 
what similar nature is to be given next year by 
Professor Hormell. It is to deal with Municipal 

government with special relation to municipal 
problems and is limited to ten students chosen 
from those taking Political Science I and 2. 

Other new courses will be English 13, The 
Drama, under Professor McConaughy, to be of- 
fered next year : Economics 8, Social Reform, 
under Mr. Joseph Davis; Economics 5B, Conser- 
vation, to be offered next year in place of So- 
ciology by Professor Catlin. A course in Mod- 
ern European History is to be given by Professor 
Bell next year, called History 10. 

French 13 and 14 is now French 7 and 8. 
There are some minor changes in the outlines of 
the advanced German courses. 


After several weeks of rehearsing the Glee and 
Mandolin Clubs are beginning to round into 
shape for another successful season. Before very 
long the final choice of the men for the Clubs 
will be made and the last rehearsals will begin 
before the actual concerts. 

The Clubs are especially fortunate this year in 
having the services of Professor Wass of the 
Music Department. He has coached the Glee 
Club for the past few years before his connection 
with the College and has produced excellent or- 
ganizations. With the additional advantage of 
having him at the College constantly even better 
results are expected this season. A great deal of 
new material is trying out for the Glee Club and 
about eight of these will make the club this year. 
George A. Tibbets, Medic. '13, leader of last 
year's club, is again out for the rehearsals. A lot 
of new material is out for the Mandolin Club also. 

As a result of the trials held recently Cedric 
R. Crowell '13 was selected reader of the Clubs 
this year to take the place of Arthur D. Welch 
who graduated last June. Crowell is president of 
the Masque and Gown, and was the star of that 
club's play last year. He is an Alexander Prize 
Speaker and has done considerable .work in read- 

The usual Maine trip of the Clubs will be taken 
the week of January 29, 1913. A concert has 
been scheduled in Portland, probably for Mon- 
day, January 27. It is planned also to take the 
usual spring trip in Massachusetts, ending with 
the concert in Boston. 


At a meeting of the Debating Council held 
Thursday afternoon, it was voted to hold the an- 
nual Freshman-Sophomore debate on January 13, 
1913. A committee composed of Wish '13, Tut- 
tle '13 and Simpson '14 was appointed to arrange 
the details. 



The trials for these class teams will be held 
December 13, in Memorial Hall. Sometime be- 
fore that date a list of the contestants in the or- 
der in which they will speak will be posted. 

The question is : Resolved, That the President 
of the United States should be elected by direct 
popular vote. This question was selected as be- 
ing very even, not too complicated for new men, 
and one on which there is a good quantity of ma- 

A special shelf bearing some of the best arti- 
cles on this subject will be made up at the Li- 
brary and when the teams are selected, a coach 
will be chosen from the Council for each team. 

This is something which should interest every 
member of the lower classes. It not only gives 
an interesting class contest, in which the superior 
numbers of the one will not be an advantage, but 
it also furnishes a stepping stone to something 
greater in the same line of work. The Brad- 
bury Debates which lead to the varsity debating 
teams, will be held at the beginning of the second 
semester and with the experience of the inter- 
class debates behind them, the Freshmen and 
Sophomores should have a fine chance of making 
one of these. 

At this meeting it was also voted that prelimi- 
nary arrangements should be made for Bowdoin 
to enter a triangular debating league similar to 
the one in which she participated last year. It is 
understood that Wesleyan is ready to form such 
a league, but the third college is as yet a matter 
of doubt. 

The interscholastic league is now being 
formed. It is hoped, and there seems to be a 
likelihood at present that two leagues of four 
teams each can be formed instead of only one as 
in years past. 

gone out from all the different fraternal organi- 


President Hyde chose as his text at Sunday 
Chapel, "Am I my brother's keeper?" and dis- 
cussed the subject as it applied to undergraduate 
life at Bowdoin. He said in part : "We are ceas- 
ing to be paternal because we are becoming so 
intensely fraternal. The College is now organ- 
ized into nine groups, where the students, young 
and old, come together to help each other and 
work for the common good. In giving over con- 
trol of the social life to the men in these organi- 
zations, the College takes a great risk and the 
men a great responsibility. When the fraternity 
abuses this responsibility, evil consequences re- 
sult. Fortunately, the responsibility has been so 
well assumed this year by the fraternity men that 
a very beneficial and wholesome influence has 


The first meeting of the class in Music V, the 
new course in Chorus Singing, was held Friday 
night at 7.15 in Y. M. C. A. Hall. Although the 
attendance was small the session was very en- 
thusiastic, and it is hoped and confidently ex- 
pected that a large number of students will en- 
roll next Friday night. The class meets weekly 
on Friday nights throughout the year. 

The course is open to all students, requires no 
technical training and does not count toward a 
degree. It gives valuable instruction in elemen- 
tary chorus singing, and includes sight reading 
in song; practical work in intervals, scales, and 
relationship of keys ; study of modes, rhythm, ac- 
centuation, expression marks, musical terms, etc. 
One-half of the period is devoted to black-board 
instruction and singing tests, and the remainder 
to four-part chorus singing. 

The Dramatic Club is now selecting a play for 
Ivy Day. This play will also be used on the road, 
but a different one will be chosen for Commence- 
ment. The management of the club will issue a 
call for candidates soon after the Thanksgiving 
vacation. All who have any intention of trying 
out for the Dramatic Club should be present then. 
Copies of the play will be given out and compe- 
tition will begin for places on the cast. 


Professors Hutchins, Nixon, and Wass, and 
about one hundred of the students who were in 
Portland Saturday, November 16, for the Ver- 
mont game, attended a recital given by Mr. Mac- 
Farlane, the municipal organist, on the great 
Memorial Organ in City Hall. Although the con- 
cert was primarily designed for the students of 
the Music Department, all Bowdoin men were in- 
vited. The program follows : 
Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana Mascagni 
Largo Handel 

Toccato in F Bach 

Humoresque Doorak 

Evening Bells and Cradle Song Mac Far lane 

Evening Song Johnson 

As an addition to the regular program, Mr. 
MacFarlane played parts of other pieces in an in- 
formal lecture-recital, during which he invited 
all the students to inspect the console on the 
stage, explaining in detail the working of the 



The concert was of high order. Some of the 
most striking features of the organ were its im- 
mense, almost overwhelming power, the delicate 
sweetness of the stops, the ethereal beauty of the 
vox celeste stop, the mysterious emotional qual- 
ity of the echo in the dome, and the almost per- 
fect imitation of orchestral instruments. 

As the' football team and many of the other 
students were unable to be present at this concert, 
another recital will probably be arranged later at 
a time equally convenient for all the students. 


I. The Class of 1875 Prize in American His- 
tory is awarded to the undergraduate who writes 
the best essay in an assigned subject, and passes 
a satisfactory examination in an assigned field. 
Subjects for 1912: 1 — The American colonial 
•executive. 2 — Politics and political influence of 
the New York Nation during the Reconstruction 
period. 3 — Policy, laws, and treaties of the 
United States relating to acquiring, constructing 
and operating the Panama Canal. 

II. Philo Sherman Bennett Prize is awarded 
to the Junior or Senior who writes the best essay 
on an assigned subject relating to the principles 
of free government. Subjects for 1912-1913: 
I — Presidential direct primaries. 2 — Recent ten- 
dencies in State constitution making. 

The competitors will meet, for a conference 
over the principles of research and the general 
principles of criticism by which historical essays 
are judged, at the home of Mr. Hormell, Thurs- 
day evening, Dec. 5, at 8 p. m. 

The American History Prize essays will be due 
May 23, and the examination will be held June 6. 
The government essays will be due June 14. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

The speaker at the Y. M. C. A. meeting De- 
cember fifth will be Rev. Charles Harbutt of 
Portland. Mr. Harbutt is the son of English 
missionaries in the Samoan Islands. He attended 
school in Chicago, was engaged in business in the 
Middle West, and then entered the Bangor Theo- 
logical Seminary, graduating from that institu- 
tion. He has preached in Bridgton, Searsport 
and Presque Isle, and has since been Superinten- 
dent of the Congregational Conference and Mis- 
sionary Society of Maine. His address should 
prove of special interest to Bowdoin students. 

art TBuilOing Jftotes 

A pamphlet, "The Study of the History of Art 
in the Colleges and Universities of the United 
States," by E. Baldwin Smith, A.M., Fellow in 

Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, 
(Bowdoin 1911), has been received at the Art 
Building. This pamphlet was issued in response 
to a request from Prof. Adolf o Venturi for the 
10th International Congress of Art Historians 
which met in Rome in October. 

Some Egyptian photographs have been pre- 
sented to the College by Mrs. Edward P. Pennell 
of Brunswick. The photographs were taken 
while Mrs. Pennell was travelling in Egypt with 
her brother, Dana Estes, Hon. A.M. 

A friend of the College who wishes to remain 
anonymous has provided for filling one of the 
two remaining unused panels of the Chapel with 
a copy of Michael Angelo's "Isaiah," the familiar 
figure in the decoration of the Sistine. 

Dn tfte Campu0 

Since the number of issues yearly is limited, 
The Orient will not appear again until two weeks 
from today. 

Word has been received recently that the three 
Bowdoin students who took the Rhodes scholar- 
ship examinations this fall have passed them suc- 
cessfully and are candidates for the scholarship 
from this State. These men are E. Tuttle '13, A. 
Gray '14, and N. Tuttle '14. Crosby '13 passed 
the examinations two years ago. 

"King" Pratt, the coach of the Sophomore 
football team, has completed his fourth year as 
coaeh of class teams at Bowdoin. Leo's proteges 
have been successful three out of four times. 

At a meeting of the eight cross-country men at 
Webber's Studio last Thursday noon, James O. 
Tarbox '14 was elected captain of next year's 
team. Jim has been a member of the team for 
the past two years and can always be counted 
upon to finish well up among the leaders. His 
running ability has all been developed since he 
first turned out as a Freshman in College and he 
is a fine example of what hard work and faith- 
ful, consistent training will do. 

Last Saturday evening the Massachusetts Club 
held a meeting at the D. K. E. House. Officers 
were elected as follows : F. Twombly '13, presi- 
dent; W. Greene '13, vice-president; Philip 
Smith '15, secretary. The next meeting will be 
held Dec. 14. 

The Freshmen will not be required to wear 
their caps during the coming season of wintry 
winds and frozen ears. The time in which the 
regulation headgear is not required is from 
Thanksgiving to spring vacations. 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council a week 
asro nominations were made for assistant football 



manager as follows : Joe McDonald, Will Liv- 
ingstone, with Maynard Kuhn, alternate. The 
election will be held sometime next month. 

Plans are being made for the Y. M. C. A. depu- 
tation work this year and the teams will be or- 
ganized soon. This part of the Association work 
will be carried out more extensively this year, 
owing to the great success of the work last year. 

Quite a number of students attended the con- 
cert of Sousa and his band last Friday afternoon. 

George W. Higgins, the man who has built 
Bowdoin bleachers as far back as the time when 
Nick commenced to be Bowdoin trainer, has re- 
cently accepted the position of janitor at the new 
Gymnasium. He will still retain his position as 
superintendent of the carpenter work at the ath- 
letic field. 

The College is glad to know that the unfortu- 
nate affair in which some of the students were 
mentioned in the Portland papers the night of 
the Vermont game, reflects nothing but credit 
on the student body, when the facts are fully 

Thanksgiving — and then gym work, but in the 
new gym. Hooray ! 

Dana K. Merrill ex-'i4 was on the campus last 
week. Merrill plans to return to College either 
next semester or next fall. 

Charles F. Houghton ex-'i5 has left for Al- 
berta, Canada, where he will live the life of an 
independent farmer. 

The students who live to the west have found 
out that they will have to spend the first after- 
noon of their precious vacation in Brunswick, if 
they have any classes the third and fourth hours. 
The trains for Portland between 10.55 an d 4- 2 5 
have been all removed and their only method of 
escape is through Lewiston, a two-hour trip, or 
over the electrics. 

MJiti) tbe jFacultp 

Dean Sills attended a meeting of the executive 
committee of the Maine Teachers' Association 
in Augusta last Saturday. 

Professor W. B. Mitchell gave an illustrated 
lecture at the church in South Freeport last 
Friday evening. His subject was "A Peep at 
Our Mother Land." 

Dr. Whittier has been called away to Augusta 
to act as an expert witness in the Mattie Hackett 

Professor McConaughy has charge of the 
work of preparing the lantern slides of the Col- 
lege. Any student who has any views of value 
in this connection should see him about the use 
of them. 


Tuesday, Nov. 26. — 4.30 Meeting of English VI. 

Discussion of the Advisability of entering 

a triangular debating league this year. 

5 p. m. Rehearsal of the Glee Club. 
8 p. m. Dance at the Zeta Psi House. 
8 p. m. Dance at the Theta Delta Chi House. 

8 p. m. Lecture in Town Hall. Our Great- 
est National Asset. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley. 
Wednesday, 27. — 12.30 p. m. College closes for 

the Thanksgiving Recess. 
Monday, December 2. — 8.20 a. m. College opens. 

Applications for Scholarships must be hand- 
ed in to the Treasurer's Office. 

8 p. m. Second Cole Lecture. Prof. George 

E. Woodberry. Denial of Life. 

7 p. m. Meeting of the Y. M. C. A. Normal 

Tuesday, 3. — 5 p. m. Rehearsal of the Glee Club. 

7 p. m. Debate in English VI. Subject, the 

substitution of one six year term for the 

President of the United States. 

alumni Department 

'83. — Fred Morrow Fling, professor of Euro- 
pean History at the University of Nebraska, has 
been engaged to deliver a course of lectures at 
Yale next month on ''The French Revolution." 
Prof. Fling received his Ph.D. from Leipzig in 
1890 and is considered an authority on all mat- 
ters of European History, his book on Mirabeau 
and the French Revolution being considered a 
standard historical authority. He will visit 
Portland following this lecture course and may 
also visit the College. 

'98. — It was recently announced that Prof. 
Donald B. McMillan would be at the head of an 
expedition which will attempt to explore Crocker 
Land next summer. This expedition will be un- 
der the auspices of the American Museum of 
Natural History and the party will leave Sidney, 
N. S., on June 20th. 

'99. — Dr. Fred H. Albee of New York City re- 
cently performed an important and interesting 
experiment before the third annual Clinical Con- 
gress of Surgeons of North America in that city. 
This operation was performed as one of a series 
of clinical demonstrations which makes this con- 
gress so valuable. Dr. Albee removed a piece 
from a boy's shin-bone and splinted it into the 
spine, forming a human crutch to take the place 
of a plaster cast. The operation was very suc- 
cessful. Dr. Albee obtained his medical degree 
from Harvard in 1903, and is now a prominent 
physician of the metropolis. He is also an in- 
structor in Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia 




NO. 20 


At the last meeting of the Student Council it 
was decided to hold a Christmas smoker on the 
evening of December 16. This will be the first 
big smoker of the year and it is hoped that prac- 
tically the entire student body will attend. At 
this smoker the football election will be held. At 
a meeting of the Council two weeks ago Harold 
E. Verrill was added to the list of nominees made 
by the Athletic Council for assistant football 
manager. At the time of the Athletic Council 
nominations Verrill was thought to be ineligible 
but the matter was later straightened out. The 
other nominees are William T. Livingston and 
Joseph C. MacDonald. The nominees for foot- 
ball manager are Horace A. Barton and Robert 
D. Leigh. 


New Haven, Conn., Nov. 27, 1912. 
To the Editor of the Bowdoin Orient. 

Dear Sir: — On the 21st of November, the New 
Haven Union published an alleged interview 
with the writer. The greater part of the alleged 
interview was devoted to a contemptible attack 
on Mr. Brickley of Harvard. 

The New Haven Union published a retraction 
in its next issue in so far as it had attributed the 
statement of the previous issue to me. This re- 
traction has not been given the same publicity 
that was accorded the alleged interview. 

During the time that I was present at the dis- 
cussion mentioned in the paper there was nothing 
said by any of those in the party that could have 
been interpreted as a reflection "on Mr. Brickley. 

I have never discussed the Bowdoin team with 
any newspaper representative. The Union at- 
tributed an analysis of the Harvard and Yale 
teams to me of which not a single word had been 
uttered or communicated in any way by me. 

The whole article, in so far as it attributed any 
' of the statements made therein to me, was abso- 
lutely false. 

I would be very grateful if you would permit 
me to use your paper to correct ths terrible error 
and justify myself in the eyes of my Bowdoin 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) FRANK S. BERGIN. 


Tuesday evening the Zetes held their annual 
Thanksgiving house dance. The guests were: 
Misses Hilda Laughlin, Florence Home, Mar- 
garet Burr, Gladys Burr, Frances Darker, Clara 
Jones, Ruth Barker and Marie Hieber, of Port- 
land ; Misses Helen Merriman, Alf retta Graves, 
of Brunswick ; Miss Doris Hussey, of Damaris- 
cotta; Miss Edith Klein, of Mount Vernon; Miss 
Lena Gerry, of Dover ; Miss Mary Emery, of 
Skowhegan; and Miss Mildred Morrison, of Bar 
Harbor. The patronesses were Mrs. William H. 
Davis, Mrs. Paul Nixon, of Brunswick, and Mrs. 
Charles C. Morrison, of Bar Harbor. Refresh- 
ments were served during the dance. Music was 
furnished by Lovell's orchestra. The committee 
in charge was composed of George Ricker '15,. 
Otto Folsom-Jones '15, Charles Morrison '15. 


The annual Thanksgiving dance of Eta Charge 
of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity was held at the 
chapter house on the evening of November 26, 
and was attended by about twenty couples. 

Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell and Mrs. Frank E. 
Woodruff of Brunswick and Mrs. Leon S. Lip- 
pincott of Portland were the patronesses. The 
committee of arrangements consisted of Philip S. 
Wood '13, of Bar Harbor; Alan R. Cole '14, of 
Bath, and Daniel A. Anthony '16, of Greenwich, 

The young ladies present were : Miss Marion 
Fernald, Miss Mina Mitchell of Portland, Miss 
Yvette Lapointe, Miss Marion Drew, Miss Clare 
Ridley of Brunswick, Miss Louise Harriman, 
Miss Millicent Clifford, Miss Katherine Torrey, 
Miss Anna Dillon, Miss Dorothy Palmer, Miss 
Helen Triggs of Bath, Miss Mildred Ralph of 
North Vassalboro, Miss Marjorie Scribner of 
Bridgton, Miss Evelyn Plummer of Lisbon Falls, 
Miss Barbara Johnson of Augusta, Miss Lillian 
Fogg, Miss Edna Dennison of Freeport, Miss 
Yvette Clare of Waterville. 

Any of those who contributed to the Thanks- 
giving collection who doubt the practicability of 
such a thing and are not aware of the real 



Thanksgiving cheer that the gifts bring to the 
needy families in Brunswick might do well to 
talk with the members of the Y. M. C. A. social 
service committee who had charge of the distri- 
bution. We print verbatim a letter of thanks 
from one of the many who appreciated the little 
that the students could share with those less for- 

Nov. 28, 1912. 
My Dear gentelman 

not knowing enny of you But i dew know that 
some one is helping one and i dew apreachet your 
cindness and i need everry thing you have 
helped me to and i never Shell forget your cind- 
ness to me i am Sorry that i have no way to pay 
but Some day you will get it for he that easiest 
his Bread upon the waters after menny days shell 
reseive it again So the lord will pay you for me 
But you are good boys and good to me and i shell 
gieve you Praise of it zvhare ever i may Bee i 
should like to meet with you all and get aquainted 
So i will close thanking all of you for what you 
have doon for me 




Investigations conducted in the Library in re- 
gard to the representation of Bowdoin graduates 
in Who's Who in America show that 102 are con- 
sidered of sufficient importance to warrant such 
an honor. The edition of 1910-1911 gave 99 bi- 
ographies of Bowdoin men. Of these, in the two 
years following the publication, 17 died. This is 
a large mortality list and it is a matter of great 
credit that 20 of the younger men should have 
attained this distinction. 

The Who's Who in the . World or The Interna- 
tional Who's Who, containing about 12,000 biog- 
raphies includes the name of 29 Bowdoin grad- 
uates. This is an excellent percentage and it 
may be interesting to note the names of those 
thus honored. 

Hon. Joseph Little Pickard, 1844, who has a 
noteworthy career as an educator. 

Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, 1852, soldier, 
statesman, and college president. 

Hon. Sumner Increase Kimball, 1855, General 
Supt. Life Saving Service for thirty years. 

Rev. Edwin Pond Parker, 1856, clergyman and 
Fellow of Yale University. 

Hon. Lysander Hill, 1858, lawyer and judge in 

Rev. Frank Sewall, 1858, pastor at Glasgow, 

Scotland and Washington, D. C. 

Rev. Horatio Oliver Ladd, 1859, pastor and 

Hon. William Widgery Thomas, i860, states- 
man and diplomat. 

Prof. Merritt C. Fernald, 1861, ex-president 
of U. of Maine. 

Prof. Sylvester Burnham, 1862, Dean of the 
Theological School, Colgate University. 

Prof. Henry L. Chapman, 1866, of Bowdoin. 

Hon. Henry Brewer Quimby, 1869, ex-gover- 
nor of New Hampshire. 

Marshman E. Wadsworth, 1869, Dean, School 
of Mines, U. of Pittsburgh. 

Hon. DeAlva Alexander, 1870, ex-U. S. Con- 
gressman, New York. 

Hon. James J. Roberts, 1870, lawyer in New 
York City. 

Edward Page Mitchell, 1871, editor of the 
New York Sun. 

Rev. Samuel Valentine Cole, 1874, President 
of Wheaton College. 

Dudley Allen Sargent, 1875, noted for interest 
in promotion of physical training. 

Rev. George Croswell Cressey, 1875, clergy- 
man in London, Eng. 

Professor Arlo Bates, 1876, of English de- 
partment, Mass. Inst, of Technology. 

Professor George Thomas Little, 1877, Libra- 
rian of Bowdoin College. 

Rear Admiral Robert Edwin Peary, 1877, arc- 
tic explorer, author, discoverer of North Pole. 

George W. Tillson, 1877, civil engineer, con- 
sulting engineer, New York. 

Professor Alfred Edgar Burton, 1878, Dean, 
Mass. Inst, of Technology. 

Hon. Charles Fletcher Johnson, 1879, U. S. 
Senator from Maine. 

Robert H. Greene, 1881, physician, New York 

Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy, 1881, member Con- 
gress from Maine. 

Hon. Frederic Clement Stevens, 1881, member 
Congress from Minnesota. 

Professor Charles C. Torrey, 1884, Professor 
Semitic Languages, Yale. 

In Who's Who, an English publication and giv- 
ing but comparatively few Americans, six Bow- 
doin men are mentioned. Gen. Chamberlain, 
Arlo Bates, Admiral Peary, Professor Torre^ 
are included in this list as well as the other and 
in addition there appear the names of James R. 
Day, 1874, Chancellor of Syracuse University, 
and Henry Crosby Emery, 1892, chairman of the 
U. S. Tariff Board. 

It is interesting to note that President Hyde is 



included in all three of these publications. The 
Faculty members who are Bowdoin graduates in 
the American Who's Who are: Dr. Alfred 
Mitchell, 1859, Dean Emeritus, Medical School 
of Maine; Professor Chapman, 1866; Dr. Ger- 
rish, 1866; Professor Henry Johnson, 1874; 
Lucilius A. Emery, 1861 ; Professor Little, 1877; 
Professor Hutchins, 1883; Professor W. B. 
Mitchell, 1890. Other Faculty members appear- 
ing are Professors Woodruff and Ham. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

At the Y. M. C. A. Thanksgiving collection, 
taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27th, $29.50 was re- 
ceived, and fourteen families were provided for. 

Rev. R. W. Plant of Gardiner will be the 
speaker at the Y. M. C. A. meeting December 12. 
Mr. Plant is a canon of the Episcopal Church 
and is well known throughout the State. 

The year's deputation work began Sunday, 
when Douglas '13, C. Brown '14, and Merrill '14 
held meetings at Bethel. 

Clufi ano Council Meetings 

It is requested that the various sectional clubs 
meet as soon as possible and elect officers for this 
year. The Central Committee, composed of the 
presidents of the sectional clubs, will be organ- 
ized before the Christmas vacation to continue 
the work outlined by the "Lunt Plan." It is im- 
portant that an organization be effected before 
the Christmas holidays. Results of elections 
should be reported to J. A. Norton, 7 S. Maine, 
or W. F. Eberhardt, Beta Theta Pi House. 

The final trials for the Glee Club wen* held 
this afternoon in the music room at Banister 
Hall. The men that have passed the previous 
trials were examined in squads of four on their 
musical ability in general, their knowledge of 
reading, and the progress that they had made in 
learning the songs. The names of the lucky 
singers will be published later and very soon, 
probably this week, Prof. Wass will begin the 
coaching in earnest. 

Only a few of this year's dates have been made 
finally, although several preliminary ones have 
been arranged. The club will leave on its first 
trip the last of January or the first of February, 
and then for several weeks concerts will be given 
intermittently. The student body expects great 
things of this year's organization with a coach on 
the scene of action all the time, and Manager 
Crosby and Leader Eaton are trying their best to 
satisfy them. 

Negotiations have been completed whereby 

Bowdoin is to enter a triangular debating league 
as it did last year. The other members of the 
league are Hamilton College of Clinton, New 
York and Wesleyan University. Bowdoin's vis- 
iting team will probably debate at Wesleyan, 
while its other team will fight it out with Hamil- 
ton at Brunswick. 

The annual banquet of the Deutscher Verein 
will be held next Thursday at the Hotel Eagle. 
The initiation of new members and the election 
of officers for the ensuing year will take place at 
that time. 

At its last meeting the Council unanimously 
adopted a resolution in favor of the general 
scheme of limiting the number of activities in 
which any one student may participate. The 
committee is now at work on a detailed plan of 
regulation of the amount of activities and it is 
possible that they may have the matter ready for 
presentation to the student body at the Christmas 

At a meeting of the Orient Board held last 
Thursday afternoon George Talbot '15 was 
elected to the Board as Sophomore member. A 
regulation was adopted requiring the publication 
of at least two articles each semester by every 
member of the Board, failing in which each mem- 
ber not having two articles shall be automatically 
dropped by the Board. The Board voted to rec- 
ommend to the Bowdoin Publishing Co. that the 
number of issues per volume be changed from 30 
to 32. 

The Y. M. C. A. Cabinet held its monthly 
meeting at the Beta Theta Pi House last Thurs- 
day evening. It was decided to have the piano 
used outside the Y. M. C. A. room only in very 
exceptional cases and after the consent of the 
Executive Committee has been obtained. 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council Thursday 
evening the matters of baseball and football 
schedules were discussed. It has been decided to 
hold light football practice in connection with the 
track squad for those desiring it. Names of all 
wishing to take this work should be handed to 
Capt. Weatherill at once. 

All of the stewards in college desirous of form- 
ing a Stewards' Club, with the end in view of 
saving money for the various eating clubs, will 
meet in Room No. 23, Maine Hall, on Thursday, 
Dec. 12, at 4 o'clock. 

Dr. George Edward Woodberry delivered the 
second of the three Annie Talbot Cole lectures 

Continued on page 164 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 


L. E. Jones, 1913 R. E. Simpson, 1914 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 A. H. MacCormick, 1915 

W. R. Spinney, 1913 F. P. McKenney, 1915 

D. K. Merrill, 1914 J. F. Rollins, 1915 
K. A. Robinson, 1914 G. H. Talbot, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
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Single copies, 10 cents. 


H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. DECEMBER 10, 1912 No. 20 

After the close of the foot- 
Election Smoker hall season, the opportunities 

for the undergraduates to 
gather in informal meetings are somewhat far 
between. For this reason no one should miss the 
first smoker of the year, which is to be held dur- 
ing the coming week. The attendance at the fall 
rallies has been deplorably small, often falling 
short of half the number of men in college. Such 
a condition makes the rallies less representative 
of the whole college than they should be. Espe- 
cially is this true in the case of election rallies. 
As the smoker will also be the occasion of the 
election of the manager and the assistant man- 
ager of the football team, everyone should be 
present to make it a three hundred man affair. 

The Orient desires to call 

Class Debate attention to the trials held 

this week for the purpose of 

choosing the sophomore and freshman debating 

teams. Last year although the trials were duly 
announced, there were not enough candidates for 
one of the teams present to enable a choice to be 
made. This year the number of entries has been 
large, assuring keen and beneficial competition. 
The candidates ought to be present in full force 
in order that all the material in the two lower 
classes may be developed by the time that the 
teams are chosen to represent the college in the 
contests with Wesleyan and Hamilton. 

It is hardly necessary to 
Letter from Coach bring t0 the notice of the 

Bergin readers the letter from 

Coach Bergin which appears in another column. 
The letter deals with a situation known to many 
of the undergraduates, and is self explanatory. 
The Orient is confident that the letter will serve 
perfectly the purpose for which it was written, 
and is confident that all Bowdoin men will con- 
tinue to be warm friends of Coach Bergin. 

Annie Talbot Cole Lecture 
Continued from page 163 

last Tuesday night in Memorial Hall. His sub- 
ject was "The Denial of Life" and he said in 
part : 

"Poetry in its range contains and repeats the 
whole of life; in poetry one can by sympathy be 
anything that man has ever been. Hence I look 
on poetry most often as the ritual of the passion 
of life and by poetry I believe the youth is 
brought most rapidly, most vividly and with most 
conviction to the perception of noble living, to 
the dreaming desire for it, to the passionate ef- 
fort after it. The threshold of the eternal is art; 
there are other senses of the eternal, for it is of 
the infinite, but other vision there is none. 

"In the poetic life truly lived every withdrawal 
from life is an entrance on a higher duty, every 
denial is a greater affirmation, and each of the 
thousand mortal deaths with which the poetic 
life is sown is a dying immortality. In the select 
and fortunate among men — those whom the race 
honors as its ideals of the spirit — this truth is 
felt to be life's highest achievements, though 
they be cradled into it by wrong and learn it by 
suffering, as was long ago said of the poets; few 
indeed are they who come to this knowledge 
early and directly and happily as if by some 
heavenly dispensation. For us, who constitute 
the mass, poetry provides in its whole range suc- 
cessive figurings of gradual detachment; and these 
idealities, I am fond of thinking, constitute a 
kind of approach to the eternal like the angelic 
hierarchies of scriptural fable. It belongs to our 



nature, as each stands in his place, to attach 
ourselves to the heroic life in action, to the life 
of the lover in emotion, to the philosophic life in 
the intellect, according as we have power; and in 
the successive passing away of these to come 
nearer to the eternal element that shines through 
these bodily idealities that art creates in order to 
bring before our living and mortal vision that 
world to which all thought and feeling is finally 
imageless. 'The deep truth,' says Shelley, 'is 
imageless.' Beyond art, which is final and con- 
densed illusion of life in the soul, lies only that 
which eye has not seen nor ear heard." 


The 1913 Calendar, published under the man- 
agement of Gardner '13 and Eaton '14, appeared 
last week. The printing was done by George C. 
Fry of Philadelphia and is fully up to the stand- 
ard which he has set in work for the largest col- 
leges. The cover is a photogravure of Hubbard 

The first page contains pictures of President 
Hyde, the chapel, and the class of '75 gates. 
Next come pictures of the old gym, the new gym, 
and Dr. Whittier. Pictures of the football, base- 
ball, tr^ck, arid relay teams follow and last come 
the fraternity houses and some of the college 

Those responsible for the Calendar are to be 
congratulated on its general attractiveness and 

2Dn t&e Campus 

The following list of the men in the Chapel 
choir has been posted on the bulletin: — From 
1913, Colby, L. Dodge, Page, Saunders, L. Smith, 
Twombly; from 1914, Eaton, Monroe, Shea; 
from 1915, Austin, Card, Cross, Trottier, West, 
Wilson, McKenney; from 1916, Barry. 

At a recent meeting of the Ibis, Fletcher 
Twombly '13 was initiated into the society. The 
question of literary speakers for the coming year 
was also discussed. 

L. Crosby '13 has just returned from Mem- 
phis, Tenn., where he attended the national con- 
vention of Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Dr. Woodberry was the guest of Dean Sills yes- 
terday afternoon and met with the English 9 
class which is now studying verse. 

The Freshman football aggregation had their 
pictures taken recently but with very good taste 
did not wear their uniforms. 

The apparatus is rapidly being installed in the 
new gymnasium. The date when the classes will 

begin has not yet been announced. 

The following fraternities are to hold Christ- 
mas dances on Friday evening, December 20 : 
Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Sigma, 
and Theta Delta Chi; Thursday evening: Beta 
Theta Pi. 

Gladys Klark's company and the "ten, twenty, 
and thirty" seats attracted a large number of fol- 
lowers of the drama to the Cumberland last 

Wish '13 was a delegate from the Bowdoin 
chapter of Kappa Sigma to the celebration of 
Founders' Day in Boston Saturday. 

Leigh '14 attended the initiation of the Brown 
chapter of Kappa Sigma Monday. 

The familiar "Chiribiribin" of Amerigo Ber- 
nadino, better known as Spaghetti, was heard on 
the campus last week and again the college is 
supplied with plaster ornaments. 

The Bugle Board offers its annual induce- 
ment to jokers in the form of a free Bugle for 
eight or more grinds accepted. 

Intercollegiate litotes 

Twenty-two foreign countries are represented 
by eighty students at the University of Wisconsin 
this semester. The countries represented by four 
or more are China, which has thirty-two; Can- 
ada, eleven; Turkey, seven; and Mexico, four. 
Last year only seventeen foreign countries were 

Three hundred sixty-three conditions involving 
three hundred one students were received by the 
recorder of the University of Washington for the 
period ending with the month of November, as 
compared with five hundred seventy involving 
four hundred twenty-seven students for the same 
period last year. 

At a meeting of the entire undergraduate and 
faculty bodies of Dartmouth last week, it was 
announced that Wallace F. Robinson of Boston 
has made a gift of $100,000 to the trustees of the 
college to be used in the erection of a new build- 
ing to house the student organizations which are 
non-athletic. ' Mr. Robinson's hope is that the 
building may be of some service in counteracting 
the emphasis that is now put upon college athlet- 

Dr. Yager, for the past six years president of 
Georgetown College in Kentucky, has resigned. 
Dr. Yager has been connected with the institu- 
tion in various capacities for twenty-eight years. 

A new course that is of unusual interest and 
importance at this time is to be added to the cur- 
riculum of Hobart College. Professor John A. 

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Silver, head of the history department, announced 
that he will begin at once a course in current top- 
ics. This course will take up current political and 
economical developments and will really be a 
course in citizenship. 

Statistics compiled by the registrar of the 
Rhode Island State College show that the enter- 
ing class this year, which numbers 76 students, is 
the largest in the institution's history, while the 
total number of students is ahead of any regis- 
tered in any year. Last year's entering class was 
58 in number. The entire student body now num- 
bers 211. 

Dr. E. T. Fairchild, superintendent of public 
instruction in the State of Kansas, has accepted 
the presidency of New Hampshire College. 

At a meeting of the representatives of the non- 
athletic organizations of Dartmouth College, 
called by the faculty to consider some permanent 
method of undergraduate representation upon the 
body which controls all the non-athletic organiza- 
tions, it was resolved that three student represen- 
tatives be admitted to a proposed non-athletic 
council, which will exert a control over non-ath- 
letic affairs. 

The University of Minnesota has refused to 
grant "M's" to the members of the football team 
because of damages done to the Northwestern 
train which took them to the Wisconsin game. 
The railroad company has submitted a bill for 
damages amounting to $48 and the letters will not 
be granted until someone admits his guilt and the 
debt is paid. 

Athletics cleared $12,084 for the University of 
Michigan last year. The entire balance is due to 
the financial success of football. 

Because of the number of late sleepers at 
Washington, the faculty has ordered the aid of 
the big dining hall bell to bring the students to 
their 8 o'clock classes. 

It seems possible that the "honor system" may 
have a trial at the University of Illinois, several 
instructors having already tried it in their 
classes. Several college organizations have de- 
clared in favor of it and the student papers will 
give editorial assistance. 

Mt. Holyoke will have one of the largest stu- 
dent social buildings in the country. It will con- 
tain a college theatre and auditorium, seating 
1500, a large dining room for the college func- 
tions and offices for the student organizations. 

The students at the University of Washington 
are having a heated discussion and disagree- 
ment with the president and board of regents of 
the institution, resulting in the suspension of 
over fifty prominent students and the censorship 
of the college daily. The trouble is over the ac- 

ceptance of a set of chimes from Alden J. 
Blethen, editor of a daily paper in Seattle and 
generally known as a man of low moral charac- 
ter. Col. Blethen received an honorary degree 
of A.M. from Bowdoin in 1872. The present in- 
dications are that the students will win out in the 

A decided innovation was tried out at the Col- 
lege Night entertainment at Brown University 
last week, when a moving-picture machine was 
used to arouse interest in one of the required 
readings in the English courses, Dickens' "Tale 
of Two Cities." 

The faculty of the University of Washington 
has voted to recommend to the president of the 
Board of Regents that a college of science be 
established. This would mean the separation of 
the science departments from the College of Arts 
and Sciences. 

C!)e llitratp Cable 

"What Becomes of College Graduates?" by 
William B. Bailey, Ph.D., in the Independent for 
November, is an article giving the following 
table showing the occupations of American col- 
lege graduates at three different periods, a cen- 
tury apart : 

1 696- 1 700 1 796- 1 800 1 896- 1 900 
Ministry 65.6 21.4 5.9 

Law 1.6 30.5 15.6 

Medicine 3.1 8.4 6.6 

Education 4-7 5-7 20 7 

Business 1.6 5-6 18.8 

Public Service 9.4 1. 1 1.0 

Anyone desiring a good description of the re- 
cent Harvard-Princeton game should read Ar- 
thur Ruhl's article in Collier's for November 
23rd, entitled "The Tiger Comes to Cambridge." 
It was the first time Princeton had visited Har- 
vard in sixteen years, "and the victory was Har- 
vard's first one over Princeton in twenty-five 

For the fencers in College the Outing for De- 
cember contains an instructive article in the form 
of "Fencing in America," by Edward Breck. 
"The All-Around Game of Tennis," by Raymond 
D. Little in the same number shows how to play 
the volleying position with success. 

An excellent review of repent books appears in 
the Outlook for November 23rd in "A Few Books 
of Today," by Hamilton W. Mabie. The writer's 
criticisms of the authors is clear and entertain- 
ing. Among the late productions of a biographi- 
cal nature are Albert Bigelow Paine's Mark 
Twain (Harpers) and the Letters of George 
Meredith (Scribners). James Bryce's South 



America : Impressions and Observations (Mac- 
millan) brings the reader face to face with a na- 
tional personality. 

Among the essays, Bliss Perry's American 
Mind (Houghton Mifflin) is noteworthy. Other 
books treating of the American are Meredith 
Nicholson's Provincial American (Houghton 
Mifflin) and Dr. S. M. Crother's Humanly Speak- 
ing (same publishers). 

Dr. Henry van Dyke has a collection of short 
tales and stories under the name of The Un- 
known Quantity (Scribners). George Mc- 
Cutcheon receives recognition for his In the Hol- 
low of Her Hand (Dodd, Mead & Co.). 

Recent fiction has been added to the Library in 
the form of The Lady and Soda San by Frances 
Little and The Red Cross Girl by Richard Hard- 
ing Davis. A new complete American edition of 
Mark Twain's works in twenty-five volumes has 
also been added. 

Books of knowledge can be found in Heredity 
and Eugenics by John M. Coulter, William E. 
Castle, Edward M. East, William L. Tower, and 
Charles B. Davenport. Hugh H. Lusk writes 
intelligently Social Welfare in Nezv Zealand. 
Those seeking authoritative productions will do 
well to read Andrew McLaughlin's The Courts, 
the Constitution and Parties. 


Tuesday, Dec. 10. — 2.00-4.00 p. m. — Glee Club 

Trials, Y. M. C. A. Room. 

3.30 p. m. — Debate in English VI. 

7.00 p. m. — Meeting of the Bugle Board, 

Deutscher Verein Room. 

8.00 p. m. — Ben Greet players present "She 

Stoops to Conquer," in Town Hall. 
Thursday, 11. — 7.00 p. m. — Rev. R. W. Plant of 

Gardiner speaks at the Y. M. C. A. Meeting. 

7.15. — Deutscher Verein Meeting, Hotel 

Friday, 12. — Class Debate Trials, Memo 

rial Hall. 


Hall of Alpha Delta Phi 

November 17, 1912. 
It is with deepest sorrow that the Bowdoin 
Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi records the death on 
August 1 2th, of one of its distinguished mem- 
bers, Louis Orsmond Brastow of the Class of 
1857. His was a life of generous service for 
others, in which as pastor, author, and professor 
he has brought distinction not only upon himself 
but also upon the Fraternity and College. 

The Chapter takes this opportunity to express 
its sincere sympathy to his immediate family and 
to those who have been privileged to be associat- 
ed with him. 

For the Chapter, 

alumni Department 

'81. — Rev. Charles H. Cutler, D.D., pastor for 
twenty-five years of the First Congregational 
Church, Bangor, Me., who was called by the 
Union Church of Waban, has accepted and will 
begin his work Nov. 17. He is a Bowdoin grad- 
uate with Phi Beta Kappa standing. He also re- 
ceived his doctorate of divinity from his Alma 
Mater. His theological course was taken at An- 

'92. — Prof. Henry Crosby Emery, chairman of 
the Tariff Board, which went out of existence 
through the action of the last session of Con- 
gress, has returned to his former duties on the 
faculty of Yale University. He is to teach politi- 
cal economy there. 

'91. — Prof. H. DeForest Smith and family 
were forced by the inconveniences caused by the 
war in Greece to sail from Naples a few days 
ago. They left on the Carpathia which was due 
in New York Dec. 4. Prof. Smith was sent by 
Amherst College to study the modern Greek lan- 
guage and customs and was in Athens when war 
was declared. 

'04. — Rev. Frederick Joseph Libby has assumed 
a position on the Phillips-Exeter faculty as an 
instructor in German and a preceptorial instruc- 
tor in mathematics. He will also render service 
to the students as a general counsellor. He 
leaves a position as pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Magnolia, Mass., to take up this new 

'94. — Rev. George Colby DeMott, who has 
been for seven years the pastor of the Central 
Congregational Church, and for the past _ two 
years pastor of the combined Central and Winter 
Street Churches of Bath, has tendered his resig- 
nation to his parish and asks that it take effect 
December 31st. Mr. DeMott has been very suc- 
cessful in this field, not only in the pulpit but also 
in his pastorial work, and his action is very much 
regretted by his parish. 

'94. — Mr. Ralph P. Plaisted has been appointed 
Judge of the Municipal Court of Bangor. Mr. 
Plaisted is a graduate of the Albany Law School 
and has been very prominent in legal circles in 
the Queen City. 



'98. — Rev. Oliver Smith, who formerly was lo- 
cated in North Dakota ,has been rector of the 
Episcopal Church at Seal Cove, Maine, since May 
of this year. 

'99. — Mr. Arthur H. Nason, the well-known 
author and publisher of New York City, has re- 
cently issued a small pamphlet announcing sev- 
eral books by himself and Emma Harrington Na- 
son. These books are notable for the range of 
subjects and also for literary value. One of the 
most interesting to the people of Maine is "Old 
Hallowell on the Kennebec," by Emma Hunting- 
ton Nason. 

'02. — Melville E. Ingalls of Cincinnati, who has 
been connected with the Cleveland, Cincinnati, 
Chicago & St. Louis Railway Co. for forty-two 
years, first as president and then as chairman of 
the board, recently resigned his position on ac- 
count of ill health. Mr. Ingalls was a Maine boy 
and has been one of the great men in the Big 
Four system for several years. He received the 
honorary degree of A.M. in this year. Mr. In- 
galls was also president of the National Civic 
Federation in 1905. 

'04. — Frank H. Byram has recently taken up 
teaching at Livermore Falls. He was formerly 
located at North Berwick. 

'05. — Dr. John H. Woodruff who graduated 
from the college in this year and from the Maine 
Medical School in 1908, is at the head of the med- 
ical corps combating the small pox at Barre, Vt. 
Dr. Woodruff is a resident of the stricken city 
and is an instructor in surgery at the University 
of Vermont. 

'06. — Romilly Johnson has been engaged to 
sing the leading baritone parts in grand opera 
with a company that is to travel through the 
Italian Riviera this winter. 

'06. — Mr. E. A. Silha, who has been working at 
the advertising business in Boston, is now en- 
gaged in the same line of work at Minneapolis, 

'06. — Mr.' Robie R. Stevens is now manager of 
the Chattel Loan Society of New York City. This 
society, a "company which is working to elimi- 
nate the evils of the loan shark, by conducting 
against it a loan business on reasonable terms for 
the good of the people," is becoming very promi- 
nent for its good work. 

'06. — Another feature of the recent Clinical 
Congress of the surgeons of North America was 
the demonstration of the method of treating 
lateral displacements of the spine devised by Dr. 
Edville G. Abbott of this class. Eight cases 
treated for spinal curvature by this method were 
exhibited. Dr. Abbott's work is one of the newer 
procedure in orthopedic surgery. It consist of 

rotating the spine from the side on which the cur- 
vature appears until it is shown in the exact po- 
sition on the other side. It is held in place there 
by means of a specially devised jacket for a cer- 
tain length of time and when it is finally re- 
leased from this, the spine is readily moved to 
normal position. 

Dr. Abbott is one of the most successful of our 
younger graduates. He took a course in grad- 
uate work in Berlin after he had received his 
medical degree, and the degree of Master of Arts 
in this College. He was instructor in Orthopedic 
Surgery from 1903 to 191 1 and at that time was 
advanced to Lecturer in that subject. 

'07. — William Shepherd Linnell of Saco was 
married Nov. 12, to Miss Jessie Eudora Hopkin- 
son of Saco. Henry D. Evans '01 of Augusta 
was best man. The bride is a graduate of Thorn- 
ton Academy. Mr. Linnell went to the Law De- 
partment of the George Washington University 
after graduating from here and has since been a 
successful lawyer in his home city. 

'07. — Mr. Charles W. Snow. A.M., recently 
delivered a lecture on "The Esquimos of Alaska" 
before the Portland Society of Natural History. 
Mr. Snow, since leaving his position here at the 
College as Professor of English has been in 
Alaska in the interests of the Federal Bureau of 
Education of the Department of Indian Affairs. 
He has been stationed on the Seward Peninsula. 

'08. — Another Bowdoin grad who is interested 
in the same work is Arthur H. Ham, who in his 
work as Director of the Division of Loans under 
the Russell Sage Foundation Fund, has been 
handling part of the work of this corporation. In 
the course of this work, Mr. Ham has recently 
published an interesting pamphlet on "The Cam- 
paign Against the Loan Shark." 

'08. — Prin. Ridgley C. Clark of Fryeburg Acad- 
emy has been re-elected for a period of four 
years. This is the first time in the history of the 
Academy that a principal has been elected for 
more than one year. 

'11. — Lawrence Davis, who was in the Boston 
office of Vickery, Hill Co., of Augusta last year, 
has recently accepted a position in the advertis- 
ing bureau of the Independent Magazine. His 
address is 130 Fulton St., New York City. 


Most popular money making proposition 
open for live-wire student. Apply today, 
stating qualifications. 

College Memoey Book Co. 
226 S. La Salle St., Chicago. 


VOL. XL11 


NO. 21 

Monday, Jan. 6, the new Bowdoin Gymnasium 
and the General Thomas Worcester Hyde Ath- 
letic Building were informally given over to the 
interests of physical training and athletics in 
Bowdoin. Together the buildings form training 
quarters second to that of no college in the coun- 
try, and represent an outlay of more than $115,- 
000 given by alumni, students and friends of the 
College. Bowdoin's greatest need has at last 
been filled. 

The New Gymnasium faces the campus be- 
tween Maine Hall and King Chapel and lies be- 
tween the old Sargent Gymnasium and the Ob- 
servatory. It is of brick with split face granite 
trimmings built in colonial style. The front en- 
trance facing the campus is done in cut granite 
surmounted by the Bowdoin seal cut into the 
granite pediment. The whole structure is impos- 
ing without being too massive. 

The General Thomas Worcester Hyde Athletic 
Building is the largest structure in New England 
devoted exclusively to athletics, measuring 160 by 
120 feet. 120 by 40 feet of this space in the west 
end of the building will be devoted to track work ; 
the rest of the floor is given over to baseball prac- 

tice. The baseball diamond is built of hard clay 
with a sanded surface. It is of regulation size 
with room to run over each base about ten feet. 

Thirteen feet above the floor is a ten-foot run- 
ning track of 12 laps to the mile. The baseball 
cage is enclosed by 35,000 square feet of netting. 
This huge net had to be made in sections and 
then woven together. 

These two buildings give to Bowdoin a physical 
training equipment second to none in the country, 
an equipment of which every student, alumnus, 
and friend of old Bowdoin is justly proud. 

Every Bowdoin man feels that with the open- 
ing of the New Gym and Athletic Building a new 
era in athletics begins. The Athletic Building- 
will give Bowdoin at least a three months' start 
over all other Maine colleges in baseball and 
track. Enthusiasm is already running high 
among the undergraduates. A squad of thirty- 
five men reported for the relay team. In the past, 
ten or twelve men would have been a large squad 
to have dared the cold and ice of the old outdoor 
board track. With the New Gym it will be much 
easier to get the green material in the lower 
classes working and to keep it working. 

Mr. B. C. Morrill will be the general gymnas- 
ium instructor and the track coach for the coming- 




The instructor in heavy gymnastics will be Mr. 
P. K. Holmes, Medic. '16. Mr. Holmes comes to 
Bowdoin highly recommended from the Spring- 
field Training School, where he was a member of 
their gymnasium team. He also has a degree of 
A.M. from Clark University. 

The senior squad instructor will be Allan 
Woodcock, Medic. '15. His assistants: L. A. 
Crosby '13, C. R. Crowell '13. 

Junior squad instructor, A. Woodcock, Medic. 
'13; assistants, C. R. Crowell '13, Emmons Tufts 
'13, J. C. Carr '13. 

Sophomore squad instructor, A. Woodcock, 
Medic. '13; assistants, R. D. Kennedy '13, W. C. 
Lippincott '13, F. R. Loeffler '14, F. T. Garland 


Freshman squad instructor, L. A. McFarland. 
Medic. '15; assistants, R. D. Leigh '14, S. P. 
Floyd '15, F. T. Garland '14. 


Bowdoin men have the opportunity to feel just- 
ly proud, for at the recent meeting of the Board 
of Selection, Laurence Alden Crosby '13 of Ban- 
gor was chosen tfom-a particularly large and 
■well-fitted number of candidates, to be the next 
Rhodes scholar from Maine. 

This means that "Chuck" has upheld Bowdoin's 
enviable record of being the only Maine college 
yet to be represented by a Rhodes scholar at 
Oxford, and it means also that he has deservedly 
won for himself a three years' course at the big 
English university, with an annual income of 

Eligibility to secure this honor is based on a 
man's all-round development. Not only is his 
scholarship taken into consideration but also 
much depends upon his ability as an athlete, his 
personality and his powers of leadership. That 
"Chuck" fully measures up to this required 
standard is evident from his prominence in all 
"branches of college activity. For two years he 
has been first string quarterback on the football 
team, was secretary and treasurer of his class 
sophomore year, and president junior year, edi- 
tor-in-chief of the Bugle and assistant manager 
and manager of the Quill. In addition to this, he 
has been for three years secretary and treasurer 
of the Press Club, and a member of the Mandolin 
Club, is secretary and treasurer of the Gibbons 
Club, a member of Ibis and Friars, a member of 
the Board of Proctors, secretary of the Student 
Council and Associated Students and a member 
of the Monday Night Club. "Chuck" is a Delta 
Kappa Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa man and won 

the Almon Goodwin Prize which goes to that Phi 
Beta Kappa man with highest scholastic rank at 
the end of the junior year. He also was awarded 
the Goodwin French Prize his freshman year. 

"Chuck" is planning to study either history or 
jurisprudence, and when he sails for England in 
October to take the place formerly held by 
"Dave" Porter '06, and "Bob" Hale '10, and 
"Eddie" Kern '11, he will have behind him the 
confidence and best wishes of every Bowdoin 


Tonight at 7.30 o'clock a Senior smoker will be 
held at which some matters of class interest and 
a brief talk will be given by Mr. Oliver F. Cutts 
of New York. Mr. Cutts is a graduate of Bates 
and of Harvard Law School and in both these 
institutions he was famous as an athlete. While 
at Harvard he was selected as tackle on Walter 
Camp's all-American team. He had a success- 
ful law practice at Seattle, Washington for a 
number of years and very successfully coached 
the University of Washington football team for 
one season. He is now giving his time toward 
interesting college men in serving their communi- 
ties by assisting in the work of altruistic institu- 
tions and in similar ways. All seniors are invited 
to attend and to come equipped with tobacco, etc., 
if they so desire. 


On the fourth ballot, the third of the evening, 
Joseph Cony McDonald was chosen assistant 
football manager at an election in Memorial Hall 
last Friday evening. The first ballot was led by 
Verrill with McDonald and Livingston close sec- 
onds. Then on the second ballot McDonald took 
the lead and kept it throughout the remainder of 
the balloting. At the end of the third try, Liv- 
ingston withdrew his name, leaving the contest 
between the two high men. The final polling was 
8s to 71. 


A large squad of track men answered the first 
call for B. A. A. relay work last week. Probably 
not more than half of the thirty-six men working 
are out for the relay team, the remainder of 
squad being those men who realize the benefits of 
early training for the harder track work of the 
spring. Coach Morrill advises all track men to 
come out as it will give a line on candidates for 
the class relay teams. 

The following are the men who have reported : 
Woodcock, Medic. 1915; 1913, L. Dodge, Gardi- 



ner. Hall, Haskell, Jones, Moulton, Norton, Wal- 
"ker; 1914, Donahue, Marr, Payson, Tarbox; 

1915, Bacon, Coxe, Cross, Livingston, MacCor- 
mick, McWilliams, Pinkham, Prescott, Roberts, 
Rogers, Rollins, Smith, Stetson, Porritt, Stowell; 

1916, Bamford, Boardman, Blethen, Foster, Lead- 
better, Fuller, Hall. 

Of the entire thirty-six men fifteen are sopho- 
mores, nine seniors, seven freshmen and four 


The following statement regarding the use of 
the old gymnasium for a Brunswick Boys' Club 
has been prepared by the secretary of the Y. M. 
C. A. 

"For some years, the need has been felt for a 
building in town where Brunswick boys can get 
wholesome recreation and amusement. Two 
years ago a movement was started to establish a 
Y. M. C. A. in town but no suitable building could 
be secured. Another attempt to organize was 
made this fall, but it was found that the building 
which it was hoped could be secured could not be 
had for another year. When it became evident 
that the College intended to make no use of the 
old gymnasium this year, the faculty was re- 
quested to permit the use of this building for such 
a club ; this permission was temporarily granted, 
providing that the presence of the boys on the 
campus did not prove troublesome. Considerable 
interest has been aroused in the town among the 
business men, and a committee of seven, ap- 
pointed for the purpose, reported in regard to the 
organization and management of such a club at 
a public meeting some weeks ago. The result 
of this report has not yet been officially approved, 
however. It is hoped that a considerable sum of 
money will be raised for equipment, that a paid 
instructor will be engaged to direct the athletic 
work each afternoon and that the college men 
will cooperate in conducting the club. 

"If this plan goes through, college men can 
perform a definite unselfish service by helping 
Brunswick boys to have the right kind of recrea- 
tion and by becoming their friends. The details 
regarding the organization of the club and this 
hoped for cooperation will be decided later this 

"There are numerous objections to such a tem- 
porary use of the old gymnasium, but as it would 
otherwise remain idle this year, it is hoped that 
the student body will be unselfish- and cooperate 
in this movement. Furthermore many sincerely 
hope that such a use of the old gymnasium this 
year will make it possible to use the building in 

the future as a social club for the college, where 
class meetings, smokers, club meetings, etc., may 
be held." 

The sum of $400 has been raised already by the 
faculty and townspeople. Nearly $200 worth of 
gymnasium apparatus has been ordered and the 
college is establishing lockers and baths in one 
corner of the floor. Frank Smith, 1912, and Ar- 
thur Merrill, 1914, will be in charge of the clubs. 
The organization is called the Brunswick Boys' 
Association and is controlled by a board of di- 
rectors, — two members of the faculty, the prin- 
cipal of the high school and four prominent men 
in town. Nearly 100 boys have indicated their 
desire to become members at the rate of 50 cents 
each. The plan is to divide the boys into groups 
of ten and have college men in charge. Each 
group will meet twice a week in the gymnasium 
and one other time with its student directors. 
Any student who desires to give up one hour a 
week is asked to give his name to Arthur Mer- 


Last Thursday evening in Memorial Hall a 

large number of students gathered for a social 
Bowdoin night. The program was started by 
singing "Bowdoin Beata." Then Mr. McCon- 
aughy introduced James P. Webber '00, professor 
of public speaking at Exeter, who furnished the 
chief entertainment of the evening. Mr. Web- 
ber gave two readings in a very able and inter- 
esting manner, the "Christmas Carol" and "Lend 
Me Five Shillings," a humorous one-act play. 
Following were some selections by the Zeta Psi 
orchestra, after which Mr. Webber gave two 
more readings, "The Man Who Was" and "Gun- 
ga Din," both by Kipling. The evening was 
closed by singing "Phi Chi." It was proposed to 
hold more of these informal "get-togethers" dur- 
ing the winter if this one proved successful, so 
there is no doubt but that others will follow. 


The Freshman-Sophomore debate is to be held 
Friday, Jan. 10. The question is, "Resolved, 
That the President of the United States should 
be elected by direct popular vote." The two teams 
selected at recent trials are as follows : Sopho- 
mores, Talbot, McKenney, Bacon, and Livingston 
alternate ; Freshmen, Edwards, Garland, Say- 
ward, and Niven alternate. Douglas '13 will be 
the presiding officer. The Sophomores are being 
coached by Tuttle '13, while the Freshmen are 
being prepared for the struggle by Gage '14. 

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published evebv tuesday of the collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the interests of the students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editov-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 

R. E. Simpson, 1914, The Library Table 

A. H. MacCormick, 1915, On The Campus 

F. P. McKennky, 1915, With The Faculty 

J. F. Rollins, 1915, Intercollegiate Notes 

L. E. Jones, 1913 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 

K. A. Robinson, 1914 

G. H. Talbot, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914. Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. JANUARY 7, 1913 No. 21 

With the beginning of a new 
The New Gymnasium era in Bowdoin athletics 

which the opening of the new 
gymnasium marks, what better resolution can the 
undergraduate make than to carry on every 
branch of gymnasium work with enthusiasm. If 
each one goes to practice with the determination 
to make the most of it, there need be no disquie- 
tude about our future athletic records. This 
week as we enter the building made possible by 
loyalty and generosity to the College, may the 
spirit of using it be as true to Bowdoin. 

The Orient hopes that the 
An Alumni Council letter from Dean Sills '01 in 

regard to the formation of an 
Alumni Council will bring forth many sugges- 
tions from our readers. Any such will be printed 

gladly in order that they may be brought to gen- 
eral notice before the June meeting. ; 

The plan which is being de- 
Another Opportunity veloped by Mr. McConaughy 

is one which the Orient 
urges all undergraduates to support, and in par- 
ticular those men who are so situated that they 
may work in groups. The strenuous efforts put 
forth by those interested in the plan insure the 
practicability of the initial part. But the part 
which will measure the success is the follow-up- 
work, and it is this follow-up work which depends 
upon the men now in college. 


The set of Bowdoin slides to illustrate the Col- 
lege is practically completed and will be shown 
for the first time sometime this week before the j 
Massachusetts Club. These slides are over 100 
in number, and some of them are colored. The 
following men have cooperated in the preparation 
of this lecture: Joseph Roberts, secretary of the 
New York Alumni Association : John C. Minot, 
secretary of the Boston Bowdoin Club, and Dr. 
Loomis, Leigh. Monroe and Badger, all '14. A 
brief statement explaining the object and use of 
these slides has been sent out to all the alumni 
teaching in this section of the country and to 
about 100 other men. 


Three hundred twenty-two out of three hun- 
dred thirty-three men in college have paid the 
blanket tax, and become members of the A. S. 
B. C. This is 97 per cent, of the men in college. 
But, encouraging as the results have been, we 
should not assume a self congratulatory attitude, 
nor delude ourselves that hereafter the plan will 
run itself, and that no further effort is required 
on our part to make it a success. 

A second semester draws nigh and the second 
installment of $7.50 will fall due. The excite- 
ment of the football season has passed away, but 
loyalty to college activities is still just as neces- 
sary. Every man, from Senior to Freshman, 
must realize that he is a part of Bowdoin and has 
a duty to perform ; that he is personally responsi- 
ble for the success or failure of the activities in 
which we engage. If we still realize this, the 
blanket tax for the second semester will be as 
much, if not more, of a success than it was for 
the first. Let's make it so. 

Paul H. Douglas, 
Chairman Board of Managers. 




Student meeting will be held in the Y. M. C. A. 
room Thursday evening, January 9. The speak- 
ers will include Frank Smith, a medical student ; 
George E. Fogg '02, a Portland lawyer, and one 
other, probably a student. These gatherings un- 
der the Association auspices are always very 
popular and the hall will undoubtedly be filled to 
its capacity. 


In the first Dramatic Club trials sixty-six stu- 
dents competed. Because of so large a number 
it was found necessary to have further trials in 
order to get the best men for the different parts. 
These second trials were held Monday night at 
eight o'clock. The judges were Professors 
Brown and Mitchell and Mrs. Arthur Brown, the 
coach. The parts will be posted probably some 
time today or Wednesday, and the rehearsals will 
start soon. 


The Monday night before the Christmas vaca- 
tion a smoker was held in Memorial Hall, at 
which the football manager for next year, Robert 
D. Leigh, was elected and the first ballot for as- 
sistant manager was taken. The vote for assist- 
ant manager was so close that although Verrill 
was the winner by a few votes he did not have 
the necessary majority to give him the victory. 
This was not found out until later in the evening 
when his election was declared null and void by 
the Council. 

The entertainment that was given to those pres- 
ent was first class. Of course the band was there 
to give a program which varied from college 
songs to popular music. Johnny Dunphy started 
the evening with some of his funny stories which 
brought down the house in gales of laughter. 
Then there was Crowell who read several very 
humorous passages. Without a doubt Loring 
Pratt was the headliner. He had countless stories 
and each encore seemed better than the previous 
ones so that he was obliged to respond time after 
time. Unlike many monologists he illustrated one 
of his selections. "A Modern Melodrama," lately 
printed in one of the comic weeklies. The old 
mill at midnight; the sealed papers and the bank 
were all present while he portrayed the general 
demeanor of the characters while giving their 

Cider, apples, tobacco and pipes were passed 
around during the evening. One of the features 
of this part of the performance was the game of 
"duck of apple" at which several members of the 

Student Council served as the goat. 

Cedric Crowell who presided was ably assisted 
in making the evening enjoyable by a committee 
of three : Lawrence Crosby, chairman ; John 
Dunphy and Lawrence Smith. 


The following men have been chosen for the 
musical clubs : 

Glee Club. — Leader, George Eaton '14; first 
tenor, Page '13, Twombly '13, Shea '14, Trottier 
'14, Card '15; second tenor, West '15, McKenney 
'15, Woodman '16, Hescock '16; first bass, Crow- 
ell '13, Greene '13, Smith '13, Ramsey '15; second 
bass, Eaton '14, Monroe '14, Leavitt '13, Dunton 
'15, Merrill '16: accompanists, Hatch "14, Twom- 
bly '13. 

Mandolin Club. — Leader, Savage '13; first 
mandolin, Savage '13, Holt '13, Barton '14, 
Thompson '14, Demmons '15, Hall '15; second 
mandolin, Gilbert '13, Dunphy '13, Nason '14, Lit- 
tle '16, Farrar '14. 

Mandola. — Conant '13, McCargo '14. 

Mando-Ccllo. — Saunders '13. 

Guitar. — Crosby '13. 

Reader. — Crowell '13. 

Manager. — Crosby '13. 

Asst. Mgr. — Thompson '14. 


To the Editor of the Orient. 

My dear Sir : — At the last meeting of the Gen- 
eral Alumni Association of the College the fol- 
lowing committee was appointed to consider the 
desirability of forming an Alumni Council: 
Charles T. Hawes '76, John Clair Minot '96, Eu- 
gene L. Bodge '97, Kenneth C. M. Sills '01, Wil- 
liam E. Lunt '04. In other institutions such 
Councils have general oversight of the various 
alumni associations, keep the public informed in 
regard to the college, keep in touch with under- 
graduate activities, and, in general, act as a med- 
ium between the alumni, the faculty and the trus- 
tees, and as a help to the younger graduates in 
getting started in various occupations after 
graduation. Our committee has organized with 
Mr. Hawes as chairman, and myself as secretary. 

I should be very glad to receive any expres- 
sions of opinion on this plan, in order to present 
them to the committee before next June. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills. '01. 


The annual fall initiation and banquet of 
Friars, the Junior society, was held at Riverton 
Park, Dec. 17. The initiates were George F. 



Eaton '14 and Robert D. Leigh '14. Besides these 
men the active membership includes Horace A. 
Barton, Clarence A. Brown, Louis A. Donahue, 
Alfred E. Gray and Elroy O. LaCasce, of 1914. 
The members from 1913 are Edward O. Baker, 
Laurence A. Crosby, Cedric R. Crowell, John E. 
Dunphy, Paul C. Savage and Philip S. Wood. 


Seven of Bowdoin's fraternities celebrated the 
approach of Christmas season by dances. Alpha 
Delta Phi held their annual house party and 
•dance at this time and the six other dances were 
of a more informal character. This is the larg- 
est number of fraternity house parties ever oc- 
curring at this season of the year. 


The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi Fra- 
ternity gave their annual dance and house party 
December 20. The patronesses were Miss Helen 
Chapman, Mrs. William A. Moody, Mrs. Charles 
■C. Hutchins and Mrs. Alice C. Little. 

The committee in charge of arrangements was 
composed of Curtis Tuttle '13, Frederick S. Wig- 
;gin '13, Arthur L. Pratt '14, G. Arthur Mac Wil- 
liams '15 and Robert Little '16. 

The guests were : Miss Katherine Hall, Miss 
Elizabeth Hall, Miss Dorothy Laughlin, Miss 
Hilda Laughlin, Miss Ruth Little and Miss Cof- 
fin of Portland; Miss Gale Littlefield and Miss 
Marion Brown of Bangor ; Miss Sarah Baxter, 
Miss Ellen Baxter, Miss Marion Drew, Miss 
Mabel Davis, Miss Mary Elliott, Miss Clare Rid- 
ley, Miss Frances Skolfield, Miss Isabel Palmer, 
Miss Helen Mitchell, Miss Olive Nutter and Miss 
Elizabeth Purington of Brunswick ; Miss Flor- 
■ ence Dunton, Miss Louise Harriman, Miss Ruth 
Thompson and Miss Ethel Cochran of Bath ; 
Miss Margaret Copeland of Newton, Mass. ; Miss 
Louise Barrows of Auburn; Miss Ruth Perkins 
■of Chicago; Miss Katherine McHale and Miss 
Katherine Ordway of Boston. 


Delta Kappa Epsilon held their annual Christ- 
mas dance Friday. Dec. 20. Mrs. Frank N. Whit- 
tier and Mrs. Carl H. Stevens of Brunswick were 
the patronesses. 

The guests included Miss Elizabeth Sullivan of 
Bangor; Miss Miriam Northcott, Miss Marie 
Hieber, Miss Frances Crosman. Miss Evelyn Ed- 
wards of Portland ; Miss Helen Sherman of Bar 
Harbor; Miss Christine Huston of Wiscasset ; 
Miss Laura Standish of Boston ; Miss Elizabeth 
Fuller of Rockland : Miss Sarah Snow of Skow- 
hegran; Miss Katherine Torrev of Bath. 


The Eta Charge of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity 
gave a Christmas dance December 20. The pat- 
ronesses were Mrs. C. A. Loring of Reading, 
Mass., Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell of Brunswick 
and Mrs. Herbert E. Cole of Bath. The mem- 
bers of the committee in charge of arrangements 
were Neil A. Fogg "13, Albert E. Parkhurst '13 
and Maurice W. Hamblen '14. 

Among the young ladies present were the fol- 
lowing: Miss Phyllis Craig, Miss Marion Brown, 
Miss Elizabeth Payson, Miss Alice Foster, Miss 
Margaret Hewey, Miss Olivia Bagley and Miss 
Mildred Dow of Portland; Miss Marie Fogg of 
Westbrook ; Miss Gladys Abbott of Bridgton ; 
Miss Helen Soule, Miss Lillian Fogg and Miss 
Edna Dennison of Freeport ; Miss Valrosa Vail 
of Marshalltown, la.; Miss Margaret Arnold of 
Waterville ; Miss Leola Howe of Baltimore, Md. ; 
Miss Alice Cross of Jarvah, Wis. ; Miss Dorothy 
Cross of Brookline, Mass. ; Miss Ethel Gilfatin 
of Kezar Falls ; Miss Nellie Vinal and Miss Ber- 
nice Vinal of Vinalhaven. 

ZETA psi 

One of the most enjoyable of the Christmas 
dances was that of the Lambda Chapter of Zeta 
Psi, held at the chapter house Friday evening, 
Dec. 20. The patronesses were Mrs. Charles W. 
Hayes of Foxcroft, Mrs. Manton Copeland and 
Mrs. Paul Nixon of Brunswick. The guests 
were : Miss Gertrude Triplett of Bangor ; Miss 
Myra Marsh of Foxcroft; Miss Martha Feyler 
of Waldoboro; Miss Carrie Johnson of Augusta; 
Miss Pauline Woodbury, Miss Mary Blethen of 
Dover; Miss Pauline Herring, Miss Gertrude 
Jackson, Miss Yvette Lapointe, Miss Margaret 
Day, Miss Helen Merriman, Miss Gladys Umber- 
hind, Miss Alfaretta Graves, Miss Nathalie With- 
ington, Miss_ Annie Coffin of Brunswick; Miss 
Marion Troop of Wiscassetrand Miss Marguer- 
ite Wade of Waldoboro. 

Three alumni of the chapter were also pres- 
ent, Mr. John R. Hurley of Hackensack, N. Y., 
Mr. Clyde R. Chapman of Fairfield, Me., and 
Gardner W. Cole of Foxcroft, Me. 


The Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilow held a 
Christmas dance at the chapter house Friday eve- 
ning, December 20. Mrs. James A. Norton of 
Phillips, and Mrs. Samuel B. Furbish and Mrs. 
William Hawley Davis of Brunswick were the 
patronesses. The committee of arrangements 
consisted of James A. Norton '13 of Phillips, 
Austin H. MacCormick '15 of Boothbay Harbor 
and Lee D. Pettengill '16 of Lewiston. 

The following young ladies were present : Miss 



Blanche Hanscom and Miss Nettie Bird of Rock- 
land; Miss Vivien Lemont and Miss Caroline 
Rullmann of Bath ; Miss Evelyn Swett of Somer- 
ville, Mass.; Miss Anne Hall, Miss Helen Fiske 
and Miss Frances Rideout of Brunswick ; Miss 
Bertha Hunt of Worcester, Mass. ; Miss Jeanne 
Moulton of Cumberland Center; Miss Juliette 
Holbrook of Newport ; Miss Jennie Bailey of 
East Poland, and Miss Ethel Taylor of Lewiston. 


On Friday evening, December 20, at the chap- 
ter house, Kappa Sigma gave a Christmas dance. 
The patronesses were Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. 
Orren C. Hormell and Mrs. Frank Stetson of 
Brunswick; Mrs. Ensign M. Otis of Rockland, 
and Mrs. Ralph Hoit of Grasmere, N. H. The 
•committee in charge was composed of Chester G. 
Abbott '13 of Lynn, Mass., Harold M. Somers 
'15 of Portland and Wallace B. Olson '16 of Som- 
■erville, Mass. 

The guests were: Misses Olive Barnes, Kath- 
■ Jbox. Retta Morse, Annie Hodgkins, Jessie 
Merrilll, Edith Earle and Irene Woodbury of 
Portland; Misses Sue Houghton and Eleanor 
Morrill of Bath; Miss Lily Pletts of Brunswick; 
Miss Ida Beane of Auburndale, Mass.; Miss 
Laura Barden of West Paris ; Miss Elizabeth 
McDonald of Lynn, Mass., and Miss M.ary Malia 
•of Lewiston. 


The Beta Sigma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi held 
its Christmas dance on Dec. 19. Mrs. Frank E. 
Roberts and Mrs. Roscoe J". Ham served as pat- 
ronesses. The guests were Miss Katherine John- 
son, Miss Abba Harris, Miss Ernestine Hall, Miss 
Agnes Parks of Portland; Miss Yvette Lapointe. 
Miss Elizabeth Purrington, Mrs. Willis E. Rob- 
erts of Brunswick; Miss Iva Record, Miss Mil- 
dred Jordan of Auburn ; Miss Dorothy Bird of 
Rockland, and Miss Olive Holway of Augusta. 
L. T. Brown, F. X. Callihan and H. A. Lewis 
served as the committee. 

OLluft anD Council Sheetings 

At a meeting of the Chemical Club the week 
before Christmas the organization for the year 
was perfected and the following officers were 
elected : President, W. Fletcher Twombly ; vice- 
president. Neil Fogg; secretary-treasurer, A. E. 
Parkhurst ; executive board, Sumner Pike, D. H. 
McMurtrie, T. E. Emery. The new men admit- 
ted to membership were H. D. Gilbert, A. G. Hil- 
dreth, H. M. Adams, S. L. Mountfort, A. K. 
Eaton. P. S. Smith, T. W. Daniels. Another 
meeting will be held the last of the month. 

The Deutscher Verein held its annual initiation 
Thursday, Dec. 19, 1912, at the Hotel Eagle. The 
club was the guest of Prof. George T. Files. 

The men initiated were : Willis E. Dodge '13, 
Vurnyer A. Craig '13, Earle B. Tuttle '13, James 
A. Norton '13, Albert P. Cushman '13, Frank R. 
Loeffler '14, Evan A. Nason '14, Francis T. Gar- 
land '14, Samuel E. Chase '14, Maurice W. Ham- 
blen '14 and Philip R. Fox '14. 

The Student Council held a meeting shortly be- 
fore Christmas recess. The detailed plan for the 
limitation of student activities is now being pre- 
pared by a committete. Pres. Cedric Crowell was 
chosen by the Council to represent the College at 
the banquet of the New York Bowdoin Alumni 
Association, Jan. 31. The Association invited the 
Council to select a man as delegate to attend this 
affair and offered to pay all expenses. 

Although there have been no meetings of the 
Good Government Club this year, it is understood 
that very soon there will be an organization and 
plans made for activity during the second semes- 

At the December meeting of the Massachusetts 
Club it was decided to hold a reunion in Boston 
on Saturday evening, Dec. 21, to which all Bow- 
doin men were cordially invited to attend. The 
reunion in Boston was a success. Fifteen men 
attended the banquet, and the theatre party fol- 
lowing. At this meeting also, Professor Files 
gave an interesting talk about his student life in 
Germany. It was decided to hold the January- 
meeting in Hubbard Hall, at which an illustrated 
lecture is to be given. A '"smoker," to be held at 
some future date in the old gym, was also pro- 

The first meeting of the Lincoln County Club 
was held on Friday evening, Dec. 13, 1912. The 
following officers were elected for the ensuing 
year: President, L. Dodge '13; Vice-President, 
R. Kennedy '13; Secretary and Treasurer, M. 
Kuhn '15. 

The first meeting of the Cumberland County 
Club was held on Monday evening, Dec. 16, 19 12. 
At this meeting Ralph L. Buell '14 was elected 
President, and Fred D. Wish, Jr., '13, Secretary- 

At the first meeting of the Franklin County 
Club, held on Friday evening, Dec. 13, James A. 
Norton '13 was elected President, and Ray M. 
Verrill '14, Secretary-Treasurer. 

At the first meeting of the New Hampshire 
Club, W. T. Nixon '13 was elected President, H. 
C. Abbott '13, Vice-President, and A. E. Gray 
'14, Secretary-Treasurer. 



<$)n t&e Campus 

The following spent a great part of the Christ- 
mas vacation in Brunswick: Cowan '13, Doug- 
las '13, Tufts '13, Walker '13, Wish '13, Leigh 
'14, Sylvester '14, P. White '14, D. White '16, 
Foster '16. 

The dates for the Junior Assemblies have been 
set by the committee for February 14 and March 
14. It was thought that it would be better to place 
the dates for these affairs in the second semester 
owing to the rush of work coming in January. 

Among the alumni back at the College for a 
visit Christmas vacation were "Baldy" Smith '11, 
"Bob" Cole '12 and "Pewt" Purington '11. 

There were a number of alumni on the campus 
to attend the Christmas dances. Among them 
were the familiar faces of "Jack" Hurley '12 and 
Clyde Chapman '12. Harold Andrews '12 and 
Buddv Rodick '12 were on the campus last week 

"I didn't know Bowdoin was a coed college," a 
stranger was heard to remark at the Maine Cen- 
tral station Saturday morning before Christmas 

No Orient was issued on the Tuesday preced- 
ing Christmas vacation on account of the limita- 
tion of the number of issues per volume. We 
hope it won't happen another year. 

The Monday Night Club held a meeting last 

Fencing practice started yesterday. More can- 
didates are wanted. The practice is held in the 
fencing room of the new gymnasium. 

The advantages of a college built on a swamp 
were evident last week. 

Morton '10. Atwood '10, Hobbs '10, Somes '11, 
Fuller ex-'i2 and Auten '12 were other visitors 
on tlic campus shortly before the holidays. 

Foster '16 is coaching the basketball team of 
Freeport High School. 

According to new regulations made by the 
Orient Board the names of department editors 
are placed in the printed list on the editorial page 
opposite the department names. 

Wing '14 taught mathematics at Morse High 
for a few days before Christmas vacation. 

A double quartette from the Bowdoin Glee 
Club sang at the Brunswick Old People's Home 
just before Christmas. Presents of tobacco were 
given to the men and shawls and aprons were 
given to the women. A part of the Chapel 
Christmas collection went for this purpose. 

Statements concerning the work of the Bow- 
doin Y. M. C. A. have been sent to nearly 100 dif- 

ferent newspapers and were generally used. 

Lee Mikelsky has left for ■ Houston, Texas, 
there to engage in commercial business, but 
Brother Ira is here with a sheaf of New Year 
bills for tardy Beau Brummels. 

Dorando Pietri, who almost won the Marathon 
in the 1908 Olympic games was on the campus 
during Christmas vacation, when he filed an ap- 
plication for the position of track coach. 

Cfilitt) tije JFacuItp 

Professor Mitchell lectured before the Athena 
Club of Bangor on Friday, Dec. 27, 1912. His 
subject was, "A Short Trip to England." 

In the absence of the regular pastor Professor 
Woodruff preached at the morning service of the 
Church on the Hill last Sunday. 

There has been recently published a song enS 
titled "Out of the Mists and Shadows," with 
words by Lewis A. Burleigh '91, a lawyer in Au- 
gusta, and music by Professor Edward H. Wass 
of the Music Department. 

Dr. Alfred O. Gross spent the holidays in 

Professor and Mrs. Paul Nixon spent Christ- 
mas at Quincy, Mass. 

Dean Sills spent the vacation at Geneva, X. Y. 

Professor and Mrs. William H. Davis spent 
the holidays in Pennsylvania. 

Professor and Mrs. Hormell spent the vacation 
in Cambridge, Mass., where Professor Hormell 
attended the meetings of the American Historical 

Professor and Mrs. Henry B. Alvord were at j 
Bethlehem, N. H., for Christmas. 

Professor Warren B. Catlin spent Christmas I 
at Hartford, Conn., and attended the meetings of \ 
the American Economics Association at Boston. 

Professors Ham and Bell attended the meet- 
ings of the American Historical Association in 

Professors Davis and McConaughy attended 
the meetings of the Modern Language Associa- 
tion in Philadelphia during the holidays. 

President Hyde recently addressed the teach- 
ers of the Bangor public schools. His subject 
was "The Spirit of the Schools." 

Professor McConaughy spoke recently at the 
opening banquet of the York County Boys' Y. M. 
C. A. conference at Saco. 

January 15 is the last date for the Prize Son; 
Competition. All contestants should submit thei 
songs to Professor Woodruff. 




NO. 22 


The attention of the students is called to the 
facts concerning the second installment of the 
Blanket Tax and the rules regarding the same. 

"The annual assessment shall be fifteen dollars, 
collectible in two installments of seven dollars 
and a half each. The dates of payment, for each 
installment, are the first three days of each sem- 
ester. Those students who do not pay on these 
dates shall forfeit their right to membership in 
the A. S. B. C. for the ensuing semester, unless 
special arrangement shall be granted by the 
Board of Managers." The first three days of 
next semester are Feb. io, n, 12. 

Membership in the A. S. B. C. means admission 
to the home baseball games and possibly track 
meets ; it means free subscribtion to Orient and 
Quill; it means the privilege of holding office in 
the organizations composing the Association ; it 
means the voting privilege in all elections under 
the auspices of the A. S. B. C. : it means the right 
of representing the organizations supported by 
the A. S. B. C. in intercollegiate contests. 

Unless the assessment is paid on the above 
dates and unless good and sufficient reason is 
given to the Board of Managers before the expi- 
ration of this three-day period, the student will 
for the semester be barred from any of the above 

Last fall the Board excused a number of stu- 
dents for considerable lengths of time on the 
reason of the ignorance of the operation of the 
three-day rule and this was justified on the 
grounds of insufficient advertisement of the plan 
of the blanket tax. But it is absolutely necessary 
for the successful operation of the tax system 
that this three-days rule be applied and the 
Board is now obliged in fairness to all to apply 
the rule more strictly and to grant an extension 
of time only in extreme cases. 

Last fall the men who did not pay up in the al- 
loted time did not justify the extension of time 
being granted again. The very successful opera- 
tion of the system thus far has shown that the 
whole student body is able to pay on the three 
alloted dates. 

Do not forget your $7.50 February 10. 

— Board of Managers. 


The men whose names are given below have 
been selected to take part in "Alt Heidelberg," 
the Ivy Day play for the coming year. A number 
of these have already had experience in the Col- 
lege dramatics. Crowell '13 has been in all the 
plays given by the Dramatic Club in the last 
three years; Elwell '15 was in the Commence- 
ment play last June; L. Jones '13 was in the plays 
two and three years ago; W. Greene '13, in the 
two plays last year; MacDonald '15, in last year's 
Commencement play; Twombly '13, in all the 
plays the last three years; Dunphy '13. in the 
last two Ivy plays : P. Donahue '14, in the plays 
last year. 


Prince Crowell '13 

Kathie Elwell '15 

Frau Ruder Bacon '15 

Frau Dorffel Clark '16 

Von Haugh L. Jones '13 

Jiittner I. C. Merrill '15 

Von Passage Leigh '14 

Von Breitenberg Dole '13 

Metzning (Chamberlain ) 

Detlev W. Greene '13 

Von Wedell Russell '14 

Bilz MacDonald '15 

Rnglebrecht Hall '15 

First and Second Student 

To be taken from Glee Club 

Lackey } 

Student (Banzin) \ 

Glanz Buell '14 

Reuter Evans '15 

Lutz Twombly '13 

Kellerman Dunphy '13 

Scholermann P. Donahue '14, or Abbott '13 

Ruder Abbott '13, or P. Donahue '14 

Waiter Evans ' 1 5 

"Alt Heidelberg" is a very well known German 
play and has been studied in the College German 
courses. It is a good college play, dealing with 
Heidelberg life, and having a large preponder- 
ance of male parts. The first rehearsal was held 
last week, and others are scheduled for regular 
hours this week and following. 

.A. Cole '.14 

1 7 8 



The dates of the Musical Clubs are as follows : 
Jan. 17, Bath; 20, Bangor; 21, Old Town; 22, 
Fairfield (pending); 23, Skowhegan ; 27, Port- 
land ; Mar. 24, Brunswick ; 26, open ; 27, open ; 
28, Reading; 29, Boston. 

Early in March a joint concert with Bates will 
be given in Lewiston. One or two more con- 
certs may be arranged between the Maine and 
Massachusetts trips. Negotiations are under way 
for a New York concert to follow the Boston con- 


At the Senior Smoker held in Massachusetts 
Hall last Tuesday evening, Mr. Oliver F. Cutts 
of New York gave one of the finest talks heard 
here for some time. The famous Harvard and 
All-American tackle showed that he is as high- 
powered intellectually as he is physically, and 
that he can hold an audience as well as he used to 
hold the best opposing rushes in his football days. 
Mr. Cutts is a big man and he is doing a big 
work. He is engaged in organizing college grad- 
uates for public spirited and efficient work, and 
in his talk "How College Graduates Can Serve 
the Community," every word of which was closely 
listened to, he pointed out that by devoting some 
of his spare time to forwarding the movement for 
cleaner politics, settlement work, charitable work, 
boys' club work, and other activities of that na- 
ture, the college man is performing a duty truly 
his as the possessor of a broad and liberal educa- 
tion. In thus bettering the community, too, he 
finds that natural outlet for the things he has 
stored up, which is so essential to making his own 
life well-rounded and complete. 

After the talk, there was an opportunity to 
meet the speaker personally. 


While it is to be regretted that all of last year's 
Fencing team was lost by graduation, the pros- 
pects of a successful team for the coming season 
are very bright. The most likely candidates are : 
1913, Pike. Dunphy, Shackford, Wish; 1914, Pay- 
son, Pope; 191 5, Floyd, Porritt, Woodbury, Per- 
kins. Faulkner. Other candidates are: 1916, 
Lord, Irving, Greeley, Hamlin, Hawes, Hale, 
Proctor. Foster. 

This is a poor showing as compared with the 
number of candidates last year, and it is hoped 
that a larger number of men will come out and 
trv for the team. 


The program for the fourth state student con- 
ference which meets here February 28 and March 
1 and 2 has been practically completed and will be 
sent to all the colleges and preparatory schools 
of the state. The delegations from the prepara- 
tory schools will be limited. Over 100 delegates 
from out of town will be expected. It is hoped 
to secure entertainment for one-half of these in 
the college buildings and the other half in the 
town. The principal speakers will be : Robert 
E. Speer of New York, secretary of the Presby- 
terian Board of Missions, one of the most popular 
college speakers in the country; Harrison Elliott 
of New York, a Bible study secretary of the Na- 
tional Y. M. C. A. ; Arthur Howe, captain of the 
Yale football team of 1912, who is now associated 
with David R. Porter, 1906, in preparatory school 
Y. M. C. A. work; Henry H. King of Boston, 
state secretary of the Y. M. C. A. for Massachu- 
setts; Daniel Chase, a graduate of the University 
of Maine, and now director of athletics at Hamil- 
ton College ; and President Hyde. Features of 
the program will be the opening session Friday 
evening in the church, followed by a reception 
given by the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. to the visiting 
delegates, conference sessions on Saturday on 
methods of Y. M. C. A. work, an address by Pres- 
ident Hyde, faculty conference Saturday after- 
noon, address Saturday evening by Mr. Elliott, 
and three addresses Sunday by Dr. Speer. Three 
committees have been appointed by the Y. M. 
C. A. to prepare for this conference as follows : 
Entertainment: C. Brown '14, chairman, A. Mac- 
Cormick '15, sub-chairman; reception: R. Leigh 
'14, chairman, G. McWilliams, sub-chairman; 
attendance : A. Gray '14, chairman, A. Sweet '13, 


The second student meeting under the auspices 
of the Y. M. C. A. was held last Thursday even- 
ing. The program opened with some selections 
on the orchestrelle, played by Professor Wass, 
showing- the remarkable range and tone of the 

The first of the three speakers of the evening 
was Crowell '13 who briefly discussed Bowdoin 
Spirit. He said that while our expressed spirit 
was very excellent as far as it went, it did not go 
far enough. As an example of this he cited the 
lack of interest in singing, which considering the 
rewards offered for its encouragement, seems un- 

Frank Smith Medic '15 spoke a few words in 
explanation of the proposed Brunswick Boys' 



Club, which he thought would be of value not 
only to the boys themselves but to the men of the 
college who will help in its work. 

The chief speaker of the evening was George 
E. Fogg '02, whom Crowell introduced as being 
best known to us as the author of "Glasses 
Clinking High." Mr. Fogg, whose subject was 
"If I were back in College," compared our prep- 
aration for life to the preparation for a football 
schedule. We employ a graduate coach to train 
our football team, and, similarly, should not be 
unwilling to accept the advice of graduates who 
have had experience. The first care of a coach 
is to look over the schedule and find out when 
and where the games are to be played. In the 
same way, a college man ought to size up the 
game of life and find out when and where he will 
be called upon to play it. Just as the coach has 
to find out what kind of material he has, so we 
have to find out what there is in us, and then 
train for the position for which we are fitted. 
The right man in the right place is sure to make 
good ; but nobody ought to attempt to enter a 
profession for which he is not fitted. When a 
man has found the right place and the game is 
started, he must hit the line hard, follow the 
ball, and be there when it drops ; in other words 
to work for all there is in him. Do not be dis- 
couraged, said he, if honors do not come quickly 
or easily, for the man who sticks through thick 
and thin is the man who eventually wins out. 

Lastly come the Don'ts : don't overtrain and 
go stale ; don't be a prig or a bookworm ; don't 
forget that you may learn as much from the men 
with whom you live as from books. 

The decision for the affirmative team ended the 
tie in the Freshman- Sophomore competition in 
favor of the "Freshies" — honors in baseball and 
football being evenly divided. 

The debate was a good one : an interesting- 
question handled with no little spirit by both 
teams. The affirmative side contended that the 
President of the United States should be elected 
by a direct popular vote. They pointed out that 
under the present system the minority loses all 
representation ; that there was a great temptation 
to fraud and bribery ; and that there was an in- 
equality in the value of the individual vote be- 
cause of the two electors at large. 

In opposition to this plan the negative upheld 
the "proportional" system, arguing that it would 
remedy the faults of the present system without 
the loss of state rights which would occur under 
the direct popular method. 

In rebuttal the negative pointed their attack 
at the complications which would arise under the 
proposed system and at the loss of state rights. 

The affirmative showed these objections to be 
trivial in view of the greater issues at stake; 
that since their big argument — the inequality in 
value of the individual vote — had not been ans- 
wered in any way, and since their plan remedied 
all existing faults in the present system, then the 
proposed popular plan should be adopted. 

The judges, Professors Herbert C. Bell, War- 
ren B. Catlin and Orren C. Hormell, cast their 
ballot without consultation. 

Affirmative 1916. Negative 1915. 

Don Jerome Edwards George Henry Talbot 
Dwight Harold Sayward George William Bacon 
Edward Philip Garland Francis Paul McKenney 


The annual initiation and banquet of the 
Gamma Gamma Chapter of the Phi Chi Society 
of the Medical School of Maine, was held in 
Portland, Saturday afternoon and evening, Jan. 
nth. Four new members, from the Class of 1916 
of the Medical School, were initiated in Red 
Men's Hall, preceding the banquet at the Con- 
gress Square Hotel. These were Paul K. Holmes, 
Bryant E. Moulton, Alfred L. Maclntire and 
Nessib S. Kupelian. 

Harry D. McNeil of Bangor acted as toastmas- 
ter, and introduced Dr. John L. Morse of Boston 
who read a very instructing and interesting paper 
on Diabetus Mellitus in Infancy and Childhood. 


Hiwale '09, Bowdoin's missionary, like most 
sons of Bowdoin, is "making good" with a ven- 
geance in his work. He has been appointed to 
succeed Dr. Lee, one of the most noted mission- 
aries in India, and is located at Latarce, 80 miles 
south of Bombay. His parish has a greater pop- 
ulation than Maine and he is the sole missionary 
in this district. Hiwale is working in conjunc- 
tion with the chain of missions conducted by Dr. 
Hume, who was here as a college preacher in 
1910. An illustrated lecture concerning Hiwale's 
work will be given January 23, by Enoch Bell, 
of the Board of Foreign Missions. Mr. Bell is 
an eloquent speaker and dealing with a subject 
so closely related to all Bowdoin men, should be 
greeted by a large audience. 

A poll of twenty-eight shows that the position 
of half back claims the greatest number of foot- 
ball captains. Tackle, fullback and quarterback 
come next, and four captains play end. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company* 

in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMuktrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 

R. E. Simpson, 1914, The Library Table 

A. H. MacCormick, 1915, On The Campus 

F. P. McKenney, 1915, With The Faculty 

J. F. Rollins, 1915, Intercolk giate Notes 

L. E. Jones, 1913 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 

K. A. Robinson, 1914 

G. H. Talbot, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
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All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
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E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. JANUARY 14, 1913 No. 22 

The first of the class sings 
Class Sings this evening for the purpose 

of preparing for the Snow 
Song Cup Contest should call forth a large at- 
tendance. To the Freshmen is given a chance to 
set the pace in the class rivalry, and they should 
make the most of it ! For the first time they have 
an opportunity to give the College an example of 
1916 spirit in competition with all the other 
classes. They may do much to start the improve- 
ment in singing Bowdoin songs by being present 
tonight to a man. 

Although the beginning of 
The Blanket Tax the second semester seems at 

a distance when viewed 
through the haze of final examinations, it is a 
time which will soon be at hand, bringing with it 

a crisis in undergraduate self-government. Then 
will be decided the question as to whether the 
College is to stand loyally behind the blanket tax 
plan by paying the second installment needed to 
carry on the spring sports. It is then that ideals 
of Bowdoin Spirit must be translated into hard 
cash if the carefully planned system of financing 
undergraduate activities is to succeed. Let every- 
one be thinking upon these things to the end that 
when the time comes, he may translate promptly. 


Assistant Baseball Manager Elwell announces 
the following baseball schedule for the Bowdoin 
Interscholastic League, arranged at a meeting of 
the representatives of the six schools comprising 
the organization. 

The schools are divided into two groups. 
Group A consists of Deering, South Portland, 
and Brunswick. Group B is composed of Ed- 
ward Little High School, Lewiston High, and 
Hallowell. Each of these groups arranged a 
schedule of games to terminate before June 7th. 
On that date the first two games between the 
winners of the two groups will be played, and 
the second one will be arranged later. 

The following is the schedule of the two 
groups : 

April 30th, Hallowell High vs. Edward Little 
at Auburn ; Brunswick vs. Deering at Forest 
Avenue grounds. 

May 1, Deering High vs. South Portland at 
Pine Tree Park. 

May 3, Brunswick High vs. South Portland 
High. Place not decided. 

May 10, Hallowell High vs. Lewiston High at 

May 14, South Portland High vs. Deering 
High at Forest Avenue grounds. 

May 17, Lewiston High School vs. Edward 
Little High at Auburn : South Portland High vs. 
Brunswick High, place not decided. 

May 24, Edward Little High School vs. Hallo- 
well ; Deering High vs. Brunswick High at 

May 31, Lewiston HigK vs. Hallowell High at 

June 4, Edward Little High vs. Lewiston High 
at Lewiston. 

The managers also submitted to Assistant Man- 
ager Elwell the following list of approved um- 
pires : George F. Wilson of Bowdoin, Leslie 
Stetson of Bowdoin, Lewis T. Brown of Bow- 
doin, Charles R. Bull of Bowdoin, Sumner 
Mountfort of Bowdoin, Edward Butler of Deer- 
ing, William Desmond of Portland, Arthur El- 


liott of South Portland, Leslie Pumphrey of 
Portland, Andrew McBain of Hallowell, Jake 
Patterson, Jr., of Hallowell, Danahy of Bates, 
Carleton Dennis of Bates, Ray Shepard of 
Bates, Gard Twaddle of Bowdoin, William Skin- 
ner of Auburn and Elmer Gerrish of Auburn. 

sey '92 ; Houlton, W. F. Carr '04 ; Kennebunk, J. 
W. Lambert '93; Newcastle, H. K. White '74; 
Searsport, W. B. Woodbury '00. 


The annual banquet of the New York Alumni 
Association of Bowdoin will be January 31. 
For the first time the College will be repre- 
sented by a student speaker, Crowell '13. The 
officers of the New York Association are: Presi- 
dent, Francis Robbins Upton, M.S. ; Secretary, 
Joseph Bangs Roberts. 

The Boston Alumni Association will have its 
annual meeting and banquet February 5. The 
committee of the Association on speakers has in- 
vited Crosby '13 to represent the College. The 
officers of the Boston Association are : President, 
John Clair Minot ; Secretary, George E. Kimball. 


An examination of the directory of High 
School and Preparatory School principals in the 
State of Maine shows that 22 of the High Schools 
are in charge of Bowdoin graduates, as are also 
10 of the academies and preparatory schools. 

The following High Schools are in charge of 
Bowdoin men: Bangor, G. H. Larrabee '88; 
Bath. H. E. Cole '83; Belfast, C. W. Proctor '98; 
Bridgton. H. E. Rowell '10; Brownville, T. E. 
Gay '08; Brunswick, C. E. Gardner '01; East 
Livermore, F. H. Byram '04; Bar Harbor, F. E. 
Briggs '94; Eustis, T. E. Makepeace '12; Free- 
port, R. S. Taylor '08; Gorham, C. C. Shaw '03; 
Kennebunk, A. L. Dennison '95; North Berwick, 
E. E. Weeks '12; Old Town, A. J. Hamlin '00; 
Pembroke, W. R. Spinney '13; Rockland, H. W. 
Cobb '00 ; Thomaston, R. S. Robinson '95 ; Tops- 
ham, D. F. Koughan '09 ; Waldoboro, H. E. Alex- 
ander '90; Warren, F. D. Rowe '06; Wells, H. S. 
Hill '05; Woodstock, R. E. Fisher ex-' 10. 

The following are principals of academies: 
Anson. R. E. G. Bailey ex-'u ; Bridgton, C. C. 
Tuttle '06; Foxcroft. G. W. Cole '10; Fryeburg, 
R. C. Clark '08; Hartland, W. S. Guptill '10; He- 
bron, W. E. Sargent 78; Monson, J. A. Scott '98; 
Somerset, E. G. Barbour '12; Thornton, E. R. 
Woodbury '95; Washington, R. S. Smith '04. 

Among the superintendents of schools in 
Maine are the following Bowdoin men: Auburn. 
H. H. Randall '00; Augusta, F. G. Marshall '03; 
Bangor. D. S. Wormwood '98; Bath, F. W. Free- 
man '89 ; Belfast, VV. B. Woodbury "00 ; Dam- 
ariscotta, H. K. White '74; Fairfield, W. O. Her- 


A conscientious and critical editing may take 
such credit as editors are permitted for the ex- 
cellent quality of the October Quill; but it is 
probable that the financial stress which threatens 
many college literary periodicals and has already 
killed those splendid veterans, the Dartmouth 
Lit and the Trinity Tablet, must be blamed for 
the unusually thin table of contents. 

The opening number of this issue, "The Piano 
Man" by K. A. Robinson, has the cheerful attri- 
bute of being a "good story," although with the 
small boy as deus ex machina the plot is not elab- 
orate. The writer handles his nervous bright 
paragraphs with an almost professional and prac- 
tised fluency. With its impecunious suitor, its. 
seven pages (solid) of luxurious setting for The 
Girl who has all and leaves all with equal com- 
placency, the tale is a good example, in little, of 
the best-seller variety that aims to please the 
passing moment. And the moment has need of 
its kind, we must admit. Most of the stories of 
this class lack, however, the compelling virility 
of the late O. Henry and Arnold Bennett who 
have the dash and daring of the twentieth cen- 
tury at its cleverest. 

The writer of our story has achieved an easy 
and pleasing style in a chosen line: but in order 
really to write, it is necessary to try many themes 
and some serious ones. One of the best of the 
Atlantic Monthly's recent problem-stories, Mrs. 
Comer's "The Preliminaries," is a remarkable in- 
stance of the power of fiction in short story form 
to interpret life with true philosophic insight. 

Some hastily composed sentences in "The 
Piano Man," like the one on page 154, "The idea 
of * * * getting along on what he knew that he 
would have to * * *," are awkward; and the use 
of "though" as a transitional particle is a curi- 
ously recurring mannerism. The sentence de- 
scriptive of the theme of Chopin's Polonaise in A 
Major is startling in cumulative exuberance but 
it shows well the writer's subjectively responsive 
attitude to music. "It pulsates" detracts from 
the characterization in the succeeding line on 
page 166. 

A good example of what is sometimes called 
"thoughtful" poetry is "Alchemy," by Edward H. 
Blake 'yj. It has a flavor of Emily Dickinson's 
little rhymed lessons without, however, their 
epigrammatic force. 

The essay on "Edward Grieg: Romanticist," by 


W. F. Twombly, is interesting as a careful study 
of tendencies and as an endeavor after a stand- 
ard of criticism that shall unify in our thought 
all the arts. It is a descriptive sketch rather than 
a critical one but perhaps that fact commends it 
to the unmusical reader. There is a lack of clear- 
ness, indeed a positive ambiguity in the statement 
of the "reactive tendency," on pages 170-1. And 
•one word which is better than "picturesqueness" 
or subjectivity — to sum the Romantic movements, 
and includes both — is caprice or waywardness. 
Awkward phrasings occur in such sentences as 
"An influence which he was never able to separ- 
ate himself from" and "he was able to express 
emotions which were utterly incapable of ex- 
pression by them;" both could be obviously com- 
pressed. The quotations introduced in support 
•of the author's statements are unnecessary; for 
the writer's musical sensibilities have made it 
possible for him to assimilate his readings in the 
authors quoted and he has given us the legitimate 
reaction. In a work of research source-quota- 
tions are obligatory ; in certain essays they add 
beauty and force ; in a purely supplementary re- 
stating of the writer's thought as here they have 
a peculiarly bold and unpleasing effect. We 
could wish for some account, moreover, of the 
vagaries of Peer Gynt to illustrate the composer's 
•daring romanticism. 

"The Girl with the Patient Eyes," by R. P. 
Coffin, gets material for a prose idyll in that 
Maine coast which has never been made to yield 
all its poetry, despite Mrs. Stowe's appreciative 
prose and Miss Jewett's loving portrayal of its 
pine-fringed shores. This little Quill sketch is a 
well conceived glorification of the Immediate 
Duty; it has some crudity of expression resulting 
from its very determination to make vivid the in- 
teraction of the winds and waves and the baffled 
human longing. It suggests the possibility of 
more ambitious literary work in this rich field. 

The Postman's all too brief review is criticism 
free from triteness, direct, and above all self-re- 
vealing. It shows the writer's interests, — some 
of them; one sort of phrase, "positively painful," 
is unpleasantly manneristic. The commentary on 
Wilde's critic leaves us curious to read that critic 
and determine if his lack be not more hopeless 
than "lack of reading." 

M. C. H. 

for the first time this fall were initiated: C. O. 
Page '13, L. T. Brown '14, H. H. Foster '16, J. E. 
Barry '16, G. W. Leadbetter '16. R. D. Leigh, 
manager, was also initiated. Captain Weatherill 
was elected president of the club and Leo Pratt 
'14 was chosen secretary. After the business 
meeting matters of football interest were dis- 
cussed, such as the schedule, coaching system, 
etc. Refreshments were served. 

The Y. M. C. A. Cabinet held a business meet- 
ing in the Association room last Thursday even- 
ing. Plans for the meeting of the State Student 
Conference, Feb. 28, were discussed and com- 
mittees appointed to have charge of the various 
features of entertainment. 

At the second meeting of the Lincoln County 
Club, held at the D. K. E. House, Thursday even- 
ing, Jan. 9, Dean Sills was the guest and he dis- 
cussed topics bearing upon prospective students 
of the College. 

At the last meeting of the Deutscher Verein 
the following officers were elected : Vorsitzender, 
D. H. McMurtrie '13; Shiftwart, J. A. Norton 
'13; Kassenwart, J. Schwey '14. The Verein will 
hold a meeting Thursday evening at Professor 
Ham's home. 

At a meeting of the Quill Board held recently, 
K. A. Robinson '14 was elected editor-in-chief. 
L. H. Gibson '14 and R. P. Coffin '15 were elected 
to the Board. These two, with the editor-in- 
chief, form the Board proper. In conjunction 
with the Bowdoin Publishing Co. the Board has 
decided to have the Quill printed by the Bruns- 
wick Record. The old debt to the former printers 
is to be paid by a loan that the Quill will raise. 
Besides being more convenient, the Brunswick 
printers will give better quality type and paper. 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council held last 
Saturday evening in the New Gymnasium Floyd 
'15 and Porritt '15 were nominated for Tennis 
manager. Track and baseball matters were dis- 
cussed also. 

At the Massachusetts Club meeting last Satur- 
day evening Professor McConaughy exhibited 
his set of 120 lantern slides in the Chemistry 
Lecture room. Following the illustrated lecture 
the club adjourned to the Alpha Delta Phi House 
for a social hour. 

OLlufj ano Council Meetings 

The Monday Night Club held its first meeting 
of the year last week at the Alpha Delta Phi 
House. The following men who made their "B" 

fl)n tbe Campus 

"Swifty" Genthner '11 was on the campus a 
few days last week. 

The College preacher for Tanuarv 26 will be 
Henry Van Dyke, D.D., LL.D. 

According to present plans the new Gymnas- 



ium will be dedicated on the Wednesday of Com- 
mencement week. 

Bragdon '12 has left his position as instructor 
at Mercersburg Academy and will be employed 
in the office of the College Treasurer. 

Owing to unavoidable circumstances the Class 
of 1868 Prize Speaking scheduled for Thursday, 
January 16. has been postponed indefinitely. 

When a recent visitor to the new Gym declared 
the flying rings impracticable, Dr. Whittier quick- 
ly answered his criticism by stripping off his coat 
and going back and forth on the rings. 

At the enrollment of members of the Bruns- 
wick Boys' Association in the old Gym Saturday 
morning, 89 boys became members. A plan of 
organization for the club is now under way. 

The Stewards' Club met recently and made 
some plans that will benefit all their clubs. The 
idea is to appoint some experienced man, prefer- 
ably a grocer in Brunswick, who will buy provi- 
sions for the - stewards and furnish them as each 
orders. Gray '14, Hayes '14, and Chase '14 were 
appointed as a committee to make further plans. 

The fire at the College coal shed, after smoul- 
dering since its outbreak December 30, started 
out afresh on the morning of January 10. The 
fire started in bin No. 3, and all the coal was 
shovelled out of that bin, but it was found that 
the fire had spread into bin No. 4. A crew of 
men has been at work emptying No. 4 in an effort 
to keep the flames from spreading to No. 5. In 
all, the bins contain about 1000 tons of soft coal. 

A Y. M. C. A. Deputation, consisting of Doug- 
las '13, Leigh '14 and MacCormick '15 will go to 
Bath Sunday. This is the second deputation the 
Y. M. C. A. has sent out this year and it will 
also send deputations to Rockland, Camden, Dam- 
ariscotta. and Conway, N. H. Six very success- 
ful trips were taken last year and more will prob- 
ably be taken this year for deputation work. 
There are now about twelve men in the college 
ready to go out on deputation work for the Y. M. 
C. A. The work has been very successful. The 
aim is to create an interest in the Y. M. C. A. 
and its principles among "prep" school boys. 

mitb tfje jFacultp 

Professor Manton Copeland gave an interest- 
ing lecture before a recent meeting of the Men's 
Club of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Bruns- 
wick. His subject was "Evidences of Evolution" 
and he illustrated his lecture by charts. 

Professor McConaughy leaves Thursday for a 
week's trip in Massachusetts where he will de- 
liver his illustrated lecture on the College at Mt. 

Herman School, Wilbraham Academy, Haverhill 
High School and at the two High Schools in 

In the play, "The Little Minister," to be given 
by the Brunswick Dramatic Club Jan. 28, the 
following of the faculty have parts : "Gavin Dis- 
hart," Professor Davis; "Capt. Halliwell," Pro- 
fessor McConaughy; "Tammas Whammand," 
Mr. S. B. Furbish; "Rob Dow and Micah Dow," 
Professor Files; "Andrew Maclmeker and Obe 
Crikshanks," Professor Gross; "Snecky Hobart," 
Dr. A. W. Haskell; "Silva Toch," Professor 

Dean Sills addressed the Sophomore class of 
Portland High School last Thursday on the 
"High School Graduate and College." 

During February and March, Professor Mc- 
Conaughy will conduct a course on Tuesday eve- 
nings for the teachers of Deering and Portland 
High Schools on problems in high school teach- 
ing. Wednesday evenings, he will conduct a 
course for the Sunday school teachers of Water- 
ville and vicinity on problems of Sunday school 

C&e m&rarp Cable 

There are current many interesting articles 
concerning our institutions of learning. Pre- 
eminent is the "Rhodes Scholar" by D. C. Har- 
vey, in the December University Magazine, 
treating of the life of the Rhodes scholars at Ox- 
ford, their influence on the undergraduates there 
and explaining why Rhodes scholars often seem 
to fall below what is expected of them. The 
"Socialization of the College" by Professor Wal- 
ter Libby in the Popular Science Monthly for 
January, shows evidence of a practical mind with 
a comprehensive grasp of the modern purpose of 
education. Edward Breds comes forth in the 
Outing for December with another chapter on 
"Fencing in America." 

Mr. Ellis Spear, Jr. '98 has presented the Li- 
brary with a little pamphlet, which once belonged 
to General Know, entitled "A Description of the 
Situation, Climate, Soil and Productions, etc., of 
the District of Maine and Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts," and apparently is an early at- 
tempt at real estate promoting and publicity. 

Other notable accessions are "Reminiscences 
of John Greenleaf Whittier's Life at Oak Knoll, 
Danvers," by his cousin, Mrs. Abbey J. Wood- 
man, and "The Garland of Delight," a work by a 
series of prominent writers, with the prologue 
by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Probably the most im- 
portant addition is that of thirty or forty vol- 

1 84 


umes to the Annual Register, a review of public 
events at home and abroad, and a valuable source 
of contemporary history. The Library now pos- 
sesses all the volumes of this extensive work, 
which has been published annually . since 1758, 
with the exception of those from 1891 to 1908. 


Tuesday, Jan. 14. — 1.00 p. m. Deutscher Verein 


8.00 p. m. Student Council Meeting. 
Wednesday, Jan. 15. — S.00 p. m. Dramatic Club 

Thursday, Jan. 16. — 8.00 p. m. Deutscher Verein 



Students are reminded that they must register 
for the courses of the Second Semester before 
January 30. It will be convenient if as many 
students as possible sign for their courses at 

— Kenneth C. M. Sills. 

alumni Department 

Among the Bowdoin alumni in the Maine Leg- 
islature now in session are the following : Harry 
B. Austin '87, H. M. Moulton '87, Tabor D. Bai- 
ley "96, Francis Peaks '96, Reuel W. Smith '97, 
Frank L. Dutton '99, Roy L. Marston '99, Charles 
P. Conners '03, Aaron A. Putnam '06, and the 
Speaker of the House, John A. Peters '85. 

'52. — Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, the famous 
graduate and former president of the College, 
was the subject of an article appearing recently 
in the Atlantic Monthly. Gen. Chamberlain is 
also the author of a most interesting article on 
some of the battles of the Civil War. This ap- 
peared in the latest Cosmopolitan. 

'83. — Fred Morrow Fling, Ph.D., professor of 
European history in the University of Nebraska, 
has just delivered a course of lectures at Yale on 
the French revolution. 

Professor Fling graduated from Portland High 
School in 1879 and worked his way through Bow- 
doin. Ambitious for a higher education, he went 
to Germany and won the degree of Ph.D. in the 
University of Leipzig. After his return to the 
United States, he married Miss Helene Dresser, 
a Wellesley College alumna. 

He was elected to the chair of European his- 
tory in the University of Nebraska in 1888 and 
still occupies that important position. He is wide- 
ly known in the lecture field and his "Mirabeau 
and the French Revolution" in three volumes oc- 
cupies a place in the historical department of 

every large library in this country and in the Old 

'90. — George Brinton Chandler, a member of 
the Connecticut Legislature, has been appointed 
to the industrial commission created by Congress 
to investigate the relations between labor and 
capital. While in college he was an editor of the 
Orient, and he graduated with honors in English 
composition and oratory. For the last six years 
he has had public work in Connecticut, and he is 
well fitted for the position to which he has been 

'91. — Prof, and Mrs. Harry DeForest Smith, 
and daughter have returned to this country after 
an interesting trip abroad. Prof. Smith had to 
shorten his stay in Greece on account of incon- 
veniences caused by the war. He was sent by 
Amherst College where he is now located, to 
study the modern Greek language, customs, etc., 
and was in Athens when war was declared. Let- 
ters received from him indicate that the excite- 
ment there was much greater than the censored 
press dispatches would lead us to believe. The 
finest residences of the city are given over to the 
soldiers who are going to the front, and business 
has been demoralized by the lack of steamers, all 
possible boats being used to transport soldiers. 
Prof. Smith has been located at Amherst since 

'97. — M. Sumner Coggan, a prominent lawyer 
in Boston, was recently elected representative to 
the Massachusetts Legislature from Maiden, 
Mass., in the face of a Roosevelt majority in 
that city of over 1,000 votes. Mr. Coggan grad- 
uated from Boston University Law School after 
he had finished his course here. 

'01. — George L. Lewis, the son of Mrs. G. 
Lewis of Maine Street, is engaged to be married 
to Miss Frances F. Bell of Granby, Mass. Mr. 
Lewis is the librarian of the Athenaeum at West- 
field, Mass., having held that position since 1907. 
Mr. Lewis is the brother of Mr. Hugh M. Lewis, 
the assistant in the Bowdoin Library. 

'06. — A son was born to Mrs. Robert T. Wood- 
ruff of Lynn, Mass., on December 5th. His name 
is Robert Thomas Woodruff, Jr. Mr. Wqodruff, 
Senior, since graduation has been in the legal 
profession at Lynn, after spending a short time 
with the International Banking Company in Lon- 
don, and taking a law course at Harvard Law 

'11. — Mrs. Edward T. Little announces the en- 
gagement of her daughter, Miss Frances Little, 
to Lawrence Davis of New York City. Mr. 
Davis now has a fine position with the Ameri- 
can Book Companv in their New York branch. 




NO. 23 


Tomorrow noon from I :oo to I :30 p. m. in Me- 
morial Hall will be held the election of a fencing 
manager for this year. The candidates are Gor- 
don P. Floyd '15 and Philip W. Porritt '15. There 
will be no formal meeting at that time but the 
polls will be open for the half hour at which time 
the ballots may be cast. The Student Council 
will have charge of the election. 


At a meeting yesterday afternoon the Faculty 
approved the football schedule for next fall. The 
teams were chosen according to the well estab- 
lished schedule policy of meeting the colleges in 
New England of Bowdoin's scholastic standing 
and size. There were this year, as always, a 
number of the bigger college teams who desired 
games in the early part of the season, but these 
were refused. The teams played next fall are 
the same as those which this year's team met but 
the order of games is changed. The Trinity 
game is in Portland this year as also the Tufts 
game and the Vermont game is in Manchester. 
The schedule follows : 

Sept. 27 — Ft. McKinley at Brunswick. 

Oct. 4 — Wesleyan at Middletown. 

Oct. 1 1 — Trinity at Portland. 

Oct. 18 — Vermont at Manchester. 

Oct. 25 — Colby at Waterville. 

Nov. 1 — Bates at Lewiston. 

Nov. 8 — Maine at Brunswick. 

Nov. 15 — Tufts at Portland. 

Asst. Manager MacDonald has arranged a sec- 
ond team game with Hebron for Oct. 4. 


Manager Callahan announces that the contract 
has been signed with Mr. Daniel M. Coogan to 
coach the Bowdoin baseball team this spring. 

Coogan is a veteran baseball coach and player. 
For the past seven years he has coached Cornell 
and developed some of the best college teams in 
this section of the country. His resignation at 
that institution was caused by the securing of a 
coach for both baseball and football, with the 
purpose of strengthening the football situation. 
Before coaching at Cornell, Coogan also coached 

the Columbia baseball team. He attended the 
University of Pennsylvania where he played on 
the varsity team for three years and was captain 
his senior year. During his last year there he 
was considered by many the best college catcher 
in the country. After leaving college he played 
in the Tri-State League and later on the Wash- 
ington team in the American League. Since his 
active playing career he has been connected with 
several professional teams in the capacity of 
manager. Mr. Coogan is about forty years old, 
weighs 117 pounds, is an Irishman by birth and 
speech and is married. ., 

The management is very lucky in securing a 
man with such wide experience in league and 
college ball and one who is familiar with the 
problems of the college coach. 

With the new gymnasium for winter practice, 
the material now in sight and the new coach, 
prospects are exceedingly bright for a champion- 
ship team. It will be noticed that Mr. Coogan is 
a catcher and will be especially fitted to develop 
battery men, a point where our team seems likely 
to be weakest this year. 


The following schedule was submitted by Mgr. 
F. X. Callahan to the faculty and the Athletic 
Council and was accepted. There remain two 
dates pending. The team will play three games 
here, the remainder to be played away : 

April 16 — Brown at Providence. 

April 17 — R. I. State at Kingston. 

April 18 — Wesleyan at Middletown. 

April 19 — Trinity at Hartford. 

April 22 — Harvard at Cambridge. 

April 23 — Andover at Andover. 

April 26 — Maine Centrals at Portland. 

April 30 — Tufts at Medford. 

May 1 — Pending. 

May 3 — Colby at Waterville. 

May 7 — Maine at Brunswick. 

May 10 — Maine at Orono. 

May 14 — Colby at Brunswick. 

May 21 — Pending. 

May 24 — Tufts at Portland. 

May 30 — Bates at Lewiston. 

June 6— Bates at Brunswick. 




One of the most unique and original sugges- 
tions made on the campus for some time was the 
motion of Doctor Whittier at the last Athletic 
Council meeting that the polar bear be adopted 
as Bowdoin's official mascot. The suggestion was 
unanimously adopted by that body and will, no 
doubt, receive the official sanction of the Student 
Council, faculty and all other powers that be. 
While this stamping of the College seal on the 
Arctic animal gives him only official residence at 
Bowdoin there is no doubt but that he will in the 
course of time become the accepted and tradi- 
tional mascot of all Bowdoin affairs and rank 
with Princeton's tiger and the Yale bull dog. Dr. 
Copeland of the Athletic Council has been ap- 
pointed to make a biological investigation of Mr. 
Bruin and report any irregularities of descent or 
habit which may unfit him for the position. A 
song celebrating the new mascot is now in order. 

The significance of the choice is apparent to 
Bowdoin men. Of course the color is in harmony 
with the Bowdoin white. Then, too, the rather 
northerly position of Bowdoin as a college makes 
the selection a fitting one. But the prime reason 
for the choice is the special significance of Bow- 
doin in the exploration at the polar regions and 
is a tribute to Hubbard '57, Peary 'jy and McMil- 
lan '97, who made the North Pole expedition and 
discovery possible. It is hoped that a healthy 
specimen of our adopted mascot may be procured 
for the new trophy room. 


The Athletic Council, at its last meeting, voted 
to have an indoor interscholastic track meet and 
relay carnival on or about March 15 under the 
auspices and direction of the gymnasium man- 
agement. It is probable that all the schools in the 
state who have been represented in the annual 
Bowdoin invitation outdoor track meet will be 
invited' to send teams to compete in this meet. 
This will be the first indoor track meet to be held 
in the new building. Crowell '13, manager of last 
year's track team, will probably have the affair 
in charge. 


The Bowdoin relay team will race the Univer- 
sity of Maine team at the B. A. A. meet at Bos- 
ton Feb. 8. It was said at first that this race was 
not considered favorably by the Bowdoin man- 
agement, as it was thought better for Bowdoin to 
further her athletic relations with colleges out of 
the state. 

With the exception of Cole, who graduated last 
June, the B. A. A. relay team of last year is left 
in college. Haskell, Tuttle and Skolfield are the 
three who ran last year. The distance run by 
each man is 390 yards. Nearly 40 men are out 
for the team, and with so much good material, it 
is thought that Bowdoin will turn out an excep- 
tionally strong quartet to race the Orono team. 


A debating council banquet will be held this 
evening at eight o'clock at Hotel Eagle. Doug- 
las '13 will be toastmaster and Professor Henry 
L. Chapman will be the guest of honor. Debat- 
ing plans for the coming season will be discussed. 


Enoch Bell, a Yale graduate and former mis- 
sionary in Japan will speak at Memorial Hall at 
7:30 Thursday evening. Mr. Bell, at present Sec- 
retary of the Board of Foreign Missions, will 
have as his subject "America in the Far East," 
and will describe the work of Hiwale '09. This 
subject will be interesting to every man in Col- 
lege because there he can learn about the work of 
Hiwale, the Bowdoin missionary, from one who 
really knows. 


Bowdoin will debate Hamilton and Wesleyan 
this year. The subject to be discussed will be: 
Resolved, that the high cost of living would be 
materially reduced by a tariff for revenue only. 
The date for the intercollegiate debate is not defi- 
nitely settled as yet, but will probably be April 10. 
The manner of choosing the varsity teams will 
be the same as last year, and the trials for the 
Bradbury debate will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, 
in Memorial Hall. There is a splendid opportun- 
ity to make the teams, and it is hoped that Bow- 
doin spirit will manifest itself properly in this 
important activity. 


Since the installation of the net, baseball prac- 
tice is settling down to routine. Banks have 
been built on the corners of the running track. 
It is promised that the football goal posts will be 
installed in a few days. The football squad is at 
present working out forward passes and simple 

Mr. Holmes started his voluntary class in 
heavy gymnastics last Saturday afternoon. 
Twenty men reported. The hours for this class 
are from 4:30 to 5:30 every Saturday afternoon. 





The Musical Clubs gave their second concert 
of the season at Bath last Friday evening. The 
concert was under the auspices of the Tuesday 
Club and was held in Music Hall. Thirty-five 
men were in the concert. The program follows : 

1. (a) Rise Sons of Bowdoin Burnett 

Words by Sills '01 
(b) We'll Sing to Old Bowdoin 
Words by Fogg '02 
Glee and Mandolin Clubs 

2. Winter Song Billiard 

Glee Club 

3. The Teddy Bears' Picnic Bratton 

Mandolin Club 

4. Solo Selected 

Mr. Eaton 

5. Boating Song Richardson 

Glee Club 
part 11. 

1. The Thoroughbred 

Mandolin Club 

2. Reading Selected 

Mr. Crowell 

3. War Song of the Dare-Alls Scott 

Glee Club 

4. Popular Medley Trinkaus 

Mandolin Club 

5. (a) Bowdoin Beata 

Words by Pierce '96 
(b) Phi Chi 

Words by Mitchell '71 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs 

Thirty-three men left yesterday with the Clubs 

for the first long trip of the season. Concerts 

will be given at Bangor, Old Town, Fairfield and 



Practice will soon be started for the competi- 
tive class singing. A committee from the Student 
Council now has the matter in charge. There will 
also be a committee in each class to take charge 
of the work. The songs have not yet been decid- 
ed upon but are now under consideration. There 
will be a rehearsal of the senior class in Memo- 
rial Hall, Feb. 10. 


The Brunswick Boys' Association has organ- 
ized and started regular meetings. Classes are 
held in the old gym from 4 130 to 5 130 every af- 
ternoon and on Saturday at 10 :30 a. m., with 
Frank Smith '12 and Badger '14 as leaders. The 
ninety boys now enrolled will be divided into 
groups of ten each. Each group will have a so- 
cial meeting- once a week besides the two meet- 

ings in the classes. A leader will be chosen from 
among the boys of each group. The leaders will 
form a council. Three college men as directors 
or advisers for each group will help the boys in 
any way possible. The Boys' Association will be 
a great opportunity for the boys and their student 
directors. Any student interested in the work as 
director will report to Merrill '14. 


President Hyde spoke in Chapel Sunday con- 
cerning those "who hath overcome." He said in 
part : "In the trophy room of our new gymnas- 
ium we have names and pictures of men 'who 
hath overcome.' Not those who have merely 
come and gone but those who have sought and 
achieved supremacy, and have become 'pillars' of 
Bowdoin's reputation. At the convention of the 
New England colleges this fall it was proposed 
to place in the college catalogues besides the 
names of those who merely come and go the 
names of those who have overcome, who have 
conquered in various branches of college work. 
It is the duty of every college undergraduate to 
make of himself one of those 'who hath over- 


Thursday, Jan. 30. — 8.30: German 1, Memorial 
Hall; Economics 3, Hist. Lect. Room; Education 
1, Memorial Hall. 1.30: History 3, French 7, 
Physics 5. Memorial Hall. 

Friday, Jan. 31. — 8.30: English Lit. 1, Geology 
1, Memorial Hall. 1.30: Fine Arts 1, English 3, 
Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, Feb. 1. — -8.30: French 1, 3, 5, Italian 
3, Surveying, Memorial Hall. 1.30: Chemistry 
1. 5, 7. Memorial Hall; English 11, Hist. Lect. 

Monday, Feb. 3. — 8.30: Philosophy 1,. Physics 
1, Memorial Hall; German 5, Room 6, Memorial 
Hall. 1.30: Greek A, 1, 3, 5, 7, History 1, Me- 
morial Hall. 

Tuesday, Feb. 4. — 8.30: Economics 1, 5, Memo- 
rial Hall. 1.30: Hygiene, Memorial Hall; Eng- 
lish Lit. 3, Hist. Lect. Room. 

Wednesday, Feb. 5. — 8.30: Biology 3, 9, Music 
3, Memorial Hall. 1.30: Math. 1, 3, Memorial 
Hall; Government 1. Hist. Lect. Room. 

Thursday, Feb. 6. — 8.30: Latin A, 1, 3, Memo- 
rial Hall; History 7, Hist. Lect. Room. 1.30: 
Chemistry 3, Memorial ,Hall. 

Friday, Feb. 7. — 8.30: English 1, Memorial 
Hall; Psychology 1, Philosophy 3, Hist. Lect 
Room. 1.30: Music 1, Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, Feb. 8. — 8.30: Biology 1, Memorial 



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in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 

R. E. Simpson, 1914, The Library Table 

A. H. MacCormick, 1915, On The Campus 

F. P. McKenney, 1915, With The Faculty 

J.'F. Rollins, 1915, Intercolkgiate Notes 

L. E. Jones, 1913 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 

K. A. Robinson, 1914 

G. H. Talbot, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
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Vol. XLI1. JANUARY 21, 1913 No. 23 

Although it is stated by the 
Pay, Pay. Pay! Board of Managers that the 

dates for payment of the 
Blanket Tax are the first three days after the 
opening of the second semester, it is entirely al- 
lowable to pay the money in advance of this time. 
It will simplify the work of the collectors by min- 
imizing the last minute rush and will help to as- 
sure the success' of the system in this critical 
stage of its operation. If you have the money, 
remember that we are sure only of the present, 
pay the tax, and go your way rejoicing. 

With all the advantages for 
On Guard ! practice offered by the new 

Gymnasium, there is no rea- 
son why the fencing squad may not have the fin- 
est opportunity which could be desired. Yet the 

number of men who have thus far reported indi- 
cates that too little attention is being devoted to 
this branch of sport. Many seasons of thorough 
training are required to develop a team which 
can succeed against its rivals from the larger 
colleges, even under the favorable conditions of 
the present. There are plenty of undergraduates 
who have the time to spare for fencing and the 
ability to make good. To these may there be 
added the inclination ! 


The College preacher next Sunday will be 
Henry Van Dyke, D.D., L.L.D., the professor of 
English Literature at Princeton University. Dr. 
Van Dyke is an author and a lecturer of wide re- 
pute and the opportunity to hear him will, no 
doubt, be taken advantage of by all. 

OLlutJ anD Council Meetings 

A meeting of the Student Council was held 
last Thursday evening in the Deutscher Verein 
room. It was decided to hold the next college 
smoker Feb. 17. It is planned to make this both 
a business meeting and good fellowship gather- 
ing. The usual rally committee has the affair in 

The committee on the plan for regulation of 
undergraduate activities reported two schemes. 
One is the arrangement of activities into majors 
and minors and a regulation as to the number 
of majors and minors one student may have in 
one collegiate year. The other system is a regu- 
lation according to hours required for each activ- 
ity. The former scheme seemed to meet with 
most favor and was discussed in detail. The 
report was, however, not finally adopted but will 
be discussed more thoroughly and acted upon at 
a meeting to be held this week. The plan, if 
adopted, will probably come up before the stu- 
dent body for a vote at the February smoker. 

The Athletic Council held a meeting recently 
at which the football schedule was adopted. A 
plan submitted by Manager Donahue for the elec- 
tion of temporary tennis captain was approved 
also. The plan is for the eight best men in last 
fall's tournament to meet and chose one of their 
number for the position. Estimates of receipts 
and expenditures for football, baseball and track 
were also approved. 

The Gibbons Club held a meeting at the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon House last Tuesday evening. 
Father St. Martin gave a short talk. 

The Deutscher Verein held its second meeting 



last Thursday at the home of Professor Ham. 
Professor Files gave a talk on commercial life 
in Germany. Following this there was a discus- 
sion of plans for the year and a social hour. 

A special meeting of the Ibis will be held at 
the Zeta Psi House January 24. Professor Ham 
will speak on German Municipal Government. 
There will be an open meeting during the winter, 
announcement of which will be made later. 

2)n tije Campus 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon House party will be 
held Feb. 21. 

Alfred Newcombe '14 has returned to College 
after a week's illness. 

Paul Emery '13 is for the third year messen- 
ger in the York County Court. 

Winter '16 has been serving as Postmaster at 
Kingfield during the sickness of his father. 

Church '16 intends to leave College at the end 
of this semester, but he expects to return at the 
beginning of the second semester next year. 

The blanket tax will be collected at the new 
manager's room on the first floor of the gymnas- 
ium. The office hours will be announced later. 

Mr. Gilbert Wheeler spoke on "Trap Shooting" 
last Monday evening in the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
House, before students interested in forming a 
gun club. 

Dean Sills and Professor Files will give the 
final examinations in their courses early this 
semester, as both are to be on leave of absence 
next semester. 

Programs have been sent out to the different 
colleges and preparatory schools in Maine for the 
Student Conference to be held here at Bowdoin 
on the twenty-eighth of February. 

The annual indoor meet is to be held Monday, 
March. 24. The usual Friday date comes this 
year on Good Friday. The events will all be 
held in the Hyde Athletic Building. 

The Quill management announces that alumni 
subscribing for the Quill before February I will 
receive the last three numbers of the last volume 
and that the new subscriptions will begin with 
the present volume. 

The Class of 1868 Speaking contest is to be 
held on Tuesday, the eleventh of February. The 
speakers this year will be E. O. Baker, L. A. 
Crosby, C. R. Crowell, P. H. Douglas, A. H. 
Sweet and F .D. Wish, Jr. 

The fifth rehearsal of the Masque and Gown 
Club will be held next Thursday evening. Re- 
hearsals have been held regularly since the as- 
signment of the parts, and everything points to a 
successful production of the play. 

A large number of students saw Harrington 
Reynolds in an excellent presentation of "The 
Angelus" at the Cumberland last Tuesday night. 
During the week of Feb. 10 a stock company will 
be at the Cumberland and after that "Get-Rich- 
Quick Wallingford" will appear. 

Among the courses in Mission Study which 
will be given next semester are the course on the 
"Religions of the World" under Sweet '13 and 
the course on "City Problems" under Pike '13. 
The latter course will be along the line on which 
Mr. Cutts spoke to the Seniors recently. 

The baseball net, said to be the largest thing of 
the kind ever made, is now being installed in the 
Athletic Building. Beside the main net, which 
protects the top and sides of the building, there 
will be a partition between the space for baseball 
and track. It was only with great difficulty that 
a manufacturer was found who would take the 
contract for it. 

MJttf) tfte jFacuItp 

Dr. Gerhard Brauner of the Mt. Pleasant 
Academy at Ossining, New York, is to have 
charge of Professor Files' classes next semester. 
Dr. Brauner was a student of Modern Languages 
at the Universities of Gottingen, Freiburg, and 
Marburg, receiving his doctorate at the latter in- 
stitution magna cum laude. He has taught at the 
Gymnasium in Dessau, his subjects being Ger- 
man and French. He has traveled extensively 
in Europe. 

In approving the baseball schedule for this, 
year the faculty made the provision that in the 
future no fewer than one-third of the games be 
played in Brunswick. 

On the thirtieth of this month Dean Sills will 
sail from New York on the Caronia. He wilt 
spend his time abroad in Egypt, Palestine, and 
Italy, returning by way of England. He will 
reach Brunswick early in September. 

Professor Files sails from Boston on the 
Canopia Feb. r for an extended automobile trip 
abroad. He intends to tour through Italy, 
France, and Germany, and will return to Bruns- 
wick in June. 

Dr. Whittier has been elected faculty delegate 
to the alumni dinners in Portland and Boston. 

Professor Files was recently elected vice- 
president and director of the Union National 
Bank of Brunswick. 

Professor W. B. Catlin and Professor James 
L. McConaughy have been elected members of 
the Brunswick Club. 

Professor Wass of the Music Department was: 

T 90 


runner-up in the billiard tournament at the 

The committee of the general alumni associa- 
tion which was recently formed to consider the 
advisability of forming an alumni council, met in 
the Dean's office Saturday evening. The commit- 
tee is composed of Charles T. Hawes '76 of Ban- 
gor, John Clair Minot '96 of Boston, Dean K. C. 
M. Sills '01 and Prof. W. E. Lunt '04 of Cornell. 

Professors Sills and Hutchins attended the 
dedication of the new science building at Bates 
College last Tuesday. 

Professor McConaughy completed the work 
for his Ph. D. degree at Columbia University last 
week by passing an oral examination on his thesis 
"The School Drama," which will soon be pub- 
lished by the university. The degree will be per- 
sonally awarded at the June commencement. 
Professor McConaughy has succeeded in obtain- 
ing this degree in much less time than is usually 
required and is one of the youngest doctors ever 
honored by Columbia. 

the Maine Legislature used as authority for the 

correct definition of "post-officers." 

Cbe iLiftrarp Cable 

The Rhodes Scholarship, by George R. Parkin, 
organizing secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship 
Trust, gives an admirable explanation of matters 
regarding the Trust : its inception, its history, its 
aims, its problems, the opportunities it offers, and 
its methods of administration. 

All other Library subjects must yield space to 
a mention of a most important accession — The 
Oxford English Dictionary, a new English dic- 
tionary on historical principles, founded mainly 
on the materials collected by the Philological So- 
briety, and edited by Sir James A. H. Murray. 

The dictionary is probably more elaborate than 
any other already completed or promising early 
completion. The alphabet through "R" is now 
finished and occupies nine volumes. One obtains 
an idea of the scope of the work by learning that 
it records over twice as many words, illustrates 
three times as many, and contains ten times as 
many illustrative quotations, as does the Cen- 
tury, which, up to this time, has been considered 
the most extensive dictionary. 

Although an Englishman deserves the credit 
for editing, American scholars have figured very 
prominently in furnishing the citations used in ar- 
riving at the correct definition of the words. For 
the past forty years, voluntary readers in both 
England and America have been sending in to the 
editor passages illustrating some word, or use of 
a word, that was unusual. It is interesting to 
note that thip new dictionary was the one which 

3JnteccoIle0iatc iQotes 

An undergraduates' economics society was re- 
cently organized at Harvard. 
A chess club has been formed recently at Colby. 
By an investigation at New York University 
by the department of sociology it was found that 
the average student there spends about $400 a 
year. The lowest year's expense was $308 and 
the highest was more than $800. Only forty-two 
per cent, of the undergraduates live in the college 
dormitories, while thirty-two per cent, of these 
go home over Sunday. The average time put on 
outside activities was eight hours a week, with 
the maximum at about 20 hours. 

As a movement in the direction of real scholar- 
ship Harvard University has decided to enforce 
new requirements in the division of history and 
economics. Hereafter it is proposed to test not 
the student's ability to remember discontinued 
unrelated facts but his ability to think, largely 
and consecutively. It is planned that the student, 
at the end of his course, submit to an examina- 
tion covering all work in the previous three or 
four years, and no man who fails to pass this ex- 
amination satisfactorily will be entitled to his de- 
gree. The scheme involves faculty supervision 
of the student's outside reading and is an effort 
to make the man appreciate that learning is not 
just one thing after another, each preceding 
thing to be forgotten as soon as learned. 

As the result of a canvass of Harvard seniors 
two hundred and three men expressed a willing- 
ness to undertake some sort of social service 
work after graduation. 

The seventh annual triangular debate between 
Williams, Amherst and Wesleyan, which took 
place last Friday, resulted in a three-cornered 
tie, the home team of each college winning in 
each case. 

A compilation entitled "What Harvard Men 
Spend" is published in the new edition of the 
University Register. The figures, calculated on 
the basis of reports by a representative group, 
indicate that aside from money spent for tuition, 
room rent, and regular board, the students resi- 
dent in Cambridge spend yearly about $1,576,330 
on what might be called the incidentals of college 

The enrolment of Dartmouth and its allied 
schools for the year 1912-1913 is 1294 as com- 
pared with 1302 in the year 1911-1912. Dart- 
mouth drew fewer students this vear from Mas- 



sachusetts and New Hampshire, but offset this by 
a marked increase in the number of western stu- 

Fraternities at Cornell are required to pay a 
special tax of $11,500 to finance the building of a 
new high school at Ithaca. 

The seniors at the University of Indiana have 
chosen for their distinctive class dress corduroy 
trousers for the men and mackinaw coats for the 

G. C. Taylor, a student at the University of 
Missouri, is paying his way through school on 
the proceeds from the milk of five cows which he 
milks each morning at 4 o'clock. 

A petition is being signed by faculty members 
and students at Harvard asking that the faculty 
abolish the practice of holding "beer nights." A 
•divinity student is the leader of the crusade. 

Clog dancing is a part of the physical training 
course for men at the University of Michigan. 

Four thousand eight hundred and fifty-six for- 
eigners are enrolled in the universities and col- 
leges of the United States as regular students. 

The registration at Williams is the smallest in 
seven years. 

An Illini Club, consisting of one hundred Il- 
linois men, is one of the strongest state clubs at 
the University of Michigan. 

Cheer leaders will no longer be chosen by vote 
at Princeton as it is believed that favoritism is 
•often shown by the student body and men are 
•often elected without having any real ability as 
•cheer leaders. 

A '"Thirty Club" has been formed at the Uni- 
versity of Texas. It numbers upperclassmen who 
are engaged in university journalistic work, and 
its object is to improve the university publica- 

Leland Stanford University recently defeated 
the champion soccer tea'm of Australia by the 
score of 13 to 12. 

At the annual class scrap at the University of 
Oklahoma this year, baling wire was used to tie 
the hands of the opposing classmen. 

Professor John W. Burgess, who was dean of 
the graduate faculties at Columbia University 
until his retirement last June, makes some caustic 
comments in his annual report, which he has just 
submitted, on the founding of institutions of re- 
search by men of wealth. He says that they are 
■created in direct opposition to the furtherance of 
the aims and ideals of true universities. 

Students of the American College in Rome 
have won the usual number of prizes at the great 
Catholic University de Progapande Fide, found- 
■ed in 1662 bv Gregorv XV, and well known from 

the fact that it has trained and sent forth so many 
missionaries to distant lands. Six first medals 
and fifteen second medals went to Americans. 


Tuesday, Jan. 21. — Musical Club Concert at Old 

8 p. m. Banquet of the Debating Council at 
Hotel Eagle. 

7:30 Meeting of the Somerset County Club 
at the D. K. E. House. 

7 :oo Bugle Board Meeting at Hubbard Hall. 
Wednesday, Jan. 22. — Musical Club Concert at 

1 p. m. Election of Fencing Manager at Me- 
morial Hall. 
Thursday, Jan. 23. — Musical Club Concert at 

1 p. m. Meeting of the Board of Managers. 
7 p. m. Lecture by Mr. Bell on the Work of 
Hiwale '09. 
Friday, Jan. 24. — 7 p. m. Debate under auspices 

of English VI. 
Saturday, Jan. 25. — 4:30 p. m. Voluntary Class 
in Heavy Gymnastics in Gymnasium. 
7 p. m. Rehearsal of the Dramatic Club. 
7 p. m. Fencing Practice under Coach White. 
Sunday, Tan. 26. — College Preacher, Dr. Henry 

Van Dyke, D.D., LL.D. 
Monday, Jan. 2~j. — Musical Club Concert in Port- 
Tuesday, Jan. 28. — 8 p. m. Production of "The 
Little Minister," at the Cumberland Theatre 
, by the Brunswick Dramatic Club. 

alumni Department 

'69. — Dr. Charles A. Stephens and Miss Minnie 
A. Plummer, the famous Maine prima donna, 
known as Mile. Scaler, were united in marriage 
at South Paris, Me., on Dec. 26th. Dr. Ste- 
phens" stories of field and camp have thrilled the 
blood of American boys for more than 40 years. 
He has long been connected with the editorial 
staff of the Youth's Companion. 

'81. — Edgar O. Achorn, LL.D., has an article 
in the London Spectator of January 4 on the 
Monroe Doctrine. 

'84. — Once again it becomes the sad duty of the 
Orient to record the death of one of its former 
editors, Rev. Charles W. Longren, Ph.D., late of 
Redlands, Cal. 

Dr. Longren was born Feb. 27, 1857, at Wirse- 
rum, Sweden and came to this country when still 
a boy. He prepared for college at Oberlin Acad- 



emy, entering this college in 1880. While in col- 
lege. Air. Longren was a valuable and trusted as- 
sistant in the college library, having complete 
charge of the then separate Athenseum and 
Peucinian Libraries. He also took an A.M. de- 
gree here in 1887. In the same year he graduated 
from Andover Theological Seminary and for the 
next two years was a pastor in Freeport. In 1888 
he married Miss Mary Jackson of Waldoboro. 

In 1890, he left this state, holding a pastorate 
in Barre, Vt, for four years, and goingfrom 
there to Franklin, Mass., where he remained for 
five years. In 1899, on account of his health, he 
went to Colorado where he held pastorates at 
Montross and Longmont. During this time he 
was awarded a degree of Doctor of Philosophy 
from the University of Denver, showing the ap- 
preciation of his work in the West. In 1909, he 
was called to Weiser, Idaho, and went from 
there to southern California about a year ago. 
He died November 5, 19 12. 

Dr. Longren was not only an earnest worker 
in the church, an eloquent speaker and a success- 
ful pastor, but he was also always interested in 
the larger life of the community wherever he 
happened to be. He will be sadly missed, not 
only in the Congregational Church where he was 
an influential and helpful leader, but also by a 
large circle of personal friends both in the East 
and in the West. 

'90. — Herbert Edgar Holmes, the well-known 
Lewiston lawyer and editor and the present 
State Librarian has made a valuable contribu- 
tion to the historical literature of the state in his 
recent publication, "The Makers of Maine." 
Realizing that the history of our own state is 
given very little place, even in our own schools, 
Mr. Holmes has attempted to fill a gap in our his- 
tory which has been especially overlooked. He 
bears especial emphasis on the work of the Jesuit 
missions in the state. The book is of the popular 
type, most interesting on account of the many 
concrete examples introduced to illustrate the 
trend of the early settlements, and is a very in- 
teresting story as well as an authentic history. 

95- — Guy B. Mayo, who was a prominent mem- 
ber of the Progressive National Convention, is 
also assuming an important place in the State 
Legislative Committee of the Pennsylvania Pro- 
gressives, who control the State Republican Con- 

01. — Thomas W. Bowler, recently superintend- 
ent and principal of schools at Vineyard Haven, 
'02. — Among the recent bulletins published by 
is now the head of the Latin department at the 
Westfield, Mass.. High School. 

the U. S. Geological survey is one on "Explora- 
tion of Salines in Silver Peak, Nevada." by R. B. 

"04. — Once again it becomes the sad duty of the 
Orient to report the death of one of our younger 
alumni. Alphonso Clyde Merryman, a man well 
known to the more recent classes of the College 
because of his residence in this vicinity and one 
of the most popular men in his class. 

Mr. Merryman was born in Freeport, where 
his mother still lives, in 1882. He graduated from 
the high school of that town in 1900 and entered 
Bowdoin in the following fall. After graduation 
from college he remained here for a year to take 
a post graduate course, and also was an assistant 
to Prof. Lee for two years. After leaving Bow- 
doin, he became the principal of a high school in 
Milwaukee, and held this position for three years. 
From there he went to Superior where he has 
spent the last three years as a professor of chem- 
istry and biology. 

In 1909, Prof. Merryman came east and mar- 
ried Miss Annie Harrington of Brunswick. This 
year he had built a fine residence at Superior and 
moved into it just before his death. He died Dec. 
8th from blood-poisoning resulting from an ab- 

Mr. Merryman was very popular in his under- 
graduate days here, and the same qualities which 
made him so well liked here made many friends 
for him in the West. He was a man unusually 
deep and conscientious in his work, a good in- 
structor, and a true friend. He will be sadly 
missed from the class circle, and by his many 
friends in the two different parts of the country. 
'09. — Dr. Carroll M. Webber Medic '09, has 
been appointed superintendent of the new Ed- 
ward Mason Dispensary in Portland. Dr. Web- 
ber took both the academical and medical courses 
in Bowdoin. He was a member of the Zeta Psi 
Fraternity and of the Alpha Kappa Kappa Medi- 
cal Society. 

'10. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Abbott of Port- 
land announce the engagement of their daughter, 
Miss Dorothy Abbott, to James F. Hamburger of 
Hyde Park, Mass. Miss Abbott graduated from 
Portland High School in 1909, where she was one 
of the most popular girls of the class. "Jimmy" 
was popular man of his class at their Ivy exer- 
cises, and is well-known to the present under- 
graduates. He is now connected with a business 
house in Boston. 

'12. — Elden G. Barbour has taken charge of 
the Vinalhaven High School. He is filling the 
position recently vacated by H. P. Marston '11 
who has gone to Massachusetts. 




NO. 24 


On the first three days of next semester, Feb- 
ruary 10, ii, 12, the second installment of the 
blanket tax will be due. The Board of Managers 
will have an agent to receive the money and issue 
the student ticket on these days in the Manager's 
room in the new gymnasium. The office hours 
will be from 8.30 to 12.30 and 1.00 to 5.00 P. M. 
On receipt of the tax the students will receive a 
coupon ticket admitting to home games and other 
contests of an intercollegiate nature. At 8.00 
p. m. Feb. 12, the Board of Managers will meet 
in the manager's room to consider applications 
for an extension of time in payment of the tax. 
These applications may be made either in person 
or in writing. Failure to pay the tax on these 
three days or to make application for extension 
of time will debar a student from the membership 
in the A.S.B.C. and its privileges for the ensuing 


Gordon P. Floyd was elected fencing man- 
ager for the ensuing year at an election held last 
Wednesday noon in Memorial Hall. 

The fencing squad is practicing daily in the 
new gymnasium. It is in charge of Mr. Charles 
White, the fencing master of the Pianelli Club of 
Augusta. Mr. White comes to Brunswick every 
Saturday night to coach the squad. Several new 
men of promise have already come out and it is 
hoped that others will follow their example. 


President Hyde announced in Chapel last Tues- 
day morning that Bowdoin is to receive $50,000 
from the estate of the late Levi M. Stewart of 
Indianapolis, Ind. This generous gift is made 
unconditionally and is to be used as the college 
authorities deem best. The notification of the 
gift was made by David T. Stewart, the donor's 
brother and executor. A similar gift of $50,000 
was made to Bates College and $75,000 was given 
to Dartmouth College from the same estate. 

Levi M. Stewart, a graduate of Dartmouth 
College and a former resident of Maine, went to 
Indiana as a young man, and there acquired 
property which later became valuable building 

sites in Indianapolis. He died recently, unmar- 
ried, leaving the settlement of his estate to his 
brother, David D. Stewart, who received the de- 
gree of Master of Arts from Bowdoin in 1872. 
The latter is a prominent lawyer in St. Albans 
and a veteran Maine legislator of considerable 
prominence, having served several terms in both 
House and Senate and at one time occupied the 
position of President of the Senate. 

President Hyde also announced that the con- 
tribution of Hon. John S. Hyde of Bath for the 
General Thomas Worcester Hyde Athletic Build- 
ing had been increased from the original $25,000 
to $42,000, a sum covering the entire cost of the 


A course in the orchestra will be held next 
semester under the direction of Professor Wass. 
The class will meet every Wednesday evening at 
8.00 p. m. in the Christian Association room. All 
who are interested are urged to attend the meet- 
ing to be held on the first Wednesday of the next 
semester and bring instruments. 


A squad of 21 men ran in the preliminary trials 
for the relay team that will compete against the 
University of Maine at the B.A.A. meet February 
8. Although no time was given out, it is under- 
stood that some of the men ran exceptionally 

Those who tried out are: L. Donahue '14, 
Cummings '13, C. Tuttle '14, Gardner '13, Payson 
'14, P. Smith '15, Russell '14, Jones '13, Haskell 
'13, Floyd '15, MacWilliams '15, Emery '13, Hall 
'13. Tarbox '14, Thompson '15, A. Stetson '15, 
Richardson '16, Walker '13, Melcher '15, Coxe 
'15, Skolfield '13. 

There will be other trials held this week and 
next and from the results of all of them the four 
men and alternate will be chosen. 


Professor Frank E. Woodruff, chairman of the 
Committee of Judges for the Bowdoin Prize Song 
Contest, which ended Jan. 15, has announced the 
following decision : 



"After careful consideration the Committee on 
Music has decided to continue the Bowdoin Song 
Contest until May 31. The Committee recognizes 
the merit of the verses offered in the competition 
that closed Jan. 15, and thinks that as the poetical 
expression of various phases of college life, both 
before and after graduation, they are, in many 
cases, admirably adopted for publication in one 
of the College papers ; but the Committee is of 
the opinion that they do not meet satisfactorily 
the required and necessary conditions of a gen- 
eral and permanent college song. The prize is 
not therefore given to any of the songs hitherto 
received, and the contest will be continued until 
May 31, in the hope that other contributions may 
be received which will more adequately meet the 
conditions of a desired college song." 

The prize offered in this contest by the Music 
Committee of the Faculty is fifty dollars. Com- 
petitors are requested to send their songs, signed 
with a nom dc plume, and accompanied by the 
composer's name in a sealed envelope, to Mr. Ed- 
ward H. Wass, chairman of the Music Commit- 


Directly after the commencement of the second 
semester the debating season at Bowdoin will 
start in earnest. Already the candidates for the 
Bradbury debates are preparing their parts for 
the trials, which will occur Feb. 13. At these 
trials four teams will be chosen to compete on 
Feb. 27 and 28, and on the basis of the work in 
these two debates, two teams will be selected to 
represent the College in the debates with Hamil- 
ton and Wesleyan. On April 10, Bowdoin will 
meet Hamilton at Brunswick and Wesleyan at 
Middletown. The question for both the triangu- 
lar and the Bradbury debates will be: Resolved, 
That a tariff for revenue only would materially 
reduce the high cost of living. 

Bowdoin's debating prospects this year are very 
good, for in addition to the four men now in col- 
lege who made last year's teams, Bowdoin has an 
abundance of other promising candidates, who 
will assure lively competition, and make the vet- 
erans show their mettle to retain their places. 


The plan for limitation of student activities 
submitted to the Student Council by a committee 
appointed for that purpose is printed below for 
the information of students, faculty and alumni. 
It is felt by the Council that the matter is of such 
interest to the College at large that expressions 
of opinion in communications to the Orient and 

discussions in student meetings are advisable be- 
fore action is taken on the plan. Consequently 
the Council has deferred action on the committee 
: eport until there has been given time for expres- 
sion of opinion on the matter. At the smoker to 
be held February 17 there will be given an op- 
portunity for free discussion and faculty mem- 
bers and alumni are invited to be present. 

It will be noticed in the scheme that a number 
of honorary offices such as class officers, mem- 
bership on student and athletic councils, prize 
competitions, etc., are not included in the scheme 
of limitation. 


The undergraduate activities shall be divided 
into two groups known as majors and minors. 

The activities and offices known as majors shall 
be as follows : 

Managers, assistant managers, and players on 
the Varsity football, baseball and track teams ; 
members of intercollegiate debating teams ; 
Masque and Gown president, manager and mem- 
bers of the first ten parts in the cast ; members 
and officers of musical clubs ; editor-in-chief and 
business manager of the Bugle, chairman of the 
Quill Board, managing editor of the Orient and 
business manager of Bowdoin Publishing Co. 

The activities and offices known as minors shall 
be as follows : 

Varsity fencing, relay and cross-country 
teams; members and art editor of Bugle Board, 
Orient and Quill Boards; assistant managers 
Bowdoin Publishing Co.; band; executive offi- 
cers of Christian Association and chairman of 
Social Service, Bible Study and Missionary 
Committees of same ; president of Debating 
Council, Good Government Club and Chemical 

No student can engage in more than two 
majors and one minor in one collegiate year; nor 
shall the three occur simultaneously. Nor can 
he engage in more than one major and two 

Any student elected to, appointed to, or partici- 
pating in any activity in excess of the number 
prescribed above shall be required to resign from 
the same immediately and the office or position 
shall be declared vacant automatically. The en- 
forcement of these regulations shall be in the 
hands of the Student Council and the secretary 
of the same shall receive from those in charge of 
the various activities a list of its personnel. 

Exceptions to these provisions may be granted 
on petition by a five-sixths vote of the Council. 

These regulations are to take effect beginning 



with the college year 1913-1914. 

These regulations may be adopted by a major- 
ity vote of the members present at any meeting 
of the A.S.B.C. and may be amended by such a 


Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, at Hotel Eagle the 
Debating Council held a banquet, marking the ap- 
proach of the end of the first semester. After 
an excellent dinner, Douglas '13, president of the 
Council, presided at a brief session of speech- 
making. The principal speakers were Professor 
William Hawley Davis and Professor Wilmot B. 
Mitchell, both of the English Department. 

The members of the Sophomore and Freshman 
debating teams, which debated recently, attended 
the affair as guests of the Council. 

The Council has decided to make this occasion 
a semi-annual instead of an annual gathering, as 
it has been until this year. ' 


A circular letter has been issued recently by the 
secretary of the Bowdoin College Alumni Asso- 
ciation of New York City with the purpose of 
bringing before the members of that body a num- 
ber of matters of interest. 

Most important of these is the announcement' 
of the proposed New York concert of the Bow- 
doin College Glee and Mandolin Club. The let- 
ter solicits subscriptions for the support of the 
venture and outlines the general entertainment 
to be given the club members. 

The second announcement is of a weekly Bow- 
doin luncheon on Tuesday noons from 12:30 to 
1 130 at the Restaurant Francais, 140 Fulton St., 

Blanks are issued with the letter, to be filled 
out by prospective employers . and employees 
among the members of the association with a 
view to establishing an employment bureau simi- 
lar to that of the Boston Alumni Association. 

There is an enclosure with the letter explaining 
the proposed college club of New York City 
which aims to serve as the home of all college 
alumni associations, etc. 

The circular closes with a complete announce- 
ment of the forty-third annual banquet and din- 
ner of the Association to be held at the Sherman 
Square Hotel, January 31. 

structive, lecture on "America in the Far East." 
The speaker said that the nations of the East 
are undergoing a period of change. Intellectual 
revolutions are moving from the leaders down to 
the masses. "Africa is not only becoming a white 
man's country, but a country in which we may 
become acquainted with the natives themselves." 
These countries have great need of English and 
American missionaries. Turkey wants to learn 
of our civilization. India is having religious re- 
forms, and she is reaching out her hands to us for 
help. Japan has a tremendous need of a religion, 
for Buddha is still worshipped by thousands of 

Mr. Bell spoke of the work of certain Bowdoin 
alumni in the East, and described at length that 
of Hiwale '09. Robert College, founded by Dr. 
Cyrus Hamlin '35, has a great educational in- 
fluence. "No work done by Americans has been 
of more service than the introduction of indus- 
tries. * * * The American Christian tries to get 
into the natives' lives and to give them what they 
need; and he has brought the spirit of life into 
these conditions." The great orphanages give a 
new knowledge of life to children. The uplift 
and education of women is very marked. The 
Doshisha Girls' School is well known by its work 
of this kind. The medical and surgical work is a 
wonderful thing to these Eastern people, who 
flock from miles around to the physician and sur- 
geon, who can give them marvelous remedies. 
Nurses are trained for work among the people. 
Dispensaries are built; there is one in Hiwale's 
own town. Hiwale, a member of the highest 
caste of India, is giving his life to the members 
of the lowest. He has recently started a boarding 
school. The missionaries throughout these coun- 
tries do religious, industrial and philanthropic 
work ; and as we give them help, we have a share 
in this work. 

In Memorial Hall last Thursday evening Enoch 
Bell, Secretary of the Board of Foreign Mis- 
sions, delivered a most interesting, as well as in- 


The Mission Study Classes begin their six 
weeks' course on "Modern Problems" on Sunday, 
February 16, at four o'clock. Pike '13 leads 
course 1, "City Problems," in the Deutscher 
Verein room, assisted by Professor Catlin, Doug- 
las, Jones, and P. White. Course 1 is for seniors 
and juniors. Course 2, "Religions of the 
World," in the Classical room, is led by Sweet 
'13, assisted by Crowell, L. Dodge, and Fogg. 
This course is for seniors and juniors. "Chinese 
Revolution," led by Leigh, Brown Simpson, and 
Merrill, MacCormick, Livingston, Rawson, West, 
is for sophomores and freshmen. Course 3 meets 
in the dormitories and at the different fraternity 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 

R. E. Simpson, 1914, The Library Table 

A. H. MacCormick, 1915, On The Campus 

F. P. McKenney, 1915, With The Faculty 

J. F. Rollins, 1915, Intercolh giate Notes 

L. E. Jones, 1913 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 

K. A. Robinson, 1914 

G. H. Talbot, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, S2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. JANUARY 28, 1913 No. 24 

As there is 110 honor system 
Fair Work generally adopted in the col- 

lege, the Orient is inclined 
to say a few words prayerfully in regard to the 
coming examinations. May every man as he en- 
ters the examination room remember that the 
Bowdoin tradition of fair work is as important 
and as binding as that of fair play. 

The Orient is glad to ac- 
Thanks! knowledge the contribution 

made by a member of the 
college community which is published in this 
issue. Such unsolicited items come as a pleas- 
ant surprise and are much appreciated. The de- 
partment devoted to the Faculty is open at all 
times to that body for announcements, notices 
and items; the Library Table and alumni depart- 

ments are likewise open to general contributions. 
In this connection we would like to suggest to 
those in charge of college organizations and 
those issuing news of college interest that the 
Orient considers it a great favor to have the 
first general publication of such news made in its 
columns. Of course, there are some pieces of 
news that demand immediate publication but 
there are others that can wait until the Orient 
is issued. Thus may our issues become less and 
less of a review of the daily papers, and more 
and more a Bowdoin publication. 

By the time the next issue of 
The Tax Due the Orient appears, the time 

for paying the blanket tax 
will be nearly at an end. Again we wish to urge 
the importance of meeting this obligation prompt- 
ly. The proverb that he gives twice who gives 
early applies directly in this case. If the plan 
succeeds at present, the weight of tradition will 
make success easier of attainment in the future. 
The test comes now. 

The Limitations 

The plan for the limitation 
of the college honors of in- 
dividuals presented to the 
Student Council by one of its committees is print- 
ed in another column. The Council has discussed 
the arguments for and against the proposed sys- 
tem and yet is not sure that it has considered all 
possible results. In order that the general senti- 
ment may be learned, it is desired that everyone 
who has ideas on the subject will make ready to 
place them before the college at the smoker next 
month. In this way the Council may benefit by 
a large number of opinions and be able to make 
definite progress toward the solution of the ques- 


Plans are now under way for the first Junior 
Assembly to be held in Memorial Hall, February 
14. Since the decision has been made that the 
gymnasium be used only for the Ivy and Com- 
mencement Hops the committee has decided to 
make an effort to make these assemblies of a dif- 
ferent character than heretofore. As the date 
for the first dance falls on St. Valentine's day, 
there will be a number of features in the way of 
decorations, etc. As the class is financially re- 
sponsible for the success of the affair it is possi- 
ble to make these affairs more elaborate than has 
been the case in the past. The idea of the com- 
mittee is, however, to make these two winter 
dances ones in which the whole college shall par- 



ticipate rather than the members of the class and 
as much informality as is consistent will be aimed 


The members of the student body who are tak- 
ing the music courses and several of the faculty 
were given a recital at eight-thirty this morning 
by Mrs. Frank Dutton and Mrs. George Brickett 
of Augusta. Both of the pianists have been 
trained abroad and are considered to be among 
the best musicians of the state. The program 
was : 
Second Concerto for piano and orchestra 

Two pianos 
Piano Duo — Venetian Scenes Pirani 


The cast for "The Little Minister," which is to 
be given by the Brunswick Dramatic Club tonight 
at the Cumberland Theatre, is as follows : 
Gavin Dishart, Professor William Hawley Davis 
Lord Rintoul. Mr. John A. Cone 

Capt. Halliwell, Professor J. A. McConaughy 
Lady Babbie, Mrs. William Hawley Davis 

Felice, Miss Ellen Baxter 

Thwaits, Professor Joseph S. Davis 

Tammas Whammond, Mr. Samuel B. Furbish 
Rob Dow, Professor George T. Files 

Micah Dow, Miss Iza Hutchinson 

Snecky Hobart. Dr. A. W. Haskell 

Andrew Maelmeker, Mr. George R. Gardner 

Silva Tosch, Mr. Arthur Johnson 

Sergeant Davidson, Professor Joseph S. Davis 
Joe Cruikshank, Dr. A. O. Gross 

Nannie Webster, Mrs. Ernest Crawford 

Jean, Miss Nathalie Withington 


The Maine intercollegiate track meet will be 
held May 16 at the University of Maine. With 
the Athletic Building Charlie Haskell's squad has 
been able to steal a march on the other Maine 
colleges, and it is hoped that Bowdoin will re- 
trieve herself for last year's defeat. 

James Lathrop, coach of the Bates track team, 
has been conferring with Captain Haskell and 
Manager Cole concerning two dual meets be- 
tween Bates and Bowdoin. According to La- 
throp's proposed plan, one of these meets will be 
indoor and the other outdoor. No decision has 
yet been reached by the Bowdoin management, 
but the plan is being considered carefully. If the 
meets are arranged, the indoor meet will probab- 
ly be in Brunswick, owing to the superior advan- 

tages of the new gymnasium, and the outdoor 
meet will probably be at Lewiston. 

•Uriah" Hall will run the mile at the B. A. A. 
at Boston- February 8, according to the present 

The interscholastic track meet is scheduled for 
Saturday, May 30. This date has not been de- 
cided upon finally, however, as the 23rd is also 
being considered. 


Stanley Dole '13. manager of the Bowdoin In- 
terscholastic Debating League, has made arrange- 
ments to hold the preliminary debates on Feb. 28. 
On that date Lewiston High will meet Wilton 
Academy at Wilton, and Portland High will con- 
test with Cony High at Augusta. The winning 
teams will debate at Brunswick on a later date 
not yet announced. The question for the three 
debates will be : Resolved, That the period dur- 
ing which the President of the United States 
shall be in office should be limited to six years. 
The coaches of the teams are as follows : Jones 
'13, Portland High; LaCasce '14, Lewiston High; 
Gage '14, Cony High; Marr '14, Wilton Academy. 

The Debating Council is now pushing forward 
the formation of another interscholastic debating 
league, similar to the present organization. Al- 
though the proposed league is not yet wholly as- 
sured, the prospects of its becoming a reality are 
very good. The Westbrook and Edward Little 
High Schools have been practically secured as a 
nucleus, and it is hoped and expected that two of 
the other preparatory schools with which negotia- 
tions are now under way will soon join. Accord- 
ing to present plans, Westbrook will debate Ed- 
ward Little at Auburn on Feb. 28. The coaches, 
for these teams have not yet been appointed. 


The Brunswick Boys' Association, under the 
general supervision of Merrill '14, is progressing 
rapidly. The enrollment has jumped to ninety- 
eight members, who are divided into eight day 
and two night classes. During the week many 
improvements have been made in the old gym- 
nasium. An extensive equipment of gymnastic 
apparatus has been installed, and the southwest 
corner has been transformed into a spacious club 
room, where the different groups meet socially. 
The room has been made attractive by the addi- 
tion of chairs, tables, reading matter, and the 
Y. M. C. A. piano. 

The Association is not only a great advantage 
to the town boys, but also furnishes college men 
a great opportunity for unselfish, brotherly. 


Christian service. Although Chase '14, Austin 
'15, Cross '15 and Fox '14 are giving assistance 
in the gymnasium, several more volunteers are 
wanted, and- fellows in College who can spare 
time and are interested in the movement should 
■confer with Merrill '14. 

During the month of February the Y.M.C.A. 
will hold a series of five o'clock vesper services 
in the Chapel. The general subject of the meet- 
ings is the Church and social service. The 
speaker on February 13 will be Mr. A. A. Downes 
-of Fairfield, Me. He will speak on "The Church 
and Medicine." On February 20 Daniel Evans, 
D.D., of the Andover Theological School will 
■speak on "The Church and the Laboring Man." 
The speaker for February 27 has not been chosen 
yet but the subject is to be "The Church and 
Business." There will be special music at all 
these services and all students and friends of the 
College are invited. 

These meetings will take the place of the regu- 
lar Thursday evening meetings and will close the 
■calendar of Y.M.C.A. meetings for the year. 


The College was privileged to have Henry Van 
Dyke, D.D., LL.D., of Princeton University, as 
preacher at the morning service in the Church on 
the Hill and at the vesper service in the chapel 
last Sunday. For his subject at the afternoon 
service Dr. Van Dyke took the life and character 
• of Joseph. He first reviewed his life and 
showed that although Joseph was influenced by 
the stage in- which he was set and the drama in 
which he took part, there was something in his 
character which more than any of these counted 
for his greatness. He then proceeded to roughly 
classify these qualities of character as four di- 
mensions — length, breadth, depth, and the un- 
known dimension. In dealing with each of these 
phases he applied the qualities of character to 
modern life. His exposition of the four qualities 
was in part as follows : 

"Joseph was an idealist, a sentimentalist, a 
dreamer. How wonderfully he interpreted the 
king's dream. But it is impossible for a man to 
live to his utmost without something of the in- 
spiration of the dreamer. Every man is con- 
fronted with two paths, one that which leads to 
the prison of materialism and the other which 
leads to the life of idealism, and the choice must 
be made by every man, which he will take. 

"Joseph was in the second place a big-hearted 

man, a man with a broad vision. He was ambi- 
tious and proud but free from avarice, vanity, 
malice and envy. The big-hearted man must 
have two qualities : willingness to forgive and 
willingness to give. They are seldom enough 
found together but when they are combined they 
make the splendid man. 

"Then too Joseph had depth of character. In 
matters of great, fundamental principle, he was 
fir >i as a rock, he could not sin against his God. 
Gieat temptations, all the passions were arrayed 
against his principles, but he carried the day. In 
matters of judgment and taste compromises are 
sometimes desirable, but in matters of principle, 
never yield. What we need is not more moral 
enlightenment but more moral backbone. It may 
seem desirable at times to yield a point in princi- 
ple to gain influence but by yielding we lose the 
very quality which makes for influence. 

"Lastly, Joseph possessed the fourth great di- 
mension, faith in God ; in that was his power. He 
never dreamed for a moment that God would 
forsake him. In the luxury of Potiphar's house, 
in the darkness of the Egyptian prison, — every- 
where God was with him. So must it be with us 
if our lives are to be strong and glorious. Fight 
your fight to its end ; you will win. Die your 
death in God's service ; He will bring you to the 
Promised Land." 


The Debating Council held a public debate Fri- 
day evening in Memorial Hall on the following 
question : Resolved, That a policy of progressive 
development of water power under state owner- 
ship and control should be adopted by the State 
of Maine. The affirmative was supported by Ab- 
bott '13, Bickford '14 and Hagar '13, and the 
negative by Marr '14, Dole '13 and Cowan '13. 
L. Dodge '13 was the presiding officer and Profes- 
sor Warren B. Catlin, Douglas '13 and Verrill 
'14 served as judges. The decision was awarded 
to the affirmative. 

The last meeting of English VI for the year 
will take place Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 8.15 p. m. 
in Memorial Hall. The subject of discussion 
will be : Resolved, That President Taft's pro- 
posal for relieving the financial stress now im- 
posed upon the farmers should be enacted into 
law. The debaters will be: LaCasce '14, McMa- 
hon '13, Verrill '14, for the affirmative; J. Brown 
'13, Norton '13, Tufts '13, for the negative. Ab- 
bott '13 will preside. The meeting is an open 
one, and the faculty and the students are urged 
to attend. 




King Mike, who has kept his regal presence 
from his realm for the past twelvemonth, is again 
announced on the campus, as the following proc- 
lamation will bear witness : 


Having been appointed Master of the House- 
hold and Lord High Chamberlain by His Royal 
Highness, King Mike, I hereby give notice that 
His Highness will hold a levee at No. 18 North 
Winthrop Hall, February 15, at 8 o'clock. 

The loyal subjects will be excepted to come 
and pay homage to this ruler, who is to take up 
his reign over us again. The Royal Kiss will be 
implanted upon a few deemed worthy of this 
high honor, and His Majesty and I will select 
from the list of the candidates the exalted group. 
Those chosen as attendant 'officials at the levee 
will be notified of their appointments before 
February 10. 

ALL the humble slaves must be in the required 
court costume (not gym attire) and be thorough- 
ly versed in the Court etiquette and procedure, 
and have memorized the Coronation Ode. 

His Highness wishes to express his continued 
devotion to his kingdom and fervent interest in 
his subjects' welfare. 

Given, this 19th of January. 

Due de Douglas. 

Club anO Council Sheetings 

The meeting of the Somerset County Club has 
been postponed until after examinations. 

Eleven men from college met Monday night at 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon House and formed a 
Gun Club. The officers elected were : Skolfield 
'13, president; Loring '15, vice-President ; T. E. 
Emery '13, secretary and treasurer; Heywood 
'14, field captain. Mr. Wheeler told some inter- 
esting anecdotes about trap shooting and ex- 
plained the sport and the system of handicaps. 
The club will use the Brunswick Gun Club traps. 
Handicap shoots will be held during the spring 
for members, and if possible shoots will be ar- 
ranged with other clubs. University of Maine 
already has a club, and the prospects are good 
that trap shooting will become a sport at Bowdoin 
as it is at many other colleges. 

The Board of Managers held a meeting last 
Thursday. It was decided to use the sinking fund 
of the associated student body for loans and only 
the current sinking fund is to be used for that 
purpose. Matters of detail in regard to the col- 
lection of the second installment of the blanket 
tax were also discussed. 

The Classical Club held its first meeting of the 
year last Tuesday evening, at the rooms of Dean 
Sills and the following new men were taken in: 
Robert Peter Coffin '15, Paul D. Demmons '15, 
Clarence T. Rogers '15, Aaron W. Hyler '15, 
William T. Livingston '15, Alfred H. Sweet '13. 
The members of the club discussed plans for the 
year and the rest of the evening was passed in- 

Officers for the year were chosen as follows: 
W. Dodge '13, president; Executive Committee, 
Professor Woodruff, W. Dodge '13 and Pope '14. 

On account of the mid-year exams, there will 
be no meeting of the Chemical Club for the 
month of January, but it is planned to hold two 
meetings next month. 

©n t&e Campus 

"Benny" Partridge '11 has been on the campus 
for the last few days. 

A schedule for the second baseball team is now 
being arranged by Assistant Manager Elwell. 

A farewell banquet was given Dean Sills by 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity last Sunday- 

Proctor '16 was stricken with appendicitis last 
Thursday and operated on at the Maine General 
Hospital on Friday. 

Dr. Whittier is working on the list of the 1916 
strong men and plans to have it ready for publi- 
cation within a short time. 

The class in English 9 which has been studying 
the Drama under Professor Files, made a drama- 
tization of the Little Minister. 

On account of the limitation of the number of 
issues per volume there will be no Orient during 
the examination period or on the Tuesday direct- 
ly following examinations, February 11. 

The U. Q. Club, a freshman organization, 
played a game of basketball with Freeport High 
School last Friday evening at Freeport in which 
they were defeated 10 to 7. The team was com- 
posed of Lull, Drummond, Edwards, Foster and 
Fuller, all of 1916. 

The remainder of the net, the non-arrival of 
which has delayed the completion of our indoor 
diamond, has at last arrived and is being rapidly 
put in place. The banks at the corners of the 
running track are now completed and the jump- 
ing-pit will be ready for work in a few days. 

Mr. Kimball, the man who planned the heating 
and ventilating system of the gymnasium, was 
here last Saturday inspecting the work. The 
final adjustments have been made and the whole 
plant is now in perfect condition. 


M3iti) tbe JFacultp 

The first appreciation of Woodrow Wilson to 
appear after election in an English magazine is 
in the Contemporary Review and by Professor 
Dennis of Wisconsin University who was for- 
merly professor of History at Bowdoin from 
1901 to 1904. 

A review of Erich Marcks's "Manner und 
Zeiten" by Professor Ham has appeared in the 
Annals of the American Academy, Philadelphia. 

Dr. Copeland makes the following announce- 
ment in regard to Botany 1 which is listed in the 
catalogue to be given next semester: "Students 
desiring to take Botany 1 who are unable to work 
during the 9.30 periods on Monday, Wednesday 
and Friday may substitute other hours." 

Announcement of Professor Files' German 
courses for next semester has been made as fol- 
lows : German 3 — Prose composition. Same 
text. Translation — Jungfrau von Orleans (D. C. 
Heath & Co.) German 7 — Continuation of same 
work. No new texts necessary in this course. 
German 1 1 — Translation — Poems of Goethe, 
same text. Prose — Goethe's Egmont (D. C. 
Heath & Co.) German 13 — Translation — 
Goethe's Iphegenie (Edited by Winkler, Henry 
Holt & Co.) German 15 — As already an- 

Ira P. Booker, who for several weeks has been 
having serious trouble with his left foot, due to 
hardening of the arteries, submitted to a surgi- 
cal operation recently, his left leg being ampu- 
tated above the knee. He stood the shock of the 
operation very well and is now getting along 
quite comfortably. 

Professor McConaughy spoke Sunday at He- 

Prof. W. B. Mitchell supplied the pulpit at the 
Winter Street Church in Bath recently. 


The catalogue announcement of this course 
should include the words, "Elective for Juniors 
and Seniors." It is not intended to be open to 
Sophomores even though they have taken course 
1. Unless the membership should prove larger 
than is anticipated, the lectures will be supple- 
mented by weekly conferences for discussion, in 
one or more small groups. 

— Jos. S. Davis. 

8.15 p. m. Debate in Memorial Hall under 

auspices of English 6. 
Thursday, Jan. 30. — Last day to register for 

courses of the Second Semester. 

Examinations begin. 
Saturday, Feb. 1. — 6.30 Dramatic Club Re- 
Saturday, Feb. 8. — Bowdoin Relay Team races 

the University of Maine team at the B.A.A. 

Meet in Boston. 
Monday, Feb. 10. — Second Semester begins. 
Tuesday, Feb. 11. — Class of 1868 Prize Speaking 

in Memorial Hall. 
Thursday, Feb. 13. — Cabinet Meeting of the 

Y.M.C.A., 24 College Street, 4 p. m. 

Trials for Bradbury Debates. 
Friday, Feb. 14. First Junior Assembly. 
Monday, Feb. 17. — College Smoker. 


Tuesday, Jan. 28. — 8 p. m. Production of "The 
Little Minister," at the Cumberland Theatre 
by the Brunswick Dramatic Club. 

Wednesday, Jan. 29. — 4 p. m. Relay Trials. 

alumni Department 

'70. — Former Congressman and Mrs. D. S. 
Alexander of Buffalo, N. Y., are spending the 
winter months at Nassau, Bahama Islands. 

'98. — Donald B. MacMillan who is making 
quite a record as an explorer of the northern 
country, will be accompanied on his trip to 
Crocker Land by Roald Amundsen, the discov- 
erer of the South Pole and Valhjalmai Stefans- 
son. The start will be made in the spring of 
191 5, and the party will take up winter quarters 
at Crocker Land, that land which now borders 
on the mythical, but of which Mr. MacMillan 
hopes to be able to tell us more. The return trip 
will be made by way of Patrick Island and the 
Southwest Passage, and Siberia will be touched. 

'03. — Dr. Joseph R. Ridlon has been stationed 
at Porto Rico for several months in a campaign 
against the bubonic plague. The results seem to 
point to the elimination of this dread disease, and 
Dr. Ridlon hopes to return to the States soon. 
He has been promoted to the grade of Assistant 

'05. — Arthur L. McCobb has an instructorship 
in modern languages at Harvard and is studying 
there as well. 

'05. — William S. Brimijoin, A.M. '07, formerly 
of the Dupont Powder Co., at its New Jersey 
station is now at Birmingham, Ala., where his 
daughter, Mary Clyde was born on January 4th. 

'05. — Louis D. H. Weld, formerly in the gov- 
ernment service at Washington, is instructor in 
Political Science at the University of Minnesota. 

'08. — Karl B. Kilborn who is with the United 
States Fruit Co.. is making a three months' trip 
on the "Atenas," around South American and the 
Cana. Zone. 




NO. 25 


Acting Dean McConaughy announces the 
standing of the several fraternities for the first 
semester in the competition for the Friar Schol- 
arship Cup. Delta Upsilon is the winner for the 
fifth consecutive time. The average scholarship 
is reckoned on a basis of points, each A counting 
4 points ; B, 3 points ; C, 2 points ; D, 1 point ; and 
E, -2 points. The total of the points made by 
each fraternity is divided by the number of men 
in the fraternity, thus giving the average scholar- 
ship of each group. The average is higher this 
semester than either of the two corresponding 
semesters preceding. The standing is as follows : 

Delta Upsilon 12.775 

Theta Delta Chi 11.5882 

Beta Theta Pi 10.9242 

Non-Fraternity 10.7143 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 10.4736 

Alpha Delta Phi 10.4259 

Psi Upsilon 9.52 

Bowdoin Club 9.4661 

Kappa Sigma 9-455 8 

Zeta Psi 9.4358 


The first of the Junior assemblies was held 
Friday evening in Memorial Hall. Evergreen 
formed the principal decoration of the hall, while 
over the door was a large 1914, also worked in 
evergreen. The dance orders were a combina- 
tion of black, white and gold, with the Bowdoin 
seal tastily arranged in the center of the design. 

The patronesses of the evening were : Mrs. 
Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. Paul Nixon, Mrs. William 
Hawley Davis, Mrs. Orren C. Hormell and Mrs. 
Walter T. Brown, all of Brunswick. The com- 
mittee in charge was : Barton, chairman, Paul 
White, Arthur Merrill, Marr and Monroe, all 
'14. Music was by Lovell's Orchestra of Bruns- 
wick. A feature of the evening was the presence 
of the Woodbury-Chapman bridal party of 24 

Among the guests present were Miss Margaret 
Day, Miss Helen Merriman, Miss Pauline Her- 
ring, Miss Virginia Woodbury, Miss Frances 
Skolfield, Miss Frances Little, Miss Mabel Davis, 
Miss Marion Drew, Miss Sarah Baxter and Miss 

Ellen Baxter, Miss Alexine Lapointe and Miss 
Yvette Lapoint of Brunswick; Miss Hilda Laugh- 
lin, Miss Phyllis Craig, Miss Alice Foster and 
Miss Katherine Hall of Portland; Miss Helen 
Christian and Miss Gail Woodcock of Bangor; 
Miss Pauline Hatch, Miss Vivian Lamont, Miss 
Caroline Jackson and Miss Hazel Howard of 
Bath ; Miss Marion Troop of Wiscasset, Miss 
Olivia Holway of Augusta, Miss Eloise Burth- 
wick of Philadelphia, Miss Ruth Young of Saco, 
Miss Mildred McFadden of Lubec, Miss Virginia 
Dunn of Auburn, Miss Jeanne Moulton of Cum- 
berland Center, Miss Grace Weare of Ogunquit, 
Miss Louise Talbot of Freeport, Miss Evelyn 
Plummer of Lisbon Falls, Miss Sylvia Doutney 
of Burlington, Vt., and Miss Lida Baker of Bos- 


The first College Tea was held last Friday af- 
ternoon in Hubbard Hall. It was well attended 
and those who were present spent a pleasant af- 
ternoon. Mrs. Hyde, Miss Helen Chapman, Mrs. 
Ham, Mrs. Nixon, Mrs. W. T. Brown and Mrs. 
Wass were on the reception committee. Mrs. 
Frank Woodruff assisted by Miss Mary Elliott 
and Miss Alexine Lapointe, poured coffee. Mrs. 
Copeland, Mrs. William Hawley Davis, Mrs. 
Walter T. Brown and Mrs. Wilder presided over 
the sherbet tables. They were assisted by the 
Misses Mitchell, Herring, Hall, Whittier and 
Taylor. Mrs. Herman L. Stover, Mrs. Algernon 
G. Chandler and Mrs. Carl H. Stevens served 
cakes and bonbons. The ushers were Russell 
'14, Payson '14, Badger '14, Verrill '15, Sylves- 
ter '14, L. T. Brown '14, Card '15, Cunliffe '14, 
MacCormick '15, Maclntire '16, and Oram '15. 


Bowdoin's track coach for this year is P. J. 
Finneran, a man who is a star athlete not only in 
one or a few events, but also in nearly every 
event. He was seven years an amateur, and dur- 
ing that time he won points in every meet in 
which he competed. He has so many prizes and 
trophies that it almost requires an express team 
to carry them around. 

He is a splendid gymnast, and excels at the 
hurdles. He joined the B.A.A. in 1890, since 


which time he has established the world's record 
for the 440 yard hurdle race at 52 2-5 seconds, 
and the American record, 440 yard hurdles, at 
60 3-5 seconds. 

He has been employed as all around instructor 
by the Chicago Athletic Club. From there he 
went to the old Knickerbocker Athletic Club of 
New York as all around man, and then he went 
to Annapolis as track coach, where he remained 
for four seasons. Last fall he was at New Haven 
where he was one of the Yale coaches during the 
fall track work. During this winter, he has been 
employed at the Union Boat Club of Boston as 
boxing instructor. From this long list of expe- 
riences in the athletic world, it can be seen that 
Mr. Finneran is an athlete of no mean ability. 
He is at present trying to arrange his work so as 
to be able to start work at Bowdoin. 

He is six feet tall and weighs around 175 
pounds. He is a gentleman of pleasing address, 
makes friends of all with whom he comes in con- 
tact, and is highly recommended. 


Those who were present at the Class of 1868 
Prize Speaking Contest in Memorial Hall last 
Tuesday evening were disappointed neither in 
the excellence of the speaking nor in the literary 
merit of the orations, for the high standard set 
by previous '68 contests was not only equalled 
but even surpassed. Each part revealed great 
care and skill in preparation and was very well 
delivered. The prize was awarded to Alfred 
Henry. Sweet. President Hyde presided and the 
judges were : Rev. John H. Quint, Prof. George 
T. Little and Supt. J. A. Cone. Lovell's Orches- 
tra furnished music. Following is the program : 

The Class Struggle, Paul Howard Douglas 

Kipling the Poet, Laurence Alden Crosby 

Emerson's Individualism, Edward Oliver Baker 
The War in the Balkans, Alfred Henry Sweet 

The Theatre as a Teacher, Cedric 'Russell Crowell 
A Modern Patriot, Fred Dixon Wish, Jr. 

Announcement of the Judges' decision. 


In the Chapel last Thursday afternoon was 
held the first of a series of vesper services. The 
speaker was Dr. A. A. Downs, a graduate of the 
Medical School and now connected with the 
Maine Anti-Tuberculosis Society. His subject 
was "The Church and Medicine." and he told 

how the church could markedly assist the medical 
profession in the treatment of such problems as 
prohibition, eugenics, the sex problem, preventa- 
ble diseases and insanity. The closing words of 
the address were : "This is an age where, if men 
make good, they must do something for the good 
of humanity. Here is a field for the practical ap- 
plication of the principles enunciated by Christ." 

Next Thursday afternoon Prof. Daniel. Evans 
of Andover Seminary will speak on "The Church 
and Labor." The college quartette will sing and 
Miss Stetson will render a violin solo. Dr. Evans 
spoke here last May in connection with the Con- 
gregational meeting. He was born in South 
Wales, August 22, 1866; came to America in 
1869, studied three years at the Bangor Theolog- 
ical Seminary and graduated from Bowdoin in 
1890. He was ordained to the ministry in the 
Congregational Church in 1891 and served as 
pastor at East Weymouth, Maine, from 1891 to 
1899, and since that time he has been in Cam- 
bridge. He was given the degree of D.D. in 
1906. He is intensely interested in the Labor 
problem and has served as arbitrator in a num- 
ber of labor disputes. 

On February 27 Dean Alfred E. Burton '78 of 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak, 
having for his subject "The Church and Educa- 
tion." There will be a vocal solo by Mrs. Davis, 
and a violin solo by Miss Wilson. 


By a scant yard and a half the University of 
Maine relay team defeated our relay quartet at 
the annual B.A.A. meet, Feb. 8. The race was 
exciting from start to finish and was one of the 
most closely contested of the evening. Donahue 
of Maine had the pole and kept it at the first turn, 
finishing four or five years ahead of Capt. Has- 
kell. Smith '15 made up the distance lost by our 
first man and by a brilliant burst of speed finished 
a yard ahead of Rogers, his opponent. Emery 
'13 held the lead, running against Littlefield. 
Fox, Maine's last runner, got off fast and got the 
lead at the first corner. McWilliams '15 kept 
right to his heels but could not pass him and fin- 
ished a yard and a half behind his opponent. The 
time, 3 min., 19 4-5 sec, was slower than that 
made by Bowdoin teams in the last two or three 
years. Skolfield '13 was the alternate of the 
Bowdoin team. 


The New York trip for the Musical Clubs is 
now assured. The concert will be in the grand 
ball room at Delmonico's under the auspices of 



the New York Bowdoin Alumni Association and 
the State of Maine Society of New York. There 
will be a dance after the concert. This is the 
first time the musical clubs of any Maine college 
ever appeared in New York. 

Two concerts in Massachusetts, one in Reading 
■on March 28 and one in Boston on March 29, 
have been arranged. The Massachusetts and 
New York trip will be the longest the Clubs have 
ever taken. 

The next concert is the annual joint concert 
with Bates in the City Hall, Lewiston. A dance 
will follow this concert. The joint concerts with 
Bates have been very successful and it is hoped 
this will be even more so. The presence of a 
good body of undergraduates will show that 
Bowdoin supports her clubs well. 


At sharp 2.30 p. m. March 15 the first event of 
Bowdoin's great Interscholastic Indoor Meet will 
be pulled off in the General Thomas Worcester 
Hyde Athletic Building. All events will take 
place in the afternoon. So far ten schools have 
entered and are : Deering High, Farmington 
High, Leavitt Inst. (Turner Center), Lewiston 
High, Portland High, Lincoln Academy, Morse 
High (Bath), Brunswick High, Coburn Institute, 
and Hebron Academy. 

The original date set for the last opportunity 
to signify intention of competing was February 
15. For various reasons that date has been post- 
poned to February 22. Every school must signify 
its intention of competing before this date. No 
application can possibly be recognized after Feb. 

The list of events will probably be : 40 yard 
dash, 45 yard high hurdles, 300, 600 and 880 yard 
run, 12 pound shot, high jump, broad jump, and 
pole vault, in addition to relay races between the 
most of the competing schools. 

Medals will be awarded to the first three men 
in each event — silver, bronze and ribbon. A tro- 
phy will be awarded to the school winning the 
meet. This trophy will be permanently possessed 
by the school winning the greatest number of 
times in five years. 

No man will be eligible to compete in this meet 
who has competed in interscholastic athletics for 
four years in any school. 

The management hopes that the fraternities 
will see to the accommodation of the men from 
the various schools, as entertainment has been 
promised them. Every man in college should do 
all in his power to make this meet a success and 
a credit to ''Old Bowdoin." 


The Bowdoin Alumni Association of Boston 
had the largest attendance in its history at its 
45th annual banquet at Young's Hotel, February 
5th. There were about 200 present. The College 
was represented by President Hyde, Dr. Whittier 
and L. A. Crosby '13. Dr. Myles Standish '75 
presided at the affair, as president of the associa- 
tion. At the head table also were seated Presi- 
dent Hyde, Dr. Whittier, Prof. Jotham B. Sew- 
all '48, H. C. Emery '92, Rev. Dr. Charles H. Cut- 
ler 'Si, Edward Stanwood '61, L. A. Emery '61, 
H. DeForest Smith '91, J .C. Minot '96, and Don- 
ald B. McMillan <>.- 

The Bowdoin Alumni of Portland held a ban- 
quet Saturday evening, Feb. 8, in the State of 
Maine room at the Falmouth Hotel which was at- 
tended by at least 75 alumni. At the business 
meeting the following officers were elected for 
the ensuing year : President, Frederick O. Co- 
nant '80; vice-president, David W. Snow '73 > 
secretary and treasurer, Edward S. Anthoine '02 ; 
nominating committee, Harry C. Wilbur '94, 
Charles L. Hutchinson '90, Alfred P. Cook '97; 
entertainment committee, George S. Sabin '03, 
Wadleigh B. Drummond '07, Leland G. Means 
'12. President Franklin C. Payson '76 presided 
as toastmaster. The speakers were President 
Hyde, E. W. Freeman '85, Hon. John A. Peters 
'85, Dr. Whittier '85 and Hon. Harry B. Austin 

The New York Association of Bowdoin 
Alumni held a very successful banquet on Janu- 
ary 31 at the Sherman Square Hotel. Horace E. 
Flenderson '79 was elected president and Joseph 
B. Roberts '95 was elected as secretary for the 
coming year. William Curtis Merryman '82, was 
toastmaster. The speakers included President 
Hyde, E. P. Mitchell '71, George B. Chandler 
'71, Donald B. McMillan '98, Dr. Bela G. Illes 
'97, Medic, Max P. Cushing '09 and Cedric R. 
Crowell '13. With General Thomas H. Hubbard 
and Donald B. McMillan present to add an offi- 
cial stamp to the choice the association adopted 
the polar bear as the emblem of the College. 


According to a recent classification made by 
the Council on Medical Education of the Ameri- 
can Medical Association, based on thorough in- 
vestigation, there are two medical schools in New 
England which are thoroughly acceptable in every 
respect. These are the Harvard and Yale 
schools. Five others including the Medical 
School of Maine, Dartmouth, Tufts, Boston Uni- 
versity, and Vermont are rated in class A, 



Published every Tuesday or the Collegiate 
The Bowdoin Publishing Company 
in the Interests of the Students of 


Douglas H, McMurtkie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 

R. E. Simpson, 1914, The Library Table 

A. H. MacCormick, 1915, On The Campus 

F. P. McKenney, 1915, With The Faculty 

J. F. Rollins, 1915, Intercollegiate Notes 

L. E. Jones, 1913 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 

K. A. Robinson, 1914 

G. H. Talbot, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


H. B. Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office ai Br 

'ick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. FEBRUARY 18, 1913 No. 25 

The Orient desires to con- 
The New Quill gratulate the Quill on the 

first number of its new vol- 
ume. The editorial in particular displays a spirit 
of determination which promises that the new 
board will succeed in upholding the standard of 
its predecessors. The appearance of the maga- 
zine is in accord with the spirit of its pages and 
speaks well for the change in the place of publi- 
cation. May the college heed the plea for contri- 
butions, giving the board an abundance of ma- 
terial and in consequence the peace of mind nec- 
essary for literary work. 

A comparison of the ranks 
The Friar Cup of the several contestants for 

the Friar Cup with the ranks 
for the past two years proves that the competi- 

tion has served its purpose of raising the scholar- 
ship of the college as a whole. The February re- 
sults alone should be considered, since the June 
results are increased by the grades for Physical 
Training. Although the standard of some fra- 
ternities has decreased, these mid-year results 
show a consistent improvement in the average. 
The college owes much to the organization which 
has started the movement to put the fraternities 
and non-fraternity group on their mettle as re- 
gards scholarship. 



Receipts : 

By blanket tax from 321 

men $2,407 50 

By error in change 50 

Total $2,408 00 

Set aside for five per cent. 
Reserve Fund 120 40 

$2,287 6 ° 

Expenditures : 
To Football Management $1,400 00 
To Track Management.. 250 00 
To Baseball Management 255 00 
To Bowdoin Publishing 

Co 250 00 

To Y.M.C.A 75 00 

To Band Management. . . 55 00 

2,285 00 

Balance $2 60 

Loaned to Track Management from 

Reserve Fund $50 00 

Balance in Reserve Fund $70 40 



■ Report of Manager Lawrence W. Smith for the 
football season of 1912. 

Receipts in full for season $5,932 76 

Expenditures 5,761 90 

Balance on hand $170 86 


Cash on hand $170 86 

Mileage 5 16 

Outstanding bills 105 22 

Total assets $281 24 


Unpaid bills, total $1,125 00 

Total liabilities $1,125 00 




Total assets. 

281 24 

Total deficit $843 76 

Estimated deficit of season 191 1 300 00 

Deficit of 1912 season $543 76 

Respectfully submitted, 
I have examined the books and accounts of the 
Football Manager and find them properly kept 
and vouched. The foregoing report is correct. 
February 8, 1913. 



Balance, E. O. Leigh 

Brown guarantee 

R. I. State (expenses) 

Exeter guarantee 

St. Anselm guarantee 

Dartmouth guarantee 

Middlebury guarantee 

Vermont guarantee 

Tufts guarantee 

Harvard guarantee 

Colby gate receipts 

Maine guarantee 

Colby guarantee 

Tufts gate receipts 

Maine gate receipts 

Bates y 2 gate receipts at Lewiston. . 
Bates ]/2 gate receipts 

191 1 subscriptions 

1912 subscriptions 

Miscellaneous receipts 

Total receipts 


191 1 supplies 

J. F. Hillerich, bats 

Brown trip 

Exeter trip 

Dartmouth trip 

Harvard trip 

Colby game expenses 

Maine game expenses (rain).. 
Maine game expenses (rain) . . 

Maine trip 

Colby trip 

Tufts game expenses 

Maine game expenses 

Bates trip 

Bates game expenses 


Telephone, etc 

$112 54 

IOO 00 

17 60 

65 00 
60 00 

175 00 
50 00 

100 00 
80 00 

125 00 
98 80 
75 00 
50 00 

235 60 
80 50 
56 93 

301 00 

33 00 

590 25 

4 61 

$2,410 83 

$101 79 

5 80 
252 15 

506 23 
165 40 

66 75 
43 00 
38 35 
74 60 
5° 50 

170 51 

91 45 
30 20 
103 25 
28 50 
8 6s 

Coaching . . . 


Ground tax. . 

336 95 
47 04 

127 80 
88 01 

Total expenditures $2,404 78 

Total receipts $2,410 83 

Total expenditures 2,404 78 

Cash balance. 

$6 25, 

Total liabilities $200 00 

Assets — cash balance 6 25 

Deficit $193 75 

The above is the report of the Bowdoin Base- 
ball Association, season of 1912. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. S. WIGGIN, Mgr. 
Nov. 1, 1912. 

I have examined the books and accounts of the 
manager of the Baseball Association and find 
them accurately kept and properly vouched. The 
foregoing report is correct. 



Neither a buoyant nor a luxurious issue, but 
surely a well-balanced one: observe the college 
comedy offset by the metropolitan tragedy, and 
the descriptive sonnet offset by the passionate- 
lyric. Such would doubtless be a hasty charac- 
terization of the November Quill. To the present 
reviewer, it forms a welcome contrast to an issue 
reviewed by him last year, in that the November 
Quill contains not a dreamy line, not a thought 
which is not charged with virility. 

In A Plain Tale from the Campus we have one 
of the eagerly awaited college stories. Has E.'s 
talent, like that of the chief character in his story, 
been long unsuspected? There is a genuineness 
of tone and of detail to this narrative which al- 
most completely revivifies the hackneyed plot. 
There is a confidence and firmness in the han- 
dling, moreover, which augurs well for future 

Sunset in Hakone, having already been tried 
in the fire of English 9, is embarrassing to the 
reviewer. Doubtless the writer has long been 
painfully yet resignedly conscious of the 
wrenched anapaest in line 6, the almost impudent 
prosaicness of "completes," and other defects in 
the workmanship. The effect of breathless se- 
riousness, however, which grips the spectator- 
reader as in the suspense succeeding the final 
words he suddenly perceives the full beauty of 



the scene, is an achievement which survives all 
pecking criticism of the process. 

The deliberate, analytical method of narrating 
Jimmy the Insignificant seems -plainly to have 
been adopted in an effort to redeem the pervad- 
ing melodrama of the story. The attempt itself 
is commendable : there is an easy-chair, after- 
examinations quality to the style which beckons 
the attention without trying to seize it. But the 
task is impossible : this young man — swaying, 
righting, then weakening, and at length risking 
the great leap — would show himself the lay- 
figure that he is under a far more elaborate 
cloak of style than Mr. Gibson's. And why? 
Why this impatience with melodrama? One is 
tempted to answer at length ; but, in brief, is it 
not because of ingrained impatience with pup- 
petry ? Does not success in depicting the temp- 
tation and fall render impossible success in de- 
picting the noble repentance and reformation ? 
And is not suicide equally inconsistent with suc- 
. cess in either direction ? Jimmy Livingston's 
docility amidst the vicissitudes of this plot is like 
the obligingness of the stage-hands in the pan- 
tomime, where, in the words of Thackeray, "when 
Clozvn wants anything — a warming-pan, a pump- 
handle, a goose, or a lady's tippet — a fellow 
comes sauntering out from behind the side- 
scenes with the very article in question." 

One feels in reading Rosamond — likewise re- 
printed from English 9 — that it would inevitably 
have burst from its author without any external 
incentive such as the requirements of a Course. 
Except for the unsingable hyperbole of "rever- 
berates" and the inaptness of swearing to do 
what one cannot help doing, the melody and the 
illusion of the song are irresistible. 

Ye Postman seems at first to demand no com- 
ment; his errand is plainly to fellow-members of 
the guild of college editors, and others feel al- 
most guilty when they discover the fact. Since, 
however, postal exigencies recommend that the 
missive be unsealed, may not remorse be spared 
to the diligent reader by providing, along with 
the husks of titles and judgments, a kernel or 
two of quotation? 

Those vulgar errors called typographical are 
still far too numerous in the Quill. Absolute ac- 
curacy is too much to expect ; but perennial dis- 
satisfaction with the degree of perennial inaccu- 
racy is something which every conscientious re- 
viewer must inculcate. The editor ought to be 
scrupulously sensitive even to inverted letters ; he 
certainly should recognize that although "even- 
tide" may be only momentarily ambiguous, "all 
to soon" must seriously affect the dignity of a 

sonnet, and the grotesque suggestiveness of "bug 
bear" (a sort of dislocated ant-eater?) is fatally 
incongruous in any criticism. 

— W. H. D. 


We were occupied when the December Quill 
arrived. Without any intention of reading it at 
once, we did go so far as to pry apart a couple 
of pages with a pencil and look inside. "The 
young man acted. Merciful God, hoiv he acted !" 
This seemed promising. With some celerity we 
cut the pages of "The Hamlet of Petersburg," 
and promptly read the last third of the story — 
read it with respectful pleasure, not merely the 
patronizing pleasure that one commonly feels in 
looking over the work of an amateur one knows. 
From the time when the unknown Hamlet joins 
the strollers till the moment when his name is 
deftly and unobtrusively introduced this Haw- 
thorne Prize story is good, good not only as 
Quill stories go, but good as most stories go. 

We have also read the rest of the story, the 
first part. While it is never uninteresting and 
while it contains several clever passages, such as 
that describing Billy Wheeler and his company, 
and that introducing the old inebriate to the Toll 
Tavern guests, the first part of "The Hamlet" is 
not the best part. The postponed topographical 
information seems to halt us at the beginning 
rather unnecessarily ; one notes an occasional 
harsh figure and a little magniloquence, in these 
first few pages, which Billy Wheeler's great- 
uncle should not be held responsible for ; last and 
least, we challenge any mediocre lingual con- 
tortionist to say rapidly: "had been weakening 
him imperceptibly." 

The remainder of the December Quill does not 
loom large against this lather long and very suc- 
cessful story. The few lines of verse, "Pierrot's 
Love," are graceful ; and in the short essay, "Elm 
Trees," one finds a number of fine touches in 
way of phrase together with a little too much of 
"the grand serious" in tone. Apropos of Quills 
in general, we would add that impressionism and 
individualism and printers have taken too many 
liberties with the good, old, classic art of punc- 
tuation. In conclusion, we wish to thank the re- 
tiring editors for their services and to join with 
them in lamenting the languid support that the 
Quill receives. Only two men contribute to this 
number ! We forbear invoking once again the 
oft vexed shades of Longfellow and Hawthorne 
— but it is really a discreditable situation for 
magazine and college. — P. N. 



Club anO Council Sheetings 

The Board of Managers held a meeting in the 
manager's room of the gymnasium, Feb. 12. 
Matters pertaining to the blanket tax were dis- 
cussed and a number of extensions for payment 
were granted. Those not granted extensions 
were barred from membership for the semester. 
The successful collection of the second instal- 
ment seemed to the Board to indicate that its 
future was assured. 

An orchestra class under the direction of Pro- 
fessor Wass has held a meeting for organization 
and has begun rehearsals. 

The Monday Night Club will hold a meeting at 
the Kappa Sigma House, Feb. 24. 

The Y.M.C.A. held a cabinet meeting at 
the rooms of Professor McConaughy, 24 College 
Street. The usual business was transacted and 
refreshments were served. 

©n t&e Campus 

The Chemical Club will meet Thursday at eight 
o'clock in the Chemical Lecture Room. Profes- 
sor Hutchins will speak. 

Did you go to the midnight train Tuesday to 
see Sarah Bernhardt off? 

The eighth annual dance of the Phi Chi Fra- 
ternity is to be held February the twenty-first at 
the Riverton Casino. 

The football goal posts have been put up in 
the cage of the Athletic Building and the practice 
in goal-kicking has commenced. 

A number of applications have been made for 
the position of coaching next year's football 
team. The candidates were voted on at a meet- 
ing of the Athletic Council held yesterday after- 

Candidates for the fencing team will elect a 
captain sometime after the first of March. Ac- 
cording to the custom when no captain has been 
elected at the close of the preceding year, one of 
the successful candidates is chosen as leader just 
before the match with Harvard. 

A deputation from the Bowdoin YiM.C.A. was 
sent to the Maine Central Institute at Pittsfield 
Sunday. The men who went are : Frank Smith 
'12, McWilliams '15, MacCormick '15, and Foster 

A deputation of nine will be sent to Rockland 
and vicinity in the near future. This will be the 
largest delegation ever sent out from the Bow- 
doin Y.M.C.A. 

Acting Dean McConaughy will attend the con- 
ference of the college teachers of education at 
Philadelphia from February 20 to 26 inclusive. 

All who have college business with the Dean are 
requested to see him on Wednesday, February 19. 

Swett '13, McWilliams '15, and Fortin '16 are 
delegates from Bowdoin to the convention at 
Brown University of Episcopal students in New 
England colleges. The convention will be held 
February 21 and 22. 

The Student Council strongly advises all of the 
classes to get busy immediately and appoint com- 
mittees to select the songs which their class will 
use in the competition. Any information con- 
cerning the ''Sing" may be obtained from Mr. 

The Seniors have already selected their songs 
and are having "Senior Sings" in the Y.M.C.A. 
rooms every Wednesday night. Although the 
competition for the Snow Song Cup will come in 
the latter part of the spring every class is ad- 
vised to get to work at once and make these 
"Sings" real interclass competition. 

The Glee Club entertained at a ball given by 
the Shriners at the Kora Temple in Lewiston 
Saturday night. "Bowdoin Beata" was followed 
by the grand march, after which the Mandolin 
and Glee Clubs alternated in giving selections. 
After the ball the club furnished music during the 
banquet — over 500 seats. Among the guests pres- 
ent were: Governor William T. Haines and ex- 
Governor Plaisted. 

The Commencement play will be decided on and 
announced in the near future. 

Alvah Stetson '15 has left college and after a 
course in the New England Telephone Company's 
school for service inspectors, will enter the em- 
ploy of the company. He expects to return to 

Church '16 has left college but expects to re- 
turn next year. 

Among the other men who left at the end of 
the first semester are R. Stuart '16, Pease '16, 
Doten '16, and Shepard '16. 

Lull '16, who has been seriously ill with the 
grippe and complications has nearly recovered 
and will be out in a few days. Hamlin '16 is suf- 
fering from an attack of the same malady. 

Maurice Proctor '16, who was operated on for 
appendicitis the last part of the first semester, 
is back at work again. 

The eight men chosen from those competing in 
last fall's tournament met shortly before the ex- 
amination period and elected Paul C. Savage '13 
of last year's tennis team as temporary captain 
of tennis. 

Douglas '13 and Chase '14 attended the District 
Convention of Delta Upsilon held at McGill 
University, Montreal, Canada, Feb. 7 and 8. 



At a meeting of the Debating Council held 
shortly before the examinations, Douglas '13 was 
awarded the Highland Lockwood Fairbanks 
Prize for excellence in debating during the first 

McFarland, Medic '15 and ex-captain of the 
Bowdoin track team, is coaching Brunswick 
High in preparation for the interscholastic in- 
door meet to be held here March 15. 

V. A. Craig, A. P. Cushman, H. H. Hall, S. J. 
Hinch, E. E. Tufts, Jr., G. F. Wilson, all '13 have 
completed their college course and have left Bow- 
doin. They will return in June to participate in 
the Commencement exercises. Paul Wing '14, 
Trott '16, Pinkham '15, and Fitzgerald '16 have 
also left college. 


Tuesday, Feb. 18. 

loop. m. Picture of Board of Managers at 
Webber's Studio. 

4.00 p.m. Masque and Gown Rehearsal. 

7.00 p. m. Meeting of the Bugle Board. 
Wednesday, Feb. 19. 

i.iop. m. Picture of the Student Council at 
Webber*s Studio. 
Thursday, Feb. 20. 

5.00 P. m. Vesper Service in the Chapel. 

7.30 p. M. Meeting of the Chemical Club. 
Friday, Feb. 21. 

3.00 p. m. Reception at the D.K.E. House. 

8.30 p.m. Phi Chi Dance. 

8.30 p.m. D.K.E. Dance. 
Saturday, Feb. 22. 

Adjourns. Washington's Birthday. 
Monday, Feb. 24. 

Meeting of the Monday Night Club at the 
Kappa Sigma House. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Rogers of New 
Haven, Conn., have announced the engagement 
of their daughter Elizabeth Townsend to Profes- 
sor James L. McConaughy. Miss Rogers is a 
graduate of Vassar in 1910. Mr. Rogers grad- 
uated from Yale in 1875 and the Yale Law School 
in 1877. For some years he has practiced in New 
Haven, where he has also held numerous politi- 
cal offices; he has recently retired from active 
practice. The wedding will probably take place 
this summer. 

mitti t&e JFicultp 

President Hyde will attend the Washington 
Alumni dinner this week. 

Professor McConaughy spoke at the Boys' 
Conference held in Portland, February 8 and 9. 
The Bowdoin lecture has been delivered in four 
towns of \\ as' ington County recently. It was 
given at Kent's Hill last week and will be de- 
livered before the Boston alumni at an early 

Mr. I. P. Booker, the College treasurer, is con- 
tinuing on the road to improvement after the se- 
rious operation he was obliged to undergo. 

Professor Chapman has been ill for the last 
few days and is confined to his home. He plans 
to be out again soon and will take charge of his 
classes within a short time. 


Hall of the Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon Fraternity. 

Jan. 25, 1913. 
With deepest sorrow the Theta Chapter of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon hears of the death of one 
of its oldest alumni, Henry Hyde Smith, LL.B., 
of the class of 1854, his death occuring on De- 
cember 22, 1912 at the home of his son in Dan- 
ville, Vermont. The Chapter of which he was 
an active member so many years ago was always 
dear to the heart of Brother Smith as was shown 
by the keen interest he took in its affairs even to 
the last. He had a distinguished career as a law- 
yer in Massachusetts and Maine and in his 
younger days was engaged in teaching. His 
sweet disposition, his kindly spirit and good na- 
ture endeared him to all who knew him. And so 
it is that we are conscious of a great loss in his 
passing. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we express our sorrow at his 
death and extend our sympathy to those bound 
closer to him by ties of friendship and family. 
William Fletcher Twombly, 
Alfred Everett Gray, 
Joseph Cony MacDonald, 

For the Chapter. 

alumni Department 

■ IOi — Edward Harlan Webster, now head of 
the English department in the Commercial High 
School of Springfield, Mass., has had published 
in The Pedagogical Seminary for December, an 
article on "Verse Making in Our Public 
Schools." This is a very interesting and novel 
treatment of the subject of teaching both expres- 
sion and appreciation of the poetic form. In 
Education for last March, Mr. Webster also had 
a significant comparison of the old and new cur- 
ricula of study in our colleges and used for an 
illustration of the old-time brief but comprehen- 
sive course, a page from an early last century 
Bowdoin catalogue. 



NO. 26 


Announcement of the death of Professor Chap- 
man was made Monday morning in chapel, and 
as a mark of respect to his memory other college 
exercises for the day were omitted. He had been 
ill for about two weeks when on Saturday his con- 
dition suddenly became very serious, resulting in 
his death :it 2 o'clock Monday morning. The 
funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 
o'clock at the First Parish Congregational Church 
and the students and faculty will attend in a body. 
The next issue of the Orient will contain an 
obituary article expressing the deep sorrow that 
we all feel at the loss of our beloved teacher and 


The list of provisional appointments for com- 
mencement parts has been announced. From 
this number, six men will be chosen by competi- 
tion to deliver their parts at Commencement, and 
to one of these the Goodwin Prize will be award- 
ed. The list is as follows : 

Howard Clement Abbott, Edward Oliver 
Baker, John Coleman Carr, Laurence Alden 
Crosby, Cedric Russell Crowell, Albert Percival 
Cushman, Willis Elden Dodge, Paul Howard 
Douglas, Daniel Earl Gardner, Charles Blanch- 
ard Haskell, Jr., Leon Everett Jones, Douglas 
Howard McMurtrie, James Augustus Norton, 
Clifton Orville Page, 'Albert Elisha Parkhurst, 
Sumner Tucker Pike, Alfred Henry Sweet, Earl 
Blanchard Tuttle, Fred Dixon Wish. 


The Maine State Y. M. C. A. will hold its fifth 
annual conference at Bowdoin February 28 and 
March 1 and 2, to unite the students of Maine 
who are interested in Christian work in a con- 
ference for inspiration and training. It is ex- 
pected that there will be delegates from the 
Maine colleges, Bangor Seminary, the ten schools 
that have Y. M. C. A. organizations and those as 
yet unorganized. Although the number of dele- 
gates from the preparatory schools will be limit- 
ed, the colleges and the Seminary can send any 
reasonable number of men. 

The list of speakers is a long one and includes 

many men who have achieved success. The 
speakers as now arranged are : Dr. Robert E. 
Speer of New York, Secretary of the Presby- 
terian Board of Missions, a graduate of Prince- 
ton, annual speaker at Northfield and Silver Bay 
and probably one of the most popular college 
preachers in the country ; Harrison S. Elliott of 
New York, Bible Study Secretary of the Student 
Department of the International Y. M. C. A., and 
one of the leading speakers at the 1912 confer- 
ence at Orono ; Arthur Howe of New York, cap- 
tain of the Yale football team in 191 1, coach in 
1912 and now engaged in Y.M.C.A. work for 
the preparatory schools of the country ; Henry 
H. King of Boston, a graduate of Amherst, now 
State Student Y. M. C. A. Secretary for Massa- 
chusetts and Rhode Island ; Daniel Chase, ath- 
letic director at Hamilton College, a graduate of 
the University of Maine and formerly a county 
Y. M. C. A. secretary in New York ; President 
William DeWitt Hyde of Bowdoin; and A. G. 
Cushman, Secretary of the Bates Y. M. C. A. 

The visiting delegates will be entertained on 
the campus and in the town of Brunswick. After 
the opening session, which will be Friday even- 
ing at 7.15, a reception will be given to all dele- 
gates by the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A., to which all 
the members of the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. will 
probably be invited. The latter part of Saturday 
afternoon will be given over to seeing various 
points of interest about the College, among them 
the new gymnasium, the College Library and the 
Art Building. 

Three committees have charge of the general 
arrangements: Leigh '14 is chairman of the re- 
ception committee, McWilliams '15 is sub- 
chairman; Brown '14 is chairman and MacCor- 
mick '15 is sub-chairman of the entertainment 
committee; and Gray '14 and Sweet '13 are chair- 
man and sub-chairman of the attendance commit- 


The student body got together Monday night 
in Memorial Hall and held the most successful 
smoker of the year. "Dug" brought up the ques- 
tion of the restriction of student activities and 
laid it before the fellows for discussion. The 


men who voiced their ideas seemed to be unani- 
mously of the opinion that the plan drawn up by 
the Student Council was faulty in the following 
respects : That such a plan makes no provision 
for time spent by men who do not make their let- 
ter on a varsity team ; that a manager and a cap- 
tain have to devote more time and work than 
members of teams, and therefore should not be 
classed in with team members ; that members of 
the Band, Chemical Club, Good Government Club 
and kindred organizations do not give any more 
of their time than class officers, members of the 
Student and Athletic Councils, participants in 
prize competition, etc., who are not included in 
the scheme of limitation. A motion was then 
made that a new system be devised by the Stu- 
dent Council based on the amount of time that 
each activity takes. The motion was seconded 
and carried by a vote of the men present. 

Another matter brought up and discussed was 
the advisability of starting a new Bowdoin pa- 
per devoted to humor. The plan seemed to meet 
the approval of everyone, so papers were circu- 
lated soliciting subscription pledges. If 200 fel- 
lows pledge their support the success of the un- 
dertaking is assured. It is intended to have this 
paper printed each month of the college year, but 
for the rest of this year there will be only two 
trial numbers — one of which will come out Ivy 
Day. , 

The new track coach, Mr. Finneran, spoke a 
few words expressing his pleasure of working 
with a Bowdoin track team. He expressed him- 
self as very pleased with the material and equip- 
ment he was given to work with. 

"Cope" Philoon was back and gave the fellows 
a "straight from the shoulder" talk on true Bow- 
doin Spirit. 

At every pause in the business of the smoker 
the band got busy and did their share of enter- 
tainment. A part of the Glee Club presented 
their Cabaret Scene to a wildly enthusiastic aud- 
ience. Of course Loring Pratt was there with 
some of his inimitable stories and dialect poems. 

Cider, apples, pretzels, pipes, tobacco and 
cigarettes furnished the inward entertainment. 


Track Coach Joe Finneran has arrived at Col- 
lege and has started work with the track candi- 
dates. The intercollegiate meets are still some 
distance away, but the probability of a dual meet 
with some New England college means that the 
men must work during the winter season as well 
as during the spring. The faculty vetoed a meet 
with Trinity and negotiations are now under way 

for a meet with either Boston College or the Uni- 
versity of Vermont. 

In order to develop new material, Coach Fin- 
neran has started a series of interclass track 
meets every Saturday afternoon. The first of 
these was held last Saturday and was won by the 
Juniors with 21 points. The Sophomores had 19, 
the Seniors 3 and the Freshmen 2. The events 
follow : 

High Jump. — First, C. Brown '14; Nickerson 
'16 and Green '13 tied for second and third. 

40 Yard Dash. — First, Prescott '15; second, 
Russell '14; third, Smith '15. 

40 Yard Hurdles. — First, Smith '15; second, L. 
Donahue '14; third, Russell '14. 

Pole Vault. — First, Hubbard '14; second, Mc- 
Kenney '15; third, Merrill '14. 

Relay Race. — First, 1915 (Prescott, MacCor- 
mick, Roberts, Smith) ; second, 1914 (Russell, 
L. Donahue, Garland, Payson) ; third, 1913 
(Gardner, Emery, Nixon, Walker). 

Plans are now under way for outdoor relay 
races between the New England colleges. No 
final arrangements have been made as yet, how- 

The date for the outdoor interscholastic has 
been set at May 31. 

The Bowdoin Freshmen will send a relay team 
to race against the Bates Freshmen at Lewiston 
March 13. The first call for candidates was is- 
sued last Wednesday. 

At a meeting of the Maine A. A. at the Hotel 
DeWitt at Lewiston Saturday, Bowdoin was rep- 
resented by Crowell '13 and Cole '14. The fol- 
lowing officers were elected for the coming year : 
President, Howes of Colby ; Vice-President, Cole 
of Bowdoin; Secretary, Sullivan of Bates; 
Treasurer, Adams of Maine; all four officers be- 
ing the managers of their respective teams. 
Aside from the election of officers there was the 
discussion of officials for the Maine intercolle- 
giate May 17. 


Sixteen men participated in the Bradbury De- 
bating trials, held Monday afternoon in Hubbard 
Hall, and from them the four teams which are to 
compete in the Bradbury Prize Debates on March 
3 and 4 were selected as follows: First debate, 
March 3, affirmative: Coffin '15 , Sweet '13, Wish 
'13; Cowan '13, alternate; negative: Bacon '15, 
Emery '13, Gage '14; Eberhardt '13, alternate. 
Second debate, March 4, affirmative: Abbott '13, 
Crosby '13, Douglas '13; Garland '14, alternate; 
negative: Norton '13, Simpson '14, Talbot '15; 
Marr '14, alternate. The judges for the trials 
were Supt. John A. Cone, J. S. Davis, Rev. E. M. 


Johnson and Daniel F. Koughan '09. The same 
board of judges with the addition of President 
Hyde will serve at the Bradbury Debates. The 
question for the Bradbury Debates will be: Re- 
solved, That a tariff for revenue only would ma- 
terially reduce the high cost of living. 


The orchestra class under the leadership of 
Professor Wass is proving to be a most profit- 
able organization. The present twenty-three 
members are taught to play together with expres- 
sion ; but more players of orchestra instruments 
are urgently requested to come out. Rehearsals, 
lasting an hour and a half, are held Saturday 
afternoons at 1.30. Later on, from this class an 
orchestra club, made up of the best players, will 
be organized for special work; but the class will 
continue in its work. 

At present the orchestra class consists of : Vio- 
lins, P. D. Mitchell '14, E. R. Stratton '16, E. S. 
Boardman '16, D. F. Kelley '16, P. D. Demmons 
'15, R. D. Kennedy '13, H. M. Hayes '14, M. E. 
Hale '16, L. A. Ramsdell '16, E. B. Tuttle '13; 
clarinets, E. F. Wilson '14, G. W. Bacon '15, J. 
A. Lewis '15, H. G. Wood '16, H. M. Chatto '15; 
cornets, O. R. F. Jones '15, R. C. Hamlin '16, F. 
P. Rawson '16; French horns, C. A. Brown '14, 
E. H. Austin '15; trombone, H. A. Lewis '14; 
piano, W. S. Greene '13, N. Tuttle '14. 

The Junior and Senior Class Sings have start- 
ed. The Seniors hold theirs every Wednesday 
evening at eight o'clock, while the Junior re- 
hearsals are at five o'clock in the afternoon of 
the same day. The Freshmen and Sophomores 
have not yet begun their work. 

In connection with Music IV a piano quartet 
has been formed, composed of W. S. Greene '13, 
W. F. Twombly '13, N. Tuttle '14 and H. M. 
Shea '14. A quartet club has been organized for 
the purpose of studying larger orchestra work. 
The College rents music for this club from the 
Institute of Musical Art of New York. 

Friday afternoon and evening, Feb. 21, the 
Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon held 
its annual reception and dance at the Chapter 
House on Maine Street. About 150 guests were 
present at the reception, which was held from 
3.00 to 5.00 P. m. In the receiving line were Mrs. 
C. B. Haskell of Pittsfield, Me., Mrs. W. E. 
Twombly of Reading, Mass., and Mrs. G. L. Skol- 
field of Brunswick. Refreshments were served 
by Mrs. F. N. Whittier, Mrs. H. C. Baxter, Mrs. 
Henry Johnson, and Mrs. C. H. Stevens. Lov- 

ell's Orchestra played throughout the afternoon 
and for an order of twenty dances in the evening. 
About thirty-five couples were present at the 
dance, of which Mrs. Haskell, Mrs. Twombly and 
Mrs. Skolfield were the patronesses. 

Among the guests were Misses Dorothy Sew- 
all, Catherine Torrey, Caroline Rullmann, 
Corinne Jackson and Pauline Hatch of Bath ; 
Margaret Dole of Bangor; Mary Holden and 
Elizabeth Eastman of Lowell, Mass. ; Alberta 
Robinson, Gertrude King, Dorothy True and 
Marie Hiber of Portland ; Frances Stuart and 
Ethel Libby of Augusta ; Ada Sawyer of Wood- 
fords ; Helen Beebe of Reading, Mass. ; Cather- 
ine Whitten of Wakefield, Mass. ; Christine Hus- 
ton of Newcastle ; Ellen Baxter, Marguerite 
Hutchins, Marion Drew and Frances Skolfield of 
Brunswick; Natalie Irving of West Roxbury, 
Mass. ; and Gladys Hanson, Lora Standish, Ruth 
Greene of Boston, Mass. The delegate from Xi 
of Colby was Mr. Roberts. 

The committee in charge consisted of Twom- 
bly '13, Haskell '13 and Cunliffe '14, while on the 
decorating committee were Holt '13, Standish 
'14, Eastman '15 and Hale '16. 


The Phi Chi Fraternity of the Medical School 
entertained Friday evening at Riverton Park 
Casino with a dance. The decorations very at- 
tractively carried out the fraternity colors of 
green and white. 

The following special guests were present : 
Clinton Peters of Portland, delegate of the Alpha 
Kappa Kappa Fraternity ; Dr. Stanley P. War- 
ren, Dr. H. H. Brock, Dr. R. B. Moore, Dr. Wal- 
lace Dyson, Dr. W. E. Tobie, Dr. J. B. Drum- 
mond, all of Portland, and Dr. Clyde Merrill of 

The patronesses were : Mrs. Willis B. Moulton, 
Mrs. H. H. Brock, Mrs. Walter E. Tobie, Mrs. 
Wallace Dyson, Mrs. Joseph Drummond, all of 

The committee of arrangements consisted of 
John E. Cartland '14, Francis D. Walker '13, 
Waldo T. Skillin '14, Herbert F. Hale '15, Wil- 
liam J. O'Connor '15. 

Among the young ladies present were : Misses 
Frances Craven, Helen O'Neil, Mary Smith, 
Mrs. William Anderson, Mrs. John H. Moulton, 
of Portland; Misses Marguerite Hutchins, Ida 
Smith, Myrtle Higgins, of Brunswick; Miss 
Genevieve E. Dwinal of Auburn, Miss Gertrude 
Miller of Lewiston, Miss Ernestine Thompson of 
Springvale, Miss Annabel McNeil of Bangor, 
Miss Annie Riley of Biddeford, Miss Ruth Lanc- 
ing of Roxbury, Mrs. Mclntyre of Biddeford. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Publishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMurtrie, 1913, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 

R. E. Simpson, 1914, The Library Table 

A. H. MacCormick, 1915, On The Campus 

F. P. McKenney, 1915, With The Faculty 

J. F. Rollins, 1915, Intercollegiate Notes 

L. E. Jones, 1913 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 

K. A. Robinson, 1914 

G. H Talbot, 1915 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, $2. 00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


H. B Walker, 1913, Business Manager 

Alfred E. Gray, 1914, Assistant Manager 

E. L. Sylvester, 1914, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLII. FEBRUARY 25, 1913 No. 26 

This week the College is to 
Y.M.C.A. Conference act as host of the members 

of the Student Christian As- 
sociations of the State. Nearly two hundred rep- 
resentatives of the other colleges and of the lead- 
ing preparatory schools will be in attendance. 
The efforts pi the college association to secure 
speakers of national reputation assure the suc- 
cess of this part of the conference. It rests upon 
the undergraduates to extend to the delegates a 
welcome which will lead them to enjoy them- 
selves thoroughly and to carry away with them 
the pleasant memory of their stay. 

The following week it is the 
Relay Carnival privilege of the College to en- 
tertain other representatives 
>f the schools of the State. Energetic prepara- 

tions for this new. departure, in athletics are now 
well under way. In the institution of a relay car- 
nival, the Athletic Council has solved the prob- 
lem of entertaining preparatory school men with 
something of more immediate interest to them 
than the customary interclass meet. The carnival 
will serve the same purpose as the meet by af- 
fording the visitors a close range view of the col- 
lege. In this connection, the Orient desires to 
reiterate the hope that the whole College will be 
shown them and that no one phase will be al- 
lowed to overshadow Bowdoin itself. 

After many years of plead- 
A True Account ing editorials and hundreds 

of English III themes on the 
subject of the average expense account in the 
Bowdoin College Bulletins, it was a pleasant sur- 
prise to read the absolutely fair and honest esti- 
mate of Bowdoin student expenses in the new 
bulletin just issued by the College. The former 
estimates have been correct but incomplete and 
thus unconsciously misleading. The present ac- 
count is complete and accurate. But with the 
blanket tax well on the road to success, the col- 
lege estimate of expenses correct, what is the 
poor editorial writer to do ! 


Alfred Edgar Burton, B.S., engineer and edu- 
cator, speaker at the College Vesper service 
Thursday, is a graduate of Bowdoin in the class 
of 1878. He was born in Portland March 24, 
1857, a °d after graduating from college took an 
engineering course here under Professor George 
L. Vose, C.E., Bowdoin 1881. He was draughts- 
man and topographer on the United States Geo- 
detic Coast Survey, 1879-1882, was instructor for 
the next two years, assistant and associate pro- 
fessor until 1896 and has been professor of topo- 
graphical engineering since then and dean since 
1908 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy. He has served on a number of scientific 
astronomical expeditions, is a member of the 
leading geographical societies, and has written a 
number of papers upon astronomy. Professor 
Burton has been a member of the Board of Over- 
seers of the College since 1905, was president 
of the Bowdoin Alumni Association of Boston 
from 1 901 to 1904, and has always retained an 
active interest in the affairs of his Alma Mater. 

There will be special music at the Vesper ser- 
vice at which Dean Burton speaks, consisting of 
a soprano solo by Mrs. William Hawley Davis 
and a violin solo by Miss Wilson. 




One hundred and thirty-four scholarships have 
been given out this year, totalling $9,267.52. The 
highest was $275.02. There was one for $200.00, 
five for $112.50, one for $105.00, 17 for $100.00, 
eight for $90.00, 32 for $75.00, one for $67.50, 
one for $62.50, one for $60,00, 29 for $50.00, and 
37 for $45.00. The Seniors received 31 scholar- 
ships, the Juniors 32, the Sophomores 29, the 
Freshmen 41 and the Medical students one. 


The College Preacher for March 2 is to be Rev. 
Robert Elliott Speer of New York City. Mr. 
Speer graduated from Princeton University in 
1889, after which he studied in the Theological 
Seminary of that institution. Since 1891 he has 
been secretary of the Presbyterian Board of For- 
eign Missions. He made a tour of visitation of 
the Christian missions in Persia, India, China, 
Korea and Japan in 1896-7; and in South Amer- 
ica in 1909. He is the author of a number of re- 
ligious works. He will speak in the Church on 
the Hill in the morning and evening, and in the 
Chapel in the afternoon. 


Although the baseball season is some distance 
away, Captain Skolfield of the baseball team has 
expressed himself as well pleased with the pros- 
pects for a successful team this year. In addi- 
tion to the five veterans of last year's team, Dan- 
iels '13, a veteran of the season before, has re- 
turned to College. 

The Freshmen who are taking cage work are 
making a good showing, and it is more than prob- 
able that there is some varsity material among 
them. Coach Coogan is expected here March 28. 

The greater part of the cage work has been 
devoted to bunting, base-running and sliding. 
The improvement among even the experienced 
men has been noticed in this line. Joe Finneran, 
the new track coach, said that the new cage is 
the best in this part of the country, and that even 
the baseball facilities at Yale are not equal to 
those at Bowdoin. 


The second vesper service was held Thursday, 
Feb. 20, at 5 p. m. in the Chapel. Crowell '13 was 
leader and Rev. John Quint gave the prayer and 
Scripture reading. Professor Daniel Evans '92 
of Andover Seminary spoke on "The Church and 
Labor." In announcing the speaker in morning 
chapel, Professor Mitchell, who was in college 

with him, told of the respect and admiration Pro- 
fessor Evans received from the students because 
of his high character. 

Professor Evans said the question of condi- 
tions among the laboring people was the greatest 
in the world, and by the influence of the church 
alone could the huge laboring population be 
brought to a life in harmony with the rest of the 
people. "The Church is the great civilizing agent 
of the modern world. Religion restrains the pas- 
sions of men and directs them to good, but the 
Church has been losing its hold on working peo- 
ple. Man cannot worship alone and the type is 
not the hermit now ; so the Church must gather 
the people in. A few working people go to 
church, some are antagonistic to the Church and 
many are indifferent because they have found no 
satisfaction in the common places of worship. 
The reason for antagonism and indifference is 
that in past history the Church has allied itself 
with the rich against the poor, and the poor man 
in his misery finds it hard to believe in a kind and 
helping God. To understand the laboring man's 
motives one must get into contact with his life. 
The laboring man submits to the domination of 
capital because he must support the family he 
loves. He does not want charity but justice. 
Justice will give him a fair share in what he 
helps to produce. But man is not here only to 
live; he is here for a life. True religion is the 
supreme end of life, that transforms it and makes 
it beautiful. The more prosperous should help 
the working people on to real life. This can be 
reached through the Church and in the Church 
all people should join to praise God, know one 
another and live." 


Arrangements have practically been complet- 
ed for the indoor interscholastic track meet 
which is to be held in the new athletic building 
March 15. In addition to the list of entries pub- 
lished in last week's Orient, Edward Little High 
of Auburn, Mexico High, and Dexter High have 
entered. The program has been changed, but the 
following events are now certain : 220, 440 and 
880 yard runs, 40 yard dash, 45 yard hurdles, 12 
pound shot put, high jump, broad jump, pole 
vault, and relay races. The relay races as far as 
arranged are : Deering vs. Portland. Hebron vs. 
Coburn, and Morse vs. Lincoln. 

A number of the officials will be College pro- 
fessors who are interested in track work, among 
them probably Dr. Whittier, and the rest will be 
College track men. 

All the events will take place on the floor. The 



'board corners from the upper track will be low- 
ered, and covered with three inches of clay. It 
is thought that bleachers will be arranged on the 

-floor rather than seats on the running track. 


The committee on the formation of an alumni 
'council which met in Brunswick last month has 
■ decided to report the following recommendations 
at the meeting of the Alumni Association to be 
held at Commencement, 1913: 

"That it is advisable that an alumni council be 
formed for the purpose of co-ordinating alumni 
activities ; acting as representative of the alumni 
influence and interests; having charge of the 
various alumni associations ; securing for the 
College desirable publicity ; securing loans for 
needy undergraduates, and other funds for the 
College; and in other ways striving to turn the 
activities of the alumni into channels that will 
produce the most desirable results for the Col- 

"Such a council shall be composed of 12 mem- 
bers; four members to be elected each year for 
terms of three years ; at the start, elections to be 
for one, two and three years. 

"Election shall be by the alumni at large ; nom- 
inations of at least twice the number of candi- 
dates to be voted for shall be made by the com- 
mittee appointed by the General Association, and 
shall be sent out in May ; every alumnus shall be 
eligible to vote. 

"The council shall have power to employ a sec- 
retary if necessary, and it is hoped to secure the 
funds for such a purpose." 


The February number of the College Bulletin 
deals with expenses of students, together with 
scholarships, prizes and opportunities for self 
help. In addition to the customary figures given 
in the annual catalogue, the bulletin takes up per- 
sonal expenses and sets the yearly expense to the 
average student at $569.00. The lowest figure 
set is $408.00 and the liberal is $771.00. These 
personal expenses, which include clothes, amuse- 
ments and fraternity dues, are taken from the 
records of those men who have kept expense ac- 

Over $10,000 in scholarships was awarded last 
year to 138 students who had proved themselves 
needy and deserving. These scholarships vary in 
amount from $45.00 to $100.00, with an average 
of about $75.00. The bulletin says: "Since all 
scholarships are awarded on the basis of good 
character, good scholarship and need, it would 

be unfair to promise a scholarship in advance to 
any one individual ; but anyone who is confident 
of his ability to meet these three requirements 
can promise one to himself." 

Over $2,000.00 is paid annually to the 25 stu- 
dents who are assistants, the amount varying 
from $40.00 to $200.00. Another $1,000.00 is 
available for students who do clerical work in the 
Library and Dean's office. They are paid by the 
hour and average from $50.00 to $80.00 each. 
Still another $2,000.00 is paid student assistants 
in the department of physical training for work 
in the gymnasium and at the athletic field. The 
individual earnings here range from $50.00 to 
$200.00. It is estimated that in 1913 $1,500.00 of 
this sum will go to men in the academical depart- 
ment and $500.00 to men in the Medical School. 

Prizes to the amount of more than $900.00 are 
annually awarded to those students who excel in 
any one branch of work. The highest of these is 
the Smyth Mathematical Prize of $300.00. 

According to the bulletin, outside work is di- 
vided into the following principal classes : can- 
vassing, working in banks, acting as car conduc- 
tor, bell boy, time keeper, steamboat agent, clerk- 
ing in hotels and stores, tutoring, typewriting, 
selling night lunches, newspaper work, waiting 
on table, managing book store. The Y. M. C. A. 
conducts an employment agency which endeav- 
ors to obtain positions for college men. 

Moreover, the College aids its graduates to ob- 
tain positions and it is estimated that over one- 
half of each graduating class obtain positions 
through recommendations of the College. Each 
year the College receives more applications for 
teachers than it is able to fill while many busi- 
ness houses frequently offer important positions 
to Bowdoin men. 

In dealing with the value of a college educa- 
tion, the bulletin says that the value of a college 
education cannot be measured in money, but that 
nevertheless, college men have an earning capac- 
ity far greater than that of men of equal ability 
who have not had the college education. 

Club anO Council Sheetings 

The first unofficial shoot of the Bowdoin Col- 
lege Gun Club was held Friday afternoon on the 
Brunswick traps. Ted Emery '13 was high gun 
for the afternoon with 20 out of a possible 25. 
The present plans are for a tournament, in which 
efforts will be made to interest more men, as well 
as to give the candidates practice for a probable 
match with the University of Mains. 

At a meeting of the Freshman class Thursday 



afternoon, the committee for the annual banquet 
was elected as follows: Churchill, chairman, 
Littlefkld, Noble, Edwards and D. White. Lead- 
better was elected captain of the class track team 
and Sayward, manager. 

At a meeting of the Sophomore class Friday 
afternoon, a committee was chosen to confer with 
Prof. Wass with regard to the class sing. The 
committee is composed of West, chairman, Card 
and McKenney. 

A meeting of the Ibis will be held this evening 
at the Zeta Psi House. Professor Ham will 
speak on "German Municipal Government." 

2Dn tbe Campus 

At the request of Dr. Whittier, Ellis Spear, Jr., 
a member of the Executive Committee of the Na- 
tional Archery Association, is expected to visit 
the College within two weeks for the purpose of 
trying to interest Bowdoin men in archery. He. 
will probably meet the fellows at a smoker, where 
the formation of an archery club will be dis- 

Gen. Thomas Hamlin Hubbard and his daugh- 
ter were on the campus Thursday, when Gen. 
Hubbard for the first time went through the new 

''Cope" Philoon was on the campus Monday 
and showed his usual "pep" at the smoker Mon- 
day night. He is on a furlough of two months 
and a half. While at his post in Montana, he 
coached the football team of the University of 
Montana last fall. 

Don White '05 was also at the Monday smoker. 

Norton '13 is confined to his room with the 

Proctor '16 has returned to the hospital for 

McWilliams '15 occupied the pulpit in the Epis- 
copal Church at Lisbon Falls Sunday morning. 

Twenty-two members of the Bowdoin Chapter 
of Kappa Sigma attended the annual district con- 
clave at Boston Feb. 21 and 22. 

A large number of Bowdoin students will take 
part in the production of "Brunswick ; an His- 
torical Play," to be given in the Town Hall, Feb. 
27. The play was written by Dr. Whittier and 
Albert W. Tolman '88 of Portland. A number 
of the scenes are closely connected with the Col- 
lege and its history. 

The following Freshmen are out for assistant 
track manager: J. Baxter, W. Chase, R. Clark, 
A. Crossman, L. Elliott and R. Little. 

L. Donahue '14 pulled a tendon in his leg at the 
meet last Saturday and will probably be out of 

track work for a few days. 

The Dramatic Club is now holding two or three 
regular rehearsals every week. The members of 
the cast are rapidly falling into the spirit of the 
play, and if the rehearsals maintain their present 
excellence, and are any indication to go by, then 
the play this 'year will be one of the best ever put 
on by the club. 

Ct)e iii&rarp Ca&ie 

In The Outlook of February 8 is an editorial 
on a pamphlet written by E. Baldwin Smith '11 
entitled "The Study of the History of Art." 
This pamphlet should be of great value to the 
prospective art student, as it gives the nature and 
extent of the courses offered by the various col- 
leges and universities. Out of the four hundred 
institutions of learning where liberal arts are 
taught, ninety-five give art history courses, but 
only sixty-eight of these institutions give ade- 
quate courses. Because of this only a compara- 
tively small number of students in American in- 
stitutions can have the privilege of thorough art 
courses. To use the words of The Outlook, "This 
is not as it should be. America is rapidly becom- 
ing an art-loving nation. The appreciation of 
works of art is not confined to connoisseurs. The 
attendance at our art museums shows the spon- 
taneous nature of a popular appreciation, and 
this too of the very best works of art." 

The most recent addition to the exchange col- 
umn of the Orient is the Reed College Quest, a 
fortnightly paper published by the students. 
It does not make use of reformed spelling as so 
many other Reed publications have done. 

The Library is once again blessed by the acces- 
sion of a work that ranks very high among pub- 
lications of its kind. The seven volumes of An 
American Bibliography, by Charles Evans, con- 
stitutes a chronological dictionary of all books, 
pamphlets, and periodical publications printed in 
the United States from the genesis of printing in 
1639 down to and including the year 1789. 
A unique and extremely valuable feature of 
• the work is the chronological arrangement of the 
bibliography, which is better suited to reference 
than is an alphabetical arrangement of authors. 
The date is more important in bibliographical re- 
search than is the grouping of the works of the 
various authors, since the former shows the un- 
derlying causes which evoked the publication of 
the listed works. For those who desire it, how- 
ever, an index of authors follows the main bib- 

The new work is a great aid in literary and his- 



torical reference. Attached to each work in the 
bibliography, is an Evans serial number, which 
can be used instead of an . inconveniently long 
titular reference. Then, too, almost every entry 
is followed by reference to one or more of the 
well-known libraries where copies of the book 
mentioned can be procured. 

There are other useful features of this new 
bibliography. It gives the auction values of the 
books; and offers a classified subject-index. The 
list of printers and publishers is likewise of bib- 
liographical interest and importance. 

The Youths' Companion of January 18 repro- 
duces on its cover an excellent picture of the new 
Bowdoin gymnasium and contains a complete de- 
scription of both the gymnasium proper and the 
Thomas Worcester Hyde Athletic Building. 

SntercoUegiate jQotes 

At the annual banquet of the Williams College 
alumni in Boston recently an alumni council was 

Two cups for the winners in a kicking contest 
have recently been offered by a sophomore so- 
ciety at the University of Maine. 

The Bates Student, which was formerly a 
monthly publication, is now being issued weekly. 
It is the plan of the Board to retain the features 
of the former publication in an enlarged edition 
once a month. 

Students at the University of Pennsylvania 
have been granted a reduction in rates for the 
grand opera season. 


Hall of Eta of Theta Delta Chi. 

January 24, 1913. 
It is with deepest sorrow that Eta Charge of 
Theta Delta Chi is called upon to record the 
death on November 5th of a beloved brother, 
Charles W. Longren of the Class of 1884. The 
Charge takes this opportunity to extend its sin- 
cere sympathy to his immediate family and those 
bound close to him by ties of friendship. 


For the Charge. 

alumni Department 

'43- — One of Bowdoin's oldest graduates, 
Charles Wendell Porter, passed away January 
27th at his home in Washington, D. C, after an 
illness of but two days. Much of his life had 

been spent in the West where he attained promi- 
nence in the railroad world. Mr: Porter was 
born May I, 1823 at Machias, Me. He' received 
an A.M. degree from this college in 1846 and also 
graduated from Harvard Law School. After 
practicing law in his native town for seven years, 
he went to St. Louis where for three years he was 
engaged in business. Returning to Machias he 
remained there for seven years and then again 
went West, this time to Batavia, 111. He entered 
the railway business and for six years was land 
commissioner of the Chicago, St. Paul and Min- 
neapolis Railroad, later becoming secretary of 
corporation. From 1878 until 1902 he made his 
home at Hudson, Wis. In the latter year he went 
to Washington, D. C, where after a short period 
of legal success, he retired from active life. At 
the time of his death Mr. Porter was 89 years of 

'86. — While traveling in Egypt, Charles Whit- 
comb Tuttle, one of Bowdoin's most loyal alumni, 
died at Alexandria last week. Mr. Tuttle was a 
native of Hancock, N. H. Two years after his 
graduation he received the degree of A.M. from 
this college and later did post-graduate work at 
Gottingen and Freiburg. For a time he was a 
prominent chemist at San Francisco but of late 
his home has been at Colusa, Cal. Mr. Tuttle was 
a deep student and attained considerable success 
in his chosen field of chemistry. His wife and 
daughter were with him when he died. He is also 
survived by three sons, one of whom, Curtis Tut- 
tle of our present senior class, has just completed 
his course of study. Mr. Tuttle was well-known 
in Brunswick where he has many relatives and is 
a frequent visitor. 

'05. — One of the very successful of our younger 
alumni, Rev. J. Edward Newton, will assume the 
pastorate of the Rockland Congregational Church 
March 1st. Mr. Newton is a most remarkable 
scholar. While in college he won prizes in Amer- 
ican History and Political Science; was selected 
for a Commencement part ; graduated summa 
cum laude ; and made Phi Beta Kappa. During 
his undergraduate days, he also won a prize in a 
competition open to all college men, his success- 
ful thesis being "The Effect of the Trusts on the 
Working Man." He also obtained an A.M. from 
Yale in 1906. Mr. Newton has occupied pastor- 
ates at Jewett City, Conn., and at New Haven. 

e enters upon his new field with the best wishes 
of all Bowdoin men and a host of other friends. 

'12. — Harrison Carter Chapman of Portland 
was married to Miss Virginia Woodbury of 
Brunswick, Saturday, Feb. 15, at the First Parish 
Church of Brunswick. 




NO. 27 

Professor Henry Leland Chapman 


No words can heighten the esteem or deepen 
the affection we all feel for Professor Chapman. 
Any attempt to add would but subtract. Yet 
while he needs no tribute we can pay, we need to 
learn a lesson he can teach. 

He was more admired and loved than any man 
in our College and community. What was there 
about him that won this universal admiration and 
affection? To answer, "his gracious manner, his 
sweet nature, his charming personality" is but to 
hide the light of his life behind vague phrases. 
So hidden it is largely lost. For these qualities 
cannot be copied successfully. The only way to 
transfer them from one life to another is to dis- 
cover and transplant their root. 

The root of Professor Chapman's character 
was the wholeness of the man. Most of us are 
but half -men. If we have spiritual aspirations, 
they are without fit secular expression. That is 
one kind of half-man. Or, if we are effective in 

sports and studies, and practical affairs, we have 
no deep spiritual purpose out of which they 
spring and by which they are held together. That 
is the other kind of half-man. Professor Chap- 
man was a whole man : his spiritual purpose fitly 
expressed in secular activity ; his secular and so- 
cial activity firmly united to his spiritual pur- 
pose; so there was no seam or gap where the one 
left off and the other began. 

It was so in his student days. Some men can 
play ball, or write graceful verse, or edit a 
humorous publication. Other men can lead in 
religious life and work. Of late years the union 
of these two sides of life in the same person is 
becoming common. We understand that the man 
who does either alone is only a half-man. Fifty 
years ago the union of these two sides in the 
same person was far more rare. The man who 
specialized in either the secular or the spiritual 
was hardly expected to be strong on the other 
side. Professor Chapman specialized in both; or. 
rather united them in one, as our strongest col- 
lege men do today. He was the senior editor of 
the Bugle, class odist and poet, pitcher of the 
nine, and president of the Praying Circle, the 
predecessor of the Christian Association. 

The same difference between the half-man and 
the whole man comes out in mature, practical 
life. There are half-men who find it easier to 
pray than to work ; who are more adept in the 
worship of God than in the service of society or 
the help of their fellowmen. There are other 
half-men who plunge effectively into business, 
politics, society, philanthropy, without any deep, 
strong, central purpose to make these pursuits 
express the justice, the kindness and the love of 
God. Professor Chapman was the zealous and 
devout deacon of the church and the impartial 
and courteous moderator of the town meeting. 
Out of his daily prayer and weekly worship in 
the house of God came a smile for every little 
child upon the street ; tenderness in the home 
circle; geniality in society; fidelity as chairman 
of the school committee, trustee of Bangor Semi- 
nary and the State Normal Schools; devotion to 
the town library, the town and state historical 
societies, and the Village Improvement Associa- 
tion; enthusiasm in teaching his favorite books 
and authors, which in spite of failing health he 



clung to till the very end. How inspiringly he 
taught I chanced to see some years ago. Unex- 
pected I came quietly upon two Bowdoin under- 
graduates in the churchyard at Grasmere. They 
were not literary lights ; simply ordinary, rollick- 
ing Bowdoin boys. Yet they were standing si- 
lent, with bowed heads, in the attitude of deepest 
reverence, by the grave of William Wordsworth. 
It was no less a tribute to the teacher than to the 
poet. To induce that mood in young men, after 
the course had been given and the examination 
passed, is to teach English Literature to good and 
lasting purpose. His own beautiful English style, 
the finished form of all he said and did, flowed 
quietly, inevitably, from a mind and heart in 
rhythmic harmony with God's truth and beauty 
which he was ever seeking to portray. The 
warmth of his friendship, the loyalty of his de- 
votion to community, seminary, and College, the 
eager interest with which he followed the prog- 
ress of his students through their college course 
and on into the struggle of professional and bus- 
iness life, was one more illustration of how his 
love of God flowed over into love of man, making 
courtesy and kindliness "the simple offspring of 
the common day." 

I forbear to dwell upon the irreparable loss to 
sister, brother, son, daughter and grand children, 
to whom he had filled the dear names of brother, 
father and grandfather with a peculiarly sweet 
and sacred meaning. The town suspends its cus- 
tomary business to mourn its foremost citizen. 
The College can never hope to find in these days 
of hurried professional preparation another who 
like him has gradually grown into the love of let- 
ters through the lifelong effort to satisfy his own 
soul's hunger for truth of thought and feeling, 
and beauty of form and phrase ; and who like him 
can hand on the torch of learning glowing with 
the joy of personal appreciation. 

The sense of personal loss felt by the students 
has been so well expressed by one of their own 
number, that with his permission I shall read 
what he wrote on the announcement of Professor 
Chapman's death, and the suspension of exer- 
cises on Monday. 

A voice has spoken, and the Chapel bell 
Is silent. The morning air all sunshine, 
Cold and clear, hears not the sound ■ 
Of wonted daily life. No Sabbath hush 
Is this, but something more: a restless rest, 
A questioning, half-groping doubt that creeps 
Into the mind and robs it of its joy 
And gives in place a saddened wonderment, 
The wonderment a finished duty gives 
That nobly to the end, without complaint, 
Has moved and glorified each day. 

Too soon, too near is death for this our life 
To feel and know the loss, although the lip 
May say. For only time that whispers in 
The heart can make us see the vacancy. 
The calmful joy, the loving word, the smile, 
The consecration of each daily task 
All live, and shall until for us 
The air be hushed and still forevermore. 

— Edward O. Baker. 
Not alone the sad sense of what we have lost, 
but the glad assurance of what both he and we 
retain, would we carry with us from this hour ; — 
the blessed memory of a life that has achieved 
Goethe's aspiration to be "all there" in every duty 
and relationship; a life that has nobly fulfilled 
the prayer of Socrates, "Give me beauty in the 
inward man, and may the outer and inner be at 
one ;" a life that has justified the praise bestowed 
by the Master of Balliol College on its most be- 
loved fellow and tutor, "He loved great things, 
and thought little of himself; desiring neither 
fame nor influence, he won the devotion of men 
and was a power in their lives : and, seeking no 
disciples, he taught to many the greatness of the 
world and of man's mind." 

We do not choose for our admiration these or 
those qualities in a gifted friend. So, in recall- 
ing • some of my own indebtedness to a good 
friend that I have lost, the result is but a scanty 
record of impressions, so imperfect in number 
and in quality that I should hesitate, if life itself 
were any better than a fragment. 

My first memory is of a college tutor, exact in 
scholarship, somehow a little more human than a 
professor, but after all a part of a dreaded sys- 
tem that we students contemplated as a mysteri- 
ous measuring-machine. This belief was false 
enough to the fact, as I know from later contact 
with Bowdoin College teachers. I associated 
then no thought of happiness in one's business or 
joy in scholastic living with the good men who 
taught us on the hard benches before them. This 
came certainly in part from the dullness of 
youth, having to deal with only a few of the 
facts. The old regime trained one of its finest 
servants in the man who was destined also to be a 
master in the new. The theological training that 
he had received he repaid with manifold interest 
to the school that had taught him. We who were 
young heard him as a preacher always with profit 
from his soundness and clearness of mind, and 
with rare delight in his manner that was fault- 
less. In fact, I have almost never heard him, 
when expressing himself with deliberation, with- 
out a sense of personal literary discouragement. 
He set such value on any occasion of dealing 



with his fellows that he was incapable of care- 

No one familiar with Brunswick during the 
first half of Professor Chapman's long period of 
teaching could omit from his thought the share of 
Mrs. Chapman in the intellectual life of the lit- 
tle college community. Those who were privi- 
leged to know her appreciated somewhat both 
the charm and strength of her gracious person- 
ality and her eager and penetrating knowledge 
of the essential qualities of literature. The sense 
of his irreparable loss of such companionship for 
the last two decades of his life was sacredly 
veiled from the gaze of others. 

The breadth of his interests was fostered by 
certain peculiarities of the ideal training of old 
as the base of fitness for work as a college 
teacher. The ministerial education which he re- 
ceived in the three years immediately following 
his graduation from college prepared him to rep- 
resent the interests of the denomination in the 
pulpits which he served as occasional demands 
were made. On his appointment to college ser- 
vice directly after his seminary graduation, he 
was given the beginning, lowest grade, that of 
tutor in Latin and Mathematics. In three years 
he was made Professor of Latin ; he remained 
three years more in this chair and was then trans- 
ferred to the work in English. The scope which 
-his new field offered was especially congenial in 
its further challenge to him in the development 
of his native gift of style. It relieved him from 
the temptation, almost deemed a necessity, to in- 
dulge the versatility on which the older educa- 
tional theories placed a premium. His predilec- 
tions did not prevent his generous attention to 
the whole of the vast field that it was his duty to 
survey, considered as a unit among the literatures 
of the world. He was too sane to be a literary 
worshipper; that he was great-minded and great- 
souled enough to appreciate Shakespeare and 
Milton was no surprise to his friends. His 
marked gifts of the light touch and of a certain 
playful tenderness in dealing with social human- 
ity made him enjoy heartily and expound wisely 
the Chaucer of the Prologue and Robert Burns. 
His musical temperament and the Augustan fin- 
ish of his own work, especially in his mature 
years, were conditions that accompanied natural- 
ly his admiration of Tennyson. His college work 
included, of course, constant exemplification of 
what literature is and what it is for; but it may 
be doubted if its finest qualities were ever illus- 
trated by him more effectively and touchingly 
than in his very recent rendering to his fortunate 
hearers of Crossing the Bar. 

True spirit, from thy mortal earth released 
Thou answeredst the call of grace; 
For thee the waiting of the world has ceased, 
Thou gazest tearless in her face. 

Fair spirit, who hast seen reflected here 

The passing beauty of the truth, 

Thine eyes are scanning Heaven's glorious sphere 

Resplendent in unchanging youth. 

Just spirit, who hast seen thy God as law 
Indwelling in the things of sense, 
Thou bringest nearer, loving yet in awe, 
Thy worship of obedience. 

Fare outward on eternal things intent, 

God's scholar as our teacher sent, 

Our better lives thy mortal monument. 

— Henry Johnson. 

The following sonnet, written by Charles W. 
Snow '07, was published in the Quill of January, 

TO h. l. c. 
I shall not wait until the accents sweet 
Of his dear Master summon him away 
To where the night shines brightly as the day 
Before I lay my tribute at his feet : 
Within that face what strength and beauty meet ! 
In those gray eyes what kindly lights at play ! 
Within that voice what gentleness alway, ! 
And on that soul how glows the word complete ! 
Loved Chapman, who for more than forty years 
Hast magnified the noble teacher's place, 
And won the love of thousands by thy life, 
Enshrined within the secret place of tears 
And symbolizing Bowdoin's richest grace 
Thy heart brings calm refreshment to our strife. 


Hail and farewell ! we've barely time to greet 
Our dearest friends, so urgent is our haste ; 
It seems we have so little time to waste 

In further talk with those whom we may meet 

By chance upon the busy, crowded street. 
Both of us over-worked and eager-paced, 
Some sudden memory is quick retraced, 

Then sorrowful leave-taking we repeat. 

Hail and farewell ! — these words together lie 
Upon our lips, yet stands at either pole 
Of Thought's extended sphere — one springing 

Glad heart of joy as an exultant cry, 

The other sadly pressed from heart of dole, 
To all that lies between, our lips are dumb. 
— Isaac Bassett Choate. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoin Puulishing Company 

in the Interests of the Students of 



Douglas H. McMuktkie, 1913, Editor-in-C hief 

Robert D. Leigh, 1914, Managing Editor 

Fred D. Wish, 1913, Alumni Editor 

R. E. Simpson, 1914, The Library Table 

A. H. MacCormick, 1915, On The Campus 

F. P. McKenney, 1915, With The Faculty 

J. F. Rollins, 1915, Intercollfgiate Notes 

L. E. Jones, 1913 

V. R. Leavitt, 1913 

K. A. Robinson, 1914 

G. H Talbot, 1915 

Entered at PosrOffk 

nd-Class Mai] Matt. 

Vol. XLII. 

MARCH 3 1913 

No. 27 

As a mark of the deep sor- 
Professor Chapman row felt by the College in the 

death of her beloved teacher, 
this number of the Orient is dedicated to the 
memory of Professor Chapman. The tributes 
from faculty, alumni and undergraduates fittingly 
express the sorrow at the loss of Bowdoin' s fore- 
most professor, and emphasize the sterling 
qualities which made up Professor Chapman's 
character. May the College, taking example 
from his life, strive to develop men as worthy of 
the name as the friend and counsellor we have 


I know of no man in Brunswick whose death 
would be more keenly felt by the whole com- 
munity, and of no graduate of Bowdoin whose 
passing would cause sorrow more universal and 
sincere. A large majority of the living alumni 
have been his pupils, the rest almost to a man 
have known him well for many years, and all 
without exception have had for Professor Chap- 
man respect and honor and genuine affection. 
His intimate acquaintance with the life of the 
College for half a century, his deep interest in all 
that concerns the welfare of town, state, and na- 
tion, his clear discrimination of excellence and 
his high ideals in literature and in life, his opin- 
ions and judgments always positive and frank 
and always expressed with a fine consideration 
for others, and his kindly, sympathetic and genial 
spirit in all his relations with his fellows, made 
him an invaluable counselor and coworker in 

College, church and town, and in the wider in- 
terests to which he was devoted. It was a de- 
light to work with him. It is a blessing to have 
known him. For he was open as the day, genial 
as spring sunshine, a pure and noble soul, with- 
out fear and without reproach. We are all in 
deep sorrow because we shall see his face no 

Frank E. Woodruff. 

In the death of Professor Chapman Bowdoin 
College has met with an irreparable loss. For 
more than forty years he has been a loved 
teacher in the college. With keenness and humor, 
with sympathy and eloquence and learning, he 
has interpreted to Bowdoin students the vital 
truths and the noble sentiments of a great litera- 
ture. He has been able to bind together college 
boys and great books by the ties of understanding 
and interest and admiration. His students have 
looked up to him with pride. Reading his chaste 
English and hearing his cultured voice, they have 
been proud of him as a writer and as a speaker. 
But far more than that, they have been able to 
know something of the genuineness and the kind- 
liness of his heart, and have felt the gracious in- 
fluence of his winning personality. They have 
seen in him a true gentleman and have loved him 
as a personal friend. 

— Wilmot B. Mitchell. 

A marked characteristic of Professor Chap- 
man was his wide range of interests. His fond- 
ness for athletics is one of the many evidences of 
this. From his undergraduate days, when he was. 
the pitcher of the Bowdoin nine through the rest 
of his life he maintained his interest in the ath- 
letic affairs of the College. One of his last works 
for the College, outside the class-room was the 
writing of the memorial tablet to General Hyde, 
in whose memory the Athletic Building was 

— Frank N. Whittier. 


Waterville, Maine, February 25, 1913. 
To the Student Council and Student Body of 
Bowdoin College : 
The Student Council of Colby College, acting 
on behalf of the Student Body, extends to the 
students of Bowdoin College most heart-felt sym- 
pathy at the demise of Professor Henry L. Chap- 
man, whose death is a loss not only to Bowdoin, 
but to the entire world of scholars. 

For the Student Council, 

Ernest C. Marriner, 




The grievous loss which the College has sus- 
tained in the death of Professor Henry Leland 
Chapman is felt with peculiar keenness by his 
brothers in Alpha Delta Phi, by alumnus and 
undergraduate alike. He knew us all. Every 
surviving member of the Chapter has felt the 
pressure of that warm right hand, and cherishes 
the memory of his genial smile. His interest in 
them began as soon as they were pledged, and 
lasted through life. 

Sadly as we shall all miss him, the loss is 
greatest to the active Chapter of which he was 
the wise counsellor, as well as a loving father to 
every member. He was a typical illustration of 
that which has sometimes been held to be an in- 
congruity — a man full to overflowing with col- 
lege spirit and loyalty, commanding the love and 
admiration of every present and past student in 
the institution, and yet a strong and devoted fra- 
ternity man. The spirit that animated him when 
he wrote one of the songs which we all most de- 
light to sing, was characteristic of him to the end 
of his life. Hereafter it will be with loving and 
tender thoughts of him who wrote the words, 
that we sing that 

"the sweet perfume 
Of that holy friendship lingers 
'Round each brother's tomb." 

For the Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi, 
— Edward Stan wood, 1861. 

his two years' work as center on the Varsity 
football team. 



The beneficiaries of the graduate scholarships 
for this year were announced yesterday after- 
noon. Alfred Henry Sweet received the Henry 
W. Longfellow Graduate Scholarship and Paul 
Howard Douglas was awarded the Charles Car- 
roll Everett Scholarship. Douglas will special- 
ize in Economics and Sociology at Columbia Uni- 
versity. Sweet will take work in English Litera- 
ture at Harvard. 

Sweet entered Bowdoin