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'93. Arthur K. Lane has returned to college '94. James S. Eastwood has entered the to pursue a course of study leading to the degree Medical School of the University of Pennsylof A.B.

vania. '93. H. C. Robinson has returned to the

'94. F. D. Lambert has returned to the West to coach the foot-ball men at the Univer

Hill as a Fellow in Biology. He has been sity of Missouri.

appointed Proctor in East Hall. '93. A. W. DeGoosh has entered the Boston University Law School and will probably installed as pastor of the Universalist Church

'94. The Rev. H. H. Hoyt, of this class, was reside on the Hill.

at St. Johnsbury, Vermont, August 30. '94. The marriage of the Rev. F. W. Perkins and Miss Minnie Thayer, of West '94. The Rev. C. H. Dickins was married, Somerville, was solemnized June 25, and Mr. July 17, to Miss Olive Cochrane, of Franklin, Perkins at once undertook the duties of his Massachusetts. They will reside for the preparish at Hartford, Connecticut.

sent at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Bleachers are to be erected soon upon the The entering class numbers about eightynew field.

five, of which forty-two are regulars, thirty-five

Seventeen A chemical laboratory has been erected on

engineers, and eight specials. Boston Avenue.

members of the class are ladies. The basement of East Hall has been com

Mr. D. T. Montague is to be the postmaster pletely renovated and new rooms made.

at College Hill this year. The post office has

been moved from the old place into the ComA. B. Start, '97, has received the appoint- mons Building, where it has very fine quarters. ment of correspondent for the Boston Daily Advertiser.

Eugene Averell, '95, is the Prohibition candi

date for the legislature from the eighteenth Rumor has it that a new fraternity is soon

district in Lynn. His reputation as an honest to appear on the Hill, probably that of Beta

man and a straightforward citizen should secure

a Theta Pi.

his election. Dr. Freer, formerly Dr. Michael's assistant

Thanks should be given to Mr. Montague in Chemistry in this college, was on the Hill

for having a public telephone placed in the post last week.

office. This is a thing that has long been The college bookstore has been located in needed, and will doubtless be found very conthe new post office, a very convenient place for

venient in

many cases. the students.

The following officers have been elected by Metcalf Hall will soon be finished, and the

the class of '98:young women of the college have fine and President, E. M. BARNEY. commodious quarters.

Vice-President, Geo. E. DANIELS.

Secretary, Miss Turner.
The Russell lecture was given in Goddard Treasurer, E. S. Lewis.
Chapel, Sunday, September 23, by Rev. T. E.
Busfield, of Utica, New York.

Professor Fay made a trip to Southern Cali

fornia and British Columbia during the summer, A supply of the Boston University and Tufts being absent from the East about six weeks. College Co-operative Society catalogues has The remainder of his vacation was spent at his been received, and may be had of the book-seller. home at Tamworth, New Hampshire.

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President Capen attended the Massachusetts years of preparatory work, have thoroughly State Convention of the Universalist Church, demonstrated this theory. Spurred on by this at Plymouth, last week. He spoke enthusias- remarkable success, Professor Graves is now tically of Tufts in general, and especially of the preparing a “First Book in Greek.” The book part which the young women are taking on is based on the inductive system, and without a College Hill.

doubt will be a credit to the author as well as Professor Kingsley has lately exchanged same

to the college which he serves. duplicates from the museum with Brown The following is the schedule of foot-ball University. He has already received and

games : mounted, in the best possible manner, a consid

Oct. 10, Exeter at Exeter. erable suite of invertebrates from Naples. He

13, Dartmouth at Hanover. also expects several dozen skeletons and speci

17, Open. mens of reptiles and invertebrates from Europe.

20, Trinity at Hartford.

24, Hyde Park at College Hill. At a regular meeting of the class of '97, held

27, Technology at College Hill.

29, Yale at New Haven. September 26, the following were elected for

31, Brown at College Hill. the college year :


3, Open. President, R. B. SANFORD.

7, Open. Vice-President, Milton Huston.

10, Worcester Polytech at Worcester. Secretary, Miss L. M. GARDNER.

14, Williams at Williamstown. Treasurer, John Eills.

17, Technology at Boston. Foot-ball Manager, W. S. Parks.

21, Open. Marshall, C. B. GREEN.

24, Brown at Providence. This year Delta Tau Delta will have its

There will soon appear from the press of

Rockwell & Churchill a small work entitled. quarters in the new club house on Curtis Street,

“ Alternative Sentences to Accompany Part I, just below Professor Dolbeare's residence. All the young men in the Chapter will take their

of the Joynes-Meissner German Grammar." meals in the house, while six have rooms and

The work, which is in Heath's Modern Lanwill make it their home. The Chapter is fortu- guage series, was prepared by Orlando F. nate in having secured as matron Miss Russell

, Lewis, of Tufts, '96, at the request of Professor of Boston, who was formerly a

Fay. Two matron at

of sentences are given, to

groups Wellesley, and who has had long experience in

be used in alternate years with the sentences in Boston. The boarding club is well started, the instructor and making it less likely that a

the grammars, allowing a little more variety for and bids fair to have a prosperous year.

student will rely upon work done by another in Of the many improvements noticeable at the a preceding year. The publication is the result opening of college this year, none seemed to of careful work on the part of Mr. Lewis. It meet with so much appreciation from the will be used this year in German I., b. students as the new Commons Building. The spacious dining-room has been neatļy furnished, House built on Sawyer Avenue during the sum

Every one admires the Delta Upsilon Chapter and will accommodate all of the students. Even

mer. The house is a large, three story, shingled

. the young ladies, who heretofore have found no place at the general college board, have been building, with a broad piazza in front, and at given a sung little corner for their temporary

present is painted a dark olive, with white trimuse.

The board is the best that has ever been mings. The interior of the building is fingiven on the Hill, and general satisfaction has

ished in southern pine, cypress, and white wood. been expressed with the management.

On the first floor are the society parlors and

culinary department; the two upper stories Professor Graves has for some time believed furnish fourteen men with rooms, in the shape that the ability to read Greek fairly well would of seven suites, and there is a spacious billiard be acquired by an average student in a single and card room in the basement. Though the year, just as in the modern languages. His interior finishing is not quite completed, the beginners in Greek of the last two years, who house is already occupied, and the society will have done in one year what corresponds to three shortly dine at its own table.

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Foot Ball. The foot-ball season opened with a practice Horton, r. e.

1. e., Davis game with English High School, September 27.

} Quarterback.


Burns, Considering that the eleven had almost no pre

Garcelon, vious practice with the signals, that it labored Anthony,

Half backs at a disadvantage in having no captain, that the Hall, new athletic field was in very poor condition,


Fullback . { and that the coaching of the backs had been


Butterfield conspicuous only by its absence, the supporters

Score — B. A. A., 20 ; Tufts, 10. Touchdowns of the eleven ought not to feel discouraged at

Dearborn (2), Anthony, Crolius, Nash, Craig. Goals

from touchdowns Atherton, Lane, Burns. Umthe results of the first game. The fact that the

pire — Peters. Referee Frank. Time – 35 minopposing eleven was able to score, while it is Attendance 500. to be deplored, is not at all significant of poor


Tufts lined up playing on the part of Tufts. The work behind

The playing of the line was, however, very ragged, and the against Andover at Andover. chances for improvement here are great.

Tufts, on the whole, was not as good as in the

previous game, being weak in both offensive and SEPTEMBER 29, Tufts and B. A. A. met on

defensive work. The backs, however, put up the South End grounds in Boston for the first schedule game of the season.

The first score

a better game, especially in interference, but

there is yet great room for improvement. The was 20 to 10 in favor of the B. A. A., but

game was marked by some unnecessary kicking the game as a whole was not interesting. If it

on both sides, Tufts's many fumbles, and Anserved to demonstrate that the centre of Tufts's

dover's quick playing. line is strong, it showed no less clearly that the

Tufts got the ball on Andover's kick-off and ends are lamentably weak. Gains of 30 and

advanced slowly, Robinson scoring a touch40 yards were made around Tufts's ends at the

down in five minutes. Lane kicked for goal; will of the opposing team.

the ball struck the cross piece and, bounding Lane started the game with a long kick,

over, won the game. Tufts again advanced the and in one minute from the time B. A. A.

ball, on Andover's kick-off, to the opponobtained possession of possession of the ball they had

ent's twenty-five yard line, where Andover got scored a touchdown, from which Atherton

it on a fumble and finally scored, as time was kicked a goal. Score, 6 to o.

called at the end of the first half. Andover The remainder of the first half was very one

failed in her try for goal, the ball striking the sided, Tufts having the ball only once, and then

cross piece, but, this time, bounding under. losing it almost immediately.

In the second half, neither side scored, In the second half Tufts's backs gained although Andover quite outplayed her oppothrough the tackles again and again, while all

nents. Twice she had the ball within a few attempts of B. A. A. to force the line were com

feet of Tufts's goal line. The first time, Tufts pletely frustrated. During the whole of this

held Andover for four downs. The second, half the play was very quick, and Tufts plainly

Tufts got the ball for a touchback which demonstrated that the offensive game is her

advanced the ball to her twenty-five yard line, strong point.

from which point the

the ball

being The summary :

pushed rapidly down the field when time was

called, with the ball well along the Andover's

Pinkham, I. e.



C. D. Clark of Tufts refereed, while .

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Andover furnished umpire and linesman. Time, Spear, 1. g.

r. g., Healey twenty-five and fifteen minute halves. Carpenter,

Centre. }

. Lane Johnson,

Tufts lined up as follows: Fay,

Davis, l. e. ; Nash, I. t. ; Russell, 1. g. ; Lane, c. ; Meckleham, }; r. g



B. A. A.

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Healey, r. g. ; Simpson, r. t. ; Dunham, r. e. ; Knowl

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Nash Fay.

b. ; Frew and Hawes, f. b.


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The TUFTONIAN is published on the 5th and 20th
of each month of the college year by the Tufts College
Publishing Association.
Subscription Price, $1.50 a year; single copies, 10 cents.

THE TUFTONIAN will be sent to all subscribers until its discontinuance is ordered and arrears are paid.

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E. C. Craig, '95,
W. R. DUNHAM, 95,
H. C. Folsom, '95,

Associate Editors.
L. L. PERRY, '96,
A. E. BARTLETT, '97,
R. K. Marvin, '96,

Exchange Editor.
S. B. JOHNSON, '96,

Local Editors. R. B. SANFORD, '97, 0. H. SMITH, '96,

Alumni Editor. J. D. TILLINGHAST, '95, Divinity School Editor. 0. F. Lewis, '96,

Business Manager. W. S. Parks, '97,

Subscription Agent. C. M. WARD, '96,

Mailing Clerk.

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Volume XXI.

October 20, 1894.

No. 2.


The changes which were made in the engineering courses at Tufts at the

beginning of this year were significant as illustrative of educational tendencies. Extreme specialism, which a few years ago seemed likely to make it quite out of question for an engineer to be a man of broad education, is happily giving way in the colleges before the broader views of educational thinkers. The policy of some of the strongest technical schools in the country seems to be governed by the assumption that men seek the instruction of these institutions merely for the sake of becoming proficient in this or that profession. While this assumption may be the correct one in the case of such schools of law, medicine, and theology as are strictly graduate schools, it is certainly open to criticism in the case of all institutions which take men directly from preparatory schools. The college is not, according to the advanced ideas, performing its functions and doing its duty by those who are under its guidance, if it does not provide for breadth in intellectual attainments.' Hence the growing tendency to treat the men in engineering departments of colleges not merely as technical students learning a trade upon the basis of the limited education afforded by preparatory schools, but as seekers after the higher educational facilities and broadening influences of the college. The man with a technical education without a broad foundation is not the ideal product of a college. The recognition of this fact is causing leading colleges to make such improvements in undergraduate technical training as have been made at Tufts this year, by the addition of certain collegiate studies to the curriculum of the engineering courses. In the fact that the college is able to do this thing is demonstrated the superiority, in breadth, of its training for the engineering profession to that offered by the schools which are purely technical.

The foot-ball season is far enough advanced to make it possible to judge somewhat of the eleven which Tufts is putting into the field this fall. The fact has been clearly demonstrated that there is material enough in the college for two good elevens. While it is to be regretted that

some of the best men who were in last year's team and are still in college do not find sufficient inducement to continue practice this year, yet the spirit of the men in the under classes is so good that by the time a few games on the home field have been played, foot-ball enthusiasm ought to be at its height. The management has secured as coach, Mr. Hamlin, whose experience at Yale and with the Chicago Athletic Association has well fitted him to bring out the best that is in the material at his command. Besides proper training, however, plenty of encouragement from the students at large is necessary for the maintenance of a strong team. The game with Hyde Park on our own grounds next Wednesday will give the management an opportunity to test the measure of appreciation which the students have of its efforts in behalf of foot ball. A large attend ance at this and all subsequent games played at the Hill means not alone financial support of the team, but also moral encouragement of those who are endeavoring to raise the standard of athletics at Tufts.

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Although the beginning of the foot-ball season may seem early in the year to speak of base ball, yet the success of the Tufts nine the coming spring depends entirely upon the action, before the snow Aies, of those who have in charge the new athletic field. If proper steps are taken now to put the diamond in condition, there is every reason to believe that the team of this year will be a good one and that athletics at Tufts will be put upon a paying basis. With plenty of clay and loose stone within a mile of the grounds, the expense of putting in a skin diamond, which is now recognized to be the proper kind, would be very small. . But this trifing expense seems to stand in the way of a successful ball season this spring. There is plenty of enthusiasm among those who want to play the game and among those who want to see the game played, but enthusiasm cannot last long when it is fed on the uninteresting sight of free games with fitting schools. The management stands ready to make engagements with the best college teams in New England for games to be played at College Hill, if it can be assured that it can pay the necessary guarantees. No management has ever been able to pay good teams to come here, and never will be able to do so until games are played in enclosed grounds; and never until good teams do play here will Tufts take the position in the college base-ball world that she is fitted and ought to hold. Men will give money and enthusiasm to the support of a team if they can see it play a few good games, but it cannot be expected that they will do much for it if they do not get some of the benefits of the playing. The reasoning of this is simple enough, and it does seem as though those who have power in the matter ought to have sufficient foresight to see that a small expense now in laying out a diamond will prove a profitable investment in the near future.

The TUFTONIAN has secured as its correspondent in the Medical School, Mr. John F. Ryan of the Junior class. The interest which the men in the medical department have shown in the past in our college institutions has been commendable. If all who are connected with the school will co-operate with Mr. Ryan this year, the TUFTONIAN will guarantee that they will be well paid for their interest in its welfare. Special recognition ought to be given here of the generous services of Mr. R. M. Pearce, '94, who contributed to our columns with great regularity last year and whose signature was inadvertently omitted from the notes in our last issue.

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Oliver Wendell

When Dr. Holmes quietly “fell asleep,” the other day, there

passed away the last representative of a great literary school — the Holmes. great American school, in which Emerson, Longfellow, Whittier,

Lowell, and Holmes were the masters. “The school, which is now dead, was typically American, free, genial, optimistic, democratic, moral.”

Dr. Holmes was distinctly a member of this school, but he occupied a position peculiarly Emerson was the thinker who produced nuggets of pure truth. Longfellow sang himself

. into the affectionate regard of all men — his exquisite, yet simple, melodies appealed with an

his own.

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