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“ Tufts College,” and H. S. Chaffee, formerly a charter was granted the chapter at the Medical of this school, now of the Medical Department Department of the University of Pennsylvania, of the University of Vermont, responded to the and it was voted to hold the next annual contoast “ Vermont.” Our delegates report a very vention with the chapter at the University of interesting session, and say that they were Vermont. treated right royally. During the convention

C. S. GILMAN, '96.

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'59. Winsor B. French has a lucrative law Woonsocket, Rhode Island, now has a law practice at Saratoga Springs, New York. He office at 62 Devonshire Street, Boston, and is a member of the New York Commandery resides in Woburn. of the Loyal Legion, and is a prominent Grand Army man.

’83. H. F. Edwards has removed from

Philipsburg to Butte City, Montana. ’64. The Rev. Ezekiel Fitzgerald, whose resignation of his Vermont pastorate was noted

'83. Fred S. Pearson has decided to give his a few weeks ago, is in Boston and is supplying whole attention to the interests of the Dominion whatever pulpit may be vacant in the vicinity.

Coal Company, and has given up his important

electrical and engineering work in New York '66. The Rev. Dr. Asa Saxe, who received City, intending soon to take up his residence in his doctor's degree with this class, completed Halifax, Nova Scotia. his thirty-fifth year as pastor of the First Universalist Church in Rochester, New York,

’88. F. P. Huntress, formerly of this class, Sunday, March 3. He took the occasion of recently declined the second vice-presidency of

the Laconia Car Company. Mr. Huntress has the anniversary to tender his resignation to the

been the general travelling agent of the company parish, much to the regret of his many friends. Only twenty-five of those who heard his first sermon before the parish were present to hear '90. E. W. Newton is making an extended his resignation. During his pastorate he has trip through the South and West in the interests preached more than two thousand sermons and of Ginn and Co. His permanent address is attended over two thousand five hundred 70 Fifth Avenue, New York City. funerals.

'94. Sumner Clement, who has been pur'78. The Rev. Dr. Charles E. Nash, pastor suing advanced work at Tufts, has left college of the Church of Our Father, Brooklyn, New to accept a promising position with the Plymouth York, announces a series of discourses upon the Woolen Co. at Plymouth, Massachusetts. striking subject “ Cranks and Crankery.” It is said that there will be some interesting

'94. On Wednesday evening March 13, portraiture done in these sermons, and that a

the Rev. Mabel L. MacCoy was installed as goodly number of prominent New York and

pastor of the First Universalist Parish at MansBrooklyn people will be shown in a searching

field. The parish over which Mrs. MacCoy light.

will preside is a small one and comparatively

new, but is prosperous and has a strong influence ’79. William Fuller, who was for some in the community. She is the fifth ordained years located at Lynn, has removed to Auburn- woman in the Universalist ministry and the first dale. He is one of the board of instruction and one to be installed in Massachusetts. management of the Mechanic Arts High School, Boston.

Since undertaking the work of this depart

ment we have been able, through the interest '82. H. L. Riley, formerly a lawyer at and aid of graduates and friends of the college, to make numerous corrections in the alumni

any reference to a possible source of information, directory, but there still remain many blank will be thankfully received: Frank B. Cornell, spaces which we desire to fill if possible. We '69; G. L. Fernald, ’73; Fred Gray, ’73; are duly grateful for the aid we have previously John B. Gilpatrick, '76; the Rev. G. M. Ď. received in response to similar calls, and request Barnes, '77; the Rev. E. A. Earle, '78; a continuation and increase of the same. Any Matthias Little, ’79; A. J. Fynn, ’84; Edwin information concerning the following men, or M. Lee, ’85; E. L. Gerrish, '87.

Local News.

March 28 is the date for the next evening Newton Talbot, treasurer of Tufts, was on party.

the Hill the twelfth of this month to collect

term bills. The treasurer has recently celeClass work in the gymnasium was finished

brated his eightieth birthday. last week.

The elections of H. C. Whitaker, '96, and A. D. Robinson, '97, has left college to enter R. W. Pindar, '96, as captain and manager, Maine State College.

respectively, of the football team have been The biology classes are now occupying the ratified by the advisory committee. new labaratories in Barnum Museum.

The chemistry class of the Sophomore The members of Theta Deta Chi are engaged engineers meets Thursday evenings instead of in an interesting handicap billiard tournament. Saturday mornings. This change was made in

order that more time might be given to the Thayer, '97, is recovering from the injury to work and better results realized. his hip and has resumed his work in the college.

C. N. Barney, '95, has returned from RutThe advanced class in oratory will present land, Vermont, where he has been teaching the a scene from Shakespeare in Goddard Chapel past six weeks in the Rutland Classical Institute. in the near future.

Mr. Barney resumes charge of the TUFTONIAN The Class Day committee has invited R. W.

with this issue, relieving Mr. Dunham, who has Pindar, '96, to act as chief usher at the morn

edited the past two issues. ing exercises on Class Day.

The young women of Metcalf Hall gave a The Rev. B. F. Eaton, pastor of All Souls' very delightful whist, Thursday, March 14. Church of Worcester, Massachusetts, con

Miss Brown, '97, took the ladies' first prize, ducted the services in Goddard Chapel, Sunday, and Miss Gifford, '98, the second. H. W March 10.

Holbrook, '96, carried off the gentlemen's first,

and G. C. Pierce, '96, the second. The Tufts mansion, the original home of Charles Tufts, which has stood for so many

According to a new rule imposed upon the years opposite the Old Powder House, is being at twenty minutes after eight

, and at half-past

students, the morning bell for chapel is rung pulled down.

eight the chapel doors are locked, thereby shutJohn Eills carries a fine line of Lowney's ting out all stragglers who have been accuschocolates, and will continue to carry on the tomed to interrupt the morning service. candy and stationery business in connection with the post-office.

The following men of the Senior Class have

been invited to prepare commencement parts: J. B. Chase, Jr., formerly of the class of '97, Eugene Averell, c. N. Barney, E. P. Clark, will sail for Europe March 23. He intends to

He intends to Channing Craig, C. L. Eaton, H. C. Folsom, visit many of the large cities of Europe and to O. F. Lewis, C. L. Ricketts, R. B. Smith, be gone about six months.

W. R. Whitehorne, and G. M. Winslow.

W. R. Dunham, '95, recently read at a meet- The cast for the English comedy entitled ing held to organize a lodge of the Independent “ Ralph Roister Doister," to be presented by Order of Odd Women in Somerville.

the class in English literature sometime in Miss Hettie B. Williams, of the board of May, is as follows:

Ralph Roister Doister, C. D. Clark, '95; visitors for the College of Letters, has recently Mathew Merigreek, W. R. Dunham, '95; inspected the class work in several departments. Gawyer Goodluck, affianced to Custance, E.

C. Craig, '95; Tristram Trustie, his friend, The class in English Literature VII. has

A. K. Lane, Special; Tom Trupenie, servant voted to send H. C. Folsom, '95, and H. B.

to Custance, E. J. Hewitt, '97; Dobinet Fobes, ’95, as its delegates to the Harvard pre- Doughtie, Roister's boy, C. L. Ricketts, '95; sentation of Ben Jonson's “ The Silent

Sym Suresby, servant to Goodluck, F. H. Woman,” in Saunder's Theatre.

Chessmore, '95; Scrivener, C. L. Eaton, '95; The base-ball candidates are in training under

Widow Custance, R. K. Marvin, '95; Marthe supervision of the captain. They number gerie Mumblecrust, her nurse, A. B. Start, '97; about thirty, and it is expected that a good team

Tibet Talkapace, her maiden, H. B. Fobes, will be put in the field this spring. Johnston, '95; Annot Alyface, her maiden, C. B. Cummings, Lane, Richardson, '98, and Chris

Green, '97. tian, '98, are trying for the pitcher's position. Foss, Russell, '97, and Cole, '98, are candi- A number of beautifully mounted skeletons dates for catcher. The manager has his dates

from Austria have just arrived at Barnum nearly filled, and the prospect for a successful

Museum. There is a very fine cartilaginous season is good.

skeleton of a sturgeon, and a good skeleton of

the Monitor of the Nile — that animal which O. F. Lewis, '96, and A. M. Bullard, of is supposed to warn people against snakes. Brookline, will personally conduct a party of Then there are skeletons of the fruit-eating fourteen cyclers, composed partly of Tufts bat, woodpecker, pigeon, parrot, cod, frog, toad, undergraduates, through several European coun- salamander, hawk, cock, turtle, hedgehog, tries during the coming summer. The tour is gallinule, carp, pike, perch, bandicoot, alligator, to be managed on the co-operative plan, each heron, goose, snake, gnawing shark skulls, and man sharing proportionally in the expenses, also a great deal of alcoholic material. Mrs. which will aggregate not more than $350 per Thomas Whitworth, of Medford, has just pre

The tour as mapped out embraces the sented the college with many very good alcofinest scenery and the best roads of Central holic specimens from Madagasca, mostly repEurope, and the party, being made up principally tiles and insects. The specimens of Barnum of college men, will manage to get the best Museum are very fine as far as they go, and time possible out of their trip. The managers are increasing at a surprising rate. They conwill be glad to answer any inquiries as to details sist largely of mammal, and all of the new addiand to enroll any alumni who wish to join the tions have fortunately gone to supplement the party.

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Editorials.

It is really unfortunate for the college that the authorities having charge

of the new athletic field should so fail to realize the possibilities of Tufts in
athletics as to be willing to let a small expenditure of money stand in the way of a successful
season at baseball this spring. Yet this seems to be the case. Manager Saunders has done all
in his power to give us a team this spring that cannot fail to do credit to the college, if properly
encouraged. Now if this team is obliged to play all its games away from the Hill, by reason of the
inability of the management to raise money at the games here, there will be the same apathy
among the students, as regards the fortunes of the team, as heretofore. It is a great shame that
the advisory committee, now that it has it in its power to give a boom to baseball at Tufts by
making the inclosed field suitable for home games, fails to take advantage of its opportunity. It
does not seem reasonable to argue that because the Athletic Association is in debt no money
should be expended for rolling the field. This is all the more reason why we should hasten to
put the inclosure in shape, in order to get some income from our baseball and put athletics on a
paying basis. It is well to be conservative in such matters, but when such an opportunity as the
present is offered it ought not to be lost. By all means let us have the field put in condition for
the Bowdoin game on the thirtieth of this month.

In the foregoing lines we have endeavored to account in a measure for the apparent lack of
interest in the fortunes of baseball, and have predicted that the apathy could in large measure be
avoided by putting things in condition so that every one will have to pay to see games. As the
standard of athletics must inevitably be raised when students give moral and financial support to a
movement, so the standard of our other student interests can be raised if men are prompt in paying
their share of the money required to conduct them. Probably few men realize that the editors
of the TUFTONIAN are now presenting them a paper which, with all modesty we can say, stands
well among the journals issued by colleges of the size of ours, and yet no one realizes better than the editors, the possibilities of the paper if the students were prompt in rendering their financial assistance to the business department by the payment of dues, and their literary and moral support to the editors, by contributing manuscript and making suggestions. The reading-room, too, suffers from this carelessness, indifference, or whatever it is that makes men thoughtless of their responsibilities when shared in common with others. Now the assessment which the Readingroom Association asks for is a small one, and a little thought would convince every loyal undergraduate that he ought to meet this bill promptly and cheerfully. We believe he would, too, if he could realize the possibilities for improvement in the literature of the reading-room and the magazine list of the library if the students would only assist the buying committee with the very small sum of money asked of them. We Tufts men can be loyal enough when we try, but we ought to keep our loyalty up to the mark all the time by encouraging our student interests and developing the undergraduate “ spirit ” that proves such a potent factor for good in the life of any institution.

It is always a sad duty to chronicle the death of an undergraduate in the college, but the obligation is particularly sad when one is withdrawn from our midst under such circumstances as surrounded the departure of William Morton Small, of the Junior class. One who knew him up to the day of his death as the clear-headed, jovial fellow that he always was in the class room, the society house, or wherever he came in contact with his associates, cannot fail to be surprised that in a fit of melancholia he should have taken his own life and passed into the next world. The astonishment is heightened when one remembers the moral plane of his life and reflects that Small had apparently everything to live for. Honors that few men can attain to were his during his college course, and everything that any young man could wish for seemed to lie before him, except, perhaps, the one thing of which he despaired, bodily health. Although he had been affected for years with a nerve trouble, few of his friends knew all he suffered in consequence of this disorder. His work in the class room was of the highest order, his efforts in behalf of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity showed the greatest loyalty, and his labors in connection with the coming edition of the “ Brown and Blue," of which he was editor-in-chief, were carefully performed, and would have reflected the highest credit upon him. Despite the favorable nature of all his surroundings, he was too weak to withstand the impulse to take his own life when the fit of melancholy, to which he was subject, prompted this in him. But notwithstanding that his own weakness is responsible for the vacant place among us, those who were acquainted with him in his college life cannot fail to cherish in the heart a warm spot to the memory of Morton Small.

Ralph Roister

The announcement has been made that Professor Maulsby and a

class in English literature are preparing an old English comedy for Doister. representation in the early spring. This announcement means some

thing more than that a few young men of the college are about to give a play in which dramatic presentation is the chief interest. To transport the spectator from a place of learning of the nineteenth century to a great school of the sixteenth, with the changes in costume, language, methods of thought, etc., which that transportation implies, and to graphically set forth the conditions in the midst of which English comedy had its origin, is the aim of the English department. Perhaps a few words about the comedy selected for production may not be untimely. Whether considered from the historical, personal, literary, or romantic standpoint, if the last term may be used to characterize the fate of the only original copy, it is rich in interest.

It is the first English comedy. For nearly two centuries Bishop Still received homage from men of letters for writing, in a style it must be confessed scarcely sacerdotal, the first English comedy, called “ Gammer Gurton's Needle "(1566). It was not much to boast of, as a play, but still it was the earliest we had, and to the worthy Bishop due honor was paid, till a more legitimate claimant dispossessed him.

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