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Alumni Asso- The Alumni Association held one of the pleasantest meetings in its
history at The Thorndike, Tuesday evening, June 18. Nearly ninety ciation.
members of the association were present, a larger number than has
attended the annual dinner for some years. The loyalty shown to the college and its interests by the large attendance of graduates of the medical department might serve as a laudable example to those of the other departments.
At the business meeting, at 7 o'clock, the reports of the secretary and treasurer, necrologist, and committee for securing alumni representation on the Board of Trustees were heard. The necrologist reported three deaths during the year, Charles H. Ellis, '63, of Detroit, Michigan; Bertrand F. Putnam, ’92, and George E. Strong, '93, Gloucester. The committee appointed to confer with the trustees reported that a plan had been submitted to the board for alumni representation, but no definite action had been taken upon it. The following officers were elected : president, L. L. Dame, '60; vice-presidents, Hon. W. B. French, '75, Hon. Thomas H. Armstrong, '69; secretary and treasurer, Professor G. T. Knight,'72; directors, the Rev. Dr. W. E. Gibbs, '59, N. H. Whittemore, '62, W. W. Spaulding, '67, the Rev. Warren S. Woodbridge, '74, C. W. Parmeter, '77, R. E. Joslin, 286, and the Rev. G. I. Keirn, '91; necrologist, S. W. Mendum, '85; athletic committee, Sumner Robinson, '88, S. W. Mendum, '85, L. R. Lewis, '87.
The assembly then adjourned to the dining-room, and after disposing of the dinner, President Dame, presiding, spoke of the increased attention turned upon Tufts, as shown by the attitude of the Boston dailies, and introduced Attorney-General H. M. Knowlton, '67, who set aside his intended discussion of loyalty to the college and paid an affectionate tribute to the memory of Dr. Miner. The other speakers of the evening were, Hon. W. B. French, ’70; the Rev. Dr. John Coleman Adams, '70; Professor Minton Warren, Ph.D., '70, of Johns Hopkins University; Charles S. Fobes, '61; the Rev. I. W. Cate, '89, and Congressman S. W. McCall. Music was furnished by the Glee Club Quartette.
Ralph Roister On the evening of June 6, Goddard Gymnasium was filled with an
educated and critical audience. The production of Nicholas Udall's Doister. five-act comedy was the attraction which drew them together. “Ralph Roister Doister,” as has been explained at length in our pages,
bears the distinction of being the first English comedy, and is believed to have been written by Udall, when head master of Eton School, at some time previous to 1551. It was the attempt of the English department to reproduce it just as it was originally presented in the great dining-hall at Eton. To make the reproduction as perfect as possible the gymnasium was chosen, the interior of which very closely resembled the hall at Eton during the sixteenth century.
Across one end of the hall a rough platform was erected, with entrance from the rear and by a Aight of steps from one side. No proscenium or side entrances were used. The scenery and furniture consisted only of a rude bench, which was used throughout the play. The costumes, musical instruments, and even the music itself, were of the sixteenth century type.
The character of the play has already been described in a previous issue, and of the acting and general presentation of the comedy we can do no better, in the space allowed us, than to refer to the significant remark of such an eminent critic as Henry A. Clapp. In speaking to a friend he said, “ Judging from the reading of the play and the general character of such presentations, I had expected to have a stupid evening, but I have keenly enjoyed every minute. I had no idea that the play could be so successfully staged ;” or as he said in a formal criticism, “ The professors and students of Tufts College are to be warmly congratulated upon the success of the performance. Considering the essential difficulty of the work and its dulness as a literary composition, their triumph was remarkable.”
The parts were taken as follows:
C. D. Clark, '95
E. C. Craig, '95 Gawyn GOODLUCKE, betrothed to Dame Custance
O. H. Smith, '96 Tristram Trustie, friend to Gawyn Goodlucke
A. K. Lane, Sp. Dobinet DOUGHTIE, “ boy” to Roister Doister
W. R. Dunham, '95 Tom TRUPENY, servant to Dame Custance
E. J. Hewitt, '97 SYM SURESBY, servant to Goodlucke
F. H. Chessmore, '95 A SCRIVENER
E. L. Eaton, '95 DAME CHRISTIAN CUSTANCE, a , a rich
R. K. Marvin, '96
A. B. Start, '97
J H. B. Fobes,'95
C. B. Green, '97
W. A. Moore, '98
F. L. Pierce, '98
A. Thurston, '96, M. H. Merrill, '96,
PROLOGUE, O. H. Smith, '96. The play was under the direction and management of Professor David L. Maulsby, aided by the following committees : on arrangement and production of play, Professor Maulsby and C. St. Clair Wade; on costumes, H. C. Folsom, '95, Miss Louise R. Atwood, '97 ; on properties, R. K. Marvin, '96; on arrangement and production of music, A. K. Lane and Mrs. L. R. Lewis; business managers, J. F. Sheldon, '95, C. L. Ricketts, '95.
Much praise was bestowed upon the quaint songs and music introduced, as well as upon the acting and staging of the play; and taken all in all it was one of the most meritorious productions ever given at Tufts.
THE WILLOWS OF THE ASSABET. (Por a considerable distance along the banks of the Assabet River, in Concord, Massachusetts, there once grew a majestic row of pines. When the railroad was put through near the banks of the river it was given out that these trees were to be cut down, and Ralph Waldo Emerson headed a protest, made by more than a hundred residents of Concord, against the wanton destruction. No action was taken on the protest, however, and the trees were cut down. The whole town was distracted with anger and grief, and two gentlemen, Mr. George Bradford Bartlett and Mr. Daniel C. French, procured a large number of young willows, and, towing them up the river, planted them over the fallen trees. At present they rise, tall and beautiful, overhanging the water. The following lines were penned while Hoating upon the river in one of Mr. Bartlett's canoes.] O willows of the Assabet,
We write on Memory's altar
Full many a noble name,
And pay our debt of gratitude
In reverence and fame,
But let us write the names of those,
On just as fair a shrine,
Who placed the weeping willow there
To mourn the murdered pine.
ALARIC BERTRAND START.
Owing to the fact that the exchange manu- to omit much that might well be said regarding script for the issue of June 5 was lost on its them. way to the printer, the present issue must A word of praise for the Minnesota Magaembody the reviewing of a large number of zine, however, should not be wanting. This magazines and papers, and it will be necessary publication is noteworthy as being of interest
not only to college students but to the public chief, accompanied by a biographical sketch. in general. While none of the departments We believe the only error contained in this latnecessary to a college journal are lacking, there ter is the misplacing of Mr. Barney's birth is a breadth and variety in its literary contents
about three years. which, together with its business-like and attrac- The journals of New England colleges intertive make-up, place it very nearly on the ested in the new Debating League are all anilevel of many far more pretentious publications. matedly advocating it. It is evident that Tufts It is especially rich in good poetry. “Raljah's must at once form a live debating union if she Revenge,” in three parts, is worthy of Kipling, wishes to be in the procession. It may be while a somewhat shorter poem entitled “ Night- interesting to note in this connection the confall in Duluth Harbor” also shows real genius. stant excitement caused by the Interuniversity We quote the opening lines as containing a League of the West. Continual bickerings metaphor scarcely to be excelled :
through the press keep the interest in the “ Our good boat dips upon the wavelets light
debates at fever heat, and members of western Far on the bosom of a happy bay,
faculties have expressed themselves as believing As the all-conquering forces of the night
the debates of the greatest practical value to Scale the deserted strongholds of the day.
the students. The class of '95 at Williams has taken a The Dartmouth is to take its place among the
well be followed in other col. weeklies. We are glad of it. The Dartmouth leges, that of forming an honorary Senior is a strong publication and will be welcome once society, having as its object the elevation of the a week. The issue of May 31 contains an general esprit of the student body. The society able article on the patriotic observance of national is non-secret, and is limited in its membership holidays in colleges. The writer deplores the to twenty men, chosen from the Junior class lack of appreciation among the students of what by the active Senior members at a public elec- these holidays really mean, and advocates such tion held annually on May 30. The announce- commemoration of them as shall serve to rouse ment of the society reads : “ Those men shall patriotic feeling. In this connection we note be chosen each year who are considered to the fact that the class of '96 at Amherst has have the welfare and reputation of the col- purchased an American Aag and staff to be placed lege at heart, and who have shown in every on the Chapel tower. way by their college life a desire and ability It is a custom at Wesleyan for the graduating to promote the best interests of Williams. class to make a farewell gift to the library. Every member shall pledge himself to adhere Seventeen valuable books were contributed by to the sole object of Gargoyle (so the society the class of '95. is called), and to do everything in his power One of the most readable papers which comes by example and otherwise for the betterment to the exchange table is Our Dumb Animals. of the college." The members from '96 Students are apt to snub this little sheet as a have been chosen, and the fairness and justice mere tract, but we assure them that it is crowded of the election have won the admiration of the full of wit and anecdote which well repays the entire college community. Now why would reading. The serious matter which it contains not such an organization be a good thing at is the work of a noble man who has given his Tufts? It would be. That we are in need whole life to the cause of the oppressed, and of just such an institution is indisputable. The whose utterances are deserving of more than a prospect
of election to such an honorary asso- respectful hearing. No true gentleman conciation cannot fail to be an inspiration in the life versant with his life and work can fail to reverof any student, and there are many things here ence George T. Angell. in which the influence of such a society as the It may be a waste of space to pick up the Williams Gargoyle might work for good. We utterances of preparatory school journals; but recommend this matter to the attention of the it is difficult to see a good man vilified, even by incoming Senior class.
the Westbrook Messenger, without saying a In glancing over the columns of the Institute word. The article in question is on Ingersoll, Journal we are pleased to see a very good por- and is evidently written by one who knows absotrait of Ç. N. Barney, '95, our ex-editor-in- lutely nothing about the real character of the
Whatever the theories of a man may be, whose sympathy is so great as to make him a we have no right to confuse them with what mark for street beggars, and the beauty of whose he actually is and does, and the scorching bom- private character is well known, is in excesbast which this article hurls against the man sively bad taste.
63. Albert B. Otis has a law office in the '92. Cards are out announcing the marriage Globe Building, Boston. He is a member of of Mark Spaulding Brooks and Miss Matilda the Civil Service Association and the Free Sewell Wilder. The ceremony was performed Trade League.
in All Souls' Church, Roxbury, at 7.30, Tues
day evening, July 2. '81. The Rev. J. L. Scoboria has recently resigned a five years' pastorate at Westmore- '93. One of the pleasant features of Comland, New Hampshire.
mencement Week at Goddard Seminary, Barre,
Vermont, was the wedding of Willard Shephard '81. The Rev. Lee S. McCollester, of Martin, Jr., of Manchester, New Hampshire, Detroit, Michigan, was a member of a commit
and Miss Maude M. Morrison, of Barre. The tee of arrangements for a Liberal Christian Conference held at Ann Arbor, Michigan, May Shipman, assisted by the Rev. B. W. Jones,
ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. R. 28 and 29, 1895. Besides rendering valuable at the First Universalist Church, at 6.30 P.M. service on the committee, Mr. McCollester
The ushers were A. W. Pierce, '82, H. W. contributed several addresses at the different
Spaulding, '93, W. W. Russ, '93, F. H. Chesssessions.
more, '95. '82. Arthur W. Pierce, principal of Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vermont, sailed from
'94. Charles J. Snow, who has held the Boston for Europe, Thursday, June 27. He
position of assistant librarian at Tufts College will spend the summer in travelling about the
during the past year, has received the appoint
ment of teacher of Greek and Latin at Goddard continent, returning about October 1.
Seminary, '84. The Rev. Frank O. Hall, of Lowell, has accepted the call to the North Avenue Uni
'94. Albert P. Wills, after a year spent in versalist Church, Cambridge, and begins his
advanced work at Clark University, Worcester,
Massachusetts, has been awarded a fellowship pastorate there in September.
and made an assistant instructor in physics
It having pleased our Heavenly Father to translate
from our midst our beloved classmate Charles Guy '88. The Rev. I. W. Cate, missionary to
King, we as a class, desiring to express our esteem for
him, do lament his early death and recall his many Japan, is at home for a vacation.
excellent qualities. His noble character was ever ready
with kindly expression and fraternal spirit in all class '89. At Troy, New York, on the evening and individual relations. . His loss is one deeply felt by of June 18, Edwin J. Crandall was united in the class. marriage to Miss Carolyn Witt Johnson, of
Our sincere sympathy is extended to his bereaved
family in their deep affliction. that city. They will be at home after Septem
GEO. P. IRELAND ber i at 157 West Thirty-sixth Street, New
HENRY P. FRANK York City.
class of '95. ALFRED J. CARDALL
Thomas Butler, '94, is visiting friends on
The following students have been elected as the Hill.
delegates from the Tufts College Y. P. C. U.
to the convention of National Y. P. C. U. to H. E. Benton, D. S., '97, was recently elected be held in Boston, July 10-14, 1895: E. M. vice-president of '94.
Barney, '98, G. L. Thompson, '97, and Miss
Belle S. Macduff, '97. The alternates are Heth Aleph Res held its Class-day spread in Miner Hall; about seventy-five were present.
E. R. Sampson, '96, Dwight A. Ball, '98, and
J. Harner Wilson, '96. G. L. Thompson, '97, preached at Hingham, Massachusetts, the last two Sundays in Frank Blackford, '96, will preach this sumJune.
mer at Hope, Maine; Merrill Ward, '96, at
South Buxton, Maine ; F. L. Leavitt, '97, in The Divinity School Chapel has recently Hope, Maine; A. E. Bartlett
, '97, at Lyndonbeen supplied with the new Universalist hymn- ville, Vermont; Fred Walker, '97, in Oakland, books, through the kindness of Dean Leonard.
Maine; Herbert Benton, '97, and J. C. DickAt the Perkins prize contest, held May 29, erson, '96, will also preach in Maine, and Miss Wells, Tillinghast, Smith, and Cardall were M. M. Selman, '98, in East Randolph, Vermont. the contestants. Smith was awarded the first prize, and Cardall the second.
The ordination of the graduating class took A. E. Bartlett, '97, has been appointed trans- place in Goddard Chapel June 17, at 3 P.M. portation agent for the Y. P. C. U. of Massa- The service was conducted by the Dean of the chusetts at the time of the convention, which Divinity School, the Rev. Dr. C. H. Leonard. is to be held in Boston in July.
He was assisted by the Rev. W.S. Woodbridge,
the Rev. Dr. Charles H. Eaton, the Rev. Dr. Professor A. B. Curtis, who has been room- E. H. Capen, President of Tufts College, the ing in Paige Hall, left the Hill, May 30, for a Rev. Dr. W. E. Gibbs, of Lawrence, the Rev. visit to the West. Professor Curtis and his Dr. Thomas J. Sawyer, and the Rev. Dr. A. J. family will spend their vacation in Michigan. Patterson. After the opening invocation and
hymn the Scripture lesson was read by the The baseball game, May 22, between the
Rev. W.S. Woodbridge. This was followed by Tufts Divinity School and Cambridge Episco
a hymn and the sermon by Dr. Charles H. pal School theologues resulted in a victory for Eaton, who concluded by giving the charge to the latter school. Tufts led during several the candidates. Dr. Capen presented the caninnings.
didates, and Dr. Leonard offered the prayer and
The right At the Greenwood prize contest for reading, performed the act of ordination. held in Goddard Chapel on June 4, there were
hand of fellowship was given by Dr. Gibbs. eleven contestants. Benton, '97, received first
After the closing hymn_Dr. Sawyer proprize; Bartlett, '97, second prize; and Eills, nounced the benediction. The candidates were '97, third prize.
Arthur Adolphus Blair, Alfred James Cardall,
Joseph Fernald Cobb, Tom Roscoe, Ashley At the last regular meeting of the Tufts Auburn Smith, James Dannals Tillinghast, and
, College Y. P. C. U. it was voted to ask the Charles Henry Wells. The service was very National Convention to insert a clause in its impressive. The Rev. A. A. Miner, but a few Constitution providing that no ordained minister days before his death, had arranged to take part shall hold office on the National Board.
in this service.