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'79. The Rev. F. W. Sprague, of East '83. The Rev. R. A. White is pastor of Boston, was elected secretary of the Massachu- the Stewart Avenue Church, Englewood, setts Universalist Convention, to fill the vacancy

Illinois. caused by the resignation of Rev. W. A. Start.

285. Dwight Griswold is in charge of a '80. The name of G. A. Gardner was large farming interest in Azusa, San Bernardino inserted by mistake, in our last issue, among the County, California. missing. Mr. Gardner is a music and piano


'91. C. E. Tucker is teaching at West dealer at 45 Prescott Street, Lowell, and is an Boylston, Massachusetts. interested reader of the TUFTONIAN.

'92. In Unity Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, 81. The Rev. Lee L. McCollester, ’84, on the evening of November 7, Philip B. D. S., was elected by the Universalists of Michi- Hunt, of Minneapolis, was married to Miss gan president of the Universalist State Conven- Fannie E. Kibbee, of St. Paul, by the Rev. tion at a recent convention, and delivered

Marion D. Shutter. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt will an address on the “Institutional Church,” receive their friends, December 21 and 28, at before the Western Universalist Conference at their residence, 1625 2d Avenue, South. Chicago.

'94. Vergil L. Leighton is assistant instruc'82. C. W. Gerould is sub-master of the tor in chemistry in the University of Kansas. East Boston High School, and resides at 76 '94. A. M. Mackenzie is in charge of a Oxford Street, Cambridge.

hardware store in West Superior, Wisconsin.

Local News.

The Alpha Tau Omega chapter has had a C. D. Clark, '95, who has been absent from group picture taken at Hearn's.

college for many weeks coaching the University

of Mississippi foot-ball team, has returned to Theta Delta Chi initiated Samuel P. Capen, the Hill again to take up his work. '98, on the evening of December 17.

In the physical examinations this year two W. R. Burleigh, '97, has left college to men have broken the record made by Stroud, enter Boston University Law School.

'94, — Nash, '97, who made a total of 2,865

pounds, and Healey, '97, who made 2,685 This year the students are to have the first

pounds. week in April for a regular college recess.

The first dance given by the Evening Party The several fraternities have been having Association, December 13, was very successful. their pictures taken this last week, for the '96 Mrs. Capen and Mrs. Knight were the matrons. Annual.

The next dance of the series will be given The faculty has recently made a rule that January 17. only students of good college standing can play The class of '98 has decided to give a play on the athletic teams.

in place of the Junior promenade this year.

The class has decided to let all who desire to E. O. Preble, ’97, has left college. He

write the play submit synopses, the choice to intends to go to Akron, Ohio, with his father, be left with a committee. where he will attend the Buchtel Law School.

December 14, Professor and Mrs. Maulsby On Tuesday afternoon, December 11, Miss gave a reception in honor of Miss Mary Foster. Emily J. Bray received her friends at her home. There were about forty young people present, on Professors' Row. A number of students all graduates of Goddard Seminary, of which attended.

Professor Maulsby was once principal.

During the past season, the Tufts foot-ball reception was a most pleasant and enjoyable team has played ten regular and three“ practice”

affair. games, running up a score of 131 against her On Friday evening, December 7, the young opponents' score of 152. Excluding“ practice” ladies of the college gave their first ball in the games, the team scored 52 points — 11 touch

new Metcalf Hall. Mrs. Capen, Mrs. Metdowns and 4 goals from touchdowns.

calf, and Mrs. Needham were the matrons, and The class of '97 elected A. B. Start editor

Mr. Metcalf, the donor of the ball, the guest in-chief of its class publication, the “ Tufts Col

of the evening.

The occasion

was very lege History.” W.S. Parks was chosen manager

enjoyable. and C. L. Hammond assistant manager.


At the meeting of the Athletic Association, board of editors is to be elected by the class Thursday, December 6, Pindar, '96, was

, without regard to the several college factions. elected foot-ball manager for next year, and

Tuesday, December 11, 1894, Alpha Tau Shipman, '97, was chosen assistant manager. Omega had its annual initiation. The follow

Ricketts, '95, resigned his position as manager ing men were taken: Hall, Jacobs, Mitchell, of the base-ball team, and Saunders, '95, was Crowley, from the class of '97, and Gilman, elected to fill the vacancy. '98. The Initiation Banquet was held Friday,

Theta Delta Chi received its graduates and December 14, at the American House, Boston.

friends of this vicinity at its charge house, Friday, December 14, Delta Tau Delta gave December i. Many of the young ladies of a reception in its new chapter house on Curtis the college were present, and fair women from Street. Mrs. Capen, Mrs. Maulsby, and Mrs. far and near graced the occasion. The latter Johnson acted as matrons. President Capen part of the evening was given up to dancing, was one of the guests of the evening. The land the occasion was made very enjoyable.

The Glee Club Trip.

The Double Quartette and the Mandolin present, vainly tried to reach the house where Club, ten men in all, returned the seventh of he was to be entertained, and after snowballing December from an enjoyable and profitable trip every window on the street, sensibly concluded “ down in Maine." Tuesday night found us in that he was helplessly entangled, and followed Bath, before eleven hundred people, and although the electric car track till a hotel offered its we expected considerable buzzing as the natural hospitality to the poor wandering minstrel. result of a church fair, yet there was n't a sound In the morning Gardiner was thoroughly in the large hall. It must be said that we did inspected and we thought it a very moral town. well, as the numerous critical Bath papers stated. We could not long remain away from Bath, Bath has, I believe, more young people than however, so by noon we were once again in any other city in New England, as their Maine's most Aourishing city. Dinner was presence on this occasion proved. After the served us in the fair building by the young ladies concert an impromptu dance was held, and of the city. The afternoon passed very quickly. everybody had a fine time.

Our pictures in a group were demanded, and Gardiner was the next place visited, and here we had been exposed. Of course the again we were well received. The church in young ladies favored us in like manner and we which the concert was given was filled by the were well pleased. At the concert there were élite of the city, and they showed their approval fully fifteen hundred people huddled together in of the selections by many encores. A reception this one large hall, and their behavior was cerwas tendered us in the vestry after the concert, tainly an example for Massachusetts audiences and refreshments were served by the young to follow. To be sure, they encored everything ladies of the church. One of our number, after that was worth encoring and even some things seeing home fully a third of the young ladies that were not, but as long as they were pleased,


we were.

A number of the Bowdoin students at one o'clock one very kind lady gave us an were down and applauded very liberally. They, informal reception at her home, at which some together with the Bath young ladies, tendered of Bath's prettiest were present. Refreshments us, immediately after the concert, a dance in were served and a general good time resulted. Music Hall, at which there were fifty couples The next morning we were once again off for present. Every one enjoyed himself hugely, and Boston, leaving behind many warm friends and we were loud in our praises of Bath hospitality. we hope an excellent reputation. Though the dance continued till morning, still


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well spent.

The class of '95, hoping to supply a long- and should the book meet the success which it felt want, is about to publish a book of Tufts deserves, the time and labor will have been songs.

Although several previous attempts have been made to produce a book of this The compilers have met with many diffikind, no collection of Tufts songs has ever yet culties in preparing the book for publication, appeared, and the class trusts that its attempt which account in part for its late appearance. will be received with favor by the alumni and In presenting it, however, the class only asks students of the college.

that it be received in the same spirit in which An attempt has been made to bring together it is sent, as a proof of our love for our alma all the distinctively Tufts songs, many of which mater.

THE EDITORS. have been rendered famous by the Glee Club;

Book Review.

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great man, as well as to the one who thinks UNDER DIFFICULTIES. By Orison Sweet

himself able to disobey nature with impunity. Marden. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Price,

The latter is warned that "a bullet will not $1.50.

swerve a hair's breadth from its course, though If we were asked to name the feature of Dr.

a Lincoln or a Garfield stand in its way.” To Marden's new book which has given it such

one who knows anything of Dr. Marden and popularity in the month that it has been before

his busy life, and of the difficulties which he the public, we should say that it was his appeal to the youth and age alike of the land through manuscript of which was entirely destroyed by

overcame in the production of this work, the epigrammatic sentences, a terse style, and an

fire several years ago, the book is especially ability to hit directly at the point without con

valuable, as coming from one who has a right fusing the reader by detail. He has collected a marvellous fund of historical facts, anecdotes

to speak on the subject with which it deals.

“ Pushing to the Front” readily commends about great people, and characterizations of

itself to those college students who are not famous men, which all illustrate, as nothing but citation from past and present history can, that

possessed of the idea that they have got beyond

the point where they need inspiration, as well every young person has an opportunity to push

as to all those who wish to have at hand a fund to the front if he will only use it, and that

of anecdote carefully selected to illustrate the “ character is success, and there is no other.”

solution of many of those social and ethical A forcible warning is sounded to the young man

questions that vex the minds of those who are of to-day who is impressed with the idea that

trying to get to the front.

C. N. B. a "great check-book” necessarily “makes a

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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,
O. H. SMITH, '96,

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

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

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

Mailing Clerk.


Book Review
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Entered at Tufts College Post Office as second-class matter.

Volume XXI.

January 20, 1895.

No. 7


Editorials. Tufts COLLEGE, while as yet by no means an old institution, is far

enough advanced in years to have had a history of considerable interest. No little credit, therefore, is due the present Sophomore class for its wise decision to publish, in place of an annual, a historical sketch of the college and of those who have contributed to its welfare. The faculty of Tufts College has contained in the past forty years many men of whom no public recognition has hitherto been taken, men whose only reward for their services, beyond the meagre financial recognition of the college, has been the satisfaction that comes from the knowledge that one's work has been faithfully done. No better witnesses to the devotion of the corps of instructors can be found than the many sons of the college whose lives bear testimony to the faithfulness and character of their early instruction. It is perhaps difficult for graduates of a young institution to feel that reverence for alma mater that is so marked in those who take the degrees of the older colleges, yet it cannot be doubted that the whole body of Tufts alumni is as loyal as any institution could wish. An opportunity is now offered for a display of loyalty in the co-operation that is needed to make the proposed publication a success. If each alumnus who reads these lines will aid those who have the matter in charge by giving such information of an interesting nature as would be of service in such a book, the history will doubtless be an honor to the class and to the college whose story it tells.


For some time past, the need has been felt of hospital accommodations for the students at Tufts. The subject has been agitated from time to time, but until now nothing definite has been accomplished. An opportunity is now offered, however, for Tufts students to show their interest in a movement which is likely to benefit any one of them at any time, and which cannot fail to be of service to some among us. We refer to the opportunity offered by the fair in aid of the Somerville hospital, to be held during the week commencing February 18, at which Tufts is to have a table, the proceeds from which are to be appropriated toward the endowment of a Tufts College room for the free treatment of students. The ladies of the Row are working hard getting ready for the fair, and have already secured contributions in cash amounting to nearly two hundred dollars, besides many articles of fancy work for the table. The amount needed to endow a room is one thousand dollars, and the hope of those who have the matter in charge is that the greater part of this sum will be raised before the fair closes. If each student does his or her share, buys a ticket, contributes some article to be sold or buys one that has been contributed, there is no reason why the expectation of the ladies should not be realized. If the entire amount is not raised, a step at least will have been taken toward the procurement of a convenience which is quite essential to our little community. Contributions of embroidered linen for table use are especially desired. Students who will procure any offering, however small, in this or any other ine, and leave the same in the hands of some of the ladies in charge, will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have contributed toward the endowment of an object that cannot fail to contribute to the comfort of many students in the years

to come.

The Tufts catalogue which has just appeared is a credit to the college whose valuable progress it records. The total number of students, three hundred and seventy-one, shows an increase of thirty-three over last year and is almost double the number of three years ago. From the ranks of the smaller colleges Tufts is rapidly rising to a place among the larger institutions. But the contents of the catalogue show that this growth has been a healthy one, and has not been accomplished at the expense of the standard of the institution. On the contrary, the increase in the number of students has been accompanied by a corresponding increase in the number of officers. The teaching force now comprises over sixty men, making an average of one instructor to every six students. But numerical increase is not all. New

courses have been offered, especially in the lines of history, English chemistry, and biology, all of which afford increased opportunity for profitable work by graduate students. The publication of research papers under the title of “Tufts College Studies,” the broadening of the engineering courses by the requirement of literature and history, the strengthening of the requirements of admission to the divinity school, and the establishment of new chairs and assumption of control of the Suffolk Dispensary by the medical school are all progressive steps that are sure to increase the scope and efficiency of the college.

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A YOUNG clergyman had written that he would join me early

in the morning of June 9, 1894, at College Hill, ready to embark Europe.

with me for our proposed cycling tour through Europe.

Saturday, June 9, 1894, came as a most beautiful summer day. The Tufts College grounds looked their prettiest in the morning sunlight, decked in a carpet of the greenest grass, which was rendered more pleasing by being daisied and buttercupped in profusion. To one who was to leave such surroundings for over three months, to visit nine foreign and strange countries, mostly alone, it was no small task to tear oneself from the only little home he could call his own. The spirit within said, “ Tear yourself away and go visit the countries abroad and see what homes and customs they have, and you can come back again with even a greater appreciation for our dear old hill.”

An early train brought my companion, who was to ride through Ireland and some parts of Scotland and England with me, and the steamship Scythia, of the Cunard Aleet, carried us away from Boston at 2 P.M.

IRELAND. Our ocean voyage lasted until Monday, June 18, when, as the thick rain-clouds rolled away in the east, the gray and rugged hills of Ireland loomed up in the morning sunshine. Ireland welcomed us with a beautiful day, after nine of rough weather with a big storm thrown in during

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