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“The good citizen will be careful of his character, as a man, and of his reputation, as a member of the state. Correct in his private life, the good citizen is thoroughly devoted to the commonwealth, — unselfish in his patrotism, and willing to spend himself and be spent in placing good men in office, in purifying the public service, in securing proper legislation, and in promoting education, morality, and prosperity everywhere.
“ It is character which makes the good man, and it is the good man, in our loftiest conception of him, that is the good citizen.
“ Character is not acquired all at once. It is a growth. Principles influence character, and it must then be true that the most perfect principles will have the largest part in development of the most perfect character. These principles we find in the Gospel, which Jesus Christ hath brought to light, presented to us, not as philosophical abstractions, but as embodied and lived in his faultless life.
“ It is a privilege I highly value to stand in the pulpit of my Alma Mater and to proclaim the important truths I have set forth this afternoon to you, especially, who are students in this college ; and it is no difficult matter in this place to speak on the theme we have been considering, for my words find strong re-inforcement in the lives of not a few of the men with whom you are brought in daily contact. In the faculty of this institution of learning, as most of you have long ago discovered, and as the latest comers to these classic halls soon will discover, are many who in their own experience amply illustrate the influence of Christian faith and belief, in the formation of the character of the good man and the good citizen. So then, as I bring you these words, I point in confirmation to honored and Christian professors. As the heart in its successive beats sends pure blood coursing through the system to repair the wasted, and maintain the life and strength of the body, so Tufts College, in the great throbs of her annual commencements, graduating young men and young women of strong physique and well-disciplined minds, is performing a vital service to the state, - a service that mightily assists in the maintenance of the life and energy of the body politic.
“ For a college to be the greatest possible blessing to the world, it is absolutely essential that the blessings of Christian faith and belief be implanted in her students' hearts, and that these germs of the religious life receive most careful and perfect development, and then, as year after year the youths are graduated, there will be flowing into the world perennial streams of good men and good citizens."
Exchanges. As yet only a very few of our exchange does not at all warrant its claim for living in papers have appeared, and this scarcity of mate- such an advanced age.
In this same paper, rial has been the cause of a much more careful in the column entitled “During Vacation,” perusal of the few at hand than is our custom. there are two items relative to a certain Dr.
Gray's absence from college for the purpose of The Northwestern, the publication of the getting married, and the expedition of Professor Northwestern University, while it contains Crook to Western Kansas in search of fossils some interesting reading matter, nevertheless is for the Museum. Through someone's blunder, a disappointing number, owing to several absurd these two locals are so mixed and interchanged typographical errors which a careful reading that at the first glance it is impossible to tell cannot fail to detect.
which gentleman went in search of the fossils In the first place this paper is dated “Sep- and which for the wife. As these gentlemen tember 13, 1994.” Every one will agree that undoubtedly draw a distinction between their ambition is a very good thing, but the ambition respective objects of admiration, it would only displayed by The Northwestern might be inter- be fair for The Northwestern to explain and preted as almost conceit, since the literary tone apologize.
However, do not judge by the above remarks It is interesting for those who admire Mrs. that we are totally devoid of appreciation. Far Thaxter to note that she is so well appreciated from it, as The Ariel of the University of and interpreted even beyond the limits of New Minnesota comes to the rescue with a compre- England. As there are at present so few colhensive and interesting, albeit rather brief, article lege poems of any particular worth, it may not on the life and work of the late Celia Thaxter. be out of place to quote one of Mrs. Thaxter's The author is Mr. E. B. Johnson, to whom most exquisite works, the strain of which is not due credit should be given. He thoroughly unlike that often attempted by the college poet: grasps the condition and situation under which
BECAUSE OF THEE. the work of Mrs. Thaxter was done, and the article is the result of a sympathetic understand
My life has grown so dear to me,
Because of thee, ing of the extreme loneliness of her life and the
My maiden with the eyes demure, resultant effects, which are not at all gloomy,
And quiet mouth, and forehead pure. but thoroughly alive with a surpassing love for
Joy makes a summer in my heart, Nature, which love is her one great theme.
Because thou art ! Mr. Johnson has used both judgment and dis
The very winds melodious be, crimination in his choice of poetic selections,
Because of thee ! illustrative of his views of the beloved poet, and
The rose is sweeter for thy sake, the entire article is a most creditable one.
The waves in softer music break,
On brighter wings the swallows dart, strikes the key-note in the closing paragraph of
Because thou art ! his sketch :
My sky is swept of shadows free, “ Her writings do not have the accuracy of
Because of thee ! presentation of a photograph, but rather a truth
Sorrow and care have lost their sting, to nature that we find in the paintings of a
The blossoms glow, the linnets sing,
All things in my delight have part, great master. Her pen pictures are not cold,
Because thou art ! and stiff, and merely accurate. They are living, real, natural. She is not profound but human. The following selection from the Bow doin Almost all of her writings are of the sea, and as
Orient is chosen for its cleverness rather than the poet of the sea she stands supreme. She for any poetic merit:may never be classed among the great American
I promised Chloe I would never use tobacco more, poets, but there will always be those who will And I felt myself a hero and a martyr as I swore. read her books and will cherish her memory as
Of course I did n't mean it, but then, she would never that of a friend. Of her personality one writer,
know, who knew her, says: “And do
And she'd think herself quite happy just to save a soul know how
you pleasant it is to look into a bright room, full of And when next I called on Chloe, I thought her very pictures, and books, and Aowers, and color, and
hard, all sorts of lovely furnishings, quaint and sur
Because she would n't see me after I'd sent up my prising — with a constant fire burning upon
Next week I learned a vile mistake had snarled those the hearth that sparkles, gleams, and glows, and auburn locks, illumines the whole ? Just so it is to look into For I'd sent her up a picture from my last “Sweet this face.'
Messrs. Benton and Walker, '94, College of Messrs. Butler and Kenyon, '94, have Letters, have entered the Junior class.
returned to the Hill and will take special work. Professor Maulsby offers the students three The latter part of June, Mrs. Mabel L. special courses in Oratory, which promise to be MacCoy spoke at the National Prohibition Conas popular as they were last year.
test at Prohibition Park, New York.
It is Professor Curtis that is welcomed back At the annual meeting of the Christian this fall. He offers a new elective course in Union, E. R. Sampson, '96, Arts, was elected Old Testament Sociology.
president, T. A. Fisher '96, vice-president,
Miss Isabella MacDuff, '97, secretary and treasThe engagement is announced of Charles Henry Wells, of the Senior class, to Miss Minerva Morse, of Columbus, Wisconsin.
Last year one-fourth of the entering class in
the Divinity School were women. Omer G. Petrie, '94, Editor of Onward, gave one-half of the entering class are women.
At two papers at the Harriman Convention of the
the same rate of increase men will be novelties Y. P. C. U., upon “ Onward” and Y.P.C.U.
in the class of '99. libraries.
The past summer Mr. Frank Blackford has Mr. Arthur A. Blair, President of the New
been doing ministerial work for his father in Hampshire Y.P.C. U., returned this week from
Ohio. He preached at El Dorado, Palestine, the State Convention at Marlboro, where he and New Paris His father has been obliged to delivered the annual address.
retire on account of his continued ill health. Mr.“ Harry” Taylor, who preached at Girard
Miss Belle MacDuff acted as State Missionand Lundy's Lane, Pennsylvania, during the ary for New Hampshire, during the summer. summer, will not return to the school this fall, Clifford E. Jones preached at Windsor, Ohio, but continue his preaching for a year.
and also acted as missionary for the North
eastern Ohio Conference of the Y. P. C. U. Mr. Charles D. Welch, formerly of '95, who left college at the close of his freshman Arthur A. Blair preached at South Stafford year and was married shortly after, is the proud and Sharon, Vermont, the past summer ; Joseph father of a daughter, born last month.
F. Cobb, at North and East Montpelier, Ver
mont; Alfred J. Cardall, at Londonderry, VerJ. Harner Wilson has enjoyed a cycling tour mont; Dr. Thomas Roscoe, at Hartland, through Europe. Mr. Wilson met with many Vermont; Charles H. Wells, at Felchville, royal receptions. An American on a bicycle is Vermont. still a decided novelty in some parts of the Old World.
On the ninth day of the present month, Carl
F. Henry, formerly of the class of '94, will be Dean Leonard spent the earlier part of his united in marriage with Miss Lena Marie vacation at Breezy Hill, near Lisbon, New Lothrop. The ceremony will be performed Hampshire, and the later part at Breezy Point, in the All Souls' Universalist Chapel at Clevea spur of Moosilanke.
All sincerely hope that land, Ohio, of which city the bride and groom the Dean has fully regained his health.
are residents. In Goddard Chapel, Tufts College, Aug. 10, The Heth Aleph Resh society has completed '94, Frank F. Eddy, '96, and Fannie H. Gibbard, its house on Sawyer Avenue. The ground Aoor both of Charlotte, Michigan, were united in the contains a reception room, parlor, and diningbonds of matrimony by the Rev. W. A. Start. apartments; the second Aoor has sleeping-rooms, The TUFTONIAN offers its congratulations. while the third contains the private quarters of
the fraternity. The house is commodious, and The students in the entering class are: Mrs. well adapted to the needs of the society. W. M. Smith, of Medford Hillside ; Miss Olive J. Amies, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; Miss The Universalists of East Gaines, New York, Lucy Milton, of Waverley, Massachusetts ; Miss enjoyed the preaching of James D. Tillinghast, Marcil Selman, of Marblehead, Massachusetts; during the vacation period; Granby, ConnectiMessrs. Betram D. Boivin and Harry E. Roul cut, that of Theodore A. Fischer; Dunstable, lard, of Hinsdale, New Hampshire ; Mr. Dwight Massachusetts, that of A. Eugene Bartlett; A. Ball, of Chester, New Hampshire, antd Andover, Maine, that of Frank Eddy; South Edward M. Barney, of Lynn, Massachusetts. Buxton, Maine, that of Merrill C. Ward.
Medical School. The Faculty has been increased in number by Dr. R. E. Darrah, Clinical Lecturer on Surthe addition of the following: – Professor A. gery, received the degree of M. D. from HarE. Austin, Professor C. A. Pitkin, Professor S. vard in 1889, served one year in the Children's G. Webber, Professor E. W. Cushing, Profes- Hospital and two years in the City Hospital, sor J. A. Tenney, and Professor J. L. Hildreth. and in 1891 was appointed Assistant Port Phy
sician, He now has an appointment as Surgeon The second term of the Medical School
to Boston Dispensary, previous to this appointbegins under very favorable circumstances.
ment being Orthopædic Surgeon. Is a member The entering class is a large one, and the two of the Massachusetts and Boylston Medical upper classes have received numerous recruits. Societies, Boston Society for Medical ObservaThe course of study has been broadened, tion, Harvard Medical School Association, and and many and important additions have been
the University Club. made to the board of instruction.
Dr. Harold Williams, Clinical Lecturer on Members of the class of '94 met, August Diseases of Children, received the degrees of A. 14, and formed a graduate association, elect- B. and M. D. from Harvard, the former in ing the following officers : president, C. D. 1875, and the latter in 1878. He has an Knowlton; ist vice-president, T. F. Greene; appointment as Physician to Boston Dispensary, 2nd vice-president, R. N. Pearce; secretary, being in charge of the Children's Department. W. A. White; treasurer, LeGrand Blake; He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical assistant secretary, E. E. Thorpe.
Society, Boston Society for Medical Observa
tion, Boston Society of Medical Improvement, During the summer months, the college and Harvard Medical School Association. Dr. building has been thoroughly overhauled and
Williams is a frequent contributor to the Bosremodelled, and another foor has been added,
ton Medical and Surgical Journal. Among his in order to furnish increased laboratory facili
many papers are articles on c Climatic Treatties, also a much-needed recitation hall. The
ment of Phthisis," " Sanitary Condition of departments of Chemistry, Pathology, and Bac- Nantucket,” and series on “Hodgkins's teriology receive the most benefit from these
Dr. Ernest W. Cushing, Professor of GynæAmong the new appointments are Harold cology, received the degree of A. B. from HarWilliams, M. D., as Clinical Lecturer on Chil- vard, 1864, and that of M. D. from the College dren's Diseases; R. E. Darrah, M.D., as Clinical of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, in 1867. Lecturer on Surgery; Geo. A. Webster, M. He has been surgeon to the Women's CharD., Lecturer on Otology; Wm. P. Derby, M. ity Club Hospital since the time of its founding, D., Assistant in Obstetrics ; T. F. Greene, M. and the fame of this institution is largely due D., Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy; Geo. to his efforts. As editor of Annals of Gynæ
“ A. Whitehill, M. D., Prosector of Anatomy. cology and Paediatry” and editor and translator
of the American edition of “ Pathology and Members of the class of '94 who have Therapeutics of Diseases of Women,” he occucommenced practice of medicine are located as
pies an important position among medical follows:
writers. Among his many contributions to Le Grand Blake, Milford,
medical literature are the following articles : W. A. White, 16 Mount Vernon St., Boston. « Relations of Certain Bacteria to Puerperal E. R. Wylie,
71 Boylston St., Boston. J. C. D. Clark,
” « True Nature of So-Called Ulcer
Infection,' 15 Tufts St., Charlestown. J. H. Meigs. Beachmont.
ation of the Os Uteri,” and “Pathology and C. D. Ebaun, 159 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Diagnosis of So-Called Pelvic Cellulitis, He E. E. Thorpe, 711 Boylston St., Boston.
is a member of the Massachusetts Medical E. M. Faxon, Hotel Huntington, Boston.
the American Gynæcological J. C. Gallison, Dartmouth St., Boston. T. F. Greene, 316 Warren Ave., Roxbury.
Society, and Fellow of the American Academy E. G. Stone, Lawrence.
In undertaking the work of this department, ington, Illinois, after some time spent at his the editor recognizes its importance to the grad- home in Calais, Vermont. uate portion of the TUFTONIAN readers, and
'80. The Rev. Theodore E. Busfield is desires to make it as live and as full of interest to them as possible. In order to do this he pastor of the First Baptist Church at Utica,
New York. He delivered the Russell lecture in must have the co-operation of all alumni and under-graduates.
Goddard Chapel, Sunday, September 23. The complaint in past times that the paper has not contained enough alumni news is more
’83. Professor O. H. Perry, who, with his
brother, founded and owns the Rutland Classithe fault of the complainers than of the editor.
cal Institute at Rutland, Vermont, is to be conIt is practically impossible for an under-graduate gratulated upon the addition to his family of a editor, unfamiliar as he must be with the larger daughter, born August 29. part of the graduate body of the college, to keep an eye upon the whole field covered by the '85. Samuel Warren Mendum, of Dorchesdepartment. Therefore in setting out upon ter, was in the early part of July united in this work we bespeak the assistance of one and marriage with Miss Sarah F. Clark, of Lewiston, all. Send in any little scraps of news concern- Maine. Mr. and Mrs. Mendum will reside in ing yourself or any member of the alumni. Dorchester. Address all communications to the Alumni Editor of the Tuftonian.
'86. H. H. Dunham, now with the law
firm of Wolcott & Haile at 421 Equitable '58. The Rev. Dr. J. C. Snow and wife, Building, Denver, Colorado, visited friends in of Haverhill, accompanied by their son C. J. the East this summer, and made a Aying call at Snow, '94, have spent the summer travelling in Tufts. Europe.
'86. Neal A. White has sold his bank in '59 and '91. Among those who delivered Anita, Iowa, and gone into the real estate busiimportant addresses at the Maine Universalist
ness in Des Moines. His address in the latter State Convention we notice the names of the city is 931 3d Street. Rev. Dr. Henry Blanchard, of Portland, and the Rev. H. R. Rose, of Auburn.
'88. The Universalist faith was represented
in the Plymouth School of Ethics by the Rev. 267. The Rev. E. A. Perry, of Fort Plain, I. C. Tomlinson, of Arlington ; the Rev. H. E. New York, visited at the Hill recently.
Cushman, '90; and the Rev. Warren S. Wood’74. F. W. Eddy, now with the New York bridge, ’74, of Medford. Press Association, was elected to the board of
'89. D. T. Montague has been appointed trustees of Goddard Seminary at the last annual meeting. A. W. Dana, '84, of
postmaster at Tufts College, and has fitted
up a new and attractive office in Commons Topeka, Kansas, the Rev. J. Harry Holden,
Hall. '85, of Amherst; and O. K. Hollister, '89, of Barre, were also elected members of the same '91. The engagement of H. Austin Tuttle, body, and the latter was subsequently made teacher of Greek and Latin at Goddard Semisecretary of the board.
nary, Barre, Vermont, to Miss Laura S. Oldes,
of Barre, has been announced. '74. The Rev. Warren S. Woodbridge, Professor of Applied Christianity in the Divinity '92. The engagement is announced of MelSchool, has just sailed for Europe, where he will vin M. Johnson, of this class, to Miss Ina D. spend a year in the study of sociology, prepara- Freeman, of Newark, New York. tory to beginning his work as professor.
'92. The Rev. L. E. Williams is supplying '80. Harley N. Pearce has resumed his the Universalist pulpits at Good Luck and duties as teacher in the High School at Bloom- Waretown, New Jersey.