Doane College - Tiger Yearbook (Crete, NE)

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Ill,-T .........,im Y, Quarter Centennic1lYecrr. To THE FRIENDS or DOANE COLLEGE. ln connection with the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Doane College, the Junior Class will issue next June a Souvenir History Which will represent the history of Doane forthe past twenty-ive years, from the students, standpoint. The book Will be about half as large again as our last year's annual and will be an improvement in every respect. Besides many other features, the book will contain histories of all student organizations and of all phases of student life, such as Christian Work, Athletics, Social Life, Literary Work, etc. There Will be a history of the faculty, a collection of poems by Doane students of all classes, a sketch of the alumni and some or- iginal Work in the Way of stories, plays and poems. The Souvenir will be illustrated with half-tone engravings and zinc etchings. There will be engravings of the faculty, past and present, of the Junior class, various student organizations, views about the college campus and the city of Crete, and also pen and ink sketches of interest to college students. The book will be handsomely bound in blue silk, Will con- tain 96 pages of heavy enameled paper, 7x9 inches in size, and will be printed and bound in the very best manner. The business part of the undertaking is wholly in the hands of the Junior class, who will be responsible for any loss. In case a profit is made, the amount will be donated to the Quarter Cen- tennial endowment Fund of Doane college. We believe that every alumnus, former student and friend of the college will be interested in this undertaking and Will want one or more copies of the book, and to make the undertaking a success We need your cordial support. By subscribing for the book you will help the class in their efforts and your orders Will be heartily appreciated. The price of the book is 31.00 per copy, postpaid. Send your orders to F. R. FAIRCHILD, Business Mgr. Crete, Neb. Na-H 6 mx ni ,, 'A W 1 w " ' , 1 A U W . 3, U gf ' - A limi' i I .V' X, I X, ? v W5 My-is 694 n H 1 l f.- the Kfnst 1.- UUYIQYQ ,,, ,,, ,,. Published bv the Glass of 1898 on the Cwentvffifth Hnniversarv of the Founding of Doane Zollegem S723 QYQIQ, HQDYEISRG Wie juli? 23 l897 1 an A1597 I AMN! laik f 'ganna My -. ' 12123, P H05 RUR -In I Ill. .lk .. w,, . 1 M EAL gm W F' ,4 " 'snag I-.iq gy, Wim 1:33 ,ME ' A '. , f my-A Q Zollege Ytll 3 Do-do-do-re-mi Fa-fa-sol-la-si D-o-a-n-e DOANE I X Q, 6 x wif? S 'V nz? fix . . Yaxx 3455 'QQ sill A ' QU, ff 'DOANE COLLEGE 'X OIOYS 3 ORANGE AND BLACK 1 A Ion DEI: Q 'I TO PRESIDENT D. B. PERRY IN COMMEMORATION OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR OF HIS CONNECTION WITH DOANE COLLEGE, THE CLASS OF 1898 RESPECTFULLY DEDICATE THIS VOLUME ::::::::::: IQ1.NIQl,NIvI.HI,XIvl.X I EdiI0l'S 6 LUCIUS F. REED, Editor-in-Chief ' RALPH D. BROWN, SARAH M. HOTZE, f FRED R. FAIRCHILD, Business Manager 1- Assistant Editors BERTHA D. SAKVYER, Assistant Business Manager NETTIE A. AKSAMIT EMERY W. ELLIS LEVINUS K. ROBERTS H. BELLE ATWATER JAMES I. COCHRANE LoU1sE W. BILLINGS VVILLIAM H . HOTZE JOSEPH C. NOYCE EDITH OGDEN J, 57 , tffif ,gf ,Pj , NN Glass motto Tofs Se E'p.1rpozr0ev E1reK1'eL'y61.Le11os 3 Class Color YALE BLUE 3. Glass Yell Boon1 - la - lu! Boom - la - la! 'Urs-ruf: Kaz Euevvjffovra. I 4 J. RAY ELLISON if i -Q, f 1-1 . . ,ii a. ,- Q I SF' . x - - 9 :vm -N' . . ' L. F. Reed J. C. Noyce Louise W. Billings Nettie A. Aksamit, Historian Sarah M. Hotze, Vice-Pres. Edith Ogden, Sec. ' E. W. Ellis W. H. Hotze J. R. Ellison L. K. Roberts F. R. Faircluld Bertha D. Sawyer R. D. Brown, Pres. H. Belle Atwater J. I. Cochrane QT A ' I' lg Q' Q s. Q 5 N l- ff 41 ' ' 'l 1 gl 'L o g f. Q - EELW lIlil'0ClllCIiOll 3 pf" HERE is no ti1ne in the history of an institution at which it is more appropriate to glance backward . L2 5 and contemplate whatuhas been accomplished than :T 4 on some important anniversary. Many things worthy it of record occur which, soon forgotten, are past recall ll 1 4 unless recorded in some permanent form. Accord- :5 1 ll ' ingly the Class of 398 have taken the opportunity to issue THE FIRST QUARTER, hoping that it may be found to be a correct history of the student life as it has existed in our Alma Mater. VVe have tried to make the historical sketches of the diilerent organizations concise, and as accurate as possible with the meager records at hand. The poems which are credited to former students have appeared from time to time in the Owl, and, with three or four exceptions, were Written while their authors were yet under-graduates. XVe wish to express our gratitude to the Faculty, and especially for the hearty co-operation of the Advisory Committee-J. H. Powers, Margaret E. Thompson, and W. E. jillson. We are indebted to many of the Alumni for their good wishes and assistance. To Mr. A. B. Show of Leland Stanford Ir. Uni- versity and to Rev. G. W. Mitchell of Franklin, Nebraska, we are 'vr LL ,,..- N indebted for the 'tAnniversary Odel' and "Early Reminiscences ,j 'f ' ff Qmvse r -N5 of Doane." VVe are also grateful to Mr. John H. Cassel of 'WWW' ,P . gfiff - 1 Chicago for work done in illustrating and overseeing the en- 1 - A 'Q Y " 1' th' b k. ,. graving or is oo . . Vve send forth this httle portrayal of Doane's FIRST " , QJUARTER to the students, Alumni, and friends of the college, " ll . hoping that it may be found entertaining and instructive. VVe ' if flll trust that as the years come and go it may call up f ff pleasant recollections of the past, and in some degree Za zfif ' .f f' , prove itself worthy to be heldas a memento of Doane's fflyg , .fx . ':' X 1 ' 2 :22 Twentv-fifth Anniversary. . 1:1325 Eff if ' 4, rx ,ya ' 5 .HlIlllVQl'Sdl'V UQ Hrlev Barthlow Show, 'sz 3 ERE, Weary, let me rest. f Through silent spaces of the upper air The mountains rise aloft into the blue, ", And sunshine rich in evanescent hue fqxf Stays lingering on the hoary summits there, i I And on beyond the west 1 2 , L Old ocean beats his patient music o'er 'Gainst the rude rock, and on the melting sand Dies breathless, or recedes to some far land Seeking, but finds no rest, forevermore. It is a day for aye To live and love, yet gladly bartered here, If memory but loose her gentle wing, And mounting into yesterday new sing Of other days departed and so dear. The mountains fade away 5 'Where ocean was, a world of waving grain, Fair farinsteads, and the green of growing maize, Sunlight, and melodies the west wind plays,- D O radiant prairies I So you live again. And one, the best of all, One blessed spot where yet the world is new, Vvhere Alma Maier crowns the sloping h Fronting the world and duty g Where she ill, still V Looks east or west and knows her children true g Where still her loving call, Pealing like bells accordant, oler the land Rings clear, till all our grateful hearts arise And, homeward turning, brings her glad And filial greeting, and the warm right hand. Visions on visions grow. Here, where the dreams of high-aspiring youth, Daring all noble deeds, began to be, And love awoke and, like a panoply Of knightly honor, clad the soul in truth,- Here like sweet waters How All freshly by dear memories of joy In books and noble thoughts, and suddei Hallow the friendships of forgotton years Too good to die, 'coo pure to know alloy. 6 surprise, 1 I .SSN I f U19 "tl f V fl! 'V A W il Ulf f, if -1 ,I 4 ,,,f f' 1 - , Q V' ",. 1 tears 19!,fifi.'N'yJ ,V . T 1 A, 3, A ,fif- ,7. .,, ,xx ,f ,,,+,,,, -af f'f.f4, lr':rf ' I ., ZH aftlfagg .f. -1 ,M -. - li So let the past go by, Y 'f' Blending in mellow shades and softer light 1, All good and ill, all vanished joy and pain That wait and linger like the faint refrain H If Of dying music on the silent night. It is no time to sigh . X X For dream-lands past all reach of voice or cry g . maj They were, but are not, for they passed away They left but memory and the glad to-day,- To-day and promise of the bye-and-bye. To-day Y O matchless hour 'Whither the slow upmoving ages bear The heritage of wisdom and the worth ' And hope and glory of the elder earth, To dower thee, so true and passing fair : Thine is the holy power To set the world a blossom in the sun, Fragrant and beautiful, till love shall twine, Like the sweet tendrils of a clinging vine, Round all thy happy children, one by one. And thou, O sunny land, To-morrow I who art yet to live and be ! Like unfamiliar voices calling far Across the radiance of the morning star, Into new day we go, and answer thee g Lo ! smiling dost thou stand In the dim dawn, as simple maidenhood Vested in truth and nobly pure and wise 5 And in thy vision all our thoughts arise And follow where thou leadest unto good. And, mother dear, to thee, Sun-crowned and queenly on thy gracious throne, Whither our pilgrim hearts in loving song Go up rejoicing, as a merry throng Of children bearing summer flowers to one They honor most,-to thee XVhat meed is due, what gift of summer cheer, What fragrant chaplet, garlanding in bloom And grateful praise, the dear, familiar home, Is fit the message of our love to bear? Strong in the lapsing years, Strong in the swift allegiance and the faith Of all thy sons and daughters, thou shalt see The upward march of ages yet to be, And faithful serve in life and unto death g And passing hopes and fears Shall bear thee ever onward, till thou stand, Lifting expectant eyes to the dear face Of Him who fixes and appoints thy place, Glorious, and serving still, at His right hand. 7 fa fr x , XX uf! X , H gi. I 1 ar 'B 41 X l wil l ,WH p, MRL l- 1 fill ul I l i 'i I T l wg -if! 'f ll lf , ,i Xml' w 'Q "'l,,,I.q!Ui F" 'W-E A ii ,M , A l.1if-PM Gorps of Instructors . 3 POWER inheres in an efficient, talented body of earnest men and women. Doane has been fortunate in this respect. It has been said that there is no bet- ter way of describing an institution of learning tha11 by characterizing the members of its Faculty. Our space, however, allows us to do little more than nanie them. Before the opening of the first term of Doane College the executive committee engaged Rev. D. B. Perry as a tutor. At the close of the first year, July 1, 1873, he was elected to the professorship of Latin and Greek. Mr. Perry graduated from Yale in the class of 1863, standing second in a class that num- . bered 122 at graduation: He studied theology at Union and Princeton Seminaries for two years, and PRES- D- B. PERRY completed his theological studies in the Yale Divinity School during the two following years and while a tutor in Yale. After traveling fourteen months in Europe he again occupied a tutorship in Yale for nearly two yers. He entered Nebraska as a home missionary in 1872. In 1874, while connected with the college, he was commissioned by the Missionary Society of Connec- ticut to labor among the Bohemians and other foreigners of the county. The 15400 a year which he received for this work was turned into the college treasury. Previous to 1881 he was senior professor, but in that year he became, in title as well as in fact, President Perry. For a quarter of a century President Perry has spared no pains to promote the ever-increasing use- fulness of this institution of learning. At the beginning of the second year Miss Mary W. Merrill became the first preceptress. She was the sister of Rev. O. W. Merrill, " one of the earliest and best friends of the college? Miss Merrill received her training at Meriden, New Hampshire. In the college she assisted in the preparatory department and taught French and German. She severed her connection with the college after eight years of earn- est, successful work, and the students missed the presence of one who had always been their trusted advisor. At the opening of the second term of the third year avaluable addition was made to the small Faculty by nie coming of Prof. A. B. Fairchild, Seri of Presi- dent Fairchild of Berea. He has since spent two , years in Oberlin Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1887. Prof. Fairchild spent two years in the East as financial agent of the college. For the past ten years he has done efhcient service as college treasurer, and as a result of his valuable services the college has never lost on any of its invest- A. B. FAIRCHILD 8 ments. He is now working on tl1e Quarter-centeib nial Endowment Fund. Miss Amelia Tyler came in 1876, increasing the Faculty to four members. Miss Tyler was remarkable for the breadth of her information. Following Miss Tyler came Rev. Asa Farwell, who taught Latin and English. His family took charge of the college boarding-hall. Rev. Mr. Farwell and Prof. Kendall are two members of the past Faculty who have died within the last three years. Prof. Chas. E. Stearns was a step-son of the late Mr. Boswell, of Hartford, Conn. Mr. Boswell has been one of the most generous friends of the college, and our observatory bears his honored name. Prof. Stearns had been a missionary in Turkey previous to Coming to Doane. He gave instruction in Latin and natural sciences the first year, the next year he was elected Boswell Professor of Greek. September 7, 1880, marked the opening of the ninth year of Doa11e College. The catalogue of that year shows eight professors and instructors. The names of Rev. Goodwin D. Swezey, professor of nat- ural sciencesg Miss Lydia V. Cone, teacher in ancient and modern languages, Mr. I. N. Davidson, assistant in Latin and English, and Mrs. Adelaide Dearborn, teacher in elocution, appear as members of the Faculty. Prof. Swezey is an alumnus of Beloitg after graduation he spent seven years at his Alma Mater in teaching and doing post-graduate work. He was always' active in student enterprises. For many years he was president of the Doane College Oratorical Association and director of the College Glee Club. After fourteen years of hard, efhcient service, Prof. Swezey accepted the position of director of the Nebraska NVeather Service at our State University. Mr. Davidson was the first instructor at Doane who was a " home product." A member of the class of 1880, he taught Latin and English. In company with Prof. Kendall he spent a year abroad, returning to his work at Doane in the fall of 1885. He was an instructor for seven years. In the collection of poems in this souvenir will be found poems writ- ten by him when he was at student at Doane in the early days. Miss Cone, who is now Mrs. XV. VV. Curtis, and is doing the work of a missionary's wife at Sendai, Japan, came frc m Oberlin. She had made a specialty of Greek, and was a successful teacher. The first year she was an instructor in ancient and modern languages, and then became Miss Merril1's successor as preceptress, also instructing in German and Greek. Owing to poor health she was absent on leave twice, and during her absence the office of preceptress was in turn filled by Miss Porter, instructor in music, and H. F. DOANE J. s. BROXVN 9 Miss Ida L. Miller, who taught inatheinatics for the school year of 1883-1884. B Although the Conservatory of Music was estab- .L lished in 1880, it was not till the fall of 1881 that X -P , instruction was given to the first class in vocal and instrumental music by Miss Nellie E. Porter. In the ' spring of 1884 Miss Cora Gates, now Mrs. Cora G. i" 15, - Davison of Denver, became the popular teacher of f T - P n music. Under her careful training the musical L .-1 ability of the students was greatly increased. In 1 ,. ,. X 1 ' 1885 Miss Eine M. Chadsey was chosen as an A In ulz, assistant. But, to return to the historical basis of this out- Ii' 'f" line, in the fall of 1882 the official record of the col- lege shows John S. Brown and Francis L. Kendall, as respectively instructors in chemistry and Normal Department, in German and French. Prof. Kendall has the honor of being the youngest person Who was ever a member of Doane's Faculty. Although he had traveled abroad quite extensively, he graduated from the classical course of Williams College when twenty years old. In the same year he came to Doane. He spent the school year of 1884- 1885 abroad, and his sister, Miss Marcia K. Kendall, taught in his place. That Prof. Kendall was a successful teacher is seen in the fact that in 1887 he was called to a professorship in his Alma Mater. Prof. Brown graduated from Bates in 1872. Before his graduation he was elected to the principalship of the Lyndon Literary Institute in Vermont, which position he held for nine years. During several summers he attended the sum- mer schools of Harvard University. Coming West because of failing health, Prof. Brown was Superin- tendent of Schools at Avoca, Iowa, before coming to Doane. In 1893 he was selected as Principal of . IMARGARET E. THOMPSON Sy the Academy. For fifteen years Prof. Brown has -' 1 kept in close touch with the student life of Doa11e as t' 1 , .i a personal friend of every student. ' 1 , fd Among the instructors of Doane we must note . , Miss Adah M. Gardner and Miss Lydia Kirkwood. ' e ry ,Q fl Both are now married to Methodist ministers, and 1 1 both were teachers in art and came from Hillsdale 1 J College, Michigan. Prof. Howard F. Doane came in 1886,and asin the .lm ' casesof Prof. Brown, Prof. Kendall, and others, taught '1 , ' 1. ,:lj i, 1 during the first year as an instructor. At the end of V 'Wifi' ' wk " i i the school year of 1886-1887 he was elected to the ' Boswell Professorship of Greek. Prof. Doane names Harvard as his Alma Mater, from which he gradu- ated in 1878. He taught in New York City and Poughkeepsie, N. Y., for four years. Fourteen months of 1895- 1896 were spent by him in H, 1-1. 1-roslroizn IO study and travel in Greece and other parts of Europe. Miss Martha I. Maltby of Ohio and Miss Eflie F. Kinne of Massachusetts, now Mrs. Goodell, were r in turn links in the chain of preceptresses. Following 9 . ' i':' A 4 - . Q these, came our present Principal of the Ladies, fl I Department and instructor in mathematics, Miss s Margaret E. Thompson. The student of Doane in the q A'-.,'- f 'Y,., QA. early years of the eighties might not have guessed . nj ' that Margaret Thompson would in a few short years ' ' " A become the dignified preceptress of Doane. She is ,U zz, in one of the three graduates of the college who have A::.,. - V, ,F afterward been numbered among the Faculty. Prof. F Show and Rev. Mr. Davidson are the other two. I lii ff Miss Thompson graduated with the class of 1886, and became a member of the Faculty the following fall. The summer and fall of 1892 were spent by her in visit- ing schools and colleges in the East. Miss Carrie E. Decker QMrs. Alford McCullock of Bostonj became instructor in music in 1886. Mrs. H. F. Doane was an assistant in her department the following year. Following her, Mr. NV. F. Gates and Miss Mary E. Latimer were each in turn in charge of the Conservatory for a year. Prof. H. H. I-Iosford graduated from Western Reserve College in 1880 and then taught three years in the preparatory department of that school. In 1885 he came to Nebraska. After another year at his Alma Mater he came to Doane in 1887 and taught Latin for tW0 y6a1'S The next three years he spent in Cleveland, Ohio, studying electrical engineering. In 1892 he returned to Doane and has since been professor of astronomy and physics and instructor in chemistry. In 1887 Prof. A. B. Show, a graduate of Doane in 1882, joined the teaching force. After completing his work at Doane he studied at Hartford and Andover A Theological Seminaries. As a student of Doane he wrote a number of poems, some of which are pre- served in the collection of this souvenir. After five W years of successful work Prof. Show accepted a posi- tion in the University of Leland Stanford Jr. at Palo ' Alto, California. Prof. Wm. E. Iillson graduated with highest honors from the Providence High School, and at his entrance examination at Brown he received first prizes in Latin and Greek. Completing Brown in 1882, he taught for six years in Providence, R. I. In 1888-89 he studied in Paris and the next year in Berlin. He came to Doane in 1890, and besides his Work as pro- fessor of modern languages Prof. Jillson is also col- lege librarian. Director H. Bert King has been at the head of the Doane Conservatory of Music since 1890. His family is one of musicians, and he received a broad musical w. E. JILLSON H. BERT KING II education. After serving through the war as a band leader he studied and taught music by turns. Among the many masters under whom he has studied are Prof. Goldberg, Dr. Rice, and Dr. Perkins. In 1881 he removed to Nebraska and after nine years of Work as a local music teacher he accepted his present posi- tion. March 22, 1894, marks the beginning of our Mili- tary Department, as on that date our professor of military science and tactics was detailed. This chair is occupied by First Lieutenant Chas. B. Hardin, 18th Infantry, U. S. A. Lieutenant Hardin's life has been one of energy, pluck, and perseverance. His early Illinois home was left for the army when he enlisted in 1872 as a private and served through the Modoc war, 1872-73. By dint of hard, efhcient labor he has risen from a private to a first lieutenant, has successfully passed the examination for captain, and only awaits a vacancy to take this well merited rank. In the fall of 1894 Prof. Joseph H. Powers was added to the Faculty. He graduated from the scien- tific course of the University of Wisconsin in 1890. He took one year of post-graduate work at Madison and then entered the University of Gijttin- gen, from which he received the degree of Ph.D. in 1892. The next two years were spentfin studying in various European schools and in Columbia University. Prof. Powers is pro- fessor of biology and geology. Many others have had places in our corps of instructors to whom space should be given. Among them are Mrs. E. K. Manville, Miss Adelaide Stebbins, Miss Martha Rebendorf, Miss Lizzie E- Boehne CMrs. N. Fay Smilhl, Mrs.. Sarah J. Doane, Miss Orpha E. Leavitt, Mrs. A. R. Rieth, Miss Mabelle F. Prutsman, and Mrs. Jennie C. Hosiord. These should be given credit for eflicient work for a shorter period of time or for successful work as assist- ants. Besides these, many student instructors from time to time have rendered valuable service. The Faculty of Doane have always been excep- tionally well united in all their efforts. The warmest of personal friendships have joined the Faculty together, and with almost no exceptions the utmost of harmony and good-will has characterized their meetings. Our task as enumerator of the college Faculty here ends, but it is pleasing to add that in a college like Doane faithful teachers are more than intellectual guides, they are rather personal friends, who make ineffaceable character impressions upon student lives, who start influences and molding forces that go on forever. J. 11. ifowmzs C. B. HARDIN I2 ' 4' Ngfpg jg 4. X up 51 K- ffdsmv vu, .-f - f rf fe? DAVWBQN 2 Jwszix vw? QLD THXRYX5 F L'KE'YDALLx Q Hillllllli 3 9 632 HE ties of friendship which are formed in colleges are stronger Q than those formed elsewhere among young people. This Q ' friendship is especially strong in small colleges where the ffl! students become better acquainted than they do in the larger ,I iqxl institutions. There We find, not infrequently, the thoughtful f interest and tender sympathy which characterizes the home and the home life. jg' In order to perpetuate this pleasant relationship and to pro- ' I mote the interests of the college, that had grown so dear, the eleven graduates of the nrst four classes orvanived on June I lb " 71 1880, the Doane College Alumni Association, which at present has II3 members. These members are widely scattered, but each Commencement a goodly number returns to Alma Mater to greet old friends and to meet new ones. As a tree is known by its fruit so is a college by her graduates, and Doane receives much honor at the hands of her children, and although an interesting book could be written upon this theme, we can here merely mention what a few have accomplished. Doane depends to no slight degree upon its Alumni for its advancement and success. They have not only given of their limited means to its support, but also by their attainments and words of praise have been instrumental in sending many other students to the college home. This influence is not local, for although many of the graduates have located in Nebraska, not a few have found their life work in other parts of the United States, and in each place they have made known their relationship with Doane. F. XV. Bates of the class of 'So has, for a number of years, carried on a noble Work as a missionary in Africa. He lived in Natal for several years and had charge of a boys' school at that place, later he and a friend went to Gazaland, where they have opened a missionary station. Mr. Bates is a very enthusiastic pioneer missionary, and Doanites are greatly inter- YZ, A r ested in his work. l . X EE A' VV. L. Curtis represents the class of '86 i11 K5 'i 1, foreign missions. He has been for several years professor of English in the Doshisha University at XJ, M fx Kyoto, japan. A. A. Davis, ,9I, was a professor Riff' C , in the Doshisha University for two years, but is XXX now doing missionary work at Nagasaki, Japan. ,U N, X He has been assisted greatly in his work by his ll' LQ wife, Anna Jackson, '95. Mr. L. M. Oberkotter, A Q '94, taught for two years in the government school it vw at Osaka, japan. ,I Rx K The Alumni are represented in almost every Q ,.g 34, field of labor, and not a few are attaining renown I9 pf l in their professions. The greater per cent are fel ,fi iff., ,-V7 - teaching in colleges, academies, and public schools. L, 13 , V, 7. Of the twenty-eight thus engaged J. N. Bennett, '90, is principal of QR the academy at Chadron, Nebraska. Florence Xvhipple, '92, now Mrs. Bennett, taught in Springfield, Illinois, after graduating, but at present is assisting in the Chadron Academy. I. H. Bennett, ,93, and F. T. Owen, '96, are instructors in Franklin Academy, and it is inter- esting to note that Franklin has sent more graduates to Doane than any other academy in the state. R. D. Morgan, '96, is one of the instructors in Weeping VVater Academy. I. T. House, '88, is presi- dent of Kingfisher College, Oklahoma, and L. N. Farr, '95, is instruc- tor in German and French in the same institution. Addie G. Root, Q '95, the wife of L. N. Farr, is also in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. T. H. H. Knight, '88, is princi- pal of the academy at Duxbury, Massachusetts. Herman Patton, '93, is principal of the Indian School at Helesiva, Indian Territory, and Robert P. Hoxsey, '93, is one of the instructors in that school. G. A. Gregory, '82, was for a number of years connected with Gates College at Neligh, Nebraska, but is now principal of the Public Schools at Medford, Oregon. His wife, Mary Foss, graduated from Doane in 1881. Jessie L. jones, '84, studied German and French abroad for two years and then taught in a seminary in Jacksonville, Illinois. Later she studied in Chicago University, where she has taken high rank. G. W. Horton, '86, was for some years professor of Latin and Greek in Salisbury Academy in Missouri, but is at present superintendent of the Public Schools in Dwight, Illinois. May Bennett, YQI, is principal of the High School at Seward, Nebraska. Bert VVilliarns, '94, taught Greek and Latin two years in Galesville College, Wisconsin, and since that time has been principal of the High School in Utica, Nebraska. Some of the graduates since leaving Doane have continued inivery close relationship with the college. Among these is G. W. Mitchell, who graduated ' with the first class in 1877. He has since been a frequent visitor and has become , , - l X .1 is 1 A ,Qvfx 'I fi , f'- Q ,' 'low lJ,:i"ff7IiW' P -ii ill, ,bln 1 E.. 'EE' J . n. Q ' ' intimately acquainted with many of the students. Mr. Mitchell has always been a loyal Doanite, and besides arousing a religious enthusiasm wherever he goes, he I ,, has devoted much time to helping Franklin Academy and Doane. Mr. Mitchell X is one of the trustees of his Alma Materf C. C. Smith, '87, is another of the ,ff ,,r,,- f , Alumni who is at present a trustee of the college. f Fifteen of Doane's graduates are engaged in some form of ministerial work. 7 H. H. Avery, '82, is pastor at Steelburg, Nebraska, John Lange, '82, at Leigh, ' - . s ' ' ' . ,, W Nel- aska, EU. .Dean, 88, at Wilniette, Illinois, A. F. NV. Hertcl, 89, at W I 4 gif Bunker Hill, Illinois, A. V. House, 89, at New Salem, Massachusettsg E. E. W7 0, I Sprague, '89, at Farnam, Nebraska, G. T. Noyce, '92, at Willowdale, Nebraska 5 X J. A. Otis, '90, is in Connecticut, J. M. Kokjer, '95, at Clarks, Nebraska, and My Z' james Carruthers, '86, is Y. M. C. A. Secretary in Butler, Pennsylvania. 1.1. Bonekemper, '80, is at present a trustee of the college and is another Alumnus who is well known by the students of to-day, as he and his wife, Myrtle Bridges, '78, are frequent visitors in Crete. Mr. Bonekemper is a successful lumber dealer in Sutton, Nebraska, and is also Mayor of that city. He was elected president of the Nebraska Lumbermen's Association at a recent meeting. J. N. Davidson of the same class was for some time instructor in his Alma Mater. He has since become known as an author, and is at present a clergyman in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Several of D0ane's graduates have entered the literary neld, and among these is Anna Hahn, 'SL Her book entitled " Chautauqua Days " is interesting to those who have attended Chautauqua at Crete. A. B. Show, '82, became professor in his Alma Mater in 1887. In the year ISQI he 14 I Q 0 accepted a position as associate professor in the History Department of Stanford University. He has since been made professor of European history in that institution. Mrs. Show will be remembered by the Alumni as Bucephalia XVolph, '87, That the Alumni never lose their interest in the welfare of the students of Doane and citizens of Crete was evinced by the fact that F. B. Stephens, '82, came from his home in Salt Lake City last fall to give them advice on the silver question. Mr. Stephens is one of the strong leaders of the Populist Party in Utah. Samuel Avery, '87, went from Doane to the State University, where he became assistant professor of chemistry. He devoted much time to ,:'-' - . ,. fs- ., ., ,L 'I Hx VI. ."' . 4 ra Z --A ff Q the study of chemistry and finally resigned his position to go to Heidel- burg, Germany. Last year he received the degree of Ph. D. from the university at that place, and has been made professor of chemistry in the University of Nebraska. F. W. Dean, '86, studied medicine in London, Paris, and Vienna. Uponhis return to America he located in Omaha, and is a well-known oculist and aurist. In mentioning graduates who have been closely connected with the D- ,-ll, S Z' rf' .ry 4 Q 1 3 ,MN ,ff M ij QQ' 'fa N 0' faaixg 1,f I 9 I ,lil I' 7 X I A 1' "lil IJ X .: ,N 1 'lMuimt it.14L college since graduation, the name of Margaret E. Thompson should not Q V . be omitted. She graduated in 1886, and since that time has been principal A of the Ladies' Department and instructor in mathematics in Doane. Orpha Leavitt, '86, was for one year instructor in her Alma Mater. Since then she attended Stanford University and is now teaching history in Milwaukee-Downer College, Milwaukee. Two of Doane's graduates represent the Alumni in the editorial profession. E. H. Bross, '81, edits The Oregovzian in Portland, Oregon, and F. H. Porter, '86, has The H0!dreg'e Citizen in Holdrege, Nebraska. H. S. Dungan of the class of '86 is a successful lawyer in Hastings and one of the leading politicians of that district. He was this year elected county attorney of Adams County. E. E. Spencer, '86, has been practicing law in Lincoln, and is now a justice of the Peace in that city. ' He and his wife, Addie Buck, '89, are frequent visitors in Crete. L. I. Abbott, 87, is practicing law in Omaha. C. S. Andrews, '90, is a lawyer in Chicago, and has won considerable honor among the legal fraternity by his article entitled " Injunctions Against Crimes " which , appeared in the .A707'f1ZZUE5l'E7'7Z REZ'Z'FZL' two years ago. G. I. N Gilbert, '90, is a lawyer in Des Moines, Iowa. I A Of the I I5 who have completed the coursein Doane College all are living except Mrs. Lillian Foss of the class of '87 and Miss Ida Chapin, '82. We regret that we cannot here mention more of the Alumni, lb since there are many others equally successful and deserving. nu As it was twenty years ago when the first graduates were sent out from Doane, necessarily they are not all personally acquainted, yet this Alumni Association has established a bond of interest between them which will always exist. .4- .M A H' V aa. A x, 4 'S X 'V' 01.8.5 . - ,ft '3 vu ' 'L 'A n g JAX 'JL' ., ,X W 1 x X -iii , XXX r- - .. I I F ., 1' itil A ..ielf,,. f7'V"" i ' 85, 15 Q I Twilightls Hour 3 Q HE time that o'er my soul X, 32- Z l Has greatest power, i ff jf .li f aaaaa Comes e'er at day's decline,- 'Tis twilighfs hour. Then beats my wayward heart Subdued and low, As by me flit the ghosts Of long ago. My childhood has a charm ln memory, That naught of later life x v Can have -for me. For then my life was Love And free from wrong: And all its daily round One glad, sweet song. But o'er life's wild Unknown l've wandered far: The happy dreams of youth Long vanished are. Yet e'er at dayls decline, With looks of woe, Remorseless throng the ghosts Of long ago. ERNEST I-' ' 16 Q 4? aifqfjfjty gl! fl' ,Q 'ml li alff ld W f 3 'sf ,,,.' I f 44 35 'x I f EGYIV RQIIIMSCQIICQS of DOGIIQ 3' BV G. ill. IINICDQII, '77 3 A. BRIDGES, valedictorian of the class of '77, said: "This class possesses one distinction which shall ever be its own. No matter how large, or brilliant, orihandsome any other class may be, none but ours can ever be the hrst class. This distinction will, like wine of fine vintage, increase in value igwu M -.K with age. And when we are gray-haired men and grand- 'lf""'m mill, , 1 fathers it will be our chief glory, even if it is not the college's 'I "!"'r'fl'w I chief honor." V L1 Af' When Doane celebrates her semi-centennial I and my X7 ' -4 f ,A fellows expect to be the center of attraction and to occupy A-J ff 45 the chief seats at the feast. ii'-Egan? f The Hrst week in April, 1872, I came to Crete to attend the iitki u lc., I' Crete Academy, founded and conducted by the Rev. Fred- i3j,7gg4"' K erick Alley, for whom I did chores for my board. After buy- ' 'fy ' F Quin ing the necessary books I remember I had just I5 cents left, 7 and with that sum and a purpose to gain a college educa- ' tion I entered upon what proved to be sixteen terms of I academy and college work, unbroken until I stepped upon the platform in the old Academy Hall and delivered the 'first graduating oration and re- ceived the first degree conferred by Doane College. The same week in April there came to Crete Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Wolph, with their family of three children, accompanied by D. E. Tromble. 'We found already in school john Doane and Will and Myrtle Bridges. There were others, of course. But if any- thing was done in Doane College in the next tive years these, or some of them, were sure to be in it. BMV I BQIPQG T0 YOUNG DOGIIOZ COIIQQQ NVhen tl1eAState Association was about to meet in Omaha in june, 1872, to choose a location for the Congregational College of Nebraska, a good deacon of the little Congregational Church at Dorchester, a farmer, chosen a delegate to gg go to Omaha in the interest ofthe location at Crete, said he could not ' N7 I go because he had no one to do his chores. Mr. Alley spoke of it in my X 1 qu It' A hearing and I said: "I'll do his choresf' Accordingly for about a y jxu , f, week I milked cows, fed hogs, watered horses, and read "Uncle Tom's I if Cabin " on the farm while my representative deacon voted in Omaha to locate 'A X the college at Crete. That the combination won everybody knows to-day. 3 f u ' o 0ur Teachers v 3 The fall term, 1872, opene- Mr. Perry in charge. lVith him soon ff was associated Miss lil. VV. Mei .r, who had been one of the teachers in the I I7 l - i 9 Crete Academy. Later came Mr. Fairchild. These constituted our college Faculty. I am sure no teachers ever Won greater triumphs than these in transmuting K'raW" material into the "finished product"--emphasizing the "raw" and speaking the "finished" very lightly. Mr. Perry and Mr. Fairchild remain with the college, and later generations of students do not need that I speak of them. They were the ' ' Mark Hopkins and President Finney that made that bare old academy a real college to us all. But the most reverent place in our memory of Doane is reserved for Miss Merrill, who opened to us visions and perceptions of things not written down in college curricula. Hpparatus and Equipment These can be summed up in a sentence. The old Academy still stands. During all my college course it constituted and contained all the material equipment of Doane College. Lab- oratories there were none. In chemistry and physics, for ex- ample, we made about everything we used. Mr. Fairchild used to console us by saying that by the time we had made the apparatus and performed the experiments We had gotten more out of it than most students in great college laboratories. All We could do was to hope he was right. I Some Chings we Started - if 1. ,lx L liifi lf, K I -lf ll . ll! " 'Q 1' ,S . Q ullii X lll.in-uw I AEI ,071 I-+21 'E- I ai-El T?-?'-1 lf, .. y We began about everything that has ever been done at Doane. The boys in Doane in our day instituted a custom which, I have often noticed, has been maintained without impairment even to the present day, namely, the custom of " going with the girls " of Doane. "We were the first That ever burst Into that Knot silent, oh, no! butj blissful sea! " If now the boys of Doane will follow the custom out to its conclusion fwhich we also originatedj of, later on, marrying the girls they went with in college QI mean marrying one of themj, they needn't crave any further gift from heaven. Che BQSDQNGII l:itQl'dl'v Zlllb One of the first student movements at Doane was the organization of the Hesperian Club. I am sure of corroboration from every one of those that were active in society work when I say that the Hesperian Club, with its debates, and essays, and literary standards, was one of the most educative influences of our college course. VVe made much of the debateg it had pre- eminence in old Hesperia, and many a royal battle we had. One of the most famous debates of my college course was in the fall of 1876, during the Hayes and Tilden campaign. The question Was : "Resolved that the best interests of the country will be conserved by the success of the Republican party." It is something of a commentary on the political situation in the college, that when we cast about to choose champions for Democracy we could find but one genuine Democrat among us-Bonekemper of Sutton. Finally F. B. Stephens, out of a generous impulse of the heart, volunteered to be a Democrat for the time being. It proved the greatest debate in the history of the club. Of course the Republicans were victorious, but the joke was enjoyed when it 18 O became known that Stephens, unable to convince the judges, had succeeded in convincing himself, and though heretofore an ardent Republican, actually the next week voted for Samuel I. Tilden. Another debate occurring much earlier in Hesperian history was on the question 1" Resolved that a neat but sour-tempered wife is better than a slovenly sweet-tempered one." VVhat we said I have not the slightest idea now, but when we finished, Miss Helen Doane, now Mrs. Perry, shook her nnger at us and warned us that we need never expect her to recom- mend us to any girls looking for husbands. Hesperia also gave training to some distinguished essayists, prominent among them Miss Anna Hahn and Arley B. Show. We had no glee clubs, nor grand choruses, but music became very early in Doane one of the chief attractions and enjoyments of our programs. Miss Carrie Dean and G. A. Gregory may be named, among many others, who made melody for us. Che 0Wl The flight of the Owl began very early in the history of the I-Iesperian Club. All through my college course it was very modest and took only such flights as were permitted by the written page. But what leaders, what essays, what poetry, what locals were there I Hthletics YVe had no football, no field days. But let no one imagine that we had no activity or skill. Trials of skill were frequent among groups of students, in field sports and with gloves. Vlfe played base ball more or less every year of my course. I had the honor of being captain of the hrst regularly organized "college nine," which in the spring of 1877 played four match games, one at De W'itt, one wqgx at Dorchester, and two at Crete, the latter with the local C K, A team under the leadership of W. H. Barstow, lately come ' nga from Dartmouth College. lVe won three games, losing one to Crete. We challenged the State University, but whether '5 , N t Nt they were afraid of us or disdained us we never knew, Q1 f KI . ,- Q x though we had our opinion. X Ng M. Boating on the Blue - 13 The class of' 1877 claims the honors of the Blue. While ,,:: lx, ,,,l we were yet " Preps " we built alarge four-oared boat, which 'vnn we named "The Ariadne." The plan was drawn by john f" "" ' ,fi-3 f . 37'-E544 ' . Z-use Doane, and the Work was done entirely by the class, except .jx xl the cutting out of the curved ribs for the stern. It was not . , P a shell for racing, but a jolly-boat for enjoyment. The crew its 3Z ? f'v consisted of the class, ive in number-four rowers and a cox- xy mi: 17 Swain. There was room for four passengers besides, usually, 'l , 4x of course, our " sisters." No such times as we had on the ,I Blue have been possible since our day. h-A-v Once during a high spring freshet we did what we believe and hope no other Doane boys have ever done. Some One suggested, what we had often talked of, that We "go over the dam." No sooner said tha11 agreed to, and steering for the middle of the dam Know known as the " lower "H over We went, six of us, in full sight of a horror-stricken group at the mill, with no damage but the stopping of our heart-beats for a little while, and a good scolding when it was all over. T9 ! E Che Doane of wav .4 .,,,, 7 R' 'If'- 'U J- , a. 15 C554Q'5q fit? 'W N THE beaut of her stren th Doane may now look back over the first A X, 1 ,Egg Y 8 -H293 ' tS2f1fif"'-f i twent -tive fears of her life, and feel that it has thus far been used for ,, fs ,pmt , Y 5 E A the highest glory of God and for the greatest good of mankind. Blessed QE? gm with true friends and 11oble gifts, yet often burdened with perplexing on Waifglrsg . . . , ,gpg difliculties, step by step she has attained to her present development. 1 A The college campus contains ninety acres of beautiful rolling land E upon the hill overlooking the little city of Crete, instead of the one block ,,il -11? surrounding the old academy building in the valley below. In place of the one old frame building with which she started, Doane now occupies four well-equipped brick buildings. From the inscriptions which they bear one finds that Merrill Hall was built in 1879, Boswell Observatory in 1883, Gaylord Hall in 1884, and VVhitin Library in 1894. Merrill Hall is located in the most prominent position upon the college grounds. VVithin are found the biological, chemical, and physical laboratories, the museum, the study room, recitation rooms, and dormitories for young men. In this building also the Y. M. C. A. has a pleasant room in the north corridor of the second door. The biological laboratory is found upon the first floor, and is admirably equipped with many of the modern conveniences for they Study of biology. Among these equipments are twelve of the Leitz and Rheinert microscopes, magnifying from Hfty to tive hundred and sixty diameters. There is also a larger microscope of American make, which has a historical significance. It was the Hrst purchased by the college and was for many years the only one in the state. A very full assortment of staining fluids and other reagents for micro-chemical work is found here, besides a microtome, camera lucida, aquaria, and other apparatus. The departments of chemistry and physics occupy four rooms upon the second floor, namely, alaboratory, an apparatus room, a workshop, and a lecture room. In chemistry each student is assigned a desk and a complete set of apparatus. Besides the usual appliances for general chemistry and quali- tative analysis, there is apparatus for distilling water and generating gases in quantity, also a supply of burettes and graduated flasks for volumetric analysis, and a fine analytical balance by Becker Chemically pure reagents are used in all analytical work. There is considerable apparatus for illustra- tive purposes in general physics. Some recent additions are a good spectroscope, an improved influence electrical machine, a delicate reflecting galvanometer with telescope and Scale, and an accompanying set of resistance coils. There is a storage cells, so that electricity may be always in battery of twenty reserve. and a one-fourth horse-power electric motor. In addition to the ordinary hand tools, the workshop is equipped with a screw cutting lathe for metal or wood working. A short distance from Merrill Hall stands tl1e ob- st atory. At the west end of this building is a revolving 20 A f ,,p, . f cf . L, . .. 1-tj. J 313: f:-1, - .1 -.1 .WK 217 fi i k-'N -yiixrlb ' tl: u M 1164 f ,. , .,,r-1- Y' r f ,'a r . . ..- 't.- .' 1 'K ' 4 ffl Je- 1, ri 1 A 1 ' " 3 f H7 1 ,l"' ' vig," ,a 'ft Y V 1 X, . 1 I-tg ' "-14t!f',,6,, , a o' gf , 'if aw N ,K ' it "A , 'fl tix -gif - 4 .Q ,347-if X T., 1 f:L.1,1p1 e-- .1. .. 4 V f -Aw' 3325. 7 1 W ki, I H xl ' I ff IJ hl J 1 f f 1,1 l 'N , i I, f 1 . fx , E f , , 1, ,f ,. , , X 1 T 'f tx ,... . R . X f 'I 'Q if TY, 1 1 lift w ill 'iii' liillll: tp. "elif, .fl flvmx WL Nt it li .2x7'l,"li' l 1 ,yin 'ill ,1 ' L t 3' rx 'inf ,. 29 ,Q-sw'-f dome in which the equatorial telescope of eight inches aperture is mounted upon a mass- ive stone pier. The telescope is equipped with eye-pieces, giving a magnification of from sixty to three hundred diameters, a driving clock, and a finder. A transit instrument of two and a half inches aperture is mounted in a room, east of the dome, especially fitted for it, provided with windows and openings so that observations may be made in the meridian from horizon to horizon. The instrument may also be used as a zenith telescope. A plate upon the base of this instrument bears the following inscription: "Presented to Boswell Ob- servatory by Thomas Doane, March, 1893. This transit, with a mate, was made for Mr. Doane about 1863. It was used over and in the Hoosac Tunnel for alignment by Mr. Doane and other engineers of the tunnel from 1865 to 1874. The tunnel is 25,081 feet long. The greatest error in alignment at the meeting of headings Was nine-sixteenths of an inch. The astronomical addition to this transit was made March, I893.,, A prime vertical instrument is mounted in the south room upon its own pier in a manner similar to the mounting of the other transit. This room, like the transit room, is provided 1 I ' 2' ' ' 3.1 ' w, . G! -,Q '3 WHITIN LIBRARY, BOSWELL OBSERVATORY, AND MERRILL HALL. with windows and openings above, so that a clear view may be had in the prime vertical. In the central room is found a chronometer keeping sidereal time which was formerly used by Capt. C. XV. Doane upon the seas, and later came into the possession of the college. This in- strument is provided with electrical connections to give time signals. Here is also a mean time astronomical clock mounted on its own pier. All these piers are substantially made of brick and stone and have no connection with the building, in order to diminish all possibility of vibration. A part of the central room is occupied by the meteorological department, which has a complete set of self-registering instruments. These include a thermograph, barograph, humidity register, sunshine recorder, and registers for the velocity and direction of the wind. Various electrical appliances here render practical assistance in keeping students punctual. The treasurer's oflice is in the east wing of this building. The primary use of Gaylord Hall is to accommodate the young women. Besidesi .r dormitories, reading room, reception room,-and gymnasium, it contains at present the chapel, a 2I dining room for the use of the students' boarding club, and rooms for the Conservatory of Music. Upon the third floor is a large room which the members of the Y. XV. C. A. have very pleasantly furnished for their meetings. Whitin Library, from an architectural standpoint, is the most interesting of the college buildings. It is modeled after the Renaissance style of architecture and looks very much like the new Boston Public Library. The building has been planned pri- ! marily with the end in View of making it the best possible literary ' workshop or laboratory, The students are allowed free access to an the entire resources of the library, consisting of books, periodicals, . p pamphlets, maps, newspaper cuttings, and so forth, and are allowed to draw out as many books or papers at a time as they wish. That the contents of the library may be directly available it has been classified according to the Dewey system, with some modifications to suit local conditions. It is provided with Poole's index for magazines and the A. L. A. index for books, while the indices to periodicals not in Poole are placed with the tiles. After a subject has been looked up 3: by the librarian or one of the assistants, on which perhaps several ,..,..,,, ,, ,,, .5 books, magazines, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings have been found to treat, a record of these is kept on a library card for future use. An alphabetically classed card catalogue written in the library handwriting is being prepared, with the guides written in different colors to indicate plainly divisions and subdivisions. The library is fd 'ii .Ngu- Q ,IW x - f 1 J 'M' J izll H fligili li A' 'I "fn, , gf ' X 21. I is contains seven thousand three hundred and sixty volumes, four thou- sand hve hundred and ten pamphlets, and many unbound papers and magazines. A collection of authors' autographs has been started and already includes several of note-those of Brander Matthews, Kate Upson Clark, and C. M. Sheldon. A place on the shelves is especially assigned to copies of books presented by their authors, among which are those given by Charles Dudley Warner, T. T. Munger, john Bascom, Professor Manatt, and John Davidson. a Doane graduate. The class of 1877, which was the first graduating from the college, has given one hundred and thirty-iive dollars for the purchase of books. In addition to this special grants are made by the trustees from time to time, and about one 1' hundred dollars a year is appropriated for periodicals. The .iffy f .. library has always been remembered in the gifts of books , i f 579 and magazines by friends, among whom have been not a few I Doane students. , F Improvement has ever been the Watchword at Doane. 5zIg5l,Z,y', my In the line of development the campus deserves mention. Years ago many varieties of shade trees, includ- "5 '-9 N, I ing elm, maple, ash, locust, cedar, and pine, ' 'lg' - ',' , were planted along winding drives and Walks, "' i . , and in clumps and groves, which have now at- tained a vigorous growth, and add to the X , F I ff beauty and attractiveness of the grounds. F XX If 'yy Many of these trees, as well as the ivies cling- X , X' 'QR j ' ing to the walls of the buildings, have been A Q Y, ,WJ A' planted by classes of former days. A grove of . yi- ,f-ij, graceful elms to the north of Gaylord Hall . W 1 was planted in this way, and each tree dedi- f ' cated to an American poet, thus it is known as M X ' 22 uf ,gfg-Miki. I 1 TW' a1 R salma it WN I L Poet's Grove. Within its shade, bearing the inscription, 1889, lies large bowlder which was brought in and placed there by the class of that year. This inviting place is a favorite retreat with the students. In front of Merrill Hall a playing fountain throws its spray into the air. Through the gift of this the class of 1890 is remembered. The 'first flag-staff raised at the college was the one which, with a flag, was presented by the class of 1892 and placed upon Merrill Hall. Not far from the fountain stands another Hag-staff, some eighty feet in height, which, with a suitable flag, was presented by the class of 1895, assisted by their honorary member, Col. Thos. Doane. The college grounds abound in natural attractions. A cool spring in the grove near Gaylord Hall, unnoticed by the casual observer, gives special delight to the students, both on account of its delightful water and picturesque surroundings. In these later years a noticeable change has gradually taken place, in that the students in the college proper greatly outnumber those in the academy, so that the class graduating from college is usually larger than the senior academy class. Quite a change was ushered in at the beginning of this term. The students' holiday, which, accord- ing to custom, has been Saturday, was altered to Monday. One thing that Doane never lacks is college spirit. Ever and anon it breaks forth into enthusiasm, especially upon occasions of intercollegiate victories it manifests itself in hearty demonstrations. Even in defeat the same college spirit sustains her with becoming grace- Those who have known Doane in the earlier days can well appreciate the Doane of to-day, although there has been a gradual change in all outward appearances, accompanied by steady growth and improvement. With broader grounds, more buildings, better appliances, a nner library, and a larger Faculty, the college provides better accommodations for her students now than formerly, and secures additional advantages for them. The present day student is proud of Doane's fair history and of the record of the men and women who have gone forth. The general atmosphere of the college has remained unchanged. The same earnestness of purpose, noble ideals, and the seeking after the best things in life, which have characterized Doane from the beginning, are none the less true of her to-day. Ag GAYLORD HALL 23 , gtg, ict Liz t iw f f ' iff Q it A -1, ? ' fu 4 1: fi' Qmx ,ff X Social Lift at Doane 6 S 9 .Qg, - I , S everything else has had a beginning, so has the social 'l ' :V life of Doane College: and small this beginning was- 49 n a K , small, yet natural, and capable of healthy growth. The . V students were so few in number that every one had of fl uf ' - il . . . necessity an interest in every one else, and with their I N ,.5,,, + ... common interest in the college they became acquainted " ,jfs F without special receptions or other social gatherings such ...Ani . ., - X' . as the students of to-day enjoy. The church and the town were very small, se n Q and when any one of the three-town, church or college-wished to give an entertainment, the others gave their assistance. The students, for the most 41 part, boarded with the town people, the building provided by the college accommodating but few, and consequently both were better acquainted then than at the present time. Hence, the people of the town frequently invited the students to aid them in entertain- ments or in decorating for some special service. There was no college prayer meeting or young people's society, but the students attended and took an active part i11 all services of the church. Yet they had their own social times too, although, as classes were small and for several years not very distinctly defined, there were few separate class undertakings g but all, from the first-year preparatory student to the college senior, attended the social gatherings. The boys who composed the first graduating class did, however, distinguish themselves by building a boat, which they named the "Ariadne" It was a long boat, large enough to accom- modate thirteen people, and on its frequent trips up the Blue River it usually did accommodate all thirteen. After this the river came to be a center of attraction during the warm weather, and many were the merry boating picnics the students enjoyed and are still enjoying upon it. Another social center was the literary society, Hesperia. This was the only literary society, and all the college students, as well as many of the townspeople, attended its meetings for the purpose of having a good social time, as well as for enjoying debates and literary work. Teas and socials were sometimes given by the society, with doors open to any one willing to pay the required admission fee. Money was raised in this way to procure several things needed by the society. An important feature of the social life for several years was the gathering together of students and teachers at President Perry's to spend Thanksgiving evening. With many of the students this gathering took the place of the family reunion in their own homes, and of necessity tended to increase the feeling which then so largely prevailed, that students and teachers were alike sharers in one social, one family life. At these gatherings refreshments were served a11d the evening passed with games and the enjoyment of as thoroughly delightful a time as a set of lively students met with that intent Atl can have. ,EZ 4, 1 - WN Old students also look back with pleasure upon the f Y lj,-' good times which they had together at the yearly parties ff" K 1 , at Rev. Mr. Matthews. The town people were likewise ' WJ, J 4 TZ X very kind and hospitable, frequently inviting tl1e whole - - Vs my ,E X, college to spend an evening at their homes. ,, f A Y, Q! .mme I As the college classes grew larger and classlines were xy Eg, more distinctly drawn, social enterprises were taken up 24 l i in the name of separate classes-not exclu- sive class parties, but class parties with other students invited. During this time the town also was grow- ing larger and less dependent upon the assist- ance of the college students, and as the students moved into the hall provided by the college the social life of college and town became more distinct. The Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor and the Young Men's and Young Womenls Christian Asso- ciations were organized, and the social life of the college became more widely separated from that of the church. Some years ago the Young Men's and Young lVomen's Christian Associations started the custom of giving areception at the beginning of each term for the purpose of making the new students feel at home in the college and giving the old students a chance to become better acquainted with each other. This custom has been kept up ever since and has fully accomplished its purpose. For several years, at the beginning of the school year, a reception has also been given by the Sophomores to the Freshmen to initiate the Freshmen into the S society and ways of the college proper. At these receptions every- 11 p thing possible is done to give the members of the new college class f U Sk a pleasant evening, thus forming an enjoyable contrast to the sopho- au fs moric reception of Freshmen in many schools. ,,-,X Besides these, the college students have very few social affairs in general, excepting the incidental literary entertainments and concerts, N until Commencement week. At this time there is the presidential iil s reception to the students and friends of the college, given in the if Library Building, another to the Seniors and their friends, the acad- SL wf ?f vvl emy Alumni banquet, and the P. K. D. banquet. Zz! 1 Although the students do not now have the jolly good times all together which those of the old days enjoyed, yet the united Xixxsvff If XZ X XX f family feeling is by no means all lost, and what has disappeared is X 1 I made up in the class feeling, which is kept up by class parties, sleigh X 1' W rides lwhen there is any possibility whatever of sleighs runningj, straw rides, taiicy pulls, hard times socials, and anything else which Xl Wk, f a class of students can invent, and especially do the senior classes X 'Yi x C its ,, f ' ei , 3:2 I K. six? 'W ,Q-' isQi9' :- N V 'f"'i .Xv " I--ex ' X ' .fffzll .,,, sf X " ,L l ' 'L ':,-if if-Zilla-ill X -:X N 14-.' new frm .ff 'fwfr N? ',x,.",w rx '9 fi" 'Ll I'-f-'Q .. Al xypflr I ,541 Qill'nfr:eLw -l W fK.52y,g?x.'i, X! ,. I 'ill -..,, 1 2,11 tg, r seem bent on making the most of their days together. 25 6 S 6 ,e Q .JJLKL 'Qi J, ,wQ,,!, K a a F Mr?" e v A Midnight Song G HE wind of the winter midnight Singeth a solemn refrain. It singeth to me of the day that is dead, It singeth of hopes that forever have fled, It singeth of darkness, it singeth of cold, And my little life which is fast growing old- Never, ah! never to be young again- Truly it singeth a solemn refrain l The wind of the winter midnight Singeth a sad refrain. It singeth a dirge for the dying and dead, It singeth of treasures that ruthless have sped, It singeth of sorrow, it singeth of woe, It singeth of sad hearts that wail here below, Crying and sighing in heartache and pain- Truly it singeth a sad refrain! The wind of the winter midnight Singeth a glad refrain. It Singeth to me of the day that shall dawn, It singeth of peace and of joy coming on: It singeth of gladness, it singeth of light, And my little life, which I hope may be bright,- Bright in the sunshine and bright in the rain- Truly it singeth a glad refrain ! Ernest H. Bross, '8 26 M-:1':i:nEi?? 1 - LQ' Q :LW 5. ,H "ff ,nf NT. -- HY Q. '- - ll 1 ll I 1 m IE. 1 1 Qli 11- A i 1 , Q '? ' ' U 3 ' 2 in : Y L ,J 3 :ff rR,L-. ,:A H. -.fvj 1:4 Q7 0 .C tw. -ii' ,- CIN ZOIIIYGSI 3 Man may dismiss compassion from his heart,- But God Will IICVEF--C07LLDE7'. TILL comes to all this cheering thought, When bowed beneath a load of sin, As if by pitying angels brought, To let a ray of sunshine in Upon a darkened, cheerless heart, Whose Walls so soiled with sin and shame Betray the tempter's cruel dart By many a hideous blot and stain. Weak man may turn in haughty pride From those whom sin has brought so low, And draw his garments quick aside, His heart untouched by sight of Woe. But He who sits enthroned above- The Holy One, the Pure, the .Tust- Still stoops with tender pitying love To raise the fallen from the dust. MINNIE MAY CURTIS 27 Zbristian work 6 f 5 3 . . . V Q X OANE, like other Christian schools,has been characterized by a thoroughly Christian Faculty, loyal to the truth wherever they have seen it. Their .I H work has bee11 one which has counted much for Christ and humanity. 1 ,V In this article, however, Christian work will be viewed from the stand- ' if point of the student, that of the instructors consequently receiving less 1,Wt3fff'dXQ prominence than it would deserve in a comprehensive history of Doane. The college has been marked not only by a devoted Faculty, but also by a student body thoroughly awake to its Christian duties and responsibilities. As a rule I western schools have but few of those students who are sent or come merely lj' for the sake of having good times. Most of them have come from Christian homes, and consequently have more than worldly aims in life. They have Sl realized something of the value as well as the cost of an education. They have if known that the money which was to buy an education had been won only by J ,RV hard labor, and that in life no time was to be lost. Many also have had the hard- ' QW ' ship of making their own way through school, and among the best students we . ' find those who have so valued an education that they were willing to undergo and labor in order to acquire that mental and spiritual discipline which can great privation be received only in a Christian school. They have counted no honest labor beneath their dignity if in any way it would further the attainment of this great end. Likewise most of those who have been here in former days have had higher ambitions thall to acquire learning merely for learning's sake. They desired above all things else to so train themselves that they might be of some service to humanity and to God. Many have held the Hrm conviction that the noblest thing is to live for truth and fellowman. Thus inspired and united by a common aim, the students of Doane have tried tomake the few months that they were in school helpful to one another and to those around them. In the earlier days there were no definite organ- izations for carrying on Christian work. The school was small and all the energies of the students were put forth in connection with the church. Very early, however, the students began to have their little prayer meetings by themselves. The first prayer band among the young women consisted of two, Miss Jennie Wilber, now Mrs. Edward Bates, and Miss Myrtle Bridges, now Mrs. I. J. Bonekemper. In the year 1874 the first general student meeting was held. Professor and Mrs. Fairchild were instrumental in starting this prayer meeting, which was held in the little Bethel Church every Saturday evening. After this had been kept up for some time it was dropped for a little while in the hope that the students would attend the regular meeting of the church. The result , was unsatisfactory, as the students did not attend the other meeting to any extent. The Hrst organization 1 among the college students was effected in the fall of 1578, the final organization being completed on the Inav. H. lmoss 28 twenty-second day of October. The young rnen met together to form a class for the study of missions, but after consideration it was thought best to make the aim of the organization broader. Therefore, they banded themselves together in a society known as the " Society for Christian Endeavor," the name being taken from Dr. Edward Eggleston's Church of Chris- tian Endeavor in New York. This was some time before the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, formed by Dr. F. E. Clark, was known. The object of this society was tersely set forth in four articles incorporated in its constitution, which given in brief are 2 Q11 To maintain religious meetings among the students. Qzj To provide for a speaker to make an address on some religious topic during Commencement week. fgj To co-operate in Chris- tian work in Crete and vicinity. C45 To do all possible to promote the cause of Christianity in the college and Wherever the influence ofthe college extends. These very ably sum up the aim of all Christian workin college. The officers of the first society were: President, L. S. Dilleg Vice-President, E. G. Coch- raneg Secretary, Ernest Brossg Treasurer, E. E. Benton. It had a charter membership of eleven. Prayer m e e ti n g s were held daily after the recitations were over, with an average attendance of nine. Soon after its organ- ization the society showed its loyalty to learning by establishing a reading room for the students. A room was opened in the Academy build- ing on December 2I, 1878. This society, and afterwards the Y. M. C. A.. cared for and supplied a room with reading matter until it was turned over to the college. On January 24, 1879, it wasvoted by the society to allow the young women to attend the prayer meetings. In Corn- mencement time of this year, on Sunday, June 15, Rev, H. A. French made the first annual address before the Christian Endeav- orers. This custom of having an address to the Christian societies has been continued to this day. In the winter of 1830 it was thought best for the society to join with all other young TI1Bl1,S organizations, so the "Society for Christian Endeavor" became the Doane College Young Men's Christian Association in March 1880. Mr. J. J. Bonekemper was chosen as the first president. The society was changed in name merely and not in spirit and aim. The daily CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH prayer meetings were continued as before, except that, beginning with March 26, they were held in the forenoon at 8:45. The time of meeting varied in the succeeding years, at one time being at 1240 p. ni., but for the most part in the morning before chapel. These meetings were very well attended by the Christian students. Soon after the foundation of the Y. M. C. A. the Christian young ladies of the college formed the Young Ladies' Society of Co-VX7orkers, the first definite organization among the young ladies that was at all permanent. Besides their own meetings they held weekly prayer meetings in connection with the Y. M. C. A. on Sunday afternoons. This was the beginning 29 of the meetings, which, changed to Tuesday evening in january 1884, have become the source of much strength to the student body. The Society of Co-Yiforkers was made an auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. in the spring of 1881. The Oztf! in 1880 records the fact that there was work being done by students in some of the school houses around Crete, both by helping in Sunday schools and holding gospel meet- ings. Early in the school year of 1833-84 the Young Ladies' Society of Co-VVorkers joined the Young Women's Christian Association movement by changing the name of their society and adopting the Y. W. C. A. constitution. Their meetings were held at various hours of the day several times a week until February of 1893, whe11 they were changed to Sunday afternoon, at which time they are now held. In 1884 there was a Young Women's Missionary Society formed of which no records now exist. The young people have always been closely identified with the church and its work 3 they attended the young people's meetings of the church, which were held from the winter of 1875-76 simply as young people's meetings. In May 1886, this organization joined the Young People's Society of Christian .Endeavor movement. The society has been made by the enthusiasm of the students the largest young people's gathering in the city. Its membership now numbers about one hundred. The pastors of the church have always come into close touch with the college young people and have been instrumental in molding their lives. Rev. Frederick Alley was the pastor of the church for a little over a year after the college was founded. Following him was Rev. Harmon Bross, who continued his pastorate until Febru- ary of 1884. In October, 1884, the church called Rev. W. P. Bennett, who was the trusted adviser of the students until he was called away in March, 1896. Rev. M. VV. Morse, the present pastor, was called in,September of the same year. All of these pastors have been loyal friends and faithful spiritual advisers of the students. On June 2, 1887, a meeting of all the students in- terested in missions was held for the purpose of forming some sort of a permanent organization for tl1e promotion of missionary intelligence and zeal among the students. The organization known as the Doane College Mission Band was formed. For a time meetings were held every week, then changed to semi-monthly. At these gather- ings were discussed the different phases of mission work, the needs of the field, and the students' responsibility to the heathen world. The interest was good, the meetings were interesting. Many were led to view the evangeli- zation of the world in a new light. The original member- ship was eleven. The band has varied in size from year to year, the entire active membership of the band from its organization being tifty. Five of these are on foreign soil. Others are in preparation, While some have entered other fields of Christian usefulness. Although so small a per cent have entered the field, the band has done good work in stirring up interest in this cause. Their meetings, now held on alternate Wednesday evenings, are very helpful in their simple, informal discussions of the needs of the worker and the world. The Young Men's Christian Association invited the colleges of Nebraska to hold a college conference in Crete, February 1o-12, 1881. This was the iirst college conferenceaheld in the state. It was very helpful to all the institutions represented, drawing them together, and enabling them to compare methods of work. In ISQZ the Y. M. C. A. sent their Hrst delegate, Mr. Farrer, to the interstate collegiate gathering at Lake Geneva, NVis. Since this time one or two delegates have been sent each year. It has been an eflicient means of stimulating the REV. XV. P. BENNETT 30 work. Miss Elizabeth Allen was sent to a Y. W. C, A. conference held in the same place immediately after the Y. M. C. A. gathering in 1895. A delegate is now sent from the association yearly. In September, 1892, the Y. M. C. A. gave up their daily prayer meetings and started the Thursday even- ing meetings, which now have an average attendance of twenty-five. Both the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. XV. C. A. now have rooms of their own in which they hold their meetings. The young women fitted up and dedicated a room in Gaylord Hall in June of 1894. The young men obtained a room in Merrill Hall, which they fitted up during january, 1897. These rooms are kept for the exclusive use of the associations and are a great help in carrying on the Christian work ofthe school. The students have always been very much in- terested in practical Christianity and have shown it by assisting in all kinds of mission work. They have started and maintained at different times Sunday schools in the YVheeler School District, Pleasant Hill, West of town. They have and in a school house ll T . . . ff i l di X lift I I my K ., A f Q53 1 t fj . fi. li QQE ii " . '!, .- 'X ' . ' ',' " -,, - S 5 - f,::s' ' ' lllmlfl iifgi ' ' M 5 K 1 ,, X f r H., - f ' F 5. . T ' ' ll 1 ll lf . X .Hi 4 -- - M 1' li-5 .- , .3 . Qu.-. :IZ aside f f 4 . .11-. am fi HBS: eiligqga l 'TL .c mal n:Qt llll I 'IH :NN :Ff,Ny 1, asm gh ff" l 1-, IH T is ' aft., faygg - ' l 1. lil l 3 ta- ""' played an important part in the Crete Sunday schools as teachers and helpers. Some have helped to maintain services at mission sta- tions. Others have gone to weaker young people's societies and lent them their strength. Some of the young men have of late years supplied pulpits for a few Sundays or during a vacation. Mr. I. H. Andress made a very successful pastor of the Grafton church while carrying his senior work in school. Those who sing have always been ready to sing for gospel services and prayer meetings. They have also done real missionary work by singing for those unable to leave their homes because of infirmity. On the whole, Doane students have not lived as those to whom Christianity is theoretical, but intensely practical g not merely some- thing to live by, but something to Work by. Doane College has earned the right to the use of the motto: " Vile build ouQChrist." 31 4 6 .1 I MIM! E 1 H X 40 1 i. ...M I .ntl . Qi" .. k Che Bachelors Story 6 OME, Jack, old fellow, it is your turn now." As Gleason spoke I gave a start like one suddenly brought to his senses from the unrealities of a day dream. XVe were gathered at the fraternity house in New York on a blustering winter's evening. There were four of us, all from different schools, yet bound together by the fraternal ties of A K Z. We were tired of the game of crib- bage and naturally fell to telling stories of our college days, the best we ever spent. Gleason had just told a tale of college romance, the end of which I did not hear, for it had started in my mind a train of thought that would not cease, whether welcome or unwelcome. VVhen thus aroused I realized that it was my turn, yet what was I to tell? My mind was too full of memories of my own to call up anything extraneous. In a moment I decided to tell these good fellows the story of all the romance that had ever entered my life. " I expect that you fellows wonder sometimes if there ever was anything of romance in my case. Yes, you are right, I care more for the club than the ball room, and more for a game with the old college fellows than for the parlor. W'ell, I will begin my story and if it gets too prosy for you young bloods just drop in a yawn or two and I'll stop. W'hen a small boy I turned out a bit of a W'ebsterg won a declamatory contest between the country schools once. And father, discovering a trace of shrewdness in his son, as he thought, decided to give me an education for the legal profession. It set me up some, and I went in to study hard. As soon as I had finished the 'prep' course I registered at Brown, full of determination to be a thorough scholar. And, in fact, in my freshman and sophomore years I wore out quantities of books and brains. The fellows about me were seeing the gay side of life-or several gay sides, I suppose-but I was as self-contained as a Dominican friar. My study led me to take a grave view of the meaning of life. I carried two worlds on my shoulders, at least, Mighty problems of thought must be solved by--myself, of course. I kept up this sort of thing until the close of my junior year, when a little incident happened that changed the whole current with me. The good Lord alone knows if for the worse, An old academy classmate came to Providence to visit his uncle, or his uncle's daughters, at least. Full of fun, seeing the bright and happy side of everything, he could not understand me at all. Against my will he persuaded me to spend an evening with him in the company of the uncle's daughters. I was disgusted that I had been enticed to make an exhibition of my green- ya,-X ness, and yet a certain charm lingered about the memory 'T T.. . - .- -1 of Miss Etl1el's pretty face and ladylike demeanor. fffLTtM,,,rQf4 W ll The next day I bought a book on etiquette and put in my fl' X ' Ag -5 I 1 1 r time for Greek reading it, for my training in the ways of polite society had been neglected. " XVith less reluctance I accepted a second invitation . fu , ' 7 1 ' :Af '71 " ' I ' fy. Ali ' . . . , t H tif? to spend an evening with the same young ladies Prom xx ' if ' ' ' t . w ' this time on I studied less. I found it hard to apply Q J LA myself, my tailor's bill increased, laundry bill doubledg , Q l , my evening walks took a new direction. I knew not f ,G . 1, ,1 , hm 'ml why. Nor did I dare to make a careful analysis of my I 1 . 'Z . ,, , . , 1 , f-- -4 -- --,api state of mind for fear that I would make some startling discovery. My professors spoke to me about my standing. U TN., - ' L . ..,,:g:j,t,,.,3.:e-I-pffupg. 32 f Abashed by this, I took a brace for a tin1e, but soon lost interest again. For some reason my mental visions were not varied, a life had lost its terrible gravity, its gray lights had turned to 2 rose. I was forced to the awful realization that I was in love. as lithe form and a charming face was their ever-recurring sub- A M,Ml .Ym ject. I overcame my averseness to ladies' society and made M frequent calls at tl1e home of the uncle. fg,-AD W' M I ' "As the summer drew near Ethel told me that she intended xl XX In Ili to spend the summer on the St. Lawrence. After I bade her X ii ,L itil!! good-bye, the night previous to her departure, I began to A tm ww I W u lbi -1 question myself fairly, and was forced to the conclusion that a -MF A d new factor had entered my life. My attitude had changed, I H l i I soon found that I needed rest, and as I knew of no place like the St. Lawrence for a two months' outing, I decided to spend my vacation there. Ah, those two months full of love and ' r ' xl pleasure! I stopped close to the summer house where the ' sisters were staying. By tennis, boating, and moonlit strolls strong ties of mutual love grew up between us. Little did the responsibility bear on 1ne. Nature was no longer a problem, but a glory. For six weeks all friends seemed to vanish from mind, there was only one person in the world for me, and she was more than all. "The summer had nearly flown. Strolling along the river bank one day we dared to take a narrow path winding around the foot of the bluff a few feet above the river. just on the other side we spent the afternoon in the bliss of planning castles in the air now, but to be built in reality as soon as I finished my professional training. Something came up between us, the nrst angry word was spoken. Then, too good to quarrel, she arose and started toward home. I sat still, thoroughly ashamed, yet too proud to stop her and beg her pardon in a manly way. I watched her start around the narrow path. I saw her slip and quickly slide over the bank into the river. Frantic, I sprang to my feet and rushed to the place where I had seen her disappear. It seemed as though it were hours before I reached the spot. I found her just .below where she had slipped in the river, clinging desperately to a shrub she had grasped. qi in l X u w YK ' w lil It was the work of but a few moments to go back to the foot of the bluff, let myself down into holding her and allowing the current to float us to a place where the bank was low Remorse at the thought of my cowardice was well nigh overmasterlng but the joy at her safety none the less possessed me. My Joy, however was not enduring, for the excite ment and chill of the water was too much and in two weeks I stood beside her bed as her sweet spirit took its flight. Oh, it seemed to me as though I would have given a thousand lives if I slipping into eternity all because of my one cowardly act I did not go back to school but went home' then restless went to Europe. The next year I nnished at Columbia, for I could not endure to stay in Providence. This little ring, the pledge of our love, is the most precious remembrance, of the only woman, except my mother, who ever influenced my life. Yes, I have told you fellows more than I intended when I started." No more stories were told that night. The next morning the janitor found the cards scattered over the table just as they were left when the game was Hnished. J l aff r,.,t' ' lf' 1. by l X 1 f 1 l 1 W I I ll? ' rl: i7:,"v. A the river and swim to her. I rescued her easily by drifting down the stream a little, then - 1 i ' ' liilfii iii , I If 71 Ni N 2 iff. yw ix i . could haye had her spared. I thought that all of this world was MII J X-X V IL! , K' ' i I ii it f' V QL c i ' I . 'f il l Wx, 'pi iilim ff!! ii 1. Jfllwi ., lips fl I ,Ml lqllllbll 5 Ml l U N M K fix K 33 l K ff- A ,A '. gl ' V li x5??D'N:: ,sinh . .Wg , 1 ,,.' 'f 1516512 3' , . 2-L. A l . N7 bilge xx' , N Y K, V :K I 'WK 1- '. ,gfs :Y-'-N, 1 4j'u. j.l lar Fgwqg' l.' 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JBut the surges flow ight, ano oim its vlvlo rag Qvel' its l 1Its beaut Still 1I have caught its rapture to may heart, Zlno neve 34 Q melts in blenoeo tlnts awag. rmore its beautp shall Depart. 14. gas. snow, 'sz l:lIQl'dl'V 3 Q LTHOUGH we recognize depth of scholarship as the prime object of all collegiate training, we demand that scholarship shall issue in ability, in special aptitude and power, and we 3 Z estimate its value accordingly. Especially do we estimate the I W Q worth of a student by his literary ability. W'e expect to see effects of a college training manifested in the literary produc- X i I ,O tions and achievements of its students. To those interested in education at Doane, therefore, a ,146-Q 'V brief sketch of the literary work done by her students may f X prove worthy of consideration. Let us first go back to the virgin days of early college life and trace its development fEiU 7il under various organizations. U f ELF J -A It was on the evening of October 10, 1873, that a half-dozen students met in the library room of the old Academy Building to talk over the prospect of organizing a literary society. A meeting was appointed for one week later and 011 October I7 'E 1. , I . ,vi " lv ! if i' I fi 1 Q ' 1 .l' i!iWIi in iz - wi' 1 . -rrfiiifiiifi, 7. . - v X! I ii iliilhi 'iii nff r ilg ,I W iliv . ,1 'Iliff -,E 'fix l a - ' ' Di. l ei, f a - g QQ' .afQ Hesperia, or Hesperian Club, was organized with fifteen mem- Zjpa 'DN' bers. As the number of earnest literary workers was then STX ks small, the members of the Faculty lent their assistance in carry- QW.. D T ing on the work. President Perry became the iirst presiding oiiicer. Meetings were held bi-weekly in the chapel of the Academy Building. The regular meetings created a general interest and the citizens of Crete were frequent visitors. The pro- grams Were usually Well prepared, interesting, and spicy. The debate was the main feature and decisions were rendered by vote of the society. Hesperia prepared a special entertain- ment for the last Friday night of the spring term in 1874. The custom of giving an annual exhibition Commencement week was maintained until 1888, when it gave way to the Dawes oratorical contest. In 1875 the club began to raise a fund to purchase books for the college library, and on june 14, 1876, the first contribution was made for that purpose. Contributions to this fund were continued until the spring term of 1885. At the meeting of March 6, I374, D. E. Tromble read the first number of the Doane Owl before the club. This was a written paper prepared for each alternate meeting. Each number contained from ten to sixteen closely written pages of foolscap, and was composed of poems, essays, sketches, and bits of humor, many of them of literary merit, It was prepared by an editor-in-chief and two assistants, elected annually. The society was divided into two divisions, which contributed articles alternately. All of the copies have been carefully pre- served and placed on file in the college library. This paper Was continued until superseded by the printed p ilication. 'Q X' ' On October 31, 1879, the first board of editors was elected for - the printed Doane Owl. The question of naming the new paper came up at the meeting of December 5, 1879. The names n -XAA D 1 V. The Ifmrf fy' Zlze C011z'1'21e11L', The A7020 Mail, and The Doane Owl , , I were proposed. After a heated discussion the club took the advice Sie if of john Doane, now pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church of Lincoln, Nebraska, and decided to preserve the old name. X Hesperia moved to the present museui room of Merrill Hall -X, Q Q 35 XXX December 5, 1879, where it remained until September, H 1884, when it removed to the chapel in Gaylord Hall, which the society still occupies. s Wf' f,f'Qg j ,Q,r!q In 1881 Hesperia held a contest with the Palladian -qf jf? W , Literary Society of the State University, which took , ny - Xp.- place in Lincoln. The program consisted of a debate ff' X between a member from .each society, and an oration, ffig-5f:..,', .... essay, and declamation given by representatives from IX f fn . xg f.g35f5, a- each. judges were selected and Hesperia won every " 5:15-7 'f':?2TT 1, er' point. A second contest was held in Crete the following X " year, the result of which was a tie. although F. B. Stephens won the debate gloriously for Hesperia. The Palladian Society did not care to compete again. After moving to the room in Merrill Hall, Hesperia enjoyed a11 era of great prosperity. In February, 1882, the club had over fifty members. President Perry offered two prizes of ten and iive dollars in ISSZ for the best essays on journalism written by members of the club. Similar prizes were offered on each of the three following years. The society presented a series of lectures in I884, judge Tourgee lecturing on " Give Us a Rest" in May and Joseph Cook on "Ultimate America" in December. For the past twelve years Hesperia has pursued her literary work with varied degrees of success. Other societies having arisen, interest in literary work has become divided. Its present membership numbers twenty-eight and is confined to the college department. In February, 1882, a second literary society, known as the Dicentes, was organized by students ofthe preparatory department. Its place of meeting was in Merrill Hall. In April it had a membership of twenty-one. The OIC!! of October, 1882, mentions it as in a thriv- ing condition. It is lastmentioned as electing ofncers in December, when its career appears to have ended. Philomathea was organized in March, 1885, with thirty-six charter members, receiving n1embers from both college and preparatory departments, although its membership is now almost entirely composed of students in the college department. It met bi-weekly in Merrill Hall. The first number of the lVasj5 appeared in February, 1887. This is an interesting little paper that appears on the program twice a term. Philomathea held its first union meeting with Hesperia November II, 1887. , Interest in the society seems to have waned for a year or 9 'p two and it adjourned sine die at the first meeting in 'I - January, 1890. It was reorganized and resumed work at L7 u the beginning of the following fall term. The society ' Q fl XT li ff'-f' f fl X, f moved from Merrill Hall to the Bethel Church, then to ' , ' If 6 ll? yi the parlors of the Congregational Church, which it fitted QQ! i 5,1 3 XR -i' , up for use. lVhile in this place the society worked at a Q 'g I N - , disadvantage on account of its remoteness from the Q E f-'W 7 ff, college. The place of meeting was changed to No. 2 l A gf' ' Merrill Hall in january, 1895. j I P ' 1 ' Philomathea has ever recognized the debate as -1 i f 7 ,X essential to literary training and has never failed to have ffsyfclif- one on the program. "Philo " had her first debate with ,f X " X, , , Hesperia February 27, 1897, and Won the unanimous - -7 -. ff ff decision of the judges. The society also held a joint X 'K X i 1 debate with the Palladian Society of the State University 36 ll .I X is f ti. I in Lincoln on April 3, this year. Philomathea has thirty-four members at present. Beginning with the spring term, 1897, the society has met in the chapel on each alternate Saturday night. Palladia, the youngest of the literary societies, was organized january II, 1889, with a membership of twenty. The membership of this society is composed of academy students. In the hall of this society the "prep " takes his first lesson in public speaking. The Bugle, a witty little paper, occasionally appears on the program. Palladia has furnished many good members for the college societies. Its members take pride in their society and keep up interest in literary work. Its present membership is twenty-iive. The society has always held its meetings in Merrill Hall. There has been no attempt to organize any fraternities at Doane. Pi Kappa Delta is the only secret organization that has existed for any length of time. This club was organized November 21, 1883. It was largely through the eiforts of E. B. Dean, now pastor of the Congregational Church at Vvilmette, Illinois, that this society was founded. It meets in the Greek recitation room in Merrill Hall. Its sessions are secret, rules ironclad, and oath binding- The society is devoted to extemporaneous speaking and debating. The membership is limited, J, candidates being selected from men of the upper classes according to merit and ability. Eighty-three in all have been permitted to join this mysterious circle since it was organized. Pi Kappa Delta held a public meeting and debate with Hesperian Club Commencement week, 1884. F, fed It may be of interest to know that this organization is the author of the v ' college yell. At the meeting of December 6, 1887, a committee on yell previously appointed reported with the following, " Rah! rah! rah! f , X whoop! la! la! Doane! " which was adopted by the club as the college yell. It was the first attempt at a yell and was not successful. A second J fr' 9 attempt by Pi Kappa Delta on june 12, 1889, resulted in the present ' college yell. The club disbanded May 9, 1894, but was reorganized December 17, 1895. The club held a series of joint debates with the 1 X ' ,U. B. D. C. of the State University last year, the iirst in Lincoln in 1. February, 1896, and the second in Crete on April 25 following. This year 7 the series was continued, the first debate taking place in Lincoln January 16, and a second in Crete April 24. The contests are arranged without judges, four debaters speaking on a side. A society calling itself the Alpha Omega organized in january of l lr., this year, and meets every two weeks in Merrill Hall. ,g , 1 7 or 1 Doane has always been an enthusiastic leader of oratory in Nebraska. ae - . ' The idea of forming a state collegiate oratorical association originated at A Doane, and it was due to the efforts of her students that the present state association was organized. In February, 1885, G. W. Horton was appointed a com- mittee of one by Hesperia to confer with the State University and other schools of the state for the purpose of effecting the organization of an oratorical association. The attempt proved successful and an association was formed with Doane College, the State University, York College, and Hastings College as members. Admission into the Interstate Association was secured. Doa11e's first home contest took place April 5, 1885, in which there were four con- testants, A. V. House winning. The state contest came on April 15, in Hastings, and Mr. House went as Nebraska's first orator to the Interstate. Some schools have left the association for a time to return later on and have again dropped out, while new ones have been admitted from time to time, but Doane has always held a home contest and maintained her interest in oratory. In the years of 1887 and 1888 Doane was left to carry the state association alone and sent her representative to the Interstate. Doane men have represented Nebraska six times in twelve years. Last year J. I-I. Andress of Doane held the Interstate presidency. 37 The Doane Owl is the only college pub- lication. It was published and manaved by if5Z T'lltI Hes eria maui s tenb s 11 O' V W,-E 555 kyzyfgl -w',i I p ep 1 er, I 93, W en it was rg 47 ,5-rasp.' iyei1,,f rl pl ith 4 turned over to the student bodv and made a En? Q :lm . . 4 student publication. It was published once a 'nw iff' term for the first two years, the third and J fourth years bi-monthlyg since then it has ap- Lg 'sw x j ff, ti, peared monthly throughout the college year. gggwfpxx Maw ,flj i It contains fourteen two-column pages, eight g g"-I ' by eleven inches. The editorial board consists Lil - 3559- 'b:. .fr -f 5 if .JV it4fe..2rgE?EQ . . . . . . , K il, Of an editor-in-chief, three associate editors, a lt literary editor, Alumni editor, athletic editor, ' X 1E?"'?" 'fli and two local editors. The Owl is almost fill' f fl I Mi' entirel the roduct of the editorial board 145' ig?l7fl'.'s I1 WM' , blah Will ' y . P . . y Mm , ,-f 4?gR'2f,..,,','l lJ jul.. '51, there being but few contributed articles, and 1 t ilt U only prize essays and orations are printed. In 1' lillxlltlliwif .lvl-ld June 1895, a souvenir number of the Owl f QJm,f',f,'1'Y ,aaa "N r all-lu-K ,. i9.Ify -iwllw ' . . . ,,QFg .f.I,, , 4lmEgUTiW2lf ,, l.5,,wr-1- was published, containing write-ups and half- tone engravings of college organizations. In 1896 the Owl board published a sixty-four page annual, bound in a silk cover and orna- mented with sketches and half-tone engravings. Three hundred and iifty copies were sold. Several prizes for literary productions have been instituted. In February, 1882, the Fiske prize was established, offering a prize of ten dollars for the best essay on a missionary subject. The Dawes prize oratorical contest was established in 1888 by EX-Governor J. NV. Dawes of Crete. Prizes of twenty-five, fifteen, and ten dollars are olfered for the best three orations in the contest which takes place Commencement week. The '96 literary prize was established by the class of '96. A prize of fifty dollars is offered for the best thesis on a literary subject. The Sanborn prize of ten dollars is awarded at the close of the fall term for the best declama- tion from the academy department. The development of literary work at Doane has been steady and progressive. A personal desire for excellence on the part of the student, together with a strong but friendly rivalry between the societies, has produced a high standard of Work. jvc ' wi A ' Xt Wg" Cx , Wi I ' T ' X' ' 'f x ' iff f WX 38 'fl'QSl?lIldIl Episode 4-ff':1j5EsI 17 Q11 diff" . f'.?'7" 1511 .- I , SCENE I. Room No. 302 in Ladies' Hall, roommates, Mamie X 'lf 5 Vg . . . ' - L' Smith and Jennie Jones. preparing to attend a re- X 4' it ei . . . . ,nr f I-X, , fi, , vival meeting at one of the churches in the city. ' fro 5' ' . . . , -.:,fWQ g-S MAMIE-Oli, dear, it looks awfully like ram and my cap's torn .-.V l. V- I-, :pf 1 i .'f,.g'3,5:1:5. -I .,ww1,,, . . . gfifgq . ., -Fiifisswwg --. and so I'll have to Wear that horrid little turban or spoil the feath- ., if 1. " A "i+ ie':":'-' ., -. G 1 - lv, ers on my best hat! t u' M. ,E ' - v. . . ,115 ,J lk, li, JENNIE fiishiug for her rubbers in the back part of the closetj all ly -XVhat did you say ? Tore your cap? How? l ljffl MI il MALIIE--TOYS it crawling through a barb-wire fence after ll, l" ?g,74!S1if'52i.5 if . 'i ' 1 . . U v lg l- .1 'ly-3 .iz , A X Xl, botany specimens. I'll have to wear th1s turban, and how to keep '4 .,:,l , " . "E ': , ' , . . . . . . iwi ' tu' .gill 51 , V i ll- it on is the next question. Dear me, how I hate short ha1r! XXVIII ll 'V ii' ?'P" - - .QW V H lj Queer' nnne ever be long again ? .,3!?E2i1, K I -x r- 9 QI il SCENE II. Both the girls enter the church, where they are 'I l' not very well known and are shown to a seat on X the side near the front. The girls listen atten- tively and the services are almost brought to a close when a good old deacon rises to pray for 5-.f..:.53x N AY X' converts. The girls devoutly bow their heads on ffl? , 'ini R, the seat in front of them, but to Marnie's dismay , , .i f. - uf . 5-Q4 5::.,55,g'1f?f-:fgfgg f her turban bounds down on the seat in front of helii, iiltsha iginute on the edge of the seat, then "' "F "' """""""" ro s ot e oor. DIAMIE Qfrantically trying to reach it with her footj-My goodness, Jennie, help me get my hat ! JENNIE fsuppressing a burst of laughterj-I c-c-an't. , Mamie, growing desperate, makes a dive for the turban, crawls under the seat, rescues it and claps it on her head, while Jennie stuffs her handkerchief in her mouth and is convulsed with silent laughter. M.AMIE iwith very red face and head down, whispersj-What are you laughing at so? Isn't it on straight? Qgiving her turban a pokej. By this time Jennie is so excited the tears stream down her cheeks and Marnie is fast following suit. The deacon stops praying and all heads are raised, but the girls are past recovering themselves and keep their haudkerchiefs to their faces. ELDER APPLETON Lwho has charge of the meeting, slowly risingl-Xlfe are very thankful for this meeting and especially for the deep feeling manifested by some of our young people flocking toward the girlsj. Let us rise and be dismissed. SCENE IH. The girls' room. JENNIE-Oh, how dreadful I Could anything be worse? Just to think ! X i That deacon thought we were weeping. IVIAMIE Qgiving two or three screeches, to her reliefl-Oh, goodness . W me I V111 really dreadfully ashamed and just because of that horrid turban ' lgiving it a fling across the rooml. e 2 JENNIE'-rhlld the funny part of it-why, it's perfectly ridiculous, and 161 ff 49- -vi' Er my you didn't know it--I couldn't tell you or I should have laughed out loud'- dbg, X X i Q T X el' ll .T ,. if - .. Jef I bill ' 1 12-rf' 4 ,L T' ,, b-i.l'l'5- you had your turban on hind side before. 39 . . MAMIE-YOU dreadful thing-how ' A Fi I awful mad 2 ' 4? -such a guy! Hush! there VVhere's my Greek? A knock at the door. hideous-I'm just comes somebody. ff' hwiiglzyl qj W 1 mi l f MAMIE C 'I ' I ik Q , , . I - ome. Oh, Ella, howglad I?l.ll11'CSyOll. was S N 5 afraid it was Miss Carlton fthe preceptressj. Q5 JENNIE-DO you know whether Miss Carlton was out 1 ' n f 'F f-f ' ' . L .n f , A - Af gg this morning? ...t g I ' I I ELLA-Yes, she has just returnedg she sent me after you ll X lldfEll'q,H fl girls. I have just come from her room. Afilf liiffffluf ,,f', Aff , ff. JENNIE Qlookin fricvhtenedj--Oh, for heaven's sake! if AH! ff 3-I .-,' -Fl ivy- lf g 6 1 :I ELL.fx-I hope you girls aren't caught. lfVhat have you 'ini' aff I f been doing? U 5,52 My x 3 'Q In f i if -Xiu 1, INTAMIE-I'1'Il scared to death. What if she was there? A 71 for ' - r' 2 j gills? 9 How perfectly awful! 651 ' fr N A If - ,A JENNIE-Why under the sun did we go, and without nfl!!! 1 1 !, I permission, too? .rw -' '1 - ' ' -1 ,if,Q.- ' 4 l Jirllll lf' 1' 1 ' ' L1 W, Q MAMIE-I don't care. If it hadntt been for those horrid fi! if ffl 1 3 ALP S 2, 3 .ff boys we would never have thought of it. 5 f y l ' ' 1 If X fill: F' ,I ELLA-Well, you better come along. I U1 ,nh I - I . I 'ff A I :I on 7' SCENE IV. Girls outside Miss C's door. f ,., '95, uf' L' ,--.-:An 1 Ill'- K J gg ? ,gl Q ly- MAMIE-You go first. 5 ' lf, 1'Eil.J9d ' IENNIE-NO, YOU- . I 1 MADIIE-It was your fault. ' " K 4 w .fall IENNIE-W3Sllif either. MANIIE-WHS toog you proposed it. JENNIE fher eyes snappingj-Don't careg it was your hat. MAMIE Lrather loudlyj--You mean thing I JENNIE-1 don't care if I do get a letter home. Oh, dear, what shall we do? MISS C. Chearing a disturbance in the hall and coming to the doorj-Come in, girls. it you making all this noise? Was JENNIE Cmeeklyj--Ella Stevens said you wished to see us. A MISS C -Yes. I just received a telegram with a request from your father, Jennie, that you two girls meet him at the depot to-morrow morning, as he 5 goes through. The train only stops a few minutes, so don't be late for break- - fast. That's all. 3 'H mQI20l'OlOQiCdl wail ow spring has come Saint Vitusl dance Has seized on our barometer, And if this wind Much harder blows XYe won't have anernometer. 40 pl 1 22'- fa, ff! X 1 mm s X .. Il 15:1 K-. 1 mmm, Ili fl HM 'UM fszgzs ,i 4. petites V ea, 'U ffl -e .zz ae' l. . '4' T A .4 .Mr jf:-1.15 digg rf. 'I -Q 4 - ,Q L' num 1 8 ...... ......, J . .. .,..... .... f ....,, . . 2 ,.., ex , ,,,, -.,. . , . ' U, a ,. ,, W.. . em Nfl ' " A. 'in f '-K' 1' V17 fp-.sa fi 47 X 1 s v- if 'QQ 5 1" -:T -cz . '-'r . H' , ff ll 'r l w e U 'w-,v b Q 1" ' ,H X JV " 01' i J' : 5 Burning :ae lleaves y'iE'? gif 'V T 2 it was ' 1 ff Wi EM' K, at :wg , fx - X r .f ,..L-1 JIV lil way g X5 :gaggi- 5 5 - Q 3 Ov e ug,-1 x ll' ply' 1 K .lil 'X -1 yy I PQ Fai! UT in the street in the twilight, The gardener piled them high- Baskets of brown and withered leaves, Of the winter time gone by. And when the deeper shadows Came over the western hill, And the new-lit lamps in the hallway shone On the evening calm and still, A group of merry children Down the graveled pathway came To see the dead leaves pass away In the bonlire's smoke and flame. Relics of spring's soft verdure, Echoes of summer's prime, Mem'ries of autumn's glorious hues And wrecks of the winter time- Leaving all foulness behind them, In ashes and darkness to die, From the purihed flame they passed once more To the realms of their parent sky. G0 out, sad heart, in thy garden For the burning time is near. Gather the winter's withered leaves For the fires of the vernal year. And purified life and ambition Shall rise in new life from the flame, And leave to decay and to darkness The ashes of sorrow and shame. L: .-fb A P -"T" 374 'A ri 2 4 ,5 2 2, . ,Q J QW! f i X: - moron .W . Lvwqw ,f,4..r:f Q5 ' 1' -'ff rx , .1 ERNEST H. Bnoss, '81, ,W f 'P-, X .H .. lf, 41 . :Mp bfvi, Che music of Doane if IS with considerable difficulty that a concise history of any special line of work or course of instruction in the college can be followed from the beginning. Owing to the modesty of those who guided the affairs of the college and those who were under their instruction, we are left to depend largely O11 the memories of former students and instructors for a record of their activities along musical lines. In former times a conservatory in connection with a college was almost un- known in the East, and the founders of our institution were slow to believe in the aclvisability of such a plan for a western college. But soon after the founding of Doane the necessity for some form of musical instruction became urgent, as there were quite a number of students who wished to take up the study of music, and some would not attend college unless they could. However, the trustees were able to give little encouragement to the many applicants for the position of instructor in music. The college at that time was too poor to supply the necessary instruments and to pay an instructor, so for some years it was able to give this line of work only moral support, and teachers received no remuneration except the tuition fees of the students in music. The first teacher of music at Doane was Miss Bridges. She was succeeded after a year by Miss Jones, who is the daughter of Rev. Darius jones, author of many of our church hymns. Mrs. Stacy was the third teacher of music and remained until the year 1877. It is perhaps quite impossible for us to realize how crude was the state of things in those early times, and the difficulties to be surmounted by both instructor and pupil. The piano received little attention compared with the organ, due largely to the fact that the latter was more common in the home. The only musical instrument of any kind in possession of the college at first was a little old organ which had been donated, How dear this time-worn in- strument must have been to the hearts of the " preps H-for nearly all were "preps " then. How fascinating were even the discordant strains it sometimes produced, often choked as it was by the plaster which fell from the ceiling of the old I, Academy Building, and also subject to the destructive skill 4 - f' of mice among its reeds. Doubtless John Doane Qnow Rev.j A X X recalls how his ingenuity was often put to the test to keep N . -L a i,. 3 this wonderful instrument in working order. K f' -y' ' ,Z jf But worn and scarred as it was it did service on all X f if occasions and was the most popularinstrument in the Village. l y Xf O K ' F 0 ' lt was not only used in chapel exercises and literary so- Cf .t X cieties, but also in the church services, which were then held in 5 . the old Academy Building, and around it the students were accus- 5 W , ' ,. tomed to gather and practice their songs and choruses. lj ' X Despite the inconveniences and lack of facilities surrounding til . W' i 'N early musical instruction, through the ability and zeal of the , 'Mil lg. teachers very creditable advancement was made, especially in voice XX culture, much of the chorus work being excellent. ii' 'ii Fly, The study of music from 1877-'79 was carried on under the , A ,S direction of Hrs Oakes of Xen Xorlt The college uae novx t e happy .X ,, V 343 wwf possessor of a piano, manufactured we should hardly dare to say when, but 42 , ... Q , V 4 coming to the college after being well tested, to say the least. Mrs. Oakes had a large class in vocal instruction, while private organs and pianos of the town people were pressed into service in giving instrumental lessons. Among those whose enthusiasm and ability, given gratis, had a great deal to do with music up to this time were Miss E. E. Cochran lMrs. Allenjg Mr. H. H. Allen, who was usually the organist for the church and chapel while at Doane, and who has since become prominent in the musical circles of Omaha 3 also Miss Carrie Dean, latera graduate of Chicago University, Prof. G. A. Gregory, and Prof. A. B. Show. These and many others supplemented the work of the teachers in cultivating and developing musical taste of a high order. Al- though in these early days of Doane there was no distinct department of music in the college, it would be unjust to the institution and to all concerned to designate this as a chaotic period in the musical history of the school. On the contrary, the department doubtless received a momentum during this time which is still a living force and the influence of which will never cease. The beginning of the Musical Department proper dates from june 18, 1880, at which time the trustees, after long and careful deliberation, voted to employ a teacher of vocal music. It was not until the fall of 1881, however, that Miss Nellie E. Porter, the nrst teacher under the new condi- tions, entered upon her duties at the college. At iirstall students were required to attend the choral class, but at the beginning of the second year it was made optional. The classes at this time did no oratorio work, but sang some very good choruses. An occasional recital was given in the room then used for chapel exercises but now the biological laboratory of Merrill Hall. Doane's first glee club, or rather her glee club in its first stage of continuity, was organized in 1880. The necessary oiiicers for the organization were elected, and a constitution adopted, one article of which read something as follows : " The object of this organization shall be to have a jolly good time and honor Alma Mater by singing college songs." Such organizations as this indicate life and a progressive spirit among the students. Under the able direction of Mr. Gregory, an enthusiastic leader among the students, and later of Prof. Charles C, Stearns who imparted much of "college lifet' obtained in theEast, the club sang with characteristic vigor many of our familiar old Doane songs, and did 111uch to inspire the genuine college spirit Z 'fiimglii 'nf ti which seems to be ever on the ascendancy as the years go by. During the three years Miss Cora Gates QMrs. DSVISOHB was ' 'BW RtnA,-t'? - . . . . . '-iw' ':-- 1 gsm musical instructor the custom was originated of having a Com- mencement concert, thus furnishing an enjoyable treat that is yearly anticipated by the music loving people of Crete. The Crete Vocal Club, composed of students and town people, was also organized with a membership of fifty. The number of students in the department since 1885 has usually been suiiicient to make necessary the employment of an assistant teacher. Miss Gates and also her successor, Miss Carrie E. Decker tMrs. McCullockJ, not only per- formed with more than ordinary ability their duties as teachers, but personally contributed largely to public entertainments in this and neighboring cities, and both did much to cultivate in the students a taste for classical music. During Miss Decker's stay the Crete Vocal Club gave an elaborate cantata," The Flower Queen," and the proceeds of the entertainment helped to purchase our Steinway grand piano. Miss Decker was full of zeal, and lacked patience, almost to a fault, with any student who would not exert himself to the utmost to develop his 45 musical powers. For some time, without the aid of an assistant, she , I gave as many as seventy-one lessons per week. Up to this time the ' department had been steadily growing in popularity. 1 The catalogue of 1882-83, records thirty pupils in music, while - that of 1888-89, gives the number as seventy-six. It was during this I ' 'A - " latter period that the department was iirst called a " Conservatory," and ZZ M , Prof. F. W. Gates was placed in charge. 1 ' 7 3. ' During his stay the college sustained a band, and two glee clubs- ' A the " Orion H consisting of young ladies, and the " Orpheus " consisting Church, consisting largely of students, was likewise organized at this time. ti " T The high standard of music adopted by her predecessors was sus- ' tained by Miss Mary E. Latimer fMrs. Greyj, who had charge of the I I . - Conservatory for a year, succeeding Prof. Gates. Excellent chorus work 1' W 0, W ip was done outside of the. Conservatory proper, and perhaps the chapel was ' never more crowded than during one of her musical entertainments. For i' . 1 a time other work in musical lines forced even the glee club into the back , ii ' . N' ground. "No college in the state has had a better musical reputation X, , ,", :V especially as regards quartettes and choral music." 1 1 1,,, , , ' v--X . M, 1 1 Mill i lllll I l 1 rn, ll! Wx! X N ,WM . f ' A , live l ip ' l ui l It I I 1 1 5 ul ll of young gentlemen. The large chorus choir of the Congregational xiii is ,il i li e ll Wil 1 M ll I , ,li SEV Magi' i ll' , ,lg 1 l 1 l "ll 'Ill 1 I X ,W HW! l l l il W ll 1 1 xi ul I I! ll 1. During Miss Latimer's stay at Doane, she was a member of a quartette ii, W, i if which occasionally aiforded a rare treat to students and public alike, the lm' ' I other members being Miss VVhipple, Mrs. G. D. Steve11s, and Mrs. H. F. Ifai? ,' 'iii Doane. The last two, and also Prof. Doane, are among those who have VA! if rendered much etiicient service to the musical interests of both college J-2 V:-153. 5 l - I """'r'i""'7"'1f ""' fzuiil' W ,f and town. t I . I I 72 L , t , gag? The quartette which more than any other has enshrined itself in tl1e It gf! ' , ' QM . . . ,. l I Q10?'if":'? hearts of the students and friends of the college, and of which Doane is LK Q 1, N. 1 42.3, cf ,231 justly proud, is the " Adelphianf' By the ability and the intelligent, ,Z ,X T' c.. earnest efforts of its members it has won an enviable reputation. This quartette, organized in 1888 and known during its first year as " The Quartetten of Doane, was composed, as is well known, of brothers from two families, and A. V. House, and G. H. and C. L. Aller. In 1890 A, V. House, going East for seminary work, was succeeded by his brother, R. H. House. The boys had done such good work, and had become so well known by the summer of 1889, through their singing at Commencement concerts and numer- ous entertainments, that they were engaged for a two months' tour in northern Nebraska. During the next summer they filled a ten days, engagement with the Chautauqua of Hot Springs, S.D., singing also before a number of assemblies in this state. In ISQI the "Adelphians" sang in New York, and also filled an engagement at Saratoga with the National Teachers' Con- vention, where they were enthusiastically received by an audience of ten thousand people. In 1392 a month's tour was made, and in 1895 they traveled for two seasons as the "Adelphian Quartette Co.," giving two concerts in Chicago, and traveling extensively in their own and neighboring states. The repertoire of the " Adelphian " contains over two hundred of the best classical, pathetic, and humorous songs. This organization composed of loyal "Old Doane " students has done much indeed to bring the college widely and favorably to notice. The "Adelphian Quartette " has been ably assisted by Miss Lillian Chase, another loyal Doane student, who has gained for herself an enviable reputation as a soloist and a reciterg also by Miss Ethelyn King, of the Conservatory class of 894, who filled the position of pianist in a way most thoroughly satisfactory. The " Euphonion Quartettef' consisting of G. J. Ireland, I. XV. Kenagy, F. I-I. Raley, and J. R. Ellison, is another musical organization outside of the department which has done some very thorough work. The quartette was organized in 1591. It has a repertoire of over thirty 44 11 selections, containing some of the best classical and humorous songs. Although the members have been separated of late we are glad to learn that the quartette has not yet ceased to exist. The " Lyric Quartette " organized in 1894, consisting of B. E. Davison, A. T. Cassel, Roscoe King, and A. A. Stull, also did very commendable work, and their singing during Commence- ment of 1895 received especially hearty commendation. Its members, we are sorry to say, are now widely separated. " Comus," the present ladies' quartette, consists of Misses Ruby, Battey, Smeall, and King. Ten of the young men, members of various male quartettes of the college, have recently united with an equal number of young ladies to form a glee club, under the direction of Prof. King. Since its first organization in I88O the glee club has had its ups and downs. Revived into new vigor by Prof. G. D. Swezey in 1892, its work took high rank for a number of years. R. B. Morgan, in 1894, became leader of this organization, and also of the mandolin club which he organized in that year from members of the glee club. This mandolin club, under the able , management of Mr. Morgan, met with flattering success in its concert E r v ... workin this and neighboring cities. The present mandolin club, consist- 'l 1 ing of Roscoe King, F. R. Fairchild,Thos. Bahr, J. P. Fuller, L. E. Swain, I .lv , M. S. Brown, and R. B. Morgan, is also a favorite at public gatherings. Juni, ,, fgr,L'.'gX: There are certain disadvantages attending a change of instructors in W Kd any department, since their modes of instruction necessarily vary. It ll Q, is with pleasure, therefore, that we call to mind the fact that since h ip,-j' 1890 there has been no change of instructors in the Conservatory. i Prof. H. Bert King took charge at that time and under his supervision 4 ES, the Conservatory has made excellent progress. Since his coming there h 1 im, 1- Q , has also been a college band and an orchestra part of the time, both of r , If 2' 5 HI' "1,l"l3-V which have been under his leadership. The band of the present school I I - 'wi ix- year, with its sixteen pieces, is doing very good work, and occasionally Il I 'I nl' L ,QW 'QI ' adds inspiration to the military drill. During the year so far it has given I- I 5 ' ,gg -2 x 2 one concert and aided in a number of public entertainments. Soon after I' " fl i coming to the institution Prof. King divided the choral class into two A 1 1 fi divisions, and for sometime each division gave monthly recitals. Several concerts have been given by the chorus choir, in each of which, as also in his conservatory work, Prof. King has shown great proficiency in the capacity of leader and instructor. " The Conservatory is a department of the college under the same general management." A fair per cent of the pupils of the department have been making music a specialty. Yet students are encouraged to make the work in music a part of one of the other regular courses, since the school stands for a certain idea of broad education, which prevades every department, -i. e., that special training in any line of work should be accompanied by or based upon a broad, thorough, general education, and should be pursued with a view to promoting the normal development of every side of man's nature. The desire of the department is not to draw a large attendance simply to swell the catalogue, but to develop the highest degree of capability in the students who are there for instruction. The fees for instruction are placed at the lowest possible limit of actual cost in order that good musical advantages may be placed within the reach of the largest possible number of students. The musical standing of Doane, placed high in the beginning, has kept pace with the times, and we hope that the work of the department will show equally Hattering progress as the years go by. 45 H PSVCb0l0giCdl EXIJQNIIIQIII 3 f VVAS a dull, stormy afternoon in the latter part of january, and as business was - ".,. slack I decided to close the office a little early, and slip in and see Macetield a 4 few minutes. Macefield had been a chnm of mine in college, and was 11ow a f H promising young lawyer. just as I reached his chambers a tall, well-built, and 5 - I Q 5, rather handsome man came out and passed me. His appearance attracted my it X M f . 1' 'fll 1 attention, and as soon as Macefield and I were seated before the blazing grate in Mil W X .. 2 his private office I asked him who the gentleman was who had just left. .- "Do you mean lfVinship ?" he asked. I replied that I had not the honor of that gentleman's acquaintance, but that I meant a well-built, scholarly looking man whom I had just met in the corridor. -. "The very man," Macedeld replied. "XVhy, I thought vou knew him. He - was in college when we were there. He was a few classes below us, though, and perhaps I should never have known him, either, if it had not been for a little incident in his sophomore year." Macefield broke off and sat watching the flames that leaped up from the gas-logs before us. From time to time he rubbed his hands and fell into a low chuckle. I knew very well that he had a story to tell, but was waiting for a little encouragement before beginning it. So I said: "Fire away, and let us know what happened to him." "XVel1, you see, it was this way. Winship was a Sophomore, and knew more than he ever did before or has since. He was engaged to a charming girl, a Miss Chandler by name, who happened to be a great friend of my sister. lVinship really loved "his Blanche," as he called her, but, as I said, he was very wise, and had got some strange notions into his head which he wished to demonstrate. He spoke of the great results to be obtained from environ- ment, and of the ennobling and broadening influence of the study of psychology. "His particular hobby, at the time of which I am speaking, was a theory that he had originated in his own intellectual and speculative brain. He held that the action excited between two similar passions is in inverse proportion to that of one of the k, V' two given passions toward a third passion. How wise Winship felt! In his sight the philosophy of Socrates and Aristotle dwindled into insigniii- cance. How strange it was that no one had ever advanced this theory! if- 1,12 ,.,, , V It was also a very convenient and enjoyable theory to hold. All a fellow ,xiii 'iii had to do was to be once sure that he loved a girl and that she loved him, and then he could proceed to make love to another girl with the full satis- 1' faction that as he bestowed his attentions on the second girl the affection 1' 5 the first girl had for him would constantly increase. lVhat a sublime T L ., E l ' l Wg-X I conception I Although lVinship had never seen his theory fully worked out, 'lg' f Q' he thought he had caught partial glimpses of it and determined to give it a fill ' " ' thorough trial as soon as possible. W'hat better chance would he have for experimenting than upon Miss Chandler and himself? He was sure that he loved her and she had said that she loved him, and these were the only necessary conditions. " It was nearing Commencement week and he decided to put his theory to the test. Of all the functions of the week the Commencement concert was considered the most important by the students. Therefore, instead of asking Blanche to go to the concert he asked Miss Bernhoff. Miss Bernhoff was a Freshman and a very nice girl, who felt greatly honored by an invitation to the Commencement concert from Mr. Frank J. Winsliip, Jr., member of the 46 Sophomore class. Winship felt some conscientious pangs in regard to his treatment of Blanche, but he proceeded to make preparations for the concert with the feeling that all was for the best. " Now it happened that there was a certain young Freshman who had not been at college long enough to become acquainted with the relations existing between Winship and Miss Chandler, and in all innocence he took it into his head to ask Miss Chandler's company to the concert. Nevertheless, he stood rather in awe of her, and instead of seeing her personally he decided to write her a note and signed it ' Hastily yours, Frank J. W--,' omitting to Write out his last name in full. "Miss Chandler was rather surprised when the maid brought up the note, but she was still more surprised when she had quickly glanced it over and read the signature, Frank J. Wi. In her haste she did not doubt but that it was from Frank Winship. Yet why had he not called instead of writ- Q 1 ing? She concluded that it must have been because he was in haste, as he said in the note, but that could not be allowed to ' ' I excuse him entirely, and she decided to punish him by answer- . V. ,fa If l L 'iii ing with all due formality. Accordingly she got out pen and I ,' paper and composed a note as nearly like the following as I can g f I remember : an i f f " ' MR. FRANK J. WINSHIP, JR. P Ev' iw' J' " ' Sir-Your invitation to the Commencement con- cert at hand and duly noted. Upon due consideration I have decided to accept your kind offer, and you seam U ":"I5 gate ,fig 'P If 5 1' -if ,as 3' . , f f f .fl , .. , I - ' - ,X-NQW, M ,W 5 an i, 11 I 'f -- L if I Qg y nql g ,bfi Lf' J-uv, T Nj, 1 I t ,cj 7,7 1? fs-f1i' i ffl -R .- 4 . -:Sri , . Mesa 1 . , 31 55 - ' fra- " tg-' .3 ... ,r 1 fi, vi 1 Lge ', , .. milpa, lb' ,il ' ti" .gi " -' .?' .jQi'?i"fi9f:-rxiiith, in ' '--R ..s.xQEf " 7 ft's . at , N ,'f'J7"""' In V 'K' ' . V ,nuff I . , may consider this as an acceptance of the same. " ' Yours for formality, "'M1ss BLANCHE CHANDLER., and "iVhen VVinship got that note they say he grew pale then red with anger as he came to the conclusion that some one had been playing a joke on him. What could he do 1 Here he was with two girls for the same evening. There could be no doubt that the note had been written by Blanche, for he knew her writing too well to be deceived by any skillful forgery. The deceit must have been practised somewhere back of her, and he took upon himself such a vow to deal vengeance as would have terrined a savage and made the atmosphere several shades darker. He could not go back on his engagement with Miss Bernhoif and he dared not go and explain matters to Blanche. For even if he should escape her righteous indignation his experiment would be spoiled, and the opportunity for testing his theory lost. But something mm! be done. The day of the concert was drawing near, and the more he thought and fumed the deeper the dilemma seemed and the more unable he was to form a plan by which to extricate himself. "Meanwhile NVorthrup, Freshman, was becoming uneasy at receiving no reply from Miss Chandler. He had come to the conclusion that she had thought herself too much above him and had determined to snub him entirely. It enraged him to think that a Freshman should be used in this manner by a Sophomore girl, and he vowed that in the future he would not so much as look at those detestable Sophoinores. "As the days went by Blanche Chandler innocently went about making preparations for the concert. She noticed that Frank looked a good deal cut up about something, and naturally inferred that it was in regard to the note she had sent him. She began to repent and to feel that perhaps she had been a little too hard on the poor boy, and as a kind of recompense for her past injustice she was more gracious than ever toward him. To Frank this was but adding 47 W, f' .. af fif f f ' f 'R ' iii gall to wormwood. He felt somehow that this was the beginning of the proof that his theory was cor- rect. It almost drove him to distraction to realize that, at the moment when his theory seemed to be working out so beautifully, the experiment must none the less inevitably be spoiled. "The day Of the concert had come and the con- dition of affairs had not improved. Worthrup, dis- gusted and incensed at the supposed conduct of Miss , ' Chandler, had left town with the determination that he would never give a woman a chance to treat him so again. VVinsl1ip was nearly crazy and at times had vague notions of ending all by some desperate act. For his life he could not rig up a plausible excuse for leaving town, and many times during the day he wished that Miss Bernhoff, along with his theory and the fellow who had interfered with it, were in 'the land of the everlasting bonfire' He thought of try- ing the sick scheme, but everyone knew that he was always in the best of health. Hit was after supper and he was mechanically dressing for the concert while he was mentally carrying on a discussion as to whether he would face the music like a man or run away and be disgraced forever. He was irresolutely pulling on his gloves when the thought struck him that perhaps Miss Bernhoff in a feeling of feminine triumph might tell Blanche that she was going to the concert with him. In his excited condition he felt sure that she would do it. Blanche must not know it from herg he must go and tell her and keep her at least from getting a misconception of his act. He grabbed his hat and made a dive out of the door as if he were breaking through 'center.' just as he turned into the hall in his mad rush he almost ran over a little street arab who was bringing him a note. VVinship seized it and tore it open. It ran nearly as follows: lf' " ' DEAR FRANK:- " ' I am awfully sorry to disappoint you so, but it will be iin- possible for me to go to the concert. I have just received a telegram p that father is seriously ill, and I must take the 7:45 train for home. " ' BLANcHE Ci! Ylffzf' in if if-3 P4 X X' -Q ,I , 5. fav. I J35,.if,-,AAR "XVel1, it would be hard to describe Winsl1ip's feelings when he read if--:i,fb3'X that, He did not know whether he was glad or sorry, but he did know Sf VYi,xtQ'l that he was well out of his difficulty, and decided that in future he would eixsjfg 3, R . be satisfied with the philosophic theories of the ancient masters and would fix? -ff if 11 not try to establish new ones of his ownf' ,QS Macefield stopped here as though his story was finished, and my ' li, 3, ' ff curiosity led me to ask 2 " 'Well, what was the sequel? " 'lf Slifer-gQQ3,.i2fx " Oh, of course it all leaked out afterward, but after a few tears and ffl'-V Q V Y' -, ffh reproaches Blanche forgave him, and to-day they have a cosy little home l 'gl' i W , ' up on North Twenty-third Street? Ht-Xrweff l 48 0 f' Q! flip hm fr ff Mgwfg it SM- , 'qsfffsfv fiiffg . Qi' X32 N fn 12,9 N ' fu MQXUW- 1 E2 H '1 ffN i,..LW" iilff if T f i Ow:f2'! l 0 HT. Lv, IF you love me as I love you, Then naught our love can severg X 'Twill grow more tender, sweet and true r Forever and forever. Q w r Your fingers thrilled my hand to-night' fl Oh! how I longed to press them! ll N, Your locks hung low o'er brow so white- l 3 I prayed once to caress them! l I have not known you long, but, oh! I My longing knows no measureg ' Il Denial would be keenest woe, l Your love my only pleasure. , l Then love me, dear, as I love you, And naught our love shall severg I 'Twill grow more tender, warm and true -I Forever and forever. y w Ernest H. Br-oss, '81- rifg QEXN 024 1.12 ' 'FQLWL Q , -... . ,.,.,,. flgrf l ,auf -W ,Q a' fgxLX 61 , K In 4 'SU -1 x Q J REQSL ' is , M as DEL: 1 'W' -as 4 Ci ' Qi , sg . s -,.,,..,,,,. wi 49 :ff dttllwd W , Q54- LJ ' JM 1' l5lQIiCS Base Ball No game has become so permanently worthy of the title, t'the American game," as base ball. Its history in Doane dates back to the organization of the college. The first playing was of course very unscientific and the players few. Every year some playing has been done. The first team was organized in 1877, although there was some playing done prior to this date. Mr. G. XV. Mitchell captained this team, and its work was of a high Stalldafd. The Crete nine was once a victor in a game with the team, and was also once defeated. This team met and defeated the teams of DeWitt and Dorchester. An effort was made to secure a game witl1 the University of Nebraska, but the attempt was not successful. In 1882 the University defeated Doane in two games. Pleasant Hill was beaten on its own grounds during this season. The college team defeated the Crete team in April, 1884, with the score 18-12. In 1885 Doane defeated Lincoln 37-IO. The season of 1886 opened with material for a strong team. Captain F. VV. Dean worked faithfully to get the team into 'varsity form, and it succeeded in defeating the boys of Crete 20-21. The University defeated Doane in May, 1886, 15-29. In 1888 Doane played several games with the Crete boys i11 which honors were about equally divided. On April 12, 1889, the University again defeated Doane. In the spring of 1890 the team adopted the orange suits with black triangles. These gave place in 1891 to the black uniforms with orange triangles. The University defeated Doane May 1, 1890, by a score of 22-12. Doane defeated lfVesleyan June 7 of the same year. YVesleyan defeated Doane May 16, 1891, by a score of zo-19. During the season of 1891 Doane defeated the Crete nine in three gamesg scores, II-2, 11-lo, 12-11. In the spring of 1893 Doane was defeated by the Crete team. In later years the famous Crete team has used some of Doane's students with excellent results. In fact this team has often been largely made up of Doane men. ...3 cI'dCl'l Htbletics The basis of all athletic sports is found in track athletics. Throughout all the many kinds of athletic contests, we find the modified forms of track athletics. For this reason the simple sports, such as running, jumping, etc., have interested the athlete for many centuries. The Athletic Association was organized in 1877. The nrst regular held day was held on Monday, May 28, 1888. Ten annual Held days have been held, in all of which the students have shown a lively interest. Besides the local field days, the Doane track team has participated in various intercollegiate contests, all of which were held within our OXVII state. K XX-X In 1890, at the State Field Day, Doane took fourteen events, the State Vniver- if S sity twelve, and XVesleyan three. The following year, in a field day held at o 2 lihxf' 5 "se lr 2.x 'N if aff, 2'-x , ,e .1 x - 1, uf 1 I 07,3 f 'ard , team three. In the State Field Day of 1892, Doane again succeeded in winning a - number of events. The State University withdrew from the State Athletic Associa- ,W tion in 1893, leaving Wesleyan, Cotner, and Doane the only members. Doane secured one hundred and twenty points in the State Field Day, while the two universities QW 1' X Hastings, Doane won thirteen events, Hastings College four, and the Y. M. C. A. M divided the remaining twenty-five points between them as best they could. DoANE's Rnconns- Running high jump, J. H. Cassell, 5 feet 3 inches, May 26, 1894. Standing high jump, H. H. Kenagy, '96, 4 feet 6 inches, May 26, 1894. Standing broad jump, F. H. Raley, '96, 9 feet 9 inches, May 20, 1893. Running broad jump, R. D. Morgan, '96, 18 feet 2 inches, May 2o, 1895. Standing broad jump Qweightsj, A. C. Gaylord, I2 feet I inch, May 25, 1889. Running hop, step and jump, F. H. Raley, '96, 39 feet 8 inches, june 17, 1895. Standing hop, step and jump, F. H. Raley, '96, 28 feet 1 inch, May 26, 1894. Pole vault, 1. P. Fuller, '99, 8 feet 42 inches, May 15, 1897. 16-lb. shot put, A.'R. Dean, 32 feet 3.6 inches, May 31, 1890. 16-lb. hammer throw, L. H. Lee, '97, 75 feet 112 inches, May 15, 1897. 120 yard hurdle race, A. C. Gaylord, I7 seconds, May 25, 1889. 1oo yard dash, B. B. Buchannan, IO 3,-5 seconds, May 4, 1891. 5o yard dash, F. H. Raley, '96, 62 seconds, june 17, 1895. One-half mile run, 1. C. Noyce, '98, 2 minutes 14M seconds, May 15, 1897. One mile run, J. C. Noyce, '98, 5 minutes 7 seconds, May 15, 1897. tennis This game is one of the most popular games that are played in our country to-day. Although the facts, that but few can participate in a single game at one time, and that the playing of tennis involves some expense for apparatus, seem to be against it, yet much may be said in its favor. There is no roughness or liability to serious accidents, as in football, and yet there is the need for enthusiasm, for cool, steady playing, and for quick action of mind and body, which we find in any game. The Tennis Association was organized in 1887. On July 6, 1889, Doane, represented by S. L. Mains and G. A. Loveland, defeated the Elwood, Neb., team. On june 6, 1890, Doane defeated the University of Nebraska in singles and doubles, winning both first and second places. Doane again defeated the University in 1891. In both cases the games were played on the State University grounds. Later years have not found so great an interest in the State Tournament, but the interest in the local tournaments has been maintained. r the Girls' Gymnasium Q 9 i The Doa11e girls of former times had much the same sports as f ' - the boys in the spring and fall,-bathing, swimming, and rowing, vs!" J many of them being expert rowers. Even base ball was not 5 my U'!u'E"- x X unknown to them. But when it became too cold for such out-door Oy j ' ', exercise, there was nothing to take its place. In the fall of 1889, j X Q' 'h .M X, jp the idea originated of starting a girls' gymnasium to supply this gl .. ",l1.',',' want. The girls entered very heartily into the scheme, sent for l r ,i ll' f clubs, dumb-bells, and wands, and organized a class with Miss X ' A I ' fi If 1 Florence XVhipple as leader. XX For a time the boys were much mystiiied by the light which ,Z S12 f . appeared regularly once a Week in the attic of Gaylord Hall, and . bythe equally inexplicable sounds which floated out upon the 51 -4- frosty air,-shrieks, or the sound as of an explosion as some luckless girl threw her club twenty feet away, barely missing the head of her neighbor. They continued this practice until spring, when they again betoolc themselves to other forms of exercise. After two winters under Miss XVhipple's leadership, Miss Thompson took charge of the class. In 1893 the college bought apparatus and fitted up the attic of Gaylord Hall as a regular gymnasium for the girls, In the fall of 1895 the girls were divided into classes Each class has as 3 leader one of the more proficient 3 while these leadersform a class under Miss Thompson. V, ci A A ,,.,.-- -QR, WX, 9 -Mjjgqffxflw V, jg 'Football -M,-... V . ' C , Nffkf DWF fl'-'S ' ikgwlfdx i l l "Every time they buck the line she 8 if O Mil,-7 wr'-iilil Xgfwmsafwa, goes, goes, 12065 F" 44 ,A ,l Wl'2,l""-.QQ 1.6,-fl A desire for the game of football . g ' 'lj-' 1,2 V was first awakened in Doane by the pur- -' Q .,.'-"i":zi11'wf 5-'ml -Y' -"': ,L - 2 JNL i- ' CW, 7,45-S N- ASL? chase of a ball in 1884. However, the lv, il: ,Kr ,Flo I llI,.,l3f'lt,tsjjjl' " W' 'U' interest in the old-fashioned game called -- il, xy ,lf Tli, 'M -igfd-lmf "drive" ceased as suddenly as it began, lFl, l ' I , ll Elie? and the ball la durin several 'ears . Y g 5 ,I ff . . . Nl. ,li Mil Without receiving the usual number of f W!l,i"'f,,!"""f".,,,lf3IQi.l-N Q.u kicks and cuffs. Only on rare occasions sj"'itN,,xllll, l,llw'l.,l, Q.- was it brought out to be abused in the ' Q f- na' . 1 ss A - - -, Svas tlllfelduiffliiid fiilllof 7ea2geIfLCXsi2enfZ "-' 'i' learn it the boys again demanded the old N JZ " 5 :S ball. The college boys lined up against - 'ge l, va? il an equal number of town lads, and al- ? N! though no score was made by either side ' qi much was learned about football, and 'F-:Q -3 Doane's football history was begun. The first football game of any importance was played in February, 1891, against the State University of Nebraska. This game was played in the mud by players who, for the most part, had never before entered such a contest. The score was 18-o in favor of "the State." The next game occurred in Hastings on June 8, in which the defeat by the University in Feb- ruary was fairly cancelled by a score of 36-o. With these two games as preliminaries, Doane entered the arena, or better the gridiron, with an earnestness that afterward made her widely known in western football. October 31, ISQI, found Doane and her old-time rival facing each other in a second foot- ball contest. The University of Nebraska won by a score of 28-4. Mr. S. Mains, the cap- tain and manager for 1891, arranged a second game with the "Unil' for N .jmber 14. The University was defeated in a fair but heated contest by a score of 12-nt 1 ,arid and thorough training had developed the Doane team to a degree that surprised even tliefplayers themselves. The defeated team hired a coach the following week, and having obtained a negro hall'-back, Mr. Flippin, on December 5 it defeated Doane's team by a score of 32-O. Thus ended the season of 1891. The season of 1892 began with Mr. F. VV. Sweney, captain, Mr. S. L. Mains, manager, and Mr. F. P. Reed, of Dartmouth, coach. The first game was played with the Viiiversity of Illinois, in Omaha, on the 22d of October, score, Illinois zo, Doane o. In the second game of the season, Doane beat Cotner University, in Crete, October 29, by a score of 62--0. The University of Nebraska could not be induced to play until the coach, Mr. Reed, had gone and tl1e team had disbanded. As they forfeited one game by refusing to play, Doane justly claimed the State Championship for 1892. 52 M 1? Mr. B. J. Williams was captain for 1893, and Mr. L. N. Farr manager. Mr. A. W, Jeffries, of Ann Arbor, was secured to coach the team. In the first game of the season, which took place in Crete, Octo- ber 7, Doane won from Ashland by a score of ISAO. Later the State University defeated Doane in Lincoln by a score of 28-O. The best game of the season was with the famous Baker team of Kansas. Al- though they succeeded in beating Doane's team, they pronounced it the best and most gentlemanly team they had met during their entire tour. The score of this game,which occurred in Crete October go, 1893, was 10-o. A game was secured with Gates College in Neligh for Thanksgiving Day, but was postponed one day because of snow. VVith this game Doane ended the season, having made a complete atonement for former defeats, and when any member of her team was afterward questioned, "Wie Gates?" he was sure to answer, "Sixty-six to nothing. N It is a pleasure to record a victory or a series of victories, but if a defeat was never known the pleasure would cease. The season of 1894 found Doane's team stronger than ever. It met and defeated the Ash- land team in Ashland September 22 by a score of 26-0. The Nebraska City team was also beaten on its own grounds September 29, score, 38-o. In W ill" . Jaffe ' - ,'f. -i 1' Lili: I ,'N 1 Ze it ' 5 'fi' ga 7 2 S " ,s Q 1' f f Q . 1 s 1 5 f '. 'N . fl is EVWRNQ ,Z-ff J ix, Xi A i .ill ll.s1.1..1-.1,l-at 74, If V, ,,f,, , Emfmmgys , K -4 V910 4 .ix iff fl' L.? Qi1'vl? 'lf ,ffvloi .fm ' M N 1 git l 1 X l Y , ill' Iwi' f lr ntl , X I , Xflm 4- V p' .' ,ZH ', A . -4 ' -1:7"' " 1 ti' flirt I a a I Kansas the team did not fare so well, for Kansas University beat Doane College October I3 by a score of 22-12. October I5 Doane defeated the Topeka Athletic Club by a score of I8-O. The third game in Kansas was with Ottawa University, whose team was made up for the most part of the famous Baker team of 1893. This collection of star players defeated Doane October 16 by the score of 16-O. This was the only time Doane failed to score in Kansas. On Friday, October 18, though not yet recovered from the rough game in Kansas, Doane met and de- feated Grinnell College of Iowa in the Crete Athletic Park. This game was a very close one, the final score of Io-8 being made only a few seconds before the last half ended. Doane de- feated the State University of Nebraska in Lincoln by a score of 12-o on October 27, 1894. This victory and the one over Grinnell College, champions of Iowa for 1894, gave Doane the championship of Iowa and Nebraska. The season of 1895 opened with Mr. L. H. Lee captain, and Mr. S. L. Mains manager. Mr. F. XV. Sweney was secured as coach. Doane met and Q defeated the Grinnell College team on its own grounds by a score of 6-O. M, Friday evening, October 11, found Crete alive with excited people. College Hill became the scene of wildest enthusiasm. WVhe11 on the following day Doane met the State University of Iowa and defeated them, lo-0, Crete was excited. But when Monday, October 14, brought news of Doanels victory in the game with the Des Moines Y. M. C. A., IO-6, the delight of both college and town knew no bounds. Upon the return of the team its ad- mirers tried to show in some little degree their appreciation of the work it had done. The players were met at the depot by the students and hauled to the hotel, where, after a bounteous repast, speeches, songs and college enthusiasm were shown by appropriate yells. The remaining games of 1895 were not so satisfactory. Kansas University defeated Doane November I9 by a score of 32-6. Our boys made the first touch-down four minutes after the kick-off, but as four of the best players were hurt soon after, the game which should have been a victory for Doane was changed to a defeat. I November I9 the State University of Nebraska defeated Doane in Crete by f a score of 24-o. Thus ended the season of 1895. The team was banqueted by the citi7ens of Crete November 23, and this is but one of the many ways in which the town people have shown their appreciation of college athletics. v l ' e f X 53 ? i ll u.r.4t f 1 ' ' UT Nt Ll jx egg: x 1 H ft" ini ii ill' ff X , 1,5 , X , 9 K new tllllii RS ttllliw I it ,VL t Him if as 1 , X The fall of 1896 found D0ane's prospects for a football tean1 very poor indeed. Mr. A. Houston had resigned the oflice of captain. Only four of the old eleven were in school and two of these were unable to play because of heavy school work. In that mass-meeting in No. 2 the question was asked by the chairman, " Boys, shall we play football this year? " The unanimous response was that they would play, even though every game should mean a defeat, as it afterward proved. At this meet- ing Mr. L. H. Lee, who had been previously elected manager, was chosen to captain the team. Here, and, in fact, all through the season, the boys showed the true grit which has ever characterized the athletes of "Old Doane." The first game of 1896 was against Tarkio College, in Tarkio, Mo., on October 4. It resulted in a score 16'o in their favor. Three Weeks later the State University of Nebraska defeated Doane in Lincoln 20-o. A game with Wesleyan was played in Crete in November in which Doane was again defeated by a score of 8-4. The game with Kansas University resulted in a score of 10-4 in favor of K. U. Here it Vf' - 5 1 A was that Doane showed some of her old time form and, though defeated, f i x played an excellent game. Q I i j I In but a single instance has Doane ever played a team from a col- ' - 4 lege smaller than herself. Most of the games have been with teams -D541 representing institutions from three to live times as large as Doane. She has played twenty-seven games and has scored three hundred and fifty-six points against three hundred and ten of her opponents. ALL DOANE FOOTBALL TEAM. Center-Charles Fisher, '97, height 6 feet, weight ISO lbs. Left Guard-L. H. Lee, '97, 6 ft. 2,5 in-, 1901135- Right Guard-F. T. Owen, '96, 5 ft. 8 in., 205 lbs. Left Tackle-B. J. VVilliams, '94, 6 ft., 175 lbs. Right Tackle-I. V. Reasoner, '97, 5 ft. IO in., 185 lbs. Left End--A. Houston, '99, 5 ft. 9 in., 145 lbs. 1 Right End-H. H. Kenagy, '96, 6 ft., 170 lbs. ' Gage 4 . .,. 1 Left Half Back-S. L. Mains, 5 ft. II in., 185 lbs. gg? E f N Right Half Back-J. P. Feese, 5 ft. 9 in., 170 lbs. lhmlh Full Back-F. VV. Sweney, '93, 5 ft. 9 in., 150 lbs. Captain, S. L. Mains. Quarter Back-F. W. Leavitt, ,95, 5 ft. 8 in., 13,5 lbs. 5 MM Substitutes- s, f Guard-L. N. Farr, '95, 5 ft. II in., 170 lbs. 5, 'D N f I - ' Tackle-H. VV. Cope, 5 ft. IO in., 165 lbs. ff 7 X I 1 I End-H. Eichelberger, 5 ft. 9 in., I6O lbs. f' .' X Half Back-L. Johnson, 5 ft. 8 in., 160 lbs. KC ' W1 Quarter Back-I. W. Kenagy, '96, 5 tt. II in., 145 lbs. Full Back-H. S. Fuller, '94, 6 ft., 165 lbs. , , military Department " ' The Military Department of Doane College was organized in ISRO. It was first known as the Doane College Light Guards, For a number of years Prof. H. F. Doane acted as drillmaster. Through the able lead- ership of Prof. Doane and the assistance of such men as Cv. I. Gilbert, J. M. Farrar, li. li. , ""-" 1-L ...L 54 Sprague and others the company soon became a very popular feature of college life. The Light Guards gained much insight into the true soldier life by the experience acquired in the annual encampment. For some time these encampments were held fr in the spring term. Others occurred in the fall term. The assembly grounds were found to be most suitable, and here the boys pitched their tents for a few days each year to learn of the life and duties of the soldier. Guards were maintained night and day, and as the boys from the high school or town under the cover of darkness made frequent attempts to capture the entire force, the duties of the sentinels often became of an exciting nature. And then-the cooking ! But let us hasten to "de- S Nm XY!! part from evil. " In the fall of 1893 "the powers that bem decided to make military drill compul- sory, provided a regular army ofhcer could be secured, whose sole duty should be to instruct the cadets in military science and tactics. On April 9, 1894, C. B. Hardin, First Lieutenant 18th Infantry, U. S. A., took charge of the department as military professor. New equipments throughout, consisting of eighty Springfield rilies and one three-inch muzzle-loading rifle, were secured. The old uniforms were replaced by the regular undress uniform of gray as used at West Point. These were Worn for ? qw one year, when the company decided to adopt the blue cadet uniform. wfft' The Cadet Band is a new but important feature of the department. Under the 151' I .4 ' f , " 9' ,i-l:r1X , leadership of Prof. H. Bert King it has become quite proficient. Competitive drills began in 1888, when Mrs. Perry offered a prize to the cadet best drilled in the manual of arms. Mr. C. C. Stull was the winner of the first contest. For several years this contest was omitted, but in 1895 it was re-established. Mr. F. R. Fairchild was the win- ner in 1895 and Mr. H. C. Culver in 1896. ' The names of the three graduating cadets having the best military records are recorded in the United States army register. According to a bill passed by the legislature in 1897 the graduates of the department are to be commissioned in the State Militia with the rank that they hold at the time of graduation. . 'iii' ,if 1 lf.. 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The euglena, encysted, constricted in two, just before he came out of that state. The euglena now twain: which, nobody Paramecium would have for her mate. But while they were wrangling, with bo And with no one to fix the affair, th knew, in the wrong, A big water flea quickly gobbled them all, And of them there was left, not a hair. 57 N D H midlllgbl EXIJQNQIICQ 3 displayed their wonted effulgence upon the window pane. Nothing was heard in the silence but the distracting tick, tick, of a watch upon the table, and the pleasant song of the box-elder bug as he tripped the light fantastic beneath the couch upon which the new boy was titfully sleeping. Tears of disappointment were yet undried upon the ,lf new boy's cheek, for the tub of ice-water standing above the door was still unused. N fa Suddenly a slight noise at the farther end of a corridor disturbed his broken slunibers N- X and he opened wide his eyes in wakefulness. " Footsteps, surely I " he murmured, in joyful surprise, as he grasped the end of a string connecting with the tra11som above the door. Nearer, yet nearer came the foot- steps until they paused before the threshold of the room, within whose sacred precincts there had bee11 conjured up a scheme intended to prove the superiority of the new boy over all his fellows. The golden opportunity had come, and with one dexterous pull of the connecting cord, full fifteen gallons of water descended upon the head of the supposed would-be intruder. There was a mingled sound of much gurgling water with many smothered adjectives, a pattering of feet, the opening and closing of a door at the farther end of the corridor, and all Was again silent. The tick, tick of the watch again sounded. The box-elder bugs resumed their interrupted quadrille. Except a hoarse chuckling under the bedclothes, all was as it had been. Happiness was depicted upon every feature of the new boy, even in the darkness. With- out provocation he had perpetrated a practical joke beyond his most sanguine expectations. He had proven himself by far the smartest boy in school. Among " smart Alecks," peerless! Cogitating thus upon diversions supplied by his roomy cranium, the new boy finally fell into a profound slumber and slept the sleep of the wicked. Calmly and peacefully he slept, while sonorous vibrations echoing through distant corridors attested to the awful reality of " Na- ture's great restorerf' An hour passed and the new boy knew it not. Little did he dream, however much he dreamt, that a gathering storm of retribution was about to culrni' ' 2, where but a short time before the azure sky was bright with promise. Yet so it XV6.S. f X a 5 K , T was night. Moreover it was midnight alld dark. Even the electric lights no longer X. 3, The decisive moment has come. With muffled feet, nor shout, nor drum, The boys from far and near have come, Throughout the spacious hall. One end of a hose has been skillfully attached to the hydrant, while strong hands grasp- ing the other end direct it through the open tran- ,j som of the new boy's room. The faucet is turned. i The bombardment has begun. . X Out of pity, out of compassion, draw now the -,, A , 2' , ,53 - ? curtain upon the scene. Let not your eyes see the in I j , I I tears of the new boy, nor your ears hearken to his 1 l 'Ill ,Q U " yvoeful criei. Cpniidpr notg tge delluge tlgt swiepg . ,, v' Ta: rom rnante to Jet, rom e to Joy. ono , ,miqjjf ,ul say, ruminate upon these details, but remember i. I 1 l l 'FIM' only the lesson that came home to the new boy l il A' with such force in those awful moments of agony. "1 A2 R' if .1- Q Nl' HL , . J ,. .F-7:2 v ,A ,,,.,- s I I 1, ,f-3, That lesson was this: Never be pre-eminently --1 smarter than your fellows. 58 bl'0l1lClQS Qt, Q . , y I I, founders of our noble school were of the sturdy Pilgrim sort, if accustomed to self sacrifice and deeds of heroism. I As Rome had her Triumvirate in the persons of Cmsar, Crassus, X f f' , Ak and Pompeius, so Doane had her Triuinvirate in the persons of Rev. 547' 3".5y - 1 5 , Frederick Alley, Rev. O. NV. Merrill and Colonel Thomas Doane. XVhereas the Triumvirate of Rome consisted of three men leagued to- ! ,A f! I gether for the purpose of advancing the special objects of each other, ' I I X Q gf We find' Doane"s Triumvirate Joined together for the noble purpose of l WWI.. x advancing Christian education. Too much cannot be said of this l Elf A -J . honored trio. The character of each of them has left its impress it., hiv, V upon the life of the institution. if ,,., R I, M925 V f Our collegecame into existence july 12, 1872, and by the unani- A 7157 ! Y moms choice of its incorporators received the namne of Doane College, A ' W ' W in hgnor of the man who has been such a liberal giver and sojudicious ' my, ,, K an a visor. If ' i On july 25, of the same year, our honored president was asked to K take charge of the infant institution as tutor. The number of stu- ' if dents the first year was thirteen. Of this number five were admitted I to the Freshman class at the end of the school year, and tutor D. B. Perry was elected professor of Greek and Latin. In 1874, Prof. Fairchild, then a young man, came with all his young vigor to assist in the noble Work of rearing this infant institution. Two years later he was elected to the chair of mathematics. The choice of a suitable location upon which to erect permanent buildings for this growing institution is an important event in its life history. This was chosen, as Rev. Harmon Bross has fittingl ' said, U when the great XVorld Builder formed the magnificent valley of the Blue and spread out the landscape upon which the observer looks down from College Hill." But before any permanent buildings were reared the knoll was consecrated to its sacred use. This was done with prayer and song in the autumn of 1877. In the spring of this year the first complete catalogue of the college was published show- ing the total number of students for this year to be 108. In June 1877,three young men having ' completed the required four years' course went forth to show to the world what a western college can do for a man. ' In the fall of the next year an athletic association was formed. ,4mfJl', MQEi',ll,D fix Ernest Bross was chosen its tirst president. This did good work along V V . X9 J all athletic lines, meeting the other schools of the state on Field Day tim X and winning many of the events. After nine years an innovation in the --ebfail wav of football came to the association in which Doane's teams have I X always borne an enviable record. l i . D The first reading room of the college was placed in running order K before the close of this year. J' X. tix As Doane now had a suflicient number of graduates it was ifitting ,l X it I that she should forin an Alumni Association. This was done in the nm ' spring of 1880, for she recognized as do other schools of her kind that it is of vital importance to keep in touch with her graduates. These are already reliecting much credit upon their Alma Mater and she is proud of them. The year of 1879 was especially marked by the erection of the college's first permanent 59 building. It is a three story brick structure designed for recitation rooms and dormitories. This was named Merrill Hall, in honor of Rev. O. XV. Merrill, one of the early and trusty friends of the college. Many sacred associations gather about this, the iirst building on Col- lege Hill. Many boys and girls east and west may point to it with pride and say, " I have an interest in that building for my money helped to build it." Many acts of noble self-sacrifice on the part of the children are identilied with this noble pile of brick and mortar. And soon: f " From the airy heights of Merrill Hall The bell sends forth its welcome call." 1 The class of ISSO enjoyed the reputation of being Q' ' the first class to hold Class Day exercises at Doane. The Conservatory of Music, which is now so pop- ular and which bears such a high musical reputation, was opened for students in this same year of 1880. On March 22, 1881, the Junior class of that year set the precedent of giving an exhibition, which has been followed each succeeding year. During this year Prof. D. B. Perry was elected president, having held the senior professorship eight years. In the year of 1883, the Observatory was built and fitted up with all modern astronomical instru- THOMAS DOANE ments by Mr. Charles Boswell, whose name it bears. The foundation of Gaylord Hall was also laid this year and the following year saw the completion of the superstructure. Its dedication together with that of Boswell Observatory crowned the efforts of the year 1884. The Doane College Oratorical Association was organized during the next year, and sent its Hrst representative to the state contest held at Hastings, Neb. " Little Doane," but twelve years of age, won first place, her orator being A. V. House. The religious organizations of the college received an impetus by the organization of the Missionary Band during the year 1887. In November of this year electric bells connected with the astronom- V 4 ical clock started the chapel and other exercises, and from this time 17 " the stars, the time keepers of the heavensf' have governed our down- QB! -fjffff-fn sittings and our up-risings. Kid- X ,ily The next year we find our college rejoicing over the nucleus of an w' l XX! endowment fund consisting of 513,000 given by David Whitcomb, of Q VVorcester, Mass. This amount has been- rapidly increasing, and now I f, reaches nearly x70,000. In addition to this amount four hundred and ninety acres of choice land has been set aside for endowment. It is hoped ,P A that with the " Quarter-centennial Endowment Fund " of ai25,000, which , 1' the college is endeavoring to raise this year, the permanent endow- ' "il, ea ment fund may reach fIO0,000 by the close of the year. i The celebration of the iifteenth anniversary by the Hesperian society 2 1.2 - was a very interesting event in the life of this the iirst society ofthe 5-f.-iff school. This was held November 29, 1888, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. To show the varied Ways in which our school has been helped by different men, we might cite the different contests to which prizes ranging from 510.00 to 550.00 are given each year. XVe are proud to mention the names of Ex-Governor Dawes, Messrs. Fiske, Sanborn, and Forbes in this connection. XVe might also speak of the generous gifts to our scientific department by Prof. G. D. 60 ,.,,f.A-- 1'-x.. Swezey, Rev. Mr. Cross, and others. In many cases these collections represent years of study and research. Perhaps the first reunion of Doane students outside the state was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Doane, Charlestown, Mass., in 1889. Trustees, faculty, graduates and former students were represented at this gathering. As the boys came back to Merrill Hall in the fall of 1890, they rejoiced to find it furnished with steani healing apparatus, also with hot and cold Water. In June of this year Nebraska held her first annual Field Day. Doane won fourteen events out of thirty. The first scientific game of football was played With the Uni. February 14, 1891. This resulted in a score of I8-O in favor of the University. The class of 1893 boast of being the first class to have had a class yell. It was made known in the year of 1891. This also should go down in history. Rah hoo, Rah hoo, Rah hoo, Ree Ecce Ecce '93 D-40-A-N-E M D 3C's X C 3. .if my OLD ACADEBIY BUILDING All theistudents in college in the year 1892 were grateful to the trustees and Faculty for the able lecture course furnished them. This has since become a regular part of the instruction. The first reunion of Doane students in Omaha was held june 22, 1895, at a picnic in Hans- com Park. This was so much enjoyed by all that it was decided to hold a similar reunion in the near future. This second was celebrated with a banquet on December 29, 1893, in the rooms ofthe Commercial Club, in the Chambers of Commerce. This gathering is now of annual occurrence. In October of this year the Doane Owl, that bird of Wisdom, spread its wings for a loftier flight and passed from the control of the Hesperian Literary Society, to that of the Doane Owl Publishing Association, in which all paid up subscribers have a voice in the management. The important events of the year 1894 were varied and numerous. Doane was placed on the list of one hundred institutions where instruction in military tactics and science is provided by the government. Lieut. C. B. Hardin, ofthe 18th Infantry, U. S. A., took command ofthe Doane Battalion which was first organized by G. VV. Horton as a military company. The largest class thus far graduated from our school stepped out from among us June 14, 1894. 61 This year also saw the beginning and the completion of the most beautiful of the college buildings, VVhitin Library. The turning of the first sod will long be remembered by those present on that occasion. President Perry was the first to cut the turf, taking out a liberal chunk with the spade. Miss Thompson, of the Ladies' Department, then followed with a chunk intended to show her ability to perform any task assigned to her. These were followed by representatives of the different college classes. The last sod was turned by Professor King, of the Musical Department. He turned a sod worthy of his size and that of the depart- ment which he represented. The Athletic Association, not to be outdone, attached a rope to a plow that stood near and, with the president of the association, H. S. Fuller, at the handles, soon had the dimensions of the building accurately and neatly marked out. Only a college student can feel the inspiration that comes from such exercises as these, and their songs, class yells, and cheers iittingly expressed their enthusiasm. The corner stone was laid with appropriate exercises on june I4. Professor jillson placed the valuable papers and records in the cavity of the stone. The class of 1894 spread the mortar and am. WHITIN LIBRARY laid the stone, snperintended by Colonel Thomas Doane. The first book placed in Wliitin Library was a valuable Bible printed in 1603. It was fitlingly placed in position by the librarian's little daughter on October 4, 1894. On March 19, 1895, the class of 1896 departing from the time-worn custom of oraiions for Junior Exhibitions, gave a unique and pleasing diversion in the forni of a class reunion after thirty years of active life. The class of 1897 the following year also dared to wander from the accustomed path, and rendered in a pleasing manner " The Merchant of Venice." The present junior class has departed still farther in publishing a souvenir of the work done thus far by our college. Our record for oratory was kept up, Doane taking second place in 1895 and Hrst place in '96. On March 9, 1896, Doane lost a most able friend and supporter in the " slipping awa' " of the Rev. W. P. Bennett. Another interesting event in the life of the Doane Owl was the publishing of a college annual by its enterprising board of editors. This was presented to the public at the close of the spring term of 1896. No apology will be offered for attempting to record the first twenty-live years of the life of our institution in this brief space. It is arecord that might iittingly occupy volumes. Neces- sarily by far the larger part of the work has been left untouched. Yale had three points that worked to her development-a Christian character, a true aim, and a field in which to work. Doane has all three of these requisites and, furthermore, nature has favored her with the most magnificent site to be found in the XVest. Yale is making a history that shall never die. May we not predict for Doane as bright a future as that of Yale? 62 .5 , t, ,pt 'r U N Dedication Bvmn written for the dedication of merrill Ball 3 ggi ,gm7!fF human lips to-day were still, Q ' And loving voice and speech were dumb, The stones with praise would thrill F, An answered prayer,-"Thy kingdom come For gifts of love like this bring near The hope of lab'ring ages pastg M' The kingdom of our Christ is here 'tiK"7Ifj1Yf,i3' And faith triumphant is at last! My U., , il W I Let wisdom rule the earth in peace: If Let error flee the growing light: Let knowledge of the truth increase And darkened eyes receive their sight. To this memorial of the dead Young life shall in its gladness turng Here thought in way of truth be led, And faith its quiet lesson learn. O God of wisdom, throned above, Take to thyself and make thy own This offering of hope and love, Built on the sure Foundation Stone ! J. N. DAVIDSON, 'So e wik i N R s 2 r xt f"QlX'-Q j iifiizxibifrg iii 19521 IX ,lpqirlxg 63 K X i X Y. P lj." - at , Ad-, f l sw' J lldllll? 3 ATURE, once thou wert to me Fairy land of mystery, Woods and streams and flowers fair And the wide-encircling air Echoed with the laugh and song Of a gay, capricious throng. Nature, still thou art to me Land of holy mystery, But thy fairy-forms no more Live in wood and stream and shoreg In thee only One I see, God is all thy mystery. A. B. SHOXV, l82, DGIIQQS t 4- SAT beneath the changing sky, And saw the darkness fade and die, The dull gray clouds of sullen hue Give place unto the fairest blue, Illumined with a radiant light That made it tender, warm and bright. And looking down into your eyes, I saw reflected there, the skies, And watched the shadows, deep and gray And all the tir'd look fade away, Leaving there the same clear light That made the skies so warm and bright MINNIE NIAY CURTIS. Che Sopbomorvs wager 6 as 3- 1 . 5 v MORPHEUS, thou blessed child of the gods, thou rejuvenating friend of 'ff iv 'ye ' 1 mankind, release from thy tender embrace this my fellow pilgrim, who - I with me treads the paths of learning." "Heh, kid, wake up ! " -eff "Huh? " l I' "Come, I say, you hibernating differentiation of the genus homo, bestir thyself." And the Sophomore emphasized his appeal by landing a cushion X full on the head of his sleepy room-mate. ll W U What do you take me for, you untutored savage ?" Then swish goes the pillow, ' followed fast by the thrower himself. All is confusion for a moment, then a faint wail emanates from the corner, the Soph. pleading in pathetic tones for mercy from the Senior, his room-mate. " Now. my dearest miniature of Hercules, raise thy corporosity from my prostrate form and give heed to the heart-rending tale I have to relate to thy sympathetic ear." " O, ring off, and give us in straight English what you have to say." " Well, the verdant Freshman-" "I see you Want me to take you down and stuff that jay's mouth of yours full of this cushion your sweetness-" 4' Come, let me go on with my story." "Go on, but beware." "I proceed to my unvarnished account of the circumstances in the most simple mono- syllabic phraseology a Sophomore is capable of articulating. I trust that it will not prove too hard for the comprehensionxof the Senior. You know that kid cousin of mine, Lamont, asked one of the Junior girls to go with him to the Symphony concert, and of course he got left. I-Ie called me into his shack and poured his woe into my ear. I told him that he was a jay to think that he could 'cut any ice, with the girls while a Freshman, that he ought to wait until he attained to be a Sophomore, then he could go with whomsoever he wished, if he was smooth enough. I-Ie got mad and bet me a new hat, that I could not take Miss ,.,, Holmes to the Phi Kappa promenade. I took him up, and now I want you A ' to help me concoct some sort of a scheme so that I won't get left. I'd hate 5 that as a Freshman hates Greek. " f X "It's just what you'll get, though. Didn't you know that Knowles 1 is solid with her ?" I ii " "Yes, but I was 11Ot going to let that snipe bluff me down anyway. I .- A Now, old boy, it's serious business and worth all of your weight. I want 'f f ,fi-,' f you to help me out of this fix in some way. I don't care how." 1, nLet me see. The first thing is to get Knowles out of the way. But .I rl even then you can't take that girl, you swell-headed Sophfi ' ,j imi Ia- i 'li "I have it now, once more my prodigious intellect has proved itself , 1 capable of solving the problems of the-I beg your pardon for the language V ' used. You said that you were going to start on a hunting trip to the lakes L N I on the 25th, the day before the prom. You ask Knowles to go along with you. I'll stand the expense. Then I will bet you anotl1er hat that A,,i",Qgqv'1:,gii 'Z I come out on top." Lfifglixh g "All right, we'll work that." g it?" The two thus agree to do up the unsuspecting Freshman. In ,Ze . ' 'E -11,57 - 65 ' .-,. -e' accordance with the plan the Senior invites Knowles to make one of the hunting party. He agrees to give up the ball, and plans to leave on the 25th. Everything is bright for the Soph., who very cunningly contrives to meet Miss Holmes at a small gathering, arranged for the purpose by a friend. In his own mind he is satisfied that he has impressed the young lady very favorably and Could now take her, even if there were a dozen Knowles in town. The next dayjafterihe is quite sure that2Knowles has told Miss Holmes of Ji I his impending absence, the Soph. sends, by special post, a box of roses fQ.gfff,x' hifi, ' and an invitation to the ball. He is elevated to the third heaven by. X 'ffm 1 .5 receiving an acceptance in return. lille nighgnf Et-hggjih finds thefSoph. on-his way to the balllntfull dress, patent leathers shining like polished ebony, his Enllar assisting I' fs,,,,,r,.,5-f ,I his neck in supporting his massive head, fraternity pin in sight, so that 4 la in A, all may see that he is going to the Phi Kappa ball. He rings the bell at X 274 Fayette Avenue, the home of the swell young ladies' boarding club, 1 " and proudly asks for Miss Holmes as he hands his card to the smiling waiting maid, who invites him to a seat in the parlor. For fifteen min- utes he amuses himself by talking to the other boys who are waiting. A half-hour passes, and he wonders what in the world can be the matter with his young lady. All the frat. boys have gone, the minutes become immense. In the next ten he nervously looks over all the pictures on the center table, and apparently gets the gist out of a vast deal of liter- ature, which, however, seems to be of an unsatisfying characterg standing before the glass adjusts his tie four times, yet no one appears. J, 1 s x A , 1 'Hi Hffug Y N Oh in 1' it n " , Q X, X-'il .lib s ,J i .Y I . limit 4 f ' ' , fl..- ,ll y . I x N Y jfwl I ily , "x l f-out f X 1 'sf .fiix ,g - Fiercely he rings for the maid and demands if she gave the card to f ' Miss Holmes, then requests her to call the lady and tell her that he is tired of waiting. Miss H. is nowhere to be found. The maid then calls to mind that she has seen a young lady go out the side door with a young man about half an hour ago. It must have been Miss Holmes, Angry and chagrined he rushes out of the front door, just as the college bell strikes 9:30. Too late for the ball g then he had no company, and would not go without. He thought that he never wanted to see another girl in all his life. What a guy he will be when the boys find it out I How the Freshie will crow now l What made her run off? I'1l Hx her I I'll get even with her! Revolving such thoughts in his mind, he goes to his room and hurls himself on the bed as though he had a spite against it. Full of shame and hatred, thinking that the Freshman had told the girl of their bet, he tosses about until his eye falls on an envelope lying on the floor just as though it had been dropped over the transom. He picks it up, and noticing that it is Miss Holmes' hand, he quickly tears it open hoping to ind something that will explain. I-Ie reads : K t f . , FRIEND SOPHOMORE: on stepping to the telephone to speak to a young friend, to have the wires misconnected. Instead of hearing her I heard some one else 66 41 A ,V Y -5 'q 'J 1 FX " I X , f-,,,, ' .,g'f4f,- Doubtless you are very angry or at least ex. very much put out at not finding me at my C-,wym?,' ,A sk " ZW ' 'ii boarding house when you called for me. It af ? f fi ,Mind .1 wwf? Mya-1 a arently was very rude on my part, and yet ,N , It ' IY, 1 pp , if' , if an Milfyyqfi. ., when you have learned the circumstances and it N it , 'WZ2+3jj5.1ij , lf consider the matter in your calmer moments, I "itil 5 lt "fi am sure that you will think better of me. It W' I. 9 I Q' !,,,f was my misfortune, or perhaps good fortune, J -A nn, , Q 1 ,I r A J. pi , , N f y N I f I , , A speaking. Before I realized that another person was connected with our telephone I heard the following: "I have managed to get Knowles out of the way and am going to win my bet by taking her to-night." I immediately cut off the message, but too late, I had learned enough to surmise the rest. I think that this will explain my action, so that you will forgive me. I promise you that I will mention this to no one. Sincerely, MAUD HOLMES. The Freshman wears a new hat, While the Phi Kappa boys are still trying to figure out why the Sophomore did not get to the promenade. :E ui- W -A ' X will X X Z 2 M Xiff ,e . X! f lll1g mWxul SX ff GH4 Eight and Shade 3 Q HEN life seems as fair as a miclsummer day, And our hearts are all gladsome and light, It is then that the storm-clouds their darkness display, Foretelling the coming of night. And when life is darkened with fear and with doubt, And our sad hearts are burdened with care, It is then that the sun in its glory shines out, And again earth is lovely and fair. MINNIE, MAY CURTIS. .fix 7 N J. fr? ifmi. X J," X emi N-Sl "1'17f-'ZTTF1 -., ff-A- '7'If7'- f f7jff1i2lf'fC7M??04-77' 'ff 'f f -V , ,,.. ,4 .f. . . 1 ,f.,, .,Q4'?f.j-f-'-"tml--Y' 'rgifipi-'QW -ftmvff-sk,,1,,ldJ ,TE 67 Che Ebristians Death written upon learning of the death of Rev. KI. P. Bennett 3 QR. sTooD upon the hillside fair lVhen August radiance, blushing rare Q O D A X Cast o'er me calm delight g mx :Q 3 .. H, x The sun declining in the west, ,, It's ruddy beams the welcome test X Of rnorrow's brighter light. Q tex Thus did the Christian joyful die X , ,, u Strong in his faith, Without a sigh, As life was ebbinff fast' D 3 The setting sun could scarce compare VVith all the glory gathered there- The glory which would last. His morrow's sun would brighter be On shores of long eternity Where sorrow vanisheth. Oh how we wanted him below! But Christ had need of him to go, And sent the angel Death. .. , h N-. , f If W ftidifii in 'r' , jfixy je' , f ' ' ,ff fv -f ,fw w t V , . 4 My Niixilfiiivi-34 'A 0lI1lJQllSdIl0ll ,1 41 if f-Q A - . N ,,f'i,Z4,9, , ggi HE soul whose days are Joy and cheer 4 gl 'L ',':2' ,. e X , 5, iff -xi XVl1o has no sorrow lurking near, V ME, Life's ceaseless round disturbing, "ily , Is favored. 'A M 7 Yet he is favored, too, I think, lVho oft has been to Mara's brink, If going has to him revealed The Savior. 68 3 'ITH a crown of silver, "ji And a ring of gold, - And a bright red rose That illurnines his face, , - The sun, like a lover Who glows and is bold Wins the beautiful earth To his strong ernbrace. i f i W' Elm ' ew ,,, if ,Q I 'DQ HH- . V mimi, , ' , ,f fi -,L ' We :LLM if f Y my iw l E -xl h i T -M, cs. ,ff 7 F' Q E y l Cwiligbi 6 N a thousand pieces, The beautiful things, And the scattered petals Of the rose so red, The sun, like a lover That is weary, llings On the doleful earth When the day is sped. 69 ELL, old man! have you heard the latest?" The speaker slammed 'f lf ffi - . Hx, H modern Damon and Pvtbias 3 it the door, Hung his cap into the farthest corner of the room, and wound up by giving the " old man," who was busily engaged on a trigonom- etry problem, such a slap on the back that he involuntarily uttered a groan. "When you've done pounding a fellow, will you please have the kindness to give us the news?" Jack asked, after making a hurried Lv . H - inventory of his anatomy to see that it was all in its proper place and condition. " Why, it's the greatest thing out," answered Frank, straddling a chair. " lt's about a prize that's going to be offered." " New prize-prize in what? " 4' Just give a fellow time to get it out, won't you? A prize in modern languages, of course. An old fellow away up in Minneapolis, a former student and Alumnus of this illustrious insti- tution, a Mr.-er, plague take his name-oh, yes, the honorable Alexis Q. Nvilliams-has offered a prize of i200 to the under-graduate who shall rank highest in a competitive examination in German and French. It's just the thing the college has been needing. I'll have to make a try for it, and of course you'll go in." "Well, that is luck. I'm glad you're going in for it, Frank. I'll back you against any of the fellows, but there's no use in my trying." " Come, what's the sense in your talking in that style. You can grind out more Latin and Greek, and read better German and French than any fellow in our class,-Phew I it's 7:30, and I'll have to get a move on me if I get to the concert by eight. Come, hurry up, old chap, or you won't have a chance to enjoy the smiles of the fair damsels to-night. " " Thank you, but I guess I'll not go to-night, got a headache, and guess I'll turn in after you've gone." , Frank made no reply, for he was used to hearing excuses similar to these, and hurriedly making his toilet, left the room with a cheery H good-night." jack Hamilton wasa peculiar fellow, so most of the boys thought. He was scarcely ever seen at any social gathering, and mingled but little with the other fellows in their sports and college amusements. They said that he was a digg that he held himself above the petty pleasures of the college world, and preferred his own com- pany to that of others. But Frank Fairbourne , 1 , . f,f I I' Shimizu! .ie ls ff' ' I--l vibe 1" 19 l l , "1 " W i Vt' ..,. ' ff!! 51.1 -' ' ' HRH: Pl knew him better, and understood the true rea- sons for his seeming reserve. Whenever the l boys ran him down, Frank stood up for him, and often said that he would rather be like jack Hamilton than any other fellow in school. It was a peculiar tie which bound jack Hamilton and Frank Fairbourne together. It would have been difiicult to find two boys who, to all outward appearance, had less in common. jack was the son of a poor country minister, while Frank was the son of a rich banker of the same place. jack was of a quiet, studious nature, while Frank wasla rollicking, fun-loving fellow who only cared for books to keep from " Hunkingf' VVhen they were boys in school together, they had a strange attraction for each other, and when they came to go to college this attraction seemed to grow stronger. and Frank was never willing to part from Jack. On the other hand, jack almost worshiped Frank and would do anything for him. When Frank won in athletics, he was no more pleased than was Jack, and it was whispered among the knowing ones that Frank would never succeed in getting through his studies if it were not for Jack. But while Frank barely succeeded in getting through with a " low I' in most things, he seemed to possess an innate love for and instinctive knowledge of German and French, and had been known to get through a terrn's work in one of these studies with a gh, L' very high. " W After Frank left the room that night, jack closed his trigonometry and lf Q tilting his chair against the table, fell into thought. Should he try for that lv X prize ?-5200! That was a great deal, and it meant more to him than to N many of-the fellows. It meant less stringent economy, more time to pur- sue his favorite studies, and-yes, if it was his, it should mean a short rest f I for the father who was so heavily burdened and overworked. But then, X what was the use of his dreaming in this fashion? There was not the slight- -,J 1 est chance of his getting it. If it had been Latin or Greek, it might have f N been different. But German and French-in those he was only mediocre, while some others, such as Frank, could read them almost as if they were W their mother tongue. But there was a ray of hope, Frank,-yes, Frank had 'T m said he was going in. He would go in, too, he might be of some use in aid- ing Frank to gain the prize, and if Frank got it, why, that would be as good as getting it himself. That night, as Frank was coming back from the concert, his thoughts 4 turned again to the prize. Yes, he would go in for it, iirst time he had ever f..-.r Y stood a ghost of a chance at a prize anyhow, and it would please the family so if he should win. No, of course not, the 3200 did not cut any figure with I t himg it was the prize, the honor, that he was after, and then tl1e're was that f li rl ff f-'Q promise of his father's that if he got a prize during the year he should have 2 ff' i f a trip to Europe in the summer. My, wouldn't that be ine I 5- When he got to the room jack was in bed, so that the matter was not mentioned again that night. But the next morning as they were studying, Frank broke out, " I say, jack, let's tix up a time when we can plug a little on those languages. How will 4 13,0 do? I'll give up my tennis practice at that time until after the ex." L' That suits me all right, and Illl do all I can to help you." " Help yourself. You know you want that prize as much as anybody, and you can get it, too." " XVell, to be straight with you, Frank, of course I'd like the prizeg 5200 means a great deal to me, you know, but I liaven't a natural bent in that direction, while you have. I hope you'll let me help you if I can, and let the matter drop right there." Frank let it drop, but he did not stop thinking, and soon after he picked up his cap saying he had to go to the library for a book. As he sauntered along the graveled path things began to arrange themselves in a new light. I-Ie recognized, almost with a pang of regret, that he was a better German and French scholar than jack, and that in all probability jack would stand little show against him. I-Ie was also brought to consider more fully what the money would mean to jack. It would furnish him the opportunity of mingling more in society, for which he really had a liking, and would remove the necessity for many unpleasant things that economy had forced upon him. Yet, on the other hand were the pleasures of that European a trip. Should he surrender these to make life a little easier for jack? No moral law demanded it, and yet he more than half felt he ought. But if he should give up his chance how would 71 he go about it? If he should withdraw from the contest now, Jack would be suspicious and withdraw also. As he was pondering the matter he heard the cheery " hello " of Bert Wirnbletou, with Whom he played doubles in tennis. " W'hat are you in such a brown study about, Frank? Cogitating over that prize ? " With little regard for the truth, Frank replied shortly, U No," and would have turned aside. "You needn't be so gruff about it. Nothing criminal in a fellow's giving you his best wishes, I hope? But that's right, go in for it and hit her hard. VVe fellows don't want to see that old book-worm of a Hamilton get it, and he will as sure as preaching unless you go in. just show them that a fellow can get a prize even if he does go in for a little fun now and then. VVell, ta-ta. Will you be out to practice at 4 3 30? " " No, guess not g I'll have to cram." Frank turned and walked hur- , riedly away, but his resolution was taken. His inmost soul burned with resentment, jack should' have that prize. How, he did not know, but he was determined that it should be jack's at any cost. The morning of the examination dawned, and Frank remained true to ' " his determination though still undecided as to how he should carry it out. He entered the examination room a little after Jack, and selected a seat a little behind and to one side of him, where with a little effort he could see how jack was progressing. Frank was pale and nervous, yet with all that he answered the questions rapidly and correctly. From time to time he glanced at Jack and saw that he was slowly yet surely making headway against the long list of questions. But of a sudden he saw that jack was stalled. Yes, there he was on that passage of Mephistopheles. The old fellow had proved a veritable demon to jack. What could be done? He might show Jack his paper, but he knew that jack was above accepting help of that sort. There was but one thing to do. Yes, he would run the risk though they both might lose the prize. Carefully and thought- fully he recopied and folded his paper, and handed it in before his determination should for- sake him. He had done the one thing that remained,-he had entirely omitted the question relating to Mephistopheles. It was a week after the examination, and the president had asked the students to remain a few moments after chapel. He slowly arose and said, " It is with the greatest of pleasure that I announce to you this morning that, after an examination in which much interest and scholarly learning has been displayed, the Alexis Q. Williams prize in modern languages of 3200 has been awarded to john Hamilton, and that honorable mention is made of Frank Fairbourne for his neat and -scholarly paper which showed a keen insight into the delicate phases of the subject under examination." As Frank entered his room after chapel, he found jack there before him. " 'Gratulations, old man ! Didn't I tell you you'd get there? " As Jack turned and grasped his hand, there was a sus- rx ky, ,Q picious tremble in his voice and a twitching of his mlouth as Eg' he said, " Frank, what does this mean? I know you did it for 7 , Y UW me. l'm ashamed to take it, and you shall have the money." -' - ' " Do it for you, jack? Of course I clidn't have anything Agygigr 1 to do with it, and I'll not see a cent of your money." I in That was all g no one ever knew, not even jack, the ex- vm X tent of the sacrifice Frank had made. But the sacrifice was Q-ig il never regretted. , 4 g, '72 14, ,ff fe? 7, fa: 2 f K 12 Off i, ij glggwflfy 1 e 4 im: ffl? 'Sk + ' .H ZOIIQQQ ROUIIGIICQ 3 COLLEGE girl, beautiful, Clever and dutiful, Sat in a library perusing a book. With quiet demeanor, She studied her Caesar, Taking notice of no one by word or by look. A young man, enchanting, While walking by glanced in, A handsome young student who dwelt in the hall He spied the sweet fairy, So graceful and airy, T And said, K' She's the nicest young lady of all !" When daylight was fading, He went serenading, And played a guitar all studded with pearls. He sang, " From your window, Come fly o'er the meadow, O, sweetest and dearest of all the hall girls. " Be mine, and together We'll float like a feather While sailing our boat on the clear crystal blue. And if you reject me, And scorn and neglect me, I'll go, but to you I will ever be true. U The young lady listened, Her blue eyes glistened, She fled from her chamber to tell him one word. VV hen college days ended, Their lives were then blended, And always together they lived afterward. IJ Sw upid 6 OU may laugh at that couple of spoony young preps, As they stroll on the campus or sit on the steps,- Call it silly and foolish for Seniors to love I For you think it a weakness that you're quite above. It is Well that you smile, for such fate is not sad, But sly Cupid will catch you, my wily young lad. He may let you alone a few seasons at most, But he laughs as he hears of your vain little boast. He's a sly little fellow, so cunning and fair, And may hide in those tresses of soft golden hair. He mly hover around in a smile, or perchance Is about to steal forth from those eyes in a glance. Try to dodge him, evade him, however you Will, Yet he knows Where ta find you, he follows you still. He is right in your path and you're going his Way, You will fall in his grasp ere many a day. Q Then you'll move right along o'er the well trodden plain. As sure now as when Adam wooed the mother of Cain: 'Tis the nature of all to Woo and to win, Cl For mankind is but mortal,-to love is no sin. f, 4 All ,, if? .17 if y f f li "Af .fig C , ,fx .j Mjri. .?f 1 , M nf ? MN 'V 2F"7 if ,J Q. p Y .i M lllll F. ll ' lMt'ltl ,ill , , ull ,l J, Wtlmldlhllill,ll I1 H lv i , .mil lllll, . -rfl li I if w 'X llirf .4 itll! , . i i ,Wi ,. . W ,,, Y . ,- ,, . 74 WMWWMWWMQW1 pau, -fiw .-:- ' J' 41 , u- . . ' l ' V 1 ' il lt 1- . I , ,J . it 1 ' ' 1 UIIQS W dll HSDMIIQ 'fl'QSl7l1ldll My fa ll NCE on a time I was a Cad, And always every lesson had. I flunked a little worse each day, I quickly went from bad to badder, And every day the Profs got madder. -ef 7 L1 1 O 3 Q. fr .-!g.,:,,,f.hXX ,. . . Ai, I aa .lf ' And threw my chances all away. is Q ' -at eco N ' I .I V0 If Og vf li om I U fog a When at exams I thunk and thunk, I didn't do a thing but Hunk. But now I'm in the college proper CTO get there had to tell a whopperl. I Want to do the best I can, And flunk no more in my exams. I'm bound to climb this college ladder, But every day the Profs look sadder. But when I get to be a Soph., I'll then be wise and work the Prof. From this time on until the end My Ways and means I'll surely mend. .a Hi e-Quik? .ll-lp 0 .T If- X Li ix T'- " sa: i lllqlllfv 3 O I love God? I cannot always tell. But God in life of man I love right Well. Do I know Christ? If him I daily see In fellow-man, help needing, then to me None is more surely knowng and in the strife Of earth I have a thought of heavenly life. I. N. DAVIDSON, 'So. 75 AWZQSQK fo 1.1 X.. 1 7 ' 45:2 Tuff 4.11 f IS face aglovv with heavenly love Imploring me in accents mild, With loving look and gentle mood. Yet little moved by pleadings strong, ri' r .gal .-in ' V Before my door a fair one stood 'bi ' I I cared alone for ease and rest. I scarcely thought that any love Could render life for me more blest. Yet every soul is born to love, And loving only truly lives. Ere long for him my heart is moved, XVou1d love bestow, as love he gives. But ah I woe's me, my Love is gone, My call for him no answer brings. O watchman, hast thou seen my Love, My Love on whom my heart's hope clings? In dire distress, and wounded sore, In seeking him who kindly said: "Thy heart's first love give thou to me," By him Fm found and gently led. 4142 1 ff- '-.J 'T ffx - X His face of all the fairest is, His Love again confesses me. And then I recognize my Lord The Christ who died on Calvary. 1 xfxi rj! -'rv A ft 'lx f ," "' f lklii .th Jig, Q 76 f H Summer mgbt bv 0ur Inland Sea X " 131555---F 'aiu c flaw 3 W ARTIST in music, Write a soothing strain . QQVWLBQ Caught from the murmur of the lo W-voiced waves jr " Q, fi VVhen they-so troubled when the wild Wind raves- ' i " ' Pulse on the shore, forgetting storm and rain. 55.12 1 V c f f ' ' Painter in silver, and in blue, and light, l , i f Hang low a moon, now full, in southern skyg l ,.,l V 1, Si.. Put out the stars save, northward and on high, 9 E H ii Where the Great Bear Watches the perfect night. f- X gn, W as f , P5 Surely on such a night Lorenzo wooed GH Q c , ,i ! will , I QM -arf ., if I 'lf 'i I ' U' ' ul uivu rims if 1 .M 34 X W e 1 4 ll a .rr 4 or ' 3 V N 1 K i i l fi! W' i LL! wi - 'Irm a .. EEE mum!! nu' ' - dw I .... - .W gil fl "x P , 'T Fair jessica in gardens of Belniontg She with quick speech Qfor such is lover's vvontj Quarreled with praises, sweet as honeyed food. On such a night we dwellers by the sea View trebled glory both on lake and landg The Waves are silver, and the barren sand Shares in its silence all their light and glee. J. N. DAv1DsoN, 'So 77 H SIIIGQIIYS 'FGYQWQII Co the Reception Room Gbair 3 jfarewell, tbou olo cane seateo cbair Zlbou bottomless oeception, jfor many years thou hast aoorneo Tlbe room tor boys' reception. 7 Zlltbongb tbl? form was maoe for one, JBQ little conoensation Uibou oft upbelo on tbp weak legs wne more than regulation. Ubxg work for ape is over novo, Gonsigneo to oesolation, may sweetest peace possess tbp frame Gill time of restoration. .f ff' ' ff . L' iiii f X A . f if if Q A Li W Tull!! NI l mi Kim vi i Y A, ,X lf, g V ,fri l 'Wi iillllf nn W ill if itll f K M nf 78 H DlffQl'QIlC2 E was a youth of fine physique, A football man, you'd know, He played a splendid game And always tackled low. ' Yet when he played the game of love He did not do the same, But tackled round the waist, And thus he Won his game. gi! ff' ' -' 'N JM, a .1 vm if X el5i?,,1L Q.. HE boy sat on the old spiked bench, C: Whose nailheads rose on high. He slid along to make more room Then uttered a Wrathful cry. Full inches four his trousers tore Upon a Wicked nail. The air grew hot around the spot At the cursing of that male. 79 cgaMjAm4,j!X 1' -' i, A xi 1 f ' Q3 ' w. , 1, at i S Q CD - W MV wg - we "- 2 J -. YP .-. 3 3 Q72 Q7 i I , ,Y f ' If - ,f-, 5 X -Z wg! V qw? 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GELJNHUENE, USE PUNITS llllllllll UINTMHIT HIH PIllS.:g "Ideas and ideals have existed for thousands of years g but real men are rare."-Pubh? Opimlm. tit 'franklin Ecademy itat Is not a thousand years old, but it is well-known as a Standard, Up-to-Date, Christian Preparatory School A place Where Boys and Girls are trained to become E9 REAL MEN AND WOMEN Q If you Wish to know more of its Modern Methods, its Complete Equipment, t Thoroughly Trained and Experienced Instructors, its Courses of Study, College QQ Preparatory, Normal, B 'ness and Musical, if you wish to inquire about its e tremely low rates for t ition and board, books, etc., Write to QE ALEXIS C.HART, A.NI., Princp I FRANKLIN, NE 7 GILBERT 8z IVIEEKEN Jackson s ' . DEALERS IN Cafe. . . . . . . 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Rings set with these precious stones are highly prized and very popular. Call and see them. C. W. VIAVUICEIK CQETE. NEBQASIXA JEWEUU2 II: YOU OOT IT AT Q67 STEIDU :QE ITS OOOD 5555555555 For Colleges, Military Organi- zations, Bands, Fire and Police Departments, and other uni- form organizations, are man- ufactured by 'QMQIQMQM TINIE TI'IE EAIVIQU5 AEANIAZQO U IEQIQNISfIfIfIfIf ID. IMI. ISEAVEQS ru BOOT AND 4.1 U .SI'IOE IVIAIKEIQ 9 IEEPAIQINC A SPECIAIITY SQUTEI MAINE ST. D. B ZOOK Real Estate and Insurance Qlustice of the Peace OFFICE OX EE COMES GQOCEQY CQETE MAINE AVENUE NEBDASIQA THE CIQETE IBMEQY INIEINIDEQSQN' I S S 6 E S E IP 3 I-ri cn 0 ,so KAUAMAZOQ MICH. FIQESEI BIQEAD, CAKE ISISCUIT, ETC.. wmv DAY Meals and Lunch Ice Cream and Oysters at all hours inn SSHS011 35 JAMES W. DAWES ATTQIQNEY AND COUNSEUQIQ AT UAW CQETE, NEBIQASKA osmopoiiiitcm. . . The largest and best equipped hotel el .5 in the cityg...99 .3 .3 fl-banquets and Glass gjczrities a specialty C. M. 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It is dreadful as can be, T'was too bad to leave me that way, Bad for you, but worse for nie. .5 O00 Cl-uc dc. Q . o 0 CP 4 4 Qo0o.p'0 Q o CO 1 1 .V Q Ua- -zav J .O W WE D -4 o ca so 5 ' K- '.' . K. Q Q 29: CgUPfli"5'Q3H ff AND Most of the Engravings in this Book were made by IVIANZ 8z CO.. Leading College Annual Engravers, 197 Canal St., Chicago-the largest engraving house in the World.


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