University of Oregon - Oregana Yearbook (Eugene, OR)
- Class of 1902
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'FH E CAMPUS
OREGON STATE LIBRARY
JUN 1 8 1954
Being the girst Bunior Annual
.publi'sbeb at the University of QDregon
Co the men cmb IDomen who have
blazeb the paths which we now treab,
who have sacrificeb that we might
enjoy, who have Iaib a founbation
upon which we may buiIb-to the
pioneers of QDregon we bebicate this
PRESS OF W. C. YORAN
By ' SAM. L. SIMPSON
From the Cascades' frozen gorges,
Leaping like a child at play,
Winding, widening through the valley,
Bright Willamette glides away,
Softly calling to the sea;
Time that scars us,
Maims and mars us,
Leaves no track or trench on thee.
Spring's green witchery is weaving
Braid and border for thy side.
Grace forever haunts thyjourney,
Beauty dimples on thy tide.
Through the purple gates of morning,
Now thy roseate ripples dance;
Golden then when Day, departing,
On the waters trails his lance;
, Waltzing, flashing,
Limpid, 'volatile and free-
To be buried
In the bitter, moon-mad sea.
In thy crystal deeps, inverted;
Swings a picture of the sky,
Like those wavering hopes of Aiden,
Dimly in our dreams that lie;
Clouded often, drowned in turmoil,
Faint and lovely, far away-
Wreathing sunshine on the morrow,
Breathing fragrance round today.
Love would wander
Here and ponder-
Hither poetry would dream;
Life's 01d questions,
" Whence and whither" throng thy stream?
On the roaring waste of ocean
Soon thy scattered waves shall toss;
'Midst the surges, rythmic thunder
Shall thy silver tongues be lost,
Oh! thy glimmering rush of gladness
Mocks this turbid life of mine,
Racing to the wild Forever,
Down the sloping path of Time.
Softly calling to the sea,
Time that scars us,
Maims and mars us,
Leaves no track or trench on thee.
We have done the best we could under the circumstances. Accept what is
pleasing to you, pass by what is not. May our failures and successes alike stimulate
our followers to better things. -
s ' ALLEN I-I. EATON.
CHARLES CAMPBELL, AMY HOLMES,
W ; J. A; GAMBER, , ISABEL jAKWAY,
was s' G. o. GOODALL, GRACE PLUMMER.
E. N. BLYTHE.
A. DENNY, ROSE PARROT,
OSCAR GORREL, ROSS PLUMMER.
. SALATHIEL HAMILTON,
. CORNELIUS C. BEEKMAN,
. CYRUS A; DOLPH,
. WILLIAM SMITH,
. ROBERT S. BEAN,
. CHARLES HILTON, -
. SAMSON- H. FRIENDLY,
. CHARLES B. BELLINGER,
. NEHEMIAH L. BUTLER,
Che Builbing of Deabg E?oII
The first historic glimpse we have of old Deady Hall is in 1875, when the
people of Eugene and Lane county assembled on the University grounds to hold
their Fourth of July celebration. ,
The speakers stand was under the fine oaks on the north side, but the chief
attraction was the new building that was being erected for the future State Univer-
sity. The building and grounds were going to cost the people of Lane county
$50,000, and the strenuous effort necessary to raise the required amount had de-
veloped a deep interest and a feeling of ownership in the new institution they were
helping to establish. So it was but natural that they assemble on the campus to
celebrate their national holiday.
'There was but little to be seen, for only the foundation of the new building had
been finished, but there were many young people there that day to whom that plain
stone foundation would remain a type of the education they were soon to receive in
the finished structure.
The next historic glimpse of Deady Hall was more than a year afterward,
when we find the external 'view of the building much as it is today, except that the
dull red of the natural brick had not been covered by the gray stone finish of later
But the county had found it hard to raise the $50,000, and there had been so
many delays that when the University opened October 9, 1876, the first floor alone
was ready for use. This floor was divided then, as now, by the long, straight hall,
the two south rooms being devoted to the preparatory department in charge of Mrs.
Spiller and her assistant, Miss Mary Stone. On the north side there were four
small rooms. President johnson occupied the room on the west end where, in ad-
dition to his duties as president, he taught all the Classes in Latin and Greek. The
next of these rooms was given to the young ladies as a study and waiting room.
just east of the ladies, reception room Prof. Bailey taught the college mathematics,
while Professor Condon taught geology and natural history in the little room on the
northeast corner. I
So it will be seen that the college work of the University of Oregon in 1876
was texcept its elocution with Mrs. Spilleri all confined to three small rooms on
the north side of the first floor of Deady Hall. Surely such a beginning was con-
tracted enough to hope for great expansion.
The summer of 1877 seems to have been all too short for the workmen, for
the beginning of the second year finds the building still unfinished.
The Eugene City Guard of September 22, 1877, says: 11The college building
is not quite completed as yet, which makes it a little uncomfortable for both pro-
fessors and students." More than a month passed of this uncomfortable combina-
tion of carpenters and plasterers with professors and students, when the Guard of
October 27th again picks up the thread of history, and we are told: "The school
furniture will be moved up-stairs today, and next Monday morning i 1 will Open
out in permanent and much more commodious quarters."
When the college professors moved up-stairs President johnson occupied the
roomon the northeast corner, Prof. Bailey the pleasant southeast room, while Prof.
Condon soon had his cabinet ready for use in the northwest room, and the other
room was given to the ladies for their study and reception room.
No one except the charter members of the University could appreciate the
pleasure of that first-year when the winding stairs were new, and we could add the
views from an upper story to our outlook, and exchange our cramped surroundings
for the freedom of large and pleasant rooms.
'In the meantime the basement had been finished, "and Mr. Dudley, our new
janitor, had moved into its cosy south rooms, where he lived so many years. The
third story was still unfinished, and many old students must remember watching
the laying of the floor in the pleasant assembly room, which was finally ready for
occupation on the first commencement, in June, 1878.
Thus we find after a lingering struggle of about three years old Deady Hall
was ready for its career of usefulness.
Early in September students began to arrive, and by the time work com-
menced in the class rooms nearly half the faces were new to the University.
The stacks of diplomas and deportment cards which loomed up in the regis-
trarls office was an index to the work to secure students which had been set on
foot by the President and so faithfully carried out by members of the faculty and
student body during the summer vacation.
ReceptiOns here and receptions there gave an opportunity for everybody to
meet everybody else if they wanted to. s
There was something in the atmosphere that presaged a good year for the
University. The summer months had brought abaut much needed changes in the
departments of instruction, and the student body as an organization was shaken up,
renovated and put into definite and improved form, taking the name Associated
Students of the University of Oregon.
Since school began, aside from a general and auspicious development of stu-
dent work and life, some things of special significance have taken place.
Our football team led, by invading Californials territory and startling the coast
by winning over Berkeley.
The glee club followed by a tour of Southern Oregon, thus bringing a rich sec-
tion of the state into closer touch with the University.
The Christian associations have done more effective work for the University
than ever before. Aside from their gains in members and influence, they have
undertaken the erection of a building, which, when completed, will be of great worth
to the institution. But important as the building will be, the spirit with which stu-
dents and instructors subscribed to the fund is of greater significance.
Self-supporting students headed the lists, and members of the faculty receiv-
ing low salaries gave most generously. The self sacrifice that the pledges neces-
sitate is a fitting mark of appreciation from those who have received instruction
at Oregonls highest educational institution; and the spirit evinced in subscribing
goes far to prove that the taxpayers of this state are making investments that will
pay great and good profits.
Since September we have reached out and received much needed recognition
from our state legislature, as well as from the people of neighboring states. Next
year we shall build on the strong and carefullylaid foundation of the lastfew months
ANNIE LAURA MILLER, "97
The sun sank flaming, and the eastern clouds
That stretched, a hazy bank, between the vault
And earth, flushed rosy pink. The dull, brown hills
Wore, sudden, brilliant tints of coralline;
The fir wood changed its green to deepest blue,
t The river's leaden flood ran silver touched
With wav,ring glints of red and molten gold.
And far away, seen but in glimpses thro'
The leafless alder boughsefar, far away
Above the misty, sapphire hills, two peaks
Of Virgin snow, like coals, ablaze with light,
Their chill heights caught the fleeting sunset blush;
The brightest gleams in all the wintry world
Shone forth from them. So stood they, thus transformed
By ling'ring mem'ries of celestial fire.
john ID. johnson V
John W. johnson, the first President of the University of Oregon, acceptably
filling that office from its beginning, in 1876, until his resignation in 1893, was a
native of Missouri and early a student and teacher.
An Oregon pioneer of 1850, he understood from his youth the condition
and needs of this long isolated people. He was himself endowed by nature with
those vigorous qualities which make the dauntless frontiersman, and all his instincts
were in harmony with the proud motto of our state, " Aliis volat propriisf,
When student life at the newly founded .- Pacific University, at Forest Grove,
was interrupted by an Indian war, he was constrained to pursue advanced study
where it could best be accomplished, and by great effort and sacrifice earned the
A. M. degree at old Yale, on the Atlantic slope; but as soon as that degree was
obtained he returned to the Pacificdcoast.
Here he devoted himself to teaching, choosing for his special labors those
classic languages which demand the utmost of scholarly attainment and laborious
care, but which bestow as a reward for continued study an ever-widening Vision of
e the glory that was Greece and the grandeilr that was Rome." Aspiring, he
awoke aspiraticn in his students; exacting of himself, he accepted nothing of others
but the best possible attainments. ' '
After successful years at Corvallis and McMinnville, he accepted the princi-
palship of the Portland High School, and added to success as. an instructor a rep-
utation for efficiency as administrator, and when a State University was organized
by a band of sagacious men, he was chosen to combine administration With instruc-
tion. As President, he had many difficulties to overcome in a sparsely settled
state, possessing very limited means of intercourse with other communities; a state
whose inhabitants were struggling to secure agricultural homes and gain the neces-
sities of daily life, having no system of schools to train in college preparatory stud-
ies, and generally holding the belief that a state government should not foster the
higher education. President Johnson accepted those conditions and knew how to
accomplish much without attempting too much. He aimed to lay substantial foun-
dations for the essential college courses and to make those courses thorough rather
than numerous. ' '
So here he lived and labored, with practical good sense, training the young to
take their places in a society whose members are tt neither children nor gods, but
men in a world of men."
How fully he gained the respect and affection of a great crowd of U. of O.
alumni, who testify to his sterling worth and distinguished usefulness, was shown
at the time of his unexpected death, September 14, 1898. '
Che Blachbtrb ,
A black speck on the leafless limb,
That sways and bends at the water's rim.
The dullest blot on the wintry day
When all is gloomy, chill and grey.
A twitter, a trill, one melting note,
' Melody pours from the black-birdts throat
That sweetness pierces the silent air;
The birds bright soul floats everywhere.
When winter comes does summer depart?
Ah! no, it is stored in the blackbirdts heart.
DR. CHARLES HIRAM CHAPMAN
Qbarles f? . CEhapman
Dr. Charles H. Chapman was offered the presidency of the University of Ore-
gonby its Regents because of his record as a successful educator in hisrnatiVe
state, Wisconsin, and assumed the duties of his office as successor of President
johnson in the autumn of 1893
After taking his Ph. D. degree with honors at johns Hopkins, he had been ap-n
pointed as Assistant in Mathematics at that graduate school, and, later, promoted,
to Assistant Professor in the same department. He left Johns Hopkins to accept
a professorship in the Milwaukee Normal School, which required of him the prom-
inent and exacting duties of State Institute Conductor. 1 ' . ,
The state of Wisconsin, admitted to the Union in 1848, had distingUished-
itself in noble ways. It was the banner state of the West' 1n the anti- slavery polit-
ical contests of the middle nineteenth century, and in the most deadly battles of ., .
the Civil war its ninety thousand enlisted men were among the foremost to fight
and to fall. Wisconsin has been equally energetic and courageous in public edu-
cation. Its carefully planned school system is "crowned by one of the few great
state universities of the United States, which was incorporated in 1838, two years" 1'
after the organization of the territorial government, and opened ten years later; 7 1
All the influences and associations of President Chapman's life, all his beliefs
and aspirations were in sympathy with the highest ideals of university methods.-
He could not do otherwise than attempt, without counting the costf'to place the
State University of which he was the head in line with the foremost universities of
other states of the Union. His labors for that end are too recent to needidetailed
recapitulation. He raised the standard of scholarship in the College proper and
approved the removal from it of those departments which did not allow advance of
thought and original investigation. He advocated the omission of the four years
preparatory courses, and those of the first two years were relinquished. To take
the place of these preparatory courses at the University, high-schools in different
parts of the state were necessary, and to cultivate public opinion in favor of these
he traveled over the state and lectured on state organization of schools in almost
every town which had even the beginning of a public school. The interest thus
awakened has materially helped to develop and solidify the school system of the
Possessed of a degree of erudition remarkable at his age, Dr. Chapman was
always a student, and with a great charm as class instructor, he inspired to intel-
lectual effort those who came under his immediate influence. An original thinker
in mathematics and the author of well received published works on that subject, he
delighted in devoting his trained mental powers to other lines of expressed thought;
to critical reading of ancient 2nd romance languages; to scientific study of art
and of philosophy, and to literary criticism and appreciation of the great English
poets. ' As lecturer on these themes, he was much sought.
His untiring labors in so many fields and the opposition which, naturally, was
aroused against his support of higher education in the State University, caused
him, after four years Of effort, to need and to desire to retire from the office of
President, and from the East, during the summer vacation of 1897, he sent his
resignation to the late Mr. Henry Failing, president of the Regents of the Univer-
sity. Mr. Failing and the Regents whom he consulted would not accept the offered
resignation, and Dr. Chapman returned to Oregon for two years more of service as 7
President before his final resignation in 1899.
The value of his labors-in Oregon as an educator cannot now be measured,
but time will more and more show their importance.
: .71 , X Zx.
PRESIDENT FRANK STRONG
Gbe Suture of the Hniversitg
The keynote of the policy of the University administration will be to make the
State University the center of the intellectual life of the state, to make it the leader
in whatever tends toward higher education and culture, to put Oregon where it be-
longs, at the head of the infuences that are to give new shape to the civilization of
the twentieth century. It will be a further endeavor of the administration to make
the University the center of all those scientific educational influences that are nec-
essary to the upbuilding of the material interests of Oregon.
To accomplish these purposes, the policy will be to unify'all of the educational
influencesof the state. It is intended especially to organize and unify the whole
state public school system, common schools, grammar schools, high schools and
State University. The Vigor of the educational influences of the state, whether
public or private, depends upon the development of the public school system. On
this point the utterance of Andrew D. White, now minister to Germany and then
president of Cornell university, is of the greatest value. .We are told by President
jordan that in an address to the alumni of Cornell university he appealed to them
to stand by " our state universities, for in them is the educational hope of the South
and West." Such unification has been brought about in California by the state
university, and itimust be done by the State University in Oregon. By this is not
meant any unworthy competition with other influences or institutions tending to
build up the state, and it has been the general experience of the West that the
strengthening of the state university leads inevitably to the strengthening of all other
educational institutions in the state. '-
It is intended that the different departmenis shall put out from time to time
pamphlets upon work in the high schools which relates to their departments, in
which will be suggested to teachers methods of work, reference books, outlines of
study, how to make apparatus, collections, etc., etc. It is hoped that a course of
study for high schools and academies may be put out by the state superintendent
of public instruction and the president of the State University which shall become
practically uniform throughout the state, and shall make provision for students
wishing to enter the State University.
The administration hopes to develop the University symmetrically, and thus
provide adequately for those practical lines of work that bear directly upon the life
of the people and upon the material development of the state. In this way the
school of mines is being enlarged, and the work in mining, municipal, civil and
electrical engineering reorganized and developed. In this way it is intended through
the proper departments to cover the state with surveys showing the location of the
valuable woods, and their extent, the use for which they are most valuable, the 10-
ation and extent of the building stone, fire clays, ochers, coal and metals beside
gold and silver; in short, to become the center for free advice and information in
regard to all the resources of the state with which the State University can scien-
tifically deal. It is intended also to make the University a training school for those
who are to develop these resources.
,The graduate school will be developed as fast as conditions warrant, and es-
pecial provision will be made for teachers who wish to supplement work already
done by specializing along lines of their choice, or who want assistance toward a
more professional training. It is intended to make the graduate school worthy of
the patronage of those who have graduated from any of the collegiate institutions
of the state, with all of which the University expects to come into the most cor-
The administration desires, as far as its means will allow, to enable the young
men of Oregon to meet the demands that have arisen through the acquisition of
the Philippine islands and the opening of Asia to American influences. Courses
in Spanish will be offered, as well as courses on elementary jurisprudence and those
touching directly on colonial administration and civil service. In connection with
this it is hoped to enlarge greatly the departments of history, economics and soci-
ology. The development of departments that have a special bearing upon general
culture will not be neglected, but will be made the foundation of all the rest.
The library, if possible, will be greatly enlarged, because of its utter inade-
quacy, and it is hoped in a comparatively short time to increase the number of
volumes to twenty-five thousand.
- It is intended to make such careful use of the University funds that the legis-
lature shall not hesitate to grant liberally to the University needs, and to increase
the influence and importance of the University to such an extent that men of Ore-
gon who have means shall not be afraid to invest it where it will do the most good,
in the education of our young men and women. For he who gives to the Univer-
sity of Oregon now will be able, as never again, to stamp his name and influence for-
ever upon the civilization of the state. In order to increase the importance and influ-
ence of the University, it is intended to draw to its fold the best teachers that can
be had in the United States. A university is made or unmade by its teachers, for
if there is among them an Agassiz, or a Hopkins, or a White, or a Dana, no power.
on earth can keep students away.
And, lastly, it is intended to develop at the University of Oregon a personality,
founded on a true democracy of learning, that shall be as unique and as powerful
as the personality of Yale or Harvard or Berkeley.
The chaos of the night yet holds the world
At'rest. Swift from the eastern horizon
Is thrown a shaft of light. Another and
Another shoots across the darkened sky.
The night recedes before the magic rays.
The lofty clouds first see the rising orb,
And clothe themselves in gold to meet the sun;
All that the darkness hid is now revealed.
New wonder seizes me. What is it that
Was not and yet now is? Whereas I could
Not see I now behold the multitude
Of things arrayed in soft, effulgent light.
As fell the apple to the earth; as clouds
Arise and float far oter the land to fall
In liquid blessings; all the vaulted sky
And earth and sea is one vast mystery.
. Dr. Chomas Eonbon.
Dr. Thomas Condon is known by us, as he has been knoWn by students of the .
University of Oregon for twenty-fivelyears, as a professor of geology. He is known
by American geologists as a scientist, by the pioneers of this state as a minister of--
the gospel; but by all his pupils he is known as a teacher and a f1iend.l-lis con-
tributions to science are a part of the history of science, as his work as a minister V
is a part of the history of the great section of the state in which he worked. It is .
of D1. Condon, the teacher and friend, that these few words of tribute are written.
D1 Condon came to Oregon as a missionary in 1852, from New York Find- . v .
ing here in the Willamette valley communities made up largely of people from '3
New England and the Atlantic states, who had transplanted in this soil a high 1ee
ligious and social life, he felt that a more vital need for missionary effort exiSted in; , 1 1" '
Eastern Oregon Accordingly, in 1862, he moved to The Dalles. There he lived ,
and worked among his people, until, at its foundation, he was induced to come to .
the University of Oregon as a member of its faculty.
Dr. Condon 5 great work-if one great work may be selected froin a life made , '. '
up of them-has been to teach the essential harmony between religion and science; I
His early studies in geology convinced him that the old. cosmology must be dis,- W
carded. To him, however, this conviction brought no dismay. He knew the Bi- ii
ble to be a revelation of spiritual truth, not of physical, and saw that as such it in no. N I
way stood or fell with the Mosaic theory of the earthls creation. To him,'indeedx,
the earth's crust, as studied by the geologist, was itself a new revelation. 3 When -' i 7
the strife between the scientific and the religious worlds reached Oregon, it found
Dr. Condon prepared. Without the dogmatism or the bitterness that too often V
characterized the champions of either cause, he taught the truths of science and
the truths of religion, showing that the former ,only strengthen and reveal the latter;
that between the essentials of science and religion there can be no discord, but only . ,
harmony; that all the discoveries of science do but enable us to comprehend a
larger measure of Gods plan. This was his message at a time when to many the
very foundations of religion seemed tolbe crumbling under the aclvance of scienceh '
Thus, D1. Condon stood thirty years ago where leading scientists and clergy
stand together today. Thus he has always stood-somewhat in advance, as befits
a maker of opinion. For a quarter of a century now he has stood thus before the
students of the University. He taught science at a time when science was con-
demned by a large part of our people. He taught the reality of spiritual things at
a time when the study of science, uninterpreted, was leading young men of our col-
leges into materialism. Both of these teachings have gone into the making of the
manhood of Oregon.
As a teacher, Dr. Condon has always been characterized by patience, sympa-
thy, personal interest in his students, and by deep piety and enthusiasm for his work.
He has grown old in that work; and yet, today, a man full of years; he still throws
into his work the piety and the fine enthusiasm that has made his teaching illumi-
native and inspiring to twe generations of students.
During his long time of service, hundreds of young men and women have sat
before-him in the class room-men and women more or less serious, more or less
ambitious, more or less capable-yet it is safe to say that in all those years not
one has left the University without the feeling that his life has been enriched and
made a thing of greater worth through contact with this teacher, scientist and
moulder of men, Dr. Thomas Condon. I
Che first C1190 gears at the
The solitary picture of old Deady Hall looks lonely, separated from the cluster
of buildings now grouped upon our campus. But in October, 1876, as we pausedv
on the old stile to view our future Alma Mater, there was no suggestion of loneli-
ness about the stately new building so sharply outlined against the eastern sky. We
did not miss the Dormitory or the Gymnasiums and Villard and Science Halls were
far "beyond our ken." lTwas Deady Hall toward which we gazed with all the
joy and hopes of youth. For to the students of those first years all the associations
of college life were centered in Deady Hall. There was then no Eleventh street
entrance to the campus, for in 1876 all the travel to and from the University was
up Twelfth street, over the old stile and up the broad new walk leading straight to
the college steps.
Those who climbed the gentle slope to the University had the full benefit of
sun, wind and storm, for there was no avenue of sheltering firs to break the wind
or shut out the sunshine. In fact, there were no trees upon the campus, except
the well known group of oaks upon the north. Instead of a carefully kept green
lawn, the whole campus was one of nature's flower gardens, where, in their season,
the wild strawberries bloomed and ripened among the native grasses.
With so much eliminated from our present University grounds, the student of
1901 may feel lost as he tries to construct a mental picture of 1876; and at last
he wearily exclaims: No trees, no lawn, no Eleventh street entrance, no Gymnasi-
um, no Dormitory, no Science Hall, no Villard Hall, no Collier Hall, no Kincaid
field, no foot-ball team, no track team, no basket ball, no University library-why,
what was there?
Perhaps we might as well own that, speaking physically, there was but little.
And yet the most important part of the Universityls life was there, for the strong
foundation had been carefully, solidly laid for its future growth. And nature had
given us much to prize in our surroundings. There were the same encircling
mountains on the east, crowned by the lofty snow peaks that have unconsciously
spoken thoughts of grandeur and purity to so many lives. There was the same
dreamy beauty in the western hills, those hills that have enriched so many souls
with the poetry they felt, but could not write. There was the same blue shimmer
as the u Beautiful Willamette " glided by. Our lot was cast far from rich historic
associations and monuments of art, but we of Oregon have been richly endowed
in our natural surroundings. The old Greek masters would have outdone them-
selves had they been permitted to live in Oregon.
The next month after the University began its work two literary societies were
organized. The gentlemen chose the name Laurean, while the name Eutaxiane
well sustained-was suggested by Miss Ellen Geary, whose father, the Rev. Dr.
Geary, was for many years a valued member of the board of regents. The girls
were grateful to this grand old man, with his fine Greek scholarship, for a name so
full of strength and hopeful significance. One can not read through the old rec-
ords of these societies without being impressed with the zeal and earnestness of
purpose that characterized their work. These records become more interesting
from a historic view, when one realizes that co-education was still in the nature of
a new experiment in the world's history. It is safe to say it was then unknown in
any other part of the world except in the United States, and in our own country it was
excluded from the Atlantic coast. Oberlin was the pioneer in this direction, and
the Western idea found congenial soil in the valleys of Oregon. But Oregon's sons
and daughters were unconscious of any novelty in the situation.
From the beginning the relations of the societies were marked by a courteous
chivalry on the one side, and a combination of firm independence with gentle cour-
tesy on the other. Very soon after they were organized the Laureans sent a com-
munication to the Eutaxians asking that they cooperate with them as a sister so-
ciety in their common aims. The Laureans proposed to furnish a society hall, in
which they invited the Eutaxians to hold their meetings. The ladies graciously ac-
cepted the Laureans, proposition to co-operate in their common aims as brother
and sister society, but insisted that the Eutaxians bear their share of the expense
of furnishing their common hall.
An open session of the Laureans always meant an invitation to the faculty and
Eutaxians to be present at their regular meeting. These invitations were often ex-
changed between the societies and were always given and accepted with formal
dignity. In addition to these open sessions, there were committees to confer to-
gether about obtaining their charters from the faculty, about joint entertainments,
or to secure a lecturer for the societies, or to prepare for a commencement reunion.
In the summer of 1877, at a meeting of the board of regents, it the executive
committee was instructed to set apart a room in the building for the use of the lit-
erary societies." A few weeks later, when the professors had moved up-stairs, it
had been Virtually decided to tear down the partition between the two small rooms
on the north side of the hall and devote the resulting room to the societies. Two
or three athletic Laureans thought it no harm to assist in the destructive part of
the preparations, and, with a few small boys from the preparatory department for
audience, they instituted a kicking match, which made the plaster fly, and, resulted
in a badly damaged partition and a faculty meeting, where the boys were arraigned
before the irate faculty for their unusual digression in college sports. One small,
black-eyed boy from the preparatory department was called up and asked for his
share in the transaction. He had an impediment in his speech, but was loyal to
his cause, so he replied: H 1-H twied to kick it, but I couldn't weach it." This
episode created quite a stir in the tranquil life of the University, and we suppose the
Laureans apologized, for at least part of them lived to graduate. .
The partition was finally torn down, and we next find the societies giving a
joint entertainment to assist in furnishing their new hall. About this time the soci-
eties formed a corporation, ti and began negotiating for the purchase of the books
and property belonging to the Eugene Library Association? This library was a
great acquisition to the school, but made the entertainment to be given on Decem-
ber 21 a matter of great financial importance to the enterprising young societies.
We are glad to state that the proceeds of the entertainment were about $90.00.
Through the kindness of Miss Anna Whiteaker, of the class of 81, we are able to
furnish the program of this old time entertainment, perhaps the first ever given by
LAUREAN AND EUTAXIAN SOCIETIES,
DECEMBER 21st, 1877.
Music, String Band
Salutatory, j. C. Whiteaker
Recitationei" Gone With a Handsome Man," Miss M. Lockwood
Quartette. H Only a' Dream of Home,"
Miss Carrie Cornelius, Miss Helen McCornaCk, C. R. Templeton and C. M. Hill.
Editress, Miss Ina Condon
Miss Lulu Dunn
Solo.-H Flitting Away."
Comic Declamation, George Noland
Robert S. Bean
Quartette, " Come Where the Wild Flowers Bloom,"
Misses Irena and Lulu Dunn, C. R. Templeton, C. S. Williams.
Recitationett Paradise and the Peri," Miss julia F. Adams
Extract From the'Drama, " Lady of Lyonsf'
CharactersePauline, Wife of Melnotte, Miss Mary Hill.
Claud ,Melnotte, Husband of Pauline, T. judkins.
Mrs.Melnotte, Mother of Claud, Miss Louise Foley.
Solor-tt The Maid of Dundee," ; Miss Carrie Cornelius
Valedictory, Miss Annie Underwood
The corporation added to its possessions from time to time, until their library
and nicely furnished room became one' of the chief attractions of the University.
From the beginning, and for nearly twenty years, almost all the social and literary
life of the University was Clustered around the Laurean and Eutaxian societies.
And their corporation became an organization of social and financial power. It
will be seen that the University is really indebted to the energy and wisdom of these
early students for much that would have been sadly missed from these early years.
And who were these students? They had gathered from all over Oregon, from
Portland, McMinnville, Forest Grove, Salem, Monmouth, The Dalles, Union coun-
ty and Linn county, while many living in Eugene, who had exhausted every avenue
of learning the town afforded, were eagerly waiting the opening of the University;
It is doubtful if the University has ever excelled the group of seventy or eighty col-
lege students who gathered here during the first two or three years. They were
strong, intelligent young ladies and gentlemen, old enough to appreciate the advan-
tages of an education and glad to work for it. Some had come because they prized
our president as v a teacher in Portland. Some followed Professor Bailey from
McMinnville, some came because Professor Condon was here. But there was an
earnest dignity about them all, as if they realized the important part they were to
bear in the making of Oregonts University.
Near the close of this first year, on the first Saturday of May, the University
people and citizens of Eugene spent a delightful day on a geological picnic to the
top of Spencertts Butte. There was an odd procession of buggies, carriages, hacks
and lumber wagons, with citizens on horseback and students on foot. But they all
finally reached the summit of the mountain, where Prof. Condon gave them a short
lecture on the physical features and geological history of the beautiful panorama
spread out before them. It is not often that a popular leoture is given from such
an elevated platform or. that the lecture can be illustrated by such Views from life.
Soon after the beginning of the second year, the professors rooms and young
ladies reception room, were moved into the second story, much to the delight of
all. And no University girl of 77 and '78 can ever forget that pleasant reception
room on the southwest corner of second floor of Deady Hall. If we had been chil-
dren of luxury, fresh from Wellesley, our surroundings would have seemed crude
and unattractive; but we were daughters of Oregon Pioneers and found pleasure in
every step of progress, no matter how imperfect the result. There was only the
bare room with its stove and three neat benches-no chairs; We remember just
how the clean freshly laid floor gleamed in the Autumn sunshine; and how natur-
ally the girls grouped themselves in picturesque semicircles, studying Latin on the
floor. There were no kodak fiends abroad in those days, and themnconscious pic-
tures are preserved only in the art galleries of our minds. There was a quiet, ear-
nest hum of voices as line after line of Old Cicero's orations were picked out one
word at a time, and the principal parts of the verbs were passed around the curve.
Suddenly Rose, or some other bright spirit, would exclaim, H Oh, girls! " and every
head was lifted, every eye was quickly turned toward Rose, while she told some
comical incident of school life in her irresistible way. Latin was forgotten and a
lively gale of merriment swept round the curve and leaped to the stiff benches be-
yond, until the door of Professor Bailey's room was quietly opened with the kindly
warning: tt Too much noise, young ladies." The gale was gone as quickly as it
came, every head was bent low over a book, the drowsy hum of voices began again
as the translation of Cicero went on.
Mr. Dudley, our kind hearted janitor, seeing our need of seats, brought us a
few wooden boxes, just large enough for one, and they were received with real
gratitude, for, Oregon girl
rising with their opportunities.
an autograph album, shows the pro
When in future years. you wander
The college buildings oier,
And the places seem familiar
But the faces are no more.
5, while willing to be happy on the floor, are not averse to
An old parody on Poe's Raven, written in 1878 for
phetic spirit of an old time Eutaxian:
When the reception room you enter
Thinking of the days of yore,
Of the groups of merry schoolgirls
Studying Latin on the floor.
Of the talking and thelaughing,
Of professor's open door;
When these pleasant scenes come rapping,
. Gently tapping at memory's mystic door,
May you then remember,
On her box upon the floor,
Sat a friend who will forget thee,
The exercises that closed the first year's work were held in the Old Brick
Church, but there being no graduating class, our first commencement is usually
considered as coming at the close of the second year. The class of five ready for
graduation in june, 1878, had all finished or partly finished the college work in
other schools, before coming to the State University. This class consisted of 'M.
S. Wallis, R. S. Bean, j. C. Whiteaker, George Washburn and Nellie Condon.
Their class tree, the English Laurel, now standing near Deady Hall, has never
reached the proportions of a great tree; but it still serves to keep their memory
One of the University girls was teaching school that spring, many miles up the '
McKenzie river. When she came home to attend commencement, she emptied
her trunk of its usual contents, boldly covered its floor with two or three inches of
soil and then fllled it with beautiful mosses, ferns and vines from the McKenzie
woods. The committee on decorations were certainly practical artists; and per-
haps no commencement stage in our history has been more beautiful than was the
long platform on the north side of the third floor of Deady Hall in the old assembly
room in 78. l
We will close these annals of the first two years of the University with selec-
tions from an old scrap book, taken from an Oregonian of june 22, 1878.
it The first annual commencement of Oregon State University took place yes-
terday evening. At 3:00 oiclock p. m. a large crowd of spectators assembled on
the campus to witness the planting of the class tree. A handsome English Laurel
had been provided by Professor Condon, and when everything was in readiness, the
members of the graduating class planted the treeanear the northwest corner of
the University edifice. Professor Condon then delivered an appropriate address,
after which Dr. j. C. Bolon read in an impressive manner a suitable poem written
for the occasion by Mr. T. j. Cheshire, at e t y and the tree was
left to the tender care of coming generations. At 8:00 o'clock in the evening the
closing exercises of commencement took place in the auditorium of the University,
in the presence of the largest and most elegant .audience that ever assembled in
the city of Eugene. The town had turned out en masse, and numerous visitors
were present from all parts of the state. The auditorium was artistically decorated,
and was brilliantly lighted by massive chandeliers. Great credit is due to the pub-
lic spirited citizens of Eugene who depleted their parlors of pictures for the occa-
sion, and to the committee who worked so assiduously and successfully to make the
auditorium the most beautiful chamber in Oregon.
H At a few minutes past 8:00 otclock, the graduating class, preceded by the'
faculty of the University, filed into the room and took their'places on the platform.
Governor Whiteaker presided. 1 ix: t Hon. Matthew P'. Deady now
came forward, and, with a few befitting remarks, presented each member of the
graduating class with the long looked for diploma, the. first conferred by Oregon.
State University. As soon as the diplomas were received the class took seats im-
mediately in front of the audience, where they were addressed in a practical and
effective way by the president of the board of regents, judge Deady."
Thus closed the second session, and the first commencement, of our State
ELLENICONDON MCCORNACK, 78.
NOTE.-We are indebted to the kindness of HThe Guard" for the opportunity of refreshing
our memory as to dates and incidents given in this article. The old files of HThe Guard" are in-
deed a most valuable store house of University history.
B. M. T., "98
One day more gone, my soul, at last;
A day of smiles and tears;
One dayys approach toy-what?
One day of life's long years.
One night more come and still
Rain falls in sodden drips,
And I must go to rest
With sorely trembling lips.
A few more yearsy-then death!
And after that-bh, what?
Helpless, I can only pray, be
Dreamless, endless sleep my lot.
' Denrg Dillaro
Oregon is a new and raw state, with not much in some parts of it save glori-
ous climate and future; also some people who started the future about fifty years
ago and have done little since but absorb climate. The few who have power enough
to get money together, and wisdom enough to seek out wise uses for it, are harassed
with many taskings in our endeavor to be in style in state matters. It is not to
their discredit that our University's best friend was a New Yorker who incidentally I
passed through here while promoting some railroad interests. This man was an
Americanized Bavarian, named Henry Villard. He paid our University's debts
when it was on the verge of closing for lack of cash, gave an income to the library
and showed interest in numerous other ways. He had a habit of remembering.
These benevolences were not conspicuous or unique among the long list of
good works that adorn the story of our friend's life, as he endowed almost every-
thing he came across, from scientific expeditions to hospitalsethe last act as com-
pensation for the first, perhaps. His idea was that the state should itself support
the college it had founded. In helping out the U. of 0. he was merely setting an ex-
ample to the men of means who live nearer it than New York. His aid was ap-
preciated by those who received it, and our biggest hall is named Villard in conse-
What is this worth to us now? The building is paid for and the library a mat-
ter of course. If we are to keep our attention centered on perpetuating the names
and kindnesses of our friends, we wont make much use of their gifts. Henry Vil-
lardts life has a better meaning and a more moving inspiration for us than. any de-
votions or memorials can have. High example of character and good work, helps
men-especially young ones-vastly more than printed words or spacious architec-
ture. Perhaps this is what john meant when he, spoke of the spirit bearing wits
ness. In this matter of living and doing which is before us all and which seems so
hard and strange when college days are ending, our friend left an example which we
can not afford to lose sight of. He came to our country without equipment, save
honor and brains and the power .to work. No immediate startling success forced
an ill-timed crown upon him. He labored for years in small things, getting ready
all the xtirne for the larger when they should come. They came at last, as success
always does in our land to those who deserve and strive. Wealth, position, power,
were heaped upon Henry Villard, and, better than these, the love and trust of his
fellows, a love that he, all his life, repaid, and. a trust that was never violated. It
was not his fault if those who could not see and believe as he did in the future of
the Pacific Northwest brought on the panic that wrecked his plans and almost his
good name. The work he conceived is being wrought now and will continue until
our Oregon comes to her own in the front rank of the great states. Moreover, it
is our friend's especial praise that he did not go into this work in a merely money-
making or personal spirit. He knew the good uses of wealth and employed it to
make life a better thing for his fellows.
This, then, is the example he set for us: Tolerance, wisdom, integrity, hard
work, faith and the love that is more than these. We who have been taught in the-
University he helped establish should surely be good citizens, for that title, and the
surpassing praise of it, is the high honor we rightfully accord the memory of our t
friend and benefactor, Henry Villard.
Che QDregon volunteer
ANNIE LAURA MILLER, "97.
His is the strength of rugged, granite steeps,
m m And his the courage of the pioneer,
That, like Columbiais flood right onward sweeps,
Unconquerable, conquering, devoid of fear.
A heart, warm as Chinook on winter snows,
Yet holding, too, a silent, Berserk rage
That throbbing, swelling, with the war drumts throes,
Proclaims the soldiers mighty heritage,
And his a purpose reaching to the skies,
A purpose lofty, pure as snow-capped Hood,
So noble, true and vast, it sanc'tifies
The country's honor with the soldiers blood.
The volunteer, within his brawny breast,
0 Has 211 the soul, the meaning of the West.
At commencement, a few years ago, the G. A. R. of Eugene presented the '
University with a beautiful flag. In accepting the gift, Judge McArthur Closed an
eloquent address on ttThe Flag" with the words: tt Again, sir, let me thank you
and your comrades for this most precious gift, and assure you that the students of
this University shall be taught not only to venerate it, but to defend it, if need be,
with their lives."
With the tiSecond Oregonf' sixteen University men sailed for Manila in the
summer of '98, and at the request of the G. A. R. the flag was raised above the
University. And while its defenders were facing unknown dangers in a distant land
it waved day and night, through sunshine and storm, a constant tribute to patriotism
When, on a bright August day, the little band returned, thinned by disease and
weakened by battle, its first welcome was from the old flag as it reached out its
tattered folds in greeting. It, too, was torn and ragged; worn in service, but true
No tablet commemorates this little band of University volunteers, but their
names are indelibly written in the heart of a great institution.
WISTAR HAWTHORNE 02 ARTHUR GILLELAND '99
J. C. Booth, Philo Holbrook,
Howard Davis, john Newsome,
Frank E. Ankeny, Clyde E. Gray,
Moray L. Applegate, Wistar Hawthorne,
Elvin Crawford, V , L. St. Elmo Hooker,
Alfred W. Elkins, Condon C. McCornack,
Arthur Camber, - C. Earle Sanders,
Arthur L. Gilleland, Arthur C. Stubling.
Across Ehe Bag
LEONORE E. GALE, '02.
At times I see it in my dreams,
The little bridge across the bay,
The white gulls whirling far above,
And the pebbley beach where seaweed lay.
The tall, dark firs upon the hill,
The starry flowers of dogwood trees,
The little brook with its alder fringe,
And the scent of trillium on the breeze.
The ridges flame with the currant's red,
The glens gleam white with the lilyts snow,
And' there in the shaded, rocky glade,
The dogtooth Violets grow.
The silv'ry buds on the willow bough,
The hazel grove that borders the sea,
The sweet perfume of the elder flowers
Come back thro' the fading years to me.
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' Departments of 3nstructi0n
PROF. LUELLA CLAY CARSON
PROF. IRVING M. GLEN IDA BEL ROE
English in the University is organized under three departments. They have
offered during this year twenty-eight courses, in which four hundred forty-six stu-
dents have registered. These courses have comprised work in Rhetoric, Criticism,
English Composition, Anglo-Saxon, Philology, Chaucer, Versification, English and
American Literature, and Public Speaking.
The departments have never been able to realize their ambitions, but year by
year they have steadily grown into a larger accomplishment and a larger hope.
A few definite aims have been persistently held in the English work and the
constant faithfulness which students give to its exacting details partly explains the
peculiar ability of the Alumni in English work in Eastern colleges and professional
schools, or, in our own state, in places of responsibility calling for power in organi-
zation of thought, clear, pointed and forceful presentation in writing and in public
Scientific knowledge of the sources of our language, richness of vocabulary,
simplicity and force of phraseology, wealth of allusion that comes from familiarity
with classic literature, beauty of expression that is inspired by sympathy with the
beautiful in nature, life and art, eloquence that grows out of the possession of some
lofty truth that urges him who masters it on to its expression, ability to stand be-
fore an audience and speak something worth hearing so as to be heard, understood
and believedr-these, to be brief, are aims of the English departments.
But back of these aims is a constant demand for the fundamental essentials
of good English. Shallow thinking, unsupported assertions, thoughtless generaliza-
tions, eccentric and immature originality, affectation of any kind in writing or in a
public utterance, are not included in the operations of expression. l
Good English must discriminate keenly between law and illustrations; it must
search for principles and eternal things; it must find the enduring, underlying frame-
work of thought.
Hence, the ability to construct material into organization having unity and re-
sult is vital to originality and effectiveness in the use of language. There is ane
other power in the curriculum of our catalogue, and that is the power of cheerful-
ness, faith, optimism, belief in man and his desire to know and do the best. The
public speaker must believe in himself and have confidence in the great human
The University of Oregon appreciates its responsibility to the state and its
part in enriching the thought and language of the commonwealth. The literature
of a state is the quintessence of the speech of a state. A community is only in a
way to improve its art in proportion as its capacity for expression becomes more
The great English artist, Watts, once said in speaking of this country: "Your
nation is great in its wealth and prosperity, but soon or late a nation will be judged
by its literary and artistic creations." The mental power of the Northwest is by
nature organizing and creative, inherited from sturdy ancestry and derived from
large conditions. Give it but training, culture and something of freedom from the
exactions of making a living and it will create literature.
PROF. F. S. DUNN PROF. F. G. .G. SCHMIDT PROF. jOHN STRAUB
Che mooernl Qanguages
The aim of the instruction in the Modern Language Department is primarily
to enable students to use modern German, French or.Spanish with facility in read-
ing, writing, and, so far as practicable, in speaking, and to acquaint them with the
masterpieces in the respective literatures. Opportunity is .also given for graduate
Courses in Germanic and Romanic languages. These are intended especially for
students who desire to make the teaching of these languages their profession, or
who expect to take an advanced degree in them. Careful attention is given to the
linguistic as well as to the literary training of the student, aiming at a comprehen-
sive insight into the historical growth of the Germanic and Romanic languages and
The recent increase of the appropriation for the library will enable the depart-
ment to offer a greater number of advanced courses. The appointment of an ad-
ditional instructor for the comingyear will not only relieve the pressure of class-
room work, but will facilitate a further expansion in the courses. Special atten-
tion can also be given to the co-ordination of the instruction with other University
departments in commercial, economic and scientific courses.
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The Latin department in the U. of 0. covers at present three more or less
distinct periods in classical study,;first, the Latin of the secondary school or
high school; second, the Latin of the collegiate course; and third, Latin primarily
for college graduates. .
The first period of work covers four years, including the usual First Year Book,
four books of Caesar, six or seven orations of Cicero, and six books ofTVirgil, with
possible supplemental work in Nepos, Sallust and Ovid.
College Latin proper does not begin until after the completion of the four-year
high school course. The U. of O. accordingly offers a Latin course commensur-
ate with the regular collegiate gradation from Freshman to Senior. The ti spinal
coiumn," as it were, of the collegiate course in Latin in the U. of 0., subject to
substitutions and alterations as occasion demands, and with various supplements
was the instructors deem fit, is as follows: Primarily for Freshmen, two books of
Livy, three plays of Terence, and selections; for Sophomores, the Odes and Epodes
of Horace and selections from Tacitus; for juniors, selections from the Epigrams
of Martial, from the Epistles of Pliny, from the Satires of Juvenal, and one of the
,,3Lives of Suetonius; for Seniors, three books of. Lucretius and three plays of Plau-
The richness and variety of the third phase of Latin work may be inferred
from the courses offered by the U. of O. in its last catalogue: Catullus and the
Elegiac Poets, Cicerois Letters, Lecture Courses on the Private Life of the R0-
mans, in the History of Roman Satire, in the History of Latin Prose and Poetry,
in the Latin Drama, and in Roman Topography and Archaeology.
The aim of this department is not simply to teach the Greek language, but
also to inspire students with a love for the high ideals portrayed in Greek history
It is not sufficient merely to translate Demosthenes, magnificent oration, ttOn
the Crown," but the student should be able to feel in his own heart the patriotism
that thrilled the heart of Demosthenes, as he uttered those memorable words.
Sophoclesi HAntigone'i should fill the student's heart with reverence for Godis laws
as being superior to those of man, and Aeschylus' iiPrometheus Bound" should
teach him that HRight is aIWays right," and that the creature has certain rights that
even the Creator is bound to respect. He should so study the life of the Greeks,
that when he reads Aristophanes Clouds, he can read between the lines and see
the disintegration taking place in the life and morals and religious beliefs of the
Athenians. He should be able to realize that the death of Cyrus, the Younger,
although regrettable from a standpoint of sentiment, yet, from the standpoint of
civilization, was a fortunate thing, since his life and success might have meant ori-
ental civilization for Greece and eventually for Europe.
ASST. PROF. jOSEPH SCHAFER PROF. F. G. YOUNG
e CECOIIomI'cs, politics, anb So:
The student'in this field is moved by a sense of the momentousness of the re-
lations of its principles to the world at large. The interests of mankind, clarified
by these sciences, are mants crowning concerns. It has been so recognized from
Plato's time. The last refinements of the other sciences constitute the basis of
method, and the preliminary concerpts and postulates for investigations along these
lines. The facts of history are here laid under contribution to show practical
World problems, national problems and commonwealth problems, challenge
the thinking powers of every true citizen. He gets his bearings, his guides, his
power of achievement through work in these courses. The fate of China, the right
handling of the Philippines, the control to beneficent results of all capitalistic com-
binations, the devising of an equitably adjusted system of taxation, the rule of most
thoroughly nationalized public opinion, the elevation of the aristocracy of Character
and intellect to leadership-these are worthy themes. The student of strenuous,
noble purpose in life, and with any consciousness of power, will have his bout with
The Department of Economics and Sociology of the University of Oregon
does not, however, propose in its courses a dillitante pursuit of the subjects in its
field. What it has begun to do for the history of Oregon is but an earnest of what
it will do in renovating and elevating the economic, administrative, and political
life of our commonwealth. There are matchless resources in forests, minerals and
fish to be conserved by the best policies that the experience of the outside world
and economic principles can suggest. The energies of the state, its capital, labor
and natural agents, are to be organized into units through which their productivity
will be multiplied. Oregonis ground of advantage in the market of the world will
be identified and occupied. The spirit of the states institutions, the ensemble of
the states activities, will be so intimately grasped that they can be toned up to
a higher type. Most of all, the social medium in which the individual citizen lives
must be vitalized and purified. The department proposes that Oregon shall benefit
in all possible ways through the application of the last results of research adapted
to its peculiar conditions. It has reason to believe that the patriotic youth of the
state will be eager to devote their best talents to projects so worthy of them. None
more noble has been fought for and bled for on the battle field.
Nothing is more characteristic of the present age than the growing dependence
on history. Almost every project of legal or social improvement, all questions in-
volving human relations, are settled from the historical point of view. Historical
knowledge, therefore, and especially the historical method of study and habit of
thought, are prerequisites to the successful prosecution of all lines of social investi-
gation. The increasing recognition of this truth has, within the past few years,
brought a remarkable growth of historical study in American institutions of learning.
With this movement, as represented in the best colleges and universities of
the country, the University of Oregon is in full accord. One year ago the Board
of' Regents created the department of history as aseparate department of the Uni-
versityyand called Mr., now Assistant Professor, Schafer to take Charge of it. His
entire time is devoted to the work of the department. In addition, both President
Strong and Professor Young give a portion of their time to historical teaching.
With this instructional force it is now possible to differentiate and specialize
as never before. Aside from the general courses in European and American his-
tory, a number of advanced special courses are offered for seniors and graduate
students. The historical side of the libraiy is being developed as rapidly as
means will permit. The archives of several states have already been secured and
others are expected. The department is therefore ready to set its advanced stu-
dents at work upon special subjects of investigation connected with American his-
tory. Meantime, state and local history is being studied with good results from the
materials in possession of the Oregon Historical Society.
Beginning with the next session the following conditions for requirements for
entrance will be required for all students:
it All students offering a year or more of algebra .for entrance will receive five
tSy credits for the work offered for entrance after they shall have done satisfacto-
rily one semesterls work in advanced algebra, for which semester's work they shall
receive two and one-half t2 1-2y credits, making a total of seven and one-half
t7 1-2y credits; provided that any student shall have the option of taking at the
time of entrance an examination in the algebra covered by the above seven and
one-half credits, and for satisfactory work in the examination shall be excused from
the semester's work and shall receive seven and one-half credits. Any student
having less than a year of elementary algebra shall take the full subject of elemen-
tary and advanced algebra in the University at the discretion of the Instructor and
the Dean. Students who offer a year or more of geometry, either plane or solid or
both, shall receive four credits for the work offered for entrance after they shall
have done satisfactorily one semesterls work in geometry, for which they shall re-
ceive an extra two and one-half credits, 'or six and one-half credits in all; provided
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in the examination shall be excused'from the semesteris work and receive Si; and
one-half credits. A year in the above subjects is counted as thirty-six weeks or
more of school work, five recitations per week and not less thah forty minutes to
each recitation. Students having less than a year of plane or solid geometry or
both shall take the full subject of plane and solid geometry in the University at the
discretion of the Instructor and the Dean.
PROF. E. H. NPALISTER PROF. GEO. LILLEY
COURSES OF INSTRUCTION
1. Elementary Algebra. Five times a week for three semesters. This
course covers the work required for admission to the freshman class. Text-book:
Lilley's Elements of Algebra, completed, including all examples and problems.
2. Geometry. Five times a week for three semesters. The course covers
the work required for admission to freshman class. Text-book: Wentworth's Plane
and Solid Geometry, edition for 1899, completed, including all exercises and exama
3.' Higher Algebra. Three times a week for one year. Lilley's Higher Al-
gebra, supplemented by the instructor.
4. Analytic Geometry and Trigonometry. Five times a week for one year.
This is an elementary course and is treated as one subject.
5. Calculus. An elementary course. Five times a weeklfor one year.
6. Differential Equations. An elementary course. Five times a week for
7. Solid Analytic Geometry. Three times a week for one year.
8. Theory of Equations and Determinants. Burnside and Phanton. Three
times a week for one year. .
9. Modern Analytic Geometry. Based on Clebsch. Three times a week
for one year.
10. Theory of Functions. An introductory course.
11. Analytic Mechanics. Four times a week for one year.
12. Potential Functions. Based on Pierce and Byerly.
13. AdVanced'Analytic Geometry. Three times a week for one year.
14. Advanced Calculus. Four times a week for one year.
15. Differential Equations. Advanced work, twice a week for one year.
16. Quarternions and Vector Analysis. Based on Tait. Three times a 'week
for one year.-
17. Modern Higher Algebra. Three times a week for one year.
18. Functions of a Real and a Complex Variable. TWice a week for one
Applied Mathematics is mainly concerned with the application of the powerful
analysis of pure mathematics and mechanics to the varied problems that arise in
the different branches of engineering. With one or two exceptions, the courses
given are not designed primarily as "culture courses," but as a direct and practical
preparation for the actual work of the professional engineer. Thus, the principles
of pure mechanics are applied to the calculation of stresses in bridge trusses, in arches,
in high masonry dams, or in any kind of framed structure. The course dealing with
the elasticity of solid bodies, while constantly employing the higher mathematics,
is not given as a mere mathematical exercitation; nor is the subject treated sim-
ply as a curious phenomenon of physics; the aim of the course is to impart such a
knowledge of the elastic properties of the various common materials of construc-
tion as will enable the student to determine quantitatively the strains and stresses
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which the material will undergo when employediin a structure subjected to definite
loads, and so to proportion the structure properly. Likewise, the course in hydrau-
lics does not attempt to prove, either theoretically or experimentally, that water
will run down hill; nor to speculate as to the ulterior reason why water does run
down hill; the-purpose of the course is to develop in mathematical formulae the
quantitative relations which necessarily exist between the slope, the velocity of flow,
the shape and size of channel, whether pipe or open canal, the head, the pressure,
the amount of friction, etc.; having in View the design of city water supply systems,
irrigation canals, hydraulic motors, and the various other machines which either
utilize or generate the flow of water. 7
These statements will serve to show the nature of the work done in the depart-
. ment, without describing or even mentioning the numerous courses in detail, for
which reference must be made to the University catalogue.
Owing to a lack of instructors, the department has been obliged to include
certain courses in constructive engineering which do not form a part of its subject
matter proper; but it is expected that this work can soon be turned over to a new
and separate department.
The department of Physics was organized as a separate department in Sep-
tember of 1895. Prior to that time Physics and Chemistry were included under
one head as a sort of General Science department. When the division was effect-
ed there was placed at the disposal of the new department of Physics the three
rOOms on the south side of the lower floor of Deady Hall, and an equipment of ap-
paratus covering a wide range of intrinsic value. Nearly all of this apparatuslwas
in a rather bad state of disrepair, and how to make it useful to the institution con-
stituted the first serious problem of the department. To send it east for repairs 1
would involve an expense almost equal to the first cost. The problem, after much
debate, was finally solved by establishing a university machine-shop. This shop
has been associated with the department of Physics ever since. By its aid nearly
all the apparatus in a state of disrepair was saved to the University. Its value at
present prices may be estimated at $1,200.00. Additional apparatus has been pur-
chased since then amounting in all to $1,200.00. The only other addition has been
through the students in Practical Mechan-
ics. From this source there has accrued
t0' the department during the past five
years, some elegantly finished and thor-
oughly serviceable apparatus, amounting
in value to about $150.00; and be it said
to the credit of these students that none
of the apparatus. in the department has
given greater satisfaction in experimental
work than some of the pieces thus ob-
tained. It is the natural aim of every clew
partment of learning to create a demand
for the more advanced lines of work in. its
special domain. Inspired by a feeling of
PROF. CHAS. FRIEDEL this kincl, the department of Physics glad-
ly aided in the organization and development of a number of new lines of educa-
tional work, which it was hoped would contribute to the general growth of the Uni-
versity. In particular it became especially interested in helping to build up such
lines as seemed essential to its own growth. It was in this way that the department
became interested in Mechanical and' Electrical Engineering. During the past four
years it has willingly made large sacrifices and unflinchingly faced trying difficulties
to place these new lines of work on a firm and permanent footing. One form of
the fruit of this work is the fact that five members of the graduating class of this
year have practically completed the course in Electrical Engineering and expect to
devote their lives to this form of professional work, while at the same time there is
a proportionately fair number of students in the lower classes of the Electrical En-
gineering course as an evidence that the work is being appreciated. The work in
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering has been very seriously handicapped for
want of proper quarters, as well as proper apparatus. Before the beginning of an-
other year, however, these departments will be properly housed in the new heat and
light plant, and are to have the advantage of the exclusive attention of a specialist.
It is therefore safe to predict that the growth of these two lines of work will be of
an order that will give pleasure to the friends of the University.
Now that alfair demand for the more advanced courses in Physics seems as-'
sured, it will be the aim of the department to broaden its work in the direction of
experimental research, and in this way to stimulate students of the department to
become more deeply interested in the efforts of prominent investigators, both at
home and abroad, and thus learn in some measure to feel the pulse of scientific
inquiry in the realm of Physics. l
The usual gap existing between the
college and the world of affairs is re-
duced to a minimum in the depart-
ment of Chemistry. There are so
many points of actual contact in the
practice of pure t or scientifici and ap-
plied ior technicali chemistry, that
aside from lecture class rooms there
is no difference to be found between a
laboratory devoted to educational pur-
poses and one intended primarily to
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PROF.A.LACHMAN MR.O.F.STAFFORD 65- It is this peculiarity that gives
importance to the training given in our
college laboratories of chemistry: the student, bent chiefly on securing his credits
and incidentally on acquiring information, becomes expert with the same tools and
appliances that he Will need in his life-work.
The equipment of the new Chemical Laboratory Building will be fully equal in
quality, though of course not in extent, to that of any university west of the Rockies.
The Assay Laboratory will be provided with a large number of furnaces, besides
power crushers and grinders driven by electric motors. The Laboratories for stu-
dents' use will accommodate one hundred eighty students with lockers and working
desks. The lecture room has a seating capacity of one hundred ten persons,
and will be equipped with a projection lantern for use in instruction. One of the
novel features of the department will be a large factory room, in which all of the
pure chemicals needed by the laboratory will be manufactured on a large scale by
advanced students. This room will be provided with electric power and all the ma-
chinery used in chemical factories. The ventilation of all laboratory rooms will be
secured by an exhauster located in the attic, which will remove one hundred thou-
sand cubic feet of air each hour, or enough to completely change the air in the lab-
oratories every twenty minutesH-All of the chemicals and apparatus needed for
instruction and research work willxbe provided. Given a few students each year
who will be interested in the subject, the University of Oregon can become the cen-
ter of chemical progress in the Northwest.
PROF. THOMAS CONDON
In the providence of God the geological basin of the Columbia river was in
ancient times a gathering place of forms of life revealed to us by geology. Prof.
Condon's collection of fossil shells, crustaceans and mammal bones repeat this sto-
ry with wonderful vividness and truth and enable him to give practical value to the
teachings of his lectures. To this end, too, his room is crowded with glass cases,
these cases with fossils and rocks, and his life with the enthgsiasm of a great work.
This department occupies the entire north half of the second story of Deady
Hall. Both lecture room and laboratory are excellently lighted and equipped with
much valuable apparatus; Courses in General Biology, Botany, Zoology, Anatomy,
Human Osteology, Histology, Enchyology, Sanitary Biology, analysis of drinking
water, etc., are given, many students availing themselves of the exceptional advan-
tages offered in the way of modern apparatus to prepare themselves for medical
schools, and it is a significant x . . fact that colleges of medicine
throughout the United States, . . with almost no exception, ad-
mit to their second year grad- ' uates of the University of Or-
egon who have completed ., certain prescribed courses in
this department and in those ; V of Chemistry and Physics.
Fifteen compound m i c r o- s C o p e s, dissecting micro-
scopes, enchyographs, micro- z tomes,manometers, tamborus,
cardiograph, sphygmograph, , centrifuge, etc., form part of
the laboratory equipment. To s this must be added a series of
human skeletons, articulated '72 . and disarticulated, a working
museum of mounted animals, PROF- WASHBURN a fine aquarium and some
costly imported wax models of embryos at different stages, models of plants, etc.
The department has recently been provided with an assistant, and it is proba-
ble that a course in Bacteriology will be offered in the fall.
The aim of the teacher is to aid in developing the minds of others. In
order to proceed intelligently, he must know the nature of mind in general, and the
nature of mind in particular. He must learn something concerning the mind which
he is aiming to train. No two minds are exactly alike. Different methods for
different minds. Then, the teacher must become familiar, to some extent, with
the mental condition, the biological history and the physiological tnervousi condi-
tion of every student under his care. How can he do this? By experiment in the
Students write out their own experiences, illustrating the principles discussed,
as far as this can be done in the lecture room. Then, they are prepared for test-,
ing, applying the principles already set forth.
The objects of experiment are: tiPractical training in observation, manipula-
tion, computation, deduction, criticism. Elementary acquaintance with methods
of experimentation, methods of meas-
urement, construction and use of ap-
paratus, special psychological meth-
ods. Thorough appreciation of the
three fundamental properties of scien-
tific workr-accuracy, brevity, neat-
The class is divided into groups of
two persons each. After carefully
studying the apparatus and its con-
nections, take it down and set it up
again. One person serves as experi-
menter and the other as subject.
Certain work is designated for the
hour. The Dermal Senses may have
been the topic of the lecture. It was
, said. that we can locate touch. Now,
PROF B. J HAWTHORNE we proceed to prove or disprove the
statement. The subject 5 eyes are closed, he is touched with a pencil, he endeav-
ors to touch the same spot with his pencil. A record is taken for ten or more ex-
periments and an average is made. After .thirty-two exercises on the skin, we pass
on to the kinesthetic and static senses.
It is of vital importance to ascertain whether a pupil is normal or abnormal.
It would be cruel to punish a defective child for not doing what is required of one
that is mentally and physliologically healthy. Many extremely simple experiments
may be made in any schooleroom by .any teacher, and these experiments may easi-,
1y prove whether certain pupils are abnormal as to hearing, seeing, and as to other
senses. It seems awful to punish a child for what it can not do; or to punish it for
what it can not help doing.
Hence, it appears to be of great practical importance and one of the impera-
tive demands of humanity, that the teacher should study child nature as well as
Dbilosopbg anb fbucation
The department of philosophy and education
aims to prepare students for careers as high
school teachers and superintendents. With
this end in view, systematic courses are of-
fered in the history of method, the manage-
ment and organization of schools, school hy-
giene and pedagogical psychology. The Eu-
gene schools furnish opportunities for observa-
tion to the students of the department, while
additional facilities are found in a collection
of text-books, official reports, note books and
examination papers. Besides the specifically
professional lines of study, the department en-
deavors to supply a wider demand by courses
in the history of education and philosophy. In
phildsophy and ethics an attempt is made to
understand the different systems and schools
PROF. H- 13- SHELDON in the light of contemporary thought, rather
than to dogmatically inculcate the principles of any one system.
In the University of Oregon, musical study has been greatly helped by the re-
action of the general educational spirit in which it has been pursued. With the at-
mosphere of the University about them, our musical students avoid the mistake of
supposing that music alone yields substantial culture or character, or that it is
self-sufficient. Effective workers in music need breadth and solidity more than
effervescent emotion. The university of general education, aiming all the time at
symmetry of development, is the natural place for a school of music. Years ago
the lack of academic education among composers and artists was so common that
the whole profession was convicted of narrowness. Today we believe that the point
to which natural talent, however great, may rise, is limited by the thoroughness of
discipline in the student years. A man who doesn't know Goethe listens to Gou-
nod's Faust with as much pleasure and profit as he would
derive from hearing a Turk reading from the Koran.
And on the other side, our musical department has made
its influence felt among the workers in other fields of lib-
eral study. It has enabled the students to
hear the best works in the piano and
vocal'literature, it has awak-
ened true musical feel-
ing, and it has es-
tablished a standard of
musical valuation which does
not prevail elsewhere in the state of Ore-
gon. With loyal and efficient instructors
in vocal and instrumental study, with stu-
dents availing themselves of the privileges offered in the
college of liberal arts, the department of music in the
University of Oregon looks forward to larger opportunities
and a still more successful career. '
Art study suited to university courses may be considered in three divisions,
stated here in the order of their importance.
First, the original study of the principles of art-expression as foilnd in impor-
tant works in architecture, sculpture and painting. Second, the history of these
arts in all ages. Third, the practice of art by various methods and with a variety
of materials. .
Opportunity for study and practice in the third division has been offered dur-
ing the present academic year by a class in free-hand drawing. As the course is
elective, students choosing it have enjoyed it and have' made good progress, con-
sidering the brief time devoted to it, viz: two or four hours per week; in art schools
the least amount of time required of students being, usually, twenty-four hours per
For the second division, the University is fairly equipped in general histories
of art, possessing the works of Winckelmann, Lubke, Fergusson and more recentx
writers. A general survey of the art of antiquity and of the middle ages'has been
made during the time devoted to class work, one hour per week. Next year the
. study of modern art will continue the subject. - -
The form of art-study which results in mental growth, the scientific examina-
tion of masterpieces, can only with difficulty be pursued here, far from all art col-
lections, but something can be done with good reproductions. The University
possesses a useful portfolio of engravings of the architecture of classical antiquity
and 0f the Renaissance and will each year obtain a few photographs and prints
suited for study of approved paintings and sculpture.
The years work in physical training begins with the open-
ing of the Fall Semester, consisting of class work for the men
three times a week, the ladies twice per week, the gymnasium
being open from 8:30 a. m. until 5:30 p. m.
The class work consists of light gymnastics, such as
marching, dumb-bell, drill, wand drill and setting up exercises.
Heavy gymnastics, consisting of apparatus work on long horse,
side horse, parallel bars and flying rings. The Swedish sys-
tem is also taught, embfacing exercises on rope and pole
c. A, BURDEN climbing, stall bars and Swedish ladder. The classes have
basketball teams which are equally enjoyed by both sexes,
an indoor base-ball team and a hand ball court in connection with the gymnasium.
The aim of the work done is twofold. First, to maintain and restore the
health of the student. Second, to train the body so that 211 parts get an equal
amount of benefit, so that the qualities of grace, courage, endurance, and self-
possession are developed.
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Around me are majestic peaks.
Snow clad and orienty
And hills whose heaven-kissing crests
With light are radiant.
Their beauty touches not my heart,
As one small hillock green,
With bearded oaks. I wonder why?
Is it because we climbed it once
Together, you and I?
The river flows so calmly here,
There leaps in famed cascades,
Or mirrors in its tranquil depths
Its columns, crags and glades.
Its beauty touches not my heart
As the old millrace arched,
With willows green. I wonder why?
Is it because we drifted there,
Together, you and I?
The birds sing sweetly here to me,
In balmy, sunny weather,
The ear is charmed with trilling song,
The eye, with colored feather.
Their beauty touches not my heart
As one brown meadow lark's
Clear, melting note. I wonder why?
Is it because we listened, mute,
Together, you and I?
" Che Sole Death h
B. M. T., '98.
The thoughts refuse to come,
And feelings fill the heart
With dead, inactive weight.
The joys of yesterday
Are smoldering fires, whose smoke
Comes down upon the soul
And stiflesout Hopets breath.
I hear the mingled music
Of winds through giant firs.
With ceaseless chords the river plays.
I see the sun touched mist
That rests on purple hills,-
I see, and hear,eand yet
My soul sees not, nor knows.
The world is only mist;
No color is but gray.
Oh, heart, canst thou not throb,
Canst nothing do but bear?
Canst thou not even die?
031w 0le $urriculum
It seems but-natural to compare the college curriculum of the first years of
the University of Oregon with its much broader work of today; and, by comparison,
the scope of the work done in those early years seems quite insignificant. But
modern criticism demands that every individual with a historic record and every
institution of the past be judged not by present standards 'of excellence, but by the
environment of its own age.
When Gladstone was at Oxford and Tennyson at Cambridge, and a little later
when James Russell Lowell and Edward Everett I-Iale were at Harvard, the eyes of
all students were turned toward the past. They studied the classical languages of
the past; the history and literature, art and religion of the past.
. Edward Everett Hale, writing in WThe Outlook " of the days when he and
james Russell Lowell were at Harvard, has the following: tr In this college they
studied Latin, Greek and Mathematics chiefly. But on modern language days
there appeared teachers in French, Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese. b
it 39 9A Besides these studies, as you advanced you read more or
less Rhetorichogic, Moral Philosophy, Political Economy, Chemistry and Nat-
ural Historywless rather than more. There was no study whatever of English Lit-
erature, but the best possible drill in the writing of the English language. 4i it
it i: Literature was, 'as I said, the fashion. The books which the fellows
took out of the library were not books of science, nor history, nor sociology, nor
politics; they were books of literature. it i it Not five men in col-
lege saw-a daily newspaper. it it + The Natural History Society
founded itself while Lowell was in college, but there was no general interest in sci-
ence, except so far as it came in by-vway of the pure mathematics."
Soon after the days of Gladstone and Lowell, early in the 40's, there was a
remarkable quickening of scientific thought. Within a few years the whole range
of thinking on Physics and Chemistry was revolutionized by such men as Grove,
Mayer, Faraday, Tyndail, Helmholtz and others. This great activity in Chemistry
and Physics was soon followed by another revolution in the study of living organ-
isms, beginning with Darwinis " Origin of Speciesf and continued by Wallace,
Huxley, Agassiz and others, and so the science of biology was born.
But with all this flood of light pouring down upon the busy world from the in-
' tellectual heights of original research, most college curriculums remained but little
changed. For great universities have always been conservative; and it takes many
years for new scientific truth, especially if it be revolutienary in its tendency, to be
thoroughly tested and crystallized into suitable form for young and growing minds.
The German universities seem to have been the first to incorporate the results of
these great discoveries in Chemistry, Physics and Biology into their university life.
Our young Americans studying in Germany brought home the new spirit of original
research. But our Civil War was in progress during these first years of the new
movement and absorbed all our national vitality: So it came to pass as stated in
the JanuaryReview of Reviews, that, it In the United States the true university
movement began after the Civil War." Harvard was perhaps the first to expand
along the lines of original research, for Harvard had for many years been slowly
imbibing the spirit of its beloved Professor Agassiz.
And yet it is said ft Harvard has been wholly transformed since President
Eliot assumed its leadership in 18693' Finally Johns Hopkins began its work with
an endowment of $3,000,000. This was the first school in America exclusively
devoted to the new university spirit as developed in Germany. Just here, at the
parting of the ways in America, the poorly endowed University of Oregon was
started into life; It was not only natural, but inevitable, that we adopt the con-.
servative lineof work approved by almost all our great American schools. We
need not look back with mortificafion at our curriculum of twenty-five years ago.
The whole educational system of the world has been quietly revolutionized in twen-
ty-five years; and the University of Oregon has evolved with the age. After all,
the class of 1878 need not doff their hats too soon to the caps and gowns of 1901.
F or, when the new system has produced as many great scholars, as many original
thinkers, as many noble characters as the old, then it will have proven its superior-
ity and its right to reign.
E. C. M .
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The chill mist lifted, and the sunshine broke
From its gray bonds and glanced along the plain,
Sodden and dull from weary months of rain,
, And as the live beams passed the dead land woke
And sprang into the sudden glory of the spring.
The life ceased at your foot and you remained,
Chill robed in mist, in Winterts grasp constrained.
No sudden gleam of April can its wonder fling
About your majesty. You are the last
' To yield you to her subtile warmth and lightj'
But when she crowns you with her sunshine bright
Then is the springtide come, 'and winter passed.
IN THE COUNTRY
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One of the admirable and encouraging things about the natural sciences, is
the vision they give us into the very simple compositionlof grand effects. The oak
tree has practically the same cells as the sage brush. The pre-matrimonial dia-
mond and the graphite in your lead-pencil are fundamentally one and the same ele- 1'
ment. With time, patience, and adequate knowledge of means, you can con-
struct something very prodigious out of the plainest materials.
These reflections may seem trivial and the merest repetition, but it is only by
placing themselves at this philosophical point of View, or by assuming the utterly
unscientific hypothesis of immediate inspired creation, that our readers, among
whom we have to provide for the F reshman apprehension, can hope to understand
the constitution and present status of such a phenomenally intellectual constellation
of human planets as the class of' 1901.
Our latter-day Seniors t not Saintsy had also their day of small things before
pride of self and the acquisition of a hundred and thirty credits had told upon them.
They were much like you, oh downy and sappy preps, etc. Perhaps even more so,
for the University of Oregon was spared the pain tfrom scholastic colicy of taking
you in when fresh from the eighth grade. tThis evil custom, our historian notes,
was abolished soon after the pilgrims of 1901 effected their entrance herej In
these aforesaid diminutive, not to say green and salad, days beginning with Sep-
tember, 1894, the then baby class numbered some eighty odd students, and per-
vaded the University even as certain militant essences pervade the department of
chemistry. tThis simile is admissible only when the reader remembers that the
bases of certain of our most fragrant perfumes are not very agreeable in them-
selvesJ Only eight of these aborigines remain in our midst, but twenty-three
others, making altogether the largest class ever turned out here, have straggled in
at odd times to take the place of those fallen by the way. These eight white-
headed patriarchs ante-date in their term of service here all the members of the
faculty save Dr. Condon, Professors Carson, Hawthorne, Straub and McAlister.
In those dim primeval days of 1894 there wasn't any Science Hall, track or track
team, glee club, treble clef, department of economics or biology, debaters, Monthly
or Weekly. The astronomical observatory was still quarantined on Skinnerts
Butte; football itself was a new and delicate growth here tCorvallis beat us that
yeari, we hadn't won the state oratorical contest once, and none of us knew W. O.
Trine when we saw him. All the seniors "orated" then at commencement time,
the literary societies had life enough to hate each other cordially, and HKap" Ku-
bli and Frank Haight were the heroes of our athletic traditions. The old days, the
good old simple days, when there was time enough for loafing and class parties,
nothing to do but study and keep alive. Verily, the world does move! Mens agi-
tat molem, as jack Poill said when he shot the disturber of his lawn.
It is somewhat surprising to persons of discernment that such an aggregation
of culture and refinement started in such an unlikely environment and climbed as
they have with nothing to lead them on but the hope of a Senior Vacation. But
why not? Lincoln, Webster, Clay, john L. Sullivan, etc., etc., were reared in un-
toward surroundings. Why not a class of ,01 at Eugene? There isn't much dif-
ferenceesave in results.
Seriously, however, the departing ones have done something of which they are
not wholly ashamed. The three prep. years were mostly a gray routine of study
and other childish affairs, which have. since been put away. But even then we had
members on the track, football and baseball teams. In the Freshman year some
of us got in on the Monthly, the only paper then, and the debating team. Since
then 1901 has edited both papers; furnished captains and managers tfor two yearsi
to the track and football teams; sent two orators to the state contest; and has twice
had the chairmanship of the delegation. Seniors have filled practically every office
in the gift of the Associated Students, two of its presidents have been members of
this class, and Senior lungs have been much in evidence on the debating team,
Treble Clef and Glee Club. tWe also sent Stubling, Hooker and Gamber to the Phil-
ippines. It isn't our fault that they came backj Not content with notoriety in
precedented lines of competition and endeavor, the Seniors have enlarged and ex-
tended the fields of contest. Under their management the football team took its
first California trip, track-team and debating meets were arranged with the Univer-
sity of Washington, and in track sports with Berkeley and the Multnomah Athletic
Club. It is a truism to say that these efforts have made the University of Oregon
known and respected abroad, and have given it advertising which is of a definite
value as educational affairs go now.
To continue our pleasant task of horn blowing, this unusual Senior resplen-
dence has not been totally obscured in the Class room. This is the first of the spe-
'cializing Classes. The chosen lines of its scholastic activity include electrical en- .
gineering, the humanities, general grafting, and chemistry. Also politics. To sat-
isfy their ravening after knowledge, new courses have been given in some of the
subjects. Several of them have also found time to help the professors out in en-
gineering, chemistry, mathematics, mechanical drawing and physics. Still others
have given the faculty a course in the subtleties of undergraduate nature that will
'make them suspicious of the student race for years to come.
Well, all that is over now and we Seniors are about to tackle the ttcold out-
side.'l Most of us know what it is like already, having bumped it considerably on
our way through college. Weill lose a lot of our book-learning and most of the
vanity which has amused you in the preceding lines. Nevertheless, if we can find
the good hard work which is waiting each of us somewhere, and, while doing it,
hold on to a few of the ideals and some of the inspiration we have gained here, our
teaching will have done its work and our lives will be of some worth in the world.
In that faith we go out and with hope to do the best we know, for our motto is
tt FAITHFUL AND BRAVE?
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EXTRACTS FROM SENIOR CLASS
- Elass Roll 3
Vestella Belle Sears, 31 Charles E. Wagner,
j Mary Elizabeth Straub, William Gilbert Beattie,
mukeLaDore Goodrich, Percy Paget Adams,
Roy Rees Robley, WCarleton Condon McCornaCk,
Adele jackson Pickel, . David Henry Wolfle,
Walter Valentine Spenser, Claude Russell Fountain,
jfiiEsther Elizabeth johnson,- Bernard Earl Spencer,
31,, Coleridge Edwin Stanton, :mClifton Nesmith McArthur,
Fred Allen Edwards, Hartford Sweet,
Albert Eugene Meserve, IEEdward Strong VanDyke,
jWinifred Bessie Hammond, 3:14.1-Iarriet Elva Warfield,
Garwood Henry Ostrander, George Raymond Campbell,
Susie Patterson Bannard, jiWalter Lincoln Whittlesey,
j-Bernard Charles jakway, Grace Ivorda Wold,
Richard Shore Smith, I'Winifred Kelly Miller,
Peter Irving Wold.
.W. ADAMsr-A veteran of the "2nd
Oregon." with a. reputation as a good
IDA CALEF.e-Has a most delightful
country home where she entertains the
EDWARD NATION BLYTHE.-IS on
the staff of tiThe Weekly," manages
the Monthly, and keeps the Webfoot
out of the hole.
GENE CRAWFORDeftI have just fin-
ished that lovely lizard. When will
Prof. Washburn let me have a yellow
cat? " A
CHARLES L. CAMPBELL.-Or HChop-
pie,H our Freshman orator. He spends
his time in surveying and otherithings.
He is noted for his pleasant smile and
his remarks on the weather.
ARTHUR GAMBEthA returned hero,
president of the Glee Club, and an aw-
fully fine fellow.
AMY HOLMES-hAmityW a devoted
student of Chaucer and Beowulf, who
never grows angry, and always knows
the causes and effects of everything.
OSCAR GORRELL.hPresident of Y.
M. C. A., manager of Base Ball Team
and otherwise engaged. ,
GEO. O. GOODALLy-Colleague on
the Debating Team and a man of
LENORE GALEhdHeY name maligns
her sadly, for she is gentleness itself.
- ANSEL HEMENWAYs-A native of
Lane 00., who hknows a bank whereon
the wild thyme blows."
ISABEL JAKWAY.-She is a very nice
girl and everyone likes her because
she is so Blythe and gay. If people
don't treat her right she just raises Ned.
. JOHN HANDSAKERE- .
h And he was not right fat, I undertake,
But loked homle, and therto soberly."
Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Greekh-
All the dead languages she doth seek.
WILLIAM JOHNSONw-The man who
always has his lessons.
ROSE PARROT..-Champion tennis
player and promoter of social functionsI
TED" PALMER.--Once at O. A. C.
Now singing and jumping at U. of O.
VI SMITH, Alice.-A remarkable young
"W woman. She goes to Divinity School
M and is unmarried.
L. L. LEWIs. The latest addition
to the class.
MISS SMITH.+A sister to the other
a Miss Smith.
Ross PLUMMER.--C0mes to classes
every semi-occasionally. He shines
as an amateur actor, and the glances
from his languid eyes are deadly to
the fair sex.
H. S. LAMB.-Formerly attended
the Monmouth Normal. '
SADIE SEARSoA good girl who
would rather eat than study.
ELMER PATTERSON.-A divinity stu-
dent. tThe only member of the class
who possesses a mustache.
J. O. RUSSELL.-The ladies, man
KATE WILSON.-A. charter member
of the class and "the sweetest girl at
I-Ie loveth microscopes the best
' Of all the things at school,
Of problems parliamentary
He knowethxevery rule.
' $' , .i ' . . FRED ZEIGLER.--Captain of the Var-
mo sity eleven and justly chosen left-end
in the all-Pacific team.
GRACE PLUMMER.--The most level- ,-
5 1m headed member of the class. , j
m t " :
ALLEN HENDERSHOT EATON.
In the fall of 1896; soon after school opened, a meeting of the class of iO3'was
called. It was then a first year prep. class and had a membership of eighty. Per-
manent organization was effected, officers elected and everything made ready for a
hard years work. This was the first time that a first year prep, class had organ-
ized as such, and also proved to be the last. For three years we were'the infant
Class, since every year as we finished our work it was dropped from the University
course. a .
Our first year in school was spent mostly in planning and carrying out the
plans made for class parties, boating parties and picnics. During this year nothing
of very great importance happened, and things were united and moved along in the
best way possible;
The second year may be said to have been the year of battles and civil war.
Although we have had some stormy class meetings in later years, we have had
nothing that could equal some of the battles royal between factions and single'mem-
bers of the class.
The next year was our subeFreshman year, and was very quiet and uneventful.
Whether we were awed into inaction by the nearness of our Freshman year, or
whether we were afraid of Stirring up some trouble if we attempted to do anything, -
is hard to decide. But let that be as it may, there were few class meetings and
still fewer class parties.
Our Freshman year was important for several reasons. Probably the most
important in our sight were the two debates with the Portland High School. - Even
though we were not given the decision, we did not lose, for the hard work and drill
obtained in preparing the debate can not be overvalued. During this year we had
our first representative in the local oratorical contest, and we were not ashamed of
his effort, either. Our class now numbered fifty, probably the largest Freshman
class that ever entered the U. of O.
The class of 1903 has produced some of the best men in studies, athletics
and other college pastimes, to say nothing of - student enterprises. Out of the
twenty-one men composing the track team of 1900, fourteen were Freshmen. We
were as well represented in the Glee Clubs of 1899 and 1900, for in the boys club
seven were Freshrrlen, and in the girls five were Freshmen. Football had her
share, for seven out of the fourteen first team men and subs. were Freshmen.
This year we were represented in the student enterprises in a very creditable
manner. Men from the Sophomore class were found upon the newspapers, and
upon the football, baseball and track teams. The glee clubs are again represented
in 03 men, and the spring track team will not be neglected by them. i
In the years to come more will be heard from our class. Men who have left
it are already being heard from. One member is now a member of the class of .
1902 at Annapolis Naval Academy. And another member is preparing to enter
West Point next fall. ,
Keep your eyes on 1903 and you shall not be disappointed.
Gerry! Gazip! Gazoo! Gazee!
Oregon lVarsity; naughty-three!
Sresbman 304 .
Hear us roar!
u Thatis us," the illustrious Freshmen of the University. All hail to the '04
class, the class of crimson and white, the class of prodigies, diplomats, strategists
and philosophers; the class that is an illustrious credit to the Varsity, especially in
Pancoast; the class which wrapped itself in the swaddling clothes of constitution
and by-laws November 8th; the class that, after passing through the vicissitudes
of Caesar, C'iCero and Virgil, being swept by the waves of Trig, Lit. and English,
dashed upon the reefs of Physics and Chemistry, may next year bask on the sgnny
banks of Sophomore Rhetoric.
With; Miss Louise Jones as temporary chairman, the class came into legal exa
istence on- the above date and elected the following officers: President, C. A'.
Payne;-:Vice President, Louise Jones; Secretary, Mabel Jones; Assistant Secre-
tary, C. E. Poley; Treasurer, D. Knox; Editor, 0. B. Tout. .
Early in the football season, the, possibility of a team was recognized, but it
took the Challenge from the Portland Academy to make the team a fact. Our
team worked consistently. When, on the 23rd of November, the P. A. boys lined
up against us, it wasvevident the rooters for "Rahaski" had ground for hopes; but
when the final score looked like 33-9 in our favor,- the reputation of the Fresh-
men was thoroughly established. In the evening the class attempted something
never before done by the baby classva reception to the football teams. In every
way, this was a success. The girls of the class demonstrated their powers of enter-
taining in a way pleasant to all. The Portland boys returned with the small end of
the score, but with pleasant remembrances of the U. 0. Freshmen. Our team was
composed of W. G. Hughes, center; Sparks and Penland, guards; Hutchinson and i
Frank Templeton, tackles; Mason, Mendenhall and Klum, ends; Rose, quarter;
Hill, joe Templeton and Murphy, half backs; Hale, full back; j. H. Raulstone, maria
ager; Edwards, coach.
0. B. Tout was elected to represent the Class in the local oratorical contest.
His oration reflected honor on his class. No one expects anything of importance
from the Freshman orator, and when he fails, ttI-lels only a Freshmanll is the ver-
dict. But if by hard work he wins marks that raise him above the foot of the list,
it is,a victory for the Freshmen. Such was our Victory.
The class in Freshman Mathematics has been very fortunate this year. In
addition to Trigonometry and Plane Analytics, it has had the extreme pleasure of
taking Spherical Trig. and Solid Analytics, as well as the beautiful theory of second
In addition to these importantfacts, we might state that a Freshman tennis club
has been in active operation for some time; that we had six men on the Varsity
football team last year; that we could probably win any inter-class field day in the
,Varsity; that a HFreshman evening" is being planned, and that means the "even-
ing" will be a success.
The class, we may continue to brag, has, all things considered, including verd- ,
ure, enthusiasm, patriotism and general spring-time appearance, left a high plane
for coming infant classes to tread upon.
We sincerely wish for three more happy years of intimacy with grand old U. 0.
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xBLANCHE M. TAYLOR7 '98
What weight to bear-4he mighty thought
That every little deed of mine
Must last and live forever!
That every life which touches mine
Must. bear away some impress small
Of great or weak endeavor.
"Environmenf' is others lives.
Heredity" will forge my deeds
In chains I can not sever.
jCNATHAN JACKSON POILL
What is this? This is a picture of a man. Whatis the mains name? Jack
Poill. What does he do? Oh, he builds fires to keep the professors warm and he
mows grass and. does lots of useful things. Has he any diplomas or degrees? No,
but he has good sense, which is better. Could he teach in the University? About
as well as the teachers could do his work. Is he a good man? Yes, he is a good-
man. He never gets mad at nothing, he knows a joke when he sees it, and he
does not think that janitor work is the only thing in the University. Then he is
quite exceptional, is he not? Oh, yes, indeed.
A. L. M.
Eternity. It was a word in sermons,
A sound that had no sense, a dim conception
All hid by smaller thoughts. I'stood on a peak
Of bare, gray rock, above the valley World,
And across the airts dim blue the snow-Clad heights
Of Hood, of Washington and Jefferson
Stood on the right, and on the left the Sisters,
Half veiled in Cloud. And far below, great mountains,
Whose rough sides gaped with savage, sudden canyons,.
Their summits jagged with rocks. And nearer still
Long slopes of fir with grassy, emerald patches;
And level floors of valley sunk in hills;
And in a gorge a foaming cataract, , '
Pure white against the green and brown and blue.
Like mighty waves the ranges stood with dark
Cloud shadows shifting oler their sun-lit crests.
The fog came rolling black in the far southwest,
And the wind cut wisps from the hurrying clouds and drove
Them flying oler the land, and the great, gray fog
Ate up the sunshinels gold and the fair, blue sky;
'And all the scene was gone save the white cascade
Still gleaming through a window in the mist;
Andthen it too was gone. The whole vast land
Was nothing; naught remained of all the world
But the fog and the rock on which I stood. It was
Without beginning, without end, eternal,
A grey immensity above, below,
It weighed me down with fear. I felt it then,
Eternity, the awfulness of God.
" ubwmmagq.a A ?..siw Wag-tshl. HQW. -
QDutsibe of the tildes Room
The fall term had just opened at the University. john Barber was lounging,
one afternoon, in his room on the north end of the Dormitory; when the rattle of a
wagon below and the sound of strange voices brought him to the window. He rec-
ognized Stanton, a new student, carrying his baggage to room, forty-nine, south end.
As he stood watching the proceedings below, his white orbs glittered in wicked
contemplation. As soon as the expressman had driven off he left his room, and,
in a moment more, his eyes watery with tears of joy, rushed down to the second
floor, where he came upon Scott and Whittlesey and told them his scheme.
H We must look over the ground right awayXi he said excitedly. H Yould bet-
ter issue the invitation, Whit." o
H All right," and Whittlesey shuffled merrily down stairs and knocked at forty-
As Stanton openedthe door andiasked him in, he recognized two other new
students, Hooker and Blythe, in the room. H No, thanks. Can,t stay but a mo-
ment," all this with an honest expression lighting his cat-like eyes. H Dont you
boys want to go out watermelon swipin' tonight? l'
H Whols going? " asked Hooker.
H Just Scott, Barber and I, but we'd like to have you boys go too if youlve
H I'll go? assented Hooker.
H So will I," rejoined Blythe, and thus far Whittlesey's work was well done.
He soon joined Scott and Barber, and as the three strolled unconcernedly
across the campus the conversation in forty-ninel continued.
H Boys, those fellows are mighty kind to ask us in preference to older students.
I appreciate that? l
H Yes, I didn't expect to fall in with such fine fellows so soon. I suppose they
belong to the Y. M. C. A. You dont suppose they'd play a trick on us do you? "
H Oh, no, I know Barber wouldn't put up a job on a new fellow. He was tell-
ing me today how shabbily the boys treated him when he entered. They're straight
fellows, Ill bet. Better go, Stanton, argued Hooker.
t1 All right, I 11 go, but I never stole any melons at home, and if myJ
tt Oh, watermelon stealing is no crime. Every man will tell you that."
11 All right, I'll go. Whittlesey will come for us, he said."
The plotting three had chosen their ground for action and had returned to the
dining hall by lunch time. Barber was to cross the mill race early, and, with his
implements for accomplishing the desired end, hide himself ,in the brush.
The trio plotted against were given the same table at lunch time, and if in the
mind of one a doubtful thought harbored, it was quickly dispelled by the benevolent
smiles of Scott, Barber and Whittlesey, as they walked into the dining room and
seated themselves at the same table.
About dusk the lanky and many jointed form of Barber stole along the board
fence that led back of the gymnasium toward the mill race. In one hand he car-
ried an old muzzle loading shot gun. Before lunch time he had loaded it with a
lot of powder and a little fine shot. In less than half a mile's walk he came to a
secret crossing place, and proceeding into a cornfield, which had been chosen that
afternoon for the, basis of operations, he walked along between the corn hills when
a husky form suddenly appeared before him, and in a heavy brogue thUS accosted
11 Hello! Ye lookin' fer ducks? l'
A rapid change of temperature took place in the vicinity of john's back bone,
but his head did not desert him. " Say call it lookin' for ducks if you want to,
but--llll give you the straight of it. were going to give some of the new fellows
a little experience without extra, charge, and we want to use your pumpkin patch
for it. iln a few minutes five fellows will cross the race in a boat, three of 'em are
victims. Now if you want to see some fun, hide with me in the brush and when
they are lookinl for melons, l'll shoot this gun."
"All roight, and I'll yill me ownself; they won't know me voice," chuckled the
stranger, enjoying the prospective treat.
- t1 When we get them into that place surrounded by bushesahark! here they
come now, and down both dropped as the expeoted five came sneaking along
through the corn. . 1 .
" Scott, why didnt Barber. come? I, inquired Hooker.
" He expected to; I dont know what is the matter. Now donlt whisper any
more; we must be careful now. I Whittlesey, don't step on those corn stalks. Now
not a breath till we cross through the barbed wire fence doWn there."
Never did five young men make less noise. As Stanton got through the fence
last he caught barbs in two places on his trousers, which caused, at the same time,
a suspension of operations and of the individual; but his comrades released him
without any more serious result. '
Scott, who was ahead, threw up one finger and whispered, " Now, boys, here
is the only opening. Get through here and well be in the melon patch, then lets
scatter out a little, get a melon apiece and go back to the boat. Now come on;
be very quiet."
One by one they crawled through the opening in the brush. Blythe caught
himself a time or two, but Whittlesey, who followed clOse behind, unattached him,
and five dark forms of various heights and thicknesses were soon straying noise-
lessly about in search of the prized melons.
" Here, I've found a beaut., boys," Hooker called out in an undertone as he
lovingly bent over a big, round, dark object, " Oh, this is a-"
That sentence was never completed. An awful yell, an it awfuller " sentence,
" you what doini in my melon patch? " followed by the
boom of a shot gun and two cracks of a pistol which the stranger brought forth, and
five forms cut for five points in the brush, .
" I'm hit! lim shot! Oh, ltm killed, boys! " roared out Whittlesey as he
struck for an opening, closely followed by Scott. This pen does not dare attempt
to describe the terror of the three students as they literally tore and pawed for an
opening through the underbrush.,
With a hasty it Good bye, thank ye," Barber ran and unloosed the boat and in
a few seconds was joined by Scott and Whittlesey. They rowed to the other side
of the race, tied the boat and went to the Dorm. to spread the glad tidings.
The hour was 10:00 olclock. At the head of the stairs near room forty-nine
about a score of fellows, some-in day some in night clothes, were gathered expectante
ly awaiting fuller developments. tt They ought to be in pretty soon, boys. Now
don't one of you smile, but listen to their stories, and then laugh. Barber, Scott
and I will hide, and you fellows talk about something else. Come, boys, lets go
up on third floor."
Half way up the stairs their listening ears caught a noise. Heavy, quick steps,
mingled with groaning sounds, were heard on the outside. In a second the door
flew open and ashenefaced Stanton, dripping from head to foot, was too rich a sight
to keep the laughter of the boys subdued. '
ttOh, boys, don't laugh," he gasped, ttWhittlesey is killed! Iran over his
dead body in the brush, and, ugh! Maybe llm the only sur-Viv-or."
Ever serious Beattie asked, ttWhat do you mean, Stanton? Sit down and
explain yourself, boy?
H Oh! I cant sit down, but we went over, we went oven-oh
it Yes, Stanton, you went over; go on."
't To get a few melons, and two big men came out and shot Whittlesey dead,
and fired a lot more shots at usa-Ohlaand I got through the brush as best I could,
one man right onto my heels with a gun and knife:ugh!;1 looked around just
once and tgaspingy ran off a high bank into the race; but never mind me, boys.
Some of you search for the other fellows and get Whittlesey. He was such a fine
fellow," and as he stood gasping, mouth open, the water gathering in pools about
his generous feet, Whittlesey stepped down from the stairs and walked toward him.
That start! Those eyes! That mouth! I wont attempt it.
it Brace up, Stanton, and enjoy the joke with the rest of us."
That mingled expression of disgusted relief is well preserved in my memory,
but I am sorry I can not portray it for you. However, Stanton cooled down liter-
ally enough. He went in fortyanine in different spirits than he had left it. What-
ever confidence he may have once had in humanity was now shaken to the very
foundation as he coldly listened to the laughter of the boys in the hall.
Soon slow, heavy footsteps were heard to approach the hall door, and after a
turn or two of the knob the smiling countenance of Hooker greeted the now thirty
or forty faithful ones who had gathered to await his coming. He carried in his
arms the prize to which he had invited the boys attention an hour before. A flash
of conquerors pride beamed from his face, red with perspiration. A yell shook
the very walls of the it Old Dorm." Hooker did not understand how the sight of a
fine melon could produce that effect. He glanced one way and another and then
down at his forty pound pumpkin. He backed out the door and as soon as possible
shut himself in his room.
By 10:45 oIclock most of the boys had retired. Two or three groups remained
at the head of the stairs anxiously awaiting Blythets return. No sound disturbed
the expectant ears. The old dining-room clock struck eleven.
H What has become of the last of the tragic trio, do you s'pose? " asked
it Weid better look for him if he dont come soon," said Barber.
As the half hour struck, Barber, Whittlesey and Scott struck for the miII-race.
a I'm afraid Blythe has fallen into the race," ventured Scott.
N Fellows do that sometimes," Whittlesey consolingly drawled out.
it Boys, let's look along the race first; if anything has happened we must hurry.
Whit, call out a couple of times; I havent the voice."
H Whoop-ee! " No answer.
11 Hello! it Same response.
it This is awful, boys, look on the bottom and every place," Barber cautioned.
Blythe had in some manner wiggled through the underbrush into the corn field
and had run into the mill- race, which was a little more than waist deep at the
edge. He dared go no farther, for he could not swim. He tried again and again,
but he could find no fording p1 ace. About three quarters of a mile up stream he .
fell over some loose boards. The jolt brought him to his senses just long enough
to give him an idea. With trembling frame he began the construction of a raft.
He regretted the absence of a compass, but believed he could reach the golden
shore anyway if he could complete the craft. Many weary minutes had hetoiled
when his quick ear caught Whittleseyts awful call. Here he was, a lone man in a
jungle, surrounded by wild animals. An ear-splitting howl sounded directly across
the stream, and as the terrified Blythe unconsciously answered it, the three search-
ers caught sight of the drowned man working on a raft.
They helped him to cross, and all four walked back to the Dorm, Blythe ex-
cited over the narrow escape, but the others not so deeply concerned.
Layiny on my back
Upon the hill,
Sun a shininm out,
My! ainyt it still!
My kite,s up i-nfthe air,
String tied to my toe,
Keep my foot 3 waviny
Nuff to hold it, so,
ON THE RACE
QDn pleasure Bent
Boats, bicycles andebooks. Books all winter, and then when the came
pus first begins to cover itself with a golden sheet of buttercups, what a charming
mixture of other things! '
In very early spring the roads may refuse to lend themselves smoothly to the
first ventu'resome bicycles, but the dear old mill race, winter and summer, winds
its narrow length from above judkinsl heavily wooded point, through tiny fields and
fruit gardens, past the University, and half through the town, to where the roar of
the falls is mingled with the buzz and hum of machinery.
Soon the first leaves of. the alders begin to shimmer between the sun and the
water. The boats put in an appearance, and from that time on till the last black-
berries are stolen from overhanging Vines, they are a steady source of pleasure.
Many evenings, just before sun down, a merry boat load of students, well lad-
en with baskets and parcels, and the inevitable coffee pot, starts up the race for a
picnic supper. V
In the evening is when the race is most beautiful. The soft rustle of the cat-
tails, the splash of fish or muskrat, sharp against the half heard roar of the river,
the long, dark shadows, and the blackbirds. Ah, those blackbirds! Is there any-
where in all the world such other gladsome, thrilling notes as they send forth to
mingle in the sweetness of the summer evenings?
A half hour of steady pulling brings the frolicers to the head of the race.
There they get out on the narrow strip of land that separates the race and river.
The boys build fires and boil coffee while the girls broil the beef steak, spitted on
willow sticks. Supper out of the way, they throw cushions in a half circle by the
edge of the willows, and as the fire dies down they watch the stars Come out and
listen to the river. There are songs and jokes and tinkling mandolins The moon
comes up from beyond judkins fir clad point and throws its blackness in sharp re-
lief against the sky. Beyond its dense shadow on the water, the whole broad river
reflects the moon rays in every tiny wave. On the farther side the firs rise, grim
and sentinel like, above the dimmer alders and willows. Every voice becomes si-
. lent, and if this be a crowd of seniors they do some thinking that causes them to
move closer and sigh softly at the thought of losing all this glad companionship of
the beautiful college world.
Some one throws logs on the fire and it flares high. In its light they tell a
shivery ghost tale and then get back into the boat to drift home by moonlight and
fill the air with college songs and yells.
As summer comes on the roads grow smooth and hard. The bicyclists come
forth singly, in twos or in crowds. They may go only far enough to pass a lazy af-
ternoon on the bank of the river, letting the blue of the sky, the sun glint of the
waters, and the killdeerls plaintive cry sink into the soul, or they may come back
with heavy baskets of grapes or loads of flowers. There are wonderful Vineyards
and orchards-and carnation gardens past which these bicycle roads do run.
Fish lines, guns, cameras and tennis nets all play their part in U. of 0. college
life. In their own season are tally-ho rides and long mountain tramps.
The mountains are, after all, the chief source of joy. It is their snows and
springs that feed the river. They are the destination of most of the walks and
rides. They lift their purple heads on every side of our Alma Mater, and whether
they are decked in springls tender greenery, flaming with autumnlsicolors, or hung
with winter mists, they are ever beautiful and grand; ever giving comfort to sick
souls and inspiration to' strong ones.
q. a . E1? d,lnh4n.nu,f.trlnlahlbnrtugn.gn . K. .1 ,
Member at Large.
CONDON C. MCCORNACK,
j. ARTHUR GAMBER,
CHARLES E. WAGNER,
As a rule, college folks keenly appreciate the reactions of conversae
O tional intercourse upon the consciousness of kind, 1. 6., they like to talke
0 even the girlseeand while the class roomi gives this predilection some
scope, the professors continually insist on cutting in, often with disastrous
-- effect. College oratory and debate were doubtless turned on to satisfy
this thirst for free speech, and, succeeding, have taken firm root in student life.
Formal prize-winning oratory crept in here in 1890, when the Failing and
Beekman prizes were instituted and were awarded respectively to Edward H. Mc-
Alister, now our professor of applied mathematics, and Miss Agnes M. Green, who
has since changed her name. These benefactions have continued to sow
envy, happiness and all uncharities among the departing classes, to the
pleasuring of a few and the general diminution of college patriotism and
fraternity. On the other hand, considerable hard work hgs been done and
some dozens of set subjects have been written out. and formally recited in
ways more or less original and worthy. Assuming a present need for set speech
on assigned topics, these annual prizes have been of much value; in any case the
generosity and educational interest of their founders are a good bit above par.
Intercollegiate oratory, for which there is more excuse as affording B .
a profitable comparison of ideals in loquacity, a measuring of garrulous "
strength, and a certain sort of advertising to the Victor, came in with the
formation of the state association, which held its first contest at Willam-
. ette University in '93. Our representative was Charles E.
Henderson, 93, who acquitted himself with much credit and scored a
fT close second place, as two more of our speakers have done since.
T Three of our orators have taken the medal, and every one of them has
fought a clean and skillful fight. Our record in this matter is .
something which we may very justly be proud of. We should be prouder
yet of the fact that our orators have put their trust in sincerity, originality
and hard work, rather than in any ear-splitting, imitative appeal to the
. a old dogmas and shibboleths. If there is any virtue or praise in
" collegiate oratory, we will get it only by faithful adherence to such stand-
College debating is a more modern development and a more prac-
tical preparation for the duties of citizenship, legislation, or poli-
tics, than the cut-and-dried processes of oratory. Our literary societies 0?
have carried. on this work since the foundation of the University, but inter-
collegiate competition in it is of quite recent date. In May, '95, a trio of
Laurean debaters, led by "Monk" Eastland, ex-i96, defeated three repre-
. sentatives from the Philodosian Society of 'Willamette University in a
t . hotly contested argument over the popular election of United States sena-
tors-a question then regarded as having two sides. The Salemites were
led by C. j. Atwood, '94, winner of the state oratorical contest. Matters
then languished sadly for three years, until the organization of the state
league, which has recently been resolved, by a process of natural selec- Q
tion, into a dual affair between Pacific and Willamette Universities. A
The work of our debaters has been guided mainly by a desire to a T
get out the fundamental arguments bearing on the question at issue
and to present them in logical, consistent order. Their work has con-
'. sequently been somewhat lacking in smoothness, polish and the other arti-
' fices of debate necessary to perfect effectiveness.
. These forensic contests have been of great value as giving'experience
in persuasive work under the fire of keen competition. The dangers are
that they may petrify into recitative exhibitions or degenerate into trials
of chicanery where success is directly dependent on maneuvering for the judges.
In the fall of 1876, when the University of Oregon was still making a begin-
ning, the girls of the college met and organized a " Ladies' Literary Society," and
called-it the u Eutaxian." But few changes have been made in the constitution
then adopted. The meetings are held on Friday. afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, and the
order of business and program are about the same, but their rhetoricals and de-
bates were evidently more elaborate than those now given. On one afternoon were
giventhree readings, a recitation, and two essays; and there were usually ten or
twelve debaters. Perhaps, however, they were not always able to carry out their
plans, for as far back as '77 the minutes occasionally have such remarks as ii the
others appointed havingfailed to do their duty," or iithe majority of the debaters
being absent." V
During the whole of their existence much of the work of the Eutaxians has
been done in conjunction with the other literary societies, In january, 1877, they
first began to plan for a Laurean-Eutaxian hall, and this they obtained by the next t
September. At first they used a room on the top floor of Deady Hall, then de-
scended to the basement, and now have a pleasant room on the first floor. The
Laureans and Eutaxians also purchased a library, which is now in with the general
library of the University.
The Reflector, which afterward became the Monthly and the Weekly, was
first started and managed by the literary societies. '
One of the chief benefits of the Eutaxian society is the parliamentary drill.
Strict attention is paid to parliamentary law in transacting any businessyand special
attention is called to it in parliamentary discussions, which are as pleasant as they
Perhaps the most delightful meeting of the year was the one at which Dr.
Schmidt gave a lecture to the Eutaxians and their friends on the Passion Play.
His descriptions were so clear and his power of imparting the feeling of the play
was so great that his hearers have a Vivid conception of Oberammergan and the
people that make it famous. . '
The society has done more than is required by its constitution and by-laws.
Early in the year it, with the other literary societies, gave a reception to new stu-
dents. Later on all the members were given an afternoon reception, and in Janu-
ary an evening party was held. This was to celebrate a very important event.
Early in the fall the society divided itself into two factions, hoping that the rivalry
between them would add to the interest and membership of the Eutaxians. The
plan was entirely successful, and at the close of the period of division 2 party was
given in Deady Hall, to which each member invited a gentleman. All who attend-
ed had a delightful evening.
The benefit which comes from active membership in the Eutaxian is some-
thing of which the alumnae speak with enthusiasm. Aside from the information
she gains, a girl gets a certain poise and confidence that she can get from no other
part of the college life.
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The history of the Laurean Society begins with the history of the University.
A quarter of a Century has passed since, on the evening of October 27, 1876, E. E.
Burke and nineteen other students met and founded the Laurean Society.
In 1877, the Laureans, in conjunction with the Eutaxians, organized the
u Laurean and Eutaxian Corporation," with .a state charter, having for its object
the furtherance of the literary interests of the societies and the University. The
library of the corporation comprises about seven hundred volumes, now placed in
the general library of the University.
The first publication of the corporation was an address, 9 Hints to University
Students," by Senator J. H. Mitchell, delivered at commencement, 1887. This ad-
dress was printed in pamphlet form and distributed among students and friends.
March, 1891, marks the appearance of the t' Reflector," published by the cor-
poration. This, the first paper of the University, was a lively, literary monthly,
which came to live about three and one-half years.
In February, 1900, the Laureans, together with the Eutaxians and Philolo-
gians, established the " Oregon Weekly." I
Since 1876, over five hundred men have become members of the Laurean
Society. One hundred thirty-five of these have graduated from the University. A
long list has become distinguished in oratory, in which may be found the names of
McAlister, '90, Glen, '94, Dunn,,'92, Martin, '93, Templeton, '96, Angell, '00,
and many others. '
The one hundred thirty-five graduates have entered a dozen or more different
occupations. Thirty- two per cent. have chosen law. Among the most successful
lawyers are found judges Bean, '78, Frazier, '82, Potter, '87. Harris, '93, Wood-
cock, '83 Veazie Bros., McClure Bros., Noland, '82, Mount, '83, Boise, '80,
Beekman, '84 are prominent practitioners. Eight per cent. are physicians of note.
There is Geary, '80, and Sharples, 84, widely known in Portland and Seattle re-
spectively. The ministry claims eight per cent, and proudly, too. Look at Her-
bert Johnson, '87, Frank Matthews, 95, Hill, ,79, Hopkins, ,93, Taylor, '84, Mul-
ligan, ,85, Templeton, 96. Eight of the number are newspaper men; six, clerks;
two, canvassers; four, civil engineers; two, bankers. Seven of the number have
become professors, three of whom are now in our own institution; one other was
with us, but he now rests from his labors fort which earth had a reward not rich
The society meets at 7:30 o'clock each Friday evening of the school year in
Laurean-Etffaxian hall. The exercises are calling to order, roll-call, routine busi-
ness, recess, extemporaneous speech, prepared address, and debate.
Colleges generally seem to require other vents for student energy and eloquence
besides those afforded by the curriculum, and this need has resulted in'the forma-
tion of all sorts of debating clubs, societies, forums, senates and congresses. For
seventeen years the Laurean society tdescribed elsewherey was the only such in-
stitution at the U. of 0. Along in the early spring of 93 some. twenty odd mem-
bers drew out after a particularly acrimonious row, the occasiOn and details of
which vary with the identity of 'your informant. The centrifugal tendency of'youth
is as good an explanation as any. These revolters started a new coterie, and oalled
it the Philologian, meaning by it that they loved wisdom tor wordsy rather than
rows. i '
This split-off, with its attendant circumstances, made much ill-feeling and
brought about a fierce and not always wise or worthy rivalry between the societies.
Such acidity was necessarily of short duration, as intercollegiate contests soon
proved the need of college unity by exposing the weakness of foot-ball or other '
teams selected on so artificial a basis. The societies haVe since Settled down to a
saner contest in matters more germane to literary society endeavor. The. result-
ant desire to excel in debate, extempore speaking, knowledge of parliamentary law,
has been of great value. Our representatives in the intercollegiate meetings have
generally been able to do their share of, the work in quite creditable-fashion.
The program and aims of the Philologian do not differ materially from those
of other societies here and elsewhere. The routine work includes extempore and
prepared speaking, recitations, debate and the usual parliamentary "business'i that-
informs the members in"legislative methods. This last work is further carried on
in mook-trials of uncertain judiciousness and in occasional imitation senates, where
public measures are discussed and voted upon. The aim is to give the underclass-
men ability in telling their minds clearly and briefly and a working knowledge of
how the business of any orderly meeting is to be transacted. The society is intend-
ed to be a training school for orators, debaters and the right sort of politicians.
With this origin and these aims the Philologian society has become a definite
part of the University. Its partisans are a representative body of students com-
prising all varieties of ability, size and vocal power. They are members of all the
Classes and participants in all the numerous college activities. The society train-
ing in free speech has been vindicated by their presence tsuccessful and otherwisey
in many debating and oratorical contests.
The graduate members have generally been of some use in the world. They
are all at work, save some who have taken up teaching. The others comprise all
sorts and conditions of men, from lawyers to Y. M. C. A. workers. Several of
them are laying the foundations of future greatness in medicine. All who have re-
turned since graduation have been singularly unanimous in extolling the value of
their work in the literary societies during their college days. It is reasonable to
suppose that some of them got the practice there which makes them convincing
before a jury or persuasive on the platform, and, much more, the inspiration which
makes them active citizens interested in all matters of public concern and well-read
in the larger questions of the day. ' '
It may be said in conclusion that the Philologiani Literary Society holds an
assured and honorable. position in our University life. The wisdom of its inception
has been proved by the increased interest since maintained in these lines of en-
deavor. The worth of its work is abundantly testified by the local and intercolle-
giate successes of its members as well assby the experience of the graduates who
have left it. Such training in speaking and politics is of immense value in the
equipment of scholars for citizenship. Our students owe it to themselves to see
that these opportunities are improved to the utmost. I V
Che Hrtiversitg papers
just as the communities of the active world demand their daily papers and
Kai: magazines, the colleges, they themselves being an active community in miniature,
have come to demand that the activities Of student life shall be exploited through the
1 ' , Q1 medium of the college daily or weekly.
Ma; " At the University of Oregon we have the Oregon Weekly to meet our needs
him? in the matter of a news exchange, while the Monthly presents to the world with
M3 0 more labored exactness our happenings and traditions as they find expression in the
b . college short story, poem, storiette, and contributions from students, alumni and
members of the faculty on matters of scientific concern or otherwise.
"9T 3 Our college publications have grown with the University. Previous to, the es-
mt $4 1 tabiishment of the Monthly, in the days before the Philologians and before the or-
m m 1 ganization of the Associated Students, the Laurean and Eutaxian 'literary societies
W11, . published the Reflector. Its first issue appeared in March, 1891, and its staff was
as follows: A. E. Reams, editor-in-chief; E. H. Lauer, b11siness manager; Chas.
WTW, T. McDaniel, corresponding editor; K. K. Kubli, Laurean editor; j. C. Veazie,
' . $1 senior editor; J. E. Bronough, junior editor; C. Grace Matthews, sophomore edi-
. ?T' tor. After some years, however, for some reason the Reflector was discontinued.
W The last number bears the date March,1893
In March, 1897, the first issue of the University of Oregon Monthly appeared,
with the following editorial and business staff: D. V. Kuykendall, editor- in- chief; .
Kate Kelly and M. H. Day, associate editors; L. R. Alderman and R. S. Bryson,
The Monthly continued to meet the needs of the University until early in 1900,
when the more enterprising students realize d that the rapidly growing interests of
the institution demanded more than a monthly magazine and started the Oregon
Weekly, under the combined management of the Laurean, Philologian and Eutax-
ian Societies,Vol.1,No.1,appearing on FebLuary 12, 1900. The staff of the
Weekly consisted of C. N. McArthur, 101, editor-in-chief; E. N. Blythe, '02, and
Grace 1. Wold, 101, associate editors; L. E. Hooker, '03, business manager, with
C. E. Sanders, '02, and Susie Bannard, '01, as"assistants.
Today the two college papers are under the management of the Associated
1 THE OREGON WEEKLY
019' 01R EGON ,
EUGENE, MONDAY, JUNE 4, 1000.
HTUHS OF THE NORTHWEST.
Th e J'Varsit y A gain Defeats the Int'er-r
Collegiate A agregation at
siate Field , Day. - '
rm: REGORDS BROKEN.
SALEM, Oregon, jnne 2. -'llhe Univer-
sity of Oregon won. the track meet at the
fair grounds this afternoon, and by estab-
lishing their superiority within the
borders of the state, they prove their
right to be recognized as Northwest
champions for the year 1900 The men
from Eugene had already met and de-
feated the University of Washington
champions- champions of XVashingtlon
and Idaho, and today's victory plac'es
them'attthe very top round ofthe athlet-
lc ladder. Thc- lvarsity lads won five
hrsts. six seconds anrl four thir'ds-a to-.
'cst hop es.
unsatisfactory event. Heater won with n
leap of 20 feet flour inches, Lewis :Ultl
Knox receiving"'the other places. AT
number of the contestants had recrmh: of
about 21 feet, but were unable to do :my-
thing in'today's contest.
The hundred yard dash was a pretty
race. 'The ten eostentunts took an even-
start, but Bishop leatl OfT followed 'close-
1y by Lewis, both of whom crossed the
tape well in advance of Colvig, the man
in whom O. A; C. had placed her stmnv-
The time was 10 2-5-
Sanders, tW. Cil took first place in the
the lnmtlrul yzml post zlml kept his
pnqtinn clear to the finish. Colvi;r mm
:1 fair second and Bloch naked in a tlxinl.
Time 22. 5.
mile bicycle ghee was a tlis-
men were out t . win and win they tlltl,
muvll to the disgust of all fair-
1L:U;Tlt xrhostlr the event. The Salem.
aggregation sneeeetled in spilling :1 num-
lu-r of the other wheelmen, including
two I'. 0. men and so cleverly joekeyetl
the others that no others stood any
chance of 'winhing oht against Will-
amette. A number of protests were-.en-
teretl, but according to the rules,"'they'
eonlrl not he sustained. The order of
flnish was Shaw tU. OJ Kruise, to. A .
CA and Reatty, UV. UJ The time was
given out as 5.40
Bnekinghamwon the high jump, by
going 5 feet 8 inches, Knox was the .see-T
mm with 21- jump of 5 feet 7 inehee"
uml mrmmgh third with 5 feet 6
In the I20 yard hurdle, Heater haul
thingx'nll his own way and clipped a
hfth ofu Second from Kuykendall'Sn recv
0rd. Palmer took second place and
. 170 um GAP PF
lmlllll't' m: the eumlma. in order that they
might eel-ante their Victory.
kilnl soul NIlCHl-itftl Ulll. Wednesday night
:rml set lire tn the rubbish? It saved the
lmys the trouble of lltlllllllg the stuft
The executive committee met in the
purlurs of the- tl'illmnette Ilotel Friday
0. entered a protest
against Ruben Sanders The ease W85 :1
clear one. An affidavit from WillmnetttPs
manager in '98 was prejudiced 21ml itwnj
plainly shown that Sanders Wth' hired tq.
atteml tV. U. during.v that your. 0. A' C:
P. t'. n'ml W. U. voted to retain the pro
tested athlete. L'. 0. and 0. S. N. S. vot-
ing to remove him: There seemed 0 he
a com ination, whose express purpose
was to Wlown Eugene." It is :m undts-
putetl fact that Sanders is at professional,
but 0. A. P: saw that it would be to U.
uttermmm . L'.
0'sdisadvantageif he were allowed to
compete. Therefore her vote, 0. A. C.
has been howling around for a couple lof-
years for Gleam athleties, but her vote on
tl1i5t1tle$tioxj shows the motives whieth
impelledthe' persons who represented
Cilllvlg and McLeod are expensi-76
luxuries. Lttltl Bishop is a running mint.
The fxct is now thorouelv established
QDregwn weehlg Staff
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L . EDWARD BLYTHE CLYDE PAYNE J
, SUSIE BANNARD 'i
' . . ' CONDON M'CORNACK CLIFTON M'ARTHUR 3;;
i . Editor, C. N. McArthur. Assistants, Susie Bannard, E. N. Blythe. 3,211
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. Busmess Manager, Condon McCornack. ASSIStant, C. A. Payne. 3'
WALTER LINCOLN WHITTLESEY
WILLIAM HOLT JOHNSON,
GEORGE OLIVER GOODALL
EDWARD NATION BLYTHE
CONDON ROY BEAN, 03
The Glee Club was organized in the autumn of ' 1898 and of its seven chare
ter members three remain with the organization.
Under student management the club has made two very successful concert
tours. During the Christmas vacation of 1899 the club gave concerts in the
larger cities of Eastern Oregon and Washington, concluding its tour at Portland.
The vacation of 1900 found the club singing to appreciative audiences in Southern
Each year at Thanksgiving time the club gives its annual concert in Villard
Under the direction of Prof. Glen the club has attained a high degree of pro-
ficiency and has won the applause and support not only of the University, but also
of the state.
membas of the 511119
. Vice President, -
Secretary-Treasurer, ' -
- First Tenor.
S. A. Pennick,
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T. L; Williams,
K. ,C. Miller.
, J. B. Winstahley, '
R. R. Robley,
L. J. Straight.
- J. A. Gamber.
K. C. Miller.
H. B. Densmore.
Prof. Irving M. Glen
R. R. Robley.
Arthur Louis Frazier.
Allen H. Eaton.
J. A. Gamber,
E. S. 'Van' Dyke,
F. A. Strange,
Rea Norris, .
H. B. Densmore
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The Treble Clef, or girls, glee club, was organized the fall of tOO with a mem- '
bership of sixteen, there being four voices on each part. The club is under the
direction of HMr. Nash and Miss Hansen of the musical department. Regular
practices aire held once a week and a colncert is given by the girls each year just
before the Christmas holidays. The management of these concerts has been in
the hands of the track-team; A certain per cent. of the profits goes for its ben-
efit. The concerts are anticipated with much pleasure each year and have been
President, - Susie Bannard, '01.
Vice President, - ' Lula Craig, 003.
Secretary and Treasurer, . . Grace Wold, 001.
Mr. W. G. Nash,
Di ecto , r- 9 jt
r Y5 Miss Rita Hansen.
First Sopranos. ' Second Sopranos.
Grace Wold, 001, Susie Bannard, 001,
Lu. Renshaw, P. G., Louise Jones, '04,
Mabel Williams, Neva Perkins, '04,
Bertha Templeton, 004. Harriet Warfield, 001.
First Altos. ' Second Altos.
Miss Hansen, Adele PickelHOl.
Lula Craig, '03, ' Minnie Thompson, ,04,
Corinne Cameron, '04, Elma Hendricks, 003.
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Praeses, - - - ' - - - -L Susie Bannard.
Propraeside, e - - - - Cole E. Stanton.
. Sriba, - - - - - e Leila Straub.
Quaestor, - - e , - Grace Wold.
Nuntius, - - - , - . - Walter L. Whittlesey.
As may be inferred from its name, the object of the Societas Quirinalis is to
increase interest in the study of the Greek and Latin classics, and to give those
already interested an opportunity to carry on work in lines forbidden by the limited
time in the class room. Only those are eligible who have done a certain amount
of work in both Greek and Latin.
The Societas was organized October 28, 1898, by Professor Straub and Pro-
tfessor Dunn. At the meetings, which are held the first Tuesday of each month,
papers on subjects of interest to the members are read and discussed, dhd occa-
sionally a lecture is given.
Grace Ivorda Wold,
Cole E. Stanton,
A. F. Hemenway, -
Edward S. Van Dyke,
Walter L. Whittlesey,
Esther E. Johnson,
H. B. Densmore,
O. F. Ford, -
Alice McKinlay, -
Sadie Atwood, -
Seminarg 'of' political Science anb
Although the Seminary of Political Science and History is a recent organiza-
tion, dating only from last October, it has already shown itself indispensable. Its
object is to study methods of historical research and to give students experience in
the employment of these methods.
. Professor Young and Professor Schafer have had charge of the work, which,
during the past winter, has been in the direction of illustrating methods of histor-
ical research and in the study of topics involving such original work. '
The meetings are held Wednesday evenings, bieweekly, and the members are
juniors- or Seniors. ' '
Che tibemfcal Societg
President, - - - e - - B; E. Spencer.
'Vice President, - e - - - - J. B. Winstanley.
Secretary-Treasurer, - - - - - R. R. Renshaw.
Arthur Lachman, R. R. Renshaw,
O. F. Stafford, J'. F. Staver,
John Platts, C. A. Payne,
F. J. Zeigler, A. F. Hemenway,
B. E. Spencer, j. B. Winstanley,
Holt Stockton, W. F. Carroll,
C. L. Campbell, K. C. Miller,
P. I. Wold.
e The Chemical Society is composed of the professor and the instructor in
chemistry, and of students who are particularly interested in that subject, except
G. O. Goodall and E. N. Blythe. It was organized on the 19th of March, 1900,
and has bi-monthly meetings. At these meetings curfent events which are of
interest to the society and papers on assigned topics are presented by the members.
The society not only makes use of the chemical literature found in the peri-
odicals and books in the library, but takes the N Engineering and Mining journalft
the tt American Chemical journal H and the " London Chemical Newsf a leading
European chemical weekly.
Che Biological Reabing $11113 .
The Biological Reading Club isa class organized at the beginning of each
year by Professor Washburn, and consists of students in the biological department
who are interested in general biological work. .
The class meets bi-Weekly on Wednesday evenings at the home of the in-
structor, and spends about forty hours during the year in reviewing current bio-
logical literature and reading standard works on biology. At each meeting each
member reads an abstraCt of some article on a biological subject of current inter-
est. These abstracts are prepared by the students from magazines or periodicals
assigned them for perusal. This year the class read Brooks tt Foundations of Zo-
ologyf' t '
LIST OF TOPICS.
Is the little toe disappearing? Nerve cells.
Scientific fishing in the deep seas. Bacteria. .
Reptiles. The Florida Crocodile.
g. m. a. A.
" As the library is the head of our institution, so the Young Menis Christian
Association is its heart," said the president of the University of Michigan last year,
" and I would as soon a young man would go through college and never enter the
library as to go through college and never identify himself with the work of the As-
sociation." Thus state universities, having started out toiget along without relig-
ious life, have, one and all, had to come back to it, so that today the strongest
Christian work in America is being done by students in and for state universities.
It is a striking fact in itself that the college Y. M. C. A. is firmly established
in six hundred fifty colleges, universities and academies of America, and has thir-
ty-five thousand members, a number which exceeds the combined membership of.
all other student organizations, athletic, literary, forensic,.oratorical, and social, in
It is now widely recognized that the highest order of talent that can be en-
listed for the maintenance of good order among students, for the elevation of stu-
dent atmosphere, for the repression of college evils, arid for the christianization of .
college men, is that of the students themselves organized to stand for God in col-
Hence, it is not a matter of great surprise that at the University of Oregon
the Young Menis Christian Association has advanced from a small and feeble be-
ginning in 1892 until it now possesses the esteem and support of the faculty and
The Association aims to conduct a very broad work. At the opening of the
semester, as the new students come flocking in, each one as far as is possible is
met and welcomed, shown the boarding house list, given a Handbook, taken to the
Associations information bureau and book-exchangej introduced to his fellow stu-
dents and made to feel that he is among real friends. Sometimes employment is
secured or a place to work for one's board. i A genuine 'i stag " reception takes
place at the end of the first week. Here the ti wall-flowers " and fearers of " cala
ico " begin to realize that college men are the most wholesomely jovial set of men
they have ever met, and that the U. of O. is the best college on the coast. Theri,
later, a mass meeting of all the college men is held. Great blessings have come
to many college men in these services. .
So on throughout the year the social life is developed and enjoyed, and the
healing, refining influences of the personality of jesus Christ are brought to bear,
in a very natural, practical way, upon the temptations and problems of college men.
There are weekly Wednesday night meetings where the great themes are dis-
cussed or some professor or speaker from without presents some phase of life-work.
Especial prominence and emphasis is placed upon a scientific, scholarly, but devo-
tional, study of the Bible.
Rare testimonies are given by the members of the Bible classes as to what
this study has meant to them in bringing victory and keeping a cutting edge upon
their spiritual and other faculties. The large part the association has come to oc-
cupy in the University is attested by the fact that in response to a most pressihg
need for a better material equipment a movement was started in March to raise
$20,000.00 for a building for the Y. M. and Y. VJ. C. A., and that the students
have given most generously.
The Association certainly stands upon the threshold of a future that is big with
opportunities for influence and stands prepared as it has never been before to still
full its mission.
Qfoicers g. m. CZ.
President, Oscar Gorrel.
Vice President, - Geo. O. Goodall.
Recording Secretary, I j. 0. Peterson.
Corresponding Secretary, 0. B. Tout.
Treasurer, - C. V. Ross.
Editor, E. E. Coad.
Librarian, Claude Adams.
C. ADAMS E. COAD O. B. TOUT
G. O. GOODALL .J. O. PETERSON C. V. ROSS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Y. M. C. A.
Che goung moments Qbristian Association
On the 18th of March, 1894, fourteen of the University girls met in the dor-
mitory parlor and organized a Young Womenls Christian Association, with the
avowed purpose of " developing Christian character among the members, and
prosecuting active Christian work, particularly among the young women of the in-
stitution." This purpose the association girls have not lost sight of, but have tried
to carry out in various ways. I
The work done is of the same character as at other colleges. Handbooks
containing helpful information about the U. of O. are sent to girls who expect to
attend the University; boarding places are found for them; and when they reach
Eugene they are welcomed at the train by members of the Association. Early in
the year the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. give a reception to all the new students,
at which they have an opportunity to begin to form friendships which will be helpful
throughout their whole college life. Both associations give aid to all the students
in a very practical way by having a book-exchange for the first weeks of the col-
lege year; this gives a way of selling old books and of buying them at low prices.
The young womenls prayer meetings are held every Wednesday afternoon at
3:00 o'clock. That hour not only strengthens Christian friendships but is a time
for regaining the spiritual poiSe which is so often lost in the hurry of college life. I
Twenty-two of the girls are enrolled in the two Bible classes. During the last
winter they have been studying Sharmants Life of Christ. This requires about
twenty minutes daily work, one class hour a week. These clasSes are so arranged
as to be held at whatever hour the girls can come most conveniently. This year
one has met Sunday and one Monday, in the afternoon.
As two of the girlsare Student Volunteers, they keep the Association enthusi-
astic about missions. Mrs. Allen, the state Y. W. C. A. secretary, and Mr. Leavitt,
a Y. M. C. A. secretary, did much to increase the interest during the past winter.
The Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. have a small missionary library of their own- and have
access to a large one. The girls have monthly meetings for the study of missions
and are educating a girl in India.
Socially the Association makes itself felt chiefly by welcoming strangers and
by looking out for the welfare of the girls who have not yet formed friendships; but
the it ghost party i' andithe tea given to Mrs. Allen, as well as the joint social held
with the young men, helped to brighten college days for many of the girls.
The membership of the Association has greatly increased during the past few
years. It now has about fifty active and associate members; and several ladies
have shown their friendship and hearty good-will by becoming sustaining members.
Last spring it was found that the'Associations must move out of the dormito-
ry and that the only available room was a low, dingy, unfurnished one in the. base-
ment of Deady Hall. Asthere was little time to getsfunds, the strictest economy
had to be practiced. But the members of the Associations papered the rooms
themselves, made a couch, moimted pictures, made curtains, bought the necessary
furnittire, and completely transformed the room. It still proved altogether inade-
quate to their needs, however, so When the building was proposed the young women
were not behind the young men in enthusiasm. All the girls in the University have
shown their interest, both by their gifts and offerings of time and infuence.
Vice President, -
Treasurer, - -
QDEffcers g. ID. G; A.
- Amy Holmes.
' Kate Wilson.
Sigma 1711 graternitg f
ORGAN1zED AT THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE IN 186$
ROLL OF. CHAPTERS.
Beta, University of Virginia.
Epsilon, Bethany College.
Lamba, Washington and Lee.
Psi, University of North Carolina.
Beta Tau, North Carolina A. and M.
Theta, University of Alabama.
Phi, Louisiana State University.
Beta Theta, Louisiana Politechnic Institute.
, Upsilon, University of Texas.
Zeta, Central University.
Omicron, Bethel College.
Sigma, Vanderbilt University.
Rho, Missouria University.
Beta Mu, Iowa University.
Beta Xi, William Jewell College.
Nu, University of Kansas.
Pi, Leghi University.
Beta Sigma, University of Vermont.
Gamma Delta, Stevens Institute of Technology;
Gamma Epsilon, LaFayette College.
Mu, University of Georgia.
Eta, Mercer University.
Xi, Emory College.
Gamma Alpha, Georgia School of Technology.
Kappa, North Georgia College.
SIGMA NU FRA'FERNI'FX?
Beta Beta, DePauw University.
Beta Zeta, Purdue University.
Beta Eta, University of Indiana.
Beta Upsilon, Rose Polytechnic Institute:
Beta Nu, Ohio State University.
Beta Iota, Mt. Union College.
Gamma Beta, Northwestern University.
Gamma Gamma, Albion College.
Delta' Theta, Lombard University.
Beta Chi, Stanford University.
Beta Psi, University of California.
Gamma Chi, University of Washington.
Gamma Zeta, University of Oregon.
CBamma 5m Qhapter: .
UNSTALLED DEC. 1, 19OOJ
Luke L. Goodrich, Edward N. Blythe,
Clifton N. McArthur, Ross M. Plummer,
Condon C. McCornaCk, Charles A. Redmond,
Richard S. Smith. Fred. j. Zeigler.
Condon R. Bean. Ray Goodrich,
Clyde A. Payne,
Kirk M. Sheldon,
joseph H . Templeton.
Boarb of Athletic managers
R. S. SMITH,- - - President.
E. N. BLYTHE, , - - Secretary.
B. C. JAKWAY, C. N. MCARTHUR, L. L. GOODRICH,
F. j. ZEIGLER, C. A. PAYNE.
Track Captain, C. A. REDMOND, Football Manager, C. A. REDMOND,
Track Manager, C. N. MCARTHUR, Asst. Football Mgr., J. H. RAULSTONE,
Asst. Track Manager, RAY GOODRICH, Baseball Manager, OSCAR GORRELL, '
Football Captain, FRED j. ZEIGLER, Indoor Baseball Capt, A. R. TIFFANY.
A Review of Crack clnb 31'er
The rapid growth and development of track and field athletics at the Univer-
sity of Oregon has been something remarkable. From the humble beginning made
six years ago, this department of student enterprise has grown, until its track
teams rank foremost among those of the Pacific Coast. Track athletics began
here in the spring of 1895. The track, which is situated on the west end of the
campus, was put in at that time, and a number of men began training uuder the
direction of j. R. Weatherbee, who was then gymnasium instructor.
About that time Willamette University decided to hold a college field meet
at Salem, and offered a silver cup to the winning team. The contest was held on
the track at the state fair grounds on june 8, U. of 0. winning with a score of
33 points. Portland and Willamette Universities tied for second place with 28
points each. Davis won the high jump for U. of 0., H. Templeton took the ham-
mer throw, and Keene won first place in the 440. j. Newsome won first place in
the tennis tournament, which counted as an event of the field meet. The remain-
der of the points were scored on second and third places.
The next year the Intercollegiate Association was formed and it was decided
to purchase a large rotating cup, to be awarded to the winning college. The U. of
O. athletes Chose E. R. Bryson as captain and manager, and W. O. Trine, better
known as "Whiskers," was hired to train the team. The meet at Salem was held
on june 6, and U. of 0. won the cup, scoring 59 1-2 points. Willamette Univer-
sity stood second, with 24 1-2 points to her credit. The star performers of our
team were Overholt, Shattuck, Bishop, Coleman, DeLashmutt and Kuykendall.
The next year is the one that we don't like to talk about. The faculty shut
out some of our best men, no trainer could be secured, and the fellows became dis-
couraged. Dell Kuykendall, 98, got a few men interested, and as the result, a
few half-trained athletes represented the University at Salem. v O. A. C. won, with
55 points to her credit, U. of 0. being second with 35. The showing made by
our men was good, considering all circumstances. Higgins, who was captain of
the team, carried off honors in the lOO-yard dash and Kuykendall won both hurdles
and the broad jump. "Upstein" Scott, the bicyclist, made his first appearance
that year and broke the inter-collegiate record.
In the spring of 1898, we decided to make a last, dying attempt to win-for
we had lost every contest in which we had participated. Charlie Galloway was
elected as manager and Mr. Trineis services were again secured. Corvallis and
Willamette were both out to win, and things looked pretty interesting. Our oppo-
nents were over-confident, but the ever alert Trine had a few ttsurprises" up his
sleeve; and our boys won out with a handsome score of 48 1-2 points. Willamette
stood second, with 23 points, and O. A. C. third, with 21 points. Kuykendall alone
won 19 points in the hurdles, jumps and sprints, breaking the P. N. A. record in-
the 220. . Smith, Read, Scott and White also won. first honors for U. of O. A
week later the OregoneWashington meet was held in Portland,.and the Oregonians
won by a score of 71 to 37. U. of 0. alone scored 35 points and won the North-
west championship for that year. Kuykendall, 98, was captain both of the U. of O.
and of the All-Oregon teams. -
In 1899 Galloway was re-elected manager and the invaluable Trine was again
on hand. ttBill" Read, 99, the crack distance runner, was chosen as captain.
Our team won the cup again, the score being 50 points. 0. A. C. and Newberg
tied for second place, with 18 points each. Smith was the star of the day, win-
ning both the weight events, and. the broad jump. Scott, Read and Davis were '
prominent factors of our success.
Last season's history is still fresh in our minds, but we must say a word or
two for those who were not with us then. H. D. Angell, lOO, was chosen captain,
C. N. McAthur, '01, manager, and ttDad" Trine began work on March 24. There
were some grave predictions on 'the part of many of our students, for Scott, Read,
Kelly and Davis were conspicuous by their absence. Trine worked like a beaver
with his new men, among whom was Redmond, the crack sprinter of Pacific Col-
lege. Manager McArthur secured a date with the University of Washington, and
at 2 o'clock on the afternoon of May 19th we were introduced to the Seattle boys
by the crack of the starters pistol. The U. W. men had previously wcn the cham-
pionship of Washington and Idaho and were somewhat inflated with ideas of their
athletic superiority. They thought that Oregon would be "easy.,' They looked at
Trine and called him HFarmer," but that gentleman didnt care much for their
opinions. He was doing some tall figuring about that time. Well, Oregon won
out by a score of 62 to 60. The old men did their work well, Smith alone winning
18 points. Then there were some "surprise parties'teKnox, Lewis and Payne-
men whom Washington had never heard of. uGoodall also ran." The next day
we came home, the happiest lot of collegians on the coast.
After that came the Salem meet. Angell resigned the captaincy and Dick
Smith was elected. O. A. C. had gone in with a itdo or die" determination, and
was represented by a strong team. After the usual protesting and wrangling, it
was decided to let everybody compete. The contest was probably the best ever
seen in Salem. Our men carried out their part of the program in good style, scor-
ing 41 points. 0. A. C. and W. U. tied for second place with 25 points each.
Among the surprises were HOld Bow-legged Bloch," the sprinter, and Casteel, who
tisurprised even Trine." The meet was a howling success in every respect-ex-
cept financially, for some individuals from one of our neighboring towns.
This year the team is stronger than ever. Trine is again trainer, McArthur
is manager and Redmond captain. Among the new men is Heater, the
all-around champion of the Northwest. Palmer is another who is doing good work.
He was on the O. A. C. team for two seasons. Owing to the dissolution of the
inter-collegiate league, the championship cup is the permanent property of the Uni-
versity of Oregon.
7 7w, ; 74$ m
'7 N 4o; :97
'FRVACK 'FEAIVI ,00
Hniversitg of QDregpn Crack Cieam
winner of Northwest Qhampionship 1900
WILLIAM O. TRINE,
H. D. ANGELL, 00,
R. S. Smith, 01,
C. N. MCARTHUR, 01,
L. E. HOOKER, 03,
CLARENCE M. BISHOP,
WALTER E. BLOCH,
I. L. DODGE,
G. O. GOODALL,
WM. H. JOHNSON,
D. D. KNOX,
FRED V. Laws;
- - Trainer.
. C. MCELROY,
. A. PAYNE,
. A. REDMOND,
. O. RUSSELL,
A. C. SHEVIs,
FRED G. THAYER,
V. W. TOMLINSON,
CHAS. E. WAGNER,
ABOUT THE 'FRACI
WILLIAM ORA TRINE
Ten years ago, W. O. Trine was one of the fastest professional foot-racers in
America. In the Caledonian games, which were held in California in the early
905, he defeated the best men of the Pacific Coast, and when Harry Bathune,
the Canadian champion, came west to meet him, the race 'resulted in a tie. In
1894, Trine beat Tommy Morris, champion of the Mississippivalley, in a hundred
yard race. The time, 9 3-5, equals the worlds record. Mr. Trinels other records
are as follows: 50 yd. dash 5 3-8;. 220 yd. dash 21 3-5; 440 yd. dash 48 1-5; half
mile run 1 min. 58 1-5 sec.; mile run 4 min. 26 2-5 sec.
Mr. Trine began work with the University boys in the spring of 1896, and un-
der his guidance the ,varsity won the state championship in ,98, 99, tOO, also
winning three years ago the inter-state championship at Portland and last year the
championship of the Pacific Northwest at Seattle. He has never led a team of ath-
letes to defeat, and every man whom he puts on the track is always in the best of
shape. His sterling qualities as a man and student of his work are recognized by
all who know him.
V Mile run,
120-yard hurdle, . -
High jump, 9
Hammer throw, .
'X At the indoor meet in February Roy Heater cleared the bar at 11 ft. 132; in.
Recorbs of HniverSitg of
D V. Kuykendall,
C A. Redmond,
C A. Payne,
L A. Read,
10 1-5 sec.
22 2-5 sec.
51 1-5' sec.
2 m. 4 sec.
17 2-5 sec.
26 1-5 sec.
5 ft. 7 in.
10 ft. 2 in.
20ft. 10 in.
126 ft. 1 in.
Soot Ball at the 11. of. 03.
All things have a beginning, and football at the University of Oregon began in
1893. The first game was played with Albany College, on our own campus, and
our men won by an overwhelming score. That was the only game of the season
and the Uniyersity felt quite proud of its team. Cal. Young, a popular young bus-
iness man of . Eugene, was the coach, and he succeeded in developing some pretty
good foot-ball material for future years. In 1894', Mathews was captain, and
Church, an old Princeton player, was secured as coach. The fellows were ambi-
tious and tackled Portland University and O. A. C., and were beatena-IZ to O and
18 to O-for their pains. Then they played a scoreless game with Pacific Univer-
sity, on the old Stewart race track grounds, after which they disbanded and elected
H. S. Templeton, t96, captain, and C. W. Keene, t96, manager for the season of
1895, which is memorable in U. of O. foot-ball annals.
At the beginning of the '95 season, Percy Benson, the famous Berkeley quar-
ter-back, was secured as coach, and the team won the inter-collegiate champion- .
ship of the state. The "6 to 4' game with Portland University was the best exhi-
bition of sport ever seen in Portland. Shattuck, the " star guard of Oregon," and
big john Edmunson were the prize guards of the state in those days, and Coleman,
the tt red demon," began to attract attention as an end rush. Bonney, Bryson and
Bishop were players of unusual ability, and the U. of 0. team succeeded in win-
ning every game. Corvallis went under, 46 deep, and old Willamette was defeated
twice, the scores being 8.to 4 and 6 to O. tt Ted " Shattuck was elected as cap-
tain, but never filled the position, as he did not return to college the following year.
In 96 the team was coached by I. F. Frick, of Reliance, captained by J. M.
Edmunson, I96, and managed by L. M. Travis, I97. Corvallis was beaten twice,
the second game being a free-for-all fight on the O. A. C. campus. The referee
was knocked down by one of the Corvallis players and numerous other exciting in-
cidents marked the progress of the game. Oregon and Multnomah met in Port-
land on Thanksgiving day, on a ground frozen as stiff as an icicle. Multnomah won
by a score of 12 to 6, but the 'varsity put up a splendid exhibition of foot-ball and
the game was indeed a close one. Coleman, Bonny, Bishop and Smith were the
In 1897, all things went wrong, and to other mishaps was added defeat in foot-
ball. Joe Smith, of M. A. A. C., was coach, and A. A. Cleveland manager. Che-
mawa was defeated, but we were snowed under by O. A. C., the score being 26 to
8. Smith and Kuykendall did effective work, and the former was elected captain
' for the season following.
In ,98, Bryson was manager and he secured the services of Frank W. Simp-
. son, of Berkeley, as coach. The men went in to win and they won from everything
in sight, until Multnomah was tackled, when the score was 21 to O, with the O to
Oregonis credit. It was a bitter disappointment and some of the faithful "rootersit
from the Ivarsity were seen leaving the grounds with long faces and empty pocket
books. Smith, Bishop, Wilson and Young were the best players of the season.
Smith was re-elected as captain and Luke L. Goodrich ,01 was chosen as man-
ager for the succeeding year.
When the college opened in 1899, a new regime had begun and a new spirit
seemed to prevail in the foot-ball ranks. Simpson was on hand again and the
schedule of games was larger and embraced more territory than in any previous
year. Multnomah beat us early in the season, but Chemawa was easy game for
our Ivarsity lads, the score being 29 to 0. Then the team went to California to
tackle our big sister state university. What misgivings! Some said it would be
50 to O, for Berkeley, while the most sanguine said 30 to 0. But what a surprise!
Berkeley was forced to put up the hardest game of her season to win and it was in-
deed a battle royal. The score, 12 to 0, stands as the result of one of the hardest
games ever played on the coast and Oregon was indeed proud of her sons. The
California papers spoke in highest terms of the work done by Jakway, Bishop, An-
gell, and, in fact, the whole team. Edwards, the little Webfoot quarter back, ran
his team like a veteran and Zeigler, with two broken ribs and a tightly closed eye,
gave the southerners a few pointers about playing end. The team stopped at Ash-
land on the return and defeated the Normal School eleven'by a score of 35 'to O.
, Then Multnomah was tackled again and, after a clean, hard-fought game, the refer-
eets whistle sounded and neither side had scored.
Thanksgiving day! The O. A. C. came down to win, but the hayseed gener-
als had reckoned without their host. The game was a swift procession, or series of.
processions, from mid-field to the goal line and when time was called, the score
was 38 to O in our favor. 'It was a successful ending of the most successful season
that Oregon had known. ' '
The memory of the ,00 season is still fresh in our minds;
universitg of QDregon foot Ball
Lawrence Kaarsberg, U. C. 099,
L. L. Goodrich, 001, -
C. A. Redmond, 002, -
Fred. j. Zeigler, '02,
C. E. Wagner, 201, -
D. M. Waddell, 204, and A. C. Stubling, ,02,
H. I. Watts, 003, - - - -
Sam. Thurston, 004, - . .
B. C. Jakway, ,01, - - -
Oscar Gorrell, '02, and Theron E. Bush, '04,
F. j. Zeigler, '02, - - 4
Ralph G. Starr, 004, and Ray Goodrich, 04,
R. S. Smith, '01, - -
W. B. Scott, '03,
Clyde A. Payne, 004,
Right I-Ialf Backs.
Left Half Back.
October 27.3Oreg0n, 0; Salem, 5.
' November 3.-Oregon, O; Multnomah, 5.
November lO.-Oregon, 0; Stanford, 34.
November 17.3Oreg0n 2; California, 0.
November 1.9.3Oregon, 21; Ashland, 0.
November 29. -Oregon, 0; Multnomah, 0.
December lw-Oregon 43; Washington, 0.
November 24 -Oregon Freshmen, 33; Portland Academy,0 .
llniversitg of QngOn Sresbman
F. A. Edwards, 01, - Coach.
C. A. Redmond, 02, Manager.
j. H. Raulstone, 04, Assistant Manager
Frank Hale, 04, - Captain.
Hughs, - - Center.
Sparks, Bowers, Penland, ' Guards.
Hutchinson, F. Templeton, Tackles.
Mendenhall, Klum, Maison, Ends.
J. Templeton, Hill, Murphy, Half Backs.
Rose, - - - Quarter Back.
Hale, - - - Full Back.
Pike, Doering, Bush, - Subs.
MISS SEARS MISS STRAUB MISS HACKENEY MISS PERKINS
MISS TAYLOR MISS HOLMES MISS PRATHER
The beginning of golf at the University has been humble indeed. For several we r ' w
years it has been suggested mildly and each spring a few students have done a little '"
in practicing swinging the sticks. Early this spring all the room that could be used
on the campus was made use of and miniature links were instituted. While this
was a decided improvement and these links served well the purpose of arousing in-
terest and affording many students an opportunity to learn something of golf, yet it " , W 5 H ' U
was not satisfactory to those who were becoming enthusiasts in the sport. With ! a I M O
i the co-operation of experienced players in Eugene, a field was secured and links ,5, a ; h h H
laid out on College Hill, a mile south of the post office. A more beautiful place w i. 1 b! .
could not be desired. While the number of holes is not large, yet the course is an
excellent one. Natural bumpers are encountered and the greens may be improved
with but very little expense. The links are situated on rolling pasture land, com- ': ' ' b at a I
manding a View of the whole vicinity. Golf is in the air at the University, and it '9'" 9 9" II Ng.
is here to stay. We are fortunate in having such a suitable place for the links,
and we hope in a few years to be turning out good players.
3nboor Bose Ball '
i Joel Booth is ufather of indoor base ball" in the University of Oregon, having
introduced the game to the base ball enthusiasts in 97. He was elected captain
of the 'Varsity forthat year. After a few days practice the team met the indoor
team of Albany College, in the first intercollegiate game of indoor base ball ever
played in the state. The game was played in Albany, the afternoon of the state
oratorical contest, which was held in that city, and was witnessed by students from
all the representative colleges in the state. The game was very close and exciting
throughout, and at the end of the ninth inning the score stood 7 to 6 in Albanyls
favor. The next evening the U. of 0. team crossed bats with Salem Y. M. C. A.,
at Salem, and, after an exciting contest, were defeated by a score of 15 to 14.
These were the only games played this year. The team was composed of the fol-
lowing players: Booth, catcher; Brown, pitcher; Zeigler and Sanders, short stops;
Knox, first base; Smith, second base; Read, third base; Fountain and Ross,
Smith, Fountain and Zeigler, of the 97 team, are still in the University
Zeigler has played in every game of indoor base ball in which the U. of O. has
been a contestant. I ' . I
In ,98 no effort was made to organizea team, but the next year the sport was
again taken up, and Zeigler was elected captain and Edwards manager. The only
game played by the 99 team was with the Oregon Agricultural College at Cor-
vallis, February 22. Again the U. of 0. team met defeat by a score of 16 to 12.
The team of '99 was composed of the following: Russell, catcher; Williams,
pitcher; Zeigler and Edwards, short stops; Lewis, first base; Dillard, second base;
Casteel, third base; Fountain and Tiffany, fielders.
As soon as the foot ball season closed last Thanksgiving, the indoor base ball
players took up the game again, with a determination to bring our team out on the
"larger side of the score cardf' Edwards was elected captain and manager. Ef-
forts were made to meet Multnomah and the Portland Y. M. C. A., but as satisfac-
tory financial arrangements could not be made, the games could not be played.
The first practice game of the season was one of three innings with the Eugene
High School, which resulted in a score of 5 to 3 in favor of the University. An-
other game between these two teams was played on February 22, resulting in a
score of 12 to 1 in favor of the U. of 0.
On March 9th the team met the Corvallis nine in the O. A. C. armory, in one I
of the best games ever played in the state. The score was 9 to 3 in U. of 0's fa-
vor. The battery was a strong feature of our team. The first nine men, of the
Corvallis players, that ficame to bati' were unable to tifind the ball" at all, and not
until the fifth inning was a fair hit made off of Templeton. The whole U. of 0.
team played together as a unit, each man demonstrating his right to his position.
At the close of the season, Tiffany was elected captain for 1901, and as Ed-
wards is the only player lost by graduation, the prospects for a winning indoor base
lball team next season are very bright. ' ' ,
3nboor Base Ball Ceam, iOOJOI
Russell, 7 - - Catcher.
j. Templeton, - Pitcher.
3:55? i - Short Stops.
Mendenhall, - First Base.
McDaniels, Second Base.
Heater, ' Third Base.
Edwards, 1 Fielders.
I NDO R BASEBALL '00:"01
QDutboor Base Ball
0 For several years'past there has been but little interest maniv
fested in base ball at the University of Oregon, the last intercol-
legiate game having been played in the spring of '98. There was a
time when base ball held a prominent place with our students; but
ever since the organization of the league of intercollegiate
foot ball. and of the Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Asso-
ciation, base ball has been given a secondary place.
But during the present year, owing to the large increase in number of '
students, many who do not wish to take part in the track athletics, have re-
turned to the old game of base ball, and accordingly preparations
are being made to put out a team this year. There are at pres-
ent about twenty men out practicing daily, and from all pres- XE
ent prospectsnwe expect to have a team of which the Univer-
sity may' justly be proud. '
Handball used to be quite a game here some years
ago. It began when the Gym. was built, but suffered a
set-back of some months when that institution .was closed
because the subefreshmen persisted in spitting on the floor.
Director Wetherbee promoted the sport vigorouslyafter his
arrival, and it became of local and even intercollegiate im-
.. portance. In ,95, Virgil Victor Johnson, 96, debater and
Beekman orator, won the first college championship in singles from a field of ten-
or a dozen. Harry Sumner Templeton, also ,96, lVarsity full-back and Failing
orator, was his companion in the doubles. They were probably too intellectual for
the game, as a pair from Willamette University defeated them in two three-game
encounters in the spring of ,95. johnson and Templeton scored more points in
each instance, but failed to distribute them properly. One of the W. U. men was
Chester Griffin Murphy, who has since made a big name in Stanford football.
Next year the local Championship was wrested from johnson by Tommy Wes-
ter, of what has since become the class of 1901. It was a hard struggle, and
Tommyis victory was due partly to the tirooting" qualities of his unleashed class-
mates. No matches were obtained elsewhere and the isport became a local affair.
Ninety-seven was our off year, athletically at least, and there was no Champi-
onship contest. Since then basketball and indoor baseball have become the popu-
lar mid-winter games, as they allow the participation of larger numbers. Handball
has become an occasional and informal amusement, and no one thinks of training
for it any more. It is rare good sport yet, however-gives you all sorts of exer-
cise, trains the eye and hand fer quick accuracy, and imparts that ability to move
easily but decisively in different 'directions, which is so essential if you want to
make time along a crowded street.
I ,1 i V l A - r? A. ,,
l i we; 3
V - a t j
, among the students, and some very good games will be played on the campus. It
Last year there was an entire absence of
interest in tennis among the students. Now
and then a few members of the faculty played
a game, and they had the only court on the
campus. But early this spring there began to be talk of organizing tennis clubs and
of building courts. The weather, which held back all the outdoor sports, prevented
the doing of any actual work until late in March, when the old faculty court was
put in order, and two new courts were begun.
Before this two clubs had been organized, the u '04 Tennis Club," composed
of twenty members of the Freshman class, and the it Fifteen-Forty Clubf' with a
membership of twenty-four students, principally upperclassmen. -
The 't iO4 Club " was the first to finish its court and begin to play. It has ar-
ranged for a tournament among the members of the club, to be played in May, at
which medals will be awarded to the champions in singles and doubles.
The it Fifteen-F'orty Club " has divided its membership into two teams of
twelve each, and expects to arrange for a series of games between them, also to
challenge the other clubs. f
Members of the Faculty have organized a club and talk of building a court
near the race track on the lower part of the campus. There is another club of
students who have rented ground down town for their court, but it, at the present,
is nameless. Organization of the " Girls Tennis Club " has been begun and this
club will also have its court off the campus, though it will probably be a branch of a
the u Fifteen-Forty."
The present indications are that this year will see a great advance in tennis
is probable that a final tournament will be arranged for commencement week, in
which the championship of the University will be decided. Tennis players hope
that by next year we will be able to send players to the Multnomah tournaments, V
and by present interest and support atone for our past neglect of what should be one 35
of the favorites among college sports.
' Mabel Smith;
Lena L. Applegate,
J. F. Hutchinson,
j. H. Raulstone,
R. E. Heater,
O. B. Tout,
G. W. Hill,
Clarence L. Poley,
j. H. Mattern,
E. E. Jackson,
H. E. Doering,
For the athlete and lover of sport, each season of the year at the University
has a meaning. During the first fall days boating on the race and river may take
his attention until foot ball season opens, when the gridiron calls him away from the
deep, clear water to dabble in the mud. For vvarietyts sake he may take his gun
into the country for a days hunt, the open season being especially good for birds.
From December to March the indoor base ball and basket-ball games, with the
tournaments and athletic exhibitions in the gymnasium, make the time pass quick-
ly enough until the first warm days of . spring bring crowds of students to the hills
' and higher countr'y. Training on the track begins at the earliest time and base
ball quickly follows. The tennis courts are put in shape and the golf links made.
The race and river are soon ready for the boats, the smaller streams for the fish
line, and the roads and paths for the wheel. The hills and woods are filled with
flowers and the pastures'with strawberries arid later the roadside te'ems with wild
blaCk-berries. By the time the spring track events are evef commencement is
here and then the vacation.
Che millamgtte vfarmer
EVANS GAY, U. 0.
Flies are pesterint in the valley
On a sultry stlm'mer day,
But the old Willamette farmer
Jest goes on a pitchin, hay.
Dog 2. layint in the shadder
Watches with his dreamy eyes;
Cows a standint in the medder
Keeps a flecken, off the flies;
Wagons rattle on the highway,
Drivers holler out ttgood day"
To the old Willamette farmer,
Who goes on a pitchint hay.
Daughter brings him out his dinner
And he pats her golden hair,
Says she looks jest like her mother,
,Fore they laid her way up there.
Somethin' sticks and he can't swaller
Any. of his lunch today,
So the old Willamette farmer
Jest goes on a pitchin, hay.
I ?:Skir L5: lizwgglivlruvnh
I ' Oct.
19.-University year begins. .
20.-S. and D. arrive. They manifest an interest in University affairs. I 3,6... t
22.eAnnual reception of the Christian Associations. W I. '
26r-Miss C. begins her campaign. , , , $
27.eZeigler chosen captain. tt Featherlegs finds a new bug." J M.
28.eTryout for Glee Club positions. m h$
Annual reception of the literary societies.
Mr. McCornack rides on the merry-go-round.-
30,-Coach Kaarsburg arrives. H. .: g...
S. and D. decide to lend their aid to the president.
1.-Gridiron work begins. '
ZeTreble Clef chooses officers. I "a "
3.-Glee Club, annual election of officers. t h m o m
4.eAnnual election of Executive Committee of Associated Students. i ,w.
5.-eLiterary Societies organize for work. . n. r hm
6.;tVarsity Republican Club elects officers.
8.-Two Portland Freshmen learn of the bathing facilities of Eugene. ?
10.eFreshman election. I w W m
Associated Studentst meeting. him
12.hGhost party. I-I m
Junior Class elects officers. :1. 5 a . ,
13.eThe Freshmen decide to show the juniors where the mill race is. , M t .
15.er. Nash's piano recital. M d; e .
17.eMath. students happy; only a siX-hour lesson to get. , R4 V e D
18.--First meeting of the Seminary of History. g N
19.-Football benefit. . k Em
22.eThe Sigma Nu Frat. gets its charter. N
23.-First assembly. Nell Boyd walks down street alone. In
Seniors decide to give a reception. e Rh
A Warm? N," v,
Oct. 26.-Grand rally of rooters.
Oct. 30.-Seniors adopt caps and gowns.
Nov. 4.-Multnomah and U. of 0. game.
First meeting of the Societas Quirinalis.
Nov. IeDeath of Henry Villard.
Nov. 10.--Stanford-Oregon football game.
Nov. 1 1.+Barlow'-Dierke concert.
Nov. l3.eThe Senior reception is postponed.
Nov. 17.eBerkeley-U. of 0. football game.
Nov. 20.e-First of seasons lectures.-
junior coaching party.
Nov. 21.eFirst meeting of the Biological Reading Club.
Nov. 22.eFreshm.en receive much attention from Seniors.
Nov. 23r-Freshmen issue invitations to a reception.
Nov. 24.eFreshmen defeat Portland Academy.
Nov. ZSr-First meeting of the Chemical Society.
Nov. 26.-Ashland game.
Professor Carson writes a sonnet.
Nov. 27.-eGlee Club concert. V ,
Nov. 29.-U. of O.-Multnomah football game.
Nov. 30.-Shakespeare Class dismissed on time.
Dec. 1.--Oregon walks over Washington.
Dec. 3.-Ross Plummer recites in Economics.
Dec. 53-Debaters chosen. '
Dec. TeFarewell banquet to Coach Kaarsberg.
Dec. 7-9.v-Y. M. C. A. convention.
Dec. 7.-Election of class orators.
Dec. lO.-Special assembly for Y. M. C. A.
Dec. 13.'-Edwards elected captain of Indoor Baseball Team.
Dec. 16.-Professor Straub remodels a joke.
Dec. 19reVillard memorial exercises.
Dec. ZOr-Treble Clef concert.
Dec 21 .-Glee Club rehearsal.
' Christmas vacation begins.
Dec. 26.eGlee Club tour begins. V
jan. 4.-Y. M. C. A. Conference at Pacific Grove.
Jan. 8r-School begins. -
i 7 Jan. 1 LeMr. and Mrs. Luckey entertain the football team. , v
jan. 14.-President Strong cuts a history recitation.
Jan. 19.-Redmond elected manager of the football team.
Eutaxian entertainment. 5
Jan. 23.eReV. W. S. Holt addresses the assembly. at" . a
Jan. 24.eWebfoot staff elected. .
Jan, 25r-Students' recital. . i "A
jan. 25.ejakway and Redmond acquire fame as lawyers on the Wold-McAr- . ' s;
Jan. 28.-ettThe plans for the Senior Reception have been completed and this
much postponed function will be held early in March."eOregon Weekly.
Jan. 30.eMid-year examinations in academic colleges begin.
Feb. 1.-Organization of the Walkers, Club. .4. d s
Feb. 5.eSenior reception postponed until after Lent.
Feb. aeFirst meeting of Webfoot staff. Editor-in-chief announces that he
has begun a box for contributions.
Feb. 8.eLocal Oratorical Contest. Miss Ba'nnard wins.
i First Semester ends.
it Feb. 12.-Students reluctantly resume work. ,4... m 6
Feb. 13.-Ed. VanDyke invests five cents in a valentine.
Feb. 14.e-Editor of Webfoot promises to make a box to receive literature for
that publication. m
Feb. 14yeNellie Boyd receives a five cent valentine.
Feb. 15.-joke filed for the Junior Annual. '0. ad
Feb. 16.eAn assistant in Mathematics arrives at the home of Prof. E. H.
Feb. 16r-The joke was a bad one. ' - W 0
Feb. 20,-eDecide to erect Y. M. C. A. building.
The Senior reception is to be changed to a farce.
Feb. 23.tEditor of 'Webfoot says box will be finished by next Tuesday.
Feb. 25.eitThe faculty is already deeply interested and will subscribe gener-
ously."-Oregon Weekly on An Association Building.
Feb. 25.eUniversity granted $25,000 for Central Heating and Lighting Sta-
5 Feb. 28.eMr. Densmore almost flunks in Rhetoric.
g Mar. 1.-Luke Goodrich has a birthday party.
E Mar. 7.-De1egates depart for Corvallis.
Mar. 8.reState Ofatorical Contest. Pacific College wins.
Mar. 9.eU. of 0. Indoor Base-Ball Team defeats Corvallis.
Editor-in-chief finds that boxes are more difficult to make than he ,
supposed. t . I
Mar. 15.eMiss Pickel late to Economics. Please, Professor, I collided with
Professor Lilley and fell in the mud.
Mar. 16.--Y. M. C. A. Stag Social.
Mar. 18.eSenior play postponed until after the spring vacation.
Mar. 19.-Arthur Frazer has his hair cut.
Mar. 23.:Track athletes commence training.
H That box will be in the hall on next Tuesdany-A. E.
Mar. 26.-Webfoot box put up.
Mar. 29.-Spring vacation begins.
Mar. 30.eI-Ienrietta. .
Mar. 31,-Ross Plummer awakes and finds himself famous.
April LeFreshman Day.
v April 3r-Cold rain.
April 4.-Rain colder and wetter.
April Sr-Mr. Patrick displays wild flowers from Southern Oregon.
April 8.-eRhetoric class resumes operations.
April 9.eFreshman Tennis Club completes court.
April ,10.eFine weather and tennis.
April 15.-The Senior farce has been indefinitely postponed.
April 18seWebfoot goes to press. t '
FROM OUR LITTLE BAND.
DEAR WEBFOOT: -
Iam going to graduate with high
honors this spring. I hope I can get
both prizes. I'm a awful good bluffer,
but IIm smart too. I dont belong to
any church, but I go if some one wants
me to. I have done lots of things. I
have played football, debated, orated
and studied my lessons. Ithink you are
going to have a good annual because
my picture will be in it.
I am the naughtiest little girl. Some-
times I skip my classes and very often
I write my essays in a minute in the
middle of the night, but I ain't a bit
ashamed. Me and Cole and S. has; a
little pony and we take it to Greek
Yours in great hurry,
GRACIE l. WOLD.
P. S. It only took me a minute to
write this. I forgot to tell that I am a
very sarcastic little girl.
I am very popular. I have been in
everything in school. I was first on
the Monthly, then on the Weekly, and
everybody elected me president of the
student body and now I'm going to be
class orator. Next year I may be pres-
ident of the University.
CONDON C. MCCORNACK.
P. S. I guess I,m about the most
popular boy here. I get elected to
everything. C. C. MCCORNACK.
MY OWN SWEET DEAREST WEBFOOT:
I must tell you about a little girl I
saw today. She is the purtiest. Did
you hear about Mrs. P It's the
worst scandal, but it must be true. I
must tell you about that boy that pass-
es our place--oh, how I wish we could
talk. I will write some other' time. I
must go tell Condie Bean about what I
heard about one of his dearest friends.
" i 7.. A; can.
a u. a- wrmgqm-uamnw'g? ii 9' I
I am a nice little boy and I know how
to cook. I like to Cook and would cook
more, but cooking is too expensive. I
don't like to run with other boys, for
they are all tough and noisy. I like
girls better than I do boys but I dont
like anybody as well as I do my own
self. I am a good little boy. Can't I
write my next letter'on a postal card?
I am a Y. M. C. A.er. I have taken
Latin, Greek and Y. M. C. A. for my
last year here. I would like to see you
converted. I am a prohibitionist and
a Presbyterian, but I stood by. McKin-
ley this fall and I hope to stand by
Hanna in fouroyears if not sooner. I
hope you will be converted.
Yours for home and every land,
WILLIE G. BEATTIE.
I am awful smart. I am the smart-
est boy. I can use bigger words than
anybody, some words that I dont even
know what they mean. I have held
lots of offices, and I would have more,
but I couldn't get elected. I have
made lots of good speeches.
WALTIE LINCOLN WHITTLESEY.
P. S. I am awful smart.
W. L. W.
My papa is in the faculty. He is
the department of Greek and he
makes jokes. My papa is a very good
papa but naughty boys say bad things
DEAR WEBFOOT: '
I am a Senior and a Y. W. C. A.
member. Last year I was president
of the Association and did good wOrk
in the Irish quarter. I have a new
class pin and a new frat. pin and Iwear
them both. I
I am the boy that beat, Berkeley. I
manage the football team all by my:
self. I suffer very much with my
health. I frequently have Pain in my
heart and in my eyes. The Dr. says
I shall never be free from Payne. .
LUKE .L- GOODRICH.
DEAR WEBFOOT: ,
I am a little boy. I belong to the
highest class in school. I am pious.
I play football and speak pieces. Once
I spoke about the Strenuous Life but
I wasnt quite strenuous enough. I
hope I'll get more strenuous.
Last night I had a dreadful dream My subject it was Oregon,
' That filled my heart with fear; I My foot was anapest,
Before me rose 'a vision grim, ' 'My verse was indesCribable,
That robbed my life of cheer. My stanza like the rest.
I dreamed I was a laureate, And when, in fear and trembling,
. . No wonder I was sad: I set it on its feet,
And I made verse to order, 1 There were so many run-on lines
'No wonder it was bad. It vanished down the street.
Busmesammg' - PRorESSOR
COERCIONI--A Recent Situation
PERSONAL+WIII the person to whom I gave a piece. 151 mygrnindspleaselreturn
it at once. I find that I am unable to do without it.-L. L. GooDRloi-i.
WANTEDAA good excuse.-Ross PLUMMER. '
. WANTEDAA rest.ACLAss1a:s IN MATHEMATICS.
WANTEDr-Enough naughtiness to make me interesting-BESSIIE l-IAMMOND.
LOST.-A little yellow dog; answers to the name of EddieAAMYVI-IOLMES.
CHANCE OF A LIFETIMEAMatrimony in twelve lessonsAEUGENE DIVINI'FY
WANTED.--A sorrow.-AMY HOLMES.
FOR SALEACheap and in good repair, a strenuous, life.-+D10vK'JS'M1TH.
WANTED. ASome one to listen to me. AEDDIE VAXIDYKE.
FOUND AA pun, in bad repair, supposed to belong to E N Blythe Owner
will please call for it at once and pay storage - i 1 ,
There was once a young man whose greatest amb1t1on was to have a mus-
tache like Ray Norris 5. He purchased several bottles of Ayer s Hair Vigor and
with tender care applied it each night and mom. Each day he stood before the
glass and eagerly scanned his upper lip. . Gne morning he saw one tiny hair pushe
ing its way outward! He smiled at it and said joyfully, ttThoui darling, very soon
thou wilt be long enOugh to curl and wax? And , each day has the little mustache 1
appeared this young man grew proud and stroked his lips continually. One day,
the day on which the last hair had appeared and had been duly waxed,.this young
man sallied forth to make an impression. As heilooked about to catch the glances
of approval he heard one young lady say to another: "Who is . that Divinity Stu-
dent?ll At that the young man fled-went home and seized a razor. ttO, my
beauties," he sighed, as the razor passed over them, UThis is sad, but being taken
for a iDivinity' is sadder."
l Sibe Callas
. Tom-vThe cutest, latest and altogether most fetching footwear for this spring
are bright red stockings, and large, yellow shoes. The brighter thecolors and-the
larger the shoes the more stunning the effect.
Esther-Yes, the White House cook book is a very useful one for young
housekeepers. I like your idea of having dotted swiss curtains for your dining room
Katea-It is not customary for one young woman to accompany more than one
i young gentleman to an entertainment, but when the cause is good and when you
are chaperoned by seven young ladies, it is permissable; i '
Condon-Always begin a letter, tiMy Dear Miss Jones."
Pat.-Yes, you are right. When at a bancEet do not. rest your thumbs in the
armholes of your waistcoat even if you do wear a dress coat.
F. SleYes, there are many useful things which the faculty does not know
which, if you have time, you might teach them.
Rose-lt is very bad for the system to become over heated. I think you may
trace your ill health to too violent exercise. My earnest advice to you is never to
play tennis more than one hour at a time.
Dootlt is certainlyhannoying to be: so .Jhandsome that the girls fall in. love i
with you at first sight... Your only. salvation lies in being as disagreeable as possia
ble. ' . '
C. Br-l think you are pursuing the2 most effective course. , Remember "the
course of true love never'did run smooth? ' l
Teddie-The bestlspring tonic for. tired peOple is Hood's Sarsaparilla.
In Love-There are numerous ways of showing this feeling. Wait to walk up:
to the Varsity withher every morning and back again! at noon. Be sure never to
allow her to go to Deady or the library unaccompanied. Never take your eyes off
her during recitation. Engage her ,for all social functions. On every good day
take her boatriding, or walking on the butte. Never miss an opportunity to callxon
her and spend what money you can save on candy. '
0, be she gone, and am she went,
And left I here alone?
0, cruel fate to take her first
And leave I 'hind."
ttI-lere are a few of the unpleasantest words that ever blotted paper.
Patterson-"Tetchy and wayward was thy infancy, -
Thy school days frightful, desperate, wild and furious."
Sweet-ettl am a man more sinned against than sinning.H
Whittleseyv-ttGreater men than I may have been, but I doubt it."
B. C. JakwaytttWise from the top of his head up."
Van Dykee-ttl have neither wit, nor words, nor worth,
Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech
To stir men's blood; I only speak right on."
Marie Bradleya-ttl loathe that low Vice, curiosity."
A FreshmanettWhy dost thou shun the salt?"
C. N. McArthure-"A secret in his mouth is like a wild bird put into a cage "
whose door no sooner opens but 't-is out."
Dennya-UThe empty vessel makes the greatest sound."
Handsaker-JtThere goes the parson; oh, illustrious sparle
Bessie Hammond-ttContent thyself to be obscurely good."
Faculty-"No two on earth in all thingscan agree;
All have some darling singularity?
Kelley-"A flattering painter who made it his care
To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are."
Grace Wolda-ttl never dare to write as funny as I can."
Compilation-ttA books a book, although there's nothing in'tfl
Esther johnson-"There's nothing ill can dwell in such a templef'
Seniorse-"We think our fathers fools, so wise we growf'
O. B. Tout-ttLet him be kept from paper, pen'and ink,-
So he may cease to write and learn to think."
Treble Clef- "How sour sweet music is,
When time is broke and no proportion kept."
Blythee-ttWith just enough of learning to misquote."
Dick SmitheuTo be good is to be happy."
Prof. Lilleyis Students--"What, of them is left to tell
Where they lie or how they feIIPH
Meserve-ttNot to know me argues yourself unknown,
. :The lowest of your throng."
Winnie Smithettl am ashamtd that women are so simple
To offer war where they should kneel for peace;
Or seek for rule, supremacy and sWay,
When they are bound to serve, love and obey."
Puzzled Latin Student tApr. 13yettWhat did you say it was, Professor? "
Professor tabsent-mindedlyy.e" A boyf'
ti Can either of you gentlemen tell me what time it is? "
Genung's Rhetoriceu Within this awful volume lies
The mystery of mysteries."
Shall I go on, or have I said enough?
EUGENE, OREGON, Apreel, 1901.
DEAR FRIENTSZ-l tautl wood to you ein lettur rite. I was bane gone hare
to dees schule abaut seechs months. I like it purty gude. Dar war bane sum
purty nice girls hare. Wenn I vas kom hare first und vas got off the train I sah
wun fellow what luk yust like an lrishmam. I-Iay kum oop to may und I war purty
scared. l-le say, ttI-Iello." I say, ttI-lello." He say, ttMy name war Pat McAr-
thurQ" lsay, 'tMy name war Yimmy Yameson." He say, uKum with may".
We valked oop der street und hay tol may I the track tame moost yoin. Hay say
I vood one pig 0 get. I tank hay bane yoshing may. The only pig 0 I was got
yet vas from professor Lilley in Analeetics. , Pat und I ve vent oop the street until
ve kum to the post offeece. I thot maype my girl vood to may a lettur rite. So I
yust go oop the veendow to und say, "Vas der bane any mail fur may?' The man
say, HVat's your name?" I say, "Oh, the name war on the letturf, Efryboty
laffed und someboty say dat war a horse on may. I yumped like seexty. I didn't
vant no horse on may. Ve vent oop the street und I see yust abaut one block avay
a fellow mit some purty red socks und a Ieetle Vite hat. Ven hay was kum oop
Pat hay say to heem, ttDees war my frient." Day fellow hay say, uMy name wars
Walter L. Whittlesy. What's yours?" I tole him dot war a purty nice name. Ve
kum on oop to the dormitoree und Pat hay say hay got some beesness down on
thirteenth street. The poys tole may hay war gone to hold a bannar. I dont
no yust vat day mane but I kess in a parade, maype. I don't no. -
Purty soon I hare somedings yust like a kow pell und den a great beeg raghet
oop stairs und downeyust like a lot off kows running across a pridge. Purty soon
it stopped. In a Ieetle Vile a fellow kum to my room und say fur may to kum to
supper mit heem. Hay war a purty nice pig fellow und hay war yust so nice und
glean as a girl. Hay tole may hays name war Cole Stanton. I tole heem vat
dot ragket war. Hay say it war the poys to sooper going.
Dot night I tuk a sweem in the ' bath toop. The poys they helped may but 'I
donlt see vi day vouldnlt-let may take off mi klothes.
, I moost klose now as I sechs pagees of rhetoreec to memorise have fur to-
morrow. Yur frient,
s ,WWWW 1..."; Kan
Sigures of Speech
H Now as to this figure of yours, Mr. Randolph, iAmerica stands like some
beneficent divinity, her left hand clasping the torch of liberty for the illumination of
all the world, while her right hand scatters the blessings of free governmant among
the oppressed peoples of the islands of the seasfadonlt you think America has her
hands rather full? "
Randolph tintelligentlyy-tt Oh, yes'; but, Professor, mightn't she take the
torch in her teeth? lt
Hlt's no use talking," said the senior debater from Multnomah. And the knock-
er silently wondered what would become of the senior debater from'Multnomah.
H That blasted freshman has worn my hat off."
it That's all rightf' consoled the idiot, it perhaps he will wear some of the
dust off itf' -
This notice appeared in the Evening Wegister of March 10th: HThe wed-
ding nuptials of Miss Grace Goodness and Rev. A. D. Vinity were celebrated at
the manse'of Dean Manderson on Monday evening at high noon. Both young peo-
ple are enrolled among the students of the divinity school and they have the best
wishes of a host of friends on their assumption of the matritnonial bonds of l-lymen."
Along in the middle of April Mr. Vinity was spiritually grinding away at the
chest-weights, when a secular acquaintance entered the Gym. and into conversa-
tion with him: .
S. Ae" They tell me matrimony is required in the sophomore year at that
saints" school of yours."
Mr. Vf-ii Not at all."
S. Aett Well, anyhow, there's an awful lot of em been coupled up there
lately. Dont you think theylre mighty foolish to get married when they haven't a
complete education and no prospects of any kind? 'l
Mr. Yeti Nat necessarilyfl
S. Aneu I tell you, Vinf' timpulsivelyl, it you've got to be dead shy or some
of them will be hauling you up to the altar next."
Mr. V. Atwith intense calm yau You dont seem aware that I was married last
Grisly for gabIeI
There was once a maiden who lived in a college town, who, marvellous to say,
went each day to the college and studied perceptibly. For many years she strove
with ponderous portions of third year lit. and freshman math. She also took gym
work, weakly. At last the time came nigh when she with others whom thelfaculty
could do no more good Inot the faculty's faultI, were to be tumed-out into the
cold world where Profs. make no jokes and absences are counted in your favor. On
a day, by chance, perchance, the maiden fell to thinking and thank on her ap-
proaching demise and debut. And as she thank she became exceeding sorrowful
so that she wept with real tears and she cried aloud, ii Woeis me! For I must
soon depart and leave, and there yet remain of the boys, three whom I have not loved.
Mayhap all have not known of my solicitude, but I would have gathered them un-
der my umbrella as a hen gathereth her chickens. Orators, debaters, football men
and them who do disport upon the race course, all have I loved but three Ah!
bitter capsule! .to be cast out and denied my three, whom I have not yet had time
to love. They have loves, but what of that; so had the others, or did soon obtain
them. I only, through all these years have had no isteady,' nor have I yetf'
She ceased and her graceful head drooped like an oxide daisy. Suddenly, with a
glorious light on her countenance revealing her joy and freckles, she sobbed,
" Saved! Saved! I'll take a p. g. course."
OSCAR GO RREL
Alas! Alas! Alas!
Oh, 'twas many years ago,
In a little college town,
That I lived and loved and lost,
And my heart went down,
And all the patient action
Of your double-suction pumps
Couldnlt help to raise the vessel
From its chronic state of dumps.
I declared my life was broken,
And my heart completely wrecked,
That it never could be mended,
And I wouldnlt have it decked,
For I wanted all the cracks
And the stove-in holes to show;
Otherwise, of my misfortunes,
Who on earth would ever know?
But the boys, alas! they guyed me,
And the girls, alas! they frowned.
And the wretched little duffers
Kept me so completely drowned,
That I fixed me up some putty,
And I worked with might and main,
Till at last my heart was mended;
Yet it has that same old pain.
TRYING FOR A FELLOWSHIP IN BIOLOGY.
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Amy Holmes Allen Eaton J. A. Gamber
Rah! Rah! Rah!
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Rah! Rah! Oregon!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
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Rah! Rah! Oregon!
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Rah! Rah! Rah!
Rah! Rah! Oregon!
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Sole Agent for Lane County and Southern Oregon.
for the Junior Annual
For Fine Furnishings; .26
Hats, Shoes and Clothing.
Our N ew Spring Goods Are Ready
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and the Eatest Styles in
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EUGENE OREGON Over Kauffman's Store Eugene, Oregon
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