COLBY MEN IN RHODE ISLAND.
Colby graduates had a rather prominent part in the annual meeting of the Rhode
Island Institute of Instruction (the state teacher's association) held during
the first week in November.
The President was William H. Holmes, '97. Of three important committees
reporting, the reports of two were drawn and presented by Colby men: that on
Legislative Enactments by Elwood T. Wyman '90, and that on Resolutions by
Randail J. Condon, '86. The President elected for next year is also a Colby
man, Horatio Knox, '81. These were four out of the five most important
positions in connection with this annual gathering of two thousand Rhode Island
teachers, and since the four named are the only Colby men in the state engaged
in public school work it is certainly a good showing for the great little
college in Maine.
(Extract from a recent letter by a Colby graduate.)
Rev. F. D. Blake is Superintendent of Schools in North Kingston, R. I. his post
office address is Wickford, R. I.
Correspondent: REV. G. B. ILSLEY, D. D.
The class of '63 had over fifty at its entrance, but the Civil War coming on
very much diminished it. Sixteen are catalogued as graduates, but half of these
were not present at graduation. Only Judge W. P. Whitehouse and G. B. Ilsley
are now residing, and have had most of their life work in Maine. Wm. R.
Thompson is in New Hampshire; Col. F. S. Hesseltine, in Massachusetts; C. D.
Thomas and S. B. Macomber, in Vermont; C. M. Emery, in North Carolina and G. D.
Stevens. in California. J. F. Norris, now of Foxcroft, left the class to enter
Newton in the Sophomore year.
Correspondent: W. S. KNOWLTON
The class of 1863 was small at the beginning. 'Sixty-three was a very large
class. All things in the physical and intellectual world seem to go in waves.
We are the aftermath following the flood. The war took away nearly half the
class. Eight graduated at Waterville. A strange fatality followed the class
from 1864 onward. One by one the members passed their "finals" and became to us
a remembrance and an influence. Today the writer has knowledge of only three.
Moses Young is a trader in Calais, Maine. He did not graduate. Rev. N. C.
Brackett was President of Storer College at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, at
last information. He left Colby and graduated from Dartmouth. General H. C.
Merriam, United States Army, retired, is enjoying his otium cum magna
dignitate in Washington, D. C. Ira Waldron is with the Price and Lee
Company, publishers, New Haven, Connecticut. W. S. Knowlton is Principal of the
High School at Vanceboro, Maine. He has spent most of his years in the school
room. He dabbled in law a little, but never became LL. D., barely escaped
shipwreck on the tempestuous sea of theology, boated on the tide of politics
for two winters, and returned each time to his first love. He commenced to
teach 52 years ago and has taught some every year since.
Correspondent: R. W. DUNN.
When Colby College was chartered by the Legislature of Massachusetts, in 1813,
as the Maine Llterary and Theological Institution, its chief aim was said to be
the preparation of men for the Baptist ministry, and during the first half
century of its existence the influence of this motive on the part of its
founders was manifest in the large number of its graduates who became
The class of 1868 graduated fifteen men, of whom eight heard and accepted the
call to preach. Of this number Butler, Davis and Palmer have deceased. Merriam
has become the editor of The Watchman, the organ of New England
Baptists. Small gave up the work after a few years to engage in the real estate
and insurance business in Boston. His home is in Melrose, Mass. Ayer filled
several important pastorates f in Maine and Massachusetts, and after as the
death of his wife accepted a call to Kenduskeag, Maine, where he is now doing
faithful work. Clark is still in the ministry, pastor of the Baptist Church in
Turner, Maine, and Hopkinson is still preaching in South Acworth, New
Four of the class settled in Waterville, viz., Carver, Dunn, Taylor and
Waldron. The first death in the class was on December 19, 1896, when Waldron
passed away, more than twenty-eight vears after graduation. Carver filled tile
office of State Librarian from 1890 to the day of his death, September 18,
Clough became a lawyer and settled in Memphis, Tennessee, where he served for
some years as Clerk of the United States Court. He died January 13, 1904. Clay
selected the teaching profession, which he pursued in Vermont and Massachusetts
for many years. His home is in Harvard, Massachusetts. Hallowell became a
homeopathic physician and is still practicing his profession in Quincy, Mass.
Taylor is the senior member of the Colby faculty, being still at the head of
the Latin Department, which position he has filled so acceptably for many
years. Dunn is business manager of the Dunn Edge Tool Company, manufacturers of
scythes, axes, and other edge tools at Oakland Maine. His home is in
Thus after more than forty-three years from graduation, nine men, or two-thirds
of the class, are living and active in the affairs of life.
One of the four trustees of the estate of the late Joseph Pulitzer, publisher
of the New York World, is Barrington Putnam, Justice of the Supreme
Court of New York.
Correspondent: W W. PERRY.
Directly after the close of the Civil War, classes in Colby were very small.
There were twelve who entered in the fall of 1868. Four left at the end of the
first year, some of them for other colleges. Of the eight who graduated all are
living at last accounts, and in fairly good health. If living and well at the
next Commencement--their fortieth anniversary--they will make a special effort
to have a reunion. Those who graduated and their present addresses:
Rev. John Harris Barrows, Marblehead, Mass.
Rev. Elihu Burritt Haskell, Southbridge, Mass.
Rev. Thomas Gould Lyons, Lowell, Mass.
Rev. Howard Rogers Mitchell, Waterville, Me.
Wilder Washington Perry, Camden, Me.
Rev. Alfred Sweetsir Stowell, Bristol, R. I.
Rev. Horace Wayland Tilden, D. D., Brookings, S. D.
Lewis Atwood Wheeler, Boston, Mass.
Of the four who entered with the class of 1872, but left before completing the
course, Eugene Kincaid Dunhar finished two years at Colby, then entered Brown
and graduated there. He is now a broker with an office on State Street, Boston.
John Day Smith after one year left Colby for Brown, from which he graduated. He
is now a judge at Minneapolis,Minn. Stephen Alfred Jones finished one year with
the class. He graduated from Dartmouth and is now in Los Angeles, Calif. The
fourth member, J. B. Atwood, of St. Albans, Mlaine, has passed away.
There were three special students who were with the class for a time: Edward
Newton Brann, J. B. Benson, and R. L. Lane.
Correspondent: PROF. NATH'L BUTLER.
University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Tlle class of 1873 was graduated from the college in the days when the
institution still felt the effects of the Civil War, and when the college
enrollment was very much less than one hundred. The class of '73 had less than
a dozen menahers, of whom it is hoped that in the next issue a more detailed
account can he given. Dr. Nathaniel Butler, Professor of Education at the
University of Chicago, and President of Colby from 1895 to 1901, has kindly
consented to act as correspondent for the class.
Correspondent: E. J. COLCORD.
481 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
A year ago the old class gathered thirteen strong for their thirty-fifth
birthday. Gray-head boys we had not seen in all these years looked curiously
into eyes and faces to find the old smile and the well remembered outlines we
still carried in memory. Hale and sturdy most of them appeared even with the
wear and tear writ in line and thinning feature and telling of gallant struggle
and brave wrestling with duty and business.
All tried to be jocular in the old manner, everybody was called by the old
remembered nickname, and Bill and Leslie and Charlie and John answered to their
names once more just as if it were old times and we were downy-cheeked
youngsters out for a lark. Even our soldier boys, Goldthwaite and Cox, last of
the Civil War heroes to enter Colby, forgot all about their early trials and
the strain of the years, and joined in the laugh with the loudest and the
gayest. We were all as happy as could be, and boys of sixty years never seemed
to grow young again more thoroughly than we as we partook of the generous
hospitality of Cornish, our reverend Judge.
One year and a half has seen but few changes in the roll call of the class. One
of our number, Charles F. Hall finest of fellows and best of friends loyal,
faithful, kindly, true, has gone from us. It seems like a coincidence that he
and I called together to talk with Prof. Hall on the day of our walk about the
town, and none of us thought that these two men of the same family name were
not to live for a year.
Dr. Cyrus Merriam was not with us but we learned that he is hard at it making
his way to financial success and to an honored place in the city of Spokane,
Rev. John H. Cox, who seemed a little frail at the reunion after his long and
trying illness, has since recovered his good health under the fine stimulus of
the winds of the Maine coast, where he has made his home, and is quite himself
again in spite of his heavy handicap of civil war experiences.
Prof. Edward H. Smiley has retired from his long labor as head of the Hartford
High School; no doubt quite ready to lay down the load of a heavy
responsibility to enjoy the rest well-earned by so many years of excellent
George W. Hall still remains in the employ of the government at Washington, D.
C., and we hear from all sources that he has been able to give a good account
of himself in the thirty odd years he has been in the business of the
Rev. Herbert Tilden we presume has carried out some of the plans he had in mind
when we last saw him. He was just as young and jovial then as when back in the
old days he used to welcome us to his room with his favorite joke of "Sit down,
boys, and rest your face and hands", as he told us of the many stirring things
he had been doing in the thirty-five years some of us had not looked into his
Dr. J. Oden Tilton seemed the greatest stranger of us all. It was the first
occasion he had met with us since we parted at the college doors and went forth
as boys into the fight of life. He was much the same as of old and we knew he
made an honorable place for himself in his chosen field of usefulness at
William Goldthwaite has found his long looked for delight in the simple life on
a farm in Chester, Vermont. Here he can rest and talk over thirty years spent
as a teacher in the schools of New York and New Hampshire.
Most of our boys seem to have found their places in life for which they were
best fitted and in these they have much more than met expectations. Somewhere
Gibbon says, "Happy is that nation whose annals are few." The same is true of
most men who have done the best service for the world, and in the simple record
of the boys of '75 we have the very best evidence of upright and noble
achievement. It is certainly a source of pride to be able to record that each
has done well and left only a story of undimmed luster and honest effort.
Edward J. Colcord is the principal of the Stuyvesant School, a strong
preparatory school in Brooklyn, N. Y.
The Boston Transcript of June 7th contained the following obituary of
Charles Francis Hall:
Charles Francis Hall, a lawyer and an authority on conveyances, died suddenly
last night while on his way to his home at 75 Hillsdale street, in the Cedar
Grove district of Dorchester. He took a train at the South Station apparently
in the best of health, but just before arriving at the Harrison Square station
he was suddenly stricken. When the station was reached the train was stopped
and a physician pronounced the man dead, stating that the cause of death was
Mr. Hall was born in Sebago, Me., and was sixty-one years old. After
completing his studies in the public schools he attended Colby College, and
then studied law at Harvard University for two years. For the past thirty-five
years he had practised in Boston, specializing in conveyancing. He was the
first president of the Dirigo Club, composed of natives of the Pine Tree State
and was a member of the Channing Club of which he was president in 1904; of
Macedonian Lodge, F. and A. M., of which he was past master; the Men's Club of
the Third Unitarian Church, Dorchester; the Massachusetts Bar Association; the
Lawyers' Club; Zeta Psi Fraternity, and Colby College Alumni. He is survived by
a widow, who was Miss Ellen Burgess of Dorchester.
In commenting editorially upon the retirement of Edward H. Smiley, for sixteen
years Principal of the Hartford, Conn., High School, the Hartford
Courant of July 6, 1911, says:
A noteworthy incident of the educational season that has just closed in this
city has been the retirement of Edward H. Smiley from the principalship of the
Hartford High School. It goes without saying that he steps down from that
responsible position with the good will and gratitude and the widespread regret
of the people whom he has served so faithfully since 1890-- for five years as
vice-principal and since 1895 as principal. The Hartford High School has long
been famous among the various institutions of its kind in New England. The pace
set years ago by the much-loved Principal S. M. Capron has been finely
maintained by his successors and the school has been pervaded by the traditions
of his successful management. Under Mr. Smiley the numbers of pupils have
vastly increased and the one doubt that The Courant has had as to the
school has been whether it wasn't becoming too big for any one person to
manage. Events have demonstrated that the weight of the load is certainly a
mighty burden. Scholars and teachers alike have been bound to Mr. Smiley by
ties of personal affection. He has given himself soul and body to his work and
tired out as he is he must find, nevertheless, great, perhaps adequate,
compensation in reviewing the years, noting the growth of the institution and
the success of so many of those whom he has started on their careers. Taking
the more hopeful youth of a community and giving them the training that will
fit them for college or for entering upon practical affairs is a task of the
largest responsibility. It affects in the long run the tone of the community
itself with which the young people so soon identify themselves and before long
lead and make. In all this work Mr. Smiley has been faithful and conscientious
and no one can say how highly useful. The whole city is his debtor.
Correspondent: DR. C. A. CHASE.
100 E. Va. Ave., Sta. E, Baltimore, Md.
The class of 1878 has revived the "class mail bag" established before
graduation, but discontinued for a time. The bag visits each member of the
class in turn, and is sent on its way with the latest news of the member and
his family. Dr. Chase, the class Secretary promises to share with the
Alumnus the contents of the mail bag when it reaches him, and we shall
look for interesting items from 1878 in the January issue.
Correspondent: REV. E. C. WHITTEMORE, D. D.
Dr. Everest Flood, Superintendent of the State Hospital at Monson, Mass., was
indecently. The most of Dr. Flood's professional life has been given to
institutional work and in it he has seen a success that few men are privileged
to realize. For several years he was the superintendent of the Hospital
Cottages for Children at Baldwinsville Mass., and then built up the great
institution that Dr. H. W. Page, Colby '80, has since conducted to enlarged
Since going to the Monson Hospital Dr. Flood has made of it a practically new
institution. His management soon won the enthusiastic confidence of the State
and grants by the Legislature for new buildings and departments followed. Over
nine hundred patients are now in the hospital and about two hundred persons are
employed in the many departments of its work. It is one of the best
institutions in the country for the treatment and cure of epilepsy.
Mr. Allen P. Soule of Hingham whose steady business is looking out for the
interests of Colby, but who manages the New England affairs of the American
Book Company as a side line, was in the city not long ago. Incidentally he
visited his son, a student of the college and one of its athletes. Another of
Mr. Soule's sons after graduation at Colby became a Rhodes scholar at the
University of Oxford.
A great deal of interest is excited in the competition under the Lyford and
Murray Prizes for public speaking and debating. These prizes have been of great
value both to the College and the competing schools. Occasionally some
newspaper assigns the donors of these prizes to some other classes, but let it
be well understood that Will Hartwell Lyford of Chicago and George Edwin Murray
of Lawrence are both members of the class of eighteen hundred and
This writer is in receipt of a letter from Dr. Percy Warren, of Bangor
inquiring how the class can do something for the advantage of the College--in
addition, of course, to being the class of '79,--and making certain suggestions
and a liberal offer to that end.
Rev. George Merriam, pastor of the Bethany Church of Skowhegan, was the host of
the Maine Baptist Convention at Skowhegan in October, and he was a host,
indeed. At one time during the meetings four members of '79 strayed into the
same pew. They were Merriam, Hunt, Owen and Whittemore. It is a great thing to
be located so as to meet frequently one's classmates and to keep up the old
At its last meeting '79 reselected Pres. George Edwin Murray of Lawrence, and
Sec. Hon. Willis Albert Joy, of Grand Forks, North Dakota.
With November, Rev. Edwin C. Whittemore begins his thirteenth year as pastor of
the First Baptist Church of Waterville.
Correspondent: PROF. G. R. BERRY.
Colgate University, Hamilton, N. Y.
Burleigh S. Annis has been for several years connected with the Chattanooga
Roofing and Foundry Company of Chattanooga, Tenn. His residence is in
William H. Snyder is Principal of the High School at Hollywood, Calif.
Rev. W. W. Cochrane contributes two chapters on Shan history and literature to
a recent volume entitled Shans at Home, published in London. Mr.
Cochrane is a missionary of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society and is
stationed in Burma.
Correspondent: R. A. METCALF.
36 W. 37th St., New York City.
The class of '86 graduated twenty-five men. At the twenty-fifth reunion of this
class fifteen men responded to the roll call, only one member of the class,
Fred Grant Dunne, having died in the period of twenty-five years.
Charles Corey Brown is a successful fruit grower in California. When he found
that he could not arrange to be present in person at the class reunion he sent
a message of greeting to his classmates and with it a box of extra fine
selected oranges from one of his groves. These oranges suitably displayed on
the banquet table represented the year in which this class was sent out into
the world to raise oranges, heal the sick and teach the young idea how to
Two members of the class received honorary Degrees on Commencement Day. They
were George Perley Phoenix, upon whom was conferred the Degree of Doctor of
Science, and Edwin Williston Frentz, upon whom was conferred the Degree of
Master of Arts. It is well known by people who are half way informed that Mr.
Frentz is Associate-Editor of the Youth's Companion , an Dr. Phoenix is
Vice-Principal of Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia.
Correspondent: REV. WOODMAN BRADBURY, D. D.
Walter Bates Farr, Esq., is on the legal staff of the United Shoe Machinery Co.
This company is under fire just at present, on the ground that it is a monopoly
in restraint of trade; but Mr. Farr is confident that the Company's record and
spirit are misunderstood by the public.
Irving O. Palmer, as Master of the Technical High School of Newton Mass., has
charge of one of the most modern and best equipped schools in the United
Rev. Woodman Bradbury, D. D., in commemoration of ten years of pastoral service
at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge, Mass., was given a purse of
gold and a vacation of fifteen weeks. With his wife and daughter he travelled
in Switzerland, Germany and France, and preached for six Sundays in some
important pulpits in London and other cities of England.
Correspondent: PRIN. F. W. JOHNSON.
The class of 1891 held its twentieth anniversary at the recent commencement,
being the guests of Norman L. Bassett at the Cornish Cottage at Lake
Cobbossecontee. The following sixteen of the twenty-nine members of the class
were present:--Norman L. Bassett Augusta, Maine, George R. Campbell, Augusta,
Maine, Lyndon L. Dunham, Brattleboro, Vt., William Fletcher, Waterville, Maine,
Dana P. Foster, Waterville, Maine, George A. Gorham, Houlton, Maine, Franklin
W. Johnson, Chicago, Ill., Charles Leadbetter, Elliot Maine, Fred A. Luce,
Greenwich, Conn., Edward B. Mathews, Baltimore, Md., Herbert L. Morse, Troy, N.
Y., Chas. S. Pease, Adams, Mass., William A. Smith, Suffield, Conn., Herbert R.
Purinton, Lewiston, Maine, Leland P. Sturtevant, Fairfield, Maine, Edwin C.
Teague, Hebron, Maine.
Only one member of the class has died since leaving college, A. Bradley Cottle
who died shortly after being admitted to the practice of law in Houlton, Maine.
In his memory and as an expression of continued loyalty to the college,
subscriptions were taken up at the reunion amounting to twelve hundred dollars
to be known as the "Cottle Memorial Fund." It is expectedthat other
subscriptions yet to be made will add considerably to this amount. The income
of this fund is to be used for the purchase of new books for the library.
When the members of the class parted with pledges to meet again in 1916, it was
little thought that the name of another member present would be marked with a
star in the next printed list of the class. Dana P. Foster died from a sudden
attack of heart failure. Although this event may not have been unexpected by
the immediate friends, it came as a startling shock to those who had seen
little of him in recent years and thought of him only as the vigorous athletic
man whom we had known in college days. On leaving college, Foster entered Yale
Law School and after receiving his degree there returned to Waterville where he
practiced law until his death, having achieved an honorable position among the
members of his profession in Kennebec County. By a singular coincidence, at the
very hour of his death, he was entertaining in his home his classmate, Whit
Parsons, now a lawyer in Minneapolis, who had been his most intimate friend
both at Colby and at Yale.
Edward B. Mathews dropped in for luncheon with the writer one day late in
September on his way to attend a conference of Mining Engineers in San F
rancisco as a representative of the Johns Hopkins University, in which he holds
a professorship in the department of Geology.
Arthur K. Rogers, who, after receiving his doctor's degree at the University of
Chicago, was for a number of years Professor of Philosophy at Butler College,
Indianapolis, was appointed in 1910 head of the department of Philosophy in the
University of Missouri Columbia, Mo. In this rapidly developing state
institution, another Colby man, Robert S. Philbrick, class of 1897 is the head
of one of the Engineering departments.
Norman L. Bassett, with his wife, spent the months of July and August in a trip
through England, Scotland, and Holland. Those who were in college at the time
will recall that in 1890 Norman made his historical trip to Boston.
Major Otis W. B. Farr, U. S. A. (West Point '93), paid a hurried visit to the East, recently. He is now located at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Correspondent: H. W. FOSS.
The Kelley School, Cambridge, Mass.
Addresses of some of the members of the class:
Albert S. Cole, Superintendent of Schools, North Dartmouth, Mass.
Richard Collins, Physician, 837 Main St., Waltham, Mass.
Henry W. Dunn, Attorney-at-Law 101 Milk St., Boston.
Charles B. Fuller, Physician, 826 Main St., Waltham, Mass.
Everett L. Getchell, George Putnam School, 23 Allston St., Dorchester Mass.
Harry E. Hamilton, Business, Greenfield, Mass.
Walter L. Hubbard, Stickney & Babcock Coal Co., 28 Prentiss St., Bangor,
Carlton E. Hutchinson, Business, 13 Currier Ave., Haverhill, Mass.
John B. Merrill, Woonsocket High School, 38 Highland St., Woonsocket R. I.
Frederick M. Padelford, Professor of English, University of Washington,
Fred W. Peakes, Pastor of Glendale Baptist Church, Everett, Mass.
James M. Pike, Superintendent of Schools, Calais, Maine.
Charles E. Sawtelle, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Needham, Mass.
Charles W. Turner, Silver Burdett & Co., 1328 Arch St., Philadelphia.
Harry T. Watkins, Superintendent of Schools, Reading, Mass.
Correspondent: F. G. GETCHELL.
107 Belmont St., Somerville, Mass.
John Erwin Stephenson, and Mary Caroline Evans, both of '98, were married in
the early summer at Fairfield, Maine. They will reside in Butte, Montana.
Dr. Elmer E. Hall recently visited his former home in Baring, Maine, for the
first time since his graduation. He was accompanied by his wife and four
children. He is engaged in general practice at South Little Falls, Minnesota.
In the death of Norman Keith Fuller on March 29, 1911, Colby lost one of her
most loyal sons. Mr. Fuller was born in Fairfield on August 27, 1875. His
preparatory education was received at Coburn Classical Institute. On
graduation, he taught for a time, then studied law in the offfice of Charles F.
Johnson of Waterville, and was admitted to the bar in 1901. From that time
until the illness which resulted fatally, he practised law in Waterville. He
was a member of the Board of Education; was City Treasurer in 1906-7; and in
March, 1910, was elected Mayor of Waterville. Death resulted from a prolonged
illness of typhoid fever. A widow and three children survive him.
The class of 1902 is making arrangements for its decennial reunion at the next
Colby Commencement. The movement was launched by W. W. Drew who conducted a
poll of the class for the election of a general committee which is to have the
whole affair in charge. The result of the vote was the selection of H. C.
Libby, chairman, A. L. Goodwin, and for the women of the class, Nellie Lovering
Rockwood. This committee has been in correspondence with the class in an effort
which has been more or less successful to rally every classmate to the
decennial in 1912. Letters that have been sent out and to which no replies have
been recelved should be promptly attended to by members of the class receiving
them. Promptness in this respect will do wonders in making the reunion
Angier L. Goodwin is an attorney in the offices of Wyman & Cushman, Exchange
Building, Boston, Mass.
Guy W. Chipman is a member of the teaching staff of the Friends' Central
School, Philadelphia. During the past summer he conducted a small private
family camp for young boys, called "Camp Minnewawa," located on Little Sebago
Lake, Gray, Maine.
Alexander H. Mitchell is Headmaster of the Mitchell Military Boys' School
Billerica, Mass. M. C. Mitchell, '62 the founder of the school and Master is
the father of A. H. Mitchell.
George S. Stevenson is principal of Coburn Classical Institute, Waterville. By
wise methods of administration Principal Stevenson is advancing Coburn to one
of the foremost positions among the New England preparatory schools. Best of
all, Coburn graduates enter Colby.
A. C. Bunemann is located at 1942-44 Lynch St., St. Louis, Mo., conducting a 5
and 10 cent store.
Martin H. Long is an attorney and counlselor at law, now located at
Jacksonville, Fla., 213-214 Law Exchange Building.
N. V. Barker is an instructor in Latin in Ricker Classical Institute,
W. W. Drew is with the American Book Company, located in East Aurora, N. Y.
C. C. Koch is pastor of the Baptist Church, Washburn, Maine. During the recent
Maine Baptist convention, held in Skowhegan, Koch spent part of a day in
Waterville, attended the chapel services, and looked up some of his
H. C. Libby is superintendent of the public schools of Waterville, and is an
Instructor in Argumentation in Colby as well as Registrar of the college.
H. E. Pratt is principal of the Pittsfield (Mass.) High School.
R. C. Bean is on the staff of teachers in the Girls' Latin School, Boston. Bean
was recently married.
Letters addressed to the following members of the class have been returned: B.
O. Jones, H. S. Ryder, R. T. Johnson, C. A. Richardson. If anyone of the class
can give the correct addresses of these men, the secretary should be notified
The following is a list of the class with their present known addresses.
Changes should be noted by classmates and the Secretary notified:
Noah V. Barker, Houlton, Me.
Ralph C. Bean, Boston, Mass.
Guy W. Chipman, Friends' Central School, 15th and Race Sts., Philadelphia,
Lew C. Church, 504-507 Oneida Block, Minneapolis, Minn.
W. W. Drew, East Aurora, N. Y.
J. H. B. Fogg, 55 Congress St., Boston, Mass.
Angier L. Goodwin, 53 State St., Boston, Mass.
Herbert L. Gray, 322 West 22nd St., New York City.
Frank P. Hamilton, Law Exchange Building, Jacksonville, Fla.
Percival E. Hathaway, Norway, Me.
Bert O. Jones, Hampton Terrace, Fla.
Christian C. Koch, Washburn, Me.
John G. Larsson, Brockton, Mass.
Martin H. Long, Law Exch. Building, Jacksonville, Fla.
Charles F. McKoy, Bar Harbor, Me.
Alexander H. Mitchell, Billerica, Mass.
Max P. Philbrick, High School, Hartford, Conn.
Harry E. Pike, Ilion, N. Y.
Harry E. Pratt, Pittsfield, Mass.
Willard H. Rockwood, Waterville, Me.
Harry S. Ryder, Unknown.
L. G. Saunders, Stevens School, Hoboken, N.J.
Ossian F. Taylor, Hampden, Me.
Fred W. Thyng, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
Linwood J. Workman, Southborough, Mass.
Henry A. Barber, 60 Lebanon St., Malden, Mass.
E. Howard Bennett, 530 Atlantic Ave., Boston, Mass.
Augustus C. Buneman, 1727 Carondelt Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
J. E. Crawshaw, 5 Carroll St., Worcester, Mass.
Hall C. Dearborn, Hampden, Me.
William Farwell, Thorndike, Me.
Edward H. Fletcher, Unknown.
Francis Haggerty, Unknown.
Herbert W. Hall, Bowdoinham, Me.
Reuben T. Johnson, Unknown.
Roy A. Kane, Doubleday, Page & Co., New York City.
Herbert C. Libby, Waterville, Me.
George W. McCombe, Sanford, Me.
Charles A. Richardson, Unknown.
George S. Stevenson, Waterville, Me.
George G. Tuttle, 2806 Washington Boulevard, Chicago.
Harris S. Woodman, Monmouth, Me.
Correspondent:C. A. LEWIS.
Fairfield Pub. Co., Fairfield, Maine.
Elmer W. Allen, after engaging for several years in the insurance business in
Waterville and Oakland with success, was forced by ill-health to give up his
business and is now living on a farm in Monmouth, Me.
Fred M. Allen is engaged in newspaper work in Worcester, Mass.
Harold C. Arey is a student at the Medical School of Maine.
Charles W. Atchley is a successful lawyer in Waterville, Me.
John W. Bartlett is a mining engineer in Arizona, and is considered one of the
rising young engineers of the state.
Roger F. Brunel is an instructor in chemistry at Syracuse University.
Sheppard E. Butler is employed in newspaper work in Chicago.
Cecil M. Daggett is associated with the Horace Purinton Company, General
Contractors, Waterville, Me.
Lionel E. Dudley is a successful physician at Maplewood, Me.
William H. Hawes is one of the promising young lawyers of Skowhegan, Me.
Leland P. Knapp is principal of the Rockland, Me., High School.
C. A. Lewis is treasurer of the Fairfield Publishing Company, Fairfield, Me.
Lewis G. Lord is associated with his brother-inlaw in the leading restaurant
business of Waterville.
Philip G. Richardson is a dealer in real estate, Denver, Colo.
Leon C. Staples is Superintendent of Schools, Portland, Conn.
Louis C. Stearns is a lawyer in Bangor, Me.
Carleton W. Stewart is teaching school in Rockport, Maine.
George T. Sweet is practicing law in Los Angeles, Calif.
William M. H. Teague is Superintendent of Schools, Warren, Me.
George W. Thomas is teaching and studying law in Helena, Mont.
Nathaniel Tompkins is a lawyer in Houlton, Me.
Wendell C. Washburn is foreman of a gasoline engine works in Wollaston, Mass.
Allison M. Watts is pastor of the Baptist Church at North Haven, Me.
Addresses unknown: Arthur D. Cox, Walter L. Glover.
Correspondent: A. M. FRYE.
24 Pearl St., Worcester, Mass.
Anson L. Tilson has recently been advanced from Assistant Steward to Steward of
Hotel Walcott, New York City.
Alfred M. Frye is Treasurer of the Red Heart Chemical Company of Worcester,
Mass. This company has recently moved from 31 Mercantile St. to new quarters at
24 Pearl Street.
The class of 1906 celebrated the fifth anniversary of graduation last June by
issuing a neat pamphlet record of its achievements. It is a thrilling document.
Copies can be obtained from the the college librarian by those interested.
In the past four months the following changes have occurred:
E. C. Lincoln has resigned his principalship at the North Andover Grammar
School and is devoting himself to literature. He has already achieved some
success in this line.
On October 5, a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Craig.
W. S. Stevens and Miss Edyth Frost of Unity, Maine were united in marriage
recently. Stevens is Assistant in Economics at the University of Penn.
Everybody knows what "Jack" Coombs has been doing. His friends congratulate him
heartily on his deserved success.
Correspondent:.V. R. JONES.
State College, Penn.
F. W. Lovett is with A. M. Smith & Co., 33 Commercial Street, Boston, Mass. His
home is at 13 Hudson St., Somerville, Mass.
John Hatch, ex-'08, was graduated from the United States Military Academy at
West Point in June. He stood sixteenth in a class of nearly one hundred. He is
now with the Field Artillery, and is located at Fort Sill, Okla.
C. C. Dwyer is County Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. for Cheshire County with
headquarters at Keene, N. H.
V. R. Jones is teaching in the Department of German at the Pennsylvania State
College, Pemlsylvania, where he expects to receive his Master's degree next
J. T. Mathews is with the Staples Coal Company, Boston, Massachusetts. He was
married in July to Miss Florence Stanley of Boston.
Correspondent:.C. D. CHAPMAN
1716 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Mass.
G. C. Anderson is taking graduate work in English at Harvard.
L. O. Merrill is teaching in the High School, Berwick, Me.
Joseph Chandler is at Johns Hopkins University.
Ralph Davis and F. H. Rose are students at the Newton Theological
W. G. Foye is pursuing graduate studies in geology at Harvard.
Monroe Young is with the Boys' Department of the Y. M. C. A. in New York
Leon Guptill is a student in the Law School of George Washington University,
Washington, D. C.
Austin Shaw and Leo Trask are in their third year at the Medical School of
Johns Hopkins University.
N. E. Wheeler is Senior Demonstrator in Physics at McGill University, where he
received the degree of Master of Science last June. He is now studying for his
Ph. D. degree.
Oscar Tubbs is Principal of the Winslow, Maine, High School.
Thomas J. Seaton, ex-'09, is in British Columbia working on a railroad
Clark D. Chapman is at the Harvard Law School.
F. O. Dean is studying law in the office of Johnson & Perkins Waterville
Correspondent: ISAAC HIGGINBOTHAM.
Newton Centre, Mass.
As the youngest class among the Alumni of Colby, having graduated only last
June, we are naturally greatly interested in our Alma Mater, and look with
great favor upon this new method of keeping in touch with the college, its
alumni, and especially our own classmates. It is not to be expected, howevcr,
in the small space of time that we have been out in the world, that we have
accomplished very much.
We look back with pleasure and a certain pride to our Commencement just a few
months ago, and we feel fortunate that the trustees and faculty inaugurated
those customs which lent so much dignity and impressiveness to the occasion.
In reply to the letters sent out by the class correspondent, there were only a
little over one-half of the class that responded. It is hoped that the rest
will speedily send the required information to the correspondent.
The following will give you some idea as to what the members of the class are
Blake has the privilege that so many of us do not enjoy of being near the
college. He is Sub-master of the Waterville High School and is living at his
home in Oakland.
Clark has taken on new responsibilities. No, he isn't married yet, but he is
pastor of two Free Baptist Churches in Westfield, Me., and that is enough for
Cole is also at Waterville, having accepted a position with L. T. Boothby & Son
Co., General Ins. Agents. He expects to remain in the insurance business, and
has insured his future happiness by announcing his engagement to Miss Elsie M.
Lakin, of Waterville.
Kidder is Principal of the High School at Hallowell, Me.
Nash is Assistant Secretary of the Railroad Y. M. C. A., Waterville, Me. This
gives him a splendid opportunity to keep in touch with the doings on the
Patterson has a position as foreman in the American Electrical Process Co.,
Perry is with the Detroit, Mich., Y. M. C. A., where he has a Fellowship. He is
taking a thorough course in the work of the Y. M. C. A. Secretary, and at
present is working for the Men and Religion Movement. He expects to study at
some theological seminary next year.
Pullen is the Principal of the High School at Clinton, Me.
Richardson is meeting with success as salesman for Hall & Locke Co., books,
etc., Boston, Mass.
Shepherd is still clinging to his newspaper work and seems to have got the
habit. He is City Editor of the Waterville Morning Sentinel, Waterville,
Stacey is Ass't Gen. Mgr. of the Inter-City Tea Co., Columbus, Ohio. He says he
is much pleased with his prospects in Ohio, and is ambitious to earn the title
of "Coffee King."
Higginbotham is at Newton Theological Institution, Newton Centre, Mass. There
are now seven former Colby men at the institution. He has recently accepted a
call to the Hill Memorial Baptist Church of Allston, Mass.
All who have answered have a good word for The Colby Alumnus. The
correspondent will be glad to receive any information as regards the members of
the class, and will be especially interested to receive any plans to propose to
Ervin is still sticking to the clothing business, having gone in with the Heald
Clothing Co., of Waterville, Me., as part owner. He is engaged to Miss Caroline
Noyes of Waterville. Congratulations!