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Dummer 

Academy 



February Number 
1913 



THE AECHON 



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♦ ♦ Contents ♦♦ 



Literary 

The First Film .... 3 

A Thanksgiving Dinner . . 7 

The Nerve of Pewee Jones . 8 

Wasted Lives .... 13 

Alumni Notes 9 

The Sesqui Centennial . . 11 

Home Life 12 

Locals 15 

Editorial 16 

Athletics 18 

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THE ARCHON 

Published Monthly in the Interests of the 
Students of Dummer Academy 



Vol. 1 New Series 



FEBRUARY, 1913. 



No. 1 




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THE FIRST KILN 



Mr. Dunham, president of the 
Cottville Brick and Tile Company, 
was evidently very impatient, as he 
sat drumming on the desk with his 
fingers and vigorously puffing a 
strong cigar, on a certain morning 
in the latter part of August. Every 
once in a while he glanced out of 
the window as if he were expecting 
some one. At last he could stand it 
no longer. 

"What in thunder do you suppose 
can be keeping him?" he exclaimed 
to two men who sat on the opposite 
side of his desk. 

One of these, Mr. Thompson, the 
treasurer and secretary of the com- 
pany, merely glanced up for a mo- 
ment from his magazine, for he had 
never known Dunham when he was 
not impatient. The other man, Mr. 
Hepple, a shrewd business man, who 
was the largest stockholder in the 
company, reassured him for the 
twentieth, time that Mr. Burns 
would be here by ten o'clock. 

"Well," replied Mr. Dunham, "if 
he is going to be on time he has 
got just exactly five minutes to do 
it in." 



At that moment the door of the 
outer office opened, and a short, 
dark man, with a business-like air 
walked in. Mr. Dunham rose hasti- 
ly and grasped the man's hand with 
a cordial shake, after which he in- 
troduced him to the others. Then 
all four of them went into the pri- 
vate office, and after cigars had been 
lighted Mr. Dunham began. 

"Well, sir, we may as well get 
right clown to business at once. I 
saw Mr. Gates a week ago and he 
said that you were just the sort of 
man we were looking for, so that 
is why I telegraphed you to come. 
The job I have to offer you is a 
tough one, but if you can meet the 
requirements there is a good salary 
attached to it. 

"To begin with, we've got a brick- 
yard here that has one of the finest 
shale banks in the state on it. Be- 
yond that, there is not much to be 
said for it, — in fact, the property is 
nearly a total wreck; the kilns are 
tumbling down, the machinery is 
getting rusty, and — well, you can 
see for yourself later. The last man- 
ager we had here knew about as 



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much about running a brick-plant as 
I do about flying. JSTow what I want 
you to do is to take and remodel the 
whole plant and put it on a paying- 
basis. We have just issued some 
new stock and so have money enough 
in the treasury to start in right 
away." 

"Well," replied Mr. Burns, "I 
can't say whether I will accept or 
refuse your offer until I have taken 
a good look about the plant, so let 
us go out and see the place." 

An hour later they came back, 
having made a thorough inspection 
of the property, and had a long talk, 
and when the conference broke up 
it was settled that Burns was to take 
the position. 

By the end of a month, although 
by far the greater part of the work 
still remained to be done, much had 
been accomplished, so Burns sent 
Mr. Dunham word that he would 
like to have him come up and see 
what progress had been, made. Mr. 
Dunham arrived the next morning 
and the two went carefully over the 
whole plant. When they got back 
to the office, Mr. Dunham seemed 
not altogether pleased with what he 
had seen, and finally he said to 
Burns, "1 don't know as I quite ap- 
prove of some of the things you have 
done, Burns; for instance, putting 
in those two new grinding-pans in 
the mill. That was an expense that 
I should think was unnecessary. 
Wouldn't those old ones have done?" 

"Decidedly not," replied Burns; 
"why, I'll be lucky if I can sell those 
for scrap iron. We might just as 
well understand each other right 
now. If you want me to put up a 
modem brick plant, of course there 
is bound to be considerable expense, 
which will, however, be more than 
paid back as soon as we get running. 
I tell you if you build a brick-plant 
a I all it has got to be a modern one, 
or it won't pay." 



"But at this rate we will not have 
money enough to tide us over until 
you can start making brick. I've been 
all over this matter, but, from the 
way we are running up expenses, I 
see that my idea of a good brick-yard 
and yours differ. The plain fact is 
our money will not hold out at the 
rate you are going on." 

"Then issue more stock. This is 
a thing that is going to pay, and it 
won't take men a great while to find 
it out." 

"I don't want to do that unless I 
am absolutely compelled to." 

"Well, Mr. Dunham, if you want 
me to erect a brick-plant here that 
will pay, I'm afriad vou will have 
to." 

When Mr. Dunham left that night 
he was dissatisfied, though he didn't 
quite know why. Then he got to 
thinking of the possibility of Burns' 
failing to make a success of the un- 
dertaking. Already he had many 
thousands of dollars invested in the 
plant, and the consequences of 
Burns' failing were not pleasant to 
think of. 

This feeling of dissatisfaction 
grew, when on the second morning 
after his return, he received a letter 
from Burns, with a large list of ex- 
penditures for the past two weeks. 
The next day he called a meeting of 
the stockholders and told them that 
it would be necessary to issue ten 
thousand dollars worth more of 
stock. A few declined to subscribe 
to any more, as they said they had 
risked enough already, bul the 
needed amount was finally raised, 
Mr. Dunham taking out four thous- 
and dollars' worth himself. 

Soon work was begun on the new 
kilns. Then Burns found himself 
facing new difficulties, for help was 
scarce, and what could be got were 
poor workers. 

All this time the thought kept 
preying on Mr. Dunham's mind that 



THE AKCHCM 7 

if Burns did not make good he would "Well," he added, getting up from 

have practically all of his money his chair, "I must be going, as I 

sunk in the brick plant without any only came up to get this load of 

hope of recovery. He began to get worry off my mind. I'll be down 

nervous, and at last, when he could again, with Mr. Thompson and Mr. 

stand the strain no longer, he took Hepple, when you start up the ma- 

a train clown to Cottville, and went chinery. Meantime, be careful, old 

up directly to the yard where he man, for I cannot afford to lose the 

greatly surprised Burns, who was money I have put into this thing/ 7 

sitting in the office. After Mr. Dunham had gone, 

"Why on earth didn't you let me Burns sat fully half an hour, smok- 

know you were coming ?" the latter ing cigarettes and pondering on what 

began. "I could have met you at the president had said. He had never 

the station." thought of but one side of the mat- 

"Well," Mr. Dunham said, "I real- ter, and that was that he was going 

iy don't know myself why I came ud, to succeed. At last he arose, threw 

but I've felt very nervous the past away his cigarette and said to him- 

week." self, "So he is afraid I may not suc- 

"Over what?" ceed, is he? Well, I'll show him, if 

"Why I might as well say it and it's the last thing I ever do." 

get it out of my system, so here it is. From that day on, Burns was a 

You must be aware, Mr. Burns, that different man. Whereas, before, he 

I have a good deal of money invested always went around with a word of 

in this company ; more than I should encouragement for every one, now he 

care to lose." scarcely spoke to anybocjy, and when 

"But I don't see how you are going he did what he said was short and 

to lose it. Why, we'll be making sharp. He began to realize that if 

brick inside of three weeks, and then he should fail people would talk and 

the money that we have paid out will point at him as the man who had 

begin to run in." ruined Mr. Dunham. 

"Yes, it will, supposing " On the day when he started to 

"Supposing what?" make brick Mr. Dunham came up, 

"That you can produce the brick, with Thompson and Hepple, to see 

of standard quality." how things were going. Every thing 

"Surely you don't think that I am went right but, although neither 

going to fail." Burns nor Mr. Dunham said much, 

"No, or I wouldn't have invested the former could plainly see that Mr. 

so much money. But you know there Dunham was still apprehensive of 

is alwavs a possibility of failure, and the outcome. 

some how or other it has been that When the visitors were about to 
possibility which has been troubling leave that evening. Burns said, "It 
me for the last week. Eemember, will be just about fifteen days, gen- 
Mr. Burns, that it is other people's tlemen, before we can open up our 
money that you are handling, and I first kiln of brick. I will wire you 
expect you to be just as careful of it in time, so that you can come up." 
as if it were your own, if not more As soon as that first kiln was lit, 
so. Think what the consequences Burns practically lived at the brick- 
will be if you fail, and your first yard. He had a bed put up in the 
test of success or failure will be engine^ room and sent out one of the 
your first kiln of brick. You must men for his meals. He did almost 
not take any chances. the whole work of firing the kiln 



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himself. All of the men began to 
think that he was too jealous to let 
any one else do it. He stayed right 
near the kiln for eighteen hours ont 
of every twenty-four, in some of the 
coldest and roughest weather. He 
would hardly speak to anyone, but 
several times some of the men had 
heard him muttering to himself, "Fll 
show him; 111 show him/' By the 
end of a week, his eyes were sunk 
deep in their sockets and were out- 
lined with dark purple rings. Some 
of the men urged him repeatedly to 
let them attend to the kiln while he 
rested, but he would not. Little 
did they know that when Mr. Dun- 
ham had spoken to Burns about his 
handling other people's money the 
latter had taken a fixed resolve to 
make good, as though the words had 
reflected on his honor. At least 
once in every hour he would go up 
on top of the kilns and measure the 
expansion rods which showed just 
when the proper temperature had 
been reached. At last the rod showed 
an expansion of almost eight inches, 
out of the required nine. 

As it drew near to the time to let 
the fires in the grate of the kiln die 
out, Burns became more and more 
restless and could scarcely wait. It 
was getting close to seven o'clock in 
the evening, and, as he had not 
looked at the expansion rods for some 
time, he climbed up on top of the 
kiln and measured them again. This 
time the expansion was just nine 
inches. He breathed a sigh of relief 
as he realized all that remained to be 
'lone now was to wait until the kiln 
should cool sufficiently to be opened. 

"That's the worst of it," he said, 
unconsciously talking to himself; 
"that week will seem a month. I am 
sure of success, and yet, — well, as 
Mr. Dunham said, there always is a 
chance of failure." He turned to go 
down the short ladder which led up 
to the kiln, hut it had been raining 



that dav and the rounds of the iron 
ladder were slippery, and as he 
placed one foot on the ladder he 
slipped and fell headlong over the 
side of the kiln. 

One of the men heard him fall 
and ran over to the kiln. He picked 
him up unconscious, and with the 
help of another man, he got him into 
the office, where a doctor was tele- 
phoned for. Just as the doctor got 
there, about fifteen minutes later, 
Burns opened his eyes and groaned. 

After a hasty examination, the 
doctor turned to the men and said, 
"He has broken his leg and may be 
injured internally ; so I think he had 
better be taken at once to the hospi- 
tal." 

With their help he got the injured 
man placed as comfortably as possi- 
ble in his automobile, and on arriv- 
ing at the hospital the broken leg 
was immediately set. 

When Burns awoke late the next 
morning, he asked at once to see the 
doctor. As soon as the latter came 
into the room, Burns told him to 
send a telegram at once to Mr. Dun- 
ham, telling him what had happened, 
and bidding him to come up at once, 
as the kiln would be ready to open 
as soon as it cooled. The doctor 
promised to attend to this and Burns 
dropped off to sleep again. 

That night he developed a high 
fever, and when Mr. Dunham arrived 
next day, the doctor would not let 
him see the patient on account of his 
condition. For four days and nights 
the fever kept up, and the doctor be- 
gan to fear that if he could not bring 
down the temperature it might prove 
fatal. 

On the sixth day after the accident 
Mr. Dunham decided to open the 
kiln. So he sent for Mr. Thompson 
and Mr. Ilepple, who had not come 
n p with him at first, and as they got 
there before night they had time that 
day to open and inspect the kiln of 
brick. 



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That night slowly but surelv 
Burns' temperature began to fall, un- 
til by the next noon it was nearly 
normal, and the patient was feeling 
much better. In the middle of the 
afternoon the doctor came in, and 
going over to the bed where Burns 
was lying said, "Mr. Burns, do you 
feel able to see Mr. Dunham for a 
few minutes?" 

At once Burns was all animation, 
and he exclaimed eagerly, "Yes, yes, 
as soon as possible." 

In a few moments the door was 
opened again and Mr. Dunham came 
in and walked quickly over to Burns, 
who at once asked if the kiln had 
been opened yet. 

"Yes, we opened it yesterday," 
said Mr. Dunham : "and Burns, 
you've made good. Those were the 
finest bricks I ever saw." 

Burns didn't wait to hear more, 
but sank back on his pillow with 
a sigh of relief, muttering, "I knew 
I could do it. I knew it." 

p. G. D. 



THANKSGIVING DINNER 

"Bless this food, Lord, which 
Thou hast set before us." 

From the lower end of the table I 
slowly raised my head and looked 
around to see Unc' Jawge's face, em- 
bellished with an ear-to-ear grin. 
Below that ebony face was a big tur- 
key, brown, the skin done just so 
that it was crisp without being 
tough, decorated all over with greens, 
steaming and — But just then Unc ? 
Jawge set the turkey on the table. I 
wondered how long it would be be- 
fore a piece came to me. One, two, 
three, — eleven people to be helped ; 
then I might have a turn. Well, I 
would just look around and see if 
the old place had changed much. 

I had come home for Thanksgiv- 
ing. School was over for a week, 
so I had a chance to come all the 



way home, a chance that I had not 
bad before for a long time. The 
train had been late, and I had no 
sooner arrived than I was told I had 
but ten minutes before dinner. 
Vaguely wondering whether I would 
get a demerit if I were late, I made 
a hasty toilet and rushed down stairs 
just in time to go in with the rest of ' 
the family. Now, as I looked around 
the old dining-room, I found it just 
as I remembered it before. Outside, 
the last leaves were falling and a cold 
wind was blowing. I had left home 
in the summer time and the only 
changes were those that weather and 
season make. 

A plate was set down before me. 
Turkey ! Its delightful fragrance had 
filled me with a pleasant sensation 
even while I had been looking around 
and trying to stifle my impatience. 
Ah, how good it looked ! Up at the 
head of the table Uncle Bill was 
carving the last bit when a door 
opened and in came a procession 
bearing dishes of vegetables, — pota- 
toes, onions, tomatoes, and various 
other kinds. I wondered how much 
we were going to have before the 
banquet ended; if this were only the 
beginning, I would have to just sam- 
ple it and "save up" for other things. 
It did seem a shame that on this 
special day we could not eat all we 
wanted of everything, or that we 
could not have a part of the feast 
one day and a part the next. 

Gradually we finished the first 
course, some because they could eat 
no more, some because they wished 
to eat something of what was to fol- 
low, some because they did not wish 
to show the full extent of their appe- 
tite. I was in the last two classes. 
Then came mince and pumpkin pies, 
and plum pudding. While my uncle 
was burning the brandy from the 
plum pudding, the familv cat, who 
had been reposing peacefully near by, 
seemed to think it was time for her 



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to get into the game, and drawing 
near to the head of the table looked 
up with an expectant gaze. My uncle 
took a piece of bread, soaked it in 
the brandy, and tossed it to her. In 
a few minutes the cat began to show 
symptoms of intoxication. 

"Why, Bill," said my mother, 
"what is the matter with the cat?" 
Uncle Bill "fessed up" and was prop- 
erly reprimanded. 

What's this? Another course? Ice 
cream, too ! I could eat very little of 
that, because of the fact that I had 
approached my limit in the other 
courses. After this there were no 
more formal courses, the candy, 
fruit, nuts and raisins being placed 
around to be dipped into as one had 
capacity and inclination. 

A few minutes later Lncle Bill 
suggested that we change our minds 
and live to eat another dinner on 
Christmas day. "All in favor of not 
dying today, please rise,*' he said. We 
rose, unanimously. 

That was . the end of the best 
Thanksgiving dinner I ever had. I 
am back at school, grinding away at 
subjects which do not remotely sug- 
gest such festivities; but I do not 
have to use much imagination to see 
again the lights, the room, and the 
people gathered around the board, 
but the clearest picture I have is of 
Unc* Jawge's head, grinning above 
the turkey. 

E. b. c. 



THE NERVE OF 

PEWEE JONES 

It was the day of the St. John's — 
Colmar hockey match, and down on 
the rink the St. John's 'Varsity were 
having a last practice game with the 
-(•rubs. Again and again the regulars 
carried the puck down the ice, shoot- 
ing it almost at will past the scrub 
goal-tend. Finally, however, the 
scrubs stiffened, and suddenly shift- 



ing from defence to offence, they 
rushed the disc towards the 'Varsity 
net. The puck shot towards the goal 
and was blocked off by Pewee Jones, 
the goal-tend. 

Immediately a wild scramble en- 
sued for the possession of the rubber, 
in the midst of which a boy fell to 
the ice. Before he could rise, a skate 
passed over his hand, inflicting a 
slight cut, Pewee Jones saw the 
blood ooze forth, and felt a dizzy sen- 
sation coming over him; his legs 
slipped, and he fell in a dead faint. 

That night Coach Wilkins and 
Captain Dyer talked over plans for 
the morrow. 

"Funny how Jones fainted at the 
sight of a little cut," remarked the 
captain. "He told me afterwards that 
he had had a similar experience when 
he was a little kid and got his finger 
cut ; simply couldn't bear it." 

"Well," demanded the coach, more 
savagely, "suppose a man gets cut in 
tomorrow's game and Jones faints, — 
who'll we put in? Haven't got any- 
one else worth anything, have we ?" 

"I was thinking of that" answered 
Dyer. "I'll have a talk with Jones, 
and try to get him to see the impor- 
tance of having his nerve right with 
him all the time." 

The day of the game dawned crisp 
and sun-shiny, — ideal hockey 
weather, — and long before the game 
began spectators were lined along the 
side of the rink and were filling the 
small bleachers which had been put 
up at one side of it. 

Promptly at three o'clock the cap- 
tains of the respective teams met in 
the center of the ice, a coin was 
tossed and Dyer elected to defend the 
north goal. The centers took their 
positions, the referee dropped the 
puck between them, and the game 
was on. 

The Colmar man was the quicker 
of the two. and now the green and 
white line swept along towards the 



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11 



St. John's goal where the latter's de- 
fense repulsed them, and a man 
wearing the blue of St. John's got 
the puck and started back with it. 
The Colmar line being taken un- 
awares, were behind, but their cover- 
point now started to intercept him. 
Too late ! A pass across the ice to a. 
waiting team-mate, and the puck 
whizzed through the air and lodged 
in the net behind the Colmar goal- 
tend, while a big white "1" opposite 
St. John's on the score-board 
brought forth a mighty cheer. 

Again the puck was put in play, 
but neither team could score until 
the middle of the second period, 
when St. John's increased their score 
to two. This seemed to wake up the 
Colmar team, and they rushed the 
puck toward the blues' goal, where 
a wild melee took place; sticks were 



scraping away and shins were get- 
ting bruised, but the disc would not 
go into the goal. 

Suddenly Pewee Jones felt a sharp 
pain in his foot. He began to feel 
dizzy, but still he kept on his feet, 
saying to himself, "I've got to last 
it out, I've got to." Luckily the 
play was now away from the goal, 
and when, a few seconds later, the 
referee's whistle announced the end 
of the game, Pewee Jones calmly 
sat down on the ice and fainted 



away. 

Later, in the dressing-room, after 
having examined the foot, Coach 
Wilkins turned to the team and 
said, tensely, "If any one ever asks 
you what real nerve is, tell them 
about the chap that fainted at the 
sight of a cut finger and then played 
half a hockey frame with two toes 
crushed to a pulp!" • 




Note. — Items from former pupils 
about themselves or others are es- 
peciallv desired by this department. 

'29 * Elijah Parish Noyes still 
strong and as active as a much 
younger man, is a familiar figure in 
Byfield. Mr. Noyes is the oldest 
living graduate of Dummer and no 
one to meet him striding rapidly 
along would suspect him of being in 
his ninety-second year. 

'38 Daniel Dole Adams of New- 
bury is in very poor health this win- 
ter. 

'45 Hon. N, N, Withington of 



Newburyport still writes forceful ed- 
itorials for the Herald. 

'52 Among the pupils of Mas- 
ter Chute still living in this vicinity 
are : William Hale and George Pres- 
cott of Eowley, and George William 
Tenney of Georgetown. 

'60 George B. Blodgette lectured 
before the school most acceptably 
during the fall, on Byfield and Its 
Traditions. 

'07 Nat Ambrose has returned 
to Dartmouth to complete his 
course next June. 



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THE AKCHOINT 



'07 George Croston in business 
in Chicago, spent his Xmas with his 
family in Haverhill. 

'07 Donald Eedfern resigned his 
position here Xmas to engage in an- 
other line of work in Lynn. 

'08 Harry Hilton sent Xmas 
greetings from some point in Cen- 
tral America. 

'09 David Caldwell, who repre- 
sented ns on the track at the Olym- 
pic Games, is now at Cornell; he is 
in great form and will run for the 
B. A. A. this winter. 

'09 Ernest Carver was recently 
married and continues with the Gen- 
eral Electric Company in Schenec- 
tady, K Y. 

'10 Harold Brewer is captain of 
the Amherst "Aggie" football team 
for next year. 

'10 "Doc" Calef is now at Wor- 
cester Tech. 

12 Brown is at Dartmouth. 

Leonard Prentice who is taking a 
year abroad, reported from Italy at 
Xmas. 

Charles Somerby has recently been 
elected a director of the Newbury- 
port Public Library, this is an un- 
usual honor for so young a man. 

Eecent visitors of the Academy 
are, Hon. Eichard Stone '57, of Bos- 
ton, Harry Whipple, Eiverside, Cal., 
J. Leach, Danvers, Mr. and Mrs. 
George Champney, Lynnfield Cen- 
ter, Eobert Chandler, '12, from Wor- 
cester Tech., and Littig, Manley, 
Bodin, and J. Woodward, who were 
students here last vear. 



SCHOOL NOTES 

The most valuable service the Ar- 
i iion can render is to keep the 
friends of the school in touch with 
its lilV and plans and no pain- will 
he Bpared bo make ibis sen ice as ef- 
fective as possible. Those desiring 
information aboul matters in t lie re- 
cenl history of the school may also 



be served by addressing the Archon, 

The following lists are given to 
show the present organization of the 
school. 

Fred M. Ambrose, president of 
Board of Trustees, 70 Fifth Ave., 
Xew York. 

Alden P. White, Vice President, 
Salem, Mass. 

Frederick P. Cabot, Treasurer, 
530 Exchange Building, Boston, 
Mass. 

Jarvis Lamson, Trustee and 
Chairman of Executive Committee. 
92 Bedford St., Boston, Mass. 

Edward P. ISToyes, Trustee and 
Chairman Finance Committee, 40 
Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 

Ivan T. Eule, Secretary, New- 
buryoort, Mass. 

Edward P. Noyes, Winchester; 
John Pierce, New York ; J. N". Dum- 
mer, Eowley; Alfred Ordway, Brad- 
ford ;.E. B. George, Haverhill; Wm. 
H. Blood, Jr., Wellesley; William E. 
Castle, Jr., Boston; Eufus Adams, 
Salem; Francis A. Goodhue, Brook- 
line; Charles S. Ingham, South By- 
field. 

Society of the Soxs of Dummer. 
Officers for 1912—1913. President, 
Jarvis Lamson; vice-president, John 
P. Ingalls ; secretary, John B. 
Shearer; treasurer, Joseph N. Dum- 
mer; auditor, George H. Dole. 

The Dummer Allies — The first 
chapter of this society of friends 
and patrons, was organized in By- 
field in August, 1910; the second, in 
Newburyport in the early part of 
1911. The purpose of the society is 
to preserve Dummer Academy as a 
historical monument and to aid in 
extending its usefulness as a school. 

Officers of the Byfield Chapter — 
President, Miss Emma Hale, Eow- 
ley; secretary, Mrs. George Champ- 
aey, Lynnfield Center; treasurer. 
Miss Mary Caldwell, Byfield. 

Newburyport Chapter — President. 
Mis. David A nd rews ; vice-president, 



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13 



Miss Mary T. Spaulding; secretary, 
Ivan T. Eule, Esq.; treasurer, Mrs. 
M. S. Bernheirner ; directors, Miss 
Margaret dishing, Miss Georgiana 
Perkins, Miss Ellen Gillis Todd, 
Rev. Glenn Tilley Morse, Eev. Law- 
rence Hay ward. 



THE SESQUI 
CENTENNIAL 

The following circular has been 
sent to all former students. Now 
look out for details in the Archon 
and line up for Dummer ! 

The One Hundred and Fiftieth 
Anniversary of the foundation of 
Bummer Academy comes off March 
first, 1913. 

A reunion, which must necessarily 
be held in part out-of-doors is, for 
climatic reasons, obviously an im- 
possibility at the Academy in March. 

A dinner will be held in Boston 
on the anniversary, Saturday, March 
first, 1913, at 6.30 P. M. at the City 
Club, 9 Beacon St., Boston. 

In June the more formal com- 
memoration exercises will be held at 
the Academy. 

At both times, the presence of all 
former students is earnestly desired. 
If, for personal reasons which are 
controlling, your presence at but one 
time is possible, you are strongly 
urged to make choice of the June 
meeting at the Academy itself. 

The dinner in Boston will be al- 
together a family gathering, to look 
into the past, if you please, and re- 
joice in the age and honorable his- 
tory of our Academy, to renew our 
association and allegiance, to add to 
and stimulate our knowledge and in- 
terest in the Academy of today, to 
give assurance of our co-operation to 
make broadly representative and 
memorable the formal exercises of 
commemoration and rededication at 



our June celebration of the One 
Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary 
of our foundation. 

Plans for the dinner in Boston 
must be matured now in order to 
secure suitable accommodations. 
Those of us who live in this neigh- 
borhood, are, as a matter of course, 
charged with a greater responsibility 
for the success of our reunions. ISTo 
one man and no group of men can 
make the reunions a success with out 
the aid of all. It is "up to you" as it 
is "up to us" to give cordial and en- 
thusiastic co-operation, /that the con- 
ditional may be eliminated, and 
plans fully and promptly matured 
for a broad representative and suc- 
cessful reunion. 

Eemember there is only one One 
Hundred and Fiftieth. 

Will you be present at the Boston 
dinner March first, 6.30 P. M. ? Din- 
ner tickets, $2.00. 

Will you be present at the Acad- 
emy on Monday, June 9 th, 1913? 
Dinner tickets, $1.00. 

Aid us in completing plans by 
making your own plans definite and. 
remitting now. All remittances 
should be made payable to Sons of 
Dummer Academy. 

With whom are you in touch 
whom you wish to have present, and 
whom we may not reach? Write 
him now and send us his present ad- 
dress. 
Committee. 

J. H. Morse, Chairman. 

F. P. Cabot, 

O. Hubbard, 

J. IST. Dummer, 

J. B. Shearer, 

W. H. Bentley, Clerk. 
Address all correspondence to 
Eoom 56, 27 State Street., Boston, 
Mass. 



14 



THE AKCHOtf 



HOME LIFE 

Among the pleasant memories 
which we carried away to our vari- 
ous homes at Christmas, were our 
banquet and our Christmas tree. 
These were pleasures that were ap- 
preciated by all of us. 

On the Thursday before the holi- 
days we gathered in the dining- 
room for the Christmas banquet. 
During the dinner we had a talk by 
Doctor Ingham on "The Art of Din- 
ing," and another by Mr. Eule on 
"The Old English Christmas." Mr. 
Bentley gave a brief sketch on "What 
I would do if I were a boy again." 

At various times, telegrams, ad- 
dressed to Messrs. Marr, Poto, Ar- 
nold, Eedfern and others were read. 
These were much appreciated by the 
hearers, and sometimes by those to 
whom they were addressed. 

After the banquet we had our 
Christmas tree. The gifts were very 
appropriate and did credit to Miller 
and Poto, who had charge of this 
part of the work. 

Among the guests at our festivi- 
ites were Mrs. Andrews and Mr. 
Pule of Xewburyport, and Messrs. 
Bod in, Manly and Littig of the old 
boys. Mr. Cabot and Mr. Bailey 
were also invited, but were unable 
to be present. 

Our only dance of the term took 
place at Hallow'een. Coleman and 
Miller had charge, and carried the 
event through very well. The gym- 
nasium was very effectively decora- 
led and si lowed very good taste. The 
orchestra was also well chosen. 

There were about twenty-five 
eon pics present. The program was 
arranged by Mrs. Ingham, without 
whose help the dance could not have 
been ill.' success it was. 

Among the chaperons present were 
Mrs. Ingham. Mrs. Degeu and Mrs. 
Hummer. 



The whist parties given by Mrs. 
Ingham throughout the year, have 
proved a pleasure to all and have 

been greatly appreciated. 

On Thursday, the ninth of Janu- 
ary, we had another banquet, during 
the course of which several things 
were discussed. The main purpose 
was to plan a series of events which 
would make the term more interest- 
ing and which would be for the good 
of both the school and the students. 

Dr. Ingham spoke first on the sub- 
ject of "The Enthusiastic Man." His 
idea was that we must put our whole 
soul into any work which lies before 
us. He laid especial emphasis on 
the fact that we are here primarily 
to study and that should be the first 
thing to spend our enthusiasm on. 

Mr. Bentley said that he wanted 
to see everybody come up and get be- 
hind any plans which might be made 
and boost them hard. 

Mr. Jenkins ? idea was to form an 
Outing Club on the same principle 
as that at Dartmouth. 

Mr. Xagle and Mr. Ramsden saw 
no reason why Dummer, though a 
small school, should not have the 
same spirit as a large one. 

Various students then detailed 
some of their ideas. A Student 
Council was formed, consisting of 
three students and one of the mas- 
ters. 

On the following night, Lieut. 
John Alden Degan, of the 12th U. S. 
Cavalry, lectured on "The Army 
and Army Life." This was a new 
subject to all of us 3 and proved very 
interesting. 

Mr. Xagle has given two evenings 
of dramatic readings, which have 
been greatly enjoyed. 

B. B. C. 



THE AECHON 



15 



WASTED LIVES 



There are many people who waste 
their strength, their time, their 
talents, — in short, their lives, sim- 
ply because they never realize their 
value, never rise to the conception of 
their having been given them for a 
useful purpose. These men are the 
"no-accounts," who, if they are not 
an actual burden on the community, 
at least add nothing to its wealth 
and contribute nothing to make it 
a better place to live in. For these 
we feel no sympathy. Idle, thought- 
less, selfish, they deserve none. 

But there is a class of apparently 
wasted lives that are far sadder than 
these. There are men, — indeed, it 
is true, to a certain extent, of most 
men who take life seriously, — 
who are ever reaching out toward an 
ideal which seems ever to elude 
them. Though they never achieve, 
and apparently never can achieve, 
the object for which they are con- 
tinually striving, they keep cheer- 
fully on, with a determination 
worthy of some better cause, hop- 
ing against hope that some day suc- 
cess will crown their efforts. The 
hopelessness and the heroism of it 
are pathetic. 

Having followed our train of 
thought thus far it occurred to us 
to send out our cub reporter to in- 
terview a few great men by way of 
illustrating the point we have made. 
To the said cub reporter, with little 
experience of the world, the mem- 
bers of the Faculty seemed to be the 
greatest men in this community, if 
not in the world and he forthwith set 
about obtaining their experiences. 
Having never interviewed any one 
before, he naturally felt a little 
scared about the job so he decided to 
take Mr. Eedfern first, as he had 
always seemed approachable and 



tenderly considerate of the feelings 
of his pupils. 

Mr. Eedfern readily responded to 
the questions of the interviewer, and 
confessed that the most hopeless 
thing he had ever undertaken to do 
was to make a sail boat. When he 
was about fifteen years old, he sent 
away (the reporter forgets whether 
it was to the Youth's Companion or 
the Ladies' Home Journal), for a 
plan of a small dory. He worked 
for about eight months to complete 
the boat. It was some fifteen feet 
long, six feet wide, and four feet 
deep. To make the task harder, he 
put in a center board. When the 
boat was completed, he painted it 
green, and let it dry, which, of 
course, any sensible person would 
have done. After two weeks' drying, 
he thought he would launch it, but to 
his great dismay, he found that he 
could not get it through the bulk- 
head of the cellar, where it had been 
built, and says he, "to this very day 
it is in my cellar." He added that 
he had hoped that the heat of suc- 
cessive summers, combined with 
that of the furnace in the winter, 
would in time cause the boat to 
shrink sufficiently to get it out of 
doors. He is still hoping. 

Circumstances having delayed the 
publication of the Archof, the re- 
porter postponed any further inter- 
viewing for several weeks. Mean- 
time Mr. Eedfern departed and Mr. 
Nagle came to take his place. En- 
couraged by his pleasant smile, the 
cub interrogated him on the sub- 
ject, Mr. Nagle said that it had 
been his ambition for many years to 
learn to dance with that spirit and 
abandon that he had observed in 
some younger men. He was fond of 
hincing and lost no opportunity to 



16 



THE ARCHON 



indulge in it, but somehow he never 
could get out of that slow and state- 
ly movement which we are more ac- 
customed to associate with the min- 
uet than with the modern dance. 
Every time he went on the flood he 
would say to himself, "Now get a 
move on yourself, let yourself go," 
but somehow he had never yet been 
able to do it. 

For some reason best known to 
himself the reporter decided that 
Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Eamsden were 
too young as yet to have acquired 
any ideals so he skipped them and 
applied to Mr. Degen. 

Mr. Degen said he had thought 
that if he could succeed in teaching 
boys not to put the points of their 
lead pencils into their mouths he 
could die happy. When he began 
his teaching career, many years ago, 
he had been rash enough to include 
girls in this effort, but he had long 
since seen that this was too much for 
any one man to hope. Having limited 
the range of his ambition, he ex- 



pected, and still expects, to attain it, 
and with characteristic optimism 
persists in the effort day by day, 
though he wisely declines to lend his 
own pencils. 

The cub thought to conclude his 
series with the valuable experiences 
of the Principal, but when he got 
half way over to the Mansion House 
his courage failed him and he turned 
in his copy with no further illustra- 
tions than the above. But they serve 
to point the truth with which we be- 
gan. All around us are men who are 
striving with indomitable courage, 
with unquenchable hope, and with 
all their great abilities, to attain the 
unattainable. We of the Editorial 
Board, who never do anything we 
do not positively have to, cannot but 
regard it as wasted effort. We look 
on and admire, but we pity. As one 
of the stars of French I, A remarked 
the other day, with great originality, 
"C'est magnifique, mais ce nest pas 
la auerre." 





On the corner of the turnpike 
towards Newburyport, about five 
hundred yards from the school, is a 
sign which has written on it : Cherry 
Hill Nurseries, 6 M. Some one said, 
"Does that f 6 m' mean 6 miles or 
G minutes?" 

Says Mr. Jenkins to Small. "What 
are you given?" 

Small : "Given : two circles." 

Mr. Jenkins : "What kind of cir- 
cles?" 

Small: "Eound." 

Bill Sanders fell asleep in French 
class and Mr. Lacroix said, "Hey, 
wake up !" Bill stirred. Mr. La- 
croix said, as Bill woke up : "How 
long have you been asleep ?" Bill 
hollered, "Two months,, two 
months." 

"Doc" Green has been disturbing 
the inmates of the cottage lately, by 
singing and talking. 

Class in Macbeth — Mr. Degen: 
"Who are the principal characters in 
the next scene?" 

Loud: "Hautboys." 



Mr. Jenkins to Mr. Nagle : "Say 
what is that noise that I hear every 
night about bed- time, up on your 
floor?" 

Mr. JSTagle: "Why, that is Cole- 
man winding up his estate." 

Mr. Jenkins : "His estate ?" 

Mr. Nagle: "Yes, his dollar 
watch." 

Trask received a demerit the other 
night in study hall, and came up to 
Mr. Degen at the close of the hour 
to know what it was for. 

Mr. Degen: "For being so disor- 
derly all the evening." 

Trask (with his usual expression 
of pained surprise) : "Why, Mr. De- 
gen, I never was so good in my life 
as I was this evening." 

Mr. Degen : "You must have been 
leading a pretty hard life." 

Flanders' new English dictionary 
is not yet completed. We have or- 
dered a copy in advance for the use 
of the Editorial Board. 

Deers are very scarce in this vi- 
cinity ever since Mr. Bentley got 
after them last fall. 




.' / / ///// l/tilll II* f* 



FACULTY. 

Charles Samuel Ingham, Ph. D., Master, 

Latin 
George Frederic Degen, M. A., Master's 

Assistant, English and Greek 

Walter Harold Bentley, Recorder 

Maurice Lacroix, 

French, German, Mechanical Drawing 
Chester Albert Jenkins, A. B., 

Mathematics 
William G. Ramsden, A. B., 

Science, History, Physical Training 
Ashley Nagle, A. B., German and English 
Emily M. Adams, .... Junior Department 
Randolph Hurd, M. D., (Harvard) 

School Physician 

Registration: — Day students, 21; — ■ Senior 
School, 13 ; Junior School, 8. 
House students, 33: — Senior 

School, 15; Junior School, 8. 

In attendance second term, day 
students, 21; house students, 28. 

Financial: — No floating debt; gain in 
tuition fees over last year, $4,000. 

Athletics: — Fall term tournament (open). 
Cup won by Willard S. Kohn, Fall 
baseball — Won, two, lost none; 
soccer football, two games — won 
one, tied two. 

Basket ball to date — ■ won five 
lost one. Games won — West 
Newbury, two; Newburyport T. 
M. C. A. 2d, one; Salem High 
School, one; Lynn English High, 
one. Game lost, Haverhill High. 
Hockey — no ice, no games. 
Baseball prospects, excellent. 

Junior School: — Basketball team. Two 
games with Newburyport Y. M. 
C. A. 2nd. Lost one, won one. 
Manual training class is taking 
down old ice house for material 
to erect a camp on the Point. 

Sons of Dummer and the Celebration of 
the One Hundredth and Fiftieth 
Anniversary. (See announcement 
elsewhere.) 

Dummer Allies: — Byfield Chapter. The 
Society for the past two years 
has raised the money required for 
two prize scholarships for Byfield 
boys at the school. 

Newburyport Chapter — The Society has 
in the past two years raised near- 
lv half of the two thousand dol- 
lars needed for a free scholar- 
ship to be awarded annually to a 
student from Newburyport as a 
part of the celebration next June, 
the two societies hope to announce 
that their membership has 
reached a total of 1,000. 



Cfye Clrcfyon 

Vol. I. — New Series. No. 1 

February, 1913 

After resting on its record since 
1909, the Archon greets old friends 
and new friends with the season's 
compliments and with a fixed pur- 
pose to appear promptly and regu- 
larly from now on. In addition to 
the usual functions of a school pa- 
per, the Akchon hopes to be espec- 
ially helpful this year in telling the 
"Sons of Dummer" and other friends 
of the school about the plans for cel- 
ebrating, next June, the 150th an- 
niversary of the founding of the 
school. On this head more — much 
more — later. It is well to make the 
first chapter of a serial short. We 
offer this introductory number with 
some misgivings on account of our 
inexperience, but we hope that the 
reader will not be too critical of its 
shortcomings and will follow us with 
interest in our school life in this and 
future numbers. 



One of the new features recently 
introduced is a House Committee, or 
Student Council, as it is variously 
called. It is composed of one mas- 
ter and three students, who are 
elected by the boys. Two boys are 
chosen to represent the dwellers in 
the Commons and one to represent 



THE AECHOjST 



19 



the hoys at Peirce Cottage. On cer- 
tain days this Committee comes to- 
gether and discusses any matters 
that may he brought up tending to 
further the happiness or general 
comfort of the students, and consid- 
ers any alleged grievance. 

If the matter seems worth while, 
their findings and recommendations 
are reported to the head master, 
who, if they seem to him reasonable, 
puts them into effect. One of the 
first matters that came before them 
was a suggested change in the time 
of the evening study hour, from 7.45 
to 7.30, so that the boys could have a 
full hour to themselves between 
study hour and bed time. This was 
promptly adopted, to the satisfaction 
of all concerned. Any boy is at lib- 
erty to make suggestions to the Com- 
mittee, who try to find out the gen- 
eral sentiment among the boys, and 
decide each matter on the principle 
of the greatest comfort of the great- 
est number. 

The Entertainment Committee has 
made a fine schedule of coming en- 
tertainments for the students. There 
are to be formal and informal shows, 
a few dances, very interesting read- 
ings from the best authors, and a 
number of less important events. 
The first entertainment was given by 
Mr. jSTagle, who read Christopher 
Marlowe's "Dr. Faustus." There are 
to be a number of performances 
given by those students who wish to 
take part in them. The first per- 
formance was given on the night of 
the twelfth of February, consisting 
of a short vaudeville entertainment. 
On the night of the twenty-second 
of February a colonial dance was 
given. On the evening of the twenty- 
sixth of March is to be given the big 
show of the year. Last year "Mr. 
Bob" was played with great success. 
This year a long and merry minstrel 
show will take the place of the play. 



It is hoped that a larger number of 
people will attend the show this year 
than there was last year. This sched- 
ule has not been completed. There 
will be many events happening be- 
tween the end of March and Com- 
mencement. 

At the Christmas recess we had a 
change in the Faculty, — Mr. Ked- 
fern resigning and Mr. ISTagle com- 
ing to take his place. Mr. Eedfern 
is a graduate of Dummer and of 
Bowdoin, and this was his first ex- 
perience in teaching. After the first 
half year he concluded that he 
could find some other work better 
suited to his taste and withdrew. He 
was very generally liked by the boys 
and. by his fellow teachers, and. we 
said good-bye to him with real re- 
gret. The Archon extends a hearty 
welcome to his successor, who is an 
excellent teacher, an all-round ath- 
lete, and a sympathetic companion, 
and has already aroused amongst the 
boys a more enthusiastic spirit of 
loyalty to "dear old Dummer." 



Plan Now to be Present 
NEXT JUNE 



at the 



One Hundred and Fiftieth 
Anniversary 



of the 



Foundation of Dummer 



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20 



THE AKCH(m 





On account of lack of material, 
Dumnier was not represented by a 
foot-ball team last fall. The Fac- 
ulty, however, thought it unwise not 
to have Dummer heard of in the 
"sporting world" before the fall 
slipped by and insisted on having the 
boys take up some kind of athletics. 
The matter was put before the boys 
and it was unanimously decided to 
take up fall base-ball as a hard sea- 
son is expected next spring. The 
weather permitting, candidates were 
called out by Coach Jenkins, and 
Poto was appointed captain by Mr. 
Jenkins, he being the only house 
student who was a regular on last 
year's team. Only two games were 
played, although a few more had to 
be cancelled on account of the 
weather. Both games were played 
with Amesbury High school. The 
first game at South Byfield, proved 
that Dummer was, by far, superior, 
winning by the score of 13 to 5. The 
best, however, that Dummer could 
do at Amesbury was to }:>lay a tie 
game. 

The weather was now getting a lit- 
tle too cold for baseball and it had to 
be given up. Soccer foot ball was now 
taken up for a pastime and two 
games were arranged with Haverhill 
High school. The first game was 
played at South Byfield and Dum- 
mer was victorious, the score being, 
Dummer 1, Haverhill 0. The game 
at Haverhill proved to be nobody's 
game, neither side being able to 

The basket-ball season was now 
fast approaching and it was deckled 
to give this game attention. Mr. 
Sanders, who played on last year's 



team, was elected captain by the 
members of the team and it showed 
good judgment as Mr. Sanders is 
making a good captain. 

Dummer 32, 

Xewburyport Y. M. C. A. 2nd, 12. 
The first game of the season was 
played at South Byfield and Dummer 
started the season by defeating the 
Y. M. C. A. 2nd team of Newbury- 
port. Dummer showed that it was 
a team not to be trifled with and de- 
feated the Y. M. C. A. team by the 
score of 32 to 12. For Dummer 
Yesair was the star, annexing six 
baskets, while Prichard played a star 
game for the Newbuiyporters. 

The summar}^ : 
Y. M. C. A. Dummer 

Donahue, r. f 1. f . Poto 

Prichard, 1. f r. f . Yesair 

Dondero, c c. Loud. 

Hopkins, r. b. 1. b. Sanders 

Dixon, 1. b r. b. Young- 
Goals from floor, Yesair 6, Loud 
4, Poto 3, Young, Prichard 4, Hop- 
kins. Time of game, 2 ten minute 
halves. Eeferee, Pollard, Y. M. C. 
A. first half; Ramsden, Dummer, 
second half. Timer, Sleeper; scorer, 
Bocline. 

Dummer 19, West Newbury 9. 

On Dec. 14, the team took a trip 
down to West Newbury for their sec- 
ond game of the season and again 
were victorious. The contest was 
very rough and exciting throughout, 
Dummer starting off with a rush 
and keeping a decisive lead through- 
out the game, although the Wesl 
Newbury boys played pluckily to 
overcome the Academy's lead. Dum- 



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21 



mo]' showed the effects of the good 
coaching of Mr. Ramsden, having 
superior team work and being far 
more expert in tossing baskets. In 
the first half Dimimer scored seven 
points to their opponents' four. 
Between the halves the Dummer 
team members were given a rubdown 
by their trainer and they showed the 
results by the speed achieved in the 
second half, Dummer accumulating 
12 more points. The work of San- 
ders, Yesair and Poto was conspi- 
cuously excellent, while Loud out- 
played his older and far heavier op- 
ponent at center. Young, while 
guarding his man in great shape, 
contributed a very pretty basket. 
For AVest Newbury Bachellor played 
a star game. About 200 people at- 
tended the game. 

Dummer 41, West Newbury, 10. 
Dummer won its third consecutive 
game of the season by defeating for 
the second time West Newbury High 
School at the Academy's gymnasium. 
The first period was rather an even 
fight but the weakening of West 
Newbury in the second period en- 
abled Dummer to accumulate a very 
large number of points. Each man 
on the Academy team did his share 
in the scoring of points. 

Dummer 14, 

Haverhill High School 35. 
Dummer lost its first game of the 
season to Haverhill High School at 
Haverhill. Dummer was greatly 
handicapped by the large size of the 
Haverhill gymnasium. One of the 
features of the game was the "come 
back" of Dummer in the second pe- 
riod, after being completely outclass- 
ed in the first period. A game with 
Haverhill, to be played at Dummer, 
will be arranged if possible. 

Dummer 33, Salem High School 22. 
By clever passing and by excellent 



floor work, Dummer was able to de- 
feat Salem High School at South 
Byfield. The first period was an 
even thing but in the last period, the 
Academy boys showed exceptional 
strength, scoring 18 points. Dum- 
mer's forwards were dangerous when 
left uncovered. The covering of the 
Dummer backs was a feature of the 
game. 

Dummer 26, 

Lynn English High School 11. 
In one of the fastest played games 
ever witnessed on a basket-ball floor, 
Dummer defeated the Lynn English 
team by a 26 to 11 score. Yesair, 
the speedy little forward of the acad- 
emy team, was the star of the game, 
shooting 5 baskets from the floor, 
wdiich secured 10 of Dummer's 26 
points. The only time that Lynn 
had a good opportunity was in the 
latter part of the first period, but 
after that they were never in the 
game, D ummer holding the ball the 
greater part of the last period. 

On account of the disbanding of 
the Eock Ridge Hall team, Dum- 
mer was left without a game on Jan- 
uary 29th. 

Dummer 11, Melrose 26. 
On Feb. 1st the Dummer team 
took a trip down to Melrose only to 
meet defeat. The shape of the floor 
was that of a diamond and the acad- 
emy boys found themselves lost dur- 
ing most of the game. It might be 
said that when there was any doubt 
about a decision it was never given to 
Dummer. 

Dummer 12, Lynn English, 26. 

Lynn English's revenge was sweet 
when they met Dummer at Lynn. 
The Dummer team was off form 
caused by the trip. The mile and 
one-half walk from the station to the 
gymnasium also added to the boys' 



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misery. Dummer showed good form 
in the second half hut it was too late 
then because Lynn had scored most 
of her noints in the first half. 

■^ Dummer 13, St. John's Prep. 14. 
At Danvers, February 8th, Dum- 
mer went down to defeat at the 
hands of the St. John's boys. By 
looking at the score one can imag- 
ine that the game was hard-fought. 
The academy boys had the ball un- 
der St. John's basket when the 
whistle blew, at the end of the sec- 
ond period. All the boys felt confi- 
dent that had they had another min- 
ute, they would have turned defeat 
into victory. A game will be ar- 
ranged to be played at Dummer and 
to this game the govs are looking- 
for ward. 



ATHLETIC NOTES 

The school is well supplied with 
coaches, having Mr. Jenkins, Dart- 
mouth '11; Mr. Kamsden, Colbv 
'10; Mr. Nagel, Clark College '09. 

The spirit shown by the students 
at the Newburyport Y. M. C. A. 
game was of great help to the team, 
as was seen by the score. 

The average weight of our basket- 
ball team is 140 pounds. Quite 
light, but what we lack in weight is 
made up in speed. 

Mr. Xagel, our new master, is 
quite an athlete, having played on 
the Williams College football team 
and also the basket-ball team. 

A third basket-ball team was 
formed when Mr. Xegel offered his 
services to coach the team. Paul 
DeKosay was elected captain and 
"Dick" Bushnell, manager. Up to 
date they have played two games, 
losing one and winning the other. 
Games are being arranged with 
grammar school teams and the 
younger boys arc very Imppy over 
the outlook. 



A good game of hockey may be 
seen when the "Pierce Cottage" 
meet the "Commons" at the Acad- 
emy pond. 

Mr. Edward Pierce Nagel, who 
was a student at Dummer last year, 
was sub-centre on the Brown- 
Xicolls team last fall. He was quite 
an athlete while at Dummer, being 
captain of the letter-carrier squad 
and manager of the sewing club. 

An outing club will be formed 

soon and some great sport will be 

found in hikes through the woods. 

t 

The resignation of Sanders as 
captain of the basket-ball team re- 
sulted in the election of Yesair as 
captain. 



An Idyl of Dummer. 

A Young man was going up the 
river for a Rome when he heard a 
noise, and looking over to the Lee 
shore saw a Small boy fighting with 
a Cole man. The Cole man who was 
Fuller than he should have been, 
was getting the best of it, when the 
daughter of the Miller rushed in to 
separate them. Thereupon they both 
turned on her. The Small boy Cut- 
ter with a knife and the Cole man 
hit her with the Coulter of a plough 
that was standing near by, so that 
~De Rosy face of the girl was sadly 
Marr-ed. The Young man blushed 
so deeply at the sight that his face 
looked as if it were covered with 
Burns. A man now appeared who 
was the Coleman's Senior, and was 
about to Tucker into a wagon and 
throw her over a Good Ridge, but 
just then it began to Hale. He tried 
to Dodge the storm by seeking shel- 
ter in a Greenhouse, but just then 
the 7.30 boll rang, and he said. "Go } 
duty calls von." "Ye& sire", she re- 
plied ; "it called Loud and Call'd 
well." 



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