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Vol. XXXIX. NOTRE DAME, INDIANA, April 21 , 1906 . . No. 267
C^URREXIT Christus! Nova lux, nova vita sepulcro
Emicat, et toto regnat pax aurea nmndo.
Saepius apparet dubiis redivivus aniicis
Cliristus, et ingenti tristes solatur amore.
Nunc silet, attonitis monstrans nianuumque pedumciue
Vulnera, nunc loquitur, legis praecepta docendo
Se probat esse Deum, neque iam dubitare valebunt
Discipuli. Vivum properant celebrare Magisthim,
Inque dies numerus, Petro (luce, crescit eorum
Qui sacra iam Fidei mysteria credere gaudent.
The Irish Bard.
EUGENE P. BURKE, ’06.
ROM the earliest da} r s Ireland
has been a land of poetry and
sonar. Before the time of Christ
the pagan poets of the Gael
wove strange stories of myth
and fable into musical poems
and chanted them in the halls of kings
and chieftains. These .poems were great
in number; thousands have been destroyed
by the ravages of centuries and thousands
. more are now being brought before the
public through the efforts of the Gaelic
•League. Not a few of these legendary
stories have been done into English verse
by Aubrey de; Yere, William Butler Yeats,
Ethna Carberv and others; but some of
these are hardly intelligible unless the reader
be acquainted with that haze of mythology
that hung about the early Irish life, and
colored all the activities of Erin’s ancient
.heroes. It is the purpose of this paper to
examine the life of the early Irish bard
and to see how he was trained to perform
his extensive duties.
In ancient Ireland the bard was looked
upon as holding an official position. He
had charge of the genealogies and history
of the people, and he reduced the -laws -of
the country to poetic form as the best means
of having them remembered at a time when
writing was little known. He had to be
acquainted with every form of metrical
structure — and there were verv manv in the
. Gaelic language — and be able to compose
verses upon any theme that might be given
him. Battles fought, wars waged, the
glories of chiefs and the praise of heroes, or
some wild tale where fact and fable inter-
mingled, and giants and fairies contended
in battle— all these might form the theme
of the songs of Irish bards. Dressed in a
long white robe and sometimes accompanied
by a retinue of musicians he followed, his
chief into evert' battle, and the varying
fortunes of the fight gave inspiration to
his song. As the battle-line advanced : or
retreated he poured forth his fervent exhor-
tation and praise ; he encouraged the timid,
applauded” the brave and shamed with bitter
satire the coward of the fray. But when
the smoke of battle was gone and the
country flourished under, a. peaceful reign,
he sat next the king at table, and the great
halls rang with the music of his songs, as
he celebrated the glories of his sovereign^—
his bravery in war, his skill in the chase
and his mighty wisdom in council. . .
The bards were given estates, and some
of them received large enough salaries to
live with all the dignity of princes. Colleges
were established where the young poets
might be trained, and by the end of the
sixth century thev- had grown to so great
a number and possessed so great wealth
that one -third of Ireland was said to be
in tlieir hands. But this wealth begot
insolence, and it is related that they went
about the country in bands carrying with
them a silver pot called by the people ‘‘the
pot of avarice” to which was attached nine
bronze chains hung on golden hooks and
which was suspended on the spears of nine
poets thrust through the links on the end
of- the chains. These poets then selected
some unfortunate victim, and approaching
his homestead they sung songs of praise in
his honor, while the nine best musicians
accompanied them with harps. During the
performance the unfortunate listener was
expected to throw into the pot a reward
of gold or silver, but if he failed to do this
the poets severely satirized him, and rather
than suffer the sting of these bitter verses
he usually complied with their demands. .
King Aedh mac Ainmirecli, who reigned
about the close of the seventh centuiy,
deeming the bards too great a burden upon
the people determined to banish them - all.
He summoned a great council at Drum Ceat
to deliberate upon this and other questions
that concerned the public peace, and it was
almost decided to send the bards out of
Ireland when St. Columcille, who was a
poet himself, crossed over from Iona and
pleaded for his fellow song-makers. “He
represented,” writes Montalembert, “that
care must be taken not to pull up the
good corn with the tares; that the general
exile of the poets would be the death of a
venerable antiquity and of that poetry
which was so dear to the country and so
useful to those who knew how to employ
it.” The issue of this convention, in so far
as it regarded the bards, was the reduction
of their number. It was agreed that
henceforth the High-King should retain in
his service one chief ollamh — the highest
class of bard — and that the kings of the
-four provinces, the chiefs of each territory
and the lords of each sub-district should
all retain an ollamh of their own; but no*
other poet except those mentioned by the
council was to pursue this profession.
For this act of kindness on the part of
St. Columcille the Irish bards were ever
grateful, and from this time forward the
^“opposition between the religious spirit and
-the influence of the bards disappeared.”
1 But when Ireland was brought under the
power of the English government, the bards
were treated with great cruelty 7 and a price
put upon their heads. The}" were forced to
flee from- the land, but the Irish minstrels
who were the successors of these great
bards clung to their native soil and sounded
their harps in glorious praise of their coun-
try. Under Queen Elizabeth rewards were
offered to all who would sing “her Majesty’s
most worth}" praise,” but such an offer
could never wake a song on the lips of an
Irish- minstrel. He wandered over the hills
singing the glories of Irish heroes and
Irish martyrs, and the shame and cruelty
“Land of song!” said tlie warrior bard
“Tho’ all the world betra}'S thee
One sword at least thy rights shall guard
One faithful harp shall praise thee.”
Let us now look at the schools where
the Irish bards received their training and
examine the course of studies thev had to
pursue. The Files were the highest class of
Irish poets. They were divided into seven
grades, the highest of which was called an
ollamh. These last bards were so highly
esteemed that the annalists of Ireland
wrote their obituaries as though they were
the chiefs of the land. The course of study
the bard had to go through before he
reached the dignity of ollamh lasted origi-
nally seven years, but it was later increased
to twelve. After the poet had worked
himself up to the grade of ollamh, which
meant at least twelve years, and sometimes
twenty years of industrious study, he knew,
in addition to his other knowledge, over
three hundred and fifty kinds of versifica-
tion and was able to recite two hundred
and fifty prime stories and one hundred
The schools in which these bards were
trained, at least in which the ollamlis spent
their last three years, are well described
by Dr. Douglas Hyde in his Literary History
of Ireland. He writes: - ;
“ The session of the bardic schools
began about Michaelmas, and the youthful
aspirants to bardic glory came trooping
about that season from all quarters - of
the four provinces to offer with trembling
hearts their gifts to The ollamh of the
bardic college- arid to take possession of
their new quarters. - Very extraordinary
these quarters were ; for the college
usually consisted of a long, low group of
whitewashed buildings, excessively warmly
thatched and lying in the hollow of some
secluded valle\', or shut in by a sheltering
wood, far removed from the noise of human
traffic and from the bustle of the great
world. But what most struck the curious
beholder was the entire absence of windows
or partitions over the greater portion of .
“According as each student arrived he
was assigned a windowless room to himself
with no other furniture in it than a couple
of chairs, a clothes rail, and a bed. When
all the students had arrived a general
examination of them was made by the
professors and ollamhs, and all who could
not read and write Irish well, or who
appeared to have an indifferent memory,
were usually sent away. The others were
divided into classes, and the mode of pro-
cedure was as follows: The students were
called together into the great hall or sitting-
room, amply illuminated by candles and
bog-torches, and we may imagine the head
ollamli, perhaps the venerable and patriotic
O’Gnive himself, addressing them upon their
chosen ' profession, and finally proposing
some burning topic such as O’Neill’s abroga-
tion of the title of O’Neill for the higher
class to compose a poem on. . . .
“The students retired after their breakfast
to their own warm but perfectly dark
compartments to throw themselves each
upon his bed, and there think and compose
till supper-hour, when a servant came round
to all the rooms with candles for each to
write down what he had composed. They
Were then called together into the great
hall, and handed in their written composi-
tions to the professor, after which they
chatted and amused themselves till bed-
The ancient manuscripts from which the
examples of Irish metres have been collected
are now in a fragmentary condition, but
they show that there existed between two
and three hundred different kinds of metres.
The text-books too, which the young bards
studied are. gone, “and' with them, ’’ says
Dr. Hyde, “the particulars of a. civilization
probably the niost unique and interesting
. Two Sprains.
BY S. P. DAXXE.
IN wanton mischief once, long years ago, . y."*-.
I pushed a plaj-mate down a brook’s steep bank
Whereon grew alders wild and sedges dank;' >
Tripped by a trailing root he fell, and lo, - ' "
An ankle sprained: then tears began to flow, y
Mine own the bitterer. With kindness frank
He freel\* pardoned me the thoughtless prank, —
Yet none the less his healing lagged full slow:
E’en thus the wrench a friend late gave my heart.
Although forgiven fully, pains me still, ; '
Still throbs at times with sudden poignant smart,—
We can not bid such aches begone at ’ will : -
From sprain of heart as foot, beyond all doubt,
’Tis time alone can draw the soreness out.
The Mystery of Maroomma.
THOMAS A. E. LAIXY, ’ 06 .
Having just returned to Berlin after a
short hunting expedition in the wooded
country, I spent the evening at the home
of some friends rather than go directly
to my lodgings which I knew would be
cheerless on such a night. It -was late in
October, and the weather was such as a
man in my business despises.' The air was
chilly and after a continuous rain all day,
a dense fog had lowered over everything.
As I ascended the steps of my lodgings
I grumbled to myself for not having sent
word to the landlord to have my apart-
ments ready for me. I went slowly down
the long, dimly lighted corridor to my door,
and automatically took the key from my
pocket, when -I noticed, through the glass,
a light in my living room. It came from
the fire in the open grate. Much surprised
at seeing this I stood- gazing at it for some
time before I realized that there was a
man in the room. It was Myer, the great
detective, seated in my chair before the fire.
Seeing that he was not smoking I remained
outside for several minutes, for I knew .that
he had something of importance on his
mind. As often before, I was admiring his
profile which was set off to advantage by
his position before the light of the grate.
His black : hair, high forehead, straight,
regular nose and determined lips; all indeed
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worth} 1 " of admiration. His chin was covered
with a short pointed beard which was of
the same color as his hair. As the flames
occasional^ flickered in the grate I caught
glimpses of his piercing black e}’e. During
all this time he had been as quiet and
motionless as a statue, but he present^
arose to. stir the fire as I entered.
“Yes,” he ..said after we had exchanged
greetings, “I am glad } r ou have returned.
My apartments have been almost deserted
since you left. I never thought I would miss'
my assistant so much.” Lighting a cigar
and handing me another, he continued :
“To-morrow we have to commence on
what appears to be a very interesting case
at Schleswig, a small town north of here.
The case offers no sign of a working clew,
so the sooner we start at it the better.
I saw an account of it in this evening’s
paper, but the only facts given were these r
A young married woman was found dead
in bed this morning by her maid. Some
minor details were given which can not
be relied upon. Here is a telegram I received
about an hour ago.” I read it:
“Schleswig, Oct., 30. — Come at once
to Maroomma. Very important. — George
I handed it back to Myer and remained
silent, waiting as usual for him to open the
conversation on such matters, but for several
minutes he said nothing but watched the
•smoke curl from his cigar until it was lost
in the darkness above. Presenth r he rose,
passed in front of me and went through
. the door leading to his apartments. When
he had almost closed it after him he turned
and said: . “We will leave on the six o’clock
train in the morning.”
Any other person might have considered
his manner rather gruff, but I knew him too
well for that. Whenever his mind was
seriously occupied he seemed oblivious of
everyone around him. I remained where I
• was for some time listening to the burn-
ing cedar logs crackle in the grate and
watching the fanciful, shadows dance on
.the wall. The bell of a near-by clock struck
•twelve, and I retired with the thought
of a reluctant departure in the morning.
After a two hours’ ride we arrived in
.Schleswig, and were much surprised to find
the roads perfectly dry. We .were met at
the station by one of Mr. Neave’s servants
who took us at once to “Maroomma,” an
old estate about a mile from the town. It
was hedged in by great pine and cedar
trees and was bounded on the w est by a
small stream. Everything appeared so
cheerful in the warm sunlight that I could
scarcely realize a tragedy had occurred
here and, as yet, I had no ground for
such a belief.
Mr. Heave’s brother showed us into a
spacious room with a very high ceiling.
On the walls were hung many fine old
paintings; the furniture was of an antique
but costly pattern; the floor was covered
with heavy rugs which smothered. the sound
of our footsteps. Everything bore an air
of past grandeur, which was not surprising,
for the building had been standing for nearly
one hundred years. After a few r incidental
remarks our host said :
“On last Sunday^ the day before yesterday,
George’s wife retired apparently in good
health. She and her husband had been
entertaining friends all day and w-ere as
happy as any .of them. He spent the night
in town w r ith me, and in the morning w r as
informed by telephone that his wife w r as
dead. The maid found . the corpse with a
bruise on the head as if inflicted by some
sharp-cornered instrument; apart from this
we have no clew whatever. My belief is
that somebody gained admittance to her
room during the day and hid until night,
intending to commit robbery". She probably-
heard him and was about to give the alarm
when he killed her and made his escape.
She and mv brother have been married but
a few months, and no couple could be more
devoted to each other than they were.
George is almost prostrated by the affair.”
Walking to the door he concluded : “ I have
an engagement at my office this morning,
so I will call George wffio can tell you all
that I know.”
He left the room and soon the ycmng
widower entered. His eyes were red and
swollen and his face wore a haggard expres-
sion, showing that the shock was hard on
him. He told us practically the same story
as that of his brother and believed that
somebody had killed her in an attempt to
commit burglary. When he had finished
his story Myer said : .
NOIRE DAME SCHOLASTIC.
“Now, Mr. Neave, I must ask some ques-
tions which will seem to you more or less
personal, but they* are absolutely necessary*,
so please answer them in full, leaving out
no details whatever. To begin: How long
have you and your wife Marie been
“Nearly* six months,” he answered.
“Did you and she ever have any* mis-
understanding ? ”
“No, Mr. Myer, we- have never had the
least trouble ; not even a harsh word has
ever been spoken by either of us. We were
al wavs together except when I would spend
a night with my brother John who is a
dentist in town. He is only a step-brother,
but he always thought very much of Marie
“How long has your brother been prac-
tising his profession ?” '
“Nearly a year. Our parents have been
dead for some time, and until a few years
ago John spent his time traveling until his
inheritance was spent, when I sent him to
college to study dentistry. Although he
was of a wild nature he is as good-hearted
as any*one could be.”
Myer was silent for a minute then he
continued: “Tell me what places, if any,
your wife visited during the week preceding
After a little reflection he answered: “She
was at home until last Wednesday when
we attended a reception with some friends
in town. On the following day she had an
appointment with my brother for some
dental work, so we spent most of that day
with him. Friday* evening we spent in
town, and since then she has not left the
At Myer’s request we went to his wife’s
room to see the corpse which had not yet .
been placed in a coffin. The room was
darkened except for two candles which
were burning on the stand beside the dead
woman. Between them stood a large
crucifix and over the brass bed hung a
picture of the Madonna. A priest had just
left the room as we entered. There was a
bruise on the dead woman’s head and a
long scratch oil her cheek. The maid told
us that the bed clothing was disordered
and everything showed that she had strug-
gled with her assassin. This was my con- .
viction too, and when ' she attempted' to
call for help, he struck the fatal blow.
Myer leaned over and carefully examined
the wound on the scalp for some time, and
we then left the room. He told tie to
examine the yard around the house while
he would study* the interior. I uttered a
sigh of relief as I left the gloomy* house
and came out in the warm sunshine.
Below. Mrs. Neave’s room there was no
porch which anyone might climb and gain
entrance through the window, nor could
any ladder have been used r for there was
a wide, even bed of black earth extending
ten feet in width from the house and in
length, the whole side of it. Had any ladder
been used marks would have remained.
Suddenly* my* eyes fell on a flat impression
on the black soil, directly* beneath a window,
made bv laving the flat side of a board on’
it. I. concluded at once that a ladder had
been placed on it so that the usual marks
would not be left. I went immediatelv to
Myer and told him of my* discovery. He,
came out, and after seeing all returned
without a word. He met the priest at the
door and spoke to him in a low voice. I
wandered through the great house, from
tilt cellar to the attic, and found that
entrance had not been forced at any place.
As I passed the death chamber I saw Myer
and the priest enter it and close the door
after them. Finding Mr. Neave in a room
near by* I questioned him about the servants,
but learned that thev were all old and
trusted, and grieved over the death nearly
as much as he did. He told me four stag
hounds were kept in different parts of the
building at night so that nobody could
move about without arousing them. The
more I learned, the more faith I put in
the clew of the ladder and the impression ;
beneath the window. When I told him of
it he went to see for himself. He put
confidence in the idea and was so expressing
himself when Myer came out and asked to .
be' taken to the town. When he had gone
we asked the priest what clew had been
found, but he told us he knew nothing
about it and was in the room with Myer
only at the latter’s request for the sake
of propriety*. ‘
We were left by ; ourselves for several
hours before the detective returned. At
NOTRjel dame scholastic.
noon I dined with the priest who spoke
very highly of the deeeased . and of her
luisband . Late in the afternoon Myer
returned and sought Neave whom he
“You told me your parents were dead,
did you not?”
“Are Mrs. Neave’s parents living?”
“Only her mother, who is very feeble and
does not \ r et know of Marie's death.”
“Has she any other children?”
“No, sir,” Neave answered, “Marie was
the only child.”
“Tell me about her mother and whether
or not she is wealthy.”
Neave somewhat confused, answered :
“She is very feeble and can not live much
longer, so we have not told her of Marie’s
death. We are afraid she can not stand the
shock. Never having had a son she thought
much of John and me. She had considerable
wealth and made a provision for both of
us in her will.”
“When did she make her will?”
“About a month ago,” answered Neave.
“What were the provisions it. made for
you and John?”
• “Her wealth was to be divided so that
one-third would come to Marie, another to
me and the other to our children. In case
we had no children, that third was to go
to John. Some personal property was to
go to her servants and friends. She also — ”
“That is all I care to know,” interrupted
Myer. “ My part of the work is now
Neave’s face showed that he did not
understand, so the detective continued:
. “I have discovered who committed the
crime. His apprehension and punishment
are the duty of others.” -
“Who. did it! exclaimed Neave. .
“Your brother, John,” said Myer, coolly.
Neave’s face turned scarlet and then a
sickly pale. He tried to speak, but for
some time was unable to control himself.
Noticing this Myer continued: “When I
was in the death chamber to-day with the
priest I found this,” holding up an irregular
piece of silver bent into a cup -like shape.
- “What is that?” asked Neave. ,1
“It is what solves the whole problem,”
said Myer. “It is the crown of a tooth.
Your wife had this put on one of her teeth
last week. Within this was a capsule made
of a gelatinous substance which contained an
arsenic solution, so that when this crown,
which is very thin, wore away by friction
with the other teeth, the capsule would have
been melted by the heat of the mouth, thus
letting out the poisonous fluid. This hole
3'ou see in the crown was probably made
just as ymur wife was retiring, so that she
swallowed the poison when about to go to
sleep. Had it occurred in the daytime, it
would probably have been at a meal when
she was using her teeth, and she would have
swallowed the drug unknowingly with her
food, for it is almost tasteless. I have good
grounds for saying 3'our brother committed
the crime, for there is no other dentist in
the town. If what I have told 3 r ou is not
strong enough evidence this is,” handing a
note to Neave. “I went to his office to
have a talk with him and found it on his
desk.” It read :
“George, I must have been mad when
I did it; but it’s done now, so good-bye
forever. I wall suffer until the day I die, so
keep M3 r er off my. track. — John Neave.”
When Neave finished reading it, his e3 r es
wore a glassy^ stare while his bod3 r shivered
with emotion. Myer continued:
“The scratch on 3 r our wife’s face was
inflicted by herself while in agony, and the
wound on her head was caused b3>- her
striking a pointed ring on the bed 7 post.
Your brother’s motive for doing the deed
is evident from what you said with regard
to the will of your mother-in-law. Had
any children blessed your- home he would
not have received his share of the estate.
In order to secure this for himself he admin-
istered the poison, thinking it would never
Neave was about to tell Myer to continue
his search- for John when his eyes ' turned
to the words, in the note, “keep M3 r er off
my-"" track.” His better mature overpowered
his desire for revenge, and after a steady
glance at the note he said: “Well, your
work is done.”
Ale the trees that bear fruit are not
The future belongs to those who work
best in the pfesent.— A. £. B. ;
NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
V arsity V erse .
The Character of Caliban.
TO A CHILD!
T OST in a tlrcket of blighted success,
Dark is 1113- mind with despair;
Not a friend near me to lend a kind hand,
No one to whisper a pra^'er.
Over the hills like an angel of light
Conies tin- bright foi m from afar,
Leading me back to the cpiiet of home —
Little one, thou art 1113- star.
• Tossed on an ocean of wean- unrest
Troubled with sorrow and care,
Helpless and hopeless alone would I be.
Driven lw winds of despair,
Save for the light that is marking 1113- path
Guiding me safe o’er the bar,
Leading me clear of temptation’s black rocks —
Little one, thou art mv star.
Whether I make through the unbeaten wood
Or through the measureless sand,
Whether I move on the wind-driven waves
Or down the treacherous land,
Ever before me thv brightness doth shine,
No clouds tin- splendor can mar,'
Leading me, guiding me, ever aright—
Little one, thou art mv star.
T. E. B.
Come out in the breeze of the morning,
The robin’s astir on the green,
The buds on the thorn,
The dew of the morn
Glistens with silver sheen.
The sun is a-glint on the water
That splashes the soft grass3' shore,
The blue bird’s a-perch
In the budding white birch
That hangs like a veil at mv door.
E. P. B.
A 3'oung man who hailed from South Wales
In Kentuclw was caught stealing nails,
He was locked up in jail,
Shredded wheat was his bail,
But he broke loose and now the South wails.
T. E. B.
There was an old man named Tom Thomson,
Whose son .was then also a Thomson,
It is funn3 r indeed,
How it can be agreed,
He was Tom’s son besides son of Thomson.
- A. A. W. .
\j F. T. II.
A mathematician named Rhvne
On a diet of surds used to dine,
While a lunch of ’ light squares
Mixed with cube roots in pairs
Is a dish he would seldom decline.
JAMES II. GALLAGAN, ’ 06 .
In reading Shakspere one is perpetually
struck with the poet’s wonderful knowledge
of human, nature. In oneplajr he represents
for us a mob of uneducated citizens, ready
to go whithersoever a leader may choose
to take them; in another play he places
before us a noble old man, generous and
kind, the victim of cruel . and ungrateful
daughters. Again he gives us a noble young
man seeking to avenge the death of his
murdered father and to dethrone a usurping
king of a haughty and vacillating character.
Thus he portrays for us all the different
stages of life from the humblest to the most
exalted and dignified. But in “ The Tempest”
we come in contact with two entirely new
characters, the like of which, perhaps, is
not seen in any of his other plays. These
characters are Ariel and Caliban.
Ariel is a spirit imprisoned by Prospero,
and is willing to serve this banished duke,
if only at the end of a specified time
Prospero will set him free. He is a noble
character, alwa\ r s bent towards what is
good, and alwaj^s shunning what is evil,
although he is ready at all times for sport
and innocent tricks. He loves his master
and is willing to suffer great torments
rather than see the duke injured in any
way. He has no definite human form, but
yet just enough human nature about' him
to let us know how he would act or feel
towards his fellow-men if he were human;
and we can not but have a tender feeling
towards a creature who is so loving, kind,
faithful, and dutiful towards lxis master.
The other preternatural character in this >
play is' Caliban, who is the direct opposite
of Ariel, both externally and internally.
He has a weak mind, a bad- character, a
grumbling spirit, and .is always ready to
work some injury to the duke, as is shown
in the scene where he meets the drunken
boatmen, and is wiHing to -deliver Prospero
into their hands, and ready almost to sell
his soul for a drink of liquor, as he very
pompously sings : . :
I’ll swear,' upon that bottle,, to be thy- LVy'.H
... : True subject; for the liquor is nobreaitily.y-y';
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As Ariel is the most graceful of creatures,
and possesses a beautiful form, so Caliban
is the most awkward, and is greatly
deformed. . Then too, we can not justly
expect him to be much better than he is,
since he had the witch Sycorax for his
mother, and the devil for his father. He was
banished from Argier for his pranks and
tricks, and sought refuge in this isolated
island. He was reared in solitude, a prey
to his brutish impulses, and is justly called .
by Schlegel a half demon and beast, half
goblin and savage. He is a mere animal,
resisting all active employ-ment, and having
no taste for good food. He is all wicked-
ness, born to be a slave, although he is
continually grumbling when in subjection.
Education had little or no effect upon him,
for when Prospero found him a mere brute
living on the island, he captured him, tamed
him, and tried to instruct him in the
rudiments of knowledge.. He succeeded in
teaching him to speak; but education is not
for such a nature as his, as he very plainly
tells the Duke:
You taught me language; and 1113- profit on’t
Is I know how to curse.
He used his speech only to curse and
malign his benefactor ; he could not appre-
ciate kindness, and could be brought into
subjection only by chastisement ; he kept
company with men only as a brute and
could not learn to love them. The bottle
of liquor was far more attractive to him
than Prospero’s lessons, and he preferred
the company of drunken men to that of
his noble benefactor.
Prospero obtained mastery^ over him, as
Caliban afterward complains, and took the
island from him, but only r that he might
escape the violence of the savage, and he
justifies his action by trying to humanize
him. We may, however, overlook much ot
the uncouthness and savagery of Caliban
who had much less to attract him to man-
kind than Ariel, and who at last ackno wl-
edged to Prospero his bad behaviour and
They live long who live best.
If you are good, were the whole world
to say you are bad, you would still be good.
Into the dove-cot geese never fly. — A. E. B.
Baseball vs. Science.
FRANK T. .MAHER, ’OS.
The bell rang for the last afternoon class,
but a group of students still lingered on
the steps of Science Hall as if reluctant to
change the outdoor freshness for the con-
finement of the class-room and the pursuit
of some dry scientific subject. They were
discussing the living questions of the day —
not the elections • nor the trust reform,
but the Senior Hop, the year book and
the baseball team. Though they' carried
biological text-books under their arms or
in their coat pockets their conversation was
not of genera or species. Far more interest-
ing to them were speculations on the
outcome of the morrow’s game. Baseball
was in the air, and almost everybody
seemed glad of it ; the exception was “ Old
Shannon,” as the biological professor was
playfully’- termed by his not over-fond stu-
dents. He was a German born and bred
and a true disciple of the old school whose
creed had ever been that play r and amuse-
ment are essentially an evil. The professor
saw in baseball only a crazy game fit for
wasting time that could be spent much
better on the noble study of science. Needless
to say, his pupils and he differed widely
on this point. Though they found interest
and amusement in observing the birds and*
flowers discovered in the course of a walk
through the woods or along, the river,
nature mummified and preserved in- dusty
books held little attraction for them. S.o
they lingered daily- outside the class-room
and talked baseball. ' -
One of them had special cause to linger;
It was Harland, who, though the idol of
the students and their champion in the
box, was no favorite with “Old Shannon.”
The professor blamed baseball for Harland’s
dullness in the class-room, and all the ill-
feeling he had for the game itself fie trans-
ferred to Harland as its most enthusiastic
Harland had little to say to the crowd
around him; he .was gloomy and sour;
the bi-monthly “exams” were only a few
days off, and it was customary for Harland .
NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC. 441
to look gloomy and sour just before cally backward and forward, gave them
“exams.” His showing in class was ordi- but a poor view of the cage. "•
narily poor, but this } r ear it was worse than Suddenly in the midst of a sentence
ever before, especially in “Old Shannon’s” the professor stopped short and a silence
class. He bitterly reflected that unless he fell upon all. The boys quaked in antici-
could qualify with the necessary average pation of the. “call down” that was about
he would be dropped from the team ; and to descend upon some poor unfortunate
another .such mark in biology as his last who had allowed his thoughts to wander
one would make his suspension almost cer- beyond the precincts of the class-room,
tain. The greeting of a belated fellow-student “Harland,” said the professor in cold,
aroused him from his gloomy thoughts: measured tones, “what have yon there in
“Hello! Harland, old man! Going to your hand?” - -
pitch to-morrow’s game?” “A-a ball, sir,” stammered Harland as if
“Yes,” replied Harland, brightening; and, waking from a deep reverie.' !
yielding to a happier mood, he took a “You are a miserable idler,” shouted the
shining new ball from his pocket and professor in his wrath, “and you deserve
began to toss and catch it. to be thrown out of the class.”
“Fellows,” demanded the newcomer of Searceh r were the words uttered when a
the others, “ did 3m u ever see Harland surprising change came over the culprit;
without a -ball about him somewhere ? Why he caught his breath, his e\ r es glittered; his"
even at the swell hop last Easter I noticed grip on the ball tightened, his arm flew*
a bulge in his coat pocket which bn exami- back and came forward like a flash*; some-
nation proved to be a new Spalding. thing white and round shot like a bullet
“Well,” responded Harland to the laugh- through the air straight at the professor’s
ing crowd as the\' filed into the class-room, - head. Those in the room’ gasped in aston-
“ if ‘Old Shannon’ does not handle me ishment, but even as they gasped they under-
pretty gently this ‘exam’ 3' on will have a stood. The rattler had managed to get
beautiful chance to see me without a ball through the trap-door of the cage, and was
in my hand for some time to come.” reaching over the professor’s . shoulder with.
The professor lost no time in starting, its wicked fangs scarcely an inch from his
class; he had a sharp, brisk way of putting neck. There was a crack as the ball struck
questions which, with his serious treatment the wall. The professor jumped to his feet,-
of delinquents, assured fair work in his saw. the open cage and the big rattler
class. When the hour was about half over writhing on the floor with its head crushed
he stopped in the course of his lecture and flat,, and realized that he had been saved
took a small box from the floor. Undoing from a fearful death by the dullard*, base-
the fastenings he lifted out a small wire ball player.
cage that contained half a dozen wiggling, “Maybe Harland won’t have a cinch with
squirming snakes. ‘Old Shannon’ now,” remarked one boy to
“Gentfemen,” he said, “here are some bis companion on the following afternoon-,
specimens, some very interesting ones for as they talked over the event on their wav.
our work. They were sent to me from to the baseball field. -
India by a friend of mine, the renowned Dr. “Yes,” replied his companion, “and may-
Luigi Grossman. But I see that he neglected ' be we won’t have a cinch for the pennant
to remove the fangs of that vicious old with Harland to pitch for us all season,
fellow in the corner, so until he can Te at- Say, but you should have seen ‘Old Shan-
tended to we will make no investigations.” non’ this morning getting a season ticket
The professor placed the cage upon a shelf and a Spalding’s Guide-Book at the office. ,
back of where he was sitting, and taking He’s a red-hot convert to baseball, and
up another topic of the lesson, began a before the season’s over you’ll see him on the .
lively quiz. The ; boys could pay but little bleachers shouting till he’s blue in the face.^.
further heed to the snakes, for “Old - — - — — -yv
Shannon” was jealous of their attention Know what thou art and care not for,
and, too, his bald head, bobbing energeti- what thou art deemed to be.— A. E. Bl : ~
NOIRE DAME SCHOLASTIC.
Notre Dame Scholastic
The Founder’s Monument.
Published every Saturday during Term Time at the
University of Notre Dame.
i ntered as second-class matter at the Post Office, Notre Dame, lnd.
Terms: $J.50 per Annum. Postpaid.
Address: THE EDITOR NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC,
Notre Dame, Indiana.
Notre Dame, Indiana, April 21, 1906.
Board of Editors.
EUGENE P. BURKE, ’06
CHAS. L. O’DONNELL, ’06 JOHN F. SHEA, '06
WILLIAM A. BOLGER, ’07 JOHN M. RYAN, ’06
THOMAS E. BURKE, ’07 JOHN C. MCGINN, ’0 6
WESLEY J. DONAHUE, ’07 LEO J. COONTZ, ’07
CORNELIUS HAGERTY, ’06 EDWARD F. O’FLYNN, ’07
WALTER O’DONNELL, ’06 ROBERT L. BRACKEN, ’OS
— Theodor Leschetizky, the famous music
teacher of Vienna who counts Paderewski
and Mark Hambourg among his very cos-
mopolitan pupils, says of American students
that, accustomed to keep their faculties in
readiness, their perceptions are quick, and
they have considerable technical skill, but
to balance this statement he adds that
perhaps they study more for the sake
of being up to date than for the love
—The Literary Digest quotes some figures
from the Detroit Free Despatch which show
that humorous literature as a money propo-
sition pays well. George Ade’s income from
his writings amounts to $150,000 annually.
This is a far greater sum than Dickens,
Thackeray and other illustrious novelists
ever received. Some fifteen years ago George
Ade was working for $5 a week, and now
he earns $400 a day. But he does not
depend upon his signature for this salary.
He is a sincere worker with the infinite
capacity of taking pains, and this is, in
great part, the secret of his extraordinary
success and the strongest hope of those
who would wish to reach an equal standing
in the literary field, •
May third, the Feast of the Invention
of the Hoty Cross, will witness a very
interesting ceremom'- at Notre Dame. On this
date will be unveiled the bronze monument
which the friends and alumni of the Uni-
versity have erected to the memory of the
late Very Reverend E. Sorin, C. S. C.
The pedestal, which is made of the best
Vermont granite, was put in place some
time ago and is declared by^ everyone to be
a splendid specimen of the stone worker’s
art. The statue, which was modeled by the
celebrated sculptor, Ernesto Biondi, will,
we are sure, attract more than ordinarv
attention. It represents our Founder as he
appeared when he was wont, in years gone
by, to greet students and friends on their
arrival at Notre Dame.
We shall give in an early issue of the
Scholastic a picture of the monument
for the benefit of our readers, and we
venture the prediction that all will be
pleased therewith. Contributions towards
the monument fund have come in from all
quarters. The following is a list of those
sent by old South Bend friends of Father
Sorin and the University : —
Studebaker Mfg. Co $1000.00
First National Bank 500.00
James Oliver .' 250.00
Joseph Oliver 250.00
John Ellsworth 250.00
George Wym an ~ 200.00
Mrs. Maud Coquillard 200.00
Hering & Murphy . ioO.OO
Meyer. Livingston 100.00
Dr. Bovrl-Snee 100.00
Dr. J. A. Stoeckley........; 1 75.00
Mr. P. O’Brien..... 50.00
W. R. Baker &. Co...... : 50.00
E. C. McDonald 50.00
Dr. j. Berteling .:. 50.00
South Bend . Engraving Co ..50.00
Gabriel Summers. 50.00
South 'Bend Tribune .•.....‘.50.00
AVenderoth & McGill......... 50.00
Frank Toepp.. ;..... 25.00
McErlain & Jackson 25.00
Senricli & Co :.. 25.00
Moses; Livingston..:..;: 25.00
Leo Eliel....:............. ....... 25. 00
A. C. .Cleis......i..:...';.i : .......... 25.00
Sliidler Bros.........i.............. ’ 25.00
City Roller Mills.......,...:.............; 125.00
"Indiana. Lumber Co;,;,,.,..... ...,.,,, .25.00
NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC.
George Clarke 25.00
Thomas Millea 25.00
Dr. \V. A. Hager 25.00
South Bend Fruit Co 25.00
Staley & Robinson 25.00
Michael Hastings 25.00
We give the names of those only whose
subscriptions have been paid. A number
of others have promised to contribute, and
we shall take pleasure in recording, their
names in a future issue of this paper.
The letters that . have accompanied the
subscriptions bear eloquent testimony to the
esteem in. which Father Sorin was held by
all classes, and more especially by the old
students. The following two letters are
samples of many others that might be
given. Their writers .sent in unsolicited
Elgin, III., Sept. 4, 1905.
The Rev. John Cavanaugh, C. S. C.
Deak Sir: — It has lately' come to my notice in the
newspapers that a movement has been started to
erect a statue to Father Sorin, Founder of the
I was a student at Notre Dame for a very brief
time in the winter of 1S46— ’7, and though I never
afterwards met Father Sorin, I remember him with
admiration and love; and I therefore enclose my'
check for twenty-five dollars to assist in preserving
the memory' of a great and good man.
Tiios. S. Wallin.
Belen, New Mexico, Sept. 20, 1905.
Very Rev. J. A. Zahm, C. S. C.
Dear Father: — Enclosed you will please find my'
check for one hundred dollars. I should like to give
all I have for a statue to our dear Father Sorin.
Very' Respectfully' y'ours, an old student,
Jose E. Chaves.
Both these letters have deeply'- touched
the committee having the monument in
charge, and have been especially gratifying
to the authorities of the University. Mr.
Wallin’s letter, coming as it does after an
absence of sixty' years from his Alma Mater,
is not only a high tribute to the memory
of Father Sorin, but the best possible
indication that Mr. Wallin’s heart is in the
right place. We sincerely' trust that he will
be able to be present at the : celebration on
the 3d of May. Mr. Chaves— Jose we always
called him— was for many y'ears a popular
student in the Minim Department, and was
always a great favorite of Father Sorin’s.
Jose, too, as he well knows, is always
welcome at Notre Dame, and we shall be
especially' glad to meet him on the 3d prox.
Lack of space prevents us from giving the
list of old students and friends, outside of
South Bend, who have contributed to the
monument fund ; but we shall take pleasure
in putting this list in a future number of the
Scholastic, when once the list is complete.
Many' who have not yet sent in their
contributions have signified their intention
of having a part in the erection of the mon-
ument to Notre Dame’s Founder, and we
trust that they' will find it convenient to
send in their contributions, if not before
the statue is unveiled, at least as soon
thereafter as may' be. Promptness in remit-
ting will materially aid the work of the
committee, and enable us to give, at an
earlier date than would otherwise be pos-
sible, a complete list of the friends and
admirers of Father Sorin and his work!' .
That enterprising and enthusiastic body
of students, the Philopatrians, rendered their
annual entertainment in Washington Hall
on Easter Monday'. .
For years the record of this organization
has been one of excellence and talent.
From them have sprung the stars of
our University dramatics. With the true
American spirit of zeal and perseverance
these Carrollites have set an example to the
student body, and have made themselves
worthy' of the admiration they have received.
Their program this year was not a depar-
ture from the precedent already' established,
and so we were treated to an afternoon of
real pleasure. No doubt the greatest praise
is due Prof. Frederick Karr who besides
teaching his classes in oratory and elocution
found ample time to train the young stu-
dents in this line of work. With Brother
Cy'prian as a. leader, we could not have
but expected something good from his
Noticeable was the new scenery which
was used for the first time, and we must
compliment our stage directors for the
effectiveness displayed in the several scenes.
The program was made up of two parts:
a Drama in one act and another in five.
NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC.
The first, “Until the Rising of the Moon,”
is the work of Maurice Francis Egan. It
was a pathetic story and well rendered.
A case of heaping coals of fire, in which the
hero is injured by Captain Tom Crawford,
but when Captain Tom was placed in his
power he returned only" good for evil. E. C.
Clear as Captain Edward Arden was very
good and was well supported by L. Symonds
and the rest of the cast.
“The Prince and the Pauper” made up
the second part of the program. In it H. R.
Symonds and J. L. Weist took the leading
roles , and their efforts were the subject of
very favorable comment.
H. W. Hilton, who has been seen before
with the Philopatrians, was the same amus-
ing character in his part of Miles Hendon,
the big-hearted hero. Jim Fox as Mad
Sam was quite effective.
The other members of the Compaq did
well and are entitled to the greatest amount
of praise. Especially deserving of comment
are the younger members who executed
very well the difficult minuet in the second
When we consider that each year the
Philopatrians lose some of their star mem-
bers and that they are made up entirety
of Preparatory students we can not help
but admire the result of their earnest efforts.
They deserve our congratulations.
THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER.
(A' Drama in Five Acts.)
Cast of Characters.
Edward, Prince of Wales ..H. R. Symonds
Tom Canty, the Pauper.. ,J. L. Weist
Henry YHL, King of England .....C: P. Devett
Earl of Hertford, Lord Protector E. L. McDermott
Eord St. John H. S. Warren
Prince Godfrey, Cousin of the Prince J. R. Tomlinson
Page to the Prince '. .J. F. Mclver
Court Physician........ : T. B. Roberts
Miles Hendon H. W. Hilton
Servant to Hendon „W. W. Rice
John Canty, Father of the Pauper.. ...... G. E. Washburn-
Sykes, Uncle of the Pauper C. F. Reilly
Dan Canty, Tom’s Brother.... R. N. McDowell
Yokel, a Vagabond..........;....:..... ....:.....L....B. Landon
Mad Sam :.J. MI Fox
Humphrey Marlow, Whipping Boy....'...T. J, McFadden
Anthony Gorse j .. :i C. D. Murray
)• Guards -/ ;
Hugh Gallord j \ ~ J, P: GormleA-
Messenger , ... , . . .... ;B: Roe
Ashton Y-. Byrne
Paul V. Byrne
Thos. A. Byrne
W. C. F ole\"
J. B. Gallart
C. H. Jones • •
J. J. Lee
J. F. Mclver .
• J. M. Olston
F. F. Mclver
L. G. Rempe
B. Roe .
Courtiers, vagabonds, etc., by .members of the Society.
• Musical Numbers.
Selection from “The Umpire”......... .J. Howard
Selection from “ Wonderland ” ..: V: Herbert
Selection from “The . Burgomaster” Gus Luders
Selections from “Me, Hint, and I” Max Hoffman
March — “Nora Floradora” IF. O'Harc
March from “The Rollicking Girl” .....IF; T. Francis
UNTIL THE RISING OF THE MOON.
,„(A Drama in one Act. Ba - Maurice Francis Egan, LL. D.)
Cast of Characters. .
Captain EdAA-ard Arden, U. S. A E. C. Clear
1st Soldier, U. S. A : C. Kelley
2d' Soldier, U. S. A : R. Pa3 r ne
Captain Tom j CraAv ford’s Tigers H. 0. Dierssen
Sentinel. - . disguised as J. G. Sexton ■
Ted, tlie Drummer J U. S. Soldiers . L. SA’monds
The Senior Hop.
“Under the folds of the garnet and grey
. • Merrilj- glided the hours aAA'aA'.”
On last Monday evening the senior hop
was held in the upper hall of the gymna-
sium and the result was another star in
the bright escutcheon of ’06. For weeks the
energetic seniors had planned and worked
with the sole object in view of exceeding
all previous -class hops, and as nothing is
impos'sible To ’06 their -plans had a glorious
consummation. The toil and work was all
forgotten, and sweet indeed was the reward
when fair eyes sparkled as they entered and
“Glorious ! wonderful ! ” and “ 0 dandy ! ”
escaped in profusion from delighted guests.
The hall was beautifully decorated in
an original and artistic manner. Gold . and
blue was used to decorate the walls and
galleries,, and was r the predominating color
scheme of the hall. Pennants of the different
colleges were scattered over the walls and
their bright colors added to the gaiety of
the occasion. The most striking decorative
effect was secured by the erection of a large
canopy over the south window which was
constructed of garnet and grey, the class
colors, , and served as a delightful retreat
NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC.
for the weary dancers. The stately folds
of the immense curtains were drawn back,
and the numerals ’06, in colored electric
lights, shed a beautiful lustre over ..all,
making the whole effect one of almost
Another beautiful, coz\ r comer was built
in the northeast end of the hall and was
tastefully decorated with 'college posters and
sofa pillows in profusion. Over the north
window was the large American flag pre-
sented by the class to the University, and
the outline of incandescent lights that was
placed around it made it one of the most
beautiful and conspicuous decorations in the
hall. Dancing began promptly at 8:30, when
from behind a beautiful bower of palms
and gold and blue bunting, the Mattes
Orchestra, dispersed the sweet strains of
“Forbidden Land.”. Twenty-four dances
with liberal encores filled up the. delightful
program of the evening. During the inter-
mission ices were served, and throughout
the entire evening a bowl of delicious punch
reposed beneath a small canopy . decorated
in class colors. The punch arid refreshments
were in charge, of Messrs. Evaristo and
Jose Batlle, and to them the highest praise
is due for the smoothness of arrangement
which contributed, in such a marked degree
to the success of the evening.
Many distinguished guests favored the
class by their presence during the evening.
The Rev. President, Fathers Crumley and
Regan were present for a time. * Among
others present were Mr. T. Dart Walker,
New York; Mr. and Mrs. John -Schwab,
Loretto, Pa. ; Misses McNemy and Murphy,
Elgin, 111.; Misses Lally, Julia and Helen
Beck, Michigan City ; Miss Virginia Craft, St.
Louis ; Miss Kelly, Messrs. D. J. O’Connor,
Robert Lynch and many others from South
Bend and St. Mary’s.
The patronesses of the dance were Mrs.
Dr. Berteling and Mrs. Dr. Stoeckley. ,
South Bend, - 2 ; Notre Dame, 7. .
We won the third in a full nine-inning
game by the score of 7 to 2.
Perce and Waldorf pitched for the Varsity,
and between them allowed the Greens five
hits. Captain McNemy stole home in the
last of the third, and while sliding into the
plate was spiked on his left hand and will
be out of the game for some time. Three
stitches were taken in the injured hand, and
it is hoped he will be able to get into the
game against Illinois on the 26th. The
Varsity is playing good ball and are
starting right for the championship.
RHP A ; E
Tieman, 1. f.
0 1 2 0 0
Anderson, c. f.
10 10 0
0 0 6 0 0
1 010 0 0
0 1 2 4 1.-
0 1 0 2 1
Trouteman, r. f.
0 10 1 0
• Grant, 2b.
0 0 2 4 2
0 10 0 0
0 0 0 4 1
0 0 111
2 52416 6
R H P A E
Bonan, r. f.-2b.
0 2 3 0 2
• McNemv, 2b.
1 0 2 3 0
Farabaugh, 1. f.
0 1 0 0 1
0 0. 8 1 0
.1.1 9 1 >0
Sheehan, e. f.
2 1 0 0 1
2 12 10
1 0 3 9 0
Perce, p.-r. f.'
1 2 0 0 1
0 0 0 0 0
Totals 7 8 27 15 5
Double plays — Shea to McNemy to Stopper (2),
.Francis to Grant to Conners. Base on Balls — Off Perce,
1; off Waldorf. 2 ; off Schaffer. 1; off Guhl, 2. Struck
out— By Perce, 1 ; b\- Waldorf, 2: by Schaffer, 1; by
Telinde, 1; by Guhl, 1. Hit by . pitched ball — Shea.
.On Saturday, the 14th, the first game,
which was to have been played in South
Bend, was called off because of the bad
* „ ■sv
South Bend, 5 ; Notre Dame, 7.
On Easter Monday morning the Varsity
won again, defeating the Greens by a
score of 7 to 5.
The Score R H E
South Bend — 0 0 0 4 1 0 0=5 4 6
Notre Dame — 1 0 2 1 0 3 0=7 S 5
South Bend, 7; Notre Dame, 1.
South Bend won one on Tuesday. In a
seven-inning game the Greens defeated the
Varsity by the. score of 7 to 1.
Captain McNemy is still out of the game
and Shea stepped on a nail and injured his
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foot and was also out of tlie line-up, so
the team represented a patched -up affair.
Birmingham has been compelled to leave
school because of sickness, which makes
“Jerry” Sheehan the busy man in centre
field. “Young” O’Gorman blew up in the
air in the third inning and Waldorf went
in the box, Murray going to second. And
when the bee ended, South Bend had seven
and we had one. O’Gorman showed all
kinds of speed and had eveiything — but
Fleming, 1. t.
Anderson, c. f.
Trouteman, r. f.
Perce, r. £
Farabaugh, 1. f.
Sheehan, c. f.
Waldorf, 2b. -p.
0’ Gorman, .p.
3 21 :
South Bend ;
t : Fleming; 1: f.
' Anderson, ct f. ;
Francis, 3b. •
Conners, lb. ,
^tf^ieniaii,- Ci- 7 -
n'rou.teman,; r. £
R n r A. E
0 1 0 0 0
1-0 0 1 0
: 0 1 12 0 0
: o in o .o
o o o o o
Kuelin, s. s.
0 3 3
0 0 3
3 27 11
ii r a
Waldorf, r. f.
Farabaugh, 1. f.
2 S 1
Sheehan, c. f.
0 2 0
. Two base hit — Francis. Three base hit — Farabaugh.
Struck out— 0’Gonnan, 2; by Waldorf, 3; by
Ferris, 3. Base on balls — Off 0’Gonnan, 2 ; Waldorf,
2; Moffit, 3. Hit by pitcher — Murray. Wild pitch —
O’Gorman. Umpire, O’Shaughnessy.
On Wednesday the South Bend fans saw
“Willie” Perce from Notre Dame give their
leaguers as nice a trimming as they will
get this season. A full nine-inning game,
and we won by the score of 2 to 1.
Perce allowed them three scattered hits
and pitched ; a game good enough to win
at any time. Shea and Brogan shared
equally in fielding honors, Brogan cutting
off a sure hit by making a one-hand stop,
And Shea doing the same had a much harder
chance. “Loud” McCarthy was there with .
the stick: . getting two singles.
Totals 2 5 2711 2
Struck out — B 3 t Perce, 7 ; by Telinde, S. Passed balls,
Tieman. 3 base hit, Tieman. Umpire, O’Shaughnessy.
South Bend, S ; Notre Dame, 7.
South Bend won another on Thursday.
Up to the eighth inning we had the game
put a war' apparently safe, the score being
7 to 3, but in the eighth South Bend got
on O’Gorman for two hits, and when
Waldorf went in the bases were full and no
one out. The Greens got another off him,
and ended the inning with five runs.
O’Gorman showed his best form so far
this year. He has the spit ball working
well, and in eight innings allowed but five
hits. His control was good and he is
rapidly rounding into shape.
Waldorf did not have a chance to do any-
thingbut save the game, and it was asking
a lot from one man. No one out and the
bases full with the team on the run.
Fleming, 1. f.
Anderson, c. f.
Trouteman, r f.
Murray', r. f.
Farabaugh, 1. €
■ Sheehan, r. f. ’ *
2 0 0 1 1
116 0 0
12 10 0
1 1 .2 1 1
0 19 0 0
0 0 13 0
0 2 3 0 1
0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0
Totals " _ . 7 S 27 7 3
Bases on balls— Off O’Gorman, 1; off Guhl, 2; off
Waldorf, 1. Wild pitch— Waldorf. Two - base, hits —
F rancis, Conners. . Struck out— By O’Gorman, 4 ; by
■ Waldorf, !; by Guhl, 4; by Nelson, 3. Hit by pitcher—
Keeffe, Murray. ^Umpire— H’Shaughnessy. . 7
NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC.
LAW DEPARTMENT. .
IN RE BROWN’S ESTATE.
Recently in the Moot Court the ease
founded on the appended statement of facts
came up for trial. Judge Andrew Anderson
of South Bend presided, with Edward J.
Schwab and Terence B. Cosgrove arguing for
the appellant, and Gallitzen A. Farabaugh
and Clayton C. Golden sustaining the
Statement of Facts.
John Brown, in the year 1890, made a
will by which he gave all his estate, both
real and personal, to three trustees. He
• directed that the trustees should -pay to
his wife, Jane, all the net incomes, rent’s
issues and propfits of his estate, of whatever
nature the same might be, for and during
the period of her life. The testator died
October first in the same year that he made
the will, and his wife survived him ten
years, dying December first, 1900. The
will was duly probated. The trustees took
possession of "and managed his entire estate
during the life of his wife, Jane Brown. It
was further provided in the will that on
the death of the wife the trustees were
to divide the estate into five equal parts,
giving one-fifth to each of the three sons,
and one-fifth to each of the two daughters.
At the time of the death of Mr. Brown he
owned fifty'- thousand dollars of the capital
stock of the Eagle Manufacturing Company,
which was worth par. The business of that
corporation was extremely profitable, and
for five years after the death of Mr. Brown -
the trustees received annually on November
first, as dividends, an amount of money
equal to ten per cent, of the face value of
the stock. A large surplus accumulated.
Five years after" the death of Mr. Brown
the corporation made a stock . dividend,
giving to each stockholder an amount of
stock equal to ten per cent, of the original
amount, thereby' doubling the stock of the
company-, making the stock $100,000.00, on
-all of which an annual dividend of Ten per
cent, was paid- to the trustees on November
first each year except November first, 1900.
On the. first' day of October, 1900, the Eagle
Manufacturing Company . made „ another
stock; dividend of ten per : cent,, the effect
of which was to give to these trustees
$100,000.00 more of the capital stock of
the corporation, making $200,000.00 their
total of such stock, on which no dividend
had been declared. During the life of Mrs.
Brown the trustees had paid her only what
she required for her .actual necessaries, the
total amount of payunents to her being
$500.00 each year. On the death of Mrs.
Brown an administrator was appointed
who, of course, was entitled to all of her
estate, and he demanded of the trustees
that they should assign to him all of the
stock dividends that had been made, and
account for all cash dividends made either
on the original stock or on the stock issued
as dividends. The trustees and four of the
legatees of the state claim that the stock
dividends were not income. On the other
hand, the administrator of Mrs. Brown’s
estate claims that the stock dividends
represented the profits, and were really a
part of the income of the estate, and that
Mrs. Brown was entitled to all those
stock dividends and all cash dividends paid
thereon, and he brought suit against the
trustees to compel them to transfer to him
all of the stock issues as dividends, and to
pay and account to him as administrator
for all cash dividends that the trustees had
received either on the original stock or on
the stock that had been issued as dividends.
After going into the question of stock
dividends at some length in his opinion
Judge Anderson decided that the profits in
this case must be regarded as forming part
of the corpus of the estate rather than
income, and to this end he awarded the
judgment to the trustees, and assessed the
costs against the executors of Mrs. Brown.
• „ $
At a recent meeting of the Law Debating
Society , the following officers were elected.
President and Moderator, Dean Hovnes;
1st Vice-President, C. C. Golden; 2d Vice-
Presidentf G. A. Farabaugh ; Corresponding
Secretary, A. B. Oberst ; Recording Secretary,
S. F. Riordan; Treasurer, T. B. Cosgrove;
Critic, M. J. Brown; Sergeant -at -Arms,.
T. F. Healv.
NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC.
— The Very Rev. Father Frahcais, Superior-
General, C. S. C., and Dr: Morrissey, after a
week’s visit at Holy Cross College, Washing-
ton, left for New Orleans. They' will visit the
colleges of the Congregation of the Holy'
Cross in New Orleans, Texas, Oregon and
Wisconsin, and expect to reach Notre Dame
— We take exceptional pleasure in noticing
the appointment of Mr. John Neeson, C. E.,
’03, to the position of Ass’t. Superintendent
of Bridges in Philadelphia and county.
There were many' other competitors in the
field, and the fact that John received the
highest average in the examination for the
office is an honor to Notre Dame and a
great credit to the y'oung alumnus himself.
• — Mike Powers, Notre Dame's old catcher,
who is receiving the benders for the Phila-
delphia nine, paid a visit to Father Bums
and students at Holy Cross College, Wash-
ington on Easter Sunday. He presented the
glove .he used in last year’s champion series
(Philadelphia vs. New York) to Mr. Farley
who intends to send it to Notre Dame to
grace the walls of the trophy' room in the
Gym. Mike is also a journalist, using his
spare time to prepare short articles for. the
— Keep off the grass.
— Is. Sorin to have a baseball team ? If
so they should get busy.
— Found. — A ring and some moneys Apply
to Brother Alphonsus, C. S. C., Brownson
— Found. — A- gold class pin marked C. L.
•, 95 D. A., N. D. U. Call on William Byrne,
St. Edward’s Hall.
-- —The Rev. John T. O’Connell, pastor of'
the Church of St. Francis De Sales, Toledo,
Ohio, will deliver' the Baccalaureate sermon
June 10. Father O’Connell is a man, of fine
culture and enjoys. national reputation as
—The Debate with . Iowa University next
Friday is an important event in the college
year. , Iowa has a strong team and comes
Jo us strengthened with a brilliant record in
; debating, but unless, the Scholastic misses
its guess they will be astonished at the
quality of the . men they will meet on the
field at Notre Dame. The common impres-
- sion here seems to be that our first debating
- team? would be a match -for anything that
treads the boards in the country. .
- —Navigation was opened last Wednesday
night when the boat club got together at
the Oliver and strengthened itself by a good
feed for the activities of the present spring.
The rowing commenced - next- morning, and
now the blue is split, with shouts of “ stroke !
stroke!” at early dawn. The indications
are that the crews this year will be a little
heavier than hitherto, but in spite of this
fact they will probably establish new
records. The interest they show in the
work assures this.
— The Philopatrians enjoyed an excellent
spread in the new banquet hall at the Oliver
last Thursday at 1 p. m. The menu was
varied and appetizing, and the Philopatrians
on their part displayed considerable enthu-
siasm in the proceedings. After the banquet,
brief, very brief, addresses were made by
Messrs. Jay Qualey, George Devitt and
Wilbur Rice. The President of the University
closed the pleasant event by some words
of compliment and of serious advice to the
members of the society.
— This year marks the' golden jubilee of
the entrance of Archbishop Riordan of San
Francisco into Notre Dame as a student.
In a letter received at the University the
Archbishop hoped to visit Notre Dame by
way' of a jubilee celebration, and would
unquestionably^ have done so were he not
halted in Chicago by news of the terrible
calamity' that came upon San Francisco.
The Scholastic assures His Grace of the
cordial sympathy' of all at Notre Dame
in the grief that has come to him.
— At one of the late meetings of the
Brownson Literary and Debating Society,
an interesting preliminary' debate was held
to choose two teams to represent the society
in its debates with the St. Joseph Society.
There were thirteen who contested, of whom
eight were selected to compose the teams.
The decision of the judges, Professors
Deahey, Schwab and Funk, resulted as
follows: A. Blum and J. Young tied for
first place ; G. Sprenger and r C. Rowlands
tied for 2d ; E. Clear, 3d ; D. McDonald, 4th ;
P. Depew and J. Condon, tied for 5th place.
— Brownson Hall has again given evidence
of the prevailing congenial spirit of its
members. This time it was in the nature
of a social gathering in the reading-room
Easter night. The Brownson Hall faculty
and students w ; ere present and Mr. Donovan
presided. The program was both interesting
and instructive, the readings of. Messrs.
Clear, Williams and. Blum surpassing expec-
tations. Brothers Hugh, Alphonsus and
Aiden very ably upheld the faculty part of
the program. Messrs. Maguire, Gushurst,
Rowlands, McDonald, Springer and Depew
contributed their , share of wit and humor,
which helped to. make the evening a very -