Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spring 1884 Issue of The Hebron Semester, Student Publication of Hebron Academy at Hebron, Maine


Spring 1884 issue of The Hebron Semester, a student publication of Hebron Academy at Hebron, Maine.  The editors were:
  • Fred Vivian Matthews of Woodford's Corner, Portland, Maine
  • Roscoe Sullivan Kidder of Canton, Maine
  • Lucretia Belle Bridgham, "Belle", of Buckfield, Maine
  • Hattie Alzada Hooper of Paris, Maine
See links to more posts about other issues of The Hebron Semester and other Hebron Academy memorabilia here.

An alphabetical list of the people mentioned in this publication, with additional information about them gleaned throughout the issue, appears later in this post.

The issue measures approximately 9" by 5-3/4" and contains 48 pages, plus 14 pages of advertising, as well as advertising on the inside front cover, the inside back cover and the back cover.



Included in this issue:
  • Boards of Trustees and Instruction, pages 5 and 6
  • Students in Classes 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887 and unclassified students, pages 7-12
  • Editorial about the growth and value of The Hebron Semester, page 13
  • Criticism of Mary, Queen of Scots, pages 14-16
  • Queries - witty takes on students' names, pages 16 and 17
  • Reports of each of the Classes, pages 17-21
  • The Ideal President of 1884, pages 21-26 - where we now know that Grover Cleveland narrowly defeated Senator James Gillespie Blaine of Maine.  The editorial does not discuss the merits of the two candidates but mentions important issues to be considered
  • Editorial notes, pages 27-33, including
    • "candy pulls" and "pop corn drunks"
    • Jefferson Davis effigies
    • Lecture "The Lifting of Life" delivered by Rev. C. A. Hayden of Auburn, Maine
    • Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, election of officers and committee appointees - these are listed with the students' names in the alphabetical list below
    • Humorous presentation by Mr. Menander Dennett of Lewiston, Maine
    • Class Officers - these are listed with the students' names in the alphabetical list below
    • Listing the students' selections to be given at the closing exercises of the Spring Term on April 25, 1884 - these are listed with the students' names in the alphabetical list below
    • Public Lyceum - participation by students is mentioned with their names in the alphabetical list below
  • Causes of the Fall of the Roman Republic, pages 33-35
  • Rubs, pages 35-38 - witty takes on school personalities
  • A Criticism of Oliver Cromwell, pages 39-45
  • Retrospect, School Calendar, Tuition and other information, pages 46-48
  • Pages of advertising, including on the inside front cover; 14 pages at the end; the inside back cover; and back cover
A
  • Charles Loammi Aldrich of West Poland, Maine; member of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8
  • Arthur Williams Alley of Hartford, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 9
  • W. H. Atwood, Esq. of Buckfield, Maine; member of the Hebron Academy Board of Trustees, page 5
B
  • Hattie P. Bailey, Instructor in Music at Hebron Academy, page 6; chorus, page 30
  • Rev. F. W. Bakeman of Auburn, Maine; member of the Hebron Academy Board of Trustees, page 5
  • Edward Park Barrell of South Turner, Maine; member of the Senior Class of 1884, page 7; also on page 32
  • George R. Berry, Class of 1880; studying at Colby University.  Alumni Notes, page 38
  • Henry Havilock Berry of West Sumner, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12; on the Social Committee of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 29
  • Addie Luretta Bonney of Sumner, Maine; member of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8; selection "A Legend of Bregenz", for closing exercises of present term on April 25,  1884, page 31; on the Prayer Meeting Committee of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 28 
  • Hon. Percival Bonney of Portland, Maine; President of the Hebron Academy Board of Trustees, page 5
  • Sadie Dresser Bonney of East Sumner, Maine; member and Treasurer of the Junior Class of 1886, page 9  [2 places], 30; Treasurer of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 28; Treasurer of Class of 1886, page 30
  • W. L. Bonney, Esq., of Turner, Maine; member of the Hebron Academy Board of Trustees, page 5
  • George Forest Bridgham of Minot, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 9
  • Ina Eveline Bridgham of Minot, Maine; member of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8
  • Lucretia Belle Bridgham, "Belle", of Buckfield, Maine; Editor of The Hebron Semester; page 32, several places; member of the Senior Class of 1884, page 7; selection "Ride of Jennie McNeal", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • Ernest Everett Briggs of North Auburn, Maine; member and Vice-President of the Junior Class of 1886, page 9  [2 places], 30
  • Wallace E. Bruce, Class of 1882; studying at Colby University.  Alumni Notes, page 38
  • Correy Arthur Bumpus of Auburn, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11; selection "John Maynard", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
C
  • Adelbert Farrington Caldwell of Oxford, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 9
  • Minnie Belle Caldwell of Oxford, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 9
  • Wendell Anderson Churchill of North Raymond, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
  • Hattie Estella Clifford of Paris, Maine; member of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8
  • Harriet Clarissa Crocker of Paris, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12; selection "Miss Maloney on the Chinese Questions", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31; also on page 32
  • Thomas Stowell Crocker of Paris, Maine; member and President of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8  [2 places] and 29; selection "Unjust National Acquisition", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • Hattie Abbie Currier of Mechanic Falls, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11
  • Frederick Hale Cushing of Turner, Maine; member and Secretary-Treasurer of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8 [2 places] and 29; selection "Napoleon Bonaparte", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31; Vice President of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor and on its Lookout Committee page 28; page 32
  • S. P. Cushman, Esq., of Hebron, Maine; Treasurer of the Hebron Academy Board of Trustees, page 5
D
  • Charles Lincoln Davis, "Charlie", of Minot, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12; selection "How He Saved St. Michael's", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • Minnie Atlanta Davy of West Minot, Maine; member of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8
  • Nellie Imogene DeCoster of West Minot, Maine; member of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8; on the Prayer Meeting Committee of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 28
  • Menander Dennett of Lewiston, Maine - gave a humorous literary presentation, page 29
  • Ella Louise Dudley of Paris, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 9
  • Emily Gertrude Dudley of Paris, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12on the Social Committee of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 29
  • Nena Gertrude Dudley of West Poland, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11
  • George L. Dunham, Class of 1878; after recently teaching at the Grammar School at Paris, Maine, has received appointment as principal of Centre Street Grammar School, Portland, Maine.  He graduated from Colby College.
E
  • Minnie Louise Everett of Hebron, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 9; selection "The Wreck of the Hesperus", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • Mr. Everett - drove the young ladies "to school in "The Chariot" on the morning of February 29, the day of the great snow-storm", page 30
F
  • Ada Eliza Farris of Hebron, Maine; member of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8; selection "The Painter of Seville", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • Lottie Luretta Farris of Minot, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
  • Lucy Lillian Farris of Oxford, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11
G
  • Annie Wilson Graves of Hebron, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
H
  • Fred Porter Hammond of Paris, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11; selection "Daniel O'Connell", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • Lizzie Prince Hammond of Paris, Maine; member of the Senior Class of 1884, page 7; selection "The Burning of Chicago", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • Frank Edward Hanscom of West Poland, Maine; member and Vice President of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8  [2 places] and 29; selection "The Black Horse and His Rider", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31; also on page 32
  • Willis Herbert Hanscom of Mechanic Falls, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
  • Frank Elden Harris of Mechanic Falls, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
  • Frank Edward Hawkes of Oxford, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11
  • Rev. C. A. Hayden of Auburn, Maine; lecture "The Lifting of the Life", page 28
  • Harry Tewksbury Hayes of Oxford, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 10
  • O. A. Hayford, Esq. of Canton, Maine [deceased]; member of the Hebron Academy Board of Trustees, page 5
  • Joseph Alton Hibbs of Hebron, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11
  • Hattie Alzada Hooper of Paris, Maine; Editor of The Hebron Semester; member of the Senior Class of 1884, page 7; selection "Angels of Buenna Vista" [sic], for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31;  on the Lookout Committee of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 28; page 32
  • Clinton Howe of Hebron, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
  • Paul Hartley Howe of Hebron, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
J
  • Millicent Frye Jackson of Lewiston, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886 and member of the Committee of Arrangements for the Class of 1886, page 9, 10, 30; selection ""After the Sale", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • Mamie Clifford Jones of Oxford, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886 and member of the Committee of Arrangements for the Class of 1886, pages 9, 10, 30; selection "King Robert of Sicily", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31; on the Calling Committee of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 28
  • Charles Alton Jordan of Lisbon, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
K
  • Charles Libby Keene of West Poland, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11
  • Mellie Josephine Keene of West Poland, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11; page 32
  • Mabel Celestia Kidder of Canton, Maine; member of the Senior Class of 1884, page 7; page 32; on the Calling Committee of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 28
  • Roscoe Sullivan Kidder of Canton, Maine; Editor of The Hebron Semester; member of the Senior Class of 1884, page 7; President of the Class of 1884, Senior Class, page 7; also on page 32
L
  • Agnes M. Lathe, A.B., Preceptress of Hebron Academy, page 6
  • Georgie Etta Lawrence of Bryant's Pond, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11
  • Isella Florence Lawrence of Bryant's Pond, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 10; on the Social Committee of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 29
M
  • Fred Horace Marshall of Hebron, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12; 
  • Fred Vivian Matthews of Woodford's, Portland, Maine; member of the Senior Class of 1884, page 7; Editor of The Hebron Semester; Vice President of the Class of 1884, Senior Class, page 7; selection "Toussaint L'Ouverture", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31; page 32, several places; President of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor and on its Prayer Meeting Committee, page 28
  • Hattie T. Mayo, B.L., Assistant at Hebron Academy, page 6
  • W. W. Mayo, A.M., Principal of Hebron Academy, page 6
  • Edwin William Megguire of West Poland, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11
  • Charles Alton Mendall of Hartford, Maine; member of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8
  • Alice Cora Merrill of Hebron, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 10
  • Jennie Eliza Millett of West Minot, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 10
  • Sophia D. Morgan, Class of 1883, has married Lester L. Whitman, Class of 1882
  • Clarence Arthur Morrill of South Poland, Maine; member and "Office Boy" of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8  [2 places]; selection "Webster's Reply to Hayne", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31; also on page 32
  • Gertrude B. Morse, Class of 1881; studying at Colby University.  Alumni Notes, page 38
  • Walter E. Morton, Class of 1883, studying art at Boston, Massachusetts.  Alumni Notes, page 38
P
  • Edith Lulu Packard of Hebron, Maine [owner of this copy]; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 10
  • Zibeon L. Packard, Esq. of Hebron, Maine; Secretary of the Hebron Academy Board of Trustees, page 5; page 48
  • Frank Willey Palmer of East Sumner, Maine; member and President of the Junior Class of 1886, pages 9, 10, 30; selection "Hannibal at the Altar", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31; also on page 32
  • Ellery Channing Park of Mexico, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11; also on page 32
  • Laura Woodman Perkins of West Minot, Maine; member of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8
  • Charlie Lorenzo Perry of East Hebron, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 10; selection "Custer's Last Charge", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • George P. Phenix, Class of 1882; studying at Colby University.  Alumni Notes, page 38
  • Bertie McKenney Phillips of East Raymond, Maine; member of the Senior Class of 1884, page 7; Secretary of the Class of 1884, Senior Class, page 7
  • James Madison Pike of Hebron, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886 and member of the Committee of Arrangements for the Class of 1886, pages 9, 10, 30; selection "Chatam on the American War", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • Junot Ney Porter of West Paris, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
  • Evelyn Gertrude Pratt, "Evvie", of Oxford, Maine; member of the Senior Class of 1884, page 7; Treasurer of the Class of 1884, Senior Class, page 7
  • Rosie Lunt Pratt of Long Island City, New York; member of the Sub-Senior Class of 1885, page 8; selection read at closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31; also on page 32
  • Agnes Merton Prince of West Auburn, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 10
  • Harry Prince has left the Academy to finish his course at Coburn Classical Institute at Waterville, Maine, page 28
  • Edgar Darling Pulsifer of West Sumner, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12; selection "The Brave Man", for closing exercises of present term on April 25, 1884, page 31
  • Walter Howard Pulsifer of West Sumner, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
R
  • Albert M. Richardson, Class of 1881; studying at Colby University.  Alumni Notes, page 38
  • Rev. S. D. Richardson of Hebron, Maine; member of the Hebron Academy Board of Trustees, page 5
  • Artell Jackson Russell of East Sumner, Maine; member of the Sub-Junior Class of 1887, page 11
S
  • Mary Abbie Shaw of Turner, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 10; page 32
  • Levi Curtis Sopher of South Poland, Maine; member of the Junior Class of 1886, page 10
  • Etta Sturtevant, Secretary of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 28
W
  • Herbert Elijah Wadsworth of East Livermore, Maine; student at Hebron Academy, page 12
  • John Marshall Washburn Moody of Turner, Maine; member and Secretary of the Junior Class of 1886, pages 9, 10, 30
  • Lester L. Whitman, Class of 1882; has married Sophia D. Morgan, Class of 1883
  • Miss Lizzie M. Whitman, Class of 1882, is taking a special course at Wellesley.  Alumni Notes, page 38
  • Nellie L. Whitman, Assistant at Hebron Academy, page 6; on the Lookout Committee of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 28; on the Calling Committee of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, page 28
  • G. P. Whitney, Esq., of Oxford, Maine; member of the Hebron Academy Board of Trustees, page 5




































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