Freshman Class Meeting.
Great confusion followed. Each chairman endeavored to maintain his position in the loudest possible manner, until, in the height of the excitement, Mr. Clark was forcibly ejected from his position by one of the opposing party. To restore order, Mr. Sears, '89, was agreed upon by all parties as a proper man to act as chairman.
Mr. Edgar Pierce, Mr. S. Pitts Duffield, of Exeter, and Mr. N. Rantoul, of Hopkinson's School, were then nominated for president. It was voted to take an informal ballot. The chair appointed Sturgis, '90, Burnett, '91, and Longworth, '91, to act as tellers and to receive the ballots as the voters passed down stairs. The result was: Rantoul, 126; Pierce. 52; Duffield, 18. The vote was made formal and Mr. Rantoul declared elected.
Mr. Sears then made the freshmen a short address, stating that he had not come to the meeting to act as their chairman, but to advise them concerning the election of their foot-ball captain. He extended a cordial invitation to every one to come out and try for the foot-ball team. He advised the class not to elect a permanent captain for the eleven until later in the season, and, speaking of the action taken by the Board of Overseers, showed how necessary it was to act carefully in order that freshman contests should not be abolished altogether to the great detriment of all of our university athletics. At the conclusion of his talk, he was heartily cheered.
R. A. Jordan, of the English High, F. W. Colburn, of Lowell, W. W. Cryder, of New York, and F. S. Newell, Roxbury Latin School, were nominated for vice-president. The vote was: Newell, 91; Jordan, 20; Colburn, 2; Cryder, 57. Mr. Newell was declared elected.
Mr. D. Follansbee, of Chicago, was elected secretary and treasurer by acclamation.
It was voted, according to the CRIMSON'S suggestion, to elect only temporary captains for both the crew and the nine.
Mr. Lester and Mr. J. H. Kidder, of St. Paul's, were nominated for temporary captain of the crew, and Mr. Kidder was elected.
C. W. Cady, of Buffalo, was elected temporary captain of the nine.
It was voted to allow the foot-ball team to remain in the hands of Capt Sears.
The meeting, on the whole, was not as noisy as usual, although the usual number of upper-classmen made their appearance.