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William Pinckney Whyte, L. S. '44, died at Baltimore, Md., March 17, 1908. He was born there Aug. 9, 1824. He attended the Harvard Law School, but did not graduate; was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1846. Served in the Maryland legislature, 1847-8; U. S. Senator, by appointment to fill vacancy, 1868-9; governor of Maryland, 1871-4; U. S. Senator, 1875-81; mayor of Baltimore, 1882-3; attorney-general of Maryland, 1887-91; U. S. Senator, 1906 till his death. Married (1) in 1847, Louisa D. Hollingsworth; (2) April 27, 1892, Mary M. D. Thomas.

Gov. Guild, '81, has appointed Dr. Timothy Leary, m '95, associate medical examiner for Suffolk County. He has been assistant surgeon in the U. S. Army, executive officer and commanding officer in charge of the U. S. General Hospital at Ponce, Porto Rico, and later in charge of the U. S. Vaccine Corps at Coama. Volunteered for duty at Santiago de Cuba for yellow fever service. He is professor of pathology and bacteriology in Tufts College, and has had the degree of M.A. conferred upon him by Tufts.

Alexander Viets Griswold Allen, D.D., 1886, professor of church history at the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, since 1867, died in Cambridge on July 1. He was born in Otis, May 4, 1841; graduated at Kenyon in 1862, and at the Andover Theological Seminary in 1865. His chief publications were: "The Continuity of Christian Thought," 1885; "Life of Jonathan Edwards," 1889: "Religious Progress," 1893; "Christian Institutions," 1897; "Life of Phillips Brooks," 1900; and "Freedom in the Church," 1907. He married (1) Elizabeth K. Stone, 1872 (died 1892); (2) Paulina C. Smith, 1907.

M. E. Wadsworth, p 74, is now Dean of the School of Mines and Metallurgy at the Pennsylvania State College. From

1874 to 1887 he was connected with Harvard University as an instructor in mathematics and mineralogy and also as an assistant in geology. For the next two years he was professor of mineralogy and geology at Colby University; going from there to the Michigan College of Mines, where he acted as president from 1887 to 1899. For the last seven years he has been at Pennsylvania College as professor of mining and geology, and for the last two years has served as Dean of the School of Mines. Next year he goes to Pittsburg as professor of mining geology in the University of Western Pennsylvania.

At the annual meeting of the Metropolitan District of the Mass. Dental Society, the following Harvard men were elected to office: Drs. F. T. Taylor, d 90, Boston, sec. (reëlected); Waldo F. Boardman, d '86, Boston, treas. (reelected); E. N. Kent, d '00, S. T. Elliott, d'01, members of executive committee; M. C. Smith, d '98, councilor for 5 years. At the annual meeting of the Central District held in April Dr. H. P. Cooke, d '84, of Worcester, was reelected secretary. At the annual meeting of the Valley District C. H. Mack, d '06, of Springfield, was elected secretary; W. V. Ryder, d '05, of Northampton, a member of executive committee; and C. Wesley Hale, d '02, of Springfield, councilor for 5 years.

Prof. Leslie Alexander Lee, Gr. Sch. "74, died in Portland, Me., at the Maine General Hospital, on March 18. He was born at Woodstock, Vt., Sept. 24, 1852, graduated A.B. at Lawrence University in 1872 (Ph.D. in 1885), and studied in the Harvard Graduate School in 1874. Since 1876 had been professor of biology and geology in Bowdoin College. Was chief of the scientific staff on voyage of the U. S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross, 1887; led Bowdoin expedi

tion to Labrador, 1891; organized the Topographic Survey of Maine; was State Geologist of Maine; and president of the Portland Society of Natural History. Married at New Bedford, Aug. 28, 1877, Elizabeth T. Almy.

Guy H. Holliday, '89, l '92, assistant clerk of the Superior Court of Suffolk County, has issued the Fourth Report of the Class of 1892 of the Harvard Law School. The members of the Class are scattered through 28 states, the largest number having settled in Massachusetts, but there are also large groups in New York, Ohio, and Illinois. Among the members of this Class are: Charles Francis Adams, '88, Treasurer of the University; C. H. Burdett, '88, secretary of the Title Insurance Co. of New York, and secretary of the New York Mortgage and Security Co.; Prof. H. Frye, professor of rhetoric at the University of Nebraska; H. T. Kellogg, since 1903 Justice of the Supreme Court of the Fourth Judicial District of New York State; James G. King, '89, of the firm of Miller, King, Lane & Trafford, of New York; W. W. Nolen, '84, the tutor; Roscoe Pound, formerly dean of the College of Law of the University of Nebraska, and now professor of law at Northwestern University; Oliver Prescott, '89, of New Bedford; C. D. Wetmore, 89, of New York.

Dr. Oscar Burbank, m '48, of Waverly, Ia., the oldest Harvard graduate in Iowa, died at Des Moines, Feb. 7, 1908. He was born at Parsonfield, Me., Sept. 25, 1819. Shortly before his death he went to Des Moines to attend a course of lectures on modern surgery.

Dr. J. H. McCollom, m '69, has been acting as superintendent of the Boston City Hospital, Dr. G. H. M. Rowe, m '68, the superintendent for 29 years, having broken down.

Dudley Farley Phelps, l '67, a well

known figure in the New York customs service, died in Boston, on June 22. He was born Aug. 8, 1845, at Hollis, N. H., and his father was Rev. Dudley Phelps of Groton, a Congregationalist minister. The son prepared for Harvard at the Boston Latin School, but when ready to take up his academic work he enlisted, and, although only 18 years old, was commissioned first lieutenant in the wellknown regiment, the 20th United States Vols. (colored troops). He served in various campaigns in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, and after the Mobile campaign he went on duty at New Orleans, where he served as assistant provost marshal general of the Department of the Gulf. Leaving the army soon after his 20th birthday, he returned North and entered the Harvard Law School, from which he was graduated with the degree of LL.B. in 1867. Entering the law office of Chester A. Arthur, afterwards President, Mr. Phelps was soon made assistant United States attorney for the southern district of New York, and was placed especially in charge of customs cases. When only 26 years old he was made chief of the law department of the New York Custom House and served in that capacity during General Arthur's collectorship. His next appointment was that of assistant district attorney for the county of New York, when he tried many important cases. Later he resumed practice as a customs revenue collector and served until 1902 as head of the law department, being the only Republican head of an important revenue department during Cleveland's administration. He was twice married: (1) to Louise Lander Prince of Salem. Four children by her survive. They are Dudley Phelps, Jr., of New York, William H. Phelps, a resident of Venezuela, Miss Katherine Elizabeth Phelps and Miss Louise Lander Phelps, both of whom are engaged in

missionary work in the district of Hankow, China. A second wife, who was a Miss Hart of Jamaica, also survives him. He was a member of Lafayette Post, G. A. R. of New York, and of the Loyal Legion.

W. A. Spicer, Jr., l '08, has been appointed instructor in international law at Harvard for the year 1908-09, and he has also been selected to take charge of Prince Jaisingras, the son of the Gaekwar of Baroda, India, who is to enter Harvard this autumn.

George Sherman Batcheller, l '57, the American member of the International Tribunal at Cairo, Egypt, died in Paris July 2, from cancer of the mouth. Judge Batcheller was born in Batchellerville, Saratoga County, N. Y., July 25, 1837, the son of Sherman Batcheller. He was graduated at the Harvard Law School in 1857. He was admitted to the bar in 1858, and in 1859 he represented the 2d District of Saratoga County in the New York Assembly, being the youngest member of that body, and serving on the judiciary committee. In 1862 he entered the army as major of the 115th New York Vols., of which he afterward became lieutenant-colonel. He was taken prisoner at Harper's Ferry in 1862. In 1863 he was exchanged, and then served with the Tenth Army Corps. In the spring of 1863 he was appointed deputy provost marshal-general of the Department of the South, holding the position until he was discharged in 1864. From 1865 to 1868 he was inspector-general of New York, and reorganized the National Guard after the war. He also had charge of the northern frontier during the Fenian raids. In 1868 he was a Grant elector. He also sat in the Assembly in 1873, 1874, and 1886, serving on important committees. In 1875 he was appointed judge of the International Tribunal at Cairo, Egypt, and his colleagues made

him presiding judge of the court. Judge Batcheller resigned the position in 1885 to serve again in the New York Legislature, where he was seated for two successive terms. Then Pres. Harrison appointed him First Asst. Secretary of the Treasury, a position which he held from 1889 to 1891, when he became minister to Portugal. 1893-5 he was the American diplomatic representative in Europe with headquarters in Paris. Following this he was for a year European manager of the governmental affairs of several American companies. In 1895 he was appointed to preside over the deliberations of the Universal Postal Congress, at Washington. Distinguished honor was paid to Judge Batcheller by the Egyptian Government, which in 1898 specially requested the American Government to reappoint him to the International Tribunal. Pres. Roosevelt made him a justice of the International Supreme Court of Appeal in 1902. Judge Batcheller was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion in this country, and abroad he was made a grand officer of the Imperial Order of the Medjidieh, and decorated by King Humbert with the grand cordon of the Order of the Crown of Italy. He married Catherine Phillips, daughter of Gen. James M. Cook, of Saratoga.

At the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Dental Society Frank Perrin, d '77, of Boston, was elected an honorary member, N. A. Stanley, d '84, of New Bedford, president. C. W. Rodgers, d '00, Dorchester was reëlected secretary, and J. T. Paul, d '91, Boston, was reelected treasurer. Waldo E. Boardman, d '86, Boston, and F. T. Taylor, d '90, are members of the executive committee.

LITERARY NOTES.

To avoid misunderstanding, the Editor begs to state that copies of books by or about Harvard men should be sent to the Magazine if a review is desired. In no other way can a complete register of Harvard publications be kept. Writers of articles in prominent periodicals are also requested to send to the Editor copies, or at least the titles, of their contributions. Except in rare cases, space will not permit mention of contributions to the daily press.

The Lippincott Co., of Philadelphia, have issued "Why Worry?" by Dr. G. L. Walton, '75, of Boston.

Stephen B. Stanton, '87, has published through Charles Scribner's Sons, "The Essentials of Life."

To "American Practice of Surgery," vol. IV, Dr. J. S. Stone, '89, contributed a monograph on "Plastic Surgery."

Vol. 28 of the "Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure" was recently issued. It covers the titles "Motions” to “Municipal Corporations."

Among the papers read at the Belfast meeting of the British Association was one by Prof. W. M. Davis, s '69, of Harvard, on the Physiographic Subdivisions of the Appalachian Mountain System. "Which College for the Boy?" by John Corbin, '92, a series of newspaper articles written for the Saturday Evening Post, has been issued in book form by Houghton Mifflin Co.

S. E. Whiting, s '96, instructor in engineering, has printed "Laboratory Notes for an Elementary Course in Electrical Engineering. Parts I, II, and III." (Cambridge, published by the University.)

A new and more convenient edition, in two volumes, of "On Holy Ground," by the Rev. W. L. Worcester, '81, has been brought out by the Lippincotts. It contains all the original illustrations, from original photographs taken in Bible lands, and is sold at the same price as the one-volume edition.

Four lectures delivered last year at Harvard by Leonard Darwin make up a volume entitled "Municipal Ownership," published by E. P. Dutton & Co. They discuss the problems of taxation, of private industry, of corruption, of socialistic ideals, etc., as applied to their subject.

"Die Vereinigten Staaten als Weltmacht" is the title of the German translation by Dr. Walter Lichtenstein, '00, of the lectures delivered in France two winters ago by Prof. A. C. Coolidge, '87. (Berlin: E. S. Mittler & Co.) The English original, "The United States as a World Power," will be published this autumn.

T. M. Osborne, '84, has collected into a little volume, "for private circulation," "Adventures of a Green Dragon": being letters written by him to the Auburn, N. Y., Citizen, describing a motor trip through England, France, and Switzerland. It is full of the zest and high spirits with which Mr. Osborne and his young companions enjoyed their tour. (Auburn, N. Y., Publishing Co.)

Arthur D. Ficke, '04, whose Class Poem is still remembered, has printed at the Samurai Press, Cranleigh, Surrey, England, a small volume entitled "The Earth Passion, Boundary, and Other Poems." Although they are often superior to average juvenile verse, they seem to fall short of real distinction, whether in metre or in substance. (Price, 4 shillings net.)

Recent Publications at the Harvard Observatory are: Bulletins, 327, 328, announcing a maximum of the variable star 31, 1907, and positions of the new object near Jupiter. —“Peruvian Meteorology," by Prof. S. I. Bailey. Annals, 49, Part II. Meteorological observations made during the years 1892-95, at the Peruvian stations, not including those at Arequipa. This volume completes the

publication of the Peruvian meteorology, carried on by the Harvard Observatory, to the end of 1895, and includes observations at points from sea level to the summit of El Misti, altitude 19,200 feet. -"Revised Harvard Photometry," by Prof. E. C. Pickering. Annals, 50. This volume contains the principal results of the measures of bright stars with the meridian photometers during the years 1879 to 1906. It gives the concluded magnitudes of 9110 stars of the magnitude 6.5 and brighter, distributed over the entire sky from the North to the South Pole. It furnishes the means of determining the individual magnitudes in the eight principal catalogues compiled from the observations with these instruments. The magnitudes from eight other catalogues, the colors of the northern stars, photographic magnitudes, and the class of spectrum, are also given. "Researches of the Boyden Department," by Prof. W. H. Pickering. Annals, 61, Part I. Contains an early history of the department, including an account of expeditions to Colorado, California, Peru, and Jamaica. A description is given of the following researches: Study of atmospheric definition; photometry of the sun and moon; brighter satellites of Jupiter and Saturn; an investigation of the orbit of the tenth satellite of Saturn; the lunar crater Linné; miscellaneous researches.

Dr. J. H. Woods, '87, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, is preparing an edition of the text of a Hindu work on Yoga philosophy and an English translation thereof. He continued his studies of the several Hindu systems at Maha-Baleshwara, a hill-station in the Western Ghauts, about 100 miles southeast of Bombay, under the instruction of two native pundits, Mukunda Shastri and Venkatesha Vanana.

prints from the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society a paper on "The Law of Oresme, Copernicus, and Gresham," in which he shows how Oresme, Bishop of Lisieux in the last part of the 14th century, and Copernicus in 1526, anticipated the English merchant, Gresham, in demonstrating that where two issues of currency of different value are put into circulation at the same time the inferior will drive out the superior. Mr. Balch gives some interesting biographical facts about the Norman bishop and the Prussian scientist, and quotes the pertinent passages in their works. (Allen, Lane & Scott: Philadelphia.)

Prescott Hall, '89, of the Suffolk Bar, has already been compelled to prepare a new edition of his standard work, "The Massachusetts Business Corporation Law of 1903." It covers all private business corporations, excepting financial, insurance, and public service corporations. The book, which has been practically rewritten, now includes a full treatment of many topics which were merely touched upon in the first edition, together with historical references. The numeration of section numbers has been changed, to avoid confusion. A full table of contents and index make possible immediate reference to any section or topic. As the citations cover volume 194 of the Reports and the legislation of 1907, it is thoroughly up-to-date. (W. J. Nagel: Boston. Canvas, legal 4to, pp. xcv, 631.)

John J. Chapman, '84, versatile, pungent and suggestive, has written in blank verse "Four Plays for Children." The plots and the dramatis personae are original. The pieces are meant to be acted by young children, who will find exercise for their ingenuity not only in interpreting the parts but in getting up the stage-settings. The plan is novel and T. W. Balch, '90, of Philadelphia, re- interesting, and Mr. Chapman carries it

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