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R. C. Ringwalt, instructor, at Columbia College, teaching argumentation, writing, and speaking there, and in Barnard College; V. S. Thomas, French, in Milton Academy, Milton; E. H. Warren, instructor in Economics and Sociology, at the University of New York city.-W. E. Greenough is a reporter on the Boston Transcript.-C. A. Gray is studying music in London. -M. H. Wright is a member of the Irrigation Survey in the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana. S. N. Rhoads is assistant curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. -F. N. Clapp is with the banking house of Pfaelzer, Walker & Co., Boston. — H. A. Bull will enter the law office of Rogers, Locke & Milburn, Buffalo, N.Y.-A. H. Newman is in the office of Kidder, Peabody & Co., bankers, Boston.

The Class dinner was held at the Vendome, June 24. W. K. Brice acted as toast-master, and called on these men to respond to toasts: H. A. Bull, M. Hisa, E. H. Warren, G. C. Lodge, W. H. Cameron, C. M. Flandrau, C. S. Pierce, R. Gray, D. C. Greene, Jr., N. W. Bingham, Jr., A. H. Newman, A. S. Pier and R. W. Emmons.-The Secretary wishes once again to ask members of the Class to send to him any information about themselves and all changes in their address. He also reminds them that there are still several score of Class Lives which he is waiting to receive before compiling his first Class Report. Blank forms for the Lives may always be obtained by writing to his address -437 Marlborough St., Boston.


In June President Cleveland appointed Attorney-General Richard Olney, l'58, to be Secretary of State.

Bishop F. D. Huntington, t'42, has been elected president of the Amherst Alumni Association.

Dr. E. W. Dwight, m '91, has been appointed assistant in the department of public institutions of Boston. At the time of his appointment he was practicing in Boston, was a visiting surgeon of the City Hospital, and an instructor in the Harvard Medical School.

The Rev. Edmund Burke Willson, t'43, died June 13 at Salem. In 1843 he was ordained to the ministry in Grafton, where he remained until 1852, when he accepted a pastorate in West Roxbury. For 36 years he was pastor of the North Unitarian Church of Salem. In 1883-84 he represented Salem in the Legislature. He was a member of the Salem School Board for eight years, and was president of the Essex Institute in that city.

John Albert Morris, s '57, died near Kerrville, Tex., May 26. He was most widely known as the owner of Morris Park race track near New York, and through his connection with the Louisiana State Lottery, in which he made his fortune.

On June 17 the French Academy of Sciences elected the astronomer and scientist, Prof. Simon Newcomb, s '58, of the Washington Observatory, an associate academician to succeed the late Prof. Helmholtz, the physiologist.

Dr. G. C. Webber, m '63, died June 11 at Millbury. Born at Hallowell, Me., Nov. 15, 1837, he was prepared for college at Wesleyan Seminary, Kent's Hill, Me., and in 1860 graduated from Wesleyan University. After teaching a short time he studied at the Harvard Medical School. He practiced medicine in Kennebunkport, Me., Newton Upper Falls, and finally at Millbury, where he lived at his

death. From 1863 to 1865 he served as acting assistant surgeon in the U. S. Navy. His deepest interest was in educational matters, and for twelve years he served on the Millbury school board. He was a prominent Mason, the founder of the Millbury Natural History Society, and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He leaves a widow and two children.

S. B. Harding, p '94, has been appointed assistant professor of History in the University of Indiana.

Prof. Thomas M. Drown [L. S. S., '63-'64] has been elected president of Lehigh University, at Bethlehem, Pa.

Dr. Alonzo Ames Miner, S. T. D., '63, who died June 14, was born in 1814, and was for many years one of the leading Universalists and temperance advocates in the country. From 1861 to 1867 he was an Overseer of Harvard, being elected by the Mass. legislature.

C. N. Harris, l'84, of Cambridge, has been appointed a commissioner by Gov. Greenhalge to prepare a second supplement to the Public Statutes of Mass.

Frederick Homer Woodcock, d '91, died at the Mass. General Hospital, Boston, on June 27, not quite 27 years old. He was born in Worcester, and since 1893 had been instructor in the Dental School.

Dr. James Thomas Still, m '71, died in Boston, June 22. He was born July 12, 1840, in Medford, N. J. After graduating from the Medical School he took up practice in Boston, chiefly among the colored people, whom he has treated more for the love of his profession than for what it paid him. From 1871 to 1874 he was surgeon in the old Second Battalion, M. V. M., under Major Lewis Gaul.

In 1875 he was elected a member of the Boston School Board from Ward 9; this office he held three years, and was the first and only colored person ever elected to the board. Through his efforts an opening was first made for colored teachers in Boston schools. He was, it appears, the first colored graduate of the Medical School.

Columbian University, Washington, D. C., at the last Commencement, conferred the degree of LL. D., upon Prof. Wolcott Gibbs, h '88, President of the National Academy of Science.

Prof. F. W. Clark, L. S. S., '67, has charge of the exhibits of the Department of the Interior at the Atlanta Exposition.

Dr. Charles E. Munroe, s '71, is dean of the Corcoran Scientific School, and also dean of the Graduate School of the Columbian University, Washington, D. C.

Judge Walter S. Cox, '47, has been elected dean of the Law School of the Columbian University, Washington, D. C.

Representatives of nine colleges of the Central States met in Chicago June 21, and organized The Central Modern Languages Conference. Its object is to draw together the teachers of the modern languages in the Middle West, and to duplicate for them the advantages of association existing in the East. W. H. Carruth, p '89, a professor in the University of Kansas, is provisional president.

Dr. James George Porteous, m '66, died at his home in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., May 11. He served in the Civil War as assistant surgeon of the 118 Regiment, New York Vols. He was known in the army as the "Fighting Surgeon."

Paul E. More, A. M., '93, has been appointed associate professor in San

skrit and Classical Literature at Bryn years; a trustee of the New HampMawr.

A. P. Reccord, D. S., has been called to the First Unitarian Church, Chelsea. He will begin his duties there in September.

At the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Dr. B. A. Gould, '44, was elected president, Wolcott Gibbs, h '88, a vice-president, and Simon Newcomb, s '58, a member of the council. Dr. Gould and Professor Gibbs were also appointed members of a committee to further the project of introducing a metric gauge for all mechanical purposes.

Dr. Frank Lyman Forsyth, m '77, died May 11, at Providence, R. I. Born at Hampton, N. H., he was educated at the Boston Latin School and the Weymouth High School. Removing to Providence soon after his graduation from the Harvard Medical School, he practiced there until his death. He was a member of the Massachusetts and of the Rhode Island Medical Societies, and of the American Medical Association. He held high rank in several of the Masonic orders. A widow survives.

Dr. Edward Spalding, m '37, died June 22, at Lake Parmachenee, N. H. Born at Amherst, Sept. 15, 1813, he was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1833. After teaching for a year at Lexington, Ky., he studied medicine. In 1837 he went to Nashua, N. H., and practiced for twenty-five years. The last thirty years of his life he devoted chiefly to business. At different times he was president of the Nashua Savings Bank, the Indian Head National Bank, the Nashua Manufacturing Co., the Peterboro R. R., and treasurer of the Nashua & Lowell R. R. He was a trustee of Dartmouth College for twenty-five

shire Insane Asylum; a member of the New Hampshire Historical Society; and president of the New Hampshire Bible Society. For twenty years he was a member of the Nashua school board, was mayor in 1864, a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1876, and of the Executive Council in 1878 and 1879. He leaves two daughters.

Gen. William Cogswell, '60, died at Washington, D. C., May 22. Born at Bradford, Aug. 23, 1838, he was educated at Dartmouth College. Leaving before he had completed his course, he sailed round the world before the mast. On his return, he studied at the Harvard Law School, and in 1860 opened a law office in Salem, and in 1866 one in Boston, remaining in active practice until his death. He volunteered at the outbreak of the Civil War and, serving throughout, rose to the rank of brevet brigadier-general. He was attached to the army of the Potomac for two years, and was for two years more in the Western army under Thomas and Sherman. He was commandant of Atlanta, Ga., while it was in the hands of the Union troops in the autumn of 1864, and was in Sherman's march from Atlanta to the sea. Elected mayor of Salem in 1867, he was reelected in 1868, 1869, 1873, and 1874. He was a member of the Mass. House of Representatives in 1870-71, and 1881-83, and was sent to the State Senate, 1885-86. In the latter year he was elected to Congress, where he served until his death. In 1892 he was chosen as a delegate-at-large to the Republican National Convention at Minneapolis, and served as chairman of the committee on credentials. He was an active member of the G. A. R.

and vice-commander of the Massachusetts commandery of the Loyal Legion. He leaves a wife and three children.

Dr. Albert Long, v '95, has been appointed assistant surgeon to the Maine Veterinary hospital.

The Hon. E. P. Wheeler, l '59, delivered, on June 17, the historical address at the unveiling of the monument erected by the Society of Colonial Wars at Louisburg, N. S., to commemorate the surrender of the fort ress to New England troops in 1745. Mr. Wheeler is a descendant of Sir William Pepperell, commander of the Colonial troops.

Dr. George Augustus Perkins, m '44, died May 18, at Salem, where he was born May 15, 1813. He early went to New York, and was employed there as a wood engraver. In 1838 he went to Cape Palmas, West Africa, to be an Episcopalian missionary, but returned three years later to study medicine at the Harvard Medical School. After graduating, he went back to Africa as a medical missionary, and remained there until 1849. He then returned to Salem and practiced there until a few years ago. From 1863 to 1865 he was post surgeon at Forts Lee and Pickering. For fifteen years he was a member of the Salem School Board. He was consulting surgeon of the Salem hospital, a member of the Starr King Lodge of Masons, of the Essex Institute, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and a trustee of the Salem Athenaeum.

Henry Adolphus Miles, t '32, died at Hingham, May 31. Born at Grafton, May 30, 1809, he was educated at Brown University, and fitted for the ministry at the Harvard Divinity School. He was ordained at Hallo

well, Me., in 1832, and at his death was one of the oldest ministers of the Unitarian denomination. He was pastor at Lowell for seventeen years, and at Longwood and Hingham for shorter periods. For six years he was secretary of the American Unitarian Association. Among other works he published "Lowell, as it was and is," "Gospel Narratives," Channing's Thoughts," "Traces of Picture Painting in the Bible," and "Modern Ideas of the Birth of Christ." He leaves a widow.


A committee has been formed to raise a fund of $25,000 for a monument to be erected in New York city to the late George William Curtis, LL. D., '81. Among the members of the committee are John W. Chadwick, Div., '64, Joseph H. Choate, '52, R. W. Gilder, A. M., '90, Seth Low, LL. B., '90, Theodore Roosevelt, '80, Carl Schurz, LL. D., '76, and W. R. Ware, '52.


A college association has been formed at Fitchburg, C. H. Blood, '79, being its president. Among its members are the following Harvard men: E. J. Cutter, '77; C. F. Baker, '72; A. P. Mason, '79; J. A. Stiles of Gardner, '77; J. W. Palmer, '72; H. B. Eaton, '78; G. N. Proctor, ['65]; W. F. Sawyer, m '91; James P. Goray, ['91]; H. I. Wallace, '77; K. F. Crocker, '88; Adams Crocker, '85; E. P. Miller, '72; E. P. Pierce, l '77, Alvah Crocker, '79; Charles H. Blood, '79; Charles Heywood (Sp.).

To J. E. Gregg, '97, was awarded the Sargent Prize of $100 for the best metrical translation of the 16th Epode of Horace.

G. R. Noyes, '94, received a Bowdoin prize of $100 for a dissertation on the

"Life and Political Character of The- selections were: R. W. Stimson, '95, ramenes."

J. D. M. Ford, '94, won the Sales prize of $45 for proficiency in Spanish Composition.

At the annual meeting of the Mass. Society of the Cincinnati, held in Boston, July 4, Winslow Warren, '58, was elected pres.; B. A. Gould, '44, vicepres.; D. G. Haskins, Jr., '66, sec.; John Homans, '78, asst. sec.; J. C. Warren, '63, T. K. Lothrop, '49, J. C. Palfrey, '53, and Roger Wolcott, '70, members of the standing committee.

"The Harvard cheer is unfortunately losing its distinctive character. In former years the nine ''rahs' came slowly, and the final 'Har-vard' was broad and deep; in the Pennsylvania game the cheer could be but little distinguished from the short, sharp Yale yell. Even the nine long Harvards' which used to be so impressive are now cut much too short. The leaders of the cheering seldom try to maintain the old-time cadence, and there is danger that it will be entirely disused. The merest hint should surely be sufficient to check this tendency.". Harvard Crimson, June 10.

The graduating class of the Dental School had its farewell supper at the United States Hotel, Boston, on June 19. D. W. Dickinson presided; W. I. Sweet was secretary.

Twelve speakers competed for the Boylston Prizes for Elocution in Sanders Theatre, May 9. R. W. Emmons, '95, presided. The speaking was better than last year, when no first prize was given. This year one was awarded to H. E. Addison, '96, who spoke "The Soldier's Field" by Maj. H. L. Higginson, ['55]. Three second prizes were awarded. The men who received them with their

"A Plea for General Robert Smalls," by R. M. La Follette; W. S. Youngman, '95, "The Minute Man of Seventy-Six," by G. W. Curtis, h '81; and L. T. Hildreth, '96, "Galileo Galilei," by Edward Everett, '11.

At the instance of John Hall Jones, '96, Mr. Daniel C. French has made a statuette from his statue of John Harvard which stands in the College Delta. The statuette is cast both in standard bronze and in plaster. Without the pedestal it and the plinth stand eight inches in height, — with the pedestal fourteen and a half inches. Professor Norton says of it: "The little model which Mr. French has made of his fine statue of John Harvard seems to me eminently successful."

Among the officers chosen at the annual dinner of the Boston Delta Upsilon Club, on Feb. 23, were the following Harvard men: A. A. Gleason, '86, pres.; J. I. Bennett, '88, vice-pres. and gen. sec.; R. A. Jordan, '92, treas.; F. Vogel, '87, director.

The Roxbury Latin School celebrated the 250th anniversary of its foundation June 19. A large number of alumni, many of whom were Harvard graduates, assembled on the school grounds in the afternoon. The Rev. G. A. Gordon, '81, opened the exercises with prayer. Then the Rev. James De Normandie, t '62, spoke of the spirit which led to the foundation of the school, and of the school's future. The oration was delivered by the Rev. P. S. Grant, '83. The Rev. T. C. Williams, '76, read a poem. W. C. Collar, h '70, who has been headmaster for many years, spoke on what the school stands for in secondary education. President Eliot, '53, Lieut.-Gov. Wolcott, '70, Prof. G.

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