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plaintiff. I will not attempt to enumerate further matters in


connection with business, but will conclude by remarking that
I was married on the 26th of June, 1896, to Miss Bessie Gor-
man, daughter of Senator Gorman of Maryland, and have taken
considerable interest and done considerable work in the line of
political speech-making in Maryland on behalf of the Demo-
cratic party since that time.

" With sincerest wishes for the welfare of each and every
member of the Class of '92,

" I am, cordially yours,

" Wilton J. Lambert."


Real Estate Broker. Address, P. O. Box 1299, Seattle, Wash. Un-

THE year following graduation, Laughlin taught mathe-
matics in Parsons College, Fairfield, la. During 1893-
94» he was Instructor in Greek at Kenyon College, Gambier,
Ohio, then for three years he attended the Princeton Theologi-
cal Seminary, where in 1897 he earned the degree of S. T. B.,
following this with a year at Harvard, where he obtained the
degree of Bachelor of Divinity in 1898. Then he went abroad
for study at Gottingen, Berlin and Paris, returning in 1900 to
Princeton for another residence of two years, at the end of
which period he successfully crowned his long and hard prepara-
tory work by obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, his
dissertation being a discussion of the " Solecisms of the
Apocalypse." Accepting the chair of New Testament Litera-
ture and Greek Exegesis in the Pacific Theological Seminary at
Berkeley, Cal., he turned his steps westward once more.

His inaugural address was on " The Pastoral Epistles in the
Light of one Roman Imprisonment." At Berkeley he remained
for five years.

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" In addition to the usual experiences which most of us have
had since graduation," he writes on the back of his circular, " it
has fallen to me to be shipwrecked " (when the Patria burned
in the North Sea, November 15, 1899, and Laughlin lost all he
had, with nine diplomas, five of them from Princeton, and was
picked up by a lumber ship after several hours in a boat. —
Eds.), " to be quarantined in New Orleans during the yellow
fever siege in the summer of 1905, and now to have passed
through the terrible earthquake and fire in San Francisco of
April, 1906- I shall not attempt to tell of my personal experi-
ences in those disasters in one short letter. It is enough to say
that I have each time escaped personal injury."

After all these warnings — perils of fire, perils of waters and
perils of fever — Laughlin has at last decided to reform, and
just as this book goes to press he writes hurriedly to say that
he has quit teaching, hocked his remaining diplomas, and has
started finally on the Simple Life as a real estate broker in
Seattle, Washington.


Contractor. Office, 604 Mission Street, San Francisco, Cal.

Residence, San Rafael, Cal.
Married Juliette Williams, May 2Q, 1902. Children, Ethel

Rodgers, b. . Alexander Neil, b. .

WE would try to gild the lily, but we haven't the goods ;
he hasn't sent them. Al tells us, however, that he is
president of the Lilley & Thurston Company, engaged in the
structural steel and contracting business. He has resided in
Columbus, 0., New York City, and Chicago since graduation.
He belongs to the University Club of San Francisco, where he
sees Max Farrand, who, he understands, is hard to beat in his
specialty at Stanford University — viz., trout fishing. Al is
also a member of the Olympic Club of San Francisco, the San


Francisco Golf and Country Club, and the San Rafael Country
Club. He used to see Tommy Irvin before the earthquake of
April, 1906, and " he was getting three meals a day " then ;
but he has seen him only once since. Golf, swimming, riding
and squash are Al's exercise and recreations and he believes in
" eating a little and drinking enough."


Wholesale Dry Goods. Business Address, 933 Penn Avenue, Pitts-
burg, Pa. Residence, Shields, Pa.

Married Sara Scott Spencer, Glenshaw, Pa., September 25, 1895.
Children, Elizabeth Hall, b. May 30, 1898. Finley Hall, Jr.,
b. May 14, 1900.

HERE is an honest man. He admits that, all in all, eating
and sleeping are his principal recreations, with a little
golf thrown in to taste. His hobby is the " shortest possible
time from bed to train," and as for gossip about any '92 men
he quotes to us (or rather begins the quotation) " Do unto
others," etc. He has " kept away as far as possible from
politics." Of army service he has seen none, but has played
golf with a commander in the navy, so is not without naval
experience. Asked where he has lived, he proudly exclaims,
" Pittsburg forever ! " He belongs to the Duquesne, Pitts-
burg and Allegheny Country Clubs, and also to a few Prince-
ton Clubs.


Teaching. Residence, 5 Wall Street, New Brighton, N. Y. Un-

I YON has moved around a good deal in pursuit of his profes-
_J sion. From August, '92, to June, '93, he taught Greek,
French and general subjects at the Delaware Academy, Delhi,


N. Y. From September, '93, to November, '95, he taught the
Classics and French and Rhetoric at the West Jersey Academy,
Bridgeton, N. J., his old school. Then he took a long jump
and in February, 1896, landed bag and baggage at Mackenzie
College, S. Paulo, Brazil, where besides assisting in the adminis-
tration of the institution, he also taught his favorite subjects of
Latin, Greek and English. There he remained until April,
1899. Then, feeling lonely, he took another transcontinental
leap and woke up in January, 1900, at Mt. Hermon School,
Mt. Hermon, Mass., where he supplied local deficiencies in
Latin and Greek. From February, 1902, to June, 1903, he
was principal of the High School at Woodstown, N. J., and
taught in the three upper grades. In the following September
and until the next February, he taught in the Grammar and
Evening Schools. Then for the next two years he was in the
New Brighton, S. I., Academy teaching Latin and Greek with
general assistant work. He is at present a tutor at New
Brighton and substitute in the N. Y. Schools, and heads
the eligible list for regular appointment as high school assistant
in Latin. He has travelled in all the New England and Middle
Atlantic States, and half a dozen countries on the Continent, be-
sides the British Isles, Canada and South America.


Lawyer. Office, 541 Onondaga Savings Bank Building, Syracuse,

N. Y. Residence, 1017 East Adams Street, Syracuse, N. Y.
Married Mariella Grant, November 1, 1904. Children, none.

MACKENZIE studied law at Albany and was graduated
in 1894, and since 1895 has been practicing at Syra-
cuse, being at present partner in the firm of Mackenzie &
Wade. While he has never been an officeholder or seeker, yet
he has always taken a degree of interest in municipal politics as


a Republican, and has even delivered a few burning political
speeches, on which occasions, however, he says both he and the
cause suffered. Fish Hall is the only frankly self-appreciative
political orator in the Class. But, like Mackenzie, everyone else
has fizzled as a speaker, according to his own statement. Mac-
kenzie doesn't know what his hobby is — " no man can recognize
his own insanity." But it looks as if a bunch of his classmates
have made a pretty good shot at it ; and as for the others we
can point theirs out for them. He is one of our Spanish War
veterans, having been Sergeant of Co. A, 203d N. Y. Infantry ;
but owing to the mosquitoes at Camp Black he never got the
chance to fire a gun or see the enemy. The mosquitoes and
their poison landed him in hospital with malaria and by the
time he got well the late misunderstanding was over. In the
Princeton Club of Syracuse he is one of the most enthusiastic
members. He balked at the photograph idea, but his military
training helped us and he capitulated —

His not to reason why —
His but to do and die!

" Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1907.
" My Dear Prentice :

" I had not appreciated the fact that you wished to make a
complete pictorial record of the Class of '92, but supposed the
contribution of that material was more or less optional; and
having neither beauty nor celebrity I didn't think that it would
make any difference.

" With the other view, however, I am only too glad to do
anything that I can to help along, and have this morning ex-
posed myself to the photographic camera, with hopes for the
result, which will be forwarded to you promptly.

" I think that the answers to your questions cover my bi-
ography, but as I see from a more careful reading of your


L. G. Lyon

W. A. Mackenzie, Jr.

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letter that you specially request a letter in reply I will give a
few further particulars, endeavoring to keep in mind your
words of caution, and giving to you full authority to use,
disregard, abridge, or amplify —

" After graduation I studied Law at the Albany Law School,
from which I graduated in 1894. The next year I came to
Syracuse and entered the office of Stone, Gannon & Pettit, re-
maining with that firm until the summer of 1898, when I en-
listed on the second call for volunteers for the Spanish War.
After six weeks at Camp Black I contracted a fever and was
in the hospital until my discharge. Returning to Syracuse I
formed a partnership with Frank E. Wade, Yale, '94, which
has continued until the present time.

" Although there are no other '92 men in Syracuse, we have
a small but enthusiastic Princeton Club. The Van Duyns, '62,
'94, and '04, McAllister '88, Belknap '89, Jenney '94, and
others all gather whenever a victory is to be celebrated or
a Princetonian gives us a chance to furnish entertainment. As
yet, no member of the Class of '92 has given us that opportun-
ity, but should he come this way I trust that he will let me know
and give us a chance to show our hospitality."


Journalist. Business Address, The New York Tribune. Residence,

227 East 72d Street, New York City.
Married Gertrude von C. Klein, Trenton, N. J., April 23, 1903.

Children, none.

MAGGIE MAGIE studied at Leipzig and Erlangen from
1893 to 1895, and then taught classics in the Pingry
School at Elizabeth until 1897. Since then he has been on the
Tribune. So much of a journalist is he that he shuns station-
ery and ink, and uses the office pencil and scratch paper (to call
it no worse name) for his private correspondence. He must


have lost his moral sense reading the comic supplement. Here
is his pencilled autobiography :

" Dear William :

" For the last three years I have attended strictly to business,
and because this business was done in the night time I have had
neither recreation nor friends. My charming personality has
not been copied by the camera in years, and it is too late to bid
for fame in that way now. When senile dementia comes I shall
turn muck-raker, and then my portrait will be in all the maga-
zines. In the meantime, my photograph would not embellish
the Book of Beauty. Why not try to turn out an artistic
work ?

" I trust that I violate no Princeton ideal in this reference to
Hopped-on Eclair. The Bungle, I understand, is about to be
removed to Englewood, which also possesses its fair share of

" There is nothing which I could put into a class letter which
would be of interest to the men I used to know, and the queries
which I have answered cover all the necessary facts."


Lawyer. Business Address, 716 Reibold Building, Dayton, Ohio.

Residence, 640 Superior Avenue, Dayton, Ohio.
Married Mary Moore Elder, Dayton, Ohio, October 25, 1900.

Children, Robert Dickson, b. March 5, 1902. Thomas Elder,

b. April 17, 1905.

SPORT MARSHALL studied a year in his father's Dayton
law office and then returned to the Great White Way and
entered the New York Law School, taking his degree there.
Since then he has been practicing at Dayton. He is a Demo-
crat, is fond of hunting and fishing, and still plays baseball.
His hobby is bird dogs.



Stationer and Bookseller. Business Address, 429-431 Wood Street,
Pittsburg, Pa. Residence, 608 North Highland Avenue, Pitts-
burg, Pa.

Married Martha Frew Lockhart, Pittsburg, Pa., June 25, 1895.
Children, none.

MASON went into his father's book and stationery com-
pany at Pittsburg after leaving college and has con-
tinued doing business at the old stand. Like all Pittsburg
Princetonians, he is an enthusiastic Princeton rooter and at-
tends all alumni gatherings. He is a member of the Duquesne,
Union, and Monongahela Clubs of Pittsburg, and of course
belongs to the Princeton Alumni Association. As for politics,
he replies " not interested — too crooked ; politics, I mean, not
myself." His chief exercise is chasing clerks around the store,
and his recreation, automobiling, which is likewise his hobby.
The '92 men he most frequently sees are McCune and Reddy
Smith, but he does not tell us what he knows about them —
" not fit for publication." There will probably be a free fight
in the store when this appears in print — if McCune and the
Rosy-haired One can tear themselves away from their ordinary
pursuits long enough to start in to clean up our book-selling
joker. Mason won't chase clerks that day, no sir!



Physician. Office, 207 Funke Building, Lincoln, Neb. Residence,
1420 G Street, Lincoln, Neb.

Married Winifred Grace Busbey, Chicago, 111., June 6, 1898. Chil-
dren, Alice Dorothy, b. December 24, 1900; d. January 10,
1901. Winifred Busbey, b. November 1, 1902.

COLONEL WILLIAM J. BRYAN'S fellow-townsman was
landed after a desperate struggle, and here is the result.
He studied medicine at the Chicago College of Physicians and
Surgeons and took his degree in 1895. He remained in the
Windy City until 1901 and then moved to Lincoln, where he
finds exercise and recreation in playing pinochle, bunco and
the organ. His profession is medicine, but his hobby is the
same as ever — music ; and if rumor is not at fault he is living
up to his Freshman nickname. He has travelled, not widely
but well — " Lincoln to Bull's Crossing and return, 20 miles
in 1897 (overland)." Said Crossing isn't on the map. He
sees Dr. VanDyke Wight, President of Hastings College,
occasionally, a divine " who is spending his time between raising
a family and raising funds for his college. Intimate friend of
the magnates, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Pearson, or any other
fellow who has money to give away." Sam Small alleges that
Joe has found a gold mine somewhere, and has struck it rich ;
but. Joe has not confirmed the allegation. Sam, you know, is
a dealer in water stock, and probably sees visions and dreams
dreams more than occasionally.

We regret we cannot reproduce the red-ink letter-head Dr.
Mayhew uses. But you can all note the delicate compliment
in his opening words :

" Lincoln, Nebraska, January 10, 1907.
" Gentlemen and Kelly Prentice :

" I am coming on to Princeton in the Spring. When I get
there I'm going to hunt up Jim Westervelt and Tommy Bell,

H. L. Mason. Jr.

J. M. Mayhew

H. P. McDowell

A. C. McIlvaine





and then proceed to annihilate the whole bunch of '92 men who
have been hounding me for three months — viz., the Publication
Committee. What do you want to hurry a man so for? I
only knew about this matter six months ago and have been
considering it ever since. My motives are worthy, if my con-
duct doesn't seem to be.

" In this short resume of my past I cannot go into much
detail, but will let it go with saying that for the past nine
years I've been one-half sick, the other half not so much so.
This climate has commenced to show some result now, and I'm
improving. This bit of information carries with it everything
in the way of ups and downs in my career. When a man's only
half up to the mark he amounts to about one quarter and
street car fare. This sounds on re-reading rather discouraged,
but I'm not that. On the other hand, in the ' words of the im-
mortal Buck Ewing,' I'm ' up and coming now,' and want to
see the whole Class, one by one, separately and collectively, in

" Photographs in six natural and easy poses — ' coming up,'
soon. " Yours to a Cinder,

" Joe."


Banking. Business Address, Union National Bank, Pittsburg, Pa.


cCUNE signed a registered letter receipt, but that is all
we have from him.



Physician. Office, 39 12th Street. Franklin, Pa. Residence, 45

12th Street, Franklin, Pa.
Married Edith Lytle Jones. Franklin. Pa.. September 17,. 1902.

Children, none.

TRACY was graduated from the University of \Vestern
Pennsylvania Medical College at Pittsburg in 1895, and
since then has followed the busy life of a physician. He belongs
to the usual County, State and American Medical Societies, plays
golf and tennis occasionally, and is a crank about dogs and
guns. As modest as ever about his own life and doings, he
writes :

" To the Class Committee, Princeton, X. J.

" Dear Sirs: — To sit down and tell to friends and acquaint-
ances one's achievements and accomplishments, where no record
of exaggerations is kept and where boasts are forgotten when the
sparkle and foam have gone, is easy, but to write of them with
name attached is different.

" In '92 I looked ahead and dreamed of great things. Fif-
teen years later I look back and reluctantly confess that along
my pathway there are mighty few things worth placarding.

" After studying medicine and practicing it for six years in
hospitals of several varieties, I located in 1901 in Franklin,
Pa., where I married and where I am probably located to stay.

" I am, therefore, a busy general practitioner of medicine,
contented, fairly successful, fairly prosperous in a small city
which has been called ' The Nursery of Great Men.' Need I
add more, therefore, in writing of my achievements?

" Yours sincerely.

" H. F. McDowell.

" October 16, 1906."



Lawyer. Business Address, 1406 Marquette Building, Chicago, 111.

Residence, Winnetka, 111.
Married Bertha Marie Hately, Chicago, April 24, 1899- Children,

Helen, b. January 20, 1905.

THE Managing Editor of the Tiger studied law at the
Chicago College of Law and was graduated in 1895,
since when he has assisted in disentangling legal complications
in the City of Chicago. His eloquence before juries has usually
been cheered by his clients and occasionally he has been suffered.
In politics he has hustled out voters and has had several chances
to work the party, but couldn't afford to take office. On due
consideration he believes he might be classed as a Republican.
The only positions he has occupied have been the sad one alluded
to in the beginning of this sketch, and the trusteeship of one
or two charitable organizations. For exercise he cuts the grass
and rocks the baby, like a good commuter ; and for recreation
he plays golf. He has no hobbies — " am not a crank — merely
a cog."


Civil Engineer. Business Address, Municipal Building, 14th and

E Streets, N. W., Washington, D. C. Residence, 1523 Rhode

Island Avenue, Washington, D. C.
Married Frances Marion Miller, Washington, D. C, February 14,

1901. Children, James Hall, 2d, b. November 25, 1902.

William Miller, b. September 30, 1904; d. October 11, 1905.

IT will be remembered that Mac started operations in the
office of the Engineer Commissioner of the District of
Columbia and made good at once. He is now the Assistant
Engineer of the new Municipal Building going up in the


Capital. He is a member of the following professional socie-
ties: the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Washington
Society of Civil Engineers, and the National Geographic So-

As for the bust to which he alludes, it was decided that it
would be somewhat unwieldy to keep among the class archives,
so with keen regret the offer was declined. It seems to be up
to Mac to keep it for his own tomb, as he suggests ; or may be
it could be planted in front of the Municipal Building in Wash-
ington, where there is plenty of room.

" Washington, D. C, Nov. 15th, 1906.
" My Dear Prentice :

" I send you herewith the statistics which you requested. As
for a letter I have but little to say in regard to myself. The
fall after leaving Princeton I entered upon the pursuit of my
chosen calling, Civil Engineering, and have been steadily en-
gaged in that work ever since. In recent years I have been
associated with or in charge of some of the largest engineering
works in this community. At present I am in charge of the
construction of the Municipal Government Building ; cost about
$2,500,000, all of which the city will get the benefit of, as
there is no ' graft.' Your request for a photo of myself is a
hard one to comply with as I dodge the photographer the same
as I would a dentist, and I have not posed for the camera for
at least ten years. However, I send you a photo of a bust
which has just been completed of me by a friend who has quite
some standing as a sculptor in this locality. I am sorry I
cannot send you the bust, as I do not know what else to do
with it unless I hurry up and die so that it can be placed at the
grave. With very best regards to the entire Class.

" Charles Albert McKenney."

C. A. McKenney

C. S. McMahon




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Banker. Business Address, Care Alex. Brown & Sons, Baltimore,
Md. Residence, " Misery Hill/' Melvale, Baltimore Co., Md.

Married Romaine Le Moyne, Melvale, Baltimore Co., Md., Novem-
ber 6, 1902. Children, none

" Messrs. Howard Crosby Butler, V. Lansing Collins, Wm.

K. Prentice, Committee Expectant of the Class of '92.

" Gentlemen: — I have received two copies of your extrava-
ganza dated May 15th, and hasten to return herewith the
bordereau you enclosed.

" When I told my wife of your request for our photograph
and explained to her in what company it would be found, she
put her foot down. If I can get out from under in time I shall
try to forward you my own likeness.

" About myself, there is really nothing worth chronicling.
From the time I graduated until May, 1894, I loafed at home,
then I came to Baltimore in the capacity of private secretary
to Mr. Alexander Brown, head of the banking firm of Alexander
Brown & Sons, and in the meantime studied law at the Uni-
versity of Maryland, graduated and was admitted to the
Baltimore Bar, although never practiced. In January, 1902,
I was admitted to partnership in the firm. Since then the only
event of exceptional importance was my wedding in the fall of
that year. A wee bit of a story, but there is all of it.

" Any details I shall cheerfully furnish at the June Reunion.

" Vale,

" Austin McLanahan."

In the meantime here are a few extra details which Reddy
can embellish at the reunion. He was graduated from the
University of Maryland Law School in 1897 with the degree of
LL.B. He is up to his neck in business and has no time for


hobbies and very little for exercise and recreation. He doesn't
even develop his chest as he used to do in the old Gym. But he
is important enough in Baltimore to have quarter-column inter-
views in the papers when he returns from his vacations, giving
his opinions on the weather, crops, politics, business outlook,
and his own health. One of these days he will get half-columns.
With Billy Wilson running the B. & 0., and Reddy superin-
tending as much of the haute finance as Pop Rieman acci-
dentally neglects, and Jesse Riggs insuring everyone's life, and
Alf. Riggs looking after the legal end of things, and E. J.
Cook monopolizing business in the suburbs, and the extenuated
Pendleton watching the tape and juggling the stocks, while the

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