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VOLUME III. 1894-1895.


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Copyright, 1894 and 1895.
By Thb Harvard Graduate^* Macazinb Assoqation.

The Riverside Press, Cam-
bridge, Mass., U. S. A.

Electrotyped and Printed
by H. O. Houghton & Co.

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Adams, J. Q., death of 388

AdministratiTe Problem, F, Bolles^

rs2 1

AdmiBsioii from other Colleges, H,
C G, von Jagemann 527

AdTaiiciiigTear,The,^.B.j5aW,'80 507

Are Onr Athletic Teams Represen-
tative? E. L. ConarUy '^ 330

AsBOciatioiis :

Almmu 40, 557

Dental 41

Diyinity 44

Gradnates' Magazine 44

Harvard Teachers 401,560

Law Alnmni 45, 557

Lawrence Scientific School 46

Medical School 46, 557

Musical 258, 558

Odontological 259, 559

PhiBetaEappa 52,560

Athletics :

Baseban 110, 249, 394, 547

BasebaU Record with Tale 113

Reld Sports 252

FootbaU 249, 395, 519

Freshman Race 115

Haryaxd-Tale Race, 1894 114

Intercollegiate Shoot 396

Lacrosse 549

Notes 115,253

Rowing 114,261,394,547

Tennis 263

Track Athletics 396, 648

Winter Meeting 549

Bacteriological Laboratory, H. C.
Emst,'76 336

Book Notices :
Baker's, Specimens qfArgumentor

tion 437

Barry's The Princess Margarethe- 144
Bartlett's Complete Concordance qf

Shakespeare 435

BoUes' J<Vofii Blomidon to Smoky

and other Papers 285

Bradlee's Sermons for the Church. . 287

Carruth's Schiller's WaUenstein ... 144

Codman's Brook Farm; Historic
and Personal Memoirs 433

Davis and Browne!s Car Trusts in
the United States 146

Davis, King and Collie's The Use
qf Governmental Maps in Schools 148

Fiske's History qfthe United States
for Schools 435

Jackman's Number Work inNa-
tureStudy 146

Longfellow's I Memoirs and Let-
ters; n Essays and Sermons — 286

Mitchell's Poems 146

Moore's Certain Sand Mounds qf
theSt, John's River, Florida.... 687

Sabine's A Student's Manual qf a
Laboratory Course in Physical
Measurements 148

Sanborn's Familiar Letters qf
Henry David Thoreau 286

Selections from the Essays qf Fran-
cis J^rey 144

Selections from the Poetry and
Prose qf Thomas Gray 143

Smith's Odes and Epodes qf Eor-
ace 436

Stringham's Uniplanar Algebra ... 586

Winsor's Cartier to Frontenac 146

Winthrop's Beminiscences qf For-
eign Travel 143

Worcester's Small Hospitals 438

Books Received 287, 440, 589

Chapel, 1894 220

Commencement, 1894 64

Communications :

Harvard Mathematical Theses, S.
F.Smith'29 98

Mock Trials, G. H. Halliday,
'89 98

Mock Trials, H. A. Harman, I '71 246

" Non - Sectarian Theological
School," C.J. TFock/, '75 247

Unsigned Book Reviews, G. B.
Carpenter, '86 245

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Unsigned Book Reviews, TT. C
Lawtofiy 73 438

Cooke, Josiah Parsons, C. X. Jackson^
'67 195

Corporation :

Death of J. Q. Adams 388

Electionof Samuel Hoar 388

Records 440,589

Crisis in Rowing :

I, TT.^.JBancrtj/i, 78 30

n, F. TT. SiniM, 79 31

III, C. P. Curtw, Jr.,'83 32

IW,W. A, Brooks, 'd& 34

V, C. F. ^rfanw, 2(/, '88 35

Dental School 89, 240

Departments :

Architecture 381

Classical 226

Economics 383

Education and Teaching 227

Engineering 535

T^-"gMffh 82

Fine Arts 228

French 84, 229, 537

Geology ... 538

German 84, 230

History 230

Indo-Iranian 539

Italian, Spanish, and Romance

Philology 232

Mathematics 233

Military Science 233

Semitic 86

Divinity School 240

Documents on the Football Question,
A, B. Hart, '80 519

EIntranoe Examinations, L. B. i?.
Brigg8,'76 224

Families of Harvard Graduates :
Avery Family, J. H, Hopkins, '82 95

The Olivers, -4. 0/iucr, '42 96

The WiUards, H, S. W. BartUtt.. . 97

Fogg Art Museum, M, Brimmer, '49,
^. TT. flbopcr, '69 301

Graduate Conference in New York,
C. A, Duniway, A. M., '94 534

Graduate School, E. Charming, '78. . 544

Graduate's Window, From a. 185, 315, 490

G^ymnasium to be enlarged 393

Harvard Clubs:

Chicago 116.398,652

Cincinnati 117, 396

Cleveland 552

Fall River 552

Louisiana 553

Maine.. 663

Maryland 398

Biilwaukee 398

Minnesota 117, 399

New Bedford 399

New York City 118, 257, 653

Northwest 400

Phihidelphia 654

Rhode IsUnd 258,654

Rocky Mountain 400, 554

San Francisco 400, 655

Seattle 119,656

Washington, D. C 401,656

Western New York 657

Harvard Graduate Club 360

Hemenway G^ymnasium, D. A. Sar-
gent 169

Higher Education in Railway Man-
agement, G, B, Leigkon, '88.... 481

Hoar, S., elected a Fellow 388

HoUis, Thomas, il. IfcF. Dam, s '54 342
Holmes, Dr., with his Classmates,

S, May, '29 159

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, S. F.

Smith, '29 153

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, the Anato-
mist, D, W. Cheever, '52 154

Importance of Veterinary Science,

C. F. Adams, '66 188

Infirmary Needed, G, W, Fitz 37

Lane, Prof., Retirement of 93

Law School 242,507

Library 221

Literary Notes 141, 279, 429, 584

Magazine, The, W. K, Blodgett, 78. 506

Marriages 149,288,448,692

Medical School 92, 243, 385, 642

Mid-Year Retrospect, ^.£. Barf, '80 348
Music at Harvard, J. K, Paine, h '69 811
Necrology, IT. H. TiUinghast, '77.150, 289,

Needed Football Reforms, R, W,

' Emmons,2d,'96 318

New-Comer at Harvard, F, C. de

Sumickrast 162

News from the Classes. . .119, 260, 402, 662
New York's Harvard House, L,

McK. Garrison, '88 23

Non-Academic 137, 274, 421, 678

Officers of College Organizations. .264, 397,

Opening of the Academic Year, A. B.

Hart, '80 198

Parkman, Francis, AutobiogTaphy of 463
PiEtaSodety, i^.il. TFAf^mafi, '81. 486

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Plea for the Stndy of Rnasdaii, N, H.
DoU^'l^ 180

Premdent'sAimiial Report 366

F^f eesor's View of Athletics, F, W.
Taussig, '79 306

QHinqrieiiinal Catalogne 391

Radcfiffe College, Mary Coes . 101, 213, 362,


Review of the Year, W. i?. Thayer,
'81 77

Reviral of Ben Jonson's " Epiooene,"
G, P. Baker, 'S7 403

Savage's Portrait of Washington, J.
TTiiwor, '63 602

Schools Examination Board 246

Scientific EstaMishinents :

Botanic Garden and Mnsenm 234

Bnssey Institution 236

Chemical Laboratory 226

Herbarimn 236

Obferratory 87, 238

Peabody Mnsemn 239,641

Physical Laboratory 88, 237

Scientific School 87, 381

Scope of Instmction 1894-96, C. F.
Dunbar,'61 222

Shall we haye a University Clnb ? W.
R. Thayer, '81 468

Snow, Dr. P., death of, S. M. Mae-

ran*, '73 389

Student Life :

Camera Club 369, 616

Cerele FranQais 213,367

Chess Tournament 360,617

Chias Day, 1894. 99

CUms Officers, 1894 100

Ckss Officers, 1896 209

Oaasical Chib 211

Debating 210, 356, 613

Dining Association 369

Lectures 614

Memorial Society 612

Musical Clubs 210, 368, 617

Notes 100, 212, 616

Summer Schools 92, 387

Treasurer's Statement 379

True Americanism, H, C, Lodge, '71 9

University Notes 138, 278, 426, 682

University Statistics 292, 461, 696

Veterinary School 92, 244

Volunteer Charity Work, B. Calkins,

'90 323

Where Harvard Students Come From,

J. H. Beale, Jr., *S2 464

Winthrop, Robert Charles, W.
EvereU,'59 293


Adams, C. F., Importance of Veteri-
nary Science 188

Adams, C. F., 2d, Crims in Rowing. . 36
Ahny, F., Western New York H.

Chib 567

Ames, J. B., Law School 242,507

Ashley, W. J., Economics Dept 383

Baker, G. P., The Revival of Ben

Jonson's ** Epicoene " 493

Bancroft, W. A.. Crisis in Rowing. . 30

Bartlett, G. A., German Dept 84

Bartiett, H. S. W., l^llard Family. 97
Beale, J. H., Jr., Where Harvard

Students come from 464

Black, M., aeveUmd H. Clnb 652

Bh>dgett, W. E., The Magazine 606

BoQes, F., An Administrative Prob-
lem 1

Bourn, A. O. Jr., Rocky Mountain

H.aub 564

Boyden, W. C, Chicago H. Club.116,398
Brandeis, L. D., Law Association. .46, 657

Briggs, L. B. R., Entrance Examina-
tions 224

Brimmer, M., Fogg Art Museum. . . 301
Brooks, W. A., Crisis in Rowing. . . 34
Calkins, R., Volunteer Charity Work 323
Carpenter, G. R., Unsigned Book

Reviews 245

Channing, E., The Graduate School. 644
Cheever, D. W., OHver Wendell

Holmes, the Anatomist 164

Chew, S., Phihidelphia H. Oub 654

Coes, M., Raddiffe College. .101, 213, 362,

Conant, E. L., Are our Athletic

Teams Representative ? 330

Curtis, C.IP., Jr., Crisis in Rowing. . 32

Davis, A. McF., Thomas HoUis 342

Denny, H. G., Mumcal Association .258, 668
Dole, N. H., Plea for the Study of

Russian 180

Dorr, G. H., Student life 512

Athletics 647

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DanlMir, C. F., Soope of InsfcmctioDf

1894-05 222

Dnniway, C A., The Gradnttto Con-

f erenoe in New York 534

Emerton, E., Histoiy Dept 290

Emmons, R. W., Needed Footlmll

Reforms 318

Ernst, H. C, Baoteriologieal Labora-
tory 336

Everett, C. C, Divinity School 240

Everett, W., Robert Gharies Win-

throp 293

flllebrown, T., Dental School 89, 240

Fits, G. W., An Infirmary Needed. . 37
Garrison, L. McK., New York's Hai^

vardHonse 23

Goodale, G. rL., Botanic Garden and

Botanic Maseum 234

Green, B. R., Washinglion, D. C, H.

Clnb 401

HaU, J. N., Rocky Mountain H.Clnb 400

flalliday, G. H., Mock Trials 98

Hanns, P. H., Education and Teaoh-

ingr 227

Harvard Teachers AsBodation . 401,560

Schools Examination Board 245

Harman, H. A., Mock Trials 246

Hart, A. B., Opening of the Aca-
demic Year 198

Mid-Year Retrospect 348

The Advancing Year 507

The Documents on the Football

Question 519

HoUis, I. Nm Engineering Dept 535

Hooper, E. W., Fogg Art Museum. . 301

Hopkins, J. H., Avery Family 95

Hurlburt, B. S., English Dept 82

Jackson, C. L., Josiah Parsons Cooke 195
Jagemann, H. C. G. von, Admission

from other Colleges 527

Lane, W. C, Phi Beta Kappa Soci-
ety 52,560

Tinman, C. R., Lido-Iranian Dept. . 539
Lawton, W. C, Unsigned Book

Reviews 438

Leighton, G. B., Hi^ier Education

in Railway Management 481

Lodge, H. C, True Americanism. . . 9

Lyman, C. P., Veterinary School... 244

Lyon, D. G., Semitio Dept 86

McGeooh, A. N.,AmwaakeeH.aub 398
MacEjqre, H. G., Rhode Island H.

Club 554

Maovane, S. M., Death of Dr. Free-
man Snow, '73 389

May, S., Dr. Holmes with his Class-

Montgomery, R. B., Louisiana H.

Moore, C. H., Fine Arts Dept

Noyes, J. B., Athletics 249,

Student Life 209,

Oakes, W., Northwest H. Club

Oliver, A., Oliver Family

Osgood, P. H., Veterinary School. .

Osgood, W. F., Mathemadcs Dept. .

Paine, J. K., Music at Harvard

Parkman, F., Autobiography

Parkman, H., Alnmni Association.

Peabody, F. G., Chapel

Pickering, E. C, Observatory

Putnam, F. W., Peabody Museum . 239,

Richards, T. W., Chemical Laborar

Robinson, B. L., Herbarium

Robinson, W., Military Science Dept.

Sargent, D. A., Hemenway Gymna-

Schilling, H. K., (German Dept

Schofield, W. H., Harvard Graduate

Seward, J. L., Divinity School


Shaler, N. S., Lawrence Scientific

School 87,

Summer School 92,

Sheldon, E. S., Italian, Spanish, and
Romance Philology Dept

Shepherd, J., Odontological Society..

Smith, C. L., Classical Philology

Smith, C. W., Baseball

Smith, F. W., Crisis in Rowing

Smith, S. F., Harvard '' Mathemati-
cal Theses"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Stedman, L. B., Seattle H. Club. .

Stone, A. K., Medical School.243, 385,

Storer, F. H., Bussey Institution. . .

Sumichrast, F. C. de, French Dept. 84, !

New-Oomer at Harvard

Taussig, F. W., A Professor's View

of Athletics

Thayer, W. R.

ChissDay, 1894

Review of the Year

The Fhotometrio Catalogues

Shall We Have a University Club. .
















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OowtenU. vii

ThompBoii, W. G., Graduate ICftga- Wenzell, H. B., MiiiiMM>te H. Glnb U7,

ziiie AsBOoiation 44 390

Tbomsen, H. I., Maryland H. Clnb. 996 Whedao, F. H., San Frandaoo H.

Thomdike, A.^ Mescal Alnmni A»- Clnb , 400,566

sodation 557 Wbitman, E. A., The Pi Eta Society 486

Tillins^aat, W. H., Necrology 150, 289, 449, Wilby, C. B., Ginmnnati H. Club 117,

5d3 306

The Qninqnennial Catalogue. ... 391 Wineor, J., Library 221

Trowbridge, J., Phynoal Laboratory 88, Sayage's Portrait of Washington 602

237 Wood, C. J., "Non-Sectarian Theo-

Upham, H. L., Dental AflBociation. . 41 logical School'* 247

Warren, H.L.,ArohitectnralI>ept.. 381 Woodworth, J. B., Geology Dept.. .. 538

Wendell, £. J., New York Cily H. Worcester, C. P., Medical School. . . 92

Chib 118,257,563 Wright, G. E., Seattle H. Club 666


New York's Harvard Houae 1

New York Harvard House (Library) 23
New York's Harvard House (Recep-
tion Room; Staircase) 30

Oliver Wendell Holmes 153

Josiah Paraona Cooke 195

Robert C. Winthrop 298

Savage's Washington 453

Scenery of the English Play 493

The Pi Eta House 486

Thomas HoUis 342

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Vol. III.— SEPTEMBER, 1894. — No. 9.


sand one hundred and fifty students regis-
iversity this year [1893-94], two thousand
nty-six are under the charge of the Faculty
}. This faculty is the direct successor of
10, was known as the Faculty of Harvard
3t, the same faculty as far as conditions of
emed, but it has different and heavier re-
hange of name, which makes it seem strange
graduates, was made when the Graduate
School were placed under its jurisdiction,
prees in Arts or Science conferred by the
sted to its care. It is well to remember in
;his faculty with all its cares, enlarged not
;h but by two important additional trusts, is
1 numbers or selection than it would have
ined in name and jurisdiction simply the

Ii this paper seeks to discuss is, how this

umple organization of a few administrative

actively with a body of students which num-

1870, which includes nearly two thousand

two hundred now, and which, ten years hence, may number over

^ This article was prepared by Mr. BoUes very shortly before his death,
alihough the subject had been long in his mind, as earlier drafts of the article
and as many conversations could testify. It should be stated that Mr. BoUes
did not claim that the remedy herein suggested is the best ; he was fully aware
of the difficulty of suggesting any remedy that would be immediately feasible;
but he hoped to caU attention to the grave problem which confronts the Uni-
versity, and, by promoting discussion, to hasten a solution. — Editor.

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2 An Admniitrative Problem. [September,

three thousand ? At present it is assumed that an administra-
tive officer can perform one duty towards two thousand or three
thousand students as intelligently as he could, in former years,
discharge two or three duties towards six hundred students. As
the University has grown, fewer duties have been assigned to
certain officers, but relief has not, as a rule, taken the form of
reducing the number of students to be known and dealt with by
particular officers. The present Becorder, for example, has
charge of 2,176 records, where the Registrar in 1870 was re-
sponsible for only six hundred. It is only by a fiction that the
Recorder can be assumed to have any personal knowledge of
even a half of the men whose absences he counts, whose petitions
he acts upon, and against whose petty delinquencies he remon-
strates, yet the fiction is maintained while its absurdity keeps on
growing. From time to time recognition of the feebleness of the
old system has led to attempts to modify it, and to create officers
whose jurisdiction should extend over only a reasonable number
of students. In the spring of 1886 the special students in the
College were placed under the particular supervision of a Com-
mittee of the Faculty, and soon after this Committee adopted the
plan of parceling out its students among its members and mak-
ing each member an ^^ adviser" for the students assigned to his
direction. Here was a confession of the inability of the old system
to govern special students and an engrafting upon it of a new
and money-saving device. Instead of having new, salaried ad-
ministrative officers to share duties with the old ones, a group of
sympathetic members of the Faculty was formed to do well, with-
out extra pay, what the proper officers could only do inefficiently.
It is amusing, if not instructive, to remember that an earlier and
alternative suggestion was to get rid of special students.

Thanks to the zeal and tact of the Special Student Committee,
the system of advisers commended itself to the Faculty, and was
extended to the Freshmen Class, though in a somewhat modified
form. The Committee of Freshman advisers was not given full
control over the entering class, in fact it was asked to do little more
than to supervise the choice of Freshman elective studies, and
then to keep a friendly eye upon the class during its first year.
Even this was asked of it more by implication than by specific
voter. That more was not required of this Committee was due

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to the impassibility of finding in the Faculty a sufficient number
of men possessed of the proper qualities of head and heart to do
as much for the Freshmen as the Special Student Committee was
doing for its prot^g^s. Even with their simpler duties, some
members of the Committee of Freshman Advisers have performed
their task in so perfunctory a way, that in order to strengthen
its ranks, the Committee has called into it young instructors who
are not members of the Faculty. Perhaps the wonder is that
anything higher than perfunctory service should be given in tasks
of this kind by men who are employed as teachers, and whose
work as teachers suffers as their administrative cares and burdens

The principal recognition which a possible newer and better
system of administration has received was given when, in addi-
tion to Harvard College, the Ghraduate and Scientific Schools
were placed in charge of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. At
that time the sixth statute of the University was amended to
contain the following : —

*^ A Faculty may, at its discretion, delegate any of its powers relating
to ordinary matters of administration and discipline, except the power
to inflict the penalties of dismission and expulsion, to Administrative
Boards, nominated from among its members by the President, and ap-
pointed by the Corporation with the consent of the Overseers. Every
soch Board shall be subject to the authority of the Faculty from which
it is appointed. Any Administrative Board established for Harvard
College shall consist of not less than fifteen members."

Inunediatdy after the adoption of this statute, Administrative
Boards were appointed to take charge of the ordinary business of
the College, the Graduate School, and the Scientific School, and
they have saved the Faculty from an enormous amount of routine
work. The Ghraduate School with two hundred and fifty men is
readily managed by its Dean, Administrative Board, and Dean's
Assistant, and the Scientific School with two hundred and eighty
men is vigorously handled by a similar administrative force.
Graduate students are, of course, not subject to many of the minor
regulations which apply to inmiature students, but questions re-

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