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war (title of capt. comes from being master
of steamboat); in. LeClaire, la., Dec. 7, 1868,
Ruth Hall. Engaged in steamboat business
since leaving coll.; elected to legislature,
1892, and re-elected 1894, and speaker same,
1895, receiving every vote in legislature; Re-
publican. Address: Winona, Minn. Official
Address: St. Paul, Minn.

VAN SANTVOOIU), Alfred, pres. and
prin. owner of Hudson River Day Line of
Steamboats between New York and Albany;
b. Utica, N. Y.; s. Abraham and Sarah Van
S.; common school ed'n; early took to busi-
ness, first assisting his father, who was one
of the early transportation men of the Hud-
son River trade; continued actively in busi-
ness until recently. Besides large interests
in passenger service, has built numerous
large freight-towing boats, and chartered a
number of boats to Gov't during Civil war.
His long connection with water transporta-
tion has earned him popular title of "Com-
modore "; in. Jan. 23, 1852, Anna Townsend,
of Albany, N. Y. (died, 1890). Enthusiastic
yachtsman and owns fine steam yacht "Cler-
mont"; mem. New York, Seawanhaka, At-
lantic and Am. Yacht clubs; mem. Union
League, Century and St. Nicholas clubs.
Dir. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.,
Delaware & Hudson R. R. and United Rail-
ways of N. J. Residence: 38 W. 39th St. Office :
Desbrosses St. Pier, New York.

VANSITTART, Arthur George, British
consul at New Orleans; b. Paris. Prance,
Nov. 22, 1854; ed. Eton and Trinity Coll.,
Cambridge, Eng. ; passed exam, for diplo-
matic service Feb. 8, 1877; was a sec. succes-
sively of legations at Athens, Lisbon, Buenos
Ayres, Berlin, The Hague, Belgrade, Con-
stantinople, Lisbon, Bucharest, Madrid and
Munich (acted as charge d'affaires at last
four). Entered British consular service as
consul at Chicago, 1895; apptd. consul at New
Orleans, Sept. 6, 1897. Unmarried. Address:
British Consulate, New Orleans.

VAN SVCKEL, Bennet, justice Supreme
Court of N. J. since 1S69; present term ex-
pires 1904; b. Hunterdon Co., N. J., April 17,
1830; grad. Princeton, 1846 (LL. D.); prac-
ticed law until 1869. Address: Trenton, N. J.

VAN VLECK, John Monroe, prof, math-
ematics and astronomy since 1858, v. -p. since
1890, Wesleyan Univ. ; b. Stone Ridge, Ulster
Co., N. Y., March 4, 1833; s. Peter and Ann
(Hasbrouck) Van V.; grad. Wesleyan Univ.,
1850 (LL. D., Northwestern Univ., 1S77, Wes-
leyan Univ., 1900); m. Middletown, Conn.,
May 2, 1854, Ellen Maria Burr (died, Dec.



2t;, 1899), Teacher Greenwich Acad., R. I-,
I860; asst. Nautical Almanac Office, Cam-
bridge, Mass., isni-3; adjunct-prof, mathe-
matics Weslevan Univ., 1853-7; acting [.res.
Wesleyan, 1872-3, isst-:i. 1V6-7; mem. U. S.
Solar Eclipse Bxpd'n at Mt. Pleaaant, la.,
1869; mem. Methodist Ecumenical Conf.,
London, 1881; in Washington, 1891, and of
commit for same in London, 1901; fellow
A. A. A. S. ; mem. Am. Math. Soc, Astron.
and Astrophys. Soc. of America; Astrono-
mische Gesellschaft, Conn. Acad. Science.
Prepared astron. tables in Am. Ephemeris
and Nautical Almanac, 1855-96. Address:
Middletown, Conn.

VAN VOOUHIS. Henry Clay, congress-
man; b. Licking Tp., Muskingum Co., O.,
May 11, 1852; ed. public schools and Denison
Univ.; admitted to bar, 1874; practices at
Zanesville; m. Dec. 15, 1895, Mary A. Brown.
Chmn. Rep. Co. Com., 1879-84; delegate to
Rep. Nat. Conv., Chicago, 1884; mem. Con-
gress loth Ohio dist, 1893-1903; Republican.
Home: Zanesville, O.

VAN VOORIIIS, John, lawyer; b. Deca-
tur, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1826; 5. John Van V. (a
descendant of Dutch settlers of New York,
1660); ed. Genessee Wesleyan Sem., Lima,
N. Y., East Mendon, N. Y., Acad.; studied
law at Rochester; admitted to bar, 1851; m.
Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1858, Frances Ar-
istine, d. Deacon Martin Galusha (and g.d.
Jonas Galusha, who was 9 times gov. of Vt).
Mem. bd. ed'n, Rochester, 1857, city att'y,
1859; delegate Rep. Nat. Conv., Baltimore,
1864; mem. Congress, 1879-83, 1893-5; Repub-
lican. Address: 256 East Av., Rochester, N. Y.

VAN VORHIS, Flavins Josephns, law-
yer; b. Pike Tp., Marion Co., Ind., Dec. 31,
1840; s. Isaac and Sarah (Cotton) Van V.;
ed. common schools until 17 yrs. old; taught
school until 1860; studied at Northwestern
Christian Univ. (now Butler Univ.); began
study of medicine, 1860; enlisted, pvt. Co. I,
86th Ind. vols. ; soon after detailed to hosp.
dept.; commissioned Dec, 1862, asst. surgeon
of regt., served until end of war; m. Jan. 6,
1864, Emma Burton, Indianapolis, Ind. Grad.
Rush Med. Coll., Chicago, Jan. 24, 1866; prac-
ticed Tippecanoe Co., Ind.; attended med.
schools, New York, 1870; grad. Bellevue
Hosp. Med. Coll., March, 1871; practiced
medicine at Indianapolis; studied law; grad.
Central Law School, Indianapolis, April 6,
1880. State senator, 1881 and 1883; drafted
and secured passage in 1881 of law creating
first State Bd. of Health in Ind., therefore
known as "Father of Health Legislation in
Indiana." Has since practiced law; was
engaged in the successful litigation to com-
pel proper appraisement of railroad prop-
erty in Ind.; campaign speaker; Republican
until 1896; since then Silver Republican;
chmn. Silver Rep. State Com. of Ind. Resi-
dence: 514 Senate Av., N. Office: Law Bldg.,
Indianapolis, Ind.

VAN WINKLE, Edgar Beach, civil en-
g'r; &. New York, March 4, 1842; 5. Edgar
Simeon and Hannah (Beach) Van W. ; grad.
Union Coll., A. B., 1860; C. E., 1861 (A. Ml;
in. June 7, 1876, Elizabeth, d. Judge Wm.
. Mitchell (died, Aug. 8, 1894). Employed on



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Croton water works extension, 1861-2; pvt.
and 1st it., 1862, capt., 1865, U. S. V.; served
on staffs of Gens. Viele, Gilmore and Hatch
hi Civil war. Elected Companion (1st class)
Mil. Order Loyal Legion, 1866; Recorder N.
Y. Commandery, same, 1886; mem. com-
mandery-in-chief same. Col. and div. eng'r,
1st div., Nat. Guard, State of N. Y., 1876-83.
As civil eng'r employed on sewerage system,
New York; also by Erie R. R., Shepaug Val-
ley R. R. ; chief eng'r Dept. Public Parks,
New York. Mem. and ex-dir. Am. Soc. Civil
Eng'rs. Residence: 115 E. 70th St., New York,
and "Hillhome," Litchfield, Conn.
VAN WYCK, Augustus, jurist; b. New
York, Oct. 14, 1846; studied Phillips Exeter
Acad.; grad. Univ. of N. C. (A. M.); stud-
ied and practiced law in Richmond, Va. ; re-
moved to Brooklyn, 1871; pres. Dem. Gen.
Com., Kings Co., 1882; mem. numerous Nat.,
State and other convs. of party; judge city
court, Brooklyn, 1884-96; Supreme Court,
1896-8; Dem. nominee for gov. N. Y., 1898,
defeated. Residence: 172 Hancock St., Brook-
lyn, N. Y.
VAN WYCK, Robert Anderson, mayor
of New York since Jan., 1898; term expires
Jan. 1, 1902; b. New York, July 20, 1849;
grad. Columbia Law School (at head of
class), 1872; judge city court of New York,
1889-97; elected 1st mayor of Greater New
York as Democrat, defeating Seth Low and
Gen. B. F. Tracy; a founder of and pres.
Holland Soc. Residence: 135 E. 46th St., New
York.
VAN ZANDT, Marie (Mrs. Petrovich
Tscherinoff), prima donna; b. New York,
1858, d. Mme. Van V., a singer; g.d. Signor
Blitz, musician; musical ed'n in Europe;
debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Turin,
1882; later appeared in Paris in Lakme at
Opera Comique; was the protegg of Mrs.
John W. Mackay; sang at all European cap-
itals in grand opera. First appearance in U.
S. at Metropolitan Opera House, New York,
1891; has since resided in Europe; m. May,
1898, Prof. Petrovich Tscherinoff, Moscow,
Russia, at Paris. Retired from stage and
living abroad.
VAN ZILE, Edward Sims, author; b.
Troy, N. Y., May 2, 1863; s. Oscar Edward
and Sarah M. (Perry) Van Z. ; grad. Trinity
Coll., Hartford, 1884 (A. M., 1887); m. Dec. 8,
1886, Mary Morgan Bulkeley, Hartford, Conn.
Editorial writer Troy, N. Y., Times, 1884-6,
New York World, 1886-90; later mgr. Liter-
ary Bureau, United Press, and editor Cur-
rent Literature; now giving entire time to
fiction. Author: Wanted A Sensation, 1886
CI; The Last of the Van Slacks, 1889 CI; A
Magnetic Man, 1890 L19; Don Miguel, 1891
CI: The Manhattaners, 1895 U9; Kings in
Adversity, 1897 Nl; The Dreamers, and Oth-
er Poems, 1897 Nl; With Sword and Cruci-
fix, 1899 HI. Also novelettes in Lippincott's
Mag.; Harold Bradley, Playwright, July,
1898; A Novel Complication, Feb., 1901.
Address: 19 Columbia St., Hartford, Conn.

VAHNUM, James M., lawyer; b. at New
York, June 29, 1848; s. Joseph B. V.; grad.
Yale, 1868, LL. B., Columbia, 1871; has prac-
ticed law ever since; mem. Assembly N. Y.,



1879-80; Rep. candidate for att'y-gen. N. Y.,
1889; permanent chmn. Rep. State Conv.,
i891; Rep. and Anti-Tammany Dem. candi-
date for judge Superior Court, 1890; senior
a. d. c. to Gov. Cornell, 1880-3, with rank of
col. ; apptd. by Gov. Morton, 1895, paymaster-
gen. N. Y. with rank of brig. -gen. ; apptd.
by Gov. Roosevelt, 1899, surrogate Co. of
New York; v. -p. State Soc. of the Cincin-
nati for R. I. Residence: 3 E. 39th St. Office:
62 Williams St., New York.

VAUGHAN, George Tally, surgeon U. S.
Marine Hosp. service since Jan., 1888; b. Ar-
rington, Va., June 27, 1859; j. Dr. W. L.
and Frances E. (Shields) V.; ed. Kenmore
Univ. High School, Amherst, Va., 1876-8;
grad. M. D., Univ. of Va. andBellevue Hosp.
Med. Coll., New York; post-graduate courses
in New York Polyclinic, Univ. of Berlin,
Germany; Jefferson Med. Coll., Phila.; m.
Farmville, Va., June 27, 1883, May Town-
send Venable. Asst. surgeon U. S. Marine
Hosp. Service, Jan. 25, 1888; passed asst.
surgeon, Feb., 1892; surgeon, April 21, 1900;
maj. and brigade surgeon, 7th army corps,
during war with Spain; prof, surgery, George-
town Univ., Washington, D. C, since 1897.
Author: Principles and Practice of Surgery,
1901 N3. Frequent contributor on med. and
surg. subjects to tech. jours. Address: 816
17th St., Washington.

VAUGHAN, Tliomas Wayland, geolo-
gist; b. Jonesville, Tex., Sept. 20, 1870; s.
Dr. Samuel Floyd and Annie R. V.; grad.
Tulane Univ., 1889; Harvard, 1893 (A. M.,
1894) ; unmarried. Studied at various me-
seums in Europe; engaged in geologic and
palaaontologic researches; now geologist and
paleontologist U. S. Geol. Survey. Specialist
on tertiary geology and fossil and recent
corals. Author: The Eocene and Lower Oligo-
cene Coral Faunas of the United States, U6;
Monograph XXXIX, U. S. Geological Sur-
vey. Also numerous tech. papers on geology
and paleontology. Residence: 1417 R St., N.
W. Office: Smithsonian Inst'n, Washington.

VAUGHAN, Victor Clarence, dean dept.
medicine and surgery, Univ. of Mich, since
1890; b. Mt. Airy, Randolph Co., Mo., Oct.
27, 1851; j. John and Adeline (Dameron) V.;
studied Central Coll., Fayette, Mo., grad.
Mt. Pleasant Coll., Huntsville, Mo., 1872,
grad. M. S., 1875, Ph. D., 1876, M. D., 1878,
Univ. of Mich. (hon. Sc. D, Univ. of West-
ern Pa., 1897; hon. LL. D., 1900, Univ. of
Mich.); m. Huntsville, Mo., 1877, Dora Cath-
erine Taylor. Instr. Univ. of Mich., 1876;
asst. prof., 1880; mem. Mich. State Bd. of
Health, 1883-5; served in Santiago campaign,
1898, as maj. and surgeon 33d Mich. Vol. Inf.;
apptd. div. surgeon, 1898; recommended by
President for brevet of lieutenant-colonel;
appointed surgeon-gen., Spanish-Am. War
Veterans, 1900; mem. German Chem. Soc;
French Soc. of Hygiene; Hungarian Soc. of
Hygiene; Assn. Am. Physicians, etc. Author:
Osteology and Myology of the Domestic
Fowl, 1876 Lll; Text-book of Physiological
Chemistry (3 editions), 01; Ptomaines and
Leucomaines (with Dr. Novy), L12. Has
contributed more than 100 original papers
to current med. and scientific literature.
Address: Ann Arbor, Mich.



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VAUGHN, Mrs. Marlon; see Gilmuu, Stel-
la Scott.

VAUGHN, William James, prof, mathe-
matics since 1882, and of astronomy since
18%, Vauderbilt Univ.; b. Wilcox Co., Ala.,
Feb. 15, 1834; s. John Pnlliam and Rebecca
(Richards) V.; ed. public schools in native
county; acad. Camden, Ala., 1853-4; grad.
Ala. State Univ. (M. A., Univ. of Ala., LL.
D., Univ. of Miss.); m. Marion, Ala., Aug.
17, 1865, Abbie Scott Has taught continuous-
ly since 1857, 14 yrs. at Univ. of Ala., 11
yrs. in schools for ed'n of girls and women;
since then at Vauderbilt. Address: Nashville,
Tenn.

VAUX, Georpe, Jr., lawyer; b. Phila.,
Dec. 18, 18G3; s. George and Sarah (Morris)
V.; grad. Haverford Coll., S. B., 1884, LL.
B., Univ. of Pa., 1888; admitted to bar; un-
married. Largely engaged in reformatory
and penological work, including Phila. House
of Refuge; since 1898 by apptmt. of gov. of
Pa., insp. State Penitentiary, Eastern dist.
Pa. Mem. Phi Beta Kappa, Am. Philos.' Soc,
A. A. A. S., Acad. Natural Sciences of Phila.;
etc. Wrote contributions to Proc. Acad. Nat-
ural Sciences of Phila., 1899, including orig-
inal researches on glaciers of British Co-
lumbia. Residence: 1715 Arch St. Office: 404
Girard Bldg., Philadelphia.

VAWTER, Charles Erastns, supt. Mil-
ler Manual Labor School, Albemarle, Va.,
since June 20, 1878; b. Monroe Co., W. Va.,
June 9, 1841; s. John H. V.; entered Emory
and Henry Coll., 1858, left in junior yr.,
serving in Confederate army, 1861-5, in Stone-
wall Brigade, became capt. ; prisoner at Ft.
Delaware, March-June, 1865; re-entered Em-
ory and Henry Coll.; grad., 1866; sp'l course
mathematics, Univ. of Va. ; tn. Emory, Va.,
July 24, 1866, Virginia, d. Prof. Edmund
Longley. Prof, mathematics Emory and
Henry Coll., 1868-78; mem. bd. visitors, Va.
Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg, Va., since
1886; supt. Sunday School Work, Albemarle
Co., Va. Address: Miller School, Albemarle,
Va.

VEBLEN, Thorstein B., asst. prof, po-
litical economy, Univ. of Chicago, since 1900,
mng. editor The Journal of Political Econ-
omy; grad. Carleton Coll., 1880; graduate
student Johns Hopkins; Ph. D., Yale, 1884;
fellow in economics and finance, Cornell,
1891-2; fellow same, Univ. of Chicago, 1892-
3; reader in political economy, same, 1893-4;
asso. same, 1894-6; instr. same, 1896-1900.
Author: The Theory of the Leisure Class,
1899 Ml. Has written various published pa-
pers on economic topics. Address: 5624 El-
lis Av., Chicago.

VEDDER, Commodore Perry, lawyer;
b. Ellicottville, N. Y., Feb. 23, 1838; drove
team and worked on canal; saved money
and entered Springville Acad. ; served, pvt.
to lt.-col., N. Y. vols.; was captured at
Chancellorsville; spent 2 weeks in Libby
Prison and paroled. Served with Sherman
from Chattanooga to Atlanta; admitted to
bar, 1866; mem. N. Y. assembly, 1872-5; reg-
ister in bankruptcy, 1867-75; State senator,
1875-7; State assessor, 1880-3; State senator,
1885-9; Rep.; author of present N. Y. laws



taxing gifts, legacies and collateral Inherit-
ances; also of a bill taxing corporations for
privilege of organization. Residence: Elli-
cottville, N. Y. Olhcc: 136 Liberty St., New
York.

VEDDER, KIMiii, artist, paint, r, modeler;
b. New York, Feb. 26, 1836; <'d. llnnkerhoff
School, Brooklyn; painted with Mattisou at
Sherburne, N. Y., and in atelier of Picot,
Paris, 1856; worked in Italy, 1857-61; re-
turned to U. S. until 1865, then, after one
winter in Paris, went, in Jan., 1867, to Rome,
where he has ever since resided, making
frequent visits to the U. S. ; tn. July 13, 1869,
Caroline, d. E. H. Rosekrans of Glens Falls,
N. Y. His subjects are principally imagina-
tive; in 1884 he illustrated the Rubaiyat of
Omar Khayyam; 5 decorative panels and the
mosaic Minerva in the new Congressional
Library at Washington are his work. Aca-
demician Nat. Acad. Design since 1865; mem.
Soc. Am. Artists; Am. Soc. Mural Decora-
tors; Century Assn., New York. Address: 68
Capo le Case, Rome, Italy.

VEDDER, Henry Clay, prof, church his-
tory Crozer Theol. Sem. since Dec. 1, 1894;
b. De Ruyter, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1853; grad.
Univ. of Rochester, 1873 (A. M., 1876; D. D.,
1897); Rochester Theol. Sem., 1876; in. Sept.
11, 1877, Minnie M. Lingham. On editorial
staff The Examiner, Bapt. newspaper, New
York, 1876-92, and its editor, 1892-4; also ed-
itor Bapt. Quar. Rev., 1885-92. Author: Bap-
tists and Liberty of Conscience, 1885; The
Decline of Infant Baptism, 1890; A Short
History of the Baptists, 1891 B4; The Higher
Criticism, 1892; The Dawn of Christianity,

1894 B4; Talks with Baptist Young People,

1895 B4; American Writers of To-day, 1894
S6; The Decline of the Apostolic Succession
in the Church of England, 1894; A History of
the Baptists of the Middle States, 1898 B4;
also many articles in mags., newspapers, en-
cyclopaedias, etc. Address: Chester, Pa.

VEEDER, Major Albert, physician; b.
Ashtabula, O., Nov. 10, 1848; grad. Union
Coll., Schenectady, N. Y., 1870 (A.M.); Univ.
of Buffalo, M. D. ; m. 1871, Mary E. Wood,
Schenectady, N. Y. Prin. Ives Sem., Ant-
werp, N. Y., 1875-8; practiced medicine, Ly-
ons, N. Y., since 1883. Fellow A. A. A. S.;
Public Health Assn.; Am. Micros. Soc; In-
ternal Conf. of Charities and Corrections;
permanent mem. N. Y. State Med. Soc. ; etc.
Has published many papers on public water
supply, garbage disposal, the relative im-
portance of flies and water supply in spread-
ing disease, and the like; made study of
the relation of pack ice in the great lakes
of N. America to the glacial period; made
extended investigation of electro-magnetic
phenomena of solar origin, especially with
reference to the causation of the aurora, and
the production of certain weather conditions.
Address: Lyons, N. Y.

VENABLE, Francis Preston, president
since June, 1900, and prof, chemistry Univ.
of N. C; b. Prince Edward Co., Va., Nov.
17, 1856; s. Charles Scott and Margaret Cou-
tey (McDowell) V.; grad. Univ. of Va., 1879;
studied at Bonn, 1879-80; Gottingen, 1S81 (Ph.
D); Berlin, 1889; m. 1884, Sally Charlton



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Manning. Mern. Am. Chem. Soc. ; German
Chem. Soc; fellow London Chem. Soc. Author:
Manual of Qualitative Analysis, 1883 U5;
Short History of Chemistry, 1894 H2; De-
velopment of Periodic Law, 1896 C25; also
(in co-operation with Howe) Inorganic Chem-
istry According to Periodic Law, 1898 C25.
Address: Chapel Hill, N. C.

VENABLE, Williani Henry, author, ed-
ucator; b. Warren Co., 0., April 29, 1836; s.
William and Hannah (Baird) V.; grad. Nat.
Normal School, Lebanon, O., 1860 (A. M.,
De Pauw Univ., 1864; LL. D., Ohio Univ.,
1886); m. Indianapolis, In*., 1860, Mary
Vater. Taught in Lebanon Normal School,
and later prin. Jenning's Acad., Vernon,
Ind. ; prof, natural sciences, 1862-81, prin.
and prop'r, 1881-6, Chickering Inst.; prof.
English literature Hughes High School, 1889-
95; Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati,
since 1895. Mem. the Cincinnati Literary
Club; Hist, and Philos. Soc. of Ohio; A. A.
A. S.; Nat. Edn'l Assn.; etc. Organized and
was first pres. of Cincinnati Soc. for Polit-
ical Ed'n; 1st pres. Teachers' Club, Cin-
cinnati; pres. Western Assn. Writers. Author:
A History of U. S., 1872 Al; June on the
Miami, and Other Poems, 1872 C3; The
Teacher's Dream, 1881 P2; Melodies of the
Heart, 1885 C3; Footprints of the Pioneers,
1888; Beginnings of Literary Culture in the
Ohio Valley, 1891 R3; John Hancock, Edu-
cator, 1892; The Last Plight, 1894 C3; Life
and Writings of Gen. William Haines Lytle,
1894 C3; Let Him First Be a Man, 1894 L3;
Tales from Ohio History, 1896; Selections
from Burns, Byron and Wordsworth, 1898
Al; Santa Claus and the Black Cat, 1898;
Dream of Empire: or, the House of Blenner-
hassett, 1901 D3. Address: 3649 Vineyard PL,
Cincinnati.

VER BECK, William Francis, illus-
trator; .b. Belmont Co., O., June 1, 1858; .s.
Bentley Benedict Ver B.; ed. schools and
academy in Ohio; m, Alice Barrett Shoemak-
er. His sp'lty is comic animals; invented
and pictured the books The Dumpies and
The Arkansaw Bear; The Three Bears, 1899;
Acrobatic Animals, 1899; Beasts and Birds,
1900; Handbook of Golf for Bears, 1900 (all
R7V Residence: 207 W. 85th St. Office: 22 W.
9th St.. New York.

VERBEEK, Gustave, painter, illustrator;
b. Nagasaki, Japan, Aug. 29, 1867; s. Guido
V. (pres. Kaiseigako, Imperial Coll. of To-
kio, Japan, decorated "Order of the Rising
Sun") and Maria V.; ed. at Tokio, Japan,
1875-82; studied art under Benj. Constant,
Laurens, Blanc, Girardot, in Paris; unmar-
ried. Address: 1717 Chestnut St., Bryn Mawr,
Pa.

VERDAGTJER, Peter, R. C. bishop of
Laredo; consecrated 1890. Address: Laredo,
Tex.

VERRILL, Addison Emory, prof, of zo-
ology, Yale, since 1864; b. Greenwood, Me.,
Feb. 9, 1839; grad. Harvard, 1862 (A. M.,
Yale, 1867); m. 1865, Flora L. Smith. Curator
of zool. museum since 1864; prof, in Univ.
of Wis., 1867-70; instr. geology, Sheffield
Scientific School (Yale), 1871-94. Mem. Nat.
Acad. Sciences since 1872; asso. editor Am.



Journal of Science since about 1865; asst. in.
charge of scientific explorations by the U.
S. Fish Comm'n, 1871-88. Has made valuable
original investigations in relation to the in-
vertebrata of the entire Atlantic and Pacific
coasts of N. America, and especially of the
deep-sea fauna; has written over 250 papers
on zoological subjects. Address: New Haven,
Conn.

VERY, Lydia Lonisa Anna, author; b.
Salem, Mass., Nov. 2, 1823; d. Captain Jones
and Lydia V., sister late Rev. Jones V.,
poet; ed. General H. K. Oliver's Classical
School; taught in Salem public school and
in a private school 34 yrs. Unmarried. Pub-
lished yrs. ago a booklet Red Riding Hood,
which was cut in the outline shape of Red
Riding Hood, and was the first book cut out
in any but rectangular shape either in U. S.
or Europe. Has devoted much independent
effort in behalf of dumb animals. Author:
Poems and Prose Writings; Sayings and Do-
ings Among Insects and Flowers; Sylph, the
Organ-Grinder's Daughter; A Strange Dis-
closure; A Strange Recluse; An Old-Fash-
ioned Garden. Address: 154 Federal St., Sa-

, lem, Mass.

VEST, George Graham, U. S. senator,
1879-1903; b. Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 6, 1830;
grad. Center Coll., Ky., 1848; law dept. of
Transylvania Univ., Ky., 1853; removed to
Mo., 1853; established law practice; Presi-
dential elector on Dem. ticket, 1860; mem.
Mo. Ho. of Reps., 1860-1; mem. Confederate
Congress (in house 2 yrs., senate 1 yr.);
Democrat. Home: Kansas City, Mo.

VIBBERT, William H., P. E. clergyman,
ordained priest Oct. 28, 1863; b. New Haven,
Conn., Oct. 1, 1839; .?. Rev. W. E., D. D.,
and Mary E. (Cooke) V.; ed. Episcopal
Acad., Conn., 1853-55; grad. Trinity Coll.,
1858; studied Berkeley Div. School, Middle-
ton, Conn; (S. T. D., Racine Coll., Wis.);
widower. Professor Hebrew, Berkeley Div.
School, 1863-73; rector Christ Ch., Middle
Haddam, Conn., 1863-73; St. Luke's Church,
Germantown, Phila., 1873-83; St. James'
Ch., Chicago, 1883-90; St. Peter's Ch., Phila.,
1890-1; vicar Trinity Chapel, New York,
since 1891. Author: A Guide to Reading the
Hebrew Text, 1872, 2d edition 1875. Address:
11 E. 24th St., New York.

VICKERS, George Morley, publisher; b.
Phila., Jan. 8, 1841; 5. David and Jane Erne-
line (Hunt) V., lineal descendant of Richard
Swain, who settled in Cape May, N. J., 1690;
m. April 30, 1866, Elizabeth Dempsey. Served,
pvt. and sergt., U. S. A., during Civil war.
Author of over 500 songs, including Guard
the Flag, and many other patriotic composi-
tions; also "Ballads of the Occident." Resi-
dence: 1503 N. 55th St. Office: 3941 Market St.,
Philadelphia.

VICTOR, Orville James, author; b. San-
dusky, O., Oct. 23, 1827; grad. at sem. and
Theol. Inst., Norwalk, O., 1847; m. July,
1856, Metta Victoria Fuller, authoress. Con-
tributor to several mags., 1847-51; asso. ed-
itor Sandusky Daily Register, 1S51-6; editor
Cosmopolitan Art Jour., 1856-61; also United
States Jour., 1858-60, in New York; for yrs.
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ers, New York, to oppose legislation aimed
at 2d class matter in t. S. mails. Edited
The Blographieal Library ; the Ameriean Hat
ties series, Library of Standard Hoinanee,
American Tales series, Speakers and Dia-
logues series, Hand Hook series; etc., of the
Beadle & Adams Publications, 1862-1870. Also
Beadle's Mag. of To-day. IN6f>-6<;; Western
World, an Illuminated Weekly, 1869; Satur-
day Journal, 1872-1880; also edited The Fire
side Library and Waverly Library, 1882-SX;
Banner Weekly. 1885-93. Author: History of
the Southern Rebellion ii vols.); Incidents
and Anecdotes of the War; History of Amer-
iean Conspiracies; biographies of John Paul
Jones, Israel Putnam, Anthony Wayne,
Ethan Allen, Winficld Scott, Garibaldi for
Dime Biographical Library and "Great
Americans" Series. Residence: Hohokus, N.
J. Office: 156 Broadway, New York.

VICTORY, John Patrick, lawyer; b. at



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