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"Jim" has attended all Reunions.



I — Speaker Doc Smith of Wisconsin addressing the
members of the shackleton exposition.

2 — The Right Honorable Perry Belden of the Ameri-
can Legation of Teoucigalpa.

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3 — Speaker Stohlmann of Brooklyn.

4 — ^Speaker Clark of Flushing on the Capitol Steps.

Bogota, N. J.,, Nov. 22, 1914.
Dear Josh :

One more delinquent heard from and if it is not too late, give my best to
the Class and here is hoping we will all meet again next June at Princeton. I
cannot write a letter with much breeze to it, as I save all my breeze and speed
for Commencement. But in order not to miss my nook in the Class Record,
J will write a couple of lines biographically speaking and then bid adieu.

Since leaving Columbia in June, 1912, I have either worked in or visited
nearly every mining camp in the western country and also found time to take
a side trip to Anticosti Island, Canada, where I put in a very pleasant winter
of five months with Bill Hallimond. Since last May I have 'been killing time
"till the war is over" with the Palisades Park Commission up the Hudson near
Bear Mt., N. Y. After that, if I do not happen to be married, I suppose
it will he on the road again, always returning, I trust, in time for our (Reunion
each year. And in conclusion, I would like to put in a strong plea for a
Reunion of the Class every year as that is the only bright spot a poor 'bachelor
has to look forward to, in his miserable existence.

Best to you. Josh, and will see you at the dinner this winter. Will send
you a picture if I can find one and it is not too late.

As ever,

John C. Beam.


(I b Havana, Cuba, Box 315.
c C. E. Beck & Co., Havana, Cuba.
Fire and Marine Insurance.

Entered Princeton in 1905, left college in 1907. Member of Campus Club.
With C. E. Beck & Co., Havana, Cuba. In Fire and Marine Insurance since
leaving college.

Ed attended our Fifth Reunion, coming all the way from Havana.

Jan., 21, 1915.
Dear Josh :

I was under the impression that enclosed form I had mailed to you long ago
and hope still in time. Some time early in February, I suppose the Class
dinner will be pulled off, and I would give a hell of lot to be there but as
you can readily understand, heing so far away, it is impossible. I did a lot
in getting fcack to the "Fifth" and I am sure no one present was happier than
I. It was worth anything and all praise to the Committee for their work in
making it such a huge success. I expect to be there sure for the "Tenth" —
perhaps the "Seventh."

At the dinner give all the "Studes" my best, and though not present in
body, my thoughts soul and heart will be "with you all" and if possible will
celebrate down here that night by getting a "peach" — "a perfectly good one."
Keep me, posted of all doings, for though far away, I don't want to feel I
am completely out of it.

Ever yours, Ed R. Beck.



ab c St. Luke's Hospital, New York City.

Born in Brooklyn, N. Y. on July 15, 1888. Son of Charles Lake Beckwith of
Glens Falls, N. Y. and Emma Williams of Brooklyn, N. Y.

Prepared at East Orange High School. Entered Princeton in 1905. Left
college in February, igo8 — first group. Member of Key and Seal Club.

Attended New York University, 1908-1910. Received degree of B.S. in 1910.
Attended College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1910-1913. Received de-
gree of M.D. in 19 13.

At present Surgical Literne at St. Luke's Hospital New York City. Member
of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Associate member University Glee Club
of New York City. Married Miss Marion Elsie White in New
York City on Nov. 17, 1910. A son, Edgar Williams Beckwith, Jr., born
July 10, 191 1.

"Ed"' has been unable to attend our Reunions so far, but wait till June, 1916.


a b Care of Mead van Zile Belden, Syracuse, N. Y.
c Department of State, Washington, D. C.

Secretary of Legation at Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Born in Syracuse, N. Y., on July 11, 1885. Son of James Mead Belden of

Syracuse, N. Y., and Jessie van Zile, of Troy, N. Y.
Prepared at Lawrenceville. Entered in 1904, left college in 1905.
In diplomatic service since leaving college, Vienna, 1908, as Private Secretary

to the late Ambassador Charles S. Francis. Third Assistant Secretary to

Embassy, Berlin, igio. Secretary of legation at Tegucigalpa Honduras,

Related to W. V. Belden '95, brother; M. V. Z. Belden '01, brother; A. C.

Belden '05, 'brother.

"Spike" attended our Fifth Reunion.


ab c Peddie Institute, Hightstown, N. J.

Born April i, 1887. Entered Princeton in 1905, graduated in 1909. Member

of Dial Lodge Club.
Teacher in Mt. Hermon School, 1909-1912. Attended Harvard University,

1912-1914. At present teaching in Peddie Institute, New Jersey.

"Ben" attended our First and Second Reunions.



a b Toms River, N. J.
c Sprague Electric Co., Watsessiiig, N. J.
Electrical Engineer.

Born at Toms iRiver, N. J., on Aug. 23, 1887. Son of Edwin Hall Berry of

Dover, N. J., and Anna H. Grover of Princeton, N. J.
Prepared at Pennington Seminary. Entered in 1905, graduated in 1909.

Took Electrical Engineering course, receiving E.E. in 191 1.
Since Sept. 1917, has been with Sprague Electric Co. at Watsessing, N. J.

Allan attended our First, Second and Fourth Reunions.


ab c Muskogee, Okla.

Letters have 'been returned from above address since 1909. No report of
him since he entered college in 1905 and left after a few months' time. Any
information will be welcomed by the Secretary.


a 61 5 1 Sheridan Road, Chicago, 111.
b c Nesterville, Ontario, Canada.
Lumber Manufacturer.

Born in Chicago, 111., on June 22, 1886. Son of Harry Huntingford Bishop

of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and Annabella Lauxon of Napanee,

Ontario, Canada.
Prepared at Northwestern Academy. Attended Michigan University, 1905-

1907. Entered Princeton in 1907, graduated in 1909. Received "P" in

football. Member of Cannon Club.
Engaged in the manufacture of lumber at Nesterville, Ontario, for the past

three years. With- The Thessalon Lumber Co. Member of Chicago

University Club.

"Bish" attended our First and Fifth Reunions.

Nesterville, Ontario, April 19, 1915.
My Dear Josh : -

Your notice in the Alumni Weekly reminds me that I have not sent you any
dope concerning self for the Fifth year book.

I am located in an outpost of civilization called Nesterville in Ontario,
Canada, occupation manufacturing lumber, and that only means ten hours
per diem these war times if one wants to keep manufacturing. The climate
in these out of way places is very salubrious, no cinders in the air, nor glare
from the bright lights to rob one from proper rest, so a little work does not
come amiss. Have been in the lumber business about four years but only
been sentenced here two years. At present there is no pardon in sight,
my ofifense must have been very grave.


The out-of-door life here is quite enjoyable. We have good hunting and
nearly every fall we arrange a moose hunting trip. Occasionally I get down
to Chicago and Toronto which make very delightful changes.

Would 'be pleased to see any students desiring to take a rest at any time.
We run open ibachelor quarters and there is always room in the trenches for
one more.

With best regards to all, I am as ever.

H. W. Bishop '09.


a b "The Washington" Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, Md.
c Fidelity Bldg., Baltimore, Md.
Surety Bond Business.

Born in Baltimore on June 23 ,1887. Son of H. Crawford Black of Cumber-
land, Md., and Ida Perry of Cumberland, Md.

Prepared at Boys' Latin School of Baltimore, Md. Entered Princeton 1905,
graduated 1909. Member of Quadrangle Club.

In London Office of Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland in 1909-1911. Since
then interested with H. Crawford Black and Van Sear Black in various
corporations. Member of Maryland Clu'b. Married Miss Constance
Hoffmeister at Glenthorne, Lj^nton, North Devonshire, England, on Sept.
28, 1912.

Harry attended our Fifth Reunion.


a b 230 Highland Ave., Trenton, N. J.
c Hamilton Rubber Mfg. Co.

Born in Brookljm, N. Y., on Dec. 11, 1885. Son of William Loami Blodgett of
Holyoke, Mass., and May C. Altenbrandt of Danbury, Conn.

Prepared at State Model School, Trenton, N. J. Entered Princeton 1905,
graduated 1909 — third group. Since graduation has :been engaged as
chemist at the Hamilton Rubber Mfg. Co. of Trenton, N. J., of which
company his father is Secretary. Member of Trenton Chamber of Com-
merce. Married Miss Eleanor May Haas at Trenton, N. J., on June 14,
191 1. One child, Eleanor May Blodgett, 'born Aug. 20, 1913, at
Trenton, N. J.

Bill attended our First, Fourth and Fifth Reunions.


^ ab 2170 Broadway, New York City, N. Y.

c 257 Fourth Ave., care of R. A. Tuttle Co., New York City.
Cotton Converting Business.


Born in New York City on Oct. 5, 1888. Son of Ferdinand S. M. Blun of
Worms, Germany, and Rose Romberg of New York City.

Prepared at Horace Mann School, New Y'ork City. Entered Princeton 1905,
graduated 1509 — third group.

Attended Philadelphia Textile School, 1909-1911. Since then has been in
the Cotton Converting buisness with R. A. Tuttle & 'Co. Member of the
Union League Club of New Haven and Terrace Club of Flatbush.

Mel has attended all Reunions.


a 45 Broadway, New York City.
Z? 314 Pelhamdale Ave., Pelham, N. Y.
c Hamburg American Line, 45 Broadway, New York City.
Steamship Business.

Born in New York City on Jan. 21, 1889. Son of Emil Leopold "Boas of
Gorlitz, Germany, and Harriet B. Sternfeld of Boston, Mass.

Prepared at Hamilton Institute, New York City. Entered Princeton 1905,
graduated 1909 — Second group. Business Manager of Bric-a-Brac. Mem-
ber of Colonial Club.

With El Paso and Southwestern R. /R. at El Paso, Texas, from 1909-1911.
Since then has been with the Hamburg American Line at New York,
New Orleans, Chicago, Hamburg and Montreal. Up to outbreak of
European War was Canadian Manager of the Company at Montreal,
Canada. Member of Pelham Country Club, Pelham, N. Y., and St.
Maurice Fish and Game Club at Lake Wyagamas, P. Quebec. Married
Miss Marguerite Chase at Farmington, Conn., on Oct. 8, 1910. Two
children, Allan Chase Boas, born Sept. 17, 191 1, and Robert Waldo Boas,
born June 10, 1914.

Herb has attended our Second, Fourth and Fifth Reunions.

Dear Josh :

You ask for a letter on the past five years of my life. They have been
spent to a great extent in jumping from one place to another: El Paso,
Texas, working in a railroad company and travelling through West Texas,
Arizona, New Mexico and Northern Mexico, then after two years there, back
to New York where I entered the Hamburg American Line, which work
seems to have predestined me for a wandering existence. New York, New
Orleans, Chicago, Hamburg, Montreal have been my various places of resi-
dence during the past three years, the last stay having been cut short by the
unfortunate trend of European affairs, so that now I am back in New York,
where I hope to remain, at least as my headquarters. The fall of 1913 and
winter of 1914, most of which T spent in Hamburg, saw me travelling on
business through Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria, and along the German-
Russian frontier.

During the above period, despite my wanderings I have managed to keep



I — Heki; Boas. 2 — Clarence Southerland. 3 — SpE^XE Gordon.

4 — Spence Thraner. 5 — Tug Murray. 6 — Bill Keys.

up with the rest of the class, or shall I say best, and in October, 1910, I was
married and have two sons, one three years old and one four months, who I
trust, will some day enter Princeton. I have been to three out of our five
reunions, missed out on the other two on account of being in El Paso and in
New Orleans at the time.

You have a very big work ahead of you compiling the very interesting
record and so I will not add to your labors by writing a letter which might
have to be cut down, or "censored," and so I will close with every good
wish, from

Yours very sincerely.

Herb Boas.


a b 1 60 1 Eighth Ave., Ft. Worth, Texas.
c Burton & Lingo Lumber Co., Ft. Worth, Texas.

Born Sept. 4, 1887. Entered Princeton in 1905, graduated in 1909. Member
of Tiger Inn Club. With Burton & Lingo Lumber Co. since graduation.
Married. A son, David Armstrong Boice, born March 10, 1913, at Ft.

"Doc" won the long distance cup at our Second Reunion.


a b Stamford, Conn.
c Barker, Bonner Inc., Engineer & Contractors, 18 East 41st
Street, New York City.
Contracting Engineers.

Born in Greenwich, Conn., on Aug. i. 1888. Son of David Bonner of Roth-
melton, Ireland, and Marie Adele Clark of New York City.

Prepared at Kings School, Stamford, Conn Entered Princeton 1905, gradu-
ated 1909 — third group. Mem'ber of Key and Seal Club.

Since 1909 to 1914 has been in the contracting business with Henry Steers,
Inc. Started as timekeeper and held positions as estimator and superin-
tending pier construction work. In 1912 was Superintendent on Gunpow-
der and Bush River bridges for Pennsylvania R. R. Since Jan. 15, 1914,
Vice-President of Barker, Bonner, Inc., New York City .
Related to R. E. Bonner '76, cousin ; F. Bonner '78, cousin ; P. R. Bonner '91,
brother; L. K. Bonner '11, cousin; G. Forbes '13, cousin; K. Bonner '14,

Dave has attended all Reunions.

October 20, 1914.
Dear Josh : ■ . -

I'm not married yet or soon. Even if I did take a girl to a show three


years ago, that was a dirty Irish trick of yours in "After three years" and
am writing you a letter this time, so you can't pull any of -that stuff again.
You see I learned my lesson. But if I ever got you down, you can bet you'll
say "Uncle."

Since 1912 have been trying to make both ends meet by sticking to engi-
neering from the contracting end with Henry Steers, Inc., until January, 1914,
and spent most of the time in Maryland on the Bush & Gunpowder Rivers
(God bless them with the accent on the bless) building bridges for the
P. R. R. One was a mile long and the other about three thousand feet
reinforced concrete over a "tidal estuary" as one of the Penn engineers put
it, but in A.B. language "a damn swamp." Then got sent up to Newark
Bay rebuilding the Pennsy bridge that had burnt down and on the night
shift. It rained all the time and just believe me, Newark Bay on a rainy
night is a lovely spot.

- After that, did the estimating for the company, till I left in January to go
in business with Harold Barker a very old friend, who didn't see the light
^d went to Brown. We are contractors and engineers and specializing on
concrete and bituminous concrete roads. We haven't stolen anything yet that
I've seen, but our friends tell us that all road contractors are crooks there-
fore we must be, so there's still hope for a little honest graft.

- We are building some concrete roads over in Greenwich, Conn., and I've
got to be there to-morrow morning at seven and it's late now, so see you at
the Yale game. Josh, good luck to you and good night,

(Signed) Dave.


a Helena, Mont.
h Great Falls, Mont.

c Commercial National Bank, Great Falls, Mont.

Born in Helena, Mont., on June i, 1885. Son of George Booker of St.
Louis Mo., and Martha Elizabeth Walton of Chillicothe, Mo.

Prepared at Princeton Preparatory School. Entered Princeton in 1905,
graduated in igog — second group. Second Prize in Senior German. Mem-
ber of Cannon Club.

Accountant in Yellowstone Park Hotel Co. 1909 In various positions in
National Bank of Montana from 1909 to date. At present Receiving
Teller. Married Miss Celeste Eastlake at Chicago, 111., on June 5, I9i3-
Born a daughter, Eleanor Booker, Oct. 12, 1914.

Les won the long distance cup at our Third Reunion.

Helena, Mont., March 6, igiS-
Dear Josh :

■ Several months ago I started to write you the story of my life for the past
live'years or so, and it seemed a difficult task to inject any real interest into my
rather prosaic career. I had been employed continuously since leaving col-


lege, by the same institution — the National Bank of Montana, and while I
had made progress in my work it had not been a sudden rise to fame or even
notoriety. Starting in as a bookkeeper I had passed up through the various
stages until I had reached the far-from-dizzy height of receiving teller. As
each advancement was more lucrative I constantly widened my activities
until in June, 1913, I took the one big leap and became an old staid married
man. My wife, formerly Miss Celeste Eastlake, is the daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Lewis S. Eastlake of Chicago, 111. While all loyal 'ogers were reuning
that year, I was honej^mooning and strange to say I didn't seem to envy the
fellows back in the big tent, although I would have given most anything to
have been there long enough to freshen up the old friendship that time and
distance are so apt to erase.

The next big event in our little home was the arrival of the "Stork Special,"
which stopped at our door on Oct. 12, 1914, and left us a fine nine pound girl.
Tt took me several weeks to get the top 'buttons of my waistcoat buttoned but
now the paternal air has adjusted itself to my shoulders and I am now just
a doting father. Already in these few months, our young hopeful has strug-
gled through an attack of bronchial pneumonia, but she is back in the heavy-
weight class again and no one would ever guess she had -been so sick.

As far as I could see it was my lot to keep on in the same old way, for of
course, advancement in a small institution is necessarily slow. But suddenly
everything has changed. Within a week an opportunity has presented itself
and been promptly grasped. Last week I was elected to the position of
Assistant Cashier with the Commercial National Bank of Great Falls, Mont.,
and am now actively engaged in making preparations to move there and take
up my new duties. Bill O'Brien is located at Great Falls now so we will no
doubt have several reunions of our own. Bill is with a firm of contractors
and seems wedded to this western country.

There have been several positions which I am compelled to give up on
account of my move, that is positions outside of the ibank. For the past two
years I have been Secretary of the Montana iCIub, one of the finest social
clubs of the Northwest. There are several Princeton men on its membership
roll, including George G. E. Neill '07, Dr. P. G. Cole '06, C. E. Larabie '09 of
Deer Lodge, Mont., and myself. During the past winter this Princeton crowd
has been trying to interest Helena boys in our old school and while it has been
but a small service, we have all worked with the hope that we were promoting
the interests of Princeton.

I have also acted as Treasurer for the Helena Philharmonic Society and in
the same capacity for the State of Montana Advancement Association, an
organization designed to promote healthful, constructive legislation. During
this past fall and winter this latter organization has waged a successful cam-
paign for a just and reasonable Workmen's Compensation Act.

Well, Josh, I have tried to tell you just about all that has happened since
I left Princeton and I hope I have not crowded in so much of self that I have
excluded heartiest wishes and greetings to all other struggling 'ogers. li any
of them ever turn their faces westward there is one place at least where they
will b'i accorded a hearty welcome for it is seldom that I see any of the old



I — CuRLEY Peacock — Lawyer.
2 — Gene Kelly — Publisher.
3 — Mel Blun — Manufacturer.

4 — Milt Matter — Banker.
5 — Joe Cook — Business Man.
6 — Sadie Sidwell — Teacher.

familiar faces out this way and a trip to Princeton in June cannot always be
With best good wishes to yourself and all the class,

Sincerely yours,

L. H. Booker.


a b c 124 Jackson Ave., Bradford, Pa.
Oil Producer.

Born on July 18, 1887. Son of Albert Bamber Booth of Boston, England, and
Margaret Dorcus Bovaird.

Prepared at Bradford, Pa. High School. Entered Princeton in -1905, gradu-
ated in 1909 — third group. Member of Senior Council, Class Day Com-
mittee. Won letter "P" in University football team. Member of Campus

Since graduation has been engaged in the production of oil with the Booth
Oil Co. of Bradford, Pa.

Related to D. Bovaird, Jr., '89, uncle.
Ed has attended all our Reunions.


a & c 59 South Euclid Ave., Bellevue, Pa.

Born in Allegheny, Pa., on Aug. 29, 1886. Son of George R. Bothwell of
Allegheny, Pa., and Isabelle Anne Bothwell of Brooklyn, N. Y.

Prepared at Pittsburgh Academy. Entered Princeton 1905, graduated 1909 — .
third group. Won Whig Hall public speaking prize igo6. Member of
Triangle Club and Glee Club. Composed music for Class Ode and Tri-
angle Club. Member of Tower Club.

Attended Law School, University of Pittsburgh, 1912-1915. Since Triennial
was Inspector for D. G. Stewart Grain Elevator Co. of Pittsburgh and
Collector for Sterling Sanitary Mfg. Co. of Pittsburgh. Organist and
Choirmaster of Christ Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Also Instructor
in Science and Mathematics at Pittsburgh Academy, 1912-1914. ^Married
Miss Blanche Trimble on Sept. 27, 1912, at Bellevue, Pa. A daughter,
Mary Trimble Bothwell, born Feb. 6, 1915.
Ed attended our Third Reunion.

59 S. Euclid Ave., Bellevue, Pa.

December 7, 1914.

My dear Josh :

Having been so unfortunate as to miss our Fifth last June, I am looking

forward with no little pleasure to the edition of the new number of the

"iRecord." I anticipate many a pleasant hour here in my study with the

fellows when it arrives. Often I take down the old Triennial copy from the


shelf and become so engrossed in it that on the day following such an
excursion into memory and dreamland, I hear the shuffling of student's feet
in front of my desk, their owners impatient at the instructor's evident lack
of preparation, and then, later in the day, am obliged to bear the ignomy
of not being able to "state the facts and the law in the case of )Roe vs. Doe,
15 P. D. Q. 726."

For, you will please understand that, during part of the day, I answer to
the quite respectable title of Professor of Technical English in the Schools
of Engineering and Mines of the University of Pittsburgh, while for the
remainder of the same day I sit humbly at the feet of divers more or less
learned gentlemen of the faculty of the Law School of the same institution,
among whom is none other than our own "Johnny" Buchanan, and who, I
beg leave to observe, is to be categoried, very emphatically, as belonging to
the former group.

You may well conclude from the foregoing, when considered in connection
with the fact that Saturday nights and most of Sundays find me engaged in an
attempt to coax as much harmony as possible from the very unharmonious
choir and as little discord as possible from the very discordant organ of
Christ Episcopal Church, that time does not lie exactly heavily upon my

The "gude wife" frequently admonishes me with a gentle inquiry if I am
aware of her existence, only to receive the diplomatic answer that she must
not be jealous of these temporal things, for they only assist in their attain-
ment toward a fuller appreciation of her own dear self !

Whether or not an office filled with a legal atmosphere — and empty chairs,
will next fall prove a welcome change from the present humdrum monotony
must, until then, remain a matter of conjecture. At any rate, the "shingle"'
will be out and I shall be in, with a right hand ready to welcome any
Naughty-niner that happens my way (and a left that will try to behave itself
at least as honestly as the average lawyer's is supposed to).

Faithfully yours,

Ed Bothwell.


a b c 296 Central Park West, New York City.

Born in Utica, N. Y., July 30, 1886. Son of Frank Alanson Bosworth of
Clocksville, N. Y., and Helen Sherwood of Utica, N. Y.

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