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BushneU. '98, E. D. Mulford, '97, C. E.
Rcber. '98, C. H. Ayres, '98, Gerrish
NeweU, '98, G. A. Whittemore, '99, F.
C. Sutro, '99, H.M. HaU.'99, J. C. Lord,
•00, M. W. Ware, '02, E. B. Boynton.
'02» J. F. Gough, '02, R. A. Grosenbaugh.



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'02, J. H. HaH, '08, R. S. Poss, 'OS, H. H.
TilUm, '05, T. B. Dorman, '06, John
Reynolds, '07, R. D. Murphy, '08, Wm.
T. Bostwick, '08, Lee BairoU, '09, Hor-
ace Holden, '09, R. S. Hopkins, '11, M.
L. Hart, '12, W. R. Burlingame, '13, K.
Reynolds, '14, Q. Reynolds, '14, A. P.
Pickemeil, '14. The program of the Club
for next year is as follows: Pall smoker
to be held in Newark the evening before
the Harvard-Princeton Pootball Game^
Nov^ 1915. Informal winter outing in
January for members, their wives and
children to be held at some ^x>t con-
venient to New York, at a week-end,
where winter qx>rts can be enjoyed. Sug-
gestions from members as to date, place
and program for this winter outing (the
first to be undertaken by this Club) will
be gratefully received. Annual dinner
to be held in Newark, Saturday evening,
March 25, 1916. Annual spring outing.
May 80, 1916 (Memorial Day).

NBW TOHK CiTX.

The officers and members of the board
of managers and of the standing commit-
tees of the Club for the current year are
as follows: PresidentrEmeritus, Joseph
Hodges Choate, '52; pres., Amory G.
Hodges, '74; vice-pres., Prands R. Ap-
pleton, '75; sec., Langdon P. Marvin,
'98; treas., John W. Prentiss, '98; board
of managers, to serve until May, 1916,
Charles H. Tweed, '65, Robert Bacon,
'80, Winthrop Burr, '84, Learned Hand,
'93, J. Otto Stack, '05; to serve until
May, 1917, Charles D. Dickey, '82,
Pranklin Remington, '87, Nicholas Bid-
die, '00, Crawford Blagden, '02, E. Gerry
Chadwick, '04; to serve until May, 1918,
James Byrne, *77, Prancis Rogers, '91,
Alexander M. White, *92, Arthur Woods,
'92, Alfred Stillman, 2d, '03; house com.,
J. Otto Stack, '05, chairman, Crawford
Blagden, '02, E. Gerry Chadwick, '04,
Richard Whitney, '11; auditing com..



Winthrop Burr, '84, chairmai^ Edwin
G. Merrill, '95, Jerome D. Greene, '96;
com. on literature and art, Prancis R.
Appkton, '75, chairman, William M.
Kendall, '76, Edward S. Martin, '77,
GUman CoUamore, '98, Jerome D.
Greene, '96, Henry James, Jr., '99; chot^
ister, FVancis Rogers, '91; com. on ad-
missions, to serve until May, 1916,
Townsend Lawrence, '94, Eugene H.
Pool, '95, Prancis Mason, '96, 1. Wistar
Kendall, '01, John D. Peabody, '00, J.
Horton Ijams, '07, Reginald S. Parker,
'12; to serve until May, 1917, Thomas
W. Slocum, '90, Prank R. Outerbridge,
•96, Bemon S. Prentice, '05, Robert W.
Morgan, '10, Richard Whitn^, '11,
Paul Cuahman, 'IS, John K. Hodges,
'14; to serve until May, 1918, Evert
Jansen Wendell, '82. George B. deGers-
dor£F. '88, W. Kirkpatrick Brioe, '95,
Daniel P. Murphy, '97, Henry James, Jr„
'99. James Uoyd Derby, '08, Edward P.
Currier, '09.

On June 1 the plunge and solarium on
the top floor of the addition to the club-
house, and dressing-rooms, barber shops,
showers* etc., on the floor below, were
opened for use, and the swimming-pool
has been a most popular addition to the
facilities of the Club during the summer.
During July the dining-room facilities
were suspended and soon after Aug. 1
were resumed in the new dining-hall,
which is on the ground floor of the exten-
sion to the clubhouse on the 45th Street
side. This dining-hall is 95 ft. 10 in.
long, and 47 ft. 2 in. wide, and has a
Beating capacity conaderably larger than
Harvard Hall. It has a broad gallexy
running around three sides. Harvard
Hall has been turned into a large meet-
ing-r' om, or lounge, to be furnished with
rugs, tapestries, comfortable chairs,
lounges, and tables. About the 1st of
August also the new offices, bar, billiard
and reading-rooms were opened. The



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new bedrooms will be opened for tue
about Sept. 1, when the whole of the
new addition to the dubhoiue will be
in operation. These new bedrooms are
34 in number, of which^each of 24 has
its private bath, and the other 10
are so-called dormitory rooms, 5 on
each floor, with running water in each
room and accessible showers, baths,
and lavatories. With the 20 old rooms
the Qub now has 54 bedrooms, all of
them reserved for transients, and there
win therefore no longer be any difficul-
ty for non-residents to procure rooms.
The need of these additional bedrooms
has for some years been the greatest
need of the Club, and now that they
have been supplied, the Club will be
doubly useful to its non-resident mem-
bers. The bedrooms are conveniently
near the plunge, and those staying in the
Club will find that the plunge will add
greatly to their comfort and pleasure.
Non-residents arriving by night train
will find the dressing-rooms, showers,
and plunge a great convenience, reliev«
ing them of the necessity of taking a
room in the Club or in a hotel in order
to have a comfortable bath. The dresa-
ing-room connected with the plunge has
all necessary facilities.

The formal opening of the new club-
house will occur on the evening of Wed-
nesday, Nov. S, 1015, at the same time as
the celebration of the 50th birthday of
the Club, whidi was founded on Nov. 8,
1865.

During the period of suspension of the
dining-room facilities of the Club, 15
New York dubs generously extended
their privileges to the members of the
Harvard Club. These dubs included the
Calumet Club, the City Club, Colum-
bia University Club, Comdl University
Gub, Engineers' Club, Manhattan Club,
National Democratic Club, New York
Yadit Qub, The Players', Princeton



Chib, Rocky Mountam Club, the Re-
publican Club, Technology Club, Union
League Club, and the Yale Club. The
members of the Harvard Club appreci-
ated fully the opportunity of using these
dubhouses, and especially the friendly
and courteous spirit shown by the clubs
in volunteering their privileges while the
Harvard Club was crippled.

Members of the Club took a promi-
nent part in organizing the camp for
business and professional men held at
Plattsburg, under the auspices of the
U.S. Army, from Aug. 10 to Sept. 6, and
a large number of the members of the
Club attended the camp. At the annual
dinner of the Club held on Jan. 29, 1915,
Gen. Wood spoke about the military
unpreparedness of the country and at
that time expressed the desire to talk the
situation over more informally at a small
gathering of Harvard men at which ques-
tions could be asked and answered. A
dinner of about 50 members of the Club
was hdd later in the winter in the pri-
vate dining-room with Gen. Wood, Col.
William M. Black, and Capt. Gordon
Johnston as guests. All of these officers
talked frankly about military conditions
and answered questions put to them by
members. Subsequently, while certain
members of the Club were talking over
the situation, a suggestion was made of a
military encampment along the lines of
the student camps of the last few sum-
mers, but for older men. A committee
of members of the Club was formed to
bring the matter to the attention of the
Harvard men of New York, and com-
mittees were also formed in the other
college clubs, and finally a central en-
rolment committee acted as a clearing-
house for information and enrolment.
A large mass meeting of over 1000 col-
lege men was held in Harvard Hall on
June 14, Gen. Wood and Capt. Gordon
Johnston being the speakers. Commit-



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tees were subeequently formed in other
cities, and the camp for biuinen and
professional men at Plattsburg was the
result

Langdon P. Marvin, '96, Sec.

PARIS, TRANCm,

The Harvard Club of Paris gave at the
Hotel Lutetia, on Wednesday, April 21,
a large dinner of 05 covers, at whidi Mr.
W. G. Sharp, the American Ambassador,
and many distinguished associate mem-
bers of the Club were present, amongst
whom were: Mons. £mile Boutrouz,
Mons. G. Deschamps, Mons. Bergson,
and Mons. Eugene Brieux, all of the
Acad6mie Fran^iise. Tlie Minister of
Public Instruction had accepted, but,
at the last moment, was unable to
come. His speech was read by Mons.
Lucien Poincar^, brother of the Presi-
dent of the Bepublic. James Hazen
Hyde, '98, was toastmaster, and the
American Ambassador, Mr. Sharp,
Mons. Lucien Poincar^, Mons. Bou*
trouz, of the French Academy, Mons.
Brieux, of the French Academy, Prof.
Edwin H. Hall, of Harvard Univer-
sity, and Dr. Harvey Cushing, of the
Harvard Medical School, all made
speeches.

Among others present were: Walter
Abbott, '88, A. P. Andrew, p '00, C.
Inman Barnard, I '74, Dr. W. M. Bootb-
by, '0«, L. G. Barton. Jr., m '12, George
Benet, m '13, A. Croisset, Doyen Fao-
ult* des Lettres. Jules Coulet, Direo-
teurdu Mus^ P^dagogique, E. C. Cut-
ler, '09, Mons. Coville, Directeur au
Biinist^ de Tlnstruction Publique, A.
Capus, de I'Acad^mie Fran^aise, J. N.
Coolidge, m '93, A. Coller, m '12, Perci-
val Dodge, of the American Embassy,
BUir Fairchild, '99, J. S. Farlow, *(H,
R. H. Greeley, '01. Dr. R. B. Greenough,
'92, Grant Forbes, '01, John Garrett and
Lieut. Com. Sayles, of the American



Embassy, Moos. H Arard, Duectevr da
Temju, Shaun Kelly, '06, Hector Hohne^
'06, G. H. Leonard, '92, P. B. Marcoo,
*76, J. O. Lyman, '06, Day Kimball, '15,
J. T. Marshall, '15, R. B. Osgood, m '99,
O. W. Roosevelt, '12, F. G. Shaw, '97,
Fhmk Stuhl, dn '05, H. B. Stanton, '00,
John Weare, '07, C. C. Whitman, '86,
G. D. Welles, '66, P. D. Wilson, '96,
Beth Vincent, '98.

SXATTLB.

The annual meeting of the Harvard
Club of Seattle, which comprises a mem-
bership of approximately 200, was held
on June 17 at the University Club. Ad-
dresses were made by Daniel Kdleher
and W. T. Reid, of Bebnont, CaL, who
was for several years president of the
University of California and is now head
of the Belmont School, California. The
Qub has been considering the advisabil-
ity of a permanent dubhouse, which
matter was referred to a special commit-
tee for further action. The matter of the
entertainment of the many Harvard men
who will return from the annual meeting
of the Associated Harvard Clubs in San
Francisco, Cal., Aug. 19 and 21, was
discussed.

The election of officers resulted in the
following members being chosen: Pkes.,
Daniel Kelleher. '85; vice-pres., George
E. Wri^t, '89; sec.-treas., George Gund,
•09.

NEWS FROM THE CLASSES.

%* The penonal news is compiled from In-
fonnataon furniehed by the ClaM Seeietaries.
and by the Seoretaries of Harvard Clubs and
Aflsodations, and from other reliable •ooroes.
The value of thia department might be greatly
•nhanoed if Hanraid men everywhere would
eontribute to it. Reeponaibility for eiron
should rert with the Editor.

V It becomes more and more difficult to
ssaan recent Harvard men to their proper
Claas, since many who call themselves class-
mates take their degrees in different years. It
so me ti m es happens, therefore, that, in the
news furnished by the Secretaries, ths Class



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tfttiflc of tbe QvinaaennU Catelogue is not
atrieHy followed.

V Muoh additional personal news will be
fouBd in the reports of the Hanrard dubs, in
the Corporation and Overseers' Beeordsi and
in the UniTersity Notes.

1850.
Db. H. R. Stobxb, 8ee^ .

Newport, R.L

Joseph Hidden Robinsoai oounwl-
or-at-law, was born Sept. S, 1828» at
Marblehead, and died Feb. 1, 1915, in his
87th year, at Mebose, where he had long
resided. During the Civil War, he was
oonnected with the legal branch of the
IVeasury Department at Washington,
and in later life was associated with his
son, ex-Representative John G. Robin-
scm, with th^ office in Boston. Besides
the son, two grandchildren survive him.
Idr. Robinson, though to the end a stu-
dent, retained a good measure of physi*
cal ability, frequently walking to Boston
after his 80th year, and still later taking
long pedestrian strolls as his regular exer-
cise. As was to be expected from one of
his early training, he consistently proved
himself a worthy representative of his
Harvard class, and was an old-fashioned,
refined, and ever courteous gentleman.
The now remaining six will as such re-
member him.

1855.

E. H. Abbott, See,,
14 Beacon St., Boston.
James lyndale Mitchell was bom
in BeDeville, St. CUir Co., HI., Nov. 9,
1834. His grandfather was chief burgess
of the town. He came to Philadelphia,
where he entered the public school and
prepared for Harvard, where he joined
us at the beginning of the Junior year,
and where he stood high in scholarship.
After graduating, he studied law in
Philadelphia, and, in Nov., 1857, was
admitted to the bar, and became assistant
dty solicitor. He edited fcff some years



the Amgriean Law Register, and was, at
the same time, engaged in private prac-
tice. He took some part in political elec-
tions and attained distinction in the con-
tested dection of 1868. In 1871, he was
dected to the bench of the District
Court, and, upon the reorganization of
the courts under the new constitution,
he was transferred to the Court of Com-
mon Pleas. Thenceforward, he remained
upon the bench. In 1888, without efifort
on his part, he was nominated for the
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and, at
the election, led the Presidential vote by
a majority of some SOOO. Taking the
oath of office in 1889, he began a distin-
gmshed career on the Supreme Bendi.
He stfved a complete term of 21 years,
retiring in 1909, after having been Chief
Justice for several years. When he was
retired from judidal service by limita-
tion of age, he became Prothonotary of
the Supreme Court and the Superior
Court of Pennsylvania. His health was
always good, until less than two weeks
before his death on July 4, 1915. He
never was married. His charming per-
sonality and friendly dispoaUon made
him welcome everywhere during his life.
Aside from his judidal career, he was
devoted to historical studies. He was
president of the Coundl of the Historical
Sodety, and made many valuable his-
torical collections. He was one of the
original members of the Union League
and a leading member in the American
Philosophical Sodety. He was long a
member of the Board of Overseers of
Harvard College; and in 1901, received
from his Alma Mater the degree of LL.D.
Always inclined to the literary work of
his profession, he not only conducted
very successfully the American Law
Register, but was also one of the found-
ers and contributors to the Weekly
Notes on Cases. He wrote the "History
of the District Court," and was the au-



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thor of several standard works on Penn-
sylvania practice, and other local topics.
A man of large and ready information,
and an accomplished conversationalist,
he was a social favorite in Philadelphia.
He was chairman of the commissioners
appointed to report on the Acts of the
Colonial Assembly, not then printed,
and to edit and publish the Statutes at
Large from 1681 to 1800. His profes-
sional engagements made his visits to
Cambridge rare, and tended to limit his
professional fame to his own State, and
prevented him from being often with his
classmates at their gatherings. The2Sd
of June, 1915, was the 60th anniversary
of the CUus Day of 1855. The Secretary
tried hard to gather the IS survivors as
his guests at his home in Cambridge on
that day. Judge Mitchell was intending
to come, but on the 80th of June wrote
very cheerfully that his physician, on the
whole, advised him to stay at home, as
his "legs had suddenly given out." His
last illness was very brief, and closed a
life very attractive and full of charm. —
Six only of the Class were present at the
60th return of the day when, in 1855, the
Chiss had held its Class Supper. Thekst
toast on that occasion was to the last
surviving member. It was then gayly
proposed that what remained of the last
bottle of sherry, after the toast had been
drunk by the 00 men then present,
should be preserved by the Secretary,
and kept for the last man to enjoy by
himself. After 60 years, however, of ex-
perience and life, the Secretary con-
cluded that it would be much better that
the six old gentlemen then present should
finish the bottle, and pledge the seven
absentees; and they did so, out of the
Loving Cup, with which the Class had
ten years ago honored the Secretary for
his fifty years of service. The Boston
papers, interested, as usual, in the doings
at Commencement of the older gradu-



ates, sent a photographer for a picture
of the little company. It was published
in the BotUm Olobe, and afterwards sent
to those other members of the Class who
had not been present.
1858.
FuHXB AifES, See^
Bedford.
Seven members of the Class met at
luncheon on June S3 at the residence of
the Secretary in Bedford. There are 17
members of the Class now surviving. —
Dr. H. P. Waloott has Utely been elected
president of the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences. — Daniel Holbrodk
died on March 20, 1015. He was bom in
Boston in 1837. After his graduation he
took up the study of law, but soon aban-
doned it to teach school. In 1862 he took
charge of the Tri'Siaies Union news-
paper at Port Jervis, N.Y., and after
publishing it for seven years sold the
paper and entered the real-estate busi-
ness. He was elected a justice of the
peace on the Bepublican ticket in 1871,
and has been secretary and treasurer of
the Orange County Republican Com-
mittee. He was married in 1863 to
FVanoes Lockwood, of Boston, and had
one child, Maud, who died within a
year. He has always lived in Port Jer-
vis. — Joseph Alden Shaw died on
He was born in Athol
n of Rev. Linus and
(Jones) Shaw. After
began immediatdy to
teach. His life had been spent in
educational work, teaching in various
schools, and writing many papers on
educational and philological subjects
which have been published in the Jour-
nal qf Edneaiion and in the daily press.
For many years he was head master of
the Highland Military Academy in Wor-
cester. In 1863 he married Eliza An-
toinette Thompson, of New Salem. He
is survived by two sons.



May 22, 1915.
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JAMES TYNDALE MITCHELL, '55, LL.D., '01.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.



JOHN CLINTON ORAY, LL.B., '66, LLD., '13. HARVEY HUMPHREY BAKER, '91.

Judge of the Court of Appeals of New York. Judge of the Juvenile Court in Boston.

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1859.

Pbof. C. J. Whitb, See.,
5 Prescott Hall, Cambridge.

Edward Herbert Jackson died in
Aiken, S. C, May 24, 1915. He was bom
in Plymouth, July 9, 1836, the son of
Abraham and Harriet Otis (Goddard)
Jackson. He was fitted for College by
T. G. Bradford, in Boston. Owing to
failure in one of his courses, he lost his
d^ree in 1859, but received it, out of
course, in 1896. After leaving College,
he became interested in copper mines at
Keweenah Point, Mich., on Lake Su-
perior. In 1861, he went to Europe,
studied mining for three years at the
School of Mines at Freiburg, Germany,
and for one year in Paris, visited
mines in England, and then returned to
Keweenah Point, and took charge of
Phoenix Mine. In 1880 he abandoned
this work, and went with an invalid
brother to Aiken, where he engaged in
farming for the rest of his life. He was
married in 1870 to Mary E. S. Jackson,
of Jers^ City, N.J., who died two years
later.

1860.
Db. S. W. DmvEB, See.,
55 Brattle St., Cambridse.
The Classof 1860 met at theVendome,
June 28, 1915, for its quinquennial din-
ner in its 55th year of graduation. We
thought it wise, remembering **iem'pu»
edax rerum" to meet at 1.30 p.m. Out of
80 living graduates, 21 were present.
Happy speeches were made and light
hearts prevailed. But the event of the
evening was the presentation of a large
silver flower bowl to the astonished
and happy Secretary. In the centre of
the mass of crimson roses rested a crim-
son bag holding a flock of 30 gold eagles.
One for each surviving graduate, al-
though the temporary members shared
in the gift. The dumb Secretary did at



last find a voice and numerous words to
express his glowing pleasure in the token
of regard. The Class has lost 15 mem-
bers since its last quinquennial dinner.

1861.

A. H. Habdt, See,,
455 Beacon St., Boeton.
Only 8 of the 19 survivors of the Class
were present at the annual dinner at the
Union Club on June 22. F. W. Hackett
presided. Others present were Elihu
Chauncey, J. R. May, J. H. Senter,
C. Storrow, J. P. Walker, D. F. Lin-
coln, and A. H. Hardy. Letters recently
received left only two members unac-
counted for. There were no formal
speeches. — Charles Alonzo Cooper
died at Lynnfield, of heart disease, on
April 6, 1915, in his 78th year. He
was bom in Charlestown, Nov. 22, 1887.
He fitted for College at the Cambridge
High School. After graduation he stud-
ied medicine in the Harvard Medical
School, but an injury to the spine, re-
ceived in 1868, followed by a long and
painful illness, prevented his completing
his medical studies, although he for a
time continued to attend lectures. He
never attempted to practise his chosen
profesaon. He received his A.M in due
course. After a partial recovery of
health he was in business in Cambridge-
port from 1867 to 1878, when he retired,
and purchasing land in Lynnfield devoted
himself to an out-of-door life, raising
fruits and faney poultry. A twice-broken
leg, becoming perfectly useless in 1914,
forced his retirement from all participa-
tion in active life. For many years he
was not present at any Class reunions,
but in 1910appeared at the Classdinner,
outwardly the typical farmer, but giving
ample evidence that the scholar had not
been buried in the land. During later
years he maintained tbexenewed fellow-
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ample evidence not only of loyalty to hia
Class, but tliat constant suffering had
not broken his brave, genial spirit or de-
itroyed his ready wit. That his dark
doud had a silver lining he constantly
affirmed. Cooper married Dec. 24, 18a8»
Miss Mary E. Cutter, of Cambridge,
who died Dec 2, 1869, leaving a daugh-
ter, Eva Agnes, who, with a second wife^
Mary E. Davidson, of Salem, whom he
married July 21, 1885» suiviveB him.

1862.

Abthub Rkeih Bte^
27 Kilby St., Bostoik
June 24. 1915, the Class met at 5 Hol-
worthy, as usual at Commencement, and
11 out of 81 surviving members were
present. Memorials of members de-
ceased during the year were offered; of
Stoddard by Hedge, and of Lindsey by
Dr. Nichols, which were unanimously
adopted. Congratulations were offered
to Washburn, whose son was the orator
of the graduating class, and to Carter,
whose son had been specially honored
for admirable services as a missionaiy in
India. — Edward B. Sawtell died at
Manchester, N.H., July 1, after a long
illness. He was born in Fitchburg, Sept.
26, 1840, and fitted for College at Leices-
ter Academy. After graduation, he was
at Port Royal, S.C., for several years.
Later he studied law, and practised in
Htchburg and elsewhere until ill-health
compelled him to give up the profession.
For many years subsequently, he was
unable to do anything. — John Lang-
don Ward died suddenly at his home in
New York, July 18, evidently the result
of apoplexy, as he had seemed to be in
excellent health a few hours previously.
" John Langdon Ward was bom in Buffa-
lo, October 25, 1841; the greater part of
his youth was passed in Salem, and he
was, in all his life, a New Englander in the
broadest sense; thoroughly imbued with



the principles of truth and righteousness
which the best New England training
instilled; from which he never so much
as even in thought departed. He entered
Ehrvard College with the Class of 1862.
EHs lovable disposition and solid char-
acter soon put him on terms Of friendly
intercourse with all the members of his
Class, and on terms of intimate friend-
ship with not a few. And, with those to
whom he gave his intimate friendship,
he remained always the stanch and loyal
friend to the end, until their death took



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