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[September,



1900. Caleb Van Huwn Whitbeck, b.

28 Nov., 1877. at Rochester, N.Y.;

d. at New York, N.Y., 27 Feb.,

1914.
1909. Guy Walton Maloon, b. 9 Jan.,

1886, at Beverly; d. at Colorado

Springs, Col., 12 July, 1915.
1918. Francis Skiddy Marden, d. at

Cooperstown, N. Y., 28 July, 1915.

Scieniifie^ School,

1865. WUliam Lincoln Parker, b. 28
March, 1848, at Boston; d. at
Cohasset, 29 June, 1915.

1865. Seth Austin Thayer, b. 27 Feb..
1847, at Randolph; d. at Brock-
ton, 16 July, 1915.

1898. Henry Wake6eld Wdlington, b.
11 Nov., 1875, at Jamaica Plain;
d. at New York, N.Y., 29 July,
1915.

1895. Edward Hemenway Stedman, d.
at Morris Plains, N.J., 21 July,
1915.

Oraduate School of Arts and 8eienee».
1904. Erich Muenter, b. 25 March,
1871, at Uelzen, Ger.; d. at Mine-
ola, N.Y., 6 July, 1915.

Medical School,
1846. James Lucas Wheaton, d. at

Pawtucket, R.I., 12 Aug., 1915.
1865. Nathaniel Bright Emerson, b. 1

July. 1839, at Waialau, Hawaii;

d. at sea on a steamship from

Alaska to Honolulu, Hawaii, 16

July, 1915.

Veterinary School.
1887. John Charles Harrington, b. at
Everett; d. at Everett, 26 July,
1915.

Law School,

1854. Sti^hen Greely Clarke, d. at

Tenafly, NJ., 14 July, 1915.



1864. James Brinckerhoff Vredenburgh,
b. at Freehold, N.J.; d. at Free-
hold, N J., 21 June, 1915.

Non-Oraduate Officer,
Frederick Blanchaid, Aeaociate in
Entomology {Univernty Museum)
1911-12; d. at Tyngsboro, 2 Nov.,
1912.

Luther Samuel Livingston, Libra-
rian of the Harry EUkine Widener
Collection, 19H. b. at Grand Rap-
ids, Mich.; d. at Cambridge, 24
Dec., 1914.

UNIVERSITY NOTFS.

Hon. Daniel B. Fearing, of Newport,
has recently given to the College Library
his great collection of books on angling,
fishing, fisheries, and fish culture. It is
said to be one of the largest ever formed
on these subjects, and contains over
12,000 volumes. The foundation stone
of any angling library is naturally Isaac
Walton's Compleai Angler, and of the
170 or more editions of this work that
have been published the Fearing collec-
tion has over 160. It includes several
copies of each of the rare first five edi-
tions. There are also several manu-
scripts and autographs of Walton, and
the original probate copy of his will. Of
the hundreds of other books on angling
mention may be made of the earliest and
rarest English book on the subject,
namely, the Trealyee on the Art of Fyeah"
ing with an Angle, printed by Wynkyn
de Worde at Westminster, in 1496.
There are worics on angling in some
twenty foreign languages. The collec-
tion is equally complete in the subjects
of fish, fisheries, and fish culture, and
there is a long series of scrap-books, each
devoted to a single kind of fish. On whal-
ing and the whale fisheiy Mr. Fearing
had an unusually largeoollection, includ-
ing a number of manuscript log books.



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In a later issue of the Magazine will be
printed a full description of the ooUeo-
tion by Mr. Fearing himself.

Prof. G. L. Kittredge, 'Si, and Pres.
Lowell, '77, were both given honorary
degrees at the ceremonies connected with
the dedication of the new buildings of
Johns Hopkins University. The pres-
entations were as follows: "George Ly-
man Kittredge, Professor of English in
Harvard University, an eminent scholar
in English Uterature and language, an
inspiring teacher, a productive and in-
defatigable investigator, especially in
the Middle-English period, our fore-
most Chaucerian authority, who has
likewise followed the traditions of his
illustrious predecessor. Professor Child,
in carrying forward the knowledge and
the interpretation of the English and
Scottish ballads — a student fruitful in
contributions to knowledge, combining
erudition with literary charm and search-
ing criticism with sympathetic appre-
ciation"; and, "Abbott Lawrence
Lowell, the President of Harvard Uni-
versity, an enthusiastic and stimulating
teacher and student of the science of
government, contributing largely and
with penetrating analysis to our knowl-
edge of the organization and operation
of European Governments. As head of
our leading University, while worthily
maintaining its great traditions, contrib-
uting wisely, vigorously, and broadly
to the solution of many pressing prob-
lems of higher education, keenly appre-
ciative of the needs both of college stud-
ents and of professional training."

Pres. Eliot is one of the vice-presidents
of the committee which is raising funds
for the relief of Poland.

William R. Thayer, *81, and Prof.
George F. Moore, LL.D. *06, received
the degree of Doctor of Letters at the
Yale Commencement. In presenting
Mr. Thayer, Prof. Woolsey said, "Wil-



liam Roflcoe Thayer, bom to a Harvard
heritage and historian of his Alma
Mater, poet and man of letters, Mr.
Thayer has served his College in its
OraduaUs' Magazine. But he is an his-
torian with a larger canvas. He has in-
terpreted modem Italy to his country-
men. He makes us share his love and
enthusiasm. And as we glory in United
Italy or follow breathlessly the diplo-
macy of Cavour in his pages, neutrality
cannot forbid our wishing her a wider
future." In conferring the degree Pres.
Hadley said, "As one of the group of
those who have made history and pol-
itics a part of the world's great litera-
ture, we confer upon you the degree of
Doctor of Letters and admit you to all
its rights and privileges." Prof. Moore
was presented in the following words:
"George Foot Moore, '72, by inheri-
tance and training a son of Yale, Pro-
fessor Moore has given his life to the
service of Andover Seminary and of
Harvard. In the history of religion, in
Hebraic literature, and in a bewildering
list of Oriental tongues his attainments
are of a rare order. Sound judgment,
high breeding, and scholarship of a very
great distinction unite in one whom we
aro proud to call our own." Pres. Had-
ley responded, "As one who has com-
passed the high achievement of giving
literary form to the results of critical
theology and critical scholarship, we
add to the degrees that Yale has already
conferred upon you that of Doctor of
Letters and admit you to all its rights
and privileges." At the same time Yale
conferred the degree of LL.D. on Justice
Charles £. Hughes, LL.D. '10.

THE GREEK PLATS.

No more enthusiastic audiences have
ever sat in the Harvard Stadium than
those who witnessed on May 18 and 19
Granville Barker's production of the



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Ipkiffenia in Tauris and the Trojan
Women. The key to this suooess was the
harmony achieved between material and
presentation. The tone of the perform-
ances was wisely adapted to Gilbert
Murray's modernized translations. The
English poet has accomplished for the
present generation the important serv-
ice of making Euripides live again by
expressing him in the terms of the most
recent literary fashions. For substance
of such sort archnological precision
would have been out of place. Mr.
Barker therefore retained only the
broad outlines of the ancient setting
and accessories, and by accommodating
them to the exigencies and opportunities
of modem dramatic conditions, by in-
vesting them with the costumes and
scenic devices of the schools of Gordon
Craig and Leon Bakst, he appealed to
spectators of the twentieth century.
Typical examples were the convincing
effect of barbaric magnificence attained
in the Ipkigenia and the absolutely
overpowering impression created by
the symbolized conflagration of the
city at the end of the Troadst, The con-
cordant fusion of the old and the new
gave a peculiar fitness to the patronage
of the enterprise by both the Classic
and English Departments. A like
harmony existed between the loftiness
of Attic tragedy and the high merit
of the acting. Greek plays, such as
the Medea and theCBdipue King, have
suffered much during the last decade in
the estimation of Americans through
the inadequacy of their presentation by
amateurs or inferior professionals. The
efforts of Granville Barker's company
have gone far toward correcting this
unfavorable opinion. All of the artists
were equal to their difficult parts; even
the King Thoas of the Ipkigenia was
properly conceived in that humorous
light with which the race-proud Hd-



lenes must have viewed the outlandish
and outwitted prince. But the skill or
rather the genius of Miss McCarthy in
the title rMe of the first play and as Hec-
uba in the second was little less than an
astounding revelation. She exemplified
tragic exaltation without committing
once the sin of theatrical bombast Not
only did she identify herself with the
two diametrically opposed personalities,
but she introduced the subtlest varia-
tions into her interpretation of each
character. It would have been eagy, for
instance, to fall into monotony in de-
lineating the unrelieved agony of Heo-
uba, but Miss McCarthy colored the
emotion of grief with infinite shading,
until, at the conclusion, when it seemed
that she had exhausted every gradation,
she reached a supreme climax by tramp-
ing about the oreheetra and beating the
ground. She proved herself man truly
Hellenic than if she had resorted to
arduBological pedantries, for she em-
bodied the very spirit of the Gredcs in
her restraint, as when, instead of tear-
ing the passion to tatters, she averted
her gaze and turned despairingly to the
wall at Andromadie's poignant farewell
to her child. It is such acting as this that,
united to Mr. Barker's intelligent schol-
arship and dramatic sensitiveness, has
made the plays of Euripides once more
vital realities upon our stage.

A committee of members of wives of
the Faculty has been taking groups of
Cambridge school children through the
University Museum from day to day.
This has been done tot the purpose of
interesting the children in the treasures
of the Museum and is one of the outside
University activities which seems to be
of real service.

Prof. C. H. Haskins. h '08, Dean of
the Graduate School, has given a course
of lectures this summer at the Univer-
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The Department of Education ia to
o£Fer next year a special training oonrse
in the management of playgrounds and
recreation centres. It will be directed
by Mr. G. E. Johnson, who has had long
e3q>erience as he was, for several years,
director of playgrounds in Pittsburg and
has given courses in the New York School
of Philanthropy. He will have assistance
from Joseph Lee, '83, whose recent book.
Play in Edueatumt is noticed else-
where, and by Dr. J. £. Goldthwait,
M.D. '88^ PkofesBor in the Medical
School.

Ph>f . de Wutf of Louvain University
win next year give a course in Scholastic
Philosophy at Harvard. He is one of the
most prominent of modem students of
the medinval period, a sympathetic
master of the subject of Schdastic Phil-
osophy which has, so far, been treated
only in the most cursory way at the
University.^

Last year there were about 50 more
applicants for admissioii to the Fresh-
man Class than usual. It was generally
believed that this was due to a very suc-
cessful year in athletics and to the open-
ing of the Freshnum Dormitories, both
of which advertised the University.
Those who have followed the registra-
tion closely during the last few years
believed that the increase was abnormal
and that this year would see no increase,
perhaps rather a falling off in the appli-
cations for admission. Tlieir prophectes
have not proved to be correct. It is still
too early to say how many there will
actually be in the new Freshman Class,
but the fact remains that last year there
were 892 applicants for admission and
that this year there are 955, an increase
of 08, which is greater than the almost
phenomenal growth of last year. This
comes, also, just after the mueh discussed
nosing of the tuition fee. It certunly
does not indicate any falling off in qual-



ity as no change has been made in the
entrance requirements. After the full
returns come in it will be interesting to
see whether the increase is due to the
fact that the New Plan of admission is
becoming better known and whether the
efforts of Harvard Clubs in more distant
parts of the country are having their
effect.

Frederick H. Stems, Ph.D. '15, is in
charge this year of the exploring expedi-
tion under the auspices of the Peabody
Museum in the States of Nebraska and
Kansas. Explorations will be made in
known prehistoric villages of the Kansas,
Wichita, and Pawnee Indians, with the
view of establishing their possible rela-
tionship to the Eastem Nebraska pre-
historic people. The expedition will be
in the field about four months.

In an address made recentiy at the
University of North Carolina, President
Lowell gave a broad definition of culture
which is certainly very far from the Ger-
man definition of Kuliur. He said, in
substance: "Culture does not mean the
possession of a body of knowledge com-
mon to all educated men, for there is no
such thing today. It denotes rather an
attitude of mind than a specific amount
of information. It implies enjoyment of
things the world has agreed are beauti-
ful; interest in the knowledge that man-
kind has found valuable; comprehension
of the principles that the race has ac-
cepted as tme All this involves a desire
to know, coupled with a capacity to
acquire and appreciate."

Prof. Roscoe Pound delivered the
principal address at the annual conven-
tion c^ the Ohio State Bar Association
which was held at Cedar Point, Ohio,
from July 6-9.

Prof. G. F. Swain, of the Graduate
School of Applied Science, is one of three
oommisnoners appointed to work out a
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of New York Harbor. The commiMion is
expected to consider all the problems
relating to maritime traffic and the hand-
ling of freight.

Prof. R. A. Daly, Ph.D. '96, was one
of the speakers at the meeting of the
American Association for the Advance-
ment of Science held during the first
week in August at the University of
California.

In honor of his sixty-first birthday
Dr. W. T. Councilman, h *90, was given
a dinner at the Hotel Belvedere in Balti-
more, on May 13. The dinner was at-
tended by over a hundred, among them
many of the most noted physicians of
America, of whom a good proportion
were former students of Dr. Councilman
in the Harvard Medical School. Among
the speakers were Dr. Simon Flexner,
S.D. (Hon.) '06, and Dr. E. H. Brad-
ford, '69. Dr. Councilman was presented
with a portrait of himself painted by
Leopold Seyffert of Philadelphia.

F^f. Arthur Pope, '01, made an ad-
dress at the sixth annual convention of
the American Federation of Arts, held in
Philadelphia on May 12. The topic be-
fore the meeting was art education with
special reference to cultural and indus-
trial development.

Prof. Bliss Perry gave the Phi BeU
Kappa Address at Goucher College,
Md., May 21. He commented on Emer-
son's famous Phi Beta Kappa Address at
Harvard in 1837, pointingoutthat Emer-
son, had he been alive today, would have
preached the supreme moral obligation
of America in the war, that he would
have shamed the diffidence of Ameri-
cans in speaking out for righteousness,
justice, and liberty.

Robert G. Shaw, '69, has presented to
the University his remarkable collection
of material relating to the history of the
drama. This collection, consisting of
great numbers of play-bilb, portraits.



and illustrated books, one of the most
complete ever gathered, will be more
fully described in a later issue of the
Magaaine.

WAR NOTES.

Harry Chukn Byng.

The news of the death in action of
Harry Gustav Byng, '13, has reached
this country and has brought a deep
sense of loss to the many friends that he
made while here. Byng was bom in
London, July 12, 1889, and prepared at
Harrow. When he decided to come to
Harvard he had literally not an acquaint-
ance in the United States, but the charm
of his personality and the fineness of his
character quickly brought him not ac-
quaintances but friends.

At Harvard he was a brilliant Associa-
tion football player, being a member of
the team for two years and twice picked
on the All-America. As captain in his
last year his coaching and leadership
brought the team an exceedingly success-
ful season. Hb literary ability made him
an editor of the Adwoate, while his social
gifts brought him exceptional popularity.

After leaving College he worked with
the General Electric Company at Schen-
ectady, and then returned to England in
the autumn of 1913 and entered the
English General Electric Company. At
the outbreak of the war he enlisted as a
private in the London Artists' Rifles,
and was detailed as a scout. His regi-
ment was sent to the front in November,
and he served with it till March, when
he received a commisrion as 2d lieuten-
ant in the 2d Border Line Regiment.
During five days' leave he was married
in London to Miss Evelyn Curtis, of
Boston, on Biardi 22. On joining the
regiment his resourcefulness and gal-
lantly brought him much dangerous re-
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brilliantly that he was commanding more
than a company when he fell. On the
16th of May he was leading a charge on
the Gennan trenches near Festubert,
when he was womided twice, in the head
and abdomen. He fell on the edge of the
German trench and was dragged into it
by his men. He would not let any of them
carry him to the rear because of the dan-
ger to their lives, and lay quite uncom-
plaining from 3 A M. till 8 p.m., when he
was taken to the hospital. He died 24
hours later. One of his men wrote as fol-
lows: "He was not only our superior
officer, but a true comrade. He lived
well and died well." Harvard can well
be proud that the name of one of her
sons stands so high on the roll of Eng-
land's honored dead.

0. WckoU, 'IS.

CarUon Thayer Brodriek.

In the death of Carlton Thayer
Brodriek, at the age of 28, who was
drowned in the Ltuiiania massacre on
May 7, the mining profession has lost a
young engineer of exceptional promise,
and Harvard University one of the most
brilliant of its younger graduates. Bom
in Dorchester on Jan. 22, 1887, Brod-
riek passed his boyhood there and in
Newton, where he attended the Hyde
Grammar School and later the Newton
High School, from which he graduated
in 1004 with a splendid record of schol-
arship behind him.

During his college career at Harvard
University, his marked ability as a stu-
dent in chemistry, mathematics, and ge-
ology won him a place in the foremost
ranks of his Class and in his junior year
a position in the first Group of Scholars.
Graduating with honors in 1908, Brod-
riek remained for an extra year's work
in mining engineering and geology, and
although he left to accept a position be-
fore completing the course for his pro-



fessional degree, he earned his A.M.
Throughout his college course Brodriek
showed a lively interest in mining ge-
ology, and during his summer vacations
made many trips, both for the College
and on his own account, to the Rocky
Mountain regions, British Columbia,
and other points in the Northwest. His
professors even now speak of the energy
and enthusiasm he manifested in mak-
ing these researches, and of his constant
interest in applying and working out
in the field, at every opportunity, the
theories studied in the classroom. Ex-
traordinary facility in languages en-
abled Brodriek during these years to
continue his engineering studies in the
works of Russian, Swedish, and Italian
authorities, as well as French and Ger-
man, until, when in 1910 he left his
college courses to accept an appoint-
ment in the U.S. Geological Survey, he
had a knowledge and grasp of his sub-
ject remarkably wide for a man of his
years.

His work in the Government service
at Washington early attracted the atten-
tion of Sidney H. Ball, the well-known
mining engineer, who took Brodriek
with him in the fall of that year to the
Atbasar district in southwestern Siberia.
There they remained six months en-
gaged in geological studies, particularly
of copper occurrences, in which Brod-
rick's work proved so sound that he was
engaged the next year as mining geolo-
gist by the Russo-Asiatic Company,
controlling large mining interests in the
Kyshtim district of the Ural Mountain
re^^on. At that time the Russo-Asiatic
Company was just at the beginning of
its enormous development, and soon
Brodriek, who was then only in his 24th
year, was being sent all over Russia and
Siberia to investigate new properties
and report on their mining possibilities,
a work which required the exercise, not



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only of expert knowledge, but also of
sound and far-seeing judgment. Signal
success in this work led to further pro-
motion, and in less than two years Brod-
riek was advanced to the po«t of con-
sulting geologist to the RussorAsiatic
Company. In this capacity he examined
and reported upon a considerable num-
ber of important Russian and Siberian
mining properties. His latest work was
an examination of the wonderful Ridder
mining properties, in western Siberia,
which are generally regarded by mining
experts as one of the four or five great
mining developments of the decade.

During these few years of rapid ad-
vancement and widening experience in
his profession, Brodrick never lost ac-
tive interest in his Alma Maler, and he
made a practice of devoting a major part
of the vacations spent in this country to
the service of the Geological Museum ai
Harvard University. There he brought
together spedmens from foreign dis-
tricts he had examined, and formed a
large and valuable collection of Russian
and Siberian ores, supplemented by an
unusually complete fund of information
as to their occurrence in the field.

laving his life to the fullest, in work,
travel, and constant research, he al-
lowed himself few leisure moments
Uiroughout his brief professional career.
The few weeks spent in London on his
last trip home he devoted to the work
of the Belgian Relief Commission, in
which, as elsewhere, he left the clear
imprint of efficient service that later,
after his death, called forth the special
commendation of H. C. Hoover, the
American engineer in charge of the Com-
mistton*

He was heart and soul in his work*
with an absorption that amounted al-
most to a passion for further knowledge
and deeper research, but his energy was
happily guided by a keen intelligeDce



and tempered by a splendidly balanced
mind. There could be but one result, —
and in the five short years of his prc^es-
sional activities, he attained an enviable
place in the confidence and regard ai his
engineering associates and superiors.
The following cablegram to his parents
from Edgar Rickard, president of the
Mining and Metallurgical Club of Lon-
don, one of the many such messages re-
ceived after the catastrophe, voices the
feeling in professional circles and reflects
the sentiment that prevailed among the
men with whom he had come in con-
tact: "Allow me to express personally
and in behalf of all mining men here
deep sympathy in your bereavement
The loss of so brilliant and promising
an engineer to our profession has cast
a shadow upon us. . . ."

TypicaUy American, in the best sense
of the term, in the vigor and enthusiasm
of his life, Brodrick upheld in his death
the proudest traditions of American man-
hood. He died in the ranks of Christian
noblemen who chose to give their places
to women and children on the ill-fated
Ltuitania, and to meet cahnly and cheer-
fully the death that awaited them when
the ship went down. His friends who
felt the inspiraticm of his life and work,
and so mourn him most deeply, have
found in his death an even greater in-
spiration that will be cherished in their
hearts long after the memory of his short
life has become dimmed with advan-
cing years.

Military Training Camp.
The following Harvard men, undis-
turbed by the fact that pacifists -^ and
even the Harvard Crimson — see dan-
ger of war in reasonable preparednen,
have shown their patriotism by enrolling
for the Military Training Camp for busi-
ness and professional men in Plattsburg,
N.Y.:



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