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Federal Schoolmen's Club and as-
sisted his father in editing the Ameri'
can AnnaU of the Deaf, — The Secre-
tary has only recently learned of the
death of Elliott Baird Coues. His
sister, Mrs. Nelson O'Shaughnessy,
writes: " After obtaining the degree
ol M.D. at Belle vue and engaging for
a year in general practice, he turned
his attention to laboratory and pa-
thological work. He first was drawn
to the study of malaria and went to
the tropics, Haiti and Santo Domin-
go, remaining there for several years.
After two years in Vienna, he re-
turned to New York and entered the
Carnegie Research Institute. His
constitution had been undermined by
fevers contracted in the West Indies,
though this seemed to have little
effect on his tireless energy. During an
outbreak of meningitis in New York
nine years ago, he spent, through many
weeks, eighteen hours a day, working
side by side with Dr. Simon Flexner
for the discovery of a meningitis
serum (afterwards completed by Dr.
Flexner). Under this strain his health

gave way, and he came to me in Ber-
lin in 1905 where he was still able to do
some work in the Virchow HospitaL
Again he insisted on returning to New
York, where, after a ravaging attack
of fever that same autunm, he was
obliged to abandon work. He lived in
Switaerland for seven years on a
chaise tongue. It is impossible to de-
scribe the torture of those long years
of inaction. He would often say that
they had not been wasted, as he had
thought out several lines of work,
especially on cancer, for a book on
which he was preparing material.
After great agonies heroically sup-
ported, he passed away, on Jan. 2,
1913." — R. T. W. Moss is serving
with the Allies in Serbia. — F. L.
Olmsted has resigned the Charles
Eliot Professorship of -Landscape
Architecture at Harvard. — D. A.
Ellis has been appointed Lecturer on
School Administration at Harvard.


Clasb Committee,
50 Bute St., Room 50. Boston.
The Committee appointed on Com-
mencement Day to arrange for the
election of a Class Secretary sent out
notices during the last week in Octo-
ber calling for nominations. The Com-
mittee requested that any five mem-
bers of the Class who desired to make
a nomination for the Class Secretary-
ship send the name of t^eir candidate,
together with their own names, to W.
S. Youngman, 19 Congress St., Bos-
ton, chairman of the Committee, be-
fore Dec. 1, 1915. The Committee, be-
lieving that the work of the Secretary
in the next five years — particularly
the preparation for the reunion of the
Class on the 25th anniversary of its
graduation — is likely to be onerous,
recommends that an assistant secre-

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tary be provided for, this aMistant
to be appointed by the man who is
elected Class Secretary, in order to
insvre cooperation. As soon as practic-
able after the nominations are closed,
this Committee will prepare a ballot
to be sent to every member of the
Class. The Committee will call for a
postal ballot on these candidates, all
ballots to be forwarded to the chair-
man of the Committee, at the address
given above, before the date set on the
ballot for the closing of the polls. The
candidate receiving the highest num-
ber of votes will be declared elected.
When the selection has been made,
the Committee will ask the success-
ful nominee to make his appointment
for assistant secretary, and the name
and address of the new Secretary and
of his assistant will be sent to the
Class. — A. S. Pier gives, in the Har^
vard Alumni Bulletin for Oct. 6, a very
vivid account of the life at the Platts-
burg Camp. In addition to Pier, the
following '95 men attended the Au-
gust camp: R. C. Grew, E. J. Holmes,
G. L. Lincoln, H. W. Smith, and J. W.
Worthington. — Alonzo RotJiscliildi a
temporary member of the Class, was
accidentally drowned while bathing
near his home. Brook Farm, East
Foxboro, Sept. 29, 1915. He was
bom in New York City, Oct. 30, 186«,
and after a successful career in New
York as a journalist, and' as editor of
the Jewelers' Weekly, came to Har-
vard in 1891 to study English com-
position and literature. He spent
one year in College, and then went
to live at East Foxboro, where, up to
the time of his death, he had devoted
himself to writing. In addition to
various articles of note, most prom-
inent of which is a short biography
of Nathan Hale, he wrote Lincoln,
Matter cf Men, As was pointed out

by a speaker at our recent Vicennial
Dinner, this is one of the best books
yet written about Lincoln, and will
long stand as a noteworthy study of
those qualities of leadership which
contributed so largely to Lincoln's
success. A second book on Lincoln,
dealing with another aspect of his
character, was ready for the press at
the time of Rothschild's death, and
will appear later.


J. J. Hatsb, Sec.,

30 State St., Boston.
Changes of address: F. H. Rathbun,
540 W. 122d St., New York; G. E.
Smith, 38 Garden Place, Brooklyn,
N.Y. — Plans are being made for the
Twentieth Reunion which will occur
next June. You will receive notices
giving all details of the events from
June 21-25, 1910. The Fifth Class
Report is to be issued for this Reunion
and you are requested to send prompt-
ly to the Secretary the information
asked for on the special blank you will
receive for this purpose.

W. L. Garrison, Jr., Sec.,
60 State St., Boston.
Dr. D. Cheever, surgeon on the
staff of the Peter Bent Brigham Hos-
pital, is to be in charge of the Second
Harvard Surgical Unit which is soon
to be established at one of the British
Base hospitals. — C. P. Drury is
serving as a member of the Special
Committee on Taxation appointed by
Gov. Walsh to report its findings and
recommendations to the next legisla-
ture. — J. D. Phillips was recently
elected treasurer of Houghton Mif-
flin Co. — A. W. Blakemore is a can-
didate for Mayor of Newton. He
served several terms on the Board of
Aldermen, and was chairman of the

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Board during the latter years of his
service. — Rev. H. E. Safford, upon
completion of his leave of absence,
is returning to his missionary duties
at the Baptist College at Rangoon,
Burma. He sailed from Seattle Oct.
19 on the steamship Aki-Maru, On
his arrival at Yokohama he goes by rail
to Kobe, then by boat to Shanghai,
Hongkong, Singapore, and Penang;
and from this last point by another
steamer to Rangoon. — The Secre-
tary has received from C. M. Weld
the following pamphlets. The Oris-
kany Iron Ores of Virginia, and The
Ancient Sedimentary Iron Oree of
British India, — Please note the fol-
lowing changes of address: Dr. N. V.
Wood, 520 Beacon St.. Boston; £.
Croker, 50 Congress St., Boston; W.
L. Garrison, Jr., home address, 65
Sterling St., W. Newton. —The
Spokane Chronicle of Sept. 2 contains
a notice of the death of Frank Tftber
Bement at St. Luke's Hospital, Spo-
kane, Wash., on Sept. 2, 1915. He
was the son of John Porter and Mary
Elizabeth (Taber) Bement, and was
bom at Waverly, Iowa, Sept. 4, 1871.
Before coming to Harvard he received
the degrees of B.S. and A.B. from
Upper Iowa University. His connec-
tion with the Class was only during
the College year 1896-97. After re-
ceiving his A.B. degree at Harvard
he entered the wholesale lumber busi-
ness in Spokane, and became the
senior member of the Bement-Harold
Lumber Co. He married Mabel
Estella Newcomb Jan. 12, 1899, at
Shell Rock, la. He is survived by his
wife, two sons, and two daughters.


B. H. Hates, Sec.,

George Oakes Tobey, Jr., son of

George O. and Blanche H. (Water-
man) Tobey, was bom in Augusta,
Me., Sept. 24, 1876, and died at Ware-
ham, Aug. 11, 1915, as the result of
appendicitis. Tobey prepared for Har-
vard under a private tutor and en-
tered College in 1894 in the Class of
'98. He received his degree of A.B.
with the Class and then entered the
Law School. He remained there for
two years, but withdrew during the
years 1900 and 1901. He passed the
Massachusetts Bar examination in
1901; returned to the Law School that
year; received his degree of LL.B. in
the spring of 1902 and after gradua-
tion entered the law office of Stetson
& Stetson, New Bedford, where he re-
mained until March, 1903. In 1908
he was elected selectman to the town
of Wareham for a period of three
years; also overseer of the poor and
assessor. In 1906 he was again elected
selectman and acted as chairman for
that body. Since that period he has
lived in Wareham, where he practised
law and became identified with the
local interests. Tobey was unmarried.


Abthur Adams, Sec,,
7 Water St.. Room 012. Boston.
Robert A. Leeson and Walworth
Pierce have been elected directors of
the New England Trust Co., Bos-
ton. — E. P. Davis has been elected
vice-president of the Northwestern
Trust Co., of St. Paul, Minn. —
James A. Moyer has been appointed
by the Massachusetts Board of Ed-
ucation, with the approval of the
Council, director of the Department
of University Extension and Cor-
respondence Instruction. — E. B.
Tewksbury has changed his address
to 44 Momingside Drive, N.Y. City.
— Claude C. Leitner, 10 Tremont

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St., B<Mton» ** announces removal of
office from 158 Summer St. to the
above address for efficiency and the
installation of a telephone for your
convenience." — Edwin E. Perry has
moved his office to 50 Congress St.,
Room 716, Boston. — J. W. Farley
and P. D. Haughton were among
those who attended the training camp
for business and professional men at
Plattsburg, N.Y., in August and
F. M. Alger attended one at Fort
Sheridan, Mich. — Carl G. Jolin» Jr.,
died March 9, 1915, at Pasadena, Cal.
— George D. Dutton is treasurer of
the Bo9ton Daily Advertiser, — Ed-
ward E. Elder has moved his law
office to 60 SUte St., Room 607, Bos-
ton. — Henry W. Thompson has been
elected a member of the council of the
Harvard Graduates' Magaaine.


Abthitb Dbdvkwateb, See.,
69 Temple PI., Boeton.
Addresses: E. F. Metcalf, business,
809 West Genesee St., Auburn, N.Y.;
E. D. Gould, home, 1868 Common-
wealth Ave., Allston; A. S. Friend,
home, 120 West 86th St.. New York;
Capt. W. H. Armstrong, U.S.A.. Fort
Leavenworth, Kan.; A. A. Benesch.
home. 1106 E. 99th St.. Cleveland,
O.; M. Davis, home, 701 North E St.,
Tacoma, Wash.; F. B. Cherington,
business, 115 Middle Divinity Hall,
Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, 111.; F. £.
Smith, Jr., Lincoln St., Hingham;
Dr. J. T. Williams. 74 Water St.,
Morristown, N.J.; G. W. Walter, care
of Franklin Walter, Jr.. 89 Winthrop
Road, Brookline; R. C. Dunning,
care of Mrs. Katharine M. C. Mere-
dith, care of American Express Co..
Paris, France; E. Heard, 20 Louisburg
Sq., Boston; Cecil H. Taylor, home,
616 Trumbull Ave., Detroit, Mich.;

A. F. Gotthold. home. 165 West 58th
St.. N.Y. City; C. S. Gilman. N. Main
St., Wolfboro, N.H.; T. D. Brown,
business, 5 Park Sq.. Room 85, Bos-
ton. — For the last 15 years E. H.
Smith has been engaged in civil en-
gineering, including railroad, munic-
ipal, and highway engineering. His
home address is 26 Vermont St. and
his business address is 187) State
St.. Springfield. — Oct. 4. Capt. M.
Churchill gave an illustrated talk at the
Harvard Club of Boston on " Mod-
em Field Artillery.** During the past
summer he has been senior instructor
at the joint field artillery camp at
Tobyhanna. Pa.— R. W. Stone pub-
lished in June Bulletin No. 612 of the
United States Geological Survey,
Ouide Book to Western United States;
The Overland Route. — R. D. Crane
has been appointed secretary of the
Board of Trade, Cambridge.— G. G.
Hubbard is in the aviation branch of
the English army. His address is
Squadron No. 1. Royal Flying Corps,
British Expeditionary Force, France.
— R. J. Graves is vice-president of
the Harvard Club of New Hamp-
shire. — G. C. Kimball is treasurer of
the Associated Harvard Clubs. —
A. S. Gilman*s health failed two years
ago. In recovering it he has been en-
gaged in farming at Saxton*s River,
Vt., and writes that he has become so
engrossed in that pursuit of happiness
that he would like to end his days
milking a cow. — P. Whitney has a
20,000-acre ranch in the Sacramento
Valley. Cal., where he grows every-
thing from oranges to hay and raises
everything from chickens to race-
horses. He contributes occasionally
to newspapers and periodicals. —
E. F. Metcalf is general manager of
the Columbian Rope Company, vice-
president of Foster, Ross & Co.. and

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director of the Nat. Bank of Auburn,
all of Auburn, N.Y.; also a director
of the American Mutual Compensa-
tion Ins. Co., New York City, and
trustee of the First Presbyterian
Church of Auburn. — Among the '00
men who attended the camp at Platts-
burg last summer were C. D. Draper,
D. G. Harris, C. Hatch, S. Forbes,
J. S. Cochrane, J. L. SaltonsUU, £. H.
George, G. H. Mifflin, Jr., J. M. Glid-
den, L. Williams, R. C. Boiling,
B. A. G. FuUer, T. M. Shaw, H. Tap.
pin, and F. £. Smith, Jr. — J. S.
Minary is with the Louisville Ry.
Co., Louisville, Ky. — F. Wyman,
8d, organised in 1914 the Andrew
Kerr Co., which is engaged in growing
clams at Plymouth. — R. B. Bedford
is manager of the eastern branch of the
Clarage Fan Co., Singer Bldg., N.Y.
City. — W. G. Mortland is president
of the Mortland Chemical Co., Pitts-
burg, Pa. — £. H. Moeller is an ar-
chitect with offices at S92 Pearl St.,
Buffalo, N.Y. His home address is
1S6 Hodge Ave. — H. K. Boutwell
has been appointed assistant in bac-
teriology and F. B. Talbot instructor
in pediatrics at the Harvard Medical
School for one year from Sept. 1, 1915.
— F. H. Simonds has recently pub-
lished The Oreat War; The Second
Phase. (N.Y., Mitchell Kennerley,
1915.) — J. S. Cochrane was in
charge of the squad of the American
Ambulance Corps at St. Pol until his
resignation last spring. — R. W. Steb-
bins had temporary charge of one of
the squads in the Dunkirk section
of the American Ambulance. — H. B.
Stanton also is working in one of the
branches of the American Ambulance
Corps in Paris. — J. D. Barney has
been appointed assistant in genito-
urinary surgery at the Harvard Medi-
cal School for one year from Sept. 1,

1915. — Frederick Hall Beali died at
Newark, N.J., Oct. 16. After grad-
uating he taught science in Worcester
for two years and then returned to
Harvard and took graduate work in
physics, receiving an A.M. in 190S.
He went West and taught physics in
Los Angeles, Cal., for six years, three
of them as a professor in Occidental
College. In 1909 he came EasUUught
for a time in Plainfield and for the last
four years in Newark. Beals wrote for
scientific journals and was keenly in-
terested in the improvement of phys-
ics teaching throughout the coun-


H. B. Clark. See.,
14 WaU St.. N«w Yoric N.Y.
The following changes of address
should be noted: Capt. Brainerd Tay-
lor is now located at Fort Adams,
Newport, R.I.; H. S. Hyde is living
at 43 Dwight St., Brookline; N. T.
Weitsel is in Frankfort, Ky.; De-
Lancey P. White is now located in
White Building, Utica, N.Y.; J. F.
Briggs, 26S Pleasant St., New Bed-
ford; Vanderveer Custis, 4746 18th
Ave., Seattle, Wash.; H. C. Small,
1111 £. 75th St. Terrace, Kansas
City, Mo.; Chas. R. Small, 38 Cres-
cent St., Cambridge; A. P. Young,
294 Ashmont St., Dorchester; D. C.
Williams, Culpeper, Va.; C. H. Wy-
man, 1627 Tremont St., Denver, Col.

— Our Class Tree, an elm, has been
planted in the Yard about halfway be-
tween University and Harvard Halls.

— W. L. Cropley, formerly a member
of the firm of Messrs. Markoe, Mor-
gan & Whitney, is now associated with
Messrs. White, Weld & Co., 14 Wall
St., N.Y. City. — Seven members of
the Class attended the military in-
struction camp at PUttsburg from

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Sept. 6 to Oct. 10. One of the drill
masters was Ist Lieut. H. T. Bull, who
is one of the Class representatives in
the regular army. — Addresses are
wanted for the following: Rev. Wayne
Heyser Bowers, Frank Ellsworth
Elliott, Dwight Durkee Evans, John
Chapman Hilles Fits, George Rupe
Ford, Robert Chested Goodale, Fer-
dinand HOrstmann, Robert Hayne
Leavell, Owen Orville Miller, Cecil
Albert Moore, Philip Hooper Moore,
William Bleecker Newlin, Silas Ftank
Poole, Philip Lawrence Whitney. —
W. H. Laverack, who is in business in
Buffalo and has rarely returned to
Cambridge since graduation, was one
of the CUss to appear for the Yale
Game on Nov. 20.

B. Wendeix, Jr., See,,
44 State St.. Boston.
The following changes of address
should be noted: J. Oakley Carson,
Mahin Advertising Agency, Monroe
Building, Chicago, 111., residence,
Hinsdale, 111.; George Oliver Car-
penter, Jr., 1226 Pierce Building, St.
Louis, Mo. — C. P. Kendall, who has
been principal of the Oliver Ames
High School in North Easton, has
been made the head of Howard
Seminary, a school for girls in West
Bridgewater. — H. C. Thomdike has
been appointed a special justice of the
Brockton police court.


RoosB Ebnbt, See.,

48 Robeson St., Jamaica Plain.

Charles Robert Cross, Jr., died
Oct. 9, 1915, at the military hospital
at Dinard, France, as a result of in-
juries received by the overturning of
an automobile in which he was carry-
ing supplies to the hospital for the

American Distribution Service. Cross
was bom in Boston, June 17, 1881.
His father. Prof. Charles R. Cross, has
been for many years Professor of Phys-
ics at Mass. Institute of Technology.
Hb mother, Marianna Pike, came from
an old Newburyport family. He re-
ceived his education fw College at
Noble & Greenough's School, Boston,
and entered College in the autumn of
1899 with the Class of 1908. He re-
ceived his A.B. degree in due course,
then attended the Harvard Law
School for three years, taking his
LL.B. there in 1906. He then took a
year's work at the Mass. Institute of
Technology, having the intention of
taking up patent law as his specialty.
He never carried out this idea, how-
ever, but went at once into the office
of Boyden, Palfrey, Bradlee & Twom-
bly, general law practitioners in Bos-
ton. He stayed in their office until the
summer of 1913, when he decided
either to start in practice independ-
ently or to go into business. He went
for several months on a hunting trip
in the Canadian Northwest, then
spent the next winter without occu-
pation. He went again in the spring of
1914 on a long trip hunting big game
in the Canadian Northwest. Shortly
after his return to the East in Janu-
ary, 1915, he went to France with the
idea of doing some useful work for the
Allied cause. For several weeks he
drove an automobile ambulance in
the American Ambulance Service at
Dunkirk, France. He then offered
his services to Dr. Richard P. Strong,
head of the American Sanitary Com-
mission in Serbia, and went by way of
Austria-Hungary to Nish, where for
several months he assisted the Com-
mission in the executive features of its
work. About July 1, 1915, he re-
turned to Paris and engaged actively

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in the work of the American Distri-
bution Service in distributing sup-
plies of all kinds to some 700 military
hospitals throughout France. It was
while engaged in this valuable work
that he met his untimely death. Al-
though Cross made the law his pro-
fession, his greatest interest in life was
in facing the dangers and excitements
of strenuous outdoor sport. During
his college course, he became an ex-
pert mountaineer, in the course of his
four summers climbing most of the
difficult Swiss peaks. This side of his
life cannot be described more poeti-
cally than he has written of it himself
in the Decennial Report: " During the
first four years after leaving the Law
School I hunted for many months in
the Northwest; I saw a summer pass
and a fall while I traveled the woods
and mountains of the upper Stickeen
and the head-waters of the Mackenzie
in search of bear and moose and sheep;
a spring came and a summer went as
I wandered among the snowy cloud-
shrouded peaks of the Alaska penin-
sula, trailing the great brown bear in
his haunts by the Behring Sea; and
again as I followed the bear and the
white sheep of the North over the
ragged mountains of the Kenai, the
fall days grew short and the winter's
snows drove down. And in the last
three years, even since I perforce have
become closely bound to the city and
a lawyer's work therein, still my red
god has led me each fall for a few
weeks to the marshes and barrens of
Newfoundland, where the caribou yet
move ghost-like among the woods and
through the fogs driving low across
the open, and where, as in Saltatha's
country of the musk ox, * the lakes are
sometimes misty and sometimes blue
and the loons cry often.* " — D. D. L.
McGrew, who returned in July after

six months' service with the American
Ambulance Corps in France, gave at
the Class Round Table Dinner at the
Boston Harvard Club in October a
most interesting description of his ex-
periences and observations of the con-
duct of the war in Alsace. — The fol-
lowing 190S men attended either the
August or the September business
men's military training camp at
Plattsburg, N.Y.: E. DeT. Bechtel,
Edward Bowditch, Jr., A. F. Breed,
W. A. Chadboume, GrenviUe Clark,
E. J. D. Coxe, Oswald Chew, R. Der-
by, Roger Ernst, H. H. Flagg, Mat-
thew Hale, W. L. Hanavan, William
James, D. K. Jay, J. A. Knowles, H.
Krumbhaar, A. Lawson, R. W. Ma-
grane, C. E. McGlensey, V. C. Mather,
R. W. Page, H. L. Riker, R. K. Saf-
ford, P. Sayward, A. H. Schefer, T.
Stokes, W. N. Taylor, and W. Tuck-
erman. — F. M. Barton is teaching at
the Fessenden School, West Newton.
— A. S. Beatman's address after Oct.
1, 1915, will be 1455 Undercliff Ave.,
New York. — J. H. Hall's address is
High Bridge, N.J. — W. W. Jones,
825 E. 2d So. St., Salt Lake City,
Utah, is Plant Pathologist and Smoke
Expert for the American Smelting and
Refining Company at its plant near
Salt Lake City. — M. S. Keith, Jr.,
is in the employ of the Natick Box
Company, manufacturers of paper
boxes, Natick. — C. G. Loring, who
was recently married in London to the
daughter of Ambassador Page, will
make his home at 8 Otis PI., Boston,
after Oct. I, 1915. — C. H. Outland's
address is care of American Express
Company, Paris, France. — J. L.
White has been appointed assistant to
the general superintendent of trans-
portation of the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad Company at Wilmington,

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Patbon Daha, Sec.,
513 Barristen' Hall, Boston.
A Class luncheon and football party
was held Oct. 80 at the City Club.
After the luncheon several members
of the Class attended the Harvard-
Penn. State game in a body. — Carl
W. Blossom, who was married in De-
troit in April, is now living ii^ Cleve-
land, O. — T. H. Ellis is serving as a
lieutenant in the English army. When
last heard from he was with the 8th
Royal North Lancashire Regiment at
the Dardanelles.


S. N. diircKLET, See.,
25 Broad St., New York.
Walter S. fiertzog is teaching at the
Hollywood High School, Los Angeles,
Cal. His ilddress is S18 North Mary-
land AVe., Glendale, Los Angeles
County, Cal. — G. D. SchoU has re-
signed his position as copper metallur-
gist with the Experimental Depart-
ment of Phelps, Dodge & Co., to ac-
cept the position of constructing and
erecting engineer for Walter E. Lum-
mis, distillation and chemical engi-
neer, Boston. His Boston address will
be 88 Broad St. — Alfred W. Smith's
address has been changed from New-
maricet, N.JI., to Vergennes, Vt.,
where he is Superintendent of Schools.
— George D. Gribble writes to the
Secretary for the first time in ten
years. His account of his experiences
will be of interest to the many men in
' his Class who have not heard of him
since 1905: " When I left Harvard
and America in 1905 it was to go to
Munich, where I was immatriculated
in the Philosophical Faculty of the
University, but did not remain long,
as I had to return to England, where

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