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an assistant in the American Legation
with duties of a Second Secretary.
He is now in the law school at the
University of Pennsylvania; his ad-
dress is " The Essex," 84th & Chest-
nut Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. — Ed.
Curtis has been working for the Amer-
ican Relief Commission in Belgium,
first as an automobile courier, and
then as a secretary of the Brussels
branch. — Logan Fox is in the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania Law School.

— Z. T. J. Zee is now an instructor at
Hankai School, Tientsin, China; his
address is as above. — A. L. Jackson
is executive secretary of the Wabash
Ave. Dept. of the Y.M.C.A. of Chi-
cago; his address is S763 Wabash Ave., \
Chicago. — F. Sargent is in the Royal
Union Mutual Life Ins. Co. Its
agency, which is also his address, is
1524-26 Real EsUte Trust Bldg.,
Philadelphia, Pa. — Pitman Potter

is back in Cambridge for another
year of graduate work towards his
Ph.D. — E. L. Hackes is teaching
modern languages at the Vermont
Academy, Sazton's River» Vt. — F. J.



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O'Brien is no longer selling ammonia,
but is with the N.Y. Life Ins. Co.
He is coaching the 2nd Varisty foot-
ball team. — R. T. P. Storer is coach-
ing Varsity football. He is stiU with
Stone & Webster, Boston. — Glenn
Saxon is coaching Freshman football.
He is in charge of Standish Hall, one
of the Freshman dormitories. — W. B.
D. Dana is in the Engineering Dept.
of the Mass. Inst, of Tech. — J. P.
Brown has returned from his ambu-
lance work in France and is in the
Harvard Law School. — Chas. Crom-
bie is in an architect's office in Boston.

— H. Brickley is taking another year
in modem languages in the Harvard
Graduate School. — A. S. Harris is
in the Business School studying rail-
roads. He worked for the N.Y., N.H.
and H. R.R. as an agent this sum-
mer. — D. Hale is driving an ambu-
lance in France. — F. S. Clark, Jr.,
is with the Nat. Machine & Shoe Co.,
250 A St., So. Boston. His perma-
nent address is No. Billerica. — F. H.
Canaday is with the Husband &
Thomas advertising Co., Chicago.
His Chicago address is 438 Belden
Ave. — N. S. Cooke is in the export
dept. of W. R. Grace & Co., N.Y.
City. His present headquarters are
at the Am. Tube Works, Somerville.

— W. L. McLean is teaching at Dor-
chester High School, Boston. His
address is 59 Dracut St., Dorchester.

— W. J. Sidis is a fellow in mathe-
matics (teaching) at Rice Inst.,
Houston, Texas. — Irving Pichell is
directing the dramatic art depart-
ment of the St. Paul Institute, in St.
Paul, Minn.

1015.

M. J. Logan, 8ec„

Ridgdy Hall, Cambridge.

K. ApoUonio is with the National



Cash Register Co., and is at present
at Wilkesbarre, Pa. — H. S. Ballou,
Jr., is with N. W. Harris & Co., bank-
ers, Boston. His home address is 130
Winthrop Road, Brookline. — Leon
M. Farrin is principal of the High
and Grammar School, Niantic, Conn.

— R. B. Foye is with the John A. Frye
Shoe Co. His business and home ad-
dress is Marlboro. — S. Nowel Grif-
fith is with Lee, Higginson & Co.,
Rookery Bldg., Chicago. His home
address is La Grange, 111. — R. T.
Kdley is with the Aluminum Co. of
America, New Kensington, Pa. His
home address is 541 5th Ave., New
Kensington, Pa. — J. T. Lanman is
with the Walworth Mfg. Co., So. Bos-
ton. His home address is Farrar
St., Cambridge. — P. M. Rice is with
the New Rand Co., No. Tonawanda,
N.Y. His address is 100 Christiana
St., No. Tonawanda, N.Y. — T. E.
Murphy is also with the New Rand
Co., 205 Bryant St., No. Tonawanda,
N.Y. This company has just been
incorporated and Mnrphy has been
appointed secretary-treasurer of the
concern. — R. R. Smith is teaching
mathematics at the Central High
School, Springfield. — W. O. Taylor
is with Wellington, Sears & Co., dry
goods, 03 Franklin St., Boston. His
home address is 1735 Mass. Ave.,
Cambridge. — W. H. Trumbull, Jr.,
is with the Russell Mills Co. His
home address is 5 Summer St., Salem.

— F. J. Bradley. Jr., is with the Na-
tional Shawmut Bank, Boston. —
S. L. French is with W. H. McElwain
Co., Manchester, N.H. His address is
Room 404 Y.M.C.A.. Manchester,
N.H. — H. R. Hardwick is coaching
football at the U.S. Naval Academy,
Annapolis, Md. His address is Carvel
Hall, Annapolis, Md. — M. B. Phillips
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Boston. — H. G. MacLure is with
Blodgett & Co., bankers, 60 SUte St.,
Boston. — A. B. Bnioe is teaching in
Phillips Academy, Andover. — S. O.
Sears and T. M. Sloan are teaching in
Milton Acaden^.

NON-ACADEMIC.

C. J. Smith, D.M.D. '15, has been for
the summer in Labrador, where he has
been assisting Sir W. T. Grenfell, h '09,
in his q>lendid medical work among the
Esquimaux.

W. H. Ringer, g '0&-00, has been ap-
pointed head of the English department
in the Auburn, N.Y., High School.

E. C. Wilm, g '11-12, has been elected
an associate professor of philosophy in
Boston University. He has taught phi-
losophy in Wells College, Aurora, N.Y.,
and comes to Boston from Bryn Mawr.

W. H. Devine, M.D. '83, has been ap-
pointed director of school physicians,
nurses, and military drill in the Boston
schools. During the Spanish War Dr.
Devine acted as army physician and has
been surgeon-general of the M.V.M. He
will now direct the work of about forty
physicians in the schools.

R. T. Woodruff, LL.B. '10, who has
been practising law in Lynn since his
graduation, has formed a partnership
with Mr. Barney of that city, and will
continue his practice under the firm
name of Barney and Woodruff.

C. £. Estabrook, D.M.D. '83, who
has of late years been an itinerant den-
tist, has recently died of tuberculosis in
the Salvation Army Home in Jackson-
ville, Ha.

William Watson, S.B. '57, died in Bos-
ton Sept. 30. He was one of those in-
strumental in founding the Mass. In-
stitute of Technology, and from 1805
to 1873 was professor of mechanical en-
gineering and descriptive geometry in



that School. He was one of the inter-
national jury at the Paris Exposition
and was highly regarded in the scienti-
fic circles of Paris. He has puUished
many technical works and was a member
of several American scientific organiza-
tions.

D. DeC. Donovan, I '10-12, has been
appointed by Gov. Walsh as deric of the
Second District Court of Plymouth
County.

Prof. C. H. Wing, S.B. '70, died in
Brighton on Sept. IS, in his 80th year.
He became a professor in Comdl in 1870
and after four years there accepted a
position in Technology where he re-
mained ten years. During the last years
of his life he had been making a q>ecial
study of the habits and customs of the
mountain people of the South.

R. G. Huling, A.M. '07, died at hb
home in Marshfield on Sept. 11, at the
age of 07. He had been at different times
principal of the Fitchburg and the New
Bedford High Schoob. In 1899 he lec-
tured in Harvard on the management
and organization of schools. He was an
examiner at Boston University and a
trustee of Brown.

Judge James R. Dunbar, I '73-74,
died in Brookline on Aug. 20. Judge
Dunbar was born in Pittsfield in 1847.
He was educated in the public schools of
that city and was graduated from Wil-
liams College with the Class of '71.
After a year in the Harvard Law School
he continued his study in a private office
and was admitted to practice in 1874.
He lived and worked in Westfield where
his activity in politics secured his elec-
tion to the sUte senate in 1885. In 1888
he was appointed a justice of the Superior
Court and served the people well in that
capacity for ten years, when he resigned
and formed a partnership with C. S.
Rackemann, I '70-81, and Felix Racke-
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in Boston. He was known as one of the
foremost lawyers of the State and was,
throoghottt his life, one of the leaders of
the Republican party.

The Chicago Association of Credit
Men has undertaken a campaign for the
improvement of accounting methods in
the retail shops of Chicago. It is using
the Harvard system of accounts and will
work in dose cooperation with the Har-
vard Bureau of Business Research. This
is another practical instance of the nar
tional value of the Graduate School of
Business Administration, a School which
is rapidly coming to hold an important
place in the economic life of the Country.

J. A. Moyer, S.B. '09, has been ap-
pointed by Gov. Walsh as director of
the Massachusetts department of uni-
versity extension and correspondence
instruction. He comes to his new work
from the Pennsylvania State College,
where he has been professor of mechani-
cal engineering as well as director of the
engineering extension division.

Judson A. Crane, LL.B. '09, has been
appointed a professor in the George
Washington Law School to fill the va-
cancy caused by the temporary absence
of Prof. Person. Since his graduation
he has practised and taught law, and
last year took post-graduate work in the
Harvard Law School.

Dr. H. B. Gray, M.D. '02, has been
appointed superintendent and physician
of the Washingtonian Home in Boston.

P. H. Koch, A.M. '09, who is a pro-
fessor in the University of North Dakota,
is giving a course in play-writing similar
to that given in Harvard. Prof. Baker
was the pioneer in tins work of dramatic
writing and his influence is widely ac-
knowledged. More are taking up the
work now in response to the demand
for plays, the war having very neariy
stof^ied the annual importation of new
plays from abroad.



James K. Dawes, LL.B. '04^ who died
in Washington on Oct 17, was grad-
uated from Lafayette College at the age
of 17 and from the Harvard Law School
at 20. After graduation he practised law
in Pennsylvania and was associated in
the publication of the Easton Free Press,
In 1871 he was appointed postmaster at
Easton, and held office during five ad-
ministrations. In 1890 he was appointed
statistician for the 11th census and re-
mained with the census bureau until
after the publication of the 12th census.
For the past ten years he has been con-
nected with the PostrOffice Depart-
ment in Washington.

The work in the subject of transpor-
tation which is being done in the Grad-
uate School of Business Administration
bids fair to become one of the most im-
portant phases of the activities of that
nationally valuable school. The value
of this particular work was recognised
last June when certain men gave $125,-
000 to found a professorship to be called
the James J. Hill Professorship. This
was an eminently suitable name, since
Mr. Hill was not only one of the pioneers
in American railroading but has always
kept high standards and has been fore-
most in developing all legitimate lines
of railroad progress. Mr. Hill has now
himself added an equal sum to the en-
dowment because he so clearly realizes
the purpose and the present value of Uie
work which is being accomplished. The
next issue of the Magazine will discuss
this whole matter at greats length.

Dr. Emmons, Secretary of the Medi-
cal Alumni Association, has recently
published, through the Harvard Uni-
versity Press, a most interesting pamph-
let on the Profession of Medicine. It
consists of letters from a large number
of graduates of the Medical Schod dis-
cussing the preparation for the career
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doctor has to meet in his prcrfessioii. It
should certainly be of interest to all
medical men and indeed to all who are
concerned with the problems of pro-
fessional training. Copies of the pamph-
let may be obtained for 86 cenU, from
the Publication Office of the University.

UTERARY NOTES.

*V* To SToid mimindentandiiig, the Editor
beff to steta that copies of booke by or about
Harrard men should be sent to the MagoMiiu
if a review it dedred. In no other wmy can a
complete register of Harvard publications be
kept. Writers of articles in prominent periodi-
cals are also requested to send to the Editor
copies, or at least the titles of tl^ir contribu-
tions. Except in rare eases, space will not
permit mention of contributions to the daily



In January will be published the first
issue of a new quarterly, The Military
Hisiorian and Economist. The editors
are to be Prof. R. M. Johnston, of the
Department of HisCory, and Capt. A.
L. Conger, '94, who is director of the
historical seminary at the Army Service
School at Ft. Leavenworth. At a time
when Americans are beginning to war
clerstand that this country can no longer
live an isolated life, but that we are, for
better or for worse, involved in the keen
trade competition of the whole world,
that as a result, however pacific may be
our intentions, we must always have the
possibility of war before us, such a mag-
aane should have a wide appeal. Prof.
Johnston's reputation as a military his-
torian is established and he may be de-
pended upon to make the new quarterly
an authoritative statement of the best
and latest theories of military practice,
history, and economics. Graduates
realize altogether too little how mudi
the various Harvard publications, con-
dncted by Harvard men, mean in the
extension of the scholarly reputation of
the University, and this last venture, in
a quite new field, will be a real addition.



In the Angust issue of the Minnesota
History BulUUn Sok>n J. Budc, Ph.D.
'11, gives an interesting account of the
very useful activities of the Wisconsin
Historical Society which was organised
in 1849 and now has its own building
containing a Ubraiy of 375,000 books and
pamphlets.

Gen. G. W. Goethals, LL.D. '12» de-
scribed in the Little Lectures, delivered
in Princeton in 1915, the history of the
difficulties and the successes of those who
had charge of the construction of the
Panama Canal. Under the title Ooi'em'
ment of the Canal Zone, these lectures
have been published in book form by
the Princeton University Press. In this
book supporters of democracy at all
costs will be so impressed by the wicked
aristocracy of the Canal Government
that they will forget the magnificent
work accomplished, and those who b^
lieve that government should be regu-
lated to meet special conditions will find
triumphant confirmation of their doc-
trine. The reviewer in the Princeton
Alumni Weekly discovers that it is '*a
like circumstanoe that explains the suc-
cess of the war despotisms that at pres-
ent govern England, Fiance, and Ger-
many." Some might go so far as to wish
that the "war despotism*' of England
were more like that of the Canal Zone
— at least as measured in terms of suc-
cess.

In the Hibbert Journal for October
C. F. Thwing, '76, Prarident of Western
Reserve University, has an article on
"The Effect of the European War on
Higher Learning in America." It is
made up largely of quotations from vari-
ous teachers about the effect of the war
on their particular subjects. As a ^ole
it fails to give any real picture because
it is yet far too soon to know, for ex-
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man or French or Economics. The effect
of the war on our ooQeges ought to be
a stimulation of the interest of students
in ail subjects because the tremendous
and tragic reality of it should be the
death of mental inertia. The sad truth
seems to be, however, that the average
student is little moved; he still finds the
sporting section of the morning paper
more interesting than the front page.
IVesident Thwing always has something
worth while to say; he is splendidly
idealistic in what he himself says here;
but the War is too human a matter to
measure in terms of enrolment in
courses.

In the same issue of the Hibbert Jour"
nal Lord Bryce, LL.D. '07, has an arti-
cle entitled "Facts and Questions before
Us," the address which he delivered as
IVesident of the British Academy. It is
a remarkable non-partisan summing-up
of the memorable facts of the great war,
written with dignity, charity, and great
wisdom. As Lord Bryce says, it is meant
as an indication to the historians of the
future of what people oi today are think-
ing of the non-controversial aspects of
the conflict.

Two new volumes in MacmilUn's
series of True Stories of Oreai Ameriearu
have been recently published. These
are WiUiam Penn, by R. S. HoUand, '00,
and Benjamin Franklin^ by E. L. Dud-
ley, '00. This series is intended pri-
marily for children and is not meant to
add to our knowledge of the people dis-
cussed. The two volumes in question
are, however, distinctly worth while.
They give the stories of their respective
heroes simply, clearly, and interestingly.
Mr. HoUand has already written several
books for children and knows the lan-
guage to adopt. Mr. Dudley has done
his harder work perhaps with even more
success, and it was harder work be-
cause, in writing the story of a man so



very well known as is Franklin it is
difficult to avoid the utteriy obvious
and oonunonplace. The author shows
his appreciation of the child by going
into detail, — in the story of the kite,
for example, — and that children delight
in detail is evidenced by their continued
love of such writings as the Franeonia
Storiee.

The Harvard Univernty Press has
just published the third edition ci A. C.
Potter's DeecripHve and Historical Notes
on the Library of the University. It is
a pamphlet which should be in the hands
of every graduate because it covers il-
Inminatin^y almost aU phases of the
Library, including its history, the new
building, and a very full description of
the various special collections which con-
stitute its greatness. There are many
graduates who want to know what is
in the Library and how they can give to
the Library in the most useful way. Mr.
Potter's pamphlet is very suggestive.
It may be obtained by application to
the library.

Essays far College Men, Second Series
(Henry Holt & Co., 1915), chosen by
Norman Foerster, '10, F. A. Manchester,
and Karl Young, Ph.D., '07, includes
notable essays by men who represent
the best thought which academic train-
ing has been able to produce — Emer-
son, Huxley, Cardinal Newman, Charles
William Eliot, and William James. The
volume introduces the college student,
who on the average reads neither broad-
ly nor intensively, to a wide range of
subjects in the field of liberal thought.
The last two essays in particular are
worth reading, "War," by Emerson,
and "The Moral Equivalent of War."
by James, since they were written by
men who had not then experienced the
conflict which is now consuming the
energy of Europe.

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audience of laymen. Prof. Murray, in
his latest book. The 8ioie PkUowph^,
tlie Conway Memorial Lecture, de-
livered March 15, 1915 (G. P. Putnam's
Sons, 1015), discusses the greatest as-
tern of thought of the Greeks and Ro-
mans in the centuries just preceding
the coming of Christianity. Before all
things it was a practical philosophy,
peculiariy applicable to present prob-
lems of life, because then, as now, it was
"a time when landmarks had coUapaed,
and human life was left, as it seemed,
without a guide." Phif. Murray I4>-
proaches the subject as a psychologist,
rather than as an historian or philoso-



Pamphleti Reeewed: The Lawyer ae
Amieui Cvriae, by Rome G Brown, '84,
Chicago, 1915, is an address delivered
to the graduating class of the John Mar-
shall Law School, a summary of the
duties and the privileges of a lawyer to
his clients and to his country. Report
ef the Committee to Oppoee Judicial Re^
caU, presented to the American Bar
Association, Aug. 17, 1015, gives a state-
ment of the work done to prevent the
enactment of this odious recaU measure,
the demand for which seems rapidly to
be dying out. The Provision for Hie-
larical Studies at Oiford^ by John L.
Myres, Wyckham Professor of Ancient
History (Oxford University Press, Is.)
is an open letter to Phif. H. Morse
Stephens, Litt.D. '09,' giving, in a most
interesting fashion, an account of the
opportunities for historical study in
Oxford, and throwing out many sug-
gestions which might to advantage be
adopted in our American universities.
(hSord UwivereUy RoU of Service, 191^-
1916 (Oxford: at the Oarendon Press,
1915, $.70): the splendid roll of those
Oxford men, graduates and undergrad-
uates who have already responded to
the call of their country. The lists are



anmnged under the separate Colleges,
with date of matriculation, and also as
a complete University roster. It seems
as thou^ all Oxford must be in the ranks
— except those who have already fallen.
The RoU is in itself sufficient refutation
to those Americans who still sneer at
the response of England's best manhood
to the call of duty. Oxford has responded
as we believe Harvard would respond to
a similar call.

8ROBT RSVIBW8.

The High Priesteee, by Robert Grant,
'73, New York: Charles Scribners'
Sons, 1915.

Judge Grant's High Prieeteee is one
of those rare books which may long sur-
vive. In terms of masterly simplicity,
in a style throughout so admirable as
never to obscure meaning nor to dis-
tract attention to itself, it sets forth a
phase of life so characteiisticaUy Ameri-
can that, quite apart from its human
interest and its interest as literature,
the book may fairiy be deemed a lasting
document concerning social history. To
recount the story, or to dwell on the
separate characters, which make one's
memory of it all seem like a memory of
actual life, this is not the moment.

The main question with which the
book deals, — that of feminism, as the
cant phrase now goes, — is not pecul-
iariy American. At least until the tre-
mendous facts of the worid-tragedy still
at its hdght forced the graver attention
of all dvilication to dwell rather on
things that are than on things that
might be, there was restlessness every-
where among women, good and bad.
There was impatience of their past con-
dition, there was honest as well as ma-
lignant effort towards what seemed to
some of us a Utopian future, wherein the
fundamental facts of sex might be
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those whom custom still permits us to
describe in less respectful language.
Judge Grant has always been a sound
social moralist; in temper, however,
even though not revolutionarily radical,
he has been apt to sympathise with
those who believe the bonds of tradi-
tion shackling. This makes all the more
remarkable the candid precision of his
story.

For the atmosphere of it is such as
really erists in our country, and has
never quite existed anywhere else. In
a region still native, yet so far removed
from the nanow sea-board fringe of the
original colonies that the roots of life
have not yet pushed de^ in the soil, —
in a region where individuab can still
seem to themselves independent, — he
sets forth the course of feminist aspirap
tion. The pervasive purity of feeling so
deeply characteristic of New England
literature fills the atmosphere in which
his characters confront the problems of
what they believe reality. There is
irony in the book, if you will; intention-
ally or not, there is a pathos which sweet-
ens and surmounts this. Nothing has
ever more feariessly set forth the dan-
gers, but nothing has ever more surdy
implied the hopes which still lurk be-
neath the frothy surface of our national
inexperience.

The Case cf the American Drama, by
Thomas H. Diddnson. Boston:
Houghton Mi£9in Co. 1015.
This is a thoughtful and interesting
book. Caring greatly for the theatre as
a living art. Prof. Dickinson writes of
"The New Theatre in the Light of His-
tory," a rapid examination of the fate of
our own New Theatre in New York, of
the history of the Com^die Frangaise,
the rise of the national theatres in Ger-
many, etc. He is hopeful but rather
vague as to what the conditions stud-



ied by him offer as to the probable fu-
ture of an American national theatre.
In "The Social Sanction of Dramatic
Art" and "The Present Situation of the
Stage in America," he is often keen and
suggestive, but occasionally a some-



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