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Two gifts, one of $50,000 and the of Chicago and F. E. Weyerhaeuser of other of $10,000, were announced at the St. Paul. fall meeting of the board of trustees of Williams College at Williamstown. The The brick work on Burritt College, gift of $50,000 was a check signed by Spencer, Tenn., has been completed and Alfred C. Chapin, Williams, '69, of New it is thought that the building will be York City, who gave a similar amount finished and ready for use by the first to the college a few days before com- Monday in February next. The buildmencement last June, and was withouting will cost about $13,000 and will be restrictions, the use of the money being one of the best of its kind in this section left to the discretion of the board of of the state. It is predicted that there trustees. The second gift, of $10,000, will be a full attendance this coming was by Charles T. Barney, Williams, '70, spring term.
. of New York, and will be applied toward the payment for the property on The Catholic University of America, Spring street in Williamstown, which Washington, D. C., has just received, the college acquired last summer for the
through Father Anthony H. Walburg, purpose of improving the adjoining part
of Cincinnati, a donation of $15,000 for of the campus.
the establishment of a chair of German. Father Walburg is endeavoring to raise
$50,000, the amount necessary to estabCount John A. Creighton, one of the
lish the chair. During the past two founders of Creighton University, Omaha, Neb., has deeded to that institution
years he has secured $30,000, and it is two buildings in the wholesale district
expected that within a like period he
will raise the remaining amount. worth about $500,000. One building was finished last summer and the other is not yet completed. They are leased A feature of the new correspondence for a long term of years and will pay school opened by the University of Wis. the university about 5 per cent net on
consin will be the use of phonography. the above valuation. Count Creighton Professors will read lectures into phohad heretofore endowed the university nographs and the records will be sent liberally. This gift was made in com- to distant students willing to pay the memoration of his seventy-fifth birth- price. The innovation will be tried first day, which was celebrated on October in German to overcome the pronuncia15th.
tion of difficult sounds.
It has been announced that a professor The University of Pennsylvania last of lumbering will be appointed at Yale month dedicated the million-dollar enas soon as an endowment fund of $150,- gineering building which is expected to 000 is raised by the National Lumber mark the start of a new era in AmeriManufacturing Association for a chair can technical training. Six foreign govof practical lumbering at the Forest ernments appointed representatives to school of the university. Arrangements attend the formal dedication, and more have been made by which the work in than one hundred American scientific inthe department has been started, the stitutions and universities named delecommittee in charge consisting of N. gates. W. McLeod of St. Louis, C. I. Millard Frederick W. Taylor, president of the Society of American Mechanical En- and its literature. The gift includes gineers, and Dr. Alexander C. Hum- over 3,000 volumes. In addition he has phreys, president of Stevens Institute of given a fine lot of paintings, pieces of Technology, delivered the principal ad- sculpture and exquisite designs in potdresses, and Provost Harrison conferred tery, glass and bronze.
Among the honorary degrees upon twelve distin- paintings are a Rembrandt, a Tintoretto, guished engineers.
a Valasquez, an Andrea del Sarto and a The building dedicated is the largest Murillo. of the seventy buildings now occupied by the University of Pennsylvania, hav
Woodbury F. Langdon of Plymouth, ing a frontage of 300 feet and a depth
N. H., a graduate of Bowdoin in 1853, of 210 feet. It is of fire-proof con
has offered to the trustees of the college struction, and the equipment is of the
his estate on Asquam Lake, N. H., on most modern and approved type. The
the condition that it be held for the use exterior is of dark brick, with limestone
of the college faculty. Mr. Langdon trimmings, and while the general archi
and his brother, the late John L. Langtectural treatment is of the English
don (Bowdoin, 1857), are grand-nephGeorgian school, and in accord with the
ews of Hon. John Langdon, former govkeynote given by the dormitory build
ernor of New Hampshire. ings and later university halls, it is in a quieter vein. There are three stories, with a basement covering a third of the The first decisive step in establishing entire building, the total floor area being an industrial school for the colored peo128,000 square feet. The heating is by ple of Worcester (Mass.) was taken redirect steam; the ventilation by elec- cently, when surveyors laid out the lot trically driven fans, and the lighting by for the temporary strucutres the coielectricity. In the east and west wings lege on the land of the Massachusetts ample space is assigned to the engineer- Afro-American society on Clark street. ing museums, while the rear of this floor
Two years ago the trustees of the prois set aside exclusively for additional
posed college bought 100 acres of land drawing-rooms, which, like those just from Oran A. Kelly, and since then the beneath, will have the full advantage of matter has apparently dropped out of a north light.
sight. The trustees got a price of $30,The engineering department of the
000 on the land, and are paying off the university was established in 1874, but debt. Up to recently the trustees did the constant increase of numbers in the not feel that the finances on hand warclasses of the departments has necessi- ranted the beginning of the work. The tated their moving into more spacious prospects now look bright, and the work quarters three times since their found- will be rushed on. It is the intention of ing. The departments this year have a the trustees to open the college to 40 total enrollment of nearly six hundred
or 50 pupils March 1, 1907, and in May students and a teaching force of forty of the same year work will be begun on The new quarters which will be occu- the permanent college buildings, which pied this fall are believed to be the fin- will cost about $1,000,000. est and most complete laboratories of their kind for instruction in engineering.
The interest wnich Germans all over The late George W. Harris of Boston the country have taken in the erection has given Brown University a valuable of the Germanic Museum at Harvard collection of books in memory of his University has increased so greatly that father, Luther M. Harris, who was grad- material aid comes from German indiuated from Brown in 1861. George viduals and organizations not only in the Harris has been well known as a con
United States, but also in Germany. noisseur and collector of works of art The Germans in Boston have been very active toward the success of this unique college in 1884. It is still necessary to institution and various societies have in get $79,000 to earn the $125,000 endowthe past held concerts and entertain- ment from Andrew Carnegie. ments that have swelled the fund of the Germanic Museum.
Fire partially destroyed Trowbridge
Hall, the young ladies' dormitory of The botanical department of the Uni
Defiance college, Defiance, Ohio, early versity of Illinois has just completed the in the morning of Oct. 28, and fiftypurchase of the private herbarium of six girls had a narrow escape. The loss George D. McDonald of Peoria, I11. is about $10,000, fully covered by inMr. McDonald devoted twenty years to
surance. The building was dedicated a the collection of it. In all, the herbari- year ago and was the gift of Lyman um has about 12,000 specimens, and aii
Trowbridge of Defiance. It was modare flowering plants or ferns.
ern throughout. The entire west end of the building was razed. The contents
were not insured and the college will Wellesley has recently received by be
lose heavily. The building and contents quest from A. A. Sweet, the sum of
cost about $30,000. $5,000, the income of which is to be applied to the purchasing of books for the department of Biblical history. From Subscriptions for the Butler College the estate of the late Moses Babcock of
(Ind.) endowment fund are being reSherborn, the college also has received ceived by the Commercial Club of Ina large and interesting zoological col- dianapolis, and nearly $10,000 has been lection.
pledged for the enlarging of the institution. When $50,000 has been sub
scribed there will be available for the At the last meeting of the trustees of Columbia University, the following gifts
college $250,000, most of which has been were announced. Towards salaries in
promised by persons outside of the city,
some of whom make it a condition that the department of philosophy, $1,250; from Mrs. James W. Gerard, to main
the citizens of Indianapolis shall subtain the Martha Daly scholarship,
scribe $50,000 before their gifts become
available. $1,000; from Rutherford Stuyvesant of the class of '63, for the department of astronomy, $500; from an anonymous
Progress on the new building for the
Harvard Law School, which was begun donor, for the department of clinical
last spring, has now reached a point pathology, $500; from Benjamin D.
where the form and size begin to be apLawrence of the class of '78, to maintain an annual scholarship in the School of
parent. The walls are up as far as the Mines, $250; from James Loeb of New
top of the first story, and work is being York, to buy books for the library, $175.
rushed to get the building in shape for It was announced that the Carnegie Holmes field, back and to the right of
winter. The new hall is situated on Foundation had granted the retiring allowances to Professor John K. Rees of building, and facing west. It will con
Austin Hall, the present law school the department of astronomy, and to
sist of a large central part with a small Professor Edward H. Castle of the de
wing on the south side and a much partment of history, because of disability.
larger wing on the north. The material is white, machine-tooled limestone. A
subway opening into the basement will A gift of ten thousand dollars from connect the building with the present Miss Helen J. Sanborn has swelled the law school. On the first floor there will library fund of Wellesley to $41,101. be three lecture-rooms, two of which will Miss Sanborn was graduated from the be large and commodious. Also on this
floor considerable room will be given up have their apartments in the wings and to the book stacks of the library. The in the main building will be arranged second floor will be occupied by two the domestic science class rooms. The large reading-rooms and the main libra- structure will be 278 feet in length and ry room. The bookstacks will be in 103 feet in width. It will have three seven tiers, or floors, though in the other stories and a basement. The basement parts of the building there will be only will be of concrete and the walls of Newtwo floors above the basement.
berg pressed brick. There will be hot expected that the building will be ready and cold water in every room. for use at the opening of the college year in 1907.
As a mark of appreciation of Lehigh
University, from which he was graduContingent upon his wife's niece dy- ated in 1887, from the School of Mines, ing without issue, James Connolly, of Frank Williams has left his entire resiSt. Louis, directed in his will, which has
duary estate to the institution in trust, been filed for probate, that his estate go
the income to aid poor students. The in equal portions to the following insti- bequest amounts to $122,000 or more. tutions :
Mr. Williams entered the university Christian Brothers College, St. Louis
as a poor boy. After graduation he University, Washington
University, made a
made a fortune in business, largely University of Missouri, Kendrick Cath- through the establishment of firebrick olic Theological Seminary, Joseph's plants in the western part of the state. Male Orphan Asylum, and the Christian
He was only 35 years of age at the time Orphans' home.
of his death. The property is to be held in trust by his wife, Margaret, and the St. Louis
Kentucky Presbyterians are to have Union Trust Company, the income to be
a great Women's College. This was paid to Mrs. Connolly. After her death finally decided by the two synods of the the income is to be paid to her sister, State, the Northern Synod meeting in Annie Moran, and after her death to
Louisville and the Southern Synod in his wife's niece, Grace Warner. Should
Henderson. Each voted $40,000 to asthe latter die leaving children, the in
sist in starting the project, which concome is to be used in supporting and
templates the use of Caldwell College educating them, and the principal is to at Danville and the erection of addibe divided among them when they be- tional buildings on twelve acres of come of age.
ground adjacent to the college. The Should the property go to the institu- Northern Presbyterians have already tions, it is to be used to form perpetual raised $15,000 of the necessary $40,000, funds for the support and education of
as have the Southern Presbyterians. A poor persons and theological students.
committee of six was appointed by the Northern Presbyterians to raise the ad
ditional $25,000 by April i of next year. The contract has been awarded for the construction of the new girls'dormitory at the Oregon Agricultural Col- Cornell University will shortly get a lege, Corvallis. The contract price is legacy of between $100,000 and $200,$71,300. Work upon the new structure 000 as the result of the death of Mrs. will begin at once and it will be ready Howe, the sister of the late F. W. for occupancy by the next fall term. Guiteau. When Mr. Guiteau died he
The dormitory when completed will left the legacy subject to a life interest have accommodations for 300 students. in favor of his sister. By the terms of It will consist of a central structure with the will the money must be expended two projecting wings and it will be in in advancing and assisting worthy young the form of a “double L.” The girls will men in pursuit of their studies. As soon as the estate is settled the bequest will highest bid and was selected in accordgo into operation.
ance with the rules, in that the best bid
would be the successful one. The name Announcement was recently made be
of Oklahoma Christian University will fore the Cumberland Presbyterian Synod be given the new institution. A charter that James Milliken has donated $50,000 will at once be applied for and the work to Milliken University, of Decatur, Ill.,
of organizing the new school be mapped for building a girls' dormitory.
out. It is the intention to have the building erected and school open in Sep
tember, 1907 President R. C. Hughes of Ripon Col
Rev. E. V. Zollars, of Hiram, Ohio, lege, Ripon, Wis., has received a check
who has been in charge of the work, will for $2,500 from 0. H. Ingram of Eau
continue to act at the head of affairs, Claire, completing the fund of $7,000
and will superintend the plans and all subscribed for improvements in West construction work of the building. Rev. College, Ingram Hall and Bartlett Hall.
Mr. Zollars resigned from the Christian Mr. Ingram is a graduate of Ripon Col
University of Texas to superintend this lege and one of its greatest benefactors.
work. At first is was the idea of havDr. Hughes has also received a check
ing a Bible school only, but when the of $3,000 from Mrs. Chadbourn of Co
size of the bids were known it was delurnbus. This is also to be applied to
cided that an institution on a much the $7,000 fund for the repairs on build
larger scale could be established, and it ings.
was then decided to make it a university,
with numerous departments. There will The will of the late William Drury, be literary, music, science and art dejust probated, gives to the city of Aledo, partments, and other additions will be Ill., a college to be known as the Wil- made as it becomes necessary. liam and Vashti. The sum of $112,000, one-half the estate, was left for this purpose. The city offered a cash bid of
Another giant telescope is to be built, $6,210 and a fine geological collection beside which, it is said, all now in use valued at $35,000, which was donated will be as pigmies. The new instruby William Marsh, Sr., in order to se- ment is projected by Prof. George E. cure this legacy. By the terms of the Hale, head of the astronomical research will the college was to go to the city department of the University of Chicago which made the largest cash bid. Aledo and director of the Yerkes observatory made the only bid and the administrator from the time of its establishment until turned over the bequest to that place. his removal to Pasadena, Cal., three
The institution will be of a polytech- years ago to take charge of the observanic character. The main building will tory on the summit of Mount Wilson. cost $40,000. The board of control is
The announcement is made in the pages to comprise the mayor, county judge, of Prof. Hale's Astrophysical Journal, chairman of the board of supervisors, issued from the University of Chicago the county clerk and country treasurer press. The object glass of this new inand their successors in office. Work
strument, which is to cost $40,000, will upon the buildings will commence at be a disk of glass 100 inches in diameter once.
and 13 inches thick. This glass will
weigh four and one-half tons. It is to The locating board for the Christian be cast in France and ground and polUniversity of Oklahoma has accepted ished at Mount Wilson by Prof. G. Wilthe bid made by Enid for the institution. lis Ritchey. It is for $85,000 cash, forty acres of land This mammoth telescope was made and a guarantee of 300 students to begin possible by a gift to the Carnegie Instithe first school year. This was the tute, of which the Mount Wilson ob.