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ALUMNI AND FORMER STUDENTS.
Hoston, Mass., Feb. 15, 1891.
Editor Aifitni Department, IlKSI'KKlAN: -
A fewTtncs from the Hoston law school may not be out of
place ui your department. The school is not nearly so wcl1
known as its merit deserves. The chief reason no doubt, is
the overshadowing greatness of Harvard. I know when I
arrived in Hoston and got entangled among its crooked ways
1 had considerable trouble, even then, to find it. Lack of
knowledge in a "copper" was easily overlooked. Hut lack
of knowledge in one bearing the Hoston trade mark, real and
genuine, certainly seemed strange. Hut be that as it may,
its faculty is one of the best and its course, Vo my notion,
equal to any in the countiy. It deals with the fundameta)
principles running through law, their history and growth as
opposed to the teaching of what is known as "case law."
The Hoston law school is one of the many colleges com
posing the Hoston University. These colleges arc scattered
through the city and arc attended by about one thousand
students: The law branch is at 10 Ashburton Place, one of
Hoston's "now-you-sce-it and now-you-don't" streets. Hut
the legal atmosphere makes up all the brevity there may be
in the streets. The "shingle" of the redoubtable General
Hutler hangs next door; within a stone's throw are the state
house, the courts, the city hall on the one hand, Hoston
common, Fnnueil hall, Old South church, and other cel
ebrated places, on the other hand. Legally, politically, and
historically, tjircc alys closely akin, and handy to the
many advantages open to the student in Hoston, the law
school could not be in a better location.
Its abode was, originally, a residence block, three stories,
so common in citics.likc Hoston. In such a locality property
is very dear. Hut in 1890 its neighbor block on the east was
added, and the whole very conveniently remodelled. t The
faculty consists, (or the most part, of practicing lawyers in
the front ranks of the Hoston bar. Three of them arc exi.-n
sivclv known as writers and leading authorities of the country.
One, Melville M. Higelow, is favorably quoted by the pro
fession in England. Another, James Sjhouler, is familiar by
name to many readers of TllK IIksi-krian. He is the
author of Schoulei's United Stales History, and is an accurate
compiler or both of History and Law.
The west is well represented among the students. College-spirit
is more prevalent among students from that region
than among those reared under the shadow of the Hub. H11I
here, as in the U. of N., we are scattered through the city.
Consequently there is not that incentive to the flow of
"spirits" to be found at Harvard, and more particularly at
Yale. The former college seems not to have recovered from
the coat of red paint administered to John Harvard's monu
nient some time ago. At any rate I rem.imbcr assisting to
hold down Harvard square fence one night, taking in a
Harvard jubilee. The outcome of the Harvard-Yale foot
ball match was a great victory for the crimson. Hut the cele
bration came in small quantities and far apart.
This letter is already too long. Hut there is one other
thing it might be well to mention; one thing in the city thai
has not been, improved by the application of culture. That
"is the weather It certainly has been here long enough.
Snow, rain, heat and cold mixed in about equal propor
tions. We generally have to take one dose each day. If a
person can do so t is well vortL his while to spend a year or
two in Hoston. Not only for the benefit in the one .direction,
but in all directions that tend to broaden his education,
al. rizuv. ''89;"
1 '89. Charles M. French was up to the university on. a
. recent Friday evening shaking hands with the old friends
f and visiting the literary societies. He is employed at St.
Paul, Minn, in the freight department of the Chicago, Minn
eapolis and Omaha railroad. He says he is still single but
did not say that he expected to remain so long.
'90. Willi ams-Snkll. Married at Ashland on Febru
ary 9, T. A. Williams to Miss Eflic M. Snell. The bride is a
former student. Thty wish their friends to visit them at
Hrookings, S. I)., where Mr. Williams is professor of botany."
A letter received from him by Professor Hessey says he is
well pleased with his new location.
'85. Word comes from Miss Mary L. Jones, who is
studying library administration in the school for librarians at
Albany, New York, that she is enjoying her work and has
almost caught up with the class that entered last fall,
although she did not enter until January.
On Fcbiuary 54th, the new firm of Gunn & Avcryv
dealers in awnings, etc., went into business at 125 South
Eleventh street. The members of the firm, E. P. Gunn and
C. P. Avery are lormer students. All students please call on
them before buying elsewhere.
'90. Miss Rachel E. Manlcy is in New York city study
ing designing and illustrating. She, stays at the same house
as Dr. Davis and wife. With the law students Hugh Lamas
ter and Frank Woods, of '90, the university was well repre
sented. '90. Frank F. Almy was called home by the death of his
fath-r, which occurred February 21. Frank will continue his
studies here the remainder of this school year and will return'
to Johns Hopkins next fall.
'89. Thomas S. Allen vanquished the recent examination
for admission to practice in the district court. As a full
fledged attorney, he is ready to help anyone out of iheir
legal difficulties. .
'82, '86. Regent Hyron II. Davis, M. D.,.and wife, have
b:cn in New York city the past two months' where he has
been taking a post-graduate course in surgery in the hos
pitals. G. II. Ellsworth, a former student, who has been working
for the II. & M. northwest of Newcastle, Wyo., stopped here
last week on his way to visit his parents in Nance county.
'88. Frank W. Kramer is chtim agent for the II, & M
R. R. He was in the city a short time recently. He lett
the first of last week for Denver.
Jei.se II. Ueecher, a founer well known member, of the
class of '93, was down to attend the recent banquet and jub
ilee of the Hetas.
II. A. Shannon, formerly of '93, returned recently o his
work in the cily, from a two months visit at his old home;
Pawnee City. ,
The friends of L. A. Chapin, formerly of 8o, will be
soi ry to hear of the recent death of his mother at Decatur.
Dr. Iorcnzn D. Hailor, of Geneva formerly of '89, has
patented a remedy for catarrh that is rapidly rising to fame.
G. L. Campen, a former student, superintendent of the
mines at New Cambria, Wyo., was in the city last weekj
G. F. Unangst, a former student, leaves this week for
Logan county where he will engage in farming.
G. L. Tait, formerly of '92, is taking in the sights and
enjoying himself generally in Chicago.
N, W. Peters, formerly of 'ni. was un lrf.mfK.lr-,iU r:
one day last week. '' 1 , - . . .
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