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He continued to preach and farm. He spent a short time in Cali- 
fornia for his health but returned to The Dalles and resumed his 
religious work. He preached his last sermon on October 18, 1874, 
and died at The Dalles, November 1, 1874. He was much interested 
in education. In his last letter to the American Baptist Home Mis- 
sion Society he said : "Will you once more send us a man for Ore- 
gon City University? I write officially." His death resulted from 
pneumonia contracted while visiting the schools of Wasco County. 
This was counted an untimely end for a man of his vigor though 
he was nearing his seventy-fifth birthday. 

The correspondence here reproduced was considered of suffi- 
cient importance to history for large portions if it to appear in the 
Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society. 



Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Pacific North- 
west Library Association (Tacoma: Elena A. Clancey, 
Treasurer, care of Tacoma Public Library. 1919. Pp. 52. 75 
cents.) 
This volume contains the Proceedings of the Conference held in 
Seattle in September, 1918. It includes a selection from the papers 
presented at the Meeting, but the larger part of the volume is given 
over to the Minutes of the Conference and to reports of Commit- 
tees. It is arranged in a serviceable and intelligible manner form- 
ing on the whole a model for institutional proceedings of its kind. 
An index covers the publications of the first ten years of the Asso- 
ciation's existence. 

The Seattle Conference was held a few months before the sign- 
ing of the Armistice and reflects the active part taken by librarians 
to help in winning the War. The Pacific Northwest Library As- 
sociation is to be congratulated upon its fine record and the care it 
has taken to safeguard the history of its contribution to the educa- 
tional development of the Northwest. Such volumes have great 
historical value since the history of a democracy is largely the his- 
tory of its institutions. 



Transactions of the Forty-fourth Annual Reunion of the Oregon 
Pioneer Association. (Portland: George H. Himes, Secre- 
tary. 1919. Pp. 273-350.) 

This pamphlet is three years late in its appearance. It is the 
record of the reunion held in Portland on June 22, 1916. The 
crowd in attendance numbered eight hundred. The tireless secre- 
tary collected the usual amount of valuable historical data. He