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NEWS DEPARTMENT 
Ahseni for Work at Harvard 

Charles W. David, Instructor in European History in the Univer- 
sity of Washington, is absent on leave for the third quarter and will 
return for full work during the fourth or summer quarter. He will 
devote the third quarter to research work at Harvard University, 
where he will complete his examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy 
degree. His thesis on Robert of Normandy has been accepted and 
will be published in the Harvard Series. 



Joins the Colors 



Victor J. Farrar, Research Assistant in the University of Wash- 
ington, has enlisted in the Base Hospital Number 50 under Dr. James 
B. Eagleson, major in command. Mr. Farrar is to serve as Registrar 
of the base hospital. He was born in the State of Maine on January 
1, 1886. His university training was obtained at the University of 
Wisconsin, where he obtained the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1911, the 
Master of Arts degree in 1912 and then spent two years there as 
graduate assistant while doing work toward the Doctor of Philosophy 
degree. His position at the University of Washington is saved for 
him while "detached on military service." Readers of the Washington 
Historical Quarterly are familiar with some of Mr. Farrar's painstak- 
ing work. They will all wish him well as he enters this patriotic 
service of his country. The history staff now has three men in service. 
The other two are Assistant Professor Ralph H. Lutz, a lieutenant 
at headquarters. Camp Kearny, California, and Graduate Assistant 
H. E. Brown, a yeoman in the United States Navy. 



Illustrated Talks in the Training Camps 

In the last issue of this Quarterly mention was made of a course 
of lectures prepared by the National Board for Historic Service under 
the auspices of the Educational Committee of the War Department's 
Commission on Training Camp Activities. That work is now in full 
swing at all the cantonments in America. Professor Norman F. Cole- 
man has been promoted in the Y. M. C. A. work and has headquarters 
at San Francisco. His work at Camp Lewis has been divided and the 
educational portion goes to Professor Brewer from the Montana Agri- 

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At the Statue of Washington 159 

cultural College. He is now directing the new coarse of illustrated 
history lectures. The series is entitled: "The Story Behind the War: 
What It Is All About" The titles of the six lectures are as follows: 
"The Warring Countries and their Geography; The Growth of Ger- 
many and of German Ambitions; The French Republic and What It 
Stands For; The British Empire and What It Stands For; How the 
War Came About, and How It Developed; The American Democracy 
and the War." Each lecture is illustrated with from ten to twenty or 
more slides. The four volunteer lecturers are Professor J. N. Bowman, 
of the University of Washington; Professor Walter S. Davis, of the 
College of Puget Sound, Tacoma; Mr. S. E. Fleming, of the Franklin 
High School, Seattle, and Mr. O. B. Sperlin of the Stadium High 
School, Tacoma. General H. A. Greene, in chief command at Camp 
Lewis, has given his co-operation, which insures success for the plan 
so earnestly and carefully matured. 



At the Statue of Washington 

The Daughters of the American Revolution, under the lead of 
Rainier Chapter, of whose committee Mrs. Eliza Ferry Leary was 
chairman, the tenth annual celebration was held at the Lorado Taft 
Statue of Washington on the campus of the University of Washington 
on Washington's birthday. The principal address was delivered by 
General Hazard Stevens, son of the first Governor of Washington 
Territory, General Isaac I. Stevens. As usual, the exercises were 
participated in by the Sons of the American Revolution, the Boy Scouts, 
Cadets of the Reserve Officers Training Corps and the Band of the 
University of Washington. On account of the Nation being at war 
the exercises this year were given an international flavor by the pres- 
ence of consuls representing the friendly powers, each of whom brought 
a wreath in honor of America's national hero. The countries were 
represented as follows: 

Belgium, by Samuel Hill, Honorary Consul, and Joseph A. Her- 
togs, Vice Consul. 

Chile, by Luis A. Santandar, Consul, who also represented Vene- 
zuela as Honorary Consul. 

Denmark, by M. J. Lehman, Vice Consul. 

France, by Pierre D'Humilly de Chevilly, Vice Consul. 

Great Britain, by Bernard Pelly, Consul. 

Greece, by C. Liliopoulis, Consul. 

Norway, by T. H. Kolderup, Vice Consul. 

Peru, by J. M. Macedo, Consul. 



160 News Department 

Russia, by Mr. Kohanowski, representing Nicolas Bogoiavlensky, 
Consul General. 

Spain, by John Wesley Dolby, Vice Consul. 

Sweden, by Carl G. Benson, representing Andrew Chilberg, Vice 
Consul. 

The occasion was a memorable one fraught with a feeling of in- 
tense patriotism. The invocation was pronounced by Rev. J. O. Foster, 
Chaplain General of the Sons of the American Revolution, who had 
passed his eighty-fourth birthday. 



University Item Presented 

Hon. Cornelius H. Hanford has presented to the University of 
Washington a small cash book and stubs of checks drawn on Dexter 
Horton & Company by Charles H. Larrabee while Treasurer of the 
Board of Regents of the Territorial University of Washington, 1878- 
1879. The sums of money are relatively small, but the names of 
the pioneer men and firms who received them are of great interest. 
Most of them, like Henry L. Yesler, J. M. Colman, Crawford & 
Harrington, have been dead for many years. The record is an 
interesting chapter of the past.