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George H. Pepper, Am. Museum Nat. History, New York.

Harlan I. Smith, Am. Museum Nat. History, New York.

Cecilie Seler, Berlin, Germany.

Hjalmar Stolpe, Stockholm, Sweden.

Luis A. Herrera, Uruguay.

Marshall H. Saville, New York.

Adelaf Breton, London, England.

C. T. Hartman, Stockholm, Sweden.

At the station, before departure, Mr. Saville made a neat little

speech in behalf of the guests, thanking their hosts for the pleasure

and profit of the day, and three cheers were given by each party in be-

half of the other. The guests proceeded, under the escort of President

Howard Ayres of the Cincinnati University, and Mr. C. L. Metz, the

distinguished Archaeologist of Madisonville, to Cincinnati, where they

were the guests of the Society of Natural History, and the Cincinnati

Museum of Archaeology.



Hon. Charles P. Griffin died at noon, of heart failure, at his resi-

dence on Collinwood Avenue, Toledo, December 18, 1902. Mr. Griffin

was born at Tipton, Lorain County, Feb-

ruary 3, 1842. He was brought up on the

farm, attending district school winters. He

taught school in Iowa in the spring of 1859,

and in Missouri in the fall and winter of

1859 and 60. He entered Oberlin College in

January, 1861, but his college course, like

that of many other patriotic boys, was

cut short by his enlistment in Company

C., 7th O. V. I., in April, 1861. Failing

health, however, prevented a long ser-

vice in the army, and he returned to

College, remaining there during the years

1862, '63 and '64, paying his expenses

by teaching school during the vacation

months. In 1864 he became one of the pro-

prietors of the Oberlin Business College;

established and took charge of a business

college at Hillsdale, Michigan, in 1866. In

1868, he removed to Toledo, where he engaged successfully in real es-

tate and insurance business. He was trustee of Hillsdale College from

1876 to 1886, and when the college buildings were rebuilt after their

destruction by fire, one of the largest was named in his honor "Griffin

Hall." Although retaining his residence in Toledo, his business head-

quarters were in New York from 1874 to 1879, and in Chicago from