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Reviews, Notes and Comments 497

Reviews, Notes and Comments       497

Dr. Mendenhall was educated in the public schools,

was one of the members of the first faculty of the Ohio

State University, was called to the Imperial University

of Japan where he occupied the chair of physics from

1878-1881; returned to Ohio State University where he

taught three years, after which he was successively pro-

fessor of the U. S. Signal Corps, President of Rose

Polytechnic Institute, Superintendent of the U. S. Coast

and Geodetic Survey and President of Worcester Poly-

technic Institute. From 1901-1912 he was in Europe.

Degress have been conferred upon him by a number of

colleges and universities in America and he has been

decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure of

Japan and honored with a gold medal from the National

Educational Society of Japan. He is at present a trustee

of the Ohio State University, where he celebrated his

eightieth birthday this month.  He is author of a

Century of Electricity. His home is in Ravenna, Ohio.





Rev. John J. Lutz, a native of Wayne County, Ohio

and later a citizen of Kansas, wrote for the Kansas

Historical Society an article on "Quantrill and the

Morgan Walker Tragedy" (Kansas Historical Collec-

tions, Vol. 8, pages 324-331) in which he says that

Richard J. Hinton is in error in regard to the participa-

tion of Barclay Coppoc in this affair. The three young

men who were killed through the perfidy of Quantrill

were Charles Ball, Chalkley T. Lipsey and Edwin S.

Morrison. Charles Ball was born in Salem, Ohio, in

the year 1837. He was first cousin of Edwin and Bar-

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