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Coleman, C. C., abroad.

Lakeman, H. Augustus, 145 West 55th Street, Coman, Mrs. Charlotte B., 939 Eighth Avenue.

MacEwen, Walter, abroal. Cornoyer, Paul, 152 West 67th Street.

Manship, Paul, 27 Lexington Arenue, Cox, Louise, 130 East 67th Street,

Marsh, Fred Dans, New Rochelle, N.Y. Craig, Thomas B., Katherfoni, N.J.

Martiny, Philip. Crain, Ralph Adams, 13 Be: cn Street, Boston,

Melane, M. Gean, 5 East 9th Street, Crowolnshield, Frederick, abroad

Meakin, L. H., Art Academy, Cincinnati. Cushing, Howard Gardiner, 80 West 40th Street.

Mielatz, C.F. W., 429 West 160th Street. Dallin, Cyrus E., Arlington Heights, Mass.

Miller, Richard E., care of Mcbeth Galleries. Day, Francis, West Stockbridge, Mass.

Moschowitz, Paul, 31 Barclay Street, Day, Frank Miles, Philadelubia, Pa.

Nichols, Hobart, Bronxville, N. Y. De Haven, F., 257 West 86th Street.

Niemeyer, John Henry, New Haven, Ct. Drake, W. H., 30 East 630 Street.

Nettleton, Walter, Stockbridge, Mass. Dufner, Edward, 318 West 57th Street,

O'Donovan, W. R., 590 Eagle Avenue. Earle, L. C., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Olinsky, Ivan G., 21 West 67th Street. Faxon, Wm. Balley, 152 West 57th Street.

Olmsted, Frederick L., Brookline, Mass. Flagg, Charles Noel, Hariford, Ct.

Parshall, De Witt, Carnegie Hall. Flanagan, John, 1931 Broadway.

Peabody, Robert S., Boston, Mass. Foote, Will Howe, Old Lyme, Ct.

Pearson, Joseph T., 6139 Wayne Avenue, Germantown. Franzen, August, 929 Central Park South.

Peixotto, Ernest, 58 West sith Street. Frazer, James E., 3 Macdougal Alley.

Piccirilli, Attilio, 463 East 149d Street. Frazier, Kenneth, 80 West 40th Street.

l'oore, H. R., Orange, N. J. Freedinnder, J, H., 244 Fifth Avenue

Post, W. Merritt, West Morris, Ct. Fry, Sherry Edunundson, 147 Columbus Avenue.

Pratt, Bela L., Boston, Mass. Puller, Heury Brown, Windsor, Vt.

Prell witz, Edith Mitchell, Peconic, N. Y. Fuller, Lucia Fairchild, 30 East 57th Street,

Rice, William M.J., 15 West 67th Street. Gaugengig', I, M., Boston, Mass.

Rook, Edward F., Old Lyme, Ct. Gauley, Robert David, 939 Eighth Avenue.

Rosen, Chas., New Hope, Pa. Genth, Lillian M., 97 West 67th Street,

Rangius, Carl, 253 West 420 Street. Glackens, Wm. J., 99 Washington Square.

Ryder, Chauncey F., 94 West 59th Street. Granville-Smith, W., 96 Fifth Avenue.

Sartain, William, 130 West 57th Street. Green, Frank Russell, 14 West 19th Street,

Sewell, Ananda Brewster, Oyster Bay, L. I. Griffin, Walter, Paris, France.

Sewell, R. V.V., Oyster Bay, L. I. Grover, Oliver D., Chicago, Ill.

Sherwood, Rosina Emmet, 251 Lexington Avenue, Haggin, Ben Ali, 33 West 67th Street,

Shrady, Henry M., Elmsford, N. Y. Hardenbergh, H. J., 47 West 34th Street.

Speicher, Eagene, 253 West 49d Street, Hays, William J., Millbrook, N. Y.

spencer, Robert, Lambertville, N. J. Herter, Albert, 130 East 67th Street.

Sieele, P. C., Belmont, Ind. Hilla, Laura C., Boston, Mass.

Sterner, Albert, 24 Gramercy Park. Hoeber, Arthur, 96 Fifth Avenue.

Story, George U., 230 West 59th Street. Howard, John Galen, San Francisco, Cal.

Story, Julian. Hubbell, Henry S., I Lexington Avenue.

Tanner, Heory o., Philadelphia, Pa, Hyde, William H., 66 East 1st Street,

Trowbridge, S. B, P., 59: Fifth Avenue. 1.sen, Ernest L., 119 East 19th Street,

Turner, Helen M., 207 East 17th Street. Johansen, John C., 5 East 9th Street,

Vonnoh, Bessie Potter, 33 West 67th Street, Jongers, Alphonse, 40 West 59th Street.

Walcott, H. M., Rutherford, N. J. Keith, Dora Wheeler, 83 West 67th Street,

Walker, C. Howard, Boston, Maas. Kline, William Prir, 944 West 14th Street.

Warner, Everett L., 145 West 55th Street. La Farge, C. Grant, 25 Madison Square North.

Webb, J. Louis, 32 East 49d Street. Lawson, Ernest, 93 Macdougal Alley.

Wendt, Wm., Los Angeles, Cal. Lie, Jonas, 154 West 55th Street.

Whittemore, Wm. J., 318 West 57th Street, Longman, Evelyn, 11 East 14th Street.

Yates, Cullen, 939 Eighth Avenue. Loomis, Chester, Englewood, N.J.

Young, Chas. Morris, Jenkintown, Pa. Low, Mrs. Mary Fairchild, Bronxville, N. Y.

Young, Mahonri, 1931 Broadway.

COUNCIL, President, John W. Alexander; Vice-President, Herbert Adams; Corresponding Secretary, Harry W. Watrous; Recording Secretary, Charles C. Curran; Treasurer, Francis C. Jones; Wm. Rutherford Mead, Alex. T. Van Laer, Adolph A. Weiuman, Edwin H. Blashfeld, Kenyon Cox. William A. Coffin.

The addresses given in the list refer to the city of New York when uot otherwise specified. The National Academy was founded in 1826. The schools of the National Academy are open from the first Monday in October to the middle of May. Circulars containing rules and other details may be had on application at the Academy, corner Amsterdam Avenue and West 109th Street.

NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY, The National Sculpture Society, with headquarters at New York, was incorporated in 1896. It is composed of lay and sculptor members, and has for

its object the spreading of the knowledge of good sculpture, the fostering of the taste for ideal sculpture and its production, both for the household and museums; the promotion of the decoration of public and other buildings, squares, and parks with sculpture of a high class; the improvement of the quality of the sculptor's art as applied to industries, and the providing, from time to time, for exhibitions of sculpture and objects of industrial art in which sculpture enters The officers are as follows:

President-Karl Bitter. Vice-Presidents-Wm, A. Boring, Charles_Grafly. Secretary-Isidore Konti. Treasurer-I. Wyman Drummond: Class expiring May, 1914: Robert I. Aitken, Solon H. Borglum, Charles Keck, Isidore Konti, Edmund T. Quinn, Arnold W. Burnett. Class expiring May, 1915: Herbert Adams, Karl Bitter, A. Sterling Calder, L. Wyman Drummond, A. A. Weinman and Lloyd Warren. Class expiring May, 1916: Wm. A. Boring, Charles Grafly, John Flanagan, A. P. Proctor, John De Witt Warner, Mahonri Young.

ROYAL ACADEMY. President-Sir Edward John Poynter, Bart. Keeper and Librarian-A, C. Gow. Treasurer-Sir Aston Webb. Secretary-W.R. M. Lamb. Registrar-E. F. Dixon. Honorary Retired Academician: 1889, Sant, James, O. V.0.; 1878, Yeames, Wm. Frederick.

ROYAL ACADEMICIANS, 1914 Blomfield, Reginald. 1910 Forbes, Stanhope A.

1909 John, Sir Wm. Goscombe. 1911 Bramley, Frank.

1902 Frampton, Sir George J. 1912 La Thangue, Henry H. 1891 Brock, sir Thomas, K.C.B. 1891 Gow, Andrew C.

1898 Leader, Benj. Williams. 1903 Clausen, George. 1881 Grabam, Peter.

1876 Leslie, George Dunlop. 1910 Cope, Arthur Stockdale. 1910 Hacker, Arthur.

1898 Lucas, John Seymour, 1877 Davis, Henry Wm, Banks. 1910 Hemy, Charles N.

1905 Murray, David. 1891 Dicksee, Frank.

1897 Jackson, Sir

Thomas 1881 Ouless, Walter William. 1887 Fildes, Sir Luke.

Graham, Br.

1897 Sargent, Johmsinger.

ROYAL ACADEMICIANS-Continued. 1911 Parsons, Alfred.

1888 Thornycroft, Wm. Hamo. 1876 Poynter, Sir Edward John, 1909 Shannon, James J.

1895 Waterhouse, John Wm. Bart., K.C.V.0. 1911 Short, Sir Frank.

1903 Waterlow, Sir Ernest A. 1881 Rivière, Briton. 1911 Smythe, Lionel P.

1903 Webb, Sir Aston, K.C.V.O. 1895 Richmond, Sir Wm. Blake, 1906 Solomon. Solomon J. 1893 Woods, Henry. ICB K.C.B. 1887 Stone, Marcus.

1907 Wyllie, William Lionel ASSOCIATES.

Honorary Retired disuciale : North, John W.
Bell, R. Anning.
Fisher, Mark.

Newton, Ernest. Stokes, Adrian.
Brangwyn, Frank. George, Sir Ernest. Olsson, Julius.

storey, Geo. Adolphus, Brown, J. A. Arnesby. Henry, George

Orpen, William.

R.A.-Elect. Cameron, D. Y.

Hughes, Stanton H. Pegram, Henry A. Stott, Edward. Colton, William Robert, Jack, Richard.

Prior, Edward S.

Strang, William. Cowper, 1. Cadogan. Lavery, John.

Pomeroy, F. W.

Tuke, Henry S., R. A.. Drury, E. A, B., R. A.- Llewellyn, William. Shannon, Charles.

Elect.
Elect.
Lutyens, Edwin L. Sims, Charles,

Wood, F. Derwent. Farquharson, Joseph. MacKennal, Bertram.

ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS. PAINTERS Harrison, Thomas A. Stewart, Julius L.

Mercer, Henry C. Abbott, Elenore P. Haskell, Ernest.

Tanner, Henry 0.

Miller, Joseph Maxwell Adams, Charles P. Ives, Halsey C.

Thum, Patty Prather. Partridge, wmam o. Adolphe, Albert J. Johansen, M. J. M. Vall, Eugene.

Perry, Rowland H.
Ahrens, Ellen W.
Johnston, John H.
Walter, Martha.

Rhind, J. Massey,
Balley, Henry T.
Knight, Louis A.

Watrous, Harry W. Schonhardt, Henri. Baker, Martha S.

Lamb, Frederocl S. Webster, Herman A. Yandell, Enid. Barnes, Gertrude J. Lawson, E.

Wentworth, Mrs. Cecile Young. Mahonrl M. Bartlett, Fred E. Lie, Jonas.

D.
Baxter, Martha W. Marr, Carl.

Wheeler, Janet D.
Beatty, John.
McChesney, Clara T. Whittaker, John B.

ILLUSTRATORS. Beaumont, Lillan A. McKinstry, Grace E. Yeto, Genjire.

Betts, Anna Whelan. Beaux, Cecilla. Merritt, Mrs. Anna L.

Christy, Howard C. Bellows, George. Metcall, Willard L.

SCULPTORS. Corbett, Bertha L.
Bbbing, H. S.
Miller, Richard E. Allano, Vincenzo.

Fisher, Harrison.
Bogert. George H.
Moran, Edward.

Barnard, George G. Flagg.Jas. Montgomery.
Boggs, Frank M.
Mosler, Henry.

Barnhorn, Clement J. Gibson, Charles Dana. Bohm, Max. Need ham, Charles A. Bartlett, Paul W.

Green, Eliz. Shippen. Breckenridge, Hugo. Nicolls, Mrs. Rhoda H. Berge, Edward.

Guerin, Jules. Browne, Charles F. Norton, William E. Bissell, George E.

Keller, Arthur. Burgess, Ida J.

Parker, Lawton S. Borglum, John G. M. Leyendecker, Frank X. Carter, Charles M.

Perrine, Van Dearing. Bracken, Clio H. H. Leyendecker, Joseph C. Comin, William A.

Potthast, Edward H. Brenner, Victor D. Lowell, Orson.
Coman, Mrs. Charlotte. Redfield, Edward W. Bringhurst, Robert P. Morgan, Wallace.
Cooper, Emma L.

Robinson, Florence V. Brooks, Richard E. Newell, Peter.
Davies, Arthur B.
Rolshoven, Jullus.
Clews, Henry, Jr.

Pende!d, Edward.
Dawson, Arthur.
Roseland, Harry.
Dallin, Cyrus E.

Reuterdahl, Henry.
Dow, Arthur W.
Rosseau, Percival L. Donato, Gluseppe.

Smlth, Dan.
Eaton, Charles W.
Sartaln, Emily.
Ezekiel, Moses.

Smith, Jessie W.
Ertz, Edward F.
Sears, Taber.
Flanagan, John.

Stephens. Alice B.
Funk, Wilhelm H.
Shannon, James J. Harley. Charles R.

Wenzell, Albert B.
Gauley, Robert D.
Sloan, John.
Harvey, El.

Wilson, Rosa C. ON. Gay, Walter. Smith, Francis H. Elwell, Frank E.

Yohn, Frederick C. Hale, Philip Leslie. Sparhawk-Jones, Ellz. Fraser, James E.

Zogbaum, Rufus F. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS. The first seven members

of the American Academy of Arts and Letters were selected by the National Institute of Arts and Letters from its own body in 1904 by ballot. The seven were william Dean Howells, Augustus St. Gaudens, Edmund Clarence Stedman, John La Farge. Samuel L. Clemens, John Hay and Edward MacDowell. In order to beco ne eligible to the American Academy one must first be a member of the Vatlonal Instltute of Arts and Letters. This society was organized at a meeting of the American Social Science Association in 1998. The qualification for membership is stated in the Constitution. "It shall be notable achievement in art, music or literature." The number in the Institute is limited to 250, and the election is by ballot.

The American Academy of Arts and Letters numbers ofty members, and the officers are willam Dean Howells, President; William Milligan Sloane, Chancellor; Robert Underwood Johnson, 327 Lexington Ave.. New York City, Permanent Secretary.

The following are the present members of the Academy. there belng two vacancies:
William Dean Howells
William Crary Brownell

Abbott Handerson Thayer
Henry James
Basil Lanncau Gildersleeve

John Muir
Henry Adams
Woodrow Wilson

Charles Francis Adams
Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury Arthur Twining Hadley

Henry Mills Alden
Theodore Roosevelt
Henry Cabot Lodge

George de Forest Brush
John Singer Sargent
Francis Horkinson Smith

William Rutherford Mead
Alfred Thaver Mahan
Edwin Howland Blasheld

John W. Alexander
Daniel Chester French
Wulam Merritt Chase

Blles Perry
John Burro'ichs
Thomas Hastings

Abbott Lawrence Lowell
James Ford Rhodes
Hamilton Wright Mabie

James Whitcomb Ruey Horatio William Parker Brander Matthews

Nicholas Murray Butler Willian Milligan Sloane Thomas Nelson Page

Paul Wayland Bartlett
Robert Underwood Johnson
Elhu Vedder

Owen Wister
George Washington Cable
George Edward Woodberry

Herbert Adams
Andrew Dickson White
Kenyon Cox

Augustus Thomas
Henry van Dyke
George Whitefield Chadwick

Timothy Cole
ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION.
The State of New York granted a charter to the Rockefeller Foundation in 1913. The exact
amount of money to be donated was not staled. The incorporators are John D. Rockefeller, John
D. Rockefeller. Jr. Frederick T. Gates, Harry Pratt Judson, Simon Flexner, Starr J. Murphy, Jerome
D. Greene, Wickliffe Rose, and Charles 0. Heydt. The officers are: President -John D. Rocke
feller, Jr. Secretary--Jerome D. Greene. Treasurer---L. G. Myers. Assistani-Treasurer-Harry
T. Fish. Members of the executive committee are: John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Jerome D. Greene.
Simon Flexner, Starr J. Murphy, Charles O. Heydt. Headquarters, 26 Broadway, New York City

ART PROGRESS IN THE UNITED STATES.

BY HENRY TYRRELL. In the fpe arts representation at the Panama-Pacinc International Exposition, San Francisco, February 20 to December 4, 1915, is realized the fruition of that practical and Nation-wide artistic revival which, notably stimulated by the Intervening World's Fairs of Chicago and St. Louis, may be said to date specifically from the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia in 1876. Whatever the effect of European war upon art affairs in general, and upon art's commercial relations in particular, It cannot be doubted that native art as well as native industry is in a way to reap material, permanent benefit. A large share of the $200,000,000 annually spent by American tourists in Europe in former years will now and its way to the Pacific coast; and hundreds of American artists who hitherto have studied, produced, exhibited and sold their works abroad will turn their energies homeward. The activities of the artists, together with the interests of dealers and the attention of the entire art-loving public, naturally converge in the unprecedented show at San Francisco. Evidence of this tendency is shown, for instance, in, the announcement by the Fine Arts Committee of the Carnegie Institute at Pittsburgh that the customary international exhibition will not be held there this Spring -- A wise and patriotic course decided upon "in view of the fact that the Government will present an International exhibition of paintings at the Panamna-Pacic Exposition."

The aggregation of vast exhibition palaces, courts, esplanades, and fountains covering the 635 acres of the reservation grounds beside the Golden Gate, where will be accommodated approximately 60,000 exhibitors representing between thirty and forty foreign nations in addition to our own states and Territories, forms in itself an architectural display of comprehensive variety and Imposing magnificence. The main structures are of Roman travertine, with roofs of Pompeian red, domes of copper green, and portals whose columns are integral castings of red sien na and Numidian marble imitation, or verde antique and bronze, enhanced by rich Italian blue and gold. Practically every American sculptor of note, besides scores of lesser artisans, have been employed for two years on the colossal groups, friezes, triumphal arches, façades, and decorations innumerable. Among the eminent mural painters covering wall spaces in the main halls are Edward Simmons, Frank du Mond, William L. Dodge, Robert Reid, Jules Guerin, Childe Hassam, and Frank Brangwyn.

The exposition's Department of the Graphic and Plastlo Arts, under the chief direction of John E. D. Trask, is international in scope. Its period is, in the main, contemporary. The United States section will occupy more than hali of the entire exhibit space in the Palace of Fine Arts; and the plans of the management-aided by advisory committees of artists covering every section of this country as well as Great Britain, under the chalrmanships of John S. Sargent. John W. Alexander, Edmund C. Tarbell, Walter McEwen, Edward W. Redfield, Frank Duveneck, Paul W. Bartlett, and Eugen Neuhaus-give assurance that the showing of contemporaneous works by American artists will be the climax of the whole exhibition. In order that no ground may be left for the error of supposing that American art of to-day is without ancestry, there will be a chronological historical showing of American painting and sculpture covering the period from Colonial and Revolutionary times down to the years just prereding our own. And as this line of descent in our country has been swayed by the influence of foreign schools, the latter will be represented by comprehensive loan collections covering past periods of European art in addition to the works of to-day shown in the regular foreign sections of the exposition. These loan collections, besides illustrating the rain induences irom abroad upon the fine arts in America, will at the same time serve to indicate the vast wealth and comprehensiveness of public and private collections in the United States. Altogether, including the aforementioned historical and loan collections, there will be about 2,000 paintings in the United States section alone. of pictures in all other media than oll, including prints, there will be perhaps 2,000 more. In addition to these, at least 1,000 works in sculpture will be shown. Not alone Europe and North America, but also South America and Asia will be summarized in their present-day activities.. Wherever the strictly contemporaneous character of these exhibits is departe

1 from it will be at the expense of possible participation in the competition for the awards to be bestowe by the International jury. No work produced prior to the year 1904 will be eligible for honors. It is possible, however, that the expenditure of the guarantee fund of $500,000 for the purchase of pictures to remain permanently in California may be less restricted in its range.

The Metropolitan Museum of New York City has at the present moment installed and on publlc view (without taking into account the Morgan collection, which remains as an indefinite loan) three recent gilts of exceptional marnitude, any one of which might sumce to give it distinction among the world's greatest treas'ıre houses of art. These are (1) the Benjamin Altman collection of paintings and objects of art, bequeathed to the museum in 1913 and opened to the public last November in temporarily arranged galleries, formerly occupied by the Crosby Brown collection of musical instruments, pending completion of the new south wing which is in course of construction for their accommodation, The Altman paintings, as well as porcelains and bronzes, being of exceptional quality and distinction, the collection is to be kept an inviolable unit. Its money value is conservatively estimated at $15,000,000. It Includes world-famous examples of Titian, Giorgione, Mantezna, Velasquez, Botticelli, Holbein, Memlin, Frans Hals, Vermeer of Dellt, and no less than thirteen Rembrandts. (2) The William Henry Rigag collection of arms and armor, also donated in 1913, and announced as ready for exhibition as TaE WORLD ALMANAC for 1915 goes to press. Representing the life work of a wealthy and enthusiastic connoisse'ır, who entered this field over halli a century ago when sources of acquisition of choice historical pieces of armor now closed forever were still available, the Riggs collection embraces a total of perhans 2,500 objects, many of them unique and priceless -an assemblage of storied arms and armor that is admittedly without rival among the world's private collections. (3) The collection of Chinese and Japanese paintings which belonged to the late Charles Stewart Smith, now presented by his family to the museum, of which he was long a trustee. These rare and beautiful paintings, the fruits of expert selection in the Orient, number about sixty, all bearing important attributions. In addition there are 338 drawings by Japanese masters, including over 200 by Hokusal.

Development of the relation of art museums to the public schools is producing significant results. More than ity of the six huntret important public museums in the United States are art museums. Practically all of these are actively engaged with work in the schools. In addition to this, a large majority of the public libraries have picture collections and loan exhibitions. The School Art League of New York City provides art instruction to 50,000 pupils in twenty-five schools. During the Summer of 1914 the Metropolitan Museum lent seventy-eight paintings to the Municipal Art Gallery of the Washington Irving High School: and this is the beginning of a movement for the establishment of branch museums in school buildings throughout the greater city.

Regarding commercial values as affected by the passing of older art buyers like Messrs. Morgan. Altman and Hearn, it is likely that, under normal conditions, readjustment rather than a general drop will result. the Morgan collections be sold, a possible 50 per cent. depreciation in value of antiques might be compensated by objects and pictures from the 18th century to date retaining or augmenting thelr prices.

ACTORS' FUND OF AMERICA. Presintent-Daniel Frohman. First Vice-President-Joseph R. Grismer. Second Vice-PresidentF. F. Mackay. Treasurer-William Harris. Secretary-E. D. Miner. Assistant Secretary-W.C. Austin.

The Actors' Fund was established in 1882 to provide assistance for disabled and needy members of the theatrical profession, and burial for such as leave no means therefor. The Actors' Fund Home, West New Brighton, Staten Islaud, ander the direction of the Actors' Fund of America, was opened May 10, 1902. This is a home for aged and needy actors and actresses. There are 31 honorary members and 417 life members. Office, 1476 Broadway, New York City.

THE DRAMA SOCIETY. It is an organization of art-loving playgoers on a basis that secures to regular members of the society the best seats, for the best productions only, at the box-omce price. There are no dues. &cd no initiation fees. The only condition imposed is that the members yearly attend ten productions found worthy of the intelligent playgoer, within the Arst month of the run. By insuring that intelligent plays receive immediate attendance and financial support, the society hopes to encourage the better forms of dramatic art.

President Mrs. E. R. Hewitt, New York City. Secretary-John Corbin, 131 Fast Fifteenth Street, New York City. Treasurer-Thomas W. Lamont, 23 Wall Street, New York City. Eies wide Committee Mrs. August Belmont, Mrs. George G. Haven, Jr., Mrs. Philip Lydig. Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt, Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, Mrs. Egerton L. Winthrop, Jr., Mr. Walter P. Eaton, Mr. Robert P. Perkins and Dr. Percy R. Turnure.

THE ALFRED B. NOBEL PRIZES. The Swedish scientist, Alfred B. Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, died in 1896, beqneathing his fortune, estimated at $9,000,000, to the founding of a fund, the interest of which should yearly be distributed to those who had mostly contributed to "the good of humanity." The interest is divided in tive equal shares, given away. ** One to the person who in the domain of physics has made the most important discovery or invention, one to the person who has male the most important chemical dis. covery or invention, one to the person who has made the most important discovery in the domain of medicine or physiology, one to the person who in literature has provided the most excellent work of an idealistic tendency, and one to the person who has worked most or best for the frateruization of dations, and the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the calling in and propagating of peace congresses."

The prizes for physics and chemistry are awarded by the Swedish Academy of Science, that for physiological or medical work by the Caroline Justitute (the faculty of medicine in Stockholm), that for literature by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, and the peace prize is awarded by a committee of five persons, elected by the Norwegian Storting.

In accoroance with these statutes ihe awarders of the prizes (the four above named institutions) elect fifteen deputies for two consecutive years, the Acadeniy of Science electing six, and the other prize awarders three each. These depnties elect for two consecusive years four menibers of the Board of Directors of the Nobel Instiute, which board, exclusively consisting of Swedes, must reside in stock holm. A difth member, the President of the board, is nominated by the Government. The Board of Directors has in its care the funds of the iustitution, and hands yearly over to the awardersof the prizes the amount to be given away. The vauue of each prize is on an average $40,000. The distribution of the prize's takes place every year on December 10, the anniversary of Mr. Nobel's death. Fuilinfor mation can be obtained from “ Nobelstiftelsens styrelse”' (The Board of Directors of the Nobel Institute), Stockholm, Sweden.

Prizes for 1914 had not been awarded at time ALMANAC was printed. For list of awards prior to 1914, see 1914 ALMANAC.

It was officially announced in London on December 9, 1914, that the Parliamentary Nobel Committee had resolved not to sit in the current year for the distribution of the peace prize.

THE COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS. Be u enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Core gress assembled. That a permanent Commission o Fine Arts is hereby created to be composed of seven well-quallbed judges of the une arts, who shall be appointed by the President, and shall serve for a period of four years each, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The President shall have authority to fill all vacancies. It shall be the duty of such commission to advise upon the location of statues, fountains, and monuments in the public squares, streets, and parks in the District of Columbia, and upon the selection of models for statues, fountains, and monuments erected under the authority of the United States and upon the selection of artists for the execution of the same. It shall be the duty of the oicers charged by law to determine such questions in each case to call for such advice. The foregoing provisions of this act shall not apply to the Capitol building of the United States and the building of the Library of Congress. The commission shal also advise generally upon questions of art when required to do so by the President, or by any committee of either House of Congress.

sec. 2. That to meet the expenses made necessary by this act an expenditure of not exceeding ten thousand dollars a year is hereby authorized. Approved. May 17, 1910.

Headquarters, 1729 New York Avenue N. W., Washington, D. C.

Chairman-Daniei c. French, New York City; 'Vice-Chairman-Frederick Law Olmsted, Brooke line, Mass.: Thomas Hastings. New York City Cass Gilbert, New York City, Charles Moore Detroit, Mich.: Edwin H. Blashfeld, New York City: Pelrce Anderson, Chicago, I.; Secrelart and Executive Oficer-Col. Wm. W. Harts, U. S. A.

AMERICAN SCHOOL PEACE LEAGUE. Organized in 1908 to promote throngh the schools and the educational public of America the interests of international justice and fraternity Membership: All teachers in the schools of the country; students in secondary schools; normal schools, and colleges; persons otherwise enlisted in the general work of education may become members, without the payment of dues, by signifying their devotion to the purpose of the league.

Prexiden! Randall J. Condon, Cincinnati, Ohio. Secretary-Mrs. Fannie Fern Andrews, 465 Marlborough Street, Boston, Mass. Treasurer-Miss Gertrude W. Lyudon (temporary), Town Hall, Brookline, Mass.

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