The first lecture by Dr. John Fiske, in the series for the benefit of the Prospect Union, will be given at half past four this afternoon in the Fogg Art Lecture Room. Admission is by tickets only.
The lectures will all be illustrated with stereoptican views and the object of the course is to show the part which the effects of the western campaigns played in the Civil War. They begin with St. Louis and end with Grant's victory at Chattanooga in the fall of 1863. This afternoon Dr. Fiske will begin by calling attention to the importance of the work done by General Lyon and Francis Blair in Missouri in the early summer of '61, and will go on with the main out-lines of the Western story as far as Donelson.
The price of course tickets is five dollars and admission to single lectures is seventy-five cents.