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January, 1885. 

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Vol. X. JANUARY, 1886. No. I. 

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By Edward Jewitt Wheeler (X). 

Author of "Stori<» in Rhyme for Holiday Time/' etc. 
[Written for the Sixtieth Annual Convention, held in Washington, D. C, Oct. 8, 1884.] 

For Blaine or for Cleveland, for St. John or Ben, 
Who cares for your ticket? Not I. 

Whatever our party, whoever our men, 
We are all for Chi Phi. 

Let surges political roll as they will ; 

Let variant cheers crack the sky, 
Or shatter the dome of the Capitol, — still 

We are all for Chi Phi. 

The Tariff may stand, or the Tariff may fall ; 

Who cares for to-night what they do ? 
Anti-Tariff or pro-, we arc each, we are all, 

For the Scarlet and Blue. 

Their banners may flutter as high as you please^ 

But, let tliem be many or few. 
High over them all, as they toss to the breeze. 

Is the Scarlet and Blue. 

For high as the highest of banners may ride. 

Above is the blue of the sky ; 
And the scarlet sunset in the soft eventide 

Plainly hints of Chi Phi. 


The maiden who bUishes or ever she speaks, 
With a droop of her eyes, and a sigh, 

Our colors displays in the bright scarlet cheeks 
And the melting blue eye. 

The maiden, I say ! Ah! in those college days 
There was only one maiden, you know. 

How many soever may flush to our praise 
As the years come and go. 

You remember that Orient tale that we heard 
When our breeches came just to the knee. 
' Of the cave that would open to no other word 
Than the word — Sesame. 

But whisper that word, and the big sullen door 

With welcoming clamor flew wide, 
Inviting you in, and exposing the store 

Of riches inside. 

There's a Temple of Memory that I know well, 

Whose doors will re-echoing fly 
Wide open for me, but to no other spell 

Than the words — Chi Phi. 

The wealth, oh, the glittering wealth that the Past 
In profusion has heaped on the floor, — 

Affection's pure gold, that is certain to last 
When time is no more. 

Look round on the walls ! There are portraits up there 

No artist need hope to excel. 
The brows are unfurrowed by envy or care, 

The bright eyes laugh well, — 

Eyes steady with faith in the true and the right, 
Eyes flashing with scorn for the low. 

God grant, till there falleth the eternal night, 
They may ever flash so ! 

So Cleveland or Blaine, Belva Lockwood or Ben, — 

Who cares for your ticket } Not I. 
Whatever our party, whoever our men, 

We are all for Chi Phi. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1884. 



[Oration written for the Sixtieth Annual Convention of the Chi Phi Fraternity by Luther M. 
Tine (Z), Scranton, Pa.] 

Once again leaving behind us the cares and duties of active life, or 
hurrying from the text-book and the class-room, have we come to join 
hands in fraternal greeting beneath the banners of the scarlet and the 
blue. Once again we come to gaze with increased pride upon the record 
of the past, and to gain inspiration for the future ; to congratulate each 
other upon labor done, and to awaken anew that enthusiasm which bids 
us give our best efforts to the advancement of the interests of Chi Phi. 
Advancement and progress throughout the ages have been the result of 
principles emanating from centres of thought and activity. As in the 
first developments of society, social order was evolved from strife and 
confusion by the efforts of a few earnest men, who stood in advance of 
the civilization of the age ; so does each successive upward step in culture 
mark the influence exerted over the many by the superior intellect of the 
few. When civilization and learning were buried beneath the gloom of 
the dark ages, it was in the retirement of the cloister and in the den of 
the student that those mighty forces were gathered together and conserved 
which eventually burst the shackles of the mind, and dispelled the super- 
incumbent gloom by the rays of truth and the wondrous alchemy of 
thought. Emanating from humble sources, these principles of modern 
enlightenment reached out through every rank of society, ever widening 
their influence, until universal activity had taken the place of the mental 
torpor of the past. In the numerous crises that mark the pathway of his- 
tory, we see the destinies of nations and of the world bound up in the 
lives of individuals, whose actions have marked them as the representa- 
tive men of the respective ages their talents adorned. And now, perhaps 
more than ever before, when mankind is raised upon a plane of action 
which dominates the past, does the strength of individual effort throb 
through and animate the stupendous whole. In this idea rests the true 
end and aim of the college fraternity — the binding of men and talent 
together, so that in their unity they may become a factor in our national 


life. Men are beginning to recognize the fact that in proper social culture 
we are to find the true antidote for the greatest evils that threaten repub- 
lics — social disintegration and dissolution. The past has forced the 
recognition of this fact upon us. Viewing the progress of mankind from 
the standpoint of the present, there is, perhaps, nothing which strikes the 
inquiring mind more forcibly than the universality of change. 

Time ever moves with a tireless, onward-tending tread. The past 
is the tomb of the ages; the present, a fleeting moment; the future, an 
unknown realm of hopes and fears, soon, in its turn, to be trodden under 
foot by the remorseless destroyer. We anticipate events, and almost 
ere they come to pass forget them. Nations rise and fiill ; individuals 
are born and die ; and we give to the wrecks of nationalities and the 
graves of men scarcely a passing notice. And yet it is equally true that 
much remains untouched by the finger of decay ; that the shades of the 
mighty past dwell with us in the living present. All things earthly are 
mutable ; and yet there is nothing that does not in its departure leave 
behind it some trace of its existence. A human life — what is it ? But a 
single note in that vast paian of humanity that swells throughout the 
ages ; and yet that single note dropped out would mar the matchless 
harmony that marks the whole, as a forgotten chord destroys the melody 
of some familiar song. So, in a greater degree, with nations and peoples : 
they cannot be forgotten, but, shaking from their forms the dust of their 
own decay, rise in the strength of their departed grandeur to exert an 
influence over later times. Rome is buried beneath the ruins of her own 
greatness, — a greatness which overshadowed the world ; but the ruins that 
are her tomb breathe forth a wordless eloquence which re-creates that 
which time has destroyed. In that voice coming to us from the Past, 
fraught with the tale of the ennobling virtues and illustrious deeds which 
were her strength, the pride and arrogance which marked her weakness, 
and the vice and corruption which caused her downfall, Rome lives 
again. The intervening ages are swept away, and we see her enthroned 
upon her seven hills in all the grandeur of imperial power, swaying her 
sceptre of strength over a world which has bowed in enforced submission 
before the invincible potency of her arms. 

But while we strive to emulate her greatness, the past pleads with us 
to avoid her errors, breathing in our ear the warning, Rome fell, in conse- 
quence of the secret yet sure and deadly workings of internal corruption, 


and not because of the more open attacks of her invaders. It is in the 
light of this warning that the solution of the social problems confronting 
us as a nation, becomes strangely significant. While our excellent sys- 
tem of education is doing much to elevate the moral and intellectual tone 
of our national life, we should not forget that the attainment of its high 
aims depends largely upon the unity of purpose, the fellowship of thought 
and feeling, which should animate us as a people. It is with a full appre- 
ciation of this truth and of the responsibilities it implies, that we would 
point it out as the ultimate aim, the animating purpose, of the college fra- 
ternity. Exerting an influence upon young men at the most susceptible 
period of their lives, when their minds are undergoing a formation pro- 
cess in the halls of learning, it brings them within the radius of the fra- 
ternity life, wakes the holiest sentiment that thrills the human soul — 
manly sympathy for brother man — and binds them together with the 
sacred bonds of friendship. The poet Shelley never penned a grander 
thought than when he put in the mouth of a spirit of the air that hastens 
to comfort the bound and tortured Prometheus, the words : 

" I alit 
On a great ship, )i|;htning split. 
And speeded hither on the sigh 
Of one who gave an enemy 
His plank, then phtngcd aside to die ! " 

Towards this high ideal of which the poet dreamed, the precepts of our 
Order bid us strive. It is a height to which we can never hope to attain, 
and yet in toiling toward it our feet shall tread in higher places, and our 
lives be more nobly spent, than if we lingered in the lower spheres, of 
being content to live but for ourselves — to die — and be forgotten ! It is 
erroneous to suppose that the fraternity spirit has its workings circumscribed 
by the limits of the fraternity itself; it is there that the lessons of brotherly 
kindness, friendship and fellow-feeling arc taught, but the world is the 
field of their activity. In other words, it is one of the centres from which 
emanate those high principles which have as their aim the social eleva- 
tion of man. 

Among the fraternities which go to make up the so-called Greek 
world, there is none that occupies a higher place, none that can point to 
her record with greater pride, than that to which wc have sworn allegiance. 
Amid the struggles which marked her birth, and through the years of 


prosperity that have followed, she has been striving with untiring devo- 
tion to fulfill that destiny which was marked out for her by her founders ; 
and to-day she boasts an escutcheon crossed by no bar, and we fail to 
recall the memory of a single stain upon her name. In all the various 
walks of life her representatives are to be found. Some there are, the 
whitened locks upon whose brows record the flight of the busy, hurrj'ing 
years ; others, just entering upon the battle plane of existence, have all 
their lives before them — all their laurels to win ; and yet others, quaffing 
the sweet wine of existence from the rosc-wrcathed chalice that is held to 
their lips in the sunny hours of youth, arc but girding their loins for the 
conflict upon which they soon must enter ; but all arc imbued with rever- 
ence for the altars of Chi Phi, and with a changeless devotion to her 
cause. With every passing year is our strength increasing ; year after 
year are our brethren leaving the halls of learning for the fields of life. 
At each succeeding convocation of our representatives have we been 
enabled to look with increased pride upon the progress of the Fraternity 
during the year that had passed. And to-day wc glance proudly at the 
record of the past ; it is with feelings of extreme elation that we see her 
star beaming more brightly than ever in the cloudless heaven of the 
present ; it is with glad hearts that we greet each other with the hand- 
clasp of brotherhood. And yet even at this glad reunion there is an 
unseen hand that touches other chords in the lyre of thought — chords that 
hallow our joy with tones of sadness. During the year that has passed 
since last we met, some of those we have clasped by the hand and greeted 
by the name of brother, grown weary of the toils of earth, have laid aside 
the habiliments of mortality, and have sought their rest. But \\hilc our 
hearts are filled with sadness at the thought of our dead brethren, their 
memory should nerve us to greater efforts in behalf of the interests they 
loved. The dead consecrate the past — we should consecrate ourselves 
to the future. Each one should take up his share of the burden ; and, 
recognizing the responsibilities resting upon him personally, endeavor to 
perform the duties allotted to him in the best possible manner. There 
can be nothing passive in friendship. Activity is the soul of fraterniza- 
tion. Bulwer puts this thought tersely when he asks, '* What's the differ- 
ence between the enemy who does not injure, and the friend who does 
not serve ? " It is in the performance of labor that repose is to be found. 
The realm of nature, ever active in accordance with the laws that govern 
it, breathes this truth to those who watch her workings. The poets use 


the stars as an image of rest and peace ; and why are they so ? Simply 
because from age to age they move onward in their appointed orbits, in 
strict obedience to the power which bids them circle round the central 
sun. Let one of those brilliant orbs pause but for a single instant in its 
flight, and all would be confusion and discord among the spheres. And 
so with mankind. Were each one of us to go on in the performance of 
his appointed work, life would be a period of peace and quietude, undis- 
turbed by the strife and confusion that now mar its happiness. It is 
humanity alone that of all this vast creation calls down upon itself the 
curse of continual interest ; and our ears are still oppressed with the story 
of man's inhumanity to man. It was a bitter truth that Shelley expressed 
when he described the abode of the departed as being 

" Peopled with thick shapes of human death, 
All horrible, and wrought by human hands, 
And some appeared the work of human hearts. 
For men wnre slowly killed by frowns and smiles I " 

Let us hope, then, that among us there may be a harmony of thought 
and feeling that shall consecrate and hallow the vows of friendship we 
have taken ; let us hope that from the altars of our Order each heart has 
caught the sacred flame of brotherly love ; and if our hopes be fulfilled — 
as God grant they may — our lives shall flow along to the gladsome music 
that rises softly from the lyre of the soul at the touch of the peace-angel's 
unseen fingers. And in our relations with the world around us we shall 
exert an influence over men that shall lift from many a heart its burden 
of pain, and give to many a life an impulse which will urge it on to the 
accomplishment of the purposes for which it was created. And thus, 
brilliant as our past has been, we shall open up for our Fraternity a future 
which shall shed a far brighter lustre on her name. Let us labor earnestly, 
let us direct our energies aright, and that future is assured ; and our 
labors shall find an ample reward as their golden fruitage is gathered 
year by year and laid before the shrine of our Order, the free-will offering 
of her loyal sons ! 



'• On to Washington " was the watchword in the ranks of Chi Phi last 
October, and right heartily the command was obeyed. Down from New 
York and Baltimore, eastward from Pennsylvania, and up from Old 
Virginia, they came ; and when the morning of the 8th arrived, it saw 
the old scarlet and blue fluttering about the corridors of the Arlington 
Hotel from fourscore happy breasts. To an outsider it was a strange 
spectacle to see gray hairs, middle age, and beardless youth mingling 
together, to see them clasping hands in a mysterious manner with 
shouts of recognition ; but to the old veterans, the heroes of a score of 
conventions, it only recalled many such prior scenes, and added one 
more link to that inner chain of fraternity memory. The new men were 
speedily made acquainted with the others ; and right heartily did they 
strike hands with the old *' pillars," whose names had been heard many 
times, but whose faces never seen. Many of them were to be met. 
Stockbridge was there, Meyer was there, and "Sixer's" form loomed up 
serenely; Zweizig was there, and so was "Pap" Kelly, and "Dad" 
Coburn, Arthur Powell, and Heller, and so on the list might be con- 
tinued. Everywhere the colors appeared, and the wearers needed no 
introduction to one another. With so many acquaintances to make and 
so many incidents to relate, the convening of the first session was a 
difficult matter, but at 1 1 A. M. the credentials were being presented, 
thus giving an opportunity to see "who was who." 

For two days the convention sat, the work being carried on in a 
prompt and satisfactory manner. Considering the grave character of 
the business transacted, all must be congratulated upon the spirit of 
brotherly love and harmony which characterized the entire proceedings. 
The most arduous task, consideration of report of Committee on Consti- 
tution and By-Laws, was postponed, by request of the committee, until 
the next convention. At 4 P. M., October 9, the Grand Lecture was 
delivered, the gavel fell, and the Washington Convention was over. 

It was with feelings of regret that the brothers left the pleasant room, 
which had brought them so close together during these two days. Fol- 


lowing the adjournment, the men enjoyed themselves at will until the 
banquet hour. Some took carriages and saw the many sights, whilst 
others preferred conversation and a mutual interchange of the ways in 
which the minor affairs of the chapters are managed. 

At ten o'clock the doors were opened and the banquet hall was 
promptly filled. The menu, which followed, showed the wisdom of the 
Committee of Arrangements in selecting the Arlington. Being seated at 
the long table, with the grand officers at the annex, an opportunity was 
given to see how the " boys ** were disporting themselves. Away up at 
that end was " Dad" Kelly, of Lambda, with "Sixer," of Zeta, on one 
hand, and "Disciple" Wilson, of old Upsilon, on the other. Farther 
down the Theta boys, with Horback near by, were exchanging sallies 
with the Zeta crowd on the opposite side of the table. The Zeta, " Kid," 
added his share. Farther on were the Psi boys in goodly number, and 
Learned and Hart of Delta. Gilmer, of Epsilon, was doing his utmost 
to drown the noise of " Old King Cole " and the Alpha delegation. The 
Rho boys were there, and beyond them Beta's contribution. Mu was 
there in full force, while Krug did the honors for Nu. Omicron, Kappa 
and Phi, were well represented. Nor must "Old North Carolina" be 
forgotten ; nor yet Mayfield, Fox, Berry, and Hyatt. 

After the eatables and the autograph fiends had been demolished, 
the commanding form of the presiding officer arose, and the hilarity 
began. The neatly printed programmes read as follows : 

Oration — L. M. Fine. 
Poem — E. J. Wheeler. 


Chi Phi— C. H. Davis. 
Music — Gloria Fraternitate. 
Our Colors — E. E. Sparks. 
Our Dead — (In silence.) 
Our Alumni— S. P. Kelly. 
Music — Gather, Brothers. 
The Ladies — R. A. Learned. 
Music — Farewell, Brothers. 

The oration fully aroused the hearers, and the poem fairly set them 
wild. The large dining-hall rang again with shouts of enthusiasm. 


This gave zest to the toasts, and right well did the spealcere acquit 
themselves, and right well were they applauded. The response of 
Brother Kelly was especially happy, and showed that time cannot elTace 
fraternity memory. Brother Wilson, of Hobart's patrician blood, stirred 
his audience with recollections of the daj's of yore. Then, as the last 
song rang out, subdued, because it meant parting, the " grand circle" 
was formed, and the banquet was a thing of the past. Yet, long after, 
the corridors were fdled with men cxclianging farewells with these 
acquaintances of a few hours, but brothers for life, recalling ihc pleasant 
times passed in one another's company, and expressing hopes (hat this 
meeting might be repeated many times. 

Jusi as the dim light of early morning was outlining the broad 
avenues of the Capitol City, the brodiers emerged from the hotel and 
scattered to their abiding-places, all firmly resolved to be seated at the 
banquet board of the New York Convention. 

MtOKlAL ^^MKfM^Nf . 

With this issue the editorial pen passes from the hand of the pol- 
ished Greek who has wielded it so well into the untrained grasp of a 
Western neophyte. The experiment of the Quarterly so far from its 
native heath will be anxiously watched. We shall make no promises of 
what we intend to do — we will tell you better in a year. 

If you expect to visit New Orleans during the Exposition, read the 
official notice on the last page. 

The absence of a report from Phi chapter is owing to a mistake 
mutually shared by the Zeta and the editor. No blame must be attached 
to the former. 

The printed minutes of the last convention were duly distributed, 
but a number of copies still remain. One of these may be secured by 
addressing the editor of the Quarterly. Since the expense bill has 
already been audited, please enclose twenty-five cents for expressage. 

One of the most sensible actions of the last convention was in 
changing the time of holding conventions to November. By this change, 
the unpleasant effects of the heat, both in traveling and visiting, are 
avoided, and the colleges will have been open long enough to secure a 
good representation without disadvantage to the delegates. The October 
number of the Quarterly can furnish all necessary information in regard 
to transportation and hotels, including names of delegates. The year of 
editorship of the Quarterly will have expired, and a new regime can 
begin with the beginning of the volume and the convention number. 
Any such misfortune as befell the publication at the last session would be 
impossible under the new time of assembling. New York City was 
chosen for its central location and superior accommodations for enter- 
taining the next convention. Owing to the important work awaiting the 
fraternity at that time, it was deemed best to select a location which 
would bring together the largest number. Following next year, the West 
may advantageously present its claims for a convention. 


The most unsatisfactory report rendered at the convention was that 
in which the number of alumni subscribers to the Quarterly was stated. 
To have witnessed the enthusiasm of the Albany Convention, to have 
seen the prosperous condition of the fraternity during the year, to think 
of the number of alumni we have, and then to see the paltry list of sub- 
scribers. It was marvelous that the last editor was able to accomplish 
anything. Circulars arc promptly pigeon-holed, personal letters occa- 
sionally elicit a sympathetic reply, and semi-occasionally a dollar ; and 
yet, if the magazine deteriorates, there is an immediate cry of mis- 
management, and a demand for a new editor. One great resource for 
an improvement is found in a few energetic alumni, who constitute them- 
selves collecting agencies whenever they meet a brother. Only the per- 
plexed editor can feel a proper gratefulness toward these few faithful ones 
who have performed this elected duty from year to year. Verily, they 
shall have their reward. This number of the Quarterly will be sown 
broadcast, and then we shall test "what shall the harvest be." 

In looking over the proceedings, one who was not present at the 
convention might think no important work was done. He will find no 
long protracted struggles, no marks of warring factions, no change of 
foundation principles, no experiments in newly invented governments ; 
yet, if he read between the lines, he will discover the vital workings of a 
well-organized body. He will find all the necessary emergencies, which 
naturally arise in the course of a year, to have been satisfactorily 
arranged. He will see reports which display the exact condition of the 
body at large, even to the most minute ramifications. It does not take 
great irruptions to show the activity of a body. It does not need an 
accident bordering on total dissolution to prove vitality. A lady com- 
plained to Jackson that Congress was absolutely not doing anything. 
"Well," said he, bluntly, "go home, and thank God that it is not." 
Conventions, as well as Congress, may do too much. 

Several new features were introduced, looking to the better regula- 
tion of affairs, and enabling the actions of past assemblies to be finally 
and fully carried out. The last grand office created lias only been in 
existence a few years, and is barely past an experiment. The wisdom 
of the movement none can question ; its practicability can only be 
determined by time. If only the resolutions adopted at the last session 


(Minutes, page i6) be fulfilled in the true spirit and letter of the law by 
the various chapters, an advanced step will have been taken toward 
making the office what it was intended to be, — a storehouse for future 
usefulness. Again, too much attention cannot be called to the resolution 
regarding the Rituals (Minutes, page 26). While non-compliance there- 
with would not impair the workings of the order, it would prevent that 
harmonious movement of the whole, which is so much to be desired 
" For whether I be at Antioch or Syracuse, I find that the formation of 
a Greek is accomplished in the same manner." The report of the com- 
mittee, ordered printed (Minutes, page 16), is still undergoing formation, 
but will be printed and distributed as soon as prepared. 


Your duty is so openly responsible to the fraternity at large, that 
some valuable space will be devoted, not to admonitions, but to putting 
forward a few suggestions which may be valuable to you and your sue- 
cessors. You hold a peculiar position, being a link between your chapter 
and the fraternity. While you are to reflect the condition of your chapter 
as a faithful mirror, you are not to permit any of your own surface or 
quicksilver to be seen, nor are you to give out such a blinding glare as 
to overshadow another. The best formed aqueducts convey water to the 
general reservoir entirely pure and unchanged by having flowed through 
them. Rest assured that your communication will find a place, but do 
not impose on this privilege by adding superfluous matter. Try to pick 
out the news, and divest it of any fancy clothing before sending. Plain 
English is the prettiest language the majority of your readers are versed 
in. It may seem that absolutely nothing has transpired worth recording ; 
yet if Brother Smith or Jones were out of school, you could write them 
pages of fraternity news. Nothing is too trivial to mention if it concerns 
your chapter. If you have introduced a new feature into your social life ; 
if you have found an improvement in the minor workings of the chapter ; 
if any festivities have occurred, the brethren will be interested in reading 
of them. A little description of your time of meeting, your method of 
rushing, your jokes, your calling, — all would prove readable. 

Bennett says, " The success of a newspaper writer depends upon 
lus ability so to write that the reader may see with his eyes as he reads.** 


Speak frequently of your competitors, but always speak kindly, above 
all speak truthfully. If a rival is superior to Chi Phi, have the manhness 
to say so. George Washington was not a Chi Phi, neither was Alexander. 
We gain nothing by trying to appear more than we are. Please use legal 
cap paper and write on one side only. lastly, and most important, no 
man has a right to discommode several hundred other men by his own 
neglect. The last two numbers of the Qua rtkkly- have been shamefully 
delayed by the failure of certain men to perform their duty. If one can- 
not and will not respond to his task, let him get out of the way of one 
who will. As a maxim to observe in every detail of a Zeta's work, the 
writer can cite no better than the blessed precept of the "Golden Rule.'* 


^ Just one word as to the policy to be pursued in this department 
Believing that a blind devotion to any organization, without recognizing 
the natural boundaries which hem in finite efforts, leads to a self-admira- 
tion hostile to any defects and consequent improvement, it will be the 
aim to make this portion of the magazine a mirror " where you may see 
the inmost part of you." To this end, all criticism, whether adverse or 
favorable, appearing in the exchanges, all news interesting to a Chi Phi, 
and all suggestions profitable to the Order at large, will find a place here. 
Let none be offended, none unduly chagrined, and none elated, when 
"we see ourselves as others see us." 

Phi Delta Theta has established d fund to be used only in the exten- 
sion of the Order. 

Theta Delta Chi is trying to enter Ohio State University, Columbus (i). 

Kappa Alpha Theta will be the next venture in journalism. 

Zeta Psi is to enter Adelbert College, Cleveland, Ohio. 

The following finely executed bit of sarcasm is from the Delta Tau 
Delta Crescent: 

" The Chi Phi Quarterly for October is principally devoted to 
chapter letters, delicately flavored with that placid sense of superiority 
which is a joy forever '* to the heart of an average Chi Phi. We are 
exceedingly gratified to notice that each of Chi Phi's chapters leads the 
fraternities in the respective colleges where she has beneficently granted 
her favoring presence. How could it be otherwise, when the unregen- 
erate barbarian is wooed to her shrine by the siren strains of her " heavenly 
music," and while many a *• pride of the Freshman class " is caught to 
the triumphant and victorious embrace of the all-conquering Chi Phi. 
Lost in a sea of bewildered admiration, we sincerely congratulate the 
feeble remnant of the Greek world that Chi Phi has nobly and gener- 
ously refused to attract to her majestic presence all the available material, 
but has left a choice selection of second-class men, with which we arc 
permitted to retain our skeleton organizations. For this small boon, let 


US be duly and humbly grateful. That the editor considers the aforesaid 
chapter letters to be strong, vigorous, trenchant, in short, possessed of all 
the elements which characterize the ideal chapter letter, is evident from 
the following editorial, whose Chi Phi bias should not detract from its 
real excellence, nor disguise its truth." 

Here follows the paragraph referred to, taken from the October num- 
ber. Without attempting a controversy, for this ends the matter so far 
as this publication is concerned, permit the Quarterly, Brother Cres- 
cent, to give a few clippings from your chapter letters, simply to show 
that not even you have availed to destroy these "boyish trumpctings on 
a penny whistle." The work of your Alleghany Chapter was " a success 
in every particular," while the Lafayette Chapter is " flourishing." The 
four initiates of Ohio Wesleyan would " grace any fraternity." The Uni- 
versity of Georgia Chapter is "happy over present achievements, and 
sanguine as to the future ; " and the University of the South " will soon 
be founded upon a rock," in consequence of a new chapter-house. The 
members are "active, energetic and enthusiastic," and, generously, 
" may our rivals long flourish, as they don't interfere with us." At 
Albion, " honors have been bestowed upon our men solely because of 
their genuine worth." The chapter at Michigan Agricultural is "rising 
on the wave of prosperity," and that at DePauw is " in excellent condi- 
tion, notwithstanding the attempts of our rival fraternities to crush us." 
Her influence " is being felt in every undertaking about the University, 
especially among our rival fraternities." The men at the University of 
Iowa have an initiate " rescued from the very jaws of Phi Delta Thetas." 
The University of Minnesota has a chapter of " the best material in the 
University," and present their new initiates as " men whom wc are proud 
of, as our rivals would have been." The chapter "stands way on the 
tippity-top of the mountain of rejoicing on account of the retrograde (?) 
movement of the chapter." Hence, Brother Crescent, while all agree in 
the desirability of the "mote" being removed, care should be taken for 
the " beam." 

Sigma Chi will issue a catalogue and history this year. 

The Phi Kappa Psi Shield comes out squarely against making honor- 
ary members. Good ! 

The Phi Gamma Delta admits general literary articles if written by 
members of the fraternity. The current number contains a Thanksgiv- 


ing Poem, Art Criticism, Carmel, and The Intellectual Politics of the 
Skeptic. In the editorials, a blow is struck at the reprehensible practice 
of honorary membership, which, to the credit of the Greek world be it 
said, is now nearly extinct. The fraternity would be congratulated upon 
a movement of this kind. One dollar is offered for the best essay of six 
hundred words on the Fraternity Goat. Ohio Wesleyan University (X) 
furnishes the largest list of Alumni subscribers. "Music in the Lodge 
Room " is reprinted from the October Quarterly. 

There are twenty-one chapters of Chi Phi, representing fourteen 

Alpha Tau Omega held its convention at Philadelphia, beginning 
January 31st. The address of welcome was made by J. E. Jones, of the 
University of Pennsylvania (N), and the response given by Walker Percy, 
University of Virginia (A). During the session, the initiation service was 
rendered in order to secure similarity in all chapters. 

At Franklin and Marshall College (Z), only two-fifths of the college 
members join fraternities. No " preps" are admitted. 

Lafayette (P) Chapter of Delta Tau Delta has been furnished a 
billiard-table by the Alumni. 

Sigma Chi, at Dickinson (ii), seems to be under a cloud. She had 
but four men, and was compelled to cast out one of these. 

The ten Alumni chapters of Beta Theta Pi are " accomplishing 
much for the real advantage of the fraternity." They are constituted 
much upon the plan of our similar organizations, with the additional 
provision for literary exercises. Meetings are held monthly from Sep- 
tember to April. 

" The " Open Letter " department of the Beta Theta Pi is fully occu- 
pied, and forms one of the best features of the publication. 

The Purple and Gold of Chi Psi shows a high moral tone in its liter- 
ary department. Its excellence in this regard is superior to anything in 
the Greek press. The editorials are few, and the chapter letters brief. 

The Alumni of Phi Delta Theta are furnished the Scroll ten years 
for 15 cash. Their large number of alumni renders this plan possible. 

The Delta Upsilon Quarterly contains a portrait of James A. (jar- 
field, who was initiated into the parent of that organization, the Equitable 
Fraternity, in 1854, at Williams College. 


Cm Phi meets Alpha Tau Omega in eight different colleges. 

Speaking of the dissolution of Beta Chapter of Chi Phi, the Muhlen- 
berg correspondent of Alpha Tau Omega says : " The chapter has been 
in existence at this place since the organiiation of the college. lis 
career has been signally successful, and certainly was not broken up for 
the need of men." It is a pleasure to us to endorse these statements. 

In a general uncomplimentary review of fraternity catalogues, the 
Phi Delta Theta Scroll thus summarily deals with poor Chi Phi : 

" The Chi Phi catalogue of 1882 follows in the same beaten track of 
the old-style catalogues. The names arc arranged under the chapters 
by classes, and, where the class system docs not prevail, by years ol 
initiation. The middle names of all members are omitted ; there are no 
biographical notes to speak of; only the occupations of physician, lawyer 
and minister are indicated, and the streets and numbers of members 
who live in large cities arc not furnished. Besides the chapter fists, 
there are a residence directory and an alphabetical index. If a person 
desires to know how many names there are in the catalogue, he must 
take the trouble to count them himself. On the title-page appears the 
marine view which has done service so long on the Chi Phi Quartf.rlv 
and in college annuals. The presswork is nothing of which to boast." 

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UalTcnitr of VEiginU, 

Arthur Leferri. 


Emory CoH.^. 

Oxford, C, 



Rutgcn CoUegB, 

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Hamixleii-SIdDer. V>., 

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C. Ree» £*by. 


Unlnnilr of G»ni>. 

Aihen., G>.,U,ofG.., 

W. W. Turner. 


Tht PolTtKhnic Inidtute, 


P.ul W. Horb«h. 


. Ohio Su» Univenity. 


WLIliim F. Ch«ten. 


BnwD (jDlnnity, 

Providence, R. I„ 

C. H. Ucltillrr. 


Berkeley. CI., 

H, B. KiltiboDO. 


Sumu Initllute, 


M. C. Bard. 


Philsdelphii, Pi.. 

3}>S Chamui St. 



New H.«n Conn,, 

jg, temple St., 

E. C. Shiw. 


NuhTille, Tenn., 

D, Q. TikTli. 

U&yctie Collcic, 

E.«™, P»., 

W. H. Fmu. 


Woffard College, 

G. W. Heooemui. 



AnnArbor.Mkh., BaoB 

F.W. M.rtio. 



J. B. a.rk. 


DcUxran, Ohio. 

Hugh EdgingtoD. 


Lehigh Uiil«rtity, 

So. Bethlehem, P.., 

M. A. D. Howe. 


DickimoD CoUcge, 

Carlisle, P»., 

Guy L Sievick. 

jU^lALDion), No. s5St.P>i]l5[., 

ockbridge, Jr. 

JM* <Ai.viaR), No. 4g Wat nth Si., 

Ne* York, N. Y., J. H 

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W«hin«toii.D.C.. Ch. 

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GAMMA — Emory College, Oxford, Ga. 

J. P. Wall (r). W. S. Branham (a). 


Gamma Chapter entered on the work of this collegiate year with 
renewed ardor. We began the term with twelve members. The class 
of young men who came to college this fall was of a better order than 
usual, and the per cent, of fraternity material was better than usual. As 
usual, on the opening of a term, there was much competition among the 
various clubs. 

Having the interests of the fraternity at heart, the boys of Gamma 
were not hasty in their selections, but still kept their eyes open. We 
took in no one without learning as much as possible as to his social, 
mental, and moral qualifications to be elected a member of our fra- 
ternity. We made our selections wisely and to the best interests of the 

In every case we were successful in our solicitation, not meeting 
with a single failure. Now since the bustle and excitement of the open- 
ing term is over, and everything is calm, we find among our members, 
six new members in the persons of brothers R. L. Oliver, '87 ; H. T. Shaw, 
•87; D. P. Lawrence, '87; W. S. Brannon, '88; A. S. Harris, '88, and 
J. B. Boyd, '88. 

Everything is moving evenly along, and we are growing stronger 
and stronger every day in our love for, and trust in each other, and in 
our devotion to Chi Phi. 

We have fine material among our members, and, as heretofore, will 
carry off our share of the honors at Commencement. Our strength is 
much increased in the two literary societies, and our boys are improving 
very much in debating in the two societies. 

Brother William S. Branham, '85, was elected Anniversarian of the 
Phi Gamma Society, the highest honor in the gift of the society. 

We await with impatience the coming of the Quarterly, that we 
may learn of the Convention. 



T. D. Oliver, *78, is solicitor for the County Court in Burke County, Ga. 

M. D. Turner, *82, was married on Wednesday, the 3d inst., to Miss Annie 
Pierce, of this place. We congratulate you, brother. 

R A. Chamberlain, '83, is on a cattle-ranch. 

W. B. Burke, '83, is studying for the ministry in Vanderbilt University. 

Carville H. Carson, '83, has taken unto himself a better half. He was the 
fixst of his class to enter the bonds of holy wedlock. We wish you joy, brother. 
May your wedded life be happy ! 

G. A. Henderson, '86. is merchandising at Tampa, Fla. 

DELTA — Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Richard A. Learned (V), Walter W. Batchelder (A). 


The first collegiate term has passed over our heads, and Delta still 
continues the even tenor of her ways. Our worthy quadruped has car- 
ried two brothers on his capacious back, and has returned to his native 
element to browse until spring. Our additions are brothers Frederick 
Allen Mandeville, of Newark, N. J., and Frank Lawyer Mayham, of 
Perth Amboy, N. J. 

The football team was the means of bringing Chi Phi into prominence 
as usual, two of the players, the business manager and the judge, all 
being wearers of the scarlet and blue ; and, in fact, there is no institution in 
college in which Chi Phi does not take a prominent and active part. 

Brothers Robeson, Knorr, Neilson, Headly, Shaw and Bradford of 
Psi, and Brother C. H. Davis of Theta, paid us a little visit some weeks 
ago, the former brothers with their football team ; and although we do 
wrong to say that it was more than a call, yet wc hope they enjoyed it well 
enough to give us a repetition of the experience. Brother Wiley of Rho 
also paid us a'flying visit with the Lafayette team ; but as he was unable 
to stay over with us, we hardly caught more than a glimpse of him. We 
extend a most hearty invitation to them, and to any brothers, to give us a 
call whenever it may be possible. 



Brother Samuel L Woodbridge, '76, was married on the 8th of September, at 
Yokohama, Japan, to Miss Woodrow, daughter of Rev. James Woodrow, of 
G)liunbia, S. C. 

Brother Robert LefTerts, '81, is also an addition to Delta's Benedicts. The 
lady was a Miss Harriet Strong, of Flatbush, L. I. 

Brother Fred. P. Hill, '83, is studying architecture with the firm of McKim, 
Mead & White, No. 55 Broadway, New York. 

Brother H. M. Peters, '83, is at the Columbia Law School. 

Brother WiUiam H. Luster, '84, is employed by the United States Coast 
Survey. He expects to be with us next term, however. 

Brother M. M. Coile, '85, is studying law at 810 Broad Street, Newark. 

Brother Ralph Strickland, Jr., '87, has gone into business in Albany, N. Y. 

EPSILON — Hampden-Sidney College, Hampden-Sidney, Va. 

James I. Vance (r), James a. Johnson (a). 


Since the last issue of the Quarterly, Epsilon has been pursuing 
the even tenor of her ways, moving along slowly but surely, at enmity 
with none, at peace with all. Her men, fourteen in number, are pursu- 
ing different courses, and have different aims in life, yet we are all bound 
together by the strong bonds of old Chi Phi. Virginia, West Virginia, 
Tennessee, and South Carolina are well and nobly represented in our 
number. Another addition has been made to our membership in the 
person of H. P. Thompson, Class of *88, of Charleston, S. C. 

Hampden-Sidney is waking up from her lethargy. President 
Mcllwaine is endeavoring to raise $30,000 for building a Memorial Hall, 
and, judging from his past experiences, he will, no doubt, succeed. Bright 
prospects are yet in store for this old and venerable institution. The 
literary societies have begun the publication of a " Hampden-Sidney 
Magazine." J. W. Adams, Jr., '85, is one of the associate editors. The 
same brother has been chosen by the Union Literary Society to deliver 
the Senior medal, at Commencement. 


Our Intermediate celebration will be held on the night of the 2 2d of 
February. Strange to say, Epsilon will not have a speaker, which has 
not happened for some time. One of the marshals is C. C. Scott, '87. 
Epsilon has the luck or good fortune of furnishing marshals, and she 
can do it, too. For some time we have been contemplating building a 
chapter house. As yet, nothing definite has been done. If any of our 
Alumni feel an interest in it, we should be glad to hear from them in 
the way of assistance, and so forth. 

Epsilon has a great many Alumni, who are able and ought to sub- 
scribe to the Quarterly. And it is to hoped that those who receive a 
copy of the January number will at once subscribe, and thus do credit 
to their chapter and fraternity at large, and place the Quarterly among 
the foremost of fraternity papers, where it deserves to be. 

Lawn tennis seems to be the order of the day here, and almost any 
evening two of our brothers may be seen, in company with the fair sex, 
wending their way to the tennis ground. 


L. E. Scott, '73, has also entered the state of matrimony. He is preaching 
in Hat Greek, Va. 

F. W. Pitman, '78, has taken unto himself a wife in the person of Miss M. 
Qymer, of Keyser, sister to F. L. Qymer, *85. 

F. N. Mann, *84, and A. E. Johnson, '85, are contemplating visiting the 
New Orleans Exhibition. 

F. A. Sullivan, '85, it is reported, will be with us after Christmas. Will be 
glad to welcome him back. 

J. A. Johnson, '85, who has been absent from college for a year, has returned^ 
and is trying to see what he can for Puckle, or vice versa. 

W. S. Wood worth, '86, is teaching school in Burlington, W. Va. He will be 
with us next year. 

H. M. D. Martin, Jr., '87, has left us, and is reading medicine under hia 
&ther at Fredericksburg. 


ZETA — Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

John Kiser (r). L. A. Salade (a). 


The fall term of Zeta was made memorable by the initiation of two 
good men, — ^brothers N. Troxcll ('87) and J. S. Leiby (*88). 

Barring these occasions, the term ran on unbroken by anything note- 

The winter term opens with prospects of good work, both in college 
and fraternity. 

Brother John B. Appel spent the holidays with us. 

The members of Zeta in attendance at the convention came back 
well pleased with the trip. They expect to attend the next one in a body. 

ETA — University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 

J. W. Fain (r), S. McDaniel (a). 


Eta has gone on in the even tenor of her way since the last report, 
nothing of any unusual importance to chronicle. We have made no new 
additions to our united band ; but 1 understand that our numbers will be 
augmented by such a valuable acquisition from sister Gamma as Brother 
Jones, of Columbus. We met Brother Jones once, and, judging from the 
impression then made, and the recommendations we have received, he 
is a " Kiffie " to be proud of. 

After many anxious inquiries and patient waiting, the brothers were 
at last treated to the October number of the Quarterly just before leav- 
ing for home to spend the holidays. We were delighted to receive such 
a welcome visitor, and at once '* hied us away " to glance over its newsy 
pages. May it always be as good. We were somewhat surprised to see 
an article, near the closing pages of the Quarterly, signed " C. F. R." 
Brother Rice has thrown off the shackles of a Freshman, which so long 
kept him subdued to the will of a Senior, and now comes boldly to the 


front. C. Franky is one ot our most progressive members, and we pre- 
dict for him a brilliant future. May this his debut before the Chi Phi 
world be a stepping-stone to future greatness. 

Brother William Cobb has re-entered college, and does battle with 
the " Sophs.** Bill will take a fine stand this session. 


C. A. Niles, *73, and F. H. Milbum, '73, paid us a very pleasant visit 
recently. Brother Niles is the Atlanta correspondent of the J/af{?« Telegraph, 
and has won an enviable reputation in that line. We are always glad to welcome 
such brothers. Come again ! 

Brother Washington, '82, although ciuite a young practitioner, is being pressed 
for Solicitor of the City Court of Macon. 

We had the pleasure, a short while since, of grasping the hand of Brother 
Stephens, '82, who informed us that he is doing well attorney in La Grange. 
Josh is as handsome as ever. 

Brother Lofton, '83, is studying law in Fort Worth, Texas, and writes that 
he is studying hard, having denounced the festive game of p r. 

Brother Mitchell, '85. has developed into quite a poet. He bids fair to rival 
many " an historic muse." He wrote the class song for '85. 

Brothers Grant, '86; Rice, '87, and Turner, '85, spent the holidays at the 
New Orleans Exposition. 

THETA — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. 

J. H. Gray (r), Jesse Lowe (a). 


Theta has been " resting " quietly since the Convention. Our spare 
moments have been taken up in bracing up " William." He has been 
shaking his head and pawing around of late, sure signs that "sompen's 
goin* to happen." We will continue our observations, and report results 
to the next Quarterly. 

One of those unfortunate circumstances has occurred in our chapter, 
against which no man can guard, and which is the more humiliating 
because of its rarity. We have severed all connection with one Frank 
Brown Robinson of Richmond, Ind. 


Brother A. Steere, Jr., graduates at Cornell the coming June. 

Brother T. A. Brown, '83, has resigned his position with the Henderson 
Bridge Company, Ky. 

Brother William A. Aycrigg, 'S4, has gone to New Orleans to take in the 
Cotton Exposition and visit Brother Charles W. Wood, 'S4. When last heard 
from, Brother Aycrigg was on board the steamboat City of St. Louis, nearing 
Marble City. 

Brother Enrique Touceda, '85, leaves for Matanzas, Cuba, next week, to spend 
the holida3rs. Any of the brothers desiring pet alligators, parrots or monkeys 
please communicate at once, as there are but few vacancies left. The capacity of 
Brother " Toots' " trunk is limited to nine alligators, four parrots and two monkeys. 
We will report the <* time " next time. 

Brother E. K. Camp, '86, holds a position at the Peekskill Military Academy 
as instructor in English branches. 

IOTA — Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 

W. B. Smith (F), J. F. Firestone (A). 


Another term's work with its accustomed routine of duties is just past. 
The brothers of Iota are seeking their homes to enjoy a short vacation. 
The historian is left to cull a page from past events for the readers of the 
Quarterly. There are, however, no class rushes to chronicle, no literary 
contests to recount, no class honors gained or lost, for we have no com- 
petitive system. Yet the monotony of college duties has not been 
oppressive. Athletic contests have not let our energies lie dormant; 
spirited elections have exercised our politicians, and fraternity circles have 
been especially active. 

On the seventh of last November, Chi celebrated her eleventh and 
Iota her first anniversary by a union banquet. Brothers from all parts of 
the State assembled to make the reunion a memorable one. It was, 
indeed, a thorough success. Would you call it a motley crowd, in which 
were Chi Phis of a week's experience, and those who had seen twenty 
summers pass since they first felt the invisible bond of the *' scarlet and 


blue ;** or can an assemblage with one feeling and one object, to honor 
and praise their fraternity, be a motley assemblage ? It was a real pleas- 
ure and an animating joy to sing the old songs as they used to be sung, 
and to hear the events of long ago narrated with an enthusiasm as great 
as that which participated in them. But fleeting time bade us finally 
adjourn, when wearied with pleasure and song; and we silently resolved 
if nothing intervened, to be there a year from that time. 

The different fraternities have each made several additions this term. 
The numbers now vary from ten to sixteen. But it so happens that 
numbers are not the only criterion when competition is rife. Since the 
last issue of the Quarterly, Iota has increased her numbers by two rep- 
resentative college men, brothers T. Alton Hunter, '87, and F. E. Hill, 
*86. Both these brothers were much wanted by other fraternities, but 
they cast their lot with us, to the. discomfiture of other admirers. Another 
student has also promised to bow to his majesty, Capricornus, early in 
the new year. 

For several weeks our college has been amused by the attempts made 
to establish a chapter of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. Indeed, we are 
told that a chapter is already in our midst. Contrary to the usual method, 
we are forewarned of a great innovation, and wait trembling in uncer- 

We were agreeably surprised by the arrival of Brother Independence 
Grove in the city lately. The shortness of his stay, however, prevented 
all the brothers from meeting him, and any desired entertainment. 
Brother Heiserman also paid us a short visit recently. 

Iota feels much elated over the honor conferred upon her only 
Alumnus at the late Convention. 


E. E. Sparks, '84, is on the staff of the Ohio State Journal, the leading daily 
in Central Ohio. 

A. J. Heinlein, '84, is taking a course in medicine at Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia, Pa. 

J. W. Denver, Jr., '84, is waiting for the return of the " good old Democratic 
days ** in Washington, D. C, at 1115 Pennsylvania Avenue. 

F. W. Martin, '86, is attending medical college at the University of 


Brother \V. A. Connell, '86, was compelled to leave school several weeks 
ago on account of sickness. He expects, however, to be with us next term. 

H. H. Luccock.'88, who has been out of school the past term, expects to join 
us again next term. 

KAPPA — Brown University, Providence, R. I. 

E. W. Remington (r), William H. Shedd (A). 


Since the last issue, nothing very special has happened at Brown. 
The condition of Kappa is better than for several years. We have just 
changed our quarters and tastefully decorated the same, and, owing to 
the exertions of some of the brothers, are very comfortably situated. 

The Brown University Boating Association is expected to give a 
grand ball at no late day. This will doubtless be one of the events of 
the season at Providence. 

The Ball Nine is doing excellent work in the gymnasium, and we 
exjject great results from hard work and constant practice. 

On the evening of December 22d, the Glee Club gave its annual 
concert in Sayles* Memorial Hall. The concert was a great success ; 
the club is one of the prosperous institutions of Brown. 

Nathaniel Blaisdell, '83, is a civil engineer in San Francisco, Cal. 
Brother A. \V. Hill, '86, is in the Boston University Medical School. 
Brother W. E. Baxter, '87, is very ill at his home in Portland, Maine. 

LAMBDA — University of California, Berkeley, Cal. 

George D. Boyd (r). Stirling Wallace (A). 


As the year has closed, it becomes a chapter to add up its columns 
of debit and credit, and see on which side the balance lies. lambda 
rejoices that her gains have grown mightily, while her losses are reduced 


to a very small sum. As gains, she reckons the men of '88 who have 
chosen to wear the scarlet and blue. They are brothers Bosqui, Beaver, 
Cooper, Moulder, Brooke and Johnson. To these may be added Brother 
Janin ('87), who has returned to our halls. 

Yet a loss has been experienced, though it came so gently and unex- 
pectedly, that, as yet, it can scarcely be considered a loss. When 
Brother Shaw ('87) departed to witness the marriage ceremony of a 
friend, a general hope for his enjoyment was expressed. But a few days 
later we heard from Santa Barbara, that it was the brother himself who 
had taken unto himself another, and we envied him his chances for the 
('87) class-cup. 

On Junior Day, Lambda is accustomed to open her doors and wel- 
come friends to a bounteous banquet ; but this year her halls were draped 
with the garb of mourning in memory of Brothers Kirby ('87), and 
Sheffield ('79.) The former was compelled to leave school with a severe 
cold, which soon developed into consumption. On account of these sad 
circumstances, the Junior Day feast and initiation banquet were both 

The annual banquet was this year changed to the beginning of the 
term, when the old and young could meet in common, the Freshmen 
being introduced to the Alumni. Although the invitations were given on 
short notice, twenty-five sat down to dinner. Dr. Grimm, formerly 
'• Curley," whom many of us had never met before, made a pithy speech, 
followed by Brother Johnson ('88) and Brother Hayne ('85). Jest, mer- 
riment and songs made time an unknown quantity. At last, we 
departed, loath to leave such pleasant surroundings and anticipating our 
reunion in February. 


Brother Coon, '80, sustained a loss recently in the death of his father, at the 
Palace Hotel, San Francisco. 

Brother Mezrs, '84, has lost his father, who recently died quite suddenly at 

Brother Channing Cook, '84, is studying at the Cooper Medical College. San 

Brother Boyd, '86, was elected President Junior Day, and is an editor of the 
'86 Blue and Gold. 


MU — Stevens Institutis, Hoboken, N. J. 

J. H. Ballantine, JR". (r), C. H. Page, Jr. (a). 


As this is the second report Mu has been called upon to send in 
during one short term of three months, it will, of necessity, be somewhat 
short and barren of news. The most interesting event that has taken 
place has been the initiation of Mr. Thomas Taylor, of Columbia, S. C, 
into the Holy Brotherhood. We have also succeeded in pledging the 
President of the Freshman Class, and expect to take him in early next 
term. We hope he will not have to make the fearful journey alone, as 
we are rushing one of the best men in the Sophomore Class, with every 
hope of getting him. 

In regard to college politics, Mu has taken the stand of supporting 
the two best fraternities in college, and has, in consequence, gained the 
respect of all. 

Brother Beard is planning a trip to the New Orleans Exposition dur- 
ing the coming holidays, and hopes to have the company of Brother 
Dent, whom he expects to pick up in Washington. 

This being our second year in college, we are entitled to a represen- 
tation on the Editorial Board of the college annual. The Eccentric, and 
Brother Page fills the important office of editor. 


We have had the pleasure of entertaining two brothers during the past term ; 
namely, Brother C. H. Davis (0) and Brother Williams (K). 

Brother G. Roberts, '84, is practicing his profession in the employ of the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, and is stationed at Topeka, Kan. 

NU — Univkrsity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 

R. R. RowE (T), Arthur G. Krug (A). 


We are anxiously waiting for the Christmas vacation. The Univer- 
sity is alive. In November the Biological Department was opened, under 


very favorable circumstances — ^with a very fine and complete building 
and a good corps of professors. This is a step ahead of any American 

Our chapter has been strengthened by brothers from different chap- 
ters entering the various post-graduate courses of the University. 

Brother A. G. Krug was the delegate to the Convention. He came 
back happy and ready for work — in a few days. 

Brother John B. Deaver, M.D., who has been acting in the capacity 
of Demonstrator of Anatomy, has been elected to the position. To say 
the least, he is as popular as any man connected with the medical depart- 


C. H. Davis, '83, of Theta, meets with us occasionally. He is a jolly and 
loyal brother. 

Dr. U. M. L. Ziegler, of Rho, who was called abroad last spring, has 
returned, and reports the complete recovery of his padent. He has been elected 
Lecturer on Otology in the post-graduate course of the University. 

Brothers Frantz and Campbell, of Rho, spent several days with us. 

Dr. Geoige Little, '84, has his shingle out in Pottsville, Pa., and is doing 

Dr. J. M. Baldy, '84, is again well, and will enter the post-graduate course of 
the University after New Year. 

Dr. N. P. Hunter, '84, is practicing in Jasper, N. Y. 

OMICRON — Sheffield • Scientific School, Yale College, New 

Haven, Conn. 

Fred. E. Case (F). Edwin Y. Judd (a). 


Nothing of any general interest has transpired during the past quar- 
ter beyond the ordinary occurrences of college life. We have already, 
contrary to our most sanguine hopes, succeeded, in a measure, to regard 
our new home as such. Still, we can but cast back many covetous 
glances to the good old times spent under the jovial roof of old York 


Hall. But now that we are thoroughly settled in our new abode (389 
Temple Street), we are trying to make it a home such as we were always 
proud to call old " 65 ; *' and to aid us in our noble endeavor, we would 
most cordially urge all to attend our continued ** wake." 


E. Y. Foote, '79, has made his headquarters for the winter in New York 

Brother Lynde, '82, graced us with his presence for a short time at the 
beginning of the term. 

C. S. Brown, '83. is now engineering in South Carolina, and writes most 
glowing accounts of the country and the hunting which it affords. 

G. S. Roberts, '84, has returned from Europe, and rejoiced all by presenting 
to us, in his own happy way, the original ** Sime." 

£. Batungaiten, *86, is still at the Boston School of Technology completing 
his course in architecture. 

RHO — Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 

B. B. Howell (r). R. F. Whitmer (a). 


" Peace hath her victories no less than war." The work of " rushing " 
new men and active competition with other fraternities has ceased for 
the year, and everything has been quiet at Rho for the last two months. 
But still the chapter has been steadily strengthening its position and 
increasing its influence, until now it easily heads the list at Lafayette. 
That this is the fact is due, in part, to the infusion of vigorous young blood 
into its veins. Our *88 men are all loyal Chi Phis, and always have the 
best interests of the Fraternity in view. 

A few weeks ago, Brother Clad Seitz, *88, gave a very enjoyable 
" stag" party to the members of the chapter at the beautiful new resi- 
dence of his father, on North Third Street, After whist and music, the 
guests seated themselves at a truly epicurean board. The after-dinner 
speeches were all good, but that of Brother Hogg is especially worthy of 
commendation as being witty and felicitous. 


J. M. StauflFer, N. B. Smithers, J. M. Young, and Dr. J. B. Heller, — 
the latter always our guardian angel, — represented Rho at the late con- 
vention in Washington. 

Brother C. S. Taylor, '87, has left college, and returned to his home 
in the wilds of Delaware. The bright smile and cheerful voice of " Punk ' * 
^d his wonderful tales of adventures are much missed both in our halls 
and on the campus. 

Brother Wiley, '87, has been very successful as goal-kicker on the 
college football team — ^always provided that there were any touch-downs 
made to kick from. 

Brothers Campbell and Frantz paid a visit to Nu a short time ago. 


N. L. Legan, '79, is in the umbrella manufacturing business at No. 45 
Nofth Seventh Street, Philadelphia. 

A. R. Taylor, '83, has removed to Nashua, Iowa. He is principal of the 
seminazy at that place. 

SIGMA — ^WoFFORD College, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Paul Petty (r), Howard B. Carlisle (a). 


Sigma is pursuing the even tenor of her way, and, we may safely 
say, now that the period of rushing is past, her position in college is 
again assured. There seems to be more unity and good-fellowship 
among the brothers than at any former period, and with the opening of 
a new session, we have sensibly approached several steps nearer to the 
ideal fraternity. We meet frequently together, and test the strength of 
Chi Phi's bonds by comfortable sessions and enjoyable conversations, 
occasionaUy interspersed with an oyster supper. Our singing, too, has 
developed to a wonderful extent, under the leadership of Brother Evins* 
excellent tenor, while brothers Jeffords and O'Hear, after furiously strok- 
ing their embryo mustachios, lend valuable assistance. Brother Petty's 
bass is of too remarkable a nature to be treated with levity upon such an 
occasion. Indeed, so entrancing is the effect of the union of these 


voices, that, one moonlight night, Sigma was emboldened to serenade 
her several lady-loves with melodious Chi Phi songs. 

Brother Chapman, shortly after his initiation, was represented to 
have procured a beautiful scarlet and blue pin ; but as the Zeta has never 
been able to lay hands upon it, he privately believes it to be false, unless 
Bob's "rep." as a " masher *' explains its absence in a satisfactory man- 
ner. Perhaps he acquired the practice from his brother James, '83. 

The badge of Brother Claude Gibbs is said to have met with a simi- 
lar fate. 

Since our last report, Sigjna has received two additions, in the per- 
sons of brothers Thomas Fleming Wright, '88, of Edgefield County, 
S. C, and Theodore Arthur Jeffords, Jr., '86, of Orangeburg, S. C. 
Brother Jeffords entered the Sophomore Class last year, at once taking 
an enviable stand in college, but resolutely refused to join any fraternity; 
and therefore Sigma prides herself the more upon his acquisition. 

Brother Wright, while exercising in the gymnasium, forgot tlie laws 
of gravity relating to all falling bodies, (for, being a Freshman, how could 
he know anything about G?) and suddenly found himself upon the 
ground, much to the detriment of his head and neck. After a short ill- 
ness, however, we were rejoiced to have him in our midst again, thor- 
oughly restored. 

Our Freshman delegation at present consists of three, and the more 
we hear and see of their excellent qualities, the more we have reason to 
feel proud of brothers Cobb, Evins and Wright, and recognize that we 
possess abundant reasons for future prosperity. 

The complete canvas of the fraternities, as they now stand, results 
as follows : Kappa Alpha, nine returned, seven initiated ; Chi Psi, four 
returned and three initiated ; Phi Delta Theta, one returned, who has 
sold out the effects of the chapter, which is now dead. Sigma's mem- 
bership is seven returned and five initiated, besides future expectations. 
We now, however, consider ourselves a large fraternity, as our policy has 
been few, but select ; and are the only fraternity in college which has 
representatives in the Senior Class. 

In college politics Sigma has received an unusual share of honors, 
even in positions where she least expected them. The Athletic Associa- 
tion has been efficiently reorganized, under Brother Weber as president. 


and Brother Carlisle as vice-president. On the first Friday night in 
November occurred the Anniversary celebration of the Calhoun and 
Preston societies. Brother Carlisle was the orator of the Calhouns, and 
was introduced by Brother Petty, the presiding officer. The correspond- 
ing positions in the Preston Society were filled by neutrals. The election 
of the four annual debaters for Commencement, in the Calhoun Society, 
resulted in the choice of brothers James O'Hear and William Lander 
Weber, for the first two positions, a neutral securing the third, and a 
K A the fourth. The result was especially complimentary, as these are 
our only two Juniors in the society. Brother William Joseph Mont- 
gomery, '75, of Marion, S. C, an ex-member of the South Carolina 
Legislature, was the alumnus chosen to preside over the debate and dis- 
tribute the diplomas to the giaduates. The Preston election has not 
taken place at the time of writing, but we trust Chi Phi will likewise be 
ably represented in her halls. 

On November 20th occurred a social event of great prominence in 
Sigma*s history. Brother John Kelly Jennings, '73, the only one of our 
charter members who resides in town, was married to Miss Lillie Carlisle, 
of Chester, formerly of Spartanburg, S. C, sister of Brother M. L. Car- 
lisle, '83, and cousin of Brother H. B. Carlisle, '85. Thus doth the boiids 
of Chi Phi become strengthened. This is the fifth such case in Sig^a's 
history : Brother Charles G. Dautzler, '7 5. having married the sister of 
Brother B. Hart Moss, '83 ; Brother W. R. Richardson, '^^, the sister of 
Brother T. A. Jeffords, '86; Brother J. G. Clinkscales, '76, the sister of 
Brother W. D. Hutto, '80 ; and Brother Hutto, the sister of G. L. and 
J. N. Anderson, '84. In the face of which facts, we may adduce an unan- 
swerable argument in favor of fraternities, in addition to the numberless 
ones already in vogue for that purpose. 

With such a beginning, Sigma has much to be thankful for and still 
more to look forward to, and we can only trust that the remainder of the 
collegiate year be fraught with similar blessings to the past. 


Marcus Stackhouse, '71, our senior charter member, is farming at Little 
Rock, Marion County, S. C. 

Professor B. R. Tumipseed, A. M., '72, is editor of the Tea cheri Journal, the 
official organ of the teachers of the State. 


James M. Gee, '72, as intimated in our last report, was elected Probate Judge 
of Union County in the November election. 

Winter C. Wallace, '73, is merchandising extensively in Union, S. C. 

Rev. H. F. Chrietzberg, A. M., '73, of Sumter, S. C, is considered the fore- 
most of the younger divines of the South Carolina Conference. From his position 
at the head of the State Temperance Association, he has had several lodges 
throughout the State named in his honor. 

Joseph P. Pritchard, A. M., '74, has resigned the Principalship of the Cokes- 
bury Conference School, one of the most advanced schools in the State, and has 
joined the South Carolina Conference. 

Charles T. Rawls, '75, and B. L. of Vanderbilt, '81, has removed from 
Asheville, N. C, and returned to his former home in Union. S. C, where he will 
engage in the practice of his profession. 

Avery Finger, '76, obtained the position of Superintendent of Public Schools 
in Charleston, S. C, by an examination over a number of competitors. 

George W. Brown, '76, of Darlington, S. C, is rapidly gaining a reputation 
as one of the leading lawyers of the State. 

George E. Prince, A. M., ^76, ex-professor in Williamston Female College, 
is attaining marked success in the practice of the law at Anden>on, S. C. 

Rev. W. R. Richardson, '77, and orator's medalist at Vanderbilt, '79, con- 
tinues to be most acceptable to his pastoral flock at Abbeville, S. C. 

Walter Dallas Owzts, '77-78, University of North Carolina, '78-'79, and 
University of Michigan, '79-'8o, is practicing law in Edgefield, S. C. 

On the third Tuesday in November, Brothers Charles G. Dautzler, '75, and 
Thomas M. Raysor, '78, were sworn in at Columbia as members of the Legis- 
lature from Orangeburg County. 

J. Lyles Glenn, '79, and Vanderbilt, '8o-'8i, is now married, and at his ease 
in Chester, S. C. 

William R. Walker, '79, and A. B. of Yale, '81, is now teaching, but expects 
ultimately to practice law. He was in attendance at the State Normal School, 
held at Wofford last summer. 

James L. Walker, '80. is farming in Union County, S. C, and William D. 
Hutto, M. D., '80, is engaged in the practice of his profession at Williamston, 
S. C. 

Thomas C. Duncan, '81, who is at the head of the largest commercial house 
in Union, S. C, frequently runs up to visit Wofford, where his father resides as 


John L. Weber, '82, we understand, is proposing to run an evening daily 
newspaper in Charleston, S. C. 

G. C. Cannon, '82, has returned from Augusta, Ga., where he was engaged 
with Dougherty & Co. in the cotton business, and is s]>ending some weeks in 
town visiting his numerous friends and relatives. 

William G. Blake, '83, is employed as teacher at Cherokee Springs in this 

B. Hart Moss, '83, is succeeding as a lawyer and Trial Justice in Orange- 
burg, S. C. 

G. Lang Anderson, '83, has taken unto himself a wife, and is merchandising 
in conjunction with farming at his home in Williamston, S. C. 

James A. Chapman, '83, is taking a full course and doing effective work at 
the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass. 

Spencer M. Rice, Jr., '83, also of Union, S. C, passed through, recently, on his 
way to and from the North Carolina Exposition, held in Raleigh, N. C. *' Pen " 
stopped long enough to give the grip to the boys. 

Tom Hill, '83, our inveterate masher, attended the State Fair in Columbia 
during the second week in November. His departure, however, was somewhat 
accelerated, owing, we believe, to the fast time he was supposed to be keeping. 

Lewis J. Blake, '84, in furtherance of bis medical studies, is engaged in the 
drug-store of Dr. H. E. Heinitsh, of this place, and will attend lectures in Phila- 
delphia next fall. 

Andrew £. Moore, '84, is pursuing his legal studies in the office of Hon. 
J. S. R. Thomson, of this town, and anticip>ates attending some law school next 
fall. He is speaking of casting his fortunes with Alpha. 

A. W. Summers and G. C. Summers, '84, who graduated at the South Caro- 
lina College at their last Commencement, expect to pursue respectively the profes- 
sions of law and medicine in their native county, Orangeburg. 

James N. Anderson, '84, who was at the University of Virginia last year, is 
at his home in Williamston, S. C, owing to the ill state of his health. He 
expects to return next fall, and continue the academic course in that institution. 

Charles H. Green, '85, is spending the winter in Baltimore in the interests of 
the same profession. 

George E. Means, '85, who attended the South Carolina College last session, 
remains at his home in this county, preferring the occupation of Nimrod to Bacon's 
** much weariness of the flesh." 


CHI — Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. 

N. B. Dresback (r). Frank Duduit (A). 


Since the opening of the fall term, Chi has initiated two men. 
They are brothers Sam L. Zurmehly, '87, of Chillicothe, O., and Thomas 
W. Ream, *88, of Somerset, O. The chapter may expect much from 
these new brothers, in both college and fraternity work. 

There are five other faternities represented at the Oh io Wesleyan ; 
namely : Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Beta 
Theta Pi and Phi Kappa Psi. The six fraternities here are in good con- 
dition. Chi Phi has a smaller chapter than her rivals, yet such is our 
desire, as we do not care for the "quantity" without the "quality." 
Fraternity with us means " -5r(?/i4/rA(?(?^.'* The various chapters here 
are on friendly terms, and for the most part sanction an honest rivalry. 
The ** Bijou " is the Fraternity Annual, of which, last year. Brother 
Heiserman was editor-in-chief. 

Fraternity matters are now rather quiet at the O. W. U., and the year's 
work fairly entered upon. The chief event of the term was the Annual 
Reunion and Anniversary Banquet of Chi and Iota at the Park Hotel, 
Columbus, Friday evening, November 7th, on which occasion Brother 
Frank Duduit, '85, acted as " magister epularum^ Many Alumni were 
present, among whom were brothers from old Psi Chapter (Kenyon). It 
is needless to say that all enjoyed themselves, and the familiar old song, 
" Farewell, farewell, dearest brothers," was sung much too soon. 

Chi may justly feel proud that Brother Edward E. Sparks was 
elected editor of the Quarterly, and Brother Heiserman business 
manager, and we entertain no fears as to its continued success under 
their able management. Brother Sparks is also to be congratulated for 
having been chosen Grand Gamma. 

It was the good fortune of one of the brothers recently, to meet 
Brother Independence Grove, G. D., and we would be pleased to enter- 
tain more Chi Phis from other chapters. Our hall is a beauty, having 
been much improved recently. A parlor set of " scarlet and blue " silk 
plush furniture, adds somewhat to its attractiveness ; and it is conceded 


that the hall of Chi of Chi Phi, surpasses all other fraternity halls in 
Delaware in its magnificence. 


Brother Andrew Byers, '74, is a successful lawyer of SpringBeld, Ohio. 

Brother John S. Mumaogh, '75, is now engaged in business in San Francisco. 

Brother Edward E. Cole, Esq., '75, is an attoraey-at-law in Maiysville, Ohio. 

Brother George O. Warrington, '76, is a lawyer of Dayton, Ohio. 

Brother O. C. Williams, '76, is Superintendent of Public Schools at Cadiz, Ohio. 

Brother A. Selders, '77, is Superintendent of Public Schools at Lodi, Ohio. 

Brother Arthur Evans, '77, is a popular physician of Columbus, Ohio. 

Brother Otis Kimball, '77, is President of the Sunbury (O.) National Bank. 

Brother Ed. J. Wheeler, '79, is acquiring quite an extended reputation in the 
literary world. He recently wrote a neat work, entitled " Stories in Rhyme," 
and is a frequent contributor to the hidependent^ Wide Awake and St, Nicholas, 
He is now with Fimk & Wagnalls, 10 and 12 Dey Street, New York City. 
Brother Wheeler was poet at the recent Convention. 

Brother George H. Carter, '80, is proprietor and owner of the largest drug- 
store in Delaware. 

Brother C. £. Flenner, '81, is Superintendent of Public Schools at Hamilton, 

Brother Armstrong, *8i, is practicing medicine at Buchtel, Ohio, and is phy- 
sician and surgeon of C. H. V. and T. R. R. and Mining Company. 

Brothers '* Owens and Butler " are the popular clothiers and gents* furnishers 
in this city. 

GILMORE— BROWN.— Brother Q. A. Gihnore, '81, of Lorain, Ohio, and 
Miss Frank Brown, of Delaware, were married at the home of the bride, Thanks- 
giving Day. Rev. L. D, McCabe, of the O. W. U., officiated. •* Quin " is a young 
lawyer of Elyria, Ohio, wheie the newly married couple will reside. 

Brother Ernest Gunckel, '82, is cashier of the First National Bank of Mid- 
dletown, Ohio. 

Brother E. H. Clare, '83, is Secretary and Treasurer of the Bloom Furnace 
Iron Company, with his office at Portsmouth, Ohio. 

Brother Frank Dumm, '83, is now at his home, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 
engaged in writing poetry and theatrical plays, and playing his guitar and banjo. 


Makried.—OHLER— PAINE.— Brother James Ohler, '84, of lima, Ohio, 
and Miss GaiaPkine, '85, of Hamden, Ohio, were married October 15, 1884, at 
the home of the bride's parents. They are now living at Lima, Ohio, where 
" Jim " is engaged in the practice of law. 

Brother E. E. Rowe, '84, is in the dry goods business at Ptairie du Chien, 

Brother Ellsworth Stroup, ^84, is teaching school at Rome City, Ind. 

Brother Theodore PauUin, '87, is at his home, Jamestown, Ohio. 

Brother Hugh Nichols, '87, is now a member of the Junior Qass in the Cin- 
cinnati Law School. 

Brother Fred. W. Gardner, '88, is at his home, in Cleveland, Ohio. He will 
return and complete his college course in due time. 

OMEGA — Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. 


Geo. S. Ames (r). F. S. Keeper (a). 


The new year opens brightly for us, finding us nine in number, all 
the brothers having returned. Since our last report. Omega has taken 
another son under her sheltering wing ; since then, also, our hall has 
been entirely renovated, among other things, the ceiling having been 
beautifully frescoed, the wood-work repainted, and the windows magnifi- 
cently draped. On Thanksgiving Eve, in accordance with precedent, we 
held a banquet which proved a great success ; among the many Alumni 
present, was Brother John Wetzel, who favored us with his regulation toast. 
Omega has occasion to be, and is, proud of her work during the past 
term, and has no solicitude as to the future. The improvements around 
college are rapidly progressing, the " Scientific Building " and *' Gym- 
nasium " being completed, and the " Memorial Hall " well under way. 

Our infant is Eugene Chaney, '87. 


Brother Cable, '76, is in the West, slaying bears. 

j^rothers W. B., *83, and R. C, '84, Norris, sojourned in Carlisle for a season 
during the holidays. 


Brother Nelson (i") spent several days in Carlisle, tarrying with Brother 

Brother Strawbridge, '83* will soon appear before the public as a " banjoist." 

Brother Kramer, '83, has resigned his professorship at Wilson College. 

Brother Keefer, 85, visited West Point daring the holidays. 

Brother Stevick, '85, skirmished about the country in quest of " pastoral 

Brother Beachly, /86, supported the Hagerstown skating rink, and prepared 
new jokes for the coming season. 

Brother Ames, *86, reveled in New York Gty. 

Brother Zug, '86, devoted his time to strutting about in a plug hat, smoking 
cigarettes, playing billiards and breaking hearts. 

Brother Chaney, '87, basked in the smiles of a Southern belle. 

Brother Bremer, '87, " did '* Philadelphia and C ? 

Brother Ashcroft, '88, beguiled his time by writing tales of love. 

Brother Bamitz, '88, played the " fiddle." 

VAV (Alumni) — Washington, D. C. 

H. H. SouLE (r). J. R. Marshall (a). 


One year has passed since a charter was granted the Washington 
Chapter, and Vav, to say the least, is as flourishing now as she ever was, 
and the boys take just as much ii^terest in the meetings. 

At the annual meeting of the chapter, a new set of officers, to serve 
during the ensuing year, were elected, and duly installed as follows : 
J. R, Marshall (A), R. C. Hyatt (B), H. H. Soule (r), W. H. Fox (A), 
H. R. Burrill (E), Charles L. Hine (Z). 

The Convention, so far as the Washington boys were concerned, 
was a great success, and was highly enjoyed by them, although several 
succeeding days were consumed in recovering from the effects of it, but 
we don't mind a little thing like that. 



Brother Fox (O) is at piesent domtting his piofessioiul skill in the H. D. 
line to the poor, and fixes up the eyes and eais of the afflicted. He leaves for 
New York Qly in March. 

Brother Soule (3) it numing the Stale Department, besides doing a lot of 
litenuy work. 

Brother Bumli (T) is in the agiiciiltunl business ; in other words, is con- 
nected with the Agrlcultunl Deputment. 

Brother Hyatt (P) is deciding the fortune* of inventois in the Patent OfEce by 
either grantii^ or rejecting thrir applications for patcnb, as the lit strikes him. 

Brother Hine (3) is slaving himself to a premaCuie giave in the law businesi. 

Brother Dent (M) is at present attending the show at New Orleans. 

Tlie remaining brothen are, ptesunubly, attending to their own botinei). 

I. S. K. Reeves {t), V. S. N., was here a lew days ago, but hai kft on the 
U. S. S. Fish Hawk for St. John River, Florida. 

official flotiees. 

^o tr>« GffiCMo at^b ?nUntti^ of ^fie ef» Sfkv ^U«»Ui^: 

Owin^ to tFi» <ac^ Hum^ic of Sfii SfvM Mifio wi(t atUni 
thi Sxpuitioit at Slew QtUam, tht. I^tanh Qtpha htu, &ceH 
E«ifua«t«i> to oppomt a ofacc of cc^iiEcotioM 4h that citu tufiicfi- 
shod &e a x^tnbaviloxta, avib Aoa so xatMa!) tfi« office of SSi»>th»« 
fiAa«^ 'W. •Woeb [6]. 3t o »ituatai o» tf>e coih»c of (Samp 
antl ComtHDH Stiaets, bio^oHatti^ oppoMte the iSiti^ 9Cot«l, one 
U^h ftom th» pi>iMCipaf Fiotifs anb Sonof Sttect. Wm bvotfieis 
tvM foiMiK the>HMtu«o accoi{>m^C^. 

l9f>» H««t &>m)e»tio.t wt^ 6e fiifii in Slaw ^i4 Sitij, 
fte^MitUn^ on tde tPiiii ^«S«tsi>aij (1?tfi iatj) of Stouemfctt., 
a.S. £9E3. 

€o(MH«u.Mi<atioMA fot tRo «t3;t Q^ciitc^r^ MiHst fie oeitt not 
fate« ihavt 9*txttaxtf 15tfi. Sclos ace utqe& to iiote tfii» fact. 

•> Chi ■> Yh\ <■ 


officiAU oi«yy* of tH€ chi i^hi aAtaNify. 


Eo. E. Sparks <I), C. B. Heiserman (X), 

OOLUMMua.O. Urbana, o 

/tpril, 1885. 

©Ifte C©fti p^i ^raferi^il^. 

I^rani @fficer«. 

HiHRr STOoiBiuooi Jr.. Bsq '«i. 

68 BT. PAttl.8nt>»r. 


Walter a Lbkevri Ui, 

J\)(( • Q)\ ■ \>\)'i ■ Quarterly. 

VOL. X. APRIL. 1886. No. 2. 

Bv Frank W. Misii, '85, Zeta Chapter. 

Air ; '* Some day we'll wander back agaiti." 


Each evening as we gather 'round 

In friendship's circling tie, 
We'll make our voices loud resound 

With songs to dear Chi Phi : 
But hours spent 'ncath Zeta's rays 

Are passing swiftly by ; 
For fairest flowers are always 

The first to fade and die. 


ril ne'er forget the hours we spent 

In our old chapter halls, 
E'en though by fate I may be sent 

Far from their kindlv walls. 


And when our college days are o'er. 

We'll look back with a sigh, 
To think we'll see those days no more 

Midst brothers in Chi Phi. 
Then visions of our cherished hall 

Will rise before our eyes, 
Bringing back by mem'ry's call 

E'en brothers from the skies. — Cho. 



Reminiscences of the Old Time bv One of the Bovs. 

The mention of" I'si of Kenyon " lo the boys who have felt the hard 
bufTeling of what we used to sing of as the " wide, wide world " lifts the 
heavy folds of the curtain of time, and gives memory a long, fond sweep 
down the avenues of the past lo the days when we thought we " knew it 
all " It has been kicked out of us since by the hob-nailed boot of the 
world, or battered out by the club of unforeseen circumstances ; but still it 
is jolly to look back, and see ourselves as we were. 

Many a time wlihin the ladgc-room. 

Oradown the cinipul-walk, 
'Ncaih ihc in«nlli rifled luTihids, 

Whtli Ihc imok«-»iciilu, blue in beaut) 
Peacefully above ■■•■ curled. 


Hopeful moved our student day-dreami. 

Golden, glorious, bright and gay. 
With a future, grand, it spiring — 

In the vista far away. 
Out across Commencement's portal. 

Proud In Alma Mater — strong — 
Firmly facing life's great unknown. 

Boy-like, how we marched along. 

By and by the cloud- vault deepened, 

As we struggled in the strife. 
Battle-stained in many a conflict 

On the hard-fought field of life. 
Here fond hopes lay crushed and scattercdr- 

There, the little grass-grown mound ; 
Yonder, fond ambition's pillar. 

Broken on the treacherous ground. 

Still we live through toiU and struggles 

'Neath the shafts so swiftly hurled. 
Just the fag-end of" Alumni "— 

Having met " the wide, wide world." 
Through the folds of old times' curtain. 

Call we up the glad days, when 
We could live and hope so bravely — 

Would we might be boys again ! 

The founders of the Psi of Kcnyon College, Gambier, Ohio, were 
John L. (f. Fryer (now deceased), George C. Rafter, T. I). Rafter, W. W. 
Rafter and John T. Protheroe. At the time of the establishment of the 
chapter, there was a decided need felt for an organization which should 
express the true fraternity idea and practice, and which was not to be 
found in the alleged fraternities then existing. There were two sets of 
men seeking fraternity union, one of which united in Chi Phi, while the 
other failed to secure a chapter in the fraternity to which they applied. 
There were also several men who entered college in *6i who were 
pledged to Theta Delta Chi, whose charter had just been withdrawn. 
Most of these went into Chi Phi. 

The knowledge of our fraternity, and its superior advantages, were 
brought to the notice of the seekers after the true light by D. A. Bonnar, 
of the class of '64, Hobart, who had formerly been in Kenyon, and is 
now rector of All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. 
After careful consideration and a long delay, Upsilon Chapter, which 


had decided to keep itself local, and not extend to other colleges, con- 
sented to receive one of our men. In November, 1861, W. W. Rafter, 
who was selected, went to Hobart, and was duly initiated. He returned 
enthtisiastic, and the petition was forwarded with the following as addi- 
tional charter members : Chester Adams, Thaddeus E. Cromlcy, Edward 
D. Moore, Charles S. Tripler and Samuel P. Kelly. 

The charter was granted, and on the 13th of December, 186 1. Hon. 
Edward S. Lawson (now deceased) and Dr. D. P. Jackson, of Upsilon 
Chapter, arrived in Oambier, and on the i6th following, instituted and 
duly organized the Psi Chapter of Chi Phi, initiating on that evening, in 
addition to the above-named charter members, George Ernst, A. Chester 
Moss, and James M. Viers. 

It was a night long to be remembered. Brother Jackson, under date 
of February 27, 1885, in kindly furnishing data for this sketch, writes: 
*' The memory of the occasion is as fresh in my mind as it was on the 
day of its occurrence, and the noble hospitality of the brethren will never 
be forgotten by me." 

The night was as dark as we could wish it. As it was known that 
strangers were " on the hill," everybody was on the qui vive to know 
where we were to meet and what we were to be. Only a few of our men 
knew where the Lodge was located, and to this day only the special 
committee know how the handsome and complete furniture and para- 
phernalia were ever procured and transported thither. 

We started out each alone, in different directions, at different hours 
during the afternoon and evening, to avoid the careful espionage u|>on 
us, and met in twos and then in fours, at remote points in the outlying 
country, and from thence worked into the Lodge, which was only a little 
over a mile from the College. Some of us led our spy followers miles 
across fields, and left them bewildered in ditches or in the woods. By nine 
o'clock every man had eluded his pursuers, and was safely lodged at the 
hall, which was located on the upper floor of a large farm-house at the 
crossing of two well-traveled roads. 

Its very publicity was its security, and so carefully was the secret 
guarded that our location was not known for a long time ; and so care- 
fully was the secrecy maintained, that two groups of the chapter were 
photographed one afternoon in the woods near the College, without a soul 
knowing anything of it until the pictures appeared in the members* rooms. 


There, in that upper room, long to be remembered and never to be 
fmrgotten, were formed ties which are indissoluble, and bind to-day as 
strongly as they did in their fresh, youthful glow and earnestness ; for 
while men of other fraternities have dropped their allegiance at Com- 
mencement's portal, it is an impossibility, in these long after years, to 
meet a Chi Phi an^nvhere who is not as loyal as of yore, and still pre- 
serves his badge and gladly declares fealty to the "Scarlet and Blue." 

The history of Psi, though short, was an eventful one. She com- 
menced with as promising a future as any chapter could, and initiated, 
during her existence, some of the brightest men in college, all of whom 
have been successful in the world ; but, owing to the war which burst 
upon the country at that time, and took some of her sons to the front, and 
the sudden decline of the college, there were but few left, and only scat- 
tered ranks to recruit from Sooner than carry a weak, struggling 
chapter, the charter was surrendered a few years after, having initiated 
about twenty men. But while Psi existed, the strongest feeling of fra- 
ternity was maintained, and all were literally one in the united brother- 
hood. ^ 

Although the chapter, in name, is a glory of the past, yet each 
member to-day feels that he has never withdrawn, and watches, with 
interest, the career of each one of the coterie of old. Three of them have 
gone to their last account, leaving a good record behind them, and the 
rest are scattered abroad among the enterprising fields of the country. 

Of the whereabouts of those who are residing in the Eastern States 
the readers of the Quarterly are familiar through the Personals, so it is 
only necessary to refer to those who have followed the star of empire. 

Rev. George C. Rafter is located at Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, 
as rector of the leading parish in the jurisdiction, and is one of the 
Commissioners of the New Orleans Exposition. 

The Rev. John T. Protheroe is married, and located atGreely, Colo- 
rado, where he is doing valiant missionary work under great privations 

Charles S. Tripler is in business some where in California. He was 
in the San Francisco Post-office under the late administration. 

In the winter of 187 1, the writer, on a lonely six days* journey on 
horseback, was compelled to cross a forty-five-mile alkali desert, upon 
which solitary journey he did not see a house, tree, fence or human 
being ; and encountered two snow-storms en route. Weary and worn, he 


arrived at night at a ranch on Hot Creek, having a comfortable house 
and stable, and never did an oasis look more inviting to a thoroughly 
dejected and disgusted wayfarer. It was the prettiest spot he had ever 
seen, and his heart was gladdened witl| the promise of rest and refresh- 
ment. But judge of his surprise, delight and unbounded joy, when he 
found the owner of that ranch, who tendered him the hospitality of his 
home, to be George Ernst, Chi Phi of Psi of Kenyon. 

Perhaps there was not a glad Psi reunion there that night on the 
far-away Nevada deserts. That night long to be remembered was 
remembered again, and the old times brought up, and the old boys 
mentioned, every one, and it was several days before that Chi Phi con- 
vention closed its happy session. George is still living in Nevada, and is 
one of the leading citizens of Nye County, having held the offices of 
County Surveyor, County Recorder and Auditor, member of the Legis- 
lature, and came within a few votes of being elected Surveyor-General 
of the State. His address is Belmont, Nye County. 

S. P. Kelly has been successively missionary in Nevada, State Super- 
intendent of Public Instruction, and connected with several newspapers. 
His address is 415 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Such, in brief, is the history of Psi of Kenyon, but her true history 
can never be written. Her influence in love, tenderness, helpful charity, 
in a word, all that fraternity can mean, has been accomplished in her as 
an integral part of what we all, and only, know as represented in that 
undying symbol Chi Phi, and has been sent broadcast over the land, 
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, in a bond as true as truth and as power- 
ful as life. 

All hail, ye wandering sons of Psi ! 
'Tis grand to know she could not die 

In all these years ; 
Strong in the mystery of Chi, 
Unbroken 'neath the living Phi, 

She still appears. 




Hallo, old man ! Come right in. 

Take a seat and have a light. 
I'm sitting here, beside the fire, 

Being a boy again to-night. 

Too old ? Well, yes ! Tm not so young ; 

But mem'ry has a wonderful way 
Of rolling the pond'rous weight of time 

Away from the door of the yesterday. 

I've thought of the times we used to have, 

And of the pleasure we would see 
With pipe, and story, and college joke, 

Back in the years of 'sixty-three. 

And there's the Frat! Wer'n't we proud 
The day we founded the chapter new. 

And showed to the astonished gaze of all 
The pins and colors, Scarlet and Blue ? 

And don't you remember the little house 
Two miles beyond the village bounds, 

Where we secretly met, at dead of night, 
Carefully suppressing every sound. 

Until, returning through the fields. 

Released from every anxious care. 
We scattered " Gather " and " Gloria " 

Around o'er all the evening air ? 

Let's see ! who made that cherry-bounce, — 

The "Infant," "Nosey," "Eddie" or "Floss"? 

Or who stole the " Duke's " enormous pipe. 

Which caused him for days to mourn his loss ? 


Twas true the chapter didn't live long. 

For we shouldered our guns and marched away 

Down to the land of shot and shell. 

Where men were set in deadly array. 

Do you know Fve counted them up to-night. 

And of that happy twenty-five. 
Scattered abroad through all the land, 

I know of barely twelve alive. 

Ah, well ! tempus fugits, so they say ; 

Yet when I think of those gay days 
I'd like to be a boy again. 

And follow all our boyish ways. 

It may have been foolish to wear a badge. 
To have queer words and grip of hands ; 

To meet in secret, and love some ribbons. 

And place a stranger where a brother stands. 

Yet do you know to-night, old man. 

There's something about it, after all ; 

Something which bound us to one another. 
Which after life can ne'er recall. 

I've thought it all over to-night, old man, 
There's not a whit of regret remains. 

And were I anew on life's fair journey, 
I'd do the same thing right over again. 

So let's fill a bumper to the ne'er forgotten 

(We'd give a million to see 'em — wouldn't we ?) 

Here's a Chi Phi health to college friendship, 
And the dear old boys of 'sixty-three. 



0peH Lsefefeeps. 


The notice of a place of registration at New Orleans for all Chi Phis, 
appeared in the Quarterly too late to benefit those who came prior to 
the last six weeks, yet No. 25 Camp Street has witnessed several reunions 
which made the walls fairly shake. Only those who are absent from 
college and from each other many years, can estimate the enjoyment 
felt in again seeing familiar faces and giving the mystic hand pressure. 

Among those whose names first appear on the roll is William A. 
Aycrigg (9) of Passaic, New Jersey. He was soon followed by Enrique 
Touccda(G) of Matanzas, Cuba. Brothers M. C. Beard and Edward Dent 
well represented the new Mu at Stevens. A jolly crowd from Theta 
consisted of brothers W. H. Hassinger, Ben. A. Stribling, and A. J. 
Norris. They remained some time, and had an enjoyable time if any 
one did. Brother T. Fred Carter {-¥) was here for several weeks on the 
United States steamer "Galena," with which he is connected. 

We were all delighted to learn from Brother M. L. Zweizig (B), so 
well known in connection with the Quarterly, that he would arrive 
about March 15th. Some of the Iota boys have also signified their inten- 
tion of being here in the spring vacation. 

Necessarily, in a city so large as New Orleans, and in its present 
crowded condition, with so many sights to see, there will be Chi Phis in 
the city who will not find their way to No. 25 Camp Street. Yet many have 
done so, and we trust to see many more before the Exposition closes. 
With regards to all, I am 

Yours in the bonds, 

C. W. WOOD (e). 

New Orleans, La., March 3, 188$. 



Your favor of recent date asking suggestions for improvement in 
present system of alumni chapters is at hand. In replying, I would state 
that the present system, in my estimation, is doing all that is possible to 
be done. Of course, we have none of the combinations of college and 
fraternity interests incident to life in so-called active chapters. Probably 
no three members of any alumni chapters have business or social ties of 
any kind. After meeting once a month, we disperse to see each other 
probably not until the next meeting night. The moving cause of enthu- 
siasm in fraternity life is association with one another, and of this we are 
necessarily largely deprived. 

Hence I say we need not expect too much of alumni organizations. 
At present they are thriving and well fulfilling the purpose for which they 
were formed. The members in any one chapter are too few to make pos- 
sible an organization after the manner of metropolitan clubs; not to 
mention the difficulty interposed by divers social ties. I think the mem- 
bership of an Alumni chapter too heterogeneous to give grounds for 
expectations of good from the addition of a literary department. 

One or two things I would suggest for consideration, leaving out of 
consideration my views as to their entire efficacy to the desired end. 

Make the Alumni chapters a known quantity in the government of 
the fraternity, equal in power to active chapters. Then I would mention 
{1 cannot say advise, for I do so with too much hesitation) the possibility 
of gt)od accruing from a special ritual for Alumni chapters ; establish, in 
fact, a higher degree in the fraternity, a thing to be desired by and free to 
all X * Alumni. This might at least add some interest to the meet- 
ings, and introduce an active element which they now lack. 

I am aware that the latter remedy is heroic, and will meet with much 
disapproval ; but I can think of no better plan, and would be glad to hear 
from any one who can suggest one. 

Yours respectfully and fraternally, 


Washington, D. C, Feb. 28, 1885. 

WfOl^lAL Jl^fAl^tn(Nt. 

It had been the pleasant expectation of the editor to make an 
announcement in this number which would have been highly gratifying 
to every Chi Phi. However, the plan has not quite matured, and any 
public notice must be postponed until the next number. Later. — Beta 
Deuteron Chapter of Chi Phi was "swung" at Harvard University. 
Thursday, March 26, 1885. 

The subject of fraternity extension is one which has occupied the 
minds and pens of the best writers in our organization, Several years 
since the subject was given especial attention, both in the official publi- 
cation and in the conventions. The promised land was held up to view 
with the alarming spectacle of its being rapidly occupied by other aspi- 
rants. Chi Phi was pictured as falling behind unless some of this fertile 
land were seized. The result was the addition of several new chapters 
within a few years. The new material, for the most part, has proven 
itself to have been wisely selected. New blood was infused, and the 
fraternal pulse beat all the more healthily. Yet, in such times of rapid 
increase and consequent excitement, we frequently do things which the 
reflection of cooler times would prevent. The establishment of a chapter 
is a matter of grave import, and not one to be settled in the rush of desire 
for supremacy. Quality rather than quantity has always been the tacit 
watchword of Chi Phi. Chapters are born, and chapters die. Yet such 
commonplace philosophy does not warrant the creation of a being whose 
natural surroundings plainly destine it for a premature grave. An ortho- 
ceras may not have bpen discommoded by dragging around a super- 
abundance of empty sections, but an active fraternity cannot carry too 
many dead chapters with it. 

Some of the chapters of Chi Phi, now numbered with the past, were 
among the noblest she has ever seen. They held the patrician blood 
of the race. Far be it from the writer to cast a reflection upon them, or 
question the causes of their decay. Yet he does protest against this 
voluntary placing an albatross about the neck of the fraternity. We 
cannot aflbrd to indulge in experiments. We want permanent, not tem- 
porary features. If a petition be presented, the character of the sur- 


roundings should be carefully investigated, the chances of its death and 
not the chances of its life, weighed, and every precaution taken lest it be 
a meteoric affair, more remarkable for its brilliancy than for its duration. 
The best chapters in the best colleges is the only safe standard. 
What matters it though we had an hundred chapters "extending in an 
unbroken line from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to 
the Gulf," if we were represented in cross-road institutions, (God save the 
mark !) or had a straggling number from year to year who presented too 
poor a mark for even the arrows of death ? With the present chapters 
and their location, the fraternity can be nearly satisfied. That there are 
other desirable locations, none will deny. Yet, in selecting these, let us 
put aside everything pertaining to an experiment, and build only on 
what is known to be a lasting foundation. 

The official notice from the Grand Zeta should receive careful atten- 
tion. He has given much thought to the successful completion of his 
work, and has mapped out an excellent plan for pursuing investigations. 
He should have not only the good-will, but the active assistance, of every 
member who is desirous of placing our records in a permanent form, and 
one which will be of use to us and to our successors. His present work 
has the official sanction of the Convention, aside from the general author- 
ity of his office. Give him his due share of your time. 

From a communication written by the Zeta of Alpha Chapter, it 

would appear that the recent Open Letter to the Zetas has been in some 
instances misconstrued into an attack upon the character of their work, 
or upon themselves as individuals. The spirit in which the letter was 
written was kind, brotherly and charitable. The sole object was the 
throwing out of a few suggestions whereby the work might be facilitated. 
No statements or even insinuations were made that the past work of the 
Zetas had not been performed in a creditable manner. On the contrary^ 
the October number contained a just tribute to the excellent work of 
these men. If the writer was too severe in any particular, it was in regard 
to the delay in sending reports. He feels that the perfection of work for 
which we are striving, the close connection between Alumni and active 
chapters, and, above all, the will of the fraternity in establishing the 
especial office of Zeta, require a letter from every chapter in each num- 
ber of the Quarterly. No especial reference was intended to any 


chapter which was not represented in the January number. Emergencies 
frequently arise which absolutely prohibit the fulfillment of obligations. 
Yet the seed sown in the Open Letter has yielded a harvest much sooner 
than anticipated. The present reports are better, it is safe to say, than 
those of any preceding number. Only four applications had to be made 
a second time in securing communications for this number, where fifteen 
such demands were necessary in preparing the January number. If any 
feel aggrieved, let them be pacified by taking the suggestions in the true 
spirit in which they were written. 

The writing from Brother Rodgers has been delayed by his unex- 
pected departure for Japan. We hope to have it for publication in the 
July number. 

The Literary Department of the Quarterly was established in con- 
formity to a wish expressed by the Albany convention. It solicits contri- 
butions from any brother upon any topic, provided only that they concern 
the fraternity. Nearly ever>' man has some reminiscences, early history, 
comments or suggestions, which would not require much time to write out, 
and yet would prove of much interest to the readers. Let it be under- 
stood that the Quarterly was established, not for the editor, but for the 
use of the fraternity. 

The business manager reports an encouraging outlook. The Zetas 
are in many instances assisting him by personal solicitation. Let the 
good work go on. 

In a private letter, a brother calls attention to the fact that we are too 
sensitive about calling upon a stranger brother. He says that he has 
lived in a small city, and has frequently heard of Chi Phis having been 
there, but few have called upon him. Necessarily, a man might be in a 
city many times, and not know of the members resident there unless 
his business caused him to call upon them. Two remedies may be found 
for this : One is the badge ; and the other, the catalogue. One brother, 
who is a travehng man, says that he carries his catalogue with him as 
carefully as his order-book, and uses his spare moments in hunting up 
Chi Phis. He says he never fails of securing a hearty welcome. During 
1883 he met seventy-five brothers, and in 1884 he found one hundred 
and eighteen. When we know that a hearty hand-grip and welcome 
awaits us, let us not be so chary of making ourselves known. 

KHkKi ^(^AKtn^Nf. 

The Transcript (Ohio Wesleyan University) says : "It is rumored 
that Sigma Chi and Alpha Tau Omega are about to enter the Ohio Wes- 

In a recent communication to the Alumni of Amherst, President 
Seelye says: "The society houses present in all respects a desirable 
feature in our college life. They are well managed. The students who 
occupy them are careful and orderly. No houses in the village are more 
attractive, and ho household conducted with more propriety. The general 
tone of the college is such that any society which should tolerate dis- 
orderly or demoralizing ways, would lose not only its good name, but its 
position and power in the college. So long as the moral sentiment of 
the college remains as it is, the healthy rivalry for college influence will 
require every society to be on the side of good order. If any member of 
^ society has bad habits, his society, instead of favoring these, is likely 
to prove one of the strongest agencies in their removal. We find, there- 
fore, that the actual influence of the societies is salutary. The cost of 
erecting the society houses being largely sustained by the Alumni, the 
students, who occupy them, are furnished with rooms at a reasonable 
expense to themselves." The society houses are those of Psi Upsilon, 
Chi Phi, Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Chi Psi, Delta Upsilon, 
and Beta Theta Pi. 

The New York Alumni of Delta Kappa Epsilon recently gave a 
supper, which was attended by over two hundred members. It is pro- 
posed to form a permanent club. 

Beta Theta Pi is said to have withdrawn from the University of 

Chi Psis who contemplate attending the New Orleans Expos»<tion will 
go April 2d, when it is proposed to hold a reunion and banquet. 

The Delta Tau Delta Crescent says : ''The Chi Phi Quarterly for 
January, which is No. i of Volume X., appears in a new dress, much in 
the old style, however, and, in our humble opinion, not much improved. 


LXaLPHA — University of Virginia, Va. 

J. B. Minor (r). R. M. Ward (A). 


On the twenty-seventh of this month (February) Alpha had her 
twenty-fifth annual banquet ; and a most enjoyable occasion it was. The 
sole drawback to the entire success of the entertainment consisted in the 
fact, that only two of the many Alumni brethren whom we had invited 
found it possible to be present. We had hoped to have seen them 
coming down from Baltimore, Washington and Warrenton, up from 
Richmond and Norfolk, and across from Staunton. 

Among others, whose absence we regretted, was Brother Glasscock, 
Co ngressman-at- Large from California, whose company we found so 
agreeable at our banquet last year. But the good-fellowbhip and con- 
viviality of Brother Alec Guigon and Brother Dr. Dabncy, who did 
attend, went far towards comforting us for the absent ones. 

On the night before our banquet we initiated Charles Himel, from 
Louisiana, and were, consequently, in the very best of spirits imaginable 
on the following evening. This valuable addition to our number brings 
our roll-call up to ten names, tried and true — " a little folk, but exceeding 

Promptly at ten o'clock hacks bore us to the banquet hall " down 
town," and in a few moments we were seated around the festive board — 
twelve happy and loving hearts. After the discussion of quite an elabo- 
rate menu, with appropriate wme courses, champagne and toasts were in 
order. These, interspersed with song, were given and responded to as 
follows : 


Chi Phi. — Daniel B. Henderson. 

Strange that a harp of thousand strings 
Should keep in tune so long. 

Our Colors. — ^W. D. Dabney. 

Chi Phi ! Chi Phi ! Scarlet and blue. 


Alpha. — Robert M. Ward. 

With hands and hearts united, 
To her we fondly bow. 

Our Goats. — Alfred H. Byrd. 

My bottle is my holy pool 
That heals the wounds o' care an' dool ; 
And pleasure is a wanton trout— 
An' ye drink it dty, ye'll find him out. 

Our Alumni. — A. B. Guigon. 

I count myself in nothing else so happy 
As in a bowl remembering my good friends. 

Our Dead. — 

I hold it true whate'cr befall, 

I feel it when I sorrow most, 

'Tis better to have loved and lost. 
Than never to have loved at all. 

The Ladies. — Arthur Lefcvre. 

A guardian angel o'er his life presiding, 
Doubling his pleasures, and his cares dividing. 

It is scarcely necessary to remark that the efforts of all the brethren 
responding were most happy and well received. Brother Byrd, in 
responding to " Our Goats," was conspicuously so. He hesitated, he 
said, whether to respond to the toast or the sentiment, but deemed that 
a few words on each subject might not be amiss. He animadverted 
upon how studious and sober the goats were, saying that Brother H. did 
the studying and he the "sobriety acL" Inasmuch as we neglected 
to secure the services of a stenographer for the occasion, the remainder 
of Brother Byrd's speech, however dcei)ly sunken into the full hearts of 
his hearers, must, I fear, be forever lost to posterity. 

Brother Ward, who presided at the head of the board, and offered 
the toasts, did the honors of the evening most gracefully. 

In regard to other matters, Alpha has only "AH well" to report. 
But, because she has little news to tell, it must not be inferred that she is 
not prospering. Within and without she still flourisheth, and the star of 
her destiny still appears in the zenith. I doubt whether there was ever 
a time when her internal unity and accord were so entirely perfect and 
enjoyable as now, or when her external position was relatively more 



Archie Stuart. '76. It was stated in a recent issue of the Quarterly that 
Brother Archie Stuart was engaged in the real-estate business in St. Paul, Minn., 
but he has since returned to his home in Staunton, Va., on account of his health. 
He is now seriously ill. He has Alpha's most affectionate solicitude. 

W. G. Bibb, '82, is still in Europe. He will probably return next June, 
when we hope once more to see our Lancelot. Brother Bibb's tour has been 
extensive, and, of course, most enjoyable." After seeing England, Ireland andScot- 
land," he writes, *' I essayed the poetr)- of the carriole in Norway ; then 
through Sweden and Denmark on to Russia, whence I worked my way as far 
south as Vienna, visiting, in the meantime, Berlin, Dresden, Munich and many 
other cities that one finds marked with a star in the guide-books." At the date of 
our last information, " I^nny " was in the gay French capital. 

It was with much concern that we noted in one of Sigma's personals, in the 
last issue of the Quarterly, that Brother James X. Anderson (2), who was with 
us last year, is at present suffering; from ill health. We hope his sickness is but 
transient, and that next fall will Nce htm once more among us. 

GAMMA — Kmory Collkge, Oxford, Ga. 

B. B. McLain (F). W. S. Braxham (a). 


Since our last communication we have been working hard to secure 
some members at the opening of the spring term. There was at the 
opening of the spring term quite a number of "new boys." However, 
out of the number of new boys, there were few whom we thought eligible 
to our order. The boys who came in at tlie opening of the spring term 
were mostly members of the lower classes — not more than one or two 
juniors entering college. However, since our last communication, we 
have made three worthy additions to our number, in the persons of 
brothers C. H. Lovejoy, '87. and W. R. Dillard, '87. and F. G. Webb, '89. 
We have now a strong club, and are as flourishing as we have ever been. 
We are especially strong in the Sophomore Class, having fourteen mem- 
bers in that class. 

We realize that if we hope to give Gamma a place which she can 
retain in the future, wc must all unite ourselves in earnest work. 


Through the efforts of the late President of the College, Dr. Hay- 
good, $25,000 has been given to the college for the purpose of founding 
a technological department This feature of education has long been 
needed here, and will prove a valuable addition to the educational facili- 
ties of the college. It will supply a long-felt want. 

Party spirit has been running high since the spring term opened, 
and especially is this spirit manifested at the elections in the two literary 

On the 1 2th instant the Seniors held their annual class tree exercises. 
During the day there was a very heavy snowfall, for this section, and, there- 
fore the exercises were held in the college chapel. Gamma was repre- 
sented in the exercises by Brother William S. Branham, the class poet. 
One of the features of the occasion was the class song, words and music 
composed by a member of the Senior Class, and altogether the class tree 
exercises proved a delightful occasion. 

On P'riday night of Christmas the club partook of a most delightful 
oyster supper at the residence of Mr. J. S. Stewart, of this place. 

We now have weekly instead of semi-monthly meetings, and are 
much benefited thereby, inasmuch as it brings us together oftcner, and 
much strengthens the bonds that bind us together. 

Wc now practise our members in declamation more than ever 
before, especially our Sophomore members, and hope, nay, expeci, to 
carry off a goodly number of the fifteen speakers' places in the Sopho- 
more Class. When we start to solicit a man we solicit him, and were never 
dilatory in our movements. We have elected and initiated two men in 
one night, thereby showing; our activity. 

Brother W. R. Johnston, who received medal for best declamation at 
Commencement has been elected Junior Respondent to the valedictory 
from the Senior Class, at the spring term public debate of the Fiew 
Society, a position he is well qualified to fill. 

Judging from the last issue of the Quarterlv, we predict for it a 
bright success under the present management. Under the present state 
of things at this college. Gammas must, necessarily look out for herself, 
but in our political actions in the workings of college politics, we say 
.with Brother Wheeler, " Whatever our party, whoever our men, we are 
all for Chi Phi." 



W. R. Branham, Jr., '69, is Presiding Elder, Choctaw District, Indian Mis- 
sion Conference, I. T. 

J. £. Wooten, '79, is practicing law at Savannah, Ga. 

Brother J. S. Stewart, Jr., '83, has a prosperous school at Cave Spring, Ga. 

W. M. Grogan, '84, is editing a newspaper at Elberton, Ga. 

Brother J. P. Wall, '86, on account of illness, was compelled to leave college. 
We hope to see him next term. 

Brother H. S. Jones, '87, who left here to go to Athens University, has been 
elected spring term debater at one of the literary societies. 

Brother Ed. Cook, *88, who returned to college at the opening of the spring 
term, was compelled to leave again on account of the illness of his father. 

Brother F. L. Florence, who has returned to college, enters the Sophomore 

3fn Utentoriam* 


Died at Macon, Ga., 1884, Stephen E. Peterson, in the twenty-third year of his age. 

Brother Peterson was born in Burke County, Ga., December 98. i86i,and entered the 

Freshman Class of Emory College, in 1878. He graduated in 1882, and during his college 

conrse took a good stand in his cl.nss, securing a speaker's place Sophomore, Junior and Senior 

years. He was kind-hearted and s0ci.1l, affable in hi<s manners, and very popular in college. 

He was an enthusiastic Chi Phi, and manifested a Hv«rly interest in the welfare of the fraternity. 

After his graduation he was eni;agcd for about a year in the lumber business, but left this to 

accept a place in the tobacco hou^^e of R. L. Oliver & Co., at Macon, Ga., where he was at the 

time of his death. It was sometime after Brother Peterson's death, before Gamma Chapter 

received reliable information of the sad oecurrencc; and, hence, her delay in taking action in 

regard to the matter. At the last meeting of the Chapter, the following Resolutions were 

adopted : 

Hall of Gamma Chapter op Chi Piti, 

Emory College, December, 1884. 

Whbkbas, in the order of Providence, our beloved brother, Stephen E. Peterson, has been 
taken from us by the hand of death, be it 

Rtsoivtdf That, whilst giving expression to our sorrow at his loss, we submissively bow to 
the wdl of an all-wise God, " who docth all ihinRS well." 

Rtsoivedy That in the death of our brother we have lost from our band an earnest, true and 
loyal member. 

Rtsolved, That in token of our regard for our deceased brother, we extend our heartfelt 
sympathy to his bereaved family. 

Resolved f That a copy of these Resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, and that 

the Resolutions he also published in the Cm Phi Quarterly. 

Capers Dickson, 

B. B. McLain, 

J. P. Wall, 



DELTA — Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J. 

R. A. Learned (r). W. W. Batchelder (A). 


Another term has rolled away, and Delta still pursues the even tenor 
of her ways. Her course has been uneventful, and it becomes the duty 
of the Zeta to record but little of interest to our sister chapters. 

Brother Hart holds the position of senior editor of the Targum, and 
Brother Stoddart has been elected his successor. Brother Stoddart holds 
also the business managership of the Scarlet Letter and the Glee Club 
and Brother Learned is manager of the newly organized Polo Club. 
This gives us, with only eight men, a total of ten of the most prominent 
offices in college, or more than are held by any other five fraternities 

During the vacation, brothers Batchelder and Strickland paid a 
visit to the Theta brothers, and brought back glowing reports of their 
entertainment. We have already commenced work for next year's 
campaign, and several preps are " on the string." 


Seymour R, Smith, '68, is a prominent citizen of Waterloo, N. J. 

•Thomas M. Trego, '70, has a very extensive medical practice at Albany, 
N. Y. 

James Bishop, Jr., '70, and Otis Tiflany, '71, have been appointed jiay- 
masters on the United States ship Nina. 

Manin T. Merchant, '77, is in the (Icol. Station at Sandy Hook. 
Seymour M. I^ry, '78, is proprietor of the New York and Paterson Express 
line, and is doing a very extensive business. 

John Hull MacLean, '78, wa.^ in town recently for a few days. 

William R. Stanbery, '79, was in town and made us a call recently. Let 
some more brothers go and do likewise. 

Charles N. Ironside, '81, paid a visit to Brother G. B. Fielder, '81, and came 
to one of our meetings lately. 

Alfred F. Skinner, '83, has been compelled to suspend his law studies on 
account of trouble with his eyes. 


Fred P. Hill, '83, is with the firm of McKim, Mead & White, architects, 
New York City. 

William H. Luster, '84, is employed as draughtsman on the State Geological 

Ralph Strickland, Jr., '87, is in business at his home in Albany, N. Y. 

ZETA — Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

George E. Ifft (r). J. C. Leiter (a). 


The winter term opened with Zeta in a most flourishing condition as 
regards both quality and quantity of her men. We have added one more 
brother to our band, namely, J. R. Kiuffman, '86, Sunbury, Pa., — making 
our number eleven. 

The fraternities at Franklin and Marshall have everything their own 
way. At a recent election of Class Day officers, by the Senior Class, every 
man elected was a fraternity man, Chi Phi succeeding in getting two 
positions, — ^John Keiser being elected Master of Ceremonies ; and L. A. 
Salade, Presentation Orator. 

At the class election of '86 for the Junior oratorical contest, Brother 
Eaby was elected one of the contestants. 


H. X. Howell, '72, is chief of the l^ncaster Fire Department. At a recent 
fire in the heart of the city, his prompt action received for him the hearty praises 
of everybody. 

A. F. Shenk. '72, is a prominent candidate for County Solicitor of Lancaster 

Herbert M. Higbec, '86, who was compelled to leave college on account of 
his health, is now recuperating at Vasalia, California. 

G. M. Hoover, '88, has returned to college, having been called home on 
account of the illness of his father. 


ETA — ^University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 

J. W. Grant (r). E. M. Mitchell (A). 


The opening of our college after the holidays brought back all of 
Eta's faithful band with a fresh determination to push on still farther 
the work already begun. Since then, we have made two valuable addi- 
tions to our club, now increasing the number of our men to seventeen. 

Brothers H. S. Jones, of Columbus, (xa., and W. J. Milner, of New 
Castle, Ala., have cast their lot with us. Brother Jones has already been 
introduced to the brotherhood, as he joined the "Kiffics" at Emory 
College, in '82. Brother Milner is a brother of " Mike " Milner, of '83, 
and we take pleasure in introducing him to the brotherhood, as one well 
worthy to wear the scarlet and blue. Brother Jones has already entered 
the lists of college honors with success, as he and Brother W. M. Cobb 
have both been elected to Spring Debate in the Phi Kappa Society. 

Our invincible little " midget," Pope Barrow, Jr., will also rouse the 
natives with his eloquence among the Spring Debaters of the Demos- 
thenian Societv. 

Brother John \V. (irant, who so highly distinguished himself last 
year as Spring Debater, has agnin c«)me off victorious as one of the 
champi(;n debaters of the Phi Kappa Society. 

Kta still holds her own among those who will receive honors next 
Commencement, and bids f;iir to come off with a larger number of 
honors than ever before. 


lion. Kmory Speer, '67, has been appointed Judge of the United States 
Court for the South-eastern District of Georgia. 

Hon. N. E. Harris, '70, is now one of the leading members of the State 
I legislature. 

V. H. Milburn and C. A. Niles, '73, made us a .short visit not long since. 

J. C. Hart, '75, is now a prominent member of the State Legislature. 

George Hodgson, '76, is now connected with O'Farrel, Hodgson & Co. 
Athens, Ga., one of the largest wholesale firms in the State. 


K. G. Taylor, '76, has been very ill with pneumonia, but is now better, and 
we hope soon to again see his smiling face on the streets of Athens. 

G. J. Orr, Jr., '80, is now principal of a High School in Axnericus, Ga. 

H. V. Washington, '82, is now a prominent young lawyer in Macon, Ga. 

J. G. Walker, '84, has now charge of some extensive mines near Chihuahua 

F. C. Block, *86y has gone home to remain a few weeks on account of 

Howell Cobb, '87, who was here last year, is now attending college at 
Marion, Ala. 

Brothers Mitchell anc^ Slaton have been elected to the editorial staff of our 
University Magazine, 

THETA — Renssfxaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. 

Ben a. Stribling (F). Wm. H. Hassinger (A). 


Theta has been increased by the addition of two plain, unassuming 
men this term, Ed. I. Bowen, '88, of New York, and William V. Gallery, 
'86, of Allegheny City, Pa. We trust your contemporaries will not object 
to our description of the new members. 

William A. Aycrig^, '84, who has been traveling for his health dur- 
ing the past four months, paid us a sliort visit recently ; and during his 
short stay Brother Aycrigg demonstrated his ability to stand on rollers at 
the skating rink, with a man on each side to hold him up. Baldy intends 
to return to his adopted home at Omaha, Neb., early in March. The 
roses don't bloom in Passaic for Baldy now, we know, because we were 
there and saw the last rose ere it faded — from our view 

The Open Letter to the chapter Zetas is to the point, but this Zeta has 
his doubts as to whether the writer has " ever been there," to use a slang 
expression. This particular Zeta has wasted about four hours five 
minutes and twelve seconds trying to say something, but so far has not 
accomplished much ; but while at it, he will remark that it struck him as 
being rather ludicrous to search the dififerent chapters* news through in 
last number, and find that four chapters were pursuing the " even tenor of 


their way.*' Say, brother Zetas, it is about time to pension that expres- 
sion, label it, and put it on the shelf, alongside of " Great scows run in the 
same canal." Perhaps when your own sons arise to the important dignity 
of quill-driver for a chapter, they can take it down, together with the afore- 
said "Great scows," etc., and apply once to the pages of the 
Quarterly, but not all at the same time. One application will be quite 
sufficient even at that distant time. 

Brother Touceda, '85, has returned from his vacation, during which 
he visited his family in Cuba, shot alligators in Florida, smoked Key 
West cigars, drank Mississippi River water with Brother Charles Wood 
in New Orleans, and visited the Cotton Exposition. 

An effort is being made at the Institute to publish a monthly paper 
called the Polytechnic. It is the aim of its projectors to make it wholly 
non-partisan in character. It is doubtful if this can be done as the Insti- 
tute has been divided, for nearly two years, into two factions, each of 
which seems bound to prevent the other from holding any position what- 
ever. It is proposed to have two editors from each of the three upper 
classes, and one from the Freshman Class. 

Brother Hassingcr has been offered an editorship to represent the 
class of '85. 

Brothers Hassinger, Stribling and Norris, represented the Institute 
at the New Orleans Exposition. They were absent from here about ten 
days, four of them being spent in New Orleans, which is Brother 
Hassinger's home. 

Brothers Norris and Strililing were met there by their mothers, and 
we imagine the brothers behaved very well, and kept their noses clean. 

We are sorry to hear that Brother Grove, '82, had his hand severely 
-^rushed, not long ago, in the Youngstown rolling-mill. 

The Freshman Class of the R. P. I. had their sleigh-ride and supper 
in Albany the first week in February. They were met in the Albany 
suburbs by the Sophomores. A running fight occurred, in which the 
police were victorious. 


Charles II. Ledlie, '83, was married on February loth to Miss Elizabeth 
Lucas, of St. Louis. 


T. A. Brown, '83, has forsaken engineering. *• Taby '* is the head of a 
wholesale tobacco house in Elmira, N. V. 

J. C. Halsted, '83, was called home recently to perform the sad duty of bury- 
ing his mother. Brother Halsted is still in Waterloo, N. Y. 

Brother Steere, '85, Cornell, has left that institution, and is at present in 
Albany. N. Y. 

IOTA — Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 


W. B. Smith (F). J. F. Firestone (a). 


Different events have kept Iota awake since the beginning of the 
term, and driven off the usual drowsiness of the \\inter season. Whether 
• our agitations have had sufficient cause, the results, of course, will show. 
Let us inflict upon you, readers, a few of the events which have occupied 
our attention, and which we hope you will not consider the infant's wail 
for attention. 

Two brothers have increased our chapter roll since the last issue ; 
and if congratulations were not immodest,, we would surely congratulate 
ourselves upon receiving brothers W. P. Bcntley, '85, and J. H. 
Dyer, '88, into our chapter. Our number, thirteen, is now second among 
the fraternities of O. S. U. Phi Gamma Delta has sixteen members ; 
Phi Kappa Psi, ten ; Phi Delta Theta, nine ; and Sigma Chi, eleven. 
Phi Kappa Psi has heretofore been one of our strongest chapters, but the 
fates are against her this year. Phi Delta Theta has never taken a com- 
manding position. Phi Gamma Delta has long prided herself on being 
oldest and best ; but sometimes age is accompanied by decrepitude when 
various maladies attack a hitherto intact body. 

Brothers Bentley and Dyer were two of the four orators chosen by 
their respective classes to represent the University in its annual celebra- 
tion of Washington's Birthday. They both did honor to themselves and 
to the badges they wore. Brother Bentley was one of the two delegates 
who represented our college in the State oratorial contest. Since the last 
report to the Quarterly, we also boast two editors, brothers Bentley and 
Charters, on the editorial staff of our college journal, the iMniern^ of 


which Brother Bentley is editor-in-chief. Brother Long represents our 
chapter on the fraternity annual, which will be published in May. Iota 
will be pleased to exchange annuals with all the chapters. 

We have at last made a long-contemplated change of abode. Now 
we are settled in our new rooms in the Moneypenny Block, yet the broth- 
ers often revert to the comparatively dingy old hall, where we spent our 
first months as a chapter, and where the caul of " barbarity ** was removed 
from the eyes of most of us. 

The Grand Arch Council of Phi Kappa Psi was held in this city, begin- 
ning February i8th. On the following day the fraternity visited O. S. U., 
and exhibited themselves to our inquisitive gaze. The local chapter 
reports a profitable convention and a delightful time, besides a fine ban- 
quet at the leading hotel in the city. 

Brother Long is Assistant Professor in the Latin department. 


Brother W. V. Maynard, '87, is studying law with his father in Washington 
C. H. 

Brother F. P. Whitely, '88, is pursuing the same course at Findlay. We 
exj^ct to see them here soon, to be examined for admission to the bar. 

Lambda — University ok California, Berkeley, Cal. 

Ceorge D. Boyd (F). E. Duncan Hayne (a). 


The great event which occurred shortly after I sent my last com- 
munication, was the arrival of Brother Eustace B. Rogers in San Fran- 
cisco, and the banquet which Lambda gave in his honor at the Maison 
Dorce, Saturday, January 31, 1885. 

The news of his coming had spread abroad, and Lambda's Alumni 
came from all parts of the State to welcome their long-absent brother. 
We dropped in one after another ; and when Brother Rogers at last 
appeared our Chi Phi spirit broke all bounds in trying to give him a 


heartfelt and enthusiastic welcome. Thirty sat down, and soon the click 
of knives and pop of corks, the flash of wit, the merry laugh, all told 
the story of a successful and enjoyable banquet. 

Brother Aleck Morrison presided. Finally, when the boys got tired 
of glace neapoiitan, fruits frais et glaces, etc., and the last one had 
sipped his cafe, Brother Morrison rose and proposed the toast, " Our 
Honored Guest,'* replied to by Brother Dangerfield, a classmate of 
Brother Rogers, in an appropriate and feeling mannert Other toasts 
were proposed as follows : 

" Chi Phi, our Fraternity " — Brother Rogers. 

" Our Absent Brothers " — Brother Ostrander. 

" Lambda "—Brother Hayne ('85). 

"Our Dead "—Brother Cope. 

** Our Alumni " — Brother Mann. 

" Our Under-graduates "—Brother Rathbone ('87). 

" Our Freshmen "—Brother Johnson ('88). 

When Brother Johnson stopped speaking, Brother Rogers rose and 
gave us some general information about Chi Phi, — its present position, 
its prospects, its doings, and its needs. Among the last, he urged the 
necessity of the Alumni keeping up their subscriptions. Brother Vassault 
enforced Brother Rogers's appeal by a strong speech on the Quarterly 
question. Brother Ostrander urged those present to subscribe then and 
there. The Zeta then went on a collecting tour around the table, and 
obtained substantial results. After this business was completed, the 
pleasure of singing Chi Phi and college songs was indulged in. Brother 
Mann, as usual, led the singing with his superb voice. Late at, or rather 
early in the morning, we tore ourselves away from such jolly times and 
merry companions. Much of the success of the banquet was due to the 
management of Brother Boyd ('86). 


Brother Eustace B. Rogers left February 2d for Japan, to be gone about three 

Brother Seth Mann has just recovered from a very severe attack of typhoid 
fever. He is now almost as well as ever. 

Brother Brewton Hayne, M. A., '83, has just had the degree of Master oi 
Arts conferred ujwn him by the Regents on recommendation of President Reid. 


Mu — Stevens Institute, Hoboken, N. J. 

J. H. Ballantine, Jr. (r). C. H. Page, Jr. (a). 


The stereotyped remark with which the Zetas usually open their 
reports is very applicable to Mu. I have to record, however, two very 
interesting items of news. They arc the initiations of James A. TurnbuU 
of Newark, N. J., and Edgar R, Dawson of Baltimore. The former, who 
is at present attending the School of Arts, Columbia, *86, was very 
anxious to join, and we were very glad to enroll him among the sons of 
Mu. The latter is a man whom we have been striving after during the 
last four months, and we may say, without boasting, working against 
large odds ; hence we arc proportionally proud of our success in getting 

Wc have been especially fortunate in having visiting brothers wjth 
us during the last term, having received visits from brothers Horbach 
and Aycrigg of Thcta, Brother Hedley of Psi, and Brother Wheeler 
of Chi. Add to these our regular stand-bys, brothers Keith and Moore of 
Psi and 15rothcr Rutherford of Delta, and we have quite a fine array of 
visitors. It pleases us very much to have the brethren with us, and we 
will always try our best to give them a good lime if they will steer straight 
for No. 12 Eighth Street on landing in Hoboken. 


Brothers Beard and Dent report a very lively two weeks in New Orleans. 
They had the good fortune to come across Brother " Ben jy *' Haldeman, of -f . 
They also met Brother Grant (II). 

Brother Page, who is one of the Eccentric Board, says the Annua/ will be 
out al>out the ist of May, and wo are very anxious to exchange with all the 
•cliaj)tci> l>o^^il^le. 


OMICRON — Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College, New 

Haven, Conn. 

Fred E. Case (r). Edwin Y. Judd (a). 


Very little has happened during the last quarter to break into the 
regular daily routine of society life, and hence a dearth in news of interest 
to the fraternity at large, and a consequent classification of all " events ** 
under the head of" Personals." 


Brother Foote, '79, drops in upon us occasionally, bringing us all the latest 
*' pastimes," and leaving behind him the pleasantest ** impressions." 

Brother Bissell, '79, is still in Germany, busied in the study of his profession — 

Brother Ia Forge, '82, also spent a few days with us, and while here gave us 
the benefit of some of his latest '* stories " with variations. 

Brother Lynde, '82, stopped widi us for a few hours on his way to New 
York, where he is now pursuing his medical studies. 

Brother Brown, '82, is now in South Carolina, engaged in engineering work 
for the Blake Stone Crusher Company, of this cky. 

Brother Sage, '84, has once more left home for " school," and is now study- 
ing his profession in railroad shops at Altoona, Pa. 

Brother Baumgarten, '86, is still at the Boston School of Technology. He 
expects to leave for Europe in May to pursue his studies in Paris. 

PI — Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 


J. A. Burrow (r). ,H. N. Snyder (a). 


I am glad to say this chapter is in better condition than ever before. 
We are working new plans to make it profitable and interesting. We 
desire that it should be such that when in after life we meet students from 


this University they will respect us as members of X ♦ from V. U. This 
we are endeavoring to do by cultivating the friendship of all. No one 
shall ever say it was our motto to build up our influence by disregarding 
the rights of others. In itself, the desire to excel is very laudable. It is 
the secret of success, and points to its fullest attainment. But if it misses 
its mark, it brings sure failure. The conflicting interests of college fra- 
ternities often cause envy to spring up. Let us keep guard along this 
line. It is not the .policy of our great fraternity to bar the road to phi- 

We believe the greatest work we can do for ourselves is to hold the 
friendship of our rival brothers. When the college sentiment turns 
against one of its fraternities, its influence is broken. 

I believe we have as few enemies as any fraternity ever established 
in this University. This was tested by the last election of officers in the 
literary societies. 

We are preparing for a banquet. 

The last issue of Chi Phi Quarterly is the best we have ever read. 


Brother W . A. Orr made the anniversary oration for the Philosophic Litenuy 
Society on January 23. It was one of the best ever given on these occasions. 

We are informed that Brother T. E. Sharp, who left the University January i, 
1885, is now practicing law in his own State. 

W. B. Burke, of Gamma Chapter, has been elected editor-in-chief of 
Vanderbilt Observer. The last issue proves that he is well qualified for that 

E. A. Tilly, *86, is now President of Dialectic Literary Society. His execu- 
tive ability is highly esteemed by the Society. 

Brother W. A. Orr, Jr., who will graduate from the law school in May, is 
desirous of opening a correspondence with some lawyer brother relative to going 
in an office. He may be addressed at Wesley Hall, Vanderbilt Univeisity. 


RHO — Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 

W. D. HoLLOWAY (r). A. Keeder Ferriday (a). 


Our two Seniors, brothers Whitmer and Hogg, sustain the general 
reputation of Chi Phi for popularity in college. At the Senior election 
for Class Day officers, held a few weeks ago, Brother Whitmer was 
elected salutatorian, and Brother Hogg master of ceremonies. 

Brother J. M. StaufTcr, president of the Sophomore Class, filled very 
acceptably the position of Magister Rpularum at the class supper, held 
February 24th, at the U. S. Hotel. 

It is with great regret that we are compelled to chronicle the depart- 
ure from our midst of Brother W. B. Campbell. Energetic in fraternity 
work, and a favorite with every one, his loss is deeply felt by the chapter. 
That he will be successful in whatever he undertakes, is the sincere 
wish of all who know him. 

Our rooms have been much beautified by the addition of a hand- 
some new set of parlor furniture. 

The brothers from Psi are frequent and welcome visitors. 


. Brother H. W. Beymer, '78, of Pittsburg, passed through here a few days ago. 

Brother Grant S. Herring, '83, has been admitted to the Columbia County 
Bar, and hangs out his shingle at Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Brother J. C. Wiley, '87, has left college, and will engage in the wholesale 
drug business. 

SIGMA — WoFFORD College, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Paul Petty (F). James O'Hear (a). 


Since our last report, the life of Sigma has been quiet and prosper- 
ous withal, and especially pleasant in its social features. Indeed, during 
what has been an unusually severe winter, the brothers have not only 


punctually attended our time-honored meetings of every other Saturday 
night, but have scarcely allowed an intervening week to pass without 
assembling together and enjoying mutual converse and intercourse. At 
the opening of the session, our lodge was moved into the old Masonic 
Hall, situated in the centre of the city, which we found admirably adapted 
for all our purposes. The ingenuity and labor of Brother George W. 
Henneman, and others of our enterprising band, soon transformed our 
habitation into a " little Eden," over which our goat, during the several 
initiations, could ramble at will. Our circle was temporarily broken by 
the approach of the Christmas holidays. Brother Weber betook himself 
to his paternal roof in Charleston, Brother Jefifords dissipated at Orange- 
burg, Brother O'Hear visited relatives at Wellford, while Brother Gibb's 
returned from a trip to Union, speaking of " The girl I left behind me." 
After all had returned, and numerous greetings been passed, it was 
announced that we were to lose one of our active members in the person 
of Brother G. W. Henneman, who had concluded, temporarily, to 
abandon college life for more practical business pursuits. We- allowed 
ourselves to be partially consoled, however, by the fact that he would be 
present in town, and would continue to meet with us as of yore. But 
little later we were called upon to mourn another brother, as Brother 
Wright bade us farewell, since sickness compelled him to return to his 
home in Edgefield. Though this brother was with us only a few months, 
his many good qualities attracted all to him ; and we trust that, at the 
farthest, we may again see him in our midst next fall. As a partial 
recovery from these losses, we rejoice in the initiation of Brother Arthur 
Rose Heyward, formerly of Charleston, now of Spartanburg, upon whom, 
both from his youth in this world and in the fraternity, we have appropri- 
ately bestowed the appellation of '* Kid." As Kappa Alpha has lost two, 
and Chi Psi one since the holidays, without making any initiations, our rela- 
tive number remains virtually the same as given in the last issue. Those 
of the brothers who remained in town during the holidays enjoyed the 
pleasure of meeting several Alumni spending a day or two visiting friends 
and relatives. Brother Marcus L. Carlisle, '83, was still enthusiastic on 
"teaching the young idea;" and Brother James W. Austin, '82, with 
his beaver and kids, presented a sufficient legal aspect to attract a quota 
of the attention which we trust his merits demand in Atlanta. Brother 
Gabe Cannon, '82, likewise enlivened us with his usual good looks and 


good-humor. Brother George Henneman, who attended the Christmas 
ball at Union, a neighboring town, speaks of the handsome reception he 
met with at the hands of the resident brothers and sisters. Brothers 
Gee, Wallace, Rice and Hill are among our Union " gang," whilst a 
number of the fairer sex wear the Scarlet and Blue. 

The Zeta caught a glimpse of brothers Hart, Moss and Spencer 
Rice, both of '83, as they passed through on their way to the New Orleans 
Exposition, determined to " take in " the Mardi Gras festivities. From 
their dilapidated condition upon their return, we have no doubt they 
took them in, Tom Hill, '83, was also caught a glimpse of, as he visited 
our community recently for a day or two on business (?). 

Brother W. J. Montgomery, '75, has accepted the position of presid- 
ing officer of the exercises of the Calhoun Society during Commence- 
ment, while the list of speakers for the occasion has been completed by 
the choice of Brother Howard B. Carlisle, of the graduating class, as vale- 

College circles have been somewhat interested in the current report 
of a proposed revival of the chapter of the " Rainbow " fraternity, which 
experienced a struggling existence between 1874 and j 877. The *' Kaps" 
seem especially exercised over the report, as it seems to be a protest 
against their monopoly of the Preston Society. If the report is true, it 
would be somewhat singular that the " Rainbow " should in turn succeed 
to Phi Delta Theta, which succeeded to it in 1879. 


I^eonard K. Clyde, *72, is married, and engaged in the practice of law in our 
neighboring city of Greer ville, where he is meeting with deserved success. 

W. Pinckney Irwin, '72, the popular agent of the Air Line Railway at this 
place, is reported to be weary of the bachelor's estate, and searching around for 
some fit helpmeet. 

Edward K. Hardin, '73, after building up a " small college " at Batesburg 
S. C, and ranking as one of the most successful teachers in the State, has returned 
to his first love, medicine, and will receive his degree from the Charleston Medical 
School this spring. 

James T. Brown, '74, still continues the practice of law in his 1 ative town and 
county of Marion. 


Ciaig Twitty, '76, agent of a Richmond tobacco house for the states of Soath 
<3arolina and Georgia, frequently visits his friends at Spartamburg, and makes it 
his headquarters. Craig is decidedly popular all over the State. 

Rev. W. R. Richardson, '77, we learn by the papers, recently delivered a 
public address at the Williamston Female College. 

Walter I^. Parsons, '78, one of the talented young lawyers of the " North 
State/' practices his profession in Wadesboro', N. C. The last we heard of 
" Wat *' he was meeting with marked success. 

William R. Walker, '79, is teaching at Little Rock, Marion County, and is 
preparing to canvass the State in the interests of Johnson's Encyclopaedia. 

Ed. Nott, '82, is combining business with pleasure by attending medical 
lectures, seeing the Exposition, and taking in the city in New Orleans during the 
winter. One of the boys who gave Ed a call says he is r^a/fy studying. 

Andrew E. Moore, '84, is on the editorial staff of the Spartanburg Herald, 
and during the holidays " astonished the natives *' by the production of its annual 
Christmas carol. 

George W. Henneman, '86, is speaking of attending the South Carolina 
College in Columbia, in which Brother William J. Alexander, '69, of Mercer 
University, is Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy. 

In Uleinoriain* 


Whbkbas, It has pleased an all-wise Providence to remove from this Ufe our brother, Guy 
Templeton Little, and 

Whbreas. He has endeared him^lf to all of us by his manly character and sympathinnff 
friendship, by his unflinching fidelity to Christian principles, and 

Whbrbas, He was ever a true, loyal and honored memlKr of our fraternity, and 

Whbrbas, We, his brothers in Chi Phi have suffered a sad and irreparable loss ; therefore be it 

Rttolvtdt That while wc deeply mourn his loss, we bow in humble submission to the Divine 
will. And be it 

Kesolvtd, That we extend to his bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy, with the aasiuanoe 
chat the memory of our departed brother will ever be fondly cherished by us. And be it further 

Rtsoltred, That a copy of these Resolutions be sent to his afflicted family, and that they be 
published in the college journal and in the Chi Phi Quarterly. 

Signed, Jno. E. Btm:.SR. 
MiLo H. Gatbs. 
Barrt Buuclst. 


PHI — Amherst Collegb, AMriERST, Mass. 

B. BuLKLEY(r). I. H. Upton (A). 


The winter term with its cold winds, blinding snows, and week after 
week of dull monotony, is at last numbered with the past, and Phi has 
passed again into the springtime of the year and renewed prosperity. 

Dull indeed must be that term which refuses to yield to the united 

attack of the brothers, strong in the determination to have as merry 

a time as is consistent with steady advancement. 

Our ever-watchful Alpha has kept us strictly to our work; and the 
debates, essays, orations, extempores and criticisms, which have made 
Chi Phi the foremost literar)' society in Amherst, have all been zealously 

Our work was pleasantly varied, February 3d, by a very fine musi- 
cal entertainment given in the parlors, under the direction of Brother 
Seelye. The violin and guitar solos were rendered in a true artistic 

February loth, we passed the evening with memories of Longfellow, 
and turned again to more vigorous pursuits in the mock trial of March 
loth, where ample opportunity was furnished the brothers of gaining 
that quickness of thought and facility of expression, so indispensable to 
the accomplished speaker. 

Our term's dramatics were ably managed by Brother Sharp. We 
are learning more and more to appreciate the advantages of such exer- 
cises, when we see the high stand taken by our representatives at the 
annual Senior dramatics. Brother Anthony was admittedly the star of 
the recent presentation of " The Rivals." 

And thus it is that Phi is working and laboring to advance our 
beloved fraternity, and fit the brothers for future spheres of usefulness. 

We are workers together indeed ; we can crack our jokes, and 
laugh our laugh with the best of them, in our snug and home-like parlors ; 
but when our badge shines upon the floor in writing, debate, declama- 
tion, or acting, it shines to lead the way. 


Brothers all, our doors stand open, and Chi Phi hearts and hands 
will hasten with eager love and joy to bid you glad and eager welcome 
to Amherst town for years and years to come. 


Brother Scarle, '76, was married to Miss Cora Hogg, of Boston, on January 
8th. We thank our brother for his kind remembrance of us, and extend to him 
Phi's heartiest congratulations. 

Brother W. C. Keith, M. D., *8o, was married at Brockton, Mass., January 
14th, to Miss Helen L. Ford. May Chi Phi blessings crown their happy lives I 

Brother Hastings, '84, is to be addressed at Uvalde, Texas, where he is 
engaged in the cattle business. 

Brother Butler, '84, has been confined to his home for several weeks by a 
severe and dangerous attack of pleurisy. We are rejoiced to notice his con- 

Brother Sawyer, '85, has recently been admitted to the Chicago Bar. 

^ CHI — Ohio Weslhyan University, Delaware, Ohio. 

N. B. Dresback (r). F. E. Duduit, Jr. (A). 


The January number of the Quarterly was extremely satisfactory, 
and we like its external appearance better than of Volume IX. Con- 
sidering all things, the editor is to be congratulated. 

Since the last report we have not increased our number, yet we have 
not been dormant. We may not initiate any one until Commencement ; 
then, however, we expect to lead several members of the class of '89 
from darkness into light. 

Our annual picnic will occur at " Kiffie '* Hollow some time next 
term. The brothers of " Iota " will be with us on this occasion. Chi 
and Iota will also banquet each other in May, according to usual custom. 

Since the opening of the year we have received and enjoyed visits 
from brothers Gilmorc, Drees, Kenyon, Russell, Jones, Heiserman, Priddy, 
Patrick, Cole, Vail, Grisell, Thompson and GilfiUan. We extend a hearty 


invitation to all Chi Phis to come and see us. Our headquarters are 
at No. 52 West Winter Street. 

The college is enjoying prosperity. About 680 students are enrolled 
in the various departments. We expect soon to have a gymnasium, and 
a new music and art conservatory. The second annual " Pan-Hellenic " 
banquet was held Saturday night, February 28th. All the members of 
the different chapters represented here were present, making seventy-five 
fraternity men. Toasts were responded to by representatives from each of 
the six fraternities, and a good time was realized. These banquets, although 
not elaborate as to the nature of the menu^ are occasions long to be 
remembered, and are productive of harmony and good-fellowship where 
otherwise jealousy and enmity would reign supreme. Brothers Smith 
and Connell, of Iota, were present. 


Brother George H. Thompson. '72, is in the Treasury Department, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Brother L. D. Seward, '72, is a lawyer, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Brother T. G. Sullivan, '73, is a lawyer of Ix)uisville, Ky. 

Brother George A. Miller, '72, is with the Massillon Bridge Company, Toledo? 

Brother John C. Darst, '72, is extensively in the lumber business, Toledo, 

Brother John Beale, *74, is cashier of the Third National Bank, New York 

Brother Willis Pine, '75, is engaged in law, Washington Court House, Ohio. 

Brother J. A. Robinson, '75, is in the wholesale tobacco business, Main 
Street, Louisville, Ky. 

Brother L. D. Leonard, '75. is an attomey-at-law, St. Louis, Mo. 

Brother Frank Halliday, '76, is proprietor of a large dry-goods house, Gal- 
lipolis, Ohio. 

Brother J. S. Sullivan, '76, is in the iron business, Bellaire, Ohio. 

Brothers Charles Wheeler, '77, and Will Hayes, '80, are partners in the 
furniture business. Gallon, Ohio. We extend our thanks to thei»e brothers for 
their elegant present to the chapter in the shape of a " scarlet and blue " silk plush 
sofa-lounge, which adorns our hall. 


Brother WUl Evans. '78, is cashier of the First National Bank, Ripley, Ohio. 

Brother Charles M. Read, '78, is a man of leisure, Dayton, Ohio. 

Brother John S. Duff, '78, is the owner of a large book-store in Uihana, 
Ohio. He recently reframed our charter in an elegant frame, with '* scadet and 
blue " plush trimmings. For this he has the chapter's thanks. 

Brother R. J. Mefford, '79, is a prominent lawyer of Topeka, Kan. 

Brother Charles A. Iloyt, '80, is a lawyer; office, Eourth and Vine Streets, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Brother C. S. Barnes, '80, is book-keeper of the Ohio Store Company, P6rts- 
mouth, Ohio. 

Brother " Budge " Boyd, '80, is also a stock fanner and sporting man. He 
is secretary of the London, Ohio, Driving Park Association. 

Brother Robert Chenoweth, '82, is a stock farmer near Ix>ndon, Ohio. 

Brother John Geycr, *82, is editor of the Daily Newst Emporia, Kan. 

Brother Joe Lane, '83, is farming near Mt. Carmel, Ohio. 

Brother J. O. Blymer, '83, is in the house of E. E. Jones & Co., clothiers and 
gents' furnishers, Main Street, this city. 

Brother Joe Grisell, '84, is at his home in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. 

Brother C. E. Hunt, '84, is at his home in Miamiburg, Ohio. 

Brother George W. Jones, '84, is book-keeper for the Piqua Manufacturing 
Company, Piqua, Ohio. He was recently so unfortunate as to lose his father by 

Brothers W. H. Riddle, '84. and E. J. Robinson, '75, constitute the firm 
Robinson & Riddle, druggists, I^ndon, Ohio. 

Brother E. E. Jones, '84, is in the boot and shoe store of H. F. Brown, 
Delaware, Ohio. 

Brother W. F. Dress, '85, is keeping books in the Pan Handle freight office, 
Xenia, Ohio. 

Brother Ed. C. Kenyon, '85, is traveling for Voight & Son, wall 
paper and carpet house, Cincinnati, Ohio. He will become a Benedict in Septem- 
ber, and will then reside in Florida. We extend our sympathies. 

Brother *' Chid " Williamson, '85, has just relumed from an extensive trip 
through Dakota, Nebraska and the West, having been in search of a suitable 
place to locate a hardware store. He is at present at his home in Lancaster, 


Brother Homer White, '86, is a dry-goods man of Cardington, Ohio. Homer 
will soon become a Benedict, so we are told. 

Brother Theodore Paullin, '87, was married to Miss Bessie Bozarth, at her 

hcnne in Stanford, 111., December 24, 1884. An elegant reception was tendered 
them on their arrival home, Jamestown, Ohio. 

Brothers E. H. Patrick and F. C. Russel, of '87, are at their homes in 
Urbana, Ohio. They expect to return to college in September. 

Brother W. D. Vance, is cashier of the Manchester, Ohio, National Bank, 
of which his father is president. 

PSI — Lkhkjh University. 


J. S. Robeson (a), K, M. Morgan (r). 


Psi's new rooms in the Anthracite building are rapidly nearing that 
condition which is called perfect. 

Our brothers in '88 are still with us notwithstanding the predictions 
of a certain fraternity organ. 

As Brother Howe, '86, has not yet returned to ir^ this article is com- 
piled by a novice, who hopes that all criticisms will be " indefinably post- 

We recently had a very pleasant visit from Brother Whittmer (Rho). 

The brothers from Rho are always welcome. 

Psi has no men in '85, so will lose no brothers this year. 

A dramatic association has just been started at Lehigh, and, as usual, 
♦ is well represented. We hope to travel, but that depends on our suc- 
cess here. 


Brother Rogers, '83, is with the N. Y. C. R. R. 

Brother Howe, '86, is in Philadelphia. 

Brothers Hood, '83, and Wilson, '84, are both in Philadelphia. 


1/ OMEGA — Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. 

George S. C. Ames (r). Frank D. Keeper (a). 


Omega is enjoying case and contentment. This has been one of 
her most prosperous years. Our meetings are always well attended, 
pleasant and profitable. There are more than a score of Alumni in 
town, many of whom attend the meetings regularly, and none fail to 
attend occasionally. Although we number but nine, we are a whole 
host in good feeling and true Chi Phi spirit. Our prosperity next year is 
assured. We lose but two men this year, and have more than that 
pledged for next year. 

It has been our custom for years to hold an annual banquet during 
Commencement week. This year we are making preparations for 
something more than ordinary. Wc extend an invitation to all Chi 
Phis to be present, especially our nearer brothers from Zeta, Psi and 

Sigma Chi. for many years a prosperous fraternity at Dickinson, is 
about to give up their charter. Their numbers are reduced to two, one 
of whom graduates this year. They are making no efforts to revive it. 

Our babe, Brother Eugene Chaney, testified his loyalty to Chi Phi 
by inviting the brothers to make merry at his expense. After a consid- 
erable feast, and a corresponding amount of " flow," the meeting 
adjourned, having unanimously resolved to accept all similar invitations. 

Brother Arthur Powell, of York, made us a very highly appreciated 
visit. Brother Powell has made for himself friendship of the warmest 
character among the sons of Omega. 


Brother Millard F. Thompson, '71, principal of the Carlisle High School, 
was tendered the position of Clerk to Commissioners! The school board, how- 
ever, fearful of losing him, added a handsome increase to his salary. He has 
decided to remain in his present position. 

Brother John Brandt, '72, is still practicing law in Newville, Pa. 

Brother John Warren Harper, '76, paid us a visit. He had just returned 
from a trip to New England, where he intends to return and practice dentistry. 


Brother Robert Ege, '76, returned to Carlisle on a short visit. 

Brother John Rhey, '83, writes from New Orleans in glowing terms of the 
" beauties " of the Sunny South. 

Brother Richard Norris, '84, spent some time among the boys. 

Brother Beachley, '86, holds p r meetings regularly in his suite of com- 
partments. The services have been marked by much enthusiasm and change of 

spirit. Meetings begin daily at 2 and at 7.30 P. M. sharp. P r stands for 


Brother U. Grant Barnitz has developed into a profes.sional skater. 

Brother Charles Ilamcrich, '81, will engage in the insurance business. 

ALEPH (Alumni)— Baltimork, Md. 

T. A. Berry (r). H. W. Latane (A). 


At our January meeting, two new brothers presented themselves. 
They were F. L. Clymer of K, and Charles H. Green of 2. They are 
devoting themselves to the study of medicine in this city. They report 
another brother of Sigma also in town, whom as yet we have seen noth- 
ing of. 


Brother B. J. Ramage, Jr., has returned from a six months' vacation abroad. 
His present plans are to remain through the present year at the Johns Hopkins, 
taking his degree in June, and then make his home in South Carolina. 

Brother Cobum is now on a visit in New Orleans, whither he went to attend 
the Mardi Gras, as well as the Exhibition. 

BETH (Alumni)— New York City. 

J. H. Cromwell (r). Robert Mazet (a). 


The chapter is pursuing the even tenor of the way Alumni chap- 
ters generally travel. We have not initiated any new brothers ; we have 
not been very much hampered by the opposition Alumni chapters of other 


fraternities ; we have not a cane rush on Broadway between the lower 
classmen to recount, nor have we purchased a plot of ground on Fifth 
Avenue for the purpose of erecting thereon a Chi Phi temple of con- 
cord. Notwithstanding this lack of material with which to furnish the 
conventional chapter letter, our hearts still beat as rapidly to Chi Phi 
music, and we still are as proud of Chi Phi progress and success, as of 
yore. We watched with interest the proceedings of the Convention 
held at Washington, and hope, with some misgivings, that the conven- 
tion to be held at the commercial metropolis, may be as successful as 
that already held at the national metropolis. 

It is with much pleasure that we regard the career of the chapter 
which (with the risk of being considered unduly patronizing) we may 
call infant protege, namely, the Mu Chapter. It is indeed a promising 
child; and it is a privilege to be enabled, by an occasional visit to it, and 
participation in its ceremonies, to renew our associations with Chi Phi 
undergraduates, amid such pleasant and well-ordered surroundings. 

The ne>y chapter quarters may be found at ii8 Lexington Avenue. 
Visiting brothers are welcome at any time. 

VAU (Alumni) — Washington, D. C. 

H. H. SouLE (r). J. R. Marshall (A). 


The exciting scenes of Inauguration have rather scattered the 
brethren in this city for the past few weeks. The present change of 
administration will undoubtedly cause many changes in our chapter 
membership. We may lose half our members, and may receive occa- 
sions, — who can tell ? 

If any Chi Phis were in town during Inauguration they failed to 
make themselves known, with one exception. 


Brother H. Soulc, our worthy Zeta, has resigned his }X>sition in the State 
Department and gone to New York City. 

Brother Fox has also departed, but whence, we know not. 


Brother Frank S. Nash, M. D. (E, A) '76, who has been here since the 
return of the Greely Relief party, of which he was a member, is now preparing 
to depart with an exploring party for Northern Alaska. 

Brother Berry, now attending Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, was 
in town a few weeks since. 

Brother Presley lliomton Jenkins, United States Signal Corps, was here 
during Inauguration week. He is stationed in Alabama. 


A number of complimentary articles have appeared in the press recently 
upon the selection of Brother Emory Speer (H), '67, as Judge of the Southern 
District of Georgia. He is rapidly rising in life, but is still an enthusiastic CLi 

By a strange coincidence, brothers Peter W. Meldrim (H), '68, and A. Pratt 
Adams (H), '69, both members of Congress, were pitted against each other in the 
recent election of State Senator from Georgia. Either could have been elected had 
it not been for the other, but the tie resulted in a dark horse being chosen. 

Brother B. F. Knerr (B), '71, who was Grand Gamma in 1870, is in business 
at 1816 Sixth Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minn. He has promised a contribu- 
tion at an early dale. 

A recent New York paper says : " Samuel M. Felton, Jr., recently elected 
vice-president of the Erie Railroad Company, is only thirty-one years old. He 
comes from a race of scholars. His uncle, C. C. Felton, was president of Harvard 
College for many years. His father, Samuel M. Felton, is a scholar and a success- 
ful man of *afiiairs. He built the Fitchburg Road, and was for years the president 
and manager of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, and is 
now president of the Pennsylvania Steel Company." Brother Felton (Mass. T), 
'73, has a host of congratulating friends. 

Brother F. H. Milbum, '73, of 302 Broadway, New York City, paid the 
editor of the Quarterly a pleasant though short visit recently. 

Syracuse (N. Y.) papers recently contained an elalwrate account of the wedding 
of Brother D. W. Peck (X), '73, of that city, to Miss Jennie Hawley, daughter of 
General Hawley. 

Clement C. Ciaines, '75, of Hampden -Sidney College, and '8o-'82 of the 
University of Virginia, caused a surprise last fall by his marriage to Mrs. H. G. 
Eastman, of the Poughkeepsie(N. Y.) Eastman's Business College, and subsecjuent 
assumption of the presidency of the College. 


Brother B. N. Bodie (M), '8i, of Leesville, S. C, in writing an enthusiastic 
letter enclosing a subscription, says that he was married November 1 2th. His 
brethren will be glad to hear of his good fortune. 

Brother Eustice B. Rodgers (i') sailed last month for Yokohama, Japan, where 
he will be stationed at the Naval Hospital. He is Assistant Paymaster in tlie 
United States Navy. 

Brother Homer C. White (X), '84, was married at I/Ondon, Ohio, March 3d, 
to Miss Ida Farrar. Among those present at the wedding were brothers Heiser- 
man (X), Sneath (I), and Riddle (X). Brother White is a prosjxirous merchant of 
Cardington, Ohio. 

The following Ohio Psi personals are esj^cially ajipropriate in thb numl)cr : 
Thad. C. Cromley is an extensive farmer at Ashville, Ohio. Chester Adams 
is proprietor of a private academy in Knox County, Ohio. Edward Moore is 
owner of the gas works at Circleville, Ohio. Charles Cowan is in the flouring 
business q^ Canal Winchester, and part owner of the Exchange Hotel, Columbus, 
Ohio. A. C. Moss is in the banking business at Sandusky, Ohio. Henry P. Uflbrd 
has l)een successively rector of several leading churches of Ohio. 



1 : 1 

Official ftotiees- 

qpHE Grtnd Zcu hereby csllt ihc alieniwn of ihc various chipiirx lo the Kcsoluiion o 

' (c^( Minuiu, pp. i6. 17). In ardcr to Kin xinie idea of (he n.ittcn which <l it I 
(blc IhM Ihc urorcsaid hlilotio should ircal of, ihe rollnwing h«d> in fLimUhed : 

1 peculiar maqneiA, policy 


igSi PaulSiree., Ballimore. Md. 

■> Chi ' Yh\ ■> 


officiAL oxam of m chi fHi futaNi-ry. 

Editor, Business Manaocr. 

Eo. E. Sparks (11. C. B. Heiserman (X), 


July, 1885. 

©Ifte (sfti p^i SraferrjJI^. 

Sirclna SffleeM. 



Baar. PioLffmiffT, 



E. BPARKa (I). 

;^ Walter a lwtvkb (a). 


• ao ST PAtrt, snuer 

T^? • Q?' • P'?' • Quarterly. 

Vol. X. JULY. 1886. No. 3. 

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Out Qf the racket and roar of the street, 
Far from the tread of ** barbarian " feet, 
Ever a winning and welcome retreat, 
Stands the old Lodge. 

Furtively glancing, the " Sems " loiter by ; 
** Preps " turn upon it a shuddering eye ; 
*' Freshies," with many a half- smothered sigh, 
Pass the old Lodge. 

When, thro' the well-curtained windows at night, 
Stealeth a tale-bearing splinter of light, 
'* Ha I" mutter rivals, *• a meeting to-night ! 
Watch the old Lodge." 

Oft, as the shadows of evening throng. 
Suddenly melodies manly and strong 
Float on the breeze, and are borne far along 
From the old Lodge. 



Fathers in Israel stay their steps near, 
Thinking of when, in a long agone year, 
They, too, had sung with a right royal cheer 
In the old Lodge. 

Shades of the Sphinx ! and can it ever be 
I shall go hobbling on legs one, two, three. 
Thinking of days when I shared in the glee 
Of the old Lodge, 

Calling to mind when I first climbed the stair. 
Knee smiting knee, and with straight-standing hair. 
Silently led by a grim, ghostly pair 
To the old Lodge ? 

Well, when life*s evening shall at last come, 
And grandsons I hear scanning ** arma virttm^' 
My last words shall be, ere 1 grow ever dumb, 
••Join the old Lodge." 




The position of the Sigma of Wofford is unique among the chap- 
ters of Chi Phi. It was the first, and since the death of the Nu, of 
Washington and Lee, which experienced the short-lived existence of 
four years, the only chapter in the South which belonged to the Northern 
Order. Of the chapters which comprised that order at the time of the 
inauguration of Sigma, but three are in existence at the present day. 
The Zeta, of Franklin and Marshall (1854), represents the old Princeton 
order; the Delta, of Rutgers (1867), is the sole survivor of the Hobart 
order ; and after the union of these* two orders into what is commonly 
termed the Northern order, the Omega, of Dickinson (1869), precedes by 
two years alone. 

Early in 1869, Kappa Alpha, a new and progressive Southern fra- 
ternity, which had been instituted four years previously at Washington 
and Lee, through a member of its parent chapter, established its Delta 
(the fourth) at Wofford. This example was closely followed by Chi Psi, 
which had already planted two branches in the State previous to the 
war. These two fraternities, originating the same year, and in the same 
class, naturally were much embittered towards each other, and aroused 
by their actions not only the hostility of the faculty, but a disinclination 
on the part of many of the best students in college to join either. From 
this spirit there soon arose the desire and necessity for the presence of a 
third organization, which might present, in its social features, the true 
aspects of a college fraternity, and at the same time impose a check upon 
the excesses practiced by the other two. What fraternity should be 
petitioned ? Seemingly a mere chance rendered the decision. That 
the result was a chapter of Chi Phi, was due to the efforts of one person 

Edgar Austin Leyden, of Atlanta, Ga., entered the Freshman Class 
of Cornell University in September, 1869, and was initiated into the Xi 
chapter of Chi Phi near the end of June, 1870, a few days before the 
college discontinued its exercises for the current term. The following 
session he did not return, having secured the position of Assistant 
Engineer on the Atlanta and Richmond Air Line Railway, which was 


in process of construction through the Piedmont section of South Caro- 
lina and Georgia. Being located at Spartanburg, which was on the line 
of the proposed road, ample opportunity was afforded him for becoming 
acquainted with Wofford College, its course of instruction and character 
of students ; and naturally enthusiastic over the fraternity with which he 
had so recently connected himself, the thought occurred to him that 
here was afforded an excellent opportunity for promoting her growth in 
the South as well. Clearly perceiving that the college, from its numbers, 
could readily support a third fraternity, and that this was even desirable 
under the existing circumstances of society politics, he broached the 
subject to a few choice spirits, and, as the result, a petition was signed in 
due form on the 20th of March, 1871, and forwarded to the Grand Alpha, 
Brother Asher Anderson, of the class of 1870, of Rutgers College. 
This petition was signed by the following ten names: Class of 1871, 
E. P. Hill, M. Stackhouse ; class of 1872, L. K. Clyde, B. R. Turnipseed, 
J. M. Gee; class of 1873, H. F. Chrietzberg, J. K. Jennings, E. K, 
Hardin ; class of 1874, W. H. Zemp, C. W. Wells. 

In about five weeks a favorable response was received, and Brother 
Asher Anderson, the Grand Alpha, accompanied by a classmate, 
Brother Graham Taylor, arrived on the 30th of May, and the two were 
escorted to the old and historic Palmetto House. The same evening the 
gallant ten with their" guests, in addition toW. C. Wallace, J. W. Wolling, 
A. H. Harllee, J. L. Harper, J. P. Pritchard, C. W. Zimmerman and 
W. W. Wannamaker, who had been pledged during the pending interval, 
partook of an elegant repast at the Spartan House, aften^'ards called the 
Piedmont Hotel, but which has since been totally destroyed by fire. 
Those who participated still speak with delight of the unalloyed enjoy- 
ment of the evening and the " oratorical, rhetorical and literary effusions 
of the bright intellects which graced the table until near the dawn of the 
following day." 

This *' following day," May 31, 1871, witnessed the birth of the new 
chapter. In the evening the dauntless ten were duly initiated, the 
chapter regularly instituted and named Sigma, and the motto bestowed 
is said to have resulted from a happy fancy of Brother Chrietzberg. 
The following night the remaining gentlemen who had been pledged, 
were received into the fold, and the number of the infant chapter swelled 
to seventeen. 


After a sojourn of five days, always to be remembered most affec- 
tionately in the history of the chapter, Brothers Asher Anderson and 
Graham Taylor departed for their distant homes in the North, endeared 
to all with whom they had been associated, and leaving warm memories 
clustering around the hearts of seventeen Carolina boys. Were you to 
meet one of these *'boys" at the present day, now grown to men and 
rapidly attaining distinction in their several professions, almost their first 
words would be, "And how are Anderson and Taylor?" In the lodge 
room, over the Alpha's desk, hangs Sigma's charter beautifully executed 
by pen in red and black. ink ; and on either side repose, as if guardians 
and protectors, the cabinet photographs of our two brothers from Rutgers. 
Turning over the records of the chapter on the first page, the eye rests 
upon the autograph of ** Edgar Leyden," with the time and place of his 
birth and initiation into " the secret order of Chi Phi." A few years 
afterwards Sigma reverently added to the page the word, "Deceased." 
Through his instrumentality, more than that of any one else, — for a year 
later he likewise witnessed the birth of the Nu Chapter of Washington 
and Lee through his personal efforts, — the gilded bands of friendship and 
brotherhood, which encircled so many of the noble youths of Northern 
soil, first environed in their mystic tie the hearts of Southern boys 
as well. 

Of the six names which death has removed from Sigma's roll, two 
are among the charter members — the first name and last — and a third 
among those initiated on the second night of the chapter's existence. 
Ed. Hill, the first Alpha, graduated, removed to Alabama, there married, 
and was called away in the midst of his great promise, leaving a wife 
and child to survive him. Brother Wells died a few years ago at his 
home in Clarendon County. John L. Harper, one of the brightest orna- 
ments of his class, and to whose efforts and winning manners was mainly 
due Sigma's success in securing the men of her choice, left college at the 
end of his Sophomore year, and passed away during the summer of 1874. 
Fourteen still remain of the little band which graced Sigma's hall 
that eventful session of 1870-71, and arc daily vindicating the wisdom 
exercised in their choice by rapidly gaining the plaudits which their suc- 
cess and merits so richly deserve. 

Thus Sigma, born of Cornell and tenderly nurtured by Rutgers, took 
its stand among its sitter chapters, and while tracing out its own glorious 


history has witnessed two sections kiss in the union of two brotherhoods, 
and seen annexed to the crown of Chi Phi the cluster of pearls from 
the South, and the brilliant galaxy of gems which the union of 1873 ^^s 
gradually chiselled out and refined. Thus Chi Phi, among the first to 
renounce sectional hate and bitter prejudice, paved the way for her 
glorious work of two years later, whereby her influence was to be 
extended from the Great Gulf to the Northern Lakes, and from the 
shores of the Bay State to the genial breezes of the Pacific slope. 

Of the seven or eight chapters, which not only extended the hand 
of good-fellowship to the South as a section, but even directed their fra- 
ternal greeting to South Carolina individually, as has been said, but three 

The Sigma of Princeton, being checked in its prosperous career by 

an adverse faculty, was on the point of expiring, and the Woflbrd 

Chapter was besought to assume its name and maintain its prestige. The 

Theta of Pennsylvania closed with the year 1872. The Upsilon of 

Hobart, having infused the spirit of life derived from its ** twelve 

apostles " into the system of the entire fraternity, succumbed to a series 

of disasters in 1880. A year later the Xi of Cornell sought a temporary 

suspension of its charter. The Beta, of Muhlenberg, during the past 

session, has resigned its privileges ; and Sigma, casting a retrospective 

glance upon the woes and joys of Chi Phi within the past fifteen years, 

greets Zeta, Delta and Omega affectionately and reverently, and feels 

that it too is a patriarch in Israel. 




My purpose in writing this brief article is to gather into as compact 
a compass as I may a few notes upon the salient differences of the educa- 
tional systems practised in Germany and in this country. The English 
system, which, in its characteristic features, has never found foothold in 
the United States, can be ignored in these pages ; and when I speak of 
college and university I use those names to indicate the American and 
the German types. 

The college stands at the head of the American educational ma- 
chinery; the university, of German. And however much our college 
may be dubbed with what we involuntarily feel to be the higher title, so 
long as the collegiate system is retained, or only bastardized by the dis- 
placement of a few collegiate habits by those of a university, the motive 
that seeks the more pretentious name is as ridiculous and petty as the 
desire of a civilian to be called colonel by his acquaintance. The char- 
acteristics of a college are a certain prescribed course of study, an astro- 
nomical division into classes which advance in regular progression like 
the seasons, class recitation and class examinations ; as to discipline, 
supervision is at a maximum, and searching regulations are enforced. 
A university, on the other hand, offers to teach omnia docebilia, and 
leaves it to the option of the student to elect the subjects which will sub- 
serve his tastes or his necessities ; classes arc left to form themselves 
entirely through natural selection, and are determined by the nature of 
the subjects treated, while the regimentation of students upon astronomi- 
cal (I can find no more pertinent word) principles is unknown. Recita- 
tions do not exist ; instruction is imparted by lecture, by individual advice 
given by professor to student with regard to private study, and by con- 
sultation of a comparatively small group of students, presided over and 
directed by a professor. Examinations are not given to masses, but to 
individuals ; and their times are not fixed by the position of the sun in 
the zodiac, but by the readiness of the candidate. In no case are uni- 
versity examinations periodic, but they are reserved until the candidate 
presents himself for a degree. In the government of students, the 
university does not pretend to order, by means of petty regulations, their 


daily walk and conversation, or to spy into the privacy of their actions : 
it only demands, by means of broad academic laws, that conformity to 
order and decency which a modern city government could require of 
its citizens, and forbids only a flagrant neglect of studies. To close this 
brief enumeration of the most striking features of the American and 
German systems, it may be mentioned that the collegian usually ends his 
course with a degree, whereas the majority of academic students in a 
university enter upon active life with no such pendant to their names. 

Viewing the two systems from an a priori standpoint, we would 
naturally conclude that the one which conduced to a free expansion of 
individual aptitudes was better adapted to fulfill the requirements of edu- 
cation in leading forth and developing the faculties ; that the one would 
tend to produce scholars and men of scholarly habits and tastes on the 
arena of active life ; but the other, men who, if the scholarly impulse in 
them were imperative, would be condemned to seek its furtherance aloof 
from the conditions of their academic training, and, in a measure, in 
opposition to it ; and, on the other hand, men in unscholarly pursuits, 
void of interest and sympathy for studies, the acquaintance with which 
was confined to an academic drill-ground, with an occasional dress- 
parade. If the results actually worked out by the two systems be 
examined in a purely empirical manner, the foregoing conclusions will 
be singularly confirmed. Since the liberal University system has been 
established in Germany, the (jermans have stepped to the forefront in 
•the world of intellectual achievement, leaving the rest of civilized man- 
kind to follow submissively in their footprints, or to send their sons to 
Germany for education and inspiration. Chemistry, for instance, was 
boasted to be a French science ; but Liebig, Hofmann, Bayer, and a 
great cloud of witnesses, can be matched to-day and yesterday with no 
parallel Gallic names. What is true of chemistry is measurably true also 
of all other branches of scientific and speculative investigation. Other 
nations must wait until men of commanding intellect are born (even then 
hampering them by the education bestowed), in order to illustrate science 
and philosophy ; whereas, by means of a wisely devised and executed 
system of education, fortunate Germany can not only utilize to the full 
men of average or even inferior abilities, but equip them to be effective 
soldiers in wresting fresh territories from the kingdom of the Unknown ; 
our system, on the contrary, shuts out all save extraordinary minds 


from anything but half-worthless and superfluous militia service, and 
tends to form a vast body that stand aloof 

" Neither for God nor for his enemies ;** 

and in the cause of learning, as in that of religion, whoso laboreth not 
with you, scattereth abroad. 

The intrinsic advantages of the German system have become so 
apparent that many American colleges, unable, from circumstances which 
I shall shortly notice, and to some degree from the force of settled cus- 
tom and of prejudice, to accomplish a thorough-going revolution in their 
organization and methods, have endeavored to modify them by the 
introduction of elective substitutional courses. This is a step forward ; 
but, like many movements to a valuable end, the reform is praiseworthy 
only as an index that public opinion and the minds of educators are 
becoming discontented with the erroneous methods and fashions of the 
past. The results of the change are in themselves little better than per- 
nicious. We find neither a consistent university training with its benefits, 
nor a consistent collegiate training with the peculiar advantages accruing 
from careful drill and uniformity ; but, in the stead of a pure type of 
unmixed though lower race, a mongrel, which, like most half-breeds, 
inherits the greater part of the infirmities and vices of both parents, and 
few of the excellencies and virtues of either. Irregularity is introduced, 
but the retention of collegiate habits prevents irregularity from develop- 
ing into individuality ; a half-hearted freedom in study and action is 
accorded, but a freedom, met with iron bars on this side and that, which 
precludes the rational use of liberty, while it destroys the special excel- 
lences begotten of rigid rule. It was a wise remark of Czar Nicholas, 
that a republic he could understand, and an autocracy he could under- 
stand, but the bastard forms that had sprung up between them were 
monsters upon the earth. The sage observation is as applicable to edu- 
cation as to government. A greater, moreover, than Nicholas, has enun- 
ciated the inflexible law of nature touching new wine in old bottles. 

I shall conclude these notes with a few words upon the nature of the 
circumstances, apart from weakening custom and dying prejudice, which 
of necessity debar our American institutions of learning from becoming 
universities. The sum of these is absence of governmental management. 
As long as any body of men can procure a charter from careless legis- 


latures. (legislatures are always and by the law of their being careless !) 
empowering them to bestow degrees, and naming them by the once dig- 
nified name of college or university, just so long will weakling institu- 
tions multiply and increase with that prolificness which is so common in 
the lower orders of life. Sectarian bigotry and contemptible local pride 
beget a rage of rivalry for students between those already founded, and 
breed others of like stripe under those two venerable names. Until we 
have a regularly graded and comprehensive system, where the founda- 
tion of elementary principles is laid in high-schools and gymnasia, and 
at the head stands a comparatively small number of fully organized and 
equipped universities of the true type, with scores of professors, not giving 
elementary instruction, but confining themselves to undebauched univer- 
sity methods and work, a heavy mill-stone is hung about the neck of true 
scholarship and learning in America. Until that time, we shall be 
dependent on foreign masters and foreign universities. Annually several 
hundred American students,* notwithstanding the additional expense of 
transatlantic travel, are found in Germany seeking that atmosphere of 
study, scientific investigation, and helpful sympathy and scholastic free- 
dom, which this country not only does not afford, but never can afford 
until the Government's firm, impassive hand controls and directs our 
educational system. The attempt made in founding the Johns Hopkins 
University in Baltimore has succeeded' as well as it is possible for a 
university to succeed under present conditions ; but such is the destruc- 
tive competition for students indissolubly wedded to private teaching, 
that the government of that university, in order to attract to it more than 
a handful of students, have been forced to institute collegiate courses 
which overshadow, to some extent, the university proper, and contami- 
nate the university atmosphere, — nay, more, a preparatory department 
even has been added to the same end. This attempt to reconcile in one 
institution the functions of grammar-school, high-school, and university, 
reminds one of the family which united in the person of a single domestic 
the duties of wet-nurse, chambermaid, and housekeeper. Yet when the 
higher education is relegated to private corporations, this process is 
inevitable ; competition for students, whatever it may be in trade, is the 
death-dance of real learning ; and it is inseparable from non-govern- 
mental institutions where freedom of establishment is allowed. 

• In the winter of 1882-83, there were sixty-odd American students at the University of 
Berlin alone. 



Of course, the attempt at governmental organization and control of 
education in this country would meet with a whirlwind of vehement 
denunciation and hysterical outcries ; yet it strikes me»that this populous 
nation should have outgrown the prattling child that thinks its toys are 
the nicest in the world, and its papa the wisest, best and greatest of men. 
It is time that, with manly vigor and candor of judgment, we should be 
willing to recognize and confess that our institutions are not the paragons 
of time, and that, while we can teach other nations much, there is still a 
great deal for us to learn from them. 



'* Good-morning, Neighbor Conservative.'' 

"Good-morning, Neighbor Liberal. Your brow seems clouded this 
morning. What has gone amiss ?" 

" More trouble with my sheep, neighbor. Ever since we turned our 
attention entirely to sheep-raising, you seem to have all the luck, and I 
all the misfortune. Why, only yesterday a bunch of my lambs escaped 
from a field in the South, and went over entire into a rival flock. It is no 
use to follow them, for they are now intermingled and past recall." 

" Indeed, neighbor, you have my sympathy in your disaster. But 
how did it occur?" 

** There I fear that I am compelled to acknowledge to a slight extent 
what you have long claimed and I long denied. In this case I had too 
many pasture lots widely removed from one another. For while I was 
intently regarding my flocks in the North, this one of the South escaped. 
Yet, when I see so much rich pasturage throughout the land, my ambi- 
tion is newly aroused ; I doubt not that I shall soon be making another 

" Neighbor, forgive me if I offend, but I must take the present 
opportunity to again commend you to prudence, not only for your own 
welfare, but also for that of sheep-raisers in general. You are aware that 
the other agricultural interests are in a mass against us, and occupying, 
as they always do, territory adjacent to our own, omit no opportunity to 
range themselves against us, and to find fault with our conduct. Hence, 


I say, I protest. One of their strongest arguments is, that our interests 
and results are but temporary, that we exert no lasting influence 
upon the commAcial world, and that our weakness is shown by 
the half-hearted manner of many of our sheep in their desire to live, 
and the desertions of our flocks to one another and to their side. 
In view of these facts, neighbor, how can you purchase additional land 
and start new flocks ? Do you not see that you have sufficient already ? 
You are one of the largest sheep-holders now known. Are you not sat- 
isfied ? •• 

"At times, neighbor, I seem to have sufficient lands and flocks, but 
yet, when I look at the great work to be done by us, when I consider the 
benefit to the sheep of having many flocks and pastures, whereby they 
may safely and pleasantly change fields, and may frequently meet with 
their own kind, I say, when I consider all this, I am constrained to 
enlarge my domain. In addition, I must confess the presence of a little 
ambition which prompts me to the attempted possession of rich fields 
which I see about me. Of course, if I keep my flocks large and fields 
numerous, I must expect some difficulty in their management." 

•* I must confess, Neighbor Liberal, that I fail to see the pleasure or 
profit in a course of action by which you confessedly involve yourself 
in difficulties. I am aware that my flocks are smaller and fields fewer 
than yours, and that to the outside world and my fellow-growers my 
existence seems insignificant;. Yet I also am aware that desertions from 
my flock, during my whole life, can almost be counted upon the fingers, 
and that my fields, by reason of their scanty number, occupy the very 
best locations. Further, in speaking of the commingling of kindred 
flocks, I claim that although my sheep more rarely meet than yours, yet 
they appreciate it more for its very rarity. I have known several sheep of 
Neighbor Liberal Deuteron's flock to have pastured for years in close 
proximity without being aware of one another's existence. I should be 
extremely grieved to have such a thing occur among my sheep. As to 
your ambition to be classed among the large land-holders, and have a 
' national' reputation, I cannot consistently consider it worthy the trouble 
you undergo in the attempt, and the danger you court in the fulfillment." 

*' Well, neighbor, I must confess that I am far from impressed with 
your arguments. Yet one thing please explain, and that is, why your 
sheep always appear so active, and why do they cling so tenaciously to 


one another, and refuse to intermingle freely with other flocks ? And 
further, why do you always wear so gay an aspect even when talking 
over these grave responsibilities ? " 

" One question at a time, neighbor. First, permit me to say that this 
clinging so tenaciously, which you evidently do not relish, is due to the 
small number of flocks, and more especially the small number of sheep, 
in each flock. By this means they become more nearly alike ; being 
fewer in number, their tastes more nearly agree, and dissent and fac- 
tions are unknown. Their constant grouping alone tends to promote a 
better fellowship, and hence the activity. They become very much like 
brothers, which, by the way, they are very fond of calling one another. 
As to my gay aspect, it arises from the fact that my few flocks do not 
demand my constant attention ; they strictly obey my orders, they are 
never at variance, discord is unknown, and I am, consequently, happy." 

** But, Neighbor Conservative, I have heard it rumored about the 
country side, but chiefly, I am willing to confess, among our opponents 
of the agrarian interests, that your small number frequently leads to over- 
fellowship, or, if you will pardon the word, to super-conviviality, even to 
indiscretion. How is this?" 

** I can only reply, neighbor, by appealing to your judgment, 
whereby you may know that the larger number necessarily embraces 
more diverse temperaments, and hence more liability to contain ' black 
sheep.' As to a small number engendering super-conviviality, I reply 
that the quality of a flock is apart from its quantity. If your sheep be 
not well chosen, it reflects upon the judgment of the chooser, rather than 
the argument of numbers. I, too, have heard such statements made 
concerning the Conservative flocks, but it has been my general observa- 
tion that they arc equally true of the Liberal flocks. If sheep will not 
obey the rules of life, and produce for us good profit, they ought to 
realize that the result must inevitably be disastrous, not only to them- 
selves, but to their fellow-flocks. 1 scarcely think our sheep realize their 

" I beg you will excuse me from farther conversation to-day, Brother 
Conservative, as I am compelled to make a long journey to a distant 
flock, which seems to contain two natural elements impossible to agree. 
I shall meet many Liberal flocks upon my journey, and shall hence be 
right glad that I am not a Conservative. 

" Every man to his own taste, neighbor. Good-day " 



On the 26th of March, 1885 (A. F. LXI.), charter members and 
others of the Beta Deuteron of Chi Phi, were initiated at Harvard College. 
Brothers Hunt, Anthony, Owen and Butler of Phi, and Brother Chap- 
man of Sigma, were present ; also Brother Abbot, of Rho, one of the 
charter members of Beta Deuteron. There was a preliminary meeting 
in Brother Abbot's room, and Brother Chapman was chosen to act as 
Alpha, and Brother Abbot as Beta. Then the brothers adjourned to the 
lodge-room, No. 7 Brattle Street, Cambridge, and the initiation beg^. 
W. Leverett, S. S. Bartlett, C. A. Wilson, C. Browne, Jr., and G. H. 
Brewer, charter members, were initiated in the above order. After these, 
A. Keith, G. W. Kimball, P. S. Rust and B. T. Schermerhorn were 
initiated. All these men were put through the initiation prescribed by 
the ritual, and nothing more. 

After the initiation, which lasted from 8 P. 'M. to 11.30 P. M., 
all adjourned to a supper served in Cambridge. All the above-named men 
were present, and several toasts were proposed and drunk to Beta 
Deuteron. After supper it was too late to elect officers, so a meeting was 
called for March 31, at the rooms. At 3.30 P. M., March 31, the meeting 
was called to order by Brother Abbot, who was chosen Alpha pro tern. 

The following officers were elected : Alpha, Harry Stephens Abbot, 
74 Beacon Street, Boston ; Beta, Brother Leverett ; Gamma, Philip Sidney 
Rust, 57 Thayer Street, Cambridge ; Delta, Brother Keith ; Epsilon. 
Brother Schermerhorn ; Zcta, Stephen S. Bartlett, 7 Little's Block, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

The meeting then adjourned. Since we have started we have 
elected and initiated Lloyd McKim Garrison, Thomas Osborne Shepard 
and S. A. Goodhue, making a membership of thirteen (13) men. 

Our rooms are situated at No. 7 Brattle Street, Cambridge. They consist 
of a parlor and a lodge-room. The membership is made up from the dif- 
ferent classes as follows : From '85, Stephen Smith Bartlett, 15 Chester 
Square, Boston, Mass ; Arthur Keith, WoUaston, Mass. ; William Leverett, 
Carlisle, Pa. ; from '86, Harry Stephens .Abbot, 74 Beacon Street, Boston, 
Mass. ; Charles Abbot Wilson, Farragut Square, Washington, D. C. ; 


from '87, George Washington Kimball, Arlington, Mass. ; Philip Sidney 
Rust, 3 Chester Square, Boston, Mass.; from '88, Graham Hunting 
Brewer, South Orange, N. J. ; Causten Browne, Jr., 19 Marlborough 
Street, Boston, Mass. ; Lloyd McKim Garrison, Orange, N. J. ; Samuel 
Amory Goodhue, Salem, Mass. ; Bernard Turner Schermerhom, Ded- 
ham, Mass. ; Thomas Osborne Shepard. Salem, Mass. All these men 
are of good social standing in their classes, and, as far as we can see, 
men of good promise. 

We feel very much encouraged as regards the success of Beta 
Deuteron, as all the members seem to take a very active interest in the 
affairs of the chapter. S. S. B. 


9pe^ Iiefefeeps. 

Dear Sir and Brother : Chance has thrown in our way a copy 
of that aristocratic journal, the Psi Upsilon Diamond, It contains an 
article by Professor E. H. Williams, Jr., a member of the Faculty of Lehigh 
University, entitled *' The Foundation of the Eta Chapter at Lehigh," 
which gives an account of the inception and progpress of the petition 
which resulted in the establishment of this latest of Psi Upsilon chapters. 
The whole tone of the article is in the well-known "me myself" style 
which characterizes this fraternity. The then existing chapters of other 
societies (X * and ATA) are said to be " of the lowest rank,*' " all being 
second and third rate fraternities." But at last Psi Upsilon has foemen 
worthy of her steel ; for our historian tells us that *' since our start, we 
have seen A * and A X come in, and now have some decent rivals 
to contend with." 

And we are further informed that the " better class of students did 
not go to secret fraternities." We would like to add a postscript to 
Professor Williams' article, and relate a circumstance which shows the 
value of all this. 

When Psi Upsilon came to reclaim Lehigh, and when its petition 
was being formed, it would be natural to suppose that it would find 
among non-fraternity men ample material for its recruits, as " the better 
class of students did not go to the secret fraternities." Not at all. The 
II Chapter of A T A was paid the doubtful compliment of being asked to 
become renegades to their trust, and to form the petition which bloomed 
later into the H of i' T. A meeting was held, at which Professors 
Williams and Johnson, both members of Psi Upsilon, were present. The 
offer was deliberately made, and scornfully refused. Of the particulars 
of this meeting we know nothing beyond the on dit ; but the facts related 
above we do know to be true. Perhaps the Crescent will further enlighten 
us on this subject. 


So Psi Upsilon was recruited from that " better class of students ** 
as a second choice, her first being a chapter of one of " the poor lot of 
fraternities represented ** in Lehigh. R. 

New York City, April 30, 1885. 

Dear Brother: When your letter reached me, I was making 
preparations to change my residence. This has been acccmplished, 
and I am now settled here as principal assistant engineer Keystone 
Bridge Company. 

Brother George W. G. Ferris (9 Chapter) is inspecting the iron and 
steel for the bridges over the Ohio River at Henderson and Louisville, 
and has been an inhabitant of the Smoky City for about a year. 

Brother Hallsted (9 Chapter) has returned to Louisville, and is now 
in the employ of the Louisville Bridge and Iron Company. 

Brother Thackray (9 Chapter) has received an offer to take charge 
of a large steel company in Pittsburgh, and will probably accept. 

Brother Van Hoesen is still with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 
and can be found at No. 233 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia. 

Brother H. W. Grady, ex-Grand Alpha, has an excellently written 
article in the April Century, in reply to George W. Cable, on the negpro 
question. Yours truly, 


Pittsburgh, Pa., April 18, 1885. 

Dear Brother : We have at last received the Convention minutes, 
and send our thanks for the same. We see that ** Tau " has not been 
heard from, and that a committee had been appointed to investigate the 
matter. Although pained, we were not surprised to learn of "Tau's** 
demise, as one of her men. Brother Bingham, Tau, '85, has been living 

here in San Francisco for a time. 

« » * * * 

It seems too bad to me, that when X * gets a chapter in a large, 

well-known institution, where she must place and maintain her branches, 

that her new men do not take or understand fraternity spirit well enough 

to keep their chapter alive. That was a large institution, and there was 


plenty of room for X *, in spite of the many older fraternities there 
Why could " Tau " not be kept up ? 

We must enter some of the older and larger universities before many 
years, such as Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Michigan, Bowdoin, Wil- 
liams, etc., or take a second-rate position among fraternities. All frater- 
nities that amount to much are coming to large colleges exclusively. 

Of our opponents here : Z -¥ has but seven men, of whom two graduate 
this year, leaving one man in '87, and four green Freshies (*88). 

A K E has never been strong here. Her men have not been wisely 
chosen. In all her course, she has had but three men having received 
college honors, in the smallest degree. She generally takes men from 
country districts, to keep her house agoing. She has now fourteen men, 
one of whom graduates this year. 

The younger brother of her best alumnus has promised to join us, 
rather than associate with such men. He enters next term. Another of 
A K E's alumni, a teacher in the San Francisco preparatory school, 
advises men not to join A K E now. 

Of B O n nothing may be said. They are unnoticed by any one. 

Chi Phi has eleven men (twelve or eleven is about the average in 
Berkeley), of whom two graduate. We will take in this term, just after 
Commencement, one *86. one '87, and three *88 men, who have promised 
to join us then. 

We are liked by the other fraternities, and by outsiders. Have by 
far the largest proportion of honors than any one " crowd ** in college. 
Next term we take in four men that I know of, and three we have our 
eyes on. 

Hoping I have not bored you by my little summary, I remain. 

Yours in X <J>, 


Berkeley, Cal., April 20, 1885. 

>itoi(iAL JJI(^AKtn(Nt, 

All persons indebted to the Quarterly are earnestly requested to 
settle with the Business Manager at once, so that the accounts may be 
arranged prior to the next convention. 

Mare your arrangements to be in New York City on the i8th of 

Now is an excellent time to talk up the next convention . The October 
number will be devoted to this topic, and its pages now invite full 
discussion upon any topic which may be brought before that body. 
Brothers, let us hold a caucus through the medium of the next Quarterly, 
so that we may be able to know precisely what we want to do, and how 
to do it. 

The series of historical sketches appearing in the different num- 
bers is intended to throw light upon several points heretofore in the dark, 
and at the same time to instruct the younger members concerning the 
past workings of the Order. Only by contemplation of the past can we 
rightly judge the present and forecast the future. In this connection we 
desire to ask for information concerning the Chi Phi Chacket. Who 
will contribute an article on the subject ? 

Several exchanges mention the proficiency of the new members 
of chapters in answering the examination questions upon the constitution 
and laws of the fraternity, which they are compelled to answer before 
being taken into full rites and privileges. How many Chi Phi initiates 
of the present year can satisfactorily render the Unwritten Law ? How 
many can pass a fair examination upon the constitution and by-laws ? 
How many can name the leading fraternities, their location and respective 
values ? The two latter points are constantly open to the initiate, and 
should be used at his earliest convenience. The Unwritten Law goes 
fresh from the fountain head each year to every chapter. It ought not to 
be neglected or omitted in any particular. Only by constant repetition 
in the lodge-room can these sacred ideas be kept bright. 


Chapters are born, and chapters die. The present issue announces 
both a birth and a death. Nu chapter located at the University of 
Pennsylvania voluntarily surrendered its charter. This action was not 
unexpected, as the chapter was known to have been weak for the past 
year. It was founded in 1883, having been originated by resident mem- 
bers of Philadelphia and brothers attending the institution. The chap- 
ters were expected to prove feeders for it, by reason of the g^eat number 
who complete their courses of study there. Geographically, though, the 
different departments were found to be 50 far removed in situation, and 
the residences of the men in attendance so widely scattered throughout 
Philadelphia, as to render the meetings poorly attended, and intercom- 
munication difficult. Not many men were initiated, but they were of 
the true quality, and Nu has always distinguished herself at the conven- 
tions. She was as prompt in the fulfillment of her obligations as could 
be expected, and her loss is deeply regretted by all. 

The birth of the Beta Deuteron Chapter at Harvard is a matter of 
sincere congratulation to every member of the fraternity, and especially 
so to the Rho men who were instrumental in originating the project. 
Harvard is the oldest and most representative college in the United 
States. Her class societies have long proved a detriment to the effectual 
workings of Greek letter organizations, but it has recently been demon- 
strated that there is room for both. I^ach has its field and aim. and 
these are sufficiently diverse to prevent any conflict. Chi Phi extends 
a hearty welcome to the new men, and expresses a hope that the farthest 
eastern link thus added to the chain may prove one of the strongest. 

Now that the year's management of the Quarterly is nearly 
over, a word of explanation, or even defense, may not be amiss. Several 
suggestions have been received from various subscribers, excellent in 
themselves, yet each contemplating an improvement which would add 
materially to the cost of the publication. It has been the constant aim 
to keep the expense within such bounds as to render the magazine self- 
supporting. No one feels the contrast of size and appearance more 
keenly than does the management, yet reconcilement soon follows upon 
contemplation of the sums expended from the treasury of some organiza- 
tions for the support of the official publication. At the last convention 


of Alpha Tau Omega, the Keeper of the Exchequer reported three 
several appropriations to the Palm, aggregating four hundred dollars in 
one year. Several other sources show like sums expended, though not 
so large. A drain like this upon the general treasury would prove a 
serious impediment to extension and other work. Hence, brothers, have 
patience with the condensed condition of some parts of the Quarterly, 
and permit us to take refuge behind the common defense — " We have 
done what we could." 

If there is one requirement of the work above another liable to 
neglect in a chapter, it is that of sending the semi-annual officials. 
Scarcely one-half the required number was received by the Grand 
Gamma last year, and from present indications, the May number will 
be equally meagre. One prime cause of this is due to a lack of suitable 
post-office address for the different chapter Gammas. When the officials 
are sent, they are addressed with a feeling of uncertainty regarding their 
safe arrival. Explicit directions are necessary where they are sent to 
large cities, and these are rarely at hand. Again : the brother who 
held the office may have left college since the prior number of the 
Quarterly was published, and his mail be left undelivered, or forwarded 
to him. The Quarterly chapter reports have largely taken the place 
of the original intention of the officials ; yet, even if they be confined to 
their present tenure, chapters are bound closer together, confidence is 
newly established regarding any chapter for whom fears are entertained, 
and a fresh interest aroused upon all sides by the arrival of the officials. 
In the next (October) number will be found a complete list of Gammas, 
and their proper addresses, so that there need be no excuse for a failure 
to have a full quota of officials at that time. 

The moral tone of a chapter necessarily depends upon the standard 
of its component parts. Is this standard too low in any chapters of 
Chi Phi ? A newspaper was recently received by the writer, a column 
of which was devoted to the description of a carousal of students, and a 
consequent conflict with the authorities. A chapter of Chi Phi holds a 
prominent place in this institution. Whether or not members of it were 
participants in the disgraceful scene is unknown. Yet the moral is suffi- 
ciently plain. When a man takes upon himself membership in any 


organiiMion, the act idenlilies him with them, and negates any permis- 
sion to indulge in acts which would bring discredit upon himself. He is 
no longer a separate individual, but a part of a body. If this fact pro- 
hibits indulgence o{ vicious habits in different members of a. local 
organization, how much the stronger are these restrictions when the local 
is viewed as a part of a national whole ! One chapter may bring a fra- 
ternity into bad repute throughout an entire section of the country. To 
be known as the leading spirits of a school is usually an enviable posi- 
tion, but far from such when purchased at the expense of all moral obli- 
gation incumbent upon true manhood. Outside show is easily pene- 
trated ; and, although "our fellows" may sport the finest equipment, 
give the choicest banquets, display the most lavish outfits, nevertheless 
the bare iron of truth will soon show through this plating. A high moral 
standard is the only one possible for continued prospeflly of any chap- 
ter. Not the morality of Puritanism, which substitutes religious obser- 
vances for fellowship, and literary exercises for the hearty joke, but honest, 
upright manliness. As one of our "fathers in Israel" says: "Avoid 
the two rocks, — the one of prudishness, the other of conviviality." 


It is rumored that a new chapter of Chi Phi would soon be 
established here ( Wooster, Ohio.) Crescent, 

Theta Delta Chi, which was reported by some of its own members 
to have entered Ohio State University, has failed in the project, the only 
regular initiate having left the institution after a stay of two terms. 

The Crescent contains a review of recent publications, by Delta Tau 
Deltas, numbering eleven, and running through all branches of letters 
from science to poetry. On January i, the membership of this organiza- 
tion aggregated three hundred and thirty-six, of whom twenty-five were 
preparatory, scattered through thirty-one chapters. 

The Quarterly acknowledges the receipt of those excellent annuals, 
the Transit and Olio, sent by Theta and Phi chapters. Chi Phi seems 
to be a leading feature in each. Also, the University Magazine, pub- 
lished at Athens, Ga., has reached the editorial table. It is a spicy little 
journal, upon whose staff Chi Phi (Eta Chapter) holds three of the eight 

The following convention list is taken from the Troy Polytechnic 
Transit: Theta Xi, New Haven, Conn., February, 1886; Delta Phi, 
New York City, December, 1885; Zeta Psi, Montreal, January, 1886; 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Middleton, Conn., October, 1885 ; Delta Tau 
Delta, Detroit, Mich., August, 1885; Theta Delta Chi, New York City, 
November, 1885. 

Delta Upsilon has created an Alumni Bureau, whose work shall be 
as follows: 

3. The duties of this bureau shall be to collect and systematically 
preserve addresses of Alumni ; to search for addresses of lost members ; 
to keep records of all deaths in the fraternity, etc. 


organiiation, the act identifies him with them, and negates any permis- 
sion to indulge in acts which would bring discredit upon himself. He is 
no longer a separate individual, but a part of a body. If this fact pro- 
hibits indulgence of vicious habits In different members of a local 
organization, how much the stronger are these restrictions when the local 
is viewed as a part of a national whole ! One chapter may bring a fra- 
ternity into bad repute throughout an entire section of the country. To 
be known as the leading spirits of a school is usually an enviable posi- 
tion, but far from such when purchased at the expense of all moral obli- 
gation incumbent upon true manhood. Outside show is easily pene- 
trated ; and, although "our fellows" may sport the finest equipment, 
give the choicest banquets, display the most lavish outfits, nevertheless 
the bare iron of truth will soon show through this plating. A high moral 
standard is the only one possible for continued prospeflly of any chap- 
ter. Not the morality of Puritanism, which substitutes religious obser- 
vancesfor fellowship, and literary exercises for the hearty joke, but honest, 
upright manliness. As one of our "fathers in Israel" says: "Avoid 
the two rocks, — the one of prudishness, the other of conviviality." 

XCHANC^ J(]>AKtn(Nt. 

It is rumored that a new chapter of Chi Phi would soon be 
established here ( Wooster, Ohio.) Crescent, 

Theta Deha Chi, which was reported by some of its own members 
to have entered Ohio State University, has failed in the project, the only 
regular initiate having left the institution after a stay of two terms. 

The Or5^^«/ contains a review of recent publications, by Delta Tau 
Deltas, numbering eleven, and running through all branches of letters 
from science to poetry. On January i , the membership of this organiza- 
tion aggregated three hundred and thirty-six, of whom twenty-five were 
preparatory-, scattered through thirty-one chapters. 

The Quarterly acknowledges the receipt of those excellent annuals, 
the Transit and Olio, sent by Theta and Phi chapters. Chi Phi seems 
to be a leading feature in each. Also, the University Magazine, pub- 
lished at Athens, Ga., has reached the editorial table. It is a spicy little 
journal, upon whose staff Chi Phi (Eta Chapter) holds three of the eight 

The following convention list is taken from the Troy Polytechnic 
Transit : Theta Xi, New Haven, Conn., February, 1886; Delta Phi, 
New York City, December, 1885; Zeta Psi, Montreal, January, 1886; 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Middleton, Conn., October, 1885 ; Delta Tau 
Delta, Detroit, Mich., August, 1885; Theta Delta Chi, New York City, 
November, 1885. 

Delta Upsilon has created an Alumni Bureau, whose work shall be 
as follows: 

3. The duties of this bureau shall be to collect and systematically 
preserve addresses of Alumni ; to search for addresses of lost members ; 
to keep records of all deaths in the fraternity, etc. 


4. The members annually elected by the several chapters to act as 
chapter editors for the fraternity periodical publication shall act as 
assistants to the bureau, having in charge the members of their respective 

The Delta Tau Deltas and Rainbows have signed the terms of con- 
tract agreeing to consolidate the two fraternities. The Rainbows have 
chapters at Vanderbilt, and the universities of Tennessee, Mississippi, 
and Texas, and at Randolph, Macon, and Emory and Asbury colleges. 
The union now with Delta Tau Delta disposes of another of the small 
fraternities, which is a matter of congratulation to all parties. The 
Rainbows will wear Rainbow pins with Delta Tau Delta guard-pins ; the 
Delta Tau Deltas will wear Delta Tau Delta pins and Rainbow guard- 
pins. — Phi Delta Theta Scroll, 

From the general tone of editorials in the Kappa Alpha (Southern) 

Magazine^ a union with the Northern order is a thing very far in the 

Miss Frances Ball, Grand Treasurer of the Kappa Kappa Gamma 
fraternity, has been lost to that organization by becoming Mrs. Mauck. 

From an editorial on "Extension," in the Phi Gamma Delta: 

" The oak-tree is the best figurative expression of our idea of exten- 
sion. The branches do not grow faster than the trunk, nor the leaves 
larger than the other parts all put together. We say the * oak-tree,' 
rather than the weeping willow ; for in the latter the branches are so very 
numerous and weak, — always hanging their heads, and trying to hide 
the stem from view, as if they were sorry they belonged to such a little 
thing, — that we do not think it a good figure. While in the oak the 
branches are not numerous, they are strong, and hold themselves up, as 
if they wanted every one to see to what sort of tree they belonged. 

"The only waj^ to get extension is to extend. Put two first-class 
chapters in every first-class university, one first-class chapter in every 
first-class college, and one first-class chapter in every growing second- 
class college. Keep out of the high schools ; we don't want to see a lot 
of fraternity barbarians, sub rusticus (cs), wearing * nice frat. pins.* 

*• Take a small portion of Horace Greeley's advice about the West. 
Make a limited extension upward and outward, and a great deal down- 


ward. Get a firmer hold in the colleges where you are. Build chapter 
houses, and prepare to live where you are." 

A new chapter of this fraternity has been established at Dennison 
University, Granville, Ohio. 

At the last convention of Alpha Tau Omega, the office of General 
Secretary was created, with the following duties : 

First, That his salary shall be . . . annually, and as much more 
as he shall make out of the Paltn over and above all the expenses, and 
that his salary shall be paid quarterly. 

St'cond, He shall be Worthy Grand Scribe and business manager of 
the Palm, which office shall include all clerical work necessary to the 
procuring of chapter and alumni letters, communicated and memorial 
articles, and such other work as the High Council shall direct. He shall 
also do all clerical work that is necessary in securing information which 
shall be needed in the compilation of the catalogue ; in a word, he shall 
be under direction of High Council to use in any department of frater- 
nity work where his services may be deemed necessary by that body. 

A small volume, neatly bound in blue cloth, and bearing the 
title, '* History of Omega Chapter of Sigma Chi, North-Western Uni- 
versity, Evanston, III.," has been received, and affords much pleasure, 
both in the perusal of contents and the contemplation of gratifying 
improvements in Greek work, whereby such excellent publications are 
rendered possible. The book is exhaustive, and constitutes a mine for 
those pleasant experiences which the enthusiastic " Sig." enjoys so 
hugely. From the history of Sigma Chi, we take : " The Sigma Chi 
Fraternity was founded June 28, 1855, at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. 
Its founders were six Delta Kappa Epsilons, who refused to obey the 
dictates of a fraternity caucus. Since there were just twelve men in the 
D. K. E. Chapter, the rebellious * Dekes ' could not be expelled ; so the 
caucus members ran away with the charter and records, while the other 
six stood together, and became the founders of Sigma Chi. Minerva- 
like, she sprang full armed from the head of the fraternity Jupiter. She 
has now thirty-eight chapters, with an average undergraduate member- 
ship of twelve, and a total membership roll of about thirty-five hundred 
alumni members." Among the anecdotes is one giving an account ot 
the attempt to make King Kalakua of the Sandwich Islands a Sigma 


Chi during his visit to Chicago in 1875. He felt honored by the recep- 
tion of the official document, but passed by in cold contempt the initia- 
tion fee of five hundred dollars. 

The Chi Psi PurpU and Gold contains an able defense of Philip 
Spencer, one of the founders of the fraternity at Hobart College, who 
was executed on board the Somers, during the war, for mutiny. An 
editorial on " Literary or Fraternity Articles " advocates the publishing 
of both, for the following reasons : The former will be read with interest 
for the writer's sake ; they create a strong feeling between alumnus and 
undergraduate, and they make the publication readable to the entire 
household which they enter. 

The following excellent " Open Letter " appears in the Beta ThetaPi: 


For some years there has been a steady increase in the cost of 
attending our conventions. High-priced banquets, expensive hotels, 
and large bills generally, have become the order of the day. The result 
has been to shut out from attendance a ejreat many Betas who otherwise 
would go. There seems to be a suspicion that our conventions are held 
for show, to make other fraternity men- and barbarians think Beta 
Theta Pi is a great institution. The primary idea in convention-holding 
was a reunion of all the brethren, a jolly good time, and the transaction 
of necessary business. The outside world was not considered, and the 
result was large conventions and great enthusiasm. Of late, our con- 
ventions have been more costly and smaller. Whither are we tending ? 
Evidently to oligarchy, — a government by a few, rather than to a more 
perfect democracy. Let us try once more the Beta reunion plan ; let 
that be made the prime object, and then there will be larger attendance 
at our conventions. A banquet there must be ; but because it cost four 
dollars a plate last year, there is no need of making it five this. 

The tendency is cropping out even in our state reunions. Every 
day the complaint is heard : " I'd like to go, but I can't afford it " Many 
a Beta who longs to attend a reunion, who needs the inspiration of such 
an event, is prevented from going by the cost of the banquet. And 
these boys are not niggardly at all. They are not "bloods," however, 
and cannot afford to pay for excessive style in banquets. 


With five thousand members, perhaps, Beta Theta Pi surely ought 
to have at least one hundred at any convention ; but this will not occur 
■when to traveling expenses and hotel bills must be added extravagant 
«^es for banquets i la mode, and extra table decorations. Do we want 
large conventions ? Let the expenses be reduced, let the other fraterni- 
ties squander money on finer banquets than ours, and let the public 
know of our enjoyment. One hundred and fifty men with a " onc- 
doUar-a-plate " banquet will make more impression as a convention 
than will seventy men and a "four-dollars-a-plate" symposium. I^t 
us return to the simplicity of years gone by, and the ranks of convention- 
goers will be filled. Demos. 


ALPHA — University of Virginia, Va. 

J. B. Minor, Jr. (r). R. M. Ward (a). 


There is nothing of general interest to the fraternity now taking 
:e among the brothers of Alpha. As to college affairs, several 
>ortant events have occurred since our last communication to the 
^RTERLV. On March 30 the corner-stone of the new University Chapel 

* laid, accompanied by appropriate services and an address by 
Scheie DeVere. On April 1 3 were held the inauguration exercises of 
L^ander McCormick Observatory. Due and impressive ceremonies 

* performed in the Public Hall. There were addresses from several 
'^guished gentlemen — among others, from Professor Asaph Hall, of 
^- S. N. Observatory at Washington — and the formal surrender of 
*^^ys of the new observatory was made to the Rector and the Board 

"^here are at present at the University fourteen college secret fra- 
*^ies, besides two secret societies which cannot properly be classed 
^g the Greek X^XXitx fraternities. Within the folds of these fourteen 
^^ies are embraced about one-half of the students. The total num- 
^^ fraternity men in college last year was about the same as it is 
The individual names and membership are as follows. The last 
^ numbers in this list are to be understood thus : The first is the 
^ rnembership this year ; the second is enclosed in parentheses, and 
^^3cnts the initiates and transferees from other chapters this year; the 
^ is expressed in Roman numerals, and indicates the membership 
^ Session : 

/. Alpha Tau Omega. — Delta Chapter, established in 1868, has had 

* members, 92 initiates and 39 from other chapters. 19, (4), XXIV. 

2, Beta Theta Pi. — Omicron Chapter, established in 1855, has had 
15 members. 12, (7), VII. 

3, Delta Kappa Epsilon. — Eta Chapter, established in 1885, has had 
45 members. 9, (5), X. 


Chapters are born, and chapters die. The present issue announces 
both a birth and a death. Nu chapter located at the University of 
Pennsylvania voluntarily surrendered its charter. This action was not 
unexpected, as the chapter was known to have been weak for the past 
year. It was founded in 1883, having been originated by resident mem- 
bers of Philadelphia and brothers attending the institution. The chap- 
ters were expected to prove feeders for it, by reason of the great number 
who complete their courses of study there. Geographically, though, the 
different departments were found to be so far removed in situation, and 
the residences of the men in attendance so widely scattered throughout 
Philadelphia, as to render the meetings poorly attended, and intercom- 
munication difficult. Not many men were initiated, but they were of 
the true quality, and Nu has always distinguished herself at the conven- 
tions. She was as prompt in the fulfillment of her obligations as could 
be expected, and her loss is deeply regretted by all. 

The birth of the Beta Deuteron Chapter at Harvard is a matter of 
sincere congratulation to every member of the fraternity, and especially 
so to the Rho men who were instrumental in originating the project. 
Harvard is the oldest and most representative college in the United 
States. Her class societies have long proved a detriment to the effectual 
workings of Greek letter organizations, but it has recently been demon- 
strated that there is room for both. I^ach has its field and aim, and 
these are sufficiently diverse to prevent any conflict. Chi Phi extends 
a hearty welcome to the new men, and expresses a hope that the farthest 
eastern link thus added to the chain may prove one of the strongest. 

Now that the year's management of the Quarterly is nearly 
over, a word of explanation, or even defense, may not be amiss. Several 
suggestions have been received from various subscribers, excellent in 
themselves, yet each contemplating an improvement which would add 
materially to the cost of the publication. It has been the constant aim 
to keep the expense within such bounds as to render the magazine self- 
supporting. No one feels the contrast of size and appearance more 
keenly than does the management, yet reconcilement soon follows upon 
contemplation of the sums expended from the treasury of some organiia- 
tions for the support of the official publication. At the last convention 


of Alpha Tau Omega, the Keeper of the Exchequer reported three 
several appropriations to the Palm, aggregating four hundred dollars in 
one year. Several other sources show like sums expended, though not 
so large. A drain like this upon the general treasury would prove a 
serious inipediment to extension and other work. Hence, brothers, have 
patience with the condensed condition of some parts of the Quarterly, 
and permit us to take refiige behind the common defense — '* We have 
done what we could." 

If there is one requirement of the work above another liable to 
neglect in a chapter, it is that of sending the semi-annual officials. 
Scarcely one-half the required number was received by the Grand 
Gamma last year, and from present indications, the May number will 
be equally meagre. One prime cause of this is due to a lack of suitable 
post-office address for the different chapter Gammas. When the officials 
are sent, they are addressed with a feeling of uncertainty regarding their 
safe arrival. Explicit directions are necessary where they are sent to 
large cities, and these are rarely at hand. Again : the brother who 
held the office may have left college since the prior number of the 
Quarterly was published, and his mail be left undelivered, or forwarded 
to him. The Quarterly chapter reports have largely taken the place 
of the original intention of the officials ; yet, even if they be confined to 
their present tenure, chapters are bound closer together, confidence is 
newly established regarding any chapter for whom fears are entertained, 
and a fresh interest aroused upon all sides by the arrival of the officials. 
In the next (October) number will be found a complete list of Gammas, 
and their proper addresses, so that there need be no excuse for a failure 
to have a full quota of officials at that time. 

The moral tone of a chapter necessarily depends upon the standard 
of its component parts. Is this standard too low in any chapters of 
Chi Phi ? A newspaper was recently received by the writer, a column 
of which was devoted to the description of a carousal of students, and a 
consequent conflict with the authorities. A chapter of Chi Phi holds a 
prominent place in this institution. Whether or not members of it were 
participants in the disgraceful scene is unknown. Yet the moral is suffi- 
ciently plain. When a man takes upon himself membership in any 


Chi during his visit to Chicago in 1875. ^^ ^^^^ honored by the recep- 
tion of the official document, but passed by in cold contempt the initia- 
tion fee of five hundred dollars. 

The CAt Psi Purple and Gold contains an able defense of Philip 
Spencer, one of the founders of the fraternity at Hobart College, who 
was executed on board the Somers, during the war, for mutiny. An 
editorial on " Literary or Fraternity Articles *' advocates the publishing 
of both, for the following reasons : The former will be read with interest 
for the writer's sake ; they create a strong feeling between alumnus and 
undergraduate, and they make the publication readable to the entire 
household which they enter. 

The following excellent " Open Letter " appears in the Beta ThetaPi: 


For some years there has been a steady increase in the cost of 
attending our conventions. High-priced banquets, expensive hotels, 
and large bills generally, have become the order of the day. The result 
has been to shut out from attendance a great many Betas who otherwise 
would go. There seems to be a suspicion that our conventions are held 
for show, to make other fraternity men* and barbarians think Beta 
Theta Pi is a great institution. The primary idea in convention-holding 
was a reunion of all the brethren, a jolly good time, and the transaction 
of necessary business. The outside world was not considered, and the 
result was large conventions and great enthusiasm. Of late, our con- 
ventions have been more costly and smaller. Whither are we tending ? 
Evidently to oligarchy, — a government by a few, rather than to a more 
perfect democracy. Let us try once more the Beta reunion plan; let 
that be made the prime object, and then there will be larger attendance 
at our conventions. A banquet there must be ; but because it cost four 
dollars a plate last year, there is no need of making it five this. 

The tendency is cropping out even in our state reunions. Every 
day the complaint is heard : " I'd like to go, but I can't afford it " Many 
a Beta who longs to attend a reunion, who needs the inspiration of such 
an event, is prevented from going by the cost of the banquet. And 
these boys are not niggardly at all. They are not "bloods," however, 
and cannot afford to pay for excessive style in banquets. 


With five thousand members, perhaps, Beta Theta Pi surely ought 
to have at least one hundred at any convention ; but this will not occur 
when to traveUng expenses and hotel bills must be added extravagant 
rates for banquets a la mode, and extra table decorations. Do we want 
large conventions ? Let the expenses be reduced, let the other fraterni- 
ties squander money on finer banquets than ours, and let the public 
know of our enjoyment. One hundred and fifty men with a " one- 
dollar-a-ptaie " banquet will make more impression as a convention 
than will seventy men and a "four-dollars-a-ptate" symposium. Let 
us return to the simplicity of years gone by, and the ranks of convention- 
goers will be filled. Demos. 

©oi!;M$fON>«N« ^i.uwniM. 

Adi>iib<s. Zita. 

UnivcniiyDrVii.,Va., Anhur Ufevni. 
Oifurd, Ca., JoKpb A. Griffin. 

N, Bniniwick,N.J.,Bi:ij<>.GeargE Wm. HlR,]l 
Hampden-S^dncy, Va., Funk T. McFidn. 
C. Rest E:aby. 

Troy PiJywchnic Inii 

Albcns, Ci.,i 


I. L. Hint. 


ALPHA — University of Virginia, Va. 

J. B. Minor, Jr. (r). R. M. Ward (a). 


There is nothing of general interest to the fraternity now taking 
place among the brothers of Alpha. As to college affairs, several 
important events have occurred since our last communication to the 
Quarterly. On March 30 the corner-stone of the new University Chapel 
was laid, accompanied by appropriate services and an address by 
M. Scheie DeVere. On April 1 3 were held the inauguration exercises of 
the Leander McCormick Observatory. Due and impressive ceremonies 
were performed in the Public Hall. There were addresses from several 
distinguished gentlemen — among others, from Professor Asaph Hall, of 
the U. S. N. Observatory at Washington — and the formal surrender of 
the keys of the new observatory was made to the Rector and the Board 
of Visitors. 

There are at present at the University fourteen college secret fra- 
ternities, besides two secret societies which cannot properly be classed 
among the Greek l^iitr fraternities. Within the folds of these fourteen 
societies are embraced about one-half of the students. The total num- 
ber of fraternity men in college last year was about the same as it is 
this. The individual names and membership are as follows. The last 
three numbers in this list are to be understood thus : The first is the 
total membership this year ; the second is enclosed in parentheses, and 
represents the initiates and transferees from other chapters this year; the 
third is expressed in Roman numerals, and indicates the membership 
last session : 

/. Alpha Tau Omega, — Delta Chapter, established in 1868, has had 
131 members, 92 initiates and 39 from other chapters. 19, (4), XXIV. 

2, Beta Theia Pi. — Omicron Chapter, established in 1855, has had 
245 members. 12, (7), VII. 

J, Delta Kappa Epsilon. — Eta Chapter, established in 1885, has had 
245 members. 9, (5), X. 


4, Delta Psi, — Upsilon Chapter, established in i860, has had 164 
members. 12, (3), XVI. 

J. Kappa Alpha [Southern). — Lambda Chapter, established in 1873, 
has had 68 members. , 9, (8), IX. 

6. Kappa Sigma, — Founded at the University of Virginia, 1867. 
Alpha Chapter has had 84 members. 6, (3), V. 

7. Pi Kappa Alpha, — Founded at the University of Virginia in 1868. 
Alpha Chapter has had 97 members. 11, (5), XIII. 

8. Sigma Alpha Epsilon. — Omicron Chapter, established in 1858, has 
had 96 members. 6, (6), o. 

g, Sigma Chi. — Psi Chapter, established in i860, has had 164 
members. 18, (8), XI. 

10, Phi Delta Theta, — Virginia Beta Chapter, established in 1873, 
has had 79 members. 14, (6), XV. 

77. Phi Kappa Sigma, — Eta Chapter, established in 1855, has had 
122 members. 2, (o). III. 

12, Phi Kappa Psi, — Virginia Alpha Chapter, established in 1853, 
has had 246 members. 9, (5), X. 

I J, Chi Phi. — Alpha Chapter, established in 1859, has had 146 
members. 10, (2), XVII. 

14, Mystic Seven. — Chapter established in 1868, has had 90 mem- 
bers. 12, (6), X. 

The Eli Banana^ which does not profess to be a fraternity, and 
whose membership always consists for the most part of men drawn from 
the various fraternities in college, was founded af the White Sulphur 
Springs in 1875, established here in 1878, and has had 100 members. 

17. (9). XXIV. 

Pi Tau Rho. — Founded at the University of Virginia in 1884, and 
does not profess to be a fraternity. Membership 7. 

Of fraternities not represented by chapters at the University of 
Virginia, there are at present here one Psi Upsilon of Yale College, and 
two Phi Gamma Deltas, of Hampden-Sidney College. 

To classify these societies according to rank might work unpleasant- 
ness, and could not be done with accuracy. Suffice it to say that I 
believe that, if the vote were taken, each society, after herself, would 
name Chi Phi — and we all know the Grecian fable. 


Sin l^emoriatn* 


Died, February 13, 1885, at his father's residence, in Staunton, Va., Archibald Gerard Stuart, 
in the twenty-eighth year of his age. 

In the death of Brother Archie Stuart, the fraternity has sustained a serious loss, and Alpha 
has lost one of her most brilliant and promising alumni. Whatever meagre tribute we can reader 
to his memory, it is becoming that we offer. A life of more than ordinary promise has been cut 
short by his death, and in it his family have suffered a peculiar bereavement; for he was the 
last male scion of a noble race. He bore a name " which, for one hundred and fifty years, has 
been in the country a synonym for intellect and honor, and he was bom to a rich inheritance of 
talents, fitme, and favor." After a brilliant caieer at the University of Virginia, Brother Archie 
Stuart had established himself with remarkable success in St. Paul, Minn.; but the last few 
years of his life were marred by the progress of the disease which finally put so premature a 
termination to it. 

The following is a copy of the Resolutions passed by Alpha : 


OP THF- Chi Phi Fratbrnity. 
Whbreas, It has seemed good to the all-wise and beneficent Creator to withdraw from this 
life Brother Archibald Gerard Stuart ; and 

Whrrbas, Alpha Chapter has in him lost one of her best and truest, and one who had 
endeared himself to ail by the purity and nobility of his character, and his zeal for our welfare ; 
therefore be it 

Resoivtd, That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his bereaved parents and relatives. 
Resolvtd^ That a copy of these Resolutions be inscribed on our Minutes, and that they be 
published in the Chi Phi Qu arfbrly, and the Virginia University Magazine. 

D. B. Henderson, 
Arthur Lrpevre, 


GAMMA. — Emory College, Oxford, Ga. 

B. B. McLain (r). W. S. Branham (a). 


The last Quarterly was a welcome visitor. It showed more than 
ever before, that we, as 'a fraternity, can make a success of a fraternity 
organ. The Quarterly is under an able management. 

Since our last communication, work has been commenced on the 
technological department of the college. The foundation is being laid. 


and the work will be pushed rapidly forward. Technical training is 
needed in the Southern States, and a school of technology will be a valu- 
able addition to the course of any college. We have not made any 
^ddition^ to our number since our last. We have twenty members, and 
are, as we have always been, steadfast and true to Gamma as a Chapter, 
and to Chi Phi as a fraternity. We are free from internal disputes, 
which preclude all existence of real fraternity spirit, and since we act 
together, we act with more force. 

Of "ladies* men,** we may have few, but Chi Phi's at Gamma 
Chapter, never were, and never will be, found wanting in gallantry and 
courtesy towards the ladies. The chief hold of a fraternity upon society 
is by means of the ladies ; and a fraternity, to be strong socially, must 
not be neglectful of the ladies. 

We are glad to see such good news from the other chapters, and 
especially from our new chapter, Beta Deuteron, at Harvard. The 
party feeling is not so strong as it was a month or two ago, and matters 
are running smoothly. 

Base-ball, in which some of our brothers take an interest, has been 
all the talk here lately. The team here is said to be the best amateur 
nine in the State. 

Of the fifteen speakers' places given in the Sophomore Class, Gamma 
received her full share, taking six out of the fifteen, with five other fra- 
ternities competing. Those of the brothers who received places are : 
W. R. Branham, F. L. Florence, B. B. McLain. J. W. Pattillo, H. T. 
Shaw and W. P. Turner. Others of the brothers spoke creditably to 
themselves and to the chapter, and deserve commendation for their 
efforts. There are at this college six fraternities; namely, X *, * A 0, 
K A, A T Q, 2 A E and ATA. Of these X * and * A G stand first, with 
K A, A T G, 2 A E and ATA following in the orcJer named. 

From the present outlook, there will be a large number of our 
alumni brothers here at Commencement, and wc will do our best to enter- 
tain them. We expect to have, and will have, if labor and money can 
procure it, one of the most elegant banquets ever given here by any 
fraternity. Gamma's past successes not excepted. 

Brother Walter B. Hill, an alumnus of sister Eta at Athens, will 
deliver the Commencement address before the Few and Phi Gamma 


literary societies, Wednesday evening of Commencement. Brother 
W. H. La Prade, one of our alumni brothers, will deliver the address 
before the alumni of the Few Society at the reunion at the Few Hall. 

This year two of our brothers leave us. Brothers W. S. Branham and 
T. B. Pilcher, of the graduating class. We will miss their familiar faces 
in this old hall. They were ever our friends and brothers. We extend 
to them our best wishes, and expect, nay, claim, a share in the future 
honor they shall gain for themselves and Chi Phi. God speed you, 
dear brothers. 

We are strong in numbers, united in sentiment, and free from debt. 
It is the ambition of each of us to- add a new jewel to the bright cluster 
of gems that encircle Chi Phi's brow, and place on her forehead a bright 
garland, interwoven with noblest deeds, the gift of her children, and 
" the only crown she cares to wear." 

Our vows we have taken. 

Our hearts, they are true. 
We cling with devotion 

To Scarlet and Blue- 

May ill winds betide u^, 

The day that we rue 
The hour that allied us 

With Scarlet and Blue. 


Ejnmett Womack, '70, is Solicitor- General for the Flint Judicial Circuit. 
F. H. Richardson, '73, the talented Washington correspondent of the Atlanta 
Comtiiution^ delivered the memorial address at Sparta, Ga. 
Tracy Baxter, '79, is practicing law at Macon, Ga. 
Rev. William Dunbar, *79, recently spent a few days here. 

W. A. Redding, *8o, is traveling for a firm in Macon, Ga. 

R. H. Hyer, *8i, is Professor of Natural Science in South-western University, 


Rev. M. D. Turner, *82, of the North Georgia Conference, is located at Law- 


DELTA — Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Frank L. Mayham (T), F. A. Manderville (a). 


For the last time the present Zeta submits his "communication" to 
the Quarterly, and again he has naught but good news to chronicle. 
The past year has been a successful one to Delta in every way. Although 
we number but nine men, our financial condition was never better, and 
in our college world we lower our lance to none. Our worthy goat was 
brought into requisition on the evening of May 5, to officiate at the birth 
of Brother Pennington Ranney, Princeton, '82, who is pursuing a special 
course here. Brother Ranney is captain of the base-ball team, of which 
Chi Phi also possesses the pitcher and manager. At a meeting of the 
"Targum" Association, Brother T. A. Stoddart, '86, was elected an 
editor to succeed Brother Hart, whose term had expired. 

Delta is anxiously looking forward to the joys of Commencement 
week. On Class Day Brother Hart represents Chi Phi in the position of 
"Address to Under Classmen," and we hope also to be able to have a 
candidate on the Commencement stage. Some new plans are under way 
in connection with our banquet this year, and we hope to make it even 
more of a success than usual. Should any brothers happen to be near 
New Brunswick about that time (June i6th), we hope they will give us a 
call, whether they have received a formal invitation or not. 

The brothers who went with the team to Lehigh on June 9th, brought 
back glowing reports of their treatment by the Psi brothers, although 
their score was not so satisfactory. 

The relative importance of the fraternities here is as follows: A *, 
X ^, A T, A K E, Z 4', B O II. A <*> as a rule has first-rate men, and is our 
worst enemy. X i' and li II take anybody to increase their numbers; 
A Y takes the best students — if they can get them. They are uni- 
versally hated by the secret fraternities. A * is the only one which inter- 
feres with us in rushing, and nine times out of ten we both pick out the 
same men from a class. The fraternity feeling has not been very strong 
for the last few years, and all have been on very friendly terms. It is 
not the least boastful to say that we, in a measure, control the college. 
A * is our only rival, and for the last year or two she has had to give 
way to us on two or three occasions. 



Rumor tells us that Brother L. L. Taylor, '81, is shortly to embark on the sea 
of matrimony. We congratulate *• Livy " most heartily. 

Brother Martin W. Lane, '81, was in town for a day recently, and dropped 
in upon us quite unexpectedly. He is still the same " Mart " as of yore. 

Brother William C. Qark, '82, is traveling in Florida for his health. " Scottie *' 
expects to be married shortly. He has our best wishes. 

Brother A. £. Rutherford, *S^, has changed his place of business to No. 59 
liberty Street. He will be glad to see any " Kiffies " who may be within reach 
of New York at any time. 

EPSILON — Hampden-Sidney College, Hampden-Sidney, Va. 

J. I. Vance (r). J. M. Davis (a). 

It is unpleasant, as well as monotonous, always to see and to read at 
the beginning of any letter, and especially any chapter report, the words, 
" No news! no news ! " But yet such is the fact with Epsilon. There is 
no news to report. 

Since the opening of this college session, the life of Epsilon has 
moved along more quietly than any heretofore experienced by the Zeta. 
Even at the beginning of the session, when there were men to work on, 
Epsilon, somehow or other, did not assume her usual activity. True, we 
had the pleasure of initiating four good men, but yet it was but half of 
what we should have done. It is to be hoped that, at the opening of 
next session, each man of the scarlet and blue will be ready to do some 
good work, and endeavor to sustain the reputation of having true and 
noble men — men devoted to morality, diligence, and uprightness, and 
devoted as well to studious habits, a reputation which Epsilon has long 
continued to enjoy, and may she forever deserve and enjoy it ! 

Our number is somewhat small, two or three of the brothers having 
been compelled to leave on account of sickness. 

Brother J. F. Morton, Class '87, since the last issue of Quarterly, 
has been compelled to leave for home on account of sore eyes. Brother 
J. A. Johnson, *86, has also been compelled to leave for the same reason. 


We trust that both these brothers may soon recover, and at some future 
time be able to return to their studies, and especially to Epsilon. The 
Alpha*s office having been made vacant by Brother Johnson's absence, 
Brother Davis was elected for the unexpired term. 

Our four brothers at the Seminary, — T. C. Johnson, Lancaster, 
Vance, and Walton, — have attended our meetings regularly, and we 
shall miss their presence much during the remainder of the session. 
Their examinations having been successfully passed, and Seminary going 
to close for this session next week (May 6), they will make a straight 
line for home, except Brother T. C. Johnson, who will remain here 
during the summer. We understand that the last three mentioned intend 
to labor in different fields this vacation. May success attend their 
efforts ! 

Epsilon, then, will have only eight men left during the remainder of 
the session, — two Seniors, three Juniors, one Sophomore, and two Fresh- 
men. She will lose by graduation, at the end of the session, two Seniors, 
brothers Adams and Wissner. These two will graduate, no doubt, with 
credit to themselves and Epsilon. This will leave us only six men with 
which to begin next year ; and does it not behoove us to set to work ? 

Brother Wissner has three more examinations, and it will then be 
decided as to who shall take the first honor. 

A X *, * K i' and B G n are running for honors. Chances are 
that Brother Wissner will take the first. Epsilon has not failed to take 
an honor for a number of years, and she will take one this year, though 
next year she will be found in the vocative in that respect. Affairs 
are moving along in every fraternity, though quietly. The spring term 
is nearly over, and has been characterized by universal quiet, which has 
reigned in fraternity circles, as well as throughout the entire college. 
The life of every fraternity has been externally as quiet and as peaceful 
as Epsilon 's, except that the other fraternities, at the beginning of the 
session, were more active in securing new men than we. 

This will be the last report during this session, and as soon all of 
us shall leave our colleges and go out for the summer, we wish all a 
pleasant and delightful summer ; and may each one of Epsilon's men 
return next September with renewed vigor and energy, and with the 
determination to place the scarlet and blue far in the front ranks. 



We had not heard from Rev. W. Frost Bishop, '71, for some time, until 
recently we saw in the Ontral Presbyterian an account from his field of labor. 
He is in Kansas City, and is being successful in his labors. • 

Brother Davis, '86, threatens to be an extensive *< calico" man next session. 
*« So he says." 

Brother H. M. D. Martin, Jr., '87, who was compelled on account of ill health 
to return home during the early part of the session, has for the past two months 
been lying dangerously ill at his home in Fredericksburg. At one time it was 
expected that he would never recover, but we are glad to state that at present he 
is improving, though slowly. 

Brother Adams has been chosen from Union Literary Society to deliver Senior 
Orator's medal, and Brother McFaden to deliver the Junior Debater's medal. 

Brother J. H. Davis, '%2n *s in Bennetts ville, S. C, teaching school. He has 
begun since Christmas the first attempt at teaching <' calico." No doubt the 
brother indulges occasionally. 

Hampden-Sidney has the pleasure and honor of having a musical associa- 
tion. Brother Link having the honor of being its president. From all reports he 
rules with dignity and grace. 

Our Sophomore Brother Scott makes occasional visits to Farmville. There 
must be some attraction. 

Our Freshmen brothers Moore and Thompson, indulge occasionally in 

ZETA — Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

N. D. Pontius (r). G. E. Ifft (A). 


Zeta is in a very prosperous condition at present, having a mem- 
bership of thirteen (13), having initiated two new brothers on the night 
of the 27th of April ; namely, Clinton and John Ankeny. 

Although we lose five of our best men, yet we will have a good 
start for next year. Of the graduating brothers, Leiter and Salade will 
go to the University of Pennsylvania ; Keiser will read law in Pittsburgh ; 
Ifft intends engaging in journalism in Colorado, and Mish will go to the 
University of Leipsic. Zeta will be pleased to exchange the Oriflamme 
with any of the other chapters. 


ETA — University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 


J. W. Grant (r). E. M. Mitchell (a). 

Since our last communication very little of interest to the readers of 
the Quarterly has transpired to vary the usual routine of college life. 
No new men have been taken into membership, as very few ever enter 
college thus late in the session, and all the best men are generally 
** rushed in '* at the opening of the session. 

Among the Junior speakers next Commencement, Chi Phi will have 
two representatives. Brother John W. Grant received a speaker's place 
on elocution, and Brother John M. Slaton received one on his standing in 
the class. 

Our club has been somewhat diminished in numbers by the with- 
drawal of some of our members from college, but we still hold our own 
in every respect with the other Greeks here. 


Brother B. H. Hill, Jr., '69, has been appointed District Attorney for the 
Northern District of the United States Court in Georgia. 

F. H. Milbum, 73, made us a short visit a few weeks ago. 

B. C. Milner, Jr., '83, was married to Miss Mary Ann Whitncr, of Atlanta, 
Ga., on April 13. Eta extends to *' Mike " her heartiest congratulations. 

M. G. Nicholson, '86, has left college, and is now connected with Sanford, 
Nicholson & Co., wholesale grocers, Athens, Ga. 

Brothers Rice, Turner and Fain have been elected to the staff of our Univer- 
sity Magazine. 

THETA — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y, 

Ben a. Stribling (t). Wm. H. Hassinger (a). 


Our latest acquisition is William Frederick Gronou, class of '87, of 
Baltimore, Md. We had with us Brother A. H. Harllee, Sigma '74, 
who is at present at the Albany Law School, and brothers M. C. Beard 
and Thomas Taylor of Mu. 


The Stevens Institute of Tech. nine played a game of ball with the 
R. P. I.'s, May 9th. The visitors were beaten by a score of 2 to 7. 
Brother M. C. Beard is manager of the Stevens nine. 

The Polytechnic, our college paper, is a pronounced success. It has 
paid its way from the start. 

Four of our number leave us in June, to return only as alumni ; 
namely, brothers Cunningham, Hassinger, Lowe, and McNaugher. 

The date of our annual banquet is not yet fixed, but it will probably 
occur the first week in June. We expect to have with us brothers 
Stearns, Grove, and Brown ; and we shall be glad to welcome any stray 
brother who may be in this vicinity at the time. 

The R. P. I. Transit appeared May 2d, — ^the twentieth volume, and 
one of which we feel proud. Nearly every illustration is a production of 
some member of the class of '86. Brother A. J. Norris represents Theta 
on the board of editors. We send a copy to each chapter in the frater- 
nity, and hope that each chapter will send us their college publication, if 
they have one. These are carefully bound, and placed in our chapter 
library, forming one of its most interesting features. 

The annual geological excursion of the Junior Class of the R. P. I. 
left Troy on Monday, May 4th, in charge of Professor H. B. Nason. The 
party numbered twenty-seven, about half of the class. There were six 
" Kiffies " in the party — Brothers Stribling, Norris, du Pont, Callcry, 
Lewis, and Horbach. Our short stay in Amherst, Mass., was made very 
pleasant by the Phi brothers. We were all much pleased with the new 
chapter house there, which will be formally opened the latter part of 

In Springfield, Mass., we discovered Brother Winthrop C. Durfee, 
Kappa 'yS. 


Brother H. C. Strykcr, Delta '73, paid us a short visit recently. Brother 
Strykes has removed to Minneapolis, Minn., where he has opened a real-estate 
office in connection with his law practice, and is meeting with marked success. 

Brother John D.Adams, O, Cornell '82, favored us with a short visit recently. 
We were sorry Brother Adams was unable to remain and take part in the cere- 
monies of the 9th instant. 


ETA — University of Georgia. Athens, Ga. 


J. W. Grant (r). E. M. Mitchell (a). 

Since our last communication very little of interest to the readers of 
the Quarterly has transpired to vary the usual routine of college life. 
No new men have been taken into membership, as very few ever enter 
college thus late in the session, and all the best men are generally 
" rushed in " at the opening of the session. 

Among the Junior speakers next Commencement, Chi Phi will have 
two representatives. Brother John W. Grant received a speaker's place 
on elocution, and Brother John M. Slaton received one on his standing in 
the class. 

Our club has been somewhat diminished in numbers by the with- 
drawal of some of our members from college, but we still hold our own 
in every respect with the other Greeks here. 


Brother B. H. Hill, Jr., '69, has been appointed District Attorney for the 
Northern District of the United States Court in Georgia. 

F. H. Milbum, 73, made us a short visit a few weeks ago. 

B. C. Milner, Jr., '83, was married to Miss Mary Ann Whitner, of Atlanta, 
Ga., on April 13. Eta extends to " Mike " her heartiest congratulations. 

M. G. Nicholson, '86, has left college, and is now connected with Sanford, 
Nicholson & Co., wholesale grocers, Athens, Ga. 

Brothers Rice, Turner and Fain have been elected to the staff of our Univer- 
sity Magazine. 

THETA — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y, 


Ben a. Stribling (T). Wm. H. Hassinger (A). 


Our latest acquisition is William Frederick Gronou, class of '87, of 
Baltimore, Md. We had with us Brother A. H. Harllee, Sigma '74, 
who is at present at the Albany Law School, and brothers M. C. Beard 
and Thomas Taylor of Mu. 



We had not heard from Rev. W. Frost Bishop, ^71, for some time, until 
recently we saw in the Ontral Presbyterian an account from his field of labor. 
He is in Kansas City, and is being successful in his labors. % 

Brother Davis, '86, threatens to be an extensive ''calico" man next session. 
" So he says." 

Brother H. M. D. Martin, Jr., '87, who was compelled on account of ill health 
to return home during (he early part of the session, has for the past two months 
been lying dangerously ill at his home in Fredericksburg. At one time it was 
expected that he would never recover, but we are glad to state that at present he 
is improving, though slowly. 

Brother Adams has been chosen from Union Literary Society to deliver Senior 
Orator's medal, and Brother McFaden to deliver the Junior Debater's medal. 

Brother J. H. Davis, '83, is in Bennettsville, S. C, teaching school. He has 
begun since Christmas the first attempt at teaching '* calico." No doubt the 
brother indulges occasionally. 

Hampden-Sidney has the pleasure and honor of having a musical associa- 
tion, Brother Link having the honor of being its president. From all reports he 
rules with dignity and grace. 

Our Sophomore Brother Scott makes occasional visits to Farmville. There 
must be some attraction. 

Our Freshmen brothers Moore and Thompson, indulge occasionally in 
" calicoing." 

ZETA — Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

N. D. Pontius (r). G. E. Ifft (a). 

Zeta is in a very prosperous condition at present, having a mem- 
bership of thirteen (13), having initiated two new brothers on the night 
of the 27th of April ; namely, Clinton and John Ankcny. 

Although we lose five of our best men, yet we will have a good 
start for next year. Of the graduating brothers, Leiter and .Salade will 
go to the University of Pennsylvania ; Keiser will read law in Pittsburgh ; 
Ifft intends engaging in journalism in Colorado, and Mish will go to the 
University of Leipsic. Zeta will be pleased to exchange the Oriflamnu 
with any of the other chapters. 


ETA — ^University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 


J. W. Grant (r). E. M. Mitchell (A). 

Since our last communication very little of interest to the readers of 
the Quarterly has transpired to vary the usual routine of college life. 
No new men have been taken into membership, as very few ever enter 
college thus late in the session, and all the best men are generally 
"rushed in " at the opening of the session. 

Among the Junior speakers next Commencement, Chi Phi will have 
two representatives. Brother John W. Grant received a speaker's place 
on elocution, and Brother John M. Slaton received one on his standing in 
the class. 

Our club has been somewhat diminished in numbers by the with- 
drawal of some of our members from college, but we still hold our own 
in every respect with the other Greeks here. 


Brother B. H. Hill, Jr., '69, has been appointed District Attorney for the 
Northern District of the United States Court in Georgia. 

F. H. Milbum, 73, made us a short visit a few weeks ago. 

B. C. Milner, Jr., '83, was married to Miss Mary Ann Whitner, of Atlanta, 
Ga., on April 13. Eta extends to ** Mike " her heartiest congratulations. 

M. G. Nicholson, *86, has left college, and is now connected with Sanford, 
Nicholson & Co., wholesale grocers, Athens, Ga. 

Brothers Rice, Turner and Fain have been elected to the staff of our Univer- 
sity Magazine. 

THETA — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y, 

Ben a. Stribling (t). Wm. H. Hassinger (a). 


Our latest acquisition is William Frederick Gronou, class of '87, of 
Baltimore, Md. We had with us Brother A. H. Harllee, Sigma *74» 
who is at present at the Albany Law School, and brothers M. C. Beard 
and Thomas Taylor of Mu. 


The Stevens Institute of Tech. nine played a game of ball with the 
R. P. I.*s, May 9th. The visitors were beaten by a score of 2 to 7. 
Brother M. C. Beard is manager of the Stevens nine. 

The Polytfchnic, our college paper, is a pronounced success. It has 
paid its way from the start. 

Four of our number leave us in June, to return only as alumni ; 
namely, brothers Cunningham, Hassinger, Lowe, and McNaugher. 

The date of our annual banquet is not yet fixed, but it will probably 
occur the first week in June. We expect to have with us brothers 
Stearns, Grove, and Brown ; and we shall be glad to welcome any stray 
brother who may be in this vicinity at the time. 

The R. P. I. Transit appeared May 2d, — the twentieth volume, and 
one of which we feel proud. Nearly every illustration is a production of 
some member of the class of '86. Brother A. J. Norris represents Theta 
on the board of editors. We send a copy to each chapter in the frater- 
nity, and hope that each chapter will send us their college publication, if 
they have one. These are carefully bound, and placed in our chapter 
library, forming one of its most interesting features. 

The annual geological excursion of the Junior Class of the R. P. I. 
left Troy on Monday, May 4th, in charge of Professor H. B. Nason. The 
party numbered twenty-seven, about half of the class. There were six 
"Kiffies" in the party — Brothers Stribling, Norris, du Pont, Callery, 
Lewis, and Horbach. Our short stay in Amherst, Mass., was made very 
pleasant by the Phi brothers. We were all much pleased with the new 
chapter house there, which will be formally opened the latter part of 

In Springfield, Mass., we discovered Brother Winthrop C. Durfee, 
Kappa '/S. 


Brother H. C. Strykcr, Delta '73, paid us a short visit recently. Brother 
Stiykes has removed to Minneapolis, Minn., where he has opened a real-estate 
office in connection with his law practice, and is meeting with marked success. 

Brother John D. Adams, O, Cornell '82, favored us with a short visit recently. 
We were sorry Brother Adams was unable to remain and take part in the cere- 
monies of the 9th instant. 


Brother Psi Steams, '82, has forsaken Troy, and returned to his old home at 
Coming, N. Y. 

C. H. Davis, '83, is engaged with the firm building the sewer system for 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

W. A. Aycrigg, '84, upon his arrival at Omaha, Neb., was immediately 
sent west to Idaho to measure the Oregon Short Line of the Union Pacific Rail- 
way. The last heard of " Baldy " he was enjoying the mountain air, and sleeping 
where night overtakes him. A fair Mormon flower by the name of Lily is 
much interested. We hope, if worst comes to worst, he will draw the line 
at that. 

Brother Chas. W. Wood, 9 '84, is frequently heard from. In his latest he 
reports sailing on the Gulf as very fine. He doesn't yacht alone. " Wid " assures 
us he will be here in time for Commencement. 

Brother McNaugher, '85, has returned from a short visit to his home in 
Allegheny City. Mac stopped at Youngstown to see Brother Inde Grove, who is 
laboring under a new affliction. This time Brother Grove's hearing is affected. 
Theta tenders him her hearty sympathy. 

IOTA — Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 

W. B. Smith (F). J. F. Firestone (a). 


Fortune still smiles on Iota. It is a pleasure to greet the sister chap- 
ters with the last report of the year's work, which is not yet quite com- 
pleted, for the past year has been one of success to us, and we are now 
in a better condition than ever before. We do not claim absolute supe- 
riority in all things — that would be mere rashness. We have met with 
opposition in some of our efforts, and have not been triumphantly suc- 
cessful at all times. We have met some of the difficulties which naturally 
befall a new chapter. But opposition has not been a detriment to us, 
and with the experience of a year's work, and with a year's good record, 
we will separate in a month, most of us to return again, a few to bid a 
lasting farewell to Iota. One thing we can say, however, with no bom- 
bast, that our chapter has made greater advancement this year than any 
other chapter at our University. We have been slow in the selection oi 


new men, and now stand with no superiors in any department of 

The past year has not been the brightest one in the history of our 
young institution. Some dissatisfaction with the government of it has 
wrought its evil effects, the trustees, generally, being political appoint- 
ments ; and the general depression has not been unfelt by us. The 
prospects for next year are much better. The Faculty will be increased 
by the addition of two new members — professors of Civil Engineering 
and Political Economy and History ; and changes will be made in the 
chairs of Mathematics and Physics. A small yet liberal appropriation 
by the State will supply some of our wants. Under these conditions 
our university will assume its wonted prosperity. 

A new society appeared among us at the beginning of the term, call- 
ing itself Phi Alpha. Nine students appeared with modest monogram 
badges ; two of them also wore Beta Theta Pi badges, which led to the 
suggestion of a neophite Beta Theta Pi chapter. The two members of 
that fraternity have been assiduously at work this year, and as several 
students were known to be pledged to them, the conditions of the sur- 
prise were somewhat ameliorated, but how the chapter was to appear 
was veiled in mystery, as several attempts to secure a chapter of Beta 
Theta Pi have been made within a few years. The new society appears 
with a very good list of members. 

Our number has been increased by Brother W. C. Fawcett, *88, 
since the last Quarterly. Brother Fawcett is quite a prize for us. He 
is our athlete, but we also have another brother who will emulate the 
tail end oi the fat man's race on Field Day. Brother Bentley is senior 
orator, and the only brother we will lose by graduation ; but the loss is 
sufficiently g^eat. He has been with us but a short time ; yet his good- 
fellowship, fine ability, and upright character has endeared him to all, 
and made him of inestimable value to our chapter. It is with the sin- 
cerest regret that we will part with him at Commencement Day. 


W. E. Maynard, '86, has hung out an attorney's sign at Washington, C. H. 

W. N. Priddy, '87, is bookkeeper for the Columbus Company in Columbus. 
Brother Priddy would be pleased to correspond with any brother who needs any- 
thing in his line. 


KAPPA — Brown University, Providence, R. I. 

E. W. Remington (r). W. H. Shedd (A), 


The spring term at Brown began with more life than for some 
years. The Athletic Association was formed, and much of interest has 
been shown by the college in general in the same. The spring meeting 
takes place May 28, and we hope Kappa will be well represented. 

The Boat Crew are doing excellent work, and although we cannot 
hope to take first place in the regatta July 4, we hope to be among the 
first. Kappa is ably represented in the crew by Brother Littlefield. 

Base-ball is at a discount, but, by hard work, we hope for a litde 
credit in this line. 

The Boat Club ball, which took place April 6, was a grand success, 
both financially and socially. The hall was tastefully decorated, and 
the guests pronounced it one of the grandest in the history of Providence. 


J. H. Johnson, '84, has just opened a private broker's office in this city. 

W, B. Taft, '85, is manufacturing in Olneyville, R. I. 

C. W. Smith, '85, is in the printing business in Boston, Mass. 

W. H. Shedd, '85, is just out after a long illness from typhoid fever. 

W. H. Baiter, '87, has nearly recovered from a long illness of the same nature. 

LAMBDA — University of California, Berkeley, Cal. 

George D. Boyd (r). Stephen Duncan Hayne (a). 


The moment has almost arrived for our Senior brothers Wallace and 
Hayne to leave us. For the past year they have guided the helm of our 
chapter faithfully and well, and by the position which they occupy in 
1885 reflect honor upon Lambda. Brother Hayne graduates second in 
his class, his average for the four years being only one per cent, less than 


he who stands first ; and Brother Wallace takes high rank in the mili- 
tary, obtaining the commission of First Captain. There are times when 
it is hard to say "good-by," and this is one. Still, we who are left 
remain a stalwart band of seven, strong in the fact that we shall be able 
to make our choice from '89. All sports are now hushed in the pro- 
found lull that precedes examinations. Before, however, we are fairly 
in the clutches of examiners, the Freshman Class will celebrate the close 
of their mathematical work by a grand time, " The Bourdon Burial." 
The thing is managed, conducted, and paid for by Freshmen, but all 
classes seize the opportunity to make it a night of great hilarity, etc. 
Thursday, May 7th, the Blue and Gold, published by *86, comes out. 
'86 commenced its college life as a decidedly "anti-frat." class. So, 
when it came time to elect editors for the Blue and Gold, the fraternities 
stood a poor show, and Brother Boyd will be the only fraternity man on 
the Board of Editors. It was only because of his extraordinary popularity 
that he secured his election. 

The " Zetes" originally had a fine lot of men ; but the necessity ot 
keeping up their big house, and of paying the interest on the mortgage, 
soon caused them to take in anybody who had money, and inferior mcn» 
if they would only live in the house. In '86, a class that contained very 
little fraternity material, the " Zetes " got no one. Since then, they have 
had to take the leavings (but not after A K E), unless they had a man 
dead before he entered. 

The " Dekes " always have one or two good men, but the general 
tone is none the best. They take men that no other fraternity would 
take. Their chief recommendation seems to lie in their reputation for 

The " Pie Biters" are the goody boys, who drink lemonade at their 
banquets, and ask for cloves the next day. They never had a house, 
and only keep together by being clownish. They are considered as 
"digs" by other " Frats," and always try to get men whom they think 
will get the medal, irrespective of other qualities, and sometimes they 
succeed, and sometimes not. 

Chi Phi tries to get men who are gentlemen in every sense ; and as a 
proof of our success the Professor of History has said that he never yet 
met a Chi Phi who was not a gentleman. We do not take pride to be 
thought "digs" or "bloods." Our effort is to be select and congenial. 
" Many come, but few are chosen." 


MU — Stevens Institute, Hoboken, N. J. 


J. H. Ballantine, Jr. (r). C. H. Page, Jr. (a). 


As is usual, the Zeta has to complain of an entire dearth of news. 
The chapter is doing well, and that is about all there is to be said. 

We think our prospect for next year very good, but we will not say 
any more on this subject at present. 

The Institute has now seven fraternities, about as many as it can 
support. I do not think there are likely to be any more started here. 

Brothers Beard and Taylor went to Troy with the base-ball team, 
where it slayed the R. P. I. nine, and report being splendidly entertained 
by the 9 boys. We hope to be able to return some of their hospitality 

Brother Dent, '84, is making a short visit with us now, and we 
rejoice at having him with us once more. 

Our annual, the Eccentric, is out now, and we would be very happy 
to exchange with any chapter not down on our list at present. 

PI — Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 

J. A. Burrow (P). H. N. Snvdp:r (A). 


Pi did good work during the last quarter, and will be better repre- 
sented at Commencement than any fraternity represented at V'anderbilt 
University. The contest before the Faculty came off, and from twenty- 
six orators eight were selected to compete for the Founder and Young 
medals at Commencement, and four of whom were Chi Phis. 


We were pleased to have Brother A. C. Overboil, '84, of Lafayette College, 
Easlon, Pa., to call on us a few days since. 

Brother Tilley will compete for the Founder's medal for oratory at Commence- 
ment. Brothers Burrow, Snyder and Orr will compete for the Young medal for 
oratory at Commencement. 


Brothers Albright, Sherron and Pulley will compete for the Declaimeis' 
medal given by the Philosophic Society. 

Brother Knott will compete for the declaimers' medal, given by the Dialectic 

RHO — Lafayette College. Easton, Pa. 

W. DosH Hollo WAY (r). A. Reeder Ferriday (A). 


It is with great sorrow that Rho has to chronicle the loss of another 
brother, B. B. Howell, who has left the classic halls of Lafayette to meet 
the stern realities of business life. 

The base-ball nine is composed of five fraternity and four non- 
fraternity men ; * K * has two, ATA one, 2) X one, and X *, is represented 
by Brother Whitmer as pitcher. At present, a Z i^ is taking the place of a 
non- fraternity man, who was hurt, and * K * has the change pitcher. 

Our base-ball season was opened with the Blue Stockings of Allen- 
town. As a great deal of interest was felt in the result, the majority of 
Rho Chapter went up. The game seemed to be quite an attraction for 
the Psi boys also. About ten or fifteen resident and active members of 
Beta turned out, " so that, to use a Pennsylvania Dutch expression, there 
was "quite some fun." I wish space would allow me to go more into the 

We were greeted with a flying visit from Brother Rutherford, A. 
We hope that he will be able to realize his expectations, and be present 
at our banquet on the 22d of June. A cordial invitation is extended to 
all Chi Phi's who happen to be in the neighborhood, to join us on that 
momentous event. 

Brother A. C. Overholt, P, having occasion to come East on busi- 
ness, stayed a few days with the boys. The chapter was delighted to 
see him again. 

It gives me great pleasure to say that Psi and Rho do quite a good 
deal of visiting, and thus increase their fraternal spirit. Brother Ferriday 
reports a good time when he stayed over Sunday in South Bethlehem. 


Rho loses two men by graduation, and two more expect to go into 
business. This leaves us six (6) men to start with next year. We know 
of three good fellows who expect to come. 

*86's Melange has made its appearance. Rho would be glad to 
exchange with her sister chapters. ^ 

Alpha Delta Phi is to be petitioned for a chapter at this college, if 
she has not been already. In consequence, the fraternity circles are in 
quite a buzz. We will be able to give more in the next issue, as Alpha 
Delta Phi's Convention is held in May. 


C. F. Seilz, '85, is senior partner of the new linn, Seitz and Vogel, successors 
to W. H. Keller, Hasten, Pa. 

C. S. Lemon, '85, paid us a flying visit over Sunday. His address is Norris- 
town, Pa. 

We understand that B. R. Fields, '85, has again ventured into the literary 
world, and that his book is in the press now. 

Brother C. S. Taylor, '87, is at the Newark Business College, Newark, N. J. 

Brother W. B. Campbell, '88, passed through Easton on his way to the East- 
man Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. V. We suppose ere this he has given 
Brother Gaines (E) the grip. 

Brother J. H. Harrison has become a happy father. He says that in a few 
years he will present him as a candidate for Chi Phi. His address is No. 153 
Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Brother Smith Hart is pitcher for the Young America Base Ball Club of 

SICiMA — WoFFORi) College, Spartansburg, S. C. 

Paul Petty (F). Ja.mes O'Hear(A). 


Our chapter has been saddened by the loss of still another brother 
from our band, in the person of Brother Cobb, who, without any warninj;. 
was suddenly called home a few weeks ago, but assured us that he would 
return to us next session if possible. Brother Cobb was deservedly popu- 
lar, and our loss is felt by the entire college. 


In our number we have several excellent base-ball players. Brotfier 
Jeflfords is captain of the first nine of Wofford College, and every one seems 
satisfied with his administration. The club has played several games this 
season, and have been victorious every time. This success is said to be 
in a great measure due to Brother Jeffords* pitching. Brother Chapman 
at second base, and Brother Carlisle at left field, also play unusually 

Through the kindness of one of our resident brothers, we are now 
the happy possessors of a piano. Though we have no musicians among 
us, we try to bang out some of the simpler tunes. This instrument adds a 
great deal to the liveliness of our meetings, and it is certain that no other 
fraternity in college has one like ours. 

We are all looking forward to Commencement, with the expectation 
that all of our brothers will acquit themselves creditably on the rostrum. 
In addition to those whose names have already been given. Brother 
Jeffords will represent us as an annual debater of the Preston Society. 
Brother Jeffords is the only X ♦ in the Preston Society, so it cannot be 
said that he was elected through his fraternity's influence. Brother 
Weber has also been elected the anniversary orator of the Calhoun 
Society. Brothers Chapman and Gibbs will no doubt distinguish them- 
selves at the Sophomore Exhibition. 

Since the last report X •¥ and K A have each initiated a member. 
The ** Kaps " had an excellent chapter last session, but they have lessened 
their influence considerably by some of their initiations of this year. The 
Chi Psi's have some excellent men, but as their number is small, and 
some of these seem to be a dead weight on the fraternity, they have very 
litde influence. 

Brother Gibbs has just returned from a visit to the New Orleans 
Exposition. He met several Chi Phi's and enjoyed himself hugely. 

Brother W. J. Montgomery presides over the debate of the Calhoun 
Society. He makes the seventh alumnus of Sigma that has been invited 
to participate in the Commencement exercises. The following indicates 
the brothers who have been thus honored : 1879, H. F. Chreitzberg, 
'73 ; 1880, Colonel John G. Clinkscales, '76 ; 1881, Rev. W. R. Richardson, 
'77; 1882, Geo. W. Brown, Esq., '76; 1883, J. K. Jennings, Esq., •73; 
1884, T. M. Rayson, Esq., '78. 


The old Iota Chapter of Mercer University contributes a distinguished 
professor to each of the two State institutions of South Carolina. Rev. 
William J. Alexander, A.M., '69, is professor of mental and moral phi- 
losophy in the South Carolina College at Columbia. Lyman Hall, *76, who 
graduated at West Point in 1 881, is professor of mathematics and draw- 
ing in the South Carolina Military Academy at Charleston. 


Brother L. K. Clyde, '72, since our last report, has been elected City Solicitor 
of Greenville, S. C. 

Brother Charles W. Zimmerman, '73, is married, has three children, and is 
extensively engaged in farming in this county, near the celebrated Glenn's 
Springs. He is one of a club of four remarkably skilled whist-players upon 
which Glenn's prides itself. 

Brother Samuel C. Doar, '74, is a successful planter in Berkley (formerly 
Charleston) County. He was met by one of the brothers recently, who speaks in 
the highest terms of Brother Doar's hospitality and prosperity. 

Brother William H. Zcmp, '74, is merchandising in Camden, S. C. 

Brother Lawrence W. Nctdes, '75, who has just graduated from a Baltimore 
medical college, will probably locate in Summerville, the popular summer resort of 
the city of Charleston. 

Brother Samuel Keener, '76, represents the third generation of a distinguished 
family in the Methodist Conference of Louisiana. 

Brother J. Avery Finger, '76, has been promoted to the principalship of one of 
the largest public schools of Charleston, C. S. 

Rev. A. W. Lynch, '76, is teaching at Verona, Miss. 

Brother J. I^. Weber, '82, is on the editorial staff of the News and Courier^ 
one of the best dailies published in the South. 

Brother Gabe C. Cannon, '82, since the cotton season is over, is superintend- 
ing the cultivation of his farm in this county. 

Brother T. Ed. Nott, Jr., '82, graduated at the head of his class from the 
medical college in New Orleans, on the first day of April, and has already 
established his office at Pacolet, in this county. 

Brother John B. Henneman, '82, is looking forward to a course of lectures at 
the summer law school of the University of Virginia. 

Brother James A. Chapman, '83, assisted in the inauguration of the Beta 
Chapter at Harvard. 


Brother J. Thos. Hill, Jr., '83, the *• masher," recently again honored our 
community with his presence in the interests of his profession. 

Brother Andrew E. Moore, '84, is one of the numerous Democrats in this 
StBte who has not yet received a Federal office. 

PHI — AMHER.ST College, Amherst, Mass. 

W. B. Thorp (r). C. A. Jones (A). 


Phi sends her regular contribution to the Quarterly columns with 
but little news, simply to express her pleasure at its increased value and 

The summer term is with us again, and the brothers who so long 
have indulged in mental gymnastics during the dull terms of the past, 
arc eagerly calling the notes of the tennis courts, regarding lessons and 
books with a " deuce." 

" The house " is standing glorious in its beauty and the centre of our 
affections. Many are the brothers from other chapters whom we hope 
to have the pleasure of entertaining within its walls. 

Phi has again floated her colors in victory, her standard-bearer this 
time being Brother Norton, '88, who has been appointed one of the 
monitors of his class, — the four highest rank men being chosen for the 
honor of a monitorship. 

We were pleased to have with us, for a few hours on May 7th, a 
number of brothers from Philadelphia. The shortness of their visit gave 
but little opportunity for the brothers to meet their visitors. 

With this term Phi will lose eight of the brothers who have so 
materially aided her in the past. We shall fill our ranks from '89 as 
usual, ever feeling that '85 gives her warmest love to Phi of Chi Phi. 


Brother Kingman, '83, has passed his examinations, and been admitted to 
the bar. 

Brother Butler, '84, has recovered from his recent illness, and will soon 
resume his studies. 

Brother Rossiter, '84, is on the staff of the New York Tribune, 


CHI — Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. 

Tom W. Ream (r). F. E. Duduit, Jr. (a). 


Our hall has just undergone external repainting. 

On the night of April 27th, C. B. Vogenitz, ofNewcomerstown, Ohio, 
was initiated into the fraternity. Brother Vogenitz greatly strengthens 
our Sophomore representation, and is already an enthusiastic worker in 
the interests of Chi Phi. 

We are all anticipating a fine time at the annual May banquet to be 
given by " Iota," at the Park Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, the 29th. Many 
an alumni have signified their intention of being present, and another 
genuine Chi Phi time, no doubt, will be realized. 

Our delegation from the Senior Prep. Class will be initiated 
Commencement, when they obtain their Freshman rank. The selections 
of the chapter comprise the best men in the class of '89 ; and with the 
return of brothers Griffin and Gardner, in September, after an absence of 
one year, the chapter will be in excellent condition for the work of the 
fall campaign. Brother Edgington, of Memphis, Tenn., will have a 
brother to enter the Freshman class in September, who may, also, 
demand some of our attention. 

We hereby thank Psi and Theta for copies of the Epitome and 
Transit, and only regret that we cannot return the favor. The Junior 
Class next year will issue a Bijou, and Brother Zurmehly has been 
chosen editor from Chi Phi. 

Commencement will be Thursday, June 18, and at that time we 
expect to entertain forty or fifty visiting brothers. The graduating class 
numbers sixty-six, of whom twenty-eight are ladies. Heretofore all 
graduates had the privilege of speaking Commencement Day, but a new 
regime will this year be instituted. Eleven speakers were chosen by lot, 
of which number six are ladies. Chi will graduate only one man — 
Brother Frank E. Duduit, of Portsmouth, Ohio. Brother Duduit was 
initiated the fall term of his Freshman year, and has always done good 
work for Chi Phi. He will enter Miami Medical College, Cincinnati, 
Ohio, in October, and will soon be an M. D. Brothers Edgington and 
Ream have positions in the Freshman base-ball nine. 


During the four years' course of the Class of '85, Chi Phi has initi- 
ated six of its members, although but one will graduate. The six arc 
brothers Williamson, Silver, Cheney, Griffin, Pidgeon and Duduit. A 
noticeable circumstance is the fact that Brother Pidgeon was formerly a 
member of Phi Delta Theta, Brother Cheney of Delta Tau Delta, and 
brothers Griffin and Williamson of Sigma Chi. Brother Griffin will com- 
plete his course with the class of '86. 

There are seventy-five fraternity men now in the University, dis- 
tributed according to the general table. This is about one-fourth the 
entire number of college men. Initiation of preparatory students is for- 
bidden by the Faculty. Of the comparative quality of men, one might 
say Delta Tau Delta has good students, sociable and pious fellows. Phi 
Kappa Psi, numerous, heterogeneous, enthusiastic. Phi Delta Theta, 
"sui generis." Phi Gamma Delta, men of literary tendencies; chapter 
has seen its best days. Beta Theta Pi , strong in the Junior Class, other- 
wise weak ; very unfortunate in selection of recent initiates. Chi Phi 
is on good terms with all the fraternities, and hopes to remain so. We 
are, however, although fewer in numbers, fully able to compete with the 
other chapters in the " rush " for men. 


Hon. Ulysses D. Cole (Ohio ^), '62, is a prominent lawyer of Rushville, 

Rev. D. W. Rhodes, (X) '69, is pastor of the Walnut Hills Episcopal Church, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Brother Wm. Rising, '72, who was with the McCaull Opera Troupe last year, 
is reported to have been engaged for a leading position by the Emma Abbott 
Troupe next year, but the following from a Philadelphia paper would indicate even 
better success : "Will Rising, the tenor, late of the McCaull Opera Troupe, 
speaks five languages — French. Italian, Spanish, German and English — and 
possibly may go to Turkey in the capacity of secretary to Sunset Cox. He left 
this city for New York yesterday, but will return to sing at the benefit of Messrs. 
Morton and Southwell, at Haverly's. 

Brother Joshua M. Dawson, (Nu) '72, was the recent Democratic candidate 
for City Solicitor of Cincinnati. He was defeated after having served one term in 
the same capacity. 

Brother Everett Walter, '76, is at his home in Wyandotte, Kansas. 


Brother Thomas K. Jacobs, '78, is a practicing physician, Lima, Ohio. 

Brother Taylor Boggs, '79, is a stock farmer near Chillicothe, Ohio. 

Lucian M. Brush, '79, is now in Columbus, Ohio. 

The many friends of Brother F. C. Armstrong, '81, will be pleased to hear 
of his marriage, May 26, to Miss Stella Baker, of Columbus. The lady has for 
many years made her house a constant abiding-place for all Chi Phi*s, and the different 
members of Chi and Iota will extend to her a hearty greeting in this permanent 
sistership. Frank is a rising young physician of Southern Ohio, but he will shoitly 
remove to the Far West. 

Brothers Isaac and Frank Beery, '81, are business men of Upper Sandusky, 

Brother "William Weaver, '81, is in Leavenworth, Kansas. 

W. G. Elliott, '81, is at home at present. West Unity, Ohio. 

Brother Joe Stansbury, '82, is in the boot and shoe business, at home, 
Joliet, Illinois. 

Brother Brooks Caldwell, '82, is a farmer near Piketon, Ohio. 

Brother George Kohn, '82, is a junior partner in the law firm of Saltzgaber, 
Glenn & Kohn, Van Wert, Ohio. 

Brother James Rankin, *S^, is teller of First National Bank, South 
Charleston, Ohio. 

Brother John Osbom, '84, is in the wholesale grocery business, in Lima, 

Brothers B. W. Gilfillan, '84, Sidney, Ohio, and H. L. Nichols, '87, Batevui, 
Ohio, will enter the Senior Class of the Cincinnati I-aw School in October. 

Brother F. E. Duduit, '85, will attend the Chi Phi convention, in November. 

Brother E. L. Calder, '86, of Portsmouth, Ohio, is riding his bicycle, and 
using his sail-boat on the Ohio River. During his leisure hours he keeps books 
for J. L. Hibbs & Co. 

Brothers Dumm, Armstrong, Vail and Cole, of our own clmpter, and Connell, 
Smith and Priddy, of '* Iota," recently visited us. 

Brother William Whitmer is train dispatcher for the Pan Handle Raihx)ad, 
Columbus, Ohio. 

We notice that Hon. H. W. Grady is President of the Southern Base Ball 


PSI — Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. 

E. M. Morgan (r), ' J. A. Robeson (A). 


The chapter was never in better condition than at present. As to 
numbers, we are all that we desire, and the quality goes without saying. 

The Mustard and Cheese Dramatic Association, in conjunction with 
the Club, gave its first performance on April loth. The entertainment 
was a complete success. The Dramatic Association has the honor of 
counting among its members seven Chi Phi's, and the Glee Club three. 

The Epitome^ this year published by a committee of eight, chosen 
from the entire college, is out. It is by far the most imposing publica- 
tion of the kind ever published at Lehigh, its get-up and illustrations 
being remarkably good. Financially, it will undoubtedly prove a success, 
as every copy was sold on the first day of its publication. Chi Phi was 
represented on the editorial board by one man. 

Brother Wadleigh, '88, is rapidly recovering from a short but severe 
attack of typhoid fever. He probably will not return to college this year. 


T. Fred. Carter (i') has been heard from. He has been at the Isthmus of 
Panama during the recent disturbances, where his ship, the Galena, is located. 

O. C. Williams (X) writes that he will be at Bemis Point. Lake Chautauqua, 
during the summer season, and would be pleased to meet any stray " Kiffies." 

Brothers A. Howard Tinges (N Wash, and Lee Univ., '72), Ethan A. 
Weaver (P '74), and Edmund F. VanHoescn (0 '78), all employed in the 
Engineering Department of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at Philadelphia, continue 
to keep alive their interest in the fraternity, though all have long ago been cut off 
from active fraternity work. 

Brothers Tinges and Weaver were both present at the Union Convention of 
1874, in Washington ; and though more than ten years had elapsed since that 
memorable occasion, during which time neither had seen the other, the " bonds " 
served to renew the acquaintance made then, and at Brother W^eaver's home in 
West Philadelphia often arc the pleasures of the above and other days in Chi Phi 


reviewed with .mingled feelings of joy and sorrow, — sorrow only in the thought 
that many of the participants of those joys have since gone to their home beyond 
the sky. • 


J. M. Dolan, '82, is at his home, Payne's Depot, Ky. Jupe, when last heard 
•from, was undecided as to what occupation he will pursue. 

G. W. Taylor, '83, is teaching school in Winchester, Ky. 

George Ashbrook, '83. is in the agricultural implement business in Cynthi- 
ana, Ky. 

John D. Berry, '84, is farming, and raising short-horn cattle, at Berry's, Ky. 

D. Bates Shackelford, '85, is at the old stand, Richmond, Ky., and is always 
glad to meet Kiffies. 

J. M. Dawson, '72, was the Democratic nominee for re-election to the office 
of City Solicitor of Cincinnati, but suffered the fate of his ticket, defeat. Josh 
walked in the front ranks of the famous Duckworth Club at the Inauguration. 

J. K. Lake, '72, is engaging extensively in the tobacco business at Cynthi- 
ana, Ky. 

E. C. Day, '79, is practising law in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kiffies are invited to 
make his office, north-west comer Fifth and Walnut, their general headquarters while 
visiting the Queen City. 


Rev. Dudley W. Rhodes, '70, rector of the Church of Our Saviour, Mt. 
Auburn, Cincinnati, is one of the most popular divines of the Queen City. 

Rees E. McDuffie, '77, will gladly elevate any Kiffies calling his way, at 
Price's Hill Incline, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

A. P. Hamer, '77, afterwards of 4), is handling a select lot of railway supplies. 
His office is with D. K. Norton & Co., Second and Elm, Cincinnati. 

Frank Bacon, '77, (Speck,) with the Pennsylvania Railroad, Philadelphia, 
must hitherto be known by the cognomen of Pa, and we predict that Speck, Jr., 
will be the orator of the X * convention of the future. At present Speck has a 
comer on the youth's oratorical abilities. The hours of practice are officially stated 
to be between the hours of 2 and 4 A. M, 




The following concerning Brother B. H. Brewster Cameron, of the Rho 
Chapter, is taken from the columns of the JVews, a spicy daily published in Phila- 

Brother Cameron was educated at Lafayette College (class 1872), and while a 
student here united with the Zeta Chapter of Chi Phi. A number of years later 
be was enthusiastic in his support for a chapter of Chi Phi at Lafayette, and was 
one of the first to enroll with the chapter at his Alma Mater, and he has ever 
been a devoted son and brother : 

** Brewster Cameron, who is now receiving unmerited abuse from the Dickson 
crowd and the Star Route thieves, is not known to many Philadelphians. I am 
well acquainted with him, and can cordially endorse the eulogy of a friend who 
said this morning : * He possesses untiring energy, great determination, an 
excellent education, a high idea of honor, and is scrupulously exact in all his 
business dealings.' He is a son of Simon Cameron, now a farmer in Kansas, and 
a first cousin of General Simon Cameron. He was bom in Lancaster about thirty- 
seven years ago, and was named by his father in honor of Benjamin Harris 
Brewster, who was not then the great man he has since become. He studied law 
with General Samuel H. Reynolds, and while practicing in Reading was appointed 
a United States Inspector in the Post-office Department. His duties led to his 
traveling continually through the West and Southwest, and made him familiar 
with many United States judges, marshals and district attorneys, as he had in 
charge the preparing of testimony against derelict United States officials. 

*• After Benjamin Harris Brewster had been made Attorney-General, Cameron 
had some business with the Depaitment of Justice. Brewster had not seen him 
since he was a child, but the singularity of his name led the Attorney- General to 
make inquiries concerning him, the result of which was that Brewster Cameron 
was asked to act as the general agent of the Department of Justice. His previous 
experience well fitted him for the task. He sent special agents to investigate the 
doings of many United States marshals, and thus collected a mass of damaging 
testimony, which was laid before the Attorney-General. This led to the dismissal 
of many marshals, and the Springer Committee complimented Cameron's labors. 
It is said of him that he has to-day more bitter enemies and more admiring friends 
than any man in public position. During the last Chicago Republican Convention he 
was attacked by the notorious Paul Strobach, whom he had removed from his Ala- 
bama marshalship. Strobach and his gang waylaid him when he was alone, but 
Cameron settled the difficulty by knocking Strobach down. He resigned his 
position as general agent to accept that of Receiver of Public Money in Arizona, 


in which lerritoiy bis wife and children live, but he hat since given up public 
position in order to devote all his attention tu cattle -raising. He is 
inteiesled in the San Rafael Cattle Company, in which many Phila<lelphians have 
money invested, and is now oi^anizing Che Huachuca Cal lie Company. It was the 
business of this company Ibal brought him East at this time ; but he so limed his 
visit in order that he might reach here when the Dickson trial was on, being con- 
vinced that Ihelaller's friends would try (o stab him when his back was turned." 

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The Grand Gamma wishes to call the attention of the chapter 
Gammas to By-Laws, Article VIII.. Sections 3 and 5. and desires that 
such requirements be especially performed al the commencement of the 
fall session. He will then send a complete list to each Gamma, in order 
to have a full quota of November officials interchanged. Attention is 
also called to By-Laws, Article VIII., Sections 3 and 6. 

Eu. E. Sparks, 
Columbus, Ohio. 

The next annual convention of the Chi Phi Fraternity will be held 
in New York Cily, commencing November 18, 1885, and continuing 
thereafter from day to day until the work be completed. Committee of 
Arrangements: Robert Maiet, B. Keilh, 44 Broadway: E. W, Martin, 
C. H. Page, Jr., and M. C. Beard, No. 12 Eighth Street, Hoboken, N. J. 
November Quarterly will contain full directions as to headquarters. 

It is desired 10 publish the next number of the QUARTERLY not later 
than November 10, so that it may be in the hands of the delegates and 
visitors to the Convention. Zctas will please bear this in mind, and send 
(heir communications not later than October to. 

Official notice is hereby given of the establishment of Beta Deuteron 
Chapter of Chi Phi at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., and the 
withdrawal of Nu Chapter from the University of Pennsylvania, Phik' 
delphia. Pa, 


JfflCIAU OR«AN Of fH« CHI fHI aA-raNlty. 

BuaiHCSB Manaqer. 

C. B. Heiberman <X), 

Urban A. O. 

|(0UOTl><r. 1885. 

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SD S. BPitRSa (l>. 

Waltir 8. LiravM (A). 

T^? ' Q?' ' P'?' ' Quarterly. 

Vol. X. NOVEMBER, 1886. No. 4. 

feif^uxy ^ivktrnm. 


[Poem fay Capers Dickson, Georgia Gamma, '69, delivered at the Sixteenth Annual Banquet 
of Gamma Chapter of Chi Phi, at Emory College, Oxford, Ga., June 30, 1885, in response to 
the toast, ** Our Patron Saint : " 

Her countless blessings ever prove 
. To us a cause for constant lore.] 

Long years ago the college world 

Was sad, and sorrow hovered o*er 
The heart of many a youth who curled 

The down upon his lip and, sore 
Perplexed, longed for those pleasures great 

(Unknown to him), which we now know 
Flow from true brotherhood and sate 

The soul — true happiness bestow. 
Each had companions, classmates, too, 

Who could to him some joy impart ; 
And yet this comradeship, though true. 

Could not entirely fill his heart. 
There was a something lacking still, 

A pleasure that he'd ne'er enjoyed, 


And which, he felt, alone could fill 

Within his heart "the aching void.'* 
Within the mind of one bright youth 

Engaged in deep and earnest thought, 
There dawned at last the light of truth, 

Revealing what his soul had sought. 
Before his gaze there did arise 

A seraph form, with face divine, 
From out whose soft and gentle eyes 

A love-light pure did sweetly shine. 
Unto the youth the Seraph spoke 

In sweet, yet sad and mournful tone. 
Such as would surely have awoke 

Compassion in a heart of stone. 
She told him that, a wanderer sad. 

She was compelled the world to roam. 
As Selfishness and Mammon had 

Deprived her of her former home ; 
That those who once had owned her sway, 

And worshiped at her sacred shrine, 
No homage now to her would pay, 

Nor votive wreaths for her entwine ; 
That hearts which erst to her revealed 

Their love, and gave her welcome kind, 
Were now against her closely sealed, 

And to her wants and wishes blind ; 
That in those hearts, where she of old 

Had calmly dwelt, exempt from pain. 
Base Selfishness and Mammon bold 

Had entered and usurped her reign ; 
That thus of her abode bereft, 

And harshly driven from her home, 
A lonely exile she was left 

In sadness through the earth to roam. 
" And, oh ! ** said she, " with weary pace 

Tve searched in vain the wide world o*cr 
To find some safe abiding place 


Where I may rest forevermore. 
I ask of thee that thou wilt build 

For me a temple fair and bright, 
And in return I'll softly gild 

Thy future life with joyous light.'* 
The youth replied, " Thy offer's fair — 

Thy promise I accept as sure, 
And I will no endeavor spare 

Thy peace and comfort to secure. 
And yet, the boon which thou dost ask, 

Unaided, I could never grant ; 
But I have comrades, and we'll task 

Our utmost powers to meet thy want. 
For thee we will at once erect 

Within our hearts a temple grand, 
Planned by pure Love as architect 

And reared by Sympathy's strong hand. 
Therein shalt thou forever dwell 

Revered by us, with quiet blest. 
And from thy shrine the Nations tell, 

' The exiled wanderer has found rest.* 
And, as thou in our hearts dost reign 

And soothe us with thine influence sweet, 
Strong inspiration we shall gain 

The ills of life to bravely meet. 
Thus, will our souls by thee be bound 

In bonds of holy brotherhood. 
In whose strong, helpful love is found 

Earth's purest joys, life's greatest good." 
True to the compact he had made 

The youth his comrades quickly sought, 
And unto them his plans displayed — 

And soon the temple fair was wrought. 
No painter's art did it adorn, 

The hearts that formed it gave it hue ; 
For of their life-blood there were born 

Its tints of Scarlet and of Blue. 


Fair was the structure — nobly made — 

Within, were beauties rich and rare ; 
Yet lovelier than all else displayed 

Was its pure Saint — that Seraph fair. 
That temple is as fair to-day 

As when the exile it received, 
And in it she will dwell for aye, 

No more by selfish mortals grieved. 
Our love and homage she doth claim, 

And to our hearts is ever nigh. 
For Friendship is her holy name — 

That of her temple home, Chi Phi. 



Those of us who have lived long enough as fraternity men to see ^ 
many new chapters born, and many, both old and new, die, have 
learned to look with jealous solicitude upon every appeal for admission 
to our sacred privileges and associations. Momentous questions arise 
Jto trouble our hearts as a new charter is granted. In memory of the 
past, in hope for the future, we ask ourselves and each other, '* What 
will this new chapter accomplish ? Will its history be honorable or dis- 
honorable ? Will its sons be filial or prodigal ? Will its career be long, 
or will some unforseen agency cut it short ? Such questions, with 
mingled hopes and fears, disturb the peace of the older generation, who, 
from the strong tower of experience, look out upon the ever-shifting 

plane of fraternity activity. 

But the younger men do not feel this anxiety. They know little of 

the past. They hope well for the future. As they are the men, who, in 
a large measure, form our conventions, and thus, to a great degree, 
govern our fraternity, a few serious thoughts, wrought out on the stern 
anvil of experience, may be of value just on the eve of another conven- 
tion, when petitions are likely to be presented and considered. 

There are certain well-defined primary conditions requisite for the 
life and success of a fraternity, and these are as absolutely necessary to 
the well-being of a chapter, as earth and air are to that of a plant. It 
matters very little, comparatively, how large the institution. It is of 
small consequence what is its endowment. It is not of great moment 
whether it is in town or city. These things are of minor importance. 
Some of our strongest chapters have been, and are, in some of our 
smaller institutions, as Hobart, Rutgers, and Dickinson. Many of our 
best chapters to-day are in rural towns, as at Amherst, University of 
Virginia, and Lehigh. The success of a chapter depends very little 
upon conditions, which, at first sight, seem to be of paramount import- 
ance, — as size, location or endowment of the institution. The thoughtful 
student of our fraternity life will look for other requisites. 

And what shall we say these are ? 

Firsts Strong College Life. This, one would expect to find centering 
about every institution of learning ; but it is not always there to be dis- 


covered, and some of our most unfortunate mistakes in the past have 
been made in placing chapters in an atmosphere as uncongenial to the 
life and growth of a fraternity, as that of Lapland is to that of a. lily. 

As a rule, institutions in large cities have less college life than those 
in towns or villages. The reason is obvious. In the former instance, 
the natural attractions of a city claim and exhaust a certain amount of 
interest and enthusiasm, which, in a town, has no other outlet than the 
campus and the fireside. Of course, there are notable exceptions; yet 
it is worthy of remark, that fraternity life, at least with us, has never 
been so strong or lasting in cities as in towns. 

But passing over this consideration, there are institutions where 
there is absolutely no community of interest, and so no real college life 
among the students. I will instance a prominent case as displayed in 
the history of the fraternity. Perhaps no chapter was ever started with 
brighter prospects or belter men than Tau, which was founded at the 
Institute of Technology, Boston, in the year of 1872. Some of the best 
men of this honorable institution were enrolled among its charter mem- 
bers — men who are achieving high success in the various professions the 
country over. They rented desirable rooms, inaugurated regular meet- 
ings, and created fraternity zeal. The buds of promise were many. 
Everything prophesied a long and prosperous existence. But, strange 
to say, in five years the chapter was defunct. Why ? Because, simply 
and purely, its life had nothing to feed upon. There was no college life 
in the institution. They had no campus, no dormitories, no sports, no 
reciprocal associations. They met only beneath the eyes of the pro- 
fessors, and when that meeting was over, each went his own way to his 
home or his boarding house. As a first result, the members of the chap- 
ter were all of the same class, for the students knew only those of their 
own class, and, like the Jews with the Samaritans, " had no dealings '* 
with other classmen. And, as a second result, the chapter was graduated 
every year. A few zealous brothers, resident in Boston, had to begin 
de novo every fall and revivify the chapter, which, if not altogether 
dead, was ready to die. It was my privilege, during my college resi- 
dence at Amherst, to assist, either during the Thanksgiving or Christmas 
vacation, in resuscitating Tau almost every year of her existence. I was 
present at almost all the initiations, many of which were secured by my 
own personal solicitation. But, such a course of events could not con- 
tinue long ; and after a short history of half a decade, graced though it 


was by some of the noblest men the fraternity has ever claimed as her 
sons, the chapter died a natural death. It could not exist in such a frigid 
atmosphere. There was nothing in the Institute congenial or conducive 
to life and growth ; and Tau's early decease might have been predicted 
at its birth. It was an institution which never ought to have been 
granted a chapter, and there are many more such in the land. 

This rule will always be found true : Strong fraternity life will exist 
only where there is strong college life. 

Second. Granted that the college life is full and vigorous, there is 
another condition which ought to be imposed upon those asking for a 
charter, and that is a representative character. By this I mean the 
chapter is not to be relegated to a department of the institution, whether 
scientific, medical, or legal. The moment a charter is granted to a 
department, that moment its life as well as its scope is hampered. Every 
collegian is well aware that each department attracts its own peculiar 
class of students, and that it is not easy to find in any subdivision of an 
institution — however large it may be — a suitable number of good frater- 
nity men. But, aside from this consideration, there is another of deeper 
import. The instant a fraternity turns aside from a college or university 
as a whole, and selects a department of it, that moment that fraternity 
becomes sectional and loses her representative character. Under proper 
conditions, a fraternity should include within her scope each and all 
departments of the institution : her choice ought not to be hampered, nor 
her character constrained to shape itself in one particular mould. How- 
ever strong may be the chapter in a given department, the fraternity is 
weak in the college. Let us cite a case, and I choose one of our best 
chapters to illustrate my point. By turning to our Quarterly — Corres- 
pondence Department — we find that Omicron Chapter is assigned to Yale 
College. Surely every loyal Chi Phi would rejoice to know that we are 
strongly represented in this venerable institution. But the statement is 
a misrepresentation. We have no chapter in Yale College. Omicron is 
confined to the Sheffield School of Science, and that is as distinct from 
the College in all its life and associations as though it stood absolutely 

I do not mean to say aught to the disparagement of Omicron, for I 
rate no chapter in the fraternity higher. It has always been among our 
best chapters. Its charter members were unusually fine men, and their 
imprimatur has never been lost by the chapter. 


But who will presume to say that Omicron would not be better and 
the fraternity stronger if it represented Yale College and not the Sheffield 
School. We could then draw from all departments, the Sheffield among 
them. Nothing would be lost ; much would be gained. We could assert 
our representative character in an institution where we are now shut up 
to a minor and inferior part. Give the chapter the scope of the institu- 
tion, and you not only strengthen it, but best display the characteristic 
features which the fraternity is supposed to represent. Omicron, as it 
now is, does not represent the fraternity in Yale College, nor Yale Col- 
lege in the fraternity, and it never can, whatever be its high character ; 
and I long to see the day when Omicron *s boundaries shall be extended 
to include the whole institution as fully as Beta includes Harvard. It 
will take away our departmental character at Yale, and g^ve us our 
rightful position as the worthy rivals of our sister fraternities, i" T and 
A K E, who wisely planted their chapters in the college proper. 

But if Omicron has wonderfully thrived, despite its restrictions, there 
is a case near at hand where restriction has produced death. Not long 
ago, the fraternity rejoiced over the birth of Nu at the University of Penn- 
sylvania. Every prospect was pleasing ; a large institution, a fine body 
of charter members, an auspicious inauguration. These features excited 
fond hopes ; but, alas, like the sweet flowers of the field, they have gone 
to decay at the first touch of a chilling blast. Doubtless many are 
searching for the cause. Clearly to me, whatever may have been the 
complicated circumstances, the chief reason is this : Nu began as a repre- 
sentative chapter. It had members from the University at large. But its 
growth soon became diverted from this broad arena into the narrow con- 
fines of the medical department where much strength was displayed. 
That very strength in a department proved to be Nu*s weakness in the 
University. Having ceased, practically, to be a chapter of the University, 
having become a chapter of a department, its death-knell was quickly 
heard. It died because it had ceased to be what it was intended to be. 

And it must always be so. Contraction means death. The only 
way to prevent such dire misfortune is to forestall, by constitutional 
enactment, any such tendency. Make the charter institutional — not 
departmental — ^at the start ; and then keep it so. The pathway of the 
fraternity's progress in the past is strewn with the sad wrecks of pitiable 
failure ; may that of the future be adorned with the glorious monuments 
of enduring success. ARTHUR POWELL. 


Of Jno. Yorke Atlee, 

As Alpha of Vav Alumni Chapter, Washington, D. C. 

Brothers of Vav : I cannot express my surprise when notified by 
your committee of my election to the highest office within your power as 
a chapter to bestow upon a brother. Had I been present at the meeting 
that elected me, I would have strenuously opposed your wishes, if I had 
not positively declined the honor, because I am the "Ancient,** or man 
of family, which fact may often cause my unavoidable absence from 
meetings it would be a pleasure as well as a duty to attend, and because 
I am so little acquainted with parliamentary laws and usages. 

But, realizing the trouble we have encountered in inaugurating our 
officers, I bow in reverence, and accept with pleasure, promising to show 
my love for the society and welfare of Chi Phi brothers by fulfilling my 
duties to the letter. 

I will endeavor, with your earnest cooperation, to advance ideas 
and provoke discussions on subjects vital to us as a chapter and the fra- 
ternity at large. 

If from the Chi Phi of college days we received benefits and pleasure, 
should we not now, as men of the world, of more advanced year* and 
calmer judgment, prove our never-dying love and loyalty towards the 
" Scarlet and Blue," by showing, through the columns of the Quarterly 
(to which I hope no Chi Phi brother has failed to subscribe — the cash 
accompanying the order) works that will live long after our possible 

The alumni should exert a wonderful influence over under-graduates, 
and whenever post graduates petition for an alumni charter, they ought 
to be made to realize that they are to join together as counselors, who 
must think for the good of others, and know that their deliberations are 
to be made known through the fraternity organ, subject to criticisms. 

Let us then drop from our vocabulary the words formy^elf^ for our- 
selves^ and substitute, always, the unselfish for thyself, O college 
mother ! 

Let our motto be — " We live for Chi Phi, and Chi Phi lives in us.** 



Thinking that our brethren in general would like to know a little of 
the Chi Phi brothers here in New York City — how many we have, what 
we are doing, and where we can be found — I have taken upon myself 
to give them a short description of us and our doings. Here in New 
York City old Chi Phi is well represented. We hear of her from the 
pulpits of our city, while we hear of her skilled physician, able lawyer, 
and far-sighted business men. As most of our brethren know, we have 
our alumni chapter, which is still kept going, we meet about once in so 
often, pass away a pleasant evening, and have one or two dinners every 
year, which are often made more enjoyable by the presence of active 
members from Delta and Mu. Naturally the younger brethren take 
more interest in our chapter, and they are the ones who constitute the 
backbone of our chapter so to speak. 

We have about fifty brothers residing here in New York City, 
many of whom are well known in their several professions, and in our 
fraternity. Among the more prominent are Dr. S. O. Vanderpoel, Jr., 
38 East Forty-ninth Street; J. W. Sutphen, 35 Broadway; Samuel W. 
Felton, 21 Cortlandt Street; H. W. Vanderpoel, 2 Wall Street; 
Boud5not Keith, 26 Broadway ; E. R. Leavitt, 1 1 1 Broadway ; Dr. J. B. 
Bissell, 124 East Thirty-fourth Street; Rev. L. L. Taylor, Colonnade 
Hotel; Robert Mazet, and C. H. Runk, 237 Broadway; William Sut- 
phen, 20 Nassau Street; Dr. N. W. Hynde, 116 Lexington Avenue ; 
F. B. Wilson, 180 Centre Street ; E. W. Martin, Fourth Avenue and Forty- 
ninth Street, and Davis Coxe, 66 West Thirty-sixth Street. Besides 
those who reside in town, we have a goodly number who " come in to 
business" every day. They come from New Jersey, Long Island, and 
Westchester County. Below are a few names and office addresses of 
those most prominent : Willard Bishop, i Broadway ; T. J. Stevens, 
20 Warren Street ; A. E. Rutherford, 59 Liberty Street ; George Fielder, 
93 Nassau Street; E. J. Wheeler, 12 Dey Street; J. H. Cromwell, 247 
West One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street; C. P. Donance, 145 Broad- 
way ; F. A. Jones, 123 Fifth Avenue, and H. M. Peters, in Broadway. 
Most of the brethren within a radius of twenty miles of the city are 


members of our Beth Chapter, although we cannot always reach all Che 
brethren we Would like to. We Chi Phi brethren of New York City, see 
quite a good deal of each other, both in social and business life, often 
spending our evenings in each other's company ; while down town we 
meet at lunch and in business transactions. I, for one, have had busi- 
ness dealings with a number of " Kitties," and nowhere in business life 
do 1 expect to find a nicer set of men to deal with. Some of us often 
spend our evenings "across the river" with the brothers of Mu, while 
now and then one of us will run up and spend a night with Delta and 
her sons, at which place we always enjoy ourselves, I am sure that the 
coming Convention will demonstrate the fact that the Chi Phi brethren 
here in New York City take a lively interest in their fraternity and its 
welfare, while those who will attend the Convention (and we hope there 
will be many) will be able to see for themselves that Chi Phi is well 
represented in this the metropolis of our country. All of our brethren 
here in New York City will be glad to see any brother who happens at 
any time to be in town, and will take the trouble to hunt us up. 



©pen lie^feei^g. 

In looking over some old college rubbish recently 1 came across 
this cut, which proved to be one used by the old Psi at Kenyon College, 
Ohio, away back in '63 and '64. 

It appeared in oui annuals of that time, much as yours now-a-days. 
I send it to you, thinking some of the younger chaps might like to see 
a " daddy " cut, and, perhaps, some of the older boys may ttcoga'ite it. 
Yours in S. and B., 

Canal Winchester, Ohio, Sept. 30, 1885. 


ScR ANTON, September 9, 1885. 
Dear Brother : — Brother Fisher has just handed me the enclosed, 
which I think, is worthy of place in the Quarterly. Use your own 
judgment, however. Yours, etc., 


By J. H. Fisher, N.J. Sigma, '67. 

Chi Phi, Chi Phi, the brothers loudly sing; 
With loving words they make the welkin ring, 
As coming to the feast with hearts so true — 
Hearts beatin? high for the Scarlet and Blue ; 
Love, honor, loyal faith, and hope they bring. 
For us the by-gone memories have no sting,— 
Remembrance of no sorrow that can wring 
Aught but of pleasure from those hearts for you — 
Chi Phi, Chi Phi. 

Once more we form a firm united ring ; 
Once more to Fancy's reign we give full swing. 
As round the board our brother's forms we view ; 
The banquet hall takes on a rosy hue 
The while your praises high we blithely sing, 
Chi Phi, Chi Phi. 

Dear Brother : 

I am in receipt of your communication of the eighteenth instant, 
informing me of my appointment to be orator at the coming Convention 
of the fraternity in November proximo. 

It g^ves me much pleasure to say that I hope to be present at the 
Convention, and to discharge the very agreeable duty imposed by the 
appointment. It has been some years since I last attended a convention 
of the fraternity, so that I may say I am somewhat rusty as to the inter- 
ests of the society and more recent events in its history, but if I fail to be 
abreast of the times in these matters, the fraternity should not have 
appointed a Rip Van Winkle. 

Yours cordially, 


New York, September 29, 1885. 35 Broadway. 


Dear Brother : 

As an alumnus of the far west chapter of X *, I desire to state to you 
that I fear the Lambda boys are beginning to *' feel their oats/' The two 
articles coming from Lambda, and published in the July Quarterly, 
are rather harder on their opponents than I should think good sense 
would dictate. Now, when I was at the University of California, frater- 
nities were flourishing, and rushing was decidedly hot, yet the Frats al- 
ways had respect for each other. 

It is true that within the past few years, that the classes at the Uni- 
versity of California have been smaller than usual, and the number of 
desirable men fewer ; that in the rush for these few fine young men, X ♦ 
has come off victorious, and consequently kept up her quality if not her 
quantity. This, of course, is the cause why the X ♦ boys feel them- 
selves above their old-time rivals, Z '¥ and A K E. 

Z i' is the oldest, and was for a long time the most influential fra- 
ternity here. She had things all her own way until the existence of X ♦. 
From the date of her birth, X * changed the whole fraternity system. 
As soon as she was under full swing with twenty members, she hired 
the finest club house in Berkeley at a cost of one thousand dollars per 
annum, and fitted it up in the greatest luxury. Z •¥, seeing she could not 
compete with us under such circumstances, called upon her alumni, (of 
whom she had many rich and influential) and " went us one better " 
by building an elaborate three-story club house, fully equipped. Not 
having sufficient ready money to carry out their project in full, they 
mortgaged their property. 

I may state right here, that this fine club house and its mortgaged 
condition have been the curse of the Iota chapter of Z *. If the Univer- 
sity had continued in its prosperous condition, all would have been well; 
but, unfortunately, (as I said before) the classes at the University of 
California grew smaller each year, and desirable men fewer. What 
should be done under such circumstances ? X * said " quality before 
quantity," and gave up her fine house. With a smaller number of 
genial companions. Lambda was moved to a more moderate but still 
cozy little club house. Meanwhile, Z •i hung on to her house. Men of 
wealth and those who could afford to live in the club house were sought 
for. Although good men were oft times taken by the show of the club 
house, still "black sheep" could not help but stray in. So, at present 


writing, about ten, rather varied in their kind, — some good, some decid- 
edly otherwise, — ^hang on to the once-flourishing club house of Z ♦. 

The aim of A K E has been to be like ourselves. But, unfortunately, 
when they would have several good men, they would be disappointed 
in their expectations for new men, and take in some genial country souls 
to fill up their house with. So that, although they have always had a 
nice set of jovial fellows, mostly from country districts, they have been 
decidedly lacking in style. 

About Ben, called here the " Pie Biters," I will say a word or two. 
The " Pie Biters" will always flourish here, as the men she seeks for will 
always be easily found. Nice, quiet boys ; fair, average students, — ^kind 
to the co-eds, — pious, harmless ; how many of these individuals do we 
find in every high school or college ? They certainly deserve our highest 

So, X * feels proud as ever. Her number is small, but her quality 
same as of old. When we want a man, we usually get him. But, to re- 
turn to our original proposition, we had best treat all our opponents with 
due respect ; for ere this letter has reached you (so fluctuating are the 
affairs of California) a large class of students may appear at the Univer- 
sity of California, and all the Frats, with their ranks well recruited, will 
appear on the same equality as of yore. I would therefore warn the 
Lambda boys to work harder than ever, lest, made careless by a little 
prosperity, they should suddenly awake to find themselves outdone. 

Hoping that this little say of mine will be taken for the best, 

I am, yours fraternally, 


San Francisco, Cal., July 7, 1885. Alumnus X ♦. 

Dear Brother : 

Thinking that the readers of the Quarterly would like to hear a 
little something of our brothers here in New York City, I enclose an 
article on the Chi Phi in New York City. The arrangements for the Con- 
vention are getting on nicely ; Brother Mazet, chairman of the committect 
has been out of town all summer, and is still away. Before he left, he 
asked me if I would take his place on the committee, which I did ; as al 
the other members of the commiltee have also been out of town— excep 


Kerth — it has left all the work for Keith and me. We have been to the 
Fifth Avenue Hotel, which is the hotel, and have secured rates much 
lower than the usual charge. We also have our circulars printed, which 
we will send out this week. We expect that the coming Convention will 
be the largest Chi Phi has ever seen, as our fraternity is well represented 
in this city and vicinity. The brothers here in town take a. great deal of 
interest in our Mu Chapter, which is just across ihc river ; we very oftec 
run over and spend the evening with them, and we are glad to see the 
way in which they have taken hold. T. J. Stevens of the old Upsilon 
Chapter, is one of our prominent men here ; he is secretary of T. G- 
Conway & Co., at zo Warren Street. There is anotlier old iftr 
brother Chat I see now and then, T. G. Hull, who is at Bingb A ; 
N. Y. 1 first met him about two years ago, and then it was that 
me that 1 was the first Chi Phi he had seen in fkvc years. Ht 
welcome you and many other brothers at the Convention, I am . . 
Fraternally yours, 

New York, September lo, 18S5. 59 Liberty Street (R< 


The date and place fixed for the next Annual Convention O 
temity is the eighteenth day of November next, in the city \ ~^ 
York. This city is within easy access of many flourishing ch^. — - 
the gathering will be a representative one^iabling our br^"' ii ,,fi>i 
distant points to meet many of the brothers of this vicinity, ana will give 
those whose active interest has been suspended for some time, an oppor- 
tunity of forming an estimate of the vast strides taken by our fraternity 
during that period. 

In addition to the general interest of the Convention, much business 
of a special and important nature is expected to be transacted, and the 
occasion will in every way be of special interest to Chi Phi brethren. 

In order to provide as well as we may for the comfort of the brethren, 
the committee is obliged to rely upon this means of obtaining the prob- 
able attendance at the Convention, in order to make the most advanta- ' 
geous arrangements for their accommodation. We respectfully request, 
therefore, that upon receipt of this communication, you will kindly inform 
us if you will probably attend, by sending your name and address to 


Boudinot Keith, 26 Broadway, New York City, so that you may receive 
any further communication that may be found necessary. Arrangements 
will be made only for those of whose intention to attend we are duly 

The headquarters of the Convention will be at the Fifth Avenue 
Hotel, Madison Square, with special rates. 

Yours fraternally, 

New York City, August, 1885. 

At a meeting of the Committee on next Convention, held on October 
8th, in "flic office of Chairman Brother Robert Mozet, at 237 Broad- 
way, N. v., it was resolved to publish the following information for the 
S. benefit of the readers of the Quarterly : 

' I We have secured accommodation for the attending brethren at the 

i Fifth Avenue Hotel, Madison Square, with special rates, and expect to 
• - bold the dinner at Delmonico's, Twenty-sixth Street and Broadway, the 
tickets of which will be Five Dollars per plate. At this dinner we expect 
to hear remarks from some of our best known brethren, including 
ex-Grand Alpha Rev. Asher Anderson, of Delta ; ex-Grand Alpha Rev. 
G. R. Vandewater, of Xi ; Dr. G. G. Hopkins, of Upsilon ; and others. 
Any one wishing other information can obtain the same by addressing 
A. E. Rutherford, 59 Liberty Street, New York City. 


Sec' y pro, tern. 
New York City, Oct. 8, 1885. 

Dear Brother : 

I send you an article for the Quarterly. I hope it may do some 
good in preventing the hasty creation of chapters. The dead-roll is too 
long now. 

It is my hope and plan to be at New York. « * * l should 
have deeply regretted my inability to attend so important a gathering of 
the fraternity. 

Hoping to see you next month, and with sincere regards. 

Very truly yours, 


The Rectory, York, Penn'a, Oct. 8, 1885. 

MtOlCIAL J(1>Al^fn^Nf . 

In lieu of a valedictory, the writer can only repeat the saying which 
was embraced in the five-line salutatory : " We have done what we 
could.** Yet to one class a more graceful acknowledgment is due — ^to 
the contributors who have given their time and thoughts toward making 
a partial success of what otherwise would have been a failure. God 
grant that their unselfish action, their cheering words, their kind admo- 
nitions and friendly warnings toward us all, may be as seed sown in 
good ground. 

ONto New York ! Fifth Avenue Hotel ! November i8, 1885 ! 10 A. M ! 
•'For Auld Lang Syne!** 

The few failures in chapter reports may be attributed to the early 
publication of this number. Some of the colleges were not yet in session 
when the copy was prepared. 

Owing to the extraordinary press of Convention matter, the excellent 
article of Brother John D. Hodges, now in the editor's hands, on the 
early history of the Quarterly, must be postponed until the next 

Again the needy editor places himself in a suppliant attitude and 
humbly suggests that since the delinquent subscriber has now received 
the fournumbers of the Magazine, it accordingly becomes him to forward 
his money for the same. Shall the financial report to the Convention 
show a success or a failure ? It remains for you to determine. 

Everything promises a highly successful Convention. Chapter 
reports show a determination of all chapters to be represented, the Com- 
mittee has made elaborate preparations, the location is the centre of the 


great college section, and the time of year promises beautiful weather. 
That most important Committee on Constitution is preparing an exhaus- 
tive report, other unfinished business is arranged, and, in addition to all 
this, from sundry whisperings in several localities, it is highly probable 
that at least three very interesting documents will adorn the presiding 
officer's table. Let the attendance be worthy of the business. 

To THOSE faithful men — the Zetas — upon whose silent work the 
success of the Quarterly so largely depends, the editor would express 
a thankfulness which surely comes from the heart. If our correspon- 
dence has ceased forever, if we hear naught from each other in after 
life, nay, if it never be our fortune to look into each other's faces and 
give the dear hand-clasp, rest assured your names are as familiar hand- 
words in the memory of the writer. May his shortcomings be as easily 
forgotten in your minds as your kindness is retained in his. 

The grand officers of the fraternity are witnesses of frequent excuses 
of " did not know it was my duty." How many of the men now holding 
places in the executive department of the chapters are able to strictly 
define their duties ? How many of the others are capable of filling these 
places in case of sudden emergency ? How many members are well 
versed in both the written and unwritten laws ? For exercise try your- 
self upon this short list : 

Name the chapters, the institutions at which they are located, and 
give geographical situation of each. Repeat the charge to newly- 
installed officers. Name officers in written law, and give duties of each. 
Name and locate present grand officers. Give salient points in conclud- 
ing address of ritual. Exemplify the Grand Lecture in full. 

If each initiate were required to go through this satisfactorily within 
a g^ven time after full reception, there would be no more complaint of 
ignorance of duty. 

The desired list of Gammas has not materialized as completely as 
expected. Yet let the quota of officials be as full and prompt as possible. 
Gammas are especially urged to perform their duty. 


The subject of chapter meetings and their attendance was forcibly 
brought to the mind of the writer recently by a conversation with repre- 
sentatives of two distant chapters. In one, it was the custom to hold 
meetings at the commencement of each collegiate year, at which time 
the candidates were selected and initiated. Thereafter meetings were 
confined to miscellaneous social gatherings at different periods ; in short, 
"whenever the spirit moved us." With the other, meetings were 
appointed regularly every Saturday night at an hour when social pas- 
times were over. During the early part of each term these meetings 
were attended by every member. But after the excitement of initiations 
was over, the attendance gradually decreased, until, at the close, there 
were but a few of the faithful gathered together to lament the short- 
comings of the rest. Added to these was an experience, heard several 
months since, of a chapter which had not failed but once in holding a 
meeting every week for an entire collegiate year ; when all the forms 
were faithfully gone through, even though it did not result in bringing 
up one important matter of business ; when the absence of a member 
was a cause of alarm to the others, and an immediate resolution of all 
present to have the absentee at the next meeting. Compare the three 
pictures. Perhaps it is folly to meet and carry out certain forms when 
there is no apparent work ; yet these same forms are the very vitality 
of your organization, framed from years of experience. As well stop the 
breath, and expect a strong, healthy, active organism, as to drop the 
meetings and expect an energetic chapter. If your connection with the 
fraternity does you no good, rest assured there is something radically 
wrong cither in you or your chapter. If you are profited, then do not 
rob your benefactress of that which naturally belongs to her. Give that 
portion of your time which you rightly owe. 

XCHANC( JI^^Al^tn^Nt. 

The exchange list of the Quarterly has been extremely limited 
during the year, partiy, no doubt, through the ignorance and inexperience 
of the editor. It is to be hoped that the forthcoming management will 
take immediate steps toward placing this department on a better footing. 

The annual convention of Delta Tau Delta for 1885, was held in 
Detroit. August 13, and is reported to have been a success in every par- 
ticular. Charters were withdrawn from Lombard and Franklin and 
Marshall Colleges, because of the poor standing of the institutions. The 
Crescent will be published during the coming year by alumni in 

Most of the Greek publications have not yet put in an appearance 
since the period of summer recreation, yet among those at hand is the 
Beta Theta Pi in the new garb of a monthly. The marked rise of this 
publication in the past few years has undoubtedly been due to placing 
its publication permanently in the hands of a coterie of enthusiastic 
Betas, who dwell together in the city of Cincinnati. Their combined 
experience is showing itself more in each number. 

The September Arrow ^ Vol. II., No. i, of the I. C. Sororis, ladies* 
organization, drops into our sanctum as bright and pretty in its new fall 
dress as one of its own editors. It is published at Lawrence, Kansas, 
and contains as much grave editorial, chapter news, etc., as any of its 
big brothers. That the field of Sorority is capable of great usefulness, 
although far removed from that of Fraternity, tlie following item from a 
chapter report will show : 

" During the winter we did a little for charity. First, we met one 
afternoon and brought our old clothing, and resolved ourselves into a 
•' sewing bee," and mended, patched, sewed on buttons, etc., until we 
had filled two barrels with good clothing ; these were turned over to the 
Relief Committee. Next, we gave a charity fair, when we cleared 
$119.00; this we also gave to the Relief Committee." 

\<mi%f<mm.i. ^f t>AMM«Nf . 


UnlTcnity of Virginia, 
Emory College, 
Rulgcn College. 
Humpdcn-Sidney College. 
Franklin and Marshall Colli 
UniTcnity of Ceoijia, 
Tmy Polyiedinic Initliuu, 
Ohio Sta« Univeniiy. 

rn Usiven 

Ml, Suveu IiullluH 

Oinicrpit, Yalfl College, 

of Califonu 


Ubytlte College, 

Wofford College, 


Amhen. College. 


Ohio WHleyan Unlvini 


Uhigh Uni-miiy, 


Dlckinion Collin. 


.Harrard College, 

AUfk (Al 

wu«). No. ssSL Pauls 


MHil. No. 4* Broiidw.y 

C«{Al.tMBl). 0pp. Oir H.II. 

ford, Ga.. Joaeph A. Griffin. 

BmMwie!!,N.J.,BxJ30,G*ofge Wm, Ha«1,Jr. 
mpden-Sidney, Va,, Frank T. McFaden. 
icMKr, Pa., G. M. 

.ens, Ga.,U.afGa., F.C. Block. 
.y, NY., X* House, A. 5. HimiD-JwTiglii. 
uinbus,0..9'StarAv., Geo. B.Smilh. 
,»iden«, R, I., C. H. Mclnlire. 

keley, Cal., X 4 Boa. H. B. RalhboH. 
boken, N, J., » etb Sl, M. C. Beaid. 

jSg temple Si., K, C, Shaw, 

.hville. Tenn., B. J. Harding. 

,Ion. Pa., W. H. Franii. 
.runbuTg,S.C.,Baii36.W. L. Weber. 

ibent,Ma».,BDi7I;, J. B. CUrk. 

aware, Ohio. Hugh Edgingun. 

Belhlehem, Fa., M. A. D. Howe. 

lisle, Pa., Eugene Chancy, 
.11 tie 'i Block, 

Cambridge, Mui., Uoyd McR. Gairiwe. 

limore, Md.. H. Stockbridge, Jr. 

»york,K. v., J, Howard CroDirell. 

ibington, D. C, Chu. L. Hlne. 


ZETA — Franklin and Marshall Collecje, Lancaster, Pa. 

J. S. Leiby (r). C. R. Eaby (a). 


At the opening of the college Zeta numbered six men, but remem- 
bering that quality and not quantitx.constitutes a good chapter, we were 
undaunted. Determined to preserve our good standing here, whilst at 
the same time to increase our number with only good men, we quietly 
observed what the incoming Freshman Class contained. 

We have one new brother to our band, J. R. Cleaver, of Easton, Pa., 


who promises to become a true and loyal *' Kiffie.'* 

G. P. Stem, B, has entered the Class of *86 of our college. We 
anticipate one or two more additions in the near future. 

F. W. Mish, *85, is completing his education at Goetingen, Germany. 

L. A. Salade, '85, is pursuing his medical studies at the University 
of Pennsylvania. 

H. M. Higbee, '86, has returned from California, where he was 
recuperating his ill health. 

" Sixer " Cremer, *86, spent last week in our midst. 

G. N. Ifft, '85, is principal of the public schools at Delta, Iowa. 

N. D. Pontius, '88, has remained at home on account of ill health, 
but expects to return to college in November. 

J. C, Leiter, '85, is in the cattle business in the West. 

J. Keiser, '85, is reading law at his home, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

J. B Appel, '84, is reading law at Lake Mahopac, N. Y. 

ETA — University of Georgia. 

C. F. Rice (r). J. Grant (A). 


Since our last communication we have added one more brother to 
the number of our band. He is Mr. Joseph E. Boston, of Marietta, Ga. 
We commend him to the brothers. 


The University of Georgia closed the term of 1884-85 with the most 
pleasing exercises and the gayest festivities that have been known for 
years, and all may rest assured that in both of these the members of the 
Chi Phi bore conspicuous parts. 

The literary features of the commencement week were preceded on 
Saturday afternoon (July i ith), by the class exercises of the Seniors, 
which took place on the campus lawn, beneath the shade of the broad 
branches of the historic old " College Oak." Brother Turner was his- 
torian of the class, and did himself the greatest justice, not only by the 
elegance of his composition and accuracy of his narativc, but also by 
the brilliant flashes of wit that ornamented his history of '85. Brother 
Mitchell was poet of the class, and received many favorable comments 
on his effort for this occasion. Brother Mitchell was also the author of 
the class song, which was sung as a farewell of '85 to the old college to 
which they have been attached so long. 

Monday morning was devoted to the literary address, and the after- 
noon to the Sophomore exhibition. On the latter occasion Brother Jones 
was our only representative. The Sophomore medals were delivered by 
Brother F. H. Richardson, r. Class 1872, in a beautiful and fitting 
address. Brother Richardson is the Washington correspondent of the 
Atlantic Constitution, and aside from his journalistic reputation, has 
proven himself an accomplished and brilliant orator. 

Tuesday morning was devoted to the Alumni address, and Tuesday 
evening to the Junior exhibition. Brothers Grant and Slaton were 
our representatives on this occasion. Brother Grant's address was on 
the subject of " Polonius* Advice." That of Brother Slaton's was 
" Conservatism and Radicalism." 

Wednesday was Commencement Day, and, according to immemo- 
rial custom, the people crowded from all the country around, in all sorts 
of conveyances, to witness the closing ceremonies of an institution to 
which Georgians feel a deep attachment. 

The walls that once echoed to the youthful eloquence of Ben Hill, 
Alex. Stephens, Bob Toombs, Howell Cobb, and a host of the other 
great men of Georgia, now listened to the speeches of some of those 
whom we confidently hope will fill the gaps which time has made in the 
ranks of our great ones. Eta graduated on this occasion only two men, 
Brothers E. M. Mitchell and W. W. Turner, both of Atlanta, Ga. 


Brother Mitchell received the " first honor** in the Scientific course and 
the "third honor** in the Bachelor of Arts course, besides making one 
of the highest Senior marks that has ever been given in the college. He 
represented Chi Phi among the speakers on Commencement Day. 
His subject was ** Science and Religion," which, we are glad to say, he 
treated in an admirable manner, and elicited much applause and many 
compliments. Brother Mitchell will enter upon the practice of law 
in Atlanta, his native city. Brother Turner has already accepted a 
position as assistant clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives, but 
will probably engage permanently in the cotton business. 

The social events of Commencement were many and pleasant. Phi 
Delta Theta was the only fraternity which gave a banquet. Chi Phi will 
wait until next Commencement to give one, having concluded to make 
it a biennial affair. The festivities commenced by a reception, on 
July 10, to the graduating class, given by Professor H. C. White and 
wife. Brother White and his accomplished lady exerted themselves for 
the entertainment of their guests. Withal, the Commencement was 
more generally enjoyed than any since the glorious old " ante-bellum " 
days, when Athens was in its greatest splendor. 

Eta is happy to report a more numerous delegation of her alumni 
present at Commencement than any other fraternity at the University. 
We have been established here so long that we have necessarily 
graduated a greater number than most of them; and, again, we can say 
with pride, that Eta's graduate members love to make pilgrimages back 
to their old college and partake of the cordial reception that Eta gives to 
her alumni and to Chi Phis in general. Of course, "Pete** Meldrim 
was on hand. He has never failed once in sixteen years. He feels a 
great pride in the Chi Phi, for he established the three Georgia chapters. 
Eta, Gamma and the now defunct Georgia lota. 

Eta will commence the term of 1885 and 1886 with twelve men, 
though at present we have several men pledged, and others in sight 
who will augment our numbers in October. 

The chapter has elected as delegates to the New York Convention, 
Brothers F. C. Block and C. F. Rice ; as alternates. Brothers Peter W. 
Meldrim and H. V. Washington. We hope out of this hst to be repre- 
sented at New York in November. 



Among those present at G>mmencement were Brothers Al. Cumming, *8i ; 
J. M. Mayne, *8i ; P. W. Mcldrim, '69; Frank C. Clark, '75; J. E. Godfrey, 
83; Boykin '70, Wright, and F. H. Richardson, r. 

Brother Lewis Pace, of P, paid us a visit donng Commencement. Brother 
Pace has been attending the West Point Military Academy during the past 

We received a pleasant visit not long since from Brother George M. Browne, 
who attended the University during 1881 and 1882. Brother Browne had the 
pleasure of seeing his co\isin, Brother Boston, ''jugged ** into the fraternity 
during his stay. 

Eta has two representatives in the Georgia Legislature; Brothers N. E. 
Harris, '70, and J. C. Hart, '75. 

Brother J. G. Walker, of '84, who accompanied a mining expedition to 
Mexico last winter, has returned, and accepted a position as teacher in Sam 
Bailey Institute, GrifEn, Ga. 

Brother J. W. Grant, when last heard of, was sojourning at Cape May. 

Brother H. W. Grady, '69, our ex<Grand Alpha, has been chosen president 
of the Southern Base Ball League. Between his duties as editor of Atlanta 
Constitution and base-ball president, it is presumed Brother Grady has his hands 

Brother Emory Speer, '69, is now ensconced in his position as Judge of the 
United States Court for Georgia. There was some opposition to his appointment, 
but " Emory" generally distances his opponents. 

C. " Franky " Rice, '87, is, to the surprise of all, developing into quite a 

Brother Walter C. Beeks, we understand, has been appointed Judge of the 
County Court of Coweta County, Ga. 

THETA — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. 

H. H. Mitchell (F). B. A. Stribling (a). 


After an enjoyable vacation of thirteen weeks, twelve of Theta's 
men returned, greatly benefited by the short period of relief from their 
Institute duties and ready to grapple with the work of the new year. 


The absence of our brothers in '85 — who by their earnest untiring 
efforts to promote the welfare of Theta, had greatly endeared them- 
selves to us — ^is considerably felt. We are compelled, however, to recon- 
cile ourselves to the loss, and shall endeavor to alleviate our sorrow by 
introducing our mysterious friend " Billy'* to new members. Theta 
enters upon the present year with a solid footing and bright prospects. 
She ranks in influence and popularity among the first of the Greek let- 
ter fraternities represented here. Her members are solid, energetic 
men, and at no time has her future appeared brighter. May no clouds 
darken her fair horizon ! 

The Freshman Class is smaller this year than usual ; only about two- 
thirds as many men having passed the entrance examinations as last 
year. Notwithstanding this disparity in the number from which to 
select, we have already added two new men to our number. These are 
L. D. Clark, of Iowa City, Iowa, and Charles Metcalf, of Pittsburgh, 
Pa. We have several other men in view whose names may soon be 
enrolled as " Kiffies." 

During the summer, substantial improvements were made in our 
•* ranch ** under the supervision of Brother Touceda. The chapter is 
under many obligations to " Brother Toots *' for his kind attentions. 

Brother Stearns, 0, '82, accompanied by Brothers Hassinger, '85, 
McNaugher, *8$, and Horbach, '86, made his usual pleasure trip to the 
North Woods. Owing to the fact that he killed one more blue-jay than 
he did last year, he felt so much encouraged that he penetrated con- 
siderably further into the woods than heretofore. 


Brother Breckinridge, 6, paid us a flying visit in September. He evidently 
enjoys the discussion of the steam engine. 

Brother Rutherford, A, '85, called on us during vacation. We regret that 
there were only a few " Kiffies " here at the time to welcome him. 

Brother Wood, 0, '84, has been traveling for his health in Colorado diuring 
the summer. He is now at home in New Orleans, and expects to attend the 
coming Convention. 

Brother Lowe, 0, '85, is assistant engineer on the Omaha Belt Line Raibroad. 

Brother Davis, 0, '83, has a position with Curtis & Co., at Keokuk, Iowa. 


Brother Aycrigg is still engineering on the Oregon Short Line of the Union 
Pacific Railroad. 

Brother Hassinger, 0, '85, has accepted a position as chemist with the 
Spang- Chalfant Iron and Steel Company, of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Brother Independence Grove is at present at Sharpsburg, Pa. The brothers 
may expect to see him at the Convention in November. 

Brother du Font, 0, '86, is busily engaged in mining engineering at 
Kensee, Ky. 

IOTA — Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 

Fred. Celarious (r). F. E. Hill (a). 


Eight men returned to lota this year, placing her on a good stand- 
ing, and making her able to cope with her competitors in the selection 
of men. The University opens with bright prospects, and the goat is 

We were sorry to lose Brothers William B. Smith, '88, and J. F. 
Firestone, '87. The former goes to Cornell and the latter to Stevens 
Institute. We hope the brethren of Mu will not impose on ** Cupid," as 
he is too small to take care of himself. 

Brother Long, *87, will not be with us for one year. He has a flour- 
ishing school near Lockbourne, Ohio. 

Brother James Silcott, '86, is studying dentistry in Cincinnati. 

Brother Ed. E. Sparks, '84, will have the Latin Department of the Portsmouth 
high schools for another year. 

Brother Wright, *88, is studying engineering in Indianapolis. 

Brother Bently, our alumnus of '85, is Y. M. C. A. secretary at Xenia, Ohio, 
and is doing well in his chosen 6eld. 


OMICRON — Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College. New 

Haven, Conn. 


Fred. E. Case (r). Edward S. Wilson (a) 

[delayed report.] 

The term just ended has been one of unusual interest and pleasure. 
Our old class have once more blossomed forth in their wanton splendor, 
and everything in nature has combined to make this a most lovely spring, 
the enjoyment of which the well-appreciated visits of jovial alumni, and 
the newly-made acquaintances of many of our visiting brothers has 
greatly enhanced. 

In looking over one of the back numbers of the Quarterly, we 
were very much struck with the sensible criticism given by our worthy 
Trojan contemporary, and heartily concur with him, and fervently hope 
that it will meet with the desired effect. Who can look over the different 
reports from our various chapters without a suppressed smile at the 
almost ludicrous sameness of the communications and the general lack 
ol news or interest which they contain ? The brother who can suggest 
a plan by which this can be avoided, and we can place our Quarterly 
in the hands of a stranger without a feeling of mortification, will be doing 
the fraternity at large an everlasting blessing, and be deserving of their 
united thanks. 

Omicron celebrates this year her sexennial, and we are all looking 
forward to the gayeties of commencement week, in which to meet her 
sacred fathers and all her true friends in the jollities of a royal carnival 
under the elms of dear old Yale. 


Brothers Garrison and Brewer, of Beta Deuteron, paid us a flying visit while 
accompanying their nine to the annual fence game. We hope that their example 
will be followed by many others, and that our Harvard brethren, as well as others, 
will contribute by their presence to the cordiality which we hope will always 
exist between the chapters. 

Brothers Lynde, '83, and Garrison. '82, are now receiving the congratulations 
of their many friends. May the worthy doctors meet with all success. 

Brother Bissell, M. D., returns from Europe in fall, when he will start upon 
the practice of his profession. 


Brother Maghee, '84, is gratuitously lending his smiling countenance for a 
few weeks to the chapter's potorious lack of beauty. 

Brother Foote, '79, is about to leave New York for the summer, for a trip 
across the water with Brother Knowles. 

Brother Blakely, '86, has returned to college once more after a long and 
serious illness. 

Brother Brown, '83, who has been spending the winter in North Carolina, 
expects to return North in time for the festivities of Commencement week. 

SIGMA — ^WoFFORD College, Spartanburg, S. C. 

J. Choice Evins (r). James O'Hear (A). 


Commencement at Wofford resulted most pleasantly, and Chi Phi 
took her usual conspicuous part in the programme of the occasion. The 
only medal given was received by Brother Weber at the Calhoun Annual 
Debate, being pushed closely, in the judgment of the audience, by 
Brother O'Hear. These brothers will be our two Seniors of next year, 
and our influence in college circles may be easily predicted. 

Brother Jeffords received many enconiums from the creditable man- 
ner in which he upheld Chi Phi es a speaker on the Preston debate. 

Brothers Carlisle and Petty received the degree A. B., and the vale- 
dictory address to the Calhoun Society was delivered by the former 

Both of our Sophomore brothers — Chapman and Gibbs — were 
speakers on their class exhibition ; and thus every Chi Phi in the three 
upper classes obtained positions alike honorable to themselves and 
creditable to the chapter. 

Sigma crowned one of her most prosperous, and decidedly her most 
pleasant and profitable year, by the initiation of Brother William 
Augustus Massebeau, of the Freshman Class. 

As yet we cannot tell how many of the boys will be gathered again 
when her roll is called once more, and tlie survivors meet in our old 
hall. Many places are to be supplied ; but the success and conservative 


spirit which has characterized Sigma hitherto, renders her more deter- 
mined than ever to maintain her former supremacy. 

Among the brothers whose loss we mourn are not only our two 
graduates, Brothers Carlisle and Petty, but Brothers Jeffords, Chapman 
and Gibbs have gone forth, never to respond again as active members. 
The others we hope to see back, but we can never tell till the fateful 
First arrives. 

During Commencement, Sigma enjoyed the pleasure of entertaining 
a host of brothers, among whom we note Brothers W. J. Montgomery. 
*75, who presided over the Calhoun Debate; Craik Twilty, '76; T. C. 
Duncan, '81 ; G. C. Cannon, "82 ; T. Ed. Nott, "82 ; W. G. Blake, '83 ; 
M. L. Carlisle, '83 ; Tom Hill, '83 ; Spencer Rice, '83 ; Andrew Moore, 
James N. Anderson and Lewis Blake of '84 ; and last, but never least, 
dear old Bep Du Pre, '85. 


Sigma has discovered she has another member of the South Carolina Legis- 
Iatm« in the person of George W. Brown, '76, of Darlington. The " boys " 
rise so fast, it is impossible to keep up with them. This is the fourth son of Sigma 
who has attained this position. 

Col. John G. Clinkscales, '76, is receiving plaudits from papers all over the 
State for the spirit which he has infused into the pubHc school system of Ander- 
son County, in his capacity as School Commissioner. 

Thomas C. Duncan, '81, on September 3d, was united in holy wedlock to 
Miss Fanny Marriman, one of the belles of upper South Carolina. Brothers 
Hart, Moss and Penny Rice were among the groomsmen. 

Gabe C. Cannon, '82, after farming in this county during the summer, is 
again at his post buying cotton. He is located at Johnson's, in this State. 

John T. Green, '82, and Spencer M. Rice, Jr., '83, were licensed to practice 
law at the May term of the State Supreme Court. 

John B. Henneman, '82, has been spending the summer in the mountains of 
Virginia, making his headquarters at the University, where he is reported to have 
met numerous " Kiffies." He will be with us in October as Professor of Greek. 

Ed. Nott, '82, has attained considerable notoriety from a very important and 
difficult surgical operation successfully performed in our midst. A brilliant 
future is predicted for young Ed. 


James A. ChapmaD, '83, will return to Harvard Law School, and take his 
degree the ensuing June. Andrew E. Moore, '84, " Our Andy," will accompany 
him. We predict success for both of them. 

Marcus L. Carlisle, '83, has been elected principal of the High School of 
Marion, S. C, one of the most responsible and best-pajning positions in the 

Lewis J. Blake, '84, will be in Philadelphia this fall at the University of 
Pennsylvania, where he proposes to take a three-years' course in medicine. 

W. Beverly Du Pre, '85, will lake the above brother's place in Dr. Heinitsh's 
drug store. Sigma hopes to be much benefited by having him with her. 

James N. Anderson, '84, will return to the University of Virginia to hanuner 
away at its celebrated M. A. degree. 

Howard B. Carlisle, '85, will study law in his father's office, and hopes to 
see Sigma still prospering. 

Paul Petty, '85, will likewise remain in our midst as an embiyo cotton- 
buyer. Paul says there's millions in it. 

George W. Henneman, *86, will go to the South Carolina College at 

Theo. A. Jeffords, Jr., will pursue his medical studies at Charlestown. 
Robert H. F. Chapman, '87, has been attending the Business College at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y, 


WiUiam H. Echols, Jr., of Alpha, '78-'82, to Miss Mary Blakey, of Char- 
lottesville, Va., on September 7, 1885 ; and William C. Marshall, of Alpha, 
'8 1 "'84, to Miss Lucie Meredith, of Markham, Fauquier County, Va., on Sep- 
tember 9, 1885. 

It is quite a relief to Alpha to get these two brothers off. It has been going 
on about five years apiece, and now we trust there is hope for the rest of us. 

CHI — Ohio Weslevan. University, Delaware, Ohio. 

C. B. VoGENiTZ (r). N. Dresbach (A). 


The fall term at the Ohio Wesleyan University opened quietly as usual, 
and about six hundred students are enrolled in the various departments, 
including the fair inmates of Monnett Hall. With all due respect to the 


former lady students, the new accessions at Monnett seem to be more 
numerous and to possess a " smoother texture" than heretofore. Among 
the gentlemen some good fraternity timber was at once discerned by the ob- 
servant, and the six chapters here represented divided the "spoils" about 
equally, each having initiated one man since the opening of the term. 

The new '* Epsilon ** of Chi is Brother Charles Wilson, '89, of Somer- 
set, O., who wrestled with his majesty, " William Goat," Tuesday night, 
September 2 2d. 

The chapter may well feel proud of her baby son, who so recently 
donned the scarlet and blue. We expect to make other additions in 
due time, preferring always to act discreetly rather than hastily. 


Our chapter is in excellent condition, and is numerically stronger 
than last year. The other chapters here are about the same as last 
spring, except * A e, who is unfortunate to have her ranks reduced to 
four men (two Seniors). 

Extensive preparations are being made for the annual union ban- 
quet of Chi and Iota, November 6th. At this time Iota will celebrate 
her second and Chi her twelfth anniversary. The spread will be 
served at Ruhl and Corbett's, Columbus, which house, having been 
recently entirely remodeled, has few equals in the State. Many 
alumni have already promised to be present. We invite all our 

The commencement season of the Class of '85 was of course one of 
gayety, and many alumni of our chapter enjoyed the week with us. 
Among these we noticed Brothers E. E. Cole, '74 ; Andrew Byers, '75 ; 
O. C. Williams, '76; Harry Vail, '79; Q. A. Gilmore, '81; W. D. 
Vance, " Shorty " Jones, C. B. Heiserman, B. W. Gilfillan, W. Guy 
Jones, Ed. C. Kenyon, and Joe Grissell, of '84; Brook Cheney, Chid 
Williamson, and Frank Griffin, formerly of '85; E. H. Patrick, H. L. 
Nichols, and Frank Russell, formerly of '87, and others. 

Having passed the requisite Freshman examination, the Prep, del- 
egation, consisting of Frank P. Creed, of Royalton, O., and Walter H. 
Stephens, of Geneva, O., were ushered from darkness into light. The 
visiting brothers hugely enjoyed these solemnities, and were loud in 
praises commending the chapter's selection of such worthy initiates. 


Brother Creed regrets his inability' to be with his class until after the 
holidays. Brother Stephens is with the Freshmen, having " twirled the 
sphere'* for the Geneva base-ball nine during the summer months. 
This club has the championship pennant of Northeast Ohio amateurs. 
Brother Stephens is also pitcher of University and Freshman nines. 


Brother Ream, of the Sophomore Class, spent a good portion of the summer 
vacation in the immediate vicinity of Circle ville, O. Not without some attraction, 


Brother Edgington, of '88, is at present in his father's law office, 18 Madison 
Street, Memphis, Tenn. He will probably not return to college until next Sep- 
tember. The boys greatly miss his stories and comments on *Mife " in the South, 
and will hail with delight his return to college. When he left in June he fully 
expected to be with his class and fraternity again this fall ; but we presume some 
unforeseen circumstance prevented his return until January 1st, or later. 

Brother John S. Duff, *8o, recently of Urbana, has just entered upon a busi- 
ness career in Greenville, Pa. 

Homer E. White, '86, is in the dry goods business in Cardington, Ohio. He 
visits us occasionally. 

Frank Griffin, '85, is in the Senior Class of the Philadelphia Dental College. 

Brotlers GilfiUan, '84, and Nichols, '87, are members of the Senior Class of 
Cincinnati I^w School. 

Alas ! Bailey has succumbed to the inevitable, and will, ere long, enlist in 
the army of Benedicts. 

PSI — Lehigh University. 

E. M. Morgan (r). J. S. Robeson (a). 


Since the last issue of the Quarterly, the story of the life of Psi is 
rather uninteresting, The Class of '8$ contained no Chi Phi's, so tliat 
we were not injured by the graduation of that class. We have, however, 
lost three of the most active members of last year, Brothers Morgan and 
Robeson, who were taking special courses in Chemistry, and Brother 
Shaw an Advanced Electrician. Their loss is much felt in the chapter. 


The second of our renewed series of chapter banquets was held on 
the night of June i8th, last. It proved a complete success in every way. 
The sentiments of the chapter were embodied in the utterance of one of 
our most eloquent members, who pronounced it to be "exceptionally fine." 
Besides several of our alumni members, there were with us Brothers 
B. C. Weideman, P, and A. E. Rutherford, A, who made a memorable 
speech in response to the toast to his chapter. 

We returned to the college on the i6th of September, thirteen strong, 
and since that time have added four names to the rolls of Chi Phi, with 
strong hopes of adding several more in a short time. The names of our 
new members are as follows: L. C. Smith,, Pa.; Charles H. 
Schwartz, Jr., German town, Pa.; John M. Humphreys, Germantown, Pa.; 
and Edwanl Conner, Philadelphia. 

The chapters of the various fraternities at Lehigh were surprised to 
receive, on the i8th of September, from the Secretary of the Pi Chapter 
of Delta Tau Delta, a communication to the effect that all connection 
had been severed between the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and its chap- 
ter here, which has always been considered one of the best in that 
fraternity. It is generally understood that they are making efforts to 
obtain a chapter from some fraternity which stands higher among the 
Greeks. Their chapter stood second only to us in age, and was con- 
sidered one of the landmarks of Lehigh. Doubtless, in our next com- 
munication to the Quarterly, we will be able to inform its readers of the 
establishment of another fraternity in our midst. We have become so 
accustomed to this in the last two years, that it has ceased to make a 
proper impression upon us. 


Brother E. M. Morgan, '86> is in Lake Valley, New Mexico, trying his best 
to keep out of the way of Indians. 

Brother J. S. Robeson, '86, is employed as a chemist in the Edgar Thompson 
Steel Works, Braddock, Pa. 

Brother Alex. P. Shaw, '87, is in the Electrical Department of the Patent 
Office, Washington, D. C. 

Brother Wm. Bradford, '87, was obliged to leave college during May, on 
account of typhoid fever, and has not yet returned. He will return after Christ- 
mas, but will have to drop back into '88. 

Brother Geo. H. Neilson, '87, has recovered from the severe illness which 
prevented him from taking his June examination, and is again with us. 


OMEGA — Dickinson College. Carlisle, Pa. 

L. T. AsHCRAFT (r). H. K. Beachley (a). 


The fall term opens brightly and under favorable circumstances for 
Omega. We are now nine in number, having added three fo our ranks 
from the Freshman Class. 

The brothers returned early, and all reported thoroughly-enjoyed 
vacations. Omega is now in a flourishing condition, and has excellent 
prospects, and there is every indication of a prosperous and successful 

Our annual banquet, which was held at the Florence Hotel on 
Thursday, June 25th, was in every way a decided success. About 
twenty-five brothers gathered around the " banquet board," and hugely 
enjoyed the tempting and palatable delicacies. 

Our infant is R. M. Smith, '89. 


Brother W. A. Kramer, '83, is practicing law in Carlisle, Pa. 

Brotheis W. B. Norris, '83, and R. C. Norris, '84, paid us a flying visit at 
the beginning of the term. 

Brother F. R. Keefer, '85, is studying medicine in Newport, Kentucky. 

Brother G. S. Stevick, '85, is registered a law student under A. B. Sharpe, 
Esq., Carlisle, Pa. 

Brother Harry M. Stine, of Harrisburg, visits us occasionally. 

Brother Parker Moore has just returned from the West. His tales of Indian 
adventures, hair-breadth escapes, and bloodshed, are highly interesting. 

BETA DEUTERON— Harvard University, Boston, Mass. 
P. S. Rust (r). Harry S. Abbot (a). 


Beta Deuteron has opened the year under rather discouraging cir- 
cumstances, having lost three of her best men by graduation, and one 
who has just left his class for the year, by sickness. We now have nine 
men left, and hope soon to fill the vacant places with new members. 


Brother Keith, '85, was a very powerful man ; he was a member of 
the University crew, his own Class crew, and also held a distinguished 
place in his class. Brothers Leverett and Bartlett also, were of high 
rank in their classes, the latter being President of the Harvard Advocate, 
Brother Kimball, *87, has been obliged to leave college this year on 
account of illness ; his loss, as well as the loss of these other brothers, 
will be keenly felt by those who remain. Owing to Brother Kimball's 
disability, Brother Browne, '88, has been elected A in his place. 

Our delegates to the Convention are Brothers H. S. Abbot andC. A. 
Wilson, '86. Brothers C. Browne and G. H. Brewer, '88, ahemates. 

The chapter was represented at the Amherst banquet by Brothers 
Abbot, Wilson and Browne. They report a glorious time, and fine treat- 
ment at the hands of Phi. 

The members of Beta Deuteron will welcome any brothers who 
may chance to visit " Fair Harvard ;" and though the chapter is small, 
its welcome will be none the less hearty. 

BETH (Alumni)— New York City. 



We are anxiously awaiting the coming Convention, and trust to see 
the largest number of Chi Phis which has ever been brought together. 
The Convention headquarters have been placed at the Fifth Avenue 
Hotel, which location can be easily found and reached from any part of 
the city. 

Visitors present at the last meeting were Brothers Zimmele, Headley, 
and Wilson, of Psi ; Fox, of Vav ; Bell and Coxe. of Alpha ; Taylor 
and Beard, of Mu. 


J. B. Bissell, M. D., who has been abroad nearly a year, pursuing his studies, 
is expected home next month. 

Davies Coxe, M. D., recently received an appointment as Sanitary Inspector 
in this city. 

W. H. Fox, M. D., is at present taking special studies in the surgery of the 
eye and ear, under the eminent professors of New York. 


Wm. P. Moore, M. D., not content with having beaten all comers in the 
examination for Charity Hospital last fall, proceeded to do a similar act two 
months' ago, and is now House Physician to the Hospital for Epileptics and 
Paralytics, Blackweirs Island, New York City. 

N. W. Lynde, and W. L. Griswold, now claim the M. D., granted at the late 
commencement of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

VAV (Alumni) — Washington, D. C. 

E. L. Dent (r). John Yorke Atlee (A). 


There has been no meeting of the chapter since June, the chapter 
at the last meeting adjoining over until September. 

The brothers have been scattered during the summer months, but 
are now returning, and by the time the Quarterly appears the chapter 
will have begun its meetings again. 

At the June meeting of the chapter, Brother Burrill and Brother 
Marshall were elected to represent us as delegates, and alternate respec- 
tively at the next Convention. 


John M. Osbom, X, '86, of Lima, recently surprised his friends by casting 
aside his single misery, and entering double blessedness. He is prospering in 
mercantile pursuits. 

Frank D. Martin and Fred P. Whitely, of Ohio I, '87, are in the Medical 
and Law Departments of the University of Michigan. The address of the latter 
is Box 404. 

The friends of William A. Vincent, X, ex-Grand Alpha, will be pleased to 
hear that he has received the appointment of Supreme Judge for the Territory of 
New Mexico, 


The oM Ohio Psi men will be pained to hear of the death of Edward 
Moore, '66, Ohio, % which sad event occurred at his home in Circleville, Ohio, 
m May, after a short iUness. He had many acquaintances among the. Ohio 
Chi Phis. 

C. W. Gray, '8i Penn % formerly of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., is one of the 
proprietors of a flourishing hotel, the Virginia House, at Hendersonville, N. C. 

Ed. J. Robison, Chi '75, a successful druggist, of London, Ohio, is receiving 
his second congratulations. 

Walter S. Lefevre, Alpha '78. present Grand Zeta, has removed from Balti- 
more to St. Paul, Minn. His address is Hotel Ryan. 

Chas. F Camp, B, '76, is about to move to Williamsport, Pa., having been 
appointed U. S. Deputy Revenue Collector for that district. The apipointment 
was made by Brother C B. Staples, Q, who. is Revenue Commissioner for North- 
eastern Pennsylvania. 

Rev. J. W. Knapp, B« '79, has been compelled to resign his. charge at Liver- 
pool, N. Y., owing to ill health, and is now. at his home in Lancaster, N. Y« 

Dr. J. Montgomery Baldy, N, '83, has located at Scranton, Pa., for the 
practice of his profession. 

W. W. Longahough, B, *8o, was married about a year ago to Miss Anna M. 
Hiinrt, of Norristown, Pa., and is now seeking a business venture there. 

A. B. Hassler, B, '81, was admitted to the bar in June last, and is now 
practicing at Lancaster, Pa. 

Rev Milton J. Kramlich, Beta '69, was married June 18, 1885, to Miss 
Amanda C. Miller, of Fogelsville, Pa. 

Rev. Chas. S. Kohler, Beta '71, is now located at Catasauqua, Pa., as pastor 
of Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Dr. Frank C. Erdman, .Beta '73, of Centre Valley, Pa., died in the early part 
of September. 

J. H. Zweizig, Beta '82, is teaching in Pbughkeepsie, N. Y. 

C. U. Hoffer, Zeta '76, was married September 17th, to Miss Ella G. Ger- 
bering, of Bellefonte, Pa. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. L. Zweizig, 
Beta '77, in St. John's Reformed Church, Bellefonte, Pa. 

Chas. F. Camp, Beta '76, was recently appointed Deputy Revenue Collector 
for the counties of Lycoming, Potter, Montour, in Pennsylvania, and has removed 
to Williamsport. 


Fnnk R. Logan, Nu (WaxhingtoD and I^e), U u true a Chi Pbi ai crer. 
it a membei' of the 6Tm Lt^an & Co., ihe largest broom manu&ctnicn is* 
AlIuiU, Ga. 

Walter A. Taylor. Ga., Lambda '73, ii tlie manufacturer of the well-kntni 
"Tayloi'E Premiiun Cologne." He is located at Atlanta. 

Joiepb M. Brown, Ga., Lambda '73, is GeneiiJ Freight Agent of 
Western and Allantic Railroad. His oflice is in Atlanta. 

V/m. McDowell, Ga., Lambda '73. is a member of Ihe firm of McDowell & 
Son, one of Ihe largest gioceiy firms in Athens, Ga, 

Walker Dunson, H, '8a, is now in the employment of the Collector of 
Interna] Revenue, in Atlanta. 

Geo^ Brown, H, '84, is agent for the W. and A. R. R. His office b i> 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

Brother W. Leverett, of Beta Deuteron. remits from Belmont. Cal^ wheie he 
is principal of a floorishing school. 

Brother H. S. Cavanaugh, P, '79, of Easlon Pa., the orator alternate of the 
next Convention, has just returned from an extended trip abroad. He will be at 
Ibe Conventioii. 

Brothers Brooken T. Harding and William B. Puaey, both of Kcntuckr, 
will be the delegate and alternate for K in the Convention. 

Chi will be represented in the Convention by Brother Hairy S. Vul, «( 
Cleveland, O., and Iota by Brother Ed. E. Sparks, of Columbus, O. 


No. I. 


JANUAl^y, \ZZ6 


JANUARY, 1886. 


I. The College Fraternity, By Joseph W, Sutphen, 3 

II. The Quarterly During 1877-78, 

By Rev. J no. D. Hodges^ \ i 
III. The New York Convention : . . . 

The Gathering. 19 

The Visitors, 21 

The Amendments, 22 

The Dinner, 23 

Open Letter, ...... 26 

Editorials,: ...... 27 

Chi Phi Chaket, 28 

Exchange Department, .31 

Chapter Letters, ..... 36 

Miscellany. ...... 59 

Official Notices, ..... 62 

Recent Initiates, ..... 65 


One Dollar per Volume, jin^ j Numbers, Twenty-five Cents. 

The four numbers of Volume X. (1885), sent to any address, upon 
receipt of One Dollar. 


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CKi PKi Qua^rlerly. 


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JANUARY, 1886. 

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T|)« C|)i Pt)i Quavterly 

Vol. XI. JANUARY, 1886. No. 1. 

Bittvat^ ^tpaximtnt 


Its Mission and Missive. 

(Oration delivered before the Annual Convention, New York City, 
Nov. 19, 1885, by J. W. Sutphen, A '73, New York City.) 

In the midst of life's busy aftivities, a call from the Order 
to which we owe allegiance has reached us, clear and dis- 
tinft, above the tumult of our surroundings. It has found its 
way into the ear of the physician, whose labor of love it has 
interrupted for the moment, and led him to briefly pause in 
his ministrations of mercy, that he may renew for a little space 
the enjoyment of communion with old-time friends and com- 
panions ; it has reached the clergyman in his secluded study, 
and with the obedience of a loyal son, he has dropped pen 
and Concordance, to worship again at friendship's altar ; the 
lawyer has laid aside his brief at the sound of that well-known 
voice, and forgetting his dusty tomes of legal .lore, the court- 
room and the office, has hurried to a tribunal more congenial 
to his tastes, and to which he is ever glad to appeal. But not 
to the professional man alone has that call come. Its tone 
has been caught by the ear of trade, and from the mart and 
the counting-room has followed a cordial response. The stu- 
dent, whom imagination piftures as poring industriously 
over the pages of Aristophanes, or seeking the solution of 
knotty mathematical puzzles, by the flame of his midnight 
lamp, has heard the invitation, in the confines of academic 


walls, and been constrained to abandon, for the nonce, his Cal- 
culus and Crucible, for the sake of old acquaintance. Student 
and Alumnus, from the mart and from the profession, dusty 
by reason of recent confli6l in lifers battle, or in bright array, 
from college halls, like soldiers newly equipped, eager to test 
their burnished steel in the untried engagement, we are here. 
A common cause has brought us to a common centre, and 
filled with " good-will toward all,'' we are in perfedl unison 
and accord. 

And what is the occasion of our gathering? Although 
political candidates have been nominated and " the smoke has 
cleared away from the battle-field of ele6lion-day,*" we are here 
assembled in convention. It is true our delegates represent 
every shade of creed and sect— Republican, Democrat and Mug- 
wump — and in a political sense it might be said that here the 
lion and the lamb had lain down together, the lamb not being 
inside the lion, as has been profanely urged in the only likely 
explanation for the biblical assertion touching the coming 
millenium. But motives far different from state-craft have 
drawn us hither. The platform upon which we stand is not 
one of high-sounding and too often meaningless phrases; the 
objefts all have at heart are not personal advancement, party 
success, defeat to the enemy ; but the promotion of the happi- 
ness and general welfare of every member claiming fellowship 
with the order at large. 

Brushing aside all purely sentimental platitudes upon 
friendship and secrecy, concerning which we sometimes hear 
too many in conneftion with College Secret Societies, and 
viewing the cause we celebrate from a manly standpoint, it 
certainly is one of which we all have great reason to be justly 
proud. If there is, in life, anything which tends to make the 
world beautiful, to promote the joy and the gladness of those 
who dwell in it, to alleviate the misery of daily toil, to dissipate 
" carking care," and to infuse warmth and sunshine into the 
heart, it is the sympathy, the genial good nature, the generous 
appreciation, the helpful assurance, the inspiring example, the 
devotion, the constancy, the disinterestedness, and the un- 


swerving attachment of a warm, sincere and noble friendship. 
It matters little that he be a possessor of great wealth, that his 
broad acres expand almost beyond the limit of vision, that 
the mill and the mine contribute to increase his goods, that 
he be accredited a millionaire, and that vulgarity stand agape, 
in round-eyed wonder, at his possessions ; if coupled with this 
be the condition that there is not in the whole Universe of God 
one soul to which he can go for sympathy, for help, for inspira- 
tion, for fellowship, that man is, and by the very conditions of 
his case, must be wretched. Can friendship be bought ? Is it 
a commodity of barter and sale ? Are those finer feelings 
which flow from all that is noblest and best in our natures, to 
be had for a mercenary consideration, or because they have 
rather been called out and taken captive by a soul to which we 
gladly yield homage, and render due fealty ? 

It has been said that man is a gregarious animal, and the 
statement is borne out by the faft. It is natural for him to love 
society ; it is unnatural for him to live without its pale. The 
existence of cities, great centres of aftive, throbbing life, where 
thoughts and industries are equally interchanged, is proof of 
the assertion. Standing where we are at this moment assembled, 
in t^e very heart of New York — which may be said to be the 
centre of the civilization of the Western Continent, in its high- 
est form of development — we vividly realize the truth of this 
faft. When man deliberately withdraws himself from the 
natural intercourse with his fellow-man, and retires to com- 
mune only with his own thoughts and feelings, hiding in rocks 
or caves, he is untrue to himself, and unworthy of his better 
nature. Mistaken views of life, and misanthropic tendencies 
alone can explain the strange anomaly. 

The highest law has declared that '* it is not good for man 
to be alone." Every impulse in his nature urges him to seek 
companionship. The mind revolts at the thought of eternal 
self-communion ; the power of speech has been lost, the mental 
Acuities often impaired, and reason itself sometimes dethroned 
by long imposed exclusion from fellowship with his kind. 

It is no unworthy objeft, therefore, which has brought us 


here. As an instrument assisting in the accomplishment of 
noble ends the College Secret Society has a part to play. 
When the principles for which it stands have been vindicated, 
and it fulfils its true destiny, the importance of its mission is 
manifest. Attempting to deal with one of the social problems 
in the formative period of charafter — the fostering of genuine 
friendships — it may lawfully claim our consideration and respeft. 
The rapid strides taken by these college organizations in 
America, during the past fifty years, have been of such a char- 
after as to arrest the attention of the college world. A differ- 
ence of opinion has at times prevailed concerning their use- 
fulness, President and faculty, in some instances, arraying 
themselves against them in open and declared warfare. Yet» 
even in those institutions where they are under the ban, they 
manage to maintain, in the face of discouraging conditions, 
their existence unimpaired ; and that they should at all meet 
with opposition demonstrates the fa6l that they have assumed 
an importance sufficient to justify theaftiveand powerful inter- 
ference of college governments. Just why such hostility should 
ever have been provoked, and why any attempt at suppression 
should ever have been made, are questions which each organi- 
zation must answer for itself. It is certain that so long as col- 
lege societies are true to themselves and fulfil the end for 
which they were designed, they must meet with the encourage- 
ment, and not the frown, of those experienced in college life. 
It is undoubtedly true that unfriendliness toward them, when 
it exists, has been prompted by a forgetfulness on their part, 
of those conditions which propriety has the absolute right to 
exafl, and, with your permission, in this connexion, the 
speaker would briefly present a few remarks on 


We are all in the habit of looking back to the four years 
spent within the walls of dear old Alma Mater, with the kind- 
liest feelings. That was the period of romance and air-castles. 
The imagination spread upon the canvas a pifture of life in 
warm and glowing coloring, unreal in faft, but yet to the 


inexperienced eye a truthful representation of future history 
Fancy with unruffled wing, soared into the realm of the ideal 
little thinking that its strong pinion would ever be clipped by 
prosaic trials and commonplace experiences. The mirage has 
disappeared, the vision has been dispelled, yet, like the abiding 
fragrance of the flower, in the poet's strain, 

" You may break, you may ruin the vase, if you will. 
But the scent of the roses will hang round it still." 

The memories of '' ye olderi time'' are fresh and sweet. And 
although much was false, much more was emphatically real- 
Shall we ever again meet with the open-hearted and generous 
friendships of college days ; shall we ever 'experience so cor- 
dial a grasp as that of a fellow-student ; shall we ever enjoy 
such genial good-nature as a college chum's ; or shall we ever 
be rewarded with such frank and honest congratulation or 
sympathy as a college classmate's! The retrospeft is cer- 
tainly pleasant, crowded with delightful reminiscences and 
overflowing with happy recolleftions. 

Not least among the faftors contributing to the charm of 
college life is the college fraternity. It is as much a part of 
academic existence as the class-room or the campus. Take it 
away and you are virtually lopping off" one of the principal 
branches from the college tree ; you are marring and disfigur- 
ing what was before symmetrical and beautiful. Were it pos- 
sible for us to retrace our steps and to again repeat the years 
of student life, we should feel that if the society were elimi- 
nated from that experience, a very large part of the pleasure 
of the course would have been taken away. Those days of 
merry unconcern would scarcely be recognized. It would be 
much like meeting an old friend who used to wear a smiling 
face, but the fashion of whose countenance had changed into 
austere expression. 

It is a homely adage, but a very true one, that " all work 
and no play makes Jack a dull boy," and he accomplishes 
most, and succeeds best who mingles with his work a proper 
amount of healthful recreation. The mind, stretched contin- 
ually to its utmost tension^ wearies and flags unless succor 


comes to its relief in the shape of pleasant diversion. This is 
as true in the college world as in after-life, and the secret 
society offers many opportunities for legitimate relaxation. 
That it is sometimes abused is no answer to the general pro- 
position that it affords a proper asylum to the student from 
the lassitude of work. It is his prerogative to laugh, when so 
inclined, and where shall he find occasion more meet than in 
the jovial company of those toward whom he has been natur- 
ally drawn ? If he desire inspiration or sympathy in his task, 
can he find it elsewhere so well, as in the society of some 
member, who, from similarity of taste and aim, has uncon- 
sciously developed, for him an attachment, frequently to ripen 
into lifelong friendship. Should he care to indulge in physi- 
cal sports he will not lack for a genial companion to join him 
at the bat or at the oar, and be his mood sad 6x gay, his incli- 
nation for field or book, the Order to which he belongs will 
enable him to gratify, in a larger measure than would other- 
wise be possible, his special wish. 

The bond which links member to member is stronger in 
the society than between fellow-students or fellow-classmates. 
A common interest brings them into closer union, and the rela- 
tion bears striking resemblance to home aflSliations. When the 
organization is kept worthily up to the standard conceived in 
the spirit which prompted it, it largely fills wants created by 
separation from hearth and friends. 

After the days at school and academy have been com- 
pleted, a point is reached when the necessity becomes impera- 
tive for breaking away from domestic influences, and launch- 
ing upon other aftivities. The boy has matured into the 
youth, and he exchanges the exafting rules of home-life and 
school discipline for the freer and more flexible government of 
college existence. Avenues previously closed now open be- 
fore him. The feeling of restraint experienced up to this time, 
gives way to one of license. He begins to know what it is to 
be a man, to enjoy exercising his individual will and judgment. 
Many adlions, which heretofore he has performed only in a 
perfun6lory way, he now does upon his own responsibility and 


discretion. A sense of liberty inters his being, and he is 
pleased with the exhilarating effe6ls liberty always engenders. 
But the strength of the arm is not developed in a day, or a 
month, and never suddenly acquired, nor is charafter formed 
by any process of speedy evolution. Although free, he yet is 
bound, for he discovers the lack in himself of many qualities 
essential to the right enjoyment of liberty, but which can only 
result from a broader experience than he possesses. Perhaps 
his realization of these defefts may be imperfeft, and doubtless 
it is, but so much the more need for a compass to steer him 
aright; for influences which shall develop all that is best within 
him ; for companions whose example shall afford him no cause 
for regret when he subsequently reviews this period of his life. 
It would be absurd to assume that a college society could 
possibly render him all the aid he needs, but it can do much. 
If its members are sincerely inspired with that friendship they 
profess, their fellowship will be to him an inestimable boon. 
If he has left brothers behind, he will find in their fraternal 
regard something to fill the void. The lodge-room will be 
attraftive, because there he meets those in whom he is inter- 
ested and who are interested in him. He will draw from social 
intercourse inspiration for work and inspiration for success. 
His ambition will be kindled or increased in proportion to the 
zeal he there witnesses. He will, to. a large extent, be moulded 
by the chara6ler of his surroundings, and appropriate to him- 
self, in habit and in thought, the complexion of his associa- 

It, therefore, becomes apparent that college fraternities 
exert influences which frequently extend to an entire life. 
Responsibilities devolve upon them which they cannot escape. 
They have an account to give for the manner in which their 
stewardship is discharged. Is it not, then, important that these 
influences should be beneficially exerted ? . That the mission 
they have to perform should be of a high and inspiring char- 
afler ? That, as they grow, year by year, into larger propor- 
tions, their importance as a means for the extension of social, 
intelledlual and moral good should keep pace with their 


development, and that, by their example and purpose, they 
should gain and retain the respeft of the college world. Or- 
ganized primarily for the promotion of good feeling among 
students, it certainly seems that its opportunities for useful- 
ness are still worthier, and, were it necessary to formulate the 
true mission of a college secret society, it might well be said 
that it is to brighten and vivify academic existence ; to make 
college days radiant with royal cheer ; to foster friendships 
which shall last for life ; to promote the happiness and the 
good of every member, and to so aft as to win for itself uni- 
versal esteem. 

To those to whom the college bell has rung for the last 
time ; to whom the campus and the elm are no longer realities 
except as they form green spots in memory ; to those who 
have exchanged the cap and gown of student days for the uni- 
form of the soldier in life's aftual battle, — the duties of the 
class-room for the curriculum of the pulpit, the bed-side, the 
bar, or the stock-board ; to the graduate members who have 
flown out of the nest and are bent upon a long flight, but 
which will likely prove a weary one before accomplished, our 
Society sends a missive : — 

She bids you God-speed in your duties and your soaring, 
but she would remind you that neither fame nor gold can take 
the place of genial fellowship, or preserve the heart fresh and 
green. She ventures to suggest that, as life at best is short 
and fleeting, you pause at times to review the lessons she 
taught you before spreading the wing, and keep alive that 
heavenly spark, the soul, by the cultivation of your friendships. 
She hopes that, although you may have somewhat outgrown 
your fondness for her as displayed in your college, days, you 
still entertain for her some of the attachment you then pro- 
fessed; and she wishes for you, one and all, lives of usefulness, 
with prosperity, and a future which shall prove as pleasant as 
the days of " Auld lang syne ! " 



At the earnest and repeated solicitations of the present 
Editor of the Chi Phi Quarterly, we submit the following 
pages, embodying the chief points in the history of this pub- 
lication during our incumbency. A brief statement respeft- 
ing Chi Phi publications which preceded the Quarterly of 
*77 and '78 may not be inappropriate. Previous to the sitting 
of the Annual Convention, at Carlisle, Pa., in 1873, a few num- 
bers of what was known as the Chi Phi Chakett had been 
issued under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Chapters. This 
publication was State and not National in charafter. The 
Convention of 1873, desiring to enlarge the scope and influ- 
ence of the Chi Phi organ, determined to make it National in 
form and in fa6l. To this end, and under a plan submitted by 
Brother M. F. Thompson, of Carlisle, Pa., the Chi Phi Quar- 
terly was established, and was the outgrowth of the Chakett, 
restrifted, as before intimated, to the Pennsylvania Chapters. 
Brother Thompson was made the editor, and did his work ably 
and well for two successive years ('73 and '74). He was suc- 
ceeded by Brother Fred. E. Keim, of Easton, Pa., who issued 
only the January and April (1875) numbers. What promised 
to be a brilliant career came to a sudden end — no less sad than 
sudden — by the untimely death of the gifted editor, which 
occuired on Tuesday, May 4th, 1875. The July and 
October numbers were not issued. Nor was there any issues 
in the year 1876. However, in this, the Centennial year, the 
Nation gathered together, from all seftions and quarters, into 
the historic city of Philadelphia, to celebrate the hundreth an- 
niversary of the Republic. The general interest incident to 
the occasion, and the low rates of travel, conduced to make the 
Exposition the time and place for the gathering in counsel of 
representative men of the various sefls and societies through- 
out the Union. The Chi Phi Fraternity formed no exception. 
On the 5th of July, the Annual Convention, in pursuance to 
appointment, assembled in Hancock Hall, corner of Ninth 
street and Girard avenue. The Grand Lodge and all the 
Chapters were well represented. Not less than 150 Chi Phis 


were in attendance, among whom were many of the best and 
ablest of Fraternity men. It would be no disparagement of 
earlier Conventions to say that this Centennial Convention was 
the largest of all that had preceded it. 

" Perhaps one of the most important doings of the Con- 
vention was the eleftion of a successor to the lamented editor 
of the Chi Phi Quarterly, Brother Fred. E. Keim, in 
Brother John D. Hodges, of Monroe, N. C, as Editor-in- 
Chief, together with Brother N. M. Yurmy, of Loisnot, N. C. 
as Associate Editor, for the year '76-'77." (We quote from 
the report of the Convention, prepared by Brother Oscar 

We were duly informed, under seal of the Grand Gamma, 
of our eleftion. The Convention had omitted to provide the 
funds, or the means of procuring them, with which to defray 
the expenses of publication. Not a cent, prospeftive or other- 
wise, was available. The embarrassment arising from the 
financial status of the enterprise dismayed us not less than the 
responsibility which would attach in attempting to condu6l it. 
The Convention intended us to realize from subscription fees 
a sufficiency to cover expenses of publication. Hence, we 
issued, on the ist of September, a circular letter to the Fra- 
ternity. We had no catalogue, as now, which would serve 
as a guide to the address of graduate members of the Fra- 
ternity. We were obliged to rely upon the various chapters 
to distribute our circular. 

This paper was prepared with some care, and at con- 
siderable length. Among other things, we argued: "That 
the growth of the Fraternity — the prominent position it occu- 
pies before the country — was such as to render the publication 
of the Quarterly an absolute and indispensable necessity; that 
no organization, claiming the rank in letters and science which 
we claim, could or would do itself justice without establishing 
a fixed and permanent literature, * * * 

The Quarterly will contain from sixty to one hundred 
pages, according to circumstances ; will be devoted some- 
whatly to literature, but mostly to the doings and sayings of 


Chi PkHs. Subscriptions will be ^1.50, payable on the recep- 
tion of first number. If the first number is published all 
FOUR WILL BE, etc, etc." Two thousand copies of this circu- 
lar were published and mailed to the various Chapters for dis- 
tribution among their respeflive inaftive members. Gratify- 
ing responses came from many of the Chapters, promptly ; but 
on the 15th of Oflober, less than two hundred names were 
received. After conferring with numerous publishers, it was 
found that The Quarterly could not be issued without finan- 
cial loss to the editor. As a result of renewed efforts, scatter- 
ing names kept coming in, until the middle of December, when 
the aggregate was slightly in excess of two hundred. 

Appreciating the value and importance of a Fraternity 
organ, as well as the delicate responsibility placed upon us by 
the Convention, we determined to issue the Quarterly for 
one year, commencing with January 'jy, at all hazards. We 
had previously importuned the various Chapters to send in 
full lists of " Personals," " Items," '* Communications," etc., 
upon the presumption that we could put the first number to 
press by the middle of Oflober. 

The account of the proceedings and banquet of the Cen- 
tennial Convention, prepared by " our stenographer," the 
genial and clever Oscar Meyer, contained matter for thirty- 
three pages. Beyond this there was scarcely contributed 
matter for twenty additional pages. What was to be 
done? Our circular had pledged us for '* from sixty to one 
hundred pages." Despite our earnest, and, in some cases, 
repeated Solicitations far and wide, Chi Phi items were meagre. 
It was obvious that this meagreness was likely to be a serious 
trouble, which must be speedily and effe6lively remedied. 
But how ? To leave twenty pages blank seemed to offer one 
expedient by which the case might be met, showing thereby 
to Chi Phi contributors that space was not wanting. It finally 
occurred to us that we might reach the end desired by print- 
ing on these pages a long, dry article on some abstrusely 
abstract subje6l in science, copied from some of the English 
Reviews. This we did, and covered twenty-one solid pages 
with a seleflion on " The Unseen Universe." 


In the prospeftus, on the fourth page of cover, was the 
announcement that, " Each number will contain a selection 
from some one of the English Reviews, on the latest topics 
of scientific research," etc. The anticipated effeft was hand- 
somely realized. On issuing the first number numerous let- 
ters came in, complimentary, in general terms, but inquiring 
if there were not Chi Phi talent sufficient to occupy the space 
yielded to metaphysical seleftions ? " It would seem not," 
was our reply. " We have taxed our ingenuity to the utmost 
in soliciting and re-soliciting contributions from prominent 
Chi Phis, and this first number was the result of our earnest 
endeavors. Now, brother, if you can and will occupy this 
space, do so, and the editor will certainly be very much grati- 
fied, and, possibly, Chi Phi readers not a little edified ; but if 
you can not, or will not, please reserve all criticism or sug- 
gestions." The ruse succeeded, and if we may except occasional 
negligence of Chapter editors in forwarding ** items,*' " per- 
sonals," etc., we had little trouble. 

This first number, containing eighty pages, was issued 
from the Enquirer Publishing House, Monroe, N. C, on the 
1st of January, 1877. The table of contents was: "The Un- 
seen Universe," "The Fifty-second Annual Convention and 
Banquet," "Personals," "Chapter Items," "Chapter Ban- 
quets," "Poetry," "Shall the Fraternity be Enlarged?" 
" Hints to Correspondents," " Editor's Department," " In 
Memoriams," "Obituaries." The covers were yellow, not 
designedly so, it being simply the material the publisher hap- 
pened to have on hand. The title-page has been reduced and 
eleftrotyped by the present editor for our use, and appears on 
the following page. 

The number was well received, if kind words from lead- 
ing Chi Phi's, in all seftions of the Union may be relied upon 
as an index. Flattering as were these commendations, the 
more substantial recognition — subscription fees — came in 
slowly. Having collefled original matter for eighty pages, 
we determined to get out an edition of a thousand copies of 
this second number, for gratuitous distribution among non- 



subscribing Chi Phi's, hoping to enlist increased interest and 
support. Neither pains nor expense were spared to make this 
a popular number. We had an elegant title-page litho- 


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graphed. The central part of this plate is now used in the 
body of the Quarterly, (see cut containing Chi Phi symbols 
— ^angels bearing up the badge, &c.) We procured blue covers 


for this edition, and scarlet ink with which to print them, 
hoping to send out the number gleaming in the colors of the 
fraternity. In this we were disappointed. The publisher 
could not print the blue covers with the scarlet ink. However, 
the edition was issued on the ist of April, and with it was 
mailed a strong circular. 

The extra copies, with circular, brought few new sub- 
scribers. At the Convention, for this year, 1877, which con- 
vened at Greenbrier, Va., we were obliged to report many 
delinquents on our subscription list By the kindness of the 
Convention, we were continued as Editor of the Quarterly, 
but we had no subscription list for the second year. Enthu- 
siastic as we were and have ever been in matters pertaining to 
Chi Phi, we were only too ready to presume that the sub- 
scribers of '11 would continue for '78. Afling upon this pre- 
sumption, we sent the January number of 'j^ to the subscrib- 
ers of 'n, with the following editorial paragraph, set out to 
itself, so as to challenge attention : " We send this number to 
all our subscribers of the past year, presuming that they desire 
the Quarterly continued. Should any desire it discontinued, 
they will please inform us." Only one subscriber, and he a 
North Carolinian, requested his Quarterly " stopped." Dur- 
ing our absence in Europe, our publisher, who was also an 
editor, and had stipulated to do the editorial work of the 
Quarterly, failed to be» prompt in getting ont one or two 
issues. The Convention, having assembled during our absence, 
had no data to act upon, adjourned without having made any 
provision for the Quarterly. On our return, in the fall, we 
found that none of the delinquents of 'n had responded, that 
few of the subscribers of '78 had paid, and that only thirty (30) 
dollars of the special tax levied by the Convention one year 
before had been collefted. We issued with the last number 
a circular letter, in which we stated in substance that the 
Quarterly was about to suspend for the want of a proper sup- 
port. That if the Brothers desired it continued they must, at 
once, send in their names. Less than fifty renewals were made, 
and hence the volume of '79 »^« ^^^^ The Convention of '79 


convened in the City of Cincinnati, July 2. Business engage- 
ments precluded the possibility of our attending. We, how- 
ever, wrote to the Grand Gamma, Brother Oscar Meyer, giv- 
ing a detailed statement of the causes leading to the suspen- 
sion of the Quarterly, with some suggestions for its resusi- 
tation. We quote from the proceedings of the Cincinnati 
Convention, page 9, as follows : 

Brother Meyer read a communication from Brother John 
D. Hodges, editor of the Quarterly, setting forth the present 
condition of the Quarterly. Among other things he stated 
that he was compelled to suspend the publication of the Quar- 
terly for want of support, and that in answer to his last cir- 
cular sent out with the Oftober number of 1878, two chapters 
only and a few individual members responded, making an 
aggregate subscription list for the 1879 volume of 35; that 
the expenses for the year 1877 were greater than those of 
1878, owing to the purchase of a lithograph, as well as a want 
of experience ; that if all the subscriptions had been paid there 
would have been wanting to meet the expense of publication a 
little less than $100; that no charges were made for his servi- 
ces ; that only $30 of the tax of $5 levied on each chapter at 
the Convention of 1877 was paid, and that about one-third of 
the subscriptions for 1878 remain unpaid; that the Quar- 
terly for 1878 was sent to all the subscribers for 1877, under 
the presumption (a notice to that effeft was given in the 
Quarterly,) that they wanted their subscription continued 
unless notified by them to the contrary ; and that less than 
half of the subscribers for 1878 have paid; that if all the sub- 
scriptions for 1 877 and 1 878, and the tax levied by the Con- 
vention of 1877 were paid, he would just about be reimbursed 
for the money aftually paid out during the years 1877 ^^^ 
1878 for the publication of the Quarterly. 

He further stated that if the Convention would secure 
200 cash subscriptions he would issue another volume simi- 
lar to that of 1878, and that if it could be made a law that 
every aftive member of the fraternity subscribe annually for 
the Quarterly, he would be willing to assume the editor's 
chair for an indefinite period.'* 


Immediately following, amendments were adopted pro- 
viding for the present subscriptions of aftive members. 

I quote from the minutes : 

" Bro. Carter : * I offer the following resolution, and ask 
that it be passed : 

Resolved, That this convention recognizes the devotion and energy 
of Bro. John D. Hodges, Mu Chapter, and thanks him for all his zeal 
in that and other matters, and believes that it is conducive to the best 
interests of the fraternity to publish the Quarterly in a large city, and 
at some point central to all the chapters. 

According to a subsequent part of the resolution. Brother 
Oscar Meyer was made editor, and we were associated with 

From this period the Quarterly has never failed to put 
in a pleasant appearance at each and every quarter. It has 
become an honor to the fraternity at large, and has grown into 
a vade mecum of every enthusiastic Chi Phi. 

Many were the vexation? to which we were submitted — 
vexations common to editors, who take subscriptions on credit. 
Those, however, who make a livelihood from their publications 
can endure the trials incident to the journalistic profession; 
but he who does his work gratuitously and, moreover, paying 
a considerable royalty for the privilege of doing it, will often 
find his patience worn so far as to render him not thoroughly 
courteous, at all times. This was our experience, and if any 
brother cherishes aught against us for shortcomings during 
our encumbency, we sincerely hope that a perusal of the fore- 
going pages may suggest extenuating circumstances, and 
that when we meet, as it is hoped we may, it will be in the true 

Chi Phi spirit. 

J. D. Hodges, 

Raleigh, N. C. 



The Convention Proper. 

Wednesday morning, November i6th, the loungers about 
the corridors of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City, gradu- 
ally became aware of a constantly increasing gathering of men 
in their midst. There were young men and old men, and tall 
men and short men, but they all had one thing in common " a 
double shuffle handshake," as one of these bystanders put it. 
Greetings and introduftions abounded on all sides. The large 
attendance certainly proved the wisdom of holding the sessions 
in the geographical center of the fraternity seftion. 

The Committee on Credentials, headed by Brother 
"Sixer" Cremer, who has held that position at every Con- 
vention for a decade of years, reported thirty-one delegates in 
attendance, representing fifteen aflive and three alumni chap- 
ters ; Chi's delegate appearing later, left but four chapters un- 
represented. These were situated at so great a distance that 
it was found impossible to send men. 

The first day's session was mainly devoted to the amended 
Constitution, a summary of which appears elsewhere. The 
Grand Alpha's address showed an exceedingly prosperous 
condition of affairs, there being complete harmony in all the 
workings of the organization. The choice of Grand Officers 
resulted in the re-ele6lion of the present incumbents and the 
especially happy selection of Rev. Arthur E. Powell, York, 
Penna., as Grand Alpha until April ist, when Brother Stock- 
bridge resumes under the new arrangement. The newly 
created office of Chancellor was filled by Brother Lewis Stock- 
ton (Psi *8i), formerly of Phoenixville, Penna., but now of Buf- 
falo, N. Y. 

Each of the various committees holding over from last 
Convention presented a full report. Led by the popular feel- 
ing that the next gathering should give the West and South a 
better opportunity to participate, Louisville, Ky., was chosen as 
the place, and the third Wednesday in November again selefted 
as the time. 


This grand lefture was given during the second evening, 
and the brothers carefully instrufted in all its workings. Grand 
Alpha Powell then declared the Convention adjourned. Fol- 
lowing came the oration of Brother Sutphen which appears in 
prior pages. 

It was heard with that deep respeft which its nature 
called for, and its happy turns and stirring utterances applauded 
to the echo. After this exercise the ranks were formed in the 
corridor below, and the march begun to the Windsor banquet 

One of the most unsatisfaftory reports of the Convention 
was that of the Grand Zeta, showing that all save four of the 
chapters had deliberately disregarded the command of the 
former Convention concerning his work. Appeals have been 
made from time to time in the Quarterly, but thus far all effort 
seems to be without avail. It is to be hoped that the stirring 
appeal of the Grand Zeta to the delegates, will bear speedy fruit 
in the proper aid he desires. Be sure that your chapter officers 
read his motion near the close of the proceedings. 

On the other hand, the financial reports were the best that 
have been made to a Convention for years. All the chapters 
had discharged their obligations to the Grand Delta and Edi- 
tor of the Quarterly, even up to the date of Convention. 
This is extremely gratifying, as making an exhibit of the faith- 
fulness of chapter officers in discharging their alloted duties. 
Let the next showing be as commendable. 

As a whole, the assembly was more marked by a quiet, earn- 
est effort to carefully dispose of the necessary business, rather 
than the introduction of any innovations or sensational pro- 
ceedings. The vote of nearly all the delegates is recorded on 
every roll-call, showing an excellent attendance of the men. 
The routine work of the second day was as faithfully per- 
formed as the heavier considerations of the first day. There 
was a total absence of that restless or antagonistic wave, which 
nearly wrecks some of the larger and more pretentious con- 
ventions, and leaves its foam for months behind in the *' East 
seftion versus West seftion " and " Chapter killers " and " Sec- 


tional lines " of the magazines. It was a deliberate examina- 
tion of the body politic in all its funftions, a provision for the 
better fulfillment of certain of these, a commendation of that 
which was worthy, and an increased desire to render it stronger 
and healthier than ever during the ensuing year. 


Following is a partial list of the visitors in attendance : — 

J. H. Cromwell, Theta, Cranford, N. J. 

J. B. Appel, Zeta, Peekskill, N. Y. 

W. W. Longabough, Beta, Norristown. Penna. 

M. L. Zweizig, Beta, Scranton, Penna. 

John B. Zimmerle, Psi, Bethlehem, Penna. 

George G. Hood, Psi, Philadelphia 

J. A. Vander Poel, Delta, New York City. 

U. G. Barnitz, Omega, Carlisle, Penna. 

Chas. P. Darrance, Delta, 145 Broadway, New York City. % 

M. C. Beard, Mu, Hoboken, N. J. 

Geo. W. Hart, Jr., Delta, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Horatio W. P. Hodson, Upsilon, New York City. 

C. M. J. Lewes, Jr., Theta, Pittsburgh, Penna. 
J. Onslow Stearns, Theta, Corning, N. Y. 

F. L. Norton, Phi, Westfield, Mass. 
Robert Mayet, Theta, New York City. 
W. R. Stanbery, Delta, Fan wood, N. J. 
B. J. Ramoge, Aleph, New York City. 

E. B. Wilson, Omicron, Sterlington, N. J. 
W. Fred Williams, Kappa, Bristol, R. I. 
H. W. Vander Poel, Delta, New York City. 

D. D. Sutphen, Delta, New York City, 

F. G. Hull, Upsilon, Binghamton, N. Y. 
A. D. Leete, Kappa, Providence, R. I. 

E. T. Thompson, Kappa, Fall River, Mass. 
M. W. Lane, Delta, Neshanie, N. J. 
Arthur Thompson, Omicron, New York City. 
John Lefferte, Delta, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Robert Lefferte, Delta, Flatsbush, L. L 

W. H. Hassinger, Theta, Pittsburgh, Penna. 
E. R. Zahm, Zeta, Lancaster, Penna. 
Grant Barnitz, Omega, Carlisle, Penna. 
Frank B. Wilson, Upsilon, New York City. 
W. H. Shepherd, Upsilon. New York City. 
James Cavanaugh, Rho, Easton, Penna. 


William H. Fox, Omicron, New York City. 

C. S. Black, Delta, Jersey City. 

Dr. J. B. Heller, Rho, Easton, Penna. 

Walter Kipp, Delta, Jersey City. 

John Aycrigg, Delta, Passaic, N. J. 

L. M. Fine, Rho, Easton, Penna. 

E. R. Leavitt, Psi, New York City. 

H. C. Stryker, Delta, Minneapolis, Minn. 
H. S. Cavanaugh, Rho, Easton, Penna. 
H. M. Pcten, Delta, Newark, N J. 
A. E. Rutherford, Delta, New York City. 
T. A. Mandeville, Delta, Newark, N. J. 
G. G. Hood, Psi, Philadelphia. 

F. J. Stevens, Upsilon, New York City. 
Irving Burdick, Delta, Brooklyn. 

J. H. Ballantine, Mu, Newark, N. J. 

Wm. Aumack, Delta, Toms River, N. J. 

Dr. Sam Long. Omega, New Brunswick, N. J. 

James A. TurnbuU, Mu, Newark, N. J. 

James Bishop, Delta, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Carl A. Raht, Xi, New York City. 

S. C. Smith, Rho, Phillipsburg, Penna. 

C. H. Semple, Rho, Easton, Penna. 

A. R. Fernday, Rho, Easton, Penna. 

J. P. Wall, New York City. 

R. A. Larned, Delta, Newton, N. J. 

W. O. Wilkes, Pi, Nashville, Tenn. 

J. M. Magher, Omicron, Brick Church, N. J. 

F. A. Jones, Omicron, Newark, N. J. 

The Amendments. 

In conformity with the unanimous report of the com- 
mittee appointed at the Albany Convention for the purpose of 
thoroughly revising the written law, some important amend- 
ments were agreed upon, the value of which cannot fail to be 
felt in the future. 

The report of the committee embodied the various changes 
which had been made during the course of many years, ren- 
dering the whole law more consistent with such changes, and 
more harmonious as a whole. 

It was also the object of the committee to separate more 
completely the various divisions of the fraternity government, 
so as to render any confusion impossible. 


This thorough digesting and systematizing of our laws 
will be of great value to chapter officers in particular, as it 
will be much easier in the future to ascertain just what is re- 
quired than formerly, when it was never quite certain whose 
particular duty it was to perform a certain a£l, or if a particular 
provision contained all the law on that subject. For example, 
Art. VII., Section 16, made it the duty of the chapters to do 
a certain thing; under the new order, this is made the duty of 
the Zetas, and everybody else goes quietly about his business 
as if nothing had happened, and there is no hard feeling about 
the matter. 

The fraternity has much cause for self- congratulation 
that when the revision goes into full effect, the execution of 
the law will be entrusted to an officer fitted by training and 
experience to answer the many new questions which will 
doubtless present themselves. 

The Dinner. 

What shall one say on this subject ? What can be said 
that has not been said countless times heretofore ? This last 
Convention feast at the Windsor partook of all those charac- 
teristics which have made a hearty success of former gastro- 
nomic ventures. The fellowship, the songs, the stories, the 
speeches, the old men, the young men, the scarlet and blue — 
all was the same old story. Yet it had its variations, and as 
the eighty-five men lingeringly passed out in the " wee sma' *' 
they felt that in some ways it had certainly surpassed all 
prior efforts. The dinner was of a charafter to suit the ele- 
gant place where it was given. The programmes were on blue 
board with blue fringe, the tablets being tied with scarlet rib- 
bon. A gold raised badge ornamented the cover. Inside 
was found a long menu, and the list of toasts with the songs 
to be sung, printed in full. 

The Grand Officers and " toast men " were seated across 
the head of the double tables, whilst the remainder gathered 
according to natural affinities down the long sides. " Doc " 
Heller, Coxe, Bishop, ** Sam " Long, Wilson and Sutphen 
formed centres of hilarious groups, while Fine beamed about 
serenely from several sides. 


When duty had been faithfully performed toward the 
" art cuisine," Brother Powell quelled the loud-resounding 
din by announcing the good old 

" Come, brothers all, and let us sing," 
and right heartily did they sing. The first toast, Chi Phi, 

" 'Tis a glorious bond of friendship, 
A love which cannot die,'* 

was to have been acknowledged by Dr. George H. Hopkins 
(Upsilon, '62), of Brooklyn, N. Y., but a lengthy telegram was 
received from him stating that professional business detained 
him, and wishing the accustomed good cheer of a Chi Phi 
dinner. The response was then made by Brother Powell in 
his usual spirited manner, although necessarily impromptu. 

After a new song, " Loudly, Proudly," Brother H. S. 
Cavanaugh (Pho '79), of Easton, Pa., responded to the toast, 
" The Scarlet and Blue," 

" And nothing on earth can e'er sever 
The sons of the Scariet and Blue." 

The natural wit and eloquence of Brother Cavanaugh were 
fully displayed, and his enthusiastic listeners threatened a 
total annihilation of the walls by their applause. His transi- 
tion from the national flag to the subjeft of his toast will long 
be remembered. Suffice it to say that he is the orator chosen 
for the next Convention. 

" Gather, Brothers of Chi Phi,'* rang out in a manner cal- 
culated to open the eyes of the listening waiters. Some ot 
the men present had learned it in places far remote, and some 
in years long gone by, yet its power was visible on all present, 
and fully reaffirmed its title of " the old stand-by." Prior to the 
last stanza the toast-master announced 


" Yes, we shall meet again, and sweet will be the meeting 

When brothers gone before extend a Chi Phi greeting.** 

The response being silence, all standing, the song was after- 
afterwards continued with the subdued feeling of reverence for 
the departed. 



" Yes, we love the bonds fraternal ; 
May they never die, 
While a brother lives to guard them 
And to love Chi Phi." 

Brother Samuel Long (Omega/71), a well-known physician 
of New Brunswick, N. J., had been chosen to respond, and he 
did it in a way which more bespoke the law than the medi- 
cine. Fourteen years had evidently done little to cool his 
ardor for the old days. Then came the song, " Come, 
Brothers, Gather Round this Board," followed by Brother 
Wm. F. D. Crane (Mu, ^^j) in response to 


" Our hopes we breathe in common. 
Our prayers as one ascend ; 
Our wishes are in union, 

Our fates together blend.*' 

The speaker ably represented the aftive members. Then, 
after the " Vive TAmour," came 


" Ours be it to rear a fabric 
Far beyond the sky." 

In the absence of Rev. Asher Anderson, the choice for 
speaker fell upon Walter S. Lefevre (Alpha) of Minneapolis, 
Minn. His happy manner and earnestness gave him an atten- 
tive and certainly enthusiastic audience. 

The last regular toast was 

" For us no little part 
Plays the bright sparkle in heh eye 
Of whom we now are thinking.*' 

Responded to by Ed. S. Sparks (Iota), of Columbus, 


Following the regular programme, there came a demand 

for " Fine! Fine !" and Luther M. (Rho, '76), of Easton, Pa., 
aroused the boys in his usual way. Dr. J. B. Heller (Rho, 
'74.) also of Easton, was brought out from his self-retirement 
and compelled to make a speech, and then B. Keith (Psi, '80), 
of New York City, had to make his bow. He was followed 


by A. Chester Moss (Ohio Psi, '65), of Sandusky, Ohio, who 
told, in a very interesting manner, how it was "just twenty 
years ago." He was supposed to be the patriarch of the com- 
pany, until Frank B. Wilson (Upsilon, '64), of New York City, 
showed that he had preceded Brother Moss by one year. 
Brother Wilson, being "just of age," made his maiden speech 
in good style. Of course, James Bishop (Delta, '70), of the 
United States Navy, was brought out by the boys- and com- 
pelled, perforce, to address them. He did it in his peculiar 
manner, ard his saying will long be rehearsed around the 
lodge-room fire as one of the standard jokes. 

As the assembly lingeringly passed out the doors and gave 
the hand-clasp in good-by, for years, perhaps forever, it was with 
a feeling of joy that the reunion had been so pleasant, and sad- 
ness that it was over so soon. There were many " give-my-love- 
to*s,'* and " Tll-see-you-agains," as they separated — some to be 
fulfilled, many not. Yet, whether or not those men are ever 
permitted to sit at another fraternity board, the present one will 
contribute no small fraftion toward building up that separate 
part of one's existence so well known as "the secret life." 

Dear Brother: 

Your favor of the 2d inst. is at hand. I shall be very 
glad to see a copy of the Quarterly as you propose, and think 
that I will then have you add my name to your subscription 
list. Among the Chi Phis in Chicago are H. H. Buckley (Xi), 
President Pullman Shirt Company. 87 Market street; J. H. Hol- 
bert (Psi), of Barrett & Holbert, 188 South Water street; George 
E. Smith (Kappa), College of Physicians and Surgeons ; Daniel 
Martin (Phi), Superintendent of Schools, Pullman, 111. ; Irvin 
Miller (Xi), Ashland Block, Chicago. There is a young lawyer, 
named H. E. Bartholemew (Zeta), at i28^Clark street, Chicago ; 
Sage W. Schuyler (Xi), 135 Randolph street, Chicago. 

I think there are two or three others whose names I can- 
not now recall. Yours fraternally, 

E. L. THURSTON (Kappa), 
Chicago, 111., December 4, 1885. 53 Dearborn Street 

Again is the Quarterly entrusted to the soil of a region 
foreign to the scene of her early growth ; whether wisely or 
not, the progress of the year alone can tell. In assuming con- 
trol for Volume XI., the writer feels a determination to improve 
the publication, both by additional effort and by bringing to 
his aid the experience of the past year. To these he would 
earnestly solicit the addition of continued efforts upon the part 
of all the readers. A plain open faft confronts all of us at the 
outset. In order to have a magazine which shall be a credit to 
the fraternity, in order to keep pace with rival efforts, in order 
to make the publication what your pride wishes it to be, it 
must have support. You shall have one-half of all the actual 
working time of the editor, your shall have his accounts to 
examine at the end of the year, you shall have all that hard 
work can accomplish. Now, what will j^ou do ? 

" Why Louisville ?" may be the question asked by many 
upon reading the place sele6led for next Convention. The last 
Convention held in the West was at Cincinnati, in 1879; ^^ 
the South, Atlanta, 1882. It was felt that the large number 
of Alumni in these seftions should be given another oppor- 
tunity of attending, hence the seleftion of a city which is 
located centrally to both. Ohio has fully 275 Chi Phis ; 
Indiana, 50 and Kentucky 150. The Chi, Iota, Pi and Eta 
Chapters are within a few hours* ride of Louisville. The city 
contains a number of enthusiastic men, many of them from 
Theta, in whose hands the arrangements for the gathering are 
perfeftly safe. The Falls City herself needs no introduftion 
to one recalling her beautiful streets, her many attraftive sights 
and her truly hospitable people. There is no reason why the 
next Convention should not be pre-eminently successful, and 
form a scene of reunions and meetings after long separations. 

The editor desires to acknowledge the receipt of the Am- 
herst Olio for 1885, and the University Reporter from the Uni- 


versity of Georgia. Chi Phi appears well, as she always does, 
at Amherst, being represented in the leading movements of 
the institution. Eta holds two important places on the board 
of editors of the Voice, 

It is the present intention to give in the next issue a brief 
review of the publications of members of this fraternity 
within the past few years. Several are now at hand, and we 
would be grateful for others, or data concerning them. " By 
their works ye shall know them." 


Under this sub-head, whose name is intended to constantly 
recall the first attempt toward a Chi Phi periodical, will be 
placed a running resume of the fragments which accumulate 

on the editor's table Once more, who will donate or 

loan a copy of the Chaket to the Quarterly ? Is. there one 
still in existence ? . . . The last Convention was undoubt- 
edly surpassed in attendance only by the great gathering in 
Philadelphia, July 5, 1876. Compare these two with the 
Convention of the Northern Order at Geneva, N. Y., in 1867, 
with four delegates and seven visitors present. . . . Zetas. did 
it ever occur to you how easily you could comply with the 
official order of the Grand Zeta, to be found on the last page ? 
A few hours' work would prevent your chapter being reported 
delinquent at the next Convention. . . . Hear that Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, Psi Upsilon, Sigma Chi and Phi Kappa Psi 
contemplate issuing new and very elaborate catalogues. If a 
catalogue is intended to be used as a guide-book in hunting 
up other members, rather than to point out that Helter Skelter 
who was recently appointed to Boorioboolagha is an Alpha 
Omega Eureka, is it not possible that their size and liability to 
injury may be detrimental to such use ? . . . Less than ten 
men have been initiated at Ohio Wesleyan University this year, 
although there are six fraternities there. There are 67 fra- 
ternity men. ... A Delta Tau Delta correspondent is au- 
thority for the statement that there are 144 men in the fia- 


temity circle proper at the University of Michigan, beside the 
" unrecognizables," such as Sigma Chi, Delta Upsilon, 
Phi Alpha, etc. Psi Upsilon has 30. . . . Emory College 
(Gamma) reports an increased attendance and revival of gen- 
eral fraternity spirit. The prospe6ls of the Southern colleges 
must necessarily brighten as the country assumes its former 
prosperity. . * . Bans have been placed upon fraternities at 
the Virginia Military Institute, and removed at the University 
of Alabama. . . . Delta Kappa Epsilon, who recently placed 
a chapter in Central University, Kentucky (do you recall the 
name?), reports a wonderful growth of the institution, and con- 
gratulates itself on securing a chapter there. Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon, Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Nu are also represented. 
. . . Sigma Alpha Epsilon recently created a council of five 
members to whom was given the total executive power for- 
merly vested in a Grand Chapter. Very few fraternities have 
the old chapter form of government left. . . . The Delta 
Kappa Epsilon club rooms in New York City are said to be 
marvels of beauty. The Convention goes there next year. 
. . . Washington and Lee University reports a dearth of Greek 
work really alarming to the chapters there. . . . There are 
eight fraternities in the University of Georgia. It may soon 
come to a survival of the fittest. Alpha Tau Omega reports 
it as "becoming rather crowded.". . . Psi Upsilon means 
(according to their journal) " a hearty, whole-souled, high- 
toned gentleman." . . . The clipping on *' Ohio Colleges," 
in the Exchange Department, is interesting, because the Kenyon 
Psi was the first link to be added to the Northern or Hobart 
chain. The college now has more chapters than she can 
sustain. It keeps Delta Tau Delta busy denying that she is 
about to withdraw from the institution. She had two mem- 
bers at last report, and Delta Kappa Epsilon four. . . . What 
has become of that fond desire to be a " National" fraternity 
which so crazed some of the Greeks not long since ? Are 
there to be only Conservatives hereafter ? Has the all devour- 
ing spirit of the Liberal been fully satisfied ? Has he really 
attained or desisted from coveting the earth ? . . . The fra- 


ternities at Vanderbilt are working upon an annual. . . . 
The College of the City of New York contains Alpha Delta 
Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, Theta Delta Chi 
and Phi Delta Theta. These contrary to the impression that 
fraternities do not thrive in large cities. . . . Kappa Sigma 
established four new chapters during November. Locations 
not yet known. ... If Zetas did but know how much labor 
could be saved the editor, they would never fail to use legal 
cap paper, write on one side only, and place the same heading 
to their letter which appears in the magazine. 

" SKRcy li Iha duillly of IHcndiliip.— 7^y/>r. 

&jct^an$i ®tjpMimtni, 

The readers of the Quarterly will be pleased to hear 
that Brother M. L. Zweizig (Beta. '77). has consented to take 
charge of this Department, beginning with the next number. 
His long and useful connection with the magazine, heretofore, 
warrants a full and interesting scope of news for each issue. 

Fraternity journalism has reached no small proportions, 
as witness the following list: 

T/ie Star and Crescent of Alpha Delta Phi, The Alpha Tau 
Omega Palm, Theta Beta Theta B, The Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Quarterly, The Crescent of Delta Tau Delta, The Delta Upsi- 
lon Quarterly, The Zeta Psi Monthly. The 5Awi/ of Theta Delta 
Chi, The Kappa Alpha Mag-asine {Southern Order), The Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon Record, The Delta of Sigma Nu, The Sigma Chi, 
The Phi Gamma Delta, The Phi Delta Theta ScroU, The Shield 
of Phi Kappa Psi, The Chi Phi Quarterly, 7"A^ Purple and Gold 


of Chi Psi and The Diamond of Psi Upsilon, The Kappa Sigma 
Quarterly. The ladies' societies publish The Anchora of Delta 
Gamma, The Kappr Alpha Theta, The Golden Key of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma, and The Arrow of the I C. Sorosis. 

The following is taken from an exchange. Might not 
the plan be tried by others ? 

Our meetings are held on Saturday evening of each week, and are 
attended with great interest. The entertainment is furnished by some 
Brother previously appointed, who is at liberty to introduce what he 
pleases, provided it is within the bounds of chapter propriety. He may 
call upon any or all of the boys to help in executing his programme. 
Our aim is to give different brethren a chance to lead and arrange the 
entertainments, and thus to vary the monotony of the usual custom. 
Each gives us something new, and each has a chance to introduce his 
specialty. All are entertained and benefited, and look forward to each 
succeding meeting with expe<flancy. 

From a lengthy article in the Phi Delta Tlieta Scroll, on 
Ohio colleges, we clip : 

In 1835 the fraternity system was introduced into Ohio, when A A ♦ 
placed her second chapter at Miami. Prior to 1835 Greek letter societies 
were unknown outside of Union and Hamilton Colleges, N. Y. In that 
year K A entered Williams, in Massachusetts, followed in 1834 by 2*. 
Ohio was the third State to shelter the Greeks, and at the time there were 
but a total of eight chapters in existence. 

Thus we see that the fraternity system is more venerable in the 
Buckeye than in most Eastern States. 

Two other fraternities were founded in the State, and they, too, 
sprang up at Miami, the mother of the system in the West. These were 
♦ A e, in 1848 ; and later, in 1855, 2 X, whose founders, six in number, 
withdrew from the Chapter of A K E, which had been established there 
in '52. 

In 1854 and i860, G A X and * Y, respectively, entered Kenyon. 
Until the opening of the war these were the only fraternities represented 
in the State, although in '55 ♦ r A, founded at Jefferson (now Wash- 
ington and Jefferson) College, Pennsylvania, placed her fifth chapter at 
Marietta College ; but it suspended almost immediately, and was not 
revived until '79. 

During and since the war others have entered the field and garri- 
soned themselves in the different institutions. Of the seventy chapters 
established, nearly sixty are active. Among these are seven chapters 
representing the ladies fraternities, K K r (2). K A 8 (2), and A r (3) ; 


two prosperous locals, A 2 4> and A F, at Marietta, and two chapters of the 
Sophomore Society e N B. 

Of Western fraternities all are represented save ♦ K S. Ot these B 
e n has seven chapters, ♦ A 9 six, * r A six, ATA six, 2 X four, and 
♦ K * four ; of Eastern, A A ♦ has two, A K B two, 9 A X one, * T one 
Z * one ; X ♦, of mingled. Northern, Eastern and Southern origin, two , 
from the South, A T Q two, 2 A B one. X *, established at Kenyon in 
*6i, has, since '66, existed there only as a tradition." 

In giving reasons for entering Central University, Ken- 
tucky, the General Council of Phi Delta Theta (which has the 

optional right of issuing charters) expresses this policy : 

" We have held during our administration to two classes of standards 
in considering applications for charters. First, those from institutions of 
unquestioned standing and reputation. Second, those from institutions 
of less eminence, but which, in our opinion, made up after careful and 
thorough examination of the case, evidence a bright future. Where our 
estimate is correctly formed, these chapters must be all the more healthy 
for a gradual and symmetrical growth with the institution. Of course, 
in either case personal merit of the applicants is dominant. If a rigid 
conservatism would confine us to the first of these classes, the liberal 
progressive spirit which has ever characterized our order looks into the 
future, and embraces the second. Our very position as a national fra- 
ternity prevents us from clinging to any one section of country, or even 
to any rigid caste of institution. Only where we secure the best in every 
State will we be truly national.'* 

The Kappa Sigma Quarterly^ a journal of the fraternity 
of that name, is the latest aspirant to supply a " long-felt 
want," published at Wytheville, Va. As a frontispiece is given 
a steel engraving of Jefferson Davis, a member of the organi- 
zation. A sketch of his life, a poem on the duty of young 
men in the South, and a story, give the number no little liter- 
ary importance. Eleven chapters are named without giving 
their location, and chapter letters are present from University 
of the South, Tennessee ; Perdue University, Indiana (sub- 
rosa) ; Hampden Sidney College, Virginia ; Emory, Virginia, 
(sub-rosa); Vanderbilt University, Tennessee; and North 
Georgia Agricultural College, Georgia. They are wrestling 
with the catalogue problem. 

Alpha Tau Omega wants a song-book, and the chief 
singer gives this recipe for tickling the muse : 

" Now, my dear brothers, it is not such a difficult matter to write a 


song. I have written thirty-seven; such as they are, out of the sixty that 
I now have, with good prospedls that I will have twenty more to write; 
and I did not find it much harder at last than when I began. I go about 
it in this way : I sele<fl my tune first ; then I decide what I want to sing 
about ; then I sing. For example, I take the tune ** Beulah Land.*' 
Now I decide to sing about the " Success of a A T U," but some one 
has used the word '* success " before, so I say the " Realm of A T U," 
and then I sing what you will find on the first page of this number of 
ng Palm. There is no difficulty about it." 

Here is the result : 

Our Order once was young and small, 
And lived within one Chapter Hall ; 
But now she's old and very strong, 
For thousands now to her belong. 

Chorus — Oh, A T U, dear A T U. 

'Tis sweet thy secret joys to know. 
But sweeter far t'obey the law 
That governs thee, fair Alpha Tau, 
And causes thee abreast to stand. 
With all thy Rivals in the land. 

Our fame has spread o'er all the States, 
For which our Rivals blame the " Fates," 
But we pronounce them *• off their base," 
Since wisdom ruled in every case. 

Chorus — Oh, A T ii, etc. 

Of course we still have work to do. 

But the "toughest times " have been *' pulled through," 

And now each Alien greatly longs 

To ride our " Goaf and sing our songs. 

Chorus — Oh, A t Q, etc. 

Extract from Convention address before Delta Tau Delta, 
by President William W. Cook : 

I speak not now of a few college fraternities — fortunately few — 
which neither recognize nor perform their mission. Little can be said in 
their favor. They have false requisites ; false ideas of fraternity work ; 
and false notions of what the outside world expe<fl and require of college 
graduates. To be one of their number, you must be a man of wealth, or 
of high social position — ^things that pertain not to yourself, but to your 
parentage. The sterling qualities of the mind and heart are of little con- 
sequence within their ranks, and are not congenial company, unless it 
be by the dodlrine of opposites. Strange ideas prevail within their halls 
as to the purposes of their organization. To be a hard-working, consci- 


entious student is a disg^race. But to be absent from the class-room ; to 
finish the course with the smallest possible amount of labor ; to use keys 
and translations ; to resort to trickery and deceit ; to have five hours of 
leisure for one hour of work, — ^this, with them, is brilliant and com- 
mendable. The ideal member is he who can practice these arts with the 
greatest perfection and success. College life is looked upon as a pastime 
and play-day. Self -enjoyment, indolence and ease is the beginning 
Dissipation, vice and ruin is the "end. Between these two lies a whole 
cohort of evils, selfishness, meanness, arrogance and sacrifice of all that 
is great and good and noble and pure, for that which blooms to-day and 
withers to-morrow. All along the shores of the stream of their latter- 
day existence are found young lives blighted ; fair hopes withered ; 
ambitions deadened, and talent undire<fled. Such fraternities arouse, 
deserve and receive only contempt and indignation. Their graduate is 
looked upon as a college snob. He is a strange compound of conceit, 
superciliousness, ignorance and pretension. Ten years convince him 
that the times are out of joint, and that the world is awry. His misspent 
college days have been to him a curse. Generally he sinks into medi- 
ocrity, never to emerge. Sometimes a sadder scene is enacted, and dis- 
sipated habits drag their victim down to ruin and an untimely end. 

J S glories in the possession of the only lady who was 
ever initiated into a male Greek Letter Fraternity. The lady in 
question is Miss Kate Carothers, A. B., who graduated in 1874, 
at the Mary Sharpe College, Winchester, Tenn., and also from 
the New England Conservatory of Music. Miss Carothers was 
elefted in recognition of valuable services rendered in re-estab- 
lishing the Mississippi Alpha ^ J d, at the University of 
Mississippi, in 188 1. — Crescent. 






Uidmiitr of Viisinia, 

John B. Minor, 




Emoiy Collrge, 

B. B. McCbin, 

Oxibnl, G». 


Ru^en College. 

T. A. Sioddmn, 


Hsmpden-Sidney College. 

Jo>. I. Vu.ce, 

Hampden-Sidney, Vb, 


FcsiAlli. !u.d M.™h=ll College 

G. M. Hoo«r, 

Lancmer, Pa. 


UnivenitT of Georgia, 

F. C. Block, 

Alhent, Ga.,U.orGa. 


A. L-«ight 



Ohio Suie Univenily, 




C. H. Mclniire, 

PioYidence, R. I. 


Uninnityol Cdibnul. 

C. B. Moulder, 

Berkeley. C.l.,x# Boa. 


S(e«n, Iniiiuu, 




, Vale College, 

John M. Blakcly, 

New Haven. Conn., 
46 Elm hi. 


ViDderlHlI Uaiveniiy. 

Ju. Handy Moore, 

Na.l..ille, Ttnn., 

We>i End An. 


Laliyetu College, 

W. H. 

Eulon, Pi. 


Wofford College, 

W. L. Weber, 


ABhe«. College. 

But, Bullcly, 

Amherst, Mass.. Boifir. 


Obio Woley^D UnivenilT, 

S. L. Zurmehlr. 

Delaware, Ohio. 


M.A, Dew. Howe, Jr 

., South Be.hlehen., Pa. 


DicLuuon College, 

Eugene Chaney. 

C>ili>le, Pa. 

AUtk (A: 

LUKKl), No. SS SL P.ul Si., 


Bakinore, Md. 


J. Howanl Cn«n-ell, 

, New Yoric, N. Y. 

»W ALomi). Om^ CK, H.1I. 


WaihiDgUD. D.C. 


ALPHA — ^University of Virginia, Va. 

Chas. Catlett (r). E. M. Moore (a). 

We ought to offer a very humble apology to the editor of the 
Quarterly for not having sent in our letter for the October number, but 
the fadl is that theZeta was not appointed until the beginning of this ses- 
sion, and therefore he is not to blame for the omission. We have just 
been reading with dismay his cutting sarcasm dire<fled against the other 
delinquent chapters, and don't know what will happen unless they do 
better in future. . . . We started our triumphant career with a chosen 
few, who, with the aid of our goats, will give us the first place, or if not 
the first, one equal to that occupied by any other fraternity in the Uni- 
versity. . . . The first viiflim to the wrath of " Old Billy " was Percy H. 
Walker, of Hunts ville, Alabama ; ** Delude *' Archie Harrison, of Vir- 
ginia; and last in enumeration, but by no means last in importance, E. 
M. Braxton, of Fredericksburg, Va. We have one other man pledged 
to join us in about a week, and two or three more in view. ... I sup- 
pose I should make some mention of the last month's chapter life of 
last year. . . . We carried off no degrees, but only because we were 
applying for none. A great many graduates in the different schools 
claimed Chi Phi as their mistress, and I think she fully kept her posi- 
tion among the other fraternities here. The fraternities here of most 
importance, given in order according to their present strength, are * K 
i", A K E, 2 X, A T Q, <l> A 9. After these their relative position is hard to 
trace. . . . Alpha holds her own and has bright prospedls for the ensu- 
ing year. 


Under this head we will have to use a great deal of space, I am 
sorry to say, because our alumni were increased last year by five or six 
of Alpha's most worthy sons. 

Brother Daniel B. Henderson, of Hancock, Md., has decided " to 
go to work and scratch for a living" out in Kansas City, whither he 
has repaired. We wish thee all the success in the world. Brother Dan, 
and only hope you will very soon find some one willing to help you 

Brother C. W. Bain has gone down to Savannah, "to teach the 
young idea how to shoot," at which we hope he will succeed. 

Brother Robt. M. Ward has hung out his shingle in his native town 
of Winchester, Virginia, where he lies in wait for the unwary client. 
Bob, we hope soon to hear of your success in your cow case. 

Brother Arthur Lefevre is in business in Baltimore, or at least was 
when last heard from. 

Brother " King Cole " is also teaching in Bedford County, Virginia* 
and we hope to have him back with us once more next year. 


Brother C. B. Wallace, has gone down to Charleston, S. C, where a 
letter dire<fled to Prof. C. B. Wallace, M. A., Principal, will reach him 
without fail. Good luck to thee, "Old Sorrel Top," and may kind 
heaven bless thee. 

Brother T. T. Powell has been teaching for the last year, and is still 
at Ellicott City, near Baltimore. We hear that he expects to come back 
to the University next year, and we are living in that hope. 

Two of Alpha's boys have taken unto themselves during the vaca- 
tion "better halves,** as the ladies say; but "that remains to be seen," 
according to the experience of some of their older brothers. These 
two erring brothers are W. C. Marshall, of Fauquier County, Virginia, 
and W. H. Echols, of Huntsville, Ala. 

GAMMA — Emory College, Oxford, Ga. 

F. S. Johnston (r). W. R. Johnston (a). 

It is a great regret to us that Gamma's communication for the 
November Quarterly failed to reach the editor. It contained a full 
description of our last banquet, and of the laurels that Chi Phis won last 
commencement Suffice it to say that " Gamma*s Sixteenth Annual 
Banquet '* was a complete success in every respecfl. . . . Our boys did 
some good work last vacation among boys who were to enter college 
this fall. So, when the term opened, we knew who should be rushed. 
The conseqdence was that ten of the best new boys were safely landed 
on the happy shores of Chi Phi's realm by " old hircus.** . . . Since 
Gamma's great acquisitions it i^ universally conceded that Chi Phi has 
the choice of Greek letter fraternities here. "The rush was between 
seven fraternities this year, hence was never more interesting to an old 
participant. . . . Notwithstanding this great rush, Chi Phi had better 
luck than for several years, and ended at the van with more than a 
triple share. . . . We prided ourselves on Brother W. R. Johnston's 
loyalty, enthusiasm and immense love for the fraternity, and thought it 
intense as possible ; but since his trip to the Convention it has been a 
thousand times intensified, and these things being contagious are perme- 
ating the whole club. . . . We extend our sincere thanks to Brother J. 
P. Wall, Jr., for the great interest he manifested in Gamma as delegate 
to the Convention. We heartily commend Brother Wall to our Northern 
brothers as a true and loyal Chi Phi, and as a man whose acquaintance 
is worth cultivating. He is at Columbia Law School, New York City. 
. . . Chi Phis here are noted for their brotherly love and their interest 
in each other. 


Rev. J. W. Lee, '74, was appointed pastor of Trinity Church, in 
Atlanta, by the last North Georgia Conference. This is one of the high- 


est appointments at the bestowal of the Conference. Brother Lee has an 
enviable reputation as an orator and lecturer. He was Alumni Orator at 
Emory last commencement. 

Rev. A. G. Wordlon was transferred from the Virginia to the North 
Georgia Conference. 

Col. W. B. Hill (H) was Commencement Orator here last com- 
mencement. This is the highest position awarded here. 

L. H. Lowe, '82, is in the drug business in Atlanta. 

W. P. Hill, Esq., '83, is a rising young lawyer in Atlanta. 

W. B. Burke, '83, will join the South Georgia Conference at the next 

W. M. Grogan, '84, is winning fame in the journalistic world. He 
is editor of the Elberton leader. 

Gamma Chapter has thirteen sons in the North Georgia Conference. 

DELTA — Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J. 

J. A. Vander Poel (r). Pennington Ranney (A). 

Since last the Quarterly heard from Delta, we have undergone 
some changes. Our former suite of rooms, although very comfortable, 
were rather inaccessible, and, thinking it would be to our advantage to 
be located in a more central locality, we decided to move. We are now 
situated within two minutes' walk of the depot, and our apartments are, 
we think, equal to any in town. We should be delighted to welcome any 
wandering brothers to our new quarters at any time. Nor have we been 
idle in respect to that very essential operation called " rushing '* ; and, as 
a result of our labors, we can point to five new brothers who have gal- 
antly bestridden old Capricornus ! They are. Brothers Shcenck, Myers, 
Tait and Oishi, of '89, and J. A. Vander Poel, Special Chemist. We also 
have one or two more men "in tow." 


Rev. Asher Anderson, '70, has been compelled to leave his charge, 
at Passaic, N. J., and remove to the South on account of illness in his 

Chas. N. Ironside, *8i, expe(f\s shortly to come East and accept an 
attorneyship offered to him in New York City. 

Martin W. Lane, '81, has just swung out his shingle as an attorney- 
at law in Somerville, N. J. We wish him every success. 

W. C. Clark, '82, is to be congratulated On the 24th inst. he was 
married to Miss Mary Kinney, daughter of the proprietor of the Newark 
Advertiser, It was one of the most fashionable weddings held in 
Newark for some time. The happy pair will spend some time in Scot- 
land. We wish *' Scottie " and his bride bon voyage. 


Harry M. Peters, '83, expe<fls to go up for his law examination in 
January. We wish Atm success likewise. 

F. T. Ward, '83, is engaged in the jewelry business in Maiden Lane, 
New York City. 

A. E. Skinner, '83, who was obliged to leave Columbia Law School 
on account of trouble with his eyes, hopes soon to be able to prosecute 
his studies again. 

George William Hart, Jr., '85, is studying law with Howard 
McSherry, Esq., of this city. 

R. A. Learned, '85, has retired to the wilds of Sussex County, N. J., 
and is there industriously tilling the soil. 

Ralph Strickland, '87, was with us for a few days lately. He hopes 
to return to college next year. 

W. W. Batchelder, '87, has left us for family reasons. He hopes, 
however, to return next fall. He is now captain of the Ridgewood Foot 
Ball Club, of Albany, composed of college graduates, including Saxe, 
of Wesleyan, Scudder, of Rutgers, and other well-known players. 

EPSILON — Hampden-Sidney College, Hampden-Sidney, Va. 

Harry B. Moore (r). W. S. Woodworth (a). 

Epsilon now numbers seventeen members, and is, numerically, 
among the strongest clubs in college. Modesty forbids our mentioning 
her strength in other dire<5lions. ... At our last meeting we " mis- 
cellanied" in the shape of an oyster supper. The success was so satis- 
factory that we voted a frequent recurrence. . . . One of the events 
of the season was a base ball match between the college and seminary 
nines. " KifHes *' played prominent positions on each nine. At the end 
of the tenth inning, the game was called on account of darkness, and 
the score found to be 2 to 2, There was the intensest excitement during 
the entire game, and some brilliant playing done on both sides. . . . 
Three weeks ago we had the pleasure of welcoming a new creature 
into the Greek world. It was a Chapter of IT K A, and starts out with six 
men, under encouraging auspices. . . . A musical club is a prominent 
factor here at present. The " Kiffies *' contribute a first tenor and a first 
bass. Our new brother, Barney, frequently discourses scientifically on 
the violin for our enjoyment. . . . McFaden has carried off the 
Sen. Orator's medal in the Union Society, and Wissner came out with 
flying colors as first honor man at last commencement The boys say 
that "the country is not all settled yet." There are more such to 



Davis says, " I like a full beard." Johnson says, " I prefer Greek to 
any man's daughter." Lancaster says, " I hold to celibacy." Leink says, 
•• There is but one, I seek none other." McFaden says, *' The jig's up." 
Moore says, "The Salmagundi find stray fowls scarce." Scott says, 
•* Destiny calls me, I must on." Thompson says, " Her father suggested, 
and I retreated." Walton says, " The time draweth near, gentle Annie." 
Morton says, " Oysters on the shell." Woodworth says, **I never take 
any." Vance, J. A., says, " My friends, I'm mortgaged." Hartman 
says, "Xenophon was brilliant, but erratic." Barney says, " The most 
charming metre is * meet'er ' when the sun goes down." Watkins says, 
'* I have passed through inquisitorial horrors." Alderson says, " A rainy 
day at a country store." Vance, J. I., says, " The life of a Zeta is a delu- 
sion and a snare." 

ZETA — Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

C. R. AuKENEY (r), C. Reese Eaby (a). 

In addition to our four initiates, G. P. Stem, '86, of Beta, has entered 
college, making Zeta's number eleven. . . . Chi Phi has one repre- 
sentative, H. F. Dittmas, on the editorial staff of the Ortflamme, 
*' Ditt " is the only Chi Phi in his class. . . . The fraternity circles 
here were greatly surprised to hear the misfortune of the Tau Chapter 
of the Deta Tau Delta. They stood well here, and were our only rivals. 
From the whisperings gathered, we are led to believe rather that they 
" bolted " the fraternity than that the general fraternity had any reason 
to take any such a<flion as they did. Nevertheless, this will be a great 
advantage to us, leaving us without no worthy opposition. ... A 
monument has lately been eredled to the memory of Brother Hartman, 
*82, which attra<fls considerable attention, and of which one of the most 
striking charadleristics is a large Chi Phi pin engraved on his left breast. 
The statue is a fine likeness of our departed brother. . . . Brother 
Leiby, '88, met with a painful accident while running on an icy pave- 
ment. He fell and sprained his knee, necessitating confinement to his 
room for some time. . . . Our most heartfelt sympathies are extended 
to Brother John S. Atlee in the bereavement he has sustained through 
the late loss of both his father and grandfather, who were both very 
eminent physicians. His grandfather, J. L. Atlee, M. D., LL. D., was 
one of the most eminent surgeons in America, and is quoted as authority 
on tumors. He was also, for a long time, ledlurer on Anatomy in Frank- 
and Marshall. 


Brother A. Hassler, B, was lately admitted to the Lancaster County 
Bar, and has already quite a lucrative pradlice. 


Brother H, N. Howell, '71, Ex-Chief of the Fire Department, is a 
happy father. It is a boy, and is H. N. Howell, Jr. 

Brothers Zug and Bamitz, of Omega, spent a few days with us on 
their way home from Convention. 

Brothers Salade. '85, and Norris, of the University of Pennsylvania, 
paid us a visit during their Thanksgiving vacation. 

Brother H. W. Cremer stopped a few days with us on his return 
from Convention. 

Brother J. R. Kauffman, '86, visited Omega ; reports in glowing 
terms of the attention he received while there. 

Brother N. D. Routins, '88, who was mentioned in the last report as 
not returning on account of ill health, is wintering in California. 

9n ntemoriain^ 


Whereas, It has pleased God, in his all- wise providence, to remove by 
death our esteemed brother, J. Wirt Forney ; and 

Wheri-ias, The Zeta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity has sustained 
the loss of one who, as a member, has always displayed a deep interest in the 
welfare of the fraternity, and who, by his kindness of heart, won the respe<fl and 
esteem of all who knew him ; therefore, be it 

Resolved^ That we, the members of Zeta Chapter, do most sincerely 
regard the affli<flon upon his family as our ai!li<flion, and offer to them, as we 
we offer to all who enjoyed the acquaintance of our lamented brother, the assurance 
of our warm and abiding sympathy. 

Resolved f That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to his family, 

and be entered on the records of the Chapter and be published in the Cm Phi 

Quarterly and Hanover Herald. 

G. M. Hoover, 


J. R. Kauffman, 


ETA — University of Georgia. 

C. F. Rice (r). Jno. W. Grant (a). 

At the opening of the University in 06lober our chapter numbered 
ten men, but adhering to our old motto, that quality and not quantity 
constituted a good chapter, we were undaunted, and with the deter- 
mination to preserve our good standing, while at the same time increase 
our membership with only the best men, we quietly viewed the new 
material. We have since added these new brothers, whom we cheer- 


fully recommend to the members of the fraternity as men well worthy 
to wear the " scarlet and blue," and will make true and useful " Kiffies." 
On the night of October 15th, we had the severe misfortune of having 
our rooms very nearly destroyed by fire. By hard work, however, we 
managed to save most of our property, although the greater part was 
so badly damaged as to render it unfit'for use. With the assistance of 
several of our Alumni, we are now comfortably situated in new quarters, 

where we bid fair to prosper as in the days of yore Eta was 

ably represented in the Convention by Brother C. F. Rice, who returned 

with glowing reports As the next Convention is to be held in 

LouisviUe, E)ta hopes to be able to send on a large delegation. 



Brother H. C. Jackson, '69, one of our charter members, spent sev- 
eral weeks with us during November. He still feels a strong interest in 
the chapter and fraternity. 

Brother F. R. Logan (N '72), has been in the city for some days in 
the interests of the Georgia Fence Company, of which he is the head. 

Brother F. H. Milburn ('73), of New York, recently paid us a visit. 

Brother Grogan (r '84), recently spent a few days here. He is a 
fine fellow, and an enthusiastic Chi Phi. 

Brothers McDaniel and Fain are editors on the present staff of the 
University Reporter, and Brothers Grant, Rice and A. G. Cassels 
have been ele<fled to serve on the incoming staff for next term. 

Brother Slaton is president of the class of '86. 

Brother W. J. Milner, '87, failed to return to college this year, but 
promises to join us next term. 

THETA — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

H. H. Mitchell (r). B. A. Stribling (a). 

More than half the winter term has elapsed, and Theta's men find 
themselves surrounded by mountains of work, which invariably loom up 
in the latter part of the term. We are laboring hard, however, and all 
indications go to show that we will be able to successfully surmount 
them. Save for an occasional visit of a brother, an initiation, or a birth- 
day supper, the monotonous routine of alternate "boneing ** and recita- 
tion has been almost unbroken. The rapidly approaching Christmas 
vacation will afford sufficient diversion, and all anticipate a royal time. 
... On October loth, the R. W.Bruce, '89, of Pittsburgh, was formally 
acquainted with the wondrous powers of '* Billy." The next victim 
whom " Billy " abducted was J. S. Molinere, *88, of Havana, Cuba, who 
succumbed tc his alluring influence on November 28th. With the addi- 
tion of these we now number 16, and have a larger membership than 


any other • fraternity represented here. . . . Brothers Morris and 
Horbach represented the ** Kiffies '* on the annual Senior metallurgical 
trip. It proved to be an enjoyable and beneficial occasion. The broth- 
ers brought with them numerous valuable and interesting specimens. 
.... Brothers Touceda, Gallery, Morris, Horbach, Gray, and Lewis 
attended the Convention, and re[9orted a delightful time. The success of 
the Convention was in a great measure due to the excellent taste and 
foresight of the committee. They deserve our most sincere thanks. 


Brothers ** Inde " Grove, W. H. Hassinger, O '83, and J. O. Steams, 
© '83, spent a few days with us after convention. 

Brother F. E. Dumm, X '83, dropped in on us for a few days in 

Brother Irvine E. Comins, * '83, paid us a flying visit on October 

Brother W. C. Ward, A '83, surprised us by a short visit on Decem- 
ber 5th. 

Brother Aycrigg, 9 '84, is engineer in charge of an extensive topo- 
graphical survey, comprising parts of eastern Idaho and western Mon- 

Brother D. W. McNaugher, 9 '85, is chemist for the Troy Iron and 
Steel Company. 

Brother W. H. Bowen, M '85, spent Sunday, December 6th with us. 
He seems to like our favorite expression, " B. J." 

Brothers Lowe, 9 85, and Cunningham, '85, are now constructing 
a branch road of Missouri Pacific Railroad, and have their headquarters 
at Lincoln, Neb, 

IOTA — Ohio State University, Columbus, O. 


John J. Fitzpatrick (r). W. F. Charters (a). 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly Iota has been quite busy both 
in the addition of new men and in entertaining the old ones. . . . Five 
new brothers have been added within the past few weeks, which give us, 
at the present writing, a noble band of thirteen, fully capable of doing 
her part to forward fraternity life, spirit and union at O. S. U. . . . On 
the night of November 7th, Chi and Iota held a united annual banquet 
in this city. Many of the " old boys " were present, and after an elabo- 
rate menu, they told us of the early days of our noble Frat., of the man- 
ner in which they were introduced to his " Royal Highness." They tell 
us that the goat was not so rapid in those old days, and that they rode 
the whole night long before arriving at the sacred altar of the mysterious 
band. After the long series of interesting toasts was completed, the 


parting "grip '* was given, and the brothers dispersed, Thus ended the 
second annual banquet of Iota and the twelfth of Chi. . . . The quar- 
terly reports from Iota are not, as a rule, very extensive, but rather than 
be wearisome, she prefers to listen to the older chapters. I must add, 
however, that she is in a very flourishing condition, and sends her best 
greeting to her sisters. ... Of her initiates this year Iota can well be 
proud. The three brothers give her a start in the City of Columbus, not 
having before had one resident member. The University contains many 
good men from this city. The new members are representatives of 
prominent families. Brother Thurman being a grandson of Allen G. 
Thurman, the " red banana ** veteran Democrat of Ohio ; Brother Sny- 
der is one of the leading men in gymnastic circles, holding the Franklin 
medal ; and Brother Hurst comes well recommended. . . . Hurrah for 
Louisville ! Iota will be there. 


Brother W. H. McKinney, '86, was present at our last spread. 
" Mac ** is managing an extensive canning establishment near Morrow. O. 

Brother H. H. Luccock, *88, is now attending Alleghany College, 
Meadville, Penn. 

LAMBDA— University of California, Berkeley, Cal. 

H. B. Rathbone (r). George D. Boyd (A). 

Once again the collegiate year begins, and we cast our eyes about 
for suitable Freshmen ; and the class being quite small, renders this no 
easy matter. Before entering upon the events of the term, I must speak 
of the initiation of Brother Frank K. Lane, *86, which occurred at the 
close of the last term. He is one of the most promising men in his class, 
and has already, by his contributions to several Eastern periodicals and 
papers, obtained considerable distindlion as a journalist. . . . Santa 
Cruz and Sacramento seem to have been the resting place, during the 
summer, of many of the brothers. The glorious Fourth of July was 
spent at Santa Cruz by Brothers Boyd, Vassault and De Lamater, '86, and 
Brothers Bosqui and Moulder, *88, while Brothers Boyd, Johnson and 
Bosqui later enjoyed the races and hot weather at the State Fair at Sacra- 
mento. ... On the 17th of September our new year began, minus 
a " Prex..*' but we have just received the welcome tidings of the cledlion 
of Prof. E. S. Holden, of the University of Wisconsin, to fill the vacancy. 
He is a comparatively young man, and we sincerely hope he will bring 
with him new ideas and energy. . , . We have initiated five Fresh- 
men, all representative men of their class, Charles Bonner, P. B. Thorn- 
ton, R. Moore, J. H. Stockton and E. M. Norton. We have four men in 
view, with a good prospe6l of getting two of them. 



Brother F. J. Vas^ aiilt, '79, is teaching school in Sonoma. 

Brother E. S. MeLes, '84, is still continuing his post-graduate course 

Brother C. H. Cook, '84, is at present at the Cooper Medical College* 
where Brother Sanderson, also, spends much of his time. 

Brother L. S. Vassault, '86, still holds up his end of the Argonaut 

We are happy to announce the marriage of Brother Charles M. 
Coon, '81, to Miss Cassie Adams, a sister of Brother Will Adams, *8i. 
The event took place at Menlo Park, October 20, 1885. 

We have had the pleasure of a visit from Brother Leverett, of Beta 
Deuteron, who attended one of our meetings, saying that he would like 
very much to see a California "goat." He is Professor of Latin and 
Greek at the *' Belmont School," a preparatory institution, conducted by 
our former President, William T. Reed. 

Mu — Stevens Institute, Hoboken, N. J. 

E. R. Dawson (r). M. C. Beard (a). 

When we returned this fall we were very sorry to learn that Brother 
George Ballantine was going to leave us to take a course in chemistry at 
Rutgers ; however, we see him very often at meetings. We are sure he 
will render valuable assistance to Delta in every way. . . . Brother 
Firestone, of Iota, has joined the class of '87 here, and although we are 
sorry for our Iota brothers, we are very glad that we have had the good 
luck to get him, because he is very sociable, and his advice is always 
good. . . . We initiated into the mysteries Edward Jones Willis, of 
Richmond, Va., on the 9th of October, 1885. Brother Willis attended 
Richmond College for some time before entering '88 here. . . . The 
Freshman class is large and contains good material. We start by putting 
through one of its members next week. . . . Brother Firestone, alias 
** Fatty," al. Firebrick, is a 250-pounder, and plays on our foot-ball team. 
.... Among us who hold offices are Brother Beard, Vice-President 
of the Athletic Association, Vice-President of '87, and an editor on the 
Eccentric, and Brother Taylor, Vice-President of '88, and Captain of 
'88 foot-ball team. . . . We see Brothers Keith (Psi) and Rutherford 
(Delta) nearly every meeting, and Brother Hedley (Psi) very often. . . 
While traveling in South Carolina last summer, I met Brother B. W. 
Bodie, Trinity, at Leesville. He seemed well and hearty, and had a 
position on the railroad. . . . All the active members of M, besides 
one of our Alumni, were present at the Convention and banquet, and we 
had an immense time too. . . . It is so pleasant to see a name in the 
Quarterly, and know who the owner is and what he looks like. . . 


ATA has taken in two men and has nine av^^^ men. 2) X has taken 
in one and has nine active men. 6 H has ken in six and has 
twelve active men. B 9 II has taken in two and l^as fifteen active mem- 
bers. X i" has taken in none and has eight active members. A T fi 
has taken in none and has one active member. X 6 has taken 
in two and has ten active members, and has two pledged. 


Brother Beard is an editor on the Eccentric, and is chairman of the 
Board of Editors. 

Brothers Frantz, P, and Rutherford, A '82, visited us to-day. 

Brothers W. H. Stokes, *, and E. L. Den,t M '84, stayed here with 
brothers Beard and Page during the Convention. 

Brother Dent is going to enter the steam-heating business in Wash- 
ington, D. C. , 

Brother Wm, J. Clark is studying at Bonn University, Germany. 

Brother George R. Roberts graduated in '84, and is at 199 East 6th 
street, Topeka, Kansas. 

Brother E. L. Dent, graduated in '84, and is at his home, 3101 U 
street, Washington, D. C. 

OMICRON. — Sheffield Scientific School, New Haven, Conn. 

W. W. Atterbury (r). E. C. Shaw (a). 

With three exceptions all the *86 and '87 brothers have returned 
this fall. Three of the incoming class have been added to our number, 
with every likelihood of several more. OUr headquarters are at 389 Temple 
Street, the same as last year, where about half a dozen of the brothers 
have rooms and where we are glad to entertain any of the brothers who 
visit us. . . . It is an evidence of the constantly increasing popularity of 
•* Sheff.*' that there is a steady gain in numbers of each successive Fresh- 
man class. This year the number is greater than ever before. . . . The 
sextennual of '79, which was held during commencement last spring, 
brought together a number of O's patriarchs, some of whom had not 
visited New Haven for a good long time. ... Of our brothers who 
graduated last spring. Brother Wilson has entered the College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons in New York City ; Brother Judd is with the firm of 
H. C. Judd & Root, in Hartford, Conn. ; Brother Meredith is in Xenia, 
Ohio ; Brother Conner, '87, has secured a place in the University 
Glee Club. He has reason to congratulated, for the position is a 
very pleasant, one and also one for which a great many strive. . . , 
An exceptionally fine fall has rendered existence for us more than 
usually enjoyable, by affording abundant opportunities for out-door pur- 
suits. As a consequence, tennis has been played, if possible, more than 
ever before, the courts at the Yale Field, for general use, being crowded 


every afternoon, not to speak of the almost innumerable private courts 
around town. The intercollegiate tennis tournament was held here this 
fall, resulting in vidlory for Yale in both doubles and singles. Until 
Thanksgiving, when Yale played her last of the championship games> 
foot-ball pra<flice was kept up. The Yale-Princeton game, which occurred 
here on November 21st, was probably the best attended and most widely 
interesting athletic event which has occurred in New Haven for several 
years. We lost the game in the end, but not, as we cannot help but 
think, through any fault in our team. For some days past advantage 
has been taken of the favorable weather to give the candidates for next 
year's crew some pradlice on the harbor. . . . Next in importance, in 
the average student mind, to the athletic matters, is, perhaps, the notice 
of President Porter's resignation, to take effe<fl next spring. The an- 
nouncement has given rise to considerable discussion regarding the 
prospe6ls and future policy of the college, and as to how they should be 
affedled by President Porter's successor. As candidates for the position 
the names of several men have been mentioned, among them perhaps 
most often that of Professor Timothy Dwight. . . . The two new build- 
ings under way on the campus (Dwight Hall and Lawrence Dormitory) 
are nearly under roof, and of course will be a very welcome improve- 
ment when completed. ... In regard to chapter life, there have been 
actually no occurrences sufficiently exciting to warrant their being men- 
tioned. Several of the brothers beside the delegates attended the Con- 
vention, and a few went up to the annual initiation of Phi Chapter. . . . 
A list of the members of '85 Sheff. just published, with their present 
occupations, shows that all but three (3), in a class of seventy-one (71), 
have found employment. This is regarded as a very fine showing. 


Brother Lynde, '82, is making us a visit. He has lately been ap- 
pointed to a position in Charity Hospital, New York. 

Brother Skinner, '83, paid us a visit a short time ago. He is still 
engaged in the lumber business in Florida. 

Brother Simpson, '83, was here for a short time at the opening of 
the term. 

Brother Williams, Phi, '85, is taking a post-graduate course in 
" Sheff." 

Brother Higley, '87, has entered the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, New York. 

PI — Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 

J. W. Seller (r). H. N. Snyder (a). 

Pi was so unfortunate as to fail to fill her allotted space in the last 
Quarterly, which was due to the new Zeta's ignorance. He wrote his 
communication, and, instead of sending it to the editor of the Quar- 


T£RLY, sent it to the Grand Alpha, who, he supposed, was both the head of 
the fraternity and of the fraternity organ. Apologies, however, are 
superfluous. ... At the opening of the Vanderbilt, on the 1 5th of Sep- 
tember, a much smaller number of brothers " rallied *round the old 
flag " than was expelled at the close of the last session, there being 
only eight present, J. W. Seller, W. J. Knott, N. T. Utley, A. B. George, 
H. W. Snyder, W. J. Pulley, E. L. Pulley, and J. H. Moore ; but these 
were good soldiers and enthusiastic for the cause. . . . We were care- 
ful not allow our " enthusiasm to keep our prudence in leading strings,*' 
and patiently scrutinized the qualities of each "barbarian " who seemed 
to be worthy to become one of us ; and we can safely say that we have 
not been disappointed in a single new initiate. . . . We have seledled 
men who are popular with both faculty and students, and superior intel- 
le^lually and sociaily. Our eight additions will be found in the list of 
initiates. . . . Our sister chapters stand indebted to us for swelling the 
ranks of Chi Phi with such efficient soldiers. We are proud of this year's 
record, but prouder of that of last. ... Of the four medals for which 
we competed, on last Commencement, we succeeded in securing three. 
Brother Knott, of Toomsuba, Miss., taking the medal for declamation, 
and Brother Burrow those for Scripture reading and oratory. If our 
lucky stars do not desert us, we will see that, and raise it three by next 
Commencement. . . . Honors have already begun to pour in upon us. 
. . . Brother J. W. Seller will contend for the declamation medal in 
April next. Brother J. W. Knott will address the Literary Societies on 
the anniversary of Washington's birth, and Brother Utley has already 
participated in the annual '* Thanksgiving Debate." ..." Our hearts 
have been gladdened " by the announcement, though not official, that 
the next Convention will sit in Louisville, Ky. Welcome, brothers. We 
will endeavor to give you unmistakable evidence that Southern hospi- 
tality was not frozen in '65. . . . We have long hoped to have you near 
us, to weld closer the bond of brotherly affedlion, and we hail with joy 
the approaching fhictification of our long delayed hopes. . . . Brookin 
Harding, '85, has a large law pradlice at his native town, and is attend- 
ing to it faithfully. . , . Brothers Barrow and Tilly have joined the 
Halston, Tenn., Conference. Brother Tilly remained in Nashville all 
summer trying to summon up courage to leave us, and finally succeeded, 
" at the eleventh hour." . . . Tom Sharp is on a pleasure tour through 
the Southern States. . . . O. K. Boggess, '83, and W. B. Pusey are 
taking a course in the medical department in the Louisville, Ky., Col- 
lege, and are nobly upholding the reputation of Chi Phi. ... A. B. 
George, after a year's absence, has again cast his lot with us. . . . W. B. 
Burk. '87, of Macon, Ga., is at home, " enjoying life like a gentleman." 
He had to leave us last year before the session closed on account of a 
hurt received in the gymnasium while endeavoring to do the " giant 
swing." , . . We hear, once in a while, vague rumors that W. A. Orr, '85, 


is pradlicing his profession, law, out somewhere in Virginia. He has 
never communicated with any of us, hence the paucity of oiu: informa- 
tion concerning him. . . . We very much regret the approaching de- 
parture of Brother J. W. Seller, of Versailles, Ky. He feels that the star 
of his destiny is hovering over a certain female college in Lexington, 
Mo., and cannot rest contented away from its benign influence. 

RHO — Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 

C. E. Seitz (r). Warren H. Frantz (a). 

Owing to the fadl that our last communication did not " connedl," 
and failed to appear in the Quarterly, it may be well to briefly men- 
tion a few things concerning our banquet, etc., although the news may 
now appear rather stale. ... The banquet— our twelfth — ^was held the 
22d of last June, at the Server House, and was a great success in 
every particular. The menu was excellent, and our board was graced by 
the presence of a number of visiting brethren. The following were the 
toasts : " Chi Phi," L. M. Fine ; " Our Shakespearian," Dr. B. Rush Field; 
" Rho," H. S. Cavanaugh ; " History," W. H. Frantz ; " Our '85 Men," 
R. F. Whitmer; "The Ladies," W. A. Hogg; "Our Future," C. E. 
Seitz. . . . The Freshman Class this year is not composed of par- 
ticularly good fraternity material, and consequently our accessions 
have been few in number ; but the men we have are up to all the 
requirements of Chi Phi. . . . Our delegates to the New York Con- 
vention were Brothers Warren H. Frantz and C. E. Seitz. Besides 
these quite a number of Rho men attended, including Brothers J. B. 
Heller, L. M. Fine, H. S. Cavanaugh, C. H. Semple and A. R. Ferriday. 
They all report having had an elegant time. . . . We have had 
pleasant visits during the term from all of the Psi brothers, and from 
Brothers Beard and Firestone, of Mu. . . . Our rooms have been 
still further beautified by presents from the ladies, and we can now boast, 
we think, of as pretty a reception room as can be found anywhere. . . . 
Fraternity matters are very quiet at Lafayette now, and the utmost har- 
mony prevails among the different organizations. 

personals. ^ 

Brother S. M. Fine, Esq., '76* Js now editor of the Easton, Pa. 
Daily Express He delivered the opening address at the annual 
meeting of the Northampton County Teachers* Institute, held at Elaston, 
Pa., during Thanksgiving week. It was pronounced by the teachers to 
have been a very able effort, and the best address delivered before them 
for many years. 

Brother A. W. McConnell, '81, has moved from Pittsburgh, Pa., to 
Chicago, 111., where he is in the employ of the Pullman Palace Car Co. 


Brother Grant S. Herring, '83, was married to Miss Emma Jones, of 
Bloomsburg, Pa. His address is " Care of Herring & Ikeler, Attorney s- 
at-Law, Bloomsburg, Pa." 

Brother Fred. J. Grant, '83, is associate editor of the daily and 
weekly Post Intelligencer Seattle, Washington Territory. 

Brother B. Rush Field, M. D., '84, who recently published his sec- 
ond edition of the " Medical Thoughts of Shakespeare," has been 
eledled a member of the American Shakespearian Society. 

Brother James J. Cavanaugh, '84, was married at St. PhiUp and St. 
James' Church, Phillipsburg, N. J., November 12th, 1885, to Miss Lottie 
M. Boyd, of Easton, Pa. Brother B. Rush Field, '84, was best man, 
and Brothers H. S. Cavanaugh '79, James M. Young '85, and Charles 
F. Seitz, *8$, officiated as ushers. 

Brother A. C. Overholt '84, is Secretary and Treasurer of the Na- 
tional Foundry and Pipe Works, at Scottsdale, Pa., and also President of 
the Natural Gas Company, at the same place. 

Brother James M. Young, '85, through the retirement of his father 
from business, is now sole owner and proprietor of the Eastern Brass 

Brother R. F. Whitmer, '85, paid the boys a visit in November, and 
is the same old ** kid " as of yore. 

Brother John M. Stauffer, '87, is assistant cashier of the Scottdalc, 
Pa., National Bank. 

Brother Ben B. Howell, '87, is in business in Uniontown, Pa. 

Brother Charles R. Rhodenbough, *88, is shipping-clerk for a coal 
company at Jeanesville, Pa. 

Brother Clarence H. Semple, *88, is still looking for something to 
turn up. 

Brother W. Dosh Holloway is at home, Danville, Pa., and contem- 
plates, we understand, studying pharmacy. 

SIGMA — ^WoFFORD College, Spartansburg, S. C. 

J. Choice Evins (r). William L. Weber (a). 

Sigma desires to report to the brotherhood the most unparalleled 
success, perhaps, in her prosperous career. October opened with but 
three of the dozen brothers of the past year returned — ^James O'Hara and 
Will L.Weber, of the Senior Class, and Choice Evins, of the Sophomore 
But, as the senior member of the faculty expressed it, they were as sen- 
sible fellows and fine boys as could be foimd in college, and Sigma was 
not apprehensive of the result. With the assistance of our numerous 
resident brothers, we were soon placed on our usual secure footing, and 
as the result desire to introduce, as worthy and loyal Chi Phis, seven new 


men. . . . The Sub-Collegiate Department hasbeen reorganized, limited, 
and regularly installed as a fifth college class, its members possessing all 
privileges of students ; among others, that of joining both literary and 
secret societies. . . . Cappa Alpha, our only rival in point of influence, 
though seldom so in choice of men, returned ten and initiated two, a 
so wonderfully conservative proceeding on her part, generally character- 
ized as somewhat reckless in regard to numbers, as to suggest a suspi- 
cion of necessity and not choice. We are pleased to see this change, 
however, from whatever cause, since the other societies here represented 
have radically departed from all conservatism. . . . One of these, Chi 
Psi, has always been a favored rival, being noted in former years as 
exhibiting great care in her choice of men. For four or five years past she 
has possessed an extremely limited membership in point of numbers, but 
never has been so lax in her initiations as to lay herself open to the 
charge of seeking existence at any cost, or of desiring mere political 
power. She opened with four and has initiated some ten or more. A 
new society has blossomed forth with the approach of winter, Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon, a worthy society, elsewhere in the State, especially at the 
State College in Columbia and the Military Academy at Charleston. Its 
character here may be surmised from the fact that it proceeded at once to 
initiate indiscriminately some twenty-five of those who were "left,** and 
its "capacious maw'* is said to be still insatiate. . . . The standing 
of Sigma in college may be seen from a few statistics. Brother Ellerb6 
was elected Chief Marshal and Choice Evins, Soph. Marshal by the Cal- 
houn Society. EUerb^ also received a high token of regard on the part 
of the faculty in being appointed Monitor of attendance in chapel. At 
the election of Annual Debaters by the Calhoun Society, Ellerb^ was 
elected first position on first ballot ; a Chi Phi secured the second place, 
a Kap. the third ; and though the debaters are usually taken from the 
Junior Class, Brother Evins was handsomely elected to the fourth position, 
albeit but a Sophomore. . . . Brother Weber delivered the Anniversary 
Oration of the Calhoun Society in November, in an oration on Disraeh, 
pronounced by the Professor in English one of the most chaste and pol- 
ished in structure ever delivered on our rostrum. Brother O'Hear re- 
ceived enconiums on all sides from his oration on the " Revocation of 
the Edict of Nantes,'* delivered on the occasion of the Senior exhibition. 
Sigma prides herself that her two Seniors cannot be matched in scholar- 
ship and popular appreciation by any in college. . . . Brother Evins is 
president of a Glee Club which has been organized, and of its twelve 
members, Sigma is the happy possessor of six. Brother Hodges has de- 
veloped into a cornet player of some magnitude, and is quite an addition 
to the chapel services. Brother Mitchell is a skilled pianist, and Brother 
Evins* tenor voice is still the delight of his fi-iends. Brother McGowan 
is the newhew of Judge Samuel McGowan, of the South Carolina Su- 
preme Court, and Sigma has great hopes of her young son. Brother 


Byers is a first cousin of " Brer,** Petty, of '85 fame, and possesses all 
the sterling qualities of the latter ; while Brother Bullock has merited all 
the ecomiums passed upon him by his fellow-townsman. Brother Cobb • 
. . . One of the brothers caught a glimpse of Brother Charles W. Gray, 
*8 1, of Pennsylvania Psi, who passed through our town recently on his way 
North. He is proprietor of a hotel in Hendersonville, N. C, a neighboring 
summer resort. We are in hopes that he will find it possible to pay us a 
more extended visit on his return next spring. . . . The college sus- 
tained a severe loss in the death of the Hon. Simpson Bobo, of this city, 
president of the Board of Trustees, and a munificent patron besides, 
which occurred December 16th. He was the grandfather of Brother 
Howard Bobo, Carlisle, '85. 


The occasion of the Christmas holidays in our little city is the mar- 
riage of our bachelor brother, William Pinckney Irwin, '72, to Miss Ida 
Pyles, on December 29th. Sigma extends her best wishes. 

Rev. H. F, Chrietzberg, '73, spent Christmas in our midst, and 
delivered a most effective sermon before the Methodist congregation. 
He will be stationed at Newberry, during the Ensuing year. 

Charles G. Dantzler, *7$, member of the Legislature, was recently 
admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State. 

Sigma*s sympathies are extended to Craig Twitty, ^'jd, in the bereave- 
ment sustained by the loss of his father. We understand that Dr. Lionel 
Twitty was one of the early D. K. E.*s of Yale. 

Rev. W. R. Richardson, ^'jt, will preach at Columbia during 1886. 

James K. Gilder, '77, has been heard from, and is a prosperous 
physician in Newberry, S. C. 

Gabe C. Cannon, *82, has removed to Anderson. S. C, where he is 
still buying cotton for his Columbia house. We expect him with us 

John T. Green, '82, recently admitted to the bar, will practice his 
profession in Sumpter, S. C. Specer M. Rice, Jr., *83, is practicing in 
Union, S. C, and was successful with his first case. 

John L. Weber, *82, of the Charleston News and Courier staff, 
recently paid us an enjoyable visit. He is still an enthusiastic Chi Phi. 

Will G. Blake, '83, is teaching at Jonesville, Union County, S. C; 

George E. Means, *85, is studying medicine preparatory to a course 
in Charleston. 

George W. Henneman, '86, was elected Chief Marshal by the 
Clariosophic Society of the South Carolina College at Columbia. He 
will parade at their December exercises. 

Robert H. F. Chapman, '87, is merchandising in town, and is on 
hand, regularly, at our meetings with his genial countenance. 

Claude S. Gibbs, '87, did not return, but is attending the South 
Western University, Georgetown, in his native State, Texas. 


Frank B. Cobb, '88, has entered the- drug business in Greenwood, 
S. C. 

Will A. Massebeau, *88, our ex-K. A. brother, is teaching at Branch, 
ville, S. C, and will return next fall. 

Thomas F. Wright, '88, is expected back after the Christmas holi- 

Arthur R. Heyward, '89, is attending Dr. Toomer Porter's famou 
school in Charleston. 

In Dt^mortHYtu 


was bom December 24, 1866, and died June 5, 1885, at his home a Oxford, Ga. 

Brother Griffin's illness was very brief, and we told him " good-bye " almost 
before we could realize that he was going. In the sweet springtime, and he so 
youDg and buoyant, we did not think of death. But he has gone away, and the 
club mourns a true and loyal member, an honored son, and a loved brother. 

Brother Griffin entered college at an early age, coming up from the prepara- 
tory department, and was initiated as a brother soon after his entrance. Possess- 
ing rare gifts, he added to them studious habits, and from the beginning stood 
among the Brst in his class. His genial disposition, his crowning trait, made 
him the favorite of all who knew him, and in the closer relations of club life 
made him the good spirit of the lodge. 

We shall miss him when we see his vacant chair. Just merging into young 
manhood, the bright promise he gave of a true and noble life made us turn with 
eyes of pride to our young brother, whose modesty imder honors proved his just 
deserts. Dear brother, though death has prevented thee wearing the laurel 
wreath here, it shall be more sweetly woven to rest on thy grave. 

Whereas, in the providence of God, *' who doeth all things best," death has 
called away a dear brother ; and 

Whereas, We feel that his loss cannot be repaired, be it, therefore. 

Resolved^ That though the club feels the loss it has sustained in the death of 
Brother Griffin, it yet submits in faith to the decree of an all-wise Providence. 

Resolved^ That in the death of Brother Griffin we have lost a devoted mem* 
ber, a loved brother, and a loyal son. 

Resolved, That his place in our affe<5lions, his love, and his worth, can never 
be Blled. 

Resolved^ That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved with the 
expression cf our heartfelt sympathy , that a copy be published in the Chi Phi 
Quarterly, and that a copy be spread upon the records of the club. 

W. S. Bronham, 
J. W. Pattillo, 
F. S.Johnston, 




Died July 10, 1885, at Oxford, Ga., John W. Pattillo, in the nineteenth year 
of his age. 

John was an earnest, true-heart6d Christian. Possessing all those charac- 
teristics which alone make up the true man, he was loved and admired by all 
He entered the Sub-Freshman Class of Emory College, January, 1882. Always 
standing among the first in his class, he would have carried off one of the 
honors. In his death Gamma*has lost one of the brightest jewels that make up 
her coronets of glory. Though he sleeps and is at rest, his deeds still live, and 
his example stands out as an incentive to higher attainments and the more zealous 
emulation of all the Christian and manly graces that rendered his character so 
symmet ical. 

The following resolutions were adopted by the fraternity : 

Whereas, It has pleased the Creator to call our beloved brother to a 
brighter clime. 

Whereas, We bow with submission to the will of Him who doeth all things 

Resolved, That by his death this Chapter and the fraternity at large has been 
deprived of an earnest and faithful brother. 

Resolved^ That becaase of our regard for our brother, we extend our warmest 
sympathies to his bereaved relatives and friends. 

Resolved^ That a copy of these resolutions be sent the family of the deceased, 
and another to the Chi Phi Quarterly for publication. 


Arthur Horris, 
F. L. Florence, 
J. L. Travis, 



Died, on the of July, at Stone Mountain, Ga., Michael D. Turner, in hii 


Brother Turner was bom in County, Ga., and entered the Sopho- 

more Class of Emory College, 1878. He graduated with distinction in 1882. 
While in college he wielded a powerful influence for good over all with whom he 
was associated by his godly walk and conversation. He was a noble, true- 
hearted boy, and beloved by all who knew him. He was devoted to Chi Phi, 
and manifested his love by a deep interest in everything that pertained to her wel- 

After graduation, he joined the North Georgia Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church South, and was a zealous minister of the Gospel. Early la.<>t 
spring sore afHi(5lions came upon him, and overcome in mind and body by intense 
suffering, he longed for rest, and, in midnight's holy hour, an angel of God bore 
away the sweet spirit of'* Mike *' from its fair, frail tenement of earth back to its 


Creator. During his darkest moments of mental depression and suffering, this 
was the unspoken sentiment of his heart : 

" In the midst of the troubles and sorrows I bear, 
By faith I repose on His breast, 
I know He will make my afflidtions His care. 
And bring me at last to His rest." 
He now rests 

'' Where the &ded flowers shall freshen. 
Freshen never more to &de ; * 
Where the shaded sky shall brighten, 
Brighten nerer more to shade." 

The chapter adopted the following resolutions : 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from among us our 
heloved brother, M. D. Turner, 

Resolved^ That whilst mourning his loss, we do most humbly submit to the 
will of God. 

Resolved^ That in the death of our beloved brother we have lost from the 
brotherhood an earnest, true, and loyal member. 

Resolved^ That we extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy, 
with the assurance that the memory of our departed brother will ever be chexished 
with tenderest love. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the 
deceased, and that another be furnished thp Chi Phi Quarterly for pub- 
lication. Respectfully submitted, 

C. Evans Pattillo, 


E. F. Cook, 



Died August 8, 1885, at Wills Point, Texas, N. T. Burks, in the thirty-third 
year of his age, of typho-malarial fever. 

He entered Emory College in 1870, and graduated with distin<flion in 1874. 
As a Chi Phi, none ever wore the starlet and blue with more pride, or sustained 
its glory more creditably than did our deceased brother. He entered the East 
Texas Conference in December, 1874, and was subsequently elected Professor in 
the S>outh-Westem University, at Georgetown. He afterwards transferred to the 
South Georgia Conference in 1880. In 1883, he was elected Principal of the 
Third District Public School of Galveston, which position he held at his death. 
He was among the foremost educators in his State. Loving truth and despising 
h3rpocrisy, he lived a life in every way worthy of emulation. Thoroughly con- 
scious till the last, his fast-failing powers of body, mind and heart with one 
grand effort united in this last prayer : *' Thy will be done." 

His death was triumphant, as a consequence of his life — calm, serene, soothed 
by an unalterable faith, he wrapped the drapery of his couch about him and lay 
down to pleasant dreams. 


CHI. — Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. 

C. B. VoGENiTZ (r). N. Dresbach (a). 

The fell term of the Ohio Wesleyan University has almost passed, 
id thus fer nothing has happened to break the monotony or give 
spice " to the routine of college work, unless it be the " Frederick 
^arde case,** in which some sixty students were disciplined for break- 
g one of the rules of the college code by going to see Warde play Rich- 
rd III. But what little sensation this adlion of the faculty occasioned 
is long since died out, and is now almost forgotten. . . . Life in the 
reek world, too, has been quiet and uneventful, though the different 
atemities have all been adlive and on the alert. . . . Chi Phi, although 
\x sons are fewer and younger than those of her rivals, yet has secured 
1 equal share of the spoils in the rush for new men, without incur- 
tig the ill-will of any one, or in any degree lowering the *' Chi Phi stand- 
id." Unfortunately, owing to the " prep, rule*' enforced here, much 
' our work doth not yet appear, but we have the satisfadlion of know- 
g that we have in these ** hidden forces " the promise of future 
rength. . . . Just here let me introduce our youngest brother, A. L. 
lellenberger, of Covington, Ohio, a member of the Sophomore Class, 
rother Shellenberger was initiated Saturday night, December 5th, and 
already an enthusiastic worker in the interests of Chi Phi. . . . The 
int anniversary banquet of Chi and Iota, held at Columbus, Ohio, on 
e evening of November 6th, was a grand success. We only regret 
at there were not more of our alumni present. The " spread " was 
gal and the toasts eloquent and enthusiastic. We especially enjoyed 
e remarks of Brother Cowan on " Reminiscence of Ohio Psi." . . . • 
he best news we have heard from the Convention as yet is that it chose 
Duisville, Ky., for its next place of meeting. Chi will not lack repre- 
:ntation next year. 


Brother F. F. Dudnit, '85, is at present wrestling with the books of 
e Ohio Stove Company of Portsmouth, O. 

At the wedding of Brother Connell's (Iota) sister. Miss Lou, to Mr. 
eorge Burke, which occurred in Christ Church, Portmouth, O., Novem- 
;r 1 8th, Brothers Clare (Chi), Barnes, (Chi), Connell (Iota), and Dudnit 
hi), of that city, were their attendants, making it stridlly a Chi Phi) 

PSI — Lehigh College, South Bethlehem, Pa. 

W. H. Stoke (r). E. E. Stetson (A). 

Since our last communication to the Quarterly little of moment 

as happened in the fraternity world of Lehigh. Psi has been leading 

accustomed uneventful life, having, however, had very good success 


in securing new members. Eight names have been added to our rolls. 
Brother J. L, Stewart had the honor of being the hundredth man initiated 
into Chi Phi at Lehigh. The event was observed with appropriate 

ceremonies The defundl chapter of A T A, at the present 

writing, has not sprung into life under the wing of another fraternity. 
It is generally understood that this is its wish ; but how soon the desired 
step will be made remains to be seen. . . . The Psi Chapter is 
somewhat crippled by the absence, due to illness, of three of its acflive 
members, brothers Bradford, Morris and Schwartz. They are all re- 
ported as doing well, and there is every prospect of opening our next 
college term with twenty adlive members. ... On Wednesday, 
December 9th, Brother C. L. Rogers, '83, and Miss Urbb, of Bethlehem, 
were married in Trinity Church, Bethlehem. 

OMEGA — Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. 

L. F. AsHCRAFT (r). H. K. Beachley (a). 

The present term has been one of unusual interest and pleasure 
for Omega. Since our last communication we have made a very valu- 
able addition to our number. I refer to Brother J. Moore, of Carlisle, Pa. 
Brother Moore is a member of the class of '87, and was, without doubt, 
one of the most desirable men in college. We initiated him on the 25th 
of November last. We have several other men in view, whose names 
we hope may be soon recorded as ** Kiffies.** . . . Our fourth annual 
Thanksgiving banquet was held at the Mansion House on Wed- 
nesday, November 25th. It was in every way a brilliant affair, and a 
splendid success. Fifteen brothers, among whom was Brother KaufT- 
man, of Zeta, whose presence was greatly appreciated, for we found him 
an excellent fellow and an enthusiastic Chi Phi, gathered around the 
festal board and did ample justice to the tempting and palatable dainties 
under which the table fairly groaned. After several hours of uninter- 
rupted enjoyment, and after the usual toasts had been responded to, the 
banquet, which will ever be fresh in our memories, was a thing of the 
past. . . . Omega was represented at the Convention by brothers 
Zug, Stafford and Bamitz, who, on their return, entertained us with 
glowing descriptions of what they did and saw in New York, and they 
declared they never had a better time. The members of Omega will be 
greatly pleased to welcome any brothers who may at any time chance 
to be in Carlisle. 


Brothers W. C. Norris, '83, and R. C. Norris, '84, paid us a short 
visit several weeks since. 

Brother F. L. Stevick, *85, is roaming through the West. 


Brother G. S. C. Ames, *86, has a position in a bank, Dubuque, 

Brother Charles Bremer, '87, is studing law at the University of 


I send to the Quarterly the following storiQs, over which many of 
us have held aching sides in our little lodge room in the " Auld Lang 
Syne: '• 

One of the professors, whom all the boys feared even more than an 
irate policeman, had a very interesting daughter, who had taken com- 
plete possession of Brother R. Since she attended the University her 
father had forbade her having company, but by the aid of her mother, 
(R. always understood the management of mater famiiias), many pleasant 
half-hour meetings were held in a side parlor of the house during the 
gloom of the June evenings. When R. had been up there every evening 
for over a week, the rest of us, adluated perhaps by a litde jealousy, de- 
cided to bring him back to earth. Securing a trusty drayman, we 
arranged with him to take R.'s large trunk up to the professor's and leave 
it. If he returned with the trunk he was to have no pay. 

Suddenly aroused from a long Greek reading, the professor came to 
the door, lamp in hand, to find a huge trunk on the porch and the dray- 
man lashing his horse down the avenue. " Hi ! hi ! " yelled the aston- 
ished preceptor ; but Mike was bound to earn that quarter. R. and the 
young lady had advanced to the window of the side parlor to see what 
was going on, and you may imagine his feelings as he heard the old man 
spelling his name on the end of the trunk. 

A dray horse can move right rapidly when it tries, but R. beat that 
horse down the long hill by fully a square. After he had torn his hair 
for a period, he became resigned, and by midnight had been known to 
smile again. How he fixed it up with the professor we never knew, but 
the trunk came back next day, and the secret meetings were non est. 

Another brother, who was a great ' ' ladies* man," wore a ring having a 
Chi Phi badge arranged as a set. In a large company a young lady 
was carefully examining it, to his great delight, and he asked her if she 
could read the letters forming the monogram. Amidst dead silence in 
the room, she said " O, X, I.** •' Oh, yes ; you supply some words, and 
it means * /am an ox* ** 

Two fables contributed by the needy editor : 

A roost once deciding that it ought to be represented when the 
cocks crowed, and that it would be too much trouble for all to crow, ap- 


pointed a young cock, with healthy lungs, who should do the crowing for 
the roost. Lo ! at midnight, the other cocks crowed, but the officer cock 
forgot to crow, being too much engaged with other things. Thereupon 
the other fowls beat him sorely and took away his office and gave it to 
another. This fable teaches that he crows best who crows every time he 
ought to. 

A certain number of wise beavers decided to build a wall about 
their domain, both for protedlion and union. They appointed one of 
their number chief builder, but failed to supply any of the material for 
carrying on the work. Then, since the wall was not so fine as the walls 
of their neighbors, they cast blame upon the chief builder. Do you sec 
the point ? *' Yes, thank you. Enclosed find one dollar.** 


(From the New York Times, through Scroll.) 

There are four societies in Harvard which are entitled to special 
mention, both from the size of their membership and from the lapse of 
years since they were founded. These four societies are the Hasty 
Pudding Club, the Pi Eta Society, the Institute of 1770, and the Everett 
Athenaeum. The two former are Senior societies, the two latter are 
Sophomore societies. The Sophomore societies are regarded as stepping 
stones to the societies of the Senior year — the Institute of 1770 to the 
Hasty Pudding, and the Athenaeum to the Pi Eta. 

Within the Institute, as in all controlling inner circles in the A K E, 
familiarly known at Harvard as the " Dickey,'* the members are ele^ed 
in squads of ten men at a time. The first ten is chosen by the society 
at the close of the Freshman year, and great is the honor to be one of 
these ten men, as the start then afforded them makes them prominent 
then for the rest of the college course. When the " first ten " is elecfled 
from the Freshman class the eledlion of the rest of the society from their 
class passes into their hands. At the beginning of the Sophomore year 
more tens are eledled until the membership of the society reaches nearly 
a hundred. The first four or five tens, by virtue of their elecflion into 
the Institute, become members of the A K £. 

The initiation which these men have to undergo is more curious than 
any other at Harvard. For five days the members of each ten arc 
dressed up in fancy costumes of the most absurd variety, and are made 
subject to the beck and call of all members of the '* Dickey,** past or 
present. The trials and tribulations which befall them during this brief 
period of time can well be imagined. A son of a prominent Boston cler- 
gyman recently might have been seen slowly wending his way across 
the athletic field toward the college yard, dressed as an old and decrepit 


soldier, who, from his appearance, might have been mistaken for a 
veteran who had gone with Napoleon from Toulon to Waterloo, and 
lived to the present day to boast of the exploits of his " Little Corporal." 
His left arm was in a sling ; his right side was supported by a crutch ; a 
huge piece of court-plaster adorned his face ; his right leg was wound up 
in innumerable folds of red flannel ; his clothes were in tatters, and his 
whole appearance was sufficient to terrify a small child. Another 
neophyte was seen a few days ago running through Harvard Square 
followed by a howling mob of children. On his back were imitation 
wings, which flapped and waved as he sped through the crowded streets. 
A third neophyte was crossing the yard dressed as a lady, with long 
skirts and flowing hair, Surrounded by an admiring crowd of youngsters. 
A fourth was dressed to represent a coachman ; a fifth to represent an 
old-clothes man, and so on as the ingenuity of the members of the society 

Besides this open initiation there is a still more severe secret initia- 
tion, in which, among other things, each neophyte is branded a certain 
number of times on his left arm. The scar of this branding remains 
for years, and often for a lifetime. It is no uncommon sight to see a 
number of the oarsmen when stripped tor work marked with the six little 
scars of this lasting memorial of their initiation into the A K E. 

A. Howard Tinges, C. E. (Wash, and Lee Uni. N. Chapter, '74), has 
just been appointed Supervisor of Division No. 2, Maryland Division of 
the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, with headquar- 
ters at Wilmington, Delaware. In this capacity Brother Tinges has 
charge of all tracks and property of the company between Wilmington 
and Havre de Grace. The promotion is a deserved one. The officers of 
the railroad company fully appreciate Brother Tinges' ability as an en- 
gineer, and his success and further promotion is assured. 

Official /^otiee^. 

So all EDembepjoF i.\ie CI^I tp!;! Ppatepnit^, 

GpactiDf : 
The next Annual Convention of this Fraternity will 
assemble in Louisville, Ky., on the third Wednesday in 
November, A. D. 1886, A. F., LXI. The Committee of 
Arrangements arc John A. Haldemian, Chairman ; Thomas 
M. Sehon, Bedford H. Trabur, J. C. Halstead, Jr., and 
A. B. Du Pont. I also announce the following appointments 
fonhc Convention: Orator, H.S. Cavanaugh(P), Easton.Pa.; 
Alternate, Harry St. Vail (s), Cleveland, 0.; Poet, Edwin 
A. Gemant [/,), Allenlown, Pa. ; Alternate, Capers Dickson, 
Oxford, Ga. 

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Gamma.— C. Evans Pattillo, '86, Griffin, Ga. ; Jim E. Worren, '88, 
Griffin, Ga. ; O. H. Arnold, '88, Lexington, Ga.; J. W. Burke, Jr., 
*89. Macon, Ga. ; H. C. Pattillo, '89, Atlanta, Ga. ; Will D. Travis, 
'89, Conyers, Ga. ; H. W. Fitzpatrick, '89, Augusta, Ga. ; Nathaniel 
Wilson, '90, Atlanta, Ga. ; V. H. Taliaferro, '90, Atlanta, Ga. ; 
Oliver Lester, '90, Bomesville, Ga. 

Epsilon. — ^J. N. Barney, '87, Fredericksburg, Va. ; W. M. Watkins, '86, 
Alderson. W. Va. ; F. G. Hartman, '88, Staunton, Va. ; Joe H. 
Vance, U. J. Seminary, Bristol, Tenn. 

Zeta. — ^J. R. Cleaver, '89, Easton, Pa. ; S. E. Koontz, '86, Hancock, 
Md. ; H. F. Dittman, '87, Rattonville, Pa.; W. H. Welchaus, '89, 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Eta. — N. R. Broyles. '89, Atlanta, Ga. ; L. A. Knight, '89, Atlanta, Ga. ; 
W. Wright, *89, Augusta, Ga. 

Theta. — L. D. Clark, '89, Iowa City, la. ; Chas. Metcalf, '89, Pittsburg, 
Pa. ; R. U. Bruce, '89, Pittsburg, Pa. ; J. S. Moliner, '89, Habana, 

Iota. — D. F. Snyder, *86, Springfield, O. ; Allen E. Thurman, '89 
Columbus, O. ; Harry H. Marsh, '89, Columbus, O.; Frank H. 
Savage, '89, Columbus, O. ; William Hurst, '88, Mansfield, O, 

Lambda. — P. B. Thornton, '89, San Francisco, Cal. ; C. G. Bonner, '89, San 
Francisco, Cal. ; R. P. Moore, '89, San Francisco, Cal. ; E. M. Nor- 
ton, '89, Healdsburg, Cal. ; J. H. Stockton, '89, Stockton, Cal. ; 
R. L. Sherwood, '89, San Francisco, Cal.; A. P. Hayne, '89, Santa 
Barbara, Cal. 

Mu. — D. H. Gildersleeve, '89, Tenely, N. J. ; Henry Power, '89, Mont- 
clair, N. J. ; E. J. WiUis, "88, Richmond, Va. 

Omicron.— Ralph Hebert Smith, '88 ; Morgan Walcott, '88 ; Carlton 
Melville DeWolf, '88. 

Pi. — ^A. C. Robards. Hannibal, Mo. ; L. T. Baker, Charleston, S. C. 
Wm. Kinny, Whiteville, Tenn. ; F. A. Parker, New Orleans, La. 
Frank M. George, Versailles, Ky. ; P. B. Moore, Charleston, Mo. 
B. H. Entoe, Nashville, Tenn. 

Rho. — ^John R. Hening, '89, Bloomsburg, Pa. ; Douglas Graig, '89, 
Mauch Chunk, Pa. ; W. Wally Dons. Chesterville, Pa. 


Sigma. — ^James Edwin Ellerbe, '87, Marion, S. C. ; George Washington 
Hodges, *88, Hodges, Abbeville County, S. C; Edward Davis 
Byers, Union County, S. C. ; Claude Anderson Floyd, '84, Water- 
loo, Laurens County, S. C. ; Samuel McGowan, Jr., '84, Spartans- 
burg, S. C. ; William Robert Bullock, Greenwood. S. C, and 
Arthur Jesse Mitchell, sub-collegiate, Wilmington, N. C. 

Phi. — ^Wm. P. Bigelow, '89, Amhurst, Mass. ; Geo. B. Churchill, '89, 
Worcester, Mass. ; H. S. Dixon, '89, Smyrna, N. Y. ; F. E. 
Gurney, '89, Brockton, Mass.; Wm. W. Herrick, '89, Amhurst, 
Mass. ; Wm. R. Howard, '89, Deerfield, Mass. ; S. R. Jones, '89. 
Brockton, Mass. ; F. S. Kenyon, '89, Adams, N. Y. ; F. J. Moore. 
•89, Suffield, Conn. ; R. P. Watkins, '89, Albany. N. Y. ; G. W. 
Wilder, '89, Worcester, Mass. ; M. W. Moorehead, '89, Erie, Pa. 

Chi. — A. L. Shellabarger, '88, Covington, O. 

Psi. — Lewis Clyde Smith, '89, Muncy, Pa. ; Chas. William Schwartz, Jr., 
'89, Germantown, Pa. ; John Milton Humphrey, '89, Germantown, 
Pa. ; Wallis Eastburn Howe, '89, Reading, Pa. ; James Leo 
Stewart, Jr., '89, Lancaster, Pa. ; Hubert Alexander Bonzano, '88, 
Phoenixville, Pa. 

Advanced Electricians. — Edward Conner, Philadelphia, Pa. ; 
Robert McAllister Lloyd, Belvidere, N. J. 

Omega. — Robert McL. Smith, '89, Hagerstown, Md. ; Johnston Moore, 
'87, Carlisle, Penn. 

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Vol. XI. APRIL, 1886. No. 2. 

By Geo. Wm. Hart, for '85, A Chapter. 

Chi Phi, to thee our parting song 

We'll proudly sing to-night. 
We'll swell the chorus loud and long, 

Chi Phi, our beacon light. 


Then sing we loud our Chapter's fame, 

Let Chi Phi praises ring. 
And may we from our future lives 

To thee our laurels bring. 


While backward through our college life 
Our memory fondly strays. 

The light from Chi Phi emblems seem 
To shed the brightest rays. — Cho. 

Four years within the mystic bonds 

We've watched with jealous eye. 
Lest any stranger dare assail 

The honor of Chi Phi. — Cho. 


But now our parting hour has come. 

To thee we say good-by, 
But high our hearts shall ever beat 

To thy loved name, Chi Phi. — Cho. 



A few days after the Convention I happened to see 
Brother Oscar Meyer (Pa. Beta), who said he was much dis- 
appointed in not being able to attend the Convention, as 
important business kept him at Allentown. He asked about 
the amendments, new officers, and who were there. Evidently 
Brother Meyer's interest in Chi Phi is as great as in days 
gone by. 

Brother James Bishop (Delta), known by some at the 
Convention as " woven ribbon," is now stationed in the West 
Indies. Just before he sailed a long letter was received from 
him. Among others he wrote that it gave him great pleasure 
to attend the New York Convention, as it was some ten years 
since he had attended one. Here he met brethren, old and 
fast friends whom he had not seen for many years. He also 
said : " The next Convention is too good a thing to look for- 
ward to, but if possible I intend to be there." 

Ex-Grand Alpha, Rev. Asher Anderson (Delta), ex- 
pressed great regret at not being able to be present at the 
Convention. At that time he was moving from his old church 
in New Jersey to his new charge in Connecticut. 

Rumor tells us that Brother E. C. Pratt (Theta), is now 
in New Ybrk City, engaged as a partner in a large granite 
firm, and that he is about to take unto himself a "better half." 
I am sure all his Chi Phi brethren will give him their best 
wishes. From the same source we understand that Brother 
Clark, also of Theta, is in New York, and is much liked by 
the brethren of Gotham. 

Cincinnati has bid farewell to two of her Chi Phis, 
Brothers Remer and Ironside, who have gone to New York, 
and have opened a law office at 59 Liberty street, in that city. 

We hear from an old friend of Brother Roberts, of Mu, 
that he is still at the Santa Fe Railroad shops in Topeka, 
Kansas, and complains of the few " Kiffi'es " that cross his 
path. His address is 199 East 6th street. 


In Pittsburgh, a few days ago, we chanced to meet Brother 
Hull (Upsilon '70), who said he was engaged in large lumber 
interests in New Jersey. He remarked that being at the Con- 
vention brought back to him the days gone by, when he used 
to attend them year after year. 



Fraternity life at Cornell College is especially aftive, the 
leading men being connefted with the different organizations. 
All the college movements are inaugurated and managed by 
Greek letter men. Chapter-houses abound, the chapters are 
wealthy, and the "mystic life" may be studied in its most 
complete and comfortable aspeft. There are chapters of Psi 
Upsilon, Kappa Alpha, Alpha Delta Phi, Zeta Psi, Theta 
Delta Chi, Phi Kappa Psi, Chi Psi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, and Delta Upsilon, with odd men in Delta 
Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Chi Phi and a few others. 
Alpha Delta Phi, Zeta Psi and Psi Upsilon have chapter- 
houses of their own, and, with the Kappa Alpha, have the 
choice of men. They have a membership of about twenty 
each, excepting Zeta Psi, which averages fifteen. This frater- 
nity is the most sele£l and richest in the college,' having a 
handsome house and no debt. The Kappa Alpha, however, 
are perhaps even in a better financial condition, having several 
members of the &culty. It will probably build a house this 
spring. The Theta Delta Chi have a very nice and energetic 
set of men. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon for years stood far in advance, 
but, owing chiefly to the want of a chapter-house, have fallen 
and dwindled away to nine men. It is undoubtedly a faft 
that possessing a chapter-house enables a fraternity to have 
the choice of men. Phi Kappa Psi has but eight or nine men, 
and exists more in a name than anything of influence. Still 
worse is Beta Theta Pi — few men and not very seleft One 


of them has distinguished himself as an ardent and noisy 
member of the Salvation Army. The members of Delta 
Upsilon are mixed in appearance and disposition, but are in 
common among the " digs." As a result of their hard work 
they do much in the way of college honors. Chi Psi just 
started ag^in last spring, and is not making much headway. 
The field seems to be too well occupied already for the new- 
comer. Unless it could start with a chapter-house and a good 
fund at its back, its chances of life are small. 

There are six hundred and thirty-four students, and the 
outlook for Cornell is all any one could ask. She has a 
library of over sixty thousand volumes, and scarcely a term 
passes without some one endowing a professorship. There 
is a fine gymnasium, splendidly equipped, and athletic sports 
of all kinds run high. She has never been beaten but two 
years in boating, and her ball nine and polo team have their 
first defeat to see since four years ago. There being so 
many students, the " rushing " is done very secretly, and even 
the ceremony of " bringing out " is not observed as in some 
other institutions. The Greeks are farly exclusive, but there 
is not much tendency to combine for elections. 

W. B. SlflTH (I, '87). 


At any Convention of the Chi Phi Fraternity the novi- 
tiates are always on the quivwe to see " Sixer " and his badge. 
Perhaps no man has gained so widespread reputation or such 
enviable notoriety for congeniality as this same " Sixer." His 
natural modesty preventing any appearance of his face upon 


this page, he has consented to the portrayal of his only '* bet- 
ter half" — his badge. Bro. Harry W. Cremer was initiated 
at Lancaster, Penn., in 1866, the present Zeta chapter at the 
Franklin and Marshall College having been established twelve 
years before by the Princeton order. Conventions had been 
held, if my data is correct, at Geneva in 1867, and New Bruns- 
wick in 1868. The following year the body convened at Lan- 
caster under the new auspices of the Hobort order, and at that 
time " Sixer " made his appearance as a delegate. From that 
year until the present time he has never missed being present 
at a Convention, and for the past decade has served constantly 
as chairman or a member of the first and most honorary com- 
mittee — Credentials. He leads a very pleasant and quiet life, 
with sufficient business interests, and passes much of his time 
with " the boys " of the different chapters. He is one of the 
"fathers *' in council, and keeps well posted upon the daily 
workings of the order. 

The badge forms a striking contrast in its Puritanical plain- 
ness to the jewelled emblems of to-day. It is of a good quality 
of gold, each monogram being about twice the thickness of 
heavy cardboard. Upon the arms may be seen the symbols 
which the waves of time have effaced from our modern badges, 
to be replaced by rich but meaningless stones. We have gained 
the colors in the change, but have lost, to outward appearance, 
the characters which are of so much inward importance. The 
vine upon the Phi will recall one feature of the secret work- 
ings, but probably at the time when it was made denoted 
things which have since been lost. Several years since the 
badge was missing from its long accustomed place on Sixer's 
waistcoat and the owner was in a state bordering on distrac- 
tion. For days a search was made in every conceivable place, 
a reward was offered, but the missing article refused to come 
forth. At length it was found upon the proud neckscarf of a 
little school girl who had picked it up on the street. The re- 
joiced Sixer fully atoned for her grief at being despoiled of her 
" pretty " by his liberal donation. Since then he has carefully 
guarded it, beside having full instructions engraved on its back. 


The history of the badge is not clearly known. It was 
manufaftured in Philadelphia by Martin Leans, but in what year 
cannot now be ascertained. It passed through several hands 
and eventually came to Brother Cremer in 1867, at a nominal 
price of about eight dollars. It was undoubtedly manu&c- 
tured for some member of the Princeton order and came from 
there to Zeta. It is generally supposed that this is the oldest 
badge of Chi Phi now in existence. If it came from Princeton 
to Lancaster it would be many years older than the period 
of the present ownership. If this little sketch results in any 
light being thrown upon the subject or in bringing out a 
still older badge it will have served its purpose. S. 


Henry H. Soule, Cornell *8o, of Rahway, N. J., recently 
of the Department of State at Washington, is the author of a 
little volume of which the Syracuse Standard of JsLtiusiry 24th 
has this to say : 

" Many Syracusans may have noticed a modest little book called 
' Canoe and Camp Cookery,' recently put forth by the Forest and Stream 
Publishing Company, without knowing that the author is a native of this 
city and until a few years ago a resident of Syracuse. It is not long 
since the figure of Henry H. Soule was a familiar one here. A cripple 
from boyhood, he early showed evidence that if his body was less adlive 
than that of other boys, his mind was unusually alert and his talent for 
acquiring languages and certain kinds of scientific information some- 
thing extraordinary. Young Soule*s taste for hunting and fishing, as an 
adjun<fl of out-door life, of which he was an ardent lover, kept him while 
in college at Ithaca constantly at war with the professors and formed the 
subjefl of much good-natured raillery among his friends who liked more 
sociable companions than a dog and gun. Soule*s camping expeditions 
and his adventures on the waters of Cayuga Lake have passed into 
legendary history at Cornell. On more than one occasion the young 
fellow who could not walk a foot without his crutches, or swim a stroke* 
has paddled his frail canoe from Ithaca to Syracuse by way of Cayuga 
Lake, the Seneca River and Onondaga Lake, sleeping under hb boat at 


night and with no other companion than his dog. Young Soule*s con- 
nedlion with the University was severed before he completed his course, 
the only study he cared greatly for being Nature, and that not being in- 
cluded in the requirements for a degree at Cornell. Since his University 
days he has not lost in any degree his enthusiasm for out-door life. No 
one but a lover of the woods would have inserted this paragraph in a 
cook-book : 

"'A good many campers — and especially lady campers — think it 
necessary to carry a camp stove ; some people go into the woods with an 
ice-box and a ton of ice, and others bring with them hair mattresses. I 
do not camp with such people, and I think every true woodsman will 
agree with me, that these deluded persons do not enjoy to the full the 
pleasure and wholesome exhilaration of real camp life. A bed of spruce 
or hemlock browse, properly ' shingled * and of good depth, is the cleanest, 
softest, most fragrant and healthful couch in the world. If I never 
camped for any other reason, I would go once a year for the express 
purpose of enjoying for a brief season the delicious odor and natural 
elastic softness of this best of beds.* 

" Many passages in the book remind the reader of Thoreau, so 
much of the spirit of Nature does the writer contrive to catch in his limpid 
sentences. The person who looks for Thoreau*s philosophy in this little 
cook-book will, of course, be disappointed, but Mr. Soule has flavored 
his recipes with the smell of pine woods, and makes the reader long for 
a drink of spring water as it bubbles from the sand and a night*s sleep 
on hemlock browse ; he has, in short, put the essence of out-door life 
into a little volume intended to teach the slave of the office-desk and the 
book-worm how to get the fullest enjoyment out of a week spent under 
the open sky, along some lake or water-course." 

William H. Miller, '72, is the leading archite£l of Central 
New York and is one of the best known of the young mem- 
bers of his profession in the country. He usually has build- 
ings in process of construction in three or four States, and has 
received several commissions for residences in New York 
City. His specialty is domestic architecture and his master- 
piece the beautiful Fiske mansion, which crowns one of the 
hills at Ithaca, and is conceded to be one of the handsomest 
private residences in America. It is now the subjeCl of a law- 
suit between Cornell University and Professor Willard Fiske. 
Mr. Miller is the architeft of the new Chi Phi chapter house 
at Amherst, and he also designed the chapter houses of Al- 


pha Delta Phi and of Psi Upsilon at Cornell, and of Psi Upsi- 
lon at Lehigh. Brother Miller's headquarters are at Ithaca, 
New York. 

H. Kirk Brown, *8o, who is spending the winter in South- 
em Florida, was elefted Justice of the Peace in his native city 
of Syracuse, N. Y., last February, by a majority of nearly two 

James A. Cockrane, '74, of Hillhurst, Quebec, is one of 
the proprietors of the largest stock ferm in Canada. 

Charles H. Stevens, Amherst, *8i, and Cornell, '82, is the 
editor and proprietor of the Homer (N. Y.) Republican, 

George A. Gregory, '81, is the city editor of the Savan- 
nah (Ga.) News, 

C. Prosser Ruger, '82, of Syracuse, N. Y., is a member of 
the law firm from which his father, Chief Justice Ruger 
recently retired. 

Herbert H. Gadsby, '86, one of the Chi Phi's now at Cor- 
nell, is a6ling editor-in-chief of the Cornell Era. He was 
ele6led a Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year — an unusual 

Pascal C. J. De Angelis, '70, was recently appointed by 
Governor Hill one of the trustees of the New York State 
Asylum for the Insane at Utica. 

Rev. Dudley W. Rhodes, '69, of Cincinnati, is one of the 
leading Episcopal clergymen of Southern Ohio. 



There is an idea altogether too common among Alumni 
that all chapter work ceases, so far as they are concerned, with 
graduation. To be sure, our aftive membership closes at that 
time, but we continue as members of the fraternity through 
life, and we are never too old to render assistance to our 
mother chapter. 


It is to be regretted that not only do some of the Alumni 
cease to work for their chapter, but they rapidly lose all the 
interest which they formerly cherished in her. 

It is the objeft of these few lines to call the attention of 
the Alumni to this fa£l, and to suggest how the defe£l may be 
remedied, and thus lead to the great advantage of the various 

The opportunities for this kind of work which may present 
themselves to us will differ much according to our profession 
and surroundings. Of course, those who are pursuing further 
studies in a professional school have comparatively little op- 
portunity for aiding their respective chapters, or the fraternity 
as a whole ; but many professional men in active life often 
know of available men intending to enter a college where our 
fraternity is represented, and, by a letter of introduction, or a 
note of information to an officer of the chapter, could be of 
much assistance in securing valuable men for our chapters. 
Especially is this the case with those engaged in teaching and 
preparing pupils for college. The powerful influence of the 
teacher over his pupil is too well known to require proof. 
This influence, wisely exerted, coupled with judicious remarks 
and proper letters, will go further than the most strenuous 
efforts of the chapter members after the candidate has begun 
his college course. 

Moreover, those engaged in commercial pursuits and the 
more a£live callings of life have opportunities for aiding the 
chapter and fraternity which will be of as much service and as 
much appreciated as the efforts of others. 

Although the constant and ever recurring need of every 
live chapter is for first-class men, there is no chapter which 
would not be benefited by some useful gift. Perhaps the 
alumnus can best show his interest, and be of a£lual value to 
his chapter in a letter of kindly and friendly advice upon some 
special topic, or upon the general course and workings of the 
chapter. If a lodge is about undertaking some projefl in a 
financial or business way, let him whose experience has been 
such as to make his advice valuable, offer suggestions and 


counsel ; but above all, let him not be offended if these same 
be not adopted or carried out. 

The advantage thus to be gained is not wholly one-sided, 
it is reciprocal and must be from the nature of the case. Tak- 
ing an aftive interest in the welfare of your college society Is 
to invite the aftive members thereof to take an interest in you, 
and this is most sure to follow. 

Scarcely anything is more satisfa£lory to an undergrad- 
uate than to realize that the chapter Alumni are watching with 
interest and appreciating his efforts for the advancement of 

their common interests. 

Phi, '85. 


Dear Brother : 

Enclosed please find the subscription price of the 

"Quarterly." I got more satisfaction out of this dollar 

than of any other that I spen during the year, and always 

read all the chapter letters with great interest The latest 

number, I think is the best ever printed, though, perhaps, it 

contains no single article so valuable as the papers contributed 

by Brother Rogers two years ago. You and the fraternity 

are to be congratulated. Yours faithfully, 

John D. Adams. 
The Standard Office, 

Syracuse, February 18, 1886. 

Dear Brother : 

Very much to my gratification the Quarterly arrived 
the other day, and I take this opportunity to forward my sub- 
scription for the same. I very foolishly neglected to attend to 
the matter when at the convention in New York, and am veiy 
glad to be able to do so now. I wish you every possible suc- 
cess in the management of the Quarterly, and I would that 
every alumnus and active member were enrolled on your sub- 
scription lists. Fraternally yours, 

W. Fred. Williabis. 
Bristol, R. I. 


Dear Brother: 

I congratulate you heartily on the appearance and con- 
tents of the first number of Vol. XL of the Quarterly. The 
correspondence department is delightful, and is one of 
the most admirable means of securing a uniform fraternity 
policy and standard. 

An unprejudiced observer is particularly impressed with 
the exceptional work and apparent tone of the Sigma, though 
the increased esprit du corps, in every chapter reported, is 

It is a matter of great regret that the Zetas of Beta and 
Phi have not corresponded. 

Kindly send C. W. Gray's Quarterly, if you have not 
already mailed it, to him at Jacksonville, Fla., P. O. Box, No. 

The Buffalo Chi Phis — in case you haven't " got them on 
your list " — are : 

Dr. G. F. H. Bartlett (0), 523 Delaware avenue. 

Lewis Payne, Esq.(5^, Coit Block. 

Rev. C .F. J. Wrigley (!'), 86 Vermont street. 

Lester Wheeler, M. A. (/'), 310 Pearl street 

F. H. C. Blackmon {Y\ 304 Main street. 

Enclosed find postal note for jli.oo for my subscription 

for 1886. Yours in the fraternity, 

Lewis Stockton, 

284 Main Street. 
Buffalo, N. Y., 

February 13, 1886. 

My Dear Brother : 

Enclosed please find one dollar in payment for a year's 
subscription to the Quarterly. Have not heard any thing 
irom the fraternity in two or three years, and am glad to know 
that we still have a publication in existence. 

Fraternally yours, 

C. F.J. Wrigley, (r 79.) 

St. Mary's on the Hill, Buffalo, N. Y. 


Dear Brother: 

Do you not think it is about time for the fraternity to 

have another catalogue ? Considering the difficulties under 

which it was compiled, the present one is certainly a great 

credit, both to the fraternity and to the compilers, but a good 

many changes have taken place since 1882, and the book 

should be brought up to date. I should like to hear a few 

opinions on this question. Fraternally yours, 

Frank C. Osborn {S '80.) 
Pittsburgh, Penna., 

February 26, 1886, 

Dear Sir and Brother. 

I enclose jli.oofor the Quarterly for 1886. I asked 
Bro. Elsbree some time ago to either send me the Editor's 
address, or tell you to send the Quarterly. As I have 
neither received the Quarterly or a letter from him, suppose 
he has forgotten it. 

Bro. Vincent {X) is practicing law here. P. B. Russell 
(P) has a ranch some hundred miles south, and is in town 

Goodfellow of Texas, went through here last spring as 
interpreter for the Mexican editors, so we see one of the boys 
occasionally. If you ever run across Dawson {S\ in Colum- 
bus, remember me to him please. I had the pleasure of 
initiating, him in '72 in Lexington, Va. 

With fraternal regards yours, 

John W. Hall, {S '73). 
Las Vegas, N. M. 

March 4, 1886. 

Dear Brother : 

Enclosed find the necessary fund. Brother Thomas Gris- 
wold is Chief Clerk under State Railroad Inspeftor Apthorp. 
His residence is here. Brother J. D. Hubbard, of Psi, '78, 
resides here. He is City Clerk and Real Estate Agent, and is 
one of the candidates for Mayor. Some of Psi's sons of '75> 
'76, 'tj, '78 and '79 would be pleased to hear that the bull- 
dog* "Kiffy," is still alive and a terror to the community of 



dogs around him. Jack says that Hammer's dog Psi can't 

"do him up" now. Brother W. P. Rice, Psi '76, residence 

Cleveland, is in the Government Engineer's Office, Cleveland, 

O., and holds the position of Chief Clerk, He was also appointed 

to the honorable position of State Engineer on Governor 

Hoadley's staff. And all that I can say for myself is that I 

am the father of a large family — all Kiffies — ^two girls and two 

boys, and am working for the Ashtabula Tool Company. I 

would like very much to see in the Quarterly a list published 

of the brothers, their residences and business, and thereafter a 

page or two dedicated in each Quarterly to entering the 

names of the new brothers. It would be of much interest to 

me, and I think you would find that a great many of the old 

members are of the same opinion. 

Yours in the bonds, 

Chas. T. Field, (* '78.) 
Ashtabula, O., February 22, 1886. 

Dear Brother : 

Please let me sit in your editorial chair long enough to 
compose the following : 

When the Crescent of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity sees 
fit to *' discuss the secret acts " of another fraternity, we sub- 
mit that it should, in all fairness, report as a basis for its one- 
sided discussion the true disposition by such fraternity of the 
business it assumes to criticise. If it either does not know or 
does not understand thoroughly the matters it pretends to 
treat, its striftures upon them are highly presumptuous. If, 
as it would have us understand, the Crescent is in possession 
of the minutes of the last annual convention of Chi Phi, its 
" discussion " would appear to be nothing less than a wilful 
misrepresentation of that body for campaign purposes, and we 
call upon it to make the only reparation now possible, by 
publishing how the business " discussed " was, in faft, dis- 
posed of. On the other hand, if it had not the means of access 
necessary in order to comprehend and set forth truly what 
that a£lion was, its assumption that the convention of Chi Phi 
referred to " did not represent the best elements of the fra- 


temity/' based as it thus was upon impetfefl and second- 
hand sources of information, and in flat contradiction to our 
own editorial statements, is to be regarded as an impertinence 
demanding apology. 

We do not feel called upon, at least for the present, to 
describe the error into which the Crescent has &llen (whether 
intentionally or ignorantly is for it to say, but we wish to 
believe the latter), we do, however, reassert that, as appears 
by the official minutes, to which we refer our contemporary (!) 
and also from the January number of the Quarterly, the 
convention held at New York was a more than usually repre- 
sentative gathering of the Chi Phi fraternity, composed dur- 
ing its entire session of nearly the full number of chapter 
representatives, and more than double their number of atten- 
tive and influential alumni. Pseudo Editor. 

Baltimore, Md., March 17 ^ 1886. 

Dear Brother : 

We arrived a few days ago from a trip through the 
Caribbean Sea, and it did me good to find awaiting me such a 
fine number of the Quarterly. Enclosed is a dollar; if pres- 
ent year is paid for, credit same on 1887, and put down some- 
where in the books never to stop my copy, for I am as often as 
not out of the country at the end of the year, and will be al- 
ways glad to pay promptly on receipt of notice. The Quar- 
terly never fails to give me pleasure. 

I am very sorry that I had to miss the last convention, but 
my vessel left Norfolk November i6th for Aspinwall. I can 
congratulate every Chi Phi on the happy selection made in 
Brother Powell for Grand Alpha. I have not met Brother P. 
for ten years, since we were college boys, but I remember 
with lasting pleasure a visit he made to our Chapter. 

Yours in S. & B., 

T. Fred. Carter, {¥). 

P. S. — I hope to be at Louisville to show the boys how 
glad the Kentucky Chi Phi's will be to see them. C. 

U. S. Steamer Galena, 

Key West, Florida, Feby. 28, 1886. 

&U(oxiat ^tpaxtmmt 

The extraordinary number of open letters and their 
encouraging words show to what use this department could be 
put Many a smile would creep over faces and many a mind 
run back over years gone by as the familiar name of " Old 
Jack," or '* Tom " appears as an appendage to a communica- 
tion. The magazine is only fulfilling its highest duty when 
it can serve to bring up present conditions of former and long 
unheard of associates. Let us have more open letters. 

In pursuance of a theory concerning '' Quarterly Exten- 
sion," the January number was mailed to many non-sub- 
scribers, the names being in several instances kindly furnished 
by present patrons of the publication. A gratifying number 
of favorable responses have already been made and but four of 
an adverse charafter. The Editor would be obliged for fur- 
ther lists of men probably desiring to subscribe, and also for a 
good word concerning the magazine when an opportunity 
presents itself. 

One suggestion by a correspondent opens a question 
which it behooves us to consider shortly, and that is— cata- 
logue. No doubt at its mention the compilers of the present 
excellent work '* tremble and turn pale." Yet, no subsequent 
edition will involve such labor as the first. The residences in 
many instances are the same as those now given ; there re- 
mains only the question, " What is he doing ?" The fraternity 
is now old enough to have enabled the earlier members to 
select vocations and to determine for the greater part their 
positions in the world. A new edition of the catalogue with 
brief biography would place us abreast of our competitors. 
Psi Upsilon is preparing a new work, the question sheets of 
which, if properly filled, will secure a thorough history of 
each member of the organization. The Quarterly columns 
are open for suggestions. The subject ought to be well ven- 
tilated before the next Convention. 


A RECENT number of the Delta Tau Delta Crescent con- 
tains a lengthy criticism of some alleged aflion of the last 
Chi Phi Convention in granting to the Zeta chapter power to 
initiate former members of the disbanded chapter of Delta 
Tau Delta at Franklin and Marshall College. Such familiarity 
with the workings of the Convention as the writer professes 
to know ought to have informed him that such a6lion was 
discussed, but when all the facts were known was entirely 
abandoned. Hence the members of Delta Tau Delta at F. 
and M. who were deprived of their charter by means whose 
justice has been repeatedly questioned and by them denounced, 
are still at liberty to pursue the even tenor of their way, un- 
biased by the slightest wish of the Chi Phi fraternity at large 
Any a£lion of the Zeta chapter, now or hereafter, cannot be 
discussed in this conne<5lion. It is scarcely necessary even to 
resent the easily-accounted-for fling which the same article 
makes at this chapter. The only refreshing thing in the whole 
connexion is the news that Chi Phi has been long wanting to 
withdraw from F. and M., and that '* there are some chapters 
of the Chi Phi fraternity would not knowingly countenance 
such a scheme that should merit the severest censure of every 
decent fraternity man." This great outburst of wounded 
dignity might have been saved until some injury was assured. 
The man who cries continually about his " honor " frequently 
uses it as a mirror to cast false light into the faces of others. 
If there remains anything to be said it will be by the Zeta 
chapter and not in this department. 

In one of the chapter letters will be found an account of 
the initiation into Chi Phi of a former member of Beta Theta 
Pi. There was no time after the receipt of the information to 
investigate the justice of the a<5lion, but the writer shall, for 
one, call for a most careful consideration of all the circumstances 
surrounding so questionable a step. For many years the Chi 
Phi fraternity has had to bear the odium of trying to fill its 
ranks at the expense of broken allegiances, and ofttimes when 
such reputation was poorly deserved. That there have been 
cases when no possible excuse for such base conduct could be 


given is undeniable, but it is sincerely to be hoped that such 
days are past , The writer certainly hopes that the present 
case maybe rendered justifiable or at least pardonable. One 
palliating circumstance is that the obnoxious custom of 
'• lifting " has been slightly in vogue at the institution in ques- 
tion for years, and Chi Phi has certainly been not least among 
the offenders. No doubt the chapter taking such recent aftion 
will be glad to lay the merits of its case before the Grand Lodge 
if it be so requested, and in order that we may be free from the 
very suspicion of this horrible taint we would respectfully 
ask such a request from that body. Then at the next annual 
session let legislation be had upon this subject that we may be 
able to take a stand in fiivor of uprightness and a respeft 
for the word of mankind. The substance of this article has 
been long in the writer's mind, and he is in no wise prejudiced 
by the present instance until an investigation be had. 

Fraternity libraries are a natural outgrowth of frater- 
nity literature. The constant increase of the latter make the 
former almost a necessity to a well-informed organization. 
The great number of catalogues, song-books, histories, an- 
nuals, and "official'' publications furnish the basis for an 
extensive collection. Thrown aside after one perusal the 
great mass of this literature speedily perishes. It ought to be 
preserved in one place and by one man. This collector should 
have the assistance of all the members. Valuable prints and 
papers could be entrusted to him, subject to recall if so highly 
prized. Such a plan is feasible, and certainly necessary. 
Several men have small collections, but they should be united 
and increased with -the utmost care. The large cities are 
rapidly paving the way for great social organizations growing 
from college fraternities, and furnish in the club-house a place 
of arrangement for such a collection. 



The utter absurdity displayed in the scramble among 
certain so-called " leading fraternities ** to place great men on 
their lists is certainly well-exemplified in a recent case, wherein 
it has been shown that one " pride '* man was in school nearly 
ten years before the chapter was founded, and the other was 
not only a member of the organization thirty-one years before 
it was established there, but was in the school twenty years 
before it was founded. . . . Detia Upsilon is responsible for the 
statements that Psi Upsilon has abandoned her publication. 
The magazine has never admitted exchanges, so that the truth 
or falsity of the rumor cannot be established. . . . Brother 
Alumnus, have you secured one new subscriber to the 
Quarterly this year ? Brother Active, have you ? ... No 
organization can be more than its individual members make 
it. Personal responsibility is no small thing. Build firmly 
your part, and the structure will be permanent. . . . Among 
the interesting matter laid over until a subsequent number 
is an article on the Chaket and a review of recent literary 
works by Chi Phis. . . . Many of the Zetas remember to use 
legal cap paper, write on one side only, and place the same 
heading to their paper, which appears in the magazine. . . . 
A handsome invitation from the Phi Gamma Literary Society 
of the University of Georgia, shows Chi Phi holding the chair- 
manship of the Committee of Arrangements. . . . We shall 
be interested in looking over any annual which the different 
chapters may send us. . . . Are your accounts with your 
superior officers kept correctly and up to date ? No trou- 
ble is so easy to get into as this, and certainly none so 
hard to get out of. . . . Please do not forget to notify us of 
any change in your address. . . . Has each member of your 
chapter read or heard the proceedings of the last convention ? 
It is important that all should be made perfectly familiar with 
the workings of the body politic. Vary the order of your 
sessions by having the proceedings read aloud. The increased 
interest will repay you.* 

" SccRC; ii the cfautlly of fricndiblp."— Ti^ir. 

^Sjcc^Mgt 'Stpatiment 

The past few years have witnessed a remarkable advance 
in the development of fraternity journalism. The Cki Pht 
Chaket first appeared in 1868, the pioneer in this field of liter- 
ature. It was an unpretentious sheet, issued under the joint 
direction of the then Pennsylvania chapters. In 1874 the 
Quarterly took its place, and for several years shared with 
The Beta Theta Pi the distinftioo of being the only publica- 
tions devoted exclusively to the interests of Greek letter socie- 
ties. In 1880 the writer assumed charge of the Quarterly, 
the exchanges of which at that time numbered but five. In 
the three years of his connection with the magazine this 
number had increased to fourteen. And now, after a l^)se 
of two years, as he undertakes the reviewer's task, he finds 


no less than nineteen, such periodicals occupying the field, and 
all apparently prospering. 

The most striking feature of the whole colleftion, as they 
lie piled before him, is that all these have now adopted the 
magazine form. It is all the more a pleasure to note this, 
because of the faft that it was the pattern adopted by the 
Quarterly from the very beginning. The Beta Tfuta Pi, the 
Star and Crescent, the Crescent of Delta Tau Delta — ^all among 
its earliest exchanges — tried the experiment of a quarto for 
several years, but have now come to a better judgment and 
abandoned it for the regular magazine form. 

Taking up the numbers as they lie before us, The Scroll 
of Phi Delta Theta first claims attention. The December, 
January and February issues are fully supplied with valuable 
and interesting reading matter, especially to Phis. Two arti- 
cles by the Rev. Robert Morrison are intended to throw light 
upon the early history of the fraternity at Miami University, 
and to vindicate its conduft in the suspension of those mem- 
bers who afterward obtained a charter from d K E. The 'Phis 
are to be congratulated on having had an ugly matter so satis- 
faftorily cleared away. 

The fraternity is rapidly advancing toward its aim of 
being a national organization. It now numbers fifty-seven 
aftive and sixteen alumni chapters, and, in its extension policy, 
is only rivaled by Beta Theta Pi, concerning which it thus 
editorially remarks : 

" During the year 1883-84, when the Beta Theta Ptwas under the 
charge of Mr. Chambers Baird, Jr. (a Harvard man by-the-way), it 
teemed with editorials advocating the decapitation of sundry chapters 
in weak condition and at poor colleges. So remorseless and relentless 
was the aforesaid editor in his attacks upon the hapless chapters that a 
word of protest was raised by Mr. John I. Covington, the former editor, 
who attributed to him Herod-like proclivities. Still the war was waged 
with energy unabated, until the weak chapters fairly quaked in their 
boots. It was declared most solemnly that their death warrants had 
been signed, and the decreed execution would take place at the conven- 
tion of 1884. . . . But a majority of the delegates were not of the 
Herod kind. . . . With the withdrawal of Mr. Chambers Baird, Jr., 
from the editorial managemeivl of the magazine, in the fall of 1884, Mr. 


W. O. Robb took charge, and thereafter we read no more of executions. 
During the year 1884-85. there appeard a very significant and weighty 
contribution from Mr. W. R. Baird upon the extension policy of B e n. 
He urged that the fraternity made a great mistake in bowing down to 
the standards of * T, A A ♦ and A K E. He declared that the fraternity 
ought to establish itself in every good institution, and become national 
in extent. This article was calculated to have a strong influence, and it 
had. At the convention of 1885 the blood-thirsty Herod suffered another 
disappointment. Not a head fell in the basket. Instead of withdrawing 
the charters of chapters in sickly condition and in sickly colleges, we 
arc told that the convention was overwhelmingly for further extension^ 
So it keeps on a-growing. 

The Kappa Alpha Journal has come to us for December 
and February. It contains a full quota of fairly-written arti- 
cles, which, with the editorials and chapter correspondence, 
make up quite a readable magazine. The distinctively South- 
ern tone of the fraternity is shown in an article, "The Phantom 
of Northern Extension," from which we quote : 

** The arguments adduced in support of this change of policy have 
a certain amount of force, but we can hardly consider them conclusive 
when regard is had to the principles which lie at the basis of our organi- 
zation. These principles, it has been assumed, from 1865 to the present 
time, would not find a congenial home elsewhere than in the South.*' 

To which we would respectfully suggest that in these days 
of reconstruftion K A could do nothing better than to 
change those principles. 

The Sigma Nu Delta is a quarterly that comes from Dahlo- 
nega, Ga. The December issue opens with a plea for exten- 
sion, in an article headed " De Fraternitate." In it the writer 
makes a bid for consolidation with any other " order of good 
reputation." But that the fraternity is capable of extending its 
chapter roll without such assistance is shown by the facts an- 
nounced in the March number, which chronicles the birth of 
Delta at South Carolina University and Rho at Missouri State 
University. The Pi at Lehigh University has also been esta- 
blished within the past six months. 

The Kappa Sigma Quarterly is the latest addition to 
Greek journalism. The second number appeared in January, 


and for its leading article publishes the conclusion of a " Sketch 
of the Hon. Jefferson Davis," which does very well to fill up, 
if no other object was sought. It is followed by a poem, " The 
Star and Crescent," in which something of the future glory of 
K ^ is hinted at ** Extracts " from other publications, ** Corre- 
spondence," ** Greek News," a full line of chapter letters and 
personals, and the editorial matter, go to make up a very 
creditable number for a publication so young. 

T/ie A T Q Palm has not come to us since September, and 
as that was partially noticed in our last, we lay it aside with 
the promise of giving it more space in July, providing another 
copy is received. 

The Record of - ./ K opens its December number with the 
proceedings of the last annual convention, held at Nashville, 
Tenn., October 20 to 23. The report of its Grand Chapter, 
presented at that time, shows that nine chapters had been 
chartered during the year. The editorial column opens with 
a plain statement of the course intended to be pursued by the 
present management : " * The Record ' will be issued at the 
appointed time, if we have to send out the covers alone.'* The 
February number appeared a week later than had been an- 
nounced, but it came well filled up between the covers. A much 
better quality of paper and excellent press-work go to produce 
a very favorable impression, even before the contents are ex- 
amined for other worthy material. " The Reality of Ideas " is 
followed by such an earnest appeal for greater effort on the part 
of those who can but will not co-operate in the publication of 
the catalogue, that we hope its ideal in that direction may be 
realized within the appointed time. " How I Joined 2! A E" 
tells of the feelings experienced by a green and homesick boy 
of sixteen, as he was being drawn into the meshes of " a love 
that will last as long as life." Most all the editorials follow- 
ing in this number have a sting in them, for which the editor 
apologizes by pleading a necessity for plain speech — " for plain 
unvarnished truthy " Chapter Letters " and ** Personals " 
complete the number, which is by far the best that 2 A E has 
ytt issued. 


We have received the dT d Crescent for December, Jan- 
uary and February. The first contains a production of some 
interest, entitled " Me and Billy.*' The second consists mainly 
of seleftions from other magazines, and a half score of chapter 
letters and personals, served up in good shape. But the Feb- 
ruary number shows that the unfortunate secession of several 
of Delta Tau's good chapters, and an almost endless variety 
of internal troubles, have not sat well upon the Crescents con- 
science. Its arraignment of one of our chapters, and indirectly 
of the fraternity itself, makes a poor showing of that " honor* 
of which it claims so generous a measure. 

The editor hints rather broadly that he has been allowed to 
look into the printed proceedings of our late convention. Had 
he examined these carefully he might have devoted the page 
of his magazine to a better use. But he was probably dis- 
turbed in the reading, and his "honor" being at stake, he 
seized upon what seemed to be a sufficient cause for tipping his 
barbed arrow. Its aim, however, was wide of the mark. 

The leading editorial of this number, among other things, 
calls for " four hundred Deltas to pay an annual amount into 
a fund devoted to extension, and to the assistance of new and 
struggling chapters," and this in the face of her avowed policy 
of withdrawing her charters from weak and struggling insti- 

The Kappa Alpha Theta, The Arrow of the I. C. Sorosis, 
and The Golden Key, published by the A' /f 7^ fraternity, make 
up a well balanced trinity of magazines, representing the three 
leading ladies' fraternities. The latter mentioned is the oldest, 
having already attained the dignity of its third volume, the 
Arrow following with its second, while the other is just finish- 
ing its first All are very creditable publications. The Golden 
Key for December is a little severe on the dK E Quarterly and 
the editor of The Sigma Chi, The former, it says : 

*' Seems to us to be getting pretty sawdusty. It is as good as ever^ 
but it is like a hand-book of synonyms or a man's talk who has said all 
he wanted to say in five minutes, and speaks for an hour and a half 
afterwards — the goodness is getting monotonous.'* 


Whilst the latter is grilled after this manner : 
" Why does the June number call us fair editress ? ♦ ♦ ♦ Why fair? 
It is the Key that is being criticized and it does not make a bit of differ- 
ence to the Key whether we resemble the portrait of Wooglin on the Beta 
Theta Pi or the Circassian maid on the lid of a cigar-box. ♦ ♦ ♦ Again, 
why editress ? Any feminine — or special 'masculine — termination to a 
word calls attention to the social relations of people and distracts atten- 
tion from any other affair that may be presented. * * ♦ Why did he 
(Mr. Fisher) use it ? Evidently because he wanted us to give him a title 
in return. Very well, then ; we generously place at his disposal three 
titles. * * * 1st. Gentle Youth. ♦ * * 2d. Fair Sir. ♦ * ♦ 3d. Pretty 
Mr. Editor. On the whole, it might be best if this was chosen. It covers 
the whole ground, and brings out clearly the idea of his beauty, his 
masculinity, and the fact that he gets out a magazine.** 

A Pan-Hellenic Council may after all be a necessity, now 
that a decision is called for upon such an important matter. 

We cannot agree with the sentiment quoted above in ref- 
erence to the dK E Quarterly, the January number of which lies 
before us. This magazine is undoubtedly nearer the ideal fra- 
ternity journal than any published. There is a variety and a 
tone to its articles, which is possessed by no other publication 
of its class. Even its chapter letters, though at times pedan- 
tic, are brought as near to the standard of perfeftion as a 
thorough editorial revision can bring them. The number 
opens with a full page photo-engraving of the library table 
pieces belonging to the J A' £ Club of New York City, inten- 
ded to illustrate an exceedingly interesting article on ** The 
Decoration of Greek Lodges," the purpose of which is to 
" discuss praftically the principles which should be followed 
in the decoration of all college lodges, due allowance being 
made for the wide differences of numbers, resources, locations, 
and, in a less degree, of purpose." " The Thirty-ninth Con- 
vention," gives an account of the gathering at Middletown, 
about the middle of last Oftober, at which delegates were 
present from twenty-five of her chapters. "J A' E Club Musi- 
cale,'* lets the reader into a delightful evening's entertainment 
at the new rooms on West Thirty-fourth street. " The Psi 
Chapter" gives the ante-bellum history of the chapter just re- 
vived at the University of Alabama. Editorials, reviews and 


Exchanges, fill up the number, completely crowding out the 
chapter correspondence. 

The AA(P Star and Crescent, the Z W Quarterly, the « J Jf 
Shield, the Phi Gamma Delta, and the W Y Diamondt complete 
the list of publications, the acquaintance of some of which we 
hope to make before our next issue. 

The Sigma Chi is published bi-monthly. The leading 
article for December is a very learned plea for " The Creed " 
of the fraternity system, and suggests its possible formulation 
in these three articles : 

'* I. I believe in the beauty and the worth of real friendship ; II. I beliere 
in the exaltation of manhood and manly principles ; III. I believe in 
the adoption of the highest standard of manhood, and in living close to 
the mark ;" 

to all of which we most heartily subscribe. " Recollections 
of a Rebel Private," contains the fourth and fifth of a series of 
interesting papers written " from diaries kept throughout the 
" war.*' Fraternity Consolidation " reads like a supplement to 
the leading article in the Sigma Nu Delta, and if both voice the 
sentiments of their respe6live fraternities, the clasped hands 
of <P T J may soon be expefted to take the place of the lone 
owl and the crossed keys that for many years struck terror to 
the barbarian mind from Sigma Chfs cover. " Some Chap- 
ter Histories," " from the manuscript of the new catalogue." 
" Elditorials " and " Chapter Letters " fill out the number to 
good effect. The account of a Convention of the Fifth Province 
(its Western chapters) contains some very valuable suggestions, 
which we may use on some future occasion. 

The X W Purple and Gold for February opens with the 
oration delivered at the quinquennial exercises of its Alpha 
Alpha in June last; subject, "The Spirit of Brotherhood." 
This is followed by a portion of the Poem, " A Hero of To- 
day," written for the same occasion. The editor gives notice 
to all exchanges that the " last straw " was broken in the atro- 
ciously wicked anhounceinent that Chi Psi had entered Emory 


College, and then declares quite authoritatively that she never 
intended to do any such thing, and probably never will, A 
well selected list of " Personals " is followed by the various 
chapter letters ; and a report of three or four banquets, with 
several pages of " Notes and Clippings," rounds off a &irly 
good number. 

The J Y Quarterly^ for November, completes the third vol- 
ume of a very excellent magazine. It opens with the oration 
before the Fifty-first Annual Convention on " The Problem of 
Life," followed by a " Class Ode." Then comes a sketch of 
Lehigh University, one of the four institutions at which the 
fraternity placed chapters during last year, concerning which 
strange anomaly an J T bard was inspired to the following 
epic at its October Convention : 

*' Here's to the health of our new-born quartette, 
Here's to the tour that bring up the rear. 
Triplets and twins are remarkable, yet 
Whoever heard of four in a year ? 

Then shout Hail Columbia ! and Vive Lafayette ! 

Wisconsin and Lehigh join in the cheer, 
Delta Upsilon waxes, her sun will ne'er set 

While it shines on such work as four births in a year." 

Half a dozen letters give the general condition of the 
fraternity at as many institutions. One of these correspondents 
grows eloquent from not having been at the Rochester Con- 
vention, and pours out his oratory after the following strain : 

" The grand echo of the Convention rings in our ears. What is the 
matter with Delta U ? The chorus of our twenty -two chapters rolls out 
in a thundering shout — * She's all right,' " 

" The Convention " account which follows would seem to 
indicate that she was. We hope she is. It would be a pity 
to lose such a good exchange. 

The Shield of K ¥ is one of the few publications that 
make their appearance monthly. The January issue opens 
with an ode to ** Our Badge," followed by an article — " Yale ; 


Her Societies and Students" — a hadkneyed subject, the space 
for which might have been saved for something better. Still 
there is a great deal of very readable matter in the number. 
The leading article for February is " Fraternity Education/* 
in which the writer suggests a course of study, covering a 
period of one year or more, and dealing purely with fraternity 
topics, no one to be eligible to chapter offices until he has 
gone over a certain portion of the course. The " editorials " 
are full of common-sense, of which the following on the gov- 
ernment of the fraternity is a sample : 

'* After all» it is not so important what the system be as it is to see 
that the proper men be placed in authority. Old ocean may roar himself 
hoarse and no one be the worse for it. But when one of those silent and 
nimble-footed waves gets a good square smack at .you, beware, my son, 
beware ! A good deal of this talk about reform in government is all 
poppy-cock. What the average fraternity needs is reform in its 

The Beta Theta Pi has arrived for December and January. 
The latter number announces that the February, March and 
April numbers will be consolidated under the title The 
Hand-Book of 1886. This is to be praftically a supplement 
to the catalogue of 1881, bringing that work down to the 
present. It seems a long time to wait, but the numbers before 
us furnish abundant material upon which the loyal may rumi- 
nate until the aforesaid Hand-Book appears. 

" The Third Ohio Reunion " gives an account of what 
must have been a very pleasant occasion, and chronicles the 
birth of a new chapter at Ohio State University. " Notes on 
our Early History " is interesting, while " Around our Chap- 
ter Fire " has a cosy air about it that makes very attraftive 
reading. *' Fraternal Chats " is a good-natured grind on some 
of the questionable transa6lions of the late convention. In 
January, " A Prodigal *' is fully up to " Grip Candidate," which 
was so widely republished last year, and is evidently from the 
same author. Under the chapter correspondence we note the 
estimate placed upon our Lambda and Omega Chapters 

96 fHB CHI PHI Q UAR TEfiL y. 

qiioting which, we }ay the magazine .98|()e and patiently await 
the Hand'Book, 

" Chi Phi has made vast strides within a year and now shows a roll 
of ,i6 in all. But her strength is more the strength of num- 
bers than of individual worth, though she has some excellent men 

This fraternity intends to occupy a rented house next term ; and enough 
members live in Berkeley to ensure the success of this proje^. On the 
whole, Chi Phi is the strongest source of opposition which we have, as 
Delta Kappa Epsilon is the bitterest.** 

And this in regard to Omega: 

" Our old rival, Chi Phi, seems to be on the ' decline and fall-off," so 
far as fraternity enthusiasm is concerned.'* 

Which we sincerely hope may not be the case with the 
half dozen Betas who now make up what was once a prosper- 
ous and promising chapter. 


Cotxiepomtnet ^ifatirMni. 





John B. MiDor. 




Bmorr CdIIccc, 

B. B McGilD, 


RulE<n Co11t(<, 

T. A. StoddnR. 


Hunpda^IdHr CoUcg*, 

Jo.. 1. Vuc. 


Fimoklin ■«] Muthilt CoU<(« 

0. U. HooYO, 


Uninnltr of GcorKis, 

J. W. Gnmt, 


Trex PolTtectmit iMdnite, 

A. L. Hlmintlwright 

, Tit.T,N.y..X«Hom.. 

Ohio Suu UnlvenitT, 

W.A. ConneU, 


C. H, Mclatlcc. 

UniTinlCy ol dUbctlll, 

G. B. Moulder, 


Sumu lucllule, 



John M. BUkdy. 

N« H.«n. Cono.. 
,6 Elni Si. 

VMd.rt.IU Uiii*>nitr. 

J«. Handy Moon. 

NMhvin., T«.n., 

Wa[ End Atc. 

Lii£ir«ec Ci^tecc, 

W. H. Fnnu. 





B«y Bulklr. 


Ohio Wakyu, CnlvmltJ, 

S. L. Znnuhly. 

DcUnic, OUo. 

Ldiigfa Unlnnllj, 


Dickiwm CoUegt. 


Culi^, P>. 

^U^ (ALimn), No. js St. Piul St, H. Slockbridgc, Jr., Bildnore, Md. 
AM (Aunnn), No. 44 BT«dwiir, J. Howird Cromwell, New York, N. Y. 

:ai]jolh8L, N. W., CUftsBHayfiald, U.D., Wuhlngton, D.C 


GAMMA — Emory College, Oxford, Ga. 

C. E. Pattillo (r), W. R. Johnston (A). 

Few new boys have entered college since the last communication, 
but Chi Phi again secured the lion's share of those who were deemed 
good fraternity material. . . . Three new names have been added to our 
list, thus still giving twenty-four, although three of the old members left 
college. This is the largest membership of any club in college. . . . 
Brother O. H. Arnold had to leave college to take charge of his father's 
mercantile establishment at Lexington, Ga., and he is now doing a 
flourishing business. . . . We sustain a great but temporary loss in 
Brothers W. R. Branham and Olin Lester, who have dropped out of 
college for a year, and are engaged in teaching schools. They will return 
to college at the beginning of next term. . . . Rev. J. W. Burke, of 
Macon, Ga., has three sons who are Chi Phis and two daughters who 
married Chi Phis. . . . We received a visit from Brother C. F. Rice of 
H during his Xmas holidays. The visit was very much appreciated by 
Gamma, as it has been a long time since an active member of Eta met 
with us. We extend a hearty welcome to him and all of £ta*s members 
to visit us often. Frequent communications between these two chapters, 
which are near, would strengthen the interest and increase the zeal of 
the members of each chapter. . . . Emory College is steadily improving. 
Some new department is added every year, and is at once advanced to 
perfection by the energetic faculty. The Technological Department is 
doing some marvellous work for an institution so young. Next year 
arrangements will be perfected for giving an A. M. course, which will 
require two years' study after having received the A. B. degree. The 
faculty propose to make this course as thorough and scholarly as that 
given by any college. This same enterprising and progressive spirit, 
which characterizes the college, has been imbibed by Gamma's sons, and 
they propose to keep pace with the college. . . . Brothers Alex. Hopkins 
and Lewis Pace, of Eta, recently paid us a visit. They are two loyal 
and enthusiastic Chi Phis, and it is a pleasure to meet them. 


W. S. Branham, '85, has charge of a private school near Washing- 
ton, Ga. He visited us during Xmas, and met with us. . . . A. T. Shaw, 
'87, is teaching at Whitesville, Ga. He will return to college next year 
and graduate with his class. . . . T. B. Pilcher, '85, is farming near 
Warrenton, Ga. Any brother who visits him will receive a warm wel- 
come and will be entertained royally. . . . Orson W. Branch is principal 
of a fine school at Camilla, Ga. His fascinating manners and brilliant 
intellect have won him many friends and an enviable reputation as a 
pedagogue. ... W. P. Turner, '87, is teaching at Stateline, Ga. He will 
return to college next term and join the class of '88. . . . W. M.Harris, '84, 


is editing the Elbertan Leader, at Elberton. He is a fine writer, having 
received several medals in college, and will, no doubt, soon rank among 
the leading journalists. . . . Gordon Kiser, '86, is in business with M. C. 
and J. F. Kiser, of Atlanta, Ga. His genial disposition and noble char- 
acteristics have gained him a good patronage. . . . W. G. Bass, '84, was 
married on the 24th February to Miss Claude Taylor. Brother Bass is 
an energetic and successful planter near Macon, and is a son of Rev. 
W. C. Bass, D. D., President of Wesleyan Female College. Gamma 
extends her heartiest congratulations, and will give them a warm recep- 
tion whenever they come to Oxford. 

ETA — University of Georgia. 

C. F. Rice (r). J. W. Fain (a). 

Since our last report Eta has been exceedingly fortunate. A larger 
number of men than usual entered college after the Christmas recess, 
and of these Eta took her choice. It gives us great pleasure to recom- 
mend our new brothers to the fraternity at large. They are Messrs. 
Edwin O. Stanton, of Seneca, S. C, Class '88 ; L. A. and L. J. Flem- 
ming, of Liberty County, Ga., of *88 ; and '89 respectively ; and last, but 
not least, Alex. S. Hopkins, of Atlanta, Ga., of '88. In addition to these, 
Brother Mitchell of '85 has returned to college to take a course in law, 
and Brother Lewis Pace, of r, has recently forsaken Emory and allied 
himself with us. This gives us twenty men, and we may confidendy 
say the best club in the University. . . . Chi Phi received her share of 
college honors. Some of the principal positions to which *' KifHes " were 
elected were : Brother McDaniel as champion debater of the Demos- 
thenian Society, Brother Grant as class orator of '86, Brother J. M. 
Slaten as president of '86, Brothers Knight and Broyles as Spring de- 
baters of Phi Kappa, Brother Rice as historian of '87, and the ''invin- 
cible midget," Pope Barrow, Jr., as president of '88. . . . The fraternities 
here have decided to publish a college annual, to be edited by two men 
from each of the fraternities. Brothers McDaniel and Rice have the 
honor of representing us. The annual is to be called "The Pandora," 
and is expected to be quite a success. ... At present we are located in 
temporary quarters, owing to our misfortune in being burnt out of our 
snug little rooms on the night of October 15. We are endeavoring, 
however, to obtain a more suitable place, and have several in view at 


T. P. Stanley, '82, is city engineer of Athens. Ga. . . . Hon. P. W. 
Martin, '71, recendy paid us a visit. Brother Martin kindly presented 
us with the group photographs of our charter members and of the Eta 


men of '71. Among them there is not a man who has not risen to pro- 
minence in his particular walk of life. Brothers H. W. Grady, Emory 
Speer, P. W. Meldrim, Pratt Adams and many more of £ta*s famous 
Alumni appear as manly though beardless youths. . . . Irby Dunklin, 
*8o, is a rising young lawyer of Fort Worth, Texas. . . . J. R. Slater, of 
'81, is clerk of the committee on elections in the House of Representa- 
tives at Washington, D. C. 

THETA — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

William F. Gronow (r). Aleck J. Norris (a). 

Since sending in the report for the last Quarterly very little of im- 
portance to the faternity at large has occurred at our chapter. The 
brothers all did excellent work at the Institute and sailed through the 
examinations of last term with flying colors. The brief vacation of one 
week between the two terms was spent in the most enjoyable manner 
possible, and and the work of the new term was upon us. . . . We are 
happy to note that Brother Gray '87 was successful in securing the presi- 
dency of the Junior Class (second term) one of the best and most 
important offices in the Institute. The bitter feeling of jealousy which 
for several years has been entertained by some of our rivals and which 
caused them to combine against us in great force, has to a certain degree 
abated, and Theta is slowly but surely mounting to her old position of 
popularity and influence. . . . Only one new brother has been " gath- 
ered into the fold" — William E. Carlin, of Buffalo, N. Y., who bestrode 
the " festive Billy," on January 23. Brother Carlin expects to enter the 
class of '90 and was taken in under a special dispensation of the Grand 
Lodge. . . . Theta regrets very much the loss of two of her most enthu- 
siastic men, Brothers Lewis *88 and Metcalf '89 ; the former having taken 
a position with the Linden Steel Company, the latter with the Crescent 
Steel Company, — both in Pittsburgh, Pa. . . . Brother Mitchell spent 
the last vacation in Boston. In fact. Brother Mitchell is in the habit or 
spending his vacations in that city, and we infer from this that some 
" fair scientist " is the true cause of his solitary pilgrimages. . . . Brothef 
Horbach, *86 is one of the leading members of the R. P. I. Glee Club, 
and took a prominent part in the popular concert that was given in 
Rand's Opera House of this city, on January 28. Much of the success 
of the concert was due to Brother Horbach*s energetic work. . . 
Brother Norris, '86 was appointed on the Commencement Committee, 
and Brother Gray, '87 represents Chi Phi on the Transit Committee. 


Brothers G. W. G. Ferris (9 '80), Inde. Grove (9 •82). J. C. Halstead 
(e '83), G. E. Thackray (A'78). and W. H. Hassinger (9 '8$). propose fitting 


up a club house in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, Pa. . . . Brother McNau- 
ghar (e *85), is now a resident of Troy, and frequently drops in on us* 
The other resident members are Brothers W. J. Legris (T '83), J. B. 
Hydom (9 '82). and Dorlon Clark (9 '84). . . . Brother J. C. Halstead 
(9 '83), is inspector of steel at the Union Iron Mills, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

IOTA — Ohio State University, Columbus, O. 
A. Hunter, (r). W. F. Charters, (a). 

There has been but little excitement in fraternity circles here this 
term. Nothing of importance has transpired to excite a belligerant feel- 
ing, consequently a friendly spirit exists between the different fraternities. 
But Iota has been at work and has made some material changes and 
improvements, that will greatly effect her prosperity and contribute to 
the happiness and comfort of the members in the future. The question 
of suitable rooms has always been, to us, a perplexing question. To 
find good rooms, well heated, ventilated and lighted, adaptable to fra- 
ternity purposes and in desirable locations is by no means an easy task, 
even in a city ; but by a happy accident we have at last succeeded in 
finding such rooms and are for the present, at least, permanently located. 
The question of rooms has been settled — now the question takes another 
form. How can we improve and decorate our rooms ? In this direction 
Brother Packard's services have been highly appreciated by all, and we 
rejoice to state that our lodge rooms now present a neat and inviting 
appearance. . . . Since our last report we have initiated two men, 
Harry L. Kirkir, class of *88, and John Francis Welch, who is taking a 
special course in history, both are from Ironton, Ohio. Brother Kirkir is 
Captain of A company. Battalion of Cadets, and Brother Welch is one of 
our prominent athletes. . . . We are glad to have with us Brother 
McRae, from the University of Georgia, class of '81, he is a whole-souled, 
genial kiffy and never fails to attend our meetings — wish Georgia would 
send up some more such men. Brother McRae has charge of the Signal 
Service office of this city, and is also doing thesis work at the University. 
• . . Iota is happy to know that our next convention will be held at 
Louisville, Ky., we expect to send down a good delegation. . . . There 
is a movement on foot among the various fraternities here to abolish the 
custom of initiating preparatory students into the mysteries of the Greek 
world. The movement will likely meet with favorable reception. The 
propriety of holding a pan-hellenic banquet early next term is now being 
considered, the general feeling seems to be in favor of such a meeting-o- 
we hope it will be held. 


Brother W. P. Bently, class '84, has gone to southern Kentucky, to 
superintend a large fruit farm, and at the same time expects to carry on 


his studies in Theology. . . . Brother Hunter expects to go to California 
ere long, to go into business with his father. . . . Brother Wright is in 
his father's law office, in Cincinnati, O. . . . Bro. Priddy has located in 
Wichita, Kas. 

LAMBDA — University of California, Berkely, Cal. 

H. B. Rathbone (r). George A. Boyd (a). 

In JM«ntoHant« 

Died in San Francisco, California, January 11, 1886, Edwin Wooster Cowles. 

Death has been again in our midst ; Brother Cowles has passed away for- 

His endearing qualities had enshrined him in our hearts. His upright and 
manly character, his generosity, his companionable nature, his unwavering and 
unselfish devotion and loyalty to our dear Chi Phi will render his loss one hard 
indeed to bear. 

To his bereaved family, we, his fraternal brethren, extend our sincere sympa- 
thy, knowing, as we do, the heavy blow they are called upon to endure. 

George D. Boyd, 
Frank K. Lane, 
Hiram W. Johnson, 


MU — Stevens* Institxtte, Hoboken, N. J. 


E. R. Dawson (r.) M. C. Beard (A.) 

We were all very glad to receive the Quarterly in its neat new garb, 
and were much pleased with its contents. ... It was quite a treat to 
read Brother Sutphen's oration, although we had heard it at the conven- 
tion. . . . Brother Lucius T. Finch ('89), of New York city, received the 
grip on January 9, and on the 26th of February Brother Charles Edward 
Harrison ('89), of Mobile, Ala., was, with the assistance of " Billy,'* and 
Brother Boudinot Keith, received into rhe fold. Brother Magee (*) was 
present at the initiation. . . . We now number 12 men — A T A has 10; 
e S has 12 ; X i' has 10 ; B 9 11 has 13 ; 2 X has 8 ; A T ti has i. . . After 
much effort we have succeeded in getting a piano, which adds much to 
the pleasure of the meetings. . . . Brothers George Hood and W. T. 
Wilson (*) visited us about the i st of February. Brothers Hedley (t) and 
Davies Coxe (A) were over recently. 


OMICRON — Yale College, New Haven, Conn. 

W. W. Atterbury (r). E. C. Shaw (A). 

The principal event of the winter term is always the Junior Prome- 
nade and its attendant festivities in the way of class germans and a glee- 
club concert, given the second week in February. The promenade is 
a very large and beautiful ball attended by over a thousand people, a 
large portion of them coming from out of town. The entire college is 
given up for three days to social enjoyment, which makes a very pleasant 
break in the dullest part of the year. ... It is a pleasure to state that 
active steps are being taken among our Alumni to provide us with a 
chapter house in the not very distant future. The advantages of such 
an institution of course need no comment. . . , The preliminary ap- 
pointments for commencement honors have just been given out, and we 
rejoice in the fact that three of our seniors are on the list. . . . Our num- 
ber was increased one by taking Brother Wentworth, '87, in last month. 
In the annual statement of the school, issued lately, appears a catalogue 
of all the men who have graduated from Sheffield since '52, with their 
present addresses and occupations as nearly as could be obtained. 


Brother Kenyon of Theta, is here for a few months on business. . . 
Brother Brown, '83, has returned for a time from South Carolina, where 
he has been for fifteen months past. . . . Brother Stockder, '82, is ranch- 
ing in Montana. . . . Brother Minor, 82, who has been here for some 
time went to Florida last week on a pleasure trip. 

PI — Vanderbilt University. 

W. J. Pulley (r). . N. W. Utley (A). 

Since we sent in our last report nothing of very great importance 
has happened to the Vanderbilt offshoot of Chi Phi. We have taken 
in only two new members, but intend to initiate another into the myste- 
ries of our order at our next meeting. It is the general opinion of our 
chapter, and of the University at large, that one of our late initiates, 
Brother W. H. Faulk, of Monroe, La., will be the successful contestant 
for the Founder's Medal of the Pharmaceutical Department in *87. He 
has already shown unusual ability as a student and skill as an analytical 
compounder. If it so be, Chi Phi will have gained the distinction of 
being the first to lop off the head of the Kappa Alpha — Barbarian goose 
that lays the golden ^%;g. The scholastic year of three departments of 
Vanderbilt — medical, dental and,pharmaceutical — has just ended. The 
medalists of the first two were non-fraternity men ; that of the lasl^^s^ "a^ 


Kappa Alpha, with a grade of ninety-eight as against a Sigma Alpha 
£psilon*s ninety-seven. . . . The celebration of the anniversary of 
Washington's birth was peculiarly interesting, inasmuch as a Chi Phi 
and a Kappa Alpha were pitted against each other. Both acquitted 
themselves to the entire satisfaction of their respe^ive brethren. Brother 
W. J. Knott, of Toomsuba, Miss., elucidated the one word •* Waiting." 
He probed into its very vitals, drew it and quartered it, dissedled it, dis- 
tilled and rectified it, and presented it to the audience in the form of a 
beautiful and powerful dissertation upon the impetuosity of man in 
general, and Americans in particular, and the various contrivances 
hewn out of dead matter for the purpose of overcoming the impera- 
tive command — "Wait.** His appearance upon the rostrum was 
captivating, his gestures graceful and his elocution faultless. His 
success with " the fair*' in the social promenade, after the audience 
was dismissed, only strengthened, did not prove, the general opinion 
that he is the pride of Pi chapter. . . . Brothers J. W. Seller, L. T. 
Baker, and £. L. Pulley, will contest for the declamation medal, in 
May. We were successful in the last, and do not fear the result in the 
coming contest. Our prospedlive member is sick and confined to his 


Brother W. H. Faulk, '87, is now at his home in La., but will return 
at the opening of his department next October. . . . Brother N. W. 
Utley, who left us in November to take charge of a school in the vicinity 
of Nashville, has returned. . . . Brother Ewing Smith has taken charge 
of his father's stock farm, which is situated a few miles from this city. 

RHO — Lafayette College. 


Clarence E. Seittz (r). Warren H. Franz (a). 

From the time *88 entered upon the arduous labor of climbing Col- 
lege Hill to attend recitations, one man has steered his path without 
being wrecked upon the dangerous rocks and reefs of unknown fraternity 
life, but at last has made a safe voyage, and is at anchor in the harbor of 
Rho of united Chi Phi. On the night of the 6th of February word was 
passed around that a ship named Frank M. Graff would anchor that 
night at Rho. Due preparation was made for his reception, and at 
half-past nine he was safely piloted through Initiation Gate, and entered 
upon a new life. Rho has a right to cong^ratulate herself upon this suc- 
cess, as Brother Graff was rushed and received a bid from every frater- 
nity here. Of course, we wanted to celebrate, so the hat was passed 
around. At half-past ten we sat around the festive board, eat of goodies, 
smoked, and drank aroma:dc giiiget ale, . . . This does not end all our 


good times, for on Wednesday, the 17th of February, all the resident 
and adlive members of Rho were handsomely entertained at the beauti- 
ful house of Brother Clarence Seitz. After doing justice to the different 
courses, which were elegantly served, we indulged in singing, smoking, 
telling stories, and playing cards. The party were in full dress, and it 
would be hard to find a nicer looking or more gentlemanly set than that 
gathered round the table. . . . Rho has also been lucky in other respedls 
On the anniversary of our birthday, our Alumni presented us with the 
complete works of Thackeray, Irving, Eliot, Dickens, and Scott. . . . 
Rho*s lady friends have not been idle. We have received two handsome 
panels and an unusually pretty screen. It is a work of art, and we owe 
much to Brother Seitz for obtaining it for us. Brother Harry Sage, 
known to chapter life as " Sorg," presented us with a very fine white 
robe. In addition to all these, Brother Jim Young and Clad Semple pre- 
sented us with curtain and pole for the lodge-room. . . . Our prospedls 
for next year are very good, and as we only lose one man by graduation, 
we will be in very excellent condition. . . . The College Annual vflW be 
out in April, and we will be happy to exchange with any of the chapters. 

Whereas : On her twelfth anniversary Rho has received a very elegant gift, 
the complete works of Thackeray, Scott, Dickens, Irving, and George Eliot, from 
her alimmi, be it 

Resolved; That we, the active members of Rho chapter, do hereby extend to 
them a vote of thanks. 

Resolved t That a copy of these resolutions be sent to each of the donors ; and 
furthermore, be it 

Resolved^ That these resolutions be preserved in the chapter records and pub- 
lished in the Chi Phi Quarterly. 

W. P. Morgan, 
Douglas Craig, 
A. Reeder Ferriday, 


Brother Clad Semple has found a very desirable situation, which he 
fills with his usual ability. . . . Brother " Kid ** Whitmer has been taken 
into partnership with his father in the lumber business at Sunbury, Pa. 
. . . Brother W. B. Campbell is in the plumbing business at Johnstown, 
Pa. . . . Brother W. Dosh Holloway is in the gents* furnishing business 
at Pittston, Pa. . . . Brother C. R. Rodenbough has left Jeanesville* 
and is back to Easton, and is in the office of the Lehigh Water Company 


SIGMA— WoFFORD College, Spartanburg, S. C. 


J. Choice Evins (r). William L. Weber (A). 

Since our last communication Sigma*s ranks have been increased 
by the unexpe(fled return of Brother Augustus Massebeau. " Gus " has 
valiantly surmounted the difficulties attendant upon his loss of an entire 
session, has taken a fine stand in his class, and bids fair to ** bear the 
palm alone." Sigma has high expectations of her quondam " R. A." 
son. . . . Moreover, since the last issue of the Quarterly, wc have 
been so fortunate as to secure another brother in the person of W. P. 
Few, of Greers, S. C, whose many excellent qualities and marked pro- 
ficiency in study indicate for him a most successful college course and 
a future which will redound to Sigma's glory. . . . We regret, however, 
to state that this, our youngest brother, though he endured the capri- 
cious attentions of our honored goat with stoical indifference has yet 
been completely vanquished by the measles, which have lately depopu- 
lated the college community. Brothers Massebeau, Bullock, Few and 
McGowan have likewise fallen victims to the fell invader, but we rejoice 
to say they are all convalescent. ... At a recent meeting of the Cal- 
houn Literary Society, Brother W. L. Weber, '86, was deservedly 
ele<f\ed valedictorian. Sigma is justly proud of Brother Weber*s suc- 
cess hitherto, and anticipates for him a still more successful future. . . . 
Our meetings prior to the advent of measles have been very interest- 
ing, our sanctum sanctorum being kept in delightful order by Brother 
" G. Wash " Hodges, to whom our unbounded gratitude is due for his 
valuable services as Epsilon. We vary the exercises with intermissions 
of song and anecdote. Brother Evins' fine tenor is still the admira- 
tion and envy of the Chapter. Brother Ellerbe delights in the " sym- 
phony of song "—especially his own — and frequently spreads conster- 
nation in the ranks by intimating his desire to sing a solo ! Brothers 
Hodges and Mitchell still exercise their talent for instrumental music ; 
while the rest of us, vainly emulating Brother Weber's basso pro/undo^ 
follow suit and endeavor to sooth the savage breasts of those of our 
neighbors whose business necessitates their remaining within ear-shot 
with charming melody. ... In fine, Sigma is enjoying a season of 
unparalleled prosperity, and bids fair to hold her own among the rival 
fraternities for many days to come. 


Rev. Joseph P. Pritchard, '74, has accepted an invitation to preside 
over the annual debate of the Preston Library Society, of Wofford. . . . 
Jno. L. Glenn, '79, has lately been eledled intendent of Cheston, S. C. 
... J. A. Chapman, '83, is successfully completing a course in the Law 
Department of Harvard. . . . William G. Blake, '83,* starts for Johns 


Hopkins University, in August, to take a special course in Natural 
Science. . . . L. J. Blake, '84, will return home in April, from Philadel- 
phia, where he has been attending medical lectures. . . . Andrew E. 
Moore, '84, is taking a course in law at Harvard. . . . H. B. Carlisle, '85, 
is reading^law in this city, preparatory to a course at Yale. . . . George 
£. Means, *85, intends taking a special course at some polytechnic school 
leading to the " C. £.'* degree. Sigma predi<5ls unparalleled success for 
** Cap*n ". . . . R. H. F. Chapman is still merchandizing in this city. 
"Rob" occasionally sheds the radiance of his countenance on our 
meetings. . . . W. B. Du Pr^, is working in the drug store of Dr. H. E. 
Heinitsh of this city. " Bep '* is looking forward to pharmacy. 

PHI — Amherst College. 

A. Osborne (r). E. T. Ford (A). 

Phi has failed to appear in the last two issues of the Quarterly 
through some mistake unknown to the Zeta, who has endeavored to dis- 
charge faithfully the duties of his office. Our chapter was never in a 
more flourishing condition. With the '89 delegation of twelve strong 
men, already adlive and having at heart the welfare of Phi and of Chi 
Phi, we have good reason to congratulate ourselves. . . . The banquet 
attending our initiation was held in the cozy parlor of our bright little 
house, and was truly a grand affair. Brother Ford as toastmaster was in 
his element, while the presence of Brother Stockbridge, our Grand 
Alpha, added immeasurably to the enjoyment of the occasion. Brother 
Stockbridge's toast was full of his quiet, dry wit and replete with good, 
sound advice and suggestions. Many of our alumni and brother^ from 
Harvard and Yale were in attendance, and hearty was the welcome 
extended them by Phi. The occasion was long to be remembered, and 
as it was the first banquet in the new house, it is sure to occupy a green 
spot in the chapter's memory. ... Of our new men and of their abilities 
we know comparatively little, although we feel justified in saying tha^ 
Brother Churchill, '89, is destined to take high rank in college. We 
have received a valuable addition to the Junior delegation in the person 
of Charles Arthur Sibley, manager of the College Glee-Club, and one of 
the most popular men in his class. . . . The chapter holds its own, and, 
in fact, the !' lion's share" in college honors. Chi Phi has the editor-in- 
chief of the Amherst Student and the business-manager, the same 
officers on the Olio, while the scarlet and blue is represented on the base, 
ball team, the dramatics, and, above all, stands among the first in 
scholarship. Truly we are justified in saying the chapter has an era of 
prosperity, and has and is making wonderful advances. . . . The winter 
term is passing quietly and pleasantly. Many are the pleasant evenings 


passed in our comfortable parlors before the cheerful open fire, and how 
the moments fly in that sedu^ive and fascinating game — ^whist! . . . The 
Zeta hopes, in closing, that his report has been sufficiently voluminous 
o show the progress of the chapter and that the failure of Phi to make 
her appearance in the last two issues of the Quarterly will be regarded 
in its true light — as a mistake, and not as negligence. 


Brother Rossiter, '84, is still with the Nrw York Triune and pays 
the chapter occasional visits. It is always pleasant to have Ross with us 

CHI. — Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. 


C. B. VoGENiTz (r). Nelson Dresbach (A). 

At the opening of the winter term we were sorry to find that Brother 
Ream would not be with us, and, though two came to take his place, we 
still miss our big-hearted, jolly dude brother. . . .The two referred to 
are Brothers A. H. Kenaga, '87, of Urbana, O., and W. B. Jones, '89, of 
Delaware, O. The chapter may be heartily congratulated on the initia- 
tion of these two brothers. Few men in his class are more popular 
than " Cap." Kenaga. (Brother Kenaga is captain of Company B of 
the College Cadets.) Brother Jones is a representative of one of the 
prominent families ot Delaware, and adds to our strength by increasing 
our list of resident members. . . . Chi is in a more prosperous condition 
now than she has been since the spring term of '84. We were unfortu- 
nate in having to begin the year of '85 with but very few men, and these, 
with one exception, all new members. Since then our growth, though 
slow,%as been sure, leaving no cause for regret . • . Chi Phi takes a 
goodly share of the spoils in every contest in which she is permitted to 
participate. At a recent eledlion in the Junior Class, Brother Kenaga 
was eledled a member of the Senior Ledlure Course Committee, and 
Brother Zurmehly, Editor-in-Chief of the College Transcript for next 
year. Brother Zurmehly also represents our chapter on the college 
annual. The Bijou, which will be published early in the spnng term. 
Chi will be pleased to exchange annuals with all the chapters. . . . 
We have, this term, enjoyed visits from Brothers Kenyon, Patrick, Vail» 
Wheeler and Jones. Chi Phis will always find a hearty welcome at 
52 West Winter street. . . . The third annual Pan-Hellenic banque^ 
was held Saturday night, March 6th. All the members of the different 
chapters represented here were present. After supper, toasts were 
responded to by representatives from each of the six fraternities. An 
odlette, with guitar accompaniment, made the halls re-echo with the 
glad music of various coUege-songs. These banquets, though inex- 


pensive and of modest display, do much to remove enmity and jealousy* 
and to establish in their stead harmony and good-fellowship. ... A 
lack of harmony among the members of Beta Theta Phi had been no- 
ticed for some time, but there was somewhat of a sensation in fraternity 
circles when on Monday morning, March 8th, each of the fraternities 
here received a communication from Beta Theta Phi stating that Mr. 
Bruce S.. Weeks had been expelled from their chapter, but assigning no 
reason for the a^ion. . . . We happened to know more of the cause of 
the trouble than did any other outside party, and, upon investigation, 
found that, as we had thought, the only reason they could give was that 
upon a certain occasion Mr. Weeks worked in the interest of Chi Phi 
rather than support a Beta brother who had repeatedly opposed him. . . 
Seeing nothing in this that refledled discredit upon Mr. Weeks, and 
recognizing his worth, as evinced by his scholarship and general good 
standing, we set about to persuade him to seek first the support and 
sympathy of Chi Phi. and then, if necessary, the redress of his wrongs. 
. . . Convinced of the policy of this course, he consented to go with us, 
and was initiated the same day, March 8th. . . . Brother Weeks, as was 
said, is an able man, and the fraternity may expedl much of him. 


Brother George A. Miller, '75, is a partner in the firm of Young & 
Miller, wholesale dealers in pine lumber at Toledo, Ohio. . . . Brother 
Guy Jones, '84, is in the lime business at Radnor, Ohio. With a large 
quarry of first-class stone and the latest improved modem kiln, he has 
been able to establish a good trade in spite of the most crushing com- 
petition. . . . Brother " Chid '* £. Williamson, '85, is associate editor 
of the WestervilU Independent^ at Westerville, Ohio. . . , Brother F. C. 
Russel. '87, is keeping books for the United States Rolling Stock Com- 
pany, of Urbana, Ohio. . . . Brother E. H. Patrick, '87, is trftveling 
salesman and coUedlor for the firm of Perry & Co., of Urbana, Ohio. 
. . . Brother Tom W. Ream, '88, is taking a course at Eastman's Busi- 
ness College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

OMEGA — Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. 


L. T. ASHCRAFT (r). F. D. ZUG (A). 

Since our last report to the Quarterly Omega has been somewhat 
diminished in numbers. *We regret very much indeed to announce the 
loss of two of our band, brothers Stafford, '87, and Smith, '89. Brother 
Smith left college, soon after the beginning of this term, while Brother 
Stafford, although he has left college, still remains in town. However, I 
think he expects to leave in a few days. We keenly feel the loss of the 
above-named brothers, for they had, by their generous natures and warm 


feelings and loyalty to Omega, gained for themselves the first place in 
the hearts of her sons. Barring the above item, Omega has not exper- 
ienced any extraordinary adventure. She pursues the even tenor of her 
way, stands first among her rivals, enjoys a good reputation, both in 
college and town, and is altogether in a good condition. We hope soon 
to bring our number up to the usual standard. There are several very 
desirable men in college whom we are watching over, and whom we wish 
at a very early day to introduce to his Highness the honorable B. G. 
The students are getting up a play for the benefit of the Athletic Asso- 
ciation, and several Chi Phi's will take prominent parts. We also expe^ 
Brother Bremer, of Philadelphia, to be here on that occasion, as he is to 
take a leading part. All of the brothers spent their Christmas holidays 
at their respe<f\ive homes, and a g^eat many came back to college com- 
pletely " broken up." But they were "broke up" in many different 
ways ; some from eating too much turkey, and some from not eating 
enough, but the majority, as usual, on the fair sex. We can now say, 
however, that we are getting nobly over the results of Christmas indul- 
gencies. We will confine the remainder of our report to personals. 


Brother Wm. A. Kramer, '83, is so much taken up with the onerous 
duties of his profession that he doesn't get up to see us as often as for- 
merly. . . . Brother W. B. Norris, '83, who is pra^icing law in Washing- 
ton, D. C, was in town for several days last week. . . . Brothers Hum- 
rich, '82, and Rhey, '83, have formed a partnership for the purpose of 
carrying on the insurance business in Carlisle. We tender them our 
best wishes and congratulations. May fair fortune shed upon them her 
brightest rays, and may the god of success never hide his face from them. 
. . . Brother Johnston Moore, '87, has accepted a position in Harris- 
burg, and is doing well. . . . Brothers Strawbridge, '83, and Ashcraft, 
'87, celebrated Washington's birthday in Philadelphia. We are inclined 
to believe they had a good time. . . . Brother Zug, *86, entertained his 
class at home several days ago. Brother Zug's hospitality was spoken 
of in the highest terms, and everybody came away well filled with the 
delicacies of the season. . . . Brother Murray, '89, spent several days at' 
home last week. . . . Brother Keefer, '85, writes to us occasionally. 

VAV ALUMNI— Washington. D. C. 

Edward L. Dent (r). John Yorke Atleb (A). 

Circumstances beyond our control prevented a communication for 
the last issue of the Quarterly ; but we will try to make amends by 
being very prompt in the future. . . . We congratulate the fraternity at 
large, upon the continued publication of the Quarterly under the same 


management as last year ; we appreciate the good work done in the past 
and will endeavor to do our share in making the Journal a success dur- 
ing the present year. . . . Brother Ed. Dent was our only representative 
at the New York Convention, but then Brother Dent is a host in himself. 
The news that he brought us of important transactions was hailed as a 
great stride in the right direction. ... At our meeting, held on the 
evening of February 15th, officers, to serve during 1886, were elecfled as 
follows; John Yorke Atlee, (H)— Alpha; R. C. Hyatt, (P)— Beta; Ed- 
ward L. Dent, (M)— Gamma ; Alex. P. Shaw, (*)— Delta ; J. Rush Mar- 
shall, (A) — Epsilon ; Clifton Mayfield, (P) — Zeta ; Delegate to Convention : 
Clifton Mayfield ; Alternate : Edward L. Dent. . . . W. P. Moore, M. D., 
(Beth,) was in Washington during January, on a short visit to his 
parents, and honored several of our members by a call. For enthusiasm 
par excellence, in the good cause, commend us to the aforesaid brother. 
. . . I. S. K. Reeves, U. S. N., (*) is at present stationed in Washington, 
on duty with the " Fish Commission.** (1443 Massachusetts ave., N. W.) 
. . . John Yorke Atlee, (H), our worthy Alpha, is in the Bureau of 
Engraving and Printing. He is our "Ancient,** and, though a very 
decidedly settled man of family, has by no means lost interest in frater- 
nity matters. . . . A. B. Graham. (Q), is at present residing at No. 19 16 
H street, N. W. We believe he expedls soon to remove to his new 
residence in the West End, now in course of construdlion. Brother 
Graham and wife were sorely affli(fled by the death, last summer, of their 
infant. ... J. Rush Marshall, (A), is a member of the prosperous firm 
of Hornblower & Marshall, Architedls, No. 945 Pennsylvania avenue, 
N. W. . . . Edward L. Dent, (M), has recently entered into a business 
partnership, and opened an office at No. 1331 F street, N. W. ; their 
card reads : " Edward L. Dent & Co., Mechanical Engineers.** 


Many readers of any publication, no doubt, form opinions, from the 
imagination, concerning the editor thereof. Frequently these are cor- 
real, but sometimes ludicrous, though, of course, good-natured mistakes 
happen. The writer of an " Enclosed please find '* ended by hoping that 
the gray hairs of " ye good old editor" might be spared for many years. 
If he could have seen the indignation which overspread the beardless 
face of a "one-score-and-five** youth, he would repent the mistake. 
Another sent a finely-colored pamphlet advertising his business, for 
which thanks would have been returned, but it was accompanied by the 
astounding suggestion that the editor's children might be amused by 
looking over it. What advice to a bachelor ! 


Brother Frank C. Osborne. (9.) of Pittsburgh, Penna., wiU shortly 
issue a book on Moments of Inertia, a more extended notice of which 
will be given hereafter. 

The Transcript (Ohio Wesleyan University) devotes a page to a 
review of the recent literary efforts of Brother E. J. Wheeler, (X, '79), 
who was one of its editors while in college. 

Brother C. N. Ironside, (A, 'Si), sends us a "Counsellor-at-law" card 
from 53 Liberty street, New York City. His removal from Cincinnati 
will be a matter of regret to all who were accustomed to meet him there. 

Brother C.B. Heiserman,.(X, '84), formerly business-manager of the 
Quarterly, has been made instru(flor in the Urbanna (Ohio) High 

J. H. Fisher, Princeton, '67, has left the service of the D. and H. 
R. R., and is now city editor of the Scranton Republican, Scranton, Pa. 

Dr. J. M. Baldy, University of Pennsylvania, '83, until recently 
located in Scranton, Pa., has removed to Philadelphia to practice his 
profession there. 

Brother James A. Bayard (A, *^^^ has been recently appointed 
Secretary of the Territory of Arizona by President Cleveland. He is the 
son of Senator Bayard, and is about twenty-six years of age. He was 
studying law in Maryland until his appointment. 

Rev. Thomas M. Yundt (Z, *82,) of Wyandotte, Kansas, was re- 
cently elected Superintendent of the Bethany Orphans* Home. He was 
formerly pastor of the Reformed Church, Womelsdorf, Pa. 

Professor Samuel A. Baer (Z, '69.) Assistant State Librarian of Penn- 
sylvania, has resigpied to accept the Superintendency of the Florence, 
S. C, schools. 

Rev. J. H. Dubbs (Z, '56,) Professor of History and Archaeology 
in Franklin and Marshall College, was recently notified of his election 
as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain, in recog- 
nition of his labor in the department of historical science. There are 
but few persons in this country who have received this distinction. 

Allen Hastings, Phi '84, writes from the interior of Arizona, many 
miles from the nearest post-ofHce, Bumble Bee, where he has recently 
removed from Waldi, Texas. 


Brother J. H. Upton (♦, 'Ss.) is connected with the Santent High 
School, Cotuit Mass. 

Rampant Billy. 
The capacious, capricious, concupistorial Capncomus, yclep tfrater- 
nity, which holds mystic seances in the back rooms of the Stile*s Block, had 
a rousing, tearing old time of it last night about midnight. He must have 
had an extra supper of show-bills, or had swallowed one of those crooked- 
backed Hebrew hieroglyphics with which they adorn (?) their windows. 
A series of demoniacal whoops, with an accompaniment of clanking 
swords and rattling chains, brought quite a crowd of late walkers be- 
neath their windows. Shortly after their heavy inside shutters suddenly 
opened, and clouds of sulphurous smoke poured forth, confirming the 
idea that it was a branch office of the lower regions. Patrolman Evans 
went up to inquire into the cause of the smoke, and was informed that 
some phosphorous which they were using had spontaneously ignited. 
He only got as far as the anteroom, but swears that he saw a skeleton 
with burning bones walking about, dragging chains from its legs. After 
these brilliant students have succeeded in burning a building the faculty 
will begin to realize that the " Greeks.*' as they call themselves, are but 
synonyms for a lot of boyish tomfoolery and dangerous skull-doggery. 

— Athens Democrat 

Since you seem to have a department for Old Jokes, I send you one 
which, no doubt, was recalled to me by reading the last Quarterly 
effusion in that department : 

Brother D. had conceived a strange infatuation for one of the fair 
sex, and paid his devoirs regularly every night for several weeks. At 
last at an indignation "anti-monopoly *' meeting it was resolved to play 
a practical joke upon him. Going to his room one night, we took 
his very large valise, or, as we were accustomed to dub it, " young 
trunk,*' and filled it with the contents of his wash-bag. After depositing 
it carefully upon the door-step of the fair one and pulling the bell-knob, 
we scampered away and from the opposite side of the street were greatly 
edified to see the mother drag the baggage into the house. The subse- 
quent part of the story was gleaned from D. several weeks later when 
his wrath had cooled somewhat. The mother read his name on the brass 
plate, and carried the valise into the parlor, at the same time inquiring if 
he expelled to take up his lodging there. She based her question upon 
the weight of the bag. D. was so sure that it was empty, that, in order 
to get out of the embarrassing situation, he gave her permission to open it. 
Now he was never over-scnipulously careful of the proverb beginning in 
•' cleanliness " and ending in " godliness," and you may pidlure the con- 
sternation of all parties when the contents rolled out upon the floor. 
I am happy to acid, in the language of the story-books, " They were 
married,** and lest he now wreak his vengeance upon mc» I sl^ isi'^^^.V^* 

Official Notices. 

THE Grand Zeta hereby calls the attention of the various chapters to 
the Resolution of the last Convention, requiring a complete history 
of each chapter to be forwarded to him. In order to give some idea of 
the matters which it is desirable that the aforesaid histories should treat 
of, the following heads are furnished : 

1. A full account of the efforts made to secure a charter, and of the 
foundation of the chapter. 

2. A general history of the chapter's life, embracing succinct resumus 
of its vicissitudes ; of its peculiar manners, policy and workings, and of 
its relations to other chapters of this fraternity, to other college organiza- 
tions of every description, and to the institution. 

3. A brief synopsis of the careers of distinguished alumni. 

4. A complete set of annual statistics. 

5. All additional matter that would probably be of general interest 
or throw side-lights upon the development of the fraternity at large, or of 
any chapter, together with all traditions of the chapter, and a list of all 
records in its possession. 

In quoting documents, and in referring thereto, the place of the origi- 
nal should be stated, and in case the document is of especial interest the 
Grand Zeta would be indebted for a temporary loan of the original or 
an exadl transcript thereof. 

The speedy preparation and delivery of these chapter histories is 
earnestly urged, inasmuch as all work on the general history of the fra- 
ternity must now remain at a standstill until they are in hand. 


Ger. Am. Bank Bld'g., St. Paul, Minn 

Zetas are notified that communications for next Quarterly must 
be on hand by May ist, to secure insertion. 

Frequent requests go to different officers for copies of proceedings of 
last Convention. Notice is hereby given that they can be obtained by 
addressing the Grand Gamma and enclosing twenty-five cents. 

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To THE Chapter Gammas. 

You are earnestly requested by the Grand Officers to be prompt in 
the discharge of your semi-annual obligation, full instrudlions in which 
have already been sent you. The efficacy of the work depends much 
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Gamma.— B. Murrah, *90, Flowery Branch, Ga. ; P. J. Williams, '89^ 
Columbus, Ga. ; Otis McDonald, '89, Griffin, Ga. 

Eta.— Edwin O. Stanton, '88, Seneca, S. C. ; L. A. Flemming, *88, 
Liberty, Ga. ; L. J. Flemming, '89, Liberty, Ga. 

Theta.— Wm. E. Carlin, '88, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Iota.— Harry L. Kirker, '88, Ironton, O. ; John F. Welch, Special, 
Ironton, O. 

Mu. — Charles E. Harrison, '89, Mobile, Ala.; Lucius T. Finch, "89, 
New York City. 

Omicron. — Warren Wentworth, '87, Chicago, Ills. 

Pi.— C. B. Ragsdale, '89, Hannibal, Mo. ; W. H. Faulk. •86. Monroe, La. 

Rho.— Frank M. Graff. '88. Blairsville, Pa. ; W. Wally Davis. Jr., •89. 
Chester Valley, Pa. ; John R. Herring. '89, Bloomsburg, Pa. ; Doug- 
las Craig. '89. Mauch Chunk. Pa. ; Wm. P. Morgan. '88. Chicago. Ills. 

Sigma.— W. P. Few. '89. Greers, S. C. 

Chi. — A. H. Kenega, '87. Urbana. Ohio ; W. B. Jones, '89. Delaware, 
Ohio ; Bruce S. Weeks. '87, Miamisburg. O. 

Chi Phi List, Richmond, Va. 

David McCaw (A, '75). M. D., Fifth and Grace streets. 

Geo. H. Burwell (E. A.. '70). lawyer. Shafer*s Building. 

Furman Tupper (I.. *70» real estate agent. Eleventh and Main 

Rev. W. W. Landnom (I., '71), Pastor Second Baptist Church ; boards 
602 East Main street. 

R. Carter Scott (A., *79)» clerk. Custom House. 

A. B. Gingon (A., '79). lawyer, 911 East Main street. 

Chi Phi*s in the United States Navy. 

Passed Assistant Surgeon Francis S. Nash (E). Northern Alaska 
Expedition, Navy Pay Office, San Francisco. Cal. 

Passed Assistant Engineer I. S. K. Reeves (*), special duty, U. S. 
Fish Commission, Wood's Holl, Mass. 



lieutenant A. C. Hodgson (E), Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 

Assistant Paymaster £. B. Rogers (t and A), U. S. Naval Hospital, 
Yokohama, Japan. 

Assistant Engineer T. Fred. Carter, U. S. Steamer Gale:ia, North 
Atlantic Station, care. Navy Department, Washington. D. C. 

Passed Assistant Paymaster Otis C, Tiffany (A), Training-ship James- 
town, care. Navy Department, Washington, D. C. 

Cki PKi Qui^rlcrly. 


JUNE, 1886. 


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T|)« C|)i P|)i Quarterly 

V0L.XI. JUNE, 1886. No. 3. 

Bitttat^ V)tpattiiMnt 


Stories in Rhyme for Holiday Time. | By Edward 
Jewett Wheeler, | New York, | 1884; | 4to, illuminated cover, 

PP- 75- 

Such is the jingling title of a bookful of jingles whose 
tintinnabulations are destined to tickle the ear of many a little 
curly-head, lying in perfefl abandon upon the worn hearth-rug, 
whilst mamma reads the accustomed night-cap. Written by 
one who enters heartily into all the little joys and sorrows of 
a six-year-old world, it possesses all the necessary appurte- 
nances for leading the little feet through paths daily trod by 
them, but "adorns the tale" in every instance by a just 
balance of good condu6l and reward which must be not a little 
leaven in countera6ling the great amount of silly and too often 
vicious stories poured into the little ears. There arc piftures of 
ponies and goats and carts and sheep and kites and marbles 
and dolls and tops — in short, everything which could possibly 
make the little stories like so many peeps into the beautiful 
side of life. Many a weary mother and impatient &ther will 
call down blessings upon the head of the writer who has sent 
this never-to-be-tired-of plaything into the nursery. 

The table of contents reads : Dedication — Poem — How, 
After All, the Sky Didn't Fall ; The Kite and the Tail ; A 
Peep at Paradise; When Spring Begins; Bob's Bicycle Ride; 
The Boy to the Schoolmaster; The New Baby's Name; 
Eglantine, or the Magical Gloves (in three parts and preludeJ\ 


Readers of the Quarterly are too familiar with the name 
of Brother Wheeler, (A '79,) to require any introduftion in this 
brief review. First securing a name in the limited world of 
college periodical writing, he passed after graduation to the 
Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, and next to the editorial chair of 
The Voice, the best known Prohibition paper in the United 
States. Although young for such a responsible position, his 
condufl of the paper has demonstrated the wisdom of the 
seleftion. During the campaign of 1884, Brother Wheeler 
wrote a " Citizen's '' pamphlet, entitled " How Shall I Vote?" 
which reached the remarkable sale of some I50,CXX) copies, 
both German and English. He is an aftive politician, being 
President of the King's County (Brooklyn, N. Y.) Prohibition 
Club. Two poems of Brother W. have been recently pub- 
lished in the Quarterly, and each was quoted quite exten- 
sively throughout the Greek press. His future, as his past 
has been, will undoubtedly be one of which our organization 
may justly be proud. 

Medical Thoughts of Shakespeare. | By B. Rush 
Field, M. D., | Member Shakespeare Society of New York. | 
Easton, Penna., | 1885 \ I 4^^, paper, pp. 86. 

The second and revised edition of this peculiar and ex- 
traordinarily interesting book is upon our table. To any 
ardent lover of the heights and depths of this unfathomable 
genius, anything new about his life is eagerly seized upon 
and carefully analyzed. Not to be outdone by Campbell's 
explanation of the bard's legal knowledge, Brother Field [P 
83) has taken up and commented upon every possible allusion 
to the science of medicine. There are chapters on The 
Physician, Praftice of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physi- 
ology, Anatomy and Pharmacy, with perhaps over a thousand 
quotations from the different plays and poems. All medical 
allusions contained in the works of the Bard of bards is repro- 
duced in proper connexion, with references, and also with 
such comments on the various topics as a modern medical 
man may be expefted to make. The more interesting medical 
thoughts have received careful attention. The theory that 


Shakespeare antedated Harvey in the discovery of the circula- 
tion of the blood is well reviewed and ably argued. It has 
always been a matter of surprise that Shakespeare should 
make his Juliet but fourteen years of age, while she really 
plays the role of a young lady of twenty-four. Dr. Field, 
having traveled over the ground where the scenes are laid, 

" It seems absurd until we recollect that she grew and developed 
into early womanhood under the sun of an Italian clime. The wonder- 
ful development of the girls of Italy can easily be seen in the Eternal 
city. Taking a stroll down to the Spanish staircase, which is daily filled 
with Roman models lazily awaiting the engagements of the artists, or a 
walk on the Corso, or around the Theatre of Marcellus, convinces one 
at once that Shakespeare's Juliet, young as she is, is not overdrawn, and 
that the Italian girl of fourteen is indeed fully " ripe to be a bride." 

Under Aftion of Medicines the allusion to the " cursed 
hebenon," in Hamlet, is held to be an example of his medical 
knowledge instead of his ignorance. The source of his knowl- 
edge is hinted at in the Chapter on Surgery — it being attri- 
buted to his son-in-law. Dr. John Hall. Medical thoughts 
have also been gleaned from Ben Jonson, Pope, Spenser, 
Young, Swifl, Sackville, Cowley, Gay, Prior, Byron, Scott, 
Moore, and many others. Those from Byron are chiefly from 
his Don Juan and are most excellent. Dr. Field's book 
will find a quick appreciation among his professional brethren 
and all who seek profit and delight in Shakspearean study- 
Brother Field is an extensive praftitioner of Easton, Pa., 
being associated with his brother, also a Chi Phi, in the same 
profession. They are among the substantial supporters of the 
Rho Chapter and can always be relied upon. 

Canoe and Camp Cookery. | By H. H. Soule. | New 
York, I 1885 ; | 8vo., pp. 96. 

The man who imagines himself sitting near a huge fire 
in a pine forest, or, better still, just entering camp after a long 
tramp at six A. M., when nature demands refreshment, imme- 
diate and substantial, can best appreciate the value and interest 
of this little book. It is precisely what its name indicates, if 
thereto could be added that no minutiae which could go to 


make pleasant the difficult task of catering to enormous appe- 
tites under enormous difficulties are considered too small to be 
given within its compressed pages. Brother Soule (Xi, '80) 
has entered in this work a new but very agreeable and neces- 
sary field, yet one over whose paths and along whose streams 
he must frequently have wandered. An extended notice of 
Brother S., his life and the present work, appeared in the last 
Quarterly, to which it is only necessary to add that he is at 
present dramatic editor of Freund's (New York) Music and 
Dramay New York correspondent of the Washington Post 
and editor of the Rahway (N. J.) Advocate, 

JOHN K. LAKE (A^ '71.) 

Died, at his residence near Cynthiana, Ky., March 7th, 
1886, Brother Jno. K. Lake, in the thirty-fifth year of his age. 
On the 26th of February he contrafted a severe cold which 
developed into pneumonia, causing his death after an illness of 
but a week. 

Brother Lake was born on the 29th day of Nov., 1851, 
and, after graduating at Kentucky Wesleyan College, he 
entered Washington and Lee University, Va. In 1871 he 
became one of the charter members of the Nu Chapter and was 
initiated into the order of Chi Phi upon the inauguration of 
the chapter in that year. During his college career Brother 
Lake took an aftive part in fraternity work, representing his 
chapter as a delegate to the Washington Convention, which 
perfefled the union of the Northern and Southern Orders, and 
remained an ardent and devoted member of the Order during 
his life. In 1878 he was selefled as the Convention orator, 
and at the Convention subsequently held at Cincinnati, in July, 
1879, h^ delivered an oration of remarkable beauty and elo- 
quence. Brother Lake was a natural orator. In figure he 
was tall and slender ; his forehead broad and intelleAual ; his 
manner easy and graceful. His mind was rich with beautiful 


metaphor, and his heart was pure and generous. Those who 
listened to Brother Lake's oratory will long remember the 
charm of his voice and thought. He graduated in law from 
the University in 1873, and returned to Kentucky, where he 
engaged in the praftice of his profession. During the short 
period engaged jn aftive praftice he met with unusual success; 
but the management of his estates requiring his attention, he 
abandoned the profession of law some five years ago to engage 
extensively in farming and the raising of fine stock. In 1876 
he was married to Miss Mattie Broadwell, a beautiful and 
accomplished lady of his native town. One child, a bright 
little girl, is left with his widow to mourn his loss. 

Brother Lake was also a member of the Knight Tem" 
plars, and at the time of his death, as member of the Grand 
Lodge of Kentucky, held the office of Grand Chancellor. 

By his death the fraternity loses a faithful member and 
the old Nu Chapter a devoted son. The chain has been 
broken and one of the brightest links lost to earth. 

J. M. Dawson (iV '72). 

GA., FROM 1878 TO 1881. 


In 1874 a rule was adopted requiring all students who 
entered the University to sign a pledge that they would not 
join a fraternity while in college. The Eta Chapter of Chi 
Phi, although in a flourishing condition, resolved to disband, 
saying she wouldn't have a man who would join a fraternity 
after signing the above pledge. 

Dr. Patrick H. "^11 (an honorary "2* A E ") was elefted 
chancellor of the University in 1878, and one of his first 
a£ls was to have the ban against fraternities removed. Two 


fraternities, the ''1 A E" and the "d? J »/' had remained in 
the University in spite of the pledge. ** Chi Phi," " Kappa 
Alpha " and "Alpha Tau Omega" entered in 1878. 

Re-Establishment of Eta. 

At the opening of the Fall term in 1 878 two " Kiffies " 
entered college, Elijah A. Brown, '79» Atlanta, Ga., an old 
Eta man, and Irby Dunklin, '80, New Castle, Texas, who came 
over from Ga. Gamma. As the cause of Eta's suspension 
had been removed these men immediately set to work to 
re-establish the Chapter. They pledged Gustavus J. Orr, Jr., 
'80, Atlanta, Ga., and Billups Phinizy, '81, Athens, Ga., and 
secured rooms for Chapter quarters. Four brothers from 
Gamma — ^Joel Edward Wooten, of McVille, Ga.; Henry R. 
De Jarnette, Eatonton, Ga.; William M. Dunbar, Quincy, 
Fla.,and Tracy Baxter, Macon, Ga. — came over in November, 
1878, to assist in the first initiation. George Hodgson 
{H '76) and Robert G. Taylor {H '76) resident members were 
also present. Phinizy and Orr were duly initiated. Other 
men were pledged but no more taken in until after Christmas, 
when Albert L. Gumming, '80, Warrenton, Ga.; James M. 
Mayne, '80, Farmington, Ga.; Austin Lee McRae, '81, Lum- 
ber City, Ga.; William Henry Steele, *8o, Piedmont, S. C; 
Thomas P. Stanley, '82, Athens, Ga., were initiated, making 
nine aftive members. Besides the Alumni brothers, already 
mentioned, the Chapter received assistance from brothers 
Peter W. Meldrim, A. Pratt Adams, Samuel B. Adams, of 
Savannah, Ga., and Professors William George Woodfin, 
Henry C. White, David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr., Athens, Ga. 


Brown graduated with high rank, standing first in three 
studies, and distinguished in all the others ; was president of 
the Phi Kappa Literary Society, and chairman of the Committee 
of Invitations to the Champion Debate at Commencement. 
Received a speaker's place at commencement. Dunklin was 
second in the junior class and received a speaker's place on 


scholarship. Orr was third in the junior class, and received 
speaker's place, both on scholarship and declamation. Mayne 
was sixth in '80. Steele was second lieutenant in Com- 
pany B, University Battalion, and was elefted to the Spring 
Debate in the Phi Kappa Literary Society ; had the last speech 
and was on the winning side. McRae was fifth in '81. Stan- 
ley was third in '82. Dunklin, Gumming and McRae were 
the Committees of Invitations to the Spring Debates. A 
champagne supper, which was a memorable one, was given to 
our Alumni at commencement. 

1879— '80. 

Of the nine members of last year, eight returned to 
college. Brown having graduated, making the prospefls very 
bright for a successful year's work. The following men were 
initiated at the beginning of the term : Joshua W. Stephens, 
'82, La Grange, Ga. ; Henry F. Atkinson, *82, Dawson, Ga. ; 
Benjamin C. Milner, *82, New Castle, Ala. ; Samuel C. 
Morgan, '83, Rome, Ga. 

After Christmas : John Robert Slater, '81, Ivanhoe, Ga; 
James T. Newton, '80, Athens, Ga. ; Hugh Vernon Washing- 
ton, *82, Macon, Ga., were enrolled in the band of the faithful, 
making an aftive membership of fifteen. 

Newton was elefted Professor of Mathematics in the 
South- West Georgia Agricultural College (a branch of the 
State University), at Cuthbert, Georgia, and left us before 
taking his degree. His rank in college was very high, and 
he was Adjutant of the Battalion. 

Steele was Captain of Company A, and won the banner 
in the prize drill for having the best drilled company. 

Wayne was Second Lieutenant in Company A. 

Dunklin was Second Lieutenant in Company B. 

McRae was Second Sergeant in Company B. 

Steele was elefted a champion debater from the Phi 
Kappa Society, and Orr a champion debater from the Demos- 
thenian Literary Society. Both men had the honor of closing 
the debate for their rcspeftive sides. The P. K's won, Mem- 


bership to this debate is the highest honor the literary societies 
confer. Steele was president of Phi Kappa ; Orr president, and 
Dunklin vice-president of the Demosthenian Society. Milner 
waseleftedtothe Demosthenian Spring Debate, and Slater and 
Washington were elefted to the Phi Kappa Spring Debate. 
Dunklin and Gumming were members of the Champion 
Debate Committee of Invitations, and Atkinson and Stephens 
held similar positions on the Spring Debates. Eta fplt so 
elated over her phenomenal success that she decided to give 
a banquet. Not an old-fashioned champagne banquet, but 
one to which she could invite her daughters as well as her 
sons. Accordingly a banquet was given at the Ben Hill 
residence in May, at which there were about twenty couples, 
every one of which, with one exception, were Chi Phis. Messrs. 
Prof. White, Hodgson, Milner and Stephens contributed 
largely to the success of the affair. At commencement five 
men graduated. Dunklin and Orr, A. B.,who stood second 
and third respeftively in the class, and received speaker's 
places on scholarship. Steele, C. E., who took the degree in 
one year less than the prescribed time. Mayne, B. E. Cum- 
ming, B. Cs. McRea stood third in the Junior Class, and 
received a speaker's place on scholarship. Atkinson and 
Stanley took high rank in the Sophomore Class, standing 
about third or fourth. Washington received a speaker's place 
in the Sophomore Class on declamation, and won first medal 
at Commencement for being the best declaimer in the class. 
Stephens, Stanley and Morgan, expert with the willow and 


Besides the five men who left by graduation, Atkinson 
and Milner did not return to college ; but Gamma sent over 
two men, so the chapter opened with nine men. The 
brothers from Gamma were Lawton Bryant Evans {f '80), 
Atlanta, Ga., who entered for A. M., and Frank A. 
Chamberlin, '82, Atlanta, Ga., who entered the Junior Class. 
James Ervine Godfrey, '82, Madison, Ga. ; Jackson, Bartow 
Rountree, '83, Quitman, Ga. ; Charles B. Griffith, '83, Athens, 


Ga., were initiated in the fall. After Christmas, Walter J. 
Rountree, '83, Quitman, Ga. (a brother of J. B. R.) ; Walker 
Dunson, '82, La Grange, Ga., were taken in the fraternity, and 
Brother Marcus Adolphus Pharr, '82, came over from Gamma, 
making a total aftive membership of fifteen. Pharr was with 
us for a short time only, when he was taken sick, and had to 
leave college. Chamberlin also left on account of sickness, 
leaving thirteen men at commencement. McRae was Captain 
of Company B, and won the banner for having the best- 
drilled company, was vice-president Demosthenian Society, 
and chairman of the Committee of Invitation to the Champion 
Debate. Slater was Second Lieutenant Company B; Ste- 
phens was First Sergeant Company B. Slater and Washing- 
ton were presidents of Phi Kappa Literary Society. The 
University Reporter was started this" year, and Eta was repre- 
sented on the editorial staff by Evans, Slater and Washington. 
Dunson stood third in '82, and received a speaker's place, both 
on scholarship and declamation. Stanley also took high rank 
in the Junior Class. Both Rountrees were among the first 
students in the Sophomore Class. 

Washington was a candidate for Champion Debate in the 
Phi Kappa Society, but was defeated by the Kappa Alpha 
fraternity because the Chi Phis refused to " bargain " for votes. 
The K As appeared friendly until ele£lion-day, when they 
voted against Washington. The X ^'s expressed their opinion 
of such conduct very forcibly, which caused a row between 
the two fraternities. Excitement ran high until Monday 
(eleftion was on Saturday), when parts of the two fraternities 
got together and decided to settle the difficulty by selefling 
two champions, and letting them settle it. Stephens and 
Slater, X (?*s, whipped Smith and Fannin, K As^ respectively. 
There were no recitations Monday morning, because part of 
the students were trying to prevent a fight, and part were 
trying to bring it about. In the afternoon the Chancellor 
said, that as the difficulty had been settled by the fraternities, 
the Faculty would take no a6lion concerning it. With a few 
exceptions, the Chi Phi boys were afterwards on the best of 


terms with the K A boys. Eta's relations with the four fra- 
ternities in college, with the single exception just mentioned' 
were of the pleasantest kind during the three years '78-'8i. 
Five men graduated. Evans, "A. M.," took the typhoid fever 
during the final examinations, so his rank in the class could 
not be determined. He passed all his mid-years and half his 
finals with distinction, and would have taken a very high rank. 
McRae, " S. B.," first honor in scientific course, and received 
a speaker's place at commencement ; Slater, *'A. B.*' Phinizy 
completed his course in engineering, and received a special 
medal, offered by Prof. Barrow for the best mechanical draw- 
ing by any student at the university. Washington completed 
his course in history and political science. A " ladies " ban- 
quet was given by the chapter at commencement, in the 
Glover residence, to which one member from each of the other 
fraternities was invited. During the three years '78-'8i the 
Chi Phi's, although not "grinds," took a good scholarship 
rank (only one Chi Phi failing in a single study during the 
three years), and were the most social boys in college. They 
went in ** society," and had more lady friends than any other 
fraternity at the university. The boys the chapter sought 
after were social fellows, who were thorough gentlemen in 
every sense of the word, and who took a fair college rank. 




George William Cuftis, in Harper's, 

One hundred and thirty-two years ago Columbia College, 
in New York, then called King's College, opened its doors for 
students. It was the year in which Dr. Franklin proposed his 
plan of colonial union in the Albany Congress, and in the same 
year the French built Fort Duquesne, and before the Freshmen 
at King's ^ad ripened into Seniors, Braddock was defeated 


and Washington had made his famous march to the fort. The 
modest little town of New York in which the new college was 
planted contained about ten thousand inhabitants, and King's 
College was the sixth in order of foundation, following Har- 
vard, William and Mary, Yale, Princeton, and the University 
of Pennsylvania. The young college was not a very prolific 
alma mater in the earlier years. During the twenty years 
from its organization until the Revolution it graduated but 
about one hundred students. But it was an illustrious progeny. 
Among those pupils were Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, 
and Robert Livingston and Gouverneur Morris, and Egbert 
Benson and Philip Van Cortlandt, and Henry Rutgers, and 
sons of all the conspicuous New York families. 

Now noblesse oblige. Is it surprising that the descendant 
of a noble house is proud of his ancestry, that the youth of 
to-day who can trace his lineage straight back to historic heroes 
and patriots and poets and philosophers and statesmen feels 
himself to be not only the heir of their renown, but born to 
the duty of maintaining its lustre untarnished, if nothing more? 
So feels the worthy alumnus of a college. There is a blue 
blood of academic association as of &mily descent, and as the 
son of a long line of famous or noble sires feels the admonish- 
ing consciousness of a great responsibility for others as well as 
for himself, so the college graduate owns the duty of his great 
association, and would live worthily of the seleft society to 
which he belongs. 

If the little New York of 1754 and the little King's Col- 
lege could look in upon the vast and stately and prosperous 
city that we know, would they be surprised to see, evening 
after evening in the winter, the successive triumphal feasts of 
the various colleges. Jura answering to the joyous Alps that 
call to her aloud ? Not at all. Those reverend half-dozen 
first graduates of King's, recalling their college feeling, would 
gaze benignantly upon the scene, glowing with the eloquent 
speech, joining in the pealing chorus of the song, serenely 
conscious that nothing could be more natural and inevitable 
than the demonstrative and festive pride of college boys in 
their college. 


Those elders, indeed, with all their sympathy, could not 
understand it completely. They would see through a glass 
somewhat darkly, but they would see. For those brave 
Freshmen of 1754 and graduates of 1758 had no college tra- 
dition. They founded the house, indeed, but the pictures that 
hang in fancy upon its later walls, the voices that fill with the 
airy music of imagination its later and statelier halls, the glo- 
rious romance of association, — ^all this was wanting to those 
young academic ancestors. For them there was no backward 
vista of tender radiance, no constellated memories beyond their 
own experience. 

When the Society of the Cincinnati was formed, a club 
designed to cherish Revolutionary associations and traditions, 
the sensitive scent of patriotism was sure that it detected the 
fatal aroma of aristocracy, and raised an alarm. Hereditary 
honors, class privileges, endangered popular rights, — these 
were the chimeras dire that hovered over the Verplanck cot- 
tage upon the Hudson where the meeting for organization 
was held. But what a modest and harmless conspiracy it has 
proved to be ! The society was always small. Its worst ful- 
minations were appeals to patriotism. Its most flagrant offence 
has been an annual dinner. What a tempest in a teapot was 
this hostile excitement against that simple good-fellowship of 
Revolutionary officers! Meanwhile tlie vast and powerful 
organization of the Grand Army of the Republic, which fol- 
lowed the later war, and which is an immense political force, 
whose countenance both great parties sedulously solicit, and 
to propitiate whose favor national laws are passed and State 
laws modified, is to the Cincinnati as the King of Brobdingnag 
to the Prince of Lilliput, but it arouses no suspicion of peril 
to the commonwealth. 

The college fraternity is a Cincinnati of educated men, 
and it is often regarded with the same kind of feeling which 
assailed the old association of Revolutionary comrades. Like 
that, it has a great tradition. Like that, it is full of proud and 
tender memories. Like that, it feels the tie of union to be an 
inspiration, a wise restraint, a consolation. Like that, it meets 


to refresh its recolleflions, and by that meeting to enrich and 
ennoble life. The singing roisterers in the smoky hall, whose 
bright banter and gay chaff are the charm of the college din- 
ners, carry from the table the blessing that they do not always 
ask. They renew their consciousness of the higher ideals that 
brood over the mercenary strife, the contest of money-making, 
and mean motives and low ambitions. Yes, the tradition of 
college is good-fellowship, but good-fellowship in an intel- 
leflual air and amid scholarly associations. To cherish it is 
to remember not only that you are a member of that fraternity, 
that you wear its blue or red ribbon, its collar or cross, its star 
or garter, but that it lays an obligation upon you, an obliga- 
tion of honor not to be shaken off. 

The college clubs which have sprung up so suddenly and 
naturally in this city — ^which is metropolitan at least in the 
sense of collefling citizens from the whole country — and the 
pleasant dinners with which they celebrate themselves, con- 
tinue the good work of the college, not by extending a 
knowledge of Greek and mathematics, in which every college 
man is ex officio already proficient, but by strengthening loyalty 
to manly aims and stimulating generous sympathies. 

Even the sensitive patriots who call Heaven to witness 
that college education is no better than it should be, that col- 
lege alumni are to be suspefled like the Cincinnati, and that 
reform in the civil service is only a deep and dark conspiracy 
to fill all the offices with college men, and, more appalling still, 
to keep them there ! — even these patriots, whom other patriots 
in the press encourage, and, as it were, "'St boy!" to the 
onset upon that awful plot, may be comforted. Thank Heaven 
our liberties are still safe despite those artful Cincinnati, and 
the civil service is still free from all but a very small propor- 
tion of college men. The official statistics assure the patriots 
who dread education that they may sleep on in complete 
confidence that the college will not be permitted totally to 
overthrow our happy Constitution. No, tyrants and colleges, 
avaunt ! Americans <iever, never will be slaves I 


My Dear Sir : 

The April number of the " Quarterly " is at hand, and 
I note with pleasure its continued prosperity as well as that of 
the organization which it so ably represents. 

The various departments bring back to mind many 
pleasant hours of the long ago spent in communion with Chi 
Phi — days of trial and some vexations perhaps — but no less 
days of profit and pleasure. 

You will pardon this intrusion from an almost forgotten 
Rho-man whose interest in the fraternity continues unabated. 
Our brother, Osborn (0), has opened a question which invites 
more than a passing notice : his suggestion is wise and timely. 
Our fraternity has had a continuous, aflive and prosperous 
existence of over thirty years, and our membership is large 
and popular, but our catalogue of members — ^the outer 
exponent of the fraternity — is not complete and is sadly defi- 
cient in information. We are willing to concede that the 
committee who compiled it did the best that limited time and 
means allowed them to, and all praise is due them for their 

At this time when no other provision is made for the com- 
piling of a new catalogue, allow me to make a few suggestions : 

First, — Let each active chapter seleft some one man, either 
in college residence or graduate member (who will give the 
subjeft its attention), to compile the catalogue of members of 
that chapter. 

Second. — ^The proper officer of the fraternity to appoint 
some one or more to compile the list of members of the in- 
ailwe chapters — on the latter committee a member of said 
chapter or other (whoever would be the most efficient) should 
be appointed. In this manner the labor would be divided and 
could be economically pursued. 

In the instance of a£lvve chapters, I see no obstructions 
whatever to getting a complete catalogue of members within 
a short time ; to compile that of the dead chapters would be 
more difficult; but in both instances college records would 


supply a fund of information, and where these are deficient 
some little correspondence judiciously carried on would amply 
repay the time and expense. 

Whenever the fraternity sees fit to publish a new cata- 
logue a publishing committee could be appointed and an 
appropriation made to complete the work ; both the editing and 
publishing committees should be enumerated in the catalogue. 

I feel confident that by this means a stimulating influence 
mightbe exerted, impelling each manandchaptertodo their work 
thoroughly in order to " show up " the record of their chapter. 

Where it becomes necessary to carry on a correspondence 
each chapter can at a nominal cost have printed, or write and 
manifold by any of the various processes in use, a letter with 
questions to be answered — these to be sent to members them- 
selves, their parents, to college officers, postmasters, etc., as 
the case may require. Answers to the following questions 
should be diligently sought for — ^as part of the chapter's 
history as well as for use in compiling a catalogue, viz. : 

(i.) Full name. 

(2.) When and where born ? 

(3.) Permanent P. O. address. 

(4.) Name of university or college, with date of entering 
and leaving the same. 

(5.) If a graduate, with what degree, and if with honors 
name them. 

(6.) What positions of honor held while at university or 

(7.) Place of professional study and date. 

(8.) Date of entering profession, naming the same. 

(9.) What positions held, when and where, to date. 

(10.) If in the service of the Federal or Confederate army 
or navy; name time of service, organization, position, and 
other matters connected with said military career. 

(11.) Other matters of interest. 

Hoping to hear from others on this all-important subject, 
I am Fraternally yours, 

Ethan A. Weaver {P\ Class 1874. 
West Philadelphia, Penna., April 21, 1886. 


Dear Brother: 

Your matter came duly to hand, and I am obliged to 
you. Theodore Winningham (N. Car., M), attorney-at-law, 
Missouri Avenue, and Jno. Bishop (J 78), attorney-at-law, are 
the only Chi Phis in Kansas City of whom I know. Of course 
you already have correspondence with Wm. Frost Bishop, 
ex-Grand Alpha, and Ed. L. Smith, both Epsilon men, who 
also reside here. After I have been here longer, I hope I 
may find more of them. So far they are good stock. 

Truly and fraternally yours, 


Law Office, Humboldt Building. 
Kansas City, Mo., March 31, 1886. 

Dear Brother : 

In endeavoring to get a list of Chi Phis in the U. S. 
Army, as you desire, I have been rather surprised at the small 
number of warriors in our ranks. Five members of our fra- 
ternity are spoken of by the catalogue of '82 as belonging to 
the Army. Of these Surgeon C. S. De Graw is dead. As I 
cannot find the names of Wm. C. Henderson and Wm. Rod- 
man in any Army Register, and as they were both M.D's., I 
infer that they were not officers, but what are called contract 
surgeons, performing medical duties at posts not supplied 
with an army surgeon. J. M. McCarty was 2d Lieut 
9th Infantry until his retirement last July. So of the five, but 
one remains ; namely, Carver Howland, 2d Lieut. 4th Infan- 
try, now on special duty as instructor in modern languages in 
the Military Academy at West Point. He was a charter 
member of Kappa Chapter, and graduated from West Point 
in 1876. There are no means at my disposal of ascertaining 
whether any Chi Phis have entered the army since 1882. Such 
information could only be obtained by application to the 
various chapters. 

Very fraternally yours, 

F. R. Keeper, i?, '85. 
Newport Barracks, Ky., 

May 4, 1886. 

(Sbi^oriaf ^tpaxtmtnt 

The editor would beg leave to call the attention of all 
who know themselves to be indebted to the Quarterly tfiat 
an early settlement is desirable for the auditing of the annual 
accounts. Please govern yourself accordingly. 

To THOSE who will soon sever the bond entitling them 
to aflive membership, leave is begged to address a word. The 
change from an aftive to alumnus connection with Chi Phi is 
indeed slight. But few written privileges are taken away, and 
fewer obligations removed. One privilege is never removed, 
and that is the privilege of showing the charafteristic loyalty 
toward the order. You are passing out from what has been 
a part of your daily existence; you will have no direft con- 
trol over the work of your chapter ; you will not approve of 
all their aflions ; yet, be charitable. You may not know all 
the minor circumstances connefted with their movements; 
had you such information you would likely approve their con- 
duft. Above all, keep yourself in communication with your 
chapter. Show that you are still concerned about its welfare 
although absent from it. Nothing so soon discourages a 
chapter as the seeming apathy of its alumni. They may call 
upon you for financial aid ; they have a right to expeft it of 
you. Recall the circumstances during your own conneflion 
with the chapter, and you will reach for your check-book. At 
the risk of appearing selfish, a plea is also made in behalf of 
the Quarterly ^ the only regular means of keeping yourself in 
communication with the organization. If you send in your 
subscription immediately upon locating, the chances are that 
you will continue it, and thus keep alive the pleasant associa- 
tions of the past and prepare the way for more in the future. 

The Grand Gamma acknowledges the receipt of semi- 
annual obligations under the new rule from- Alpha, Gamma, 
Delta (without seal requirement), Epsilon, Zeta (without seal 


requirements), Eta, Theta, Iota, Mu, Pi (requirements half 
fulfilled). Phi, Chi and Psi. This leaves Kappa, Lambda, 
Omicron, Rho, Sigma and Omega yet to be heard from.. Of 
those received, Phi, Chi, Iota, Psi and Mu were arranged with 
the most care for official exaflness. 

While many of the Greek letter publications are filled 
with gigantic ideas of the editorial mind, whereby the "policy" 
of the respeftive organizations is supposed to be outlined and 
the national triumph of the body secured, it might not be out 
of place to state, so far as the writer is able to see, the " policy" 
of Chi Phi. It may be the aim of some fellow-Greeks to be- 
come a gigantic cuttle-fish, with tentacles broadspread " in 
every representative college ; " it is the aim of Chi Phi to 
keep her body within those reasonable bounds which judg- 
ment should tell sane men would best secure the performance 
of the necessary fun6lions. It may be the aim of others to 
" point with pride to our numbers, now filling the highest 
positions of honor in the land ; " it is the aim of Chi Phi to 
point with pride to an unassuming, quiet man, who stood 
shoulder to shoulder with you through all your college life, 
and who now greets you with a tear for every misfortune and a 
cheer for every success. Others may strive for large chapters, 
large purses, large influence, — Chi Phi strives for large hearts. 

It is the policy of Chi Phi to carry out an existence just 
as she is now doing — in reality, not in name ; in quiet, con- 
stant, telling work, not in the blare of trumpets and the gor- 
geousness and trappings of show. It is her purpose to make 
the organization what all the Greeks aimed at in the begin- 
ning, but which so many have lost in the heterogeneous am- 
bitions of to-day — a soda/ body. Literary societies have their 
mission, secular bodies have their mission, class organizations 
have their mission — why not the fraternity ? If a few men be 
banded together with common interests, common feelings, 
common sympathies and common hearts, what if they be the 
smallest organization in the institution, they are fulfilling the 
aim, and can fulfil the aim, of the Chi Phi fraternity as com- 
pletely, aye, more completely, than if they embraced the most 


inconsistent half-hundred mixture that the modern aspiring 

Greek ever dreamed of. Can I not, then, state the "policy" 

of this "weak and insignificant assemblage " {ijide our esteemed 

contemporary) in a couplet familiar alike to gray hairs and 

beardless youth ? 

Forward ! then, with breast to breast, — 
Heart and hand united. 

How TRUE it is that the Grand Officers can always form a 
correct estimate of the condition of any Chapter by the man- 
ner in which it performs its duty toward them. Should one 
of these men complain to another of inability to secure 
responses from certain Chapters, the same condition of affairs 
is almost certain to exist with the other. Many times it 
requires two or three efforts to secure a reply, even when these 
requests are properly direfled and the writers know that they 
reach the hands for which they were intended. The reliability 
of Chapters change as the officers change. Yet a general 
feeling in a Chapter that prompt obedience must be had of the 
officers will rarely fail to secure this Utopian condition. 
How this may be secured is a problem worthy of the atten- 
tion of all men. Some Chapters impose a small fine for non- 
fulfilment of duty. This plan works well, since the humiliation 
of being fined, where a high regard for honor and responsibility 
prevails, far outweighs the trivial financial obligation. Else- 
where an auditing committee is appointed, at intervals of one 
month, who question all officers, examine all books and return 
a suitable report to the session. 

When the duties obligatory upon a chapter remain unful- 
filed, when repeated solicitations secure no reply, the state of 
affairs in that body may well be labeled " dangerous." Hence the 
asseition which opens this article. Poor officers have had as 
fatal effect upon the numerous bodies now lying in our cemetery 
as any other thing. They might well be called "chapter- 
killers." The offices of Alpha, Delta, and Zeta are especially 
responsible. Combined they hold the policy, the financial stand- 
ing and the outside exponent of the chapter. Let either be 
derelict in his duty, and the fa6l must soon be known to the 
Grand Officers, the fraternity and even the sister organizations 


about him. Too frequently men are elefted to these offices with- 
out any regard to their qualifications. Neither chronological 
order, class standing, nor age should place a man in a position 
when his prior conduct would not lead the eleftors to suppose 
that he would fulfil both the spirit and letter of the law. Once, 
in a certain chapter, the financial affairs were so completely 
entangled as to cause nearly a year of writing to and fro among 
the alumni — all owing to a man having been elefled Delta, 
because, forsooth, he was the next initiate in regular rotation ! 
A chapter has no right to commit suicide in this manner; 
she has no right to retain such men, if by mistake they were 
chosen ; no man has a right to kill his chapter or even to put 
her into a disgraceful position by his laziness and carelessness. 
Plain words, gentlemen, but good honest English. 

Perhaps it is with too much presumption that the Quar- 
terly congratulates itself upon seeing one chapter at least 
follow out the suggestion made in its pages that the under- 
graduates should be examined at intervals upon the written law. 
It is needless to repeat what was said at that time. Time has 
only served to strengthen the conviftions. By the way, the 
chapter under consideration, the Mu, although one of the young- 
est, is one of the most energetic and prompt in every particular. 

The Quarterly has been supplied with full information 
regarding the initiation by Chi Chapter of a former member of 
Beta Theta Pi and can find no ground for disapproval of the 
aftion. This opinion is substantiated by comments of corre- 
spondents to other journals who are unanimous, so far as read, 
in upholding the course of the man so initiated. It was an 
unfortunate complication in the chapter of Beta Theta Pi 
whereby two representative men were seeking recognition in a 
class eleftion. The weaker in the fraternity lent his influence 
to Chi Phi and was then officially expelled from the former 
organization, although their law provides for a trial, which was 
not in the slightest way granted the accused. Then after 
notices had been sent to all fraternities of the expulsion, he 
was initiated into Chi Phi. This seems to fully exonorate us 
from a grave suspicion of the odious praflice of " lifting." 
All matters are now amicably adjusted and here they shall rest. 



A RUMOR comes that the Grand Alpha has made excel- 
lent choices for his colleagues in the Grand Lodge. . . . We 
should be obliged for copies of any recent work by a Chi Phi 
for review. ... It seems strange that an organization of the 
status of Alpha Delta Phi cannot support a publication ; yet 
the hard fafl stares all editors in the face that it requires 
money to issue a magazine. . . . Have you arranged all your 
plans for the fall campaign ? Delay in preparing these matters, 
indifference to such necessary precautions and tardiness of 
members in returning to college, have frequently lost a choice 
of the new arrivals. . . . There seems to be a hesitancy upon 
the part of the readers to send in communications. The 
Quarterly invites articles upon any fraternity topic and will 
gladly give them place provided they be of no malicious ten- 
dency. This latter species of literature cannot hereafter, as 
heretofore, find any room in these papers. The highest work 
of brotherly 'love is that kindness which checks the birth of a 
sarcastic, querulous or over-critical remark concerning a fellow 
chapter or fellow member. . . . An exchange slightly criti- 
cises the Quarterly as being too much devoted to the in- 
terests of the fraternity, yet we only consider it the highest 
possible compliment when the journal mentioned says : "The 
Chi Phi fraternity runs through every page of the book." 
Amen ! to that. For the fraternity, of the fraternity, and by 
the fraternity — is the motto. ... It had been planned to pre- 
sent in this number a table showing the relative strength of 
all fraternities at colleges where we are represented, but this 
has been frustrated by the neglect of a few Zetas. However, 
due credit belongs to those who complied, although their work 
does not appear. . . . See to it that the address of your Zeta is 
sent to the editor of the Quarterly as soon as such officer is 
chosen next fall. Very many chapters fail to be represented 
in the November magazines because the Zcta's address is not 
known to the editor. ... A pleasant vacation to the under- 
graduates and a successful life to the graduates. Vale / Vale / 

&;K^Mgi 'StpMtmtnL 

The Crescent of Delta Tau Delta announces officially in 
its March issue the consolidation of that fraternity with the 
Rainbow Fraternity, or the W, W, W, Society, as it is often 
called. The terms of consolidation were substantially these : 
the Rainbow agreed to accept the name, pin, constitution, laws 
and ritual of J 7" J, who in return agreed to designate the 
Southern Division the Rainbow Division of J T d, this division 
to include all the southern chapters of Delta Tau and the 
Rainbow chapters (all located in southern institutions), the 
entire division to be presided over by a grand chapter formed 
from the Vanderbilt University Chapter of the Rainbows. 
ATA further agreed to grant the Rainbows an alumni repre- 
sentation of one in the Executive Council, and, upon the union 
of the fraternities, to change the name of the journal from the 
Crescent to the Rainbow. 


In accordance with these terms the April-May issue of 
the publication of the order makes its appearance under the 
new name. Now, one would suppose that for poetic, if not for 
aesthetic reasons, there would be some change in the colors 
in which the magazine is printed. But not so. The same 
" royal purple " on " silver gray *' still greets the eye. To be 
sure, violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red would 
be hard to combine in a single issue, but then the colors might 
be taken up one after another in successive numbers. How- 
ever, that is a matter for the Rainboiu^s management to 
arrange. For the present we must be satisfied with the strange 

But in the contents of the number one can find as much 
delight as the " bow of promise " furnishes to the ordinary 
observer. The " Histor>' of the Rainbow " is followed by an 
article on " The Crescent as a Faftor in the Development of 
the Fraternity," in which the writer unconsciously attributes 
all the marvelous development of the fraternity in these latter 
years — except, possibly, its pruning of such cumbrous chapters 
as those of Lehigh and Franklin-Marshall — to the sole influ- 
ence of the magazine. Of course Delta Tau's Conventions, 
like those of other fraternities, do not always '* represent the 
best elements of the fraternity," and in such a misfortune the 
Crescent could always — or most always— be depended on to 
" make straight that which was crooked." Several short poems 
are followed by George William Curtis' article from Harpers^ 
which is also reproduced elsewhere in the Quarterly, a history 
of the two principal " Rainbow Chapters," an interesting 
budget of Greek news, editorials on various topics of impor- 
tance to Delta Taus, reviews and a score of very readable 
chapter reports complete the number. 

The Scroll of Phi Delia Tketa for March opens with some 
extra<5ls from a letter on the ** Question of Alumni Interest," 
the lack of which, the writer argues, is due in large part to 
the faft that " the aftive members negleft their duty in com- 
municating with the correspondent members of their chapter." 
In April there is a short sketch of the University of Wisconsin, 


followed by the minutes of a meeting held at Jacksonville, 
Fla., on March i8, for the purpose of organizing a State Asso- 
ciation. The chapter correspondence fills the remainder of 
the magazine. In a word, the general reader will find little 
that is interesting in the numbers, the seventy-five chapters of 
the fraternity leaving little room for anything beside their 

TAe Shield of Phi Kappa Psi has appeared promptly dur- 
ing the past quarter. The three numbers for March, April 
and May furnish some interesting reading and a great deal of 
Phi Psi enthusiasm. The first number opens with an account 
of the banquet given to Governor Foraker at Columbus, Ohio, 
on the fifth of February. This is followed by *' Suggestions 
to Delegates," in which the writer urges certain modifications 
in reference to the government of the fraternity for considera- 
tion by the G. A. C, which met April 7th at Indianapolis. We 
quote the following : 

"We should have a more common relation between adlive and 
graduate members, the distin^ion should not be made so prominent, 
and something conducive to such a result should be introduced ; sub- 
scriptions to the Shield should be compulsory for a certain time after as 
well as before graduation. Such plans have long since been adopted 
for A K E Quarterly and other fraternity journals ; a regular mode of 
communication should be established with graduates." 

The Areopagus is the title that is given to a number of 
obituary sketches and such bric-a-brac as are furnished by 
various writers on various subje6ls. In April there is an inter- 
esting sketch of *' Harvard and her Societies," followed by 
some " Grand Chapter Archives *' and the poem read at the 
tenth anniversary banquet of the Kansas Alpha. The May 
number opens with an article on " Fraternity Life at the 
University of Michigan," followed by a short history of the 
Mississippi Alpha and a full account of the late Indianapolis 
Convention. A number of short editorials, interesting chapter 
letters and a batch of personals round off each number. 

The Beta Theta Pi for February, March and April, appears 
as one number under the general title of the " Hand-book of 


1886." It contains one hundred pages, and opens with some 
" Notes on the Recent History of Beta Theta Pi." This is 
followed by a catalogue of members admitted since the con- 
vention of 1881, with notes as to the forty-six colleges and 
chapters from which the list is made up. A geographical and 
an alphabetical index complete the pamphlet, which is only 
interesting as a book of reference to the membership of the 
fraternity. It shows that 1,228 persons have been admitted 
into the fraternity in the past five years. 

The J T H Palm for December is the last one received 
up to the time of writing. The chapter letters, and articles 
reprinted from other magazines, among them the one on 
** Requisite Conditions," from the Quarterly, make up the 
greater part of the number. The issue is, therefore, barren 
to the alien reviewer. 

The Kappa S^gma Quarterly is even less interesting in 
its April issue. Excepting a biographical sketch and a poem 
on ** The Legend of Kappa Sigma" there is little outside of 
the chapter letter that had not been previously published in 
one or the other of the fraternity journals. 

Handsomest in appearance of all the journals received 
during the quarter is 77/^ Purple and Gold, published by the 
Chi Psi Fraternity. But its contents are not as varied as one 
would suppose on noticing the fa6l that its editorial board is 
composed of six persons, grouped as managing editors, liter- 
ary editors and news editors. The number before us is dated 
April, and opens with an article on the ** Founding of Alpha 
Mu," which is the chapter located at Middleburg College, 
Conne6licut. This is followed by a short ode " To Old Chi 
Psi." A very interesting article is one " Among the Pirates," 
from which we take the following : 

•• I wonder if the Purple and Gold knows that there were, years 
ago, some real Chi Psi sisters and what became of them. It was in the 
early part of the fifties, I believe, that a few members of our Alpha 
Theta and some young ladies, who were then attending a seminary near 
Williamstown, went on an excursion together among the Berkshire 
hills. The Chi Psis thought that if a form of initiation was gone through 


and a solemn oath of allegiance taken, the young ladies would be for- 
ever Chi Psi sisters. So on the leaf of a little pocket note-book some- 
thing like the following was drawn up and signed by each of the nine 
ladies : ' We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, do hereby solemnly 
pledge our several and respective honors, that we will never reveal the 
secrets which are now entrusted to our faith ; that we are now and always 
will be good and faithful Chi Psi sisters ; that we will do our best to pro- 
mote Chi Psi interests ; that we will, if pracflicable, marry none but Chi 
Psis ; and that we will use our influence to cause our brothers and male 
friends to join Chi Psi. In testimony whereof we hereunto set our hands 
and seal.' This interesting paper is still in existence, and can be found 
in Alpha Chis scrap-book. But what became of all these sisters ? I 
know of only one. She kept the agreement to the letter, for a few years 
afterward she became the wife of one of the Chi Psi members of that 
excursion party, and her three sons — one now an undergraduate — are 
enthusiastic wearers of our badge.*' 

The editorials are followed by extended notices of the 
various fraternity publications, and the number ends with 
personals and chapter correspondence. 

The Star and Crescent of A J has suspended publica- 
tion. We will write no obituary, however, for we are confident 
that the suspension is but temporary, and that the magazine 
will presently appear more pleasing than ever. 

None of the other publications issued by the fraternities 
have come to hand, so it only remains for us to notice those 
that claim to be the organs of the three leading ladies' 

First in age is T/ie Golden Key of A' A' F, It opens with 
a poem entitled '' Orate, Fratres." One would hardly think, 
in reading it, that the author could be the same person who 
writes the sarcastic reviews for the Key^ and yet the sources 
are undoubtedly identical. Here is a stanza from the poem : 

Pray, oh my brothers ! from yon steeple's height 
The waves of sound burst forth from one deep bell. 

And mingle with the volumed voices' chant 
That rises on the organ's ocean swell. 

The verses are certainly meant primarily for the wearers 
of golden keys. But these are presumably not brothers. The 
fact that they are called such, taken in connection with recent 


editorial utterances, rather argues the common origin to which 
we refer. Passing over " Nights with Dickens " we come to 
an article, *' A New Profession for Women," in which the 
writer urges upon her sex the practicability of taking up 
architecture as a profession open to women, and one which 
has yet been hardly entered by them. A well-written editorial 
under the general title, " Conservatism," followed by some 
caustic reviews and a number of chapter letters, and one can 
lay down the pamphlet with a gratified spirit. 

Next in age is The Arrow of the / C. Sorosis, // U 0. 
The February number is distinftively a convention one, and 
opens with the ode read at the ninth National Convention, 
held in Lawrence, Kansas, October, 1885. From the account 
which follows in the next few pages we learn that fourteen 
delegates were present, and that an exceedingly pleasant time 
was had. The chapters of 6 fl and <P K 5P", located at the 
University, opened their halls to the inspeftion of " the dear 
girls," or ** brothers," as the Key would call them, and received 
a unanimous vote of thanks for their kindness. Among the 
acts of the convention was the adoption of a guard-pin, with 
head the size of a gold dollar, in which should be cut the 
Greek characters LI B 0, attached to the wing of the arrow 
by a slender chain. The reports of the Grand I. R., and of the 
various delegates are given in full, followed by editorials, 
chapter correspondence and a few reviews. 

Kappa Alpha Theta^ for April, opens with an account of 
the meeting of the Grand Chapter at Wooster, on the 25th 
of February, at which eleven chapters were represented, and 
only three failed to send delegates. An extract from the 
Quarterly is given, and chapter correspondence completes 
the number. 

<Cortt0ponJmc« ®«par6nmf. 


Unlvtrtity of Vitginii, 

John B, Minor, 


Harvard Uplvcnity, 

Lloyd McK. Gariinn 

Cambridge, Hau., 


Eoiory Colltgt, 

6. B Mcaain., Ga. 


Rulgers College. 

T. A. Stoddan, 



Jo.. 1. Vance, 

Hampden^Sidoey, Va. 


Fnnklln and Manhall CoOeEe 

O. M. HooTcr, 

L^ca.ter, Pa. 



J. W. Grant. 



Troy Polylechnit tiudniM. 

A. L. Himmelwrighl 

, Ttoy,N.Y.,I*Hodie. 


Ohio Suu Univeniiy. 

W. A. Connell, 



Brown Univeriity, 

C. H. Molntire, 


G. B. Moulder, 

Berkeley. Cal.,K#Bo.. 


SKveni Institute, 

Thoi. Taylor, Jr., 



.Y»l= College, 


New H»en, Conn-. 



Vanderbilt Unlveraiiy. 

i^. Handy Moo«. 

Nuhville, Tenn., 

Wat End An. 


La&yetle College, 

A. keeder Ferriiiy. 

Ea.ion. P.. 


Wofford College, 




Bany Bulkly. 

Amlien<,Ma«.,Bo. 71T- 


Ohio Weileyan Univenity, 

S. L. Zurmehly. 

DeUware, Ohio. 


Lelu^ UniYeuity, 


..South Bethlehem, P.. 


Dickiuon College, 

Eiig«K Chancy, 

Cailide, Pa. 

AUfh (A 

i.uuin), No.ssSl. PiulSt., 


Baltimore. Md. 

B'lk (Al 

UMHi), No. 44 Broadway, 

J. Howard CroBwtU 

, New Voik, H. Y. 

yn (Ainiiin), III] jah St. N. W.. 

OirtonMayGdd, M.D..W>tldnro>>. D.C 


ALPHA — ^University of Virginia. 

E. M. Moore (r). Chas. Cattett (a). 

We regret that Alpha was not represented in the last number of the 
Quarterly, and will try and do better in future. . . . We have had 
one initiate since our last official communication, and he is in every 
respe(5\ what a son of Alpha should be. This initiate is Charles B. 
Carrington of Virginia. We will have a fair start next year, as there 
will be nine or ten old men back ; and if we will only adl promptly can, 
without doubt, get a very good chapter. . . . We have no very fine club 
rooms, and I am afraid some of our wealthy Northern brethren would be 
much shocked at their bare and rather uninviting appearance ; but we 
hope next year to invest some of our spare cash in the adornment of our 
lodge room, and thus make our meetings more attra6live. But, as it is, 
we can guarantee as warm a welcome to any brother who is willing to 
pay us a visit as if we occupied a palace. . . . We saw in the last num- 
ber of the Quarterly that the question of a new catalogue was being 
agitated. I don't think it would be worth while getting out a new cata- 
logue, unless it were fuller and rendered somewhat more interesting than 
that of '82. Why not follow the example of Delta, Kappa, Epsilon, and 
get out a new catalogue in conne<5\ion with the history of the chapters 
and individuals? It is an expense that should be duly considered before 
incurred, and we should strive to make each member of the fraternity 
think for himself on the subjedl and express his opinion. . . . The new 
constitution has not been as thoroughly studied as it should have been 
by the members of this chapter, and I am afraid a good many of them 
are in no position to give an opinion. Those who have, like it very 
much, and will induce their brothers to form an opinion coinciding with 
theirs. . . . There are some fifteen or sixteen Greek letter organizations 
in the University, but as there is the ele<5live system in operation here, 
it is impossible to classify the members of these different fraternities. . . 
Chi Phi obtained the presidency of the Jefferson Literary Society and 
several other offices of less distindlion, all of which she administered 
with credit to herself and to the brothers employed. . . . We have had 
a visit from Brothers Carter S. Cole, Arthur Lefevre and Arthur A. 
Snyder, all of whom seem to be in good health and pretty full of spirits. 

GAMMA — Emory College, Oxford, Ga. 

R. L. Oliver (r), W. R. Johnston, (a). 

Since the last report everything has been moving along quietly and 
no new fraternity material has entered college. The members have been 
hard at work during the quiet in order that Chi Phi might pass through 



commencement with her wonted 6clat. To this end Brothers E. F. 
Cook, W. B. Dillard and J. E. Warren, our only representatives in the 
Sophomore Class, have been faithfully pradlicing their speeches and all 
succeeded in getting places for commencement. We expedl a full share 
when the places are awarded to the other classes. . . . Gamma will have 
its seventeenth annual banquet at the residence of Mr. J. S. Stewart, Sr., 
on the 22d June, which is Tuesday of commencement We intend to 
make this banquet a success, and with our determination and the aid of 
Mr. Stewart's zealous Chi Phi family there is no probability of failure. . . . 
Six fraternities here will give banquets next commencement and four of 
them will occur on Tuesday evening, but this will not deter us from mak- 
ing ours par excellence a. grand occasion, as we have always had our full 
quota of the gentler sex. . . . We will lose only two members by gradua- 
tion this year, and they will leave the club on a good footing for years to 
come. . . . Gamma is getting old enough now to be able to swell her 
number from the ranks of her grandsons, and it is getting high time 
that those brothers who joined during the Chapter's infancy should send 
their sons to college thoroughly imbued with Chi Phi. Not a single 
brother has sent his son to Emory yet. As soon as they are large enough 
to ride the goat send them along, and if they be " chips from the old 
blocks," we will gladly give them a " ride over " and will " handle them 
with care." . . . The University of Georgia and Emory College crossed 
bats at Union Point on the 24th April, and the score was twelve to one 
in favor of the University. Brother Lawrence, the catcher of the Emory 
team, was unanimously declared the best player on the ground. It was 
the pleasure of your Zeta to be present on this occasion and to meet about 
fifteen representatives from Eta Chapter, and they are all whole-souled 
men in the truest sense. . . . The clubs here all have lodge rooms in the 
college buildings, given them free of rent by the college authorities. . . . 
For a long time Gamma's time of meeting was once in two weeks, but 
seeing no reason why we should not reap double the amount of pleasure 
and profit by meeting twice as frequently, changed to weekly meetings, 
and find the results quite satisfa^lory. . . . All the brothers are loud in 
their praises of the Quarterly and of the efficient editor. If there had 
been letters from all the chapters the last two editions could not have 
been excelled. 


Died at his home in Clarkston, Ga., March 27, 1886, Charles Henry 
Lovejoy, in the twenty-first year of his age. 

During the past year six of Gamma's sons have been called from 
labor to reward. The last to succumb to death's summons was Brother 
Charles H. Lovejoy, a member of last year's sophomore class. Brother 


Lovejoy did not return to college last fall on account of ill health, but we 
looked forward with a great deal of pleasure to having him with us next 
year. Of all who have been initiated into the mysteries none loved Chi 
Phi more than he, and by his manly bearing and generous nature he 
won the esteem not only of his clubmates but of all who knew him. He 
stood among the first in his class, and won the Sophomore essay medal 
at the last commencement. Forgetful of self, he was never so happy as 
when doing good to those around him. Well did the president of the 
college, who knew Brother Lovejoy from his infancy, say of him in his 
funeral sermon : " Upon his fair name rested not even a breath of suspi- 
cion.'* At a meeting of the Chapter, April 19, the following resolutions 
were adopted : 

Whereas, It hath pleased God in His all-wise providence to call 
Brother Lovejoy from this earth, therefore be it Resolved, 

1. That while we mourn the loss of a true friend, Christian and 
brother, we bow in meekness to the will of Him who doeth all things 

2. That we tender to the bereaved family and friends our heartfelt 

3. That a copy of these resolutions be furnished the family of our 
deceased brother, and one to the Chi Phi Quarterly for publication. 

Fred S. Johnston, 


W. H. Brannon, Jr., 

DELTA — Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J. 

J. A. Vander Poel (r). Pennington Ranney (a.) 

During the past three months our life, although comparatively 
uneventful, has nevertheless been pleasant and harmonious. A short 
time ago our band was increased by the initiation of George B. 
Thompson, '89, so that we now number 12 men. . . . Delta, never 
wanting in her share of the offices to be obtained in our different college 
organizations, is represented in the Athletic Association by Brother 
Vander Poel, who has been ele<5\ed Business Manager, and also by 
brothers Tait, *89, and Mayham, who are Diredlors. . . . We arc 
beginning to cast our eyes to the Grammar School, already in search of 
recruits from the Class of *90 ; there is some very promising material 
among the " Rats " this year, and we hope, that with our improved quar- 
ters and good standing we shall obtain our full share of it for next fall. 
. . . Our chapter, after considering the new Constitution, are generally 
in favor of it ; it seems to meet the requirements of the fraternity as 


nearly as possible. We also think the scheme of issuing a new catalogue 
very good, and should be glad to see it consummated. ... In Class Day 
appointments Delta is represented by Brother Stoddart, who holds the 
position of Poet. He is also senior editor of the Targum, the college 
journal. . . . Brother George A. Ballantine, who has come to us from 
Mu, is an enthusiastic amateur photographer, and numerous are the 
works of art with which he frequently astonishes us. 


George Sealy, '70, is one of the most extensive hat manufacturers in 
Newark, N. J. . . . Charles P. Dorrance, '73, who has resided for years 
in New Brunswick, has lately removed himself and family to New York 
City. . . . John Bishop, '78, is a successful lawyer at Kansas City, Mo. 
. . . Rev. Livingston L. Taylor, '81, is comfortably located in New York 
City. . . . Irving Burdick. '82, is hard at work making music his pro- 
fession. . . . D. D. Sutphen, '83, is connecfled with the firm of Juilliard 
& Co., woolen merchants, New York City. . . . W. H. Luster, Jr., '84, 
is soon to resume his duties on the State Survey. He has been employed 
during the winter months in the office in this city. . . . F. A. Mandeville, 
'85, is studying medicine at the Homoeopathic Medical College in New 
York City. 

EPSILON— Hampden-Sidney College, Hampden-Sidney, Va. 

Harry B. Moore (r). W. S. Woodworth (a). 

The students here at present have what may be termed the " knee 
trouser *' rage. Every man to whom nature has been so prodigal as to 
give a pair of presentable calves, displayed the sloping rotundity, the 
curved beauty of his fore-leg in stockings. But it must be admitted that 
frequently the remissness of natural beauty is atoned for by leather pads 
and bran-stuffing. But it is truly a royal sight to see the young men 
arrayed in this charming costume of " ye olden time." . . . Since our 
last communication, the intermediate celebration of our college has been 
held. The exercises consisted of orations and music, with a short recess 
for " naming it '* to the girl beside you. In the langfuage of one who died 
because he had nothing to live for, ** the speakers acquitted themselves 
like men." . . . The college band which discoursed the music for the 
occasion, made a long stride in advance of any previous effort. They 
had learned three pieces which they played repeatedly in rotation. Thus 
the programme was a varied one. I claim originality for these remarks. 
. . . Since our last report we have had the pleasure of initiating one 
more brother into the mysteries and joys of Chi Phi. He is Brother 
M. F. Wright, Burlington, W. Va., and is a member of the Freshman 
Class. He went through the *' horrors " like a little man. . . . We con- 
gratulate our editors on the improved Quarterly. The last issue is a 


long advance. It looks like a literary journal, and when we come to 
examine its pages we find that the looks tell the truth this time. . . . 
There has been a great deal of interest manifested among the students 
on the subjecfl of religion. Several have made profession of faith. . . . 
Epsilon Chapter is now the largest chapter of any fraternity in college. 
We have eighteen men, all that we want at present. We are antici- 
pating a change in our place of meeting ; if we do our new hall will be 
an improvement on the present one. 


Miss Katie Lefevre, of Baltimore, the charming sister of our Grand 
Zeta, Brother Walter S. Lefevre, and herself an honorary member of Chi 
Phi, has been visiting here for a few weeks past. We feel proud of our 
sister. . . . Brother Franklin, of St. Paul, Minn., paid our chapter a 
flying visit a short time since. He is a whole-souled fellow, and a 
thoroughgoing " Kiffie.*' 

ZETA — Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

J. T. Aukeney (r). J. S. Leiby (a). 

The spring term of Franklin and Marshall College is the one of 
most interest, as well as one of hard study. The warm spring days and 
the large review lessons make us look forward with pleasure to the sum- 
mer vacation. . . . During this term the senior and sophomore classes 
are obliged to pass a thorough test of all they have studied in the two 
preceding years. These examinations are several weeks before the close 
of the term. This gives them a very desirable rest, and prepares them 
better to enjoy the exercises of commencement week. The commence- 
ment exercises this year will be very interesting. Our concerts, contests, 
society reunions and class-day exercises occupy the entire week. Wc 
hold our commencement the third week in June, at which time Franklin 
and Marshall will lose the largest class that ever graduated here. . . . 
On the 14th and 21st of May our societies will hold their anniversaries, 
and among the orators Chi Phi is as usual represented. . . . We are 
taking adlive measures to refurnish our chapter room, and before the 
opening of the fall term we expe(5\ to have an entirely new set of 



Brother Hoover, our former Zeta, after quite a long illness, finds 
himself unable to return to his college studies. We shall greatly miss 
him, and Zeta Chapter has lost a good working brother. . . . Brother 
Eaby, *86, has passed the preliminary examination of law, and will read 
with a prominent lawyer of the Lancaster Bar. . . . Brothers Kauffman 


and Stem, '86, look forward with pleasure when they too shall be search- 
ing for the secrets contained in Blackstone. . . . Brothers Koontz, '86, 
and Dittmar, '87, have both received prominent positions in the College 
Athletic Association of Pennsylvania. . . . Brother Harry Cremer is 
spending several weeks in this city, and, as is his custom, is always 
present with us at our meetings. 

ETA — University of Georgia. 

C. F. Rice (r). J. W. Fain (A). 

Our chapter is now in a most prosperous and flourishing condition, 
and although ten of our nineteen men will not return to college next 
year the remaining nine are men who we feel confident will be able to 
" rush the neophytes " and ** win the pennant of '87.*' . . . None of the 
fraternities here have chapter houses ; they all meet in rooms over store- 
houses, convenient to the campus, regularly on Saturday nights. In 
addition to the regular order of business, we engage in literary exercises 
at each meeting, our meetings being always anticipated with pleasure 
and heartily enjoyed by us all. . . . The 21st of April being the anni- 
versary of the establishment of our chapter, we had several of our 
alumni members with us, and the following programme was found enter- 
taining and pleasant by all who were present: — Prayer by the Beta; 
Music ; Declamation, Brother N. R. Broyles ; Music ; Anniversarian's 
Address, Brother E. M. Mitchell ; Music ; Reading, Brother A. S. Hop- 
kins ; Declamation, Brother L. L. Knight ; Music ; Delivery of Grand 
Ledlure, by the Alpha ; Alumni Addresses ; Benedidlion by the Beta. 
Brother Mitchell's address was appropriate and eloquent, and in him 
Eta will lose one of her best and most enthusiastic men. . . . Prof. 
Woodfin (our Professor of Ancient Languages), who joined the old 
Southern order at the University of Virginia, was present. He said that 
during the many years that he had been out of college he had forgotten 
much of the nomenclature and inner workings, even of the Southern 
order, but that he was impressed by our grand le<5\ure, if for nothing else, 
at least by the fadl that it was rich in the beautiful and sonorous Greek, a 
proof that the man who invented it was at least a scholarly man. . . . 
We are highly pleased with the new constitution, and are heartily in 
favor of the publication of a new catalogue. . . . Saturday, the 24th of 
April, the University of Georgia played an intercollegiate game of base- 
ball with Emory College, at Union Point. We had the pleasure of 
meeting quite a number of r men, and of defeating their base-ball nine 
by a score of 12 to i. . . . There are eight fraternities having chapters 
at this institution. As to their influence, prestige, social position and the 
quality of the men, they stand, first, X ♦ ; second, S A E ; third, K A ; 
fourth, A T U ; fifth, * A 6 ; sixth, ATA; seventh, * T A, and eighth, 2 N. 



Brother Hopkins has a mania for X <f> sisters and is so successful 
that he keeps the Chapter "always short on badges." . . . Brother 
Billups Phinizy, '82, was married on April 23rd to Miss NeUie Stovur, 
one of Athens' most charming young ladies. We wish him a happy 
and successful married life. . . . Three members of the Faculty of the 
University of Ga are members of X * ; they are Prof. H. C. White A, 
Prof. W. G. Woodfin A, Prof. D. C. Burrow, H. . . . Brother H. V. 
Washington, '82, was in Athens a few days since to be an attendant at 
Brother Phinizy's wedding. . . . Brax McClain, '87 r, ** My Brother 
Zeta," was at Union Point. Will he be a preacher ? 

THETA — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Wm. F. Gronau (r). Aleck J. Norris (a). 

The a6livity and excitement that always hover about commence- 
ment are again upon us. The seniors are completing their theses and 
all are busy preparing for examinations. Theta graduates five men this 
year — Brothers Touceda, Norris, Stribling, Horbach and Gallery — all 
of whom stand well in their class. The juniors will give the customary 
hop to the graduating class, and, judging from present indications, the 
approaching commencement promises to be a very enjoyable occasion. 
. . . The new constitution reached us in April and has thus far given 
general satisfadlion. It is gotten up in admirable shape, and is vastly 
more comprehensive than the old. . . . The idea of a new catalogue has 
met with approval among the brothers, as the old is declared somewhat 
unsatisfa^lory on account of the numerous members taken into the fra- 
ternity since its publication, and whose names of course it does not 
include. We hope to see work begun upon it soon, and Theta promises 
all the assistance she may be able to render. . . . The R, P. L Transit 
made its appearance about the middle of May, and we are happy to 
note that it sustains the well-merited reputation of our popular college 
annual. ..." Grand Marshal Night " is rapidly drawing near, and as 
yet only one candidate has been formally announced. The Institute is 
still divided into two fadlions, but much better feeling exists between 
them and party lines are not as sharply defined as formerly. . . . With 
the arrival of favorable weather the interest in athletics has been revived. 
A number of games of base-ball have been played, and work has been 
at last begun on our long-talked-of and much-needed gymnasium. It 
is to be finished by August ist. . . . Brothers Gray, Mitchell and Gronau 
took the annual junior geological trip in the beginning of May, and 
report a pleasant and profitable time. . . • Brothers Roemheld, Gronau 


and Clark have made arrangements for the annual banquet. It is to be 
held at the Troy House in the second week in June. We invite all 
brothers who may be in our neighborhood at the time to join us and 
"make merry." . . . The most enjoyable event of the term thus far has 
been the birthday party given by several of the brothers on the evening 
of April 17th. Brother Cunningham happened to be with us then and 
favored us with an address. . . . Brother Mitchell took a week's jaunt 
to Boston to visit friends the latter part of April. 


Brothers J. O. Stearns (0 '82) and Edw. H. Kenyon (9 '85) spent 
several days with us in the beginning of March. Brother Kenyon is 
engaged in making detailed surveys for the construction of maps. . . . 
Brothers Albert J. Wing (S '80), J. D. Adams (0 '82) and Brother Steere 
(S) paid us a pleasant visit on the evening of March 5. . . . Brother Has- 
singer (0 '85) has resigned his position with the Spang Iron and Steel 
Co., and is now at home in New Orleans, La. . . . Brother G. W. Milnes 
(6 '86) is commercial agent for a large firm in Scranton, Pa. . . . Brother 
Arthur Gibson (X '79) called on us on the evening of March 31. . . . 
Brother J. Carver Howland (K '73) is instru6lor in French and mathe- 
matics at the West Point Military Academy. . . . Brother Alex. Cunning- 
ham (0 '85) who, with Brother Lowe, has been engaged in raikoad con- 
stru(5\ion work in Nebraska, has lately connedled himself with the Mas- 
sillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, O. He ran over to see us on April 15th, 
and amused us by exaggerated reports of the hardships that the engi- 
neer is subjedled to in Nebraska during cold weather. He spoke very 
highly of Brother Lowe as a successful engineer. . . . Brother C. H. 
Davis (0 '83), who is interested in the firm of Diver & Co., Keokuk, 
Iowa, visited Theta on April 26. 

IOTA — Ohio State University, Columbus, O. 

Fred. J. Cellarius (r). G. A. Smith (a). 

After the long and dreary winter is over there comes the genial 
warmth and beauty of the spring, and with it also comes that vigorous 
awakening of the " Frats," which is chara<5\eristic of them at O. S. U. 
Each fraternity then begins to study more minutely the condition of its 
chapter and to make such preparations and arrangements as shall place 
them in the best condition, so that they shall have a good strong force 
who shall return in the fall fully capable of taking a great part in the 
struggle for new men. . . . As a ** starter " for this spring two good men 
succeeded in riding our " Billy " through the dark (V)alley, and as they 
came out into the sacred light of Chi Phi we christened them " brothers." 


The two vidlims were Chas. A. Hawley of Milan, Erie Co., and J. F. 
Mellott of Bellaire. . . . We had an occasion recently of more than 
ordinary interest and excitement from the fa6l that we had a real gen- 
uine "Billy ** in our ante-room. In the early part of one evening some 
one suggested that we have a genuine old goat for once. Two brothers 
were appointed a committee to get one. We thought no more of it until 
we heard a startling noise on the stairs outside, and upon investigating 
we found the goat had the committee. He had one of them clinging to 
the gas-jet, while the other was making frantic endeavors to climb up 
the side of the hall-way. We succeeded in rescuing the committee, but 
it required the joint efforts of the entire body to get him into the ante- 
room and to hold him when once he was there. One after another the 
boys were seized and put through the " goat '* degree, although all stren- 
uously objedled. Billy's bad cold made his laugh (?) — a sound always to 
be remembered. In attempting to drive him out he created consterna- 
tion among some women who happened to be passing the foot of the 
stairway at the time. . . . The Chapter here is in a very good condition 
this spring, andi promises to add a few more links to her chain before the 
close of the term. We have very comfortable lodge rooms, neatly fur- 
nished and kept in good order. . . . Iota loses by graduation this spring 
two of her oldest members, one of which is the only remaining charter 
member of the Chapter. She has at present eleven acflive men, besides 
Brother McRea, of Eta Chapter, who never fails to attend our meetings 
and by his big warm heart and good fellowship contributes greatly to our 
success and happiness. 

LAMBDA — University of California, Berkeley, Cal. 

187 s. 
H. B. Rath BONE (r). George A. Boyd (a). 

The new term opened February 4th, after a brief rest after the ex- 
aminations. Our Freshmen passed their ex.'s very creditably, receiving 
very few conditions. ... By this time we are well established in our 
new house, which seems to meet the approbation of all of us. It is quite 
a spacious two-story frame building of about ten rooms. We have just 
finished the furnishing of it, and it now looks very presentable. . . . 
Instead of our formal banquet this year, we indulged in a house-warming, 
at which about twenty eight of our Alumni were present. It was held 
in our house, and everything went off splendidly. . . . We celebrated 
** Charter Day " in a manner befitting Lambda, keeping open house all 
day. We were honored on that day by the presence of a great many of 
our Alumni brothers, who congratulated us on the prosperous condition 
of Lambda. ... In the latter part of March Brother L. H. Sweetser was 
initiated. He is taking a partial course here preparatory to entering 


Yale College next term. He has already passed his entrance examina- 
tions, and is just working ahead in his mathematics and English. He 
is very much interested in all athletic sports, being one of the best all- 
around athletes in the U. C. . . . On May 8th our Field Day comes off, 
with a fair prospedl of some good time being made. Brother Rathbone 
is "Clerk of the Course,** and is exerting himself strenuously to make 
everything a success. The colleges of Law, Medicine and Dentistry 
have, for the first time, entered largely into some of the events. . . . 
I am sorry to say that several of the brothers intend leaving at the end 
of this term — Brother Brooke departing for the University of Pennsyl- 
vania to study medicine, and Brother leaving for Washington. 

MU — Stevens Institute, Hoboken, N. J. 

C. H. Paige (r). W. F. D. Crane (a). 

Since we last had the pleasure of communicating with the Quarterly 
the chapter has rescued from the conventional gloom, which is supposed 
to envelope all who are not X O's, Alten S. Miller of Richmond, Va. 
This is about the most exciting event that has occurred in the Mu branch 
of the fraternity, although the act of rescue has become somewhat of a 
" chestnut" with us owing to the frequency of its occurrence during this 
year, having had one double and four single initiations. We have never 
had any members in the class of *86 and will consequently lose none by 
graduation this year. We expe<5\, therefore, to be in good condition 
numerically, when the fall campaign opens, and as for the first time 
since the lamented loss of our honored brethren pf the class of *84, Dent 
and Roberts, we will be represented in the three upper classes, we hope 
not to be left in the tug of war which inevitably results from the en- 
counter of Greek with Greek. Hitherto we have had to struggle along 
as best we might with only such few Sophomores and Juniors as we 
happened to have, but with six grave and reverend Seniors to disport 
themselves for the admiration of the awe-struck Freshies and to " point 
with pride up to," to what heights may we not aspire ? 

OMICRON — Sheffield Scientific School. 

W. E. Griggs (r). J. S. Kulp (a). 

Only about eight weeks in all remain of this college year, but into 
those eight weeks is crowded as much enjoyment, perhaps, as is found 
in all the rest of the year. From now on, two or three base-ball games 
will be played here every week. The intercollegiate begins wiUi the 


close of our spring recess, and next week we play our first game with 
Harvard, and another struggle between the Red and the Blue com- 
mences. No matter who wins the pennant, the result of the Yale- 
Harvard series possesses a peculiar interest. . . . Besides the base-ball 
games there are the class boat-races, which come off the middle of May. 
This year the University boat has been added to the list of starters, not 
without eliciting a growl from the class-boats, probably, but the interest 
of the race will hardly be spoiled among the classes. On the after- 
noon of the race every boat that can be secured will be pressed into 
service, and the wharves and roofs of the freight-houses will be crowded 
with men cheering for their crews. This is one of the rare occasions on 
which the New Haven harbor presents a lively appearance. . . . On the 
29th of May the intercollegiate athletic games come off. Two of our 
men will probably take part in them. Brother Kulp ('87) will enter for 
the two-mile bicycle race and Brother Wentworth ('87) for the mile walk. 
The above are a few of the things that make college life interesting for 
us at this time of the year. . . . The pulse of our society life is quickened 
by the visits of alumni, who seem to be thawed out of their winter quar- 
ters, either by the "ethereal mildness" or the interest of the athletic 
events. . . . The number of graduating members this year is quite large, 
ten in all ; but there is no doubt that a good effort will be made to find 
men to take their places in the incoming class. 


We have had the pleasure of meeting and having at our meetings 
occasionally Brother Earle, who is a Columbia man, initiated into the 
fraternity at the time a chapter was established at that college. We are 
very glad lo have Brother Earle with us. . . . Brother Cromwell, '79, 
made a short visit a few days since. . . . Brother Minor, '82, is at Sandy 
Hook on the Government Coast Survey. . . . Brother Higley, formerly 
'87, now in the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons, made us 
a visit a few weeks ago. 

RHO — Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 

Clarence E. Seitz (r). W. H. Frantz (a). 

Rho has had no startling events happen since the last communica- 
tion. I suppose as all college men are interested in base-ball I will not 
bore you by speaking of our team. The battery is a pair of Phi Kappa 
Psi brothers, Chi Phi is represented on first base by Bro Graff, a Delta 
Tau Delta guards s. s.. Phi Delta Theta spreads herself in centre, and 
Sigma Chi plays right. The fielding is not as good as last year, but the 
batting surpasses that of any team in the last three years. . . . All the 
fraternities here are in perfedl harmony with each other, but they 


seldom go into each other*s rooms. I have had the pleasure of being in 
the Zeta Psi rooms. They have three rooms — a reception room, billiard 
room and an inner sancflum. The billiard table was given them by 
their Alumni. In their reception room they have a piano, another gift 
from their Alumni. They have one feature which I like, they take one 
or two weekly publications and several of the best monthlies. Their 
rooms are in a large building, which has a very large and spacious hall. 
Part of this they curtain off when they give an entertainment in their 
rooms. They generally give one or two receptions, progressive euchre, 
or whist parties every year, as they aim to lead society. This we are 
perfe<flly content they should do, as our fellows care very little for the 
young (?) ladies who are out in society at the present time. . . . We 
have only two rooms — a deception and a lodge room. Several times we 
have wanted to get a billiard table, but our Alumni and some of the adlive 
members obje<5\ed because it was proposed to put it in the reception 
room, and that meant the entire desolation of our pretty and cosy room. 
At one time we thought we could get the room dircdlly under our lodge 
room, and had money enough raised to get a table, but then the lawyer 
decided to remain and still remains. Our outer room is lovely. One 
reason for it is the beautiful pieces of ladies' handiwork which adorn 
the walls. The boys' desire and longing at present is for a grand, or 
rather an upright, piano. It would be elegant if we had one, because 
we have one pianist and two violinists. One of them, Brother Seitz, is 
violin soloist for the Orpheus Glee Club, and has well merited the lavish 
praise received. . . . Every Saturday night the boys hold a meeting at 
about 7.30. . . . We should have a new catalogue by all means. It will 
be very little trouble to get one up, 1. ^. in comparison with our last one. 
Our Gamma always used to take his brother Gammas reports up to 
Brother Heller, who would enter the new names in his old catalogue, 
and thus he has one all ready for publication. . . . The new con- 
stitution is very well liked. The appointing of the officers in the 
grand lodge is a great improvement, and also the adlion regard- 
ing the finances. If this latter information is only read by the 
Grand Lodge and Grand Officers it might fall short of its obje6l. Would 
it not be a good idea to publish the report in the Quarterly ? If there 
is any fraternity spirit in a chapter it would not let a report containing a 
poor account go in, knowing the whole X * fraternity world would read it, 
and also some other fraternity men who would see the Quarterly through 
exchanges. . . . Rho loses one man by graduation, but brothers Ryon, 
Graff and Morgan, '88, expedlto leave us. This will leave us with one '87 
man, one '88 man and three '89 men. To balance this our prospedls are 
very good for next year. We have three men pledged and know ot 
about five more desirable men who are coming. . . . Rho has received 
a beautiful pidlure scarf and an exquisite whisk broom holder. . . . '87's 
Melange is out. It is the best Melange ever issued, and we will be 


pleased to exchange with any of our sister chapters. . . . The Zeta will 
be delighted to exchange with any brother editor of a College Annual. 


S. C. Smith, '72, has recently been reappointed by Governor Abbett 
as Prosecutor of Warren County, New Jersey, and has distinguished him- 
self by his level-headedness in the Tillie Smith case. ... P. B. Russell, 
•83, is on a stock ranch, near Las Vegas, New Mexico. . . . Arthur 
R. Taylor, '83, has opened a classical academy at Duluth, Minn. All 
who knew him, while here, feel assured of his success. ... B. Rush 
Field, '84, has been ele6led physician to the Northampton County Prison 
in place of brother J. J. Cavanaugh, Jr., M. D., resigned. . . . W. H. 
Frantz, *86, has been ele<5\ed class historian on class day. . . . James 
C. Wiley, '87, has gone West, and is on a stock ranch in Colorado. We 
hope he won't break his horse's back. His address is Colorado Springy. 
. . . Clifton Mayfield, M. D., '78, ha«* been appointed to the Grand 

SIGMA — ^WoFFORD College, Spartanburg, S. C. 

J. Choice Evins (r). W. L. Weber (A). 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly Sigma has changed her abode. 
At the weird hour of midnight, with the assistance of Brother G. W. 
Henneman and his team, we succeeded in conveying our valuables to 
another and more comfortable hall which had been prepared against the 
time of our removal. Capricornus has been installed and already his 
realm has assumed a most cozy and homelike appearance. The walls 
are adorned with the photographs of alumni and of distinguished 
brothers from a distance. We are, one and all, charmed with our new 
retreat, its furniture, situation and general appropriateness being all that 
could be desired. Moreover, with her entrance into a new home, Sigma 
has blotted out the memory of petty jealousies and unkind feelings which 
militated against perfedl sympathy and union in her ranks, and never 
before in our memory of her history have her sons been more united. 
At our meetings the bright light of the chandelier is refle<5\ed from faces 
radiant with brotherly sympathy and hearty good-will. . . . The " bro- 
thers all " are acquitting themselves with their accustomed success in 
their respcdlive classes, and Sigma is not apprehensive of being put to 
blush by the failure of any one of them in the approaching final exami- 
nations. . . . Our meetings continue to keep up their interest. Music 
constitutes an important part of the exercises, but abundant time is 
granted the brothers to display their wit in anecdotes. Brothers Hodges 
and Mitchell still sustain the reputation of the fraternity with cornet and 
piano, and quite recently Brother McGowan has been persistent in his 
endeavors to extradl music from the flute. . . . Brother EUerbe has been 


defied President of the Calhoun Literary Society, over the meetings of 
which he presides with marked ability. . . . Sigma*s youngest son, 
Brother Few, is, we fear, evidencing a tendency to depart from the nar- 
row and arduous way of knowledge to which he has hitherto so closely 
adhered, into the pleasant and seductive by-paths of the society of the 
fair sex. Brother Bullock wisely stands aloof and learns wisdom by the 
sad experience of some of our brothers. Brother Byers, however, has 
gone to the other extreme and is, we understand, lavishing the wealth of 
his aflfecflion on no less than four fair enchantresses. . . . Brother Evins 
still leads the singing — no easy matter with so heterogeneous a band of 
followers. Brother Weber presides over our meetings with consummate 
tact and grace, tempering his zeal with discretion and maintaining order 
without imposing an unpleasant restraint on the brothers. . . . Now, in 
conclusion, a few words in reference to a letter contained in the last 
issue of the K A Journal, ostensibly written by Rev. A. B. Earle or 
Delta Chapter. He, and also the editor of said Journal, assail Brother 
W. L. Weber on account of a letter which recently appeared over 
his signature in the X * Quarterly. Brother Weber's well-known 
modesty renders it unnecessary for me to assure his colleagues that he 
knew nothing of the article in question until its appearance in the 
Quarterly ; the mistake arose from a failure of the printers to change the 
name of the correspondent. But, for the benefit of those who were mis- 
led by the mistake, I take pleasure in assuming the responsibility of the 
offending letter and in clearing Brother Weber from even a suspicion of 
egotism. . . . Now as to the remarkable letter of our Rev. friend : The 
utter groundlessness of his assertions and the audacity of his appeal to 
the past history of K A at Wofford, in refutation of my assertion that the 
paucity of their initiations this term suggested necessity rather than 
choice, were abundantly attested by the universal merriment occasioned 
at their expense among outsiders when the general trend of the article 
became noised abroad. An appeal to the history of the resident chapter 
of K A fraternity for the last few years would not only fully substantiate 
the truth of my assertion, but would reveal other facts which would not 
redound to her credit. The article is so contradictory in its alternate 
vilification and "taffy," that its charges may almost be said to be self- 
refuted. There is, however, one clause which we must notice in con- 
cluding. After testifying to the many honors conferred upon Chi Phis 
by the literary societies, the writer makes the startling assertion that 
these honors are obtained "simply and solely by electioneering and by 
other methods which do not raise them in the estimation of well-thinking 
students or men." This statement we unhesitatingly brand as false; a 
refutation is uncalled-for, as all " right-thinking students and men " ac- 
quainted with the circumstances of the case will testify to its falsity. 
Bearing in mind the profession of the writer of the article alluded to we 
sure loath to believe him wittingly guilty of an unvarnished falsehood. 


though what mental hallucination could have blinded his better judg- 
ment and so embittered his othenvise harmless disposition as to make 
him indulge in accusations as untrue as they are acrimonious, we fail to 

PHI — Amherst College. 

G. M. Seymour (r). H. A. McGown (a). 

Phi has comparatively little to say for herself so early in the spring 
term. The boys have just about thawed out the winter from their bones, 
and the spring fever — so inevitable — is exercising its full effect ; yet for all 
that we are not idle, and are determined to enter on the allotted work 
with charadleristic Phi steadiness. . . . We had no opportunity in the 
last Quarterly to mention additional honors that had fallen to our lot, 
and it is with the greatest imaginable pride that we chronicle the remark- 
able and brilliant success of Brothers Clark and Ford in carrying off the 
honors at the Hardy Prize Debate. The vicflory was no less enjoyable 
to us than it was creditable to the brothers mentioned. ... In the com- 
ing Kellogg exhibition we have " on the list," in the Sophomore and 
Freshman competition, Chi Phis who are sure to make their presence felt, 
and the probability of scooping one or both prizes is not unlikely. . . . 
The weather here is beautiful and the boys have taken advantage of the 
favorable days to indulge in tennis. Our tennis-court is beautifully situ- 
ated, immediately adjoining the chapter house. We have, with possibly 
one exception, the finest court in Amherst. Fine rolled and vined 
in, and smooth as a billiard table, it is the envy of all our rivals. . . . 
And our house ! Why not say a word or two about it ? In its peculiar 
style of architecture and in its striking arrangement it is sure to com- 
mand the immediate attention of the visitor or the casual observer. 
While it resembles somewhat a snug litde seaside villa, it still has the 
appearance of a chapter house, and in this respefl it answers its purpose 
admirably. . . . Chi Psi and Psi Upsilon have beautiful situations and 
lovely houses, as also has Delta Kappa Epsilon, but they can hardly 
be said to be as attractive and homelike as Chi Phi. While a great 
deal of attention has been given to exterior improvement, the interior 
decoration has received no less attention, and Brother Sharp has been 
to Boston in the interests of the parlor, and new and tasty furniture is 
promised. So much for our house. We are naturally proud of it 
Eager to show to any brothers who may chance this way, and always ready 
to extend the heartiest welcome to visitors from other chapters of Chi Phi. 
And so Phi stands encouraged for the future by the past, and eager to 
do her share for the best interests and welfare of the chapter at large. 

"Handsome" Ned Miller, '85, is with us for a visit. His presence 
is always a source of joy. . . . S. H. Williams, '85, Amherst's greatest 
second baseman, is honoring the chapter by abn^i v\^\\.. 


CHI — Ohio Wesley an University, Delaware, Ohio. 


A. H. KeNAGA (r). C. B. VOGENITZ (A). 

The present term has been remarkable for an apparent lack of 
adlivity in fraternity circles. The only initiate into the Greek world 
thus far has been one man taken by Phi Kappa Psi. This may be 
accounted for by the facfl that there was very little material to work upon. 
The unusual amount ot sickness just at the close of last term not only 
caused a good many of the old students to drop out, but also kept new 
ones from entering. Then, too, much of the work already done by the 
fraternities will not appear until commencement week, when the veil will 
be lifted admitting the *' vile Prep ** to the honorable rank of Freshman. 
Then we hope to prove that Chi Phi has indeed been adlivc and vigilant. 
Two or three of our brothers who have fallen out by the wayside promise 
to return in the fall to complete their course, so the chapter will be in 
excellent condition for the work of the fall campaign. . . . We have just 
finished the house-cleaning that comes in the springtime. And now our 
rooms are as bright and fresh as if they were new. We have a desirable 
location and convenient and elegant rooms. It is generally admitted 
that we have a better furnished parlor than has any other fraternity here. 
To us it is indeed a pleasant place, and we spend many happy hours 
there, besides the time required by " fat meetings." ... It is gratifying 
to note that the question of a new catalogue is being agitated. The last 
edition was an excellent book, but it is fast getting out of date. Since it 
was published many have changed their residences, and many more are 
settled in life who were then in college. A new and more complete cata- 
logue is necessary to put us abreast of the times, so let one be prepared. 
Chi is ready to do her part of the work. The Constitution has been wisely 
revised and made more complete. The Quarterly has been greatly 
improved and enlarged. The catalogue only demands an equal share 
of attention. . . . We recently enjoyed a short visit from Brother George 
Miller of Toledo. Brother Miller was a member of a chapter of the 
Alpha Digamma Fraternity when it gave up its charter and merged into 
Chi Phi, and so was able to tell many interesting stories connecfled with 
the founding of our beloved Chi. . . . We expedl to entertain a large 
number of visiting brothers at commencement time, June 17th. Chi is 
noted for her " commencement reunions," and though she graduates no 
one this year, we hope to greet no fewer brothers on this account. . . . 
There are seventy fraternity men now in the University. Any comment 
upon their real strength would be regarded only as unjust criticism or 
egotistical bragging. 


PSI — Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa. 

G. S. Franklin (r). E. S. Stetson (a). 

The current year at Lehigh has been rather a quiet one among the 
fraternities. Several obscure societies have started chapters here besides 
Delta Upsilon, which has been rather unusually slow in making its ap- 
pearance. The fact of greatest interest to our fraternity world has been 
the disbanding of the chapter of Delta Tau Delta, which stood next to 
us in point of age. It is generally understood that the members of the 
Pi Chapter were dissatisfied with their fraternity, and wished to better 
themselves. They made application for admission into Delta Psi but 
were refused. They have now organized a local society under the name 
of Beta Beta. . . . The annual convention of Psi Upsilon was held here 
May 5th and 6th. . . . The members of the chapter have taken quite a 
lively interest in decorating our new rooms, and very pretty and com- 
fortable quarters are the result. The lodge-room is hung entirely in 
black, with the exception of a scarlet and blue frieze about two feet wide. 
The effect is decidedly pretty. The only objection to our present rooms 
is that they are rather small for the number of members now in the 
chapter. We have at present seventeen active members ; besides these 
there are a few residents of the town. When the entire number congre- 
gates, we wish for larger quarters. But that does happen at every 
meeting, and the chapter is rather larger now than usual. . . . The mem- 
bers of Psi took quite a prominent part in the recent entertainment given 
by the Dramatic and Glee Clubs. Brother Stetson, '86, is the president of 
the former, and Brother Howe, '86, the leader of the latter. Six members 
of the chapter took part in the entertainment. . . . The new constitution 
meets with the decided approval of the Psi Chapter. ... A very plea- 
sant feature has been introduced at our weekly meetings. At almost 
every meeting a volunteer reads a paper upon a subject of interest to the 
chapter. The selection of subjects up to this time has been confined to 
the affairs of our own chapter, but it was the idea of the originators of 
the scheme not to limit this choice to any one subject, but to elicit papers 
of interest to the fraternity at large. It is proposed in the future to bring 
papers on the history of other chapters, and on the subjects of prominent 
Chi Phis, events of the different conventions, accounts of the old orders, 
etc. It is easily seen that this plan has a most excellent effect, especially 
in teaching the members the history of their fraternity. . . . Brother 
Lewis, '88, by a combination of measles and rheumatism has lost a great 
deal of time this winter, and may be obliged to lose a year in conse- 
quence, but very possibly will succeed in making up his work. 

Brother Robeson, '86, has left Braddock, Pa., where he had a posi- 
tion as chemist in the Camegies* Steel Works, and has acccepted a 
similar position in Pottstown, in a new establishment there. 


VAV ALUMNI— Washington. D. C. 
Edward L. Dent (r). John Yorkk At Lee (a). 

Since the last issue of the Quarterly our quiet life has continued 
undisturbed by any event of importance. . . . Brother J. Rush Marshall 
has been ele^led to represent our chapter as delegate at the next Con- 
vention, vice Brother May field, who is not elegible. . . . Brother R, C. 
Hyatt, M. D. (P) continues to serve the Government as an examiner of 
patents. Brother Hyatt, not satisfied with his medical degree, is now 
utilizing his spare moments in studying law. His address is No. 717 
Fourteenth Street, N. W. . . . Brother H. R. Burrill, whose address is 
No. 1 122 Connecticut Avenue. N. W., is also in the employ of "Uncle 
Sam." . . . Brother Clifton May field recently had the pleasure of a visit 
to his Alma Mater, and, while in Easton, was most hospitably enter- 
tained by brothers Olt and Heller. Brother Mayfield also spent a night 
in Philadelphia with Brother E. A. Weaver (P '74)« Brother Weaver is 
a most enthusiastic Chi Phi, and has probably the most complete collec- 
tion of Chi Phi papers and publications from 1874 to date, of any indi- 
vidual member of the fraternity. 


A faded, red-covered pamphlet of twenty-four pages marks the cata- 
logue of Princeton College for the year 1 856-* 57. It was sent to the 
editor recently as a relic of our fraternity and well deserves the name of 
relic. It contains the names of the last remnant of our Princeton order, 
which the prohibatory order of the faculty was fast putting out of exist- 
ence. These names are, Seniors — Charles S. DeGraw, South Amboy^ 
N. J., and Gustavus W. Mayer, Elizabeth, N. J. ; Juniors — ^John Maclean, 
Jr., New Albany, Ind. ; Henry C. Piatt, Huntington, L. I., and Henry 
L. R. Vandyke, Princeton, N. J. 

In a prominent place the following order is printed : 

** The following resolutions in regard to secret societies were passed 
unanimously by the trustees of the college, at their meeting on the 28th 
and 29th of June, 1885 : 

" Resolved, That with respefl to prohibited secret societies, the trus- 
tees approve of the a<flion of the faculty in their requiring students about 
to enter college to pledge themselves not to join any secret societies ; 
and that they urge the faculty to put an end to these secret societies. 

" Resolved, That the President be dire^ed at the opening of the next 
session of the college to announce publicly to the students that the sub- 
ject of prohibited secret societies was deliberately considered by the 
trustees, and the faculty were, by a unanimous vote, required promptly 
to dismiss any student known after that date to be a member of such an 


News comes to us that Brother £. B. Rodgers, Assistant Paymaster 
U. S. Navy, was severely injured recently in escaping with his family 
from a burning hotel at Yokohama, Japan. 

Encouraging personal letters have recently been received from 
Brothers J. B. Rountree (H '83), J. T. Lofton (H '83) and Frank L, 
Murphy (B '81). The former is the head of a wagon manufa<fluring 
firm at Quitman, Ga., the next, secretary of the Llano Live Stock 
Company of Fort Worth, Texas, and the latter an attomey-at-law in 
Norristown, Pa. 

Brother A. L. MacRae (H *8i) who kindly contributes an article in 
the present number, has charge of the Signal Service Office at the Ohio 
State University. 

Letters have recently been received from Brothers A. C. Gordon 
(A '73), Mayor of Stanton, Va., and Howard Himmelwright (B '73), pro- 
prietor of a hotel at Cresson, Pa. 

Hear that the Cincinnati Chi Phis are contemplating attending the 
next convention in a body, per special coach, the departure of which 
will be announced so as to accommodate all who pass through that city. 


O, thing of mystery thou art ! 
O, Billy, of the tribe of goat ! 
How dost thou elevate thy little tuft of hirsute adorn- 
ment and wag thy abbreviated caudal appendage 
As o'er thy viflim thou dost gloat. 

How well remember we that hour, 
When once we climbed in dread affiight 
Unto those three-story regions, vague, profound and 
clothed in everlasting and sempeternal mystery. 
Where thou didst exercise thy might. 

How thoughts of thee did cause cold chills. 
Which played bo-peep along the spine. 
And caused each hair to exercise complete and original 
adU of individuality and sovereignty. 
As doth the prickly porcupine. 


What visions of a winding sheet ! 
A black-robed circle sitting round ! 
A lamp, for dimness far outrivaling the famous "Bril- 
liant burner," for sale at all drug stores, 

With faintest trace of clanking sound. 

And yet, O, Billy ! sitting now 
With feet on mantel-piece, unawed, 
We call thee, as we think of all thy supposed clap-trap, 
paraphernalia and startling phenomena, 
A bold, unmitigated fraud ! 

B. Ad. Rymer. 

George H. Estes (H '69) is a merchant at Eufaula, Ala. 

Samuel Barnett (H '69) is practicing law in Atlanta, Ga. 

Walter S. Beeks (H '70) is Judge of the County Court of Spaulding 
County. Address, Griffin, Ga. 

A. Sibley Campbell (II '70) is a professor in the Medical Depart- 
ment of the University of Georgia, at Augusta, Ga., and is president of 
the Augusta Medical Society. 

J. Ernst Yonge (H '71) is Adjutant-General of Florida, and is a 
lawj'er at Pensacola, Fla. 

Philip K. Yonge (H 71) is a banker and British Vice-Consul at 
Pensacola, Fla. 

A copy of Our Parish Monitor, published by Rev. M. L. Zweizig, 
pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Scranton, Penna., is on the 
editor's table. 

The new Manual of Phi Delta Theta was received too late for review 
in the present number. 

Died — On Wednesday, February 17, 1886, at his residence, in Bal- 
timore, Md., Henry B. Sadtler, aged thirty-four years. (Pa.) Theta, 1871. 



From the Scroll of Phi Delta Theta. 


A K E, University of Alabama, *85. 
A T, Williams. '83. 
A *, Harvard. '85. 

Z *, University of North Carolina, '85 ; Brown, '85. 
e A X, Rensselaer, '83 ; Brown, '85. 
K K r, Missouri University, '85. 
K S, died, Vanderbilt, '78, and revived, '85. 

S A E, University of Virginia, '84; Cumberland, '85; University of 
North Carolina, '85 ; University of Alabama, '86. 
2 N, University of Alabama, '84. 
2 X, University of Pennsylvania, '83. 
*r A, University of Georgia, '84; Knox, •85. 

* A e, University of Nebraska, '83 ; Knox, '84 ; University of 
Alabama, '84 ; Miami, '85 ; Cornell, *86 ; University of California, '86, 

* K 2, Richmond. '85. 

* K *, South Carolina, '84 ; State University of Iowa, '85 ; Cor- 
nell. '85. 

X *, Cornell, '85 ; omitted from " direcflory of chapters *' under Wil- 
liams ; in " directory of chapters" incorrecflly stated as ina<flive at South 


A T Q, Wittenberg, '83 ; Central University, '83 ; West Florida 
Seminary, '84 ; Southern University. '85 ; Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, '85 ; Simpson Centenary, '85 ; University of Alabama, '85. 

B e II, Vanderbilt, '84 ; University of Texas, '85 ; Ohio State, '85. 

r ♦ B, University of Wisconsin, '85. 

A r. University of Mississippi. '83 ; St. Lawrence, '84 ; Adelbert, 
'84 ; University of Michigan, '85 ; Cornell, '86. 

A K E, Central University, '85. 

ATA, University of Colorado, '83 ; University of Minnesota, '83 ; 
Vanderbilt, '86 ; University of Mississippi, '86 ; Emory and Henry, '^6. 

A T, Columbia, '85 ; Lafayette, '85 ; University of Wisconsin, '85 ; 
Lehigh. '85. 

A $. Johns Hopkins. '85. 

Z +, Case School of Science. '84. 

e A X. Amherst, '85. 

e H, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, '85. 

K A, (Southern), South Carohna Military Academy, '83 ; Alabama 
Polytechnic, '83 ; Centre, '83 ; University of Texas, '83 ; Southwestern. 


'83 ; University of Tennessee, '84 ; Erskine, '84 ; University of the South, 
'84 ; University of Alabama, '8$ ; Tulane, established, '82 — suspended, 
*83— revived, '86. 

K K r, Cornell, '82 ; University of Kansas, '83 ; University of 
Nebraska, '84 ; Allegheny, '86. 

K 2, University of Texas, '84 ; Perdue, '84 ; Maine Agricultural, 
'85 , Hampden Sidney, '85 ; Centenary, '85 ; North Georgia Agricul- 
tural, '85. 

K 2 K, University of Louisiana, '84. 

II B $ or I. C. Sorosis (not mentioned by Baird), Monmouth, '67 ; 
Iowa Wesleyan, '68 ; Lombard, '72 ; University of Kansas, '73 ; Simp- 
son Centenary, '74 ; Carthage, '82 ; Knox, '84 ; York Methodist, '84 ; 
Cincinnati Wesleyan, '85 ; University of Denver, '85 ; State Iowa 
Normal, State University of Iowa, Iowa Agricultural, University of 

II K A, Hampden Sidney, '85. 

2 A B, West Florida Seminary, '83; Davidson, '84; Missouri Uni- 
versity, '84; University of Texas, '84; Erskine, '84; Richmond, '84; 
Mount Union, '85 ; Wofford, '85 ; South Kentucky, '85. 

2 N, establi^ed, '83, at Bethel, instead of Betheny, as stated by 
Baird ; Mercer, '83 ; University of Georgia, '84 ; Emory, '85 ; Univer- 
sity of Kansas, '85 ; Lehigh, '85 ; Vanderbilt, '86; South Carolina, '86; 
Missouri University, *86. 

2 X, V. M. I., '84 ; University of Wisconsin, '84 ; University of 
Texas, '84 ; University of Kansas, '84. 

4 A X (founded since last edition of Baird), Virginia Agricultural, 
•83 ; Roanoke, '85 ; Randolph Macon, '85. 

* r A, University of Texas, '83 ; Wittenberg, '84 ; Denison, '85 ; 
University of Michigan, '85 ; Lehigh, '85. 

* A e, Ohio State, '83 ; University of Texas, '83 ; University of 
Pennsylvania, '83 ; Union, '83 ; College of the City of New York, '84 ; 
Colby, '84 ; Columbia, '84 ; Dartmouth, '84 ; University of North Caro- 
lina, '85; Central University, '85; Williams, '86; Southwestern, '86. 

4 A <l>, Albany Law School, '84 ; Boston University, '85 ; Cincinnati 
Law School, '86 ; University of Pennsylvania, '86. 

* K *, Carleton, '83 ; Syracuse, '84. 

X *, Ohio State, '83 ; Vanderbilt, '83 ; Stevens, '83 ; Harvard, '85. 
X +, Rochester, '84. 
+ T, Lehigh, '84. 

Rainbow, or W.W.W., University of Texas, '83 ; Southwestern, '83; 
Emory and Henry, '84 ; University of Tennessee, '84. 


A T fi, Muhlenberg, '84 ; Columbia, '84 ; Arkansas Industrial, '84 ; 
Washington and Jefferson, '84 ; Oregon Agricultural, '84 ; V. M. I, '85 ; 
Stevens, '86. 


A B ♦, College of the City of New York. '84. 

ATA, Mount Union, '84 ; Adrian, '84 ; Lombard, '85 ; Franklin 
and Marshall, '85 ; Lehigh, '85. 

A T, should be marked, suspended. '73, at Miami, in " directory of 

6 A X, Columbia, '84. 

K A (Southern), University of Mississippi, '84; Wake Forest, '84; 
V. M. L, '85. 

K A e. University of Michigan, '85. 

K K r, University of California, '85. 

K 2, University of Colorado, '85 ; V. M. I., '85. 

K 2 K. University of Virginia, '84; V. M. I., '85. 

n B <&, Monmouth, '84. 

2KB, West Florida Seminary, '85 ; North Georgia Agricultural, 
•85 ; Furman, '85 ; Pennsylvania. '85 ; Charleston, '85 ; Vanderbilt, '86. 

2 N. University of Virginia. '84 ; V. M. I., •85. 

2 X, Ohio Wesleyan, '83 ; Howard, "84 ; University of Louisiana, 
•84: Illinois Industrial, '85 ; V. M. I., '85. 

♦ r A, Bethel, '84; University of Pennsylvania, '84; University of 
California, '84 ; University of Virginia, '84. 

« A e, Wofford, '84; Monmouth, '84; V. M. I.* *8s ; Randolph 
Macon, *86. 

$ K 2, Long Island Medical, '84. 

♦ K *, University of Georgia, '83 ; Bethany, '83 ; Monmouth, '84. 
X <&, Muhlenberg. ^84; K. M. I., *84; University of Michigan, '84; 

University of Pennsylvania, '85. 

Rainbow, University of Texas, '86 ; Southwestern, '86 ; University 
of Mississippi, '86 ; Vanderbilt, '86 ; Emory and Henry, '86 ; University 
of Tennessee, '86. 

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OfEicial Notices. 

nPH£ regular April meeting of the Grand Lodge was held at the Colon- 
nade Hotel, Philadelphia, on Saturday, April 3d, with all of the 
members present. 

A report was presented from Brother Powell, the retiring G. A., 
showing the condition of the fraternity, and the several matters therein 
contained were considered by the Grand Lodge. 

Of the adlion taken by that body the chapters concerned are already 
aware through the communications had directly with the chapters. 

The present Editor of the Quarterly, Brother £. £. Sparks, was 
seledled to issue the two remaining numbers of the current volume. 

T. A. BERRY, Rtg, 

The Annual Convention of the Chi Phi Fraternity will be held in 
Louisville, Ky., the third Wednesday in November, A. D. 18S6. 

The next Quarterly (November) will endeavor to give full informa- 
tion concerning the forthcoming Convention. All matter for publication 
must be in by October ist. Editor. 

CKi PKi Quii^rlerly. 


Ed. E. Sparks H), 

NOVEMBER, 1886. 




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Vol. XI. NOVEMBER, 1886. No. 4. 

Bittxat^ ^tpaxtmint 


The shadows had perceptibly lengthened until they ran away 
off over the newly-mown turf and were lost in the gloom of 
the valley below. It seemed that the great sun was tarrying a 
bit to throw a sympathetic glance over the scene of mourning 
upon that hill. The opening in the ground did not look much 
like a newly-made grave. Some friendly hand had covered 
the sides with great branches of hemlock ; branches taken 
from the same tree, perhaps, under which this man had played 
as a boy, never dreaming that they would one day make 
brighter the opening in which kind mother earth was waiting 
to receive him. And that day came so early to him ; for you 
must know he was but entering manhood. He was but a boy 
— at least, so thinks the father standing at the head of the grave, 
and waiting each moment to hear little Bob's voice or totter- 
ing footsteps come to his ear. And this is the end of all his 
hopes ; this is the end of the career which opened so brightly; 
this is the end of that muscular body, the pride of his college 

" O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom ! would 
God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son !" 

It is the minister who spoke, and yet the father imagined 
that he, himself, had uttered the words. To have given his 
old life, just a fra^^ment of a life, and to have saved his boy! 
My son Absalom ! And yet why should his son have been 
taken ? See that little group of young men with sober faces, 
and some with tear-dimmed eyes ! Few of them had the 
physical constitution which this man's son had possessed. 


Not one of them had taken as many athletic prizes, and yet 
they were gathered here to pay the last visible tribute to their 
friend and, as they called him, brother. It had not been many 
months since they all were companions in college life. The 
joke, the jest, the success, the misfortune of each had been 
that of his fellows. Do you wonder that now each tried to 
force himself into the belief that yonder casket contained 
poor " Bob " ? 

Six men, with sword and plume and funeral crape, are 
bearing forward and lowering the black casket. They repre- 
sent the order with which this young man had connefted him- 
self Their beautiful rite is being pronounced: 

" Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust." 
The foot of the casket is covered with great white roses 
worked into the symbol of the order. This, with the visible 
token afterward thrown into the tomb, presents to each beholder 
the faft that they remain with him in unbroken sleep. The 
head of the casket contains a modest bunch of flowers, 
arranged in a white circlet, with red and blue crossed bars. 
To the eyes about they present no significance beyond the token 
of tribute from his college friends. To the eyes of the little 
group at one side, they recall a thousand incidents of an inner 
or secret communication, freely given in the faithful condition 
of youth before the disappointments of betrayed trusts have 
made him chary, even of friends. Truly giving and receiving 
confidences and help while in life, they have shown to them- 
selves, at least, that these ties live even in death. In the 
thoughtless whirl of youth, in the ingratitude of care- 
less hearts, in the cares of opening life, this little kindness — 
this doing what they could — may have been a blessed sight 
for even God's angels to behold. E. E. S. 


How exclusively should fraternity men associate? is a 
question which would meet with quite varied responses if put 
to the different members of the a6live chapters. A correft 
solution must depend largely upon the situation of the college, 
the manner of living and the size of the lodge. Necessarily 


the most exclusiveness would be found in an institution situ- 
ated in a small town without a common dormitory. Dormi- 
tory rooming tends to placing all upon a level and making 
almost universal associations. A large city requires long 
journeys from room to room, and prevents frequent gatherings. 
The most perfeft phase is of course found in the club-house 
system, which tends to exclusiveness in its strongest form. 

Coming back to the original question, How exclusively 
should fraternity men associate ? Evidently an organization 
is a thing of only relative strength and influence. Place it 
alone in an institution, and with no opposition it almost invari- 
ably sickens and dies. Now, as the body exists only relatively 
to another, so do the members of that body. No man is a 
fraternity man or holds secrets except with reference to those 
men who do not enjoy the same pleasures and privileges, as he 
esteems them. So his conduft must have reference in no 
small degree to others. Shall he place all his confidences in 
the men with whom he holds these transmitted things in com- 
mon, with whom he is connc6led by a name, and whose doings 
are classed in common by outsiders ; or shall he be the hail- 
fellow-well-met, the man of universal esteem and popularity, 
the refuge of the oppressed, the comforter of the mourners, the 
sharer of the hilarious. 

Exclusiveness means for the most part the pernicious 
system of ele6lion and honor, combinations against whose 
Gorgon head so many darts have recently been aimed by the 
Greek press. It means the determination to put in " our fellows *' 
at any risk. It means the subservience of honor, truth and worth 
to ambition, to falsehood and to petty man-serving. These plots 
cannot be consummated beneath the clear gaze of the public, 
but only by means of the close and secret clannishness of over- 
exclusive fraternity life. Far be it from the writer to deprecate 
the pleasures of the secret lodge room, the sharing of a joke, 
jest or misfortune, the confidence of youth in both pleasure 
and distress ; but he only laments the faft that these amenities 
cannot be too freely indulged in without producing the evils 
mentioned above. Fraternity men who scheme for popularity 
only defeat their purpose by this super-exclusiveness. The 


popular man in college and the man who brings indubitable 
credit both to himself and his organization, is the one who 
never forgets that all are sons of Adam and Eve. Yet in such 
indiscriminate associations, one should never forget the inner 
ties which conneft him with an organization whose life was 
begun in a lodge room, and whose continuance properly 
belongs there. 

In conclusion, I would say that the wisest man is he who 
seeks the golden mean, inclining neither to such exclusive 
fellowships as will beget conceit and narrow-mindedness, nor 
yet to such general fellowship as will draw him away from 
the men with whom he has cast his lot. 



In looking over the Oftober number of the Quarterly, 
I am struck with the fa6l that so many men leave college 
without graduation. Some chapters report a large member- 
ship in June with a few graduates ; and in Oftober lament the 
struggle which their four or five returning members are com- 
pelled to encounter in order to maintain the existence of the 
chapter. This statement applies more particularly to the 
smaller institutions of learning, where many of the students 
are compelled to maintain themselves by personal exertion 
while completing their college course. Many of them sever 
their connexion while yet under-graduates, fully expefting to 
return and finish their work ; but that fate which seems to 
order our ways, dire6ls their footsteps in other vocations. 

Another cause for this decimation of membership may be 
found in the presence at every school of those birds of passage 
who are rarely satisfied at any one place, but must continually 
indulge in their peregrinations. If a man wants an education, 
and thoroughly wants it, he can secure it at the most mediocre 
place of instruftion in the land. 

Any man can find fault, but few can suggest remedies. I 
have but one for the case under consideration. In canvassing 
the chances of a man's suitability for membership, it would be 
well to ascertain if possible, whether or notheexpedls to com- 


plete his wark in the institution. While a contrary answer 
should not seriously militate against his elegibility, yet it will 
be admitted by all, that the Alumni of an institution constitute 
its chief support and wield the largest influence in its manage- 
ment. Therefore in all the getting of a chapter it seriously, 
behooves it to get Alumni. G. O. C. 

Mv Dear Brother: 

Your letter, in which you pay me the compliment of 
asking for an article for the Quarterly from me, is at hand. 
I would like very much to comply with your request, and 
more than once I have thought I would like to get into har- 
ness again, but I fear my working days are over. The insta- 
bility of my naval life has, several times in the last four years, 
rudely broken in my best-laid plans for our beloved fraternity, 
and I fear that my utmost efforts could now produce nothing 
worthy of a place in your pages. The friftion of X good- 
fellowship is absent. There are no more sparks (always ex- 
cepting your good self — pardon me, it was unconscious). All 
my historical papers I have turned over to Brother Lefevre. 
By the way, about the ChakeL There were three numbers 
published, in 1868, 1869 and 1872. A copy of that of 1868 
is in the possession of the Zeta Chapter (the only one I have 
ever seen), and the other two I have among my \ <P papers. 
The Chaket was, with the exception (so Mr. Baird informs us) 
of a small sheet published by /i ^ // (one of its Virginia 
chapters), in, I think, 1856, the first fraternity publication. 
The three issues were uniform in size, about 18 x 13, and 
eight pages. 

I read with great interest the draught of the new constitu- 
tion. I had no chance to study the paper before it was destroyed 
by fire. I think few of us realize how great an influence our 
organic law has had upon our aftions during these later years. 
Some such change as has just taken place should have been 
made at least ten years ago, and another ten years will see 
other changes quite as radical, or more so. There is one sub- 


ject whose importance is not adequately recognized — ^^that of 
the granting of chapters, which is in reality what is known as 
a fraternity's policy, and that by which one's judgment of it 
is largely influenced. A' (P has' made three serious errors 
during the last four years — errors which the commonest fore- 
sight might have avoided. 

Our fraternity is human, not divine, and like all else 
human it has its limitations ; and our true course is to study 
these, find out just what we are capable of: where we are weak, 
there let strength be applied ; where we are strong, let us 
not weaken ourselves by attempting a battle for which we are 
not armed. Destruftion follows in the path of such folly, and 
if we escape we can thank our good luck not our good man- 
agement. All plants do not grow in all climes. The acorn 
will not thrive in a tropical jungle. 

That fraternity is strongest in the long run which knows 
just what it is capable of and does it with all its might. 

And if A' will set herself to discovering and under- 
standing her capabilities she will have gone far towards the 
consummation I wish for her — which is never entering a contest 
for supremacy when she is over-matched, weighing well her 
fighting powers, and never placing a chapter without a reason- 
able assurance that it will, at least within appreciable time, 
hold its own, and strike its roots deep at last. That is a very 
moderate policy, and it is not the ideal that we should aim at, 
and some day will, I trust. 

Two things are needed to accomplish this : first and most 
important, an intelligent understanding of our needs, of our 
errors, of our wisest course of a6lion by the aftive members 
of A' CP. This means education. And secondly, to strengthen 
this (which would be unnecessary if we had a well-defined 
policy such as I've outlined) provisions in our organic law of 
such a nature that it would be a very difficult matter to secure 
a chapter from A CP, and making the granting of such 
chapter impossible without full and exaft knowledge of the 
past and present, and of as much of the future as experience 
and good judgment will unfold, of the institution to which it 
is proposed to trust this precious offspring of our Good Mother. 


There is no excuse for a mistake. In such a case error is - 
crime — from a fraternal point of view. 

It is no disgrace to have dead chapters. There are some 
fraternities which are boasting of the smallncss of the number 
of these defunft branches, which would be stronger had they 
more of them. But it is a disgrace, it is worse, it is degenera- 
tion, it is ruin to continue to cstabh'sh chapters only to see 
them gasp and die where they never had a chance to live. 
It is not enough that a college has a great name and a long 
roll of students ; both these it may have and still the conditions 
of life be unfavorable for \ 0. Why try the impossible? 
Several errors we might have avoided with the exercise of 
more prudence and less haste. No college man is deceived 
by a simple roll of chapters. He knows, and if he does not 
there are in these days plenty to inform him, all these points 
of dates, membership, standing, combined with all the various 
faults and frailties of the several chapters of the different fra- 
ternities. The mere name of a great institution of learning 
never yet covered the defc6ls and blots of the chapters it 
sheltered. We may shape a bit of glass with all the facets of 
a diamond and set it in our crown, but we cannot give it the 
brilliancy of the real stone. We never deceive ourselves, we 
never deceive anyone else. Then why do these • things ? It 
is because we have no settled policy of granting chapters. I 
would not advocate a fixed and unalterable course of aftion 
in this regard. The conditions of college life are changing 
every year, and we, the offspring of that life, must change with 
it or we die. 

Extension is not needed by A' (l> now. We have plenty 
of work within our lodge-rooms — work requiring tacl and 
patience — the labor of organization under the new law. I am 
not opposed to extension — far from it. The tree that puts forth 
no new branches is dying; but I mean that in the next two or 
three years we have plenty of work at home. 

The article on Brother Cremcr's badge in the April Quar- 
terly is interesting. I am sorry I cannot agree with its writer 
in regretting that the symbols on this badge have been ** re- 
placed by rich but meaningless stones." These symbols are 


in reality about as trivial as anything could be: They have 
been the stock-in-trade of about every secret organization from 
the earliest historical mention of such societies down to to- 
day ; until the shortness and instability of human life and the 
penalty of secret-telling must be pretty well impressed on 
mankind — until, in fa6l, /A^^have become meaningless. 

I am glad to see them erased from our badge, and the 
sooner such clap-trap is banished from our midst the better. 

Surely X has some better claim on the respeft of man- 
kind than mysterious mummery. In regard to the vine upon 
the Phi. It was originally enameled green, and was the out- 
ward symbol of a glass of wine which stood on the table 
during the initiation ceremony of the old Princeton order, 
which signified, if I remember corre6lly, life. I think, but am 
not certain, that in my account of the Princeton order in the 
Quarterly for April, 1882 (or it may have been July, 1882), 
I mentioned this faft. 

Permit me, before closing, to congratulate you on the fine 
appearance of the Quarterly. It is a great satisfaction to 
me to receive and read it. I lost everything I owned by fire 
in February, and nothing I regret more than my badge which 
I had worn for nearly fourteen years. It was only a bit of sen- 
timent shaped into metal after all ; but of such sentiment all 
fraternal fellowship springs. 

Wishing you all success- in your good work, I am 

Yours in .V 0, 

Eustace B. Rogers, 
U. S. Naval Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, Sept. 10, 1886. 

Aurora, Ills., Oftober 11, 1886. 
Dear Brother: 

In looking over the June Quarterly I see that all the 
chapters are in favor of a new catalogue, and as a means of 
getting out a really good one, I would like to see you bring 
out the following points, if you think they are worth any- 
thing : 

Each chapter to furnish names, addresses and history of 
all of its members, aftive and Alumni. 


Each brother to send to his chapter the names and 
addresses of all A' (P's that he may know, his chapter to send 
this information to the chapters that these brothers belong to 
In this way we can find the lost brothers. And as a reason 
for our not writing to various chapters, I would say that we 
do not know how to address communications to all the 
chapters as we do not know the names of its officers. Each 
chapter to request such information form its Alumni. Each 
chapter to keep a book with names of all of its members, and 
when a change occurs in cither the address or business of a 
member to make a note of it in this book. In this way, they 
will always have a complete history of its members always on 
hand and can refer to it at any time. Let this book be revised 
every year. Each chapter to come to Convention ready to 
pledge a sum of money to defray the expense of publishing a 

I believe that each Alumnus will be willing to give at 
least $5.00 if, in return, his chapter will send him a catalogue. 
Of course, each chapter is to solicit this $5.00 from the mem- 
bers of its Alumni. 

I have talked with several Chi Phis, and they all think it 
a good idea, provided a good one is gotten up, one that will 
contain something of a history of our fraternity; and they all 
say that they will give $5.00 towards this, provided they 
receive a catalogue. 

I never see one that I do not talk to him, and each one 
agrees that we need a new catalogue; and I am glad to say 
they are willing to give something to help it along. 

I shall speak a good word for the Quartkrly every 
chance I have. 

Yours fraternally, 

Geo. J. R0BERT.S. 

(Bbt^oriaf ^tpattmtnt 

For the last time the writer pens an editorial for the 
Chi Phi Quarterly. The merciful cloak of obscurity is 
about to be cast about him, and therewith he retires from his 
unwonted eminence. No more shall visions of unpaid sub- 
scriptions, of economical plans, of returned " trial " copies 
haunt his slumbers ; no more shall the sarcasm of the ex- 
changes wither his proud aspirations ; no more shall he be 
bowed down by the writer whose words and proper names 
were so mangled by the printer. 

** The knight is dust, 
His good sword rust ; 
His soul is with the saints, we trust." 

Yet the life of a great man has its amenities. Some sub- 
scriptions are paid ; some writers overlook blunders resulting 
from their own chirography ; and, with pleasure be it said, 
there are to be found men who sometimes in a letter give one 
a slap on the back, a hand-grasp, or a " Good, old fellow !" 
That such kind words have been elicited is felt by the writer 
to be a suitable compensation for the labor he expended, even 
though they emanated from some humble toiler in the ranks, 
and were not indorsed by those of high estate. If the multi- 
tude has been pleased, the desired end has been attained. 
That mistakes have been numerous, none appreciate more than 
the one who, but four years of age in the fraternal life, attempted 
with untrained hand to guide the publication through all the 
shoals of a literary voyage. But having been once passed 
over, regrets arc useless, and the record must stand as made. 

To the Zctas, with whom it has been a pleasure to hold 
such frequent communication, the sincerest thanks are due for 
their attention and careful work. The Correspondence Depart- 
ment has gained the highest meed of praise both from Alumni 
and exchanges. The gratitude of a frequently -perplexed 
writer is also manifest toward those men who have from time 
to time furnished writings, cuttings, and quotations, whereby 


success, if any has been attained, was made possible. Finally, 
to the readers with whom we have journeyed for two years, 
and from whom we shall now be separated, the editor waves a 
farewell greeting, and sends after you a hearty " Good-bye ! 
God-speed !" 

The readers who have perused the Exchange Department 
with so much pleasure, will unite with the management in send- 
ing a vote of thanks to that veteran Greek writer, Rev. M. S. 
Zweizig, who has condufted the department during the year. 

It affords the management much pleasure to present in this 
last number a chara6leristic letter from our well-known brother, 
E. B. Rogers ('/*). Although half the circumference of the 
globe separates him from the aflive fraternity, he has not lost 
any of his interest in its welfare. 

The Annual Convention of the fraternity will be held at 
the Gait House, Louisville, Ky., November 17. The banquet 
will take place on the following evening at the same place. 
The location gives the men of States adjacent an opportunity 
of attending one of these interesting gatherings. Not since 
1 879 has one been held west of the Alleghanies. The busi- 
ness already in prospeft is enough to interest all visitors, and 
the social part never fails to make the occasion enjoyable to 
all. Arrange your affairs so as to be in Louisville on the 17th 
of November. 

From official reports, the general organization is opening 
out the year with unusual vigor. In nearly every chapter large 
accessions are noted. These will go largely toward making 
up the deficit caused by graduation and failure to return. This 
latter cause almost depleted certain chapters, but all report aflive 
campaigning and the best results. The fraternity is to be con- 
gratulated upon the general tone of its working condition, and 
the facility with which the needed tasks are performed under 
the new arrangements. There is no reason why the coming 
year should not be the most prosperous in the history of the 


As will be seen in the Official Notices, the Quarterly will 
in the future be edited in New York City. This step was not 
hastily decided upon, nor was the idea entirely new. The 
present movement of fraternity life is toward centralization. 
Centralization means the placing of the aftive functions in 
localities where a proper fulfillment can be readily achieved. A 
small coterie of workers in one place is worth a host scattered 
about the country, with only mail or telegraphic communica- 
tion. The great fear of centralization in government which so 
haunted our forefathers need not trouble our fraternity body 
politic. Certain men must do the work ; and why not have 
them a6ling in concord and unison ? Still more true is this of 
the fraternity publication. The cities hold a band of men, any 
one or all of whom can successfully maintain the magazine. 
The commercial world therein represented makes possible the 
maintenance of a good financial basis. The opportunity for 
securing support in subscriptions is excellent. The printing 
must be done in the city, and can thus be personally superin- 
tended. Nearly all the leading magazines are coming to see 
the advantages of this movement, and are now published in the 
cities. After many buffetings through North Carolina, differ- 
ent parts of Pennsylvania, and through Ohio, the Quarterly 
is at last about to anchor in the harbor to which she should 
first have been taken. 


Have you paid your subscription ? ... The editor of 
the Quarterly for 1887 will be Boudinot Keith, with address 
at 26 Broadway, New York City. ... Pi Chapter hopes to 
attend the Convention in a body. . . . Hear that Brother 
Capers Dickson is laboriously wrestling with the Muse, and 
will produce a Convention poem of which a less modest pen 
might well be proud. That he can do this none of the readers 
of the Quarterly doubt, and the Gamma boys all testify to 
it. . . . If you have any old fraternity publications, whether 
Chi Phi or otherwise, please bundle them up and send them 
to Rev. M. L. Zweizig, Scranton, Penna., or E. A. Weaver, 


233 S. Sixth Street, Philadelphia. These brothers are volun- 
tarily preserving what must some day become a valuable fra- 
ternity library. . . . The value of preserving our fraternity 
publications is best shown by the faft that a paragraph upon 
that subjefl, which appeared in a recent Quarterly, was largely 
copied throughout the Greek press. . . . The official notices 
at the end of the magazine should not be overlooked in the 
general perusal. . . . Brother J. B. Heller expe6ls to be at the 
Convention, as usual. . . . Brother Arthur E. Powell can be 
at Louisville " only in the spirit." He has been recently cir- 
culating about among some of the Pennsylvania chapters. . . . 
The present issue contains accounts of an unusual number of 
deaths. The grim reaper seems to have spared neither the 
young nor the aged. . . . Iota Chapter will secure rates from 
Columbus to Louisville and return. The Ohio Chi Phis can 
probably learn something to their individual advantage by 
addressing Brother Charlie Smith, Con. B. & O. Telegraph 
Office, Columbus, Ohio, on this subject. . . . The local office 
of the Quarterly has been undergoing all the calamities of 
a removal during the preparation of the copy for the -present 
number. No doubt some contributions have been mislaid, 
and if so, no one can regret it more than the management. 

For the first time in a management covering a period of 
two years, the editor is compelled to apologize for a delayed 
issue of this magazine. An aggravated case of dermatic poi- 
soning occurring at a critical period in the preparation of the 
copy, prevented any personal work thereon for many days. 
No one of the readers can possibly regret this delay as much 
as the editor. 

tlily or frlcndihip "—Titfi/gr. 

&]cc^Angi 'S)ifatimtnt 

Most prompt of all the exchanges for the past quarter 
has been T/ie Scroll of Phi Delia Theta. The May, September 
and Oi?lobcr numbers now lie before us. The first of these 
opens with the minutes of two province conventions. The 
remainder of the number is mostly occupied with various com- 
munications, of which twenty-six are chapter letters. 
Announcement is made of the establishment of Texas Gamma, 
at Southwestern University, from one of the Rainboto chapters 
that refused to go into the consolidation with J 7" J. The 
September number is emphatically a Scroll number. It is his- 
torical from beginning to end, and is designed to mark the 
close of the first decade in the life of the magazine. The con- 
tents arc grouped under four headings : I. Historical Review, 
11. Table of Contents. III. Titles and Subjefts. IV. Index 
of Contributors, each of which ranges through the entire 
ten years. It is a very valuable number to the subscribers of 


The Scroll, Volume XL, No. I (Oftober), announces that the 
annual convention of the fraternitv will be held at New York, 
beginning Oftober i8th, inasmuch as "circumstances make it 
imprafticable to hold a successful reunion in Cincinnati at the 
time named." The number, however, is chiefly valuable to 
the fraternity from the highly interesting statistical records, 
compiled from the reports of fifty-eight chapters' historians, 
each one of whom, it would seem, sent in a report. 

The Beta Tluta Pi, for May, opens with an article on 
Special Dispensations, in which the writer, of the Harvard 
Chapter, pleads for a limited number of chapters in the frater- 
nity, whilst " small good colleges, where desirable men can be 
obtained by solicitation or their own petition, should have 
branch chapters organized by special dispensation, to be 
attached to the nearest regular." A bright little story follows 
on the subjeft, Another Prodigal at Comersley, which we 
wish all could read. Open Letters, and the usual quota of 
chapter communications and personals, round off* the number 
very nicely. With June, the thirteenth volume comes to a 
close. Conventions and Their Mistakes, is a timely homily 
on the necessity of a fixed policy for the fraternity, so as to 
prevent the thoughtless and aimless legislation that so fre- 
quently charafterizes the annual conventions. The chapter 
correspondence announces the existence of a new chapter at 
the University of Texas, organized in May last. Also the sur- 
render of the charter of the Dickinson Chapter of Theta 
Delta Chi, which took place in June, " the members of which 
will probably unite with the other fraternities established 
there." As The Beta Theta P/ exchanges with the Quarterly, 
the note that " Chi Phi has a chapter in the University of 
North Carolina," shows no special care in editing. The 
Annual Convention of the fraternity was held at Cincinnati, 
Ohio, on August 25th. An index to the entire volume is given 
with this number. 

The Rainbaic of Delta Tau Delta for June opens with the 
address delivered by Will Carleton to the annual conference of 
the First Grand Division, on the subjc6l, Why Fraternities? 
— an argument in their favor. Our Early Convention is a his- 


toiy of Delta Tau's annual gatherings, from the first in t866, 

down to that of 1 874. The Convention for the current year is 

announced for August 25th, in Louisville. Concerning this 

place, soon to witness the gathering of our own delegates, the 

editor says : 

" Of the city, we can say that it is handsome ; its men c^allant and 
hospitable ; the women beautiful and charming. This in itself should be 
sufficient to attraifl every Delta in the land ; but let us add that Louis- 
ville boasts of an Exposition that is unexcelled, horses that are superb, a 
base-ball club that is great, and a hotel that is famous as the tarrying 
place of men who have imperishably blazoned their names on the scroll 
of fame, and whose greatness and glory have become our common 

The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi, always readable, is especially 
so in its June number. Crossing the Rubicon is the subjeft 
of a very excellent oration delivered at the annual banquet at 
Indianapolis. College Aristocracy, which originally ap- 
peared as an editorial in the columns of a daily paper, is worthy 
of a reprodu6lion. Some of the diflficulties of catalogue-making 
are next pointed out in an interesting way. Then follow 
the editorials and chapter letters. These latter, in every case, 
give the numerical standing of the various fraternities at the 
colleges in which Phi Kappa Psi has chapters. They are not 
'\lways correct, however, as witness the report from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. The chapter of Chi Phi is there said 
to be composed altogether of medical and dental students, 
when the truth is that Chi Phi has no chapter there whatever. 

The Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly for April is the first and 
only copy of that magazine that has been received in its more 
recent form. It contains 1 12 pages, a large number of which 
are taken up with productions that might just as well have 
been omitted. These might have done credit to the college 
journal (although some of them are weak even from a literary 
point of view), but they are totally out of place in a fraternity 
publication. Passing them by, we were rather pleased with 
the account of the Twentieth Annual Dinner of the New 
York Deltas. It was evidently a happy occasion, and of much 
pra6lical benefit to fhe fraternity, for it brought about the 
thorough discussion of the establishment of a club in the city 


similar to that of J A' E^ on West Thirty-fourth Street. The 
chapter reports are well written, but editorial matter is notably 
scarce, less than two pages in all. On the whole, however, 
the magazine is far in advance of the numbers received two 
and three years ago. 

The belated copies of the Alplia Tau Omega Palm for 
March and June are now before us. An article in the former 
descants on The Progress of A T Q, and among other things 

"A fraternity founded, as ours is, upon principles that are endurable 
as the everlasting hills, and advocated by intelligent and philanthropic 
men, will break down everj' barrier that is placed before it, and perma- 
nently establish itself wherever its principles are properly advocated 
and discreetly expounded. Only about twenty years ago A T O was 
unknown, but to-day her chapters, twenty-six in number, are the marvel 
and admiration of the Greek world. They adorn every institution in 
whose walls the spirit of our grand order is breathed. They are stars of 
the first magnitude, dazzling and resplendent.'* 

The chapter reports in this number are quite numerous. 
Chapters at Washington and Lee, and Stevens Institute, are 
announced as virtually defun6l. In June, Nature in Bryant's 
Poetry occupies twelve pages more than it deserves. The 
chapter letters in this number report Chi Phi with five men at 
the University of North Carolina. 

The Sigma Chi for May continues its Recollections of 
A Rebel Private. The Greek press is reviewed at considerable 
length, but no mention whatever is made of the Quarterly. 
The establishment of a new chapter at Tulane University, New 
Orleans, is announced. 

The Biennial Convention met at Columbus, Ohio, Septem- 
ber 7th. In July, the article under Recent Extension sketches 
the history of several chapters that have been placed by the 
fraternity within the past two years. Then follows an edito- 
rial on the features of the biennial session of the Grand Chapter, 
announced for September 7th, at Columbus, Ohio. Notice is 
also given of the revocation of the charter of Alpha Kappa 
Chapter, at Hillsdale, Michigan. Chapter letters are full of 
their usual interest. 


The Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly for April maintains 
the high standard of its previous numbers. It is faced with a 
steel engraving of the fraternity arms. Then follows an 
account of the public exercises of last year's convention, with 
the oration in full, and the larger portion of Mr. Julian Haw- 
thorne's poem. Alumni Reunions follow with twenty pages. 
Editorials and specimen pages from the new catalogue are fol- 
lowed by reviews and chapter letters and personals. 

The Kappa Alpha Journal for May-June opens with cLn 
article on Liberal Education and the Classics. Then fol- 
lows an article from The Sigma Chi, and a few Recollections 
OF A Kappa Alpha. The editorials and chapter letters com- 
plete the number, which contains nothing of particular interest 
to the alien. 

The Purple and Gold (Chi Psi) for June contains fifty -six 
pages, filled with a variety of interesting reading matter. 
Williams College Before the War is a very notable sketch 
of that institution. Editorials on The Fraternity Gentle- 
man, Pretenders, and Campaigning are well written. Chapter 
reports are followed by accounts of the last convention, and of 
several banquets held. 

The Kappa Sigma for July is the youngest of all the 
exchanges that have come to hand, but by no means the most 
puerile. Of course, we do not approve of the biographical 
sketches with which this and preceding numbers have been 
occupied, but that hardly makes any difference to K 1\ There 
is sufficient other material to make this a good number. 

:2k ' 


Comeponitnci ®«parfmenf. 


E. M. I 

Bit; Hirnrd Univenily. 

Gammm, Emory College, 
Jiilla, RuiBcn College. 
BtlUra, HampdED-SJdney College, 
Z«a, FnnklinuidHiinhillCollege, C. R. 
Etm. Univcnity of Georgia, 

Tluia, Tror PolyiectiDlc Initiiute. 
Ilia, Ohio Stale Unlveniiy. 

Kaff, Bnwn Unlvenity, 
LamMa, Univenily ol CalifbmU, 
Mm, Steveni luiilule, 

dwin-M, Vale College, 

MeK. Camion, '^"°''V3''Ki|"okJ'Hou«. 
McCliln, Oilbrd, Ga. 

Sloddan, N. Biuiu>ick, N.J.,Bo(>) 

W'^dwiinh, Hampden .Sidney, Va. 
Aokcny. Lancasiec, Pa. 

Knight, Alhcni, Ga., Ga. 

Himmelwrighl, Tny, N. Y, I • Hoiue. 
Ha»lev, Columtnu.O. 

N. J„i)BlhSl. 
""is, Temple SL. 


Lalayeiie College, 

A, Recder Feniday, EAtlon 



Wofford College, 

Jama Q-Hear, Spartan 

burg.S. C, 


Amheiit College, 

Arthur D, Osbom, Amhen 



Ohio Weileyan Uni«r.i 

S. L. Zurmehly. Delawa 

re, Ohio. 


Lebigh University, 


Jelhlehem, P 


Dlikliuon College, 

Leon T. Ashcrafl. Carlisle 



Lunin), No. 3.3 St. Paul 


H. Slockbridge, Jr., Baliin. 


J. Howard Cromwell. New Y 

rk, N. Y. 

Va (Ai.Iiwa), 1113 joth Si., N 


Clifion MayAeld, M.D.. Waih 

ogu-i, D. C 


ALPHA — University of Virginia. 

E. M. Moore (r). Charles Catlett (a). 

Alpha's record for 1885-86 is one that any chapter might be proud 
of. . . . After a very successful year we closed our Club Hall with 
many regrets and numerous happy reminiscences. . . . Chi Phi 
carried off a fair share of the honors bestowed by the University at the 
end of the session, and expecfls to repeat the operation even more suc- 
cessfully than ever in this session of '86-'87. . . . We start with a 
rather small number, but hope, within a week or so, to swell our numbers 
to a desirable figure. Fortunately for us, every other fraternity is also 
rather weak in numbers, and consequently we stand on an even footing. 
. . . Our session does not begin until the ist of Odlober, so we have 
nothing of interest to relate before that time. 


Brother E. M. Moore, of Vicksburg, Miss., is now in that city, pre- 
paring to " hang out his shingle ** as an attorney-at-law. We wish him 
all the success in the world, and shall miss him sorely. 

Brother Charles Carrington is teaching in West Virginia. 

Brother Archie Harrison is attending the Medical College in Balti- 
more, Md. 

Brother Charles Himel is teaching in Petersburg, Va. 

Brother Charles Cattell has a government position in Washington, 
which he expe<fls to keep for only a comparatively short time. 

Brother Clarence Wallace, '83-84, has a flourishing school in Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

EPSILON — Hampden-Sidney College, Hampden-Sidney, Va. 

Frank Sullivan (r). J. C. Alderson (a). 

It would be useless to try to enumerate all the changes that have 
taken place in Epsilon's history since the close of last session. It is 
sufificient to say that they have been great. The few short weeks of a 
summer's vacation passed swiftly by, and when Epsilon*s roll was again 
called there were many names to whose familiar sound there was no 
response. However, though few in number, we are in high spirits, and 
eager to carry on the work of the " good cause." . . . Commencement, 
as usual, was a grand success, and in the distribution of the rewards of 
merit Chi Phi received no less than her accustomed share. Brothers 
McFadcn, Link and Davis were members of the graduating class. Bro. 
McFaden, in addition to the A. B. and B. L. degrees, received also the 
senior orator's medal given by the Union Literary Society, and was eledled 
class orator. Brother Davis received the degrees of A. B. and B. S. Of 
the four marshals at commencement we had the honor of having three, 
these positions being filled by Brothers Moore, Hartman and Thompson* 



. . . We have secured a new lodge-room, which will add much to our 
comfort and pleasure, and are trying to make it as cosy and homelike as 
possible. ... As yet the only addition to our number is Wm. Bor- 
roughs, of Alabama, whom wc welcome as a **true and loyal** brother. 
The prospedl is that others will soon become links of the mystic chain. 


Brother Alderson , '87, has been eledled Business Manager of the 
Hampden- Sidney Magazine for the ensuing session. . . . Brother 
Davis *86, is teaching in South Boston, Halifax Co., Va. . . . We 
welcome back to the "Hill" Brothers Richardson, '82, Davis, *83, 
McFaden and Link, '86, who have taken their places as students in Union 
Theological Seminary. . . . And last, but by no means least, we 
welcome back Brother Frank Sullivan, whom we have reclaimed from 
the wilds of Texas and Mexico, and brought within the influences of 
friendship and fraternal affe6\ion. . . . Nor would we forget Brother 
Link, whose genial smiles are sure to win the hearts (not to mention 
hands) of those who know him best. 

ZETA — Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

W. H. Welchans (r). H. F. Dittmar (a). 

Zeta is in a flourishing condition at present. We have added two 
new brothers to our band since the opening of the term — Brothers Jones 
and Swartz — and our prospc6\s of getting more men in the near future 
are very bright. . . . Commencement at Franklin and Marshall College, 
although quiet, on account of the death of J. W. Nevin, ex-President of 
the college, which occurred June 6, 1886, was quite a success.- The 
exercises were very interesting, as well as instructive, the graduating 
class being the largest that has graduated from Franklin and Marshall 
since '62. There were twelve fraternity men in the class, four of whom 
were Chi Phis — Brothers Eaby, Koontz. Kauffman and Stem. . . . The 
class-day exercises were especially entertaining. Brother Koontz, as 
presentation orator, acquitted himself very creditably. His presents 
were well chosen, and were received in the same spirit in which they 
were given. . . . The oratorical contest of the Junior Class, held on 
Monday evening of commencement week, was strikingly good. . . . 
We regret to say that Brother Dittmar, the only Chi Phi represented on 
the programme, was unable to be present, being called home to attend 
the funeral of a relative. ... It was especially encouraging to see 
so many old Zeta boys back, and visitors from sister chapters in our 
midst. Among those present were Reminger, '78 ; Gitt, '81 ; Salade, '85, 
now studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania ; A. M. 
Schmidt, '81 ; and Harry Cremcr, '66. ... At our banquet, held at the 
Fulmer House, the Alumni and resident members were well represented. 
Of the three fraternities represented at Franklin and Marshall, Chi 
Phi was the only one that held a banquet. 



We are glad to have Brother Schmidt, '81, among us again, he 
having entered the Junior Class of the Theological Seminary. 

Brother Koontz, '86, is now traveling in the West. The last report 
received of him is that he is in Vancouver, Wyoming Territory. He 
seems very much pleased with the Western country, judging from the 
glowing accounts that he sends us. 

Brother C. R. Ealey, '86, has begun the study of law in this city. 
Reese is a very sociable as well as popular young man, and we prcdi^ 
for him a bright future. 

Brother G. P. Stem, *86, has charge of the schools at Slatington.Pa. 

Brother J. R. Cleaver, '89, has entered the Sophomore Class at La 
Fayette College. Easton, Pa. 

Brother Harry Cremer, '66 more familiarly known as " Sixer," is 
spending some time in this city. 

ETA — University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 

E. O. Stanton (r). C. F. Rice (A). 

Since our last report commencement has come and gone. In all of 
its features, social and literary, our boys bore prominent parts. At the 
numerous receptions, which in point of brilliancy surpassed those of any 
previous commencement occasion, the fair damsels showed a decided 
preference for the Chi Phis, and seem to take great delight in wearing the 
"Scarlet and Blue." In the literary features we have especial cause for 
pride. Brothers Slaton and Fain bore off respectively the first and second 
honors in the A. M. course, and were the recipients of many warm con- 
gratulations from their numerous friends. Eta feels highly honored in 
them and predicts for both brilliant and useful careers. Brothers A. F. 
and A. G. CasscUs, Grant, McDaniel, and Silman, also of the graduating 
class, received high distinc^lion. Brother Grant was class orator, and his 
speech won for him quite a reputation. Compliments were showered 
upon him from all sides. In the sophomore declamation, we were ably 
represented by Brothers Brayles, Knight and Wright. In scholarship 
all of our sophomores stood remarkably well. . . . Eta looses twelve 
men this year ; eight graduate and four will not return to college ; and in 
their loss she feels deprived of much of her strength. In them she has 
always found a warm and faithful support, ever ready to do their full duty 
and to evince their deep love for her. But while she deplores her mis- 
fortune in losing them, she realizes that her loss is the world's gain, and 
rejoices in the belief that they will always remain true and loyal to her, 
and that the success of their lives will prove her lasting honor. . . , 
Only seven of us are left to begin the year, but each feels the 
weight of responsibility that rests upon him and will exert his 


best labors in her behalT. With our zeal and energ^ies stimulated and 
encouraged by our past record, by the honors and prestige we have 
won, and by the hopes for still greater triumphs, we cannot fail to 
accomplish the task that lies before us, and to swell out our ranks to 
its former number and strength. . . . College opened 0<flober 6, 
with a large attendance. We have initiated five new men, and Brother 
T. R. R. Cobb has re-entered college. This gives our chapter a goodly 
number with which to begin the year. Our new members are highly 
recommended, and we feel that Eta is fortunate in having them. Our 
prospedls could not be brighter. We expe<fl to bear off several honors 
at next commencement. 


Brother C. F. Rice has been eledled Editor-in-chief of the University 

Brother N. A. Brayles has been assigned a place on the editorial staff. 

Brother Mitchell has begun the practice of law with encouraging 

Brother Slaton intends to study law, and promises to be a rising 

Brother Fain has accepted a fine position in one of the leading 
establishments of Rome, Ga. 

Brother Block, 'Z^, now occupies a responsible position in his father's 
wholesale establishment in Atlanta. Ga. 

Brother C. F. Rice, '87, spent the summer on the Pacific coast, where 
he met several Lambda men. 

Brothers Mc Daniel and Grant intend taking a year's course at 

Hon. W. B. Hill, '70, was the commencement orator. 

Hons. R. W. Meldrim and H. W. Grady, *68, were both eleded 
Trustees of the University. 

Brother McDaniel represented us on the champion debate, and his 
speech was one of the best of the occasion. 

THETA — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. 

W. F. Gronan (r). J. H. Gray (a). 

The beginning of a new college year finds Theta in excellent con- 
dition. Eleven men have returned to resume their studies, and the out- 
look for the year is very favorable. The appearance of the " House '* 
has been greatly improved by new carpets, wall paper, and some 
repairs, all superintended by the brothcrs^who remained here during the 
vacation — Brothers Tonccda, Mitchell and Moliner. . . . The P'rcshman 
Class this year is very much larger than last year's. The class as a 
whole are a nice-looking set of fellows, and Theta having declared war 


against them has vigorously opened the campaign. The result of the 
first week is the capture of two men, who bestrode the festive and awe- 
inspiring William on September 25. The names of the two new 
brothers are George Herbert Brown, of Philadelphia, and Robert Ziegen- 
felder, of Piqua, Ohio. Theta has several more " on the string.'* . . . 
The political question has not yet had time to be fully developed. With 
the graduation of '86 much of the bitter enmity which /or several years 
has existed at the institute has died away, and we hope and look for 
much better feeling among fraternity men. In the recent eletlion of the 
Junior Class president all the neutrals voted on our side, which speaks 
well for 9's popularity. 


Brother Carlin (0 '90) organized a party, among whom were Brother 
Stearns (9 '82) and Brother Stribhng (O '86) and went out to the moun- 
tains of Idaho Territory to camp. They reported any quantity of game 
and fun. . . . Brother Bruce, O's champion ball tosser, spent his vacation 
camping on the Youghiogheny, and indulging in his favorite sport, base 
ball. . . . Brother Melcalf (9 '89) who has been employed by the Cres- 
cent Steel Works of Pittsburgh, since last Christmas, had decided to 
enter '90, and is again with us. . . . Owing to severe sickness, Brother 
Rounheld (9 '88) has not been able to return. The brothers expe<fl him 
the first week in Oiflober. . . . Brother Horbach, '86, has spent all sum- 
mer traveling in Europe. He expecfls to return soon. . . . Brother 
Stribling (9 '86) is now in the employ of the U. S. Ele<^\ric Light Com- 
pany, at Newark, N. J. . . Brother Callery (9 '86) has gone into busi- 
ness in Pittsburgh. . . . Brother Grove (9 '82) visited 9 for a few days in 
the latter part of August. . . . Brother Pratt (9 '85) ran up from New 
York City and visited us about September 18. 

IOTA — Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 

Fred. Celarius (r). A. L. McRae (A). 

The University opens with very favorable prospetls for fraternity 
work. About 300 students have registered. The grade of new students 
seems to be rather above the average. . . . The number of men in the 
different fraternities represented here is as follows : ♦ T A 12, * K t 8, 
i: X 9,* A O 10, ]{ O II 9, X 4> 10. . . . Iota graduated two men at the last 
commencement — T. E. Hill, B. Sc, Neville, Ohio, and W. A. Connell, E. 
M., Portsmouth, Ohio. Brother Hill was president of the class. . . . 
Many Alumni were present at the banquet, and the occasion much 
enjoyed. . . . We have now in college Brothers McRae, Post Graduate; 
Charters, '87 ; Celarius, Fitzpatrick and Hawley, *88; Kirkerand Fawcett, 
'89, Mellott ; Marsh, and Smith, '90. No initiations have yet been made, 
but cffecflive work has been done with good results. Iota will send a 
large delegation to the Convention. 



Brother £d. £. Sparks (I '84) the present Grand Gamma, and Editor 
of the Quarterly, spent a part of the summer in Columbus, and made 
the chapter several pleasant calls. He has our sincerest thanks for the 
periodicals and books he gave us to form the nucleus of a chapter 

William P. Bentley (I '85) was at the State Fair. Brother Bentley is 
farming in Kentucky, and expe<fls to see all the boys at the Convention. 

Joseph F. Firestone (I '87) formerly of the O. S. W., but who gradu- 
ates at Stevens Institute next year, came up to the fair to see the boys. 

Nelson Dresback (X '87) received nearly all the first premiums on 
apples at the fair. 

Brother Long is still teaching. 

Brother Welch took a summer course at Cornell University last sum- 
mer, and will be with us next term. 

Brother Charles Fawcett is with us again. 

Brother A. L. McRae (E '81) received the degpree of Dodlor of Sqi- 
ence from Harvard last June. He still has charge of the signal service 
office in the city, and is taking a Post Graduate study in the University. 
The Athletic Association ele<fled him their President. 

Brother F. W. Savage, formerly '89, is on the Engineer Corps of the 
Columbus Belt Railroad Company. 

Brother Frank H, Packard (I) who was in college last year taking 
a special course, was awarded the contract for building the Girls' Indus- 
trial School in Delaware County, Ohio, this summer. This is quite an 
honor, as Brother Packard is only twenty years of age, and had the best 
architedls of Columbus as competitors. 

Brother Allen Patton (I) has not yet returned from Europe, where 
he has been traveling during the summer, but expe<fls to be with us in 

Brother J. H. Dyer (I) is studying law in the office of Byrne & 
Peters, Columbus, Ohio. 

Brother T. A. Hunter, '87, will not return to college this year. The 
last news received from him was to the effeifi that he intended doing the 
" Cowboy" adl for a year out in Oregon. We sincerely regret to lose 
"Tommie," but he couldn't bear the idea of being a Senior. 

Brothers George A. Smith and W. T. Hurst have also decided not to 
be in our midst this year. " Dode " has thus left Charlie to stand all the 
punlets upon that name. 

There is some talk of having Charters, Hawley, Mellot, McRae and 
Smith sit for a composite photograph, to see if the picture would have a 

Brother W. A. Connel is traveling in West Virginia. He expe<fis to 
see the boys at the Convention. 


MU — Stevens Institute, Hoboken, N. J. 

E. J. Willis (r). Thomas Taylor, Jr. (a). 

For the first time, college opened with Mu represented in the three 
upper classes, but some well-known faces are missing from among us. 
. . . Brother Ballantine, '87, heads the list, who has now fairly recovered 
from his illness during last term, but not sufficiently to return to college. 
Brother Crane, '87, alias "Shoe-brush," suddenly made up his mind to 
vacate and enter Libley College, Cornell University. The attractions of 
Professor Thurston, formerly Professor of Engineering in Stevens, but 
now Diredlor of Libley College, were evidently too great for him to with- 
stand. . . . Brother Dawson, '87, ourpoble ** Atom," is recruiting abroad, 
in England, for the present. He has been heard from twice, and is in fine 
spirits ; perhaps he is growing taller ! He intends to return in the fall of 
1887 to enter the next Senior Class. In him '87 has lost a good man, 
for although he was the youngest in the class, he was very rarely sur- 
passed in scholarship. . . . Brother Harrison, '89, writes that he is 
having too pleasant a time to think of leaving home to return to college 
just yet. So, instead of six grave and reverend Seniors to disport them- 
selves for the admiration of the awe-struck ** Freshies," we have only 
three. This will, however, lessen the gap that would otherwise have 
necessarily been made next year. . . . The Freshman Class shows up 
exceeding well, being quite up to the average in numbers, and con- 
siderably above in appearance. Two of them we have pledged, and two 
others are in a fair way to be. In consequence of college having opened 
less than a week ago, there is but little as yet to report. . . . The 
respecflive strength of the several fraternities when college opened were* 
namely, X <t> 9, with 3 Seniors ; A r A 8, with 3 Seniors ; 9 S 9, with 2 
Seniors ; X i' 8, with 5 Seniors ; B 9 n 7, with 2 Seniors ; 2 X 7, with 2 


Brother Roberts, '84, is now in Aurora, 111., with the C. B. & Q. R. R. 
Brother Clark, '87, will return from Germany, where he has been 
attending the University at Bonn, early in 06\ober. 

OMICRON -Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College. 


L. A. Conner (r). W. E. Griggs (a). 

By the graduation of '86 we have lost ten men, which leaves us three 
in '87, and three in '88. Our prospects, however, we think bright, as 
Brother Sweetser, of theUniverity of California, has entered '89, which 
gives us one Freshman to start with. . . . With '89, the Scientific School 
enters the largest class which it has ever had, the number being one 
hundred and eight. There are a great many good men in the class ; in 


fadi, so many, that all of the five societies here ought to get delegations 
of seven or eight. . . . Our banquet in June passed off very successfully, 
with a particularly large attendance of Alumni. 


Brother Blakely, our last Zcta, read at commencement. 

Brother Kulp, (B '87), does not return this year, but goes to the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

Brother Roberts, '84, has been staying in New Haven. 

Pi — Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 
B. H. Enloe (r). . J. Handy Moore (a). 

Again the members of Pi, who have wandered far and wide during 
the summer, have come together once more, and begin the session of 
1886-87 with brilliant prospe<fls of a most prosperous work. Fourteen 
of last year's members made their .appearance on the 15th of Sep- 
tember, who, assisted by Brothers Carlisle (2), Moore (K). and Cook (P), 
immediately set to work watching the attainments of new students. 
Having seventeen men already, we were in no hurry, and we determined 
to have the seledl of the University or none at all. We have worked 
hard, and have secured five of the best, and now, as they have been initi- 
ated into our mysteries, we feel proud to give to the Quarterly for print 
the names of such men as L. L. Rawson, '90, of Atlanta, Ga. ; J. L. 
Boogher, '90, of St. Louis ; S. P. Dodson, '87, of Chattanooga, Tenn. ; 
S. V. Muckenfuss, '90, Charleston, S. C. ; and B. B. Petrie, '90, of 
Elkton, Ky. These new brothers are all enthusiastic for the cause of 
X *, and each intends to make his honor for his fraternity. Two or 
three other young men we have in view, but we intend to wait and be 
safe in our selc(flions. 

Pi has now twenty-two of the best material of the University. She 
is no longer considered by other fraternities as second-rate or second- 
best; she has eclipsed all, and now stands in the eyes of every one as 
•' the best." . . . The Convention will soon be held, and will be near 
us. We hope to send a good delegation if possible. The Chancellor 
excuses none but delegates for fraternity purposes ; but by suspending the 
plain truth for a few moments, and by saying that the entire chapter is a 
delegation, we may obtain leave of absence. . , . Now, as the Con- 
vention will be so near, the members of Pi Chapter see no reason why 
some enthusiastic Chi Phis should not make us a visit. Come down 
and sec how we are flourishing, and we will assure you good, old South- 
em hospitality ; while at this point, the Zeta wishes, ^through the 
Quarterly, to return thanks again for the kind fraternal treatment he 
received this summer from Northern brothers. Want of space will not 
permit comments, but long in his memory will he retain the kindness 
shown him by such of Omega's, Omicron's and Theta's men as he had 
the great pleasure of meeting. 



Brother H, N. Snyder, '87; is " editor-in-chief" of the Observer^zn^ 
Brother E. L. Pulley. '88, is on his staff. 

n is growing very tired of Brother Baker's hyperbolic tales about the 

Brother J. W. Seller, *88, will soon be in our midst again. 

Brother W. J. Knott has left the Literary Department to enter the 

Brothers A. B. George, *88, and R. R. Moore, '87, are the only ones 
of our old number who will not return to the University this year. 

Brother W. H. Faulk, '87, is again with us, after five months* absence. 
He stands without a competitor for the Founder's medal in the Pharmacy 

Brother £. C. Hunt (n '88) made us a pleasant visit the first of the 
session, and regretted very much that he could not remain to witness the 
" goating" of a man. 

Brother C. B. Wallace (A '81) is principal of what bids fair to be the 
most successful university school of Nashville. He attends our meetings 
regularly, and takes great interest in Il's success. 

Brother J. H. Moore, '86, spent the summer traveling in the British 
Isles and Europe. He returns in excellent health, and reports having 
the best time of his life, and interests us with many stories and incidents 
of the manners and customs of the Europeans. He is now in the Law 

Brother H. B. Moore (E) has come to us from Hampden-Sidney, and 
has matriculated in the Pharmaceutical Department. He rooms with our 
senior member, Brother Snyder. 

Brother H. B. Carlisle (2) has entered the Department of the 
University, and intends to take both courses this year. Notwithstanding 
the extra load upon his shoulders, he will get a speaker's place in June. 
He boards in West Side Row (Angels' Retreat). 

Our last addition was Brother E. F. Cook (r), who comes to us from 
Emory College. Brother Cook has taken quarters in Wesley Hall, and 
intends to remain four years, taking the full English and classical courses 
in theology. 

RHO — Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 

W. W. Davis (r). C. E. Seitz (a). 

The first term of i«86 — '87 opened on Thursday, September i6th, 
with not very brilliant prospccfls for Lafayette. Reports from all parts of 
the State were of the tenor that the freshman representation at I-^fayette 
this year would be very large. But our cxpccfiations were not reahzed, 
only eighty-nine applicants presenting themselves. The material in the 
class for fraternity men is very poor, but we hope that before the end of 
their freshman year we can find some new men who have sufficiently 


developed to enter the loyal ranks of the "Scarlet and Blue." Out of this 
year's recruits we have found four excellent fellows. As soon as they 
arrived in £a:.ton, members of several fraternities approached them, but 
they remained adamant until two of our members broached the subjedl 
to them. With but little persuasion they consented to join our ranks, for 
they knew that Chi Phi headed the list at Lafayette. We introduced 
them to the mysteries and secrets of Chi Phi that night. I refer to brothers 
Charles A. Morrison, Easton, Pa, ; James Maurer, Mahanoy Plane, Pa.; 
Frank and Fred Skeur, Bloomsburg, Pa. They will no doubt develop 
into true and loyal sons of Chi Phi, and are very popular among their 
classmates. Rushing freshmen for the fraternities has about ceased, but 
the brothers of Rho are slowly but surely following the trails of other 
members of Lafayette, and we hope, by the next issue of the Quarterly, 
to impart their names to the fraternity at large as wearers of the " Scarlet 
and Blue.'* . . . Perhaps a brief account of our Thirteenth Annual 
Banquet might not be amiss at this place. On the evening of the twenty- 
eighth of June, there assembled in the spacious and elegant dining- 
rooms of the Gerver House, twenty-nine true and loyal sons of Chi Phi — 
the largest number that we have ever had at one of our banquets, " Sixer ** 
Cremer was there, and so were brothers Heller, Fine and Cavanaugh. As 
one entered the room, the table, beautifully decorated and arranged, met 
his gaze. Beside each plate was a menu card of very unique and hand- 
some design, made especially for this occasion by Dreka, of Philadel- 
phia. They were veritable little gems of the engraver's design and 
art, and called forth many words of praise. The banquet was under the 
personal supervision of Caterer Gerver, and was served in his usual 
inimitable style. It was truly an epicurean board ; and in conjunction 
with the large and notable gathering of brothers, all in evening dress, the 
scene was most charming. After full justice was done to the choice and 
tempting viands, our gifted and young compiler of the " Medical 
Thoughts of Shakespeare," Dr. B. Rush Field, proposed the first toast, 
" Chi Phi," and called on Brother Fine to respond. The result was that 
the brothers were treated to an elegant speech from this celebrated 
orator. Brother Cavanaugh, orator for our Louisville Convention, 
responded in his usual able manner to the toast " Our Lawyers." Other 
toasts were responded to by Brothers Heller, G. S. Herring, Morgan, 
Whitmer, Frantz, Davis, Morrison and C. E. Seitz. This banquet, taken 
all in all, was the most successful that Rho has ever held. 


Dr. Isaac Ott, '67, was married on October 14th, to Miss Kate 
WyckofT, of Belviderc, N. J. The happy couple left New York on the 
•* Servia," the i6th, for a bridal tour of several months through Europe. 

S. C. Smith, '72, figured in the prosecution of Janitor Titus, of the 
Hackettstown, N. J. Institute, for the murder of Tillie Smith, one of the 
domestics connedled with that Institute. 


W. M. L. Ziegler, *72, has been, for the past two seasons, physician 
for the players representing the Philadelphia League Club. 

£. Kent Kaine, '83, is at the present writing lying dangerously ill at 
his home in Uniontown, Pa. 

Grant S. Herring, '83, has recently been blessed with an addition to 
his family in the shape of a son, who was honored with the '83 class cup. 

N. B. Smithers, Jr., '85, was married June 9th to Miss LulaA. Moore, 
of Laurel, Del. 

Warren H. Frantz, '86, is the only brother we lost last year by gradua- 
tion. He spent a week with us at the opening of the term. He contem- 
plates entering the newspaper business, and will in all probability make 
his debut on the editorial staff of the Scranton, Pa., Republican, 

A. Reeder Ferriday, 87, has been traveling in Europe for the past 
six months. He returned last week to resume his college duties very 
much benefited by his travels. Besides Brother Frantz, two other broth- 
ers departed from the classic old halls of Lafayette to seek other climes. 
They are Brothers Ryon and Morgan, both of the class of '88, and were 
two of the most popular fellows in College. Everybody mourns their 

J. Percy Ryon, '88, has accepted a position on the Engineer Corps of 
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 

William P. Morgan, '88, is now registered as a student at the Univer- 
sity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

John M. Stauffer, '87, is cashier of the Citizens' National Bank, 
LaCrosse, Rush County, Kan. 

Douglas Craig, '89, is in the Accountant Department of the Lehigh 
Valley Railroad Company, at Mauch Chunk, Pa. 

Brothers Dewalt, '74; Kelly and Herring, '83; Overhelt, '84; 
Whitmer, '85, and Holloway, '88, were all present at the Commence- 
ment Exercises, and attended the banquet. 

Brother Joseph Cleaver, from Zeta, '89, is now enrolled as a member 
of Rho. 

PHI — Amherst College. 


Herbert S. Dlxon (r). Willard B. Thorp (a). 

When we returned from our long vacation, the first thing that all 
involuntarily sought was " our little gem " of a house. We have not had 
it long enough for the new to have worn off as yet, but our affe(nions 
have had time enough to entwine themselves about it in a way that only 
true Chi Phis can know. The social life is rapidly being developed 
through the medium of wood fires in the big fireplace and corn-roasts. 
. . . Our reception and house-warming last commencement was ag^rand 
affair. Our Seniors had many a representative of the fair sex, whose 


dainty fingers helped to arrange the ferns and masses of laurel that 
transformed our parlors into very bowers of beauty. Reeves' Orchestra 
discoursed sweet music from the loggia^ and Chinese lanterns in symbol- 
ical festoons added greatly to the beauty of the scene. The Alumni 
meeting later in the evening was characflerized by great enthusiasm. 
Meetings like this make us appreciate the advantages and privileges of 
belonging to such a fraternity as ours. . . . Our '86 delegation has left 
** footprints on the sands of time " which we fear present members will 
find hard to fill. We trust, however, that the Freshman Class, especially 
our pledged delegation, will be blessed with large " understandings.** 
Next time you shall hear of how they met Brother B. Goat, and how they 
fared at his hands. 


Brother Stockbridge, our Grand Alpha, and Brother Berry (Aleph) 
were welcomed by us at our reception, as were also many others of the 

Brother Jones, '85, has been filling the pulpit of the Congregational 
Church at Pigeon Cove, Mass., the past summer, with great acceptance. 

Brother Upton '85, has just secured a fine position as principal of 
the High School in Bradford, Mass. 

Brother Clark, '86, is at Union Theological Seminary, New York 

Brother Al. Hastings, '84, paid us a flying visit the past week. 

Brother Gates, '86, is at the Kpiscopal Theological Seminar)', New 
York City. 

Brother Norton, '86, bears Phi's greetings to Aleph. He will take 
a year at Johns Hopkins. 

Brother Seelye, '86, is at the Harvard Medical School. 

Brother Ford, '86, and Brother McGown, *86, are at Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

Brother Thorp, '87, was the first monitor chosen from his class, thus 
showing that he stands at the head. 

Brother Churchill, '89, took the Freshman Greek prize last term. 

Brother Richards, '88, and Brother Bigclow, '89, were members of 
the Amherst Octette, whose singing gave such good satisfaction at Chau- 
tauqua this summer. 

Brothers Ford, '86, Ramsdcll and Oldham, '88, and Jones, '89, had 
a great time camping out at White Horse, Mass., the latter part of 

CHI.—Ohio Wesleyan University. 

A. L. Shelenberger (r). A. H. Kenaga (A). 

We had the pleasure of greeting a number of Alumni and visiting 
brothers at commencement time ; notably, Brothers Duduit, Claire, 
Vail, Armstrong, Sparks, Riddle, Jones, Patrick, Silver, and others. We 


were glad to see all these brothers, and tried to make them enjoy their 
visit. . . . Chi Phi has the reputation of excelling all the other 
'* frats " at the O. W. U. in the number of " old men ** returning at com- 
mencement. We are proud of this, because it is an index of thje genuine 
interest these brothers take in our chapter, and affords us no slight incen- 
tive to fight manfully on to keep Chi of Chi Phi as worthy of their 
esteem in the future as she was in the days when they were sojourners in 
this same Grecian camp. 

The picnic, excursions, and gay times of commencement week 
formed a very fitting climax to the pleasant spring term. While Chi 
gained no members by initiation, she lost none by graduation, and the 
" happy family " separated for the summer vacation cheered by mem- 
ories of the past and inspired with hope for the future. . . . When the 
autumn days again ushered us into the duties of another college year, we 
were sorry to find that of the nine who left Delaware in June, only six 
had returned ; but the pleasure of returning to greet our old friends caused 
this sorrow to fall away like the brilliant-hued leaves from the maples, 
and we at once set to work with a will, determined to secure our share of 
the spoils in the rush for new men. The college opened with an unusually 
large number of new students, and among them some excellent " frater- 
nity timber." The " rushing " has been prosecuted vigorously but quietly, 
and with indication of breaking the friendly relations existing among the 
different fraternities. ... At the close of the second week we can report 
but one initiation. This does not represent the whole work done so far, 
but rather the first result of schemes that are still in operation. The new 
brother is Frank Leech, of Annapolis, Md. He is a brother of Brother D. 
Olan Leech (Xu), of Washington, D. C. The chapter may expccl much 
from this new brother, both in college and fraternity work. . . . Already 
the coming Convention affords a fruitful theme of discussion in our meet- 
ings. We want to attend as a chapter, but may not be able to do so. 
However, we shall not lack representation, 


Brother Frank Griffin, '85, is a Bellefontaine, Ohio, "tooth-car- 

Brother " Chid" Williamson, '85, is on the staflf of Westerville, O. 
Public Opinion and Columbus Dispatch. 

Brothers " Slim " Vance, '84, and Frank Duduit, '85, took a summer 
trip through the West, and met several brothers from other chapters. 
They spent a few days with Brother Lciter, '85, of Zeta, at Topeka, but 
were unfortunate in missing Brother Russell at Lawrence. Kansas City 
and Denver claim several very hospitable Kiffies. They saw Brother 
Edington at Memphis, and he saw that they met a dozen or more resident 
members there. It is indeed a pleasure to have a X ♦ catalogue in your 
•* grip " when out on a summer jaunl. 


Since the last issue of the Quarterly, Brothers Ernest Gunkle. 
of Middletown, Ohio, and Frank C. Vance, of Manchester, Ohio, have 
entered the ranks of Benedi61s. Brother Gunkle was formerly a member 
of the class of 1882, and he and bride are spending a six months' *' doing 
the continent." Brother Vance, formerly of '83, married Miss Drennan, 
of Manchester, and their wedding trip included all the important East. 
They attended the first reception of President Cleveland and bride, and 
Frank is loud in his Democratic enunciations of the extreme beauty of 
Mrs. Cleveland and the efficient corpulency of Grover. Brother Vance 
is largely engaged in dry goods business in Manchester, while Brother 
Gunkle is cashier of Middletown National Bank. 

Brother Edgington, *88, is reading law in his father's office, 18 Madi- 
son Street, Memphis, Tenn. His younger brother is now a Freshman at 
Ohio Wesleyan. 

Brother M. A. Silver, '85, is at his home. West Jefferson, Ohio. 
" Cupid *' graduated last year at Eastman's Business College, Pough- 
keepsic, N. Y. 

Brother T. C. Wilson, '89, is teaching at Rehoboth, Ohio. He 
expects to be with us again next year. 

Brother Walter H. Stephens, '89. is a member of the Sophomore 
Class at Oberlin, Ohio. 

Brother Bruce S. Weeks, '87, is attending the Cincinnati Law 

Brother B. W. Gilfillan, '84, is practicing law at Sidney, Ohio. 

Brother C. B. Heiserman, '84, is reading law at his home, Urbana 

PSI — Lehigh University, South Bethlehe.m, Pa. 


F. H. Knorr (r). George H. Neilson (a). 

Commencement week passed off very pleasantly in spite of the rain. 
The Class Day exercises which have hitherto been held on the campus 
we held inside. The examinations for the class of '89 were held on June 
18, 19 and 21. There were about 120 applicants, among them some very 
good men, whom the brothers promptly looked up. We have several 
men pledged already. Psi is well represented in the college organiza- 
tions, Brothers Stokes, *88, and Howe, '89, being on the Editorial Board 
of the Lchiij^h Burr, and the rest of the brothers are members of various 
other associations. We are also well represented in athletics by Brothers 
Schwartz and Stewart. At the elections in June, Brothers Haines and 
Neilson were clcCled delegates to the next Convention, with Brothers 
Hood and Keith as alternates. It is our intention to publish a catalogue 
and a history, of the Psi Chapter, and it would have been done, if it had 
not been for the fad that some of our Alumni will not answer our circular 
letter. The letters apparently reach the right place, as they are not re- 


turned, but they are not answered. We held our Banquet on the nigh 
of June 24th. It was a great success. Brother Powell (♦) was with us. 
Brother Willis (M) was also in Bethlehem for a few days, but unfortunately, 
could not stay to the banquet. We lose three men by graduation this 
year, but we have strong hopes of two of the graduates returning for 
another year. Brother Howe will probably go to Harvard for a year. 
Brothers Loyd and Conner will not be back, as they have finished the 
Eledlrical Course. Thirteen of the present members of the chapter will 
certainly return, so that we will be unusually strong. 


Julius P. Meyer is Secretary and Treasurer of the C. P. L. Meyer & 
Sons* Co., of Chicago, 111. 

William C. Cross died in Milford, Pa., last spring. 

Smith V. Wilson is Districfl Attorney for the County of Clearfield. 

W. A. Lathrop is at Snow Shoe, Pa. 

Frank K. Bacon is in the employ of the P. R. R.. at Philadelphia. 

M. J. Nowlan is in the insurance business in Philadelphia. 

J. H. Holbert is a member of the firm of Barrett & Holbert, 
Commission Merchants, Chicago. 

C. K. Field and J. D. Hubbard are both in business at Ashtabula, O. 

James B. Rogers is at Lovingston, Va. 

A. B. Wadleigh is on a ranche near Magdalena, New Mexico. 

OMEGA — Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. 

Hebe Murray (r). Eugene Chaney (a). 

Since our last appearance in the Quarterly, many items of interest 
have occurred in the history of Omega. On Wednesday evening, June 
22, 1886, we held our annual banquet at Mt. Holly Inn, Mt. Holly, Pa. 
A special car was chartered to convey us, and thirty Kififies boarded 
it, bent on having a good time. On our arrival, we repaired immedi- 
ately to the inn, and seated ourselves at the banquet board. After 
partaking of a sumptuous meal. Brother Millard Thompson, toast- 
master, called the meeting to order, and the following toasts were 
responded to : 

Address of Welcome, F. D. Zug. 

Oration, C. H. Ruhl. 

Our Fraternity, J. M. Rhey. 

Our Visiting Brothers, C. B. Staples. 

Our Clergy, M. N. Wagner. 

Poem, J. Warren Harper. 

Our Future, W. Leverett. 

Our Bar, J. W. Wetzel. 


Impromptu toasts were respoi^ded to by Brother " Sixer " Cramer 
(Z), Brother Hoover (Z), and Brother P. Moore (*). After thanking our 
host, and rendering a Chi Phi song, we departed. Of course, we seren- 
aded our Chi Phi sisters on our arrival in town. After this pleasant duty 
was performed we retired. Never shall we forget so happy an event in 
the history of our chapter. . . . The fall term opened, and seven men 
are added to our chapter roll. Since then we have initiated Brother 
Thomas Moore, '89, and received a valuable addition in Brother May- 
ham, formerly of Delta. We have several men pledged, and expecflsoon 
to initiate them. 


Brothers Wm. De Moyer, '89, and Bell, '90, who were initiated before 
the close of the spring term, are valuable additions to the chapter. . . . 
Brother Stine, '83, was married to Miss Montandra Houck, at Williams- 
port, Pa., June 24, 1886. Our best wishes to the newly wedded couple. 
Brother M. N. Wagner, '83, to Miss Hoffer, at Carlisle, Pa. The boys 
offer their congratulations. . . . Brothers Humrich, '82, and Rhey, '83. 
are prospering in the insurance business. . . . Brother Zug, '86, still 
lingers with us, and is highly enthusiastic concerning Omega's welfare. 

. . . Brother Slerick, '85, is studying law at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. . . . Brother Kiefer, '85, is a student in the Medical Department of 
the University of Pennsylvania. . . . Brother Lundt (Omricon) paid us 
a flying visit. . . . Brother Stafford, '87, visited us in the early part of 
the term. He attends Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa. 

. . . Brother Hebe Murray, '89, pays semi-weekly visits to Balti- 
more. . . . Brother Tom Moore, '89, basks in the smiles of the pretty 
adlress. . . . Brother Mayham, '88, is taking the Biblical course. 


A recent Bufifalo Courier speaks in flattering terms of 
Brother Louis R. Sto6lon ( iT), our Chancellor, who has severed 
his former law connexions and embarked for himself. 

Centralia, (W. T.), July 24. — Dr. W. A. Newell, Jr., 
only son of ex-Governor Newell, died this afternoon of con- 
gestion of the brain. 

[Dr. William A. Newell, Jr., was born at Trenton, New 
Jersey. He graduated at Rutgers College in the class of 1874, 
and from the Medical Department of the University of Penn- 
sylvania two years later. He prafliced his profession at Tren- 
ton for several years thereafter, being for some time physician 
of the New Jersey State Prison, a position which he resigned 


in 1884 to remove to Washington Territory. — Seattle (W. T,), 
Post-Intclligenccr, ] 

Brother Ellsworth Calder (A) died at his home in Ports- 
mouth, Ohio, October 7, 1886. The resident members attended 
the funeral, and placed a beautiful floral monogram upon the 
casket. Brother Calder was a very popular young man in the 
community, being a member of the order of Knights Templar, 
and nearly all the athletic and social organizations of the city. 

Brother W. Leverett, from Belmont, Cal., reports Chi Phi 
as being in her usual substantial condition on the Pacific 

Brothers J. Lowe and C. W. Wood are located at Bir- 
mingham, Ala., with the B. Bridge Co., and report Chi Phis as 
very rare in that locality. The former had recently met Brother 
C. T. Rawes at Asheville, N. C. 

The Editor would acknowledge the receipt of numerous 
letters since the last issue. Many of these contain kind words 
of commendation and fraternal greeting, to each of which a 
separate response would but express the gratitude of the 
recipient, did his time permit. Following is a partial list of 
these writers as thev could be recalled : 


E. E. Higbee, Lancaster, Penna. ; G. W. Hillery, Warren- 
town, Va. ; W. L. Griswold, Greenwich, Conn. ; Chas. H. 
Davis, Iron Substru6lions. Keokuk, Iowa ; Geo. Smith, Dry 
Goods, Columbiana, Ohio; Chas. F. Humrich, Insurance, 
Carlisle, Penna. ; O. C. Williams, Superintendent of Schools, 
Cadiz, Ohio ; Jno. Cooper, Jr., Railroad Banking Co., Macon, 
Ga. ; J. C. Wiley, Lancaster, Penna.; Frank Parker, New 
Orleans; W. L. Boswell, Jr., Insurance, Philadelphia; Rev. 
Frank N. Parker, Pattersonville, La. ; L. W. La Forge, Civil 
Engineer, Watcrbury, Conn. ; D. R. Martin, Superintendent 
Schools, Pullman, Ills. ; A. P. Shaw, Patent Office, Washing- 
ton ; Grant S. Herring, Bloomsburg, Penna. ; Ed. J. Wheeler, 
Editor Brooklyn Voice, Brooklyn; Theodore Winnigham, 
Attorney-at-Law, Kansas City, Mo. ; J. H. Holbert, Commis- 
sion Merchant, Chicago ; W. Doat Holloway, Monitor Iron 
Co., Danville, Penna. ; W. D. Vance, Cashier Farmers* Bank, 


Manchester, Ohio ; H. L. Vail, Attorney-at-Law, Cleveland, 
Ohio ; John Lifferto, Brooklyn. 

Brother Wm. H. Shedd {K) is now representing the U. S. 
D. P. Association at No. i Water Street, Baltimore. The 
Alumni of that city will doubtless welcome him. 

Brother H. Kirk Brown, Cornell, '80, died at his home in 
Syracuse, N. Y., on Saturday morning, September 4th. The 
newspapers of that city contain long eulogies of this promising 
young life so suddenly cut off The Standard said : " He was 
born in what is now known as the Longstreet Mansion, in 
James Street, December 10, 1857, and was the youngest of 
three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Henry K. Brown. His earlier 
education was received in the public schools of this city. He 
afterwards spent two years at Cornell University with the class 
of '80, studied law with the old firm of Sedgwick, Ames & 
King, and was graduated from the Columbia Law School in 
1880, being admitted to the bar the same year. Since that 
time he has retained an office in the Granger Block, where he 
was building up a fine praflice when ill-health compelled him 
to moderate his pursuit of his profession. During the presi- 
dential campaign of 1884, Mr. Brown was a hard worker in 
the Republican ranks. Over-exertion at political meetings 
brought on an illness, for which the foundations were already 
laid, and he was finally taken from a sick bed to Florida, his 
physicians saying that in a change of climate lay the only 
chance of recovery. Mr. Brown returned to Syracuse in the 
spring with improved health, and last winter was also spent in 
the South. On his return to this city last spring, Mr. Brown 
felt unusually well and resumed his law pra6lice with consider- 
able enthusiasm. Three weeks ago his strength began to fail, 
and he sank rapidly until his death occurred from Bright's 
disease. Mr. Brown was an estimable young man, with a 
promising future. His popularity in this city is attested by 
his eleflion last spring to the office of Justice of the Peace by 
a majority greater than that given to his ticket, although he was 
at the time absent in Florida. To his manly and estimable 
social qualities, hundreds of friends will bear witness." 


A meeting of the County Bar was held on September 6th, 
the day of the funeral, which the members attended in a body. 
The most prominent members of the legal fraternity in the 
city paid warm tributes of respeft and praise to the memory 
of the deceased, and appropriate resolutions were passed. At 
a meeting of the resident members of the Chi Phi fraternity, 
the following memorial was adopted : 

Whereas, Our brother, H. Kirk Brown, has been removed by the 
hand of Almighty God, 

Resolved^ That we deeply regret the loss to our fraternity of an 
upright, honorable, and genial member ; and 

Resolved, That we extend to the bereaved family our sympathy in 
their afflicflion. 

W. A. Aycrigg (Theta) is at Pocatello, Idaho, in the 
employ of the W. Pacific R. R. Co. 

The University of Georgia sends out the Pandora as an 
annual edited by the fraternities represented in that institution. 
The Chi Phi editors are C. F. Rice and S. McDaniels. The 
cuts are especially fine. It is the first annual issued at .the 
Universityof Georgia, and the second one in a Southern college. 

Miss Ida E. Pettiss of New Orleans, I^., and Chas. W. 
Wood (^ '85), of Birmingham, Ala., were married Oflober 14, 
1886, at New Orleans, La. 

Chas. H. Davis writes from Keokuk, Iowa, that he will 
be at the next Convention, and will probably bring some of the 
Chicago brethren with him. 

Geo. E. Thackray has given up his position at Sharps- 
burg, and has taken \hz supjrintcndency of a Steel Plant at 
Catasauqua, Pa. 

W. H. Hassinger has also given up his place at Sharps- 
burg, and holds at present the position of chemist to a steel 
firm at Youngstown. 

Cunningham (6) is in Massillon, Assistant Engineer 
Massillon Bridge Co. 

J. C. Hallstead {&) is assisting Brother Ferris in his 
inspection work in Pittsburg. 


Following are the names and addresses of brothers who 
reside in Washington Territory, furnished by F. J. Grant: 
Rev. Geo. H. Watson (Upsilon), Seattle; Dr. W. A. Newell, 
Jr. (Delta), Centralia ; Theodore N. Haller(Omicron), Seattle; 
J. B. Hogg (Rho), Seattle. 

Brother Allen Hastings who has been spending a year in 
the Territories, has written a very interesting letter to the 
Quarterly, descriptive of his adventures, which unfortunately 
the crowded pages of the present edition will not admit. He 
has now returned to Amherst, Mass. 

Brother W. F. Boggess, A. B., M. D., physician at the 
Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, Anchorage, Ky., is actively 
engaged in making preparations for the next Convention, at 
Louisville, Ky. 

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Notice is hereby given that at a special meeting of the Grand 
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I. Senior's Farewell. 

By Geo, IVm, Hart, 



II. The Chi Phis One Meets. . 

By Rambler, 


III. Fraternities at Cornell, 

By JV. B. Smith, 


IV. Is it the Oldest ? . 

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V. Some Cornell Men, 

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VI. A Word to the Alumni, 

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John K. Lake (A\ '71), /. M.Dawson, 124 

Eta Chapter, from 1878 to 188 1, . A, L. AfcRae, 125 

College Traditions and the College Fraternity, Curtis^ 1 30 
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Chi Phi Chaket, ..... 141 

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Miscellany, . . . . . 166 

Changes in Lists of Fraternity Chapters, Sctoll^ 169 

Official Notices, . . . . > ^77 

Advertisements, ..... 172, 173 

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