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8IG-]Nd:A NTJ 

K.g«TAI3T.ISHKr) AI*RIL, 1883. 

Hntered April 23, 19^3, at Frankfort, Ky« PoHtofflne as Second Claaa Mail Matter 

Under Act of Congress of March 8, 1879. 

Fabliahed Quarterly- Aug. 15th, Nov. 15th, Feb. 15th, and May 15th, for the Fraternity 

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No. 227-229 IVIAIN STR*lBTr,^KKA>rKlitJR't,*KY 

C. B. WOODS, Editor, Richmond, Ky. 

VOL. 23 OCTOBER 15. 1005. NO. 1 

Frankfortt Ky*: 



SONG BOOK Committee's last appeal. 

For a New Year's gift to the Fraternity, it is confidently believed 
Sigma Nu Song Boole will come from the pubiiahers. 

Before final revision is made we wish to hear from any Brother who 
has any words or rnusic he would like to have appear in same. We 
desire not to slight any one and to give every one an opportunity of 

Any words or music you may think suitable, please forward at once 
to the undersigned, as this Is last offer. 

For the Committee, 

227 St. Charles St., New Orleans, La. 
P. S.— Mark matter "PERSONAL"— ."Sigma Nu." 



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i*igraa Nu Summer Resort— Klgby 

Fifth Division Convention, Not^s— liamsdell 

Summargr Kastern Chapters, History, etc— Wilson 

The Neophytes— Toast— Duquette 

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Song Book Committee's Last Call 



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(fHiiiniH DeltM 20 

(fHiiiniA B^milon . . . 21 

(TRmma Z^'ta fiO 

(fainmaBta 46 

(.Taiiima Thcta 24 

(lamina Iota 25 

(Tamnia KapfNi 48 

(i^ninma Tjainlxla .... 84 
(TammaMn-No Letter. 

Gamma Nu 87 

(Tflmma Xi 48 

(ram ma Omicron— No Let. 

(}amma Pi 81 

(Tamma Kho 88 

Gamma Sisma 40 

Gamma Tau^—No Ijetter. 
(xamma UpMilon .... 44 

(4amnia Phi 51 

Gamma Chi 49 

Delta Theta SJ>' 

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Notf'" -Despite the fact that thre« cafth priseH were offered for lettcra for uhoaI 
m Idnamme r Delta, the above in the numerical 8howing made. Hee editorial. 

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Kappa— No Letter. 

Lamoda 52 

Mu— No Letter. 


Xi— No Letter. 



Bigma —No Letter. 

Chi— No Letter. ' 
Pui— No Letter. 

Beta Beta 

B*»ta Zeta -No Letter. 


Beta Thfta 

.Beta lota— No Lett<'r. 
B*»ta Mu— No Letter. 

Beta Nu 

Keta Xi -Ni» Lett«T. 
Bf^ta Rho-~No Letter. 

Beta Higma 

Beta Tau -N<» I^'tter. 

Beta UpHilon 

Bet* Phi -No Letter. 
Beta Chi— No Letter. 
B4»ta Psi -No Letter. 

H»raaftar Delta ivttl be issued October 15, January 
IS, ^pril 15 and July 15 of each year. 

OCTOBER 15, 1905. 

■'G , I. March G, 1905. 

"Mr. G. D. K , 

'■L. A , Cal.: 

"Dear Bro. E : From the land of March winds bare trees, 

'worm' fences, and a climate as diversely variegated In a week aa 
yours la Id a year, but with a real liking fur any erratic climate, and 
from the vaclage ground of a cheerful lire that roars in my stove 
while the wind howls outside, from my land of tLe present, I turn to 
another scene in the land of the past. Fifteen years, I turn hack the 
hands oD the dlftl of time: flfteen years ago at this very season, we 
stood beneath the orange trees In the land of sunshine and Bowers. 
In the green leaves above us, on heavy-laden boughs hung the golden 
fruit of the season. In the plough-furrowed orange orchard, bordered 
on one aide by the gently rippling water in tl:e old zanje, or irrigation 
ditch of the lonK gone Spaniards, while within a stone's throw from us 
crumbled the adobe walls of the old Spanish MiGsion, unroofed, un- 
tenanted, crumbling into dust and oblivion, we two, you about fourteen 
and I four years older, were enjoying the sunshine and soft air of a 
delightful day at the Barton Ranch. Does it all come back to you? 
Do you remember? Fifteen years! It seems hardly possible, su long 
ago — It seems but yesterday to me. And yet how much of life for both 
of us has lain between the now and then? Since I saw you, I have 
lived two years in Canada, two years In New York, one year in 
Illinois, two in Michigan, shorter times elsewhere, with occasional 

and now a final return to this, my native. State of I^ -. It Is a 

return to my native State and to, shall I say It, man's primitive state, 
for I have bought me a little log-cabin In a lane Just off the pike, 
anu here renew the, for me, probably unending chase after that wiU-o- 
.tbe-wisp, vigorous health and a sound digestion. 

But enough about myself, perhaps you sometimes meet my brother 
George, now a trustee of the city of Hollywood, near you. and he can 
tell you of my peregrinations. The reason I write Is because I found 
ywx natn« In tbe list of memberB of Setti Ctii Chapter, la ttiat, to 


me, very Interesting, red-backed, gold-lettered, gilt-topped volume, for 
which we are Indebted to our efficient Grand Treasurer, Bro. Ferd H. 
Heywood, the "Sigma Nu Fraternity Catalogue and Directory." When 

I read the name of G D E and your address, the name as 

fifteen years ago, the past came vividly before me, the old days at 
the Barton Villa on the Barton Ranch, the boy I knew there, and 
Especially the day of which I have spoken. Why that day? I have 
a little, old, tattered memorandum book, the back broken, the leaves 
frayed, but still kept. On one page is written your name. I gave 
you a White Cross Pledge which you signed and kept, and I put your 
name down in my little pocket memorandum book. Do you remember 

how it read, that pledge? "I, G D N E , promise, by 

the help of God, to treat all women with respect, and endeavor to 
protect them from wrong and degradation, to endeavor to put down all 
Indecent language and coarse jests; to maintain the law of purity as 
equally binding upon men and women; to endeavor to spread these 
principles among my companions and to try and help my younger 
brothers; to use every possible means to fulfill the command, 'Keep 
thyself pure.' " 

Aug. 28, 1905. 

Life is full of broken threads. This letter is one of them, but more 
fortunate than many things begun, interfered with, and laid aside, 
it shall be resumed now under fairer skies. To-day the warm sun 
dispels all thought of winter. The crickets and locusts make the air 
vibrant with summer sounds. The trees in full foliage with the 
grasses and wild flowers, covering the land with verdure in the un- 
trammelled freedom of nature, rejoice one's soul. Incidentally, I re- 
call that in Southern California this time of year is equivalent to our 
winter, only heat rather than cold does the damage, and, personally, I 
prefer extreme cold to extreme heat. A stove can modify the former, 
nothing can keep heat out. I well remember 108*^ in the shade on our 
Los Angeles porch, and how the sidewalks seemed almost to bum 
through the soles of my shoes. I note in a recent letter from Monterey 
county a gentleman reports 115*^ at his house July 4 of this year, with 
temperatures of 120<* to 122^ within seven miles of his place, and says 
he has heard that in the San Joaquin valley it was as high as 138<* 
I remember how September showed the land a desert; sand and dust 
unending, no grass nor sprig of green. Dried sage-brush was the only 
reminder of the beautiful green landscape you have in winter. Of 
course where a person had an irrigating ditch or a lawn sprinkler, a 
pathetic little patch of dusty half-way green ground could, by strenuous 
efforts, be coaxed to barely exist. If I have to take my choice between 
a California summer and an Eastern winter, I incline to choose the 
latter. But people's tastes differ and it is fortunate that they do, so 
that each can find some locality that pleases him. 

But while tastes, as regards personal comfort, vary with every 
individual, and even at different times in the life of the same person, 
some things are fixed and alike for all and at all times. Truth and 
right are not altered by locality, temperament, nor time. The pledge 
you signed fifteen years ago is as worthy now as then, and will con- 
tinue to be, so long as high ideals and the upward life shall be our aim. 
That we, who both believed in that pledge, should later be attracted 
by the same Fraternity, by Sigma Nu, with its Ideals of Southern 
chivalry to wom^u, is perhaps more thfin ^ coincidence. The chapter 


to which I belonged long used, and I am told still uses, a local member- 
ship pledge based on the one mentioned. Certainly, to choose students 
who will favor such ideals, and then by specific effort direct atten- 
tion to and urge support of such ideals is worthy of any Fraternity 
chapter, while failure to do this will cause the chapter to be an 
injury not a help to its members. Its memories will be unsavory, and 
the chances are that, unless reform occurs, it will, in a few years, 
become only a memory, for in the long run only high ideals will give 
permanence to any institution. The survival of the fittest may some- 
times seem a little slow, but it is certain. A freshly fallen tree may 
stem the river's current for a brief while, may even flatter itself, as 
drift collects, that it will dam the river and stop its flow. But, daily, 
the tree decays and loses strength, while the river piles up its in- 
creasing waters. First it overflows, then undermines, then flows 
through the wrecltage.and finally sweeps the rotting, weakening, yielding 
obstruction from its place, carries it away completely, and scatters 
its remains far asunder on the sea, where, water-logged, they sink to 
oblivion. Inferiority can not permanently stem the current of the 
progress of superiority. To live the unbounded life, to live the ever- 
increasing infinite life, we must as individuals and as organizations 
be in harmony with the Infinite. Purity of speech, of thought, of life, 
is a basic element in such harmony, and I congratulate you that you so 
early gave your adhesion to high ideals, and showed yourself worthy 
of admission to Sigma Nu, for, as our Song Book sings: 

Who at our shrine of honor kneels 

Must follow after high ideals; 

Yield to no thought that's base or low. 

And as he fights his strength will grow. 

A pure, God-fearing band we'd be. 

With minds unclouded, souls set free 

From passions low — ignoble aims — 

False appetites' debasing claims. 

For what is noble, right, and true. 

We're taught to stand, by Sigma Nu. 

God, give us strength alone to stand; 

Make us an independent band. 
"Surrender not!" shall be our cry. 
"We will not yield. We can but die!" 

O better dead, forgotten, than 

To live and be but half a man. 

It gives me pleasure to shake hands with you again, even if it must 
be done in spirit rather than by physical touch: and the pleasure is 
increased by the fact that I greet, as a Fraternity brother, one who, 
in the days when we both were young, joined hands with me and 
vowed loyalty to right ideals of life. I shall look with interest among 
the Beta Chi alumni items in the Delta for items concerning you as 
Udo for those concerning my old-time, present-time, and forever friend 
Carl Lane Clemans, and for items concerning Wilson and Keesling. 
whom I have met in person, and Crothers, Callhoun, and W. P. Harring- 
ton» whom I h^y^ pet ip the pages qt QUr interesting official organ, 
the Deltfi, 


If you ever come this way, and can put up with some lack of con- 
veniences, my latch-string is out. If I should happen also to be out, 
make friends with my black, white, and gold. Collie pup, "Trusty;" 
gently give his paw the Sigma Nu grip and all will be well with you 
till I return. In case our paths shall not cross again, then, to quote 
the Song Book once more: 

Say "au revoir," but not good-bye ♦ ♦ ♦ 

♦ ♦ ♦ For should we meet on earth no more. 

We'll each resolve, on heaven's shore 

To mieet the brothers once again 

In the frat meeting called for then. 

If each will serve the good and true, 

We'll all meet there, each Sigma Nu. 

Until we meet again and forever, I remain, with best wishes, your 
friend and frater. 

D S D . 



"Iron Mountain, Michigan, 8-29-05. 

"Dear Brother Woods — The following is an extract from a letter I 
received recently from Brother M. M. Thompson, of Forest City, Iowa. 
Wc were Chi men together year before last. 

" Must returned from the north — was up on the Canada line, and 
found some fine proposition open on timber and stone and also homestead 
lands. At Harding P. O., north of Duluth, there is a homestead filed 
on by a person named M. M. Thompson. The post ofilce address will 
be 'Sigma Nu Point,' Crane Lake, Harding P. O. Minnesota. I have 
filed on this claim and intend to make this Sigma Nu headquarters 
for an outing place next August. Am having several acres cleared and 
a nice comfortable cabin built, and will have the finest place for 
fishing, hunting, etc.. in the west. There are several other claims 
near mine, and I have written Waldo Young to come up at once and 
file on the claim adjoining mine. If Waldo comes up we will have our 
cabins built just across the line from each other, thus having ac- 
commodations for all the boys we can induce to spend a few days or 
weeks with us next August and again in November, when the hunt- 
ing season is on.' 

"That sounds pretty fine to me, and think that he will have no 
difficulty in getting a good crowd to accommodate him in his wish for 
company. Homer Annis, of Gamma Rho, has been traveling in Europe 
this summer. This is all the news of the brethren that I know, and I 
fear that even this will be too late for the August Delta, but will /ust 
send it anyway. 

"Assuring you of my best wishes, I am 

"Fraternally yours, 



[Extracts from Minutes, by Editor.] 

The seven chapters composing the strong Fifth Division held their 
annual convention with the Ann Arbor Chapter, Gamma Nu, May 
20-22, 1905. Hereunder appear accounts of the delightful social side 
of the meeting: 

There was a full attendance of chapter delegates, as follows: 
Wisconsin. Eskuche; Illinois, Miller; Lombard. Andrews; Northwest- 
em, Bendex; Albon, Saunderson and Meinke; Michigan, Ogle and 
Sims; Chicago, Basten and Blodgett; Division Inspector, President 
Luther, and Sec.-Treas. Ramsdell, were on hand, as were numerous 
visiting brothers of adjacent chapters. Excellent reports were received 
from all chapters in the Division, only one of the seven, Gamma 
Gamma, at Albion, Mich., being without a home, but even they re- 
port plans for occupying a house this fall ; Gamma Beta, Northwestern, 
lately surrendered their lease, and are considering plans for a 
permanent home in the near future; Delta Theta, Lombard, will erect 
a new house ere long. Their alumni are creating a fund for a perman- 
ent domficile; Gamma Nu, Michigan, are located in their new home 
purchased by the members of the chapter, now only three years old. 
Their house accommodates twenty-nine men, located three blocks 
from the campus; Gamma Mu, Illinois, is delighted with her new home 
after two years' experience, and advises every chapter "to dig and get 
a home of its own!" Gamma Rho, Chicago, has occupied, since the 
first of last May, a new house at 5839 Kimbark Ave., within two blocks 
of the Quadrangle, more conveniently located and more commodious 
than her former home; Gamma Lambda, Wisconsin, is in possession 
of its new home, which is so arranged that all dances are held there. 
With the exception of three houses just erected at Madison, she can 
boast of first place in the house proposition at Wisconsin. 

As to extension, the Division favors "only State ITniversities and 
other institutions having a student body of a standard comparable to 
that of such State Universities." 

The following alterations in the Division Constitution were adopted: 

"Art. V. Sec. 4. The Division Association, exclusive of the enter- 
taining chapter shall pay the railway fare of the Division President 
(the Inspector), and one delegate from each collegiate chapter to each 
convention of the Association — such allowance for transportation not 
to exceed three cents per mile." 

"Art. VII. In division Conventions there shall be a quorum when 
there are delegates present from five of the seven collegiate chapters 
of the Association." 

"Art. IV, Sec. 4. It shall be the further duty of the Secretary-Treas- 
urer to have printed in permanent form, within sixty days, the entire 
proceedings of the Convention, and to furnish a copy to each collegiate 
and alumni chapter of the Division Association." 

The-eleelion of officers resulted as follows: President, the Inspec- 
tor, Clarence J. Luther, 1317 Benson Ave., Evanston, 111., an alumnus 
of Gamma Beta, Northwestern; Vice-President, O. A. Eskuche, Gamma 
Lambda, Wisconsin; Sec.-Treas., Harry Myers, Gamma Mu, Illinois. 

The invitation of Gamma Mu, Illinois, to meet with her next year. 
was accepted. The constitution and by-laws of the Association were 
^9|» r^Hd, After which Bro. EdBon 8. Basteo, of Gamma Rho, Chicago, 

6 i>ELtA 0/'' staitA Ntf 

in a very felicitous manner, thanked Michigan for her superb enter- 
tainment of the visiting brethem. Adjournment. 

The Fifth Convention Dance and Banquet. 

On May 19th, 1905, Gamma Nu entertained the delegates of the 
Fifth Division Convention with a dance, ^iven at Grfingers'. As it 
was the first attempt of the chapter in giving a large affair of this 
sort, much care was placed on the details, for it was felt that their 
standing depended on it. The standing of a new Fraternity is a sort 
of public see-saw until finally the good or bad end gets knocked down so 
hard it becomes embedded. Not only would they be judged socially 
(by those present), but outsiders would be watching. About thirty 
couples were present, and to them it was the dance of the season. 
Music, floor, refreshments — all were of the best. As for the ladies — 
well every one had a good time. Dancing began at 9 and stopped at 
2 and even the Sims brothers would have sat another hour unwilted — 
they being the only wall flowers, no other mural decoration being 

Fortunately Ann Arbor's supply of dress suits held out, and every 
man had one — to be sure some fitted too soon, and some were so late 
that there was no noticeable fit. but the effect from the distance was 
dressy; the greater the distance, the better. Brother Johnson was un- 
able to control his enthusiasm before hand, evidently, and the only 
regrets were from the ten giris he had asked. He was unable to come. 

The Banquet. 

The special car left State street for Detroit at G:00 P. M. It con- 
tained forty human spirits — some good spirits and some of other kind: 
some jovial, some more jovial, and some most jovial: but on the whole 
there was a larger precentage of human spirits than there was of any 
other kind. The Michigan boys tried to keep good natured and for- 
get the meet, while the Chicago men were not inclined to let them for- 
get. The other brothers did their- best to change the conversation to a 
more pleasant channel. Ypsi was passed safely, much to every one's 
surprise, though preparations had been made to strap down the more 
enthusiastic ones at that point. Nothing of any great importance 
happened on the way down, except that one of Gamma Nu's men, 
through the kindness of his heart and his usual generosity, insisted 
on ringing the bell for another round. This somewhat retarded the 
progress of the car, but we were not more than an hour late in getting 
in, and that is doing very well for the dummy, as it is famous for 
having left "Ypsilanti" at half past 1, and not reaching Ann Arbor 
until the setting of the sun." 

There was only one other passenger in the car besides our brothers, 
and he was a friend of one of Gamma Nu's juniors — a friend much to 
be desired, as he stands between this brother and four hours' credit- 
in chemistry. We all hustled to the Russell House for the banquet, 
as we had not had anything to eat since noon. It was not long be- 
fore we were all seated, and for a while nothing was said but every 
body sawed wood. The Russell House deserves the thanks of all for 

tb9 c^amirAVl^ Service, wucb CQUld wi b«y« i^^u 9ii9^U^4« \t, wft« 


hard for Burgess not to back up when the bell rang anQ Moore had 
the appearance of being three bells behind. 

Gamma Nu has just reason to be proud of her toastmaster, W. D. 
Cole. His remarks were not' only to the point, but were clever and 
interesting to all of us. His introductions were forcible and enter- 
taining. His stories had the mark of being originated in the present 
generation, and those few who remembered George Washington and 
Noah's ark were of the classic sort that deserved to be handed down 
to our posterity. We will rent Brother Cole to any sister chapter for 
the nominal sum of thirty cents an evening. We need the rest! 

Brother Luther's remarks, though possessed of that deep under- 
thought of which Martin was always the master, were not so deep 
that they could not be grasped by some few of us. 

Brother Sims' toast contained certain elements of truth that he 
occasionally gives away to, and was delivered in his usual off-hand 
flowing manner. 

Brother Bendix's familiarity with the ladies leads us to hope that in 
time Sigma Nu will give the public a man who is able to solve the 
"servant girl problem." 

John Roy Williams played for us. It is impossible to say anything 
more than this to those who have heard him play! 

Brother Cole's introduction, when announcing that Brother Williams 
was to play for us, was the highest compliment that could be paid to 
him and a tribute well deserved. 

Brother Daniel's toast showed that our alumni's intentions were of the 
best, and leads us to believe that our children's children may be able 
to build an extension to the dining room. 

Some of the impromptu toasts showed good preparation! Bastin's 
toast deserved especial mention; it showed that he was not only a 
man of infinite recourse and sagacity, but that he had completely 
forgotten the disaster tbat his suit-case had suffered. 

Our special car left Detroit at 12 P. M., after we had given a few 
yells for Michigan and a feeble one for Chicago, just to show that 
there was no ill-feeling! We therefore piled on the car to begin our 
homeward journey. Some few contemplated sleeping on the way over, 
but no such good luck, for the majority decided on a "ruff-house." 
Every one who went into the front part of the car was made to take 
off his collar and necktie, and those who would not willingly go, were 
taken by force. EJven the conductor was obliged to remove his neck- 

There was some attempt made at singing, but it was very feeble, for 
those of us who had not yelled ourselves hoarse at the meet in the 
afternoon had done so at the banquet in the evening. 

We reached Ann Arbor about 1:30 A. M.. tired but mighty happy. 




Among the many incidents of the Atlanta (1898) Grand Chapter of 
Sigma Nu there remains, in vivid memory, the animated discussion as 
to what should characterize Sigma Nu's policy in granting a new 
charter. Especially do I recall how one great section of our beloved 
Nation was ignored when an influential delegate — distinguished as a 
past-officer of the High Council — stated, in no uncertain voice, that 
Sigma Nu could never hope to gain a foot hold within the Eastern 
States. So confidently was this fact lodged in this brother's mind 
that the younger delegates stamped the statements as a sure enough 
fact while likening the speaker unto a prophet divine. , 

' In particular do I recall one brother saying: "How about Cornell. 
Surely we can enter there!" "To which the center of the group ex- 
plained such an attempt to be absurb unless Sigma Nu could sink 
$60,000 in a chapter house. 

Now let us observe how man often reckons against the truth, thus 
believing to be impossible that which proper energy and determination 
will readily accomplish. Let us then review our Eastern history in 
order to learn the facts in the case: 

In 1884 Pi Chapter, through the efforts of Bro. Loshe, of old Epsilon, 
was made a part of Lehigh ITniversity. From her inception until the. 
present day Pi has maintained a splended following. This chapter 
was among the very first in Sign a Nu to solve the house problem. 

In 1898 Beta Sigma at the University of Vermont was instituted by 
absorbing the strong "Alpha Phi" local society. Beta Sigma, in 
maintaining a fine chapter, has experienced no unusual struggle, while 
the day is not far distant when Sigma Nu will be the owner of a 
magnificent home in Burlington. 

Within the year 1900 Sigma Nu effected a double-seizure. Gamma 
Delta, at Stevens Institute, wa.^^? formed from the local "Delta" society. 
This chapter is nicely housed and very influential, with a growing 
house fund. 

Gamma Epsilon, at Lafayette College, is the monument that Harry 
Glessner, a pledge from Beta lota and an initiate from Pi Chapter, 
has builded for himself. The chapter has delightful quarters, but, 
wjth genuine Sig. ideals, will never rest until a handsome home for 
Sigma Nu adorns the I afayette campus. 

As for Gamma Theta, of Cornell University, the school that was 
Impossible, save $50,000 be advanced as an encourager — the chapter 
was installed Dec. 7, 1901! Its advance has been a veritable victory at 
arms. Instead of $50,000 there were flve sturdy men guided by Bro. 
Udall, of Beta Sigma. These men, clean-cut and resolute, made 
evident a sure outcome from the very beginning. To-day Gamma Theta 
holds an active membership of 25 men, while plans have just been 
drawn for the erection of a Sigma Nu mansion to cost approximately 

In 1894 Bro. Alonzo Ware and others of Pi Chapter founded Beta Rho 
at Pennsylvania. Through very force of innate worth and popularity 
the chapter, unfortunately, ceased to exist. In 1904 Bro. Daniel Coogan 
came to coach "Old Penn's" base ball team, and every Sig is ac- 
quainted with the recent history as wrought by Bro. Coogan and our 

^andest of Recorders, Woods. Although once brokeui Sigma Nh'8 


reign at "Penn" has been dazzling. After seven years of silence 
Sigma Nu was not forgotten. The Philadelphia dailies in chronicling 
our revival said: "Sigma Nu, the powerful Greek-letter society, has 
revived her old Beta Rho Chapter at 'Penn.' The earlier history of 
Sigma Nu In this university was high and brilliant." Then the ac- 
count named the following old Sigs as being famous in college circles: 
In foot ball, Bros. Bull and Gelbert; in base ball, Goeckle, Grey and 
Gelbert; In crew, Bull, Peterson, Jack and Mosberg; as editors. Darby 
and Sullivan, while Goeckle will live forever at *Penn' as author of 
their favorite song, "Red and Blue." At present the chapter flourishes 
with a handsome home on Walnut street and an active membership 
of twenty men. 

Thus Sigma Nu presents a clean front, in the East Beta Alpha, 
at Yale, founded by Bro. Ferrandini of Lambda. Beta Alpha flourished 
until an attempt was made to force a mere junior class society con- 
dition. The chapter was justly unwilling to lower Sigma Nu's standard, 
hence her charter was recalled. 

In the way of Alumni Associations Sigma Nu has flourishing chapters 
in the cities of New York and Boston. 

It is no longer a question of "Has Sigma Nu a place in the East?" 
but "How can Sigma Nu advance her influence in this conservative 
section?" After a three years' residence in the East I affirm that 
Sigma Nu has a mission, and a worthy one, in this eastern section. 
I have seen the inner-workings of our eastern chapters, through many 
visitations, and I have ever found them cultured gentlemen and loyal 
Sigma Nus. Among them I have formed many rare and helpful friend- 
ships. These chapters are wide-awake and meet every obligation to 
the High Council. 

In the £}ast, where scholary attainment and social culture counts for 
much, Sigma Nu has ventured, and she won! She has won not 
through mere chance, but because our chapters have chosen men of 
brain and purpose; men with minds to determine and with hearts to 
love. There is no faintest blot on our eastern escutcheon, for our 
brothers have acted wisely and well, hence it is only just and fraternal 
that we, who hail from the more central parts of Sigma Nu, do all 
in our power to increase our possessions among these venerable insti- 
tutions of the East, while we pause to pay this tribute of honor to 
those eastern Sigs, to whom such honor is so splendidly due. 


_ ( ' Beta Iota, '00. 


[Tcaat delivftrod at the first p<>Mt-initi«ti<)n lmn(iu«^t. Gammn Nu, Ann Arbor, 

0<tolM»r 21, IttM.l 

As sailors hailing a friendly port when storm-weary and exhausted, 
the neophytes now cast anchor in the haven of fraternal safety. 
Through the stormy freshman voyage and along the sophomore's 
trying course the future neophyte could see — always far above and 
always far ahead — the star of fraternal love. No cloud on his collegir.te 

|)e<^yen co^la obscure this sUr; it shone through the darkopt v gU% 



of collegiate struggle; it pierced through and lighted the stil! small 
hours when courage waned and the phantoms of despair hovered about 
the midnight candle. To-night, brothers in Sigma Nu. past troubles 
and worries are forgotten and the neophyte answers roll call and ob- 
serves the bells in his new home-port, Gamma Nu. 

To the men whose undergraduate days were spent at other universi- 
ties, the coming here had in prospect many unpleasant experiences. 
To these the ivy-mantled buildings were at best but hulks of old 
masonry, and the grass-ridden paths and campus cannon relics of past 
rushes and better days. The rare early sentiments of these men had 
clustered about other and far distant piles of brick and stone — the 
scenes where their early collegiate salvation had been worked out« 
These ways were not their ways; these paths not their paths. But, 
behold the alchemy of Sigma Nu! The hand of fellowship was ex- 
tended the stranger on the campus. The home of fellowship was shared 
the stranger at the board. When the glorious old songs were' sung 
in concert the spirit at last was caught. Victory must ever be with the 
Michigan! One more full-throated and soul-stirring yell for the plat- 
form and gridiron of the Maize and the Blue and for good old Sigma 

And so it is, brothers in Sigma Nu, that we, the neophytes, modestly 
add our mite toward the uplifting and the support of equality and 
fraternity. When we were strangers, you gave us a kindly word; 
when troubled, you comforted us; and when homeless, you harbored 
us. Indeed we have felt the fellowship of heart and hand, and we here 
swear lasting loyalty to you and Sigma Nu. May our tongues cleave 
to the roofs of our mouths if we sing not of thee, O Sigma Nu— of thy 
past, thy aims, and thy glorious present! And, to keep the Old 
Book's word, in the words of Ruth to Naomi, let us say to our new 
brothers; "Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I 
will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God." Let 
us drink to Sigma Nu! 






In keeping with the tradition of the Mt. Union College Sigma Nus, 
the annual stag banquet of commencement week was held In a down- 
town cafe, on the evening of June 21, 1905. It waa Indeed a goodly 
Bight to behold the happy countenances ot bo many congenial spirits 
witneaslng their devotion to our beloved Sigma Nu. 

These gatherings have been of such service to Sigma Nil and of 
BO pleasureable a character that Wetinesday evening of commencement 
week has become closely associated wiih the assembling of Beta Iota's 
lo}^I sons aroimd some fraternal board, where the older brother breaks 
bread and becomes acquainted with bis younger brother In Sigma Nu. 

After an Inexpensive but wholesome spread, speeches were in order. 
At this Juncture our worthy toastmaster, Bro. Jellers. who had left 
his business cares — not to mention liis charming companion and two 
embryonic Siga— and brought his two hundred and odd pounds to make 
merry on this occasion, stood in full limelight glare, and called for 
Sigma Nu testimonies. Right royally did the brethren pleil^c their 
undying loyalty to our grand Fraternity. Especially were we favored 
In the presence of Bro. Bert LIndsey. ot Beta Nu, who told us Of Sis 
leadership at the "Buckeye's" capital. Bro. LIndsey Is a splendid 
type of the Sigma Nu gentleman, and the men of Beta Iota were 
delighted lo clasp hands with so charming a brother. 

After the speech-mahing Bro. Myers, '99, of Cleveland, treasurer 
ot the Chapter House Association, gave bis annual report, showing 
how all taxes and Interest money bsl been paid, besides lifting 
another 1500.00 note against our property and thus bringing us ncnror 
the day when the last Incumbrance against Beta lota's home shall b? 
no more. The boys of Beta Iota— old and young— love our Fraternity 
and realize the responsibility of the honor In being privileged to enjoy 
her smiles and favors, and will ever strive to bring honor and pros- 
perity to her hallowed shrine. 

At the election of officers for the Chapter House Association these 
were chosen: 

President, Hugh K. Marsh, '9G. 

Vice-president, Harry Myers, '07. ■ , 

Secretary, A. H. Wilson, '00. 

Treasurer, W. Edw, Myers, '99. 

The occasion was further made memorable by placing the trl-colors 
ta/t SfiDiiel C. Kerr, 'OB. 


Besides the active chapter of twenty and more initiates and pledges, 
the following Sigma Nus were present for commencement events: 

J. V. Orin, '94; W. P. Baxter, '95; Hugh Marsh, '96; W. E. Myers, 
'99; W. C. Mumaw, '02; W. B. Ensign. '00; G. W. Young, '99; C. T. 
Dill, '03; D. M. Armstrong, '03; H. H. Emmons, '99; F. D. Slutz, '04; 
Harry Hazlette, '04; Jno. Kirk. '04; J. B. Holm, '03; H. P. Jeffers, '01; 
A. C. Floyd. '04; Carl Davidson, '04; T. D. Prosser, '02; Bert Lindsey, 
Beta Nu; H. E. Sala, Epsilon. and W. C. Weir, Gamma Nu. 



On the evening of May 13th the Chicago Alumni chapter of Sigma 
Nu held its last meeting of the year and adjourned for the summer. 
At the business meeting following the usual dinner, the constitution 
of the chapter was amended, extending the courtesy of niembership to 
the alumni of any collegiate chapter residing in or near 'Chicago. 
The time of holding future meetings was changed from the second 
Wednesday of the month to the second Saturday of the month. It 
was suggested that the Saturday meetings would bring the chapter in 
closer touch with the collegiate chapters through the visits of brothers 
who will be in the city on that day for the athletic events of the fall 
and spring. 

Bro. W. N. Marshall, of Rho Chapter, was nominated for the presi- 
dency for the coming year by Bro. Geo. M. Cook, and was unanimously 
elected to that iwsition. The complete list of officers named to direct 
the affairs of the chapter next year are as follows: 

President. W. N. Marshall, Rho, New York Life Bldg. 

Vice-president, J. B. Collier, Beta eta. Old Colony Bldg. 

Secretary. T. Hood Little, Zeta, Old Colony Bldg. 

Treasurer, Earl A. Forkner, Gamma Nu. 

Sergant-at-arms, J. W. Harris, Nu. 


There never gathered together a more jovial crowd of Fraternity 
men than were the Sigma Nus from Northeastern Pennsylvania in 
the rooms of the Scranton Press Club, Wednesday evening, July r. 
The meeting had been gotten up in haste, the purpose being to tender 
a reception to Inspector Horace E. Sibson, of the First Division. 
Brother Sibson did not put in an appearance, owing to a misunderstand- 
ing, but it was noped that he will be able to meet with the Scranton 
and W^ilkes-Barre Sigs in the near future. A letter of regret was rea.l 
from Brother Dan Coogan. of Beta Rho, who was at that time playin^- 
on the Scranton base ball team. At the meeting it was learned that 
the following Sigs reside in Northeastern Pennsylvania: 

Dr. Alfred Bull, Dentist, Wilkes-Barre, Beta Rho. 

Attorney William Goeckel, Wilkes-Barre. Beta Rho. 

Robert Stauffer, Business, Hazelton, Gamma Epsilon. 

P. F. Nolan. Student, Carbondale, Pi. 

George Edmonds, Business, May field, Gamma Epsilon, 


Thomas F. Eynon, Business, South Bromley avenue, Scranton, 
Gamma Epsilon (left town). 

Oram Carr, Business, 417 Olive street, Scranton, Gamma Delta. 
Rexford Van Gorder, Civil Ehigineer, care of Gas & Water Co., Scranton. 
Gamma Epsilon. 

Dr. Charles Gelbert, Veterinary Surgeon, GOl Cedar avenue, Scranton, 
Beta Rho. 

John H. Walker, Chief D. L. & W. Fire Dep't., Division street, Scran- 
ton. Pi. 

Claud P. Stocker, journalist, Y. M. C. A. building, Scranton, Gamma 

David W. Phillips, Business, 172 S. Hyde Park avenue, Scranton, 
Gamma Epsilon. 

The following active members reside in Scranton and Hazleton: 

George A. Koerber, Hazleton, Gamma Epsilon. 

Louis G. Sylvester, 30G Webster avenue, Scrantan, Gamma Theta. 

P. R. Phillips, 172 S. Hyde Park avenue, Scranton, Gamma Epsilon. 

There are several pledged men in Northeastern Pennsylvania also, 
the whole making a very creditable showing for the East. At the 
meeting it was decided to come together later and form an organization. 
A banquet was served by the carterer of the Scranton Press Club, 
Attorney "Billie" Goeckel, of Wilkes-Barre, acting as toastmaster and 
toasts were responded to by Bros. Bull, Stocker, D. W. Phillips and 
Sylvester. The Fraternity was discussed thoroughly, and every one 
of us left with a better love for each other and for Sigma Nu. The 
sentiment of every one present was that the meeting should be made 
a quarterly event. The success of the first attempt will be the means 
for urging us on to greater effort. The meeting broke up at a late hour, 
and it was with a sense of regret that the brothers left the board, 
wnere we had spent such a pleasant and profitable evening. That 
our Fraternity is growing in Pennsylvania is evidenced by the number of 
Sigs residing in the different sections of the State. If any Sig will 
acquaint any Scranton brother of his intention to be in Scranton, his 
stay in the anthracite metropolis can be made pleasant. 

The thanks of the Sigma Nus of the Northeastern part of Pennsyl- 
vania should be extended to the Scranton Press Club for courtesies. 
Among the quondam journalists in the city are C. P. Stocker, of the 
Times and R. P. Phillips, of the Truth. 

P. R. P. 


There should be some chastisement meted out to all Sigs who do not 
report their whereabouts and success at least once a year to the Grand 
Recorder, and as I am a self-convicted one I will leave sentence to 

While I have not been in close contact with th« general Fraternity, 
I have not forgotten Sigma Nu. I came to Pueblo six years ago, the 
first and only Sig here for three years, then canv^ Bro. M W. Palmer 
from Nu, Bro. Guy L. V. Emerson, from Rho, an«l at present v.e have 
eleven resident Sigs here, with an alumni chapter in its second year, 
of which we are all proud. 

Tb9 ipcrefis^ 9^ membership is greatly due to our two chapters in 


the State. May the increase continne with such mem ma tker 

given us here! 

I have visited Gamma Kappa Chapter at Boulder, aud found a fine 
bunch of boys located in one of the best frat houses there. 1 hope to 
visit both Gamma Kappa and Gamma Eta this cjming year; would 
have done so before but am just recovering from a broken leg of last 

In a business way I have been doing very weM as you will notice 
from letterhead. I am in the furniture, carpet and drapery business, 
of which I am vice-president of the firm, at 177-183 N. Union Ave. 

I have had a few Sigs visit me here, among th in J. R. Creel, Beta 
Xi of Eldorado Springs, Mo.; Bro. Clif West, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and 
Bro. C. R. Hays, of Denver, the present Inspector of our division. I 
believe that the Fraternity is fortunate in havinjr Bro. Hays for In- 
spector. He is a Sigma Nu through and through, and will I am sure, 
do us some good in the Middle West. 

The inauguration of an annual Sigma Nu banquet in Denver will 
bring some good results, I am sure. I had the pleasure of attending 
last year, but this year on account of business engagements I could 
not be there. 

Brother Woods, I want to congratulate you on the ^vork you have done 
since taking up your work for the Fraternity. Only a few evenings 
ago I received my new Delta. After looking over it I took down a 
bunch of my first Deltas to review some old college and Fraternity 
memories; they were for the year 1894, and what a difference from our 
little yellow sheet of then, yet those little yellow-backed Deltas are 
dear to me, and for an inspiration for some of our negligent brothers 
like myself, I suggest that they take them down occasionally and look 
them over, compare them with the new, and then they will realize 
what a thriving organization we have, and how much can be gotten 
out of the brotherly love entwined around the altar of Sigma Nu. 

It is pleasure to me to have any of our boys visit me. It seems to 
me that you might need a little recreation, pure air and Colorado 
sunshine this year. Woods; if so, come out and sec me. If you don't 
need them and can come, then come anyway. 

I am fraternally, 

WALTER F. DEAN, B. Xi, '94. 


The Colorado Sigs held their second annual banquet at the Hotel 
Savoy, Denver, Saturday evening. May 20th at 8:30. Plates were set 
for thirty-eight, but at the last moment Brother Dean telegraphed from 
Pueblo that he was unable to be present, which left the number 
thirty-seven. The one empty seat was used to good purpose later, 
however, when Brother H. R. Plate, of Beta Chi, dropped in for a 
moment to bring greetings and allow us the privilege of drinking to 
his good health and cheer. Unfortunately Brother Plate, who has 
removed from Ouray to Silverton, Colorado, did not receive notice of 
the banquet until that day, after he had made other arrangements; h^ 
was received with the following song: 




Here's to Plate; he's here too. 

He's a Dunkard Sigma Nu. 

He's the man the people say 

When he goes to Heaven he*ll go the other way. 

The Savoy is a new hotel, recently built, is elegantly furnished and 
the finest hotel in the city. The beautiful banquet room was hung 
with pennants brought from the chapter houses at Golden and 
Boulder, which gave a pleasing and home-like effect. CaviUo's 
orchestra furnished music during the serving of the menu: 


"May your throats be a mile long and every inch a palate." 

Canape of Caviar, en belle vue. 
Consomme in Cups. 




Paupiettes of Turbot d'Artois. 

Chicken Cotelettes a la Dumas. 

Punch Creme Yvette. 

Roast Squabs sur croustade. 

Tomato and Lettuce Salad. 

Biscuit Glace. 



Amber Fluid. 
Am I not a smoker and a brother?" 



Brother Sanford Bell, of Beta Eta. one of the best impromptu 
speakers in the State, proved himself a King of Toast masters, in 
introducing the brothers, who responded to toasts as follows: 


"Make the coming hour o'erflow with joy, and pleasure drown the brim." 

Toastmaster Dr. Sanford Bell, B. Eta. 

Sigma Nus: Athletes or Scholars H. P. Remington, G. K. 

Expansion vs. Conservatism R. S. Ellison, B. Eta. 

The Standard P. H. Dole. B. N. 

Fraternity Ideals G. C. Ripley, G. Eta. 

"Feme Soles" E. L. Williams, G. K. 

The Grand Chapter Gow, G .Eta, Jackson, G. K. 

"May no one now feel that he has been omitted." 





After the regular list of toasts we enjoyed impromptu remarks 
from Brothers Rucker, Richardson, Eagleton, Shields and Andrew. 

No more loyal or enthusiastic Sigs ever sat down to a banquet 
table than the thirty-seven gathered together upon this occasion; the 
responses were all well prepared, filled with expressions of brotherly 
love and sentiments of a lofty nature. "The Standard," as handled 
by Brother Dale, was placed high, but none other than has been and 
will be followed in Colorado, where Sigma Nu has taken, and intends 
to maintain, a leading place in the fraternal world. 

All of the Denver newspapers gave good write ups of the occasion 
especially the Denver Post, of which Brother Charles A. Bonfils, of 
Rho, is assistant chief editor, he having sent their staff photographer 
to take a flash-light picture, which is reproduced in this issue, though 
his kindness in loaning the cut. [Had to make a "book-paper half- 
tone.*'--Bd. Delta.] 

The success of the Second Annual Banquet insures the continuance 
of a yearly gathering, to which every Sigma Nu in Colorado will look 
forward with intense interest and l<een anticipation. It is generally 
conceded that the banquet was held at an inopportune time this year, 
and that next year it should be held sometime in February or March, 
at which time we expect to have a larger and better gathering than 
even the last has been. 


1837 Humboldt St. Denver. 


The Seattle Alumni Chapter sends greetings to its brethem in 
Sigma Nu. Our chapter has thirty members enrolled, and about 
twelve more are eligible to membership. Although we have only six 
meetings during the year, those meetings have been well attended 
and have resulted in great good to the cause of Sigma Nu. One of 
our number, H. C. Coffman, Inspector of Division 10, conceived the 
idea of establishing a chapter of Sigma Nu at Montana University. 
To this end our worthy Inspector, together with the Seattle Alumni 
and Gamma Chi Chapters and some of the brethem in Idaho and 
Montana, labored hard during the last three months of the year 1904, 
with the result that Sigma Nu is now the proud possessor of a strong 
chapter at the University of Montana. Great credit is due to Brothers 
H. C. Coffman and Fred Richardson in the establishment of this new 
chapter. Little more than four years ago Gamma Chi was the only 
chapter in the present Tenth Division. But to-day, through the energy 
and devotion of C. L. Clemans and our Inspector, the Tenth Division 
has strong, active chapters in the Universities of Washington, Oregon 
and Montana, and alumni chapters at Seattle and Portland. Sigma 
Nu in the Pacific Northwest is surely keeping pace with the develop- 
ment of the country. March 25 the Seattle Alumni Chapter gave a 
smoker. The members of Gamma Chi and a large number of Alumni 
living in Seattle and vicinity were present. Various stunts were 
indulged in, the star performances being boxing matches, in which 
all present took part when their turns came. All voted the smoker 
the most enjoyable event of the season. 

Taken individually, our fellows are prospering, and are occupying 



positions of importance and responsibility. Scott Calhoun is usrpora- 
tion counsel for the city of Seattle. Roy S. Hayward was recently 
elected auditor of Kitsap county. W. M. Campbell is now interested 
in the Whiton Hardware Co. H. C. Coffman is librarian of the Uni- 
versity of Washington. E. S. Meany and A. H. Yoder are professors 
in the University of Washington. H. M. Walthew is clerk of the U. 
S. District and Circuit Courts. J. C. Storey and E. B. Stevens both 
hold down good positions in the City Hall. All the other fellows are 
doing things, too. Two of our Sigs, Dr. J. C. Gunby, formerly of Nu 
Chapter, and Frank J. McKeown, have recently deserted the ranks of 
jolly bachelorhood. Feb. 15 Frank McKeown and Miss Frances A. 
Jarvis were married at the home of the bride at Tacoma. April 26 
Dr. J. C. Gunby and Miss Alice Newell were married at the Newell 
residence in South Seattle. These newly-wedded Sigs have the con- 
gratulations and best wishes of all of us. G. T. Livingstone and Sam 
Richardson are soon to start for Alaska, where they will spend the 
summer in mining operations and in railway construction work. To 
Sigs throughout the United States the Seattle Alumni Chapter says: 
Bring your energy and capital to the Puget Sound Basin and help us 
to develop the wonderful resources of this region. 

Yours fraternally, 

H. D. BUCHANAN. Sec., 
523 Alaska Bldg. 
June 1. 


Cyril Montrose (Major Clarence Wainwright Murphey, Sigma Nu), 
who has published many pretty compositions from his own pen, has 
just finished another pretty piece, "Heartsease,** a song without words, 
and "Pansies, '* Ave Maria, which is now on the market. The com- 
position can truly be said to be a pretty one, and it will doubtless meet 
with the popularity it deserves. Major Murphey, who is city passenger 
agent of the Southern Pacific road, is the publisher of "Courtship in 
Spring," "If You Had Told Me Long Ago,'* "Good-Night," "Good-Bye" 
and a number of other equally as popular compositions. "Heartsease 
and Pansies'* has been placed on sale at all of the music stores and is 
already in nice demand. On next Thursday evening at West End the 
piece will be played at the concert by Fischer*s West End Concert 
Band.— New Orleans, States, July 23. 

Bro. Murphey will shortly issue the Sigma Nu Song Book. 

Pi, Lehfgh Unlvenlty, South Bethlehem, Pa. 

Two of our members. A. C. Bennett and Charles H. Young, have beeo 
graduated and are now fighting in life's great struggle. The other 
two members, Chester J. Langdon and Joseph R. Chew, have decided 
to leave college, and they, too, are now winning their spurs. Despite 
the loBB of these four brothers, the chapter still has twelve members 
to commence the next year; and we hope with such prospects to make 
It our banner year. 

Since the publication of the last Delta, we have been visited by many 
Sigma Nub and other friends; but the most notable visit paid ua was 
made on May 20, by a. great number of the members of the Beta Rho, 
(U. of Pa.) and Gamma EpsUon (Lafayette) Chapters. In the after- 
noon a game of base ball was played between teams representing the 
Beta Rho and Pi Chapters, It was a finely played contest, and our 
boys happened to come out as victors by the margin of one run. In 
the evening we gave the visitors a dinner and smoker. The affair 
was highly enjoyable, and it served to foster a loftier fraternal spirit. 

Many of the brothers are remaining here during the summer montbe. 
Some of us are remaining by our own choice, while there are others 
whom the pleasure of the faculty has detained. Thus It is that our 
house has some life in it during the entire vacation time. The names 
of John H. C. Gregg, of Catasauqua, Penn., Martin H. Schmld, of 
Waahlngton, D. C, and William F. Mackle. of Philadelphia, have been 
added to our membership roll. 


Beta Sigma, University of Vermont, Burlington. 

Beta Sigma has closed another successful year In spite of the fact 
that the beginning of the autumn season was rather gloomy, on ac- 
count of having lost six loyal men by graduation. We began work 
last fall, however, with thirteen men, a number which I believe, ac- 
cording to modern decree. Is considered lucky. By persistent and 
co-operative work in the face of many obstacles six good men were 
finally pledged and duly Initiated. As has long been the custom, the 
initiatory ceremony was followed by a banquet. 

I>urlng the year we were unfortunate in losing two of our freshmen, 
Powers and Huse, and one Junior, Kingman. We also have Just lost 
by graduation C. A. Smith, Gamble and Perkins, leaving us the same 


number to start the work next year as we had this. Our graduates 
this year took good honors during commencement week. Smith waa 
one of the Class Day speakers, while Gamble and Perkins were Com- 
mencement speakers, and both were in the college play. Perkins "did 
himself proud" in the intercollegiate debate against Bates College last 
May, when Vermont won a decided victory. 

Beta Sigma held the customary reunion banquet during commence- 
ment week. The alumni present were L. E. Daniels, '99; J. H. Aiken, 
'00; C. B. Griswold, '01; M. E. Woodard, '02; Huntley, '02; Harry 
Barker, '04, and Kingman, ex-'OG. 

Although we are losing faithful workers this year, we shall be 
fortunate in having some of our loyal alumni with us again next year. 
Huntley '02, is traveling salesman for a local firm; Hollister, '03, is a 
chemist at the State Experiment Station; Ross, '04, will continue his 
studies in the medical department, and in additon will be general 
secretary of the University Y. M. C. A. 

Beta Sigma has passed a successful year socially. Several informal 
dances were held in Sigma Nu Hall at intervals throughout the season, 
while the crowning event of all was the annual boat ride. This year 
we chartered the steamer "Mariquita." After a four-hour cruise on 
"Lovely Lake Champlain." we landed at the Island Villa on Grand 
Isle, where we were served a bounteous supper. During the even- 
ing dancing was indulged in. 

This year a Junior Week was carried out. The program consisted 
of two base ball games with the University of Maine and two with 
Bowdoin, which resulted in the first four victories of the "straight 
thirteen;" the annual home concert of the musical clubs; cotillion 
club dances; histrionics entertainment; freshmen, sophomore and 
junior class suppers; the junior promenade; and the appearance of the 
Ariel. The entire plan was a success, and it is hoped that Junior 
Week may be a permanent institution at Vermont. 

We now have one of the finest of athletic parks, and we trust that 
Vermont will begin a new era in athletics. This season's base ball 
record was certainly a good one to start with. 

At the last regular meeting of the chapter much enthusiasm was 
shown in regard to rushing next fall. The fellows will endeavor to re- 
turn to college early, realizing that the "early bird catches the worm." 
It was also decided to run a frat table in the fall, deeming it an indis- 
pensable aid during the rushing season, besides being conducive to 
more fraternal relations. ^^ 

G. F. REED. 

Gamma Delta, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J. 

The college year just ended was one of the most successful we have 
ever had; not only did we take more than our share of honors, but 
in the chapter itself, every fellow placed the interests of the chapter 
above his own, and as a result we have had a year of perfect harmony. 
Two of our men are now wearing Tau Beta Pi Keys, the highest scholas- 
tic honor here; three have won their "S," and another was business 
manager of the "Link," the college annual. 

Bros. Gould, Branch and Lynd graduated this June and departed 
full fledged M. E.'s. 

Bro. Gould was our commander and delegate to the New Orleans 

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has twenty good-standing members, is entirely free of debt, and has' a 
fairly good-sized sinking fund. 

We, as a chapter, do not look at this as an accomplishment only, 
but also as one step nearer our goal, and that goal will be reached 
when we have a chapter house of our own, for which we have the 
dearest longing. 

Our recent first annual chapter letter to our alumni and sister 
chapters seem to have been a success in every way, atid we feel pleased 
on being complimented so highly on the same, and sincerly hope that 
the sam^ move may be adopted by many, if not all, of our sister 

Our relationships here are as congenial as they could possibly be. 
and we, as a chapter, feel strong and confident even though we lose 
six good men this year: Bros. Brown, Cooper, Eynon, Keely a,^d 
Phillips, through graduation, and Bro. Heebner, who, after having 
finished his Sophomore year, will enter business with his father next 
fall. Brown and EJj'non will enter the employ of the Westinghouse 
Electric Co., Pittsburg, immediately after college closes. Phillips in- 
tends to teach next fall; Keely will study law; Cooper will work on 
his father's engineering corps. These men have constantly remained 
at their post and performed their duties well, and Gamma Epsilon 
extends to them her heartiest wishes for the best of success along 
their several lines. 

E. H. McClelland, who entered with the class of 1903 and was taken 
sick at the end of his Senior year two years ago, thus being prevented 
from graduating with his class, returned this spring, passing all his 
examinations successfully, and will be graduated with the class of 1905. 
The chapter thus enjoyed two weeks of Bro. McClelland's company, 
and that it was beneficial to our spirit goes without saying. He was 
one of the founders of our chapter, and will act as toastmaster at our 
Fifth Annual Banquet. 

Most of the fellows have been busy in many ways during the year: 

Eynon — Chairman of Auditing Committee; president Musicial As- 

Keely — Invitation Committee. 

Phillips, D. W. — Class historian; class treasurer; toast Senior ban- 
quet. (The College on the Hill.) 

Hall — Varsity foot ball and track teams. , 

Monahan — Varsity foot ball team; Dramatic Association. I 

Homer — Dramatic Association. » 

Phillips, P. R.— Editor-in-chief 190G Melange. 

Heebner — Class foot ball and base ball teams; Glee Club. 

Schwartz — Class marshal. 

Hennessy — Manager class foot ball team. 

Stiver — Glee Club and Dramatic Association. 

Long — First prize Freshman Oratorical Contest; manager elect class 
foot ball team; toast Freshman banquet. 

West — Mandolin Club. 

Folkeson — Varsity base ball team. 

Klinger — Captain 1908 base ball team. 

Bro. Hall was recently elected manager of next year's Varsity base 
ball team, and expects to meet many of his brother Sigs on the ex- 
tended trip of the team next April. 

We are, of course, gratified to think that we have been so honore^i 



place then will live long in the memory of every one who had the 
pleasure to attend it. It was the regret of all to think that Bro. 
Sibson could not be with us on account of business, and we all listened 
to his telegraphic dispatch with sorrow. But nevertheless quite a num- 
ber of our loyal alumni were with us, including Bros. Snyder, Theis, 
Phillips, Stauffer, Mutchler, Cunningham, McClelland, Means, Barcalow, 
Babcock, Nicholas, Schmidt, Hammon and Townsend, that openhearted 
loyal Sig, who, to a great extent revived Beta Rho when he entered 
Penn. Law School. 

In this manner Gamma Epsilon's twenty members, with fourteen 
alumni and Bro. R. L. James, of I^high, sat down at their banquet 
table to celebrate, with true Sigma Nu spirit, their fifth anniversary 
at Lafayette. 

After the numerous toasts had been heard the chapter house ques- 
tion arose, and in practically no time 18 men, including all the alumni 
and the members of the class of 1905, had pledged $100 apiece towards 
our new house, Bro. Snyder making his pledge good with the sglld 
cash. We, as a chapter, consider this as an accomplishment worthy 
of notice and all we ask is a little time, and we sincerely hope that in 
the near future Gamma Epsilon will occupy a home on the Lafayette 
College campus which she can really call her own. 

The Chapter roll is as follows: 

Albert Brown, 05, 
John H. Cooper, 'C5, 
T. F. Eynon, '05, 
W. M. Keely, '05, 
D. W. Phillips, '05, 
William C. Hall, 'OC, 
R. L. Horner, 'OG, 
P. B. Monahan, 'OG, 
P. R. Phillips, 'OG, 
R. S. Heebner, '07, 
Frank H. Hennessy, '07, 

C. E. Stiver, '07, 
E. H. Schwartz, '07, 
George O. Deshler, '08, 
C. H. Folkenson, '08, 
R. L. Gebhardt, '08, 
I. R. Klinger, '08, 
Qeorge A. Koerber, '08, 
C. D. Long, '08, 
H. C. Mutchler, '08, 
John H. West, '08. 


Gamma Thtta, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

This, the fourth year of Gamma Theta's existence, closed with a good 
record to look back upon and a bright future to look forward to. Of 
the twenty-four active members who made up the chapter this year, we 
are positive of losing only five, though there is a possibility of one or 
two others not coming back. 

Those lost by graduation are Wylie, Reitze, Eveland, Bowes and 
Kurtz. This leaves a possible nineteen old men back next year: Bro. 
Goehle, who this year graduated from the Cornell Medicial College 
in N. Y. City with honors, returns in the fall as an assistant In 
medics. Those who know Otto can not but feel pleased. Bro. Gilmore, 
of Gamma Delta, is a sure affiliate, and will add greatly to the life 
of the house. Bro Krauskopf. of Indiana, will be back in the depart- 
ment of chemistry. Although he did not affiliate this year, he was 
with the crowd a great deal, and was able to give us much good 

advice through his experiences at Indiana. Bro. Johnson, of Californiai 

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is also reported as coming to Ithaca next fall. These together with 
two "pledges" and several good men in sight, make the prospects for 
next year brighter than ever before. 

It is with great pleasure that I introduce Bro. Lou Sylvester, who is 
going to take care of the reporter's position through next year. 


Gamma lota, Kentucky State College, Lexington. 

LfOoking backward over the nine past months of our Fraternity life, 
the members of Gamma Iota feel that they have won a hard-fought 
battle — a victory well deserved, however, for the returning six, realiz- 
ing that it was a vital time in their chapter's existence, sturdily put 
their shoulders to the wheel. The success that has attended their 
efforts is, I am proud to relate, the initiating of seven typicial south- 
em gentlemen into the mysteries of Sigma Nu. Besides this, we have 
two pledglings who will be made members of our Fraternity on the 
opening of college, Sept 14th. 

We lost no men at the close of the year '04-'05 by graduation, but 
were not so fortunate in other respects. Four promising fellows, 
Vandercook, McDowell, Haynes and Johnston, left their chapter's fold 
to venture in the business field of life. The first two accepted positions 
in civil engineering work, "Vandy" going with the Chicago and Alton 
system; while Mac, together with Lilly, an alumnus, joined a govern- 
ment surveying party in Illinois; Haynes and Johnston took positions 
with the Louisville & Nashville, and are making good as railroad men. 

Another man, J. Rodes Viley, during the month of April, '05, became 
an alumnus of Gamma Iota, much to our regret. He was an ideal Sig, 
always working for his chapter's interest, and the loss of his presence 
Is extremely felt by us, as well as by the fair sex of Lexington. 

During commencement week several of our old fellows were with 
us, and enjoyed the festivities that always occur at the close of 
Kentucky State. Among those who were back was dear old "George 
Pickels," who could not let the year roll by without returning to 
hear his chapter's troubles, trials and successes. Here's hoping that 
his visits may be more frequent. 

That which Gamma Iota has long looked forward to, namely, a 
chapter house, now seems on the verge of a possibility; and with 
another month of hard, conscientious work by the committee in charge, 
assisted by our alumni, we may certainly hope for the pleasure of 
living together this coming year. The full effect of what i\\\?. im- 
portant movement does for us I hope to chronicle in the November 
issue of the Delta. 

Through this medium this chapter wishes to thank our brothers 
of Gamma Mu for the hearty reception accorded Bros. McDowell and 
Lilly while making a tour through Illinois, in connection with their 
work. We await in hope that we may at an early time show to you 
our appreciation of your entertainment of these two men. 

In closing, we use the reiterated, but earnest, wish that all chapters 
will have the prosperous future that now seems open to Gamma Iota. 



Beta Theta, Alabama Polytechnic institute. Auburn. 

The scholastic year of '04-*05 may be regarded as one of the most 
prosperous since the establishing of Beta Theta Chapter. When 
college opened last fall our prospects for a good chapter seemed very 
poor, but with work we succeeded in securing fourteen good men. 
These men went to work in earnest, and by the time the Christmas 
holidays had arrived we were in new quarters, very much more suited 
for a chapter than the quarters we were in before. 

Most of the fraternities outnumbered the "Sigs," but we took our 
share of the honors. Perkins and Foy both were stars on the '04 
foot ball team, which was undefeated by any southern college team. 
Perkins was also captain of the senior base ball team, which won the 
championship of the college. We also held our share of the other 
honors. We are also very glad to be able to state that the chapter is 
in the very best condition financially, having a neat little sum in the 
treasury. Foy was sergeant-major last year, which makes him assist- 
ant commandant next year. We will return eight men next year, and 
we hope to be able to reach the very top among the fraternities here. 
College opens on September G, 1905, and it seems as if we will have the 
largest enrollment ever had before. 

H. C. Perkins, '05, G. F. Orum, '07, 

B. B. Phillips, '05, H. D. Long, '07, 

Malcolm Bell, '05. R. O. Winkler, '08, 

W. B. Clayton, '05, C. E. Fort, jr., '08, 

W. H. Foy. 'OC, C. W. Fenn, jr.. '08, 

S. B. Fort. 'OC, H. C. Coleman, '08. 
A. C. Moulthrop, '07, 

H. D. LONG. 

lota, Howard College, East Lake, Ala. 

There hasn't been a chapter that has had worse luck this year than 
Iota, but under these trying circumstances she pulled through, with her 
standard raised high for next year. We were unfortunate enough to 
lose six of our number last session before the close of college, who 
left for various reasons. With the graduating class of '05 went two of 
our number, J. W. Morrow and McCain Robinson. We will misj 
these for their untiring energy and good work for Iota. 

We held a very enthusiastic meeting the last night of commencement 
With us were Bros. Lambert Parker and McDonald, and with their 
aid we adopted plans for next session. 

We are expecting seven back next session, and these expect to 
raise Sigma Nu to the highest point. The ones expecting to return 
are: A. W. Meadows, 'OG; V. V. Norton. 'OG; B. F. Hendon. '07; M. R. 
Joiner, '08; W. J. Heacock, '08; W. F. Bell, jr., '08; O. L. Helm. '08. 

O. L. HE5^-M. 


Eta, Mercer University, Macon, Ga. 

Eta has just closed another of her successful years, and we young 
Sigs that are to return have received enough inspiration from our 
graduating brothers to force us to strive to make next year equally 
as prosperous. Being out of debt, as usual, and with our hall Improve- 
ments, together with four juniors, four sophomores, and "Dr. (?) Vasco" 
Collins of the pharmacy department, we are expecting great things in 
Eta Chapter on our return to college next fall. We are sorry not to 
have our "beloved" Lehman Williams, also of the pharmacy depart- 
ment, to return with us, but he expects to enter the Baltimore Medical 
College at that time. 

We send out five of the most highly esteemed men of '05 senior 
class. They are all in good positions for next year, and we shall 
watch their success with deep fraternal interest. Equally as much 
can be said of the four graduates from the law department, viz. : Orien 
T. Gower, "Judge" Jim W. Price, Jim Harris, and "Bill" Watkins. 
All of these are sterling young men and representative brothers of 
Eta Chapter, except "Bill" who represents old Mu. 

Crawford, '08, was elected captain of Mercer's varsity base ball team 
for next year without opposition. We feel sure that he will be another 
Ivey Felton Mundy in this captainship. With little Crawford as captain 
Mercer's varsity gives promise to bear off another pennant. 

While Mundy and Crawford are taking care of the honors in 
athletics Gower takes the Hardaman oratorical medal and Cousins 
wears the "general excellence" medal for the senior class of '05. 
Brother Copeland represents Sigma Nu on the editorial staff of the 
Mercerian, and was previously elected an executive committeman, but 
resigned to accept the associate editorship. He is also treasurer of the 
Mercer Y. M. C. A, 

Eta chapter enjoyed entertaining the Division Convention in Novem- 
ber. Quite a number of Sigs attended, and after the business meet- 
ing we partook of a most elaborate banquet, spread in the cafe of the 
Lanier Hotel, where we listened to several interesting toasts, with 
the usual Slg enthusiasm. Another of the social features of the 
college year in which Sigma Nu played a prominent part was a most 
elegant reception given by the chapter at the hospitable home of 
brother Riley, 305 Adams street. Representatives of the other fra- 
ternities were present. Among the visiting Sigs to this entertainment 
were brothers Edwin C. Martin, Kappa, of Ft. Valley; "Prof." Geo. 
McWorter, Eta, of Norman Park; Chisholm C. Ausley, Eta, of Slocum, 
Ala.; Julian Erquhart, Xi, and S. R. Bridges, Xi, both of Macon. 

These social pleasures, together with the friends of Sigma Nu in 
our midst, the aid of our alumni brothers and what Sigma Nu stands 
for, thrill us with that love for which Sigma Nu is characteristic. 


DIVlSiON 4. 

Epsilon, Bethany College, Bethany, W. Va. 

This has been the brightest year in old Epsilon's history. During 
tbe past year eight men have been initiated, namely: Bros. Qordon. 


Schafer, Smith, Chapman, Ake, Jackson, Small, and Harold Cramblet, 
our president's son. 

Our commencement banquet was given in our hall on June 12th. It 
was one of the most enthusiastic affairs ever given here. Brother A. 
T. Gordon officiated as toastmaster, and that he filled that position 
with much credit goes without saying. Brothers Grown, Yocum, 
Waddle, Oldham, Connelly, Watson, and President Cramblet, our 
guest of honor, responded to toasts. 

Among our other alumni in town during commencement week were 
Brothers, F. M. Gordon, W. H. Fields, J. E. Martin and J. F. Shrontz. 

Brother M. S. Decker, one of our seniors, was unable to attend our 
banquet on account of the sudden death of his aged mother. All the 
brothers extend to Brother Decker their heart-felt sympathy in his 

Among the graduates this year were Harvey F. Brown, Howard O. 
Connelly and Matthew S. Decker, three loyal sons of Bpsilon. Brown 
will enter his father's hardware establishment; Connelly has accepted 
a call to the Christian Church at Charleroi, Pa.; Decker has accepted 
a call to the Christian Church at East Palestine, O. Decker has also 
taken unto himself a wife. 

Brothers Sala, Stuart, Ash, Smith, Jackson, Chapman, Gordon, Small. 
Filson, Cramblet, and Schafer all expect to be back In school in the foil. 
With such a band of loyal brothers Epsilon will certainly be ready for 
the fray. Our rushing and spiking season will extend from September 
to June. 

We have already secured a number of honors for the coming year. 
Brothers Sala and Schafer are respectively manager and assistant 
manager of the foot ball team, and Brother Gordon is business manager 
of our college paper and also of our college orchestra. 

We are expecting to have the best foot ball team in Bethany's 
history, and Sigma Nu is going to be well represented. We have a 
very strong schedule. Our opening game is with W. R. U. in Cleve- 
land on the first Saturday in October. 

By the next issue we hope to introduce some new brothers to the 



Beta Beta, De Pauw U., Greencastie, ind. 

During vacation, Beta Beta has been busy preparing for the next 
school year. During the summer blanks were sent to all the aliunni, 
asking their assistance in locating future De Paw and perhaps Si^^ma 
Nu men. 

We have decided to retain our former residence, several improV€>- 
ments have been made, among which was the construction of two new 
rooms, adding much to the appearance and comfort of the house. 

At last report all of the boys are well. Our four graduates all 
have positions in view, and two of them are now started in their 
work: Huron H. Smith, who has an assistantship at Cornell, and R. J^. 
Davidson, now employed by the firm of M. O'Conner & Co., of Indiana- 
polis, and soon to become a traveling salesman for them. The future 
seniors are only two in number: Roy Hicks, now at his home at Monon, 
and H. L .Conner, our chemiBtry expert, who has just returned bome 


after attending summer school at De Pauw. Then the Juniors to be 
are John H. Conner, who has spent his vacation at Seymour, Ind., his 
home; Lawrence Oncley, now at Chatauqua, New York; Manson 
Baker, at Greencastle, occasionally conducting religious services; Paul 
Smith, of Ames, Iowa, now traveling as advance agent for noted lyceum 
attractions. Oscar Leusus is at present at his home near Putnamville, 
Ind. enjoying the healthy, hardworking life of the farmer. 

The past freshmen are all three at their homes: John S. Powell, at 
Redkey, Ind.; W. C. Mathews, at Dana, Ind., and Don A. Bollinger at 
Seymour.. Then the preps must not be left out; they are also at home: 
C. L. Goodwin, at Curtinville, Ind., and Lester Asburg, at Farmersburg, 

All the above intend to be in school next year, and with these and 
with those whom we hope to take into the fold, we trust that, in the 
next Delta, Beta Beta will have a roll to be proud of. 


Beta Nu, Ohio State University, Columbus. 

Just about ten months ago ten Sigs returned to Ohio State. We met 
at the Neil House to formulate and discuss our plans for the coming 
year. We re-elected Colonel Bob Schroth as worthy commander, and 
under his ever-wise and able leadership we pledged and initiated an 
awkward squad of five freshmen. Soon two more were added; this 
gave us an ample crowd, so we quit rushing and commenced to look 
at our work. During the Hallo'een season we gave an informal danc3 
to introduce our new arrivals. We did not appear again openly in 
society until February when we gave our annual ball at the Columbus 
Country Club. These stunts, coupled with a few informal luncheons 
and platform dances, completed our social functions. 

During the first half of the year we lost some of our most valued 
workers: "Bunny" Pettitt went to Dakota to look for gold "Zeb" 
P,eters; James Arter accepted a position with the Columbus Machine 
Company, and Warren Aylsworth, alias Kid Carter, is trying to be a 
second J. D. R. with the Standard Oil: L. D. Mathews is also with the 
Standard Oil; Earl Roebuck is holding down the lid of the Carnegie 
Steel Co., at Pittsburg. 

Several times we were visited by other Sigs; we enjoyed every 
minute of their visits. Nothing creates spirit like the meeting of 
brothers from sister chapters. This practice should be encouraged, 
because it is good for our souls. 

As the Delta is the only way we have of expressing our thoughts 
as to the policy of the general Fraternity, I take this chance to say 
that Beta Nu is opposed to expansion in any direction for at least 
a term of years, because we believe that we are big enough, and that 
we now ought to stop to develop ourselves internally. In orther words, 
we should grow stronger, more conservative and exclusive. Zealous 
of what we have, slow to take on the new, slow to cast aside the old. 
Now what was the use of changing our pledge pin? That was uni- 
versally known as the SIGMA NU pledge pin, and now , well it 

all has to be done over again. It is the ancientness and stablity of our 
symbols that give prestige and tone to our order. Therefore, brethern, 
let 118 be Blow to move, but when we do move, let it be such as will 


be heard 'round the world like the shot flred at Lexington and Ck>n- 

Here's hoping that any brother who knows of any men who are com- 
ing to Ohio State will write to us. 


Beta Eta, Indiana University, Bloomington. 

School closed June the 16th with twenty-two active men to Beta Eta*8 
credit, nine of whom we lose, eight by graduation and one leaving 
school permanently. 

Our graduates were Henry B. Wilson, Max H. Holmes, Harry G. 
Newton, Chas. A. Albers, Lawrence Duborow, J. Richard Dillon, Frank 
W. Thomas and Harry C. Reid. "Heinle" Wilson will take up his 
life work as a chemist, but has not yet decided where he will locate. 
Max Holmes will in all probability take up the life of a traveling sales- 
man. Harry Newton returned to his home in Columbus, Ind., and 
when last heard of was on his way to his favorite summer home 
down the Wabash. Chas. Albers is at present "finishing up" at Indiana 
University. He is the only one of the boys who will be in school 
the whole summer term. However, "Heinle" Wilson expects to do 
a litle extra work the last of the summer term. Lawrence Durborow 
returned to his home in Williamsport, Ind. to rest for a while, and 
"Dick" Dillon is back in his old position, that of traveling salesman 
and expert for the International Harvester Co., with his headquarters 
at Fort Wayne, Ind. Frank Thomas returned to his home in Danville Ind., 
to rest up after the close of his college career. "Tommy" was selected 
as "Peace Pipe Orator" at the senior class day exercises. He made a 
very fine speech, and we are all justly proud of him. He has ac- 
cepted the position of principal in the High School at Puscola, III. 
"Si" Reid is acting as agent for the Mutual Life Insurance Co., and 
is located at Pendleton, Ind. Raymond Aldred, though not a graduate, 
has left school permanently, and will teach at Hortonville, Ind. Th« 
rest of our fellows will in all probability, return to college this fall. 
"Johnnie" Rau who filled the- position of left field on the varsity 
base ball this season, is spending the vacation at his home in 
Indianapolis. William E. Coolman is working with his father, who is 
a civil engineer, in New Albany, Ind. Geo. Roscoe Ferticb is engaged 
this summer with the Anti-saloon League, with his headquarters at Erie, 
Penn. Earle Anderson is spending his vacation at his home in 
Millsboro, Penn. Rob Murray is working with his uncle in the grain 
business at Selma, Ind. John Talbott is at his home in Linton, Ind., 
for the summer, and Julian Behr is doing newspaper work in Nobles- 
ville, Ind. Everett Kurtz is working on his father's farm, near North 
Salem, Ind.. and Bernard Robinson, who held the position of short 
stop on the varsity team, is at his home in Bloomington, Ind. Will 
Aydelotte is working with his father, and Harry Bryant is at his home 
in Bloomington, Walter Foskett is working for the Penn. R. R. Co., 
at Logansport, Ind. 

We have excellent prospects for next year, and are confident of the 
utmost success. We have formulated a plan of correspondence for the 
summer, and it is sure to bring great results. We have also in- 
coiporated a table in our house, and now we will be enabled to room 


and board In the chapter house. With twelve old men returning and 
with the prospects for new men brighter than ever before, our suc- 
cess is assured. 

We have also kept closely in touch with our alumni during the past 
year, and have had many enjoyable visits by quite a number of them. 
Harlan Hostetter has recently accepted a position in the U. S. customs 
department at the Panama Canal, and Morris Hostetter is awaiting an 
appointment in the same department in the Philippines. 

We also received announcements of the marriage June 8th, 1905, of 
Clarence C. Clarke to Ella Powers Brewer, a loyal Kappa Kappa 
Gamma at Indiana University, and of Buschard W. DeBusk to Sarah 
Jane Druley, a Kappa Alpha Theta at Indiana University, Mr. and 
Mrs. Clark will reside in Indianapolis, where Clark is in the tailoring 
business. Mr. and Mrs. DeBusk will reside in Westfleld, Kansas, 
where DeBusk is teaching school. 


Gamma Pi, West Virginia University, Morgantown. 

Gamma Pi has completed the first year and a half of existence — a 
formative period marked by consistent, conservative, certain develop- 
ment and progress. She entered the Fraternity world on February 
23, 1904, with ten members; her membership now numbers twenty- 
nine. Beginnings were small; but she builded well — ^now the chapter 
is an influential factor in the social, political and intellectual life of 
the West Virginia University. Continued efforts alone have brought 
us to this position. 

Gamma Pi has not, however, yet reached her ideal — equal, greater 
efforts must be made. Political and scholarship honors are Justly her 
boast, but socially she is not strong, and yet Ambler, Callison, W. C. 
Gist, Scott and some pledged members are unfailing in "doing social 
stunts." Not until she maintains a chapter house, where the members 
and their friends may mdngle in association, it seems, can our chapter 
hope for this needed strength. The chapter house question has been 
agitated for some time, and advances have been made; but to date a 
house has not been secured. It is hoped that the next report to the 
Delta will record that the chapter has a home. 

A good share of Gamma Pi's development is due to her alumni. 
(For their whereabouts and what they are doing see alumni personals.) 
Owing to graduation she loses five loyal men this year, Sigs to whose 
zeal the chapter owes much of her success and of whom she is justly 
proud. They are Charles H. Ambler, Clyde F. Amos, Jesse T. Dunbar, 
Ira L. Smith and Jones A. Stewart. Although Ambler leaves the 
chapter this year, his days as a collegian are to continue. He is the 
winner of the students' scholarship in American history for 1905-'06 at 
the University of Wisconsin, and will pursue his studies at that 
institution this fall. (See cut and honors.) 

Those who went out in June with expectations of returning are like- 
wise enthusiastic for the welfare of Sigma Nu. 

In all there are sixteen; Brake, '07; Brand, *06; Bruce, '08; Callison, 
'07; CoflBield, '06; Hodges, '06; Crow, '06 Friedman, '06 ; J. A. Gist, '07; 
W. C. Gist, '06; Hutchinson, '06; Robinson, '05; Schrader, '06 ; Scott, '08; 
J. H. Smith, '08, and Wayt, '06. Brake was president of the Columbian 


Literary Society during the term just closed, was a member of the 
varsity track team, a **sub" on the base ball team, and has been elected 
assistant manager of the basket ball team for next year. Brand was 
business manager of the "Monticola," the junior annual, a book 
popularly conceded the best of its kind ever produced at "W. V. U/* 
Bruce is an athletic enthusiast, and was a member of some of the 
"reserve" foot ball and base ball teams; next year he will be varsity 
track manager. Callison has been elected business manager for 1905-'6 
of the "Athenaeum," the university weekly newspaper. Friedman is 
assistant editor-in-chief of this publication for 1905-'G; he is also this 
year's winner of the Regents* prize in composition. W. C. Gist was 
an associate editor of the junior annual. Hodges and Hutchison were 
members of the literary societies' debating teams, between which the 
annual contest was as usual held during commencement week. 
Hutchinson was also on the varsity team which won in debate over 
the Western University of Pennsylvania team, and was a student 
representative on the board of directors of the athletic association. 
Robinson received an **A. B." in June, he was editor-in-chief of the 
"Athenaeum" this year, and is the able predecessor of Gamma Pi's 
present reporter. 

Pledges to Gamma Pi are every one of them strong men. They 
are: Becker, Colebank, Cummins, Miller, Ryan and Sanders — all but 
one, members of next year's freshmen class, and introduced in the 
last chapter letter. More recent acquisitions are, Sherwood S. Green, 
"prep," of, Morgantown: Arthur M. Lucas, '07, of Morgantown, and 
Walter M. Parker, '08, of Huntington. 

Earnest efforts and enthusiasm for Sigma Nu have been inspired 
among the members of Gamma Pi, not only from within themselves, 
but visits and letters from our brothers have added much. Albig, 
Ck)tton, Cuppett and Douglas, of our alumni, were in tx> see us during 
the year. And Slimp, of Beta Zeta (Purdue Chapter), and a brother 
of Epsilon (Bethany Chapter) were pleasant visitors at our quarters. 
We are always glad to hear from and especially to see any of our 
beloved Sigma Nus. When any of you are in or about Morgantown, 
"drop around" — you give us inspiration. 

The strength and number of our competitors have made our efforts 
the greater — competition, too, has spurred us on. We have nine com- 
peting national fraternities, as follows: Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Sigma 
Kappa, Sigma Chi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Kappa Alpha (Southern), Delta 
Tau Delta, Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Pi Kappa Alpha. 
All but the two last-named were established at W. V. U. before Gamma 
Pi came into being. 

Since the last report to the Delta two national sororities have entered 
the university: Alpha Xi Delta and Chi Omega. 

With a year and a half of substantial progress to build on, we are 
ready for next year's structure. Should we succeed in entering a 
chapter house this fall, Gamma Pi may well hope to shine in every 
phase of university life. 




Beta Upsilon, Rose Polytechiik Institute, Terre Haute, Ind. 

As Rose closes her gates for the summer. Beta Upsilon finishes one 
of the most successful years that the chapter has known. 

Things looked ratjier bad to the four old men who returned this 
year, but as they were^ all energetic Sigma Nu workers, they soon had 
four good sophomores a^ded to their list. These men gave a series 
of smokers throughout the fall and winter in order to get better ac- 
quainted with the freshmen. All of their smokers and entertainments 
were a brilliant success. 

About Christmas time it was decided that our rooms were too small, 
and a larger place was looked for. A large, centrally and conveniently 
located house was found and decided upon as the future home of Beta 
Upsilon. A "stock company'' was formed and the house was furnished 
throughout by our members. Stock was issued by this company to 
our Bxembers who gave their notes in order that things should have a 
good start, and as a security for rents, furnishings, etc. From this 
time on everything was bright and success was assured. Six new men 
were taken in, who helped to strengthen things a great deal. A house 
warming was given and a general smoker, to which men from the 
other fraternities, as well as non-frat men were invited. Later in 
the spring we gave numerous small parties, dinners, and river trips, 
all of which were a great success. 

We have not been idle, looking for good men, and we have pledged 
three, who will be taken in on their return to school in the fall: Knopf, 
Beauehamp and Gibbons. 

We are very sorry to lose two of our men this year through gradua- 
tion: Trowbridge and Gray. They both have been energetic workers. 
for Sigina Nu and in school, and we will feel their loss keenly. They 
have had positions offered them, and we look forward to a brilliant 
future for them. 

Our enrollment is as follows: 


liiltoa Goodman, '07, J. H. Johnston, '08, 

F. H. Cash, Jr., '07, R. W. Johnston, '08, 

Bert H. Bard, '07, S. E. Mitchell, '08, 

S. H.Garvin, '07, C. O. Hamilton, '08. 

C. B. Trowbridge, '05, R. C. Gray, 05. 

J. B. Biggs, 'OX. C. Brannon, '04. 








Beta Upsilon, Rose Poiyte^liai^ Institute, Terre Haute, Ind. 

As Rose closes her gates for the summer. Beta Upsilon finishes one 
of the most successful years that the chapter has known. 

Things looked ratjier bad to the four old men who returned this 
year, but as they were^ all energetic Sigma Nu workers, they soon had 
four good sophomores a^ded to their list. These men gave a series 
of smokers throughout the fall and winter in order to get better ac- 
quainted with the freshmen. All of their smokers and entertainments 
were a brilliant success. 

About Christmas time it was decided that our rooms were too small, 
and a larger place was looked for. A large, centrally and conveniently 
located house was found and decided upon as the future home of Beta 
Upsilon. A "stock company" was formed and the house was furnished 
throughout by our members. Stock was issued by this company to 
our Bxembers who gave their notes in order that things should have a 
good start, and as a security for rents, furnishings, etc. From this 
time on everything was bright and success was assured. Six new men 
were taken in, who helped to strengthen things a great deal. A house 
warming was given and a general smoker, to which men from the 
other fraternities, as well as i^on-frat men were invited. Later in 
the spring we gave numerous small parties, dinners, and river trips, 
all of which were a great success. 

We have not been idle, looking for good men, and we have pledged 
three, who will be taken in on their return to school in the fall: Knopf, 
Beauehamp and Gibbons. 

We are very sorry to lose two of our men this year through gradua- 
tion: Trowbridge and Gray. They both have been energetic workers, 
for Sigma Nu and in school, and we will feel their loss keenly. They 
have had positions offered them, and we look forward to a brilliant 
future for them. 

Our enrollment is as follows: 


Milton Goodman, '07, J. H. Johnston, '08, 

F. H. Cash, jr., '07, R. W. Johnston. '08, 

Bert H. Bard, '07, S. E. Mitchell, '08, 

S. H.Garvin, '07, C. O. Hamilton, '08. 

C. B. Trowbridge, '05, R. C. Gray, '05. 

J, B. Biggs, 'OX. C. Brannon, '04. 



Gamma Gamma, Albion College, Albion, Mch 

This last year has been a fine year for our chapter. Every thing 
seemed to work together for our good, and never has Sigma Nu been 
so prosperous In Albion. We began well, by getting the best of the 
new material — every one owned up to it! Again, our social functions 
were of the best. In the winter we gave a public concert in the college 
chapel, and the newspapers were full of it. On May 26 and 27, we 
celebrated our tenth anniversary, and it was indeed glorious. During 
those two days gaiety reined supreme, and Sigma Nu was in truth 
on everyone's lips. Among the alumni with us at this time were: C. E. 
Boys, Kalamazoo; Harold Steele, South Haven; Rev. W. M. Lovett, 
Detroit; Tom Howes, Hudson; H. B. McKale, North Adams; Freeland 
Stecker, Ann Arbor; H. E. Grant, Ann Arbor; W. Carl Rufus, Lansing. 
There were present also a number of ladies from out of the city. 
Brother Woods was kind enough to mention this in the last Delta. 

Bro. Guy W. Kimball won the oratorical contest for the senior 
horn, receiving five firsts and but one second from the judges. He 
represented the junior class. What proved to be the biggest surprise, 
however, was the winning of the inter-fraternity base ball champion- 
ship by a team composed of nine of our brothers. To do this we played 
two games, beating the Delta Tau Deltas by a score of 4 to 2, and the 
Sigma Chis 9 to 7. The rival teams were odds-on favorites, because 
Sigma Nu happened to have but one man to represent her on the college 
base ball team. Besides the championship, we won a handsome ball 
mirror, donated to the winner by the father of one of the members of 
the Delta Tau Delta team. The boys indeed had cause to celebrate, 
and we did! 

This summer finds us still together. Eight of the boys are at work 
in Detroit, enjoying themselves and talking Sigma Nu. Bro. Fred 
Russell is "doing," the West, and incidentally taking in the Portland 
Exposition. Bro. E. Ray Bechtel, who left us this year, goes to Butte, 
Mont., in the fall to take a position with the Amalgamated Copper Co. 
Bro. D. D. Lescohier will try a post-graduate in Columbia. Don aspired 
to put D. D. after his name, but perhaps the wind has veered. 
Lescohier and Bechtel starred in the senior play, "The Rivals," pre- 
sented by this year's graduating class. 

While we are the only chapter in the division which does not boast 
of a chapter house, we have plans for one next year, and will have 
sixteen men to enter on the start. Gamma Gamma is now ten years 
old. The first years were full of struggle. The boys were scarcely 
recognized. Now the conditions are reversed, and we can truthfully 
say that grand, glorious, beloved old Sigma Nu leads — and others 


Gamma Lambda, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

One has said that a Fraternity exists for the study of human nature. If 
this be true Sigma Nu at Wisconsin has had ample opportunity of being 
an ideal organization. We started the year with L. L. Coleman (Chi), 
fourteen old men, and W. F. Kachel (pledged). These men joined 


to them eleven initiates and J. H. Rodgers (Gamma Beta). But a 
panoramic change was taking place that took from us in succession 
Smith, Carleton, Coleman, Dunlap, Rodgers, Owen (who had been stay- 
ing with us while working for the United States Geological Survey), 
and Warner. Then graduation took Trump, Lindsay, Ramstad, Willi- 
son, and Rood, leaving fifteen out of twenty-seven who had stayed 
throughout the year and were coming back next fall. 

We own our home — a large frame building a half block from the 
campus — which accommodates nineteen men, at an average cost of 
twenty-six dollars per month. This gives us the best of service and all 
the iKune comforts. The financial condition is excellent; the house 
proposition Is in the hands of a board of five, two of whom are chosen 
from the chapter and three from the corporation, which embodies all 
the members of the chapter over twenty-one years of age. Brother 
Dorsett (Beta Beta) — the first man initiated north of the Ohio river — 
is our corporation president, and has always given unsparingly of his 
time and efforts to further the chapter's interest. We feel that we 
can not by any such means as those aiEforded by words express to Sigma 
Nu or to Brother Dorsett himself the tribute and thanks that are due 
him for his unceasing work in our behalf. 

Life in the chapter has never been more pleesant than it was this 
spring. With everything working as a harmonious whole, we held a 
"formal" on April 28th, worthy of the Sigma Nu spirtt behind it. In 
May twelve of us gave Gamma Lambda's first dinner party in the 
chapter dinning hall. Brother and Mrs. Hotchkiss chaperoned, and 
girls of Alpha Phi, Kappa, Tri Delt, and Gamma Phi were present to 
gladden our board. 

We have been spending so much energy in internal developement 
and getting the routine work well under way that heretofore the 
external push that would make us a force in University activities has 
been lacking. This happened because the charter members had seen 
so many bunches that started out with a flourish come to grief that they 
framed the *iie-low" policy to avoid disaster and death. The great 
mass of new ideas arising from our midst has, however, forced the 
chapter into a greater field of social and athletic work. The fruit of 
our founder's wisdom was given us by our successes this spring, not 
only in rushing, but in that greater field of college life in which the 
Fraternity and its members make good. 

At the interfrat track meet we were third in a close run for first 
place. We had the smallest entry in a list of seven competitors, but 
our men proved to be point winners, especially good work being done 
by two freshmen, Gridley and Rightor. Rightor ran the two-mile 
magnificently for first place, after having competed in the mile, while 
Gridley was the strongest point winner in the meet, gaining for use 
eleven points in the weights. In base ball there were three teams 
out of thirteen in the league to play off the finals. In the draw we 
paired off with Phi Kappa Sigma, and Chi Psl was to play the winner 
of our match. An ofT day lost us the game and our laurels. Chi Psi 
holds the consolation cup, and the champange reception the Phi Kappa 
gave is already ancient history. 

To me the most pleasant task in writing a chapter letter is the 
story of a quarter's spiking. After a high old time this spring at 
Inter-scholastic we pledged seven men: Faraday Bernhardt, Madison, 
Wis.; George Garret, Giles Doud, and Lloyd Lamb, of La Crosse, 


Wis.; Jay J. Davis, Oshkosh, Wis.; Leland Trump (brother of R. M* 
Trump) and Arthur Olds, of Milwaukee, Wis. We have outstaB4iBg 
as pledges Otto Timm, Plymouth, Wis., and Thomas Keveney, New 
York, both of whom are unable to attend the university as inteBded. 
Our chapter roll at the last meeting before commencement was as 

♦J. H. Warner. '04, A. J. Rogers, '07, 

♦R. M. Trump, Law, '05, C. S. Knight, '07. 

♦S. Lindsay, '05, Earl Pryor, '07, 

♦C. D. Willison, '05, W. F. Kachel, '07, 

♦A. G. Ramstad, '05, E. S. Barker, '08, 

♦C. M. Rood, '05, L. L. Gridley, '08. 

G. W. Barney, '05, P. H. Myers, '08, 
C. R. Welton, '05, and Law, '07. M. C. Phillips, '08, 

O. A. Eskuche, '05, G. W. Wheeler, '08, 

W. J. Mead, 'OG, C. E. Rightor. '08, 

C. P. Barker, '06, E. O. Fay, '08. 


We at Madison feel that with the spirit of and movement lor 
fratemalism that exists at Michigan, Chicago, Illinois. Northwefltsm, 
Minnesota and Wisconsin, this middle north will in the future be the 
stronghold of Greek organizations, and that Sigma Nu will have to 
work hard if she Is to attain the desired supremacy in this territory. 

In the order of their founding the twenty-eight fraternities and 
sororities at Wisconsin are: 

Phi Delta Theta, Beta Theta Pi. Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Kappa 
Psi, Chi Psl, Delta Gamma, Sigma Chi, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Upsiloo, 
Kappa Alpa Theta, Phi Delta Phi (legal). Delta Tau Delta, Phi Gamma 
Delta, Pi Beta Phi, Theta Delta Chi, Psi Upsilon, Alpha Phi, Delta 
Delta Delta, Kappa Sigma, Phi Kappa Sigma, Chi Omega, Sigma Nu, 
Alpha Delta Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Chi Omega, Phi Alpha 
Delta (legal). Alpha Xi Delta, and Rho Delta Phi (local). There are 
also at the university chapters of the two honorary fraternities. Phi 
Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. 

The three leading rivals (if there can be a comparsion of fraterni- 
ties when the ideals and the types of men sought for by the various 
ones are so diverse) are Psi Upsilon, Chi Psi and Sigma Chi. 

It is at present the bugaboo and ambition of all the emulous Wiscon- 
sin chapters to own their homes. With Alpha Phi, Gamma Phi Beta, 
Delta Gamma and Phi Delta Theta building, and Kappa Kappa Gamma, 
Pi Beta Phi, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Alpha Delta Phi and Sigma 
Nu back in their old homes, the new year will find ten with their 
hopes fulfilled. All of the remaining chapters, even to Tau Beta PI — 
the honorary engineering Fraternity — will be in rented houses. Delta 
Upsilon owns a lake frontage, but has not as yet succeeded in build- 

Note — Men marked thus (♦) are leaving college permanently after 


Gamma Nu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

As we look back upon the college year just passed we can not 
help fdelini^ a sense of pride at the work we have accomplished. We 
have been fortunate in getting new men that will be able to carry- 
on the work of the Fraternity, men who will not only make their 
mark in the college world but who will always be prominent men 
wherever they may be established, and though we lose four seniors 
who have been invaluable in building up our chapter, we hope that 
our new men will in time be able to take their place. It seems fit 
in our last chapter letter of the year that we speak a word of ap- 
precUtion and farewell to our senior boys. It is always a fortunate 
thing for the younger men of the fraternity, the underclassmen, to 
be able to look up to the seniors as ideal fraternity men, and this we 
have been able to do this year better than ever before. They were 
men of ability, not only in their class work but in their fraternity work 
as well; men who always had the welfare of their fraternity at heart 
Three of them, Walter D. Cole, I^well Daniels and Lee Osbom, are 
graduates of the law department; the other brother, "Bill Baley," is 
a graduate of the literary department. Cole was a member of the 
toasmaaters' club and general chairman of the Country Fair Com- 
mittee; Brother Baley was a member of Midiganua, a senior society 
and was managing editor of the Michigan "Daily." 

On June 3rd we had our last initiation and banquet, when we 
initiated Charles V. Jones and Luther C. Pound. Jones is a sophomore 
engineer and Pound a soph. lit. Pound will be manager editor of the 
"Midlander*' this coming year. Dr. Reed, an old graduate at Beta 
Eta chapter, was with us at the banquet, and at that time took the 
occasion to give the chapter fifty dollars toward lengthening the dining 

On May 19th and 20th Gamma Nu entertained the Fifth Division 
Convention. On the evening of the 19th a dance was given at Gran- 
gers Acadamy, and on the 20th a banquet was held at the Russell House 
in Detroit, both of which very enjoyable affairs. (Notice of the Con- 
vention will be found elsewhere in the Delta.) We were glad that it 
fell to our lot to have the Convention this year as in this way we were 
all able to meet representative men from our sister chapters. Two 
of our old men came back to the Convention, Burgess and Sibley. 

Three of our brothers Meyfarth, Grant and Gardner, attended sum- 
mer school this year. After summer school Meyfarth will spend the 
remainder of his vacation with Bro. Ramisdell at the later's dome iu 
Manistee. Gardner will return to Petoskey, and Grant will return 
to his home in Albion. Day is leader of the orchestra at ihc Cushman 
House, in Petoskey. Johnson is pitching ball for the Platsburg team, 
and 'has not yet lost a game for them. Williams is with Frank 
Duquette at the latter*s home in Mendon, Mica. Steveiison has •'e- 
tumed from a three weeks' tramp through the Western States. He 
writes that he traveled 2,650 miles and stopped off in seven States 
without paying a cent of car fare. Pound writes: "I am working on 
jerk-water newspaper; lots of fun, loads of time, am writing editorials 
juat like Dana o' the Noo York Sun!'* Olge is at his home in Johns- 
town Pa„ where he is studing for his preliminary bar exams. He did 
not sUte the kind of "bar." 

|( tbe Other brothers were a little more oommunicative it would be 

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much easier to tell where they were and what they were doin^, 
for even a fertile imagination, in a case of this sort, is of very little 


Gamma Rho, University of Chicago. 

The closing of the spring quarter was attended by many important 
events in the life of our chapter. We were especially honored May 
23d by having as guests at a' six o'clock dinner which preceded 
the initiation of H. H. Tarbox, of Freeport, 111., five alumni Sigs: 
Samuel F. Pegues, Theta, 76; Graeme Harris, Alpha, '78; Charles P. 
Foell, Chi, '94, "Dad" Cook, Beta Eta, and H. C. Tobey, Nu. After the 
ritual had been completed they treated us with reminiscences of their 
chapter life, which were enjoyable and profitable. 

Seven men of our chapter attended the district convention at Ann 
Arbor, and greatly appreciated the entertainments provided by Gamma 

Every one knows that the result of the conference meet was espec- 
ially pleasing to Chicago men, because they won by the largest num- 
ber of points ever obtained in one of these meets. While we of Gamma 
Rho regret that because of a sprained ankle Bro. Wilkins was unable 
to come up to our expectations, we are proud that Bro. Glover did so 

The interscholastic meet on June 10th was attended by al>out 600 
students from all the central States. From among those whom we 
entertained, we pledged to Sigma Nu Robert Terhune, of Petersburg. 

The Pan-Hellenic meet aroused more than the usual excitement this 
spring. Started by the spirit which Bro. Wrather displayed in win- 
ning both the mile and half-mile, we won the shot-put and several 
seconds, thereby securing second place in the meet. 

The spring quarter brought the usual share of honors to Sigma Nu. 
Harvey Carr, Beta Eta, and Dudley Day were elected to Sigma Xi. 

Fred H. Kay, who held a leading part in the "King's Kalendar 
Keeper." was elected a member of the Black Friars — the order which 
produced the opera. Bro. Kay also won the senior college scholarship 
in geography. 

Ivor Q. Clark, member of the Glee Club, '05, was recently initiated 
into Tiger's Head. 

Louis G. Wilkens was one of five freshmen to be elected to the 
"Skull and Crescent" Bro. Wilkins is the first man outside of the four 
fraternities who originated the order to be elected to membership in 

Gamma Rho's usual monthly banquet June 13th was given by the 
underclassmen in honor of the men who left us this spring: Bros. 
Carr, Day, Bastin, Blodgett, Annis, Bevan C J., Emrick and Walker. 
We sincerely regret the loss of these men, who have worked so hard 
to make our chapter what it is, and to give us a good standing in' 
university circules; nevertheless we are encouraged with the prospects 
for next fall by having already pledged, with the help of these alumni 
and "Dad" Cook, three '09 men: R. B. Lee and George Dingman; of 

(^gansport, Ind., and Robert Terbune of Petersburg, lU. 

tlBAPt^R lEtTMRS 89 

"A circular letter, which goes the rounds of the active memhers and 
the recent almuni and "Dad" Cook, started by "Uncle Hi" Baker, 
serves as an efficient and enjoyable means of sustaining bonds of 
fellowship and sympathy, and of informing each of the whereabouts of 
the others and their doings. 

We congratulate ourselves that during the summer months our house 
is paying for itself. The roomers include the following Sigs: Bro. 
Carr, who is to obtain his doctor's degree at the end of the summer 
quarter; Bro. Day, '04, now doing research work in bacteriology with 
Dr. Jordan; Bro. Fletcher, Upsilon, and Bro. Walker are in the law 
school ; Bros Barnes, '04 ; Foell, Martin and Hooker, Gamma Nu, '04, 
have business positions in the city. Bro. Caldwell, Beta Iota, who 
attended the first term of summer school, was compelled at the close 
to leave on account of sickness. The rest of the chapter are scattered 
widely: Walter G. Baker is studying law and political graft at his 
home in Morrison, 111. William E. Wrather held a responsible position 
in the steel mills in South Chicago until compelled by the illness of 
his father to return to his home in Kentucky. Fred H. Kay is ac- 
companying Professor Salisbury on a geological in the Western States. 
Louis G. Wilkins and H. H. Tarbox are traveling in the interests of a 
business concern of their own. Ralph M. Ainsworth is surveying for 
an interurban railroad at Mason City, 111. Ivor G. Clark at Zanesville, 
Ohio; Frank S. Bevan at Atlanta, 111; and Homer F. Moore at Rock- 
lord, 111., are spending their vacation at their homes. 

Delta Theta, Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois. 

We expect to begin with eleven men this fall, and every man is 
pieparing to "make good" during spiking season. 

Under management of the new prsident. Dr. Lewis B. Fisher, of 
Canton, N. Y., Lombard expects a goodly number of new students this 
fall, and if there is one who enters that we want to call "brother" we 
intend to get him. 

It will be necessary for us to to change our address this fall, as the 
the house in which we now live is to be sold. We hope that some day, 
not far distant, we will have a permanent home, as many of the other 
chapters have. 

Of those faithful brothers who will not be with us this year, Clark 
is working life insurance with good success; Andrew expects to "go 
West and grow up;" Herlocker and Blout will enter a law school, and 
Foster has a pastorate at Unionville, Mo. 

Harlan R. Wilson, an old Delta Theta man, who has been with the 
boys at Beta Tau, the past year, was married early in April to Miss 
Lefflngwell, daughter of President Leffingwell, of St. Mary's School at 
Knoxville, 111. They have gone West, and will live in Washington. 

Owing to the extraordinarily close attachments of the chapter of 
1904-'05, each man has signed a pledge to attend a chapter reunion 
during commencement week of 1915, and each one is to bring with 
him all members of his family. Those who are so unfortunate or 
"fortunate" as not to have been married are to banquet the remain- 
ing members of the reunion. This date will especially be remembered 
and looked forward to with great anxiety by each one, and we fear 

ttat some wiu ftttempt to make a "ctocb" oa it 9000. 

40 biltfA OP StGltA M 

The honors held by us at the opening of school will be: Roy R, 
Burnslde, captain of foot ball team; Will V. Rockafellow (ptodge), 
manager of foot ball; Warren J. Potter, captain of basket ball team; 
Le Roy P. Robinson, business manager of Lombard Review; Albert 
M. Potter, athletic editor Lombard Review. 

The Illinois Liberal Institute was chartered in 1851 and opened for 
students in the fall of 1852, and invested with college powers the fol- 
lowing year, when it was named Lombard College. It was one of Uie 
first colleges in the country to allow women to enter and graduate on 
the same terms and with the same honors as men. It ofTera prepara- 
tory and college work, and during its 53 years' existence It has es- 
tablished a prestige which it Justly deserves. 

Pi Beta Phi was the first of the Greek letter societies to enter. Now 
there are four societies: Pi Beta Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Nn and 
Alpha Xi Delta. 


Aug. 2, 1905. 

Gamma Sigma, Iowa State College, Ames. 

On the 23d of April, last, Gamma Sigma ended the first year of her 
existence. It has been a great year, not without hard work and some 
disappointments and repulses, but with success and triumph over all, 
the triumph of a determination to do for the chapter all that mdited 
effort and fraternal feeling can do. Our chapter stands firmly es- 
tablished and well acknowledged at Ames, enjoying the prestige of 
the first national order under the new school policy. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon came in at the last of the school year, with a 
strong bunch of men. There are also quite a number of locals peti- 
tioning for national charters, so that there will probably be one or 
two more chapters installed before the end of the next term. 

We lost five of our strongest men at the time of graduation, four 
of whom were charter members and the fifth the first initiate of the 
chapter. The graduates are: James L. Cutler, Carl H. Frechtling, 
Otis L. Leefers, Garfield C. Peterson, and Harry C. White. The spirit 
of Sigma Nu goes with them, and in the world, as in college, they 
will bring credit upon themselves and the Fraternity. 

Our most pleasurable affair of the year was our house party, given 
during the Easter holidays, complimentary to seventeen of the "fairest.'-' 
Prof, and Mrs. Meeker as chaperones were graceful leaders and 
masters of all situations and movements, and the success of the party 
was largely due to them. During this time we gave our first annual 
dance and banquet, and it was a grand success. Coming as it did 
upon the night of the 23d, the affair was very memorable of a night 
and banquet one year past when we made our initial trip to the 
fortress of Sigma Nu. The route, as I remember it, lay mostly through 
a goat-pen, guarded and cherished by the many stalwart shepherds 
of Beta Mu. 

Vacation has scattered the members of Gamma Sigma in all di- 
rections, but with the opening of school they will flock back to tbe ol4 

' " dSAPTER Letters 4i 

chapter house, with renewed energy and be on the field to get the men 
that will make good Sigma Nus. 


Nu, University of Kansas, Lawrence. 

The past year at the University of Kansas has been, in more ways 
than one, the most successful which Nu chapter has enjoyed for 
several seasons. In a financial way we have maintained our excellent 
reputation for promptness in meeting obligations and have paid the 
note for the balance of the large purchase of furniture which we made 
last year. The credit of the chapter and of the members is very gopd 
in the town. . . ^^ 

We held our own socially, which means a great deal to the chapter, 
as our standing in the college society has always been of the best. We 
gave several small parties during the year, and finally gave, in May, 
the most pretentious party of the season out of a total of fifteen large 
university parties. 

In scholarship our standing has been as good as most of our rivals. 
Burrows was elected to Sigma Xi, the honorary scientific society, while 
Nelson took honors in the engineering school, getting the degree of 
M&ster of Science. The scholastic standing of most of the other 
members was good, especially the freshmen, so that a continuance of 
this good record is very probable. 

In the college dramatics we had Smith in the University Dramatic 
Club and Carothers in the Senior Play. The Senior Play this year 
was especially good, and Carothers deserves great credit in connection 
with it, as he was one of the principal members of the committee 
which wrote it. 

We had no representative in varsity athletics, but several of the 
members did creditable work in class teams, especially "Buster" 
Marshall in freshman foot ball and Cortelyou in freshman base ball. 
But, above all, the work of the chapter has been marked by a unit of 
purpose and an easy adjusting of difPerences, which goes far to prove 
the truth of the fraternal teachings of our beloved order. 

The university itself has shown material growth this year. The 
attendance has now reached fifteen hundred, and additional appro- 
priations have been voted by the legislature to cover the expense of 
finishing our new law building and to build for us a g>'mnasium which 
will have no superior in the West. This year also marks the ab- 
sorption by the imiversity of the following medicial schools of Kansas 
City, which will, In a few years, give us an unrivaled medical school 
in that city. The schools absorbed are: The Kansas City Medical 
C<^lege, The Medico-Chirurgical School and The College of Physicians 
and Surgeons. 

The members of the chapter are engaged in summer work, as fol- 
lows: Ellis is at the officer's school in Annapolis, Md., preparing for 
an assignment to duty in the Marine Corps; Johnnie Newby is engaged 
in the transfer business with his father in Kansas City: Burrows is at 
^Is home in Halstead, Kansas, putting in his wheat crop; Henry Smith 
Ma Fnmk Cortelyou are in the summer school of the university; M. 

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V. B. Van De Mark is enjoying the bliss of married life at his home Iji 
Clyde, Kansas; "Buster*' Marshall is engaged in stringing fence on the 
paternal ranch near Wallace, Kansas; G. T. Marshall occupies his time 
in scholarly meditation and will soon leave Concordia for the exposi- 
tion at Portland; Nelson alternates between Lawrence and Leaven- 
worth, his time being occupied in research work; Ingalls is working 
for the Ingalls Drug Co., at Halstead, Kansas, but has a large acreage 
of wheat to thresh before returning to school; Carothers is at Hia- 
watha, Kansas, and divides his time between talking to Grant Harring- 
ton and writing a novel; Owen Jones is engaged in the banking busi- 
ness at Everest; Ingram is working for the Union Pacific R. R. at 
Lawrence; Fisher is in Lyons, Kansas; and Burton Sears is in 
Chillicothe, Ohio, learning the details of the packing industry in the 
mammoth establishment of Sears & Nichols. 

In conclusion, our prospects for new men seem to be good, and we 
will have a fine place in which to put them, as the house will be re- 
painted and renovated from top to bottom, so that there will be no more 
comfortable chapter house in town. 



Gen. W. H. Sears visited with his family in Lawrence several days 
this summer. His son. Burton, is an active member of Nu Chapter, 
being the first son of a Sigma Nu to belong to Nu. 

R. J. Hopkins, of Chicago, visited the boys this last commencement 

Dr. J. C. Gunby, whose marriage was noted in the last Delta, has a 
well established medical practice in Seattle, Wash. 

Harry C. Tobey is working in a bank in Chicago. Address 252 E. 
COth St. 

Karl Allen has a good position traveling for the St. Paul, Minn., 
Syrup Refining Co. 

Rho, University of l\4issouri, Coiumbia. 

The university closed June 7. All Rho men departed to their homes 
except Collier and Price, who live in Columbia. At the close of school 
we had fourteen men in the chapter, two of whom graduated: Collier 
in the law department, Cosgrove in academic. The remaining twelve 
have all promised to be back next year. Cosgrove will probably return 
to enter the law department. 

Though we do not use the pledge pin, we have two men who are 
going to become Sigma Nus when school opens. We also have our 
eyes on several new men, thanks to our alumni. Rho has excellent 
prospects for the most brilliant year of her history. Several of our 
last year's chapter are going to bring new men to school, and already 
our alumni have written concerning men they are looking after for us. 

On the night of July 29, the Gamma Kappa Chapter of the Delta Tau 
Delta Fraternity was installed by a number of prominent alumni. 

The chapter has about fifteen initiates, of excellent standing in the 
university, and we wish them success. Alpha Tau Omega will be in- 
stalled in September. Two or three sororities are being petitioned by 

|Qc»l orgaaii»Uoo« bero. Tbere ai^ aore ttoo tbroe bufi4re4 wQm^ 

stddeBta in the university, and one or two new sororities would be 

The university has very bright prospects for the coming year. A 
large, new $75,000 gymnasium is nearing completion. The law build- 
ing is being enlarged and improved; its basement is being fitted up as 
a smoking and reading room for the students. The university now has 
more than twenty large buildings. A school of journalism is to be 
fotmded this fall. The total enrollment last year was 1,864. We con- 
fidently expect over 2,000 for the coming year. 


Gamma Xi, Missouri, School of Mines, Rolla. 

June the 10th ended the first year of our life in the Fraternity house, 
and it turned out a great success, financially and in every other way. 
Next year we expect to be in even a better condition as regards the 
house, since Tip will have past experience to govern our actions. 

Gamma Xi was represented on the track team this spring by Bros. 
Hoffman and Bedford, the former being, in his usual manner, the star 
of the team, and the latter showing up in elegant style. 

Gamma Xi crossed bats this spring with the Kappa Sigma Chapter 
here, but was defeated. The defeat, however, was not due to the 
lack of base ball talent, but to a streak of hard luck throughout the 
game. Bro. Rucker's slide for home plate was probably the most 
sensational feature of the game. 

On the evening of June 8th we gave, as usual, a farewell banquet 
to the seniors of the chapter. This event proved to be a social success 
in every sense of the work. We were honored by the presence of 
Bros. Southgate, from St. Louis ; Dunkin, from Zincite, Mo. . and Amber, 
from Montrose, Colo. We were very sorry that more of the men out 
of school were unable to attend. This event is looked forward to by 
the new as well as the old men as a time when we can all join together 
and have a good old Sigma Nu time. 

The commencement of 1905 robbed us of a good many men, and leaves 
us in a condition that requires some hustling next fall, but we have 
great hopes for the good attainments of Gamma Xi next year. The 
men who went out this last year are Green, Hoffman, Smith, Clary and 
Wyn^an. We are also extremely sorry to lose Rice, Fristoe and Hum- 
mel, who were with us last year. 

Bros. Thomas and Monroe, of Washington University, made us a 
very pleasant visit this spring being here as members of W. U. 
base ball team. 

The men who will be back next year are: 

R. F. Rucker, '06, R. H. Bedford, *07, 

J. W. Ladd, '06, C. Z. Overtsreet, '08, 

J. V. Stevens, '06, J. C. Finagin, '08, 

D. D. Dunkin, '06, A. E. Wishon, '08, 

A. G. Baker, '07, H. W. Carroll, '08. 

B. R. Wash. '07. 

E. R, WASH. 


Gamma Upsilon, University of Arlcansas, FayettevMle. 

Gamma Upsilon was unusally active the latter part of May and June. 
Four of the old boys, founders of our local, returned to Fayettevllle 
and took up some post-graduate work. We spiked them at once as 
good material for Sigma Nu, and they were initiated June 10th. They 
are introduced as follows: Arthur McCracken Harding, FayetteviUe, 
Ark; George Walker Mullins, Johnson, Ark.; Benjamin Hicks Stone, 
FayetteviUe, Ark.; Thomas Scott Risser, Fayettevllle, Ark. Two 
pledges were initiated the same night: Jesse Hubert McWilliams, EH 
Dorado, Ark., and Wallace Carter Davis, Little Rock, Ark. 

Brother Harding has been teaching at the Heinman University 
College, Monticello, Ark., where he held the chair of Ancient 
Languages. He has been elected to the chair of Mathematics in the 
University of Arkansas, preparatory department, for next year. 

Examinations started June 5th, and kept us busy for a week. From 
reports received the average of the Sigma Nus was high. Commence- 
ment exercises were concluded June 14th. 

The bunch of Sigs that went through Little Rock had planned a 
visit to that ''grand old man," Brother Hopkins, at Mablevale, nine 
miles southwest of Little Rock. This plan was given up, owing to 
the sudden illness of Joe Mahony. It was with deep regret that we 
parted from one another, but we are looking forward with joy to 
September, when we shall gather together again. Several will not 
return, but all will keep in active touch with the Fraternity. 

The election of officers was held June 10th, and the following chosen: 
T. C. Mullins, C; J. K. Mahony, L. C; H. Westbrook, R. B. C; Terry 
Field, R.; John Watson, T. 

We have secured the famous Gregg property for a chapter house 
next year. This is an old aristocratic house, built many years ago, 
and in perfect state of preservation. It will accommodate fourteen 

The legislature was very generous to the university, giving it th^ 
largest appropriation in its history. A $35,000.00 young ladies dormi- 
tory will be erected; another boys' domitory to cost t20,000.00, a 
$10,000.00 chemical laboratory, to replace the old one; a much needed 
infirmary will be erected besides two agricultural buildings in connec> 
tion with the experimental station. 

The Senate refused to pass the anti-frat law which passed the House 
44 to 22. By proper action on part of the fraternities located at th^ 
University of Arkansas the anti-frat feeling, which bursts forth at 
every session of the legislature could be quelled. 

The board of trustees selected Judge John N. Tillman as president of 
the University of Arkansas. While it was known that a fight was to b^ 
made over the president's office, the election of Judge Tillman came as 
a great surprise. Judge Tillman graduated from the University of 
Arlansas twenty-five years ago. He was an able judge, and will make 
an energetic president. He is the father of Bro. Fred A. Tillman, thQ 
baby of the chapter. 

It is with sad hearts that we part with our retiring president, Dr. 
Hartzog. He was with us three years, and won the love of everi" 

Brothers Watson and Trigg played the season on the base ball team 
and did good work. Brother Mahony was elected assistent manager o( 


the base ball team for next year. Brother Watson was chosen captain 
of the base ball team. Our season in base ball was very successful, 
winning eight of fourteen games played. We are expecting a 
successful season next year and expect to be on the grounds early. 

The following fraternities are represented here; Sigma Nu, Kappa 
Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma 
Chi. Sigma Chi has just granted a charter to the Indian Club, after a 
debate of three days as to the advisability of entering Arkansas, and 
the chapter will be installed early in the fall. Sigma Nu extends the 
new chapter greetings, and wishes them a successful career. 


Upsilon, Univtrsity of Texas, Austin. 

During the year just past two new fraternities have entered the 
university. Kappa Alpha Theta and Phi Kappa Psi, both being in- 
stalled chapters during the fall term. Their charters were obtained 
only after long and faithful petitioning, but seem to be appreciated 
more on account of the hard work it took to get them. 

Last year the faculty placed a restriction on the frats, in that no 
freshmen were allowed to be pledged the first month of school. They 
have taken it off now, and next year there will be no restrictions 
placed on the frats except what they themselves may think best. 

At the opening of last fall term our chapter roll was as follows: Ben 
Robertson, Warren Robertson, Ed McKellor, Rodman Cosby, Marion 
Robertson and George Edwards. Neill Masterson, of Lambda, was also 
in school, and George McClellon returned after the holidays. In 
December we initiated three men: John McGrew Wilson and 
Frederick Mohl Dyer, of Houston; and Marvin Wright, of Cleburne, 
Texas. Cosby left us in February to accept a position with the 
Roelofo Hat Co.; Masterson left about the first of April, and Marion 
Robertson in May. The latter is gone for good, having received the 
appointment to Annapolis. He was one of the best goat rushers in 
the chapter and we all hated to see him go. 

Ben Robertson was supervisory chairman of the final ball which 
was a great success. 

Masterson played a good game at quarter on the varsity team this 
year. Marion Robertson played on the soph, team, which won the 
college championship. Wright was a member of the freshman track 
team, and showed up very well. 

Practically all the frats at Austin occupy houses now, but on ac- 
count of the smallness of our numbers and owing to the fact that 
three of our men live in town, we had no house this year, but hope to 
have one next. 

During the year we have been glad to receive visits from the fol- 
lowing alumni: Harry Bondies, of Dallas; Carey Abney, of Marshall; 
Marris McLean, of Beaumont; Bush Woffard, of Southwestern Uni- 
versity, and Norman Robertson, of Huston. Regent Dyer wrote that 
he would visit us in May, but failed to put in an appearance. 

A new engineering building was erected on the campus last summer. 
It is the handsomest building on the campus. The university is 


prospering, there having been more students this year than ever be- 
fore, and prospects for this fall are good. 


Phi, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. 

Pi Chapter feels very proud of her last session's record, for it was 
one of her most successful, not only in the academic department, 
but in athletics, in social aftairs and in the military. 

The chapter consisted of five seniors, seven juniors, and two 
sophomores. Of these one senior, seven juniors, and two sophomores 
will return, which will give us ten good men to begin the good work 
next session. Among our prospective men are some of the finest in 
the university. 

Before we left school it was decided that, a member of the chapter be 
selected to act as a secretary, to whom each member should write 
a letter about the 15th of July, telling all about himself. When the 
secretary had received all the letters he was to send type-written 
copies to each member, so that the "doings" of all the chapters would 
be known to all. The letters are to be sent out on the first of Aug. 
Don't you think the idea is a good one? (Did it work? — Edr.) 

The writer had the pleasure of a long talk with Dr. Dyer, our 
Regent, some time ago. With a man as enthusiastic, as energetic, as 
Dr. Dyer as leader, look out for Sigma Nu! 

While we are going to be weak in athletics next session, we are go- 
ing to make up for this in other things, especially in the number of 
fine initiates. 

Of our last session's men, Dayton is with the Southern Pacific Rail- 
road at New Orleans; Flynn, Felt, Killgore, Reymond, Cross and 
Dougherty in Baton Rouge; Hall, Tarleton, Lafargue in Marksville; 
Kearny in Plaqumine; Smith and Williamson in Natchitoches; Good- 
rich in Lake Providence, and Weber in Waveland, Miss. 


Gannma Eta, Colorado School of Mines, Golden. 

A letter to the midsummer Delta is, to my way of thinking, not like 
those written during the college year; for the chances are that the one 
whose duty it is to write it, is far away from the "dear old bunch," 
and has with him only the memories of the days of the year which is 
past, and of the joys and sorrows which those days have held for him 
and his fellow fraters. And for this particular Delta our good editor has 
asked for a general review of the year; and surely no time could be 
more appropriate than when one is alone and can think over care- 
fully all that has taken place in his chapter during the past year. 

Starting with eleven men we initiated seven during the year, two 
of whom, Alsip and Russell, left school during the first term. Alsip 
affiliated with Illnois, but will in all likelihood be with us again 
next fall. Russell is in business, in Indiana. These vacancies left us 
with sixteen, all of whom were at school for the whole year, and who, 
in their several ways, made a good showing for Sigma N.u. . We had 


good students, good athletes, good society men, etc., each feature 
going to make a good whole. In athletics George Krueger was hy 
all odds our leading representative. He captained the "Mines" foot 
ball team, and not once were they defeated, winning the Stat3 
championship with great credit. Krueger made All-Colorado tackle, 
and to his brilliant playing in that position Is largely due the "Mines" 
success. "Tiny" Keene played a brilliant game at guard; and in 
base ball pitched a good game throughout the season. Blackburn and 
Merz were also varsity men in foot ball and track, Merz winning 
a place in the broad jump in the inter-collegate meet. Krowell was a 
member of the basket ball team. Ryan, Freeland, Zeiger, Russell, 
Schellenberger and Lakes participated in class events, while Ripley 
officiated during the year as secretary of the athletic board. In the 
only inter-frat. ball game of the season, S. A. E. defeated us by a 
score of 10 to 7. 

In the line of scholarship Paul Gow easily carries off the laurel. 
Blackburn, Ryan, Lakes, Schellenberger and Freeland have also made 
their mark as students. 

Socially, we claim that Gamma Eta is unequaled in the art of 
entertaining; and judging from the enthusiasm of our guests, we 
think our claim is a just one. Our leading social light is the hand- 
some "Andy" Krowell, who certainly does make a hit with the ladies. 
He so far surpasses the rest of us in this direction that it is useless 
to add any other name to the list! 

The annual junior "prom." was a delightful occasion. Although we 
had only one senior and two juniors, two of our best beloved Alumni, in 
the persons of "Willie" Washburn and "Jerry" Nagel, attended, and 
so our cup of joy was filled. Riply was on the "prom." committee. 

In other school affairs, Ryan as president of the C. S. M. Social 
Club, surely distinguished himself. Freeland, Blackburn and Kennedy 
were members of the social committee, and we were represented on 
the Glee and Mandolin Club by Freeland and Merz. So it will be seen 
that the year has held its joy and happiness, while at the same time, a 
cloud has passed now and then, so that the whole might be better 
balanced. Every chapter has its defeats and makes its mistakes — if 
it were not so we could not run a chapter — and if we realize our 
shortcomings, the result is a profit rather than a loss. So mote it 
be! One of the most enjoyable and invigorating events of the year 
was the annual Sigma Nu banquet, which was attended by Sigs in 
Colorado. I imagine there will be an account of it elsewhere in the 
Delta, (see cut) but I merely wish to remark that every Sigma Nu who 
is within reach should attend such functions. Their influence is 
truly wonderful and uplifting, and a man's heart opens up and he is 
brought face to face with a realization of manhood as exemplified by 
Sigma Nu. 

The new Inspector of the Ninth Division was present at the banquet 
— Chas. R. Hays. Gamma Eta welcomes him most cordially, and 
wishes to assure him of its hearty co-operation in every way, and more 
especially in all matters which will aid the great cause of Sigma Nu. 
We know him to be a good fellow and a true and loyal Sigma Nu 
and take pride in recognizing him as our Inspector. 

During the year we have been honored by visits from many brothers 
from various parts: "Tub" Lee, Beta Chi; "Tiny" McGilvray, Beta Chi; 
Dole, Beta Nu; Shields, G. K.,; Hays, Chi; Williams, G. K.; Bob 


Ellison, Beta Eta, and many others whose names I can not at pre0e|it 

We returned to our old quarters on Sept. 6 with rather a small 
gathering, as we lose six or seven men. We have, however, already 
two new men pledged,, Harold Lakes, a brother to "Art" Lakes, and 
a D. O. from Manual Training High School, Denver; and Clarence 
Fallon, Gamma Eta Kappa, from Boulder Preparatory School. Fallon 
is also an Elk, and has been engaged in the mining business in Idaho 
Springs, Colo., and vicinity for the past two years. 

As far as our rivals are concerned, I niight here state that S. A. E. 
will return in a more or less weakened condition as far as members go. 
Kappa Sigma will enter the new house which has Just been com> 
pleted this summer. Crucible Club has just been refused a charter 
from Beta Theta Pi, but they keep us hustling, and competition is 
always keen, for our student body is small, and consequently Fraternity 
material is scarce. The school is, however, rapidly growing, both 
in number of students, buildings, etc., and from all present indica- 
tions the coming year will be a lively one. 


Gamma Kappa, University of Colorado, Boulder. 

As the 2nd of June made its approach the members of Gamma 
Kappa began gradually to bid good-bye to old Boulder, to depart for 
those places most dear to them. The "gang" is now separated almost 
as far as the East is from the West. 

Jack Andrew, the medic, of the bunch, is in Longmont, Colo., with his 
brother, Dr. John Andrew, giving him sundry pointers about medicine 
and incidentally experimenting with the amount of gasoline an auto 
is capable of consuming in the course of three months. Earl L. 
Mosley, the president of the Combined Engineers for the past year, Is 
now numbered among the alumni, having graduated with honors in 
June. Mose is in charge of the construction of a masonry arch on 
the Illinois Central R. R., at Rockford, 111. Bill Johnson, whose 
prowess on both gridiron and track, is well known,, will accept the 
position of coach this fall at Central University, in Kentucky. Thomas 
Hoopes Jackson is still in Boulder totally blind to the fact that the 
feminine population of that place numbers more than one! Hugh 
P. Remington is in charge of the university library this summer. 
Guy K. Brewster goes forth this summer as a full-pledged lawyer, and 
the heartiest good wish of Gamma Kappa goes with him. Dave 
Thomas is connected with the Argo Smelter Co., learning smelter 
methods. Ward M. Canaday left two weeks before final exams, for 
his home in New Castle, Ind., where he is doing newspaper work on 
one of the local issues. Ward expects to enter Harvard this fall to 
finish his college course and then will start in on law. Wallace Fry, 
who hailed from Rho Chapter, about the first of February, and whom 
we were mighty glad to have aflaiiate with us, is at his home in 
Mexico, Mo. He contemplates a trip to Texas this summer. Avery 
Leavitt, ever on the alert in attaining knowledge, is attending summer 
school at the Uiiiversity of Colorado. The feminine attractions in 
Boulder were too strong for Bert Shields to break himself loose, and, 
consequently, that place saw him far into the summer. Shields was 
a worthy addition to the crowd last fall, having aflElliated with U8 from 





AUem, Berrieai J. H. JohMloo inilMted later. 


Delta Theta. It is not probable that he will return in the fall to take 
his 2nd year post-graduate. Earl J. Wills, familiarly known as "Cupid/* 
is making the ore fly at Cripple Creek. "Cupid" is an embryo lawyer, 
who will always make good. Frank Coulter is in charge of the 
sample room at the Eagle Sampling Works, at Victor, Colo. Coulter's 
good fellowship, his hearty good nature, combined with an abundance 
of musical talent, will be greatly missed by us all this coming year. 
Marcus S. Norton is rusticating at his home in Northfield, Minn. 
Bert Weiland is with the U. 9, Geological Survey, at Montrose, Colo. 
Walter Wells is recuperating from the rigors of college life at his 
home in Pueblo, Colo. Nichols is ranching it near Colorado Springs. 
Claude Coffin and his brother, Clair, are working on their father's 
ranch at Longmont, Colo. Olie Wilson expects to visit the scenes of 
his childhood in South Dakota this summer. Merton Brewster, be- 
coming tired of bachelor-hood, was united in marriage in June to 
Miss Katherine Warsop, of Colorado Springs. Brewster expects to be 
located with the Fort Wayne Electrical Co., Indiana. 

The season just closed has been one of most gratifying results. 
Gamma Kappa has been well represented in every branch of college 
activity. In the inter-fraternity relay race, held in May, Sigma Nu 
won the cup presented by the sororities. Claude Coffin drew honor 
to himself and Sigma Nu by being elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 

For the year of '05-'06 Gamma Kappa will have to its credit the 
following honors: 

Captaincy of foot ball team, Claude Coffin. 

Captaincy of basket ball team, Edward Aurand. 

Business manager of base ball team, Avery Leavitt. 

Business manager of Silver and Gold (college weekly), Jack Andrew. 

Editorship of Silver and Gold, Thomas Jackson. 

One of the greatest joys experienced during the past college year 
was the second annual banquet given by the Colorado alumni to the 
chapters of Gamma Eta and Gamma Kappa. Brother Bell, in an able 
manner, acted as toastmaster. It was an occasion on which Sigma 
Nu spirit was finely demonstrated. Thanks are to be extended to 
Brother C. R. Hays, Inspector, for the capable manner in which he 
arranged the aftair, thus contributing to its huge success. 

There will reassemble at the chapter house this fall about 15 old 
men and 4 pledges. The prospects for a bright year are most en- 
couraging. A true spirit has been instilled into the hearts and minds 
of each member of Gamma Kappa, which will vouch for a most 
brilliant future. 



Gamma Chi, University of Washington, Seattle. 

The present year, which opened so auspiciously for Gamma Chi, 
closed in sorrow at the loss of our brother, Raymond Sutherland, 
who was drowned while bathing in Lake Washington, on May 29. The 
loss is an inestimable one to Gamma Chi, but his short stay with us 
has found us closer together, and the fire bums brighter on the altar 
of Sigma Nuism for his presence. 



George Baldwin left near the end of the semester for California, 
whither his parents had moved. We hope to have him with us again 
next fall. George was the musical leader of the "U." A farewell 
smoker was given at the house on the eve of his departure. Manche 
Bennett and Gilbert Livingstone both left at the close of school to take 
good positions in Alaska. 

The Pan-Hellenic closed the first year of its existence in good con- 
dition and with excellent prospects for next year. The following 
fraternities are members: 

Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Theta, Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Chi, Kappa Sigma. 

At the annual election of the Associated Students, Bros. Manche 
Bennett and Ray Sutherland, were both elected to the Board of Con- 

In the regatta held on Lake Washington on Decoration Day, Cali- 
fornia won the varsity race, with Washington second, and Stanford 
third. Stanford won the freshmen race. The Sig launch party was 
called off on account of Ray Sutherland's death. 

The University has been much strengthened by the addition of 
fifteen, members to the faculty, though the legislature refused to gr^t 
the buildings desired. 

Elliott Cosgrove visited us during commencement week, and brings 
back the same old Jolly laugh. His father has Just been appointed 
a member of the Board of Regents of the university. Don McDonald 
graduates from the law school, and will enter Yale law next year. 
Ben Franklin leaves the shady lanes of the old U. and the smiling 
waters of the lake with his M. E. Allen Trumball graduates from 
the law school, and will enter practice with his brother. With these 
exceptions all the men will return next fall, and '05-*0€ promises 
bright for Gamma Chi. 



Gamma Zeta, University of Oregon, Eugene. 

With commencement in June, Gam^a Eta lost three of last year's 
roll by graduation. Fred Stunp, however, will probably return 
for post-graduate work during the first semester. Defoe Sherk will 
attend the University Medical Deparement, at Portland, while Joe 
Templeton will be city editor of the Eugene Register. Thomas Haw- 
thorne, a Junior, will not be with us next year. He enters the U. S. 
Geodetic Survey this summer. 

The past year has been one of the most successful years since the 
founding of the chapter. To begin with, six initiates were added to 
the roster. In foot ball we were represented by five men: J. Temple- 
ton, F. Templeton, Kerron, Chandler, Hammond; Glee and Mandolin 
Clubs, by five men: Sherk. Henderson, Beck, Paine and Rountree. 
Rountree also acted as the Glee's "funny man." In debate and oratory, 
Steiwer and Joe Templeton were our respective representatives. Hen- 
derson was the lone star on the track. In base ball this spring, Paine 
on first base and Beck in the box did the honors for the chapter. 
Beck won out of five games pitched, in one, winning from the 
Eugene High School without having hit or run. In another he 
shut out the Wasedo University of Japan. The Wasedo team have 
been the champions of Japan for the past few years. In games with 


Stanford, California and other colleges of the coast they made a good 
record. For student body officies we had Joe Templeton as president 
and Steiwer as member of the Executive Committee. Sherk and Ker- 
ron were the respective presidents of the senior and junior classes. 
I^each and Steiwer were on the Webfoot staff, with Chandler on the 
Athletic Council. In the spring election Steiwer was elected president 
of the association for the ensuing year. In the six elections in which 
Sigma Nu has been interested, the last election makes the fifth in 
which the presidency has remained in the house. Rountree was 
elected associate editor of the Oregon Weekly. 

During the lulls in college activity several informal house parties 
werft given, which culminated in a dance to the college toward the 
middle of the second semester. 

For the first time Gamma Zeta had a delegate to the Grand Chapter. 
To this day, Bro. Joe Templeton tells us of his travels in the South and 
his strenuous !U.e in New Orleans. 

Everything points to another good year with the opening of college 
in September. Fifteen old members will be back, with the possibility 
of McKinney and Cronki resuming work. 

Inspector Coffman paid the chapter a pleasant visit last fall. 

Following is the official naembership for the year: 

J. H. Templeton, L. A. Henderson, 

D. H. Sherk, O. P. Beck, 

Fred Stump, E. A. McCornack, 

S. M. kerron, C. C. Wright, 

A. D. Leach, R. B. Hammond, 

D. W. Taylor, R. C. Rountree, 

Fred Steiwer, Elmer Paini^, 

Thomas Hawthorne, Ernest G. Bean, 

W. G. Chandler, William Barker. 
Frank Templeton, 


Gamma Phi, University of Montana. 

Gamma Phi has Just closed a very successful season. During our 
short existence we have made quite a record. We have had consider- 
able opposition from a local Fraternity which has quite an advantage 
over us, in that they have a large membership and have built up quite 
a stronghold by right of seniority. They have already realized the ad- 
vantages of a national Fraternity, and are at present petitioning Sigma 
Chi for a chapter. They have sent a delegate to the national meeting 
of that Fraternity. 

Sigma Nu has been well represented in all branches of college life, 
principally In atheletics, and Sigma Nu men are invariably elected to 
important positions as managers of college papers and athletic teams. 

Bros. Joseph Buckhouse and John Franklin Seahy, both of Missoula, 
our latest additions, have proved to be two very earnest workers, and 
will do much to strengthen the chapter. 

This coming year we expect to rent and furnish a house, and mean- 
while increase our membership by several valuable men we have in 

The present membership consists of: 


Joseph Buckhouse, '06, Robie E. Holmes, '08, 

Floyd J. Hardenburgh, '06, John F. Seahy, '08, 

James H. Bonner, *07, John J. Lucy, *08, 

Elmer R. Johnson, '07, John H. Macleod, '08. 

Bmil W. Adam, '08, 

Lambda, Washington and Lee, Lexington, Va. 

The events of another college year have been recorded as history 
and Lambda's correspondent, humble and ever fraternal, has a few 
things to record concerning the men who wear the pin in the old town 
where Sigma Nu was founded and bom again. The "aftorsight" is 
always better than the "foresight," but Lambda is satisfied because 
her members feel that they have passed a happy year in the realms of 
love and fraternity. The entire internal working of the chapter has 
been without friction, and the message of love which each has carried 
away in memory's vaults makes the year a happy thought, which in 
future years will sweeten the bitter and take us back to the old 
university in which our love for Sigma Nu was conceived, harbored 
and maintoined. 

We had every kind of man that could truthfully be called a gentle- 
man. From Bledsoe, the stoical and dignified senior law, to Phillips 
the frivolous freshman, we were one in purpose and achievement. 
Our motto was "Love thy brother," and we lived up to it. Even 
Bledsoe smiled at a frat brother's Joke, and Phillips was the most 
serious man on earth when the welfare of a brother was concerned. 
This was the spirit we lived in and we felt the benefits of such a 
life. And yet there is a spirit of sadness when we think of the last' 
few days and the final separation. The tie that binds is as strong as 
ever, but we are spread from Alabama to Virginia, and the band will 
meet no more together! The McCrums and Bledsoe are still in 
Lexington; Turner has gone to Alabama; Charleton is in Georgia; 
Phillips is bossing lumber hands in Suffolk; Vertne is spending the 
su'nmer in Luray; Alexander is at Leesburg; Heniford is in- West Va., 
and poor old Tillman is shipping Sigma Nu peaches from South 
Carolina to all points of tne globe. We hope to the them all in the 

We have a few honors for the year to report: Bledsoe was president 
of the Cotillion Club and played a half on the foot ball team. He re- 
ceived his L. L. B. in June, and will practice law in the near future. 
Alexander played quarter on the foot ball team, and any one who saw 
him in the open field would tell you that he did not have a peer in the 
South. He was also captain of the base ball team, and won the 
track meet by being decided the best all-round athlete. Hereford 
played third base the latter part of the season and batted five hundred. 
He won the Santini medal for the best story in the Collegian, and 
received his A. B. in June. Tillman was editor-in-chief of the 
Collegian and assistant editor-in-chief of the Ring-Tum Phi. He was 
president of the Washington Society and presided at its mid-term 
celebration. He was in the Thauksgiving debate, and represented 
Washington and Lee in the State Oratorical Contest. He won the Final 
Orator's Medal, and sang tenor in the Glee Club. Phlllipis ran in the 


four-forty and two-twenty on field day, and walked to Stanton almost 
any time he got thirsty. 

All in all, the year was very successful, and our prospects are 
hright. We will he on the war path in September, and woe to the 

During commencement we were visited hy Bros. Sterritt and Iden. 
Bro. Trundle was expected, hut he could not come on account of an 
injury received a few weeks ago. Bro. Preston is in business near 
Lexington, and we saw him quite often. Bro. Shields comes over to 
see us occasionally, and is as jolly as ever. Bro. Ed. Bledsoe came 
back for a few days with his M. D. from Baltimore. We all wish him 
success in the medical world. An occasional letter from Bro. Master- 
son shows his success at the University of Texas. 

The Greek world has been quiet, and while the material was poor 
this year among the new men, all of the chapters did well. The 
fraternities here are Kappa Alpha, S. A. E., Kappa Sigma, Phi Gamma 
Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Sigma, 
Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Nu and Theta Nu Epsilon. At V. M. I. only 
two frats are represented. Kappa Alpha and S. A. E. We understand 
that there is another to enter next year. 

We close with best wishes to Slgs every where, and an earnest hope 
that our frat will continue the successful campaign which has been 
waged for the past few years. Lambda wants to do her share. All 
Sigs are welcome, and we want every Sigma Nu to write to us of good 
men who will enter Washington and Lee in September. Good luck 
to the new officers and Sigma Nus throughout the world. 



SONG BOOK Committee's last appeal. 

For a New Year's gift to tlie Fraternity, It is confidently believed 
Sigma Nu Song Book will come from the publishers. 

Before final revision is made we wish to hear from any Brother who 
has any words or nuisic he would like to have appear in same. We 
desire not to slight any one and to give every one an opportunity of 

Any words or music you may think suitable, please forward at once 
to the undersigned, as this is last offer. 

For the Committee, 

227 St. Charles St., New Orleans, La. 
P. 8.»Mark matter "PERSONAL"— ''Sigma Nu." 


Dr. laadore Dyer, a. prominent physician of New Orleans, and MIbb 
MeT«ei]es Louise Perclval, only daughter of the late Mr. A. Perclval, 
of Havana. Cuba, were qultely married yesterday afternoon by Judge 
Walter B. SommervUle, at the St. Charles Hotel. Dr. and Mrs. Dyer 
left Immediately after the ceremony for an extended trip, returning 
about Nov. 1. when they will lake poBsession of their home nOiW being 
erected on Prytanla, between Jackson and Philip Streets. — New Orleans 
Picayune. Aug. 1, 1905. 

On behalf of the entire Order the Delta extends to Regent and 
Mrs. Dyer heartiest well wishes and congratulations. 


The marriage of Mr. Ferdinand Henry Heywood, the attorney, to 
Mrs. Henrietta Moler. which took place at 8:30 last evenloK, was a 
very pretty affair, and was characterized by extreme simplicity through- 
out. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride, 80 
South Third street, with Rev. Dr. Gladden officiating. Following the 
ceremony, which was witnessed by the Immediate families only, a 
wedding supper was served. The guests werei Mrs. C. J. Gibson, of 
Chicago, the bride's sister; Mr. N. E. Heywood, of Wapakoneta, the 
bridegroom's father; Mrs. Henry Moler, mother of the bride, and Mrs. 
Herbert Starch, Mr. and Mrs. William Moler, and Mr. Harry Heywood. 
Mr. and Mrs. Heywood will go lo housekeeping at once at 1597 Fair 
avenue, dispensing with a wedding trip for the present, owing to the 
press of Mr. Heywood's buainess affairs. — Columbus, O,. Citizen, June 
G. 1905. 

The Delta extends the congratulations of the Fraternity to our 
esteemed Grand Treasurer and his bride. 

McKEE. ZETA, '83. 

Hon. Charles McKee. Cashier. Fordyce. Ark., married, March, 3, to 
Mrs. G. McSwlne, a cousin of Hon. Greentleld Quarles, one of the 
Founders of the Sigma Nu. Bro. McKee was a charter member of old 
Zeta, at Central University, Ky., and was one of the latter'a most 
popular •tudeutB. 

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'Rev. William N. Scott annaunces the marriage of his daughter, 
Nannie Brooke, to Mr. Rudolph Bumgardner, on Thursday, June the 
first, nineteen hundred and five, Richmond, Virginia. At home after 
July first, Staunton, Virginia." 

1895 1905. 

Mayme J. McPherson. Richard Winn Courts. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winn Courts 

At Home 
on Monday the twenty-sixth of June, 

8 to 12. 
Three hundred and fifteen Main Street, \ 

Clarksville, Tennessee. 


"Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Force announces the marriage of their 
daughter, Eva Josephine, to Mr. William Boyd Rhoades, on the evening 
of Thursday, the twentieth of July, in the year nineteen hundred and 
five, Everett, Washington." Will be home after the 1st of September, 
Kalispell, Mont. 


"Mr. and Mrs. George L. Courts announce the marriage of their 
daughter, Marilla Marks, to Mr. James Hawley Aiken, on Tuesday, the 
twenty-fifth of July, one thousand nine hundred and five, at Casco, 
Maine. At home after the first of October, Troy Conference Academy, 
Poultney, Vermont." 


The following announcement will elicit congratulations from the 
host of friends of one of Sigma Nu's most popular and talented 
orators and debaters: 

"Mr. J. Augustine announces the marriage of his daughter, Edna 
Deacon, to Mr. Edwin Wesley Dunlavy, on Thursday. June 15, 1905, 
New Carlisle, Ind.; at home, 901 west Pike street, Crawfordsville, Ind." 
(Greencastle Banner, June 23, 1905.) 

Bro. Dunlavy is a Methodist pastor in Crawfordsville and also presi- 
dent of his district's Epworth League. 


Miss Flossie Charles, of Waveland, and the Rev. Arthur Leon 
Duncan, pastor of the Home Presbyterian Church, of Indianapolis, 
were married at the Waveland Presbyterian Church, yesterday after- 
noon, the Rev. Dr. W. F. Gibson, of Winchester, 111., officiating. The 
bride wore white silk chiffon over white tafteta, trinuned with Valen- 
ciennes lace medallions and a veil. She carried a bouquet of Bride 

fQ|iM« Tba oburcb wai 4«corata4 witb ptanta aa4 ropaa o( pmUaxi 

6d bElTA OF STOMA Iftf 

The attendants were Earl S. Schulmeyer, of Indianapolis; Miss Mabel 
Robertson, of Waveland; Miss Mary Glover, of Newmarket; Miss 
Mabel Kerr, of Newtown; Miss Helen Myers, of Crawfordsville, and 
Miss Frances Stevenson, of Indianapolis. Refreshments were served 
at the home of Mrs. Matilda Glover, after which the Rev. Mf. and 
Mrs. Duncan left for Indianapolis, where they will be at home after 
September 1 at 1030 £}ugune street. Mrs. Duncan has musical talent. 
She was a student at the Metropolitan School of Music. 


J. C. Gunby and Miss Alice Newell were married in South Seattle, 
Washington, April 26, 1905. 


J. Addison Talbot and Miss Katherine Bird were married at Mulberry 
Church, Shelby county, Ky., Sept. 12, 1905. They sail shortly as 
missionaries to China. 


Martin V. B. Van De Mark, Rho, '03, Nu, '04, and Miss Cleveland, of 
Clyde, Kansas, were married in May. 


John Helm Davidson, and Miss Juanita Kabler, of Hannibal, Mo., 
were married on June 27. 


Guy O. MacFarlane, '01, and Miss Elizabeth Adams, of Woodlawn. 
Cal., were married in July. 


Melvoin J. Yoran and Miss Helen Granger, of Manchester, Iowa, 
were married in July. Bros. Clarence Yoran and Chas. L. Leigh were 
among the attendants. 

Mrs. Jennie Barclay HopklDB, beloved wife of Founder Hopklna. died 
at Mablevale, Ark.. Feb. 8, 1905. after a lingering Illness of nearly three 
years. Mrs. Hopkins was a native of VirRinia, having been bom at 
Lexington, Va.. in 1849. She was married to Bro. Hopkins November 9, 
1870, and went direct to Little Rock, Ark. with her husband. Mr. 
Hopkins was a.t that time engaged In the real estate business there. 
They moved to Mablevale, Ark., in 1871. and she lived there until her 
death. She was buried in the Old Martin grave yard. 

Mrs. Hopkins was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, and 
was also Identified with the order of the Eastern Star, being at the 
time Grand Matron, and later Grand Secretary, she had to resign 
from the latter office on account of HI health. 

The Sigma Nu Fraternity extends its sympathy to Bro. Hopkins and 
his family. No one watched the growth of Sigma Nu with more pride 
than did MrB. Hopkins. She was a sympathizer and a sister to Sigma 
Nu in Its Infancy, and was thoroughly familiar with Its growth. 
Nothing gave her more pleasure than to talk with some one of the 
early days at the V. M. I. When Bro. Hopkins' memory would fall 
him on certain incidents he would nearly always ask her about them, 
for she remembered them all '. 

Mrs. Ht^klns is survived by her husband, three sons and a daughter, 
MlsB Bessie. They all live with their father except the oldest son, 
Barclay, wbo is engaged In business In Little Rock. 


[Masonic Trowel, Little Rock, Feb. 1905.] 

Sister Hopkins departed this life at her home In Mablevale, February 
8, 1905. She had been an Invalid for the past two years, and her death 
was hastened by a severe cold. Sister Hopkins was born in Lexington, 
Va., September 23, 1848, and married J. F. Hopkins November 9, 1870. 
They came to Mablevale In 1S74, where they have since resided. She 
is survived by her husband, one daughter, Miss Bessie, and three sons. 
Sister Hopkins was a zealous member of the O. E. S. At the session 
of the Grand Chapter of lS9a she was appointed Grand Ruth. At the 
next seBslon she was elected Associate Grand Matron. At the aesslon 
of 18B4 ihe WBB Appointed to make ttte report on Foreign Cgrreapond- 
•BOS. JU Ute HMloa of 18BS ibe vu elMttd Onud Httrao, »d4 

6d t£ttA OP stoitA m 

no one ever honored that high office more than she. Such was her 
popularity that she was re-elected in 1896. At the close of her second 
year as Grand Matron she was chosen to the responsible and arduous 
place of Grand Secretary, which position she held until the session of 
1902, when she asked to be relieved because of her declining health. 

No truer, sweeter spirit has ever lived among us than Sister Hopkins. 
Her life has been a benediction to the world, and her works do follow 
her. Her frail body rests in the country graveyard, but her noble 
spirit lives in glorious strength and beauty in the home of the blest. 
My sympathy goes out to the bereaved husband and the daughter and 
sons. G. T. 


Sioux City, la., April 25.— That Merrill A. Call, of Soiux City, was 
killed by Mexican soldiers and not by Yaqui Indians in the massacre 
in the State of Sonora, Mexico, Jan. 29, is the charge of A. F. CaU» 
father of the young mining engineer, who will file a claim for indemnity 
for the death of his son with the Mexican government. Call has had 
a personal representative making investigations in Mexico ever since 
the massacre, in which four mining engineers were killed. 

"I have unquestioned proof," said Call, "that the Yaqui Indians had 
nothing whatever to do with the murderous assault upon the party 
of Americans. The Yaquis are on friendly terms with the Americans, 
and are more trustworthy than the Mexican soldiery'. Many of the 
Mexican soldiery are convicts, having been consigned to the army in- 
stead of to prison after being convicted of crimes. They make a prac- 
tice of murdering Americans and accusing the Indians. 

"The Mexicans, so I have just learned, capture innocent, hardwork- 
ing Yaquis employed in the mines and torture them by pulling their 
arms out of Joint with horses until they confess to crimes committed 
by Mexicans, and then shoot them on the spot. Then dispatches are 
sent out of the county that Indians committed the crimes and have been 
captured by brave Mexican soldiers, who secured confessions from 
them and put them to death. 

"The Mexican government invited the investment of American 
capital and nearly $100, 000, 000 is invested in mining properties there. 
These Americans are entitled to protection. It is not the indemnity I 
am after, but the claims will induce a complete investigation by the 
United States government and bring to its attention the awful con- 
ditions down there and how Americans are slaughtered by Mexicans 
and the murders charged against the Indians. 

"Americans, I am told, are leaving the country and abandoning their 
mines. Governor Ysabel of the State of Sonora and his military men 
are aware of these outrages against Americans, and I expect to prove 
it by evidence which I have secured." 

Call is a wealthy attorney here and is president of the Call Fruit 
Company of Corona, Cal. 

biSATttS 69 



"Come then, pure hands, and bear the head 
That sleeps or wears the mask of sleep. 
And come, whatever loves to weep, 
And hear the ritual of the dead." 

Delta Theta has for the fifth time in thirteen years succumbed to 
the unavoidable "Grim Death," by giving up one of her beloved 

, Some twenty-six years ago, on a farm five miles northeast of 
Monmouth, Illinois, was bom Ralph Todd Miller. He stayed on the 
farm and attended a district school until he was nineteen years old, he 
entered the Preparatory Department of Lombard College, at Galesburg, 
Illinois. Soon after. Delta Theta Chapter saw his true worth, and he 
became a Sigma Nu, and was one of her enthusiastic active members 
for six years. 

Prom the time he entered school he was liked by all. Although 
gifted with only ordinary natural ability, yet there was that earnest- 
ness about him, that energetic spirit and that determination which is 
always sure to win. Whatever he undertook, his actions were always 
characterized by those noble qualities. 

While at Lombard he was popular among the students as well as 
among the professors. To his popularity we can attribute nothing else 
than his true worth. 

In the spring of '03 he became an alumnus of Lombard, and entered 
the field of life insurance. In this there was that same determina- 
tion that gave the "stamp of success." 

There was nothing in the business world that could make Brother 
Miller forgot his Fraternity or chapter brother. In the "hours of 
trial" not one could realize the fact that one so strong in character. 
80 pure in heart, was to be with them so short while. 

Many friends paid their last tribute at a large funeral, and Sigma 
Nu's and Masons bore him, with a boquet of the dear white roses over 
him, to his resting place. 

Sweet Sleep be thine, Brother Miller. 



Capt. Charles P. Parker, Artillery Corps, died from acute peritonitis 
at Port Sill. Oklahoma, on September 3. He was bom in Alabama, 
November 16. 1863, and was appointed to West Point from that State 
in 1881. He became a second lieutenant in the Second Artillery in 1885, 
was made the first lieutenant in the First Artillery in 1892, was trans- 
ferred to the Second Artillery in 1893, and was promoted to captain. 
Fourth Artillery in 1900. He was graduated from the Artillery School 
in 1896. Capt. Parker served as professor of military science and 
tactics at the Clinton Liberal Institute, at Fort Plain, N. Y., from 
September, 1891 until September, 1892, and was then on duty at 
▼ariouB places until March, 1897, when he was stationed at Governors 

|p)aii4i M a member of tbe board of refulation of lea coast artillery 


fire. He was on duty as aide-de-camp to Gen. Rogers from May until 
October, 1898, serving in Porto Rico in July and August in that year. 
In Sepetember, 1898, he was in Cuba, making observations, and traveled 
about 2,000 miles in company with Capt. Andrew S. Rowan, Nineteenth 
Infantry, the officer who "took the message to Garcia." From Septem- 
ber until December, 1899, he was on duty in connection with procuring 
material for the manufacture of thorite, and in shipping it to Manila, 
later sailing for the Philippines, where he was on special duty in the 
Ordnance Department. Capt. Parker was adjutant of the School of 
Submarine Defence, at Fort Totten, in 1903, and later became an in- 
structor of that school. His death will promote First. Lieut. Edward 
Hill, Artillery Corps, to a captaincy. — N. Y. Evening Post, Sept. 9. 

Deceased was a brother of Jno. S. Parker, attorney, a prominent 
New York Sigma Nu, of old Theta. 


Frank Scott Smith, who joined in May, 1900, died May, 1904. He 
was postmaster at Union Point, Ga. 


(See Cut.) 

It is of sad things that I write the Delta to-day. 'Tis to tell you of 
the death of Bro. Randolph Mackey, of Beta Xi, (our first deceased 
brother). Soon after graduating in June, 1904, Bro. Mackey accepted 
a position with the Brown Shoe Co., at St. Louis, only to be permitted 
to know good health a few weeks. In July he was confined to his bed, 
in August came to Colorado with his mother and sister, hoping to be 
benefited in health, but gradually weakened until May 13th, when he 
died. Bro. Mackey leaves a mother and sister and a host of friends 
to monm his death. 

In writing of him I am reminded of Bro. Harry Junk, (Nu and Beta 
Nu) a like man of character, a true friend, pure and noble. Every one 
loved and respected him. He was an uncomplaining sufferer to the 
last Seldom despondent in his long sickness, always appreciative, 
and ever ready to make life brighter for his friends. He was Just 
21 at the time of his death, and his loss to the Fraternity can not be 
estimated. Had he been permitted to live he would have been a power 
for Sigma Nu. Fortunately we have some good Sigs here who were 
pall bearers. Not until the last earth was rounded over his body did 
they leave the grave. 

This is the first Brother Sigma Nu's funeral that I have had the sad 
duty of attending, and to me it was more like a member of my own 

We appreciate more the bonds of brotherhood the more we know of 
Sigma Nu. I am sending photograph of Bro. Mickey, which I hope 
will reach you in time for the Delta. I am. 

Fraternally yours 

Na 3, BeU Xi» 1894. 

puoMOi CkdonulOi June 10. 

bSATMS 61 

George Hiram Avann, who joined Dec. 1, 1896, died March 4, 1904. 


"Randolph Mackey is dead. Last Saturday In Pueblo the slow, in- 
exorable hand of consumption closed down and his spirit fled. And 
oh! — ^but it's just the old question of why? Why should he, just 
graduated from William Jewell, one of the brightest, one of the best, 
one of the most loved, of us all, be singled out, and not some of 
us poor, failing ones who mourn for him?" Randolph was Dr. Greene's 
private secretary during his last year in school and for the four 
previous years was his stenographer, commenceing at fifteen. During 
all that time he was the support of his mother, his sister and himself. 
He was an honor man without a peer in school, first orator, ''student" 
editor-in-chief three years, inter-collegiate debator, forward on the 
basket ball team — the list is too long to finish. Withal he was a 
practical Christian, and Mr. Greene, who knew him best, summed up 
his character by saying that nothing good about him could be expressed 
too strongly. 



Iota Chapter, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Howard College, East Lake, Ala. 

Whereas, it hath pleased our Heavenly Fathe**, who doeth all things 
for the good of His children, to take unto himself our friend and 
brothoi, John Dudley Gordon; be it therefore resolved. 

1. That we, his brothers of Iota Chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, 
have in his death, sustained a deep sorrow and the loss of a true 

2. That we extend to his family our tender and heart-felt sympathy. 

3. That, as a tribute of respect to his memory, we wear the badge 
of mourning for thirty days. 

4. That these resolutions be sent to the family of our brother, and 
that they be published in the Delta of Sigma Nu. 

McQueen morrison, 
manly joiner, 
frank hendon, 



Franklin Hendon, aged 20 years, died June 17, at the home of his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Hendon at Trussville, Ala., after two weeks' 
Illness of typhoid fever. Mr. Hendon had been a student of Howard 
College, where he was a member of the junior class. After the com- 
mencement exercises he went to his home at Trussville and shortly 
after was stricken with fever. His condition grew steadily worse, and 
on Friday the physicians, after a consulation, decided to perform an 
operation. He never rallied from the ordeal of the operation. The 
funeral will take place this morning at 11 o'clock from the Trussville 
Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a member, and will be con- 
ducted by Dr. A. P. Montague, president of Howard College. Mr. Hen- 
don was a remarkably bright young man, and was a fine example of 


high character. He was a member of Iota Chapter, Sigma Nu. Pres- 
ident Montague in speaking of Mr. Hendon's death said: "The Stat^ 
has lost a manly, brave, good and noble young man. As a student he 
was a success, and as a boy he had the friendship of every student and 
every member of the faculty." — Birmingham Age-Herald. 

It seems Iota is having the hardest luck of any chapter of our 
Fraternity. This death, with that of our beloved John Dudley Gordon, 
told of in the May Delta, makes two of our most worthy members who 
have recently passed away. Iota Chapter will miss them for their 
fidelity and untiring energy in her behalf. 


Talladega, Ala. 


Gamma Lambda laments the early death of a man who had but be- 
gun to reap the benefit of initiation. For the first time "The Reaper" 
has been among us, and has singled out Willard Sherman Carleton for 
his victim. With the deepest feeling of consolation for his family, we 
stand by this, our first death, with greater feeling of awe than the 
ordinary. It is the invisible hand of death and the intangible ties of 
brotherhood that is forcing those of us who are left to a greater 
realization of the worth of one another, and especially of the departed 
one, who died July 24, 1905, of tuberculosis. 


RAY, ETA, '96. 

The death of Prof. P. H. Ray, which occurred at the home of his 
mother near Cotton Hill, Ga., Sunday afternoon, after an illness of 
several weeks with typhoid fever, has brought sadness to the hearts 
of many, for this brilliant young man numbered his friends by the 
score. Having chosen teaching as his life work, he attained eminence, 
standing with the foremost educators of the State at the time of his 
death. Moreover, he was a high-toned Christian gentleman, and his 
noble deeds and work for the Master will live after him. — The Liberal- 


John B. Hawes, Eta, '85, is reported to have died "nearly a year ago" 
— ^to quote the language of the postmaster at McBean Depot, Ga. 


Ernest Albert Goodman died July 10, at Sadorus, 111. He was an 
excellent student, widely popular, and an earnest hardworking Sigma 
Nu. He was 1st Sgt., Co. H., 1905 LTniversity Regiment. He was ap- 
pointed a member of the Illio Board for '06. 

C. H. BENT. 



For the third time in the ten years of Gamma Chi's existence as a 
member of the Sigma Nu brotherhood of chapters death has summoned 
a brave and loyal Knight from our circle to leave the battlefields of 
this life. George Raymond Sutherland was drowned on the evening 
of May 29 while bathing in Union Bay, an arm of Lake Washington, as 
results of cramps. Those of our chapter who have gone, before are 
Jack Lindsay who was drowned in the Jane Gray disaster of Cape 
Flattery in 1897, and Guy Robertson, who died in 1903. 

While only a freshman at the university, Ray was one of the strongest 
men in the chapter councils, and was universally popular with the 
student body. Most students who have been such a short time at the 
university as he are little known, either in Fraternity life or in the 
larger life of the institution, but our departed brother had a geniality 
of manner and a strength of character that compelled respect and won 
friendship. The confidence and reliance his Fraternity brothers placed 
in his ability is shown by the fact that two months after Joining he was 
called upon to fill treasurer's and house manager's position. His 
ability and sterling worth were not less appreciated by the student 
body as the fact that he received the highest number of votes cast for 
nuembers of the student board of control revealed. 

Gamma Chi and the University of Washington have lost noble sons 
and true before, and loving hearts have cherished their memories, but 
never in the history of Washington was there such widespread mourn- 
ing as followed the death of Raymond Sutherland. He was the first 
student to meet violent death while the university was in session, and 
the sudden shock seemed to strike to the very heart of the institu- 
tion. For him the first memorial services ever held at the university 
were observed, and hundreds of students filled the chapel to pay their 
last tribute. These services were held at the same hour as the funeral 
services over the body at Ray's home in Walla Walla, where hundreds 
of his fellow townspeople and former classmates at Whitman College 
had assembled. These sincere tributes of love and respect paid by so 
many people, who had felt the helpful influence of his life, were a 
source of comfort to his sorrowing brothers and those to whom close 
contact had bound him with undying bonds of love. 

To mortals is not given understanding of the ways of the Creator, but 
the greatest and noblest souls of all ages have pointed the sorrow- 
stricken soul to the ultimate goodness of all events in this world, for 
all proceed from Him who is the all loving and the allgood. To us who 
loved the departed brother, whose life seemed so full of glorious 
promise, his departue indeed seems a cruel and terrible loss, but again 
we feel the mighty influence of his example, and the thought that many 
a life is richer and stronger for lessons learned from him. and so, 
through the columns of the Delta, we would say to our fellow chapters, 
the alumni and all who are to come after us, that the greatest hope we 
of Gamma Chi can have for our Fraternity is that she may never lack 
sons as noble and loyal as he whose death we mourn. 


Whereas, Our Father in Heaven has called to Himself a beloved 
brother of Gamma Chi Chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity; and 
Whereas, Our Brother, George Raymond Sutherland, during his one 


year in our midst as student and brother, proved himself a young man 
of unselfish and generous character, throwing about him a continual, 
sunshine of inspiring helpfulness; and 

Whereas, These noble qualities of heart and head were recognized 
by the whole student body of the University of Washington when he 
was elected to a position on the Students' Board of Control, and also 
by his brothers in this chapter who chose him for the dual position of 
treasurer and house manager, even during his freshman year; there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, That Gamma Chi Chapter, bowing to the will of the 
Almighty, and with profound gratitude to the faculty of the university, 
to the students at large and the members of ill fraternities and 
sororities represented in this institution, and to members of our 
deceased brother's family, who did all in their power to lighten the 
£.loom that had fallen on our home, hereby give expression to our 
esteem for the departed brother, and to the great sorrow that fills our 
hearts over his loss; and be it further 

Resolved, That Gamma Chi Chapter will ever cherisl' the memory 
of his noble character and his spirit, ever exerted to elevate and 
strengthen our Fraternity ideals and ties of brotherhood. 


DONALD A. Mcdonald, 


On June 29th, at the home of his father. Judge W. O. La Motte. 
John Harrison La Motte, one of Rho's most promising sons, passed 
away. For more than six months he had battled valiantly against the 
dread disease consumption, which finally conquered. His funeral was 
largely attended by the people of two counties. 

John Harrison La Motte was bom in Roanoke, Mo., in 1870. He 
entered the University of Missouri in 1888, from which he was 
graduated in 1892 with high honors. He joined Sigma Nu in December, 
1890. While in school he received many prizes, among them the medal 
for the best oration in the State Inter-collegiate Contest, in which the 
leading colleges of the State took part. He was a member of the 
foot ball team in '91 and '92, and was president of the class of '92. 

After leaving college he entered the wholesale commission business 
in Kansas CJity, and he remained there for three years. This was not 
suited to him, however, and he returned to Missouri University to study 
law. After a year his health failed, and he went to Colorado, where he 
was admitted to the bar. Returning to Missouri, he began the practice 
at his old home, Huntsville, and soon rose to an enviable distinction. 
He was married in 1900 to Miss Nelle Bassett, of Moberly. 

In 1904 he was given the Democratic nomination for prosecuting 
attorney of Randolph county without opposition, an honor never before 
conferred upon anyone, and was elected by an enormous plurality. 
After a short time in office his health again failed, and he was forced 
to turn over the duties of his office to his friend and brother in Sigma 
Nu, Oak Hunter. 

La Motte was a loyal member of the Fraternity and was an honor 
to his parent chapter. He was loved and respected by all who knew 
him, and in his death the Sigma Nu Fraternity as well as the State 
of MlBBouri has suffered a great Iobb. U M. PRICB. 


UiiiveTnly of WaihioglOD: luUted in organiution 
UiuTenitjF of Montuu. 


'00. One of Canma Btta'a chail« mirmhen. 1896. Manager ctrlfbraled F^ 
Tochen' Agency (Rev. H. F. Fiik. D. D.. LL D.. ei-Preiidenr o( N. W. 
Umvenity) 40 Dtarbom St.. CbkagD. 

Delta Tau Delta entered Missouri July 29. 

Alpha Tau Omega will enter Missouri tbie tall. 

Tbeta XI has entered Leliigti and Missouri State. 

PbJ Kappa Ps) and Kappa Alpha Theta entered Texas lasC yei 

At Cornell University there are twenty-eight Greek-letter aocletles. 
Of this number twenty own chapter houses. 

Sigma Phi EpslloD, an extremely youthful but huetllng Fraternity, has 
entered the North Carolina A. & M. and the University ol North 

The Alpha XI Delia Sorority announces the Installation of Iota Alpha 
XI Delta at the University of West Virginia, Morgantown. West 
Virginia, on May 8th, 1905. 

The Arch Chapter of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity announces the 
installation of the Oamma Kappa Chapter at University of Missouri, 
Columbia, Miaaourl, on Saturday, July 29, 1905. 


DurlQg tbe coovention ot the Beta Ttaeta PI, held within the month of 
July In New York City, a charter was granteil tbe petitioners from 
Iowa State College, Ames, la. Sigma Nu was Installed there 1904. 

Kenyon College news has It that Tbeta Delta Chi will revive at 
Kenyon College this year. Theta Delta Chi was at one time the 
hanner Chapter In Kenyon. D. K. B. Psi V., Alpha Delt., Beta Theta 
PI and Delta Tau Delta have chapters there. 

The Delta Tau Delta Chapter at Stevens Institute of Technology 
possesses a working record worthy of pride. Besides owning a flue 
bouse In Hoboken. the Chapter has organized "Delt" chapters at 
Reasellaer Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University and 
Columbia University. (?). 

The I.eland Stanford and California chapters of Kappa Alpha 
(Southern) are making an earnest plea for further extension within 
tbe Western Slates. As one Kappa Alpha Contributor puts it "that 
the old boundary stakes' be pulled up. that we may spread, unfettered, 
the crimson cloth over this land of gold." The writer also names 
the universities of Oregon, Washington and Nevada, and urges a special 
fund to promote the placing of chapters at those places. The members 
of the West Virginia University K. A. Chapter claim hard-pressure on 
account of the anti-northern clause In their constitution. 

Beautiful original design for OfBcial Coat of Arms, by J. Rodes VIley, 
6amma Iota, Lexington, Ky. 

l^irPen drawn sketches are solicited by the Delta In our endeavor 
to select an "Omcial Coat ot Arms." 




[Biographical Sketch — from Lamb's Biographical Dictiouary of the 
United States (Boston, 1903), Vol. vi, p. 99.] 

THOMAS McADORY OWEN, historian, was born in Jonesboro, 
Jefferson county, Alabama, December 15, 1866: son of Dr. William 
Biarmaduke and Nancy (McAdory) Owen: grandson of Thomas and Dolly 
Payne (Williams) Owen, and great-grandson of Marmaduke and Agnes 
(Payne) Williams. Agnes Payne was a first cousin of Dorothy Payne, 
wife of President James Madison. His Owen and Williams ancestors 
were seated in Henrico and Hanover counties, respectively, in 
Virginia, as early as the beginning of the eighteenth century, and his 
McAdory ancester was a Scotch-Irish immigrant from North Ireland to 
South Carolina prior to the Revolutionary war. He was graduated 
from the University of Alabama, A. B. and I-.L. B., 1887, A. M., 1893. 
He was admitted to the bar in 1887, and practiced in Bessemer, Carroll- 
ton and Birmingham, Ala., until March 1, 1901, when he retired from the 
active practice of law and devoted himself to literary pursuits. He was 
married, April 12, 1893, to Marie, daughter of the Hon. John Bankhead. 
He was elected secretary of the Alabama Historical Society, June 21, 
1898; secretary of the Sons of the Revolution in Alabama, April 16. 
1894; and a member of the American Historical Association in 1894. 
He was one of the founders of the Southern History Association of 
Washington, D. C, April 24, 1896; was instrumental in the establish- 
ment of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, located 
in the State capitol at Montgomery, Ala., February 27, 1901, and was 
elected its Director, March 2, 1901, and in July, 1902, issued the first 
number of The Gulf States Historical Magazine, published bi-monthly. 
He edited the Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society (vos. 1 
to 4, 1898-1903,) and the Report of the Alabama History Commission 
(1901).He is the author of a City Code of Bessemer, Alabama (1888); 
Bibliography of Alabama (1897); Bibliography of Mississippi (1900), 
Annals of Alabama, 1819-1900, being an addendum to Pickett's His- 
tory of Alabama (1900); separate genealogies of the Lester, Strother, 
E^ton, Stansel, Lacy, Kelly, Fisher and Ross families: a History of 
the Great Seal of Alabama, and a sketch of Ephrim Kirby, the first 
Superior Court Judge in what is now Alabama. [He received the 
honorary degree of LL .D. from the University of Alabama, June 1, 
1904; and is the founder and first president of the Alabama Library 
Association, organized at Montgomery, November 21, 1904.] 

Unanimously elected Commander-in-chief United Sons of Confederate 
Veterans at Louisville, Ky., June 15, 1905. See cut elsewhere in Delta. 

Rev. Joe Venable, Presbyterian minister at Naptoa, Mo. 

KEITH— In Tlinmonsvnie, S. C, April 5, 1905, Lula Byrd Keith. 
the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Keith, passed into glor?- 
"We asked her lire ol Thee, and Thou gavest It her, even length of days 
forever and ever." She still lives In our Uvea and with God. 


In the columns of the "Christian Observer," of April 12. I noticed 
the above clipping, which may be of Interest to you, in case you have 
not already had some notlflcatlon of the sorrow which has come to our 
Sig brother. Though I do not know Will Keith personally, I hare an 
unusually tender and brotherly feeling for him because of his ready 
response and beautiful letter when 1 was tr>-lng to raise the funds to 
transplant old Zeta at Danville.— W. H. Wilson, Zeta, '98, Smithfleld, 


I. F. Mundy Is practicing law at Cedartown, Ga. A fine man, well 

IRac Richardson, '03, a very enthusiastic Alabama brother, Is at 
1719 13th Ave., Seattle. 

Capt. Bertram T. Clayton. Quartermaster's Department, who, resides 
on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, was stricken with yellow fever 
last Sunday. He has bom In Alabama October 19, 18G2, and was 
appointed to West Point In 1S8S, becoming a second lleutanant in the 
Eleventh Infantry In 1&&G. He resigned hts commission In 18S8. 
During the Spanisb-Atnerican war he was captain of Troop C. New 
York Volunteer Cavalry. In 1901 he was appointed a quartermaster 
with the rank of captain.— N, Y. Evening Post, Sept. 9. 

See notice Hendon's death. 
H. F. Landman le located at Huntsvllle, Ala., box 6G. 



Bizby Willis, new York Life Bldg., Kansas City, offers all brothers 
with spare change a "good thing" in North America Rubber Culture 
Co. stock. 

Lambda's history is rich in noble names. Among them let us in- 
scribe that of A. D. Trumble, of Poolesville, Md. Big of brain, body, 
iMMUrt and soul, he made history for Sigma Nu while at W. & Lee, and 
DOW that he is away his loss is seemingly past computation. 

A notice of the death last January of the wife of Bro. Borden H. 
Burr, Talladega, Ala., was lost together with others. It is not, however, 
too late to pen a line in sad remembrance of that unfortunate oc- 
currence. Bro. Burr while at the New Orleans Grand Chapter wafs 
called home by the sudden illness of his wife, and within a few days 
she was dead. Burr is one of Alabama's brlghest and most promising 
young men. As a collegian at Theta and Lambda, perhaps better 
known at the latter, Burr was a mighty man of valor in Sigma Nu. 
He is one who measures and appreciates the worth of fraternal ism and 
the sacrifices for its ideal. It is a source of strength to any gathering 
to have his bright mind and courageous heart at work for its advance- 
ment In his sorrow may God minister the sweet consolation which 
only the Divine comforter can give in such a bereavement as has 
befallen our beloved brother. 

Major Clarence Wainwright Murphey, a popular figure in the business 
and social circles of New Orleans, since his residence here, where he 
represents a division of the Southern Pacific Railroad, has con- 
spicuously come to the fore recently as a musical composer of marked 
ability. The efforts of Mr. Murphey in a musical field are worthy of 
hearty mention and praise. His last double publication entitled 
"Heartsease" and "Pansies," was played for the first time in public 
Wednesday and Thursday evenings by the West End orchestra, and 
proved its claim as an achievement of exceptional charm and merit. 
The numbers are usually pretty, the themes are stirring and appeal- 
ing in their poetic interpretation, with a pure harmony and a skillful 
development of the technique. "Pansies" (an Ave Maria), will be sung 
shortly at some of the churches, when the vocal rendition will prove 
an added feature to the interpretation of this worthy composition. 
Mr. Murphey last year received the appointment of major on Gov. 
Blanchard's staff — N. O. Times-Democrat, July 30. 

Clem Akerman has a professorship at Texas State University. 


Burton P. Sears spent his vacation at work at Chillicothe, O., with 
his uncles, Bros. Clarence and Walter Sears. Burton says, June ir»: 
"I left Nu with bright prospects for next year, for we are expecting 
to have 16 men in the house next fall." 

7b DELTA OP StditA Ktf 


Mr. John E. Gibson, one of the best known and most successful news- 
paper men in the State is in the city. Mr. Gibson is now connected 
with the firm of Hunter, Pearce & Battey, of Savannah, cotton and 
fertilizers, in the capacity of traveling representative. He is always 
gladly greeted by his friends while in Macon. — Macon, Ga., Telegraph, 
June 28. 


H. A. Collier, '05, has opened a law office in Columbia, Mo. 

R. B. Price, Jr., *04, has returned from his vacation in the East. 

Dear old Guy L. V. Emerson has been elected cashier of the Silverton, 
Col., National Bank. There's a Sig for you, gentlemen! 

Robt. B. Harshe, '00, an art student of Columbia University, has taken 
the Chair of Art in Missouri University for the coming year, in the 
absence of the head professor. 

John D. McNeely, *97, prosecuting attorney of St. Joseph, has 
made an enviable record, and has been highly complimented for his 
enforcement of the law by Gov. Folk. 

Oak Hunter, '99, will probably be appointed prosecuting attorney of 
Randolph county to succeed Bro. La. Motte, '92 (an account of whose 
death appears elsewhere in this Delta). 

John E. Bishop, '93, a prominent attorney of St. Louis, has been 
enjoying his vacation, making an extended automobile tour of the State. 
He visited the chapter house while in Columbia. 

W. W. Garth, Jr., '99, will open the largest grocery store in Columbia 
on September 1st. He expects to show his loyalty to the Fraternity 
by furnishing the chapter house goods at cost*. 

Dr. Ewing C. Guthrie, '86, one of our most enthusiastic alumni, is 
meetin with marked success in the practice of medicine in Columbia, 
Mo. His home is directly opposite our chapter house, and his fre- 
quent visits are a source of inspiration. 

Rho Chapter is seriously considering the feasibility of having a 
grand re-union of all of her alumni, over 150 of whom are living. We 
think that this will revive interest both in the Fraternity in general 
and especially in our chapter. If we can get a sufficiently large 
number to come, we are going to carry it through. 



The men of the Sigma Xu Fraternity of Vanderbil*: gave a hand- 
somely appointed banquet and dance at the University Club last night, 
which was one of the interesting events of the week in college circles. 
The guests were seated at a table in the form of an H. decked with 
bouquets of roses, carnations and daisies, and garlands of old gold and 
black ribbon were also effectively used in the adornment of the apart* 


ment A delightful menu of twelve courses was served. The congenial 
company was chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ambrose and Mr. 
Charles Frizzell. Alumni members present were: Gen. Harvey Han- 
nah and Dr. R. E. Fort; and others present were Misses Sophia and 
Rosa Ambrose, Elanor Herriges, Guill, Lee Logan, Elizabeth Basker- 
ville, Elizabeth Kline, Forde; Gibson of Arkansas; Hays of Iowa; 
Hortense Given, Evleyn Brown, Marie McMillin Brown, Grace Cooper, 
Vema Colby of Texas; Messrs. Harry Ambrose, Booth, Price, Webb, 
Hoye, Redmond, Bryan, Hughes, Christian, Eatherly, Frantz, Weather- 
holt, Damon, Clifton and Clark. 


C. W. Flynn with La. Crop Pest Commission, box 583, Shreveport. 

The opening of the La. State University has been postponed to Nov. 
Ist on account of yellow fever. I am quarantined down here on the 
Hffississippi coast, and could not get home if I were shot out of a 
cannon. Honestly the quarantine restrictions are decidely worse than 
the fever. 

Phi's prospects are very bright for next session. We are going to 
have the best chapter in our history — Dudley L. Weber, Waveland, 
Miss., Sept. 23. 

Charles K. Fuqua, of Baton Rouge, State Immigration Agent, has 
tendered his resignation to J. G. Lee, commissioner of Agriculture and 
Immigration, and the same has been accepted, Mr. Fuqua sent in his 
resignation several days ago, but no authoritative statement in regard 
to the matter could be secured until this afternoon, when the official 
announcement was made that the resignation of Mr. Fuqua had been 
tendered, and that it had been accepted by the Commissioner. The 
resignation took effect to-day. Commissioner Lee, in his letter accepting 
the resignation, expressed his appreciation of Mr. Fuqua's official service. 
It is understood that Mr. Fuqua resigned to accept a more lucrative posi- 
tion of the same character with an association of business interests, 
and that he will continue his immigration work, which, under the 
Board of Agriculture and Immigration, has been highly successful. 


C. C. Nye has been promoted to desk of city-editor Des Moines 
Register- Leader. 

The Central Christian Advocate speaks in high terms of the deceased 
wife of Bro. Homer Wroten: "Mrs. Homer Wroten was born in Tipton, 
la., April 6, 1874, and died Thursday, April G, 1905, lacking only five 
days of being thirty-one years old. She was the fifth child of Mr. and 
Mjs. W. B. Reeder. Mrs Worten was a graduate of Cornell College, 
Mount Vernon, la., in the class of 1899. Two years later she won the 
master's degree in arts. .Tune 22, 1904, she was united in marriage 
with Rev. Homer Wroten." 

Bro. G. W. Wood, of Rolston, la., ever mindful of the Delta's interests. 
sent in the Advocate's more extended notice of this sad affliction of our 
good brother Wroten. 

t2 P£LtA OP STOMA Ntr 

Another Iowa boy has been advanced to the front in the person of 
Prof. L. A. Blue, Ph, D., of Morningslde College of Sioux City, who goes 
to the chair of Latin at the head of the girl's Latin class at Woman's 
College at Baltimore. This is the only exclusive woman's College of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church in America, and the position comes 
unsolicited and as a surprise to Professor Blue, who has made a success 
as professor of English and Christian literature at Souix City for several 
years. Professor Blue is a native Hawkeye, having been bom at Belle 
Plaine thirty-five years ago. He attended Cornell College, graduating 
therefrom and from Chicago LTniversity, later attending Pennsylvania 
Umiversity, where he graduated and received the title of Ph. D. He 
was first admitted to the bar and practiced law for a time, and has 
studied theology and is a splendid pulpit orator of the Methodist 
denomination. He is a member of the Northwest Iowa Conference, 
and his father was one of the lay delegates to the Methodist General 
Conference held at Los Angeles in 1904. J. D. Blue, his father, for 
years was a successful Belle Plaine merchant, and for a number of 
years has been a general agent of the Northwestern Life Insurance 
C-ompany of Milwaukee, and is as well known here as at his home In 
Belle Plaine, where he resides. 

^ P8I. 

R. T. S. Steele, '91, stumbled into a bunch of Sigma Nus at Lex- 
ington, Ky., recently and was tendered a dinner by the State College 
Chapter. Present also was the editor of the Delta. Bro. Steele is 
Treasurer of the Cochran Coal Co., Williamsport, Pa., where he 
married, in 1901, the beautiful Miss Margaretta Tinsman. Steele 
is a lovable fellow and carries his Delta membership card besides 
which makes alumni generally more attractive! 


A. Evens has entered Corwin's law office in Greencastle. 

The Rev. John Mitchell Harper, of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, has 
decided to accept a call to the East, and he will retire May 1, so says 
a "News" item from Columbus, Indiana. 

The members of the Home Presbyterian Church will give a reception 
to the pastor, the Rev. A. L. Duncan, and Mrs. Duncan, in the church 
parlors this evening — Indianapolis News, Sept. 13, 1905. 

Mrs. H. A. Church and son, Allen Church, wife and son of Bro. 
Herbert Church, Methodist pastor at Garnett, Kansas, have been in 
Greencastle, Ind., attending a reunion of Mrs. Church's family. 

"Please send my summer Delta to the address below. Will subscrib 
soon for the Delta for the following year as I can't be without it and 
be loyal Sigma Xu. — Roy L. Davidson, 518 X. Illinois, Indianapolis, 

Harry Maxwell and Dunlop attended the last frat meeting of Beta 
Beta last year, and had a pleasant time. With one Phi Beta Kappa 
and two scholarship winners out of four seniors, the boys seemed to 

be dolni; finely. 


Herman Swinhart, Bloomfleld, O., visited A. C. Crews and family 
yesterday. Mr. Swinehart is a graduate of DePauw, and this year has 
been elected as superintendent of the city schools at Bloomfleld. — 
Greencastle Banner, Aug. 25, 1905. 

An article on tithing was published in the Christian Advocate of 
recent date from the pen of Rev. Howard D. Wright. The present 
Chief Justice of the Ky. Court of Appeals, Judge Peyton Hobson, 
practices "tithing," and has lectured upon it. 

The American Bee Journal, the oldest bee paper in America and the 
only weekly devoted to that profession, contains, in the June 22, 1905, 
issue, a two column article by Bro. Dane S. Dunlop on the definition 
of honey, a subject which has been agitating beedom lately. 

Mrs. A. D. Dorsett and daughter, Dorothy, recently visited in Green- 
castle, Ind.. from Baraboo, Wisconsin, where Bro. Dorsett is in the news- 
paper business. While in Greencastle lightening struck the house 
where the Dorsetts were, doing considerable damage to the house, but 
fortunately the occupants escaped with nothing worse than a fright. 

D. S. Dunlop seems to have become as enthusiastic a penman gn 
agricultural matters as he was formerly on Delta topics. Contributions 
from his ink-bottle have appeared in the American Bee Journal, Rural 
Bee-Keeper, Gleanings in Bee Culture, and Farm and Home. (He 
easily could edit any of these — Edr.) 

"My dear Brother Woods — Your good letter of the 1st reached me all 
safe, and I was glad to hear from you and to live over again those 
happy days in Indiana. I am happy in the work which I am doing and be- 
leive that there is a bright future for me here, and hope to add a little 
to the brightness of Sigma Nu. Thank you for the kind words of your 
letter. I will try to make the future but a fulfilling of your trust and 
confidence in me. I will take the interest in Fraternity affairs which 
you suggest and throw myself into the affairs with the best that Is in 
me. — Paul Mansfield Spencer," Denver, Col. 

President Hughes Wednesday in chapel announced the recognition 
that has recently been accorded to Harlan H. York, of the class of '02. 
Mr. York has been given a fellowship in the department of Biology in 
Columbia University, the income of which is |650. The position is a 
competitive one, and the selection of Mr. York out of a group of forty- 
five applicants, is certainly a recognition of Mr. York's ability. Here's 
our hand to York — Greencastle Banner, Apr. 28, 1905. 

Bro. York held a scholarship at Ohio State University this past year. 
As shown elsewhere Beta Beta graduates of this June also win scholar- 


"Met Bros. Reed and Wheeler in Pittsburg. Dined at the Henry 
House and had a good time. Bro. Reed saw my badge while I was 
on the street. Hailed me and showed me the most fraternal courtesy. 
Both are from Purdue University, and to meet such fellows makes 
you realize that Sigma Nu is worth while."— Albert H. Wilson, Beta 


74 DMitA OP stoitA mr 


''Just received word that I had been elected as a teacher in St. 
John's Military Academy, located in Milwaukee, at a handsome salary. 
I am very glad to get off of the road, and it will give me a chance 
to get back into the Fraternity work, if I can not get into alumni 
association in Chicago. I am not sure if there is one in Milwaukee. If 
there is please put me next to it. I am quite anxious to become active 
once more as there may be something that I can do to help the cause 
along.— W. O. Weaver." 

A. H. Wilson is Junior Pastor of the "Church of Our Savior;" ad- 
dress, 5 W. 125th St., New York City. He will study sociology la 
Columbia, and push Sigma Nu eastward and upward! 


Russell I. Tolson, attomey-at-law and secretary Executive Board 
Y. M. C. A., Payette, Mo. 


"I spent the evening with our fellows at Iowa City, and found them a 
loyal crowd. They were just getting over a "house party" and were 
well tired out, but loud in their expressions of satisfaction over the 
success of the venture. It is a pleasure to meet with the fellows when 
you are traveling, and I found always that a Sig was ever ready to do 
all in his power to make one comfortable and at home. Should I 
settle here in Colorado I hope to take an active part in the life of the 
Fraternity, and do my part to forward the cause of Sigma Nu in 
this Queen City of the plains" — Rev. Paul Mansfield Spencer, Beta 


The memory of Junk is revived by a tribute paid to Randolph 
Mackey. See under Deaths. 

Earl D. Roebuck, 527 N. Negley Ave., Pittsburg, with Carnegie Steel 
Company. Met dozen Sigs and expects them to have weekly luncheon 


Rev. W. F. Ripley is located at Eldred, Colo., "until further notice." 
A fine brother is this, whom the Editor met at Louisville Baptist 
Theological Seminary a year ago. 

Following are some of honors and records won by the group of Beta 
Xi brothers shown elsewhere in this issue: 

W. P. Browning, '06— Art editor of William Jewell Student, '05-'0C; 
art editor of junior annual. The Tatler.l •04-'05. 

Victor G. Gamett, *05,— Editor-in-chief William Jewell Student, '03: 
winner of Clark Prose Medal and Rider Poetry Medal, '02-'03; inter- 
collegiate debater, *04-'05. 

Marvin A, Burch, '05— Center in Basket Ball Team, '01, '02, '03, '04, 


*05; half-back on Foot Ball Team. *02-'03; captain and half-back, 
*03-'04; manager and half-back, '04-*05; winner all-around athletic 
championship, '02-*03; best basket ball center in the Middle West, 
captain Track Team '05. 

N. W. Strumm, *05— Left tackle on Foot Ball Team. •03-'04, '04-'05. 

D. E. Killam, '05 — Captain and quarter-back on Foot Ball Team, 
'02-'O3: right end, '03-'04; inter-society, debater, '02-'03; inter-collegiate 
debater, •03-'04, '04-'05. 

H. T. Trotter, '06— Left end on Foot Ball Team, '02-'03, '03-'04, '04-'05. 

J. A. Guthrie, Jr., '06 — Business manager of Junior annual, "The 
Tatler," '04-'05. 


We have paid oft every cent we owe, and next year we will be on 
"easy street." — Thos. G. Young, retiring reporter — [and a fine one too 
—Ed. Delta]. 


Irving L. Rich, who has ever been a staunch friend of Sigma Nu in 
the East, is now at Montclair, Col. 

C. A. Smith is spending the summer at his home in West Rutland. 
He contemplates going with Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co. in the 
fall; "Perk" is in the employ of the Lake Champlain Transportation 
Company on the Steamer Vermont; Gamble is in Burlington doing 
research work at the State Experiment Station, he is considering tak- 
ing post-graduate work next year; "Willie" Simpson is traveling in 
New Hampshire for an Ohio firm; I. Cassius Cobb is at his home in 
Westford. following agricultural pursuits; "Jimmie" Mason is in the 
mercantile business in Randolf; H. S. Read is at his home in Essex 
Junction when he isn't in camp at Thompson's Point on Lake Cham- 
plain; G. F. Reed is in the drafting department of the General Electric 
Company, Schenectady, N. Y.; J. C. Reed is book-keeper with the 
Reed Coal Company, Fair Haven, Vt.; Sheldon is at home in Fair 
Haven; R. H. Smith is whiling away the summer days at home on 
Wilsboro Point on Lake Champlain; Whitcomb and Bartholomew are 
spending the season at the Prospect House, Lake Bomoseen, Vt.; 
IngersoII, French and Rawson are at their homes in Essex Junction. 
Concord and Newport, respectively; Kingman, ex-'06, is pay station 
inspector for the New England Telephone Company; Holmes, ex-'OO, is 
draftsman with the Patch Manufacturing Company, Rutland, Vermont; 
Mr. and Mrs. Holmes have a little daughter; a son has been born to 
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Aiken, '01; L. P. St. Cyr, '00, has recently accepted 
a position as chief draftsman on gas engines with the Buckeye Engine 
Company, Salemi. Ohio; J. T. and J. E. leaver are with the New York 
Central Railroad Company. Their address is 155 W. 126th street. 
New York City; C. B. Griswold, '01, instructor in shop work at 
Clemson College, S. C, is spending the summer in Burlington; Barker, 
*04, who has finished a successful year as instructor in electrical 
engineering in the University, is about to go with the Crocker-Wheeler 
Company as Publicity Engineer. It is with keen regret that we see 

"3ark" leave our midst. He has ever been an able and tireless 


worker, a devoted and loyal Slg, and an inspiration to high fraternity 
ideals. May he have the success which he deserves in his new field. 
His headquarters will be at the head office of the company in East 
Orange, N. J. 


At Beta Tau*s initiation last week they initiated six new men, two 
of whom I know personally to be very fine fellows. While I did not 
know the others, from all I have heard about them they will make 
very good men. I was very glad to get several of the Raleigh alumni 
to go with me to the initiation. I think it will be a very good thing 
for Beta Tau to be constantly associated with the Raleigh alumni-^ 
Geo. M. MacNider, Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 12. 

"I wish to say that the boys of Beta Tau at N. C. A. & M. College, 
during the college year just closed, certainly made a most remarkable 
and very enviable record: Eight men out of eleven on the regular foot 
ball team is, I know, something unheard of and never before accom* 
plished by any chapter of any Fraternity anywhere. May their good 
work continue and cause other of our chapters to follow their splendid 
example." — Past Vice Regent, W. L. Kemp, Atlanta. 



'Beta Upsilon starts out this year with fine prospects, with a good 
number of good men, full of enthusiasm, and nicely domiciled in a good 
house, in full running order. I see the boys frequently, and our rela- 
tions and ideas of Fraternity work harmonize completely.*' — J. R. Riggs. 


Dr. W. H. Grothers, eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, room 313 
Parrott Bldg., 855 Market St., San Francisco. 


Paul K. McKenney, with Atlanta Compound Go., 575 Marietta St., 

Melden Henley, of Philadelphia American League Glub, shut out 
St. Louis without a hit or a run. Henley is a Southerner. — Pittsburg 

The Atlanta Journal, July 25, says: 

Jasper, Pickens county, Georgia, startled all balldom Saturday after- 
noon when Weldon Henley, known as the Jasper phenom, cut loose the 
second no-hit and no-run battle of the year. The Georgian trimmed 
St. Louis 6 to 0, and not a Brownie landed on him for a safe crack 
during the battle. Bernard Koehler was among those who went to a 
hitless defeat. The most unique part of the occurrences is that this 
victory was the second of the year for Henely in eight try-outs. All 
the season he has been the victim of hard luck or has been rapped 
consistently, and then to suddenly whirl and cut lose such spectacular 
flinging is among the big surprise of the year. For some time past 

rmnori tav^ beea afloat ia local dlgglags that Weldon would soon wear 


an Atlanta uniform, but this brilliant exhibition will doubtless send 
these wild reports to the prickly cactus for keeps. No, gentle reader, 
you can bank your last quarter that Mr. Henely will not debut in our 
midst this campaign, at least. Jess Tannehil, early in the year, blanked 
Chicago without a hit. The Bostonian's performance was the first 
hitless melee of the major league season, Henley's being the second 
occurrence along this line. 


Well does the editor remember the night of the installation, about 
ten years ago, of Gamma Beta, whose charter members were put 
through the most strenuous and at times harsh stunts en route to the 
shrine of the Fraternity. That night the editor chose Ernest Olp from 
the lot as his bedfellow at the Hotel, and ever afterwards felt for that 
lovable and devoted brother a feeling of affectionate interest. He was 
a model officer and worker in the ranks. After a brilliant and laborious 
career in college he went to England, and since has been leading a 
useful and honorable career. He worked his way wholly tli tough his 
college course having been left without parents at nine \fter his 
graduation from Northwestern University in June, 1900, as has been 
stated, he spent about five months abroad, and upon his return became 
private secretary to the Division Manager of the Standard Oil Co. at 
Chicago. He remained in this position for a little over three years, 
when he resigned to take up school advertising work, becoming 
manager of the Educational Department of the People's Companion, and 
manager of The People's Educational Bureau. In this work, principally 
through advertising, he secured a large number of scholarships In all 
kinds of schools and colleges that are sold at liberal reductions, or, as 
has often been the case, given to the students for work that they 
could do. Bro. Olp recently accepted an offer to become co-manager 
with Rev. H. F. Fisk, D. D., LL. D., of The Fisk Teachers* Agency, 
Chicago. As he was for over four years private secretary to Dr. Fisk 
while in college, it will mean the renewal of what was a most pleasant 
association. The business is to supply schools and colleges all over 
the country with teachers, and to secure positions for teachers. They 
are thus able to be of very special service both to teachers and to 
schools. Bro. Olp's picture is in this issue. 


College begins on the 20th inst. Gamma Gamma will have double 
the men to begin with than any other frat in school will have. Every- 
thing looks good at the University of Michigan also — Guy W. Kimball, 
Sept. 14. 


Will E. Ryan, assistant on engineering staff, Portland Gold Mining 
Co., Victor, Col. 


"Coates and I took dinner with Sibson last week, and we had a 
very enjoyable time."— Thos. G. Young, University Pennsylvania. 


Inspector Sibson visited McGill University, Montreal, in May. He 
sensibly endorses it for Sigma Nu. The Delta's editor visited it two 
years ago, and likewise then urged its entrance. 



'Ernest L. Williams announces that he has purchased the law 
library and succeeds to the business and practice of the late Calvin 
E. Reed, and will continue the general practice of law at the offices 
formerly occupied by Mr. Reed at 408-409-410 Kittridge Building (tele- 
phone 2704), Denver, Colorado. Special attention will be given to 
Mining and Irrigation law, and to practice before the appellate courts." 


H. D. Buchanan is practicing law in Seattle. 

L. L. Coleman (Chi and Gamma lambda) is with the C. & N. W. R. R. 
at Caspar, Wyoming. 

W. O. Hotchkiss, '03, has been re-appointed instructor in Mineralogy 
and Geology at the University. 

Ray Owen. *04, has been appointed to an instructorship in surveying 
at the University of Wisconsin. 

J. H. Rodgers (Gamma Beta and Gamma Lambda) is prospecting in 
the mines at Hedley, British Columbia. 

Augustus James Rogers, Jr., is farming on the northern peninsula of 
Michigan, near a little town called Beulah. 

Robert Benton Holt (Sigma and founder of Gamma Lambda) is 
still teaching in the Milwaukee High Schools. 

Godfrey W. Barney, '05. was awarded a fellowship in Greek at the 
University, which carries with it some missionary work in the city. 

Francis M. Murphy, *04, was elected professor of Electrical Engineer- 
ing at Highland Park, Des Moines, Iowa. He left a position wit a the 
Municipal Light and Power Co. of Fennimore to accept the chair. 

C. M. Rood returned after the holidays full of the National Conven- 
tion. He claims that the Sigs are the best ever, and says that the 
. trip and experience was afltting close to his college life. It is only 
every other year that a chapter has the privilege of hearing the report 
of the delegates from two conventions. About the time we had begun 
to appreciate Rood's trip, Eskuche came back from Ann Arbor and 
told us of the Fifth Division Convention. Brother Eskuche entertained 
the bunch for a full hour with his inimitable narrative of the trip, 
the street car ride and the work of the convention. We held our annual 
banquet on June 2nd. and celebrated the anniversary of our installa- 
tion by toasts and speeches from most of the men. 

Item in Gamma lota's letter of interest tQ Gamma Mu, 





'Gamma Nu most assuredly knows how to play the host, and the 
delegates to the Fifth Division Convention of 1905 will look back upon 
their visit to Ann Arbor as one of the most delightful events of their 
lives. A formal dance was given to the delegates the night of their 
arrival; and during the remaining convention time, whether at the 
track meet, at the banquet in Detroit, or back again at the Chapter 
House, the Gamma Nu boys never relaxed in their generosity and 
thoughtfulness." — E. S. Bastin, Gamma Rho. 

The county commissioners yesterday elected Mr. Edward G. Hoffman 
county attorney, to succeed Mr. N. D. Doughman, who resigned to ac- 
cept the position of assistant general counsel for the Lake Shore & 
Michigan Southern Railway, and who has moved to Cleveland. There 
were two candidates for the place, Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Charles M. 
Niezer, Commissioners Gribel and Tonkel voted for M. Hoffman and 
Commissioner Hockemeyer for Mr. Niezer. Mr. Hoffman is one of the 
ablest attorneys at the bar, although he has been practicing but a few 
years. His appointment is a very popular one, and is generally com- 
mended by the mature attorneys, who have recognized the talent Mr. 
Hoffman has shown. The appointee was bom and reared on a farm in 
Springfield township, and his father is one of the best known farmers in 
the county. Edward was educated in the common schools, afterwards 
took a normal course and was a teacher for several years. He then 
entered the University of Michigan, where he became distinguished 
as a brilliant student and as a leader in the oratorical classes. In his 
senior year he was selected to represent Michigan University in the 
inter-university oratorical contest in New York, and what is more he 
won the prize. Mr Hoffman is a member of the partnership of Ballou 
& Hoffman, one of the best known and rising young legal firms of the 
city. They have built up a large practice, and Mr. Hoffman has 
become recognized as one of the most competent members of the 
fraternity. — Fort Wayne, Ind., paper. 


W. E. Albig, '04, has been re-appointed principal of the Elizabeth, Pa. 
public schools for the ensuing year, with an increase in salary. 

R. S. Cotton, *04, and W. E. Scott, '04, have been teaching during the 
past year; they no doubt are spending the summer at their homes. 

J. T. Dunbar, *05, is in the employ of the American Consolidated 
Telegraph and Telephone Company, with headquarters in Chicago. 

J. O. Stewart, '05, has accepted an apprenticeship with the Westing- 
house Company, and Is now at work in one of its plants near Pitts- 

Both S. W. Douglas, '04, and D. E. Cuppett, '04, are developing 
lucrative practices as lawyers. C. F. Amos, '05, has entered the law 
office with Bro. Douglas at Wheeling, and is practicing with him. 

C. H. Ambler, '05 is spending most of the summer at his home in 
St. Mary's, and is incidentally making ready to enter upon his studies 


as a scholar in tbe University of Wisconsin (see cut and chapter 


Homer B. Annis is touring Europe. 

Harry H. Blodgett, '05, is traveling in Iowa. 

Harry C. Cobb has returned to his home in Galesburg, 111. 

Bros. Johnson and Emrick, both *0o, live and work in Chicago. 

Edson S. Bastin, '05, works on the U. S. Government Survey at 
Rockland, Me. 

Henry I. Flanders, '04, came over from Detroit to spend several days 
with us at the time of the Conference Meet. 

Carl J. Bevan is spending the summer in Atlanta, 111., but expects 
to be in Chicago and live in the house this fall. 

W. W. Garth, Jr., an old Rho man, of Columbia, Mo., and I visited 
the Chicago University chapter recently. They are certainly loyal 
Sigma Nus, and in their short life of little more than a year have 
made remarkable progress. Sigma Nu should be proud of her young 
and growing chapter. — L. M. Price, Reporter, Rho Chapter, May 29. 


I write to tell you of the baby chapter. Gamma Tau, now six months 
old. It is a healthy infant, this Sigma Nu Baby, and like all healthy 
babies has a goodly mixture of naughtiness and impudence. Like all 
youngsters, she has had everything to learn, and unlike most infants 
she has become older than her years in wisdom. Like all babies of her 
temerity, fearlessness and precocity, she has not escaped many a hard 
knock that would have ended the career of a youth of less determina- 
tion, of less strength of purpose, and of a lesser inheritance. We 
feel that the Sigma Nu child has a great future before it. God save 
its moral character and preserve its success. The history of Gamma 
Tau Chapter might be made to read like a fairy tale. But underneath 
it would still be hidden the untiring effort and unceasing sacrifice that 
made its success so phenomenal. Conceived less than a year ago. 
It found its first realization in a local society of Kappa Phi Beta. Bom 
in a rainstorm several miles away from the university campus, this 
secret society had a beginning not unlike the clandestine inception of 
the second triumvirate on a tiny island in the Rhenus. The story of 
the days of petitioning for a charter is as short as those days were long 
and monotonus and full of anxious forebodings. The presence in the 
university of two old Chi men, Ralph Stanbery and Clarence G. Yoran, 
materially aided our cause, and after that "shagging" which made the 
subsequent Christmas holidays almost a necessity, and which none 
of us ever expect to forget, we were given the glad hand-shake of 
Sigma Nu fellowship, and would have cheerfully gone through another 
initiation Juggernaut. As it is, we are preparing in our leisure, and 
perhaps more evil moments, a menu card of "shagging" stunts suffi- 

W. E. JOHNSTON. Cmm. Kmppa.IN 
Unvaidy ol Colondo. Track Tom '04, 03. CapUin 1903. 
lOOyudduh. IOkc. 220yudduh, 22 1.5KX. Running high iunip. 3 h. 9 in. Run- 
■mi( bnud jump, 21 fl 4 in. 

Right hd( back U. of C. I903-'04i 1904-03. All Colorado R. H. 8. '03.'04: '04. '03 
All WeitaD R. H. B. ■04- '05. 


Wm. Jewell Collegc'i Ciack Cenitt Field. 


Manager Tulane Univenily Ba*e Ball Team. 

A. B.. A. M. 

G.nim.Pi. UruToirtr, W. V>.. 1905. 

1. Sheiifl Pluuoti uuntr, WeM Virgmii 
— 1900: x«uipK nuu who ewi fiW Ak 
paitioa in the SlUe. 

2. Oigaiiizer "Altrcd Guild" (]a. 1902. 
fiom wluch toae/ty CunnH Pi drew ha 
chulet melnbeii. 

3. AuitUDt m Depmitmeot of Hatoy, 
WbI VbnnU UmYcnitr. 1903-5. 

4. Author " E>iifiaDcht»eineol b We« 
Viigiat*," ■ppeahng in "Yale Rnievr,** May 
and Augu*t numben, 190^, 

5. WinDer gnduale icholanhip in Ameri- 
n Hiriory, UnWenity of WbcDDHn. !905.6) 


Gamma Chi. 
Dnnmcd, Lake Waihintfon, May 29. 1905. 






ciently elaborate for the entertainment of our three pledglings as soon 
as school opens in the fall, and for the declaration of the other budding 
"Ski-U-Mahs" which we expect to induce to wear the pledge pin of 
Sigma Nu. We will lose only one member, Ralph Stanbery, by gradua- 
tion, and expect all the other members back this fall. We have oc- 
cupied a fine house since the first of January, and though it has been 
more or less of a financial burdea to furnish the house and run it, the 
boys have done it cheerfully and successfully. It has been hard to do 
much in the social line this spring, and we have confined ourselves 
to a single opening informal party in the chapter house during the 
month of March. We are mighty proud of our chapter, we Gamma 
Tau Boys, and we're mighty proud of ourselves for being Sigma Nu's. — 
Carroll K. Michener, Spring Valley, Minn., June 1. 

Writing Sept. 2 from Whittier, Calafornia. Bro. C. Espy Mordoff says: 
"I received the Delta this morning. Thank you for sending it so 
promptly. I have missed it greatly this summer. This will be my per- 
manent address now. I have bought a five (5) acre lemon ranch here, 
and am going to help the people in the East to quench that summer 
thirst! I have a good position with the Humphrey, Daggett Hardware 
Co., so will be out of school for a year or so. I am sorry that there 
is no chapter near here or in Southern California. The nearest is 
Stanford. There are a good many good schools in this part of the State 
— so many that none are very large. There is only one that I know 
of where any national frat has entered: Sigma Chi has a chapter at 
U. of Southern California, in I^s Angeles. Phi Kappa Psi will enter 
there this fall, very likely. The school is not large enough for more 
than one or two." 


Pinkney S. Seamans, Dermott, Ark., was called home in January by 
the death of his father. "Pink" at once took charge of his father's 
business, and he is one of Dermotts most promising young business 

Terry Feild was connected with the Thomas-Fordyce Mfg. Co. for the 

Thomas E. Trigg, is attending Eastman's Business College, Pough- 
Keepsie, New York. 

John Hurst is connected with the Clarendon, Ark., Electric Light 
and Power Co. 

John R. Bloom is engaged in the electrical business at Pine Bluff, 

Thomas S. Risser is located at Des Moines, Iowa, engaged in tele- 
phone construction. 

Arthur M. Harding has been elected to the Chair of Mathematics 
in the University of Arkansas Preparatory Department. 



To meet a demanil made by a small but Intelligent and pereUtent 
number o( brethren at the last Grand Chapter, It has been dectded 
to alter the datee antl number of Issues of the Delta. The flret Issue 
of each new volume has been for six years been appearing In mid- 
Bummer — when It was reasonably supposed It would be easy to collect 
a full report of the proceedings of the chapters for the preceding year. 
However, even by offerine cash prizes, the Reporters have been a 
bard lot to Interest in this important business. 

As an example this issue could not have appeared on time with the 
handful of leters then at hand. So it is believed best to begin a new 
date for the opening Issue and to make them more frequent. Is possible. 
Therefore, the editor will endeavor to print six Instead of four numbers 
this year, and to that eD<I invites the heartiest co-operation of those 
brothers especially In whose behalf this experiment is largely being 
trie '. It remains to be seen whether the substitution of six less 
elaborate Issues will give the Batlsfacllon derived from tour more com- 
plete and better Illustrated edUions. The promptness of the Reporters 
will largely determine the matter. Remember the dates selected, and 
Bend In copy four weeks In advance, following It up with later Infor- 
mation— Oct. 15, the present Issue: Dec. Ist; Feb. 1st; April Ist^Juoe 
1st. If sufficient data is collectible for a midsummer issue It shall 
appear. The law requires but quarterly Deltas, but the extra labor 
will be devoted to an effort to see It there is any substantial grounds to 
the claims made by some that a more frequent appearence of the 
Delta will be beneficial. 


Writing to the editor of the Delta on June 11, a new chapter Re- 
porter thus expresses his feelings: 

"1 enclose reports requested. I have gladly accepted this first op- 
portunity to act in my oRlcial capacity as Reporter. I am enthusiastic 
tor the welfare of Sigma Nu. and shall do all In my power for Its 

It Ihis recorded wish shall only keep this brother In line for all time, 
it will have paid for its publication here. Let him be reminded of hie 
present devotion and zeal every time be bears the Qreek letter "Oelta," 



As an indication of the recognition to-day accorded the college man 
in politics, it is only necessary to point to the personnel of President 
Roosevelt's cabinet. Never in the history of the country have there 
been so many alumni of the higher institutions of learning in the official 
family of a chief executive. The reason is not hard to find. In the first 
place, the young man is playing a more important part in politics 
than ever before, and the educated young man, as a general proposition, 
is best equipped for public life. Mr. Roosevelt himself represents the 
office-holding type of a few years ago as "youngsters." 

Of the nine members of the Roosevelt cabinet five hold degrees from 
well-known higher Institutions; two have had several years In 
academies; two are entirely without college training, and one of these is 
self-taught, never having attended any school. John Hay, secretary 
of State, fs a graduate of Brown University and the law department of 
the University of Illinois. Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the treasurery, 
took the master's degree from Cornell College and finished the course 
in the Iowa School of Law. William H. Taft, secretary of war, gradu- 
ated from Yale and took the doctor's degree from the Cincinnati Law 
School. William H. Moody, attorney general, is an alumnus from Mr. 
Roosevelt's own alma mater. Harvard. Victor H. Metcalf, secretary 
of commerce and labor, is a Yale man, and Ethan Allen Hitchcock 
studied at the military school of New Haven. George P. Cortelyou 
took an academic course at Hempstead, L. I. James Wilson, secretary 
of agriculture, never went to school, and Paul Morton, late secretary of 
the navy, quit school at the age of 14 years and entered a railroad office. 

The president's cabinet, as the highest administrative body in the 
world, is a reflection of the spirit of the age, which recognizes young 
men and higher education. It brings forcibly to public attention 
the value of the college and university as an aid to better equipment 
for broader and more useful life. 


It behooves our brethren in the East to stir themselves, if they really 
desire to keep pace with our western contingent in the matter of 
extension. This should not be construed to mean anything but this: 
Sigma Nu wants only the best or most promising institutions, and our 
eastern brothers can not expect to advance in their section without 
putting forth equal — even greater — effort than their western brethern. 
But the effort must be put forth — by them. They are on the ground! 


So far as the editor can ascertain the only complete flies of the 
Delta are owned as follows: J. Alexander Howard, Dahlonega, Ga.; 
Clarence W. Murphey, 224 St. Charles St., New Orleans; Howard B. 
Close, "The Audubon," New York. Practically complete files are owned 
by G. W. Harrington, Hiawatha, Kansas, and C. E. Woods, Richmond. 



Over one-third of our fifty-four reporters failed to respond to the 
urgent appeals of the editor for reports for the midsummer Delta. Such 
deplorable lack of interest seems to warrant a change in the date of 
issue of the magazine. It was supposed that it would be comparatively 
easy for reporters to compile a readable epitome of the year's work at 
the close of the college year, so that the Delta might appear In mid- 
summer full of news from every chapter. But alas! Despite the fact 
that three cash prizes were offered this year, 33 1-3 per cent, of our 
reporters have allowed the Delta to appear after long delay without 
a report of the valuable work done by their chapters since the early 
spring began. 

Here is a sample excuse: '*Dear Brother Woods: I am to blame for 
the tardiness of this letter. The chapter would just about expel me if 
they knew how late it is. There are some mitigating circumstances, 
however. Publish it if you can, and you will confer a lasting favor 
upon me." 

To protect that brother and others, the editor must bear the reproach 
of a delayed Delta. 

On the subject of efficient reporters the Grand Treasurer thus wrote 
the Editor on June 29: 

"Columbus, Ohio, June 20, 1905 
"C. E. Woods, Grand Recorder, 

"Richmond, Ky.: 

"Dear Woods — Relative to report of election of chapter officers of 

Chapter, dated June 16, 1905, and your comment relative 

to selection of Bro. K , initiated April, 1905 *why not elect old 

men for Reporters?' 

"Good reports accurate records, and readable leters to the Delta 
demand that each chapter should select for the position of Rei)orter, 
men best fitted for this particular office. I agree with you, a little 
longer experience in chapter life and in the Fraternity ought to make 
a man better fitted for this work, and I suggest that you call this fact 
to the attention of the chapters. I have observed, however, that some- 
times the new men are even better qualified than the older members, 
through having possibly more zeal and greater natural ability for such 
work. The chapters generally should be given to understand that in 
the selection of their chapter officers particular care should be 
exercised in the selection of the Reporter and Treasurer. 

"Yours fraternally, 

"Grand Treasurer." 


As this issue goes to press about one-third of the fifty-four chapters 
have reported their condition or prospects for 1905-06. But these few 
make a fine showing and if the average keeps up we are confident of 
the best year in the history of Sigma Nu from the standpoint of 
internal growth. 



The celebrated firm of Rochm & Son, Detroit, national fraternity 
jewelers, have been added to our list of official jewelers. Their ad. 
appears in this issue. This firm was founded in 1849, and has won a 
high place in the esteem of all collegians who have used their work. 
Try them. 


Have you read "A True Fraternity Romance" in this issue? If not 
read it right away and note several interesting facts. The Sigma Nu 
Catalogue is useful in more ways than one. If you have not a copy 
send immediately to Grand Treasurer Heywood and secure one. The 
Song Book of Sigma Nu is useful not only in chapter meetings, but 
is always handy to quote from when it is desired to express Sigma Nu 
sentiments. Everyone should have a copy. Send a dollar to the Grand 
Treasurer for the Song Book Fund and expect your book in the winter 
term of this college year as Clarence Murphey promises it then. 
Lastly, note that our alumni read the Delta alumni items with interest. 
Send us items concerning yourself and others, and further remember, 
now is the time to subscribe! As to the article itself, it is a personal 
letter which the editor of the Delta was privileged to see, and we 
thought others would also be interested in this pretty little romance 
which is strictly true. The sentiments and the acts portrayed arc 
worthy of Sigma Nu. 

When a husband loses his temper he usually finds his wife's. 

The man who signs papers without looking usually wishes he had 
looked without signing. 

Money is the fastest horse at the race track. 

Wealth without happiness is an unsigned check. 

The fool fishes for dimes dollar bait. 

The world owes all men a living but some fellows overcollect. 

The longest road to success is made of short-cuts. 

A swell Lead pains others — never the owner. 

Make hay while grass is on the widow. 

The early worm is a blamed fool. 

The man wrapped up in himself is easily undone. 

Learning is like copper in the mine. — Useless to the world unless it 
is dug out and put into practical use. 

Education can't MAKE men think— it SUPPLIES knowledge, it 
doesn't APPLY it. 

The world dosen't want men who know a LITTLE of a lot of things 
but the MAN who knows a LOT of ONE thing. 

He who thinks that all men are fools sooner or later finds himself 
gazing into a mirror. 

A college degree signifies what a man HAS done, not what he CAN 

He who WORKS hard in his youth may PLAY hard in bis old age. 



Right overhead a jovial crew, 
And once you've Been bltn you're all rigbt; 
He's center rush In the Heavens, I swear, 
A Callfomlan, through and through. 

We advise you, kind friends, keep an eye on thii 

Chicago, Chicago. 
It has entered the race and It will set the pace, 

Chicago, Chicago. 


One last loast e'er we part. 
Written on every heart. 
This motto stay: 
I^ng may Columbia stand. 
Honored throughout the land. 
Our Alma Mater grand. 
Now and tor aye. 


Furl her standard never. 
Raise It high and proudly cry 
We're Georgetown's sons forever. 
See the grand old banner gleaming, 
Georgetown's Blue and Gray. 

John Hopkins. 

We'll pour forth our praise to dear old Johns Hopkins, 
Rah! for the Black, boys. Rah! tor the Blue, boys, 
Rah! tor .lobnny Hopkins. Rah! 
Rah! for Johnny Hopkins, Rah! Rah! Rah! 


Fill with sparking wine your glasses, 
Drink to knowledge and to light. 
Drink to love and Joy and pleasure, 

Alt beaeatb tUe Brown mi Wblte. 

GOLLkdE fOASfS 8? 


Here's to Johnny Harvard; 

Fill him up a full glass, 

Fill him up a glass to his name and fame. 

And at the same time 

Don't forget his true love; 

Fill her up a bumper to the brim. 

We never drink, 'tis very clear. 

Because the fizz is very dear, 

But send us in a keg of beer 

And watch us wink, wink, wink; 
Then drink, drink, drink, drink, 

Pass the wine cup free; 

Drink, drink, drink, drink. 

Jolly boys are we. 
Free from care and despair. 

What care? 
Here's to the wine divine 

That brings us Jollity. 


Like a queen enthroned, 
Gemmed with beauty's crown, 
From her seat of em'rald 
Lafayette looks down; 
On Olympus set 
Hall to Lafayette. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Of course I like the M. L T., 
Jolly good place for fun, you see, 
You can work from nine to six by day, 
And from seven to one, at night, they say, 
And go to bed with an aching head, 
And a weary sense of work undone, 
And a wonder strong as to where's the fnn 
If you study at M. L T. 

University of Michigan. 

Hail to the colors that float in the light, 
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue! 
Hail to the College whose colors we wear, 
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue! 


Come now, fill up the flowing cup 

To dear old Nassau Hall, 

And since we're here, lets, with good cheer, 

Prink to the health ot all. 

^8 bEtfA OP SIGMA iftr 


And so while dear old Penn shall stand 

Among her loyal host, 

From heart to heart, throughout the land, 

Shall ring the triple boast; 

We'll hail this College undismayed, 

The fairest flag unfurl. 

And with them pledge the sweetest maid, 

The Pennsylvania girl. 

Tho' all that's best, from East to West, 

She is the queen the pearl. 

The maid to whom all hearts are true. 

The Pennsylvania girl — 

The maid who wears the Red and Blue, 

The Pennsylvania girl. 


Flag we love! Orange! Float for aye. 
Old Syracuse o'er thee. 
May sons be leal and loyal 
To thy memory. 

For God, For Country and for Yale. 

Here's to good old Yale, drink it down, drink it 

Here's to good old Yale, drink it down, drink it 

Here's to good old Yale, 
She's so hearty and so hale. 
Drink it down, drink it down, drink it down, 

down, down. 


Tulane — Tulane, 
To you — To you 
We lift the glass. 
No winsome lass 
However fair 
Can hold compare 
To you— Tulane! 
We'll e'er be true, 
Tulane — to you! 

Notre Dame. 

I pledge you, sirs, a lady rare 
Of stainless name and honor fair. 
Her lovers, they are everywhere, 
I see them here in every chair. 
And he who does not think with n>e. 
That man, he may not drink with me. 
Our lady— Notre Dame. 



I owe her 

All, Iowa, 

All that is good in me. 

All that is strong in me, 

All that is skilled in me, 

I owe her, 


Toast The driest course of the evening. 

Greek A dead language which need burial. 

Co-ed A womanless female. 

Crib An easy bed for lazy minds. 

Cxam Show down. 

Alma Mater The best girl in the bunch. 

— From the College Dictionary. 



There was a young maid who said: "Why 
Can't I look in my ear with my eye? 

If I give my mind to it, 

I'm sure I can do it — 
You never can tell till you try." 

There was a young lady from Lynn, 
Who was so exceedingly thin 

That when she essayed 

To drink lemonade 
She slipped through the straw and fell in. 

There was a young person named Clyde, 
Who was once at a funeral espied. 

When asked who was dead. 

He smilingly said: 
I don't know — I just came for the ride." 

There was a young man so benighted 
He couldn't tell when he was slighted, 

And out at a party 

He'd eat just as hearty 
As if he'd been really invited. 


So here'H a health In homely rhyme 
To our old claBH-mate, Father Time! 
May our last survlTor IWe to be 
Ah bald and as wlee and as tough br he. 

Sweet was her stnlle — but not For me. 

Alas! Wben woman looks TOO kind 
Just turn your foolish head and aee 

Some colleee chap Ir close hehlnil. 

—Drawn by Bro Newton. 





.22 Wesleyan 

.42 Trinity 

.23 Holy Cross 

24 Penn. State 

.6 S. Y. M. C. A 

17 Syracuse 9 

. 6 West Point 11 

.34 Columbia 

.22 Brown 

12 Princeton 

12 Harvard 


Harvard 24 

Harvard 17 

Harvard 23 

Harvard 11 

Harvard 4 

Harvard 12 



Harvard 28 






West Point 

Pennsylvania 11 



Holy Cross 5 

Yale 12 


Pennsylvania 6 

Pennsylvania 6 

Pennsylvania 34 

Pennsylvania 24 

Pennsylvania .24 

Pennsylvania 21 

Pennsylvania 6 

Pennsylvania 16 

Pennsylvania 11 

Pennsylvania 22 

Pennsylvania 18 

Pennsylvania 34 


Swarthmore 4 

F. and M 











Princeton 12 

Princeton 10 

Princeton 39 

Princeton 16 

Princeton 5 

Princeton 9 

Princeton 60 

Princeton 18 

Princeton 12 





W. and J 


Annapolis 10 


Cornell 6 

West Point 

Yale 12 


Yale 12 Harvard 0* 

Yale 12 Princeton .••••. 

feim« t • X • • t A * 4. «; • • .U Kftrvard* t * ^ •. «. « a ». .% a • o 




Columbia 10 

Columbia 28 

Columbia . . .IG 

Columbia 31 

Columbia 11 

Columbia 12 




Columbia 10 

Columbia 12 


F. and M 





Amherst 12 

Pennsylvania 16 

Yale 34 


Cornell 6 


Cornell 17 

Cornell 29 

Cornell 24 

Cornell 34 

Cornell 24 

Cornell 30 

Cornell C 

Cornell 50 

Cornell G 



Rochester 6 



BuckncU 12 

F. and M 

Princetcn 18 

Ichigh 5 

Columbia 12 

Pennsylvania 34 


Dartmouth 17 

Dartmouth 37 

Dartmouth 11 

Dartmouth 18 

Dartmouth 33 


Dartmouth 15 

Dartmouth 12 

Mass. Agr'l 



Holy Cross 4 



Amherst 4 

Brown 5 


Carlisle 28 

Carlisle 41 

Carlisle 10 

Carlisle 100 


Carlisle 14 

Carlisle 28 


Carlisle 23 

Carlisle 38 

Carlisle 53 

Carlisle 12 



Bucknell 4 


Harvard 12 

Virginia C 


Pennsylvania 18 

Ohio State 

Haskell 4 




Lehigh 37 





Lehigh. 5 

Lehigh 4 



Swarthmore 20 

Pennsylvana 24 


Princeton CO 

Cornell .50 

Ssnracuse • •. • • • ^^O 

Dickinson ....../,,,. 




Michigan 23 

Michigan 48 

Michigan 96 

Michigan 72 

Michigan 31 

Michigan 72 

Michigan 130 

Michigan 28 

Michigan 36 

Michigan 22 


Ohio Normal 


Phys. & Surs 

Ohio State 6 

Am. College 

IT. of W. Va 


Drake 4 

Chicago 12 


Minnesota 107 

Minnesota 77 

Minnesota 75 

Minnesota 65 

Mkinesota 47 

Minnesota 35 

Minnesota 32 

Minnesota 146 

Minnesota 16 

Minnesota 69 

Minnesota 28 

Minnesota 67 

Minnesota 11 

St. Paul 

South Dakota 



Fort Thomas 

North Dakota 



Nebraska 12 






Indiana 11 

Indiana 11 



Indiana 21 

Indiana 8 

Indiana 4 

Alumni 5 

Ind. Medics 

Kentucky 12 

Illinois 10 

Washington 6 

Ohio State 


Indiana Purdue 27 


Northwestern 17 

Northwestern 34 

Northwestern 55 

Northwestern 34 


Northwestern 45 

Northwestern 97 

Northwestern 12 


Ft. Sherdian 




Chicago 32 




Minnesota 17 


Wisconsin 45 

Wisconsin . .33 

Wisconsin 58 

Wisconsin 81 


Wisconsin 36 


WiBCOusin 11 

Ft. Sherdian 


Notre Dame o 


Michigan 28 


Minnesota 28 

Chicago 18 




Chicago 40 

Chicago 29 

Chicago 56 

Chicago 20 

Chicago 39 

Chicago 32 

Chicago 6 

Chicago 68 

Chicago 12 

Chicago 18 







Illinois 6 


Michigan 22 

Wisconsin 11 


Iowa 10 

Iowa 33 

Iowa 88 

Iowa 17 

Iowa 6 

Iowa 12 

Iowa 10 


Iowa 69 





Cornell (la.) 


Chicago 39 

Normal 5 

Ames 6 

Nebraska 17 


Illinois 29 

Minnesota 11 


Illinois 10 

Illinois 23 

Illinois 11 

Illinois 31 

Illinois 10 

Illinois 24 

Illinois 6 

Illinois 46 


Illinois 10 

Illinois 29 


Wabash 2 




Purdue 6 

Chicago C 

Ohio State 

Northwestern 12 

Nebraska 16 




Purdue 6 

Purdue 6 

Purdue 5 

Purdue 11 

Purdue 28 

Purdue 34 

Purdue 27 

Purdue 36 

Chicago 20 


Illinois 24 

North Div 



Ind. Medics 5 


Notre Dame 


Founded at Vineinia Military Institute, January t, 1869. 


James Frank Hopkins, '70 Mablevale, Arkansas. 

Greenfield Quarter, '70 Helena, Arkansas. 

John W. Hopson, '70, dec'd Memphis, Tenn. 

James M. Riley, '70, St. Charles Hotel. 14th and St. Charles. St. Liouis, Mo. 

Includes the new officers electetl at the New Orleans Grand Chapter, Decem- 
ber 28-30, 1904, and chapter list arranged accortling to the new Divisions. 


Dr. iRadore Dyer, Beta, Regent. 124 Baronne, Xew Orleans. 

F. V. Keeslinff. Beta Chi, Vice Regent and Inspector General, Mills 

Blilfi.. San Francisco. 
Ferd. H. Heywood, B. Nil, Grautl Treasurer and Kd. Catalogue, 916 916 

Outlook Bldff.. Columbus. Ohio. 
Clarence E. Woods. Zeta, Grand Recorder and Ed. Delta, RichmoRd, Ky. 


Grand Counselor: A. Miller Belfield, Beta Zeta, 125(5 Monadnnck Big., 
Chicago. [To whom submit ALL questions of law direct. J 

Grand Historian: Walter J. Sears, Nu and Betii Nu, Chillicothe, O. 

Grand Chaplain: Rev. Win. M. Walton, Alpha. Indianapolis, Ind. 

Chairman Song Book Committee: Clarence W^. Murphey. Lambda, 327 St. 
Charles Stre^it, New Orleans. 


First Division 
Inspector, Horace E. Sibson, Gamma Theta, 6719 Germantown, Ave., Phila. 

Pi.— 1884, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.— T. G. Snable, 66 Church 

Street, or Sign»ft Nu House. 
BetaRho.— 1894.Universityof Pennsjlvanin, Philadelphia— H. M. Fetterolph, 

Sigma Nu House, 3303 Walnut. 
Beta Sigina. — 1898, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.— Geo. F. Reed, 

Converse Hall. 
Gamma Delta.— 1900, Stevens Institute of Technologv, H<)))oken, N. J.— 

L. A. Hamilton, Sigma Nu House, KHM Bloomtleld Street. 
Gamma Epsilon. — 1900, La Fayette College, Easton, P«». — liobt. L. Horner, 

65 Blair Hall. 
Gamma Theta.— 1901, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.— W-m. O. Kurtz, 

111 Osmun Place, Sigma Nu House. 

Second Division 
Inspector, Jno. W. Clifton, Xi and Sigma, Nashville, Tenn. 

Sigma.— 1886, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.— J. M. Corum, Jr., 

2002 W. Broad: Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Iota.— 1902, State College of Kentucky, I^exington, Ky.— H. Ray 

Moore, Box 12. 

Third Division 
Inspector, James W. Harris, Et<i, Cuthbert, Ga. 

Mu.— 1873, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.— J. C. Upshaw, 219 Reese 

Street, Sigma Nu House. 
Theta.— 1874, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.— W. H. Naugher, 

University Postoffice. 
Iota.— 1879, Howard College, East Lake, Ala])ama.— Max Joiner. 
Kappa.- 1881, North GeorgU Agricultural College, Dahlonega, Ga.— W. S. 

Eta.— 1884, Mercer University, Macon, Ga.— R. M. Underwood. 
XL— 1884, Emory College, Oxford, Ga.— B. B. Bush, Sigma Nu 
Beta Theta.— 1890, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala.— H D. 

Long, Box 20IW 
Gamma Alpha.— 1896, Georgia School of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.— Chas. 


Fourth Division 

Inspector, Harry B. Marsh, Beta Zeta, 116 Illinois St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Epsilon.— 1883, Bethany College, Bethany, W. Va.— H. A. Shafer. 

Beta Beta.— 1890, De Pauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.— H. H. 

Smith, Sigina Nu House. 
Beta Nil.— 1891, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.— W. M. Matthews, 

2270 N. Hifl[h, Sigma Nu House. 
Beta Zeta.— 1891, Purdue University, La Fayette, Ind. — H. P. Barnard, 

Sigma Nil House. 
Beta Kta.— 1892, Unlversityof Indiana, Bloomlngton, IniL— W. W. Foskett, 

Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Pi.— 1904, University of West Virginia, Morgan town— Harry Fried- 
man, 652 Spruce. 
Beta Iota.— 1892, Mt. Union College, Alliance, Ohio.— K. M. Keplinger. 1690 

South Union Avenue, or Sigma Nu House. 
Beta Upsilon.— 1895, liose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Ind.— R. Wm. 

Johnson, 512 N. 7th St. , Sigma Nu House. 

Fifth Division 

Inspector, Clarence J. Luther, Gamma Beta, 1317 Benson Ave., Evanston, III. 

Gamma Gamma.— 1895, Albion College, Albion, Michigan.— Guy W. Kim- 
ball, 402 Bidwell St., Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Bettv.— 1898, Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. — C. F. Jordan. 

1910 Shennan Avenue, or Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Lambda. —1902, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.- C. P. 

Barker, Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Mu.— 1902, University of Illinois, Champaign, 111.— E. D. Smith, 

Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Nu.— 1902, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.— Carl H. 

RiuHdell, 915 Okkland Ave., Sigma Nu Hous?. 
Gamma Rho— 1904, University of Chicago— F. S. Bevan, Sigma Nu House, 

5835 Klmbark Ave. 
Delta Theta.— 1891, T^omhard University, Galesburg, 111.— E. A. Linderholm, 

Sigma Nu House. 

Sixth Division 

Inspector, Frank W. Crockett, Beta Mu, Capital State Bank Bldg., Des 

Moines, Iowa. 

Beta Mu.— 1893, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. —Robert 
B. Pike, Sigma Nu House. 

Gamma Sigma— 1904, Iowa State College, Ames— Jas. L. Cutler, 1101 Doug- 
las St., Sigma Nu House. 

Seventh Division 

Inspector, Rny F. Rucker, Rho and Ganimn XI, RuUn, Mo. 

Nu. — 1884, Kansas State University, Lawrence, Kansas.- H.H. Smith, 1800 

Louisiana Street, or Sigma Nu House. 
Rho. — 1886, Missouri State University, Columbia, Mo. — L. M. Price, 

Sigma Nil House. 
Beta XI.— 1894, William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo.— Alfred Pittman, Sig- 
ma Nil House, Postoffice Box 21. 
Gamma XL— 1903, State School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla, Mo.— E. R. 

Wash, Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Omlcron— 1903, Washington University, St. IjouIs, Mo.— E. W, 

Gallenkamp, "The Sigma Nu Tower," W. U. Dormitories. 
Gamma Tau--1904, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.— Carroll K. 

Miohener, Sigma Nu House, Box 882, 324 Union Sr.. S. K. 
G^m^na Upsilon.— 1904, University of Arkansas, Fayettevllle —John R. 

Bloom, Sigma Nu House. 

eighth Division 

Inspector, Fred G. Lyons, Phi, New Orleans. 

Upsilon.— 1886, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.— G. G. Edwards. 
Phi.— 1887, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.— D. L. Weber, 

Sigma Nu House. 
Beta Phi— 1888, Tulane University, New Qrleans, La.— J. F. T{id0i)Eep^ fif. 


Ninth Division 

Inspector, Charles R. Hay8,Chl and Beta Mu, 1837 Humboldt St., Denver, Col. 

GhMnma Eta.— 1901, State School of Mines, Golden, Colonulo. — Ward Black- 

burn, Slguia Nu House. 
Gamma Kappa.— 1902, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.— W. P. 

Nichols, 1119 Broadway, or Sigma Nu House. 

Tenth Division 
Inspector, H. C. CofTman, Gamma Chi, University Library, Seattle, Wash. 

Gamma ChL— 1896. University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.— S. A. Grif- 
fiths, University Station, or Sigma Xu House. 

Gamma Zeta.— 1900, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.— Wm. G. Chandler, 
Sigma Nu House, 383 13th St. 

Gamma Phi.— 1906, University of Montana— E. R. Johnson. 

eleventh Division 

Inspector, Edwin C. Hammer, Beta Psl, 314 Sacramento St. , San Francisco, 


Beta ChL— 1891, Leland Stanford, Jr., University, Stanford, Cal.— P. F. 

Valentine, Sigma Nu House. 
Beta Psl.- 18il2, University of California, Berkley, Cal.— J. Codrad Rued, 

2117 Bancroft Way, Sigma Nu House. 

Twelfth Division. 
Inspector, John E. R.^msay, Beta Tau, Salisbury, N. C. 

Lambda.— 1882, Washington and Lee University. Lexington, Va.— C. M. 

Pal.- 1888, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C— J. B. Mur- 
phy, Sigma Nu House. 

Beta Tau-1895, North Carolina, A. & M. College, West Raleigh—. W. N. 


1. Alabama, Birmingham. — Morris Loveman, 311 Chalifaux Bldff. 

2. California, San Francisco.— F. V. Keesllng, Mills Bldg, San Prancisco. 

3. Colorado. Pueblo— Wilklns O. Peterson, Room 77, Box 1608, Opera 

House Block. 

4. Colorado, Denver— Chas. R. Hays, 1837 Hunj]x)lt St. 
6. Georgia, Atlanta.— W. L. Kemp, 24 S. Broad St. 

6. Illinois, Chicago.— T. Hood Little, Old Colony Bldg. 

7. Indiana, Indianapolis.— J. R. Rlggs, 835 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, Iiid. 

8. Iowa, Davenport— Verner Hayward, 420 Mississippi Ave. 

9. Iowa, Des Moines— B. D. Stevenson. 

10. Kentucky, Louisville.— V. I. Wltherspoon, Fidelity Trust Co., 6th St. 

11. Kentucky, ShelbyvlUe.— David B. Bell, Scotts Station, Ky. 

12. Louisiana, Baton Rouge— C. K. Fuqua. 

13. Massachusetts, Boston — Grlnnell Jones, 18 Ciescent St>. , Cambridge. 

14. Missouri, Kansas City.— Blxby Willis, 520 N. Y. Life Bldg. 
16. Missouri, St. Louis.— John E. Bishop, 204-8 I^aclede Bldg. 

16. New York, New York City.— J no. S. Parker, 32 Liberty St. 

17. North Carolina, Charlotte.— G. H. Chasmar, 605 East Ave. 

18. North Carolina, Salisbury. — tTohn E. Ramsay. 

19. Ohio, Columbus.— George Robblns, 38 E. Spring St. 
90. Ohio, Cleveland,— Wm. F. Att^^rholt. 

21. Oregon, Portland.— C. N. Mc Arthur. 

22. Texas, D^laa— A. W. Webb, 407 Slaughter Building. 

28. Washington, Seattle.— H. D. Buchanan, 623 Alaska Bldg. 
24. Wiaoonsin. Milwaukee.— Q. B. Goodwin, *£vg. WisconBin." 


Many inquiries have been received from members having matters requiring 
the attention of men in your profession iiving in your locality. 

The business card of any member of the fraternity will be entered herein 
for the sum of $1.00 per annum. 

If you read these, others will read yours. 



Borden H. Burr, Theta, 

Robert S. Teague, Theta. 

440 S. Perry St. , Montgomery. 


Greenfield Quarles, Alpha, 

808 Porter St. , Helena, Ark. 


Richard M. Sims, Delta, 

711 Taylor St., San Francisco. 

Thomas Q. Crothers, Beta Chi, 
Mills Bldg. , San Francisco. 

Francis V. Keealing, Beta Chi, 

Ed. S. White, Beta Mu, 

Coenen-Anderson Block, Market 
St., Harlan. 


A. Miller Belfleld, Beta Zeta, 

Pat. Tratle-Marks & Copyrights, 
125H5 Momulnock Bldg. , Cnicago. 

Christian H. ZiHman, Rho, 
1208 Dearborn St., Chicago. 

Qeorge B. Qoodwin, Gamma Beta, 
8l2 Home Ins. Bldg., Chicago. 

Richard J. Hopkins, Nu, 

8^2 Ntl. Life Big., Chicago. 


32-84 Mills BUlg., San Fnincisco. Alvah J. Graham, Nu, 

110 K. 8th Ave., Winfleld. 


Robert S. Ellison, Beta Kta. 

1626 Washington, Col. Springs. L. Williams, G. K., 

408-10 Klttredge Bldg., Denver. 


William L. Kemp, Mu, 

Gould Big., Atlanta. 

, Al 

William B. Stovall, Kappa, 
208 Empire Bldg. , 

Robert M. Hitch, Eta, 

Cor. Boy & Bell Sts. , Savannah. 


James W. Noel, Beta Zeta, 

504-5-6 Lemcke Bldg., Indianapo- 

Samuel E. Boys, Beta Kappa, 

702 California St., South Bend. 


Bert J. Engle, Beta Mu, 
ewton, Iowa. 


Burr C. Kecler, Beta Mu, 
Cligget. Rule & Keeler, 
Maw)n City, Iowa. 

Charles W. Jones, Beta Mo, 

Oor. 8d & Main Sta., MTonport 


John R. Thomas, Zeta, 

M. W. Ripy, Tjambda, Louisville Trust 
Co. Bldg., Louisville. 


Edwanl N. Pugh, Jr., Phi, 

300 NicholU, Donaldson ville. 


J. J. Vineyard, Lambda, 

926-28 5f. Y. Life Bld^ . K. City 

John E. Bishop, Rho, 

2(H-8 Laclede Bldg., St Louis. 


Norval Speelman, Beta Iota, 


R. I^e McCuUoch, Rho, 


Georffe H. Hunker, Rho, 

Montezuma Club, Las Vegasi 

F. B. Conway, Beta XliambdA, 
SUtw Olfy. 




WiUiam B. Jones, Psi, 

217 HUlsboTo St., Raleigh. 

Thomas W. Alexander, Beta Tau, 
400 W. Trade St., Charlotte. 


Edward G. Prlngle, Rho, 
504 Grand St., New York. 

Lewis T. Knox, Beta Alpha, 
31 Nassau St, New York. 

Dallas Flannagan, Alpha, 
i» Broad St., New York. 


Charles S. M. Krumm, Beta Nu, 
209^ S. High St., Columbus. 

J. L. Flojd, 

15-16 Eagle Block, Canton. 

Wm. F. Atterholt, Beta Iota, 

402 American Trust Building, 



H. S. Dumbauld, Beta Iota, 
47 E. Main St., Uniontown. 


Albert W. Webb, Lambda, 

407 Slaughter Bldg., Dallaa 

Harry R. Bondies, Upsilon. 

211 N. Texas Big., Dallas. 

P. W. Brown, Upsilon, 
236 Pine St., Palestine. 


Rudolph Bumgardner, Lambda, 
205 N. Augusta St., Stanton. 

James L. Heard, Beta, 
191 Main St., Norfolk. 


Frank D. Allen, Beta Chi, 

604 R<x)kery Bldg., Spokane. 

Carl L. Clemans, Chi, 

Walter E. Myers, Beta Iota, 

Wl Soc. for Sav. Bldg., Clevel'tL 


H B. Martin, Nu, 
481 DSt., Perry. 

John H. McDaniels, Beta Chi, 
310 Fidelity Bldg., Tacoma. 

Raymond Lloyd, Beta Alpha, 
51-2 St:ir-Boyd Blk., Seattle. 



Frederick F. Plllet, Phi, 


Harry T. Paterson, Beta Upsilon, 
Elk Hotel, Colorado Springs. 


Charles Cottlngham, Beta Zeta, 
1106 N. Walnut St, Danville. 


Frank J. Jumper, Beta Upsilon, 

Pressed Steel Car Co., Allegheny. 


John Carmichael, Lambda, 
Mt Airy. 


George S. I^ng, Phi, 

liW N. Ailams St., Vlcksburg 


Alonzo L. Ware, PI, 

2il E. Main St., Tuckerton. 


Robert E. Fields, Beta Chi, 
313 S. K St., Tacoma. 


Edward S. Smith, Beta Mu, 

487 Milwaukee St. , Milwaukee. 


iOO BUSINESS directobV 



Harry K. Fish, Beta Psl, Charles K. Canfleld, Beta Sigma, 

229 Devisadero, San Franclaco. 77 First St., PlttsfleldL 


Harry B. Marsh, Beta Zeta, Charles W. Startsiuan, Beta Mu, 

8 W. Market St. , Indianapolis. P. O. Box 16, Ampere. 


Paul F. Williams, Beta Zeta, 

6716 Washington Ave., Chicago. 



John E. Strachan, Beta Psi, Charles £. Rowe, Pi, 

Care Union Iron Works, 22 Mar- Care B. & M. Smelter, Great Falls, 
ket St. , San Francisco. 


Ernest Meding, Gamma Delta, ^'^'rh A^llV^?i.I?KIllf *" ^^^^' 

126 N. Ca^le Ave., Col. Sprlnga ^^^ RaMgh, Buflfalo. 



sRobtRlggs, Zeta& B. I^silon, Charles O. Wooils, Pi, 
15 N. 7th St., Terre Haute. Chanibersburg. 


Edmund P. Jump, Pi, George II. Likert, Beta Upsilon, 

Easton or Sparrows Point. ^04 Ferguson St. , Cheyenne. 



Howard B. Close, Gamma Delta, 

1416 Broadway, N. Y. (Mty. 



H. R. Plate, Beta Chi, Ilea Edward Maynard, Beta Chi, 

Lake City. P. O. Box 731, Honolulu. 


Howard L. Squires, Beta Psi, ^^^w'iJ^^^n?. ^v^i^S!!!!!''' S^'Tiili:,! 

4^ Hill St., Los Angeles. llfd^) Utici!! ^^^ 


W. K. Mallette, Beta Zeta, Ernest H. Denicke, Beta Psi, 

7216 Yale Ave., Chicago. Box 19d, Geriuiston. 



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MAY 15, 190O. 

NO. 3. 

Stanford University, Cal., Apr. 23. 1906. 
Brothers fn Sigma Nu: 

Amid the coafuelon attendant upon tbe reaction from the terrible 
earthquake shock of April iSth, I will endeavor to give some account of 
our experiences, with an Idea of the damage aastained by this Unl- 
Tersity. The quake struck us about day break, the first tremor being 
of Buch violence as to wake everyone in the bouse. Increasing fright- 
fully In force, the terrific shaking lasted for twenty-eight seconds, and 
waa accompanied by tbe rumble of falling stone buildings, and the 
creaking and tearing of our own house. Before the shock tiad ceased, 
half of U8 were in tbe street, escaping by a miracle the mass of brlclca 
falling from our chimney which broke throuKh the roof of our 
porch and smashed in tbe door. Looking toward tbe Quadrangle 
and the university buildings, which cluster about It, we eould 
see nothing but a white cloud of dust. But to our great relief 
we observed that Enclna Hall, where four-hundred students were 
domiciled, was intact. Slowly, then, the Quadrangle was unvelied 
before us. disclosing wretched ruin where once had been one of 
the proudest and most raagnlBcient accomplishments of architecture. 
Stunned, but slowly coming to a realization of the havoc tha*, had been 
wrought, we nished Into tbe house, threw on our clothes, and dis- 
tributed ourselves over tbe campus to inspect the damage and give 
assistance where It might be needed. 

A most deplorable result of the catastrophe here was the death of a 
student. A single tier of rooms in Encina, four stories In depth, col- 
lapsed with the quake, crushing the victim beneath the debris, The 
escape of the other students that occupied these four rooms was 

Of the buildings, the new library, the new gymnasium, and the 
memorial chapel suffered Irreparable loss. The two former, which 
were in the last stages of construction, and were valued at five 
hundred thousand dollars each, were classed among the grandest 


of university buildings. They are now but a pile of stone. The 
chapel, with its beautiful mosaic facade, representing the Sermon 
on the Mount, was probably the finest edifice of its kind in the 
country. It, too, is but a heap of rubbish. The great stone museum 
escaped demolition, owing to its comparatively low height; but 
it was badly wrecked, and many of its most valuable specimens, includ- 
ing several precious original paintings, were destroyed. The engineer- 
ing and chemistry buildings also suffered great damage. The towering 
stone chimney, one hundred feet high, collapsed; and the imposing, 
memorial arch, one of the most magnificient features of the university, 
though left standing, was ripped and torn asunder. The most gratify- 
ing phase of the situation is, that it was only the ornamental structures 
that were demolished. The Quadrangle, with its library and class 
rooms will be as serviceable as ever at the opening of next semester; 
and the engineering and labratory buildings will also be repaired by 
that time. In fact, the efficiency of the university will in no wise bei 
impaired, notwithstanding the conservative estimate that tour million 
dollars' worth of damage was done to university property. 

The two girls' dormitories, Roble and Madrone Halls, luckily escaped 
with slight damage — that is, they escaped with nothing worse than 
having the plaster shaken from the walls, the windows shattered and 
the chimneys toppled. The Chi Psis suffered most of all the fraterni- 
ties. Their house was shaken completely off its foundation and 
racked in every joint, so that now it leans flimsily to one side in a 
state of unstable equilibrium. The members have pitched camp in 
their tennis court. The Kappa Sigmas and the Pi Beta Phi Sorority 
had their houses ripped open on one side by the falling of the outside 
chimneys. The side porch of our Sigma Nu house was demolished, 
half the windows broken, and the plaster torn from all the down- 
stairs rooms. For two nights after the shock the students on the 
campus slept in improvised tents, fearing a repetition of the earthquake. 

Now that the disaster is over, an admirable fighting spirit has taken 
hold of us all. The university authorities are determined to maintain 
the prestige of Stanford; every fraternity and sorority is bent on over- 
coming the odds that have heaped up against it; and there is not a 
student outside of the senior class who is not resolved to come back 
and stand by his college. In the meantime studies have been de- 
clared off. Next semester will open as usual on August 2Sth. Beta 
Chi will then be on deck and ready to hold her place in the front 
rank, as she has always done. She sends greetings to all sister 
chapters, and urges upon any Sigma Nu who may have intended enter- 
ing Stanford that he should not be deterred by this unprecedented ac- 
cident that has befallen us. 

P. S. — I enclose several kodak illustrations. See explanations on 



(By B. B. Wilson, before his chapter. Gamma Iota, Ky. State.) 

The question of what constitutes an ideal Sigma Nu is one of most 
intense interest to every member of our brotherhood. It is, moreover, 
a question upon which each of us has formed his judgment. No two 


of UB have reached exactly the same conclusion, for each has Judged 
from the standpoint of his own individuality, and the result has been 
colored by his own peculiarities and personal ideals. 

To me the ideal Sigma Nu is the ideal man. To me the words of 
Antony over the corpse of the noble Brutus should be the summary of 
a Sigma Nu: 

"His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that Nature 
might stand up and say to all the world, 'This was a man.* '* 

There is a great meaning in the word, manhood. At its best it per- 
mits of no extension, no increase. There is no getting beyond man- 
hood; it is much to live up to it, but once attained, you are all that a 
man was made to be in this world. What then is manhood, if man- 
hood is ideal Sigma Nuism? 

To us as college students, true manhood in college is the important 
part of the problem of wh^t constitutes an ideal Sigma Nu. As study 
is our first object in coming to college let us then consider the ideal 
man or the ideal Sigma Nu in his relation to college work. It has been 
said that, "duty embraces man's whole existence." To live really is 
to act energetically. College work is a task to be borne manfully, 
college life a battle to be fought valiantly and that means successfully. 
The ideal Sigma Nu must be a successful student. He can not help 
being successful, for he is so earnest and energetic, so persevering and 
determined, that he is an ideal student. 

To him there is but one place — first! He does not pass examina- 
tion with a "pony" in his hand — he wins and wins fairly. 

On the campus the ideal Sigma Nu is again the ideal man. Abso- 
lutely democratic, using outsiders with the same courtesy and friendli- 
ness that he does his frat brothers, and he, therefore, is loved by every 
man in college. 

Now for the more secret life, his chapter life. He must love his 
chapter and its members. To him their successes are as dear as his own. 
His sympathy extends to their sorrows, and his happiness to tlieir joy; 
cheerful in times of discouragement or misunderstanding, and never 
criticizing harshly. 

In conclusion I say as at the beginning, the ideal Sigma Nu must be 
a true man and must have the essential elements of perfect manhood. 
First of these is truth. We must have absolute truth in thought, word 
and deed, or we are unworthy to be Sigma Nus. 

The ideal Sigma Nu is then the ideal man — pure, loving, energetic, 
broadminded, democratic; unflinching in pursuit of duty and truth, 
careful in his work, unselfish among his brothers and his fellowmen, 
and a man who lives ever ia pursuit of that perfection but once at- 
tained, faultless manhood. 


Our biography is short and simple. Although we have been in 
existence but a short time, the story of our life is one full of energy 
and determination. The movement owes its inception to the friendship 
that sprang up between Mr. A. H. Wilson and Bro. Jesse Oliver Ems- 
berger, while both were spending their summer vacation at Ocean 
Grove, N. J. As their friendship ripened and they became more inti- 
mately acquainted, an inquiry from Mr. Wilson brought forth the fact 


that Ernsberger was a non-fraternity man. Matters remained dormant 
until the early part of December, 1905, when a letter from Mr. Wilson 
advised Ernsberger to form a local society with the express purpose 
of petitioning Sigma Nu. 

Mr. Ernsberger enjoyed an intimate acquaintance with Whitney 
(captain of last year's freshmen crew), and took him into his confi- 
dence. Both began to select men, and M-essrs. Stevens, Wygant, 
, Schworm, Schaaf and Dickenson were taken in. On our re- 
turn from the Christmas vacation, we were thrown into a fever of ex- 
citement upon receipt of a telegram saying that Mr. H. E. Sibson, 
Division Inspector, would arrive the next day. Mr. Sibson arrived late 
that evening, and stayed with us the entire next day, becoming ac- 
quainted with the men, and giving us advice as how to petition the 
Eastern Convention which was to meet at Easton, Pa., January 13- 14, 
1906. On becoming acquainted with the men, Mr. Sibson approved of 

all but , whose radical views Mr. Sibson thought would hurt 

the movement. That evening we formally organized into a local 
society and petitioned the Eastern Convention, of Sigma Nu, at Easton, 
Pa., on January 13. 

Many anxious moments were spent until we received the good news 
that District No. 1 was in favor of the petition. 

Acting on advice of Messrs. Wilson and Sibson, we pledged Messrs. 
Stephens and Arthur Dillenbeck. These men were formally added to 
our petition on recommendation of H. B. Mann, of Gamma Theta. 
Mr. Mann spent two entire days with us, and we were exceedingly 
sorry when he said, "well I must leave at 5 o'clock." His visit made 
us all the more anxious to become Sigma Nus. 

Finally, late on April 1st, after several weeks of anxious waiting, a 
telegram was received from Vice-Regent Keesling saying he was in 
favor of Syracuse petition. 

Gamma Psi has great hopes for the future. We have leased a large, 
commodious chapter house. This house will be furnished during sum- 
mer months, so that it will be ready for occupancy on September 15, 
when the men return to college. We are well situated near the 
university, being only four houses from the campus, on main entrance 

We are 12th Greek Letter fraternity to enter Syracuse: 

Estab. Miembers. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 1872 28 

Delta Upsilon 1873 27 

Zeta Psi 1875 26 

Psi Upsilon 1875 35 

Phi DeltaTheta 1878 27 

Phi Kappa Psi 1884 27 

Beta Theta Pi 1889 35 

Phi Gamma Delta 1901 40 

Sigma Chi 1904 25 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 1906 28 

Sigma Nu 1906 15 


Squires, D. C, *06, Greenport, Long Island. 
Swain, A. W., *07, Dover, Del. * 


Wygant, A. M., '07, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Dillenbeck, A. O., '08, Utica, N. Y. 
Emsberger, J. C, '08, Ocean Grove, N. J. 
Stevens, F. C, '08, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Slocum, C. A., '08, Ardsley, N. Y. 
Schworm, J. J., '08, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Whitney, M. S., '08, Clayton, N. Y. 
Williams, E. F., *08, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Aldrich, Wm. D., '09, Weavertown, N. Y. 
Sevin, E. C, '09, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Smith, A. D., '09, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Schaaf, John, '09, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Stephens, G. R., '09, Homellsville, N. Y. 

The Syracuse body of petitioners have great hopes of the future. 
We have several promising men in view, whom we intend to pledge 
very soon. A movement is on foot to obtain a suitable house for next 
year. Many have been considered but they do not satisfy our needs. 

The petitioners are well represented in all departments of university 
work. During the past year our men have been represented in all 
branches of athletics, social and literary lines. We have placed our 
standard of membership high and hope to prosper along these lines. 

The petitioners are indebted to Messrs. Wilson, Sibson, Editor Woods 
and Mann, for their efforts in our behalf. 



From knowledge gained of conditions at Syracuse University by 
personal contact with some of the leading members of the faculty, 
it was by no means a difficult matter to realize what an impetus would 
be given our Sigma Nu Fraternity by the establishment there of a good, 
strong chapter — not because of the mere gaining of the chapter itself, 
but because of the effect it would have upon the advancement of our 
interests at Vermont, Cornell and other colleges with which Syracuse 
maintains athletic relations. 

Two years ago, as Syracuse advanced, two attempts were made to 
secure the nucleus of a chapter, but it seemed impossible to get to- 
gether that class of men who were aggressive enough to assume the 
responsibility of organizing a body of petitioners. Time slipped by, 
and up to last fall the possibility of our entering Syracuse was as 
remote as it had ever been. 

But during the months following his vacation at the seashore, A. H. 
Wilson, Beta Iota, of New York City, had been quietly cementing a 
friendship formed there with Jesse O. Emsberger, a Syracuse Uni- 
versity student, who Wilson determined was the man whom Sigma Nu 
had long been seeking to bring about the desired results. That Wilson 
has done good work, and that his efforts are entirely successful, was 
evidenced the early part of January, when a formal petition was pre- 
sented at the Convention of Division 1. 

The Syracuse petition was favorably received by a large plurality of 

our college cbapters, was sanctioned \)7 tbe Higli ConncU. and on April 

274 l>t!LtA OP StQltA NtJ 

7th our hopes were realized in that Gamma Psi No. 70, was installed by 
one of the most enthusiastic aggregations of Sigs that have ever come 

Early in the afternoon of Saturday, April 7th, amid flurries of snow, 
many of the shoppers of Syracuse were surprised to see some husky 
fellows, dressed in corduroy trousers, old coats, and broad brimmed 
hats, march down the center of Salina street (the most prominent 
business thoroughfare of Syracuse), each carrying a package done up 
in a red bandana handkerchief. 

These were fifteen nervous young men, who were apparently orga- 
nized, for down the. street about three blocks they boarded a trolley car, 
upon which there were already about twenty members of the installing 
body, under whose guidance the place of initiation had been arranged 
for at a summer resort several miles from the city. 

Mann, of Cornell, as Chairman of the Committee on Goats njade the 
hit of the day. Just what happened during the installation can not be 
told here — certain it is, however, that the neophytes were not disap- 
pointed in their expectations of what the Gamma Theta goat really was 
when it was supplemented by the choicest of the initiating schemes 
used by the five other chapters in this division. 

Toward the end of the afternoon some more of the city folk were 
treated to the lock step march of the fifteen huskies back through the 
streets of the town, and those spectators who were fortunate enough 
to see the march both before and after marvelled at the change. Re- 
marks reached our ears of "I wonder what has happened, they look so 
different," etc., and several of the participants were frank to admit — 
"My, but what a difference just a few hours rcake." 

In the evening the scene shifted to the Yates Hotel. Here the 
mysteries of Sigma Nu were imparted to the members of Gamma Psi — 
our baby chapter — by Gamma Theta, with the assistance of delegates 
from Beta Sigma, Gamma Delta, Beta Rho, Gamma Epsilon and Pi. 

A very fine banquet, at which covers were laid for forty, immediately 
followed the Installation of the new chapter. Although it had been the 
wish of the Gamma Psi boys that Wilson, the father of the movement, 
should act as toastmaster, Wilson found at the last moment that he 
would have to forego the honor, due to an unforseen business engage- 
ment. It therefore fell to the writer to assume the duties of toast- 

The toasts that were given were all of a very high standard, and 
were responded to in the following order: 

Gamma Delta, Brother Dusenberry. 

Pi, Brother Schmidt. 

N. Y. C. Alumni, Brother Wedgeworth. 

Beta Rho, Brother Neilds. 

Beta Sigma, Brother Wills. i 

Gamma Epsilon, Brother Phillips. 

Gamma Theta, Brothers Mann and Foster. 

Gamma Psi, Brothers Emsberger, Swain and Whitney. 

Immediately following the toasts a very handsome mantel clock was 
presented to the new chapter as the gift of the N. Y. C. Alumni, who, 
at their banquet the previous evening, were very enthusiastic upon 
learning that the chapter was to be established at Syracuse the next 

A8 above toasts progressed the time was likewise flying past, and 



when the entire list had been run over it was approaching 2 o'clock 
Sunday morning, hence the few remaining formalities were hurried 
through. Brother Swain was appointed Commander pro tem., since it 
appeared to be the wish of many of the older men that he be selected 
for this office. Several committees were appointed to see to the 
publication of the accounts of the initiation, etc. 

Nothing remained other than to give the Sigma Nu yell and it is 
hard to conceive of any greater enthusiasm than that with which this 
yell was given, under the leadership of Green, of Gamma Delta, follow- 
ing which the party dispersed. 

On Sunday morning, the 8th, the entire installing body, together with 
the members of the new chapter, assembled at a photographer's, and 
several pictures of the group were taken. 

The prospects of Gamma Psi are exceedingly bright. A large chapter 
house, which will accommodate twenty-five fellows without any crowd- 
ing whatever, has been leased. This house contains about fifteen 
rooms, exclusive of the bath rooms, kitchen, and a large basement that 
can be used for initiating purposes, etc. This house is one of the 
prettiest at Syracuse, stands alone on one of the best streets in the 
fraternity quarter, and is very accessible to the university. 

Our new chapter contains without exception good, clean hustlers, 
and the officers who have been elected since the installation are men 
who are going to make Sigma Nu the best at Syracuse University. 

The chapter has received most friendly greetings from the best 
fraternities at Syracuse; notable among these were the congratulations 
from one crowd, who said that we start with the best crowd of any of 
those who have entered Syracuse during the course of the last eight 
years, and still another who wrote a letter to Gamma Psi congratulat- 
ing the members upon their success in choosing so well. 




The installation of Gamma Psi Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity, at 
Syracuse University, took place April 7th, 1906. The ceremonies of 
installation were held in the parlors of the Yates Hotel, and were in 
charge of Gamma Theta chapter, assisted by Bro. Schmidt, Pi, Nields, 
Beta Rho, Greene and Dusenbury, Gamma Delta, Phillips, Gamma Epsi- 
lon — Beta Sigma, at the University of Vermont, being the only chapter 
in the first district that was not represented, the time in which to send a 
representative being too short to allow him to get here in time. The 
other Sigs present were Bros. Sibson, Gamma Theta, and Wedgeworth, 
Beta Sigma, the latter the only Sig residing in Syracuse at that time. 

The ritual was given in an impressive manner to fifteen neophytes 
in five groups, the first three groups consisting of Messers. Ernsberger, 
Whitney, Stevens, Wygant, Schwom, Schaaf, Dillenbeck and Stephens, 
the original promoters of the local society. The other seven were put 
through in two groups. The degree of Knighthood was conferred by 
Bro. Henderson of Gamma Theta, and the other Sigs present gave the 
fraternal grip to each new man, welcoming him to the sacred bonds. 

Our hearts beat strangely as we realized that our fondest dreams bad 

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materialized, that Gamma Psi was a reality, that we belonged to the 
grandest Greek Letter Fraternity! 

Having completed the more serious work of the evening, the brothers 
repaired to the banquet hall, where the remainder of the time, until 
the small hours, was spent in such social enjoyment, as is possible only 
to Sigma Nus. The banquet hall was lastly decorated with ferns and 
cut flowers. The tables which were arranged in one row, with nine- 
teen men on each side, a candelabra and menu marking each man's 
place, and the toastmaster at the head. The tables were decorated with 
ferns and flowers, and the handsome menu card printed in the colors 
of the fraternity, and containing the seal on cover, were designed to 
be souvenirs of the occasion. It was a matter of deep regret that Bro. 
A. W. Wilson, who was to have acted as toastmaster, wired that 
business prevented him from being present. 

When the time came for the toasts, Inspector Sibson consented to act 
as toastmaster and called for remarks from the following: 

Pi, response by Bro. Schmidt. 

Beta Rho, response by Bro. Nields. 

Alumni, response by Bro. Wedgeworth. 

Gamma Delta, response by Bro. Dusenbury. 

Gamma Theta, response by Bro. Foster. 

Gamma Epsilon, response by Bro. Phillips. 

Gamma Theta, response by Bro. Mann. 

Alumni, response by Bro. Sibson. 

Gamma Psi, response by Bro. Ernsberger. 

These remarks were all impromptu, because of short space of time 
which prevented preparation of lengthy. Bro. Wedgeworth, an alumnus 
from Beta Sigma, University of Vermont, gave the new members some 
conception of their duties, what the fraternity meant to its members, 
and what the relation as a chapter should be to the High Council. He 
spoke in glowing terms of Sigma Nu in the E^st and prophesied a 
future greater than the past has been. 

Bro. M. B. Mann, Gamma Theta, gave a very interesting as well as 
Instructive talk on "getting a chapter house." He related his ex- 
perience along that line at Ck)rnell, and showed Gamma Psi where the 
weak points were in gathering a fund for that purpose, and how they 
could be remedied. His remarks were eloquent and full of practical 
advise to Gamma Psi men. 

Bro. Nields of Beta Rho then gave us a glimpse of Sigma, Nu life at 
Univrersity of Pennsylvania. Long ere he finished, we all agreed that 
Sigma Nu was strongely intrenched at the great Eastern institution. 

Bros. Schmidt, Pi; Dusenbury, Gamma Delta; Phillips, Gamma 
Epsilon, gave short stories of what Sigma Nu was accomplishing at • 
the various institutions. Bro. Ernsberger responded for Gamma Psi, 
told in a very interesting way, how the organization of the local 
society which had just become the fifty-sixth active chapter of Sigma 
Nu, was brought about. He gave his "Impressions" of fraternity 
life, and on behalf of himself and fellowmembers in the chapter, he 
spoke of the high ideals which they set for themselves. 

A very agreeable surprise of the evening, was the presentation of 
the beautiful clock to Gamma Psi chapter, a gift of the New York 
Alumni Association. Gamma Psi is extremely grateful to the New 
York Sigs, for their kindness in remembering the "Baby Chapter." 

A few final remarks by toastmaster Sibson, on the strides that the 

Fratomitjr U maUng in tbe Gaet, tbe great possibUiUes ot tbe (uture. 


and the predictions in regards to Gamma Psi, closed the evening. By 
a unanimous and hearty vote greetings were ordered sent to Bros. 
Sibson, Wilson, Woods, Gamma Theta chapter and New York Alumni 
for the interest they showed in our behalf. 

Before adjournment Gamma Psi organized by electing Arthur W. 
Swain, Commander; Jesse O. Emsberger, Lieutenant Commander; 
James J. Schworm, Reporter; Louis C. Stevens, Recorder; Miles S. 
Whitney, Sentinel; Arthur W. Wygant, Marshall. 

This concludes the ceremonies marking the birth of Gamma Psi 
Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. 


(See picture.) 

Freshman Class Secretary; Board Directors Supply Bureau, *02, *03, 
*04, *05; Minstrel Show, '02, *03, '04; Mandolin Club, '02, '03; President 
of Mietallurgical Society, '04 and '05 ; Member of College Orchestra, '05 ; 
Leader of College Orchestra, '06; Tau Beta Pi; Class Foot Ball Team. 
'03; Lacross Team, '04, 'OG; Free Hand Drawing Prize; Art Editor of 
Epitome, '05; Class Book Committee, *06; Instructor in Mineralogy, 
Crystallsghopy and Metallurgy, '05, '06; Catcher of Faculty Base 
Ball Team, '05, '06; Editorial Board Tau Beta Pi "Beat;" Commander, 


(Minneapolis Journal, April 27, 1906.) 

Delegates to the annual convention of the sixth division of the 
Sigma Nu fraternity met to-day in the first business session at the 
Hotel Nicollet. Five chapters, comprising the alumni chapter of Des 
Moines, the alumni chapter of Davenport, and active chapters at Iowa 
University, Ames College and the University of Minnesota, are repre- 
sented in the convention. 

An extensive program has been arranged by the local Greeks for the 
entertainment of their fraternity brothers. Last evening a chartered 
car conveyed the delegates and visitors to St. Paul, where a theater 
party was given at the Metropolitan. After the theater the party 
was entertained at the St. Paul Commercial Club. 

A dancing party will be given at the Minnikahda Club to-night, and 
to-morrow evening the convention will close with a banquet at the 
West hotel. Business sessions will be held all day to-morrow. 


The Annual Six Division Convention Banquet at Minnea];>olis will be 
reported by others, but I T.ish to pay tribute to those who made possible 

tbl9 loapiriog event at tlie West Hotel, MUmeapolU, on April 28tb, 


The toasts were splendid; the menu excellent, and, the c^utburst of 
the old Sigma Nu spirit was good to see and to hear. About thirty- 
five enthusiastic Sigs were present. Readers of the Delta will recall 
that less than fifteen months prior to this the local chapter Gamma 
Tau, the host on this occasion, held its initiatory banquet and first 
tasted the Joys of fraternity fellowship. For the first time in its' 
history Gamma Tau had the opportunity of entertaining the diylsion 
convention. I am sure that I speak for every member of the chapter 
when I say that they regard it is a rare privilege to have come in 
touch with the royal and splendid delegates who came up from the 
Iowa chapter. 

Fisher presided as toast-master in his usual pleasing and graceful 
manner. In the course of the evening the toast-master asked Jack 
Steward to explain some rumors which he heard while on a recent 
tour through Georgia. Jack responded in true Southern fasion by pay- 
ing an eloquent tribute to the "Sig Girl." Gamma Tau has no better 
or more useful friends than this loyal pair! 

The hearty welcome of Gamma Tau to the visiting Sigs was spoken 
by Michener, whose actions as a fraternity man speak even louder than 
his words. Stanbery, now of Chicago, who endeared himself to the 
local chapter during the early months of its existence, was present. 
He suggested in his toast that Gamma Tau take as its motto "Here to 

It was inspiring to hear C. C. Nye talk about the Sigma Nu alumni. 
He himself is a fine example of the useful and helpful brand of frater- 
nity alumni. Rhea West told us about "Sigma Nu's Heritage" and 
James F. Barton talked on "Inter-Fraternalism." Both of these speak- 
ers held up high ideals of fraternity life and activity. That magnifi- 
cent Iowa Sig, Bannister, whom the Gamma Tau boys had hoped to 
meet, sent his greeting, but was unavoidably prevented from being 
present to respond to "Our Hosts." 

The formal part of the prograni closed with a stirring address full 
of splendid sentiment by Inspector F. W. Crockett. The inspector 
was justly proud of the convention. 

Perhaps the best part of the whole evening was the informal story- 
telling and singing of Sigma Nu songs. In fact, it was morning instead 
of evening when this part of the program was reached. Everyone 
caught the spirit of the gathering, and all agreed that it was good 
for fraternity men to "get together." 


Minneapolis, Minn. Gamma Beta, '99. 

In order to prevent uaual delay, the editor it compelled to go to preaa 
v^lth chapter letters In the order In which they come in. He haa had 
oiten to wait weeka for lettere from the flrat, aeccnd and aucceeding 
divlstona, thua holding up the presa In order to get the letters in accord- 
ing to divlslcna. The eleventh or twelfth divlalon may aend In Ita 
lettera and have to wait until the letters from the preceding divlaiona 
arrive. The orderly arrangement of the letters Is preferable, but the 
delay Incident to getting them from reportera, renders It advisable to 
try the pian now proposed. Brethren should consuit the index for loca- 
tion of their chapter iettera.— Editor Delts. 

PI, Lahigh University, Bethiehem, Pa. 

Pi has paSBed tbrotigb twenty-two years of existence, :<nd we all 
tope that this. Is but a fraction of her lite at Lehigh. We will close 
tliis year with one of our most succeseful years. 

L«bigh has GOD studentn, and It Ib from this number that Pi and 
ber eighteen rivals roust pick our men. Our sister chapters will 
flee that this 1b but thirty men for each fraternity, and in order to 
fc«eD our chapter up to the standard, we roust ail get out and work, 
*Dd it is by this that we have secured our good men. 

-Lp^blgh was represented In sports through the year by teams that 
'^©■■« up to our average. In foot ball we were not bo successful, while 
'•> basket ball our team did not lose a game on the home floor. For 
*"e spring sports, our track team has good cbances of winning three 
**' c»ur Ave meets; our Lacross Team at present looks, as if we had a 
^™*>.*i''^ 't t*"* "Intercollegiate Championship' in base ball. Bro. 
J '^'^nlly" Coogan is coaching and he says that he will pat It over 
^-^-•■ayette, our rival down the river. If he does this one base ball 
^^»on will be a success. 

iTie chapter Is getting a "Chapter Letter*' in order and it will be 
^^^-«ay to use about the first of June, when we can better atate our con- 
- **toiis. Since the last iaaue Bro. Frome has been initiated and great 
■*ti»gB are expected from this new brother. 

Scaring the year we have had visits from the following old men, and 
~^ ^v-e glad to see them all, and hope that they will soon return and 
,^^>Sg with them Bome of the brothers that were In the chapter when they 
^^fe In college:' Oearbart, Davis, Cortwright, Hewitt, Mottatt, Cunnlng- 
^^»»i, Good, Langdon, Chew and Froxel. 

f„^^o also have had visltH from Beta Sigma, Gamma Delta, Gamma 
**X>8lk)n, Ganuna Theta and Beta Rho. 

fifilow ihows what we l«llows bave been doing tbo last yeart 


Hendricks— Tau Beta Pi, Leader of College Orchestra; Class Book 
Committee; Lacross Team; Editor of Tau Beta Pi, "Bent.** 

Opp — President of Wilkes Barre Club. 

Greene — President of Mechanical Society. 

Gregg — Tau Beta Pi; Class Day Committee. 

Schmidt — Secretary Mechanical Society. 

Schnabel — Minstrel Show; Brown and White Board. 

Lesher — College Orchestra. 

Storey — Toast at "Soph" Banquet; Initiation of Freshmen Into Col- 
lege Life. 

James — Class Base Ball; College Orchestra. 

Laubenstein — Foot Ball Team; Class Basket Ball Team. 

Mackie — Class Base Ball Team. 

Gladden — Minstrel Show. 

Zeriebel — Secretary and Treasurer of Wilkes Barre Club. 

Frome — College Orchestra. 


W. H. Hendricks, '06, P. B. Storey, '08, 

J. H. Opp, '06, H. W. Laubenstein, '08, 

A. E. Green, '06, R. L. James, '08, 

J. H. Gregg, '06, W. F. Mackie, '08, 

J. L. Hays, Jr., '07, L. B. Gladden, '08. 

T. G. Schnabel, '07, S. A. Zeriebel, '08, 

M. H. Schmidt, '07, F. F. Robertson, '09, 

T. M. Lesher, '07, W. G. Frome, '09. 


Gamma Delta, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J. 

Stevens is now passing through a very prosperous period. To lllas- 
trate I will mention a few facts: The Morton Memorial Laboratory of 
Chemistry has been completed and is now being used by the students, 
this laboratory cost over $150,000 and is not surpassed by anything 
of its kind in the United States. The new athletic field which adjoins 
the college buildings is nearing completion and soon Stevens will 
have the best field in the vicinity of New York City. There are now 
425 men in college. Since only one degree is given, Mechanical 
Engineering, and there are no optional subject, the student body here 
is united — a fact which, with our increased registration, is making 
itself felt in strengthening our athletic teams. 

Since our last letter only one name has been added to our roll: 
Bertram Frederick Handloser, class of '08, 517 Shady Avenue, Pitts- 
burg, Pa. Bro. Handloser unfortunately had to withdraw because of 
sickness but will be back next year. We now have four freshman and 
five preps, pledged. Past Regent Daniel W. Langton has presented the 
chapter with a complete set of the Deltas; to say we appreciate this 
valuable gift is putting it mildly. We hope some day to show our 
appreciation in some better way than by a letter of thanks. 

We are taking a very active interest in college affairs at present 
Bros. Lewis, Greene, Dusenbery, Bennitt and Walker are singing in 
the Glee Club, of which Bro. Walker is assistant manager; Parkhurst 
is playing on the Mandolin Club; Palmer received recognition of his 

^cbolaptiG ability to tbe shape of a Tau Beta PI key, Tbe Senior ClaM 


decided to hold their last set of exams under the honor system and 
elected Bro. Lewis to the office of Chief Justice of the Trial Court In 
athletics as a remembrance of the foot ball season, Bro. Lewis was 
awarded his third foot ball "S** and NCixsell his numerals for playing 
end on the Freshman Team. Lawrence is playing center field on the 
base ball team; Critchlow is catching and Bro. Walker is a sub. 
Lawrence is assistant manager of the team. Lemcke plays on the 
tennis team and the writer is a member of the lacrosse team. Socially, 
we are holding our own ; we gave a houseparty the night of the Junior 
Prom and occasionally hold a reception after the foot ball and lacrosse 
games. We are always represented on the committees: Greene was 
on the Junior Prom; Parkhurst on the Junior Reception to the Seniors, 
and the writer on the Senior Dance. 

The feeling between frat. and neutrals is not as intense at it was, 
the controversy over the annual being settled by compromise; as a 
result, the ''Link," which has just made its appearance, is a credit to 

We sent our last letter in to early to tell about Grand Recorder 
Woods' visit which was a very profitable one to us; and about tTie 
First Division Convention which, according to our four delegates, was 
a grand success. We as a chapter extend our best wishes to our new 
chapter at Syracuse. If they are all as fine fellows as Bro. Schaaf 
and Squires, and if what our delegates to their installation say is true, 
they certainly are a credit to Sigma Nu. We are going to close our 
year in a fitting manner at Monquin's on May third where with our 
alumni we will talk over old times and lay plans for the future. 


Gamma Psi, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 

.As Gamma Psi chapter has been in existence but three weeks, I 
not write as extensive a letter as I would like to. At present we 
very busy moulding the chapter future, and in another year we 
to be able to furnish the Delta with some real newsy letters. 
Xooking back over our short life as a member of a national frater- 
1*^1 "ILy, we feel that a hard battle has been won — a victory well deserved, 
iwever, we are not resting on our past records, but are putting forth 
efforts to eclipse what we have done. Up to date we have 
P^^^ged one man, and have several very promising men under con- 
*^^3leration. Gamma Psi, however, has not reached her ideal; greater 
®^^crts must be made. Athletic and scholarship honors are Justly her 
*^^^^«st; socially, we are not as strong as we would like to be, but some 
^^ our newer men are good "fussers." 

Eleven other good standing national fraternities greeted Gamma Psi 
^•^ she entered Syracuse University, and naturally these opponents, if 
^ ^^nay justly call them such, are giving us a hard fight in getting men 
irthy of Sigma Nu ideals. But the true fraternal spirit and this 
-^X)mpanied by the never-failing courage, has given the baby chapter 
excellent start. Our first official act in Syracuse fraternity circles 
the leasing of a large modern chapter house, which we took away 
im several fraternities who have been established here a good many 
We are looking forward to next fall at the time when we will 
^^ securely housed in our new home, where we will deem it an honor 
well as a pleasure to entertain all Sigs who may be coming this way. 



Our relationships here are as congenial as they could possibly be, ai 
we as a chapter feel strong and confident, as we will not lose a ms 
by graduation. 

Our fifteen members have landed some choice plums: Bro. Swa 
is associate editor on Daily Orange — college paper, as well as a 10 
yard man; Bro. Whitney, who captained last year's freshmen boat 
Poughkeepsie, is out again, and his prospects of making the varsi 
boat are very good; Bro. Shaaf is a very promising candidate for tl 
track-team; Bro. Emsberger captained the Sophomore basket bt 
team, which was ably managed by Bro. Schworm, who was a member 
last year's track team, and intercollegiate relay team. 

A word about Syracuse University would not be amiss. Our campi 
is the scene of great activity — six new buildings are being constructe 
aggregating a cost of over $1,000,000. These alone would be an ei 
dence of our prosperity, but when we consider that our new Stadiu 
which when completed will seat 25,000 people and costing near 
$500,000, will be finished this year, then our readers will get an idea 
what strides Syracuse is making. Our crews are progressing ve 
well, and will undoubtedly be heard from at Poughkeepsie, where i 
have been ably represented for several years. Bro. Whitney at prese 
is rowing No. 6 in junior boat, which will probably take part 
American Henley. 

Just a few weeks before Gamma Psl received her charter, Sign 
Phi Epsilon established a chapter here, making the eleventh nation 
fraternity to enter here. Theta Delta Chi has been petitioned twi* 
for a charter, and it Is expected that this fraternity will be repi 
sented here next year. There Is plenty of roojn at Syracuse f 
several more good fraternities, as our roll of students is increasii 
greatly every year. 

The following fraternities are represented here. In order of establis 

Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Upsllon, Zeta Psl, Psl Upsllon, Phi Del 
Theta, Phi Kappa Psl, Beta Theta PI, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma CI 
Alpha Rho, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Nu. 


Squires, D. C, Whitney, M. S., '08, 

Swain, A. W., Williams, E. F., '08, 

Wygant, A. M., Aldrlch, W. D., '09, 

Dlllenbeck, A. O., Schaaf, John, '09, 

Emsberger, J. O., " Sevln, E. C, '09, 

Slocum, C. A., '08, Smith, A. D., '09, 

Stevens, S. C, '08, Stephens, G. R., '09. 
Schworm, J. J., '08, 


Gamma Epsilon, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 

At the end of this, the sixth year of her life. Gamma Epsilon w 
close the college year with a comfortable sense of Sigma Nu's credit 
ble standing at Lafayette. And more than that, we feel that all o\ 
members are truly appreciating just what Is expected from ea< 
chapter as brothers, and the fellowship throug^hout the year has be< 
close and cordial. 


The chapter will have a large gap to fill next fall in the loss of our 
three seniors. Hall, Phillips and Hemer, than whom more faithful 
Sigma Nus never left this chapter. There is no more prominent man 
in college than Bro. Hall. He graduates with the unique honor of 
having won his L in three branches of athletics, foot ball, base ball 
and track. He is manager of this seasons base ball team. The Senior 
class gave him the highest honor in its possession when it made him 
master of ceremonies of the class day exercises in June. Hall will 
enter the civil engineering world after graduating, not having yet 
located definitely. The talents of Bro. Phillips are along literary and 
political lines. He was editor-in-chief of the annual last year, and as 
a politician he is the smoothest gentleman about the campus. Phillips 
will take up newspaper work immediately after graduation, having 
already located with the "Scranton Truth" with which he has been 
connected for several years. 

Bro. Hemer's college activities have been mainly in the dramatic 
department. He made a hit last June in the dramatic association's 
production and ue will probably take a prominent part in the cast this 
June. Herner will study after graduation. 

While the chapter will surely feel the loss of these men, we are at 

the same time beginning to realize how fortunate we were in the choice 

of our new men this year. Bros. Herman, Jones, Schoen and Spangler 

are four of the most popular in the freshman class. Bro. Spangler we 

introduce to the Fraternity with this letter, and we will vouch for him 

as a member from whom may be expected much enthusiastic and 

serviceable fraternity work. Bro. Schoen is one of the highest graders 

in his class and is class monitor. Jones is a promising base ball 

candidate and Herman, who has won a name for himself as one of the 

most sociable men in his class, did creditable work in class foot ball 

last fall. All four of these men are showing an interest in fraternity 

matters that bodes well for an active chapter in the future. 

As for the men of '07 and '08, they are all doing well in class 
"Work, and in student activities outside of the class room. 

Stiver and West represent us in the Musical Association, Folkenson 
r>lays varsity base ball and Koerber did well on the foot ball field last 
Tall with the second team, occasionally working with the varsity. 
ISro. Long managed the class foot ball team. Our representation in 
*08 is particularly strong, and it will mean much to the chapter to have 
seven such strong men doing active work for two years moie. 

Our chapter is fortunate in having several Sigs in town (Easton) 
"Who, although inactive members, are still showing a great deal of inter- 
est in the chapter and the fraternity at large. Among these are Bros. 
Cleans, Hamman, Bowlby, Barcalow, Monahan and Mattis. The fre- 
quent visits of these brothers have had a great deal of influence In 
the progress of the chapter. Mattis is a member of Beta Chi chapter 
to which he expects to return next fall to study law. 

At the beginning of the college year last fall, we felt badly crippled 
l>y Bro. Monahan's inability to keep up his college work. ".Monnle" 
gave a great deal of life to the chapter by his stunts wifh the piano, 
and he still gives a treat occasionally, but we are In hopes of having 
him back with us next fall. Bro. Heebner, who left college at the end 
of his sophomore year and is now In business with his father at 
Lansdale, Penn., still keeps up a lively interest in the chapter and has 
given OS many pleasant visits. 


When college classes this June our prospects for the succeeding 
year will be very promising. Bro. Garis and I. A. Nicholas, who have 
been out of college for several years, will be once more active members 
and the presence of these two experienced men can not but have a 
strong influence for progress in next year's work. 

We have already one pledge man who will enter college next Septem- 
ber, Mr. Chas. Anslett, of Easton, Penn. 


Robert L. Horner, '06, Clarence D. Long, '08, 

William C. Hall, '06, Geo. A. Koerber, '08, 

J. Roswell Phillips, '06, George O. Deshler, '08, 

Christian E. Stiver, '07, Raymond L. Gebhardt, '08, 

E. Holmes Schwartz, '07, John H. West, '08, 

Frank H. Heneessey, '07, Claude H. Folkerson, '08, 

Paul Jones, Jr., '09, Paul A. Herman, '09, 

Carl F. Schoer, '09, Henry T. Spangler, '09. 
Henry Clay Mitchell, '08, 

The following is a list of the fraternities at Lafayette, with their 
active membership, and arranged in the order of their establishment: 

Delta Kappa Epsilon, 19; Zeta Psi, 14; Theta Delta Chi, 15; Sigma 
Chi, 16; Phi Kappa Psi, 13; Phi Delta Theta. 21; Chi Phi, 15; Phi 
Gamma Delta, 13; Delta Upsilon, 23; Sigma Nu, 17; Alpha Chi Rho. 
18; Skull and Raven (local), 20. 

The local. Skull and Raven chapter, has been petitioning Delta Tau 
Delta. It is not yet announced whether it has been successful. Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, Theta Delta Chi and Sigma Chi occupy houses. The 
faculty has made offers that are very encouraging to chapters that 
have houses in view — and there will undoubtedly bo a decided change 
in the fraternity situation very shortly as a result. As matters stand 
at present, however, the majority of the chapters are about on a par 
in the race for honors and prominence and no single crowd could 
truly be said to be in the lead. 


Sigma, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 

Vanderbilt loomed into prominence in athletic circles this year by the 
brilliant record of her foot ball team, which overwhelmingly defeated 
all its southern opponents and held the famous Michigan machine of 
Fielding H. Yost down to the score of 18 to 0. 

The prospects are also bright for base ball and track teams which 
will uphold the reputation which has thus been established. 

We are represented on the track team by Eliot Jones, who won the 
half-mile race in the southern Intercollegiate Track Meet last year. 

The influence of fraternities over the student life of Vanderbilt is 
undisputed. The college annual is issued by them and nearly all of 
the honors are procured by fraternity men. 

This is not brought about by the exclusion of "Barbarians," but is 
due to the fact that nearly all of the desirable material, has been ap- 
propriated by the fraternities. Each honor is open to every man and 
is given to the one who deserves it, whether he be a fraternity or nou- 


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fraternity man, and without regard to the particular fraternity to which 
he belongs. In fact, two of our foot ball captains have been non- 
fraternity men, who were elected on account of the esteem in which 
they were held by their team mates. 

The attitude of the faculty toward the fraternities is one of sym- 
pathetic coK>peration so long as they do not encroach on the class 
work. They look with disfavor on any emphasis of the social feature 
and disapprove of chapter houses, which they characterize as "Dancing 
Halls.*' As a natural consequence of this lack of opposition to their 
existence, there is an intense rivalry among the fraternities themselves, 
nevertheless, it is for the most part friendly and wonderfully free 
from ill feeling. 

The fraternities are controlled by an Pan-Hellenic Council composed 
of representatives from each one. Its regulations are strictly en- 
forced, and during the present year, one of the fraternities was 
temporarily suspended for breaking some of its rules with regard to 

In addition to Sigma Nu, the fraternities represented here are: Phi 
Delta Theta, Kappa Alpha, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Sigma, Delta Tau, 
Delta, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Alpha, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Chi, 
Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Kappa Sigma. The Phis 
and Dekes are the two with which we have to compete at every turn, 
with varying success. 

The Beta Theta Pi have been numerically weak but have increased 
their number considerably during the past two years with some strong 

The Delta Taus have been prominent on account of their athletics, 
but they failed to add any new men this year and their number has 
decreased considerably. 

The Sigma Chis are mostly composed of students from the city. 

The Phi Kappa Psis have a small, active chapter, but by the aid of 
their Alumni, they have succeeded in erecting a beautiful stone house, 
which is undoubtedly the finest one at Vanderbilt. 

Kappa Sigmft, Phi Delta Theta, Kappa Alpha and Sigma Chi own 
chapter houses; Delta Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma 
Nu occupy rented houses. 

Arriving on the field after several other fraternities had been estab- 
lished here for some time, Sigma Nu has had a strenuous fight for 
her present prominent position. This success has been brought about 
by the vigorous and united efforts of the whole chapter, and the excel- 
lent judgment, broad mindedneas, and executive ability of some in 
particular. Among these I would mention the Inspector of our division, 
Bro. Jno. W. Clifton. The fact that we have issued forth in an onward 
direction after every crisis has been due largely to his untiring efforts. 
He is always loyal to Sigma Nu and ready to render her his best 

The most noticeable movement of the fraternities during the past 
year has been toward the Medical Department. They now fully realize 
that most desirable material is to be obtained from that quarter. 

Mr. Robt. S. Porter, a medical student and a man of sterling worth, 
was initiated into our order two weeks ago. We believe that with 
Bros. Porter, Robinson, Vallentyne and Byran working in our interest, 
we have advantage in the Medical Department that will be hard for the 
other frats to overcome. 


Among the delegates to the recent Students Volunteer Convention in 
Nashville were Bros. Vandercook and McAllister, of Kentucky State 
College; Ross and Reed, of the University of Vermont; Patterson, of 
the University of West Virginia; Baber, of Bethany Colleije; Swann, 
of Chicago University; Smith, of the University of Pennsylvania, and 
Baker, of the University of Illinois. Their visit was a source of great 
pleasure to us and strengthened our allegiance to Sigma Nu by bring- 
ing to our notice the excellent type of manhood that comes forth from 
her chapters in all parts of the country. 


Gamma lota, Kentucky State College, Lexington. 

As the collegiate year '05-'06 draws to a close. Gamma Iota looks 
back with pride over the good work that she has accomplished. There 
is only one thing that mars her happiness and tends to blight successes 
which have followed in her wake, namely, that she loses four brothers, 
who in June, will take up life's battle, with sheep skins on one hand, 
and with youth, manliness and determination on the other. Bros. 
Kemper, Moore, Wilson and Edmonds are those whom we lose by 
graduation. Gamma Iota was indeed more than successful in the 
number of good men that she has gathered within her folds during 
the past eight months. Six men have taken the oath bringing them 
into Sigma Nu, and it is with great pleasure that we introduce to the 
fraternity-at-large Bros. P. Rule, of Falmouth, Ky.; J. M. Turner, of 
Baltimore, Md.; A. D. Sebolt, of Louisville, Ky.; G. McAllister, of 
Lexington, Ky.; B. Wilson, of Lexington, Ky., and T. Carroll, of Louis- 
ville, Ky.; also two men are pledges, to be taken in at the opening of 
college in September. 

We had visits from the following Alumni, since the last issue of the 
Delta: Bros. J. R. Viley, Ellis Johnson, John Lilly, Joe Woods, Nat 
Downing, W. R. McKee, Geo. Wilson, G. A. Spencer and G. W. Pickles, 
Jr., also, Bro. Wertnaugher, of Theta chapter, was with us for several 

We are always glad to have Alumni and other Sigs visit us, and our 
halls are always open. 

There are seven fraternities at Ky. State College, and their names 
and membership are Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 11; Sigma Chi, 12; Kappa 
Sigma, 14; Kappa Alpha, 15; Phi Delta Theta, 16; Pi Alpha. 11; Sigma 
Nu, 12. 

The best of feeling prevails among the Greeks here, and all pull to- 
gether. Base ball teams have been organized, and inter-fraternity 
games are now scheduled. Sigma Nu looks to be the strongest in the 
bunch, and we are out for the championship. 

We wish to thank Beta Zeta chapter for the hearty welcome that she 
extended to Bros. Kemper, Edmonds, Wilson and Moore, while on the 
annual inspection trip taken by the seniors. All speak with the highest 
praise of our brethren at Purdue, and a hearty welcome is always 
assured them should they happen near Gamma Iota. 

Our Card and Chafting Dish Party last month was indeed a big 
social affair and was greatly enjoyed by all. 

The annual banquet was another "feast" and these always take well 
among the boys. 


The Junior Piom, on May 11, Is an affair always looked forward to 
with great interest* Eight Sigs will represent Gamma Iota, and so 
we shall be able to hoid our own. When spring comes the numerous 
class scraps, inter-class and fraternity games, dances and arbor day 
fight, and from now on until graduation every one will be more than 
busy, especially Bros. Kemper and Baer, who are a part of the 
editorial staff of "The Transit," the college paper, edited by the Civil 
E2ngineering Department. Vandercook, who is manager of the varsity 
foot ball team for 190G, also has his hands full, arranging games for 
the fall. In the college minstrel, held on March 30th, two out of the 
six end men were Sigs, and with the blacking on their faces, they surely 
did shine. 

State College has one of the best track teams this year that she has 
ever placed on the field. Bros. Turner, Kemper, Vandercook and 
Dedgling D'Anna uphold our standards and do it well. Turner is one 
of the best all-around men in college, the fastest man in the dashes, 
and on the relay team. On the basket ball team, Baer played left 
forward, and Kemper "subbed." The team took a trip lasting eight 

Bro. Rule is captain and third base of the ball team, and is consid- 
ered the best fielder and hitter on the team. He made the nine in his 
freshman year, and is one of the most popular men in college. Baer 
plays first base on the varsity, this being his second year on the team; 
and Ammerman and Kemper bid fair to make the nine. An extensive 
trip will be made in May, and we look forward with pleasure to the 
different chapters that we shall visit. 

Just at present it is necessary for us to be satisfied with two large 
rooms, but these we have endeavored to fit up in quite handsome style. 
We are still among those that are unhoused, but we hope to be one 
of those fourteen homeless ones that shall report differently *n the near 
future. Phi Delta Theta and Kappa Alpha are the only fraternities 
here in houses, which they rent, and the venture has not quite proven 
a successful one. When the fall session opens in '06, the roll will not 
be answered by five men, as we lose not only the four men, mentioned, 
by graduation, but "Smokey" Sebolt, who has returned to Louisville, 
to take up a business course. 

Gamma Iota extends best wishes to our Syracuse University chapter. 
We had a delightful visit from Bro. W. H. Sears, of old Nu chapter, 
Kansas, who was here locating an agency for his world famous canning 
factory of Chillicothe, Ohio. Bro. Woods came over to join him and 
together they gave us a good time. Bro. Sears is one of the finest 
specimens of Sigma Nu that ever struck the blue grass. Although he 
is close to fifty and has a nineteen-year-old Sigma Nu son at Kansas, 
he is yet so youthful looking and so congenial that our sixteen-year-olds 
ran around with him as though they were old companions. Pro. Sears' 
visit is one of the distinctive events of our college year. 


H. H. Wilson, 'OG, Baer, *07, 

Edmonds, '06, Rule. '07, 

Moore, '06, Turner, '08, 

Kemper, '06, McAlister, '09, 


Ammerman, '07, B. Wilson, '09, 

Vandercook, '07, T. Carroll, '09. 


Xi, Emory College, Oxford, Ga. 

Since our last letter, Morrison, Williams and Wilkinson have left 
college, Williams affiliating with Gamma Alpha. So that we have only 
thirteen men, but we are in good shape, financially and otherwise, and 
have fine prospects for next year. We lose only one man by gradua- 
tion, and will return eleven men. Besides these, we hope to see 
Gibson, Cocke, and Wilkinson with us again next year. 

Hartsfield, catcher for the freshman team, and Armor, short-stop for 
the sophs, are Xi's representatives on the diamond, but their star work 
more than makes up for the small number of men representing the 
chapter. John Almand and Wizenbaker are promising track athletes. 

We are holding our own in class work, which is a good deal to say, 
considering Xi's enviable record in that line. We will have three or 
four men on the roll of honor, and have a Senior speaker's place. We 
passed triumphantly through the ordeal of Fall Term Exams, and the 
showing of the chapter in this particular is good. Girardeau, our only 
Senior, will soon retire from the stage, covered with honors and 
destinctions; he is a champion debater and a Senior speaker at com- 
mencement, and is Dux of his class. We will lose a good man In 
"Jerry." Emory is prosperous, a new $20,000 gymnasium is nearing 
completion, and the number of students is greater than ever before. 

Bro. C. L. Shepard, '03, has established himself at Fort Valley, Ga., 
and is practicing law there, success to him. 

The number of fraternities here is more than sufficient. The field 
is crowded. Our chief rivals are Kappa Alpha and Phi Delta Theta. 


Chi Phi, 12, Kappa Alpha, 18, 

Phi Delta Theta, 21, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 8, 

Delta Tau Delta, 8, Alpha Tau Omega, 15. 


Eta, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. 

Eta chapter was somewhat weakened in point of number, by the 
graduation of ten men last year. However, seven of the r«ine under- 
graduates returned and five new men were added to the ranks. 

The present chapter roll is as follows: 


J. B. Copeland, '07, J. H. Crawford, '08, 

M. H. Westberry, '07, T. N. Balkcora, '08, 

D. B. Anderson, '07, J. W. Johnson, '09, 

F. B. Melton, '08, 



W. R. Sumner, *08, W. P. Brown, '09, 

L. J. McPhaul, '08, C. F. Brimberry, '09. 

A. A. Rayle, '08, 

We believe all these men have in them those qualities which contri- 
bute to loyal Sigma Nuism. 

Copeland Is on the editorial staff of The Mercenan, while our athletic 
interests are upheld by Captain Crawford, Westberry and Brown, all 
of whom have excellent prospects for the base-ball team. The two 
former are trying for catchers, the latter for out-fleld. 

So far KtB, has enjoyed a successful year and she now has fine 
prospects for the future. 


lota, Howard College, East Lake, Ala. 

Since our last letter we have made several additions to our number 
of fine and worthy brothers who always put Sigma Nu first In every 
thing. There was recently completed on the campus a magnificent 
building in which we have a large and beautiful hall, better adapted 
for us than the old one, as it was too small for our number. We 
started a plan on foot furnishing it by asking contributions from our 
Alunmi, who are responding generously to the call of Sigma Nu, and 
we hope to have it superbly furnished by the close of school. We are 
ably represented in athletics this summer by Bro. A. P. Longshore as 
manager of the base ball team; and Bros. Hood, Bums and Lassiter 
on the varsity team. We shall also hold our own in tennis, having 
several of the best players on the campus. 

We wish to thank through the Delta as well as by private letter all of 
the chapters for sending banners for our Senior Reception. 

We are going to get banners from all of the colleges where we have 
chapters and in one end of the hall are going to bang them up and put 
this inscription above "Colleges where Sigma Nu Reigns." We are 
receiving them every day and wish to thank each and every one for 
the prompt response. 

I W. T. BELL, JR. 

Gamma Alpha, Georgia Tech., Atlanta, Georgia. 

This term has so far been very prosperous with our chapter; as the 
brothers grow older and more experienced, the ties of Sigma Nu grow 
stronger. We have every encouragement and help that we could ex- 

Quite a good many brothers stopping over in Atlanta, find their way 
to our quarters. These visits are always enjoyed and appreciated. 

Bro. W. L. Kemp, Past Vice-Regent and founder of our chapter, is 
with us often. Bros. Frank Bell and Pete McKinney, who are noiw 
located in the city, also visit us frequently. 

Fraternity affairs here are in good shape. There is no friction be- 
tween fraternities, and Sigma Nu holds cordial relations if^ith all. 

As usual, we have a ^ood sbowing; in athletics. Od tbe regular 

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foot ball team last fall, were Sims at centre and Day at right end; 
while Hamilton, Hightower and Robert were substitutes. 

We now have on the base ball team the following men: Day, pitcher 
and captain; Hamilton, 3d base; Robert, left-field, and Combs, substi- 
tute out-fielder. Hamilton is manager of next year's foot ball team. 

Second term exams fortunately did not prove disastrous to our 
ranks, but since our last letter we have lost Bros. L. Perry and V. M. 
McMillan, who were forced to leave on account of sickness. Perry 
expects to be back with us next year. 

Since our last letter we have added to our number: L. Rogers, 
Eastman, Ga. and L. W. Robert, Monticello, Ga.; E. S. Combs, Locust 
Grove, Ga., and W. H. Wilhoit, Warrenton, Ga. 


C. C. Day, Jasper, Ga., M. W. Howard, '09, Columbus, Ga., 

H. H. Lewis, Atlanta, Ga., B. S. Combs, '09, Locust Grove, Ga., 

C. Donaldson, '06, Atlanta, Ga., R. H. English, *09, Warrentown, Ga., 

C. L. Hamilton, '07, Dalton, Ga., C. W. Pittard, '07, Winterville, Ga., 

C. W. McNair. '10, Camilla. Ga., H. K. Allen, '10, Warrentown, Ga., 
J. T. Ingram, '07, Thomaston, Ga., W. H. Hightower, '08, Thomaston, 

J. H. Pritchard, '10, Dublin, Ga., Ga., 

W. H. Wilhoit, '09, Warrentown, 


Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa 
Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Sigma, Kappa Alpha. Chi Phi. 

C. C. DAY. 

Beta Sigma, University of Vermont, Burlington. 

As the college year draws steadily to a close, and commencement 
looms up in the foreground, we can not but regret that we must lose 
by graduation two very loyal brothers: Simpon and Cobb. However, 
there is solace in glacing over the past months and allowing our minds 
to feed on the many pleasant memories of association and companion- 
ship with such fellows. 

The past year has been a successful one all around. Last fall we 
spiked some excellent men, who have unusual interest in Sigma Nu, 
and who will be a valuable aid in rushing next year. Several social 
stunts were held in Beta Sigma's domain at intervals through the 
year, but the crowning event will, of course, be the annual boat ride, 
about June 1st. 

The new building of the College of Medicine was opened in Decem- 
ber, and it is an edifice of which we are proud, both because of its 
imposing appearance, and because of its unlimited facilities. The 
property south of the gymnasium has at last been secured for the 
site of Morril Hall. We hope that this building may be erected during 
the next year. 

During the past few months we were glad to welcome back for 
brief visits Bros. J. H. Aiken, '01; Griswold, '01; Rich, '02; Holman, 
'03; Bracett, '03; Darling, '04; Perlns, '05; Holmes, ex-'06,' iwid Powers, 

" CSaPtUR LStftim 201 

Bro. R. H. Smith attended the First Division Convention and banquet, 
at Easton, Pa., In January. He returned to us a more enthusiastic 
Slg than ever, full of suggestions, and reporting one of the most 
enjoyable times of his life. 

Bro. Ross, *04, Medical, '08, and Bro. G. F. Reed, *07, attended the 
convention of the Student Volunteer Movement, at Nashville, Tennes- 
see. They were cordially welcomed by the Vanderbllt Slgs, and they 
also met several other wearers of the five-armed badge. 

Bro. Hollister, '03, entered the Department of Medicine this year. 
"Teddy" has already begun to have something of the aspect of an M. 

Junior week this year was a remarkable success. Among the events 
were two base ball games with Bowdoln, and one with Norwich Uni- 
versity, fraternity dances, the annual home concert of the musical 
clubs. Cotillion Club dance, histrionics, and the Junior Promenade. 
Also a few sessions of college work. 

Bro. Harry Barker, '04, paid a visit to Bro. R. W. Marshall, '04, in 
Lindsay, California, during the winter months. As "Bark"' and "R. 
Willie" were roommates throughout their college course, they probably 
had a genuine reunion. 

G. F. REED. 

Beta Rho, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 

Beta Rho has done very well this year In securing new and desirable 
men. All of these have been freshmen, and seem to be good fraternity 

Bro. T. G. Young has left us to take a position on the Baltimore 
Sewer Commission. We are all sorry to see Young go, as he was a 
hard worker in the interests of the chapter and a mighty good fellow. 
Bro. Hobson has left the Law School to take a responsible position 
with a large wholesale firm here in town and still lives in the house 
with us. Easter vacation being over we are all back to hard work 
In the class-room and In the athletic field. 

Beta Rho Is fairly represented on the diamond by Brother Hay, who 
Is the star twirler of the varsity team, while Shirley and Russell 
represent us on the freshman varsity team. Shirley catches while 
Russell holds down first In a style worthy a professional ball player. 

Bro. Daniel Coogan, the last year's varsity coach, has forsaken us for 
Lehigh and while we congratulate Lehigh, we also envy them as wo 
miss his cheery presence and hearty good fellowship. 

Bro. Herman represents us on the varsity crew, of which he Is 
captain. A more husky or better oarsman is not to be found. 

We are represented on the wrestling team by Bro. Petit, a wiry 
little freshman, the smallest man in the chapter. We all shrewdly 
suspect his name should be spelled thus, "P-e-t-l-t-e." 

Bro. Lenderman Is captain of the varsity bowling team, as well as 
May King, which honor we have held for two years. 

Much to our sorrow Bro. Townsend did not grace the "Mask and 
Wig'* show this year for reasons best known to himself. We think 
he had higher aspirations. 

Taking our work all round we have quit ourselves like men and made 
the influence of dear old Sigma Nu felt in every department of college 
activity. I 

S9^ DtettA OP StGJtA iW 

Last, but not least, the ladies! Bro. Herman's fine physique makes 
him our ladies' man; then he has such a winning way, and Gill comes 
in a close second, with brother Hobson taking their dust. Bro. 
Nields is no longer our ladies' man, having met what looks to be his 
fate since last year. 

Beta Rho was represented at the installation of our baby chapter. 
Gamma Psi, at Syracuse, by Bro. Nields, who was custodian of the 
goat during the ceremony. Bro. Nields reports that we have fifteen 
fine men in our new chapter, who are well able to uphold the high 
standards and ideals of Sigma Nu. 

The men have leased a splendid house for next year, which con- 
tains twenty rooms. Our only pledged man at present is Saluns (?), 
a freshman architect and a very popular man. 

F. D. PERKINS, 3d. 

P. S. — We are contemplating entering a team in the Inter-firatemity 
Base Ball League, and feel satisfied that we can put as fast a team in 
the field as any chapter here. It is to be hoped that this project will 
not fall through, as it will promote very materially the growing good- 
will between the various chapters represented. This is an end to be 
worked hard for as good inter-fraternity feeling has been an unknown 
thing here in the past years. At the present time the good feeling 
seems to be growing, and while there was no hard feeling before, the 
only cause for unity of action was politics; however, we hope that 
soon we will be able to have a pleasant time with our fellow Greeks in 
a social way, and thus have an opportunity to discover more fully their 
good points. The other day we had a visit from a member of another 
chapter here, which we enjoyed much and hope it will be repeated in 
the near future. 

One other thing is needed here, and that is a Pan-Hellenic Council, 
as the fraternities are back of everything that is worth doing. 

F. D. PERKINS, 3d. 

Beta Zeta, Purdue University. 

With Senior vacation only a few weeks off and the close of school 
near at hand, we are looking forward to the closing of a very pros- 
perous year for Beta Zeta, and the pleasant prospects of the first 
alumni reunion since the founding of this chapter, to be held during 
commencement week. 

Elaborate plans have been made, and from the letters received we 
expect to have at least half of our one hundred and thirty-five men 
present. We would be glad to have any other Sigma Nus who are near 
here at the time, make it a point to stop to enjoy the fun. The most 
prominent men among our alumni have promised to attend and we are 
sure that the reunion will be a grand success. 

Base ball and track work are well under way and the future looks 
very bright for a successful season. Bros. Wintrode and Keim are on 
the track squad and we are sure that they will make their positions 
In the first try-out next week. Bro. Holdson is a promising candidate 
for the position of right fielder on the varsity base ball team. Holdson 
was honored with the re-election to the captaincy of next year's basket 
bftll team. He is the only man who has held this position two years 

in succession on our basket ball team. He has worked hard all during 
his school career and we are glad to say that he is now receiving his 

Bros. Kemper, Wilson, Moore and Edmonds, of Gamma Iota, Ky. 
State, were with us during one day of their school inspection trip in 
March. They are certainly fine fellows and we hope that they will 
come this way on their next trip as we thoroughly enjoyed every 
minute of their visit. 

The northern Indiana Teachers Association held their annual con- 
vention here this month. About three thousand teachers attended. 
Bros. Bridges and Towle, of Beta Beta, were among the number and 
stopped to call on the chapter. 

The regular initiation of the Freshmen occurred at our hall on 
April 2d. We wish to introduce to the general fraternity the new 
brothers: Beaumont Cooley, of Evansville, Ind.; D. S. Faulkner, of 
Topeka, Kansas, and E. F. Smith, of Vincennes, Ind. 

These men started out right in school by taking an active part in 
class politics and athletics and we hope to see them occupy prominent 
places later on. 

The only thing which dulls the pleasure of the close of the school 
year is the loss of our four seniors, Keim, Roach, Barnard and Morgan. 
We are all glad to say that the men have all secured good positions in 
their respective lines of work. Beta Zeta will feel the loss greatly, 
but the only thing which reconciles us to the fact, is that the alumni 
will gain by our loss. 


Beta Nu, Ohio State University, Coiumbus. 

In this, the last letter of the college year we will make a short re- 

"view of those things which stand out most strongly in our chapter 

life. In September eight old men put in appearance. We pledged and 

Initiated five freshmen and received Bro. Harry H. Watt as an affll- 

isLte from Beta Upsilon. During the rushing season Bros. Guernsey and 

^^£udge were around quite a bit and with them always came good. 

^€llowship and lots of fun. Later we took in Harvey Shilling, of Troy, 

^uid Harry Wolf, of Circleville. Bro. McDermont left school during the 

3^ear to accept a position with the Dayton Lighting Co. Bros. Wertz, 

X^;oover and Wolf all left to enter business at home. Bro. Henry 

^filler is following a plow on his mammoth farm just out of Columbus. 

-^t State we have an inter-fraternity base ball league, consisting of 

^!ght fraternities: Phi Gamma Delta, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Delta 

"tTheta, Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa Psi, and Kappa Sigma, (only six named — 

Ir.) This gets the fraternities together and is a fine thing all around. 

Saturday we play the Alpha Taus and for the sake of old times at 
'. M. I. will do our level best to win out. Our Pan-Hellenic Council is 
^uite a feature of fratemalism at Ohio State. This Council controls 
c^ertain things none of which are stated definitely, but the action must 
l^e ratified by at least twelve of the fourteen chapters represented. 
"Vrith this safeguard it is not liable that the Council will take any 
^radical steps. 

All winter Hon. Ed Wertz was in town as a member of the General 

AssemMy Qt Qbioi Mi be did sure cover UnseU wltb gloiTt We 


264 DMlfA oP stdkAjftJ 

gave him a little dinner at the Ohio Club last week. It was a rousing 
success and we all voted to have another before college closed. Bros. 
Sherman and Udall, both of the faculty, were present and Bro. Udall 
announced that in about eighteen years he would have an initiate for 
Sigma Nu, providing the young gentleman is as genial then as now. 
He weighed ten pounds — full weight. 

Air in all we feel like we have put in a year, but at the same time 
feel that it is never so good but it ought to have been better. 

I wish to say and Beta Nu accepts Beta Mu's idea on expansion; so 
we won't argue with her but will be glad to take the matter up with 
any one who can't see things as we do. 


Beta lota, Mt. Union College, Alliance. 

Beta lota chapter opens the spring term with all the old men in line 
except Carr, who has joined the ranks of the rural pedagogues for the 
time being. Hawkins has returned to complete the work of his Junior 

Three of the men whom we pledged in the fall term became eligible 
under the college ruling this term, and we recently initiated Jester A. 
Wilkin, of Kent, Ohio; George Harvey Mumaw, of Hiram, Ohio, and 
Henry Clinton Lower, of Louisville, Ohio. As pledges, all these men 
took an exceptional interest in the welfare of the fraternity and in the 
short time of their full membership, they have demonstrated thoir 
good fellowship and energy wherever the fraternity interests are at 
stake. All three of the men stand well in the college, both in class 
work and in social life. All three are working in base ball practico 
this spring, and Mumaw held a place on the second foot ball team lapt 
fall. He is a brother of Clarence E. Mumaw, class '00. 

The chapter's standing in the school is, we think, second to none; 
and what is more important, the inner life of the chapter has been most 
pleasant this year. Every project for the advancement of the chapter's 
interest has been entered into with unanimity and harmony, and the 
fellows seem closer together than ever before. 

In athletics the chapter has taken a prominent place. Riker played 
forward on the basket ball team, while W. A. Hazlett was captain. 
Shirk played regularly on the varsity until he left school on account 
of illness. In base ball, Riker is playing short stop; Relnoehl, right 
field, and Kerr held his place behind the bat against several formidable 
candidates. In class athletics Sigma Nu has been well represented: 
Kaho, Reinoehl and Walls occupied positions on the Junior Basket 
Ball Team, and Riker and Rockhill played with the seniors. In base 
ball Myers, Kaho, Reinoehl and Walls played with the juniors, and 
Rockhill and Riker with the seniors. 

Bro. Kerr, Riker and Myers distinguished themselves recently by 
their excellent work in college plays. These have never been permitted 
in the college before, but through the excellent work of Prof. Pierce, 
our new instructor in oratory, two were given this spring. Bros. 
Myers and Davidson are singing in the Imperial Quartette of Alliance. 

We expect to make a trip to Silver Lake, near Akron, Ohio, on 
Saturday, June 2d and while there, to show our ladies and pledges a 

(eneral good time. We are plauanig bowever, to make our stag ban* 

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quet, on June 21st at the Hotel Alliance, the crowning event of the 
year. We have a custom of giving each year, at commencement time, 
a stag banquet for the old men who return. We have not yet completed 
all arrangements, but are working hard to make thi3 affair a complete 
success. If any brothers from other chapters happen to be in the 
vicinity at that time, we want them to let us know, !\nd we will assure 
them a good time. We are going to have all the old men back that we 
possibly can, and want to make this the greatest stag banquet we 
have ever had. 


Beta Upsilon, Rose Polytechnic, Terre Haute, Ind. 

Spring finds Beta Upsilon more prosperous than ever, although our 
ranks have been thinned, we still have nine men in our house. 

Hamilton who was called home in February to the bedside of his 
father was taken seriously ill last month. At last reports he was out 
of danger but far from recovery. 

The Rose Glee Club will offer at its annual entertainment this year 
the comic opera "Pinafore." In this we are well represented: Bro. 
Knopf will appear in the role of the hero, Ralph Rackstraw; and Bro. 
Mitchell is a member of the beauty chorus. Beauchamp, who, by the 
way is one of the honor men of his class this year, is a promising 
candidate on the base ball squad. 

Goodman who led the sophomore class last year has been appointed 
foot ball manager for next season. 

On Friday, March 30th, Bro. J. Robt. Boatman, Zeta. '95, now of 
Belize, British Honduras, made us a very short but enjoyable visit. 
Bro. Boatman is a very intimate friend of Bro. Bob Riggs, who is the 
mainstay of our chapter here. 

Trowbridge of the Western Electric Co., of Chicago, visited us over 
Sunday, April 1st. 

Bro. A. L. Leefers, Gamma Sigma, who is with the Chicago Iron and 
Bridge Co., has headquarters here and we see him quite often. 

Claude Cox and Regan, of Indianapolis, were with us for a short 
visit in April. 

Crane, who left school a year ago last February dropped in for a 
short visit in M^rch. 

Bard, quarter on the varsity last season, who left school in February, 
has accepted a position with the Penna R. R. here, and is again one 
of us. 


Gamma Pi, West Virginia University, Morgantown. 

We have Just got settled in our new home, the Bering residence at 
the comer of Spruce and Wiley Streets. A great big job is this moving 
business — ask Larew or Scott, or Coffleld, or one of the other fellows. 

But it's over now and we are living pleasantly and happily. Thanks 
to Bro. Cotton's good work, who assisted in buying furnishings at 
Pittsburgh, the house is nicely fitted up. Visiting brothers 9ii4 friends 

are more tbau welcome at our lo4ge. 

206 DUtTA OP StOMA Iftr 

There are ninteen brothers or our chapter in the university this 
spring term. The winter term closed with twenty-one men. 

Smith is now on an extended visit through Virginia and will not 
return to the university this year. 

Will Gist has accepted a position as instructor in Literature and 
English at the Wesleyan University, of West Virginia, s-tuated at 
Buckhannon; he, too, will not be back. However, Gist will take his 
A. B. here in June. 

This number, nineteen, we hope to swell in a few weeks to twenty- 
four more, for then we expect to initiate five or six pledged men; 
our invitation will have taken place before this letter is published. 

Our number will be reduced again in June, for seven men, besides 
Gist receive their degrees at this year's commencement, viz: Robinson, 
Brand, Larew, Coffleld, Schrader, Crow and Friedman. 

During the past two and half months the chapter has participated 
In a number of social gatherings. Dr. Purinton, our university presi- 
dent, moved into his new mansion house on the campus early in 
February, and on the evening of the tenth he received the professors 
and their wives, some of the young lady students, the members of the 
Senior class and others. 

Our seniors, above enumerated, were there. On February 19th and 
20th, Ben Greet, the well known English actor of Shakespeare's plays, 
and his company were here and rendered "Twelfth Night" and "Mac- 
beth." Nearly all of our members were at both performances. 

The chapter gave an informal house party on the evening of February 
21st, in honor of Miss Alma Friedman, sister of the writer, she having 
come to Morgantown to attend the annual Military Ball which took 
place the following evening. 

Several young lady friends, and members of the chapter and our 
pledges were present. Mrs. J. C. Ely, the mother of John, chaperoned. 
The occasion was a pleasant one. 

Seven of the fellow-actives and pledges attended the ball on the 
following evening. 

This year's military, which is the principal annual social event in 
university circles, was largely attended and in many respects was the 
best appointed affair of the kind ever given here. 

On the evening of February 23d the chapter gave a smoker at the 
chapter house for the members and pledges, to commemorate the 
second anniversary of its installation. 

Speeches were made by several of the members on subjects ap- 
propriate for the occasion. The Sigma Nu spirit and enthusiasm were 
much in evidence. 

More than a month later. March 29th, at a much more pretentious 
affair, enthusiasm and fraternal spirit of the highest degree were rife. 
This was the banquet given at Wheeling by the Sigs of that city, who 
are working for an alumni chapter of the fraternity. 

Five of our men were present: Brand, Robinson, J. Gist, Kennamond 
and Friedman. We are indebted to our Wheeling brothers for a very 
pleasant time. All success to their efforts in their present venture! 

The Kappa Deltas, a local sorority, are working for a chapter of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma. An inspector of the national organization was 
here on April 14th, and on that evening the young ladies held a re- 
ception in her honor at the president's house. 


The members of the other two Sororities represented here, several 
professors and their wives, and a number of the members of each of 
the ten fraternities at W. Va. U., attended the affair. Seven of our 
men were there. 

So much for our participation in society. Some recent honors are 
ours: T. S. Patterson, one of our pledges and who will probably be an 
initiate when this letter appears in the Delta, was one of the five 
delegates sent from W. Va. U. to the international Y. M. and Y. W. C. 
A. Student Volunteer Convention, held at Nashville during the first 
week of March. 

Parker was a member of the W. Va. U. debating team which debated 
here on the evening of April 12th, against a strong team from the 
university of Wooster, Ohio. The judges rendered their decision for 
West Virginia, and gave the prize of fifteen dollars, which was offered 
for the second best debator on both teams, to our own Parker! 

O. F. Gibbs, one of our pledged men, has just returned with the 
Varsity Glee Club, which has been touring the State for the past two 
weeks giving performances in most of our principal cities. He was 
second tenor in the quartette of the club, and as such made an impres- 
sion that created favorable comment on the part of some of the State 

The Glee Club had the most successful trip this year it has had in 
its existence. 

Nor are our political, scholarship and musical honors all: We have 
taken part in recent athletic events as well. 

L. W. Ryan, a pledge who will be initiated at our coming initiation, 
was one of the leaders in the annual gymnasium exhibition given in 
the armory on the evening of February 10th. Ely, a freshman of the 
true Sigma Nu spirit, was one of the best players on this year's varsity 
basket ball team. 

In the Penn. State game, which was the last and best of the season, 
John pitched six of the eight goals made by West Virginia, thus 
giving us victory; score IC to 13. Ely is also a sub, on the varsity base 
ball team. Brake has recently been elected manager of next year's 
basket ball team. He is himself a player of basket ball and also of. 
base ball, but his athletic strength is shown best as a member of the 
varsity foot ball team. 

Pictures of these men and our athletes may be found in this number 
of the Delta. Owing to a misunderstanding on the part of the reporter 
these pictures were not sent for insertion in the annual athletic num- 

Thus closes the last chapter letter from the present writer as re- 
porter for Gamma Pi. In his first letter, which appeared la.-jt October, 
he commented with pride upon our political, athletic and scholarship 
honors and standing, and lamented the fact that we were weak socially, 
at the same time predicting social standing for the immediate future. 
From what appears above and from what was said in the February 
Delta, it is evident that this social standing is being rapidly attained 
and that we are more than holding our own in politics, athletics and 
scholarship in West Virginia University. 

With these words the writer lays down his pen and quits this service. 
His successor will take up the work where he leaves off; he hopes and 
believes it will be much better executed during the next year than it 
has been in that now ending. 


Service as reporter ends with the puhllcation of this letter, yet the 
writer hopes his service to the fraternity has only begun. 


Beta Beta, De Pauw Unlveraity, Greencastle, Ind. 

During the past term. Beta Beta was favored with visits from several 
of the alunmi and also from other members of Sigma Nu. Among 
the former were Roy L. Davidson and Ralph W. Bridges, who graduated 
last year; Bro. Johnson, of Martinsville, an alumnus of earlier date, 
paid us a short call. We were indeed pleased to welcome Bro. Woods, 
our well known editor of the Delta, as well as Bro. Harry B. Marsh, 
of IndianapoUff, our Division Inspector. 

Since our last letter De Pauw has through Sigma Nu achieved 
another victory. This is none other than the winning of the State 
Oratorical Contest by Bro. Paul Smith of Ames, Iowa. His next 
victory, we hope, will be at Topeka, Kans., at the Inter-State Contest 

[Later — Bro. Smith won second place — See Gamma Sigma letter. — 
Edr. Delta.] 

Beta Beta recently added to her list of members the name of C. 
Emery Asbury, whom we initiated March, 31st. We have now begun 
base ball practice and will organize a fraternity team to compete with 
the' various other fraternities. We entertain hopes of winning the cup 
which was last year captured by Delta Kappa Epsilon. Our chapter 
is in good condition both financially and otherwise. 


Gamma Lambda, University of Wisconsin^ Madison. 

Probably you have all heard echos of the din Wisconsin is kickiii."! 
up in athletics and possibly some of you understand the "why" of 
If so, you are better off than we who are so close that our prospective 
rather wraped and comprehension lacking. It seems that the enorm.'i.^'y 
of foot ball as now practiced weighed heavily on the august bodB.^8 
of Michigan, Chicago, Northwestern, Minnesota and Wisconsin and '^^ 
a series of conferences improvements were adopted to go into effect ^s 
soon as present contracts expire. Michigan, Minnesota and Chic^a-^^^' 
are so bound by contract that the old regime still holds and foot t^^^-H 
with its attendant evils will exist practically as before. On the otX»^r 
hand Wisconsin's contracts have expired and our faculty, believi^*^^ 
that the "big*' games could not be played with clean men, have decid^^ 
that for one year (or more) they will countenance only games witl^*° 
the college and such minor games as they may deem advisable. Tti.^*'' 
belief is that when other contracts have expired our sister universit.1 ^^ 
will be glad to resume "big" games on a strictly amateur basis. 

Apseudo gym meet was held April 7th. in derlson of the new rul^^* 
The features scheduled were: an inter-fraternity sack race over 
stacles, a race between the janitors of the several buildings, a race 
Phflipinos only, a basket ball game between long and short men. ^^ 
gundersacks, and a faculty basket ball game. All the motions of a r^^ 
meet were gone through with, even to the trophies. That offered f^^^ 
the inter-fraternity sack race was a beautiful little loving cup. It w»« 


won by Ray Stroud, running for Beta Theta Pi ; Earl Barker, running 
for Sigma Nu, finished a hand's breadth behind him. 

When Bro. Wile came up from Indiana he brought with him two 
very good ideas for chapter meetings. They go hand in hand and are 
called "The Sigma News" and "The Remarks for the Good of the 
Order." To start the plan a senior member gives the Remarks for the 
Good of the Order (and usually improves his opportunity); at the 
following meeting he delivers the Sigma News, which is a collection of 
roasts and speeches due to the fellows. At the same meeting the 
second senior gives the Remarks and at the meeting following the 
Sigma News. So it goes down the list — Remarks one week and Sigma 
News by the same man the next. I can promise any chapter that 
tries it a lot of good and a heap of fun. 

The Junior Prom came on February IGth, and we had almost as good 
a time as we expect to have next year. Bro. Rogers wfis General 
Secretary of the Prom Committee and as such secured for us the best 
box in the hall — just as Eskuche did last year. Our box and house 
party were chaperoned by Mrs. Henry Eskuche, of Milwaukee, and 
Mrs. Clara Barker, of Chippewa Falls. The girls and their escorts 
follow: Miss Harriman, of Appleton; Miss Smith, of Beaver Dam; 
Miss Bissell, of Lodi; Miss Stickney, of Wauwatosa; Miss Graham, of 
Bvanston, 111.; Miss Kemler, of Chicago; the Misses Barlow, Corse and 
Adams, of Kappa Kappa Gamma ; the Misses Comstock, Hurd and That- 
cher, of Alpha Phi ; the Misses Pickford and Borresen. of Tri Delta, and 
Miss Goe, of Kappa Alpha Theta. George B. Goodwin (G. R.), of Mil- 
waukee, and Eskuche, E. Barker, C. Barker, Hibbard, Mead, Kachel, 
Rogers, Welton, Phillips, Owen, Knight. Bissell, Pryor, Dunlap, 
Myers and Gridley, for the chapter. The girls were good enough to 
present us with a magnificient set of candelabra for the tables — a 
precedent and gift that we appreciate very much. 

Cards have been issued for our formal party on April 27th. Prof- 
Xessor and Mrs. Burchell, Mrs. E. Olds, of Milwaukee; Major and Mrs. 
^ead, of Plymouth; Bro. and Mrs. A. D. Dorsett, of Baraboo; and 
Bro. and Mrs. W. O. Hotchkiss, of Madison, will see to our good be- 

Since the last letter we have pledged and initiated Wayne William 
Bissell, of Lodi, Wisconsin, whose musical powers do much to keep our 
orchestra up to the standard of Urner, Hinn and Co., at old 613. We 
have also been fortunate enough to pledge Walter Wellman, a Madison 
high school man, who has won several firsts in the yearly inter- 
scholastic. I might mention, too. that he is a nephew of Walter Well- 
man, the Aerialist, and future discovery of the North Pole. 

Fraternity athletics remain practically as they were last year: Beta 
Theta Pi — winners of the 1905 Bowling Trophy — are tied for the same 
honor by Rho Delta Phi (local). The tie match will be rolled this 
week. Delta Upsilon recently won the inter-fraternity relay race as 
they have done for four years past. Fraternity base ball has just 
started and we hope that Phi Kappa Sigma will not succeed in holding 
the cup a third year. We have a strong team under Captain Fay, who 
was the best short stop in the Fraternity League last season. With 
Knight, who fanned sixteen men in a seven-inning game with the Phi 
Kapps, and some rattling new material, we hope to make the cup 
ours. ,1 



We were so unfortunate this year as to lose C. B. Rightor, '08. He 
left mid-semester to take up a position with the Wells Fargo people. 
Francis C. Krauskopf (Beta Eta), was appointed instructor in Analy- 
tical Chemistry at the university and came here from Cornell to ac- 
cept the position. He has already proven himself an ardent 
enthusiast in Sigma Nu and takes a keen interest in our work. 

The Fifth Division Convention is scheduled for the first week in 
May. We all want to go, of course, for the Illinois fellows are rosral 
entertainers and then, too — 

" — its always fair weather 
When good fellows get together. 

With a stein on the table 
And a good song ringing clear." 


Gamma Nu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Gamma Nu has been doing things of late with such regularity that 
the whole Campus is taking notice. Our political arrangenients haye 
been working so smoothly that we have been successful in landing 
everything we have gone after, and the end is not yet. At times the 
machine has been lubricated so successfully that no contests have 
ensued, with the result that Sigma Nus have been offered the ooTeted 
places on silver platters. 

As an instance of this look at the Michiganensian election, occuring 
last Saturday. The office of managing editor of the senior year book, 
one of the big college honors, was scheduled to go this year to a 
fraternity man, but inasmuch as the faculty recently changed the 
system of elections, that office was placed at the disposal of a body 
of trustees elected by the student body. Instead of this "fussing" 
Bro. James Earl Ogle, Jr. (since he was elected we give his full name 
as a mark of esteem), he set to work, and got a strong bunch of 
trustees in the field, all of whom we pledged to vote for him when 
elected. The prestige of his name and that of the fraternity froze out 
all opposition except in two departments, and there his men won after 
a stiff fight. Bro. Ogle is a junior lit, and gained his Journalistic ex- 
perience on the Johnstown, Pa. Tribune, and the Michigan Daily. He . 
is also a member of the Spinx Honor Society and of the Madagascar 
Press Club. We expect him to give us the best year book for 1907 
ever printed at Michigan, for he is truly a man of large parts. 

Two members of Gamma Nu also secured high honors at the hands 
of the Michigan Union in connection with the mammoth minstrel 
carnival to be given in university hall on the evenings of May 4 and 6. 
Bro. Arthur C. Pound was made General Chairman, and in the subse- 
quent appointments Bro. C. Lewis Green accepted the place of Musi- 
cal Director. These are the two most important places in the whole 
list, and both came without solicitation. The carnival corresponds 
to the Union's Big County Fair project of last year, as both were 
destined to raise money for the Union's working expenses during the 
next year. Last year Bro. Walter D. Cole, was chairman of the county 
fair, and the selection of Sigma Nus for these important posts two 




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years in succession is a tribute to Gamma Nu's high standing at 

Another brother who has gained signal renown of late is H. Clifford 
Stevenson, who has been made permanent secretary of the Michigan 
Union. He will have entire charge of the finances of this immense 
project, and his services are rewarded by a salary, though its hardly 
large enough to let him extend our dining room. This appointment 
made Bro. Stevenson's return next year certain, for v.hich we are all 
thanking our stars. He will also continue managing the business end 
of the Michigan Alumnus. Bro. Stevenson has been one of the most 
successful of Gamma Nu's men. He is generally known as one of the 
strong men on the campus by both faculty and students and his con- 
servative advice next year will be the means of saving the chapter 
from mistakes more than once. 

In this connection I am glad to announce that Bro. Stevenson's 
long siege of the heart of a fair co-ed has at last been rewarded. Miss 
X«lia Volland, a senior, with whom we are all, severally and collect- 
ively, in love, has officially joined the ranks of the Sig Sisters by 
ivearing the flve-pointed star. Miss Volland is a member of Sorosis, 
and lives in Grand Rapids. Her first two years in college were spent 
at Wellesley. Recently we had the honor of entertaining the young 
lady's father, and made such a profound impression that Steve's 
suit met success soon afterward. The attraction was mutual, for at 
one time we almost pledged our guest, as he had all the requirements 
of brotherhood. 

Reference to the tender affairs of the heart brings us to Bro. Harold 
Hooker, '04, who wedded Miss Mary Stuart, in Saginaw, on March 27. 
We were mighty glad to see "Hook" made the happiest man on earth 
as he was one of Gamma Nu's strongest brothers when we needed 
strong men. One of the wedding gifts was a handsome silver loving 
cup, with three handles and a Sigma Nu pin engraved thereon, pre- 
sented by Gamma Nu chapter. This wedding signified the happy end 
of another college romance, as the affair began in Ann Arbor, when 
both were members of the class of '04. Mrs. Hooker was a member 
of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. 

Just to show our fraternity at large what an all-round chapter we 
boast of at Michigan, tane the case of Bro. Thomas Allen Sims, honor 
debater. Sims was a member of the varsity debating team that won 
the inter-collegiate contest from Wisconsin last month. Not a little 
of the honor of the victory belongs to Tom, for he led the assult on 
the enemy's position with a vim and force that brought him round 
after round of applause. His victory also brought him $50, which 
caused satisfaction of a different kind but equally gratifying. The 
boys were all glad to see Bro. Sims win, for he had worked so con- 
sistently on the debate that we seldom saw him. Now we will again 
have time to cultivate his acquaintance. 

On March 9. Gamma Nu initiated two freshmen. Ferdinand W. 
Adams is a Saginaw boy; authorities differ as to whether or not this 
is against his future success. He is a remarkable athlete, a good 
student and already popular on the campus. In one of the indoor 
meets he tied the varsity high jump record at six feet, an.l outdoors 
will go above this mark with ease. He is sure of his "M." "Ferd's" 
companion on the trip through the purgatory of goatdom was Harry 


C. Schlatter, of South Bend, Ind. Harry is a thorough student, an ac- 
complished gymnast, and more or less of a prodigy, on the violin. He 
fits in nicely in our orchestra. 

In addition to Bro. Adams, Gamma Nu will have another man on 
the track team; Bro. Ernest Sims appears to be Michigan's best pole- 
vaulter, and will undoubtedly be taken on the Chicago trip. Both 
these men have begun regular outdoor training. 

In the other branch of spring athletics, base ball, Bro. Sanger is the 
mainstay of Michigan's hopes. He appears to be in fine condition, 
trains hard, and ought to be able to duplicate his remarkable record 
of last year, when our opponents usually blamed him for their defeats. 
This spring he will see the brothers in the sunny south, as the base 
ball team, on which he is by all odds the most prominent figure, will 
invade the southland, stopping at Kentucky State, University of 
Tennessee and Vanderbilt. (Met Sanger at Ky. State, April 15. — Edr.) 

Nor is Bro. Sanger the only base ball player in the chapter, although 
he is the best known. Saturday afternoon we played the Delta Chis 
a practice game and marched away victor, 13 to 13, The game was 
marked by streaks of superb playing, even though it took place on what 
was half lake and half ridge. The Sigs put three pitchers to the 
subway, while Wood held the Delta Chis down to a few scattered hits. 
On a good field we feel that we can hang it on any crowd in town, and 
accordingly have accepted challenges from the Delta U's and the Phi 
Gams. We are also taking a prominent part in the organization of an 
inter-fraternity league. 

This record would not be complete if the writer failed to mention 
our social life. Fifteen of us took in the junior hop, the swell social 
stunt of the year, and had a rousing house party for three days in that 
festive season. The bills may not all be paid until commencement, but 
the fun was worth the subsequent embarrassment. The dressmakers 
in the gallery noised it abroad that we had the best looking crowd of 
girls at the hop, and while they were picked for qualities more lasting 
than mere beauty, we are not likely to deny the compliment. Of 
course we could not ship home post-haste such a galaxy of beauties, 
so we kept them for a three days house party, chaperoned by Mrs. 
Herdman, of Ann Arbor; and Mrs. Ramsdell, of Manistee, mother of 
our Carl. Mrs. Ramsdell is an ideal chaperone, and will be with us 
next year, if the hop bunch of this year are in the majority. 

One of the features of our house party was the little magazine "The 
Sigma News," written by members of the chapter, and containing a 
rich and rare assortment of poems, stories and grinds with the fellows 
as the unwilling "butts" thereof. 

To write a chapter letter without telling the unpleasant happenings 
is hardly fair though it would be easier. We have lost three brothers 
since the semester exams, one by illness, superinduced by hard work. 
Bro. Harry M. Matthews is now working in his father's automobile 
factory in Jackson, Mich., and promises to give the chapter a machine 
in the near future. It is rumored that he has designs on the married 
state before many moons have passed over his good head. We wish 
him luck in all his affairs, for "Matty" was ever a loyal Sigma Nu. 

Roy A. Malcolm is another "Sig" who has left Ann Arbor. Roy is 
now working for a Chicago firm, and has an excellent position. He 
may be back next year. We get jolly letters from him once in a while. 


and know that his heart is with us, even if his helpful presence is 
immersed in the smoke-baths of Chicago. 

The most unfortunate of the trio is Llyod Childs. This 3'oung man 
thought that he had to acquire all the medical lore in the department 
in one short semester, and as a result his health broke down. He 
is now recuperating at his home in Adrian, Mich. We trust he will 
be recovered sufficiently to return to college next year, as he is a 
valuable man. 

This leaves twenty-six names on our chapter roll, and two men will 
be initated shortly. They are Edward Kirby, of Toledo Ohio, and 
Clyde H. Pinney. of Ithaca, Mich. Kirby is a fresh lit and Pinney a 
fresh law. Both are strong freshmen and will make good Sigma Nus. 
In addition to these men, we are rushing several others and will 
probably hold a June initiation. This seems advisable since we have 
ten seniors graduated this year. 

This year we have enjoyed visits from Bro. Brentano, of Beta Upsi- 
lon; Bro. Dillon, of Beta Eta, and Bros. Meinke and several others 
from Gamma Gamma. Will Hooper, pledged to Gamma Chi, also spent 
several days, after which Gamma Nu voted to ratify his Washington 
pledge. Bro. Percy A. Wood, of Beta Chi, is now boarding at the 
house, so we see a great deal of him. 

The winter has passed pleasantly and profitably for Gamma Nu. 
We are strong in numbers and spirit, and think that we are making 
a strong bid for success in the face of powerful competition. Every 
day finds us stronger in the estimation of the university and stronger 
in fellow-feeling; the road to success stretches broad and bright in 
front of us. 


Gamma Beta, Northwestern University, Evanston, III. 

Gamma Beta opened this current year very auspiciously with its 
annual formal dance. As this is the first big social event of the college 
year it is always looked forward to with interest by the world of 
Greeks, and this year was no exception. If anything, it surpassed our 
former efforts. 

With the exception of our party, January was a reasonably quiet 
month. Few sounds broke the stillness, except the hum of the grind- 
stone as the freshmen prepared for the mid-year exams, or a sudden 
crash as Bro. Reisner found it easier to knock a door off its hinges than 
to open it in the usual manner. This is a nefarious habit of 
Reisner's, and something should be done to break him of it. 

February contained its usual quota of examinations, bad weather, and 
flunk-notices, the last however being much in the minority, (gloria 
domino, also mirabile ditu). The atmosphere was shattered semi- 
occasionally as Bro. Steward-Treasurer Wilkinson fired another cook; 
and sometimes the biblical injunction about cussing was almost in- 
fringed upon when some of the boys broke a few teeth when testing 
the concoctions of the last cook's successor. It is only fair to say, 
however, that these troubles are now nearly forgotton. and the processes 
of digestion again proceed to process. "She," that is the cook, is a 
diminutive person of colored extraction, afflicted with the in-growing 


cognomen of "Mrs. Macedonia Something of Other." No one erer di»- 
covered what her posterior nomen was. 

February is especially enjoyed by the upper classmen in Gamma Beta, 
for in that month the freshmen take their annual bath. 

Every week a near-solemn procession made its way to the bathroom 
(lavatory, perhaps, would be the proper word), taking with it a blushing 
freshie, dressed in nothing but a cold sweat and a sickly smile. There 
with due ceremony he was deposited gently in a tub of cold water, 
while the others stood around making a noise like a cake of ice in a 
stone jug. It is only in thrilling moments like these that under- 
classmen can be made to appreciate how great a crime it is to be a 
freshman. Moral — like Punch's advice to those about to marry, "Don't." 

March, as is its custom, followed close after February, and the first 
few days found Bro. Reisner on a sharp lookout for spring. In an 
unguarded moment we elected our robust brother Frat base ball captain, 
and we fear that it has gone to his head. We humor him, however, by 
calling him "Cap'n," which mollifies him greatly. 

This month, also, is notable for what is popularly known as "Hank's 
Feed." Bro. Gilruth, in a moment of temporary insanity, invited 
Gamma Beta to spend the evening at his hospitable home to meet his 
whole blessed family. It was announced that a corps of experienced 
workers had been cutting sandwiches ever since morning, but for a 
time ft was feared that they should have started work the night before. 
Bro. Apfelbach was discovered attempting to eat the knobs on the arm 
of his chair, but was checked before much damage was done. 

An inter-fraternity whist league has been raging here this spring, and 
Sigma Nu is well represented by Bros. Bendix and Harwood. This 
pair l.'as played a steady, consistent game throughout. At the very 
start they pitched their camp in the cellar and defied the most desperate 
endeavors to displace them; they would have dug a sub-cellar, if neces- 
sary, in order to clinch last place! But even the best of us make mis- 
takes occasionally, so there is ample excuse for Bro. Harwood; he got 
the signals mixed in some unaccountable way, and before he could 
be stopped the team had won three games. This, of course, lost them 
their well earned position, but they still hope to regain it by a protest, 
or post-season series, or even force if necessary. There was also 
a rumor of a freshman whish tournament, but up to the time of going 
to press it could not be verified. 

Now is the season, also, when the wrinkled dress-suit goeth forth to 
press, and the smell of shoe-polish is strong in the land; when those on 
the party-lists go if they listeth, and the wail of the crimped riseth, yea, 
even unto the height of profanity. In other words, now is the time 
when the fraternities and sororities at N. W. are giving their formal 
parties, and in all directions can be seen Sigma Nu Romeos hiking 
after Greek-letter Juliets, while balcony scenes are enacted on every 

The house proposition is bothering us again this spring, and new 
decisions are reached daily. One thing is certain, however, if we do 
not remain in our present home, then we shall move into some other; 
and on the other hand, if we do not move into some other home, then 
we shall remain where we are. This we have decided after long and 
careful debate, and we believe that it is a big step in the right direc- 
tion. We can candidly and conscientiously advise all other chapters 
situated as we are, to make the same decision; they can not go wron^. 


As commencement approaches, the cares and worries of the learning- 
stuffed seniors increase in inverse ratio (whatever that is). Bro. Rech 
can not decide whether to take a fellowship in Biology, Language, or 
Society, and will probably arbitrate the matter by taking all three. 

Bro. Wilkinson has tied on his "worried look" and chewed the knots. 
He can not make up his mind as to which size Phi Beta Kappa key to 
order; the small ones are hard to see (from above), and the large ones 
weigh 80 on one's stomach; the whole subject is such a bore, anyway! 

Bro. Jordan has left the Liberal Arts Department this year and is 
now a freshman in law; he already has several suits underway — they 
are all confined, however, to the woman's Dorm or Joe, the tailor's. 
•"Sikes" is making rapid progress, though, he wears daily a business air 
and a suitcase full of books, both of which seem to weigh upon him 

The juniors, like the poor, we always have with us, and, perhaps, 
on the whole, it is just as well that we should. We see very little of 
them now-a-days, they are all hard at work, studying, investigating, 
searching for and into that strange, incomprehensible something which, 
poets tell us, makes the world go round. No, we don't mean the stuff 
that comes in bottles, but a more intangible, etherial something, which 
— which — O, rats, we, being only a sophomore, don't know anything 
about it anyway; so what's the use of trying to express it? But just 
ask a junior, he will tell you, or wear out his hat in the attempt. 

The sophomores on the other hand, are all busy at something worth 
while. Bro. Bell wields the big stick as class president, and, so far, 
has escaped impeachment. Bro. Apfelbach continues to torture wails 
and shrieks from the long-suffering catgut, and incidentally is learning 
to throw a ball from first base to catcher without hitting the short-stop. 
Bro. Head is improving his time also. He has temporarily hung his 
literary laurels on the gas jet, and is acquiring a number of startling 
card tricks, or, perhaps, a startling number of trick cards would be a 
better order. This he is doing ostensibly for the entertainment of his 
frat brothers, but in reality it is to enable him better to pilfer an extra 
slice of bread, or a handful of mashed potatoes from the dinner table, 
to serve as a midnight lunch. He is a crafty cuss, is Bro. Head. 

Bro. Knapp is in a bad way. He is attempting to wean himself from 
a severe attack of puppy-love, and with but indifferent success. Bro. 
Deac Gilson is back in the fold again after an absence of several days, 
and puts in his spare time batting out home runs for the frat team. 

Your humble scribe careens serenely on his low legged way and, in 
his estimation at least, is the whole soph base ball team. 

To go through the freshman rollcall would require more space than 
its importance warrants. They are all able to take nourishment we 
believe, and also enjoy short walks in the open air when the weather 
permits. On the whole they give fairly good imitations of students at- 
tending a university. 

Now, if the reader has survived his perusal of the foregoing collec- 
tion of odds and ends of miscellanious information, he has been re- 
warded by a more or less vague idea of what Gamma Beta is doing, 
individually and collectively. Now and then a worldly-wise alumnus 
pauses here a little while, and then rushes on again in his pursuit of 
the root of all evil. Occasionally an ever-welcome brother from a 
filter chapter stops long enough to say 'Tempus fugit" and U away 

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again. And one memorable Sunday in February we entertained some 
ten or twelve brothers from nearly as many different chapters. 

The open season for pledges is nearly here, and we await it eagerly. 
We have thrown away our bird-shot and are out after big game, as the 
season promises to be profitable. Chick Kittleman has been pledged 
for some time and a few days ago we added another, Joseph Innes, of 
Lake View high school. With these two as a start, and with strings 
tied to half a dozen more, we expect — but let what we expect be con- 
tinued in our next. 

CHAPTER ROLL, 1005-6. 

J. G. Wilkinson, '06, G. L. Apfelbach, '08 

G. H. A. Rech, '06, J. H. Gilson, '08, 

C. F. Jordan, '06, W. E. Knapp, '08, 

E. E. Bragg, '06, F. A. Weston, '08, 

L. A. Reisner, '07, C. S. Head, '08, 

K. E. Gilruth. '07, C. J. Parks, '09, 

E. B. Kittleman, '07, J. C. Williams, '09, 

E. O. Bendix, '07, Wm. Wermuth, '09, 

F. H. Harwood, '07, C. G. Dixon, '09, 
E. E. Honnold, '07, A. P. Pope, '09. 
M. E. Bell, '09, 


Delta Theta, Lombard College, Galesburg, III. 

Delta Theta's success this year has not waned in the least, and 
although we have only taken in four men this year, we feel satisfied 
that they will be an honor to Sigma Nu. A great deal of our time has 
been taken up lately with the Glee Club, and under the leadership of 
Bro. Robinson and with Bro. Austin as manager it has been a great 
success. In each of the towns in which concerts were given many 
friends were won for the college. Three members of the quartet are 
Sigs, Robinson, Atterberry and Linderholm, while Linderholm was also 
the baritone soloist of the club. This is one of the most successful 
trips ever made and the college will benefit largely by the reputation 

Lombard is in a peculiar stage of its existence and is making a great 
and seemingly successful effort to increase the size of her student 
body and also the endowment fund. Dr. Fisher, our new president, has 
been quite successful in this line and only a short time ago, the college 
received $25,000 from Andrew Carnegie, on condition that $75,000 more 
be raised. Of this $75,000 over $35,000 has already been raised and 
prospects are bright for securing the remainder. 

Lombard is entering upon a career of greater usefulness and prom- 
inence and she has the hearty support of every student and alumnus. 
As our Alma Mater grows so will Delta Theta grow also and do her 
share in furthering the plans of our friends and supporters. 


Gamma Gamma, Albion College, Albion, Michigan. 

The spring term finds us taken up with base ball, Latham, Moffatt, 
Squire, rludnutt, Saunderson and Russell, all having gotten out and 
worked for the team. Squire, Latham and Moffatt got permanent 
births and Bro. Saunderson is working out on the track. Bro. Latham 
pitched the opening game of the inter-collegiate season and registered 
15 strikeout, but failed to win because of poor support. Bro. Moffatt 
is making good in the box, and Squire is filling center-field to anyone's 

The Saturday before Easter, we gave an informal party at the home 
of Bro. Fred Russell. It pertained to the nature of an Easter party, 
egg hunting and decorating, and eggs for refreshments being in evi- 
dence. The place cards were mounted with tiny chickens. 

Meinke, GiUett and Meinecke, who form the Symphome Club have 
given some concerts in the surrounding towns and been well received. 
These three, and Saunderson, Newcomer, Kimball, VanEgmond and 
Loomis, gave a concert in Hudson, Mich., May 5th. Hudson is the 
home of Tom Howes an alumnus, and he gave the boys a royal time, 
and the boys reciprocatea by giving a fine entertainment. 

The annual chapter concert will be given about the middle of May. 
This is a free attraction to which the general public will be invited. 

Bro. Rex Latham and Charles T. Bower were our delegates to the 
Fifth Division Convention at Champaigne, 111., May 4th and 5th. 

We have received visits from H. E. Grant and Fred Day of the Ann 
Arbor Chapter. Both seemed delighted with the new chapter house. 

Robert Hortcn, U. S. Engineer of Rochester, N. Y., has been visit- 
ing his parents here. Horton is an alumnus of Gamma Gamma. 

Bro. A. C. Millspaugh has been nominated as editor-in-chief of the 
college paper the "Pleiad" and will in all probability swing the elec- 

We shall lose several of the brothers by graduat'on this spring and 
the boys will have to be there with the goods next fall. 


Beta Mu, Iowa State University, Iowa City. 

Realizing as we do that the mere mention of the progress of Beta Mu 
is taken for granted, we wish to especially direct this letter to the 
alumni, giving them such items of news in regard to their chapter as 
will enlighten them as to its work and also be of interest, knowing 
that by this means alone are they able to learn of their chapter in a 
definite and satisfactory way. 

On February 24th of the present school year Beta Mu gave her 
thirteenth annual banquet at the Burkley Imperial Hotel. It was one 
of the most delightful and enthusiastic functions our chapter has ever 
experienced. We were happy to greet about twenty alumni at this 
affair and were only sorry that we could not receive as many more. 
Certainly if the old members of Beta Mu knew how the active men 
appreciated their help by attending these annual banquets, more of 
them would make an effort to be present. We were also very much 
pleased to welcome Bro. C. C. Nye at the banquet. Mr. Nye is a mem- 
ber of Chi chapter and is a rising journalist in Des Moines, being city 
editor of the Register and Leader, the leading newspaper of Iowa, 

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Knowing that no better opportunity would present itself for dis- 
cussing questions of large interest to the chapter than at this ban- 
quet, plans were brought forward at this time in regard to a house- 
building proposition and home ownership. Many plans for building, 
also locations, were discussed. The most feasible one seemed to be to 
purchase our present home; then to remodel the interior, veneer with 
brick, and build a large veranda, making an elegant and substantial 
structure, costing about |15,000. A committee, consisting of three 
alumni and two active men, has been chosen to supervise the drawing 
of plans, letting of contracts, etc., and to have general charge of the 
project. This committee is made up of Mr. Robert J. Bannister, of 
Des Moines; Mr. Ed. S. White, of Harlan, Iowa, and Dr. W. R. Whitels, 
of Iowa City, for the alumni; and two men active in the chapter work. 
We feel confident of the success of the undertaking and are certain 
that our alumni will join with us in helping to give to Sigma Nu a 
chapter house of which any fraternal organization might well be proud. 

April 20th, on the occasion of the Junior Prom., we gave our second 
house party. Meeting with the decided success it did last year, we 
are indeed pleased that it is none the less successful this year, and 
are assured that it is undoubtedly the most satisfactory means of en- 
tertainment a fraternity can employ. Our guests were: Jessie Smith, 
Osage, Iowa; Laura Fay, Nevada, Iowa; Phoebe Robins, Peoria, 111.; 
Jeannette True, Eddeyville, Iowa; Genevieve Crawford, Davenport; 
Clara Farmer, Sioux Rapids; Ethel Baker, Decorah; Edith Linn, 
Chicago; Naomi Hayes, Tampa, Fla.: Alice McElrath, Mt. Vernon; 
Lucile Oehler, Iowa City; Dorothy Musser, Iowa City; Adah Ragsdale, 
Des Moines; Marie Naeve, Dennison; Flora Whiting, Mapleton; Mam- 
mie Barton, Fort Dodge; Anne DeSellem, Iowa City; Carrie Bradley, 
Iowa City. The Col. and Mrs. Burnett, formerly of Iowa City, now of 
Blees Military Academy, Macon, Mo., were chaperones. 

A most excellent feature of school life has been instituted this year 
to promote a better inter-fraternity spirit and bring the fraternities 
in closer touch with each other. I speak of a Pan-Hellenic base ball 
league, composed of Iowa's eight fraternities, who will compete for the 
championship and a silver cup to be bestowed upon the winner at the 
close of the season, about May 30th. Two years ago a similar league 
was organized and Sigma Nu was fortunate enough to carry off the 
honors. At the present time our prospects compare very favorably 
with the others, and we are hopeful of again wearing the laural wreath. 

We now have two men on the varsity base ball team: Emmett Kelly 
and Wayne Kelly, both of whom are assured of playing on the team dur- 
ing their college course; also James F. Barton, who has been a star 
in university basket ball for two years, will act in the capacity of 
captain next season. 

In the District Convention, held at Minneapolis, April 25, 26, 27 and 
28, we were represented by seven men. These district conventions 
are decldely helpful to the chapter where they are held and iseem to 
infuse an enthusiastic and enterprising spirit, which perhaps nothing 
else can do. Why can they not be held oftener — at least once a year? 

Aside from many of our alumni visitors we have been glad to wel- 
come brethren from other chapters, among them being: Inspector C. 
R. Hays, Chi, now located in Denver, Colo.; C. C. Nye, Chi, Des Moinea; 


I. W. Baker, Gamma Mu, Des Moines; C. L. Woodfleld, Beta Beta, New 
Hampton, Iowa. 

Mr. Alfred R. Berry, formerly of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, now of Iowa City, 
and member of Chi chapter, has affiliated with Beta Mu since our last 
communication to the Delta. Berry is a graduate of Cornell college 
in the class of '05, and is now a member of the freshman class in the 
college of law. We were exceedingly sorry to lose a most excellent 
man and good, genial Sigma Nu this spring, Bro. C. B. Dixon, of Wash- 
ington, Iowa. He is now located in Ottumwa in the mercantile busi- 

This leaves us at the close of the school year with eighteen loyal 
Sigma Nus, three of whom we will lose by graduation, leaving fifteen 
who will enter school in the fall to place Sigma Nu again at the head 
of Iowa Greeks. 


D. F. Steck, E. J. Kelley, 

W. W. Fay, C. A. Moon, 

C. S. Lister, E. M. Cassady, 
A. Dixon, C. S. Foster, 
R. B. Pike, R. L. Leach, 

H. O. Parsons, A. W. MuUan, 

R. S. Towne, E. C. Cobb, 

D. G. Mullan, A. Berry, 
J. F. Barton, . W. Kelly, 


Gamma Tau, University of I\1inne80ta, Minneapolis. 

At the time this letter is written Gamma Tau chapter is topsy-turvy 
with the Sixth Division Convention. We feel fortunate in getting the 
convention here, and besides giving us the pleasure of entertaining 
the delegates, it has done Gamma Tau an immense amount of good. 
The convention dance will take the place of our formal party this 
«pring, and close the social season for us. 

Along practical and honorary lines we have been particularly suc- 
cessful this year. MteAfee was elected Business Manager of the 
Junior Annual, winning a hotly contested race by a large majority; 
Colyer is on the reportorial staff of the daily; Kreiter was chosen 
leader of the Glee Club for next year; Michener is associate editor of 
the Minnesota Daily, a member of the Athletic Board of Control, and 
was recently elected Managing Editor of the Minnesota Magazine; 
Blair, Rossman and Michener were members of the Junior Ball As- 
sociation and Nelson of the Senior Prom; Sullivon is captain of the 
freshman law base ball team. 

Since the last letter we have initiated two strong men: William 
Henry Rowe and Wilfred Freligh. We have in addition two pledges 
in the university, Jones and Fletcher. In Minneapolis Central High 
we have pledged Lester Sears, and in St. Paul Central, Nieinhauser, 
both fine men. 

In the Inter-Fraternity Bowling League, we held first place for a time, 
but could not reach the cup. In the Inter-Fraternity Base Ball League 
we will be unable to enter a team tUa year. 

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We will lose only one man by graduation this spring; Olson will re- 
ceive his sheep-skin from the Dental Department. The chapter roll 
contains twenty (?) names at present: 



Blair, » Kreiter, 

Booren, Stangeland, 

Rossman, < Schutz, 

McFee, Folsom, 

Michener, Sullivon, 

Nelson, Wilkinson, 

Barney, Weld, ' 

Olson, Freligh, 

Colyer, Rowe. 


Jones, Fletcher, 

Sears, { Nieinhauser. 


Gamma Xi, Missouri School of l\1ines, Rolla. 

Here we are with nearly half of the last term gone and our resolu- 
tions for hard work dropped long ago. Spring is here for true and we 
are all affected more or less with bad cases of sprinf? fever. Although 
as individuals we are lazy, I am glad to say that Gamma Xi is still up 
and doing things in her usual energetic way. 

We have one new man, James Crawford Compton, who was taken in 
before X'mas but this is my first opportunity of introducina: him. He 
hails from Independence, Mio., and judging him and Bro. Dunkin, we 
conclude that the atmosphere and surroundings there are suitable 
indeed for the development of brain and brawn. Bro. Compton is an 
excellent student, strong in his class, quiet and unassuming. May 
Providence help us in selecting others like him. 

Our pledges are Messrs. Kimberlein and Mapes, who are certainly 
promising Sigs, and with a few lessons from the goat will undoubtedly 
prove worthy of the honors thrust upon them. Kimberlein hails from 
Bucyrus, Ohio, is taking the chemistry course here, and is certainly 
making good all along the line. He is a base ball man and we expect 
him to make the varsity soon. Mapes known as "Mary," has always 
been a Sig in everything but name since he has been here. We are 
mighty glad he has the name now and I assure you that his advent was 
one which will never be forgotten by any of us. He is very strong in 
his class politically, and also in his studies, and is treasurer of the M. 
S. M. A. A. 

Politically, we have been a success this year as well as in the years 
gone by. Our last accomplishment is the unanimous election of Bro. 
Wishon for manager of the foot ball team for next season. 

Socially, we are not quite dead by any means. Our anniversary we 
gave a unique entertainment. Altho' several had to wash dfshes to 
earn their "grub/* I don't believe any one went away who had not had 

I tBAPTEtt iMTEn^ fill 

a fine time. We have given several little informal dances for which 
we are noted. We spent St. Patricks* night to the best advantage by 
giving a dance. 

On the evening of April 6th we gave a birthday party for baby Ray 
Southgate* Rucker, nephew of Bro. Ray Rucker. Baby Ray is one year 
old and is undoubtedly the youngest Sigma Nu in the country. Those 
present outside of the chapter were Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Rucker and 
Mrs. Southgate. The guest of honor seemed to realize that he was the 
"King Bee" and acted in a most befitting manner, even at this early 
stage of the game showing that he has all the Rucker attributes, which 
is certainly a compliment to him. 

In athletics this spring Gamma Xi will be represented by Bros. 
Ladd, Carroll, Hall and Dougherty. The class meet takes place April 
21st. Ladd will not be able to take part in this meet owing to an ac- 
cident, but he is going to start running soon so as to be in trim for the 
meet at Oklahoma City. The sophomores took their surveying trip 
into the Ozarks this spring, as usual. They had a very bad week of 
it, the weather being very wintry. Bro. Sandford was taken sick with 
pneumonia and was forced to come home. Bro. Finnagin was taken 
sick also but his trouble was nothing more than an affection of the 
heart. He had to come home also, but an evening's treatment ap- 
parently cured him, for he was able to return the next morning! Since 
the weather has warmed up, the fellows seemed to have tired all at 
once of solitaire and started to amuse themselves by having dog fights. 
The favorites are "Kid" and *'Sig." Dog fighting however came to be 
too strenuous and as a last resort and protection an order of the "Sons 
of Rest" was started. The order seems to be in a flourishing condition 
and its rapid growth in numbers is astonishing. 

The Pan-Hellenic Base Ball Leauge has been organized among the 
frats here. The prize to be contested for is a loving cup. The winners 
of the trophy each season are entitled to keep the cup until the next 
season. The schedule for this season is as follows: 

April 23. Kappa Alpha v. Pi Kappa Alpha. 

April 30. Kappa Alpha v. Kappa Sigma. 

May 7. Sigma Nu v. Pi Kappa Alpha. 

May 14. Sigma Nu v. Kappa Alpha. 

May 21. Kappa Sigma v. Pi Kappa Alpha. 

May 28. Sigma Nu v. Kappa Sigma. 

We have a ver>' good chance of victory this season and thr team is 
practicing each day. The number of pitchers which wo have, however, 
is astonishing. 

Excavation for a fine new mill building has h^f^n started; this 
certainly is a long felt want and it seems almost impossible that this 
need is about to be satisfied. In the last few years much construction 
has been going on here at school but this year has been a period of 
beautifying. Improvements have been made and arc being made on 
the campus and various buildings, making the school look mighty fine 
and showing that the appropriations have been discreetly expended. 

We are all looking forward now to commencement tnd to the annual 
banquet which we give to our graduates. We expect several alumni 
back and a grand time is anticipated. However, there come«i along 
with this joyous feeling of anticipation a mood of sorrow, for this com- 
mencement robs us of four of our best men, the men who have been the 

heart and backbone of our chapter ever since tbejr bave been wltb Uf ; 



Bro. Ray Rucker, the father of this chapter, leaves us and we all are 
certainly sorry to see him go; Bro. Dunkin, the man to whom we go 
when we are in trouble and need of help either in our studies or other 
things; Bro. Stevens, the hard, steady worker, who always has a kind 
word and smile for you when you are down in the mouth,* and Bro. 
Bedford, the man of pretty compliments and diplomacy, always having 
nice things to say whether he means them or not. These men graduate 
in the mining Departments and in the next few years we all expect to 
see a great boom in the mining world. 

Bros. Keenan and Ambler, who were with the U. S. reclamation 
service in Colorado, have resigned, and both are now located in Arizona 
doing mining work. Bro. Don Southgate and wife are here visiting witU 
Mrs. Southgate. 

1 ' B. R. WASH. 


Nu, University of Kansas, Lawrence. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Lee Allen, '07, of Calumet, 
Michigan, and have pledged Chester A. Smith, graduate engineer, of 
Florence, Kansas. Roy Busby, '09, has gone to his home in South 
McAlester, I. T., and will not return to school this year. He expects 
to be with us again next fall. 

Ward Ellis, ex-'OC, visited us for a few days in April. He was on 
his way to the Phillippines where his regiment of the U. S. Marine 
Corps has been sent for three years' service. 

We have decided not to give a spring party this year but to use the 
assessment ordinarily expended for the party in buying furniture and 
decorations for the chapter house. 

S. W. Smith and W. H. Carothers were members of the cast of "An 
American Citizen," the play produced by the University Dramatic Club 
this year. Carothers left school at the end of the first semester to ac- 
cept the position of superintendent of schools at McSouth, Kansas. 
Smith has been elected editor-in chief of the "Kansas Lawyer," the 
publication of the University Law School, for the year '06-'C7. 

M. S. Ingalls was recently elected president of the senior pharmacy 

1873, Beta Theta Pi, 24, 
187G, Phi Kappa Psi, 20. 

1880, Phi Delta Theta, 23, 

1881, Phi Gamma Delta, 18, 

1884, Sigma Chi, 22, 
1884, Sigma Nu, 15, 
1901, Alpha Tau Omega, 17, 
1903, Sigma Alpha, Epsilon, 15. 


Beta Xi, William Jewell College, Liberty, Ma 

Since the last letter, the bulk of the school year has gone by, and 
many things have happened. Beta Xi has not quite so many honors 
to her credit as usual this year; but the list is very creditable. Trotter 
was manager of foot ball; Rhodes has been elected captain of the 
basket ball team for next year; that will make his fourth year on the 
team; Pittman was on the "Tatler" board this year, and has been 

elected to tbe "Student" staff for next;Killam is president o( tlie Y. 


M. C. A.; Lindsey, for the third year, Is on the base ball team. Above 
all, however, it should be said the chapter has been dominated by a 
satisfying spirit of congeniality and loyalty to the principles of Sigma 

On the night of February 3, the active chapter gave a dutch supper 
for the alumni who were able to be here. Invitations had been sent 
out to all the old men. It was well toward six o'clock in the morning 
when the speeches were over and the crowd broke up. It was a great 
night, and we recommend this sort of reunion to chapters who need 
any revival of enthusiasm. 

The chapter enjoyed the sojourn of Bro. Leefers, of Gamma Sigma, 
who was here on business for sometime. He's Sigma Nu sort! 

John R. Sampey, D. D., one of the early initates of Iota chapter, 
delivered a series of lectures here early in March. It is said that since 
the death of William Rainey Harper, late president of Chicago Uni- 
versity, Dr. Sampey is the greatest of the younger Hebrew scholars. 
He certainly is loyal to his fraternity, and never misses a chance to 
do her a good turn. (True! — Edr.) He holds the chair of Hebrew 
and Old Testament History in the Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary at Louisville. 

Also, Bro. Van Rhoades, *03, this chapter, visited us just before 
Christmas. He was on his way to Biltmore, N. C, where he is study- 
ing forestry. 

Socially, Beta Xi has been doing her part as usual. Besides the 
regular fall party and the one scheduled for May 15th, the invitations 
for which are now out, we have had some half dozen informals and 
dinners — pleasant little evenings that have proved satisfactory from 
every standpoint. 

Perhaps it should be mentioned here that our movement toward 
owning a chapter house is getting well under way. The spirit among 
the alumni leaves little to be desired, and we hope soon to be able 
to report important history on this matter. 


Upsiion, University of Texas, Austin. 

The winter term examinations are over, and we are proud to say 
that none of us was "conned." 

The base ball team is getting into shape, and the prospects for a 
winning team are good, having already easily defeated the university 
of Kansas. Also much interest is being manifested in the inter- 
fraternUy games, Texas Beta of Phi Delta Theta having defeated 
their sister chapter at Georgetown, Texas. 

The candidates for the track team are hard at work, and from the 
present prospects it seems that the varsity will carry off a very large 
share of the honors of the South Western meet. 

The students here also have the skating craze. From tho time the 
rink is opened until it closes at night, it is full of varsity people, chief 
among whom as to skating ability is Bro. "Shirtless" McClelland. On 
April 19th, our new president, David F. Houston, is to be inaugurated. 
As the inauguration of a college president is generally corsidered as 
pne of the most important events in the institution's life, we feel 


safe in predicting a large attendance of alumni, among whom will be a 
goodly number of loyal Sigs. 

April 21 is the date of the varsity's annual picnic at the new 
Braunsfels, and every body is looking forward to this day as the one 
when the entire student body will get together and enjoy themselves. 
We will have special trains, and, in short, we may say that there will 
be "something doing" on this great day. 

The chapter house move is still on foot, and it seems that every Sig 
in Texas, whether he be among Upsilon's alumni or not, is as much 
interested in the scheme as we are. Among our most ardent supporters 
are Dr. Schoch and Mr. Ackerman, of the faculty, to whom we extend 
our sincere thanks for the interest they have manifested in Upsilon's 

Bro. Fritz Dyer made the Glee Club, which will soon go on its annual 
tour through the State. He was also in the "King of Korea," a play 
written and staged by students and which was one of the musical hits 
of the season. 

George Edwards, will graduate with a C. E. degree this year. Ben 
and Warren Robertson will graduate in the law department. This is 
unfortunate for Upsilon, as these three men are among the best that 
ever wore the flve-armed cross. 


Phi, Louisana State University, Baton Rouge. 

The Delta came duly to hand, and found us eagerly awaiting its 
appearance that we might read of the success of our sistei chapters 
and the fraternity in general. 

We note with pleasure the recent revival of Beta chapter, at the 
university of Virginia, and judging from the personnel of the present 
chapter and the bright prospects which the future holds for it, we feel 
assured that it is one of which Sigma Nu may well feel proud. 

This last issue of the Delta is instructive as well as entertaining, 
and it is typical of the dash and spirit which characterize Sigma Nu. 

Since my last letter Phi has accomplished much. True to the 
prophecy in our first letter to the effect that Phi was entering upon 
one of her most successful years, this year's chapter has set a standard 
which will take work and plenty of it to maintain such a record. 

We have initiated four new members, two old men have returned 
to college, giving us a total membership of twenty, which is a record- 
breaker for this institution. It is a chapter which is not only strong 
in numbers, but strong individually, and everyone is working hard for 
the interest and advancement of dear old Sigma Nu. 

In getting one of our new members we had to put up the fight of our 
lives, finally convincing him that ours was the "Only Way." 

With the present chapter we should be able to do almost anything 
we choose, and if we do not accomplish great things, we will have no 
one to blame but ourselves. 

We wish to introduce to the fraternity the following new members: 
Frederick Friebele Dupree, Baton Rouge, La.; John Fox Goodrich, 
Highland, La., Edward McGehee Percy, Weyanoke, La., and Warren 
Shelby White, Mer Rouge, La. 

The two old men who returned recently are Felt and Tarleton, 


Felt is taking special work in electricity, and he is a very welcome 
addition to our chapter roll even at this stage of the game. Tarleton 
comes back to get his degree in June. 

But in the midst of our prosperity we are grieved to repoit the loss 
of one of our most distinguished alumni in whose death we have sus- 
tained a great loss — Amasa Kingsley Read, who had the distinction 
of being the first Rhodes Scholar from the State of Louisiana. It was 
while persuing his studies at Oxford, England, that he was stricken. 

Death is sad enough at best when it strikes down one in the evening 
of life, but it is particularly so when it strikes down a young man in 
the full flush of youth, and one so well equipped for the struggles of 
life as was Bro. Read. Resolutions and a suitable memoir appear 
elsewhere in the Delta. 

In this connection we wish to extend to Bro. Frank Aydelotte our 
sincere thanks and assure him of our appreciation of the kindness and 
brotherly sympathy which he showed by accompanying the lemains of 
our beloved brother from England to this city. Bro. A. is himself a 
Rhodes Scholar — from Indiana University, Beta Eta. 

This is, to my mind, one of the most beautiful instances of the 
strength and character of the tie that binds brothers of Sigma Nu. 

Base ball is holding our attention at present, while the track meet 
which is to be held at 4 and 5 between Tulane, Louisiana, and Missis- 
sippi, is lunning it a close second. 

On the base ball team we are well represented: Bro. Weber is 
captain and holds down the third sack, and is certainly playing ball 
in a sensational manner; Bro. Reymond is doing equally as well at second, 
and his stick work is something teriffic: Bro. Smith is taking every- 
thing that comes his way in left field, and he is rounding into his 
old-time form at the bat. 

April 10, 11, 12, we met the University of Alabama on this campus, 
and the result of the series was three victories for Louisiana. In the 
first two games Alabama failed to score, and in the third game they 
only scored two runs. We were glad to meet Bro. Waite, who played 
a fine third base for Alabama. 

On April 20th and 21st we met Tulane here, and broke even, Tulane 
winning the first by 4 to 0, and Louisiana the second by 5 to 1. We 
meet Tulane again in New Orleans on May 11 and 12, and we are 
expecting the boys to return with two scalps dangling from their belts. 

On April 30th, Texas comes here for a series of three games. They 
are playing ball, but we expect to win two of the three at least. 

Friday and Saturday, April 27th and 28th, we have our varsity field 
day, which will give us a fairly good idea of the material we will 
have for our meet with Tulane and Mississippi the following week. 
Tulane won the meet last year, but she will have to hustle to win it 
this year. The meet will be held on our new quarter-mile cinder 
track which has just been completed, and is undoubtedly one of the 
finest in the South. 

During the past week we had as our guests some fifteen hundred 
teachers, and the appearance of the dainty little school marms here and 
there, had a peculiarly demoralizing effect upon books and other 
instruments of torture. 

Two alumni of Phi were honored by this convention, an account of 
which will appear under the head of alumni personals. 

Just before the Lenten season was ushered in we were very pleas- 



antly entertained by Miss Augusta Beale, one of our most loyal and 
charming sisters. Guessing contests were the nature of £he evening's 
entertainment, at the conclusion of which, those making the largest 
number of correct guesses were presented with prizes. Then followed 
a delicious buffet luncheon, and dancing ended a most enjoyable even- 

We have a few more honors to report since our last letter. Reymond 
plays second base on the varsity; Smyth plays left field on the varsity: 
Weber is one of the two business managers of the Gumbo, our college 
annual, and he was one of the captains chosen to attend the re-union 
at New Orleans and act as judge of the competitive drills which are 
to be held there this week. Weber is also captain of the varsity nine. 
Boyden is associate editor on the Gumbo staff, and president of the 
Dramatic Club; Percy is drum major, and 1st Sgt. of Co. "A ;" White 
is first lieutentant of Co. "D ;" Goodrich, J. F., is a corporal in Co. 
"D." We have a pair of Goodriches in the chapter at present, both are 
corporals in "D" company, and that's a pretty good pair to draw to. 

We were glad to have with us again Bro. Webb, of Beta Phi. He 
is assistant business manager of the Tulane base ball team, and 
also plays right field for them. 

While on a short stay in the city Bro. Wilkins, of Gamma Rho, 
honored us with a visit, and gave us a very instructive little talk at the 
meeting Saturday night. 

During commencement each year we have a series of company and 
individual competitive drills. This year the captains of each company 
have decided to choose one sponsor and two maids to represent them 
during these drills. Sigma Nu is well represented on the sponsor list, 
two sponsors and two maids being Sigma Nu girls. We have been 
greatly honored by another young lady who has recently put on our 
badge. Phi wishes to introduce to the fraternity at large Miss Louise 

Pretty, charming and attractive, she is a sister of whom the chapter 
may well feel proud. 

Phi extends greetings to her sister chapters. Below is the chapter 

A. T. Felt, 


Percy Tarleton. 


D. L. Weber, '06. 
R. O. Killgore, '06, 
M. S. Daugherty, '06, 

B. A. Cross '06. 

C. R. Smyth, '07, 
H. Goodrich, '08, 

N. W. Claiborne, '08, 

D. P. West (Special), '07, 
J. F. Goodrich, '08, 

R. P. Reymond, '06, 
P. A. Kearny, '06, 
W. S. White, '06, 

E. M. Percy, '07, 

G. W. Williamson, '07. 
R. B. Long, '08, 
J. M. Nabors, '08. 

F. F. Dupree, '08, 
R. G. Boyden, '08. 


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Beta Phi, Tulane University, New Orleans. 

Active chapter work has practically closed with us on account of the 
close of the Medical Department which occurred last week, as about 
half of our men are In that department. Commencement at the 
Academic Department is also fast approaching and we are just be- 
ginning to realize that the annual time of parting is almost here. For 
some of us this parting is perhaps for a long time, and graduation, 
which, viewed from the safe distance of last fall, appeared so alluring, 
is beginning to seem an event in which sadness is dominent rather 
than joy. And indeed it is no light matter to tear asunder the bonds 
which have bound one to his fellow brethren. We will part doubtless 
each of us vowing life-long active interest in affairs of Sigma Nu, 
but how many of us will keep those vows? How easy it will be to say 
"let the young active members do the work, we have done our part." 
So many men leave their chapters on graduation and straightway 
proceed to forget that they are still Sigma Nu's as much as ever and 
that they will be until the end. May this not be true of Beta Phi or 
of any of our graduates, but may their interest in their fraternity con- 
tinue without the slightest decrease. To best sustain interest in the 
chapter and fraternity every departing brother should immediately 
subscribe for the Delta. — Edr. 

We lose by graduation this year Bro. Jones at the medical and Bros. 
Taddiken, Pettigrew and Nicol in the academic department. 

In spring athletics we are represented on the base ball team by 
Webb, who is playing right field, and Nicol, who is doing the half- 
mile on the track team. In the tri-state meet between Texas, Van- 
derbilt, and Tulane, held the other day, Tulane and Vanderbilt tied, 
both defeating lexas. During the meet we had the pleasure of enter- 
taining Bro. E. Jones, the Vanderbilt half-miler and though he won the 
half-mile from the writer the latter is still of the opinion that a finer 
fellow or a more loyal Sig never existed. Defeat at his hands lost 
almost all its sting. (Good! — Edr.) 

The proposition of forming a Pan-Hellenic League at Tulane which 
was made last year is again being agitated and at a recent meeting at 
which all the national fraternities having chapters here were repre- 
sented, a constitution was drawn up and is to be submitted to the various 
chapters for ratification. Sigma Nu is heartily in favor of the pro- 
posed organization, for the reason that it will result in advantages 
both to the fraternities and to the new men, who will be given an 
opportunity to locate themselves and size up the different chapters 
before they are taken in. 

Tulane is already overstocked with fraternities, and some are bound 
to die out here, and under the rules of this league each fraternity will 
have a fair chance and the fittest will survive. Under present condi- 
tions however, this is not the case. Men are pledged sometimes two 
years before entering college while they are still in high schools, and 
the result is that before a freshman class is in existence all of its 
available material has been spiked. The evils of such a system are 
evident to all. Before a boy knows what a fraternity means he is 
pledged to join one and the result often is that he is thrown with a 
crowd of fellows entirely uncongenial. 

On Sunday the 8th the chapter had a breakfast at Begue's a renouned 
local resort, which Sigs who attended the convention will recall with 


pleasure doubtless. We had as our guest on this occasion Bro. Robert 
H. Harrison, an old Upsilon man, who was in town taking some post- 
graduate work in medicine. To those of you who visitei Begue*s 
while here it is needless to say we had a great time. Sad indeed is 
the lot of that man who can partake of Madame Begue's excellent 
cooking without leaving with the pleasantest of recollections (if nothing 

We had the pleasure of a visit from Bro. P. J. Barbe, of Lake Charles, 
La., last week, an old Beta Phi man who played full-back on last 
year's varsity. 


Gamma Upsilon, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 

Every chapter has its ups and downs, but Gamma Upsilon, this year, 
has had very few downs. It was unfortunate in losing two men, 
Bruce Green, who accepted a position at Texarkana with the Cotton 
Belt R. R., and Sorrells Dewoody, was called away to Pine Bluflf to 
take charge of his father's business. 

We wish to introduce to the fraternity J. Hicks Stone, who was 
initiated in February. He is a cousin of Ben Stone, one of the revivers 
of Beta chapter. Ben is back with us again and gives a glowing ac- 
count of Beta. 

Bro. Glover, of Little Rock, was with us a few days in March, and 
Bro. Greenllef Thomas, of Gamma Omicron, made the chapter a short 
visit in April. 

Gamma Upsilon loses four men this year by graduation, T. Clint 
Mullins, W. Terry Feilds, R. D. Mesler, and Hicks Stone. 

On the base ball team we are represented by J. K. Mahony, manager; 
Lamar Smead, left field, and John Watson, captain. Watson still re- 
ceives at the initial bag, and is keeping up the record he established 
for himself two years ago. Bros. Stone, McWilliams and Tillman are 
out trying for the track team. 

Among the fraternities here the best of feeling exists. For several 
years each one has been giving an annual banquet and dance. The 
Pan-Hellenic League is a great help to hold the fraternities together, 
and the Annual League Ball in April was a big success, with Bro. 
Field as leader of the German. 

The fraternities here in order of their founding are: Kappa Sigma, 
Sigma Alpha E^psllon, Kappa Alpha, Chi Omega (sorority), Zeta Tau 
Alpha (sorority), Sigma Nu, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Chi, Kappa Theta 
(local), and Gamma Epsilon Delta (sorority), local. 

Those living in chapter houses are: Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon and Sigma Nu. 


Gamma Eta, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Col. 

As the college year of 1905-*06 draws to a close Gamma Eta has a 
feeling of satisfaction and pride which is hard to express. Our number 
has been small, to be sure, but the right stamp of men has been here 
and the much sought after fraternal fellowship has existed in a way 


to warm the hearts of all who have come in contact with them. Tlie 
matter first and foremost in our min^s just now is the fact that Gamma 
Eta has purchased property in Golden on which to build. Naturally 
we have been working toward this end for the past few years, but not 
until now has it been possible for us to take any decisive step. Frank 
J. Nagel, *03, whose interest in Gamma Eta has never lagged, has been 
the most potent factor in bringing this about, for he has actually ad- 
vanced enough of the "long green" to make our piivetefie a reality, 
and all the members of this chapter, both active and alunu|)i, wish to 
extend (heir thanks to him through the Delta. The location gf our 
property is immediately across the street from the School of Mines 
campus, and when our house is built, we will stand on the porch aii4 
overlook three solid blocks of beautiful lawn and shade trees, with 
the school buildings within ready access. It is conceded by everyone 
that the location is ideal for our purpose and we feel that we have all 
the other frats beat a mile. Steps will immediately be taken to get 
the house started and within a year we hope to report from new 

During the year we were unfortunate in losing three of our men, 
Keene, Alsip and Fallon. "Tiny" Keene thought that mining suited 
him better than study, and Fallon hopes to return next fall. "Happy" 
Alsip, bless his heart, just thought a change would do him good and 
is completing this course at the Michigan School of Mines. We have 
missed them all. On February 21, 1906, Paul Neer was introduced to 
Gamma Eta's goat — Paul lived through the ordeal all right, much to 
the discomfiture of the goat, and has since proven a strong man in 
chapter affairs, and also in scholastic lines. Socially the many house 
parties which we have given have proven great successes, and the 
sound of feminine voices through the house make us all wish that 
dances came oftener and that we did not have to devote so much time 
to our studies. Among our guests were Mrs. F. M. Duncan and Miss 
Duncan, Mrs. Gwendolyn Waters, Miss Waters, Miss Margaret Boehmer, 
Misses Edith and Florence Hughes, Misses Marguerite and Antoinette 
Blackburn. Miss Bess Graham, Miss Maud Burnett, Miss Gertrude 
Nelson, Miss Jane Paradice and many others. 

We hope to give a little reception on commencement day. May 25th, 
and on that night the junior prom, will be led by Paul Gow, president 
of the class of '07, and a Sigma Nu tried and true. We are all 
thoroughly, proud of Gow. both for his standing in college affairs and 
for himself in the fraternity. Beside the junior presidency, he has 
been assistant manager of the "Bulletin." and he was honored by being 
made a member of the honorary fraternity, Tau Beta Pi. 

Two men will graduate this year: Ripley and Freeland. who take 
the degree of Engineer of Mines on May 25th. Freeland's loss will be 
greatly felt in more ways than one, but particularly for his music. 
He has surely added to the lustre of Gamma Eta by his proficiency on 
the piano and as no other members can play the house will seem dead 
without him next year. (T^t the next reporter write about Ripley — 
he's going — that's all and it breaks his heart!) We are not very active 
in athletics this spring. Krueger is our only man on the track and he 
throws the weights around. He won first place in shot and hammer at 
the recent class meet. And so the world goes round. We are 
generally so busy that news is scarce. 


We hope every member will be back next year, and it looks now 
as though some of our old members, who dropped out last year for 
one reason or another, would also return. Our register shows names 
of the following alumni and other Sigma Nus: Jas. Barclay, Gamma 
Eta; H. G. Washburn, Gamma Eta; O. C. Jones, Nu; Ward Blackburn. 
Gamma Eta; Al Muthu, Gamma Eta; C. R. Hayes, Chi; Carl Bevan, 
Gamma Rho; O. D. Wescott, Chi; Frank V. Eberhart, Beta Mu; Robbie 
L. Zeiger, Gamma Eta. Gamma Eta hopes that all Sigma Nus will 
visit us when possible, and we would appreciate it if brothers would 
notify us of any desirable men who they know are going to attend this 
school next year. 


Gamma Zeta, University of Oregon, Eugene. 

We at Oregon, who for the past few years have cherished the hope 
that some day we would dwell in an ideal fraternity house, have at 
last realized that desire and the past three months have been filled 
with memories dear to the heart of our young chapter. See picture 
in February Delta. 

College activity in track and base ball has commenced with the 
coming of spring and Gamma Zeta will be well represented In both. 
Paine, Beck, Brown, Clifford and McEwen are working out under coach 
Bro. Joe Knapp. for base ball, while big Henry McKinney will be a 
star on the track. He has already made records of over 43 feet in the 
shot and 125 feet in the discus while he promises to do as well in the 
hammer. Taylor holds down position of center on the basket ball 

Seth M. Kerron has been absent from college the past two months 
with typhoid fever. An epidemic of the fever broke out just before 
close of first semester which threatened to close college for the rest 
of the year. Proper precautions on the part of the health officials, 
however, prevented an action of this kind. 

Ralph B. McEwen, *09, of Athena, Oregon, was initiated March 10. 
The chapter enjoyed visits from Bro. Paul Rader of old B. L. chapter. 


Beta PsI, University of California, Berkeley. ' 

California's college year has come to an abrupt close. The news of 
the awful earthquake calamity which has befallen our State has 
reached everyone by this time, and it is needless to go into its details. 
As soon as the seriousness of the great disaster in San Francisco 
(earthquake and fire), was learned, college was declared at an end, 
and the campus was thrown open to refugees. In these days, when 
everj'one is acting as cadet, policeman or relief committeeman of some 
sort, and camps are established under our Berkeley oaks, it hardly 
seems possible that less than a week ago we were unconcernedly 
wending our way under these oaks to our studies. Great work has 
been done in the way of giving relief to the unfortunate, both by the 
men and the women of our university. Perfect order has prevailed 


throughout, and we look to a happy solution of the great problem which 
confronts us. 

The university buildings are fortunately not damaged, and but for the 
loss of chimneys our chapter house is also uninjured, but at Stanford 
there is a different tale to tell. On the evening of the 18th of April 
some of the brothers of Beta Chi made their way through San Fran- 
cisco, and brought us the news of the havoc wrought at their college 
and chapter house. We deeply feel and regret their misfortune. 

Naturally college activities are here at an end, and scarcely thought 
of. It is believed that the '06 class may graduate, but there will be no 
class day. In the base ball series with Stanford each college has won 
one game. On the track Bro. Frei was doing his usual good work in 
the hurdles. G-reat things were expected of Bro. Hall in the high 
jump. (See picture.) In college theatricals Bro. Al Ghiradelli has 
won fame. 

On the evening of March 22nd our second annual alumni dinner was 
held at the house, where we were proud to entertain a large number 
of our old men. 

Because of these unlooked for events, Beta Psi has not all the good 
news to tell which we should like, but much good work has been done. 
There has never been more enthusiasm in the chapter, and by hard and 
consistent rushing we have pledged seven star men to join our num- 
ber next August. Nothing better could, therefore, be wished in the 
way of the outlook for a flourishing chapter for the next collegiate 
year. So, with bright hopes for the future. Beta Psi sends greetings 
to her sister chapters. 


Beta Chi, Stanford University — See Opening Article this Issue. 

Beta, University of Va., Charlottesville. 

Beta has gotten along very well since the last letter to the Delta. 
We have initiated four good men: L. R. Murphy, of N. C, who has 
since left college; A. B. Pleasants, of Wilmington, N. C; W. L. Waters, 
of Louisville, Ky., and J. M. Minton, of New York City^ two in the 
Academic and two in the Engineering Departments. We have one or 
two others in view. 

In athletics Bro. Harry Moses is pitching on the varsity. He pitched 
in the Yale game April IGth, and held them to a close score of 11 to 10 
in their favor. He also won from Lehigh on April 19th. Waters is 
out for the Lacrosse team and has a good chance for it. "Dick" .Tones 
has been out doing track work; Giles and Atkisson are with the 
Musical Clubs again this spring. 

He had the pleasure of entertaining President and Mrs. Alderman 
and Dr. Lefevre of the faculty at dinner early in February In the 
"Lodge." It is needless to say the boys had a very pleasant evening 
with our delightful guests. Later in the month Dr. B. R. Payne, our 
faculty member, and his wife were also down to dinner with the older 
members, and we had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Payne afterwards. 

These have been our only but very pleasant social events o( the term. 


bELTA 6P stakA Iftf 

The "Guest-Book" shows several visitors from among alumni and 
members of other chapters. We had the pleasure of seeing if only 
for a few minutes, Dr. Freeman V. Walker, of Alpha, 76, a retired 
U. S. Army surgeon, who can still talk very interestingly of his college 
days. It is quite a pleasure to meet the older members who all seem to 
have plenty of fraternity spirit. 

Bro. Wm. C. Hall, Mgr. of the Lafayette Team was here on the 23rd. 
and spent several hours at the house, bringing the good wishes of 
Gamma Epsilon which we wish to return. 

Several weeks ago Bro. "Jim" Smith blew in on us rather unexpect- 
edly and kept the boys well entertaind for twenty-four hours. Several 
of us had the pleasure of meeting his sister who was quite as attrac- 
tive as Jim was jovial. We hope to see more of both of them again. 

The same day Bro. Chas. M. Byrnes, of Psi, U. of N. C, and Phi, 
Louisiana State, who graduates from Johns Hopkins Medical School 
this June, paid us a flying visit. He was at Carolina with Bxo. Murphy. 
In the evening we had the pleasure of meeting Bro. Leslie M. Hay, of 
the Univ. of Penn. team, who had just pitched a fine game for his team, 
winning from Virginia. It is seldom that a chapter has the opportunity 
of meeting three such royal Sigs in one day. 

The greatest surprise and pleasure of the season was a visit from 
Graham H. Harris, Alpha, '79, who dropped down upon us without warn- 
ing. He IS one of Virginia's sons who has made his home in a distant 
city, Chicago, and has made a success in his profession. After an all 
too brief visit, so brief in fact that few of the boys met him, he left 
but left behind quite a substantial remembrance which will be turned 
Into a permanent memento of his visit. 

Bro. Harry Moses has recently been elected to Nu Sigma Nu (Medical 
Fraternity), and Bro. Monserrat is a Delta Chi (Law Fraternity). 

The chapter regrets to chronicle the loss of Bro. B. H. Stone, who 
has completed the law course at the university and returned to his 
home in Fayetteville, Ark. As our presiding officer he has been of 
great value to the chapter. He was a hard worker, and left a warm 
spot in our hearts. 

Several of the boys are going over to Washington and Lee to be with 
the members of Lambda for the Easter festivities there. They are 
anticipating a pleasant time. 

The university continues to progress under our new president, and 
it Is probable that he will complete the million-dollar endowment fund 
by the end of the term. The authorities are making a special effort 
to revive the old enthusiasm and interest in the finals. It is to be 
hoped they will do so. 

Our prospects for next year are good. 

Atkisson, G. H., 
Butler, W. W. S., 
Dabney, J. C, 
Giles, L. B., 
Heyward, B. R., 
Jones, R. P., 

Minton, J. M., Jr., 
Monserrat, D., Jr., 
Moses, H., 
Murphy, W. A., 
Pleasants, A. B., 
Waters, W. L. 

R. B. HE12WARD. 


Lambda, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. 

Since the last issue of the Delta, Lambda has initiated three men. 
They are: John Watson Mitchell, Winton, N. C; Andrew Kemper 
Shelton, Huntington, W. Va.; Oscar Randolph Price, Salem, Va. 

We have had the ill fortune to lose Mitchell, Shelton and Rasin. 
Mitchell resigned college to accept a position with the Chase National 
Bank, of New York; Shelton resumes business with his father in 
Huntington; while Baltimore has claimed Rasin for her own. The 
departure of these loyal brothers leaves Lambda with a small number 
of men (eight), but it has not diminished our spirit. Every man is a 
unit in advancing the cause of Sigma Nu. 

With the opening of spring college has taken on new life, and 
athletics especially. The base ball team has made a very creditable 
showing, indeed, and gives promise of being one of the best in the 
South. Chatham is on the reserve squad, and hopes to make the team 
before the season closes. Phillips represents us on the track team, 
and Hagood is first sub on basket ball team. 

Bros. Ely and Smith, of Gamma Pi, paid us a very delightful visit 

Ely was on West Virgania's base ball team, and Smith played the 
role of the enthusiastic fan and jolly good fellow. Lambda Is always 
glad to greet such men, and may they come oftener and stay longer. 

Winter examinations over and the boys are looking forward with 
pleasure to the Easter dances. Shieds, Bledsoe and Alexander contem- 
plate coming and this fact alone makes the boys take on a more cheer- 
ful and expansive smile. Could that old brave, Henry Tillman, be here 
we would indeed have a great reunion, but the press of his law 
practice keeps him away. We expect, however, to have him with us 
in June. (So be it!— Edr.) 

Two new fraternities have entered Washington and Lee since Jan. 
1st: Sigma Phi Epsilon and Delta Sigma Phi. There is also talk of a 
fraternity of national importance entering this field in the near future. 
There were already ten fraternities before this last incoming, and, 
considering the small number of students at this place, it is very 
evident that some action must be taken to prevent this deluge of 


Beta Tau, N. C. A. & IVI., West Raleigh, N. C. 

With the close of the college year, May 31st, 1906, Beta Tau will 
have ended one of the most eventful years of her existence. 

It seems that we have had everything coming our way; still we have 
had very hard luck from start to finish, having lost nine good men. 
Pete Morson and "Doc" Sherrill left us in a very short while, Pete 
having been offered the position of City Passenger Agent ar Raleigh, 
N. C, for the Seaboard Air Line, and "Doc" decided to practice dent- 
istry in the same city. "Pat" Coffin left us in November, after having 
"made good" on the varsity foot ball team. Bros. Lipscomb, Howard, 
and Major, failed to return after Christmas, and Smith and Suttle left 

on account o( sickness* in March. Realizing; these great losses 


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seriously the fellows buckled down, and we can now say that we have 
held our own in every honorable phase of life at this institution. 

We had the pleasure of having Inspector John Ramsey with us 
several weeks ago, and he made us several interesting talks, which 
were very much enjoyed. We only wish he would come more often. 
Such visits from our older brothers, arouse our "frat" enthusiasm as 
nothing else can. 

In base ball this spring Beta Tau has two representatives: "Big 
Stick" Shuford, and "Pap" Harris, and they certainly are representa- 
tive Sigma Nus. Shuford won his name by being such a wonder with 
the stick, and his average is high. Pap Harris is considered by every 
one, a star in center-field. 

Our annual spring hop was held in Roney Hall last week, and it 
proved a brilliant success. 

We had as our guests, the members of the Kappa Alpha, Kappa 
Sigma and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities of this college. There were 
present fifty-one couples, and a total of one hundred and twenty-one 
persons, which made it one of the very largest fraternity dances ever 
held in this college. 

Probably our success this year has been due to the fact that most 
of the fellows have been and are now in *'love." 

Picture two big fellows like Reid Tull, left end on the varsity, and 
Jack Gregory, right end of the varsity, sitting alone in their rooms, 
and imagine if you can the shocking grammar used while writing 
some of their tri-weekly letters. It's positively heart-rending to see 
such promising fellows gradually pine away, and all on account of 
being in love! And the very worst part of it all is there are at least 
four more (only they are smaller), just as bad off. If this business 
does not cease, I will deem it my dujty to write some of our married 
brothers — Bro. Ferd Heywood — for instance, and then let him talk, 
and decide for them whether they are to "hook up" or not. 

We will lose by graduation this year Bros. Tull and Gregory, and the 
loss to the chapter and the college will be felt deeply. 

Our prospects for next year are good, and with our past success as a 
watch-word we intend to zealously work and to do everything in our 
power to honor and glory the great name of Sigma Nu. 


Tull, '06, ' Morson, '07, 

Holt, '07, Peck, '09, 

Gregory, 'OG, Shuford, '07, 

Beebe, '08, Haywood, '09, 

Latta, '07. Harris, '07. 


Eta, Mercer University, Macon, Qa. 

Despite the fact that Eta chapter is comparatively small this year, 
she is, as usual, holding her own in honors. 

On the base ball team we have three men who are doing good work In 
their respective places. Captain Crawford is playing with his usual 

pluck behind the bat. Brown, center-field and Westberry, catcher, also 
represent Sigma Nu on the varsity squad. 

Copeland has been selected head speaker on the second of the Mercer- 
Wakeforest Series of Debates, which occur in Macon on next Thanks- 
giving. He has also won a place on the contest for the Hardeman 
Oratorical Medal. The contest comes off during commencement and 
the medal has been won by Sigma Nu every year since it has been 
offered. We are expecting to "keep it in the family" again this year. 

Eta has fine hopes for a large and prosperous chapter next year. 
Nine men of the present chapter will return and four men of the classes 
of '04 and '05, will return to take law. In addition to these old men we 
have already pledged three men who will enter college next year and 
have the brightest prospects of initiating several other good ones. 


Gamma Theta, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Since last chapter letter to the Delta we have taken in three new 
men: Thomas Whitney Benson Welsh, 1908, College of Arts and 
Sciences, from Montclair, N. Y. Bro. Welsh rowed No. 7 on the freoh- 
man crew last June, winners over Columbia, Pennsylvania, Syracuse 
and Georgetown. He is now on the varsity squad and is being tried 
out for the varsity four-oared. The other men are Wilson Delano 
dark, 1908, College of Arts and Sciences, from Newark, N. Y., and 
Oliver Richard Johnson, 1909, College of Architecture, from James- 
town, N. Y. 

This year we have been very successful both financially and other- 
"wise. At present we are planning extensive improvements on our 
Itouse, which will be attended to this summer. The pool room is going 
to be enlarged and a hard- wood floor laid. A new staircase, repapering 
of rooms, and numerous other improvements will be added. 

A house party was given last fall at the time of the Columbia- 
Cornell foot ball game and another one, of course, during the Junior 
Prom, in February. 

Bro. Turner, '06, left college shortly after the beginning of the 
second semester to go into business with his father in New York. 
George being a "greasy grind" found it possible to do four years' work 
in three years and a half, consequently he will return to Ithaca in 
June to receive his degree. Wright, '08, left college shortly after 
Turner, college life not being strenuous enought for him. He is at 
present with the N. Y. & N. J. Telephone Co. 

Bro. Krauskoff, of Indiana, has resigned his position with the Depart- 
ment of Chemistry here, to accept a better position at the University 
of Wisconsin. His present address is 430 Frances St., Madison, Wis- 

Bro. Otto Goehle also resigned his position in the College of Medicine, 
here, to join the staff of the New York State Hospital, New York City. 

Bros. Wells and Clark, Beta Sigma, Vermont University, both re- 
ceived Sigma Xis for good work. 

In the foot ball field we were represented by Bro. Dann who was 
substitute guard all season. 

Three of our men made the Masque: 0. C. Foster, D. S. Foster w4 


G. H. Adler. O. C. Foster had the leading comedian's part in the 
Masque play given junior week "The President of Oolong," while D. E. 
Foster and Adler were in the chorus. 

Armstrong has been elected manager of the basket ball team for 
the seasons of 190C-'07. He also made the "Rod and Bob." Britten is 
at present playing goal on the Varsity-Lacrosse team. Klein has given 
up his place on the Lacrosse team on account of university work, but 
is still heard with the Glee Club. Owens won the annual fall golf 
handicap tournament. Hodges won second place in the annual novice 
cross-country race. 

The installation of the Gamma Psi chapter at Syracuse was attended 
by our entire chapter with the exception of one or two men. A good 
time was reported by all and we were indeed delighted with the fine 
bunch of fellows Gamma Psi is composed of. 

Bro. Roberts has been promoted to an instructor in the Physical 
Laboratory. This spring "Robbie" purchased the fast racing sloop 
"Opitsah-IV" from Bro. T. D. Bowes, of Philadelphia and shipped her 
here from Atlanta City. She is the finest and fastest boat of the kind 
on Cayuga Lake and we are happy to say flies a Sigma Nu pennant 
from her mast-head. 

Inter-fraternity base ball is now raging on the campus. This year 
we have a strong team and expect to "clean up." So far we have 
only played one game in which we defeated the strong S. A. E. team 
in a well-played contest by a score of 8-2. 

Recently we received a letter from Bro. Spencer, Seattle, Washing- 
ton, saying that he would be with us again next fall. We will all be 
mighty glad to see "Spence" again. During the year we have received 
visits from Inspector Sibson and O. H. Keller, the latter at present 
doing Government work in Washington. Bro. Woods visited us on his 
Eastern trip and aided us greatly by his advice. Bro. Roy Tull, Gamma 
Nu, Michigan, visited us during his Christmas vacation, Ithaca being 
his home town. Bros. Schmidt and Dusenbury visited us after the 
Syracuse installation, and Bros. Hall and Folkenson visited us while 
here with the Lafayette base ball team. 

A short time ago we were pleased to receive an announcement of 
the marriage of Miss Florence M. Gebbard to Bro. F. W. Kveland, of 
Brooklyn. We all extend our heartiest congratulations and best Wishes 
to "Eve" and his bonny bride. 


Gamma Mu, University of Illinois, Champaign. 

Gamma Mu has almost completed another very pleasant and profita- 
ble year and we are all now looking forward to the division conven- 
tion and commencement parties, when we shall see our visiting breth- 
ren and alumni. Our three alumni now in Panama will be here for 
commencement as well as many others of our alumni. We expect 
about fifteen representatives from the chapters of our division here 
for the convention and we only wish they could make a longer stay 
with us. 

We have initiated five men since the appearance of our last letter, 

aud we look for great things from them in the future. Tbey are aa 

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follows: B. Nelson, Chicago; O. Knaphelde, Quincy; P. 0. Lewis, Rock- 
ford; C. R. Beam, Canton, and L. Aldrich, Galesburg. 

Mr. H. P. Humphreys has recently honored the fraternity, in that he 
is now a member of Tau Beta Pi. E. J. Mehren is also an honor to the 
fraternity in that he is second man in the senior class. 

We have continued to give an informal every month and I believe we 
all enjoy these parties, which are always held in our house, more than 
any others we attend. Our annual, which was held on February ninth, 
while not as fine as the one given last year, was certainly a good time 
for all who attended. 

We have been visited lately by Bros. R. R. Ellinwood, Gamma Beta; 
J. E. Slimp, Beta Zeta, and F. W. Garde, Gamma Rho. We are always 
glad to see our brothers from other chapters and wish that all Sigma 
Nus when they are coming to Campaign would let us know so that we 
can meet them, even if it is impossible for them to get around to the 
chapter house. 

While this year has been particularly bright to most of us. we can 
not help but feel deeply for Bros. Cherry and Grant. Grant lost his 
father through an accident at . Peotone on the Illinois Central, and 
Cherry lost his mother, who was sick for only a short time with 
pneumonia. We all met Mr. Grant just the week before he was killed 
and we know what a good father he was to David. Most of us knew 
Mrs. Cherry to be a most kind and gracious mother. The stricken 
brothers have our sympathy, for we realize what those parents must 
have been to them. 


E. B. Hall, Emigh Rice. 

A. Sommer, F. M. Eagleton, 

H. B. Myers, C. J. Mehren, 

H. A. Miller, S. S. Humphreys, 

C. A. Cherry, E. D. Finch, 

C. H. Bent, W. E. Glasco, 
J. G. Jordan, F. D. Spafford, 
P. T. Bobbins, B. Nelson, 

F. P. Snider, O. Knapheide. 
H. B. Seifert, P. O. Lewis, 
T. E. Phipps, C. R. Beam, 

D. G. Grant, L. Aldrich. 

H. P. Humphreys, C. H. BENT. 

Gamma Sigma, Iowa State College, Ames. 

With the school year about over we are beginning to plan next 
year's campaign, and as we lose but one man by graduation, and 
possibly two or three by elimination, the prospect seems more than 
normally good, if not bright. We have plans under consideration for 
enlarging and remodeling the chapter house, which we hold by lease, 
and if a fair proposition is obtained from our landlord we will have a 
house of first rank by next fall. 

Gamma Sigma has had a successful year and a year of as many 
pleasures as Iowa State affords. The attitude of a few of the faculty in 
demanding a higher standard of scholarship from fraternity men in 

order to be initiated has furnished sufficient incentive (or work and 

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our Bro. Wagner's original interpretation of "The Simple Life*' (?), 
while acting as the social committee has given rise to many good times. 
We received many compliments from our guests on our two formals of 
the year which makes them appear successful from our point of view, 
and these, together with a number of informals, matinee dances, 
picnics, and so forth make the year's social history. 

Bro. Paul Smith stopped over with us on his way to Kansas where 
he won second place in the Inter-State Oratorical Contest. Although 
from DePauw and representing Indiana, we claim him as a charter 

There has been some discussion in the recent Delta on the question 
of expansion. Locally, the sentiment is for a period of development 
without expansion, only where expansion seems necessary. As this last 
clause offers a question, we would say that the State schools, colleges 
and universities receiving State support are the strong institutions of 
the future. While some of the old private colleges, those depending 
on personal endowment, are among the strongest of the country, we 
believe that the younger and smaller ones of this type and especially 
those that are aenominational offer no field for developement of the 
standards of Sigma Nu. There is one western university where there 
should be a chapter of Sigma Nu but other than this we think that the 
field is well enough covered for a few years to come. 


Gamma Omicron, Washington University, St. Louis. 

As the college year draws to a close we naturally indulge in retro- 
spective and prospective views. As for the past, we are inclined to 
feel that Sigma Nu at Washington University has been rapidly forging 
to the front and that we are now in a position to assert that no 
fraternity here stands higher in any respect. 

In the matter of scholastic honors we can say that we have certainly 
receivea our share, and what is best of all, without resorting in any way 
to college politics. 

Bro. Gallenkamp was enthusiastically elected secretary of the 
Washington University Athletic Association and has proven a credit 
to his office. We have two class presidents. This I think indicates, some- 
what, the confidence bestowed by the students upon representatives of 
Sigma Nu. Bro. Thomas is president of the class of '08, and one of the 
most popular men in the university. Never before in the history of 
this institution has the freshman class had an organization equal to 
that of which Bro. Cobb is now the head. 

Thomas is our star athlete having made his "W" in foot ball, base 
ball and basket ball, besides winning the point cup in the Annual 
Gymnastic Tournament. He played full-back on the foot ball team; 
first base on the base ball nine; right-forward in basket ball, and has 
been elected captain of the latter for next year. Stuart, one of our 
new men. has made good at third base on the varsity nine and is 
rated as the best hitter on the team. He is also captain of the fresh- 
man base ball team. Osborne and Mackey will make the track-team, 
in the dashes and hurdles respectively. Mackey has Just distinguished 
himself by virtually winning the sophomore freshman track meet, tor 
'09. Se won botb blgb and low buraies. 


Now turning to our domestic affairs: We have just completed the 
refurnishing and decorating of our tower in the dormitory. This was 
made possible, to a great extent, by the liberality of the alumni resi- 
dents of St. Louis. At the open house given by the residents of the 
dormitory on May 2nd, about 500 people inspected the different 
student's apartments and fraternity rooms and were unanimous in 
praise of Sigma Nu's beautiful and comfortable quarters. Looking 
forward, we may say that the indications are very bright for an even 
more successful year. We expect all of our old members back next 
year with the exception of Paddock and Trembath. Paddock will 
graduate in June and Trembath will enter a school of Mines next fall. 


Beta Theta, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Alabama. 

Beta Theta is spending one of the most pleasant and congenial years 
in its history. At Auburn the spring marks a partial relapse in 
"Spiking spirit." This is not due to any lack of enthusiasm but to the 
fact that more "boning" is done to prepare for the final examinations. 

We will lose two of our best men, W. H. Foy and S. B. Fort, who will 
graduate this year. However, eight will return next year to push 
forward the cause of Sigma Nu. 

We had a pleasant visit from Bro. Weldon Henley, who came over 
with the Philadelphia-American Base Ball Team to pitch a practice 
game with Auburn. We also had a visit from Bro. Pittard, who repre- 
sented Georgia Tech. in the track meet as hammer-thrower and shot- 

Have just received an invitation to lota's Annual Reception. We 
are very sorry that we can not attend the reception as we will be in 
the midst of final examinations, but we hope they will have the 
greatest success. 

It was reported in the last Delta that we were in a chapter house; 
we are sorry to say that we can not live in a chapter house on account 
of faculty restrictions. 

At the recent Confederate Veterans' Reunion in New Orleans, Bro. 
Thomas M. Owen, one of the founders of Beta Theta chapter, was 
elected for the second time Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of the 
Confederate Veterans. He is the first to be re-elected Commander- 
in Chief and also first to have the office forced upon him. 


Gamma Chi, University of Washington, Seattie. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Watson and Hewitt, of Tacoma, 
and Popple, of Princeton. They are valuable additions and are sure 
to make good. 

Bro. Coffman has resigned his position as librarian of the university 
and is now in business in Chehalis. 

Scott Calhoun, of Beta Chi, has been recently elected corporation 
counsel of the city of Seattle. Hi Corson, of Gamma Chi, is now county 
physician and has Doc. Wilt with him this summer as an understudy. 
Poc. has Just returned from his first year at Coofer Medical School. 



Dr. Remington, of Gamma Chi, has moved from Walla Walla and has 
opened office here. 

We had the pleasure of a visit from Ernest Geargr, of Beta Psi, having 
Just come from San Francisco, where he had the misfortune of losing 
everything in the disaster. 

Bro. Parks, of Beta Eta, has located in the city with the Independent 
Telephone Company. 

Jimmy Mudge, of Gamma Theta, is an inspector in the city engineer's 

By graduation we lost the following men: Coleman, Retsloff and 
Bllsburg, of the Law Department; Livingston, of the School of Mines, 
and Griffiths and Martin, of the Liberal Arts. Coleman' and Ellsburg 
will practice law in Centralia. Bro. Carle has accepted a position with 
the Westinghouse, Church, Keer & Company, of New York. Livings- 
ton will leave on the 1st of June for Nome, Alaska, where he has 
a fine position. Stanley Griffiths has the honor of being the first to 
take a full college course in three years. He will study law at Harvard 
next year. Martin will go into the grain business with his father 
at Cheney. Bro. Martin has been taking an active part in debating, and 
defending his college in debate with Pacific University; he is also lead- 
ing man in the senior play. Bro. Griffiths was on the debating team 
against Oregon and Idaho. "Stub" was also manager of the junior 
farce, was in the cast, and is in the senior play. Richardson and 
Wimmler are on the Tyee staff. 

We have several men on the track team. Drowley in the weights; 
Watson and Hewitt have things cinched in the distances. Camp has 
good prospects to make the base ball team. 

Gamma Chi has taken in another new member in the form of a fine 
bull dog, with the characteristic name of "Booze." "Midget" Wilkinson 
has been appointed as dog keeper! 

On junior day we gave a launch party to witness the aquatic sports. 
Sigma Nu will hold a large banquet on May 19th in honor of the es- 
tablishment here of our first chapter in the N. W. and also in honor 
of its "Dad," Carl Lane Clemans; and we expect to gather in all the 
Sigs in the northwest. We all expect to enjoy ourselves. 

Election of officers was held for the ensuing year, with the following 
results: Bro. Whitney, Lieutenant Commander; Bro. Wimmler, Re- 
porter; Bro Duffy, Recorder; Bro. Camp, Treasurer; Bro. Marion, 
Marshal, and Bro. Popple, Sentinel. 

Gamma Chi extends congratulations to the new chapters at the 
University of Virginia and at Syracuse University and wishes them the 
best of success and prosperity. 














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I went to Mexico Immediately after last writing you anrl have not 
bad time to write anytfalng regarding the annual meeting of ttie 
Kansas City chapter. It Is too old now to be of any Interest. I, 
however, enclose you a list of those who were present at tliat time. 
Nov. 9, 1905. 

The cliapter will probably have a dinner In May, and I will try to 
get some one to send you some information concerning it. 
Yours truly, 


April 13, 1906. 

James Goodrich, Lawyer, Kansas City, Rho, lESS. 

Grant W. Harrington, Editor, Hiawatha, Kansas, Nu, 1SS7, 

L. N. Bucli, Kansas City, Mo., 18G9. 

W. R. Holland, Agency, Mo.. B. X., 1900. 

Frank M. Cortelyou, Muecotah, Kansas, Nu, 1901. 

Earl Carothers, Hiawatha, Kansas, Nu, 190S. 

Willis H, Carothers, Nu, 1905. 

Roscoe Gamett, Beta Xi, 1909. 

Wm. P. Browning, Beta XI. 1906. 

Uyod R. KiHam. Beta XI, 1908. 

H. H. Smith, Stocliton, Kansas, Nu, 1907. 

E. J. Heeney, Severance, Kansas, Nu, 1907. 

Alfred Pittroan, 1007 Paseo, Kansas City, Mo., Beta XI, 1907. 

Wm. C. Gordon. Mb. Valley, Cal„ Beta Gamma. 

Ben C. Hoefer, University of Kansas, Nu. 

Urlhelm R. PIsher, Nu, 1909. 

T. J. Woman, Jr., Liberty, Mo., Beta XI. 

G. G. Babcocli, Moberly, Mo., Rho. 

Geo. T. Marshall, Concordia, Kansas. D. P„ 1904. 

Ell Holland, St. Joseph, Mo.. Beta Xi and Gamma Nu. 

Oscar Hoefer, Lawrence, Kansas, Nu. 

Clyde LIndaey, Belolt, Kansas, Beta XI. 

Chas. Hoefer, Jr. 

Andra Thompson, Beta Xi and Rho. 

Wayne Rhoades, Beta XI. 

L. B. Ely. Beta XI. 

Maurice S. Ingalls, Nu. • 


Univenity of C>1iioni». 
HokU World') Inler-Kbolutk high jump recoid. 


Center lecood ioo(b*ll team '03. 04: 
riaht guud Viriity '05; Itl trombone 
MooUm* band. 

MACLEOD, '06. 

jUjUMNI chapters 888 

Solon W. Smith, Nu. 

D. F. Baker, Kansas City, Nu. 

A. L. Withers, Kansas City, Rho. 

C. D. Capeller, Beta Lambda. 

W. H. Land, Jr., City, Beta Lambda and Rho. • 

J. B. Worley, Kappa, 1896. 

J. A. Guthrie, Jr., Mexico, Mo., Beta Xi. 

S. F. Harris, Kansas City, Mo., Rho. 

L. M. Price, Columbia, Mo., Rho, 1903. 

C. H. Woman, Kansas City, Mo., Beta Lambda. 

Jack Hubbard, Denver, Colo. 

C. B. Burkhart, Beta Xi. 

M. M. Pugh, Beta Lambda, 1894. 
Ralph Major, Liberty, Mo. 
A. W. Stowmen, Liberty, Mo. 

D. L. Burton, Marshall, Mo., Beta Lambda, 1900. 
J. D. Newby, 1032 Summit St.. 1903. 

W. C. Ingram, 12th and Liberty, K. C, Mo., No. 136, Nu. 

Burton P. Sears, Lawrence, Kansas, Nu. 

W. A. Shelton, M. D., 331 Shukert Bldg., City, Beta Xi. 

H. T. Trottes, Liberty, Mo., Beta Xi. 

O. C. Jones, Everest, Kansas, Nu, 

G. M. Anderson, Kansas City. i 


On Thursday evening, April 2Cth. seventeen loyal Sigs, of the St 
Louis Alumni, assembled in the pleasant banquet hall of the Missouri 
Athletic Club, to enjoy an evening of real fraternal fellowship, happy 
reminiscences of college days, and a host of good stories, told only as 
knights of the five-armed badge can tell them. 

Our fraternity flower, the white rose, was strongly in evidence, and 
added considerably to the good cheer of a hearty dinner. Much to 
our sorrow our good Bro.. Dr. Robertson, Beta, who is president of 
the association, could not be present owing to his absence from the 
city. A peculiar interest centers about the doctor, as it was he who 
alone initiated our present Regent, Bro. Dyer, into the fraternity at 
old Beta chapter. 

There were present representative "Sigs" from all quarters of the 
Sigma Nu world, as the enclosed list will indicate. 

Bro. Bishop, who acted as toastmaster for the after-dinner portion 
of the evening's program, proved a very happy selection because of 
his fluent wit, and his versatile genius. 

Bros. Lackey and Hill indulged in timely pleasantries that started 
a flow of goodfellowship and cheer destined to last throughout the 
entire evening. These enthusiastic "Sigs" found a responsive note of 
brotherly love by the true and frank treatment of the kindred senti- 
ments found in "OLD FRIENDS and TRUE." and "The Tie That 
Binds." The "Eastern Situation" was ably discussed by Bro. Monie, 
who gave a careful resume of the chapters comprising the first divi- 
sion. Similarly the progress and fiourishing condition of our western 



chapters was indicated by Bro. Warren's delightful "Greetings From 
The West." 

That "The Occasional Sig" is a misnomer of the past, and that it 
is now the "Omnipresent Sig" was the impression gained from Bro. 
Fryes valuable dissertation. 

The regular program of the evening was followed by a series of 
impromptus by Bros. Wilfley, Johnson and Krippner. 

The finale of the enjoyable atPair came with several vigorous 
and noisy "Hi Rickety Hoopty Doos," which re-echoed through 
the corridors, and attested to the fact that the St. Louis Alumni still 
retain that buoyant spirit which permeates the being of every loyal 
Sigma Nu. 

G. A. JOHNSON, Gamma Rho, '04, 

A. t . KRIPPNER, Gamma Lambda, '03 


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The St. Louis Alumni Chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity, held a 
banquet at the M]issouri Athletic Club last night, at which representa- 
tives of universities from all over the United States made addresses. 

John E. Bishop was the toastmaster. The following members re- 
sponded to toasts: William G. Lackey, "Old Friends and True:" Stanley 
D. Pearce, "The Tie That Binds;" John D. Monie, "Our Eastern 
Brothers;" Milton Frye, "An Occasional Sig," and Eugene Warren, "A 
Greeting From the West." 

College songs and yells relayed the toasts and brought back memories 
of college days. Besides the speakers, there were present W. W« 


Keyser, August V. Graf, S. R- Culberson, S. P. Howell, Woodlief 
Thomas, G. A. Johnson, A. F. Krippuer, A. M. Brown, Charles Weissert, 
G. D. Ross, Doctor N. M. Mindsor, Doctor H. M. Hill and J. D. Wilfley. 

The institutions represented included the universities of Missouri, 
Chicago, Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan; Lehigh, 
Washington University, Leland Stanford, Northwestern, Washington 
and Lee, Virginia Military Institute, Central University, Lombard 
College and Bethel College.— St. Louis Republic, Apr. 27. 


Tour card of 28th to hand. Bro. Binford has just been called to 
Philadelphia, so possibly you may not get his letter in time for the 
May issue. Following is a list of Sigma Nus in town; there may be 
QtlierB but they have not made themselves known: 

E. H. Anderson, University of S. Carolina, General Electric Co. 
Chas. S. Moiret, Lehigh, 1900, 230 Liberty St., Schenectady. 

R. C. Gray, Rose Polytechnic, *05, 618 Chapel St., Schenectady. 

O. A. Clark, University Kansas, 1904, 9th Grove Place, Schenectady. 

F. W. Schakelford, Ga. Inst, of Tech., 1903, 21 Eagle St., Schenectady. 
R E. Holmes, Uni. Vermont, 1906, 6 Mynderse St., P. O., Box 289, 


R. M. Alvord, Iowa State College, General Electrict Co., Schenetady. 

J. M. Dower, University of Vermont, 16 Swan St., Schenectady. 

Mail addressed to the General Electric Company would probably 
reach any of these men. ^ 

E. H. Anderson has a responsible position in the railway engineer- 
ing department of the General Electric Company. Moffet, Shakelford 
and Clark hold engineering positions. Gray is in the testing depart- 
ment. Holmes and myself are connected with the drafting depart- 

In the Delta's Business Directory, I see the name of Charles E. 
Caufield, Beta Sigma, Pittsfield, Mass. I have every reason to believe 
that Bro. Caufield is in Chicago. Possibly his domestic duties require 
so much attention that he has forgotten to read the Delta lately. I 
understand that he is married and has a boy a year and a half old. 


Kindly insert my address in the next issue of the Delta and say that 
I shall be very glad to meet any Sigs who come to Schenectady. There 
are eleven or twelve Sigs in town now, and at a meeting held last week 
(April 18th), they requested that I send you my address for the especial 
benefit of those Sigs who may come here to work or study. We be- 
lieve we can help make it pleasanter for a stranger than it would 
otherwise be, as this town is not noted for its good eating places or 
hotels so much as for its large manufactories. Bro. Binford will write 
you in a few days about our meeting last week. 

J. M. DOWNER, Beta Sigma. 

Schenectady, N. Y., Apr. 23. 



Annual banquets are always events to which a frat man looks with 
keenest delight. It is the Mecca to which he directs his thoughts 
throughout the entire year. A more delightful or successful banquet 
has never been held than was the Third Annual Banquet of the 
Colorado Sigs held at the Hotel Savoy, Denver, on Saturday evening, 
February 24th. Fourty-three brothers gathered about the banquet table 
and after the yell had been given, enjoyed a most sumptuous repast. 
While the eatables were the finest that the management of the Savoy 
could furnish, still they were as nothing when compared to the "toasts" 
which followed. I wish it were possible to reproduce in print that 
more subtle feeling of good will and fraternal cheer which every 
Sig has experienced in these annual gatherings, for then it would be 
possible for every Sig who reads this account to enter into the spirit 
and enjoy the hours with us as we sat around that banquet table 
enjoying the fellowship of our brothers from all parts of the country 
and renewing our allegiance and pledges which we took that first night, 
when, as neophytes, we were ushered into and made a part of that great 
brotherhood known as Sigma Nu. 

The progress of the banquet was enlivened by songs and laughter 
which we shall not soon forget. The boys from Gamma Eta and 
Gamma Kappa brought each his own favorite song and as we ate 
they sang as only Colorado Sigs can sing, for you must remember we 
live on the very summit of the continent and here the air is purer and 
the heart lighter than any where else in the domains where the tri- 
colored banner fioats and the five-pointed star is worn, betokening the 
presence of those who own allegiance to our beloved fraternity. Two 
of these songs I would note especially for they brought forth loud 
applause from the banqueters. 

The first was sung by the boys of Gamma Kappa and is entitled "The 
Heidelberg of Sigma Nu." 

"When you see a man who has manners fair 

As those of the knight of old, 
One who is known for his manhood rare — 

A man that you know is true blue. 
He's always light hearted and free from care, 

Though his purpose is high and bold. 
You never need doubt what frat he picked out, 

Of course he's a Sigma Nu. 


Here's to the men of Sigma Nu, 

Here's to the aims they hold, 

Here's to the hues that mean manhood true, 

Black and white and gold. 

Skilled with the foot ball and the pen. 

Scholars and athletes too — 

Here's to the all 'round college man, 

Three cheers for Sigma Nu." • 

'Tis needless to say that this song called forth the loudest cheers. 

AltfMNt CaAPTEBS 887 

and a toast was offered and drank with a will to Miss Jeanne Coulter, 
of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the authoress of the song, and to that larger 
sisterhood who have ever had the good of Sigma Nu at heart. Again 
we say, "Long live the fair sisters of Sigma Nu." The second song 
was sung by the boys from Gamma Eta and it too was roundly ap- 
plauded, it was sung to the tune of a "Son of a Gambolier.*' 

"I wish I had a barrel of rum 
And sugar three hundred pounds; 
The college bell to mix it in, 
The clapper to stir it round. 
\ Liike every honest fellow, 

I take my whisky clear. 
I am a rambling wreck 
From Golden Teck • 

I And a mining engineer. 


A mining, mining, mining, mining, 

A mining engineer. 
A mining, mining, mining, mining, 

A mining engineer. 
Like every honest fellow, 
I take my whisky clear. 
I am a rambling wreck. 
From Golden Teck, 
And a mining engineer." 

The song by no means depicted the fellows from Gammn Eta, for 
we found them not "rambling wrecks." but men and brothers whom it 
is a delight to know and an honor to call brothers. 

At the "finish" of the eating, Bro. Robert Ellison, of Beta Eta, 
president of the Denver Alumni Association, in a few well chosen 
words. Introduced Bro. Ernest Williams, of Gamma Kappa as the Toast- 
master of the evening. Those who know "Dad" Williams will know 
how graciously he presided and how aptly he introduced the speakers 
of the evening. For two hours we enjoyed a "feast of good things" 
which made us all feel proud of our fraternity and incited us to 
greater effort in her behalf. I wish that there were space to give the 
"toasts" in full but I can but note a thought here and there. As each 
speaker was introduced he was greeted by "He's a jolly good fellow" 
which was sung with a will. All the "toasts" breathed a spirit of 
deepest loyalty to the fraternity and all held out high ideals for the 
present and the future. Bro. Smith, of old Beta Kappa, enthused the 
banqueters when he reminded them of the greatness of Sigma Nu, 
nationally great because constituted of true men and brothers. Bro. 
Wall, of Gamma Kappa held that the general standing of a "pro- 
spective" member is character. The fraternity is made up of men of 
different natures and individualities and hence the democratic spirit 
prevailed. A man to be a "representative Sig" must be an active man 
in all parts of the chapter life, and I would add that that activity should 

be felt after tlie man leaves college. Many a fellow looses Us ''entliU" 

slam" after he leaves college and sometimes I wonder if he ever had 
much when he was in the harness. Bro. Gowe brought tho encourag- 
ing word that a "hoiAse is in prospect in the not distant future for 
Gamma Eta." Bro. Westcott, of Chi, brought us an encouraging word 
from the "Sigs in the Bast" and Bro. Frost, of Rho, brought us words 
of greeting from the "Sigs of the South." Brother Plate, of Beta Chi, 
brought us a perfect whirl of enthusiam from the Sigs on the Pacific 
Coast. I would that the practical words of advice which Bro. Plate 
gave to us might be heard again by every undergraduate as well as 
by every alumnus of the fraternity for a greater prosperity must 
follow where such enthusiam prevails. Bro. Dean, of Beta Xi, offered 
the toast, "The Ladies" and in a manner we shall not soon forget 
paid a most glowing tribute to "woman, the noblest creation of God." 
He told us in that fascinating way of his that there were one thousand 
great things in the world, "one was man and the other nine hundred 
and ninty nine were women." This toast was responded to a rising: 
toast by all the banqueters as we drank to the health of the ladies. 
Bro. Hays, of Chi, the inspector of the Ninth Division — and we love 
Hays for "his works* sake" — brought us a most encouraging report of 
the condition of the Division. With his toast ended one of the most 
enjoyable evenings and one long to be remembered. 

A large number of letters were received from distant brothers and 
from other chapters wishing the Denver Alumni and the Colorado 
chapters the greatest of prosperity. We appreciate these letters most 
sincerely and reciprocate all the good feeling to our well wishers. 
Long may you live to bless and enjoy the blessings of Sigma Nu. With 
the sounds of — 

J "Glory, glory, Colorado, 

Glory, glory, Colorado, 
Glory, glory, Colorado, 
Three cheers for Sigma Nu." 

The Third Annual Banquet of the Colorado Sigma Nus came to 
an end but its memory to live with us as long as heart beats beneath 
the golden star and the watchful serpent of Sigma Nu. 




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The Denver Alumni of Sigma Nu met in the offices of Bro. Ernest 
Williams on Wednesday evening, January 31st, and elected the follow- 
ing officers for the ensuing year: 

President Bro. Robert S. Ellison, Beta Eta 

Vice-President Bro. O. D. Westcott. Chi 

Sec. & Treas Bro. Ernest Williams, Gamma Kappa 

Reporter Bro. Paul Mansfield Spencer, Beta Beta 

The welfare of the association was talked over and the consensus 
of opinion was that the association should be more manifestly felt. 
Bros, who may be intending to visit in Colorado during the coming 
summer would do well to drop a card to the president of the associa- 
tion, Bro. Ellison in the Equitable Building, Denver. Bro. Ellison 
will be glad to bring visiting brothers in touch with Colorado Sigs and 
the Colorado Sigs will see that nothing is left undone to make the 
visiting brothers at home. The best we have is yours — let us know 
when you are coming. The alumni plan to do much to keep in close 
touch with one another, the local chapters of Gamma Eta and Gamma 
Kappa, and the general fraternity. 


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It was my pleasure to spend the holidays at the home of Bro. Walter 
G. Baker, in Morrison, 111. It is a town with a population of 3,000, 
claims to be the best non -college, Sigma Nu community in the United 
States, and the claim seems to be Justified. On December 27th, at 
the Hotel Whiteside, a banquet was held by the following Sigs: W. G. 
Baker, Gamma Rho; Albert Potter, Delta Theta; Warren Potter, Delta 
Theta; Ralph Austin, Delta Theta; Bernie Gray, Gamma Sigma; Louis 
Reisner, Gamma Beta; Fred Spofford, Gamma Mu; Fred Kay, Gamma 

The dinner was a district success, and the evening was thoroughly 
enjoyable. It Is hoped that sometime in the future, the affair may be 
repeated with equal success. 

FRED H. KAY. Gamma Rho. 


613 Fay Building, Los Angeles, Cal., May 8th, 1906. 
Mr. C. E. Woods, Richmond, Ky.: 

My dear Woods — Your favor of the 1st inst. received and I thank you 
for your kindness in answering so soon. It was important that you 
did so because when things are hanging fire as they are at present it 
is perhaps a little better to strike when the iron is hot and to clear up 
everything when the fellows are enthusiastic about the formation of 
this chapter. Last Saturday thirteen Sigma Nus were my guests at 

luncbeoD at the University Club, and we talked the matter over but 

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did not take any further steps because, frankly, we did not know what to 
do. However, we will meet at the Cafe Bristel on the last Saturday 
in May, and something definite will be accomplished. At that time I 
expect I shall be able to get about twenty alumni together, and a 
formal petition will be made out and sent to you. There are some of 
the Stanford boys down from Palo Alto and they are very active. They 
have more time at their disposal and can look up the older fellows 
better than we who are pressed with business. Consequently I 
expect that by the time of our next meeting we will have more names 
to add to our list. 

Below is the list of all I have been able to muster to date: 

Willis E. Booth, Workman Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Alfred Stephens, Wilcox Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Philip L. Wilson, Wilcox Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Bimey Donnell, University Club, Los Angeles, Cal. 

George C. Briggs, Braly Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

R. B. Marsh, 433 S. Fremont St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

C. E. Mordoff, 737 Buena Vista St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

O. R. Rule, 721 W. Washington St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

G. A. Rule, 721 W. Washington St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

W. G. Morrison, Trust Bldg., 2d & Spring. Los Angeles, Cal. 

Glen Edmonds, 2C47 Raymond St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

J. K. Tweedy, Jr., Downey, Cal. 

A. G. Gage, 2C9 Mason Opera House Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

E. R. Abadie, San Bernardino, Cal. 

G. C. Mansfield, C19 Carondelet St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

C. D. Hanverman, Banning, Cal. 

John McNab, Riverside, Cal. 

Bud Story, Altadena, Cal. 

E. H. McGibson, Venice Invest. Co., Venice, Cal. 

Leo Byrne, San Bernardino, Cal. 

Walter Kelly, 74 G W. Lake Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Robert Peyton, 857 W. Lake Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

H. S. Wilson, lOOG W. Lake Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Glen Lull, Auto Vehicle Co., 10th & Main, Los Angeles, Cal. 

S. Barclay, 433 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Jas. H. Gibson, 1919 S. Union St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Octave Morgan, 8th & W. Lake Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Philip Dixon, in care of C. B. Dixon, Lankershim Bldg., Los Angeles, 

IRalph J. Foote, 613 Fay Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

It is possible that one or two of these addresses may be Incorrect, 
but not more than that number. I did not receive a reply from Abadie, 
Briggs, Tweedy, Gage, McNab, Story, Byrne, or Wilson, but I think all 
of these men are heartily in favor of an alumni chapter. 

I do not think that the Beta Psi house at California suffeied any ill 
effects from the recent earthquake, but the damage done to the Stan- 
ford house will probably amount to something like $500. On the west 
Bide of the house there was a large chimney and when this fell it took 
everything with it — crashing through the roof of the veranda and tear- 
ing a great hole in it. (See illustration.) The windows are of 
course a total wreck, and the fellows were not able to discover a 

particle of plaster on tbe ceillDgs after tlie excitement was over. Tlie 

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beautiful chapel building was completely demolished, as was thd 
gymnasium — the latter building was recently completed and it is said 
that 12,000,000 was expended in its construction. The memorial arch 
was cracked by the quake, and a corner fell off from the top. One stu- 
dent was killed and six injured. I was speaking with one of the fellows 
yesterday about the San Francisco Sigma Nus, but was unable to ob- 
tain any information about them. If I do I will let you know. 

I don't know whether the fellows get their Deltas or not — I do not 
think that they do — that is the generalty. I do know that the February 
number is the first one that I have seen since my subscription ran. out 
some time ago and which I failed to renew. I will send a check for 
my subscription, however, at an early date, and keep in touch with 
fraternity matters in the future. 

I expect that the near future will bring a copy of the Law (shii^ped 
May 1 — Edr.) and that the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter will soon 
take its place among the other active and useful chapters. Los Angeles 
is as excellent a place for fraternity work as it is for everything else. 

I hope to hear from you again before long, and that you will ^ve us 
all of the aid that you can in this matter. I am 

Fraternally yours, 


The annual meeting of the Denver Alumni Chapter was held on 
Saturday evening, May 12th, at which time the following officers 
were elected for the ensuing year: 

President, C. R. Hayes. ' 

Vice President, Winfield Holbrook. ♦ 

Secretary and Treasurer, O. S. Fowler. 

Reporter, Paul Mansfield Spencer. 

The members of the Denver Alumnae will be glad to serve any 
Sigma Nu brother who may find his way to Denver, either upon busi- 
ness or pleasure. A card dropped to Bros. C. R. Hayes, at 1230 Six- 
teenth Street, or to the Reporter, at 1170 Ninth Street, will bring the 
visiting brothers into touch with all Sigs who are in Colorado. 



The Fifth Division Convention, held with Gamma Mu, at Champaign, 
111., May 4-5, was one of the most enjoyable and profitable Sigma Nu 
gatherings I ever attended. Every chapter in the division had dele- 
gates present, and all were enthusiastic and imbued with the spirit 
of doing something for the Fraternity. 

In many respects the convention reminds me of a Grand Chapter, 
in that the questions proposed and discussed were not only of local 
concern, but were of interest to the Fraternity in general. The dis- 
cussions were on a high plane, and indicated that the chapters in 
the Fifth Division are thinking, are alive to the interests of the Fnii- 
temlty, and are a unit on all matters of policy to be pursued. 

Extension, internal development, and the Delta were three of the 
important questions discussed. The chapters in the Fifth Division 
helieve that the Fraternity should pursue a policy of upbuilding and 
making stronger the chapters we now have, rather than handing 
out any more cLapterF. The idea was to make Sigma Nu the best in 
every institution where our flag already floats, and that it does not 
necessarily follow that a long list of chapters is indicative of a strong 
Fraternity. Build inwardly rather than outwardly was the motto. I 
was pleased to see the convention adopt the resolution on extension 

It was unanimously recommended by the convention that the Delta 
be published bi-monthly instead of quarterly. A resolution similar 
to the one adopted at the last Grand Chapter was passed, asking that 
the law be amended so that the Delta shall appear six times a year 
instead of four. 

The division by-laws were amended so that in the future the divi- 
sion conventions will be held on alternate years with the Grand Chap- 
ter. But the annual division taxes will remain as at present, this 
revenue to be applied in defraying the expenses of the Inspector of 
the division who shall visit the chapters once a year. It seems to me 
this was a splendid change to make, for an enthusiastic and live In- 
spector can do a great deal of good visiting his chapters and advis- 
ing and counseling them. 

The social features of the convention were of a high oider. I did 
not get there in time for the dance, but every one said it was great. 

The banquet at the Beardsley was one of the best ever. The toast- 
master, "Eddie'* Mehren, was great, and the toasts and songs were 
all full of Sigma Nu spirit. 


Fifth Division Convention Notes. 


'On to Chicago" for the Grand Chapter was the cry. If reports from 
delegates count for anything the chapters of the Fifth Division will 
turn out en masse to the Grand Chapter. 

Myers, of Gamma Mu, and Baker, of Gamma Rho, delegates of their 
respective chapters to the New Orleans Grand Chapter, had a good 
visit and talked over the trip to the southern city. Champaign did 
not have the "facilities" or no doubt these two lads would have tried 
to duplicate some of their stunts in New Orleans. 

Gamma Rho, Chicago, the youngest chapter in the Division, had 
the largest number of visitors present. Baker, Moore, Terhune and 
Rainey, all fine fellows and all made a hit. 

The Chicago Alumni Chapter was represented by Annis and Pege- 
low. The former an alumnus of Gamma Rho, and the latter a charter 
memiber of Gamma Mu. 

The convention was an eye-opener to the visitors in more ways than 
one. None dreamed that Gamma Mu had such a house. "This house 
is a revelation to me," said Monroe, of Michigan ; "I never saw anything 
like it." 

And the boys of Gamma Mu made a fine impression on every one. 
They proved to be royal fellows, and left nothing undone to make every 
one have a good time. 

"Those hoys are kings, I tell you every one Is a prince/' said Keck, 

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of Northwestern, to Cook, and he expressed the sentiment of all. 

Gamn^ Mu has 2G active man, and there is not a "stick" in the 

No one enjoyed the convention more than Ck>ok. At the banquet 
his face beamed with delight as he told of the growth of Gamma Mu, 
and referred to the installation banquet four years previous, when there 
were only ten in the chapter (charter members). Cook proudly points 
now to our chapter at Illinois as an ideal one in many ways, and 
believes other chapters can learn many things from Gamma Mu. 

All tne delegates from the different chapters in the Division were 
not only fine looking men, but were full of enthusiasm for Sigma Nu. 

The two freshmen, Terhune and Rainey, from Gamma Rho. soon 
became decidedly popular with the co-eds, and much of their time was 
spent at the sorority houses. 

Inspector Luther's report was well prepared, and showed that he 
well understood conditions in the Division. 

One hundred men from the chapters of the Fifth Division, to the 
Chicago Grand Chapter this winter, was the lowest possible number 
any one would think of naming. In fact most of the delegates said 
they would guarantee that their entire chapter membership would 

Forty-five sat down to the banquet at the Beardsley, where four years 
before the installation ceremonies were held. The table was arranged 
in V-shape, to represent the Fifth Division. The decorations were well 
arranged and the menu was fine. 

There is only one regret to be expressed by any one who attended 
the Fifth Division Convention at Illinois, and that is that not every 
Sigma Nu in this Division could be there. But to those who did attend, 
words alone can not express their enjoyment, nor give you an idea 
of the pleasure that it was to attend such a convention. In the first 
place, the boys of Gamma Mu were amply situated to entertain at 
the house the delegates from all the chapters, and even were able to 
entertain and provide for the delegates from the Chicago Alumni Chap- 
ter, which, considering the noise they made, would seem almost an im- 

There are few chapters that are able to give such a fine party and 
dance as the one afforded us at Illinois on the night of May 4. The 
entire third fioor of the house is devoted to a dance hall, and the house 
is certainly a success from every standpoint. We had the oppor- 
tunity of dancing with those fair ones who have made the State so 
famous. And the way some of the delegates danced around, "heart 
to heart beating and hand in hand," would have led you to believe 
that some of them made a mistake in their choice of schools. 

The business part of the convention was taken up at 9 o'clock on 
Saturday morning, May 5th. All the committees were appointed, 
and at 1 o'clock their reports were ready. I must confess that I 
have never attended or read the reports of a Division Convention 
where so much good was obtained through the business meeting. 
Ordinarily a Division Convention turns out to be a resolution that the 
Fraternity is in good standing, etc., but here actual matters involving 
the good of this Division, which is rapidly becoming prominent because 
of the large institutions in which the chapters are located, were taken 

up and definite policies advocated and formed. Slsce tbe Oria4 


Chapter convenes within the bounds of this Division next December, 
at Chicago, it was urged that every chapter be present with its entire 

Perhaps the most enjoyable feature of the entire convention was 
the banquet on Saturday evening. With an excellent toastmftster to 
guide the flow of wit, and with that spirit characteristic of a crowd 
of Sigma Nus at a banquet, you may imagine the rest. An ovation 
was sprung upon us by the many songs that were sung during the ban- 
qute. A song in the right place has been said to be the keynote of 
success of many a revival meeting, and has led many a one to come 
forward. Likewise, let us now come forward to the shrine of the 
black, white and gold and give a "Hi Rickety" to the boys of Gamma 
Mu, and of the entire Fifth Division. 


Eptllon, Bethany College, Bethany, W. Va. 

I send you to-day. May 11, our chapter letter from Epsilon chapter, 
Bethany College. Now is the time of the year when all the forces of 
nature seem to combine to make our college campus a veritable garden 
of Eden. Not only the forces of nature, but also human forces are at 
work seeking to beautify our campus, which we all love so well. A splen- 
did new liberty, the gift of Andrew Carnegie, is in process of construction. 
It is something which Bethany has felt great need of. Old Epsilon is 
also to have a part in this work of adorning our campus. When we 
return to school in the fall it will be to enter our splendid new home 
which we are going to build on the campus. The long-cherished dream 
of Epsilon is about to be realized. We will draw up in a few days a 
fifty-year lease on a suitable building site. Full plans and specifications 
are now being drawn up by our architects. We hope to have the work 
started by commencement. 

Our house will be of veneer brick, and will be arranged tor sixteen 
men. It will cost approximately five thousand dollars. It is to Mr. 
Frank H. Main, a trustee of Bethany College, and the father of one of 
our initiates of this year, that we are indebted in a very great measure 
for this early realization of our hopes. Mr. Main has very generously 
consented to loan us the money to build our house. We are to repay 
him in annual installments, with interest at the rate of six per cent. 

Since our last letter we have not been idle along the line of chapter 
work. We have initiated Geo. H. McClary. of Fredricksburg, Va.: 
Erret R. Osborne, of Spokane, Washington, and Herbert Protzman, of 
Cans, Pa. We take great pleasure in introducing to the fraternity these 
three new brothers, representing, as they do, the sunny South, the wild 
and wooly West, and the staid old-fashioned East. In addition to this 
we have pledged Mr. P. M. Baber, who hails also from the southland. 

On the evening of March Ist we gave our annual mid-winter banquet. 
The following toasts were responded to, Bro. H. A. Schafer acting in 
the capacity of toast master: 

Sigma Nu B. F. Smith 

Historocity of Hickie Alphie Chapter of Yammi Hammi Ki. .H. E. Sala 

Our Fraternity and Friendship G. S. McClary 

The Sigma Nu Girl J. F. Finley 

In Prospectu C. N. Filson 


The toasts of Bros. Finley and Filson were especially good. Prof. 
NeflF, who was our guest of honor, gave us a very interesting talk on 
schools in which fraternities exist compared with those in which they 
do not. Bro. Nizzo Suruda, of Japan, made quite a hit with his side- 
splitting impromptu on "Everybody Works but Father." To all who 
were present I am sure the memory of that evening will be one of 
life's immort^les which never fade. 

In the last few years there has been great dissatisfaction with the 
management of our athletic teams here at Bethany. Consequently a 
Board of Athletic Control has been established, which consists of three 
faculty members, and this board is to have complete control of all the 
ahletics of the college. All the various managers are to be selected by 
the board from candidates nominated by the student body. Under the 
new regime we hope for better things in athletics. The present board 
is constituted as follows: 

Faculty Members: Philip Johnson, Pres.; F. M. Longanecker, V. 
Pres.; F. T. McEvor, Treas. Student Members: G. A. Maldoon, Secy.; 
E. G. Casey, H. A. Schafer. 

In the inter-fraternity basket ball games with Kappa Alpha and Beta 
Theta Pi, Sigma Nu won the championship. 

Our base ball team is doing well this season. We are well repre- 
sented on the team: Bro. Ash is playing short; Bro. Chapman, first; 
Bro. Protzman, left; Bro. Sala, right, and Bert ImhoflF, one of our 
pledges, is the star pitcher of the team. We expect to win the inter- 
fraternity games. 

The annual Pan-Hellenic Banquet, participated in by Kappa Alpha, 
Beta Theta Pi and Sigma Nu, was held at the Kappa Alpha House this 
year. A very pleasant evening was spent, and a general feeling of 
friendship prevailed. Epsilon spent the evening of April 17th as the 
guests of the local Kappa Alpha chapter. Kappa Alpha proved herself 
a splendid host. Not only in chapter work, but in debate and in oratory, 
has Epsilon been active. Bros. Filson and Schafer, representing the 
American Literary Institute, won the Annual Debate with the Neotro- 
plian Literary Society. Bro. Frank Smith won the preliminary to the 
West Virginia Oratorical Contest and also the final in this contest. 
The final was held at Morris Harvey College, Barbersville, W. Va. 

Mrs. Frank H. Main, the mother of Bro. Ray Main, and a firm friend 
of Epsilon, entertained us at a splendid stag dinner on the evening of 
May 9th. After the menu was served a number of impromptu toasts 
were made. Bro. Chas. Filson acted as toastmaster. 

We miss from our ranks Bros. Chas. Orrison and Harry Gordon, who 
have left college for the rest of this year. Roscoe Dayton, one of our 
pledges, has also left college. Bro. Orrison and Mr. Dayton will both 
be with us again in the fall. 

We are looking forward to the greatest commencement banquet in 
our history. 





•Detroit, Mich., May 8th, 1906, 
To the Members of the Sigma Nu Fraternity: 

Having traveled over twenty-eight States, north, south, east and west, 
during the past year, and meeting wearers of the golden serpent in 
every State, I can not resist the temptation of giving a letter of my 

At a mountainous railroad junction in Kentucky, covered with dust 
and wondering why I had been born, I boarded a train, sauntered up 
the aisle of the car with the air of "What's the use," when of a sudden, 
a well groomed stranger arose, grabbed my hand in both of his, and 
after the first wave of surprise blew over, informed me that he was Bro. 
Frank Brittingham of Beta Zeta. All thoughts of weighty cares there- 
upon soared skyward, taking their tracks from my face; and as we 
sat congratulating each other in such joyous tones, nearly loungers 
aroused themselves and with eyes staring wide as cellar doors in a 
country town, wondered how and why such an intimacy could exist 
between strangers, meeting without introduction and for the first time. 
These unfortunate onlookers knew nothing of the ties of knighthood, 
otherwise our actions could not have been mysterious. 

Again in Birmingham, Alabama, I was wending "my weary way" 
through a crowd of Saturday shoppers, and the thought of my being 
hundreds of mi'les from home, among total strangers, impressed itself 
upon my mind, and my shoes began to weigh like box-cars. When in this 
state of mind a vigorous hand came down upon my shoulder to the tune 
of a pleasant voice, and I was wheeled about to face the assistant City 
Attorney of Birmingham, Bro. Jas. Smith, of Theta, The reward for 
wearing the five-armed badge this time, was a most pleasant evening 
spent among the elite of Birmingham at the palatial club room of the 
athletic aild southern clubs. 

These are but two of the many stars that have arisen all over the 
United States to blaze the path of a wandering "globe trotter." The 
Sigma Nu catalog always finds a place in my suit-case wherever I 
may ramble, even if I have to leave other necessities at home. This 
catalog is my traveling companion and is always consulted upon my 
entering a town. 

I am fortunate enough to be an Elk and a Mason, of which I am 
justly proud, but still there is a certain place in my heart kept warm 
by the principles of Sigma Nu, which makes the face of a knight always 
welcome. So when at all possible, I never fail to hunt up the brothers. 

I have visited chapters in many States, met the wearers of black, 
white and gold in all parts of the Union and find them high in every 
branch of activity, literary, professional and commercial. This variety 
is as the sparkle of wine. Every chapter, it seems to me, should make 
it a point to get men of business, energy and activity, as well as 
social lions, for these are sure to "make good" in a business or pro- 
fessional way after leaving college and we are always pleased to point 
the finger of praise at such alumni and say, "They are Sigma Nus." 

Every Sigma Nu should study carefully the great principles of our 
fraternity and make them a part of his life; and every candidate hon- 
ored with an invitation from Sigma Nu, should be made to feel that he 




is not Joining a certain chapter, but given an honorable place in an 
army of five thousand aggressive, educated, young men, the cream of 
the Nation's elect, all marching hand in hand, under the flag of black, 
white and gold, emblematical of, faith, hope and charity. 

So a man joining Sigma Nu pledges himself not to one particular 
chapter but to the fraternity at large, and a man once initiated is 
bound to the whole fraternity and the fraternity bound to him, by 
sacred ties. These oaths made with God before man can not be broken. 
Once a Sigma Nu, always a Sigma Nu. Expulsion will not occur where 
each brother is characterized with the true fraternal spirit of forgive- 
ness and manliness. Reason rules the world, and there are but few 
men too blind and narrow to be thus ruled. Only when reason has been 
practically applied without correction, should any chapter, it seems to 
me, presume to take upon itself the responsibility of tearing a Sigma 
Nu from the midst of the great fraternity at large. We should live by 
the motto: "The faults of our brotners we write upon the sand, their 
virtues on tablets of love and memory." With this sentiment kept 
aflame, harmony and not discord must emanate from every chapter and 
from the fraternity at large. 

Yours fraternally and eternally, 


Permanent address: Lebanon, Ind. 

In order to prevent usual delay, the editor Is compelled to go to press 
with chapter letters in the order in which they come In. He has had 
often to wait weeks for letters from the first, second and succeeding 
divisions, thus holding up the press in order to get the letters in accord- 
ing to divisions. The eleventh or twelfth division may send in its 
letters and have to wait until the letters from the preceding divisions 
arrive. The orderly arrangement of the letters Is preferable, but the 
delay incident to getting them from reporters, renders It advisable to 
try the plan now proposed. Brethren shouid consult the Index for loca- 
tion of their chapter letters. — Editor Delta. 







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"The Proceedings of the Grand Chapter of ArkaoBaa, Order of the 
Eastern Star," Is a handsome book of 140 pages, Illustrated. Within 
Its folds are two faces dear to Sigma Nus — Mr. and Mrs. James Frank 
Hopkins, of Mablevale, Ark., the latter now deceased. The beautiful 
volume is dotted over with tributes to the memory of Mrs. Hopkins, 
for many years Past Grand Matron and Grand Secretary of the Order. 
That she was a lady of extraordinary gifts of mind, heart and social 
character Is evidenced by the numerous whole-heartet) tributes that 
flow like a sliver stream through the pages of this publication. Mrs. 
Hopkins Is referred to as "Our best loved Sister!" O, what a distinc- 
tion in this life to be known as "Our Best Beloved." One after another 
of the officer's reports touch upon the death of this Cbrlst-llhe creature, 
until even a stranger might easily have recognized this divinely good 
woman In a throng of a thousand. Yes, 

"If I could gather every look of love 

That every human creature wore. 
And all the looks that Joy is mother of. 

And looks of grief that mortals ever bore. 
And mingle all with God-begotten Grace. 
Me things that I should see her memory-treasured face." 

The Delta's editor counts as an Irretrievable loss not having had the 
pleasure of acquaintance with this Godly woman. His only consola- 
tion now lies in the abiding hope of meeting again the husband, dear 
Bro, Hopkins, founder of Sigma Nu, once more this side the dark river. 

The class of 1905 is located as follows: J. W. Harris. Inspector of 
Third Division, practicing law at Cuthbert, Ga.; J. B. Guerry occupies 
the editorial chair of the Twiggs County Citizen, Jelfersonvllle, Ga.; 
S. B. Cousins is professor of Latin and Greek at Locust Grove, Ga. 
Inatltute; I. F. Munday, lawyer, Cedartown, Ga.; B. B. Kendrlck, 


teacher at Norman Park, Ga. Institute; O. T. Gower, lawyer, Cordele, 
Ga.; J. B. Riley is merchandising in Macon; J. H. Price has hung out 
jiis shingle at Tifton, Ga. 


Jim Sterrett Is studying medicine in Richmond, Va. 

Karney Vertner is engaged in business in Baltimore. 

Bird is working with the General Electric Co., Staunton, Va. 

T. A. Bledsoe, B. L. '05, is practicing law in Charleston, W. Va. 

Frank H. Iden has a good position with Uncle Sam in Washington. 

E. K. Vertner is punching cattle on his ranch in southwestern Texas. 

"Kid" Hereford is studying law at the University of West Virginia. 

Jack 1 rest on is engaged in business in Denmark and repoils that he 
is doing well. 

J. F. Charlton is building railroads in Southern Georgia. "Physecks" 
is the candy and has our best wishes. 

E. P. Bledsoe is practicing medicine in Petersburg, Va. We wish 
the "Doc" much success in his new field. 

A. D. Trundle is at his home in Poolsville, Md. We hear that "Irish" 
expects to give another Sigma Nu house party soon. 

«J. R. H. Alexander has gone into partnership with his father. Col. 
J. R. Alexander, a prominent lawyer of Leesburg, Va. 

We were pleased to see the picture of Col. Rudolph Bumgardner in 
the last Delta. We think the Colonel is the best in the League and one 
of whom Lambda is justly proud. 

M. M. Shields is at home near Staunton, Va. Lambda was greatly 
disappointed in "Mikes" failure to return to college this year, but we 
hear that he expects to return next fall. 

We have been informed that "Pat" Ross, after a prolonged stay in 
St. Louis, has succeeded in getting as far as Louisville on his return 
home. We trust that "Pat" will succeed in reaching Lexington some 
time in the near future. 

Major Clarence W. Murphy, whose picture appears above, is the 
City Passenger Agent of the Southern Pacific, located la this city 
at 227 St. Charles St. Major Murphy is a North Carolinian, having, 
however, been connected with the Southern Pacific for about twelve 
years at many points, under various titles. He, however, prefers New 
Orleans to any of his stations, and as his successes have been quite 
rapid here, his many friends hope to have him continue. Major Mur- 
phy enjoys a phenominally large acquaintance, not only locally, but 
all over this country as a hustling railroader and an all-round good 
fellow. He is a Major on the Staff of the Governor of Louisiana, and 


a musical composer of much merit and considerable renoun. His 
compositions vary from "Rag-Time" dance music to "Ave Marias," 
some very catchy and beautiful compositions of each style having been 
written by him — his latest of each being "Lucindy-Cindy" and 
"Heartsease and Pansies/' which have been great successes. Major 
Murphy hopes to handle the Elks to Denver at their next Convention 
via his lines, and we are sure if he does, they will never regret their 
trip. — Southern Buck, B. P. O. E. 

If Bixby Willis does not become a millionaire it won't be because he 
isn't constantly "rubbering." He is General Manager of the North 
American Rubber Culture Co., with headquarters 909, 910, 911 New 
York Life Bldg., Kansas City. Bro. Willis lately made another trip of 
inspection to his Columbian rubber plantation, and reports a splendid 
outlook for his great company down there. 

"Our prospects could not be better. The absolute necessity of plan- 
tation-grown rubber is now demonstrated. It is either grow rubber or 
close many of the world's rubber mills, and at no distant date either. 
You will remember that all our estimates were, and still are, based on 
a selling price of G5 cents a pound and a cost of production of 15 
cents. This cost of production is well established by actual experience 
in producing the very considerable quantities of rubber now being 
shipped from Ceylon and Mexico. But the present selling price of 
our rubber is |1.20 instead of 65 cents. While we prefer to cling to 
our original promise of 50 per cent, dividends, there seems to be no 
doubt that they will in time actually go far above 100 per cent. 

"The universal opinion of those qualified to have an opinion is that 
under such conditions as obtain with us rubber culture will give large 
returns, provided there is sufficient capital and patience to wait for 
the trees to mature. 

"I may add that, as an investor in the company, I returned from this 
trip more satisfied with my investment and confident of its remunera- 
tive outcome than ever before." 


W. H. Rutter, Topeka, Kas., writes G. W. Harrington. 

Harry Adams, '02, is one of the assistant traveling auditors of the 
Santa Fe railroad, with headquarters at Topeka, Kansas. 

Frank A. Marshall, one of the founders of this chapter, is still con- 
nected with the editorial staff of the Kansas City Journal. 

Lieutenant Ward Ellis, '06, of the U. S. Marine Corps sailed April 
15th, for the Philippine Island on his first assignment to duty. 

Harry G. Kyle, '99, president of the Missouri Republican Club, was 
recently elected police judge of Kansas City Mo., on the Republican 

Grant Harrington's occasional items from Hiawatha are appreciated. 
Bro. W. H. Sears says Grant has a gold mine in his new fraiernal life- 
insurance order. So mote it be! 


P. S. Wettach, ass's-attomey-general of Idaho, is now at the home of 
his parents In CofTeyrille, Kansas, recovering from a four-months attack 
of typhoid fever. He does not expect to resume his duties until the 
first of September. 

"Harry G. Kyle, nominated for police judge, is a rising young lawyer. 
He was born in Bates county, Mo., and graduated from William Jewell 
college in 1897, and two years later from the law department of Kansas 
university. His residence is 622 West Fourteenth street.*' — Kansas City 
Journal, Feb. 28, 1906. 

Bro. W. H. Sears, father of Bro. Burton P. Sears, and brother of Bros. 
Walter J. and Clarence H. Sears, visited the editor of the Delta in 
April and together they visited our Ky. State Chapter at Lexington. 
The latter's chapter letter speaks of this visit. Bro. Sears is one of 
nature's finest products, and Walter J. had better look to his laurels 
wherever his elder brother roams. General Sears is undoubtedly one 
of the most companionable of men and will find the latchstring outside 
of every Kentucky door. 

Lawrence, April 18. — Professor Engel, of the German department of 
the university, will leave for Europe at the close of the school term in 
company with Prof. Todd, of Washburn, to spend the summer. Mrs. 
Engel and the children will accompany Mr. Engel as far as their old 
home in Indiana, where they will stay during his absence. In the 
course of his travels Mr. Engel will visit Switzerland, Austria and 
Bohemia In order to study the scenes of Tell and Wallenstein. Mr. 
Engel has been on the faculty of the university since his ^aduation 
here In '92. As a student he was editor of the Courier and of the 
Review for one semester each. In connection with Prof. Camith, he 
has been at work on "De Bllnden," a fresh little story of German life, 
which will be used in the high schools of the State next year. 


Senator Conn Linn, of Murray, is one of the youngest and most 
efficient members of the upper branch of the General Assembly. He 
came to serve the short term by reason of the death of J. W. Gilbert, 
and at once took front rank with the working members and the astute 
lawyers. As chairman of the Committee on Education, he has done 
notable work, and as a member of the Committees on Judiciary, Crim- 
inal Law, Kentucky Statutes, Revenue and Taxation, Rules and In- 
surance his advice has been sought and acted upon. He has made a 
record pleasing to his friends and satisfactory to his constituents, and 
will In all likelihood be a candidate to succeed himself. — Courier 
Journal, Feb. 15. 


A. L. Ware is at Mt. Union, Pa. 


F. W. Williams is teaching in Elkton, Tenn. 

T. G. Gilbert is preaching in Clarksville, Tenn. 

W. H. Farrar is practicing law in Chattanooga. 

W. W. Hughes is practicing law in Jonesboro, Ark. 

Wm. J. Howard is Professor of Latin and Greek at North Alabama 
Conference College, Birmingham, Ala. 

W. B. Long Is practicing law in Memphis. He enjoys the distinction 
of having been elected to the Legislature before he completed his 
law course at Vanderbilt. 

PHI. ^ 

Inspector Fred G. Lyons, was here for Bro. A. K. Read's funeral. 

Ogden Fuqua, lieutenant in the United States Army, was married 
in San Francisco this week. 

C. E. Bird, of Shreveport, one of the charter members of Beta (?), 
was a delegate to the convention. 

A. H. Lafargue and W. D. Phillips were on the campus this week. 
They are on their way home from the Tulane Medical. 

C. A. Ives was elected president of the Louisiana State Public School 
Teachers' Association at the convention recently held at L. S. U. 

W. M. Hall has gone to Mexico as chemist in one of the large sugar 
refineries. He was accompanied by two other Louisiana graduates. 


C. R. Hays makes glad the editor's heart by his activity in the Rocky 
mountain region. 

Alderman Charles M. Foell, of the twenty-first ward, was the guest 
of honor at a banquet last evening at the Victoria hotel given by the 
alumni of the Sigma Nu fraternity, of Chicago, in honor of his recent 
election. More than 150 members of the fraternity were present at 
the dinner. Alderman Foell made a short speech of thanks. One of 
the speakers in closing his talk said: "We hope that your success in 
political life will continue until you are elected mayor of Chicago." — 
[Chicago Chronicle, April 15.] 

Charles Cumings Nye was graduated from Cornell College in 1901, 
where he was, in 1899, initiated Into our fraternity through dear old 
Chi chapter. Being a natural born newspaper man he went into that 
business head over heals. After aiding in the launching of the Ottumwa 
Democrat he became editor of the Osage Press. His ambition carried 
him on and he has successfully held positions on the reportorial stafC 
of the following papers: Des Moines Daily Capital; Iowa State 
Register; Council BlufT's Non-pareil and Souix City Journal, attaining 
the responsible position of city editor on the latter paper. He is now 
city editor of the Register and Leader, of Des Moines, the foremost 

paper in Iowa and the most prominent and widely read paper between 

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Chicago and Denver. "Bill'* Nye is an enthusiastic Sigma Nu, one of 
the pushers of the Des Moines alumni chapter, but he is not only 
interested in Western Sigma Nuism but zealous of the standing of his 
fraternity at large. He is at present working hard for the good stand- 
ing of Chi chapter. I have had great opportunities in tho past few 
years of meeting many Sigs, and I have met some mighty fine, princely 
Sigs, both in Minneapolis, Chicago and Des Moines. I hope to be able 
to meet you surely at our next Grand Chapter this coming winter — it 
is a pleasure to look forward to — it will be my first opportunity to 
attend that happy function. I have heard so much of the splendors of 
a Sigma Nu Grand Chapter. 

Very sincerely and fraternally, 



What has become of dear Dane Dunlop? 

T. E. Stephens, able temperance writer, has left Topeka for Green- 
castle, writes Grant Harrington. 

Beta Beta's representative on Inter-State Oratorial Contest, Bro. 
Paul Smith, an affiliate from Ames, Iowa, won second place. Good for 

Terre Haute, Ind., March 5. — The Rev. Frank Gee, for whom Con- 
gressman Holliday obtained an appointment as chaplain in the army, 
is a son of the Rev. A. A. Gee, a pioneer in the Northwest Indiana 
Conference. The Rev. Frank Gee is pastor of Grace M. E. church at 
present. He graduated from DePauw in 1894, when he became pastor 
of Mattox church, in this city, serving two years, and the next two 
years he was at Maple-avenue church. For seven years he was con- 
ference evangelist, and last September, he was sent to Grace church. 


Kipp, Jones and Collier are located in Chicago. 

Reed and Brittingham are located in Pittsburg, Pa. 

Lambert Is with the Missouri Pacific at Little Rock, Ark. 

Duncan is located at the American Locomotive Works, Dunkirk, N. 

Moorman, Wheeler, Krull, Waldron and Vinnedge are located at 

Knapp is the head of the Timber Testing Department at the Uni- 
versity of Oregon. 

A souvenir postal photo of a dandy bunch of men bears this legend: 
"We will meet you In Lafayette, Ind., June 4-5." 

Hartley who is doing government work at Purdue, has formally an- 
nounced his engagement to Miss Alta Reeves, of Columbus, Ind. 

, ALVitKt PEkSONALS 865 

Ewry and Glover are on their way to Athens, Italy, to compete in 
the Olympic games. We feel very proud of our representation and, as 
the men are stars in their line, we expect them to carry off the honors 
in the coming meet. 


Handsomely engraved invitations read thus: "Beta Eta Chapter of 
Sigma Nu, Friday Evening, April 27, 1906. Nine O'Clock. Chapter 

In all Sigma Nu there is not a chapter that can surpass Beta Eta in 
entertaining power, judging by a grand function attended by the editor 
two years ago. 


The day our school opened last September, a stranger walked in 
and enquired for our principal. I showed him the man and as they 
stood talking, I thought I saw something familiar back under the 
stranger's coat, so, not getting another good look, pulled my coat back 
to show my badge. The conversation was interrupted by, "Are you a 
Sig?" And I found the stranger to be John Kirk (?), Beta Iota, one 
of Bert Wilson's pledges and our Director of Council Department for 
the present school year. We have had many talks on fraternal sub- 
jects and the year has been pleasant for each of us. 

Fraternally yours, 

B. S. University Vermont, '00. 

Chauncey De Vore, of Wheeling, W. Va., has won his appointment to 
West Point and will enter in September. 

R. W. Adair, graduates from Boston Theological Seminary in May, 
and will enter one of the New England Conferences. 

Two fine pledges in Beta Iota are the Lyon brothers. Chal. graduates 
in law at O. N. U., in June, while Walter is in business at New Water- 
ford, Ohio. 

Ralph M. Brown is in the medical profession at Canton, Ohio. He 
continues to make the First M. E. choir the best musical organization 
in the city. 

R. R. McKaig is in West Concord, Minn., where he labors with the 
western heathen. He visits Gamma Tau often and renders a most 
favorable verdict. 

Frank D. Slutz, of Alliance, will receive his M. A. degree from Mt. 
Union College this year. In September he will enter Harvard to pre- 
pare to teach the Greek language. 

R. D. Saigeon has full charge of the Industrial Bureau of the Twenty- 
third street Y. M. C. A., New York City. He has not only made good 
but is making a most enviable reputation for himself. 

Jno. Kirk, Poult&ey, Vt., spent two days witb A« H. Wllsoii in New 


866 t>MtfA OP StOkA Iftf 

York City. Bro. Kirk is teaching and trying to forget the "Buckeye** 
State while learning the ways and manners of the Yankees. 

Thos. D. Prosser is in business at Wheeling, W. Va. Tom is happily 
married and is teaching Sigma Nu lullabies to a promising girl baby. 
He is also interested in organizing the Wheeling alumni chapter. 

Bert Shilts, of Millersburg, Ohio, was married recently to Miss Edna 
Robens, of Cuyahoga Falls, O. The bride is a strong friend of Sigma 
Nu and a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Congratulations! 

G. L. Guichard, one of the most loyal of Beta lota's alumni, has taken 
up citizenship in Alliance. His strong personality and enthusiasm for 
Sigma Nu has instilled much of the rightful spirit into the active 

J. E. Antram, teacher; W. L. Keller, physician; Fred Ormsby, lawyer, 
and J. M. Wilson, insurance, have made a place for themselves in 
Akron, Ohio, and have in no manner forgotten "Auld Lange Syne" in 
Sigma Nu. 

Dear old Hugh Marsh, charter member, is with Broadstreet's in 
Canton, Ohio. So long as Hugh lives there is small need of fear for 
Beta Iota. Every man knows him and each and every brother loves 
this gracious frater. 

Horatio S. Dumbould, one of Beta lota's charter men, has a big law 
practice, and a name that's fair, in the hustling city of Uniontown, Pa. 
He is one of Beta lota's noblemen and his labors of love remain a 
vital force in the chapter of to-day. 

D. Madison Armstrong is an insurance man in Alliance, Ohio. He 
recently insured Beta lota's house for three years and the bill never 
reached Beta Iota either! "Mad," as we called him, is a splendid 
frater and Beta Iota rejoices in his close relationship. 

W. C. Mumaw has charge of telephone work in Burton City, Ohio. 
Clarence was married last June and has remained very quiet ever since. 
The reason is not clear whether family cares or a wave of indignation 
through receiving a "Postal Stork" from one of the brothers. 

Charles R. Riker, who secured A. B. from Mt. Union College in 1904, 
will graduate from Armour Tech. in June. Charles is a whole- 
souled, loyal Sigma Nu, and wears his badge on all occasions. His 
brother, S. Clark Riker, graduates from Mt. Union this year. 

Fred B. Linton, Washington, D. C, has taken refuge in the service 
of Uncle Sam. He is a chemist, and was sent recently to Mobile, Ala., 
and to Chicago, 111., by the government to make tests in connection 
with the pure food law. He is a gentleman by birth and culture and 
bound to succeed. Recently J. Robert Boatman, Linton and Wilson 
held a pleasant Sig. session in the library building in Washington. 

Jim Craven, Pittsburg, Pa., once upon a time lived in Alliance, O. 
His home was a genuine Sigma Nu home. Beta Iota rejoiced when the 
Delta showed this loyal frater leading the Pittsburg Siga into an 
alumni associatioii. Now we are waiting to hear of S. Grant Miller 

putting a shoulder to the wheel. If he does, nothing can stop the 
association, for Craven and Miller were a mighty power in days now 

C. Fred Wilson, who, with his young wife, has been buried in Atlanta, 
Idaho, for the past three years recently traveled 85 miles over land 
to the nearest railway station and, this time with his wife and Fred, 
Jr., will spend the summer at Colorado Springs, Col. Bro. Wilson had 
charge of the Atlanta mines and was given a leave of absence to see 
what the world was really doing. He is a blood brother of A. H. 

Harry K. Bright, who became a member of the East Ohio M. E. 
Conference, last September, has met with marvelous success in his 
pastorate at New Waterford. A fine parsonage has been built and 
almost one hundred persons received into church membership. Bro. 
Bright is a graduate of Drew Theological Seminary. Last August he 
married Miss Mabel Dewey, of Massillon, the beautiful daughter of 
Dr. and Mrs. H. W. Dewey. 

There may be handsomer fellows in Sigma Nu than W. E. Myers, 
of Cleveland — even here we asked to be shown the goods — but a more 
devoted brother is something foreign to the minds of Beta Iota men. 
As Treasurer of the house fund Bro. Myers has done heroic work and 
his name will be cherished so long as one worthy Beta Iota man re- 
mains to recount his deeds of sacrifice and love. Bro. Myers was the 
first president of the Cleveland alumni chapter. As a young barrister 
he is making good. May we find more of his kind. 



'I left on February Cth for a little business trip Ic sting until Friday, 
getting back just in time for Denver banquet. On the way I arranged 
to see some of my old Sig friends, beginning with Mickey, In Lincoln, 
Nebraska; Bannister, Gillispie; Eberhardt, Nye, Smith and McCabe, in 
Des Moines; Beta Mu in Iowa City; Sanford and wife, in Cedar Rapids. 
Skewis took me out to the chapter house in Minneapolis, but at an 
unfortunate hour in the morning when the fellows were all away and 
my time being so limited I could not wait for their return. We have 
some good men in Des Moines, Iowa, and a splendid chapter at Iowa 
City; also two chapters in Colorado as good as can be found anywhere, 
and all in five short years — another five and I predict they will be 
models! C. H. HAYS, Inspector.' 



F. F. Ratcliff, mercantile business, at Vinita, I. T. 
W. R. Gameti, '02, is in a bank at El Paso, Texas. 
Walter Petty, '98, is now located at Hoislngton, Kan. 
Chas. R. Rendlen, '99, is City Attorney of Hannibal, Mo. 
J. C. SlcillmaD, In mercantile buslneM, Settle Station, Mo, 

858 DELTA w ,. 

Chas. Hoefer, Jr., is in his father's bank at Higglnsville, Mo. 

C. S. Marsh, secretary of the Frederick Mo. Trust Company. 

S. J. Thonv)son is assistant cashier of a bank at T^ Belle, Mo. 

S. D. Coleman, '02, is in the grocery business at Brinkley, Arkansas. 

Sidney Anderson is in the merchantile business at Hamilton. Missouri. 

C. J. Doherty, '02, is on the staff of the Sidney Times, Sidney, Aus- 

J. Q. Cope, is a practicing physician at Lexington, Mo. He was 
married last fall. 

H. G. Gamett, '04, is junior partner of the real estate firm of Lawson 
& Gamett, Nowata, I. T. 

Ross McKinney, '04, is a traveling salesman for Battrall-Whittinghill 
Shoe Company, St. Joseph, Mo. 

T. B. Tumbaugh, '96, is in the jewelry business at Bloorafleld, Mo. 
He was also recently in Liberty. 

N. W. Stonum, '05, is traveling for a Chicago publishing house. He 
recently visited the old chapter house. 

D. E. Killam, '05, is studying law at the University of Missouri, 
where he has affiliated with Rho chapter. 

James R. Creel, '97, was one of the speakers of the William Jewell 
Men's Banquet at the Hotel Baltimore, Kansas City, Feb. 2. 

Ralph Major, '02, who lately returned from two years of student 
life in Germany, is now pursuing the study of medicine in Chicago 

A. B. Chamier, '97, is court reporter for the Ninth Judicial District 
of Missouri, with headquarters at Moberly, Mo. He is also building up 
a law practice. 

Rev. W. F. Ripley is Cor. Sec. and Gen Missionary of the Colorado 
Baptist State Convention — the youngest corresponding secretary in the 
world. Address box 176, Pueblo, Col. 

The following Sigs attended the Alumni Dutch Supper at the chapter 
house in Liberty on the night of February 3d: Walter F. Dean, Furni- 
ture Merchant, Pueblo, Colo. ; Wayne Barley, Prof, of English in Harden 
College, Mexico, Mo.; Clyde Fristoe, Mining Engineer, Joplin, Mo.; W. 
R. Holland, Lumber Merchant, Frazier, Mo.; Eli Holland, Lawyer, St 
Joseph, Mo.; C. B. Moore, with the Mo. Pac, St. Louis, Mo.; Roscoc 
Collins, Lumber Business, Kansas City, Mo.; M. A. Burch, with Jones 
Payne Hat Co., St. Joseph, Mo.; L. B. Ely. with K. C. Gas Co., Kansa 
City, Mo.; Ralph Major, Liberty, Mo.; O. L. Leefers, Gamma Sigm} 
Civil Engineer. 



Sigma Nu Lodge, University of Chicago, May 15, 1906. 

As we draw to the close of another college year we begin to wonder 
whose names will be missed from the chapter roll next fall. Gamma 
Rho is fortunate in that she will lose only one man by graduation, 
but what a loss, for it is none other than Walter G. Baker, Delta Theta 
and Gamma Rho. Finding no chapter of Sigma Nu to fill the place of 
Delta Theta v/hen he entered the Law School of the University of 
Chicago, Brother Eaker set about to organize the other Sigs then in 
the U. into a working force. Together with the Chicago Alumni Asso- 
ciation, they then began to sacrifice their time, money and trouble to 
spike the men who later became charter members of Gamma Rho. 
Brother Baker, who was rightfully first on the chapter roll, has ever 
since been first to sacrifice himself for the welfare of the Fraternity. 

Soon after the opening of the year of 1906 our whole University 
was called upon to mourn the loss of its president, William Rainey 
Harper. Though himself not a Fraternity man. President Harper 
recognized the benefits to be derived from Fraternity life, and always 
heartily sanctioned all of its activities. 

At our second annual initiation, January 12th, we led eight men into 
the realm of knighthood. After the usual preliminaries the neo- 
phytes were brought to the alter for the ritual in the following 
order: Robert E. Terhune, of Petersburg, 111.; Franklin S. Garver. 
Rockford, 111.; Walter S. Morrison, Ennis, Texas; George D. Swan, Wis., 
'05, Clinton, Wis.; Warren R. Rainey, Salem, 111.; Fred W. Gaarde, 
Minden, Neb.; Marcellus N. Goodnow, Chicago, 111.; Roy E. Webster, 
Atlanta, III. 

At the close of the ceremony we went to the Victoria Hotel, where 
the Alumni Association assembled for its regular monthly dinner. 
Joined us in our annual banquet. Bro. Baker, as toastmaster, called 
on the following brothers for responses: Fred H. Kay, Gamma Rho; 
G. H Rech, Gamma Beta; T. Hood Little, Zeta; Homer B. Annis, 
Gamma Rho., '05. 

Inlpromptus were responded to by Bros. Stockdale, Collier, Charles 
Foell, Geo. M. Cook, S. F. Peguese and Stanbury. (Since the initiation 
we have pledged Fred C. Caldwell, of Morton Park, 111., a 1909 man, 
who was hard to spike on account of anti-fraternity prejudices, but 
who now bids fair to become one of our best freshmen.) 

Though all social activities at the University were suspended dur- 
ing the winter quarter because of President Harper's death, eight 
of the brothers had the pleasure of attending Gamma Beta's annual 
dance at the Country Club. January 20th. 

Bros. Treacy (Capt.), Gaarde, Webster, Pendergrass, Wilkins and 
Terhune, our bowling team, were champions this winter in the inter- 
fraternity bowling league. In recognition of the honor the league 
presented us with a beautiful maroon and gold banner, shown on 
another page of this issue; and the Reynolds Club gave each one of 
the team a pair of bowling shoes. Bro. Gaarde received a bowling 
ball for obtaining the highest average for the tournament. Both Bros. 
Gaarde and Webster made the all-University team, which bowled the 
Hoffmans, a professional team from the city In a match at the 
Renold'8 Club smoker, February 16th. Owing to the recent agitation 

regarding tbe managemeiit o{ tbe axmual, "Tbe Cap and aowD«" tto 

860 ALVmt PSttSOtfAlS 

board had been organized by the student council, and Bro. Wrather 
has been appointed chairman of the Committee on Publication. Bro. 
Gaarde has made good as Varsity catcher in this his first year; thus 
he has an excellent opportunity throughout the rest of his college 

Bros. Gaarde and Webster, both '09, are pledged to Skull and 
Crescent, an honorary social sophomore society. Since last year 
Sigma Nu was represented by only one man, Bro. Wilkins; It is 
considered as a distinct recognition to our freshmen to have two men 
pledged for next year. 

In February we enjoyed a visit from Dr. Barrow, of New Orleans. 
Although Bro. Barrow stayed in the city but a few days, he showed 
his true Southern loyalty to Sigma Nu by visiting the chapter house 
on several occasions. 

Bro. Emrick, another of our charter members, graduated in Decem- 
ber, and is now engaged in business in the city. Bro. Louis Wilkins 
left school at the end of the winter quarter to accept a responsible 
position with the National Biscuit Co. 

April 15th we celebrated the second anniversary of the installation 
of Gamma Rho by the annual dinner to our Alumni. Although many 
of them have scattered to the "four quarters" of the globe, those in 
the city and at Rush Medical, came over to make merry with us. 
"Dad" Cook, who was unable to attend, sent a letter of congratula- 
tions and counsel. Bro. Kay, our commander and toastmaster, called 
on each one present for an expression of his ideals of Fraternity life, 
and it provoked a spirit of good fellowship which shall make the night 
one to be long remembered by every one present. 

Bro. H. C. Cobb, who is engaged in business in the city, is living 
in the house with us. 

Bro. Dudley W. Day was married to Miss Harriett Dowe, of Mil- 
waukee, Wis., March 28th, 1906. 

Our chapter roll stands: 

Walter G. Baker, ' Perry S. Patterson, 

Fred H. Kay, Robert E. Terhune, 

Wm. E. Wrather, Walter S. Morrison, 

H. E. Wheeler, George D. Swan, 

C. G. Yoran, Fred W. Gaarde. 

Homer F. Moore, Warren R. Rainey, 

Ivor G. Clark, Marcellus N. Goodnow, 

Frank S. Bevan, Roy E. Webster. 

/ ; ' F. S. BEVAN. 


Chas. F. Clark, '97, is at 104 Utica St., Ithaca, N. Y. 

Harry Barker, '04, is with the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, 
Ely, Nevada. 

Bro. C. F. Griswold, '01, is teaching in New York City. HIb address 
is 500 West 12l8t St. 

Bro. R. B. Holmes, ex-'06, has taken a position with the General 
Kloctrlc Compftoy at Schenectady, Kew York. 


Bro. Charles A. Smith, '05, is with the C. D. & P. Telegraph Company. 
His address is 747 Franklin Ave., Wilkinsburg, Pa. 

Bro. W. C. Sawyer, '00, of the United States Geological Survey, who 
has previously been located in Oregon and Washington, D. C . has been 
ordered to field duty in California, with headquarters at Los Angeles. 

The marriage engagement is announced of Miss Maud E. Stacey, of 
Syracuse, New York, to Bro. G. E. Lamb, '02, of Washington, D. C. 
The engagement of Miss Betty Chamberlain, of Newburyport, Vermont, 
to Bro. R. F. Darling, '04, has been announced. Also that of Miss 
EHizabeth B. Read, of Essex Junction, Vermont, to Bro. E. V. Perkins, 
'05. Miss Read is a sister of Bro. H. S. Read. We also hear rumors 
that Bro. Holman, '03, is engaged to a BufTalo lady. Who next? 


Jack Regan is in Indianapolis with Atlas Engine Co. 

Claud Cox is still with the Standard Wheel Works, in Indianapolis. 

Barbazette is at home in Terre Haute,-enJoying a much needed rest. 

Bro. Riggs is still with Penn. R. R., in capacity of Asst. Supt. of 
Motive Power. 

R. C. Gray, '05, has accepted a position with the General Electric Co., 
of Schenectady, N. Y. 

F. W. Gee, Beta Beta, a resident of this city, whom we see quite 
often, has recently received an appointment as chaplain in the regular 

Trowbridge, '05, a draughtsman, is with the Western Electric Co., 
Chicago. His engagement to Miss Josephine Hutman, of Terre Haute, 
has been announced — wedding to take place June 5th. 


(Associated Press Dispatch.) 

San Francisco, April 22 — Major Frank V. Keeslihg, first battery coast 
artillery National Guard, in charge of Golden Gate Park, has made the 
following report to Gen. Funston: 

"I beg to advise you that not a case of serious sickness exists in this 
park. All rumors to the contrary are false and malicious. I will 
promptly advise you if there is any change or if anything of a serious 
nature occurs." 

Chicago, April 22. 

Dear Woods — YcAi will recognize that the foregoing is our own be- 
loved Vice-Regent, and I am sending it thinking you might be interested 
in knowing that Keesling is not only safe, but prominent in the work 
of relief among these thousands of unfortunates. — Cook. 

"Santa Rosa, California, May 8, 1906. 
••C. E. Woods, Richmond, Ky.: 
"Dear Sir and Brother — Your letters concerning the relief fund for 


the California chapters have arrived, and I wish to express my apprecia- 
tion of the good work you have done in this line, as I am sure the entire 
chapter would, had it not disbanded for summer vacation, prematurely, 
because of our great disaster. 

As I have written you, the actual damage done our college buildings 
was practically nothing; though our affiliated colleges in San Francisco 
were in part destroyed, and the university is also a loser by the de- 
struction of buildings owned in that city, which yielded an income. 
Our chapter house lost a chimney but otherwise is none the worse. I 
have shown your letter to the brothers of the chapter, that I could 
reach, and all have agreed that the relief scheme is one of the finest 
things they have ever heard of, and that it was awfully good of you to 
undertake such a thing, but all agree that it would not be right for us 
to accept anything from this fund under the circumstances. Though 
some of the individual brothers were hard hit through losses in San 
Francisco, the chapter can not complain, and the house being rented, the 
slight loss will undoubtedly be made good by the owners. I think it can 
therefore safely be stated that we waive our rights to part of this fund 
in favor of the Stanford chapter. (Noble! — Edr.) 


"Reporter Beta Psi, Sigma Nu." 


"523 15th St., Sacramento, Cal., May 4, 1906. 

'Dear Brother Woods — Your circular of April 27th has just reached 
my hands; also the telegram of April 30th to Dr. Jordan, president of 
Stanford University. Beta Chi has disbanded for the semester, owing 
to the discontinuance of college. But on behalf of the brothers of the 
chapter I wish to make some attempt at expressing our deep apprecia- 
tion of your prompt and exemplary fraternal action. Nothing could 
be better illustrative of the ennobling qualities of our Order, or of their 
heartfelt sympathy. 

Your gracious and brotherly act, and the receipt of numerous letters 
from Slgs throughout the country, all of a generous and noble nature, 
will long remain dear to the hearts of Sigma Nus here and elsewhere as 
examples of the character of our Order. Let me extend to you Beta 
Chi's unbounded thanks. 

Bro. J. H. Hampson has written to you, I believe, stating that we 
should hardly be justified in accepting aid from the individual chapters. 
In seconding Bro. Hampson's statement, let me give you a clear idea of 
our losses. The first floor, interior, of our house was. I may say, com- 
pletely wrecked. All the plaster was ripped from the walls, two doors 
smashed In by falling bricks, many pictures and other ornaments 
broken, the great fireplace shattered, and the parlor, smoking room and 
dining room furniture badly scarred and battered. The upper story 
escaped with comparatively slight damage. Three chimneys fell with 
the shock, one of them crushing through the roof and fioor of our side 
porch, completely demolishing It. Our kitchen was badly wrecked, 
but here the only serious damage was to our set-range, which will have 
to be replaced. Of all this we shall have to stand the expense of re- 
newing the damaged and broken furniture, fireplace, range, carpets 
and ornaments. The cost will be, I should say between tWQ hmidred 
and two hundred and fifty dollars. 


The university owns our house, we leasing it from them for terms 
of a year. It has been their custom to demand that we stand half the 
expense of all repairs, but in the present instance I am inclined to 
think that they will overlook that provision of the lease, though I have 
not as yet been able to get any favorable statement from the authorities. 
But in any case I am sure that we could not accept more than the two 
hundred dollars, and it would be with reluctance that we would accept 
that much. We had been making plans to lift ourselves from the 
difficulty, not expecting such kind and generous action on the part of 
the general fraternity. 
"Let me again express to you Beta Chl's gratitude. 

"Most fraternally yours, 

I "Repr. and House Manager, Beta Chi Chapter." 

"Richmond, Ky., May 16, '06. 
"Jos. H. Hampson, Treas., and Percy F. Valentine, Repr., 
"523, 15th St., Sacramento, Cal.: 

"Dear Brothers — Yours May 4th to hand. I admire the spirit which 
prompts you fellows to limit the amount of aid from the rest of the 
fraternity to a sum not exceeding $250, to be applied to re-furnishing 
your wrecked house. To date I have $325 altogether subscribed, and 
I want to overrule the wishes of your chapter so that it may receive 
every cent of this money, and the same is subject to its orders at 
any moment. A letter from Beta Psi to-day nobly waives all claim 
upon the contributions in favor of her stricken sister, Beta Chi. Now. 
my brothers, simply make your calculations upon the basis of having 
at least $325 at your disposal for replacing your wrecked household 
furnishings. 1 undertook this work hardly expecting so much grateful 
convmendation and endorsement as has resulted from various quarters. 
Therefore, please maintain a receptive attitude and allow your brethren 
throughout the country to give practical expression to the true frater- 
nity idea by pouring into your laps evidences of their devotion to 
Sigma Nu, and particularly in such a dark hour as this. It would be 
energizing and soul-inspiring to know a year hence that this piece of 
furniture or that was purchased with the free will offering of your un- 
known brethren throughout the States. 

"Just call on me for all contributions whenever you get ready for 

'Yours fraternally, 

'C. E. WOODS, Grand Recr." 

"luuiB lie 

"Stanford University, May 8, 1906. 

"Dear Brother Woods — ^Your telegram to the president of Stanford 
University was handed me by his Secretary, and although the rest of 
the chapter have left for their homes, I take the liberty of thanking you 
in their behalf for the proffered aid, and of praising the loyal fraternal- 
ism which prompted it. Next August, when we set about making the 
house inhabitable, the sum which you so promptly proffered will, I am 
sure, be of incalculable assistance. 

"This morning your circular letter to treasurers reached me, and I 
would say that in the horror of the moment it is probable that the 
seriousness of the disaster was slightly overestimated by Bro. James 


Gibson (my roommate). When the chimney fell and tore away part 
of our room, things certainly looked pretty bad, but now a more hope- 
ful attitude prevails. 

Therefore, I would say unofficially, that owing to the fact that we 
are not in as perilous a state as was at first supposed, our chapter 
will be in a position to get along without the aid of the individual 
chapters which you have in such excellent spirit sumnooned to our re- 
lief, i. may take $200, certainly not less, and it may take $1,000 to put 
us to rights again; but until such time as we can get straightened 
out and hold a meeting, we can not say. I have written to you not as 
a representative of the chapter, but personally, that you may be more 
familiar with the facts of the case. 

"Thanking you again for your kindness in this matter, I am, 


"Treasurer of Beta Chi." 


"Santa Rosa, California, May 7th, 1906. 
"Mr. C. E. Woods, Richmond, Ky.: 

"Dear Brother — I received your appeal to aid the stricken brethren 
on the Pacific Coast a few days ago and as Treasurer of Beta Psi 
chapter, which this is to aid, must say, that the brothers out here all 
wish to thank yourself and the general fraternity for the work that 
you are now undertaking. We were rather fortunate at Berkley as 
none of our buildings were destroyed and our house was only slightly 
damaged. As we are renting we have nothing to pay in fixing It up. Our 
furniture is also unharmed so I feel that we do not need this aid, 
although I believe that our Stanford chapter has suffered considerably 
and believe it would be a good plan to help them. Stanford, from all 
accounts, is a total wreck. The Sig house was damaged considerably, 
but as they are only renting the loss will not be on them, except for 
re-furnishing. This has certainly been an awful calamity, and think 
the worst is yet to come. We will lose two of our fellows through 
its next term, and many a student will never return to college! 

"Words can not express how much we all appreciate out here, what 
the general fraternity, through your efforts have volunteered to do. It 
certainly shows that there is a strong brotherly tie uniting us and that 
the 'helping hand is always extended to a brother in distress.* 

"Our chapter is in good condition now and we have already six pledged 
men for next term. Will close now thanking you once more for Beta 
Psi, although we will not need the aid. 



Attorney E. Myron Wolf, who has faithfully served the State as In- 
surance Commissioner, was yesterday named by Governor Pardee to 
succeed himself. The reappointment gives Wolf four more years in 
office at a salary of $3,000 a year. He has been a painstaking oflicial 
and the appointment is considered as a recognition of his efforts in be- 
half of the State.— San Francisco "CALL." 


Madbon. WU.. Od. I.— [Speci*!.]— The Sigmi^Nu iratemily ii Ac uth Gnk letter 
•ock^ at (he Univeriity of Wuconiin to own ill ho 
bj Samuel P'tpa. at 42S Murray itTeet. i 
made of it ■ veiy neat and beautiful Iraternity home. 

By remodeling the hatement to make room for liie kitchen, Hole-room and laundiy, accommO' 
daliou are eaiily fuiruKed lot eighteen men. The dining room has been eolaiged and done ooa n 
antique oak with iumiihingi in miuion uyle. Two cozy parlon, a large half and libraiy lake up 
the front part of the linl floor all ol which are to connected that they nay be thrown togelhei lo 
form a commodioui dsncinB hall. 

The Kcond and ^ird Aoon, are coitveniently arranged for Ktudy and ilec^ing room*, with 
electric call belli, bathroom on each Hoor arid both electric and gag hzturei diro^|hout. It it oijy 
hall a block from the library, which raako) it one al the IDOM deiitable locatioiu (or a fialetmtjr 
houie b the city. 





E. Ray Bechtel, *02, is teaching in Butte, Mont. High School and 
coaching track team. 929 S. Arizona St. He is anxious to see Sig 
brothers and will soon visit Montana U. chapter. 


To Bro. L. P. Streeter, '00, the Delta owes thanks for prompt news 
of the California earthquake's effects upon Beta Chi chapter house. The 
circular reprinted in this issue contains a clipping sent by Bro. Streeter, 
who is air-brake inspector, So. Pacific Ry., Los Angeles, Cal. 


D. W. Phillips, '05, is teaching in the Scranton High School where he 
is very popular, as usual. 

Wallace Keely, '05, is plugging away hard at the law books in the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

John H. Cooper, '05, has been working in the Civil Engineering De- 
partment of the Pennsylvania R. R. since early last fall, but we know 
that he is to leave railroad work to go into the employ of a large cement 
company near Allentown, Pa. We will then see more of Johnnie. 

T. P. Eynon and Albert Brown both located at the Westinghouse Elec- 
tric Plant at Pittsburg last summer after graduating as electrical engi- 
neers. Both, however, have lately settled in more comfortable berths 
Eynon is at Scranton in connection with the electrical department of the 
Lackawanna R. R.; Brown is with the General Electric Co., at 


H. G. Washburn is in Vale, Oregon, in the employ of the Oregon 
Short Line as surveyor and draftsmbn. 

H. P. Nagel is assistant engineer and Frank Estes is chief engineer 
on the famous Camp Bird mine, at Ouray, Colo. 

Ben Wells is in Butte, Montana with the Anaconda Copper Co. W. E. 
Ryan is engineering for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co., at Swallows, 


The oil industry at Monticello, Ky., still claims Joe Lancaster and 
T. C. Geary. 

Nat Downing still holds his position as manager of the Penn Lum- 
ber Co., at Georgetown, Ky. 

"Jim" Crume is developing into a good man at writing insurance, but 
the insurance investigators haven't found him as yet. 


The wild and wooly West has claimed her own — ^Victor D'Anna left 
shortly before Christmas to return, we know not where! 

"Chug" Wilson, who was with Curtis & Reid, is back in Lexington to 
spend a few months before beginning a course in medicine. 


'Spege" Spencer left on the 1st of February to take a place as 
resident engineer with the McKinley Syndicate, Champaign, 111. 

Allen Sebolt, an initiate of this year, is in business with his father, 
Capt. Max Sebolt, who runs a packet line between Pittsburg and New 

Rodes Viley and "Guy" Lily wintered in Lexington, but with the re- 
turn of spring have resumed work as veterans of the U. S. Geological 

Joe Woods is a "man about town," at Lawrenceburg, Ky., while 
the literary talents of this family has led C. E. Woods, Jr., Into the 
livery business. 

Elliott L. Haynes, who will be remembered as a last year's foot ball 
star at State, will enter Michigan this fall, incidentally to take a 
course in athletics under that competent instructor, "Hurry-up" Yost. 
"Eile" is a bear at the game, and should make some fellow hustle for 
his place. 

Ellis Johnson, who has been in the employ of the L & N. Railroad 
for the past year, paid us a visit for a few days during M!arch, 
before taking up a new line of business as traveling man with a 
large hardware firm of Louisville, Ky. 

The dream of George Wellington Pickels to wed ,ie charming 'Miss 
Robinson, of Winchester, Ky., will soon be realized. This happy 
event will take place on May 16, after which he will, no doubt, re- 
sume his duties as resident engineer with the C. & A. Railroad at 
Springfield, 111. (See Married.) 

The McKee boys are achieving great success, but along different 
lines. "Shike" has become one of the most valued men of the Lake 
Shore and Michigan Southern System, while "Reidny," who has been 
lately dubbed, by his most intimate friends, "Reggy, my boy," has 
entered the political sphere at his home town, Mt. Sterling, Ky. He 
is already high up in authority with the machine, and expects to be 
boss of the next campaign. 


"Our Denver banquet came off as scheduled, forty-three (I think), 
being present. Everything was fine and dandy and I believe all had 
a good time. I was especially gratified that more of the old men were 
present than at either of the other banquets and that they are beginning: 
to 'smoke up.' I told Paul Spencer about what you said in regard to 
.getting in a prompt report and he promised to send it off to-day. He 
is a mighty good fellow and energetic; as the fellows over lu Iowa told 
me, he is a 'pretty decent minister* — fine. The Denver Alumni Aa- 


sociation met on the 7th, elected new officers and took a brace. Do 
not misunderstand me that I have any fears of her death; she was only 
tired for a little while. C. R. HAYS, Inspector." 

D. C. Washburn, Racine, Wisconsin. 
R. C. Nye, Merchant, Ogden, Utah. 


W. S. Carleton, deceased, July 24, 1905. 

A. Storm, Merchant, Plainfield, Wisconsin. 

P. O. Elks, Merchant, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. 

S. Lindsay, Pharmacist, Baraboo, Wisconsin. 

A. G. Hinn, Merchant, Fennimore, Wisconsin. 

J. A. Froelich, Student, Milwaukee, Wis., Medical College. 

N. M. Schantz, Real Estate Broker, Muskogee, Indian Territory. 

I. O. Hubbard, married; Principal Grand Rapids, Mich., High School. 

R. G. Plumb, married July, 1904; divorced May, 1905; Phi Beta, B. 

O. B. Dahle, married, one child; Merchant, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. 

S. E. Washburn, Topographer and Real Estate Broker, Venice, 

A. J. Hughes, Law School, Georgetown University, Washington, 
D. C. 

J. H. Warner, Mining Engineer and Geologist, Haleybury, Ontario, 

R. S. Owen, Instructor in Surveying and Geodosy, University of 

G. W. Barney, Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 

O. E. Smith, Prospector for Great Western Sugar Company, Fort 
Morgan, Colorado. 

L. L. Colen^an, affiliated from Chi Chapter 1904, Civil Engineer, 
Wolton, Wyoming. 

W. H. Stephens, Engineering Salesman and Designer of Automatic 
Tools, Chicago, Illinois. 

. D, O. Hibbard, Professor of English, Colleges of tlie Mikado, Ta- 
kamatsu, Sanuki, Japan. 

R. M Trump, Lawyer with the Rosencrantz office, 13th floor, Wells 

buildin€P» Milwaukee, Wis, 
t - . - - ... 


F. H. Murphy, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Highland Park 
College, Des Moines, Iowa. 

A. F. Krippner, Instructor in Electrical Engineering, Washington 
University, St. Louis, Missouri. 

C. A. Umer, Associate Editor of "The New York Produce Review," 
173 Chambers St., New York City. 

C. D. Willison, Electrical Engineer, Chicago Telephone Co., 207 
South Leavitt St., Chicago, Illinois. 

C. E. Heston, Assistant Electrical Engineer, U. S. Signal Corps, 
Fort Wads worth, Rose Bank, N. Y. 

J. H. Rodgers, affiliated from Gamma Beta Chapter 1904; Prospec- 
tor and Geologist for Rodger's Mining Company, British Columbia. 

H. P. Holman, affiliated from Beta Eta Chapter 1903, Assistant 
Chemist for "The St. Louis Refining and Smelting Co.," CoUinsville, 

H. D. Buchanan, Gamma Lambda's delegate to the Indianapolis 
Convention, Lawyer in firm of Buchanan & Phillips, 523 Alaska 
building, Seattle, Washington. 

C. M. Rood, Gamma Lambda's Delegate to New Orleans Grand 
Chapter; General Secretary Young Men's Christian Association at 
the University of Washington, Seattle. 

R. B. Holt, Founder of Gamma Lambda, affiliated from Sigma 
Chapter 1902; elected to Phi Beta Kappa; Instructor in Shattuck 
Military Acadamy, Fairbault, Minnesota. 

W. O. Hotchkiss, elected to Tau Beta Pi, Honorary Engineering 
Fraternity; married to Edith Balsley September. 1904; appointed 
Instructor in Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Wisconsin, 
1904, Madison, Wisconsin. 


All chapters should obtain, if the supply is adequate, a copy of the 
"Sigma News," a sixteen-page booklet published by Gamma Nu of 
Sigma Nu at Ann Arbor. It is a darling! Illustrated, spicy, origi- 
nal, it is a good index to the splendid chapter that holds aloft our 
banner there. The editor has too much use for his copy to part with 


R. S. Cotton, '04, is now residing at 2314 Woodstock Ave., Swissvale, 

Jones A. Stewart, '05, is in the employ of Heyl and Patterson, well- 
known engineering contractors of Pittsburg. Stewart is at 216 Henry 
Ave., Sewickley, Pa. 

S. W. Douglas, '04, and C. F. Amos, '05, are among the petitioners 

for an alumni chapter at Wheeling, W. Va. Douglas is the secretary 
of the temporary organization. 

W. Espey Albig, *04, paid a visit to the chapter in March. While in 
Morgantown he took an advanced degree in Masonry; Albig is a mem- 
ber of the local lodge of Masons. 

We are glad to see Stewart and Cotton members of the Pittsburg 
alumni chapter, which has just been chartered. Cotton was active in 
securing the charter and Stewart is secretary of the chapter. Here's 
the right hand for them and their Pittsburg brothers. 

"Thomas, W. Va., Februray 1, 1906. 
"Enclosed find my personal check for one dollar ($1.00), for which 
please send me the Delta for one year. The last issue I received was 
that of October 15th, and please enter my subscription from that date 
and kindly send me the back number or numbers up to the present 
time, as I want to have the list complete from the time I joined Gamma 
Pi in 1904; the Delta is one of the necessities that can not be dis- 
pensed with. The law had proved a very kind mistress for me, and 
I have had my share of prosperity, but I am never too busy to do 
anything I can for the boys, and always feel a keen interest in the 
success of Gamma Pi and the Fraternity at large. I have this day 
entered upon the duties of city recorder, and that with the law and 
married life keep me fairly busy. Fraternally, 




'Poult ney. Vermont, Feb. 26, '06. 
'Dear Brother Woods — I have been reading the Sears' articles again 
and am impressed with their worth and with the worth of Sigma Nu 
more than ever. In fact my loyalty and pride has increased in these 
years since I left college and have come up against men from other 
schools and fraternities. We have, as you know, a group of young 
men petitioning from Syracuse University. I have had the pleasure of 
considerable correspondence with them and believe them the right 
sort. It occurred to me that the first three articles by Sears in "Letters 
to my College Fraternity," would be of interest and more eagerly read 
now, as a glimpse into the unknown. They would certainly be a good 
foundation for the ideals we want them to carry if they get the charter, 
and if for any cause it faii« the articles would do them good anyway. 

"J. H. AIKEN, Beta Sigma, '00." 


Ray Wolford has gone to San Francisco as an associate press corre- 

Chapter letter should go in to-day — Fred. H. Richardson. E. Com. 
Gamma Chi. 

Garfield McGinn is located in Bellingham, where he is in the County 
AuiUtor'B once. 

870 DELTA OP StGiiA Nlf; 

John Mct)aniels, Beta Chi, is located in Ellensburg, Wash., as at- 
torney for the N. P. R. K. 

A. D. Remington has located in Seattle and has opened his office for 
the practice of dentistry. 

O. L. Chestnut (?) Gamma Chi, also joined the Benedicts and took 
Miss Rice, of Seattle, for his better half. 

E. B. Steven, Gamma Chi, has entered the practice of law "on his own 
hook/' and is at 306 Mutual Life Building. 

Ernest Geary, of Beta Psi, is in Seattle for a few days. He lost 
practically everything in the San Francisco disaster. 

Rood, Gamma Lambda, who is Y. M. C. A. Secretary here, has 
arranged to be with us in the same capacity next year. 

The "Washington Magazine" above referred to, is a marvel of beauty 
and of great in^portance as a reliable guide to homeseekers in the Great 
Northwest. Profusely illustrated, 125 pages per issue, ten cents per 
copy. Send for sample. 

Last Sunday we enjoyed a visit from Bro. Francis Parks, of Beta 
Eta and Gamma Rho. Bro. Parks entertained with his very fine voice 
and we hope to see him often, as he has located in Seattle "for twenty 
years," he says: 

G. H. Trout, Gamma Chi, was recently married to Miss Agnes Rail, 
of Pocatello. We enjoyed a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Trout while on 
their wedding tour. Trout is bridge engineer for the Oregon short 
line at Pocatello, Idaho. 

While I am writing I might mention a few points of Interest: On 
the 19th of May, Gamma Chi chapter and the Seattle Alumni chapter 
will hold a joint banquet, to which all Sigs are invited, to commemorate 
the 10th anniversary of the founding of Gamma Chi. 

Inspector H. C. Coffman is located at Chehalis, Wis., having re- 
signed as Librarian of the University of Washington. His departure 
must mean a serious loss to Seattle Sigma Nus, though we trust it 
does not lessen his interest in and valuable work for Sigma Nu at 

Under separate cover I am sending you a copy of the "Washington 
Magazine," Vol. 1, No. 3. This magazine is of particular interest to 
us as it is edited by Bro. Prof. E. S. Meany, Gamma Chi, and Bro. E. 
N. Parmelee, Gamma Chi and Gamma Beta, and is managed by Bro. 
Oscar Main, Gamma Chi. ^ro. Meany says that the magazine is 
meeting with a greater success than was anticipated. 


,."■>■■ .... . ... . ^ 

Eugene M. Holroyd, recent graduate of the Philadelphia College of 
Pharmacy, is at 2300 S. 9th St. 


Karl Miller Keplinger is dead! In his stay among us he was better, 
and affectionately, known merely as "Kep" — and so will lie for all time 
continue to be remembered for: 

Bro. KepliDger was born December 1, 1S8G. in Alliance, Obio. and wae 
the son of Lyman D. and Austic Miller Keplinger. He gradiiHtcd, an 
honor student, from the Alliance High School in June, 190!!. Entered 
ML Union College September 1904. Came to his deaih. through ac- 
cident. January 27, 190G. Over across the bar ot death he has Joined 
for eternity hiB father who passed on over there years ago. 

But it Is to the eacred memory of the man and brother this short 
sketch is dedicated. How clearly we can see bim, tall and magnetic, 
striding across the campus, cheering his fellow students in the athletic 
fleld or sauntering into chapel session. The wr.ter never has known, 
in all the years ot his association with Ml. Union students, a man oF 
greater popularity with all classes and ranks in college life. His 
polish of manner, fineness of consideration, wLolesome integrity won all 

Sigma Nu was congratulated openly when the college wond saw the 
"Cross of Honor" denoting his fealty to our brotherhood. He was 
elected reporter for the Delta but was destined to serve a brief time. 
Sickness compelled him to withdraw from college and to spend almost 
six months at Battle Creek, Mich. He gained vigor but his condition 
demanded out-door work, and while serving with a Telephone Company 
was crushed to death by a foiling pole. Not Sigma Nu only but the 
entire city was stunned when the news was spread that Karl Keplinger 
the generous, genial favorite was no more. On the 30th day of January, 
1906, he was laid to rest. The funeral services were held from the 
home in charge of Dr. C. N. Church, of the First M, E. Church and 
Dr. R. A. Callahan of the First Presbyterian Church. 

Sigtna Nu placed a cluster of white roses on bis bier while Sigma Nu 
hands carried him to his long home. At the grave the Ritual Service 
of the Fraternity was rendered by Bro. F. D. Slutz, while the prayer 
was read by Bro. W. A. Walls. 

To his mother and the other members ot the home circle Sigma Nu 
holds forth a cgntiaual Eiympathy, Kart bae gone from amoog us but 

8^2 i>EtfA OP StGitA iftf 

his memory is hallowed. We are grateful for his life, we are proud 
of his friendship. He has gone before us. Therefore, may we brothers 
in the sacred bonds join him at last in that greater fraternity of souls 
where life shall realize its true proposition and stand undaunted by 

"The wreck of matter and the crash of worlds." 


A cablegram was received here (Baton Rouge, La.), Tuesday an- 
nouncing the death of Amasa K. Read, which occurred in Oxford, Eng- 
land, on Monday, March 12. 

Amasa Kingsley Read was born in Baton Rouge on Nov. 30, 1884. He 
attended the schools of this city until 1898, when he matriculated in the 
university as a freshman in the literary course. He was a diligent 
student and completed the course of study in the session of 1901-1902, 
and was awarded the degree of bachelor of arts. 

During his college career Mr. Read not only acquitted himself credit- 
ably in his studies, but was prominent in all the activities which go 
to make up the college life. During his senior year he was editor-in- 
chief of The Reveille, and was for several years affiliated with The 
Gumbo; and to every enterprise calculated to improve the student- 
life or to benefit the university he lent his rare ability. 

Immediately after his graduation he was appointed instructor In 
English and Latin in the Louisiana State University, but about two 
months after the opening of the session he resigned in order to accept 
the principalship of the Plaquemine public schools. Although a very 
young man for such heavy responsibilities, his work as principal 
was a great success, and he continued to serve in this capacity until 
the fall of 1904. 

At the examination of applicants for the Rhodes scholarship Mr. 
Read was appointed over two competitors, and matriculated at 
Oxford University in the fall of 1904 as the first Rhodes scholar from 

Although Mr. Read had been very ill for several weeks, his death 
came as a great shock to his family and friends. The exact nature of 
the disease which proved fatal to him is not yet known, but it is 
thought here that his death was the result of brain fever. 

Death is always a sad thing, but it is particularly sad when it mows 
down a young man so well prepared to fight life's battles as he; for, 
although only twenty-one years of age at the time of his death, he had 
won laurels of which much older men might well feel proud. 

He leaves to mourn his loss a mother, a sister and a brother, Capt 
A. C. Read, Commandant of Cadets at the La. University. 

Resolutions of Phi chapter of Sigma Nu on 'the death of Amasa 
Kingsley Read, whose untimely death occurred at Oxford University, 
Oxford, England, March 12, 1906. 

At a meeting of a committee composed of Bros. R. O. Killgore, Fred 
Dupree and H. Goodrich, the following resolutions were passed: 

Whereas, We have learned with profound sorrow of the death of our 
beloved brother, Amasa Kingsley Read, whose brilliant career has been 
cut Bbort by the will of Almighty God; and 

tETf£R j^oAT A Pot^NMA 8^8 

Whereas, In the few years of his association with Phi chapter, he 
won the esteem and love of his fraternity by his brave and generous 
character, noble disposition, and unselfish sacrifices; and 

Whereas, In his death we recognize the loss of a worthy brother, 
who has added lustre to the shrine of Sigma Nu; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we extend to his stricken parent and relatives the 
deepest sympathy of Phi chapter in their bereavement; and be it 

Resolved, That as a mark of our sincere grief, the badges of this 
chapter be draped for a period of fifteen days; and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the grief- 
stricken family of our brother; a copy to the Delta of Sigma Nu; a 
copy to the Reveille; and that they be spread upon the minutes of this 

(Signed.) R. O. KILGORE, 



Mabelvale, Ark., l-l-'06. 
Dear Brother Woods: 

I have been putting off from day to day and will not delay longer. 
I received the paper you sent me, and do you know, my feelings made 
me recall a little piece in one of the old readers, "Oh were you ne'er a 
school-boy, and did you never train, and feel that swelling of the heart, 
you ne'er shall feel again?" Well, my heart swelled when I saw the 
announcement of your success, and especially when I know that the 
confidence expressed at the ballot-box was so well merited and be- 

I congratulate you, and I congratulate myself that we are brothers 
in aim and principle, as well as by fraternity ties. Oh! how I despise 
corruption, in either high or low places. But to business. You will 
see from the heading hereof, that the position held by dear wife until 
she broke down under the burden has fallen upon me. I am preparing 
the Ms. for the program of last Annual Session now. I want the 
cut you have of me to use in the proceedings. 

I have just read over Quarles* "Birth of Sigma Nu," at Indianapolis, 
and have been "walking post." Oh! what memories it brings back; 
and then look at the present! I am the boy no longer (save at heart.) 
My maiden fair has gone on before me, and I long to go, too. Yet I 
am not despondent, nor do I propose to surrender without a struggle. 
Like the old oak, I'll stand against the storm until nature's support is 
taken away. I was sixty years old day before yesterday (30th Dec), 
Sigma Nu is 3G years old today. Thank God for the good she has done, 
and may she grow and fiourish. 

Please send me the cut by registered mail, well protected. Wishing 
you a happy New Year and many returns, I am. 

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Stanford University, California, May 6, 1906. 
To the Fraternity: 

Dear Brothers — Beta Chi wishes to express to each chapter and 
individual member of the fraternity her unbounded appreciation and 
gratitude for the many noble and generous letters which have come to 
her since the terrible disaster of April 18th. Under the present cir- 
cumstances it would be impossible to reply to all that have been re- 
ceived, and we take this opportunity to malte known our sincere thanks 
*or the kind and brotherly Interest that has been taken in our welfare. 


Recorder Beta Chi chapter. 
523 15th St., Sacramento. 

Stanford University, California, May 5, 1906. 

Dear Brother Woods — Your letter to Bro. Valentine was opened by 
the two lone survivors of Beta Chi, knowinc that it would be better to 
handle affairs from this point. You will find enclosed some of the 
best views of the ruins that can now be had, and I trust they will 
answer your purpose. I am also sending an excellent view of Memorial 
Church taken shortly after the disaster. The University Register also 
enclosed will give you description and other authentic information of 
the university. 

On behalf of Beta Chi I wish to thank the Grand Oflacers and chapters 
for their great kindness and love shown at this time, when the dark 
clouds of a possible life-struggle hover over our band. We are pre- 
pared for it, and the very essence of that grand, undaunted spirit 
which dominates San Francisco swells forth in the breasts of your 
Western brothers. You have perhaps learned that the house is not 
burs, but that our loss has been on internal fixtures, and that to 
no great extent. What we want is men for next year, MEN in Stanford 
who will stay uy her in times of stress. I hope you will not hesitate 
to ask me to perform any duties on the coast. 

If you so desire, I will receive the Deltas and forward them. This 
has been by first opportunity to congratulate you on your success in 
being overwhelmingly elected mayor since we last met at Indianapolis. 

Best regards and most fraternally, 

C. L. PECK. 

Address: Los Angeles. Beta Zeta and Beta Chi. 

s enterei] Yale and Syracuse. This gives that fraL 

k University, where 

Sigma Cbl has planted her colors at the Oklataoi 
Kappa Alpha entered a short time ago. 

Pi Beta Phi announces the re-est«bllBbment of Iowa Oamma Chapter 
at Iowa State College, Amcs, Iowa, Saturday, February twenty-fourth, 
nineteen hundred and six. 

Since our last letter, Sigma Nu has revived its chapter here. They 
occupy a baadsome house, have an excellent set of men, and every 
Indication for a prosperous career.— K. A. at U. of Va. 

When the Southwestern Presbyterian Univ. opened last f^ll not one 
Kappa Alpha man registered. However, Kappa Alpha has not with- 
drawn the charter but intends reviving next September. Kappa Alpha 
has held a powerful sway in this university in fonner years. 

We have recently entered Oklahoma— and legitimately, nince It la 
Southern in population, characteristics and latitude. It has 760,000 
people who have a number of up-to-date cities, and in a brief period 
have created wealth to the amount of over (300,000,000. 

For the flrst time in the fraternity's history more than a third of 
our living chapters are located in the West. The advent of Illinois 
is not more the occasion for congratulation than for reflection. It is 
at once the seal and conflrmation of the (act that Delta Upsilon has 
ceased to be sectional. — Delta Upsilon Editor. 

Presently Indian Territory, New Mexico and Arizona will also have 
established collegiate institutions of good grade, ample endowment and 
satisfactory prospects. When that happens. In accordance with our 
principle of extension along lines of common ideals and congeniality, 
we shall enter these areas as we have entered Oklahoma. — Kappa 
Alpha Editorial. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon has entered Syracuse and Purdue Universities. 
At both places the chapters have taken chapter houses. Sigma Phi 
Epsilon initiates honorary members and enters medical colleges. No 
doubt these false moves will be discontinued when the fraternity be- 
comes older and more firmly organized. Sigma Phi Epsilon la making 
a brave fight and deserves to win, sifma Nu extradi tbe belt ot 


The stork presented a new sister to the fraternities here a short 
while ago, when Sigma Nu was officially re-installed. This brings the 
family membership to seventeen. The new sister chapter is a flourish- 
ing one and already rents a chapter house and has a roll of ten mem- 
bers. A remarkably flne showing considering the recentness of her ap- 
pearance and the fact that the ground is already well covered. — ^Delta 
Tau Delta Cor. U. of Va. 

Pi Kappa Alpha is making an exhibition of splendid growing powers. 
A new chapter was added recently at the Mlissouri School of Mines, 
where Sigma Nu, Kappa Sigma and Kappa Alpha hold forth. Pi Kappa 
Alpha has revived at Southern University. The death rate for chapters 
in Pi Kappa Alpha is exceedingly low, as not more than four dormant 
chapters are found on her roll. When this fraternity becomes con- 
verted to the national idea she will become a power in Greekdom. 

Mr. Walter B. Palmer, the most prominent fraternity man in America 
except Wm. Raimond Baird (Beta Theta Pi), has issued what probably 
is the crowning work of his life "The History of Phi Delta Theta" a 
volume of almost 1,000 pages. It is a wonderful collection of historical 
data, not alone of Phi Delta Theta — for Walter Palmer is too broad and 
good a man for that — but a Cyclopedia of Greek Letter lore. It may 
be obtained from Geo. Banta, Menosha, Wisconsin, cloth $4.00; half 
morocco, $5.00; full, $G.OO; 34 cents expressage. Phi Delta Theta's 
"Grand Old (?) Man" is W. B. Palmer. All honor to him! 

The following fraternities have been the pioneers in the universities 
of the Rocky Mountain States and the Pacific Coast States: Zeta Psi, 
University of California, 1873; Delta Tau Delta, University of Colo- 
rado, 1883; Sigma Nu, University of Washington, 189G; Sigma Nu, 
University of Oregon, 1900; Sigma Nu, University of Montana, 1905; 
Kappa Sigma, University of Idaho, 1905. That section is now being 
rapidly preempted, as it presents the finest uncultivated field for 
fraternity extension in the United States. In the whole Union there 
remain only two or three State Universities which have not been oc- 
cupied by the Greeks.— The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta. 

In order to prevent usual delay, the editor is compelled to go to press 
with chapter letters in the order in which they come in. He has had 
often to wait weeks for letters from the first, second and succeeding 
divisions, thus holding up the press m order to get the letters in accord- 
ing to divisions. The eleventh or twelfth division may send in its 
letters and have to wait until the letters from the preceding divisions 
arrive. The orderly arrangement of the letters is preferable, but the 
delay incident to getting them from reporters, renders it advisable to 
try the plan now proposed. Brethren should consult the index for loca- 
tion of their chapter letters. — Editor Delta. 


Delegatee to the last sis Grand Chapters well know the aeep, de- 
voted, aye, deathless friendship of the editor of the Delta for that big 
brained, big bodied, big hearted boy from Missouri, J. Robert Boatman, 
who Is known from ocean to ocean, and from Canada to the Central 
Americas, where he Is now a resident, at Belize, British Honduras. 
EecalUng this extraordinary attachment our readers will forgive the 
publication in this sacred column of a letter written by the editor upon 
receipt of the unexpected announcement that his old-time friend had 
married a cousin, Miss Lillian Boatman, of West Liberty, Iowa, on 
April IT, 190G after announcing to the editor his marriage. Bro. Boat- 
man closed ula letter thus, "Yours In Love!" The editor replied, 

"Dear Boatman, 

"Yours In Love!" 

Thus your letter of April 17th ended, thus do I begin mine — because 
I am truly yours In love, while you are truly "hers" Id love. 

A remarkable thing about your announcement to me Is this, and I 
wish to emphasize It because it is the first time I recall ever being free 
from selflah regret at the marriage of one of my best frlendf;. Hereto- 
fore, I have received such announcements with a sort of wrench at my 
heart, because I felt that I was to lose. I did not stop to think what 
they were to gain. Thus was I unconsciously yielding to a selflBh 
wish, forgetting that conjugal felicity was more to be wished for my 
companions than the satisfaction of their whole-hearted rriindshlp for 

But, in your case. I accept this fate without a tremor, because it 
gives to one I do bo much love the hope of a greater bapplnesa than I 
could ever give to him. 

"Brother, we have been long together. 
Through pleasant and through cloudy weather." 

Surely, surely, the beautiful creature who has come between us will 
not sever, but only slrengthen, if possible, the tie that binds us to- 
gether. If this prayer be denied me, Into whose eyes may I look here- 
after when I rise to speak at the festal board of friendship and fra- 
ternity, quoting my old-time apostrophe to yourself: 


"God never loved me in so sweet a way before, 
'Tis He alone who can such blessings send; 
And when His love would new expression find. 
He brought Thee lo me, and He said. 
Behold, Thy Friend!" 

As I give you over to the keeping of this "perfect woman, nobly 
planned," I do feel, despite the righteous faith and trust I have in you, 
a sudden sense of loneliness, because Nature's inexorable edict must 
be obeyed — "You twain shall be one flesh," — leaving the world to dark- 
ness and to me. 

Three years ago last June you wrote me thus from Williamstown, 
Kentucky: "There was a sadness, Clarence, about our parting yesterday, 
because it robs me of tnat sweet fellowship, the like of which I have 
never known in any other presence. It might seem to some that those 
of whom it could be said, 'My purse, my person, my extremest means 
lie all unlocked to your occasion,* live only in poetic fancy, but I know 
this is not true; I have seen and I have known." 

But "Boat," I must bid you a fond farewell: 

"Since first my soul was knit to thine, 

I have been true to thee; 
My heart is thine, thy heart is mine. 

And shall forever be; 
O Brother true, my love for thee 

Is wonderful, divine; 
The love of wife can never be. 

More deep and pure than mine." 

Faithfully in Sigma Nu, yours, 



J. H. Brackett, '03, has been married to Miss Josie Murray, of Burling- 
ton. Immediately after the wedding they started for Berkley, Cali- 
fornia. Bro. Brackett is with the General Electric Company, in their 
San Francisco district office. 


Mr. and Mrs James Fremont Marsteller annouce the marriage of 
their daughter, Justina Clemens to Mr. Chester John Langdon, on 
Wednesday, the eighteenth of April, nineteen hundred and six, at 
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. At home after the 1st of May, Hopervell, 


Mr. Thomas J. Tanner requests the honor of your presence at the 
marriage of his daughter, Madeline Chaffin, to Mr. William Groves 
Dinning, on the morning of Wednesday, the eighteenth of April, nineteen 
hundred and six, at half-after eleven o'clock, Methodist Episcopal 
Church, "South, Helena, Arkansas. 



Mrs. William Davis Klien invites you to witness the marriage of her 
daughter Elizabeth Ophelia to Mr. Herbert Gannaway, on the evening 
of Wednesday, the second of May at half-past eight o'clock at the resi- 
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cooney Stonewall, Nashville, Tennessee. 
At home after May the fifteenth, Memphis, Tennessee. 


"Dear Woods — My brother tells me that Julius M. Howard, No. 42, 
of Beta Tau, of Tarboro, N. C, died in October. Am unable to fur- 
nish you with particulars as to exact day or circumstances. He was 
killed in an accident. He was a splendid fellow, one of the last bunch 
I helped initiate there, a brother o f John Howard, No. 5, and Joe 
Howard, initiated this year. 

'W. A. MURPHY, Beta." 



Major and Mrs. John Stafford request the honor of your presence 
at the marriage of their daughter, Pauline and Lieutenant Stephen 
Ogden Fugua, Twenty-third United States Infantry, on Wednesday, 
April the twenty-fifth, ninteen hundred and six, at twelve o'clock, noon. 
Trinity Church, San Francisco. Reception from half after twelve until 
half after two o'clock, 2G22 Jackson St., San Francisco. (Since this was 
received an earthquake razed the city of San Francisco. See leading 
article in this issue. Did it interfere with these nuptials? — ^Edr.) 


Joseph H. Balthis was married to Miss Verda Griffith, of Laytons- 
ville, Md., April 11, 190G. 

During the month of May Herbert Gennaway will be married to 
Miss Elizabeth Kline, of Nashville. 

W. W. Dinning will be married to Miss Tanner, of Helena, 111. 

Ernest N. Tillett will be married to Miss Sue Bettie Reed, of Ra- 
leigh, N. C. 

Wm. J. Howard will be married to Miss Bostick, of Mt. Pleasant, 

It is rumored that J. M. Jenkins' name will soon be placed on the 
marriage list. 


"It never rains but it pours." Gamma Epsilon had never made any 
annoimcements of marriage, and now that the chance has come to us, 
it comes not singly but in "bunches." Our three first benedicts are 
Bros. Arthur Phillips, Rexford Van Gorder, and Charlie Nicholas. The 
announcement of Bro. Phillips' marriage comes rather late since it is 
now near a year since he married Miss Helen Booze, of Scranton. Bro. 
Phillips is now pastor of a Presbyterian congregation near Doylestown, 
Pa. Rexford Van Gorder and Miss Lula Knapp were married in 




Mrs. William Davis Klien invites you to witness the marriage of her 
daughter Elizabeth Ophelia to Mr. Herbert Gannaway, on the evening 
of Wednesday, the second of May at half-past eight o'clock at the resi- 
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cooney Stonewall, Nashville, Tennessee. 
At home after May the fifteenth, Memphis, Tennessee. 


"Dear Woods — My brother tells me that Julius M. Howard, No. 42, 
of Beta Tau, of Tarboro, N. C, died in October. Am unable to fur- 
nish you with particulars as to exact day or circumstances. He was 
killed in an accident. He was a splendid fellow, one of the last bunch 
I helped initiate there, a brother of John Howard, No. 5, and Joe 
Howard, initiated this year. 

"W. A. MURPHY, Beta.' 



Major and Mrs. John Stafford request the honor of you** presence 
at the marriage of their daughter, Pauline and Lieutenant Stephen 
Ogden Fugua, Twenty-third United States Infantry, on Wednesday, 
April the twenty-fifth, ninteen hundred and six, at twelve o'clock, noon. 
Trinity Church, San Francisco. Reception from half after twelve until 
half after two o'clock, 2622 Jackson St., San Francisco. (Since this was 
received an earthquake razed the city of San Francisco. See leading 
article in this issue. Did it interfere with these nuptials? — Edr.) 


Joseph H. Balthis was married to Miss Verda Griffith, of Laytons- 
ville, Md., April 11, 190G. 

During the month of May Herbert Gennaway will be married to 
Miss Elizabeth Kline, of Nashville. 

W. W. Dinning will be married to Miss Tanner, of Helena, 111. 

Ernest N. Tillett will be married to Miss Sue Bettie Reed, of Ra- 
leigh, N. C. 

Wm. J. Howard will be married to Miss Bostick, of Mt. Pleasant, 

It is rumored that J. M. Jenkins' name will soon be placed on the 
marriage list. 


"It never rains but it pours." Gamma Epsilon had never made any 
annoimcements of marriage, and now that the chance has come to us, 
it comes not singly but in "bunches." Our three first benedicts are 
Bros. Arthur Phillips, Rexford Van Gorder, and Charlie Nicholas. The 
announcement of Bro. Phillips' marriage comes rather late since it is 
now near a year since he married Miss Helen Booze, of Scranton. Bro. 
Phillips is now pastor of a Presbyterian congregation near Doylestown, 
Pa. Rexford Van Gorder and Miss Lula Knapp were married in 

(See Trifaote by A. H. Wilwn). 

Top row-E. Cuothen, H. H. Smuh. Coitelyou. Hoaey, B. tt 
Middle row— C. Mu>lull. Fijier. Hoda. S. W. Smith, logdk 
Bonom row - Son. Alks. Biuby, Craig. 
AUent— W. Cmdieri, C. SmiA. 


Scranton, January 4, 1906. The news of the marriage of Bro. Nicholas 
reached us but a week or two ago and we have as yet no particulars, 
beyond that he has settled down in Slatlngton, Pa. 


The last Delta recorded the fact that cup id had fastened the bonds 
of matrimony upon D. E. Cuppett, He has since done likewise with 
Reardon Stewart Cotton, '04. On February 21, 1906. R. S. CJotton 
married Miss Sarah Waugh Johnson, of New York City, formerly of 
Morgantown, W. Va. Mrs. Cotton (nee Johnson), is the daughter of the 
late Judge O'Key Johnson, formerly judge of the Supreme Court of 
Appeals of West Virginia and for many years prior to his death Dean 
of the Law School of West Virginia University. Mrs. Cotton is a gradu- 
ate of this institution, and she has very exceptional intellectual quali- 
ties. Reardon is likewise a graduate of W. V. U., and is known by all 
his friends as a jolly good fellow, an exceptional thinker, a happy and 
resourceful speaker, a brilliant scholar and a hard worker. He is the 
instructor in Physics and Mathematics in the Swissvale (Pa.), Public 
High School. Mr. and Mrs. Cotton are at home at 2314 Woodstock 
Ave., Swissvale, Pa. 


George Wellington Pickels, Jr., known to Sigma Nus at large as the 
brother of the only Tom Pickels, "the Kentucky Gentleman" of three 
Grand Chapters, but known to a smaller circle of Sigma Nus in Kentucky 
and Illinois as a solid, substantial citizen of America with more Sigma 
Nu spirit and energy than whole chapters sometimes possess, was 
married on May 16 to a beautiful Blue Grass maiden. Miss Elizabeth 
Sutherland Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. C. Robinson, 
wealthy and influential members of the best circles of Winchester, Ky. 
The bride is a sister of our Bro. T. Hart Robinson, himself the last 
(No. 101), member of old Zeta at Central University, Richmond, Ky., 
before its consolidation with Centre College, Danville. Miss Robinson, 
to become Mrs. Pickels before this appears in type, is one of the belles 
of the famous Blue Grass, and her presence is assured at the Chicago 
Grand Chapter next Christmas, when Tom Pickels will bring his Mary 
and their Sigma Nu baby to Chicago to show what can be done "in the 
glorious climate of old Kentucky." But to turn to George Pickels — 
the Grand Recorder wishes simply to say that after twelve years ex- 
perience with fraternity affairs, this boy takes rank for excellence of 
work with such immortals as Boatman, Rlggs, Little and Witherspoon 
who have taken such a large hand in shaping the affairs of Sigma Nu 
during the last dozen years. George Pickels is destined to become one 
of the foremost railway men of the age, and no one will rejoice more 
over this accomplishment than the editor of the Delta with whom he 
worked so devotedly and effectively for the good of the order. Gamma 
Iota chapter at Ky. State, has either lost her best friend or has gained 
another good one by this matrimonial alliance. Let us hope the latter! 




Saginaw, Mich. News, Mch. 28. 

Two members of the University of Michigan class of 1904 were united 
in marriage, Tuesday evening, in the persons of Miss Mary Christina 
Stewart, B. A., and Harold Hooker, C. E., of Chicago. The interesting 
event took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James 
Stewart, 415 Carrol street, the words which made the young couple one 
being spoken by Rev. Nelson S. Bradley, pastor of the First Congrega- 
tional church, in the presence of about 75 friends. A banking of Easter 
lilies and palms, at the sitting room mantel, served for a background 
for the bridal party while the cermony was performed, and the tasteful 
and effective decorations throughout the home were in keeping, the 
reception hall being done in southern smilax and palms, the parlor 
in pink roses, the sitting room in Easter lilies, palms and ferns, and the 
dining room in white tulips and palms. A beautiful gown of imported 
embroidered silk, with point duchesse lace was worn by the bride, and 
her veil was adorned with orange blossoms sent by friends from Cali- 
fornia. Her only ornanaent was a pearl brooch, the gift of the groom 
and her bouquet was of swansonia. The maid of honor. Miss Grace 
Stewart, sister of the bride, wore white silk and carried a shower bou- 
quet of carnations. William Hooker, of Spokane, Wash., brother of 
the groom was best man, and Charles H. Burgess, Chicago, a fraternity 
broMier of the groom, and Ralph O. Kaufman, of Spokane, were ushers, 
Master Duncan Stewart, nephew of the bride, performing the duties of 
ring bearer. During the ceremony. Miss Anna White, of Fremont, a 
sorority sister of the bride, played RafP's Cavatina accompanied by 
Waldo Bruske, on the violin, preceding it with the wedding music from 
Lohengrin. A wedding supper was served after the ceremony, and an 
orchestra furnished music. 

The bride is a graduate of the East Side High School and also of the 
1904 class of Michigan University, and is a member of the Kappa Alpha 
Theta. The groom is also a Michigan graduate of 1904, is a member 
of Sigma Nu, and is now located at Chicago, in the service of a large 
contracting firm. Mr. and Mrs. Hooker left for Chicago, where they 
will be at home to friends after May 15, at 157 East Sixty-fifth street. 

That both bride and groom have an exceedingly large number of 
friends is shown by the beautiful and costly presents, for the placing 
of which an entire room on the ground floor of the Stewart residence 
was called into requisition. These presents included silver and gold 
ware, cutlery, glassware, brass ornaments, works of art, and similar 
gifts. Two of the most prized are a set of gold spoons given to the 
bride by her sorority, and a suitably engraved loving cup presented to 
the groom by his college fraternity. The gifts came from all over the 
United States, from Canada, and from Scotland and England. 



J. P. Mumaw, a member of the freshman class of Leland Stanford 
University, Palo Alto, passed through Louisville, Ky., May 12, on his 
way back to his home, Scottdale, Pa. In spite of the terrifying ezp«rl- 


ences through which he passed, made more vivid by a collection of 
photographs showing the tremendous damage done to the buildings of 
the famous institution, he declares his intention of returning to the 
university when the fall term opens. It has closed for the summer in 
order to make the repairs necessary to replace the buildings thrown 
down by the earthquake. 

As it happened, Mr. Mumaw was in San Francisco when the earth- 
quake took place, and was on the third floor of the ill-fated St. Francis 
Hotel. Both he and his companion were Easterners, and when they 
felt the tremor of the earth and felt the great building swaying back- 
ward and forward they concluded that it was one of the "ordinary" 
California earthquakes they had heard of, and thought that its bark 
was worse than its bite. 

"The continued rumble underneath, however," continued Mr. Mumaw 
In telling the story, "and the fact that the eight-foot chandelier in our 
room was swinging up within two feet of the ceiling, convinced us that 
something was happening, so we dressed and went downstairs. The 
streets were crowded with people, and pretty soon we heard the alarm 
of fire. Wft made haste to get out of town, and, finding that the rails 
of the car tracks were twisted into the most amazing shapes, and 
that the track was wrinkled like a sheet of paper, we walked out to 
the edge of th^ city and took a train there. It was not until later that we 
discovered that San Francisco had been burned. 

"We did not see much evidence of death caused by the earthquake, 
and the only one I remember at that time was a woman who was pinned 
underneath the debris of a house that had fallen down on Third street. 

"The marks of the earthquake were to be seen rising three feet 
above the level everywhere, however, and on Valencia street were 
waves in the ground, and reminding one of a petrified ocean. The 
earthquake did not completely destroy many houses, but knocked down 
chimneys and knocked out walls, leaving the rest standing. 

"In the streets were seen many curious spectacles. I saw a man, 
running through the streets as hard as he could, shouting, 'The world 
is coming to an end! The world is coming to an end!' The police 
arrested him. In the refugee camps, which I saw a few days later 
when I returned to look at the ruins, every one was reduced to the 
dead level of equality. The man in the silk hat, the negro and the 
Chinaman took their turns in getting rations, and no one was given 
preference. Women who had perhaps worn silks were compelled to 
walk about covered only with bed clothing, or wearing the apparel of 
men. The children took the exposure and discomfort cheerfully, and, 
In fact, every one bore up with remarkable bravery. 

"The people out in the surrounding country were held in great suspense 
by the earthquake, and the night following the first shock all of them 
slept out of doors, for fear that the shock would come along while they 
were in their houses. Their fear was added to by the continued 
treniors and by the warnings sent out from Lick Observatory. 

"I heard that there was a good deal of looting, but saw little of 
it personally. There were all sorts of rumors, and I heard that a man 
was shot by the soldiers while searching in the ruins of his own house. 
We were told that a woman, who persisted in making a fire in her house 
after being warned not to do so, was taken out by the soldiers and shot. 

"Few dead bodies were to be seen when I returned to Frisco. Many ^ 

dead horses were lying in the streets, however, and most of the poor ^ 



brutes had dropped dead from exhaustion. The; had not been fed or 
watered, and had afmply been worked to death. We heard that In 
Chinatown, where many white people were reported to have been stay- 
ing, the dynamite which blew up the houses killed many of the tourists. 

"In Palo Alto only one student was killed, Julius Hanna, of Pennsyl- 
vania, a friend of mine. Six students were Injured by being burled 
when the big chimney, which telescoped four rooms and killed Hanna, 
fell. Many of the girls had narrow escapes, as a chimney of their 
dormitory fell through to the second story. Alt of the girls In the 
rooms got out, without being injured at all. though they, and most of 
the boys, too. left their dormitories in rather negligee attire. 

"The earthquake shook down four buildings, and was responsible for 
many freaka. A statue of Louis Agassiz fell from the library to the 
granitoid pavement below and plunged Into the pavement for atraut a 
foot, head first. When it was removed it was found that the statue was 
not even cracked." 


As tbe Delta goes to prees It learns from a committee of Beta Chi 
chaster, that an effort Is making to build a 110,000 house at Stanford 
University. This Is the spirit that will win! And. quite glad, we 
trust, will all those be who ahall have a [art In aiding those noble 
brothers to rehabilitate old Beta Chi. At least dve hundred dollars 
should be the total contributions to her succor. Nearly two-thirds of 
that sum has been already subGcrlbed. 


Tbe Phi Delta Theta Scroll editorializes upon the latest achievement 
of Its most Illustrious member — measured by service — the History of 
Phi Delta Theta by Mr. Walter B. Palmer, which the Delta briefly 
notices in our Greek column. 

There is a suggestion of grim significance wrapped up In one sentence 
of the Scroll's editorial, to-wit: 

"The production of Bro. Palmer's History Is the crowning act of a 
long career of constructive usefulness, the Impress ot which will be 
vitally felt as long as the fraternity exists or Its traditions are known." 
Note the words, "constructive usefulness," and pause and see haw few 
are those to whom they can fn equal Justice be applied. Alas, the 
proportion of "constructionists" to "critics" Is about as 1 to 100 — and 
all preclnts are not yet heard from! An experience of twenty years 
of almost hourly service to Sigma Nu enables the editor to assert that 
those who have sacrificed least for our order enjoyed most the beneSts 
arising from others' tolls are most prolific in theories and profitless 
plans for the "good of the order." 

A mere critic Is the antithesis of a constructionist — he Is a de- 
structionist! And their species are as numerous and as pestiferous 
as the seventeen-year locusts. To be useful to a traternitj In the most 
enduring way Is to bring to her altar fruit mete for repentance for time 
wasted by privilege but captious "critics" of the work performed by 
the little handful of "Constructionists." 

Hence, If Mr. Walter B. Palmer has critics endeavoring to tear the 
vorlt of hlB life to tatters, they shall be utterly forgotten, whereat 

"his History is a noble monument to himself, to his fraternity and to 
the principle of human brotherhood." 


It is undeniable that Sigma Nu needs a publication similar to those 
used by some of our rivals — a Manual, a historical text-book or encyclo- 
pedia for the especial purpose of "rushing" new men. To compile 
such a work requires patience, research, talent of a peculiar order, and 
the power of wise discrimination. The recognition of this need may 
not at first appear to a casual reader. But it has become a passion 
with Bro. H. C. Coffman, Inspector of the Northwest Division, No. 10, 
and we hope within the next two years to chronicle the completion of 
this valuable aid to the perpetuation and growth of Sigma Nu. 

Occasionally one reads in the editorial and exchange departments of 
rival magazines comments and compliments upon the remarkable 
growth and high rank of Sigma Nu. Our rivals are generous in their 
praise because they recognize in our career the existence of peculiar 
and powerful agents of permanency as well as progress. It is worthy 
of note, indeed, to witness the spectacle of the youngest national 
fraternity (18G9) rivaling the older ones in extent and influence, and 
nuniber of chapter houses, and surpassing them all in mortuary 
statistics — that is, low mortality of chapters — Sigma Nu having dead 
but twelve of the 69 established in a period of less than forty years! 
Let us keep alive the living; strengthen them internally, and increase 
our alumni activity. Those are present duties. 


Now that we have entered Syracuse University, there is no agitation 
in any section for further extension in the near future. True, Canada 
Is a most inviting field. We might have entered McGlll when other 
national fraternities were turning their attention to that worthy field. 
But we didn't and they did! As a result we are outside the breast- 
works of one of the wealthiest and most excellent of American institu- 
tions of learning. Now that there is no demand for further extension, 
the work of internal strengthing should be carried on with redoubled 
vigor. , ' , I 


Syracuse University becomes the fifty-sixth American institution 
wherein Sigma Nu has a living chapter. Fifty-six living chapters put 
Sigma Nu alongside the most progressive, pushing and prosperous fra- 
ternities in America. We can now "meet other frats" on an equality 
in numbers, and few can equal us in twentieth-century adyaucemenL 


Elsewhere is briefly stated the condition in which the San Francisco 
earthquake and fire fiends left our Vice-Regent Keesling. From one of 
ihe Golden Gate's most prosperous attorneys, with a large business and 
wide social connection, he was reduced to the point where thousands 
of others were on that fateful April 18, 1906— "nothing left but life I" 
Read the Vice-Regent's communications and send him a letter or 
message of sympathy and cheer. In his bereft, but not disheartened, 
state the Delta extends assurance of our united sympathy, admiration 
and friendship. . . , \ \ i I -i, * ; I J 


The time is auspicious for preparations for attending the Thirteenth 
Grand Chapter of Sigma Nu at Chicago during the December holidays. 
Chapters will all be represented, and there will be a large attendance 
of alunmi, particularly by the hustling Chicagoans and those near by. 

Indianapolis in 1902 witnessed the largest Grand Chapter of Sigma 
Nu. New Orleans, though smaller, was the most elaborate in point of 
entertainment of the visitors. Chicago next Christmas week will beat 
them all! 


The response to the editor's call for aid for our California chapters 
has been exceedingly liberal in some quarters, while not so much so 
from others, where we might expect to have had prompt and liberal 
contributions. The Stanford University chapter house was badly 
wrecked, especially the interior and the furnishings. The latter must 
be replaced by the members and as their numerous San Francisco 
alumni were all more or less damaged by the great catastrophe, the 
active men of Beta Chi must look to their own purses to replace the 
lost accumulations of years of j furnishings and ornaments of their 
chapter house. In this extremity the fate of Beta Chi looked gloomy 
indeed. On the one hand a wrecked home and scattered members — 
many of whom, in the language of Frei (p. 3G4), "will never return to 
college;" on the other, their faithful alumni, "stripped of everything on 
earth," as Vice-Regent Keesling writes. This picture and its resultant 
injury to Sigma Nu impelled the editor of the Delta to issue a circular 
calling for help to put the chapters on their feet — it being supposed 
that our California and Stanford chapters suffered alike. With com- 
mendable spirit. Beta Psi chapter, which suffered but slightly, waives 
all claim upon the relief fund in favor of her stricken sister. Beta Chi 
(see Rued's letter, top page 3G2). 

The effort of the editor to gather aid for this most commendable 
object has met with a hearty second, none more prompt and sub- 
stantial, however, than from the extreme eastern division. No. 1. 
TLere Inspector Sibson did nobly and Bro. Maurice Samuels, (Beta Psi, 
'94), who seconded the editor's call for help for the coast chapters. 

Ittdeedi it must be gnUtyUxg to contributors especially to reed tbe 

g6§ bkii'A oP siokA ift 

grateful messages from Beta Chi and Beta Psi, scattered through 
this issue. < 


Someone has said "There is glory in gloom, there Is honor in tombs," 
or words to that effect. Be that as it may, we feel privileged to pro- 
claim that Sigma Nu may well rejoice in the splendid achievements of 
her dormant shrines as much in the loyalty and strength of her living 
chapters. In reality twelve chapters only can be placed in the "Also 
Ran" column of Sigma Nu; while outside influence, in a large majority 
of cases, caused the afore-mentioned dissolution. From the history 
of Sigma Nu we discover the following chapters to have been the 
victims of anti-fraternity laws promulgated by the authorities of the 
above-named institutions or by the edict of State legislators: 

Alpha — ^Va. Military Institute, Lexington, Va. 

Delta — South Carolina University, Columbia, S. C. 

Tau— South Carolina Military Institute, "Citadel," S. C. 

Beta Lambda — Central College, Fayette, Mo. 

Beta Delta — Drake University, Des Moines, la. 

Beta Epsilon — Upper Iowa University, Fayette, la. 

Beta Kappa — Southwest Kansas College, Winfield, Kan. 

Beta Gamma — Missouri Valley College, Marshal, Mo. 

That eight of the twelve chapters deceased were killed through 
hostile rulmgs shows a wonderful tenacity pervading our chapter roll. 
All loyal Sigs are cognizant of the heroic struggles made by these 
chapters to ward off death. How firdently they wooed the favors of 
the "Powers," yet could not win. To these sisters we say. All hall to 
your hallowed memories! 

Of the remaining. Beta Alpha was withdrawn from Yale owing to 
unfavorable class conditions making impossible the exaltation of Sigma 
Nu ideals; Omicron, Bethel College, Russellville, Ky., after a long and 
honorable career, was withdrawn when the college failed to attract a 
reasonable number of students ; Beta Omicron, University of the South, 
at Sewanee, Tenn., never was properly organized and died from "stage 
fright." It is the earnest wish of our southern chapters especially, 
to break the Rip Van Winkle sleep of Beta Omicron and to replace the 
"star" in Sewanee's mountain home. 

Last, but not least, we make mention of dear old Zeta at Central 
University, Richmond, Ky., the mother of many chapters and the home 
of a long list of splendidly enthusiastic sons. Zeta ceased only when 
the university was removed, to be consolidated with Centre College, 
Danville, Ky. 

Our records show that from these chapters have come many stalwart 
Knights in Sigma Nu; men who have remained gloriously true to the 
vows of their youth, brothers in whom there was implanted the perfect 
love for brotherhood and who sought not In vain for the Holy Grail of 
fraternalism; and for reason of these and their deeds their old chapters 
never shall be forgotten. So when our Grand Historian compiles the 
traditions and achievements of our beloved fraternity, let him, from 
these supposedly darker portions of history, draw record of the finest 
tbemes, fascinating legends, the most charming and thrilling deeds o( 


bETA cSt t6 MlLb, ifOT StfRRENbEtt 8S9 

knightly devotion and pathos to be gleaned anywhere in the entrancing 
romance of Sigma Nu. To you, my brothers, who fought so valiantly, 
who succumbed so nobly, let me name you a toast from the heart- 
life of a brother Sig. Let me name it you in the war-cry of the 
triumphant Japanese: "Banzai! Banzai! Banzai! Ten Thousand 
Years! Ten Thousand Years! Ten Thousand Years! Yet shall you not 
be forgotten."— A. H. WILSON. 


Stanford University, California, May Ist, 190o. 
Dear Brother — As a result of the terrible earthquake of Aptil 18th, 
studies at Stanford University have been brought to an abrupt end, 
and it is necessary for us to annul all arrangements that have been 
made for a grand reunion of Beta Chi chapter, Sigma Nu, during the 
Senior Week. In informing you of this fact we wish also to call your 
attention to the following statement: 

Our college has suffered almost irreparable loss. The Memorial 
Church and arch, the new library and gymnasium and the museum are 
total wrecks. The old quad was badly damaged in several places. 
Four million dollars will hardly cover the damage. But with the same 
indomitable spirit and determination that insures the rapid rebuilding 
of San Francisco, the trustees have grasped the situation, and it is a pre- 
determined conclusion that with the opening of college next August 
we shall find that the superior efficiency of Stanford will have suffered 
not one whit as a result of the disaster. But this energy and resolu- 
tion to maintain not only life, but a high standard is manifest, not 
alone in the university authorities, but pervades the campus. It has 
dispelled the semi-apathy that has hung over Beta Chi chapter, and we 
are all fighting to overcome the handicap that has been placed upon us 
by the catastrophe. (You must understand that the old house was so 
badly shattered that it can never be restored to its former condition, 
nor probably to anything like a servicable condition). It is imperative 
that we build a new house; if we do not, we shall inevitably fall to 
a rear rank. We have five hundred dollars cash in our building fund, 
and one thousand dollars pledged by the active members of the chapter. 
We need your financial assistance. We must have the support of our 

An early reply to this first call will be greatly appreciated. It will 
serve as one more sound rung in the rickety ladder of our fortunes. Will 
you join with us in our determined effort? Now is the time, if ever. 

Address all communications to Percy F. Valentine, No. 523 Fifteenth 
street, Sacramento, California. 

^^ ■ Fraternally, 

O. K. GRAU, 
Committee on Finance. 


It seems to be the opinion of quite a few that these Division Conven- 
tions, as conventions, are a sort of farce since they have scarcely no 
power except to pass resolutions. The writer has had the privilege 
of being a delegate to Champaign only, and, therefore, can speak only 
of this particular convention, which, even leaving out the social side, 
was unquestionably a very great success. After the meetings held on 
Saturday the 5th, there was certainly a general feeling of satisfaction 
among the men present. All the live questions pertaining to the policy 
and welfare of the general fraternity, as is shown by the minutes of 
the convention, were discussed. This will be of very great benefit in 
facilitating the handling of these same matters when they come before 
the Grand Chapter in Chicago next December. All the chapters of this 
division will be able to work far ukore intelligently in doing their 
share at the Grand Chapter toward remedying existing defects and Im- 
proving the general fraternity. The key note of the Convention was 
non-expansion and internal improvement. 

The members of Gamma Mu are to be heartily congratulated upon 
their success as entertainers. It is hard to see how their hospitality 
could be in any way improved upon, although they were greatly aided 
by their large and beautiful chapter house, the equal of which it would 
be hard to find in any schools other than Michigan and Cornell, yet the 
men are of the kind who would do well anywhere. The secret in the 
way they worked together was their true brotherhood, and the way they 
took you into that close circle made the deepest of impressions. 

The dance of Friday evening, given in their own dancing hall on the 
third floor of the chapter house, was certainly the most pleasurable 
affair of that kind imaginable. Judging from the young ladies present, 
Gamma Mu's social standing is surely all that could be wished for. 

To give any fair idea of the banquet is certainly beyond the powers 
of the writer. The feeling of good fellowship and brotherhood which 
pervaded the atmosphere of that banquet hall will leave a lasting 
impression upon all of us. 

Gamma Mu is a chapter which in social standing is at the top, made 
up of men of which any fraternity would be more than proud, and the 
feeling of fraternallsm which exists among them is accomplishing the 
true njission of a college fraternity. 

J. R. MONROE, Gamma Nu. 






Founded at Virginia Military Institute, January {, {869. 


James Frank Hopkins, '70 MableTale, Arkansas 

Greenfield Quarles, '70 Helena, Arkansas. 

John W. Hopson, '70, dec'd Memphis, Tenn. 

James M. Biley, '70, St. Charles Hotel. 14th and St. Charles. St. Liouis, Mo. 

Includes the new officers elected at the New Orleans Grand Chapter, Decem- 
ber 28-80, 1904, and chapter list arranged acccrJing to the new DiTision& 


Dr. Isadora Dyer, Beta, Regent, 124 Baronne, New Orleans. 

F. V. Keeslinff, Beta Chi, Vice Regent and Inspector General, Mills 

Bldg., San Francisco. 
Ferd. H. Hey wood. B. Nu, Grand Treasurer and Ed. Catalogue, 916-918 

Outlook Bld|;r.. Columbus, Ohio. 
Clarence E. Woods, Zeta, Grand H<>corder and Ed. Delta, Biobmond, Ky. 


Grand Counselor: A. Miller Belfield, Beta Zeta, 1862 Monadnnck Big., 
Chicago. [To whom submit ALL questione of law direct.] 

Grand Historian : Walter J. Sears, Nu and Beta NU, Chillicothe, O. 

Grand Chaplain: Rev. Wm. M. Walton, Alpha. Indianapolis, Ind. 

Chairman Song Book Committee: Clarence W. Murphey. Lambda, 227 St 
Charles Street, New Orleans. 


First Division 
Inspector, Horace E. Sibson, Gamma Theta, 6719 German town, Ave., Phila. 

PI.— 1884, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.— T. G. Snable, 66 Church 

Street, or Sigma Nu House. 
BetaRho.— 1894, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia— H. M. Fetterolph. 

Sigma Nu House, 8808 Walnut. 
Beta Sigma.— 1898, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.— Geo. F. Reed, 

Converse Hall. 
Gramma Delta.— 1900, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J.— 

L. A. Hamilton, Sigma Nu House, 1004 Bloonmeld Street. 
Gamma Epsilon.- 1900, LaFayette College, Easton, Pa.— E. H. Schwartz. 
Gamma Theta.— 1901, Cornell University, J Ithaca, N. Y.— L. G. Sylvester, 

111 Osmun Place, Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Psi— 1906, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 

Second Division 
Inspector, J no. W. Clifton, Xi and Sigma, Nashville, Tenn. 

Sigma.— 1886, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.— A. W. Christian, 

2008 W. Broad ; Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Iota.— 1902, State College of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.— S. T. 

Baer, South Broadway Inn. 

Third Division 
Inspector, James W. Harris, Eta, Cuthbert, Ga. 

Mu.— 1873, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.— C. S. Bryan, 919 Beese 

Street, Sigma Nu House. 
Theta.— 1874, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.— W. H. Naugher, 

University Postofflce. 
Iota.— 1879, Howard College, East Lake, Alabama.— W. T. Bell, Jr. 
Kappa.— 1881, North Georgia Agricultural College, Dahlonega, Ga.— W. S. 

Eta.— 1884, Mercer University, Macon, Ga.— R. M. Underwood. 
XL— 1884, Emory College, Oxford, Ga.— Kemp Malone, Sigma Nu House. 
Beta Theta.— 1890, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala.— Dexter 


Qamma Alpha.— 1896, QeorgU School of Teoh]iolog7, Atlanta, Ga.— GbMk 


Fourth Division 

Inspector, Harry B. Marsh, Beta Zeta, 116 Illinois St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Epsllon.— 1888, Bethany College. Bethany, W. Va.— H. A. Shafer. 

Beta Beta.— 1890, De Pauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.— D. A. 

Bollinger, Sigma Nn House. 
Beta Nu.— 1891, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.— R. C. Schroth, Jr., 

2270 N. High, Sigma Nu House. 
Bfto Zeta.— 1891, Purdue University, LaFayette, Ind.— P. R. Glass, Sigma 

Nu House. 
Btti Eta.— 1892, Unlyerslty of Indiana, Bloomlngton, Ind.— J no. H. Rau, 

Sigma Nu House. 
Beta Iota. -1892, Mt Union College, Alliance, Ohio.— Carl Davidson, 1690 

South Union Avenue, or Sigma Nu House. 
Beta Upsllon. — 1895, Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Ind.— R. Wra. 

Johnson, 512 N. 7th St., Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma PL— 1904. University of West Virginia, Morgantown— Harry Fried- 
man, 662 Spruce. 

Fifth Division 
Inspector, Clarence J. Luther, Gamma Beta, 1817 Benson Ave., Evanston, 111. 

Gamma Beta.— 1898, Northwestern University, Evanston, 111.— F. A. Weston, 

1910 Sherman Avenue, or Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Gamma.— 1896. Albion College, Albion, Michigan.— Guy W. Kim- 
ball, 402 Bldwell St., Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Lambda. —1902, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wla— C. P. 

Barker, Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Mu.— 1902, University of Illinois, Champaign, 111.— C. H. Bent, 

Sigma Nu House. 
Gamma Nu.— 1902, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.— C. Lewis 

Green, 916 Oakland Ave., Sigma Nu Ifouse. 
Gamma Rho— 1904, University of Chicago— F. S. Bevan, Sigma Nu House, 

6885 Kim bark Ave. 
Delta Theta.— 1891, Lombard University, Galesburg, 111.— E. A. Linderholm, 

Sigma Nu House. 

Sixth Division 

Insp3ctor, Frank W. Crockett, Beta Mu, Capital State Bank Bldg., Des 

Moines, Iowa. 

Beta Mu.— 1893, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.— Don G. 
Mullan, Sigma Nu House. 

Gamma Sigma— 19U4, Iowa State College, Ames— L. W. Shottwell, 1101 Doug- 
las St. , Sigma Nu House. 

Gamma Tau— 1904, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.— Carroll K. 
Miohener, Sigma Nu House, Box 882. 824 Union St., S. £. 

Seventh Division 
Inspaotor, Riy F. Ruoker, Rho and Gamma XI, Rolla, Mo. 

Nu.— 1884, Kansas State University, Lawrence, Kansaa — H.H. Smith, 1800 
Louisiana Street, or Slgrma Nu House. 

Rho.— 1886, Missouri State University, Columbia, Mo. — E. Roehry, Sigma 
Nu House. 

Beta XL— 1894, William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo.— E. R. Wash, Sig- 
ma Nu House, Postoffioe Box 21. 

Gamma XI.— 1908, State School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla, Mo.— E. R. 
Wash, Sigma Nu House. 

Gamma Omlcron — 1908, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. — Jas. 
Trembath, "The Sigma Nu Tower," W. U. Dormitories. 

BIghth Division 

Inspector, Fred G. Lyons, Phi, 718 Common St , New Orleans. 

Upsllon.— 1886, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.— Bush Waflford. 

Pnl.— 1887, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.— R. G. Boyden, 

Sigma Nu House. 
Beta Phi.— 1888, Tulane University, New Orleans, La.— W. H. Nlcol. 
Gamma Upsllon.— 1904, University of Arkansas, FayetteviUe.— W. Terry 

Field, Sigma Nu House. 


TMInth Division 

Inspector, Charles R. Hay8,Chiand BetaMu, ]837Huiuboldt St., Denver, Ck>l. 

Qsomia Eta.— 1901, State School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.— G. C. Ripley. 

SijniMi Nu House. 
Gamma Kappa.— 1908^ University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.— W. P. 

Nichols, 1119 Broadway, or Sigma Nu House. 

Tenth Division 
Inspector, H. C. Cofifman, Ganmia Chi, ChehsUSt Wash. 

Gamma Chi.— 1896, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.— G. C. Ells- 
bury, University Station, or Si^ia Nu House. 

Gamma Zeta. — 1900, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.— Wm. G. Chandlery 
Sigma Nu House, 883 13th St. 

Gamma Phi.— 1905, University of Montana— E. W. Adam. 

Bleventh Division 

Inspector, Edwin C. Hammer, Beta Psi, 814 Sacramento St. , San Francisco, 


Beta Chi.— 1891, Leland Stanford, Jr., University, Stanford, Cal.— P. F. 

Valentine, Sigma Nu House. 

B«ta Psi.— 1892, University of California, Berkley, Cal.— J. Codrad Rued, 

2417 Bancroft Way, Sigma Nu House. 

Twelfth Division. 

Inspector, John E. Ramsay, Beta Tau, Salisbury, N. C. 

Beta.— 1870, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.— R. B. Heywnrd. 
Lambda.— 1882, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.— P. W. 

Psi.- 1888, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C— C. V. Letton, 

Sigma Nu House. 
Beta Tau-1895, North Carolina, A. & M. College, West Raleigh—. W. N. 



1. Alabama, Birmingham. — Morris Loveman, 311 Chalifaux Bldff. 

2. California, San Francisco.- F. V. Keesling, Mills Bldg, San Francisoo. 
8. Colorado. Pueblo— Willilns O. Peterson, Room 77, Box 1508, Opera 

House Block. 
' 4. Colorado, Denver— Paul Mansfield Spencer, 1837 Humbolt St. 

5. Georgia, Atlanta.— W. L. Kemp. 24 S. Broad St. 

6. Illinois, Chicago.— T. Hood Little, Old Colony Bldg. 

7. Indiana, Indianapolis.- J. R. Rlggs, 836 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, Ind. 

8. Iowa, Davenport— Verner Hayward, 420 Mississippi Ave. 

9. Iowa, Des Moines— B. D. Stevenson. 

10. Kentucky, Louisville.— V. I. Witherspoon, Fidelity Trust Co., 6th St 

11. Kentucky, Shelbyville. —David B. Bell, Scotts Station, Ky. 

12. Louisiana, Baton Rouge— C. K. Fuqua. 

18. Massachusetts, Boston— Grinnell Jones, 18 descent St., Cambridge. 

14. Missouri, Kansas City.— Bixby Willis, 620 N. Y. Life Bldg. 

15. Missouri, St. Louis.— John E. Bishop, 204-8 Laclede Bldg. 

16. New York, New York City.— Jno. S. Parker, 32 Liberty St 

17. North Carolina, Charlotte. —G. H. Chasmar, 606 East Ava 

18. North Carolina, Salisbury. —John E. Ramsay. 

19. Ohio, Columbus.— George Robbins, 38 E. Spring St 

20. Ohio, Cleveland.— Wm. F. Atterholt. 
31. Oregon, Portland.— C. N. Mc Arthur. 

/Si. Pennsylvania, Pittsburg. —J. A. Stewart, 216 Henry Ave., Sewickley, 

98. Texas, Dallas.- A. W. Webb, 407 Slaughter Building. 
94. Washington. Seattle.— H. D. Buchanan, 623 Alaska Bldff. 
96. WisconBln, Milwaukee.— Q. B. aoodwin, 'Bvg. WiaoonAn.*' 


Many inquiries have been received from members having matters requiring 
the attention of men in your profession living in your locality. 

The business card of any member of the fraternity will be entered herein 
for the sum of $1.00 per annum. 

If you read these, others will read yours. 



Borden H. Burr, Theta, 

Robert S. Teague, Theta. 

440 S. Perry St. , Montgomery. 


Greenfield Quarles, Alpha, 

808 Porter St., Helena, Ark. 


Richard M. Sims, Delta, 

711 Taylor St. , San Francisco. 

Thomas Q. Crothers, Beta Chi, 
Mills Bldg. , San Francisco. 

Ed. S. White, Beta Mu, 

Coenen-Anderson Block, Market 
St., Harlan. 


A. Miller Belfield, Beta Zeta, 

Pat. Trade-Marks & Copyrights, 
1256 Monadnock Bldg. , Cnlcago. 

Francis V. Keesling, Beta Chi, 

Christian H. Zillman, Rho, 
1208 Dearborn St., Chicago. 

George B. Goodwin, Gamma Beta, 
812 Home Ins. Bldg., Chicago. 

Richard J. Hopkins, Nu, 

8^2 Ntl. Life Big., Chicaga 


82-84 Mills Bldg., San Francisco. Alvah J. Graham, Nu, 

110 E. 8th Ave., Winfleld. 


Robert S. Ellison, Beta Eta, 

16^ Washington, Col. Springs. 

Ernest L. Williams, G. K. , 

408-10 Kittredge Bldg., Denver. 


William L. Kemp, Mu, 

Gould Big. , Atlanta. 

William B. Stovall, Kappa, 
208 Empire Bldg., Atlanta. 

Robert M. Hitch, Eta, 

Cor. Boy & Bell Sts. , Savannah. 


James W. Noel, Beta Zeta, 

604-6-6 Lemcke Bldg., Indianapo- 


John R. Thomas, Zeta, 

Samuel E. Boys, Beta Kappa, 
702 California St., Soutn Bend. 

Bert J. Engle, Beta Mu, 


ewtoD, Iowa. 

Burr C. Keeler, Beta Mu, 
Cligget. Rule & Keeler, 
Mason City, Iowa. 

Obarlet W. Jonei. Beta Mo, 

M. W. Ripy, Lambda, Louisville Trust 
Co. Bldg., Louisville. 


Edward N. Pugh, Jr., Phi, 

800 Nicholls, Donaldsonville. 


J. J. Vineyard, Lambda, 

926-28 N. Y. Life Bldj . K. City 

John E. Bishop, Rho, 

204-8 Laclede Bldg., St. Louis. 


Norval Speelman, Beta Iota, 


R. Jjee McCulloch, Rho, 


George H. Hunker, Rho, 

Montezuma Club, Las Yegaa 

F. R. Conway, Beta Lftmbda, 
SUtw Oily. 





William B. Jones. Psi, 

217 HUlsboro St., Raleigh. 

Thomas W. Alexander, Beta Tau, 
400 W. Trade St., Charlotte. 


Edward G. Prlngle. Rho, 
604 Grand St., New York. 

Lewis T. Knox, Beta Alpha. 
81 Nassau St., New York. 

Dallas Flannagan, Alpha, 
20 Broad St., New York. 


Charles S. M. Krumm, Beta Nu, 
209^ S. High St., Columbus. 


H. S. Dumbauld, Beta Iota, 
47 £. Main St., Uniontown. 


Albert W. Webb, Lambda. 

407 Slaughter Bldg., Dallas. 

Harry R. Dnndies, Upsilnn. 

211 N. Texas Big., Dallas. 

P. W. Brown, Uj^ilon, 
236 Pine St. , Palestine 


[ngardner, L 
Augusta St., Stanton. 

Rudolph Bumgardner, Lambda, 
206N. - - 

J. L. Floyd, 

16-16 Eagle Block, Canton . 

Wm. P. Atterholt, Beta Iota, 
402 American Trust Building, 

James L. Heard, Beta, 
101 Main St , Norfolk. 


Frank D. Allen, Beta Chi, 

604 Rookery Bldg. , Spokane. 

Carl L. Clemans, Chi, 

Walter E. Myers, Beta Iota, 

041 Soc. for Sav. Bldg., Clevel'd. John H. McDaniels. Beta Chi, 

810 Fidelity Bldg. . Taooma. 
OKLAHOMA ^ ^__1 ' 

H B. Martin, Nu, 
481 D St, Perry. 

Raymond Lloyd, Beta Alpha, 
61-2 Star-Boyd Blk., Seattla 



Frederick F. Plllet, Phi, 


aterson. Beta ^ 
Hotel, Colorado Springs. 

HaiTjr T^Paterson, BetalJpsilon, 


Charles Cottingham, Beta Zeta, 
1106 N. Walnut St, Danville. 


Frank J. Jumper, Beta Upsilon, 
Pressed Steel Car Co. , Allegheny. 


John Carmiohael, Lambda, 
Mt Airy. 


George S. Long, Phi, 

106 N. Adams St, Vicksburg 


Alonzo L. Ware, PI, 

201 E. Main St, Tuokerton. 


Robert E. Fields, Beta Chi, 
812 S. K St, Taooma. 


Edward S. Smith, Beta Mu, 

487 Milwaukee St, MUwaukee. 



A. L. Coffroan & Co , 

Real Estate & Investment Brokers, 

Fire Insurance, Rentals, 

Ghehalifl, Washington. 





Hairy K. Fish, Beta Psl, 

230 Devisadero, San Francisco. 


Harry 6. Blarsh, Beta Zeta, 

8 W. Market St. , Indianapolis, 

Paul F. Williams, Beta Zeta, 

6716 Washington Ave. , Chicago. 


Charles E. Canfleld, Beta Sigma, 
77 First St., Plttsfleld. 


Charles W. Startsman, Beta Ma 
P. O. Box 16, Ampere. 



John E. Strachan, Beta Psi, Charles E. Rowe, Pi, 

Care Union "Iron Works, 23 Mar- Care B. & M. Smelter, Qreat FallAi 
ket St. , San Francisco. 


Ernest Medlng, Gamma Delta. ^"T/^L^T^llViS.™?!,^^^^ ^^^^' 

126 N. Ca^e Ave., Col. Springs. ^^"^ Raleigh, Buflfalo. 


James Robt.Riggs, Zeta&B. Upsilon, Charles O. Woods, Pi, 

836 N. 7th St. , Terre Haute. fJhainht»rshiiPflr. 


Edmund P. Jump, Pi, 

Easton or Sparrows Point. 



George H. Likert, Beta Upsilon, 
1^04 Ferguson St., Cheyenne. 



Howard B. Close, Gamma Delta, 

1416 Broadway, N. Y. City. 



H. R. Plate, Beta Chi, 
Lake City. 


Howard L. Squires, Beta Psi, 
42i Hill St., Los Angeles. 


W. K. Mallette, Beta Zeta, 
7216 Yale Ave., Chicago. 

Rea Edward Blaynard, Beta Chi. 
P. O. Box 721, Honolulu. 


Robert E. Horton, Gamma Gamnuiy 
Hydraulic Engineer, 75 Arcade 
Bldg., Utica. 


Ernest H. Denicke, Beta Psi, 
Box 192, Germiston. 



Wm. T. McCarthy, Pi, 
12 Court St., Brooklyn. 


John E. Ramsay, 

Bell Block, SalUbary, V. 0. 




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Entered April 28, 1906, at Frankfort, Ky, Postoffice a« Second Clnsa Mail Matter 

Under Act of Congreis of March 8, 1879. 

Pabliahed Quarterly— Aug. 15th, Not. 16th, Feb. 15th, and May 15th, for the Fraternity 



C. B. WOODS, Editor, Richmond, Ky. 

VOL. 23 FEBRUARY 15, 1906. NO. 2 

FrankforU Ky.: 



Alumni Personals 

Ahimni Chapters— Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, DesMoines, Kansas 

City, PittsburR, Portland, Pueblo, Salisbury 

Beta Revived at University of Va 108 

Can We Learnt-'— K. E. Marker 

Col. Rudolph Bumgardner, A Sketch 

Collegiate Football Records 

Comments on Pierson (D. K. E. ) Tragedy 

Coon Hunt Described in "Dog Latin" 



E. Pluribus Unum— Which one?— Steward 

Football Lyrics, Poem 

Thos. Brooks Fletcher, A Sketch 

First Division Convention 

Greek News 

Grand Chaplain Walton, A Sketch 

Ideal Student's Ideal— Oaillard 


Phi Delta Theta's Historian Reviews Us 

Regent's Reminiscences 

Sad Aflfair— D. K.E.'s Tragic Initiation 

Sigma Nu, Poem— Goodrich 

Twelfth Division Organized— Moses 

Fraternity' Directory 

Business Directory 





Beta 108-106-195 

Bpsllon 151 

Eta— No Letter. 

Theta 788 

Iota 133 









Sigma 180 

Upsilon 181 

Phi 174 

P»i, •. . . . 19J 


Beta Beta 140 

BetaZeta. ........ 141 

Bota Eta 146 

Beta Thc!ta 131 

Beta lota 141 

Beta Mu ........ 1 6 

Beta Nu 188 

HetaXi J69 

Beta Rho liT 

BetaSignia 124 

Beta Tau 190 

Bet« Upsilon 139 

Beta Phi 177 

Beta Chi 1«» 

Beta Psi Ifc9 


Alpha 137 

Betrf 188 

Gamma .... 150 
Delta— No Letter. 
Bp8ilon ... 125 

Zeta 187 

Eta 188 

Thcta 129 

Iota . . . 
Kappa ■ . 
Lambda . 
Mu . . . 
Nu. . . . 
Xi . . . . 
Pi ... . 
Rho. . . 

. 182 

. 188 

. 156 

. 152 

. <61 

. 171 

. 170 

. 147 

. 155 

Sigma 167 

Upsilon . . . 

Chi *!.*;.* 

Delta Theta. 


V^QX^^f<^Qj^yo\.U'l. Feb. IS,19Q6 


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PobllBhed Qosrlorlr -Aug. 15th. Not. 15th, Feb. 15th, and May 16th. for the FnternltJ 


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Aid For Our Earthquake Sufferers— A Call 874, 

A Little Talk-B. B. Wilson, Ky 

Alumni Personals 

Alumni Chapter Letters- 
Colorado, and ^ignaturPE— Spencer 886, 

Kansas City-Willis 

Lor Angelefi,— Foote 

Morrison, 111.— Kay 

Schenectady, N. Y.— Downer 

St. Louis, and Signatures 

Chicago Chapter's Bowling Trophy 


Directory and Chapter List 


Earthquake at Stanford University- Valentine •. . . .SfiO, 

Earthquake Letters. Beta Chi 200, 361, 863, 874, 876, 

Earthquake Letters, Beta Psi 820. 362, 

Eathquake Letters, Inspector Keesling 874, 

Earthquake Description, By A Freshman 

Fifth Uivlsiun Convention- Cook, Baker, Monroe 842, 

Founder Hopkins' Letter 

Founder Hopkins' Wife's Death 

Greek News 

Indiana Globe Trotter's Fine Letter— Metzger 

Man With Many Honors, Hendricks 


Sixth Division Banquet & Convention— Solenberger 

Syracuse Movement, History— Sch worm 

Syracuse Chaptt^r Installation— Inspector Sibson 

Syracuse Chapter Installation— Reporter 276, 

Syracuse Chapter Banqueters' Slgnatuies 











Beta an 

Bpsilon 845 

Bta 288, .S21 

Theta— No Letter. 

Iot« 5289 

Kappa— No Lt^ttor. 
Lambda- -No Let i*r. 
Mu— No Letter . 

Nu 812 

Xi ?88 

Pi Ii79 

Rho— No Letter. 

8ifrma *i84 

Upsilon 818 

Phi 814 

Psi -No Letter. 

Beta Beta 298 

B«>ta Zeta. ... . 298 

B«'!t4i Eta— No Letter. 

B<*ta TlH'tn 829 

Beta lota 294 

B<>tAMu 807 

Beta Nu 298 

HetaXi 812 

Beta Rho. . . . ■ • 291, 869 

BetaKlKma 290 

Bet« Tau f28 

Beta UpHilon 296 

Beta Phi 817 

Bt^t^i Chi 321, 3S9 

Beta P8i 820 

Gkunma Alpha 

Gkimma Beta 

Oaxnma Gamma .... 8U7 

Gamma Delta jKO 

Gamma Bpeilon . . . 8B8 

Gamma Zeta 888 

Gamma Bta 818 

Gamma Theta 885 

Gamma Iota ttO 

Gamma Kappa-No Letter. 
Gamma Lambda .... 

G«mma Ma 

Gamma Ka 

Gamma Xi 3gj 

Gkimma Omicron. . . . 888 

Gamma Pi 8F6 

Gamma Rho— No Letter 

Gamma Sigma 888 

(^amma Taa 808 

Gamma Upsilon .... 818 
Gamma Phi— No Letter 

Gamma Chi 888 

Gamma Psi ...'**. M 
Delta Theta 808 


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