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Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, New York, '84, Editor-in-Chief. 
Albert Warren Ferris, M.D., New York, *78. 
Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85 . 

Ellis John Thomas, Williams^ *88, ex-ojfficio. 

William John Warburton. Columbia^ '90. 

Vol. X. NOVEMBER, 1891. No. i. 


Oration before the Fifty-seventh Annual Convention by the Rev. 
W. H. P. Faunce, D. D., Brawn, '80, Pastor of the Fifth 
Avenue Baptist Church, New York. 

Sometimes we make an occasion, and sometimes we are 
made by it. Sometimes we are called together by man or woman 
of rare gifts in speech or song, and the utterance of strong 
thought or pure emotion constitutes in itself an era memorable 
in our mental history. But there are other times, like this to- 
night, when it is the occasion which lifts us, the memorial day, 
the cherished anniversary, which gathering up into itself all 
the significance of a noble past and all the promise of a shining 
future, speaks to us with an eloquence too deep for language 
or even for music. This gathering is itself the truest sym- 
phony, and this assembly is its own oration. If from some 
island-dotted lake, like Lake George, the separating waters 
could suddenly be drained away, we should discover that all 
those islands which now lift their several summits above the 
surface are united below. Superficially divided and distant, 
they preserve an invisible and nether unity. So to-night the 
tides of local interest which flow in and out between these 
various chapters of the one great brotherhood, are drained 
away, and we realize that while we come from all sections of 


the republic we are one in history, in achievement, in aspira- 
tion. So to-night I have not chosen any subject, but the sub- 
ject has chosen me; and I wish to speak to you of ** Frater- 
nity, in its mediaeval and modem aspects/' 

One morning in the year 1209 Pope Innocent III. was pacing 
up and down the Vatican gardens, musing on the expansion of 
his sacred empire. He was of lofty character, wise and gentle, 
resolute and resistless, an ideal Pope, and in him the mediaeval 
papacy reached its apogee. Before him Gregory VII. had 
built up the towering theocratic structure of the church, had 
triumphed over Frederick at Venice and Henry at Canossa, 
and by the crusades had multiplied the power of the church a 
hundred-fold. Innocent had fallen heir to all these vast revenues, 
powers and claims, had already shaken France by the Albigen- 
sian crusade, had deposed John of England, and claimed abso- 
lute authority not only over the church but over the world. 
Never was a man better fitted to substantiate such claims and 
incarnate such authority. As he walked the Vatican garden 
that morning, his striking head, with lofty brow, aquiline nose 
and firm-set mouth, was bowed in thought, and his eagle eye 
turned inward on high concerns of state. Suddenly a man in 
beggarly garments started out from the shrubbery, prostrated 
himself to the earth, laid a document before the Pope and en- 
treated to be heard. In that document was a project for the 
establishment of a great fraternity wide as the church and the 
world. But the Pope, annoyed at the intrusion and repelled by 
the menial appearance of the monk, sent him away in disdain. 
That night Innocent dreamed. He saw a tiny green shoot 
push itself up from the soil and soon become a lofty palm with 
great sheltering branches. The next morning Innocent sent 
for the monk, perceived at once the astuteness of his plan and 
the devotion of his heart, and gave his formal blessing to the 
new order. That insignificant beggar was Francis of Assisi, 
foremost founder of mediaeval fraternities, brightest name in 
his century — ^the man that Dante, years later, in his Paradise, 
saw in glory, and of whom he sang : 

** His joyful air, his loving looks and kind. 
Did holy thoughts in every spirit stir." 

Francis was born in the little town of Assisi in the quiet vale 


of Umbria. His father was a merchant, and the spirit of the 
age was one of intense commercialism. The great cities, 
Venice, Genoa, Milan, were at the height of their power, and 
the whole world was buying, selling and getting gain. Rarely 
has there been so little pity or human sympathy in the world 
as then. Everything was for sale, dignities, crowns, and some- 
times heaven itself. The mutterings of subterranean discon- 
tent were constantly heard, and clouds lowered big on the 
horizon. Right in the midst of this commercial atmosphere 
came Francis, but he cared not for it He grew up fond of 
pleasure rather than business, and his early years are simplv 
the story ot a gay, careless, dashing troubadour, destitute of 
ambition in either trade or church. Plenty of money was 
allowed by his indulgent father, freedom to do as he pleased, 
and with his fine voice, genial temperament fondness for gay 
clothing and good company, he was soon the leader in many a 
nocturnal escapade. He strolled the streets with foreign min- 
strels, singing serenades in the soft Italian evening, keeping 
up the song and' feast until the stars paled in the sunrise — a 
generous, open-hearted cavalier, withal courteous and gentle, 
and free from crime. Thus he lived till the age of twenty-five, 
when only nineteen more years of life remained, 

Yet, underneath all this love of pleasure, was a vein of 
another kind, and sickness brought it to light. Suddenly 
thrown upon his bed, he meditated long and deep, and the gay 
life seemed so hollow and unsatisfying that he longed to find 
something better. In days of convalescence he dragged him- 
self to the window and looked out on the old landscape, but 
all had changed. There was the same soft sky, the wooded 
slopes with vineyards, the stream of Arno, but he saw all in 
strange, new light The sense of longing mingled with a new 
sense of mission. Back to Assisi he came, and then the old, 
wild impulse seized him once more. He made a supper to all 
his old companions, and as master of the revels prolonged the 
feast till all the town was wrapped in slumber. Then down 
the dark stairway the company descended, and came out into 
the hushed air of midnight and walked beneath the glowing 
Italian stars. A sudden silence fell on Francis, and the com- 
pany rallied him on his loss of spirits. ** What is the matter 


with you ?" they cried, '* are you thinking of a wife ?" ** Yes/' 
he answered, '*one more beautiful and rich and noble than 
your imagination can conceive." Was it, as Dante says, the 
mystic bride of poverty, whose vows he took and to which he 
was faithful unto death, or was that new companion a sense of 
mission falling upon him as he caught glimpse of the star- 
depths above and thought of all the woes of earth for which he 
had as yet done nothing ? 

However that may be. this was his last revel. Then began 
that stern repression of self which made his life a standing 
miracle. He always had felt a special dread of leprosy, an in- 
stinctive horror in the presence of that disease. Now he met a 
leper in the street. Tenderly he went to him, ministered to 
his needs, bound up his wounds, and stopped to kiss the leper's 
lips. Then he visited the lazar houses where these poor crea- 
tures were confined. He went from bed to bed stooping to 
most menial tasks and rejoicing to serve the lowest and the 
least. He went to Rome, and at the entrance to St. Peter's, 
exchanged garments with a beggar on the steps, and then sat 
the day through that he might live a beggar's life. 

Then began in his experience what later times would have 
called the wanderjahre — the times of stress and storm, the years 
of varied tasks and visions, when the new apostle was feeling 
after he knew not what, and ** moving about in worlds half re- 
alized." The old church of St. Damian in Assisi needed re- 
pair. Francis seized some bales of cloth from his father's store, 
made off to the fair at Foligno, sold them for a handsome sum, 
and returning forced the money on the reluctant priest. Then 
followed the father's indignation, a tumult was raised, a mob 
ran through the street, and Francis was brought before the 
magistrate. The decision was that the money must be re- 
stored to the father. ''Not only that," cried Francis, "but all;" 
and stripping off the gay clothing of his early manhood, garment 
after garment, he piled them in a heap before the astonished 
magistrate and stood in manhood unadorned. ** I have called 
him father, hitherto, but now I have only God as father, the 
Father which is in Heaven." The simple townfolk were moved 
with pity. Perhaps this young man had broken the law ot the 
State that he might keep the law of God. The bishop was 


struck with admiration, and sweeping forward, he covered 
Francis with his own mantle and claimed him for the church, 
Some months later a band of robbers, prowling through the 
woods in winter, heard a sweet, strange voice singing God's 
praise in the joyous tongue of Francis. They took a willing 
captive, but what could such men make of Francis ? They 
flung him into a ditch filled with snow and passed on their way. 
And Francis passed on his way, wandering from place to place, 
dreaming dreams and hearing voices, relieving the sick and 
preaching peace to all mankind, his clear dark eyes beaming 
with love, and his thin small hands ever open to aid his fellow- 

Soon by mere contagion of enthusiasm he gained a few dis- 
ciples, men who like himself believed in God and felt that the 
times were out of joint When these followers numbered seven, 
he sent them forth to preach peace. *'Go," he said, ** proclaim 
peace to men ; preach repentance for the remission of sins. 
Be patient in tribulation, watchful in prayer, strong in labor, 
moderate in speech, grave in convenation, thankful for bene- 
fits." New disciples followed, and the tender, patient, peace- 
ful spirit of those brown, barefooted friars girded with a rope, 
the symbol of the new order, began to spread. Soon they 
adopted the usual monastic rule, taking the vows of poverty, 
chastity and obedience. Kspecially did they insist on absolute 
poverty. Their very clothing was not their own. They were 
to imitate him who had not where to lay his head. Up and 
down the pleasant valleys of Umbria they moved, gladly losing 
all thmgs, preaching love and peace and calling themselves 
Fratres Minores — or Little Brothers. 

Then, as I have already related, Francis went to the Pope, 
received his sanction, and henceforth the wandering, bare- 
footed monk became the keen-sighted, resolute, but always 
loving and joyous leader of men. From Rome he departed 
marching before his brethren, singing as usual, and proclaim- 
ing peace. 

This new message was a strange note amid the selfishness 
and stem individualism of the time. The poor and the op- 
pressed heard it and rejoiced. The simple hearts that were 
repelled by ecclesiastical grandeur heard it and took courage. 


Men weary of strife heard it and drew near. Men weary of 
the world, satiated with its pleasures, heard it as the shep- 
herds heard the great song that 1,200 years before floated over 

In 1 2 19 the first chapter of the order was held. A great 
assembly of 5, ©00 brethren divided up the world into prov- 
inces, chose a mini-^ter or manager for each province, and then 
disbanding carried the message into remotest lands, Francis 
himself visiting Egypt and penetrating into the presence of the 
astonished Sultan, who let him go as a harmless madman. 
Swiftly the order spread until 200,000 of the Little Brothers 
were enrolled. Expelled from some lands as intruders, they 
sprang up in others, ever increasmg, until to-day its brethren 
are everywhere among civilized nations. 

Not only was the church rescued from its greatest dangers, 
but the most profound, tar-reaching effects were produced in 
every sphere of human thought and endeavor. The funda- 
mental principle of the Franciscan Order was love in action. 
These men were no anchorites, escaping from a world they 
could not conquer. St. Jerome meditating on his skull and 
Simon Stylites standing on his pillar, they would have regarded 
as monstrous perversions of manhood. They were sent into 
the world to capture it by the bloodless weapons of love. A 
tertiary order was established for those who could not renounce 
all earthly possessions, but were willing to pledge themselves 
to aid the Franciscan Order, to restore all property unjustly 
acquired and to live in harmony with their fellow-men. The 
results of this on the peace of Europe can not be estimated. 
For centuries the church had proclaimed, **Thou shalt love the 
Lord thy God ;" Francis now proclaimed through all Europe : 
"Thou shalt love thy neighbor." 

The results on men's conception of nature and so of art we 
still feel. Francis loved everything God had made. The birds 
were his brothers and sisters, and often stopped their singing, 
so say the grave historians, to hear St. Francis preach. Even 
the air and the water he addressed as relatives, and when the 
surgeon applied the cauterizing iron Francis said : " Brother 
Fire, deal gently with me to-day." A new conception of man's 
relation to the material universe sprang up, and Giotto — whose 


picture of St Francis is still seen in the church at Assisi — and 
Fra Angfelico were the heralds of the new dawn. An extraor- 
dinary impulse was thus given to science and to literature. 
Roger Bacon, the forerunner of modem scientific method, en- 
rolled himself as a Franciscan. Duns Scotus, the great philoso- 
pher, was tramed in their schools, and Lope de Vega ended his 
life in the tertiary order ; while the first hymns of Francis gave 
an impulse to the great Dante, who still *' rules our spirits from 
his sceptered urn." 

Another powerful impulse was given to democracy. The 
whole strength of the order was cast against mere sacerdotal- 
ism in religion and against greed in commerce. The power of 
wealth was rebuked by tens of thousands who cared not for it 
Yet the rebuke was one of example only. There was no attack 
on any institution. Francis the democrat was no demagogue. 
He loved equality, and the world saw its power. 

Long after the Franciscan Order bad reached its climax and 
had entered on its period of corruption and decay, its spirit pen- 
etrated the guilds of masons, builders, architects and gold- 
smiths whose work is still our admiration and despair. No 
mere trades-unions were those powerful guilds. The ideal ele- 
ment of St Francis dominated all their work. They sought 
not merely bread and butter, but human brotherhood and 
divine service ; and as they moved from point to point in 
Europe, it was this lofty ideal which gave birth to the great 
paintings of the middle ages, and which reared those cathe- 
drals of clustered columns and fiying arch and mullioned win- 
dow and tapering spire, all wrought by cunning tools into a 
very flying spray of stone, as if a tidal wave had swept over 
Europe and its shapes of dashing foam had hardened into rock 

Such was the characteristic mediaeval fraternitv. I have 
dwelt upon details, because to understand this order is to 
understand all orders of the middle age. The Dominicans 
were more zealous for the deposit of orthodoxy ; the Jesuits at 
a later day insisted especially on the vow of obedience ; the 
various guilds united an art and a trade to their brotherhood. 
But the Franciscan Order dominated all. And in this great 
fraternity we have seen that the foundation was religious, the 


method broadly|humanitarian, and the spirit one of love and 

In modern times we can not thus select one brotherhood 
which dominates all others, both because we stand too near 
our own history to read it, and because our life is too complex 
and varied to admit such supremacy. But the absolute neces- 
sity for the fraternal spirit manifesting itself in outward organi- 
zation was never so great as to-day. The great movement 
toward individualism which sprang into being at the Reforma- 
tion and has produced the three great revolutions of England, 
America and France, is now giving way to a great world- 
longing after unity, and all the troubled stirrings of our age 
are simply the blind gropings of humanity after the realization 
of fraternity. In this age of consolidation and combination, 
isolation is defeat and division is death. The words that Whittier 
sang at the laying of the Atlantic cable have acquired a pro- 
founder meaning in every succeeding year : 

" For lo ! the fall of ocean's wall, 
Space mocked and time outrun ; 
And round the world the thought of all 
Is as the thought of one." 

The man who stands alone to-day will not stand long. The 
man who expects to do any good in this world must join him- 
self to other good men. When I purchase a ticket for the West 
I find on it written : '* Not good if detached." However noble 
an individual life may be, it is not good for much if detached 
from the greater life of humanity. The great movements of 
to-day are social. In the political, the intellectual, the indus- 
trial world, the fact is the same — ^men are reaching toward one 
another, are acquiring a new feeling of interdependence, as if 
all the twigs on a tree should begin to suspect their union in 
the trunk below. The barriers between land and land are 
melting, and the hermit nation becomes the cynosure of the 
East. While South American republics grope after a confeder- 
ation, European sovereigns are exchanging courtesies and 
renewing pacts of peace. The thinkers of the world are com- 
ing closer and learning to recognize the different sides of the 
same shield. The industrial world is a vast array of organiza- 
tions, and every remotest man who handles axe or spad i 


pondering the spectilations of La Salle and Karl Marx. Feder- 
ation and brotherhood with all their blunders and crudities are 
belting the earth, and are bright heralds of the day 

" When man to man the world o'er 
Shall brothers be for a' that" 

And it behooves every man who would be in touch with his 
time, who has at heart the welfare of humanity, to see that 
this great fraternity spirit, stirring as with the first uneasy move- 
ments of a waking giant, shall be so guided that it shall not like 
blinded Samson grind in the prison house, or slay itself in over- 
whelming its enemies, but shall be enabled to achieve its great 
and glorious goal. 

First of all, then, if we would cherish and develop the modem 
fraternity we must strenuously insist on the ideal element. An 
association for advancing the rate of wages only, for de- 
termining the prices of any commodity, for secunng votes for 
a particular candidate, may be an excellent trades union or 
manufacturers' league or political machii.e, but it is not a fra- 
ternity. The chief good and market of man's time is not to 
sleep and feed, and only when we get beyond those necessities 
have we entered the atmosphere of true fraternity. If true 
brotherhood does not demand faith in immortality and a spritual 
universe, it at least demands this faith — that man does not live 
by bread only, that ideal ends are true ones, that love and 
virtue and duty are more real than aught we touch or taste or 
see. Our modern industrial organizations will accomplish little 
till they see this, our varied societies are nothing till they believe 
this. It may be that in many places the cathedral spire has 
l>een replaced by the factory chimney, that the quiet monastery 
has retired before the club, and that the gospel of work is the 
reigning faith. But humanity can no more sail past its ideal 
and spiritual end than it can sail past the north star. 

For this reason the truest fraternity is necessarily one of 
educated men. The mediaeval idea was fraternity apart from 
knowledge and St Francis cared little for books. But the 
noblest fraternity is in the republic of letters. If there be, as 
Cicero said, a commune vinculum among studies, much more is 
there a vincu/um among students, and those who have trod the 
fair field? of knowledge in the same half century can never 


assemble as strangers. The most illustrious man that ever 
bore the name of Delta Upsilon —James A. Garfield — was one, 
who by his earliest years and his latest efforts, insisted on 
education as the only means of reaching the oneness of 
humanity. And when he said that for him a true university 
"would be an old log with Mark Hopkins on one end and 
himself on the other," he was only asserting that genuine edu- 
cation consists not in association with piles of brick and stone 
or portly volumes on crowded shelves, but in the touch of soul 
on soul, in fraternity of spirit in the pursuit of knowledge. 
Genuine fraternity is not produced by self-distrust and ignor- 
ant fear, it is impossible among those whose life is mere ex- 
istence, whether they be found in the ranks of paupers or of 
the pampered sons of luxury ; it is the intelligent union of 
men, who, because they know themselves, realize their need 
of one another. It is the union not of sheep frightened by the 
howl of the wolf, not of twittering sparrows when the hawk is 
poised above, but me union of the water-fowl who move in 
serried columns through the spaces of the sky, whose steady 
wings droop not by day or night, and whose keen eyes dis- 
cern afar the destined goal. 

Moreover, the modern fraternity is opposed to the mediaeval 
in insisting on the value and right use of property. St. Francis 
thought to relieve his brethren from all earthly cares by making 
them poor. In fact, he vastly increased their care, and out of 
that third vow of poverty came the chief dangers and cor- 
ruptions of the order. Supported by others, the* monks were 
often idle, or the endeavor to secure food was a far greater 
burden than the care of great wealth. Soon the Franciscans 
were dreaded as conscienceless beggars, and they became con- 
temptible figures in all mediaeval literature. It may be a noble 
thing to renounce all property — it is a nobler thing to use it 
wisely. How to acquire property has been the problem of the 
ages past; hnw to use it is the problem of to-day. All these 
wild schemes of communism through the centuries have had a 
grand truth within them. To hold property in common pos- 
session may be impossible — to use it for common ends is pos- 
sible, is essential for the future of humanity. Is it not this 
to-day which nationalism and socialism m all their Protean 


fprms are striving after ? Property held in common possession ? 
That is not the goal— no man wants that alone; property used 
for the common welfare, tliis is the imperious call, coming not 
only with the force of a logical conclusion, but with the thrust 
and momentum of an inexorable and resistless demand. How 
shall we attain this lofty Christian Socialism? Not through 
mobs driven together by hunger, not through friars renouncing 
the stewardship divinely imposed, but by men of intelligence 
and heart, who hear the great call of humanity, and give their 
united, persistent, heroic effort to abolish fraud and violence in 
the commercial and industrial arena, to usher in 

••The Parliament of man, the federation of the world." 

Hence freedom is the goal ot fraternity. St Francis had 
once a recalcitrant brother. He called certain of the monks, 
had a grave dug. and laid the obstinate brother in it 
Then the earth was slowlv shoveled in. As it reached his 
chest: "Art thou dead.^" cried Francis; but there was no repent- 
ance. The earth reached his chin, and Francis called again, 
"Art thou dead?" Then the monk submitted. The true fra- 
ternity wants no dead men. **Art thou alive?" it calls to each 
member to-day. 'Art thou alive to the needs of the time, the 
duty of the hour?" Men of character are the men for to-day, 
men who are not slaves of any thing without or within, who 
stand four-square to all the winds that blow, and fear nothing, 
because they know the truth, and that has made them free. 

The mediaeval fraternity mutilated individuality, was often 
ignorant and voluntarily poor ; the modern insists on the de- 
velopment of the individual, on the value of interior expansion 
and exterior acquisition. Shall there ever be a modern apostle 
who shall gather up the warring thoughts and forces of our time 
in one great synthesis, and by some new conception ot life and 
duty fuse the scattered fragments of human endeavor into a 
great community of thought and action ? Shall there yet be 
a master mind who, taking all that the telescope has revealed 
above us and all that the microscope has discovered below us, 
gathering up all the inductions of philology and geology, all 
the principles of political science and of law, all differing creeds, 
theological and industrial and social, shall yet like another 
Newton bring chaos into Kosmos. and like another Kepler an- 


nounce the simplifying laws which bind all jarring movements 
into a celestial harmony? I can not doubt it. Only the great 
mind is needed, and the unity shall be achieved. We are over- 
whelmed to-day by an avalanche of new knowledge. But 
some day we shall master that knowledge, Qombine and fuse 
it and discern the unity of truth and the brotherhood of man. 
Then shall the sundered fragments of humanity come together, 
and the fermenting Genesis of the present pass into the Palin- 
genesis of God. 

I delight to read the words that Matthew Arnold sang as he 
sat beside the grave of his noble father : 

" See, in the rocks of the world 
Marches the host of mankind, 
A feeble wavering line. 
Where are they tending ? A God 
Marshaled them, gave them their goal. 
Ah, but the way is so long ! 
Years they have been in the wild ; 
Sore thirst plagues them, the rocks 
Rising alllround, overawe ; 
Factions divide them, their host 
Threatens to break, to dissolve. 
Ah keep, keep them combined ! 
« • • • • 

Then in such hour of need 
Of our fainting, dispirited race. 
Ye leaders of men, ye appear. 
Radiant with ardor divine I 
Beacons of hope, ye appear I 

m m m m • 

Ye fill up the gaps*in our]fiIes, 
Strengthen the wavering line — 
'Stablisb, continue our march 
On, on to the bound of the waste- 
On to the City of God !" 

As a foreshadowing of that final racial unity I know no finer 
example than the brotherhood in whose name we meet as loyal 
sons to-night True to its ideal foundation, Dikaia Upotheke, 
true to its noble past and its brightening future, it will have 
glorious share in ushering in the greater dawn. Teaching men 
their freedom as individuals and their union in the ideal and 
spiritual ends of life, its work can never die. 



Delivered before the Fifty-seventh Annual Convention. By 
William John Warburton, Columbia, '90. 


Stand we here, and standing listen to the meeting of the tides, 
And the psean of rejoicing thai within the deep abides. 
Tis a meeting of gray pilgrims, turning back to joys of old, 
With the followers in tneir footsteps, seekers after sunset gold. 
After strife to be the foremost, furthest to invade the land, 
Turn they now, life's task accomplished, clinging yet to well- 
worn sand. 
They, where argosies had perished, caught the richest of their 

Flung them far from reach of tempest, landmarks on the time- 
tossed shore. 
Smoothed the furrows, filled the hollows, where relentless feet 

had trod. 
Ere they turned for rest and respite to the bosom of their God. 
And the murmur of their triumph swells the coming billows' 

** Hasten, brothers, to the trial, brothers we have tarried long." 
So the glory of achievement crests with hope the coming tide 
That they go where none may follow, that they win where 

none have tried. 
Lady of the night, who reignest over ebb and over flow. 
Through the music of the heavens canst thou hear the song 

below ? 
Welcome answer, glorious token shines her radiant breast 

upon ; 
*Tis the emblem of our union, loved Delta Upsilon. 

Senectus Retrospectans. 

There are voices all about us, there's a whispering to-night. 
And we strive to learn its message, read its mystery aright. 
There's a murmur from the forest, where the leafless branches 

And the drear sea-winds are calling from the headlands of the 



There are voices from the lonely road and from the lighted 

There's a whispering that the college towers and time-worn 
walls repeat. 

Tell us, Eolus, the message of thy wayward children's song; 

Louder sound the distant voices that from all thy caverns 

As the old man bends to listen to the sobbing of the shore, 

Comes on unseen wings a murmur of the days that are no more. 

Tis no lullaby of childhood, none of boyhood's younger lays, 

But a strain from some old chorus of departed college days. 

Alma Mater, Alma Mater, can not life be backward rolled. 

And its tale begin anew before the latest words are told? 

Then the years were beacon-lighted hills that pointed on to 
fame — 

Not to linger and look backward, when one's youth was but a 

Almost lost the lessening echoes, bells that once have joyful 

When the chilly autumn breezes sigh the withered leaves 

Yet, once more in college shadows, men may drink the long- 
sought draught, 

And the pitying wind of memory cherished years will back- 
ward waft. 

Then again in dreams they'll ramble 'neath the well-remembered 
elms ; 

Think of life as but a playtime, know not grief that over- 
whelms ; 

Bend beside the studious taper, delving deep in learnings 
store ; 

That their life-work may be grander than was ever man's before ; 

Struggle for Olympic laurels, tight their play-fights o'er again. 

Learning well to breast the battles Hhat the world arrays for 

Came there bitter disappointment, sorrow, longing after rest — 

Lacked a brothers's arm to lean on, sympathetic hands that 
pressed ? 

All the well-remembered faces, faces radiant with good cheer, 


Where Death's flowers have long time fallen, sodden by Novem- 
ber's tear. 

Hard for ag^ to watch cloud-castles, binding mem'ry's well- 
dried sheaf ; 

Distant seems the stars' fair promise, watching through a veil 

of griefl 


Comrades mine, there comes a strong wind, beating back the 

wing^ of night. 
Drying tears upon our faces, lest they dim the promised light; 
Calling ever to look forward; in the burden of its song, 
Crying, "Faintheart, be not weary;" crying, '*Valiant heart, 

be strong;" 
Crying, when life's work is ended, "Get thee, ebb-tide to thy 

In the ocean of God's comfort, in the bosom of the blest. " 
But it sends the coming billows higher, higher on the shore, 
Chanting still of hope and promise in their brave, resistless 

Startled as by herald trumpet, greyshod dawn comes to the 

Comes to greet the sea-cliff pines, held high aloft like banners 

One pale star yet feebly beckons, though night's latest sands 

have run. 
Does it sigh Memmto mart at the glad feast of the sun? 
Young and old; we watch its gleaming till it die away in 

For it points us ever upward, onward to our trysting place. 


Delivered before the Fifty-seventh Annual Convention, by 

George R. Mathews, Adeiberi, '84. 

Every organization which shows a genetic development is 
the embodiment of one or more fundamental principles. If 
these principles can be ascertained, they will give an epitome 
of the organization. The principles upon which Delta Upsilon 
was founded are expressed in the mottoes — Ouden Adelon and 


Dikaia Upotheke — principles of openness and fairness. They 
have ruled from the first, and to its adherence to them the Fra- 
ternity owes its growth and the high character of its member* 
ship. It is eminently fitting that one of the founders of the Fra- 
ternity was Justice Stephen J. Field, of the Supreme Court of the 
United States. In him, as a member of that body which voices 
the highest and purest sense of justice of the people of the 
United States, is exemplified in an eminent degree i he founda- 
tion principle on which Delta Upsilon rests — Dikaia Upotheke 
— justice our foundation. When, therefore, Delta Upsilon is 
called upon to give an account of itself, it points to its badge, 
its motto and its Constitution; and, throwing aside all secrecy, 
bids men see for themselves what its principles and objects 
are. It points with confidence to the character of its member- 
ship as the guaranty that its principles are not dead but throb- 
bing with life. It says to all inquirers, come and see what we 
aim at and what we have accomplished. We have no pass- 
word but that of noble character, no grip but that of trans- 
parent purpose, no constitution but that built upon justice as our 
foundation. It is open to the inspection of all, according to 
the motto of the fraternity — Ouden Adelon — nothing secret 

But some may say : The so-called secret societies are to-day 
no more secret than Delta Upsilon. Why then, have a non- 
secret as opposed to a secret fraternity ? The secret societies 
were first in the field, why oppose them ? Without entering 
upon a discussion of the merits or demerits of the secret soci- 
eties as they exist to-day, one may fairly ask — what good is 
accomplished by secrecy which is not attainable without it ? 
Is a secret league necessary to oppose and thwart some hidden 
foe, or is secrecy its only safeguard for some great truth whose 
very life would be threatened were it unveiled to the eyes of 
all men ? If the truth would be helpful to mankind at large, 
why guard it so jealously ? Or, have we here a case of an 
esoteric doctrine, so pure, so lofty, so far above the compre- 
hension of the man of average intelligence, partaking so much 
of the ineffable essence of spiritual reality, that it can be re- 
vealed but carnal only through the mystic symbols of Greek 
letters and a badge? To ask the question is to answer it mthe 


What are the real reasons for fraternities in college ? Are 
they not organizations of kindred spirits for the promotion of 
good-fellowship, the interchange of friendly offices, for mutual 
help, counsel and encouragement, and, above all, for the de- 
velopment of a sturdy morality ? Is secrecy necessary or even 
desirable in the pursuit of these ends ? Is it not rather a hin- 
drance to frank good-fclio\%'ship and mutual assistance based 
upon justice ? Does it bind men together for noble purposes, 
or is it not rather, unless forced upon them by stress of circum- 
stances, a cloak lor something trivial or ignoble ? Silence and 
reserve are often needtul, but not secrecy as a principle of or- 
ganization and a bond ot fellowship. But enou^^h. Non-se- 
crecy, as to the constitution, principles and objects of an asso- 
ciation needs no justification. Secrecy does. 

The origin of Delta Upsilon may be traced to the organiza- 
tion of the Social Fraternity in Williams College, in the autumn 
of 1834. It consisted of thirty men, ten from each of the three 
lower classes. It aimed to promote social and literary ends, 
and opposed the two secret societies, which, through long 
possession of power, h:id become overbearing and tyrannical 
and had been condemned by the faculty. 

At first the object of scorn and contempt, the Social Frater- 
nity soon won its way, by hard work and manly living, to 
respect and esteem. 

By 1838 it had eighty-two members. In 1838 there was 
organized in Union College a society called the Equitable 
Union. It was anti-secret and arose, as did the Social Frater- 
nity, at Williams, as a protest against the abuses of the secret 
societies. By 1847 anti-secret societies had sprung into being 
at Amherst and Hamilton colleges also, and on the loth of 
November, 1847, a convention of these four societies was held 
and the name Anti-Secret Confederation was adopted. The 
spirit of this first convention shines through the following utter- 
ances of its members. They were convinced that the ** evils 
resulting from secret societies are such as can be suppressed 
only by action combined with principle ;" that ** no class of 
students should be invested with factitious advantages ;" that 
'•all should be placed upon an equal footing in running the 
race of honorable distinction," and that *' the only superiority 


worth acknowledging is the superiority of merit," Other socie- 
ties joined this confederation. 

In May, 1858, the Anti-Secret Confederation adopted the 
present badge, and in 1864 was formally resolved into the 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity. 

Its active opposition to the secret societies has ceased, chiefly 
because they have changed; but the fraternity is still non- 
secret, and is characterized by adherence to its old principles of 
purity and manliness, and by its emphasis upon * 'plain living 
and high thinking." 

During the year 1882 the Executive Council was founded, 
with power to grant charters to such new chapters as the fra- 
ternity decided to establish, to look after the finances of the 
fraternity, and to take general direction of its affairs, subject 
to the fraternity assembled in convention. This council is the 
expression of the growing fraternity spirit, as distinguished 
from the individualistic spirit fostered by exclusive devotion to 
his own chapter. It aims to consolidate the different branches 
and weld them into one harmonious whole. With its head- 
quarters in New York city, it offers a meeting-ground for rep- 
resentatives of different colleges, where one's private and in- 
dividual claims may be merged in a catholic zeal for the 

At the beginning no badge was worn, but. in 1837, one was 
adopted by the Williams society, consisting of a square golden 
key, on one side of which were the words: Social Fraternity, 
and on the other the motto of the society, Ouden Adelon — 
nothing secret. The Equitable Union of Union College chose 
a badge in 1838. It had the Williams motto, but not the key. 
Years of discussion followed. The key was adopted and worn 
by many. But some ot the societies had badges of their own. 
There was no uniformity. The principle of Slates rights was in 
the ascendant. In 1858 the present badge was agreed upon. 
The centrifugal chapters turned into centripetal ones. The 
principle of States rights gave way to that of centralization, and 
to-day the Fraternity is unified and harmonious, with a common 
badge, a common motto, a common constitution, common 
principles and aims. 

As the expression of this solidarity several publications have 


appeared. Besides catalogues, reports of conventions and 
song-books, there was the semi-annual magazine known as Our 
Record, It appeared in 1867, and was followed by the Unwer- 
stiy Rariew, a quarterly, begun in 1870. This magazine died 
after a brief existence. In 1882 appeared the first number of 
the Delta Upsilon Quarterly, which is now the recognized organ 
of the Fraternity. 

In his first lecture **A11 Heroes and Hero-Worship," Thomas 
Carlyle says, in defining the relation of great men to universal 
history. ''For, as I take it, Universal history, the history of 
what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the 
history of the great men who have worked here. They were 
the leaders of men, these great ones : the modelers, patterns, 
and in a wide sense creators, of whatever the general mass of 
men contrived to do or attain; all things that we see standing ac- 
complished in the world are properly the outer material result, 
the practical realization and imbodiment of thoughts that dwelt 
in the great men sent into the world; the soul of the whole world's 
history, it may justly be considered were the history of these." 

We may say that the history of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity 
is summed up in the lives of a few of its eminent members. 
Its adherence to right, justice and openness is illustrated in the 
person of Stephen J. Field, an Associate Justice of the Supreme 
Court of the United Slates. As a lover of fairness and free 
play, it points to the writings of the Hon. David A. Wells on 
political economy. Us courage in meeting opposition, and its 
willingness to fight for its principles and to cut its own way to 
distinction, shine out in the career of General James A. Gar- 
field. Its strong practical bent, its emphasis upon scholarship, 
its energy in the pursuit of high and helpful aims, are typified 
in the lives of David Starr Jordan and E. Benjamin Andrews, 
the presidents of Leland Stanford and Brown universities ; the 
careers of the Rev. Dr. William Eliot Griffis, the Rev. Dr. Josiah 
Strong and the Rev. George Washburn, the President of Robert 
College, Constantinople, are typical examples of scores of lives 
which have embodied and adorned those high and holy princi- 
ples of service, of devoted learning, of unselfish struggle tor 
the betterment of mankind which Delta Upsilon has ever pro- 
claimed and fostered. 



May loyalty to these principles be, in the future, as it has 
been in the past, the characteristic and the ambition of every 
member of Delta Upsilon ! 


The Fifty-Seventh Convention was held with the Harvard 
chapter on the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth of November. 
It was in every respect a great success. There were more 
delegates present than at any previous convention. A larger 
amount of business was transacted than has been accomplished 
for years. The banquet with which the proceedings closed 
was the largest in the history of Delta Upsilon. Thus from the 
point of view of the whole Fraternity the Convention was a 
marked success. In the aspect which bore more directly upon 
the Harvard chapter it was no less fortunate. The chapter 
WMth a modesty befitting its youth, had doubted its ability to 
handle so large an affair and to entertaift its guests in a man- 
ner worthy of the occasion. The chapter had considered with 
anxiety the possibility that this first gathering of a Greek letter 
fraternity under the shadow of Harvard might have the effect 
of weakening its own position in the University. In the event 
these doubts have proved groundless. The chapter roused it- 
self to meet the difficulties which confronted it, and the effort, 
by bringing out its latent energy and teaching it to know its 
own strength, proved a blessing in disguise. In the University, 
moreover, the chapter has come to occupy a more prominent 
place than before. 

The impression which the Convention made on Harvard from 
the President down was distinctly favorable ; the chapter has 
gained greatly from this publication of its connection with so 
honorable a fraternity. Although it may be impossible for the 
fraternity ideal to gain such power in Harvard as it has else- 
where, yet it is certain that the effect of such an object lesson 
as the recent convention can not be effaced. 

The Convention was to have been held on the 28th, 29th and 
30th of October. The proximity of the Massachusetts elections 
made a postponement of two weeks desirable. By Monday, 
November 9th, the delegates had begun to arrive, and on Wed- 


nesday morning the quota was almost complete. ' The head- 
quarters of the Convention were in the new Copley Square 
HoteU on the Back Bay. The visitors were thus in a position 
to see the best that the dtv affords in the way of churches, pub- 
lic buildings and residences. The meetings of the Convention 
were held in the hotel by which arrapgement much time was 

The first session of the Convention was called to order at 
half-past ten Wednesday morning by Active President Cook, 
Harvard^ '82. William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, 69, offered 
prayer. The address of welcome was then given by one of the 
senior delegates from Harvard, Brother Blake of Columbia re- 
plied for the visitors m a bright speech. After the appoint- 
ment of committees and the necessary business of organiza- 
tion, the question of the admission of new chapters was 
broached. The most important case was that of the Nu Chi 
Society of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the 
members of which were awaiting in their rooms the result of 
the deliberations of the Convention. After some discussiou it 
appeared that the delegates were not all ready to decide at 
once, and accordingly the matter was made a special order for 
the afternoon session. During the noon intermission many of 
the delegates called upon the Tech men at their society rooms. 
The latter can congratulate themselves on accomplishing by 
personal magnetism what the arguments of their allies had 
failed to compass, for, in the afternoon, the delegates from op- 
posing chapters arose in succession and amid applause with- 
drew the objections of their respective, chapters to the admis- 
sion of Technology. Thereupon the Nu Chi Society became the 
M. I. T. Chapter of Delta Upsilon. 

The remainder of the afternoon meeting was devoted to the 
Constitution. President Cook retired from the chair and Vice- 
President Tryon presided with diginty and grace through the 
somewhat trying session. 

After dinner the delegates, with the members of the newly 
admitted Tech chapter, took special electric cars for Cambridge. 
At Harvard Square they were met by the Harvard chapter. A 
line was formed and the procession marched through the mud 
to Sanders' Theatre — the large auditorium of the University. 


Here the delegates occupied seats on the floor during the exer- 
cises, the galleries being thrown open to the general public. 
William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69, offered the invocation. 
Active President Frank Gay lord Cook, Harvard, '82, presided, 
and first introduced the Historian, George R. Mathews, Adelberi^ 
'84. William J. Warburton, Columbia, '90, then read an excel- 
lent poem. He was followed by the Orator, the Rev. W. H. P. 
Faunce, Brawn, '80, who in an eloquent address presented the 
the subject of ** Fraternity ; Its Mediaeval and Modern Aspects," 
which will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Quarterly. 

After the exercises the delegates marched from the theatre to 
the rooms of the Harvard ch3,\>iQi, where the twenty-seven men, 
comprising the new Tech chapter, were initiated by the Execu- 
tive Council. Refreshments were afterward served. 

Thursday morning was devoted to the revision of the Con- 
stitution, which was entirely finished, with the exception of 
the Preamble. In the afternoon carriages took the delegates 
from the hotel across the new bridge to Cambridge, After look- 
ing about the University the ride was continued through 
Brighton and Brookline to Chestnut Hill Reservoir, and thence 
by the Boulevard to Boston. The afternoon was glorious — 
clear, sunny, and not too cool. The air was fresh after a rain 
on the day before, and Boston was undoubtedly at its best. 

In the evening the Convention received a kind invitation 
from Mr. Richard Mansfield to witness the performance of his 
new play, Nero, at the Globe Theatre. An arrangement had 
already been partially made to attend the same play. Mr. 
Mansfield's invitation* could be accepted only in part. The 
delegates were car/ied to the theatre in special cars. They, 
with visitors and members of the Harvard chapter, occupied a 
block of one hundred seats in the centre of the house. Mr. 
Mansfield's courtesy was recognized by liberal applause, espe- 
cially at the end of the fourth act, when an immense basket of 
roses and chrysanthemums went over the footlights, bearing 
the compliments of Delta Upsilon. After the play Mr. Mans- 
field received his guests on the stage. The Delta U.'s were in- 
troduced to their host by President Cook, after which there 
were some tremendous cheers for Mr. Mansfield. To this Mr. 
Mansfield responded in a graceful speech, which brought forth 

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great applause and more cheering. Altogether the theatre 
party was one of the decidedlj pleasant features of the Con- 

Fridaj morning the delegates assembled with a feeling of re- 
lief that the great work, the Constitution, was at last disposed 
oL The Preamble was easily revised, and the Convention 
turned to the pleasanter task of electing ofhcers and passing 
votes of thanks. 

Promptly at twelve-thirty the Convention ^^djourned to the 
steps of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where a 
photographer was waiting. Two very good views of the party 
were obtained. After lunch a short session was held to tinish 
up the uncompleted business, and at three-thirty the Conven- 
tion adjourned sm€ dit. 

But the great events were yet to come. At five o clock the 
Harvard chapter received its friends at the Vendome in honor 
of the Convention. About four hundred were present in all 
and the reception proved to be a delightfully informal and 
therefore highly enjoyable aifair. The matrons were, Mrs, 
Clement L. Smith, Mrs. George F. Arnold, Mrs. Thomas F. 
Patterson, Mrs. J. P. Jordan, Mrs. L. W. Morse, Mrs, J. Howard 
Nichols and Mrs. Edward Potter. The reception lasted until 
seven. At eight the guests for the banquet began to arrive and 
a half hour later nearly two hundred and forty of them filed 
into the great dining room of the Vendome. The Rev. George 
R. Mathews, Addbert, '84, offered prayer and the banquet 
opened with gfreat dignity. Silence had not had time to become 
noticeable when it was broken by nine ringing Vahs for Har- 
vard. These were quickly followed by cheers for other col- 
leges and for Delta U. 

One of the most effective of the latter was ** D. U., I)61ta U., 
D61ta Upsil6n !" given rapidly. The MiddUhury men gave a 
vigorous "Mid, Mid, Middlebury, Rah, Rah, Rah!" which 
awakened the laughable response of "Goose, Goose, Goose- 
berry, Rah, Rah, Rah 1" 

The shouting came to an end as President Cook arose and, 
after congratulating the Convention on its admirable showing, 
introduced William Guild Howard, Harvard, '91, as Magisier 
BibmdL Brother Howard is /acile princeps among toastmasters, 


and kept things moving rapidly during the rest of the evening. 
He read letters of regret from the Hon. Daniel S. Lament, 
Union, '72 ; the Hon. David A. Wells, WilUiams, '47, who was 
represented by his son, David D. Wells, Harvard, '93; the Hon. 
W. H. H. Miller, Hamiltm, *6i; theHon. Redfield Proctor; Presi- 
dent, E. B Andrews, D. D., LL.D., Brown, '70, and others. 
The speeches of Dr. Griffis, Dr. Gifford, Miron J. Hazeltine 
and George R. Mathews were very inspiring. A feature of the 
banquet was the Convention song written by David D. Wells, 
Harvard, '93, and swng by William J. H. Strong, Harvard. '93. 
The poems of David Saville Muzzey. Harvard, '93, and Hugh 
McCulloch, Jr„ Harvard, '91, were received with great applause, 
and deserve places in the literature of the Fraternity. The 
toast card, which as an example of classical learning and a 
model of elegant Latinity may be recommended to the attention 
of the^ia minima natu, was as follows : 


Rex CoNvivii. 


Arbiter bibendi. 


Hoc ordine dicturi sunt. 

I. Salutatio a PRAEsmE HABrrA, . . Hon. Daniel S. Lament, 

Union, '72. 
Earn us, 
Quo ducit gula. 

II. De Fraternitate, William Elliot Griflis, D. D , 

Rutgers, '69. 
Nam vetus verbum hoc quidem'st 

Communia esse amicorum inter se omnia. 

III. De Rebus Publicis, . Hon. David A. Wells, LL. D., D. C. L., 

Williams, '47. 
Justum et tenacem profx>siti virum 

Non civium ardor prava jubentium 

Non vultus instantis tyranni 

Mente quatit solida neque Auster. 

IV. Carmen, .... />«/, David Dwight Wells, /fervflr*/, '93. 

Cantabit. William James Henry Stror g. 

Harvard, '93. 
Cithara crinitus Jopas 

Personat aurafa, docuit quem maximus Atlas. 


V. De Vita Bbata, Miron J. HazelUne, 

AmM^rst^ *5I. 

Nej^hgens, ne qua populus laboret, 
• Parce privatus nimium cavere: 

Dona prsesentis cape laetus horae et 
Linque severa. 

VI. I>E Matre Featernitatis, William B. Greene, 

Williams, '93. 
Facile Princeps. 
VII. De Sodalibus Illustribus, . . Rev. Horace G. Underwood,, 

Ntw York, »8i. 
Stat sua cuique dies; breve et iireparabile tempus, 
Omnibus est vitae; sed £amam extendere £actis 
Hoc virtutis opus. 

VIII. De Puella Pulcherrim a, Hugh McCullocti, Jr., 

Harvard, '91 . 
lUam, quicquid agit, quoquu vestigia ilectit 
Componit furtini subsequiturque decor. 
IX. De Institutione Oratoris, .... Orrin P. Giflord, D.D., 

Brawn, '74, 
Fac tantum incipias, sponte desertus ens. 

X. De Arte PoETiCA, William J. Warburton, 

Columbia, *90. 
Stulta est dementia, cum tot ubique 
Vatibus occurras, peritnras parccre charts. 

XI. De Historia, George R. Blathew:?, 

Adalbert, '84. 
Historia testis temporum, lux veritatis, vita 
Memoriae, magistra vitae, 

XII. PoEMA ,leget, David Saville Muzzey, 

Harvard, '93. 
Aut insanit homo, aut versus facit. 

XIII. De Filia Minima Natu, Louis Derr, 

Technology, '92. 
Reddere qui voces jam scit puer et pede certo 
Signat humum, gestit paribus conludere. 

XIV. De Contione Proxima, Charles A. Merrill, 

Hinc tibi copia Colby, '92. 

Manabit ad plenum benigno 
Ruris honorem opulenta comu. 

XV. De Negotiis Confectis, Robert Moras I>»vett, 

Harvard, *g2. 
Cur non ut plenus vitae conviva recedis 
Aequo animoque capis securam stulte quietem ? 

The last notes of **Fair Harvard" died away at half-past 
two, and with cheers for Harvard and Delta U., and a general 


handshake, the revelers dispersed for the remainder of the 
night. The next day a few of the visitors attended the foot- 
ball game at Cambridge, but in spite of the pleadings of the 
Harvard men none could be induced to prolong their stay over 
Sunday. And thus the Fifty-seventh Convention came to an 

In looking back over one of the most brilliant conventions 
ever held by Delta Upsilon, and analyzing the causes of its 
success, the influence of the environment should first be noted. 
Boston makes a mag^nificent background for any gathering, 
and for Delta Upsilon its situation is particularly favorable. 
With one chapter actually in the city limits, two others distant 
but a half-hour's journey, and with Brown, Amherst, Williams 
and Colly all within striking distance, Boston is a natural Delta 
U. centre. The fact that the attendance at the late Convention 
was larger than on any previous occasion should bring Delta 
Upsilon to the Hub more frequently than in the past. 

The success of the business part of the Convention was due 
in no small degree to the skillful manner in which President 
Cook presided. It is only just to say that there was scarcely a 
moment wasted from the roll-call to the adjournment. In the 
revision of the Constitution, which was the important work of 
the Convention, the efforts of Brothers Thomas and Fairbanks, 
and of the other graduate representatives present, were of great 
account. Another factor in the success of the Convention as a 
working body was Jhe faithful and untiring labor of Secretary 

In its social aspect the Convention owes its happy outcome 
to the intense activity and interest of the individual members 
and alumni of the Harvard chapter. The committee in 
charge realizes how futile its efforts would have been without 
the constant and enthusiastic support which it received. The 
The neighboring chapters, too, did much to promote the suc- 
cess of the Convention by sending large delegations, Colby 
sending eighteen and Braum thirteen under-graduates, and 
both were also well represented by alumni. 

The only particular in which the Convention did not fulfill 
expectations was the presence of certain distinguished alumni 
who had been counted on to add distinction to the occasion. 


The Hon. Daniel S. Lamont, the Hon. David A. Wells and 
President K Benjamin Andrews were all unable lo come. 
Among the prominent Delta U's. who were present were : 
William Elliot Griffis, D. D., Rutgers, '69; Orrin P. Giflford, D. D., 
Brawn, 74; Martin D. Kneeland, D. D., Hamilton, '69; Dr. David 
Thayer, Union, '40; John M. Potter, Braum, '74, manager of the 
New England Magazine ; George E. Horr, Jr., Brown, '79, editor 
of the Watchman; Albert L. Blair, Hamilton, '72; Miron J. Hazel- 
tine, Amherst, '51, whose rah ! lah ! rah ! poem at the banquet 
evoked great enthusiasm ; the Rev. Horace G. Underwood. 
New York, '81, missionary to Corea ; Felix Rackemann, Esq., 
CorneU, '82 ; John C. Ryder, Colbv, '82, and the Hon. Randall 
J. Condon, Colby, '86. Robert Morss Lovett, 

Harvard, '92. 


Words and music by David D. Wells, Harvard, '93. Sung by 

William J. W. Strong, Harvard, '93 . 

In this world are all varieties 

Of mystical societies, 
From Alpha to Omega, it is true ; 

But for those who do not dote 

On the bucking of the goat 
There is nothing that comes up to Delta U. 


O Delta U ! Dear Delta U ! 
Fraternity so strong and true, 
May every honor be your due ! 
Dear Delta U ! Dear Delta U 1 

Now from Williams, cradle of our band, 

And join with Union hand and hand 
Come delegates at our fair board to sit ; 

Hamilton s and Amherst's crew, 

Adelbert and Colby, too, 
With fair Rochester add merriment and wit. 


Also Rutgers men have come to town 

And eke a jolly crowd from Braam ; 
CoigaU, New Fork and Cornell, too, are here ; 

Marietta, Syracuse, 

I need hardly introduce, 
For with Michigan they one and all appear. 

Northwestern and Wisconsin see, 

With Lafayette a noble three, 
Columbia and Lehigh, too, are bound, 

And Tu/ts alon^ with gfood De Paww, 

And noble Pennsyivaniay 
And worthiest Minnesota here are found. 

There's still one more, though last not least, 

Fair Harvard, giver of this feast. 
She'd welcome you although it were a billion ; 

She hopes you've found that beans are prime, 

She hopes you've had a jolly time 
She's tried to touch up all things with vermilion. 

Now, my song is through, and I have done ; 

Uncork your wits, let flow the fun. 
And let a feast of reason be our cheer. 

That we may say when next we meet 

We would not wish a jelter treat 
Than the sweet fraternal converse we have here. 


We're plus one chapter more I find 

Where they grind and grind and grind and grind. 
The Massachusetts Institute of Tech, 

They're welcome to our loyal band, 

We give to each a hearty hand. 
We hope they'll aid tmr laurel wreath to deck. 


Say, David, they applaud for more 
Yes, Billy, isn't it a bore, 
The toastmaster is looking very glum. 
I really think we'd better stop 
Before we're told to shut up shop. 
And let the other fellows have some fun. 

David D. Wells, 

Harvard, •93. 


!n in response to the toast De Vita Beata by Miron J. 

Hazeltine, Amherst, '51. 

Come rah! rah! r<ihll and encore, 
Delta U. boys are found at the fore: 

To all honest triumphs we soar; 

At ball, or the feathering oar, 

Or manly athletics galore, 
Delta U. sends her sons to the fore. 

So rah! rah! rah!! and encore. 
Delta U. boys appear at the fore: 

In various tongues would we speak, 

Or revel in Latin and Greek; 

If garrulous Sanskrit we seek. 
Delta U. ever comes to the fore. 

Then rah! rah! rah!! and encore. 
Delta U/s flag is seen at the fore: 

In rigid devotion to science, 

Bidding envious rivals defiance, 

We proffer to friends our alliance; 
And our colors still fly at the fore. 

So rah! rah. rah!! and encore, 

Delta U. boys al)ound at the fore: 
If for social distinction we care, 
Would we bask in the smiles of the lair, 
Delta U.'s are the boys to get there, 

With the gold and the blue to the fore. 


Then rah I rah I rahll and encore, 

Delta U. boys are aye at the fore: 

Whatever department we try, 

In each single aim we descry 

The goal of fair victory nigh: 

So then rah! rahll and encore: 

Delta U. aye is found at the fore. 

Response to the toast "Poem a, liget," by David Saville Muzzey, 

Harvardy '93. 
" Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest," 
So rings the ancient song. 
But gathered at our farewell feast, 
We d disobey the law's behest, 
And welcome still prolong. 

Dear brothers of the Delta Upsilon, 

Whatever joy this night 
Brings you, these days of unison; 
Harvard^ at least, your newer son, 

Has felt a strange delight. 

Welcome could we in fitter spot prepare 

For Justice's sons, forsooth, 
Than in these sacred places where 
Justice pervades the very air, 

And all the walls speak truth? 

Your feet have trod in peace the very place 

Where April's breezes whirled 
Dust-eddies in the Briton's face: 
Old Massachusetts blushed to trace 

The foeman's flag unfurled. 

You've felt the kindling of a nobler strain 

Of music in your soul, 
As you have read each patriot's name 
In tinted ray from lettered pane, 

On marble muster-roll. 


And would that memory as we linger still 

Around our banquet board, 
Here in the sight of Bunker Hill, 
Here in the sound of Faneuil's bell. 

Might strike some nobler chord! 

* :K * # * 

Surrounded by his thousand lords, of old 

A king held impious cheer; 
Tumult through Babylon's palace rolled. 
And holy Salem's plundered gold 

Mirrored the heathen's sneer. 

Belshazzar's hand has raised the brimming bowl 

'That darts the candle's flare — 
Look ! terror seizes on his soul. 
His nerveless fingers loose their hold, 

His eyeballs start and stare. 

* * What mean those characters of living fire 
That fright my soul like death" — 
He shrieks in craven fear and ire — 
** They burn and blaze and blaze still higher ; 
** Speak seers 1'* — No answering breath. 

Till Israel's prophet breaks the awful pause : 

** It is God's manuscript. 
Thy hand has helped no righteous cause, 
Thy heart has broken Justice's laws — 

God's hand in fire is dipped 

**To write the doom, O King, that never fails. 
' Mene ' — thy godless reign 
Is finished ; ' Tekel ' — in God's scales 
No righteous deed of thine prevails." — 

That night the king was slain. 

» * *  * 

Brothers in Delta Upsilon, to-night 

The eye of faith can see, 
Streaming from candelabra's light, 
Flooding the walls in radiance bright, 

The Almighty's sure decree : 


No fearful judgfmenl breaks our feast to close. 

But bright as heaven's star 
Dikaia Upotheke glows ; 
From heart and soul and face it flows, 

And sheds its beams afar. 

Dear brothers, may this flame of Justice weld 

Our loyal hearts in one. 
Ever be evil's hosts repelled, 
Ever be Justice's cause upheld, 

In Delta Upsilon ! 


The following names form an incomplete list of the members 
of the Fraternity who were in attendance upon the Fifty-seventh 
Annual Convention : 

Wil/iams—E\\\s J. ^Fhomas, '88 ; Franklin K. White, '90 ; Win- 
throp B. Greene, '92; Leverett B. Merrill, '92; Elmer R. Edson, 
'93; Alexander W. Doolittle, '94. 

Union — David Thayer, M. D., '40; George H. Furbeck, '92 ; 
Edward M. Burke, '93. 

Hamilton — Martin D. Kneeland, D. D., '69; Albert L. Blair, 
'72; John M. Curran, '92 ; Fenton C. Jones, '92. 

Amherst — Miron J. Hazeltine, '51 ; Hugh McLeod, '51 ; Ezra 
A. Slack, '78; Willard C. Crocker, M. D., '84; Edward R.Utley, 
M. D., '85; Louis Derr. '89; Thomas Ewing, Jr., '89; Eugene 
Thayer, '89; Herbert M. Chase, '91; Samuel P. Boardman, '92; 
William E. Byrnes, '92 ; Chester P. Dodge, '93 ; James C. 
Maclnnes, '94. 

Adelberi — George R. Mathews, '84; James A. Ford, '91; Rupert 
R. Hughes, '92; Martin A. Tuttle, '92. 

Cb/^j/— Charies F. Warner, '79; Carroll W. Clark, '80; Caleb B. 
Frye, '80; John C. Ryder, '82; Randall J. Condon, '86; Henry B. 
Woods, '89; Herbert R. Purinton, '91; George A. Andrews, '92; 
William B. Andrews, '92; Loring Heirick, '92; George P. Fall, 
'92; Charles A. Merrill, '92; Francis E. Russell. '92; Eugene H. 
Stover, '92; Chester H. Sturtevant, '92; Albert H. Bickmore, '93; 
Merle S. Getchell, '93 ; Harry T. Jordan, '93 ; Jesse H. Ogier, 


93; Joel B. Slocum, '93; Jacob Kleinhaus, Jr., '94 ; Charles E. 
Puring^on, '94; Francis B. Purington, '94; Victor A. Reed, '94. 

Rochester — ^Theodore F. Chapin, '70; Isaac L. Adier, '89; Adel- 
bert Hamilton, '92; Clyde E. Marsh, '92; Eliott M. Hague, '93. 

MiddUbury — ^June E. Mead, '90; Edgar R. Brown, '93; Albert 
A. Sargent, '94. 

^«/;e^s— William Elliot Griffis, D.D., '69; Charles L. Edgar, 
'82; Charles E. Pattison, '84; George P. Morris, '88; John P. 
Street. M.D., '89;JamesB. Thomas, '92; Clarence H. Bonnell, '92. 

^r^wtii— Charles H. Spalding, '65; Orrin P. Gifford, D.D., '74; 
John M. Potter, '74; Cromwell T. Schubarth, '76; Henry A. 
Whitmarsh, M.D.. '76; William H. P. Faunce, D.D., '80; Frank 
F. Brigham, '82; George M. Wadsworth, '84; Horace E. Brig- 
ham, '85; Henry R. Skinner, '85; Frank W. Carpenter, '89; 
James G. McMurry, '90; Lyman C. Newell, '90; Lincoln C. 
Hey wood, '90; Alfred S. Taylor, '91; Elmer A. Wilcox, '91; 
Bertram Blaisdell, '92; Walter L. Chase, '92; Edwin L. Newell, 
'92; Henry M. Stone, '92; Leslie E. Learned, '93; Arthur 
Llewellyn, '93; Thomas H. Rothwell, '93; Charles S. Aldrich, 
'94; Chester W. Barrows, '94; Clayton S. Cooper. '94; William 
W. Moss, '94; Arthur A. Macurda, '95; John A. Tillinghast, '95. 

Cclgaie — Archibald S. Knight, '92; Frank R. Morris, '92; 
George W. Cobb, '94; James P. Taylor, '94. 

Nov York — Horace G. Underwood, '81; Frederick M. Cross- 
ett, '84; George A. Minasian, '85; Arthur C. Perry, Jr., '92; 
Robert L. Rudolph, '92; J. Francis Tucker, '92; John W. Hutch- 
inson, Jr., '93; Thornton B. Penfield, '93. 

C7r«^//— Charles B. Wheeloclc, '76; Felix Rackemann, '82; 
Austin Brainard, '83: Robert James Eidlitz, '85; Joseph W. 
Cowles, '90; Albert P. Fowler, '91; Gilbert W. Laidlaw, '92. 

Marietta — Walter G. Beach, '88; Homer Morris, '90; William 
A. Cooper, '92. 

Syracuse — Edward C. Morey, '84 ; William H. Perry. 93; 
Henry Phillips, '93. Manhattan — Albert G. McPherson, '79. 

Michigan — Eugene C. Warriner, '91; Charles C. Benedict, '92. 

Northwestern — Charles H. Brand, '87; Alfred W. Burton, '92. 

Harvard— C\izx\^ W. Birtwell, '82; Frank G. Cook, '82; Robert 
S. Bickford, '85; Joseph A. Hill. '85; Charles A. Whittemore, '85; 
Henry E. Frazer, '86 ; Albert A. Gleason, '86 ; William F. Os- 


good, *S6; Joseph N. Palmer, '86; Frank Vogel, '87; Edward H. 
Kidder, '88; Frederick Plummer, '88 ; Clarence A. Bunker, '89; 
Guy H. Holliday, '89 ; James S. Stone, '89 ; Randolph C. Sur- 
bridge, '89; Georg^e E. Wright '89; Charles P. Blaney, '90; 
Richard E. Dodge, '90; Benjamin Fisher, '90; Charles B. Gulick, 
'90 ; Andrew M. Morton, '90 ; Wilson N. Palmer, '90 ; Aylmer, 
D. Pond, '90; Arthur Sweeney, '90; William G. Howard, '91; 
Hugh McCulloch, Jr., '91; Willard Reed, '91; Logan H. Roots, 
'91; Joseph Allen. '92; William S. Bangs, '92; Allen R. Benner, 
'92; William T.Brewster, '92: Stillman P. R. Chadwick, '92; 
Carlos C. Closson, Jr., '92; Percival Hall, '92; Robert A Jordan, 
'92; Robert M. Lovett, '92; Harris P. Mosher, '92; Herbert H. 
Norton, '92; Thomas F. Patterson, Jr., '92 ; Eugene A. Reed, 
Jr., '92; Alfred L. Shapleigh. '92 ; Winthrop P. Tryon, '92; 
Charles E. Cook, '93; Robert G. Dodge, '93: Walter C. Douglas, 
Jr., '93; Maurice H. Ewer, '93; Frank E. Farley, '93 ; Philip B. 
Goetz, '93 ; Oliver B. Henshaw, '93 ; Harold Hutchinson. '93 ; 
Ernest P. Jose, '93; Ralph C. Larrabee, '93; William-Luce, '93 ; 
Walton B. McDaniel, '93 ; William V. Moody, '93 ; David S. 
Muzzey, '93 ; Howard G. Nichols, '93 ; T. Ames Ripley, '93 ; 
William H. Robey, Jr., '93; Motte Alston Read, '93 ; Frederick 
M. Spalding, '93 : Lawrence W. Strong, '93 ; William J. H. 
Strong, '93; Joseph R. Webster, '93; David D. Wells, '93; Henry 

F. Willard, '93; Lindsay T. Damon, '94; Hector J. Hughes, '94; 
George R. Noyes, '94; Edward K. Rand, '94. 

Wisconsin — BurtR. Shurley,'94. Lafayette — Charles E. Dare, '92. 

Ci?/«OT^/tf— Charles L. Eidlitz, '88; Thornton B. Penfield, '90; 
William J. Warburton, '90. JohnR. Blake,'92; John A. Wilson, '93. 
• Lehigh — Cass K. Shelby, '92; Alexander B. Sharpe, '93. 

Tufts — Wilson L. Fairbanks, '^']\ Clarence F. French, '89; 
Willis F. Sewall, '90; Isaac R. Edmands, '91; George A, 
Arnold, '92; Maro S. Brooks, '92; Edward J. Hunt, '92; Loring 

G. Williams, '92; Louis W. Arnold, '93; George M. Bates, '93; 
John A. Neal, '93; Philip S. Smith, '93; Blanchard F. Hicks, 
•94; Frank E. Lawton, '94; John P. Mallett, '94; John O. Mc- 
Davitt, '94; Adelbert H. W. Morrison, '94; Curtis R. Read, '94; 
Willard S. Small, '94; Samuel A. Spalding, '94; William G. 
Emory, '95; Joseph Saunders, '95; William M. Small, '95; 
Robert Smith, '95. 


£k Pauw, — Harry E. Cole, '92. Minnesota. — Leo Goodkind, '9 2. 

Pennsyhxtnia, — Ryland W. Greene, '92. 

Technology, — Joshua Atwood, 3d, '92; Arthur W. Dean, '92; 
Louis Derr, '92; William S. Hutchinson, '92; Asa H. Morrill, 
'92; Arthur G. Ranlett '92; Frank C. Shepherd, '92. Ralph H. 
Sweetser, '92; Winthrop L. Tidd, '92; Harry S. Webb, '92; Ed- 
ward C. Wells, '92; Frank Yoerg, '92; Charles V. Allen, '93; 
Harry L. Clapp, '93; Frederick E. Cox, '93; Arthur H. Jameson, 
'93; Albert L. Kendall, '93; Willis T. Knowlton, '93; John W. 
Logan, '93; Benjamin M. Mitchell, '93; Percy H. Thomas, '93; 
William C. Whiston, '93; Dudley C. Chaffee, '94; Richard W. 
Proctor, '94; Joseph E. Thropp, Jr., '94; Kenneth F. Wood, '94; 
James R. Wells, '95; Henry Yoerg, '95. 


Catalogues are, probably, of all classes of books the most 
difficult to review. Apparently mere lists of names, they offer 
at first glance very few features that are instantly striking. So 
in the matter of the Delta Upsilon Quinquennial^ which appeared 
on the eve of Convention, it is by no means easy to describe 
its salient merits. In fact, it is doubtless easier to suggest its 
defects, since any errors are instantly patent; while days or 
weeks of study and use are needed to give an approximate 
idea of its completeness, the attainment of which should, of 
course, be its prime purpose. « 

Possibly the frequent employment of the book, which the 
work of the writer of this article compels, qualifies him in some 
degpree to review its peculiar virtues. Possibly, also, he may 
thereby be the better equipped to point out defects. Certainly 
close knowledge of the editor should enable him to interpret its 
pages readily, since it, like most books, reflects the personal- 
ity of its author. 

Comparisons are odorous and odious, the quotations run. At 
the same time, in the case of such a volume as the Quinquennial^ 
a proper estimate will be soonest reached by study of its make- 
up in connection with a standard work of like character. The 
Tenth General Catalogue of Psi Upsilon is such a book. It 
was published in 1888, and has been generally regarded the 
most complete publication of its kind. Eight hundred and sixty 


of its ten hundred and thirty-eight pages are devoted to the 
biographies of members, six thousand seven hundred and sev- 
enty-eight in number. They are prefaced by the names of 
members of the Executive Council, which, by the way, 
dates from 1869, and by a list of chapters. The frontispiece is 
a steel-plate heraldic device. Fraternity emblems introduce 
each chapter. One hundred and twenty pages contain the table 
of relationship, the alphabetical index and the summary of 
geographical distribution. Additions and corrections take up 
twenty-five pages, and some eight are used for statistical tables. 
The plan of the Quinquennial is not far different It comprises 
seven hundred and thirty pages (fifty-eight pages with Roman 
numerals), five hundred and sixty-four of which contain the 
biographies of five thousand and sixty-three members, the lists 
of the several chapters being prefaced by tables of honors won 
by the members while in college. The names of associate 
editors, a list of chapters with dates of establishment, the 
number of alumni living and dead, a brief Fraternity creed, a 
summary of the history of Delta Upsilon since 1884 (the 
quinquennial year), histories of the chapters chartered since 
that date, rolls of conventions, and members of the Executive 
Council and Fraternity bibliography for the same interval, a 
list of Graduate associations and a table of relationships take 
up fifty-eight pages in the forepart of the book, and one hun- 
hundred and seven pages at the end contain a residence direct- 
ory, alphabetical index and additions and corrections. The 
Fraternity crest and three portraits of alumni are its decora- 
tions. The general divisions of the books are evidently the 
same, as indeed must be the case with all fraternity cata- 
logues, since there is little room for originality in arrangement. 
Are the records of i\\Q Quinquennial less complete, that its pages 
are fewer by some three hundred than those of Psi Upsilon ? 
Let typical biographies from each book answer the question : 
•Chester Alan Arthur. (Symbols.) 

Phi B.K. A.B., 1848; LL. D., 1882. Commencement Orator, 1848. Princi- 
pal of Village School, Schaghticoke, N. Y., winter terms, i846-*47, and 1847- 
48. Student-at-Law, Ballston Law School, i848-'49. Principal of the Aca- 
demy, North Pownal, Vt., 1849-^52; of the village school, Cohoes, N. Y , 
1852. Student-at-Law at New York City, with the Hon. E. D. Culver, 1852- 
*53; in practice i853-*86. Brigadier-General and Engineer-in-chief of the 


State of New York, i86i.'62. Quartermaster-General, i862-*63. Collector 
of the Port of New York, i87i-'78. Vice-President of the United States, 
1881. President, i88i.'85. President of the Arcade Railway Company, New 
York City, 1886. President of the Psi Upsilon Association of Washington, 
D. C, 1882- '85; of the Psi Upsilon Association of New York City, 1886. 
Father of C. H. Arthur, Jr., (Lambda, *85). Died at New York City, of cere- 
bral apoplexy, November i8th, 1886. 
Lawyer, New York City, N. Y. 

•James Abram Garfield. Washington, D. C. 

President of the United States, • Corresponding Secretary; President ^70-^80 
CanvenHons. •b. Orange, O., Nov. 19th, 1831. • Pres., Philologian; Editor, 
Wiliiams Quarterly; Adelphte Un. Ex., Metaphysical Orator; Phi B. K. 
•Classical teacher, Hiram, (O.) Inst, '56-'6i, and Pres. '57-*6i; Law student 
•58. '60; Adm. to bar '60: Commsd. Lieut. Col. 42d O., Vols., Aug. 14, '61; 
Col. Sept. 14, '61; Brig. Gen., Jan. 10, '62; Chief of staff to Gen. Rosecrans, 
'62-*3; Maj. Gen. Sept. 19, '63; resigned Dec. $, '63; Member of Congress 
•63-*8o; U. S. Senator-elect from Ohio, '80; President of the United States '81. 
•Adelphic Un. Orator *76; Trustee, Williams Coll., '80; Member Electoral 
Commission, '77; Regent. Smithsonian Inst. •Pub. 40 Speeches and Ad- 
dresses; Eulogy of Gen. Thomas '70. • Member Cobden Club; • LL. D., 
Williams '72; University of Pennsylvania '8i;Contrib. "The Currency Con- 
flict," Atlantic Monthly, Feb. '76; "A Century of Congress," Atlantic Months 
fy, July, '77; "National Appropriations and Misappropriations," North Am* 
€rican I^eznew, June, '79; m. Lucretia Randolph, Hiram, O. Nov. ii, '58. 
• Shot by an assassin, Washington, D. C, July 2, *8i ; d. Elberon, N. J., 
Sept. 19, '81. 

It is quite evident that the second biography is superior to 
the first in the amount of actual information afforded, and that 
it is as well much more concise. If, throug^hout the volume, 
abbreviations were abandoned, and the fullness of style of the 
first specimen adopted the nine lives to a pag^e which it con- 
tains, on an averag^e, would quickly be reduced to the seven of 
the other, or to a less number, and on that basis its five thou- 
sand and seventy-three biogfraphies would require seven hun- 
dred and twentv-three pa^es; only one hundred and thirty- 
seven less than the total which the Psi Upsilon catalogfue em- 
ploys for a membership larg^er by one thousand seven hundred 
and fifteen. Allotting; seven lives to a page as before, the one 
hundred and thirtv-seven above would contain orly nine hun- 
dred and fifty-nine biographies, and the remaining seven hun- 
dred and fifty-six would require one hundred and eight pages 
that do not appear, i. e., to carry out the volume after the pro- 
portions of the Quinquennial. Is there not in such figures abun- 


records in the present volume shows that notable progress has 
been made. How much labor that progress cost can only be 
understood by those who have some knowledge of the paucity 
of early- chapter data. 

Many lost names have been added to the rolls and some men 
have been dropped, upon discovery that the affiliation was 
terminated years ago. Such changes are confined of course to 
the older chapters. In all probability their rolls are now very 
nearly if not quite correct. 

The omission of the Delta Psi Society of the University of 
Vermont, atone time connected with the Anti-Secret Confedera- 
tion, will meet with general approval. Their alumni profess an 
allegiance to that local society, and we have no desire to make 
claim for them. 

The biographies of Honorary Members, the especial work of 
Brother Eidlitz of the Executive Council, are very full, and as 
the election of such members is no longer allowed, that division 
of the book may be considered finished, and ready for the 
stereotyping which the editor suggests for the major part ot the 
biographies as they shall become perfect. And in that connec- 
tion, the opinion may be ventured that the adoption of a uniform 
style in future Quinquennials, upon which the question of stereo- 
typing hinges, if it shall be the style of the present catalogue 
should meet with little opposition. 

Portraits of alumni in a Fraternity catalogue are not entirely 
in keeping with its character since in such a book every 
member is equal to every other. It is but fair to state that 
those in the Quinquennial were inserted alter consultation ^with 
the writer of this article, and by his advice, his present opin- 
ion being a very late afterthought. 

In external appearance the Quinquennial is decidedly attrac- 
tive. Its color is low, and it does not blaze with lurid designs. 
It is well proportioned and convenient in size. 

Reflections are in order after review of the make-up of the 
book, and one of the most pleasing is deducible from the part 
taken by one of our youngest chapters in the preparation of 
the Quinquennial, The Editor is himself an alumnus of Tu/ls 
and four of his associate editors belong to that chapter. Their 
labor of love is ample demonstration of the hold Delta Upsilon 


has on its younger members, and the book itself is proof the 
spirit of the Fraternity is everywhere the same whether the 
chapter is five years of a^e or sixty. 

It is pleasant, also, to study the Quinquennial as the evangel 
of the Fraternity. Though it contains hardly a line of precept, 
the creed excepted, it will exert lasting influence, because it 
typifies the Fraternity. Unwritten teachings are between all 
its lines. Its completeness, its attention to detail, its avoid- 
ance of display, its scrupulous honesty, its symmetry, its ele- 
vation of the real work of members in oreference to their acci- 
dental distinctions, its logical arrangement exist, because they 
or their g^nitors are the characteristics of the Fraternity as 
they are revealed in every Delta Upsilon who is faithful to 
its tenets. 

The labor which the volume represents is beyond the appre- 
ciation of laymen. The preparation of blanks, and their edit- 
ing, often after long-delayed returns, correspondence with 
alumni and undergraduates in all parts of the world, arrange- 
ments with printers, solicitation of subscriptions, condensation 
of matter, reading of proof, completion of various tables, 
these are a few of the duties which fall to the editor's lot. 
Recollect, also, that they must be performed in off hours, when, 
mind-weary, he returns to his home, worn out with the demands 
of his life-work. 

Bring up in the imagination the numerous letters addressed to 
him by impatient correspondents, who apparently fancying 
him a man of leisure can not understand why their epistles have 
not met with immediate response, or who, forgetful alike of the 
infirmities of the human memory and of the perversity of 
printers, think that the book should appear within a week or 
two after they have mailed their data. Pile upon that the 
thousand petty annoyances which any person is bound to meet 
in the course of an important undertaking, and there will re- 
sult some faint conception of the difficulties of Quinquennial 
making. The business burdens, at least, should have been 
lightened by the election of an Advisory Committee as in 1884. 

E. J. Thomas, 

Williams, '88. 


The Fifty-Seventh Convention, the culminating point in our 
fraternity year of 1891, is now a matter of history, but its 
memories are yet fresh and strong. Graduate and under- grad- 
uate, we may no longer look forward with expectancy to the 
promised achievements, and with interest to the involved ques- 
tions of policy. But we may look back with much satisfaction 
and selif-congratulation to the earnest labors of our legislators and 
to the manifold results accomplished by their energy and ability. 
And looking back to the work of the Convention as a whole, 
we will perceive certain characteristics of the Convention itself, 
without which so much work and such good work could not 
have resulted. Primarily, the Fifty-Seventh Convention was 
an amicable Convention. Every one was full of good feeling, 
of hope for the Fraternity's future, of sympathy with the needs 
and interests of the most remote chapter. In the heat of parlia- 
mentary debate there was no acrimony, and sectional jealousy 
and personal animosity were unknown. One caught the Fra- 
temity spirit that prevailed, the spirit of all tolerance and amity. 
Then the Fifty-Seventh Convention was a business-like Con- 
vention. There was a vast deal to be done and it was done 
promptly and systematically. The business needed careful re- 
flection, but the delegates had reflected carefully beforehand, 
and their debates were brief and to the point, their action 
methodical and consistent. The long mooted question of ex- 
tension was given a prominent place by reason of several propo- 
sitions. But it was not a question of favor between conservatism 
without reason or liberalism without care. Every one seemed 
to admit that the Fraternity should always welcome a strong, 
healthy chapter in a strong, healthy institution of learning, but 
should take no step at a venture, nor seek for strength in num- 
bers of chapters, lacking in numbers of men. The Fifty-Sev- 
enth Convention was a radical Convention, clearing away, 
though with moderation and discrimination, the forms and 
methods that have become old-fashioned and cumbrous. 
Only a radical Convention could approach the task of constitu- 


tional revision, consider and debate upon the various proposi- 
tions therein, and after a few short sessions present to the Fra- 
ternity a correct expression of its modem spirit, its present 
raison {Teire, with a consistent rule of action. Only a radical 
Convention would have broached the question of initiation 
forms and ceremonies, andarrang^ed for a consensus ot opinion 
upon this important subject Finally, to the officers and visit- 
ng delegates, the Fifty-Seventh Convention was undoubtedly a 
most pleasurable Convention. Had the Harvard chapter been 
weak in spirit and lacking in numbers, yet it would have been 
an epoch in the fraternity's life when her sons met for the first 
time under the shadow of our oldest university — a university, 
as was said in the eloquent address of welcome, where Delta 
Upsilon stands almost alone for the true fraternity idea. But 
the Harvard chapter abounded in spirit, its members were 
strong, its alumni and undergraduates were filled with enthu- 
siasm and the true chapter energy. Their hearty, brotherly 
welcome, their untiring efforts for the success of the Conven- 
fion and the comfort and pleasure of all have united in a de- 
lightful memory. 
Thanks and congratulations to Harvard/ 

As one wanders about the hotel lobbies at Convention, seeing 
a multitude of faces that vary as much in shape and expression 
and quantity of beard as do kaleidoscopic particles in color, it 
is generally impossible to judge from a particular physiogfnomy 
whether its possessor comes from Columbia or Minnesota, from 
the home chapter or from the uttermost parts of the earth. But 
when seventeen hearty, enthusiastic undergraduates sit in a 
row at Delta Upsilon's annual feast, shouting for their Alma 
Mater as only college men can, and all college men should, 
it becomes apparent that Colby is fairly represented at the Fifty- 
seventh Convention. We never saw such a splendid chapter 
representation before ; and when we reflect that this sturdy 
band marched down to Boston to learn the hows and whys and 
when for next year's convention, we cry yet more enthusiasti- 
cally, "Bravo, Colby T We are not likely to see seventeen Wis- 
consin men at Colby, unless some good soul leaves the chapter a 


legacy, but they would all come if they could. And when the 
seventeen Colby men went home and their brothers at home ask 
what went they forth for to see and incidentally what did they 
see, they will proceed to unfold the mysteries of convention 
detail, and all will work together that the '92 Convention may 
be, as it undoubtedly will be, a most satisfying success. 

Many of us, in younger days, have been blessed with the 
"Christmas gift" of a new brother or sister, doubtless failing, 
however, to greet the little stranger with as much enthusiasm 
as we would have accorded to a plaything susceptible ot 
less delicate handling. But now that we have arrived at years 
of discretion, it would be difficult to imagine a more delightful 
present than that of twenty-seven new brothers at once. 

We come from many colleges, we boast of many alma 
maters ; but there is one fostering mother who claims us all as 
sons. Equal in her love and in ours with any that have pre- 
ceded them, proud in the consciousness of their new relations, 
filled with the enthusiasm that the spirit of our Fraternity 
must ever create, our brothers of the '* Tech " are ready to make 
their chapter s history. We will watch them the more closely 
that they come to us as the first representatives from a school 
of technology. We will watch them with the more solicitude 
that they are the youngest recruits to our ranks, yet lack not 
powerful enemies. Those of us that watched their splendid 
array on the night of initiation, will feel a personal interest in 
their welfare and assured success. We wish them God speed I 

The press of Convention matter has necessitated the omitting 
from this number of the departments of ** Greek Letter Gossip 
and ** Among the Exchanges." 


The harvard CYiSLpter of Delta Upsilon has the tirst two men in each of 
the three upper classes. 

Tufts College receives $10,000 and the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nol<^y $20,000 under the will of the late T. O. H. P. Burnham, of Boston. 

Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court S. J. Field, IViiiiams^ '37, who 
has been in poor health for some time, was so far recovered that he returned 
to the bench this fall. 

A full account of the establishment of the Chapter in the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, with pictures of the college buildings, and the 
initiates will appear in the February Quarterly. 

Protessor Jeremiah W. Jenks {Michigan, '78), of the University ot Indiana, 
who has done excellent work in Extension Teaching in Indianapolis, has 
accepted the chair of Social, Political and Municipal Institutions in Cornell 
University. — University Extension. 

Wayland R. Benedict, Rochester ^^t^, dean of theUniversity of Cincinnati, is 
acting president of the University pending the election of a new president. 
Jermain G. Porter, Ph. D., Hamilton^ '73, Director of the Observatory, is 
]irofiB8Sor of astronomy in the same institution. 

Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., HanUltony '57, editor of the Missionary Review of 
the World , at the invitation ot Dr. Spurgeon, has been occupying that dis- 
tinguished divine's pulpit during his convalescence. Dr. Pierson is re- 
ported to be giving great satisfaction to his audiences. 

We are requested to announce that the line on page 121 of the new Quin- 
quennial, under the name of Dr. W. H. Maynard, Hamilton^ '54, reading : 
"•M. Sarah Reynolds, June 28, '87,'* is incorrect, as Miss Reynolds was 
married toDuey L. Martin, Colgate^ '84, and not to Dr. Maynard. 

Rossiter Johnson (^^r^^^j/^ '63), the well-known Cyclopadia editor, is a 
tall, fine looking man, with flowing chestnut beard and a keen gray eye. 
Very few have done more than he toward the passing of the international 
copyright law. His friends are numerous, and he has a few literary 
enemies, too. — N, Y. Press, 

Zalmon Richards, IVilliamSyTfi^ is Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the 
National Educational Association of the United Staies. The Hon. David L. 
Kiehle, JIamilton, '61, is secretary of its National Council of Education. 
President E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D.,LL.D., Drown^ '70, is vice-president 
of the department on Higher Education. 

"When Justice Field {WilliamSy '37), was a student at Williams College he 
displayed a fondness for languages, and after his graduation he continued 
their study. He has a good knowledge of at least seven different languages, 
including modern Greek and Turkish, and is undoubtedly the linguist of 
the Supreme Bench.'* — Harper's Weekly. 


The Delta Upsilon Society of Rutgers College has procured plans from 
Architect George K. Parseil for a handsome club-house, to cost from $8,000 
to $10,000, It will be erected on Bleecker place, opposite the New Jersey 
State Laboratory, and will be an attractive addition to the handsome club- 
houses connected with the college. — N. Y. IVorld, 

Delta U colleges have reported freshmen classes as follows : Williams 
116, Union 95, Hamilton 52, Amherst 85, Adelbert 36, Colby 49, Rochester 
60, Middlebury 28, Bowdoin 53, Rutgers 78, Colgate 52, New York 50, Cor- 
nell 575, Marietta 16, Syracuse 127, Harvard 480, Lafayette 85, Columbia 
200, Lehigh 190, Pennsylvania 140, Minnesota 200, Technology 400. 

President Andrews, of Brown^ is one of those clear headed thinkers and 
ready executive officers of which an institution may justly be proud. 
Instead of allowing <* Hope," the oldest of BrowrCs buildings to be torn 
down and rebuilt, he has had some respect for old associations, and it has 
now been put incomplete repair and handsomely painted, so as to be among 
the best there. — University Magazine, 

Quite a number of Delta U.*s were at Thousand Island Park, on the St. 
Lawrence River, during the Summer. They report pleasant times together 
and hope to have a Delta U. camp next sun)mer at this favorite resort. 
Among those present were: E. Coit Morris, '89, John M. Curran and Harry 
H. Fay, '92, of Hamilton, Byron Cummings, '89, Charles S.Johnson, '91, 
and Garret S. Voorhees, '92, of Rutger\, William H. Wiltse, Colgate^ '88, 
De Witts. Hooker, '87, Avery W. Skinner, '92, and B. M. Tipple, '94, of 

Much of the success of the final arrangements of the Stanford Uni- 
versity is due to the great executive capacity and energy of Dr. David 
Starr Jordan {Cornell^ '72), the president. President Jordan is known 
to all Western teachers as the man who has made the University of 
Indiana what it is to-day. He is a g^duate of the Scientific Course of Cor- 
nell University, and has won higher honors in the scientific world than 
perhaps any other graduate of that university. He stands at the head of 
American ichthyologists, but he is not merely a scientific specialist. He is 
a man of the broadest culture. He has much of ex-President Andrew D. 
White's faculty of stimulatin<^ students to study and research, and he is full 
of that hearty human nature and sympathy which go so far to establish es- 
prit de corps among any large body of students. — N, Y, TrUmne, 

The Indianapolis News recently published a poem by Elmer £. Meredith , 
De Fauw^ '87. The New York IVorld of Aug\ist 24th. contained " Tariff 
and Disease," by the Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D., D.C.L., Williams^ '47. 
The September Forum contained " Ideals of the New American University, " 
by President David Starr [ordan, LL.D., Cornell^ *72. The September 
6y^^i> jffd^ contained " Leg^l Notes on Card-playing,*' by Norton T. Horr, 
Esq., Cornell^ '82. The September Andover Review contained ** Some Ex- 
periments Worth Trying in the Ministry," by the Rev, Charles M. Sheldon, 
Brown^ '83. 


October. — The Forum contains "The Agricultural Depression and 
Waste of Time," by David Starr Jordan, LL.D., Cornell, '72, and "The 
School Controversary in Illinois,*' by Edward M. Winston, Esq., Harvard^ 
'84. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly of the 3d contained an article by 
Professor Abram S. Isaacs, Ph.D., New York, '71. The HomileHc Review 
contains "Helps and Hints, Textual and Topical," by Arthur T. Pierson, 
D.D., Hamilton, '57. The New York Tribune of the 1st contains an il- 
lustrated article on the Stanford University, ot which David Starr Jordan, 
IXwD., Cornell, '72, is President. Harper's Weekly of the loth contains an 
illustrated article on " The Jews of New York City,'* by Professor Abram S. 
Isaacs, Ph.D., New York, '71. The Church at Home and Abroad coniaiins 
"The Civil Condition of Christians in Persia," by Robert M. Labaree, 
Marietta, *88. The Harvard Monthly contains "Phaeton," by Hugh Mc- 
QyjWoic^^'iT,, Harvard, '91. "Harmonies," by William Vaughan Moody, 
Harvard, '93, and "A Coward," by Robert Morss Lovett, Harvard, '92. 

November. — Scribner's Magazine contains a poem by William Vaughan 
Moody, Harvard, '93. The Homiletic Review contains " How Can Economic 
Studies Help the Ministry," by E. Benjamin Andrews, DD., LL.D., Broum, 
'70. " llie Survival of the Weak," by Dudley S. Schaff, D.D., New York, 
'73, and " Helps and Hints, Textual and Topical," by Arthur T. Pierson, 
T>.T>^ Hamilton, '57. Our Country Home contaiins "A Model Hired Man," 
by JaxDes W. Darrow, Brown, '80. University Extension contains " The 
Educational Value of European History," by James Harvey Robinson, Har- 
vard^'87, of the University of Pennsylvania. The Harvard Monthly conisAXn^ 
a poem, '* The Answer,*' by William Vaughan Moody, Harvard, '93. The 
Missionary Review of the World contains " Our Debt, Our Duty and Our 
Destiny," by Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57. "The Relation of 
Money to the Progress of Christ's Kingdom," by Wilson D. Sexton, Adelbert, 
*77, and "The Carry Epoch [in Missions,*' by Delevan L. Leonard, D.D., 
HamiUoH, '59. The Lewiston, Me., Evening Journal of the 4th, contains an 
address on "Co-operation; The Practical Ideal,** delivered before The 
Evangelical Denominations of Maine, by Professor Alfred W. Anthony, 
Brown, '83. The Intercollegiate Law Journal contains the portrait and 
biographical sketch of Charles £. Hughes, Esq., Brown, '81. 

December.— ^<^(8/i^» contains "Is the Public Demanding Impossibili- 
Ues ? " by Professor Henry S. Baker, Ph.D, Middlebury, '67. The HonuUtic 
Reinew contains "Training Men to Teach," by E. G. Robinson, D.D., 
Brown, honorary, " Helps and Hints, Textual and Topical," by Arthur 
T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57. The Arena contains " Protection or Free 
Trade,** by the Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D., D.C.L., Williams, '47. The 
Farm Journal coiitaAns biographical sketches and portraits of George W. 
Atherton,LL.D., Rutgers, honorary. President of Pennsylvania State College, 
and Professor John Henry Comstock, Cornell, '74, of Cornell University. 
N. Y. Home Journal oi the second, contains the " Song of Deseronto,'* by 
Marx E. Harby, New York, '91, which is reprinted in the Edinburgh 
Scotland ^Journal, 


Periodicals Received.— The Missionary Review of the IVorld^ Arthur T. 
Pierson, D.D., Hamilton^ '57, editor; Delevan L. Leonard, D.D., Hamilton^ 
'59, associate editor; Josiah Strong, D.D., Adelbert^ '69, and Horace G. 
Underwood, New York^ *8i, editorial correspondents. Intercollegiate Law 
yournal^ J. Francis Tucker, A^ew Yorky '92, and Marx E. Harby, New York^ 
'91, editors, and Frederick M. Crossett, New York^ '84, business manager. 
Inland Ocean, of West Superior, Wis., Andrew H. Scott, Hamilton^ '87, busi- 
ness manager, and Charles A. Ward, Marietta^ '90, city editor. Robert 
Goeller, Columbia^ *88, has written ♦' Mandate ** in Vol. 14 and "Motions " 
in Vol. 15 of the Atnerican and English Encyclopedia of Law. Avalanche^ of 
South Haven, Mich., Thomas C. Green, Michigan^ *8o, editor. Presbyterian^ 
Roxbury, Mass., the Rev. Martin D. Kneeland, D.D., Hamilton^ '69, editor. 
The Free Baptist^ Professor Alfred W. Anthony, editorial contributor. New 
England Magazine^ John Myron Potter, Brown^ '74, business manager. 

Publications Received. — *• The Church for The Times, a Series of Ser- 
mons," by William Frederic Faber, Rochester, *8o. "Robinson Crusoe's 
Money," by the Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D. D.C.L., Williams, '47. 
"English Social Movements,'' by Robert Archey Woods. Amherst, '86. 
" Sir William Johnson and the Six Nations," by William Elliot Griffis, T>.D., 
Rutgers, '69, "Prayer as a Theory and a Fact," by Daniel W. Faunce, 
D.D., Amherst, '50. " American Heroes on Mission Fields," by Hiram C. 
Haydn, D.D., LL.D., Amherst,* ^t, " Report of the Commission on Indus- 
trial Education made to the Legislature of Pennsylvania," by George W. 
Atherton, LL.D., Rutgers honorary, president of Pennsylvania State College 
and chairman of the commission. "The College Man in Politics," by 
Cephas Brainerd, Jr., A<!W York, '81. "Annual Sermon Before the Maine 
Free Baptist Association," by Professor Alfred W. Anthony, Brown, '83. 
"Annual Report of the East Gate Hospital and Dispensary A. B. C. F. M. 
Mission, Shaowu, China," by Henry T. Whitney, M.D.. Middlebury, '75. 


Send all books and pamphlets for the Delta Upsilon Library 
to Samuel M. Brickner, librarian, 142 West 48th street, New 
York, N. Y. 

Orders for impressions from the Fraternity plate for insertion 
in college annuals should be sent to Ellis J. Thomas, secretary, 
142 West 48th street, New York, N. Y. 

The Fifty-eighth Annual Convention of the Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity will be held with the Colby chapter in Waterville, 
Me., on November 15, 16 and 17, 1892. For list of officers see 
•* Directory." 


Alumni or undergraduates who may be visiting New York 
will find excellent accommodations at reasonable rates at the 
Delta Upsilon Club House, 142 West 48th street. Any Delta 
Upsilon who contemplates residing in the metropolis, whether 
for the purpose 01 study or business, will find it to his advan- 
tage to correspond with the Secretary, A. R. Timmerman. 

Fraternity Song Prizes. 

Alumni of the Fraternity and undergraduates are invited to com- 
pete for the following prizes offered for Fraternity songs : A first 
prize of one hundred dollars ($100.00) ; a second prize of fifty 
dollars ($50.00) ; a third prize of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) ; a 
fourth prize of fifteen dollars ($15.00) ; and a fifth prize of ten 
dollars ($10.00). The music may be original or adapted, the 
prizes being awarded on the basis of the usefulness of the song 
to the Fraternity. All songs submitted, whether prize winners 
or not, shall be at the disposal of the Executive Council of the 
Fraternity, for the compilation of a Delta Upsilon Song Book. 
The winners will be announced on the first day of January, 
1893, after selection by a competent committee to be appointed 
by the Executive Council, and competition may continue until 
the Convention of 1892. It is earnestly hoped that members 
of Delta Upsilon poetically or musically inclined will stir them- 
selves in the matter. Communications in reference to the 
songs should be addressed to the Secretary of the Executive 
Council, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, 142 West 48th street. New 
York, N. Y. 


Union, '78, in Albany, N. Y., on August 24, 1890, a son, Fran- 
cis Landon Cass, to Lewis and Kate Landon Cass. 

Amherst, '87, in Spokane Falls, Washington, on July 19, 1891, 
a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo M. Murphey. 

Brawn, 90, in Dallas, Texas, on September 13, 1891, a son, 
William Learned, to Mr. and Mrs. James Q. Dealey. 

New Fork, '87, in State Center, Iowa, August, 1891, a son, 
William Merrill, to the Rev. and Mrs. Austin D. Wolfe. 

Marietta, '74, in Marietta, Ohio, on September 19, 1891, a 
daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Layman. 


Michigan, '86, on September 1 7, 1891, a son J to Professor and 
Mrs. Fred. C. Hicks. 

Lafayeiie, '85, in Albany, N. Y., on November 12, 1891, a 
daughter, Josephine, to Mr. and Mrs, William B. Marshall. 

Tu/is, '87, in Springfield, Mass., on August 3, 1891, a son, 
Frank Bates, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson L. Fairbanks. 


Williams^ '84, in Ballston Spa, N. Y., on February 10, 1891, 
Miss Minnie Christopher to the Hon. John H. Burke. 

Uniotiy '42, in Newark, N. J., on October 6, Miss Mary Sophia 
Fitch, of Halifax, N. S., to the Hon. George De Graw Moore, 
of Newark, N. J. 

Hamilton, '86, in Peru, N. Y., on Thursday, July 30, 1891, 
Miss Mary Jane Gate, of Peru, N. Y., to Phillip Nurse Moore, 
of Auburn Theological Seminary. 

Amherst, *%2, in New York, N. Y., on November 4, 1891, 
Miss Pauline Marion Loder to Fred. Whi\ing. M.D. 

Middltbury, '86, in Musop, Conn., on August 13, 1891, Miss 
Hallie Murdock to Charles Billings. 

Middlthury, '89, in the Hamlme M. E. Church, Washington, 
D. C, on Wednesday, September 9, 1891, Miss Marion E. Perry 
to William Francis Alden. 

Rutgers, '86, in New Brunswick, N. J., on October 21, 1891, 
Miss Kate E. Johnson to Elmore De Witt, of Marionette, Wis. 

Rutgers, '88, in Bedminster, N. J., on October 29, 1891, Miss 
Alice McNair to the Rev. Oscar M. Voorhees. 

Colgate, '83, in Albany, N. Y., on September 23, 1891, Miss 
Effie Southwick to Ralph Wilmer Thomas. At Home, Wednes- 
days in December, 349c Madison avenue, Albany, N. Y. 

Cornell, '86, in New Brunswick, N. J., on October 14, 1891, 
Miss Charlotte A. Marsh to Frank Shepard, of Medina, Ohio. 

Michigan, '87, in Canandaigua, N. Y., on November 4, 1891, 
Miss Ellen Van Schuyver Gunnison to Dr. A. L. Benedict At 
home after December i, 254 Franklin street, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Northwestern, '85, in Geneseo, 111., on June 17, 1891, Miss 
Estella Worrall to Frank Cook, Esq. 

Northwestern, '89, in Altona, 111., on August 6. 1891, Miss 
Frances E. Hubbel to the Rev. Herbert G. Leonard The Rev. 


Robert I. Fleming, Northwestern, '86, officiated, assisted by the 
Rev. Wilbur F. Atchison,, Northwestern^ '84. 

Northwestern, '89, in Evanston, 111., on September 22, 1891, 
Miss Grace Curtis to the Rev. Samuel S. Farley. 

Lafayette, '90, in Cumberland, Md., on October 13, 1891, Miss 
Vii^inia Russell to Douglas P. Le Fevre. 

Columbia, '90, in Summit. N. J., on June i, 1891, Miss Louie 
Adelaide Streit to Wilbur I. Follett. 

Lehigh, '90, at South Bethlehem, Pa., on October 6, 1891, 
Miss Marie Theresa O'Hare, of Newry, Ireland, to Charles 
Wiltberger Piatt of Montclair, N. J. 

Tufts, '89, in Charlestown, Mass., on Wednesday, October 

28, 1 89 1, Miss Lilian Adele Wellington to John Stevens Lamson. 

At home Thursdays after December i, 29a Putnam street, Somer- 

ville, Mass. 


Williams, '41, in West Brattleboro, Vt., on November 30, 
1891, the Rev. James Herrick, aged 77 years. 

Williams, '42, in Tustin, Cal.,*on March 19, 1891, John 
Healey Kellom. 

Union, '42, in Newark, N. J., on October 13, 1891, the Hon. 
George De Graw Moore, aged 70 years, ex-Surrogate of Essex 
County, N. J. 

Marietta, honorary, in New York, N. Y., on December 7th, 
the wife of General Alfred T. Goshorn. 

Tin Mernxxriam. 

Whereas a Divine Providence has taken from this life our 
devoted friead and loyal brother. Colonel John Albert Munroe, 
Brown, '64. 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Brown Chapter of the 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity, do publicly express our apprecia- 
tion of his worth in public and private life ; of the nobleness 
and heroism of his character ; of his great services to his 
country on the field of battle, and of the loss suffered by the 
Fraternity of which he was an honored member. 

George F. Andrews, Leslie E. Learned, Clayton S. Cooper. 

In behalf of the Brawn Chapter of Delta Upsilon, 


The first term of the present collegia year has been pleasant and success- 
ful for the chapter. Marked progress in the size and facilities of the college 
has recently been made, the influence of which is consequently felt in 
fraternity life. Owing to the generosity of F. F. Thompson, a Williams 
alumnus, a new chemical laboratory is now rapidly building, and a physi- 
cal and a biological laboratory are to be started as soon as possible. Other 
gifts have been made during the last year and an unusual impulse has been 
given to all departments. 

'95 has entered 115 men and has aftorded ample opportunity for selecting 
those to fill the gap made by the graduation of an unusally fine Relegation in 
'91. We succeeded in getting four good men, whom we initiated on Novem- 
ber 5th. A new feature in the shape of a live goat was introduced, and 
quite a sensible, thout^h harmless impression was made on the freshmen. 
Altogether, the ceremony and following entertainment made the evening 
one of the most enjoyable in the chapter's history. 

Here, as well as at other chapters, there have been times when the fel- 
lows did not come down to the house regularly on Saturday nights ; it was 
found necessary therefore, to make these evenings more attractive to all. 
With this object in view, we bought a billiard table, and, still later, decided 
to have spreads after the regular weekly meetings. These experiments have 
proved entirely successful and have brought the fellows into a feeling of far 
more congenial fellowship than has existed heretofore, throwing them into 
closer contact and developing interests in common. It is only by aflord- 
ing opportunity, in one way or another, for hearty co-operation and enjoy- 
ment that any association can have a frank and active life. 

The chapter is much pleased with the actions of the last convention and 
unites with all in giving her hearty praise to Harvard iot the unusually hospi- 
tal entertainment of the delegates and for the business-like method of pro- 
ceedings throughout the session. 


Hamilton entered upon the new year with more than her usual number of 
new men, and with a promising outlook for the future. The establishment 
of a Latin Scientific course, the filling of the several vacancies in the .faculty, 
the completion of the new gymnasium, together with the equipment ut a 
biological laboratory may be taken as indications that the college is pro- 
gressing. While the college has advanced the chapter has not been at a 
standstill. Of the incoming class of fifty-two men, Delta U. has secured the 
following: Burton M. Balch, of Utica, N. Y., prepared at Utica Academy; 
Isaac L. Best, of Broadalbin, N. Y., prepared at Clinton Grammar School; 
Frank A. Burrows, of Alder Creek, N. Y., prepared at Utica Academy; J. H. 
MacConnell, of Cranford, N. J., prepared at Pingry Institute; Arthur B. 


Mitchell, of Utica, N. Y., prepared at Utica Academy; Franklin E. Reese, of 
Westfield, N. J., prepared at Pingjy Institute, and Arthur D. Scovel, of 
Clinton, N. Y., prepared at Pinery Institute. Best is a son of the Rev. Isaac O. 
Best, '67, and Scovel is a son of the Rev. Dwi^ht Scovel, '54, and brother of 
Dr. L. A. Scovel, "84, and Carl Scovel, *88. We now number sixteen, 
which is a larger number than the fraternities here avera^. Considerable 
interest in football has been manifested this fall. Taking into considera- 
tion that until last year football had been negflected and almost lost sight of, 
the results are most encoura^ngf. The association is under the manage- 
ment of Brother Curran, *92, and on the regular team Delta U. is repre- 
sented bv J. M. Curran, '92, A. B. Mitchell, '95, with I. L. Best as substitute. 
Brother Gibson, '93, who was absent last year on account of sickness, has 
returned and entered '94. Two of the men did not return at the beginning 
ot the year: Brother Disbrow, '93, is at his home in Ulica, N. Y., intending 
to enter Williams next year. Brother Hersey, '94, is engaged in business 
in Johnstown, N. Y. 


Our chapter has been unfortunate during the past year in losing six men 
from among the undergraduates — two on account of sickness, three to enter 
business and one to enter another college. In '91 we lost a strong delega- 
tion of eleven men. With our numbers thus reduced the prospects for the 
£all campaiipi were none too bright. But the brothers returned to college 
early prepared for the campaign work. Eighty-five men constitute the 
freshman class, and from this number eight societies besides Delta U. were 
endeavoring to secure the best men. The result was most highly satisfac- 
tory to Delta U. A delegation of eight first-class men has been recei^'ed 
from *95 and three men added to '94. The initiation and banquet passed 
of! pleasantly on the evening of October 16. The men initiated were 
Beer, Bill, Day, Jenkins, Metcalf, Noyes, Ottis and Perry '95; Burt, Marln- 
nis and Mitchell '94. We were glad to have with us that evening Brothers 
Norton and Nichols, of Harvard; Brother Small, of Tufts and Brother Dis- 
brow, of Hamilton, 

Now that initiation is an event of the past we have settled down for what 
we believe is to be a pleasant and profitable year for Delta U. Everything 
looks encouraging. Brother Raley, *q2, is playing right end on the college 
eleven and Brother Raley, '93, is half back. Among our new men we have 
some promising athletic material with a corresponding amount of ability 
in the lines of oratory and scholarship. Senior elections passed off 
pleasantly and harmoniously. Brother Raley was chosen grove orator 
and Brother Moody class treasurer. 


This year gives promise in its opening of being brighter than any of its 
predecessors. The freshman class is the largest that Adelbert has ever 
known, and several new men have entered '94. The increase in the num- 
ber of students is having a beneficial eflfect upon fraternity life. Every 


Greek-letter society here seems to feel that it is gaining in strength and 
vigor. We can say, even when allowing for our optimistic standpoint, 
that uf no other is this more true, than of Delta U. In point ol numbers 
we are considerably superior, having nineteen men, while the strongest of 
our rivals counts up but twelve. Aside from the six stanch Delta U's. who 
belonged to '91, only two of our old members failed to come back. These 
were Archibald H. Lewis, '93, who has gone into business here in Cleve- 
land, and John H. York, '94, who has entered Hiram College. 

Delta U. continues to keep a firm grip upon all departments of Adelbert 
life, while in some she is decidedly strengthening her hold. Three of the 
fifteen men chosen on the foot-ball team were Delta U's ; also, two 
members of the glee club, one of whom, Alfred J. Wright, '94, is business 
manager. Rupert Hughes, '92, and Alfred Preston, '93, are on the editorial 
sia&. o£ the j4dtl6ert; Raymond H. Stilson, '93, is an editor of the college 
annual, the ^^j^rz/^/ Charles R. Tuttle, '92, is a senior director of the 
athletic association. 

Our representation upon the faculties of the various departments of the 
University has been considerably increased. Prof. Mattoon M. Curtis, 
/famiUoH, '80, this year takes charge of the chair of Philosophy. Frank S. 
McGowan, only two years ago one of our number, is instructor of German. 
Dr. John P. Sawyer, Adelbert^^^'^y has been appointed to a lectureship in phys- 
iology and hygiene. John Dickerman, Adelbert^ '91, and Gillelt Wynkoop, 
Rutgers^ '91, are upon the faculty of one ot our preparatory departments. 
Curtis H. Paige, Harvard^ '90, is instructor in French in the ** Cleveland 
College for Women." Besides these ** alumni in facultate," we have quite 
a large addition to the number of our resident alumni. 

Of the thirty-six men who have entered as freshmen this fall, we have 
taken, in our first initiation, only two. These, with two more men from 
the sophomore class, we welcomed into the chapter on the evening of 
October 26th. The active members and about an equal number of alumni 
were present ; all filled with enthusiasm for Delta U. 


We wish it were possible for all the members of Delta Upsilon to 
be present at some of the enthusiastic meetings of the Colby chapter. 
If they could listen to the inspiring speeches made by our orators, if they 
could join with us in singing those grand old songs in praise of the gold 
and blue, and if, above all, they could look ii^to the faces of our new 
members from '95, they would need no other proof of the prosperity of 
Delta Upsilon at Colby. When '91 graduated we lost seven brethren. 

Brother Dunham has started in business in Vantic, Conn.; Brothers 
Fletcher and Purinton have entered Newton Theological Seminary ; 
brother Watson is teaching at Cherrytield, Me.; Brother Sturtevant at 
Phillips, Me., and Brother Luce at .Steuben, Me. Brother Leadbetter 
received the appointment as superintendent of schools of Waterville, Me., 
but unforseen circumstances compelled him to resign his place after a 


month of eflFective service. His successor is Brother Burke, of the class 
of '90^ one of the best and ablest men Delta Upsilon every helped to make. 

The entering class at Colby this year numbered thirty-four (not including 
the ladies), but of that number' only four were found worthy to enter 
Delta U. 

Our initiation, held October 23, was a grand success. Brothers Lord,'84, 
Dunham, *86, Day, '87, Richardson, Whelden and Burke, '90, inspired us 
by their presence and profitably entertained us with their words of counsel. 
At the banquet at the Hotel Hazelton, Skowhegan, toasts were responded 
to by Brothers Stover, '92, Gross, '94, Getchell, '93, Jordan, '93, Bickmore, 
•93, Tuthill, '94, Slocum, '93, Andrews, '92, Sturtevant, '92 and Burke, '90. 
Brother Merrill, '92, presided as toastmaster in a happy manner; the toasts 
were all well delivered; the impromptu speeches made by the alumni and 
by the initiates were of the first order; the music furnished by the Delta 
Upsilon quartette, which, by the way, is the best one in college, was 
excellent, in fiact, when we arrived at Waterville at 6 o'clock on the 
morning of the 24th, we voted the 29th initiation the most enjoyable and 
most profitable one yet. 

Our present number is twenty-eight, seven seniors, nine juniors, eight 
lophomores and four freshmen — twenty-eight noble men, who under the 
motto of Dikaia Upotheke, are making themselves forcibly felt in the col- 
lege life of Colby. 


The year opened auspiciously for the University. There are two ncjw 
members in the faculty, Kendrick P. Shedd, A. M., Rochester^ '89, instruc- 
tor in modem languages, and Arthur L. Baker, Ph. D., formerly of Stevens 
Institute, professor of mathematics. The freshman class numbers sixty. 
The students have adopted the mortar-board cap. 

Our chapter has met with its usual success during the rushing season and 
our annual initiation was held at the chapter house, October 9. At the 
banquet which followed the initiation, Edward B. Angell, M. D., '77, acted 
as toastmaster. The Hon. A. L. Childs, Hamilion, '61, was present and re- 
sponded to a toast. 

Delta Upsilon is well represented this year in all college afiairs. We 
have three men on the football team, six men on the glee club, two men on 
the banjo and guitar club, the business manager and athletic editor of the 
CampuSy and as usual a representative on the Interpres board. The Campus 
is this year published weekly instead of bi-weekly as heretofore. 


On September loth the college began its ninety-second year under very 
favorable circumstances, ' and with a freshman class of 28, the largest for 
several years. Two changes have occurred in the faculty. Professor 
James M. Patton and Professor Granvill Yager having resigned at the close 
of last year. These places have been filled by two very good men, Pro- 


fessor Merriman, of Rutgers, and Professor Janes, a graduate of Boston 

The chapter lost two men by graduation and two who have left to take up 
other lines of study in other institutions, leaving the number of active 
members eight. The purpose of the chapter in the year to come is to 
retain her place as the conservative chapter of Middlebury, and maintain 
the high position so characteristic of her past and present. The represent- 
ation from '95 will be small considering numbers, yet the men are the best 
material in the class and come from schools which will send several men to 
Middlebury next year. Everything considered, we have reason to feel 
proud of our delegation, and the chapter is looking forward to a prosperous 
and pleasant year — with prospects of a chapter house in th^ near future. 


The incoming class consisted ot seventy-eight members, the highest 
number ever reached, and with this addition the total number of students 
has swelled to somewhat over two hundred. At present the chief subject 
of interest is the recent action of the trustees of the college, by which some 
important changes are te be introduced. A larger number of electives is 
to be allowed the junior and senior classes, with a corresponding decrease 
in the amount of required work ; the honor system is also to be reformed 
so as to become, as far as possible, strictly impartial. Another step taken 
by the trustees was for the promotion of University Extension. The study 
of art is also to receive more attention in the future, and for this purpose 
Dr, J. C. Van Dyke, Librarian of the Sage Library, the author of some 
well-known works on this subject, has been elected professor of the His- 
tory of Art. 

Our chapter house is now progressing rapidly, and we hope by next 
commencement to be able to welcome our friends within its walls. In 
spite of the loss of our ten members of '91 our chapter is in a flourishing 
condition. We have so far initiated three strong men this fall. From '95 
we have received Russell Van Arsdale, of Paterson, N. J., a son of the Rev. 
N. H. Van Arsdale, D.D., '62, who is an associate editor of the Christian In- 
telligencer^ and brother ol Eli, one of our members from the class of '90. 
We have also initiated from the same class Exlgar S. Conklin, of Pekin, Il- 
linois, a protege of "Chappie "Aydelott, '91. From the class of '93 we 
have received Hobart E. Studl«*y, of Hudson, N. Y. Brother Studley 
gained the second Sloan entrance examination prize, and last year won the 
first Spader history prize. 

Brother Davis, '92, is President of the Winant's Hall Senate, of which 
Brother Woodruff, '93, is also a member. Brothers Davis and Thomas. '92, 
are associate editors of the Rutgers Targttm, On the foot ball team we are 
represented by Brother Messier, '93, right half, and Brother Voorhees, '92^ 
left half. Brother Roberts, '91, retains his position on the glee club, and 
Brother Van Dyck, '94 is again its accompanist. Delta U. is to be repre- 
sented on this year's Scarlet Letter by Brother Messier, '93, who has in ad- 
dition been elected as business manager. 



For the Brawn chapter the year opens propitiously. The rushing season 
is over, and the chapter has settled down to work. The new delegation 
numbers seven men. All are bright men, of good capacity and good attain- 
ment. Initiation occurred October i6th, and was a very enjoyable occasion. 
Many Braum alumni gathered round the festive board, as well as a number 
of guests from other chapters. The chapter is pleased to see and welcome 
back to Brown. Professor C, E. Bennett, '77> ^^^ comes from the University 
of Wisconsin. Brother F. C. French, who was instructor of psychology at 
Brown, is at Cornell this year. Otherwise, Delta U. is represented on the 
faculty as last year. The speeches at the banquet had the true ring, and 
they were interspersed with musical selections by the musical talent of the 
chapter, which, by the way, is especially fine this year. Great credit is due 
Brother Learned for the able manner in which he fulfilled the duties of 

Several of the. '91 delegation remain in Providence for the present. 
Brother Birge is teaching music. Brothers Barron and Everett have gone 
into business. Brother Taylor is taking post-g^duate work, and Brother 
Wilcox is studying: law and Brother Ferris is with a business firm in Mil- 
waukee, Brother Smith is an instructor in Oberlin College, and Brother 
Header is teaching in Salem, N, Y. 


Colgate seems to have entered upon a new era in her history through the 
noble gifts she has received during the past few months. Friends interested 
in the institution are in unusually good spirits at seeing fifty-two freshmen, 
an unuaually large class, and the academy With the largest attendance it 
has ever had . 

The chapter started out well this fall and has secured a fine freshman 
delegation ot eight men. 

Our '91 delegation is scattered. William M. Bennett is at Biiiibridge, N. 
Y., Carl D. Case is settled as pastor of the Baptist church in Sleepy Eye, 
Minn., Adoni J. Hartness has entered the medical department of the Uni- 
versity of the City of New York, George D. Knights has charge of the work 
in history and English literature in the Hamilton School for boys in Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Ernest E. Race is a reporter on the Binghamton, N. Y., Reptib- 
hcan\ Willis L. Rowlands has a place on the Brooklyn, N. Y., CUizen\ Homer 
F. Yale has entered the Theological Seminary in Hamilton, N. Y. 

Benjamin S. Terry, '78, professor of civil history and English in the Uni- 
versity, is studying in Germany this year; F. H. Potter, '91, who taught 
last year in the academy at Silver Creek, N. Y., has returned to graduate 
with '92; J. H. Randall, Colgate, '92, who spent last year in University of 
Bfinnesota, has returned to take the senior year with his class. 

Our chapter has entered upon the work of the year with earnestness, and 
we expect the usual good results. 



At the begrinning: of the year the New York chapter sends greeting to her 
sister chapters in Delta Upsilon. The year opened with the chapter in bet- 
ter condition for campaign work than it has for several years past. We 
have thus far secured eight good men. Among them are Juh'en M. Isaacs, 
'93; John W. Hutchinson. Jr., Law '93; William Seggie, Jr., '95. and William 
Burr, *95. Brother Isaacs, who is a nephew of Professor A. S. Isaacs, New 
Yorky *yi, leads the junior class, and stands an excellent chance of being val- 
edictorian in ^92 . Brother Hutchinson is a graduate of S warthmore, '91 , and 
took a prominent part in the afiairs of his former college. 

Many of our members hold places of honor this year in class and college 
associations. In the senior class, Brother Rudolph is president. Brother 
Hope, vice-president, Brother Perry, class day statistician, and Brother 
Weed, class day prophet. In the junior class. Brother Isaacs is one ot the 
editors ot the Junior Annual, the Vioiet, In the sophomore class, Brother 
Abbott is secretary, and Brother Barringer, orator. Brother Rudolph is 
also president of the Y. M. C. A., vice-president of Eucleian, and a member 
of the glee club. Brother Perry is treasurer of the Scientific Society, of 
which Brother Yalden, '93, is secretary. Brother Hope, '92, is business 
manager of the Uttiversity Quarterly, 

Brothers Rudolph and Perry, '92, were sent as the chapter's delegates to 
the convention at Boston. The other New York men present were Brother 
Underwood, *8 1, lately returned from Corea; Crossett, 'S4;Minasian, '85; 
Tucker, '92, Law; Hutchinson, '93, Law and Penfield, '93, Theology. All, 
delegates and visitors, returned with glowing accounts of the convention and 
of the I>elta U. men there, filling with enthusiasm the hearts of the unfor- 
tunates who were compelled to stay at home. 

There has been more interest in football at the University this year than 
ever before, Almost every day the eleven have practised at Governor's 
Island, New York harbor, either alone or with a scrub steam. Games were 
played with Stevens. Rutgers and the Berkeley Athletic Club. There is 
much good material among the undergraduates, and in the professional 
schools are many noted players of other colleges. With the increasing in- 
terest in athletics which has been shown in the past two or three years, 
the University may soon hope to have a record in amateur sport be- 
fitting its position among institutions of learning The Delta U. men on 
the team this fall were Brothers Roberts, '92, Barringer, '94, and Burr, '95. 


Sixteen loyal Delta U's. returned at the opening of the university on Octo- 
ber I. Since that time the chief work of the chapter has been to secure an 
especially fine delegation in '95, and, also, to fill out the '94 delegation. 
Everything has been subsidiary to this purpose, and by dint of hard rush- 
ing and a notable spirit of conservatism, our efforts have been rewarded in 
the election of five sterling men. We have two more in view, who will, 
doubtless, become Delta U's. in the near future. There were 575 in the 


entering class, and we have had excellent material from vhkii k> cskike 

our choice. • 

We have eight men in '92 who will gradnale. B^todier Beckett who 
entered '93 will graduate with '92. Brother Laid^w. '92, is on die £>«. 
and Brother Breckenridge has been elected mesBorial orator of the sanr.MC 
class. Brother Strong, '93 is on the junior ball committee^ while Rrvkdter 
Warner is on '93's Comet&^m board. Our lepcesentative on the sophocnon^ 
cotillion committee is Brother Macomber. Brother Le Boeuf is president 
of the senior class in the law school. 

As a whole the chapter has been enjoying a mcst excellent degree of 
prosperity. Our social standing has been a source ot much pleasure this 
£all, and we are proud that we can maintain it. Our new chapter house is 
progressing finely, the third story being now nearly completed. It will be 
inclosed by the first of January, when work will be suspended until spring. 
Then the interior will be finished off, and ready for occupancy August 
first. It wil}, without doubt, be as fine as any chapter house on the 

Brother Shedd, Marittta^ '91, is in the university pursuing post-graduate 
work in electrical engineering. While we are deeply regretting the loss of 
our dear Brother and most earnest adWser, Prof. Burdick, we are pleased 
to welcome into the faculty Brother Hughes, late of the Columbia Law 
School, Brother Jenks, of Indiana University, who assumes the chair of the 
History of Mimicipal Institutions, and F. C. French, of Brvwtu Prof. 
James O. Griffin, Ex-Registrar, has gone to the Leland Stanford, Jr., 

Of the class of 'gi Brother Fowler is in the law office of Ceylon H. Lewis, 
Syracuse, N. Y. Brother Emerick, Fulton, N. Y., has assumed the man- 
agement of the business of his father, who is in ill-health. Brother Tanner 
is instructor in mathematics at Cornell. Brother Barton is Second Lieu- 
tenant, 24th Infantry, of the U. S. Army, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. 
Brother Stidham is on the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Wallace, 


The campaign opened up last September with more vigor than ever 
before in the experience of the classes of '92 and '93. We had no men in 
'94 and it seemed absolutely necessary to get a representation in '95. Of 
the sixteen men who entered the freshman class, six were already mem- 
bers of other fraternities. But the two we most wanted were open for bids. 
We rushed all day and we rushed all night for a while until we pledged 
them both. It is with much pleasure that we introduce to our sister chapters 
Brothers Brown and Hulbert. Mr. Hulbert is a brother of Professor Honry 
W. Hulbert, ATtddlebury, '79. 

Early last summer Brother Morrison, who' attended the Northfield Con- 
vention brought the news to the chapter that Mr. Samuel Kingsbury, a 
student of the University of New York would come to Marietta this year. 
We also learned that he was rushed by Psi U. and Delta II. in New York . 


After he had thoroughly looked over the fraternity field, he cast in his lot 
with us and g^ve us another cause for great rejoicing. Mr. Kingsbury is a 
cousin of Addison Kingsbury, Marietta^ '88, and Charles W. Shipman, Adel- 
berty '92. This ended the campaign in the college. We next looked after 
the academy, and soon pledged three men in '96, making our number 
of pledged men five in that class. 

The campaign over we turned our attention to social pleasure. Professor 
Hulbert, MiddUbury^ *79, and wife had just returned from their wedding 
tour, and we gave them a formal reception in the chapter rooms. The 
company numbered about fifty, including a few members of the Faculty 
and their wives. Every brother felt that the entertainment must be a suc- 
cess, and, for a whole week, gave a good portion of his spare time to the 
fixing up of the rooms. Two of the professors' wives volunteered to help 
in the final decoration, and the fine aesthetic taste manifested was due in a 
large measure to them. The roo.ns never looked so pleasant before. The 
company seemed to catch the inspiration, and no one went away without 
the feeling that it had been a treat to be there. We are sorry that a feeling 
of jealousy was aroused m the breasts of some of our rivals; for we would 
be glad to hear of their giving successful parties. 

Enthusiasm is away up. Our meetings are intensely enjoyable. Each 
member is continually finding out what good brothers the other members 
are. The best compliment we have received this year is in the form of a 
criticism, made by our rivals, that we stick together so closely. 


If the Syracuse chapter of Delta U. closed the last year in a prosperous 
condition, she certainly begins the new year with prospects brighter than 
ever. The prompt return of the old members insured us an advantage 
which was eagerly seized, and as a consequence we boast a delegation in 
*95 the equal of any in the University. There have been initiated into the 
Syracuse chapter one man from '92 and eight from '95, thus making the 
number in our chapter 31. 

The honor list for the last term includes the names of ten men of our 
chapter, this being a larger number than obtained by any of our rivals. 
The university glee club has been reorganized for the season of *9i-92, with 
Brother Skinner, ^92, as business manager, and with Brothers Leacock, '92, 
Van Amam, '93, Brill, '94, and Congdon, '94, as members. Brother Bherman 
Rouse, '93, center rush on the football team, has had to leave college for 
a while on account of sickness. 


The University began work this fall with a larger attendance than ever. 
Dr. Roger's presidency of one year has been felt in a marked degree, this 
is attested to by the reception which the students propose to tender him 
soon in Chicago. Every department of the University has been materially 
strengthened, and the various colleges are now more closely united. The 


enrollment at present is something over 2,oc». In the midst of University 

prosperity Delta U. enjoys her share. Our failure to appear in the last 

Quarterly »was due to sickness of our editor, and not because we were 

nut in a flourishing condition. Commencement passed ofl very pleasantly. 

Our three seniors were on the programme. Two of them, Brothers Haskms 

and Walrath, were elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Brother Walrath took the 

Kirk Oratorical prize of $100. This has always been "the prize*' of the 

year, and we are justly proud of Brother Walrath. Brother Burch took the 

same prize in '90. Our chapter at present numbers thirteen, not including 

'95 men. We have pledged five goud men in '95, but the initiation has 

been postponed until the middle of November. 

Brother Bonnifield, '94, does not return this year. Brother Dizon, '94, 
has entered the Sophomore class at Michigan, and Brother Wilkinson, '94, 
will not return until the winter term, at which time, with our new initiates, 
we shall have our full quota of members. The incoming freshman class is 
very large, and our representation in it is good. The inner life of the 
chapter was never more fraternal, and we look towards the future with 
pleasanttst anticipations. 


Although the attention of the //arvard chsipieT has been concentrated upon 
the Convention the chapter life has been moving on smoothly. The exten- 
sion of the three years scheme at Harvard cost us a number of men whom 
we bad counted on for another year of service in the chapter and reduced 
our numbers at the beginning of the college year to twenty-nine. To till 
up the ranks and strengthen the chapter for the approaching Convention 
fourteen men were initiated early in November. It was probably the larg- 
est initiation in the history of the chapter. Of the fourteen, ten were juniors 
and four sophomores. One of the former is at the top of his class, and two 
uf the latter are respectively numbers one and two. This gives us the first 
two men in every class except the frebhman. 

In the election of class day officers Delta U. obtained two places. Presi- 
dent Benner was elected to the responsible position of permanent secretary 
of the class, and the class poet this year, as last, is a member of the chapter. 

The chapter has found an extension of athletic interest a most desirable 
thing in assimilating its new material. Ttie majority of the members get 
together on pleasant aiternoons for football or hare and hounds. Thus the 
members keep more closely in touch with each other than otherwise would 
be possible in a large university. 

Last spring the project of a clubhouse was agitated. A committee was 
appointed which decided upon a desirable house a lew minutes walk from 
the college. Although the negotiations fell through on account of a sudden 
resolution of the owner not to sell, the idea has not been lost sight of, and 
it is to be hoped that a year or two more will see the chapter in a permanent 
home of its own. Another plan which has been broached and will undoubt- 
edly be carried through is to place the chapter under the ultimate control 


in certain matters of a graduate committee. In this way the alumni will 
have a more direct interest in the chapter, and the ** centrifugal t endency" 
which has inevitably appeared in Harvard Greek letter organizations will 
be forever guarded against. 


The fall term of the University has opened with the brightest prospects 
in its history. More than one thousand students are now enrolled, repre- 
senting an increase in attendance of over lOO per cent, since 1885. Several 
new buildings, as a result of generous appropriations by our last legisla- 
ture, are now in process of construction to keep pace with the growth of 
the institution, and there is a general boom in every department. 

Delta U. begins the year with favorable prospects, although we have 
lost temporarily some of our most worthy members. Of those not with us at 
present, Willsie, '92, will resume his studies after January ist.; Boerner 
and Boardman, '93, are out ot college for the year, Parker, '94, contem- 
plates a course in the University of Minnesota. Thus far we have been 
very successful in rushing, having secured four desirable men in '95. 
While we are brought in direct opposition to the other fraternities here in 
rushing men, we are pleased to say that our relations with them are very 
cordial. There is good feeling between the different fraternities, as a rule, 
probably from the fact that the institution is decidedly ** anti-frat," and at all 
college elections this issue is raised. The fraternity feeling is extending 
however. A local organization has been formed for the purpose of reviving 
the Delta Tau Delta chapter, which was forced to suspend here after a 
short existence, owing to trouble among its members. By some it is be- 
lieved that this society is working for a charter of Psi U., although the re- 
port has not as yet been strongly verified. A chapter of Phi Delta Phi was 
organized in the college of law last spring with twenty-eignt ^members. 

Several of our alumni are with us this year, from whom we receive much 
assistance and advice. Among these may be mentioned, Kremers, '88, in- 
structor in pharmacy ; Smith, '90, university librarian ; R. N. True, '90, 
fellow in botony ; Bruce, Kronshage and W. D. Tarrant, '90, members of 
the law class, and Cairns, '90, associate editor of the Daily Democrat. 

Delta U. maintains her reputation for college honors very satisfactorily. 
Bruce, '90, is full back on the college eleven ; Bennett, '92, secretary of J the 
social club ; Whiffet, '93, class ball team ; Shurly, '94. winner in tennis 
doubles and captain and battalion inspector; Hawley, '94, 2nd Lieut. U. W. 
Battallion ; Chappell, '95, class ball team and second eleven ; Bruce is also 
Chief Justice of the Sloan Moot Court and R. H. True, president of the col- 
lege Y. M. C. A. 

We have just received the news through our delegate to the convention, 
Brother Shurly, '94, that Wisconsin is to be favored in 1893 with the con- 
vention. We wish to acknowledge this kind recognition and to give assur- 
ance that our best endeavors will be directed toward making the ^fifty-ninth 
convention a notable event in the history of Delta U. 



At the opening of the term we numbered eleven men. Brothers Hoag, 
'93, and Litzenberg, '94, did not return to college. On October loth we iaiti- 
ated John Matz ShelIenberger/93, of 225 Cattell street, Easton.Pa. A, A. Tyler, 
*92, has been elected president of the Washington Literary Society. Brother 
Rei^snyder, '93, has been elected editor-in-chief of '93's Mekmge, making 
this the second year in succession in which this place has been held by 
Delta U. Brother Wilson, '93, is playing half back on the college football 
team. Brother Hayden, '94, is a member of the college mandolin club. 

Brother Beatty, '87, spent a part of his x'acation in Easton, and was with 
us on the evening of September 25th, and preached in the Second Presby- 
terian Church on the foUowinf^: Sunday. 

On Tuesday, October 20th, a new era in the history of Lafayette College 
began. It was the day of the inauguration of Dr. Ethelbert D. Warfield 
as president of the college. The inaugural exercises took place 
ia the auditorium of Pardee Hall, and were in every way worthy 
of the great occasion. There were present Dr. McCosh and Pro- 
fessors Macloskie and Warfield, of Princeton; President Low, of Col- 
umbia; the Synod of the Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania, in a 
body; ex-Presidents Cattell and Knox, Dr. Traill Green and many 
other representatives of our educational institutions. Dr. Cattell presided, 
and, after the invocation by Dr. Knox, introduced the Rev. Dr. Heckman, 
'45, who delivered an address on behalf of the alumni. He was followed 
by the Rev. Dr. Porter, professor of the Natural Sciences, who spoke on be- 
half of the Faculty. W. M. Jack, '92, spoke for the undergp-aduates. The 
act of installation was performed by Mr. Ario Pardee, president of the 
board of trustees, by the delivering of the charter and keys of the college 
to Dr. W^arfield. The subject of the inaugural address was "The Future of 
Chrbtian Education," and it was a masterly production. The exercises 
were followed by a dinner in the gymnasium. After-dinner speeches were 
delivered by Dr. McCosh, President Low, Professor Lamberton, of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania; Dr. Jenkins, of Philadelphia; Judge Schuyler, of 
Northampton County, Pa.; Rev. Dr. J. A. Henry, of Philadelphia, and Gen. 
Joseph C. Breckenridge, U. S. A. 

Brother Corser, '85, principal of the Academy at Towanda, Pa., was 
present at the inauguration. He assured us of his interest in the chapter, 
and gave us much encouragement for the future. 


'ITie Lehigh chapter has suffered very little this year, as far as numbers 
(and that only) are concerned, by the graduation of her '91 members. Of 
the two who were seniors last term, one has returned to pursue his studies 
at the University. Including both resident and active members, we num- 
ber now sixteen men. As heretofore, the majority of us occupy rooms on 
the same street and our front doors are but a few steps from each other. 
The chapter room is still in the Post office Building, on the other side of the 
Lehigh, and here our visitors are entertained. 


The student body was startled a few days ago by the sudden announce- 
ment from the trustees that after January i, 1892, a tuition tee of $icx) per 
year in the School of Technology and $50 per year in the School of General 
Literature would be charged, to meet the constantly increasing expenses of 
the University. This will not be levied upon those who are already in col- 
lege, but only on those who enter after December. It is a step which has 
long been needed by the college, for within the last few years, the endow- 
ment of the institution has not been sufficient to procure enough of the in- 
struction and apparatus required by the rapidly increasing number of ap- 
plicants for admission. The freshman class numbers over two hundred, 
bnnging the total number of students up to five hundred and fifteen. 

At a mass meeting of the students held after the annual sophomore-fresh- 
man cane rush this fall, it was decided to abolish this rush hereafter and a 
committee was nominated to select something suitable to take its place. 

The musical organizations, iii which there are four Delta U's this year, are 
getting ready for a proposed concert, to be given at Thanksgiving time. 
Three of these men are on the Glee Club and one is on the Banjo and Guitar 
Club. Among other honors secured by the chapter, your correspondent 
has been elected into the honorary senior society of the Tau Beta Pi, a local 
society corresponding in the technical department of this college to Phi 
Beta Kappa. Brother Adams, '94, who ably managed his class baseball and 
football teams last year has been made manager of the University football 
reserve. We take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity as a new Delta 
U., Mr. Burt Melville McDonald, '95, of Springfield, Mass. 

We are happy to announce the marriage of Brother Charles W. Piatt, '90, 
to Miss Marie T. O'Hare of Newry, Ireland, on October 6th. Mrs. Piatt is h 
warm friend of oiu" Brothers, the Adams, on a visit to whose house she met 
Brother Piatt. The wedding took place in South Bethlehem and the ushers 
were all of the chapter. A grand reception and a hearty send-of! to 
Brother Piatt and his charming bride followed. Their future home is to be 
at Johnstown, Pa. 


A.lumni and undergraduates agree that the Tufts chapter never started 
out on a year's work with more flattering prospects than at present. On 
October 9th we initiated eleven men, making our present number twenty- 
five. As we had but two men in '94, and as the college is much larger than 
ever before, it seemed advisable to make the addition of seven men to the 
sophomore class. We held our initiation and banquet at our rooms in 
Davis Square, W. Somerville, instead of in Boston, as has been the custom 


By this change we were enabled to enjoy a longer programme, and were "at 
home" in every sense of the word. Brother Brooks acted as toastmaster, 
and introduced as speakers W. S. Small, who responded to "Our chapter; 
its past and present;" W. B. Eddy, '89, to "D. Utteronomy, umpty-nine 
•steen;" J. R. Edmands, "La plus ch6re;" W. M. Small, "Die Kinder;" W| 
F. Sewall, '90, ''The Powers that be;" G. F. Andrews, Brown, '92, "The 


BruHaman-r W. P. Tyron, of Harvard^ **Tk£ Crimson;'* C. F. Shepherd, of 
Mass. Inst, of Tech., «*M. I. T.;" W. G. Emery, ««Our Chapter: its Future," 
Several alumni were present and responded to the toast, "Alumni Notes.*' 
The musical features consisted of a song by Brother W. S. Small, ^94, a 
banjo solo by Brother Hunt, '92, and the sin^ng of Fraternity songs. 

We have a banjo club of seven pieces, an octette glee club and an or- 
chestra. We are represented on the college football team by Brothers 
Edmands, Mallett and Williams; on the glee club by Brothers Bates, Flynn, 
Small and Mallett; on the mandolin club by Brothers Edmands, Flynn and 

L. G. Williams, '92, was manager of last year's annual ; the Brawn and 
Bbuy this year I.. W. Arnold, '93, is manager. Brother Bates is one of its 
editors, and Brooks, '92, and Small, '94, are on the editorial staff of the 

Oiu" literary work this term is a study of the American novel on two even- 
ings of the month; a lecture by one of our alumni, a ladies* night, and a 
mixed programme, with debate, fill up the remaining evenings. We sent 
a man to attend the Amhirst^ and several of our number were at the Brown 
initiation. The visit of Brother Disbrow, of the Hamitton chapter was much 
enjoyed. We urge all brothers from all our chapters to pay us a visit when- 
ever they may come this way . 


We take delight in noting wilh what favorable prospects this year 
opened at De Pauw, both in regard to the quantity and quality of the new 
students, and as a Fraternity feel justly proud of a large share of the 
quality. We initiated one '92 man and eight freshmen; one of whom, Wat- 
son L. Lewis, is a brother of James M. Lewis, *86. Two college papers 
still exist after all the efforts last year to banish unc of them. This is the 
stand the two papers have taken this year : ** That the factions are glad to 
note that the old feelings of strife and factional bitterness are fast disap- 
pearing. Last year this feeling between college papers was at a high 
pitch, but now the feeling has subsided and each paper is able to see and 
acknowledge the merits of the other. There can be two papers supported 
by this university and each should encourage the other, since the papers 
arc published in the interest of De Pauw University." Delta U. has the 
managing editor of the leading paper ; has the president and treasurer of 
the oratorical association. Our present standing is equal to the best, and is 
constantly growing better. In all probability we will have many mor«5 
members with us next semester. Among them are Brother Stauflfer, who is 
now in Liverpool, England, Brothers Crane, Stanley, Lewis, and perhaps 
Brother Slavens. 


The opening of the second year ot our existence found us strong in 
numbers and in zeal for work. The vacation was pleasant and profitable 
for us all. Most of us spent it iti liard work and returned this fall with re- 
newed strength of body and mind. All but three of our chapter alumni are 


with US this year, Brothers Petri and Frank Covell, of '90, and Stacy, of '91, 
having entered the law department. Brother Clark, '91, is taking post- 
graduate work in Leland Stanford, Jr., University. Brother Chowen, '91, 
spent the summer as a civil engineer in government employ at the Sis- 
seton Reservation, South Dakota. He is now of the firm of Morris & 
Chowen, Locators, Brown's Valley, Minn. Brother Carrol, '91, is now at 
home in this city. He expects to take some post-graduate work in civil 
engineering during the year. 

All our undergraduates have returned with the exception of Brother 
Leavitt, who has been spending the summer in railroad work in North 
Dakota, but expects to be with us in a few days. Brother Randall, who 
was with us last year from ColgatCy has now returned to that institution. 
We welcome in his stead Brother John G. Briggs, Colgate^ '93, who enters 
the junior class here. 

We desire to introduce to the Fraternity our new Brothers H. B. and E. 
T. Hare, '95 ; N. P. Stewart, '95, and H. W. Allen, '95. These men were 
initiated Friday evening, Oct. . Brother Allen's father is a member of 
Zeta Psi, Dartmouth, '57. We also have one man pledged and expect to 
get two or three more. This will give us a membership of about twenty- 

We have not been backward in college politics. Brother Springer is 
president, and Brother Powell prophet of the junior class. Brother Shaw, 
law, '92, and Brother Brabec, medicine, '93, represent their respective de- 
|>artments on the Weekly Ariel. Brother Stacy is critic of the Hermean 
Literary Society, while Brother Wilson holds the responsible position of 
treasurer of the Law Literary Society. Brother Powell, '93, will sing in the 
opening concert given by the Glee Club in November. Brother Cutts, 
medicine, '93, is house surgeon at the city Homeopathic Hospital. 

We are located at our old quarters, 617 I5lh avenue, S. E. The house 
has been renovated and improved during the summer, and with the aid of 
ttie Twin City Alumni we have been enabled to add some new furniture, 
and find ourselves in a very cosy home. During the term we have en- 
joyed visits from Brothers Pentield, Columbia^ *go ; Blauvelt, Lafayette^ '92 ; 
and Snow, Michigan^ '90. 

All things betoken a prosperous year for the University of Minnesota. 
The freshman class numbers over 200 ; the registration in all departments 
lacks but a few of 1,200. A transit building is being put up ; ground has 
been broken for a new medical building, to cost $6o,oo3 ; the school ot 
mines will open January ist, in charge of Prof. W. R. Appleby, of New 
York ; every department shows a marked increase in attendance and in- 
terest. Our football team lately defeated the University of Wisconsin, 
and the interest in athletics is keen. 

We are pleased with the way in which the year has opened for our 
irhapter. Our eflorts throughout our brief history have met with success 
beyond our highest expectations. We have come in competition with all 
the oldest and most prominent fraternities in the University, and have 
held our own. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquen- 
nial Catalogue, published in 1891, and with this object in view, Alumni and 
friends of the Fraternity are earnestly requested to send items ot interest, 
changes of address, etc., concerning members of the Fraternity, to the editor, 
Robert James Eidlitz, 204 East 72d street. New York, N. Y. 


'40. Dr. James W. Brown, of Framingham, Mass., was unable to attend 
the recent Convention in Boston, much to his dissatisfaction. Under date 
of November nth he wrote : **It would afiord me great pleasure to sit out 
another night banquet as I did at RtUgers four years ago. I am admonish- 
ed by a recent attack of illness that my place of safety, at seventy-eight 
years, is in my quiet home. Still, were Dr. Hobart, the first president of 
the Williams chapter, living we would march in with locked arms and storm 
the banquet. Hail to the new chapter at the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. My spirit will be with you during all your proceedings.*' 

*4i. The Rev. James Herrick, for over thirty-seven years a faithful mis- 
sionary of the American Board in Southern India, died suddenly at his home 
in West Brattleboro, Vt., on November 30. Mr. Herrick was born in 
Broome, P. Q., where his parents were temporarily residing, March 19, 1814. 
The family moved to the West village in Brattleboro and Mr. Herrick fitted 
for college at the academy. He was early interested in religious work, and 
at twenty united with the Church. While attending Williams College, where 
he was graduated in 1841, his religious zeal marked and his upright- 
ness and earnest character made him many friends. He taught school in 
Brattleboro, Vt., for two years, then studied at Andover, and graduated in 
1845. He was ordained as a missionary October 8, 1845. was married to 
Miss Elizabeth H. Crosby in Brattleboro, November 2, and they immediately 
sailed with other missionaries for their new field. Mr. and Mrs. Herrick 
returned to America in 1861, and remained in this country for two years. 
Since 1883 Mr. Herrick had lived in West Brattleboro, near his eldest daugh- 
ter, Mrs. J. H. Dunklee. He leaves a widow and six children. 

*47. Colonel Andrew K. Smith, U. S. A., has returned to America after a 
long absence in Europe. Colonel Smith has retired from active service in 
the army and is now living in Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 

•47. Harper & Brothers have published " Robinson Crusoe's Money," by 
the Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D., D.C.L. The New York Tribune^ in re- 
viewing the book says : '*Many will find more instruction in this spicy treat- 
ise than in all the speeches of Congressmen and stump orators in the country. 
Its lively illustrations will command attention from many who refuse to 
listen to aged argument." 

*86. Orlando C. Bidwell, Esq., is practicing law in Great Barrington, 
Mass. He writes: "1 am glad to feel that the Quarterly is doing finely." 


'86. George H. Flint is in the Yale Theological Seminary. 

*88. Augustus W. Buck has resumed his studies at the University of Penn- 
sylvaitia Medical College. 

'88. Ellis J. Thomas has left the Columbia Law School and accepted a 
place with Arnoux, Kitch & Woodford, whose law offices are at 1 8 Wall 
street, New York, N. Y. 

*88. Henry D. Wild is professor of Latin at Williams College. 

*88. Charles A. Williams is principal of the White River Junction, Vt., 

'89. Oliver S. Brown is teaching at Allen Academy, Chicago, 111. 

'90. Hanford W. Edson has taught at Robert College, Constantinople, 
since his graduation. 

*90. Theodore Whittlesey is professor of Chemistry in the University of 
the Pacific, Forest Grove, Oregon. 

*9i. Philip S. Allen is teachin*^ in the Allen Academy, Chicago, III. Ad- 
dress 2251 Calumet avenue. 

'91. William H. Edwards is teaching in the Boys' High School, on Court 
street, near Fulton, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'91. Frank H. Elmore is in the insurance business in Hartford, Conn. 
Address 98 Farmington avenue. 

'91. Harry W. Johnson is in the government's employ. Address P street, 
Washington, D. C. 

'91. Frank L. Luce has entered the Andover Seminary, Andover, Mass. 

'91. Payson S. Wild is in the silk business, 500 Broadway, New York, N. 
Y.; home address 427 West 23d street. 


'40. The Hon. Amos G. Hull, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and the Morse Building, 
New York, N. Y., is slowly recovering from a severe illness. 

'42. George D. G. Moore, for ten years Surrogate of E^sex county, N. J., 
died at his home. No. 33 Park street, Newark, yesterday, of congestion ot 
the lungs. Mr. Moore was seventy years old and had been married but one 
week before his death. His bride was Miss Mary Fitch, of Providence, R. 
I. She was his second wife. Mr. Moore was born in Caldwell, N. J. He 
was connected with several financial institutions and was trustee of a num- 
ber of estates. The day before the wedding, a week ago yesterday, Mr. 
Moore made his will and bequeathed to his present widow his entire estate, 
which is said to be worth more than $150,000.— A'. K Herald^ Oct, 14. 

'51. "Am greatly interested in the Quarterly and read it carefully."— 
Charles S. Vedder, D.D., Charleston, S. C. 

'54. Dr. Peter R. Furbeck, of Glovers viUe, N. Y., was the Republican Inde- 
pendent candidate for member of the Assembly in the recent campaign. 

•58. Henry A. Buttz, D.D., president of Drew Theological Seminary, 
Madison, N. J., visited Kansas City the middle ot November in the interests 
of the church. 

'74. "I am always more than satisfied with the Quarterly, and consider 
you a model editor."— James T. Hoyt, Esq., New York, N. Y. 


*79. Louis J. Davids has been spendinjs^his vacation in the East. Brother 
Davids is resident enj^neer of Santa Fe R.R-, with offices at San Diego, Cal. 

'84. Eugene A. H. Tays ischief engineer of the Mexican Western Rail- 
road, with headquarters in Feurte Sinaloa, Mexico. Under date of October 
1st he writes: '*! have returned home after having being absent on a trip across 
the Sierra Madre Mountains to Chihuahua, on a reconnoissance for our rail- 
road. I was thirty-one days in the saddle and rode over 700 miles, and 
climbed from zero to over 9,000 leet, one day descending over a mile 

in six hours. 


'57. A. T. Pierson, D.D., has accepted an invitation to occupy the Taber- 
nacle pulpit in London, Eng., during the convalescence of Mr. Spurgeon. 
The invitation comes from Mr. Spurgeon himself, with the hearty indorse- 
ment of the officers of the Tabernacle church. After October 14, Dr. 
Pierson's address will be care of James Nesbit and Company. 21 Bemers 
street, or Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, London. 

'65— »8o. The Second Clifton Springs Conference of Christian Workers 
was addressed by the Rev. William H. Bates, of Clyde, N. Y., on ''The 
World— an Exegesis and an Exposition;*' and by William M. Griffith, of 
Utica, on "Difficulties and Dangers in Y. M. C. A. Work." 

'65. Major James P. Kimball, M.D., a surgeon in the United States army, 
is stationed at Fort Reno, New Mexico. 

•68. Henry Randall Waite, Ph.D., has accepted the call to the pastorate of 
the Congregational Church of the Covenant in Classon avenue, Brooklyn. 
A new church is to be erected soon. 

•69. Hamilton College is famous for the number of teachers it has sup- 
plied to other colleges. Eliot R. Payson is the latest instance. He is an 
Oneida county boy. He was bom in New Hartford, and prepared for 
college in the Utica Free Academy, in which, after his graduation, he 
was assistant for several years. He resigned to take a course at Leipsic, 
and on his return was chosen principal of the Binghamton High School, 
which he has made one of the foremost in the State. Professor Pajrson 
resigns his Binghamton principalship to take charge of the Preparatory 
school of Rutgers College in New Jersey. That college, since it has re- 
ceived the grants from Congp'ess of the funds for scientific instruction, has 
become a strong institution. Professor Payson is the right man to place 
at the head of such a school, his success as an intellectual trainer having 
been thoroughly demonstrated. — Uiica^ N", K, Morning Herald. 

*73. The eleventh number of the publications of the Cincinnati Obser\'a. 
tory has been issued by the director. Dr. Jermain G. Porter. 

'76. The Rev. Charles G. Matteson is now preaching in Poland, N. Y. 

'79. The Rev. B. Fay Mills has been engaged recently in evangel istical 

work in Rockford, 111. He writes from there: **I find the numbers of the 

QuARTRRLT which I have seen of much interest, and congratulate you upon 

your success in this line.'* 

•80. Dr. Ward M. Beckwith, has remeved from New York to East Oak- 
land, Cal. 


*8i. The Rev. Leslie R. Groves, o( McGrawville, has accepted a call to the 
Fourth Presbyterian Church in Albany, N. Y. 

'83. Samuel D. Arms is principal of the Deposit, N. Y., Union School. 

^87. John G. Peck has accepted the principalship of the High School in 
Poultney, Vt. 

'90. Robert J. Hughes is principal of the Gloversville, N. Y., High 

'91. George H. Harkness is professor of German at Del Norte, Col. 

'91. Thomas E. Hayden has been elected principal of the newly organ- 
ized Union School at Clinton, N. Y. 


*48. "Let me encourage you by expressing my pleasure with the present 
appearance of the Quarterly "—Hiram A. Pratt, Shelburne Falls, Mass. 

*50. "Prayer as a Theory and a Fact.'* By the Rev. Daniel VV. Faunce, 
D.D. American Tract Society. This work was the Fletcher Prize Essay 
for 1889, and is a most able and practical, and therefore a valuable con- 
tribution to the literature on the subject. 

'51. "Same enthusiastic Delta U. that I always was'*— Miron J. Hazel 
tine, Campton Village, N. H. 

*56. "American Heroes on Mission Fields.** Edited by the Rev. Hiram 
C. Haydn, D.D., LL.D. American Tract Society, New York. Such works 
as this are always needed. They stimulate missionary zeal, which is a 
g^eat gain to the world. All thoughtful readers may here find much to 
think about. The subject ot missions is made concrete in this volume, 
which renders it far more impressive than when given in the form of ab- 
stract discussion. Every one feels that to follow the movements of a de- 
devoted missionary, lays a touch upon the heart which has all the force of 
a powerful exhortation. — Christian at Work, 

*82. William Travers Jerome was a candidate in the recent election for 
State Senator in the Eighth New York district on the County Democracy 

*82. Fred. Whiting was married in New York, N. Y., on November 4th, 
to Miss Pauline Marion Loder, daughter of Cyrus Loder. The ceremony 
was performed in the Church of the Incarnation, corner of Madison avenue 
and 35th street, by the Rev. Arthur Brooks, A reception followed at 4:30 
P. M. at 40 West 34th street. Dr. and Mrs. Whiting are at home at 102 West 
93d street. 

*86. William F. Walker, formerly treasurer of the Proctor Trust Co., of 
Proctor, Vt., has become cashier of the First National Bank of Fair 
Haven, Vt. 

*86. Charles Scribner's Sons publish, under the title of "English Social 
Movements," a collection of papers bv Robert Archey Woods, lecturer at 
Andover Seminary. The work is divided into chapters that deal with "The 
Labor Movement,'* "Socialism,** "The University Settlements,** "Uni- 
versity Extension,*' "The Social Work of the Church,*' "Charity and Phil- 
anthropy," and "Moral and Educational Progress in Great Britain.** Six 


of the chapters are nearly identical with the lectures given at Andover Sem- 
inary in the sprinfj term, under the alumni lectureship for the year 1890-91. 
The chapter about university extension appeared first in the Andover Re- 
vUw, March, 1891, from which it is taken by permission. The whole mate- 
rial has been carefully revised, The aim has been to present an ordered 
sketch of those movements in the life of the Engjlish people which are exert- 
ing the greatest influence at present. The work, a difficult one at best, has 
been i>erformed by the author with great fidelity and skill. A perusal of 
the book is of immense aid in enabling the average reader to comprehend 
the trend and meaning of those great social movements that have combined 
to make the England of Gladstone and Salisbury so widely different from 
the England of Channing and Peel.— -V- Y. Press. 

*89. William E. Clarke, Jr., attorney, and counsellor at law, has opened 
offices in the First National Bank Building. Chicago, III. He sends his sub- 
scription to the Quarterly and writes: "I would not be without it. It is 
way up in «G* !*' 


*84. Harley F. Roberts has been appointed tutor of Greek in Yale Uni- 

'85. Fred. W. Ashley is engaged in business in Cleveland, O. 

'88. The Rev. James D. Corwin is located in Cleveland, O. 

'89. Evan H. Hopkins is studying law in Cleveland, O. 

•98. William O. Osborne has recently been chosen instructor in mathe- 
matics in the University School, Cleveland, O. 

'91. Arthur G. Bamhart can be addressed at 1950 West 6th street, Kansas 
City Mo. 

'91. Austin F. Bamhart is engaged in business in Anderson, Ind. 

'91. John Dickerman is instructor in mathematics in Western Reserve 
Academy, Hudson, O. 

*9I . John H. Dynes is studing law in Cleveland, O. 

'91. James A. Ford has entered the Harvard Lqw School. 

'93. Archibald H. Lewis is in business in Cleveland, O. 

*94. John H.York has entered Hiram College, Hiram, O. 


'82. The Rev. Frederick W. Fan* is now in New York, N. Y. His ad- 
dress is 690 8th avenue. 

'85. Burleigh S. Annis is pursuing a post-graduate course in mathematics, 
astronomy and physics in Johns Hopkins University. 

'90. Jeremiah E. Burke has accepted the superintendency of the city 
schools of Waterville, Me. 

'90. Wilbur C. Wheldon is reading law in the office of Drummond & 
Drummond, Portland Me. 

'91. Lyndon L. Dunham is in business in Yantic. Conn. 

*9I. William Fletcher is studying at the Newton, Mass., Theological 


*9I. Charles F. Leadbctter's address at present is Wayne, Me. 

*9i. Fred A. Luce is teaching in Steuben, Me. 

'91. Herbert R. Purington is in the Newton, Mass., Theological Seminary. 

'91. Leland P. Sturtevant is teaching in the High School at Phillips, Me. 

'91. Arthur T. Watson is teaching in Cherryfield, Me. 


'64. Congressman Sereno E. Payne, of Auburn, N. Y,, was chairman of 
the committee on platform at the Republican State Convention held at 
Rochester, September 16, 1891. 

'72. Lewis H. Morey, D.D., may be addressed at Stillwater, Minn. 

'76. The Rev. Edward C. Dodge is Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church at Genesee, N. Y. 

80. The Rev. William F. Faber delivered a lecture at Chautauqua on 
Aug^t loth, on ** The History and Principles of Church Service." He re- 
sides in Westfield, N. Y., and under recent date writes: "I wish you con- 
tinued success in maintaining the Quarterly at the top J** 

'83. Curtis R. Morford is editor of the Institute Bell, South New Lyme, O. 

'85. "The last number of the Quarterly surpassed any preceding one. 
They grow better and better. I read them with the greatest interest. You 
deserve the thanks of the Fraternity for the pains you are taking to produce 
a publication worthy the gold and blue.'*— Rev. George F. Holt, Waterloo, 

'87. The Rev. Fred. E. Marble is Pastor of the Baptist Church at Walling- 
ford. Conn. 

'88. Samuel M. Brickner, M.D., has entered upon his duties at Mt. Sinai 
Hospital , New York, N. Y. 

'89. William C. Raymond is teaching in Hamden, Conn. 

*9i. Isaac M. Brickner is business manager and treasurer of the Cloth and 
Clothing Publishing Co., of Rochester, N. Y. 

'91. Walter S. Howard is preaching in St. Catherines, Ont. 

'91. William D. Merrell is teaching in Beaver Dam, Wis. 


'67. L. Vernon Ferris, Estj. has changed his law oflice from 182 Clark 
street, to 85 Dearborn street, Chicago, 111. 

'86. The Rev. Henry L. Bailey, who was obliged to return from India 
because of his wife's illness, has accepted a pastorate at Middletown Springs, 

'86. Charles Billings was married, August 13, to Miss Hallie Murdock, of 
Musop. Conn. Brother Billings was recently ten rlered a professorship in 
Ripon College. 

'88. The Rev. Edwin J. Klock has accepted a call from the Congrega- 
tional Society of Hayden, Mass. 

'89. William F. Alden, of Washinj»ton, D. C, was married to Marion E., 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Perry, at the Hamline M. E. church. 
Washington, September 9, 1891. 


'9a Edwin B. Clift has a position in the Gary Collegiate Seminary, Oak> 
field, N. Y. 

'91. Prentiss C. Hoyt is now in Parsons, Kans. He writes: ••Continually 
changing my address. I have been very negligent. I feel that the only 
atonement I can make is to pay equally in advance, and so I inclose $3 for 
vols. IX., X. and XI. I enjoy the Quarterly more and more as I am sep- 
arated so widely from my college.*' 

'91. Carl A. Mead is teaching in the Burr and Burton Seminary, Man- 
chester. Vt. 

*9i. Thomas H. Noonan is assistant to Mr, Joseph H. Battell, Ripton, Vt., 
in completing an elaborate history of the Morgan and Black Hawk horses. 

'94. Cecil R. Benton will enter the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

'94. Henry L. Stickney has not returned to college, but will enter the 
medical department of the University of Vermont at the beginning of the 
winter term. 


'59. "I enjoy the Quarterly very much."— The Rev. Samuel J. Rogers, 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

'69. William Elliot Griffis, D. D., of Boston, Mass., has published through 
Dodd, Mead & Co., a book in the series of the makers of America and is 
entitled <*Sir William Johnson and the Six Nations.*' 

'75. John P. Searle has lately been elected president of the Somerville 
Public Library Association. 

'So. Dr. H. B. H. Sleght has removed his office to No. 31 Clinton avenue, 
near Halsey street, Newark, N. J. 

'81. "Please find inclosed, one dollar, to pay inclosed bill for the Quarter- 
ly, which continues to be bang-up and is always welcome."— Cornelius I. 
Haring, Milwaukee, Wis. 

*82. The Rev. John Morrison, of San Bernardino, Cal., occupied Dr.Coe's 
pulpit in New York during a part of the summer. 

'86. Thomas J. Bissell is principal of the High School in Summit, N. J. 

'86. Elmore De Witt is now city surveyor of Marionette, Wis. He was 
recently married to Miss Kate Johnson, of New Brunswick, N. J. 

'88. Oscar M. Voorhees has accepted a call to the Reformed Church, of 
Three Bridges, N. f. His catalogue of the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at 
Rutgers is now completed. 

*88. The Rev. Charles S. Wyckoff has accepted a call to the Reformed 
Church at Spring Lake, III. 

'90— '91. Warren R. Schenck and Isaac M. Sutton have recently returned 
firom their three months' trip in Europe, where they have spent a very en- 
joyable summer. Much of their sight-seeing was done by tramping, and 
they report having walked in all over three hundred miles. Brother Sut- 
ton's address is Poughkeepsie, N. V. 

'91. John C. Aydelott is engaged in the computation office of the Pater- 
son, N. J., Rolling Mills. 


- *9i. Paull J. Challen is with H. W. Bulkley, manufacturers of steam con- 
densers, in the Times Building;, New York, N. Y. 

'91. Herbert B. Roberts is in the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. 

*9i. Gillett Wynkoop, of Catskill, N. Y., is engaged in teaching at the 
Adelbert Preparatory School at Hudson, Ohio. 


'74. The Rev. Orrin V. Gifford, D.D., is president of the Anti-Tenement 
League of Boston, Mass. The league proposes to make a strong fight 
through the public prints and through the mediumship of circulars and 
tracts showing the evils of the tenement house system. 

*74. John Myron Potter is manager of the jVt7a England Magazine^ offices 
at 86 Federal street, Boston, Mass. 

'78. Cornelius S. Savage accepted the call to the Hamilton. N. Y., Baptist 
Church, and commenced his labors the first of August. 

'83. The annual sermon before the Maine Free Baptist Association was 
given in Portland, Me., on September 29, by Professor Alfred W. Anthony, 
Brawny '83. of Bates College, the corresponding secretary and member of 
the executive board of the association. Professor Anthony is an editorial 
contributor of the Free Baptist. 

'84. The Rev. A. Erving Scoville, of Dover Plains, N. Y., has accepted a 
call to the First Baptist Church of Akron, O. 

'85. Harlan P. Abbott, M.D., is practicing his profession in Providence, 
R. I. Office 685 Broad street. 

*90. James Q. Dealey is teaching Latin, German and Greek in the Ver- 
mont Academy, Saxton's River, Vt. He writes : ** One reads the Quarterly 
so as to keep track of the boys. Much success to you this year." 

*90. Lincoln C. Heywood is chief engineer of the Interstate Street Rail- 
way, Pawtucket, R. I. 

*90. **I received your fall issue and read it with the greatest interest. Do 

not sutler its already high standard to be lowered. It there be anything I 

can do for you I trust you will feel free to call on me." — C. Wayland Lisk, 

Phila., Pa. 


'79. The Rev. Levi D. Temple is greatly pros|>cred in his pastorate of the 
Baptist church in Lansing, Mich. Since September last, 172 persons have 
been received into the church, ninety -one of whom he baptized. 

'81. Marcus C. Allen is secretary of the Allen Brothers Company, manu- 
facturers of wall paper, Sandy Hill, N. Y. **Mark*' took a good deal of in- 
terest in the last State campaign, being county committee man, He enter- 
tained the Hon. John W. Vrooman at his delightful home when Messrs. 
Fassctt and Vrooman visited Sandy Hill during the campaign. 

*84. The Rev. Duey L. Martin has resigned his pastorate at Castile, N.Y., 
to take effect September ist, and has accepted a unanimous call to the 
Le Roy, N. Y., Baptist Church. 

'85. Dr. Thomas C. Ely, M.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., received the degree 
of M.A. at the last commencement of Colgate. 


'85. Fred M. Loomis is taking a post-graduate course in Latin and Ger- 
man at Strasburg, Germany. 

'87. The Rev. William H. Cossum addressed the students of Morgan 
Park Theological Seminary before leaving for China. Dr. Hulbert said: 
"Its the strongest address I have heard from a young man." President 
Northrup said: "Hamilton is to be congratulated on having such a noble 
speaker.** Several of Mr. Cossum*s Hamilton acquaintances were in the 
audience — some going from the city to hear him. 

'87. The Rev. Oscar R. McKay sailed October 3, 1891, for his field at 
Ongole, India. 

'89. Fred. S. Retan labored with the Baptist church at Niles, Mich., during 
the past summer. Under his ministry a debt of $2,000 has been raised 
and nine new members have been added. Mr. Retan will finish his theo- 
logical course at Morgan Park. In connection with his seminary work, he 
will be instructor in elocution and the sciences at Morgan Park Military 


'90. William J. Eyies has entered Morgan Park Theological Seminary 
this fall. For the past year he has been pastor of the Lake Benton, Minn.» 

'90. Hervey F. Mai lory has returned to his place as professor of Latin 
and Greek, in St. Johns School, Sing Sing, N. Y. 

'90. Kirk W. Thompson is teaching in Ames Academy, Shelburne Falls, 

'90. Ulysses G. Weatherly is at Ithaca, N. Y., where he is engaged by ex- 
President White, of Cornell University, on a book, »*The Warfare of 
Science," soon to be published. 


(Honorary.) Ebenezer A. Johnson, LI-. D., professor of Latin in the Uni- 
versity of the City of New York, died suddenly of apoplexy at his home in 
Yonkers on Saturday afternoon, July 18. He had been a professor in the 
University for fifty-three years. The Rev. Dr. Howard Crosby and Pro- 
fessors Baird and Stevenson of the university faculty were pupils of Pro- 
fessor Johnson. 

'66. Samuel B. Duryea, Esq., of Brooklyn, N. Y., was a candidate for 
alderman-at-large on the Republican ticket in the recent election. He re- 
ceived the largest number of votes of any of his collea^rues . 

'71. The Rev. Henry Morton Reed, D. D., rector of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church of the Intercession, at 158th street and Eleventh avenue, this 
city, died suddenly on Friday night last, while walking along the Boulevard. 
The cause of Mr. Reed's death was heart disease, from which he had been 
a sufferer for several years. He was born in Philadelphia in 1849, and 
early in life began to study for the ministry. In 1871 he was graduated at 
the University of the City of New York, and in 1874 he was ordained in 
Philadelphia. He was first called to the Church of the Holy Comforter, in 
Philadelphia, of which he was rector for ten years. This charge he resigned 


to accept the call to the Church of the Intercession in this city, where he 
had been seven years. — ChrisHan at Work, July 9th. 

'74. Richard Ferris is a florist in Kingston, N. Y. 

*73. The Hon. Hans S. Beattie is treasurer of the United States Postal 
Service Company, whose offices are at 733 Broadway, N. Y. ; his law offices 
at No. I Broadway. 

*73. The November Homiletic Review contains, ** The Survival of the 
Weak," by Dudley S. Schaff, D. D., of Jacksonville, HI. 

'78. Robert H. T. Marrener is now engaged with an engineering party 
in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, Cal. 

'87. William H. Hill has left the iron business and is now in the New 
York office of the Vacuum Oil Co., of Rochester, N. Y. 

'88. Harry K. Monroe, of Paterson, N. J., received the degree of M. A. 
from Wesleyan at its last commencement. 

'87. The Rev. Austin D. Wolfe, of State Center, Iowa, is assisted now 
in preparing his sermons by a four months old heir, named after a good 
Rutgers Delta U.— William P. Merrill, '87. The last State convention of 
the Y. P. S. C. E. elected Brother Wolfe president of the State association. 
"Austin" writes that he will be in New York next summer, when the 
Y. P. S. C. E. meets, and to look out for him at the head of the Iowa 

'91. Townsend G. Smith may now be addressed at Far Rockaway, N. Y. 


'74. In the Rochester papers of May 8th there was published a letter by 
Professor Fairchild in reference to inviting the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science to hold its 41st annual meeting in Rochester 
in August, 1892. The proposition has been received with great favor. The 
Rochester Historical Society has already passed resolutions of invitation. 
The Rochester Academy of Science took the initiative in the matter a few 
weeks ago. It would seem to be extremely desirable that the faculty and 
trustees of the University should give a cordial invitation to the associa- 
tion, and offer the use of the college building. Professor Fairchild was 
local secretary of the New York meeting ot the association in 1887, and de- 
serves great credit for his exertions to have a meeting called at Rochester. 
— The Rochester Campus, 

'86. Allyn A. Packard spent the summer and fall in Europe studying 
architecture. He will return in January. 

*86. Frank W. Shepard. of Medina, O., was married in New Brunswick, 
N. J., on October 15, to Miss Charlotte A. Marsh, at the home of her father, 
Riverius Marsh, by the Rev. Dr. Hutton, of the Second Reformed Church. 
Mr. Shepard is in the engineering department of the U. S. A., and with his 
bride will spend the winter in Florida. 

*89. Bryant H. Blood is secretary of the Pennsylvania Guarantee Loan 
Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa., in which city Mr. Blood is now residing. 

'90. John W. Battin is in the law office of Greene <fc Baxter, N. Y. Life 
Building, Omaha, Neb. He resides at 531 South 22d street. 


*9i. Frank A. Barton is an officer in the U. S. Army ; address 336 B 
street, N. £., Washington, D. C. 

'91. Louis W. Emerick is an electrical engineer. Address, Fulton, N. Y. 
'91. Albert P. Fowler is studying law in Syracuse, N. Y. 
'91. Harrison L. Stidham is a civil engineer. Address loii T street, N. 
W., Washington, D. C. 

*9I. John H. Tanner has been appointed an instructor in Cornell Univer- 


{Honorary.) The wife of General A. T. Goshorn died at the Fifth Avenue 
Hotel Saturday, and her remains have been taken to Cincinnati f«r burial, 
Mrs. Goshorn had been ill with rheumatism and pneumonia for over six 
weeks. Her heart was finally affected by the rheumatic pains and caused 
her death. She was a woman with a wide acquaintance and vast store of 
knowledge, who was a great helpmeet to her husband when he was Director 
General of the Centennial Exposition at Philadephia, and also since he has 
been in New York as one of the directors of the Lead Trust — Press ^ Dec. 9. 
*74. William P. Curtis can be addressed at Chicago, 111., care of the South 
Chicago Iron Works. 

'74. Charles W. Rarich has been a practicing physician in Greenwich, O. 
since 1887. 

'76. Richard G. Lewis, for several years president of the Union Shoe Co., 
of Chillicothe, O., is also a member of the city Board of Health, trustee of 
the Presbytery of Chillecothe and a trustee of the Salem Academy. 
'77* Charles L. Dickey is a dry goods salesman in Athens, O. 
'77. Edward E. Warren, formerly postmaster of Madison, Cal., is now 
engaged in the fruit business in Fresno, Cal. 

'78. Henry C. Dimond, M. D., is practicing his profession at 431 East 
High street, Springfield, O. 

'78. The Rev. Edwin K. Mitchell, formerly of St. Augustine, Fla., has 
been appointed to a professorship in the N. Y. University. 

'79. The Rev. Joseph W. Mougery, has been for four years the successful 
president of Baldwin Academy, Baldwin, La. The institution is under the 
care of the Freedman's Aid and Southern Education Society of the M. K. 

*82. Since completing his studies in Yale Theological Seminary, the Rev. 
I>avid W. Morgan has served as a home missionary in Detroit, Minn., hav- 
three churches under his care, and a parish thirty-five miles square. He 
was called to the Congregational Church of Kingston, N. H., in October, 
1889, where he is now preaching. 

'82. John B. Webb has been made secretary and treasurer of the Little 
Giant Power Converter Co., manufacturers of power converters, feed 
grinders, wood saws, &c., for attaching,to pumping windmills. The offices 
of the company are in the Smith Building, 220 Walnut street, Cincinnati, 
O. **Johnnie" writes under recent date,that the converter is a great machine, 
covered by good broad patents and has no opf>osition. He is looking for 


Delta U. men interested in a)>jiculture and hardwrare business to whom he 
can make an offer that will be mutually advantageous. 

'87. The Rev. Edward B. Haskell has gone to Bulgaria as a missionary. 
He is sent by the college and churches of Marietta. 

*88. Walter G. Beach has returned to Harvard to complete his post-grad- 
uate course. 

'89. Howard W. Dickinson is teaching in the Carrollton, III., High School. 

'90. Frederick A. Moore is employed as private secretary to an official of 
the C. S. and H. V. R.R, at Columbus, Ohio. 

'90. Homer Morris, who took the second prize in .the Cincinnati Law 
School last year, is at Harvard this year. 

'90. "I was somewhat surprised upon receipt of the Ql'ARTERLY. The 
first one I have seen in so long that it seemed like the return of a long 
lost friend. Hoping that your subscription list may, during '91, reach your 
highest expectations, I remain yours in best of fraternities.** — Theron M. 
Ripley, Lancaster, N. Y. 

'91. Arthur G. Beach and Oren J. Mitchell are civil engineers for the new 
Walhouding R.R., headquarters, Londonville, Ohio. 

'91. James S. Devol is farming near Marietta O. 

'91. David H. Jones has entered the Lane Theological Seminary, Cincin- 
nati, O. 

'91. John C. Shedd, who graduated at Princeton last year is at Cornell 


'75. The Rev. Edward Everett is now pastor of a Methodist Church in 
Mt. Pleasant, N. Y. 

'76. John T. Roberts has become a member of the new law firm of 
Roberts & Seip, with office at 14 Clinton Block, Syracuse, N. Y. Both these 
gentlemen are well known in the community, and are sure to meet with 
success in their business enterprise. Mr. Boberts was formerly connected 
with the Northern Christian Advocate^ and Mr. Seip has been identified with 
business interests here. — Syracuse Journal. 

'77. The Rev. Philip Price, formerly of Boston, Mass., is now pastor of a 
church in Sanilac, Mich. 

'81. William H. Roberts is in the gold, nickel and silver plating business 
at 125 Clinton Street, Syracuse, N. Y. 

'83. Warren W. Walsworth, formerly of the Syracuse, N. Y., Standard^ is 
now a journalist in Butte City, Montana. 

'84. Edward C. Morey, of Baldwinsville, N. Y., is studying classical 
philology in the Harvard graduate school, where he holds a Shattuck 

'84. The Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, of St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church, 
New York, had a narrow escape from death this summer. While driving 
with some friends near Morristown, N. J., the horses became frightened, 
breaking the harness, and throwing the whole party out of the carriage. 
Mr. Tipple was made unconscious by the fall, his right shoulder was badly 


Sprained, and he received several severe bruises. For eig^ht days he was 
helpless in bed. — A\ V, Tribmu. 

'86. The Rev. Frank Bell, formerly an instructor in Heuvelton, N. Y., is 
now pastor of a church in Viroqua, Vernon Co., Wis. 

'87 . John S. Bo\ingdon graduated from the Buffalo law school on May 
28th with singularly high honors. At the annual commencement two 
scholarships, known as the Daniels and Clinton scholarships, are awarded, 
each consisting of a first prize of $150 and a second prize of $100. The 
Daniels scholarship prizes are given tor the best theses, while those of the 
Clinton scholarship are for the best recitations and court practice. When 
the time of awarding the prizes came, it was found that Mr. Bovington was 
entitled to both firsts, but was unable to receive them both under the rules 
governing the scholarships. So he chose both prizes ot the Clinton scholar- 
ship. — T/u University Herald, 

'87. Charles X. Hutchinson, formerly a missionary with the New Yurk 
State S. S. Association, of Binghamton, N. Y., is now preaching in Eliza- 
beth, N. J. Address 1089 Mary street. 

'88. Frank G. Bannister has accepted the general secretaryship of the 
Harlem branch of the New York city Y. M. C. A. 

'89. "It is only just to you to say that during the last year our paper has 
been better than ever before."— L. S. Chapman, Syracuse^ *89. 

'90. William A. Jenner has lately returned to Syracuse from Butte, Mont., 
where he has been engaged in journalistic work. 

'91. Frank L. Mead has been elected principal of the Leavenworth Insti- 
tute, Wolcott, N. Y. 


'79. Charles S. Beadle is a civil engineer in Pittsburg, Kan. 

'80. James T. Eaglesfield is one of the proprietors ot the William Eagles- 
field company, dealers in lumber, lime, lach, shingles and coal, Ninth street 
and L. £. & W. Railroad, Indianapolis. Ind. 

'88, Oliver G. Frederick can now be addressed at Trenton, Mich. 

*88. William H. Turner, of Detroit, Mich., has his law otiice at 17 Campau 

'89. Richard Khuen has accepted a place with the N. Y., Lake Erie & 
Western R.R., 21 Cortlandt street. New York. He resides in Passaic, N. J. 


'84. Nimrod F. Jenkins attended the Summer Institute for '91 in Evans- 
ton, 111. 

'84. Charles L. Rhodes has come: East and secured a place on the staft of 
the Standard Union, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'85. Leonard L. Skelton, M.D., has been appointed lecturer in N. W^ U. 
Woman's Medical College, and also in the College of Physicians and Sur- 

'87. George I. Larash is pastor of the M. E. Church in Bolton, 111. 


'88. Nathaniel A. Graves, M.D., has changed his address from 43 North 
Ashland avenue, Chicago, 111., to 100 Floumoy street. 

*88. Charles £. Linebarg^r, has recently been elected a member of the 
Societe Chimique de Paris. 

'88 Oscar Middlekauf is now practicing law in Sioux City, la. 

'89, Forrest W. Beers is at present engaged in mission work in Chi- 
cago, HI 

'89. Arthur E. Elmore is a member of the firm, the Elmore Coal Com- 
pany, of Rockford, 111. 

'89. Gustav W. Kunstman is real estate editor of the Chicago Post, He is 
also Chicago real estate correspondent for New York papers. 

*90. «*Inclosed please find check for subscription to Vol. IX of Quarterly. 
Permit me to congratulate you not only upon the admirable appearance of 
the magazine, but upon the uniform literary excellence. With best wishes 
for your continued success, Fraternally yours.'* — Elvin E. Scott, Racine, 

'91. Amory S. Haskins and Ray C. Harker are attending the Garrett 
Biblical Institute, Evanston, 111. 

'91. William B. Walrath is teaching mathematics in the South Division 
High School, Chicago, 111. 

•92. James S. Graham is a member of the Denver, Col., School Supply 


*92. Hart R. Sweeney is in the furniture firm of J, M. Sweeney & Son, 
Geneseo, 111. 

'93. Paul A. Tullieys is with the Anglo-American Mortgage and Trust 
Co., in Omaha, Neb. Address, 405 South isth street, residence address, 
151 Park avenue. Council Bluffs, la. 


•85. The Rev. J. Lee Mitchell, of New Haven, Conn., preached in the West 
End Presbyterian Church, 105th street and Amsterdam avenue, New York, 
N. Y., on July 12th. 

*86. Percy G. Bolster can be addressed at Roxbury, Mass. 

'87. James Harvey Robinson, Ph.D., is now connected with the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

'87. Elwood G. Tewksbury is now a missionary inTung-cho, near Pekin, 

*88. Henry B. Drake, formerly of Cambridge, Mass., can now be ad- 
dressed at Auburndale, Mass. 

*88. Samuel S. Hall has left the American Exchange National Bank to 
accept a place in the actuaries' department of the Mutual Life Insurance 
Co., 32 Nassau street. New York, N. Y. He resides at the Delta U. Club 
House, 142 West 48th street. 

'88. "Success to Delta U.'*— William P. Henderson, Plainfield, N. J. 

'88. Edward H. Kidder,of Southboro, Mass., spent the summer in Ger- 



'89. Emil C. Pfeifier has been appointed superintendent uf schools of 
North Attleboro, Mass. 

*90. Walter Mann is a salesman with Mann Brothers, 6 and 8 Wabash 
avenue, Chicago, III. He writes: *<Dunham, Harvard^ '89, is here, tutoring, 
and Pillsbury, also'89 ,is in the law department of the Wisconsin Central R.R. 
We all wish we could be in Boston for the Convention; .we will be there *in 
spirit,* and trust that the Convention will be the finest ever held by a 
college fraternity — we haven't the slightest doubt but that it will l>e. We 
are always glad to see the Quarterly,. Each number brings proof that 
Delta U. is fast gaining the top round of the ladder.*' 

'90. A. Morris Tyson is an attorney-at-law in Baltimore, Md. Address 
207 North Calvert, street. 

'90. Curtis H. Page may be addressed at 2021 Euclid avenue, Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

'91. Perley Doe is studing law in the Harvard Law School. 

*9i. Henry K. Gledhill can be addressed at his home Jersey vi lie. 111. 

'91. Alfred S. Hayes is in Europe. Address, care of Baring Bros., Lon- 
don, England. 

'91. William G. Howard will study law in the Harvard Law School. 

*9i. Frederick L. Jerris is traveling in Europe. 

'91. Hugh McCulloch, Jr., will be in Cambridge next year as a member 
ot the Graduate School. 

'91. George L. Potter can be addressed at Roxbury, Mass. 

'91. Logan H. Root is to be the General Secretary of the Harvard Y. M. 
C. A. next year. 

'91. John D. Stults will enter business in Boston, Mass. 

'91. Charles H. C. Wright will study at Oxford, England. 

'93. The engagement is announced of Miss Edna Marguerite Ellis, 

daughter of the late Hon. Theo. S. Ellis, of Hartford, Conn., and Mr. David 

Dwight Wells, son of the Hon. David A.Wells, VVillianiSy '47. of Norwich, 



'86. *'So long as the Quarterly raamtains its present high standard I wish 
to be a subscrit}er. You are deserving of all praise and encouragement 
for the splendid work you have done in making \ipar exuUence^ the frater- 
uity magazine." — William E. Bainbridge, Omaha, Neb. 


'85. George R. Angle graduated last spring from the Bellevue Medical Col- 
lege, and has commenced practicing at Houtzdale, Pa. 

'85. Harry P. Corser is principal ot the academy at Towanda, Pa. 

•85. Benjamin W. McGalliard, M.D., has left Philadelphia and located in 
Trenton, N. J. 

•85 — *87 — '89. Joseph H. Tudor, John G. Connor and Benjamin M. Gem- 
mill have been elected members of the Lafayette Chapter of Phi Beta 

'88. Professor Stuart Croasdale, Ph.D., was married on June 25th to Miss 


Elma Shaw, of Delaware Water Gap, Pa. Brother Dewit* C. Carter, *S$^ 
editor of the Blairstown, N. J., Press^ was best man. Harry N. Hemp- 
stead, '91, and William J. Karslake, *9i, acted as ushers. The bride and 
groom made their bridal tour to Mount Pocono and the seashore, and have 
made their home in Easton. 

'88. William D. Tyler is with the Fiat Top Coal Land Association at 
Bramwell, W. V., as engfineer. He speaks of a successful battle with the 

'89. Frederick T. Dumont is in Huntingdon, Pa., is chief of a corps of 
engineers on the Pennsylvania Railroad. 

'90. David L. Glover is studying law in Hartleton, Pa. 

'90. Douglass P. LeFevre has gone into business as a civil engineer in 
Cumberland, Md. He was married on October 13 to Miss Virginia Rus- 

'90. Archibald T. B. Sommerville is in the employ ot the King Iron 
Bridge Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

'90. Aaron H. Van Cleve is with the New York Elevated Construction 

'90. Clinton E. Walter has completed his second year in Gettysburg 
Theological Seminary. He spent his vacation at his home in Easton, Pa. 

*9I. Harvey D. Brasefield is tutor in Physics at Lafayette College. 

'91. Eugene H. Griffith is studying law at Cumberland, Md. 

'91. Harry N. Hempstead is chemist for the Croton Iron Co., at Brewster, 
Putnam county, N. Y . 

'91. William J. Karslake is in an experimental chemical labratory at 
Newport, R. I. 

'91. William G. McKinney has entered the Medical Department of the 
University of Pennsylvania, 

'91. David H. Morgan is teaching at Wooster, O. 

*9i. Sokuma Yamada is engaged in engineering work at Orange, N. J. 


*88. Robert Goeller, has written Mandate in vol. 14 and Motions in vol. 
15 of the American and English Encyclopedia of Law. 

'8g. Henry W. Brush, Esq., 71 Niagara square, Buflalo. N. Y. Residence 
14 West Seneca street. 

'90. Warren S. Blauv^clt is at present at work putting in an electric rail- 
way in St. Paul, Minn. Address. 403 Sibley street, care oi{ the Northwest 
Thomson Houston Electric Co. 

'90. Bertram C. Hinman, the consulting chemist of the Ironclad Iron 
Works, Brooklyn, N. Y., is taking a course in Columbia College, leading to 
the degree of Ph. D. 

'90. Huntington W. Merchant, who graduated with honor from Princeton 
last year, is studying in the Columbia Law School. 

*go. Albert B. Pattou has left the Columbia Law School and entered a 
lawyer's office in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he intends to permanently 


'90. Thornton B. Penfield was engaged during the summer as Sunday 
School organizer for the Presbyterian Board of Publication, with headquar- 
ters in Farmington, Minn. 

'90. Herbert F. Welch is with the Mingo Mountain Coal and Coke Co., 
Middlesboro, Ky. 

*9I. William E. Young, Jr., who is with the Royal Baking Powder Co., 
106 Wall street. New York, N. Y., is now living at 292 Lafayette avenue, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 


'89. Pearce Atkinson is erecting shops at the Union Pacific Supply Yards 
at Cheyenne, Wy. 

'89. Ralph M. Dravo is with the Illinois Steel Company, South Works, S. 
Chicago, 111. 

'91. Paul M. Paine is in the assistant engineer's office, Philadelphia Divi- 
sion of the Pennsylvania R.R., West Philadelphia, Pa. 


'87. We are always iflad to claim Wilson L. Fairbanks, the editor of the 
Qitmquennial catalogue as a son of Tufts. He has a place on the Spring- 
field, Mass., Republican. 

'87. Frank O. Melcher and Henry W. Hayes are at Fitchburg, Mass., in 
the employ of the Fitchburg R.R. The former is a civil engineer; the latter 
an architect. 

'87. Alva E. Snow is an attorney at law in Fresno, Cal. Address, Fresno 
National Bank Building. 

'SS. Frank W. Durkee, for two years assistant in the Chemical Labor- 
atory, has received the appointment of instructor in natural history. He 
continues his work as physical examiner and gymnasium instructor. 

'88. Henry E. Robertson is with Gilbert Hodges in Boston, Mass. 

'89. William B. Eddy and Herbert O. Maxham are members of the 
Divinity School, class of '92. Brother Maxham is also Postmaster of the 
Tufts College office, and is assisted by Brother Loring G. Williams, '92. 

89. John S. Lamson, whose marriage is announced in another column, 
has resigned his place as instructor in mathematics at Tufts^ and is in the 
city engineer's office, Boston, Mass. 

'90. "I will subscribe to the Quarterly as long as I am able and hope to 
see it preserve or better its present standard." — Frederick T. Nelson, 
Nashau, N. H. 

'90. Willis F. Sewall is instructor in English composition and assistant 
librarian at Tufts College. At the beginning o^ the second half year he 19 
to have the First Engineers in French. 

•91. Robert P. Brown is in the employ of the West End Street Railway, 
Boston, Mass. 

'91. George C. Dolliver and Benj. F. Cunningham have entered the Har- 
vard Medical School. Brother Dolliver boards on the Hill with Professor 
Comey. Brother Cunningham's address is No. 34 Hancock street, Boston. 


Elma Shaw, of Delaware Water Gap, Pa. Brother Dewit* C. Carter, '85, 
editor of the Blairstown, N. J., Press^ was best man. Harry N. Hemp- 
stead, '91, and William J. Karslake, *9I, acted as ushers. The bride and 
^oom made their bridal tour to Mount Pocono and the seashore, and have 
made their home in Boston. 

*88. William D. Tyler is with the Flat Top Coal Land Association at 
Bramv/ell, W. V., as engineer. He speaks of a successful battle with the 

'89. Frederick T. Dumont is in Huntingdon, Pa., is chief of a corps of 
engineers on the Pennsylvania Railroad. 

'90. David L. Glover is studying law in Hartleton, Pa. 

'90. Douglass P. LcFevre has gone into business as a civil engineer in 
Cumberland, Md. He was married on October 13 to Miss Virginia Rus- 

'90. Archibald T. B. Sommerville is in the employ ot the King Iron 
Bridge Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

'90. Aaron H. Van Cleve is with the New York Elevated Construction 

'90. Clinton E. Walter has completed his second year in Gettysburg 
Theological Seminary. He spent his vacation at his home in Easton, Pa. 

*9I. Harvey D. Brasefield is tutor in Physics at Lafayette College. 

'91. Eugene H. Gritfith is studying law at Cumberland, Md. 

'91. Harry N. Hempstead is chemist for the Croton Iron Co., at Brewster, 
Putnam county, N. Y . 

'91. William J. Karslake is in an experimental chemical labratory at 
Newport, R. I. 

*9i. William G. McKinney has entered the Medical Department of the 
University of Pennsylvania, 

'91. David H. Morgan is teaching at Wooster, O. 

*9i. Sokuma Yamada is engaged in engineering work at Orange, N. J. 


*88. Robert Goeller, has written Mandate in vol. 14 and Motions in vol. 
15 of the American and English Encyclopedia of Law. 

'8q. Henry W. Brush, Esq., 71 Niagara square, Buffalo. N. Y. Residence 
14 West Seneca street. 

'90. Warren S. Blauvclt is at present at work putting in an electric rail- 
way in St. Paul, Minn. Address, 403 Sibley street, care of^ the Northwest 
Thomson Houston Electric Co. 

'90. Bertram C. Ilinman, the consulting chemist of the Ironclad Iron 
Works, Brooklyn, N. Y., is taking a course in Columbia College, leading to 
the degree of Ph. D. 

'90. Huntington W. Merchant, who graduated with honor from Princeton 
last year, is studying in the Columbia Law School. 

*90. Albert B. Pattou has left the Columbia Law School and entered a 
lawyer's office in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he intends to permanently 


'90. Thornton B. Penfield was engaged during the summer as Sunday 
School organizer for the Presbyterian Board of Publication, with headquar- 
ters in Farmington, Minn. 

'90. Herbert F. Welch is with the Mingo Mountain Coal and Coke Co., 
Middlesboro, Ky. 

*9I. William E. Young, Jr., who is with the Royal Baking Powder Co., 
106 Wall streel. New York, N. Y., is now living at 292 Lafayette avenue, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 


'89. Pearce Atkinson is erecting shops at the Union Pacific Supply Yards 
at Cheyenne, Wy. 

'89. Ralph M. Dravo is with the Illinois Steel Company, South Works, S. 
Chicago, 111. 

*9i. Paul M. Paine is in the assistant engineer's office, Philadelphia Divi- 
sion of the Pennsylvania R.R., West Philadelphia, Pa. 


'87. We are always tC^ad to claim Wilson L. Fairbanks, the editor of the 
Qinnqutrmial catalogue as a son of Tufts. He has a place on the Spring- 
field, Mass., Republican. 

'87. Frank O. Melcher and Henry W. Hayes are at Fitchburg, Mass., in 
the employ of the Fitchburg R.R. The former is a civil engineer; the latter 
an architect. 

'87. Alva K Snow is an attorney at law in Fresno, Cal. Address, Fresno 
National Bank Building. 

'88. Frank W. Durkee, for two years assistant in the Chemical Labor- 
atory, has received the appointment of instructor in natural history. He 
continues his work as physical examiner and gymnasium instructor. 

'88. Henry £. Robert<«on is with Gilbert Hodges in Boston, Mass. 

'89. William B. Eddy and Herbert O. Maxham are members of the 
Divinity School, class of '92. Brother Maxham is also Postmaster of the 
Tufts College office, and is assisted by Brother Loring G. Williams, '92. 

89. John S. Lamson, whose marriage is announced in another column, 
has resigned his place as instructor in mathematics at Tu/ts^ and is in the 
city engineer's office, Boston, Mass. 

'90. "I will subscribe to the Quarterly as long as I am able and hope to 
see it preserve or better itd present standard." — Frederick T. Nelson, 
Nashau, N. H. 

'90. Willis F. Sewall is instructor in English composition and assistant 
librarian at Tufts College. At the beginning o^ the second half year he is 
to have the First Engineers in French. 

'91. Robert P. Brown is in the employ of the West End Street Railway, 
Boston, Mass. 

'91. George C. Dolliver and Benj. F. Cunningham have entered the Har- 
vard Medical School. Brother Dolliver boards on the Hill with Professor 
Comey. Brother Cunningham's address is No. 34 Hancock street, Boston. 



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Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT. New York, '84, Editor-in-Chief. 
Albert Wareen Ferris, M.D., New York^ *78. 
Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, *85. 

Ellis John Thomas, Williams, '88, ex-offiao, 

William John Warburton. Columbia^ '90. 

Vol. X. FEBRUARY, 1892. No. 2. 


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chapter is Delta 
Upsilon's "baby"; let its name be engraved ** Technolofry" • let 
it be called ^'Tech" **Is the Institute a college or a univer- 
sity ?" is a question often asked and one that has been answered 
once and for all by President Francis A. Walker, who said that 
it was a college in regard to many good things about a college, 
and not a college in respect to the evil points of a college ; in 
regard to its advanced degrees, and original research, it is a uni- 
versity; whatever else it may be, it is surely a school of indus- 
trial science and *'a place for men to work and not a place for 
boys to play." 

Just before the Civil War, Professor William B. Rogers, the 
founder and first president of the Institute, conceived the idea 
of the present method of teaching science. He explained his 
plans to some business friends and showed them the advan- 
tages science would bring to their industries. These plans 
were almost identical with Bacon's Utopian scheme for a model 
university as expressed in the New Atlantis nearly three centuries 
ago. The methods were so unique that but few men had faith 
enough in the venture to materially aid it. In April, 1861, the 
Legislature granted the land for the building on condition that 
fifty thousand dollars be raised by private subscription, a sum 


which was generously given by Dr. Walker and Mr. Hunting- 
ton, The war much hindered the progress of the work and it 
was not till February, '65, that the Institute opened with 27 
students. The number steadily increased till the financial 
crisis of 1872 when the dark days of the institution began. 
Many times during the next few years it seemed as if the great 
plan of Professor Rogers would fail ; but the excellent work of 
the pioneers carried it through till 1879, when the prosperity 
came, which has remained ever since. The school has grown 
beyond the wildest, fondest hopes of its founder, and to-day 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is unexcelled, if not 
unequalled, by any scientific school in the world ! 

This great ** scientific workshop" is situated in the heart of 
the great eaucational centre, Boston. Two of the five Tech. 
buildings, together with the Natural History Building, occupy 
a block at the apex of Copley Square, on Boylston street. This 
section of the city is made noted by the following buildings : 
Trinity Church, New Old South Church, Public Library, Har- 
vard Medical Schooi, Art Museum, B. Y. M. C. A., B. A. A., 
The Vendome, The Victoria, and the Hotel Brunswick. With 
the many advantages of such an excellent location comes the 
great disadvantage of lack of room and consequently, separa* 
tion of buildings. 

The grand old Rogers* Building, valued at $315,000, is the 
largest building and the headquarters of the Institute. Its 
broad steps are rendezvous of all Tech. men ; there they first 
collect as freshmen; there they give their parting cheers as 
graduates. Nearly the whole basement is occupied by the Min- 
ing Department. The John Cummins' Mming Laboratories 
were the first of the kind established, and their equipment 
makes them unequalled. In the milling-room are crushers, a 
three-stamp battery, a Frue-vanner, two Harz-Mountain jigs, 
two Colomb-jigs, two dynamos for electro-metallurgy, and 
many other pieces of mining machinery. The furnace room 
has twelve furnaces, including a water-jacket blast-furnace, a 
Bruckner revolving roaster, a copper refining furnace, and rever- 
beratory and cupelling furnaces. The assay-room has ten 
crucibltj furnaces and six muffles, besides desks for fifty 
students. The weighing-room is well supplied with the very 


best button balances. The eating department is also in the 
basement, and there, in the * 'Co-op" lunch-room, many of the 
stodents and instructors get their noon meal. 

On the first floor, are the offices, students* post-office, three 
lecture rooms, a reading room and the biological laboratory. 
On^half of the second an(} third stories are occupied by Hunt- 
ington Hall, the place of mass-meetings, lectures and com- 
mencement exercises; the othe half of the space is taken up by 
recitation rooms, libraries and The Tech office. The fourth 
floor contains the general library, and reading room, and the 
freshman drawing-room. On the roof is a **lantem story" 
used for freehand drawing. Just think of the belated freshman 
ranning up five flights of stairs to answer to the roll-call ! 

The new building, erected in 1883, at a cost of $200,000, is 
on the comer of Boylston and Clarendon streets. In it are the 
famous Rogers' Physical and the great Kidder Chemical Labor- 
atories, the latter accommodating 550 students. In the elec- 
trical laboratories is a complete Edison plant, for isolated 
lighting,- a 500-light alternating current machine, a 500-light 
direct current compound dynamo, several sets of electric rail- 
road signals, and many other electrical machines. Excellent 
facilities for dyeing, for gas, water and food analysis, general 
chemistry, and quantitative and qualitative analysis are afforded 
in the various laboratories of the Chemical Department which 
occupy the whole of the fourth floor, half of the third and part 
of the basement. Most of the second floor is occupied by the 
Architects. The rest of the building is divided in lecture and 
recitation rooms and libraries. One of them is the Margaret 
Cheney Reading Room, entered only by **co-eds." 

And yet, with all this, more room was needed. The Engineer- 
ing Building, costing $125,000, was completed in 1890, and 
')& Tech's great pride. It is on Trinity Place, near the Art 
Museum. This five-story building, put up and equipped es- 
pecially for instruction in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 
contains testing, hydraulic, and steam laboratories, several 
large drawing and recitation rooms. Among the apparatus is 
an Oisen Testing Machine, of fifty thousand pounds capacity; a 
closed tank, five feet in diameter and twenty-seven feet high 
connected with a stand-pipe ten inches in diameter and about 


ninety feet high; a triple expansion engine of 150 horse-power, 
a 1 6 horse-power, and an 8 horse-power engine. 

Instruction in shop work is given in the Mechanical Arts' 
Building, on Garrison street. The Carpentry Department has 
40 carpenters' benches, 36 wood-lathes, 36 pattern-makers' 
benches, circular-saws, jig-saws and a buzz-planer. The 
foundry has a cupola furnace for iron, two brass furnaces, and 
32 moulders' benches. The forge-shop has 32 forges and 7 
blacksmiths* vises. The machine-shop contains 23 engine- 
lathes, 18 hand-lathes, machine drills, planers, a universal 
milling machine, and 32 vise-benches. 

The last and least of Tech's buildings is the gymnasium and 
drill hall on Exeter street. It contains a main hall 152 by 48 
feet, a bath room, dressing room and batallion headquarters. 
According to a condition in the charier of the institute military 
tactics must be taught throughout the first year, consequently 
the freshmen drill three times a week in the gymnasium. 

'Ilie degree of Bachelor of Science is given by the Institute in 
the following twelve courses : Civil, mechanical and mining 
engineering ; architecture, chemistry ; electrical engineering ; 
biology, physics, general studies ; chemical and sanitary en- 
gineering and geolog^y. The graduates number 859, *' about 
one-fifth of all the students who have in the past been con- 
nected with this school " (annual catalogue). Since 1873 young 
women have been admitted on equal footing with the young 
men and twenty-four * 'co-eds'* have gratuated as Bachelors 
of Science. There is an increasing demand in the industrial 
world for Tech. men, and within three months after commence- 
ment day nearly every graduate has a good place. Very often 
the students accept offers of places while they are yet seniors. 
It is the very high standard of the Institute that makes its de- 
gree of B. S. so desirable and so difiicult to acquire. Among 
the Alumni are many prominent scientists, professors and man- 
agers. The professor of Civil Engineering in the University of 
Michigan ; the professor of Engineering in the University of 
Minnesota ; several professors in the Harvard Medical School ; 
and many professors and instructors in the Institute are Tech. 

The publications of the Institute are Technique^ a junior an- 


nual of the first order ; The Teck, a bi-weekly paper issued by 
the students ; the Ttcknaicgy Qmarkriy^ a scientific journal rep- 
resentative of the work carried on at the Institute 

There are not many customs at Tech., perhaps not enough. 
There is the sophomore-freshman football game, followed by a 
cane rush ; in the Spring the baseball game between the two 
lower classes ; and in April the undergraduates give a banquet 
to the seniors and the faculty. 

Each course is so laid out that all the students have an 
average of eight hours' work per day. six days in each of the 
thirty weeks making up a school year. This partly explains 
the fact that Tech. students receive along with their profes- 
sional and strictly scientific training, a broad and general edu- 
cation ; with the exception of the classics, they get as 
much of the liberal branches as the men in the best colleges. 
Realizing the amount of work required of them, one can read- 
ily see why Tech. men can not excel in athletics. Is it to be 
wondered -at that they are next to the tail of the Eastern Inter- 
collegiate Football League this year? Nevertheless, Tech. 
held the championship for '87 and '88. 

With these surroundings. Delta U.'s youngest ofiEspring came 
into existence ; within such an educational atmosphere it is be- 
ing reared. May honor be brought to Delta Upsilon by the 
Chapter in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ! 


** Tech." life is not very social. The system of work and 
study and the conditions of living are quite different from those of 
most colleges; there are no ** houses, "no dormitories, no chapel, 
no Memorial Hall, no campus. At nine o'clock in the morning a 
thousand students come together in the several buildings for 
recitation, laboratory work, and lectures; at half-past four they 
scatter all over the eastern part of the State and even into 
Rhode Island, only about two-thirds of them residing in the 
City of Boston. 

Under such conditions, the need and benefit of anything 


like fraternity life is as strong:, if not stronger, than in any 
college. In 1882 a chapter of Sigfma Chi, the first fraternity to 
enter **Tech," was established; in '85 there were only two 
more chapters existing. But within the last two years the fra- 
ternity spirit has much increased, and '92 s Technique reported 
five chapters established during the year ; and that one man in 
six belonged to a fraternity. During the past year another 
large increase has been made, and Delta Upsilon has been 
foremost in swelling the number. 

One day last winter, Frank C. Shepherd, '92, feeling more 
strongly tnan ever that there was a vacuum in his student life, 
said to his two room-mates : " Let's form a society !" 

"What kind of a society ?" they asked. 

**Why, lorm a local society, and then get into the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity. One of my chums down home has joined 
the Delta U. chapter at Amherst and has told me much about 
it We need such a thing, and we can get some good fellows 
and petition for a charter, and I know some fellows at Tufts 
College who will help us." And they, too, said, **Lefs." 

Simply on account of the fact a Tech. man knows but few 
fellow-students outside of his own class, the men brought 
together were mostly juniors ; only one senior and two sophr 
omores were in the tirst fifteen. From the Technique it was 
known that two Delta U. men, Louis Derr, A,B., Amherst, 
'89, and Lincoln C. Hey wood. Brown, '90, were at Tech. They 
were sought out and immediately went to work for the Delta 
U, movement. 

On March 19, 1891, eleven of those pledged met in Shepherd's 
room and organized the local society of Nu Chi (Nu Chi — 
the initials of the Technology motto, **Mens et Manus,'' 
in Greek, Noos Kai Xeir); the constitution drawn up by 
Brothers Derr, Schneider, and Wells was yery similar to that of 
Delta U. 

It was soon known that Frank Vogel, Harvard, '87, instructor 
in modem languages, was a Delta U.; his aid was solicited and 
gladly given, and at the fourth meeting he was present and 
elected an honorary member. Though all the members worked 
hard and deserve the success they have gained, we all feel 
that our strong and healthy chapter owes its existence to 


the unselfish and persistent work of Brothers Vogfel, Hey wood 
and Derr. Their experience, advice and foresight enabled us 
to present a local society well worthy to become a chapter of 
Delta Upsilon. 

'* You know the rest." Most Delta U. men well understand 
the work and bothersome, but all-important, details of organ- 
izing^ recruiting, and building up ; many of you have passed 
through the experience of petitions, letters of information and 
advice, *' rushing" circulars and magazines, comer conferences, 
and special meetings, and visits from the Executive Council. 
We had them all. But the hustling work had quick reward. 
The Delta U. chapters at Harvard and Tufts early took an 
interest in Nu Chi and helped us much by their advice and their 

The prudential committee did excellent woik, and all the 
candidates presented were unanimously elected. Our first 
initiation and banquet was held May 8, 1891, at TheThorndike, 
eleven men being initiated. Delegates from Harvard^ Brown 
and Tufts were present and responded to toasts. Then we were 
ready to petition to have a Delta Upsilon charter in time to send 
delegates to the 57th Convention. The petition, with twenty- 
six signatures, was sent out to the chapters and met with the 
success that was declared last November. 

** Convention week" was an anxious time for Nu Chi. Four 
more men had beeninitiated the week before, in order that all 
might enjoy our much assured success. The feelings of pride 
and happiness that came to us when the news of our election 
was announced can only be understood by those who have 
experienced the same anticipations and suspense. The report 
of the initiation at the Harvard Delta U. Hall of the twenty- 
seven members of Nu Chi into Delta Upsilon has already been 
printed in the Quarterly. So thoroughly was the Delta U. 
spirit fixed in Nu Chi from its very beginning, that the initiation 
rites of last November seemed to be but the christening of the 
offspring bom the March before. From a thought, from a mere 
suggestion of a year ago, has grown one of the strongest 
chapters at the Institute. 

Ralph Hayes Sweetser. 


Freshmen come and seniors go in obedience to the decrees 
of time and Progress, but the Greek Letter Fraternity is with 
us to remain forever as an important factor in the college 
world. Among the foremost we see Delta Upsilon who now, 
in accordance with her spirit of progress and improvement, is 
rapidly approaching nearer to a realization of the Ideal Initia- 

The selection and enrollment of men into the Fraternity by 
the several chapters is the most important perogative they are 
ever called upon to exercise. The initiation is the medium 
which brings the material that keeps in healthy growth our 
great fraternity system, it is requisite to our very existence and 
upon the quality of the material taken at such a time, depends 
our future progress and prosperity. It would seem then that 
there can be no factor of greater importance in making an 
ideal initiation than the receiving into our midst of such candi- 
dates as come the nearest to complying with our conceptions 
of the ideal man. 

Just how many men, having just what characteristics and 
special abilities, should be taken, the policy and circumstances 
of the individual chapters can best determine, but there are 
attributes and qualities for which the Fraternity is renowned 
that every chapter should require in all initiated. They should 
be pre-eminently men of high character and ability; while special 
talent, such as excellence in music and athletics or social at- 
tainments should not be under valued, it should never be al- 
lowed to become a bridge whereby vice or general inability 
may gain an entrance to fraternal fields. As a matter of policy 
or to gratify the wishes of friends or relations, men have at 
times been accepted, who under ordinary circumstances would 
have been excluded, the fact that such a step has nearly always 
had a demoralizing effect, should prevent repetition. Delta U. 
is not a missionary society nor a combination formed for the 
political preferment of its members ; it is a fraternity of men 
joined together for the purpose of maintaining and diffusing 


liberal principles and for promoting intellectual, moral and 
social improvement. That occasion which ushers into the 
fraternity any man who can not heartily devote himself to the 
attainment of such ends, falls far short of being what may be 
styled an ideal initiation. 

What more important or significant feature of an initiation 
can there be than the initiatory rite ? Through its instrumen- 
tality the candidate obtains his first insight as to the internal 
Workings of the order; by complying with its requirements and 
approving its ordinances he becomes vested with all the priv- 
ileges of a member of the organization. It should be powerful 
and suggestive in make-up, above reproach in its methods, 
. and perfect in the execution of its part ; yet there has been in 
use now for about four years a form which is defective. There 
are parts of the form authorized by the 5 2d Convention which 
are excellent, but, taken as a whole, it is far from being a model 
rite. It was because of its shortcomings that the 56th Conven- 
tion voted that the Executive Council should consider its 
revision. It is in accordance with the spirit of improvement 
that characterizes the Fraternity, that within a year there shall 
be submitted to the several chapters for their approval our 
present rite greatly remodeled and much more satisfactory in 
form. We should have an initiatory rite which meets with the 
approval and adoption of every chapter ; an ordinance which 
has no useless tonus, but one that is simple and symbolical in 
form and inspiring and impressive in eflFect, the pride of every 
brother and an important aid to the attainment of that ideal 
initiation of our imaginations. 

The ceremonial part of the exercises completed, the initiate 
finds himself an active member of the society. He has prom- 
ised allegiance and loyalty to the principles of the Fraternity 
at large, and has affirmed his fealty and support to the chapter; 
but still, as yet, he has no clearly defined ideas as to just what 
is expected by the chapter of him as one of its members, in its 
meetings and in its relations to other fraternities. There exists 
no social or political organization which does not have certain 
aims and a policy which it pursues in its efforts to the attain- 
ment of such aims, and so we have^o chapter that does not 
have its methods of chapter work and a policy in college pol- 



itics. These methods of work and lines of action should be 
expounded and clearly defined by the chapter leaders at the 
time of the initiation. In this way a platform is constructed 
from which every brother may view the diiOferent phases of 
college life and take a firm and intellig;ent stand in matters 
requiring combined and vigorous action. 

There is one class of persons who ought to be seen, once a 
year at least, in the chapter quarters and that is active brothers 
of sister chapters. It is only those who attend the conventions 
who get an adequate conception of the extended range and mag- 
nitude of our Fraternity. Occasional visits among the brothers 
would insure to every man a better idea of the scope of Delta 
U. and would result in material advantage not only to the vis- 
itors but to the chapter and Fraternity. Especially desirable 
would such visits be, at the time when new men are just enter- 
ing. There should be present then in addition to the chapter 
enrollment at least one man, either active or enthusiastically 
interested in the welfare of the order, to aid in the initiation 
and to give a description of Fraternity life and methods in other 
institutions; such an occurrence would be of such pleasure and 
profit that no initiation can be considered quite perfect in every 
respect, without it. It is a matter worthy of the consideration 
of the Executive Council. 

For an affair to be truly successful it should have a happy 
ending and a banquet is just the thing to bring this about. On 
the occasion of initiation it is a necessary element to complete 
success. There is something about a rousing good banquet 
that finds a responsive chord in every person through the me- 
dium of human nature. There, cares and troubles are for a 
time laid aside and joy and mirth romp unconfined, while 
Bacchus reigns supreme. There, too, most prominent of all, is 
the spirit of good-fellowship which enters every heart driving 
away any little personal dislikes and binding together the hearts 
of all in a love for a common cause. On such an occasion 
comes the expression of such toasts and sentiments as tend to 
rouse in every heart the deepest feelings of devotion, enthusi- 
asm and loyalty. 

But it seems that the best incentive for inspiring enthusiasm 
and loyalty is an exhibition of it. Every alumnus within a 


radius of 25 miles should attend his fraternity's initiation 
exercises. The fault is largely his own that he does not, but 
he should be seen personally if possible. He may think that 
his family and business require all of his attention, but he 
should be reminded that the Fraternity feels an interest in him, 
and that he still has a duty to do by it He should be made to 
see that by attendmg and participating in the anniversary ex- 
ercises of the chapter he will recall some of the happiest and 
most profitable days and scenes of his life. He should be 
mindful of the inspiration that his presence is to the active 
members, and regard the fact that his address to the initiates, 
together with the remarks and reminiscences of his fellow 
alumni can be the most interesting and instructive feature of 
the occasion. The greater the interest and attendance of the 
alumni on these happy anniversaries, the nearer we may come 
to a realization of an initiation, which may appropriately be 
termed * * ideal " in every respect. 

To-day, the grand old fleet. Delta Upsilon, with her 27 strong 
and mighty ships, each well manned by earnest, active 
sailors; with Gold and Blue banner, symbolic of equity and 
social freedom, floating from every peak, and Justice the guid- 
ing star of each, is sailing straight on to the idealistic realms 
of mental, social and moral perfection. For four years may 
her sailors labor in active service, and then in obedience to 
Time's immutable command, they report for sterner and more 
extensive scenes of action. When their posts shall be filled by 
strong and carefully selected men, when the methods of iniat- 
iiig them into their new places shall have attained perfection 
in form and completeness, when the parts they are to perform 
are pointed out and explained by their captains, when mates 
from other ships shall be present to aid in making iheir en- 
trance into service auspicious and happy» when those who 
have been mustered out of service shall be there to encourage 
the men to truer, nobler service, and when all on board shall 
meet in one glad feast for mutual pleasure and instruction, then 
will be seen, in the near distance, the Utopia of her destination 
and Delta Upsilon will have become in reality The Ideal, Fra- 
ternity. Edgar R. Brown, 

MiddUhutv, 'pS- 


At about the ag^e of fifteen, the Colgate chapter began to real* 
ize that she was old enough to have a home of her own. Al» 
though nicely located in a suite of well furnished rooms in a 
business block, she could be satisfied with nothing less than a 
chapter house of her own, built for herself and especially 
adapted to her needs. The increasing prosperity of the chapter ' 
and the loyalty and active interest of all her members urged 
her on to the accomplishment of her purpose. 

In 1880 one of the best sites in town was secured and in 
about a year and ^ half the chapter was enjoying the advan- 
tages of a chapter house. The formal dedication occurred the 
commencement week of 1883. The Rev. George Thomas 
Dowlirig, D. D., Colgate, '72, now of Albany, N. Y., delivered 
the dedicatory address and through the generosity of the loyal 
alumni and self-sacrificing under graduates, another beautiful 
chapter house was added to Delta U's list. 

No more convenient and beautiful location could have been 
chosen. Situated on the corner of Broad and Mill streets, in 
that part of the village nearest to the college campus, it com-^ 
mahds a full view of the park and the most beautiful sections 
of the village. A walk of a few minutes takes one to any of 
the University buildings, the postoffice or the railroad s^tio^n.: 
A well kept cedar hedge extends the entire length of the lot. on 
each street. In addition to the maple shade trees along the 
streets, several fine evergreens stand upon the lawn, inviting . 
Delta U's to their protection from the summer sun. 

The wide stone walk leading from the street to the veranda 
of the building passes under an artistic archway in which is set 
in stained glass, directly over the middle of the walk a beauti- 
ful Delta Upsilon monogram which when illuminated at night, 
gives a very pretty effect. 

The house itself is fifty-five by forty-five feet, of beautiful de- 
sign, built of brick trimmed and ornamented with cut stone and 
wood-work. The middle of the front of the house, facing Broad 



Street, contains a marble tablet bearingf in gold letters an artistic 
Delta U. monogram and the date of the erection of the house. 

The front entrance is at the end of the spacious veranda 
through heavy oaken doors containing stained glass, opening 
into an ample hall from where one may pass to the right into 
the library and reading-room. This room contains quit^ a 
k'brary of bound volumes, the leading periodicals and college 
annuals. Back of the library is another large apartment at 
present used as a study room. On the other side of the hall is 
the parlor. The .broad stairway leads to another hall on the 
second floor opening by folding doors into the spacious assem- 
bly- room where two hundred persons can be seated. The re- 
maining part of the second floor, as also the entire third floor, 
is divided into pleasant study and sleeping apartments. All 
three large rooms on the first floor may be joined by opening 
the big folding doors between them, thus giving an abundance 
of room for receptions, banquets and social gatherings. 

The modem improvements are used in heating and lighting 
and the house is furnished throughout in keeping with its ex- 
ternal appearance, and the social position which the chapter 
maintains in the University. Such in brief is our chapter home 
where all loyal Delta U's may be sure of finding a strong and 
hearty welcome. Hereafter at our weekly meetings, you may be 
quite sure of finding "a band of jolly college boys" in our 
beautifully furnished parlor, gathered around the piano singing 
the songs of Delta U. or clustered around the glowing hearth 
"filiating," laughing at each other's jokes and enjoying the 
good, hearty fellowship of Delta Upsilon. ** Pleasures, like 
flowers, may wither and decay, and yet the root, perennial 

may be." 

Hekry S. Potter, 

ColgaU, '92. 


The exchange department of a Greek Letter publication 
should be readable. It is expected of its editor that he shall, 
in his reviews, give evidence of ripe judgment, exact criticism, 
occasional wit and continual profundity. It will not answer 
to apply the principles of what is termed '* higher criticism" to 
the articles that distend the covers of our exchanges. It is not 
safe to prod with the scissors points, those authors who pursue 
the same course pursued by the editors in charge of other de- 
partments of his own publication. If he skims the contents of a 
dozen latest issues, noting only that which pleases or exasperates 
him, that which interests most deeply or bores most unconscion- 
ably, he can not fail of neglecting something of greater note 
or prime importance. Even his fervid admiration, sincerely 
uttered, is liable to be treated with suspicion and regarded as a 
piece of undiscriminating partiality. A little burst of appreci- 
ative enthusiasm regarding Anchora in our last issue, culmin- 
ating with the wish that the Delta Gamma exchange editor 
wrote the whole magazine, was rebuked by a mild but decided 
jab with one of her gentle flukes, with the accompanying state- 
ment that the editor aforesaid wrote the most of that interesting 
journal — as we would see if we would peruse an entire 

Therefore, the November Anchora has received our gravest 
attention from cover to cover, and we acknowledge ourselves 
charmed by many features, impressed by all. We enjoy es- 
pecially the vein of delicate satire which runs through the edi- 
torials. From the good-humored allowance made for the short- 
comings of contributors, we judge that one who can be so jolly 
amid editorial adversity must be none other than the journal- 
istic equivalent of Mark Tapley. 

Every great editor will watch with interest the aims and 
methods of the Palm under the editorial control of the Rev. 
Dr. Glazebrook, one of the founders of the Alpha Tau Omega 
Fraternity. In the inquiring mind the question will naturally 


arise : Will there be much sap lost from the stump of the am- 
putated Pan-Hellenic branch ? If the original plant is to send its 
branches upward and its roots downward, till a robust vitality 
is obtained, the fraternity must rally around its old chief. The 
keynote of the campaign is given in the October number in no. 
uncertain pitch. A vigorous editorial plainly states the position 
from a business point of view, announcing that the proper basis 
for a fraternity enterprise is of a financial nature. The homily 
is timely. It the fraternity is responsive, the Palm will take 
high rank, and other journals will be obliged to look to their 
laurels lest they be outstripped in the race. That the editor 
realizes the responsibilities of his undertaking is obvious from 
his preface to the exchange department, which we produce 
here : 

•' An old Greek editor returning to the sanctum after years of absence is, 
possibly, in the best position to judge of the development of • fraternity 
)oumalism. And the first question that arises is. Has there been improve- 
ment? The answer to this must be. Yes and No. In the general make-up 
of the magazine — in press-work method, particularly in illustrations and 
advertisements, there has t>een a very great advance. We should say that 
a great deal more money is now expended in producing and running the 
magazine. We doubt if there is more, if as much, thought. In a word, we 
are more impressed by the mechanical and practical than we are by the 
intellectual and sentimental. We are free to avow, however, that the 
present magazine indicates great enterprise and industry along business 
lines, and that upon the whole the improvement in Greek journalism has 
kept pace with that of any other department of book-making activity.*' 

Of the fifty-two pages of this number twenty-four are devoted 
to quotations from other Greek letter publications. There ure 
no chapter letters nor reports, no Alumni notes, no Alpha Tau 
Omega news items. 

* * * 

The Delta, of Sigma Nu, joins the Palm, the Phi Gamma Delta 
Quarterly, the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly and others in 
honoring The Scroll by quoting entire its resum6 entitled ** The 
Year Just Passed"; and this is the most interesting component 
part of the November number of The Delta. Its typographical 
appearance is not good, and tends to cheapen its value. The 
Alumni notes are insignificant in number and inadequate to the 
demands of a fraternity of the size of Sigma Nu. 


studeAtefiki the university are invited to became meft^bers. The girl who 
Qome9%t6 Gdrnell from Vassar, or Smith, or Wellesley Colleg:e will miss many 
. things that are. pleasant and, to her, seemingly indispensable to college hfe ; 
but in their place will be found just as many delightful things that • grow ' 
nowhere else.*' 

The next number of The Key will be prepared by a new chief; 
for Miss Dodge has resigned the place to devote all her energies 

. to the conduction of the Outlooky a new magazine devoted to 
the interests of the education of women. This is indeed a loss; 
but with confidence in the resources of Kappa Kappa Gamma 
we trust The Key will continue unchanged. 

, Nor is our confidence one whit shaken by the appearance of 
the December number, the first number issued under the man- 
agement of Miss Ella A. Titus, the new editor-in-chief An- 
other editor has been added to the staff, the ** Parthenon 
Editor." This omen presages the enlargement of that depart- 
ment termed the Parthenon, in which appear short sketches, 
bright thoughts and desultory fancies, and which is sure to be 
attractive to all sororities and to most Greeks. 

Were it hot for the notation, ** Vol. I., No. i," and for the lead- 
ing editorial, we should be slow to believe that the November 
number of l^he Trident of Delta Delta Delta is the initial issue of 
. that journal. A mature and business-like atmosphere pervades 
its pages. The Delta Delta Delta Fraternity is only three years 
old, y6t already it recognizes the advantages of publishing its 
pwn journal. More than this ; it has learned a lesson taught 
by sever^ other fraternities, and as a result places the conduct- 
ion of the publication in the hands of a graduate, Miss Emily 
F. Allen, '90, Boston University, a charter member. A few 
pages of thoughtful editorials, some bright verses, a ** heavy 
article " or two, the usual Fraternity and Alumnae notes, sundry 
letters, the chapter reports (here denominate ** Ocean Breezes"), 
a few selections and a report of the Pan-Hellenic Convention 
of Sororities comprise the contents of the thirty four octavo 
pages of this creditable first-born. Probably the literary excel- 
lence of the publication is due to the stimulus to journalistic en- 
deavor .to which reference is made in the following excerpt: 

At Boston University, the faculty have voted to allow work on the college 
paper, \Y\t University Beacon^ to count as hours in the course, allowing four 


hours per week to the managing editors, and two hours per week to each 
of the aissistants. 

The Table-talker of the Phi Gamma Delta Quarierly presents 
his iisual attractive collation, paying the Quarterly the com- 
pliment of quoting from its Augfust number at length. The de- 
partment closes with some remarks from which we make the 
following quotation : 

. A new era appears to have dawned on the Greek Letter Press. Shall we 
account for it by the fact that. almost without exception salaried alumni 
liave taken up the work discarded by discouraged under-g^duates, or is it 
4ue to an increased vitality in the system itself? Surely the fraternities 
have of late years assumed a new phase, a stronger front than formerly. 
The system has taken on an air of permanence, and has come to be a re- 
cbf^ized educational factor. 

* * "^ 

There is a general feeling, as shown by the chapter letters, in 
favor of a Pan-Hellenic Convention at Chicago in 1893. We do 
not see the motive tor such a gathering. The Exposition is not 
a national affair ; it is international. There is no more reason 
for a Pan-Hellenic Congress, or for a special Fraternity Con- 
jrention, during the Fair, than at any other large concourse of 
people: Fraternity men will not be present as such, but only 
as their occupation necessitates, or as visitors. To arrange 
for the reception and lodgment of delegates in a city crowded 


to repletion, when every hotel, boarding-house and improvised 
ho3telry is thronged, and when all prices are extravagant and 
all values fictitious, would be a work of magnitude and toil 
Tar beyond the conception of those who propose it. Each large 
Fraternity will undoubtedly provide headquarters at which its 
members will register, and where informal reunions may be 
held, and advice or instruction given to strangers. What more 
is wanted ? 

From the September Shield of Phi Kappa Psi we clip the fol- 
lowing : 

. " In 1893, at the World's Fair, there ought to be a grand rally of the 
Greeks. We are not desirous of any impracticable Pan-Hellenic, but am 
adequate demonstration to the world wh^t Greek-letter societies are. The 
ladies purpose making such a demonstration, and took action looking to 
that end at their Boston meeting. Ought we of the older organizations, to 
'do less ? There are perhaps 80,000 frat. men in the United States. One per 


cent, of that number would make a pretty sig^ht if brought together ii| a 
grand banquet, if in no other way. U it Quixotic to anticipate such a 
pleasure ?" 

From an editorial in the October number of the SAieUwe 
present a paragraph : 

"Temporary ad\'antage, may justify the delirious whirl of * rushing,* 
sot>er judgment nev^r^''^' Chapters would seldom^ have the ups and downs so 
common in many quaftbrs if the same good sense were displayed in 
choosing men for membership as is shown afterward in making the best 
of a bad bargain when a chapter gets bit. Here is the condition of a 
chapter of a certain fraternity that calls for more than passing noticet 
Seven members of the chapter could not harmonize with the other fourteen. 
Thereupon the fourteen met and expelled the seven." 

From the November number we quote three plans for secur- 
ing funds with which to build a chapter-house. The first is a 
Michigan plan : 

** After many meetings and much correspondence the cominittee has 
adopted the following scheme, and thereupDn bases its requests : 

The property is to be owned and controlled by those contributing and 
not by the active chapter. The active chapter is to pay rent. 

The rent at present, $765, and other income from active chapter, such as 
initiation fees and interest on funds invested, is to be applied on the mori» 
gage, repairs, etj., until the property is paid for. After the property is pai4 
for the stockholders may elect to pay dividends or otherwise dispose of the 

It is the wish of the alumni to secure the present home, known as the 
Bfillen House, if possible, otherwise a suitable house will be constructed 
or purchased. Th^ Millen House will cost about $12,000. This property is 
to be bought by a stock compfSny, to be known as the Michigan Alpha of 
Phi Kappa Psi Chapter House Company. Shares are to be $25, payable 
ti^nty-five per cent, yearly. Capital stock is to be about $8,000. 

The average subscription is expected to be about Sioo, which means 
$25 a year for four years. But the shares have purposely been made $25, 
so that such as can not subscribe for $100 may subscribe for less Beyond 
the amount of your subscription there will be no further assessment, nor 
can there be any further liability put upon you as stockholders for debts of 
the corporation. In view of the fact that the income from the active chapter 
for rent, $765, t(»gether with initiation fees, about $100, and tbe interest on 
funds invested will amount to $950 yearly, about $4,000 of the $12,000 pur- 
chase money will be paid by income from the active chapter. Thus the 
$8,000 worih ot stock will represent a $12,000 property, the profits of which 
can be made to pay a dividend.'* 

The next is an Ohio plan : 

** A Board of Trustees, chosen from the alumni, will have entire charge 
of all money sent in, and see that it is properly invested. This board con* 


hours per week to the managing editors, and two hours per week to each 
of the assistants. 

The Table-talker of the Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly presents 
his usual attractive collation, paying the Quarterly the Com- 
pliment of quoting from its Augfust number at length. The de- 
partment closes with some remarks from which we make the 
ifollowing quotation : 

. A new era appears to have dawned on the Greek Letter Press. Shall we 
account for it by the fact that. almost without exception salaried alumni 
liave taken up the work discarded by discouraged under-g^duates, or is jt 
^ue to an increased vitality in the system itself? Surely the fraternities 
have of late years assumed a new phase, a stronger front than formerly. 
The system has taken on an air of permanence, and has come to be a re- 
cognized educational factor. 

* * * 

There is a general feeling, as shown by the chapter letters, in 

favor of a Pan-Hellenic Convention at Chicago in 1893. We do 
not see the motive tor such a gathering. The Exposition is not 
a national affair ; it is international. There is no more reason 
for a Pan-Hellenic Congress, or for a special Fraternity Con- 
;rention, during the Fair, than at any other large concourse of 
people. Fraternity men will not be present as such, but only 
as their occupation necessitates, or as visitors. To arrange 
for the reception and lodgment of delegates in a city crowded 
to repletion, when every hotel, boarding-honise and improvised 
hostelry is thronged, and when all prices are extravagant and 
all values fictitious, would be a work of magnitude and toil 
Tar beyond the conception of those who propose it. Each larjg^e 
Fraternity will undoubtedly provide headquarters at which its 
members will register, and where informal reunions may be 
held, and advice or instruction given to strangers. What more 

is wanted ? 

* » 

From the September Shield of Phi Kappa Psi we clip the fol- 
lowing : 

. " In 1893, at the World's Fair, there ought to be a grand rally of the 
Greeks. We are not desirous of any impracticable Pan-Hellenic, but an 
adequate demonstration to the world what Greek-letter societies are. The 
ladies purpose making such a demonstration, and tpok action looking to 
that end at their Boston meeting. Ought we of the older organizations to 
'do less ? There are perhaps 80,000 frat. men in the United States. One per 


year, so that in less than five years the house would be paid for. Let the 
trustees of the chapter ]buy the house at say $5,000, issiie fifty $100 bond6 
bearing ,6 per cent If the bonds are not all taken up by the active mem- 
bership, put a mortf^age for the balance on the house, to be pai^ c»fi first* 
Tl^e bonds issued in.series of five, four and three years, selling the 
five-year first, then the four-year, then the three-year. This plan secures 
the house at once. , It is paid for by the men who use it. Their independ- 
ence ^nd self-reliance are brought at once into play, and such evideixce of 
practical activity will discount all the schemes yet proposed to secure the 
allegiance of the alumni.'' 

The editor encourages the hopeful with the following facts : 

"Chapters differ, and plans for raising means must therefore vary. Wis- 
consin Gamma has raised more than $6,000, largely among her active mem- 
bership, and expects to get into a handsome new house in January next. Pa. 
Epsi Ion raised most of the money for its lodge from alumni. California 
Alpha without alumni built its house on faith, moved into it and paid for it 
itiontb by month. Ohio Alpha has raised more than Si,ioo for her chapter- 
liouse fund within the past month wholly from alumni." 

In the January, 1892, number we find a very delightful letter 
from Inland Stanford, Jr., University chapter. The writer says 
concerning our Cornell brother : 

" Our President, David Starr [ordan, LL. D., is a young man of strong 
^'parts, and some experience. He was educated at Cornell University, and 
holds one of the two honorary degrees conferred by that institution. His 
salary is $10,000 per year. His maxim is that teachers are what make a 
university \ hence his aim is to get the very best man obtainable for every 
position. And as money is never lacking we expect to have the best talent 
in America here at Palo Alto." 

The founder has chosen a sure method of making Palo Alto 
a paradise for fraternity chapters if he pursues as a policy the 
'generous treatment of Phi Kappa Psi, as here stated : 

« ** Plans for California Beta's chapter-house have been submitted to the 
•architect for estimates and details. We expect to occupy a house buil 
'according to our own plans and expressly for us^ to cost something like 
^,000 or $8,000. This house will be built by Senator Stanford, and we will 
'take a perpetual lease. Rent at about 10 per cent. 

7 he Journal oi Pi Kappa Alpha, imitating the quondam Bulle- 

iin, has been suspended ; and in its stead appears The ShifM 

' and Diamond, The first number of the latter that has come to 

* our table is the issue of February, 1892. It is to be publish ed 

. monthly by three editorsj who are all graduates, and who are 


the officers of the Council. It will be a hard task lor a fra- 
-temity of bqt seven chapters to support, in a literary as well 
as in a fiBa.nci£^l way, a monthly perio<jical. To secure copy 
for the next issue, six members of the fraternity, beside the 
chapter correspondents, are requested *' to write for number 
three. " We admire the pluck of the editorial staff, and wish 
them the success they evidently deserve. 

In the October number of The Rainbau) appears an account of 
the Karnea of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, which was held 
at Cleveland last August. At the end of the list of members of 
the fraternity present the editor appends this note : 

"[As may be seen from the above list, the number of alumni present was 
very gratifying ; and not only were they present, but took part in the pro- 
ceedings (save in voting^ in a way that doubly attested their interest. Afl 
in all, thei fraternity can hardly fail of being benefited in an unusual ddgree 
by the Kamea of 1891. K. C. B.]*» 

** Gratifying," indeed! Gratifying to whom ? Does a fra- 
ternity consist simply of undergraduates and the few alumni 
who hold offices or positions on editorial boards ? The editor 
Suggested that the minutes of the Karnea be carefully read 
** with due allowance for conceited over-statements" in the re- 
ports of the chapters. Allowance must obviously be made for 
pompous and patronizing airs in editorial comments. The 
response to a toast by Dr. R. Robinson, '62, is printed in full, 
and in it we find the following remarkable passage : 

"I was informed at my initiation, after all the secrets were given, and I 

was considered a full-fledged Delta Tau Delta, that this fraternity was 

founded in opposition to Phi Kappa Psi, and that the remote object of this 

fraternity was to stab and cripple, at any and every opportunity, and if 

•possible hUt that fraternity — not in the sense of murder with a poignard — 

but poHHcally; that under no circumstance should a friendly feeling be 

held with it politically. It was to be considered uur worst and most to be 

abhorred enemy, and the order was, ' war to the hilt — give them no quarter 

: — wipe them out, so that the places which know them now shall know them 

•no more forever ; * and I believe that was faithfully lived up to — all but the 

iwipingjout, etc.'* 

^ Phi Kappa Psi seems to have survived the attacks ot this 


"born enemy," for as no qualifying remarks were made by 
Dr. Robinson, or explanation by the editor regarding a change 
of principle in this chapter, we must assume the enemy still 



exists. What taste for Pan-Hellenic feasts can this chapter 
have? What relish for even the ** inter- fraternity comity" pro- 
posed by Phi Gamma Delta as a substitute for the Daniels 
article ? 

A very interesting aggregation of chapter letters finds place 
in this number of The Rainbow, 

The last number of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarierly that 
has reached us is that issued in October, 1 891, by Mr. Downey, 
who retired from the editorship when this number reached the 
subscribers. It was an interesting number, enjoyable through- 
out, except the farewell by the retiring editor. Early in his 
service of two years he won the respect and admiration of his 
contemporaries, and friendly feelings and regrets follow hinu 
It was announced that the new editors had been selected, and 
that they had already begun work. We therefore expect to see 
the newly-officered Quarierly soon. 

* ^ * 

The January number of Kappa Alpha Theia is more portly 
than any of its predecessors, and contains a variety of attractive 
and readable articles. A critique on " The Literary Character 
of Nathaniel Hawthorne " and an estimate of the poetic nature 
of Sidney Lanier find place, as also some smooth and graceful 
verses and an ingenious sonnet. We find, also, a story, **The 
Old Windmill," which ^eals with a murder most foul, and a 
visual hallucination — a fascinating sketch for the perusal of a 
member of the Society for Psychical Research. ** A View of 
Smith College," by Miss Madeleine Wallin is very interesting. 
The writer gives no explanation of the absence of Greek Letter 
firatemities from Smith, her only allusion to them being con- 
tained in the following sentences : 

" Fraternities, which play such a part in Western Colleges, are unknown 
at Smith. The nearest approach to them is found in the * Alpha,' a literary 
society with a slightly secret tinge, to which members are admitted in 
recognition of their excellence in any particular line ot study. Merit of a 
purely literary character is perhaps more quickly recognized than any 
other, and it is considered a high honor to join the ranks of Alpha. This 
society gives occasional public entertainments, to which teachers and 
friends are invited." 


Zeta Psi is building^ a $40,cxx} chapter-house at Cornell. 

Chi Phi and Beta Theta Pi have rented houses at Lehigh. 

Hanover College chapter of Delta Tau Delta is reduced to 
two members. 

Alpha Tau Ome^a occupies a chapter-house this year at 
Albion (Mich.) College. 

Theta Delta Chi has established a club house at 1 17 East 35th 
street, New York, N. Y. 

It is said that Phi Gamma Delta is contemplating entrance 
into Franklin and Marshall College. 

It is reported that the chapter of Phi Gamma Delta at the 
University of North Carolina is extinct. 

Delta Tau Delta men at the University of Minnesota began 
the college year in a new chapter-house. 

Chi Delta is a ladies' class society, recently established at 
Sage College of Cornell University. — The Scroll, 

A chapter of Alpha Delta Phi will be established by the 
Michigan chapter in the University of Minnesota. 

Delta Delta Delta established a chapter of nine members in 
the St. Lawrence University the latter part of January. 

A chapter of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity was founded 
in Swarthmore, September 24th, with nine charter members. 

Representatives of twenty-seven fraternities participated in a 
Pan-Hellenic banquet held in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Novem- 
ber 24. 

The Beta chapter of the Beta Sigma Omicron Sorority ap- 
peared last Autumn at the Presbyterian Female College in Ful- 
ton, Mo. 

Mrs. J. Ellen Foster has become a member of Delta Delta 
Delta, by initiation into the Simpson College chapter of that 

Though D. K. E. withdrew the charter of its Harvard chapter 
over a year ago, the * 'Dickey Club' is still known as the D. K. 



E. society of Harvard, and in consequence the recent attacks 
upon the club by prominent people have brought a good deal 
of unpleasant notoriety upon D. K. E. 

Beta Theta Pi had dispensation chapters last year at Yale, 
Rutgers and Lehigh, all of which were regularly chartered at 
the last convention. 

Beta Delta Beta, a Freshman society, termed ** Black Dia- 
mond Blacking " by the barbs, has entered ihe University of 
the City of New York, 

Miss Kathleen R. Carter, assistant to the chair of Botany in 
Barnard College, is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Uni- 
versity of Pa. chapter. 

Members of the College of the City of New York chapter of 
Phi Gamma Delta established a fraternity camp at Lake Ho- 
patcong, N. J., last Summer. 

The Phi Delta Theta fraternity has granted a charter for 
Princeton College. This will be the first chapter of any fratern- 
ity to establish there. — Miami Student. 

Sigma Chi, at Stevens Institute of Technology, is no more. 
Beta Theta Pi has 15 men; Delta Tau Delta, 12; Chi Psi, 9; Chi 
Phi, II ; Alpha Tau Omega, 4. — The Rainbow. 

The 46th Annual Convention of Zeta Psi was held with the 
University of Pennsylvania chapter in January, a charter was 
granted to petitioners in Leland Stanford, Jr. University. 

Nine other fraternities are sifting the truth of the rumor that 
Alpha Tau Omega is seeking entrance into the University of 
Mississippi. Of the 250 students enrolled, 106 are Greeks. 

The Greek chapters at Butler University, Irvington, Ind., 
number as follows: Kappa Kappa Gamma, 15; Delta Tau 
Delta, 13; Phi Delta Theta, 11; Sigma Chi, 4; Kappa Sigma, 4. 

The disastrous fire which visited Columbus, Ohio, on January 
26, destroyed the Phi Delta Theta ScrolTs printing office. The 
February issue was nearly ready to appear, and that with files, 
half-tone plates, etc., were entirely consumed. 

The different fraternities stand here (South Carolina College) 
in point of numbers : Phi Kappa Psi, 6 ; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 
8 ; Alpha Tau Omega, 5 ; Chi Psi, 8 ; Chi Phi, 4 ; Sigma Nu, 6 ; 


Kappa Alpha, 2 ; Kappa Sigma, 5; Phi Delta Theta, 4 ; total, 
48 ; against 80 last year.— 7)1^ Skidd of Phi Kappa Psi, 

The chapter of Phi Gamma Delta at Colgate University is 
occupying a lodge this year. The Delta Kappa Epsilon men of 
the same institution have moved into their new chapter- house, 
in which are rooms for fifteen of their number. 

The University of Minnesota chapter of Delta Gamma has 
the equivalent of a chapter-house in Minneapolis. An alumna 
has arranged to accomodate six members within her own house, 
which is the rallying point and focus for all the faithful. 

The prediction that Phi Delta Theta would not long permit 
the chapter in the University of Minnesota, robbed of it by D. 
iC E. to remain inactive has been verified. Phi Delta Theta 
revived the chapter on the 9th of January with seven men. 

The University of Georgia fraternity chapters have the fol- 
lowing membership : Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu, each 20; 
Qii Phi, 17 ; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 15 ; Phi Delta Theta, 14 ; 
^Alpha Tau Omega and Delta Tau Delta, each 13 ; Chi Psi, 10. 

Last commencement Theta Delta Chi was chartered at Will- 
iams College. At the close of the fall term Delta Tau Delta, 
the nth society began chartered life. The chapter will occupy 
the Sewall house on Main street recently occupied by Prof. 

Our number is six. Of our rivals, Psi Upsilon and Alpha 
Delta Phi stand first numerically, having each six actives; 
Delta Kappa Epsilon has four, a decrease of two ; Theta Delta 
Chi remains unchanged with one, and Beta Theta Pi, by 
graduation in June, loses her last man. — Kenyan Letter to The 

We have nine fraternities in (Hampden-Sidney) College, with 
eighty-one members, as follows : Chi Phi, 19; Phi Kappa Psi, 
12; Pi Kappa Alpha, 13; Beta Theta Pi, 7; Kappa Sigma, 7; Phi 
Gamma Delta, 8 ; Sigma Chi, 6 ; Alpha Tau Omega, 4 ; Phi 
Theta Psi, 5. There are only about 150 boys at college. — The 
Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. 

Seven college fraternities have club houses in New York city, 
and many men who don't care for the big clubs get all the club 
life they want in one or other of these comparatively small but 


exclusive organizations. Here is the list : Delta Kappa £psilon» 
Psi Upsilon, Delta Phi, Delta Psi, Delta Upsilon, Alpha Deltas 
Phi and Zeta Psi.— T:^^ aub. 

Judge Patterson, of the New York Supreme Court, haa 
approved the certificate incorporating the Chi Phi Club, of Neiv^ 
York city. It is a social organization and its managers are Johr^ 
D. Adams, J. Herbert Ballantine, Joseph B. Bissel, Elisha K. 
Camp, Carter S. Cole, George W. Hart, Jr., George G. Hopkins. 
Richard A. Learned and William H. Shepard. 

Before the close of the last college year, Sigma Nu entered 
Ohio State University with seven men, and also Lombard Uni- 
versity. Its chapter in the latter institution resulted from the 
absorption of the local Delta Theta society. This year a loca 1 
society at Purdue (Ind. ) University has landed its ten members 
safely in the fold of Sigma Nu, forming the Beta Zeta chapter* 
Also, the unlucky University of Virginia chapter has been once 
more reorganized, by five men in professional schools. 

There are at present five fraternities at Tufts College, four of 
which are Greek-Letter. Zeta Psi has this year initiated six 
men, making a total of eighteen ; Theta Delta Chi, thirteen, 
with a total membership of thirty-four ; Delta Upsilon, eleven, 
total, twenty-five; Delta Tau Delta, five, making nineteen in 
the chapter. The fifth fraternity is a local one — the Engineers, 
Society, which has ten members. Its initiation has not taken 
place as yet ** Vita sine litteris mors est," is the motto. 

No institution ever has been invaded so quickly or so numer- 
ously by the fraternities as has the Leland Stanford, Jr. Univer- 
sity, ITie liberal policy of President David Starr Jordan, Cor- 
nell, '72, and the general attractiveness of the institution caused 
seven fraternities to establish chapters within three months 
after the doors were thrown open. Phi Delta Theta has the 
honor of being the first arrival, to be quickly followed by Sig- 
ma Chi, Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Gamma Delta, Kappa 
Alpha Theta and Zeta Psi. Several chapters were established 
by transferring in a body chapters from the University of the 
Pacific. The University authorities erect chapter houses on 
Alvarada avenue for all the Greek fraternities that desire them. 
Several houses are now well along towards completion. 


The extension question is the *' Lady or the Tiger" problem 
of college fraternities. The lack of extension as one feature of 
material growth brings its train of evils, and excessive exten- 
sion involves as many more, Aristotle's enigma of what is the 
oiegiston agathon is nothing compared to the puzzle of what is 
moderation in fraternity extension. 

It is not proposed here to discuss policies or enunciate prin- 
ciples regarding this matter. Rather it is a case of presenting 
some obvious facts in a new light or under a new guise of 
c^omparison. The tables which follow are the plain result of 
X> lifting two and two together, with no expectation that even a 
croUege student can make the sum more or less than four. 

Briefly stated the plan is to tabulate under each fraternity the 
iname of each chapter founded from 1880 to 1891 inclusive, 
"^Arith the date of foundation. Revived chapters are not included. 
To bring out some interesting points the fraternities have been 
^ectionalized, so to speak, and grouped according as their ori- 
gin or the location of most of their chapters is in the East, West 
or South. The East is here supposed to comprise the New 
England States, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Penn- 
sylvania. The West includes all the States directly west of 
these, including Missouri, and the South the States usually 
styled as Southern. In designating the fraternities trouble has 
been found occasionally in deciding whether a fraternity was 
principally Southern or Western, and the final disposition has 
not been entirely without possible objection. 

Following are the tables which have been made up fiom 
Baird's book, supplemented by revision by interested members 
of their respective fraternities. In many respects they will be 
found, like the lurid trousers of an Anglomaniac, to speak 
abundantly for themselves ; 



Southern Colleges.— Johns Hopkins, 1889. 


Eastern Colleges.— Pennsylvania Univ., 1883; Stevens, 1883 ; Harvard, 


Western Colleges.— Michifi^an, 1882 ; Ohio State, 1883. 
Southern Colleges.— Vanderbilt, 1883 ; South Carolina, 1889. 


Eastern Colleges. ^Stevens, 1883; Rochester, 1884. 
Southern Colleges. — Georcpa, 1890. 


Eastern (Colleges. — Mass. Inst. Tech., 1890. 

Western Colleges. —Minnesota, 1890. 

Southern Colleges. — Central, 1885; Vanderbilt, 1890. 

delta phi. 
Eastern Colleges. —Lehigh, 1884; Yale, 1889; Cornell, 1891. 
Southern Colleges. Johns Hopkins, 1885. 


Eastern Colleges.— Mass. Inst. Tech., 1889. 


Eastern Collivges.— Harvard, 1880 ; Lafayette, 1885 ; Columbia, 18S5 
Lehigh, 1885; Tufts, 1886; Pennsylvania Univ., 1888; Mass. Ins 
Tech., 1891. 

Western Colleges. — Northwestern, 1880 ; Wisconsin, 1885 ; De Pauw 
1887; Minnesota, 1890. 


Eastern Colleges. — Trinity, 1880 ; I^high, 1887 ; Pennsylvania Univ 
Western Colleges. — Minnesota, 1891. 

SIGMA phi. 
Eastern Colleges.— Lehigh, 1886 ; Cornell, 1890. 

THETA delta CHI. 

Eastern Colleges.— New Vork Coll., 1 88 1 ; Columbia, 1883; I^ehigh, 1884 
Amherst, 1885; Yale, 1887; Mass. Inst. Tech., 1890; Williams, 1891. 
Western Colleges. —Michigan, 1889. 


Eastern Colleges.— McGill, 1883; Yale, 1889. 

Western Collle(;es. —Case School, 1885; Leland Stanford, Jr., 1891. 


beta THETA PI. 

Eastern Colleges. — Pennsylvdnia Univ., 1880; Colgate, 1880; Union, 
1881; Columbia, 1881; Amherst, 1887; Pennsylvania Coll., 1887; Syracuse, 
1888; Dartmouth, 1889; Wesleyan, 1890; Lehigh, 1890; Yale, 1891. 

Western Colleges.— Nebraska, 1886; Denver, 1888; Minnesota, 1890; 
Cincinnati, 1890; Missouri, 1890. 

Southern Colleges.— Vanderbilt, 1884; North Carolina, 1884; Davidson, 
1884; Texas, 1885. 


Eastern Colleges.— Columbia, 1882; Boston, 1889; Tutts, 1889; Mass. 
Inst. Tech., 1889; Cornell, 1890; Williams, 1891. 


Western Colleges.— Iowa, 1880 ; Kenyon, 1881; Western Reserve, 1882; 
Minnesota, 1883 ; Colorado, 1883 ; Wisconsin, 1888. 

Southern Colleges.— Geor^, 1882 ; Emory, 1882 ; Univ. of South, 1883; 
Soothwestem, 1883 ; Texas, 1883 ; Emory and Henry, 1883 ; Tennessee, 
i^ ; Virg^inia, 1888 ; Tulane, 1889. 


Eastern Colleges. — Dickinson, 1880 ; Pennsylvania Univ., 1883 ; Union, 

1883; New York Coll., 1884; Colby, 1884; Columbia, 1884; Dartmouth, 1884; 

Wiiiiams, 1886 ; Syracuse, 1887 ; Lehigh, 1887; Amherst, 1888; Brown, 1889. 

Western Colleges.— Westminster, 1880; Minnesota, 1881 ; Iowa, 1882 ; 

Kansas, 18H2 ; Hillsdale, 1882 ; Ohio State ; 1883; Washington, 1891; Leland 

Stanford, Jr., 1891. 

Southern Colleges.— South Carolina, 1882; Univ. of South, 1883; Texas, 
1S82 f North Carolina, 1885 ; Central, 1885 ; Southwestern, 1886 ; Southern, 
8S7 ; Washington and Lee, 1887 ; Tulane, 1889. 


Eastern Colleges. — Williams, 1880; Pennsylvania Univ., 1881; Buck- 
ell, 1882; Lafayette, 1883; Lehigh, 1887 ; Co Igate, 1887; Pennsylvania Coll. 
3S8; Cornell, 1888; Mass. Inst. Tech., 1889. 

^V^estern Colleges. — Racine, 1880; California, 1882; Kansas, 1882; 
r<x>ster, 1882; Wittenberg, 1884; Michigan, 1885; Denison, 1885; William 
^"^leell, 1886; Minnesota, 1891. 

Southern Colleges— Texas, 1883; Richmond, 1890; Tennessee, 1890; 
i^lins Hopkins, 1891. 


Eastern Colleges. — Syracuse, 1884; Colgate, 1887; Swarthmore, 1889. 
Western Colleges. — Ohio State, 1880; Beloit, 1881; Simpson, 1882: 
^rleton, 1883; Minnesota, 188S; Lsland Stanford, Jr., 1891. 
Southern Colleges. —West Virginia, 1890. 


Eastern Colleges. —Mass. Inst. Tech., 1882; Stevens, 1883; Lehigh, 1887; 
womell, 1890; Pennsylvania Coll., 1891. 

Western Colleges.— Wabash, 1880; Illinois State, 1881; Ohio State, 18^2; 
Cincinnati, 1882 ; Beloit, 1882 ; Iowa, 1882 ; Nebraska, 1883 ; Illinois Wes. 
Leyan, 1883; Hillsdale, 1883; Wisconsin, 1884; Kansas, 1884; Albion, 18S6 ; 
California, 1886; Minnesota, 1888 ; Southern California, 1889 ; Leland Slun- 
ford, Jr., 1891. 

Southern Colleges. — Virginia Mil. Inst., 1884 ; Texas, 1884 l Tulane, 
1886; North Carolina, 1889; Vanderbilt, 1891. 



Eastern Colleges. — Pennsylvania Univ., 1881 ; Muhlenberg, 1881 ; 
Stevens, 1881; Columbia, 1881; St. Lawrence, 1882; Washington and J etier- 
son, 1882; Lehigh, 1882; Pennsylvania Coll., 1882; Mass. Inst. Tech., 1885; 
Vermont. 1887; Cornell, 1887; llaverford. 1891; Maine State, 1891. 


Western Colleges.— Adrian, 1881; Mt. Union, 1882; Oreg^oii, 1882; Wit- 
tenberg, 1883; Simpson, 1885 ; Ohio Wesleyan, 1887; Hillsdale, 1888; 
Michigan, 1888; Wooster, 1888; Albion, 1889; Marietta, 1890. 

Southern Colleges.— Mercer, 1880 ; Bingham High Sch., 1881 ; Emory, 
x88i; Arkansas Indus. Inst., 1882; Southwestern, Presb., 1882; South Caro- 
lina, 1883 ; South Carolina Mil* Acad., 1883; Florida, 1884; Centrral, 1884; 
Southern, 1885; Alabama, 1885; Tulane, 1887; Georgia Sch. of Tech., 1888 
Middle Georgia, 1888; Vanderbilt, 1889; Charleston, 1889; Southwest Bapt 
1890 ; Trinity (N. C), 1890 ; Hampden Ridney, 1890. 


Western Colleges.— William Jewell, 1887 ; Westminster, 1890 ; Missouri, 

Southern Colleges.— South Carolina, 1880; Davidson, 1880; Wake Forest, 
1881 ; North Carolina, 18S1 ; Southern, 1882 ; Vanderbilt, 1883 ; Louisiana 
Univ., 1883 ; Texas, 1883 ; South Carolina Mil. Inst., 1883 ; Erskine Poly., 
1883; Alabama, 1883; Southwestern, 1883 ; Tennessee, 1883; Centre, 1883; 
Univ. of South, 1883; Alabama, 1885 ; Louisiana State, 1885 ; Southwesten 
Presb., 1887 ; William and Mary, 1890 ; Kentucky, 1890 ; Centenary, 1891 15 
Johns Hopkins, 1891. 


Eastern Colleges.— Mt. Pleasant, 1882; Maine State, 1886; Swarthmore^ 

Western Colleges. —Pardue, 1885 ; Ohio Norm. Univ., 1886 ; Indiana,K 
1887 ; Butler, 1891. 

Southern Colleges.— Bethel Mil. Acad., 1880; Cumberlaind, 1880; Alex- 
andria, 1880 ; Univ. of South, 1881 ; E. Tennessee Wesleyan, 1882 ; South- 
western Presb., 1882; West Virginia, 1883; Hamden Sidney, 1883; Texas 
1884; Maryland Mil. Acad., 1885; Centenary, 1885; Randolph Macon, 1885 
N. Georgia Ag. Coll., 1885 ; Southwestern, 1886 ; Emory, 1887 ; Louisiai 
1887; Cumberland, 1887; Thatcher, 1888; Tulane, 1888; William and Mar] 
1890; South Carolina, 1890; Davidson, 1890. 


Eastern Colleges.— Pennsylvania Coll., 1883 ; Haverford, 1891. 


Eastern Colleges.— Pennsylvania Coll., 1883; Allegheny, 1887; Dickin- 
son, 1890; Cornell, 1891. 

Western Colleges.— Missouri, 1884; Mt. Union, 1885; Adrian, il 
Michigan, 1889; Ohio Wesleyan, 1889; Simpson, 1889; Cincinnati, il 
Colorado, 1891; Denver, 1891. 

Southern Colleges. — Charleston, 1881; Univ. of South, 1881; Marvin, 
1881; Emory, 1881; South Carolina, 1882; Central, 1882; Southwestern 
Presb., 1882; Davidson, 1883; South Carolina Mil. Acad., 1883; Florida, 1884; 
Emory and Henry, 1884; Texas, 1884; Richmond, 1884; Erskine, 1884; S. 
Kentucky, 1885; Wofford, 1885; Thatcher, 1886; Buffalo Gap, 1887; Mis- 
sissippi, 1887; Southwestern, 1887; Georgia School of Tech., 1890. 


Eastern Colleges.— Lehigh, 1885; Yale, 1888.  -< 


WiSTiRN CoLLVGBS.— Kansas, 1884; Missouri, 1886; Cornell (la.)i 1888; 

IkHvLw^ 1890; Ohio State, 1891; Lombard, 1891; Missouri Valley, 1891; 

Onke, 1891; Upper Iowa, 1891; Leland Stanford, Jr., 1891. 

Southern Colleges.— N. Geor^ria Ag. Coll., 1881; Washing^ton and Lee, 
l«2; Central, 1883; Bethany, 1883; South Carolina, 1884; Mercer, 1884; 
Bethel, 1884; Vanderbilt, i 6; Texas, 1886; South Carolina Mil. Acad., 
106; Louisiana, 1887; North Carolina, 1888; Tulane, 1888; Univ. of South 
1890; Alabama Poly., 1890. 

TTie most obvious deduction to be made from these tables 
relate to the comparative activity of fraternities in extending;. 
Thus it will be seen at a glance that of the Eastern fraternities, 
Delta Upsilon has established more chapters in the period 
covered than has any other fraternity. This may cause the 
dtra conservative element in the Fraternity to feel uneasy, but 
it is a point not to be overlooked that the fraternity .is.npt to-day 
too large with 2j chapters. The inference is easy and I thinks 
fully justified, that in 1879 the fraternity wasnot what it might 
have been in chapter membership, had it possessed the needed 
strength of central government 

Another matter put in graphic form by the tables that has 
lon^ been a matter of common knowledge, is the comparative 
conservatism of Eastern fraternities as contrasted with those of 
the West and South. Almost any two of the latter have 
organized more chapters since 1879 than have all the Eastern 
batemities put together. The reason is not far to seek. Most 
of the Western and Southern fraternities are younger than those 
of the East, and the number of institutions which they can 
enter in their respective sections is considerably larger. There 
is thus spread before them the opportunity and the strong 
temptation for extravagant growth. A Western fraternity, 
moreover, would not be a Western product if it did not 
"hustle," and a Southern fraternity would not represent the 
awakening hopes of the sunny South did it not set up its ban- 
ners at new points. 

Perhaps the most interesting exhibition made by the tables 
is that of the direction of the extension movement of frater- 
nities by sections. Eastern fraternities are moving west 
rather than south; Western fraternities are moving east rather 
than south, while Southern fraternities are invading Western 
colleges rather than Eastern. Apparently proximity of sec- 


tions has decided this matter for Eastern and Southern fira- 
temities, but not so for Western fraternities, whose pref- 
erence for Eastern conquest i-ather than Southern has some 
significance. The degree of extension into other sections 
is a thing to be noted. During this period Eastern frater* 
nities have estabhshed 1 1 chapters in Western colleges, while 
Western fraternities have planted 45 chapters in Eastern col- 
leges. Seven chapters of Eastern fraternities have been estab- 
lished in Southern colleges, and 24 chapters of Southern 
fraternities in Eastern colleges. Other interesting points on 
this line will be shown by this table of number of chapters es- 
tablished since 1880 : 

Eastern WeBtem Southern 
Fbatkbnitisb. Colleflres. Colleges. Ck>llefres. Total 

Eastern 31 11 7 49 

Western 45 50 33 128 

Southern 24 37 83 144 

Total 100 98 123 321 

Wilson L. Fairbanks, 

Tu/ls, '%7. 


(From Indianapolis Nra/s.) 

Once I builded pretty castles, 

Lovely castles, bright and fair ; 
And I saw them quickly vanish, 

Vanish and dissolve in air. 

Then still others, not so pretty, 

Not so beautiful, I made ; 
But I saw them slowly crumble, 

Slowly vanish, slowly fade. 

I would never grow discouraged, 
Plainer castles I would build ; 
Till the sunny plains of childhood 
With their ruins I had filled. 

Elmer E. Meredith, 

Dt Pauw, '87. 



Our LVIIth Convention, at once the most important, numer- 
ously attended, the most successful and enjoyable for years, 
was watched with special closeness and peculiar interest by 
the older members. 

This is pre-eminently an age for the formulation of new and 
the revision of old creeds. Even conservative Buddhism, after 
twenty-five centuries of indifference, has formulated its creed. 
The healthy wave has struck Delta Upsilon, and this convention 
revised, simplified and clarified the Fraternity's Convention, 
brinj^ng it more into parallelism with its own needs and the 
present advanced phases of college life. 

Here was contemplation for a philosopher. Before us was a 
larg^ representative body of college undergraduates, popularly 
supposed to be hot-headed, visionary, apt to hold impracticable 
theories and easily led astray by idle speculations, discussing 
the practical needs and multitudinous interests of a great and 
growing fraternity. And this they did with all the zeal but 
with more than the candor and dignity of the average trained 
legislator, foreseeing difficulties, and forestalling objections. 
Earnest in debate and firm in prindple they were ; yet of un- 
varying courtesy, always exhibiting a conciliatory deference to 
the views of others, and a just consideration for their modes 
«f action. All this developed a higher, sounder and more 
unanimous view of Fraternity extension than has hitherto 

Extend slowly — but extend. There is a sort of unanimity 
which is so unanimous as never to go beneath the surface of 
things ; never to penetrate to the '* pith and marrow" of prin- 
ciple and action, and so bring forth power and excellence. 
Into such unanimity the convention did not drift 

In these phases of development the older members see sure 
pledges for the unity, progress and greatness of Delta Upsilon. 
Undoubtedly, and rightly, the under-graduates feel encouraged 
and strengthend by the presence of alumni at the annual 


I^thering^s ; but let not the said alumni feel too weightily thi 
necessity of being present lest the young brothers should re- 
quire the regulators, not to say brakes of age and experi- 
ence. They go, or ought, to receive more good than they be 
stow. Yet, if they justly realized its importance, for every on< 
alumnus even at this most exhilarating gathering ten would ad 
z6st to every future convention, reaping personal delights tha 
a succeeding year's contact with the world's roughnesses ca 
not efface. 

In reviewing this convention one is involuntarily inclined t 
be a little concerned for succeeding ones, in all the five depar 
ments — committee of arrangements, presiding officers, speaken 
toastmaster and caterers — to such an ideal pitch of perfectio 
was everything here carried, from preliminary circular to th 
last brotherly good-bye 1 *' Prince Lovett," is hereafter to b 
the sobriquei of Harvard's chairman of committee, and when h 
enters the next convention hall give him such a specimen < 
I)elta U's war-cry as will make the State of Maine stare, tur 
round and ask: **Who have we in our midst, now?" 

But Brother Merrill assured us that if their hospitable town < 
Waterville should prove unable to hold us all, the State < 
Maine was capacious enough. So let us go to Colby this yes 
and in greatly increased numbers ; assured of such a fraterng 
welcome and right royal convention as befits Delta Upsilon. 

MiRON J. Hazeltine, 
•* The Larches," February, 22, '92. Amherst, '51. 


That ancient proverb, *' A good wine needs no bush" may 
often find a figurative application, but taken literally, it is by 
no means in accordance with the spirit of to-day. We of the 
nineteenth century consider the proved truth as a simple truism, 
that advertising pays. Now, from many points of view, we 
may look upon our Fraternity as a vast co-partnership. We 
are constantly looking for new men, with their fresh capital of 
talent and energy ; and that they may know of us, we must 
advertise. We are constantly striving to maintain the interest, 
of those whose primary activity has ceased, our alumni, and 
lest they should lose touch with the younger generation, we 
must advertise. We are constantly seeking for the apprecia- 
tion and help and good-will of the world at large, and that men 
may recognize and perhaps augment our usefulness and our 
importance, we must advertise. No ostentatious and self-laud- 
atory advertising would we recommend, but a systematic series 
of efforts to better our reputation in the public regard, to make 
manifest the scope of our usefulness, and the faithful fulfillment 
of our precepts, to join the hands of our younger and of our 
older brothers in fraternity work. Now, why not establish — 
if a return to our figure be not tedious — why not establish 
alumni associations ? We have many such organizations already 
established, why not establish many others, establish them 
everywhere? Better a poor club than no club at all. Better an 
association that meets once a year, to revive, over a good din- 
ner, the memories of college fellowship, than that the old fra- 
ternal bonds should be utterly forgotten. The organization of 
such a body is no arduous task. While every alumnus must 
wish that such a movement might be initiated in his vicinity, 
let the energetic man trust not the task to others, nor to the 
event of time; let him be the forerunner and the herald. The 
new Quinquennial lies on his desk, and therein he may find 
the names and addresses of his neighboring brothers. Then, 
after a little correspondence has aroused their enthusiasm, and 
revived their interest, there should f jliow a meeting, an organi- 


zation, a detinite plan of action, and all is done, while the 
Fraternity has found a new source of help, a new pillar of sup- 

The alumni body of Delta Upsilon is no long^eran unconsidered 
trifle, as it was, perhaps, in the fourth decade of this century. 
Our older brothers may boast of bearing upon their roll many a 
world-famous name. Yet not a man of them so successful in 
the world, so loaded with honors, but that he may attribute 
many a laurel to the teachings and training of fraternity life. Is 
nothing due in return ? Can they not lend at least the bright- 
ness of their fame to the glory of our brotherhood ? But they 
have forgotten. We must advertise. A successful organization 
of alumni is to them the best advertisement. The advertising 
ol our co-partnership differs pleasantly from that of ordinary 
business houses, in that there is no expenditure that does not 
afford an immediate apparent advantage. When we, as a 
body, enjoy a dance or a dinner or a musicale or a reception, 
when we build a new club house or chapter house, when we 
organize, through our alumni, a new fraternity within and upon 
the old, we seek primarily to attain our own enjoyment, to 
promote our own progress; but our pleasure* and progress are 
our best advertisement. Ergo, let us take pleasure and make 
progress, by all (means, and let our alumni lend a helping 

* * * 

Apropos of new clubs and the new club houses that will 
rapidly follow such organizations, we have a suggestion to 
make as to the decoration of parlors and halls of meeting. 
While a chapter or alumni association is yet in its poverty- 
stricken infancy, any photograph or engraving will be accorded 
a glad welcome to the walls of the home. But it is easy to es- 
tablish a picture fund, and with such resource, a committee can 
secure portraits of distinguished alumni, notably of President 
Garfield, and photographs of conventions, chapter houses, 
chapter groups and class delegations. Eve chapter should 
have its charter handsomeiy framed, upon tne wall. As for 
the chapter banner, and the blue and gold that it presents would 
it not be well for the Fraternity to decide definitely upon a par- 
ticular shade of blue, and a particular shade of yellow, that 


l)anners, badges and decorations might no longer vary between 
'•baby-blue" and navy-blue, in conjunction with a singular 
assortment of yellows ? This may seem to be a very trivial 
matter, but there is a great deal of satisfaction in uniformity 
and considerable advantage. The colors being definitely 
known, the chapter banners might, by rule, become uniform in 
shape and size, each bearing, of course, its distinctive chapter 
title We would invite correspondence, moreover, as to the 
advisability of uniformity in other matters. We have, indeed, 
a fraternity yell, unofficially adopted, but it is not universally 
known nor very generally used. Perhaps a better yell may be 
suggested; perhaps some means of establishing the position of 
our present yell. A correspondent has suggested the adoption, 
also, of a uniform fraternity whistle ; but this seems to us more 
peculiarly a matter of chapter interest. Every one would 
derive satisfaction, undoubtedly, from the adoption of a fra- 
ternity flower, to be worn with pride at every social function, 
to lend firagrance to every feast of Delta Upsilon. Then, again, 
it is an open question whether we should adopt a stone, uni* 
form badge setting, or continue to permit the exercise of indi- 
vidual taste. We can recall a Delta U. pin, worn by one of the 
old-time brothers, in which the fearful and wonderful variety of 
opals, emeralds, sapphires and rubies combined to recall the 
high priest's breast-plate. The sternest restrictions would be 
better than such unbridled license. But perhaps a stone might 
be selected, the sapphire, for instance, with its Fraternity blue, 
which would appear in every badge, together with such gems 
as the taste or purse of the individual wearer might dictate. 
All of these questions of uniformity may be mooted at the next 
convention. We ask for the opinions of alumni and under- 


. The December University Magazine speaks of Francis H. Snow, 
Ph. D., LL. D., Williams, '62, Chancellor of the University of 
Kansas, as ''a scientific man of high attainments, whose ad- 
ministration is eminently successful." 

President E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., Brown, '70, 
will deliver three lectures on Socialism, entitled "The Social 
plaint," **Socialism as a Remedy," and **The Better Way," be- 
fore the School of Applied Ethics at its session to be held July i 
to August 12, in Plymouth, Mass. 

Professor Edward A. Bowser, LL.D.,, (Rutgers, '68,) after 
having prepared seven volumes in mathematics, is now en- 
gaged on two additional works. One will be an elementary 
trigonometry, adapted to the use of the higher academies and 
colleges, and the other will be a complete trigonometry. — New 
York Tribune. 

The alumni of our Lafayette chaper have made a good move 
in founding a chapter alumni association. The object of the 
association **is to create a fund, to be called the Alumni Fund, 
and to be used for the promotion of the best interests of the 
chapter and of the association, and to further the interests of 
the chapter in any other manner possible." A constitution has 
been adopted and printed and officers elected as follows: Presi- 
dent, Stuart Croasdale, '88; vice president, David L. Glover, 
90; secretary and treasurer, John G. Connor, '87. It is a most 
excellent beginning and should be followed by all chapters not 
having alumni associations. 

Outing announces as one of its attractive features for 1892 an 
account of a trip with canoe and camera through an untra versed 
portion of North America bv Mr. and Mrs. Trumbull W'hite, 
{Amherst, '90). Last summer Mr. White, an attache of The limes, 
accompanied by his bright young wife, made a most perilous, 
trip through a vast wilderness along the southern border of 
northwestern Ontario, a journey never before made by a white 
woman. The privations and hardships endured by this adven- 
turous young couple were briefly noted in the telegraphic col- 


umns of the daily newspapers last Aug^ust The Ouiing papers 
on the subject will be the joint production of Mr. and Mrs. 
White and will be elaborately illustrated. — Chicago Times, 

There are eleven Delta U.'s attending the New York Law 
School: Robert F. Adams, Columbia, '91, George A. Baker, Col- 
umbta, '93, John R. Blake, Columbia, '92, Ernest F. Eidlitz, Cor- 
nelf, '90, Alfred E. Holcomb, Columbia, '93, John H. H. Lafferty, 
I^ennsvhania, '92, Lewis Penwell, Columbia, '93, Jacob H. 
Schaeffer, Columbia, '91, John C. Travis, Columbia, '92, William 
J. Warburton. Columbia, '90, and Max E. Harby, New York *9i. 

Judge Murray E. Poole, of Ithaca. N. Y., contributes to the 
February Green Bag ^ small list of distinguished graduates of 
the Union College of Law, Chicago. Among them are three 
Delta U.'s: Charles L. Rhodes, Norlkwestern, '84, formerly of the 
Chicago Daily News and now of the Brooklyn Standard- C/nion-, 
Sewall W. Abbott. Colby, '82, Judge Probate in N. H., and the 
Hon. Elijah B. Sherman, Middlebury, '60, of Chicago, III. 

In the South End of Boston, at 6 Rollins st. between Wash- 
ington St. and Harrison ave., the Andover House Association 
has made a start which promises to accomplish a great deal of 
good in a novel way. It is modeled after Toynbee Hall and 
Oxford House in London. Robert A. Woods, Amherst, '86, of 
the Andover Seminary, went to England in '90 and spent sev- 
eral months studying the methods of Toynbee Hall. On his 
return he lectured on the social and economic aspects of the 
movement at Andover and in England. Interest was aroused, 
and on the first of January the house in Rollins st. was opened. 
Three men besides Mr. Woods are now living in the house, one 
of them is George P. Morris, Rutgers, '88, of the Congregation- 
altst, Robert A. Woods is the head of the house and the Rev. 
Nehemiah Baynton, Amherst, '79, and Charles W. Birtwell, 
Harvard, *%2y are members of the council. 


At the December meetmg of the Buffalo Delta Upsilon club 

• held at the Genesee House, Buffalo, the following officers were 

elected for the year : President, the Rev. Henry Ward, Hamit- 

ton, *62; first vice president, the Rev. Wm. A. Robinson, Adel- 

berty *J2', second vice president, C. H. Smith. Rochtster, '85; 


secretary, E, H. Brush, Q^umbiay '^j; treasurer. Dr. A. L. 
Benedict, Michigan, '87 ; members of executive board besides 
president, secretary, and treasurer, Edward M. Bassett, Amherst, 
'84; Sidney Bovingdon, Syracuse, '87. 

The K^nX Re/armed Quarterly Review contained "The Church 
Review Symposium on Christian Reunion," by the Rev. William 
F. Faber, Rochester, '80. The July Andaoer Review contained an 
article on "John Williamson Nevin," by the Rev. William F. 
Faber, Rochester, '80. The Somerville, Mass., Journal, of the 
5th of September, contained the portrait and biographical 
sketch of Professor George M. Wadsworth, Brawn, '84. The 
Charleston, S. C, News and Courier, of November 16. contained a 
long account of the Silver Anniversary of the Pastorate of the 
Rev. Charles S. Vedder, D.D., Union, '51, of the Huguenot 
church of that city. Dr. Edward Kremers, Wisconsin, '88, has 
an article on "Terpene and Terpenderivate " in the last number 
of the Pharmaceutische Rundschau, The Cornell Agricultural Bul- 
letin contains "A Study of the Life History of Wireworms, " by 
Professor John Henry Comstock, Cornell, '74. The Educational 
Review contains a valuable article on ** The Present Condition 
of the German Universities," by Professor Mattoon M. Curtis, 
Hamilton, '80, now of Adelbert College, who gives conclusions 
reached by very careful ooservations, which are not altogether 
in favor of post-graduate studies in Gfermany. 


The annual dinner of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity Alumni, 
of New York city, brought together about a hundred men at the 
St. Denis Hotel last night. Twenty-four out of the twenty-seven 
chapters of the fraternity had representatives at the dinner. 
Columbia had the largest delegation, the wearers of the '*blue 
and white " numbering thirty-one. 

Among those who were present were : Alexander Hadden, 
M. D. Union, '56 ; Samuel B. Duryea, Esq., New York Uni- 
versity, '66 ; the Rev. Dr. Henry Spellmeyer, New York Uni- 
versity, '66; the Hon. J. Sanford Greves, Hamilton, '61; Assist- 
ant United States District-Attorney, Charles D. Baker, Cornell, 
'74 ; Colonel Daniel S. Lamont, Union, '70 ; the Rev. R. B. 
Snowden, Williams, '54; the Rev. Dr. W. H. P. Faunce, Brown, 


80; Starr J. Murphy, Esq., Amherst, '8i ; John Q. Mitchell, 
Marietta, '80; Charles R. Williams, Rutgers, '75 ; W. C. Spell- 
man, Williams, '61 ; J. G. Van Horn, New York University, 
'72; Britton Havens, Rutgers, '82; A. V. W. VanVechten, Esq., 
Williams, '47 ; the Rev. Horace G. Underwood, New York 
University, '81, missionary to Corea; the Hon. Ratcliffe Hicks, 
Brown, '64; the Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, Syracuse, '84; R. H. Park, 
Manhattan, '76; G. F. Taussig, Cornell, '84; Professor Lewis A. 
Coffin, Union, '82; Eugene D. Egan, New York University, '78; 
A. T>. Noyes, Amherst, '83 ; Professor Francis M. Burdick, of 
Oolumbia College, Hamilton, '69; J. L. Clark, Union, '55 ; Will- 
iam S. Barstow, Columbia, 'S7 ; Leonard D. White, Jr., Colum- 
bia, '87 ; Samuel S. Hall, Harvard, '88 ; Ellis J. Thomas, 
"V^illiams, '88 ; William Dodge Porter and Dr. S. M. Brickner, 
Rochester, '88. 

Eugene D. Bagen, New York, '76, the president of the Alumni 
Club, introduced A. D. Noyes, Amherst, '83, who was toast- 
master. The Rev. Horace G. Underwood, New York University, 
'81, asked the blessing. The toasts were : ** Old Days in Delta 
Upsilon, ' Dr. Lambert, Williams, '40 ; ** The Alumni of Delta 
TJpsilon," the Rev. Dr. Henry Speilmeyer, New York, '66; 
''Delta Upsilon in the Law," A. Britton Havens, Rutgers, '82 ; 
**The Common Sense of Non-Secrecy," Rev. H. G. Underwood; 
**Our Rivals," William J. Warburton, Columbia, '90; *'Our 
Brothers," Starr J. Murphy, Amherst, '81. — New York Tribune, 
January 28, iSg2. 

December. — The University Magazine contains the portrait of 
Francis H. Snow, Ph. D., LL.D., Williams, '62, Chancellor of 
the University of Kansas, a fine half tone plate of the Delta U 
Chapter house at Colgate and *' A History of the University of 
the City of New York," by George A. MacDonald, New York, '91. 
The Harvard Monthly contains **The Ballade," by Hugh McCul- 
loch, Jr., Harvard, '91, and *'Angelle," by William Vaughan 
Moody, Harvard, '93. The New York Tribune, of the 14th, con- 
tained a sermon, *Theudas,"by the Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, Brown, 
'80, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church of New York, N. Y. 
The Charleston, S. C, News and Courier, of the 23d, contained an 
address delivered before the "72d celebration of the New Eng- 
land Society" of that city by its president, the Rev. Charles S. 


Vedder, D.D., Union, '51. The Oakfield, N. Y., Reporter, of th 
24th, contained the ** Ordination of the Re>r. Curtis C. Gove, •** 
MiddUbury, '74. The Congregationcdist, of the 31st, contains ^ ^ 
poem, '*The Lord Our Pilot," by Henry Randall Waite, Ph. D., — • 
Hamilton, 'd^, and '*A Curious Episode in Railroad History," b 
Alexander D. Noyes, Amherst, '83. The New England Afagazin 
contained a history of ** Brunswick and Bowdoin College," b 
Charles Lewis Slattery, Harvard, '91. 

January. — Health and Home contains **The Physiology and 
Hygiene of Digestion," by A. L. Benedict, A. M., M. D., Mich- 
igan, '87. The Presbyterian and Re formed Remew contained * ' Recent 
Works in Old Testament Textual Criticism," by the Rev. Lewis 
B. Paton, New Fork, '84. Church and School conX^ins *' Education 
Defined," by President E. Benjamin Andrews, D. D. LL. D., 
Brown, '70. Education contains ** Claims for English as a Study,*' "" 
by True. W. White, Tufts, '87. The Educational Review con- - 
tains an article on '* Educational Values," by Professor Jere- 
miah W. Jenks, Michigan, '78. The Harvcu^d Monthly contains 
'*A Sonnet," by Hugh McCuUoch, Jr., Harrnird, '91, and 
'*Moriturus," by Robert Morss Lovett, Harvard, '92. The Urn-- 
versity Magazine conisiins an article on **The University of the= 
City of New York," by George A. MacDonald, New Fork, '91, 
and a picture on the front cover of the new home of the Cornell 

February. — The Harvard Monthly coniaina *'How the Mead- 
Slave Was Set Free," by William Vaughan Moody, Harvard, '93, 
and *'An English Amiel," by Robert Morss Lovett, Harvard, 
'92. The University Magazine contains an historical sketch of 
**The University of the City of New York," by George A, Mac- 
Donald, New Fork, '91. The Homiletic Review contains "Helps 
and Hints, Textual and Topical," by Arthur T. Pierson, D. D., 
Hamilton, 57. The Academic, of Western Reserve Academy, 
Hudson, Ohio, contains pictures of the members of the faculty; 
four of the six are Delta U's: Newton B. Hobart, A. M., Add- 
bert, '78; Frederick W. Ashley. A. M., Addbert, '85; John Dicker- 
man, Addbert, '91, and Gillett Wynkoop, Rutgers, '91. John 
Dickerman is president of the Athletic Association of the Acad- 
emy, and Gillett Wynkoop is chairman ot the committee on 
football. The Missionary Review 0/ the fl^rA/ contains *'A Mem* 


orable Moravian Anniversary," and "The Call to Prayer," by 
Arthur T. Pierson, D, D., Hamilton, '57, and "The Great Mis- 
sionary Uprising," and "General Missionary Intelligence," by 
the Rev. Dele van L Leonard, Hamillan, '59. The Universify 
Quarterly contains "Conditions of Success in Medicine,". by 
Albert W. Ferris, A.M., M.D.. New York, '78. 

March. — Scrthmr^H Magazine contains " Illusions of Memory," 

by Professor William H. Bumham, Harvard, '82. The HomtUtic 

Rwiew contains " The Secrets of the Effective Treatment of 

Themes," and " Helps and Hints, Textual and Topical," by 

Arthur T. Pierson, D. D., Hamilton, '57. 

The School Bulletin announces, "Topics and References in 
American History," "Syllabusses of American History" and 
'•A Brief History of the Empire State," by Welland Hendrick, 
CMgaU, '80. 

The D. Lothrop Company announces "a superb library edition 
of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments," with introduction by 
:Editor William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69. Funk and Wag- 
nails announce a ** Standard Dictionary of the English Lan- 
guage." Rossiter Johnson, Ph. D., Rochester, '6^, is editor of 
the department on "Literature," and William Elliot Griffis, 
D.D., Rutgers, '69, that on "Oriental Words." The Popular 
Science Monthly announces a series of articles on "Taxation," 
by the Hon. David A. Wells. D. C. L. LL. D., Williams, '47. 
Harper Brothers announce "Studies in English Literature," by 
Professor William Swinton. Amherst, '56. "Psychological 
Theory," "Metaphysics, a Study in First Principles," and 
"The Philosophy of Theism," by Professor Borden P. Bowne, 
D.D., LL. D. New Fork, '71. 

The Young Peoples' Union, which is the organ of the Baptist 
Young People of America, announces among its contributors 
for 1892, the Revs. James W. Ford, D.D., Colgate, '69; William 
T. C. Hanna, Colgate, '70 ; Alvin S. Hobart, D.D., Colgate, '73 ; 
Hugh O. Rowlands, D.D., Colgate, '72, and Donald D. Mac 
Laurin, Colgate, '81. 



Vnum, '85, in Buffalo, N. Y., on January 14, 1892, a daughter, 
to Mr. and Mrs. W. Harlow Munsell. 

Broum^ '81, in Ithaca, N. Y., on January 11, 1892, a daugh- 
ter, Helen, to Professor and Mrs. Charles Evans Hughes. 

New Fork, '89, in Parkville, Mo., on January 14, 1892, a son, 
to Professor and Mrs. Arthur L. Wolfe. 

Cameli, '72, in Menlo Park, Cal., on November 10, 1891, a 
daughter, Barbara, I0 President and Mrs. David Starr Jordan. 

Syracuse, '82, in Holley, N. Y., on January 13, 1892, a daugh- 
ter. Estelle, to the Rev. and Mrs. Frank W. Hemenway. 

Lafayette, '^'i, in Hoboken, N. J., in August 1891, a son, 
Harold Dumont Beatty, to the Rev. Harry T. and Jennie Du- 
mont Beatty. 


Hamilton, '65, in New York, N. Y., on February 3, 1892, Miss 
Maria Porter Brace, of Leavenworth, Kan., to Major James P. 
Kimball, M. D., U. S. A. 

Hamilton, '85, in Utica, N. Y., on Wednesday, November 11, 
1891, Miss Jennie Angela Collis, to Edmund J. Wager, Eiq., of 
Philadelphia, N. Y. 

Rochester, '82, in Cincinnati, O., on December 29, 1891, Miss 
May Bonsai, to the Rev. D. Johnston Myers. At home in the 
Norfolk, Cincinnati, O. 

Rochester, '86, in Mumford, N. Y., on July 29, 1S91, Miss 
Grace Brown, to the Rev. William E. Loucks, pastor of the 
Walnut Hills Baptist Church, Cincinnati, O. 

Rochester, '87, in Wallingford, Conn., on Thursday, December 
3, 1 89 1, Miss Lina Louise Morris to the Rev. Frederick E. 

Rochester, '90, in Rochester, N. Y., on November 26, 1891, 
Miss Emma Kay to Edwin R. Beall, of Covington, Ky. 

Rutgers, '86, in Washington, D. C, on November 25, 1891. 
Miss Silvey to Frederick Deshler, of New Brunswick, N. J, 


Brawn, 91, in Milwaukee, Wis., on January i, 1892, in the 
First Baptist Church, Miss Carrie A. Singer to George H. Ferris. 
At home 528 Jackson St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Syracuse, '83, in Madison, N. J., on December 22, 1891, Miss 
Julia Buttz, daughter of President Henry A, Buttz, D. D., Umon^ 
'58, to the Rev. Charies F. Sitterly, Ph. D. 

Lehigh, '88, in Gloucester City, N. J., on November ii, 1891, 
Miss Emma K Mayers to Harlan S. Miner. 

De PauWy '89, in Champaigti, 111., on December 17, 1891, 
Miss Addie Read to the Rev. William A. Boyd, of Thomas- 
boro. 111. 

De Pamv, '92, in Cincinnati, O., on August 20, 1891, Miss 
Alma Barber to the Rev. Lewis F. Dimmitt At home 44 Union 
st, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Minnesota, '91, in San Bernardino, Cal., on December 24, 1891, 
Miss Jennie C Corriston, of Minneapolis, Minn., to George A. 
Clark. At home, 146 Autumn st, San Jos6, Cal. 


Williams, '55, in New York, N. Y., on January 3, 1892, Alpha 
D. Oris wold, Esq., of Southport, N. Y. 

Williams, '56, in Aurora, 111., on December 20, 1891, the Hon. 
:::haries D. Wilbur, LL.D. 

Union, '47* the death is reported of Duncan E Cameron, Esq., 
of Milwaukee. Wis. 

Union, '85, in Buffalo, N. Y., on January 21, 1892, Laura Mae, 
vrife of W. Harlow Munsell. 

Hamilton, '51, in Plaintield, Ind., on January 6, 1892, Thomas 
"Evans, M. D. 

Colby, 'di, in Palatine Bridge, N. Y., on December 8, 1891, of 
heart failure, the Hon. Marcellus L. Stearns, ex-Governor of 

Middlehury, '78, in Boston, Mass., on September 29, 1891, 
William Hudson Shaw. 

Cornell, '86, in Palatka, Fla., on Thursday, February 18, 1892, 
Frank W. Shephard, in the thirtieth year of his age. 


*feel the loss of Brother R. P. Gray, '93, who will continue his studies in 
Columbia, commencing with the present term. Brother F. H. Spencer, '95, 
also leaves us to accompany his father on a business and pleasure trip to the 
Pacific Coast. 

Through some oversight, the names of our recent initiates were omitted 
from the last chapter letter. We would introduce to the Fraternity this year 
eight young men, all of whom are already proving themselves worthy sons 
of Delta U. Their names and addresses will be found among the "New 
Initiates " in this issue. 

We are jubilant over our foot-ball laurels. This is our first year in 
the New York Intercollegiate Foot-Ball League, and we quite modestly won 
every game and carried ofi the pennant. Dr. O. S. Langworthy, '89, accom. 
panied the team as surgeon, and Brother Taylor, '93, and Bown, '94, were 
members of the team. 

The December number of the Umversiiy MagaMi$ts contains a plate of our 
chapter house ; also a picture of Colgate nine, which won the pennant last 

■season in the New York Intercollegiate Base Ball League. Three of our 

. men appear in the picture. Brothers Briggs, '94, Bown, '94, and Leete, '94. 
Brother Leete, '94, is a member of the University quartette, and Brothers 
Taylor, '92, Leete, '94, Briggs, '94, and Davis, '95, represent us on the glee 
club, of which Professor J. F. McGregory, AwUurst^ '80, is instructor, 
and Brother Smith, '93, is business manager. 

> We are represented on the editorial stafi of the Madisanensu by Brother 
Smith, '93. Brother firownell, '94, has been appointed associate editor of 
the College Man for Colgate. 

- A few weeks since the chapter invited its alumni and all members of the 
senior class, irrespective of society lines, to **come and enjoy an evening 
with us, and bring their folks.'* Dr. Smith Baker, of Utica, a fnend of the 
chapter, gave a very scholarly and entertaining address on '* The Brook 

' Farm.'* Instrumental and vocal music added to the pleasure of the social 
hour which followed, an every one pronounced the entertainment a de- 
cided success. 


Believing as we do that the anniversary of the chapter's birth can be ob- 
served in no better way than by unfolding to worthy men the principles of 
our brotherhood, it has become a custom with us to hold an initiation on 
that day. December, 19, 1891, therefore, our 26th birthday, was duly cele- 
brated and honored by the admission to the chapter and to the fraternity of 
two good men, Brothers Albert Pfans and John Lewis Clark, both students in 
our theological department, the Union Seminary. It was a truly university 
assemblage which gathered about the table at the close oi the initiatory 
rites. The schools of Law, Medicine, Theology, Pedagogy, Arts and Science, 
were all represented, and the toasts of " Delta U. in Law,** •* Delta U. ia 
Medicine," and ** Delta U. in Theology," were ably responded to by futizre 
Judges, D.D.s and Doctors of Medicine. The visitors present were Brothers 


eminent instructor, we can not but cong^tulate the professor at his appoint* 
znent, and the Delta Upsilon Fraternity at the honorable recognition of a 
worthy and enthusiastic brother. 

The Middlebury chapter sends greetings to all sister chapters, and wishes 
for the Fraternity a continuation of past prosperity during the coming year. 


Over a third of our college year is past. Instead of the two-term system. 
Brown has adopted that of three terms. The change is well received 
and will probably prove a success. The marks for the last term have just 
come out as usual. They show that Delta U. stands well in the classes. 
.The new delegation show good capacity, and are doing well in developing 
it. On the floor of the chapter hall they have done themselves credit in 
fulfilling their assigned parts. 

The work of the chapter has been in the main satisfactory. Especial at- 
tention has been given to debating, in which greater interest tlian usual has 
been manifested by other than the regular disputants. The ability to handle 
, arguments is just now useful to the members who will join the Brown Union« 
which has recently been organized. The Union is not intended as a rival to 
the fraternities, but as an organization to strengthen college spirit in debate, 
so that it may compete with similar unions. 

The second Public of the year is to occur February 5 and will be a musi- 
cale. The chapter at present is particularly strong musically. Five mem- 
bers of the Brown glee club are Delta U*s. The singing of Brother Young, 
first tenor of the glee club quartet, has been received with unusual favor. 

Brow alumni will rejoice with us, we are sure, that the Lyman Gymna- 
sium is at last in use. Regular instruction began with the present term, 
and four hours per week are required for all the classes. It is to be expected 
that greater athletic ability will appear in the chapter, but there is little 
danger that a specialty will be made of this to the exclusion of the'Jiigher 
.principles of the Fraternity. 


The chapter has entered upon her work for the winter term with her 
usual enthusiasm and energy. Hard work seems to be the order of the 
day, and the usual close application to study which comes with the Winter 
term seems to make us appreciate very highly the good coasting on our 
hillsides and the excellent skaling on our new artificial lake. 

The board of trustees of the university, at their semi-annual meeting, 

again failed to elect a president. The university has received recently two 

bequests, and everything seems to be prospering. Two new professors 

. have been added to the Theological department, who are already gaining 

. popularity among the students. 

Our chapter is in her usual healthy condition, and never was there more 
unity of spirit and more true fellowship than now. We are glad to wel- 
come back to our hearth Brother George W. Cobb. '94, who was detained 
from returning in September on account of the death of his father. We all 


*feel the loss of Brother R. P. Gray, '93, who will continue his studies in 
Columbia, commencing with the present term. Brother F. H. Spencer, '95, 
also leaves us to accompany his father on a business and pleasure trip to (he 
Pacific Coast. 

Through some oversight, the names of our recent initiates were omitted 
from the last chapter letter. We would introduce to the Fraternity this year 
eight young men, all of whom are already proving themselves worthy sons 
of Delta U. Their names and addresses will be found among the **New 
Initiates " in this issue. 

We are jubilant over our foot-ball laurels. This is our first year in 
the New York Intercollegiate Foot>Ball League, and we quite modestly won 
every game and carried ofi the pennant. Dr. O. S. Lang^orthy, '89, accom> 
panied the team as surgeon, and Brother Taylor, '92, and Bown, '94, were 
members of the team. 

The December number of the University Magajsine contains a plate of our 
chapter house ; also a picture of Colgate nine, which won the pennant last 

•season in the New York Intercollegiate Base Ball League. Three of our 

.men appear in the picture. Brothers Briggs, '94, Bown, '94, and Leete, *94. 
Brother Leete, '94, is a member of the University quartette, and Brothers 
Taylor, '92, Leete, '94, Briggs, '94, and Davis, '95, represent us on the glee 
club, of which Professor J. F. McGregory, Amherst^ '80, is instructor, 
and Brother Smith, '93, is business manager. 

> We are represented on the editorial stafi of the Madisonensu by Brother 
Smith, '93. Brother Brownell, '94, has been appointed associate editor of 
the College Man for Colgate. 

• A few weeks since the chapter invited its alumni and all members of the 
senior class, irrespective of society lines, to **come and enjoy an evening 
with us, and bring their folks." Dr. Smith Baker, of Utica, a friend of the 
chapter, gave a very scholarly and entertaining address on '* The Broolc 

' Farm." Instrumental and vocal music added to the pleasure of the social 
hour which followed, an every one pronounced the entertainment a de^ 
cided success. 


Believing as we do that the anniversary of the chapter^s birth can be ob- 
served in no better way than by unfolding to worthy men the principles of 
our brotherhood, it has become a custom with us to hold an initiation on 
that day. December, 19, 1891, therefore, our 26th birthday, was duly cele- 
brated and honored by the admission to the chapter and to the fraternity of 

' two good men. Brothers Albert Pfans and John Lewis Clark, both students in 
our theological department, the Union Seminary. It was a truly university 
assemblage which gathered about the table at the c:Iose of the initiatoiy 

 rites. The schools of Law, Medicine, Theology, Pedagogy, Arts and Science, 
were all represented, and the toasts of •* Delta U. in Law," " Delta U. in 
Medicine," and " Delta U. in Theology,** were ably responded to by future 

' Judges, D.D.s and Doctors of Medicine. The visitors present were Brothers 



Mayou, Siotosbury and Challen, of Rutgers^ and Brother Penfield, of 

RuttMifora McGiffert, WiUiams, '90, and Warren A. Mayou, Rutgers, '90, 
have matriculated in the Law School, and Adoni J. Hartness, Colgate, '91, in 
the Medical School. Frederick M. Crossett, New York, *S4, has returned to 
us as a student of law. 

Of our '91 delegation two are still in the university — George A. Mac- 
Donald in the Law School, and Louis O. Rotenhach in the Theological 
Seminary. Walter C. Reddy is surveying in Virginia, Max £. Harby is in 
the New York Law School, and John C. Judge, Jr., E<lward W. Wakelee and 
Charles Giddings are practicing law. 

The chapter has lately received visits from Sokuma Yamada, Lafayette, 
^91, and F. M. Van Orden, Rutgers, '93. We would like to see brothers from 
other chapters more often than we do. 

The seniors are preparing for the various events of commencement week 
by appointing committees and assigning to them different preliminary 
work. Brother Rudolph, president of the senior class, has been congratu- 
lated by one of the college papers on his tact in selecting committees. His 
appointments have met with the approval of all, fraternity men and neu- 
trals alike, fur their fairness and impartiality. Brother Perry is a member 
of the class day committee ; Brother Weed, of the commencement commit- 
tee, and Brother Roberts is chairman of the dinner committee. 

The School of Pedagogy, under the direction of Dr. Jerome Allen, 
~ Amherst, '51, has proved a great success. Special investigation in peda- 
gogical work is encouraged, and it is intended to make the school an ideal 
~ department, higher than any normal college, and on a level with the 
departments of law, medicine and theology. Brother Perry, '92, science, 
who is also taking a course in the School of Pedagogy, leading to the degree 
of Pcd. M., has recently taken a scholarship in the latter department for ex- 
cellence in written vork. 



Two new members have entered our ranks since the beginning ot the 
term — Mr. James B. Tuck. '93, and Mr. John Westfall, '95, who is president 
of his class, thus making the number ot active members twenty-three. 

The dreary routine of college life at Cornell during the winter term has 
only one noticeable interruption, and that occurs during the week of the 
junior ball. Then every one of a social turn, both old and young, unmind- 
fiil of books and lectures, seems to plunge into the world of excitement. 
This year hab been no exception. A new attraction was added to the week 
in the shape of the sophomore cotillion, which made its tirst appearance at 
Cornell last June, under the auspices of the class ot '93. About 100 cuuples 
were present, and a most enjoyable time was spent, there being plenty of 
room for alt in the spacious armory, which, however, is not the case at a 
large junior ball. The cotillion was given Wednesday night, January 27th. 
Next evening occurred the concert of the combined glee, banjo and mando- 



We are glad to report that the new year opens auspiciousiy te ut, b«lb 
as a university and as a fraternity. 

Sinoe writing last, a new glee club of sixteen voices has been orgaaiNii 
which is already becoming popular and winning laurels for our univerMtft 

A new local fraternity has recently been organized with eleven strong 
men as charter members; they have chosen the letters Tau Kappa Phi is 
their motto, and have adopted a grip, pin and password. 

Our chapter event of most importance last term was eur ** annual initia- 
tion" and party. We took in seven strong men from '95 and one equal^ 
good from *94. The party was attended by many of our own alumni aad 
the following from other chapters: Professor Hough, Uniat^ '56, Wali^ 
Mann, Harvard^ '90, Stillman R. Dunham, Harvard^ '89, and Ozora T. 
Sharp, De Patrw^ *95. The new initiates' names will be found elsewhere in 
this issue. 

We have been cheered and encouraged by Brother Burton's report of the 
convention, and our appreciation of our **beloved Delta U.'*is deepenedhy 
the news from the other chapters. We are looking forward to our annual 
banquet with pleasurable anticipations, and would be glad to greet file 
brothers of other chapters on that occasion, February 19th, 1893. 

It is too early to speak of college honors, but in the distribution already 
made we have not fallen behind; Brother Ricketts, '94, is business manage 
of the SyUabus and Brother Walker, '93, was elected to the Gage debate cop- 
test. We regret our inability to personally look upon our new chapter at 
the **Tech" but we send our congratulations and best wishes to our young 
but lusty sister, and also extend greetings to all our sister chapters. 


The /^arz/izr^ chapter numbers forty -three men, the largest chapter that 
the Fraternity has known. There were fears when the number increased 
above thirty and again when it passed the forty line that Fraternity spirit 
and loyalty must sutler, but as a matter of fact the chapter has never l>eeQ 
so enthusiastic and united. The histronic ability of the chapter is seon to 
be exhibited in the production of Ibsen's DolVs Hous^y preceded by a cur- 
tain raiser, written by Brother Wells, *93. The difficulty of produciAg 
Ibsen without females is enormous, but Brother McCulloch's Ncra is a 
great success. The play will be presented in Cambridge first. Then if 
entirely successful in its attempt, the company proposes to make a spring 
trip to neighboring towns and cities where the Delta U. interest is strong. 

The athletic prowess of the chapter is certainly on the increase. The 
only difficulty is to find foemen worthy of our steel. After a long season 
of training under a captain who has played opposite Hefielfinger, the foot- 
ball team disbanded without meeting Tufts, The polo team practiced as- 
siduously whenever there was a square rod of clear ice within ten miles of 
Harvard, but was forced to content itself with breaking its own shins. And 


Qoir the base^ball men are only waiting f<>r the snow to disappear before 
banning work. 

In acholarship the chapter endeavors to maintain its old standard. Of the 
kvr orations provisionally assifs^ned to members of the senior class two 
came to Delta U., and of the seven Bowdoin prizes for dissertations and 
translations two were won by the ch apter. When the Phi Beta Kappa men 
are chosen we expect eight men from '92, and two on the first eight ot '93. 
In other walks of college life the chapter is holding its own. Brother 
Moody, '93, has been President ot the Signtt, one ol the most distinguished 
and honorable societies at Harvard, and Brother W.J. H. Strong, '93, has 
been elected President of the Young Men's Christian Association. In the 
great joint debate between Harx'ard and Yale, Delta U. was fittingly and 
worthily represented. What Delta U. man could restrain a feeling of pride 
when Brother Surbridge, *Hg, of the Law School, in a voice like Jove's own 
thunder defied the cowering representatives of Yale to accept his chal- 
lenge and answer his arguments I It was the crowning moment of the whole 

The chapter has club-house plans still under consideration. A move to 
VfMke the club life of the chapter more important by having private lunches 
served in the rooms is also being agitated. We are looking forward to the 
spring initiation when we purpose to take in eight or ten ot the best sopho- 
apres in college. Everything is booming. 


To all our alumni and to the members of sister chapters the Lafayette 
chapter sends greeting. The portion of the first college term following the 
date of our last letter passed without the occurrence of any important 
events. It saw several improvements to our rooms at 437 Northampton 
street which make them all the more convenient and attractive. We have 
replaced the old gaslights with incandescent electric lamps, and have had 
our supply of heat increased by an additional hot-air flue. Both of these 
improvements add greatly to the comfort and cheerfulness of our apart- 
ments, while the aesthetic nature is pleased by the tastefully arranged 
(NTDaments and works of art, to which we have been receiving several addi- 
tions through the kindness of friends. As another convenience we have 
been provided with a combination lock for the outer door, to obviate the 
necessity of keys. During the term we received visits from those loyal 
Belta U. men, Brothers Van Cleve, '90, and Hempstead and Karslake, 91. 

The term closed on December i6th, and the boys went home to enjoy a 
tlizee weeks' vacation. At the opening of the new term, January 7th, all 
returned, with the exception of Brother Duerr, '94, bringing reports of the 
jolly good tiroes they had enjoyed. 

Daring the vacation an important event took place in the life of one of 
Lafayette's honored proies&ors, the marriage of Prof. Selden J. Coffin to 
Miss Emma F. Angle, a sister of Brothers George K. Angle, M.D., '85, and 
J. Warren Angle, '89. The latter was one of the ushers at the wedding. 



We are glad to report that the new year opens auspiciou^sr for us» betii 
as a university and as a fraternity. 

Since writing last, a new glee club of sixteen voices has been organised, 
which is already becoming popular and winning laurels for our university. 

A new local fraternity has recently t»een organized with eleven strong 
men as charter members; they have chosen the letters Tau Kappa Phi as 
their motto, and have adopted a grip, pin and password. 

Our chapter event of most importance last term was eur *' annual initia- 
tion" and party. We took in seven strong men from '95 and one equally 
good from '94. The party was attended by many of our own alumni and 
the following from other chapters: Professor Hough, Union^ '56, Walter 
Mann, Harvard^ '90, Stillman R. Dunham, Harvard^ '89, and Ozora T. 
Sharp, De FauWy '95. The new initiates* names will be found elsewhere in 
this issue. 

We have been cheered and encouraged by Brother Burton's report of the 
convention, and our appreciation of our **beloved Delta U.^is deepenedl^ 
the news from the other chapters. We are looking forward to our annual 
banquet with pleasurable anticipations, and would be glad to greet tbe 
brothers of other chapters on that occasion, February 19th, 1892. 

It is too early to speak of college honors, but in the distribution already 
made we have not fallen behind; Brother Ricketts, '94, is business manager 
of the Syllabus and Brother Walker, '93, was elected to the Gage debate oa^ 
test. We regret our inability to personally look upon our new chapter at 
the '*Tech" but we send our congratulations and best wishes to our young 
but lusty sister, and also extend greetings to all our sister chapters. 


The /^rt'or^ chapter numbers forty -three men, the largest chapter tlvat 
the Fraternity has known. There were fears when the number increased 
above thirty and again when it passed the forty line that Fraternity spirit 
and loyalty must sufler, but as a matter of fact the chapter has never been 
so enthusiastic and united. The histronic ability of the chapter is seon to 
be exhibited in the production of Ibsen's DolPs I/ous^, preceded by acur- 
tain raiser, written by Brother Wells, '93. The difficulty of producing 
Ibsen without females is enormous, but Brother McCulloch's JV^tfra is a 
great success. The play will be presented in Cambridge first. Then if 
entirely successful in its attempt, the company proposes to make a sprifig 
trip to neighboring towns and cities where the Delta U. interest is strong. 

The athletic prowess of the chapter is certainly on the increase. The 
only difficulty is to find foemen worthy of our steel. After a long season 
of training under a captain who has played opposite Hetielfinger, the foot- 
ball team disbanded without meeting Tufts, The polo team practiced as- 
siduously whenever there was a square rod of clear ice within ten miles of 
Harvard, but was forced to content itself with breaking its own shins. And 


now the base-ball men are only waiting f<>r the snow to disappear before 
beginning work. 

In scholarship the chapter endeavors to maintain its old standard. Of the 
four orations provisionally assifs^ned to members of the senior class two 
cmme to Delta U., and of the seven Bowdoin priates for dissertations and 
translations two were won by the ch apter. When the Phi Beta Kappa men 
are chosen we expect eight men from '92, and two on the first eight ot '93. 

In other walks of college life the chapter is holding its own. Brother 
Moody, '93, has been President ot the Signtt, one ol the most distinguished 
and honorable societies at Harvard, and Brother W.J. H. Strong, '93, has 
beep elected President of the Young Men's Christian Association. In the 
great joint debate between Harx-ard and Yale, Delta U. was fittingly and 
worthily represented. What Delta U. man could restrain a feeling of pride 
when Brother Surbridge, '89, of the Law School, in a voice like Jove's own 
thunder defied the cowering representatives of Yale to accept his chal- 
lenge and am wer his arguments ! It was the crowning moment of the whole 

The chapter has club-house plans still under consideration. A move to 
make the club life of the chapter more important by having private lunches 
served in the rooms is also being agitated. We are looking forward to the 
spring initiation when we purpose to take in eight or ten ot the best supbo- 
mpres in college. Everything is booming. 



To all our alumni and to the members of sister chapters the La/ayettt 
chapter sends greeting. The portion of the first college term following the 
date of our last letter passed without the occurrence of any important 
events. It saw several improvements to our rooms at 437 Northampton 
street which make them all the more convenient and attractive. We have 
replaced the old gaslights with incandescent electric lamps, and have had 
our supply of heat increased by an additional hot-air flue. Both of these 
improvements add greatly to the comfort and cheerfulness of our apart- 
ments, while the aesthetic nature is pleased by the tastefully arranged 
ornaments and works of art, to which we have been receiving several addi- 
tions through the kindness of friends. As another convenience we have 
been provided with a combination lock for the outer door, to obviate the 
necessity of keys. During the term we received visits from lhos>e loyal 
Delta U. men. Brothers Van Cleve, '90, and Hempstead and Karslake, 91. 

The term closed on December i6th, and the boys went home to enjoy a 
three weeks' vacation. At the opening of the new term, January 7th, all 
returned, with the exception of Brother Duerr, '94, bringing reports of the 
jolly good times they had enjoyed. 

During the vacation an important event took place in the life ot one of 
Lafayette's honored protessors, the marriage of Prof. Selden J. Coffin to 
Miss Emma F. Angle, a sister of Brothers George K. Angle, M.D., '85, and 
J. Warren Angle, '89. The latter was one of the ushers at the wedding. 


On ihe evening of January 23 our number was increased by the initiation 
of Ernest Gardner Edwards, '94, and Zeno William Edwards, '9$. For the 
present they are living with their parents at 321 Porter street, Easton,;?^ 
Brother Edwards, '94, is a graduate of Bloomfield Academy, New Bloom- 
field, Pa., and is taking: the general scientific course. Brother Edwards, '95, 
prepared at Franklin and Marshall Academy, and is a student in the clasBi- 
cal course. 

On January 28th, the senior class day election was held. Brother Howard 
was elected presentation orator and A. A. Tyler mantle orator. Brother 
Howard has been elected president of the chapter for the present term. 

The work of organizing our chapter alumni association is making good 
progress, and we hope to have it in working order by the close of the 
college year. 

Brother Yamada, '91, is with us again, having obtained a place as 
draughtsman in the bridge worlcs of Lippot & Wood in Phillipsburgh, N. J. 


With the beginning of the term Lehigh starts in on a new order of things, 
for, as was announced in our last letter, tuition is now charged to every 
one taking a course here who was not already entered or had applied for 
entrance before January ist. 

The fraternities which are not already occupying houses are becoming 
quite active in the matter of securing homes for themselves ; not less than 
four. Delta U. among the number, are making preparations for moving into 
suitable houses before the end of the present year. 

College reopened on the 7th of January, after three weeks* holiday. The 
general topic of conversation now is the coming performance of the musical 
organizations to be given probably next month. A minstrel show is con- 
templated. The glee and banjo clubs are also planning for a trip after 
Easter. The fortnightly ** dancing classes** or assemblies held in old Bethle- 
hem occupy the society student's attention just now. 

The editors of the '93 Epitome^ of whom are Brothers Parkhurst and McCas- 
key, are making active preparations for getting this year's issue out sooner 
than has usually been done. 

We are greatly pleased to introduce as a new member of our Fraternity, 
James Burleigh, of Moundsville, West Virginia. Brother Burleigh entered 
last fall, but has worked himself up into the sophomore class. 


We are glad to report to the Fraternity that our chapter shows every evi- 
dence of prosperity. The merry Xmas holidays have come and gone, and, 
with the exception of an occasional class ride, all are now busy preparing 
for the Semester examinations. 

The result of the foot-ball contest in the Intercollegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion was in this order : Purdue, DePauw, Butler, Wabash and Indiana 
University. We have no reason to complain of the work done by our team. 
Last year we held third place. 



Tbe DePauw souvenir made its appearance during the holidays and is 
a beautiful piece of work. It contains pictures of the college buildings, 
fiiculty, students, fraternity halls, etc. 

The junior class is busily engaged on the Mirage^ and we have every 
reason to believe that it will be a success. Brother Emerson Schuepp is 
assistant editor. Brother Frederick P. Staufier, '92, who is at present in 
Europe, will return next Semester and graduate with his class. Brother 
Albert B. Crane will also return and enter the junior class. 

We have recently adopted a very successful method of correspondence 
with our alumni, and the letters we have received from them give us every 
reason to feel proud of the brothers who have so earnestly labored for the 
chapter and Fraternity. 


The winter term has found us all hard at work. The rushing season 
over, each one has settled down to the steady grind of the year. The fall 
term was a most profitable one for us. Our freshman delegation numbers 
seven, among them the class treasurer. Our latest initiates, brought out 
December 10, are Messrs. Neville Staughton, Winona, Minn.; James Wood* 
ward George, Minneapolis, Minn., and MacLaughlin White, Minneapolis, 
Biinn., all of '95. Brother Staughton is leader of the new University cadet 
band, of which Brothers Powell, '93, and George, '95, are also members. 

Brother F. W. Leavitt, '93, returned from his railroad work in North 
Dakota about November 15, but did not remain long with us on account of 
ill health. He is now at his home in St. Paul. 

Grip has laid hold on several of the boys, and our row at chapel has been 
almost vacant for some time, but all are now back and hard at work. Our 
professional men put in their spare time in up-town offices; five of the boys 
teach m the city evening schools ; Brother Powell is stenographer to the 
professor of geology, Christopher W. Hall, Middlebtay^ *ji, and reports for 
the Minneapolis youmai. 

During the winter months the chapter holds literary and social meetings 
on the second Saturday of each month at the chapter house. Other than 
this not much is going on in a social way. 

Brother Goodkind brought back an enthusiastic report of the Harvard 
convention, bringing us kindly greeting from Brothers Penfield, ColumHa, 
'90, Norton, Harvard, 92, and others who had visited us during the past 
year. We send our heartiest greetings to the Tech chapter and yield the 
cradle with the best possible grace to so promising a youngster. We will 
try not to let him outstrip us, even though he is born in Boston, the home 
of prococity. 

A recent addition to the fraternity element in the University of Minnesota 
is Phi Delta Theta, whose charter has never been withdrawn, but whose 
membership sinice the " lifting " of the local chapter by D. K. E., has been 
limited to one professor and a student of the law department. On January 
9 the chapter brought out seven new men from the senior and sophomore 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennial 
Catalogue, published in 1891, and with this object in view. Alumni and 
friends of the Fraternity are earnestly requested to send items of interest, 
changes of address, etc., concerning members of the Fraternity, to the 
editor, Robert James Eidlitz, 204 East 72d street, New York, N. Y. 


*36. The Rev. Edmund Wright, for many years agent of the American 
Bible Society, in St. Louis, Mo., is now in Sidney, Nebaska. 

'44. Theron H. Hawkes, D. D., continues his teaching in Springfield, 
Mass. He resides at 626 Washington street. 

'46. Eri Bogardus sends his subscription to the Quarterly from Deer 
Creek, III., where he has lived a good many years. 

'49. Nathan S. King, A. M., M. D., is living at 359 Riverdale avenue, 
Vonkers, N. Y. 

*49.* The Hon. Milton B. Whitney is a member of the firm of Whitney and 
Bingham, attorneys and counselors-at-law, Westfield, Mass. 

'52. Professor Lewellyn Pratt, of Hosmer Hall Seminary, Hartford, Conn., 
has been secured by Trinity College to give an elective course iu elocution 
for the juniors and seniors. 

'55. Alpha D. Griswold, who died at St. Lukc*s Hospital, in this city, on 
Saturday, was a prominent resident of Southport, Chemung County, N. Y. 
He entered Williams College in 185 1 and retired because of ill health. He 
then engaged in farming. — N. Y, Herald^ January 12^ i8g2, 

'63. The Hon. Charles Warren Stone, of Warren, Pa., Lieut. -Governor of 
Pennsylvania during i879-'83, and Secretary of State i886-'9i, is now a 
member of Congress. 

'65. John Edwin Bradley, Ph. D., principal of the Albany, N. Y., High 
School '68-'86, has been superintendent of schools in Minneapolis, Minn., 
since 1886. He resides at 1910 Second avenue, S. 

'84. The Hon. John H. Burke, of the firm of Burke and Person, attomeys- 
at-law, Ballston Spa, N. Y., writes : ** Your Delta Upsilon Law Directory is 
a good thing. I was at a loss how to get some important law business 
transacted in Cleveland, O.. when I bethought myself of the directory and 
communicated with Brother Horr, of Boynton, Hale and Hon*. He attended 
to the matter, and with great satisfaction to me." 

'86. Orlando C. Bidwell, Esq., is meeting with much success in the prac- 
tice of law in Great Barrington, Mass. 

'91. Frank L. Luce has entered the Theological Seminary in Andover, 

'91. Pay son S. Wild is at his home in Manchester, Vt. 


in the delightfully satisfactory score of four to four, and in the tonnation 
many pleasant acquaintances. J. W. Thomas, '95, who is pledged for 
t May initiation, won the Tech. championship of light-weight wrestling 
the last meeting of the M. I. T. Athletic Club. Brother Shepherd is doing 
oodwork as goal-tender on the 'Varsity polo team. 

Brother Hutchinson, '92, leads the senior class in the number of '^honors" 
lufhest mark in scholarship) received; and Brother P. H. Thomas, '93, 
ends the junior class. Brother Derr, '92, was elected class orator, receir- 
i^fflore votes than any other man on the ticket; the Australian ballot sys- 
an was u^ed. 


This string upon my harp was best beloved ; 

I thought I knew its secrets through and through, 

Till an old man, whose young eyes lightened blue 
'Neath his white hair, bent over me and moved 

His fingers up and down, and broke the wire 
To such a laddered music, rung on rung, 
As from the prophet's pillow skyward sprung 

Crowded with wide-flung wings and feet of fire. 

O vibrant heart ! so metely tuned and strung, 
That any untaught hand can draw from thee 

One clear gold note that makes the tired years young — 
What of the time when Love has whispered me 
Where sleep thy nodes, and my hand pausefully 

Gives to the dim harmonics voice and tongue ? 

William Vaughn Moody, 

Harvard, '93. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennial 
Catalogue, published in 1891, and with this object in view. Alumni and 
firiends of the Fraternity are earnestly requested to send items of interest, 
changes of address, etc., concerning members of the Fraternity, to the 
editor, Robert James Eidlitz, 204 East 72d street, New York, N. Y. 


*36. The Rev. Edmund Wright, for many years agent of the American 
Bible Society, in St. Louis, Mo., is now in Sidney, Nebaska. 

'44. Theron H. Hawkes, D. D., continues his teaching in Springfield, 
Mass. He resides at 626 Washington street. 

'46. Eri Bogardus sends his subscription to the Quarterly from Deer 
Creek, 111., where he has lived a good many years. 

'49. Nathan S. King, A. M., M. D., is living at 359 Riverdale avenue, 
Yonkers, N. Y. 

*49.' The Hon. Milton B. Whitney is a member of the firm of Whitney and 
Bingham, attorneys and counselors-at-law, Westfield, Mass. 

*52. Professor Lewellyn Pratt, of Hosmer Hall Seminary, Hartford, Conn., 
has been secured by Trinity College to give an elective course in elocution 
for the juniors and seniors. 

'55. Alpha D. Griswold, who died at St. Lukc^s Hospital, in this city, on 
Saturday, was a prominent resident of Southport, Chemung County, N. Y. 
He entered Williams College in 185 1 and retired because of ill health. He 
then engaged in farming. — N, Y, Herald^ January 12, i8g2, 

'63. The Hon. Charles Warren Stone, of Warren, Pa., Lieut.-Governor of 
Pennsylvania during i879-'83, and Secretary of State i886-'9i, is now a 
member of Congress. 

'65. John Edwin Bradley, Ph. D., principal of the Albany, N. Y., High 
School '68-'86, has been superintendent of schools in Minneapolis, Minn., 
since 1886. He resides at 1910 Second avenue, S. 

'84. The Hon. John H. Burke, of the firm of Burke and Person, attorneys- 
at-law, Ballston Spa, N. Y., writes : " Your Delta Upsilon Law Directory is 
a good thing. I was at a loss how to get some important law business 
transacted in Cleveland, O., when I bethought myself of the directory and 
communicated with Brother Horr, of Boynton, Hale and Horr. He attended 
to the matter, and with greai satisfaction to me." 

*86. Orlando C. Bidwell, Esq., is meeting with much success in the prac- 
tice of law in Great Barrington, Mass. 

'91. Frank L. Luce has entered the Theological Seminary in Andover, 

'91. Payson S. Wild is at his home in Manchester, Yt. 



46. Arie Banta, Esq., has been practicing taw in Fox I^ke, Wis., for 
er forty years. 

51. ITie Rev. Charles S. Vedder, D.D., of Charleston, S. C, wrote upon 
|uest, an ode entitled '* The Netherlands,'* for the last annual banquet of 
i Holland Society of New York. The ode was printed upon the national 
>Uand paper, and a copy placed at the plate of each of the four hundred 
d fifty persons who attended the banquet. 

'56. George W. Hough, A. M., LL. D., is Professor of Astronomy in the 
>rthwestem University, and Director of the Dearborn Observatory, Evans- 
1, 111. 

'58. Thomas A. Sanson is pastor of the Presbyterian Church, in Oxbow, 
Y. He writes that he has been thirty-one years in the Presbyterian 
nistry and is •* not old yet.'* 

'79. Edward Payson White, Esq., of Amsterdam, N. Y., has his law office 
45 East Main street and resides at 24 Pearl street. 

85. On the 2ist of January,* 1891, Mr. W. Harlow Munsell, of Buftalo, was 
irried to a young and accomplished lady of that place. They came to 
uit Valley to visit his aunt — Mrs. D. R. Greene. During the two weeks 
:nt there the bride won the love and admiration of alt the relatives and 
ends by her attractive manners, and sweet amiable disposition. All were 
»king forward tor many happy reunions in the future. But alas ! death 
ervened and saddened the hearts of all. Word has been received that on 
2i9t of the present month the beloved bride passed away, leaving a 
art-broken husband and a little girl one week old. The remains were 
Len to Schenectady to be interred in the family plot of the Rev. J. H. Muii - 
11 of that place. She is gone, but not forgotten. — Oswego, N, K., Timi-i, 
w. 23^ i8g2. 


*49. George W. Newcomb, Esq., attorney at law and loan agent, has his 
Bee at 771 West Madison street, Chicago, 111. 

'50. The Hon. Ira W. Allen, president of the famous Allen Academy, 
licago. III., has three sons in the Fraternity, all members of the Wiliianu 
lapter. He writes: •* The Quarterly is indeed a gem. It has improved 
:ry much in these last years. In material and typographical execution it 
«ms to me to lead all such publications. It has a very sensible and sub- 
antial appearance and comes each quarter laden with interesting articles, 
tters and items, more interesting probably to the Alumni of the various 
tapters than to the undergraduates. The various illustrations — portraits, 
its of Chapter Houses, are also a great attraction. I should feel lost with- 
it its regular visits; for in this busy world and this hurrying American life, 
ic alumni would soon lose track of each other were they to depend on letter 
riling. But here comes The Quarterly with its busy editors and corres- 
indents, and gives us hundreds of news items at each call, and all for one 
>l]ar a year 1 I don't sec how so much can be given for so little money ! 


However, its visits are none the less interesting; and valuable, because they 
are so inexpensive. I hope the circulation of The Quarterly will greatly 
increase, for it is a great power for good.** 

*53. The Rev. Edward P. Powell suggests a reasonable remedy for the 
alarming shrinkage now going on in the rural population of the older States 
of the Union: *'\Vhat change is needed? We can see more clearly when 
we ask what does a farm-boy need to know— not only to make farm Ufo 
bright and the land interesting, but to enable him to make a sure living. 
This is not hard to answer. He needs (i) to know the soil itself. Tha.1 
involves geology and agricultural chemistry. (2) He needs to know plan^ 
life, its forms, history, growth and culture. That in biology is botany ancS. 
comprehensive horticulture. (3) He needs to know animal life. That in — 
volves biology as zoology, entomology and the elements of animal physiol — 
ogy. (4) He needs to know his own physical and mental and moral relatioi^^ 
to animals and plants; and that involves human physiology and ethics.*' 

Mr. Powell's **Our Heredity from God*' has been translated into Germai^^ 
by Barthold Schlesinger, of Brookline, Mass., and is to be published in 

*57. The Baker and Taylor Company, of New York, announce the imme- 
diate publication of a book entitled " The Divine Enterprise of Missions," 
by the kev. Dr. Arthur T. Pierson, now supplying Mr. Spurgeon*s taber 
nacle pulpit in London. It is described as a study of the philosophy of the 
history ot missions. 

61. The Hon. Alfred L. Childs, formerly a clerk in the Auburn prison, has 
given an interesting lecture on life in that institution, before the People's 
Ethical Society of Rochester. He stated that ** there are about seventy.five 
murderers behind the walls of the prison, and, strange to say, nearly all are 
exemplary convicts. Men sentenced for manslaughter, usually committed 
the act under strong provocation or in the heat of violent passion, and in 
the quiet of a prison repent their crime and endeavor to conduct themselves 
in an orderly maimer. Vou will see a man of education and refinement sit- 
ting beside a criminal who was reared in the gutters of some great city. I 
have often seen James D. Fish, one of the wreckers of the Marine Bank U\ 
New York, at the mess table touching elbows with a sneak thief, yet using 
his knife and fork as daintily as though at Delmonico's. Many men, like 
Fish, preserve that air of refinement that marks the gentleman through 
years of imprisonment, and take up their daily life upon release as if they 
had only been absent from home for a day.*' 

'62. J. Newton Beach, of Teftt, Weller and Co., New York, N. Y., is presi- 
dent of the company publishing the Dry Goods Chronicle of that city. .Mr. 
Beach resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

65. Ihe Rev. William H. Bates, of Clyde, N. Y., has been elected Presi- 
dent of the Presbyterian Club of Central New Y'ork. 

'72. Albert L. Blair is on the stafl of the Boston, Mass., Morning yourtuU. 

'75. William J. Woods is now in Chicago, 111. Address 184 East Wash - 
inj;ton street. 

Herbert M. Hill, professor of chemistry and toxicology, in the 


o Medical College, is also professor of general and analytical chea* 
in the Buffalo College of Pharmacy. Professor HilPs business address 
> Main street, and his residence is at 127 Fourteenth street, Buffalo, 


^ The Rev. B. Fay Mills has been engaged recently in ev?ngelical 

k in Utica, N. Y. Great success attended his efforts, as over 1,200 con- 

lions are reported. In a sermon on agonizing prayer, he says : " I 

lid not want to have it on my heart or conscience that I had aided in 

.iging children int<» God's kingdom only to be starved or frozen to death 

the side of a frigid mother.*' 

80. Judge George W. VVillis, formerly of Kingman, Kans., is a member 
the firm of Willis and Elliott, attorneys at law, Del Norte, Colorado. The 
nn make a specialty of mining law. 

'87. Frank H. Robson, of Blairstown, N. J., will return in the fall to 

izabeth, N. J., where he will have a half interest in the famous Pingry 

Ir^ool. He writes : "The Quarterly continues to improve. You deserve 

t^ thanks of us all for your splendid work. The Quarterly is full of life 

rk^i meat." 

*88. Carl \V. Scovel is a student in the Auburn, N. Y., Theological 


'''48. Professor Hiram A. Pratt, A.M., is proprietor of Pratt's Classical and 
Elrsglish School, Shelburne Falls, Mass. He has several Delta U.'s in his 
r^crulty this year. 

'51. Miron J. Hazelline, of Campton Village, N. H., whose "Rah Rah** 
im created so much enthusiasm ;4t the recent convention in Boston has 
;n busily engaged lately in the role of final reviewer, cntic and proof 
^ader of the new treatise on ** Physics " by Dr. Quackenbos, of Columbia 
V>llege. Every page of the book went through Brother Hazeltine's hands. 
'58. The address of Dr. James Collins is 704 Franklin street, Philadelphia, 
'73- Professor Frank H. Loud has been appointed by the United States 
overnment to write an extended report upon the wind currents of Col- 
orado. He has already made a careful study of the subject, and will devote 
IX months to the preparation of this monograph. 
'91. William B. Pyle is now in Wilmington, Del. 


•57. Tne Hon. William J. Corthell is principal of the Maine State Normal 
S^School, Gorham, Me. 

'58. Jonathan C. Fales has been Professor of Natural Sciences in Centre 
<^ollege, Danville, Ky., for over twenty years. He writes that he is "O. K., 
TTiank God ! " 

'62. The Rev. William C. Barrows, formerly of Rockland, Me., has ac- 
«=epted a call to the Baptist Church of Woburn, Mass. He began his labors 
ILhere January i, 1892. 


'62. The Rev. Adoniram J. Rich 13 pastor of the First Unitarian Church 
of Milford, N. H. 

'65. The Rev. William T. Chase, formerly pastor of Ruggles St. Church, 
Boston, Mass., has recently accepted a call from a Baptist Church in Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

'82. John C. Ryder has recently been elected President of the New Eng. 
land Delta Upsilon Club. He is teaching in the Roxbury, ftfess., High 
School, and resides at 102 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Boston, Mass. 

'88. Addison B. Lorimer is a missionary in Burmah. 

'88. The Rev. John F. Tilton has been ordnined pastor of the First Bap. 
tist Church of Belfast, Me. 

'90. William L. Soule is in Portland, Me. Address 235)^ Middle Street. 

'91. Leiand P. Sturtevant is principal of the High School at Sullivan, 


'62. At the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America held at 
Columbus, Ohio, December 29.31, 1891, Grove K. Gilbert, U. S. Entomol- 
ogist held the chair. The secretary of the society is H. Leroy Fairchild, 
Cormil^ '74. Papers were read by Professor Christopher W. Hall, MiddU- 
bury^ '71, and William H. Sherzer, Michigan^ '89. 

'63, '78. At the annual dinner of the University alumni held in Rochester, 
N. Y., on February 11, the Hon. Joseph O'Connor was elected president 
for the ensuing year and David Hays, '78, was elected a member of the ex- 
ecutive committee. 

'79. The address of the Rev. Clark M. Brink is 33^ Humboldt, street, 
Newark, N. J. He writes ; "Let me congratulate you and the Fraternity on 
the very high character of the Quarterly you are giving us.** 

'80. George W. Pye is a school principal in iPalmyra, N. Y. He says: 
"The Quarterly grows better every year." 

'83. William S. Lemen is instructor in the department of biology, geology 
and physics of the Indianapolis, Ind. High School. He writes: " lam very 
much pleased with the Quarterly and although I do not see other frater- 
nity publications it is my opinion they will have to 'hustle' to get ahead of 
the one which you so well manage. May its prosperity continue. I have a 
pleasant place herein Indianopolis and am enjoying my work very much." 

'86. Edward T. Parsons continues as a traveling salesman with the Sher- 
win-Williams Co., 241 Jackson street, Chicago, III. His home is in Kinde, 
Huron Co., Mich. 

'89. Burton S. Fox may be addressed at Wheaton, III. 

'90. Edwin R. Beall was married to Miss Emma Kay at the residence of 
the bride's parents, 69 Rowe street, Rochester, N. Y., on November 26, 1891. 
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. N. Round, brother-m-law 
of the bride. The ushers were Albert Ergott, Rochester^ '93 and J. Augus- 
tine Clark, Rochester y '94. The happy couple have made their home in 
Covington, Ky. 

'90. John S. Briggs is with his father's company, "The Lawyers* Co-opera — 


'84. Frank H. Andrews is a member of the firm of Cornell and Andrews, 
g^oJd and silver refiners, 15 Calender street. Providence, R.I. He resides 
at 104 Carpenter street. 

'84. George C. Gow, professor of music theory in the Smith College, 
School of Music, resides at 79 Elm street, Northampton, Mass. 

^84. The Somerville, Mass., Journal^ of September 5th, contained the por- 
nu'tand biographical sketch of Piotessor George M. Wadsworlh, the newly 
elected principal of the Charles G. Pope Grammar School of that place : 
'After leaving college he was principal tor two years *^f the Renfrew School 
it Adam^. where he had 400 pupils under his charge. He was next elected 
nindpal of the Washington School at Quincy, and was afterwards trans- 
erred to the Willard, a larger school, with 700 pupils. It was while he was 
nincipal of this school that the building was burned, in February, 1889. 
>ne year ago last May Mr. Wadsworth was elected district superintendent 
)f schools, his district including the towns o( Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, 
Carlisle, Lincoln and Wilmington. At the end of the first year he was re- 
sleeted, with an increase in his salary of $200. In his work he has been 
''ery succes:»tul, and in the district whrre he has served so faithfully and so 
efficiently as superintendent, his resignation, which he tendered the first ot 
the month, has caused deep regret. He will continue his duties there until 
his successor is chosen, and will probably take up his work in Somerville 
thefiret of October. During the time which he has been superintendent 
he has also been president of the Massachusetts Town and District Super- 
intendents' Association," 

"JS. Harlan P. Abbott. M.D., of 685 Broad street. Providence, R. I., has 
been appointed by the Soard of Trustees of the Rhode Island Hospital, 
physician to out patients for the year 1892. 

*90 James Q. Dealey, teacher of languages in the Vermont Academy, Sax- 
ton's River, Vt., writes: "You are sending out a fine nitigazine. I send 
best wishes for your ccmtinued success." 

'91. Charles A. Meader is teaching in the Raleigh Sch'K>l. Salem, N. Y. 

'91. Gerald B. Smith is teaching in Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. He 
writes: "The first number of Volume X of The Quarterly, is just re- 
ceived and is wonderfully interesting. I am especially pleas^'d, when I 
compare our Quarterly with the publications of other fraternities to see its 
superiority. '• 


*73- The Rev. Samuel H. Green, D. D., has entered upon the thirteenth 
y«arof his successful pastorate in Washington, D. C. He has received into 
the Calvary Baptist Church in twelve years 1,212 members. 

*73« The Rev. Alvin S. Hobart, D. D . recently delivered an address be- 
foPB the New York Pastors* Conference on the topic "The Christian Con- 
sciousness and the New Testament-canon.*' 

'78. Tne Scranton papers complimented very highly the Rev. Warren G. 
Cartridge on his toast: "Our Pilgrim Fathers," given at the annual recep- 
tion and dinner of the New England Society of Lackawanna county. Pa. 


His offices are in the Frt^sno National Bank Building^, and his residence af 
528 »«S" street. 

'81. Professor Edward B. Voorhees, ot Rutgers College, is delivering 
weekly lectures on agriculture in Freehold, N. J., in the University Ex. 
tension course of the college. 

'84. Charles E. Pattison, electrical engineer, is with the Edison Electric 
Illuminating Co., 3 Head place, Boston, Mass. 

*88. Cornelius E. Wyckoflt is a clergyman of the Reformed Church. He 
resides in Castleton, N. Y. 

'90. Ralph S. Voorhees, electrician, is one of the partners of the Storage 
Battery Supply Co., whose office is at 120 Broadway and works at 158 West 
57th street, New York, N. Y. lie resides at 57 West 67th street. 

*9i. Charles S. Johnson, who is teaching in the Collegiate School 242 

West 74th street* New York, N. Y., resides at 214 Hale street. New Bruns- 

^vick N T 


*72. William V. Kellen, Esq., has been elected secretary of the Univer. 
sity Club, which has just been organized in Boston, Mass. The club starts 
with a membership of 424, of whom 257 are Harvard alumni, 43 Yale, 26 
Amherst, 25 Brown, 21 Dartmouth, 16 Williams, 6 Bowdoin, 5 Tufts and 5 

'75. The Rev. Charles A. Reese is now pastor of the Central Baptist 
Church, Minneapolis, Minn. 

'75. Winslow Upton, A. M., Professor of Astronomy in Brown University, 
resides at 391 Olney Street, Providence. R. 1. 

'76. Judson W. Hastings, M. D., who is practicing his profession in Aga- 
waro, Mass., resides in Feeding Hills. 

'79. Judson I Wood is Principal and Superintendent of Schools, llion, 
N. Y. 

'81. John A. Taylor, wiih the National Bank of the Republic, 5 Milk 
Street, Boston, Mass., resides at 41 Myrtle Street, Maiden, Mass. 

*82. Plainfield, N.J,, February i — A sensation was caused among the 
congregation of the Park Avenue Baptist Church at Plainfield, N. J,, by the 
resignation of the Rev. Asa Reed Dilts from the pastorate. Three weeks 
ago a serious dispute arose through a sermon of Pastor Dilts* over the 
church debt. Mr. Dilts said that a portion of this debt had been avoided 
by what he termed sharp practice. This, he said, was unchristian, and 
had interfered materially with the prosperity of the Church. Mr. Dilts 
earnestly urged his people to right the wrong. The leaders of the congre- 
gation took sides against the pastor, and were outspoken against the cler- 
gyman's proposition to settle a claim which they could not legally be com- 
pelled to pay. In consequence of this stand taken by his people, Mr. Dilts 
announced that he could not longer conscientiously occupy the church pul- 
pit. His letter of resignation, which he read at the conclusion of his even- 
ing sermon, fell like a thunder clap on the ears of his congregation, and 
most of them were afiected to tears. A division is probable over his re- 
signation, which will take effect on April i . 


pure slock. He thinks they can be a good deal developed by breeding to 
Holstein or short-horn cattle, which are very good for beef. Mr. Duryea is 
a member of the Robbins Island Club, the twenty- five members of which 
own the island and have made of it a game preserve. The island is several 
hundred acres in area, larger than Prospect Park, Brooklyn, and is well 
stocked with game. With Mr. William Ziegler, of Brooklyn. Mr. Duryea is 
also associated in bringing caribou Irom Lapland tor preservation and 
propagation in Maine. 

'67. James F. Rhodes, Esq., formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, is now in Cam- 
bridge. Mass., where he is engaged in writing. He resides on Reser\'oir 

'69. Montgomery Schuyler, writing in the September Harper* s Maganne 
CD "Glimpses of Western Architecture." pays high tribute to the genius of 
John Wellborn Root, New York^ '69. He refers to the death of Mr. Root as 
"untimely and deplorable " The October, '90, issue of Scribner* s Magasine 
contained a profusely illustrated article on "Western Architecture," by 
Brother Root. 

70-'7i-'8i. The Rev. John Reid, D. D., 70, of Yonkers, N. Y. ; the Rev 
Theodore F, Burnham, '71, of Millerton,N. Y., and Cephas Brainerd, Jr., '81, 
of New York, N. Y., are members of a committee appointed to prepare a 
new catalogue (»f the alumni'of the University. 

'70. The Rev. Dr John Reid's latest work, »»GreHt Thoughts of the Bible, " 
was published a tew months since by W. B. Ketchum, of New York city. 

'71. Professor A. S. Isaacs, Ph. D., of New York city, is chairman of the 
Baron Hirsch Relief Fund Committee. 

'72. John G. Van Home, the well-known civil engineer, whose offices 
are at 15 Courtlandt street. New York, resides at 437 Communipaw avenue, 
Jersey City, N. J. 

'73- A novel, ^'Joshua Wray" by Hans Stevenson Beattie, Esq., will soon 
be published. 

'73- VVilliam M. Hofi, Jr., is in the U. S. Custom House service in the Port 
of New York. He resides at 129 Perry street, New York, N. Y. 

'78. *' It may be that Mrs. E. S. West, lately principal of Rutger's Female 
College, was simply lax in her methods of conducting the tinancial affairs of 
^e institution, but the facts in the case are decidedly against such a charit- 
able assumption. • • • On October 20, at a meeting of the trustees of 
Rutgers Female College, Mrs. West was informed that her services would 
be no longer required and that she would be given two weeks in which to 
remove her belongings from the college buildings. Nos. 54 and 56 West 
55^ street. Mrs. West was dismissed because she had appropriated to her 
own use certain funds of the college. Just how much money she took is 
notkno¥rn, but the fact has developed that she purloined enough to seriously 
Clippie the college, * • • The credit of rescuing the college from the 
ruinous control of Mrs. West belongs to Dr. A. W. Ferris, grandson of 
Chancellor Ferris, who was elected treasurer of the institution last January, 
^tthat time the financial status of the college was anything but satisfactory, 
*n<i Dr. Ferris set himself to work to straighten out matters. In the course 


*79. Professor Albert P. Brigham recently delivered a lecture before the 
American Geographical Society in Chickering Hall, New York, N. Y. Hb 
subject was **Rivtrs and the Evolution of Geographical Forms." He also 
gave a series of lectures on geology at the Vermont Academy recently. 

*8o. Welland Hendrick's "Hi>tory of the State of New York" recently pub- 
lished, is meeting with success. 

'80. George A. Williams, A.M., Ph.D., is principal of the famous Vermont 
Academy in Saxton's River, Vt. Brother Williams writes : **The Quartee- 
LY improves with every issue.'* He has with him this year James Q. 
Dealey, Brown, '90, who has charge of the departments of Latin, German 
and Greek. Both are enthusiastic friends of the Quarterly. 

■81. At the annual dinner ot the New York Alumni Association of Colgate 
held at Clark's, New York, N. Y., recently, the Rev. Donald D. MacLaurin 

'82. Sidney Clarke is engaged in the banking business in Grant! Forks, 
N. Dakota. 

*83. The Rev. Albert B. Coats is preaching in Beverly, Mass. Residence, 
41 Federal street. 

'84. The Fifth Baptist Church of Milwaukee, Wis., is having a marked 
growth under the care of the Rev. Theodore B. Caldwell. A large number 
have recently been received into the membership of the church. 

'84. Albert J. Truesdell is editor and proprietor of the Owatonna, Minn., 

*86, Frederick D. H. Cobb, by reason of the death of his father, Mr. A. 
H. Cobb, who had established a large manufacturing interest in Fairport, 
N. Y., has moved his law offices from Rochester to Fairport that he may 
better attend to the administration of the estate. 

'87. A letter has been received from the Rev. Oscar R. McKay, who re- 
cently sailed as a foreign missionary, announcing his safe arrival atOngole, 
India. He writes that he was "given a royal welcome by the native 

*88. George W. Douglas is now on the staft of the Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Daily Eagle. He has charge of the court and legal news. 

'89. Dr. Francis O. Broady has settled in Chicago, HI., where he has 
already a fine practice. At the National Convention of Physicians held in 
New York, N. Y., Dr. Broady presented a scholarly paper on *' Medical 
Practice Without Alcohol." 

*9i. William M. Bennett is teaching in the Roger Williams University, 
Nashville, Tenn. 


'66. Samuel B. Duryea, Esq., of 46 Remsen street, Brooklyn, N. Y., has 
had a young buflajo bull brought from the West for breeding purposes. 
The buffalo was shipped from Trinidad, a post village on the Purgatory 
River, near the Raton Mountains, in Colorado, and is now at Mr. Duryea's 
big stock farm at Midmont, on the Ocean Parkway, Flatbush. Mr. Duryea 
intends to have a number of buffaloes sent East, and hopes to preserve the 


'82. Felix Rackemann is prospering in the practice of the law. He is a 
member of the firm of Batch and Rackemann, attorneys and counselors at 
law, 23 Court street, Boston, Mass. 

'86. Frank W. Shepard died in Palatka, Fla., on February 25, 1892, after 
a week of intense suf!ering and pain. Death resulted from an accident 
which befell him while engag^ed on a government dredging boat. He was 
born in Medina, O., June 7, 1862. In 1882 he entered the preparatory de- 
partment of Oberlin College, and in the fall went to Cornell, where he was 
^duated with high honors in 1886, standing third in his class. From 1887 
to 1890 he was on the Pacific coast, engaged in railroad engineering. Re- 
turning in the spring of i8go, he accepted a place with the P. A. & W., then 
building through Medina Co., O. In the fall he accepted a place with the 
U. S. Survey Corps, and in the winter he assisted in the restoration of old 
Fort Marion near St. Augustine, Fla., and also in the building of a sea wall 
near that town. He was married tr Charlotte J., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Riverius Marsh ot New Brunswick. N. J.. October 14, 1891. The funeral 
was held on the 24th at his parents>' home in Medina. 

'87. Fred Hebard is teaching in the Brooklyn, N. Y., Polytechnic Col- 
legiate Institute. 

'88. George J. Tansey, Esq.. is a member of the firm of Laughlin and 
Tansey, attorneys and counselors at law, 412 and 413 Commercial Building, 
St. Louis, Mo. He resides at 15 16 Washington avenue. 

'89. Eads Bates is now in White Water, New Mexico, where he is a 
chemist lor the Silver City and Northern Railroad. 

*90. Ernest F. Eidlitz is managing clerk for Wilson and Wallis, attorneys 
and counselors at law, 48 Wall street. New York, N. Y. 


'67. Seymour J. Hathaway delivered an address before the last Ohio State 
^-^nference of Charities and Corrections, on the subject, ** Legislation for 
^Hildren*s Homes." 

*76. Richard G. Lewis is President of the Union Shoe Co. of Chillicothe, 
^Hio, where he resides. A new firm. The Chillicothe Manufacturing Co., 
*^^s recently been organized, of which he is also President. He writes, **I 
^'"^ays read the Quarterly with pleasure. Success to it.*' 

'78. The Rev. Edwin K. Mitchell delivered the address at the dedication 

^^^ Andrews Hall— the new Academy of Marietta College — on the 

^V^bject. ** The End and Aim of Education.** The Hartford Courant says: 

^T. Mitchell has accepted the chair of Graeco-Roman and Eastern Church 

istory in the Hartford. Conn., Theological Seminary. 

*8o. Alva J. Agee is gaining popularity as a lecturer at Farmers* Insti- 

^Vites throughout the State of Ohio. 

*8i. Charles G. Slack, Esq., is assaying at Seattle, Wash. 
*84. Minor Morris, M. D., is resident physician in the National Military 
[ome of Ohio. 

'85. Charles L. Mills, will graduate in April from the Chicago Theological 
sminary. He hopes to enter the foreign service. 


'87. Frederick E. Comer is with Commons, Bassett & Co., 44 Chamber of 
Commerce, Minneapolis, Minn. He resides at 1,315 Second avenue, S. 

'88. William B. Addy was called to his home in Marietta, December 21, 
1891, by the death ot his father, the Rev. William Addy, D.D., a trustee of 
the college. 

'90. Charles A. Ward is the city editor of the Inland Ocean, a new paper 
in West Superior, Wis. He writes : *' Yours of late date at hand, and also 
Quarterly. It is fine, and I feel a g^ood deal of pride in reading over Delta 
U.*s more recent victories.'* 

'91. Arthur G. Beach has accepted the instructorship in languages in the 
Putnam Academy, Zanesville, O. 

*9I. James S. Devol is engaged in farming near Marietta, Ohio. He 
writes that he is ** going to start a dairy, April 1st." 


*77. Richard £. Day continues his editorial connection with the Syracuse, 
N. Y., Standard, He resides in the Florence in that city. 

'78. On Tuesday evening, December 22, 1891, the Rev. Charles F. Sit- 
terly, former pastor of the Methodist Church at Madison, N. J., and Miss 
Julia Buttz, daughter of the Rev. Henry A. Buttz, D. D., President of Drew 
Seminary, Madison, were united in marriage at the residence of Dr. Buttz, 
in the Seminary grounds. Many prominent persons from Madison and 
elsewhere, friends of the family, were present. The marriage was to have 
occurred during last August, but was indefinitely postponed on account of 
the serious illness of Mrs. Buttz, who has but recently recovered from an 
attack of typhoid fever. Since that time Mr. Sitterly has traveled exten- 
sively abroad. He has taken his bride for an extended wedding tour. 

'85. " I am very much pleased wi'.h your fidelity to the Quarterly. The 
Quarterly has been a grand success, but a publication of any kind will not 
run itself. You have stood by it through thick and thin."— Henry H. Mur- 
dock, Valley Falls, N. Y. 

*90. Mark A. Haley is employed as a modeler by the Onondaga Pottery 
Co., West Fayette Street, Syracuse N. Y. He resides at 933 Mulbery Street. 

*90. ** The Quarterly is better than ever, and affords me much interesting 
reading as it is about the only source 1 have of finding out anything about 
the boys of Delta U. Long live the editor of the best fraternity periodical 
published."— Rev. Jay W. Somerville, Hutchinson, Kans. 

'92. Williston W. Bissell is with the Genesee Optical Company, Bank of 
Monroe Building, 21 Exchange Street, Rochester, N. Y. 


'78. David N. DeTar is practicing law in Boone, Iowa. 

'82. Clarence H. Childs is meeting with success practicing law in Min- 
neapolis. His offices are at 442 Boston Block, and he resides at 1715 Nicol- 
let Avenue. 

'83. Howard Ayers, scientist, is Director of the Lake Laboratory, Mil- 
waukee, Wis., address 314 Oakland Avenue. 


*82. Felix Rackemann is prospering in the practice of the law. He is a 
member of the firm of Balch and Rackemann, attorneys and counselors at 
law, 23 Court street, Boston, Mass. 

'86. Frank W. Shepard died in Palatka, Fla., on February 25, 1892, after 
SL week of intense suffering and pain. Death resulted from an accident 
-vrhich befell him while engaged on a government dredging boat. He was 
"born in Medina, O., June 7, 1862. In 1882 he entered the preparatory de- 
partment of Oberlin College, and in the fall went to Cornell, where he was 
graduated with high honors in 1886, standing third in his class. From 1887 
to 1890 he was on the Pacific coast, engaged in railroad engineering. Re- 
turning in the spring of i8go, he accepted a place with the P. A. & W., then 
building through Medina Co., O. In the fall he accepted a place with the 
U. S. Survey Corps, and in the winter he assisted in the restoration of old 
Fort Marion near St. Augustine, Fla., and also in the building of a sea wall 
near that town. He was married ic Charlotte J., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Riverius Marsh ot New Brunswick. N. J.. October 14, 1891. The funeral 
was held on the 24th at his parentb' home in Medina. 

'87. Fred Hebard is teaching in the Brooklyn, N. Y., Polytechnic Col- 
legiate Institute. 

*88. George J. Tansey, Esq.. is a member of the firm of Laughlin and 
Tansey, attorneys and counselors at law, 412 and 413 Commercial Building, 
St. Louis, Mo. He resides at 15 16 Washington avenue. 

'89. Eads Bates is now in White Water, New Mexico, where he is a 
chemist lor the Silver City and Northern Railroad. 

'90. Ernest F. Eidlitz is managing clerk for Wilson and Wallis, attorneys 
and counselors at law, 48 Wall street, New York, N. Y. 


'67. Seymour J. Hathaway delivered an address before the last Ohio State 
Conference of Charities and Corrections, on the subject, »* Legislation for 
Children's Homes." 

'76. Richard G. Lewis is President of the Union Shoe Co. of Chillicothe, 
Ohio, where he resides. A new firm. The Chillicothe Manufacturing Co., 
has recently been organized, of which he is also President, He writes, "I 
always read the Quarterly with pleasure. Success to it." 

'78. The Rev. Edwin K. Mitchell delivered the address at the dedication 
of Andrews Hall— the new Academy of Marietta College — on the 
subject. ** The End and Aim of Education.'* The Hartford Coitrami says : 
Mr. Mitchell has accepted the chair of Graeco-Roman and Eastern Church 
History in the Hartford. Conn., Theological Seminary. 

'80. Alva J. Agee is gaining popularity as a lecturer at Farmers* Insti- 
tutes throughout the State of Ohio. 

'81. Charles G. Slack, Esq., is assaying at Seattle, Wash. 

'84. Minor Morris, M. D., is resident physician in the National Military 
Home of Ohio. 

'Ss. Charles L. Mills, will graduate in April from the Chicago Theological 
Seminary. He hopes to enter the foreign service. 


'87. Frederick £. Comer is with Commons, Bassett & Co., 44 Chamber ol 
Commerce, Minneapolis, Minn. He resides at 1,315 Second avenue, S. 

'88. William B. Addy was called to his home in Marietta, December 21, 
1891, by the death ot his father, the Rev. William Addy, D.D., a trustee oi 
the college. 

'90. Charles A. Ward is the city editor of the Inland Ocean, a new pa[>er 
in West Superior, Wis. He writes : *• Yours of late date at hand, and also 
Quarterly. It is fine, and 1 feel a good deal of pride in reading over Delta 
U.'s more recent victories.'* 

'91. Arthur G. Beach has accepted the instructorship in languages in the 
Putnam Academy, Zanesville, O. 

*9i. James S. Devol is engaged in farming near Marietta, Ohio. He 
writes that he is ** going to start a dairy, April 1st.'* 


*77. Richard E. Day continues his editorial connection with the Syracuse, 
N. Y., Standard, He resides in the Florence in that city. 

'78. On Tuesday evening, December 22, 1891, the Rev. Charles F. Sit- 
terly, former pastor of the Methodist Church at Madison, N. J., and Miss 
Julia Buttz, daughter of the Rev. Henry A. Buttz, D. D., President of Drew 
Seminary, Madison, were united in marriage at the residence of Dr. Buttz, 
in the Seminary (grounds. Many prominent persons from Madison and 
elsewhere, friends of the family, were present. The marriage was to have 
occurred during last August, but was indefinitely postponed on account of 
the serious illness of Mrs. Buttz, who has but recently recovered from an 
attack of typhoid fever. Since that time Mr. Sitterly has traveled exten- 
sively abroad. He has taken his bride for an extended wedding tour. 

'85. ** I am very much pleased wi«h your fidelity to the Quarterly. The 
Quarterly has been a grand success, but a publication of any kind will not 
run itself. You have stood by it through thick and thin.'*— Henry H. Mur- 
dock, Valley Falls, N. Y. 

'90. Mark A. Haley is employed as a modeler by the Onondaga Pottery 
Co., West Fayette Street, Syracuse N. Y. He resides at 933 Mulbery Street. 

'90. " The Quarterly is better than ever, and affords me much interesting 
reading as it is about the only source 1 have of finding out anything about 
the boys of Delta U. Long live the editor of the best fraternity periodical 
published.**— Rev. Jay W. Somerville, Hutchinson, Kans. 

*92. Williston W. Bissell is with the Genesee Optical Company, Bank of 
Monroe Building, 21 Exchange Street, Rochester, N. Y. 


'78. David N. DeTar is practicing law in Boone, Iowa. 

*82. Clarence H. Childs is meeting with success practit ing law in Min- 
neapolis. His offices are at 442 Boston Block, and he resides at 1715 Nicol- 
let Avenue. 

'83. Howard Ayers, scientist, is Director of the Lake Laboratory, Mil- 
waukee, Wis., address 314 Oakland Avenue. 


'83. Carman N. Smith, E^q., has his law offices at 608-9 New York Life 
Building, \finneapolis, Minn. He resides at 3,029 Park Avenue. 

'84. Eugene A. Byrnes, Esq., Principal Examiner and Chemist. U. S. 
Patent Office, Washington, D. C, resides at 1,519 Rhode Island Avenue. 

*86. Charles W. Dodge, Professor of Biology in the University of Roches- 
ter, resides at 571 West Avenue, Rochester. N. Y. 

*86. Frederick C. Hicks has accepted the chair of Political Economy and 
History in the University of Missouri. 

•87. On February 8, 1892, A. L. Benedict, M D., of Buffalo, N. Y., read a 
ten minute paper before the Literary Club of Buflalo, on **The Develop- 
ment of Trades Unions.'* It is one of a series of papers and discussions on 
the labor question. Mr. Benedict is practising medicine in Buffalo. 

'89. Philip R. Whitman is with the Metcalf Steel Works, of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

'91. James H. Harris is teaching Latin and Greek in the Saginaw, (East 
Side) Mich., High School. He resides at 717 South Warren street. 

'91. Clarence L. Meader is taking post-graduate work in the University of 

*9i. Charles W. Middlekauf! has commenced the practice of law in 
Lanark, 111. 

*9i. William D. Plant has changed his address to 1930 Clinton avenue, 
Minneapolis, Minn. He is taking a post-graduate course in the University 
of Minnesota. 

'91. Gabriel C. Tuthill is an assistant bridj^^e engineer on the Michigan 
Central R. R. His business address is care of the Bridge Engineer's office, 
M. C. R. R., Detroit, Mich. He resides at 86 Miami avenue. 

*9i. Eugene C. Warriner is taking p >sl-graduate work in the University 
of Michigan. 


'85. Frank Cook is a member of the firm of Bickel and Cook, dry goods 
merchants, of Geneseo, 111. 
'92. Hart R. Sweeney is now in Geneseo, III. 


'87. Leon S. Griswold, of the U. S. Geological Survey, is now at Harvard. 
He resides at 238 Boston street, Dorchester, Mass. 

'87. Harry Clifford Wood recently applied to the Brooklyn City Court for 
leave to change his name to Cliftord Wood. Mr. Wood is a lawyer with 
offices at No. 40 Wall street, this city, and resides at No. 198 Sackett street. 
He said he- abhorred the name Harry because it was a ** pet name." Among 
the reasons he gave for the proposed change was one to the effect that it 
took too much time and ink to write his name in full. He did not want to 
sign his name H. Clifford Wood because business men are not friendly to 
people who ''part their names in the middle.'* Again, Mr. Wood declared, 
an heir was soon expected in the family, and if it should prove to be a boy, 
as he hoped, he intended to call it after himself. Hence he begged the court 
to spare him from the necessity of infficting the name of Harry Clifford 


92. Frederick Bushnell Ryder, Andover, Mass. 

94. Richard Sweet Folsom, 226 E. 41st street, Chicag^o, 111. 

95. Wintred Howard Babbitt, West Brattleboro, Vt. 
95. Benjamin Thomas Bartlett, Nottingham, N. H. 
95. Maclay Hoyne, 3369 Calumet avenue, Chicaj^o, III. 
95. John Daniel Wild, Manchester, Vt. 


93. George Morse Bowns, 354 3d street, Troy, N. Y. 

94. Ashley Jason Braman, Schenectady, N. Y. 
94. Sidney Thomas Braman, Schenectady, N. Y. 

94. William James Van Auken, Schenectady, N. Y. 

95. Alphoxso Dix Bissell, Le Roy, N. Y. 
95. Merton Ross Skinner, Le Roy, N. Y. 
95. Scott WiNFiELD Skinner, Le Roy, N. Y. 
95. William Willis Stewart, Le Roy, N. Y. 

95. William Whipple, Gloversville, N. Y. 


95. Burton Marcus Balch, 230 Jay street, Utica, N. Y. 

'^5. Isaac Lindsey Best, Broadalbin, N. Y. 

95. Frank Alexander Burrows, Booneville, N. Y. 

95. George Harris Gleason, Gouverneur, N. Y. 

95. Jay Herbert MacConnel, Cranford, N. J. 

95. Arthur Bower Mitchell, 133 Howard St., Utica. N. Y. 
95. Franklin Edwin Reese, Westfield, N. Y. 

"95. Arthur Dwight Scovel, Clinton, N. Y. 

'94. Milo Cudworth Burt, South Hadley Falls. Mass. 

'94. James Cambelford Macinnes, Philadelphia. Pa. 

'94. Mark Dearborn Mitchell, Franklin. Pa. 

95. Henry Beer, New York, N. Y. 

'95. Frederick Ledyard Bill, Paxton, Mass. 

'95. Moses Taggart Day. Batavia, X. Y. 

'95. Thorton Jenkins, West Barnstable, Ma«^. 

'95. GuiDO CoNTi Sleeper Metcalf, Englewood, III. 

'95. Henry Radcliff Noyes, Montclair, N. J. 

ALtmCI OF DELTA V. 1 67 

'91. William J. Kaislake, chemist, is pn\*ate assistant to Dr. Wolcott 
Oiibbs, 9 Kay street, Newport, R. I. 

'91. Sokuma Yamaita lias obtained a place as draughtsman in the t>ridge 
-works of Tippittand Wood in Phillipsburgh. N. J. 


'91. Claude B. Mayham is a member of the law Hrm of D. S. and C. B. 
Mayham, with offices at 426 Main S*reer« Schoharie, N. Y. 

'91. " Inclosed lind $1.00 in settlement of the account. Put me down for 
another year, for I find much enjoyment and Fraternity instruction in read- 
ing the Quarterly.*'— William E, Young:, Jr. 


'89. John S. Laroson, civil enc;ineer*s assistant in the cit\' engineer's 
office. City Hall, Bo:>ton, Mass., resides at 29A Putnam street, Somerville, 

'91. Elmer E. Powell is cashier of the Bank of Groveton, N. H. 


'86. The Rev. James M. Lewis is a Methodist minister in Dunkirk, Ind. 
'87. The Ludington, Mich., -^^r<7r^ of October 29, 1891, contained a col- 
umn article on the reception given to the Rev. William L. Lautman by the 
Kpworth League and members of the First M. E. Church over which he had 
fust been installed in Ludington, Mich. The /Record sskys : ** Brother Lauf- 
man is a young man of unusual ability as a speaker, a fact which is fully 
attested by the way his church is tilled every time he holds service. The 
church building is now too small for comfortable accommodation for all who 
wish to attend.'* 

'87. John F. Meredith, of Muncie, Ind., and Elmer E. Meredith, of 
Rochester, Ind., have termed a partnership and are practicing law at 
Muncie, Ind., as Meredith & Meredith. 

^89. Charles C. Deem, ol Kokomo, Ind., is a drugjjist at Blutlton, Ind. 
'91. Howard M. Briceland, of Greencastle, Ind., is on the siafl of the In- 
dianapolis, Ind., Seniine/. 

*92. The Rev. Lewis F. Dimmilt is pastor of the Madison Avenue Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Ind. He was married August 20, 
1891, to Miss Alma Barber, ot Cincinnati, O. They reside at 44 Union 

*93. John Slavens, of Lincoln, Neb., is a traveling salesman, with head- 
quarters at McGregor, Texas. 

*90. •* I am more than pleased with tlie <^)uartkri.y and hope to be able to 
continue my subscription indeRniiely." John W, i^LUSs, Cloverdale, Ind. 


'90. Frank E. Covell, a member of the tirm of Covcll Brothers, 800 Third 
Ave., S. E. Minneapolis, Minn., is pursuing a post-graduate course in law, 
in the University of Minnesota. He resides at 314 Ninth Street, S. E. 

'90. Oscar K. Wilson is studying law in the University of Minnesota, and 
expects to take his degree of LL. B. in June. 


92. Frederick Bushnell Ryder, Andover, Mass. 

94. Richard Sweet Folsom, 226 E. 41st street, Chicag^o, III. 

95. Winfred Howard Babbitt, West Brattleboro, V^t. 

95. Benjamin Thomas Bartlett, Nottingham, N. H. 

95. Maclay Hoyne, 3369 Calumet avenue, Chicag^o, III. 

95. John Daniel Wild, Manchester, Vt. 


93. George Morse Bowns, 354 3d street, Troy, N. V. 

94. Ashley Jason Braman, Schenectady, N. Y. 
94. Sidney Thomas Braman, Schenectady, N. Y. 

94. William James Van Auken, Schenectady, N. Y. 

95. Alphoxso Dix Bissell, Le Roy, N. Y. 
95. Merton Ross Skinner, Le Roy, N. Y. 
95. Scott Winfield Skinner, Le Roy, N. Y. 
95. William Willis Stewart, Le Roy, N. Y. 

95. William Whipple, Glovers ville, N. Y. 


95. Burton Marcus Balch, 230 Jay street, Utica, N. Y. 

'^5. Isaac Lindsey Best, Broadalbin, N. Y. 

95. Frank Alexander Burrows, Booneville, N. Y. 

95. George Harris Gleason, Gouverneur, N. Y. 

95. Jay Herbert MacConnel, Cranford, N. J. 

95. Arthur Bower Mitchell, 133 Howard st., Utica. N. Y. 
95. Franklin Edwin Reese, Westfield, N. Y. 

'95. Arthur Dwight Scovel, Clinton, N. Y. 

'94. Milo Cudworth Burt, South Hadley Falls, Mass. 

'94. James Cambelford Macinnes, Philadelphia, Pa. 

'94. Mark Dearborn Mitchell, Franklin. Pa. 

'95. Henry Beer, New York, N. Y. 

'95. Frederick Ledyard Bill, Paxton, Mass. 

'95. Moses Taggart Day, Batavia, N. Y. 

'95. Thorton Jenkins, West Barnstdble, MaFs. 

'95. GuiDO CoNTi Sleeper Metc.\lf, Englewood, III. 

'95. Henry Radcliff Noyes, Montclair. N. J. 












Dundee, N. Y. 
Putnam, Conn. 

Charles Ray Otis, 
Edward Franklin Perry, 

WiLUAM Weber Ford, Norwalk, Ohio. 

Herbert Seeley Bigelow, 156 Forest St., Qeveland, O. 
George Roach Lottridge, 625 Bolton ave. Cleveland, O. 
John Henry York. Hiram, Ohio. 

Franklin Peters Reinhold, Marion, Ohio. 

Hezekiah Malone Terrill, 2 Olive st, Cleveland O. 

Jacob Kleinhaus, Jr., 
Alfred Cookman Blake, 
Charles Edwin Purinton, 
Harry Lane Springer, 
Fredolphs Oliver Welsh, 

Frank Wesley Chadbourne, 
John Adam Bendinger, 
Daniel Holley Cole, 
Clyde Osmer DeLand, 
WiLLARD Hubbard Goodwin, 
Carl DeForrest Kenyon, 
Henry Edwards Winans, 

John Barlow, 
Eben Joel Fullam, 
Charles Leslie Leonard, 
Richard Orlando Wooster, 

Hobart Earl Studley, 

Eugene Bogert, 
Edgar Stanley Conklin, 
Joseph Millspaugh Fowler, 
Robert Stevens Parsons, 
George F. Scull, Jr., 
Russell Van Arsdale, 

Joseph Belfield McIntyre, 
Albert Milton Dunham, 
Arthur Amsden Macurda, 

Milford, Pa. 

Wilton, Me. 

Waterville, Me. 

Lamoine, Me. 

Wayne, Me. 

Rochester, N. Y. 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Sandy Hill, N. Y. 

Rochester, N. Y. 

Geneseo, N. Y. 

Mexico, N. Y. 

Rochester, N. Y. 

Peru, Mass. 

Ludlow, Vt. 

Ripton, Vt. 

Rutland, Vt 

Hudson, N, Y. 

Harrington, N. J. 

Pekni, III. 

Walden, N. Y. 

Paterson, N. J. 

Atlantic City, N. J. 

Paterson, N. J. 

Central Falls, R, L 

Attleboro, Mass. 

Fitchburg, Mass. 













Whitman, Mass. 

Pawtucket, R. I. 

Jackson, Mich. 

New York. N. Y. 

New Lebanon, N. Y. 

Detroit, Mich. 

Westville, N. Y, 

Nanticoke, Pa. 

Bartlett, N. Y. 

Fieetville, Pa. 

Deep River, Conn. 

Beaufort, S. C. 

George Washington Rapson. 
John Avery Tillinghast, 
Benjamin Williams, 
John Young. 

Charles Bowman Bacon, 
Jesse Butrick Davis, 
Elmer Daniel Grant, 
John William Griffith, 
Charles Blakeslee Law, 
Walter Maclay, 
Francis Henry Spencer, 

William Parmelee Waterhouse, 

William Louis Mathot, i i 5 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 
John Lewis Clark, Union Theo. Sem. New York, N. Y. 
John William Hutchinson, Jr., Fordham Heights, N. Y. 
JuLiEN Myer Isaacs, iio East 73d st. New York, N. Y. 
Robert Roy McKee, 9 Bank st.. New York, N. Y. 

Albert Pfaus, Union Theo. Sem. New York, N. Y. 

William Burr, Spring Valley, N. Y. 

William Seggie, Jr., 257 East 86th St., New York, N. Y. 

James Bennett Tuck, Flackville, N. Y. 

James Buoy Yard, Olean, N. Y. 

Herbert Gibbons Rich, 405 Warren ave., Chicago, 111. 
Harry Stoneman' Williams, 17 W. Uticast., Buffalo, N. Y. 



Alfred Reuel Horr, 

John Van Etten Westfall, . 


Samuel Shipman Kingsbury, 


Robert Alexander Brown, 

Archer Butler Hulbert, 

Arthur Daniel Berry, 
Charles Stuart Gager, 
George Gorham Groat, 
Vernon William Holmes, 
Daniel Morgan Lewis, 
John Benton Pitcher, 

Wellington, Ohio. 
Dresser vi He, N. Y. 

Wilkinsburg, Penn. 

Bainbridge, Ohio. 

Zanesville, Ohio. 

Mexico, N. Y. 

Greene, N. Y. 

Waterford, N. Y. 

Texas Valley, N. Y. 

Utica, N. Y. 

Adams, N. Y. 


'95. John William Sadler, Troy, Penn. 

95- Junius Woods Stevkns, Syracuse, N. Y. 


'94. James Henry Dickson, 103 N. 14th st., Portland, Ore. 

95. Harry Paxton Baker, Sag^inaw, Mich. 

'95. William Davis Kimball, Saginaw, Mich. 

'95. Carl Edward Lange. Saginaw, Mich. 

'95. Reynolds Cornelius Mahaney, Owossa, Mich. 

'95. Frederick Boyd Richardson, Cairo, Mich. 

'95. Cassius Edward Wakefield, Morenci, Mich. 


'94. Elmer Isaacs Goshen, Farmington, 111. 

'95. Walter Simpson Asher, Marion, Kan. 

'95. Jay Rogers Dickinson, Beaver Dam, Wis. 

'95. Charles Hazzard, Peoria, 111. 

'95. Daniel James Holmes, Plainfield, 111. 

'95- Edward Joseph Ridings, Morris, 111. 

'^95. John Calhoun Singleton, Evanston. IlL 

'95. Albert Wesley Skelsey, Houston, Texas. 


'93. Charles PLmerson Cook, 17 Greenwich P'k, Boston, Mass. 
'93. Walter Cazenove Douglas, 42 S. igthst., Phila., Pa. 
'93. Frank Edgar Farley, 45 Tremont St., Lawrence, Mass. 
'93. Oliver Bridges Henshaw, Cambridge, Mass. 

'93. Harold Hutchinson, 62 Jefferson st, Newton, Mass. 
'93. Ernest Parlin Jose, Austin street, Cambridge, Mass. 
'93. Walter Brooks McDaniel, Cambridge, Mass. 

'93. David Saville Muzzey. Main street, Lexington, Mass* 
'93. Lawrence Watson Strong, Windsor Road, Waban, Mass. 
'93. Joseph Rowe Webster, 17 Dix st.», Dorchester, Mass. 
'94. Lindsay Todd Damon, 150 Chandler st., Boston, Mass. 
'94. Hector James Hughes, Williamsport, Pa. 

'94. George Rapall Noyes, North Andover, Mass. 

'94. Edward Kennard Rand, Watertown, Mass. 

'95. Charles Henry Chappel, Chicago, III. 

'95. Charles Thomas Hutson, Edgerton, Wis. 

'95. William Ernest Marcher, Racine, Wis. 

'95. Ernest Beede True, Baraboo, Wis. 







Easton, Penn. 

Easton, Penn. 

Falls, Penn. 


Ernest Gardener Edwards, 
Leno William Edwards, 
Harvey Chester Sickles, 

James Lindsey Burleigh, Moundsville, West Va. 

Burt Melville McDonald, 49 Carey st. Springfield, Mass. 

Frank Edson Lawson, 
John Purington Mallett, 
John Olin McDavitt, 
Adelbert Harland Morrison, 
Robert Henry Morse, 








RuFus Henry Read, 
Samuel Albert Spalding, 
William Gordon Emery, 
Joseph Henry Saunders, 
WiLUAM Morton Small, 
Robert Baxter Smith, 

Herman Garrison, 
Earnest Marshal Connard, 
Simeon Ryarson Johnson, 
Kenton Valerous Kibbie, 
Watson Lorenzo Lewis, 
William Elliott Life, 
Webster Peck, 
Edward Benjamin Raub, 
Zerah Carter Smith, 

Leo Goodkind, 215 Nelson ave., St. Paul, Minn. 

John Gallup Briggs, Jr., Cheney, Minn. 

Harry Winslow Allen, Red Wing, Minn. 

James Woodward George, 617 i5*have., S. E., M'n'polis. 
Edward Taylor Hare, 521 8th ave., S. E, Minneapolis. 
Harry Barstow Hare, 521 8th ave., S. E., Minneapolis. 
Neville Dayton Staughton, Winona, Minn. 

Newton Prescott Stewart, i i 2 i Chestnut ave. , M'n polis. 
MacLaughlin White, 1316 5th st., S. E., Minneapolis. 

Boston, Mass. 

Topsham, Me. 

Lawrence, Mass. 

Lawrence, Mass. 

Norwood, Mass. 

Attleboro, Mass. 

Dan vers. Mass, 

Bridgeport, Conn. 

Everett, Mass. 

Baldwinville, Mass. 

North Sunbridge, Vt. 

Wellington, III. 

Lapel, Ind. 

Litchfield, 111. 

Oblong, 111. 

Wheeling, Ind. 

Sims, Ind. 

Spiceland, Ind. 

Chalmers, Ind. 

Lebanon, Ind. 




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True to his high ideals of patriotism and justice, he left 
collegia and enlisted in the service of his country at the begin- 
ning of the ** Rebellion." It was in the fall of his junior year 
that he enlisted as a private in Co. E, 12th Maine Volunteer 
Infantry. He was made Orderly Sergeant of the company at 
the organization ot the regiment ; was promoted to Second 
Lieutenant in June. 1862, and to First Lieutenant in 1863. His 
first service was in the "Department of the Gulf," being with 
General B. F. Butler in New Orleans in 1862, and commanding, 
for a short time, the Government schooner Hortense. on Lake 
Pontchartrain. It is a singular coincidence that while in New- 
Orleans, in a photograph of a group of oflScers who were 
ordered for court-martial dutv. were Lieutenant Stearns and 
Lieutenant Packard, who were afterwards, at the same time, 
Governors of neighboring Southern states, Florida and 

Lieutenant Stearns was one of the volunteers ot the ** Forlorn 
Hope," at the siege of Port Hudson, to whom Congress voted 
medals in honor of their bravery and gallant conduct. He was 
also with General N. P. Banks on the ill-fated **Red River 
Expedition," in the spring of 1864. In June of the same year 
he was transferred to Virginia. Lieutenant Stearns led sev- 
eral charges at Winchester with conspicuous gallantry, and in 
this battle received severe wounds. 4n extract from a letter 
written on the field, four days after the engagement, to Captain 
Stearns, father of the Lieutenant, says : **I write to inform you 
that on the 19th inst. your son was wounded in a charge upon 
the enemy near this place. He received a musket shot in the 
rig:ht arm, just above the elbow, which necessitated amputation 
of the arm near the shoulder. He also received another wound 
in the left wrist with a musket balL The bone of the right arm 
Was badly shattered, but no bone was hit in the wrist. The 
charge was a most desperate one. None more so has occurred 
during the present war and our brigade was m the advance 
and in the very hottest part of it. Lieutenant Stearns had his 
sword wrenched from his hand by a musket ball while bravely 
urging his men forward in the charge, and, a moment after its 
return by a sergeant, the above-mentioned wounds were 
received. Our forces charged the enemy three times before 


position in which nature placed him. Look at Ihe lives of 
departed heroes who have done most for their country, for iheii 
countrymen and for the world ! There we shall find tlie am- 
bitious Washington, who, ambitious tor his country's cause, 
endured the hardships of a seven year's war untiring ; the arrv- 
bitious Napoleon who gave to the world examples of jastic:c 
and liberty ; Caesar who, impelled by his ambition, swam thi. « 
Rubicon that Rome might be free ; and many others who^ e 
ambitious deeds have cast imperishable lustre upon their neve- ^^' 
dying names." 

He made his preparation for college at Waterville Academ _y 
(now Coburn Classical Institute) Waterville, Maine. While - -* t 
the academy he was under the instruction of the late Re\ "g. 
Isaac Hamblen, Co/dy, '58. **To this instructor," Governc=zz)r 
Stearns afterward said : ** I owe more in the way of stimulatin g 
my ambition than to any other person." 

During the vacations of the preparatory school and colleg e 
he taught school in order to earn the means necessary to obtai n 

his education. As a teacher he was successful. His presen t e 

seemed to control, while his genial open-hearted bearin 
brought children to love him and older persons to respect hi 

In the fall of 1859 he entered Waterville College (now Colb 
University). He was a thorough, hard-working student and a 
such his scholarship was well above the average of his clasj 
He was especially proficient in the study of language an 
literature. Milton was his favorite poet and he could repeat, 
page after page of the ** Paradise Lost." 

He was very popular with students and professors, loved by 
all who knew him. An extract from a letter of one of his fellow- 
students says: **I knew Stearns intimately while in college. 
He was one of those frank, cordial, genial, open-hearted, 
whole-souled fellows whom everybody likes to meet — a man of 
integrity, always ready for honest work." In the fall of I859 
he became an active member of the Co/dv chapter of the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity. He was an influential member of the 
chapter during his college days, and his love for the Fraternity 
only increased with tne late years. He was not graduated, 
though the honorary degree of A. B. was conferred upon him 
by his A /ma Mater iw 1877. 


True to his high ideals of patriotism and justice, he left 
colieg^e and enlisted in the service of his country at the begin- 
ning of the ** Rebellion." It was in the fall of his junior year 
that he enlisted as a private in Co. E, 12th Maine Volunteer 
Infantry. He was made Orderly Sergeant of the company at 
the organization ot the regiment ; was promoted to Second 
Lieutenant in June. 1862, and to First Lieutenant in 1863. His 
first service was in the ** Department of the Gulf," being with 
General B. F. Butler in New Orleans in 1862, and commanding, 
for a short time, the Government schooner Hortense, on Lake 
Pontchartrain. It is a singular coincidence that while in New 
Orleans, in a photograph of a group of oflScers who were 
ordered for court-martial dutv. were Lieutenant Stearns and 
Lieutenant Packard, who were afterwards, at the same time, 
Governors of neighboring Southern states, Florida and 

Lieutenant Stearns was one of the volunteers of the ** Forlorn 
Hope," at the siege of Port Hudson, to whom Congress voted 
medals in honor of their bravery and gallant conduct. He was 
also with General N. P. Banks on the ill-fated '*Red River 
Expedition," in the spring of 1864. In June of the same year 
he was transferred to Virginia. Lieutenant Stearns led sev- 
eral charges at Winchester with conspicuous gallantry, and in 
this battle received severe wounds. 4n extract from a letter 
written on the field, four days after the engagement, to Captain 
Stearns, father of the Lieutenant, says : *'I write to inform you 
that on the 19th inst. your son was wounded in a charge upon 
the enemy near this place. He received a musket shot in the 
right arm, just above the elbow, which necessitated amputation 
of the arm near the shoulder. He also received another wound 
in the left wrist with a musket ball. The bone of the right arm 
was badly shattered, but no bone was hit in the wrist. The 
charge was a most desperate one. None more so has occurred 
during the present war and our brigade was in the advance 
and in the very hottest part of it. Lieutenant Stearns had his 
sword wrenched from his hand by a musket ball while bravely 
urging his men forward in the charge, and, a moment after its 
return by a sergeant, the above-mentioned wounds were 
received. Our forces charged the enemy three times before 


they finally gave way, but in the end our victory was most 
complete. The enemy were completely routed at every poini 
with immense loss." 

Lieutenant Stearns was transferred from the 12th Maine Regi- 
ment to the ** Veteran Reserve Corps," being commissioned 
March 25, 1865, as Second Lieutenant and assigned to Co. H. 
20ih Regiment V. R. C. 

Lieutenant Stearns studied law in the office of Josiah H. 
Drummond in Portland, Me., until he was transferred to the 
** Freedman's Bureau," under General O. O. Howard, and sent 
10 Wheeling, West Va.; afterwards he went to Quincy, Fla.. 
where he discharged the difficult, delicate and often dangerous 
duties of his place firmly and conscientiously, winning the 
entire confidence and esteem of the freed men and the dislike 
and opposition of the unreconstructed rebels. He was mus- 
tered out of the U. S. Service January i, 1868, and contmued 
tiis home at Quincy. 

By circumstances, bent of mind and his abilities he now 
became active in political circles. In 1S67, as a delegate to the 
Republican State Convention, he was especially prominent as 
an organizer of the party in Florida. Just after his admission 
to the Bar, in June, 1868, he was elected a member of the. Con- 
stitutional Convention which, uader tne reconstruction acts of 
Congress, formed a new State Constitution. Daring the same 
year, the twenty-ninth of his life, he was elected to the Legisla- 
ture and was made Speaker of the House of Representatives, 
which office he held for four years. ** As a speaker," says one 
member of the House, ** he was careful and impartial in his 
ruhngs, and, in spite of the bitter partisanship which prevailed 
in the Legislature, as well as out of it. he secured the confidence 
of both parties in his official integrity." 

In 1869 he was appointed United States Surveyor General of 
Florida by President Grant, and performed the duties of this 
office until 1873. 

In 1872 he was nominated and elected Lieutenant-Go vernor 
of the State, and upon the death of the Governor in the next 
year he was inaugurated Governor which office he filled for 
three years. During his term as Governor he was urged to 
take the United States Senatorship which was tendered him, but 


he steadfastly refused it, believing; he could better serve the 
interests of the State where he was. As Governor he devoted 
himself faithfully to the welfare of the State, especially to the 
improvenaent of its financial condition and there-establishment 
of its credit at home and abroad. In this work his administra- 
tion was eminently successful ; for at the commencement of 
his administration the credit of the State was at a very low ebb, 
but all its securities were at par when he left the Governor's 

In 1876, Governor Stearns was renominated by the Republi- 
cans for Governor. The campaign wnich followed was pecu- 
liarly bitter and was characterized by every species of fraud 
and intimidation. A majority of the actual votes cast were in 
favor of the Republican Presidential and State tickets, but when 
the returns from the counties reached the State Canvassing 
Board they showed on their face a majority for the Democratic 
ticket. Then followed that terribly bitter political struggle in 
which Florida was the pivotal State — the Tilden-Hayes contest 
The fraudulent returns were corrected and the casting of the 
electoral vote of the State for Hayes. Governor Stearns secured 
a majority of votes for Governor as surely as the Hayes elec- 
tors secured a majority as electors, but before the Canvassing 
Board could officially declare this result a mandamus from the 
Supreme Court compelled them to declare a result according to 
the face of the returns. This counted out Governor Stearns. 

For ten years — ten years of the bitterest political contention 
— Governor Stearns was a prominent member of the Republican 
party in Florida, and for four years he held the highest official 
position in the State ; yet through all this time, when slander 
and detraction and personal denunciation were the favorite and 
most effective political weapons of the times, not a word was 
ever uttered against his personal probity or official honesty. 
By friends and foes alike his sing^le hearted devotion to duty 
and straightforward honesty of character were recognized. 
From public men, who knew Governor Stearns, come such 
tributes as the following : 

** Governor Stearns' private and public life needs no comment 
from my pen. His first idea was always to find out what was 
right and best and then to do it. With him the welfare of the 


State always took precedence of any personal considerations, 

''Through years of close personal and official relations with 
Governor Stearns, I learned to admire him for his honesty andl 
his earnest endeavor to give the State an honest and faithfixl 
administration. Too much can not be said to his honor." 

Said Senator Carlisle, of Ke Uucky, after the great political con.— 
test: ** Governor Stearns commanded the universal respect o^ 
both parties. His uprightness can not be questioned." 

Says a fellow student : ** I knew him as a soldier and subse — 
quenlly as a citizen soldier, the same earnest, honest, resolute 
defender of the right — a man of high aims and of noble achieve- 

Governor Stearns married Ellen Austin Walker, daughter o^ 
the Rev. Horace D. Walker, of Bridge water, Mass., on Decern- 
ber 12, 1878. 

From January, 1877 to 1880 he served as United States Com- 
missioner at Hot Springs, Ark., having received his appoint- 
ment from President Hayes. After an extended tour of the 
Pacific States Governor Stearns was appointed by the Secretary 
of the Interior to make a tour of Florida and report upon im- 
provements which the United States Government had in con- 
templation in various parts of the State. 

In the fall of 1885 Governor Stearns was the President and 
presided over the meetings of the Fifty-first Annual Convention 
of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity which was held with the 
Rochester chapter at Rochester, N. Y. 

During the following year the Governor and Mrs. Steanis^ 
made a tour of Europe and on his return in August, 1887, he 
removed to Atlantic, Cass Co., Iowa. Here he was made 
President of the Atlantic National Bank, which place he held 
until compelled to resign by reason of ill health nearly three 
years later. 

On January 4* i8yo, he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis, 
which made his left side perfectly helpless. Upon a partial 
recovery he sought to receive benefit from the waters at Hot 
Springs, Ark. While on his way there his train was over- 
turned and his right shoulder fractured so that his physician 
fearing it would cause another apoplectic attack, forbade his 
bathing. His last avenue to recovery thus cut off he removed 


Rochester, '63. 

I have been asked by the editor to prepare a sketch of Ros- 
siter Johnson ; and it is best to begin with a simple statement 
of facts from the reference books. He was born in Rochester, 
N. Y., January 27. 1840. He attended No. 6 School in that 
city, prepared for college at the Free Academy, and was 
graduated at the University of Rochester in the class of 1863. 
He took up literature as a profession, and is author of **Phaeton 
Rogers, a Novel of Bjy Life" (1881) ; *' A History of the French 
War. Ending in the Conquest of Canada " (1882) ; '* A History 
of the War Between the United States and Great Britain in 
1812-15" (1882); '* Idler and Poet," poems (1883); ^* A Short 
History of the War of Secession " (1888); and **The End of a 
Rainbow, an American Story ' (1892). 

He is edit . r of ** Little Classics " (18 vols.. 1874-80) ; '' Works 
of the British P.iets." with biographical sketches (3 vols., 1876); 
"Famous Single and Fugitive Poems" (1877); ** Play-Day 
Poems "(1878); -'Fifty Perfect Poems," with Charles A. Dana, 
(1882). He was associate edit«)r of the Rochester Democrat in 
i864-'68 ; editor of the Concord, N. H., Statesman in i869-'72 ; 
associate editor of the '* American Cyclopaedia" in iSy^-jj ; 
"Managing editor of the ** Cyclopaedia of American Biography "in 
i886-'88 ; and has been editor of the ''Annual Cyclopaedia" 
since 1883. 

Besides this regular work he aided S ydney Howard Gay in 
the preparation of the last two volumes of his '' History of the 
United States "; tried the experiment of making a ** Skipper's 
Edition " of some famous novels in 1876 ; and has written many 
contributions to periodicals. As the study of hereditarj' influ- 
ences is all the fashion, it may be well to say that Mr. Johnson 
comes of New England stock, and among his immediate an- 
cestors are found such names as Alexander, Dewey, Tracy and 
May. The latest comer to this country was his great-grand- 
father, Thomas Alexander, an Irish Presbyterian, who taught 



Rochester, '63. 

I have been asked by the editor to prepare a sketch of Ros- 
siter Johnson ; and it is best to begin with a simple statement 
of facts from the reference books. He was born in Rochester, 
N. Y., January 27. 1840. He attended No. 6 School in that 
city, prepared for college at the Free Academy, and was 
graduated at the University of Rochester in the class of 1863. 
He took up literature as a profession, and is author of * 'Phaeton 
Rogers, a Novel of Bjy Life" (1881) ; *' A History of the French 
War. Ending in the Conquest of Canada" (1882) ; ** A History 
of the War Between the United States and Great Britain in 
1812-15" (18^2); ''Idler and Poet," poems (1883); '* A Short 
History of the War of Secession " (1888); and ''The End of a 
Rainbow, an American Story " (1892). 

Heiseditrrof* Little Classics' (18 vols., 1874-80); '^Works 

of the British P.iets." with biographical sketches (3 vols., 1876); 

"Famous Single and Fugitive Poems" (1877); "Play-Day 

Poems " (1878); -'Fifty Perfect Poems," with Charles A. Dana, 

(1882). He was associate edit«)r of the Rochester Democrat in 

i864-'68 ; editor of the Concord, N. H., Statesman in i869-'72 ; 

associate editor of the "American Cyclopaedia" in i873-'77; 

managing editor of the "Cyclopaedia of American Biography "in 

i886-'88 ; and has been editor of the "Annual Cyclopaedia" 

since 1883. 

Besides this regular work he aided S ydney Howard Gay in 
the preparation of the last two volumes of his " History of the 
United States "; tried the experiment of making a "Skipper's 
Edition " of some famous novels in 1876 ; and has written many 
contributions to periodicals. As the study of hereditarj' influ- 
ences is all the fashion, it may be well to say that Mr. Johnson 
comes of New England stock, and among his immediate an- 
cestors are found such names as Alexander, Dewey, Tracy and 
May. The latest comer to this country was his great-grand- 
father, Thomas Alexander, an Irish Presbyterian, who taught 


the art of navigation to the young sailors of southeastern Con- 
necticut. His grandfathers fought in the War of the Revolution, 
and his father, whose ancestors were English, took a hand in 
driving: off the British vessels that attacked Stonington in the 
War of 1812. 

His father. Reuben Johnson, took a partial course at Williams 
College, and was a teacher by profession. He was a man of 
ability in his calling, and of sincere religious conviction, hold- 
ing earnestly to the Presbyterian creed. His mother, Almira 
Alexander, was a woman at once fine and strong, gentle and 
satiric, with touches of gloom and moods of quiet and quaint 
humor. If qualities may be traced to parents, I should say 
that Mr. Johnson's formality of manner and accuracy of method 
came from his father, his steadfastness of feeling and his 
abounding wit and humor from his mother. 

The household was one in which plain living prevailed and 
high thinking was not wanting, and where every New England 
tradition as to faith, to public duty, and to private obligation 
was taught, and many New England prejudices were preserved. 
Mr. Johnson, though questioning the literal inspiration of the 
Scriptures and denying so :.e of the dogmas of the creeds, still- 
holds firmly, I believe, to all the essentials of the religious 
teaching of his youth, and he keeps unsullied his loyalty to the 
social and political principles that formed his standard at the 
outset of his career. 

He has always been a Republican in politics, one of an 
aggressive and uncompromising type. But his partisanship, 
however intense, is less marked than his Americanism. He 
holds true to the old idea of the invincibility of the Republic, 
and to the old opinion that its mission is the formation of some- 
thing better than European civilization. 

Of course, to make a sketch of any value, it is necessary to 
put these generalities aside and deal with particulars. I first 
met Rossiter Johnson when we became schoolmates at the 
Rochester Free Academv. We entered college together, and 
the boyish friendship then formed has grown with the lapsing 
years. It would be easy for me to praise him, but it puzzles 
me to picture him. Let me fall back for a text on what some 
one else has written. Nearly thirty years ago it happened that 



1^ lady who had never met him asked, half in jest and 
earnest, for a description of him from an intimate friend, 
o the humor of the situation, he requested my brother, 
as in the Union army, to sketch him, ** naught extenuat- 
d setting down naught in malice." The description (which 
:nt to the lady in a sealed envelope, without being shown 
ubject) bears date, ** Camp near Warren ton, Va., Nov. 15, 
and the writer was destined not to outlive the year. He 

** Kind reader, whether you are fair 

Or plain, is naught to me ; 
I hope my duty's stern demands 

Will prove a joy to thee. 
My mission is to tell you how 

My dear friend looks and acts ; 
Therefore, expect less flowinp: rhyme 

Than plain, unvarnished facts. 
But if stray flowers of poesy 

Might with my verses blend. 
They'd be but what I owe to him 

As poet and as friend." 

r a few lines in regard to the scope of the description, 
I injunction to the reader to open the eyes of her imagi- 
, the writer went on : 

** Behold, he stands before you here, 

Tall, firmly knit, and slim ; 
Erect and confident of mien, 

And straight and strong of limb. 
I know you'll slightly quail at first 

Before his fixed look. 
Because his large, inquiring eyes 

Will read you like a book. 
. They are not tierce, they are not black. 

Nor are they * wondrous wise,' 
But large and lustrous, kindly orbs, 

And yet, far-seeing eyes. 
His nose has far more character 


Than classic form or grace, 
And is the striking feature 

Of a very striking face. 
Not clumsy, though 'tis pretty large, 

But thin and clear defined. 
And to the quaint old Roman curve 

A little way inclined. 
His lips are firm and fine and thin. 

Decisive in each curve ; 
No matter what the cause may be, 

They never quail nor swerve. 
* Calm-eyed, firm-mouthed,' sums up the li*^t 

The Autocrat lays down 
To indicate the gentleman 

From knave, or fool, or clown ; 
And here that judgment tallies 

With these three stubborn facts : 
A gentleman he thinks and speaks, 

A gentleman he acts. 
His hair is glossy, dark and straight. 

Worn long and backward thrown 
From off a forehead smooth and high, 

Though wider I hav^e known." 

Continuing, the writer alluded to the old-fashioned collar, tt^^ 
smooth face, and the shapely, well-balanced head, with all '*th€ 
intellectual organs very large," adding slyly, ** and self-esteem 
more prominent than many heads would bear." The descrip- 
tion then proceeded : 

** In strange, odd corners of his brain. 

Old prejudices lurk, 
That seldom see the light of day. 

Though constantly at work, 
And mingling imperceptibly 

With modern thought and views, 
His notions of propriety. 

Society, and news. 
Immensely practical in all 


He ever undertakes, 
The perfect workman is descried 

la everything he makes; 
And all his actions, thougfhts, and words 

That quaint old maxim tell : 
' No thing is worth the doing 

That's not worth doing well/ 
Original in all his views, 

Yet, when a rule applies. 
He never swerves to right or left 

That he may seem more wise 
In shunning paths by others trod 

For new ones of his own; 
Though always ready on a pinch 

To think and act alone. 
He deems the present grander far, 

And nobler, than the past ; 
His eyes are not on other days 

But on the future cast. 
He skims the cream of literature, 

And don't affect to care 
For all the musty volumes 

In grisly Learning's lair, 
But still he lives and moves within 

An atmosphere of books. 
That penetrates his very mind 

And all its secret nooks. 
A high, keen sense of honor 

His words and actions show ; 
He loathes the sigfht of all that's mean. 

Contemptible, or low. 
Straightforward, blunt, and clear ot speech, 

Sometimes his tongue betrays 
His better nature, and offends 

Dull folks in many ways ; 
For wheresoever they're open 

The bright shafts of his wit 
Fly still unerring to the mark 

And enter where they hit. 


His Wit is keen for enemies 

And radiant for a friend, 
And fires of genius and of mirth 

Within its flashes blend. 
A thorough Yankee by descent 

In habit and in thought, 
He thinks America as great 

As — anybody ought. 
He's very nice about the kind 

Of folks he falls among, 
And scouts the pleasant motto 

Of * Go it while you're young/ 
That is, where 'going it' will lead 

To shame, or wrong, or sin ; 
But where the ends are just and good, 

He'll freely 'enter in.' 
His views are democratic 

On riches, blood, and birth ; 
He thinks no nobler man than he 

Has ever trod the earth. 
Except he prove his genius 

By individual acts. 
And bring, to show nobility, 

A grand array of — facts." 

The writer closed with an apology for any uncertainty of 
stroke or dimness of outline in the portrait, as it was made dur- 
ing the forced marches with which the campaign of Fredericks- 
burg began : 

•* But time for thought and verse and rest 

Is very seldom seen 
And blessed hours of leisure 

Come few and far between, 
As through the Old Dominion 

We southward move along. 
With feet all faint and weary, 

But hearts that still are strong." 

1 have quoted this description because I think it accurate in 
all essential details and faithful in spirit ; and along its lines 


the -youthful subject of it has developed into a stronjj^ and 
splendid manhood. And this record of boyish friendship may 
be taken as a guide in mv estimate for a wider audience. Let 
what I say serve as a sort of gloss on it in certain points. In 
unessentials, affecting appearance, there are changes. Mr. 
Johnson is still tall and straight and confident of bearing, stand- 
ing nearly six feet high in his shoes, but he is no longer slim ; 
his frame has filled out and he is robust and broad-shouldered, 
and tips the beam at 190 pounds. There is no longer anythmg 
quaint in his dr^^ss ; it is that of the ordinary business man of 
the metropolis, and his hair is kept cut close. But otherwise 
there is no alteration. The large brown eyes are as clear as 
ever, and the lips as firm. 

it may seem odd that a literary man is described as practical 
and workmanlike ; but Mr. Johnson is not only that in the 
execution of whatever literary work he has to do ; he has a 
natural turn for all handiwork and machinery. Genius has 
been defined as ** a mind of large natural capacity, accidentally 
determined in a particular direction," and if Mr. Johnsons 
mind had been determined in the direction of mechanics, he 
would have been a great inventor. As a boy he was noted for 
ability to make all manner of playthings, from a kite to a row- 
boat ; and his fertility in resource was even more remarkable 
than his skill with his hands. He knows more of the printing 
business than the ordinary compositor, and with a little prac- 
tice could set type against any journeyman. He is a carpenter, 
not only knowing the theory of the trade, but having a 
mastery of the tools. He often amuses himself with brass 
work and makes ornaments for gifts among his friends, which 
are prized not only for the sake of the giver, but for the quality 
of the craftsmanship. His rest and recreation are often taken 
in making material things, in which he has a mechanic's dt- 
light ; and 1 have no doubt that the summer cottage which he 
is building at Amagansett will be a treasure-house of his handi- 
work. In literary work he is tireless and methodical, passing 
from one task to another at allotted hours, generally having 
something that he calls ** knitting-work '* to take up the undis- 
tributed minutes that might otherwise be wasted. Some readers 
may wonder that it should be said of a man noted for literary 


scholarship that even in his youth he did not care f»ir out-of- 
the-way learning; but it is a characteristic fact. Mr. Johnson 
respects nothing in literature because it is old or well estab- 
lished or curious. He judges thinj^s on their merits, regardless 
of their reputation, and is honestly right or honestly wrong. 
For instance, he never would accept the current estimate of 
Milton ; and he was early an enthusiastic admirer of Robert 
Browning. He was independent in both opinions. But some- 
times his judgments of particular authors change, and he sur- 
renders his favorites frankly, though with a sigh of regret. 1 
can remember when Longfellow was his poet, and later when 
Owen Meredith seemed the coming genius ; but he regards 
neither now with any supreme devotion. At school and at col- 
lege he was a leader among the boys ; but he was not prominent 
in the class-room. He was too busy with the things that inter- 
ested him in life, literature, and history, to pay full attention to 
routine lessons in regard to things that interested him not. He 
sometimes speaks of this as a loss. I fail to see wherein it fell 
short of being a gain. Even to the classics he brought a 
modern mind; and he and I once joined in attacking a Greek 
tragedy that the dass was reading. The genial professor, one 
of the foremost scholars of the time, listened with an amused 
smile to our criticisms, and when our comrades were looking 
to see us rebuked for our impudence, he remark jd that there 
was a good deal in what we said, and that he didn't think 
much of the tragedy himself. In laughing over the incident in 
after years, he said he had read the other tragedies so often 
with his classes that he chose that one simply for a change, 
and grew tired of it. 

It is to be noted that while so much stress is laid, in the 
sketch I have quoted, on Mr. Johnson's sense of honor, his 
conscientiousness, his courage, his intensity of conviction — the 
attributes of a serious character — he is praised also for his wit 
and humor. Such qualities do not otten go together ; and even 
where they do go together, they are wont to be blended inti- 
mately. In him, seriousness and humor exist, each as a strik- 
ing element, and yet there is a certain separation between 
them. He is sadly in earnest, and wittily gay ; but the moods 
are apt to succeed each other, rather than interlace. While at 


>chool he was the life of every frolic, and yet no never had 
patience with that philosophy of life which makes j)leasure a 
sort of business. He is less given to games of skill or chance 
than anybody I know, and has a bitter contempt for the sys- 
tematic sport that has become so important an element in the 
colle;je life of the da)', and, indeed, in the national life. He 
regards baseball, played by professionals, not only as costly 
and useless, but as actively evil. His ordinary manner is 
reserved to the verg^ of sternness ; bui among intimate friends 
the fun is apt to overflow in unexpected ways. His wit delights 
in indirection, and some effective jest is lik ely to begin with a 
remote allusion ; and only those who know him will anticipate 
its coming, or notice it before it strikes. For jokes out of season, 
or for practical jokes, he has no tolerance. Many years ago, 
when he was working in the Democrat office in Rochester, his 
wmdow looked out at a neighb«)ring block where some watch- 
makers were at work. Some of them took to indulging in the 
pastime of throwing the sunlight up into his eyes from a mirror. 
The window where they sat was a long distance off, but he is 
a strong thrower and an accurate one. He took several pieces 
of coal, set them on his own window, and went on with his 
work. Suddenly came a flash of sunshine into his eyes. He 
rose, flung up the sash, and let one piece of coal after another 
drive at the watchmaker's window. Two or three crashed into 
it ; and no reflections were ever cast from that quarter again. 
When he was a boy his wit was sometimes a source of dread 
among his companions ; and he was foremost in all the contro- 
versies in our school papers. A young girl, a relative, who had 
been touched with his satire, once said of him at table, as he sat 
over his coffee: '* There, he is going to say something real mean; 
1 know by the way he keeps stirring the spoon in his coffee !' 
Even to this day the slow whirl of the spoon at such times is a 
sure prelude to some stroke of humor. Of his wit it may be 
said as Benedick said of his own, that it is ** a manly wit" It 
never touches what is vile, and it never tarnishes what is pure. 
I need not recur again to the thought with which the verses I 
have taken for my text close — the thorough democracy of Ros- 
siter Johnson. I think no man 1 ever knew looks more to 
character and less to appearance, more to actual worth and 


less to birth, wealth, or social standing^. He neither claims 
nor concedes consideration on merely conventional g^rounds ; 
and his course is not due to Bohemian carelessness, but to prin- 
ciple conscientiously held. There are two points, however, 
unnoticed, that ought to be touched upon. One trait is his 
thoughtfulness for those he likes. He remembers his friends 
at all times, and is ever watchful to do them a service, small or 
great ; and in daily intercourse with them he is always ready 
with those little courteous cares that make life agreeable. If 
he takes charge of you, he wants you to sit back, take your 
ease, and let yourself be cared for. Once a bright woman, one 
of several whom he was escorting one evening m New York, 
made a dash to cross the street. He caught her by the arm 
and led her back. ** I am in charge of this party," he saiil, 
**and I shall have no skirmishing around in this independent 
fashion. When the proper lime comes, Til see that you get 
across the street." Another trait is the steadfastness of his 
affection. It is not often that a man remains so true to old 
associations and old ties. The boys whom he went to school 
with in No. 6, he still regards with something of boyish feeling, 
knows where each one is, and tries to keep in touch with all. 
Though he is better known to the world than most of them, 
none keeps so close a watch on his course as he does on that 
of every old playmate. In a greater degree the same loyalty 
marks his more serious friendships. 

It will not be intrusive, perhaps, to say that in the ties of kin- 
dred he was especially happy ; and when he formed a home of 
his own he was no less fortunate. He married Helen, daugh- 
ter of A. C. Kcndrick, in 1869 ; and of four children, one, a girl 
just on the verge of womanhood, survives, on whom the love 
that was the due of all is centered. 

In estimating Mr. Johnson's literary work, let us bear in mind 
that much of it has been editorial. And apart from journalism, 
in which he was not tried in any important field, it may be 
said that he stands second to no one as an editor. He is rapid, 
accurate, decided. His taste is fine, and he has the faculty of 
seizing on the important features in events or character. Some 
of his literary selections are unsurp)assed. Moreover, he has 
the executive as well as the critical faculty strongly developed. 


As an original writer, he is remarkable for the clearness and 
force of his prose style. It is neat, compact, condensed, and 
not a glimmer of the meaning is undiscernible among the terse 
phrases. As a poet he is more elaborate and betrays some- 
times the solicitude of the artist in words ; and thougrh he has 
thrown rare bits of humor into rhyme, the prevailing tone of 
his poetry is gentleness and grace. The prose is manly to the 
very border of plainness and fierceness ; the poetry is manly to 
the very border of pathos and beauty. If asked to say what is 
his best editorial work in a purely literary way, I think I should 
name his ** Famous Single and Fugitive Poems." If asked to 
say what is his finest poem, I should say that on the loss of 
his little daughter, entitled ** Evelyn." If asked to say what is 
his most successful bit of humor in verse, I should mention 
** Ninety-Nine in the Shade." If asked to point out his best his- 
torical work, I should say the '* Short History of the War of 
Secession," the best book on the great theme, though too con- 
densed to be a full treatment of it. And my favorite passage 
is the noble one on the dead soldiers of the war. If asked to 
name his bitterest piece of political writing, I should mention 
**The Seven-Sided Paradox," published in the Xorth American 
Review in 1888. If asked to name his most characteristic book, 
I should say *' Phaeton Rogers," into which he has put much of 
the experiences of his boyhood and the life of Rochester a gen- 
eration ago (though I have not read the companion story, men- 
tioned above, which is now in press). And in that book I 
should choose as a masterpiece of light description the running 
to the fire and the scene*? and incidents that follow. 

But, after all, though Mr. Johnson has done much, nothing 
tha^ he has done is to be compared with himself or with his 
own life. He is an upright, strenuous, considerate, wise, witty 
and true-hearted gentleman, something better than anything 
that art can achieve. 

Rochester, N. Y. Joseph O'Connor, 

Rochester^ '63. 



MiDDLEBl'RY, '7 I. 

Waller Eugene Howard. United States Consul at Cardiff, 
Wales, was born in Tunbridge, Vt., May 29, 1849. ^is father, 
William Bickford Howard, a minister of the M. E. Church, 
descended from Samuel Howard, who came to Charlestown, 
3Iass., in 1636. He married Louisa Cilley. Three children are 
living, two sons and a daughter, of whom Walter is the young- 
est. This son's ruling ambition was to secure an education. 
Working summers in the communities into which his father was 
called, and attending the distnct school winters, young Walter 
laid the groundwork of his preparation for college. This was 
completed by a short sojourn at Leiand and Gray seminary, 
Townshend, Vt. 

Entering Middlebury College in 1867 with a class of twenty- 
five sturdy and honest fellows, by strictest economy, shared by 
father, mother, sister and brother, young Howard pushed his 
way to graduation. Alter Commencement he went to River 
Falls, Wis., to teach in the Institute of which his brpther-in-law, 
the Rev. Dr. Martin E. Cady, Middlebury^ '69, of Aurora, 111., was 
then Principal. With his teaching he studied law, and was 
admitted to the bar in 1873. He then went to Milwaukee, 
where, in partnership with Elias Huntington Bottum, Middle- 
bury^ '7^1 he practiced for three or four years, engaging mean- 
while to some extent m journalism. Returning to Vermont in 
1876, he assumed the principalship of the Slate Normal School 
;it Castlet(m, which he held until 1878. when he went to Shel- 
by ville, Tenn., in charge of the Normal and High School of that 

In 1 88 1 Howard began practicing law in Fair Haven, Vt. 
He at once look an active interest in every enterprise of that 
sturdy town, and was recognized as a leading intellectual spirit 
of the community. In 1882 he represented Rutland County in 
the Vermont Senate. As an index of his work in that body it 
maybe noted that he introduced a bill creating the town system 


of schools, which passed the Senate almost, or quite unani- 
mously, but was lost m the House. He was chairman of two 
committees, on Federal Relations and on Constitutional Amend- 
ments, the latter being in that Legislature, a most important 
one, since the Vermont Constitution can be amended only once 
in ten years. 

Receiving the appointment of United States Consul at Toronto 
in 1883 he took up his residence in that city, and served until 
relieved by President Cleveland in 1885. He then returned to 
Fair Haven and resumed the practice of the law. In 1888 he 
was again in the State Legislature, where he was a member of 
the Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Commi-ttee on 
Elections. As interesting to note in connection with this cam- 
paign, Mr. Howard was engaged for some weeks on the stump. 
expounding the principles of the Republican party, and had no 
thought of being a candidate himself, until at the close of the 
canvass he reached home and found himself elected to the Lee- 
islature. Immediately on the close of this, in some respects, 
very eventful session of 1888, he was called to the chair of 
History and Political Science in Middlebury College. 

The creation of this chair in the college and the call to Pro- 
fessor Howard to occupy it was not an accident ; as a student 
of history and of political affairs he was already widely kfiown. 
Many a town in Vermont and New York had listened with de- 
light and profit to his masterly discussions of historical prob- 
lems and current politics. As a teacher of such eminent suc- 
cess in the lecture field, Middlebury invited him to a place 
where he could develop a series of somewhat isolated studies 
and opinions into a system of teaching. The popularity of the 
teacher and the enthusiasm with which his students entered 
with their leader into every line of thought and investigation 
showed the wisdom of the action which directed his steps back 
aofain to his Alma Mater and demonstrated the soundness of 
those opinions he was engaged in expounding. 

As a student Professor Howard wns ever conscientious and 
painstaking. A fine and discriminating literary taste and a 
strong poetic instinct always characterized his speeches and 
writings. An incident of his college days well illustrates this : 
We were reading the Ars Poetica ; that clear, clean-cut, critical 


scholar Professor Albee was the teacher. Howard had been 
engaged on some literary work until the old college bell rang 
out its warning. Reading the lines as he walked to the class- 
room beside that unfailing fountain of classi cal knowledge, Bot- 
tum, he took his seat to see a card turned up and hear his name 
first called. It was one of Horace's figures; Howard's translar 
tion was so beautifully worded that the figure was passed and 
almost the entire passage of the day was rendered before the 
signal to stop reading was given. The whole class was listen- 
ing delightedly to the beautiful word pictures and the professor 
after the signal to stop reading sat a full minute in silence. 
Then nervously tapping with his little gold pencil and seizing 
another card he remarked: **You told the story admirably, 
sit down." 

Possessed of a vigorous constitution and constant good health, 
Professor Howard has always been capable of hard intellectual 
work. Of quick perceptions and ready adaptation to his duty 
his power of turning off work is great. His sympathies are 
strong and he always stood firmly by his friends, in their joys, 
their perplexities and their sorrows alike. In college he was a 
staunch Fraternity man, he believed thoroughly in the noble 
influence of right associations and advocated their cultivation. 
The genial Fulton left us early in sophomore year and Bot- 
tum. Hall and Howard made a trio that never for a moment 
was shaken. 

Nothing more need be said of this; his sentiments are voiced 
in song by every Delta U. collegian. Howard was a noble 
fellow ; he has become a grand man ; while we all send after 
him our hearty God-speeds we still urge him to come back and 
take up his chosen work again for with such spirits as he we 
want our American colleges manned. 

University of Minnesota. C. W. H;.ll, 

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Williams '42. 

Dr. Ballard was born in Framin^ham. Mass., October 18, 
T822. He prepared for collej^e at the Framingham Academy 
and at the school of his unclf, the Rev. James Ballard, of Ben- 
ningfton, Vt, and was graduated at Williams College. 1842, 
-with the first honors of his class Dr. Hopkins remarked to a 
friend, that *' His valedictory oration and address were the first 
which had not received a stroke of his pen in the way of criti- 
cism or change." 

During the firbt year after his graduation, Dr. Ballard was 
Principal of the Hopkins Academy, Hadley, Mass; The follow- 
ing year he was tutor of the freshman class of Williams ; having 
entire charge (as the custom then was), of the instruction of the 
class in all branches. During the year 1845-6, he was princi- 
pal of the first Academy in Grand Rapids, Mich. While teach- 
ing there he became interested in the Home Missionary Work 
of the region and devoted himself, the succeeding year, under 
the auspices of the Home Missionary Society, to organizing and 
conducting Sunday-schools with meetings for worship in a 
number of destitute frontier settlements. He was, the next 
year, instructor in the Ohio University at Athens, and upon the 
re-organization of the university in 1848, he was appointed 
professor of Latin, and so continued till called in 1854 to the 
chair of Rhetoric in his AIpui Ma/er— organizing the department 
and being its first incumbent. 

From his professorship in Williams, on account of illness in 
his family, he resigned in 1855, accepting a call to the profes- 
sorship of Astronomy, Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in 
Marietta College, against the earnest wish of President Hop- 
kins, and the entire body of students under his charge, as ex- 
pressed in the following petition and memorial, which the doc- 
tor still retains. Among the signatures of this paper the auto- 
graph of James A. Garfield is found. 

** The undersigned, students of Williams College, having 


learned with deep regfret that Professor Ballard contemplates 
dissolving his connection with this institution, beg leave to 
present to him this memorial and petition. 

*' That his connection here as instructor has been to us both 
pleasant and profitable, and we have always found in him the 
faithful and able teacher, and if he must leave, he will carry 
with him our profound respect and sincere affection. But we 
earnestly and respectfully petition, that, if it be at all consist- 
ent with his own interest and pleasure, he will consent to re- 
main, that we may still enjoy the benefit of his thorough in- 
struction and refined gentlemanly influence." 

From Marietta, where he expected to make his life work, (and 
where as an inducement to remain. President Andrews tendered 
to him the chair of Moral Philosophy), he responded to an urgent 
and repeated call from both faculty and people to the pastorate 
of the First Congregational Church in Williamstown. Mass., 
where he labored for seven years ; whence he went, in accept- 
ance of a unanimous call to the pastorate of the First Congre- 
gational Church of Detroit, Mich., remaining until 1872. While 
in Detroit, Dr. Ballard was invited by the trustees to the chair 
ol Moral Philosophy in Marietta College, but he felt constrained 
to decline the appointment on account of the attractiveness of 
his new field of labor and the special kindness of his Detroit 
parishioners in having just at that time made a large and unex- 
pected increase of his salary. In 1874, he was appointed pro- 
fessor of the newly established chair of The Douglass Profes- 
sorship of Christian Greek and Latin at Lafayette. 

After about two and one-half years, owing to the unexpected 
failure of funds, this professorship being abandoned. Dr. Bal- 
lard was transferred by the trustees to the chair of Moral Phil- 
osophy, to which, at the request of Dr. Cattell, was aaded that 
of Rhetoric. Dr. Ballard has in addition to his own depart- 
ments given instruction in Butler's Analogy, Political Economy, 
Evidences of Christianity and Consiitulion of the United States. 

Dr. Ballard gave one of the annual addresses on Founder's 
Day and the address of welcome on behalf of the falculty at 
the inauguration of Pre.^ident Knox, in which he paid this 
felicitous and and well deserved compliment to our Dr. March. 
**One dis!inc:vii*^hed educator inquires earnestly how English 


:an be elevated in ourcolleg^es to a larger share of instruction 
tnd study. But had our eminent New England inquirer only 
rondescended to come a little further South before asking his 
juestions, our own Anglo-Saxon Columbus would have been 
nost happy to show him, how, some twenty odd years ago, 
le himself stood that unsteady philological c^g on the broad 
able of his already historic class room.'' 

Dr. Ballard is the author of published sermons and addresses, 
of articles in theological reviews, and has been a frequent con- 
tributor to the newspaper press on both religious and secular 
subjects. He contributed the ** Introduction to Eusefius," in 
Dr. March's edition of that work and in 1890 published his 
** Arrows; or, the True Aim in Teaching and Study ;" a book of 
which Every Thursday said : 

** Beautifully printe*! and splendidly filled. It contains three 
lectures or addresses on the general subject of teaching by an ex- 
pert in the profession, of many years practice and eminent suc- 
cess. . . . The literary part of the work is done exquisitely 
and the whole book is charming.*' And the PresMerian^ **We 
think the professor has most judiciously said in a brief volume 
the very best that can be said on a theme so important, and has 
said it very clearly and attractively. It these are the methods 
at Lafayette College, surely no better place can be found for the 
securing of a good education." 

Some twelve years ago Dr. Ballard began earnest efforts to 
assist in increasing the endowment funds of the college. In 
this he was from the first kindly encouraged by the Hon. John 
I. Blair, first by a verbal promise of $5,000, and later, Oct. i, 

1880, by a conditional subscription of $10,000, which, Jan. i. 

1881, Mr. Blair increased unconditionalh' to the sum of $40,000. 
On the accession of Dr. Knox to the presidency, Mr. Blair, at 
Dr. Ballard's request, supplemented this by the additional gift 
of $i6,oco, for the purchase of the president's house. Toward 
the endowment of Dr. March's chair, in 1881, and later, Dr. 
Ballard has succeeded in raising $5,900, making in all, $64,900. 

Dr. Ballard's lecture, **The Release of Faith," in the summer 
of 1888, before the American Institute of Christian Philosophy, 
which was subsequently published in ''Christian Thought,'' was 
the occasion of his receiving an honorary decree ns Member of 


the ** London Society of Science, Letters and An." The deg^ree 
of D.D. he received from Williams. 

In the class room, and in his intercourse with students, he 
makes himself the friend of all. There is no student that has 
come in contact with Dr. Ballard, who leaves him without a 
profound admiration for his broad culture, and who feels that 
he is not the better for his refined and gentlemanly influence. 
Those who have had personal relations with him can not help 
being impressed by the warm interest and sympathy that he 
always manifests towards them. There are few in the faculty 
to whom the student desiring it can come into as close touch as 
with Dr. Ballard. 

Ilis mode of teaching moral philosophy in the senior year 
is particularly worthy of notice. By his intimate acquaintance 
with Mark Hopkins, he is enabled to elucidate with great clear- 
ness and accuracy many difficult points that come up in his 
former teacher's text books. He aims at making his teaching 
as free and unprofessional as possible, using the text book as 
he expresses it, '* as a perch from which to take a freer and 
wider flight." — The Lafayette. 

Union, '6o. 

Weston Flint was born in Pike, Wyoming County, N. Y., July 
4, 1835. His ancestors on his father's side were of German and 
Dutch descent, settling near Lake Otsego; his great-grandmother 
being one of the survivors of the Cherry Valley massacre. His 
mother was a Willoughby, and according to the meagre record 
most probably a direct descendant from the old English family 
of Willoughby de Broke and d'Eresby, and a romantic history 
is connected with the departure to the colonies in the time of 
Queen Anne, of the member of the family from which the Amer- 
ican branch descended. His grandfather on the mother's side 
was in the war of 18 12, and great-grandfather was a fighting 
parson at the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga. His grand- 
mother was a Wright, relative of Silas Wright. 

In 1837, his ffither, Nicholas Fhnt, removed to Great Valley, 
Cattaraugus County, N. Y., then almost a wilderness, and took a 



farm amid the pine forests, and it was to partial attendance 
upon the common schools of this reg:ion, and evening study at 
home, that the boy's early education was due. Work in the 
lumber woods by day, and often work at making shingles by 
night, was the life that developed energy and pluck. When 
seventeen he began teaching, after studying Latin and hig^her 
mathematics alone, having had no advantages but the district 
school, and much of the time not being able even to attend 
this school during the winter. Determined to have a liberal 
education, for some years he taught winters to pay expenses, 
worked on the farm summers, and then attended school 
autumns. In 1854, he spent part of a year at Randolph Acad- 
emy, N. Y., and in the autumn of 1855, began his course at 
Alfred Academy, then about being made into a university. 
Here he continued most of the time, paying his own way 
entirely, and graduating in 1858, in the teachers course, in the 
meantime taking a part of the college course. He was a mem- 
ber of the Alleghanian Society and of the Phi Mu, a short-lived 
organization, and took active part in the literary work of the 
societies, especially as editor of the society journals, in which 
were given some of his first efforts in verse. 

He was assistant to Professor Prosper Miller a part of the 
same year in Friendship Academy, and then entered Union 
College in the junior year, graduating in i860, in the classical 
course, in one of the largest classes which ever left the college, 
and received the A.M. degree in 1863. He was class poet and 
a member of the Adelphic Society and the Delta Upsilon Fra- 
ternity. Besides the regular course, he took a special course of 
lectures in Theology under Dr. Hickok, and studied Hebrew 
with Dr. Tayler Lewis, besides making quite a study of the 
Romance language?. During his senior year party feeling ran 
high in college and he was an anient Republican, and the day 
Lincoln was nominated he and S. R. Thaver, now United 
States Minister at the Hague, organized the first Lincoln club in 
the country. Soon after graduating he was urged as a candi- 
date for Scho«»l Commissioner, but fortunately for him was not 
nominated. He had charge of the school at Waverly. N. Y., 
and the next spring, he went down the Alleghany River on a 
raft and while landed at Georgetown, Beaver County, Pa., was 


placed in charge ot the schools there, from whence he was 
elected Principal of Seville Academy, Medina County, Ohio, 
where he remained a year. During vacation, while an invalid, 
and looking after the sick and wounded soldiers at the hospitals 
in St. Louis, he was appointed Ohio State Military Agent, 
and stationed at St. Louis, Mo., acting also part of the time for 
Michigan and New York. He was attorney for claims in St. 
Louis from 1866 to 1869, taking an active part in the politics of 
the State. 

True to the teachings of the anti-slavery spirit with which he 
was imbued, as he had helped to send arms to John Brown in 
Kansas while he was a student ; so in St. Louis he was a some- 
what active member of the underground railroad, helping slaves 
over into Illinois. Meanwhile he was nominated for the State 
Senate, but declined. For years he was one of the most active 
members and Chairman of the Republican Committee in St. Louis, 
and was one of the organizers and Secretary of the Southern Loy- 
alist Convention, at Philadelphia, in 1866, and look active part in 
the canvass that year. 

Dr. Flint was one of the small meeting at St. Louis, in Decem- 
ber, 1867, that suggested the name of General Grant tor Presi- 
dent, and he was a delegate to the Republican Convention at 
Chicago, in 1868, when he was nominated, and was chosen a 
member of the National Committee, but declined. In 1869-70, 
he became editor and publisher of the St. Louis Daily Tribune, 
His interest in science, as in all culture, made him the organizer 
and secretary of the second Board ot Geological Survey of Mis- 
souri for three years. In 1 871, he was appointed United States 
Consul at Chin-Kiang, China, where he took an active part in 
the discussions, made full reports relating to internal trade with 
that country, and by his energy largely developed American 
commerce. He studied the Chinese language and literature, 
and traveled extensively in the Empire. Returning from China 
at the end of three years, he engaged in literary work and lec- 
turing, and was with the Repubhcan National Committee dur- 
ing the campaign of 1876. Desiring to study law as a science, 
he entered the law class at Columbian University, receiving 
the degree of LL.B. in 1877, and LL 1878, and was admit- 
ted to the bar the same year. 


In 1877, he was appointed librarian and took charge of the 
Scientific Library of the United States Patent Office, where he 
remained nearly t?n years, during which lime, by his energy 
and well directed efforts, two lar<e catalogues were prepared 
and the library reorganized, indexed and made the best working 
library of its kind in the world. 

When the Civil Service law went into effect he was appointed 
one of the examiners and acting chairman of the Board, and 
had a large part in the work of organization. In 1887-8, he was 
with the Senate Committee investigating the operations of the 
Civil Service. In 1885, he received the degree of Ph.D. from 
his first Alma Mater. In 1889. when Dr. William T. Harris 
became Commissioner of the United States Bureau of Educa- 
tion, Dr. Flint was appointed Statistician of the Bureau. 

Beginning in his early school and college years, Mr. Flint 
has written a large number of excellent verses, under the 
pseudonym of Ik lopas, among these, '*The Old Flag," **The 
March of the Hours," beside a large amount of newspaper and 
other literary work. 

Dr. Flint is an active member of the Anthropological Society 
of Washington, having been for >ears the Secretary of the 
Council. He is a member of the American Historical Societv : 
of the American Association for the Advancement of Science ; a 
life member and member of the Council of the American Library 
Association : member of the American Folk Lore Society ; of 
the National Geographical Societv, and of the Society for 
University Extension. He, with many other college men, was 
specially interested in the organization of the first class of the 
Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, and as a prominent 
member of this first class took much interest in the scheme as 
an educational work. He is a prominent Mason, being a 
member of all bodies of the order up to the thirty-second de- 
gree in the Southern Jurisdiction, and was an intim.ite friend of 
the late General Albert Pike. He is a Congregationalist. and 
has been for many years, one of the most active superinten- 
dents in the Sunday-school work, and is at present the Secretary 
of the Sunday-School Ur.ion of the District of Columbia. 

Dr. Flint married, in 1883, Miss Lucy Romilda Brown, of 
Ohio, and has one child, We^ton Brown Flint, born 1884. 



Washington being ihe National Capital is necessarily a very 
cosmopolitan city, including among its inhabitants representa- 
tives from all parts of the country, dra\^*n hither by various 
motives all generally having some relation more ur less direct 
with the Government. Owing to the large increase lately in 
the number and character of the scientific bureaus required by 
the advancint^ needs of the nation, and which have been made 
the subject of governmental control, and also to the tendency 
to make this city a literary center by reason of the advantages 
afforded by its libraries, as clearly indicated by the recent 
founding of two great universities in our midst, Washington 
has gathered to itself a large contingent of college men from 
all parts of the country. This has resulted in the formation of 
a number of alumni associations representing various colleges 
and college iraternities. For some time past it has been the 
expressed desire of several of the most enthusiastic members 
of Delta U., residing in Washington, to form such an association, 
and Monday evening, April i8, witnessed at the Cochran Hotel 
the successful culmination of an effort made in this direction. 

Among its members in the city the Fraternity numbers Justice 
Stephen J. Field, of the United States Supreme Court, U. S. Sen- 
ators Morrill and Proctor, of Vermont ; Attorney -General W. H. 
H. Miller ; Judge Charles Cooper Nott, of the Court of Claims ; 
Congressmen Sereno E. Payne, Lewis Sperry and Charles W. 
Stone ; Solicitor-General Frank C. Partridge, of the State Depart- 
ment ; the Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Greene, of Calvary Baptist 
Church, and Colonel Weston Flint, of the Bureau of Education, 
the total number of resident members in the city being fifty- 
three. Among its honored dead it reveres the name of James 
A. Garfield, late Pn sident ot the United States. 

A large and very enthusiastic representation from this number 
assembled on the evening before noticed in the parlors of the 


Cochran and effected a permanent organization, electing as its 
officers for the ensuing year the following : 

President, Justice Stephen J. Field, Williams, 'I'j \ Vice Presi- 
dent, Colonel Weston Flint, Union, '60 ; Secretary, Delhert H. 
Decker, Cornell, '84 ; Treasurer, William F. Alden, Middiebury^ 
'89; Executive Committee, Dr. Otis J. Eddy, the Hon. FiankC. 
Partridge, Arthur H. Giles, Frank H. Hitchcock, Harvey A. 
Harding and Eugene A. Byrnes. 

The membrrs then adjourned to the dinmg room, where on a 
table arranged in the form of a Greek delta, an extensive and 
elaborate menu was served. It is a fact worthy of mention that 
at this table was represented one of the founders of the Frater- 
nity, Professor Zalmon Richards, of Williams, '36, and Ellis J. 
Woodruff, a visiting delegate from Rutgers, '93, the two extremes 
m age, comprehending between them a penod of fifty-seven 
years of the life of the Fraternity. 

The menu being disposed of Colonel Flint, to whom especial 
honor is due in organizing the association, assumed his pre- 
rogative as symposiarch and announced the following toasts : 
'*The Fraternity," the Hon. Sereno E. Payne, Rochester , '64; 
"Our Founders,'' Professor Zalmon Richards, Wi/Hams, '36; 
* 'Justice Our Foundation," the Hon. Frank C. Partridge, Amherst, 
'82; '* Fraternity, Politics and National Politics," the Hon. 
Charles W. Stone, Wil/tams, '63; **The Scientific Side of the 
Question," Professor Grove K. Gilbert, Rochester, '62; **The 
Undergraduate," Ellis J. Woodruff, Rutgers, '93; *'The Chap- 
ters," Dr. Otis J. Eddy, Hamilton, '68 ; "The Influence of Our 
Brotherhood," the Rev. Dr. S. H. Greene, Colgate, '7$: ''The 
Contagium of Delta U.," Dr. Theobald Smith, Cornell, '81 ; 'The 
Gold and Blue," Dr. S. S. Stearns, Co/dy, '62 ; **The Latest Thing 
Out — a Recent Graduate," William F. Alden, Middlebury, '89; 
'* Exegi Monumentum," Delbert H. Decker, Cornell, '84. 

Reminiscences of Delta U. were also given by Arthur H. 
Giles, Syracuse, '7S ; Dr. John R. Wellington, Cb/3y, '86 ; Frank 
H. Hitchcock, Harvard, '91, and the Rev. Theron H. Out water. 
Rochester, '75. Letters were read from Senators Morrill and 
Proctor and from Justice Field and a telegram of congratulation 
from the Harvard chapter. During the exercise a quartet, consist- 
ing of Messrs. Johnson, Harding, Byrnes and Giles, enlivened 


the entertainment by leading the society in various Fraternity 
3nd college songs. 

At a late hour the company separated amid mutual congratu- 
lations over the success of the first meeting and with feelings 
of renewed love and increased respect for their grand old 
Fraternity and for the principles upon which it was founded. 

The follo>('ing list comprises the resident members of the 
Fraternity : 

William F. Alden, MiddleburVy '89 ; Arthur W. Barrett, Amhetsi, 
'86 ; Frank A. Barton, Cornell, '91 ; Warren C. Benton, Williams, 
'43 ; Franchot H. Boyd, Rochesler, '92 ; Clarence Byrnes, 
Michigan, '87 ; Eugene A. Byrnes, Michigan, '84 ; Louis A. 
Coolidge, Harvard, '83 ; Delbert H. Decker, Cornell, '84 ; Sey- 
mour H. Dibble, Hamilton, '62; Otis J. Eddy, Hamilton, '68; 
Luther S. Elmer, New York, '81 ; Stephen J. Field, Williams, *i'] ; 
Weston Flint, Union, '60 ; Grove K. Gilbert, Rochester, '62 ; 
Arthur H. Giles, Syracuse, '78 ; Clarence N. Goodwin, Syracuse, 
'94 ; Samuel H. Greene, Colgate, 'j^ ; Percy Hall, Harvard, '92 ; 
Isaac Hamburger, New York, '81 ; Harvey A. Harding, North- 
western, '87 ; Charles J. Hedrick, New Fcrk, '74 ; Frank H. Hitch- 
cock, Harvard, '91 ; Romyn Hitchcock, Cornell, '72 ; Leland O. 
Howard, Cornell, '77; William H. Huston, Northwestern, '81; 
Harry W. Johnson, Williams, '91 : Rudolph Kauffmann, Amherst, 
'75 ; Harry G. Kimball, Amherst, '93 ; George M. P. King, Colh, 
'57 ; Robert P. Kinsell, Rutgers, '62 : John D. Lowry, Lehigh, 
'93 : William H. H, Miller, Hamilton, '61 ; Justin S. Morrill, 
Middlebury, hon.; Charks C. Nott, Union, '48 ; John H. 
Olcott, Brawn, '72 ; Theron Oatwater, Rochester, '75 ; Frank 
C. Partridge, Amherst, 82 ; Sereno E. Payne, Rochester, '64 ; John 
S. Poler, Williams, '43 ; Albeit N. Prentiss, Middlebury, '91 ; 
Redfield Proctor, Middlebury, hon.; Zalmon Richards, Williams, 
'36 ; Bela N. Seymour, Williams, '52 ; Theobald Smith, Cornell, 
'81 ; Moses P. Sneel, Amherst, '61 ; ElHs Spear, Bawdoin, '58 ; 
Lewis Sperry, Amherst, '73 ; Solomon S. Stearns, Colby, '62 ; 
Harrison L. Stidham, Cornell. '91 ; Charles W. Stone, Williams, 
'63 ; John R. Wellington, Cornell, '86 ; A. H. Giles, Syracuse, '78. 

A. H. Giles, 

Washington. D. C. Syracuse, '78. 


In response to a call for a meeting of the graduate members 
of the Tufts chapter of Delta Upsilon to discuss the question of 
organization and the general interests of ihe chapter, twelve 
men gathered in West Hall, Tufts College, on the even- 
ing of March 29. They were : Melcher, Hayes and White, 
'87 ; Crooks, Durkee, Robertson and G. F. Murdock, '88 ; French 
and Maxham, '89 ; Sewall, '90, and Brown and J. W. Putnam, 
'91. Letters of regret at not being able to be present were read 
from Fairbanks, '87, and Lamson, '89. 

After a general and informal discussion of the subject on the 
part of each man present, it was voted : **To form an associa- 
tion of the past members of the lufts chapter of Delta 
Upsilon/' The following officers were elected : President, Frank 
O. Melcher, *^'] ; Vice-President, George F. Murdock, '88 ; Secre- 
tary and Treasurer, Willis F. Sewall, '90 ; Executive Committee : 
the President, Secretary, and Robert P. Brown, '91. 

Considering how widely scattered and how busy our alumni 
are I was a good deal surprised at the attendance. Practically 
a third of all our alumni and a half of those within anything 
like reasonable distance responded in person to this sudden 
call. As many as possible of the members will get together at 
the Delta U. spread on class day ; but, as that may be a rather 
unfavorable time, because several of our men are teaching, it 
may be that no regular meeting will be held then. It will, in- 
deed, be impossible to hold meetings more than twice and per- 
haps only once a year. But when a meeting is held the ex- 
ecutive committee will present a constitution and a more perfect- 
organization wmII be effected. 

It was thought by some that we could probably not do better- 
than to hold our meetings in the fall in conjunction with ther 
regular chapter initiation ; thus accommodating ourselves and> 
at the same time making the initiation more of an affair. Th& 
remarks of the alumni indicated a good solid substratum of en- 
thusiasm ; and the chapter, too, is deeply interested in whaft: 
we have done and propose to do. All of which is encourag- 
ing. Fraternally, Willis F. Skwall, 
Tufts College, April 12, 1892. Tufts, '90. 


Since reviewing exchanges for our last issue we have 
received the following ; Arrow and Kappa Alpha Journal for 
December ; Beta Iheta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, Chi 
Phi Chaketty Kappa Sigma Cadtueus, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Record 
and Delta Tau Delta RainbTW for January ; Scroll, Trident, Alpha 
Tau Omega /'o/ot, Kappa Alp ha y^«r«<z/, Sigma Chi Quarterly, Phi 
Kappa Psi Shield and Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly for February ; 
Phi Kappa Psi Shield, Chi Phi C/iakett and Key for March ; Phi 
Kappa Psi Shield, Delta of Sigma Nu, Anchor a. Kappa Alpha Iheta 
and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Record U^x April. 

It is said that age depends upon feelings and appearance as 
much as upon years. If this be true, the IVident is not a babe. 
It is certainly not an infant, for its second issue has the steadi- 
ness and completeness of a veteran, meeting our expectations 
and fulfilling our predictions. The most attractive contribution 
to this number is an illustrated article on ** Student Life at Bos- 
ton University." The Arrow asserts, and with considerable 
weight, that an editor exists for the purpose of continual urging 
and prodding and plodding. In spite of great conscientiousness 
in the editorial bosom, egregious errors find their way into the 
pages of one's journal. In the excerpt from the University Bea- 
con, as quoted by the Trident, Poseidon masquerades as * * Rosri- 
den." This is almost as mortifying as the remarkable form of 
the motto of Tech, in the last number of the Quarterly, where 

it became ** Noos Kai Xeir," instead of Nous kai Cheir. 

* ^ » 

Again the Scrtdl has suffered from fire, which destroyed, on 
Jan. 26, the printing house of the publishers of that journal. 
The February number was entirely consumed, together with 
the file of back numbers and the convention records. Copy 
thrown aside was fortunately found in the editor's house, and 
the number was reconstructed and appeared, through the energy 
and enterprise of the editor, but a few days late. It contains a 


very readable sketch of Leland Stanford, Jr., University, and a 
recital of the founding of a chapter of Phi Delta Theta there. 
The article is illustrated by beautiful half tone pictures, dupli- 
cated since the fire. 

* * * 
The leading article in Beta Theta Pi is entitled ** Rutgers Col- 
lege and Beta Gamma," and is by the Rev. L. F. Ruf. Eighi 
pages are devoted to Rutgers College, and these arouse so much 
interest that the author thought the feeling would last until the 
reader had perused the one remaining page of the article, which 
is devoted to Beta Gamma. His information was not exten- 
sive, however, or his energy flagged ; for surely an enthusiastic 
brother ought to be unable to compress into forty-one lines a 
chapter history of twenty years, if the chapter ever amounted 
to much. While the organization was known as the Alpha of 
Alpha Sigma Chi it was not remarkable, to judge from report. 
Even absorption, in 1879, into Beta Theta Pi did not prolong 
its existence to any great length; for it died in 1887, ** dis- 
couraged by lack of Alumni support and disheartened by the 
chapter-killer's tirades in the Fraternity magazine," as Mr. Ruf 
states. Although we do not k low what was **the Fraternity 
magazine" to which he refers, the members certainly had little 
endurance. He adds : 

•*To the very last the men ranked high, for all three of the regular grad- 
uates of *85 were Commencement speakers ; one of them received Phi Beta 
Kappa, and each of the others took a prize. In '86 only two men were grad- 
uated, one of whom was Commencement speaker and received Phi Beta 
Kappa. In '87 there were no Beta graduates, but in *88 again the two gnid- 
uates were on the Commencement stage, took three prizes, and were elijii- 
ble or elected to Phi Beta Kappa. What chapter can show a better record ?" 

The question is easily answered. A far better record is shown 
by the chapter of Delta Upsilon, a Fraternity against whom 
Alpha Sigma Chi waged special war, and whose name is in- 
tentionally omitted by Mr. Ruf from his list ot Greek Letter 
Fraternities at Rutgers. 

The following is the record of the Rutgers chapter of Delta 
Upsilon in the classes of '85, '86, '87 and '88. In '85 the sole 
graduate was sophomore orator and commencement speaker, 
and elected into Phi Beta Kappa. In '86 all three graduates 
were commencement speakers, one of whom took fourth honor 


and Phi Beta Kappa, beside having been both sophomore and 
junior orator, and another took third honor and Phi Beta Kappa. 
In '87 all the six graduates were commencement speakers, 
capturing between them the first and second honors, also the 
valedictory and rhetorical honor, a sophomore oratory prize, 
the junior oratory prize, the Master's Oration, as well as ten 
other prizes ; all of them received Phi Beta Kappa. In '88, of 
the seven graduates, four were Commencement speakers, in- 
cluding the second and fourth honor men, the valedictorian and 
rhetorical honor man ; four w«re sophomore orators, four were 
junior orators; they captured the second sophomore ora- 
torical prize, the junior oratorical prize and five other prizes, 
and three of them received Phi Beta Kappa. 

Mr. Ruf further says: "Of her (Beta's) fifty four members, not 
all of whom graduated, nearly one-half were commencement 
speakers, and two first honors and valedictory tell to Betas." 
In response we have to say that of Delta Upsilon's one hundred 
members in her Rutgers chapter, during the same time, not all 
of whom graduated, fifty-eight were Commencement speakers ; 
and there fell to these men five first honors, eleven second 
honors, five third honors, six fourth honors and eight valedic- 
tories. It would be interesting to learn how other chapters at 
Rutgers will answer Mr. Rufs question, for we think the achieve- 
ments, which may be remarkable ones for Betas, are frequently 

This number of Beta Theta Pi is interesting in general and 
tastefully illustrated. 

The impression gained by the reader from a perut'al of the 
Sigma Chi Quarterly is that the Fraternity is a virile, prosperous 
and progressive organization. The February number is strong, 
interesting and voluminous. The chapter letters fill thirty-four 
pages and are temperate, full of news and catholic in spirit 
From the leading editorial we quote some comments on chap- 
ter management and meetings : 

*' There is no reason why a chapter should not demand the payment of 
its revenues as strenuously as a landlady, a tailor or a booK-seller. . . • 
No chapter should allow any man to leave its precincts without having met , 
his obligations to it. . . What would be more profitable than a quiz on 


the fundamental law of the Fraternity, or its history, and in the history of 
the chapter? . . The great subject ot renting or building a chapter- 
house needs only agitation in order to produce results. . . . The 
preparation of elaborate essays for the chapter meeting is generally not only 
undesirable, but almost impossible, on account of the regular duties re- 
quired by the faculty and the college literary society. But time may be 
found by fraternity men to prepare short sketches of interesting personal ex- 
periences and of travel, and humorous literary efforts treating of the afiairs 
of the chapter and its members. Extemporaneous debate on some familiar 
subject is also profitable, as is the reading of Shakespeare's plays, or other 
classics. A fertile field for off-hand study may be found in the departments 
of art and music, concerning which college men, as well as other men, 
learn so little, until they have opportunity to hear the great operas and 
oratorios, and see the treasures of art found in the best galleries of this 
country and uf Europe. It is a good thing to know the celebrated musical 
compositions, paintings, sculptures, buildings and historical localities of the 
world before post-graduate contact with life has taught the college man how 
ignorant he is on many of these subjects. The younger a man becomes a 
cosmopolitan, the broader will be his mind, and the more powerful his in- 

* * * 

The Arrow for December may be called an exchange num- 
ber, so liberally are the quotations from other journals employed. 
A short reminder regarding: an approaching convention, a 
rhythmic and graceful hymn, composed by Miss Julia E. Rogers, 
for usQ at the dedication of a new college buildmg, and a suc- 
cinct and scholarly essay on Iphigenia. by Miss Zoe Williams, 
come from Pi Phi pens. With these exceptions and that of the 
chapter letters, the greater part of the remainder of the number 
is composed of judicious excerpts from many Greek letter publi- 
cations. The editor honors the Quarterly by quoting largely 
from its pages. The issue is one of exceptional general 

* * "^ 

The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma, erstwhile the Star and Crescent, 
previously the Quarterly, began a new lease of life last January. 
Under a new chief, Mr. George W. Warner, its habitat was 
removed to Philadelphia, where the general influences of Broth- 
erly Love should foster and nourish it. It is amid discouraging 
surroundings, and in spite of a want of harmonious action 
regarding the new editor, that he publi^ihes this creditable num- 
ber. Conspicuous in it is a fine picture of the the main hall 



of Swarthmore College, an institution far too little known or 
appreciated. An article, illustrated by the picture mentioned, 
states that there are chapters of but three Greek letter fraterni- 
ties there, viz. ; Phi Kappa Psi, Kappa Sigma and Kappa Alpha 


* ^ * 

The Chi Phi Chakttt for January is a Convention number ; and, 
no less, a Grady number. The excellent and eloquent addresses 
at the banquet, alluded with respect and love to Henry W, 
Grady. The poet of the occasion says of him : 

*• We miss, to-night, the chief of lovely men, 

Like fitted Hallam, in his prime removed, 
Who toiled for brotherhood with lips and pen. 

And fell a martyr in the cause he loved. 
No cloak of office from his shoulders hung ; 

He wore no title, played no usual part. 
Yet left an epitaph on ever>' tongue. 

And found a sepulchre in every heart." 

Excerpts from several newspapers and periodicals, published 

at the time of the death of the great Georgian, are reproduced. 

The number is illustrated with his picture. From the oration of 

the Hon. W. E. Patterson we quote a striking paragraph : 

** It I were asked to define what influence will most surely shape the destiny 
of this country, I would name the college-trained intellect of its sons. And 
if I were asked to indicate the power behind the throne, the king-maker 
whose mighty arm shall place the crown of sovereijjnty on whichever line 
of thought it lists, I would select the Greek letter soci«*ties, which, like the 
haughty barons of old, if they preserve their vassalage to all that is great in 
the past, yet yield to the tyranny of naught that is unworthy in the present.*' 

The March Chakett is an excellent number. A handsomely 
illustrated article en Chi Phi (Southern Order) is the leading arti- 
cle. Particularly mteresting to those who have ** stolen a 
march " on other fraternities will be found the account of the 
organization of the first Chi Phi outpost in the Far West — that 
at Berkeley, Cal. It is written with the enthusiasm and strength 
of a veteran organizer. 

In acquiescence with the request in the January Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Quarterly, we are glad to publish the announcement 



that **The Dickey society at Harvard has no connection what- 
ever with the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.'* Great patience 
was exhibited toward this chapter for vears ; apologies, excuses 
and defences were finally abandoned and the elimination of 
this diseased branch was formally accomplished a short time 
a^o. The exercises of the Forty-fifth Convention, at Cleveland, 
Ohio, are chronicled in this issue of the Quarieriv, The lead- 
ing editorial discusses the alvisability of the use of chapter 
houses for the regular meals of members. The writer inclines 
to the opinion that the movement of fraternities to l>oard theii 
members tends to narrow college spirit, to increase exclusive- 

ness and to engen<Ier carelessness in dress and appearances. 

He says : 


The desifs^ns and purposes ot a Fraternity are not those of an eatini 
club/* and continues : **The purpose of a Fraternity is for the develop-^ — 
meht and perfection of an honest, serious, manly friendship. Its aim shoulc^ 
be a power for good in the college. . . . We think it well to have cha]^. 
ter-houses and for members to have ro*»ms in these houses ; even here 
there may arise a tendency toward exclusiveness ; but it is a per\*ersion. 
To add to this the hoiie table is to introduce exclusiveness itself. . . . 

•* Strange to say, Iraternity men are not wanting who say that the deport, 
ment of men at the table tends to degenerate where meals are taken in 
chapter-houses. When it is not necessary to go out-doors at meal time, it 
is very easy to sit down at the table in a smoking jacket or a jersey, and 
from the carelessness engend»*red of familiarity, many little laxities are in- 
dulged in and ignored that would never be tolerated without remark or the 
lifting of a brow at the commons. Perhaps it is pressing the matter too far 
to say that inability to get out to chapel and recitation have been known to 
increase since it has been possible to have a comfortable breakfast under 
the fraternity roof. This is a small thine, but it illustrates the trend of the 
modern movement. ' Despise not the day of small things,' i. ^., another 
way of saying, *Sow an act an<l you reap a habit, sow a habit and you reap 
a character, sow a character and you r<*ap a destiny.' 

** We think the greatest argument against this new departure in fraternity 
life is this tendency to exclusiveness ; it Ir-ssens the intercourse between 
members of one fraternity and those of another, and between them all and 
neutrals ; it makes the chapter-house a castle. A member leaves it less 
frequently for the reason that he finds all he desires within its walls. We 
think this tendency is not for the best. The vears in college are the years 
above all others when a man should round off the corners of his individual- 
ity, be it rustic or be it urban. He can best do this by coming in contact 
with men, and as many men as possible. lie can not do it by limiting his 
affections to one class or one fraternitv, and his fraternity should be the 
first influence to direct the proper exercise of his pf>wers, not to narrow it. 



Js the movement of the fraternities to board their members rationally 
adapted to the furtherance of a broader or of a narrower college spirit f " 

Several pag^es of the January number of the Ruord of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon are devoted to an account of last December's 
convention, banquet and excursion. Atlanta, Ga., entertained 
the delegates, and a royal time was the result. The manage- 
ment of the Record was wisely left in the hands of editor Cowan 
for another year. The number is embellished with a two-page 
picture of the delegates, as well as by other portraits. An inter- 
esting contribution to the April number is an article entitled 
** What Constitutes a Fraternity Man ?" The author thinks a 
candidate should be agreeable to all the members and an ener- 
getic worker, and that his moral and social standing as well as 
his scholarship should be sufficiently good to cause pride to 
dwell in the bosom of the brethren, and wisely decides that a 
chapter of six fraternity men, judged by this standard, is much 
more desirable than a chapter of twenty figure-heads. The 
writer mentions also a fourth point, which he deems almost 
essential, namely, the candidate should be entered for a full col- 
lege course. A fear that the Fraternity is not organized as 
closely as it should be arises in the mind of every one who reads 
that the membership in certain S. A. E. chapters is learned to 
be very small ** from other Fraternity journals " It is strange 
that chapters should dwindle without the knowledge of the Su- 
preme Council. There certainly has been a laxity of method in 
founding chapters, or carelessness in sustaining them, judging 
from the chapter roll. There are reported thirty-eight active 
and twenty-seven inactive chapters. Of the latter, one perished 
in 1861, and two in 1869. One of the active chapters is re- 
ported as ** practically dead;" ano'her, as ** reduced to one 
man ;" and a third as possessed of **only three men and an un- 
flattering outlook." 

* * * 

Kappa Alpha Theia grows apace. The portly April number 
is full of contributions, readable and enjoyable, Grecian, col- 
legiate or merely literary. Perhaps the most noticeable is a very 
interesting paper on '* Tolstoy and his Philosophy," by Miss 
Alston W. Dana. We quote a few paragraphs : 


<* To say that Tolstoy is socialistic and fanatical does not express the 
whole truth. The most recent of Tolstoy's books, especially those dealing 
with certain social questions — the 'Sonata* for example - show unmistakable 
signs of an abnormal condition of the intellect. Tolstoy has gradually 
withdrawn from the livingf world into the gloom, and as gradually and 
surely has the sunlight of this world gone out from this g^at and tender 

**Tolstny takes a particular case and argues to the general ; entertains a 
fanatic's idea ot society and of conduct and calls it a system of philosophy. 
He knows the conditions of life among the poorer people in Russia and 
concludes that the world is but a greater Siberia. tie pictures a man and 
wife who have neither ideas nor s>'mpathies nor tastes in common, and be- 
cause they do not enjoy the highest domestic felicity (a very natural thing) 
concludes that this is always the result of married life. T<jlstoy's reason- 
ing and observation are in this wholly wrong. In philosophy Tolstoy is 
an idealist ; further than this it will be as impossible to classify him as a 
philosopher as to classify John Brown as a reformer ; there was only one 
John Brown : there is but one Tolstoy. We a-e aware that what has been 
said, ctr all that has been said, will not be approved by all a Imirers ot Tol. 
stoy. It is vet a mooted question what some uf his most radical books 
teach. How much truth his theories will leave behind them to permeate 
gradually into society, or to be given shape and form by those who follow 
is impossible to say. But one thing is certain — that the r»pinions of so 
powerful, original and sincere a thinker can not be answered by a shrug of 
the shoulders, though we see nothing but chaos and anarchy in them." 

A curious contribution is a short historico-psychological study 
denominated '^The Wickedness of Blondes," and beginning 
thus : 

** For age«, or a long time at any rate, blonde-haired women have been 
lauded to the skies, while their more unfortunate dark^-r sisters have been 
pointed at often with the finger of scorn. The blondes have been held upas 
models to be copied ; the brunettes as examples ot depravity for the most 
part, to be avoided sedulously. Here enters one incog., ready to break a 
lance in defense of the much abu««ed dark portion of femininity." 

Then follows an examination into the color of hair and eyes 
of several ladies, ancient, mediaeval and modern, to wit : 
Elinor Pearcy, the murderess. Eve, Helen of Troy, Queen 
ElizabelTi, Lucrezia Borgia, LaHy Macbeth, Mme. de Pompa- 
dour, Elizabeth of Russia anil Isabella of Spain. These lad«es 
form a jrahxy of deceitful and desperately wicked blondes, 
types of the whole tribe of '* fair" women. The article closes 
with a most uncomfortable stanza from Meredith's *' Vampire," 
and the summing up of the case for the black-haired prosecu- 
tion, as follows : 


•* * For where the devil hath made his lair 
And lurks in the eyes of a fair youn^ woman, 
(To ^ieve a man's soul with her (golden hair. 
And break his heart if his heart be humaii,) 
Would not a saint despair 
To bt saved by hist or prayer 
From perdition made so fair ? ' 

"Black-haired and dark-eyed women are quick-tempered, generous, 
iealous most likely, but full of relenting and capable of being coaxed into or 
out of anything ; the delightful torment of any man who loves them, but 
whom they do not love too much. Love makes fools of them and they are 
ridiculously constant. The clear gray eye, the hair of flaxen or brown tint, 
the bloom of a tea rose on a delicate skin give the assurance of womanly 

*' But inherent faults may be overcome and the blonde when she is now 
shown the error of her ways and that she is known by the world now for 
what she is, will please confess she has known all alon^ that she was not 
nearly so innocent as she looked, and not nearly so good and sweet as peo- 
ple have been thinking she was. And let her not say that the world always 
has been helping her to be a hypocrite." 

The second number of the Palm, under the new manag^e- 
ment, is a good one. Our pleasure in the plain cover is less- 
ened by the announcement that a return to the use of the old 
pictorial agfgregation is contemplated. Within, the presswork 
is gfood and the paper handsome. The High Council invites 
bids from brothers in the publishing business to take up the 
printing of the catal(»gue, already some time delayed. This 
work is neither inviting nor lucrative. The following design 
has been suggested for a Fraternity flag : 

•• The flag to be in some respects like the Stars and Strioes. The stripes 
to be five in number, of alternate blue and gold. The upper left-hand cor- 
ner to be a white field with a green crescent above and three green stars 
and clasped hands beneath. The number of stripes corresponds with the 
number of Grand Officers, the number of the High Council, etc., etc. The 
shade of blue suggested is the very lightest. The shape of the field might 
be that of a Maltese cross. Or, instead'of the crescent, stars and hands, a 
green Maltese cross might be put in the white field. The primary idea is fo 
separate the blue and green." 

The satisfaction of Anchora at the admission of women to 
Yale University graduate courses is expressed in an editorial, 
which we quote entire : 


"One more masculine stron{^hoId has been bombarded. The enemy has 
weakened, and the women will enter the fort. However, the surrender ij 
not unconditional. Yale has opened her doors to women in the graduate 
departments, and this is a step in advance which is not to be under-rated, 
although the susceptible under- graduates are still to be protected from the 
demoralizing influence of the co-ed. The privilege granted is quite sufii. 
cient for the present ; it is the first step that is difficult to take ; having once 
broken away from the time-honored traditions and overcome prejudices fos. 
tered bv education and cherished through custom, it will not be long before 
all the barriers standing between women and Yale will be removed. It is 
safe to prophesy that the freshman girl will soon be as iamiliar a sight 
about the old halls of Yale as is the sophomore boy. The admission of 
women to the graduate departments dues not in itself me^ so much ; there 
will be no great influx of women, aspiring to the Ph.D., into New Haven. 
Comparatively few women have thus far undertaken extended graduate 
work, and these few are scattered throughout the country. The action is 
important in that it indicates a decided change in sentiment ; it is signiS- 
cant because it is prophetic of still greater changes. * Though the mills of the 
gods grind slowly* — in the East— yet they grind, and if the Eastern girls will 
wait with patience, and faith, they may yet live to see their daughters 
deliver the philosophical orations at the Ya!e or Harvard Commence- 

The sororities at the University of Wisconsin have almost 
decided a mooted queston, and solved a riddle of lon^ standing. 
The question, and the plan for its decision, are found in this 
quotation from ihe correspondent at Wisconsin : 

*' It is generally admitted that the very enthusiastic * rushing' the first 
two or three weeks of the college year, the hasty • bidding ' and the hasty 
decisions, are objectionable. These admitted as evils, the natural question 
aro&e : How can they be remedied, <»r at least modified? The question of 
postponing the date of • bid'ling' has beon submitted to the four women*s 
fraternities represented in the university. Diff"erent dates have been pro- 
posed : roDc earlier than six weeks after college opens, and none later than 
early December. It has been generally agreed also that could this plan be 
carried out viith an equally high spirit of honor by all the fraternities, it 
would be very beneficial in many ways. But there has been much discus- 
sion as to the entire practicability of such a scheme. As it now stands, 
Kappa Alpha Theta, Gamma Phi Beta and Kappa Kappa Gamma have each 
declared themselves unanimously in favor of the compact —of course with 
the understanding 'hat all the others would be equally btmnd. Delta Gam- 
ma has as yet given no decision.*' 

Pending the formation of such a compact, the wise virgins of 
Wisconsin Omega have pledged a prospective member of '<>6, 
whose name is announced with much satisfaction. 


A correspondent of the December Kappa Alpha /oumai has an 
orig^inal idea for a World's Fair Fraternity Headquarters at 
Chicago. It is nothing less than a Pan-Hellenic Building, 
" where a poor wandering Greek could feel absolutely sure of 
a sincere welcome." Basing his calculations on Mr. W. R, 
Bairds statement that 99,515 men have been initiated into 
the mysteries of the Greek Letter fraternities, the scribe thinks 
85,000 must be still living, and that of these 50,000 will give a 
small amount each for this project. He would have each sub- 
scriber send fifty cents or a dollar for procuring an elegant 
building, to be run as a club, if feasible. The February num- 
ber contains many good things. We clip a few fragments from 
a contribution entitled *'The Currency Question With the 

*• The college boy is the type of impecuniusity ; and, consequently, no 
matter how rhetorical the ritual of his Fraternity may be, he will not be an 
enthusiastic member of an order which keeps him always broke. > Hence, 
dues should be at a minimum. The financial department of the Fraternity 
in general and of the chapter should be conducted on the basis of rigid 
economy. Indeed Poor Richard's sayings are the best philosophy for the 
Lord of the treasury, whether he is to run a jjovernment, a Fraternity, or 
himself. Taxes should be proportioned to expenditures, and we should have 
no surpluses. We have recently had a stupendous illustration that an over- 
plus is a temptation to extravagance and folly which ordinary mortals can 
not resist. It is sure to be * blown in/ like the rest of a fellow's month's 
salary after his debts are all paid (and sometimes before). . . . 

**It will pay any organization which has any real purpose to accomplish to 
pay its officers and to pay them well. The time of a man who will be worth 
anything to his Fraternity as an officer is always a marketable commodity. 
And shoving a pen for a corporation with a Greek name strongly resem- 
bles the same performance when done for a corporation with any other sort 
of a name. Two of the officers of Kappa Alpha are properly provided for. 
The work that is being done for us by the present incumbents of the other 
two offices we would find it impossible adequately to compensate without 
materially increasing our resources. But hereafter we may not find others 
90 charitably disposed. . . . Nothing is so calculated to dampen the 
ardor which has been created by the initiate's reception into a chapter as the 
treasurer's request for his dues. As I said, money is always a disagreeable 
thing, especially when we have to part with it. It would be a better plan 
if the extra burden were placed on members of long standing. The truly 
equitable method, however, is for each member to bear an equal share of 
the expenses. 

**A frequent and just accusation brought against fraternities is that mem* 


bership in them is too costly. The g^eat inroads which are too often made 
on the pockets of the members are the result ot extravagance in chapter ex. 
penses. Atone college it may cost in all ten dollars to belong to a Fratern- 
ity, and at another fifty dollars may be the price of membership in the same 
organization. I suppose it is the universal custom to allow chapters to fix 
their own expenditures and to make assessments to meet them as they 
please. This certainly should be the case. ... It is not right to decoy 
a man who has figured out what his year's schooling will cost him, and pre- 
pared his resources accordingly, into a perfectly innocent looking organi- 
zation and then bleed him first and last tor fifteen or twenty dollars. But 
to the applicant for membership it should be said : * What we offer you here 
will cost you so many dollars ; the money, however, will yield you no tan- 
gible result ; but it will bring you joys and benefits which, though not as 
material as books or as clothes, are yet unique, profound and memor- 
able.' " 

¥ m 


In an article in the Scro// for February, entitled **Our 
Small Colleges," the statement is made: ** Princeton has no 
fraternities, Harvard has two moribund chapters." We fear that 
the chapter of Delta Upsilon though *' moribund," will be **an 
unconscionable while a-dying." It numbers forty-three men, is 
enthusiastic and united. Its histrionic ability, athletic prowess 
and scholarship are well-known. Two of the provisional four 
senior orations were assigned to Delta Upsilon, also two of the 
seven Bowdoin prizes. Eight of her '92 men are members of Phi 
Beta Kappa, one is permanent secretary of the class and 
another class poet. It has had the editor-in-chief of the Harvard 
Monthly^ for the last two years, as also the President of the 
Signet and of the Y. M. C. A. The first and second men in the 
three upper classes are Delta Upsilons. The chapter secured 
many places of honor and nearly $3,000 worth of prizes last 
year. Last November in Boston it gave the Fraternity one of 
the best conventions it ever had. ''Moribund " ? Perhaps so. 


l*heta Xi established a chapter at Cornell last February. 

Chi Phi has established a chapter at the University of Texas. 

Twenty chapters of Phi Kappa Psi occupy rented chapter 

Wittenberg College, Springfield, O., is awaiting an invasion 
by Sigma Chi. 

Sigma Nu has raised $i,ooo toward her chapter house at 
Emory College. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon has established a chapter in the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

The Lehigh chapter of Alpha Tau Omega was re-established 
in January with seven men. 

Alpha Delta Phi has entered the University of Minnesota 
with seven men. Westward, ho! 

Kappa Kappa Kappa, a Dartmouth local society, will build a 
chapter house during the summer. 

Theta Delta Chi entered the University of Minnesota on April 
27, with twenty-four charter members. 

Rumor has it that Alpha Delta Phi will soon charter an 
organization at Ohio Wesleyan University. 

Theta Nu Epsilon is reported to have been refused admission 
to Boston University. "Important, if true." 

Professor Pollens has been made an honorary member of the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity — The Dartmouth, 

Phi Delta Theta has lost a chapter by the return of her 
charter by the organization at North Carolina College. 

Sigma Chi was reorganized at the University of Kansas during 
the winter, but the chapter is still weak and uncertain. 

A chapter of Tau Beta Phi Sorosis was launched upon the 
waves of opposition at Tulane University last winter, by twelve 

Miss Jean Nelson, of De Pauw, who won the State and Inter- 
collegiate oratorical contest recently, is a member of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma. 


The Field chapter of the law Fraternity, Phi Delta Phi, has 
conferred honorary membership upon Miss Ag^es K. Murphy 
of the senior class. 

On March 5 Sigma Alpha Epsilon initiated eight men into her 
mysteries, who became the California Alpha chapter at Leland 
Stanford, Jr., University. 

The members of the Delta Phi Fraternity, living in Washing- 
ton City, recently held a meeting and organized the Delta Phi 
Club, celebrating the event by a banquet, 

Psi Upsilon's new song-book has appeared, edited by Mr. K. 
P. Harrington, of the Wesleyan chapter. The songs are saidto 
be excellent, as are so many of her old ones. 

The Pi Kappa Omicron Fraternity was instituted at Swarth- 
more College recently by a banquet of the active and honorary 
members at the Hotel Luvray, at Atlantic City. 

Kappa Alpha Theta has transferred its old Phi charter from 
the University of the Pacific to a recently organized chapter of 
young ladies at Leland Stanford, Jr., University. 

After a delay of a half year, the petitioners at Cornell are 
rewarded this month by the reception of a charter, and Kappa 
Sigma enters Cornell University with eleven members. 

Delta Chi, the new legal Fraternity established chapters at 
the University of Minnesota on Feb. 11, at the Albany Law 
School on Feb. 22, and De Pauw University on May 21. 

Phi Gamma Delta established a chapter in the University of 
the City of New York on Feb. 19. Fifteen men were initiated. 
This is the first chapter established in the university in twenty- 
seven years. 

The Delta Phi Club of New York has moved from the tem- 
porary rooms it has occupied since the sale of its former home. 
It is now located at 56 East Forty-ninth street. The new house 
cost $25,000. 

Pi Kappa Alpha, which entered South Carolina College, 
Columbia, S. C, with ten men, is the only fraternity repre- 
sented at that college which is not a member of the local Pan 
Hellenic League. 


The University of Minnesota has apjvlied for a charter from 
Phi Beta Kappa. There is an honorary society at the univer- 
sity known as Pi Beta Nu. Tufts College also seeks a charter 
from Phi Beta Kappa. 

A dispatch from Smith College says : **The pin of the new 
society, the Psi Kappa Psi, is a dainty affair of white enamel 
and gold, the shape being three triangles, each bearing a letter, 
joined together with a knot of gold in the centre." 

We learn that a *' Pan-Hellenic Banquet" was held by Phi 
Kappa Psi, Sigma Chi, Phi Kappa Sigma and Beta Theta Pi at 
Northwestern University in February. In classic Greek, **pan" 
means fl//; in modern Illinois Greek, '*pan" means nearly all. 

A branch of the Kappa Delta Society has been organized at 
Joh ns Hopkins. It is composed of undergraduate seniors, and is 
designed to occupy in the Hopkins a position similar to that 
which the Skull and Bones and Scroll and Key societies do in 

The Cornell University correspondent of the Palm states : 
"There are at present 1,489 in attendance at Cornell, divided 
as follows : seniors, 197; juniors, 234; sophomores, 317; fresh- 
men, 428; the rest are Graduate, Special and Law School stu- 

Xi has received notices of the expulsion of members from 
Psi Upsilon, Zeta Psi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. — Cornell letter 
to Chakett. This shows a healthy spirit among the Fraternities. 
It takes considerable moral courage to expel even a bad mem- 
ber from a Fraternity. 

Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, and some other fraternities pay 
the railroad fares of the convention delegates out of the general 
convention fund, and hence, despite their long chapter rolls — 
the former having fifty-nine and the latter sixty-six active chap- 
ters — there is always a large attendance. 

Kappa Alpha, at her convention in Ithaca in February, 
granted a charter to a chapter at the University of Toronto, 
which has since been established. This is the third Canadian 
chapter, Zeta Psi having established a chapter at the same in- 
stitution in 1879 and at McGill University in 1883. 


The Alpha Delta Phi and Psi Upsilon chapters at Rochester are 
discussing plans submitted by a number of architects for their 
new chapter houses which are to be erected this year. The 
former will stand in East Main street and the latter on part of 
the university property adjacent to President Hill's house. 

The Psi Upsilon Fraternity, of Washington, D. C, gave its 
annual banquet recently. The resident members and the in- 
vited guests numbered forty-two. The new officers of the club 
are the Hon. Joseph R. Huvvley, president ; W. G. Veazey, vice- 
president ; W. M. Hatch, secretary and treasurer. 

The Zeta Psi Club of New York, has moved its quarters to 45 
West Thirty-second street. It is the former home of Mrs. Liver- 
more, who was recently married to the Baron de Selliere. The 
club has bought most of the furnishings and fittings in the house 
and is making it one of the most attractive and cosy of the 
smaller club-houses of the city. 

Theta Nu Epsil®n depredations are frequent now. The 
timid shrink at the sound of the awful name, like the British 
**when Marion's name was told." After dark, about the 
campus, one can not tell whether the law of gravitation is re- 
versed or not. Would that some law of decency and respect 
might govern this most detested order. — Alleghany LetUr in Phi 
Kappa Psi Shield. 

The sixtieth annual convention of Alpha Delta Phi was held 
with the mother chapter at Hamilton College during the early 
part of May. At the public exercises, held in Utica, addresses 
were delivered by Franklin H. Head, '56, of Chicago ; Judge 
Alfred C. Coxe, '68, of Ulica, and the Hon. Clarence A. Seward, 
of New York, President of the Fraternity. A reception at the 
Buttertield House followed the public exercises. 

** Theta Delta Chi has declared war on that notorious sopho- 
more society, Theta Nu Epsilon. We have yet to hear the first 
good word concerning this society. It is everywhere recog- 
nized as a demoralizer, antagonistic to order and college disci- 
pline. It is utterly without a worthy principle or field of use- 
fulness ; it is a noxious weed in the Fraternity flower-bed. We 
warn S. A. E.'s where it is located to steer clear of it." — The 


The fifty-tirst annual convention of Chi Psi was held April 6 
and 7, at the Hotel Cadillac, Detroit, Mich. The convention 
did a lar^e amount of work and was well attended, delegates 
being present from every chapter. The Fraternity decided to 
re-establish the chapter at Union College, which has since been 
done. The delegates were entertained by the Chi Psi members 
of the Detroit Club. On the evening of the 6th the club ten- 
dered the delegates a sumptuous repast. Toasts and songs 
enlivened the scene and the occasion was a most pleasant one. 

There is a movement on foot to exhibit Fraternity badges, 
catalogues, magazines, and pictures of chapter houses at the 
World's Fair. Provision has been made for such display in the 
prospectus of the Department of Liberal Arts. Dr. Peabody, 
the former Regent of the University of Illinois, who is at the 
head of this department, has expressed an earnest desire to have 
a full exhibition from the Greek-letter fraternities of all that 
would be of interest, either to their own members or to the 
world at large. 

The fifty-eighth annual convention of Psi Upsilon was held 
with the Columbia chapter in New York, in the early part of 
May. Toward the close of the banquet, several delegates 
became so exhilarated by the ** Psi Upsilon Champagne" that 
it was with great difficulty that William H. Draper, M.D., 
the toast-master, could be heard. So loud was the shouting 
and laughter that some of the speakers pa jsed to inquire of the 
delegates whether it was their intention to listen at all. One 
speaker assisted in expelling one or two especially noisy dele- 

W^hen Ex-President Cleveland visited Ann Arbor, on Washing- 
ton's Birthday, he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity. It is said 
that considerable rivalry was displayed between the fraternities 
who have members in the law department, in their endeavors 
to secure Mr. Cleveland as a member. One Fraternity even 
went so far as to prepare a banquet for him, have a special 
pin made, and issue invitations to their prominent members to 
attend. — ^gis, A dispatch to the Eastern newspapers an- 
nounced that "the Sigma Chi Society is located in chiefly West- 
ern and Southern colleges, and has a membership of 6,ooo, all 
of whom are voters." 


The income of Colonel Dan Lamont, {Unions '72,) ten years ago was $15 a 
week. He is said to be earning to-day $100,000 a year. — N. V, Press, 

The March issue of the University Afa^^azim contained an illustrated article 
on " The Delta Upsilon Club of New York'' by Ellis J. Thomas, Williams^ 

Wanted. — Volume I. of the Quarterly. Any one willing to dispose of the 
volume will confer a favor by notifying the Ekiitor, 171 Broadway, New 
York, N. Y, 

The largest salary paid to any college president is that received by Presi- 
dent Jordan, (C7<?rff^//, '72), of Leland Stanford, Jr., University, the amount 
paid being $15,000.— Yale News. 

The Washington Alumni Association has started its career with a good 
deal of life and vim. The menu card of the banquet held at the Cochran 
Hotel was very neat and the most useful one we have ever seen. 

The Rev. Rufns Cushman Flagg, D.D., Middlehtay, '69, of Well's River, 
Vt., has accepted the presidency of Ripon College, Wisconsin, to which he 
has recently been elected. Dr. Flagg will be inaugurated at the next Com- 
mencement of the college. 

Ambert G. Moody, Amherst^ '92, will manage " The Northfield" hotel at 
East Northfield, Mass., this summer, and William B. Smith, Colgate^ '93. will 
be clerk. Henry Phillips, Syracuse, '93, will again manage the Pearl Point 
House on Lake George, N. Y. 

The Delta Upsilon Camping Association will hold its fourteenth annual 
camp during the month of August at Hulett's Landing, Lake George. All 
information desired can be had by applying to the Secretary, Frank P. 
Reynolds, New York, '90, at 29 Howard street. New York, N. Y. 

The Rev. Beniah L. Whitman, Browtty '87, was elected President oi Colby 
University, Waterville, on May 7, to succeed Dr. A. W. Small, resigned. 
Dr. Whitman is twenty-nine years old, a native of Nova Scotio and a gradu- 
ate of Worcester Academy, Brown University and the Newton, Mass., 
Theological Institute. 

Colonel Daniel Lamont, ([/nion, '72), will take a trip to Europe the latter part 
of May. The Colonel has been working too hard, without thinking of 
the physical strain. He is to be gone for six weeks or two months, and by 
that time will know whether or not his former chief in Washington is again 
to be the Democratic standard bearer, — A''. K. Press, 

At the alumni dinner of the New York Homeopathic Medical College 
held at Delmonico's on April 8. The Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, Brown, '80 



responded to the toast, •• The Clerjfy." Professor Selden H. Talcott, Ph.D., 
Jfamiiton '69, ''The Grippt*," and Professor Charles E. Hughes, ^r^w/t, *8i, 
"The Law." J. Marker Bryan, M.D., iVJw York, *86, had charge of the 
music and among other Delta U.'s present, was Professor W. Storm White, 
Manhattan '77. 

Senator Justin S. Morrill, {Middiebury, honorafy)^ of Vermont, passed his 
eighty-second year just as he is recovering from an illness which would 
leave most men ph ysically helpless at any age. The wonderful vitality 
which enabled him to subdue a dangerous malady at his age is due to his 
perfect habits of life. He has been thirty -seven years in the service of the 
Nation at Washington, and in all that period has been prominent as an un- 
swerving patriot and statesman.— iV. K. Herald, 

The Rev. S. E. Lane, DD , Union, '41, writes of his classmate, Judge 
David Taylor. •• All my recollections of him while we were associated in 
college are of the most pleasant character. He gave promise while in col- 
lege, and especially as a member of the Senate, organized at the suggestion 
of Governor William H. Seward, of all that he, in later years, so nobly ex- 
emplified in his life as a lawyer and judge. I remember him as one of the 
few students who was respected by all who knew him and loved by intimate 
friends. ** Sic Transit "— only that the noble and the good do not die." 

Dr. Selden H. lalcolt, {Hamilton '69), the Superintendent of the State 
Lunatic Asylum at Middietpwn, N. Y. said recently : ** I believe tliat base- 
ball is a homeopathic cure for lunacy. It is a kind of craze in itself, and it 
gives the lunatics a new kind of craziness to relieve them of the malady 
which afflicts their minds. I have noted our most, melancholy patients 
watching baseball play, laughing heartily and even immoderately at the 
mistakes of the players and the funny incidents of Ihe game. The free air 
which they breathe while sitting ar^^und the baseball field is beneficial to 
most of them, and I cultivate baseball both because I like it myself and 
because 1 believe it is beneficial to the asylum patients '*— ^V. K. Press. 

The Rev. Edwin K. Mitchell, {Marietta, ^78), a graduate of Union Seminary 
in 1884, after pursuing postgraduate studies in Germany and taking an ex- 
tended tour in Europe and the East, became pastor of the new church built 
by Mr. Flagler at St. Augustine, Fla. After a successful pastoral experi- 
ence, he resigned two years ago to resume studies in a specialty to which 
he had devoted his time in Germany. Although a professorship in the 
University of the City of New York, and the oresidency of Marietta College, 
from which he was graduated in 1878, were at his disposal, he has accepted 
a call from the Hartford Theological Seminary to the chair of Greco- Roman 
and Eastern Church history, and will begin hfs work there next fall.— .V. K 


November. — Treasury contained "I'he Relations of Science and Religion" 
by President E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D.LL.O., Rr<nvn, '70, and "The Lack 
of Prayer for Missions" by Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57. 

February.— The Christian^at-Work of the 4th, contains *»The Real Japan** 


by William Elliot Griffi*?, D D.. Rutgers^ '69. The issue of the I2th has ''The 
Battle With the Higher Critics * bv Arther T. Piereon. D.D., HanUHon, '57. 
Education contains an article .on "Shall and Will** by Professor William S. 
Liscomb, ^r^xiw. '72, of T"k!o, Japan. Th« University Magazine contains 
the portrait and a sketch of the life of Dr. Gabriel Grant, Williams^ '46, and 
an illustrated article on ''The D^lta Upsilnn Club of New York** by Ellis}. 
Thomas, WilliamSy *H8. The CAristianat- fVorJk of the 17th, contains "The 
Christian Manhood of Spur§jeon*'bv Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., //ami/ton, '57. 
The issue »»f the 24th, has **The Fifth Commandment -for Girls !** by John 
M. Hull, Midd/edury, '77. The Harvard Monthly contains ''The Amber- 
Witch** by William Vaug^hn Moody, Harvard^ '93. Ihe Missionary Review 
oj the Wipr/f/ contains ** London and lis Missions'* by Arthur T. Pierson, 
D.D., Hamilton^ '57, and "Orgfanized Missionary Work and Statistic-*'* by the 
Rev. Delevan L. Leonard, Hamilton^ '59. 

April. — The yourtial of Analytical afui Applied Chemistry contains "A New 
Water Ov^en and Still*' by Profebsor Herbert M. Hill, Hamiltofi, '7q. The 
Atlantic Monthly coTxiaiin'A "Literature and the Ministry'' by Professor Leverett 
W. Spring, D.D , lVilliams^*6^. The Mi ssiotwry Review of the Pf'i^r/t/ contains 
"The Departure cf Charles Haddon Spuigeon" by Arthur T. Pier- 
son, D.D., Hamiltony '57. "Motives of Missions Among the Heathen'' by 
Henry E. Robins, D.D.,LL.D., Colby ^ honorary^ and "Organized Missionary 
Work and Statistics" by the Rev. Delevan L. Leonard, Hamilton^ '59. The 
Mail and Express of the 2nd contains a sermon "What*s in a Name** by the 
Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, -5r<7T£//i, *8o, accompanied bv his portrait and a sketch 
of his lite. The same paper in its issue of the i6th contained a biographical 
sketch of the Rev. W. N. Dunnell. by Dr. Albert W. Ferris, New York, *78. 
The Cetttury contains "The Wyoming in the Straits of Shimonosvki*' by 
William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers^ '69. The Popular Science Monthly con- 
tains "A^assiz at Penikese*' by David Starr Jordan, M.D ,LL.D., Cornell ^'jt. 
The Mail ami Express of the 30th c mtained a long article on "Rutgers Fe- 
male College of the City of New York." by Dr. Albert W. Ferris, AVw York, 
'78. The Congregationalist of the 28th, contains "A Present Saviour' by George 
R. Leavitt, D.D., Williams, '60. The Christian-at-Work of the 7ih, con- 
tains "Why Not Begin Now** bv Lucius E. Smith, D.D, Williams, '43 The 
Homiletic Review contains "Easter Week'* by the Rev. Justin E. Twichell, 
D. D., Amherst^ '58, and "Helps and Hints, Textual and Topical by Arthur T. 
Pierson, D. D., Hamilton, '57. 

May. — Treasury coDX^iws a sermon, "Theudas ;" " An Ancient Personage 
with Modern Lessons,*' by the Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, Brown, '80, and 
"Thoughts on the Quesiion of the Day,*' by Martin D. Kneeland, D.D., 
Hamilton, '69. Scribner's Magazine contains "The S«K.ial AwakeninjEj in 
England,*' bv Robert A. Woods, Amherst, '86. The Lafayette contains the 
portrait and biographical sketch of Professor Addison Ballard, D.D., Will- 
iams, *42. The Missiotmry Review of the World qoi\Ss\x\% "The Departure of 
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Part II.. * by the editor, Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., 
Hamilton, *57. 'Ihe Congregationalist of the I2th contains "Sunday Labor 


and the Railroads," by the Rev. Samuel W. Dike. LL.D., IVUiiams, '63. 
HomiUtic Rnrirw contains a sermon, ** Loving God with the Mind*' by the 
Rev. Edward T. Tomlinson, Ph.D., Umon^ '80, and *' Helps and Hints, 
Textual and Topical," by Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton^ '57. The 
Harvard Monthly contains : •* The Lady of the Fountain," by William 
Vaughn Moody, Harvard^ '93; "The Light-Keeper," bv Robert Morss 
Lovett, Harvard^ '92, and •• Aspects of Walt Whitman, * by Hujjh McCulloch, 
Jr., Harvard^ '91, and David S. Muzzey, Harvard, *93. The New York Sun of 
the 29th contained a five-column article entitled *' The Claimant in 1892; 
Political Imposture Analyzed. A Searching Examination of Grover Cleve- 
land's Pretensions to a Third Nomination." By the Hon. Joseph O'Connor, 
Rochester^ '63. The Congregationahst of the 26th contains ** The Gary Centen- 
nial," by the Rev. Delevan L. Leonard, Hamilton, '59. 

June — The Magazine of American /^x/^r^ contains ** The Relation Between 
the United States and Japan — a Translation,*' by William Elliot Griffid, D.D., 
RutgerSy '69. The Homiletic Review cont<iins ** Preacher and Painter," by 
Professor T. Harwood Pattison, Rochester honorary. The Missionary Review of 
the World contains " The Great Call of God to His Church," by Arthur T. 
Pierson, D.D., Hamillon^ '57, and •* The Origin of Missions in America," by 
the Rev. Delevan L. Leonard, Hamilton^ '59. Christian at- IVorh contains 
"A Hundred Years of Foreign Missions," by the Rev. Delevan L. Leonard, 
Hamilton^ '59. The Northwestern Odd Fellow Revieiv contains a poem, 
•* Who," by Professor Henry S. Baker, Middlebury, '67, and also a portrait 
and sketch of his life. The Ladies^ Home Journal Qoni^^ns a poem, ** Com- 
pensation,' by Professor Abram S. Isaacs, Ph. D., New York, '71. 

Pamphlets and Books.— "An Index Digest of the Reports of Cases 
Decided by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts from Quincy to 
150 Massachusetts Reports Inclusive," by William Vail Kellen, Elsq., 
Brown, '72. "Plane and Solid Geometry," and "Academic Algebra," 
by Professor Edwin A. Bowser, LL.D., Rutgers, *68. "Handbook of 
Rhetorical Analysis," and "The Practical Elements of Rhetoric," by 
Professor John F. Genung, Ph.D., Union, '70. "Brief in Case of 
Bacon vs. Shakespeare," by the Hon. Edwin Reed. Bowdoin, '58. 
•* Suspension of the Power of Alienation and Postponement of Vesting " by 
Stewart Chaplin, Brown, '82. " Cases on Torts, Selected and Arranged for 
the Use of Law Students in Connection with Pollock on Torts " by Professor 
Francis M. Burdick, Hamilton, '69. " The Case of the Western Cherokees," 
an opinion from the U. S. Court of Claims delivered by JuHge Charles 
Cooper Nott, Union. '48. " Report ot Proceedings ot the Twenty-first Anni- 
versary of the First Congregational Church of Crete, Neb., and Sermon by 
the Pastor, the Rev. William P. Bennett, Williams, '62. "University of 
Kansas, Experiment Station, First Annual Report of the Director," Francis 
H. Snow, LL.D., IVilliams, '62. The "Sunday-School Lesson " department 
in the Young Men^s Era is conducted by Walter B. Jacobs, Brown, '8«. 
"Bulletin oi the N. Y. State Museum: Preliminary List of New York 
Unionidal" by William B. Marshall, Lafayette, '85. 


Union, 87, in Winona, Minn., on December 13, 1891, a 
daughter, Ruth Griswold, to Mr. and Mrs. William M. Camp- 

Amherst, '84, in Buffalo, N. Y., on March 20, 1892, a son, 
Preston Rogers, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Basseit. 

Cornell, '83, in Elmira, N. Y., on April 25, 1892, a son, Wray 
Bowman to Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Hoffman. 

Marietta, '78, in Cincinnati, O., on March 26, 1892, a son to 
Mr^ and Mrs. Harley J. Steward. 

Syracuse, 89, in Delaware, N. Y., in February, a son, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles S. Robertson. 

Lafayette, '85, in Wilkesbarre, Pa., recently, a son, Ethelbert 
Wadield, to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Moon. 


Rutgers, '88 in the Clinion Avenue Congregational Church, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.. on Thursday, May 5, 1892. Martha, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Turner, to George Perry Morris, 
of the Co7igregationalist, Boston, Mass. 

Marietta, '81, in Marietta, Ohio, on Tuesday, April 5, 1892, at 
the home of the bride's parents, Enid, daughter of General and 
Mrs. A. J. Warner, to William H. Slack, of West Superior, Wis. 

Michigan, '85. in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday morn- 
ing, March 3, 1892, at the residence of the bride's parents, 
Marguerite, eldest daughter of Major and Mrs. Malcolm M. 
Moore, to Professor Nathan D. Corbin, of Lansing, Mich. 

Michigan, '89, in Battle Breek, Mich., on Wednesday, March 
2, 1892, Miss Adelaide Peary to Charles E. Decker, M.D., 
surgeon in the U. S. Marine Hospital, San Francisco, Cal. 

Michigan, '91 in St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, May 9, 1892. 
Helen Lucy, daughter of Judge Seymour D. Thompson, of the 
St. Louis Court of Appeals and Editor of the American Law 
Revie-iV, to Charles Wilbur Middlekauff, Esq., of Lanark, 111. 

DEATHS. 235 

Northwestern, '93, in Wichita, Kan., on December 29, 1891, 
Miss Rilla Taylor to Charles S. Aldrich. 

Columbia, '90, in the First Presbyterian Church, Yonkers, N. 
Y., on Thursday, April 28, 1892, Edith Hulbert, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. E. J. Elting to Albert Brace Pattou of Chattanooga, 

Lehigh, '90, in Vincennes, Ind., on March 28, 1892, Miss 
Mignonne Kelley to Franklin Clarke, Jr. 

Syracuse, '83, in Waterloo, N. Y., on Thursday, April 14, 
1892, at the home of th3 bride, Miss Lida Story, Vassar, '89, to 
George E. Zartman, Esq. 

Syracuse, '93, in Ansonia, Conn., on Tuesday, May 17, 1892, 
at the home of the bride. Miss Walters to Henry Hoar. 


Union, '39, in Crete, Neb., on February 13, 1888, George 
Bugbee, a charter member ot the Union chapter, aged 75 years. 

Colby, '63, in Palestine Bridge. N. Y., on December 8, 1891, 
of heart failure, the Hon. Marcellus L. Stearns, ex-Governor of 
Florida, aged 52 years. 

Middlebury, '73, in Parsons, Kans., on January 24, 1892, Wil- 
lis H. Utley, aged 47 years. 

Rutgers, '90, in Cross wicks, N. J., on April 16, 1892, Professor 
Edward Thorn Middleton, of Rutgers College, aged 24 years. 

Brown, '69, in Cambridgeport, Mass., recently, the Rev. 
James McWhinnie, D.D., pastor of the First Baptist Church of 
that city, aged 52 years. 

Colgate, '88, in Brooklyn, N. Y., on April 23, 1892, of peritoni- 
tis, Irving Alonzo Douglas, aged 27 years, of the editorial staff 
of the New York Tribune^ and brother of George W. Douglas, 
Colgate, '88. 

Trinity, '73, in Buffalo. N. Y., on February 25, 1892, Profes- 
sor Ralph Hart Bowles, Jr., a charter member of the Trinity 
chapter, and son of the Rev. Ralph Hart Bowles, Trinity, 
honorary, aged 41 years. 

Northwestern, '81, in Ottowa, Kan., on April 13, 1892, the 
Rev. Frederick Porter, a charter member of the Northwestern 
chapter, aged 44 years. 

In M8m0riam. 

Union, '41. 

Among the many who have reflected honor upon the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity, few have been more conspicuous than 
David Taylor. Justice of the Supieme Court of Wisconsin, who 
died at Madison, Wis., April 4, 1891. 

He was born in Carlisle, Schoharie County, N. Y., March 11, 
18 1 8, and graduated from Union College in the class of 1841. 
He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, which indicates 
his high standing as a student. After studying law in Albany, 
N. Y., he was admitted to the bar in 1844, and after two years* 
practice at Cobleskill, N. Y., he came to Sheboygan. Wis., 
where he resided during twenty-five years. In the practice of 
his profession his high character and legal knowledge com- 
manded the respect of the bar and the confidence of his fellow 
citizens. After serving as Supervisor and as District Attorney, 
he was elected a member of the Assembly in 1853 and of the 
State Senate in 1855. I" ^858 he was elected Judge of the 
Fourth Judicial Circuit, and filled that position for ten years. 
Near the close of his judicial term, he was again elected to the 
State Senate. A constitutional question arose as to his title to 
a seat in that body, because he was elected before the expira- 
tion of his judicial term. The Senate exercised its prerogative 
of determining the qualifications of its own members and con- 
firmed the choice of the people, holding that his election was not 
unconstitutional, because his senatorial term did not commence 
until after his judicial term had expired. At the end of his 
senatorial term he removed to Fond du Lac, Wis., and resumed 
the practice of law with the Hon. J. M. Gillett as a partner. 

In 1876, Judge Taylor was appointed by the Supreme Court 
one of the revisors of the statutes of the State — a task involving 



three years ot most laborious work. It is generally conceded 
that no man in the State was better fitted by temperament, 
training, habits and experience than he, who in addition to all 
the other qualifications, added a capacity for hard mental labor 
which very few men have ever po*<sessed. His services in 
connection with this revision of the statutes are regarded by all 
as of the greatest value, and by none were they more highly 
spoken of than by the able lawyers associated with him in the 
important work. 

In 1877, when the number of Ju-itices of the Supreme Court 
was increased from three to five, Judge Taylor was elected one 
of the two new justices, and look his seat on the supreme bench 
in April, 1878. At the expiration of his first term he was re- 
elected for the term ending January i, 1896. About the middle 
of this term, death closed his long, laborious and honorable 
career. His associates on the bench discovered no weakness 
of mental power after he had passed his three score years and 
ten. A man of great physical strength, he worked on with the 
vigor and industry of his early manhood, until a few hours be- 
fore the end of his long life. At a meeting of his professional 
brethren the Hon. William F. Vilas, now United State? Senator 
from Wisconsin said : ** Heaven vouchsafed him an end befit- 
ting his life. No idle years of inane wasting or sinking by 
disease in slow mental decay. But, while still in the strength 
of manhood, without lingering, pain or burdensome contempla- 
tion of the coming change, after that full dav's toil which was 
his wont and joy, he was called to his rest as the laborer, re- 
turning home at night, seeks repose of Nature as reward of 
honest doing." 

Justice Taylor was a Whig in politics until the organization 
of the Republican party, when he acted with that party,* as 
representing the principles which he believed conducive to the 
welfare of his country. He was never a partisan. As a citi- 
zen he was active in all measures tending to promote the gen- 
eral good ; as a neighbor he was kind and considerate ; he was 
happiest in his home — an affectionate husband and father 
He was married at Convis, Mich., in 1848, to Miss Mary 
Salome Callender, who survives him. They have seven chil- 
dren — John, William, Mary, Jared, David, Alice and Alma. 


Chief-Justice Cole, at the meeting of the Bar, called to honor 
the memory of Justice Taylor, said : ** He was as concientious 
and faithful a judge as ever occupied the bench in any country 
at any time ; and all know, how with his heart and soul, he 
endeavored to do his entire duty in his office. He was univers- 
ally respected and admired for his pure life, his integp*ity of 
character, his independence and tireless industry. To him 
severe mental labor seemed to be a joy and delight. He cer- 
tainly never shrank from any, however toilsome. * « * 
There is nothing eccentric or visionary in the views which he 
took of all questions and he eminently was * Rich in saving 
common sense.'" 

Madison, Wis. John G. McMynn, 

Waiiams, '48. 



Ralph H. Bowles, Jr., died suddenly from apoplectic stroke 
at his home No. 77 Mariner street, Buffalo, N. Y., on Thursday, 
February 25, and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn on Monday, 
February 29,after appropriate services held in the Church of 
the Ascension, at which the rector, the Rev. Dr. Hitchcock, 
officiated, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Berry. 

Brother Bowles was born in Taritfville, Conn., in 1851, and 
received his preparatory education largely at the hands of his 
father, the Rev. Ralph H. Bowles, Trinity, honorary, now in- 
cumbent of the parish of Fashua, Conn., near Bridgeport. 

He entered Trinity College, at Hartford, Conn., in 1870, and 
was one of the charter members of the Trinity chapter of the 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity, which flourished like a green bay 
tree'for a few years then faded away under the unfortunate state 
of affairs which grew out of the sale of the old college g^rounds 
and buildings to the State and the transfer of the college to a 
new location in the suburbs, accompanied as it was by many 
changes which dulled the interests of early day alumni in their 
Alma Mater, 

During his college career Brother Bowles was an active 
worker in the chapter and was instrumental in establishing a 


local fraternity paper of which he was appointed editor. A 
weekly issue was prepared under his direction which was read 
at each meeting of the chapter. 

After being graduated in 1873 Brother Bowles took up the 
profession of teaching, and in the subsequent years has held 
the place of Superintendent of Public Schools in East Douglass, 
Nass ; Bennington, Vt. ; Salamanca, N. Y., and other places 
Three years ago he came to Buffalo and established a private 
school which he built up to a condition of gratifying success. 

He was confirmed in the Episcopal Church during his col- 
legiate days in the college chapel by Bishop Williams, and upon 
settling in Buffalo connected himself with the Church of the 
Ascension. He was an active worker in the Brotherhood of St 
Andrew and in the Laymen's League and a Mason in good 

His was one of the most beautiful characters which it falls to 
the lot of man to encounter. He molded his entire career on 
the motto of our Fraternity Dikaia Upoiheke and the broad char- 
ity toward all which his Masonic creed taught. His hand was 
ever ready to help the weak or lift up those who fell. His 
whole life was open as a book and a living exemplification of 
our other motto, Ouden Adelon. 

He leaves a widow, Miss Laura J. Hill, of East Douglass, 
Mass., and an aged father. 


COLGATE, '88. 

Irving A. Douglas, of the Tribune stafif, died yesterday from 
peritonitis at his home. No. 95 2 A Greene avenue, Brooklyn. 
He was born in Naples, N. Y., in 1865. His father was the 
Rev. S. J. Douglas, a Baptist clergyman, who now lives in Ber- 
lin, N. Y. Irving A. Douglas was educated at Madison (now 
Colgate) University, and was graduated with honor from that 
institution in 1888. He took the Lewis prize and delivered the 
Latin salutatory oration at commencement. During the senior 
year he was the editor-in-chief of the Madisonensis^ the college 

From boyhood Mr. Douglas took an interest in newspaper 


work, and before his graduation from college he was employed 
on the Ulica Morning Herald and the Troy Daily Times. He 
became a reporter for the Tribune in August, 1888, and a copy 
editor in January, 1889. ^^ was attacked by peritonitis about 
a week ago, and was apparently on the road to recovery when 
his condition changed for the worse on Friday. 

He was a man of attractive qualities, with extreme modesty 
and quiet demeanor. He was regarded by his associates on 
the Tribune as an unusually lovable man, and one whose 
abilities gave promise of winning for him an honorable and en- 
viable position as a newspaper worker. Never robust or 
active, he was most laithful in his work and attentive to his 
duties, and by his superior ability and industry advanced 
steadily in his work and in the estimation and friendship of his 
associates i 

Mr. Douglas was married in 1890 to Miss Hattie F. Saunders. 
George W. Douglas, of Brooklyn, Albany correspondent of the 
Brooklyn Eagle, and C. H. Douglas, of Keene, N. H., are his 
brothers. The funeral will be held at Mr. Douglas's home in 
Brooklyn this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The Rev. S. G. Nelson, 
Pastor of the First Baptist Church, which Mr. Douglas attended, 
will officiate. The body will be taken to Oneonta, N. Y., for 
burial there to-morrow. Brief services will be held there by the 
Rev. C. C. Pierce, a former classmate of the dead man. — N, Y, 
Tribune, April 24, i8g2. 

Whereas, our brother, Irving Alonzo Douglas, of the class 
of eighty-eight, has been removed by death from the circle of 
our alumni, who are indeed absent from our sight, but who are 
present in our memory and love, we, the Colgate chapter of the 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity, desire to express publicly our deep 
sense of loss, our high esteem for the character and talent of 
him who is gone, and our heartfelt sympathy with his sorrow- 
ing family. 

Charles H. A. Wager, '92, 
Frank O. Belden. '93, 
Clifford Stark, '94. 
Committee on behalf of the Colgate Chapter, 



The opening of the term found us all at college, excepting Brother Edson 
who has gone to Tennessee to spend the spring and summer. Brother 
Bartlett, '95, who was detained at home last term by sickness in the family, 
is with us again. 

Once more the best term of the year has come. The natural beauties 
about Williamstown, situated as it is on a slight elevation at the centre of an 
almost unbroken circle of hills, make this by far the most attractive season 
of the year. 

It is now that all college life is at its height. Again we are watching our 
ball team and anxiously comparing its work with that of our old rivals, 
Amherst and Dartmouth . Our prospects seem somewhat brighter than last 
year, hut it will take a great amount of hard work on the part of the team 
and backing from the college to play the successful game. In looking back 
over the last few years, it seems that baseball and football are rapidly ab- 
sorbing our interest in track athletics ; this has undoubtedly been due to 
our lack of success recently. 

The most marked event in our social life during the past year has been 
the formation ot a chapter of Delta Tau Delta, which combined with the 
establishment of a chapter of Theta Delta Chi at the close the college year 
of '91, has made a material increase in our fraternity roll. Naturally all 
the fraternities have been stimulated and to an unwonted competition gen- 
erally. In the general enthusiasm base ball teams have been organized in 
some of the societies. Delta U. among them, and it is probable that games 
will soon be played. Our President, Dr. Carter, left some time ago to travel 
abroad until the coming fall. The Thompson Chemical Laboratory is 
nearing completion ; it will supply a long-felt want in this department. 

The senior's cap and gown tell us that Commencement will soon be here. 
Already we feel the time drawing near when another delegation shall have 
completed its course, and we are laying plans for men in '96. That all our 
chapters may have a successful rushing season, is the wish ol the Williams 


The Union chapter is glad to be able to report a prosperous year. It 
numbers eighteen men now, our last addition being George Westcott, of the 
class of '95, from Sumter, S. C. We expect to take in at least one more man 
before the close of the present college year. Brothers Crandall, '94, and 
Whipple, '95, on account of sickness, were unable to return this term. 
Delta U. expects to secure more than her usual quota of prizes next Com- 
mencement. Our relations with the other Greek letter fraternities repre- 
sented here are exceedingly cordial. In all social, literary and athletic 


organizations connected with the college, Delta U. is well represented. 
Rumor has it that efforts are being made to revive the dead chapters oi 
Theta Delta Chi and Chi Psi, Union College being the alpha chapter of 
each, and Chi Psi has been successful. It is expected that General Butter- 
field, the organizer of the new lecture course, will be the next Chancellor 
of Union College. This lecture course is going to be one of the features ot 
Union for the next college year. There are prizes, aggregating about a 
thousand dollars, offered for the best extracts of the lectures. 

Brother Homer 6. Williams has been appointed valedictorian of the 
senior class, and Brothers Alexander Orr and George H. Furbeck have also 
been appointed on senior stage. [Ttiese men are appointed because being 
among the ten highest in the class.] Other appointments are : junior stage, 
Brother George M Bowns, '93 ; sophomore stage. Brother Joseph N. White, 
*94 ; Veeder extemporaneous contest, Brothers Eklward M. Burke, '93; 
and George M. Bowns, '93 . 

We hope that any of our brothers who pass through Schenectady will 
stop of! and see as. We are always glad to welcome a Dalta U. 


Tlie term which lately closed witnessed several changes at old Hamilton. 
Ttie curriculum has been extensively broadened in the elective work of 
junior and senior years. Two additions have been made to the faculty. 
Mr. Charles B. Rogers, of Utica, as special lecturer will give an elective to 
the seniors on the Silver Question. The chair of Intellectual Philosphy and 
Hebrew has been filled by the appointment of Brother William H. Squires, 
*88. Brother Squires has, since his graduation, completed the course at 
Auburn Theological Seminary, and studied a year at Berlin and Leipsic. 
He is the third Delta U. who has become a member of the faculty this year. 
The others are Brothers Warren D. More, '88, assistant professor of Rhetoric 
and Elocution, and Melvin G. Dodge, '90, Librarian and t^tor in Mathe- 

Brother Isaac L. Best, '95, who was seriously ill last term, has gone to his 
home at Broadalbin, N. Y. He will return and enter with '96 in the Call. 
Brother Everett, '94, was called home during the early part of the term by 
the death of his mother. He will return next term. 

In the election of Commencement officers Delta U. was represented by 
Brother Fay, president of campus day. Brother Shepard, poet class day, 
and Brother Jones, executive committee. It is too early to say anthing of 
prizes and honors yet. But we expect Delta U. co maintain her usual 


The spring term opened with everything propitious at Amherst The 
new Pratt athletic field is the main source of attraction this term. One of 
the strongest teams ever representing Amherst on the diamond is in the 
field this spring. 


Brother Hunt, who was injured while at practice last term, has sufficiently 
recovered to play his usual strong g^me behind the bat. Brother Jenkins 
is a sure candidate for the freshman nine, which is this year to play the 
Harvard, Yale and Williams freshmen. Brother Raley as president of the 
athletic association is energetically at work organizing the team which we 
tniai will again win the pennant at the inter-collegiate meet at Springfield. 
Brother Crockett was last term chosen an editor of the Student board. 

The billiard table which was purchased and placed in the house last term 
has proved to be a pleasing acquisition. The selection of men for the vari- 
ous oratorical contests of the term have been made and Delta U. has 
representation; we also expeci a representation on the commencement stage. 


We, Delta U.'s, with all other loyal students at Adelbert, are now rejoicing 
in th^ proposed enlargement of our university. Active steps are being 
taken towards the establishment of departments in Law and Dentistry. The 
propK>sed School of Law is attracting much attention, in the Western Reserve 
at least, and meets with general approval from the bar of Ohio. It is to be 
modeled on the most approved plan, with a carefully arranged curriculum 
of three years, and every effort will be made to render it the equal of any 
law school in the country. It is intended to open next September, and 
there are already many applications for admission. 

On the evening of March i occurred the inaugural exercises of Dr. Mat- 
toon Monroe Curtiss, Hamilton^ *8o, Professor ot Philosophy. 

Delta U. in Adelbert is still close after a large share of college glory. In 
February four equal honors were awarded to members of the junior class, 
of which Brothers Ford, Preston and Stilson secured three. The same lucky 
men also had the honor of being among the six speakers at the junior exhi- 
bition on the evening of April 6. 

On March 28 we added to our number Edward Scott Claflen, of '95. After 
the rite of initiation the chapter sat down to a well-spread board ; George 
Eisenhard, '93, held the seat of honor, and enthusiasm and joviality ran 

We are sorry to say that we have lost one of our number, for the time 
l>eing at least. Brother E. E. Johnson, of '94, has been compelled by sick- 
ness to leave college for this year ; but we expect him back again in the 


Delta Upsilon begins the spring term at Colby with the loss of two members 
from the class of '94— Archie N. Frost to finish his course elsewhere, and 
Victor A. Reed to begin the study of medicine. We miss them here, but we 
know that they will be true Delta C men wherever they may be. 

We are still holding our own in college honors. In the junior debate in 
March, Brother Fairbrother did credit to himself and to his Fraternity 
Brothers Tuthill and Kleinhaus have been appointed to take part in 
the contest for the sophomore declamation prize. In athletics we are rep- 


resented on the university baseball team and shall have representatives in 
the inter-collegiate tennis tournament. 

The social standing of Delta Upsilon here, was never so high as it is to- 
day. Everywhere our men our winning favors among their associates for 
their manliness, their morality, and their adherence to the grand old motto, 
" Dikaia Upotheke." 

The chapter is greatly elated over the election of the Rev. B. L. Whitman, 
Browriy '87, to the presidency of the university. 


Though we have not been heard from since the Christmas issue of the 
Quarterly, we have nevertheless been enjoying excellent health as a chap- 
ter during the meantime. Not only have our meetings maintained their 
high character, but also in colle^;e afiairs Delta Upsilon has upheld the repu- 
tation which she has previously gained at Rutgers. 

In the midst of our prosperity, however, we have been recently called on 
to mourn the death of one of our brothers from the class of '90, Edward 
Thorn Middleton. who died after a brief illness at his home in Crosswicks, 
N. J., on April 16. Brother Middleton entered the class of '90 in the sopho- 
more year and upon his graduation was appointed instructor in physics and 
electricity in the college. In both places he had won the sincere regard of 
students and professors, and to us who have known him in the still more 
intimate relation as a brother in Delta U. his sudden death causes especial 

The preliminary trial for the junior exhibition took place on April 27. 
Among the thirteen contestants two were Delta U.*s, both of whom were 
among the eight successful speakers. These men are Brothers Isaac Mes- 
sier and Ellis R. Woodruff. 

Our members are well represented among the honorary places of the 
senior class. Robert S. Winn was one of the two composers of the senior 
play entitled "The Triple Alliance," which was rendered with great suc- 
cess by the class of '92 on May 6. For class day, James W. Thompson is 
poet; James B. Thomas, author of the ivy ode, Harry K. Davis delivers the 
address to the president, while Winfred R. Ackert is one of the committee 
of arrangements. Robert S. Winn in addition is Scarlet Letter historian of 
the senior class. 

On the Varsity baseball team we are represented this year by two mem- 
bers—Frank M. Van Orden, '93, and Hi>ward DeMott '94. Eight of our 
members pass out of active membership with the close of this term. 
Eighteen men, however, still remain to begin the work of a new year with 
fresh zeal for Delta U. 


During the last quarter nothing has interrupted the prosperous course of 
the Brown chapter. The average amount of chapter work has been done 
in a creditable manner and the social and fraternity spirit has been strength- 
ened. Never have more successful ** Publics** been given than those of 


the present year. The musicale of February 6 was a grand success. The 
musical talent of the chapter received many flattering compliments for the 
pleasing progpram rendered. Our second Public occurred April 29 and 
the program was of the nature of a class day burlesque. 

As class day approaches preparations are being made for the fraternity 
spreads. The Delta U. committee has been chosen and arrangements are 
well under way. It is expected that the spread will l>e given in the suite in 
South University Hall. The class day committee of '92 are making every 
ef!ort to make the day a success. 

At the preliminary contest for selecting the debaters for the Hicks Prize 
(open to juniors) two of the four successful competitors were brothers 
Learned and Llewellyn. Speaking of contests we are reminded that the 
college baseball nine is in a condition to cheer the hearts of Brown men. 
With Woodcock taking a Post Graduate course and the same in-field, Brown 
has a strong team. 

The chapter is happy to welcome Brother Frost, who has entered '94, from 
Colby. He will be a worthy acquisition to the chapter. Not only is the 
undergraduate interest wide-awake, but the local alumni are showing new 
enthusiasm. The agitation for a chapter house is spreading so that it is not 
unlikely that in the near future the chapter will have a home in which all 
brothers of the Fraternity will be welcome. 


The opening of the spring term finds us a prosperous and enthusiastic 
chapter of Delta U. Brother Wager, '92, who has been absent for a time on 
account of poor health, has been welcomed back and will graduate with his 
class. We will miss some of our number, who are necessarily absent part 
of the coming term, but those of us who remain will endeavor to keep up 
the usual interest in the work of the chapter. It is our purpose to maintain 
a high standard of scholarship, and also enter fully into the athletic and 
social life of the university. Our tennis courts are in excellent condition, 
and some of our chapter are becoming quite expert in manipulating the 
racket. We have representatives on the recently formed •* Rod and Gun 
Club ;'* and our university nine, which enters the field with enthusiasm and 
hope of winning new laurels, contains the usual number of Delta U.*s. The 
vacation trip of the glee and banjo club was a grand success in every way. 
The manager, instructor and four members of the club wear the <* Gold and 

Brother W. H. White, '93, represented the chapter on the junior exhibi- 
tion this year. The sophomores gave the annual entertainment in the 
opera house on the evening of April 21, and it has been pronounced one of 
the best ever given. It consisted of a Greek play arranged by Dr. 
Andrews, and a second part which was the product of sophomoric genius. 
Every Delta U. in the class had a part in the entertainment. 

Several of our chapters accepted the invitation to attend the annual recep- 


tion of the Syracuse chapter, and returned with many praises for the royal 
manner in which they were received and entertained. 

The chapter of Phi Kappa Psi has purchased a fine site in the village 
and expect to erect a beautiful chapter-house in the near future. We have 
the best wishes for the success of the worthy enterprise and the future 
prosperity of our sister chapter. 


Since our last report the chapter has initiated Messrs. Joseph F. Folsom, 
T., '92 ; Charles B. Aujrur, T., '92, and Robert R. McKee, L., '93. With 
these additions we number twenty-two. We have already several members 
ot the incoming class of '96 in view, and expect a good delegation from that 

With four fraternities established here it seemed as though the field was 
fully occupied, but other fraternities evidently think otherwise. The 
Epsil<>n Chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity was established in 
March with twenty-one members, of whom fourteen are in the professional 
schools. It is reported that another fraternity will enter next year. This 
movement on the part of outside fraternities is probably due to the expected 
growth and expansion of the university when it removes to its new site in 
upper New York . This removal is now practically assured and we shall 
probably have something definite to say in regard to it in our next letter. 

Delta U. continues to receive its share of honors at the university. Of 
eight commencement honors conferred, she has three, Brothers Perry, 
Rudolph and Weed ; Psi Upsilon also has three, Zeta Psi, one, and the 
neutrals, one. Ot five Phi Beta Kappa men elected from the junior class, 
one is a Delta U., Brother Isaacs, one Psi Upsilon, one Delta Phi, and two 
neutrals. Brother Rudolph was appointed to the Founder's Day Debate and 
in the estimation of the judges bore ofl all the honors, receiving first prize. 
Brothers Abbott, Penfield, Clarke and Crossett were entered for the spring 
games of the athletic association and won prizes for us. Brother John W. 
Hutchinson, '93, delegate from the university to the Inter-collegiate 
Athletic Association, was elected a member of the executive committee of 
the association, a much coveted position. Brother Hutchinson is a gradu- 
ate of Swarthmore, where he had much experience in managing athletic 


Our chapter is proud of its newly painted, newly papered, and newly car- 
peted hall. These improvements, made last term, have turned our apart- 
ments into a place of beauty and good cheer. The rooms are now so attrac- 
tive that we have had at least one alumnus at every meeting for several 
weeks. Their presence is always encouraging to the undergraduates and 
tends to enlarge the idea of a fraternity as generally conceived by students. 

Near the close of last term we had the pleasure of initiating a new fresh- 
man, Rorebeck by name, who had received <* bids'' from all the fraternities 
represented in the college. This new victory added to our already success- 



tul campaig^ning, has more than fulfilled our most sanguine expectation of 
last September. 

We have given three informal companies since the writing of the last 
letter to the Quarterly. These occasions have given the members a good 
reputation among the fair sex for entertaing with ease. 

We will lo:>e seven men the coming commencement, but already have a 
strong delegation of pledged men to assure us of the future prosperity of 
the chapter. 


At this season of the year the university is active and full of vim, vigor 
and vengeance. Baseball is the sport, and judging from the hundreds of 
students, who congregate on the campus every afternoon, each one is taking 
a personal interest and pride in the 'Varsity team. From the high grade of 
material to be selected from, it is more than probable that the team will be 
stronger than it was last year, and its victories still more numerous. To 
our Eastern friends, we say, ** beware.'* 

The glee and banjo clubs make their annual tour to the far West during 
the spring vacation. In their concerts given thus far, they have made a 
creditable showing. With the university's successes in all lines, come re- 
verses and unexpected disasters. Professor Campbell, profesaior of Metal- 
lurgy, met with a very sad and serious accident lately, while engaged in 
some original work in gas analysis, an explosion occurred, resulting in the 
loss of both of his eyes. 

It is reported that the university, next year, will have to part with several 
of its most prominent professors. Professor Adams has received calls from 
Johns Hopkins, Cornell, and Leiand Stanford, Jr., universities, while 
Professor Kelsey, Professor of Latin, has been sought by the authorities of 
Cornell. Chicago also has had a hand in tempting several others, but, so 
far as we know, none have yet been led astray. 

The chapter seen^s to be in touch with the season and is in a healthy, 
growing condition. Two men were pledged to us last week— one, Mr. 
Hunt, '93, — and another who will enter college next fall. Our enrollment 
at present is twenty-five with good prespects for an increase of three before 
the year is ended. 

The program committee, in < harg^ of the literary programs, endeavors 
to vary the exercises as much as possible, and frequently Hnds itself at a 
loss to know what to call for. Two years ago a successful minstrel show 
was given in our parlors, and another was demanded this year. The 
musically and jocosely inclined got together, and on the evening of April 
16, in the presence of most of our alumni and active chapter, gave a second 
performance. Minstrelsy may seem to some a low grade of literary work, 
and an unfit and unprofitable feature to introduce into a literary meeting. 
We disagree. Try it and you will find that its advantages are much more 
numerous than you had anticipated. For another evening's entertainment 
the committee has arranged for an examination of the entire chapter on 
Fraternity and chaoter history, and on the constitution and by-laws. 


We have been complimented the past month by visits from our own 
alumni and from Delta U.*3 of other chapters. Brother Harris, '91, teacher in 
the Saginaw High School, spent his spring vacation with us. Brother W. 
A. Greason, '79, principal of the Grand Rapids, Mich., High School, and 
Brother Carman, ^84, professor of Natural Sciences in the same school, 
were with us April 9. v»'e were also pleased to form the acquaintance ot 
Brother Hamilton, Brown^ *88, who called here on matters of business, and 
Brother Wood, Amherst^ '92, a member of the Amherst Glee Club, which 
sang here April 5. 

Nothing does us iWrA/]^r7« fellows so much good as to have the oppor- 
tunity of knowing and entertaining Delta U.'s from other colleges. Let no 
one pass over the Michigan Central R. R., or come in the direction of Ann 
Arbor without stopping oft. 


The /^rtrz^ar^/ chapter has been looking: forward all winter to returning 
the visits of neighboring chapters made at the lime ot the convention by 
putting a dramatic company on the road. It seemed, however, that such a 
proposal would excite too much opposition from college authorities and 
th*»reforc Harvard's histrionic talent has to content itself with such 
honor as it may gather in its own countrv and among its own kin. Not so, 
let it be hoped, with the athletes. Although Tufts declined our challenge 
in football at the last mi:mte we hope for better luck in baseball. There is 
no reason indeed, why a series of games between Tufts^ Technology^ Brown 
and -^arz/an/ should not be possible. 

The chapter still continues to retain its firm hold on Phi Beta Kappa. 
Seven '92 men are elected and three '93 men are of the first eight from the 
junior class, two of them being at the head of the list. 

The plan of an advisory committee for the ctiapter composed of graduates 
which was mentioned in the last number but one of the Quarterly was 
defeated after rnuch discussion. The chapter refused to grant the powers 
which the graduates deemed necessarv for the success of such a committee 
and the matter was dropped for the present. Nevertheless, it may be con- 
fidt ntly asserted that such committee is necessary for a society which pro 
po«»es to retain its original character in the face of such changes as Harvard 
is passing through. 

The initiation of new members is to occur shortly when the chapter will 
depart from its usual custom and take in several men who are just complet- 
ing their freshman year. The chapter found itself compelled to face the 
alternative— either to become a jufiior and senior society or to represent all 
stages of academic life. It has chosen the latter course and all the places 
which are to be filled in its ranks are to be given to freshmen and sopho- 
mures. This is a protest against the general tendency of Harvard clubs which 
is to confine themselves rather closely to class limits. During the past 
year the chapter has had, in a total membership of forty-three, only tour 
sophomores and no freshmen. The coming year will see, in all probability, 
a large sophomore delegation. 



Aithouj^h no letter appeared from fVisconsin in the last number of the 
Quarterly, we are still active and enthusiastic for Delta U. Since our last 
communication nine men have been added to our chapter roll, giving^ us a 
total membership of twenty -six. Our new men are : James E. NeCollins, 
'92. Hazel Green, Wis. ; Paul S. Reinsch, '92, Madison, Wis. ; Spencer D. 
Be»-be, '93, Sparta, Wis. ; Robert B. Dunlevy, *9J, Sparta, Wis. ; E. Ray 
Stevens, '93, Janesville, Wis. ; Barton L. Parker, '93, De Pere, Wis. ; Paul 
M. Schumann, '95, Portage, Wis.; Theodore P. Schumann, '95, Prairie du 
Chien, Wis. ; Philip A. Bertrand, '95, Superior, Wis. Dunlevy, '93, is a 
grandson of the Rev. Philo Canfield, IViiliams^ '36. Of the new members, 
Renisch is managing editor of the y^gis ; Parker and Stevens general edi- 
tors, and members of the Badger board ; Stevens is also a member of the 
Athenaeum joint debate team ; Beebe, member of the executive committee 
of the athletic association, and on the base-ball team. Now that the rushing 
season is over, there is more opportunity for friendly intercourse between 
the different fraternities. Last year an inter-fraternity baseball league 
was formed, and the same plan is to be continued this year. Much interest 
centres in athletics at present, owing to the reorganization of the different 
athletic interests of the insMtution under one management, controlled by a 
general executive committee, which has the power to make all appoint- 
ments. Recently, too, the Northwestern Intercollegiate Athletic Association 
was formed, composed of tde Universities of Michigan, Minnesota, Wiscon- 
sin and Northwestern University. The scheme provides for a baseball and 
football league between the colleges repres:;nted, and takes effect next fall. 

At the last meeting of the Board of Regents formal announcement was 
made of the establishment of the new School of History, Economics and 
Political Science, under the directorship of Dr. Richard T. Ely, of Johns 
Hopkins. We are are also pleased to note that Dr. Edward Kremers, *88, for 
two years instructor in pharmacy, has been called to the head of that 

On the whole, our chapter is enjoying very prosperous times. Regular 
meetings are held and perfect unanimity prevails among all our members. 
The literary programs receive much attention, consisting each evening of 
one or two numbers of the quartet, declamations and a paper or debate 
upon some political subject. Two of our members are out of college this 
term ; Newton, '94, is at his home in Sparta, and NeCollins, '92, is 
instructor in mathematics in the State Normal School at River Falls, Wis. 


Since our last letter our Alma Mater has had to mourn the loss of two of 
her staunchest friends and benefactors. On February 14, the Rev. Charles 
Elliott, D.D., LL.D., passed quietly away at the age of 77 years, after a 
short illness. He was a graduate of the college in the class of 1840, of 
which he was valedictorian. Among his classmates are William Henry 
Green, D.D., LL.D., of Princeton Theological Seminary and Thomas C. 


Porter, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Natural Science at Lafayette. Dr. Elliott 
was the author of many works on iheologjical questions ; for years he occu- 
pied the chair of Biblical Literature and Exegesis in the Presbyterian Theo- 
logical Seminary at Chicag«>, and since 1SS2 has been professor of Hebrew 
in his A/ma Mater. On March 26 Ario Pardee, President of the Board of 
Trustees and the founder of the Pardee Scientific Department died. Coming 
to Pennsylvania and settling at Hazleton at the opening of the anthracite 
coal trade in that region, Mr. Pardee from small beginnings became very 
wealthy. He made large use of his means tor the benefit of his fellow men, 
his gifts to Lafayette College alone aggregating half a million dollars. At 
the time of his death he was 81 years of age. Both these men in their rela- 
tions with the college have shown many manly and sterling qualities, and 
their loss is mourned by all who knew them and by those who with them 
loved and still love our Alma Mater. 

We have been visited since our last report by Brothers J. Warren Angle, 
'89, A. H. Van Cleve and C. E. Walters. '90, and W. J. Karslake, '91. 
Brother Sokuma Yamada, '91. who has been with us since the first of the 
year lelt Easton on March 23 and on April 6 set sail from Vancouver, 
British Columbia, for his native land on the steamer Empress due at 
Yokohama April 21. The best wishes of the chapter go with Brother 
Yamada who has ever inspired our highest esteem and aflection. May he 
prosper in his old home in the Land of the Rising Sun. 

Brother Dare, '92, is busily engaged in the management of our baseball 
team. A. A. Tyler, '92, has bf'en elected president of the chapter for the 
present team. Brother Reifsnyder at the head of the Melange board exf>ects 
soon to publish to the world the result of the labor of himself and his asso- 
ciates in a volume worthy his editing. Brother Edwards, '94, has been 
elected to the editorial staf! of the Lafayette. Brother Hanson, '94, in the 
mid-winter sports took the first prizes in the running high kick and putting 
the shot. After enjoying the rest of our Easter vacation we have already 
advanced several weeks in the work of the closing term and alrea%iy see 
commencement times approaching. To all our sister chaplers we send our 
warmest greetings. 


Our chapter has n«)thing but good news to report. We have initiated nine 
good men thus far, and hope to bring the number up to twelve before col- 
lege closes. 

In college where (»ur outward acts give us fame we are not behind the 
other fraternities. Brother Charles H. Sisson, '92, who is possibly the most 
popular man in -ollege, was manager of the football tean and now has con- 
trol of the baseball men in the same capacity. He also holds a number of 
responsible positions, among them being the title of prophet in the list of 
class day officers H. M. Hopkins, '93, has just been elected class poet for 
which position he is only justlv entitled, for he has been writing poetry for 
the Harper's publications tor some time. Besides being a poet Brother 
Hopkins is an athlete, being on the Inter-collegiate team. 


On the present board of the Columbian^ the college annual, we are repre- 
sented by Brothers Wilson, Hopkins and Hoyt. Next year's board, just 
elected, has for one of its members John C. Minor, Jr., '94. A. C. Kletzsch, 
'93, was captain of his class football team which won the college champion- 
ship. Brother Kletzsch like most of our athletes is a ver/ bright scholar 
having received honors in several of his studies. Our chapter has men on 
various weekly collegejpublications and they hold offices in nearly every 
class. One class in particular, out of four Delta U.'s three hold office. 

We have not only been very active in gaining prominence for ourselves 
and glory for the Fraternity in college life, but we have been energetic in 
chapter life. Our meetings are regularly and more largely attended than 
for several years past, and when an initiation takes place, of which we have 
had four, delegates from the New York chapter, club men and Columbia 
alumni generally swell the attendance to forty or fifty. On these occasionH 
you may be sure there is abundance ot life, for with lively conversation, 
music, song and cheer the new initiates are filled with Delta U. spirit. 

At the annual dinner of the Fraternity alumni in New York city, held at 
St. Denis Hotel, on January 29, 1892. n<>t withstanding that examinations 
were going on, our chapter was represented by about fifteen men. 

The New York club and the Columbia chapter held a very enjoyable whist 
tournament on March 24, in which the club men bested the undergrad- 
uates. The following week, however, we squared matters with the club 
by fiilling the house with pretty girls. It was the occasion of a musicale 
and informal dance, which proved a great success. About twenty-five 
couples comfortably filled the parlors and after the musicale. which showed 
ofi Delta U. talent to advantage, and was aided by two charming young 
ladies who sang, the rest of the evening was fxissed in dancing. 


The chapter was quite gratified bv the results of the recent Burr board 
elections. Brother McCaskey, '93^ wh'> has served on the board during the 
past year, was made editor-in-chief for the following year. Brother C. W, 
Parkhurst, '93* was also elected a member. We are pleaned \f> announce 
the acquisition of a new brother, Franklin Baker, Jr., of Khiladetphia^ «k^bo 
was initiated at our last meeting. Brother Baker was already an tAWfrt tA 
the Burr^ so that we have now three men on the staft of that paper* 

The Lacrosse and baseball seasons have now begun, three game* of \fm^ 
ball having already been played. The ball schedule is an unusually good 
one, our manager having secured games with most of the best c#»llege 
teams. The Lacrosse team is training hard daily to regain the tntercolle' 
giate cbampioiabip, which it anfortnr*ately lost last #eaa^^« HfXhcr 
McDonald, '95, baa been elected caprtain of th^ fre%hmarj I^acr^^Mie team, and 
is getting his nen into shape. The athletic field has b^en greatly er»larg)td 
by extending both ends, itakir.g it povsible &^r t^Xh the f>ai»ef>all and 
Lacrosse teams lo practice on ti^ saibe days, a thir*g hifherto imp^^MialMe, 
owing to the small size of the groonds. The grand icar«d \% n^^tA. uisu^ 
the middle, and extra btead'jers are erected wr«ere it used v> «eatid. 


The minstrels, gjiven under the direction ot the glee club, in which some 
of us took prominent parts, were a great success, and afforded much 
amusement. The financial success of the aftair was due to the able man- 
agement of Brother H. Adams. We regret to announce that Brother Adams 
has been obliged to leave college. He is now in the employ of Thomas 

Edison, at Ogden, N. J. 


After the fall initiation we numbered twenty-five ; in Januar\' another 
name was added to our roll, that of Sumner Clement, of Newton Centre, 
Mass. Six of our men are in the senior class, of whom three have been ap- 
pointed to prepare commencement parts. Of the officers for class day the 
poet and tree-orator are Delta U.'s ; we have also one member of the com- 
mittee of arrangements. 

Brother B. F. Putnam, we regret to say, has been obliged to leave college 
and go South on account of ill-health. In the tall of '90, Brother Putnam was 
the strongest man at Tufts according to the physical examinations. We 
hope that he may be with us again in June and that he may receive his de- 
gree at that time. 

Although the glee club has had dates on more than half of the Tuesday 
evenings, the literary work has suffered but little on account of it, thereby 
proving the advantage of a good-sized chapter. Debates of particular inter- 
est to the Tufts man meet with more favor, perhaps, than any other form 
ot entertainment ; the study of the American novel has been carried on to 
some degree and the preparation and presentation of a Delta U. paper has 
been a pronounced success. Among novelties we have had an evening of 
extemporaneous talks on assigned topics and an old-fashioned spelling 

On March 25 we held a ladies' night which assumed the form of a whist 
party. The afltair was under the direction ot the literary committee. 
Twenty-two young ladies were present. The first prize for the ladies was 
won by Miss Saunders, of Everett, and the booby prize by Miss Mary 
Hobart, of South Braintree ; the first prize for the gentlemen was won by 
Brother Hicks, and the booby by Brother G. A. Arnold. The musical program 
consisted of selections by our quartette, Brothers Flynn, Bates, Small, and 
Mallett ; solos by Brother Small, '94 ; a mandolin and guitar trio, and a 
banjo solo by Brother Hunt. 

Our officers for the second half are as follows : President, H. S. Swain, 
'92 ; Vice-President, L. W. Arnold, '93 ; Recording Secretary, W. M. Small, 
*95 ; Treasurer, G. A. Arnold, '92 ; Literary Committee, M. S. Brooks, '92 ; 
W. S. Small, '94 ; A. H. W. Morrison, '94 ; W. G. Emery, '95 ; W. M. Small, 

We appreciate Harvard's feeling in regard to the postponed football 

game. If they will kindly give us the chance to play the usual baseball 

game, we will do — but this is no place for idle threats. 

When next the chapters speak through these columns, Ninet>'-two will 

have passed over the borders of " Nowhere." May she be as true to Delta 

Upsilon then as now. 



We are pleased to note that De Pauw University has bet*n able to assert 
her oratorical supremacy once more. This time, at the State contest held 
in Indianapolis on March 11, the laurels were won by Miss Jean Nelson, 
'93, Kappa Kappa Gamma. And it is with the same confidence with which 
we exp>ected first place in the State contest, that we louk for another grand 
victory in the inter-State contest to be held at Minneapolis, Minn. The 
class and priirary contests were of such a high order this year, and the 
spirit of oratory is yet at such a height, that the sophomore and freshman 
brothers of Delta U. will have a contest of their own in Delta U. Hall, 
before Commencement day. 

The speakers on the lecture course this semester were the Rev. Lyman 
Abbott and the Rev. A. A. Willets. The theme of the former was ** How to 
Succeed.*' The many valuable lessons drawn from this subject proved the 
speaker's ability to entertain. The theme of the latter was " A Summer 
Flight Across the Sea." He is one of the few speakers to whom nature has 
given that sense of sunshine of human life and the happy way of presenting 
it that are sure to bring applause. His dramatic ability, with its changing 
mood and power of expression, was thoroughly appreciated. The large audi- 
ence left the hall with but one desire— " A Summer Flight Across theSea." 

Among our recent visitors, and one of the most prominent, was ex-Gov- 
emor A. G. Porter. While here he was the guest oi Colonel and Mrs. James 
Riley Weaver. The Governor and Professor Underwood were initiated in 
the society of Phi Beta Kappa. Before leaving, the various schools sus- 
pended work and assembled in Meharry Hall to hear the Governor, who is 
now minister to Italy. In the course of his remarks, he said : " From the 
sad occurrence of last year undeserved prejudice has arisen in America. 
Italy feels warm toward us. All are friendly to us, from the king down. 
We think Italy is composed of Mafia, brigands and robbers. They judge us 
by the railroad-rioters and white caps." 

The seniors have selected their speakers and are making preparations for 
class day. They intend to have the grandest class day ever held at De 
Pauw ; besides being held the entire day, as was the custom, the exercises, 
according to the plan in Eastern colleges, will be conducted at night on 
East campus. 

The tennis courts are this year under the control of the athletic associa- 
tion, instead of the fraternities and individuals. Arrangements have been 
made for placing four courts east of Music Hall, two at Florence Hall, and 
if necessary, three in the southeast corner of the college campus. 

The prospects for a good field day are excellent. Many new features will 
be added to the usual good lists of contests. But, best of all, will be the 
tug*of-war contests between the different classes. 

Brother Melvin T. Cook upon re-entering this year, received, in the mili- 
tary department, the office of second lieutenant. The office of sergeant is 
held by Brothers Kibbe and Haas. Corporals are Brothers Bowers and 


Among our recent visiting brethren were Brothers Fred. Diminitt, '92; 
John W. bluss, '90 ; Edward £. 81uss, '91, and Frank Evans, '93. Delta U. 
is favored by having Brother Albert B. Crane here this semester. He wiU 
graduate with the class of '93. 

The ** Gold and Blue *' flourisheth as ever at De Pauw. 


Our budget of news is not long this ♦ime, but it is gratifying. The winter 
term passed very quietly. With the opening of the spring term came spring 
elections. First in order was the election of a new board of editors for the 
Ariel^ our weekly college paper. The non-fraternity element carried thinp 
with a high hand, but owing to a dearth of candidates three of the seven 
editors are fraternity men. We are represented on the ArUl staff by 
Brother Powell, '93. Last week the sophomore class elected the board of 
editors for their junior Annual. Brother Litzenberg represents Delta U. 

In athletics this season we will probably be represented by Brothers Brabec, 
M. '93, and Staughton, '95. It is too early to say definitely what our university 
will do in the way of athletic sports, but an inter-collegiate baseball league, 
including Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesotta and Northwestern, has been 

The status of our chapter aftairs is encouraging. We gave up our old 
chapter house Apnl 15. It proved too small and too poorly arranged to 
meet the needs of our chapter. We hope to secure a larger and better home 
next year. 

Brothers Leavitt and Medley, 93, who have spent the most of the year at 
work, have returned for the spring term and have entered the sophomore 
class. Brother Briggs. who was transterred to us fn»m Colgate.^ '93, was 
compelled (in account of an extended attack of the grip, to lose nearlythc 
whole winter term, and as a result will probably graduate with '94. Brother 
Springer, '93, has left college to enter the employ of the Electric Railway 
Company. The work is in the line of his studies, however, and he expects 
to return in the fall tu graduate with his class. 

We graduate this year three men from the A^ad'^mic and two from the 
Law department. Brother B. F. Clarke will take B. A.; Brother A. E. 
Covell, B. L , and Brother Leo Goodkind, Bichelor of Architecture. 0. 
K. Wilson and A. W. Shaw, both '9c, will take LL. B. 

On Monday, April 11, Brothers A. W. Shaw and O. K. Wilson, '90, law, 
*92 and A. W. Stacy, '91, law, 93, entered as charter members the chapter 
of Delta Chi, established in our law school at that date. 


Although the **baby chapter " has not increased in numbers this term it 
has grown in other ways and is strong and prosperous. One jolly effect of 
our Fraternity life is that the fellows have begun to call each other by their 
first names, whereas all were formerly known by their last names only. A 
little awkward at first, but it is ever so much pleasanter. 


When Technique^ the junior annual, came out in February Delta Upsilon 
Has the last fraternity on the list, but led them all m membership with 
twenty-eight names ; the "Dekes *' came next with twenty-seven. There 
are now nine iraternities at Tech. with a membership of 173, excluding 
eleven representatives of other fraternities. This is a gain of 53 per cent* 
over last year. Of the fraternity men, therefore, 15 per cent are Delta U.*s. 

Our chapter has gone to the other extreme in regard to the election of 

candidates and has made the following strict by-law : << The objection of 

one member shall be sufficient to prevent the election of any candidate for 

membership." Yet all the men proposed by the prudential committee 

have been elected and several are pledged to join at the May initiation. 

Our chapter was governed by the Nu Chi constitution and officers until 
the beginning of this term when the following officers were elected, the 
first officers of the Technology chapter : president, E. C. Wells, '92 ; vice- 
president, J. W. Logan, '93 ; recording secretary, P. H. Thomas, '93 ; cor- 
responding secretary, A. H. Jameson, '93 ; treasurer, F. C. Shepherd, '92 ; 
associate editor of the Quarterly, R. H. Sweetser, '92. Besides the 
regular officers of the Fraternity we have a librarian and a musical director. 
There are also the following standing committees ; a prudential committee, 
an executive committee, and a property committee. 

On Thursday evening, March 17, the chapter entertained Professor R. H. 
Richards and the Advisory Board, brothers Frank G. Cook, Esq., 
Harvard, *82 ; Frank Vogel, Harvard^ '87, and Lincoln C. Hey wood, Brozon, 
*90, and Technology ^ '91. Perhaps it would be better to say that Professor 
Richards entertained the chapter for he gave an informal talk on the 
«* Early Days of the Institute." We all learned very much more about our 
Alma Mater and laughed at many good anecdotes concerning Tech. men and 
Tech. customs. Professor Richards is now at the head of the mining depart- 
ment and has been at the institute as student, iiistructor, and professor ever 
since it was founded. Several of the men elected to membership were also 
present and became better acquainted with us. Brother Cook spoke for the 
Advisor)' Board and gave much encouragement and advice. 

Our ten seniors all are very busy with their thesis work and some inter- 
esting investigations have been made. At a recent meeting Brother Shep- 
herd, '92, told us that he and his *• partner " were doing towards ** finding 
out where the water goes to on the * sewerage farm * at South Framingham." 
We had never supposed that sewers could be so clean and interesting. The 
institute is to have another large building next to the Engineering Building 
on Trinity place. It will be five stories high and will be entirely occupied 
by the architectural department. A Tech. Hall is also to be erected before 
next fall. Mr. Godfrey Morse, of Boston, will build a four-story apartment 
house on St. Botolph street and will let furnished rooms exclusively to Tech. 
students at very reasonable rates. This is an entirely oevv departure at 
Tech., but it meets with much approval among the students. 

The **l>aby chapter" thanks Northwestern for the congratulations sent 
through the last Quarterly, and sends wishes of prosperity to all the chap- 
ters of Delta Upsilon. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennia] 
Catalogue, published in 1891, and with this object in view. Alumni and 
friends of the Fraternity are earnestly requested to send items of interest, 
changes of address, etc., concerning members of the Fraternity, to the 
editor, Robert James Eidlitz, 204 East 72d street. New York, N. Y. 


'45. Samuel L. Merrell is instructor in the School for Christian Workers, 
of Springfield, Mass. He lives at 144 Buckingham street. 

'46. The March University Magazine contains the portrait and a sketch of 
the life of Dr. Gabriel Grant, of New York, N. Y. 

*48. The Rev. Edgar W. Clarke has been a pastor in Pana, 111., for seven 

'54. George W. Northrup, D.D., LL.D., president of the Baptist 
Theological Seminary, Chicago, 111., is president of the American Baptist 
Missionary Union, and presided over the seventy-eighth annual meetingheld 
in Philadelphia the third week in May. The Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, Brawn, 
*8o, read a paper before the union on "A Century of Missions and its Les- 

*62. The Rev. William P. Bennett has been Pastor of the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Crete, Neb., since 1884. The church has 314 members, and 
on March 21 celebrated its twenty-first anniversary upon which occasion the 
pastor gave an historical discourse. 

'63. Samuel W. Dike, LL.D., of the Divorce Reform League has been giv- 
ing a series of lectures this spring upon •* Sociology in Relation to Woman's 
Work " before the students of Wellesley College. 


'40. Dr. David Thayer, although nearly seventy-nine years old, is prac- 
ticing medicine at 200 Columbus avenue, Boston, Mass. 

'59. Lucian E. Carter is practicing law at 410 Francis street, St. Joseph, 
Mo., and lives at 316 South Fifth street. 

'72. Colonel Daniel S. Lamont, his wife and three children, will spend 
two or three months of the summer in Aix-Les-Bains, France, for the benefit 
of the Colonel's health. 

*8o. Robert J. Landon is practicing law in Schenectady, N. Y. ; is now at 
4 Union street. 

'80. David Muhlfelder has his law office in the Bensen Building, Albany, 
N. Y., and lives at 50 Jay street. 

81. Alexander V. Campbell's address is 14 West Twenty-ninth street, and 
his law office is at 54 William street. New York, N. Y. 


'91. William A. MacDonald is with the law firm of Baker ^ Burton, Hea> 
cock Block, GloversvilIe» N. Y., and lives at 56 Forest street. 

'91. John W. Burr is studying law in the office of William C. Mills, '85, 
12 South Main street, Gloversville, N. Y. 


'57. Arthur T. Pierson, D. D., has been invited to fill the place of Spur- 
^eon m the London Tabernacle for five years. He has declined to accept 
(he invitation and will sail for New York in June. 

'65. The Rev. William H. Bates, of Clyde, has accepted a call to the pas- 
borate of the Presbyterian church in Phelps, N. Y., to succeed Dr. J. J. Porter. 
Mr. Bates leaves a field of labor which he has very successfully occupied for 
nearly twelve years. A clear-headed reasoner and a forcible preacher, his 
sermons have gained tor him a wide reputation. 

'66. The Rev. Henry Loomis, having regained his health, has returned 
to Yokohama, Japan, as an agent of the American Bible Society. 

'67. At a meeting of the Albany Presbytery, at Amsterdam, N. Y., Dec. 
8, the Rev. Isaac O. Best, of Broadalbin, was chosen commissioner to 
Auburn 'theological Seminary. 

'68. Dr. Otis J. Eddy is medical reviewer in the U. S. Bureau of Pensions, 
Washington, D. C. He lives at 1104 P street, N. W. Dr. Eddy writes ; •« It 
[the Quarterly] certainly accomplishes its object, and every alumnus 
should subscribe. I wish that each chapter would keep its alumni half as 
well informed regarding its local aflairs as the Quarterly does concerning 
the Fraternity at large." 

*75-'8i. The Rev. Junius J. Cowles, of Adams, has accepted a call to 
McGrawville, to succeed the Rev. Leslie R. Groves, who has accepted a 
call to Albany, N. Y. 

*76. The Rev. James F. Brodle and wife, of Salem, Mass., have sailed for 
Europe, where they will spend the summer. 

*79. Charles G. Alton is cashier of the First National Bank of Ains- 
worth, Neb. 

'79. In addition to his other duties, Professor Herbert M. Hill has been 
appointed chemist to the city of Bufialo, N. Y. 

'91. The Rev. Frank £ Hoyt is preaching in Corinne, North Dakota. 

'92. Walter N. Van Doren is in business in Little Rock, Ark. 


*56. Hiram C. Haydn, D.D., LL.D., is pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Cleveland, O., and resides at 1426 Euclid avenue in that city. 
Dr. Haydn also teaches the Bible in the Western Reserve University. 

*73. Professor Frank H. Loud, who holds the chair of mathematics in Cul. 
orado college, is now preparing for the government a monog^raph upon the 
wind currents of Colorado. 

'76. S. Rutherford Johnston is Principal of the Portland Academy and 
lives at 275 Washington street, Portland, Oregon. 


'82. Gurdon R. Fischer is an architect in Newton Highlands, Mass. 

'84. Edward M. Bassett has left Buffalo, N. Y.» and opened law offices at 
40 Wall street, New York, N. V. He has purchased a home at 178 Macon 
street, Brooklyn, and will reside there with his tamily. 

'87. Edward 15. Rogers is district superintendent of the N. Y. and Pa. 
Telephone and Telegraph Co., Elmira, N. Y. 

'87. The Rev. Albert L. Struthers is living in Mazeppa, Minn. 

'88. Herman V. Ames has recently been called to the position of assistant 
protessor of historj' in the University of Mich. 

'91. Arthur T. Boutwell is taking a special course in chemistry at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

'91. Theodore Breck is in the Medical School at Cleveland, O. 

'91. Nathaniel A. Cutler is teaching in the Dummer Academy, South 
Byfield, Mass. 

'91 . Charles H. Miles is an electrician in the employ of the Edison Gen- 
eral Electrical Co., Fleischner Building, Portland, Ore . He lives at 165 
Eighth street in that city. 

'91. Edward A. Dodd and Samuel A. Jacobs are engaged in business in 
Portland, Ore. 

'92. At present Henry L. Ballon is teaching at Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 

'92. Frank E. Jones is studying law in Pulaski, N. Y. 


'78. The Rev. Henry T. McEwen is Chairman of the Eleventh Interna- 
tional Christian Endeavor Convention, which will beheld in Madison Square 
Garden, New York City, July 7-10, 1892. He lives at 238 East Thirteenth 
street, and is pastor of the Fourteenth Street Presbyterian Church. He 
writes : **1 congratulate both Editor and Fraternity on the Quarterly's high 
order of merit." 

'82. Frank D. Catlin is a member of the law firm of Black & Catlin, Mon- 
trose, Col. 

'85. Frederick W. Ashley is acting principal of the Western Reserve 
Academy, Hudson, O. 

*90. William O. Osborn teaches in the University School, Hough avenue, 
Cleveland, O., and lives at 46 Cheshire street. 

'91. John H. Dynes is studying law in the office of Boynton, Hale & Horr, 
Cleveland, O. His residence is 396 Cedar avenue, Cleveland, O. 


'55. Charles F. Richards is treasurer of the Camden Savings Bank, Rock- 
port, Me. 

*6i. The Hon. Bartlett Tripp is a partner of the firm of Tripp, Town, 
Likens & Dillon, Attorneys, Tacoma, Wash. 

*79. James Jenkins has been chosen principal of the new English High 
School, Worcester, Mass. 



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Mannf actarers of Finest Plain and Jewelled Society Badges, 



Xbe Delta Upsilon Fratbrnity, founded as the Social Fraternity in 
Williams College, NoTember 4, 1834. 

'Fhe LVin. Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the 
C^Oy Chapter, in Waterville, Maine, October 12th, 13th and 14th, 1892. 

Ilie officers are : 

Pkksident, . . . David Starr Jordan, LL.D., Cornell^ '72. 
PiRST Vice-President, . Hon. Randall J. Condon, Colby^ '86. 
Srcond Vice-President, . Robert M. Lovett, Harvard^ '92. 
T'hird Vice-President, Albert H. Bickmore, Colby ^ '93. 
Secretary, . . Merle S. GETruELL, Colby^ '93. 

Treasurer, . Jesse H. Ogier, Coibyy '93. 

Auditor, .... Lincoln C . Heywood. Brcwn^ '90. 

Orator, . . . E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL D., Br&wn^ '70. 

Poet, .... Denis Wortman, D.D., Amherst^ '57. 

Historian, . • George P. Morris, Rutgers^ '88 

Chaplain, . Abijah R. Crane, D.D., Colby ^ '56. 

Quarterly Edftor, . Frederick M. Crossett, New Yark^ '84. 

Librarian, . . Samuel M. Brickner, Rochester^ '88. 

Quinquennial Secretary, Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tufts^ ^87. 

The Executive Council. ExDires 

Eugene D. Bagen, New Yark^ '76, 1892 

Ezra S. Tipple, Syracuse, '84 1892 

Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85, 1892 

Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tufts, '87 1892 

Ellis J. Thomas, fVilliams, '88, 1892 

Thornton B. Penfield; Columbia, '90, 1892 

Elus R. Woodruff, Rutgers, '93, 1892 

Leslie E. Learned, Brown, '93, 1892 

John A. Wilson, Columbia, '93, ....... 1892 

ir#ttr<'/4W7— Wilson L. Fairbanks, Springfield, Mass. 

THE DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY is conducted by a board of editors 
elected annually by the Fraternity Convention. Its aim is to further the in- 
terests of the Fraternity, and provide a medium of communication between 
its members. Contributions to its pages and items of interest to the 
Fraternity are solicited from friends, Alumni and undergraduates. 

The price of subscription is one dollar per volume. 

Back numbers.— Volumes II., III., IV., V„ VL, VII., VIIL and IX. may 
be had ; price, %i each. 

To advertisers. — ^Contracts for advertising will be made on these terms : 
Preferred space, one page, $100, four issues ; one-half page, %6o. Ordin- 
ary space, one page, $75, four issues ; one-half page, $45. 

Address all communications to the 


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RUFt'S C. n>GG, D.D. 


Dim Upsilon Quarterly. 


FR-EDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT. New York, '84, Editor-in-Chief. 
AxBERT Warren Ferris, M.D., New York, '78. 
Robert James Eidlitz, Cornell, '85. 

Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tufts, '87, ex-officio. 

Vol. X. AUGUST, 1892. No. 4. 


The Rev. Rufus Cushman Flagfg. the lately appointed presi- 

cient of Ripon Colleg^e, Ripon, Wisconsin, was born in Hub- 

iDardlown, Vt., August 3, 1846, and after preparation in the 

schools of his native State, entered Middlebury college, and 

"was graduated in the class of 1869. After graduation he 

entered the Chicago Theological Seminary where he studied 

one year, and then entered Andover Theoloo^ical Seminary 

completing his theological studies in 1872. On September 26, 

1872, he was ordained as a Congregational minister at Andover, 

Mass., where he preached for five years. He then entered on 

his pastoral duties at Westford, where he continued for three 

years, resigning to accept a call to the pastorate of Fair Haven. 

Vt Here his labors continued for eight years, when he 

received and accepted a call from the Congregational Society 

of Wells River, Vt The pastorate at Wells River ended by 

his acceptation to the presidency of Ripon College, a wise 

selection by the trustees of that institution. 

Such are the brief biographical facts connected with his life, 
Going beyond this data, we find a man of remarkable personal- 
ity in the prime and vigor of manhood. Possessed of a wide 


education and deeply interested in all educational advancement, 
yet never a teacher. In the educational and religious circles 
of Vermont he has played a prominent and creditable part. A 
man of kind and genial disposition, he had only to be known 
to be esteemed. His abilities were recognized by his Alma 
McUer and she choose him as one of her trustees, a place he has 
filled with credit to himself and the board. 

A few days before leaving for his post at Ripon, President 
Fla^g visited his Alma Maier, and upon that occasion was pres- 
ent at the weekly meeting of his chapter. His earnest words 
upon that visit will long be remembered by the brothers of the 
Middlebury chapter. He upheld the lofty aims of the Fraternity, 
and spoke feelingly of the love and reverence he held for Delta 
U. ** Boys help to make her, what she is and should be, an 
ideal brotherhood," were his parting words to the chapter. 
Their truth we shall long remember Ripon College is to be 
complemented in its choice of RufusC. Flagg as president. He 
is a man who will bring credit and distinction to his charge, by 
the exercise of broad abilities and a noble manhood which is 
the pride of his Fraternity. 


Middlebury, '93. 


(From Harvard Monthly. ) 

Under the chandeliers' blaze 
See how they listen and gaze. 
Listen, their eyes growing tender. 
Gaze, while the magical splendor 
My music spreads in their skies 
Flushes and darkles and dies. 
I, who have wrought them the wonder, 
What do I care for their cries. 
Plaudits, and hand-clapping thunder? 
All that I care for is yonder : 
A strip of brow in the dotted maze, 
One loosened strand cutting through it, and under, 
Blown by a rapture of gladness asunder, 
Thrilling me through with an exquisite praise. 

Her two eyes. 

William Vaughn Moody, 

Harvard 'pj. 

Williams, '46. 

Dr. Gabriel Grant, who served with distinction as a medical 
officer during the War of the RebeUion, is a graduate of 
Williams College, class of 1846, and of the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, 1851. Shortly after graduating in medicine, he 
went to Panama, New Grenada, where he practiced tor about a 
year. The gold excitement was then bringing great numbers 
across the Isthmus, and Dr. Grant was instrumental in found- 
ing the first American hospital at that point. In 1852 he 
returned to his native city, Newark, N. J., and engaged in 
active practice there for several years. During the prevalence 
of cholera in 1854 Dr. Grant was appointed Health Physician, 
who with the Mayor and two Aldermen constituted the Health 
Commission. On the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion 
he was appointed surgeon ot the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers, 
under Gren, Kearney, and served with the regiment at the battle 
of Bull Run. Oct 9, 1861, he was examined by the U. S. Army 
board at Washington and promoted to be Brigade Surgeon, and 
soon after Surgeon- in-Chief of Division, in which capacity he 
participated in the battles of the Army of Potomac. He was 
specially commended in the reports of the battles of Fair 
Oaks, Antietam and Fredericksburg. He was in the staff 
of Major General Stoneman as medical officer in his grand 
reconnaissance to Cedar Creek, March 14, 1862. He 
organized the Brigade Hospital at Camp California, as 
well as the Division Hospital at Harper's Ferry. In Feb- 
ruary, 1863, he w^ appointed Medical Director of Hospitals, 
at Evansville, Indiana, and while thus employed was 
sent by Gen. Burnside in charge of the steamer Atlantic to 
Vicksburg to transport to his own hospitals the wounded 
belonging to the State of Indiana. He was present at the siege 
of Vicksburg and medical officer at the battle of Sartatia on the 



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:>o. On the 4th September, 1863. he was placed in com- 
id of the Madison U. S. Gen. Hospital at Madison, Ind., a 
r extensive establishment of nearly 3,000 patients. After 
ing a year and a half in this institution he resigned and was 
ived February 4, 1865. 

r. Grant is one of the incorporators of the New Jersey Natu- 
Jistory Society, and is also a member of several other sci- 
fic societies. While at college he was elected to the Delta 
ilon Fraternity and is still an interested member. Since the 
e of the war. he has traveled extensively in Europe and 
' resides in New York city. — Unwersiiy Magazine, 


{^Frwn August Scnbner*8 Magazine.) 

Only two patient eyes to stare 

Out of the canvas : all the rest, 

The warm green gown, the small hands pressed 
Light in the lap, the heapy hair, 

That must have made the sweet, low brow 

So earnest, centuries ago. 

When some one saw it change and glow — 
All faded. Just the eyes burn now, 

I dare say people pass and pass 

Before the blistered little frame. 

And dfngy work, without a name, 
Shut in behind its bit of glass : 

But I— well, I left Raphael 
Just to come drink these eyes of hers. 
To think away the stains and blurs, 

And make all whole again and well. 

Only for tears the head will bow. 

Because there on my heart's last wall, 
Not one tint left to tell it all, 
A picture keeps its eyes, somehow. 

William Vaughn Moody. 

Harvard 'pj. 


Certain members of college fraternities living in Chicago, 
some months ago sent out a call, as a result of which an organ- 
ization, called the Fraternity Exhibit .Committee, has been 
formed. This Committee aims to secure a presentation of the 
college fraternity system at the fair of next year and I desire to 
make such explanation of the origin, status and aims of the 
movement, as may interest the readers of the QIjartkrly. We 
who are upon the ground came together at first as total strangers 
with very slight appreciation of the possibilities or desirability 
of the exhibit, and were at first much in doubt as to its ultimate 
success. The general committee is composed of one represent- 
ative from each fraternity ; it will have final decision in every 
matter, and hold meetings monthly. An executive committee 
of five members has charge of details in the first instance, and 
will hold more frequent mec^tings. Up to date about twenty- 
five fraternities are represented but some whose co-operation we 
especially desire still fail to appear. 

First, the reasons for exhibiting. The Exhibition is intended 
to be, to the utmost possible extent, a representation of our 
civilization and of those forces that control it. So far as it is 
possible, everything that has an influence upon the develop- 
ment of man, that makes him stronger or weaker, better or 
worse, wiser or less wise, should appear. The dweller on the 
Ganges or the Volga must have placed before him everything 
capable of exhibition, which shall bring to his mind those 
forces in our life which are foreign to his own. It will be of 
advantage to mankind, not as it glorifies or advertises any par- 
ticular man or city or nation, but as it diffuses through all the 
nations of the earth a higher appreciation of man's capability, a 
greater feeling of international community of interest, and final- 
ly a fuller knowledge of the most efficient means man has yet 
devised of securing to himself all things desirable for his bodily, 
mental, and spiritual or moral welfare. The Fair then must 


not represent only material prosperity. Men may marvel at 
the exhibitions of military appliances but in fact those appli- 
ances are interesting not as they tend to advance warlike pre- 
parations, but as thev tend to make war less probable. 
Armour's hams are worth considering, not because they repre- 
sent enormous operations urged on by great wealth, but 
because they tend to lessen the hardships of human life in dis- 
tant lands. 

Naturally Education in such an enterprise has a prominent 
part. Moreover, those things which are least known are, other 
things being equal, of most importance. Now the fraternity 
system, as an adjunct of educational institutions, is peculiar to 
America and exercises a great, though little appreciated, influ- 
ence on a large and rapidly increasing number of young people. 
Indeed, those who realize how completely the fraternity chap- 
ter in many cases engrosses the life of the college student, how 
it urges him to his best efforts in college life, delivers him by 
compulsion, from temptation, and exercises a general censor- 
ship over his manners and morals, must realize that the college 
fraternity is an exceedingly important element in education. 

That element ought to show itself at the Exhibition. Whether 
it be great or small, good or bad, it is essential to the complete- 
ness of the presentation of the American college system. 

Secondly, the fraternity system has many enemies. Such a 
demonstration may be made useful in disagreements with the 
gentlemen to whom the shibboleth of a fraternity is the symbol 
of wickedness. 

As to the sort of exhibit, its purpose must be kept in mind — 
namely, to illustrate in every possible way the importance, the 
methods, the purpose, and the effect of the system. To this 
end the following general divisions of the exhibit are suggested. 
Some of them are of use chiefly as lending a factitious interest 
to things intrinsically of greater value. 

1. Of the personnel. Photographs of chapter groups, of 
founders, of distinguished members. 

2. Of buildings. Photographs of Chapter Houses, Halls and 
Camping Associations. 

3. Insignia. Banners, pins, seals, fraternity colors, flowers 
and the like. 


4. Printed matter. Periodicals, caUlogues, music; either 
distinctly of the fraternity or produced by members thereof. 

5. Maps and charts, illustrating location and distribution. 
Tables showing rise in numbers, etc. 

Moreover, this further fact must be kept in mind. Matters of 
development are of as much importance as those of status quo. 
In each division above outlined regard is to be paid to the 
societies from which each fraternity has sprung and those which 
have amalgamated with it. 

Application has been made to the Exposition authorities for 
1, 150 square feet of space, being 46 feet by 25. It is proposed 
to inclose this space by walls and around the interior of the 
court thus formed, to provide alcoves of various dimensions in 
each of which one fraternity may make its exhibit 

As the present representative of the Fraternity by appoint- 
ment of the Executive Council, I earnestly appeal to every 
Delta U. to help in two ways. First, by making to me any 
suggestions which may occur to him as to the methods of work 

Second, by so interesting members of our own and other 
fraternities, that all may be represented, and that the exhibit 
may be a creditable one. 

Personally I am anxious both that the general plan shall suc- 
ceed to the full and that Delta U. shall *'do herself proud." Will 
you not all help, both as above suggested, and by the individual 
help which I shall later ask? One thing only is now urgent. 
Photographs of outdoor objects may be more successfully taken 
now than later. 

317 Oxford Building, Chicago, 111. E. M. Winston, 

August 17, 1892 Harvard '%A, 


The growth and development of Delta Upsilon during the 
last decade has been especially marked. By adhering to a 
oareful and conservative policy, yet one that was not at all 
narrow in its effects, we have placed new chapters only in 
those colleges which were known to rank among the best. 
This has given us chapters in the west fully equal in character 
to the older ones in the East. But the growth and broadening 
of the fraternity idea necessitated a corresponding develop- 
ment in our constitution to express more fully and clearly our 
work and principles. The changes suggested in recent numbers 
of the Quarterly and made at the last convention have resulted 
in awakening a commendable spirit of thought regarding the 
needs of our Fraternity, and in a careful revision of our consti- 
titution. I wish, however, in this article to urge upon the 
Fraternity at large more particularly the pressing need we have 
of a uniform ritual for the use of the chapters. To some this 
may seem inconsistent with the principles we profess, but I 
see no reason why it should be so, it is not at all necessary 
that this ritual be secret in order to make it effective. We are 
a great deal niorethan an association of debating societies, and 
this being true all will grant that there are certain occasions in 
our history which would be rendered much more solemn and 
impressive by the use of an established form of service. To 
the cultured and aesthetic mind ritualistic work has a fascina- 
tion and attaches to itself a certain meaning that is productive 
of much good. In a way the difference in the results obtained 
is somewhat like the difference between negro revivals and the 
solemnities of an established religion. The occasions where a 
ritual is most needed naturally suggest themselves, they are 
these : first, at the funeral of a member ; second, initiation 
services ; third, ceremonies connected with the laying of the 
comer stone of chapter house, the dedication of a chapter 


house or memorial window ; fourth, establishing new chapters; 
fifth, form for the opening and closing of chapter meeting. 
Regarding the first let no one infer that I would wish the rites 
of the Church to be in any way abridged or interfered with. 
But there are occasions in the life of every chapter when it has 
been called upon to mourn the loss of one of its active mem- 
bers, at such a time it would be peculiarly appropriate for the 
chapter to have some share in the last rites in memory of their 
brother ; or to commemorate his life among them by some sim- 
ple and solemn service in the chapter hall. During the time 
of my connection with the Syracuse chapter there were two 
deaths among the active members, and at each time we felt the 
need of a service like the one suggested. Through the common 
feeling of loss and the respect shown the memory of our de- 
parted brother we could not fail to be deeply touched and to 
have our hearts drawn more tenderly toward our common 
mother, Delta Upsilon. 

A mumber of years ago the Executive Council made an at- 
tempt in this line by publishing a form to be used at initia- 
tions. This in many respects seemed to be inefficient and to 
lack the dignity desirable for such an important occasion. The 
initiation should always be a red-letter day in the life of each 
member. For this reason some of the chapters have adopted 
forms of their own better fitted for the work. The one in use 
at Syracuse has had a thorough trial for five years and has 
proved very effective, yet it would be best that a uniform and 
appropriate rite be drawn up and used by all the chapters. 
Both Alpha Delta Phi and Psi Upsilon have elaborate ceremo- 
nies attendant upon the dedication of chapter-houses, and the 
establishment of new chapters, and I am sure that every mem- 
member of Delta Upsilon feels that he ought also to observe in 
an appropriate manner these important epochs in our Fraternity. 

Regarding the last form referred to there may be some doubt 
but it seems to me that the more dignified we can make our 
chapter meetings the more efficient and attractive they will 
prove. I have attended some meetings both in my own chap* 
ter and in others, that more nearly resembled a ward caucus 
than a fraternal assembly of cultured men. 

I sincerely hope that some action will be taken at the com- 


lug convention toward drawing up a ritual for Fraternity use. 

It could be published together with the revised constitution, at 

slight expense, in a permanent form so that each member could 

own a copy. Let us hail eagerly any effort that is made to 

make us a stronger and more efficient fraternity, and that will 

foster in us a spirit of brotherhood. If there be any good in 

Fraternity its influence should be with us not only in college 

but through the active duties of life. The use of a uniform 

service could not fail to draw more closely together the various 

chapters. We should aim especially at this so that chapter and 

fraternity shall at least be of equal importance. This also 

would soften and harmonize every incongruous element, so that 

joined together in the fraternal bond we may be proud of the 

badge we wear, the principles we profess and the thought and 

ennobling influence of Delta Upsilon. 

A. W. Skinner, 
Syracuse, '92 


In 1873, Mortimer M. Leggett was a candidate for initiation 
into the Cornell University chapter of the Kappa Alpha Frater- 
nity. Previous to or during the initiation he was blindfolded 
and conducted to a locality outside of the city of Ithaca* 
Through negligence or by accident he wandered or was guided 
over the brink of a declivity and fell into a deep ravine. When 
reached he was unconscious, and he died soon afterward. 

At the time of the enactment of this tragedy it was felt that 
initiations of any fraternity in which there was risk to life or 
limb should not be tolerated, and for a time feeling ran high. 
A marked modification of these performances was said to have 

Yet again there occurred, last June, a parallel event, causing 
a loss which never can be repaid, opening a wound which 
never will be closed this side of the river of Death, crushing the 
hopes and tearing the hearts of parents and relatives and snuff- 
ing out, in a moment, the flame of a bright young life, full of 
potency and promise. What was accomplished by this sacri- 


fice ? Where is the person benefited ? What is the g^ain ? What 
was the motive? There was no good accomplished ; no one 
reaped any benefit ; there is no gain. The motive was simply 
to preserve a stupid, brutal, semi-insane custom. 

During an initiation into Delta Kappa Epsilon, Wilkins Rus- 
tin, a Yale Sophomore, received injuries of so severe a nature 
that he died shortly afterward. He had been led blindfolded 
into the street, and was directed toward an approaching vehide 
and told to run. Being a sprinter, he made more rapid head* 
way than was expected. Through the negligence of the mas- 
ters of this fools' ceremony, he was allowed to impale himself 
on a shaft of the vehicle. No asseverations to the contrary can 
alter the beh'ef that it was the intention of those in charge of 
the initiation that Rustin should sustain some injury. This 
would have been (to them) amusing. Whether the injury 
would be grave or not was evidently not considered. They 
took the chances on that, as the expression is. But they did 
not expect that they would be, through contributory negligence^ 
almost accessory to a murder. 

Such an occurrence as this should be sufficient to arouse the 
hostility and exhaust the patience of every rational being. Silly 
mummeries and juvenile devices may not do harm, and may 
(for some immature youths) seem manly. But any practices 
which endanger human life should be prevented by Collq;e 
regulations, if not by Statute. If there still exists a body of 
men, supposed to have come to * 'years of discretion," supposed 
to be partially educated and supposed to have had a little 
experience in real life, and who, nevertheless, sanction and 
take part in puerile, silly, reckless, outrageous and fiendish per- 
formances under the guise of initiation ceremonies, that body 
merits the scorn and contempt of the general college world. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon has lately severed the connectioo 

between it and the scandalous '*Dickey Club" of Harvard. Let 

the pruning knife be sharpened again. 

Albert W. Ferris, 

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The publication of the Arrow for March was delayed in order 
that it might chronicle the thirteenth session of the Grand 
Alpha of Pi Beta Phi. The biennial convention was held in 
Lawrence, Kan., March 29 to April i, with the State University 
chapter. The six men's fraternities in the University gave the 
delegates a hop, and the Pi Beta Phi ladies gave a reception to 
all the ladies, students at the 'Varsity. At the banquet Brother 
Francis H. Snow, LL.D., Williams, '62, Chancellor of the Uni- 
versity, responded to the toast : "Fraternity — a Social Factor." 
Responses were also made by a representative from each of the 
following orders : Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Chi, Beta 
Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta and Phi Gamma Delta. This is a 
result of the practical and rational evolution of Pan- Hellenism. 

* ^ * 

We have always enjoyed reading Kappa Alpha Thda. Its con- 
tributions range from the grave to the gay, but none are ever 
** unconsidered trifles," or ponderous padding. We are there- 
fore surprised to read in a chapter letter in the July issue a 
serious protest against the policy of the editor, couched in the 
following words : 

** There is a question which forces itself on a reader of our Journal with a 
persistence and seriousness which grows with each fresh number. Is it 
possible for us to run a literary ma^zine ? We do not know how large a 
minority we represent, but all should face the question. How much would 
the Century or Atlantic give for our stories or poetry, the Forum for our phil- 
osophy or historic studies? Would these articles stand any chance of 
acceptance even by those papers which do not pay their contributors ? 

*' To any one who has had any experience in connection with newspapers 
or magazines there is but one answer. They are absolutely worthless from a 
business point of view. We have no capital to obtain better work, and if 
we were willing to accept this among ourselves we would not be willing to 
place the last Journal in the hands of a brother Greek, nor to show it to any 
one whose judgment we value. There is a girlish, not womanly, emphasis 
on sentimentality, and an excessive use of highly colored and figurative 
language that stamps it as immature. Should we who are college women, 
with all the privileges that implies, encourage the writing or pay for the 
publication of work, which as educated women we must condemn. 

" We, for one, wish to enter a protest With the wealth of current litera- 


tvMTe there is no ej^tise for reading the work of amateurs. Fraternity spirit 
oan not make a weak allele any the more readable. It simply turns what 
^ivould otherwise cause a ami^ or be utterly disregarded, to become a source 
of humiliation or real regret. 

**The part of the Journal we value is the chapter correspondence and 
news from other fraternities. We should like to see this department en- 
larged into a bright and business-like paper or magfazine, with the addition 
of a good editorial or leader on some live question concerning fraternity or 
college— the whole thing free from any pretensions to literary elegance, 
content to give us the truth about ourselves and fellow Greeks in simple 
and sensible English." 

The editorial comment and reply is as follows : 

*' Our occidental chapter in Berkeley, Cal., expresses through its corre- 
sponding secretary ihe conviction that our magazine as a literary production 
b an unqualified failure. The pages of our Quarterly are open of course to 
the discussion of all subjects of interest to our fraternity, and we do not hes- 
itate to give space to even so inconsistent a letter as that Omega sends us. 
For instance, we are told that much has occurred of interest to that chapter, 
but ' hardly so to others,* and later on that * the pari of the journal we value 
is chapter correspondence and news from other fraternities.' Omega also 
speaks of publishing work * which as educated women we must condemn.' 
Are we, even though we may presume to call ourselves educated women, 
supposed to produce work which we must ourselves condemn ? Again it 
may be as well to inform Omeg^ that we are not competing with the jFi^rumf 
the Century or the Atianiic monthly. Because we can not be foremost 
among men, shall we therefore be non-existent? No, cynical Omega, we 
decline to commit suicide. We have indeed hardly commenced to grow 
yet, and who knows what height we may reach if we continue to raise our 
standard little by little ! " 

* ^ * 

The first illustrated number of The Key that has reflected ligfht 
upon our retina is that for June. A frontispiece reproduces the 
faces of seven members of Kappa Kappa Gamma, now in Ber- 
lin, Germany, who have formed the Berlin chapter. No one 
but a miserable man would notice and comment upon the fact 
that six styles of dressing the hair are: exemplified in the 
picture. Such is the versatility of genius. Thus is again 
exploded the fallacy that the literary woman is careless of 
appearances or neglectful of the personal daintiness that 
belongs to femininity. The opening sentence in the leading 
article is this : ** Everything in the University of Zurich is open 
to women as to men." In contrasting color appears the deci- 


sion of the powers that be at Harvard, for we read ta the 

Bulletin of that university the following item : 

'* The petition of Miss Marion Hamilton Carter that she be allowed to the 

graduate course in psychology with Professor James this year was con- 

sidered ; and the secretary was directed to say to Miss Carter that such a 

request can not now be granted by the university.*' 


Another of the instances, now so frequent, of the assumption 
of a place of great responsibility by a young man, is that of the 
occupation of the chair of President of the University of Ten- 
nessee by Charles W. Dabney, Jr., Ph.D., LL.D. Dr. Dabney 
is aged thirty-seven years, but has already won distinction in 
the fields of chemistry and mineralogy, and become an enthu- 
siast upon the subject of technical training. The Phi Gamma 
Delta Quarterly publishes a portrait and biographical sketch of 
this illustrious son in the June number. The following item 
appears in the department entitled Hellenic Happenings : 

" The Delta Upsilon Quarterly announces the entrance of Phi Gamma 
Delta into Franklin Marshall Colleg^e and the extinction of our University 
M North Carolina Chapter, Wrong again, brother.*' 

You will pardon us, brother Editor, if we call attention to 

your own mistake. The Quarterly did not make such 

announcements. Our statements were these, on page 117 of 
our February number : 

** It is said that Phi Gamma Delta is contemplating entrance into Franklin 
and Marshall College.** 

*• It is reported that the chapter of Phi Gamma Delta at the University of 
North Carolina is dead.*' 

Our statements were guarded and conservative, and we 
spoke the truth : for such things were said and reported. 

* ^ * 

We quote an editorial from the April number of ITu Rainbow 
of Delta Tau Delta : 

'< We have repeatedly stated before, what is supposedly an accepted fact 
in journalism, that the editor does not consider himself responsible for all 
statements of fact and opinion that may be expressed by various contribu- 
tors writing over their own names. Sometimes views stated by our contrib- 
utors are directly opposed to our own, as hap^ns in this number, yet we 
do not feel called upon to re-state our position. For example, when the 
February Delta Upsnx)N Quarterly, quoting from Dr. Robinaon's toast 

AWmie THE MSCMA^GES^ ig^: 

thm jocukur passage regarding^ the traditional origin and early * foreign 
policy ' of the Fraternity, draws certain conclusions because * no explanation 
by the editor regarding a change of principle in this chapter ' was made, we 
^nronder how long the editor of that department of our contemporary has 
b«en engaged in Journalism. Once more : the pages of the Rainbow are 
open to a free and honest expression of opinion on all matters relating to the 
^wrelfare of the Fraternity or its members, save matters of a strictly secret 
nature. But the editor does not feel called upon to point out every state* 
ment of opinion or belief that differs from his own. For the general policy 
of the Rttinbcw and all editorial matter he holds himself responsible, and 
for that alone.** 

It would certainly be cruel to prolong a condition of ** won- 
der" unnecessarily during this hot weather. We therefore 
hasten to inform the Rainbcw that the editor of this department 
has t>een *' engaged in journalism'' — ^be the same either more 
or less — at. intervals since January, 1878, and continuously 
since 1887. To our mind, thus inexperienced and obtuse, it 
seems part and parcel of the duty of an editor-in-chief to guard 
against the publication or statements which are untrue, or dam- 
aging to the Fraternity whose organ he conducts. Few readers 
would infer that the bold assertions of Dr. Robinson were 
** jocular," as pnnted in the Rainbow. They were certainly not 
''traditional"; for Dr. Robinson spoke of his own experiences 
when he sard, ''I was informed .... that this fraternity 
(Delta Tatr Delta) was founded in opposition to Phi Kappa Psi, 
and that the remote object of this fraternity was to stab and 
cripple, at any and every opportunity, and if possible kiU tiiat 
fraternity, etc" 

In an article entitled '*The Badge," it is decided that the 
practice of lending a Delta Tau Delta badge to a '*lady friend" 
is commendable, "ibr in so doing you win to the fraiemity th* 
respect and friendship of ladies wha will remain true to the 
fraternity as long as they live." The prescription for obtaining 
''the respect and friendship of ladies" is certainly a simple one, 
"I became acquainted with those who had been 'coUegewidowa' 
for yearly" says the writer, ''and after thcxr Delta bcanx haid 
long since deserted them, *the Delta Tau Piratemity w»s Iheif 
fhitcmity.' " Is there not some sort of a badge whfch the "fady 
friends "* might lend to the Delta **beaux" which would wfn. 
tbeir respect and fneadsbip, so that they, too,, should pcov* 


true ? '*0f course," continues the writer, **I do not mean that 
a lady should monopolize the badge, but, to my mind, there 
can be no objection to a lady wearing it, especially when she 
has once become the queen of a Delta's heart." Naturally, 
royalty demands special privileges. But there are queens and 
queens, we learn ; for 

*"A student especially may be enamored with some one — attracted by 
supposed virtues which pr6ve to be nothing but gilded vices. In such cases 
if is incumbent upon the chapter of which he is a member— whose eyes are 
not blind to his mistake— to speak kindly to him concerning it. If he is 
obstinate — if he refuses to hear— if he still persists in loaning her the badge, 
then should he receive just punishment from the chapter to which he is 

• How depressing must be the mere ownership of a Delta 
badge 1 How great the responsibility of wearing it, when a 
request may be made for it by a * 'lady friend" at any time, and the 
uncertainty arises as to the possibility of monopoly or royalty, 
or even a "gilded " condition ! We shudder. 



i The new cover of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly is a vast 
improvement on its predecessor, and a tasteful and neat affair. 
The April number contains a forcible and interesting address 
by Judge Samuel F. Hunt, LL.D., before the forty-fifth Conven- 
tion of the order, held last October. From an article er\ titled 
VThe Early History of Epsilon " we quote a fragment : 

: "There w«re then (1855) in the College five prosperous secret societies and 
the Ouden Adelon, then very strong, and the undergraduates of the institu- 
lion did not number two hundred. So there were societies well adapted to 
t)ie choice and desires of every variety of society man. Whatever might be 
the tastes or inclinations of a man, he might find shelter and congenial 
friends in some one of these, and if he was without tastes or inclinations, he 
could find a home in the anii-secret societ>'. This was pot difficult. The 
Oudens were ostentatious in their allegiance to their society. They neemed 
impressed with a belief that their position as .opponents oi secret' societies 
^ad a pious and religious significance, and this was so marked ' that they 
appeared in the same guise as the prudish French authoress of whom Napo- 
leon said *that she wrote of virtue as if she had just made a discovery.' 
Their badge was a gold key of enormous size and graduated in thinness to 
the means of the wearer. It was recta^ng^lar with clipped curves and we 
called it *the washboard*' There were many excellent men in the society, 
dnd a good natured discussion on the merits and demerits of secrecy in 
societies was morel frequent and exciting then than at any other time in the 


history of the college. It was decided to have a jubilee debate on these 
questions. Champions were chosen. James A. Garfield, '56, appeared for 
the antus^ and William Tatlock, oi '57, for the societies. 

The meeting was in the evening in the old chapel and was the event of 
the winter. All the college and all the people of the town who took an 
interest in the college were present. The members on the respective sides 
applauded the points made by their representatives as students cheer a fine 
play on the ball ground to-day. Of course there was no decision and so far 
as ever known there were no conversions. Garfield, large, bluff and 
hearty, as his custom was, gave strong blows with force and precision with 
a good humored and pleasant manner and inspired by a self confidence 
which never forsook him. He was like himself afterward in many debates 
and on a much larger field. Tatlock was keen, scholarly and polished. His 
arguments were logical, and stated with lucidity and a pleasing rhetorical 
style. Tatlock belonged to the Kappa Alpha society, a society which gave 
to its men a drill in writing and speaking which was strikingly evident in 
every public effort. It went too tar and in a large measure overcame aU 
spontaneous prigiiial efforts of the individual. Gestures, inflections, rhet- 
oric, all were in the same mold.** . . . 

Although the editor kindly says in the "Exchanges :" 

' ** The Delta Upsilon Qu aUtrrly for February comes to us with its 
leaves cut, and we wish the other exchanges would follow that delightful 

He sends the Quarterly an uncut copy of the D. K. E. Quar- 
terly in exchange. Of sixteen exchanges now before us, four 
came uncut. 

Twenty-six of the thirty-four chapters publish letters in this 
number of the Quarterly, 

* * * 

 The JTa^^^i^^/^Mr/fo/ for April, spotless as ever, is before 
us. Externally its appearance is elegant; internally its typo- 
graphic dress is of the best. An editorial on the side-board in 
the chapter hall is freighted with thought and discusses a moot 
question^ '* Any step in the direction of transforming a college 
fraternity into a social club is one step m the wrong direction," 
s^ys the editor. *'It is the inauguration of a departure from the 
search for mental and spiritual fellowship to the search for 
physical fellowship. . It is the first exchange of striving for 
ideals in characteF and moral achievement for. the smaller and 
lower thmgs of life. It tends to subjugate mind to matter;" 
the examples of the ''Dickey Qub" and the "A. D. Club" might 
have been adduced as reasonably expected results. The post- 


hon is a good, tenable one. While it is extremely desirable to 
have a fraternity club in each of several large cities, as a focus for 
resident and visiting alumni, the undergraduate chapter should 
not, in any but the rarest of cases, even approach the club con- 

The last Caducms of Kappa Sigma that we saw was the first 
under the management of Mr. G. W. Warner. Before us lies 
another issue, that for July, and the fourth under the new con- 
trol. It is nearly twice the size, fully twice as good, more than 
twice as well ''made up" as the first number, and, in fine, a 
success for which we offer our hearty congratulations. Earnest 
intelligence stamps its pages. Its subscription list should grow 
apace. Editor Warner is a veritable Mercury. Among the 
chapter letters the most interesting is from the Cornell chapter, 
established in May after three petitions had been sent to the S. 
E C. of the order by Cornell students. The chapter consist? of 
eleven men. 

Delta Upsilon meets Kappa Sigma also at the University of 

* * * 

In the April issue of The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta is a most 
interesting and well written article on Cornell University, with 
an illustration. A brief mention is made of the fraternities 
other than Phi Delta Theta. Eleven fraternities, we read, have 
chapter houses, that of Zeta Psi being described as th« finest of 
the eleven. In spite of the financial' incumbrances, the writer 
thinks "it is doubtful if fraternities owning houses have so 
heavy obligations to meet, in paying the interest and reducing 
the principal of their mortgages, as many of those fraOernitie» 
that rent houses." From the June number we qiR>te a few 
paragraphs from an oration delivered before a Ptorrince Con- 
vention in Akron, Ohio, by A. A. Steams : 

** Again, there is the man who goes to college and becomes achxcaftadi 
thereby, as some do. He is a tremendous rival to> the one isto ggjJfcintos 
without ediuaition,a» some d<K. The standard by which college^ raea are 
measucediathatof the beat representadve of the class, and the gjneai crowd 
who fiill behyw thiar standard are constantly handicapped by the fact thai 
more is expected of them than they ans able to accomplish. Wbe be unto 

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him th«fef6re who poses as an educated man manly beeause he has gradu^ 
aled firona ooUeget . . . The slow, eaay going college man £al]s a victina 
to the energy and push which some of his rivals have. We hear people 
speak of tne plodding character, slow but sure; very backward, they say, 
to grasp a point, but sure to win in the end. But I am inclined to repndiate 
the sentimect that is attached to this kind of a character. I admire that 
qvality of mind which reaches a sure and accurate conclusion by the short- 
est process; this is education, this is discipline; that a man gains such con- 
trol over his faculties that he can concentrate them and apply them to the 
business at hand, and dispose of it and pass on and analyze in passing the 
details which the plodder pondera over till he misses the main chance and 
loses the prize . . . And then in this business of getting money, the 
college man is subjected to a special rivalry. If we do not happen to be 
bom rich or have riches thrust upon us, and do not even marry riches as a 
last resofft, then the problem of money getting becomes important and seri- 
ous, and just how far the C(»Ilege man is prepared by his training to join in 
a general scramble for money with ihe unlearned and unlettered presents 
another problem not less serious than the first. . . . Indeed, we are 
forced to admit that the college man is at a great disadvantage in the coiu 
test oi money getting, and this very unequal rivalry has embittered the 
anibitioo of many a student who discovera that his lack of the practical 
tileatof money getting has left him far behind in a race in which he hoped 
to win. I have sometimes thought that the necessity of making a fiiumcial 
Sttsceas of life is not sufliciently recognized in our system of education and ^ 
that the lack of something in that direction places the college man at a great 
disadvantage with the man who has been thus equipped. . . . What 
shall we say of this new and modern rival to the college man who has 
entex^ our domain — the college girl ? It is not that she takes her full share 
of the honors at college, but— Oh, men of Athens! — after graduation she 
contests with us on every field. Modem legislation has removed oner b^r 
one the diaabiltti«» whiehr the law placed upon women until they can do 
business and hold property upon equal terms with men. Every field of 
active business and nearly every profession has been invaded by armies of 
women,, and many a man has surrendered to their rivalry. The college 
man and the college girl will have many a tournament in the coming years, 
and we will find them rivals worthy our steel in all things which demand 
induatxy, energy, quickness of perception, patience, perseverance, courage, 
and even physical endurance. The chances are that some day you will try 
to marry a college g^rl. and you may succeed. You ought to try. To meet 
an educated woman every day in the week, three meals a day, for the rest 
of 000 Uii^ andvlieep her from finding out hoir little we know is » disdptiae 
wiaBlseniw9^ceUe0sman needs." 

ThmAfoLSkiM of Phi Kappa Pai is in large pact d«v«ted t» 
m i up wt 0§f the Grand Arch Councii of rSi^a, the siartctntb 


assembling of Phi Kappa Psi, held in Cincinnati, date not 
stated. This is the first time an opportunity has been given lo 
the readers of the Shield to learn all at once of the proceeding. 
It is a wise plan. A panoramic glance at the occurrences of 
each day is next in value to presence at and participation in 
the proceedings. It was reported that the catalogue, delayed 
by the fire at Columbus" last winter, would soon be in the 
printer's hands. Petitions were received from Alumni in 
Chicago and in New York, asking authority to re-establish the 
inactive chapters at the University of Chicago and Columbia 
College. The former chapter died in 1886, when the university 
was suspended ; the latter in 1877, after an existence of five 
years. Both petitions were granted. Mr. C. L. Van Cleve was 
re-elected editor of the Shield^ for^which the fraternity is to be 
congratulated. The main feature of the report of the Commit- 
tee on Extension was : 

' "An earnest plea against granting charters to petitioners frohi institutions 
which are great only in prospects, and atterttion was called to the £act that 
in our (Phi Kappa Psi*s) forty years of experience fifty-three charters had 
been granted and we are now carrying a load of fourteen inactive chapters. 
• . . The committee contended that true extension in Phi Kappa Psi 
should mean the withdrawal of charters sometimes from unworthy insti- 

. Thirty-three chapters and four Alumni Associations were rep- 
resented, and the total attendance, was 121. Ohio We;sleyan 
University sent eighteen delegates. ^ 

' From the May Shield we clip an interesting paragraph : 

At Yale, in '92, there are thirty-five men iserving as editors on the differ- 
ent college papers. Of these, one received a philosophical oration ; three, 
high orations ; two, orations ; two, dissertations ; five, first disputes ; one, a 
second dispute ; one, a first colloquy ; five,' second colloquies ; fifteen, no 
appointments. Fifty-seven per cent, of the editors have thus received 
appointments, while of the members of the various athletic teams, 68 per 
per cent, received them. — Ex. 

* ^ * 

• From Delta Gamma Anchora for June we reproduce the open- 
ing article in the Exchange Department, which is extremely 
suggestive to chapter correspondents : 

** In the University of Minnesota are represented more or less creditably 
twenty fraternities, and it sometimes amuses- the editor to look over the 
Minnesota letters in the exchanges that com^ to, fapr table. After so doing- 


it is often a temptation to cut out the letters and have them reprinted in the 
exchange department of Anchora, with no editorial comments whatever. 
None would be needed. The moral would be evident. No reflection is 
cast upon the veracity of the writers, but it is a little peculiar that every one 
of the twenty fraternities should enthusiastically maintain that her members 
alone represent the college eiite^ intellectually, morally, and socially. 
Undoubtedly every one of the loyal correspondents believes that he has 
stated nothing but the unembellished truth, but how can such things be ? 
There is evidently a discrepancy somewhere, and our inclination is to 
believe that the fraternities, and not the individuals are at fault. We all 
boast that the object of our societies is to promote the highest and complet* 
est development, but the methods are evidently wrong that tend to a phe- 
nomenal development of imagination at the expense of a normal develop- 
ment of memory, that cultivate self-esteem at the expense of discriminating 
judgment. We do not advocate cultivating a spirit of self-abasement, but 
we deprecate the fraternity spirit of boastful ness." 

We quote also one paragraph from a very bright letter from 
the University of Minnesota : 

** The excitement of commencement preparations is upon us, and class- 
day and the senior promenade are the interests of the hour. The girls have ' 
taken the honors in Minnesobi this year. Both the salutatorian and valedic- 
torian are young ladies ; and not content with this, the dauntless maidens 
have also seized two of the philosophical honors. The t>oys are maintaining 
a dignified silence upon the subject of class honors, and probably next year 
will find a good many more masculine voices raised against co-education. 
But the girls are generous and uphold co-education because they honestly 
believe that the boys can keep up with them in scholarly attainment! if 
properly encouraged.*' 

* ^ * 

A very attractive contribution to the Sigma Alpha. Epsilon 

Record for June is an article on ** German University Life,' 

written by a brother at Leipzig. It is a very interesting study 

of the German student Following is the resume of the writer : 

It would seem from a description of some -of the peculiar parts of a Ger- 
man student's life that he is more a follower of Bacchus than of Minerva. 
Such is not the case. The German student is a hard worker and a thorough^ 
scholar. He is also a gentleman from head to foot, kind, obliging, appre- 
ciating a favor and always anxious to render one in return. They are as a 
rule manl^ fellows, full of energy. A thorough school training has given 
them big brains and self-reliance. Always friendly, the student invariably 
dofis his hat to friends, and especially to the members of his society. The , 
German universities are the best in the world and the German students are , 
in the ^rst rank. 

^ An' article on Leland Stanford, Jupior, University: is illustrated. 


by the now famiUar pictures of the main buildings. Concern- 
ing Brother David Starr Jordan, LL.D., the President of the 
University, this statement is made : 

** Finally, it may be said, that under the leadership of President Jordan, a 
man of marked intellectuality, splendid reputation, and eartraonlinaiy exec- 
utive ability, the future of thi:i institution is assured, and its coming' superi- 
ority can be doubted by no one.*' 

With the May issue, No. 3, the first volume ol the Tridenl of 
Tri-Delta closes. A very creditable first volume, it has deserved 
the encomiums it has received from the Greek press. We are 
glad to learn that it has grrown under "generous financial 
encouragements received from the chapters and graduate mem- 
bers." The announcement is made that the first Delta Delta 
Delta convention will be held at Galesburg, III., next year, 
with the Epsilon chapter at Knox College. A word of caution 
is pronounced by the editor in regard to "one of the most per- 
nicious results of fraternity rivalry," viz. : ** rushing/' 

From the July number of the Sigma Phi Quarierfy we clip 
some paragraphs relative to the Exhibit of the College Frater- 
nities at the World's Fair, in Chicago, in 1893 : 

** When official representatives of tiM^etity one of the leading college 
fraternities of the United States met at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Chicago*- 
on June 9, to consider the feasibility oi a joint exhibit at the World's Colum- 
bian Expiosition, the questions were asked : < What is to be gained by such 
an exhibit ? ' and ' What can the fraternities exhibit any1lOfr^' 

*<The first question was quickly answeoed by seveni speaiiers^ wIm» 
cltBarly showed that such an exhibit would be of grBatiHtettMt and vakus in 
enabling the members of all the fmterniiies- to- gain a dearer knowledge of 
the history and status of their own organizations, lliis knowledge would 
be not only absolute as concerning their own fraternities, but' would be ill- 
ative, because it would show the advantages and needs of cncfa tratemily or 
compared with every other. But the value of such an Exhibit tb fnittornit^ 
men themselves, great as it wiTl be, will be no less as concerns the worlcf af 
large. There is to-day a decided opposition to tfte fraternity system kk tte 
minds of many people, which could be dislodged by such an ezfaibftl 
Would not the pictures of the many alumni of all firatemfttes wika have 
become leaders of our national life, be a silent but mosteflbctfve Iribalb tD 
the usefulness and power of the fraternity system ? The ''Imlepemloirtft ' of 
many a college who oppose fraternities on principle (?), will look wHfr eager* 
ey«lofVtt<ii'eiKiiibf4l THIUn. agBJiy the fta l wu i lh i janatthite ws Ml— l »ii l y 


unique feature in American college life, and an exhibition of our educa- 
tional institutions would be incomplete without including them. Foreigners 
will be greatly interested in seeing the pictures of thousands of dollars 
worth of property, owned by student organizations, of which most of them 
never heard. 

" The second question, * What can the fraternities exhibit ? ' was an- 
swered by a committee composed of the following members : Mr. Charles 
Ailing, Jr., of Sigma Chi; Mr. Rawson Bennett, of Sigma Nu; Mr. Isaac R. 
Hitt,Jr., ofPhiDeltaTheia, Mr. Charles M. Kurtz, of Phi Gamma Delta; 
Mr. Lowrie McClurg, of Delta Tau Delta, and Miss Ethel Baker, of Delta 
Gamma. The report of that committee was as follows: ' This meeting 
recommends to all American college fraternities that their exhibits at the 
World's Columbian Exposition consist, among other things, of their cata- 
logues, song books, magazines, badges, flags, banners, and souvenirs of 
particular chapters, escutcheons, coats of arms, pictures of chapter houses, 
of active and alumni chapters and members, and whatsoever is of interest 
in showing their history and present status; and that provision be made for 
the registry of all members of fraternities who visit the exhibit, and that 
each fraternity appoint a delegate with full power to act for it, evidenced by 
credentials, in the matter of representation at the World's Columbian 
Exposition.* *' 

A second meeting of the representatives of the fraternities 
was held July 7, and a permanent organization was made 
under the style "The College Fraternities' Exhibit Committee," 
with the following officers : R. L. Fearn, Beta Theta Pi, Chair- 
man ; E. M. Winston, Delta Upsilon, Treasurer, and Gertrude 
K Small, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Secretary. The officers, to- 
gether with Miss Ethel Baker, of Delta Gamma, and C. M. 
Kurtz, of Phi Gamma Delta, form the executive committee. It 
is announced that the following fraternities will join in the 
exhibit : Alpha Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Delta 
Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Phi, Delta Upsilon, Kappa 
Alpha (Southern order), Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Sigma, 
Phi Delta Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Sigma, Pi Beta 
Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu and Theta 
Delta ChL 

Concerning the College Fraternities Congress we clip the fol- 
lowing : 

*' Definite action has now been taken also concerning the holding of a 
great Pan-Hellenic meeting under the auspices of the World's Congress 
Auxiliary, an organization au thorized and supported by the Exposition Cor- 
poration for the purpose of bringing about a series of world's conventions of 


the leaders in the various departments of human advancement, durini; the 
summer season of 1893. The fourteenth subdivision, under its Department 
of Education is that entitled * The College Fratbrnitibs' Congress.' 

"Hon. C. C. Bonney, the President of the World's Congress Auxiliary, 
has entrusted the arrangements for the College Fraternities' Congress to the 
following committee: Mr. Richard Lee Feam, of Beta Theta Pi; Mr. 
Charles Ailing, Jr., of Sigma Chi; Mr. W. Chauncey Hawley, of Theta Delta 
Chi; Mr. Charles M. Kurtz, of Phi Gamma Delta, and Mr. Edwin M. Wins- 
ton, of Delta Upsilon. As a Joint Committee, -representing the ladies' fra- 
ternities, the following have been appointed: Miss Gertrude E. Small, of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma; Miss Ethel M. Baker, of Delta Gamma, and Miss 
Minnie Howe Newbv, of Pi Beta Kappa. 

<*The College Fraternities' Congress will arrange a Pan-Hellenic demon- 
stration which will be in every way a worthy concomitant to the Exhibit of 
the College Fraternities which will appear in the Department of Liberal 
Arts. These two important distinct opportunities — the Congress and the 
Exhibit — will be wisely and vigorously used to demonstrate to the whole 
world the great power and the exalted mission of Greek-letter fraternities ia 
American college and graduate life." 


li'Vom Harper's Bazar,} 

The morning: breaks in cloud and chill 
O'er fog-wrapped buildings dark and still ; 
The muffled city noises seem 
Like echoes of my waking dream, 
As lulled in slumb'rous ease I lie, 
While raindrops patter drowsily. 

I hear the clank of horses' feet. 
The low of cattle in the street, 
And in my dream again I see 
The meadow-grass wave windily ; 
I hear afar the mellow horn 
And stand amid the aging corn. 

O that my dream might have no end 1 
O that the muse some power would lend 
To tell of sad^ sweet sounds that come 
From out the dim-aisled forest's home, 
Vague and unknown, but yet to me 
Whispers of immortality 1 

Herbert Muller Hopkins, 

Columbia^ '93, 


Delta Tau Delta has been re-established at the University of 

With a body of six men, Sigma Nu invaded Indiana Univer- 
sity in April 

Psi Upsilon has published a new edition of its song-book 
filling 256 pages. 

Alpha Phi established a chapter in the University of 
Michigan on May 15. 

Six men have established a chapter of Sigma Nu in the 
University of Indiana. 

The De Pauw correspondent of The Key calls the Phi Beta 
Kappa *'an alumni fraternity." 

Kappa Sigma entered Cornell University in May with eleven 
men. Three more were added in June. 

Sigma chapter of Beta Theta Pi (Stevens Institute) has 
moved into a new house. — April Rainbow. 

The latest is a Phi Delta Theta spoon, with the name of the 
chapter and the insignia of the fraternity in the bowl. 

The Phi Gamma Deltas of Pennsylvania State College evi- 
dently elect not to study Latin. They write of ** fraters.'* 

The University of Cincinnati opened its doors to Delta Delta 
Delta May 23, on which day the Zeta chapter was founded. 

The inter-fraternity pledge at Kansas State University not to 
**rush " new students till two months after the commencement 
of the year, has been abandoned. 

The comfort of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at Allegheny 
has been increased by the recent occupancy of a house, — the 
one formerly used by Delta Tau Delta. 

Grover Cleveland is an honorary member of Sigma Chi, 
Whitelaw Reid is a D. K. E., and Benjamin Harrison and 
Adlai F. Stevenson are members of Phi Delta Theta. 

De Pauw petitioners recently received a charter from Delta 


Delta Delta (sorority), but on account of internal dissentions 
the document was returned. — Phi Kappa Psi Skidd for May, 

The annual convention of Kappa Alpha was held with the 
Hobart Qiapter on May 23d. Delegates were in attendance 
from chapters in Union, Williams, Cornell and Toronto Univer- 

The Phi Delta Theta chapter at Leland Stanford, Jr., Univer- 
sity has leased '*a $12,000 club house, built originally for the 
unmarried professors, but secured on account of their inability 
to use it." 

Alpha Tau Omega has been indulging its habit again, and 
has instituted a new chapter at Ohio State University. The 
initiation occurred May 6, and ten men received the right hand 
of fellowship. 

The mother chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon^ inactive since 
shortly after her re-organization in 1886, was again re-organ- 
ized in April. Seven men form the new chapter of the order at 
the Alabama State University. 

Grover Cleveland is supposed to be an honorary member of 
Sigma Chi and Adlai £. Stevenson is a Phi Delta Theta. Presi- 
dent Harrison is a Phi Delta Theta and Whitelaw Reid a D. K. 
E. Phi Delta Theta is fortunate in having a representative on 
each ticket. 

The chapters at Mass. Institute of Technology numbered as 
follows at the close of the college year : Delta Upsilon, 27; 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, 26; Theta Xi, 20: Delta Psi, 19; Sigma 
Chi, 19; Phi Gamma Delta, 17; Chi Phi, 16; Delta Tau Delta, 
12; Theta Delta Chi, 11. 

The founding of a chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity has 
afforded a common topic of interest in fraternity circles for the 
past few weeks. There is now a total of nine fraternities rep- 
resented here and all supporting chapter halls. — Univ, of CaU^ 
fornia letter to April D, K. E. Quarterly, 

At the annual convention of Alpha Delta Phi, held at Utica, 
N. Y., May 5, 6 and 7, a charter was granted to the petitioners 
from Toronto University, thus following close on the heels of 
Kappa Alpha. Zeta Psi has been in a flourishing condition -at 
the same institution since 1^79. Applicaticm was made to the 


1 882 convention of Phi Delta Theta by strongly indorsed peti- 
tioners at Arcadia College, Nova Scotia. — Condensed from Scroll 

Phi Theta Psi and Kappa Sigma have entered Johns Hop- 
kins' University. The latter chapter is a joint one with the 
University ot JViaryiand. The other fraternities represented 

are : Beta Iheta Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, Delta Phi, Alpha Delta Phi, 

Phi Gamma Delta and Kappa Alpha, S. O. 

** The Chi Psis have gone back to the native element of their 
unfortunate founder, and have patched a piece of land on to the 
shores of the lake, and will next fall enter a house which will 
be built there for them. . . Gamma Phi Beta will occupy 

Chi Psi's old house." — Univ, of Wisconsin letter to fune Scroll. 

The Phi Delta Theta fraternity has granted a charter for 
Princeton College. This will be the first chapter of any fratern- 
ity to establish there. — Miami Student, With the exception of 
Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Zeta Psi, Delta Psi, Alpha 
Delta, Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Sigma, Sigma Phi, Delta Phi, 
Chi Phi, Theta Delta Chi and Sigma Chi, the Miami Student is 
correct. The second sentence in the paragraph was manifestly 

The Sigma Nu Delta correspondent reports the numerical 
standing of the fraternities at De Pauw University in May, as 
follows; the figures representing the sum of the initiated and 
pledged : Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta, each 
34; Alpha Chi Omega, 28; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 27; Sigma Nu, 
Alpha Phi and Phi Delta Theta, each 26; Phi Gamma Delta, 25; 
Delta Upsilon, 24; Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi and Phi Kappa 
Psi, each 22; Delta Tau Delta, 20. 

The fraternities at the University of Minnesota had a total 
membership of 338 at the close of the year, divided as follows: 
Phi Gamma Delta, 14; Delta Upsilon, 28; Pi Beta Phi, 10; 
Alpha Phi, 1 1 ; Phi Delta Phi, 18 ; Nu Sigma Nu, 13 ; Psi Upsilon, 
23 ; Alpha Delta Phi. 8 ; Delta Chi, 12 ; Theta Delta Chi, 25 ; 
Chi Psi, 18 ; Kappa Kappa Gamma, 26 ; Phi Delta Theta, 11 ; 
Delta Gamma, 18 ; Delta Tau Delta, 17; Phi Kappa Psi, 14; 
Sigma Chi, 14 ; Kappa Alpha Theta, 24; Beta Theta Pi, 18; 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, 16. 


The Fifty-eighth Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be 
held with the Colby chapter in Water ville, Me., on October 12, 
13 and 14, It hardly seems necessary to urge upon any one 
who can attend the convention the advisability of doing so, 
but in the hope that some hesitating brother may be spurred on 
and thereby become the recipient of one of the best times of his 
life and get a broader idea of the Brotherhood of Delta Upsilon. 
We take advantage of the opportunity to say, go by all means. 
A man doesn't appreciate what his Fraternity really is until he 
has had the opportunity of meeting at one time representatives 
from all the chapters, of feeling the response of heart to heart 
through the vigorous clasp of the hand and experiencing the 
enthusiasm so prevalent at such a gathering. The Coiby chapter is 
doing all in its power to give the Fraternity a grand convention 
and all may be assured of a most royal welcome from the boys 
in Maine. 

* * * 

The approach of Convention reminds us that the fifty-eighth 
year of our history is drawing to a close and that the time for 
counting up the gains and losses of the year is near at hand 
The heart is saddened at the start with the thought of the havoc 
which the hand of Death has played in our ranks. It is only a 
short time ago that Death claimed one of our founders, Ex- 
Governor Bross, Williams, '38, he who at the age of seventy-one 
journeyed from Chicago to New York that he might celebrate 
the semi- centennial of the Fraternity with the boys of Delta U. 
Closely following him went the Hon. Orlow W. Chapman, '54, 
Solicitor-General of the United States, and the Hon. David Tay- 
lor, '41, Judge of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, both of 
Union, Next Williams answered the call in the person of good 
old Dr. Hohart, '36, the first president of the first chapter, and 
chief contributor to the WAliams chapter house fund. No one 
who attended the ^«/^^r5 Convention in 1887 will ever forget 
the storm of applause which greeted his toast at that Conven- 
tion. Last December another of Nature's noblemen fell and 


Colby suffered the loss of Ex-Governor Marcellus L. Stearns, '63, 
he who presided with such ^race and tact over the social and 
business meetings of the Rochester Convention in 1885. Memory 
recalls on the momingf after the banquet which ended this Con- 
vention, a handsome well-built man, bidding good-byes, whose 
empty sleeve flapping in the wind as he hastened about, was a 
mute testimonial to valor displayed in time of danger. In June 
one of Brooklyn's wealthiest, truest and most patriotic citizens, 
Samuel Bowne Duryea, '66, was called to rest and the New 
York chapter to mourn a faithful brother and charter member, 
ever ready with liberal aid for Chapter or Fraternity. Again 
we are called to the grave, and in early July the Hon. James 
\V. Brown, M.D., Williams, '40 is laid away; a life-long friend 
of Dr. Hobart, an old convention goer and enthusiastic mem- 
ber of Delta U. The lives and characters of these men are a 
noble heritage to Delta Upsilon and an inspiration to her 
younger sons that they too, may bring honor and glory to her 

* »* 

Among the material things which have come to us during the 
past year the houses built by the Cornell and Rulgers chapters 
stand prominent They are models, alike, of comfort and 
beauty ; useful as well as beautiful and well adapted to the 
requirements of the times. These are not the only favored 
chapters for Lehigh moves into a home this fall and Minnesola 
ivill have another house larger and better arranged for its pur- 
poses than the one occupied at present. With these additions 
half of our chapters are located in houses and able to participate 
in the advantages therefrom. Several of the other chapters are 
taking steps leading to the same end. We are afraid that others 
are doing nothing. Fear of the expense involved no doubt 
deters some from going ahead. There is not as much reason in 
this as there may appear at the first thought. The income de- 
rived from the renting of rooms to the members and the saving 
of chapter hall expenses is quite large and usually amply 
sufficient to cover all running expenses. To those chapters 
which have no home we say, make a beginning, find out how 
other chapters are running their houses and how they were 


procured. A house binds the undergraduates and the alumni 
more firmly together and gives a stability and character to a 
chapter not otherwise likely to be obtained. To homeless chap- 
ters, *' Seek and ye shall find." To alumni, be liberal when the 
subscription list comes around that your name may be blessed 
in the days to come. 

* * '^ 

Through an unfortunate error on the part of our bindere a 

good many copies of the last number of the Quarterly were 
mailed before it was discovered that pages 259-264 inclusive, 
consisting of alumni notes had not been bound with the other 
pages. Those of our readers who do not find these pages in 
their copy can have them by making the fact known to the 


* u. * 

This is the time of the year when the annual makers iQ the 

various colleges are gathering the material for their books. We 
trust that when our chapters are called upon for their statistics 
regarding the Fraternity, chapter and undergraduates, some one 
will take enough interest in the matter to see that the chapter roll 
is arranged in chronological order, thai the chapters are correctly 
named, properly spelled and none omitted. A recent hasty ex- 
amination of last year's production of ponderous tomes, shows 
that a number of our chapters have been very careless in this 
respect and have permitted incorrect lists to be scattered 
broadcast over the country. While it is a delightful thing to 
foster old traditions and cling: to old names it is better to be ac- 
curate and not call Adelhtrty Western Reserve or Colgate, Madison, 
We have added several excellent chapters lo our roll in lecent 
years and they have done nothing which should cause their 
names to be mangled or to exclude them from a place in our 
honor list The Quinquennial or recent issues of the Quarterly 
are sources from which the correct information can be drawn at 

any time. 

* ^ * 

Through the kindness of Messrs. Oliver Ditson & Co., of 
Boston. Mass., we are enabled to reproduce in this issue the 
famous galop which the eminent composer, J. S. Knight, dedi- 
cated to the Fraternity and which was published over twenty- 
five years ago. It is one of the first pieces of Fraternity music. 


Alumni associations will be soon flooding the mails with invi- 
tations to dinners, lectures, reunions, etc. The secretaries of 
these associations can do great good to their organizations by 
sending with each invitation a small, convenient leaflet, giving 
the name, occupation, address, chapter, class, etc., of each 
member in the district which he intends to cover. 

The opportunity presented in this manner for looking up old 
acquaintances and make new ones, will generate greater inter- 
est among the members and thus react advantageously upon 
the association. 

An indication of the character of the men the Fraternity has 
been making in late years is shown by the selection of three of 
our Brawn men to fill important posts. £. Benjamin Andrews, 
D.D, LL.D., '70, president of Brown University. William H. P. 
Faunce, '80, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, New 
York, N. Y., and B. L. Whitman, '87, president of Colby Uni- 
versity. It is a singular fact that ?11 of these places were for- 
merly held by honorary members of the Fraternity. This 

shows that our young men are keeping up the standard. 

» ^ * 

A subject to which much thought has been directed by fra- 
ternity officers during the past few years is how to get sufficient 
money to carry on the work of a fraternity and advance its 
best interests without taxing the undergraduates too heavily, and 
thereby alienating their interest. We think it is safe to say 
that no satisfactory way has been found yet, and we believe it 
rests only in an endowment fund. We suggest to our next 
convention the discussion of this matter. Expenses are bound to 
increase each year, without much chance for increase in 

The appearance of the class of 'q6 in the arena of college 
life is bound to attract a good deal of attention from a band of 
vigorous workers — the fraternity campaign committee, each 
will strive for, and, of course, obtain the best men and the 
most of them. This naturally sugfgests the inquiry, how large 
should a class delegation be? The answer depends first upon 
the size of a college, and second, the membership of a chapter. 


A long experience has led us to favor from six to ten men, 
according^ to circumstances. A delegation of three or four may 
be reduced to one or none by commencement day, and a 
chapter loses prestige by having weak upper-class delegations. 

* ^ * 

With this issue the Quarterly comes to the close of the first 
decade of its existence. A retrospective glance shows that this 
period has been one of wonderful activity in the Fraternity 
world. Leaving: aside, the other, fratternities and citing our 
eyes on Delta Upsilon we see that from the time of the establish- 
ment of the Quarterly by the Amherst chapter in 1882, really 
dates the permanent, steady growth of the Fraternity. In 1883 
the Executive Council began to assume definite shape and in 
the fall of that year a thrill of joy was sent through the Fra- 
ternity by there-establishment of the parent chapter in Williams 
G>llege. Another bound upward was experienced by the pub- 
blication of the Song book and the Quinquennial cdLtaXogue^ the best 
example of fraternity catalogue making extant at that time and a 
living monument to the painstaking labor and unceasing devo- 
tion of William Sheate Chase, Brawn, '81. The Semi-centennial 
convention in New York in the fail of 18S4 was brim full of 
enthusiasm and found vent in the movement which brought 
four new chapters into the fold within a year. A little later 
Fraternity headquarters were established in New York. The 
Delta Upsilon camping association placed on its feet and Our 
i?^f^r</ published. In 1886 the new form of Charter, Certificate 
of Membership and Rite of Initiation were brought out ; the 
alumni began to become more interested in the work of the 
Fraternity, alumni associations were formed, chapters became 
incorporated and preparations were made for the procuring of 
chapter houses. The Tufts chapter was established in the fall 
of 1886, followed the next spring by DePauw and the establish- 
ment of the club house in New York City in the fall. Then came 
Pennsylvania in 1888. Since then more chapter houses have 
been built, alumni associations formed, the constitution has 
been revised, the second great Quinquennial catalogue issued 
under the fostering care of Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tufls, '87, and 
the Annual placed in the hands of the Executive Council. 


It has been the privilege of the Editorrin-Chief to look after 
the destinies of the Quarterly for the past nine years and in 
taking leave of them now, his chief regret is at parting with the 
loyal friends who have been ready at all times, with all possi- 
ble assistance and ever charitable to his many short-comings. 
The path of Fraternity Journalism has not been one of roses 
and many wrecks of fond beginnings tell the tale of crushed 
hopes. While the Quarterly has never had to ask the Frater- 
nity to make up any deficiencies the sailing has not always 
been plain and sometimes the step has grown quite feeble, but 
the arrival of enthusiastic letters from brothers, whose names 
are enshrined in memory, has acted like a tonic and done much 
to spur on the lagging footsteps. He has never been able to 
approach the ideal which has had a clearly defined shape in his 
mind but has earnestly tried to give the best results from the 
resources at his command. His only aim throughout these nine 
years of active work with the Quarterly has been the advance- 
ment of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity as a whole, without favor 
or advantage for individual or chapter. 


We have received the First Annual Report of the Alumni cor- 
respondent of the Hamilton chapter and the Third Annual Circu- 
lar of the Harvard Graduate Club of Delta Upsilon. 

The second annual session of the Summer School of Applied 
Ethics was held at Plymouth, Mas-*, Irom July 6 to August 17th. 
Prolessor Borden P. Bowne D.D. LL.D, Ntw York '71 of Boston 
University was one of the special lecturers. 

Ellis J. Thomas, Williams, '88, has resigned the office of Secre- 
tary and treasurer of the Executive Council of the Fraternity 
and Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tu/ls, '87, of Springfield, Mass., has 
been appointed in his place. 

Arthur T. Pierson, D. D., Hamillon, '57, formerly pastor of 
the Bethany Presbyterian church of Philadelphia and now editor 
of the Missianarv Review of the. Worlds has been chosen as the 
successor to the pulpit of the late Dr. Spurgeon's London Taber- 

Charles R. Williams, Rochester **j^ has resigned his place as 


general manager of the New York Associated Press, taken Hor- 
ace Greeley's advice and gone west to Indiana where he has 
purchased an interest in the Indianapolis News^ and become 
editor of that enterprising paper 

A double quartette from the Syracuse University Glee Club 
filled a very successful engagement at Chautauqua the last two 
weeks in July. Delta Upsilon was represented on the club by 
L. Van Amam, '93 ; F. P. Brill, '94 ; K. F. Congdon, '94 ; and 
the manager, A. W. Skinner, '92. 

There were seven Delta U's. pursuing post-graduate work at 
Johns Hopkins at the close of the year : William T. Ormiston, 
HamilUm, '85 ; George W. Smith, '83 ; Charles a Estes, '84; Bur- 
leigh S. Annis, '85 ; and W. S. Elden. '89, of Cotbv ; Ambrose P. 
Winston, '87, and Robert W. Trine, '91, of Wisconsin, 

Rufus Cushman Flagg, D.D. Middlebury '69 will begin his 
duties as president of Ripon College, Ripon, Wis. in the fall. 
Newton S. Fuller. A.M. Brawn 'Sz professor of the Latin lan- 
guage and literature, has long been a member of the faculty 
and Elias H. Bottum, Esq, Middiebury '71 of Milwaukee, Wis., 
is a member of the Board of Trustees of the institution. 

It is said of Rev. Dr. Pierson, {Hamifian^ '57) ; who has now 
definitely been called by the congregation of the London 
Tabernacle to be the successor of Mr. Spurgeon, that his strength 
is due to his profound conviction ot the truth he preaches and 
his adaptability to circumstances. That is a combination 
which, with adequate preparation, will make any minister suc- 
cessf u 1. — CongregatianaliHt. 

The annual session of the American Association for the ad- 
vancement of science was held in Rochester, N. Y. during 
Augfust 14-23. Among those present were: Grove K. Gilbert, 
Rochester, '62, of the United States Geological Survey, president of 
the Geological Society of America; Professor H. Leroy Fairchild, 
Cornell, '74 of Rochester University, secretary; the Society for the 
Promotion of Agricultural Science, and Leland O. Howard. Cor- 
nell, '77, of Washington, D. C, secretary American Association 

The Rev. Edmund Wright. Williams, '36, formerly of St. LoXiis^ 
Mo., and one of the few living founders of the Williams chapter 


is now residing in Sidney, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Wrig^ht cele- 
brated their golden wedding on the tith of August. Mr. Wright, 
who is one of the oldest members of the Fraternity, havings 
passed his 84th birthday, is much interested in the progress of 
the Fraternity and anxious for its welfare. Mr. Wright, from 
1863 to 1888, had charge of the Bible work in Missouri for ttie 
American Bible Society, 

The Congregaiionalist %^y% : **It is a pleasure to welcome to 
the ranks of religious journalism genial President Buttz, {Cnian, 
'58); ^f Drew Theological Seminary, who has been chosen editor 
oi iti^ Methodist Review, We trust he will not do what his pre- 
decessor. Rev. J. W. Mendenhall, is charged by an Evening Post 
correspondent with having done, viz : Offering himself as a 
sacrifice to his work and dying prematurely because he knew 
so little ot what men ought to know. He was a reckless sinner 
against his body and counted his flesh as something to be sub- 
dued and ignored. 

Dunng the Christian Endeavor Convention in New York this 
summer, Frank Leslie* s Weeklv printed the portrait of the Chair- 
man of the general committee, the Rev. Henry T. McEwen 
Adelbert '78 and paid him this well deserved compliment: ''The 
arrangements for the convention were largely in the hands of the 
Rev. H. T. McEwen, of the Fourteenth St. Presbyterian Church, 
and to him is largely due the success which attended it Mr. 
McEwen, who has shown large capacity in other fields, dis- 
played in connection with this convention an executive ability 
which commanded for him the hearty applause of all partici- 
pants in this most notable convention of the decade." 

The chair of Latin (at Cornell) was filled by the election of 
Professor C. A. Bennett, {Brown^ '72) ot Brown University. The 
appointment seems to be one of great promise. Professor 
Bennett is a graduate of Brown University, studied for a year at 
Harvard after graduation and for the two years following, in 
German universities, and was appointed at the completion of 
his period of special study to a chair in the University of 
Nebraska where he remained for six years. He was then called 
to the chair of Latin in the University of Wisconsin, where he 
remained two years, leaving a twelvemonth ago to accept a 


chair in the classicRl department of Brown University. He is 
a man of fine presence and attractive social qualities who im- 
presses his students deeply, and inspires great enthusiasm for 
classical studies. Professor Bennett is the author of a work on 
the Cyprian Dialect, and has published an edition of Xenophoo's 
Hellenica.— A': K Trilmne. 

A p^ood story about Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, {Amhersi, '79); 
Pastor of Union Church, Boston, is guing the rounds, of the 
papers. While enjoying his vacation en the Maine coast last 
month he preached and conducted week day evening services 
at the Free Baptist Church at Georgetown, helped it to some 
good hymn-books and raised $100 for an organ. One day he 
approached a Boston gentleman from whom he had before 
sought in vain to beguile a contribution and said : '* I would do 
almost anything, if you would give a dollar for the organ in the 
church over there." *'You would jump oflf in there, would 
you? " said the gentleman, pointing to the water, which was 
forty feet deep. In a moment Mr. Boynton sprang in and, 
swimming to shore, said. ** Now give me that dollar." He got 
it, It doesn't spoil the story at all to add, what the papers have 
omitted, that the minister didn't spoil his clothes. He was in 
his bathing suit. Mr. Boynton seems to be equal to any 
emergency in doing good works and without any foolishness 
about it eiiher, — Cbngregationalis/, 

Henry A. Buttz, D. D., Union, '58, President of Drew Theo- 
logical Seminary; has been made editor of the Methodist Review, 

The news that E. Benjamm Andrews, D. D., LL.D., (Brown, 
'70,) President of Brown University, had been offered a place in 
the faculty of the new Chicago University was received by 
faculty and students of Brown with much anxiety, lest the col- 
lege should lose its chief executive, under whose administration 
it has so rapidly grown. The faculty presented to him a memo- 
rial, in which they deprecate the idea of his leaving his present 
field of labor and going to a new one, and urge him, if need 
be, even at a sacrifice, to decline the offer, and to remain at 
Brown, where he is so especially needed. The memorial is as 
follows : 

*' We have heard, with extreme apprehension, that proposals 


have been made to you elsewhere of such a sort as must 
strongly tempt you to their acceptance. Feeling that your 
withdrawal would be a calamity of the first magnitude to this 
university, we unite in respectfully urging you to make, for its 
sake, whatever sacrifices are involved in remaining here. Your 
administration of the college during the past three years has 
not only won our admiration and strengthened the warm per- 
sonal feeling with which we welcomed you to the presidency ; 
it has also filled us with hope and confidence for the future — 
hope that the university is but just entering upon a period of 
g^rowth and prosperity unexampled hitherto, and confidence 
that the community will rally to its support and secure to it the 
results of its recent expansion. As colleagues and as friends, 
devoted to the university and warmly devoted to the support 
of your administration, we urge you not to leave us and the 
college at a time when the fruits of your labors are only begin- 
ning to appear, and we pledge ourselves to do all in our power 
to lighten for you the sacrifices involved and to further that 
advancement of the university which we believe will be the 
reward of those sacrifices." The daily papers of the city have 
drawn attention to th e president's offer and express the hope 
that he will not leave Providence. — N. Y, Tribune, 

The Quarterly comes each time with very interesting news 
to me. In the May number I find from our State University a 
letter which tells of the prosperity of Delta U. at that mstitu- 
tion. Delta U. may well be proud of her men in Wisconsin, '93, 
they are the finest I have ever met. The chapter is making big 
preparations for the convention next year and as we are the 
youngest fraternity there and none of the other fraternities have 
-ever held a convention in the State, it is going lo be a big boomer 
for Delta U. Fraternally yours. 

West Salem, Wis. . Frank Bell, 

July 16, 1892. Syracuse, '86. 

The Delta U. Quarterly of May, 92, came to hand on my 
•eighty-fourth birthday; its five fine portraits with the descrip- 
tion of noble men, made it specially valuable. Noted events 
now and then cluster in individuals and names have significance. 
So it was with the late Marcellus Lovejoy Steams, who "came 


to life" in Maine, in 1839 — about five years after our Fraternity 
was organized and less than two years after the Rev. E. P. 
Lovejoy fell as a martyr to Anti-Slavery, with the firm purpose 
just uttered — '*if I die I am determined to make my grave in 
Alton." *'An address to the People of Alton" — in burning 
words — written by the Rev. Truman Marcell us Post, D. D. — is 
to be found in the Life of Lovejoy. 

When the Maine boy is about thirty-four years old he is pre- 
sented to your readers as Governor of Florida; showing a firm- 
ness similar to that of Lovejoy — and in scenes that follow — as 
seen on page 181 — Florida^s called the pivotal State — the Tilden^ 
Hayes contest. I am as ever yours in Delta U., 

Sidney, Nebraska, Edmund Wright, 

July 13, 1892. Williams, '36 


June. Newspaperdfnn contains the portrait of J . Wallace Darrow, 
Brcwn, '80, and an article by him on "The Model Country 
Weekly. The CAr/s/Zan-a/- FT^r^ of the 9th contains **The Prob- 
lem of the City" by Josiah Strong, D. D.. Adelyert, '69. 

July. The N. Y. World of the 24th, contains the portrait and 
sketch of the life of Miron J. Hazeltine, Amherst^ *^\, Outing- 
contains a poem **My Wheel and I, "by the Rev. Alberto A. Ben- 
nett, Col^aU^ '86. The Old and New Testament Student contains 
•'Some Recent Criticisms of the Pauline Epistles," by Professor 
Alfred W. Anthony, A. M., Brown, '83. 

August. Scrtbner*s contains a poem '* Faded Pictures," by 
William Vaughn Moody, Harvard, '93. Outing contains ''A 
Three Mile Run, a Story of College Life," by Welland Hendrick, 
Colgate, *So. The Century contains **The Battle of the Wyoming 
in Japan," by William Elliot Griffis, D. D.. Rutgers, '69. 

September. The N. Y. Observer of the ist, contains ** Corres- 
pondence from Japan," by the Rev. Henry Loomis, Hamilton, '66. 
The Weekly News, of Berkeley, Cal., contains a poem ** Mosses 
from an Old Manse," by George Thomas Dowling, D. D., Col- 
gate, '*]!, 

October. Outing is opened with an illustrated article. 
Darkest America," by Trumbull White, Amherst, '86. The 
Missiouary Review of the World, contains "Lengthened 


Cords and Strengthened Stakes." **Carey's Covenant," and 
**Notes on Current Topics" by Arthur T. Pierson, D. D. 
HamiUon, '57. *'The Church of Russia," by the Rev. W. 
Arcnitage Beardslee, i?«/^tfr5, '88, and ** Organized Missionary 
Work and Statistics," by the Rev. Dele van L. Leonard, Hamil- 

Messrs. D. Lothrop & Co. announce a superb Library edition 
of the "Arabian Nights Entertainment," edited by William 
Elliot Griffis, D. D., Rutgers, '69 Messrs. Harper Brothers 
announce **The Principles of Ethics," by Prof. Borden P. 
Bowne, D. D., LL. D., New York, '71. To the College Series of 
Greek authors there has been added Xenophon's Hellenica, 
Books V.-VIL, edited by Charles E. Bennett, Brown, '78, Profes- 
sor in Brown University. The notes are on the same page as the 
text and are full and scholarly. Ginn & Co., Boston, Mass. In 
Messrs. Funk & Wagnalls new standard dictionary, the depart- 
ment of literature is edited by Rossiter Johnson, Ph.D., Rochester, 
'63, and that of Oriental Words by William Elliot Griffis, D.D., 
Rutgers, '69. George W. Clark, D.D., Amherst, '53, has published 
through the American Baptist Publication Society*' Notes on the 
Acts of the Apostles, Explanatory and Practical," 415 pp., 
$1.50. A novel entitled Joshua Wray," by the Hon. Hans S. 
Beattie, New York, *Ji, has just been published. 


The ** Seventh World's Student Conference" was held at 
Northfield. Mass., July 2-13. The general character of the 
Northfield meetings is so well known that it does not need to he 
described here. In the absence of Mr. D. L. Moody, who is 
the originator of the conference, the meetings were largely 
under the supervision of Mr. John R. Mott, College Secretary of 
the International Committee. 

Among the speakers this summer were President E. B. 
Andrews, D. D., LL D., Brown, '70, of Brown Univ.; the Rev. 
Frank Bristol, D. D., of Chicago: president Merril E. Gates, 
D. D., of Amherst; the Rev. A. J. Gordon, D. D., (of Boston) ; 
the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D. D., Hamilton, '57 ; the Rev. Wil- 
ton M. Smith, D. D., of New York city; Bishop J. M.Thoburn, 
D. D., of India; the Rev. H. Clay Trumbull, D. D., of Philadel- 
phia, editor of the Sunday School Times ; the Rev. John N. For- 


man, well known to college students, having made a tour 
among the colleges in 1886 with Mr. Wilder, in the interests of 
the volunteer movement, and Mr. L. D. Wishard, who was 
early associated with Mr. Moody in the planning of the summer 
schools. The singing was led by Prof. D. B. Towner. Mr. 
Robert E. Speer and Mr. James McConaughy had charge of the 
Bible classes. 

As usual, the mornings and evenings were devoted to the 
meetings and the afternoon to recreation. Basket Ball was very 
much in favor, and sides were chosen for games between the 
Eastern and Western colleges, New York State and Massachu- 
setts, while one representative from each of the thirteen original 
States were pitted against thirteen of the British delegation. 
Unlucky number — for the ** Britishers " — they were beaten by 
a score of three goals to two. Fourth of July is usually Field 
Day at Northtield, but this year the sports were postponed until 
the Monday following the Fourth. President E. B. Andrews, 
D. D.. LL.D., Brown, '70. delivered the oration in Stone Hall, 
at 8 P. M., on the subject, *'The Duty of a Public Spirit." After 
the address of the evening, Pn)r. Towner sang '*The Sword of 
Bunker Hill," and the British delegation sang '*God Save the 
Queen," every one joining in at the close with **So say we all 
of us." The audience then adjourned to the lawn in front of 
Marquand Hall, where there was a fine display of fireworks, 
and where the studerjts enjoyed themselves as only college 
boys can. 

But now concerning what may be of wider interest to readers 
of ihe Quarterly. Of course early in the week every Delta U. 
began to look for his beloved badge among the various badges 
displayed by the 500 students in attendance. It did not take 
very long to find out that there were Delta U.'s present and 
each **ne\v found" brother was speedily made acquainted with 
the rest. One morning fifteen Delta U.'s gathered on the steps 
of Talcott Library and after electing Brother Carl A. Mead, 
MiddleburVy '91, Chairman, and Brother William B. Smith, Colgate^ 
'93, secretary uf the delegation had the customary group photo- 
graph taken. On the 8th a large conveyance decorated with 
Gold and Blue bunting was secured to take us to Mt. Hermon. 
Just before the btart, President Daniel Bliss, D. D. Amherst, '52, 


of Beirut, Syria, came to the wagon and told us an anecdote of 
Fraternity campaign work more than forty years ago. The 
ride was enlivened with songs and the yell prepared for the 
occasion. Delta U.! Delta U.l Rah-Rah I Rah-Rah ! Delta U.I 
Delta U. ! Rah-Rah 1 Rah-Rah I Northfield ! Northfield I Delta 
U. ! Delta U. I Rah I Rah-Rah ! 

While looking through the buildings at Mt. Hermon the fol- 
lowing was overheard: *• These Delta U.'s must be pretty fine 
fellows, there's Dr. Pierson and Douglas of Harvard with 
them ! ' Tuesday we all accepted the invitation of Dr. Pierson 
to a lawn party at his summer home where a very enjoyable 
afternoon was spent. On the 13th a farewell meeting was held 
at the •* Northfield" and a dinner was given with Dr. Pierson as 
the guest of honor. The room had been tastily decorated in 
anticipation of our coming — a gold and blue Delta U. mono- 
gram being over the mantel while at each plate was a small 
bouquet tied with the fraternity colors. After the dinner with 
Brother Douglas of Harvard as symposiarch the following 
toasts were responded to : 

Harvard, .... Logan H. Roots, '91. 

Cornell, .... Jerome B. Landfield, '94. 

Amherst, .... Ambert G. Moody, '92. 

Brown, .... Clayton S. Cooper, '94. 

Colgate, .... Harvey W. Chollar, '92. 

Hamilton, . . . Leroy F. Ostrander, '94. 

Colby William B. Tuthill, '94. 

** Dikaia Upoiheke," . Arthur T. Pierson, D. D., '57. 
Following is the roll-call by chapters, Hamilton, Arthur T. 
Pierson. D. D., '57, Leroy F. Ostrander, '94 ; Amherst, President 
Daniel Bliss, D. D, '52, of the Syrian College. Beirut Syria; 
Andrew H. Mulnix, '91 : Ambert G. Moody. '92; Harley N. Wood, 
'92, Halah H. Loud, '94; James C. Mclnnes, '94; Colby, William B. 
Tuthill, '94; Middlebury, Carl A. Mead, '91; Brown, Clayton T. 
Cooper, '94, Charles S. Aldrich, '94; Colgate, Harvey W. Chollar. 
'92, William B. Smith, '93, Frank R. Morris, '94, William P. 
Waterhouse, '95; Cornell, Jerome B. Landfield, '94; Harvard, 
Logan H. Roots, '91, Lewis K. Morse, '92, WallerC. Douglas, '93. 

William P. Waterhouse, 

Colgate, '95. 

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«iw«, '86, in Catskill, M. Y., on May 14, 1892, a son to Dr. 
and Mrs. Wilbur F. Lamont. 

Cornell, '84, in Washington, D. C, on August 30, 1891, a son, 
Clarence Walson, to Mr and Mrs. Delberl H. Decker. 

A'lrdcaw, 'S6, in West Salem. Wis., on March 9, 1892, a daug-h- 
ter, Ora Marion, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bell. 


Wi/iiams, '36, in Sidney, Neb, on August 11, 1892, celebration 
of the golden weddinu ot Ibe Rev. and Mrs. Edmund Wright. 

New York. '92, in New York, N. Y., on September i, 1893, 
Miss Evelyn Louisa Harvey, to William Lloyd Roberts. 

Michigan, '88, i» Calumet, Mich,, on August 27, 1892, Miss 
Mary E. Morrisoii to James McNaughton, of Iron Mountain, 

NorlhwesUrn. '90. in Burlington, Wis., on May 2, 1892, Miss 
Mabel Sheldon, Northwestern. '90, to Charles M. Denny of Des 
Moines, la. 

j\'orlhuestern, '91, in Piper City, 111,, on June 16, 1892, Miss 
Lizzie R. McKinney, to Amory S. Haskins. At home, Wauke- 



Xorthwestern, '93. in Racine, Wis., on July 5, 1891, Miss Fannie 
Hetherington, to James L. Walker. At home, Evanston, 111. 


Harvard^ '83 Jn Kennebunk, Me.j in June, 1892. Miss Frances 
Augusta Lord to the Rev. Augustus M. Lord of Providence, R. I. 

De Pauw, '90, in Pierceton, Ind., on June 14, 1892, Miss 
Jennie Hayden, Alpha Phi, De Pauw, '94, to Ralph W. Best At 
home, Riverside, Cal. 


Williams, '40, in Framingham. Mass., on July 10. 1892, of 
aproplexy, the Hon. James Watson Brown, M. D., aged eighty 

Amherst, '60, in New York, N. Y., on July 22, 1892, Colonel 
Samuel John Storrs, aged fifty five years. 

Rochester^ '83, in Indianapolis, Ind., on June 21, 1892, Profes- 
sor William S. Lemen, Ph.D., of Dansville, N. Y.. aged thirty- 
two years. 

Rulgers, '86, in Brooklyn, N. Y., on Sunday, August 7, 1892, 
David Torrens Kirkpatrick. aged twenty-four years. 

jNew Fork, '66, in Brooklyn, N. Y., on June 7, 1892, of heart 
failure, Samuel Bowne Daryea, a charter-member of the Ktw 
Fork chapter, aged forty-seven years. 



The noted politician, expired suddenly at his home in Par- 
sons, Kansas, Sunday January 24. The announcement of his 
death did not occasion a great deal of surprise, as it was gen- 
erally believed that his end was near. Some two years ago 
alarming symptoms of heart trouble made themselves manifest 
and at times since he has been in a precariiius condition. But 
he rallied time and again and his indomitable energy led him 
to undertake tasks fraught with excitement that should not have 
been attempted by one continually threatened with a collapse 
from heart failure, but other complications set in and for sev- 
eral days previous it was apparent to the household that death 
was near and in consequence was hourly expected. Death re- 
lieved his untold sufferings at two p. m" — without a struggle his 
soul passed out serenely and so calmly that the devoted wife and 
fatherless children could scarcely realize that the spark of life 
had fled. 


The deceased was born in Manchester, 1845. ^^ was a 
scholar of the highest order, graduating from Middlebury Col- 
lie in the class of 1873. He early devoted himself to the min- 
istry, becoming pastor of the Congregational church at Crown 
Point, N. Y., soon after graduation. There he remained for 
two years, and in 1876 removed to Pontiac, Mich., preaching 
there and in Stanton until 1882, when duty called him to his 
late home, taking charge of the Congregational church and at 
the same time purchased a large farm, one of the most highly 
improved and valuable farms in southern Kansas. Later he re- 
signed his pastorate and espoused the cause of the Union Labor 
party, and the political upheaval in Kansas during the past three 
years was in a great measure due to his efforts. He was in 
tact the founder of the party which swept the State two years 
ago. The deceased was gifted with great resources. He was 
a fluent talker and in pomt of ability he was one of the most 
distinguished citizens in the State. He had some political as- 
pirations and had he been spared doubtless his ambition in that 
line would have been amply gratified. His funeral was held 
Wednesday. Relatives from various States were present to 
mourn the loss of their departed friend. — Undergraduate, 


Rochester, '83. 

Prof. William S. Lemen, who has had charge of the biology 
department in the high school for three years, died at 330 
North Meridian street at 2:30 this morning. His death resulted 
from an introversion of the intestines, a trouble similar to that 
which caused the death of Emmons Blaine and of Judge How- 
land. He .had e^ijoyed good health until recently, though his 
sickness for the past week was looked upon with grave apprehen- 
sions. His uncle, Dr. Samuel G. Dorr, of Buffalo, N. Y., attended 
him during the last week, and his sister, of Dansville, N. Y., 
was also at his bedside. 

Professor Lemen was born thirty-two years ago at Dansville, 
N. Y. He graduated from Rochester University in 1883, and 
in 1886 the degree of Master of Arts was conferred upon him. 
He spent four years in teaching at Tonawanda and Kingston, 
N. Y. For two years he made special studies in biology at 


Johns Hopkifts University. In the high school he has tauj 
zoology, botany and geology, and under his direction, Princi] 
W. W. Grant says, these branches reached a high standard 
the school. Professor Lemen had been re-engaged for anot^^^ 
school year at a largely increased salary. He was alwa^y^ 
while in the city, active in church work. He was a deacon ^f 
the First Presbyterian Church and a Vice-President of (/jg 
Christian Endeavor Society. Brief funeral services were held 
at his late home in this city this afternoon prior to taking his 
remains to Dansville, New York. Deacons of the First Pres* 
byterian church and his associates at high school acted as pall 
bearers. — Indianapolis, Ind.y News, fune 21, 

Resohed, That in the loss of our esteemed brother, Prof. W. S. 
Lemen, we have lost a member of our Board ever ready to per- 
form service for his Master, and showing forth by his christian 
life, his devotion to his conscience and to our church. 

Unassuming in manner, unselfish in character, he was always 
efficient in religious work and his life was such as to inspire us 
to greater zeal. 

Resolved, That our sympathies are hereby extended to his 
family and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to them and 
that the same be published in the Indianapolis News. 

Board of Deacons. First Presbyterian Church. 

New York, *66. 

Samuel Bowne Duryea, forty-seven years old, one of the 
most respected citizens of Brooklyn, died suddenly yesterday 
at his home. No. 46 Remsen street, of heart failure. The last 
public act of Mr. Duryea was his offer to the city of Brooklyn 
of an eight-acre tract of land for park purposes, for which he 
paid $30,000 two years ago. The property is on the water 
front in the vicinity of the proposed driveway along the shore 
road to Fort Hamilton. Mr. Duryea was a direct descendent 
from Joost Durie, a Dutch Huguenot exile. He was graduated 
from the New York University in 1866. He inherited a large 
estate from his maternal grandfather in addition to that left him 
by his father. He was a member of the Republican General 


Oommittee of Kings County, a trustee of the Art Association 
s^nd Froebel Academy, first president of the .Delta Upsilon So- 
ciety, a member of the Brooklyn Literary Society, the Brooklyn 
Alt Association , the Franklin Literary Society, the Union 
X..eague. the Hamilton and Robbins' Island clubs, the St 
Nicholas and the Holland societies, the Tree Planting and 
fountain Society, the Children's Aid Society, the Young. Men's* 
CThristian Association, Kin^s County Temperance Society, the 
Constitution Qub and president of the Children's Park and 

Playgrounds Society. Though a member of Plymouth Church! 

Sir. Duryea had also been an attendant at the Brooklyn Taber-j 

iiacle.— i\^ Y. Herald, June 8. 

The death on Tuesday of Samuel B. Duryea is a serious loss 
lo the Republican party and to Brooklyn. He had been 
identified with the city all his life. He had been a student of 
theology and law, the manager of a vast property, a philan- . 
thropist and a politician. His work in the Young Republican 
Qub in 1884 is still remembered. He belonged to the General 
Committee and the Executive Committee and was one of the 
candidates of his party for Alderman-at-Large last fall His re-* 
cent gift to the city of land for a park gives him a title to the 
gratitude of every citizen of Brooklyn. The eight acres along 
the proposed shore driveway and New York Bay cost Mr. 
Duryea $30,000, and in a few years will be one of the most 
valuable plots about Brooklyn. It gives to the city a park such 
as it might have had in the centre ot the city had the sugges- 
tion of reserving plots along the water front been followed 
years ago. — N, Y, Tribune, 

Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God in his infinite wisdom 
and love to remove from his earthly labors our beloved brother, 
Samuel Bowne Duryea, who was a charter-member of our 
chapter and for many years identified with the Delta Upilson 
Fraternity, and at one time its honored President Therefore 
be It Resolved, That we, his brothers of the New York chapter of 
the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, extend to his family and friends 
our warmest sympathy in this their hour of sad bereavement 

Wm. Lloyd Roberts, Robert L. Rudolph, Theodore S. Hope. 

In behalf 0/ the New York chapter. 



Commencement Week. — ^The ninety-eighth commencement at Willia 
was a very successful week. The sun managed to keep its face shining 
that length of time upon the '*fair women and brave men,'* usual at such 
occasion. Saturday night the contest for the Graves prize was held, 
men contesting. Brother Campbell was considered as being a possible 
Her and little surprise was manifested when it was announced on the VT^ 
nesday following that he was the prize-man. Sunday Dr. Gladden preachee/ 
the baccalaureate sermon in the absence of President Carter. In the affer. 
noon a missionary meeting was largely attended in Mission Park. 

On Monday morning the class of ninety-three gave "My Lord in Livery,'* 
and **Box and Coz/* before a large and very appreciative audience. Bro. 
ther Boone played a leading part in the former. In the afternoon the Glee 
and Banjo Clubs gave thoir much-sung repertoire. The Chi Phi*s gave a 
magnificent reception in the evening. Class day continued the festivities 
of the week with a meeting of the society of Alumni of Phi Beta Kappa and 
a base ball game with Amherst in which we had the good fortune to do them 
up squarely in a very scientific manner. The class day exercises proper 
were in the afternoon. In the evening the Prize Rhetorical Exhibition took 
place. Brother Doolittle received the first sophomore prize. The senior 
Promenade beg^n after this and continued somewhat into the next day 
robbing all of much-needed rt»st, to say nothmg of injuries done to dij^es- 
tion, etc. 

On Commencement day the week's labor drew to a close. Brothers 
Greene and Campbell distinguished themselves on the platform in the most 
approved, nineteenth century manner, the one in an oration on •* Moun- 
tains in Literature and Life," an.l the latter with ** A Plea for the College 
Man." The final wind-up was, of course, the class supper. Brother Ryder 
delivered the Prophecy and Brother Campbell officiated as Toast Master. 

Durmg the past year Delta Upsilon at Williams has been very prominent. 

Brother Campbell, '92, has been editorin. chief of the Literary Monthly, 
Brother B >one, '93. has been editor-in-chief of the Gulielmensian^ and 
business manaj^er of the Wiiiiams Weekly. Brother Ennis, '93, has been 
scorer to the baseball team a^d succeed * to the management next year. 
Brothers Doolittle, '94; Folsom, '94, and Hoyne, '95, have been connected 
with the •* Weekly ^^^ the first having been very prominent otherwise in 
literary lines of work. On the 'Varsity football team. Brothers Ennis, '93; 
Ryder, '92, and Babbit, '95, have played during the fall, the first of these 
being in his position every game. Hoyne, '9^, has also played on both his 
class baseball and football teams. On the athletic team we were represented 
by Brother Boone, '93. Brother Edson, '93, has been absent during the 
summer term on account of illness in his family. 

'92 will be widely separated next year. Tohn C. Campbell will study 
theology at Andover Seminary, Andover, Mass. Winthrop B. Gre#»ne will 


s^^jtdy theolof^ at Uoion Scrninarv, Nstr York, N. Y. Ernest C. Bartlett 
^nri.11 atudy theolo^; undecided as yet where. Leverett B. Merrill will study 
l^'^HT at the B>9ton Uaiversity, and Frederick B. R/der will teach in an 
-vxzademy at CoHimbus, Ohio. 


The past year has been one of increased activity and marked ad^ance- 

snent for the Union Chapter. Oar meiiibership is now twenty, thus ^ving 

%3B the lar^^est Delta Upsilon chapter that has existed at ** Old Union " tor a 

<ierade or more. During the year we tiave acquired twelve new members, 

'Strengthening our sophomore delegation with three more men, and receiv- 

ing Brother Bowns from Syracuse into the junior clasi*. We lose but five 

members this year, including Brother J. Leroy Van Valkenburg, who is to 

attend the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, N. Y. When 

the large incomingclass arrives. Delta Upsilon men will be ready to receive 

them and introduce the best of them to the fioest chapter in the college. 

CoMMENCEKENT WEEK has indeed crowned \x% with the laurel wreath of 
victory. On Monday night Brother George M. B >wns, '93, took the Veeder 
Eite'nporaneous prize of fifty dollars. Brother Cd<vird M. Burke, .'93, receiv- 
ing honorable mention. Brother Bowns also tiok the fir<«t junior oratorical, 
and Brother J. N. White, '04* the first sophomore oratorical, thus securing 
for the chapter first in all the great oratorical prizes for the three under- 

In the graduating class our success was still mure gratifying. B'other 
Homer B. Williams was valedictorian, and received the Warner prize for 
scholarly attainment, and moral rectitude, beside<9 special honors in the 
English language and literature. Br(»ther Williams was also one of the two 
Phi Beta Kappa men of the class. Brcither Georjje Furbeck was a stage man 
and one of the two Sigma Xi men from '92. while Brother Orr, besides 
efficient by filhng the office of Grand Marshall was also a stage mao. 

Our rooms on State street have been refurnished and we cordially invite 
all Delta U's. to visit us when in the vicinity of Schenectady. 

The chapter was well represented at the commencement ball on Wednes- 
day night, and was one of the four chapters to have a society booth, which 
proved to be a valuable improvement on the old methods. During Com- 
menceni^t week twenty alumni were in the city and sixteen sat at the an- 
nual Delta tJ. banquet at the Barlyte Ho ise Tuesday ni'^ht. It was the 
most largely attended most enthusiastic and enjoyable dinner ever given by 
the chapter. The table was too small to accommodate the feasters and an 
addition had to be made to seat the freshman delegation. At a subsequent 
business meeting some progressive steps were taken in regard to a chapter 
house, and our hopes for a home will be reported when they ntaterialize, 
which will be in the near future. The following alumni were present at the 
banquet: William L. Kennedy, Jr., '88, New York, N. Y.; Edwin H. 
Winans, Gloversville, N. Y.; George W. Furbeck, Little Falls, N. Y.; 
Frederick S. Randall, Leroy, N. Y.; David H. Muhlfelder, Albany, N. Y.; 
Prof. Edward C. Whitmyer, Schenectady, N. Y.; Prof. Louis A. Coffin, New 


York, N. Y.; Frederick T. Rogers, M. D., Providence, R. I.; Robert J 
Landon, Esq., Schenectady, N. Y., toast master; the' Hon. Edward P. White 5^;^ 
Amsterdam, N. Y.; Lewis A. Cass, Esq., Albany, N. Y.; Pet^r R. Furbcck:»,«:— 
M; D., Glovers ville, N. Y.; John Burr, Gloversville, N. Y.; Charles Fisk< 
Gloversville, N. Y.; John S. Van Vechten, Chateaugay, K. Y.; Hoin< 
Greene, Esq., Honesdale, Penn. 


The college has had a very successfal and prosperous year, and the gra< 
uating clasd at this commencement was the lafgest in many years. In th^ 
success and prosperity of the college Delta U. has had her share. From 
beginning until the end of the college year she has been reaping nei 

Commencement Week brought back a large number of alumni wl^ ^ 
seemed to be glad to see once more their aima mater and their friends i j^ 
Delta U. In gaining prizes during the college year, we have taken frocif 
rank. The Head oratorical prize was given to Brother John M.'Curran, '92. 
The prize debate, first prize in physics, second Kellogg prize were af/ 
awarded to Brother Curran. Brother Shepard, '92, received second Physics 
and Munson prize in German and French. Of the prizes awarded to the 
undergraduates. Brother Bacon received second essay prize from the junior 
class. Brother Keck first and Brother Gibson second from the sophomore 
class. Brother Balch first and Brother Burrows second from the freshman 
class. This record is completed by the awarding of the first prize from the 
aophomore class, in prize speaking to Brother Gibson. 

Our chapter has been working hard this past year as our record shidws in 
the list of prizes. We had eight freshmen at the beginning of the year^ 
which is an unusually large number for this chapter and they have proven 
to be good men. 

Oiir annual reception to the Alumni and their friends occurred on Wed- 
nesday evening of Commencement week and was by far the finest that ' 
Delta U. has yet attempted. All the boys seemed to take it into their hands 
that each one present should have an enjoyable time. Tht; hall was taste- 
fully trimmed through the kind assistance uf our triends among the ladies,, 
and an orchestra discoursed sweet music during the evening. Ot the 
alumni who returned I can give only a partial list; the Rev. M. Waldo, '48, 
the Rev. R. Keyes, '48, the Rev. Yates Hickey, '49, the Rev. H. Johnson, 
•49, N. H. Becker, '62, F. H. Gouge, '70, W. T. Ormiston, '85, T. C. Miller, 
*8s, E. J. Wager, '85, F. W. Griffith, '86, Professors E. C. Morris, '89, and E. 
R. Whitney, '89. 

Concerning the future occupations of the '92 men Brothers Curran and 
Fay will study law. Brother Shepard returns next year as assistant professor ' 
in Biology, aud Brother Jones enters Auburn Theological Seminary. 


Delta Upsilon was well represented at this last Commencement, Brother 
Bentley speaking from the Commencement platform and Brother Raley de- 
livering the Grove Oration. Although there is no formal rank of excellence 


nounqed amoog the Cominenceinent speakers yet it was universally 
^.c^lcnowledge^ that the Delta U. map delivered the best oration. 

IVe had quite a number of our alumni back with us this year, amonjf 
wlioin were : Brothers Bliss and Rankin, '52; Barber, '77; Fisher, McGre^^ory ^ 
and Turner, '80; Pond, *8i; Camp, Partridge and Whiting:, '^2; Howland, 
•»3; Simons, '85; ?eck and Woods, «86; White, '87; Ewing, '88; Clark, Ew. . 
l.rtg, Copeland, Philbrick and Thayer, '89, and Ballou, ez-'92. 

At the annual meeting re,ports were heard from the President and 
'X'reasurer regarding the status of the chapter and means of promoting the 
^^^^Ifiare of the chapter were discusded. 


Since last heard from the current of our chapter life seems to have run as 
strongly and smoothly as ever. On May 9 the alumni of Cleveland and 
"vicinity gave us a royal " spread " in the spacious hall of" The HoUenden."" 
The feast of delicacies was followed by a banquet of words, and, in the 
liearty jollification of stories, jokes and songs, years seemed to melt away, 
and old and young to be drawn into a closer union ot interest and love for 
Delta U. Fred. W. Ashley, Adelbert, '85; was the Arbiter Bibendi, and 
responses were made by Professor M. M. Curtis, Hamilton^ '80; Norton G. 
Horr, Esq., Come//, '8i; Rupert Hughes, Ade/bert, '92; the Rev. James D. 
Corwin, Ade/bert^ '88, and Dr. Charles F. Thwing, President of Western Re- 
serve University. 

This Commencement season at Adelbert showed to great advantage the 
enthusiasm and interest of both alumni and students; and by no means the 
least enthusiastic of all the crowd were the '* brothers in Delta U. The 
baccalaureate sernion was preached on Sunday evening, June 17, by Dr. 
Thwing, President of the University. The annual prize speaking took 
place the next evening, which was quite noticeable from the prominent 
part played by the Delta U. men. The four speakers in the class of '94. 
were all Delta U*s: they were R. A. Tuttle, George R. Lottridge, H. S. 
Bigelow and Frank R. Burrows. Brother Bigelow secured the prize. Of 
the four speakers in the class of '95 one was a Delta U., Brother F. P. Rein- 
hold ; but he proved to be the successful competitor, which gave us both 
prizes again this year. On the afternoon of the 21st memorial exercises 
were held at the college in honor of Prof. Nathan P. Seymour, who was for 
fifty years a most valuable and honored member of our faculty. On the 
evening of the same day the Alumni Association held their usual exercises, 
after which came our annual supper. W. W. Ford, of '93, presided, and 
about forty alumni and students stiowed their appreciation of a Delta U. 
supper and their enthusiastic love of Delta U. 

The Commencement exercises were held on the morning of the 22nd. 
The chapter loses three men in the graduating class, Rupert Hughes, of 
Keokuk, la.; C. R. Tuttle and M. A. Tuttle, both of Painesville, Ohio. All 
three spoke at commencement, Hughes as second honor man, delivering 
the salutatory. Of the other prizes and honors awarded at this time— Ford, 
'93, captured the junior scientific prize, and Bill, '94, received two out of 
the seven honors awarded in the sophomore class. To sum up the work of 


our chapter in this line, it is sufficient to say that during the last coUej^ 
year twenty honors and prizes have been awarded, of which Delta U. has 
taken nine, the non-fraternity men ten, and the other fraternities one. Such 
is our share. The year closes with a general feeling of completeness and 
satisfaction, and the sound expectation of beginning work again in Sep. 
tember with seventeen loyal membeis of the chapter, to say notfaioj; of 
freshmen to be added. 


The year just closed has been a most prosperous one fur Delta Upsilon at 
Colby. In the athletic interests of the college she has been well repre* 
sented she has had representatives on all of the class and -college exhibitions 
of the year; and men wearing the Gold and the Blue have had leading parts 
in all the exercises of commencement week. 

Our record in athletics has been as follows:— In baseball, we have had the 
pitcher of the varsity team and the scorer, while the next year*s team will 
be under the management of a true Delta U. man, Brother Jordan, '93. 

In tennis, the president and first director of the association are members 
of Delta U. and three of the four men who represented Colby at the Maine 
Inter-Collegiate Tournan.ent were from our Fraternity. In football we have 
the president and one of the directors and are represented by three men on 
the colle(;;e eleven. In the field day contests, we took our share of the 

In the literary exhibitions of the year, we were represented by Brother 
Welsh the freshmen reading, by Brothers Tuthill and Kleinhaus, the former 
of whom received a prize, the sophomore prize declarction. Brothers Slocum 
and Robinson received appointments in the junior prize exhibition. Brother 
Slocum receiving honorable mention while two of the nine senior orators of 
Comrnen»!e:nent Div were Brothers F.ill and A.ndrews. In the college Dra- 
matic Club, which gave some five exhibitions during the year, Brothers 
Jordan and Ozier successfully filled prominent parts. 

Commencement Week at Colby was predominantly Delta Upsilon. 
Besides the two senior orators and the two juni«*r orators already menhoned, 
the following clas'S day officers were filled by her men : Senior class — 
orator, G. A. Merrill; prophet, G. P. Fall, parting address, L. Herrick; mar- 
shal, G. A. Andrews; Chairman of Executive Committee, E. II. Stover. 
Junior class -President, J. H. Ozier; historian, H. T. Jordan; marshall, C. 
F. Fairbroiher. On the Executive Committee C. N. Perkins. 

We are very much elated over the election of the Rev. B. L. Whitman of 
Brown, *87, to the presidency of the college. His inaugural address on 
Tuesday evening of commencement week was a masterly efllort, full of in- 
spiring and ennobling thouj;ht. Colby is fortunate in securing him for her 
chief executive, and uuder his guidance we can teel sure of the future pros- 
perity of the college and ot her most favored society — Delta Upsilon, 


Surely the Rochester oh-a^UiT of Delta Upsilon has little to regretandmuch 
upon which to congratulate herself in her retrospect of the year i89i-'92. 


Two Delta U.'s, the manager of the glee club and the manager of the base- 
"ball team, have each raised their respective orf^^nizations to a high degree 
•of efficiency, and with an unusually large representation on uU the college 
organizations and a liberal share of class offices, we feel that we have main- 
biined Delta U.*s reputation for developing all-around men, especially since 
we have not failed to obtain our share of class-room honors. The highest 
standing in the senior class was that of Brother Hamilton, and we had three 
out of the nine Phi Beta Kappa men. 

Toward the close of the vear we were so fortunate as to secure two more 
excellent men from the class of '95 — William Charles Kohlmets and William 
Dunlop Robinson, -who were initiated on the evening of the lothof June. 

Commencement Week was an unusually successful one for the University 
and our chapter. The Baccalaureate sermon was delivered by President 
Hill on Sunday evening, June 12. at the First Baptist Church. Monday 
afternoon, as usual, the class dav exercises were held at two o*clock, at the 
Lyceum Theatre and at five on the college campus. The pre.sident*s ad- 
dress, by Brother Maxson. and the tree oration, by Brother Marsh, were 
especialy meritorious. In the evening the sophomore declamations were 
given. Delta U. was represented by the Associate Quarterly editor. 
After the sophomore exhibition, we held, in our home on Strathallan Park, 
one of the most pleasant alumni reunions that we have had in a good many 
years. Adelbert Cronise, Esq., '77. presided wittily and gracefully as toast- 

At the meeting of the college trustees on Tuesday morning. Brother C. 
W. Dodge, Michigan^ '87, was appointed professor of biology. Tuesday 
evening at eight o'clock* the oration before the alumni was delivered by 
James Brtck Perkins, ot R« che^ter. The Poem for the saiEe occasion was 
by Rev. Ward T. Sunderland, ol Meadvilie, Pa. Music was furnished by 
the g1^eand banjo clubs. At 9:30 of the same evening, there was a social 
gatht-riiig of the alumni at the chamber of Commerce, with class histories 
and other exercises, ar d again the ii.dispei sable glee and banjo clubs were 
on hand. The alumni dinner on Wednesday was not given in the chapel, 
as 1 as heretofore been the custom, but on the campus in two large tents. 
It wiis largely attended and there was much enthusiasm manifested. 
Among other things, a subscription list was started to secure funds for the 
erection of a gymnasium building. 

Brother Maxson, Page and Hamilton were our representatives in the 
senior oratorical contest Wednesday evening at the Lyceum Theatre, Brother 
Page's oration, on "The New York Convention of 1788," receiving second 
prize. After the close of the orations, the largest class ever graduated from 
the University received their degrees, The Stoddard prize in mathematics 
was awpfdcd to Brother Hamilton of the senior class. Delta U.*s received 
the following honorable mentions: C. H. Maxson, '92, in Biology; Adelbert 
Hamilton, ^92, in Italian; L. M. Antisdale, '93, in German; J. A. Clarke, '94, 
in Creek, (2); in French, (2); in Latin and in German; C. D. Kenyon, '95, 
in Latin. 

As to cur brothers in '92, J. S. Page will study -law in Rochester; C. H . 


our chapter in this line, it is sutEcient to say that during the last coUe}^ 
year twenty honors and prizes have been awarded, of which Delta U. has 
taken nine, the non- fraternity men ten, and the other fraternities one. Such 
is our share. The year closes with a gneneral ieeWnz of completeness and 
satisfaction, and the sound expectation of beginning work again in Sep- 
tember with seventeen loyal membeis of the chapter, to say nothing of 
freshmen to be added. 


The year just closed has been a most prosperous one fur Delta Upsilon at 
Colby. In the athletic interests uf the college she has l>een well repre- 
sented she has had representatives on aH of the class and college ezhibilions 
of the year; and men wearing the Gold and the Blue have had leading parts 
in all the exercises of commencement week. 

Our record in athletics has been as follows:— In baseball, we have had the 
pitcher of the Varsity team and the scorer, while the next year*s team will 
be under the management of a true Dslta U. man, Brother Jordan, '93. 

In tennis, the president and first director of the association are members 
of Delta U. and three of the four men who represented Colby at the Maine 
Inter-Collegiate Tournan.ent were from our Fraternity. In football we have 
the president and one of the directors and are represented by three men on 
the collej^e eleven, lii the field day contests, we took our share of the 

In the literary exhibititms of the year, we were represented by Brother 
"Welsh the treshmen reading, by Brothers Tuthill and Kleinhaus, the former 
ot whom received a prize, the sophomore prize declarction. Brothers Slocum 
and Robinson received appointments in the junior prize exhibition. Brother 
Slocum receiving honorable mention while two of the nine senior orators of 
Commenirernent Div were Brothirs F.tll and A.ndre'iva. In the college Dra- 
matic Club, which gave some five exhibitions during the year, Brothers 
Jordan and Ozier successfully filled prominent parts. 

Commencement Week at Colby was predominantly Delta Up^silon. 
Besides the two senior orators and the two junior orators already mentioned, 
the following cla^s day officers were filled by her men : Senior class — 
orator, G. A. Merrill; prophet, G. P. Fall, parting address, L. Herrick; mar- 
shal, G. A. Andrews; Chairman of Executive Committee, E. II. Stover. 
Junior class -President, J H. Ozier; historian, H. T. Jordan; marshall, C. 
F. Kairbrother. On the Executive Committee C. N. Perkins. 

We are very much elated over the election of the Rev. B. L, Whitman of 
jBrowHf '87, to the presidency of the college. His inaugural address on 
Tuesday evening of commencement week was a masterly efliort, full of in- 
spiring and ennobling thought. Colby is fortunate in securing him for her 
chief executive, and uuder his guidance we can teel sure of the future pros- 
perity of the college and ot her most favored society — Delta Upsilon, 


Surely the /^ocA^sfgr chapiar of Delta Upsilon has little to regretandmuch 
upon which to congratulate herself in her retrospect of the year i89i-'92. 


'^irorth and Miller, of the class of '82, were' present for a time, but hastened 

siway to their class reunion. The singiiig^ of college songs, reminiscences 

'«nd banqueting were the order of the evening till a late hour. There also 

'Were present several prospective '96 men, upon whom D. U. has a mort- 

'i;age, with prospects of a direct foreclosure when autumn comes. 


A review of Commencement week shows a creditable record for Delta U. 

at Brown. In the Hicks prize debate, the two disputants in the negative. 

Brothers Llewellyn and Learned, won. In the sophomore declamation 

contest the second and third prizes were awarded to Brothers Birge and 

Pope, Of the ten commencement orations two were delivered by Brothers 

HylanandBlaisdell. Of the five theses one was written by Brother Chase. 

Brothers Jacobs and Learned were among the six Phi Beta Kappa men 

elected from the junior class. Four of the seniors elected were aUu Delta 

\J. men. 

The Chapter held no formal reunion this year, but some of the older men 
vrere present. One of the speakers at the alumni dinner on commencement 
day was Brother William V. Kellen, Esq., '72; now of the Boston bar. 

The work of the chapter for the ^ast year has been of average excel- 
lence. It has been in the main good, although a few meetings were not 
sufficiently prepared for. The '93 delegation is an unusually strong one, 
and under its leadership the chapter is sure to succeed during the coming 
year. The building of a chapter house has been agitated and the Pctive 
chapter and local alumni are more awake to the work than ever. It is safe 
to say that the chapter will take no step backward, but will maintain its 
record tor loyalty to college and fraternity. 


Another year's work is done and the annual commencement passed. 
Our brothers in '92 have taken leave of the Acting Chapter and stepped 
over into the ranks of the loyal Alumni. Delta U, has every reason to be 
proud of her record at Colgate. A united and prosperous chapter stands 
to- day as the embodiment of the royal fellowship and noble principles of 
our grand old Fraternity. We all think that it is a "big thing" to be a 
Delta U. 

The University continues to grow and develop in a steady and healthy 
way. There will be at least three new men on the faculty next year and 
the two whose names are now known are both Delta U*s. Prof. A. R. 
Brigham, Colgate, '72, will be lecturer in geology, and Prof. F. C. French, 
Brown, '89, will have a chair in the department of philosophy. The suc- 
cessor of Dr. L. M. Osborn who retires, has not been made known. 

The honors of the senior class have been changed by doing away with 
the valedictory, etc., and dividing the class into three groups according to 
standing. Five of our men were in the high honor group, two in the honor 
group, but we had no representative in the lowest group. Of the ten com- 
mencement speakers we had four, and the alternate, brothers Case, Knight, 


Mazson and Albert Khrgott will enter the Theological Seminary here;/. B»- 
Warren ^nd A. H. Olmsted intend to go into business; Adelbert Hamilton, 
expects to teach and C. £• Marsh will go into journalism. With '92 we lose, 
a strung delegation, but still this means the increase of the roll of our alumni, 
by the names of seven loyal men, ready at all times to lend a hand to their, 
brothers in Delta Upsilon. 


Hard and frequent showers attended the exercises of Middlebury's Nin»'ty»« 
second Commencement. Hardly the usual numl>er of **Oudens" were 
present, but a goodly number of the mure recent alumni were in attend*- 
ance. Having no *q2 delegation. Delta U. did not actively appeal in the! 
exercises of commencement day until the Ume for the Master^s .oration, 
when Brother Prentiss C. Hoyt, '89, of Parsons. Kansas, presented a care- 
fully prepared production on an educational subject, which has receivcrd 
much favorable comment. Brothers Bigelow, Clark and Urgent, of the 
class of '94, received appointments for the Merrill Prize speaking. Brother 
Bigelow was awarded $25,001, the second prize, In the Parker contest* 
Leonard, '95, represented Delta Upsilon and received the second prize. The, 
boys were all very glad to congratulate Brother Barlow when it was 
announced that he had gained the second place in the Waldo honor and . 
scholarship prizes from the treshman class. The first went to a lady of the 
class. An idea as to quality of Middlebur>''s co-eds may be further gained^ 
from the fact that they gained the three scholarship prizes in the sophomore: 
class, and that '92's valedictorian was a co-ed. 

At the annual meeting of tHb athletic association, the last Saturday of the 
term, Brother Donuway was made piesident fur the ensuing year, and. 
Bruther Clark, field day directur. Brother Donoway has also been made 
treasurer of the college Boardmg Hall Association. 

The annual Delta U. ride was a grand success in every way. On the 
morning of June 25, all the active members and their ladies, together with 
Noonan, '91, and lady, and Professor and Mrs. Eaton, took the train for 
Vergennes, where the steamer Maraquita, of Burlington, awaited them. 
The trip taken was to Burlington, where the party dined, and then, later, 
cruised about the lake. The occasion was made especially interesting 
from the fact that the **Dekes*' happened on a similar trip on that day and. 
hour. Owing to the far-sightedness of Brother Haseltine, the first privi- 
leges with books at the Stevens House, had been reserved for the D. U. 
party. Buth on going down and coming up the Otter Creek, a stretch of 
seven miles. Little Mellie, with its "Alpha Alpha" crew, gave severe 
chase to the Maraquita, d< eked in gold and blue, but was unable to pass 
her. Many times during the day the D. K. E. ; arty were able to hear 
the exultant yell of - D. U.. Delta U., Delta Upsilon." 

Hardly the usual- number were present at the annual reunion, which took 
place Tuesday evening, after the prize speaking, at the fraternity rooms in 
the Vallette Block. Among those present and speaking were Pruf. L. D. 
Bragg, *75; Prof. T. E. Boyce ; Marvin Hill Dane, '86; P. C. Hoyt, '89; H. 
M. Goddard, '90 ; T. H. Noonan, '91 ; Howard, Hutchinson, Leaven- 


t^e illumination of the college building^, witti attendant celebrations, an old 

>9. Y. U. custom. On June 5 the Chancellor, Dr. Henry M. MacCracken» 

l^livered the baccalaureate sermon, taking fur his subject the life ot John 

3alvin. The annual Eucleian reunion and spread was held on the evening 

:yf June 6. A number ot Delta U.*s were present. The class day exercises 

:00k place Tuesday evening, June 7, at the Concert Hall of the Madison 

bM|uare Garden, probably the prettiest hall in the city, with its decorations 

mn white and gold, requiring no other decoration to add to its simple beauty. 

Over the stage, however, was placed the violet banner of N. Y. U. and the 

*92 shield ot violet and white. Brother Rudolph, president of the class, 

presided and delivered the opening address ; Brother Perry was statistician. 

Brother Weed read the prophecy and Brother Roberts performed the duty of 

Censor. Brother Hope. Vice-President, was voted the handsomest man in 

the class. After the exercises came the senior promenade, which was a 

great success. Delta U.'s and their friends occupied eight boxes. 

The Commencement Exercises weie held at the Metropolitan Opera 
House, June 9. Our honor men were Brothers Perry, Rudolph and Weed, 
Brother Perry taking third honor, the philosophical oration. There were 
eight honors in all. Delta U. taking three. The Delta U.'s who received 
degrees were : Robert Rudolph, B. A.; Theodore S Hope, B. S.; William 
L. Roberts, B. S. ; Arther C. Perry, Jr., B. S ; Eugene P. Weed, B. S. ; 
Thornton B. Penfield, Columbia, '90, N. Y. U., Theo., '93, M. A ; John L. 
Clark, Theo, '93. M. A., and Horace Grant Underwood, A'tw York, *8i, mis- 
sionary to Corea, received the honorary dej;ree of D. D. Judge Mver G. 
Isaacs of the class of '59, brother of Professor A. G. Isaacs, Ph. D., New 
York, '71, and lather of Brother J. M. Isaacj, '93, received the honorary 
degree of LL. M. The Delta U. box was well filled, as usual, as were the 
boxes i'f the Delta U. graduates, which were all together as on class day. 

Commencement week closed with the alumni meeting, June 10. in the 
University building. Many Delta U. men were present to testifv to their 
love of Alma Mater and exchange stories of old college days. After the 
meeting the Delta U. chapter tendered a reception to their visiting alumni. 
One ot our pledged men is Mi. Herbert £. Pratt, of the class of '94. 
Mr. Pratt was a men^ber of the Intercollegiate Team, and is an editor 
of the Junior annual, the Violet, to be issued next year. Brother Barringer, 
*94, is also one ot the editors. 

At the last meeting of the class of '92 a permanent organization was effected, 
of which Brother Perry was elected Secretary and Treasurer for the ensuing 

At last the University has bought part of the proposed site in upper New 
York, twenty acres, and holds an option c»n twenty acres more, which will 
probably be secured in the near future. At least one of the new build. ngs 
has been promised, and it will be but a question of time before the others 
are provided for. On the new site about ten acres will be set apart for an 
athletic field, and the water front on the Harlt;m River will afford an oppor- 
tunity for the erection of a boat-house. Ground will aUo be set apart for 
the erection of chapter houses, and Delta U. hopes to be among the tirst to 


build. Bdg^ht days are in store for old N. Y. U. At the Commenceme^^ 
Chancellor McCracken observed that more money had been given to t^:- i 
University in the last year or two than ever before in its history, and ^^/ 
loyalty of its alumni compared favorably with that of the alumni of c^^ 
oldest and most popular colleges. The last gift to the University is fron^ ^ 
Dslta U., Brother Samuel B. Daryea, New York, 66, a charter member of 
the chapter, who died in Brooklyn, June 7, 1892. In his death the A^ 
York chapter sustains a severe loss, for his aid has always been extended 
to us in our need, and his interest in the chapter has always been an inspi. 
ration to our alumni. 

This year*s catalogue shows an enrollment of 1,288 students in all depart- 
ments, exclusive of Union Seminary, in affiliation with the University, and 
a corps of 98 instructors. In the University College there are 128 students 
and over twenty instructors. 

Dr. Jerome Allen, Amherst^ '51, Dean of the School of Pedagogy, has 
gone to Europe for the summer. Of our '92 graduates. Brother Rudolph 
and Brother Roberts intend to study for the ministry. Brother Perry will 
take a post-graduate course in mathematics and teach, and Brothers Hope 
and Weed will go into business. 

At the Law Commencement in May the Delta U. men who graduated 
were : William L. Mathot, John F. Tucker, George A. MacDonald, B. S., 
Oliver, C. Webster and John R. McGiffert, Williams^ '90. Brother Charles 
Gtddings, '91, received the degree of LL. M. Brothers Mathot and Tucker 
received prizes for excellence in examinations. 


Commencement week opened on Saturday, June 11 , with the prize debate, 
the senior honor of the law school. It was participated in by Brother Le 
Boeuf, one of the appointees, who was given second prize by the decision 
of the judges, but considered first by popular verdict. On Sunday oc- 
curred the baccalaureate sermon preached by the Rev. John A. Broadus. 
The contest for the Woodford oratorical prize came Monday afternoon and 
in it we were represented by Brother Breckenridge, one of the six appomtees. 
Monday evening the glee and banjo clubs gave a concert. Interesting class 
day exercises took place Tuesday morning, in which Brother Breckenridge 
delivered the memorial oration and Brother Rice as pipe custodian, ac- 
cepted the pipe in behalf of the junior class. In the evening occurred the 
senior ball, one of the most splendid ever given here. Brother Auel repre- 
sented us on the committee. 

At the Twenty.fourth Annual Commencement on Thursday, eight af our 
Delta U's. were graduated, two in philosophy, two in letters, one in Archi- 
tecture, one in mechanical engineering, one in electrical engineering, and 
one in law. The latter, Brother Le Boeuf received the thesis prize. Of our 
seniors. Brother Laidlaw will enter the Episcopal Theological Seminary at 
Cambridge, Brother Auel will return to Cornell and take graduate work in 
engineering, Brother Le Boeuf enters on work in New York, Brother Ide 


11 enter the firm of A. L. Ide& Son, Springfield, III., and the remaining '92 
eii have not entirely settled on their plans fur the coming year. 
In the way of athletic events, on Wednesday, June 8. Our freshmen 
to^Bved the Columbia freshmen two miles, and were fresh at the finish with 
«i^bt lengths lead. On Saturday, June 11, University of Pennsylvania beat 
tas at baseball 9 to i, and on Monday and Tuesday we defeated Lafayette 2 
to o^ and 9 to 2. Wednesday came our revenge for the ball game of Satur- 
In the three-mile boat race with University of Pennsylvania Cornell 
^wed as easily as if on a pleasure trip and won by five lengths. The 
xjiickest ears have failed to detect the slightest whisper from Yale or Har- 
as to rowing Cornell 'Varsity or freshmen crews any distance, or on 
.wy waters. 

During the past year the new library, gymnasium, and Town and Go ten 

^ub, buildings have been completed and operied for use and the new law 

hool building will be ready in the fall. At least eight fraternities will oc- 

upy houses ot their own daring the coming year in addition to those which 

rented, and a number contemplate building in the near future. It is 

"^nrith a great deal of pleasure that we look forvvard to occupying our new 

liouse this coming fall and this overcomes the regret we feel at leaving the 

old house. 

With bright prospects herself for the coming year, the Cornell Chapter 
wishes her sister chapters prosperity and happiness. 


The Marietta Chapter has had a year of prosperity in spite of the dis- 
couraging outlook last September. The aUimni who attended commence- 
ment were very outspoken in their praise of the work done by the boys. 
We had the pleasure of initiating every man we asked and have five men 
in the incoming freshman class to fill up the numbers next fall. The in- 
ternal work of the chapter was developed along some new lines the past 
year and the interest manifested was very marked and was kept up through- 
out the year. The attendance upon the meetings was the best it has been 
ior four years. The old custom of giving receptions and informal parties was 
kept up, and, with a hall newly painted, papered and carpeted, the pleas- 
ures of such occasions were materially increased. 

The delegation from '92 entered eight and graduated seven. The honors 
won by these men were : the only summa cum laude man in the class, four 
of the seven rM/n /a^/f men, five of the eight chosen into Phi Beta Kappa, 
the valedictorian, one of the three who tied for the salutatory, the only 
•** highest honors *' in Greek, two of the five "special honors** the two 
"highest honors** in mathematics, and an orator on the class day pro- 

The other honors received by Delta U's. were : two of the junior literary 
orators, second prize essay, first prize freshmen declamation, second prize 
freshman scholarship, and ** special honors ,' in Mathematics by Devol, '91, 
^overlooked by Faculty last commencement). 

In athletics we have figured rather conspicuously, sending two of the five 


build. Bdght days are in store for old N. Y. U. At the Commencement, 
Chancellor McCracken observed that more money had been ^ven to the 
University in the last year or two than ever before in its history, and the 
loyalty of its alumni compared favorably with that of the alumni of our 
oldest and most popular colleges. The last gift to the University is from a 
Ddlta U., Brother Samuel B. Daryea, A^fW York^ 66, a charter meml>er of 
the chapter, who died in Brooklyn, June 7, 1892. In his death the A'^rar 
York chapter sustains a severe loss, for his aid has always l>een extended 
to us in our need, and his interest in the chapter has always been an inspi- 
ration to our alumni. 

This year*s catalogue shows an enrollment of 1,288 students in all depart- 
ments, exclusive of Union Seminary, in affiliation with the University, and 
a corps of 98 instructors. In the University College there are 128 students 
and over twenty instructors. 

Dr. Jerome Allen, Amherst^ '51, Dean of the School of Pedagogy, has 
gone to Europe for the summer. Of our '92 graduates. Brother Rudolph 
and Brother Roberts intend to study for the ministry. Brother Perry will 
take a post-graduate course in mathematics and teach, and Brothers Hope 
and Weed will go into business. 

At the Law Commencement in May the Delta U. men who graduated 
were : William L. Mathot, John F. Tucker, George A. MacDonald, B. S., 
Oliver, C. Webster and John R. McGiffert, Williams, '90. Brother Charles 
Giddings, '91, received the degree of LL. M. Brothers Mathot and Tucker 
received prizes for excellence in examinations. 


Commencement week opened on Saturday, June ii, with the prize debate, 
Ihe senior honor of the law school. It was participated in by Brother Le 
Boeuf, one of the appointees, who was given second prize by the decision 
of the judges, but considered . first by popular verdict. On Sunday oc- 
<:urred the baccalaureate sermon preached by the Rev, John A. Broadus. 
The contest for the Wotidford oratorical prize came Monday afternoon and 
in it we were represented by Brother Breckenridge, one of the six appomtees. 
Monday evening the glee and banjo clubs gave a concert. Interesting class 
day exercises took place Tuesday morning, in which Brother Breckenridge 
delivered the memorial oration and Brother Rice as pipe custodian, ac- 
cepted the pipe in behalf of the junior class. In the evening occurred the 
senior ball, one of the most splendid ever given here. Brother Auel repre- 
sented us on the committee. 

At the Twenty-fourth Annual Commencement on Thursday, eight af our 
Delta U's. were graduated, two in philosophy, two in letters, one in Archi- 
tecture, one in mechanical engineering, one in electrical engineering, and 
one in law. The latter. Brother Le Boeuf received the thesis prize. Of our 
seniors. Brother Laidlaw will enter the Episcopal Theological Seminary at 
Cambridge, Brother Auel will return to Cornell and take graduate work in 
engineering, Brother Le Boeuf enters on work in New York, Brother Ide 


will enter the firm of A. L. Ide& Son, Springfield, III., and the remaining^ '92 
men have not entirely settled on their plans for the coming year. 

In the way of athletic events, on Wednesday, June 8, Our freshmen 
rowed the Columbia freshmen two miles, and were fresh at the finish with 
•eight lengths lead. On Saturday, June ii, University of Pennsylvania beat 
us at baseball 9 to i, and on Monday and Tuesday we defeated Lafayette 2 
to o, and 9 to 2. Wednesday came our revenge for the ball game of Satur- 
day. In the three-mile boat race with University of Pennsylvania Cornell 
rowed as easily as if on a pleasure trip and won by five lengths. The 
quickest ears have failed to detect the slightest whisper from Yale or Har- 
vard as to rowing Cornell 'Varsity or freshmen crews any distance, or on 
any waters. 

During the past year the new library, gymnasium, and Town and Gown 
club, building^ have been completed and opened for use and the new law 
school building will be ready in the fall. At least eight fraternities will oc- 
cupy houses of their own daring the coming year in addition to those which 
are rented, and a number contemplate building in the near future. It is 
with a great deal of pleasure that we look forward to occupying our new 
house this coming fall and this overcomes the regret we feel at leaving the 
old house. 

With bright prospects herself for the coming year, the Cornell Chapter 
wishes her sister chapters prosperity and happiness. 


The i1/br<V//a Chapter has had a year of prosperity in spite of the dis- 
couraging outlook last September. The alumni who attended commence- 
ment were very outspoken in their praise of the work done by the boys. 
We had the pleasure of initiating every man we asked and have five men 
in the incoming freshman class to fill up the numbers next fall. The in- 
ternal work of the chapter was developed along some new lines the past 
year and the interest manifested was very marked and was kept up through- 
out the year. The attendance upon the meetings was the best it has been 
for four years. The old custom of giving receptions and informal parties was 
kept up, and, with a hall newly painted, papered and carpeted, the pleas- 
ures of such occasions were materially increased. 

The delegation from '92 entered eight and graduated seven. The honors 
won by these men were : the only summa cum laude man in the class, four 
of the seven rM/ff /fji^ men, five of the eight chosen into Phi Beta Kappa, 
the valedictorian, one of the three who tied ^or the salutatory, the only 
•"highest honors ** in Greek, two of the five ** special honors*' the two 
'* highest honors*' in mathematics, and an orator on the class day pro- 

The other honors received by Delta U's. were : two of the junior literary 
orators, second prize essay, first prize freshmen declamation, second prize 
freshman scholarship, and ** special honors ,' in Mathematics by Devol, '91, 
^overlooked by Faculty last commencement). 

In athletics we have figured rather conspicuously, sending two of the five 


men to the state field day and having representatives in all the athletic 
teams. The outlook cor the future is very flattering. 

About a dozen of the undergra>luaied and alumni will go into campasuaual 
at Rainbow, Ohio, about August i. I'his camping experience is highly 
prized by ail who ever participate. 

Tne following Delta U's attended Commencement : 
Seymour J. Hathaway, '69 ; Harry N. Curtis, *73 ; Frank A. Layman, '74; 
Frank P- Ames, '77; Howard W. Stanley, 80; William G. Sibley, '81; 
Henry M. W. Moore. '82 ; Frank E. McKim, '84 ; Friend F. Thomiley, '84; 
Earle S. Alderman, '85 ; Harold Means. '85 ; Rufus C. Dawes, *86 ; William 
A. Shedd, '87 ; William B. Addy, »88 ; Rollin W. Curtis, 88 ; Beman G. 
Dawes, '89 ; Howard W. Dickinson, '89 ; Frederick A. Moore, '90 ; Homer 
Morris, '90 ; Charles H. Smith, '90 ; Charles A. Ward, '90 ; James S. Devol, 
'91 ; David H. Jones, '91 ; Oren J . Mitchell, '91 ; John C. Shedd, '91 ; 
Thomas M. Sheets, '91, and Jabez Beliord. '9^. 

The future occupations and addresses of '92 men are : Arthur R. Addy 
will probably attend Union Seminary, New York ; Arthur D. Barker will be 
at home on a farm at Marietta, Ghio ; William A. Cooper will take a course 
in mathematics and physics at Johns Hopkins University ; Clifiord £. Cor- 
win will attend the Brooklyn Institute of Technology ; Lee S. Devol and 
Clarence £. Drake will be in the employ of the Putnam Planing Mill Co. 
at Zanesville, Ohio ; Edward E. McTaggart will assist his father in the 
lumber business at Williamstown, W. Va. 


Commencement week at Syracuse began with a new feature, a concert in 
Crouse Memorial Hall, on the 17th, by an octet from the glee club, and the 
banjo and guitar clubs. Brothers L. D. Van Arnam, '93, F. P. Brill, '94, and 
F. K. Congdon, '94, sang, the former a solo. Brother Van Arnum is to be 
glee club leader next year. The baccalaureate sermon was delivered on 
the i8th, in Crouse Hail, by Chancellor C. N. Sims, and in the evening at 
the same place Bishop E. G. Andrews made the address to the Christian 

Class day occurred Monday afternoon, and the annual musical soiree in 
the evening was heard by the usual large and critical audience. Strangers 
to what Syracuse is doing musically declared that this programme showed 
the Crouse college course to be the peer of any in the country. 

The annual trustee meeting took place Tuesday in the Von Ranke library 
building. A determination was expressed to raise the standard and reputa- 
tion of the institution in several lines. A committee was appointed to raise 
endowment, and another to name the new professor in Greek. Edgar A. 
Emens was made associate professor in Greek. Brother Henry A. Peek, 
Syracuse, '85, was made associate professor in mathematics; Gordon A. 
Wright, instructor in architecture in place of Brother A. B. Clark, Syracuse, 
'86, who takes an enviable position in the Leland Stanford university next 


year, and the Rev. John Hedieus, Ph. D., for some years instructor in 
French, German and Italian, in Sing Sing Military academy, was elected to 
the new professorship of modern languages. It was decided to procure a 
professorship of political economy. 

Tuesday was Alumni day, and at the general meeting resolutions were 
taken, regretting the departure of Dean George F. Comfort, of the Fine 
Art college, who goes to tound a *' Southern college of Fine Arts " at La 
Porte, Texas, and that of Dr. Percy Goetchius, professor of music, who will 
be director of the department of composition in the New England Conserva- 
tory of Music at Boston next year. Brother J. H. Zartroan, '78, was chosen 
one of the Board of Directors. A reunion of Ganesee and Syracuse alumni 

will be held at the World's Fair, and Brother Zartman is a committeman of 

The Delta U. alumni banquet was held in the evening at the newly decor- 
ated and richly decked chapter, house on Oitrum avenue, and was a genuine 
old Delta U. ratification meeting. Among those present were the Rev. W. 
S. Titus, Union. '47; the Rev. E. H. Brown, '81 ; Willard A. Glen, Esq., 
Williams^ *88; the Rev. D. O. Chamberlayne, '83; the Rev. F. W. Hemmen- 
way, '82; Professor Newton A. Wells, '77; the Rev. J. H. Zartman, '78, W, 
D. Rockwell, '80; L. S. Chapman, '89 ; the Rev. F. D. Torrey, *9i, and D. 
S. Hooker, '87* In the afternoon the house, as were the other chapter houses, 
was thrown open to alumni and nae of all sects and their friends, and light 
refreshments were served. 

'92 was graduated Wediiesrlay in Crouse hall. Under the new honor sys- 
tem twenty-two members of '92 were eligible to be chosen commencement 
speakers, but only eight could be put on, so the faculty elected that number 
on the theses. Brothers H. L. Banker, E. L. Shepperd, J. A. Wright and 
A. G. Leacock were eligible, and Brother Banker spoke on *'The Power of 

The chapter has striven for work rather than brilliancy this year. Our 
eight Ireshmen have proven strong as a class, and as a whole, althougti 
thirty men is above our average, the chapter has preserved perfect har- 
mony. Among our honors may be listed: glee, banjo, guitar and mandolin 
clubs' manager, Avery W. Skinner, '92, who takes the club on a vacation 
trip to Chautaqua, Silver Lake and the Thousand Islands; ball team, foot- 
ball team and Y. M. C. A. president, J. A. Wright, '92, football team, Sher- 
man Rouse, '93, acknowledged the best center rush in the central New York 
colleges: athletic association treasurer, and next year's football manager, 
W. H. Perry, '93; executive committee, N. Y. State Inter-collegiate Athletic 
Association, treasurer base-ball association, and editor of '93's On on dagan, C. 
A. Metz, *93; delegate to convention of National League of college Republi- 
can clubs at Ann Arbor, and delegate to convention of N. Y. S. Inter-colle- 
giate Press association, Henry Pnillips, '93; glee club, L. D. Van Arnam, 
'93; secretary Y. M. C. A. manager Y. M. C. A. Year Book, and committee 
for Calculus cremation, S. F. Herron, '94; baseball team; B. M. Tipple, '94; 
second football team, C. N. Goodwin, '94; glee club, F. P. Brill and F. K. 
Congdon. '94; two-mile bicycle race, local Held day, O. V. Clark, '94; class 


poet, J. W. Stevens, '95; class president, spring term, G. G. Groat, '95. 

In each of the three terms Delta U. has enrolled more honor men than 
any other chapter here, the standing of the men in college has been hijrh, 
and among the other men we have commanded respect. We seldom meet 
trouble from non-secrecy; the line is too narrow. And yet we do not feel 
that we have been the ones to concede except as conceding consessions 
from the other side. 

In society we have been prominent. Society in Syracuse is lively anyway, 
but Delta Upsilon wears the coronet for hospitality. We gave a pleasant 
affair in the fall term, when a number of our fair friends were present, and 
in the winter we even out-did ourselves, giving a reception at the chapter 
house, with nearly 200 guests. It was decidedly the society event of the 
season, city as well as college. 

We have controlled the University Herald this year, as before, and by a 
policy of progressive conversatism, have made our opinions felt by faculty 
and men— and women. The Herald is becoming well known among college 
papers and the Delta U.'s should remember that though it is a Syracuse 
paper, its management is thoroughly Delta U. 

Our *92 men, as far as can be learned at this date will do thus next year: 
A. G. Leacock takes graduate Greek in Harvard; A. W. Skinner will be prin- 
cipal of the academy at Andes, N. Y. ; A. £. Hall will do artistic work on 
the Syracuse youmal\ and H. J. Banker will teach in the Troy conference 
academy at Poultney, Vt. 


The 48th annual commencement of the University brought to a close one 
of the most successful and prosperous years in the history of the institution. 
Marked advances were made in all the departments and by their combined 
efforts the largest g^duating class ever sent forth from an institution of 
learning in America, was dispatched from Michigan on June 30, 700 brave 
and strong, they have departed upon their various pursuits, determined, as 
freshly crowned graduates generally are, to exert a very manifest influence 
in the developing process of civilization. 

The festivities of commencement week began in full vigor upon Monday 
the 27th, and continued without interruption until the following Thursday. 
Although ushered in with the saddest gloom and affliction — for death had 
in the few preceding weeks snatched away from us six fellow students — a 
chaste joy and happiness characterized all the events of the festal week. 

First came the class-day exercises, throughout the various departments, 
and whatever were the extreme delights or displeasures, here incurred they 
were certainly destined to be melted into one grand harmony of peace and 
good-will, by that greatest of Michigan's social events — the senior reception, 
This most elegant affair, to which all who participated, will look back upon 
with only unbounded pleasure,occurred upon the evening of the 28th. Desert- 
ing the reception halls of the University, promptly at loo'clock, 600 couples 
retired through covered archways to a spacious tent which waved its shel- 


iering hand over an extended dancing^ platform. Here in defiance of the 
casual showers and in full enjoyment of the cooling breezes that were 
wafted about, Terhsichore thrilled the hearts of the merry hosts until sheer 
exhaustion won the hour. 

Despite the fatigue which would naturally follow such dissipation, a very 
large audience was present to greet the Hon. Benjamin Butterworth, Wed- 
nesday afternoon. The occasion was the address to the Law alumni. Of 
the speaker's discourse none but words of commendation were spoken. 
Far from expanding their already large capital dimensions, by a eulogy 
upon their chosen profession, he confined his remarks to clear common 
sense advice which all might profit by. 

Upon Tuesday the all eng^ssing event occurred. After a very interest- 
ing commencement oration delivered by Justin Winsorof Harvard, degrees 
were conferred upon the graduates, whence all repaired to the law lecture- 
room td participate in the commencement dinner, for here as at all festal 
events a dinner seems quite the propter finale. 

This all bears witness to the prosperous condition of the University, but 
the chapter too can report a most healthy existence. Since pur last com* 
munication two very strong men have been initiated ; one the son of the 
professor of civil engineering in the University. Both will prove worthy 
acquisitions to the chapter. 

Upon June 17th we achieved our greatest success in the social line. The 
event was an informal company which was perfect in its arrangements and 
was pronounced a delightful affair by all who were present. In £act the 
chapter is establishing quite a reputation for its *'June'* parties. 

It is true we can not give a lengthy and detailed account of the honors 
won by members of the chapter but ** where the white man does not exist 
the red man can wear no scalps upon his girdle.*' Unfortunately Michigan 
is, as yet too poverty stricken to offer special inducements in the shape of 
prizes, etc. Nevertheless seven Delta U.'s were among the graduates and 
their records were right in the foremost rank. This is our only consolation. 

We have yet to speak of a matter which will make all those acquainted 
with the condition of fraternity publications in the University, rejoice fully 
as it does ourselves. The invincible and exclusive barrier of the Palladium 
— the college fraternity annual — has been overcome and this spring has 
witnessed our initial representation upon its board of editors. 

Thus with a fair and equal position in every way and an opening mem- 
bership of seventeen for next year, Michigan has every reason to feel 
encouraged and to see in the future such a prosperity as hitherto she has 
been unable even to aspire to. 

Future occupations and residences of our '92 men: Homer E. Safiord, will 
enter business in Detroit, Mich.; Arthur D. Mott, will engage in civil en- 
gineering in Preinville, Ky.; Carl D. Perry, will teach in Columbus, Ohio ; 
Paul H. Seymour, will be assistant in general chemistry in the University 
of Michigan; Charles C. Benedict, will study Law in Lebanon, Ohio; A* 
Dwight Merrill, will enter business in Saginaw, Mich,; Herbert W. Fox, 
will enter Columbia Law School, New York, N. Y. 


Our failure to appear in the last issue of the Quarterly was due to death 
in the family of the correspondent. 

Athletics at Northwestern have taken a new turn JEind promise to hold a 
more prominent place in the future than they have held in the past. The 
university has appropriated $5,000 to improve and prepare the upper cam- 
pus for base^ball, foot-ball and tennis; and the students and their friends have 
just built a handsome g^nd stand and amphitheatre at an expense of $2,500. 
A new base-ball league has l>een formed between the universities of 
Michig[an, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northwestern. A new athletic asso- 
ciation has been formed, and in c^eneral there has been much organizing 
this year preparatory to another year's campaign. 

Commencement week this year was quite different from any of its prede- 
cessors. The Kirk oratorical contest was held Monday evening instead of on 
Thursday morning as heretofore. Miss Hunt, a Kappa Kappa Gamma, won 
this prize of $100 — the first time it has been won by a woman. Graduating 
exercises were held in the Auditorium in Chicago, Bishop John P. Newman, 
of the M. £. Church delivering the address, after which President Rogers 
conferred degrees on the outgoing members of the School of Law and of the 
College of Liberal Arts. 

Among commencement visitors were Brothers Skelton, '85; Leonard and 
Elmore, '89 ; Burch, Demorest, Odgers and Parker, '90; Singleton and Wal- 
rath, '91; Sweeney and Graham, '92; Hayes, '93; Honnifield, '94. 

As a Fraternity we have sustained our reputation as prize winners. 
Brother Mason, '92, easily won the Nisbet prize of $25.00 at the preliminary 
contest of the Northern Oratorical League, and at the final contest held with 
us in Evanston he won first prize of $100.00. He has also been elected a 
member of Phi Beta Kappa. When we remember that the Norihem Orato- 
rical League is composed of the Universities of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, 
Oberlin and Northwestern, we may justly feel proud of Brother Mason. 

At a students* Republican convention held in May, Brother Goshen tied 
with another contestant for first prize on the best nomination speech, and 
the two prizes were divided. Brother Richetts, '94, has l>een chosen by the 
college as editor-in-chief of TJu Northwestern for the ensuing year. Brother 
Skelsey, *95, won second prize for a prose sketch, offered by the Syilabw 

We are glad to introduce in this number of the Quarterly Brother H. P. 
Wilson, *93, of Burlington, Iowa. Though entering our circle late in his 
course. Brother Wilson already gives promise of becoming one of our most 
enthusiastic workers. 

Of our '92 men, W. B. Doble is spending the summer in his old home in 
England. A. S. Mason is preaching near Sycamore, 111. He delivered the 
4th of July oration in that city. A. W. Burton's address for the present is 
Batavia, 111. 

Considerable interest is shown just now over a new chapter house project. 
A committee is hard at work, and we are determined not to be content as a 
chapter until we have a home of our own. 



Never since its foundation at Harvard has the Delta Upsilon Chapter 
been in such a flourishing^ condition. Never has there been a year when 
it has achieved greater triumphs. This has been due not only to the wise 
government of its officers, but also to the hearty co-operation of the whole 
Fraternity. So much has been written of the Convention that it is perhaps 
needless to add anything more on the subject ; but whatever else it may 
have taught us, it proved beyond a doubt that Delta Upsilon and success 
were synonymous terms. 

In most colleges, and especially at Harvard, a society, to hold a place 
of much importance, must present a social as well as a deeper side of its ex- 
istence. The lack of this social prominence has been less noticeable of late 
years in our chapter ; but it was felt desirable for its prosperity that it 
should be placed on a firmer basis in this respect. Accordingly it was 
determined to follow up the good work of the convention and give some 
theatricals this spring, as is the custom of other large societies at the Univer- 
sity. This aim was carried out in the face of many difficulties, and on 
May i6 and 17 there was given in Cambridge a dramatic entertainment 
which proved to be one of the most brilliant society events of the year, and 
at once brought the chapter into prominence as an important social and 
literary factor in the college world. 

Two plays were presented : •* The Psychic Bond," an original one-act 
tragedy by David Dwight Wells, '93, introducing hypnotism for the first 
time on any stage, in a serious manner. The second piece, entitled **The 
War Path of Love,'* was a comedy, translated and adapted by Charles Em- 
erson Cook, '93, who is very bright in a literary way and possessed of much 
dramatic ability. The play was full of snap and exceedingly funny. The 
company who were composed of Messrs. Cook, '93; Hall, '92; Henshaw, '93; 
Jordan, '92; Jose, *93, and Wells, '93, took their parts well and established 
the Delta U. theatricals as a regular feature of the chapter life. 

It is pleasing to note that we finish the year with a good financial record, 
and no debts staring us in the face in spite of the heavy expenses of the 
convention and the play, a fact which speaks well for the liberality of our 
members, and is a fitting tribute to the excellent and untiring work of our 
two treasurers, Messrs. Larrabee and Damon. 

Delta Upsilon has admitted twenty-three initiates this year, many of whom 
have alreads done faithful work for the chapter. Some attempt has been 
made to promote the athletic interests of the chapter, and we put a baseball 
team into the field which succeeded in beating our brothers at Brown. 

As usual we have not been behind in literature, as numerous contribu- 
tions in poetry and prose to the college papers, and to not a few the great 
magazines and periodicals abundantly testify. 

A glance at our roll of college honors speaks for itself, we had a lion's 
share in the Commencement programme. The chapter grows stronjrer 
every year and those who know it well predict a glorious future for Delta 
Upsilon at Harvard. 

Eighteen members of the chapter at Commencement received the degree 


of A. B. The degree of Bachelor of Law was granted to R. C. Surbridge, 
A. B. The degree of LL.B with A. M. to C. A. Bunker, A. B., and S. E. 
Wright, A. B. The degree of A.M. to J. Allen and W. G. Howard. 

Otker //oMors. ^Joseph Allen, A. B. A. M., honors in English, mathematics 
(twice) Dissertation ; W. S. Bangs, A. B., Disquisition ; A. R. Benner, A. B., 
honors in Greek and Latin, honors in classics, oration; W. T. Brewster, A. B., 
honors in English literature and Erench, honors in English, dissertation; S. 
P. R. Chadwick, A. B., honors in French, disquisition ; C. C. Closcon, A.B., 
honors in English, philosophy, political economy, history, dissertation ; M. 
H. Ewer, A. B., honors in mathematics, dissertation ; P. Hall, A. B., hon- 
ors in engineering, dissertation ; R. A. Jordan, A. B., honors in history; 
R. M. Lovett, A. B., honors in English and history, orator on Commence* 
ment day, class poet ; J. F. Patterson, A. B., honors in French, mathematics, 
dissertation ; E. A. Reed, A. B., honors in political economy, dissertation; 
T. A. RippeV} A. B., dissertation ; L. W. Strong, A. B., honors in natural 
history, disquisition; W. P. Tryon, A. B., honors in Greek; H. F. Willard, 
A. B., honors in natural history. 

W. T. Brewster took the Sohier prize of $250. Rand, Noyes and M. 
Daniel took the highest second-year honors in classics. 

Hugh McCulloch, '91, and R. M. Lovett, '92, were appointed instructors in 
English to the University. 

The following is a list of the proposed occupations of some of our '92 men 
next year: J. Allen, W. T. Brewster and C. C. Closson will take a post- 
graduate course at Harvard in i892-'93; W. S. Bangs will enter the Divinity 
School in Cambridge ; A. R. Benner has secured a place as instructor at 
Andover for the coming year ; Percival Hall will spend the coming year 
with his parents in Washington, D. C.; R. A. Jordan will study law in Bos- 
ton, Mass. ; R. M. Lovett has secured a place as instructor in the English 
Department at Harvard ; J. F. Patterson will enter the banking bnsiness in 
New York ; T. A. Rippey, will enter the Law School at Harvard ; A. L 
Shapleigh is now in the Harvard Medical School ; W. P. Tryon has secured 
a place as instructor for the coming year. 


With the commencement exercises we have closed a most prosperous 
year ; a year in which .the old-time standard of Delta U. has been even 
excelled. The prosperous condition of our chapter and the nnmber of 
honors secured by her are features which give us great pleasure to 
announce. Although^the number of our initiates was not as large as could 
be desired, >et the prospects for a large number next year is favorable, as 
the incoming cUss promises to be the largest in the history of the college. 
Through the influence of our president. Dr. Warfield, the students of many 
academies and schools, from which we have formerly never received a stu- 
dent, have resolved to make Lafayette their A/ma Mater. 

During the last year, our rooms have received the addition of a billiard 
table; and with the other ^comforts they serve to keep alive that strong feel* 
ing of brotherhood which is the comer-stone ot the Fraternity. 


That we are steadily progressing in scholarship is evident from the num- 
^T of honors which we have won. One of the hardest prizes to be 
btained has a second time been secured by a Delta U. This is the mathe^ 
natical prize, conferred on the one makin(>^the greatest proficiencv in math- 
:natics for the first three under-graduates years, which this year was 
»«cured by Brother Bretz, '93. This same prize was taken the year before 
>y Brother Howard, who also this year has captured the prize for best work 
Ln astronomy. Delta U. is well represented on the Lafayette board, two of 
kcr number — ^Brothers Edwards, '94, and Shellenberger, '93 —being asso- 
ciate editors. 

Commencement week was opened Saturday, June 25, with the production 
of the calculus play by the sophomore class. This play is one of the leading 
events of commencement week, and is duly appreciated by the people of 
Easton. Brothers Edwards and Hayden, '94, look part in the play and lent 
their efTorts to its success. Monday afternoon was class day, which, owing 
to the rainy weather, was held indoors. Brother Howard, '92, performed in 
a highly creditable manner the office of presentation orator, and his humor- 
ous and witty sayings kept the audience continually laughing. Brother 
Tyler, '92, was mantle orator. On Monday evening a concert was given by 
the N. Y. Philharmonic Club, assisted by Madame Blauvelt and Emil 
Fischer, which was a decided success. This was the first departure from 
the old custom of holding a promenade under the trees in front of old South 
College. After the concert we held our annual banquet. Although the 
alumni did not turn out in as large numbers as they should, yet those 
staunch Delta U.'s, Brothers Hempstead, Karslake, Connor and Brasefield, 
w«re there to cheer us, and with the assistance of Brother Walters, our 
toast-master, a most enjoyable time was held by every one. On Wednes- 
day morning the commencemet exercises were held in Pardee Hall. 
Brothers Tyler ind Howard, l>oth of whom were admitted to the Phi Beta 
Kappa, delivered respectively the latin salutatory and the mathematical 

To our members of '92 thanks must be given for the high rank and posi- 
tion which they have helped our chapter to gain, and that they will be 
missed is unnecessary to say; yet from the incoming class we hope to have 
a fine delegation, which will continue on the good work which our former 
brothers started. 


Another college year has di awn to a close, and it is but natural to glance 
back and count the gains, and to look forward at the prospect for the new 
year. Columbia men can think of the past year with a feeling of general 
satisfaction at the work accomplished. To be sure, we have many things 
to regret, and if we had the year to live over again we would do diflerently;. 
However, with the experience gained we will push forward next fall, and I 
have no doubt reach the highest point Columbia has ever attained. 

We lose eight good men by graduation, and but twelve brothers return in 


the fall. These men, however, are full of determination, and have already 
bef^un rushing^ members of the incoming class. 

CoMifKNCEMBNT WEEK opened on Monday afternoon, June 6, with class 
day. The exercises were up to the usual high mark, and the pretty girls who 
are always to be found in Library Hall on such occasions, were more 
numerous than ever. Perhaps the most applause of the afternoon was 
given during and after Brother Sisson delivered his prophecy. Dandng 
followed the exercises, and was indulged in to a large extent. 

Tuesday afternoon. President and Mrs. Low gave a very pleasant recep- 
tion to the graduating class and in the evening the class of '92 It stituted a 
new feature to commencemet week in the shape of an open-air concert on 
the campus. It proved a success in every way, and the four or five hon- 
dred people present appeared to thoroughly appreciate the efforts of tiie 
college glee, banjo and mandolin clubs. 

Wednesday, June 8, was commencement, which was held in the new 
Music Hall. This is the first year for the School of Medicine to have their 
commencement in connection with the college proper, and 116 men received 
the degree of M. D. 

When the winners of the scholarships and prizes were announced it 
appeared that Delta U. obtained her share, and at the Phi Beta Kappa initi* 
ation Brother Sisson became a member of that honored fraternity. 


Where zeal in purpose and harmony in action prevail success is assured. 
Such have been the conditions in the Tufts chapter during the past year and 
although it has seen but six summers, the chapter is firmly upon its feet 
and ready for the race. 

We b»gan the work this year by taking among us a dozen men '*good and 
true." A stiff initiation and a jolly banquet made them feel some of their 
obligations and they entered upon the work like veterans. Twice during 
ihe year we have developed original points. We commenced a series of 
Ladies* Nights and formed ** The Tutts College Delta Upsilon Alumnus 
Association." The features ot Ladies' Night were music, drive-whist with 
its accompanying prizes and refreshments. A very commendable inter- 
chapter spirit has been shown between Harvard^ Brawny Tech^ and Tufts, 
All of these chapters were represented at the Teck anniversary banquet held 
at the Thorndike this spring and our delegation announced that their anticipa* 
tions in regard to the baby chapter had been more than realized. On another 
occasion we visited Harvard to see the Delta U. theatricals. This is not 
the place to prophecy but time can not fail to bring before the world the 
high dramatic ability of the chapter. The ability of the Z^tfrvar^/ chapter in 
baseball is not so marked as in the drama. At their suggestion that some 
inter-chapter games should be played we arranged a championship series 
of three games. Only two games were played for, led by our doughty 
captain and pitcher, Brother George Arnold, we won the first two games; 
the scores were 16 to 12 and 28 to 12. 

We have been unusaully favored by the presence of our alumni during 


^Ive past year as we have seen Brothers Fairbanks, Brown, Dolliver, Eddy, 
Scwall, Durkee and Mazham quite often. 

Another commencement has passed and seven of our best men have gone. 
Good and worthy especially of Delta U. because they reflected such credit 
on it at the ^^duation exercises. Brother Brooks carried oH the palm by 
^winning first prize at the Goddard prize readings, by being chosen class- 
day poet and by securing honors in both French and German. Never before 
snthehistory of Tufts have these double honors fallen to one man. Brother 
Brooks was also awarded a commencement part and was a member of 
the committee whose eminently successful clasS'day was so favorably com- 
mented upon by the press. Two of our resident alumni, Brother Mazham 
and Eddy got their masters degrees. Brother Eddy also won first prize in 
the Divinity school reading. So it may be seen that our chapter does pot 
lack orators. Brother Swain our senior engineer had a commencement 
part on **Street Pavements" and Brother George Arnold obtained a credit in 
modern languages. But not only in scholarship have we been successful. 
We have furnished five men for the glee club and three for the mandolin 
club. As may be supposed our meeting^ have not lacked enjoyable music 
and our musical members gave a fine concert on Ladies' Night before the 
whist began. We have been represented on both the football and baseball 
teams by our '94 athlete. Brother Mallett. 

From the foregoing it may be imagined that the year has been profitable 
and pleasant; may the coming year prove as beneficial to all the brothers 
of Delta U 

Addresses and occupations of '92 men : M. S. Brooks will take a Post- 
Graduate course in Modern Languages; George Arnold will teach in Brain- 
tree, Mass.; J. R. Edmunds and E.J. Hunt, electrical experts, care Thom- 
son-Houston Co., Lynn, Mass.; B. F. Putnam, book dealer, Charlotte, N. 
C; L. G. Williams. Nottingham, N. H. ; H. S. Swain, civil engineer, with 
City of Boston, 83 Chambers street, Boston. 

The Tufts chapter has this year appointed a librarian and a committee 
who have the matter of a library well in hand. A library is of importance 
both for reference and pleasure and their action is one which many of the 
<:hapters could profitably follow. 

A new Greek letter society is soon to be established at Tufts College. 
The 2^ta Psi chapter of Tufts has been offered a fine site for a chapter house 
on College Hill. 


Commencement Week was preceded by the preparatory commencement, 
which contributed forty-five more students to our "college world." The 
•exercises were held ift Meharry Hall, June 4, immediately after the semester 
-examinations, which ended June 3. On Sunday June 5 the annual class 
meeting was held at 10:30 A. M. The baccalauieate sermon by President 
John P. D.John, D.D. The platform was occupied by ministers and visit- 
ors, while the seniors occupied their usual place in front. Dr. John with 
iiis characteristic judgment, selected a theme well suited to the occasion. 


His subject was *'The Survival of the Fittest." His text is found in Exeir 
XIX., 6 ; Prov. XVI., 32 ; Matt. XVI., 25. 

At 3 o'clock P. M. the University lecture was delivered by Charles N. 
Sims, D.D., LL.D., class of '59, chancellor of Syracuse University. At 8 
p. M. anniversary of Indiana Methodist Historical Society; addresses by 
Col. Eli F. Ritter, '63, and Henry J. Talbot. D.D., •73. 

Monday, June 6, 10 A. M. to 5 P. M.. exhibit of School of Art; 2 p. m an- 
nual meeting of Joint Board of Trustees and visitors. 2:30 P. M., address 
before School of Music and Art by Henry A. Buchtel, D.D., '72. 

In conformity with the custom established in 1890, Tuesday, June 7, wai. 
g^ven to the g^raduating class. The exercises, which continued through the 
entire day, were varied and interesting. At 9 o'clock in the evening the 
class, assisted by the college classes, tendered a reception to the alumni and 
visitors. Wednesday was called alumni day. The exercises consisted oi 
placing the Columbian Bowlder, Planting of the Columbian tree and the re 
union and banquet of the society of alumni. 

Thursday, June 9, was university commencement day. The address was- 
made before the senior class of Asbury College of Liberal Arts, by the Hon. 
James Harlan, L.L.D., '45. The graduating class this year numbered torty* 

The year just closing has been without doubt the most successful in the 
history of the university. There has been a healthy increase in attendance, 
and the character of the work done in the several departments has been ex- 
cellent. The enrollment€hows a general increase of one hundred and two, 
while in departments and special schools the increase has been even more. 

Delta U. had two representatives in the graduating class, Brothers Sharp 
and Cole. The chapter, like the college, has flourished as never before. Our 
brothers are highly gratified with this year*s work and advancement. Our 
hall has been improved and beautified, and a new grand piano has been 
added which enhances our weekly meetings wonderfully. 

Delta U. has lately given a reception and a carriage drive in honor 
of its fair friends, and during Commencement a reception was given 
in honor of Prof. Walter C. Bronson, Brown^ '87, who leaves De Pauw 
to accept the chair of English Literature at his alma mater. Brown Univer- 
sity. The banquet was held at the Palace. The following toasts were re- 
sponded to : •* The De Pauw Chapter ** by Whitefield Bowers, '94 ; ••Sister 
Chapters " by E. E. Schnepp, '93; "Ye Olden Times" by W. J. Myers, 
Washington and Jefferson, '66 ; •* Our William *' by J. W. Sluss, '90 ; •« The 
New Crop " bv Frank Tilden, Pledged. 

After the toasts the brothers returned to the fraternity hall to hear the ad- 
dress of Prof. Frouson and Brother J. M. Lewis, '86. 

Among our visitors during Commencement week we had Brothers Prof. 
William J. Myers, Washington and Jefferson, '66; the Rev. T. M. Guild, '8$ ; 
the Rev. J. M. Lewis, '86. and F. M. Smith, '91. 

Brother Sharp, '92, will study law at Muncie, Ind. Brother Cole, '92, will 
teach at Pierieton, Ind. 



The year just closed was a prosi>eruus one for both our University and 
•our chapter. The total enrollment in all departments of the university was 
a,375. A school of technology has been established, with seven engineer- 
ing courses. Professor C. W. Hall, MiddUbury^ '71, is dean of the new 
-school. A new medical building is in process of erection on the campus, 
and will be ready for occupancy by the opening of the year. The Univer- 
sity loses this year one of its popular professors, H. P. Judson, who has ac- 
cepted the chair of History in Chicago University. 

Our chapter has grown and thrived. With seven initiates, and the advent 
of Brother John G. Briggs from Colgate^ '93, our entire membership at the 
-close ot the year was twenty-eight, of whom twenty.two will return in the 

On the evening of Jane 23, at the Holmes Hotel, the chapter held its 
second annual reunion and banquet. About forty were present. Carman 
N. Smith, Michigan^ '83, acted as toast-master, and toasts were responded to 
by Williaih B. Chamberlain, Michigan^ '84 ; the Hon. D. L Kiehle, HamiUon^ 
*6i ; Prof. George N. Carman, Michigan^ '81 ; the Rev. J. B. Hingeley, Am- 
Jursty *77 ; F. W. Leavitt, Mintusota^ '94 ; N. P. Stewart, Minnesota^ '95, and 
J. W. Powell, Minnesota^ '93. The occasion was greatly enjoyed by all 

During Commencement week we moved into new quarters at 211 Beacon 
street Our new house is better finished and more commodious than the 
old one and it is nearer the campus. 

CoBfMENCEMENT WEEK passed ofi much as that week usually does the 
world over. Our list of prize winners is small. Our athlete. Brother 
•Staughton, '95, was laid up with a sprained ankle. Brother Knudson, '93, 
received membership in Pi Beta Nu, the honorary fraternity. Brother 
Goodkind, '92, won the prize oflered by the Gillette Herzog Manufacturing 
-Company lor the best design for structural steel work. 

On Class day the class of '92 departed from old-established customs, and 
instead of the usual round of history, statistics, poem, etc., presented the 
pseudo- melodrama of Helen, Pahs and the Apple. Brother Covell took 
the part of Sarpedon, the Trojan commander. 

Our graduates this year are : A. £, Covell, B. L., who is at home at 308 
Ninth street, S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. He will return to take work in 
mining engineering; Leo Goodkind, Bachelor of Architecture, who will fol- 
low his profession in St. Paul., Minn. His address is 215 Nelson avenue, 
■St. Paul ; B. F. Clarke, B. A., will enter the law department in the fall ; A. 
W. Shaw and O. K. Wilson finished the law school course. Brother Shaw 
is in this city and can be addressed at the chapter house. Brother Wilson is 
at Spokane, Wash. 

We met a number of Delta U*s. at the Republican Convention held in this 
city, June 7, 8, 9. Among those present were : T. B. Penfield, Columbia '90; 
Albert Pfaus, New York^ '93 ; H. W. Brush, Columbia^ '89, and a good many 
others whose names were not learned. 


The Continuous Creation. An application of the Evolutionary Philosophy 
to the Christian Religion. By Myron Adams, Hamilton^ *63.. Boston 
and New York. Houghton, Mifflin &Co., 1890. Pp. 259. 
Not since the publication of the Revised Version of the New Testament,in 
1880, has there been sucti general attention paid to the Bible by the people 
as is paid to it to-day. Independent thought and analysis, carehil com- 
parison of passages and deliberate weighing of opinions are observed on all 
sides. Christians are not, in all cases, satisfied with the established expres- 
aions of their religious belief, but insist upon reasonable claims and careful 
terminology in their confessions of faith. Non- professors are sincere in 
their inquiry after the truth ; and, now that the truth is in a fiair way of 
being stripped of its envelope of superstition, of ancient yet persisting 
error and of mystery, the probability is that many will accept it who have 
been deterred or rep>elled by former limitations and irrationalities. 

Ttie practical spirit of the age asks tor truth that will bear the light; 
statements that will stand examination and defy refutation; a religion that 
necessitates neitner the credulity of ignorance nor the sophistry of logic. 
It is not heresy to examine the rational grounds for one's belief and to re- 
cede from untenable positions taken by our fathers. And surely **higher 
criticism*' — that bete noir of the timid and ot the ignorant — is exact obedience 
of the divine injunction: **Search the Scriptures." % . 

The time has come when the solely imaginative and emotional interpre- 
tation of God and ot religion must give place to an understanding based on 
a rational faith. Faith in signs and wonders is growing feebler. Simple 
acceptance of the traditions and miracles of any cosmogony is no longer 

The departure from the views and traditions of an indifferent age has 
begun. Who is to lead the seekers after truth ? Evidently, the Christian 
evolutionist. And there has come to the notice of the writer no work more 
eminently adapted to guide a groping investigator ot these matters, and to 
develop the powers of an intellect that has merely begun the critical study 
of the Christian religion, than **The Continuous Creation," by the Reverend 
Myron Adams. 

Starting with Le Conte's definition of Evolution as "continuous progres- 
sive change according to certain laws, by means of resident forces,** Mr. 
Adams ventures the prediction ''that within a quarter of a century the theory 
of evolution will occupy the same place in the material philosophy of the 
world that the law of gravitation has had for the past century and a half;" 
and those who read his book thoughtfully will join him in this venture 
with perfect assurance. 

Mr. Adams do tines creation as a progresive series ot acts, still occurring. 
He believes that the Omnipotent is still at work ; that He is not a magician, 
to form a perfect being by fiat, but that He is a creator, who precedes in 


orderly manner, upon an ascending scale, from the simple to the com 

ex, from the rudimentary to the perfect. We find on page 15 these 
"words : 

*' As Professor Maurice ha>i pointed out, the refutation of the old story of 

creation lies on the very surface ot the first two chapters of Genesis. For 

Skfter everything has been made, and all well made, so that it is pronounced 

Igrood, and after man has been placed at the summit of all, we are told in so 

vnany words that we are reading the t>ook of the generation of heaven and 

«arth, when they were made, in the day in which the Lord God made them, 

and every herb of the field before it Was in the earth, and all the grass of the 

field before it sprang up, for God had not rained on the earth, and there 

was not a man to cultivate it. That is to say, after the creation was finished, 

and pronounced very good, there was neither grass, herb nor man. We are 

therefore forced to the conclusion that in the mind of the writer ot this 

wonderful passage, the first chapter of Genesis gives us the creation in its 

fullness, as it was in the mind of its Creator, perfect and complete.'' 

Again, from page 18 we quote a fragment : 

" To some minds the idea of a process in creation does away with the 
necessity of a creator. If a tree grows, it grows of itself. If in the sub- 
stance of an egg, the speck of life develops from one stage to another, 
until at the proper ti-Tie the fully organized bird breaks the shell, and flies 
into the air, that is not a creative process, but a mere growth, and does not 
necessitate the presence of the Eternal Energy. But if any egg were to 
develop itself, apart from that Energy, then there would be an independent 
power in the universe; k power lodged in the egg; and that power would of 
itself be a deity. From such a conclusion the mind recoils, and yet it is the 
sole alternative. Evolution offers, in the place of such confusion, the theory 
of a creation which ceases not tor a moment, a creation which involves the 
lowest forms of life as well as the highest. And certainly to the Christian 
l>eliever his great hypothesis of the omnipresence of God renders it unneces- 
sary for him to doubt but that the creative process is as much now as ever 
the play of a Power infinite and wise, in all departments." 

Mr. Adams' illustrations are peculiarly apt. In Chapter IV., which treats 
of ''Science as Related to Religion," Mr. Adams shows how evolution in- 
creases our knowledge of God, instead of dispensing with God, as tUe 
careless imagine. He illustrates with ttie following story, from page 38 : 

*' Take a moth of {gorgeous wing. A child of a questioning disposition 
sees it, and asks how it came to be. Who made it ? God made it. Well, 
the child gets a pair of scissors and some tissue paper, and tries his little 
hand at making a moth like the one he has seen. His idea is that God 
makes moths very much as a child would with a pair of shears. In the 
Autumn the child wanders about, under trees, and finds a cocoon. Brings 
it home. In the springtime he looks at his cocoon which he has carefully 
laid aside in a good place, and he perceives something going on in it. The 
side or end of it is broken open, and some kind of a creature comes out of 
it. • . . He runs to his mother and tells her that she was wrong in 
telling him that God made the moth, for he has seen a moth precisely like 


the other one come out of the cocoon. Then his mother tells him that God 
made the cocoon and all its contents. He . . . sees a worm feeding on 
-a certain kind of plant, and . . . bethinks himself he will take the 
worm home and feed it on the kind of leaves it likes, and ... see 
what comes of it. And presently he sees the worm make a cocoon pre- 
cisely like the one he had found before. He ^es to his mother and says: 

• . * You told me that God made the moth, and af'er I found out that He 
didn't, but that it came out of the cocoon, you said that God made the 
cocoon. And I have found out that he didn't make the cocoon, for I saw 
the worm make it.' The mother says quietly : * My dear, God made the 
worm.' He . . comes upon a little group of . . beads ^tened to a 
leaf or twig, . . and takes them home determined to watch theoi. In 
due time he sees the little bead-like thing broken and a little worm 
emerges. He feeds the little worm upon some leaves, and it g^ws tu be such 
a worm as he saw make the cocoon. . . 'You told me that God made the 
worm ; I know he didn't, for I saw the worm come out of an egg and it 
grew.' * Ah, yes,' says the mother, * I told you the truth about it all the 
while. God made the egg, and He made it in such a way as to produce the 
worm, and he made the worm in such a way as to weave the cocoon, and 
the cocoon in such a way as that the winged moth should come out of it.' 
In process of time the child finds that the egg is laid by the gorgeous 
winged creature he has admired. His mother must be all wrong about it. 

* You told me that God made the egg. I tell you that the moth laid the 
egg. And I can see how it is. The whole thing goes on in a circle. Egg, 
worm, cocoon, moth, egg. God didn't have anything to do with it.* And 
the mother says : ' God does not make things in the way you do. He 
makes things in His way.' . . Suppose the mother should warn her 
child, atter he has found the cocoon, i. ^., after he has begun to be an 
evolutionist, that he must let cocoons alone, that he must take it to be true 
that God made the moth, and that cocoons are snares of the devil, to entrap 
unfaithful children to their hurt and ruin. Suppose she tells him that if he 
finds the cocoon he will be likely to find something still back of that, which 
will shake his faith in God. She has taken the proper course to land her 
child in permanent and increasing doubt of anything that she can teach. 
. . The cggf worm, cocoon, moth series or cycle involves the constant 
creative act of God, or the cycle is self -created ; and that latter is simply 

Opportunely, during the continued discussion of this matter, come Mr. 
Adams' words on the inspiration of the Bible. Beginning at page 46 we 
read : 

**The result of such a theory of inspiration (the infallibility of the books, 
the verses, the words) has necessarily been to make people reverent of the 
book in such a degree as to be in fact superstition and idolatry. When 
men say ef a book that it is perfect, faultless, or infallible, they make it 
reprt-sent God to them ; they are compelled to render it the kind ot close 
adherence, homage, which we call worship. And, on the other hand, one 
who discovers actual fallibility in the book, who has been taught that its 


worth lies in in infallibilityi will turn away from it. He will say of it as the 
reformers said of the church : < If it claims to be the infallible revelation of 
God, it claims that which is not true ; it is an imposition ' So that the 
result of such a theory of inspiration, on the one hand is idolatry, and on 
the other, infidelity." 

His notion of the Bible itself is expressed in the following quotations : 

** This library which we call the Bible includes many different kinds of 
literature, poetry, philosophy, legend, tradition, parable, biography, history; 
but, above all, and as the centre of all, religion. It is a record of the lives 
and thoughts of people of a remote time, and of a remote place. But that 
which is chiefly remarkable about it is, that it chronicles the growth and 
advance of mind and moral character from one stage and age to another. 
It is, above any collection of writings, the record of the evolution of the 
highest religion of mankind. ... I never heard of any one 
who desired encouragement and stimulation in the Christian virtues, in the 
righteousness of patience, benevolence and justice, who felt drawn to the 
109th Psalm. I conceive that one desirous of pniceeding in the path of 
Jesus must recoil from a writing which expresses — as that does — ^the vindic- 
tive feelings of a man toward his neighbor, and even toward the innocent 
wife and children of that neighbor. On the other hand, it might be read 
with a degree of satisfaction by one who wished some justification for his 
own unholy feelings of hatred and revenge. For my part, I look upon the 
Scriptures as the source of great light, but there are spots on the sun." 

The conclusion is reached that the Bible is a record of growth : a 
sequence of ideas from the crude and simple to the full and great and dis- 
criminating. Just as the declarations of Isaiah, of Hosea and of Amos are 
to be taken as further development of the words of their predecessors, so 
the written words of the whole Bible must be considered in the light which 
the developments of recent times contribute. Bread must be made from 
the wheat, however, and not from the straw. 

The discussion of ** The Problem of Evil" is masterly. Clear, forcible 
and convincing are his arguments ; simple, frank and without sophistry is 
his exposition of the matter. Like many Bible students, he fails to find 
ground for the long-accepted dogma of the damnation of the race through 
the Fall of Adam. He fails to see that this was taught by the inspired 
writers. He fails to discover not only any affirmation by Christ that the 
doctrine of the Fall was the foundation of His own mission, but also any 
direct reference to it in the whole of Christ's teaching. He says : 

«• The stains which have gathered on human conceptions of the divine 
government will vanish if it can be seen that God did not deliver over the 
destinies ot vast m altitudes of earth's populations to the feeble hands of 
one man, and that man an infant in experience and wisdom." 

To do the writer justice — an impossibility within these limits — the whole 
chapter should be quoted. 

Upon the difficult subject of Immortality, the author furnishes a chapter, 
and states it as his belief that Immortality is the consummation of evolu- 


A dtumbling-block to the one who refuses to examine true Evolutionary 
Philosophy is the reconciliation of a belief in the potency of resident forces 
with a belief in the Divine Personality. In forceful lan^ruage and with 
copious illustration Mr. Adams elucidates the whole matter, and clean the 
way of all source of distrust or error. 

** Back of all/' says he, *' upholding all, energizing all, is the skill, the 
will of One who must be the source of all skill and will. And this One 
must be a person. ... I reafBrm the doctrine of the Mosaic 
law, the doctrine of Christ and Paul, that God is not a person to be imaged 
in human or any other form ; that He is not limited and not local. . . • 
Given creation, going on by means of resident forces, and according to (not 
by means of) certain laws —which is our definition of evolution — and the 
human mind is brought into an immediate view of the actual and imme- 
diate power of the Creator ; and since the resident forces, as well as the 
laws in which they proceed, constantly indicate order, prevision and wis- 
dom, we are brought very close to the Being in whom we really live (though 
we know it not) and move, and have our being ; and we recognize this 
Being as in the deepest (not the shallowest) sense a person." 

It is a matter of extreme difficulty to show the attitude of the faith of the 
Christian Church toward the evolutionary philosophy, because ideas of the 
Church itself differ very widely among its members. Copious quotations 
will show the author's treatment of this branch of his subject. 

*'There are those who appear to think that all that God does he does in 
and through the Church. That is part of the old delusion which built up 
the notion of a divine absentee, and gave priestcraft its opportunity. It is 
the kind of delusion which the evolutionary philosophy is consuming to-day. 
God has his prophets and seers not only in religion, but in every kingdom 
of thought and interest. He has His Copernicus and His Kepler, His Fara- 
day and Huxley, His Agassiz and Dana. The religious Bible is not the 
only Bible which has been written or is being written. These other bibles 
must also be given forth by those men whom God carries forward in the 
current of His vast purpose. Religion is the highest interest, but all of 
these other things are necessary and valuable. Therefore the prophets of 
chemistry, of geoloj^jy, of bi<)log:y, of political economy, and the seers who 
see and sing, have each their divine function here among us. The Church 
is the one institution which above every other has its propher sphere in 
seeking to develop the moral and spiritual nature of mankind. And it will 
call to its aid, in the prosecution of its noble office, whatsoever philosophy 
and science can afford. . . . But it is to be noted that the church early 
confused lis philosophy (which was a body of opinions) with its faith (which 
was a following of Jesus Christ). And the general result is that the church 
has a philosophy inherited from the far past, which she strives to maintain, 
under the mistaken feeling that to abandon the philosophy is to abandon the 

Now the evolutionary philosophy negatives the church's theology. The 
two can not coexist in the same mind. Consequently, of course, the new 
philosophy threatens the existence of the philosophy which is so venerable, 


L^ to many seems so sacred. But neither the church itself nor (he faith of 
s church is threatened by evolution in any deg^ree. To illustrate. The 
CAitli of the church was early developed to assert that man occupies the 
«rl&ief place in the regard of God. This grew very naturally out ot the teach- 
^Tif^ of Christ respecting the fatherhood of God. The phi losophy of the case 
^^sia to this effect, that man occupied a central and an immovable place in 
^ti« stellar system. The dwelling-place of mankind, i. ^., the earth, was the 
Ig^r^eatest of all heavenly bodies; it was the centre around which other and 
snoaller bodies had their motion. And this was so confused with the £Eiith 
of the church, that when Galileo and Giordano Bruno announced their dis- 
coveries that the earth was not a central place, the church at once con- 
demned the discovery as contrary to the faith. It was not in any degree 
<:ontrary to the faith, but certainly was contrary to the philosophy which had 
l^een confounded with the faith. And the new and better philosophy grew 
into universal acceptance ; but this acceptance did not destroy the church ; 
at did not destroy the faith; but it did destroy a great deal of confidence in 
the ancient philosophy." 

And in like manner as was that philosophy modified by the necessity 
imposed upon it by the discoveries of science, so must the position of the 
church today be altered through the influence of evolutionary philosophy. 
The ideas of original sin and a love and grace purchasable at a price must 
be radically modified. A philosophy of religion which denies reasonable- 
ness can no longer be imposed upon mankind. 

The chapter on Prayer is finished, and so perfect in itself that it might be 
an independent brochure. ''The right prayer,'* says the author, "is the 
seeking to use our wills righteously." 

The whole matter of Miracles in their relation to scientific thought may 
be summed up m the paragraph on page 162: 

'* If miracles substantiated anything nineteen centuries ago, they substan- 
tiate nothing now. We have no call to impose a belief in them upon any 
one. We must recall these words of Christ : * An evil generation seeketh 
after a sign.' God is the object of faith, and if faith is placed in signs and 
wonders it becomes degenerate, sinking at last into darkness and night." 

The subject is continued in the chapter on ** Divine Inshinings," a term 
adopted to express profoundly impressing religious revelations. 

Social development and the survival of the fittest, together with the 
social consolidation, are carefully considered, as also the relations 
of personal skill to '* the body-growth of society," individualism and social- 
ism. Mr. Adams shows that in primitive socialism the strong prevailed and 
ruled society, while the private individual was sunk out of consideration. 
•• Christ," says he, ** was preeminently the teacher of individualism." And 
again, "A man ought to esteem himself so that he shall employ his physical, 
mental and moral faculties, and develop them aright. . . . Let him 
therefore consider that while he is a moral being, and must stand strong in 
his own personality, he nevertheless belongs to a body of many members. 
And the better he is in his personality, the purer, the more decisively rights 
the better it shall be for that body." 


With chapten on *• Faith and IntuiUon," and '*Tbe Progress of Truth,*' 
the book ends. Very near the closing paragraph occurs the sentence: 
'* The serious concern of all men ought to be to know the truth and to com- 
mit themselves to it. Not to commit themselves to the uncertainties, but 
the certainties. So £ar as they do that they will have no fear of the thresh, 
ing process of criticism which comes at various periods, and has now come.*' 

The t>ook goes torth challenging admiration for its calm and impartial 
tone, its wealth of apt illustration, and its -convincing argument, and bear, 
ing testimony to the fairness and the erudition and the mental breadth of 
the author. Albert W. Ferris, Ntw York^ '78. 

Cases OH Tarts^ for the use of law students in connection with Pollock on 
Torts, by Francis M. Burdick, ffanditon^ '69, published by Banks & Brothers, 
New York. The text book on the subject of Torts at the Columbia Law 
School, where Prof. Burdick now is, is Pollock on Torts, an excellent Eng- 
lish work, but containing few references to American decisions. With his 
accustomed thoroughness as a teacher of law. Prof. Burdick has compiled 
the book in hand for the use of his students, to facilitate their study of 
American cases on this subject The prefEice, with here and there a foot 
note, is the only writing that the author contributes. The real labor and 
excellence of the work consist in the selection of such American court de- 
cisions as will best exemplify the general principles laid down by Pollock, 
and also show wh^t is held to be the correct law in the United States. To 
choose suitable cases is as much labor as to write a treatise on the subject, 
and to choose the best cases requires infinite research and the broadest 


The Fitty-eighth Annual Convention of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity will 
be held with the Colby Chapter in Waterville, Maine, on October 12, 13 and 
14, 1892. The officers are : President, David Starr Jordan, Ph.D., IX..D., 
domfUy '72 ; First- Vice-President, the Hon. Randall J. C«»ndon, CoXby^ '86; 
Orator. E. Benjamin Andrews, DD., L.L.D., Brovon^ 'jo ; Poet, Denis Wort- 
man, D.D., Amhtratf '57 ; Historian, George P. Morris, Rutgers, '88. 


Wednesday, id a. m. and 2 p. m.— Business Sessions at Soper*s Hall. 8 p. 

M. — Reception at Masonic Parlors to delegates and in- 
vited guests tendered by the Colby Chapter. 
Thursday, 9 a. m. and 2 p.m. — Business Sessions. 3:30 P.M. — Carriaee 

drive tendered by Alumni of Colby Chapter. 3:30 p.m. — 
Reunion of the AJumni of Colby Chapter. 8 p. m.— Pub- 
lic Library Exercises at the Baptist Church. 
Friday, 9:15 a.m. — Excursion to Lewiston. 11:30. — Dinner. 12:30— Coach- 
ing party to Poland Springs tendered by the Colby Chap, 
ter and Alumni. 7 P. M.— Band Conceri at Falmouth 
House, Portland. 8:30 A. M.— Banquet. $2.50 per plate. 
The Convention will be quartered at the Elmwood and Bay VieW Hotels. 
Rates $1.50 and $ per day. Special railroad rates will probably lie ob- 
tained trom Chicago and all points east to Boston. 

Delegates should obtain certificates from ticket agents to be signed by 
secretary of convention. Connection between Boston and Portland can be 
made by boat at night or cars. Tickets from Portland to Waterville should 
be unlimited and good to return via Lewiston. 

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