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Alumni Addrbssks 212 

Alumni of Delta U 70^ 159, 263, 347 

Among the Books Frederick H. Whitton, Wisconsin, '89. 262 

Among the Exchanges 32, 95, 217, 28$ 

A Song of Pleasure Maybury Fleming, Nno York, '72. 1 12 

Book Reviews Samuel S. Hall, Harvard^ '88. 192 

Chapter Correspondence 206 

Chapter Correspondence : 

Williams, Amherst, Adelbert, Colby, Middlebury, Brown, Syra- 
cuse, Tufts, DePauw, Pennsylvania 7 

Hamilton, Colby, Rochester, Rutger^ Brown, Madison, New 
York, Cornell, Marietta, Syracuse, Michigan, Harvard, 

Wisconsin, Columbia, Tufts, Pennsylvania. 142 

Williams, Union, Adelbert, Colby, Rochester, Middlebury, 
Rutgers, Brown, New York, Cornell, Marietta, Syracuse, 
Michigan, Northwestern, Harvard, Wisconsin, Lafayette, 

Columbia, Tufts, DePauw, Pennsylvania 240 

Williams, Union, Hamilton, Amherst, Adelbert, Colby, Roches- 
ter, Middlebury, Rutgers, Brown, Madison, New York, 
Cornell, Marietta, Syracuse, Michigan, Northwestern, 
Harvard, Wisconsin, Lafayette, Columbia, Lehigh, Tufts, 

DePauw, Pennsylvania 317 

Chapter Directory i, 87, 201, 283 

Chapter Extension 203 

Chapter News 59 

Convention Apportionment 213 

Defeat. Emil C. Pfeiffer, Harvard, '89. 20 

Delta Upsilon Camp of 1888 F. K. White. IVilliams, '90. 208 

Delta U. News Items 52, 133, 234, 312 

Editorial 49, 126, 230, 303 

Fraternity Directory 2, 88, 202, 284 

Greek-Letter Gossip 21, 113, 221, 297 

Index, Volume VII 368 

In Memoriam 183, 257 

Life's Triumphs Charles P. Blaney, Harvard, *90. 229 

Love John H. Haggerty, Northwestern, '91. 296 

Love's Paradox Fred. S. Ret an, Madison, '89. 277 

Loyalty W. J. Warburton, Columbia, '90. 89 

New Initiates 278 

Reviews 87 

scrap.books and libraries 211 

Statistical Table 316 

The Fifty-fourth Annual Convention 3 

The Fraternity's Growth W. L. Fairbanks, Tufts, '87. 91 

The Tufts Chapter and Phi Delta Theta, 

W. L. Fairbanks, Tufts, '87. 214 

The Watchers Richard E. Day, Syracuse, '77. 6 

To Miss on Her W^edding Day John C. Allen, Madison, '74. 239 









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The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Social Fratbrnity in 
Williams College, November 4, 1834. 

The LVth Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Syracuse 
Chapter, at Syracuse, N. Y., October 23d, 24th, 25th, 1889. 

The officers are: 

Honorary President, - - Joseph O'Connor, Rochester, '63. 

Active President, - - Rev. Smith T. Ford, Madison^ '78. 

First Vice-President, - - Prof. E. Ben. Andrews, LL.D., Braum^ '7a 

Second Vice-President, - Starr J. Murphy, Esq., Amherst^ '81. 

Third Vice-President, - - Jay W. Somerville, Syracuse, '90. 

Secretary, .... Frederick V. Fisher, Syracuse, '91. 

Treasurer, .... Forrest W. Beers, Northwestern, '89. 

Orator, .... Henry A. Butt;s, D.D., Union, '58. 

Alternate Orator, - - Samuel E Herrick, D.D., Amherst, '59. 

Poet, ^ . . . Henry Randall Waite, Ph.D., /^fl/wi7/<w,'68. 

Historian, ... - Josiah Strong, D.D., Adelbert, '69. 

Chaplain, . - - Prof. Wm. H. Maynard, D.D., Hamilton, ^54. 

Librarian, - - . . Herman V. Ames, Amherst, '88. 

THE executive COUNCIL. ^Set. 

Walter E Merritt, Amherst, '87 1M9. 

Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, Ph.D., Syracuse^ '84, 1889. 

John Q. Mitchell, Marietta, '80, 189a 

William R. Broughton, Williams, '87, 1890. 

Henry B. Turner, Jr., Columbia, '89, 1889. 

Walter C. Reddy, New York, '91, 1889. 

William E. Young, Jr., Columbia, '91, 1889. 

Secretary— ^KLTB.K E. Merritt, 8 East 47th Street, New York, N. Y. 

THE alumni information BUREAU. 

Address all communications to Box 2887, New York, N. Y. 


WiLUAM Sheafe Chase, Brown, '81, Editor-in-Chief, 
Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, $3.50; morocco, $6.50. 

THE delta upsilon SONG-BOOK. 

Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, $1.65, by mail. 

the delta upsilon quarterly. 

. THE DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY is conducted by a board of editors 
elected annually by the Fraternity Convention. Its aim is to further the interests 
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 under-graduates. 

The price of subscription is two dollars per volume. 

Back numbers.— Volumes II, III, IV, V and VI may be had; price, %i each. 

To Advertisers. — Contracts for advertising will be made on these terms: Fke- 
fefi e d space, one page, %6o, four issues; one-half page, $40. Ordinary spacer 
one page, $50, four issues; one-half page, $30. 

All communications ihoold be addressed to the 


Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, New Y&rk, ^ Editorin.Chibf. 
Albult Wamlxn F^ulms, M.D., New Ymrk^ *78. 
Samusl Max Bsjcknsr, R^dUsier^ '88. 

Vol. Vn. NOVEMBER, 1888. No. 1 


The Fiftj-foarth Annual Convention was held with the AdMtrt 
chapter, October 34th, 35th and 36th. The beautiful City of Cleve- 
land opened wide its hospitable doors to receive the throngs of dele- 
gates and visiting brothers. The under-graduate chapter, the Cleve- 
land Alumni Association and the ladies, combined to make the 
Convention a perfect success, and to every brother who was fortunate 
enough to participate in the incidental festivities, the occasion will be a 
most memorable one. 

Many of the delegates arriving on that day, October 34th, witnessed 
a great deal of hand-shaking and the exchange of fraternal greetings. 
Alnmni hailed with delight the younger representatives from those 
chapter-halls, about which clustered their fondest memories of college 
days. Under-graduates greeted their brothers from distant colleges, and 
fonnd that each one bore the stamp of true Delta U. manhood. The 
StiUman House was filled to overflowing with beaming faces and 
genial hearts. 



Weighty matters, however, demanded the immediate attention of 
the Convention, and on Thursday morning the assembled delegates 
were called to order by the acting President, Arthur C. Ludlow, Add- 
hert^ '84. The reading of reports from the various chapters consumed 
the morning session and part of the afternoon. Much 'new business 
was brought up, and referred to a special committee. From four till 
six o'clock a reception was given to the delegates by ten charming 
young ladies in a suite of parlors in the hotel Brothers from various 
chapters vied in singing their college songs, and a ceaseless stream of 
visitors was presented to the fair hostesses. The great social event of 
the Convention was a general reception tendered to the visitors by the 
Adelberi chapter and the Cleveland Alumni Association, on Thursday 

The guests were received in the parlors of the Stillman, which were 
handsomely decorated with the Fraternity colors. Dancing followed 
in the larger dining room; the belles of Cleveland were present in 
large numbers, filled with enthusiam for Delta U. An excellent colla- 
tion was served throughout the evening. 

Spite of fatigue, the energetic committee on new business rose early 
on the following morning, and discussed the various propositions sub- 
mitted on the previous day. It is only necessary to give here a brief 
r^sumi of the business disposed of in the two executive sessions of 
Friday. It was decided that the Executive Council had exceeded its 
powers in the installation of the chapter at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, but the action of the Council was sustained, and the creden- 
tials of the Pennsylvania delegates received. The present editor of the 
Quarterly was re-elected for another year. Walter E. Merritt, Am- 
herst^ %']^ was made Secretary of the Executive Council in the place 
of Frederick M. Crossett, New Fbrk/S^, who resigned; and George P. 
Morris, RuigerSy *86, was elected as editor of the QuinquenniaL The 
Convention was somewhat opposed to chapter extension, and the elec- 
tion of an honorary member was again emphatically refused. 

The officers elected for the ensuing year are : 

Honorary President, Joseph O'Connor, Rochester^ '63 ; acti^ 
President, the Rev. Smith T. Ford, Madison, '78; first Vice-President, 
Prof. E, Benjamin Andrews, LL.D., Brawtiy '70; second Vice-Presi- 
dent, Starr J. Murphy, Esq., Amherst, '81; third Vice-President, Jay 
W. Somerville, Syracuse^ '90; Secretary, Frederick V. Fisher, Syra- 



cuse, '91 ; Treasurer, Forrest W. Beers, Norlkwes/erm, '89; Orator. 
Henry A. Buttz, D.D., Union, '58; Alternate Orator, Samuel E. 
Herrick, D.D., Amherst, '59; ?oet, Henry Randall Waitc, Ph.D., 
Hamitlon, '68; Historian, Josiah Strong, D.D., Ade&eri, '69; Chap- 
lain, Prof. William H. Mayard, D.D., HamOUm, '54 ; Librarian, 
Herman V. Ames, Amherst, '88. Quartkrlt Editor, Frederick M. 
Crossett, New York, '84. 

The Executive Council — ^Walter E Merritt, Awiherst, '87; the 
Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, Ph.D., Syracuse, '84; John Q. Mitchell, Marietta, 
'80; William R. Broughton, WUUams, '87; Henry R Turner, Jr., 
Columbia, '89; Walter C. Reddy, Neio York, '91; William E Young, 
Jr., Columbia, '91. 

It was decided to hold the next Convention with the Syracuse 
chapter, at Syracuse, N. Y., in October, 1889. In spite of a light 
rain that was falling, the convention picture was taken during the 
afternoon. The brief business session that followed aroused great in- 
terest, and at its close, the delegates separated to prepare for the 
evening's entertainment A large and appreciative audience filled the 
First Presbyterian Church, of which the Rev. Hiram C Haydn, LI^ D. , 
Amherst, '56, is pastor, and the exercises passed oflf with great tela. The 
oration of Brother Dowling bristled with wit and epigram, and elicited 
much laughter and applause. The charming music of the Mandolin 
Gub of Cleveland added a pleasing feature to the entertainment. 
After the literary feast, over one hundred brothers met around the festal 
board, spread in the large dining-room of the Stillman House. The 
attractive menu was rendered ample justice. College songs, following 
each other from different parts of the banquet hall, filled the intervals 
of the courses. Toast-master Henry W. Conklin, Esq., Rochester, '79, 
after a graceful and felicitous speech, called upon various prominent 
brothers to fulfill their parts in the " flow of souL" 

The toast list was as follows : 

Fifty-fourth ConTentkm, Hon. E. B. Sherman, MiddUbury^ '60, 

" Blasters, spread youraeWes."— Z^'«# Multumqiu. 

q^U UpsOon— Her Moral Side— Rev. Arthur C. Ludlow, Western Reserve, '84. 

**6y their fruits ye shadl know them." 

*• Auld Lang Syne,'* Profeswr Henry B. Hosfbrd, Williams, ^43. 

•• We're twenty, we're twenty, who says we are more ? 
He's crazy, young jackanapes, show him the door. " 

DdU Upsilon— Her InteOectual Side— Chas. W. Foote, Ph.D., Western Reserve;^l^. 

'^The choice and master spirits of this age." 



Di Amidfia, •••.••.•• Henry G. Leonard, Nwtkwestem^ '88. 

** The friends tkm hast and their adoption tried, grapple them to thyself with 
hoops of steel*' 

Delta Upsilon— Her Social Side, George J. Tansey, Cormll, *88. 

'* A college joke to cure the dumps.*' 

College Days, Frederick H. Whitton, Wisconsin^ ^ 

** Dum ioquitmir fugerit invida aetas ; Carpe diem, quam minimum credtUa, 
ppster^y • 

Our Alumni Chapters, Norton T. Horr, Cornell^ '82. 

*' We hare some salt of our youth in us." 

Our National Fraternity, W. Francis Campbell, New Ymrk, '87. 

•• DUi vixii,'* 

The Ladies, George G. Saze, Jr., C0lumbia, '87. 

« " May we kiss whom we please and 

Please whom we kiss.** 

The Rev. George Thomas Dowling, D.D., Madison^ '73, and 
William J. Warburton, Cohimdia, '90, were also called upon, for ex- 
temporaneous remarks. The addresses of the evening were clever and 
witty, all speaking hopefully of the prosperity of our Fraternity. When 
the last speaker had given his part, all present, according to custom, 
joined hands in a great circle around the room, singing the well-known 
lines of " Auld Lang Syne." So ended the Fifty-fourth Convention, 
leaving to each brother that participated, a legacy of pleasing memories, 
of new acquaintances made, of old friendships renewed, and of in- 
creased love for Delta Upsilon. 


When over the diver's head 
The waters, with soundless tread, 
Close, and the sea is spread. 
They cover the hearts that keep 
A watch by the solemn deep. 

Grand is the risk he takes, 
Proud is the name he makes. 
And humble a heart that breaks, 
If never the wave upcast 
The form it clutches fast 

Yet theirs is a deed as great 
Who gaze on the sea and wait; 
And life is a thing to bate. 
When waves to the barren sands 
Come ever with empty hands. 

— ^Richard E. Day, Syracuse,' jj. 


Dear Bkothkis: 

The chapter hmnflj ever entered vpoo arev vish beoer pc jsp c ai 
than have attended ^ begumii^ of thsL We le - ^Mimi baed ax ike 
opening of the term with a membei^p of ^^vc SenSon; dsree TimiQn 
and five Sophomores, thirteen in a!L The loss of onr *$$ deSe^aidaa 
of eight men we foond to be a severe blow, and we were sornr to kazn 
that we had lost two men from the ocber daaes — William J. Wellton, 
'89, who is now stndjii^ law in Qevdand, O., and Fiack D. Tal* 
mage, '90, who has entered the UniTersxtr of the Citr of New York. 
To compensate for the loss of the two latter we were reinforced bjtwo 
members of sister diaplers, Rmhexibrd McGifiert, '92, frcm the ffitm- 
Ubm chapter, and Hanj W. Johnson, '91, from the Middkimy 
chapter. Although onr Freshman dd^ation of three men is nnmer- 
ically below oar average, we nevertheless consider it a sirong one, far 
thej are all men who will be a credit to the Fratemitr and lonnl to its 

The coll^;e b^an this, its ninetr-seventh rear, with a larger roll 
of students, a more complete and efficient corps of insmicton, and 
better financial p r ospects than ever. The Freshman class this rear 
numbers eighty men. The ^cnltj has been increased bj the addition 
of Professors Perry and Kendall, who have during the last two years 
been taking a course of study in Germany in preparation for their 
duties here as professor of elocution and assistant professor of modem 
languages, respectively. There are now no tutors in the furulty, but 
every department in the curriculum is in the charge of an experienced 
professor. The financial condition of the college has been materially 
aided during the past few months by several generous gifts and 

Some changes have been made in the "cut " system in force last 
year. Hereafter twelve unezcused absences will be allowed each term 
and an excess of over twenty-five absences in one term will cause sus- 


The chapter is well represented in the athletic, musical and literary 
enterprises of the college. We have two members of the college base 
ball team, the captain and n^anager of the Freshman nine, four mem- 
bers of the Weekly board, two of the six editors of the Lit, two members 
of the glee club, and one of the banjo club. 

There has been recently added to the By-Laws of the chapter an 
amendment which provides that the two lower classes shall be re- 
quired to pass two examinations upon the Constitution and general 
history of the Fraternity and upon the By-Laws of the chapter. It has 
also been voted that the President of the chapter shall read at the first 
regular meeting of each term the Constitution of the Fraternity and 
the By-Laws of the chapter. These provisions will, we believe, greatly 
promote the familiarity with the principles of the Fraternity, and the 
interest in them which every loyal Delta U. should possess. 

We are glad that we can state that the relations between the two 
lower classes this year have been perfectly friendly and peaceful. It 
can be affirmed with tolerable certainty that hazing is now a thing of 
the past at Williams. 

The other fraternities here are holding about their usual places, 
with the exception that Delta Psi has only seven men this year, less 
than half their usual number. 

With hearty wishes for the continued and increased prosperity of 
all our sister chapters, I am, 

Fraternally yours, Hanford W. Edson, '90. 

Delta Upsilon House, 

Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. 
Dear Brothers : 

Having started our chapter on a successful career for the year with 
a full quota of men and expectations of class honors, we were glad to 
hear from our delegates that the Fraternity also had had a good send- 
off at the Cleveland Convention. We were all more or less infected 
by their good spirits, their praises for the Adelbert chapter, and re- 
newed loyalty to Delta U. 

Our chapter heartily endorses the Convention in its spirit of con- 
servatism, its effort to define more accurately official duties and to 
lower expenses. If such interest is always taken in debating Fraternity 
business, it will certainly be well administered. 


That there are six Delta U/s on the Amherst foot-ball team is per- 
haps not a matter to boast of, considering the poor luck of the team; 
bnt as showing onr standing in athletics, as compared with rival 
societies, it is encouraging. Oar Freshman delegation consists of nine 
men, whose varied talents fit them for almost all desirable positions. 
It is indeed an ideal delegation in oar estimation. One man leads 
his class in scholarship, another in foot-ball, and the social side is well 
upheld. Oar Junior delegation has been unfortunate in the loss of 
three men. One, who was a member of the .SAdSni/ board, will probablj 
return next year. Our tennis court has had a ri\*al this hH — namely, a 
foot-ball field — and it is hard to say which was the most popular with 
the fellows. In such sports we get great benefit from having our own 
house and lot We were much pleased to have several '87 and '88 
brothers back to our recent initiation exercises. It is pleasant to meet 
aga\n, under different circumstances, these men to whom we, as 
Freshmen, paid such deference. We have suffered the loss of Pro- 
fessor G. Gilbert Pond, '81, who has accepted the Professorship of 
Chemistry in the Pennsylvania State College. 

Fraternally, Wiluam E. Clarke, Jr. 

DxLTA Upsilon Hall, 

Adklbkrt College, East Cleveland, O. 
Dear Brothers : 

The Adelberi chapter begins another prosperous year. All of our 
members are in high spirits and full of enthusiasm. The Fift^'-fourth 
Convention, which has just been held with our chapter, has given us a 
new impetus, and we are rushing business. We are proud of our 
Fraternity and we are more than thankful for the fine appearance and 
impression which the delegates and visiting brothers made in our 
city. Our chapter feels that it has been more than repaid in entertain- 
ing the Fifty-fourth Convention. It has given us an insight into Fra- 
ternity work which we have never had before. We have had no re- 
verses in our chapter, but, on the contrary, we have met with success. 
Our rooms have been enlarged and made more pleasant than before. 
Our college buildings are situated on Euclid avenue, about four and 
one-half miles from the center of the city. Whenever any Delta U. 
happens to be in the city, be sure to come out to the college and see 
us. Take a Euclid and Prospect street car near the depot, and it will 


bring you straight to the college, where you will find, at all times, 
Delta U.'s who will be glad to welcome jou. We hold our Fraternity 
meetings every Monday evening in the Delta Upsilon Hall, No. 
1938 Euclid avenue. Oar meetings follow those of the college Literaiy 
society, which we are all going to join. The literary societies of the 
college have been dead for a year or so, bat one of them has just been 
revived and will probably be a decided success. The college is run- 
ning on a different basis this year, in regard to its curriculum. Here- 
tofore the recitations have all, or nearly all, been held in the morning 
from half-past eight until noon, and the students prepared their lessons 
in the afternoon or evening. Now the recitations are held at all hours 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The reason for this is, that the Acuity and 
the course of study in the college have been increased. It is a decided 
advantage over the old system. The students are brought together more 
and a stronger college spirit is aroused. The Woman's College, which 
has just been started here, begins its first year with twelve students. 
We wish success to the new institution. We hope to hear from each 
chapter often, and also from individual members of each chapter. 

Fraternally, John Dicksrman, '91. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

CoLBT University, Waterville, Me. 
Dear Brothers : 

The record of Colby University during the past year is one of which 
every friend of the institution may justly be proud. Its progressive 
spirit is marked by the addition of two professors to the faculty and by 
several beneficial changes made in the curriculum. The thorough 
refitment of our gymnasium may be taken as an illustration of the 
extensiveness of the improvement wrought The year upon which 
we have just entered also augurs increased prosperity for the University, 
and has already brought an unusually large Freshman class, numbering 
forty-four. Commensurate with the advancement and prosperity of 
the University, as if linked to it, gallantly marches the Colby chapter of 
Delta Upsilon, ever retaining her high position in all phases of college 
life, and never surrendering the vantage ground when once gained. 

One by one we returned to college at the opening of the present 
term, refreshed by a delightfril vacation, such as can be spent at the sea- 
shore^ along the rivers and among the mountains of the Pine Tree 


Sttte ; and mficr luniBg BKai conSiarT groOKd one saodKC ^t 
fared our gieedng to tbe Frednun das. Ii xeqanrc^ b«e lnue cioct 
on our pait to pMge ten of tbe BKat pnMun^ ieZio«s im ^^i. sm9i 
who seem destined to vin maaT Iisrds isr o«r dajoer. uki oe vlicaa 
we are exceediiigiT prood. Ooe of tbeai is tSie |»f«}a7 passer oc a 
large chmch, another his been placed npcn the Usiivesss^ base-baH 
nine, a third is an cxcdknt locaHsi^ wte has been ass^iised a fiiace m 
the ooU^e choir, while &I1 samd h^ in scholarship^ in nsxah;r^ and 
the other featoies that disnngnish the trptcal De]ta U. 

Our initiation and banquet, which oocnned on d^ ni^ of Oooiwr 
15th, was pronounced by alomni and vnder-fiadisiies one of die n^tt 
successful and pleasant occaskxis hdd for peus. Hie nsfonaes to die 
toasts were so full of enthusiasm, that the new ininates were ^uSckhr 
infused with the true Delta U. ^arit ; and when at 3 jls. we kd die 
banquet-hall, " all with one puqKse rife,* we wne resoh^ to adrance 
in all honorable ways the interest of Delta Upsiloa. Among those 
with us at our initiation was Brother Wallace S^ £lden« fonnerhr CuSr^ 
'89, who entered Bowdoin College last fidl and who« despite the fact 
that he has received several iiiTitatiotts from the Gre^-letter fraser^ 
nities there, still retains his allegiance to Delta U. Brother Elden 
received a special honor at Bowdoin last Commencement, securing the 
prize in modem languages; he was also appointed br the ^tcuhr to 
speak at the junior exhibitioiL 

We have at present twentj-ibur men — one Senior, fire Juniors, esght 
Sophomores and ten Freshmen, a number which we deem sufficient ordi* 
narily, espedall j for effective literary work. Our literarr programme, con* 
sisting usually of debates, essays, stories, critiques, speaking, both prepared 
and extemporaneous, is varied as much as possible from night to ni^t, 
and thus prevents monotony from creeping in. During this term we 
have devoted much time to a discussion of the political situation, which 
we found both a profitable and fascinating study. Some of our men 
are able politicians. While we cultivate strict literary habits, we 
do not overlook the &ct that we are social beings, for we endeavor to 
make oar Wednesday evening meetings pleasant, happy reunions, as 
well as proverbial for strengthening the golden chords of fiiendship and 
fellowship among the members. As a result, no cliques or factions 
exist in our ranks, but united as one man we vigorously strive for that 
which benefits the homogeneous whole. To the fiict that we stand so 


closely together on all occasions must be attributed much of our suc- 
cess in winning the high positions in college life. 

A cloud of sorrow has recently fallen upon our chapter in conse- 
quence of the death of Dr. George S. Palmer, of Waterville. Although 
Dr. Palmer was not a member of the Colby chapter, being a member of 
the old Bowdoin chapter, class of '6i, yet our chapter regarded him as 
an adopted brother, and proudly pointed to his pure Christian life and 
character as characteristics of the ideal Delta U. Deeply do we mourn 
the removal of such a man from our midst With cordial greetings to 
the chapters, Fraternally, J. Edmund Burke, '90. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
MiDDLEBURY CoLLEGE, Middlcbuiy, Vt 
Dear Brothers: 

When college opened we counted our men and found ten. Besides 
losing our splendid delegation in '88, Brothers White, '90, and Willey, 
'91, have gone to Dartmouth; Brother Johnson has joined the WU-- 
liarns chapter. What is Middlebur^s loss is others' gain, but we can 
ill afford to Ipse them. Still this was not all. We were further dis- 
appointed in '92 as regards numbers and quality. The class of '93 
contains six men. As to quality we can honestly say, that with one 
exception, we are satisfied with the arrangement which gives every 
one of them to one or the other of our rivals. One man we wanted 
but failed to secure, through force of circumstances over which we 
had no control. Seldom have we lost a man when Delta U. has 
been strictly compared with the other chapters, and no other influence 
brought to bear. 

Though our prospects are not s^s bright as last year, we believe 
we shall hold our own. We stand high in scholarslyp, 
athletics, socially and morally. That we have no men in '92 will 
probably act against us to some extent; but it has served also to bind 
us more closely to one another. It has awakened more than ever the 
true fraternal feeling, and we trust that "behind the cloud the sun is 
still shining." Next year's class promises to be good, and we have 
excellent reason to believe that before commencement we can report a 
good delegation pledged from '93. 



Chi Fd seems to be rtnnging far die befao; sad is dam wcL 
We can saj hardly as modi far Delia Kappa Epaakm. bTvei^z. 

With best wishes for the socceas and pmsp e tiii at -fat ac2>er< iajm^y 

Delta Utshuov 1^*'^ 

Btora U anuaja T. Prciide&ce. 2. L 

Dear Brothers: 

It has been several jean since the Brmm r aa par bat b eg ix 
college year with sodi pleasing prospec a as a: ^4*rir r A: 2e csbf 
of the last year we had pledged three Bken. ax^d sace bave a ec LJ g i 
four more from the incoming dasa. In addrS-DO id tis 5si<£rsdis oE 
seven from '92, we enlarged oar nmsber by tzjdxig in tirse fr^zL :ie 
class of '90, and one from '91. The fxayoez rtcrr s larrer ran Ke 
two years past, and m<Me enthnsaudc aad bopcfd cf ±e iHii? ibaa 
for four or five yean^ 

Last year we had ionr biotheis is the fkOLzr, Tiiis fiiZI is vo^ 
is left. Professor Uptcm in astroo^:n:T. PrsfiesKCB Aa lryi sni 
Bronson have gone to Cornell, and Prodesaor liscocb La^ -wrhizrwiL 
to devote himself to writing. We miss ibc k±id aad br>:rKrIj cucsr- 
sel of Professor Andrews in onr chapcer and Framdn- nar^rsu And 
his position as professor of his^^ry and polincal eocnc^y.has l^esca 
filled in snch a way that his presence is ibe clas-roc/si is fp-xfiy 

The incoming class is rather smal^ than 5>r d:ree jean pasL 
About sizty*five men have entered agaizm classes c< frc/sD ysrtz,zj-frrt 
to eighty for the recent years. The maarna', uo, does o: ap^^u- to 
be up to the average. Some of the fratemities Lar» bad ^ce 
trouble in securing their delegataonsL We ]oR but one mas wLoiZi we 

In the college honors which were announced the las: of tbe year, 
we had our frdl share. Four of oar five men were elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa. We received the first Junior oratorical prize, and oni men 
were found in the highest grade. We had three of the first six in the 
Junior class, and five of the first eight in the Sophomore class. We 
hope our Freshman delegation will make as satisfactory a shoving. If 
that should be the case we surely deserve the admission which was 


made of as last year by a member of our greatest rival, that we led all 
fraternities here in scholarship. 

The fall Field Day exercises were not held, so we cannot chronicle 
a list of the victories we did not get on that occasion. In the annual 
elections we received our share of honors. We have not had a re- 
presentative on the glee club for several years. Now we have two 
members^ and one of those is the director. We have the President 
of the Reading-room Association and of the Athletic Association, to- 
gether with one of the four base- ball directors; also the director of 
the Symphony Society. On the whole we have little to complain of 
as to the favors bestowed upon us by the members of the college. 

A member of the Alpha Delta Phi chapter said to one of our 
men, that we had the finest man in college. We think we have several 
of them. 

Last year the chapter-room was changed, as has already been noted 
in these columns. We have found it an excellent move. We now 
have a room well fitted up and large enough to enable us to entertain 
our friends occasionally, and not so large as to make the meetings 
otherwise than enjoyable. We make this distinction, for we have ex- 
perienced both extremes. In 1886 we moved from a hall we found too 
large, to a cosy little room. But we found the second evil quite as 
bad as the first one, and now have a very satisfactory location. 

We received representatives from our sister chapters. Harvard and 
Tufts^ at our initiation ceremonies, October lath. We had more than 
fifty plates laid at our banquet, and had an enjoyable time. It was 
the largest gathering for three years. Our Alumni are aiding the 
chapter liberally, and have helped us fit up our new hall. They seem 
to be more interested in the active chapter, and their enthusiasm is in- 
creasing along with ours. 

Just before Thanksgiving we hope to have a public meeting. 
These are always enjoyable occasions for us here at Brown. We have 
an opportunity of showing not only the Alumni but also our sisters 
and cousins, as well as those of a more distant or prospective relation- 
ship, what sort of work we are doing. If any of the chapters have 
not adopted the custom of giving these little entertainments, the 
weight of advice from Brown would be to begin at once, and stop 
only with the last gasp. But we are confident that the practice once 
begun would be naturally kept up to the end. 


The college "Annual " is at present laboring under an unfortunate 
precedent For reasons not now evident, Delta Upsilon has never 
been represented in the board of editors. For two years we have 
made some advances looking towards ^ representative on the Board, 
but it has not been granted us. Last year we were to be allowed to 
insert our cut, but were granted permission only to place "Non- 
secret " as the name of our Fraternity. We though twe could wait, 
and think so still. This year the matter has not yet been decided, but 
there does not appear to be any great probability that our petition will 
be fovorably received. 

During the vacation the movement to erect a gymnasium has 
progressed &vorabIy. Of $30,000 which has been subscribed as an 
endowment fund, $23,000 has been paid in. The college has received 
f 50,000 as a building fund, and it is hoped that the work may soon 
be commenced. Money has also been given for a physical laboratory, 
and it is expected that the foundation will be laid next year. A small 
lot of land has been added to the campus, so that on the whole the 
college appears to be strengthening its position substantially. 

Professor Lincoln, who is at the head of the Latin department, 
was absent last year in Europe. Before his departure he received a 
commission from Mr. Porter of the class of '60 to purchase a nucleus 
of a Museum of Art and Archaeology. He has returned with a col- 
lection, comprising copies of the masterpieces of the ancient Greek and 
Roman artists. He has eight statues, forty-one busts and six other 
pieces. They are to be arranged in Manning Hall. 

The only athletic event of the fall was the tennis tournament 
It was won by Mr. Hovey, an Alpha Delt, the former champion of the 

The members of the college have been quite active during the cam- 
paign just closed. Dennis Sheahan, a member of the Senior class, is 
Secretary of the Democratic State Committee and President of the 
College Tariff Reform Club. Under the auspices of the club David 
A. 'Wells, LLD., Williams, '47, rendered an able address the night 
before election in the presence of a large audience. The Republicans 
.contented themselves with forming a brigade of a hundred men or 
thereabouts, which took part in several of the torch-light demonstra- 
tions. One of the Prohibitionists in college ran on the legislative 
ticket in Stonington, Conn. 


For almost every night daring the two weeks before the election, 
some member of the University Prohibition Qub set forth the creed 
of that party in the mass meetings held under the auspices of the 
State Committee. 

We would close our letter as we began, assuring the sister chapters 
that *^ Brown is all right/' and hoping that as great or even greater 
success may rest upon the "Blue and the Gold " all over our land. 

Fraternally, William G. Lathrop, '89. 

Delta Upsilon House, 
Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

Delta Upsilon of Syracuse sends greetings to her sister chapters. 

September 20th opened auspiciously for Syracuse University, for 
a class of nearly two hundred was waiting to be admitted. This looked 
encouragingly for the fraternities, and they began work at once. 
Amonji: all the Greeks none looked more determined nor did harder 
work than the members of Delta U., and as a result we succeeded in 
getting nine fine men. 

While we feel jubilant over this victory, we are saddened by the 
fact that so many of our brothers are kept from their college duties 
because of sickness. Eight of our number have been stricken down 
with typhus fever ; but I am glad to say that all are doing well, and we 
hope that in a short time they will be with us again. 

In consequence of the sickness, our chapter work has been 
hindered to some extent, as we were compelled to vacate our chapter- 
house for a few weeks. 

One of our men has been chosen base-ball manager for the coming 
year. In the tennis tournament the Delta U. boys carried off every 
honor, while in class honors we are doing our best to sustain the 
record of the past, and are meeting with success. 

Everything looks favorable for Delta U. Each man is trying to 
make the present year the best in the history of the chapter. 

Much of this spirit is owing to the successful Convention held at 
Cleveland ; for the boys that attended it came back filled with Delta 
Uism^ and, as a consequence, we have all partaken of it 

Fraternally, J. S. Clark, '9a 


ltttiks from craptsrs. 1 7 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Tufts College, College Hill, Mass. 
Dear Brothers : 

The Tufts chapter of Delta Upsilon, at the close of a protracted and 
successful campaign season, sends cordial greeting to her sister chapters. 
We can truthfully say, and without exaggeration, that never before 
has our chapter been so united, so strong and enthusiastic. Daring 
the recent campaign for new members every man was actively engaged 
and worked hard for the success of the chapter. Whatever differences 
arose in choosing men to rush — for no body of men can always agree 
perfectly on everything — were not due to sectional strife, personal like 
or dislike, or anything of the sort, but to the belief which each one 
had that his plan would best promote the interests of the chapter, and 
when another plan was proposed which he himself or a majority con- 
sidered better, each then favored the new plan as strongly as he had 
his own before. 

The enterii\g class numbers 34, distributed as follows: Freshmen, 
16; Engineers, 12; Specials, 6. Of these, most of the Freshmen will 
find their way into some one of the three fraternities represented here ; 
but only a very few of the Engineers and Specials will become society 
men. This materially diminishes the number of men to choose from. 
The course for the Engineers being only three years, they are classed as 
Sophomores when they enter. 

The Theta Delta Chi's, acting on the "come one come all " prin- 
ciple, have initiated eight '92 men, just half of the class. The Fresh- 
man who asked a classmate who had recently become a ''Theta," if 
the thirty pearls in his pin represented the number of men they could 
take in at one time, hit the nail pretty much all over the head. 

The Zeta Psi's have one Junior pledged, and one Freshman, with a 
possible second. Thb, together with the fact that they lose seven men 
in the graduating class, shows that they are not doing as well as usual 

The following are the names and addresses of our initiates : 
'90, Harry Winfield Smith, Lynn, Mass. '91, Ralph Emerson Foster, 
Brunswick, Me.; Arthur Chester Dunmore, Somerville, Mass. '92, 
Bertrand Flavel Putnam, New Salem, Mass. ; Loring George Williams, 
Nottingham, N. H. Special, John Burgess Weeks, St Albans, Vt. 

Let no one who reads this letter think that Delta Upsilon at Tufts 
is loring ground because another society initiates eight men to our two. 


I do not tell the whole story. You need not be surprised to hear at 
any time that we have had another initiation ; and besides, when the 
Commencement parts shall be awarded four years hence, more sheep 
will be found in our fold than goats. 

Our rushing campaign closed with an initiation and grand banquet 
at Young's Hotel, Boston, on the evening of October 31st Besides 
Alumni of the chapter, delegations were present from Brcwn and 
Harvard. It was the most enjoyable and thoroughly satisfactory gather- 
ing we have ever had. 

** Two letters there are in the Grecian tongue 
That we all admu«, both old and young. 
We hear them with joy as we're gathered around ; 
We shall hear them with gladness when their echoes resound. 
We hold them as dear as our Alma Mater, 
We sing of their praises to drive away care. 
WeMl choose for our motto only these two, 
And ever prove true to our Delta and U. " 

Fraternally, Willis F. §ewall, '9a 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

De Pauw University, Greencastle Ind. 
Dear Brothers : 

This college year has begun in a flattering way for DePauw. 
There is an unusually large Freshman class, and at no other time in 
the history, of the university has the enrollment been so large. 

The campaign season is almost ended, and the various Greeks feel 
proud of their labors, and are seemingly satisfied with the results of 
the contest for new men. 

Delta Upsilon has initiated a Junior, a Sophomore and four men 
from the class of '92, and is proud of her pledged members in the 
class of '93. 

The college paper — ^the De Pauw Adz — ^has been placed in the 
hands of a board of directors composed of students from the upper 
classes. Heretofore the paper has been a monthly and published by 
the literary societies. The publication has been changed into a fort- 
nightly and is under the guidance of Brother Raymond C. Best, '89, 
as Editor-in-Chief. 

The interest in athletics is not great; however, the military school 


gives to those who are members a chance to improve in that line 
under the efficient management of Lieutenant Mar. The armorr has 
been famished with qaite a number of the ordinary gymnasium appli- 

The abolition of the prize system in the university, if carried out, 
will bring about a change in two ways. First, it will change the mo- 
tive in rushing new men to some extent Secondly, those students 
who have heretofore been at work on the prizes will do honor worL 

Fraternally, Howako M. Bucelakd. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Ukiversitt or Pexnstlvaxia, Phila., Pa. 
Dear Brothers : 

The " baby chapter " of Delta Upsilon sends her sister chapters a 
hearty greeting. Though "the baby," we consider tht PenMS}ipama 
chapter a ''fine child," healthy and plump, growing stronger all the 
time. At present our membership is twenty — 2 Alumni, 4 Seniors, 
2 Juniors, 8 Sophomores and 4 Freshmen. So far this year we 
have brought seven men into our fold — 2 Seniors, i Sophomore and 
4 Freshmen, all promising and fine fellows. We soon expect to take 
in more Freshmen. 

Although not a year old. Delta Upsilon in the University of 
Pennsylvania is beginning to wield considerable influence. We have 
succeeded so well that we are now but little troubled by the other 
fraternities. Apropos — it may be mentioned that Psi Upsilon is 
smouldering here, and rumor has it that the blaze is to break out in 
the shape of a chapter-house on the college campus. 

We were recently made to feel that we were really brothers in Delta 
U. by a visit paid us by five Alumni — Brothers James Collins, A.M., 
M.D., Ambers/, '58; Benjamin W. McGalliard, Lafayette^ '85; 
Arthur L. Benedict, Michigan, '87 ; William J. Burd, Lafayette, '87 ; 
and Augustus W. Buck, Williams, 88. We are always happy to have 
them at our meetings and appreciate the advice which they give us. 
With the exception of Dr. Collins they are all in the Medical Depart- 
ment Dr. Collins kindly gave us an addition to our library in the 
shape of an old and valuable Delta Upsilon catalogue. 

Brothers Deacon and Jamison, who went on to the Convention, are 
more enthusiastic than ever over Delta U., and say that you must go to 


a convention to realize what our Fraternity is. They brought home 
many names and many more happy recollections of brothers (and sis- 
ters) met in Cleveland. 

The University of Pennsylvania is going steadily onward, increasing 
its usefulness, gaining strength all the time and keeping pace with this 
age of progress and development The entering class this year is 
very large and numbers over a hundred men. The new library build- 
ing, the corner-stone of which was recently laid, and which when 
completed will be a free library^ is being built rapidly, and already 
what bids to be a beautiful and imposing structure when finished, is 
gradually looming up on the college campus. A special feature of the 
university this year is the facilities it offers for post-graduate work, 
especially that required to obtain Ph.D. 

Altogether old Penn's prospects are very good, and particularly so 
are the prospects of the Pennsylvania chapter of Delta Upsilon. We 
all realize that we have a child, to rear and bring up, and that creeping 
comes before walking and running; but through our zeal and heart- 
felt interest we fully expect to see our infant chapter grow into as fine 
a woman as her sisters in Delta Upsilon. 

During the Christmas holidays we hope to see many of our broth- 
ers at our rooms, 1701 Chestnut street (third floor). With our best 
wishes. Fraternally, Howard H. Stpher. 


Whilst much perplexed one busy day, 
Love, slily, to my heart found way; 
But, frowning on his cunning art, 
I bluntly bade him to depart 

Still, crafty Love, quite undismayed. 
To lodge himself so oft essayed. 
In my alarm, I took a whim 
Myself by barriers to protect from him. 

When barriers, toilsome, scarce were earned. 
Love there within them I discerned : 
Twas vain the barriers to begin — 
They kept not out, they barred Love in. 

Emil Chas. Pfeiffer, Harvard^ '89. 



It is said that Kappa Kappa Gamma is abont establishing a chapter 
at Ohio Wesleyan University. 

There are two Senior societies at Dartmouth : " The Casque and 
Gauntlet " and • • The Sphinx. " 

During the past summer Sigma Chi at De Pauw University began 
the erection of a chapter-house. 

It is rumored that Alpha Tau Omega is endeavoring to obtain a 
fi>othold at De F^uw University. 

The property of the ten largest fraternities in the United States ag- 
gregates a value of one million dollars. 

The *• bran-new " Amherst chapter of Phi Delta Theta designates 
the order as "the National Fraternity of America." 

The death is announced of the chapter of Kappa Sigma, which 
was established at Indiana State University in April, 1887. 

Theta Delta Chi has forty-four under-graduates in Bowdoin Col- 
lege. There are only twelve neutrals in the whole college. 

James P. Foster, President of the National League of Republican 
Qubs, is a Psi U., class of '67, University of the Qty of New York. 

It is reported that Delta Tau Delta has received a petition for a 
charter from the "Organized Barb Association" of Wabash College. 

Northwestern University has offered lots to the Greek-letter fraterni- 
ties that will put up chapter-houses; and several are preparing to 

John M. Phillips has been appointed editor of the Delta Tau Delta 
Rainbcw, and the publication office removed from Qeveland, O., to 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

The next Congress of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity will be held 
in December at Springfield, O. The order is now composed of 
thirty active chapters. 

Richmond, Va., will entertain the " Sixty-fourth " convention of Chi 
PhL It will open November 15th. The orator is Mr. Fabius H. 
Busbee ; the poet, Mr. J. Warren Harper. 


John Clinton Gray, recently elected to the New York State Su- 
preme •Court, is a member of the University of the City of New 
York chapter of Psi Upsilon, class of '65. 

Chi Phi is discussing the desirability and possibility of a Chi Phi 
Club in New York City. The subject is presented for thoughtful con- 
sideration in a brief editorial in the Chi Phi Quarterly, 

Dr. £. O. Shakespeare, the celebrated pathologist and micro- 
scopist, who was sent by the Government to investigate the cholera in 
Spain, is a Phi Kappa Psi from Dickinson College, class of *(ii. 

On May i6th a man was suspended from Phi Gamma Delta; on 
the 1 8th he was " fired " from Phi Gamma Delta, and the same evening 
Beta Theta Pi initiated him. — Ohio Wesieyan letter to July Rainbow, 

The Rev. Byron Sunderland, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in 
Washington, D. C, which President Cleveland attends, is a member 
of Psi Upsilon from the University of the City of New York, class 
of '4 1. 

Kappa Alpha's disappearance from view at the University of North 
Carolina js said to be but a temporary condition. Phi Gamma Delta, 
at the same institution, which became extinct in 1862, was revived 
last year. 

Harrison E. Webster, LL.D., recently elected President of Union 
College, is a graduate of that institution, class of '68, and a member 
of the defunct chapter of Zeta Psi, which existed in the college from 
1856 to 1874. 

It is reported that Delta Tau Delta will be revived at Lehigh in a 
short time. Most of the members of the old chapter, which was dis- 
banded a few years ago, became charter members of the Sigma Phi 
chapter established there in 1886. 

The Kappa Alpha Journal reports that the Phi Kappa Psi chapter 
at Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C, consists of but one man. In- 
formal meetings of this chapter are probably frequent, and there are 
no contests for the offices in the chapter. 

The Cornell chapter of Theta Delta Chi has been incorporated 
under the name of The Beta Charge of Theta Delta Chi, and seven 
trustees have been elected. Subscriptions aggregating over $2,000 
have been received, and a chapter-house will be built speedily. 


It is reported that Psi Upsilon has established a chapter in the 
University of Pennsylvania. The men are said to wear a small silver 
pin with the letters Psi and Upsilon in black enamel. Here is one 
Eastern fraternity, at least, that understands^ the value of judicious 

At the beginning of the college year the membership in the 
Fraternities of De Pauw was as follows: Phi Delta Theta, 21; Phi 
Kappa Psi, 19; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 18; Delta Upsilon, 15; Beta 
Theta Pi, 14 ; Phi Gamma Delta, 13; Delta Tau Delta, 9; Sigma 
Chi, 8. 

It is right for organizations as closely related in principle as are 
college fraternities, to realize that they are guided by the same motives 
and striving for the same purpose, and no more appropriate manner 
could be selected for expressing the realization of this fact than an 
annual Pan-Hellenic banquet — De Pauw Monthly, 

The Twenty-ninth Annual convention of Delta Tau Delta was held 
at Cleveland, O., August 22d, 23dand 24th. At the opening session there 
were nearly one hundred delegates present, representing twenty-four 
chapters and two alumni associations. W. L. McClurg, of Chicago, 
presided, and Professor M. T. Hale acted as Secretary. 

The Hobart Herald has begun a series of sketches of the fraternities 

which have been represented in that college. The first article is 

• devoted to the chapter of Alpha Delta Phi, affectionately called 

" Our Lady of the Lake." On account of a great reduction in the 

number of students the chapter was suspended in 1876. 

By an oversight we omitted last week to notice the new chapter- 
house which the Alpha Delt's are now occupying. It is the old 
Kingsley school boarding-house on Gibbs street, and having visited it 
we can say that it is all that could be desired in every respect; and as 
the boys seem to be satisfied, we certainly should be. — Rochester 

The Iota chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is situated at Furman 
University, Greenville, S. C. The last two members were graduated 
last June. The re-organization of the chapter will probably be an- 
tagonized by the anti-fraternity men, for the latter have organized into 
a band called "The Eleutherians," who are numerous and aggres- 


We join in the regrets expressed in the following paragraph: 
We regret very much that, for the second time during the present 
scholastic year, the office of the Phi Delia Theta Scroll has been homed 
out, destroying the manuscripts for the June number, which will 
doubtless not appear. But the Scroll is plucky, and will be on hand 
during the fall campaign. — Kappa Sigma Quarterly for July, 

Sigma Chi held her seventh Biennial Conclave in Chicago. The 
closing exercises occurring on the evening of August 31st Forty 
chapters were represented by delegates, who reported that the fra- 
ternity is in a flourishing condition and eager for still greater extension. 
Mr. Frank M. Elliott was elected grand consul, and other officers 
were chosen. The grand chapter has selected Chicago as its perma- 
nent headquarters. 

The subject of union between the two Kappa Alpha fraternities is 
again discussed by the chapters of the Southern order. The Uni- 
versity of the South chapter fevors the project, saying: " It would 
be well for us to get a strong foothold in the North, if possible." The 
University of Georgia chapter says: "Let us stick to the South, and 
carry westward our banner with its strange device; but we are opposed 
to going farther North." 

Nothing is more marked at De Pauw than the rapidity with which 
fraternity cliquishness, bigotry and clannishness are dying out 
There was a time here when the fraternity man was blind to merit ex- 
cept as he saw it in his twenty or thirty fraternity brothers. Various 
circumstances, however, are rapidly melting this iceberg of fraternity 
prejudice, and the time is not far distant when we may meet as man 
with man and student with student as well as fraternity brother with 
fraternity brother. — De Pauw Monthly, * 

The circulation of the Fraternity organs, as given in the American 
Newspaper Directory for 1888, is as follows : 

The Arrow of Pi Beta Phi, 250 ; The Sigma Nu Delia, 250 ; The 
Purple and Gold oi Chi Psi, 250; The Chi Phi Quarterly, 250; Delta 
Upsilon Quarterly, 1500; Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly, 250; The 
Phi Delta Theta Scroll, 1000; The Delta Gamma Anchora, 250; The 
Beta Theta Pi Quarterly, 1000 ; The Phi Kappa Psi Shield, 750 ; The 
Kappa Alpha Journal, 250. The remaining papers are not quoted at 



The following fraternities have chapters at Lehigh University, 
those in italics occupying chapter-hooses: Chi Phi, Alpha Tao Omega, 
Delia Phi, Psi 'UpsUon, Theta Delta Chi, Delta Upsilon, Sigma Nu, 
Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Phi, Sigma Chi and Phi Delta Theta. 
The Delta Phi and the Theta Delta Chi houses are rented. Sigma 
Phi is building a new house, which is much larger than the one they 
now occupy. Phi Delta Theta will occupy a rented house next 

The annual convention and banquet of the Theta Delta Chi was 
held in one of the parlors of the Fifth Avenue Hotel last night. A. L. 
Bartlett, of Boston, was elected President for the ensuing year; A. L. 
Colville, of this city. Secretary; and Frederick Can tor, of Yale, Treasurer. 
The annual poem was read by Rev. Lewis £. Halsey; Colonel Joseph 
A. Sparten delivered the oration, and toasts were responded to as fol- 
lows: "The Fraternity,'* A. L. Bartlett; "Prospective," J. E. Blandy; 
" Retrospective," Dr. E. L. Plunkett, and "The Shield," F. L. 
Jones. — New York Press, November 2^, 1888. 

The first "smoker" of the season was held at the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Club, No. 435 Fifth avenue, last evening. About two hun- 
dred members of that social organization were present. Long clay 
pipes, smoking tobacco, beer and sandwiches, good stories, songs, 
and Thomas Worth's extemporaneous caricatures were inextricably 
intermingled. Mr. Burdett recited, " Fat Contributor " Griswold 
lectured on "Pocahontas," and his clever side-partner, Mr. Worth, 
illustrated the speaker's words on a large paper covered easel as the 
discourse proceeded. Talks were made by Henry Tifft, A. C. Gleason 
and others. — New York Herald, October jg, 1888, 

The faculty, by passing a resolution against the prize system, has 
removed the chief cause of strife and jealousy between fraternities. 
For several years the idea had been growing that prizes are not the 
proper incentives for work to be offered to true students. The large 
prize list was gradually reduced, until but four remained. The opposi- 
tion to the system at last culminated in a resolution to the effect that 
" prizes and prize contests are essentially vicious in their effects, and 
that all offers to increase the prize list should be discouraged." De 
Pauw University has certairly taken a step in regard to prizes consist- 
ent with modem ideas of education, — The Scroll 0/ Phi Delta Theta. 



We intend to erect two houses. One of these will be constructed 
of Ohio granite, with terra cotta trimmings. This we will live in, and 
so it will contain bedrooms, studies, parlors, etc, and a room large 
enough to hold a convention in if we ever have that pleasure. This 
building will cost $20,000. The chapter-house, which is to cost 
$8,000, will be quite original. It will be built of gray stone, in the 
form of a monument surmounted by a tower, from which a light will 
signal the mystic meetings of our charge. The only ornament, and in 
fact the only mark, on this building will be a stone shield bearing the 
three mystic letters. There will be no doors or windows, no visible 
means of entrance. — The Shield of Theta Delta Chi, Yale letter. 

Much of the prejudice against intercollegiate contests is due to the 
fact that they are said to be detrimental to good scholarship. In order 
to discover the real state of the case in Cornell University, a thorough 
examination was recently made in that institution of the (ecords of all 
the men who had been engaged in intercollegiate sports since the open- 
ing of the college. The result showed that the average scholarship for 
the year of each man who had rowed on the crews was seventy per 
cent, that of the ball-players seventy-three, and that of the track 
athletes seventy-six, a standard of seventy per cent being necessary to 
graduation. Fifty-four per cent of all these men graduated, which is 
seven per cent above the university rate of graduation. These results 
would seem to show that intercollegiate contests, when kept within 
reasonable limits, do not interfere with the general scholarship of 
educational institutions. — Frank Leslies, April 2 ^th. 

The "Kappa Kappa Gamma Kalendar" for 1889, compiled by 
Misses Margaret B. Dodge and Mary M. Kingsbury, of the Phi chapter, 
is a new idea in fraternity publications. It consists of twelve pages, 
about six inches by nine in size, and is handsomely printed on fine 
heavy paper. A page is given to the calendar for each month, histori- 
cal points of Kappa Kappa Gamma are named, and opposite each day 
is a quotation garnered from eminent authors, fraternity magazines 
and other sources. The authority in each case is given, and when the 
author is a member of a fraternity the fact is noted by placing the 
Greek letters of the fraternity after the name. The selections are very 
appropriate, and from the wide range of subjects and writers, show that 
considerable time and painstaking labor must have been spent in their 


compilation. Bound within tasty covers of blue cardboard, with blue 
and gold lettering, it presents a very neat and pleasing appearance, and 
reflects great credit upon the ability and enterprise of its originators. 

The Phi Delts at present have the misfortune to have a chapter 
correspondent whose utter disregard of the truth ought to unfit him to 
be a member of any fraternity. The following appears over his name 
in a chapter-letter in the Scroll for May : " We will have three repre- 
sentatives this year on the annual contest between the two literary 
societies. Beta Theta Pi and Delta Tau Delta had formed a coali- 
tion to seize all the spoils, and would have secured the lion's share, but 
on the eve of election they quarreled over the division of the plunder, 
and the result is that of the six contestants, o|ie is a Beta, two are barb's 
and three are Phi's." A rather cool statement, considering the fact that 
the only coalition of the year was between the Phi's, one or two Beta's 
and certain non-frat. men, to secure the election of men whose chances 
would have been otherwise hopeless. As a matter of fact, two Delta's 
were elected and withdrew, allowing their places to be hastily filled by 
the election of a Phi and a barb., who have since been compelled to 
resign by the ^ilure of the society to support them. The contest is off. 
Thus do the tenuous elements of this Phi Delt's vision of honor and 
glory vanish into thin air when confronted by the stern reality of fact. 
— Ohio Unwersify letter to Rainbow, 

The college fraternity boys are coming around on the campus 
fences, claiming their share in the election of General Harrison to the 
Presidency. The President elect is the first member of a college 
Greek-letter fraternity elected to the Presidency. James A. Garfield, 
as a student at Williams College, united with the social fraternity, 
which was organized as an anti-secret college society. This afterward 
became the Delta Upsilon fraternity. President Arthur was a mem- 
ber of the Psi Upsilon, with which he united at Union College. He ^ 
came into the Presidency "by the hand of God." 

When Ben Harrison entered Miami in the fall of 185 1 there was 
sharp competition over him between the Phi Delta Theta and the 
Alpha Delta Phi. College men will be interested in the history of this 
"spike." The leader of Alpha Delta Phi at Miami then was Milton 
Saylor, who has twice since been elected to Congress by the Demo- 
crats. He is now a member of the Bar in New York City. With 


Saylor in college, as a leader of Phi Delta Theta, was J. A. Anderson, 
now a Republican Congressman from Kansas. 

After a protracted tussle Harrison was secured by the Phi Delta 
Thetas. He was initiated in the spring of 1851. The fraternity had 
been organized in 1848 with six charter members. Ben Harrison's 
name stands as the thirteenth signed to the roll of the parent chapter 
after the founder's name. — New York Press, November 24, j888. 

•* It is not yet known with certainty or authority, but it is generally 
conceded among the students that Theta Delta Chi has again given up 
the ghost This is only the inevitable result of a chain of events which 
began a year ago. Since the last issue of The Rainbow, Delta Kappa 
Epsilon has lifted the oiUy remaining hope of Theta Delta Chi, and 
the chapter is now no more. And amidst all this general slaughter and 
ruin. Delta Tau Delta is still on deck." Thus writes the Kenyon scribe 
of Delta Tau Delta to The Rainbow. The Kenyon scribe of Theta 
Delta Chi, on the other hand, infers that the gentleman still on deck 
may soon go below, but does not inform us how Theta Delta Chi will 
weather the storm. He writes as follows : 

The Delta Tau Deltas lost one of their men the beginning of this 
term, leaving them now with but one man, a Junior, and from the 
present outlook that fraternity will have to die here when he leaves. 

The Beta Theta Pi chapter here surrendered its charter the begin« 
ning of this year, on account of too few members. They had but 
two men, and they preferred that manner of leaving to dying out 
The number of students in Kenyon is so small, that it is only a 
question of the survival of the fittest At present there are active 
chapters of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, 
Delta Tau Delta and Theta Delta Chi in Kenyon, and all have a hard 
struggle for existence." — The Shield, 

The Forty-second Annual Convention of Delta Kappa Epsilon, held 
with the D. K. R Central Club of Cincinnati, October 23d and 24th, 
was indeed a successful one. There was a large attendance, nearly all 
the chapters being represented. Many alumni associations sent dele- 
gates. C. C. Beahan, '89, as delegate and George E. Fisher, '68, of the 
Beta Phi chapter, together with delegates from the eastern colleges, 
boarded a special Wagner car on Monday evening, and on their arrival 
in Cincinnati were escorted to the Burnet House, where a reception 
was tendered them. 


Two business sessions were held, one on Wednesday and one on 
Thursday. On Wednesday afternoon a delightful reception was 
tendered the delegates at the rooms of the Queen City Club, and in the 
evening the Cincinnati Centennial Commissioners received them at 
one of the Exposition buildings, where speeches were made by promi- 
nent Dekes. A magnificent entertainment was given the fraternity on 
the next afternoon at Ivorydale. 

The Convention was closed by a royal banquet at the Burnet 
This "feast for the gods "was discussed to the exquisite music of 
Weber's orchestra, and interlayed with song and jest and college cry 
until the " wee sma' hours " grew large. Letters of regret were read 
from Rutherford B. Hayes, R. L. Gibson, G. E. Plumbe, W. L. Tren- 
holm; and others. With many a "Rah! Rah! Rah! D. K. K!" this 
successful Convention was dismissed. — The Campus^ November 12th, 

The long- promised article on College Fraternities, from the pen of 
Mr. J. A. Porter, appeared in the September number of TTie Century. 
At first sight it is disappointing. We were prepaid for an article 
written in a different style. 

President White's Forum article, which has already become classic, 
unquestionably anticipated the statements of any later essayist upon 
the same topic, unless the latter should treat of the internal workings 
of the fraternity chapters, and view the subject from the student's 
standpoint This we expected Mr. Porter would do. President White 
wrote as a man who, from the position of an educator, grasped the 
subject of college fraternities as a factor in college life, and drew broad 
generalizations from many observations and much reflection. Mr. 
Porter, on the other hand, writes in a disconnected way, as if his 
knowledge of fraternity matters were obtained from others, and as if 
he were not so intimately interested in the fraternity system as to 
understand it fully — not so completely at home with the subject as to 
take a comprehensive view of the matter. Perhaps this is too much 
to expect of a Yale D. K. E. and Keys man. He can hardly be deeply 
interested in fraternities, or exhibit in his utterances many evidences of 
devotion to the fraternity system. Of course it would be improper for 
him to show a desire to influence his readers toward any one fraternity, 
in his article, further than by facts, impartially stated. 

It may be said that an article must be written in a certain style, in 
order to please the readers of a general literary magazine. In return. 


we have to say that The Century has a varied clientele. There are 
among its readers those who prefer deep and philosophical discussions; 
and they find these at times in the magazine. There are those 
who prefer history; and they, too, find their chosen pabulum in a 
history of the world now running as a serial in The Century, entitled 
" Abraham Lincoln. " Those who prefer the light novelette are oc- 
casionally accomodated. The vast number of college-bred and fra- 
ternity men expected an article written as a collegian would write, and 
not to please the so-called popular taste; and they are disappointed 
with the superficiality and rambling character of Mr. Porter's contribu- 
tion. From page 758 we quote: 

A summary, published in 1885, showed Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, and 
Delta Kappa Epsilon to have furnished of United States senators and representa- 
tives 39, 25, and 36 respectively; while in the last Congress 13 representatives and 
2 senators were members of the last-named fraternity alone; and in the member- 
ship of these three fraternities are included 24 bishops of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church. In the classroom they are represented by Whitney and Marsh; in the 
pulpit, by R. S. Storrs and Phillips Brooks; in the paths of literature, by James 
Russell Lowell, George William Curtis, Donald G. Mitchell, Charles Dudley War- 
ner, Edward Everett Hale, and El. C. Stedman ; in recent public life, by Presidents 
Arthur and Garfield, by Wayne MacVeagh, Charles S. Fairchild, Robert T. Lin- 
coln, John D. Long, William M. Evarts, Joseph R. Hawley, and William Walter 

Mr. Porter has been misled by the "summary " mentioned. Presi- 
dent Garfield was not a representative of any of the three fraternities 
mentioned, but a representative and member of Delta Upsilon. 

Further in his article we read: 

In almost every college where the secret societies have flourished attempts 
have been made, some of them quite successful, to carry on local anti-secret socie- 
ties; and there has existed for many years an anti- secret fraternity, with chapters 
placed in difiierent colleges, which has been patterned very closely after the socie- 
ties calling themselves secret, both as to means and ends. But in one case only, 
that of Delta Upsilon, have the anti-secret orders been able to keep pace with their 
secret rivals, in either the quality of their membership, their activity in college af- 
fairs, or their increase in material resources. Even here this has been the result of 
assimilation to the secret fraternities, till now, so £ir as Delta Upsilon can efiect it, 
the distinction between itself and the secret fraternities is simply that theJatter ex- 
poses somewhat more private business than do they, and, as to the rest, terms 
" privacy " what they call «« secrecy." 

The constitutions of many college fraternities are now open to the inspection of 
faculties; the most vigorous publish detailed accounts of their conventions and social 
gatherings; nearly all of the homesteads are on occasions opened for the reception 
of visitors; their rites, ceremonies, and even the appearance of their tancta sanc^ 


iorum^ arc quite accurately apprehended by rival societies — in short, the old shib- 
boleth of secrecy is a myth, rather than a reality. 

Mr. Porter makes the statement that Delta Upsilon has reached her 
position through a system of "assimilation to the secret fraternities," 
but immediately thereafter shows that such is not the case, but rather 
that the secret fraternities themselves have become greatly modified. 
So hr modified are they that " the old shibboleth of secrecy is a myth, 
rather than a reality. " 

Delta Upsilon has changed front only as her opponents have altered 
their position. When they were positively harmful and in some 
respects reprehensible in the years gone by, Delta Upsilon was strictly 
" anti-secret," and waged an open warfare with them. As they aban- 
doned, by degrees, some of their objectionable features, she abandoned 
her actively offensive attitude and became simply "non-secret." And 
since secrecy is admitted to be " a myth, rather than a reality," and 
since she regards pretenses and useless forms and meaningless s}anbols 
as weak and puerile, she continues her disapproval of it and of them. 

The words of President Seelye, of Amherst College, can hardly be 

loo strongly emphasized. They are these, as quoted by Mr. Porter : 

The aim of these societies is, I say, improvement in literary culture and in 
manly character, and this aim is reasonably justified by the results. It is not ac* 
cidental that the foremost men in college, as a rule, belong to some of these socie- 
ties. That each society should seek for its membership the best scholars, the best 
writers and speakers, the best men of a class, shows well where its strength is 
thought to lie. A student entering one of these societies finds a healthy stimulus 
in the repute which his fraternity shall share from his successful work. The rivalry 
of individuals loses much of its narrowness, and almost all of its envy, when the 
prize which the individual seeks is valued chiefly for its benefit to the fellowship to 
which he belongs. Doubtless members of these societies often remain narrow, 
minded and laggard in the race, after all the influence of their society has been 
expended upon them, but the influence is a broadening and a quickening one not- 
withstanding. Under its power the self-conceit of a young man is more likely to 
give way to self-control than otherwise. 

In fine, Mr. Porter's article is interesting and instructive. It is 
illustrated with many cuts of lodges and chapter homes, which hardly 
do justice to the buildings owing to the necessities imposed by the 
narrow columns of The Century s pages. The cut of "Bones" Hall, 
at Yale, is especially gruesome from the dark shadow, upon its front 
elevation, of a leafless elm hard by. The log-cabin of Kenyon, 
D. K. £., figures prominently in illustration and text, and increases 
one's interest* 


Since our last issue we have received the Kappa Alpha Journal^ 
Rainbow of Delta Tau Delia, Chi Phi Quarterly^ Kappa Sigma Quarterly^ 
Alpha Tau Omega Palm, The Shield of Theta Delta Chi, The Shield of 
Phi Kappa Psi, The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, and The Key. 

Beside this, we had the privilege of examining an embalmed copy 
of the Psi Upsilon Diamond, On the cover of this magazine is the 
legend ''Vol. VI., No. i, May, 1887." On the title-page we read 
"Volume VI., May, 1887." We learn from a member of Psi Upsilon 
that this is the last copy issued, and that the whole volume was pub- 
lished in one number. There are 118 pages, the greater part of 
which is filled with chronicles of the 1887 Convention of Psi U. At 
the banquet, Mr. Joseph Choate spoke for Alpha Delta Phi, designated 
** Our Rival " on the toast card, and in his speech we find the follow- 
ing statements : 

Since its existence began in 1832, Alpha Delta Phi has been pursued by Psi 
Upsilon, who insisted upon planting themselves side by side, and succeeded in get- 
ting away our best men. * * * I think I know what your main secret is — the 
only secret worth having. • * • It is the secret of success. * • • I expect 
to show that our whole foreign policy for fifty years has been a mistake. I ex- 
pect to demonstrate that the only salvation for us hereafter is for these two societies 
to be blended into one. ♦ • • 

These words do not accord with the utterances of Mr. Choate at 
the Alpha Delta Phi Convention in May, 1888. 

From the speech of Professor W. S. Tyler, of Amherst College, 
we clip an interesting allusion to Delta Upsilon. In the midst of a 
recollective sketch of Amherst, Professor Tyler said : 

In 1869 came Delta Upsilon, nominally anti-secret, but really as secret as any 
of the nominally secret societies. 

How lucidly expressed, and what a terrible state of affairs ! On 
the one hand Delta Upsilon, nominally anti-secret, but in reality rev- 
eling in mysteries, goats, grips and trap-doors ; on the other hand 
the nominally secret societies, without a stump of a torch, without 
a beggarly pass-word, publishing their constitution in the daily papers 


and holding their meetings after the fashion of the Salvation Army, 
we suppose. Oh, Tyler ! 

The first appearance in the present sanctum of the A^a//a ^^^ 
Journal is that of the July issue. It is a handsome bi-monthly, issued 
by Kappa Alpha, Southern Order. In the initial article of this 
number extension is discussed and the step advocated. Several 
pages of chapter-letters give interesting facts concerning the suc- 
cesses of last June's graduates of the different chapters in capturing 
prizes and honors. There are published in full some tables of 
statistics of colleges in which Kappa Alpha has chapters, giving 
the names of all members of the graduating classes, residences, 
degrees taken, fraternity affiliations and chosen occupations. If the 
men are named as they ranked in their classes, the tables are 
useful for comparison with those of other fraternities. Nearly four 
pages of editorials appear in this issue, and each editorial is signed by 
the editor-in-chieC The pages devoted to records of marriages and 
deaths of Kappa Alpha brethren are headed by appropriate quotations 
from Poe's "The Bells." The exchanges are briefly noticed, with the 
exception of the Chi Phi Quarterly ^ from which an article on fraternity 
life in the South is quoted entire. A remarkable feature of the Jour- 
nal \& the "Observatory," in which the present political campaign is 
discussed succinctly. 


The first copy of The Shield oi'Wi^iz, Delta Chi that we have seen 
for many months is dated February, 1888. The color of its cover is a 
vivid blue, and upon the first page thereof, printed in black, is a most 
remarkable composite of anatomy, architecture, letter-press and smoke. 
Scrolls, palms, a Greek column, the icing from a bride's cake, and 
several indeterminate entities are partly drawn, partly concealed in the 
most mystic manner. Our attention is excited by and rests upon a 
female in distress, whose figure is prominent in an atmosphere of 
flame, smoke and gauzy garments. She is clad for a Russian bath, 
but apparently does not enjoy the heat. In her left axilla is a large 
tumor, to which is evidently to be referred part of the distress her face 
reveals. Her left breast is nearly over the median line of the chest, 
and it is left to the imagination of the reader to decide whether or not 


she has another. Her hands are clasped over a shield, upon which 
are inscribed the letters Theta Delta Chi. We behold and tremble. 

The number is comprised within the limits of fifty-seven pages, in- 
cluding the table of contents, lists of officers, charges and divisions, 
etc. These features all precede the initial page, containing title and 
date and also part of the poem read at the Convention banquet last No- 
vember. The poem is by Jacob Spahn, who is evidently little used to 
rhyming. He has woven into his rhyme scraps from several songs. 
A few lines run as follows : 

** Sore the penalty I warrant 
All the bibulous will pay, 
Yet for some it is abhorrent 
Dry to close a banquet day. 
Oh, they view their worldly mission, 
Rambling rakes of poverty, 
With a smile of cold derision. 
Keeping from sad savior free. 
Truly no to-morrow is. 
Live the now, while time be flying, 
Recognizing wisely this : 
Earthly life is only dying ; 
And the king in royal piU7)le, 
Throned within the Palace wall. 
Like his humble subject millions, 
Slave is to a bone-man's call." 

After mentioning Death, the poet asks : 

** Does he quench the lightly jokelet 
From the dreading human breast?*' 

Perhaps the trouble with the female on the cover is that "the 
lightly jokelet " is being quenched from her dreading breast From 
the article entitled ''Progress of the Fraternity during the last Con- 
vention Year," we learn of the enthusiasm shown at Convention, the 
establishment of the Zeta charge at Brown and that of the ''Episilon" 
Deuteron at Yale. The charges report the initiation of 115 new mem- 
bers during the year. 

One page is devoted to editorials in which the claims of The Shield 
are put forth, and the high aim of the editorial board stated. The 
members of the newly-established charge at Yale seem filled with a 
spirit of loyalty and zeal, and their correspondent writes very hope- 


fblly of the two baildings proposed to be erected. The Harvard cor- 
respondent writes : 

" As I dose this I mast pack my grip, not forgetting anjthing from at * claw- 
hammer ' to a pack of cards, or the latest novel, side bj side with some new neck- 
ties. Everything is in a heap oo the floor waiting to be thrown into the bag and 
pulled together/* 

We are glad to know that he possesses a "claw-hammer "and some 
new neckties. Do many of the men have dress suits, and do manj of 
them pack traveling bags when going on a trip ? Do they wear new 
neckties very often ? Do they usually leave the writing of a charge- 
letter till the last moment ? 

Two songs of mediocre merit follow the correspondence, and these 
in turn precede several pages of p>ersonals. There is no exchange de- 

The Shield for May reached us in August, soon after the February 
number came to our table. The color of the cover has been changed. 

The Editor comments as follows upon the change : 

" Led by the adverse criticism of the last cover, we have thought it best to 
make the present change. While the other cover was intended primarily to sym- 
bolize our black, white and blue — ^yet we feel that from an artistic standpoint the 
result was not all that might be desired. We sincerely hope that this one will 
prove more acceptable, and be a step forward in making the Shield perfect in every 

From blue blazes the progression is toward red fumes. The new 
color will probably please the Harvard correspondent, who writes of 
the February issue : "In Cambridge the opinion is that the inside is 
capital, but that the outside is rather wild. " The ^lay number is in 
all respects better than its immediate predecessor. We notice some 
typographical errors, among them seven instances of ' ' wrong font " 
on page 60. But the excellence of the contributions is general. 
"The Family Circle" is a poetic production read at a late banquet 
After a prologue, announcing the occasion of the gathering, the writer 
discusses the fraternity at large, and then comments upon each 
chapter. There is a vein of intentional absurdity running through 
the whole poem, so perhaps we should not cavil at the remarkable 
result, when, by a procrustean method, ' ' Traversing wastes of pine " 
is made to rh3ane with "We hail thee, Bowdoin ;" or when we read 
** Every man with Artz doth skillfully the base-ball hurl * * Up 


at happy Dartmouth." Amherst chapter gains this recognition from 
the poet ; 

** From pure and righteous college shades, 
Where favorite drinks are lemonades, 

In virtue freely versed. 
Come men, to study much inclined, 
But Theta Delts of finest kind. 

Greeting ! men of Amherst." 

The epilogue runs thus : 

" Brothers, breathe easy, I am done. 
My tale is told, my yam is spim ; 
But ere I reach my stanza's close. 
This final toast I would propose — 
* Fair Friendship— on thy gracious brow 
We place a wreath of olive now. 
And at thine altar^s glowing flame, • 

We bum frankincense to thy name. 
Libations in thy honor pour, 
And plight our troth forever more.* '* 

** Memories of Marc Cook" is a very interesting account of the 
life of a young journalist of New York City, whose ready wit and 
charming lines have pleased many. At a time when climate, in its 
relations to pulmonary disease, was discussed widely by the laity, 
Cook's article ** Camp Lou," in Harper's Monthly for May, 1881, and 
his book entitled "The Wilderness Cure," popularized the Adirondack 
region among the phthisical and rendered his name familiar. After a 
gallant fight he fell a victim to pulmonary disease at last A few of 
Cook s verses are quoted at length in the article. From an eloquent 
poem written for a reunion of the Psi charge we cut two stanzas : 

*' Ten years ! It hardly counts for much where centuries rise and fade ; 
Ten little spears of grass cut down by Time's unerring blade ; 
Ten grains of sand that go to make the shore of that fair sea. 
Where freighted ships are sailing to the worlds that are to be. 

But in our narrow lives, 'twere vain to turn with words of scorning 

On ten round years, and those bright years that measured life's fair morning ; 

When rose the great sun in the East, disclosing roseate views. 

And everything was summer-like, including heavy dews." , 

The proper character of a fraternity journal is discussed by con- 
tributor and editor, with the usual result; both concluding that it 


should primarily subserve the purposes of the order, next provide 
general fraternity news, and lastly, if at all, attempt purely literary 
flights. Twenty pages are well devoted to sixteen excellent charge- 
letters. There are five pages of personals, and two fraternity songs 
find place between the letters and personals. There is no mention 
made of exchanges. 

The Kappa Sigma Quarterly for July is with us, for the first time in 

a year. Neither of the first two contributions in this number seem . 

appropriate for publication in a magazine 

*• devoted to the interests of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity; the diffusion of brotherly 
love and good fellowship between members of the Order ; the upbuilding and up- 
holding of the Fraternity in honest competition and friendly rivalry; and the pro- 
mulgation of the emoluments of the lives of men who acknowledge the precepts of 
our Order, and are swayed by their ennobling influences." 

The former article — ** Take back those bitter words " — is a Quixotic 

description, done in rhyme, of a lovers' quarrel. The writer says of 

the lady : 

** Your face looked heavenly sweet. 

Your voice was soothing as son^e balm, 

I listened ; what a treat !" 

Shortly after this she ''seemed angelic sweet," after "she sang my 

virtues loud." Unfortunately, as he confesses to the lady, trouble 


•* But I, a little out of mood, 

Spake, and before I thought, 
Gave to your fiery nature food. 

And deep-cut mischief wrought : 
Which turned your very being crazed — 
That proud face quickly blazed.*' 

Previously, he writes, " My young spirit would often lower, to lead 
your spirit out," whatever that may mean. Now, unfortunately, 
"froze their joys into woes." They meet again, and "the moon 
greets with a sigh." He manages to take her hand, and after an in- 
terval says : 

** Farewell I by your hand which I hold. 
By this tongue which doth speak, 
By my honor, word, heart and soul, 
• Ne'er more will I entreat : 

But swear by all that gives us pain 
That we shall never meet again." 



But she relents and takes back '* those bitter words," and it is to be 
hoped that, with a return to sweetness, the author recovers his mental 
balance, and abandons the delusive belief that he can write poetry. 

We suggest that a copy of this effort be sent to the author of the 
celebrated "Fat circular," issued by the Republican League. The 
other inappropriate article is a reprint of a review of "Ananias," a 
contribution (not by a Kappa Sigma) to the April Harper's Monthly, 
The article in the Shield of Theta Delta Chi on the " True Character 
of a Fraternity Journal " is quoted, with its editorial comment, in 
exienso. In remarks upon it a contributor suggests that the Kappa 
Sigma Quarterly avoid literary tendencies; that literary members offer 
their productions to the college papers; and that the Quarterly be 
"merged into a ten-months-a-year, twenty- four page monthly." Ex- 
changes are systematically handled and impartially censured. A note- 
worthy letter, in the department devoted to correspondence, is that 
from a brother, who writes with vehemence born of settled conviction 
and painful experience, against the use of wine at banquets. These 
are his words : 

** This deceptive cup would have us steep fertile brains beneath its frothy waves; 
and as its dupe, borrowing from to-morrow*s strength, laughs a maniacal jubilee 
upon the scintillating bubbles of the heated imagination, the votaries gush with 
admiration and call it wit. Alas for the unfortunate brother who otherwise might 
have adorned the galaxy of the world's moving power; but by the light of his burning 
spirit is allured upon this crumbling crag of ruin and mercilessly precipitated into the 
awful maelstrom of social wretchedness and eternal despair! • • * Who knows 
what one glass of wine may do during a banquet occasion of the Kappa Sigma frater- 
nity, whose ennobling realm we love so well ? Banish it, then, from our board. Lay 
ruthless hands upon the venomous intruder, and let our noble band with one mighty 
voice cry, "Back, thou destroyer of our brotherhood, and never more dare to cast 
your reddened eyes within the Twelfth Gate, nor seek to take our reason prisoner!'* 

Part of the editorial comment on this letter runs as follows : 

** Whether wine at banquets is proper or altogether wrong, whether the time- 
honored champagne bottle is a source of harmless pleasure or a type of debauchery, 
we do not invite you to determine. You unquestionably have your convictions and 
are entitled to them, and to respect and esteem in honestly upholding them. But 
there are men in our brotherhood who are heart and soul against the least shadow 
of a compromise with ardent spirits, and will not tolerate its presence. They are 
good men and true, and the last in the world to bring discord into the conclave by 
forcing this question. The only thing that would result from a continuance of this 
custom would be that these brothers would absent themselves from the banquet- 
hall. Bat we submit that it is the part of a considerate brother to sacrifice to the 


feelings of another. One side must sacrifice principle or the banquet. The other 
side is called upon to choose between his own pleasure or empty seats — unless those 
seats are filled by men who, after all, are too weak in their resolution to even com- 
mand our respect, let alone our brothership." 

Many of the chapter-letters are dignified and loyal in tone ; some 
are puerile, and should have been severely cut or altogether rejected by 
the editor. It is a mistake to make these letters subjective, and it is 
deplorable to print such deprecatory remarks as : 

*'This being my first attempt in the capacity of corresponding editor to the 
Quarterly^ I hope the brothers will not criticize me too severely. My letter this 
quarter must be brief, as the time allowed me to get into the office was very short." 

Or such as this : 

"This is my first effort at trying to report the progress of Epsilon. Although 
it is a great pleasure to perform such a duty, yet when I compare my own feeble 
efTorts with the great work achieved by the scribe whose term of office has just 
ended, it is with some degree of timidity that I attempt it.^' 

Or such an item as the following *' Personal ": 

** Brother Frank II. Terry, our predecessor wiih the Quarterly^ never fails to 
send us a nice batch of items for each issue. He knows by experience how hard it 
is to see everything and remember everybody, and shows his cleverness by writing 
personals, etc., which are always appreciated.*' 

In "Editorial Notes" we find a long paragraph drawing attention 
to an advertisement, and praising the advertiser in unmeasured terms. 
This is a practice that should be unsparingly condemned. 

Whoever expects to find the ^wn^ Alpha Tau Omega Palm brimful of 
articles of absorbing interest, will be disappointed. It is a dry num- 
ber, even to the most loyal Alpha Tau. One-half of the number is 
devoted to lists of initiates of extinct chapters of the order, the 
" Memorial Department " and the " Directory." Some of the chapter- 
letters are enthusiastic, most are perfunctory, and many are meagre and 
labored — a statement which, unfortunately, is true cf the chapter- 
letters of every fi-aternity at one time or another. From an editorial we 
quote the following paragraph : 

"Could we have our wish we would impress upon the fraternity a feeling like 
this : that every true Alpha Tau should be a leader of men — a leader in his sphere 
in thought, enterprise and development, yet at all times regulated and controlled by 
sound principles of morality and justice. Not that we would have this become a 


written tenet and preached to the members of the order, but would make it the 
spirit of the chapter. If this could be done, there could no longer be a question as 
to what would be the influence of a chapter or its special mission in the field to 
which it is confined. To feel that you are looked to, to direct affairs, is to feel 
responsibility — and nothing is more potent in the development of character than 
this sense of responsibility. '* 

An important truth is thus stated : 

" A Greek should possess some measure of intellectuality, but morality is just as 
desirable and more essential to the good name of a chapter; for while mediocrity 
would add nothing to your honor, immorality, in a single member, would bring 
disgrace upon you and destroy your futiure usefulness." 

Reviews of Exchanges, Greek News and Personals are held over for 
the October number. 

Just, accurate and full of suggestion is the article entitled "The 
Fraternity Beat, " by the editor, Mt. Ironside, in the Chi Phi Quarterly 
for July. By beat is meant " the black sheep for whom frequent apol- 
ogy is necessary, "and with whom ** even the best chapters of the vari- 
ous fraternities are at times burdened." The remedy is declared to 
be expulsion ; but the better plan, that of prevention, is advocated. 
We quote as follows : 

" It is not intended by the suggestions here advanced to prescribe rules for the 
guidance of active members in their choice of men, but it is no less a fact that the 
moral health of candidates is not always sufBciently considered. The applicant for 
life insurance must submit to a searching investigation into his antecedent and 
present physical health before he is permitted to become a policy holder. Why, 
therefore, should not a searching investigation be had into the antecedent and 
present moral health of every candidate for fraternity membership? The 
question of family standing may be subordinated to this, since many of the most 
prominent specimens of the fraternity **beat" are to be found among scions 
of "first families," whose passage through the chapter door has been due to 
the wealth or social standing of their families. Many another candidate whose 
social pretentions were more modest has proven himself a fraternity member of the 
highest order both in and out of college. Pride of ancestry, social rank, or great 
wealth do not of themselves constitute the gentleman, and many there are, who, 
boasting all these, are sadly deficient in the moral health so necessary for the evo- 
lution, out of the raw material of the college freshman, of the true fraternity man. 
• • • The lodge-room is a school of instruction no less than the college itself, and 
it is not more desirable to turn it into a seminary for religious instruction, than 
into a club for roystering folly and dissipation; but the principles of scriptural 
morality and temperance permeate the entire fraternity system, and many a re- 


bake given in the privacy of the lodge-room has been beneficial in its effect upon 
errant brothers. • • • Student opinion is a far more potent factor in student life 
than the lecture of the professor or the deliverance of the faculty ; and that engine 
has but to be set in motion, to convince the most reckless of fraternity " beats " 
that his conduct not alone lowers the standard of his chapter, embarrasses his fel- 
low members, and brings his fraternity into disrepute, but subjects him to ridicule 
and condemnation. • • • But it is after his graduation that the fraternity "beat " 
appears in his most baleful aspecL The restraining influences of chapter discipline 
and student opinion are absent, and he accounts to no one save himself and his 
victim. Coming as he does with the prestige of his chapter behind him, and bear- 
ing upon his person the golden credential of fellowship, he presents himself to his 
graduate brothers as a deserving candidate for their friendship and support. They 
accept him as an equal in the social scale, with whom a connection, whether of 
business or of friendship, is to be sought rather than to be avoided, and they are 
indisposed to criticise in him what in others they would promptly condemn. • • • 
Let the chapters, therefore, exercise such care in the selection of members that the 
door of the lodge will be forever barred against persons presenting characteristics 
peculiar to either class. Let their selections be such that their ranks will be adorned 
by men who shall make themselves leaders of student opinion and in whom ability, 
nnited to a high sense of honor, will lend powerful influence to raising the standard 
of student opinion and fraternity membership in American colleges. Such men, 
when graduated, cannot fail to reach positions in the outer world that will add new 
lustre to the badges they wear. Then, let there be presented to the annual con- 
ventions and conclaves the names of those who have abused the privileges of fra- 
ternity fellowship and the confidence of graduate brothers. Let certain, prompt, 
public and ignominious expulsion follow, and the fraternity world will no longer 
bewail. the depredations of the fraternity * beat* " 


The same feeling characterizes the article entitled "Fellowship." 
In it is expressed the conviction that the standard of a chapter should 
never be lowered for the sake of increasing the membership ; rather 
let the chapter die than receive the unworthy into fellowship. 

The exchange editor, after mentioning that "the monthly and 
quarterly publications of the Greek-letter fraternities now make quite 
an imposing array upon " his table, reviews but six publications, and 
the space allotted them covers only three lines over six pages. Three 
numbers of the Phi Kappa Psi Shield have appeared in the interval 
between the last and the present issue of the Quarterly ; these are re- 
viewed in a three line remark. 

The chapter correspondence is all readable, the commencement 
season furnishing items of unusual number and interest. From the 
letter of the scribe of the Franklin and Marshall chapter we reprint the 
following paragraph : 


•*The Tau Chapter of Delta Tau Delta has for some time been going down 
hill, but her last act has brought upon her the condemnation of the other fratemi- 
ties here. One evening while some of the boys were celebrating the marriage of 
one of their comrades, a Delta of *88 on the public street placed his pin on the 
breast of a Sophomore. The latter wore this pin for several days and during 
Commencement week sported the colors ; he attended the Delta banquet, and the 
other fraternity men thought he was a fiiUy initiated Delta Tau Delta. Some one 
asked him about his fraternity banquet and he denied his membership, though ad- 
mitting his being at the reunion. A full member of the fraternity was then ques- 
tioned. He also denied the Sophomore being a brother, and said he had been 
taken to the banquet to make the alumni believe the chapter had not been dor- 
mant. What will be done next year is only conjecture, but surely Delta Tau Delta 
has gained nothing by her proc^ure. 

With so many good things to say and so many notable occurren- 
ces to chronicle, it were better to have let loose the blue pencil upon 
such statements as "Joe sports quite a fierce mustache," in lota's 
letter; ** Brother J. H. Ballantyne, Jr., ('89) dined one day last month, 
with Brother J. D. Adams ('82) at Syracuse," in Xis letter; "Brother 
Paul B. Moore, of Nashville, intended passing some days with the 
brothers of Eta Chapter during Commencement, but," etc., etc., in Pi's 
letter ; and ** Chi will always be glad to see you, John !" in Chi's letter. 
This is mere padding. 


With the certainty of finding good food for reflection, we turn 
with satisfaction to the pages of 2 he Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta. 
With the exception of a page of quoted jokes, about three pages of 
book reviews and the pages of advertisements, the whole magazine is 
filled with exclusively fraternity material, thus meeting the require- 
ments of those who sigh for an '* ideal fraternity journal." The con- 
tributor of the article on " Inter-chapter Correspondence" expects too 
much from the adoption of a system of this sort. The topics of dis- 
cussion in such correspondencemustof necessity be limited, especially 
when the writers have never met In fraternities in which such a 
system is in vogue (as it is in Delta Upsilon). it is not productive of 
much good. Recitals of achievements in class-rooms or athletic field; 
enumeration of membership ; expressions of congratulation and of 
hope ; and news items regarding other fraternities form the burden of 
such correspondence, and the stories become old in less than four 
years. The system is admirable, and has its uses; but they are 


An alumnas gives some opinions concerning the ** ideal fraternity 
journal. " We quote a few of his statements : 

** Let it contain sketches of colleges where we have chapters, and of the 
chapters themselves, doings of other Greek societies, historical reminiscences of 
Delta Tau Delta and of 7Ae Kainhow, * * Cuts of chapter-houses, with accom- 
panying short sketches, would enlighten many. Scores of like subjects present 
themselves ; and there remain always our contemporaries ! Make the articles as 
terse and interesting as possible; omit rambling essays and superfluous matter of 
all kinds. Aim to interest and please, not to fill up space ; a paper is judged by 
the value of its reading matter, not by the thousands of ems pica it contains. Let 
it be a bond between the fraternity and her men, welcome, not because it is pub- 
lished by Delta Tau Delta, but because its own worth claims our attention. Space 
in a quarterly journal is valuable. Devote these precious pages to the advancement 
of our order. Essays on literature, philosophy, science and the arts can find space 
in college journals. Such subjects do not interest the alumni ; we went through 
that sort of thing in our college days. We look eagerly for items of our chapter, 
and n^ws of the general fraternity ; if they are lacking, or are few and meagre, the 
paper is cast aside and forgotten. I hear from my own chapter only when funds 
are required, and must depend on the official organ and members of other fraterttU' 
ties for information ! * • Not one (chapter correspondent) in ten is worthy the 
office. Let him be even a better man than your W. P., for he represents you to 
the outside world. He should give newsy items, lists of initiates and alumni, 
news of contemporary fraternities, and facts he thinks will be of interest to all. He 
should consider his quarterly letter a pleasant task instead of an irksome duty, and 
make his letters readable, worthy of his chapter and interesting to the fraternity in 
general Enough transpires in three months to give him plenty to talk about. 
Above all, try to be matter-of-fact and to the point, and put as much in as few 
words as possible. Keep your alumni interested, for the alumni are the keystone of 
the arch, the trunk of the fraternity tree. Omit the usual stereotyped locals. Men 
of other chapters care not for the number of visitors, but for your actions as a part 
of the fraternity." 

In " The Symposium " eight suggestions are made for the ameliora- 
tion of the fraternity. The first comes from a member who thinks that 
Delta Tau Delta is behind her rivals in scholarship. This admission 
is frank. He urges that scholarship be reported fully, and be en- 
couraged, if possible, by the establishment of chapter honors. The 
disposition of some to ridicule honor men and " digs " he meets with 
the simple statement: ** We go to college to become scholars." The 
second contributor to "The Symposium" reiterates the statement that 
money is necessary in the successful conducting of fraternity interests. 
He sums up his views in the following paragraph : 


** And take my word for if, fraternity work will go ahead with a freshness 
and vim that will siirprise ourselves and terrify all our enemies. We shall then 
have an end of this criticism of men whom we never help, and perhaps we shall 
have an end of this everlasting twaddle and rot about the ' indifference of alumni ' 
— that surprisingly inhuman set of cultivated gentlemen who persist in paying no 
attention to an organization which persists in paying no attention to them." 

The third deplores the unbusinesslike way in which the recom- 
mendations of the council are ignored by members who attack the 
council when it is inactive, and criticise it adversely whenever it acts. 
The fourth asks for the statement of a settled policy for the fraternity, 
to be followed Simplicity and without question." The fifth, perhaps 
the most valuable, suggestion is that systematic visitation of chapters 
be inaugurated. Let some officer visit each chapter at prescribed in- 
tervals to inform the young, to encourage the small and struggling, to 
increase fraternal feeling in the isolated, and to kindle fresh enthu- 
siasm in every chapter. The writer draws a parallel with the College 
Y. M. C. A. , and praises the plan of college secretary visitation, 
because of its satisfactory results. The sixth advocates ''fraternal 
harmony of action " within the chapters. 

** Promptness in the discharge of duty, readiness in the advancement of just 
measures, enthusiastic support of individual action for the general good— these be 
the things that are to fortify our present position, and make us capable and worthy 
of conquest." 

The seventh opinion is that a manual of the fraternity would be of 
great value. Members should be instructed upon the principles, 
history, standing and outlook of the fraternity. He also urges that 
each member be required to pass a rigid examination upon the prin- 
ciples, polity and history within one month after his initiation. ** En- 
thusiasm," he says, *'is the product of knowledge; success is the 
product of intelligent enthusiasm." The last suggestion in "The 
Symposium " is, in brief, the adoption of inter-chapter correspondence. 

The prevailing topic in the editorial department is naturally the 
approaching Convention. Space is given to a few words about the 
chapter-letter, that polyform entity which may be as heavy and un- 
wieldly as an elephant, as flighty and misleading as a Will-o'-the-wisp, 
as lumbering as a turtle, as rough and crude as a log of wood, or (oh, 
how rarely!) may be fit to publish just as it comes. We quote part 
of the closing paragraph, as of interest to those who write chapter- 



*'But, really, a chapter-letter should be a news-letter, if nothing else. There 
is generally enough life and activity in a college or in a chapter to make, when 
chronicled, a newsy and interesting letter, once in two or three months. If the 
same things persist in happening over and over, to the entire exclusion of other 
things that would like to happen if they had half a chance — then a little ingenuity 
will suggest new ways of telling the tale. Variety is the spice of chapter- letters. 
And he is a poor rhetorician who can find but one way of expressing a single 
truth. This is about all we care to say on the subject. We might drop a remark 
relative to writing on only one side of the paper, and to classifying carefully the 
different items sent in ; but we refrain, because of a hazy notion that these sug- 
gestions have been made before in these and in many other columns." 

With this number ends the current volume of the Ramdorv, and 
Mr. McLane retires from the editorial chair. His successor has no 
easy task before him, if he proposes to keep the Ratnbcw in its present 
position of excellence. 

The September number of the Shield of Phi Kappa Psi is the 
initial number of a new volume. The editor announces that he is 
refreshed by some interesting features in the various college annuals, 
some of which he has examined. He praises the improved artistic 
element, and commends the tendency to illustrate with pictures of 
faculties, buildings, classes and local scenes. His style is a trifle 
paternal, and his praise is thereby lessened. It cannot fail to prove 
irritating to the average Junior editorial board to be told: "We feel 
that Bucknell has made a brave and hopeful beginning in publishing 
so good a first attempt," or "We feel encouraged for Western col- 
leges when we look at the modest effort of Indiana Beta." Nor will 
Mr. McNair of the Kaldron smile with much complacency when he 
reads: "We hope to hear more of this talented young man." The 
term "flub-dubbery," used on page 4, is a new one to us. 

We present part of an excellent editorial for the consideration of 
members of Prudential Committees: 

*• We believe in a good many things, but in none more than in • blood.* We 
have no sympathy with the sentiment that there are people among us who are of 
a little finer type than ordinary mankind, and who, because of wealth or other 
accidents of birth, are entitled to greater social recognition; but we do most 
heartily subscribe to a faith in the laws of heredity by which a boor is differentiated 
from a gentleman by the unerring transmission of traits through long generations. 
We ought to know as much of a man*s family as of himself when we take him 
into our fold, not whether his father has been a governor or his great grandfather 
a millionaire, but whether there flows through his veins a flood of warm blood, rich 


in the potentialities of a sweet and lovely mother, as well as of a courageous, high- 
minded father. What can we know of a man's suitability for companionship in 
our charmed circle if we rush him in during his first week in college ? It is not 
enough to have a man vouched for by some enthusiastic friend already in the 
chapter, but we should have time to find out by personal acquaintance how much 
the friend's partial estimate is true from our point of view, and making allowance 
for the * personal equation,* ascertain whether it is the part of wise men to be 

Be it known to Greeks and all barbarians that the Shield has no 

exchange department; read the positive statement of its editor: 

" This department of the paper is made up of excerpts from The Shield* s ex- 
changes, and reflects the sentiments of our rivals which are most pointed and char- 
acteristic. We refrain from expressing any opinions as to the matters discussed, 
and scarce deem it worth while to controvert any statement made by our contem- 
poraries. No more is written by the editor than may suffice for introduction to 
each quoted passage. This will relieve the doubts of inquirers, some of whom 
perversely consider this feature an exchange department." 

Excerpts are made, in this number, from four exchanges. Of the 
two pages of "College and Fraternity Notes," one and one-quarter 
pages are taken from the Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

The Key for September is the first number of Kappa Kappa 
Gamma's publication we have seen since March. May the new 
editorial board regard the Quarterly with unintermitting favor, and 
keep it on her list of exchanges. 

The position of honor in the literary department and the lion's 
share of its space is given to a poem of about two hundred and fifty 
lines entitled "The Story of the Key." In pleasant strain, and with a 
graceful change of metre at judicious intervals, the poet tells of a visit 
to the Fairy Queen of four maidens, each with a boon to ask. To the 
first, who asked wealth, the Queen gave a key of brass; to the second, 
who begged power, a key of steel; to the third, who asked beauty, a 
key of silver; to the last, who desired knowledge of the truth, a key 
of gold. And the key of gold, says the poet, is none other than the 
key of Kappa Kappa Gamma, for all who wear it are earnest seekers 
after the truth. A short chronicle is given of the Ninth Biennial Con- 
vention of the order, held August 22d, 23d and 24th in Minneapolis, 
at which sixty-two Kappas were present It was decided in conven- 
tion that ** henceforth the Key is to receive the literary as well as the 
financial support of the whole fraternity. This equalization of labor,*' 


ooDtinaes the editor, "will undoubtedly lighten the work of the 
editor-in-chief and bring the Key nearer oar ideal as a representative 
fraternity organ." If Kappa Kappa Gamma can legislate literary 
support out of her members, let as learn her methods. We fear such 
legislation will prove as futile as the resolution that there shall be no 
more poverty, or as the legislative repeal of the law of gravity. The 
chapter reports, though brief and statistical, are valuable, beidg an 
annual summary of the condition of the chapter, and a brief statement 
concerning the number of professors and students in each college, to- 
gether with the number of members each chapter of every fraternity 
has in the college named. Few chapters have made their literary 
work as earnest or instructive as has Kappa, which has studied Emer- 
son's Essays, "The Tattler," Shakespeare, Robert Browning, the life 
of Mozart, etc The reviews of exchanges are vivacious, bright and 

One whisper in your ear, fiiir sister. Do not correct errors in the 
Key with pen or pencil, for thereby you render the publication liable 
to a charge for first-class mail matter, and moreover "if you are dis- 
covered you are lost" 


Without a smirch of ashes to mar its whiteness, without even the 
smell of fire upon its garments, the Scroll of Phi Delia Thela rises 
from its recent disaster fair and strong. The October number appears 
promptly, and the publication resumes its progress in a dignified way, 
with neither excuses nor explanations, with no recital of woes, no 
appeals for sympathy. The only reference to its recent calamity and 
loss occurs in a short communication from its business manager, who 
writes: "Our recent financial experience should be sufficient notice 
to the chapters of the vital importance of keeping their Scroll taxes paid 

This is a Benjamin Harrison number of the Scroll A large pro- 
portion of its pages is devoted to reminiscences and biographi- 
cal facts concerning the Republican Presidential candidate, who, as all 
the fraternity world knows, is a member of Ohio Alpha (Miami 
University) chapter of Phi Delta Theta. Murat Halstead, editor of 
the Cmcinnaii Commercial GazeUe^ Chancellor Ross, of the Iowa State 
University, both classmates, and the Rev. Robert Morrison, founder 
of Phi Delta Theta, recall interesting facts concerning General Harri- 


son's college life; and a full account of his fraternity life is compiled 
from the chapter records. There are none but pleasant words for the 
General, and praise, even from political opponents, is unstinted. From 
an editorial we cut the following: 

*' The nomination of our honored and worthy brother, General Harrison, by 
the Republican party as its candidate for the Presidency of this great Republic — 
truly the highest office and the greatest honor in the world — ^is an honor which all 
Phis, irrespective of party ties, must feel with a keen sense of pride and gratifica- 
tion. If we mistake not. Phi Delta Theta is the first college fraternity to be so 
honored, and, if General Harrison is elected, she will be the first fraternity to see 
one of her members in the White House, put there by the suffrages of the people. 
President Garfield was an undergraduate member of Delta Upsilon from Wil- 
liams, an organization founded in direct opposition to the college fraternities of the 

This statement of the case is manifestly unfair. It is as unjust and 
untrue as would be the assertion that General Harrison is not a Re- 
publican, because the Republican party, at the time he became a 
member of it, was an organization founded in direct opposition to 
the political parties of the day. All students of fraternity history 
know that Delta Upsilon, in Garfield's time, was recognized as a 
fraternity. This is a question not of titles, nor of opinions, but 
of fact Delta Upsilon is '^the first fraternity to see one of her 
members in the White House, put there by the suffrages of the people. " 

Very interesting tables are given by the Historian of the General 
Council, in which the condition of the order is found to be extremely 
prosperous. The total membership had reached 5, 360 in April, 1888, 
and the undergraduate membership was then 898. The average yearly 
initiation per chapter is six men. The number of sub-Freshmen ini- 
tiated has fallen from 53 in 1886 to 25 in 1888. The General Council 
has decided against the initiation of preparatory students hereafter. 
The firatemity has now 63 active chapters, 21 alumni chapters, and 
388 men were initiated during the fiscal year. The scribe of Georgia 
Beta (Emory College) has a peculiar way of stating that the leaders of 
the two lower classes are members of Phi Delta Theta. These are his 

In the matter of class-standing the Phis are in the lead. Last fall every class 
in college was lead by a Phi, except the Senior, and even in that brother J. £. Mc- 
Ree tied with one other on the first mark, and was equal to the best in the spring 
term. I should except the Junior class also, for while the Juniors did well, they 
were not in the lead. 


The Fiftj-foorth Conventioii, while not as large as that of last 
year, owing to its Western location, will be remembered for the 
earnest, thoughtful and enthusiastic spirit which characterized its pro- 
ceedings from first to last The cordial hospitality extended by the 
Ade&eri chapter to the visiting dd^ates reflected great credit upoD 
our Western host, and the congratulations of the Fraternity is due the 
chapter on the marked success of its entertainment, reception, pub- 
lic exercises and banquet 

The business sessions were marked by their earnest deliberations. 
The action of chapters re^^ding important lines of policy showed a 
watchful care and a thoughtful appreciation of the future of the Fra- 
ternity. It is a hopeful sign that delegates come to the Conventioa 
fully instructed by their chapters ; that important Fraternity questions 
receive their full share of discussion by chapters during the interval 
between conventions, and that the men sent to shape our future policy 
are those who are fiuniliar with the history of the Fraternity, and 
whose ideas are well defined r^arding what is for its best and lasting 

In this pragmatic age, when time is short and a mass of business 
must be crowded into two short days, we must have the results of 
thought and not useless conjecture. Only will conventions be ideal 
when they refrain from useless quibble on personal opinion, and be* 
come the embodiment of well digested thought Then only are the 
pulses quickened, the enthusiasm deepened, and the cause infused 
with new life. The amount of valuable time consumed in the discus- 
sion regarding the past establishment of chapters is to be regretted. 
But while we question the method employed, the result will be of un- 
doubted benefit to the Fraternity. 

The well defined line of demarcation between Eastern conservatism 
and Western liberalism was discemable throughout These fiictors 
will be most important ones in the molding of our future policy. 
One is but a stimulus to the other, and the result cannot be otherwise 
than activity along a line of progress in the right direction. 


The Fifty-fourth ConTention has pome and gone, but the memory 
will long linger in the minds of those who attended^ and it is the 
Quarterly's desire that its spirit may be infused throughout the 
length and breadth of the Fraternity; that latent energies may be 
aroused ; that the enthusiasm may be quickened, and that all may 
work with a deeper purpose for the dissemination of those exalted 
principles, " Liberty, Fraternity and Manhood." 

No better evidence of the prosperity of the Delta Upsilon Frater- 
nity can be offered, than the presence in the recent Adelberi Convention 
of undergraduate delegates from every active chapter. Four alumni 
associations were also represented, thereby testifying to the continued 
love and interest of the alumni in the Fraternity. That every chapter 
was in a condition that made it possible to send one or more delegates 
hundreds of miles to be present at the annual Fraternity gathering, is 
gratifying and a matter for much congratulation. Many of the chap- 
ters justly take pride in pointing to the fact that, since their establish- 
ment they have never foiled to send a representative to Convention. 

Among the larger fraternities, we believe, that during the last five 
years, none has had a greater percentage of chapters represented by 
undergraduate delegates in convention, than Delta Upsilon. 

Now that sufficient time has elapsed to calmly review the recent 
Convention, the fact is irresistibly developed that under the present ar- 
rangement of the Convention programme, insufficient time is allotted 
for the proper transaction of business. 

This was plainly demonstrated by the Convention's electing only 
two undergraduate members of the Executive Council, while the 
Constitution requires three, and voting in one session to hold the al- 
ternate Convention in 1890 with the Nor/kwes/ern chsLptei, and at a 
subsequent session, without having changed the previous resolution, 
deciding to hold the same Convention with the Harvard chapter. At 
present, four short sessions, aggregating a little over ten hours, are only 
allowed for the handling of the business of the past year and preparing 
in advance for another year. The Fraternity has grown so within the 
last few years, that this time, which was formerly enough, is now 


utterly inadequate; the pressure orbosnes is so great, that in order to 
get throogh, reports of chillers, committees and other matters are 
accepted or laid on the table with litde or no discnasicm; and as far 
formulating a well digested policy for the next jear, that is tomethii^ 
impossible. Then again the round of business and pleasure is so 
incessant, that the dd^ates get thoroughlj tired oot before the Con- 
vention is over, and things are permitted to pass bj without proper 
attention. The remedy lies in increasing the lengdi of the ConrentioB 
to three full dajs. The morning of the fizst daj dionld be girca far 
the purpose of allowing the delegates and Tisitofs to beoome acquainted, 
holding business sessions in the afternoon and evening. The second 
daj, sight-seeing and committee work in the morning, business ifinni 
in the afternoon, and reception in the evening. Third dar, final busi- 
ness sessions in the morning and afternoon, public exercises foDowed 
by the annual banquet, in the evening. 

This plan would give ample oppoitnnitj to the delegates and 
visitors to exchange views, talk over fiatemity mattm, and form a large 
circle of personal acquaintances, instead of becoming bordy famihar 
with their feces, as at present The cost would be but litije more, and 
the result would be wdl worth the expenditure: 

While on the subject of Convention there are a Jew other matters 
that present themselves kx attention. There axe now two tieasurers — 
the Fraternity treasurer and the Execntire Council treasorer. These 
offices should be hdd either by one man, or dse the doiief of each be 
more distinctivdy defiiied. There is a decirSed uncertainty at present 
iHiere the duties of one cease and the ctJoei begin. 

Fewer of the older alumni were in anendancr than ustia], and it 
seems as if more attention should be paSd v/vards securing thetr 
presence, and making things p!easuu for them. 

It is difficuh to determine on what groand some of tf>e Fratemky 
officers are chosen. Kany men who are ekcted t^tdb jtxi cuxofA 
possibly serve, owing to tbesr inability or distance fr»i the place of 
holding die Convention. If the idea is to divide them op among the 
chapters, the division skmld be a little more equitable dsan at present 
This year one of the chapiters has four officers, wtd!e twdre othen are 
entire^ without if ptt fgniatirm 


The New England Delta Upsilon Club holds its annual dinner 
at Young's Hotel, Boston, Mass., December 6th. 

J. Harker Bryan, New York, '86, is leader of the glee clubs of the 
New York Homoeopathic Medical College, Stevens Institute and the 
University of the City of New York. 

The new Secretary of the Executive Council, to whom all communi- 
cations concerning fraternity matters should be addressed, is Walter 
E. Merritt, Amhtrst, '87, 8 East 47th street. New York, N. Y. 

It is said that Private Secretary Dan Lamont is to be Judge Ad- 
vocate General. This will solve an ugly problem which our Grover 
must himself grapple with after next March. — New York Press, 
November 21, 1888, 

The Delta Upsilon Camping Association officers for the ensuing 
year are: President, Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81 ; Vice-President, 
Ralph W. Thomas, Madison, '83 ; Secretary and Treasurer, Frank K. 
White, Williams, '90, Williamstown, Mass. 

In the National election of 1880, Delta Upsilon was represented 
by James A. Garfield, Williams, '56; in 1884 by Daniel S. Lamont, 
Cleveland's private secretary, and in 1888 by William Henry Harrison 
Miller, Hamilton, '61, General Harrison's law partner. 

The officers recently elected by the Delta Upsilon Club for 1889 
are: President, the Hon. Charles D. Baker, Cornell,' ja\ Vice-President, 
Britton Havens, Rutgers, '82; Treasurer, John Q. Mitchell, Marietta, 
'80; Secretary, Samuel M. Brickner, Rochester, *%%\ President of the 
Board of Trustees, Eugene D. Bagen, New York, '76. 

Alumni in the western part of Massachusetts are taking active 
preparations to form an alumni association, and the first annual ban- 
quet will probably be held in Springfield in January. All alumni in 
this section of the State are earnestly requested to co-operate. Partic- 
ulars can be had from Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tufts, '87, Republican 
office, Springfield, Mass. 

Indiana is now the proudest state in the Union. She will furnish 
the next President and he will be a great President, too. General 
Harrison is the nearest like General Garfield of any of our public men. 
He will administer the affiairs of this nation in a manner that will add 


new lustre to his brilliant name and honor and glory to the fame of 
the Hoosier State. — The Ligonier, Ind.^ Leader , NcfDember 75, iSSS. 

The Kansas City yb^ma/ alluded recently to Col. Daniel S. Lamont, 
Union, '72, as the "Assistant President," in this manner : 

" In the prophetic cartoon the New York ff^A/ pictures Dan Lamont solicit- 
ing risks for an insurance company. No doubt Daoid would fill the position to the 
satisfaction of his employers. As assistant president he has secured a large circle 
of appreciative friends.*' 

Of Homer Greene, Union, '76, the New York Press of October 16, 
1888, says : 

** The irrepressible conflict over the authorship of the poem '* What My Lover 
Said," has been revived by a claim in behalf of Mn. O. C. Jones, of Louisiana. At 
last accounts the real author. Homer Greene, was still practicing law and writing 
prize stories at Honesdale, Pa." 

Anson L. Hobart, M.D., Williams, '36, of Worcester, Mass., the 1 
first President of the Fraternity, upon request, has presented the New j 
York Delta Upsilon Club with a fine crayon portrait of himsel^^'' 
handsomely framed in blue and gold Professor William Elliot Griffis, 
D.D., Rutgers, '69, has recently presented the club library with a set 
of his publications, including "The Mikado's Empire," "Corea, the 
Hermit Nation," and "Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry." 

From the New York Graphic of October 2d, 1888, we clip the fol- 
lowing concerning Judge Stephen J. Field, WHUams, '37, one of our 
founders : 


''Justice Stephen J. Field, who for jrears was the only Democrat on the bench 
of the United States Supreme Court, has also passed the age when he could avail 
himself of the benefits of the law of retirement. He is now in his seventy-second 
year, but like both his associates. Miller and Bradley, he is liable to maintain his 
bodily health and mental vigor for many years to come." 

Colleges in which Delta Upsilon has chapters have entered the fol- 
lowing number of students in the class of '92 : 

Williams College, 80; Union College, 40; Hamilton College, 35; 
Amherst College, 96 ; Adalbert College, 28 ; Colby University, 44 ; 
Rochester University, 48 ; Middlebury College, 7 ; Rutgers College, 
80; Brown University, 70; Madison University, 42; University of 
the City of New York, 45 ; Cornell University, 400 ; Marietta Col- 
lege, 35; Syracuse University, 200; University of Michigan, 200; 
Northwestern University, 160; Harvard University, 309; University 
of Wisconsin, 300; Lafayette College, 89; Columbia College, i6o; 


Lehigh Univemty, 1 14 ; Tufb College, 30 ; De Pauw University, 
100 ; University of Pennsylvania, 340. 

I was in East Forty-seventh street, New York, a few days ago, 
when my attention was attracted by a number of young men standing 
on the steps of an elegant four-story brown-stone house. Seeing an ac- 
quaintance in the group, I asked him the meaning of the assembly. 

"Why, don't you know? ''said he, "This is the Delta Upsilon 
Club House, and these are members of the club." 

" The Delta Upsilon Club," said I. "What is that ? " 

" It is a club made up of members of the college fraternity of that 
name. The fraternity has two chapters in the city-— one in Columbia 
and the other in New York University. They hold their meetings 
here. The club itself is made up of college men who belonged to the 
fraternity in their undergraduate days. You have a lot of them over 
in Brooklyn, and they are prominent in the various professions. Dan 
Lamont, President Cleveland's able secretary, got his training while he 
was a Delta U. in Union College, and that loyal old Democrat, Justice 
Stephen J. Field, of the Supreme Court, was one of the founders of 
the fraternity in Williams College, way back in the thirties." 

I left the group of young men talking about their fraternity, and 
thought that the country was safe if they would send out some more 
men like Field and Lamont — The Brooklyn, N. Y., Ciiizpn, Sep- 
iember 30, 1888. 

A. S. Isaacs, Ph.D., New York, '72, contributes "She would 

Write for the Magazines " to the August American Magazine, The 

hxii%\3&K HomUetic Monthly contains " Qusters of Gems, No. VIII," by 

the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., HamiUon, '57 ; "Teachings of a 

Withered Fig Tree," by the Rev. Denis Wortman, D.D., Amherst, 

'57; and "Strong Convictions in Religion," by the Rev. John C. 

Allen, Madison, '74. To the November Homiietic, the Rev. Arthur 

T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilion, '57, contributes "Truth;" the Rev. 

Samuel E. Herrick, D.D., Amherst, '59, "The Trial of Christ's Per- 

sonal Virtue;" and the Rev. Justin E, Twichell, D.D., Amherst, '58, 

"The Church of Christ" 

/ ~~ In response to an invitation to accompany the party from New York 

f to the recent convention. Dr. Anson L. Hobart, Williams, '36, the first 

I president of the Fraternity, wrote the following characteristic letter: 





'*Yoar wdcome letter of the 15th inst came to hand this mornings 
with the accompanjing cards of invitation, to attend the annual conven- 
tion of Delta Upsilon, to take place at Qeveland, with the Adtihri 
chapter, on the 24th, 25th and 26th of October. I have been waiting 
to reply to your fonner invitation, hoping things wonld so torn np as 
to enable me to make one of the par^ in the special car. Crcnm- j 
stances are snch, however, that it will be impossible ^ me to join joo. 
But 70U may be sure that my affections and my heart will attend you 
in that convention. Fifty-four years have strengthened and cemented 
my affection for that most free and ennobling of all institutions. There 
is a sublimity in its origin and extension, which must fill the heart of 
every true Delta U. with gratitude and enthusiasm. Let her grand prin- 
ciples of light and liberty extend till they cover the earth. My bene- 
diction to headquarters, to Adeihert and all our brethem everywhere. 

Your senior brother, 


Worcester, Mass., October 17, 1888. 


The Ninth Annual Meeting of the "American Inter-Seminary Mis- 
sionary Alliance" was held at Boston, Mass., Oct 25th to 28th, 1888. 
About five hundred delegates were in attendance — a noble band of 
enthusiastic young theologians. Among the five hundred, Delta 
Upsilon had the honor of having forty-one representatives from four- 
teen different chapters. During the convention a meeting of Delta 
U.'swas called for, at which Austin D.Wolfe, New Fbrk,'Sj, was 
elected Chairman, and Judson V. Clancy, Northwestern^ '90, Secretary. 
After a few brief fraternal addresses the meeting became informal, 
and we spent a pleasant time in hand shaking and social chat We 
all agreed that as for Delta U. '' She's all right I " Below are given the 
names, colleges and classes, as far as possible, of those present: 
Hamilton, Thomas C. Miller, '85. Amherst, George E. Hooker, '83 ; 
Robert A. Woods, '86 ; Frederick P. Johnson, '87. Adelbert, J. 
Dennison Corwin, '88. Coify, James E. Cochrane, '80; George R. 
Berry, '85 ; Thomas J. Ramsdell, '86 ; Elisha Sanderson, '86 ; Addi- 
son B. Lorimer, '88 ; John A. Shaw, '88. Rochester, George S. 
Swezey, '84 ; J. Ross Lynch, '85 ; William E. Loucks. '86 ; Cortland 
R. Myers, '87 ; Fred. E. Marble, '87. Middlebury, Qaude M. Sever- 
ance, '83; Henry L. Bailey, '86. Rutgers, William E. Griffis, D.D., 


'69 ; Lewis B. Chamberlain, '86 ; Oscar M. Voorhees, '88. Brawn^ 
Onrin P. Gifford, D.D., '74; George C. Gow, '84; Wilbur B. Pashley, 
86; Austen K. de Blois, '87; William W. Wakeman, '87; Charles L. 
White, '87 ; Beniah L. Whitman, '^j ; Henry W. Pinkham, '88. 
Madison f Albert A. Bennett, '86; Albert E. Seagrave, '86; Edward M. 
Jeffers, '87 ; Oscar R. McKay, '87. New York, Austin D. Wolfe, 
'87. Syracuse, Walter S. Eaton, '87. Norihwestern, Judson V. Clancy, 
'90. Harvard^ Clarence A. Bunker, '89. De Pauw, James M. Lewis, 
'86. Fraternally, J. V, Clancy, Secretary. 

72 Mt. Vernon street, 

Boston, Mass., November 19, 1888. 

The following delegates to the Fifty-fourth Annual Convention of the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity met at The Stillman last evening, at 10 o^clock, and went into 
business session, transacting nothing of public interest: Rev. A. C. Ludlow and 
Norton T. Horr, presided ; Adelbert, E. H. Hopkins, F. S. McGowan ; ComeU, 
A. M. Curtis, J. W. Battin; Harvard, S. R. Dunham, B. J. Sands; Brown, W. G. 
Lathrop, L. C. Hey wood ; Columbia, W. £. Young, Jr.» H. B. Turner, Jr. ; Am- 
herst, W. E. Clark, Louis Derr, W. M. Wel^on ; Williams, J. F. Fitschin, Jr. ; 
University of Michigan, P. R. Whitman, E. S. May; University of Pennsylvania, 
W. S. Jamison, G. P. Deacon; University of New York, Walter C. Rcddy; Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, F. H. Whitton; DePauw,W, A. Boyd ; Northwestern, H. G. 
Leonard, F. W. Beers; Hamilton, E. C. Morris, M. G. Dodge; ^ladison, A. W. 
Wishart; Union, G. W. Fairgrieves, W. G. Roberts; Syracuse, Levi S. Chapman, 
J. W. Somerville; Rochester, B. S. Fox, H. W.Bramley; New York Delta Upsilon 
Club,W. F. Campbell ; Chicago Club, Parke E. Simmons; Rochester Club, H. W. 
Conklin; Cleveland Club, Norton T. Horr; Marietta, H. W. Dickinson, Homer 
Morris; Colby, H. B.Woods; Middlebury, P. C. Hoyt; Tufts, W. B. Eddy; Rut- 
gers, Byron Cummings, J. P. Street; Lehigh, Pearce Atkinson, Franklin Clarke; 
Lafayette, Frank T. Dewey, B. M. Gemmill, and about twenty visiting members, 
to whom were extended the privileges of the floor. 

From 4 o'clock to 6, in suites 7 and 8, Mrs. C. W. Horr, of Wellington, and 
Mrs. George Boult, of Medina, with Misses Flora and Kittie Horr and Miss Hol- 
land, of East Saginaw, Mich., Misses Fisher and Herrick, of Wellington, Miss 
Williams, of Chagrin Falls, and Miss Fawcett, of Cleveland, received the members 
of the fraternity. The young ladies were in street costume, but wore the colors of 
the fraternity and of the Cornell chapter. At 8 o'clock the guests to the general 
reception began to arrive. They were received by Mrs. President Haydn, of 
Western Reserve University, Miss M. Helberger, Mrs. Blakemore, Miss Brown, 
Miss Lord, Mrs. A. T. Osbom and Mrs. T. M. Osbom. The Germania orchestra 
was stationed in the hall and rendered selections until 9 o'clock, when it adjourned 
to the dining room and opened its dance music. Dancing was freely indulged in 
till after 12. Supper was served a la carte for two hours in the reading room. 


There were over two hundred in attendance, among them being Mrs. R C. Haydn, 
Mrs. N. B. Hobart, Mrs. C. J. Leavenworth, Mrs. G. O. King, Mrs. Thomson 
McGowan, Mrs, R. D. Hughes, Mrs. K. L. Hoghes, Professors Ciitler, Morier, 
Potwin, Palmer, Perrin, Smith and Cleveland of Addbert College, with Aeir wives; 
Professors Bourne, Platner, Herrick and Whitman; Misses Dodge, Morie3r,Welsch, 
Kerruish, Blaud Kerruish, Walton, Smith, P. Sholes, M. Robinson, Stair, Daisy 
Stair, Wflcox, W. Wflcox, Dow, Rose. M. Sholes, E. Lawrence, L. Palmer, C 
Lawrence, Lula Palmer, Shepard, G. Wilcox, C. Welsch, Emma Meyer, Ahce 
Meyer, Corwin, Trobridge, Shane, Florence Chandler, Jessie Chandler, Anna 
Perry, Edith Perry, Berba Wilson, Carrie Hughes, Mattie Hughes, Margaret Pope, 
Annie DeKlyn, Lottie DeKlyn. Lily DeKlyn, Ella DeKlyn, Campbell, Oriatt, Faw- 
cett, P. Shepard, B. McDowell, Armstrong, Goodwillie, K. Mason, N. Stone, Todd, 
Mitchell, Hamfltoo, Riddell, Sturtevant, Beck, Morse, Day, L. Day, H. Fuller, 
Morris, Van Tine, M. Parsons, Marshall, Everett, Leslie, K. Tumey, Tumey, E. 
Perdue, Purdue, L. Lewis, F. Bradner, C. Tod, M. Bennett, E. Bates, N. Bennett, 
P. Stair Roberts, G. Drake, F. Towson, M. Reader, A. Cleveland, A, Taylor, L. 
Ford, H. Ford, M. Dunham, Dr. and Mrs. Herrick, Rev. and Mrs. H. M. Ladd, 
Mr. and Mrs. George N. Thomas, Rev. and Mrs. A. C Ludlow, Mr. and Mrs. ^L 
E. Cozad, Miss Hawkins, Miss Roberts, R. M. Parmely, A. C. Dustin, J. P. Daw- 
ley, L. A. Kelly, Dr. N. Weidenthal, J. M. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Herrick, 
Mrs. John Tod, Parke K Simmons, of Chicago; F. M. Crossett, W. J. Warburton, 
and W. F. Campbell, of New York City; Messrs. C. A. Judson, John N. Weld. E. 
C. Caleyron, G. A. Wright, F. W. Ashley. H. L. Hosford, W^. C Sprague, Norton 
T. Horr, C. B. Parker, Wilbur Parker, H. J. Herrick, Henry KL Ladd, C. W^ 
Foote. George N. Thomas. George T. Snyder, George C. Ford, A. R. Warner, 
A. €. Dustin, O. W. Swayie. L. M. BaUcy, George C. Shepard, W. J. Wclton, E. 
Caleyron. C. C. Stuart, J. P. Sawyer, Miss Hartsell, Mr. Hebard, of Buffalo; Mr. 
George J. Tansey, of St Louis; William Blood, of Erie, E. H. Hopkins, F. S. Mc 
Gowan, W. O. Osborne, and Messrs. Hughes, Cody, Dickerman, Ford and Dynes. 
All of the yoimg ladies who held the parlor reception in the afternoon were promi- 
nent in the evening, both for their good dancing and for their loyalty to the frater- 
nity, as expressed by the predominance of ** blue and gold ** in their costumes. The 
floral decorations were elaborate. By 2 o*clock the guests called their carriages 
and sighed to think that one of the pleasantest evenings of the social season was 
past — Cleveland^ O,, Plaindealer^ October 26, 1888, 

The delegates to the Fifty- fourth Annual Convention of Delta Upsilon com- 
pleted their business Friday afternoon, and proceeded at once to give themselves 
exclusively to the enjoyment of the closing portion of their programme. Friends 
of the members had received neat invitations on embossed paper, to the public 
exercises, which began at 8 o^clock. in the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. 
Arthur C. Ludlow, the active president of the fraternity, presided, and was very 
happy in his remarks of introduction. Promptly at 8 o'clock all the members of 
the fraternity who were in the city, and their number was over one hundred, came 
into the church in marching order, and took their seats in sections at the front of 
the church, which had been reserved by ribbons of gold and blue. Rev. H. M. 


Ladd was busy at his own church, and Rev. W. H. Squires, of Auburn Theological 
School, opened the exercises with prayer. Professor F. W. Ashley, of Hudson 
Academy, followed with a poem, which had as its subject a vision of the Spirit of 
Doubt and its influence upon the souls of men. A panorama of the past then came, 
showing the steady upward progress of mankind, and the closing lines bade all to 
be brave and of good cheer. Dr. Henry Fortlage, a graduate of the University of 
Bonn, lectured for twenty minutes upon the fraternity system of the German uni- 
versities. His lecture was very instructive, and was listened to most attentively. 
That portion of the lecture which attracted the audience most was descriptive of 
the dueling customs of the German students. He referred to these customs, not as 
a relic of barbarism, but simply as an exercise which had become sanctioned by 
long usage, and which is intended to encourage manliness, bravery, and self-reli- 
ance in the student; anything like personal hatred, or quarrels with serious 
weapons, being of very rare occurrence. The Rev. George Thomas Dowling, D.D. , 
one of the leading members of the fraternity in this vicinity, was the orator of tht 
occasion. His oration was fiiU of soimd and kindly advice to the yoimg men be- 
fore him, and was brightened by many touches of humor. He spoke first of the 
pleasure and inspiration which it was to address the fraternity on such an occasion. 
He then went on to compare ambition and emulation, the former being dependent 
upon outside things and the latter being the inner desire of man to attain a higher 
level He exhorted his hearers to be filled with the spirit of emulation. How to 
gain this higher place was to select some one lofty aim and strain every nerve to 
gain it "Do not try to climb every peak in the mountain range of high ideals," 
he said. The secret of success in this is for each man to choose his aim carefully 
so that he may work with nature and not in oppositibn to it Success gained in 
this way is the surest road to happiness and contentment. Though this is the Ige 
of division of labor, a man should know something of everything while he also 
should know everything of something.'* He added that practical knowledge was 
a necessity, but that brains would always bring a higher price than mere manual 
skilL He finally closed his address with an earnest exhortation to his hearers to 
be true to their high ideals. 

Music by the Mandolin Club, of this city, was furnished between the literary 
numbers, and was especially entertaining, as the club had prepared new selections 
for the occasion. The public exercises closed by the singing of the Fraternity Ode 
by all the members present. Forming in line again, the members of the f^temity 
at once marched to the Stillman House and arranged themselves around the ban- 
quet table in the large dining-room. Mr. Henry W. Conklin, of Rochester '79, 
officiated as toast-master, and did justice to the reputation which secured this posi- 
tion for him. The menu was elaborate, and elegantly served. The Germania 
Orchestra furnished music during the banquet, and for a short time afterwards. 
The toast list was listened to ¥rith frequent applause and with growing enthusiasm 
until the early hours of the morning, when, amid college yells and frequent songs, 
the delegates and visitors separated, to meet next year at Syracuse, N. Y. — Cleve^ 
Imnd^ ^., Leader and Herald^ October ^7, 1888. 



Hanford W. Edsoo, '9c; and Hacr W. Jchavwi^ 91, uv>e 
dected to the coUcge glee dalL 

Ofour'SS dekgadoo, one a umliiiy ■M\fr7»f, rvo are a^adiiag 
law and five are trarhfng 

The foOowing are oar nev xnztaiaes torn '91: Eznett Gazk Bm- 
letl; Wobuni, Maas^ (prepared at Fhulsps Aadovcr); Jain Greem 
Campbdl, Sterena Pdint, W& ^Mcpared as FbilHps Amdancr); Woa- 
throp BentOQ Green, Xevtcn, Ham. (prepared at Nevton High 

The diaptcr intends to get vp a coaac opcretza th5s vinttz. 

Fnremembcnof the chapaey attended the mifannn of the ilaiirir 
chapter, and reported diat ther voe fineSr cntenained and cnjcmd 
the ms c l T CS thoiooghlj. 

John F. Fitsdien, Jr., ^ is Pkeaident of the ** Logan * tibis rear. 

Frank K. White, '90,.broaght bm^ glowing reports of die DdtaU. 
camp on Lake Geocge, where he spent five weeks last 

We are now hoaidmg in onr dapcer-hoose; and it is nnanimoasl j 
TOted asnccessL 

Andrew H. Scott, '87, Thomas C Mi&er, 65, and John FL Ererett, 
'SS, recend J made ns short visita. 

We were more than pleased to reoeire a call from William Heniy 
Harrison Miller, *6i, of Tndianapoli\ Ind, a few weeks a^o. Brother 
Miller is the law partner and warm friend of Rmjamm Harrison, the 
President decL 

The Rer. Archibald \L Shaw, '56, is also nnmbered among oor 
callers, and it seemed natural to see the £uniliar hot of William H. 
Squires, '88, at our initiation serncesL 

Ddta Upsilcm has her hii dare of the college oflkca. Edgar C 
Morris, '89, was dected Vice-President of the athletic association, and 
p. Dodge, '90, is Treasurer of the tennis a«oriation. 



Robert J. Hughes, '90, was chosen Manager of the Hamilton Col- 
lege glee club, and Harry H. Fay, '92, is Captain of the Freshman 
base-ball nine. 

In the political campaign clubs, Thomas £. Hayden, '91, was 
chosen on the Executive Committee of the Democratic Club, and 
Harry H. Fay, '92, was standard-bearer of the Republican Club, with 
E. Coit Morris, '89, Corresponding Secretary. 

Delta U. did her share to\vards celebrating Hallowe'en. At the 
Hallowe'en party given by the Rev. Chester W. Hawley, Amherst^ '58, 
at Cottage Seminary, Clinton, the Delta U.'s were in large proportion ; 
while at Houghton they were not behind. 

James A. Tooley, '90, is not in college this year, but he will return 
next year and enter '91. 

The chapter loses two valuable men in Hiram H. Bice, '89, and 
Rutherford McGiffert, '90, who enter Johns Hopkins University and 
Williams College, respectively. 

Five of our members recently took a trip over to Oneida Lake for 
a vacation. They had a very enjoyable time rowing, shooting and 
camping out This lake, situated at a convenient distance by rail 
from the college, is a charming place for a few days' outing. 

We have four new initiates, all in the class of '92, chosen from forty- 
two good men. John McCollum Curran, Harry Hersey Fay, Fenton 
Carlyle Jones, Walter Nellis Van Doren. 


Adelbert College has opened with a larger Freshman class than it 
has had for some time. Co-education has recently been abolished, and 
the class of '92 starts out with young men only. The class numbers 
twenty-five. From this class we have initiated two men, who will be 
an honor to the Fraternity. There were two additions to the Sopho- 
more class, one of whom has been initiated into Delta U. The names 
and residences of the new members are as follows: John Dynes, '91, 
396 Cedar avenue, Cleveland, O.; Ernest Beach, '92, 23 Longwood 
street, Cleveland; and Rupert R. Hughes, '92. John Dynes grad- 
uated from the Central High School of this city last February. Between 
that time and the beginning of this college year he made up the studies 
of the Freshman class and entered college this fall as a member of '91. 
Ernest Beach prepared for college under a private tutor. Rupert R, 
Hughes completed his preparation at the Academy at Hudson, O. 


George T. Snyder, '88, who is now taking a course of study in 
Case School of Applied Science, which is near Adelbert, unites with us 
in our meetings this year. 

John W. Van Doom, '89, who has spent several months in Califor- 
nia, is now studying in the New York Dental College, New York, 
N. Y. 

Ormiston W. Swayze, '89, is studying for the degree of M.D. in 
the Cleveland Medical College. 

We are glad to welcome to Cleveland, William Welton, '89, of 
WiUiams, He is studying law with the firm of Sherwood and Denni- 

Albert J. Phinney, '90, is not in college at present We hope he 
will be with us again next year. At present there are thirteen members 
in our chapter. 


Rochester opened this year with a Freshman class of forty-eight 
men^ and although we have five fraternities with which to compete, 
besides a local society, we obtained eight desirable men, as follows: 
Franchot H. Boyd, Washington, D. C. ; George S. Gardner, Rochester, 
N. Y. ; Hollister A. Hamilton, Rochester, N. Y. ; Charles H. Maxson, 
Homellsville, N. Y. ; Jay Stuart Page, Rochester, N. Y. ; Maurice B. 
Russell, Rochester, N. Y.; George R. Vamey, Sumner, Me.; Jesse 
B. Warren, Rochester, N. Y. Messrs. Gardner, Hamilton, Page and 
Warren are graduates of the Rochester Free Academy. 

The Thirty-sixth Annual Initiation Banquet of the Rochester 
Chapter was held at Powers' Hotel, Friday evening, October 12th. 
After an elaborate menu had been discussed, the toast-master of the 
evening, -Henry W. Conklin, Esq., '79, called the assemblage to order, 
and we listened to the following toasts : Politics — ^Joseph O'Connor, 
'63 ; The Faculty— H. Leroy Fairchild, CorneU, '74 ; A Tribute 
(Fred. R. Campbell, '8j)— John A. Barhite, '81 ; The Other Side— 
Adelbert Cronise, Esq., '77 ; Our Charmers— Cortland R. Myers, '87; 
A Broken Egg-shell — ^Jay S. Page, '92. 

Charles E. Burr, '89, has been very ill with typhoid fever, but we 
are glad to announce that he is now on the road to recovery. 

John S. Briggs, '90, has been elected editor-in-chief of the Campus^ 
the college paper for the ensuing year* * 


Herbert W. Bramley, '90, is editor-in-chief of the In/erpres, the 
Junior class publication. 

L. S. Blowers, and W. S. Howard, Madison, '91, have entered the 
Sophomore class at Rochester this year ; we are glad to welcome two 
such valuable additions to our numbers. 

Professor Le Roy Fairchild, Cornell, '74, who now fills the chair 
of Natural Sciences, formerly occupied by President Webster, of Union 
College, is giving great satisfaction, and has already acquired a warm 
place in the hearts of the students. 

Albert H. Olmsted, '91, has been compelled to leave college tem- 
porarily on account of poor health ; he will spend the winter in 


William A. Heacock, '91, left college and is studying medicine in 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N. Y. ; all the 
other members have returned, and the chapter, with a membership of 
29, is strong and united for Delta U. 

The Alumni of the class of '86 have presented the chapter with a 
serviceable book-case, suitable to meet the demands of its growing 

At the Senior class elections, Maurice J. Thompson was made 
President Byron Cummings will be the author of the Ivy Ode on 
Qass Day. John P. Street is a member of the Committee of Arrange- 

The chapter is represented on the 'Varsity football eleven by 
Maurice J. Thompson, '89; Lewis W. Stotesbury, '90; and John C. 
Aydelott, '91. Stotesbury is also Vice-President of the Lacrosse As- 

Charles Maar, '89, spent the summer in Germany in studying the 
language. Byron Cummings, '89, who was a teacher in the Syracuse 
Academy last year, has returned to college and resumed his studies 
with the Seniors. He and John S. Van Orden, '90, are engaged as as- 
sistant librarians. Warren R. Schenck, '90, is editor of the Scarlet 
Letter from Delta U. 

Not long since the chapter was &vored by a visit from Brother 
Walter E. Merritt of u4»«^^r5/, '87. 

At a receipt meeting of the Targum Association, John P. Street, 
'89, was elected to a position on the editorial staff. 

' «3 

Mvirice J. TbompsoD, ^ is Pocsdent of the Y. \L C A., and 
\lce-President of the Repablkan Cixnpaign Club* OiJtfles S. Ic^m« 
son, '91, is SecretuToTthe Y. M. C A. 

Of the seventT-six Freshmen, Ddtsk, U. his thus fir initated the M* 
lowing : James West^I Thompson, of New Brunsvick, X, J. : Winfred 
Ragan Ackert, of Pooghkeepsie, X. Y. ; Hennr Angnstns Mather, of 
Morristown, N. Y.: Robert Samner Winn, of Shanghai, China; Gar- 
rett Scott Voorhees, of Bedminster, X. J.; Clarence Horabed: Bon* 
nell, of Port Jervis, N. Y. ; and James Thomas, of New Bnoutswick, 

Thompson is a brother of Maarice J. Thompson, '89, Voorhces 
is a brother of Oscar M. Voorhees» *SS. Thomas, the winner of the 
second Sloan entrance examination prixe, is a son of the Rev. Edward 
C Thomas, Rutgers, '68. Winn and Thompson are coosins. 

MADisox vxivxitsrrT. 

Oar Freshman delegation has displayed the tnie Delta U. spirit 
by modestly leaving the field of contest with three of the four Dodge 
entrance prizes: 

C. H. A. Wagner, first ; H. S. Potter, second ; and P. R Noyes, 

Fred. S. Retan, '89, is business manager of the MaJisonensis^ 
our college paper ; . and Charles A. Wlieat, '90, associate editor ; U. 
S. Weatherly, '90, is our representative on the Salmagundi, the college 

At the Montgomery contest for the Senior prize in declamation, 
Delta U. carried ofif the honors. Nine speakers appeared, four of 
whom were Delta Kappa Epsilon brethren, and two Delta U.'s. Fred. 
S. Retan, '89, was awarded first prize, and Alfred W. Wishart, '89, 
the third. 

Othello S. Langworth, '89, has been sick with typhoid fever, and 
his return to college this year is doubtful. This leaves us but two 
men in the Senior class. 


Henry W. Hulburt, Middlebury, '79, was elected Professor of 
English Literature and Political Economy at the beginning of the year, 
and has succeeded in making himself very popular among the students. 
Delta Upsilon has now two professors and one tutor in the Faculty. 



Professor Oscar H. Mitchell, Marietta^ '75, hears the Seniors in 
Logic. Professor Mitchell has made many investigations in this 
branch of science and has succeeded in winning distinction among the 
logicians of the country. It is needless to say he has proven a very 
popular professor in that study as in others. 

Fred. A. Moore, '90, is Treasurer of the Olio^ the college paper, 
and Librarian of the Psi Gamma Literary Society. 

Howard W. Dickinson, '89, is Personalia Editor of the Olio and 
President of the Psi Gamma Society. 

Charles A. Ward, '90, is local editor of the Olio and Vice-President 
of Alpha Kappa Society. 

Arthur G. Beach, '91, is Assistant Librarian of Alpha Kappa. 

Mitchell, '91, and Belford, '92, are on the base ball team for the 
following year. 

Charles H. Smith, '90, has left us and is now attending the Ohio 
Medical College, Cincinnati, O. 

Beman G. Dawes, '89, is engaged in the railroad tie business 
with his father in the city. 

Last September the Commissioners of the Cincinnati Centennial 
Exposition invited the Marietta Centennial Committee to present their 
historical pageant before the Exposition. This invitation the Mari- 
etta people accepted October 9th, loth and nth. The pageant was 
a representation of historical characters and scenes connected with 
the settlement of Marietta and the North West Territory. The char- 
acters were taken by students of the college and citizens of the town, 
and the scenes were represented by tableaux. The company went to 
Cincinnati by special train and were handsomely entertained by the 
Exposition Commissioners. The pageant was given three nights in 
succession in the Music Hall of the Exposition Buildings, and was 
requested to remain a fourth night Delta Upsilon was represented 
by Charles L Mills, '85 ; Beman G. Dawes, '89 ; Howard W. Dick- 
inson, '89 ; Fred. A. Moore, '90 ; Charles A. Ward, '90 ; Homer 
Morris, '90 ; Allen G. Beach, '91 ; James S. Devol, '91 ; and Thomas 
M. Sheets, '91. 

Our new initiates are Arthur Rockwell Addy, Marietta, O. ; Jabez 
Belford, Caldwell, O. ; Arthur Devol Barker, Marietta, O. ; William 
Alpha Cooper, Caldwell, O. ; Clifford Egbert Corwin, Cutchogue, 
N. Y. ; Lee Stowe Devol, Marietta, O.; Clarence Eugene Drake, 



Marietta, O.; and Edward Everett McTaggart, Williamstown, W. Va, ; 
all of the class of '92. 


Judson Transue, '89, has been elected manager of the base-ball 
nine for the ensuing year. 

Ancil D. Mills, '89, is happy; he has taken unto himself a wife 

Seward N. Transue, '89, who went to Illinois at the close of the 
college year, will remain there until the first of next term. 

Charles S. Robertson, Judson Transue, William H. MacKenzie, 
and Benson B. Brackett, '89, have been obliged to leave college for a 
time because of sickness. 

Albert Y. Wilcox, '90, is not in college this year. 

Frederick V. Fisher, after a year's absence, has returned to college 
and joined the class of '91. 

William A. Jenner, '90, is out of college on account of sickness. 

Our new initiates are: Edward E. Samuel, '91, Remsen, N.Y.; 
Howard J. Banker, Schaghticoke, N.Y.; Williston W. Bissell, Olean, 
N.Y.; George M. Bowne, Troy, N.Y.; Albert E. Hall, West Salis- 
bury, Vt; Fred. M. Lawrence, Port Jervis, N.Y.; Arthur G.Leacock, 
Norwich, N.Y.; Everett Partridge, Edinburgh, N.Y.; and Joseph A. 
Wright, Hagaman's Mills, N.Y., all of the Freshman class. 


Michigan comes to the front this fall with a membership of twenty- 
nine, nine men having been initiated this fall. Our initiations 
are always occasions for great solemnity, and more than ever did we 
feel our responsibilities as we extended our hearts and our hands to 
our new found brothers on this occasion. The banquet which fol- 
lowed was one of the greatest of its kind. The flow of goodfellow- 
ship and sweet cider continued until an early hour. Considerable 
** tone " was lent to the affair by the presence with us of the Rev. 
Jabez Snashall, Madison, '69; the Rev. William Remington, Rochester^ 
'59 ; the Rev. Phillip Farnham, Rochester^ '63 ; and the Rev. John C. 
Carman, Rochester, '89. 

The words they spoke to us were well calculated to inspire in the 
hearts of our Freshmen a genuine love for dear old Delta U. Our 
men were won strictly on our merits and theirs. Rushing has to be 


gone into with a vengeance here. We are proud to name the follow- 
ing as our Freshmen : 

Carl Deo Perry, Elk Creek, N. Y. ; Carl William Hertel, Ann 
Arbor, Mich. ; Homer E, Stafford, Plymouth, Mich. ; Irving Durfee, 
Plymouth, Mich, ; Sam Butts Grubs, Louisville, Ky. ; Fred. Jerome, 
Saginaw, Mich.; Paul Seymour, La Porte, Ind.; George Sanborn, 
St Clair, Mich. 

Clyde V. Nafe, '89, our chapter President, this year is candidate 
for State Senator on the Prohibition ticket, in his district in Indiana. 
We all whoop it up for prohibition. 


The present year of Northwestern University is the most prosper- 
ous in its history. The Freshman class numbered about one hun- 
dred. The new observatory building is nearing a state of com- 
pletion. It will be modern, handsome and convenient 

The Greek-letter societies are flourishing. The ladies' fraternity. 
Gamma Phi Beta, has entered the college with good prospects. 

The college year opened propitiously for the Norihwesiern chapter. 
Eight men have been initiated in the Freshman class. They rank 
in power and scholarship among the* best One noticeable feature 
about the fall campaign was the readiness with which the men were 
secured. There was little of the hard work and close fighting so 
frequent in other years. Our men who were at the Convention came 
back bubbling over with enthusiasm and loyalty for Delta U. Their 
reports had an inspiriting efifect upon the chapter, and will serve as an 
impetus to more ardent devotion to the Fraternity and a zeal to do 
better work. 

Thus far this year we are to be represented on the essay, del ate 
and declamation contests. We have good men on all of them, and 
feel confident of our share of the prizes. 

We have re-papered the interior of our hall and renovated it in 
such a manner as to much improve its appearance. 

Our relations with the other fraternities this year are somewhat 
strained. An effort was made for a Pan-hellenic banquet, in which 
we were to have no part, but this not recommending itself as a just 
course to all the sister societies, only three will carry out the project 
The matter gives us but little concern, as our position in the college 
is too well assured to be weakened by such measures. 


Robert H. Holden, '90, is editor-in-chief of the Northwestern, the 
college paper. John H. Haggerty, '91, and Charles M. Denny, '90, 
represent Delta U. on the literary and business boards, respectively, 
of the Syllabus, the college annual. 

Eugene £. McDermot, '85, is taking a post graduate course in 
elocution and English literature. 

Frank H. Powell, '88, died at his home at Table Grove, IlL, No- 
vember 1 6th. His loss is deeply lamented by all the chapter. 


Although we lost ten men with '88, we start in this year with over 
twenty-five earnest men, and we are determined to make this year the 
most successful that the Chapter has ever seen. 

The following have been elected officers for the first half-year: 
Clarence A. Bunker, '89, President; B. Fisher, '90, Vice-President; 
Robert E. Dodge, '90, Secretar}'; Charles P. Blaney, '90, Treasurer; 
John W. Rice, '91, Chorister. 

Edwin Eldredge, Browriy '90, has entered the Harvard Law 
School, and has become an active member of our chapter. 

The convention of the Inter-Seminary Alliance at Boston 
brought a large number of Delta U. brothers into this vicinity, and 
several of them favored us with a call. Among the latter were 
Lewis B. Chamberlain, *^(iy and Oscar M. Voorhees, '88, of Rutgers; 
J. Dennison Corwin, Adelberty '88; George S. Swezey, '84, and Fred. 
M. Marble, '86, o{ Rochester. 

A large delegation from our chapter attended the annuaV initia- 
tion of the Bromn chapter at Providence last month. It is needless 
to say that they are all enthusiastic over the cordial welcome which 
they received, and the glorious time they had. 

The annual initiation banquet of the Tu/ts chapter in Boston also 
drew a considerable number of our men, all of whom enjoyed them- 
selves immensely, and expressed their surprise and pleasure at the 
rapid growth of that chapter. 

In the award of scholarships this fall our chapter took $1,350. 
This does not include the numerous graduate scholarships and fel- 
lowships that are held by our alumni. 

Luther Davies, '89, has left college on account of the death of his 


Walter P. White, Amherst, '87, is studying chemistry this year at 

The work on Hastings Hall, the new dormitory, which is being 
built between North Avenue and Holmes Field, is progressing 
rapidly, and the building promises to be handsome and imposing. 

A new wing has been added to the Zoological Museum, and one 
to the Peabody Museum also. These have more than half filled the 
space between the two buildings, which are eventually to be joined. 


The class of '92 has increased the total attendance of the institu- 
tion to 654, and we are looking for twenty or more in the winter term, 
in addition to the above. Our new buildings, thought ample when 
built, are now crowded in some departments to their full capacity. 
The University is enjoying unprecedented prosperity. 

Our fraternity prospects now seem brighter than before. We 
began the year with ten men, which number has increased one. We 
hope soon to make it a baker's dozen, or more. We have initiated 
Richard Whitton, '92. 

Brother Plummer, '89 (law), was elected District Attorney of 
Pepin County, Wis. , at the last election. 

Fredolin Beglinger, '88, now in the law school, is vice-president 
of the K G. Ryan Society. 

Richard Whitton, '92, was on the Freshman base-ball team. 

William £. Bainbridge, '89, of the law school, and assistant State 
librariap, made his voice heard from the stump during the campaign. 

Theodore A. Boemer, '89, is one of the general editors of the 

Rodney H. True, '90, is president of the Natural History Club, 


On the evening of September 1 5th we held our first initiation in 
our new and comfortable quarters. 

We now occupy a large flat in the Fountain Hill House, a de- 
lightfully arranged and commodious apartment house, situated in the 
fine part of South Bethlehem, and just completed. 

Our chapter-room and parlor are included in the flat, which was a 
scene of gaiety on the evening of October 20th, when we held an in- 


formal reception in honor of visiting relatives of Brother Paul M. 
Paine, '91. 

The music and refreshments were excellent, and we all joined our 
voices in tuneful praise of Delta U. 

We have thus far initiated five Freshmen out of a class of 115. 
The following are our new initiates, all from the class of '92: Edward 
B. Hurst, Cincinnati, Ohio ; George W. Howard, Hagerstown, Md., 
a brother of John M. Howard, '87 ; Wilbur H. Kramer, New Iberia, 
La. ; Frederick W. Semper, Philadelphia, Pa. ; and Cass K. Shelby, 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Pearce Atkinson, '89, is President of the University Guild, and is 
a senior editor of the Journal of the Engineering Society of Lehigh 

Lester C. Taylor, '89, was elected Vice-President of the Senior 
class, and Vice-President of the Engineering Society. He is also a 
member of Tau Beta Pi, a Senior honorary society, and a member of 
the University glee club. 

Franklin Clarke, Jr., '90, and Joseph W. Stone, Jr., '90, are mem- 
bers of the editorial board of the Epitome, the college annual. 

Aaron H. Van Cleve, '90, has ranked first in his class during his 
first two years in college, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Frank- 
lin Clarke, '90, ranks second in the class. . 

Charles W. Piatt, '90, spent the summer in Europe. 

William Jennings, '91, and Wesley H. Beck, '90, have not re- 
turned to college this fall. Brother Jennings' address is Harrisburg, 
Pa. While Brother Beck was visiting his parents, in California, this 
summer, his father sustained a severe injury, which necessitated Bro- 
ther Beck's remaining at home. He will probably return to college 
next year. 

An important item in our chapter news is that Samuel D. War- 
riner, Amherst, '88, has become an esteemed member of the Lehigh 
chapter. He is studying mining engineering, and takes a prominent 
part in athletics. He is on the foot ball team, and has won a deserved 
popularity among college men in the short time he has been at 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quin(^uennial 
Catalogue published in 18S4, and with this object in view, Alumni and fnends of 
the Fraternity are earnestly requested to send items of interest, changes of address, 
etc., concerning members of the Fraternity, to the Editor, Box 2887, New 
York, N. Y. 


'39. John M. Brewster, M.D., is a retired physician living at Pittsiield, Mass. 

*4i. Edwin C. Bidwell b an apothecary at 525 Landis avenue, Vineland, N. J. 
4 ^42. John H. Kellom is engaged in orange culture in Tustin, CaL 

'47. Messrs. G. P. Putnam^s Sons, of New York, announced that they will 
publish this fall ** The Relation of Tariff to Wages: A short and Simple. Catecism,'* 
by the Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D. 

'50. Oliver B. Hayes is living in Dalton, Mass, 

'51. Joseph H. Sprague resides in Hartford, Conn., and is deputy commissioner 
and actuary of the Connecticut Insurance Department, and holds the office of 
President of the Board of Street Commissioners of Hartford. 

'62. The Rev. Henry T. Perry is pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Mason- 
ville, N. Y. He was formerly a missionary at Sivas, Turkey. 

'84. Frederick T. Ranney is a real estate dealer at 92 Griswold street, Detroit, 

^84. The Hon. John H. Burke^s address is Mechanicville, N. Y. 

^86. Arthur T. Taylor is teaching in Newark, N. J. 

'88. Hamilton F. Allen is teaching in the Allen Academy, Chicago, of which 
his father, the Hon. Ira W. Allen, Hantilton, '50, is president. His address is 
1832 Michigan avenue, Chicago, III. 

'88. Herbert M. Allen is in Harpoot, Turkey in Asia, with his parents, who 
are missionaries. 

'88. Augustus W. Buck is studying medicine in the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. His address is 3531 Locust avenue, Philadelphia, Penn. 

*88. Willard A. Glen is studying law in Lyons, N. Y. 

'88. William W. Newell is studying law in Binghamton, N. Y. 

'88. Henry D. Wild is tutoring in Olivet College, Michigan. 

'88. Charles A. Williams is teaching in Black Hall School, Lyme, Conn. 

'88. Augustus R. Trimmerman is freight solicitor for the O. & W. Railroad 
Company at Oneida, N. Y. 

'88. Ellis J. Thomas is a private tutor in a wealthy New York family. 

'89. William J. Welton is studying law in Cleveland, O. His address is 5 
Lyman Block. 



'48. The Rev. Wicks S. Titus is now pastor of the M. E. Church at Rcmsen, 
Oneida County, N. Y. 

'52. Robert Hood, whose home b in Johnston, Columbia County, N. Y., 
was chief engineer of thirteen of the most prominent raikoads in the country. He 
graduated from the Albany Law School in 1861, and has written a number of 
important treatises on surveying. 

'55. William Wallace Kirby is a dealer in securities and real estate at 115 
Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

*58. It is reported that the Presidency of Ohio Wesleyan University will be 
offered to the Rev. Henry A. Buttz, D.D., President of Drew Theological Semi- 
nary, Madison, N. J. 

'76. Frank M. Comstock continues as Principal of LeRoy Academic Institute, 
LeRoy, N. Y. He has been there since 1879. 

'80. Eli S. Godfrey is now living in New York City, where he is engaged in 

'80. Robert J. Landon is a successful lawyer in Schenectady, N. Y. 

*86. Frederick S. Randall is studying law at Amsterdam, N. Y. 

'87. William F. Huyck is a law student at LeRoy, N. Y. 


'53. Joseph S. Winans, who is reported in the Qtdmqu/nmal Catalogue as sit- 
uated at Sidney Center, N. Y., is now successfully practicing medicine at Centre 
Point, Linn County, Iowa. 

'57. TVie Missionary Review of the Worlds in its October number, has an 
earnest and stirring editorial entitled " A Crusade for Missions," written by Arthur 
T. Pierson, D.D. He also gives a full report of the " Great Missionary Confer- 
ence," which he attended at London. 

'62. The Hon. Lorenzo S. B. Sawyer is an attorney at- law in San Francisco, 
Cal. His address is 617 Hyde street 

'64. Hamilton Chapter is now called to mourn the loss of another honored and 
able alumnus, George Galetzin Truair, who died at his camp beside Cazenovia 
Lake, July 15, 1888. He was bom June 6. 1842, at Gilbertsville, Otsego County, 
N. Y. He was the son of J. G. Truair, the proprietor of the Syracuse Journal, 
At an early age he accompanied his father to Europe, and on his return entered 
Hamilton College. Leaving there, he enlisted in Company G. of the 149th Regi- 
ment, New York Volunteers, with which he won the rank of Brevet-Major. WTien 
peace was rfttored, he went to work on the Syracuse Journal^ which was under 
the proprietorship of his father and Carroll E Smith. He was also for several 
years the editor of the Commercial Traveller, His editorial work was thoughtful 
and readable. His style was poetic and fluent, noted for its vigor and aptness. 
Socially he was courteous and modest, and his loss to Syracuse circles will be quite 
perceptible. Besides his bereaved wife, who was a Miss Helen Gardner of Homer, 
N. Y., he leaves a sister, Mrs. Charles Baldwin, of Syracuse. He was a true Chris- 
tian, a deacon of the Presbyterian church, and also an enthusiastic officer of the 


Y. M. C. A. His influence has always been of the highest order. His pen was 
ever ready to flow on religious subjects, and it always obeyed the dictates of con 
science. A brave solder, an able journalist, and a gifted Christian, his loss will be 
keenly felt both professionally and socially. 

'67. The address of Judge Charles E. Rice is 147 S. Franklin street, Wilkes- 
barre. Pa. 

*68, Otis J. Eddy, M.D., holds the position of Medical Reviewer of the 
United States Pension Bureau, at Washington, D. C. 

'69.» Selden H. Talcott, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Superintendent of the New 
York State Homoeopathic Asylum for the Insane, at Middletown, N. Y. , delivered 
the address at the birthday celebration of the City of Middletown, on the 4th of 
July, 1888. 

'70. Fred. H. Gouge is a successful architect in Utica, N. Y. He drew the 
plans for the Madison and Hamilton chapter-houses. 

'70. Augustus P. Kent is the editor of the Review^ Elkhart, Ind. 
'73. Professor JermainG. Porter, the able astronomer of Cincinnati University, 
received from Hamilton College last Commencement the degree of Ph.D. 
*77. Jacob Streibert is a professor in Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. 
'78. Samuel L. Bennett is a teacher at Port Jefferson, Brookhaven, N. Y. 
'79. Charles B. Hawkins is the accountant for DeLand & Co., the chemists, 
Fairport, N. Y. 

'79. Professor Herbert M. Hill, who has acted since graduation as Professor 
of Chemistry at the Watertown, N. Y., High School, has recently been elected to 
the principalship of that flourishing institution. 

'81. The Rev. Edson C. Dayton, of Mandan, Dakota, was united in marriage 
on September 12, 1888, to Miss Amy Damall How, daughter of Fulton M. How, 
of Walnut Hill, Cincirmati, Ohio. 

*82. James D. Woley, Elsq., was married July 18, 1888, to Miss Minna 
Lenora Boesch. At home, 194 State street. North Chicago, 111. 

'83. Professor Samuel D. Arms was recently appointed principal of the Gil- 
bertsville, N. Y., Academy. 

'83. Professor Edward N. Jones, Superintendent of the Schools, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., has had his salary raised to $1,800. 

'85. Professor William T. Ormiston is the author of a new text-book, an 
arithmetic, prepared for the use of students of Robert College, at Constantinople, 

'87. Professor Frank B. Severance has accepted the position of principal of 
the Booneville, N. Y., Union School. 

'87. Professor Andrew H. Scott has returned to his teaching at Fortress 
Monroe, Va., for another year. 

'87. Professor Henry D. Hopkins and John E. Everett, '88, are pleasantly 
located at Mrs. Perrin's Female Seminary, 140 Lenox avenue, New York, N. Y. 
Brother Everett is also studying at the Union Theological Seminary in that city. 
'87. Professor Warren D. More is principal of the Mexico, N. Y., Academy. 
'88. William H. Squires is a member of the middle class in Auburn, N. Y.> 
Theological Seminary. 


'73f *77» '83. The Hamilton chapter was well represented at the State 
Teachers' Association meeting at Watkios Glen, N. Y., by Professor J. Edman 
Massee, '73, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y.; Professor George GriflRth, '77, of the 
New Paltz (N. Y.) Normal School, and Superintendent Edward N. Jones, '83, of 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

'89. Hiram H. Bice is taking special courses in Johns Hopkins University, 
Baltimore, Md. 


'58. The Rev. James D. Wilson. D.D., died May 14, in New York City. The 
Amherst Necrology Record summarizes his life thus : James Duncan Wilson, the 
son of Peter and Elizabeth (Van Valzah) Wilson, was bom in Spring Hills, Pa., 
April 3, 1836, and was fitted for college at Tuscarora Academy, Academia, Pa. 
After graduation he taught a year at Lock's Mills and Lewiston, Pa. He studied 
theology at Union Seminary (teaching at the same time in Cooper Institute), and 
graduating there in 1862, was ordained by the Third Presbytery of New York, July 
'» i^3» pastor of the Spring Street Presbyterian Church, New York City. In 1869, 
he resigned this charge and became pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church of 
the same dty, continuing in this relation until his death. May 14, 1888, from peri- 
tonitis. In 1879, he was elected a trustee of Amherst College, which office he held 
through life. The degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by his Alma Afater 
in 1879. Dr. Wilson was married June 6, 1865, to Minerva M., daughter of 
Abner W. Metzcr, of Lewisburg, Pa., who with four of their six children survives 

'78. Phillip D. Stoops is the pastor of a church at Paroway, Utah. 

'79. Edwin A. Rayner is a practising lawyer at Newark, N. J. His home is 
Bloomfield, N. J. 

'79. James Turner is a traveling salesman for the house of Arbuckle Bro- 
thers Coffee Co., of New York, N. Y. 

'80. Charles F. Hopkins is a successful lawyer at 1,902 W. Superior street, 
•Duluth, Minn. 

*8o. Charles S. Noyes spent the summer in Europe. 

*8i. Professor George Gilbert Pond, instructor of chemistry in Amherst Col- 
lege, was married on August ist, in Grace Church, Amherst, Mass., to Miss Helen 
Palmer, daughter of Dr. W. Palmer, trustee of the Smith Charities. Bishop F. D. 
Huntington, of New York, assisted by the Rev. W. J. Tilley, rector of the church, 
performed the ceremony. Professor Pond was soon afterwards offered, and ac- 
cepted, a position in the State Agricultural College of Pennsylvania. 

'82. Frederick Amd, Jr., is practising law at 184 Dearborn street, Chicago, 

'82. Walter C. Blanchard is connected with the Samuel Ward Company, 
engravers and stationers, Boston, Mass. 

*82. Gurdon R. Fisher is a cotton goods commission merchant, at 99 Bedford 
street, Boston, Mass. 

*82. Fletcher D. Proctor is engaged in the marble business at Proctor, Vt 


'83. George B. Foster is in the Massachusetts National Bank in Boston, 

'84. Robert T. French, Jr., M.D., is the senior house physician in the Buffalo 
City Hospital, Buffalo, N. Y. 

'84. Frederick M. Smith is assistant treasurer of the Valley Paper Company, 
situated at Holyoke, Mass. He resides at South Hadey Falls, Mass. 

'85. Edward E. Skeele is with J. N. Skeele, vessel owner, at 244 South Water 
street, Chicago, 111. 

*86. Arthur W. Barrett is engaged in editorial work in Boston, Mass. His 
address is 246 Washington. street. 

'86 and '88. Harry B. Ferine and William H. Ferine are stock brokers at 
Kansas City, Mo. They are of the firm of Ferine & Hall, American Bank 

'87. AloMo M. Murphey has left New York, N. Y, and established the firm of 
Alonzo M. Murphey & Co., investment brokers, 24 and 25 Frankfurt Block, Spo- 
kane Falls, W. T. 

'87. Harry V. Jones. is a dealer in heavy hardware at 147 Fearl street, 
Boston, Mass. 


'78. Professor Newton B. Hobart, principal of the academy at Hudson, O., 
was married to Miss Stella Gross, of Hudson, on August 1, 1888. It was a typical 
Delta U. wedding. The groomsmen. Professor J. Aubrey Wright, of Hudson, 
and Professor Harley F. Roberts, of New Haven, Conn., are also Delta U.'s.; and 
most of the ushers were Delta U.*s. Mr. and Mrs. Hobart enjoyed a pleasant wed- 
ding trip down the St Lawrence. At present they are living in the house formerly 
occupied by President Cutler at Hudson. 

•83. John P. Sawyer, M.D., who has been studying for the past year in 
Germany, returned a short time ago, and is now practising in Cleveland, O. His 
residence is No. 839 Streator avenue. 

'84, '86. George C. Ford, '84, John N. Weld, '86, and Calvin A. Judson, 
'86, were all admitted to the Ohio bar at the October examination, and will prac- 
tice in Cleveland. O. 

'85. Professor Fred W. Ashley, who is teaching in the academy at Hudson, 
0«, is a frequent visitor at Adelbert, 

'87. Frank Kuhn is practicing law in Dakota. 

'88. J. Dennison Corwin is studying for the ministry at Princeton, N. J., 
Theological Seminary. 


'57. The Hon. William S. Corthell, Principal of the Gorham, Me., Normal 
School, took a very important part in the meetings of the Penobscot Teachers' 
Association, recently held in Bangor, Me. 

'62. Samuel Hamblen has long practiced law at Hot Springs, Ark9.nsas. 

'79. Allen P. Soule has a fine position with A. S. Barnes & Co. in their 
Boston house. 


'79. The Rev. George Merriam is in charge of a church at Solomon City, Kan. 

'8a The Rev. James £. Cochrane, who went as a missionary to China in 
1886, has returned, and is now pastor of the Baptist church in South Paris, Me. 

'82. The Rev. Frederick W. Farr has accepted a call to the Baptist Church 
in Melford, Mass. 

'82. George H. Gould is a teacher at Port Republic, N. J. 

*83. George W. Smith, Esq., has been assisting his father. Professor Smithy 
of Colby, but has gone back to his law practice in St. Paul, .Minn. 

'83. David W. Knowlton, Esq., is an attorney -at-law in Minneapolis, Minn. 
His address is 232 Boston Block. 

'83. George W. Hansow, Esq., has removed from Boston, Mass., to St Paul» 
Minn. His address is 54 West 3d street 

*84. Willard K. Clement, who has just returned from an extended tour 
through Europe, accepts a position as Professor of Greek in Wake Forrest Uni- 
versity. III, of which the Hon. William Bross, Williams ^ '38, is Chairman of 
the Board of Trustees. 

^84. Charles S. Estes is the associate principal of Ricker Institute at Houlton, 

'85. The present address of the Rev. Fred. A. Snow is Rockport, Me. He 
is pastor of the Baptist Church there. 

, *86. The Hon. Randall J. Condon was the Democratic candidate for Senator 
in Knox County, Me., at the recent State election. 

*86. Seldom B. Overlock is practicing in the Bellevue Hospital, New York, 
N. Y. 

'86. John R. Wellington has been promoted from a position in the War De- 
partment at Washington, D. C, to a better one in the Treasury Department. 

'87. Holman F. Day, who since last March has had editorial charge of the 
papers issued by the Union Publishing Company in Bangor, Me., is now editor of 
the Dexter (Maine) Gazette, as well as one of the owners of that paper. 

'87. Stanley H. Holmes is principal of the Mt Vernon (Maine) High School. 

'87. J. Francis Larrabee spent his summer vacation very pleasantly in St. John, 
N. B., playing ball with the Nationals of that city. 

'87. Carroll C. Richardson has made an admirable start as teacher in the East 
Corinth Academy, Me. 

'88. Henry Fletcher is engaged as principal of the High School at Comveille, 

'88. John A. Shaw, John F. Tilton and Addison B. Lorrimer have entered 
Newton Theological Seminary, Mass. 

89. William C. Sheppard, who has been holding a prominent position on the 
Waterbury, Conn., Republican, has resigned that position to become Editor 'in- 
Chief of the Naugatuck, Conn., Review, 


'63. The following is a selection from a review of Rossiter Johnson's ** War of 
the Secession," which appeared in a recent edition of the Rochester, N. Y., Demo^ 
crat and Chronicle: 


"This book is a panorama of the entire conflict, drawn by a master hand, 
-abounding as it does in thrilling events. I cannot but notice the description of a 
bleeding nation re-electing Lincoln, and thus expressing its sublime determination to 
maintain a just cause amid all the horrors of war. The closing lessons of the 
volume are so appropriate to our national condition, that every lover of his country 
should lay them to heart. Johnson's ** War of the Secession " following his other 
"works of similar character, give the author the highest rank among American 
historians. It is now highly probable that this work will supersede all other his- 
tories of the great conflict, except the personal memoirs of some of the chief military 

'65. Edwin S. Chittenden is a successful lawyer in St. Paul, Minn. His ad- 
dress is 95 Wilkin street. 

'65. William H. Kenyon, Esq., is a practicing lawyer in Oswego, N. Y. He 
lives at 265 West First street. 

'74. The Rev. Archibald C. Wilkins has been the pastor of the Baptist Church 
in Beaufort, S. C, for five years. 

'76. Nathan Weidenthal, M.D., is a practicing physician at 370 Woodland 
avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 

'77. Thaddeus W. Collins, Jr., is a counselor-at-law in Lyons, N. Y. 

'78. The present address of Albert W. Dyke is Waterloo, N. Y., where he is 
engaged in teaching. 

'78. Frank P. Warner, M.D., is practicing his profession in Canandaigua, 
N. Y. 

'78. George F. Flannery is a school principal in Rochester, N. Y. 

'79. John £. Bristol is engaged in the milling business in Auburn, N. Y. 

'79. John C. Ransom is a newspaper correspondent in Baltimore, Md. He 
may be addressed at 400 East First street. 

'8a Solomon Hays is the proprietor and manager of the Model Clothing Co., 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

*8o. Alexander Strachan is teaching in Scotland, Dak. 

*8i. Professor Erastus F. Loucks is the principal of the Barkeyville Academy 
at Barkeyville, Pa., and also has charge of the Latin department 

'81. Waldo G. Morse has moved to New York. His law office is at iii 

'82. Edwin A. Barnes has a lucrative position with Arnold, Abney & Co., 
Charleston, W. Va. 

'83. Curtis R. Morford is principal of the High School at Ashtabula, O. 

'84. The Rev. John C. Carman has accepted a call from the Baptist Church 
at Zanesville, Ohio. 

'85. James R. Lynch was recently installed as pastor of the Bronson Avenue 
Baptist Church, Rochester, N. Y. 

85. Carl H. Smith is a practicing attorney at 394 Main street, Buffalo, N. Y. 
He is in the office of the Hon. Benjamin Folsom, a cousin of Mrs. Cleveland. 

^85. Burt J. Tice is the principal of the Public School at Lawrence Station, 
Queens County, N. Y., of which William W. Wilson, Syracuse, '8x, was formerly 


*87. Arthur L. Smith is a second year student in the Medical Department of 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

'87. Frederick A. Race, who was Professor of Modem Languages at DeLand 
College, Florida, for the past year, has gone to Colorado for the winter, on ac- 
count of poor health. 


*57. The Hon. Loyal D. Eldridge b Middlebury's representative in the As- 
sembly of Vermont. 

'59. The Rev. Silas L. Blake is pastor of the First Congregational Church at 
New London, Conn. 

*62. The Hon. Lyman E. Knapp has been re-elected Judge of Probate for 
Addison County, Vt. 

^64. Charles £. Prentiss, M.D., has charge of the Swedenborg Publishing Co. in 
New York. 

*7i. The Hon. Walter E. Howard represents Fair Haven, Vt, in the State 

'73. The Rev. Henry M. Tenny, pastor of the Madison Avenue Congregational 
Church of Cleveland, O., is also occupying the chair of rhetoric in the Case 
School of Applied Science. 

*75. The Rev. Lyman D. Bragg is pastor of the M. E, Church at Wobum, 

*79. Henry W. Hurlburt has accepted the Chair of History and Political 
Science in Marietta College, Ohio. 

*8i. Frederick R. Wiley is Superintendent of Schools at Marinette, Wis. 

*82. John D. Hutchinson is engineer of the Vinton (Pa.) Water Works. 

*86. Marvin H. Dana has been admitted to the bar in Maysville, Miss. 

'88. William B. Clift has entered the General Theological Seminary, New 
York City. 

*88. Bernard M. Cooledge is assistant principal in Carlton boarding school, 
Bradford, Mass. 

'88. Edwin J. Klock has entered Andover Theological Seminary, Mass. 

'88. George £. Knapp has entered Columbia Law School, New York City. 


'60. The Rev. Andrew J. Hageman, of St. Thomas, spent a portion of his 
vacation with the people of his former charge at Hageman's Mills, N. Y. He looks 
hale and hearty, and speaks in commendation of the climate and work of his 
island parish. 

'61. The Rev. James Wyckoflf is the pastor of the Presbyterian Church at 
Pine Plains, N. Y. Brother Wyckoff is the only surviving member of Delta U. in 
the class of *6i. 

*62. Charles H. Briggs is the editor of the Bristol Press at Bristol, Conn. 

'64. The Rev. James H. Bertholf has resigned from the Church at Nassau, 
N. Y., having accepted a call from the Reformed Church at Marlboro, N. J. 


'64. The Rev. Thomas W. Jones has been appointed stated supply of the 
Reformed Church at Bushnell, 111. 

65. The Rev. Adrian Westveer, formerly pastor of the Reformed Church at 
Berea, N. Y„ is now located at Stanton, N. J. 

'66. The Rev. Peter V. Van Buskirk is pastor of a Reformed Church at Graves- 
end, N. Y. He has a son in the class of '91 at the University of the City of New 

'67. Samuel R. Demarest, Jr., is a successful lawyer at Hackensack, N. J. 

'67. Benjamin C. Nevius is connected with the United States Mutual Accident 
Association, at 320 Broadway, New York City, as head of the advertising depart- 
ment His brother, John H. C. Nevius, Rutgers^ *73, is a member of the Board of 
Directors of the association. 

'69. The Rev. William E. Griffis, D.D., has an interesting article in a recent 
number of the Christian Intelligencer on " The Germans in Pennsylvania." Dr. 
Griffis delivered an address before the Inter-Seminary Alliance, held at Boston in 

'69. The Rev. John Hart is a clergyman at Cohanic, Somerset County, N. J. 

'72. The Rev. William J. Leggett is a Reformed Church pastor at Claverack, 
N. Y. 

'73. Daniel II. T. Hawxhurst is a cashier at 92 and 94 Franklin street. New 
York City. 

*74. The Rev, Ralph W. Brokaw, of Belleville, N. J., has accepted a call to 
Hope Congregational Church, Springfield, Mass., as assistant pastor. This church 
is largely engaged in evangelistic work, and has under its control four chapels, a 
school for Christian workers, and an industrial and technological school. 

'76. The Rev. John £X Lyall is a clergyman at Millbrook, N. J. 

*77. The Hon. William H. Van Steenbergh is the United States Commissioner 
for the Northern District of New York, and lives at Canajoharie, N. Y. 

'78. Professor Robert W. Prentiss is the professor of physics at Columbian 
University, Washington, D. C, and is also assistant on the Nautical Almanac, pub- 
lished by the Navy Department 

'79. The Rev. Herman Hageman, of High Falls, N. Y., has been elected 
President of the Classis of Kingston, N. Y. 

*79. The Rev. Theodore Shafer, of Greenwich, N. Y., preached to the congre- 
gation of the First Presbyterian Church at New Brunswick, N. J., on October 14th. 

'81. James M. Van Deusen is engaged in business in Hudson, N. Y. 

'82. J. Chester Chamberlain is connected with the Julien Electric Traction 
Company, 120 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

'83. Henry W. Bcebe, Esq., of New Bnmswick, N. J., spent the summer in 

'84. Charles E. Pattison is engaged in superintending the erection of two new 
electric light stations in New York, N, Y. 

*86. Lewis B, Chamberlain has entered the Theological Seminary at New 
Brunswick, N.J. 

'87. Thurston W. Challen is teaching at the Delhi Academy, Delhi, N. Y. 


'87. Frank A. Pattison is in charge of the Edison Illuminating Works at New 
Orleans, La. 

'88. Sherman G. Pitt is attending Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N. J. 

'88. William A. Beardslee, Oscar M. Voorhees, Ferdinand S. WQson, Charles 
S. WyckofT and Cornelius E. WyckofT have entered the Junior class of the Theolog- 
ical Seminary at New Brunswick, N. J. 


'67. The Hon John C. Sullivan is a practicing attorney at Middleborough, 

*72. The Rev. Edwin A. Herring is a clergyman at Brandon, Vt 

'72. John H. Olcott, Esq., is a clerk in the Post Office Department at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

'76. Henry A. Whitmarsh, M.D., late of East Providence, is now located at 
9 Jackson street. Providence, R. I. 

'76. Judson W. Hastings, M.D., is located at Agawam, Mass. 

*77. The Rev. John R. Gow is parson of the East Washington Avenue Baptist 
Church at Bridgeport, Conn. 

'78. At the meeting of the Rhode Island Teachers* Institute of Instruction held 
in Providence, November ist, 2d and 3d, some of our alumni figured quite prom- 
inently. George F. Weston, '78, was elected Treasurer for another term. Wil- 
liam T. Peck, '70, principal of the Classical Department of the High School, and 
Walter G. Webster, '78, one of his assistants, were elected members of the Board 
of Directors. Brother Peck also was Chairman of the Committee on Necrology. 

'79. The Rev. Edward E. Atkinson is rector of Grace Church, Chicopee, 

'79. The Rev. Edgar T. Farrill is a pastor at Lebanon, N. H. 

'79. Judson L Wood is teaching in Methuen, Mass. 

'80. The address of Charles R. Adams is 61 Cushing avenue, Dorchester, 
Boston, Mais. 

'80. George T. Baker is a dentist in Boston, Mass., at 149A Tremont street 

'80. The Rev. Wesley L. Smith, for several years pastor of Mount Pleasant 
Baptist Church, Providence, R. I., has accepted the pastorate of the Baptist 
Church in Weymouth, Mass., and has removed thither. 

'81. Charles W. Connell, M.D., is practicing his profession in Fall River, 
Mass. His address is 226 South Main street. 

'8x. Alfred H. Hood is an attorney at law at 5 South Main street, Fall River, 

'8x. John A. Taylor is clerking in Boston, Mass. He may be addressed at x 
Hillside place, Maiden, Mass. 

'82. Frank H. Davis was married to Miss Carrie A. Foote, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., last May, They will reside in Franklin Falls, N. H. 

'82. Walter B. Jacobs was married in June to Miss Jotie Chase, both of Prov- 
idence, R. I. 


*82. William E. JiUson, wife and child sailed, for Europe, October 35th. 
Brother Jillson expects to study for a year or more in France and Germany. 

'83. Alfred W. Fitz is of the law firm of Gray & Fitz, 23 Court street, Boston, 
Inlass. He was married to Miss Minnie Martin, of Chelsea, Mass., on October ixth. 
The couple will reside in Chelsea. 

'83. William E. Simonds and Frank M. Branson, '84, are instructors at Cor- 
nell University this year; the former of German, the latter of Greek. Brother 
Branson was instructor of lAtin and Greek at Brawn University last year. 

'84. Albert A. Baker was admitted to practice at the Rhode Island Bar in last 


'84. William M. P. Bowen is assistant clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, 
Providence, R. L 

'85. Harlan P. Abbott, M.D., is assistant physician in the Adams* Nervine 
Asylum, Jamaica Plains, Mass. 

^85. Ferdinand C. French has gone abroad, intending to take a course of 

'86. Clarence H. Manchester has received the position in the English and 
Classical School, Providence, R. L> left vacant by Brother Jillson, ^82. 

'86. Edward C. Bumham is studying at the Boston School of Technology. 

'87. William N. Chase is clerking at 35 Arch street, Boston, Mass. 

'87. Wayland J. Chase has opened an office in Providence, R. I., with the in- 
tention of doing a general insurance and mortgage business. 

'88. Clarence H. Hamilton is teaching in Mr. Swain's private school in Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

'90. Edgar Eldredge is studying law at the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, 


'67. The author of Wentworth's New Geometry acknowledges his indebtedness 
to Professor James M. Taylor, for suggestions and criticisms. 

'69. The Rev. James W. Ford, D.D., of the Citadel Square Baptist Church, 
Charleston, S. C, has received a call to the pastorate of the Second Baptist Church, 
of St Louis, Mo. The call will probably be accepted. 

'73. The Rev. George T. Dowling, D.D. , of Oberlin, Ohio, delivered a lecture 
October 30th before the students of Oberlin College. He will reside at Oberlin for 
a year or more. He preached his farewell sermon to the congregation of the 
Euclid Avenue Baptist Church of Cleveland, O., on the 30th of September. He 
has left the Baptist denomination because of his convictions of the expediency of 
open communion. Every foot of standing room in the church building was occu- 
pied, and the parting between pastor and people was touchingly sad. Dr. Dowling 
intends to rest from labor in the pulpit for a year. The following is from the New 
York Mail and Express of October 2d: 

Cleveland, October 2d {Speciai). — ^The Rev. George Thomas Dowling, who 
recently left the Baptist denomination, was at a dinner given last evening to the 
Rev. Dr. R. S. Storrs by the Congregational Club^ and was given a royal welcome. 


III his Speech Mr. Dowling said : *' Four years ago at a dinner I said that there 
were only four fieet of water between us, and that I was ready to go half-way. I 
have been waiting for yon to come the other half for some time, and really I don't 
know but the Lord means for me to wade clear through." Mr. Dowling announced 
that he had already had a call firom a Congregational Church and had declined it. 

'72. The Baptist Church of Elgin, III, recently cdebrated the fiftieth anniver- 
siry of its establishment The Rev. Hugh O. Rowland, D.D., is its esteemed and 
successful pastor. 

'73. The Rev. Alvah S. Hobart, D.D.,has accepted a call to the Baptist Church 
of Yonkers, N. Y. 

'74. Professor Abraham G. Miller is the Superintendent of the Herkimer 
N. Y., Union School. He is popular and successful. 

'75. Henry C. Lyon, A. M., has charge of a trip to the Pacific Coast, of which 
party Dr. William Dean, Madison, '33, missionary to Siam, will be a member. 

'77. The Hon. Edward W. Douglass is an attorney in Troy, N. Y. 

*8o. Profiessor Thomas F. Hamblin is Instructor in Greek and Science at the 
Academy connected with Bucknell University, Pa. 

'81. Marcus C. Allen is a member of the Board of Education, Sandy HUl, N. Y. 

'83. Profiessor Ralph W. Thomas has resigned his professorship at the Albany, 
N. Y., Academy, and occupied a position in the office of the Board of Regents of 
t^ State of New York, at Albany, N. Y. 

'85. Professor Fred. M Loomis, principal of the Community New York Acad- 
emy, is meeting with marked success as instructor. Mr. G. W. Noyes, who was 
awarded a Cornell University prize of $200 a year, and Brother Noyes, '92, who 
took fourth Dodge entrance prize at Madison University, were prepared by Pro- 
fessor Loomis. 

'87. Oscar R. McKay and Edward M. Jeffers are in the Hamilton Theological 
Seminary, Hamilton, N. Y. 

*87. Owen Cassidy was in the employ of the Republican State Committee and 
did very efiective work as a campaign speaker. 

'88. Irving A. Douglass is on the staif of the New York Trihim, 


*66. Samuel B. Duryea, with his £unily, spent the summer at South Weymouth, 

*78. The Rev. Adolos Allen was graduated firom Princeton Theological Semi- 
nary in 1882, and immediately entered upon his work as pastor of the Claremont 
Pftsbyterian Chiurch of Jersey City Heights, N. J. In January, 1885, he accepted 
a can to the Third Presbyterian Church of WiUiamsport, Penn.» where he still 

'81. Luther S. Ehner is in the office of the Chief Clerk of the Post Office De- 
partment at Washington, D. C. 

'8x. The Rev. Horace G. Underwood, of Seoul, Korea, was honored last May 
with a request from the government that he would take charge of the Royal 
Korean College. This is the highest educational institution in the land, and it is 


intended that it shall develop into a University. Brother Underwood has declined 
to accept the position. 

'86. Joseph H. Bryan was lately married to Miss Jessie Bemd, of this city. 
This happy union took place on Tuesday, October i6th, being only witnessed by 
immediate friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan were the recipients of many 
beautiful and costly presents, among which was a standing lamp from his class- 
mates of this college as a simple expression of their esteem and at the same time 
recognizing his invaluable service in our glee club. Long may this union live, Joe, 
and accept the congratulations of the New York Homoeopathic Medical College 
and Hospital — The Chironian* 

'87. William Francis Campbell is secretary of the New York Dairy Company, 
office, 800 Fulton street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

•87. Alexander B. McKelvey spent the summer at Montclair, N. J. 

'88. Harry E. Schell is in the law offices of Messrs. Shearman & Sterling, 45 
William street, New York, N. Y. 

'90. John T. Mahl spent the simimer with an engineering corps in Washington 

'72, '84, '87, '91. Waiiam H. Atwood. '72; Frederick M. Crossett, '84; WU- 
liam F. Campbell, '87; and Walter C. Reddy, '91, represented the chapter at the 
recent Adelbert Convention. 


'72. Professor Hitchcock, of the Smithsonian Institution, and wife, who have been 
in Japan for the past two years, are arranging to start on the journey homeward. 
They gave up, in June, their charming bungalow at Osaka, which had been their 
home during their stay, and are now at Yokohama. About the first of September 
Professor and Mrs. Hitchcock will sail for home by way of China, India and Europe. 
They will spend a short time in China and in India, but will make their longest 
stop in Germany. They will arrive here in November. — Washington^ D. C, 

'72. President David Starr Jordan, of Indiana University, in company with his 
wife, was in Massachusetts diuing the early part of the summer. The remainder of 
the time he spent fishing in the rivers of the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia. 

'74. The New York Tiot/'j of October 6th says : " A conservatory of entomol- 
ogy has just been completed at Cornell, which is the first and only institution of its 
kind in the country. It is literally a greenhouse for the propagation of bugs and 
pests. If is of the best construction, with laboratories attached, and was devised 
and erected by Professor Comstock, late State Entomologist By this unique means 
the phylloxera, which destroys the grape, and other malignant pests will be studied 
at leisure during the winter. Remedies for crop pests will be sought This new 
institution gives Cornell the best facilities for entomology in the country." 

'74. The abolitionists of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are about to present to Mr. A. 
J. Lamoureux, the editor and proprietor of the Rio News^ and to Signor Angelo 
Agostini, the editor and proprietor of the Revista Illustrada, of the same dty, testis 
monials in the form of gold pens, with diamond settings, each gentleman being hon- 


ored in the same way. Along with Joaquim Nabaco and a few other native Bra- 
zilians, these journalists rank as pioneers in the memorable work of achieving 
emancipation in Brazil. They began their assaults on slavery in 1879, and have kept 
them up continuously ever since. This statement can be made of no other journalists 
in BrazO. The money for the testimonial being $125 in each case, was raised by pop- 
ular subscriptions of twenty.five cents each. Mr. Lamoureux formerly lived for many 
years in the United States and is known in this city. He is a graduate of Cornell 
University. — New York 7t/ms, September nth, 

*82. Norton T. Horr, Esq., is the junior partner of the law firm of Boynton, 
Hale & Horr. They are one of the leading firms in Cleveland, O. 

'83. Charles H. Anderson has a law office at 305} Olive street, St Louis, Mo. 


'73. Harry H. Curtis, M.D., practices his profession in Marietta, O. 

'75. George P. Dye died at his home in Marietta, July 28, 1888. He was one 
of the unfortunate victims of the college alumni banquet held here at Commence- 

'75. John C. Schminke, M.D., is practicing his profession in New York, N. Y. 
Address, 347 West 47th street. 

'77. John A. Dickey, M.D., died at his home in Cincinnati, August 6th last, 
after an illness of over a year. 

'77. Charles L. Dickey, formerly engaged in the wholesale drug business in 
Cincinnati, has withdrawn from that firm, and is now in business with Charles H. 
Bosworthy broker, 168} Walnut street, Cincinnati, O. 

*8o. Emmett Belknap, formerly of Unadilla Academy, Unadilla, N. Y., is 
Superintendent of schools at Whitehall, N. Y. 

'81. William H. Slack, formerly a partner in the Argand Oil Company of 
Marietta, is now cashier of the First National Bank of West Superior, Wis. 

*82. Theron H. Hawkes was married to Miss Florence Curtis, of Marietta, Sep- 
tember 25, 1888. Brother Hawkers and bride left immediately for Duluth, Wis., 
where he is engaged in the real estate business. 

'83. Hannibal A. Williamson died at his home in Matamoras, O., August x8, 
1888. The cause of his death was typhoid fever, supposed by many to have been 
caused by the alumni dinner. 

'84. Edgar B. F. Kinkead is assistant State Law Librarian at Columbus, O. 

'84. Minor Morris, who has been lying very ill with typhoid fever all summer, 
is now nearly convalescent, and will soon continue his medical studies at the Ohio 
Medical College, Cincinnati, O. 

'87. Fred. £. Comer is employed by Commons, Bassett & Co., Grain Com- 
mission Merchants, Minneapolis, Minn. Address xxi6 Harmon place, Minneapo- 
lis, Minn. 

'88. Walter G. Beach has been appointed tutor in English in the college, 
and continued as tutor in Greek in the Preparatory Department. He gives excel- 
lent satisfaction. 


'88. Robert M. Labaree started to Oroomish, Persia, as a missionary soon 
after his graduation, and reports a pleasant and interesting journey thus fiar. He 
carries with him the best wishes of the Marietta chapter. 

'88. Benjamin W. LAbaree is employed by the Presbyterian Board of Foreign 
Missions in New York, N. Y. 

'88. William Addy has accepted a position in the Addyston Iron Works at 
Addyston, a suburb of Cincinnati. He expects to go there in a few weeks. 


'79. Julius J. Van Home is the publisher and editor of the Elkland Journal^ 
Elkland, Pa. 

'80. George G. Miner is assistant cashier in Miner's Bank, Fredonia, N. Y. 

'83. The Rev. Charles F. Sitterly, Ph.D., of Crawford, N. J., spent the 
summer abroad. He traveled through Ireland, Scotland, England, France and 
Switzerland, down the Rhine, and visited Milan, Lucerne, Cologne, Antwerp, 
Brussels and Waterloo. 

'87. DeWitt S. Hooker is studying theology at Drew Theological Semmary, 
Madison, N. J. 

'87. Charles X. Hutchinson is editing the <* State Sunday School Report," 
which will soon appear, and will contain about one hundred and fifty pages of 
statistics and other matter. 


'84. Ekner E. Beach, Esq., is a successful lawyer in Chicago, 111. 

'85. Alexander F. Lange is again with his Abna Mater, putting the Freshmen 
through the '* Elements of English." Brother Lange has been abroad, studying 
the lives and customs of the Germans at Marborg. 

'85. Joseph H. Drake, who has been occupying a responsible educational 
position in Battle Creek, Mich., and elsewhere, is now a tutor in the University of 

'85. Frederick Hicks has given over the charge of the La Porte, Ind., schools 
to Brother Nathan D. Corbin, '86, and is with us again as a tutor. 

'85. Robert N. Burnett is railroad editor of the New York Sun, 

'86. George C. Schemm, M.D., is a practicing physician in Saginaw City, 

'86. William H. Sherzer, who has been teaching the past two years in Sagi- 
naw, Mich., is with us again, pursuing advanced work. 

'87. Arthur L. Benedict, M.D., is taking a post graduate course in the Medi- 
cal Department of the University of Pennsylvania. For the last six months he has 
held the position of Senior House Physician in the Rochester City Hospital. 

'88. Paul V. Perry and Clayton A. Read are working together on the Detroit 
Tribune. Their rooms are at 39 Miami avenue, and Delta U.'s are always 

'88. William H. Turner came up to our banquet the other night 


'S8. Frederick C. Clark is teaching in the Ann Arbor, Mich., High School. 

'88. Elmer £. Clark, Esq., is practicing law in Hamilton, Mo. 

'88. Benton Middlekaoff, Esq., is practicing law at Chattanooga, Tenn. 


'85. William H. Foster, Esq., of Genesee, BL, is the private secretary of 
Albert Griffin, Chairman of the Anti-Saloon Republican National Committee, 
Mamhattan, Kan. He has been in New York during the £aU. 


'83. Archie L. Hodges has charge of the Proctor Academy, Andover, N. H. 

'83. Jose A. Machado has returned from Europe, and expects to continue with 
the Edison Co. at Schenectady, N. Y. 

'85. Hem7 T. Hildreth, who has been studying in Germany for the past three 
years, has returned to Cambridge. 

'85. Joseph A. Hill, who received an A.M. at the last Commencement, is con- 
tinuing his studies in history at Harvard. 
* '85. William C. Smith is practicing law in Boston. 

'85. Charles M. Harrington has recently opened a law office at 208 Main 
street, Buffido, N. Y. 

'86. Binney Gunnison is in the Newton Theological School, Mass. 

'88. Frederic Plummer, is in the banking busmess in Boston, Mass. 

'86. Ralph W. Black is stud3ring law at his home in Gardner, Mass. 

'87. Frank Vogel is instructor in French and German at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass. 

'87. George H. Tuttle is in the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. 

'88.* John R. Eldridge has just started for California, where he expects to 

'88. Edward H. Kidder has been appointed instructor in Mathematics at St. 
Marks School, Southboro, Mass. 


'85. Benjamin W. McGaUiard and William J. Burd, '87, Ph.B., are third year 
students in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. 


'86. The Rev. Oscar J. Cohen is pastor of a church in Mobile, Ala. 

'87. George G. Saxe, Jr., is teaching at Brooks' Military Academy on Sibley 
street, Cleveland, O. 

'87. Chauncey B. Stone is in the Second National Bank, comer 23d street 
and Fifth avenue, New York City. 

'88. Robert Goeller has entered the Columbia Law School. 

'90. Frank R. Temple is with the Mount Morris Bank, X25th street and Fourth 
avenue. New York, N. Y. 



*88. Harlan S. Miner is assistant chemist for the Welsbach Incandescent Gas 
Light Company, Gloucester, N. J. 

*88. Charles J. Parker is at his home in Watertown, N. Y. 

'88. Luther R. Zollinger is at the Phoenix Works, Iron Founders and Ma- 
chinists, comer State and Canal streets, Harrisburg, Pa. 

'88. Harry S. Morrow is with Bakewell & Kerr, Patent Law Office, Grant 
street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 


'S/. Wilson L. Fairbanks, recently of the reportorial staif of die Republican^ 
of Springfield, Mass., has been appointed night editor. 

'87. Henry W. Hayes is first assistant to county commissioners, located at 
Medford, Mass. 

'87. Clemente Valdes is employed in the surveying party of the Sullivan 
Harbor and Land Company, and boards at the Riverside House, Sullivan, Me. 

At '87*5 first annual dinner, as alumni, there were present the following I>dta 
U.*s : Frank O. Melcher, Henry W. Hayes, True W. White, and Alva E. Snow. * 
True W. White was re-elected Vice-President for the ensuing year. 


'64. The Rev. Ebenezer B. Caldwell has been pastor of a church in Mume- 
apolis, Minn., since 1884. 


'72. Joseph C. McKee is a member of the McKee Co., Farm Loans, Real 
Estate, Insurance, etc., Richfield, Kan. 

'74. Charles S. Cowan, M.D., is practicing his profession at Fort Jones, Cal. 
*76. Aaron E. Moore is an attorney at law at 271 Main street, Cincinnati, O. 


'74. Thomas W. Busche, M.D., has removed to 129 Second avenue, New 
York. He is Assistant Surgeon at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, at which 
institute Fred. Whiting, Amherst^ *82, is also located. 

'74. Charles W. Rush, M.D., U. S. N., is doing shore duty at Zitka, Alaska. 

'77. William White, M.D., is Professor of General Pathology in the New York 
Homoeopathic Medical College. Selden H. Talcott, M.D., HamiUan^ '69, of Middle- 
town, N. Y., is a lecturer in the same institution. 


'70. Professor Flavel S. Luther, Jr., is Professor of Mathematics and Astron- 
omy, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. 













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The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Social Fraternity in 
WiUiams College, November 4, 1834. 

The LVth Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Syraeust 
Chapter, at Syracuse, N. Y., October 23d, 24th, 25th, 1889. 

The officers-are: 

Honorary President, - • Joseph O'Connor, Rochester^ '63. 

Active President, • Rev. Smith T. Ford, MatUson^ '78. 

First Vice-President, • • Prof. E. Ben. Andrews, LL.D., Brawn, *70i 

Second Vice-President, - Starr J. Murphy, Esq., Amhirst, *8i. 

Third Vice.Prssii»ent, - . Jay W. Somerville, Syraeust, '9a 

Secretary, .... Frederick V. Fisher, Syracuse, '91. 

Treasurer, .... Forrest W. Beers, Nortkwestem, '89. 

Orator, - . . . Henry A. Buttz, D.D., Union, '58. 

Alternate Orator, • Samuel E. Herrick, D.D., Amherst, '59. 

Poet, ... . Henry Randall Waitb, Ph. D.,//2imt7/tfM,*68. 

Historian, ... . Josiah Strong, D.D., Adelbert, '69. 

Chaplain, - - Prof. Wm. H. Maynard, D.D., Handlton, '54. 

Librarian, .... Herman V. Ames, Amherst, '88. 

the executive COUNCIU ^S«fc 

Walter E. Merritt, Amherst, '87, 1S9. 

Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, Ph.D., Syracuse, '84, 1889. 

John Q. Mitchell, Marietta, '80, 1890. 

William R. Broughton, Williams, '87, 1890. 

Walter C Reddy, New York, '91, 1889. 

WiLUAM E. Young, Jr., ColumHa, '91, 188^ 

Secretary— ViKLTtK E. Merritt, 8 East 47th Street, New York, N. Y. 


Address all communications to Box 2887, New York, N. Y. 


WiLUAM Sheafe Chase, Brawn, '81, EtHtar-in-Chief. 
"Saw ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, $3.50; morocco, $6.50. 


Now ready for delivery. Price, in doth, $1.65, by mail. 


THE DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY is conducted by a board of editor* 
elected annually by the Fraternity Convention. Its aim i& to further the interests 
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 under-graduates. 

The price of subscription is one dollar per volume. 

Back numbers.— ^Volumes II, HI, IV, V and VI may be luA; price, $1 each. 

To Advertisers. — Contracts for advertising will be made on tiiese terms: Pre- 
fienred space, one page, $60, four issues; one-half page, 14a Ordinary space,, 
one page^ $50^ four issues; one-half page, $30. 

All communications should be addrused to the 


Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, New York, '84, Editor-in-Chief. 
Albert Warren Ferris, M.D., New York, *78. 
Samuel Max Brickner, Rochester^ '88. 

Vol. VII. FEBRUARY, 1889. No. 2. 


In the midst of the college year, with its duties and pleasures, in 
many of which our fraternal relations play so important a part, we 
may well pause to consider the requirements of fraternity life and our 
individual reponsibilities. We need no longer discuss the ideal fra- 
ternity man, or enumerate the various qualities we would wish our 
newly created brothers to possess. Having vowed their vows of 
loyalty, a certain number of men from the incoming class have been 
duly enrolled, and are of us and among us, for good or ill. Just here 
the question may arise. What is loyalty ? What relations do we bear 
to that ideal community life, attainment to which is the goal of every 
real Greek-letter society ? What attitude must we, by our vows, as- 
sume toward the fostering mother ? Certainly those relations must 
extend to every phase of college life. In the ordinary study and recita- 
tion and the wholesome contest for priority, in the extraordinary seek- 
ing for glory in the prize examination or on the athletic field, in the 
advancement to positions of honor by students or professors, in the 


battling against college temptations — ^in all these the fraternity has im- 
portant interests that must be considered by the loyal man. A selfish 
man cannot be a truly lojral man. And this fault of selfishness, when 
apparently subdued, may continually appear, hydra-like, with a new 
and more loathsome visage. Of course one's primary object in enter- 
ing college is to obtain a good education ; but it is an open question 
whether the broadest and best education is to be secured by exclusive 
attention to curriculum studies. The fraternity system, based on the 
soundest principles, seeks for social and moral, as well as mental, de- 
velopment, and a loyalty that aids in the attainment of such ends can- 
not but strengthen and improve the individual mind and character. 
It is selfishness, and cannot therefore be loyalty, to devote one's ener- 
gies so completely to the mastery of the usual languages and sciences 
as to neglect other equally important duties of the college life. This 
type of student may, to be sure, dutifully attend all the meetings of 
his chapter, and perfunctorily perform such tasks as may be assigned 
him ; but there is painfully lacking any deep sympathy with the work 
of the fraternity, any interest in the advancement of its standard. 

' On the other hand, it is selfishness, and not loyalty, to devote one's 
college years solely to the pursuit of athletic honors, disregarding and 
lowering the fraternity's standard of scholarship. Honors, whether 
scholastic or athletic, lend glory to our chapter's name ; but the fra- 
ternity seeks general development and broadening of the mind, while 
such self-devotion to a single phase of the college life narrows the 
intellect and the sympathies. Again, it is selfishness, and not loyalty, 
neglecting the higher aims, the more wholesome ambitions, to live 
wholly in a social atmosphere, where the intellect shallows and the 
affections grow cold, and selfishness, lightly assumed, becomes a 
robe of Nessus that cannot be torn off, and slowly instills its poison 
of the soul. We must not be one-sided men, however strongly a 
single phase may appeal to our sympathies and desires. 

Honestly striving to be loyal men, we cannot fail to tread the 
broadest path and attain the highest reward in the most complete gen- 
eral development This loyalty is not alone to the fraternity, it is 
loyalty to our Maker and to ourselves. Striving after the ideal fraternity 
life, in which each one should consider himself a determining fiictor, 
we must enter upon our chapter duties with an enthusiasm bom of 
true affection. Not only by the performance of the allotted tasks, but 

A bird's xte vixw of delta u.'s progress. 91 

by the spirit in which thej are performed, must we judge our work. 
When we see a brother voluntarily endeavoring to render the chapter 
meetings and the chapter social life as attractive as possible, seeking 
recrnits among the best of his fellow collegians, and working with a 
will to secure them, constantly spreading the good report of the order 
among his acquaintances, and still raising the moral and social tone 
of the local organization by precept and example, then we may look 
with a degree of confidence to the other phases of his college life. We 
may expect to find him entering into every manly sport with an en- 
thusiasm and abandon that only the consciousness of duty well done 
can inspire ; we may expect to find him pursuing, with equal vigor 
and enthusiasm, the studies that will serve and adorn his later years. 
Such b the well developed man that we should seek to emulate, look- 
ing upward and not downward, forward and not backward, and ever 
lending a hand to all that call, that we may hear at last the " Well 
done, good and faithful servant 1 " 


The following tables are presented as a comprehensive exhibition 
of the growth of Delta Upsilon in members and chapters during her 
fifty-four years of life. No attempt has been made to conceal any 
facts or figures that are unwelcome, because they indicate past weak- 
nesses, but rather the whole truth is boldly shown, that the present and 
active generation of Delta U. men may take warning thereby. 

The figures given for each class of each chapter simply represent 
the number of men initiated fi-om the class, and take no account of 
whether all graduated from that college or some other college, or not 
at all. The sole authority for the figures from 1 834 to 1 883, inclusive, is 
the 1884 Quinquennial, while those of later classes have been compiled 
from the Quinquennial and other pertinent fraternity publications, in- 
cluding the Annuals and Quarterly. The dates of the establishment 
or re-establishment of chapters are also on the authority of the Quin- 
quenmoL The date of death of each chapter has been fixed at the date 
of the graduation of the last member, except where the chapter formally 
declared its own decease. Vermont has been included in the list of 
dead chapters, in accordance with the resolve passed by a recent con- 



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Many striking facts r^^rding the Fraternity's history are brought 
out by these tables. The yearly variation in the proportion of dead 
and live chapters is seen to be a comparatively sure index to the Fra- 
ternity's prosperity or lack of it Thus up to 1861 all went well and 
the Fraternity had at the end of that year eleven live chapters and three 
dead ones. The war time was a great trial, however, to Delta Upsilon 
as well as to most of its rivals, and the close of 1865 was perhaps the 
darkest period of her history, the live chapters numbering eight and 
the dead ones seven, including WilliamSy Union^ Amherst^ and Colby. 
With the adoption of a broader constitution and the present Fraternity 
name, in 1864 had come the promise of better things and the promise 
was soon fulfilled. During 1869 two new chapters were added, and 
Union and Amherst were revived. The ten years following were un- 
eventful ones, and it was not until the institution of the Executive 
Council in 1879 that another forward step was taken. Harvard and 
Northwestern were then invaded, but the Council remained practically 
a figure-head until 1883, when at Marietta it was given power of its 
own and made the center of Fraternity management The story of 
growth in the last five years is a matter of current knowledge. 

The ups and downs of chapter membership are likewise of much 
interest The number of members from a class averaged less than fifty 
men from 1834 to 1856, although in 1856 the number rose as high 
as eighty-six. The century line of membership was passed tem- 
porarily in 1873, also in several years later, but it is only since 1881 
that the number has regularly exceeded one hundred. Judging from 
present indications, however, the 200-mark will ere long be per- 
manently behind us. Another noteworthy fact is that while it required 
twenty-one years to secure 1,000 alumni, the second 1,000 were gained 
in fifteen years, the third 1,000 in eleven years and the fourth in 
seven years. As will be seen, the '88 graduates brought the number 
of alumni up to 4,045. 

Further investigation will reward the careful searcher with addi- 
tional statistics bearing on the life of the Fraternity or the individual 
chapters and classes. In a subsequent article the writer hopes to 
present a series of tables showing the comparative growth of the 
prominent college Fraternities, together with some consideration of the 
possibilities of Delta U. extension. 


A laige part of the October, 1888, number of the Z>. K. E. Quarterly 
is devoted to the description of the house which, since last June, has 
sheltered the members of Tau (Hamilton) chapter of the fraternity. A 
photo-engraving is given of the house, which shows it to be a large, 
commodious and discreetly ornate wooden building of the style called 
Queen Anne, with comfortable verandas and attractive balconies — ^a 
veritable "House of Seven Gables." It will be recalled that in the 
summer of 1886 Tau's house was lost by fire, when it was little more 
than a year old. The chapter deserves hearty congratulation for her 
courageous and speedy rise from so disheartening a catastrophe. Space 
fiiils us to detail the interior elegance and comfort of the house as de- 
scribed. Suffice it to say that such a house was admirably deserving 
of and fitted for so jolly a warming as that to which the chronicles bear 

Another house — that of the New York D. K. E. Qub— is described 
in an illustrated sketch reproduced from the Club Book recently issued. 
This house is indeed ideal, and probably its only rival in New York 
is the St Anthony (Delta Psi) club-house. 

From a very sensible and seasonable editorial on "Fraternity 
Education " we cut the following paragraphs: 

*' Among the other departments of fratemitj activity is one which assumes in- 
creasing importance with the increasing wealth of material, one which we imagine 
does not receive the attention its importance demands, namely, the instruction of 
undergraduate members of the fraternity in its social and political history. As a 
rule, the members of * campaign ' and * rushing ' committees can talk very intel- 
ligently of the exploits of their particular chapter, the character of its members, the 
men who founded it, perhaps, and the members who have added lustre to its roll. 
Beyond this the average member knows little. It takes some degree of broad- 
mindedness thoroughly to imbibe the fraternity idea applied to a dozen or more 
chapters. Therefore the average man is a chapter man. And his chapter is to him 
the fraternity. * * One of the first requirements of a man admitted to member- 
ship in D. K. E. should be that he make himself fiimiliar with the history of the 
frmtemity*s founding and growth. The council in its messages has frequently urged 
upon chapters the desirability of some systematic and consistent course in this 
natter. But so £ur as we know none of the chapters have an absolute requirement 
OB the subject Of course the difficulties in the way are considerable. It Is. 


naturally difficult to inspire a man just in his novitiate with a consuming thirst to 
know the hbtory of the fraternity to which he belongs, even if he be enthusiastic in 
his loyalty. Knowledge, if any great effort is necessary to obtain it, does not 
usually spring up a spontaneous desire in the mind of youth. For this reason in- 
dividual chapters should see to it that members are provided on entering the frater- 
nity with a sketch of the founding of the fraternity, the growth of its constitution, 
the policy it has adopted in the important matters of extension, membership, 
recognition by college governments, chapter nomenclature and heraldry." 

In another editorial an attractive but scarcely feasible plan for 
** Making History " is thus outlined : 

** Let there be kept, by the proper authority, a series of blank or scrap books, 
with pages devoted to each of the several chapters. Under the proper caption 
could be inserted the name of each man who is initiated into the mysteries of the 
fraternity. A blank space after each name could serve to contain newspaper items, 
notices, memoranda — ^in short, anything relating to the man*s history or life. To 
keep such a record as this correct and up to date, would probably require all the 
time that one man could give — one man who should be a careful, painstaking 
worker, with a large acquaintance throughout the fraternity. He should be an 
officer, appointed for this purpose— a sort of Master of the Rolls — if possible, at a 

The Exchange Editor had a psycho-neurotic seizure while reviewing 
his last exchanges. We give an abbreviated account of the attack in 
a few quotations from his own words : 

*< When our Exchange Editor ran up to the mountains for his summer breath- 
ing spell he took the latest-bom progeny of his several esteemed contemporaries 
along with him, intending to run through their pages as an agreeable part of his 
vacation. * * It was a delightful day in early September when he sat down at a 
table with the little parti-colored pile of exchanges before him. * * Perhaps it was 
the fiict that he had just been reading Svrift's ' Battle of the Books,* eked out with an 
association of ideas ; perhaps it was only one of those sporadic phantoms that drift 
from dreamland, causeless and unheralded ; but at all events the Exchange Editor 
had what he afterwards recognised as a dream, but which at the time wore the 
semblance of reality. * * The volumes which lay on his table suddenly became gal- 
vanized into life, and one after another slipped silently over the edge and disap- 
peared across the grass like so many butterflies. At a certain point they dropped 
from view as suddenly as though they were gone behind a curtain or had passed 
beyond the touch of vision. In a moment one by one they re -appeared out of the 
ground on the other side of the dreamer, but in very different forms." 

Various exchanges appeared in disguises, masks and fancy cos- 
tumes during the editor's delirium. A slender young woman with 
masses of yellow hair ; a tall, prim-looking individual carrying a quill 


pen and a palm-leaf fan ; a female clothed in diaphanous gauze, bear- 
ing a shield and some tawdiy trinkets ; a gristly spectre enunciating 
platitudes ; a chunky-figured girl in a tailor-made dress, and others, 
joined in the dance or marched in the procession in the weird halluci- 
nation which was created by the diseased brain of the editor. This 
was the disguise under which The Delta Upsilon Quarterly appeared 
to the sufferer : 

*' Behind her, mounted on a magnificentJooking charger, was a huge, burly 
leUow of enormous bodily development. He was clothed from head to heel in 
complete mail, but the visor was raised, showing a fierce, angry £u:e, distorted by 
passion, but evidently the index of a weak character. In his right hand he brand- 
ished a huge club dripping with blood, and bawled hoarsely for * a ring.' As soon 
as the editor had sufficiently recovered from his first terror to approach the ghastly 
warrior, he discovered that the magnificent charger was only a dead skin filled out 
with straw, the plate-armor only polished tin, the huge club only stuffed paper, and 
the blood only red paint. The bawling sound was caused by a mechanical device 
sitnated in the helmet It needed no glance at the tag to tell the editor that the 
figure was The Delta Upsilon Quarterly." 

We are pained if our criticism of the D, K, E, Quarterly^ in our 
July number, precipitated this grave attack in the case of the Exchange 
Editor. Had we known his enfeebled condition we would have shut 
our ears to the bombast, our nose to the scandals and our eyes to the 
errors of D. K. £., and turned away without touching upon the ab- 
surd pretenses that are so apparent to every man of sense. 

Two numbers of the Delta of Sigma Nu lie before us — ^those for 
October and December, 1888 — little duodecimos of about twenty-five 
pages each. The college annuals are reviewed in the October number 
in the fashion of many of the fraternity publications. These reviews, 
with those of the Greek-letter exchanges, fill the greater part of the 
space in the October number, while chapter-letters are held over and 
published in mass in the December number. Systematic reviewing of 
the Greek-letter exchanges had fallen into disuse lately in the case of 
the Delta^ the editor contenting himself (and presumably his readers) 
with "Greek Clippings" without comment But comments are often 
interesting, and those in the October issue are ofthe interesting variety. 
The chapter-letters show activity and enthusiasm out of all proportion 
with the small membership of the chapters, and evince a generous 
and friendly spirit toyrard rival fraternities. 


With the other friends of the Arrow, we rejoice in its changed 
appearance. It is no longer "pale, blue and consumptive/' as once 
called by an ungallant contemporary. Its forms have grown to a sub- 
stantial size, its paper is of a far better quality, and its pages are a third 
again as numerous. A tasteful cut upon its new cover, first printed 
for the December, 1888, number, consists of a scroll supported by an 
olive branch and transfixed by an arrow, the head of which is partially 
embedded in the wall behind the scroll. On the feathers and stele of 
the arrow are the Greek letters Pi Beta Phi. These letters, large and 
black, appear also upon the centre of the scroll, while above all, shed- 
ding effulgent rays in all directions, are the letters of the old motto, 
" L C." Always Greek in spirit and in aims, the sorosis finally de- 
•dded at the convention of last October by an unanimous vote of the 
delegates to be Greek also in name, and to change the title of the 
sorosis from I. C. to Pi Beta Phi. As the scribe of Iowa Iota 
writes in her chapter-letter : '^ The regret felt in changing the beloved 
''I. C for Pi Beta Phi is like that felt by the bride when she takes her 
husband's name." It is a great stride taken. 

The convention was large and enthusiastic, but representative and 
conservative ; and the Arrow feels the impulse given by the convention. 
It is no longer tipped with pin-feathers. Its flight is stronger, it hits 
harder, its aim is truer. Following an account of the convention and 
a digest of the reports presented thereat come several animated chapter- 
letters, brief and judicious editorials, marriage and death notices, items 
of Greek gossip and exchange reviews, together with several pages of 
personals. One chapter correspondent enters a plea that the Arrow 
be published sub rosa, and remarks : 

** We can find so many reasons why it should be su^ rosa, bat as it is not, 
there m\ist be some reason on the other side. We wish some one would answer our 
question, ' Why should the Arrcw not be strictly sub rosa t " 

Our answer is, " Because we should then be deprived of the pleasure 
of reading it'' ^ 

There is a wide difference between the spirit of the first three and 
that of the last three pages of Anchora for November, 1888. There is 
an unassuming, hesitating style that shows modesty and lack of confi- 
dence, in the former portion of the magazine ; while a satisfied matu- 
rity and a judicial equality mark the latter pages. We infer that the 


editorial board gained courage as it grew older in service and more 
practiced in action. Yet the editorials, a contributed article called 
"The Year's Outlook " and the editorial note in the "Alumnae De- 
partment " all join in the production of the minor chord of a cry for 
help for the fraternity and for its organ. Anchara has a brief and 
pointed but yet eloquent way of calling every one's attention to the fact 
that some chapters sent no letters for publication in the current number. 
Here and there, among excellent letters from other chapters, we find 
in parenthesis the words: "Reserved for Delta," "Reserved for 
Theta," etc. A whole page of editorial complaint or attack could not 
be more forcible. « 

The welcome Scroll oi Phi Delta Theta appeared promptly in Decem- 
ber and again in January. The former of these two numbers con- 
tained the most valuable examination of College Annuals that we have 
seen. We wish it had been written for these pages with the mention 
of Delta Upsilon honors, achievements and prominence — as incident- 
ally stated in the annuals — ^woven into the review as skilfully and 
pleasantly as have been the Phi Delta Theta features in the Scroll 
article. General Harrison, President-elect, has a share of the space 
in several departments, and all the anecdotes of him and letters refer- 
ring to him are interesting. The value of a chapter library — ^nay, 
its necessity — is urged in an editorial, from which we present a 
clipping : 

<* It is invaluable to a college society in many ways, and is both a source of 
pleasure and profit to the members, and an attraction to those without. Do not 
think that such a thing can be brought into existence by an edict or a free expendi- 
ture of money, and do not think that a Greek-letter chapter library most be essen- 
tially different from any other. It must be a growth and a slow growth at that, 
and when once instituted it will grow rich and strong with age. • • • 
Do not depend at all on gifts. They will be sure to come, but let them be pleasant 
surprises. Devote a portion, no matter how small, of your .ipcome, and even if 
you can only lay aside a few dollars a month, you will not be long in seeing the 
good results. * * * It should, of course, contain all books and papers 
issued by fraternities, or on fraternity subjects, and, as fiu* as possible, a complete 
file of all fi^temity journals. • • • Perhaps the most important thing 
of all after the move has been made is the selection of the proper man to expend 
the money, and take care of the books, etc Start a library in your chapter if you 
can ; but, if jrou do, do not put a man over it for some petty reason which is 
worthless. Be sure you choose a man who has care, diligence and judgment, and 
be sure that he has the wd£sre of the enterprise as well as of the chapter at heart*' 



In the January, 1889, number are published many extracts from 
chapter minutes, old letters and old reports. This is a wise act The 
value of such papers is immense, and printing them preserves the facts 
beyond the reach c^ the accident which may at any time destroy the 
originals, or render them ill^ble. In a letter dated November 8th, 
written by the scribe of Northwestern Chapter of Phi Delta Theta, we 
find the following paragraph : 

'* Considerable fraternity feeling has been stirred up'over the pan-Hellenic ban- 
quet which was to have been held Uiis term. Sigma Chi, Phi Kappa Pii and Beta 
Theta Pi have voted to exclude Delta Upsilon from this banquet We do not con- 
sider it as pan-Hellenic with one fraternity omitted, and so have decided that 
we will not participate unless the Delta U*s are admitted." 

Phi Delta Theta evidently defines pan-HeUemc according to the 
lexicons, and, moreover, exhibits a very friendly spirit as well as a 
sense of justice. 

The Kappa Alpha charger brought his rider into our presence 
again with the advent of the November number oi^tJoumaL From 
an interesting address delivered last July at the convention of the 
state association of Louisiana, we quote : 

*< We are bound together for the purpose of remaining steadfitft to lofty prin- 
ciples, advancing the mind, and for social intercourse, and not to war against 
' the powers that be' of a college or a imiversity with whom it is our duty to labor 
harmoniously, and this must result in great good, not only to fraternity men, but 
also to those of the uninitiated who surround us. From our knightly traditions 
flow a disposition and desire to aid the weak and relieve the oppressed, and guard 
and protect woman, who has ever been the magnet that holds man fruit to nobility 
and purity, and these necessarily result in a mighty and almost incalculable influ- 
ence for good.** 

The Knights of the Crimson Cross show a very liberal and benevo- 
lent spirit, if the utterances of this orator give voice to the Kappa 
Alpha feeling. His concluding sentences are these : 

■*Onr fraternity is called Southern Kappa Alpha because its chapters are 
south of Idason ai\d Dixon*s line, and to distinguish it from the Kappa Alpha fra- 
temity of the North ; but the sectionalism that many Northern Republicans culti- 
vate has no dwelling-place in our ranks, and should not be tolerated in those of 
any secret college society. All fraternities. North and South, should be cemented 
by friendship. < The Southern cross should be crowned with a Northern star, and 
the Northern pine should bend to kiss the Southern palm.* To our sister Kappa 
Alphas who are absent, but whose presence we always fed, and who are the 


embodiment of one of the immortal principles of our order, I mtt«t return thamka 
for the interest they ever manifest m our welfare ; and thanks to them for the 
honor they pay us by wearing the shield and the cross and the crimson and the 
gold, which should make our resolution irrefragable never to cast discredit upon 
them and never to detract one iota from the principles that are represented by our 
fraternity pin. Their respect and esteem for Kappa Alpha b the brightest jewel 
in our crown, which should pierce the darkness of any misfortune that might 
enshroud us, ' as the moon in russet mantle clad conies o*er the top of some high 
eastern hill, dispersing the gloom of night.' " 

The general tone of the chapter-letters is not high ; they are 
rambling, shallow and vapid, for the most part Sigma writes, " once 
again have we returned to college, and once again is our little band 
gathered around the chapter fire." As that little band consisted of two 
men, it is somewhat of a strain upon the imagination to conceive of 
the shape or position of the men during the gathering. 

In the '' Observatory " of this number of iht/aumalthe cause and 
result of the last national election is reviewed, with a prophecy added — 
that of Democratic success in 1892, if the political issues remain the 
same. With twenty-eight chapters Kappa Alpha should present her 
readers with a larger quarterly. 

The January number of the youmal opens with a budget of light 
poems, contributed and selected. The chapter-letters follow them, 
giving pleasant reports from many bands of knights. The reader can- 
not h\\ to be struck with the tone of forbearance and respect toward the 
other fraternities which pervades the letters, and indeed the whole 
JoumaL No petty jealousy is felt, no antagonism is expressed; " live 
and help live" appears to be the motto of the Kappa Alphas. 

A brief editorial on ''Alumni Chapters" includes the following 
words : 

" We would now state in a general way that our plan is to establish alumni 
chapters in every town where there are a number of Kappa Alphas; to arrange for 
two or more additional degrees (specially for alumni chapters and supplementary 
to those in college chapters); to make membership in a odiege chapter a necessary 
condition for membership in an alumni chapter, but not in itself a sufficient reason 
therefor; the ritual and constitution for these alumni chapters to be prescribed by 
the general convention of the order and to be the same for all, but each chapter to 
be allowed to make its own by-laws and internal arrangements as to fiees, fines» 
methods of entertainment, etc" 

The *' No^es and Clippings " are unusually interesting and varied. 
The *' Observatory " is devoted to reprints of a letter from a South Car* 


olinian to Harp^t Weekly^ and the editor's reply in the WeMy^ on 
the race problem in the Sooth. « 

The Alpha Phi Quarterly^ Volume I, No. 3 — ^the first we have seen 
— is extremely prepossessing in appearance. It is a handsomely printed, 
two-column quarto of twenty pages, published at tlvanston, 111. The 
editor-in-chief is Miss Cora Allen, of the Beta (Northwestern Univer- 
sity) chapter. Its contents are varied and attractive. The post of 
honor in the literary department is occupied by an article by Mrs. 
Frances E. Willard, on "Society and Society Women; — ^A New Defi- 
nition." We quote one paragraph : 

" I have thought we are moving onward in the social world. There is less 
etiquette and more reality; less veneering and more real grain of the wood. Once 
the business of well-to-do women was society. What did that mean? That the 
be-all and end-all was to dress in fashion, dance a minuet with stateliness, preside 
at a dinner of several hours* duration with mastership, and so on. Now, to be 
sore, there are large circles of women to whom the decolUte dress, whirling waltz, 
progressive euchre party and box at the theatre are the world's chief charm. But 
the spell of this sort of life has been broken. The special inclosure known as Society 
grows smaller and less fascinating to the great many-sided world of women. Christ- 
ianity is emancipating us, and showing us so many other things to do . Women more 
gifted, cultured and rich than those who give themselves wholly to society, devote 
themselves nowadays to things they find so much more worthy of them, that 
* society women * have become a subdivision, quite clearly marked, of the real woman- 
hood that has a broad, free life and outlook on the world." 

From a smoothly flowing poem on " Retrospection," by Miss Pulse, 
of De Pftuw, we cut the first four stanzas : 

** The wheels of time move swift; years come and go. 
We're rushed from scene to scene upon life's stage. 
Time never ceases in its tireless rounds. Alas ! 
We're hurried on from infancy to age. 

' Twas only yesterday in childish glee 

We chased the butterfly from flower to flower. 
Or wept a flood of tears, because the bee 

Resented with its sting our youthful power. 

' Twas only yesterday in wild delight 

We blew the glittering bubble, but to see 
It burst in air and disappear from sight. 

And leave us wondering why this should be. 

Ah, glittering bubble, as we journey on we'll find 
Thou'rt not the only one that bursts and £ides away* 

How oft we build iaxt castles in the air, 
Which lie in ruins by another day." 


Several essays and other contributions, on diverse subjects, testify 
to the intellect and broad culture of the authors. Of these the pro- 
duction of Miss Towle, of Beta, " The Migration of the Muses, " 
deserves especial mention. 

A chapter-letter appears from each of the four chapters then ex- 
isting, a few personals, also wedding and death announcements are 
published, and there is a page of editorials. The Quarterly has un- 
doubted merit and deserves the success it will achieve. 

The first pages of The Key, for December, read by the Editor, 
were those on which is printed the letter from Phi (Boston University) 
chapter. He found it lively, thoughtful and refreshing. Turning 
thence to the initial contribution, a song called '* Always Kappas," he 
skipped it, but the succeeding articles he read with interest, beginning 
with Mrs. Livermore's address on the true ideals. Before reaching the 
well drawn " Plea for Alumnae Chapters" he had acknowledged the 
final establishment of a conviction which had been growing for months, 
and he was ready to say — ay, and to prove — that a fraternity journal 
which admits good matter not strictly Greek-letter in character is better 
than one which does not make this admission, ^^/eri> ^r^i^i^. He 
therefore, with so good a text as the last Key, asserts the prerogative of 
an editor, and in the style of Julius Caesar begins, in the third person, 
a conversation with his readers. To present diagram matically his 
ideas, the Exchange Editor would draw a cone. At its summit, oc- 
cupying a small pyramid, he would place the fraternity development. 
The part of the cone forming the truncated pyramid next below, and 
one-half the size of the whole cone, he would label "The student" 
The remainder of the cone he would label ** The man." He would then 
state that the fraternal development of the student is but the acme of 
college culture in an educated, manly youth of broadened views and 
thorough foundation ; and would add that the fraternity publication 
should bear an inverse ratio to the cone, giving the lion's share of its 
space to fraternity chronicles, aims and progress; but yet that it should 
not wholly disregard the scholar or the man. It should publish occa- 
sional short articles calculated to interest or instruct the fraternity 
member as a student and as a man. Hence the Editor applauds such 
articles as "The Danger of Selfishness in College Life " and "The 
Newspaper" in the December Key^ for the former reaches the student 


and the latter the man. The " Open Letters" discuss the pros and 
cons of the admission of preparatory students. The chapter-letters, 
personals and editorials occupy large space, and do it well The 
new board is to be sincerely congratulated upon its signal success 
with the first installment of Vol. VI. of the ICey. 

Tlie ideas of the Exchange Editor of 77ie ShiM of Theta Delta 
Chi evidently do not accord with those of the Managing Editor, for 
we find (in the November number) in the former's short review of 
the contents of The ShiM of Phi Kappa Psi the following words : 
"The second batch of reviews of College Annuals has nothing in it 
whatever to warrant a place in a fraternity magazine. However, it 
may have been of great service to the Editor to fill up.'' The "batch '" 
to which reference is made is to be found in the pages of the October 
number of the Phi Kappa Pd publication, and contains few allusions 
to Greek-letter fraternities. With what dismay, then, must the Ex- 
change Editor of the Theta Delta Chi's journal regard the poema 
printed in his own Shield! They are "Keenan's Ride" and "The 
Carnival Adventure." The former treats of a successful charge by 30a 
Union cavalrymen in the War of the Rebellion. The sentiment and 
motive of the other poem may be gathered readily from the few words 
quoted from each of the two stanzas: "Moon — ^waist— embrace — 
eyes — lips— -cheek — ^struck — laughter — fleeting— dream — sigh. " Per- 
haps the undoubted merit of these productions will assuage the grief 
of the Exchange Editor. Other literary productions tempt the reader, 
and eighteen pages of chapter-letters in brevier furnish attractions for 
every fraternity man. The Shield improves with age. The design on 
the cover is still gruesome, but the color of the cover has been changed 
to brown, and this ^t, together with comparative fiuniliarity, has 
rendered less harrowing the portrait of the female in distress. 

The November number of the Chi Phi Quarterly sustains the 
promise of growth and improvement made by preceding issues. We 
are not surprised that the increase in circulation of the Quarterly has 
necessitated enlarging the edition by three hundred copies. 

This number comprises much of interest within its sixty-six pages, 
not the least interesting being 9i/aC'Smile and description of a valuable 
relic of the Princeton Order of the fraternity. This relic is a certificate 


ofmemberahip issued in 1859. At its top is a pen copy of the seal of 
the fraternity, bearing the date 1824. This is a strong corroboration 
of the cUim of the fraternity of being oldest among us. 

From an article entided "The Fraternity Idea in Education/' by 
H. H. Soul6, we clip a fragment : 

** The real college education, outside, perhaps, of the purely technical schools, 
is a broadening of the mind, a refinement of the senses, a development of the rea- 
soning power of the brain, and a clearer insight into the purpose of h'fe and the 
advantages of the world we inhabit It makes out of a rough texture of the com- 
mon school graduate a logical, thinking, refined, finished man. It capacitates one 
to enjoy existence to the fullest by that knowledge which is recognized as power. 
It doesn't mean so many years of Latin, so many terms of physics, and such a 
number of lectures on political economy, nor does it mean the ability to write 
the letters A. B. or B. S. after one's name. The higher, real meaning of education 
is now so well understood that the best of our universities are permitting the 
greatest latitude in a choice of cc^ege studies, and set branches, with requirements 
of so many years or terms to each, are no longer insisted upon. Now, I am 
probably going further than a great many fraternity men would venture in saying 
that four years of active membership in a good chapter of a good fraternity is in 
itself an education. The best undergraduates of a college are always fraternity 
members; the brightest men in college are found in the Greek-letter societies. 
They may not be the ' best ' men in respect to the altitude of their * marks ' after 
examination day, and they may not be the * brightest ' in ability to rattle off by 
rote a passage from i^schylus or the list of Latin prepositions that govern the 
accusative case; but they are the best men in the sense that they are well bred, 
carefully and sensibly trained by cultured home influences — young gentlemen, in 
fact; and they are bright in the sense that their minds are active, their perceptions 
keen and their intellects clear. And however bright and however refined a young 
man may individually be, he cannot but gain in brightness and culture, in breadth 
of mind and polish, by constant association with others who are his peers in breed- 
ing and intelligence. The best Greek-letter fraternities do not admit to member- 
ship an ill-bred, uncouth, worthless character. The intuition of youth sometimes 
discovers beneath an unpolished exterior the true mind and heart which will make 
a noble fiutemity man and an estimable associate; and I have known many such 
instances in which fraternity association has * educated away ' the outward rough- 
ness, and replaced it with a polish which, much as it may be despised by socialists 
and communists and tramps, is a very desirable possession, nevertheless." 

From a tabulated statement made by the compiler of the forthcom- 
ing Chi Phi catalogue we learn that the fraternity has twenty active 
chapters, while twenty-two are extinct 

* » 
The ' ' opening load " of the Sigma Chi Quarterly for November con- 
sists of an account of the proceedings of the Grand chapter, held last 


August in Chicago, and the poem read upon that occasion, prefaced 
by a photo-engraving of a brace of tally-hoes covered with delighted 
delegates. The "Sigs" evidently had "a time.*' An opportune 
article on *'The Collegian as a Qub Man/' is from the pen of Dr. £. 
W. Andrews, who evidently knows what is the trait of character or 
bent of genius necessary for the production of a club man, and knows 
what a club should be in order to satisfy. To quote : 

'* There was danger in the earlier history of university dubs, that too little 
attention would be paid to experience, and that some form of experimental organ- 
ization would result, having little power of perpetuation, and of comparatively 
little value to its members. Many persons not experienced in club matters fiuided 
that a university club should be Uterary rather than social in its aims; and that the 
ordinary club features, such as dining facilities, were of secondary importance. 
They could not see why unostentatious but comfortable quarters could not be kept 
up at an expense fiir less than that of fashionable clubs. Here, again, theory runs 
against the hard facts of experience. It was soon found that to succeed, in compe- 
tition with strong and established clubs, it was essential to offer fiicilities equal 
to the best.*' 

The same necessities exist to-day. A club must be social in char- 
acter, and a club-house must be attractive if the club is to succeed. 
He considers the University Club of New York City very successful 
because it has a membership of 923, having been organized in 1865. 
He neglects to state that this club had dwindled, in 1878, to about a 
dozen members, and has grown to its present proportions in ten years. 

He omits from a table given several well known Greek-letter Clubs, 
and mentions a " Phi Delu Theta Club," located in New York City. 
The only fact stated concerning it is that the annual dues are six dol- 

In an editorial a roseate view is taken of the condition of human 
affairs. We read : 

** College presidents, trustees and professors have become the public and pro- 
nounced advocateS*of the fraternities. The leading literary journals of the country 
have published eUborate articles all favorable to the Greek-letter societies. A single 
prominent institution retains its old position of negative hostility. The fraternities 
themselves have been broadened and elevated. The o d secrecy remains only in 
name, having been replaced by a more sensible /rivary. * Lifting,' or the initiation 
by one fraternity of a man who is already a member of another, has almost, although 
not quite, disappeared. 

* ** College politics have been elevated above the methods of the ward trickster, 
and the fraternities have ceased seeking to control elections soldy for personal pro > 


fit Preparatory students are no longer initiated in our western colleges. The 
bickerings of ri^ chapters have ceased, and enmity, jealousy and abuse hare ghren 
rise to Pan-HeDenism and a nobler rivalry.'* 

From the chapter-letter from Northwestern University we quote 
the following, as illustration of the cessation of "enmity, jealousy 
and abuse," and the rise of the "nobler rivalry" to which the 
editorial alludes : 

**Soroe little trouble has been occasioned here among the fraternities on 
account of the non-admission of Delta Upsilon to the Pan-Hellenic banquet Last 
year a very successful banquet was held, to which they were pot admitted. This 
year they demanded admission and were refused, at which Phi Delta Theta with- 
drew. The consequence is that Sigma Chi, Phi Kappa Psi and Beta Theta Pi wiU 
hold a Pan-Hellenic of their own.*' 

Both September and December numbers of the Alpha Tau Omega 
Palm devote a large proportion of their space to catak»guing the mem- 
bership of the fraternity. The records thus published reveal a sur- 
prisingly large number of dead chapters, and suggest a very loose 
and injudicious method of establishing chapters. 7^ Rainbaw once 
justly remarked : " It is a cold week when Alpha Tau Omega fails to 
charter a new chapter." It might have added, '\ or fails to attend the 
funeral of a former chapter. " The chapter records are carelessly kept, 
if kept at all. The New York Alpha Lambda (Columbia) chapter was 
founded in 1881 by Mr. Glazebrook, and the list of initiates given 
embraces the names of two men, one of whom was initiated in 1881, 
the other in 1882. Following this meagre information comes the 
paragraph : "Other names to be added ; chapter extinct" The roll 
of. the members of Washington and Jefferson chapter consists of the 
names of eight men, all initiated in 1882. This statement follows : 
'* There maybe additional names; chapter extinct" Comment is 

In a contributed article the thorns in the flesh of chapter life are 
said to be these : 

** I. A lack of promptness and decision in becoming acquainted with and 
judging the merits and demerits of proposed new members; and 

'* II. An unwillingness to pay the dues they owe their chapter.** 

By "proposed new members" the writer evidently means " candi- 
dates for membership. " 


In the long-promised reviews of exchanges which finally appear in 
the September number we look in vain for any criticisms of the Dilta 
Upsilon Quarterly ; but the Editor compliments us by cutting nearly 
four-fifths of his ''Greek News" firom our pages, as compiled or 
written for our Greek-letter gossip. Part of this matter is accredited 
to the Quarterly, part to ** Ex,*' 

7)&^ J?a0ifow for December is the first number of Volume XII., 

and differs from its predecessors in many respects. We grieve over 
the fact that its pages are uncut, and we deplore the fact that the 
Symposium — the chief distinguishing and interesting feature — has 
been abandoned. Thinner paper is used by the new management, 
but the number consists of io6 pages. The article on " College Fra- 
ternities '' in the September Cenlury is reviewed, unfavorably, as usual 
with this article. " A Study of Our Civilization," an address delivered 
by the Rev. S. L. Beiler at a Delta Tau Delta conference, well deserves 
the thirteen pages devoted to it Though not of a fraternity character, 
it is most valuable and suggestive to the man of culture. An unique 
contribution is " A Fraternal Chat," in which the merits of a candidate 
are discussed in dialogue by the members of ''any chapter." The 
writer of " Our Only Requisite" says : 

*' The college fraternity, to insure its success and perpetuity, demands from 
the colleges one thing, and only one— m/ii / By this we do not mean preachers or 
evangelists, book-worms or inteUectual prodigies— though we would by no means 
exclude these classes— nor athletes, bloods or clothes-horses; but men who either 
possess, or have the capacity to acquire, those characteristics which go to make the 
agreeable, the attractive, Uie useful man. And we affirm that no amount of 
abstract aesthetic cultivation, or exalted heraldry, can accomplish the work which 
is demanded to^ay for Imilding up and strengthening our organization. No more 
can prodigality of wealth, or strict adherence to the social customs of the day, do 
that for us. To furnish for it the broad and social foundation upon which its 
future life must rest ; to mark the bounds of prominence and usefulness, which 
must be permanent ; to assert the rights and privileges which, as a social order, it 
possesses, our fraternity demands at the present stage the acquisition and co- 
operation of the strongest, ablest men.'* 

The Exchange Editor pre&ces his reviews with the words : 

"It is a ifew world to us, this collection of critical, argumentative, sensitive 
and belligerent periodicals. We are a comparative stranger to fraternity jour- 
nalism, and oar sensations and impressions at our first miscellaneous contact are 


Having thus stated his position as that of a tyro, he assumes the 
paternal r61e of moderator, or padficator, and mounting the rostrum 
thus delivers himself: 

** Why dwell ye not together in peace ? If a friendly criticttm seems oppor- 
tune, a kindly rebuke deserved, ghre them frankly, fearlessly, but surely ia a 
friendly and kindly spirit Irony and sarcasm in unskillful hands are at best poor 
'Weapons, often ludicrous.'* 

We bow in acquiescence, and, murmuring with the poet, 

'* Oft have we wonder*d how you hid in peace 
A mind proportion^ to such things as these,** 

-we read on as follows : 

** We notice a wide-spread disposition to sneer at the De/ta Kappa EpHian 
Quarttrfy, There can be no solid satis£u:tion in this. The Qmrterly^ as well as 
the frater nity it represents, has its faults, perhaps they are grave ones — so have we 
all grave fi&ults. The Qmrterly is a good fraternity magazine ; and when we say 
this we do not mean in point of cover and typography merely. It is far superior 
to some of its would-be critics. Granted, that Uie D. K. E. Fraternity is affected 
with egotism and afllicted with affectation, still you must give it your gracious per- 
mission to exbt for a season.** 

Whispering sofdy that the Rainbaw, until to-day, was numbered 
among the " would-be critics " of the D. K. E, Quarierly (and de- 
signated by the latter as one of '' the pack snarling at the heels " of D. 
K. £.), we settle ourselves to read the review of the D» K. E. Quarterly 
from the pen of the moderator. Lo, this is all of it I 

** The October number of the Quarterly contains the reproduction of a very 
good description of the D. K. £. Club-house in New York.** 

Four numbers of The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi lie on our table. 
Perhaps the most noticeable of its good points are these : the continu- 
ous supply of chapter-letters and their unusual merit Some months 
before its demise the Psi Upsilon Diamond announced that it would 
"" produce" a certain number of pages of letters edcb month. The 
letters dwindled in significance and in number very rapidly after the 
producing system was inaugurated, and soon ceased altogether, shortly 
before the Diamond fell into innocuous desuetude. The letters in The 
Shield are not " produced "; they have life and spontaneity about them. 
The editorial department is also one in which our interest is sustained. 
The editorials are, for the most part, timely and vigorous, written be- 


cause the occasion or the theme demands it» not merely to fill pages. 
There is much that is worthy of special mention, did space permit 
Perhaps the most interesting article is the leading contribution to the 
December number of The ShiM, called "Favorite Societies/' a de- 
lightfully written and eminently just criticism on Mr. Porter's D. K. E, 
campaign article in the September Century. The writer (Mr. £. C 
Little) takes for his text the following quotation from Mr. Porter : 

*' Speaking of his own fraternity and its traditional, allies, Psi Upsflon and 
Alpha Delta Phi, he modestly says : ' While artam smaller fratemitus arefaevar^ 
ites in certatn parts of the country ^ all barriers are rapidly disappearing before 
these favorite societies in their march toward representation cU all the important 
colleges of the country, '* " 

The following is the comment : 

'* This statement is incorrect in figtct and wi£ur in inference, in the judgment 
<^ many thousa nd s of students and graduates. It would be unjust to equally 
worthy fraternities to permit so sweeping an assertion to go unchallenged in so high 
a court as the Century, These fraternities are known among undergraduates as 
' Eastern Fraternities.* The water runs into the Mississippi from the roofs of hut 
three colleges in which his * farorite societies * are located. They have only one 
chapter on the Fadfic Coast. Eren in Pennsylvania they touch but two colleges. 
All three are almost entirely confined to New England and New York. Alpha 
Delta Phi has but three chapters which are not located in New England or New 
York. Psi Upsilon has the same number. D. K. E. has but five west of Pitts- 
burgh and north of Mason and Diyon's line. To declare that * all barriers are dis- 
appearing * before such organizations is simply nonsense. The centre of population 
in the United States is near Louisville. Most of the people of this country live in 
the Valley of the Mississippi. Mr. Porter's 'favorite societies* are essentially 
* Eastern Fraternities.* The great West is not even a promised land to them. Nor 
does the dass of colleges they have entered justify Mr. Porter's conclusion. Cer- 
tainly no one can claim that Hamilton College of New York, Colby, Middlebury, 
Bowdoin, Trinity, Rochester and Union outrank Northwestern, and the Imiversities 
of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Indiana and Kansas. In their own territory 
the favorites find Chi Psi, Chi Phi and Zeta Psi formidable rivals, while Kappa 
Alpha, Sigma Phi, Delta Phi and Delta Pd excel them in wealth and exdusiveness. 
Of the twenty-seven illustrations which adorn the September Century fraternity 
article, but eight are of the so-called leaders, nineteen belong to rival organizations. 
This indicates a few 'barriers.' And he has never heard of the Phi Kappa Psi 
chapter-house at the University of the Pacific, or the Zeta Psi lodge at the Univer- 
sity of California, once said to be the finest Greek- letter society building in the 
world. He gives a list of distinguished gentlemen whose names grace the muster- 
rolls of his tevorites. Of these James A. Garfield is the most famous, and every- 
body knows that he was neither Psi U., Alpha Delt nor Deke, but a Delta Upsilon. 
Whitney, Storrs, and Stedmlkn, too, are claimed by rival organizations." 



Regretting that we cannot quote the article entire, we give a few 
more excerpts : 

** Beta Theta Pi has chapters in forty-nine ccdleges, the list extending from 
Maine to California, from Wisconsin to Texas, and has initiated over 7,000 men. 
This fraternity possibly has entered some colleges from which it would prefer to 
wididraw, but it knows that noble men often spring from humble schools. It is to 
its credit that in the day of its success Beta Theta Pi has not forgotten the friends 
of its youth. Phi Delta Theta has sixty-six chapters, most of them located in insti- 
tutions of high rank. The enrollment is 900 in college and a total of 5 1360. The 
rapidity of its extension is unparalleled. Though it has made it impossible that it 
dKxikl find the best material in all cases, the fraternity has secured a footing which 
will be improved. Phi Kappa Pdi has thirty-five chapters, extending from the 
Hudson to the Pacific, from Minnesota to Mississippi There are more than 5,000 
Phi Psi's, about 500 of whom are present imdergraduates. In general excellence 
these fraternities compare very favorably with Mr. Porter^s ** favorites." In robust 
lifie, in comprehension of the possibilities of the future, in reaching every section of 
the country, they far excel them. Especially is the difference in their methods 
shown by their magazines. In its prime the Star and Crescent of Alpha Delta Phi 
consisted of forty pages and appeared four times a year. The Diamond of Psi 
UptOon appeared quarterly, and sometimes printed as high as seventy -six pages. 
These journals were all established long after the Western fraternities had published 
nmilar magazines. The Star and Crescent and the Diamond^ both dating from 
1880, were never equal to their rivals, and long since lapsed into * innocuous desue* 
tade.' * * These periodicals are intermittent In gentlemanly courtesy the D. K, 
E,Qnarterfy is unsurpassed. In literary finish it stands first among Greek magazines* 
It lacks, however, one essential feature of a successful fraternity journal — it often 
appears without chaptei -letters, and a fraternity paper without news from the chap- 
ters is Hamlet un-Hamleted. The Beta Theta Pi appears quarterly, and contains 
frtmi eighty to ninety pages. It is now in its sixteenth volume. The Scroll of Phi 
Delta Theta is publishing its thirteenth volume, and sends out forty -eight pages 
every month. The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi appears every month with forty -eight 
pages and is in its ninth volume. * * In many respects Phi Gamma Delta is 
fuUy equal to the fraternities I have used as examples. The Sigma Chi is in many 
respects as good a magazine as the best. Delta Tau Delta is rapidly approaching 
tiie leaders, and for some ten years has made the Rainbow^ and its predecessor, the 
Crescent^ first-class journals. Delta Upsilon and its Quarterly have never found 
any di£ficulty in keeping the * favorites * busy. Modest and business-like Theta Delta 
Chi always holds her own, while off to the South Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Alpha, 
Sigma Alpha Epsflon and Sigma Nu are building castles to stand forever. * * 
Such precedence as Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa Epsilon hold 
at the minor colleges of New England is more than out-weighed by the high stand- 
ing of Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta TheU and Phi Kappa Psi, and the rest in Penn- 
sylvania and the great universities of the West and Northwest Lincoln, Grant, 
Sherman, Garfield, Harrison, fished in streams whose waters run to the Gulf of 
Mexico. So did Jefferson Davis and Lamar. It may as well be understood thai 


the Lkm of the tribe of Jodmh long ago pitched his tent in the Valley of the Mts- 
Biasippi. Eastern Greeks can never hope to enter Western colleges on an equal 
footing with the established chapters of the societies they have pleasantly termed 
Western. Yon may go down from the mountain, gentlemen. The Lord has given 
this land to another people. Mr. Porter's article was an admirable one, and gave 
noo-fratemity readers an idea of fraternities. When he writes again he should re- 
member that there were kings before Agamemnon, colleges west of the Alleghenies. 
He should have at least a speaking acquaintance with Greek life in the West He 
had ample time to inform himself. Nearly if not quite three years have passed 
ance it was announced with flourish of trumpets that he was preparing an article 
for the Century, And after all his sketch is merely to show the alleged superiority 
of certain local societies ! * * Mr. Porter should inform himself as to the coodi- 
tfoos of college life in the West, and should find a better use for the dnlury than 
to make it serve as a 'spike.* " 


Ah, me ! for the snows of winter ; 

And oh I for the winds of March, 
The crocus in the garden, 

And the whorl upon the larch. 

There has been no time for mourning, 
There is all time now for mirth, 

In the sweet fair &ce of heaven, 
And the dear close face of earth. 

There is laughter in the snowflake, 

The wind sings a roundelay. 
And the green green grass is luscious 

In the life of a summer day. 

Then ah I for the snows of winter. 
And oh I for the winds of March, 

The crocus in the garden. 
And the whorl upon the larch. 

-Matbury Fleming, New Fork, '73, in the February Scrttner's. 



Sigma Nu has established a chapter at Yale with six charter mem- 

Kappa Tau Sigma is the name of a new local society at Allegheny 

The Allegheny College Glee and Guitar Club is composed of five 
Phi Kappa Psi men. 

Sigma Chi's latest is a chapter at the University of Minnesota, estab- 
lished December 7th. 

The only chapter-house in this country owned by ladies is that of 
Alpha Phi, at Syracuse. 

The Kappa Alpha Journal is in error in reporting a chapter of Phi 
Kappa Psi at Wofford College. 

Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Gamma Delta both occupy chapter-houses 
this year at Allegheny College. 

The Chi Phi Quarterly for November calls the organ of Pi Beta Phi 
*' The Anon.*' This is heartless. 

A non-secret ladies' society, entitled Kappa Kappa Kappa, has been 
founded at the Boston University. 

Phi Gamma Delta and Kappa Alpha Theta are said to be about 
entering the University of Wisconsin. 

Kenyon's new professor of English Literature — Dr. Greenough 
White — is a member of Phi Delta Theta. 

Miss Widman, a Delta Gamma of the class of '88, Cornell, won 
a four-hundred-dollar fellowship last June. 

It is said that Phi Delta Theta contemplates establishing a chapter 
in Georgia Polytechnic Institute at Atlanta. 

Rumor has it that another attempt is being made to establish an 
alumni chapter of Phi Kappa Psi in New York Gty* 


It is reported that Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Theta are about to 
grant charters to chapters in the University of Minnesota. 

Professor A. N, Cole, who succeeds the late Dr. Brooks in the chair 
of Biology in Madison University, is a Beta Theta Pi alumnus of '84. 

Alpha Tau Omega is reported to be contemplating the establish- 
ment of chapters at Denver University and the University of Colorado. 

The annual banquet of Kappa Alpha was eaten at Delmonico's on 
the evening of January 3d, representatives from all four chapters being 

The key of Kappa Kappa Gamma is now worn by several ladies of 
Ohio State University, who form the first chapter of any sorority at this 

The newly-installed President of Emory College, the Rev. Dr. W. 
A. Candler, is a graduate of the collie, class of '75, and a member of 
Kappa Alpha. 

A neutral was unanimously elected President of the Junior class of 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, becoming, ipso facto^ Editor-in-Chief 
of The TransU. 

The "Tri-delta," a local society, has been established among the 
ladies of the Boston University. If successful it may become the 
parent of a fraternity. 

Phi Kappa Psi is the first fraternity to enter Swarthmore College, 
the Friends' institution. The Pennsylvania Kappa chapter was estab- 
lished January 13, 1889. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has established a chapter at Bethel College, 
Russellville, Ky., with four charter members. Phi Gamma Delta and 
Sigma Nu are the rivals. 

The military organization of the students of the University of 
Georgia is to be revived. Four of the twelve new squad-masters are 
members of Kappa Alpha. 

In the college elections this foil our wishes were carefully con- 
sulted, and we were unhesitatingly given all that we desired.— i7aimZ(^i» 
correspondence q/LL K. E. Quarieriy. 


The annual convention of Delta Psi was held in December in 
Philadelphia. About sixty delegates sat down to the banquet. The 
names of the officials are not divulged. 

Miss Carrie Sawyer, Alpha Phi, is President of the Central and 
Western New York branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae. 
The next meeting will be called in March. 

Callanan College, Des Moines, Iowa, has become a part of Drake 
University ; and, as the latter excludes secret societies, the Iowa 
Lambda chapter of Pi Beta Phi is no more. 

Gamma Phi Beta has recently established at Northwestern Univer- 
sity. This sorority is conservative in establishing, but has made a 
good choice of universities. — The Key for December, 

Kappa Sigma is endeavoring to get a foothold in South Carolina 
University. Chi Phi has four men in the University, who have come 
from other chapters ; they will probably petition for a charter. 

The Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly is no longer published in New 
York, the Tau Chapter at Mead ville, Pa., having been appointed to 
publish the next volume, with Fred C. Howe as editor-in-chief. 

Beta Theta Pi established a chapter of seven men in the University 
of Nebraska at the beginning of the college year. In October Delta 
Gamma granted a charter to five women in the same institution. 

It is reported that a member of Sigma Chi from Beloit College, 
Wis., has entered the University of Michigan and organized there a 
society of twelve men, to which has been given a charter of Sigma Chi. 

There are chapters of two fraternities active in Miami University, 
Phi Delta Theta and Beta Theta Pi. Previous to the suspension of 
the college, in 1876, Alpha Delta Phi, D. K. £. and Delta Upsilon had 
chapters there. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon announced in a late Record that twenty-eight 
of her chapters were dead. One more has departed ; for at the begin- 
ning of the year there were no members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon in 
Furman College. 

The corporation of Union Collie has granted to the Psi Upsilon 
chapter a piece of ground, on which a handsome chapter-house will be 


begun next spring. Other chapters are taking steps to secure the 
same concession. 

On the 15th of December Psi Upsilon gave a ''Xi and Alpha 
night" at the club-house, 33 West 4 2d street Dr. F. H. Dillingham 
presided, and Drs. F. A. King and A. Ruppaner responded for Wes- 
leyan and Harvard, respectively. 

The annual dinner of the D. K. K. Club of New York was held 
at its club-house. No. 435 Fifth avenue, on the evening of December 
14th. Granville P. Hawes presided. He announced the membership> 
of the club as nearly five hundred. 

The Conkling chapter of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity waa 
chartered last June. It moved into its chapter-house, at Cornell, earl7 
in January. This is the twenty-second chapter of the fraternity and it 
has twenty undergraduate members. 

There are rumors that Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
would make their appearance among us, but we fail to discover any 
source from which these fraternities would be likely to spring. — Woos-- 
ter {Ohio) Unwersify Uiier to Phi Kappa Psi Shield. 

The sororities of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi and Kappa. 
Alpha Theta at Kansas State University jointly resolved not to rush 
any new student till she shall have been a member of the university^ 
for three months, and to give all invitations to membership by mail. 

A chapter of Nu Sigma Nu, the medical fraternity, has been estab- 
lished in the medical department of the University of the City of New^ 
York. The chapter receives its charter from the Grand Chapter at the 
University of Michigan, where the fraternity was founded about ten 
years ago. 

The action of the Faculty at Carleton College, Minnesota, in for- 
bidding the continuation of Greek-letter chapters in the institution, is^ 
a step backward into medievalism. Fraternity is generally recognized 
to be an elevating factor in college life, and any suppression is hardly^ 
likely to be of a permanent character. — The Key. 

Alpha Phi's roll of chapters was increased on February ad by the 
establishment of the Delta chapter at Cornell University. The new 
chapter consists of nine ladies, of whom one is a senior, two are 


juniois, five are sophomores, one a freshman. Members of the Alpha 
(Syracuse) chapter gave the right hand of fellowship. 

The eleventh National Biennial Congress of Alpha Tau Omega 
was held in Springfield, O., during the last week in December. The 
twenty-eight existing chapters were represented. Mr. M. Luther 
Home, of Allentown, Pa., was chosen Worthy Grand Chie£ Rich- 
mond, Va., was chosen as the place for the next session. 

The disappearance of BetaTheta Pi fi-om the exchange table reminds 
one of the story of the old negro who was found weeping, and was 
asked by a stranger " What's the matter, Pompey ?" " My old massa's 
gone and died again," was the reply. Alas, Wooglin's gone and died 
again — to us I The Quarterly has become secret once more. 

The opponents of fraternities in Roanoke College, Salem, Va., have 
seen the benefits of organization, and have therefore created the 
''Anti-Fraternity League," with the avowed object of exterminating 
the fraternities. This League should obtain a set of By-Laws from 
the association of old maids organized to put an end to marriage. 

The official jeweller of the Kappa Sigma society is at work on a 
costly badge that is to be presented to Miss Winnie Davis, the daughter 
of Jefferson Davis, in pursuance of resolutions adopted at the last con- 
clave of the fiatemity, held in Atlanta. The badge will be in the 
form of a star and crescent, fully jewelled with diamonds and rubies. 

At the beginning of the calendar year, 183 of the students of the 
University of Virginia were members of the 2 1 Greek-letter fraternities 
or local societies. D. K. £. led with 21 men ; Phi Delta Theta had 
19 ; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 16 ; and Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Nu and 
Zeta Psi brought up the rear, each with one man in their respective 

The Yale chapter of Phi Gamma Delta was re-established in Decem- 
ber, with nearly fifteen men as charter members. This chapter was 
first organized in 1875, ^^^ ^^^d ^^ \^io. It is said to be the only 
fraternity at Yale to which members of all the departments of the 
university are eligible. It is further reported that a chapter-house will 
be begun in the spring. 

Of the other fraternities at Adelbert, nearly all are flourishing. 
Alpha Delta Phi and D. K. £. have been suddenly built up from a 


State of despair to one of apparent strength, by a fortuitous combina- 
tion of circumstances. Phi Gamma Delta is trying to die. Delta 
Upsilon and Beta Theta Pi are prosperous, each in their way. — The 
Rainbaw, December, 1888. 

The forty-second annual convention of the Zeta Psi fraternity was 
held during the 3d, 4th and 5th of January, in Chicago, 111., under 
the auspices of the Northwestern Association of the fraternity. Each 
of the twenty chapters was represented by delegates, and about eighty 
brothers sat down to banquet at the Richelieu. The grand chapter 
meetings were held at Oriental HalL 

The Harvard IndeXy which is supposed to give all the organizations 
in which the students are associated, gives only three Greek-letter fra- 
ternities as existing in the College : Delta Upsilon, Alpha Delta Phi 
and Zeta F^ The whereabouts and membership of the so-called 
Harvard chapters of Chi Phi, Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Theta 
Delta Chi and others are shrouded in dreadful mystery. 

The fraternity world will be startled to learn the names of the 
fraternities having chapters in the University of Virginia as recently 
given by the Vtrgima Universiiy Magazine in the following paragraph: 
"Representatives from the following fraternities have been selected 
to fill positions on the staff of the Annual for this session i AK E^ 
*KW, * KE, Xt, AW, 2AE, KE, EX, HK A, A TO., 
to A, tAG,KA, B9W 

Our pan-Hellenic movement, inaugurated and carried out with so 
much success last year, was repeated again this season, the three lead- 
ing fraternities alone participating, however, as the Delta Upsilon ag- 
gregation has not been admitted on account of its non-secret pro- 
clivities, and Phi Delta Theta voluntarily withdrew from the association, 
not feeling equal to the emergency, probably. — Northwestern letter to 
January Shield of Phi Kappa Psi, 

Out of an enrollment of 190 students in Randolph-Macon Collie, 
there were at the beginning of the year but 31 fraternity men. Of this 
number 10 were in Beta Theta Pi, 6 in Phi Delta Theta, 6 in Kappa 
Alpha, 2 in Phi Kappa Sigma and 3 in Kappa Sigma. It is reported 
that the Anti-Fraternity Organization is gradually dying, though still 
strong in numbers. The man who led this organization last year has 
become a member of Beta Theta Pi at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania. 


We were in error when we stated in the last issue of the Quarterly 
that a chaper of P&i Upsilon had been established at the University of 
Pennsylvania. A body of men has organized under the name of Kappa 
Upsilon, and will apply to Psi Upsilon for a charter. A Psi U. 
member of the feculty is aiding them. Their pin is a small gold shield 
bearing the letters Kappa and Upsilon in black enamel They 
have already petitioned the faculty for a plot of ground on which to 

The enrollment of students at the Ohio Wesleyan University this 
term has already reached 780, and comparing this figure with the en- 
rollment of the corresponding week last year, the prospects indicate 
the largest enrollment ever attained. The different chapters here now 
number as follows : Phi Gamma Delta, 8 ; Beta Theta Pi, 13 ; Chi 
Phi, 8 ; Delta Tau Delta, 1 2 ; Sigma Chi, 3 ; Alpha Tau, 9 ; Phi 
Delta Theta, 14 ; and Phi Kappa Psi, 10.— October Shield of Phi 
Kappa Psi. 

Of rival "frats'' we have six, consisting of: the Beta Theta Pi's, 
who pride themselves on their members and brains ; the Sigma Alpha 
Epsilons, who don't pride themselves at all ; Kappa Alphas, who 
boast of their literary attainments ; the Phi Delta Thetas, on their 
proverbial big-headedness and good looks. The remaining two are 
the Kappa Sigma and Chi Phi. "Toughness " offers the best descrip- 
tion I can think of for them. — Vanderbili letter to The Rainbow, De- 
cember, 1888. 

The chapter of Sigma Nu at the University of Texas numbered 
two men at the opening of the college year, and a rumor prevailed that 
the charter of the chapter had been surrendered. The alumni resident 
in the State rallied, and secured six new initiates, and also formed a 
permanent alumni association. The chapters of the other fraternities 
at the University had the following membership in November : Phi 
Delta Theta, 14; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 13; Kappa Sigma, 11; and 
Beta Theta Pi, 8. 

Emory has about 325 matriculates. Out of that number there are 
116 fraternity men, divided among the fraternities as follows: Alpha 
Tau Omega, 23; Delta Tau Delta, 11; Kappa Alpha, 12; Kappa 
Sigma, 4; Phi Delta Theta, 28; Chi Phi, 20; Sigma Nu, 15; Sigma 


Alpha Epsilon, 2; and Phi Gamma Delta, i (no chapter). Our ratio 
of fraternity men to matriculates is entirely too large. If some of the 
fraternities could be crushed out of existence it would greatly improve 
the standard of the rest — Emory letter to January Kappa Alpha JoumaL 

The Hour Glass Qub, a local secret society, run as an annex to 
Beta Theta Pi, has begun a campaign of dirty work. They circulated 
reports as to the disreputable character of the members of the chapter 
and its corrupting influences, and these coming to the ears of the 
parents of one of our candidates, he was forbidden to join such a 
" tough " organization. He was afterwards approached by them, and 
it appears as if he were about to enter their organization. If the 
man is of that character the chapter may congratulate itself on its 
narrow escape. — UntDersify 0/ Cincmnatiletter to Sigma Chi Quarterly, 

Fraternity spirit is perhaps more intense here just now than at any 
time during the history of our college. Our literary society, class 
and college journal selections are controlled by combinations ex- 
clusively. Beta Theta Pi and Phi Kappa Psi are in a close compact 
for mutual benefit, and arrayed against us are the Phi Gamma Delta, 
Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi ; also the barbs, who have a flrst-class 
organization, and who are, in a very small degree, exclusive. Our 
combination, however, controls all the independent votes, and con- 
sequently we have things about our own way. — Wabash letter to Decern* 
ber Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. 

The Yale Banner recently gave the membership of the Yale societies 
and fraternities as follows : Senior societies : Skull and Bones, 1 5 ; 
Scroll and Key, 15; Wolf's Head, 15. Junior societies : Psi Upsilon, 
57 (Seniors, 33 ; Juniors, 25); Delta Kappa Epsilon, 64 (Seniors, 36; 
Juniors, 28). Alpha Delta Phi, 18 (Seniors, 8; Juniors, 5 ; Sopho- 
mores, 5). Sheffield Scientific School : C. T. L, 1 5 ; Sigma Delta 
Chi, 17 ; Theta Xi, 12 ; Theta Delta Chi, 10. 

There are 688 students in the academic department, 305 in the 
Scientific School ; in the former there are 139 fraternity men, in the 
latter, 89 ; making a total of 228 Greeks out of a total of 993 students. 

The Pennsylvania Iota (University of Pennsylvania) chapter of Phi 
Kappa Psi is extinct Beta Theta Pi has no men left in the collegiate 
department of the same institution, though a few graduates of other 



chapters are still students in the medical department Phi Delta 
Theta has about six men, beside a few in the medical department 
Chi Phi, which has no chapter, claims the allegiance of one man in 
the collegiate department and about fifteen in the medical department 
Delta Psi has taken possession of her house in Philadelphia. Delta 
Phi occupies a rented house. No other than these two fraternities, at 
the University of Pennsylvania, occupy chapter-houses. 

The " Dekes " had a jolly time at their " smoker " at the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon club-house. No. 435 Fifth avenue. 

Invitation cards directed the members and their guests to arrive 
*'at early candle light," and also informed them that there would be 
found " Barley Water in the Buffet Car," and " Music in the Air." 

The programme consisted of a musical entertainment by an or- 
chestra, a vocal quartet and several solo singers. Pipes and ale were 
served at half-past ten o'clock and the D. K. £. fraternity smoked 
" churchwarden " pipes till all was blue and quaffed tankards of ale. 

Among the many present were Messrs. H. N. Tifft, J. A. Wotton, 
G. C. Hoe, D. J. Newland, Dr. Ernest H. Lines, Julius Chambers, 
Lewis H. Spence, Hanford Crawford and F. S. Williams. — New York 
Herald, February i, 1889. 

Here a word in regard to D. K. K In the last number of their 
Quarterly, they, as usual, did a good deal of bragging without good 
reason and thereby conveyed &lse impressions. They said that owing 
toa"ccr/sm difficulfy" ^i\i \ht Field Committee only 011^ of their 
number entered the lists, and he but one, in which he carried off first 
prize, etc., etc., etc. Funny they did not explain what that " certain 
difficulty" was; but we are not mean enough to tell it for them. Then 
again, not om, but ^ee of their men entered as many contests and 
only one was victor. When D. K. £. honestly gains a point we gladly 
credit it to them, but we can see no honor nor integrity in deliberate 
misrepresentation. Other points in that letter are so grossly untrue 
that they are not worth discussing. — Kenyan letter in The Rainbow /or 

The scribe of the Rutgers College chapter of D. K. E. writes to the 
D. K, E. Quarterly as follows : " The college year, closing in June, was 
one of the most prosperous which the chapter has of late enjoyed While 
strictly adhering to Uie D. K. E. principle of good men or none, we have 


SO increased our membership roll that we now stand with the leaders in 
point of numbers among the fraternities represented at Rutgers." The 
'* leaders in point of numbers" were Delta Upsilon, with 29 men, and 
Zeta Psi, with 23 men ; D. K. £. having 15 men — one more than half 
as many as Delta Upsilon. Chi Psi had 17, and Delta Phi, 16, at this 
time. At the time the quoted paragraph was published Delta Upsilon 
had 28 men, and D. K. £. "a working chapter of from 18 to 20." 
This is '* standing with the leaders in point of numbers " from a D. K. 
£. standpoint 

UNiYRRsmr OF THE SouTH. — ^The attention of the visitor to Sewanee 
is always attracted by a number of small, graceful buildings, beautiful 
in design and of elegant workmanship, which he comes upon, here 
and there, standing alone, and without the usual signs that indicate a 
dwelling-house or place of business. These are the fraternity halls, of 
which there are a half dozen in all, belonging, respectively, to the six 
Greek-letter fraternities with chapters established here, viz.: Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Tau Delta, Ejippa Sigma, 
Kappa Alpha and Phi Delta Theta. 

Two of these fraternities — the Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Alpha 
Tau Om^fa — own halls built entirely of stone which would be regarded 
anywhere as architectural delights. 

The relation existing between the chapters of these fraternities and 
their individual members is one of the utmost amity and confidence. 
College politics and undue partisanship have seldom had even a tem- 
porary footing at the university. With very few exceptions, position 
and responsibilities have never been denied the men who could bear 
them, and honors, scholastic and secular, are awarded irrespective of 
party fealty or association. — Afaii and Express. 

Congressman Tom Reed, when in college, despite all statements 
to the contrary, was a non-fraternity man. In common with many 
others of that day he did not believe in the efficacy of the Greeks, and 
persistently held aloof, though as persistently fished to join them. He 
even would not join the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, a chapter of which 
existed at Bowdoin for a short time, containing numerous anti-secret 
men. There is still a certain college autograph album in which Mr. 
Reed wrote the following undoubted proof as to his views on the 
Greek fraternity question : 



— — t 

If you knew the anxiety with which I watched your escape from the wariest 
'* Fishermen *' of college, and my pleasure when I found you were not one of those 

'* Just for a handful of sflver had left us, 
Just for a riband to stick in their coats,'* 

you would feel assured that I have an interest in your future welfare. 

Your friend, 

Thomas B. Rbbd. 

— The Bawdoin Orient. 

From the Brown University letter to The Shield of Theta Delta Chi 
we quote as follows : " For the last three years the Freshman class 
has had about eighty members ; but this year there are only sixty-six. 
Consequently the societies have been having a rather hard time 
to get their usual number of men. Delta Upsilon is the only society 
that has taken in more than five. This, however, is of course an 
open society, and takes many men whom no one else would think of 
taking." In the first place. Delta Upsilon is not an open society. In 
the second place, these " men whom no one else would think of 
asking," are the men who say " no " to other invitations. The Delta 
Upsilon men of '88, in Brown, "whom no one else would think of 
taking," numbered five, and four of them were chosen into Phi Beta 
Kappa ; four were orators at Commencement, out of a total of ten 
speakers ; two of the four first-grade men were Delta Upsilons, in- 
cluding the leader of the class ; of $480 distributed in prizes during 
the past year, $120 was captured by Delta Upsilon, Zeta Psi taking the 
same amount, and Delta Phi standing third with $35 ; others received 
smaller amounts, Theta Delta Chi receiving nothing. The re-estab- 
lished Zeta of Theta Delta Chi is in only its second year. It is doing 
well ; but its scribe should be accurate in his statements, and should 
avoid jealousy. 

Several rumors are current concerning prospective chapters of Delta 
Upsilon. It is needless to say that these rumors have no foundation. 
No charters of Delta Upsilon will be issued this college year. The 
Sigma Nu correspondent from Richmond college writes as follows : 
"It has been rumored that a chapter of Delta Upsilon has been 
organized here, but we have as yet seen no badges or other outward 
manifestations of any kind." In the December Shield 0/ Phi Kappa 


Psi we find this paragraph in a letter from Bucknell College : 
"Since the opening of the present collegiate year, fraternity spirit 
has been running exceedingly high among the 'neutrals.' An effort 
was made to present an application to Delta Upsilon for a charter, 
but owing to its prime mover going into another fraternity, the matter 
fell through. Headed by a sophomore and freshman, a petition is now 
in readiness to be presented to Alpha Tau Omega for the establish- 
ment of a chapter at Bucknell. " In the same magazine we find some 
amusing statements in a letter from the Ohio Wesleyan University. 
We cut part of a paragraph, as follows : '' Delta Upsilon is about to 
appear among us. The men are selected and we look for them to 
petition for admittance soon. Rumor also has it that Delta Kappa 
Epsilon is trying to get a chapter established, but prefers to have it 
composed entirely of men selected firom the fraternities here, which is, 
in the language of Reddy Henderson, a 'paradoxical hope.' Then 
we hear how Psi Upsilon will soon be among us, and if we were to 
walk down street we could tell you on our return of some other fra- 
ternity working up a chapter here. Delta Upsilon, which will un- 
doubtedly soon make its appearance, has been up to this time anti- 
secret, but by their recently revised constitution all new chapters must 
be secret, and the old ones will assume secrecy as soon as admissible. 

Following are the Greek-letter fraternity clubs in New York City, 
with their locations and officers : 

Delta Club (Phi Gamma Delta), No. 68 East 49th street Purdy 
Van Vliet, President ; James W. White, Secretary ; James N. Ballan- 
tine. Treasurer. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Club, No. 435 Fifth avenue. Granville P. 
Hawes, President ; David B. King, Secretary ; Frank S. Williams, 

Del to Phi Club, No. 5 East a 7th street T. J. Oakley Rhine- 
lander, President; Francis P. Lowrey, Secretory; Charles C. Bull, 

Delto Upsilon Club, No. 8 East 47th street Charles D. Baker, 
President; Samuel M. Brickner, Secretary; John Q. Mitchell, 

N. Y. Graduate Association of Alpha Delto Phi, No. 427 Fourth 
avenue. Russell Sturgis, President ; Nelson Spencer, Secretory ; 
Charles M. Baker, Treasurer. 


Psi Upsilon Qub, No. 33 West 4 2d street Frederick Baker, 
President ; James Abbott, Secretary ; Herbert L. Bridgman, Treasurer. 

St Anthony Club (Delta Psi), No. 9 East 28th street Nicholas 
Fish, President ; Frederick A. Potts, Jr., Secretary ; Gouvemeur 
Morris. Treasurer. 

Sigma Phi Club, No. 9 East 27th street Richard A. Elmer, 
President ; Cortlandt S. Van Rensselaer, Secretary ; Samuel T. Ross, 

Zeia Psi Club, No. 8 West 29th street, Augustus Van Wyck, 
President ; Eugene Van Schaick, Secretary ; Harold * Qemens, 

St. Paul, Feb. 8. — ^There was great excitement at the university 
yesterday. At chapel a new ladies' fraternity — the Kappa Alpha Thetas 
— had a "turn-out," with their badges pinned over bits of black and 
gold ribbon. The other ladies were surprised, but not disconcerted. 
Their resolution was quickly taken. After chapel the eight members 
were hustled unceremoniously into the ladies' parlor. Then there 
were whoops and shouts and cries for mercy. Meanwhile a crowd of 
grinning youths in an agony of curiosity were standing on the outside. 

At last student curiosity could stand it no longer, and with a mad 
rush the door was burst open and all the wild scene was exposed to 
view. Just at that moment a plump young woman in a confusion of 
tangled skirts and streaming hair was in the act of being put through 
the initiatory ceremony of being "bounced." Six stalwart Amazo- 
nians, the flower of the university military battalion, had hold of their 
victim and were tossing her in the air and catching her in their arms 
as she came down. In defiance of the presence of spectators the work 
of initiation went on until the whole eight members of the new frater- 
nity were finally ushered into the charmed Greek circle at the univer- 
sity. This makes the third ladies' fraternity at the university, the other 
ones being the Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Delta Gamma. — New 
York Times, 

In the college of the future perhaps B. A. will stand for Bachelor 
<A K^t^c^— New York Tribune, 

In the college of the future, if class societies and fiatemities keep 
on multiplying, perhaps B. S. will stand for Bachelor of Societies. 



President Harrison, in the formation of his Cabinet, has selected 
members of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity for two of the most import- 
ant positions. William Henry Harrison Miller of Hamilton has been 
appointed Attorney-General of the United States and Ex-Governor 
Redfield Proctor of MiddUhury has received the portfolio of the Secre- 
tary of the War Department Secretary Proctor is further bound to 
the Fraternity through his son and son-in-law, who are members of 
the Middlebury and Amherst chapters. 

We congratulate the Fraterni^ upon the honor which has come to 
it through these distinguished gentlemen, and in turn desire to assure 
them that they have the Fraternity's cordial support and best wishes 
in their responsible and trying positions. 

President Garfield, Judge Stephen J. Field, of the United States 
Supreme Court, Daniel S. Lamont, Attorney-General Miller and 
Secretary of War Proctor have given Delta Upsilon a position in 
National Politics which has never been attained by any other fraternity. 

The statistical tables published in this issue, showing the Alumni 
membership of the Fraternity, are valuable and present many interesting 
phases of the Fraternity's growth. The present rate of increase is about 
I, coo in five years. It gives real satisfaction to know tliat the member- 
ship of the Fraternity is steadily and rapidly increasing. The Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity has been progressing wonderfully during the past ten 
years. There hasn't been much splurge made over it, for the energy 
that is oftentimes spent in that direction, has been applied where it 
would do the most good for the Fraternity. 


The amount of matter collected for publication in this issue of the 
Quarterly is so great that it has required thirty pages additional to 
the usual size. 

In many respects it is the most satisfactory number that the Board 
has published, and we hope that our readers will concur in this 


The convention last fall elected George P. Morris, Rubers, '88, 
editor of the 0»m^K«wifti/ catalogue to be published in 1889. Four 
months have passed away since then, and Brother Morris has not yet 
decided whether he will accept the office or not This is to be regretted, 
because a work of this magnitude requires a great deal of help in its 
execution. The undergraduates have to furnish a large part of the 
matter needed and it is getting dangerously late in the year. When 
the colleges close in June the students become scattered all over and it i» 
difficult to get any assistance from them. The need of a new catalogue 
is urgent Wisconsin, LafaytUe, Columbia, Lehigh, Tufts, De Pauur 
and Pennsylvania have all been added to our roll since the last one was 
published. The addresses of nearly half the members are now different 
from what they were five years ago, and much statistical and other 
matter which has been collected in this period needs to be put in 
accessible shape. 

It is nearly four months since the Adelbert convention was held 
and the Annual containing the records of that gathering has just 
been published. The college year is now so far advanced that 
it will be of but little service in this year's work, and it is useful 
simply to file away in the archives of the chapters. So much 
time should not elapse between the convention and the publishing 
of the minutes. We do not wish to be understood as implying 
that the appearance of the Annual this year is later than usual, 
for such is not the case ; on the contrary, it is earlier than the average. 
If the Annual \s to be of any practical value to the chapters it should 
appear not later than a month after convention. Then the chapters 
would have the doings of the convention in handy form for use during 
the year and get more directly the benefits of the convention. 

We believe that this result can be best obtained by changing 
the method of publication. As it is now, the minutes have to pass 
through four or five different hands, which of necessity entails a waste 
of time, for one experienced man could do this work fully as well The 
prompt delivery and accuracy of the minutes would be more assured, 
for then but one person would be responsible for any delay or errors. 
The expense for services in this case probably would be something, but 
it could be arranged so that the cost of publication should not be more 
than at present 



Banquets are now in full fashion, and large and successful alumni 
dinners have recendy been held in Boston, Springfield, Syracuse 
and New York, while Rutgers and Pennsyhxxma are foretelling 
future festivities. The former is to hold, on March 8th, its annual 
reunion and banquet, which formerly has been held at com- 
mencement The change in the date is due to the belief that the 
many other events of commencement week seriously detract from the 
success of a banquet held at that time. Pennsyhxxma, on the 21st of 
March, celebrates with a banquet the first anniversary of her estab- 
lishment These are both excellent moves and highly commend 
themselves to the attention of the other chapters. 

We desire to call particular attention to the alumni notes in this 
issue. In quantity and quality they exceed anything we have hereto- 
fore published in a single number. Most of the credit for this pleas- 
ing condition of affairs is due to the kindness of the alumni, who have 
always so heartily seconded our efforts to make that department in- 
teresting. It may be agreeable to the members of the Fraternity to 
know that the Quarterly has never been excelled, or even equaled, 
in this department by any other fraternity magazine. 


We hope that one of the first things the new administration will 
turn its attention to, is improving the postal system, and especially 
the service between New York and Schenectady. 

In the early part of last fall we mailed a letter to the Associate 
<2uarterlt Editor of the Union chapter, at Schenectady, N. Y., asking 
for a chapter-letter for the November number. After that the matter 
escaped our mind, and attention was not called to it again until prepa- 
rations begap for the February issue. The absence of a letter from 
Vmon was then noted, and in December another request was sent for 
a chapter-letter. Up to the time of going to press this has brought 
forth no response, and as both of the letters bore a "return request" 
and have not been returned to us, we are compelled to reluctantly 
believe that those two letters are now somewhere in transit between 
New York and Schenectady. 

This is the season of the year when boards of college students all 
over the country are exhausting their gray matter and desperately 


Struggling to produce a college annual that will completely over- 
shadow everything that has appeared before under that tide. To 
the Brothers who prepare the lists of the members in their chapters 
for insertion in the annuals of colleges in which Delta U. has 
chapters, we wish to offer the suggestion that their page will look 
much better if the full names of the members are arranged alpha- 
betically under their respective classes. They should also see that the 
right date of the establishment of chapter and fraternity is given ; 
and that in the roll of chapters, the proper names of the chapters 
are used and correctly arranged in the order of their establishment 


A question has been raised concerning the legality of the amend- 
ment to Article VII, Section i, of the Fraternity Constitution, as 
adopted at the recent convention in Geveland. The Constitution can 
only be "amended in convention by resolutions adopted by two- 
thirds of the chapters represented in such convention, provided that 
notice of such proposed amendments be sent to each chapter at least 
three weeks previous to such convention." 

It is claimed that the provisions of this last clause were not com- 
plied with« 

* * 

The nomenclature employed by some fraternities to designate their 
chapters gives rise sometimes to amusing results. Thus Sigma Chi has 
a chapter named Zeta Psi, but we have failed as yet to hear that Zeta 
I^ has returned the compliment by christening one of her chapters 
Sigma Chi. Another fraternity has a Nu Delta chapter, which 
prompts the inquiry, " Have they an Old Delta chapter ? " The Pi 
Delta naturally suggests a Cake Delta, the Psi Delta a Joy Delta and 
the Xi Delta leads one to question if there is a number IX Delta ? 
For all practical purposes we think the best name for a chapter is that 
of the institution in which it is located. 

If our quotations from other publications sometimes read a 
trifle oddly, it is due to the fact that they are quoted literally and no 
effort is made to edit their matter. 

Last December a special call was sent to the Associate Quarterly 
Editors, asking for the full names and home addresses of all the 


initiates into their respective chapters during the year 1888. Only 

twelve of the editors responding to this request, it was repeated in 

January and resulted in bringing in eight of the thirteen delinquents. 

We regret that the wording of our call was so imperfect that the 

editors from Amhersi^ Co&y, Madism^ Northwestern and La/qyette 

fiiiled to see its application to themselves and so did not furnish their 

lists at the proper time. This neglect will delay the publication of the 

names of the 1888 initiates until the next number. 


The aim of the Quarterly is to publish news, and all the fraternity 
news that is interesting to college men, whether it concerns the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity or some other organization. 


The recent re-establishment of Alpha Delta Phi and Phi Gamma 
Delta and the foundation of Sigma Nu, as four-year societies in the aca- 
demical department of Yale College, is an important movement in the 
fraternity world. It fulfills the prediction which we made in our July 
issue, that the time was ripe for a change in the character of the Yale 
academical societies and that the four-year fraternities were bound to 
take there the honorable position which they hold in the great body of 
American colleges. The causes which have led to this condition of 
affairs are not of sudden growth, but have been gradually developing 
during the past few years. While Yale is pre-eminently a conservative 
institution and precedent holds great sway over the students, &ctors 
have been at work which even this fetich could not keep down. The 
change of administration and the advent of larger classes have brought 
about a new atmosphere and created new demands. The student's 
alumni and faculty have been by no means silent in expressing their 
dissatis&ction and disapproval of the old societies. In response to 
this, the delegations of the Junior societies have been cut down to nearly 
one-third of their former numbers, a new Senior society formed, two 
chapters of fraternities re-established and several new ones founded. 
We believe that other fraternities can now safely enter the college, and 
we hope to see many chapters established there in the near future. 


A good specimen of the ridiculous items which often appear in 
college papers, is shown in the following note taken from a recent 
issue of the Pennsytvaman : 


'* The Valedictorian of last year's class at Rutgers was a colored man/' 

Sherman Grant Pitt, a loyal Delta U., was the valedictorian of the 
last class at Rutgers. We have known him for nearly five years, and 
daring that time have never noticed anything about him that would 
give one the faintest suspicion that he was other than a ''white man." 


We have been much gratified with the promptness with which our 
associate editors have sent in their matter for this number. The 
amount and character has also merited commendation. The sub- 
scriptions for the volume from the undergraduates have not come in 
as well as they should, and the chapters who are behindhand should 
see that they are forwarded without delay. The responses firom the 
alumni have never been so prompt or satisfactory before. Within a 
day after the bills were sent out the subscriptions began to pour in, 
and among the first to arrive were those from ex-Governor Bross, 
Williams, '38; Judge Field, Wilhams, '37, of the U. S. Supreme 
Court ; Judge Nott, Union, '48, of the U. S. Court of Qaims ; Chief 
Justice Tripp, Colby, '61, of Dakota ; Judge Sawyer, Hamilton, '62, of 
the Supreme Court of California ; Anson L. Hobart, WHUams, '36 ; 
William Elliott Griffis, Rutgers, '69 ; Dr. David Thayer, Union, '40 ; 
Grove K. Gilbert, Rochester, '62 ; Homer Greene, Union, '76 ; the 
Hon. George H. Large, Rutgers, '72, late President of the New 
Jersey Senate ; the Hon. £. B. Sherman, Middldmry, '60, of Chicago, 
and from many others equally well known. 

We are glad to see that a number of undergraduates are taking 
advantage of our ofier of a commission on all new subscriptions and 
advertisements which they can secure for the Quarterly. In this 
manner they are doing three good things : putting money in their own 
pockets, helping the Quarterly and increasing their interest in the 
Fraternity, for enthusiasm in a cause grows as efforts are put forth to 
help its development We hope other Brothers may be encouraged to 
take up the work. 



It was stated recendy that the delay in the publication of the last 
number of the Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta was occasioned by the 
sickness of the editor, Mr. J. M. Phillips. There has been consider- 


able reluctance on the part of a number of other fraternity magazines 
to appear promptly on time. From the wails that have been offered 
up by their editors we are inclined to believe that a number of them 
are also sick, but that their sickness takes on an aspect that is more 
mental and financial than physical. 

The support which is so freely offered the editors of the Greek- 
letter magazines by their grateAil constituents is spelled with nine 
letters — c-r-i-t-i-c-i-s-m. 

The Gamma (University of the City of New York) chapter of Delta 
Phi has evinced a morbid relish for second-hand material, at intervals, 
for twenty years. 

The chapter has been of a fairly good size for a university chapter, 
occasionally — like all the fraternities there — ^being at a low ebb. It 
will not bear comparison with Delta Upsilon in the years that have 
elapsed since the foundation of the latter. During these twenty-three 
years it has graduated nearly 40 per cent of its initiates, while Delta 
Upsilon has graduated nearly 60 per cent of hers, having initiated 
three more men. It has taken 14 high commencement honors, as 
against 28 taken by Delta Upsilon, winning 5 firsts, 4 seconds, 3 thirds 
and 2 fourths to Delta Upsilon's 7 firsts, 8 seconds, 6 thirds and 7 
fourths — not counting Delta Upsilon's first honor man in '89. Delta 
Phi has taken $1,900 of Fellowship money. Delta Upsilon, $2,700. 
Thirty Delta Phi orators have been appointed to speak at commence- 
ment exercises and twenty-four at Junior Exhibitions, against Delta 
Upsilon's fifty commencement orators and thirty-seven Junior exhi- 
bition orators. 

Nearly twenty years ago Delta Phi "lifted " a man who had been 
a member of Delta Upsilon for nearly a month. He was not a brilliant 
man, and was secured by Delta Upsilon because of his family name. 
In two years he left college because of deficiencies in studies, it was 
said. A few years later Delta Phi initiated two men suspiciously soon 
after they had offered their resignations to Delta Upsilon. One of 
these was a weak brother and left college in another year. The other 
was graduated and was accounted a good Delta Phi. At this moment 
he is awaiting trial on a criminal charge. In the spring of 1881 two 


more weak Delta Upsilon vessels were seduced by Delta Phi. One of 
them offered his resignation after election into Delta Phi, his member- 
ship in Delta Upsilon having been characterized by inactivity and 
neutrality. The other, in answer to a letter from an alumnus, inquir- 
ing the truth of a rumor that he was about to follow suit, wrote : " I 
give you my word that I will not desert Delta Upsilon." In less than 
three weeks he was " lifted" and '* swung out " a Delta Phi pin. 

The last investment of this kind made by Delta Phi is in the person 
of George Travilla McNab, who was lately '* lifted " and promptly- 
expelled. His unfriendly passivity, avoidance of Delta Upsilon meet- 
ings and general indifference had been a subject of grave discussion in 
chapter meetings. But it was known that he was drwen by his 
studies and was already a year behind the class in which he entered ; 
so the excuse of "want of time" was reluctantly taken, and dis- 
ciplinary measures were delayed until the action of expulsion was taken. 


Matter for the next issue of the Quarterly will be due in New 
York April 15 th. 

Dudley S. Schaff, New York, '73, is one of the two assistant editors 
of the &mous Schaff-Herzog Encyclopaedia. 

William Henry Harrison Miller, Hamilion, '61, is freely slated by 
the newspapers as the next Attorney-General of the United States. 

The Columbia chapter reports the largest delegation in the class of 
'92. Eleven men have been initiated and several more are pledged. 

The Pennsylvania chapter will celebrate the first anniversary of its 
foundation, with a banquet in Philadelphia, Saturday evening, March 


The New England Delta Upsilon Club held its annual reunion and 
banquet December 5th in Boston. It is reported as a very successful 


The Annual, containing the records, addresses and poem of the re- 
cent convention, held with the AdeWert chapter, at Cleveland, Ohio, has 

The Ci^mei/ chapter is rejoicing over the fact that Delta Upsilon now 
has a larger representation in the faculty of the University than any 
other fraternity. 

The Rutgers chapter will hold its annual reunion and banquet on 
Friday evening, March 8, 1889. This banquet has been held formerly 
at commencement time. 

The Rev. George Thomas Dowling, D.D., Madison, '72, of Cleve- 
land, Ohio, the orator of the last convention, has been called to the 
pastorate of a church on Madison avenue, Albany, N. Y. 

The Rochester chapter is about to purchase for $16,000 a hand- 
some house, which they will henceforth use as a chapter-house. Delta 
U. will be the first fraternity at Rochester to own a house. 

The first meeting of the new Executive Council was held on De- 
cember 12, 1888. Organization was effected by the election of Ezra 
S. Tipple, Ph.D., Syracuse, '84, as President, and Walter E. Merritt, 
Amherst, '87, Secretary and Treasurer. 

There are three Delta U's in the Hartford Theological Seminary ; 
Arthur L. Struthers, Amherst, '87 ; Henry L. Bailey, Middlebury, '86, 
and El wood G. Tewksbury, Harvard, '87. Robert J. Barton, Middle- 
bury, '84, is absent on leave at Johnson, Vt 

The University of Indiana is steadily growing under the careful and 
popular management of President David Starr Jordan, M.D., Ph.D., 
LL.D., Cornell, '72. There are now 8 Post-graduates, 44 Seniors, 40 
Juniors, 60 Sophomores and loi Freshmen enrolled ; total, 253. 

Professor William Swinton, Amherst, '56, the famous author of 
school text-books, is said to be in receipt of an annual income of 
between twenty-five and thirty thousand dollars a year. This he re- 
ceives as a royalty on thirty-two of his books published by Ivison, 
Blakeman & Taylor, of New York. 

Subscriptions to the current volume of the Quarterly were due 
from the chapters the first of last November. The amounts received 
up to the 20th of February are as follows : Hamilton, $11 ; Rochester, 


$ig; Afidd/edury, $io; Rutgers, $21; ComeU, $21; Syracusey $8; 
Wisconsin, $8 ; Tu/ts, $16 ; De Pauw, $9. 

Professor Albert C. Hill (Afadison, ^77), Principal of Cook Academy, Havana, 
N. Y., says that Speaker Cole assumed in his hearing last summer the whole respon- 
sibility of the repau^ to the Assembly ceiling. Now Cole is trying to crawl out 
from under the ceiling and shift the weight he once used to magnify his own import- 
ance upon somebody else. There is a difference, as philosophers and poets both 
agree, 'twixt tweedledum and tweedledee. — l^ew York World, January 20, 1889. 

Isaac Hamburger, New York, '81, writing some time ago to the 
Editor from Helena, Montana, says : ''I came here as assistant to 
Mr. R. B. Harrison, who is the Secretary of the Territorial Board of 
Stock Commissioners and also of the Montana Stock Growers' Associa- 
tion. Mr. Harrison is a son of the Indiana Senator, a fine man, and 
is connected with a great many Montana enterprises." 

Colonel Lamont {Union, *72) is honestly disgusted. The report printed in the 
afternoon papers that he is to be the new Judge>Advocate-General to succeed 
Swaim he characterizes as the silliest and most unfounded fairy tale that has as yet 
got into cold type. 

** There is absolutely nothing in it," said the Colonel to.night "I cannot 
imagine how it got into the papers. As to my plans for the future, I can only say 
I expect to go into business in New York City. Just what the business will be I 
do not care to say at this time." — New York World, 

In an article on "College Fraternities" in The Century for Sep- 
tember, 1888, the name of President Garfield was placed in a list of 
prominent members of Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon and Delta Ejippa 
Epsilon. A correspondent writes that he was a member of neither 
of these societies, but of Delta Upsilon, a non-secret fraternity, of 
which he was an active and interested member up to the time of his 
death. — The Century for March, 1889. 

Eight chapters are represented among the members of the Fraternity 
who reside in the Delta U. Club-house at 8 East 47th street, New 
York, N. Y. ; Williams, William M. Marvin, '86 ; Amherst, Walter E. 
Mcrritt, '87 ; Rochester, Samuel M. Brickner, '88 ; Rutgers, Frederick 
Deshler, '86; Asa Wynkoop, '87; New York, Lincoln Pierce, '91; 
Marietta, John Q. Mitchell, '80 ; Harvard, H. Qifford Wood, '85 ; 
Samuel S. Hall, *^^ ; Columbia, Warren E. Sammis, '87 ; Henry W. 
Brush, '89; Bertrand C. Hinman, '90; William E. Young, Jr., '91. 


Two Famous Fathers of Girls. 

Frances Cleveland Lamont, the new baby, is a dark-eyed beauty who is 
destined to have dark hair like her mother. I believe Colonel Lament was highly 
pleased with the third girl, and was not disappointed because " she was not a boy.'* 
Bat Chief Justice Fuller, who has eight girls, seemed not to believe it possible that 
a girl baby should be as welcome as a boy. One day at the White House he passed 
into the private secretary's room, and, giving him a sympathetic slap on the back, 
said : ** Never mind, Colonel, we had eight girls before we had a boy.*' The 
Colonel gasped for a moment, then rallied, and thanking the Chief Justice, assured 
him he was fond of girls; in fact, very partial to girl babies. After the father of 
eight girls had gone out, however, the private secretary i^as heard to say in a low 
tone something about "drawing the line at eight.*' — Springfield Republican, 

The Syracuse Banquet. 

The fifteenth annual reception and banquet of the Syracuse chapter of Delta 
Upsilon was held in the Leland Hotel on last Friday evening. The parlors were 
decorated with fraternity colors and banners, while an orchestra half concealed 
behind a screen of hot-house plants added much to the enjoyment At about ten 
o'clock the jolly company proceeded to the dining-room, where the generous char- 
acter of the Delta U. banquet was fully maintained. Several students were present 
from Hamilton College and Cornell and Madison Universities; and during the 
evening the Delta U. Sophomores from Cornell, attending the class banquet at the 
Globe, visited the Leland for a short time. Seventy guests, including many alumni 
from the city, were present. At the close of the banquet, toast-master C. S. Rob- 
ertson called for the following toasts : Delta U. in the World— V. R. VValker, *2i4 ; 
The Syracuse Chapter— W. H. Benham, '89 ; Delta U. in the Ministry— C. R. 
Story, Madison, '89 ; The Ladies — A. W. Skinner, '91; Delta U. in College — H. 
J. Banker, '92 ; Our Sister Chapters— B. H. Blood, Cornell, '89. — University 
Herald^ February 18, 1889. 

On Friday evening, February 8th, at the Delta Upsilon club-house. No. 8 East 
47th street, took place the annual mid-winter reception tendered to their friends by 
the New York Delta Upsilon Club and the Columbia Chapter. The spacious rooms 
of the Club were handsomely decorated for the occasion. Fraternity emblems and 
trophies occupied conspicuous places on the walls and the whole interior of the 
house looked handsome. The reception began at 9 o'clock, and it was afteir^ 3 
o'clock when the last carriage had rolled away. The beauty, amiability and high 
social position of the ladies present, helped largely to make the aflair the most suc- 
cessful ever given in the club-house. 

The ladies who acted as patronesses and kindly assisted in receiving were : 
Mrs. General Clinton B. Fisk, Mrs. M. Van Buren Travis, Mrs. Henry B. Turner, 
Mrs. William V. King, Mrs. John J. Bloomfield and Mrs. S. M. Barstow. The Com- 
mittee of Arrangements consisted of William £. Young, Jr., Columbia^ '91 ; WUliam 
J. Warburton, Columbia^ '90 ; Henry B. Turner, Jr., Columbia^ '89 ; W. Francis 
Campbell, New York, '87, and Charles S. Eytinge, Columbia, '87. 


Among the ladies present were Miss Edith Black, Miss May Bloomfield, M'ss 
Goodridge, Miss Nellie Goodridge, Miss Madeleine Aniold, Miss Eytinge, Miss 
Campbell, Miss Shephard, Miss Edith King, Miss Moore, Miss A. H. Kidd, Miss 
Carpenter, Miss Sammis, Miss Bagen, Miss Elting, Miss Devret, Miss Camila 
Serrano, Miss Holbrook, the Misses Davidson, Miss Mercein, Mrs. Parks and Miss 
Barstow. General Clinton B. Fisk was also among the guests. About ten chap- 
ters of the Fraternity were represented among the fifty Delta U.'s present 

Rossiter Johnson, Ph.D., Rochester^ '63, contributed ** A Seven- 
sided Paradox " to the November North American Review, The Janu- 
ary i'criJJwr contained "Japanese Art Symbols," by William Elliot 
Griflfts, D.D., Rutgers, *69. The January Homiletic had "A Cluster 
of Curiosities," by Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57, and "A 
Working Church," by Justin E. Twichell, D.D., Amherst, '58. The 
February Lippincoti contains "Mizpath," a poem, by Homer Greene, 
Esq., Union, '76. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57, contributes 
"The Laws of Sermon Structure " to the February Homiletic, May- 
bury Fleming, New York, '72, has a poem entitled '* A Song of Pleas- 
ure " in the February ScrHmer, John C. Branner, Cornell, '74, State 
Geologist of Arkansas, contributes to the February American youmal 
of Science "The Geology of Fernando de Noronha." The February 
Collegian has as its "special paper" " The Teaching of English Litera- 
ture in th^ College Curriculum," by Professor Leverett W. Spring, 
Williams, '63, of Williams College. The March Homiletic has "Apolo- 
getics in the Pulpit," by President Henry A, Buttz, D.D., Union, '58; 
"A Winning Church," by Justin E. Twichell, D.D., Amherst, '58; 
"A Cluster of Curiosities" 'and "The, Preaching that Tends to Con- 
version," by Arthur T, Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57. Frank Gaylord 
Cook, Harvard, '82, has a paper entitled "Some Colonial Lawyers 
and their Work " in the March Atlantic Monthly, 

Delta Upsilon House.— Situated about half- way up College Hill, on the north of 
t)^« street, stands the Delta Upsilon house, a neat and attractive structure, built in 
the Queen Anne style. Immediately upon rounding the turn at the summit of 
Freshman Hill, one is favorably struck with its choice location and external appear- 
ance; A broad veranda extends around the front and eastern side, while above it 
on the eastern side are two balconies commanding a magnificent view of the Oris- 
kany Valley for miles, with fair Houghton and the beautiful Village of Clinton in 
the foreground ^d a glimpse of the Mohawk Valley and Utica in the distance. 
The chapter-hojise has three stories besides the basement. The latter contains the 
kitchen, pantry, family, vegetable, coal and furnace rooms. Massive double doors 
guard the entrance to the first floor, which contains a spacious hall, library, recep- 


tion and dining rooms, all furnished in oak. The reception room is fitted with 
fdmiture upholstered expressly for the chapter in the fraternity colors, old gold and 
sapphire blue. It contains besides a piano, portraits of Selden H. Talcott, M.D., 
Superintendent of the State Asylum at Middletown; Dr. W. H. Maynard, professor 
at Madison University; Rev. L. A. Ostrander, of Lyons; Dr. O. J. Eddy, medical 
reviewer of pensions at Washington, D. C. ; and Joslah A. Hyland, of the admiralty 
court. In both the reception and dining rooms there are fire-places artistically 
furnished with tiles. The students* rooms are furnished on the second floor in 
Georgia pine, and on the third floor in Norwegian pine. They are well lighted, 
comfortable and unique. Two rooms are furnished with sets in antique oak, two 
in mahogany finish and two in maple. Both the first and second floors are made 
with hardwood borders and are covered with Brussels rugs. Each room is supplied 
with a closet and register. The lodge room is on the third floor. F. H. Gouge, of 
Utica, a member of the fraternity, was the architect. In one of the rooms hangs a 
framed letter written by the late Hon. James A. Garfield, when an undergraduate 
member of this fraternity at Williams College. A large picture of General Garfield 
also graces the walls. Ground is broken for a tennis court, which will be com- 
pleted in the spring. The active chapter numbers 12, which is nearly the capacity 
of the building. Among the alumni connected with« this fraternity are Judge 
Stephen J. Field, of the Supreme Court, David A. Wells, William Swinton, Dr. 
A. T. Pierson, Professor Francis M. Burdick, Josiah Strong, Daniel Lamont and 
other prominent men. — Morning Herald^ Utica, N. Y., January 14, 1889. 

Formation of a Western New England Club. 

College men invaded the parlors of the Hotel Warwick last evening, graduates 
of fifty years ago joining hands with Sophomores of to-day and singing the tunes 
of college society life. The occasion was a meeting to form an alumni club of the 
Delta Upsilon [non-secret] fraternity, and the association was started ofi* with the 
assistance of Dr. A. L. Hobart, of Worcester, and Rev. Edward Clarke, of this 
dty, who helped organize the fraternity at Williams College fifty-five years ago. 
There was little formality about the proceedings, Rev. Dr. T. H. Hawkes, of this 
city, who still takes a warm interest in undergraduate life, presiding at the pre- 
liminary meeting, when these officers were chosen : 

President, Hon. M. B. Whitney, of Westfield ; Vice-President, Judge L. E. 
Hitchcock, of Chicopee ; Secretary and Treasurer, W. L. Fairbanks, of this city ; 
Executive Committee, Rev. Dr. Theron H. Hawkes, Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, D. B. 
Howland and J. B. Felt, of this city, and J. W. Lamb, of Hartford. 

Special interest attended the proceedings from the number of chapters repre- 
sented, and the fact that the alumni of five colleges were charter members of the 
Delta Upsilon branches there. After an hour of greetings exchanged with the 
warmth pecuUar to college men and several informal speeches, the members 
adjourned to the dining-hall, where an elaborate m6nu awaited them. The Hon. 
Milton B. Whitney presided ; grace was asked by Rev. Edward Clarke, and full 
justice was done to the delicacies prepared. Rev. £. £. Atkinson, of Chicopee, 
who has led the after-dinner speaking at several of the fraternity's banquets, was 


toast-master. His dry humor was never more keen or more heartily relished. 
Rev. W. H. P. Faunce was first introduced, and responded earnestly and grace- 
hilly for the City of Springfield. The address of Rev. Dr. J. E. Twitchell. of New 
Haven, who was once an army chaplain, and whose after-dinner talks are always 
a treat, was of peculiar interest. Among the many other speakers were Samuel K. 
Elmore, President of the Connecticut River Banking Company of Hartford, who 
was a society associate with the late President Garfield in the Williams chapter* 
and C. A. Piddock, editor of the Christian Secretary at Hartford. Letters of 
greeting were read from David A. Wells, of Norwich, Coim., ex-President of the 
fraternity, who had planned to attend, and was prevented by the state of his health; 
E. A. Hubbard, of Hatfield, formerly superintendent of schools in this city; Trea- 
surer White, of Williams college; Professors Dodd, Spring and Ranney, of Williams 
college; Professors Genung and Montague, of Amherst college; Proficssor F. S. 
Luther, of Trinity college; Rev. Dr. Llewellyn Pratt, of Norwich, Conn. ; Treasurer 
Eldridge and Professor Boyce, of Middlebury; and J. H. Sprague, of Hartford, 

Speeches of an informal nature followed, and the undergraduate delegations 
from Amherst and Williams added zest to the fraternity songs, which were frequent. 
W. £. Clarke, catcher on the Amherst ball nine, spoke for the undergraduates of 
that chapter, and J. F. Fitschen, Jr., for Williams. Conspicuous among the men 
at the table were the broad shoulders of Rev. A. J. Benedict, '72, who was one of 
the six sturdy men who rowed the six -oared shell for Amherst off this city, and not 
only won the pennant, but made a record which has not since been beaten. The 
festivities were prolonged until a late hour. Greetings were exchanged with the 
New York Club, in session at the metropolis, and the banquet broke up with the 
strains of ** Vive la Delta U.,'* repeated again and again. These were the mem- 
bers present : 

AmAerst.-^H, A. Pratt, '48, of Shelburne Falls ; Rev. A. G. Beebe, '50 ; Rev. 
Dr. J. E. Twitchell, '58, of New Haven, Conn.; E. P. Bartholomew, '71 ; Rev. A. 
J. Benedict, '72, of Kensington, Conn.; L. E. Hitchcock, '72t of Chicopee ; D. B. 
Howland, '83 ; C. L. Sherman, '88 ; W. E. Clarke. Jr., '89 ; U Derr, '89 ; W. M. 
Weldon, '90 ; H. M. Chase, '91 ; G. S. Raley, '92. 

Brown.— Rev. E. E. Atkinson, '79, of Chicopee ; Rev. W. H. P. Faunce, *8o. 

Colfy,—], W. Lamb, '55, of Hartford ; L. M. Pierce, '60 ; B. S. Annis, ^85, 
of Wilbraham. 

Harvard.— Kev. G. R. Hewitt, ^83, of West Springfield. 

Madison. — Charles A. Piddock, ^72, of Hartford, Conn. 

MiddUtmry.—C. E. Blake, ^73 ; J. B. Felt, '83. 

Rutgers.— Rev. Ralph W. Brokaw, '74. 

7«/'^.— Wilson L. Fairbanks, '87. 

IVes/ey an.— Hon. S. W. Cook, *53, of Worcester. 

Williams. — Dr. A. L. Hobart, '36, of Worcester ; Rev. Edward Clarke, '37; 
Rev. Dr. Theron H. Hawkes, '44 ; Rev. S. L. Merrell, '45 ; M. B. Whitney, '49, 
of Westfield ; S. E. Elmore, '57, of Hartford, Conn. ; G. H. Flint, '86, of MoBson ; 
J. F. Fitschen, Jr., '89, and H. F. Grout, '89.— Springfield, Mass., Republican, 
February 9, 1889 . 


Annual Dinner New York Delta Upsilon Club. 

The annual mid-winter dinner of the New York Delta Upsilon Club was held 
at the club-house, No. 8 East 47th street, on Thursday evening, February 21st. 
The guests began to assemble about 9 o'clock, and at 9.30 proceeded to the ban- 
quet hall. Mazzetti was the caterer, and the dinner was served in his usual ele- 
gant manner. 

After full justice to the substantial portion of the feast had been done, the 
toast-master, Starr J. Murphy, Amh^st^ *8i, called the assembly to order, and the 
flow of wit and reason began. The Hon. Charles D. Baker, Cornell^ '74, Presi- 
dent of the club, was the first speaker. He emphasized the advantages of the 
club for resident and non-resident Delta U.'s, and spoke of its powerful influence 
throughout the fraternity. He said it was a home for all Delta U.*s in the city 
and for all who came to the metropolis from the distant shores of Jersey or from 
the inaccessible city of Rochester. Brother Murphy next called upon A. Britton 
Havens, Rutgers, '82, to respond to ** Matrimony." 

*' Oh ! woman, in our hour of ease 
Uncertain, coy and hard to please, 

And always in the wrong ; 
When pain and anguish wring the brow. 
You go to sleep and don*t care how 

The old man gets along.*' 

The Rev. Josiah Strong, D.D., Adelbert, '69, the author of "Our Country,** 
spoke to the sentiment, ** Literature." He claimed that the possibilities of the 
Anglo-Saxon American, embodying as he does the monotheism of the Hebrew, the 
intellectuality of the Greek and the respect for law of the Roman, were unlimited. 
He predicted a magnificent future for the United States, and asserted that the 
6,cxx> Delta U.'s would have a prominent part in making her history. 

The Hon. Hans S. Beattie, New York, '73, Surveyor of the Port of New York, 
spoke of *' Civil Service." 

<* The Independent blandly smfles 
When Grover leads the troop. 
But when the G. O. P. gets in 
The Mugwump's in the soup. " 

— Ben Shakespeare. 

Mr. Beattie gave a lengthy and learned discourse on the faults and virtues of Civil 
Service as now practised. He commended President Cleveland's administration 
and spoke hopefully of the work of the incoming President He said that on his 
early retirement from office he would publish his own civil service experience in a 
leading magazine. 

**Our Needs " was the sentiment to which Rossiter Johnson, Ph.D., Rochester, 
'63, responded. He emphasized good fellowship, and spoke in his well known 
flowing, witty style. 


James M. Giflford, Esq., MiddUbury, '77, responded to "The Law," and 
Charles H. Roberts, Nno York, »86. to "The Ladies." 

Wit sparkled throughout all the toasts, and it was generally remarked that a 
iiner lot of toasts had seldom been heard at a Delta U. banquet. Brother Murphy 
•distinguished himself, as usual, in his capacity as toast-master. 

The courses and toasts were interspersed by college and fraternity songs, and 
general enthusiasm prevailed. It was three o*clock when the party separated, and 
-with the farewells were many remarks on the success of the occasion. Those 
present were : 

m//iams,—The Hon. A. V. W. Van Vechten, '47; William M. Marvin, '86; 
William R. Broughton, '87; Ellis J. Thomas. '88. 

Hanultm.—UtnTj R. Waite. Ph.D., '68; Chester Donaldson. '84; Harry P. 
Woley, '87. 

^w^^x/.— Lorenzo W. Scarle, Esq., '78; Charles A. Doubleday, '81; Starr 
J. Murphy, Esq., '81; Alexander D. Noyes, '83; Walter E. Merritt, '87; James 
Ewing, '88; WUliam B. Noyes, '88; Herman V. Ames, '88. 

Adelbert,— i:\it Rev. Josiah Strong, D.D., '69. 

WrjArytf«.— Melville E. Mead, Esq., '52. 

Colby, ^WaWzm H. Snyder, '85. 

Rochester, — Rossiter Johnson, Ph.D., '63; Samuel M. Brickner. '88. 

Middiebury,—]2imes M. GifFord, Esq., '77; the Rev. Edwin E. Rogers, '78. 

Rutgers,— h, Britton Havens, Esq., '82; Frederick Deshler, *86; Asa Wyn- 
koop.'87; George P. Morris. '88; Byron Cummings, '89; Warren R. Schcnck, '89. 

JJrowH.—The Hon. Ratcliffe Hicks, '64. 

Madison, — George E. Hubbard, M.D., '78. 

New K?r/t.— Samuel B. Duryea, Esq., '66; the Hon. Hans S. Beattie, '73; 
Eugene D. Bagen, '76; Charles H. Roberts, '86; Lincoln Peirce, '91. 

Cornell, — The Hon. Charles D. Baker, '74; Eugene Frayer, Esq., '76; Gostave 
F. Taussig, '84. 

Afarietta.—]o\in C. Schminke, M.D., '75; John Q. Mitchell, '80. 

Syracuse,— Th& Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, Ph.D., '84. 

Mickigan. — George N. Carman, '81. 

Harvard,— n. Cliflford Wood, '85. 

Columbia,— Cha,T\ei S. Eytinge. '87; William S. Barstow, '87; Warren E. 
Sammis, '87; Leonard D. White, Jr., '87; Robert Goeller, '88; Henry W. Brash, 
''89; Thornton B. Penfield, '90; Bertrand C. Hinman, '90; Charles E. Gudewill, 
'90; Warren S. Blauvelt, '90; JohnC. Travis, '92. 

Scene at a Harvard Ball. — ist Manager. ''Do you think we can 
rush this ball through ? " 2d Manager (eyeing the ladies' toilets). 
** If it depends on the half-backs, I think we can." — Harvard Lampoon. 



The Hamillon chapter, though smaller, numerically, than usual, feels 
justified in saying that her relative position is unchanged. She still 
holds up the brilliant banner of Delta Upsilon on the highest hill-top 
of our little college world, and no one can point out a single stain or 
blemish upon her spotless folds of Gold and Blue. Our Freshman 
delegation consists of four good men, selected from a class of forty- 
two. They are typical Delta U. 's, and will prove, we trust, brave and 
loyal defenders of Delta Upsilon's priceless Jewell, i*. tf., manly in- 
teg^ty. Boarding in our chapter-house has proved a grand success. 
It binds us more closely together and causes our relations to approach 
very near to those of the family. In fact, we doubt if ever the Hamilton 
chapter was more closely united in brotherly love and fellowship than 
it is at present. Our few members may contribute in a measure to 
the same result ; for it is a fact universally confirmed that when a 
chapter yields up its conservatism in the selection of men and its num- 
bers immoderately increase, centralization is surrendered, the bonds 
of union become lax and feeble, and such a chapter becomes a hetero- 
geneous and disorganized mass of contrary minds^ and in such a case 
proper unity of thought, sentiment and action cannot exibt A fair 
quota of this enduring quality of conservatism, stanch and stern, has 
always been Hamilton s share, and to this we attribute our success. 
We gave our usual Thanksgiving dinner to our bachelor alumni this 
year, and in addition invited some ''subs" to be present They 
appeared to be deeply impressed with hearing such loyal after-dinner 
speeches, glowing testimonials to the worth of our beloved Fraternity. 
We have the most attractive chapter- house on the hill, in an excellent 
location, and its occupants are of no mean rank, either morally, 
socially or intellectually. It is something of which we are justly 
proud that no member of the Hamilton chapter is habitually addicted 
to the use of tobacco or intoxicating liquors in any form. It is a sig- 
nificant fact as to our social position that in one of the young ladies' 
seminaries here the Delta U.'s are the Uite^ and at the other we receive 
even more than a proportionate number of invitations. As to our 
success in our regular college work we point with satisfaction to our 
prize list This is indeed a * * growing season "at * * Old Hamilton. " There 
are now two new professors on the faculty, i*. ^., Anthony H. Evans, 
A.M., assistant Professor in Greek, and Clinton Scollard, the young and 
popular poet, assistant Professor of Literature and Elocution. An 
exceptionally large class of Freshmen entered, and our new Y. M. C. A. 
building, which is to cost in the neighborhood of $25,000, is nearly 
completed. The threatening clouds of the past have rolled away, and 
in the cheery sunshine of the present we are looking to a fruitful 


future. Hamilton sends greetings to her sister chapters, with the hope 
that they are all prosperous and fast adding new blocks of granite to 
the grand and imposing old edifice whose firm foundation is justice. 


Henry B. Woods, '89, is Managing Editor of the Oracle, the college 
annual, and Wilbur C. Whelden, '90, is one of the literary editors of 
the same publication. Among the Junior class officers the following 
are Delta U.'s: Orator, J. Edmund Burke; Awarder of Prizes, Wilbur 
C. Whelden; Chairman of Executive Committee, Melvin M. Smith. 
In the list of the ten strongest men in college, recently made by the 
instructor in gymnastics. Delta U. is represented as follows: Charles F. 
Leadbetter, '91, stands second in the list; George H. Dow, '91, 
eighth; William L. Soule, '90, ninth; L. Herrick, '92, tenth. Of the 
other three societies D. K. E. has the first, fourth and sixth strongest 
men; Zeta Psi the third and seventh; Phi Delta 1 heta the fifth. The 
present membership of our chapter is twenty-four. Of this number 
nine are out this winter teaching school, leaving us a working force of 


The present college year is a momentous one for Rochester. At 
the close of the present term we bade farewell to Dr. Anderson, wha 
has presided over the institution from its birth. His resignation was 
handed in and accepted by the trustees at the last commencement; but 
owing to the unavoidable absence of Dr. D. J. Hill, our President- 
elect, Dr. Anderson consented to remain for a part of this year. For 
the next two terms we shall be without a President. A committee 
from the faculty consisting of Professors Lattimore, Morey and Gilmore 
will fill the place temporarily. As we examine more closely the differ- 
ent delegations in the Freshman class, we have more reason to be 
convinced that our work in the rushing season was well done. 
Although the honor list for the Freshmen has not been published yet, 
we are certain of four, and very probably five, men. Of the honor men in 
the three upper classes at the beginning of the present year, twelve were 
Delta U.'sout of seventeen in the chapter, the largest percentage of any 
society here. Judging of the prosperity of the chapter from another stand- 
point, we have at present the editor-in-chief of the Campus, the President 
of the Inlerpres board and the presidency in two classes, besides minor 
honors. College politics have been very warm this fall. The Rochester 
chapter of Chi Psi has withdrawn from T. N. E. and left them well- 
nigh powerless. They have been beaten in every contest so far this 
year and we cannot say they have taken their defeat gracefully. Brother 
Burr, '89, who has been very ill with typhoid fever, has nearly recov- 
ered and will graduate with '90. The Campus, under the able direc- 
tion of Brother Briggs,'90, bids fair to be more successful than in pre- 


vious years; a number of new features have been introduced which 
are boUi interesting and valuable. Brother Blowers, '91, who has been 
absent most of the year on account of weak eyes, will return next term. 
We were glad of the opportunity of entertaining some of the delegates 
from our sister chapters on their way to and from Convention. We 
extend to all a hearty invitation to visit our chapter at any time. We 
feel that such visits are profitable to both host and guest 


The Rutgers chapter sends a hearty and fraternal greeting to her 
sister chapters and to all Delta U.'s. It gives us pleasure to learn of 
the uniform prosperity and progress of the Fraternity during another 
year. It is just twelve months since a letter from this chapter ap- 
peared in the Quarterly, and being called upon to give an account of 
ourselves, we may say again, ' ' Our past is inspiring, our present pros- 
perous^ the outlook for the future encouraging." "Old Rutgers" 
has weathered many a stormy time, which has developed in her a 
sturdiness and stability that is now meeting with deserved success and 
promises perennial prosperity. A new chemical laboratory, costing 
$30,000, is in course of erection. During the year three new profes- 
sors have been added to the faculty. Efforts to increase the endow- 
ment fund of the college are meeting with success. At the beginning 
of the year 85 new students were entered, the largest number in the 
history of the college. Of the 75 Freshmen our chapter chose 6 of 
the most desirable, making an acdve membership of 28 men. Our 
hearts were saddened last May by the death of Brother Scudder, one 
of our most active and enthusiastic members. The memory of his 
open, hearty and lovable character will ever be cherished by his many 
friends, and especially by those who were bound to him by the 
closest of fraternal ties. In the chapter's activity it touches college 
life at every point Each member, though a well-rounded man in 
other respects, has some special sphere in which he excels and in 
which he brings honor upon the society. Thus it is, that there is 
scarcely any college organization, whether social, athletic or literary 
in character, in which Delta U. does not take a prominent part We 
have three men ^on the foot-ball eleven, three on the base-ball nine, 
two on the lacrosse team, two on the Board oi Tar gum editors, and two 
in the glee club. Our political honors have not been very numerous 
during the year, owing to the strength of the Theta Nu Epsilon com- 
bination, which now includes all the secret societies here. Our 
Seniors were threatened with utter disregard on the coming Class Day, 
but by making a decided stand against such unreasonable treatment, 
they obtained some of the most important appointments, including 
the presidency of the class. The Rutgers chapter holds strictly to 
literary work in the Tuesday night meetings. Debates, declamations 


and extemporaneous speaking, sandwiched with fun and good jokes, 
are found to afiford pleasure as well as profit. A new feature of our 
meetings is a paper, consisting of editorials on fraternity and college 
topics, short poems, criticisms and college notes. The first meeting of 
each month is an extraordinary meeting, for which a special pro- 
gramme is made. Sometimes an evening is spent in a review of an 
author's life and works, sometimes a little spread is extemporized and 
toasts are made, and the society has been known to attempt Shake- 
sperean theatricals. The chief entertainment at the last meeting of this 
kind, at which a few invited fiiends were present, was the reading of 
choice selections by a trained elocutionist The result of this literary 
training and encouragement is seen in the class-room and at com- 
mencement. Suffice it to say that at the last commencement Delta 
U. secured four of the five honors and took eight prizes, or five more 
than any other one society. But let it not be thought that we are a 
set of "digs" and "grinds." The social element is by no means 
neglected. The chapter-rooms, which are made attractive in many 
ways, are daily patronized. "Society men" are not lacking among 
us. We are favored by having a large number of resident alumni, 
to whom we are grateful for their cheering presence, as well as for more 
substantial benefits. 

On the evening of November 13th the chapter held a model "ex- 
traordinary meeting." The chief entertainment of the evening con- 
sisted of readings and recitations by Madame Alberti, a talented 
elocutionist of Somerville, N. J. The varied selections were pathetic, 
humorous and dialectic, and their rendering elicited hearty applause. 
Selections on the piang were well performed by Harry A. Mather, '92. 
The readings were interspersed with college and fraternity songs by 
the society. Professor Titsworth and wife were present, also George 
W, Furbeck, Union, '87, and several resident alumni. At the last 
monthly Assembly Ball of New Brunswick there were eleven members 
of Delta U. present, only one other society being equally well repre- 
sented. Elias W. Thompson, '89, is President of the Philoclean Liter- 
ary Society. Warren R. Schenck, '90, is the champion tennis player 
of New Brunswick. For the past two years he has held the first place 
in the tournaments of the West End Tennis Club. Herbert B. Roberts,. 
'91, sings first tenor on the glee club, and Robert J. Hogan, '91, sec- 
ond tenor. James B. Thomas, '92, received the second Sloan En- 
trance Examination Prize. There were thirteen contestants. Robert 
S. Winn, '92, is engaged in making "cuts" for the Scarlet Letier, His 
artistic work in previous years has contributed largely to the success of 
that publication. Clarence H. Bonnell, '92, while at his home in 
Port Jervis during the holidays, was robbed of a watch and $60. The 
buiglars entered his room during his absence, and being discovered on 
his return, made good their escape before assistance could be obtained. 



Last year the majority of the non-society men in the present Senior 
class formed a local society. They chose the title Sigma Rho. This 
fall they have initiated into their sacred mysteries a number of under- 
classmen, and now they apply for a charter from a fraternity. It is 
rumored that they will become a chapter of the Phi Delta Theta. It does 
not seem that there is a very promising opening here for any new fra- 
ternities. There are eight represented now, and only two hundred and 
fifty students. Two new chapters have been formed within the last 
four years. On Monday, November 26th, we were granted a repre- 
sentative on Liber ^ the college annual. This is the first time we have 
assisted in the publication of the book since the establishment of the 
chapter, and we consider it quite a victory over conservatism, for ot 
late years the only argument which has been advanced against us was 
that it would violate precedent. The societies are getting to work on 
the men coming in next year. We have pledged two men, one the leader 
of the class at High School. One of the fraternities professes to have 
pledged four men out of the class of '93. On Tuesday evening, De- 
cember 1 8th, the glee club and symphony society gave the annual 
winter concert It was eminently successful. Brother Birge, '91, is 
the leader of both organizations, and he covered himself with glory. 
Beyond a doubt he is the most talented musician in college. One 
member of the glee club declared that he was the best conductor the 
club had ever had. At the concert a medley was rendered which had 
been arranged by Brother Ferris, '91, and the music had been selected 
by Brother Birge. The club is singing much better than for several 
years past The Junior class is occupied, or rather some members of 
it are busy, rehearsing for the dramatic entertainment The date of the 
performance has not been fixed. The entertainment is usually a con- 
siderable success from a social if from no other standpoint For years 
the mail has been delivered in the college buildings by some one of the 
students. He makes private arrangements with the rest of the students 
and the college mail is placed in his box. Efiforts are now being 
made to have the regular city delivery apply to the college buildings as 
well as to the other houses of the city. Probably this result will be 
brought about by the beginning of another year, if not before that 
time. On Thursday morning, December 1 3tn, a fire was discovered 
raging in the lower story of the building in which we have our room. 
The building is supposed to be fire-proof However that may be, it 
is sure that the flames were confined to the room in which they started. 
Our quarters are two floors above the lowest, and so we received no 
damage. Although the smoke was thick, yet it was not sufliciently 
dense to blacken the walls. Last winter the building in which we had 
roomed for two years, but from which we had just moved, was cleaned 
out by fire. Under the circumstances we consider ourselves fortunate. 



For a couple of weeks before Christmas quite a number of the college 
men were engaged as extra clerks in the city stores. Up to the present 
time the degree of Master of Arts has been given by the college as an 
honorary degree purely. After 1 890, however, a change is to be put 
in force, in accordance with the provisions of which the degree is to 
be given only after one or two years of graduate study and after exam- 
inations have been passed. The change surely is a good one, for there 
is too great laxity prevailing in the matter of granting degrees. The 
dignity of A.M. is lessened when it may be obtained for a ** pecuniary 
interest only. " The members of Delta Upsilon, in '90, appear to be 
particularly prominent on the honor list in the rhetorical department 
Of the four honors on October 27th we had two, Herman Watjen 
taking the first and Frederick E. Stockwell the third. On November 3d 
James Q. Dealey had the first ; November 1 7th, Lyman C. Newell took 
the first place. December 8th we had the first and fourth honor men, 
Brothers Watjen and Stockwell, and the following Saturday Brother 
Dealey took the fourth place. Lincoln C. Heywood was the man 
selected from his division to read an essay before the class. 


The Madison Chapter of Delta Upsilon sends fraternal greeting to 
her sister chapters, and wishes them a prosperous and happy year. 
We are glad to report a successful term's work in all departments. 
Our literary schemes have been unusually well prepared. Harmony 
and firatemal feeling adds social enjoyment to intellectual culture. Our 
university is steadily growing in strength and fulfilling the brightest 
hopes of her friends. Lieutenant W. C. Eaton, Ph.D., of the United 
States Navy, has been detailed by the Secretary of the Navy as Professor 
of Engineering. The vacancy in the department of Natural History 
has been filled by Professor A. H. Cole, A. M. He is making desir- 
able changes in that department by the introduction of scientific 
methods of study. He has equipped a laboratory for zodlogical pur- 
poses, the class of '89 presenting the university with $500 to aid in 
this work. We are making strong moves to place our ball nine in the 
New York Inter-Collegiate League. Our success on the diamond with 
Sjrracuse and Hamilton leads us to have sound hopes of triumph. The 
first concert of an intended series was given December 8th, by the 
students, and over a hundred dollars was cleared, which will help in 
placing and keeping the nine in the league. On November i6th 
our chapter held an informal reception at the chapter-house. It was 
a delightful affair — more enjoyable because of the attendance of ladies 
firom Utica, Syracuse and Oneida, who returned home with a new-bom 
love for Delta Upsilon. Our relations with the other fraternities at 
Madison are pleasant and friendly. There is the same earnest rivalry 
without the bitterness of hatred and the jar of discord. Orthelio S. 
Langworthy, '89, who was very ill for several months, returned to his 


college work December ist Frank A. Butler, '90, is Vice-President 
of the athletic association. On the college glee club of fifteen men. 
Delta U. is represented by Roberts, Mallory and Wheat, '90, Case 
and Bennett, '91, and Taylor, '92. Roberts and Wheat, '90, are re- 
spectively first tenor and second bass of the Mendelssohn Quartette, an 
organization of some reputation both in Hamilton and elsewhere. 
The quartette gave a concert in Utica on December 28th, and suc- 
ceeded in making a good impression on the large audience. Alfred 
W. Wishart, '89, is pastor of the Baptist Church at Greene, N. Y. He 
continues his college work while performing the duties of his pastorate. 
He will be ordained some time in January. 


The New York chapter, cheerful, industrious and enthusiastic, takes 
pleasure in once more sending to her sister chapters, a hearty fraternal 
New Year's greeting. The past year has been one of encouragement 
to all of us. Early in September we removed from our cosy quarters 
in the Delta Upsilon club-house, to 713 Broadway, Room 18, to be 
nearer the University, and to enable us to do better campaign work. 
Our chapter reported seven men to the Fifty-fourth Convention, and 
now we number eleven. We have been installed in our present 
quarters a little over three months, and they are rapidly approaching 
the pink of perfection, and even now can compare favorably with those 
of any of the other fraternities, here represented. During the year we 
have elected a Board of Trustees, and have taken the first ste()s toward 
having our chapter incorporated. This step is one which many of the 
alumni have been seriously considering for some time past, and there 
can be no doubt that it is a wise one. We regard it as the first step 
toward the acquisition of permanent quarters, and already we dimly 
perceive, glimmering in the distance, ** the bright and shining star " of 
our success. We have been discussing the advisability of resurrecting 
our organ, the Universifyy and preparations have already been made 
looking to that end. This paper for a considerable time did good 
and effective work for our chapter and our University, but when the 
support of the classes of '87 and '88 was withdrawn by graduation, the 
enterprise collapsed with amazing suddenness. In fact, so sudden was 
the shock, that we have but lately recovered from it It is hoped, 
however, that a few months will see us, as usual, at the front again. 
We heard the report of the somewhat stormy proceedings of the last 
convention with many feelings of regret and deep sorrow ; and can 
but express the hope that next year will not bring forth another 
convention of the same character. We are banded together for the 
propagation of certain truths and principles which we consider of great, 
if not of the greatest, importance in the successful conduct of college 
life ; and we should, and in most cases do, bring to this work all the 
enthusiasm and vigor of which we are capable ; but it is useless to 


suppose that we can make much progress and resist the strain of 
internal contention at the same time. We are in no condition for the 
settlement of private feuds on the floor of our conventions. We are 
still in our infancy. The determined opposition of our secret rivals is 
by no means a thing of the past Every weak spot in our armament 
is quickly perceived, and as quickly as perceived advantage is taken of 
it for a new and bitter attack. It therefore certainly behooves us to 
give no opportunity for attacks of any character from any source ; and 
one of the best and safest ways, it seems to us, is to preserve, by all 
the means at our command, peace and harmony in every chapter, in 
every convention, and among all the members. The university has 
recently acquired the services of Professor Stoddard, late of the Univer- 
sity of California, for the chair of English. Our Board of Trustees lately 
elected consists of Eugene D. Bagen, '76; Albert W. Ferris. M.D., 
'78 ; Frederick M. Crossett, '84 ; W. Francis Campbell, '87 ; and 
George G. Seibert, '89. George A. Minasian, Esq., '85, who was 
Fraternity Secretary in 1883-84, has the matter of the incorpora- 
tion of the chapter in charge. The election of officers in the 
Philomathean Literary Society for next term resulted in the re-elec- 
tion of Brother Seibert, '89, as President, and Brother Roberts, '91, as 
Corresponding Secretary. The Recording Secretary is also a Delta U. 
in embryo. Winthrop Gates, '89, has been elected Class Historian, and 
will, without doubt, do full credit to both our chapter and our frater- 
nity on commencement day. James J. Finn, '89, late of Madison^ has 
been with us during the past year. We shall feel his loss deeply. 
Arthur L. Wolfe will deliver the valedictory at commencement in June 
next Brother Clark, '90, is a full-fledged Sunday-school superintendent 
At the last class dinner of '9 1 Brother W. C. Reddy was Toastmaster 
and Brother Karelsen responded for Delta Upsilon. Brother Reddy 
was also Vice-President of the class and Brother Karelsen Secretary. 
We recently expelled George T. McNab, '89, for conduct unbecoming 
a gentleman. He is now a member of Delta Phi, and thus this 
fraternity continues to act as a waste basket for the dumping of refuse 
material from the other chapters. At the annual alumni banquet of the 
university, held in January at the Hotel Brunswick, the chapter was 
represented by Albert W. Ferris, M.D., '78 ; Harry H. Dawson, Esq., 
'81 ; Frederick M. Crossett, '84 ; George A. Minasian, Esq., '85 ; 
Charles H. Roberts, Esq., '86 ; and W. Francis Campbell, '8 7. Brother 
Crossett responded to the toast '* The Younger Alumni." The recep- 
tion held at the club-house, in 47th street, on February 8th, drew out 
a number of our members. Among those present with ladies were : 
Eugene D. Bagen, '76 ; William C. Doscher, '78 ; Frederick M, 
Crossett, '84 ; Charles H. Roberts, '86 ; W. Francis Campbell, '87 ; 
Frank P. Reynolds, '90, and Lincoln Pierce, '91. The New York 
alumni banquet, held on February 21st, was attended by Samuel B. 
Duryea, '66 ; the Hon. Hans S. Beattie, '73 ; Eugene D. Bagen, '76; 


Charles H. Roberts, '86, and Lincoln Pierce, '91. Two of the seven 
toasts were responded to by Brothers Beattie and Roberts, and they did 
our chapter great credit Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, of 293 Cumberland 
street, Brooklyn, N. Y., the parents of Brother Campbell, '87, gave a 
reception Thursday evening, February 21st Among the large number 
of guests present were : Brothers William C. Doscher, '78 ; Frederick 
M. Crossett, '84 ; George A. Minasain, '85 ; W. Francis Campbell, 
'87, and Frank P. Reynolds, '90. The Columbia chapter was repre- 
sented by Brothers Albert B. Pattou, '90 ; William J. Warburton, '90 ; 
Howard F. Welsh, '90; William E. Young, Jr., '91, and Arthur P. 
Dunkly, '92. 


The Cornell chapter is glad to be able to report to her sister chapters 
that thus far the college year of 1 888-89 ^^ httn a ver)- auspicious 
one for her. We were pleased to welcome back at the beginning of 
the year seventeen of our old men, and also to notice the determina- 
tion which each man seemed to possess, to put forth his best efforts for 
the advancement of Delta U. Brother George C. Shepard, '89, did 
not return, having accepted a position in the offices of the Globe Iron 
Works, of Cleveland, Ohio. Wythe Denby, '89, was in the employ of 
P. C. <& Sl L. Railroad at Logansport, Ind., and therefore did not 
return. After some time of hard and energetic "rushing," we were able 
to see the result of our labors in the initiation of six new men, five 
Freshmen and one Junior law student Three of our active members 
and several of our alumni attended the Adelbert Convention, and 
brought back such glowing and enthusiastic reports that we all were 
kindled afresh with the true Delta U. spirit We are rejoiced to see our 
representation in the faculty of the university increased this year by 
the presence of Professor E, Benjamin Andrews, LL.D., Brown^ '70, 
in the department of History and Political Economy; of Dr. William 
Simons, Brown, '83, in the German department; and by Frank M. 
Bronson, Brown, '84, in the Greek and Latin department It is with 
pleasure that we welcome these gentlemen, all of whom are graduates 
oi Brown and energetic Delta U.'s. We feel quite proud of the fact 
that we now have the largest representation in the faculty of any 
fraternity here. We are always glad to welcome among us Delta U.'s 
from other chapters, even though their visits may be short; and several 
times during the past term we were afforded this pleasure. First, by 
the visit of Brother Snow, a member of the Union College foot-ball 
team; then by Brothers Beatty, Glover and Walters, members of the 
Lafayette College foot-ball team. On Thanksgiving-Day, quite a 
number of our men who attended the Lehigh-Cornell foot-ball game 
at Elmira, N. Y., were handsomely received and entertained by one 
of our loyal alumni, Harry N. Hoffman, '83, and by Orlando C. 
Bidwell, Williams, *^6, and Edward B. Rogers, Amhersl, '87. Brothers 


Curtis, Crouch and Blood are appointed on the Senior class com- 
mittees. Leonard C. Crouch, '89, and Willard C. Jackson, '90, won 
second place in doubles in a tennis tournament during the fall. 
Brother Crouch was also elected a member of the board of editors for 
the Cornell Magazine, Henry S. Fosket, '90, is a member of the 
Junior ball committee, Albert P. Fowler, '91, is on the board of editors 
of the Cornell Sun. Lewis W. Emerick, '91, is Vice-President of his 
class. Frank A. Barton, '91, has been promoted to captain in the 
Cornell Battalion. Fraternity life in general remains about the same 
in the university. During the fall a new chapter of the Latin fraternity 
Q. T. V. was established, making the fourteenth fraternity represented 
here. In order to accommodate the needs of the rapidly increased 
number of students the University has found itself in need of several 
new buildings. The new Civil engineering building, which was 
started last spring, is nearing completion. The foundation of the 
Library building is being pushed forward rapidly, and ground will 
probably be broken in the spring for the new Chemical building. The 
Y. M. C. A. building, the gift of the late A. S. Barnes, of Brooklyn, 
will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks. 


As the work of the long fall term is drawing to a close, and we are 
prepiaring to separate for a brief season of pleasure, feasting and rest, 
it is with great satisfaction that Marietta looks back in retrospect over 
the past term, and it is with a light heart that she sends holiday 
greetings to her sister chapters. We feel that we have made progress 
and have met with prosperity. This feeling of satisfaction is also 
entertained in considering the welfare of the college in general. Dur- 
ing the last spring term and the summer vacation the college lost 
heavily. We had hardly grown accustomed to the absence of Dr. 
Andrews from our midst, when, last July, we were shocked by the 
sudden and unexpected death of Dr. David £. Beach, Professor of 
Moral and Intellectual Philosophy and Rhetoric. In addition to these 
heavy blows of misfortune, several deaths and a great deal of sickness 
among the alumni present at commencement, followed the alumni 
dinner at that time. As many as seven deaths occurred, and while 
physicians are not agreed in attributing them to the dinner, public 
opinion to a great extent assigns that as its cause. All these circum- 
stances, together with the exaggerated newspaper reports, aroused some 
apprehensions as to the college attendance during the coming year, 
but subsequent observations have shown these fears to have been 
groundless. While the Preparatory department is not quite as full as 
last year, the Freshman class and the whole college has the largest 
attendance ever known to the present generation of students. When 
we parted from our hall last commencement it was with a tinge of 
sadness. In 1888 we had five of the best men in the class^ men of 


whom any chapter of any fraternity would be justly proud, and it was 
almost with apprehension that we saw them go out from us and 
deprive us of their support But while we deeply felt the loss of our 
'88 brothers, it was, in a great measure, compensated for by the excel- 
lent delegation of six strong men secured from '92. When we met at 
the opening of the year, it was with a determination to adhere more 
closely to the principles which bound us together, and to put forth 
greater efforts for the good of Delta Upsilon in Marietta. We returned 
sixteen in number and went to work with a will. In college we only 
rushed two men, Freshmen, and were very successful. They were two 
of the best men in the class, and could have joined any fraternity in 
college, but after taking a good survey of the field decided to come 
with us. A further addition to our number is another member of the 
faculty. While we were filled with profound sorrow by the death of 
Dr. Beach, we were greatly rejoiced to learn of the election of the Rev. 
Henry W. Hulburt, Middlebwy, '79, to fill this vacancy. He has had 
a very difficult position to fill, but so far has been eminently success- 
ful. He is an enthusiastic Delta U., as he has shown us on several 
occasions, and manifests his interest in us so far as is consistent with 
his position in the faculty. We have now two Delta U.'s among the 
professors, and an instructor in the college and academy in Walter G. 
Beach, '88. In college politics we have a standing at least equal to 
that of any of our rivals. Howard W. Dickinson, '89, has been Presi- 
dent of Psi Gamma literary society for the past term, and Fred. A. 
Moore, '90, will be first Vice-President for the next term. Charles A. 
Ward has been Vice-President of Alpha Kappa literary society for the 
past term and was re-elected for next term. We have also one of the 
secretaryships and one of the librarians of Alpha Kappa. On the Oiio 
board we have two editors and the Treasurer. Homer Morris, '90, is 
Secretary and Treasurer of the college oratorical association. The 
prizes for class-standing have not been announced, but in the Sopho- 
more class we are sure of first, second and probably third places. The 
record of our Freshmen in the academy is excellent, and consequently 
we have good reason to expect them to win laurels in college. Those 
of them who entered college from the Academy did so without exam- 
ination. During last summer we lost three very loyal alumni, which is 
the greatest inroad Death has ever made in our ranks in so short a time. 


Carton C. Curtiss, '89, is engaged in business in New York, N. Y. 
Charles L. Walsworth, '89, was called home during the Thanksgiving 
vacation by the sudden death of his father. Charles S. RoberisoUy 
'89, who had recovered from his illness sufficiently to resume college 
work, was again taken sick, and was obliged to return home. Judson 
Transue, Byron B. Brackett, and William H. McKenzie, '89, are still 
out of college on account of sickness. James S. Clark, '90, has been 


elected Editor-in-Chief of the Onondagan, the university annual On 
the nth of December our chapter was called to mourn the death of 
Warren A. Davey, '91, which occurred at the residence of his parents, 
near Brewerton, N. Y. Brother Davey was one of our best chapter 
men, and had endeared himself to us by his high moral worth and 
steriing qualities. In speaking of our brother, the Daily Courier says : 
** Mr. Davey was a young man of exemplary habits, an earnest student, 
and popular alike with both the faculty and students. He was an 
enthusiastic admirer of out-door sports and was considered one of the 
best tennis players at the university." Edward E. Samuels, '91, will 
re-enter college at the opening of the term. Fred. M. Lawrence, '9a, 
received first mention for essay work last term. 


The Michigan chapter has the honor of being among the few who 
do not "scoop " all the "prizes " and secure a majority of the Fresh- 
man class of their respective universities. We attribute the first of 
these fidlings to the fact that there are no prizes to scoop, and the sec- 
ond to the consideration of there being a Freshman class of about 800, 
nearly 400 in the Department of Literature and Arts alone. As 
regards Delta U. in her external relations at Michigan, no correct idea 
can be gained without an understanding of the complicated Sjstem of 
wire-pulling and political bossism that exists at our Alma Maler. The 
bossism is not so much that of individuals as of cliques, and a clear 
understanding of the situation, together with some political skill, is 
requisite to obtain any of the fruits of class elections. This year, 
especially, lines have been drawn as never before, not only fra- 
ternity and independent, but in the fraternities there has been a 
Silit diat has been felt and recognized in all university organizations, 
ur position, which, at times in the past, through an apparent failure 
to appreciate our proper relationship and policy, has been anomalous 
and equivocal in a much-to-be-regretted degree, is now assured by a 
finely outlined policy, so that our sympathies and co-operation are 
thrown where they should be, with the better class of the fraternities, 
who are in reality working for the same ends as is Delta Upsilon. We 
have our full share of the oflfices within the gift of the university, 
classes and organizations : President Engineering Society, Historian 
of the Senior class. Orator of the Freshman class. Managing Editor of 
the Argonaut, Vice-President of the Wesleyan Guild, Secretary S. C. A., 
etc. With our large roll we have been freed from the necessity of 
exerting all our available energy in obtaining recruits, and devote 
what time we have to internal improvement Our literary exercises 
have been kept up in spite of the fear that social interests might occa- 
sion their discontinuance. In internal growth, if we have not done 
as much as we might wish, we have at least done something. The 
feeling of fraternity — by which we should mean the spirit of fellowship 


and congeniality of brothers devoted to the best ends, morally, socially 
and intellectually — was certainly never stronger. We are not endeav- 
oring to encourage the introduction among us of intellectual phenomena 
and mental prodigies, but are selecting, with the best judgment we 
possess, men who are thoroughly balanced and whom we hope to 
hear from after many of the mere class-room meteors have gone out, 
in a blaze of light Our delegation to the last convention returned 
brimful of enthusiasm, and have succeeded in imparting a large share 
of it to their less fortunate brothers. Our alumni, though scattered 
far and wide, continue to encourage us by their kind regard and 
advice, equaling, if not surpassing, the most active of us in hve inter- 
est in the welfare of Delta Upsilon ; and in that name we shall be 
proud to extend fraternal welcome to any wandering brother, at our 


Never before has the JKzrzwr^ chapter begun the year with so many 
members or so good prospects as it has this fall. Twenty-eight active 
members returned, eight more than last year, and all take a great deal of 
interest in chapter and fraternity affairs. Our new men this fall, though 
few in number, were selected for quality, and they are a credit to ihe 
chapter. The initiation banquet, which we had planned to have in 
December, we were obliged to give up, much to our sorrow, on ac- 
count of the annual banquet of the New England Delta Upsilon Club, 
which came December 6th. It was manifesUy impossible to have both 
successful so near together, and we therefore decided to make their din- 
ner tike the place of ours as far as possible. There were twenty-eight 
Harvard men, graduate and undergraduate, present at that dinner, and 
they all voted it a success. The members of our chapter are promi- 
nent in almost every department In scholarship they take a high posi- 
tion. Brother Warren, '89, was elected one of the '* first eight " of the 
Phi Beta Kappa, which is equivalent to saying that he is one of the 
first eight in his class. This entitles him to an "Oration " in the pro- 
visional assignment of commencement parts by the faculty and a 
degree summa cum laude. By this provisional assignment four others. 
Brothers Bunker, Dunham, Pillsbury and Wright, were awarded Dis- 
sertations (equivalent to a degree magna cum laude), and Brother 
Holliday a Disquisition (equivalent to a degree cum laude). In the 
distribution of ** Deturs," handsome prize books, to a few promising 
members of the Junior class. Brother Roberts, '90, received one of the 
five awarded. And in a similar distribution to the leading men of the 
Sophomore class, Brother Howard, one of our new men, was one of 
the recipients. Delta U. men are found in almost all the various 
*' technical " societies in the college. Just now the President and the 
Secretary and Treasurer of the finance club are Delta U. 's ; as are 
also the Vice-President of the total abstinence league, a prominent 
member of the Board of Directors of the dining association, several 


members of the Pierian Sodality, and some of the chapel choir. In 
athletics the chapter is not without its representatives. Two have 
been on the Varsity lacrosse team and one holds the championship 
on the flying rings. This year, for the second time, fourteen of us 
have secured a table by ourselves at Memorial (Dining) Hall, and find 
the arrangement very enjoyable. We are seldom troubled in getting 
new men by any of the other fraternities here, most of our competi- 
tion coming from the local societies. Of the latter two have died 
within the past two years, the Everett Athenaeum, a Sophomore liter- 
ary society, and the Pi Eta, a Senior social society. The other social 
societies, as a rule, continue in about their usual condition. It is 
reported, however, that the Theta Delta Chi chapter has been given 
up because its members were too busy to attend the meetings. There 
has been a striking growth within the past few years of new societies 
of two different kinds, one, based on a community of studies like 
the Conference Francaise and the Deutscher Verein, and the other 
depending upon the homes of the members, such as the Connecticut 
Club and the Pennsylvania Club. These combine a certain social ele- 
ment with whatever literary features they may have, and it seems 
probable will continue to increase in both number and membership. 
The college now enters upon a recess of eleven days^ af\er which be- 
gins the final preparation for the mid-year examinations, which come 
January 24th to February 9th, and end the first half year. Our regular 
meetings are held Monday evenings, at our rooms, 9 Brattle street, 
where we are glad to welcome visiting brothers at any time. 


Our Quarterly editor, having gone home with the mumps or 
some such undignified affliction, has delegated to me the duty of 
speaking to you all for him — a duty which I undertake with pleasure, 
mingled somewhat with misgivings as to what may best be said and 
what lefl unsaid in a chapter-letter. But come with me to our chapter 
meeting this evening. Eleven of us do not call for much strictness or 
form, so that you will find little that traditionally hangs about the word 
' * meeting. " Our programme committee has seen to it that we have 
two or three papers or readings ; these are heard and discussed. Some 
of the boys are presenting a regular series of papers : one on botanical 
subjects, one in history, one in Greek literature, one in music. We 
find that the greater coherence of our literary work thus gained adds 
much to our pleasure and interest I had almost forgotten one thing, 
among the very best : Brother Beglinger, a Junior law student, now 
reads us occasionally papers descriptive and narrative of a European 
trip he made several years ago. Our literary programme, as we call 
it, is followed by our business meeting — ^generally short, always in- 
formal. Then the evening passes as chance happens; sometimes 
with cards, sometimes with guitar and song, sometimes about the fire 
with a basket of fruit, sometimes with a '* stag-dance." You maybe in- 


terested to know something of general Greek-letter affairs. The list of 
societies was increased last spring by the entrance of Delta Tau Delta, 
which now numbers six men, I believe. This society will probably 
succeed, as she will graduate no men for two years, and as she will 
not compete to any very great degree, it is probable, with other 
societies. Beta Theta Pi and Phi Kappa Psi have each gone into 
large houses, the former into a house built especially for the purpose 
and therefore extremely well arranged. The Chi Psi house has had 
some alterations made which increase its convenience. It seems 
rather small, however, for the home of so large a chapter. Sigma 
Chi and Phi Delta Theta have increased very much in size, the latter 
especially. With two exceptions, the chapters here have much im- 
proved in quality in the last two or three years. The feud between 
Phi Delta Theta and the four older societies was settled satisfactorily 
some time ago, and the relations between all the societies seem to be 
more natural and friendly than before. 

As to our relations with other societies there is still, as always, little 
to be said. As a society we have, practically, no relations widi them 
at all ; personally, we seem to be on very good terms with most of the 
society men. The seeming, however, as we have found to our sur- 
prise, is often quite different from the fact 


The members of the ColuTnUna chapter send to you their heartiest 
greetings. The present college year has been one of great prosperity 
with us, both internally and externally. Our numbers have materially 
increased and we have now twenty-nine undergraduate members in the 
chapter. Of these, four are Seniors, eight Juniors, four Sophomores 
and thirteen Freshmen. In all, we have forty-six Delta U.'s in the 
college, and out of ten active fraternity chapters in Columbia^ ours is 
next to the largest. We are proud of our Freshman delegation, as it 
is a recognized fact in the college that the ''pick" of '92 are Delta 
U.'s. On February 8th an elaborate mid-winter reception was given 
in our club-house, which has aided us not a little in our social position 
in the college. Brother W, Euclid Young, Jr., '91, deserves much 
credit for the management of the reception, at which forty couples 
were present, including some of the best known society people of New 
York City. Our men still maintain their high standard among the 
leaders in college. Brother King, '89, is on the class-day committee, 
and will probably have an oration at graduation. In '90 Brother 
Penfield is the President of the College Press Club, the Editor-in-Chief 
of The Columbiad^ the Junior annual of the college, and is Class Histo- 
rian ; Brother Warburton is an editor of The Coiumbiad, and also of 
The Spectator^ the college paper, and is class poet ; Brother Connell 
is on The Miner ^ the School of Mines annual ; Brother Pattou is in 
the Glee Club ; Brother Hinman holds the championship of the col- 
lege in both putting the shot and throwing the hammer. In '91 


Brothers Adams and Sisson rank among the first honor men of the 
class. In '92 Brother Travis won the first prize in the quarter-mile 
ran, in the annual fall games of the college. He is Vice-President of 
his class. Brother Trippe is on his class foot-ball team and will 
probably row in the Freshman crew. Six of our Freshmen are in the 
first honor class. We trust that our sister chapters are as strong and 
prosperous as the Columbia chapter. 


On the evening of December 4, 1888, the Tu/is chapter cele- 
brated its second birthday. The night was perfect, and as many 
alumni of the chapter as could get away firom business or professional 
duties united with us in making our second birthday party a pleasantly 
memorable occasion. From those who could not be present letters 
expressing sincere regret were read. We always like to hear from these 
older men, who laid the foundations of this chapter so well, and listen 
to their words of encouragement and advice. At the reading of a 
characteristically hopeful letter from Brother Wilson L. Fairbanks, '87, 
a great flood of memories came rushing into my mind. Brother 
Fairbanks graduated in ^^t, and yet his duties as editor on the 
Springfield Republican have so engrossed his time that not once, since 
graduation, has he visited the chapter which owes its existence to him 
more than to any one else. One of the feculty said to me recently : 
"The secret societies were a curse to this college before the advent of 
Delta Upsilon. " And those of us who know something by experience 
and more by tradition of the fights and feuds which were all too 
common in the days when there were two fraternities and a large non- 
society element on the Hill, and can now see how conspicuous all these 
disagreeable features are by their s^^sence, are beginning to appreciate 
more and more the magnitude of the work done by Brother 
Fairbanks when he caused our chapter to be established. But to re- 
turn to our anniversary. To show our visiting friends the inner work- 
ings of the chapter we gave a regular programme. All were delighted 
with the entertainment, as they emphatically stated during the informal 
speech making which followed the light refreshment. By widely vary- 
ing the programmes our meetings have been very interesting and the 
attendance has been all that could be desired. A short time ago a 
Senior inaugurated a new custom by inviting all of the chapter who 
were on the Hill of a Saturday night to spend the evening with him. 
This cultivating of the social side of our natures has resulted in a 
firmer bond of brotherhood than we have ever known before. 


Though it seems but a few days since we were all busy perusing the 
November Quarterly for news from our sister chapters, we are now 
almost in the second term of our college year. We have gone through 
the gradual transition of returning to college, viewing with inquisitive 
gaze the Freshmen and getting acquainted with them, rushing what 


ones we wanted for Delta U., speculating on what the results of the 
foot-ball season would be, and a thousand other things. Now we are 
pretty well acquainted with the Freshmen, most of the rushing is over, 
we all know the results of the foot-ball season. Just at present we 
are enjoying our Christmas vacation, preparatory to our return to col- 
lege, and with that a settling down to work before examinations ; and 
then, after they are over, to class balls and suppers. In both the 
latter we are represented. Brother Sypher, '90, being on the Junior 
ball committee, and Brother Little, '90, being on the supper com- 
mittee. We also had men on the foot-ball team, Sypher, '90, playing 
on the rush line, and Colladay, '91, half-back. Though the class of 
'92 is a large one, fraternity men in it seem scarce, and we are well 
satisfied with the four men we have. The number of '92 men in the 
fraternities is as follows : Phi Kappa Sigma, 6 ; Zeta Psi, 5 ; Delta 
Psi, 5 ; Delta Upsilon, 4 ; Delta Phi, 2 ; Kappa Upsilon, 2. Kappa 
Upsilon is the name a body of men have taken who are banded to- 
gether for the purpose of obtaining a charter from Psi Upsilon. Of 
our '91 men. Deacon is Vice-President of his class, and White was 
captain of his class's victorious cane rush. Davidson, '89, is first Vice- 
President of the Scientific Society. During the holidays we were 
favored with visits from Brothers Hem]>stead, Lafayette^ '91; Lisk, 
BrawTiy '90; Atkinson, Lehigh, '89; Challen, Rutgers, '91, and 
Back, Williams, '88. Delta Upsilon's "baby " chapter was not forgot- 
ten at Christmas. Each of her godparents contributed something to 
her " nursery," so that on '• her " Christmas day it had a regular holi- 
day appearance, presents being Scattered all over. The next day, 
however, a couple of the aforesaid godparents set to work straighten- 
ing things out, and when they had finished their task they hardly 
knew where they were. The "baby's nursery" was in fact trans- 
formed into a handsome library. On the walls hung beautiful pictures, 
college groups and tapestries, while conspicuous in a corner was a 
commodious book-case with well filled shelves. Heavy curtains at 
the windows diminished the rays of the noon-day sun, which, reflected 
on soft rugs on the floor, gave a bright, cheerful appearance to the 
room. On a table were writing utensils and periodicals, and also a 
box of chocolate (?) cigars, while in the coat-room was a useful hat- 
rack and glass. The "baby" has been so taken back with the 
change that we are all of the firm opinion that she has grown percep- 
tibly in a few days. In the coming Juniors' ball we expect to catch 
the eye of the fair belles and gallant beaux. We are having made an 
exact representation of our pin in wood, set with colored glass, and to 
be about a foot and a half high. This is to be hung up in the chapel 
where the ball is held. The other fraternities have their pins for such 
occasions, but we expect to outdo them all. Where were Union, New 
York, Cornell, Lafayette and Columbia in the November Quarterly ? 
You know these chapters are not so far from us — in fact, we are often 
thrown together in science or sport — so we naturally look for news 
from them. We wish you all a successful and happy New Year. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennial 
Catalogue published in 18S4, 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, Box 2887, New 
York, N. Y. 


•38. The Hon. William Bross is President of the TH^Kw^-^Company, of Chicago, 
HL He resides at 194 Michigan avenue. 

'40. James W. Brown, M.D., of Bergen Point, N. J., and Framingham, Mass., 
contributes a column of very interesting reminiscences of Daniel Webster and his 
£unily to the Framingham Tribunt. of February i, 1889. 

'44. The Hon. John C. Wolcott, lawyer, died at Cheshire, June 10, 1887, aged 
seventy. He was a brilliant but eccentric man and ruined his life by drinking. He 
represented his district in the State Legislature in 1854. 

'47. Messrs. Ivison, Blakeman & Taylor, of New York, have listed among their 
American educational books, •* The Science of Common Things," "Natural Phil- 
osophy, Part I and Part II,** "Principles of Chemistry," and "First Principles 
<rf Geology," all written by the Hon. David A Wells, LL.D., D.C.L., of Norwich, 

'47. At the annual meeting of the Bar Association of the State of New York, the 
Hon. A* V. W. Van Vechten, Esq., was elected Chairman of the Executive 

'49. The Hon. Milton B. Whitney, of Westfield, Mass., was recently chosen 
President of the local business men*s association. 

'5a The Hon. Joseph H. Sprague, of Hartford, Conn., Actuary of the Connecti- 
cut Insurance Department, has published and copyrighted a set of ** New and Im- 
proved Valuation Tables," for valuing ordinary life policies payable at death. 

'51. The Hon. James White, Treasurer of Williams College, was recently elected 
Prudent of the Berkshire County (Mass.) Bible Society. The Rev. Alden B. 
Whipple, of Pittsfield, Mass., Williams^ '52, read a paper before the society the 
same day. 

'63. The Rev. Alexander M. Merwin is superintendent of Spanish work in South- 
em California for the Presbyterian Church. He resides at South Pasadena, Cal. 

'84. Frederick T. Ranney, engaged in the real estate business, is located at 120 
Front street, Detroit, Mich. 

'85. Charles B. Ames maybe addressed care of the Wilkinson Paper Company, 
73 Duane street. New York, N. Y. 

'85. The Rev. George S. Duncan was installed on June 21, 1888, as pastor of 
the church of Dickinson, Pa. While at the Princeton Theological Seminary, 
Brother Duncan took the Green Hebrew Fellowship, the Scribner Exegedcal prize 


and the SchafT Historical prize. After preaching for about two years he will go to 
Berlin on the Hebrew Fellowship for advanced Old Testament study. 

'86. Ralph £. Loveland is living in East Saginaw, Mich. 

'86. William M. Marvin has opened a headquarters for Cook's Tours in Philadel- 
phia, Pa., at I02 South 8th street. 

'87. William R. Broughton is studying medicine with Dr. A. L. Ranney, 156 
Madison avenue, New York, N. Y. 

'87. William Goodyear is editor of the Wetkiy Welcome of Spokane Falls, Wy. 
oming Territory. 


'43. The Rev. William S. McLaren, who died some time ago, had the title of 
D.D., and lived at Santa Barbara, Cal. 

'48b The Hon. Charles C. Nott, A.M., LL.D., is a Judge of the United Sutes 
Court of Claims. He resides at 826 Connecticut avenue, Washington, D. C. 

'53. The address of the Rev. Carlos Swift is now Chicago, HI. Mr. Swift is 
erroneously given by the last QuinquemUal as deceased. 

'53. The Rev. James C. Laverty, a chaplain of the United States Army, died 
January 20, 1887, in Philadelphia, Pa. 

'73. It is reported by those who speak with authority that Col. Daniel S. Lamont, 
President Cleveland's private secretary, will become President of the Avenue C 
Railroad Company of New York, after his departure from Washington next 

'74. In the special term of the New York Supreme Court, James T. Hoyt, Esq., 
won a case recently in which it was decided that a building agreement is not a 

'74. Henry Webster Lawrence, M.D., died of pneumonia, with heart troubles, at 
Ballston Spa, N. Y., January 15, 1889. Doctor Lawrence was bom in Green- 
field, Saratoga County, N. Y., November 6, 185 1. His early school life gave much 
promise of future success, and at the age of seventeen he entered Union College, 
graduating with honor four years later. In 1875 he began the study of medicine, 
and received his diploma from the Albany Medical College in 1878. He soon 
•chose Ballston Spa, as the field of his life-work, and at once began his professicmal 
career, which has been marked by energy, ability, and a force of character and 
humaneness that made him alike successful and popular. Though political pre- 
fierment was often offered him, he declined to accept lest he might be taken from the 
duties of his chosen calling. At the time of his death he was considered one of the 
most skillfal and successful surgeons in the county; was a prominent and influential 
member of the County Medical Society, a member of the Board of Health and a 
member of the Board of Education. He was County Physician for several years. 
The Boards of Education and Health both passed very complimentary resolutions, 
which were printed in the Ballston papers of January 19th. The Doctor left a wife, 
widowed mother, and brother, Eben S. Lawrence, Union^ '76, who was his associate 
in medical practice. 


'75. Louis Oppenheim has received a promotion and an increase in salary in the 
United States Custom House, in New York, N. Y. 

'76. Homer Greene, in a letter to a friend in regard to the various claimants to 
the honor of having written the poem, ** What My Lover Said,** after giving the 
circumstances in which the poem was published by him on November 19, 1875, 
makes the following offer : "To any one who will produce a copy of the poem 
printed in any publication of an earlier date than November 19, 1875, I will cheer- 
fbUy make a deed of my Highland Cottage property at Honesdale, which I value 
at $15,000."— yVWer Vcrk Times. 

'76. The engineering department of Vanderbilt University, of which Professor 
CMin H. Landreth is Dean, offers free instruction in road engineering to a class 
consisting of the highway officials of the counties of Tennessee with a view to 
improving the highway system of the State. The course of instruction 
will extend from February ist till April ist, and will consist of lectures 
amd work on the economical location of highways to conform to conditions 
of topography and traffic ; principles of construction of new, and of reconstruction 
of old roads, and. of maintenance ; methods of drainage ; simple highway struc- 
tures, retaining walls, drains, culverts, simple bridges ; practice in field-sketching, 
simple platting and draughting, instrumental location, and computing estimates of 
cost ; study of systems of highway administration. In other countries the super- 
intendence of pubUc highways is recognized as an important and responsible duty, 
and is usually assigned to specially trained, expert government engineers, while 
in the United States, where the greater mileage makes the economy, if not the 
efficiency, of roads even more important than abroad, the States depend for this re- 
qponsible service on private citizens, locally and temporarily appointed to the duty, 
without providing for them the technical instruction and training so essential to 
success under any system. Professor Landreth, a graduate of Union College, was 
lor many years assistant director of the Dudley Observatory at Albany, a depart- 
ment of Union University. — New York Mail and Express, 

'76. Eben S. Lawrence, M.D., formerly of Greenfield Centre, N. Y., is now located 
at Ballston Spa, N. Y., where he is enjoying a good practice of his profession. 

'80. Eli S. Godfrey is a member of the firm of A. B. See & Co., 118 and 120 
Front street, Brooklyn, N. Y. The firm manufactures elevators. 

'87. William M. Campbell, of Troy, Minn., since he left college, has been a 
traveling salesman. He is now with the Straw & Ellsworth Manufacturing Com- 
pany of Milwaukee, Wis., and St. Charles, Minn. In a recent letter he says : *< I 
meet Delta U. men frequently, and invariably find them stirring, wide-awake, con- 
genial fellows." 

'87. Irving P. Johnson is at the General Theological Seminary, New York, N. Y. 

'87. Nelson M. Redfield is a civil engineer with the Knoxville, Cumberland Gap 
and Louisville Railroad. He is now stationed at Knoxville, Tenn. 


'49. The Rev. Alvin D. Williams, D.D., of Kenesaw, Neb., has recently written 
a book entitled ** Four Years of Co-operation in Nebraska and Kansas." 


'50. The Rev. Byron Bosworth has left Hammondsport, N. Y., where he was 
pastor for nearly twelve years. 

'50. The Hon. Ira W. Allen, A.M., LL.B., LL.D., is principal and proprietor of 
the Allen Academy, a famous preparatory school in Chicago, at 1832-36 Michigan 

'57. The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., furnishes the 
Christian at IVork with a conclusive answer to Canon Taylor's recent assault upon 
Christian Missions in the Fortnightly Review, Dr. Pierson has also won the 
hearty thanks of many a Bible student in the publication of. his valuable work, 
" Keys to the Word ; or. Help to Bible Study." 

'60, '61, '67, '82. Among the present officers of the Society of Hamilton Alumni, 
Delta Upsilon has a full share. The Rev. Samuel Miller, A.M., '60^ of Deansville, 
N. Y., is President; the Hon. William Henry Harrison Miller, A.M., '61, of Indi- 
anapolis, Ind., Vice-president; and Professor Isaac O. Best, A.M., '67, of Clinton, 
N. Y., Corresponding Secretary ; the Hon. James S. Greves, *6i, of New York, 
N. Y., is Treasurer of the New York Association, and James D. Woley, '82, of Chi- 
cago, BL, is Secretary and Treasurer of the Western Association. 

'67. Professor Isaac O. Best, A.M., of Clinton, N. Y., has organized a teachers' 
class in the Clinton Grammar School, under the auspices and direction of the 
Regents of the University. 

'69. The Hon. Francis M. Burdick, of Cornell University, has been appointed 
by the President a member of the Assay Commission to test the coinage of the 
calendar year 1888. 

'72. Seward M. Dodge, of Santa Rosa, Cal., has erected a large and convenient 
building for the home department of the boys' school which he has opened. He 
reports complete success. 

'73. Professor Jermain G. Porter, Ph.D., of the Cincinnati, O., Observatory, is 
the author of a very unique work, which has been very favorably criticised. Its 
happy title is, <* Our Celestial Home ; An Astronomer's View of Heaven." 

'75. The Rev. Frank S. Child, of New Preston, Conn., has written a treatise of 
valuable present interest on *' South Dakota's Resources, People, Statehood." 

'8a Professor Ward M. Beckwith, formerly of Robert College, at Constantinople, 
Turkey, recently delivered a highly instructive lecture at the Congregational 
church of Westmoreland, N. Y. Professor Beckwith is now in attendance at the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, N. Y. 

'83. Samuel D. Arms is principal of the Gilbertsville Academy, at Gilbertsville, 
N. Y., one of the oldest and most aristocratic fitting schools in the State. Brother 
Arms left the Latin .professorship in Longmont College, Longmont, CoL, to fill 
the position he now occupies. 

'83. Superintendent Edward N. Jones, of Saratoga, N. Y., was elected Secretary 
of the State City School Superintendents' Association at a meeting lately held in 
Utica, N. Y. 

'84. The Rev. Charles F. Porter has resigned the pastorate of the Presbyterian 
church at Alden, N. Y. 

'88. Christian Thought for August, 1888, contained a thoughtful and scholarly 
article on «• The First Principles of Necessary Truth— How Are They Obtained ? " 
by Professor Carl W. Scovel, now at Robert College, Constantinople, Turkey. 



'5a The Rev. Albert G. Beebee, formerly of Curtisville, Mass., is now located at 
%i Ehn street, Springfield, Mass. He does occasional pastoral work and is also a 
member of the hardware firm of Montague & Beebee. 

'51. Miron J. Hazeltine, of Campton Village, N. H., has recently entered upon 
his thirty-fifth year as a chess editor. He has a library of 1,300 volumes, 450 of 
which are on chess. 

'51. The Rev. Hugh McLeod resides at 16 Newhall street, Lynn, Mass. 

'56. William Swinton, whose manner of chronicling the history of the Reforma- 
tion in his school compilation raised the recent revolt in Boston, resulting in the 
overthrow of Mayor O'Brien and an incidental anti-Catholic upheaval in that 
clastic town, has long been a resident of Brooklyn. He has a beautiful home on Han- 
cock street, near Marcy avenue, where he carries on his extensive literary and edu- 
cational work, and entertains a choice circle with vast hospitality. 

Plot Swinton is now far past middle age, but he is no less bold and bluff than 
when he defied General U. S. Grant, Commander-in-Chief of the Union Army, and 
was sentenced to be shot as a spy for printing in the New York Tim^s news of 
vilne to the enemy, which General Grant declared he must have acquired by eaves- 
dropping. The interference of President Lincoln saved his lifie, and Swinton wrote 
a book on the war, dealing severely with the great commander. He has now 
pending an intention to publish at some time, when he shall consider what he calls 
the sentimentality surrounding General Grant's name has faded out, a work that 
shall obliterate the fame of that chieftain. 

The allusion to the selling of indulgences in the history, which stirred up Cath- 
olic Boston with counter Protestant effect, is rather equivocal than otherwise. It is 
content with *'It is alleged " or '* represented *' that such things were done. Other 
histories say flatly that they were. His sentences read as if he was adroitly trying 
to veil the facts, if read by a Protestant, while to the Catholic mind they would, under 
provocation perhaps, seem to be covertly endeavoring to reveal something too dis- 
graceful to be plainly told. 

The story comes to me that when Mr. Swinton wrote this book he had grave 
doubts as to the wording of this section, and, so to speak, tried it on the dog, but 
under most favorable circumstances. He gathered together, so the tale nms, a 
number of Catholic clergymen, and after a dinner of no mean quality asked their 
opinion of the passage. The expression was favorable; so he went ahead, it is 

Like his brilliant brother John, Professor Swinton has made and lost a fortune in 
literary enterprises, though of a different character; and unlike the other, he has 
made a second. He believed a few years ago that half the American public had 
never had half a chance to read the output of Edgar Allan Poe and many mystic 
writers of his type, and started a story-teller which was to repeat these gruesome 
chestnuts. It did; but the Professor paid $30,000 or so for the entertainment, the 
gossips say, before he quit abruptly. 

John, in a stem, straightforward way, tried to reform the earth, and fit it to the 
needs of the downtrodden workingman, but the ungrateful toiler found Mr. Swin- 


ton more tedious than the world which is supposed to oppress him, and let this gen- 
eral perish troopless on the field. It was a sad ending for honest enthusiasm and 
stoutly directed effort. William has wasted money in no such vain endeavor. He 
sticks to ready. making school books and the heaps of dollars that thing insures. — 
Br0okiyn Eagle, 

'58. James Collins, who received the degree of A.M. from Amherst ^ and 
in i860 M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, is practicing medicine in 
Philadelphia. He served as surgeon during the war and was for a time im- 
prisoned at Libby Prison. Near the close of the war he received the rank of 
Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel. He was afterwards demonstrator of anatomy in the 
medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, surgeon at the German 
Hospital, aural surgeon at the Philadelphia Eye and Ear Dispensary, and for 
twelve years was a member of the United States Pension Examining Board. At 
present he is an active member of a number of prominent medical societies. 

'59. The Rev. Henry J. Bruce, of the Marathi Mission at Satara, in India, is 
temporarily in this coimtry, spending most of his time near Springfield, Mass. At 
a recent meeting of the Hartford East and West Ministerial Association at the 
Massasoit House, in that city, Mr. Bruce presided; the Rev. Samuel L. Merrell, of 
Springfield, Williams^ '45, preached the sermon; the Rev. Martin S. Howard, 
of Wflbraham, Mass., Amherst, *55, read an exegesis ; the Rev. Ezra H. Bying- 
toQ, of Boston, Mass., Vermont, '53, read a review, and the Rev. Albert G. Beebee, 
Amherst, *5o, read an essay. 

'73. Henry A. King, Esq., is living at 1473 Third avenue. New York, N. Y. 

'78. Guy Hinsdale, who graduated from the medical department of the 
University of Pennsylvania, is practicing in Philadelphia, Pa. He is assistant 
phjTsician to the Presbyterian Hospital, and assistant physician to the Orthopedic 
Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases. He is an instructor in physical 
diagnosis in the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. His ad« 
dress is 4004 Chestnut street 

'79. The Rev. Darius A. Newton has moved from Lancaster to Stoneham, 

"Si. Starr J. Murphy, Esq., has entered into partnership with Herbert M. 
Uoyd and Robert M. Boyd, Jr., under the firm name of Murphy, Lloyd & 
Boyd, at III Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

"83. Charles E. Rounds has left Fargo, Dakota, and has accepted a position as 
stenographer with the Northern Pacific Elevator Company, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Address, 51 Commercial Exchange. 

'86, '88. Henry B. Perine, '86, and Wilson H. Perine, '88, are members of the 
hanking firm of Perine ft Hall, American Bank Building, Kansas City, Mo. 

'85. Clarence M. Austin is engaged in the coal business in Chicago, HL 

'88. Herman V. Ames is taking a course in political science at Columbia College. 
Residence, 1701 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

'88. James Ewing is studying medicine in the College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, and resides at 1701 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

% William B. Noyes has entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New 
York, N. Y. He resides at 1701 Broadway. 


*8S. Charies L. Sherman is tdegnphh editor of the SpringSeld, Mass., Daify 

'SSw Samnd D. Warriner is taking a post-graduate coarse at Lehigh University. 
He has been elected captain of the University foot-ball team for 1889-90. 


*8l4. Harley F. Roberts is teaching in Norwich, Conn. 

*85. Frauds L. Sperry, chemist to the Canadian Copper Company, of Sudbuiy, 
Ontario, cootribates to the January issue of the Americetn Journal of Science an 
article on *' Sperrylite," a new mineral which he has discovered. 

'89. John W. Van Doom is studying in the New York College of Dentistry, New 
Yoik, N. Y. 


*52. The Rev. Daniel W. Wilcox, of Shelbome Falls, Mass., was recently chosen 
President of the Arms Library Association in that town. 

'58. J. Cilley Fales is professor of the Natural Sciences in Center College, Dan- 
TiOe, Ky. 

'61. Among the most prominent Democrats from Dakota who have been here 
recently working for the division of that Territory and its admission to Statehood 
is Chief Justice Bartlett Tripp. Speaking of the outlook for the ultimate passage 
of the Omnibus Bill, Judge Tripp said last night, before he departed from the dty : 
** Bir. Springer is willing to concede the details relating to our Territory which are 
demanded by the people of Dakota. He is willing to strike out the provision 
requiring a separate majority of both North and South Dakota in favor of division 
before it is c^ven, and will submit it to the vote of the entire people of the Territory. 
Of course this n superfluous, as we have voted upon the question before and decided 
in £sivor of division and admission by a very large majority. We are not inclined 
to ^lit hairs, however, as to voting again upon the subject of division, as the ded- 
sion will be swift and emphatic. It begins to look to me as though the Omnibus 
Bill would become a law at the present session of Congress."— A'Sw York Press ^ 
January 28, 1889. 

'62. Solomon S. Steams, M.D., is practicing his profession in Washington, D. C. 
Offices at 1425 Rhode Island avenue. 

'79. Allen P. Soule is now residing in Maiden, Mass. 

'84. WiUard K. Clement is assistant in Latin and Greek in Ferry College, a part 
of the Lake Forest University System, Lake Forest, HI. 

'85. William H. Snyder is teaching the sciences in Felix Adler's School, 104 
West 59th Street, New York, N. Y. He resides at 1701 Broadway. 

'86. Albert M. Richardson's address is now Hebron, Me., instead of Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

'88. Edward P. Barrell is teaching at South Turner, Me. 

'88. Henry Fletcher is teaching in Franklin, Me. 

'88. John F. Tilton, of Newton Theological Seminary, was recently licensed to 
preach by the Baptist Church at Waterville, Me. 



'59. David H. Robinson is professor of Latin in the University of Kansas, Law- 
rence, Kansas, where he has taught for twenty -two years. 

'63. One of the most complimentary notices of Rossiter Johnson*s "A Short 
History of the War of Secession" appeared in a recent number of the Freeman^ s 
Journal, Extracts are given : " Twenty-four years is rather a long period to wait 
for a history of the Civil War that would be at once readable and accurate, that, 
while aiming at perfect truthfulness and impartiality in recording facts, would, at the 
same time, be noted for certain qualities naturally inherent in the grandeur of the 
subject We have a right to expect from the writer who ventures on the author- 
ship of a popular history of the great struggle, qualities that are rarely found in 
popular authors. He sh6uld be capable of planning his work on a scale, of adequate 
grandeur, and should at least aim at perfection in the execution. Simplicity of 
narrative, warmth of style, natural, and sometimes original reflections, philosophic 
appreciations of the causes that have preceded or produced events, skillful tran- 
sitions and a power of bringing great actions more vividly before the imagination 
by such a restrained use of color as will not conflict with historic truth, are some of 
the qualities demanded in the author of such a history. It is rare enough to find 
them, and the work containing them becomes at once a national possession. The 
work before us is marked by every characteristic that we have mentioned. Mr. 
Johnson styles it « A Short History of the War of Secession." Well, it is short, 
considering that there were two thousand four hundred important engagements 
fought during the great conflict. However, there are few readers who would care 
to be bewildered with the multiplicity of details involved in an accurate account of 
them, even if life were long enough for the purpose ; but what every reader wants 
to know is the general course of the war, its origin, and the motive forces preceding 
and concluding the struggle. This has been done by Mr. Johnson. There are 
plenty of monographs on individual campaigns, battles, etc., some interesting and 
some decidedly uninteresting. The reader, in search of further information, can 
easily find them. And, indeed, one of the great merits of this publication is that it 
is constantly stimulating the desire for further information. Many readers of the 
romances of Walter Scott or Victor Hugo know how often they have been forced to 
study some particular period or historical personage, heretofore vag^uely known to 
them, by the compelling power the literary artist has of investing a particular period 
or roan with interest. Mr. Johnson has a good deal of this dramatic instinct and 
literary skill, with the result that people having some intelligence, imagination and 
capacity for enthusiasm will rise from the perusal of this volume with a desire to 
know something more of Sheridan and Sherman, of Custer and Dahlgren, of Early, 
Hooker, Johnson, Lee, Lincoln, Rosecrans, Ben Butler, Stuart, and so many other 
picturesque figures on both sides in the conflict. There are some names absent we 
should have expected to find in this volume, and even a strict adherence to the plan 
laid down for himself by Mr. Johnson is hardly sufficient to account for their 
omission. In the first twenty-five pages the author passes in review the causes of 
slavery, its modifications and development to a point that threatened the life of the 
nation. It is a masterly sketch, and he must be an indolent reader who rises from 


reading it without a thorough grasp of the situation antecedent to secession. The 
style, here as elsewhere, is on a level with the thought, and, while of striking pre- 
cision and fulluess, is admirable for its energy and dignity. Mr. Johnson is no parti- 
san, except in the sense in which we are all partisans now. North and South. He 
hates slavery because it was an evil thing, and he loves freedom and his country. 
The feeling of patriotic enthusiasm, while it never outstrips the reserve imposed by 
the duties of the historian, impresses his style with a virile beauty, an ardor of 
conviction and a vivacity of expression calculated to carry away the young . Ameri- 
can, and fill his mind with the idea — sadly lacking, we fear, in the present day — that 
there is something better than money, something better than success, something 
better even than heroism on the battle-field. To say that Mr. Johnson has written 
the best history of the late struggle for popular reading, would be no praise; for 
this history is the only work of the kind that has yet appeared. The Freeman* s 
youmai believes it will satisfy the mind and heart of readers for many a generation 
to come." 

^63. The f(^owing tribute was paid to our Honorary President, Joseph O'Connor, 
fay Charks A. Dana, editor of the New York Sun: ''Among the newspaper 
writers of our own country and of the present day, perhaps the best style is that of 
Iftr. Joseph O'Connor. It is terse, ludd, calm, argumentative, and without a 
tnuSe of efibrt or affectation.'^ And the following comment from the Buffalo News : 
"Mr. O'Connor's pen is like the Damascene blade, polished and beautiful, yet 
withal so smooth and keen, that the victim of its blow is severed in twain almost 
without realizing the catastrophe. That pen is feared as much as it is admired, 
and the Hotspurs of the press who have braved its terrors, like Percy, lie supine on 
the borders of their own rashness. Long may Joseph O'Connor wield it, as he has 
always wielded it, a menace to evil, and a swift and sure protection to the right.** 

'75. The Rev. liarvey J. Owen is pastor of a church at Woodhull, N. Y. 
- '76. The Rev. George W. Coon, formerly of Swampscott, Mass., resides in 
Gloucester, Mass. 

'76. The Rev. Edward C. Dodge, formerly of Wales, N. Y., is now located at 
Attica, N. Y. 

'76. The Rev. Fred A. Vanderburgh presides over a church in Whitesville, N. Y. 

*76. Frank D. Vreeland, M.D., practices his profession at Paterson, N. J. 

'77. Eugene C. Aiken is practicing law in Auburn, N. Y. 

'78. Franklin L. Lord resides in Kalamazoo, Mich., and publishes the Maii, 

'78. Roy C. Webster has a law office in the EUwanger & Barry Buflding, 
Rochester, N. Y. 

*79. Melvin £X Crowell has finished his course in Johns Hopkins University, and 
is teaching in Parsons, Kan. 

'79. Thomas S. Day is at present in Delta, Col., teaching. 

*79. The Rev. Thomas Phillips, formerly of Coniac, O., is located in San Ber- 
nardino, CaL 

'79. The Rev. Clark M. Brink is pastor of the Roseville Baptist Church of 
Newark, N. J. He resides at 63 North 9th street 

'80. The Rev. William F. Faber is pastor of the Baptist Church in Westfield, 
N. Y. 


'80. Prof. Louis H. Miller is teaching in the Free Academy at Rochester, 
N. Y. 

'81. William H . Beach is a member of the law firm of Garlock & Beach, Power^s 
Block, Rochester, N. Y. 

'81. Dr. Fred. R. Campbell, professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the 
Niagara Medical College of Buffalo, died in the City of Rochester September 14, 
1888. He was bom in Cambria, N. Y., in 1861, and graduated from the Uniyer- 
sity of Rochester with the class of *8i. He was the valedictorian of his class and 
took the Davis prize award of $300. After graduating he studied with Dr. 
Lord of the Rochester Insane Asylum. In the year 1884 he graduated from the 
Boffido Medical College. At the time of his death he had acquired a large prac- 
tice, was one of the sanitary physicians of Buffalo, and was medical examiner for 
several life insurance companies, besides holding the chair already mentioned. He 
had recently published, through D. Appleton & Co., a work of three hundred pages, 
entitled "The Langiiage of Medicine," which met with the highest praise. He 
was assistant editor of the Buffalo Medical Journal^ in the last issue of which there 
appeared an article written by him entitled: '* Myths in Modem 1 herapeutics.*' 
Besides being a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, he was a^member of Phi 
Beta Kappa, Clan Sutherland and the Scottish Society of Buffalo. In the year 
1885 he was married to the daughter of Mr. Henry S. Hebard, of Rochester, N. Y. 
He leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his death. 

'81. The Rev. Franklin N. Jewett is pastor of the Baptist Church in Fredonia, 
N. Y. 

*8i. William F. Strasmer is teaching in Buffalo, N. Y. 

*82. George A. Gillette, formerly of Santa Rosa, Cal., has opened a law office in 
the Wflder BuUding, Rochester, N. Y. 

^83. A very interesting and instructive article by Frank W. Foote, on ** English 
Schools in India," appeared in a recent number of the New York Christian Advo- 

'83. Munson H. Ford is engaged in teaching in Rockford, 111. 

'83. Charles L. Dean is engaged in the banking business at Marion, Kan. 

^83. William S. Lemen is taking a post-graduate course in chemistry and biology 
at Johns Hopkins University. 

*84. Charles F. Pratt, who is with the Sherwin-Williams Co., of Cleveland, Ohio, 
was married on November 21, 1888, to Miss Mary E. Mathews, of Columbus, Ohio. 

'84. George M. Simonson is in Waterbury, Conn., doing newspaper work. 

^84. George S. Swezey, of the Princeton Theological Seminary, has received a 
call from a church in Springfield, Mass., which he has accepted. 

'84. The Rev. Elmer E. Williams, pastor of the Baptist Church, Dover, Dela- 
ware, is acting as chaplain of the Delaware State Senate. 

'85, '86, '87. James R. Lynch, '85, WUliam E. Loucks, '86, Fred. E. Marble 
and Cortland R. Myers, '87, were among the Rochester delegates to the ** Amer- 
ican Inter-seminary Missionary Alliance " Convention at Boston, Mass. 

'85. The Rev. Henry C. Cooper is pastor of the Baptist Church in Spring- 
ville, N. Y. 

ALUMKI or DELTA U. 1 69 

*86l WaUace S. Troesdell is porsoing at post-gndaaite course in Greek and 
Philolo^ at Johns Hopkins Unrrenitj. His address is loii McCulk>h street, 
B^timofc^ Md. 

"Sfi. Ernest N. Fittee is liring at his home, in Greece, N. Y. 

'S7. Fred E. Marble is studying in the Rochester (N. Y.) Theological Semi. 

^. Fred Alexander Race was bom at Greene, N. Y., July 2, 1863, and died 
at his home Korember 24, 1888. His early education was recc t Tcd at the Unioo 
School in die TiQage of Greene, and his preparation for college at the Oxford 
Academy, under direction of Professor Brown, where he took sereral priaes for 
c »cencnc e in dedamation. Having entered the University of Rochester in the 
fidl of 1883, he sooo became the acknowledged leader of his class, and main- 
tained his positioo throughout the four years* course, graduating as valedictorian. 
At the beginning of die Sophomore year he was chosen President of his dass, and 
re-dected in the two succeeding years. In the Dewey declamation contest at the 
dose of the Sophomore year, the first prize was awarded to him, and in the Senior 
oratorical contest he was an easy winner of the second Davis prize medal. During 
die four years in college he was recognized as a Christian gentleman and a faith- 
fbl stodent, esteemed not less for his moral earnestness and integrity than for his 
sdwlarly attainment In Christian work he was among the foremost, nor can any 
one point to an unfortunate experience that will sully the purity of the life that he 
led in our midst The summer after graduating Brother Race attended the sum- 
mer school of Hebrew at Richmond, Va., and distinguished himself in following 
oat the intricacies of the Hebrew tongue. Professor Harper told his students at 
Chicago that the class at Richmond was the best one that he had ever had, and 
diat Race was the best man in the class. In the fall of 1887 he entered upon his 
work as Professsor of Modem Langruages in the De Land University, Florida, 
where he discharged his duties to the credit both of himself and the institution 
with which he was connected. Failing health caused him to resign this position at 
die dose of the first year, and the fatal disease with which he was smitten rapidly 
completed its work. In the death of Brother Race the ministry — for to it he had 
consecrated his life — loses one of its most promising young men, and the Kpcktster 
chapter <»ie of its most loyal and devoted alumni. — F. E. Marble, *87. 

*88. Walter Hays is with RothschUd, Hays & Co., Rochester, N. Y. His ad- 
dress is 2 Savannah street. 

'88. Alden J. Merrell was married to Miss Effie F. Ludlum, of Rochester, 
N. Y., on January 7, 1889, They will be at home on Tuesdays and Thursdays 
in February at 143 South Union street, Rochester, N. Y. 


'6a The Rev. Giles Foster Montgomery, a well known and faithful missionary of 
the American Board of Commissioners for Foreig^n Missions, died at Adna, one of 
the principal cities of Turkey, December 4, 1888. He was bom in Walden, 
Caledonia County, Vt., November 8, 1835. He graduated from Middlebory Col- 
lege in i860, firom the same Theological Seminary in 1863 ; vras ordained at Mor- 


risrille, Vt, and sailed for Turkey the following October. He made a visit to the 
United States in 1876, and again in 1885, with his family, in the course of which 
▼isits he became well known throughout the churches. He was a preacher of 
more than ordinary power, and during the famine in Turkey took a prominent 
part in the distribution of relief. In 1865 he married Emily Redington, of Moscow, 
N. Y. After his last visit he returned to Turkey without his family ; bat sub- 
sequently Mrs. Montgomery joined him, leaving their children in St. Johnsbury, 
Vt, to be educated. 

'69. The Rev. Martin E. Cady is pastor of the Methodist Church in Rock- 
ford, HI. 

'69. The Rev. Rufus C. Flagg has resigned his charge at Fair Haven, Vt., and 
accepted a call from the Wells River, Vt, Congrregational Church. 

*7a Martin E, Severance is a successful civil engineer at Lisbon, Dak. 

'71. Elias H. Bottum is practicing law at 401 East Water street, Milwaukee, 

'71. The Hon. Walter E. Howard has been giving the Seniors a series of lectures 
on English Constitutional Law. He has also been appointed professor of senior 
English history. 

*74. The Rev. Austin O. Spoor is pastor of the M. E. Church at Chazy, 


'75. JohnF. Reynolds is located at Irona, N: Y., engaged in manufsictiuring iron. 

'75. Henry T. Whitney, M.D., of Foochow, China, favors us each year with a 
copy of his annual report as director of the Foochow Medical Missionary Hospital. 
The institution, since its foundation in 1877, has treated 126, 129 cases and per- 
iDrmed 7,690 operations. 

'76. Walter L Brown is extensively engaged in wool growing at Nephi, Utah 

'76. The Rev. Einion C. Evans is living in St Paul, Minn. 

*76. Charles L. Linsley b still at home at Alstead, N. H., by reason of ill 

'76. The Rev. William A. Remele has so £au: recovered his health as to preach 
occasionally at Poultney, Vt 

'76. George F. B. Willard, M.D., has a very large practice in his profession 
at Vergennes, Vt. 

'77. The Rev. John M. Hull has been elected President of the Old Colony, Mass., 
Baptist Ministers* Conference. He has lately contributed articles to the IVaichman, 
Standard and Chfistian Inquirer, leading papers in the Baptist denomination. 

'77. Harry P. Stimson and wife, of Kansas City, Mo., are making an extended 
tour in Europe. They will spend most of the winter at Monte Carlo. 

'77. Benjamin M. Weld has returned from Texas, where he was engaged last 
year as principal and treasurer of the Tillotson Institute at Austin. He is now 
principal of the Academy at Glastonbury, Conn. 

'78. The Rev. Edwin E. Rogers is pastor of the Church of the Covenant, 
New York, N. Y. 

*8a Willis A. Guernsey resides in Lynn, Mass. 

*8o. Perley A. Griswold*s address is care of Smith Academy, St. Louis, Mo. 


*8i. Frank R. Utley is superintendent of schools in Marinette, Wis. 

'82. Clarence G. Leavenworth is located in Cleveland, O. 

^82. The address of John C. Miller is 33 Pemberton square, Boston, Mass. 

'82. Harry P. Powers is with the Vermont Marble Company, Vt. 

'83. Fred £. Frisbee resides in Minneapolis, Minn. 

^84. Robert J. Barton is still at Clifton Springs for his health. 

'84. Elmer P. Miller is a Senior at the General Theological Seminary, New 
York, N. Y. 

'84. The Rev. James Ten Broeke has won the $400 prize offered by the Ameri- 
can Baptist Educational Commission for the best essay on one of three g^ven 
subjects, and has entered Yale Theological Seminary, this being one of the con- 
ditions of the competition. 

'85. Frank W. Brown is living at Milton, Calaveras Co., Cal. 

*85. Wilbert N. Severance is with the New Haven Clock Company, New Haven, 

'86. Marvin H. Dana is teaching at Maysville, Missouri, not Miss., as appeared in 
the November, 1888, issue. 

*88. Burton J. Hazen is at his home in Greensboro, Vt 

'91. Clarence H. Willey, of Dartmouth College, has been teaching in Rupert, Vt. 


*59. The Rev. Samuel J. Rogers, formerly of Pax ton. 111., has removed with his 
family to Minneapolis, Minn. He has preached, as a supply, a few Sabbaths in 
Plymouth Church, St Paul. 

'59. The new Reformed Church at Altamont, N. Y., of which the Rev. Henry 
M. Voorhees is the untiring and successful pastor, was dedicated on October 3, 

*6o. Professor John W. Beardslee, D.D., is professor of BibUcal langiuges, litera- 
ture and exegesis in the Western Theological Seminary at Holland, Mich. 

'60. The church at Wallkill, N. Y., of which the Rev. Richard De Witt is pastor, 
was entirely destroyed by fire in the early morning of December 24, 1888. 

'60. At the fail session of the Classis of Dakota, held in the Reformed Church of 
Sioux Falls, Dak., the Rev. William J. Skiilman, of Sioux Fails, was elected 

'63. The Rev. Charles H. Pool, of Somerville, N. J., is secretary of the Board of 
Domestic Missions of the Reformed Church. 

'69. Edward A. Bawser, LL.D., senior professor of mathematics of Rutgers 
College, has recently published two additional volumes in his series of higher 
mathematics, already in use in some^fifty of the leading universities and colleges of 
the country. 

'71. John H. Jackson is a member of the law firm of Jackson & Codington, 
Plainfield. N. J. 

'72. Edward F. Brooks, C.E., is engineer of maintenance of way on the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad. His office is in the Jersey City, N. J., depot. 

'72. The Hon. George H. Large, of Hunterdon County, who was President of 
the New Jersey State Senate during its last session, has been re-elected to the 


'73. John H. C. Nevius is a member of the firm of Nevios & Haviland, wall 
paper and shade roller manufacturers, 406 Broadway, New York, N. Y. He resides 
at 2 10 West End avenue. 

'74. The Rev. Ralph W. Brokaw was installed as co-pastor of the Hope Con- 
gregational Church, Springfield, Mass., on December 4th. The sermon at the in- 
stallation was preached by the Rev. William £. Grifiis, D.D., Rutgers^ '69. 

'75. The Rev. John Preston Searle, of Somerville, N. J., on December 24, 1888, 
read an interesting paper before the Pastors' Association in New York on '* August 
Days in Egypt." 

'76. Spencer C. Devan, M.D., U. S. N., has been transferred to Washington, 
D. C. 

'76. The Hon, Foster McG. Voorhees was re-elected to the New Jersey Assembly 
by Union County. 

'76. The Rev. Peter H. Milliken, of Paterson, N. J., accepted a call to the First 
Reformed Church of Philadelphia, and took charge January ist 

'79. The Rev. Theodore Shafer, formerly of Schaghticoke, N. Y., was recently 
installed pastor of the Reformed Church at Millstone, N. J. 

'81. Cornelius I. Haring, Esq., is practicing law in Milwaukee, Wis., and is a 
member of the new law firm of Haring, Shepard & Frost, one of the most success- 
ful young law firms of the West 

'81. Irving S. Upson, A.M., librarian of Rutgers College, is clerk of the Geo- 
logical Survey of New Jersey and of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment 

*82. J. Chester Chamberlain is the electrical engineer and superintendent of the 
Engineering Department of the Julien Electric Traction Company, and is stationed 
at 85th street and Madison avenue, New York, N. Y. 

'82. The Rev. William I. Chamberlain, who is a missionary for the Reformed 
Dutch Church, is now stationed at Madanapalle, Madras Pres., India. 

^83. The Rev. George Z. Collier is pastor of a Reformed Dutch Chiurch at 
Stuyvesant, N. Y. 

*83. Professor J. Waterbury Scudder is teaching in the Albany, N. Y., Academy. 

'84. Charles E. Pattison has about completed the arrangements for the new 
Edison electrical light station in New York, N. Y. He assumed control of it at 
the beginning of the year. 

'85. Charles Deshler is superintendent of the Test Department of the Edison 
Electric Light Works at Orange, N. J. 

'85. Louis A. Voorhees, of New Brunswick, N. J., is assistant chemist in the 
New Jersey Agricultural Ebcperiment Station. 

*86. Thomas J. Bissell b teaching in Bloomington, N. J. 

'86. Frederick Deshler is confidential clerk and assistant bookkeeper for Flan- 
igan. Nay & Co., 262 Tenth avenue. New York, N. Y. 

'86. Elmore DeWitt is a civil engineer, and is in the ofiice of the engineer of main- 
tenance of way of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Jersey City, N. J. He resides at 
143 Bayard street, New Brunswick, N. J. 

'88. Willard A. Heacock has entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
New York, N. Y. He resides at 1701 Broadway. 


'88. Rufiis W. Chamberlain is in the employ of the Sawyer-Man Electrical 
Company, 32 Nassau street. New York, N. Y. 

'88. William B. Tomkins is studying the classics at his home in Orange, N. J., 
with the intention of entering the Theological Seminary at New Brunswick, N. J., 
next year. 

'88. Charles S. Wyckoff is assistant curator of the Museum of the Theological 
Seminary at New Brunswick, N. J. 


'63. The Rev. S. Hartwell Pratt dedicated his new home in Springfield, Mass. , 
by a special service Christmas day, i838, the Rev. William H. P. Faunce, Brown, 
*8o^ attending and participating in the exercises. 

'72. The Rev. Orson P. Bestor, D.D., has removed from Msidison, Wis., to 
Bdoit, Wis., where he has assumed charge of the Baptist Church. 

*75. Professor Winslow Upton, together with the President of the University, 
represented Brown at the recent Hartford convention of the New England Asso- 
ciation of Colleges. On December loth the professor left Providence for California 
in order to observe the total eclipse of the sun on January ist. 

'77. Frank A. Spence has returned from Buenos Ayres, S. A., and is now at his 
home, 123 Federal street, Salem, Mass. 

'So. The Rev. William H. P. Faunce, of the State Street Baptist Church, 
^ringfield, Mass., has recently received several flattering calls, including one 
from a Cambridge church, but has declined them all. His work in Springfield is 
thoroughly appreciated by his parishioners and the people outside of his church. 

*%i, William F. Denfeld is practicing law at East Saginaw, Mich. He has taken 
a partner in his life work. Miss Lizzie Sheiss. He is Secretary of the State Board 
of Education. 

'81. Charles E. Hughes, Esq., was married on December 5th to Miss Antoinette 
Carter, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes are residing at 129 East 62d 
street, New York, N. Y. 

'82. Professor Newton S. Fuller lectured to the students of Ripon College Octo- 
ber I2th on the ** Surplus " in the Treasury. 

'83. Ray W. Green, M.D., is a physician and surgeon, residing at 30 Pleasant 
street, Worcester, Mass. 

'83. Isaac B. Burgess, A.M., Latin master in the Rogers High School of New- 
port, R. I., is the joint author with Professor W. R. Harper, of Yale, of ** An In- 
ductive Latin Method," a text-book of over 300 pages, recently published by Ivison, 
Blakeman & Taylor, of New York. 

'84. Frank H. Andrews is a chemist with the Silver Spring Bleaching and Dye- 
ing Co., Providence, R.I. 

'84. Albert A. Baker was admitted to the Rhode Island Bar in July, 1888. 

'84. Frank M. Bronson is an instructor of Greek in Cornell University. 

'87. Walter C. Bronson is teaching mathematics, history and Ejiglish literature 
in an academy in Butler, Bates County, Mich. 

^88. William M. Lippitt is studying mathematics at the Golden State School of 
Mines, Golden, Col. 



*72. The Rev. (ieorgc T. Dowling, D.D., preached at the Collegiate Church, 
comer Fifth avenue and 29th street. New York, N. Y., on November i8th last. 

*73. The Rev. Alvin S. Hobart, D.D., has recently become pastor of the Baptist 
Church at Yonkers, N. Y. 

*73. Professor James W. Ford, Ph.D., has become Treasurer of Madison Univer- 
sity. He resigned from the office of principal of Colgate Academy, which he has 
held for several years, to accept his present position. Dr. Ford recently made an 
extended trip to Kansas in the interest of the University. 

'74. The Rev. Archibald C. Wheaton, who for several years was pastor of the 
Baptist Church of Little Falls, N. Y., has resigned. 

'76. The Rev. A. Wayland Bourn, of Gloversville, N. Y., was one of the speakers 
at the annual banquet of the Madison Alumni Association, held at the Fifth Avenue 
Hotel, New York, on December 11, 1888, The Rev. Alvin S. Hobart, D.D., '73, 
of Yonkers, N. Y., was elected President of the association. 

*78. The Rev. Warren G. Partridge has been called to the pulpit of the Central 
Baptist Church, Brooklyn, E. D., N. Y. 

'78. George £. Hubbard, M.D., is meeting with success in the practice of his 
profession in New York, N. Y. His office is at 1701 Broadway. 

'79. Exlmund T. Allen, A.M., M.D., an eye and ear surgeon of Omaha, Neb., is 
an editor of The Surgical Record^ published at Omaha. 

'80. Professor George B. Tumbull, of Colgate Academy, Hamilton, N. Y., writes 
from Colorado Springs, Col., that he is rapidly regaining his health. 

*82. Frederick S. Fulton, M.D., is successfully practicing his profession in New 
York, N. Y. He resides at 121 East 70th street. 

'83. Lieutenant Lorenzo P. Davidson is married and now stationed at Willett*s 
Point, N. Y. He is a frequent visitor at the New York Club House. 

'84. The Rev. Marion L. Brown is pastor of the Baptist Church of Antigo, 

'84. Professor Samuel C. Johnston has again become connected with the Sus- 
quehanna Collegiate Institute at Towanda, Pa. He held the professorship which 
he now occupies for two years after leaving college, and now, after a year's inter- 
mission, returns to the same position. 

'84. Albert J. Truesdell is engaged in the loan business at Church's Ferry, 

'86. Albert E. Seagrave is studying at Crozier Theological Seminary, Chester, Pa. 

'86. Frederick D. H. Cobb has been admitted to the Bar in Rochester, N. Y. 

'88. George W. Douglas is connected with the Brooklyn Cititen, 

'88. Clayton Grinnell is preaching at Omro, Wis. 

'88. Fenton C. Rowell is professor of languages at Keystone Academy, Factory - 
ville. Pa. 

'88. The Rev. Frank C. Barrett is pastor of the Baptist Church at Durham- 
ville, N. Y. 



(Honorary.) The Rer. Henry M. Baird, D.D., LX.D., professor of Greek in 
tbe University, was elected first Mce-President of the American Society of Chnrdi 
History at the December, 18SS, meeting of the society. 

'69L John W. Root is a member of tbe firm of Bumham & Root, the £unoas 
Chicago architects, with offices in the ** Rookery/' He resides at 56 Astor street. 

'72. The Rer. Marcus D. Bodl, professor in Boston UniTcrsity, was elected 
registrar of the National Academy of Thecdogy, founded in New York, N. Y., 
December 27, 1888. 

*74. Richard Ferris is with the Ladies' Seed Concern, publishers, Keene 
Valley, N. Y. 

'78. Henry R. Baremore is in the boot and shoe business at 34 Warren street. 
New York, N. Y. He resides in Elixabeth, N. J. 

*78. William C. Doscher, of the W. C Doscher \fanufectnring Company, has 
built at 404 East Fourteenth street. New York, N. Y., a six-story brick building 
twenty-eight feet wide by one huidred and serenty-fire feet deep. Here he will 
continue to make pier and mantd looking-glasses, hat stands, hall racks, picture 
frames, etc Brother Doscher b Vice-president of the Atalanta Boat Club and a 
member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Delta U. Club. 

'81. The Rer. Honct G. Underwood will be married shortly to Miss Lillie 
Horton, M.D., of Chicago, a medical missionary at Seoul, Corea. 

'84. Louis B. Paton has entered the Theological Seminary at Princeton, N. J. 

*84. The Rer. Thomas Watters has been appcMnted pastor of the Reformed 
Presbyterian Church, Steriing Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'86. Charies H. Roberts is engaged in the real estate and building business in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Offices, 243 Reid arenue. 

'87. Charles H. Church, of Passaic, N. J., is studying medicine in the New 
York Homeopathic Medical College. 


'72. Romyn Hitchcock, Curator of the National Museum at Washington, D. C, 
has recently arriyed home after an absence of two years in Japan. 

'72. David S. Jordan, Ph.D., LL.D., lectured at Indianapolis on the eve of 
October 8th, and lectured at other points in the State on 22d, 23d and 24th of the 

The Ifidiana Student has these paragraphs : 

"ProC Robert Ellis Thompson, professor of political economy in the Umversity 
of Pennsylvania, recently replied through the columns of the Irish World to Dr. 
Jordan's • Octroi at Issoire. * The reply b a very interesting article, and though it 
takes exception to what the Ekxrtor says, it speaks highly of his ability.'^ 

'* The new edition of Dr. Jordan's * Manual of Vertebrates' is out and presents a 
very neat appearance. It embraces considerably more matter than the old, and 
will no doubt meet with a cordial reception. As a text-book in high schools, 
where any attention is given to systematic zoology, it surely deserves a place." 

The American NaiwaJist says of Dr. Jordan's latest essay : ** When Dr. Jordan 


undertakes the descriptioa of a fish his language is the language of science ; when 
he turns his pen to the popuhurization of scientific subjects he still retains his former 
condseness, but at the same time he manages to introduce many epigrammative 
sentences and no little quaint hiunor, the latter the more enjoyable from the 
thoroughly natural manner in which it is used. His recent book, * Scientific 
Sketches,' is made up of a series of articles, lectures and addresses which are wd- 
come in permanent shape. The last essay in the volume, ' The Evolution of the 
College Curriculum,' is by £u: the most valuable, but to be fiilly appreciated it 
should be read in the light of the experiment in collegiate instruction which is 
being tried at the Indiana University, of which Dr. Jordan is president. Dr. 
Jordan's idea is that a college should provide both the facilities for a general cul- 
ture and also for detailed study ; that while teaching the elements of several 
subjects, it should give each student a thorough drill in some one branch. The 
scheme has been thoroughly worked out on paper, but time alone can tell how it 
results. It must be said, however, that it has amply satisfied its advocates during 
the two years that it has been tried. " 

'74. The report of John C. Branner, Ph.D., to the Governor of Arkansas on the 
geology of certain districts generally believed to be gold bearing, has created 
quire a stir among local mining speculators. The report shows that native gold is 
not to be found. Salted mines have been sold at fiiibulous prices, and mighty plans 
were laid for further operations. Of course this exposure by our scholarly Doctor 
brought down upon him charges of incapadty from these sharks, but we feel 
assured that he will be vindicated. — Indiana Student, 

*75. Ebenezer J. Preston is engaged in farming and packing leaf tobacco at 
Amenia, Dutchess County, N. Y. 

'81. On November i, 1888, the Chicago and North-western Railroad appointed 
Henry W. Battin a division engineer of the railroad, with headquarters at Winona, 
Minn. He has charge of all engineering matters on the Wmona and St Peter and 
Dakota Central Division, a division embracing 1,200 miles of railroad in Minnesota 
and Dakota. 

'81. Theobald Smith, Ph.B., M.D., is director of the pathological laboratory of 
the Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 
Residence, 1667 31st street, N. W. 

'85. Robert J. Eidlitz, who has been spending the past two years abroad in 
studying architecture, is now on his way home. 

'85. Henry C. Olmsted, Esq., has opened a law office in the Phelps Bank Build- 
ing, BinghamtoQ, N. Y. 

*86. Allyn A. Packard is an architect in Chicago, IlL Address, 3502 Lake 


'76. Richard G. Lewis has sold the Sdoto, O., Gazette^ and is President of the 
Union Shoe Company, of Chillicothe, O. He is also endeavoring to strike ofl near 
there, having already found gas. 

'77. The Rev. Edward C. Moore preached his fiiirewell sermon in the West- 
minster Church, at Yonkers, N. Y., on the evening of December 29, 1888. He 


accepted a call to the Central Congregational Church of Providence, R« I^ and 
-was installed Friday, January 4, 1889. 

'8a John Q. Blitchell is in the costoms department of the New York Post Office. 
He resides at the Delta U. Club-house, 8 East 47th street 

^82. John B. Webb is engaged in the dry goods business in Cincinnati, O. 

"84. Charlas G. Dawes was recently married to Miss Blymyer, daughter of 
William Blymyer, Esq., of Cincinnati, O. Brother Dawes is practicing law in 
lincoln. Neb. 

'85. Charles L. Mills has sold his boot and shoe business in Marietta, O., and 
intends to enter upon theological studies in the falL 


*76. Frank D. Barker has been a lawyer since 1877; practiced at Lansing, Mich., 
1877-80 ; Deputy Collector of Customs at Clayton, N. Y., since 1885. 

'76. John T. Roberts was a delegate to the Republican Convention at Saratoga, 
and represented the Twenty-third District on the Committee on Resolutions. 

'76. The Rev. Richard L. Robinson is a clergyman of the M. E. Church, and 
was stationed at Clarence, N. Y., 1876-78 ; Wales, 1878-81 ; Colden, 1881-84 ; 
Murilla, 1884-87 ; since 1887 at Pendleton Centre, Niagara County, N. Y. 

'76. The Rev. George E. Smith lives in Plainfield, Vt. 

*77. Richard E. Day has recently issued a small volume of poetry firom the 
press of Cassell & Co., New York. 

*77. Grant D. Green is a commercial traveler. His permanent address is 
Hotel Bums, Syracuse, N. Y. 

'77. The Rev. Philip Price has received the degree of A.M. from Syracuse Univer- 
sity, and that of S.T.B. from Boston University. His address is 36 Bromfield 
street, Boston, Mass. 

'77. Henry W. Reed has added a large nursery business to his Cherokee &rm 
at Waycross, Ga. 

^78. Charles H. Eggleston is connected with the Syracuse Standard, He lives 
at 18 McClelland street, Syracuse, N. Y. 

'78. Philip I. Moule is engaged in sheep raising in Montana. From i885-«86 
he was a notary public for Montana. 

'78. Arthur H. Giles has been in the Treasury Department at Washington, 
D. C, for several years. His residence is 1734 F street, N. W. 

'78. The Rev. Albert H. Jessup is preaching in Whitesville, N. Y. 

'78. Theodore M. Nichols has been pastor of a Methodist Church, at Mallory, 
Northwood, la.; Montour, la., and Reinbeck, la. Since 1881 he has been engaged 
in the life insurance business in Oneida, N. Y. 

*79. Eugene G. Matson, M.D., studied medicine in Philadelphia from 1880 to 
1883 ; in Germany, 1883-85. Since 1885 he has been practicing in Brookville, Pa. 

'80. Myron D. Briggs, M.D., has a lucrative practice at Belle Plain, la. 

'80.- Lazell R. Hopkins has been a professor of Greek and Latin in Weedsport 
Union School, Weedsport, N. Y., since his graduation. 

'81. The Rev. Edgar H. Brown is the pastor of a Methodist Church in Green« 
bush, N. Y. 


'81. Loren Hodgkins resides in South Ouondaga, N. Y. 

'81. Professor Frederick A. Cook is teaching Latin at Salina, Kan. 

*8i. The Rev. Frederick J. Shackleton is pastor of a Methodist Church at 
Round Hill Court, Poundridge, N. Y. 

'81. William H. Roberts has been engaged in paper manufacturing and jobbing 
smce 1884. His residence is in Onondaga, and his address is P. O. Drawer 82, 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

'81. The Rev. George E. Hutchinson was a clergyman at Mottville, N. Y., 
1881-84 ; Georgetown, N. Y., 1884-85 ; teacher of Greek and Latin in Ives' 
Seminary, Antwerp, N. Y., 1885-86 ; pastor at Tyrone, N. Y., since 1886. 

'82. The Rev. Frank W. Hemenway is pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
of Wheeler, Ind. 

'82. William C. Kitchen, Ph.D., has recently contributed to the Northim 
CkristioH Advocate a series of articles on ** The Religious Aspects of Educational 
Problems in Japan. " 

At the request of the leading Japanese publishing house the Doctor is preparing 
a work on language, and also a series of five English Readers for use in the schook 
of Japan. He was recently offered a chair in a Western college at a good salary, 
but declined in order that he might continue his post-graduate work in English 
philosophy and early literature at Harvard. 

'82. The Rev. William D. Rockwell has moved from Mottville, N. Y., to 

'82. Charles N. Sittser is now located in Weedsport, N. Y. 

'83. William N. Henderson is farming at Onondaga Hill, N. Y. 

'83. John D. Jamison is a salesman for B. T. Sawyer & Co., of San Francisco, 

^83. Thaddeus D. Southworth lives in Albany, N. Y., and is the general aigent 
for Appleton's American Cyclopedia. 

*83. Warren W. Walsworth is connected with the Syracuse Standard, His 
address is 766 Cross avenue, Syracuse, N. Y. 

'84-'86. Herbert W. Swartz, M.D., and the Rev. Milton N. Frantz, are engaged 
in mission work at Aoyama, Japan. 

'84. The Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, Ph.D., addressed the members of the White Cross 
Army of the 23d street branch of the Young Men's Christian Association on the 
evening of December 2d, on purity of life. He disapproved of theatrical perform- 
ances, the feminine fashion of d6collet6 dressing, nude pictures and round dandng, 
because he thought they tended to immorality. 

'85. The Rev. George M. Brown is pastor of the Hanscom Park M. E. Church, 
Omaha, Neb. 

'85. The Rev. Horace A. Crane, A.M., has been chosen President of the 
Nebraska Central College, at Central City, Neb. 

'85. The Rev. Alfred H. Eaton entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church upon graduation. He was stationed at Berlin, N. Y., 1885-87 ; and at 
Green Island, N. Y., since 1887. 

'85. Hiram H. Henderson practices law in Ogden, Utah. 

^85. Frank C. Osborne is the cashier of the house of Ginn & Co., Chicago, 111. 


*85. Osborne A. Curry is teaching in Port Chester, N. Y. 

^85. Albert M. York is on the staff of the Syracuse Daily Couritr. His address 
is 228 Madison street, Syracuse, N. Y. 

*S6. Frank Bell is teaching in Heuvelton, N. Y. 

*86. Frank G. Banister is assistant principal of the Academy at Mexico, N. Y. 

*86. William M. B. Tuttle is on the Syracuse, N. Y., Daiiy Courier, and lives at 
228 Madison street. 

'87. J. Sidney Bovingdon, who for the past two years has been general agent 
for Gtnn & Co. in the West, has resig^ned his position, and is now studying law in 
Bafiak>, N. Y. 

'87. The Rey. Charles L. Hall was psistor of a church at Berlin, N. Y., from 
i887-'88. His present residence is Johnsburgh, N. Y. 

'87. The Rer. Josiah H. Lynch, pastor of the Zion Episcopal Church at Fulton, 
N. Y., was married in Bangor, Me., January 16, 1889, to Miss Mary £. Harfiu:h. 

'87. Emmons H. Sanford is studying law with Brother Nottingham, '76, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 

'88. William W. Eaton is a student at Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N. J. 

'88. Arthur B. Clark has been appointed director of the trade schools of the State 
Reformatory at Elmira, N. Y. 

'88. Professor Edward E. Hill is teaching in Tuscola, 111. 

'88. Frederick C. Lyford is instructor in drawing in Syracuse University. 

'88. The Rev. Ancil D. Mills is pastor of a Methodist Church at Wyoming, N. Y. 

'91. Fred. V. Fisher has been engaged to preach at the Presbyterian Church at 
Constantia, N. Y. 

'78. Watson D. Hinckley is practicing law in Warren, Pa, Office, 217 Second 

'8a Thomas C. Green resides in South Haven, Mich., and is private secretary 
to ex-Senator Monroe. 

'81. Asa D. Whipple is cashier of the Second National Bank of Owosso, Mich. 

'84. Winthrop B. Chamberlain is city editor of the Minneapolis Evening ycumai, 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

'85. Samuel L. Prentiss is assistant cashier in the Second National Bank of 
Winona, Minn. 

'88. Clayton A. Read has left the Detroit Tribune to accept a better position at 
Richland, Mich. 

'88. Will Turner has opened an office in Detroit, Mich«, for the practice of law. 
He resides at 39 Miami avenue. 


'84. Charles L. Rhodes is engaged in the practice of law, with offices at 134 Van 
Buren street, Chicago, 111. 
'87. Harvey A. Harding is editor of the Independent, Oakland, Neb. 



"82. Frank G. Cook has an able article in the last number of the Atlantic Monthly^ 
entitled '* A DifiBcult Problem in Politics," pointing out the inconsistencies of Ameri- 
can State legislation on subjects of interstate wel&u«, particularly those that concern 
the £unily and social life. 

'83. Louis A. CooUdge, now at Washington, D. C, did considerable work for 
the Boston Advertiser and Record last fall, as Washinjgton correspondent, but de- 
clined the offer of the regular position, his duties a^ Secretary to Congressman 
Lodge preventing. 

*83. The Rev. George R. Hewitt was installed as pastor of the first church of 
West Springfield, Mass., December 12th, under very favorable auspices. The 
church is one of the oldest in the State, its organization dating back to 1695. 

*84. Edward M. Winston, Esq., has opened law offices at No. 47 Borden blocks 
comer of Randolph and Dearborn streets, Chicago, UL 

'85. Charles A. Whittemore, of Cambridgeport, Mass., was married on Decem- 
ber 11, 1888, to Miss Evelyn C. Bullard, of Cambridge, Mass. 

'85. Edward F. Weld has been appointed purchasing agent for the St Joseph 
and Grand Island Railroad. 

'86. Lieutenant William V. Judson, U. S. A., is stationed at Willetf s Point, N. Y. 

*86. Myron W. Richardson is teaching physiology, zoology and physics in the 
Omaha, Neb., High School 

'87. James Harvey Robinson has been awarded the Toppan prize of $150 for an 
essay on '* The Original and Derived Features of the Constitution of the United 
States." This is the highest literary prize of the University. Brother Robinson is 
at present studying in Berlin, Germany. 

"87. Howard H. G. Bingham, who has just started a new trust company in 
Kansas City, Mo., has been visiting friends in Cambridge. 

'87. John H. Gray was elected President of the Finance Club at its last meeting. 
Brother Gray is doing finely in his position as instructor in political economy, and 
has this year taken charge of one of Professor Dunbar's old courses (4), in addition 
to the one which he had last year. 

'88. Henry B. Drake is teaching in New London, Conn. 

'88. Samuel S. Hall has accepted a position in the American Exchange National 
Bank, Broadway and Cedar street. New York, N. Y., and is residing in the Delta 
Upsilon Club-house, 8 East 47th street. 

*88. William P. Henderson is teaching in Plainfield, N. J. 

'88. Harry R. Miles is in business in Racine, Wis. 


'87. Ambrose P. Winston is teaching at Pueblo, Col. 

'87. William W. Stickland is principal of the schools at Superior, Wis. 

*88. Thomas A. Polleys and A. Vingi have organized a Lawyer's Information 
Biureau, with headquarters at Madison, Wis. It is meeting with success. On the 
evening of July 5, 1888, Brother Polleys was married to Miss Louise Ashby, of 
Madison, Wis., where they vrill make their home. 


'88. Edward Kremers is at the University of Bonn, Germany. His address is 
Bomheimer strasse, 17^. 


'85. George K. Angle has left Waliisville, Texas, and is now in San Diego, 

'85. Harry P. Corser is a professor in Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. 

'85. Dewitt C. Carter is the editor and proprietor of the Blairstown Press ^ of 
Blmirstown, N. J. 

"85. William a Marshall is connected with the State Museum at Albany, N. Y. 

'85. George W. Moon is a practicing attorney in Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

'85. The Rev. William W. Weller is preaching in Hackensack, N. J. 
.'86. William P. Officer is in the banking business with Pusey & Officer, Coundl 
Blii£^ la. 

^86. Joseph C. Harvey is at the Princeton Theological Seminary. He spent one 
year studying at Edinburgh. Scotland. 

"87. The Rev. Amasa L. Hyde is preaching at Jacksonville and Bustleton, N. J. 

'87. James P. Wilson is studying medicine at the University Medical School, New 
York, N. Y. 

'88. Stuart Croasdale is a tutor in chemistry in Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 

»88. William D. Tyler is living in Bramwell, Mercer County, W. Va. He is the 
surveyor for the Flat Top Land Trust Company. 


*86. Hamilton L. Marshall is a reporter on the Brooklyn Citizen, 

'87. Edwin H. Brush is at hb home, Mayville, Chautauqua County, N. Y. 

'87. Charles S. Ey tinge is connected with Woodward, Baldwin & Co., 43 Worth 
street, New York, N. Y. 

'87. William Gasten is studying law in the Columbia Law School, New York, 
N. Y., and resides at 347 McDonough street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'87. Leonard D. White, Jr., is in his father's banking house, White, Morris & 
Co., 102 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

'88. Danford N. B. Sturgis is in the class of '89 at the Yale Sheffield Scientific 

'89. Henry W. Brush has entered the Columbia Law School. 


'87. Henry W. Hayes, who is connected with the Engineering Department of 
the Fitchburg Railroad, is now stationed at Boston, Mass. 

'87. Clemente Valdes has returned to his home in Mexico. His address is Patos, 
Coahuila, Mexico, via EUigle Pass. 

'87. True W. White has accepted the position of principal of the Union Free 
School, Chatham, N. Y. A Chatham paper speaks of Brother White as * * an 
educational worker of brilliant attainments." 

•88. Lewis D. Cobum is fsuroing at North Montpelier, Vt. 

'88. Clarence A. Crooks and Frank W. Durkee are taking a post-graduate 
course in chemistry and physics at Tufts College. 


*88. Clarence F. French has entered the Harvard Law School. 

'88. Charles H. Murdock has been teaching at Deerfield Centre, N. H. 

'88. George F. Murdock is teaching at Sanborn, Vt» Seminary. 

'88. Frederick H. Swift is on the staff of the Gloucester, Mass., Daily Tirms. 


^86. The Rev. James M. Lewis has taken temporary leave of his charge, and is 
pursuing a course of study in the Boston School of Theology. After the comple- 
tion of his studies he will return to his work at New Burling^ton, Ind. 

'87. The Rev. William L. Laufman was married, October 9, 1888, to Miss Alberta 
Bond, of Muskegon, Mich. He is now engaged in his work as pastor of a church 
at Shelby, Mich. 

'87. John F. Meredith, of Munde, Ind., is engaged in the practice of law. He 
was employed in stumping Indiana for Harrison, in the last campaign. 

'87. Elmer E. Meredith is teaching science in the City High School, Green- 
castle, Ind. 

'88. Milton D. Cary, of Jewell, Iowa, will return next year to graduate in the 
Law School. 

*88. Ross S. Ludlow is teaching this winter at Greenwood, Ind. He recently 
visited De Pauw. 

'89. Charles C. Deam is now engaged in business at Blufiton, Ind. 

'90. Winfred E. Baldwin may be addressed at 38 South Maple avenue. East 
Orange, N. J. 

'90. Watt E. Hull is now in Jewell City, Kan. 

'91. Albert E. Crane^s present address is Zionsville, Ind. 

'91. Fenton W. Booth and Frederick J. Bartlett live in Marshall, 111. 

'91. The address of J. Frank Robertson is Utica, Ind. 


'72. Elmer Potdson has been appointed principal of the York Street Public 
School, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


'72. John C. McKee is at present located in Richfield, Morton County, Kan., 
the south-west county of the State. He is in the land business. Graduating in 
1872, he left his native State (Ohio) a £ew months later and entered the field of 
journalism, first at Greensburgh, Ind. Later he removed to Indianapolis, and was 
for some years a writer upon the staff of the Sentinel of that place. Early in 1883 
he removed to Harper, Kan., and edited the Daily and Weekly Sentinel there till 
October, 1885, when he sold the property with the intention of retiring permanently 
from the laborious field of journalism in which he had been constantly engaged for 
fifteen years — having been one of the editors of the Miami Student^ college paper, 
before engaging in the work on a larger scale. 

'74. Charles C. Cowan, M.D., has a lucrative practice in Fort Jones, Cal. His 
former address was Hardin, O. 

'76. Aaron E. Moore is an attorney, with his office at 271 Main street, Cincin- 


%n IP^jemoviam. 


UNION, '41. 

The Rev. Benjamin Welles was bom in Wayne, N. Y., January 
28, 1 81 8. He became converted and connected himself with the 
Church at the age of thirteen, and his thoughts early turned to the 
Christian ministry. 

After completing his course at Union College, he studied theology 
in Auburn Seminary, where he was graduated in 1845. He was or- 
dained November 2, 1847, and his first charge consisted of the Presby- 
terian churches of Wells and Columbia, Pa. 

He was married to Miss Mary E. Crowell, of Eddytown, N. Y., 
May 17, 1848. 

In the spring of 1854, he yielded to a call from Bristol, Ind., where 
he ministered for four years to the Presbyterian church of that place. 
Previous to this change of location, he had ministered to the people of 
Ulysses and of Arkport, N. Y. After resigning his charge at Bristol, 
he devoted the succeeding thirteen years of his life to labor of a severe 
and exacting character as pastor of several home missionary churches 
in Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. In 1871, he removed to Min- 
nesota with his family, and assumed charge of the Presbyterian 
churches of Farmington and Empire. 

During the severe winter of 1872, he was much exposed to stormy 
and inclement weather in the prosecution of his pastoral work, and 
his health suffered to such a degree that he was compelled to retire 
from the ministry. In the spring of 1872, he removed to White Bear 
Lake, Minn., where he remained ten years. During this period he 
served as Superintendent of Schools of Ramsey County for four years. 

In August, 1883, he sought rest and recuperation at Perth Amboy, 
N. J., where he and Mrs. Welles resided for three years. In the fall 
of 1886, he returned to Minnesota, having failed in his endeavor to re- 
gain his health, and until the close of his life made his home with his 
son, Mr. A. M. Welles, Principal of the Schools of Redwood Falls. 
Though his health was so feeble during the winter that he was con- 
fined to the house, he improved notably in the spring, and his hopes 


of an advance to a robust condition of health were again raised. But 
the hope was without fulfillment, and early in June began that change 
and retrogression which culminated in his death June 23, 1887, in the 
seventieth year of his age. 

He leaves a wife and son to mourn his loss — his only other children, 
two daughters, having died in early youth. 

Interment took place June 26th, at White Bear Lake, Minn. 

His son writes of Mr. Welles : 

*« Though of slight physical frame, Mr. Welles possessed g^reat energy of char- 
acter and power of endurance. He never missed an appointment, and it was in 
the performance of duty that he contracted the disease that put an end to his use- 
fulness. He was an earnest, devoted minister of Christ who chose to spend his 
energies in ministering to the lowly in home mission fields. His life was a con- 
tinual benediction." 



The Rev. Charles D. Morris, D.D., Pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Gloucester, Mass., died at his home, April 17th, after a sick- 
ness of six and a half months. Dr. Morris was bom in North Wales, 
June 6, 1839. ^is parents moved to this country before he was a 
year old and settled in Radnor, O. His &ther died when he was but 
six years old, and his mother when he was but twelve, leaving him to 
suffer great hardships in his efiforts to obtain a living and secure an 
education. He had been hopefully converted at the age of eleven, 
and united with the Presbyterian church at Radnor. As he became a 
young man his thoughts turned to the work of the ministry, to which 
his mother had devoted him from his birth. He had taken the first 
step toward the Presbyterian ministry when he was led to examine the 
subject of baptism, resulting in his becoming a Baptist, and uniting 
with the church of Urbana, O., in the spring of i860. From this 
time he studied, taught school and preached, as he had opportunity, 
till 1863, when the way opened for him to go to Rochester, where he 
took a special course in Greek metaphysics in the university for one 
year, and then the full course in theology, graduating in 1867. His 
first pastorate was over the First church of Toledo, O., where he was 
ordained October, 1867. This pastorate continued for fourteen and 
a half years, when he became pastor in Gloucester, in which relation 
he died. 


Dr. Morris was a man of singular purity and magnanimity of 
character ; a man of intellectual grasp and scholarly attainments ; 
but, above all, he was a most devout Christian. Both in Toledo and 
Gloucester he laid broad and deep foundations, and made impressions 
that must be permanent blessings. 

The funeral exercises, on Thursday, April 19th, were conducted 
by Rev. Dr. Marshall, of Worcester, who, with other brethren, bore 
loving testimony to the worth of the departed pastor. The great 
audience present and the deep feeling manifested show how deeply 
the whole city was moved by his death. — Examiner ^ May $d. 


AMHERST, '58. 

The Rev. James D. Wilson, D.D., Pastor of the Central Presby- 
terian Church, New York City, died at his residence on West 57th 
street, after a long and painful illness, on the morning of M^y I4> 

Dr. Wilson was bom April 3, 1836, at Spring Mills, Pa. He was 
prepared for college at Academia, Pa.; entered Amherst College at the 
age of eighteen, and was graduated with the class of '58. Soon after- 
ward he entered Union Theological Seminary, where, in 1863, ^^ 
completed his theological studies. In the same year he assumed 
pastoral charge of the Spring street Presbyterian Church in New York 
City. This charge he retained for six years, and his labors were 

The rapid growth of the city, and a general up-town movement 
which resulted, imperiled the existence of the church, and it was 
involved in debt By rallying its friends to its support and securing 
their close co-operation, Dr. Wilson not only succeeded in saving the 
church, but was rewarded in witnessing large accessions to the mem- 

In 1869, he accepted a call from the Central Presbyterian Church, 
of which he remained pastor till his death. His new congregation 
was then occupying a temporary frame building on West 50th 
street, into which they had moved after leaving the Broome street 
edifice, pending the erection of a church building. A chapel was 


erected on 56th street, where, for a few years, the congregation 
worshipped during the progress of the work on a church and chapel 
in West 57th street Before this work was finished, there occurred 
a period of great financial depression, and the enterprise came 
near being abandoned. The zeal, courage and determination of Dr. 
Wilson did not fail him. Aided by a few devoted men, he persevered 
with unwavering hope, and finally saw the completion of the work. 
Long before his death the church was freed from debt, and firmly 
established, with a large membership and enjoying general prosperity. 

His pastorate has been the longest of any of the clergymen now 
connected with the New York Presbytery save that of the Rev. Dr. 
Howard Crosby. 

Five years ago Dr. Wilson's illness began, but he manfully strove 
against it and continued his work when he was really unable to do so. 
Last September his congregation voted him a vacation of sixteen 
months, and he anticipated retumi]^ to his pulpit in October next 
Although under medical treatment since last Autumn, his physicians 
did not look for immediately serious results until a few days before his 
death. On the Sunday preceding the sad event, he wrote these lines 
to his congregation : "The pastor of the church requests the earnest 
prayers of the congregation to God for his recovery." But before 
twenty-hours had elapsed he had passed away. 

Dr. Wilson was a Trustee of Amherst College, a Director of Union 
Theological Seminary and a member of the Chi Alpha Society of 

The funeral services were held at the Central Presbyterian Church 
on May 1 5th. The Amherst Alumni of New York elected a com- 
mittee to attend the funeral. Delta Upsilon being represented by 
Colonel Samuel J. Storrs, '60. The interment took place at Lewis- 
burgh, Pa., May i6th. 

Dr. Wilson leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters. 

Says a writer in the New York Observer: 

■* The sweetness of his disposition, his courage amd devotion in the work of 
the Lord, his heroic continuance in that work in spite of his constant and painful 
sufferings, and his patience, fortitude and cheerfidness to the last, will never be 
forgotten by the many who knew and loved him.** 

Special services in memory of their dead pastor were held by the 


members of his congregation in their church on the evening of Sunday, 
June loth. A memorial sennon was preached and the parting mes- 
sages of their pastor were conveyed to the people. 


COLBY, '81. 

Asher H. Barton was bom in Benton, Me., June 2«, 1859. ^^^ 
early life was spent on the fann of his father, the Hon. A. H. Barton, 
a prominent citizen of Kennebec County and for a long time its 

After graduating from Colby University, Mr. Barton read law in 
Waterville and Augusta, and then went to Harvard Law School, in 
which he acquitted himself well. In 1884, he removed to Yankton, 
Dak., and entered the law office of Bartlett Tripp, Colby, '61, Chief 
Justice of Dakota Territory. 

For four years he labored assiduously, and his enegy and determin- 
ation, his ability and probity, his nobility of character and erudition 
were just beginning to bear fruit when the hand of death was laid 
upon him and he was taken away. 

His death was due to pulmonary consumption, and occurred 
March 18, 1888. 

He was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him, and his 
death fell like a heavy blow upon all his associates and friends. His 
mother writes: "His ever gentle consideration of others and quick 
sympathies won him many friends. His loss to us is irreparable, for 
few sons were as loving and devoted as Asher. He was always studi- 
ous. I can recall no wasted hours in his childhood or manhood. * ♦ * 
I could write for a week of my good boy's goodness, and then the half 
would not be told, for he never caused me a sorrowful tear until the 
last good-bye." 

The following lines are taken from the Daily Press and Dakotaian 
of April 30th: 

At the conclusion of business of the court on Saturday, the Yankton Bar Associa- 
tion assembled in the court room and offered resolutions of respect to the memory 
of Asher H. Barton, a member who died March i8th, asking that the resolutions 
be spread upon the minutes of the court proceedings. 

George H. Hand read the resolutions and made the request, his remarks be- 
ing followed by brief addresses by members of the Bar Association. Hugh J. 


Campbell, R. J. Gamble, R. B. Tripp, L. B. French, J. H. Teller, J. R. Gamble, 
PhiL K. Faulk, E. G. Smith and George H. Hand each occupied a few minutes 
in paying tributes of respect to the memory of this dead brother attorney, and each 
one expressed his sincere regrets at the calamity which befell the association and 
the legal fraternity in general in the demise of Asher H. Barton. His life was 
eulogized, and his prospective career touched upon by each speaker. 

Judge Tripp was very visibly affected, and it is said that in endeavoring to 
express himself upon this occasion he was for the first time at a loss for words. The 
members of the bar who have seen Mr. Tripp at all times and under very trying 
circumstances can recall no occasion when his powers as an orator refused to re- 
spond as they did on Saturday. In Asher H. Barton, Judge Tripp took a great 
interest and these expressions of respect from men who knew his friend Barton 
carried with them much that was impressive. 

This occasion was one of unusual interest to those who witnessed the proceed- 
ings, and Mr. Barton's memory could not have been more appropriately paid a 

The following are the resolutions of the Bar Association, which were ordered 
spread in full upon the court proceedings: 

Whereas f Asher Barton, late a member of this bar, departed this life on the 
i8th day of March last; and 

IVhereaSf We, his former associates, desiring to express and place permanently 
on record our high appreciation of his qualities as a man and a lawyer ; be it 

Resohed^ That while we recognize the mysterious ways of Divine Providence, 
and do not seek to &thom the mystery of His design in removing our young and 
esteemed brother from the scene of his earthly labors and usefulness, we do most 
sincerely lament the severance of those ties of fraternal feeling which associated his 
life so intimately with ours. As a man he was without reproach. His character 
was unblemished and his honor unsullied, while his genial nature and kindly ways 
made friends of all with whom he came in contact. As a lawyer he was industrious, 
studfous and painstaking. Liberally educated and warmly attached to his chosen 
profiession, the future seemed to have no possibilities of honors and success which 
might not be his. 

Recognizing the manliness, integrity and ability of our late brother and associ- 
ate, we ofier this sincere tribute of respect to his memory, and will always hold in 
pleasant remembrance his many good qualities and kindly companionship. 

Resolved^ That we tender to the members of his family and those who were 
bound to him by nearer and closer ties than we our deepest sympathy in this day 
of their affliction. 

Resolved^ That the Court be requested to order this testimonial of our regard 
for our departed brother to be spread upon the records. 

George H. Hand, 
R. J. Gamble, 
L. B. French, 
E. T. White, 
Committee of Yankton Bar Association. 


IN MKMORIilM. 189 


RUTGERS, '89. 

Clarence Goodwin Scudder died on Saturday afternoon, May 12th, 
from an injury received on the preceding day, while practicing in the 

His final hours were quiet and free from intense suffering ; his 
courage and ^th unfaltering to the last, and when the end came, he 
walked through the Valley of the Shadow, as he had reached its en- 
trance, sustained by the loving guidance of his Saviour. 

Clarence Scudder was bom at Vellore, India, in the midst of the 
mission field, where for thirty years his father, the Rev. Dr. J. D. 
Scudder, has labored in the footsteps of his own father, the pioneer 
medical missionary to India, Dr. John Scudder. 

WTien a mere child Clarence made one visit to America with his 
parents, and in 1883 he again crossed the ocean. 

He had one year of school at Pine Plains, N. Y., and another 
year in Chicago, and in the Fall of 1885 entered Rutgers College in the 
Gass of '89. Here he soon took his stand as one of the leaders in 
every department of college life. His bright face, his impulsive cordi- 
ality, his frankness and his meriy smile brought him instant fiiends, 
while his energy, his self-reliance and his fine physical constitution 
found recognition in almost every college organization. He threw 
himself heart and soul into every enterprise which he undertook. 
Nothing was more irksome to him than inaction. 

In the customary escapades of Freshman days, as well as in the 
more definite activity of later years, Clarence Scudder always took a 
prominent part He would not have been a Scudder if he had not 
been an athlete, and as member of the college football team, and in 
the fall of 1887, as its captain, by his tireless enthusiasm and powerful 
frame, he contributed materially to its success. 

But his moral and intellectual worth was that for which Rutgers 
men loved him most He was an excellent student — not the kind of 
fellow to study for marks, but for love of self-improvement It was a 
significant fact that he always stood best in the studies that were hardest 
to master, and was quite a particular favorite with those professors who 
require the most work. 

He was a very fine orator for a college boy — and ambitious and 


painstaking in this line. The oration which procured his appoint- 
ment to the Junior exhibition stage, was a particularly good one. 

He was a thorough Christian — always ready to say a word or as- 
sume a service for his Master. Those who have heard his earnest 
utterances in religious gatherings at home, or as a delegate to other 
institutions, will always remember them. Very recently, with much 
to hold him to America, he had decided to be a foreign missionary. 

We will pass over the details of the accident; his brave endurance; 
the last hours, while all who watched him hoped against hope; the 
smile and the word he had for his relatives and the friends that he 
loved; his last messages: "Tell my sister that I died in the faith of 
the Lord Jesus Christ, and my father and mother that I love them." — 
" It makes no difference to me whether I live or die," — and to his 
cousin, who asked him to try to get asleep, he spoke smilingly, * * Yes, 
asleep in Jesus." Almost last of all he said, "Tell Eighty-nme to 
meet me." 

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, May 1 5th. There 
was a short prayer at the house of his aunt, Mrs. Ludlow; then he 
was taken to Kirkpatrick Chapel; Dr. Hart read the beautiful service 
of the Episcopal church, Drs. Mabon and Doolittle offered prayer; 
President Gates and Professor Cooper said a few words of commemo- 
ration and of hope, speaking sadly yet submissively of the bright 
promise of his young life, of his recent decision to go to the foreign 
field, and of the oration on David Livingstone and on his life of sacri- 
fice, that he had finished upon the last afternoon which ever faded into 
twilight before his eyes. 

Sorrowfully the college followed him to his last resting-place beside 
the monument of his grandfather. Dr. John Scudder. There was a 
throng of others who accompanied him; friends from afar, and the 
many in the town to whom he had endeared himself — relatives and 
the acquaintances of long years; and most deeply stricken, his brother 
and the sister who had been nearest and dearest to him of all on 
earth. A few hymns of faith and consolation were sung, then were 
the prayer and the benediction, and the last adieu had been said. — The 

Resolutions Passed by the Class of '89. 

Inasmuch as it has pleased God to take away from us, by sudden death, 
Clarence Goodwin Scudder, 


We, his classmates, wish to express our deepest sympathy with his famOy. 

We grieve most deeply, and profoundly feel the great loss sustained in his 

We would testify our love for him, and our admiration for the intellectual 

ability, energy, and frank, generous nature of one who gave promise of so bright a 

future, and who endeared himself to all. 

Charles J. Scudder, 

William S. Myers, 

George V. W. Duryee, 


Hall of Delta Upsilon— Rutgers Chapter. 

IVh^eaf^ Almighty God, in His infinite wisdom, has called from us our be- 
loved brother, Clarence Goodwin Scudder, in the vigor of his youth, we, the 
Rutgers Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, do hereby 

Resolve^ That we bow submissively before the mysterious Providence that has 
removed one so strong in his manhood, so loyal to his Fraternity, so faithful in his 
friendship, so bright in his prospects, and so unfaltering in his faith. 

Resohfed^ That from the depth of oiu* own grief, we extend to his sorely be- 
reaved relatives and friends oiu* heart-felt sympathy. 

Resolved y That in token of our affliction, our Chapter-hall and badges be 
draped for thirty days, and 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the members of his 
famOy, to the chapters of his fraternity, and be published in the Rutgers Targum^ 
the Scarlet Letter^ and the New Brunswick papers. 

Maurice J. Thompson, 
John P. Street, 


May 12, 1888. 

Resolutions of the Faculty. 

At a meeting of the Faculty of Rutgers College, held Monday afternoon. May 
14, 1888, the following action was taken: 

Since all events are in the hands of God, we, the Faculty of Rutgers College, 
though in deep grief, bow to His will, and confess our faith that in taking to him- 
self Clarence Goodwin Scudder, a member of this college and our dear friend, the 
all-wise Father works out His perfect plan. 

To signify our deep feeling of sympathy with his family an4 friends, to express 
the sense of our own great loss and to give permanent testimony in our records to 
the worth of our beloved pupil, we adopt the following resolutions: 

We offer, with our tenderest sympathy to his father and mother, to his brothers 
and sisters, and to his other kindred, our most heartfelt prayer, that this great sor- 
row may be blessed to them and that the comfort given to them in his life may be 
sanctified by the Holy Spirit when cherished as a lasting memory. 


We mourn that his college place is vacant, bfit we feel that in the ripening of 
his life here, and in his quick, brave passage to the fullness of the everlasting life, 
he gave a new source of strength to tiie college. 

We shall remember with love and admiration his manly virtues. With the 
fine growth of his bodily powers his mind and character grew symmetrically. His 
work in the class-room, the speech he had written, but was never to be delivered, 
shows that he was in the right intellectual path, and that to fulfill a great promise 
he had but to go straight on. 

His soul-life was rich. He combined in a remarkable degree the best traits of 
the child and man. Along with a frank and open demeanor he showed a gentle 
courtesy. In active life among his fellows he was very often leader, while to those 
to whom he trusted his inner thought the proof came, on rare occasions, that there 
was always an under-current to his life, still and deep and piure. Under stress of 
feeling and with much to sway his purpose he had lately chosen, accepting a 
precious heritage, to be a missionary of the Cross. But the Blessed Master called 
these powers in the spring-time of their promise from the earthly service to His 
heavenly work. — Tke Targum, 


The Language of Medicine. A Manual gmng the Origmf Efy^ 
mohgy^ Pronunciation and Meaning of the technical Terms found in 
Medical LUeraiure. By F. R, Campbell, A.M., M.D., Rochester, '81, 
Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Medical Department 
of Niagara University. New Fork : D. Appleton fir- Co. 1888.— 
So wide is the scope of Dr. Campbell's work that his title is inadequate. 
It is apt to create an impression in the mind of a careless observer 
that this is but another of those superficial books which a first-year 
medical student buys, and six months later is unable to sell The 
book is scholarly, scientific^ interesting and of great value. 

In the introduction, Dr. Campbell traces the astrological and myth- 
ological derivation of many medical terms in a brief and pleasant 
style, bringing to light many interesting £Eu:ts. On pages 4 and 5 we 
read : "We all know what cretinism is, yet few are aware that cretin 
and Christian were originally the same word. The Aryan refugees of 
the Pyrenees were anciently called chrisiaas, in French Chretiens, or 
Christians. Long residence in the dim valleys with frequent intermar- 
riages of blood relations in time developed a peculiar form of idiocy 


associated with enlargement of the thyroid gland. People afflicted 
with this malady are still called Christians under the name crefms, 
while cretinism means, et3rmologically, Christianity. 

"Idiocy also has a historical origin. The ancient Athenians were a 
nation of politicians. Those who did not hold office were designated 
as idioorai, private citizens, to distinguish them from the office- 
holders. In time, a man who was not a public servant and had never 
had an opportunity to serve the State as such, was looked upon as of very 
inferior mental capacity, and finally idiocy assumed a meaning among 
the Ancient Greeks quite similar to that which we now assign to it" 

Chapter II treats of the historical sources of Medicine, and Dr. 
Campbell discusses Sanskrit, Greek, Aryan, classical and mediaeval 
Latin, Arabic, Hebrew and Persian, and Modem Language elements 
of medical nomenclature in a style which, though erudite, is not 
pedantic nor dry. The onomatopoeia 1 and metaphorical derivation of 
medical words is next considered. "The first cry of an infant on its 
entrance into this world is ma-ma, and as its lamentations cease when 
it is applied to its mother's bosom, our imaginative ancestors employed 
the word mamma as the name of the female breast ; thus we have the 
Greek ^a^a and the Latin mamma, etc. This same root, 7na, is found 
in the word for mother in all the Indo-European languages; Sansk. 
mairi, Greek fjLTfrrfp, Latin maier, French mere, German mutter, 
Russian Tnate, Anglo-Saxon moder, Icelandic modher, etc." V, p. 


On p. 41 we read : "Charlatan comes through the French from 
the Italian ciarlatano, an inhabitant of Cerreto, The people of this 
town were notorious for their boastful language, and we find in Italian 
the verb ciarlarCy meaning to brag. " 

An interesting fact is the following, from p. 45 : "In nightmare we 
still see the old Norse demi-god Mara, who was said to strangle people 
in their sleep. " 

Some amusing reasons are given on page 53 why it is better to 
write directions in English than to write them in Latin. "Even the 
common expression *pro re nata' has been rendered *for the baby 
just bom.' * Maneat in iecto,* Met the patient remain in bed,' has 
been translated 'to be taken in milk in the moming.' " 

Physicians are extremely careless and immethodical in their pro- 
nunciation of the most ordinary terms in medicine. A student is 


inflaenced to a great degree by first impressions. He readily accepts 
and remembers, without dispute, the name of a disease, or of a 
remedy, or of an operation, as he hears it come from the lips of a 
talented, scholarly and scientific professor. What, then, is his cha- 
grin to find that he has habituated himself to wrong pronunciations 
and fisdse quantities ; to mongrel Latin and incorrect English 1 Such 
is the lot of all medical students. They can no more avoid appropri- 
ating wrong pronunciations than children can help "catching" 

Dr. Campbell gives concise and comprehensive rules for the pro- 
nunciation of all the medical Latin a student or practitioner uses. 
Several pages are devoted to the correction of some of the more com- 
mon blunders in orthoepy. The majority of the words in the list — to 
the shame of the profession be it said — were "collected at medical 
meetings and in the class room." 

Several chapters are given to a consideration of the Latin parts 
of speech and the several declensions of nouns; examples are pre- 
sented; extended vocabularies are furnished, as also exercises both in 
Latin and in English, to be translated. In this part of the work the 
author oversteps the limits of his book as announced in the title, but 
makes it doubly valuable thereby. And when he adds a consideration 
of *' Prescription Writing," and an exhaustive examination of " The 
Greek Element in the Language of Medicine," and also a few pages 
on the *' Elements Derived from the Modem Languages," his work is 
well-rounded and complete, and deserves the highest praise. 

The book is well printed on heavy paper, and the typographical 
errors noticed by the reviewer are few and unimportant; e, g.: " Pyri- 
nees"for Pyrenees, p. 4; " Volupuk " for Volapiik, p. 35; "root 
(a«a) " for (root and), p. 39; " synechdoche " for sjmecdoche, p. 39; 
" bruit de pot file " for " bruit de pot fele," p. 289, etc. 

Dr. Campbell's work contains much that the majority of physicians 
will confess they should know and do not It contains much that is 
of value to every physician. Admirably fitted to be used as a text- 
book, it is hoped that professors of progressive medical colleges will 
immediately appreciate its value and urge it upon the attention of 


The Rev. Denis Wortman, D.D., Amherst, '57, has recently pub- 
lished a poem, "Reliques of the Christ," through E. P. Dutton & Co., 
New York. The February HomUetic Magazine says in a review of it : 
This poem is a gem of exquisite beauty and finish. The conception, 
the sentiment, the extreme delicacy of thought and imagery and ex- 
' pression, to say nothing of the rhythmic and other poetic excellencies, 
unite to make it a "thing of beauty," while the exalted character of 
the theme lifts it into the higher region of poesy and Christian senti- 

** Our Country : Its Possible Future and its Present Crisis," by the Rev. Jodah 
Strong, D.D., Adelbert^ '69, General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance of 
the U. S. New York : The Baker & Taylor Co., 1885. 

To use the words of Professor Austin Phelps, who writes the introduction to 
this work, ** This is a powerful book. It needs no introduction from other sources 
than its own." This was not only the statement of a truth ; it proved to be a 
prophecy as well, for the book, only three years from the press, is now in its sixty- 
fifth thousand, and is eagerly seized by many classes of thinkers and workers. It is 
hardly necessary to say much of a production so well known to the public. 

It is most remarkable that this book has appealed to so many readers of such 
varied interests. Apart from the specific purpose which the author had in view in 
writing it, the contents are of vital interest and importance to every intelligent in- 
habitant and every patriotic citizen of this country. The value of the book appears 
in the body of carefully collected and scrupulously verified facts ; its charm lies in 
the exceedingly interesting form in which the facts are presented. Though the 
Americans bear the reputation of being inveterate boasters, it is here shown that 
not half of their boasting adequately describes the enormous resources of our 
country and its exceptional capacity for becoming the central point in the world's 
future history. 

On the other hand, the turn in the " tide of the affairs of men," which is even 
now being directed, escapes most eyes, but is in <* Our Country " held up clearly 
to the vision of every thoughtful person. The present crisis is truly painted and 
the perils which beset the progress of our nation are fearlessly and completely ex- 
posed. Remedies for these evils are suggested, and the book might well serve as a 
manual of statesmanship to many sensible legislators who are not ashamed to take 
wholesome counsel from one who is not of their number. 

Characteristic and noteworthy chapters are the last two, on the relation of the 
Anglo-Saxon race to the world's progress and on the proper use of the wealth 
which blesses so many in this broad land. Our respected brother, the Rev. Dr. 
Strong, has made a stirring plea for the moral and religious education of those 
masses who are to figure in the chief events of future history, that must surely 
bring a ready assent and as ready an answer. 


"Brief Institutes of General History/' by E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., 
Brown, '70, Professor of History in Brown University. Boston : Silver, 
Rogers & Co., 1887. 

When profound scholarship puts the results of its researches into the hands of 
those incapable of performing that work, the ideal of learning is reached. Every 
one will concede that this ideal is realized in the work under present review. , 
Professor Andrews' '* Institutes " represent a vast amount of careful and studious 
labor, the results of which are given in a compact and practical form to those who 
wish to pursue the one study of universal interest — history. The book is neither 
in method nor in matter one for general readers. Its scope is confined to students 
in the class-room and in the study; but this was evidently the author's intention. 

The plan of the book is well conceived and well carried out. It presents the 
back-bone of history (slightly to alter the author's own metaphor), which forms the 
basis of and holds together the whole body. The chapters and subdivisions are 
the clearly marked vertebrae in the column. To drop figurative language, the ten 
chapters after the first, which is prefatory, describe succinctly the stages of develop- 
ment whose names and significance are determined by those conspicuous events 
which mark the turning points in the world's course. The division, while also 
chronological, is essentially logical. 

Carrying out the design announced in the title, iwc\s are briefly and generally 
recounted; while for fuller details and current narrative the reader is refierred to 
Fisher's ** Outlines of Universal History.'* 

In its contents the " Institutes " follow the modem and approved conception 
of history, making it a history, not of men, but of mankind. There are still many 
books which are no more than catalogues of events or of great names. History is 
properly, as Professor Andrews makes it, an account of the evolution of humanity 
in all its spheres— political, social, moral and intellectual 

The value of the book is largely enhanced by the copious illustrations and cita- 
tions from the accepted authorities in all languages ; and by the complete and 
specific lists of works of reference. 

"Burnham Breaker," by Homer Greene, Unhn, '76, author of '*The Blind 
Brother." New York : Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1887. 

The success of Brother Greene in winning the first prize of $1,500, offered by the 
Youth^s Companion, stimulated him to try his hand in earnest at novel writing. 
Much was to be expected from the writer of the prize story, '* The Blind Brother," 
and we are convinced that readers will not be disappointed. 

** Bumham Breaker " is more than twice as large as the author's first produc- 
tion and a complete carefully developed plot is here attempted. The subject is 
kindred to that of the prize story, as both deal with life in the coal-mining districts 
of western Pennsylvania. The author's home is in that region, so that the places 
and the scenes are described by one who is thoroughly familiar with them. 

The book is named from the coal breaker in Scranton, owned by one Robert 
Bumham. In this breaker the hero of the tale, a bright, hard-working lad, is in- 


trodnoed, engaged in some of the supplementary work attached to coal mining. 
Ralph, who soon tells the story of a rough, vagabond life, has never up to the 
tfane known the pleasures of home or even the name of father or mother. He 
proves to be the son of the rich owner of the mines, but was supposed to have per- 
ished in a raihroad accident. The center of the story is the lawsuit instituted to 
establish the identity of Ralph Bumham. The suit is started by an old knave who 
had found the boy in the wreck of the train, and who, together with a shrewd law- 
yer, attempted to prove the case, in order to get a reward from Mr. Bumham, or, 
as that gentleman dies in the early part of the narrative, from the estate which will 
fail to the boy. Their schemes are checkmated by the honesty of Ralph, who is 
deceived by the story of a shiftless idler, Rhyming Joe. In the end Ralph's identity 
is proved without the law and all ends happily. 

The narrative is told in an interesting way, and the rough, but good, homely 
characters, are skillfully depicted. We feel justified in encouraging Brother Greene 
to try again. 

"Poems," by Richard Edwin Day, Syracuse, '77. New York: Cassell& Co., 1888. 

The neat little volume entitled '< Poems," by Richard Edwin Day, contains 
many pieces worthy of special notice. «« The Wall of the Temple" and " The 
Sounds of the Temple " are the most ambitious efforts of the author and are well 
written; but to our mind the lighter poems are more satisfrtctory. 

The poem *' Niagara " contains some fine lines : 

** River that runnest with tempestuous note. 
With rioting eddies and tumultuous tide, 
And maelstroms struggling in the chasm's throat, 
A thousand tempests in thine onset ride." 

Many of the poems are short sketches of nature, and show the close observa- 
tion and the love for the open fields necessary for a poetic mind. ** May Morn- 
ing," " Dandelion, " «« Daisies, " " The Diver, " have strong lines and verses in 
them. In short, the whole volume is full of well-written lines. It is worthy of a 
perusal and shows the marks of a well trained poetic mind acting in connection 
with a love for nature. 

" Our Heredity from God," Consisting of Lectures on Evolution, by Edward P. 
Powell, D.D., Hamilttm, '53. New York : D. Appleton & Co., 1887. 

The book is divided into three parts, and these are subdivided in the form of 
lectures. The first part contains eight lectures, the second part four lectures, 
and the third eight lectures. The author essays to traverse the whole realm Of 
evolution as it relates to man's origin, condition and destiny. 

The title of the book is deceptive. The «« God " of the author is not the God 
of Revelation. " Nature " is the author's God, whatever that may mean. The 
book opens with a great show of learning, and several chapters are filled with a 
bewildering array of scientific facts drawn from many sources, with the view of 
proving that man was evolved and not created. The author undertakes, in the 


utmost confidence, a stupendous task, flatters himself that he possesses the key by 
which all the mysteries of the universe can be unlocked. But, according to his own 
confession, he left his hearers at the conclusion of his lectures very ** hungry,^* 
and doubtless many who read the book will confess to being << hungry." We 
ave a' re-arrangement of the long ago exploded theories of the universe and the 
independent recuperative powers of ** Nature.*' The author^s panacea for all the 
ills and all the aspirations of being is, "Know thy higher self." The goal of all 
ambition and the consummation of all conceivable good is, evolve thyself into 
"higher self,*' reminding us of the man who assayed to elevate himself by his sus- 
penders. The author's theory of Christ as the result of natural evolution, rather 
than the <* unspeakable gift of God," as the Apostle claims, is, to say the least, 
unique, if not originaL And his interpretation of the miracles he ostensibly per- 
formed fits into his conception of Christ as a natural rather than a preternatural 
product. But it destroys the integrity of his character as the Son of God, and 
leaves him a designing adventurer, since he pretended to be what he was not, and 
played with the credulity of the people. The Christ of the New Testament and 
the Christ of the author would not know each other if they should meet The 
book, instead of being a solvent of these questions, which the author claims the 
Bible does not and cannot answer, * ''evolves" infinitely more difficulties than it 
solves. The same objections which he urges against the fiat of the Creator in 
creating can be urged with unceasing force against his interpretation of evolution. 
In repudiating the God of Revelation and substituting "Nature," he changes the 
language, but not the facts. They remain the same in any case. Such theories 
and speculations as this book contains may be ingenious and are interesting, but 
they settle nothing ; nor do they convince the judgment or appease the conscience 
or actualize rest to the weary. They secure not that " godliness with contentment " 
which the Apostle claims *' is great gain." 


Janssen's American Amateur Athletic and Aquatic History," i829-i888» 
New York: The Outing Co., 18S8. 

This history of American Athletic sports fills a long-felt want, and no doubt 
will be well received by those interested in the subject The opening pages of the 
first part contain a brief history of the National Association of Amateur Athletics, 
together with the rules adopted by that body and now recognized by the best 
amateur clubs of the country, governing amateur athletics. This is followed by 
complete tables of athletic records of England and of America. After these we 
have a very interesting description of the growth of the principal athletic clubs of 
the country. 

The second part of the volume is devoted to aquatic sports, and contains 
brief descriptions of the most noted rowing clubs of America, together with the 
records established at their races. 

Considering the wule field that the work covers, it is very free from errors. 
The tables of records may be fully reUed upon. In short, we can reconmiend the 
book to any one interested in sports as the best work we know of on the subject. 


The Critical Period of American History, 1783-89, by John Fiske. Boston and New 
York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1889. Crown 8vo., $2. 

John Fiske's new work, **The Critical Period of American History," deals 
with the period between 1783-89. In simple, concise language he sketches the 
total failure of the Confederation after the end of the war; the helpless drifting of the 
country towards anarchy; the growth of the idea of a more complete imion between 
the States, followed by the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. 

While, as the author says, " it makes no pretensions to completeness," it opens 
to the student one of the most interesting portions of American history. It gives 
him a short discussion of the political events and their causes from the end of the 
Revolution imtil the adoption of the Constitution. The book is a great addition to 
our early history and will be welcomed by every scholar. S. S. H. 

The Writer's Handbook. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1888. i2mo., $2.50. 

The book consists of three distinct parts. Part I covers composition and style, 
illustrated by extracts giving the history of English style. Added to this are remarks 
on printing and publishing, manuscripts and their preparation, author and pub- 
lisher, how to correct proofis, and other matter that is very helpful to an inexpe- 
rienced writer. Part II treats of English composition. Part III, the epistolary art — 
the letter-writer's vade mecum. This is a book of much value to the young author 
and we can highly recommend it to the editors and writers of the college press. 

^' Ourselves and Our Neighbors," by Louise Chandler Moulton. Boston: Roberts 

'< Ourselves and Our Neighbors " is a small volume of short essays on interest- 
ing social topics. The common sense and practical, wholesome advice contained in 
them, combined with the easy, flowing style of the author, makes very pleasant 
and profitable reading. 

Robert's Rules of Order. Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co., 1888. 

Messrs. Griggs & Co. have recently issued another edition of this standard 
authority on| rules of order. It is a small, handy, convenient volume, and indis- 
pensable to all deliberative assemblies. The presiding officer of every chapter, if he 
desires to fulfill his duties correctly and with credit to himself should possess a 

The Science of a New Li£e, by John Cowan, M.D. New York : J. S. Ogilvie. 

This is a scientific book chiefly devoted to elevating the physical welfsune of the 
human race. The laws laid down are so clear and comprehensive that no one can 
read them without being greatly benefited. Dr. Cowan has compiled in a straight- 
forward, earnest. Christian manner a volume for which there is great need among 
all classes of society. 


How TO Strxmctkkh THi Miuoky. Bjt U. L. Holbrook, M.D. Publiiliedby 

Holbrook & Co., New York. Price Si.oo. 

Tfaii treatiw on ■■ Nerer ForgettinSi" includa witHiu a coiDpuatlTelf short 
gpvx, principles and saggatiana whicli most prove of incalculnble beoefit to all 
wbo wish to cultiTate and itrengdiai tiiat niacvelous gift of man, the memoi;. 
The book is daily receiving flattering notices from public men and from the press. 
After a careful investigation and consderation of the contoita of the book, we can 
unhesitatingly recommend it as worthy of carefol reading and study. 

The recent death of Selina Dolaro, the famous burlesque actress, lends a 
pathetic interest to the novel of "Bella-Demonia," which opens the March IJppin- 
eatfi. The novel, it will be remembered, had a curious history. Written origin' 
ally for the New York World, it was accepted by that paper, but the MS. was lost 
or stolen in some inexplicable way. Mcne. Dolaro then rewrote it, and when com- 
pleted offered it to LippincatPs Magazine, where it was at once accepted. II is an 
exceptionally stirring and drcunatic story, the scene of which is laid partly in Russia 
and partly in England, the plot concerning itself with the doings of ttie revolo. 
tionists and of the Russian secret police, A touching "In Memoriam " of Selina 
Dolaro Is given by E. Heron Allen. 

In Outing for Febiuary we note the fallowing prinlcpal articles : " Sle^h- 
lag,"by WillH. Whyte; the second of the series of papers on " American College 
Athletics— Yale University," by Richard M. Hurd. This article is richly illfts- 
trated, as Is the very exciting description of "A Russian WoU Hunt," 1^ Tom 
Bolton. In addition we note Chas. Lee Meyers' account of the Jersey City Ath- 
letic Clnb; an entertaining description of "A Trip Across Wyoming on Horse- 
back," hf'L.V. Robie, iUustrated by E. W. Demhig ; and " Hem^ the Hunter," 
ft pathetic tale of mountain lifi^ by W. Perry Brown. Several excellent poems, 
among whkh we note " A Night Paddle," by M. E. Corinne ; " An Outing," by 
Jsy Gee; and "Three Days' Grace," by Sarah J. Burkb The Editorial Depart- 
menti are bright and a tt ract i ve, whUe the Records present with brevity and 
auttioriqr the latest achievements of athletes in the difierent sports and pastimes. 



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The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Social Fraternity in 
Williams College, November 4, 1834. 

The LVth Amiual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Syracuse 
Chapter, at Syracuse, N. Y., October 23d, 24th and 25th, 1889. 

The officers are: 

Honorary President, - - Joseph O'Connor, Rochester^ '63. 

Active President, - - Rev. Smith T. Ford, Madison^ '78. 
First Vice-President, - - Prof. E. Ben. Andrews, LL.D., Brown, '7a 

Second Vice-President, - Starr J. Murphy, Esq., Amherst, '81. 
Third Vice-President, - - Jay W. Somerville, Syracuse, '90. 

Secretary, - - - . Frederick V. Fisher, Syracuse, *9i. 
Treasurer, - - . . Forrest W. Beers, Northwestern, '89. 

Orator, . - . . Henry A. Buttz, D.D., Union, *58. 
Alternate Orator, - - Samuel £. Herrick, D.D., Amherst, '59. 

Poet, . - . . Henry Randall WAiTE,PH.D.,/fe»«7/<w,*68, 
Historian, - - - - Josiah Strong, D.D., Adelbert, '69. 

Chaplain, - - - Prof. Wm. H. Maynard, D.D., Hamilton, '54. 

Librarian, .... Herman V. Ames, Amherst, *88. 


Walter E. Merritt, Amherst, '87, 1889. 

Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, Ph.D., Syracuse, '84, 1889. 

William R. Broughton, Williams, '87, 1890. 

Walter C. Reddy, New York, '91, 1889. 

WiLUAM E. Young, Jr., Columbia, '91, - 1889. 

Secretary— ^KLTRVi E. Merritt, 8 East 47th Street, New York, N. Y. 

the alumni information bureau. 
Address all communications to Box 2887, New York, N. Y. 

THE quinquennial CATALOGUE. 

George P. Morris, Rutgers, '88, Editor-itt-Chief, 


Now ready for delivery. Price, in doth, $1.65, by mail. 


THE DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY is conducted by a board of editors 
elected annually by the Fraternity Convention. Its aim is to further the interests 
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. 

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Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, New York, '84, Editor-in-Chief. 

Samuel Max Bricknsr, Rochester, '88. 

Vol. VII. MAY, 1889. No. 3. 


Evolution is a symbol of progress. We find it exemplified in the 
manifold workings of Nature. Society, art, language, life itself, are char- 
acterized by forward or retrograde movement In Nature, as we know 
her, there is no such thing as an institution at a standstill. Like a 
wheel within a wheel, everything in Nature partakes of the general 
characteristics of its great foster-mother. 

Within the decade just waning, Delta Upsilon has added to her 
roll ten new chapters. The names of the colleges in which they are 
located add dignity to her list of "fostered children," and new laurels 
to her fame. The spirit which induced the establishment of these 
chapters seems to have departed, and 'a more conservative feeling 
appears to have developed throughout certain parts of the Fraternity. 

A too rigid conservatism is equivalent to a death-blow. A man 
who, fearing the presence of germs in his food, refuses to eat, is apt, 
it is generally believed, to succumb to the inevitable. An organization 


which fails to keep an unimpaired vitality by occasional assimilation of 
new elements of strength, must meet a like fate. Not that Delta 
Upsilon is failing in health, but in the inter-fraternity race she is not 
keeping pace with her progressive rivals. 

The main reasons why Delta Upsilon should at the present time 
make strenuous efforts for further extension can be summed up in four 
points : To increase the active and alumni membership of the Frater- 
nity ; to have chapters in prominent or influential colleges ; to aug- 
ment alumni influence in large cities ; to compete favorably with the 
so-called conservative fraternities which are at present extending their 

A mere increase in numbers should not be the ultimate aim of any 
fraternity. Indiscriminate addition of members is worse than no ex- 
tension at all. But colleges judiciously selected, with a well-known 
high standard of students, can withstand all objections. Graduates will 
go forth for further study, to enter into business or professional rela- 
tions, and, after the manner of college graduates, will scatter over the 
land. Wherever they go they will carry with them influence for Delta 
Upsilon, and will help "to spread her name and fame." It is true 
that this is done now by the graduates of our twenty-five chapters, but 
it will be so in a broader and more general manner the more we wisely 
increase our roll. An American statesman once wrote : "No political 
party can have too much influence ; the more intelligent advocates it 
has, the more profound will be its influence, the more potent will be 
its sway." The same argument holds good for a college fraternity. 
Within a few weeks, Alpha Delta Phi has entered Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity. Delta Upsilon should have a chapter at Johns Hopkins. 
There are many graduates of Delta Upsilon pursuing post-graduate 
courses there who are unanimous in the desire to have a chapter of the 
fraternity established in this, one of the first of American universities. 
The undergraduate department is strong in numbers and scholarship 
and has a high class of students. The ground has been but little 
worked, the only fraternities now represented being Beta Theta Pi» 
Phi Kappa Psi, Alpha Delta Phi and Delta Phi. There are strong 
indications that Theta Delta Chi and Delta Tau Delta will have en- 
tered the college before this appears in print 

Similar views are held by Delta U.'s now in Dartmouth, Yale and 
Princeton. It frequently happens that, for various reasons, students 


are obliged to leave a college whore they have formed social and 
fraternal ties, and to enter some other institution of learning. If there 
exists in the latter no chapter of their own fraternity, they are prac- 
tically debarred from fraternity life for the remainder of their college 
course; for they can join no other fraternity, and being deprived of the 
influence of their own society, naturally lose somewhat of their love 
and enthusiasm for it It would not be an over-easy task to enter the 
three colleges named, but, on the other hand, it would be of com- 
paratively little difficulty to absorb some of the local societies which 
exist in them. Princeton would be another fertile place for Delta 
Upsilon. The facilities which Yale presents for a good four-year 
society can be seen in the progress which it is claimed Alpha Delta 
Phi has made within a year. Dartmouth needs just such a fraternity 
as Delta Upsilon to give stability to its student life and to round out a 
complete circle of typical fraternities. 

Other excellent institutions, too, suggest themselves as good places 
for chapters of Delta U. Trinity College, Ohio Wesleyan, University 
of Minnesota (where we have several men in the faculty), and other 
western colleges present good opportunities for the establishment of 
chapters of the Fraternity. The four colleges upon which special stress 
has been laid should be first considered by the Fraternity, and others 
might follow. 

In New York, Chicago and Boston alumni associations have been 
formed through the assembling of Delta U.'s. But in New York, for 
instance, there are not enough members to make the club independent 
The difficulty lies in the fact that most of the members of the Fraternity 
living in the metropolis are alumni of some years' standing, who have 
lost some of their old enthusiasm, or who have other club connections 
which they would not sever. The younger members of the Frater- 
nity, as a rule, join the club as soon as they reach the city. There is 
a constant stream of newly graduated students pouring into the larger 
cities, and it is these men who form the back-bone of the Fraternity 
club. It stands to reason that the greater the number of chapters, the 
greater will be the annual influx of new men, the more prosperous 
will be the alumni organization. It is essential that we have more 
alumni in the larger cities; the increase can only come by an increase 
in the number of chapters. 


Sectionalism should play no part in the discussion for the admis- 
sion of new chapters. The Eastern chapters should remember that 

** Westward the course of empire takes its way," 
that in the new growth and the new civilization of the West, Delta U. 
should play an important part. The Western chapters should consider 
that influence in the East is as essential as it is in the West, and should 
not contend against Eastern chapters if the Fraternity does not see fit 
to put chapters in the West at the same time. 

" Father" Bross once said : "A healthy fraternity growth is to be 
encouraged. I hope to see Delta Upsilon in every good college in the 
land, that one and all may share her sorrows and her joys, may take a 
pride in her history, and may zealously work for her future greatness. " 

Samuel M. Brickner, 
Rochester, '88. 


In many ways it is unfortunate that the clause of the Constitution 
providing for regular inter-chapter correspondence has fallen into such 
complete desuetude. Yet the resulting disadvantages need not be 
great ; may, indeed, find compensation in other things if there results 
a greater care in and attention to the Chapter Correspondence of the 

The great danger of chapter life is the constant tendency to minify 
and forget the true importance of the Fraternity as a whole, and to 
ignore the strength and significance of the relation between chapter 
and Fraternity. A great many men know the Fraternity only through 
their chapter, and the one tends, more or less, to become a shadow 
behind the actuality of the other. Occasionally we meet men whose 
interest in members outside their chapter is scarcely greater than it 
would have been had the connection been only a political one. This 
evil, it is true, is not very marked, but its importance lies in the fact 
that the tendencies which produce it are constant ones. 

And so we recognize the great value of all that binds the man 
immediately to his Fraternity. The value of the conventions is in 
this closer feeling which it produces and strengthens, and the Quar- 
terly itself works mainly to that end. So, also, the inter-fraternity 
correspondence, if conducted with real interest and regularly main- 


tained, might have performed as valuable a service in this direction as 
either of these other things. But the inter-chapter correspondence 
possessed great disadvantages, and seems to have been, or, at least, to 
be, quite out of the question.* In a circular letter the very essence of 
the system is lost ; yet a circular letter it must be, else imagine 
the strain upon the ingenuity of the Corresponding Secretary. 
Type- written or ** copy- pad " letters are equally detestable, yet 
twenty or twenty-five written letters would simply produce scrivener's 
paralysis or writer's cramp. So time has repealed that clause of our 
Constitution quite as completely as any parliamentary body could 
do it 

Taking this system at its best, the Chapter Correspondence of the 
Quarterly may be made to quite take its place. If the letters are 
not too personal, are ''scrappy" and conversational, yet neither too 
* 'scrappy" nor too conversational, with something of the college, but 
more of the chapter, they may and will furnish a large part of the inter- 
est the average man has for this Quarterly. General fraternity ques- 
tions might well be discussed in these letters ; we would thereby gain 
a knowledge of the attitude of the chapters upon them, and an 
increased feeling for each other as we saw more clearly the unity of 
interest and desire which possesses us all. 

Like most things, however, which, when good, are very good, this 
correspondence, if bad, will be indeed despicable. It is a good sign 
that the chapters so largely, assign the duty of preparing these letters to 
upper classmen. It may safely be assumed that their more extended 
knowledge of the Fraternity and the chapter, and their better judgment 
as to the character and content of the work to which they are assigned, 
will be productive of more good than the excess of zeal which younger 
men are apt to use in their stead. Each chapter should, it seems to 
me, prepare a letter for each Quarterly; four letters a year are 
few enough and prescribe narrow enough limits for what may 
be said. 

This article has been hastily prepared ; it was suggested by the 
interesting letters of the February Quarterly and by some thought 
of what improvement may be made even upon them. If any find a 
grain of wheat in this, which scanty time has prevented the winnow- 
ing, the writer will not be sorry to have intruded at such length in 
these columns. Wisconsm. 



Rah, rah, rah, rah I Vive la Delta U. 1 

Rah, rah, rah, rah I Delta U. 1 Ha ha 1 Rah, rah I Ha ha I 
Delta U. Camp 1 

People knew something was coming when they heard these yells ; 
in hct, Lake George became pretty familiar with them before the season 
was over. Yes, something did come every time, and the first thing 
that came was a large bundle of fireworks, accompanied by Jack 
Warburton and myself, who arrived the last day of July. 

Up went the large white tent, as of yore, not on Barker's Point, 
but on a delightful little island which was only a short distance from 
the Point and about a third of a mile from the hotels on the main- 
land. The name of this island is Leontine ; it had been erroneously 
called Flirtation Island before the camp was established there, but 
now it is known only by its correct name — Leontine. 

The tent was up ; I gave a tug at the last guy rope and Jack to- 
bogganed down from his perch on the ridge-pole, when who should 
greet us but Brothers Pattou and Turner, of Columbia, They had 
paddled their canoes all the way up from New York and were 
"browned" to perfection. 

We sat around the camp fire until late that night, and then 
"turned in," to spend our first night on pine boughs. We slept on 
the real article that night, as our " ticks" had not been filled, and we 
had not taken the trouble to cut our boughs very fine. 

We did not remain long with only a quartette, for in a few days 
such loyal Delta U.'s as Fred. Crossett and Frank Campbell put in an 
appearance. Then Ralph Thomas, ftimiliarly known as "Tomah,*' 
arrived, and stayed with us until the camp broke up. "Billy" 
Young, of Columbia^ left the gaieties of Saratoga long enough to 
spend a few days at Camp, and Ernest Eidlitz, Cornell, '90, frequently 
put in an appearance. Frank Reynolds, of New York, spent most of 
August at camp, and there were many other loyal Delta U.'swho 
stopped for a short time on their way north or south. 

How is the time spent at camp ? Of necessity it must be passed 
pleasantly with so many college men around, all "in for a good 
time," and not only college men but Delta U.'s. Then there are hosts 


of charming young ladies at the neighboring hotels who are quite- 
ready to play tennis, boat, walk or dance. 

How we enjoyed our fires I Sometimes we gave "At Home"" 
camp-fires, and the young ladies came with a chaperon or two, and 
helped us sing, while we passed the ginger snaps and lemonade and 
twanged the banjos. But the "Chap" — where is she in the mean- 
time ? Oh I she is occupying the one camp stool, enjo3ring herself as- 
much as any one, and calling " hands up " now and then, to see if 
we are all there. 

The American Canoe Association had their camp on Long Island 
last summer, and as it was but five miles distant it made a very^ 
pleasant trip to visit it The last day of the canoe races we made up 
a party that filled several boats and rowed down, as Brother Pattou 
had entered in several races. There were races of all sorts — sailing, 
paddling, upset, tournament, tug-of-war and scramble, and we were- 
glad to see our brother come off victorious. A ladies' canoe camp 
was on the other end of this island, and it was quite a prominent feature 
of the "meet'* We enjoyed a good deal of sport in racing on the way- 
home, as the water was calm. 

The Locust Grove House, where we took our meals, "opened up 
the season " with a hop, and foremost among the decorations was- 
"Delta U." in large letters, made of ferns. After this start was made 
the other hotels were ready to fall in line; so we had invitation afler 
invitation to a ball, a hop, a garden-party, a german, or even a bean 
bag or donkey party, and " last and (yes) least," the fSte champdtre. 

One day a gentleman at the hotel gave a leap-year yachting party.. 
He chartered a steam yacht and invited a number of young ladies to 
take a trip around the lake, giving each of them the privilege of 
asking a fellow as escort The result was that all our camp went 
and had one of the most enjoyable days of the season. Passing by 
the various hotels and camps, we glided through Paradise Bay, witk 
its many beautiful islands and inlets; steamed by Rogers' Rock and 
the "Rooster ;" and, after dining on the yacht, stopped on our way 
home at the floating restaurant to see the rattle-snakes which the old 
man says he feeds only once in eight years. As we were nearing 
Bolton we heard the whisde of another steam yacht, and when it came 
alongside the Rev. Dr. Geoige R. Vandewater, a Psi U., stepped out 
on deck and gave three cheers for Delta U. 


The long-looked- for day of the great steam yacht race arrived at 
last We rowed or paddled out into the middle of the lake in order 
to get a closer view of the yachts as they flew past in their desperate 
•struggle. But the yachts were only a part of the brilliant spectacle, 
for there were steamboats here and there filled with excursionists from 
Saratoga and other points. There were countless private yachts, 
•canoes and boats filled with gay spectators in bright summer cos- 
tumes. Yes, it was a gorgeous "meet"; but, to our intense sorrow, 
the Dandy lost the race by blowing out a flue within a few hundred 
feet of the goal that she was showing the lead to. 

The event of the season was the grand ball at the Marion House, 
four miles below us. We chartered a steam yacht, gaily decorated it 
and invited our particular feminine friends to accompany us. About 
nine o'clock we steamed up to the dock in front of the Marion, with a 
big transparency, bearing the Delta U. monogram in black and white, 
beaming on the bow of our boat, firing rockets, Roman candles and 
bombs. We disembarked, were warmly welcomed by friends on the 
•dock and then entered fully into the gaieties of the occasion. 

On the next evening we went to the garden party at the Mohican 
House, to which each of us had received a personal invitation. The 
^e lawns were handsomely decorated with lanterns, boats and oars, 
spinning wheels and many other pretty things, while fireworks and col- 
ored lights were constantly adding their lustre to the surroundings. 
The strains of popular waltzes arose from the dancing platform, where 
the happy dancers in their brilliant costumes, with "Luna" and 
'* George " for a background, lent an additional charm to the dazzling 

It would not do to omit the hop at the Bolton, or our own German, 
where "Jack " danced so nicely with the rag baby. 

We did not spend all of our time in "socialing" by any means. 
We had tennis, swimming and shooting matches, base-ball games, 
straw rides and coaching parties; we were at the dock for almost every 
boat, to welcome any new-comer or bid some one a sad adieu, and we 
-sang and told stories around our camp-fire. 

Our camp was patterned after the one of the year previous. There 
was the same large tent, with its row of trunks in the middle; the bar- 
ber shop, which consisted of a mirror, hung on a tree, with a box con- 
taining shelves for the cups and brushes nailed to the same place; and 


there was the same ** George" for our lavatory. The same large 
** DELTA U. CAMP" was tacked up in a prominent place and our 
old American flag waved from the top of the tallest tree. 

Finally, as there must be an end to all things, our camp broke up 
on the first of September, and the campers, well browned by the sun 
and refreshed physically and mentally, turned homeward. As we 
stepped on board the Horicon and took a last look at the island where 
the big white tent had stood, we were a little bit sober, I confess. In 
fact, "Jack "hit it right when he said that he had left his "Gold" on 
the lake, but was taking away a little of the " Blues." 

We all hoped we should be able to go to camp next summer and 
wished that more Delta U.'s would avail themselves of the privilege of ^ 
enjoying a pleasant outing, and at the same time ofcoming into closer 
brotherhood in the Fraternity. For we thought that there was nothing 
like the Delta Upsilon camp on Lake George. 

Franklin K. White, 

Williams, '9a 


To the Editor of the Quarterly, 
Dear Brother: 

Your criticism in the last Quarterly on the scrap-book plan of 
making history, moves me to suggest that the scrap-book may be 
made a very valuable feature of a chapter's possessions. The plan was 
tried at Michigan in '82-83, ^^^ much interesting matter preserved 
that would otherwise have been lost The Recording Secretary pro- 
cured a book and pasted therein clippings from the college and city 
papers that referred to the chapter or its members, all the invitations- 
received by the chapter and the numerous "ictas" that every man 
will collect who ever presided over a scrap-book. It takes but little 
time and little money, while the information there collected is both 
interesting to the new members and valuable to one who studies the 
history and growth of his chapter. 

Let every chapter have not only a 'scrap-book, but a series of scrap- 
books, and in a few years they will be simply invaluable. 

The chapter library, too, is a most important feature. Every 
chapter ought, by all means, to have bound volumes of every college 


publication since the founding of the chapter — ^not only the r^^Iar 
college journals, but all the productions of the students. These 
are soon lost, and unless put in permanent form, are gone forever. 
At my own chapter we were unable to procure the college annuals 
four years afler publication, and finally had our numbers of the Pal- 
Jadmm bound into volumes with some back numbers missing. Get 
these publications promptly and preserve them carefully. 

As a foundation for the chapter library subscribe for the Delta 
Upsilon Quarterly, and see that your volumes are promptly bound. 
Add the catalogues as they appear, and take all the college journals and 
annuals of every name and description. Another important matter is 
to preserve and bind into volumes the Annuals of our conventions. 
In no way can members learn so much of the history and growth of 
the fiatemity, so much of the changes in its government and so much 
of its improvement, as by carefully reading the Annuals, 

One of our chapters, a few years since, had prepared a history of 
the chapter from its foundation, and established the office of historian, 
with the intent that the struggles, the successes and the defeats might 
be recorded for the benefit of future classes. I note in your issue of 
February, 1885, that the Rochester Chapter adopted a similar plan. 
Let us hear from them and any others, that we may all profit by the 
experience. R. G. M. 

Portland, Or., April, 1889. 


To the Editor of the Quarterly, 

Dear Brother: 

The troubles and trials that ensue every five years when the Qum- 
fuennial is to be published point to the need of some means of keep- 
ing the addresses of alumni more nearly up to date. The Quarterly, 
despite its manifest superiority to other fraternity organs in the quality 
and quantity of its alumni notes, does not accomplish this, for it is 
never a certainty that John Smith's name will be mentioned once 
in any issue during the five years. Yet it is upon the Quarterly 
that Uiis burden of keeping note of the alumni's whereabouts is 
thrown. Perhaps the most natural method of meeting this question 


would be to publish yearly at the end of one issue of the Quarterly, 
say the August number, a complete geographical index to the 
alumnL With it could be incorporated an alphabetical list of the 
alumni, each with proper reference to the Quarterlies of the year 
in which is information concerning him. The labor of preparing 
these lists would not be extreme, and the saving in time and money 
when the compilation of the Quinquennial was at hand, would more 
than compensate for that. The advantages that such regular publica- 
tion would bring to all members of the Fraternity are very plain, and 
need no elucidation. 



To the Editor of the Quarterly, 

Dear Brother: 

Is it not about time that some New England chapter be allowed 
to entertain the Fraternity Convention ? It is already nearly eight 
years since the last convention was held in New England, that at 
Brawn in 1881, and it will have been ten before another can be held 
there. When the number and character of these chapters are con- 
sidered, this omission seems unjust The Fraternity's method of de- 
ciding places for the holding of conventions is, afler all, of the hap- 
hazard order, and produces many inconsistencies. Consider how 
these annual visits have been divided since 1861, when first they 
became an established thing. Rochester has had four conventions ; 
Union, its elder by fourteen years, has had only one. Syracuse has 
had none, but Michigan, three years younger, has had one. Mart" 
etta has had two, just as many as Amherst^ Hamilton or Adelbert, all 
twenty-three years older. The other conventions were distributed as 
follows : Colhy, one ; Middlehwy, two ; Rutgers, three ; Brown, two ; 
Madison, three ; New Fork, one ; Cornell, one. The un&imess of 
this division is too apparent, and the next convention might with 
profit consider the adoption of some simple and elastic method 
whereby the choice might be governed more by justice and less by 
accident Let us have a convention in New England before long. 




To the Editor of the Quarterly, 
Dear Brother: 

My attention has just been called for the first time to an editorial 
in the June, 1887, number of the Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, that 
contains something of interest both to the Delta Upsilon Fraternity 
and the Tufts Chapter. This editorial takes issue with my account of 
the Delta Upsilon movement at Tuils, published in the January, 1887, 
Quarterly, and makes sundry uncomplimentary statements that need 
vigorous correction and refutal, lest failure to notice them may lead 
the Scroll and the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity into further ignorant 
mistakes, and thereby injure the good reputation of our Fraternity and 
the Tufts Chapter. The vital part of the Scroll editorial reads as 

' ' The idea given in the account is that Phi Delta Theta was thrown 
overboard, so to speak, whereas that was not at all the case. Un- 
doubtedly the candidates for fraternity membership ' definitely decided 
to give no encouragement to the Phi Delta Theta scheme, but to 
make their own choice of a society,' but it is a significant fact that 
not until the would-be petitioners to Phi Delta Theta knew positively thai 
they could not obtain a charter from that fraternity (these are the writer's 
italics), did they ' definitely decide to give no encouragement to the 
Phi Delta Theta scheme.' When the then President of our Alpha 
province (which includes the State of Massachusetts) learned that 
steps were being taken to effect the organization of a chapter at Tufts, 
he promptly allowed it to be understood that he could not favor such 
a project With opposition from that official vanished all hopes of 
the applicants gaining admittance to Phi Delta Theta. This was early 
in January. Not until May 29th, more than four months after (again 
these are his italics), such was known to be the case, was it ' definitely 
decided to give no encouragement to the Phi Delta Theta scheme.' 
As to whether our then President of Alpha province acted wisely or 
whether his course had the endorsement or expressed the animus of the 
fraternity, are questions entirely irrelevant The fact remains, and we 
possess the correspondence to prove it" 

In the first place, let me say, the writer of this editorial begins his 
attempted criticism with a bad premise. The idea is not given in my 


account that Phi Delta Theta was thrown overboard. Even supposing 
that the leaders of the Delta Upsilon movement had previously been 
seriously engaged in any Phi Delta Theta scheme, would they have 
been so simple as to publish the fact to the world ? Here, as at many 
points, the writer seems to miss entirely the spirit and tone of my 
article, and to have only a superficial knowledge of the circumstances 
of the case. My account was not intended to be either a boast or a 
challenge. It stated the simple fact that we did not want Phi Delta 
Theta, even if she would receive us, but really did want Delta Upsilon 
and were able to convince her that we were worthy. The Scroll editor 
intimates, with commendable but amusing decisiveness^ that we were 
not wanted in Phi DelU Theta. Perhaps not, but let that appear later. 
The important and all-embracing assertion of this assertion is this : 
That the Delta U. petitioners made a genuine and specific move to get 
a Phi Delta Theta charter. Speaking for the men most active in the 
Delta U. Chapter, and most acquainted with the course of events, I 
can unhesitatingly declare this statement absolutely false. A few &ct8 
will show this. As is well known to the Scroll writer and myself^ the 
man through whom the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity was brought to the 
notice of TuAs men, was a graduate of Buchtel who studied in the 
Tufts theological school. Let him be called Mr. T. for convenience. 
Now this editorial writer says it was January when the province Presi- 
dent put his foot down and said ''Nay" to the proposal to put a 
chapter into Tufts. This refusal could not have been voiced to any 
one but Mr. T. How much weight will any one think this refusal had, 
when I say that it was not until spring, two or three months after 
January, that any prominent member of the future Delta U. Chapter 
was approached on the subject of Phi Delta Theta by Mr. T. ? Why^ 
if the province President made his refusal known, did the local brother 
begin his labors afterward and continue them until near commence- 
ment? Why did the latter give several of us assurances that there 
would be no trouble about getting a charter ? Why did he otter to 
one or two men exalted positions in the chapter as special inducements 
for joining? These were strange proceedings, forsooth, i( as is stated, 
the province President firowned on the whole project. The men thus 
approached in early spring never were " would-be petitioners to Phi 
Delta Theta." I dare say none of them ever heard of the province 
President or had more than a general impression that such an official 


existed. The men were well agreed in not wishing to join the fraternity, 
but for reasons of policy gave no definite decision in the matter until 
after May 27th, the day of the important college meeting of which I 
spoke in my account 

One thing more may be said. Of the final list of petitioners to 
Delta Upsilouy ten only, or barely half, were ever even approached by 
Mr. T. The rest were secured later, and the Delta U. Chapter as thus 
constituted was a very dififerent one from that which would have liked 
to enter Phi Delta Theta, admitting, for argument's sake, that the 
Scrolfs story was correct 

The hint made by the Scro/l as to the existence of correspondence 
to prove its statements will hardly frighten anybody. Whether any 
ill-advised Tufts man, whether subsequently a Delta U. man or not, 
ever, for curiosity or any other reason, had any communication with 
the President of Alpha province or other high official, is unknown to 
me. But I can assert with positiveness that not one of the men having 
prominence or authority among the Delta U. petitioners ever thought 
or acted in a way to further the chances of Phi Delta Theta at Tufts. 
Judging from the Scrolfs story and my personal knowledge of the cir- 
cumstances, Mr. T. must have done much solely on his own responsi- 
bility. If he added to his mistakes that of representing as would-be 
petitioners men who had no idea of such a thing, his fiatemity must 
look to him for satis&ction. It may be that some other body of 
Tufts men was interested in this scheme early in the year; but if so, the 
fiict has not been publicly made known, and naturally would not be, 
since their hopes were cruelly crushed. 

The 7h/ifs Chapter of Delta Upsilon has, then, an honorable 
excuse for being. It entered the college at a time when party spirit 
ran high and the name ''fraternity" was there a by-word and an 
offense. If that state of things has passed away and the chapter has 
assumed her legitimate and respected standing in college, it is not to 
be thought it has happened in spite of some doubtful points about her 
ancestry. Neither Phi Delta Theta nor any other fraternity has cause 
to complain of ill treatment or charge insincerity and deceit upon the 
chapter founders. All of these will gladly speak for her, and certainly 
to none is the opportunity to vindicate her more welcome than to 

Yours fraternally, 

Wilson L. Fairbanks, I^/ls, '87. 


The whole " Literaiy " department of Anchora for February is 
filled by "The Story of Aurora Leigh," done in prose with many 
quotations from Mrs. Browning's book. I cannot say, fair contrib- 
utor, with Romney, "I have read your book"; I can say simply : 
I have counted the pages of this "story," and finding them to be 
fourteen in number, I have decided to pass on. 

The best contribution in the April Anchora is an article entitled : 
"Are Women of Genius Companionable?" "To be companion- 
able one must be interesting," is the opening sentence, and the para- 
graph continues : 

** To be interesting; one must be sokne one thing if a man, some fifty things if a 
woman. Young men are less interesting as a general rule than men in the prime 
of life, sometimes because they have a smaller knowledge of human affairs, some- 
times because they linger under the delusion that they are wiser than they are. A 
young woman, on the other hand, is almost invariably found to be more interest- 
ing than her mother. But as a young man bends all his energ^ies to his business or 
profession, he has one topic at least upon which he can talk with enthusiasm, and 
being out in the world he soon has its problems at his tongue's end. A woman, 
however, unless she makes a distinct effort to avoid it, loses her power of being 
interesting little by little, being occupied day after day with household duties, 
which furnish her no topics of conversation, and the charm of youth goes with the 

Further on we read : 

** Of all things to be avoided by a girl who has an ambition to be a social suc- 
oess is giving a man an idea that she knows more than he. He demands that she 
be frank, joyous, unselfish and amiable, that she have freedom of manner and mod- 
esty of behavior, that she be agreeable, fascinating, witty — in short, she must 
have variety ; but there is one thing at which he draws the line : she most not be 
wiser than he. • • • 

'* Not only are women of genius more likely to be companionable than the 
ordinary woman of the day, but they seem in a certain sense to be forerunners of 
the woman of the future, who, if not a genius, will still be a creature of as high a 
rank, bearing her learning modestly, possessing charm of manner, unselfish inter- 
est in others, nobility of character, and who, if not beautiful in the strictest sense, 
has the power of making herself thought so." 


The K^ for March contains a very interesting contribution, 
"Evolution of Dress," which is prefaced by that apt remark of Leigh 
Hunt: ''Strange that as soon as a woman arrives at consciousness 
her first thought is of a new dress ! " Several varieties of dress, at 
dififerent times and among dififerent nations, are briefly described and 
discussed, and woman's extravagances and absurdities in dress are not 
spared. But, in order to be just, the writer interpolates this para- 
graph : 

*'Jiist here! want to say, let not the gentlemen suppose that women only 
have worn absurd dothes. On the contrary ! Who wore the g^arments tied with 
a thousand strings, so troublesome to adjust that the wearer loathed the hour to 
get up and do up his points ? Who wore the cap with the long roll, falling to the 
ground and dangling in his eyes ? Who afiixed bran padding to his hips to stuff 
out his trunk hose, with sometimes frightful consequences resulting from a treach- 
erous rip, so that while the wearer was making his company bow the bran was 
running off and sadly reducing his majestic proportions ? Who wore the high ruff 
which held his head grimly immovable? And think of Leicester, who, with all his 
fondness for Elisabeth, was not able, on account of his padding and her farthin- 
gale, to come nearer to her than three feet And think of Lx>uis XIV., with the 
points of his shoes so long that they had to be chained to his waist, so that he might 
' sustain the weight from the shoulders.* No, ladies, we have never worn any 
dress more absurd and defenseless than our masters. Even the hoop has this justi- 
fication, that it enables the wearer to walk more easily.'* 

In the Exchange Department the Quarterly is thus noticed : 

*' If Delta Upsilon would but lay aside that holier-than-thou air which is bom 
of the consciousness of possessing no secrets, of supporting no goat ! 

<* < like you, but not of you,* seems to be the key-note of the November Quar- 
terly ; yet save the above-mentioned exemptions fi-om secrecy, there is, after all, 
not so much groimd for self-congratulation. A disproportionate amoimt of room 
is given to exchanges, the chapter letters are— chapter letters, the bits of verse 
somewhat pleasing, and the two departments of Greek-Letter Gossip and Delta 
Upsilon News are very well managed. For the rest, the Quarterly is devoted 
to a report of the Delta Upsilon Convention, and alumni notes. And that is all." 


The February Scroll of Phi Delta Theta contains a long and inter- 
esting article on Phi Beta Kappa, *« The First Greek-Letter Society." 
It is chiefly compiled, but the many extracts are defdy woven together 
by that admirable antiquarian of the Phi Deltas, W. B. Palmer. The 
same writer has collected and arranged for publication many valuable 
fraternity records, which are published in the March ScroU. In the 


March number the exchange editor sums up the principal fraternity 
achievements during the past year, and reprints selections from several 
fraternity publications of recent date, under the heading, "Greek 
World and Press." His only reference to Delta Upsilon is in the fol- 
lowing paragraph : 

** Delta Upsilon last March entered the University of Pennsylvania, her sev- 
enth chapter established since the beginning of 1885.** 

This information is exactly a year old. In the April number 
appears a sketch of the growth and progress of fraternities at Brown 
University, apropos of the establishment in that institution of a chapter 
of Phi Delta Theta last February. The Scroll i^zya the Quarterly the 
complimentof clipping from the latter six out of the nine and one- 
half pages of *' Items of Interest" in the April number. 

ne Rainbow for March is another instance of good measure and 
fine quality, for it contains many readable and delightful features 
within its hundred pages. The Symposium has re-appeared, and is de- 
voted to the ventilation of ideas concerning '' Reformation in University 
Training." In spite of all its space, yet there is material ; and the 
editor asks indulgence of the chapter correspondents for having 
'' trimmed down" their contributions in order to publish all. 


The Kappa Alpha Journal for March contains some remarkable 
poetry, and not remarkably good poetry. The editor, however, dis- 
claims all responsibility in the matter, and assures his readers that he 
rejects a goodly amount of it He complains, and most justly, of the 
failure of support suffered by the Journal, announcing that the sub- 
scription list numbers less than one hundred names. This state of 
afiairs, in a fraternity composed of twenty-eight chapters, is disgrace- 
ful. But it shows merely how absorbed men become in their occupa- 
tions, and to what an extent their loyalty to fraternity may be lulled to 
sleep by the hum of daily life. Could a thousand alumni be reached 
by an enthusiastic member, a thousand subscriptions would be the 
result T\it Journal ]& well worth its price, and — good as it is — will 
become better if better supported. 


The first number of the Record (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) we have 
seen in a year is that bearing the date March, 1889. The chapter cor- 
respondence is voluminous, and the letters teem with loyalty and 
activity. An editorial suggests that, with more than thirty active chap- 
ters and about four hundred undergraduates, the Record ought not to 
be left upon the shoulders of a half dozen men, who furnish all the 
articles. There are some fraternity publications for which less than 
six men contribute all the articles and conduct all the departments. 
The Record editors have companions in their misery. 

The Fraternity magazines and addresses are : 

Alpha Delta Phi, Star and Crescent, died in 1884. 

Alpha Phi Quarterly, Evanston, 111. 

Alpha Tau Omega Palm, W. T. Daniel, 32 Nassau street. New 
York, N. Y. 

The Beta Theta Pi, Box 664, Cincinnati, O. 

Chi Phi Quarterly, 29 Wall street. New York, N. Y. 

Chi Psi, The Purple and Gold, Auburn, N. Y. 

Delta Gamma, The Anchora, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, recuperating ; last issue, Octo- 
ber, 1888. 

Delta Tau Delta, The Rainbow, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 83 Cedar street. New York, N. Y. 

Kappa Alpha /(?«r«a/, Raleigh, N. C. 

The Kappa Alpha Theta, Lawrence, Kan. 

Kappa Kappa Gamma Key, 1 2 Somerset street, Boston, Mass. 

Kappa Sigma Quarterly, Valdosta, Ga. 

Phi Delta Phi, The Brief, 243 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

Phi Delta Theta, The Scroll, Box 143 1, New York, N. Y. 

Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly, Meadville, Pa. 

Phi Kappa Psi Shield, Troy, O. 

Tau Beta Phi, The Arrow, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Psi Upsilon, Diamond, deceased in 1887. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Record, Greenville, S. C. 

Sigma Chi Quarterly, Drawer 173, Chicago, 111. 

Sigma Nu, The Delta, Lawrence, Kan. 

Theta Delu Chi Shield, 319 East 57th street, New York, N. Y. 

Zeta Psi Quarterly, died in 1885. 



Secretarj of the Interior Noble is a member of Beu Thcta Pi. 

Samuel Abbott, editor of the CoUegian, is a graduate of Williams 
College and a member of Phi Delta Theta. 

Psi Upsilon holds its annual convention this year with its Upsilon 
Chapter at Rochester, N. Y., May 17th and i8th. 

Kappa Alpha Theta organized an Alumnae chapter at Topeka, 
Kansas, in February. Meetings are held monthly. 

Delta Gamma holds her annual convention on May 28th, 29th and 
30th, with the chapter at the University of Wisconsin. 

George S. Morris, late Professor of Philosophy in the University of 
Michigan, was a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. 

Tri Delta is the name of a ladies' fraternity recently founded in 
Boston University. It has a membership of twenty-one. 

The New England Association of Theta Delu Chi held its seventh 
annual reunion at Young's Hotel in Boston, April 17th. 

Judge Lyman £. Knapp, recently appointed Governor of Alaska, 
is a member of the Middlebury Chapter of Delta Upsilon. 

Beta Theta Pi has entered Syracuse University with twelve men, 
making the sixth fraternity having an active chapter there. 

Some of the men who applied to Delta Kappa Epsilon for a chap- 
ter at the University of Wisconsin have joined other fraternities. 

Kappa Alpha Theta organized her Phi Chapter at the University of 
the Pacific, on April 4th. The chapter starts with six members. 

The Beta Theta Pi has undergone another change, and Mr. Charles 
M. Hepburn, an attomey-at-law of Cincinnati, Ohio, has become its 

The Psi Upsilon Fraternity gave the comedietta, ' 'A Study in Brass, " 
at the Brooklyn Athenaeum, May 14 th. The proceeds were given to 


The Beta Theta Pi and Phi Kappa Psi members of the Kansas 
Legislature, together with resident members of Topeka, held banquets 
in February. 

The Alpha Tau Omega Paim comes from Dallastown, Pa., to seek 
inspiration in New York. Mr. Walter T. Daniel, a lawj^r, assumes 
the editorship. 

Gamma Phi Beta does not propose to be handicapped by Alpha 
Phi at Syracuse, and so has purchased a lot on which to erect a hand- 
some chapter house. 

Realizing the disadvantages of society strife, the students at Williams 
are endeavoring to raise, by subscription, |2oo,ooo to build a general 
chapter house. — Cycle. 

The usual list of names among the officers and speakers at an 
Alpha Delta Phi convention appeared again this year at the recent 
convention in New Haven. 

Theta Delta Chi, after a sleep of three years, has been revived at 
Lafayette with twelve men, comprising one Senior, two Juniors, four 
Sophomores and five Freshmen. 

The Hamilton chapter of Alpha Delta Phi is reported to be in m 
bad way. A Hamilton correspondent writes that they have "no 
scholarship, no social standing, nihil." 

In accordance with a policy of extension, the Corpse and Coffin 
Society, which has existed in Wesleyan for a good many years, has 
placed a chapter in Syracuse University. 

Beta Theta Pi was founded at Miami University, Oxford, O., in 
1839. The semi-centennial of the fraternity will be appropriately 
celebrated there this June, during Commencement week. 

Last Washington's Birthday was the time chosen for the estab* 
lishment of the Brown chapter of Phi Delta Theta. Twenty-four 
men constituted the breathing apparatus of the infant at the start 

The authorities of Wellesley College have finally granted the young 
ladies permission to enjoy the privileges of Greek-letter societies. 
Alpha Zeta and Phi Sigma have been established and are flourishing. 



Syracuse University has caught the society fever and new organiza- 
tions are continually springing up. The latest are a Freshmen frater- 
nity. Beta Delta Beta, and a Senior honorary organization, "The 
Black Friars." 

The Pi Eta Society, of Harvard, which died last year, has been re- 
vived through the exertions of its graduates, and a number of '90 men 
have been elected, among them a member of the extinct chapter of 
Theta Delta Chi. 

A correspondent in Johns Hopkins writes: ''Alpha Delta Phi has 
established a chapter here. Theta Delta Chi is reported to have 
re-established her chapter, and there are indications that Delta Tau Delta 
doesn't intend to be found below the edge of the soup-tureen." 

The ten fraternities at Brown University have the following chapter 
memberships: Alpha Delta Phi, 22; Delta Phi, 22; Psi Upsilon, 20; 
Beta Theta Pi, 9; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 20; Zeta Psi, 20; Theta 
Delta Chi, 12; DelU Upsilon, 29; Chi Phi, 18; Phi Delta Theta, 24. 

The three members of the Centennial Inauguration Committee, 
Messrs. Stuyvesant Fish, Elbridge T. Gerry and Clarence W. Bowen, 
who have received so much attention at the hands of the New York 
press, are respectively members of Delta Psi, Chi Psi and Delta Kappa 

Q. T. v., the Latin fraternity founded at the Massachusetts State 
College in 1869, has recently placed its fourth chapter at Cornell. 
The other chapters are the Ambers/ chapter, at the Massachusetts 
State College ; the Orono, at the Maine State College, and the Granife, 
at Dartmouth College. 

By the loss of its Harvard chapter the list of active chapters of 
Theta Delta Chi is reduced to seventeen and the roll of inactive 
chapters increased to fourteen. This is a much better showing than 
the Fraternity made five years ago, when the active chapters numbered 
but thirteen, to fifteen inactive. 

The Upsilon Kappa, a local society at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, announces that "after three years' hard, quiet work" they 
'' have been granted a chapter of Psi Upsilon by that fraternity," and 
that " a chapter-house will be erected at once, probably on a portion 
of the land lately purchased by the University." 


At Columbia Alpha Delta Phi has 34 men; Psi Upsilon, 50; Delta 
Phi, 22; Delta Pdi, 28; Phi Gamma Delta, 22; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
38; Zeta Psi, 15; Theta Delta Chi, 28; Phi Delta TheU, 8; Delto 
Upsilon, 46. Of Delta Tau Delta and Chi Psi the ColumMad says: 
^'Membership unknown." Two years ago Delta Kappa Epsilon 
headed the list with a membership of 64. 

The charter of the Rochester chapter of Chi Psi has been with- 
drawn, and thus another ''Alpha" of Chi Psi is counted among those 
that "never die, but only sleep." The chapter was established in 1884 
and was never able to get a good standing. Alpha Delta Phi, Delta 
Upsilon, Delta Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon and Psi Upsilon remain to 
give the unsuspicious Freshman a cordial welcome. 

The Chi Psi Fraternity held its annual convention in Chicago, 111., 
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April loth, nth and 12th. Wednes- 
<lay evening a theater party was given and Thursday night the banquet 
was held. No new chapters were admitted. The next convention 
will be held at Boston under the auspices of the Williams chapter. 
The attendance at Chicago was about sixty. 

Alpha Delta Phi has roused herself sufficiently from the lethargy 
which has spread over her for the past few years, to establish a chapter 
at Johns Hopkins University. The installation exercises were held by 
the Yale chapter in their hall in New Haven, Conn., on the evening 
of May 6th. Though but nine men were initiated the chapter starts 
with a membership of nineteen, including some Alpha Delt alumni. 

Delta Tau Delta invaded New England on May 9th, and reversed 
the old saying of "killing two birds with one stone" by bringing to 
life two chapters at one birth. The "babies'" homes are in Boston 
University and Tufts College. Mr. President Trautwein, of the North- 
ern Division of Delta Tau Delta, initiated eleven men into the Boston 
chapter and seven into the Tufts chapter. The latter chapter has a 
strong theological cast — four of the seven members belonging to the 
Divinity School. Delta Tau Delta, we believe, enjoys the distinction 
of being the first fraternity to give birth to twins. 

Kappa Alpha (northern) has entered Yale as a junior society. This 
is a distinct departure from the conservative policy of that fraternity, 
which has hitherto declined to become secondary to a senior society. 


-which will absorb the loyalty of its members and make its initiations 
desirable, chiefly, as a step toward Skull and Bones and Scroll and 
Key. Moreover, Delta Kappa Epsilon and Psi Upsilon have the 
advantage at Yale of large and distinguished bodies of alumni, and 
Kappa Alpha will be obliged, for a time at least, to get along as well 
as possible with the third choice of men. One circumstance which is 
said to have led Kappa Alpha to take this step is the decision of Delta 
Kappa Epsilon and Psi Upsilon to limit Uieir membership in each 
class to twenty-five and thirty respectively. The limit of Kappa 
Alpha's membership probably will be twenty. — Chi Phi Quarterly, 

Greek-letter fraternities are among the chief and most interesting 
features of American college life. The benefits they confer and the 
associations they inspire are cordially appreciated by their active mem- 
bership, and are among the most cherished memories of their graduate 
membership. The issue concerning their propriety and usefulness, 
which was long an open one, and engaged the attention of both stu- 
dents and instructors, seems to be definitely closed in their favor. 
They are generally esteemed as stimulating intellectual progress, as 
cultivating the social feelings and graces, and as conforming to the 
iDest moral standing. Their influence for good is recognized, and 
their secret rites and ceremonies, their grips and pass-words, are 
known to be of the most innocent character. * * * But one 
of the prominent colleges prohibits the existence of these fraternities ; 
and its prohibition is rather for the purpose of sustaining, in their in- 
tegrity, two literary societies of a semi-secret order, than to inhibit the 
fraternities as a matter of principle. The Greek-letter societies may, 
therefore, be regarded as permanent college institutions. Most of them 
already have illustrious histories, some being more than sixty years 
old, and all having an attached and distinguished membership. — 
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 

A Johns Hopkins chapter of Alpha Delta Phi was established at 
the fifty-seventh annual convention at Yale University, May 6th, the fol- 
lowing being initiated : J. McE. Ames, J. S. Ames, S. B. Brown, W. 
L. Devries, E. P. Keech, M. S. Littlefield, Jr., J. H. T. McPherson, 
G. C. Morrison, J. S. Stone. These, with C. L. Poor and B. C. 
Steiner, already members, were present and received the charter. Last 
night J. S. Hodges, C. D. Lanier and W. K. Williams were initiated 


in due form in Baltimore. These, with Jeffrey R. Brackett, W. M. 
Burton and C. J. Goodwin, already members, and J. Le Roy White, 
compose the Johns Hopkins chapter. This fraternity is one of the 
most noted in this country, especially from a literary point of view. It 
was established in 1832, at Hamilton College, and now has chapters 
at nineteen of the most famous colleges, among which are Harvard, 
Yale, Columbia, Amherst and the University of Michigan. Among 
the prominent members of this fraternity are President Oilman, of 
Johns Hopkins ; President Dwight, of Yale ; President Elliott, of 
Harvard ; Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, President of the fraternity ; 
James Russell Lowell, Justice Blatchford, of the Supreme Court ; 
Bishop Huntington, of Central New York ; Dr. Phillips Brooks, 
Joseph H. Choate, George William Curtis, W. W. Crapo, of Massa- 
chusetts. Among well-known Baltimoreans in the fraternity are Henry 
Stockbridge, Sr., Professor Williams, of Johns Hopkins, B. H. Gris- 
wold. of the W. M. R. R., S. C. Donaldson, J. Donnell Smith and 
Charles H. and Bernard M. Carter. — Baltimore Sun, May 15th. 

The fifly-seventh annual convention of the Alpha Delta Phi Frater- 
nity was held in New Haven, May 7th and 8th, under the auspices of 
the Yale chapter. The convention opened with a secret business 
meeting, followed by a reception to the visiting members by the Yale 
chapter at their hall in the afternoon. In the evening the public exer- 
cises were held in the Hyperion Theater. The opening address was by 
the Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, of Boston, President of the frater- 
nity. He was followed by the Rev. Dr. Leonard Woolscy Bacon, of 
Philadelphia, who spoke on *^ Pending Experiments in College Social 
Life." President Merrill Edwards Gates, of Rutgers College, on 
" Potential Values in Alpha Delta Phi." The fourth oration was de- 
livered by ex-Congressman W. W. Crapo, of New Bedford, Mass., cm 
"The Relation of Colleges to the Social Order of the Country." On 
Wednesday morning another secret business meeting was held, and in 
the afternoon the Yale chapter gave the visitors a sail on the Sound on 
the steamer Eras/us Coming. Wednesday evening the convention 
dinner was eaten at Moseley's New Haven House. The toast list con- 
tained the names of many well-known men. The Rev. Dr. Hale 
spoke for <<The President" President Timothy Dwight, of Yale, 
responded to the toast of "Our College Presidents" Joseph H. 


Choate, of New York, spoke of ** Alpha Delta Phi at the Bar/' and the 
Rev. Dr. Phillips Brool^ of Boston, of " Alpha Delu Phi in the Pul- 
pit" Professor Tracy Peck, of Yale, responded to the toast, **The 
Fraternity;" Judge Edward Patterson, of the New York Supreme 
Bench, to "Our Honorary Members," and ex-Congressman Kellogg, 
ofWaterbury, to "The Ladies." 


During the last decade there has come to be a unique element in 
the club life of the city. In 1879 the Delta Psi Fraternity founded the 
St Anthony Qub — ^the first club established by a college Greek-letter 
society in New York. To-day there are in the city nine well-organ- 
ized and successful Greek-letter clubs, with a total membership of 
nearly 3,000, representing the Delta Kappa Epsilon, Psi Upsilon, 
Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Phi, Sigma Phi, Zeta Psi, Phi Gamma Delu, 
Delta Psi and Delta Upsilon Fraternities. Although the clubs bear 
Greek-letter names and their membership is limited to the members of 
the societies they represent, their constitutions and their objects are 
similar to the other social organizations in the city. There is a cer- 
tain sentiment, however, attached to these clubs, which is not common 
to other clubs, and which is their characteristic feature. Their mem- 
bers, although representing every institution of learning in the land, have 
this bond of sjrmpathy : they belong to the same college fraternity. In 
fact, it may be said that the desire to revive the memories of college 
days and to keep up the old friendships was the principal motive which 
led to their organization. 

When the advisability of establishing Greek-letter clubs in New 
York was first discussed, old club men, some college men and men 
of affairs were skeptical. They doubted the success of the project, 
arguing that the choice of members was limited, and that the soci- 
eties themselves were merely undergraduate affairs, or little more. But 
the founders were men who thoroughly understood the character of 
Greek-letter fraternities. They realized how rapid had been the 
growth of these societies in all the leading colleges and universities in 
the country, and how great and far-reaching their influence had be- 
come as a feature of modem college life. They reflected that in fif^ 
years of existence the fraternities had increased so in popularity that 
they included in their membership 75,000 ; that they had established 


in the colleges expensive and sabstantial lodges ; that the influence of 
the fraternities was approved by college faculties, and that admission 
to their membership was striven for by the students of the highest 
character and ability. These considerations certainly gave assurance of 
the permanency of college fraternities as an institution and warranted 
the belief that local clubs of fraternity alumni would not languish for 
lack of support anc^ interest 

The success of the clubs has already shown the wisdom and judg- 
ment of their founders, and justified the faith which was placed in their 
establishment They are an active part of the club life of the 
metropolis ; are recognized as such, and have come to stay. All are 
well housed and centrally situated, their buildings are provided with 
every focility of the modem club, and are comfortably, and in some 
instances elegantly, furnished. All the great colleges, all parts of the 
country, all the professions and all ages, from the graduate who has 
just received his sheepskin to the silver-haired founders of the frater- 
nity, are represented in them. * * * 

Although the alumni of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity in this city^ 
have had an organized association since 1865, it was not until little 
more than a year ago that the club which bears the name of the 
society it represents was established. In December, 1887, the New 
York Delta Upsilon Club was organized and incorporated under the 
laws of the State of New York. The club was formed by a number of 
the most active alumni in the city and its vicinity, for the purpose of 
promoting social intercourse among its members and establishing closer 
relations between alumni and undergraduates. The club leased the 
handsome brown stone house No. 8 East 47th street, and soon trans- 
formed it into a most attractive and comfortable home, a secluded 
place where the alumni of the several chapters of the fraternity may 
meet socially, and where any member of the fraternity who visits the 
city may meet friends and obtain accommodations during his stay. 
The meetings of the club are of a social and literary character, and 
enable all its members to share equally in the spirit of Delta Upsilon. 

Every room in the house is used. In the basement are the caf^ 
and dining-room ; on the first floor are the club, reception and bil- 
liard rooms ; on the second, the lodge-rooms of the Columbia College 
and the Universi^ of New York chapters of the fraternity, and on the 


life's triumphs. 33^ 

third and fourth, the rooms of the Executive Council and the Secre-^ 
tary of the fraternity, and lodging-rooms for resident members of the 

The officers of the club are as follows : Samuel B. Duryea, Presi- 
dent ; Charles D. Baker, First Vice-President ; Don Alonzo Hulett, 
Second Vice-President; John Q. Mitchell, Secretary, and Frederick 
M. Crossett, Treasurer. The membership numbers between sixty 
and seventy residents and fifty non-residents. Among them are 
Rossiter Johnson, Hans S. Beattie, ex-Judge Amos G. Hull, Dr. 
Samuel S. Stafford and Professor A. S. Isaacs. — New York Tribune^ 
March 31, 1889. 


While musing o'er the contents of a book 
One winter's day, 'mid bleak and stormy hours, 

My wand'ring thoughts went back to summer months. 
Of bright, warm days and quickly ending showers. 

When through the pathless wood I roamed 

To reach some mountain's barren crest. 
And, passing through the thick, surrounding cloud, 

Beheld the glory of the radiant West 

The sun, though sinking far from sight. 

Had power to part the cloud banks, mid the gloaming ; 
Great chasms seemed to open out to view. 

Whose pine-clad depths re-echoed their harsh moaning.. - 

Even thus, when fraught with danger, toil and trouble, 
May we at last transcend all wild commotion, 

And, mounting upward, cast a joyful glance 
Backward on waves of life's tempestuous ocean. 

Charles P. Blanet, Harvard^ '90.. 


It is one of the greatest privileges and duties of every recent chapter 
of Delta Upsilon to see that the story of its founding and progress is 
carefully written and preserved. In order to do this, something more 
is necessary than a mere arranging of letters and papers in their 
chronological order and binding them together with paper fasteners. 
Steps should be taken to insure beyond doubt that these records shall 
be kept for all time. Let us presuppose that the correspondence, 
accounts of meetings, etc, have been properly arranged by the man 
of all men best suited for the work, and made a unity by pithy running 
comments. The problem now is to preserve this story. A simple 
and inexpensive way is to have the whole copied in manifold on a 
typewriter. If more than two copies are made, at least one should be 
deposited with the Executive Council, another with the permanent 
chapter Secretary, Trustee or a prominent alumnus, while the rest 
would naturally come under the care of the chapter Secretary. When 
this is done the chances are few that the records will ever be lost 
In making up these historical accounts, however, care must be taken 
not to make them full of suggestions rather than facts. Everything 
known that has a bearing on the subject should be put down in black 
and white. Every charter member of the chapter ought to be called 
upon to give his version of how the chapter was started, for it is in 
vain to hope that any one man can recall all the valuable details. 
The neglect of just such simple matters in the case of some older 
chapters has borne its legitimate fruits in making the history of the 
chapters incomplete and inexact, and the younger chapters should 
take warning in season. 

During the last two years many changes have taken place in the 
editorial boards of the Greek-letter magazines, and now the control 
of nearly all of them has passed into the hands of alumni members. 
This has produced a great improvement in character, contents and 


One is compelled to wonder as he reads each convention Annual 
whether many of the delegates know, when they pass this and that 
motion, what the action of previous conventions has been on these 
subjects. Yet these votes have the same binding force upon the 
fraternity as have the provisions of the Constitution. The number, 
also, that recent conventions have passed is something astonishing; 
and there is a growing necessity for a gathering of them into a com- 
pact form, where they can be easily comprehended in all their bear- 
ings. It would be a wise move on the part of the Executive Council 
if they should make up yearly an official digest of the Fraternity laws 
not embodied in the Constitution, and present a copy to each chapter 
with the special purpose of furnishing information to the prospective 
delegates. This would pave the way for more intelligent action at 
each future convention, and prevent many unfortunate, because ignorant, 
mistakes being made every year. ^ ^* 

The struggle for supremacy among the college fraternities promises 
to be very keen during the next few years. We predict that great 
changes will take place in that period. 


Has the time passed when Delta U. can begin to celebrate her 
birthday ? The experiences of the semi-centennial at New York would 
seem to say nay. Then the theme for congratulation was that the Fra- 
ternity had reached her fiftieth year and was entering upon a new 
epoch. Probably it will be fifty years more before such a celebration 
is seen again, but there is still an opportunity for recognizing in some 
special manner the anniversary of the founding of the Fraternity. Why 
not establish on the Delta U. calendar the 4 th of November as a fes- 
tival day every five years ? By this we mean no extreme demonstra- 
tions, but simply the simultaneous meeting of all graduate and under- 
graduate chapters in their several cities and towns to observe the eve 
in true Delta U. fashion, with good dining and good speech- 
making. The coming 4th of November will be the fifty-fifth birthday 
of the mother chapter and such a celebration would be peculiarly 
timely. A concerted and hearty movement on the part of the graduate 
chapters would insure to this project entire success. 

An important matter that the next convention may do well to con- 
sider is that of increasing the price of the Quarterly to alumnL The 


gradual but steady increase in cost of publishing as it approaches more 
and more nearly to the ideal of a fraternity magazine, gives hope of 
only this solution. It is safe to say, too, that few alumni who would 
take the Quarterly at $1.00 would begrudge the payment of fifty 
cents more a year. The result of such a change would be the addition 
of $300 or more to the receipts during the year. This will be sufficient 
to guard against any deficit, aid in promptly issuing the numbers and 
also allow a branching out into new fields. The practice of illustrat- 
ing issues with engravings of chapter houses, noted alumni, objects of 
interest, etc., deserves continuation. Our Madison brethren, whose 
chapter-house was so inadequately pictured in Mr. Porter's recent 
article in the Century^ would be glad to have justice done their fine 
building. The same may be said of the other chapters that now have 
homes of their own. A fitting subject for illustration at this time would 
be the Delta U. members of President Harrison's Cabinet These and 
other improvements that will easily suggest themselves, would do much 
to make the Quarterly even more creditable to the fraternity than it 
is to-day. We think the alumni would agree that such additional at- 
tractions would fully make up for an increase in price, and desire to 
hear from them on the subject 


Under " News Items " is a communication recently received from 
the Hon. Bartlett Tripp, Colby, '61, Chief Justice of Dakota. The 
letter is so full of warm, genuine fraternity spirit that we take pleasure in 
publishing it entire. It shows that the boys of a generation ago were 
as active and true firatemity men as can be found to-day, and that when 
interest is sufficiently aroused to cause a man to work heartily for his 
firatemity, neither lapse of time nor business cares will weaken his 
allegiance. ^ ^ 

Don't forget the Delta U. Camp at Bolton, on Lake George, this 
summer. You can't find a more attractive and altogether satisfiictoiy 
place to spend part of your vacation. 

We are glad to see that Psi Upsilon has followed our lead in estab- 
lishing a chapter at the University of Pennsylvania. It is a fine insti- 
tution and a good place for a chapter. 


What is going to happen? Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, 
Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi are establishing new chapters 1 Verily 
this is a great awakening. 


At a recent fraternity convention, during a discussion, a delegate 
endeavored to make a point against the official publication of the 
order by saying : "We are paying for something and getting nothing," 
which was received by the convention with a laugh. The Editor 
enjoyed the thrust with a peculiar satis&ction, not shared by any one 
else, for he possessed the exclusive information that the chapter 
which this facetious delegate represented, was two years behind with 

its subscriptions to the magazine. 

* * 

Delta Upsilon was represented in the recent Centennial celebration 
in New York by the Hon. Stephen J. Field, Williams ^ '37, who was 
one of the United States Supreme Court Judges present at the recep- 
tion tendered that body in the Equitable Building by the Lawyers* 
Club. The Hon. William Henry Harrison Miller, Hamiilon^ '61, 
Attorney-General of the United States, was present at the banquet, 
and Lieutenant William V. Judson, U. S. A., Harvard^ '86, had the 
honor of dancing with Mrs. Astor in the &mous opening cotillion at 
the ball. 

There is a gratif3ring amount of activity at present in the Frater- 
nity, and it is neither confined to one section nor one subject 
Union^ Rochester^ Rulgers, Cormll and Narlkwestem are working 
strenuously for chapter houses. Harvard has formed a graduate asso- 
ciation ; the New York and Tu/ts chapters are being incorporated ; 
MiddlAury, Rulgers^ Cornell^ Syracuse, Columbia and Pemtsyhwm 
have recenly held receptions and annual banquets. Syracuse is get- 
ting ready for a grand convention this fall, and all the chapters are 
preparing for athletic meets, prize contests and the gaieties of com- 
mencement week. 


It is a pleasure to look over the list of last year's initiates. There 
are two hundred of them, an average of eight to a chapter. No 
better evidence of the prosperity and health of the Fraternity can be 


The cost of publication of our last issue was over $300. 

The Middlehury chapter held its annual reunion and banquet April 

The Cornell chapter gave a reception in their chapter-house May 

The Columbia chapter held its fourth annual reunion and banquet 
on May I4th« 

Wanted — By the Hamilton chapter. Annuals of the 43d, 44th and 
45 th conventions. 

A second vacancy has been made in the Executive Council, by the 
resignation of John Q. Mitchell, Marietta, '80, 

The Hon. William Bross, Williams, '38, has presented to the New 
York Delta Upsilon Club a fine large portrait of himself. 

Matter for the next issue of the Quarterly will be due the first of 
July. Associate editors are requested, however, to forward their mat- 
ter before that time if possible. 

The University of the City of New York has long been a university 
in fact Evidences of growth and improvement have been multiply* 
ing of late very fast — New York Press. 

Professor Newton A. Wells, Syracuse, 'tj, Professor of Painting in 
Sjrracuse University, has received and accepted a call to the deanship 
of the Arts College of Western Reserve University. 

Miron J. Hazeltine, Amherst, '51, of "The Larches," Campton 
Village, N. H., writes : "I should be truly delighted to extend the 
plain hospitalities of 'The Larches' to some of our Delta U. brothers 
this summer." Brother Hazeltine has been the chess editor of the 
New York Clipper for over thirty years. 

Professor Alfred W. Anthony, Brown, '83, writes that H. C. Bierwith^ 
Harvard^ '83; Edmund N. Snyder, Harvard^ '86; Camillo Von Klettze^ 


Harvard, '87; C M. Clark, Williams, '84; George R. Mathews, -4*/- 
lert, '84; F. C. French, Brown, '85, and himself, are now in Berlin. 
William £. Jillson, Brown, '82, is expected soon. 

John B. Webb, Marietta, '82, of 154 South 4th street, Cincinnati, 
O., is endeavoring, with other Delta U.'s, to form a Delta Upsilon 
Alumni Association of Ohio, with headquarters at Cincinnati If 
you live in Ohio or know of any Delta U. who does, send the name 
and address to Brother Webb. 

Brother W. S. Elden, of Coify^ is now at Bowdoin; Wiley and 
White, of MiddWmry, are at Dartmouth; Truesdell and Lemen, of 
Rochester^ and Bice, of Hamilton, are at Johns Hopkins; Fisher and 
Marvin, of Syracuse, Clapp, of Brown^ and Sturgis, of ColumUa, are 
at Yale, and Merchant, of Columbia, at Princeton. 

The Quarterly is a most welcome visitor, and a prominent light in 
the ranks of Delta Tau Delta, with whom I exchange, declares it to 
be "the best fraternity magazine " he has seen. I suggested to him 
that he was disrespectful to "Favorite Societies" of Mr. Porter. 
— R. 0. Morrow, Michigan, '83. * 

Wanted — Annuals of the 36th and 38th conventions. Also partial 
or complete files of Our Record and the Umversify Retnew, for the 
library of the Syracuse Chapter. Address H. J. Banker, Delta U« 
House, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Quarterly subscriptions received up to May 21st : Williams, I15 ; 
Hamilton, $11; Amherst, $24; Rochester, $19; Middlebury, |io; 
Rutgers, $21; Brown, $22; Madison, $20; also $19, Vol. VI.; 
Cornell, $21; Marietta, $10; Syracuse, $18; Michigan, $19; also I7, 
Vol. VI.; Harvard, $27; Wisconsin, $8; Lafayette, $16; Q>lumlnd,$ig; 
Lehigh, 1 1 5; Tufts, |i8; and DePauw, $9. 

William W. Ranney, WiUiams, '85 ; Augustus W. Buck, WHUams, 
'88 ; Hanford W. Edson, Williams, '90 ; Charles S. Johnson, Rutgers, 
'91 ; Jesse R Felt, Middlebury, '83 ; and James Q. Dealey, Brown^ 
*90, were among the delegates to the recent missionary convention in 
Philadelphia. An address was delivered before the convention by the 
Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57. 

At the climax of a peculiarly fortunate career General Garfield fell 
by the hand of a lunatic He had filled every office known to the 
American people. At the time of his death he was an unsworn Sen- 


ator, sent by the sovereign State of Ohio to the national GDngress ; 
but being invited to step up higher, he had taken the oath prescribed 
for the President of the United States, and, as such, had entered upon 
the performance of his duties. The infamy of his taking off will be 
forgotten and blinded by the glittering glory of his fame, which will 
last as long as the history of the United States finds place among the 
volumes of the libraries of the world. — New York Pnss, 

The Delta Upsilon Quarterly of February, a magazine of one 
hundred pages, is of more especial interest to members of the frater- 
nity, but it contains much of interest to an outsider, as it shows the 
important place which this society holds in the college world. Statis- 
tics given show that the fraternity now includes twenty-five active chap- 
ters and an alumni membership of 4»045. The editorials and news 
items concern the doings of the various Greek-letter societies. The 
larger part of the number is taken up by letters from the chapters 
which show that the active chapters are all in a flourishing condition, 
and that their members rank well both in scholarship and athletics. — 
Harvard Crimson^ March 27, 1889. 

On Thursday evening, March 21st, the New York Delta Upsilon 
Club gave the first of a series of informal entertainments at the club- 
house, No. 8 East 47th street Asa Wynkoop, Rutgers, '87, read an 
elaborate treatise on "Shakespeare as a Philosopher," and his ideas 
were illustrated by recitations by William E. Young, Jr., Columbia, '91, 
and Samuel M. Brickner, Rochester, '88. The second affair was given 
on April 4th by Rossiter Johnson, Rochester, '63, who read an exceed- 
ingly interesting paper on *' American Poets," being in part a refuta- 
tion of Edmund Goss's recent claim that America has produced no 
poet On April 25th, George P. Morris, Rutgers, '88, occupied the 
evening with a very clever paper on " American Humorists." These 
entertainments have been very well attended by alumni in the city, 
and are followed by refreshments and social recreation. Thus far the 
following chapters have been represented: Williams, Union, Hamilton^ 
Amherst, Colby, Rochester, Middlebury, Rutgers, New Fork, Cornell^ 
Marietta, Harvard and Columbia, Only one more entertainment will 
be given before the summer, but they will be resumed in the fall and 
will take place bi-weekly. All resident Delta U's, and those who may 
be in the city, are cordially invited to be present 


Chambers of Bartlett Tripp, 

Chief Justici. The Supreme Court of Dakota, 

Yankton, Dak., April 3, 1889. 
To ihi EdUor of the Quarterly : 

My Dear Sir, — ^The February number of the Delta Upsilon Quar- 
terly has just been received, and I am greatly pleased with it, both in 
its mechanical execution and the character and management of its 
contents. From it I gathered much information regarding old friends 
of whom I have not heard in many years. 

I took great interest in the society when in college ; I electioneered 
Freshmen^ enlisted in its campaigns, gloried in its victories, and 
mourned at its defeats. And while contact with the world has worn 
off much of the clannishness that distinguishes the society man among 
the undergraduates, I still feel a deep interest in the success of an insti- 
tution which gave me so much of pleasure and to which I was so much 
attached in early life. 

I was one of those who had a voice in adopting the present pin or 
badge and motto. Before that we were called by the non-euphonious 
name of " Oudens," and the badge was a very clumsy block-pin with 
the motto "Ouden Adelon," 

Continue to send me the current numbers of your excellent maga- 
zine, and feel at liberty at all times to draw upon me for any favors 
I may be able to render you in the good work in which you are 

Your memoranda and personal mention of society men and other 
collegiate friends are especially interesting to their former associates 
who have lost trace of them in the multitude of life's hurrying and 
changing events. I remain ever, yours fraternally, 

Bartlett Tripp. 

Is not all this Democratic talk about the elevation of Attorney- 
General Miller to the Supreme Court in bad taste ? In the first place, 
it is entirely in advance of any indication whatever on the part of 
President Harrison that he intends to appoint Mr. Miller; and, in the 
second place, should he decide to make the appointment, will not 
these same Democratic and mugwump organs find it difficult to sup- 
port the position that the appointment of Mr. Miller is not a wiser and 
more fitting one than either that of Lamar or Fuller? 

As a matter of fact, Mr. Miller is to-day a better lawyer by experi- 


ence and training than either Lamar or Fuller. He has been for 
twenty years the active working partner of the great Republican law 
firm of Indiana — Harrison Sc Miller. The fact that a man is not 
widely known has nothing whatever to do with his legal attainments. 
How does he stand in his profession ? is the question. Ex-Senator 
McDonald says that Mr. Miller is a thoroughly equipped lawyer, capa- 
ble of filling with credit the important office he now holds. Mr. 
McDonald, who for years has been interested in important cases with 
Mr. Miller, ought to know his qualifications. The selection, there- 
fore, of Mr. Miller, will not, if made, strain propriety to the last stretch. 

The Press has no idea whether the President intends to appoint Mr. 
Miller or not; but it does contend that if he should decide to elevate 
this able and thoroughly equipped lawyer to the Supreme Bench, it 
will be a better appointment than either of the two Supreme Court 
Judges selected by Grover Cleveland. 

The only thing urged against Mr. Miller is the fsict that he was 
General Harrison's active working partner. We have yet to hear of 
any person competent to judge who is able to say that Mr. Miller is 
not as well qualified for a place on the Supreme Bench as either 
of Mr. Cleveland's appointments, and, for that matter, as well qualified 
as most lawyers who have been appointed to the highest judicial office. 
Great reputations have, as a rule, been made after appointment, as in 
the case of Justices Waite, Strong, Bradley and others, and not before. 
— New York Press, 

The November, 1888, Bulletin of the Cornell Agricultural Experiment 
Station contains three articles: I. "The Insectary of Cornell Uni* 
versity"; II. "On Preventing the Ravages of Wire- worms"; III. 
"On the Destruction of the Plum Curculio by Poisons." They are 
all from the pen of Professor John Henry Comstock, Cornell^ '74. 
The Chironian of the New York Homeopathic Medical College pub- 
lishes in its issue of January 2, 1889, an interesting lecture on 
"Hahnemann and His Influence upon Modern Medicine," delivered 
before the students by Professor Selden H. Talcott, Ph.D., Hamilion^ 
'69. The March Academy contains "Advantages and Methods of 
Studying Mythology," by Professor Frank S. Dietrich, Brown^ '87. 
The Christian Inquirer of March 7th has an article by the Rev. John 
C. Allen, Madison, '74, on " The Abuse of Novel Reading." The 



Sunday-school department of the Inquirer is under the charge of the 
Rev. Walter Rauschenbusch, Rochester, '83. The March Homiletic 
Reoieu) contains ''Cluster of Gems, XI, Truth/' by the Rev. Arthur 
T. Piereon, D.D., HamUton, '57; ''The Trial of Christ's Personal 
Virtue," by Samuel E. Herrick, D.D., Amherst, *if^\ and "The 
Cleansing Power of Truth," by the Rev. Levi D. Temple, Madison^^t^. 
The April Columbia Law Times has *' Direct Taxes," by Professor 
Francis M. Burdick, Hamilton, '69. The Christian at Work of April 
4th and nth contains articles on ''Free Churches," by the Rev. 
Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57. The opening article in the 
April Homiletic is "Beauty as a Middle Term," by Professor R. B. 
Welch, D.D., LL.D., Union, '46, Other articles are "The Patriarch 
of Jerusalem and the Didache," by the Rev. Dudley S. Schaff, New 
Fork, '73; and "A Cluster of Curiosities," by Dr. Pierson. The May 
Atlantic has "The Law in National Politics," by Frank G. Cook, Esq., 
Harvard, '82. The May Homiletic has two articles by Dr. Pierson, 
entided "Church Talent "and "Christ's Preaching." Professor Martin 
N, Wyckoff, Rutgers, '72, contributes to the Christian Intelligencer of 
May ist, " Y. M. C. A. in Japan." The same paper, in its issue of 
May 8th, has "Intellectual Sleight-of-hand," by Dr. Pierson; "What 
I Believe and Why I Believe," by George Thomas Dowling, D.D., 
Madison, '72; and a review, "An Important Work on the History of 
our Constitution and Government," by the Rev. Denis Wortman, D.D., 
Amherst, '57. 


Daughter of Eve, stand forth 1 

Accept thy destined lot ; 
Thy husband knows thy worth, 

Else he had loved thee not 

Stand forth I the hour is come 

That calls thee to his side, 
To make with him a home — 

A radiant, happy bride. 

Be duty's call thine own, 

And love's sweet task employ 
Thine every power, till rest 
Is found in heavenly joy. 

John C. Allen, Madison^ '74. 
Brooklyn, March so, 1889. 


Lyman E. Knapp, '62; "Our Motto," the Rev. A. DeF. Palmer, Bowdoin^ '61; 
"The Fraternity,'* the Rev. Alva E. Carpenter, Brown, *79; "Literature," Henry 
N. Winchester's;; "Absent Brothers," George E. Knapp, '87; *• Middlehtry 
Chapter in 1889," C. S. Severance, '89; "Honorary Members," Edwin B. Clift, 
^90. With the singing of Fraternity songs the gathering broke up after a most en- 
joyable evening. 


As from the vantage ground of the present we look back in retrospect upon 
the work of the long winter term, so recently ended, we can plainly see the ad- 
vancement and success of the Rutgers Chapter. Though the perfect ideal of col- 
lege and society work and activity has not been reached, still, with few exceptions, 
our members have put forth faithful and earnest efforts to grow in manliness, to 
broaden their intellectual horizon, and to live by and spread those high principles 
twhich Delta U. embodies and inculcates. 

Our thirty-first annual reimion and banquet was held on Friday evening, 
March 8th, at Bates' restaurant The banquet was formerly held at Commence- 
jnent time, but it was thought that a larger attendance could be seciired at some 
other time. It is largely due to this change, perhaps, that the chapter had one of 
the most enjoyable gatherings on record. There were forty-seven present, includ- 
ing three guests— Walter E. Merritt, Amherst, ^87 ; Warren E. Sammis, ColusnHa, 
'87 ; and Ellis J. Thomas, IVi/tiams, '88. After the banquet was over, the Rer. 
John H. Salisbury, '75, who did the honors of toastmaster in a most happy man- 
ner, called for the following toasts : "Some Twenty Years Ago," the Rev. John 
Hart, '69 ; " The Executive Council," Walter E. Merritt, AmAerst, '87 ; " Infla. 
«nce of Our Fraternity," George P. Morris, '86 ; "Chapter Homes," Maurice J. 
Thompson, '89 ; " Relation of Delta U. to Other Fraternities," Byron Cummings, 
'89 ; « Our Fraternity," Kojiro Matsugata, '89 ; " The Girls who Wear the Gold 
and Blue," Bevier H. Sleght, M.D., '80; "A Rhyme of DelU U.," James B. 
Thomas, '92. 

Charles Maar, '89, was recently elected Ivy Orator for Class Day, making the 
<fourth position to be filled by a Delta U. man. At the trial for Junior Exhibition 
orators Delta U. sustained her good record. Warren R. Schenck, Louis W. 
Stotesbury and Ellas B. Van Arsdale secured appointments. 

Elias W. Thompson, '89, is gaining popularity in New Jersey as a temperance 
-speaker. Bjrron Cummings, '89, was delegate to the Y. M. C. A. Convention, held 
at Asbury Park on January 26th, and also to the State Convention at Bridgeton, 
where he made an address. John P. Street, '89, is first lieutenant of Company B 
•of the Rutgers Battalion. John S. Van Orden, '90, has been elected to the board 
of Targum editors. Louis W. Stotesbury, '90, is President of the Philoclean Lit- 
erary Society. James B. Thomas, '92, took first prize in Philoclean prize speaking.. 
John T. DeWitt, '89, Louis W. Stotesbury, '90, and Paull J. Challen, '91, play on 
the lacrosse team, and Jasper S. and Robert J. Hogan on the base-ball nine. Gar- 
.ret S. Voorhees, '92, has left college to engage in practical £urming. Ellis B. 
Woodruff, who is pledged to Delta U., is President of the graduating class of the 


Rutgers Grammar School. During the spring racation we received a visit from 
Brother John F. Fitschen, fVi/Ziams, '89, and we would be glad to welcome visitors 
from other chapters more frequently. 


The Brown Chapter reports that it is alive and flourishing. We have at 
present twenty-seven active members. In addition to these three are away from 
college at present. 

On March 20th the President of the University, Dr. E. G. Robinson, handed 
to the corporation his resignation as President, to take effect as soon as his suc- 
cessor shall be ready to enter on his duties. Dr. Robinson has been at the head 
of afl^urs for seventeen years, and now retires to give place to a younger man. He 
was some years ago made an honorary member of Delta U. Daring his adminis- 
tration the endowment has increased quite materially, and the efficiency of the 
college in almost all departments is considerably greater than it was in 1872. His 
successor has not been appointed, and while several names have been mentioned^ 
yet there is at present no hint as to who will receive the honor. 

During the winter much interest was manifested in base-ball. A subscription 
about twice as large as usual was easily raised, and we were going to have a nine 
with which we hoped to capture the pennant from the champions of the world. 
On April loth the first game was played, and at the close of the seventh inning 
Dartmouth had scored thirty -two runs to Brown's three. On the 15th the Wor- 
cester League team beat ns fifteen to nothing. The next game it was considered 
best to forfeit The record was broken on the 24th, when the nine, assisted by a 
new pitcher, defeated one of the State League teams. However, the large sub- 
scription did accomplish much good, for now we have one of the best ball fields of 
any college in the country. The back campus has been graded, fenced in, a bank 
cut away, a new grand-stand about to be erected, and when the team begins to 
play ball we hope to be ready to receive with open sums all comers. The field has 
not yet gotten mfficiently hard to be used, but soon it is hoped it will be in good 
condition. The spring athletic events come off now in a couple of weeks. VLort 
interest is taken in general athletics than for several years past, and there appears 
to be considerable good material among the students. 

On the Friday evenings of February and March there were delivered a series 
of lectures, historical and economic, by different speakers. The Hon. Seth Low, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., began the course, and the lectures were interesting, and, it is 
hoped, profitable. They were arranged by Professor Jameson, our new history 
professor, and were of some interest as being a departure from the precedent, for 
this was the first course of such lectures that has been delivered here. It is hoped 
that similar arrangements may be made in succeeding years. 

In February our Glee and Banjo Clubs made the first tour which has been 
made in recent years. It is gratifying to know that a small amount remained over 
expenses. It is hoped that this is but the beginning of regular annual trips by our 
musical organizations, and that thus the name of the University may be made 
better known in some New England cities, and as well in the immediate vicinity of 


Friday, February 22d, the Brown Chapter of Phi Delta TheU began its active 
existence. There were nineteen members initiated* Now there are ten fraternities 
represented here, with about a hundred and ninety-five members out of a college 
roll of two hundred and seventy. 

Since Christmas two members of the Senior class have found the attractions of 
Hymen irresistible and have been tied by the nuptial knot Evidently the 
Class of '89 wished to be remarkable for something, and was not very particular 
what the something was. 

The chapter*s life has been particularly flourishing. March 15th we initiated 
a Junior, James G. McMurry, of Union City, Tenn., and thereby made a valuable 
addition to our numbers. We are planning a ** public *' to be given probably 
May 10th, Tuesday before Commencement June i8th we hope to have our 
chapter-room open, and shall be pleased to receive all alumni who may happen to 
be in the dty. The room is No. 13 Way land Building, 128 North Maun street. 
In college afiairs we retain our prestige. All but one of the Seniors received 
appointments to write for Commencement. Brother Martin, '89, was winner of the 
chess tournament, and hence is champion of the college. At the election of editors 
of the BruHonian held last week. Brother Ferris, ^91, took the place left vacant by 
Brother Martin. Brother Ferris was awarded the prize ofiered by that publication 
for the best poetry contributed during the year. 

When the list of prize takers and honor men is made out we hope to make our 
usual good showing. At present, internally, the chapter is in a more flourishing 
condition than it has been for several years, and we think that the outside world, 
the professors included, must recognize the superior merit of our members. 


The Commencement appointments are out and Brother Arthur L. Wolfe is vale- 
dictorian. This makes the third valedictorian we have had in the last four years. 
Brother Roberts in '86 and Brother Campbell in '87. 

Notice of the expulsion of W. W. Chapman, '89, is hereby given. 

Our chapter was represented at the inauguration ball in Washington, on March 
4th, by Brothers Doscher, '78, Crossett, '84, and Campbell, '87. They report 
that the Delta U. landers met with much favor. Brother Doscher was attached to 
the staff of the Seventh Regiment of New York. Brother Crossett was accompanied 
by Miss Kidd, of Lake View, N. J., and Miss Shidds, of Washington. Brother 
Campbdl's party consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, Miss Campbdl and Mist 
Beaucart of Richmond, Va. 

An extraordinary initiation was held at the home of Brother Campbell, '87, in 
Brooklyn, a short time ago, and dght young ladies avowed loyalty to the Ddta U« 
Annex. They say **it was just lovdy.'* The eight Delta U.*s who conducted the 
initiation exerdses were Charles S. £y tinge, '87 ; Henry B. Turner, Jr., '89; Albert 
B. Pattou, ^90; William J. Warburton, '90; and Arthur P. Dunkly, '92, of Colum* 
kia; George A. Minasian, '85 ; and W. Frands Campbell, '87, of New York, 

At the beginning of the last term of the college year 1888-^89, the ComtU 
Chapter of Ddta Upsilon finds herself in a prosperous condition, with a total active 


membership of twenty-three; four Seniors, seven Juniors, five Sophomores, six 
Freshmen and one Junior Law. We have done no active ** rushing *' since the £all 
term, although we are ever on the look-out for new men who would make good, 
strong Delta U.*s. 

The winter term was a very pleasant one for us, and a very gay one in the 
social circles of the University and especially of the fraternities. The principal 
social event in our own chapter was on the evening of February 23d, when we gave 
our annual reception to the Delta U. members of the Faculty and the resident 
alumni, together with their wives and a few friends. The house was thrown open 
and a light literary programme presented, which passed off very nicely; the 
remainder of the erening was spent in general sociability. 

We continue to make a strong point of literary work, and every Saturday even« 
ing, in addition to our regular business meeting, we have a literary programme of 
from forty-five minutes to one hour. These programmes are made up mostly of 
essays, readings, orations, debates, and by what we have styled *' News of the 
Week.*' Possibly the last may need a little explanation. Some one member is 
appointed for each week to present to the chapter a summaryof all the principal and 
important news of that week. To those of the members who, together with their 
regular work, find it difficult to keep themselves well informed upon the current 
news of the day, this presentation in a condensed form of the items of interest, is a 
very profitable part of our programme. 

During the past term we received a pleasant visit from Brother Henry W. 
Battin, '81, whfle on his vacation trip home from Winona, Minn., where he holds a 
responsible position upon the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad. The Rev. George 
Constanstine, Amhtrst^ '59, from Smyrna, Turkey, paid us a visit, while spending 
a few days in the dty. The Key. B. Fay Mills, Hamilton^ '79, is at present mak- 
ing a two weeks' stay in the dty, and from him we have recdved a call. Brother 
Karslake, Lafayette^ '92, also made us a call while on his way back to college this 

We are represented on the University Banjo Club by Frank S. Taylor, '92. 
Lewis W. Emerick, '91, is one of the candidates for the position of coxswain for the 
'Varsity eight Albert P. Fowler, '91, was chairman of the Sophomore Banquet 

During the winter term a chapter of the Alpha Phi Sorority was established at 
Sage College, making the fourth ladies' sodety in the University. 

We are at present agitating very seriously the subject of a chapter-house. 
Realizing our need of a house which we may call our own, our alumni have taken 
hold of Uie matter very enthusiastically, and having already obtained a site on 
the campus, we hope that^next £Edl will see the foundations laid for a Ddta Upsilon 


Few events have taken place since our last quarterly letter to ruffle our tem- 
pers or interest our brothers, but if our annals are uninteresting we have been 


The announcement, daring last term, of last year's honors, gave Delta U. the 
first two men in '91, and now we have good hopes of the third place. Last tenxk 
occurred an important event in our fraternity circles — Alpha Digapnma, a local soci- 
ety, became extinct. It was the second fraternity founded here, being organized 
in 1859, and on its rolls are to be found the names of some of the most eminent 
alumni of the college. It had seen some very prosperous times, and during them 
had founded a scholarship. But of late years they faOed to mauntain a high and 
uniform standard of morality, and also dwindled in numbers until continuance was 
impossible, revival hopeless, and death the only alternative. None of their men 
have as yet joined other fraternities. 

In general, it was with satisfaction that we closed last term. But it was with 
sad hearts that we assembled in our dear old hall at the opening of this term, for 
one of our counselors was gone. Last year the college lost its two oldest profes- 
sors within four months of each other, and we were not yet accustomed to oar loss 
when, during last vacation, we were surprised and shocked by the death of our 
brother and beloved Professor, Oscar H. Mitchell, '75, who held the chair of math- 
ematics and logic. He always maintained an active interest in the wel£u-e of our 
chapter, giving most valuable counsel, and was a great favorite with the students. 
This is one of the greatest losses our chapter and the Delta Upsilon Fraternity has 
ever sustained. With all his learning, his quiet, unassuming manner, his generos- 
ity, modesty and high Christian example were most conspicuous and admirable. 


The Syraaue Chapter is able to report a rather happier and more encourag- 
ing state of afiairs than was the case when our last chapter correspondence was 
forwarded. Then one of the brothers had recently died of typhoid fever, while six 
others were either ill with, or convalescing bom the same disease. Of these six, 
five have already returned to college and resumed work. These are Brothers 
McKenzie, Robertson and Transue, of '89, Brother Jenner, of '90, and Brother 
Samuel, of '91. Brother Transue, alone of the Senior brothers who have returned, 
does not expect to graduate until 1890. The seventh of our patients. Brother 
Brackett, '89, is not yet sufficiently recovered to resume his college work, but ex- 
pects to graduate with the class of '90. To the chapter the misfortune of these 
two brothers will not be without some advantage, as they will now reinforce our 
unusually small Junior delegation of four. 

One more has been added to the number of chapter-houses at Syracuse. 
Alpha Phi, a sorority chapter, enjoys the distinction of having led in this matter. 
Next came Delta U., and now Delta Kappa EpsUon has just rented a comfortable 
dwelling-house, located midway between the city's center and the University. It 
may not be out of place to say that the two former houses are owned and not rented 
by the chapters occupying them. 

It is expected that the Onondagan^ our University annual, will be out within a 
week. This number will be of especial interest to Delte U's, as Brother Clark, '90, 
is editor-in-chief of the Publishing Board. At the semiannual election of the 
University Herald Board, Brother Walsworth, •89, was elected editor-in-chief, 
Brother Clark* '90, literary editor, and Brother SomerviUe, '90, business man- 


ager. On the University ball nine Delta U. has two men. Brothers Transue, 
'89, and Wright, ^gi. Since the last issue of the Quarterly we have suffered the 
loss of two brothers, Fisher and Marvin, of '91, who have left Syracuse and intend 
completing their college course at Yale. 


Scarlet fever, small-pox and Lent have united with a vengeance in breaking^ 
up society events for the past two months. Personally we had more dealings with 
the scarlet fever than anything else, but the victim, Fred. C. Hicks, has long since 
recovered in good shape. The Alpha I>elt*s and Psi U.'s had a tussle with small- 
pox, and people generally are affected by Lent. 

However, we have had a glorious time together in every way, and it is by no 
means ended yet Our *' corporation *' has been down to see us in regard to the 
advisability of putting a new veranda on our house. It is going to be a ** whop- 
per," and if we don't appreciate it at our June hop — why, it will be because ham- 
mocks and fair maidens fiul in their part We fed a solid sort of satisfaction, too, 
about our work, because we have really had some good programmes. We have an 
Executive Committee that takes special pride in springing a programme on us 
about two hours long — so long, in fact, that <* Lo— the — poor — sub ** often grows 
uneasy, and pines for liberty and the euchre deck ; but we have decided it is good 
for us, and there is no shirking duty in that department In fact, from a perusal of 
the Quarterly I think our programmes must be somewhat unique in their char- 
acter. We differ from Wisconsin in our business meetings, I judge, in that ours 
are not informal. We try to employ the best parliamentary forms and etiquette, 
and any breach of such usage is at once noticed and criticised by the ever- vigilant 
** P. G." Declamations, impromptus, jokes and fun do not seem to play as large a 
part in our programmes as they do at Rutgers, Indeed, when we work we work, 
and then we have our ** jamboree," with a big J. We have had no '* public " for 
three years, and aren*t very sure we want any more. We should like to hear what 
other chapters consider an average programme with them. 

We are having a tennis court made that certainly is going to be fine. It is so 
level now that you can stand a nickel up on edge anywhere on it without having its 
equanimity at all disturbed. But, best of all, on either side of the lot there dwells 
a fair maiden. So, all in all, we expect all the blazers and skill in Delta U. wHl 
shortly be exhibited here, twirling the elusory sphere. 

Delta U., with the rest of the college world, mourns the recent loss of Profes- 
sor George S. Morris, Professor of Philosophy in the University of Michigan. He 
was one of the ablest scholars in the University. A man of high attainments, be- 
loved by all his classes, whose best interests he always considered. His place can 
hardly be filled. 


Since last we were heard from, in the November Quarterly, we have been 
enjoying a sound and vigorous chapter life. Our present membership is twenty- 
six. Domestic relations are periect. We read with delight the Febnury Quart. 
XRLY, and experienced a sense of real satisfaction that we were a part of so great* 


prosperous and liberal a fraternity as Delta Upsilon. We extend greetings and 
congratulations to our sister chapters, and desire our voice to be heard from the 
lusty West as a strong and certain sound, worthy of otu* splendid organization. 

Our steady-going University has just received two substantial additions in 
the completion of the Observatory and Dormitory buildings. Of the former we 
are proud, and as Delta U.'s particulariy so, since Professor George W. Hough, 
l/nian, '56, is its worthy and competent director. 

On February 21st occurred an event which has come to be fAt social afiair of 
the year in the University, our annual banquet. It took place at the Avenue 
House, where covers were laid for nearly one hundred guests. The supper was 
elaborate, the ff§mu card a work of art, and the toasts felicitous and brilliant. 
Herbert G. Leonard, '89, acted as master of ceremonies. Robert H. Holden, '90, 
responded to the toast «« George Washington ;" Hugh D. Atchison, '87, to ** The 
Gentlemen ;** John Haggerty,*9i, '* The Ladies ;" the Hon. George W. Kretzinger, 
CMcfi, '39, to " When and What ;" and the Hon. £. B. Sherman, Middlebury, *6o, 
to ** Evolutions. " Eight chapters of the Fraternity were re p res en ted. Of the alumni 
there were present : the Hon. E. B. Sherman, Middlehury^ '60; Professor George 
W. Hough, Union, '$6 ; the Rev. A.W. Uoyd, Williams, '58 ; Professor Victor C. 
Alderson, Harvard, '85; Parke £. Simmons, Esq., Cornell, *8i; Frederick Amd, 
Amherst, '82 ; Edward M. Winston, Harvard, '84 ; Allyn A. Packard, Cornell, 
'86; Addison Kingsbury, Marietta, '88; Harris H. Wilder, Amherst, '86; the 
Rev. Richard H. Pooley, Northwestern, '82; William H. Foster, Esq., North, 
western, '85, and many others. 

Elvin £. Scott, '90, is business manager of the Northwestern, the college 
paper, a position of substantial emoluments as well as honor. Ray C. Harker, '91, 
is one of the associate editors. In competition for the Norton Prizes in Declama- 
tion, Phi Kappa Psi, BeU TheU Pi and Phi Delta TheU met us. Our man, 
Charles W. Denny, '90, took the prize in forensic declamation, an honor which 
the chapter has secured for five consecutive years. For the Gage Debate Prizes, 
with Beta Theta Pi and Phi Kappa Psi for rivals, Brother John H. Haggerty, '91, 
took the first prize. Beta Theta Pi came in for second. We are very proud of 
Leonard L. Skelton, '85, for the honors he brought us at the Commencement of 
the Chicago Medical College, in taking the $50 Prize and securing two positions as 
interne in Chicago hospitab. John H. Haggerty and Charles M. Denny represent 
us on the Syllabus, the college annual. Samuel S. Farley, '89, is teaching botany, 
and Erman J. Ridgway, '91, is teaching elocution in the Preparatory School. In 
athletics Brother Ridgway still sustains the honor of the chapter, being pitcher on 
the college nine and half-back on the foot-ball team. 

We are hard at work on wajrs and means to realize a chapter-house in Evans- 
ton before many years. We are in earnest in this matter, and soon expect to see 
some tangible results. 

We noted in the February Quarterly extracts from the organs of Phi Delta 
Theta, Phi Kappa Psi and Sigma Chi relative to our non-participation in the 
so-called " Pan-hellenic banquet " here last winter. The paragraph from Phi 
Delta^Theta was just and truthful. We thank them for their kindness and friend- 


ship. The others are uncandid and partially false. The Sigma Chi says we asked 
to be admitted. We did not The Fhi Kappa Psi SkUld refers to Beta Theta 
Pi, Phi Kappa Psi and Sigma Chi as "the three leading fraternities*' of the 
college. Facts testify that not only in nambers, but in men, prises and honors 
taken during the past three years, and particularly in social position held in the 
college, we are so £Eur beyond each of them, that in candid local opinion, there 
is hardly any call for comparison. We were not left out of the *'Pan-hellenic 
banquet ** because of our '* non-secret proclivities,*' but because, single handed, we 
were too much for the ''Triple Alliance,'* Beta Theta Pi, Phi Kappa Psi and 
Sigma Chi. They could not distance us by fair means, they resolved to do it by 
foul, and instituted a movement in which we were purposely igpnored. The ban- 
quet was a boyish effort to bring Delta Upsilon into disgrace in the college rather 
than the result of especial affection which the participants entertain for each 
other. We have great admiration for Phi Kappa Psi, and esteem it as one of the 
strongest and most progressive of Western fraternities; but we object to being 
the object of the vituperation of its local editor, one whose splenetic disposition and 
imagined talent for spicy paragraphing unfit him for the capacity of contributor 
in these days of enlightened and liberal Greek-letter journalism. 


Leon S. Griswold, '89, has been elected captain of the 'Varsity Lacrosse team. 
William F. Pillsbury, *89, as usual, won the first prize on the flying rings, and on 
the parallel bars, at the recent in-door meetings of the Athletic Association. 

A very successful card party and dance was given last month by the members 
of the chapter. Brother Bennett, '88, entertained the chapter very pleasantly at 
his house in Brighton, April 12th. 

WiliamC. Kitchin, Syracuse, *82, who is in the Graduate Department studying 
English philology and literature, gave us a very interesting talk one evening 
about Japan, where he has passed a number of years. 

A small reading-room has been started in connection with the chapter rooms, 
• where several of the leading periodicals are kept, and Brother Howard has been 
elected Librarian. The chapter is prospering intellectually, physically and 

Wilson N. Palmer, *90, who was obliged to give up his college work on account 
of sickness, is to spend the remainder of the year abroad, joining his class again 
next falL 

A Harvard Graduate Club of Delta Upsilon has recently been formed, with 
Albert A. Gleason, *86, President, and Frank G. Cook, *82; Robert S. Bickford, 
'85; John H, Gray, '87, and Joseph L Bennett, *88, Vice-Presidents. The chapter 
expect to derive great benefit from this organization. 

Hugh McCuUoch, Jr., '91, has recently been elected an editor of the Harvard 

When the final elections to the Phi Beta Kappa from *89 were announced, 
three of our members were found to be on the list, Brothers Bunker, Pillsbury and 
Wright It was noticeable that all three of them were among the few chosen to 
respond to toasts at the initiation at the Victoria Hotel in Boston. 



Those who are not attending State institutions cannot well appreciate the stir 
and bustle of the college year during the session of the Legislature. It is not so 
much that the students desire to learn the ways of their law-makers, so much as it 
is that generally there are several bills in the interest of the University, to which 
most students give a good deal of attention. This has been especially the case this 
year; the University has had many bills in the Legislatiire, most of them calling for 
appropriations, and so the Professors and students have haunted the capitol a good 
deal. One bill in particular, appropriating $65,000 for a drill-hall and gymnasium, 
has been of interest to the students as it has been in a sense fothered by them. In 
many ways it is unfortunate that the University should be thus dependent upon the 
Legislature, but this year it has fared very well, the gymnasium bill being the only 
one whose £&te is yet uncertain. 

In college circles the most important event lately is the appearance of the 
Annual. It b decidedly better than any of its three predecessors and will compare 
quite favorably with similar publicatious of other colleges. Its register shows that 
tiie present attendance is 711. 

The months have slipped away rapidly since the chapters greeted each other 
at Cleveland, and we are beginning to consider our year almost done. It has dealt ' 
kindly with us. Four men have been initiated, and in failing to secure more we 
have been somewhat unfortunate, but we have the satisfaction of seeing ourselves 
grow steadily, if slowly. We shall probably lose six men at the close of the year. 
In positions ** and all that '' we have done fairly well. Both of our Seniors are on 
the general staff of the college paper; one has a commencement appointment and 
the other is class poet. We hold or have held the Presidency of a number of societies 
and organizations of importance, and one of our new men has a commission as lieu- 
tenant in the University battalion. 


Our spring term opened with everything booming in college affairs. Coin- 
cident with our return, the season of base -ball opened, and, with some practice, the 
ieam defeated the University of Pennsylvania, proving an interesting event in our 
term. Nothing is in such good working condition as Delta Upsilon. She numbers 
nineteen, firmly united in the Delta U. spirit of brotherly love. Two of our mem- 
bers are not with us much ; they go out to preach, and have regular charges, 
building up the fields to the satisfaction of all. One of our new members was 
chosen to fill an important position in Washington Literary Society, in which 
Brother Grube, '89, has presided for some time as President. S. Yamada is Presi- 
dent of the Class of ^91 and King of the ** Shogi " (Chess) Club. William J. Kars- 
lake and S. Yamada responded to toasts at the Sophomore class supper. Benjamin 
M. Gemmill, '89, is President of the Sigma Gamma Society or the Senior honorary 
society. Aaron H. Vancleeve, a brother of the Lehigh Chapter, makes frequent 
calls upon us. We are always much pleased to see our brothers from sister insti- 

Harry Hempstead, '91, was present at the anniversary banquet of the Penn^ 
sylvttfua Chapter, and reports a royal good time. 


Last term a new chapter was added to the ab-eady large number of fraternities 
in our college. The Phi Chapter of the Theta Delta Chi was revived, after a period 
of three years' inactivity, with thirteen members. The original chapter was estab- 
lished here in 1866, and continued in a weak condition till 1886, when it finally 
•died out. The college world was somewhat startled when the news came to us, bat 
we are now becoming reconcfled to the new order of things. 

A history of Easton, by Uzal W. Condit, Williams, '47, has just been pub- 
lished. One chapter is devoted exclusively to Lafayette College, and gives a full 
account of the workings of the college from its establishment in 1832. It contains 
portraits of the different Presidents and several members of the Faculty, including 
Doctor Addison Ballard, Williams ^ '42, Professor of Moral Philosophy. 


The annual banquet of the Columbia Chapter, held in honor of her fourth 
birthday, took place on Tuesday, May 14th, at Morello's Caf6. At nine o'clock 
the undergraduate members of the chapter, the alumni and the visiting brothers sat 
-down to enjoy the dainties bountifully provided, and to applaud the well delivered 
toasts which followed : 

Brother William J. Warburton, '90, acted as toastmaster, and after a few 
opening remarks he introduced the speakers of the evening, as follows : 

Columbia Chapter, .... William Euclid Young, Jr., '91 

'* We that are in the vaward of our youth." 
Twenty-four more .... Samuel M. Brickner, Rochester^ '88 

''Comparisons are odorous." 
Sisters and other girls .... Willard Vinton King, Jr., '89 

*' My only books are woman's looks." 

Alma Mater Harrison Teller Slosson, '89 

** How infinite in faculties." 

Alumni Charles Seabury Eytingb, '87 

'* Some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltness of time." 
The Camp . - - - William Francis Campbell, New York, '87 

"When he do, he do enjoy himsell" 

Athletes Hewlett Ralston Connell, '90 

•* Ye are wondrous strong, yet lovely in your strength." 

•Quid Erit Thornton Bancroft Penpield, '90 

" O, my prophetic soul ! " 

Delta UpsUon Harry Wells Brush, '89 

*' May his tribe increase ! " 

Besides the members of the chapter, Brothers W. Francis Campbell, Nno 
York, '87; Walter E. Merritt, Amherst, '87; Lincoln Pdrce, New York, '91, and 
Robert J. Eidlitz, Cornell, '85, were present and aided much in the merriment 

The committee consisted of Henry W. Brush, '89; Henry B. Turner, Jr., '89; 
Arthur P. Dunkly, '92, and Charles S. Eytinge, '87. The m6nu cards were printed 
an bke and gold, and were designed by Brother Turner, '89. 



In the July, 1888, Quarterly, I recorded the moving of the chapter from its 
original quarters at West Somenrille to a new hall at West Medford. This act 
was not desired on our part, but we were compelled to do so on account of the 
property in which our hall was situated changing hands. Since my communication 
to the last Quarterly, however, arrangements have been made whereby we have 
been enabled to return to the old place. The rooms have been enlarged and 
thoroughly renovated, and are in every way more desirable than before. These 
are the same rooms that the chapter occupied when first organized, and where we 
£eel most at home. We hope to be able to remain here until we have a chapter- 

The chapter read with much pleasure that we should be furnished with the 
publications of other fraternities, especially since we feel that we shall not suffisr 
by comparison. 

Some changes have taken place among us. Brother Clarence F. French, 
formerly of '88, and more lately of the Harvard Law School, has returned to finish 
his course and take his degree of A.B. Arthur Q. Dunmore, '91, has accepted a 
position in a banking house in Boston, and will enter upon his duties in a few days. 
Brother Dunmore's home being near by, he will attend the meetings as usual, so 
we shall only half lose him. 

Our College Glee Club is exceedingly fortunate in having so fine an elocution- 
ist as Brother John B. Weeks. Wherever the club appears, his selections are 
always one of the chief features of the evening. Brother Weeks intends to go upon 
the stage at an early date, and is taking a special course in literature and modem 
languages, with that end in view. 

To speak generally, the chapter is prosperous. The meetings are well 
attended, and the feeling of unity manifest between each and every man gives us a 
sense of security and strength against any unforeseen danger. 

depauw university. 

DePauw once more greets her sister chapters of Delta Upsilon. There was a 
time when we were younger and more timid than we are now, for we were then 
called the *'Baby." Now we feel quite strong, and fully able to contend with 
the ups and downs of college life. The youngster's mantle has been transferred 
from Hoosier soil, and now finds a resting place on the " Baby's'* shoulders in the 
City of Brotherly Love. 

W^e look forward to the coming of each Quarterly with eagerness, and must 
not pass the subject without extending to Brother Crossett our hearty compliments 
for such a readable publication. He calls things by their right names, though the 
guilty squirm. 

We are on sociable terms with the other fraternities here, and come in for our 
due share of the spoils incident to college politics ; yet factional lines have not beea 
drawn so rigidly this year as formerly. The spirit of Pan-hellenism has grown 


since the establishment of the annual Pan-hdlenic Banquet, which, together with the 
changes in the manner of electing most of the college representatives, has broken, 
to some extent, the arbitrary power of factions. 

At a popular election of liie students, held recently. Brother Frank M. Smith, 
*9i, was chosen base-ball manager for the coming season. The ball team is one of 
the best college nines in the State, and Manager Smith fully expects to win the 
College championship for 1889. But two popular elections have been held thus 
far this year, Delta Upsilon being successful in both. Thus it seems that we are 
securing our full share of honors along that line. 

Our hall is well located, and has been much improved in appearance within the 
last year. Our meetings are both a pleasure and a profit, and are made up of 
literary exercises, music, and a good social time. The initiations are interesting^ 
and especially so to those who become so fortunate as to ** ride the goat.'* 

We have recently initiated two excellent men from the class of '92, and were 
congratulated by other fraternities in securing such desirable additions. The 
chapter now numbers sixteen men, and is in better working order than at any time 
since its founding. We recently had the pleasure of a visit from Brother Seward 
N. Transue, Syracuse^ '89, who was traveling through Indiana. He is a loyal 
Delta U., and we extend to him and all others who may pass this way at any time 
a cordial and fraternal welcome. 


The Permsyhfoma Chapter is glad to report prosperity and success for that 
part of the college year passed. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Arthur Conover Thomson, so that 
our Freshmen contingent now numbers five. Brother Thomson won the second 
prize ($10) in competitive examination in Greek prose, and Brother LafTerty, '92, 
the first prize ($15) in Latin prose composition, and Brother Jamison obtained third 

The chief event of the year was our first annual banquet, held at the Colonnade 
Hotel on the 21st of March. At it were represented four other chapters — Brothers 
James A. Collins, '58, and Guy Hinsdale, '79, of Amherst^ Frederic SchoflF, Cornell^ 
'71, Arthur L. Benedict, Michigan^ '87, and Harry N. Hempstead, Lafayette^ '91. 
Had it not been for conflicting engagements we would have had more. The oc- 
casion was a thoroughly enjoyable one and the pleasures of having old and young 
brothers in Delta Upsilon seated together at the board of the **Baby '* chapter was 
only surpassed by the fraternal and loyal spirit evinced in the speeches of those 
who had trodden the paths of college life in earlier days. 

Till last week the interest of the college was centered in the boat race, which 
this year proved to be an extremely exciting aflair. The '* Sophs*' with a 
lighter crew won by about two boats* lengths over their chief opponents,, 
the Medicals, who were followed by the Dentals. The Juniors, with only 
six men in an eight-oared shell, were allowed fourth place on a foul by 
the Freshmen* One of the Freshmen broke his outrigger, and not wishing^ 
to be a passenger, jumped overboard and swam ashore. Brother Deacon, '91, waft 


captain and coxswain, and Brother Johnson, '91, a member of [the victorious creir. 
Brother Deacon is likewise first lieutenant of the college boat dub and coxswain of 
the college crew that is to row Yale, Comdl and Columbia at New London. 
Brother Sypher, ^90, rows bow in the college eight At the Midwinter athletic 
meeting held at the Academy of Music, Brother Little, '90^ won the running high 
jump. Brother Colladay, *9i, is President of the College Tennis Assodatkm, 
and Vice-President of the College Cricket Association! 

The college at present is having a season of exceptional growth and prosperity. 
Besides the new library, which is rapidly nearing completion, plans have been 
submitted and approved for the alumni hall and the dormitories, for which grouxid 
will soon be broken. A large tract of land east of the college has also been 
purchased and the University has offered sites to several scientific institutions if they 
will build thereon. At the Washington's Birthday celebration, which is alwajrs an 
occasion here for a flow of songs and speeches highly complimentary to the coQ^e, 
Provost Pepper gave an outline of what the University expected to be able to do 
ere long in the way of acquiring more land and erecting more buildings. The 
outlook is certainly very promising. Through the several faculties the University 
had the honor last year of carrying off four prizes— ^the Magellenic Premium was 
Awarded to Professor Houpt, the Cuvier Medal to Dr. Seidy, the Fothergill Piixe 
to Dr. Hare and a title of honor to Dr. S. Weir Mitchell by the University of 

At the Washington's Birthday celebration. Brother Augustus W. Buck, 
iVUliams^ '88, delivered the Declaration of Independence. 

Miss Rosebud — "What fraternity pin is that you have on, Mr. 
Senior ?" 

Mr. Senior — **Chi Upsilon." 

Miss Rosebud — "And to what one do you belong, Mr. Fresh- 

Mr. Senior — "Oh, he belongs to the Great American Tea Com* 
pany, Miss Rosebud." 

Mr. Freshman — " Ha ! what? Where did you get that from I" 

Scene, Delta U. chapter-house : 

Deliveryman — "Can you tell me where Mr. House lives?" 
Student — " No ; I don't know of any such person around here." 
Deliveryman — "Well, I must take back this order, then, for I 
<:an't find where the man lives." 

Student — " What was the name?" 

Deliveryman — " D. U. House." 

Student thinks he knows where "he" lives. — UnroersUy Herald, 

%n ipjemoriam. 


RUTGERS, '70. 

Students at New Brunswick early in the *7o*s will be grieved to hear of the 
<leath of Rev. J. Fred. McLaury, which occurred at Byron, N. Y., January 30th, 
after an iUness of three weeks. Mr. McLaury was bom of most excellent Christian 
parentage, in or near Delhi, N. Y., graduated at Rutgers in 1870, and entered 
the Theological Seminary at New Brunswick; but being earnestly pressed by a 
little Presbyterian congregation in the Western Catskills to give them the Bread of 
Life, for which they were famishing, he left the Seminary before the conclusion of 
liis course and became their pastor. Here he faithfully prosecuted his studies, and 
was in due time examined by the Presbytery upon the full curriculum and ordained 
to the ministry. He continued three or four years in this charge, when he removed 
to the Presbyterian Church in Canoga, Seneca County, afterwards to Marathon, 
and finally to Byron, Genesee County, where after about six years of service he 
finished his course. Brother McLaury, notwithstanding his constant sufferings 
from asthma, was a very effective pastor and preacher. It was my privilege to 
spend some days with him on three different occasions in his early ministry, and I 
was greatly impressed with his noble Christian manliness. He seemed to me singu- 
larly free from thought of self in all he did. In spite of his delicate health he was 
untiring in his work, and ever ready for any call to help another. In his first 
charge, at Shavertown, in the Catskills, there was occasion for such self-denial as 
is not often found even among home missionaries. The house he occupied was the 
plainest kind of a mountain cottage — really it was an unpainted cabin not so good 
as most of those of the poor people around him— but it was the best he could get, 
and not a word or act betrayed discontent with his humble lot. By all who knew 
him he will be especially remembered for a very winning geniality of manner, 
whose spring was a most true and warm heart. There was a lively play of 
humor in his intercourse with friends, but it was never tinctured with the acid of 
sarcasm. His daily life was a daily sermon on Christian love and self-fbrgetfiilness. 
All of us who knew him feel that he gave us some of our best impulses to good- 
ness. In our hearts he lives, and we are poorer as we realize that we shall never 
take him by the hand or look into his manly face again. Mr. McLaury was never 
married. A widowed sister presided over his home from the first, and with a large 
family mourns the best of brothers gone. — Christian Intelligencer^ February 20, 

Resolutions adopted by the Rutgers Chapter, February 7, 1889 : 
Whereas t Almighty God, in His infinite wisdom, has seen best to take to Him- 
:9elf our esteemed and honored brother, John Frederick McLaury, of the class of *70, 
in the midst of a life of usefulness, we, the Rutgers Chapter of the Delta Upsilon 
Pratemity, do hereby resolve — 


That, Sincerely mourning our loti, we bow in humble sabmisnon to tbt 
Divine WiU; 

Tka/, We desire to expre« our heart-fdt sympathy to the bereaved relatrres 
and friends; 

Tka/, In token of our affliction, our Fraternity badges be draped for tiiirty 

TAaf, A copy of these resolutions be sent to the afflicted rdatives, and be pub- 
lished in Tkr Targum and the Delta Upsilon Quartb&ly. 

John T. DeWitt, '89, 
Elias B. Van Arsdalb, '90^ 
Herbert B. Roberts, '91, 

In hthalf of the Rutgtrs CkafUr. 

marietta, '75. 

Professor Oscar Howard Mitchell was bom in Locke, O., October 4, 185 1, and 
died in Marietta, March 29, 1889. He was the son of Spencer and Harriet Mttxrhell 
and the eldest of a family of five brothers and three sisters. His early li£e was spent 
on the farm, and his early education was acquired in the country schools. By pri- 
vate study and the help of teaching he was enabled to spend two years in the Mt* 
Vernon High School, where he fitted for college, entering the Freshman class at 
Marietta in September, 1871. 

He was well advanced in mathematics on entering college, but inadequatdy 
fitted in languages. By diligence and steady application he made himself equal to 
the best in the classics, and attained at graduation second rank near the first in & 
class of twenty -two. From the ease wiUi which he did his mathematical work, he 
often chafed under the slow progress of the class due to those whose inclinations 
or abilities were less than his own in this branch. This experience influenced no 
doubt his method of individual teaching, which he followed afterwards, so far as 
time would allow, in his own college classes. He believed in giving every man a 
chance to do his best. His ideal of a college is thus expressed in his own words : 
** If I were to found a college after my own liking, I would have but one rule : I 
would admit and keep only those who were willing to do their best." 

In hb Sophomore year he taught a very successful term of School at Newport^ 
which is still remembered there in their recently seeking his advice in securing new 
teachers. Near the end of his Junior year the death of his £sther placed upon 
him, as the eldest son, many new duties in managing the education of his brothers 
and sisters. These duties he assumed, and with energy, self-sacrifice and con- 
scientiousness abundantly fulfilled his father's last request. Three of his brothers 
have graduated from Marietta, the fourth being midway in his course, whUe the 
sisters have also been liberally educated. 

After graduation he was for three years principal of the Marietta High School.. 
But feeling the impulse to higher attainments and the need of more extended pro* 
paration for the work of teaching, he entered on a course of advanced study iik 


mathematics and logic at Johns Hopkins Uniyersity, where he was graduated in 
1882 with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Three of his four years'[residence 
at the University he held the honor of Fellow in Mathematics. His successful 
career at Johns Hopkins is indicated in another column by a letter of Professor 
Sylvester, whose pupil he was, and who, now holding the chair of mathematics at 
Oxford, Eng., is recognized everywhere for his profound mathematical genius and 
originality. Professor Mitchell published several articles in scientific journals, and 
especially a paper on '* A New Algebra of Logic," the high character of which 
is estimated below by one who from knowledge of the author and the subject is 
most competent to speak. In 1881 he became a member of the London Mathe- 
matical Society. The next year he received an appointment to the Tyndall Fel- 
lowship, which would have enabled him to spend a year in scientific study abroad. 
Of this honor he was justly proud, and always prized it perhaps more highly than 
any other. But he had previously accepted a call to the chair of Mathematics and 
Astronomy at Marietta, made vacant by the death of Professor Rosseter, and £elt 
obliged to decline the offer of the Fellowship. 

His long course of preliminary training, added to hb native gifts, admirably 
fitted him for the position he was to fill at Marietta; and the college secured with* 
out doubt one of the best equipped of the young mathematicians and astronomers. 
Fullness of knowledge, logical clearness of presentation, richness of illustration and 
enthusiasm for his subject made his teaching an inspiration to those who sat under 
him. He was a teacher of abundant reserve force, and he had the influence which 
such a force exerts. His power, too, was enhanced by his manifest desire to be use- 
ful to those who wished to learn. The arrangement of his work was not made to 
suit his own convenience, but with a view to the greatest profit of the students. 
The doubling of his own labor, which this frequently occasioned, was not even ^ 
considered. With full knowledge of the value of clear ideas, he persisted in an 
explanation till every point was comprehended. He was a constant student of 
methods, and not long since he spent some time in the leading universities in the 
East to observe the ways there, that the mathematical teaching at Marietta might 
be equal to the best. Such steadiness of aim could not fail of attaining its object; 
and every one in his classes recognized the competent direction under which he 
was placed, and that the purpose of the teaching was the mental success of the 

Not only was his post occupied with that fidelity, energy, learning and devo- 
tion to which all who knew him can testify, but these qualities bore their natural 
and legitimate fruits. It was recognized in college and out that Professor Mitchell 
was a growing man. His teaching advanced steadily in excellence, and his influ- 
ence with students and fiiculty became daily stronger. His methods of thinking 
were signaUy accurate and logical. Even to details he thought out a matter with 
scientific precision. He could always give a deductive reason for his opinions. It 
was interesting to observe how apt he was to range an apparently unimportant 
event under some general scientific principle. His growth as a scientific man and 
teacher was not more marked than his growth in the personal esteem of his friends. 
He was a man that one did not sound at first meeting. While easy of approacht 


he was not lo easy fully to know. Longer and more intimate intercourse reveaded 
gradually the true worth and perfect genuineness of his nature. Undemonstrative 
and unassuming, one always knew where to find him. Without a shadow of false 
show in his manner, he was equally without a particle of false metal in his composi- 
tion. An earnest, honest, humble, sincere soul, whose guiding star was duty^ 
went out and in among us, a firiend and example to us all 

Professor Mitchell was also active outside of college circles. No duties were 
too onerous for him to undertake, and all were well performed. Of his relation to- 
the church his pastor thus speaks: '* His Christian life began early in his college 
course. This was with him not a matter of emotion or excitement, but of duty. 
From his conversion until the time of his death he was a consistent and growing. 
Christian. Naturally slow of speech, he improved his gift by practice and was an; 
efficient helper in social meetings. During the past few months his friends have- 
observed special indications of spiritual growth. We may now understand that 
God was fitting him for a change we did not anticipate. He has been for two years, 
a very efficient tnistee of the religious society with which he was connected, and 
also one of the Prudential Committee of the church. In these positions he was a. 
valuable counselor and faithful worker." 

At the centennial of Marietta, as a member of the Executive Committee, he- 
was one of the most energetic and efficient in promoting the success of the celebra- 

But his interests and aims centered in the college. He did important service: 
at her semi-centennial; and he always stood ready to undertake whatever would 
advance the usefulness of his Alma Mater. His faith in the college was equal to that 
of Dr. Andrews himself, and he believed that no better service could be done a. 
young man than to bring him under the influence of some good institution of learn- 
ing. A loyal son of Marietta, he had a brotherly feeling for his brother alunmi, 
with whom he was in frequent correspondence on matters pertaining to them and. 
to the college. Of particular interest to him was the Alumni Memorial, and he 
assumed heavy burdens in the editorial management The fifth volume, which wilL 
now contain a record of his own life, was in his hands when he laid down allhis^ 

Professor Mitchell was married in December, 1882, to Miss Mary H. Hawks, 
eldest daughter of the Rev. Dr. Theron H. Hawks (Williams^ '44), who for four- 
teen years was the beloved pastor of the First Congregational Church of Marietta*, 
and an honored member of the Board of Trustees of the College. The profoandest 
sympathy of a wide circle of friends is fdt for the bereft wife, and for the three 
little boys, the deUght of their father's life. • • • 

The following letter, by Professor Sylvester, was sent by President Oilman of: 
the Johns Hopkins University to President Andrews, in answer to a letter of in- 
quiry about Mr. Mitchell's qualifications as a mathematician. Professor Sylvester 
is considered one of the three ablest mathematicians of the world. Such high> 
praise from such an authority it has been the fortune of but few young men to win* 
and to deserve. 

C. G.. S.. 



Johns Hopkins University, 
Baltimore, 3d March, 1881. 

Dear Sir : — You ask me my opinion about Mr. Mitchell as a mathematician.. 
He has been a most diligent and intelligent student in my class for the last two or 
three years and I always entertained a very favorable opinion of his abilities, but, . 
in some work which he has recently been engaged upon, he has taken me com-, 
pletely by surprise. 

He has written two papers for our American Journal of Mathematics which will • 
be printed successively in the two forthcoming numbers. In that Journal, as yot^ 
are well aware, we only insert papers of sterling value and embodying original 
ideas. Mr. Mitchell's two papers are up to our highest standard of qualifications . 
for insertion. They are most masterly, distinguished by the most absolute 
originality both in design and execution, and I can truly say that although he 
only commenced the study of that part of mathematics (the Theory of Numbers) 
to which these papers refer in my lecture room about eighteen months ago, I 
should have been very glad, not to say proud, to have been myself the author of 
them. I look upon Mr. Mitchell as belonging to the same class of intellect as 
Franklin, Craig and Miss Ladd, and that he is morally certain, if he lives and 
perseveres, to make a distinguished name for himself in the world of science. 

Yours faithfully, 
President Oilman. J. J. Sylvester. 

We clip from The Nation of April nth : 

** Professor O. H. Mitchell, who held the chair of Mathematics at Marietta 
College, Ohio, died of pneumonia on the 29th of March, at the age of thirty -seven. 
He was one of the authors of the * Studies in Logic, by Members of the Johns 
Hopkins University.* His paper on *A New Method of Symbolic Logic,' in that 
volume, was a work of great originality, and we venture to predict that it will 
hereafter be found to be the most valuable contribution that has yet been made to . 
that subject.' 


The following resolutions were passed by the Marietta Chapter of the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity : 

Professor Oscar Howard Mitchell died at his home, Marietta, O., March 29, 

Brother Mitchell graduated at Marietta College in the class of 1875, with the 
salutatory. He was principal of the Marietta High School for the following three 
years. The next four years he spent at Johns Hopkins University, where he 
received a fellowship. From 1882 until his death he has been Professor of Mathe- 
matics at Marietta College. As a mathematician and a logician he has achieved 
distinction among the scholars of the coimtry. 

In the death of Professor O. H. Mitchell the Faculty has lost a most valuable 
member. His clear judgment, wise counsel and energetic activity, tempered by 
a profound love for the college in all its interests, made him a sustaining power ii^ 


he was not so easy fiiUy to know. Longer and more intimate intercourse revealed 
gradually the true worth and perfect genuineness of his nature. Undemonstrative 
and unassuming, one always knew where to find him. Without a shadow of false 
show in his manner, he was equally without a particle of false metal in his composi- 
tion. An earnest, honest, humble, sincere soul, whose guiding star was duty» 
went out and in among us, a friend and example to us all 

Professor Mitchell was also active outside of college circles. No duties were 
too onerous for him to undertake, and all were well performed. Of his relation to- 
the church his pastor thus speaks: '* His Christian life began early in his college 
course. This was with him not a matter of emotion or excitement, but of duty. 
From his conversion until the time of his death he was a consistent and growing. 
Christian. Naturally slow of speech, he improved his gift by practice and was an> 
efficient helper in social meetings. Daring the past few months his friends have- 
observed special indications of spiritual growth. We may now understand that 
God was fitting him for a change we did not anticipate. He has been for two years- 
a very efficient trustee of the religious society with which he was connected, and. 
also one of the Prudential Committee of the church. In these positions he was a. 
valuable counselor and faithful worker." 

At the centennial of Marietta, as a member of the Executive Committee, he- 
was one of the most energetic and efficient in promoting the success of the celebra- 

But his interests and aims centered in the college. He did important service- 
at her semi-centennial; and he always stood ready to undertake whatever would 
advance the usefulness of his Alma Mater. His faith in the college was equal to that 
of Dr. Andrews himself, and he believed that no better service could be done a. 
young man than to bring him under the influence of some good institution of learn- 
ing. A loyal son of Marietta, he had a brotherly feeling for his brother alumni, 
with whom he was in frequent correspondence on matters pertaining to them and« 
to the college. Of particular interest to him was the Alumni Memorial, and he 
assumed heavy burdens in the editorial management The fifth volume, which wilL 
now contain a record of his own life, was in his hands when he laid down all his- 

Professor Mitchell was married in December, 1882, to Miss Mary H. Hawks, 
eldest daughter of the Rev. Dr. Theron H. Hawks ( Wiiiiams^ '44), who for four- 
teen years was the beloved pastor of the First Congregational Church of Marietta*, 
and an honored member of the Board of Trustees of the College. The profoondest 
sympathy of a wide circle of friends is felt for the bereft wife, and for the three 
littie boys, the delight of their father's life. * * * 

The following letter, by Professor Sylvester, was sent by President Oilman of 
the Johns Hopkins University to President Andrews, in answer to a letter of in- 
quiry about Mr. Mitchell's qualifications as a mathematician. Professor Sylvester 
is considered one of the three ablest mathematicians of the world. Such highi 
praise from such an authority it has been the fortune of bat few young men to win* 
and to deserve. 

C. G«. S.. 



Johns Hopkins University, 
Baltimore, 3d March, 1881. 

Dear Sir : — You ask me my opinion about Mr. Mitchell as amathematidaiu. 
He has been a most diligent and intelligent student in my class for the last two or 
three years and I always entertained a very favorable opinion of his abilities, but, . 
in some work which he has recently been engaged upon, he has taken me com-, 
pletely by surprise. 

He has written two papers for our American Journal of Mathematics which will * 
be printed successively in the two forthcoming numbers. In that Journal, as yoa 
are well aware, we only insert papers of sterling value and embodying original 
ideas. Mr. Mitchell's two papers are up to our highest standard of qualifications . 
for insertion. They are most masterly, distinguished by the most absolute 
originality both in design and execution, and I can truly say that although he 
only commenced the study of that part of mathematics (the Theory of Numbers) 
to which these papers refer in my lecture room about eighteen months ago, I 
should have been very glad, not to say proud, to have been myself the author of 
them. I look upon Mr. Mitchell as belonging to the same class of intellect as 
Franklin, Craig and Miss Ladd, and that he is morally certain, if he lives and. 
perseveres, to make a distinguished name for himself in the world of science. 

Yours Euthfully, 
President Oilman. J. J. Sylvester. 

We clip from The Nation of April nth : 

** Professor O. H. Mitchell, who held the chair of Mathematics at Marietta 
College, Ohio, died of pneumonia on the 29th of March, at the age of thirty-seven. 
He was one of the authors of the ' Studies in Logic, by Members of the Johns . 
Hopkins University.' His paper on *A New Method of S3rmbolic Logic,' in that 
volume, was a work of great originality, and we venture to predict that it will 
hereafter be found to be the most valuable contribution that has yet been made to . 
that subject.' 


The following resolutions were passed by the Marietta Chapter of the Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity : 

Professor Oscar Howard Mitchell died at his home, Marietta, O., March 29, 

Brother Mitchell graduated at Marietta College in the class of 1875, with the 
salutatory. He was principal of the Marietta High School for the following three 
years. The next four years he spent at Johns Hopkins University, where he 
received a fellowship. From 1882 until his death he has been Professor of Mathe- 
matics at Marietta College. As a mathematician and a logician he has achieved 
distinction among the scholars of the coimtry. 

In the death of Professor O. H. Mitchell the Faculty has lost a most valuable 
member. His clear judgment, wise counsel and energetic activity, tempered by 
a profound love for the college in all its interests, made him a sustaining power ia. 

j62 delta upsilon quarterly. 

all the deliberations and workings of that body. Among the students he was 
universally loved and respected; his kindly interest and encouragement, and his 
pure Christian life, endeared him to the hearts of aU. 

Whereas, God has thought best to remove from active work in His cause this 
devoted servant ; and 

Whereas, We, the Marietta Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, do 
deeply mourn the loss of our beloved brother and Instructor; therefore, be it 

Resohed^ That we extend to his bereaved family and friends our sincere 
sympathy, with the earnest prayer that the One who has laid His hand so heavily 
upon them may support and comfort them in their bereavement. Also, be it 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the 
deceased, a copy be inserted in our city, college and fraternity publications. 

H. W. Dickinson, 

C. A. Ward, 

D. H. Tones, 

C. E. CoRWIN, 
In behalf of the Marietta Chapter. 

Resolutions by the Students. 

Whereas^ In the mysterious purpose of a wisdom we cannot apprehend, we, 
the students of Marietta College, are called upon to mourn the loss of a devoted, 
untiring and beloved instructor; therefore 

Resolved^ That in the death of Professor Oscar H. Mitchell we are afflicted 
with a personal sorrow. We have lost a tried and true friend, a wise and sympa- 
thetic counselor, a self-sacrificing, untiring and enthusiastic instructor of brilliant 
attainments, and, above all, the uving example of a man and a Christian of high 
puxpose and unassuming worth. Generous to a fault, feariess and frank, the 
nighest tribute to his worth must be the impress of simple manliness upon the lives 
of those with whom he came in contact. 

Resolved, That to his sad household, in this trying time, we extend our most 
sincere consolation and sympathy, and pledge our constancy, as he was wont to 
pledge his constancy to the many who sought his coimsel and help. We commend 
them to Uie goodness and love of the all-wise and beneficent God who does all things 
well, trusting where we cannot see. 

James S. Eaton, '89, 
George P. Dbshler, '90, 
JAMRS S. Devol, '91, 
W. W. Hayman, '92, 
— College Olio, Committee. 


This trite old truth we need to know. 
That, as we read, we grow ; 

That, cloistered there, 
That calm, pure air 

Brings strength and peace, 
Gives care release. 
Among the books. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennial 
Catalogue published in 1884, and with this object in view, Alumni and fhends of 
the Fraternity are eamotly requested to send items of interest, changes of address, 
etc, concerning members of the Fraternity, to the Editor, Box 2887, New 
York, N. Y. 


'37. Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field caught, as thousamds did, a terri- 
ble cold on inauguration day, and has been laid up ever since. It was a cold day 
for both parties.— AVw VcrJk IVess, March 25th. 

**An Old Lawyer" says in the St Louis Giohe-Democrat that he once heard 
Justice Field say that the worst briefs submitted to the Supreme Court of the United 
States were those of the late Jere Black. Mr. Black was a great lawyer, but was 
often very careless in the preparation of his brie£i, sometimes quoting authorities 
on th6 wrong side. 

*44. The Rev. Theron H. Hawkes, D.D., is an instructor in the School for 
Christian Workers, Springfield, Mass. 

'52. Rev. Dr. Lewellyn Pratt is to preach the annual sermon before the Ameri* 
can Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions at its next meeting. 

'61. The Rev. William P. Alcott, of Boxford, Mass., has given his collection of 
American plants, 2,500 specimens, to the Syrian Protestant College of Beirut. He 
retains his valuable collection of foreign plants, including the set gathered on the 
Greenland expedition. As one of the Vice-Presidents of the Vegetarian Society of 
America he is doing what he can to further the vegetarian movement in thit 

*6i. The Hon. George M. Carrington, of West Winsted, Conn., Judge of Pro- 
bate, was re-elected last fall for another term. He has also been re-appointed on 
the State Board of Education for four years. His health has not been good of late. 
He works almost every day, however, and writes that " recovery, while very slow, 
is apparently a matter of time only." 

'61. The Rev. Joseph Danielson, after a successful pastorate in Southbridge, 
Mass., of over eleven years, removed, last summer, to Windsor Locks, Conn., to 
accept an unsolicited call to a larger congregation in a more desirable location. 

'61. The Rev. Chauncey Goodrich, of Tungcho, China, is Secretary of the 
North China mission. A letter recently received at the office of the A. B. C. F. M., 
Boston, reports health for himself and wife, and prosperity in their work, and men* 
tions several very striking facts illastrative of the rapid movement of events ia 
China, and of the powerful influence which Western ideas and arts are already 
exerting in that Empire. Mr. Goodrich's only child died last Summer. His name 
was Chauncey Ellsworth Gcodnch, and he was a year and a half old at his death, 
which occurred July 15, 1888. 

'61. The Rev. George C. Raynolds, of Van, Turkey in Asia, is expecting to 
return to this country during the present season with Ik&s. Ra3molds, whose health 


Is very greatiy broken. Dr. Raynolds will probably not make a long stay in the 
country, as the work at Van is but poorly manned and his absence for any length 
of time cannot now be arranged for. 

'61. The Rev. George G. Smiih, Santa F^ New Mexico, removed from 
Riverside, R. I., to Santa F^ in December, 1887, to accept a call to the First 
Presbyterian church, which he had organized in 1875. The work there is import- 
ant and intimately connected with missionary operations among both Mexicans 
and Indians. Teachers and pupils in the Mission Schoob attend upon his preach- 
ing, and the officers of the army and their families, civil officers, clerks, many 
enlisted men, and a number of permanent residents are more or less under the 
influence of his church. He says : ** In my judgment New Mexico is not yet fit to 
be admitted to the Union. The Government of the United States should settle all 
questions that relate to land -grants, and should insist upon the adoption by this 
Territory of a good law for the establishment and support of unsectarian public 
schools before admitting New Mexico as a State.'' 


'46. The Rev. Ransom B. Welch, A.M., D.D., LL.D., is Professor of Christian 
Theology in the Auburn Theological Seminary, Auburn, N. Y. He was a dele- 
gate to the Alliance of Presbyterian Churches at London in July, 1888, and was 
likewise a delegate to the World's Missionary Conference in the same city. He 
has published many articles of a philosophical and historical character in the lead- 
ing periodicals of thought. 

'48. The address delivered by the Rev. Charles S. Vedder, D.D., at the unveil- 
ing of the Courtney memorial bust in Charleston, S. C, December 19, 1888, has 
been printed in a small memorial of the proceedings. The memorial is dedicated 
to Dr. Vedder for his "felicitous address in presenting the bust" 

'72. Colonel Daniel S. Lamont has been elected a Director in the Teimessee 
Coal & Railroad Company. He has also been elected Secretary and Treasurer of 
the New York Loan and Improvement Company. 

'82. Wilson Van Buren is a real estate agent at Tacoma, Wash. He is reported 
as being very successful. 

'82. Frederick D. Van Wagenen has removed from Fulton, N. Y., to Tacoma, 


'57. The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., delivered an address before the recent 
meeting of the Woman's Foreign Mission Society, held in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'69. The annual report of the State Homoeopathic Asylum for the Insane, at 
Middletown, N. Y., presents a good showing of the results of the work of Dr. 
Selden H. Talcott, '691, the superintendent, and his assistants, Drs. Williamson and 
Kinney. The number of cases treated was 672, of which 46.94 per cent were 
discharged as cured. This is a remarkable percentage, exceeding that of any 
similar institution in the country. The hospital is beautifully located on rising 
ground^ in the best part of Orange County. The grounds are ample, and the 


patients are given plenty of exercise. The death rate for 1888 was only 5.35 per 
cent. — New Yifrk Evening Telegram, 

*79. The Rev. B. Fay Mills has been doing evangelical work in Jtney City and 
vicinity with great success. At Bergen, N. J., 117 persons were received into the 

'80. The Rev. Matton M. Curtis, formerly pastor of the Beckwith Presbyterian 
Church of Cleveland, has gone to Europe on account of ill health. 


'57. The Rev. Denis Wortman, D.D., of Saugerties, N. Y., a classmate of Presi- 
dent Pepper, of Colby University, and a trustee of Union College, delivered an 
eloquent Centennial address last week in the Colby chapel upon the advance of 
Christianity in the century past and its probable greater advance in the century 
to come. 

'72. The Rev. Arthur J. Benedict has removed from Kensington, Conn., to bt« 
come the pastor of a Congregational Church at St Paul, Minn. 

'75. Charles Amd, Esq., is a Justice of the Peace in Chicago, HI., and is prac- 
ticing law with his brother, Fred Amd, at 27 North Clark street 

'75. Frank I. Babcock is a lawyer in Attleborough, Mass. 

'75. The Rev. David W. Goodale is preaching at Hillsborough Bridge, N. H. 

*75. Rudolph KauiTmann is on the staff of the Evening Star^ Washington, D. C. 

'76. The Rev. A. Bertis Hunter's address is Wolfe Hall, Denver, Colo. 

'76. The Rev. Wellington J. White is a missionary in Canton, China. He hM 
a brother, George A. White, Amhirst, '87, in Auburn Theological Seminary. 

'77. The Rev. William W. Leete has removed from Ridgefield, Conn., and is now 
pastor of the First Congregational Church at Rockford, 111. His address is 708 
Seminary street. 

'78. The Rev. Horace H. Buck is a pastor in Eureka, Nevada. 

'78. The Rev. Francis G. Burgess is rector of an Episcopal Church in Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

'78. The Rev. Thomas L. Fisher is rector of the Episcopal Church in Linden, 

'78. L. Whitney Searle is one of the New York managers of the Texas Loan 
Agency, of Corsicana, Texas, with offices at 100 Broadway. 

*79. The Rev. Nehemiah Boynton is now pastor of a Congregational Church in 
Boston, having left Haverhill, Mass., where he formerly had a charge. 

'79. The Rev. Walter Marvine's address is Durango, Col. 

'79. The Rev. Edwin C. Norton is a profScssor in Carleton College, Northfield, 

'80. The Rev. Herman P. Fisher is preaching in Ludlow, Vt. 

'81. William S. Nelson is a professor in the college at Parkville, Mo. 

'81. Fred Whiting, M.D., is spending a year in European travel and study. 

'83. Foster S. Haven is a physician at 143 West Sixty.first street, New York, 
N. Y. 

'83. George E. Hooker is a student in the Yale Theological Seminary. 

j66 delta upsilon quarterly. 

'84. Cassius M. Clark is in Peabody, Kan. 

*84. Willard C. Crocker is practicing medicine in Campello, Mass. 

'86. Frederick B. Peck is a professor in Trinidad College, Trinidad, Colo. 

*86. William F. Walker is practicing law in Proctor, Vt 

'87. Alonxo M. Murphey is at the head of the firm of Alonzo M. Murphey & Co., 
investment brokers, of Spokane Falls, Wash. Ter. 

'88. Walter £. Bunter is a teacher in the High School, Saugerties, N. Y. 

'88. Edwin P. Gleason is a student in Harvard Medical College. 

'88. Arthur B. Russell is in business at Byon Station, Ohio. 

'88. Clifton L. Sherman is in Springfield, Mass., engaged as telegraph editor 
of the Sprit^eld Union, 


'74. The Rev. Thomas S. Scott is at present located at Knoxville, Tenn. He 
was at the Auburn and Union Theological Seminaries from 1874-77; minister at 
CoUamer, O., 1877-79; Rockford, IlL, 1879-83. 

'74. William G. Jenkins is a professor in the State Asylum for the Deaf and 
Dumb at Hartford, Conn. He was formerly principal of the Arkansas Institute 
for the Deaf and Dumb. He was the salutatorian of his class. 

'75. The Rev. John P. Jones was salutatorian of his class. He is at present at 
Madura, India, in the employ of the A. B. C. F. M. 

'76. The Rev. Melancthon E. Chapin was graduated as salutatorian. He studied 
at the Weston Theological Seminary, has been a pastor at Mitchell, Dak., and is 
now at St. Lawrence, Dak. 

'76. The Rev. Samuel B. Bissell studied theology at the Yale Theological Semi, 
nary. He was pastor of a church at Memphis, Mich., from 1880-82. His present 
residence is at Cairo, Mich. 

'77. The Rev. William V. Chapin studied at Lane Theological Seminary. He 
is now pastor of a church at Chetek, Wis. 

'77. The Rev. Wilson D. Sexton was a teacher in the Western Reserve Prepara- 
tory School, 1877-78, and graduated from the Union Thelogical Seminary, 1881. 
His present address is Salem, O. 

'84. Alton C. Dustin is a member of the law firm of Sherman, Hoyt & Dustin, 
Mercantile Bank Building, Cleveland, O. 

'87. George A. Wright, salutatorian of his class, is farming at Bellevue, O. 

'88. George T. Snyder is a student in the Case School of Applied Science^ 
Cleveland, O. 


'79. The Rev. Nathan Hunt was graduated from the Newton Theological 
Seminary in 1882, and is now the pastor of the Baptist Church at Milton, Mass. 

'8a The Rev. John E. Case was at the Newton Theological Seminary, 1880-82. 
He has been a missionary at Toungoo, Burmah, since 1882. 

'81. The Rev. Fred M. Preble has accepted the pastorship of the Chestnut Street 
Baptist Church, of Camden, Me. 


'83. George W. H. Libbey, M.D., graduated at Harvard in 1888. He is now 
house physician at the City Hospital, Worcester, Mass. 

'83. The Rev. Henry H. Mauser since 1882 has been the pastor of the Baptist 
Church at Barre, Mass. 

^84. John C. Keith is an architect at Bar Harbor, Me. 

'84. Charles H. Nowell is principal of the high school at Rockport, Me. 

'85. George R. Berry is pastor of the Newton Theological Seminary, Newton 
Centre, Mass. 

*86. The Hon. Randall J. Condon was married on Tuesday, May ist, to Miss 
Eliza A. Sturtevant, in Richmond, Me. The ceremony was performed by Fresi- 
4ent Pepper, of Colby University, and several Delta U.^s were ushers. The Rich- 
mond, Me., Bee^ of May 3d, under the title of "A Brilliant Wedding," devotes a 
column to an account of the ceremonies. Brother Condon leaves Maine to accept 
a position as District Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts, where he will 
have charge of forty -five schools. His future address will be Baldwin, Mass. 

'86. Thomas J. Ramsdell, of Newton Theological Institute, recently preached 
two Sabbaths in the First Baptist Church of Augusta, *and left upon all an abiding 
impression of his intellectual power and moral worth. — Colby Echo, 

'87. Horace D. Dow is successfully serving as principal of the high school in 
Stonington, Conn. 

'87. Irving O. Palmer, who is principal of the Wareham, Mass., high school, 
visited daring his last vacation his alma mater, 

'87. Elmer A. Ricker is at Biddeford, Me. 

'88. Henry Fletcher has an admirable position in Hebron Academy, Hebron, 
Me. He is teaching sciences. 

'88. John A. Shaw has left Newton Theological Seminary to assume the pastor* 
ship of the Baptist Church in Hyannis, Mass. 


'56. John C. O'Brien responded to the toast ** Almost Anything " at the annual 
banquet of the Chamber of Commerce, at Rochester, N. Y. 

'68. Emil Kuichling has been contributing valuable articles on political economy 
to the Rochester PosUExpress. 

'81. John A. Barhite recently returned from a trip to Old Point Comfort and 

'82. The Rev. D. Johnston Myers recently received a call to the pastorate of the 
Central Baptist Church of 42d street, New York, N. Y., which he did not accept. 

'84. The Rev. George S. Swezey, of Springfield, Mass., has accepted a call to 
Peabody, Kan. 

'85. The Rev. J. Ross Lynch has been appointed one of the speakers at the exer- 
cises of the graduating class of the Rochester Theological Seminary. 

'87. The Rev. Herbert A. Manchester has recently been called to Hastings, 
Ontario Co., N, Y. 

'88. Walter Hays is about to remove to Indianapolis, where he will assume part 
management of the large " Model " clothing establishment. 



'62. A dispatch to the Journal from St Albans, Vt, says that Lyman E. Knappr 
of Middlebury, appointed Governor of Alaska, was bom in Somerset, Vt., Novem- 
ber 5, 1837. He oilisted in the Sixteenth Regiment Vermont Volunteers. He was 
made captain of Company I, and subsequently promoted to be Lieutenant-Colond 
of the Seventeenth Regiment He was assistant clerk of the House of Representa- 
tives in 1872, and since 1879 has been Judge of Probate for the Southern EHstrict 
of Addison County. Judge Knapp represented Middlebury in the Vermont House 
in 1888, and was chairman of the Committee on Corporations. The salary of the 
Governor of Alaska is $3,000 per annum. 

*72. At the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Ladd*s suggestion the Euclid Avenue Congrega- 
tional Church, Cleveland, O., has formally appointed and set apart eight lay preach- 
ers, one of them a woman. These take regular turns in preaching at the mission 
stations, and the plan thus far is working admirably. 


'60. The Rev. Richard De Witt of Wallkill, N. Y., has accepted a call to the 
Refonned Church of Flatbush, N. Y., and will take charge about May ist. 

'69. The Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D.D., of Boston. Mass., preached at the 
29th Street Collegiate Reformed Church, New York, N. Y., April 28th, on •«One 
Hundred Years of our National Education Under Divine Providence." 

'72. The Rev. William J. Leggett of Claverack, N. Y., has accepted a call from 
the Reformed Church of Belleville, N. J. 

*72. The Rev. Martin N. Wyckoff has favored us with a copy of his eleventh 
annual report of the councils of the united missions in Japan. 

'74. The Hon. Ephraim Cutter is one of the Executive Committee of the Wood- 
bridge Improvement Association. 

'75. Professor James G. Sutphen is professor of Latin language and literature at 
Hope College, Holland, Mich. 

'75. The Rev. Hendrick A. Hendrickson is the successful pastor of the church at 
EUenville, N. Y. 

'75. The Rev. John H. Salisbury is pastor of the South Presbyterian Church at 
Trenton, N. J. 

'75. The Rev. John P. Searle, of Somerville, N. J., gave his popular lecture at 
Alligerville, N. Y., January 31st on *' Egypt and its Environments." 

'75. The Rev. Benjamin V. D. Wyckoff is pastor of the Reformed Church at Read- 
ington, N. J. 

*76. Carlton B. Pierce, Esq., is a member of the law firm of Lynes & Pierce^ 
Cooperstown, N. Y. 

'76. The Hon. Foster McG. Voorhees, New Jersey Assemblyman from Union 
County, was chosen leader of the Republicans in the Assembly. He has become 
very popular at Trenton. Mr. Voorhees, the Republican leader, did not mince 
words when he arraigned the Democratic majority in the New Jersey Assembler 
yesterday for their grossly partisan conduct He told them plainly that they had 



disgraced the State and were an offense in the nostrils of honest men everywhere; 
and he urged a speedy adjournment in order to prevent still more shameful proceed- 
ings. This hint is likely to be acted on, for many Democrats must realize that the 
course of their representatives at Trenton will react disastrously on the party. It 
is only regard for the good name of the State that would lead a Republican to check 
the Democratic progress downward. — New York Tribune^ April 17th, 

'76. La Rue Vrcdenburgh, Jr., Esq., of Somerville, N. J., is treasurer of Somer- 
set County National Bank. 

*79. The Rev. Cornelius Schenck is pastor of the Trinity Reformed Church, 
Plainfield, N. J. 

*8o. Nathaniel W.Voorhces, M.D., is practicing his profession at Danville, Penn. 

'81. Edward B. Voorhees, of New Brunswick, N. J., chemist of the New Jersey 
Experiment Station, read a paper before the New Jersey Agricultural Society, held 
at Trenton, January 31st, on •* The New Jersey Experiment Station — the past year's 
work, and some outlines of future work.*' The paper gave a general insight into 
the work of the college farm and experiment station at New Brunswick. Brother 
Voorhees recently delivered an address before the Middlesex Agricultural Society of 
New Jersey. 

'82. The Indian Standard %\»Xxs that the Rev. William I. Chamberlain, though he 
arrived only a year ago in India, is already able to preach in Telega very distinctly 
and acceptably. 

*82-*83. A. Britton Havens, '82, and Henry W. Beebe, '83, have formed a law 
partnership at 18 Wall street. New York, N. Y. 

'84, The congregation of the Greenville Reformed Church of Jersey City, N. J., of 
which the Rev. William P. Bruce is pastor, has decided to erect a new structure at 
a cost of $20,000. 

'84. James G. Meyer, Esq., was married to Miss 'Annie Rothsay, of Mattewan, 
N. Y., on February 20th. Brother Meyer is very successful in the practice of law at 

'84. Charles E. Pattison expects to go to Buenos Ayres the latter part of June to 
stay two years. He will be engaged in electrical work. 

'88. Sherman G. Pitt, of Drew Seminary, preached recently in the St. James M. 
E. Church of New Brunswick, N. J, 

^88. Charles S. Wyckoff spent three weeks of March at Old Point Comfort, Va., 
in company with Professor Lansing of the Seminary at New Brunswick. 

'89. Stephen J. Keefe graduated, on March 12th, from the Medical Department 
of the University of New York. He received the second prize for scholarship, and 
also an honor. 


'70. The fifth course of Winkley lectures was given in the Junior Lecture Room, 
Bartlet Chapel, Theological Seminary, Andover, April 15th to April 9th, by E. 
Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Economics and Finance in Cornell 

'70. William Ashmore, Jr., is trying to regain his health in this country. He 
hopes soon to continue his missionary labors in China. 



'62. A dispatch to the jfoumai from St Albans, Vt, says that Lyman E. Knapp, 
of Middlebury, appointed Governor of Alaska, was bom in Somerset, Vt, Norem- 
ber 5, 1837. He enlisted in the Sixteenth Regiment Vermont Volunteers. He was 
made captain of Company I, and subsequently promoted to be Lieutenant-Colonel 
of the Seventeenth Regiment He was assistant clerk of the House of Representa- 
tives in 1872, and since 1879 has been Judge of Probate for the Southern EHstrict 
of Addison County. Judge Knapp represented Middlebury in the Vermont House 
in 1888, and was chairman of the Committee on Corporations. The salary of the 
Governor of Alaska is $3,000 per annum. 

*72. At the Rev. Dr. Henry M. Ladd's suggestion the Euclid Avenue Congrega- 
tional Church, Cleveland, O., has formally appointed and set apart eight lay preach- 
ers, one of them a woman. These take regular turns in preaching at the mission 
stations, and the plan thus far is working admirably. 


»6o. The Rev. Richard De Witt, of Wallkill, N. Y., has accepted a call to the 
Reformed Church of Flatbush, N. Y., and will take charge about May ist. 

'69. The Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D.D., of Boston, Mass., preached at the 
29th Street Collegiate Reformed Church, New York, N. Y., April 28th, on "One 
Hundred Years of our National Education Under Divine Providence.*' 

*72. The Rev. William J. Leggctt, of Claverack, N. Y., has accepted a call from 
the Reformed Church of Belleville, N. J. 

*72. The Rev. Martin N. Wyckoff has favored us with a copy of his eleventh 
annual report of the councils of the united missions in Japan. 

*74. The Hon. Ephraim Cutter is one of the Executive Committee of the Wood- 
bridge Improvement Association. 

'75. Professor James G. Sutphen is professor of Latin language and literature at 
Hope College, Holland, Mich. 

'75. The Rev. Hendrick A. Hendrickson is the successful pastor of the church at 
Ellenville, N. Y. 

'75. The Rev. John H. Salisbury is pastor of the South Presbyterian Church at 
Trenton, N. J. 

'75, The Rev. John P. Searle, of Somerville, N. J., gave his popular lectiire at 
Alligerville, N. Y., January 31st, on ** Egypt and its Environments. *' 

'75. The Rev. Benjamin V. D, Wyckoff is pastor of the Reformed Church at Read- 
ington, N. J. 

'76. Carlton B. Pierce, Esq., is a member of the law firm of Lynes & Pierce,. 
Cooperstown, N. Y. 

'76. The Hon. Foster McG. Voorhees, New Jersey Assemblyman from Union 
County, was chosen leader of the Republicans in the Assembly. He has become 
very popular at Trenton, Mr. Voorhees, the Republican leader, did not mince 
words when he arraigned the Democratic majority in the New Jersey Assembly 
yesterday for their grossly partisan conduct. He told them plainly that they had 



disgraced the State and were an offense in the nostrils of honest men everywhere; 
and he urged a speedy adjournment in order to prevent still more shameful proceed, 
ings. This hint is likely to be acted on, for many Democrats must realize that the 
course of their representatives at Trenton will react disastrously on the party. It 
is only regard for the good name of the State that would lead a Republican to check 
the Democratic progress downward. — New York Tribune ^ April 17th. 

'76. La Rue Vredenburgh, Jr., Esq., of Somerville, N. J., is treasurer of Somer- 
set County National Bank. 

^79. The Rev. Cornelius Schenck is pastor of the Trinity Reformed Church, 
Plainfield. N. J. 

'80. Nathaniel W.Voorhees, M.D., is practicing his profession at Danville, Penn. 

*8i. Edward B. Voorhees, of New Brunswick, N. J., chemist of the New Jersey 
Experiment Station, read a paper before the New Jersey Agricultural Society, held 
at Trenton, January 31st, on '* The New Jersey Experiment Station — the past year's 
work, and some outlines of future work.*' llie paper gave a general insight into 
the work of the college farm and experiment station at New Brunswick. Brother 
Voorhees recently delivered an address before the Middlesex Agricultural Society of 
New Jersey. 

'82. The Indian Standard %\jk\.t!& that the Rev. William I. Chamberlain, though he 
arrived only a year ago in India, is already able to preach in Teleg^u very distinctly 
and acceptably. 

*82-'83. A. Britton Havens, *82, and Henry W. Beebe, '83, have formed a law 
partnership at 18 Wall street. New York, N. Y. 

'84. The congregation of the Greenville Reformed Church of Jersey City, N. J., of 
which the Rev. William P. Bruce is pastor, has decided to erect a new structure at 
a cost of $20,000. 

'84. James G. Meyer, Esq., was married to Miss 'Annie Rothsay, of Matte wan, 
N. Y., on February 20th. Brother Meyer is very successful in the practice of law at 

'84. Charles E. Pattison expects to go to Buenos Ayres the latter part of June to 
stay two years. He will be engaged in electrical work. 

'88. Sherman G. Pitt, of Drew Seminary, preached recently in the St. James M. 
E. Church of New Brunswick, N. J. 

'88. Charles S. Wyckoff spent three weeks of March at Old Point Comfort, Va., 
in company with Professor Lansing of the Seminary at New Brunswick. 

'89. Stephen J. Keefe graduated, on March 12th, from the Medical Department 
of the University of New York. He received the second prize for scholarship, and 
also an honor. 


'70. The fifth course of Winkley lectures was given in the Junior Lecture Room, 
Bartlet Chapel, Theological Seminary, Andover, April 15th to April 9th, by E. 
Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Economics and Finance in Cornell 

'70. William Ashmore, Jr., is trying to regain his health in this country. He 
hopes soon to continue his missionary labors in China. 


*7i. The Rev. Daniel W. Hoyt is the City Missionary for the Baptists at Wor- 
€ester, Mass. 

'72. The Rev. Orson P. Bestor, formerly located at Madison, Wis., is pastor of the 
Baptist Church in Beloit, Wis. 

'73. Stephen Greene, formerly of Providence, R. I., is manager of the "White- 
field Mills,*' Newburyport, Mass. 

'74. The Rev. Lewis A. Pope has resigned his pastorate at Warren, R. L» and 
has taken charge of the Baptbt Church at Newburyport, Mass. 

'76. The Rev. Millard F. Johnson has removed from Foxboro, Mass., to Middle- 
boro, in the same State. 

*77. James P. Kelley has a position as teacher in the Academy at Greenwich, 

*77. John H. Tyler is a confectioner at Baltimore, Md. 

'79. The Rev. Alva £. Carpenter is rector of St. Stephen^s Church in Middleboro, 

'80. J. Lee Richmond, M.D., is practicing at Conneaut, Ohio. 

'81. George B. Brigham is a manufacturer of boots and shoes at Westboro, Mass. 

^83. Isaac B. Burgess, who has been a successful teacher at the Newport High 
School, has accepted a position at the Boston Latin School, and has removed to 
Boston, Mass. He has been added to the staff of the Chautauqua College of Liberal 
Arts, Chautauqua, N. Y., in the department of Latin. 

'83. Ray W. Greene, M.D., is located at Worcester, Mass. 

'86. Frank E. Tingley is in business in Pawtucket, R. L 

'91. Charles H. Brown has left college because of ill health, and it is feared may 
not resume his studies here. 

'91. Gerald B. Smith is teaching English and French in the Worcester Institute 
of Technology, Worcester, Mass. 

'91. Elmer A. Wilcox is teaching gymnastics at Friend's School in Providence, 

R. I. 


'72. The Rev. Judson O. Perkins is pastor of the Baptist Church of Chittenango, 
N. Y. 

'74. The Rev. George T. Dowling, D.D., has become pastor of the Reformed 
Church of Albany, N. Y. His salary is $6,500 a year. 

'75. Mr. Henry C. Lyon, agent for the Raymond Excursion Company of Boston, 
recently conducted a party of tourists to the Hawaiian Islands. 

'76. The Rev. Charles A. Nichols is still engaged in mission work among the 
Karens of Burmah. 

'78. The Rev. Thaddeus G. Cass rejoices in the marked growth and continued 
prosperity of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeton, N. J., of which he is pastor. 

'78. The Rev. Smith T. Ford, during the past winter, delivered lectures in cities 
of central New York. A daily paper, commenting on his lecture, printed the 
following : *' Mr. Ford is one of the very best platform speakers now before the 
public, and, should he enter the lecture field, he would at once take a foremost 


'78. William S. Garnsey, M.D., of Glovcrsville, N. Y., has recentiy founded an 
annual scholarship of $150, in Madison University, to benefit such students as the 
doctor may nominate. 

'79. The March Surgical Record contains an article by Dr. Edmund T. Allen 
on ** Cataract.*' 

*79. The Rev. Levi D. Temple, of the West 33d Street Baptist Church of New 
York, has just received a call to the church of Adrian, Mich., one of the leading 
churches of that State. His decision has not yet been made known. 

*8o. Professor George B. Turnbull, who is at Colorado Springs, Colo., for the 
benefit of his health, is much improved. 

'81, The Rev. Donald D. MacLaurin, pastor of the Immanuel Baptist Church of 
Minneapolis, Minn., is enjoying a vacation in England and Scotland. 

'83. The Rev. Henry A. Buzzell has resigned his pastorate at Elkhom, Wis., 
where he has been for three years, and is now in the East for a brief vacation. It 
is probable that his next pastorate will be beyond the Rocky Moimtains. 

'85. Thomas C. Ely, M.D., now resides at 657 North 22d street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

'86. William C. Whitford is a bank cashier at Brookfield. N. Y. 

*86. Albert E. Seagrave, of this year's graduating class at Crozier Theological 
Seminary, will enter the foreign mission field at Rangoon, Burmah. 

'87. William H. Cossum, of Hamilton Theological Seminary, was selected by the 
Missionary Association of Madison University and the Seminary to go to the mis- 
sion field of China as its representative. Brother Cossum expects to sail for China 
immediately after his graduation from the Seminary in 1890. 


'71. Professor Borden P. Bowne, LL.D., of Boston University, is at the head of 
the department of psychology, Chautauqua College of Liberal Arts, Chautau- 
qua, N. Y. 

'72. The Rev. John C. Van Deventer read a paper on *« Latent Possibilities of 
the Local Church ** before the Pastors* Association of the Reformed Church, May 7th. 

'73. Professor Abraham S. Isaacs, D.D., has been elected to the professorship of 
German language and literature, made vacant by the death of Professor Carroll, 
in the University of the City of New York. He continues to hold the chair of 
Hebrew and cognate languages. 

'78. Samuel L. Cooper was married at Kingsbridge, N. Y., on Tuesday, April 
30, 1889, by the Rev. Ira Dodd, to Belle, daughter of James Riddle, Esq. 

'81. The Rev. Horace G. Underwood was married to Miss Lillias S. Horton, of 
Chicago, HI., at Seoul, Korea, on the 13th of March last. 

'84. Frederick M. Crossett is to be married on Thursday, June 6th, to Miss 
Annie Hemsley, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Kidd, of Knickerbocker 
Avenue, Lake View, N. J. The ceremony is to be performed at five P.M., in the 
Second Presbyterian Church, Paterson, N. J. The couple leave immediately 
afterwards on their wedding tour. 

'84. Lewis B. Paton graduated as a prize man from the Princeton Theological 
Seminary May 7, 1889. 


"Sj. William H. Hill, of Passaic, N. J., is with Henry H. Adams, 145 Broadway, 
New York, N. Y. 

'87. The Rer. Henry B. Maarer ddivered an address on <* The Sabbath " before 
the Baptist Conference, at 9 Murray street, New York, N. Y., March 26th. 

'90. Mr. William C. Reynolds, and Miss Louise, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
A. C. Jackson, of 1499 Pacific street, were united in marriage last Wednesday. 
Mr. Frank P. Reynolds, brother of the groom, acted as best man, and Miss Ger- 
aldine Thompson, of Detroit, Mich., as maid of honor. The ushers were Mr. 
Charles W. McChesney and Mr. Charles H. Roberts. The ceremony was per- 
formed by the Rer. Turner B. Oliver. Caterer Swain furnished the wedding 
bieak^t The happy couple left for an extended tour to Washington, Cleveland 
and Chicago. The presents were numerous and costly. Among those present 
were Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Jackson, Mr. Burt Jackson, Mr. John Jackson, Miss K. T. 
Reynolds, Mrs. J. H. Spink, Mrs. E. P. Reynolds, Miss Alice Reynolds, Mr. 
Thompson, of Detroit, Mich. ; Mr. and Mrs. A. Jones, Mrs. J . S. Case, Miss Essie 
Case, Miss Daisy Harvey, of Chicago, HI. ; Miss Lita Passailaigne, Mr. and Mrs. 
Hubbard. Mrs. J. M. Cholwell, Mr. F. Melvin Crossett and Miss A. H. Kidd, of 
Lake View, N. J. ; Miss Blankensteyn, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Grannell, Mr. R. Axis- 
tin Fordham, Mr. J. T. McElhinney, Mr. E. C. Howe and Mr. T. Nucomb.— 
Brooklyn Eagle^ May I, 1889. 


'71. Frederic Schoff is Treasurer of the Stow Flexible Shaft Company, of Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

*73. The Hon. Thomas Washington, Jr., of Pittsfield, 111., is President of the 
Northwestern Cornell Association. He was a Presidential Elector on the Republi- 
can ticket last fall. 

'74. Among some of the recent scientific writings of John C. Branner are **The 
Cretaceous and Tertiary Geology of the Sergioe-Alagoas Basin of Brazil,'* *• Notes 
on the Brotocudus,** "Notes on the Fauna of the Islands of Fernando de Noronha.''* 

'74. Professor John H. Comstock, Professor of Entomology at Cornell University, 
has found it necessary to coin a new word to designate the newly erected building 
of the Experiment Station of the Cornell College of Agriculture. He calls it the 
" Insectary," to distinguish it from the Entomological Laboratory of the University. 
It consists of a two-story cottage, with a conservatory attached, and is used for 
growing living plants and for breeding the living insects which infest them. The 
Insectary is well equipped with ingenious apparatus by which the operations and 
methods of the <* pests " are watched and studied, and the best methods of pre- 
venting their ravages or destroying the insects ascertained. — Mail and Express, 

Profiessor Comstock has recently returned from Leipzig. 

*74. Professor Louis F. Henderson is teaching in the Portland High School, 
Portland, Ore. Address, 471 7th street. 

*74. Reuben B. Foster is engaged in civil engineering at South Lake, Weir, Fla. 

*75. Ernest R. Copeland, M.D., is enjoying a good practice in Milwaukee, Wis. 
, '75. Philip H. Perkins, Esq., is practicing law in Superior, Wis. 


*76. Willis G. McDowell is Deputy Clerk of Onondaga County, N. Y., County 
Clerk's office, Syracuse. 

'76. L Howland Russd is Principal of the Ellington Academy. His permanent 
address is Castile, N. Y. 

'76. James H. Stubbs is a civil engineer at 21 Vernon street, Waltham, Mass. 

'76. Professor Riokichi Yatabe was Professor of Botany and Curator of the Botanic 
Garden, in the University of Tokio, 1878-86, and in the Imperial University of 
Japan, 1886 to date. 

'76. Frank O. Young is a real estate broker at Blue Island. IlL 

'78. Charles W.Ames was Assistant on the Second Geological Survey of Penn- 
sylvania, 1877-78, assistant editor Christian Register ^ 1879. Address, 501 Grand 
avenue, St Paul, Minn. 

'78. Augustus C. de Vasconcellos is a mechanical engineer at 39 Riva de 
Hortiens, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

*79. John F. Montignani is an attorney and counselor at law, with offices at 73. 
State street, Albany, N. Y. He resides at 23 Elberon Place. 

*79. Edward T. C. Russell spent last year studying law. He can be addressed 
at Drawer W, Helena, Mont. 

'81. Frank Gary, M.D., is meeting with success in the practice of his profession 
at 3027 Indiana avenue, Chicago, Dl. 

'81. Otto M. Eidlitz has recently been elected Treasurer of the New York Cor- 
nell Club, and also one of the Trustees of the Mechanics and Traders* Exchange. 

'81. Erwin W. Thompson, manager of the Southern Cotton Oil Company, has 
removed from Montgomery, Ala., to Hotel Jerome, Columbia, S. C. 

^82. Elmer E. Bellows is engaged in the boot and shoe business at 411 Broad- 
way, Albany, N. Y. 

'82. Daniel A. Peirce received the degree of LL. B. at Columbia Law School in 
1884, and is now practicing law in Syracuse, N. Y. 

'82. Felix Rackemann, Esq., is a member of the law firm of Balch & Racke* 
mann, 39 Court street, Boston, Mass. 

'83. Harry N. Hoffman is engaged in the nursery business at 603 Hoffinan 
street, Elmira, N. Y. 

'83. Fred L. Roehrig is an architect, and has settled in Pasadena, Cal. 

'85. The address of Charles E. Curtis, for the coming year, will be Danby, N. Y. 

'85. Robert James Eidlitz, who has been studying architecture in Europe for th& 
past two years, has accepted a position in the office of Marc Eidlitz & Son,. 
Builders, New York, N. Y. 

'85-*86. Bertrand H. Fisher, '85, and Frank W. Shepard, '86, have left Cali- 
fornia and accepted positions as civil engineers at Tacoma, W. T. 

'86. In a recent number of the Library Journal, Charles H. Hall, of the Uni- 
versity library, has a paper called '* Helps for cataloguers in finding fiill names."' 
The list embraces names in many languages, and is very highly spoken o£ 

'86, Allyn A. Packard is a draughtsman with Patton & Fisher, of Chicago, BL 
Address, 3902 Lake street. 

'87. Fred W. Hebard is principal of the Angola Academy, at Angola, N. Y. 

'87. Charles W. Horr, Jr., is a real estate broker at Wellington, O. 


'88. Edward B. Barnes is on the editorial staff of the Minneapolis 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

*88. Wythe Denby can be addressed care of Denby & Cumler, EransTiIle, 

*88. James H. Edwards is a civil engineer with the Berlin Bridge Company, 
East Berlin. N. Y. 

'88. John Munro is with his father, Norman L. Munro, publisher. New York, 
N. Y. Address, 15 West 57th street. 

'88. George J. Tansey is at present studying law at Washington Law School, 
St. Louis, Mo. His permanent address is Homelands, Springfield, 111. 


The Hon. Douglass Putnam, honorary member, is living at his home in Harmar 
at the mature age of eighty-three. He has always manifested a great deal of 
interest in the chapter since its founding. He has been Secretary of the Trustees 
of Marietta CoUej^e since its founding, and has signed every diploma issued. 

'73. James H. Dye, M.D., has been a physician in Logan, O., since 1876. 

'74. Frank A. Layman is on the staff of the Pittsburgh, Pa., Chronicle- Tele- 

'74. Charles W. Rarick, M.D., is practicing medicine in Greenville, O. 

•74. The Hon. Sidney Ridgway was a farmer, 1875-76; teacher, 1876-78; 
lawyer, 1880-83; Mayor of Marietta, O., 1883-S7, and has been in Pueblo, CoL, 
since 1888. 

'75. The Rev. Samuel F. Sharpless has been pastor of the Presbyterian Church at 
Bainbridge, O., since 1884. 

'77. Charles N. Adams has been traveling with the Bostonian Opera Company 
for the year past as a baritone singer. Since January he has had a class of about 
seventy-five under his instruction in the City of Marietta. 

'78. John Anderson, M.D., is practicing medicine in Denver, Col. Address, 
2342 Steele Block. 

'78. The Rev. John B. Cameron has been located in Trinidad, Col, since 

'78. George D. Grant, M.D., is practicing medicine in Springfield, O. 

'81. Douglass Putnam, Jr., of St Paul, Minn., was in Marietta for a short time 
attending the funeral of his grandmother, March i6th. He is in the real estate 
business, and is Secretary of the Bankers' Life Association of St Paul, Minn. 

'8i, Charles G. Slack, M.E., has been visiting his mother in Marietta since last 
November. He expects to go soon to Idaho Territory, to follow his profession of 
inining engineering. He graduated at the Columbia School of Mines in 1884, and 
from then till April, 1888, he was in Colorado. His health demanded a change 
last year and he has been traveling since. 

'81. William H. Slack is cashier of the National Bank of West Superior, Wis. 

'85. Earle S. Alderman was married at the residence of the bride's parents in 
Parkersburg, W. Va., to Miss Caroline E. Nell The cermony and festivities took 
place Thanksgiving pvening, after which the bride and groom started for the East, 


where they spent a few weeks, and then returned to Marietta, which will be their 
future home. Brother Alderman is Associate Editor of the Marietta Register^ and 
proprietor of the Marietta book store. 

'85. Austin G. Curtis is engaged in orange cultivation at Gardenia, Fla. 

'89. Beman G. Davis, who left college at the close of his Freshman year, entered 
the Ohio State University last January. At the close of his first term he was elected 
to compete, in the Ohio State University Preliminary Contest, for the honor of 
representing that institution at the Ohio State Oratorical Contest, which will be held 
at Springfield next February. 

*9i. Walter C. Short, formerly of '91, is a member of Governor Foraker^s StafiT 
with the rank of captain. He helped to represent Ohio at the Inauguration and 
was in New York at the Cenntenial Celebration. 


'78. The Rev. James E. Ensign will be located another year at Omaha, Neb.^ 
where he has been for some time preaching. 

*82. William C. Kitchin, Ph.D., who is now taking a post-graduate course in 
Harvard University, has for some time been contributing to the New York Ledger 
articles upon Japan. It is now announced that in consideration of $5,000, received 
firom Robert Bonner's Sons, the publishers of the Ntw York Ledger^ Brother 
Kitchin will contribute to that publication a novel entitled, "The Fall of the 
Christians ; an Historical Tale of Japan in the Seventeenth Century." 

'83. The Rev. Charles F. Sitteriy, Ph.D., will fill a pulpit in Madison, N. J.» 
during the next year. 

'84. Professor Nicholas Knight, of Cazenovia, recently lectured at Delhi, N. Y« 


*8o. James T. Eaglesfield is a lawyer in Indianapolis, Ind. 

'81. William A. Locy is a Professer in Lake Forest University, Lake Forest, HI. 

*8i. Charles E. St. John is a teacher in the State Normal School at Ypailanti^ 

*8i. John G. Schurtz is President of a bank in White Pigeon, Mich. 

'83. Alfred M. Huycke b teaching in Fort Wayne, Ind. 

'84. Emile C. Caleyron is a lawyer in Cleveland, O. 

*86. Charles W. Dodge's address is 33 Erskine street, Detroit, Mich. 

'86. Henry M. Morrow is practicing law in Omaha, Neb. 

'86. Chauncey A. Wheeler is teaching in Ottawa, HI. 

'87. Arthur L. Benedict, M.D., has just completed a post-graduate course at the 
University of Pennsylvania, and has opened an office at 86 West Huron street, 
Buffiilo, N. Y. 

'87. John C. Richter is practicing law at La Porte, Ind. 

'88. Oliver G. Frederick can be addressed at Maumee, O. 

'88. James McNaughton is Chief Engineer of the Chapin Mine, Menominee 
County, Mich. 

'89. William H. Turner has opened a law office at 31 Madison Avenue, Detroit^ 



'81. Nathaniel C. Miller is practicing law at Colorado Springs, Colo. 

^82. The Rev. Walter A. Evans is pursuing a special theological course at 

*82. The Rev. H. Olin Cady wiites from Chun King, in West China, of hard 
fwork and good health on one of the most remote of Christian missions. The in- 
terest Brother Cady manifests in the fraternity, even though on the other side of 
the world, is an inspiration to the younger men. 

^84. Charles L. Rhodes is practicing law in Chicago, HI, No. 134 Van Buren 

'85. Leonard L. Skelton graduated from the Medical College, March 26ih, He 
greatly honored himself and the chapter by taking the Jones Prize of $50 for gen> 
eral excellence in literature, science and medicine. He also by competitive exam- 
ination won the position of inierm in Mercy and of alternate interne in Cook 
County Hospitals. 

'86. The Rev. Robert I. Fleming read on April 9th, before the Chicago Metho- 
•dist Ministers* Meeting, a paper on Browning, which was received with unusual 
favor. He has been asked to present it before the Chicago Browning Club. 

'87. Charles H. Brand is holding a responsible position in the Illinois Trust and 
Savings Bank, Chicago, IlL 

^87. Harvey A. Harding is proprietor and editor of the Oakland, Nebraska, 

*87. Benton MiddlekaufT, a member also of the Michigan Chapter, is enjojring 
vnusual success as a lawyer at Chattanooga, Tenn. 

*88. Charles £. Linebarger is engaged in original chemical investigation in con- 
nection with Dr. Long, in the Chicago Medical College. 

'88. Arthur Pattison is teaching in North Division High School, Chicago, 111. 


'85. Victor C. Alderson is teaching in Englewood, 111. 

'86. William Fogg Osgood, who is studying mathematics and physics at 
Gottingen, has been promoted from the Harris Fellowship ($500) to the Parker 
Fellowship ($700). 

'86. Edmund N. Snyder, who holds the Rogers Fellowship ($750), is studying 
philology at Berlin. 

'88. John R. Eldridge is teaching at Hopkin^s Academy, Oakland, Cal. 


'86. William E. Henkell, who graduates from the Union Theological Seminary 
this spring, has accepted a call to a church up the Hudson. 

'86. Joseph H. Tudor has been having a very successful year as principal of the 
Allegheny County Academy, at Cumberland, Md. When he took control the 
school was in a weakened condition, but, with a great deal of labor, he has brought 
it up to the position it held in years past. 

'86. Samuel Barbar, Joseph C. Harvey, Kensey J. Stewart and Charles H. Prid- 
;geon, all of '86, graduate from Princeton Theological Seminary this spring. 

love's paradox. 277 


^87. William J. Bird graduates from the Medical Department of the University of 

Pennsylvania this year. 


'86. John £. Simpson, Esq., has opened a law office at 21 Park Row, New 
York, N. Y. 

'87. Edward H. Brush is a reporter on the Buffalo Express, 

'88. Percy F. Hall has a Fellowship in Columbia College. His address is 244 
E. 13th street, New York City. 

'91. Smith E. Jelliffe has been appointed house physician to St Mary's Hospital, 

New York City. 


'86. William A. Lyndon is assistant engineer of the South Chicago Water Supply 
Tunnel, Chicago, 111. 

'87. Benjamin A. Cunningham is assistant engineer on the Schuykill and 
Lehigh Valley Railroad, and is superintendent of construction on that branch of 
the Lehigh Valley Railroad. 

'87. Charles P. Pollak, assistant to mechanical engineer, mechanical eng^ineer's 
office, C. M. and St. P. R'y, West Milwaukee, Wis. 

'88. Charles J. Parker is in the engineering department of the Lehigh Valley 
Railroad, at Mauch Chunk, Pa. 

'88. Luther R. Zollinger is in the engineers' office of the Pennsylvania Railroad, 
at Harrisburg, Pa. 

depauw university. 

'87. William L. Laufman is pastor of the M. E. church at Shelby, Mich. He 
was married in last October to Miss Bertha Bend, a graduate of Indiana University. 


'54. Samuel W. Cooke, A.M., D.D.S., is a practicing dentist at 503 Main street, 
Worcester, Mass. 


Beautiful, and true, and noble 

Was the idol of my heart; 
Long my lips had sought occasion 

Their guarded secret to impart 
But my love seemed unrequited ; 

Courage, faint, refused its part 

She could hear me praised, applauded. 

And no sign her thoughts betrayed ; 
But once, when my life was censured, 

The indignant blushes played 
On her cheeks of Parian whiteness^ 

And her secret mine was made. 

F&XD. S. RxTAN, Madison^ '89. 



'92. Eknxst Clark Bartlbtt, 

Wobum, Mass. 
'< John Grien Campbell, 

Stevens Point, Wis. 
«• WiNTHROP Benton Green, 

Newton, Mass. 


'92. GsoRGx Henry Furbeck, 

Gloversville, N. Y. 
« Alexander Orr, 

GlovcnviUc N. Y. 
** Edwin Oscar Smith, 

448 Madison Av., Albany, N. Y. 
" Frank Whipple, 

Gloversville, N. Y. 
<* Homer Brinckerhoff Williams, 

Millcrton, N. Y. 


'92. John McCollum Curran, 

Potsdam, N. Y. 
" Harry Hersey Fay, 

Potsdam, N. Y. 
" Fenton Carlyle Jones, 

153 South St., Utica, N. Y. 
•• Walter Nellis Van Doren, 

Three Mile Bay, N. Y. 


'91. Arthur Trull Boutwell, 

Andover Mass. 
<* Nathaniel Abalino Cutler, 

Andover, Mass. 
'92. Henry Lincoln Ballon, 

WalUngford, Vt 
<* Norman Seymour Bentley, 

Pulaski, N. Y. 
<* Samuel Parish Boardman, 

Bellevoe, O. 

'92. Kirk Wilder Holmes, 

Ayer, Mass. 
" Frank Elbert Jones, 

Pulaski, N. Y. 
" Ambert George Moody, 

NorthBeld, Mass. 
*' George Sloan Raley, 

CaxToUton, O. 
" Lawrence Watson Strong, 

Newton Highlands, MasSr 
" Harley Nims Wood, 

Bellevue, O. 

'91. John Howard Dynes, 

396 Cedar Ave., Cleveland, O. 
'92. Ernest Warren Beach, 

23 Long wood Ave., Cleveland, O. 
" Rupert Raleigh Hughes, 

312 North 5th St., Keokuk, la. 

*92. George Arthur Andrews, 

WaterviUe, Me. 
" William Bertrand Andrews, 

Waterville, Me. 
*< Frank Collins Dunbar, 

No. Anson, Me. 
** George Perley Fall, 

Albion, Me. 
*' Loring Herrick, 

West Leeds, Me. 
'* Herbert Lindsay McCann, 

So. Norridgewock, Me. 
" Charles Asa Merrill, 

New Boston, N. H« 
" Frank Ermon Russell, 

PhiUips, Me. 
** Eugene Howard Stover, 

BluehUI, Me. 
* ' Chester Houghton Sturtevant 

Fayette, Mei, 




»92. Franchot Huntington Boyd, 

Washington, D. C. 
** George Sawyer Gardner, 

Rochester, N. Y. 
*' Adelbert Hamilton, 

Rochester, N. Y. 
•* Charles Hartshorn Maxson, 

HomelbvUle, N. Y. 
•* Jay Stuart Page, 

Rochester, N. Y. 
*' Maurice Blanchard Russell, 

Rochester, N. Y. 
** George Reuben Varney, 

Sumner, Me. 
** Jesse Burton Warren, 

Rochester, N. Y. 


'89. Charles Maar, 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
'92. Winfred Rugan Ackert, 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
** Clarence Hornbeck Bonnell, 

Port Jervis, N. Y. 
*• Harry Augustus Mather, 

Morristown, N. J. 
•• James Bishop Thomas, 

New Brunswick, N. J. 
•• James Westfall Thompson, 

New Brunswick, N. J. 
•* Garret Scott Voorhees, 

Bedminster, N. J. 
«• Robert Sumner Winn, 

Shanghai, China. 


'9a Charles Wayland LisK, 

I'hiladelphia, Pa. 
" James Geoffrey McMurry, 

Union City, Tenn. 
*• Lvman Churchill Newell, 

Pawtucket, R. I. 

*90. Herman Willun Watjen, 

Manchester, N. H. 
'91. Gerald BiRNEY Smith, 

Middlefield, Mass. 
«• Alfred Simpson Taylor, 

Pawtucket, R. L 
'92. George Frederick Andrews, 

Providence, R. L 
« Bertram Blaisdell, 

Meredith, N. H. 
•* Walter Lincoln Chase, 

Middletown, R. I. 
*< Albert Edward Hylan, 

Fremont, N. H. 
" Louis Makson Lincoln, 

Providence, R. L 
*< Edwin Lincoln Newell, 

Pawtucket, R. L 
" Henry Morgan Stone, 

Providence, R« L 


'91. Carl Delos Case, 

Hutchinson, lifinn. 
'92. Emmet InmanCase, 

Plainfield, N. J. 

'< Albert Cook McGregor y, 

Springfield* Mass. 

" Pierrepont Burt Noyes, 

Community, N. Y. 

** Henry Sterling Potter, 

Carthage, N. Y. 

** John Herman Randall, 

St. Paul, Minn. 

»• Arthur Grant Taylor, 

Waverly, Penn. 

*<. Charles Henry Adams Wager, 

Cohoes, N. Y. 


91. William Lloyd Roberts, 

333 East I20th St., New York, N. Y. 
'91. Robert Rudolph, 

850 Third Ave., New York, N. Y. 




*90. Charles Frank Hammond, 

Seneca Falls, N. Y. 
'91. Lewis Warren Emerick, 

Fulton, N. Y. 
** John Henry Tanner, 

Clarence, Mo. 
" Harrison Lockwood Stidham, 
1023 7th St, N.W..\Vashington, D. C. 
** Frank Arthur Barton, 

336 B St., N. E., Washington, D. C. 
'92. Frank Sylvester Taylor, 

Chlcopee Fsdls, Mass. 
*' RoELiFF Morton Breckrnridge, 

Hamilton, Ont. 
•* William Disbrow Hurd, 

Watkins, N. Y. 
«* James Emmett Gleason, 

104 Piatt St„ Rochester, N. Y. 
** Frank Pierce Ide, 

Springfield, HL 


'92. Arthur Rockwell Addy, 

Marietta, O. 
«* Arthur Devol Barker, 

Marietta, O. 
" Jabez Belford, 

Caldwell. O. 
«* William Alpha Cooper, 

Caldwell, O. 
«« Clifford Egbert Corwin, 

Cutchogue, N. Y. 

<* LerStowe Devol, 

Marietta, O. 
** Clarence Eugene Drake, 

Marietta, O. 
«* Edward Everett McTaggart, 

WiUiamstown, W. Va. 


*90. Mark Augustus Haley, 

133 Mulberry St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

'91. Edward Everett Samuxl, 

Remsen, N. Y. 
'92. Howard J. Banker, 

Schaghticoke, N. Y. 
•* WiLLiSTON Wesley Bisskll, 

Olean, N. Y. 
*' George Morse Bowns, 

354 3dSL, Troy, N. Y. 
** Albert Eugene Hall, 

West Salisbury, Vt. 
«• Fred M Lawrence, 

67 Ball St, Port Jervis, N. Y. 
" Arthur Gordner Leacock, 

19 Hayes St, Norwich, N. Y. 
«* Everett Partridge, 

Edinburgh, N. Y. 
" Joseph Arthur Wright, 

Hagaman's Mills, N. Y. 


Clayton Albert Read, 

Richland, Mich. 
Charles Damon Warner, 

Battle Creek, Mich. 
Irving Durfee, 

Plymouth, Mich. 
Sam Bates Grubbs, 

Harrodsburg, Ky. 
Carl William Hertel, 

Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Fred Jerome, 

Saginaw, Mich. 
Carl Deo Perry, 

Schenevus, N. Y. 
Homer Safford, 

Plymouth, Mich. 
George Sanborn, 

St Clair, Mich. 
Paul Seymore, 

La Porte, Ind. 


'89. John Quincy Adams, 

Des Plaines, UL 











'92. Alfred Wendell Burton, 

Belvidere, III 
" William Doble, 

Evanston, III. 
** William Prentiss Drew, 

Englewood, III 
** James Stevenson Graham, 

Pomeroy, Manitoba. 
" Edwin Herbert MacMasters, 

Pawnee City, Neb. 
" George Lincoln Sackett, 

Alameda, Gal. 
•• Hart Ray Sweeney, 

Geneseo, 111. 
** Edward Homer Webb, 

Englewood, UL 















LsiGHTON Calkins, 

Newton, Mass. 
Raymond Calkins, 

Newton, Mass. 
Frederick Page Cutting, 

San Francisco, Cal. 
Richard Elwood Dodge, 

Wenham, Mass. 
Edward Richard Kellam, 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Benjamin Jerome Sands, 

Port Chester, N. Y. 
Arthur Sweeney, 

New York, N. Y. 
Frederick Reid Estes, 

Brookline, Mass. 
Alfred Samuel Hayes, 

Boston, Mass. 
William Guild Howard, 

Boston, Mass. 
Frederick Larrabee Jerris, 

Portland, Me. 
Hugh McCulloch, Jr., 

Mountain View, Va. 
Harry Lovett Norton, 

AllstoD, Masfl. 

*9i. John Wesley Rice, 

Rockland, Mass. 


'90. William B Cairns, 

Ellsworth, Wis. 
*9i. Alfred Burdy Colwell, 

527 John st, Appleton, Wis. 
'92. Charles Wilbur Bennett, 

Albany, Wis. 
" Benjamin Franklin Nichols, 

97 E. Second St., Fond du Lac, Wis. 
" Richard LeeWhitton, 

Madison, Wis. 


*9i. William Glenn McKinney, 

Baltimore, Md. 
»* Edward La wall Seip, 

Easton, Pa. 
'92. Charles Morton Sciple, 

Easton, Pa. 
** Ansel Augustus Tyler, 

Easton, Pa. 


'89. Smith Ely Jelliffe, 

196 Sixth ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
** Samuel Alexander McGuire, 

West 94th St. New York, N. Y. 
*9i. Robert Franklin Adams, 

132 West 48th St, New York. N. Y. 
'92. Carl Bennett Auel, 

65 Lefferts Place, Brooklyn. N. Y. 
** Harold Roger Bacon, 

104th St & Riverside Drive, N. Y. 
" Benjamin Lord Buckley, 

238 West 55th St, New York, N. Y. 
•* Clinton Bowen Fisk, Jr., 

175 West 58th St, New York, N. Y. 
<* Frederic Sackett Hyde, 
215 Schermerhom st, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
'92. Lester Howard Riley, 

35 East 75th St, New York, N. Y. 



*92. Charles HAMaTON SissoN, 

2 East isth St., New York, N. Y. 
•* John Coleridge Travis, 

55 Uberty st, New York, N. Y. 
** Charles White Trippe, 

128 West 7ist St., New York, N. Y. 
*• Frederic Goodwin Turner, 
446 Madison ave.. New York, N. Y. 


*92. Geo. Washington Howard, Jr., 

Hagerstown, Md. 
" Edward Blackstone Hurst, 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 
*• Wilbur Heath Kramer, 

New Iberia, La. 
*' Frederick William Semper, 

505 South 41st St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
" Cass Knight Shelby, 
650 N. Lafayette St., Grand Rapids,Mich. 


'90. Harry Winfield Smith, 

19 Stephen St., Lynn, Mass. 
^91. Arthur Chester Dunmore, 

118 Walnut St, Somerville, Mass. 
*• Ralph Emerson Foster, 

Brunswick, Me. 
'92. Bertrand Flavel Putnam, 

New Salem, Mass. 
" Loring George Williams, 

Nottingham, N. H. 
" John Burgess Weeks, 

St Albans, Vt. 


*90. John William Sluss, 

Cloverdale, Ind. 
'91. Ellis Ellsworth Sluss, 

Cloverdale, Ind. 
'92. Melville Thurston Cook, 

Coffeen, lU. 
«« OzoRA T Sharp, 

New Corner, Ind. 

'92. Alton H Evans, 








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Spring^port, In<L 


Alex. Wilson Russell, Jr., 
434 So. 42d St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Alexander Heron Davisson, 
2204 Pine St, Philadelpha, Pa. 

John Harper Girvin, 

3906 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pa. 

George Hammeken Hill, 
231 So. 42d St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Clarence Sears Kates, 

1937 Spring Garden St, Phila., Pa. 

Henry Ashton Little, 

Wallingford, Pa. 

Howard Hungerford Syphbr, 

4025 Wahiut St, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Samuel Rakestraw Colladay, 

4051 Sansom St, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Edward Adams Damon, 

1606 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pa. 

George Peterson Deacon, 

Germantown, Pa. 
Albert Hill, 

1822 Wallace St, Philadelphia, Pa. 

TopLiFF Johnson, 

Locust Ave., Germantown, Pa. 

Frederick Leser« Jr. , 

1700 Tioga St, Philadelphia, Pa. 
John Moore McGann, 

5 Woodland Terrace, Phila., Pa. 
John Robert White, Jr., 
20th St. & OnUrio Av., Phila., Pa. 
Francis Yarn all, 
3914 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Thomas Luther Coley, 
704 Franklin St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Joseph William Fell, 
1534 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, Pa. 
William Stewart Jamison, 
3912 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
John Henry Lafferty, 
1427 Euclid Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Arthur Conover Thomson, 

Ogontz, Pa. 









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The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Social Fraternity in 
Williams College, November 4, 1834. 

The LVth Amiual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Syracuse 
Chapter, at Syracuse, N. Y., October 23d, 24th and 25th, 1889. 

The officers are: 

Honorary President, - - Joseph O'Connor, Rochester^ '63. 

Active President, - Rev. Smith T. Ford, Madison, '78. 
First Vice-President, - - Prof. E. Ben. Andrews, LL.D., Brown^ '7a 

Second Vice-President, . Starr J. Murphy, Esq., i^mi^rj/, *8i. 
Third Vice-President, - - Jay W. Somerville, Syracuse, '9a 

Secretary, . - - - Frederick V. Fisher, Syracuse, '91. 
Treasurer, - - . . Forrest W. Beers, Northwestern, '89. 

Orator, . . . . Henry A Buttz, D.D., 6^1^11, '58. 
Alternate Orator, - - Samuel E. Herrick, D.D., Amherst, '59. 

Poet, ... . Henry Randall WAiT£,PH.D.,/^mi//tfM,*6S. 
Historian, ... - Josiah Strong, D.D., Adelbert, '69. 

Chaplain, - Prof. Wm. H. Maynard, D.D., Hamilton, '54. 

Librarian, .... Herman V. Ames, Amherst, *88. 

THE executive COUNCIU ^5««. 

Walter E. Merritt, Amherst, '87, 1889/ 

Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, Ph.D., Syracuse, '84, 1889. 

William R. Broughton, Williams, '87, 1890. 

WiLUAM E. Young, Jr., Columbia, '91, 1889. 

Secretary— yfKLTE,K E. Merritt, 8 East 47th Street, New York, N, Y. 


Address all communications to Box 2887, New York, N. Y. 


George P. Morris, Rutgers, '88, Editor-in-Chief, 


Now ready for delivery. Price, in doth, $1.65, by maiL 


THE DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY is conducted by a board of editors 
elected annually by the Fraternity Convention. Its aim is to further the interests 
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 and VI may be had; price, %\ each. 

To Advertisers. — Contracts for advertising will be made on tiiese terms: Pre. 
ferred space, one page, $60, four issues; one-half page, $40. Ordinary space, 
one page, $50, four issues; one-half page, $30. 

All communications should be addressed to the 


Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, New York, ^84, Editor-in-Chixp. 

Wilson Lincoln Fairbanks, Tufts, *87. 

Samubl Max Bricknxr, Rochester, '88. 

Vol. VIL AUGUST, 1889. No. 4. 


The Kappa Sigma Quarterly is not exciting reading in hot weather. 
The opening article, on ** Our Fraternity/' is quite as rambling, but not 
as comprehensive as might be expected from the breadth of the subject. 
Five pages satisfies the writer and likewise the reader. A somewhat 
questionable policy is the republication, complete, from the Scrtdl of 
Phi Delta Theta, of W. B. Palmer's history of Phi Beta Kappa. Space 
is too valuable in Fraternity magazines to spend in such ways, although 
the compliment to Mr. Palmer is none the less strong. Twenty- 
two letters from the twenty-two active chapters give the editor cause 
for righteous rejoicing. An intelligent suppression of ** fresh " pas- 
sages would help the letters. The personals also show signs of a 
missing blue pencil, but perhaps they were spared because so few* 
Witness this: "C. D. Marston is 'hustiing' shoes for a Baltimore 
house, with Virginia as his territory, I think.'* This also has its 
bright side: "Stafford C. Cook is giving 'pills' to the natives of York- 


town, Va., and if any brother is looking for a good field for the 
'undertaking' business, I respectfully recommend Yorktown, Va., and 
Brother Cook as a 'silent' partner." The Virginia University corre- 
spondent speaks of the chapter including ''hard students, athletics 
(sic), musicians, calicoists and vocalists." Is "calicoists" a South- 
emism or a Kappa Sigmaism ? 

The neat cover of the March Arrow covers a multitude, not of 
sins, but of verses. These range from sorority songs, some of which 
are bright and sparkling, albeit set to old tunes, down to verses 
included in chapter letters, where they seem out of place. Under 
"Open Letters" are published communications from three chapters, 
commenting favorably on the scheme of adopting inter-fraternity 
pledges not to initiate until a given time after the beginning of each 
college year. An editorial has this to say on the same live topic : 

*< May the spirit of raising the standard of Pi Beta Phi membership grow and 
prosper ! The question of careful acquaintance for a specified length of time vs. 
* rushing, ' should be unanimously decided in favor of time and carefulness. Jt 
seems unwise, certainly, to pledge high school and preparatory students when 
they are not expected to become members of Pi Beta Phi until tiiey are members 
in good standing in college classes. Those pledged may not fulfill the promise of 
early youth in womanly worth and scholarship. If an organization gets its life 
from this source, the g^rown up young woman may find the ideal of high school 
days, not the reality of college experience. Let us not encourage blind belief in 
what may for the same reason prove a fleeting vision. This idea is suggestive of 
elements that do not enter into Pi Beta Phi principles. We want our candidates to 
Jhiffw who constitute the membership they are invited to join. We certainly need 
to understand that we are admitting into our cherished sisterhood those whose lives 
in college, and in after years, will add to the moral and intellectual merit of the 

The space devoted to the exchanges deserves to be enlarged to 
keep up with the quality. The June number has for its "leading 
article" a discussion of "Should Women Practice Medicine?" by Dr. 
Bessie £. Perry, who, in her professional and womanly zeal, has made 
out a strong case. The organization of Columbia Alpha chapter at 
Columbian University, in Washington, D. C, received due attention. 

It is pleasant to welcome back to the ranks of the fraternity press 

the Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly ^Aiti its eight months' sleep. The rest 

has evidently been refreshing, for the March issue is a strong one, 




made so by what many fraternity magazines lack, an adequate edito- 
rial force, both in quality and quantity. The 24th general convention 
has its story told in appreciative words. From a s(>ecially thoughtful 
article on "The Genius of Fraternity" we clip the following : 

" The influence of Greek fraternities is little understood by those without. 
What it is destined to become can scarcely be overestimated. In that future, seen 
to await American colleges, the Hellenic life is destined to play an important part 
No other influence brought to bear upon the student equals that of his fraternity. 
And it does not end in college. It exerts its influence at the springs of learning 
and in time reaches all below. It flows down through all the professions of the 
iitgrati until millions are made to feel the power of a single genius. 

*< The end of fraternity, then, is not simply to maintain an existence, but in 
living to afford a visible body for the genius of a cultured brotherhood. It is a life 
in its highest and broadest sense poetic, having a noble theme to be lived by men 
as they come and go. No life is grand which has not a grander thought as yet 
unachieved. So, let each chapter seek to know more of the genius, which, having 
created the body to which it has been admitted, has thus far guided it so honorably 
and so successfully, and, as its knowledge increases, it will surely be led on to 
better work, and a broader, fuller life." 

The re-establishment of the Yale chapter and other evidences of 
growth and progress are the signals for some pardonable notes of pride 
and thanksgiving. Some good, sensible chapter letters, "Delta 
Gossip/' and " Items of Interest,*' with lesser matter, help to make this 
number very readable. The May issue opens well with a timely and 
interesting article on '* Yale and Her Societies." John Clark Ridpath 
contributes a meritorious poem, entitled "Vox, Visio, Vates." 

Among the editorials, which are of high tone, is this pertinent 
suggestion : 

" No better means of maintaining a deep and lasting fraternity interest can be 
devised than a systematic course of fraternity education. By that we do not 
intend to imply the pursuit of a curriculum of statistics parallel with other studies, 
nor to compel the prospective candidate to familiarize himself with his fraternity 
previous to initiation, though even such a course might be productive of consider^ 
able good, but rather to mat^ the literary work of a chapter consist of the study 
and open discussion of questions of general fraternity interest, by an interchange 
of college publications and by subscribing for a number of Greek-letter journals. 

"The last method is perhaps the most fruitful of any. By such a course 
one's horizon of thought is broadened beyond the narrow confines of his own 
chapter, and by the discussion of current topics in other journals, he comes to a 
higher appreciation of his own society. By this means, at a very small expendi- 
tiire, a nucleus for a chapter library is formed — a possession any chapter should 
take pride in maintaining. Your library need not be distinctively Grecian in its 


chiuracter, although it should bear the impress of it It should have on file copies 
of the leading fraternity organs, educational magazines and any publication of 
interest to the fraternity man. Give the idea a trial and we feel satisfied you will 
find it a satisfactory investment.** 


We are still inclined to doubt the expediency of publishing frater- 
nity magazines monthly, despite the brave attempts of Phi Kappa Psi 
to keep up the standard of its Shield, The strain on a conscientious 
editorial board must be great, and an editorial board lacking con- 
science would let the quality deteriorate. Then, too, few graduates 
care particularly whether fraternity news comes to them monthly or 
quarterly, and it is doubtful if many undergraduates really feel a 
pressing need of monthlies. Four numbers of the Shield now lie 
before us, and while it must be admitted that they have a remarkable 
vigor of tone, nevertheless condensation and combination would have 
bettered them. In the April number, twelve pages are given to reports 
of the district councils, whose papers and discussions have an interest 
for other Greeks, since their topics are non-partisan, so to speak. 
Some of the essays are published in later issues. 

Another Shield, but not as bright, is that of Theta Delta Chi. An 
interesting feature of the May number is a list of members of the 
Fraternity who took part in the War of the Rebellion. Details are 
meager, but the idea is an excellent one. A personal indorsement of 
a phonographic institute is oddly put under the head of editorial. It 
cannot be that our contemporary has fallen into the bad habits of 
mercenary dailies? The Brown chapter correspondent makes this 
explanation of previous remarks, quoted in the last Quarterly: 

" Owing to an attempt to condense two or three sentences into one, a some- 
what unfortunate expression crept into Zeta's letter to No. 3 of the last volume of 
the Shield, The statement was not intended to reflect upon the character of the 
Delta U*s at Brown. Such an inference would be wh^ly at variance with the fiicts. 
Wliat was meant was simply this : that there arc many men who will not join a se- 
cret society, and that accordingly, among so many secret societies, a single non- 
secret fraternity has a certain advantage in securing men. This explanation seems 
to be due the Delta U's, some of whom seem not uonaturally to have misunderstood 
the meaning of this sentence." 

How noble ambition is cruelly crushed, is sadly told in the open- 
ing page of the May Kappa AX^hz Journal, 


*' This issue of the youmai contains a small number of chapter letters, when 
compared to the Utopian plans that once had life in the brain of the brother who 
has for two years conducted this department, but which plans are now in the last 
stages of a rapid consumption." 

Some consolation is found in : 

"The quality, we believe, is the best so far, the new men, especially, writing 
good, substantial letters, with a spirit that is commendable.'* 

The request for "a long letter, the longest, the best that you have 
ever written," for the next issue, is thus touchingly worded : 

** If you desire to make glad the soul of us who soon will sever this connec- 
tion, you grant him the pleasure of publishing a letter from every chapter in the 

Philosophically, he closes : 

<* A fraternity magazine without a strong letter department is as salt without 
savor, as day without stm, as the body without the soul. The fine imposed for a 
failure to write a letter is, at most, a paltry sum, but were the fine large enough to 
pay the cost of publication, in our opinion it would not make up the loss sustained 
by a lack of these same letters. Let the last issue be a grand exponent of fraternity 

We wonder if the system of fining delinquent chapters pays ? Zeta 
Psi employs it to a considerable extent 

A problem that is ever before fraternities is asked by a chapter cor- 
respondent : 

*'We would like to see some plan adopted for the promotion of enthusiasm in 
the different chapters, for we fear that a great many of us need a little fire behind 
us, and enthusisism is akin to success in principle, though not in etymology." 

The correspondent from the University of South Carolina well 

asks : 

*' Why should not our brotherhood extend throughout the country, instead of 
confining itself to one section exclusively ? Many of our members take courses in 
Northern colleges and are now entirely cut off from Fraternity friends.** 

Anent salaried officers, the editor says : 

"We are in favor of paying good salaries to our general officers, particularly 
the two highest, and then demanding that the duties of these officers be promptly 
and satisfactorily administered.** 

That is now the only way. College fraternities have passed beyond 
the point when they can be handled in the leisure moments of a few 
devoted alumni. If they are conducted in the business-like way which 
their demands necessitate, they must have officers who can meet those 


calls. This means that some able man, who by experience or aptness 
is fitted for the position, mast devote all his time to the cause. No 
man can do this unless he is independently wealthy and without 
regular business. Officers in several fraternities have been receiving 
salaries for several years past Delta Kappa Epsilon used to boast 
that she paid her General Secretary $1,500 a year. 

In "Notes and Clippings," the list of " New York Greek-Letter 
Clubs and their Officers," which first appeared in our February issue, 
is inserted, and is credited to the Phi Delta Theta Scroll It is through 
no error on the editor's part, because the Scroll took it from the 
Quarterly without credit A list of alumni subscribers is published, 
they numbering only seventy-eight in all. It is a shame that such an 
excellent magazine is so poorly supported by its alumnL 

An entire leaf in the June Kappa Kappa Gamma K^ b given to the 

simple announcement in the center of the page : 

'* The late appearance of this member of Tht Key is due to the tardiness of the 
semi-annual reports. *' 

This is quite killing, and decidedly more effective than filling the two 
pages with regrets and admonitions. We are solicitous for the health 
of those poor, delinquent correspondents. The semi-annual reports 
show that the fraternity is enjoying a good measure of prosperity. 

" Why not write some bright campaign chapter songs for the fall ? " 
is suggested in an editorial to those whose time is not fully occupied 
during vacation. The idea is a good one, and we wish some of our 
members would write something for Delta U. 

The account of Phi's annual banquet closes with : 

"Fraternity songs and rousing cheers made the time pass pleasantly and 
quickly away.'* 

We would give a good deal to have heard those "rousing cheers." 

The exchanges are cautiously handled and prove interesting reading. 
The editor is in a philosophical mood, and opens with some pleasing 
sayings, touching gently upon the "intentional unkindliness " which 
the magazines show to each other in their reviews. After this relief, 
the editor is ready for work and drops at once into the regulation ex- 
change habit of scoring wherever opportunity presents. We cannot 
restrain a smile when we read that a recent number of the Sigma Chi 

** Is surprisingly free from glaring amatfitrishtess,^* 



Our congratulations to Editor Fisher, of the Quarierly. 
The review of our Quarterly opens by quoting from our February 
issue : 

'*The support which is so freely offered the editors of the Greek- letter magazines 
by their grateful constituents, is spelled with nine letters— c-r-i-t-i-c-i-s-m." 

This observation, bom through perusal of complaints in other 
fraternity magazines^ the reviewer calls "a pathetic wail," and mistak- 
ing the source of inspiration, seeks to discover the raison d'etre in the 
Quarterly ; but, " one looks in vain through the substantial February 
number of the Quarterly to discover traces of suflfering." In view of 
the fact that we have all the Fraternity matter that we can publish, and 
do not believe in a literary department in a Fraternity paper, the 
criticism, "There is not much literary matter, " is quite correct The 
writer does not condemn this practice, rather gives half assent to it; 

" But in the light of the dozen literary departments which we have just examined, 
we are not prepared to pronounce the omission a defect " 

Continuing we find, 

" The exchanges are bright and interesting, and Greek-Letter Gossip a model 
of its kind. Among the editorials are some very palpable hits. It's a peppery pen 
that we wield in Delta Upsilon." 

Another excerpt and the review closes with: 

"It is hardly £ur to dismiss the Quarterly without a recognition of its 
sendees in contributing to the general fund of information concerning the Greek 
world. Of the family of exchanges it is the gossip, but, happily, a forbearing 


"Shall we of Sigma Alpha Epsilon have sisters ? " asks the Novem- 
ber Record. Certainly ; but you had better get them by marrying 
some girl's nice sister. 

The DeUa Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, with its issue of October, 1889, 
retired from the aggrieving presence of its Greek-letter contemporaries. 
After an absence of seven months it re-appears, bearing the date 
"May, 1889." From a "try-yearly" the Quarterly has developed 
into a semi-annual, and other evidence is not wanting to prove that its 
winter's hibernation has been extremely severe. The opening article is 
a swinging contribution from the pen of Julian Hawthorne, entitled 


''College Boyishness/' in which incidents of the author's career at 
Harvard are told in his customary easy-going style. He says that 
''The portraits of learned old duffers of past ages" looked down at 
him when he took his entrance examinations, and ez-Presideot Hill 
is touchingly alluded to in this sentence : 

'* The time has gone by when such orergrown sausages of promiscuous learn- 
ing can be placed at the hoid of a great educational institution." 

The present convivial character of D. K. K at Harvard is evi- 
dently inherited, if this paragraph is correct : 

'* After the theater we would often go to a beer saloon, and drink lager beer 
until we were quite jolly; then we would walk, arm-in-arm, to the horse-can^ 
laughing and singing, and ride out on the last car, which left at midnight " 

In referring to the Harvard chapter of D. K. £. he says : 

•*It was strictly secret twenty years ago. *' 

And again : 

** I knew nothing about the fraternity then; it was * secret.' '* 

Ah, D. K. E., have you become "non-secret"? 

The 4 2d convention of Delta Kappa Epsilon, held away back in 

last October, receives due attention. The writer says : 

**It is several years since such important questions have come before a con- 
vention. • • • Personal interests and desires seemed forgotten, or merged 
into a sincere desire for the general extension and welfare of the fraternity." 

High commendation is paid 

*'A bowl of Roman punch that would have elicited plaudits among the 
nectar-fed denizens of Olympus.'* 

This is followed, not unnaturally, by an account of a visit on the 
part of the Convention to a soap manufactory the day after acquaint- 
ance had been made with the punch bowl. 

Five pages are given, under ''Editorial," to a labored defense of 
Mr. Porter's Century campaign article. In it we are told that the 
reason why Garfield, the most distinguished member a fraternity has 
ever had, was not credited to Delta Upsilon, but was noted as belong- 
ing to Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon or Psi Upsilon, 

*< Was the result of a condensation, in editing, of matter which had been cor- 
rectly written." 

"Exchanges" next invite attention. Though a new man fills the 
editorial chair of the Quarterly^ he drops with seeming ease into the 


habits of his predecessors, and the tone and character of "Exchanges" 
are not altered. The review of the Delta Upsilon Quarterly in the 
March Kappa Kappa Gamma Key is quoted, and the editor shows his 
animosity to Delta Upsilon by making it read : 

*« A disproportionate amount of room is given to exchanges, the chapter 
letters are— chapter letters, the bits of verse somewhat pleasing. • • • For 
the rest, the Quarterly is devoted to a report of the Ddta Upsilon Convention 
and alumni notes. And that is all.*' 

As it originally appeared in the Key it was : 

*< A disproportionate amount of room is given to exchanges, the chapter letters 
are — chapter letters, the bits of verse somewhat pleasing, and tht two departmenis 
of Greek^Letttr GosHp and Delta Upsilan News are very wellnumaged. For the 
rest, the Quarterly is devoted to a report of the Delta Upsilon Convention and 
alumni notes. And that is all.*' 

The italics are ours, and indicate the part of the review that the 
editor found unavailable. The Quarterly is reviewed at some length, 
opening with : 

'* The Delta Upsilon Quarterly for February has a very fiill table of 
contents. A short discourse, pertinent and to the point, addressed particularly to 
recently enrolled members, considers the requirements and individual responsibili- 
ties of fraternity life. With an earnestness bom of deep desire does the writer 
erect for Delta U.*s a type and pattern of loyalty. 

** A bird's-eye view of Delta U.'s progress embraces several comprehensive 
tables, exhibiting the growth of the fraternity in members and chapters from her 
earliest existence. Even a casual glance at these tables discloses a remarkable 
growth for the years prior to 1861, and a corresponding decline since that time." 

This will be news to Delta Upsilon. The manipulation of the 
table necessary to produce such a result is done in this manner: 

« Following out the first chapter given in the list, that at Williams College, 
we find that the alumni memberdiip in 1861 had reached 454, while between the 
years of 1861 and 1888 this memboship was only increased to 492. This may in 
measure have been caused by the temporary inactivity of the chapter for a period 
of years; but an examination of the table shows that while, during the most flourish- 
ing four years of its existence prior to 1861 the Williams chapter initiated 104 
men, the most flourishing period of its subsequent growth, the four years ending 
with 188$, is marked by the initiation of but 24 men." 

The unjust and misleading conclusion arrived at in this argument 
will be quickly appreciated when we state that our Williams chapter 
was extinct from the latter part of 1863, until October 12, 1883. This 
period of over twenty years' suspension the editor calls temporary »i- 



acHoify! He evidently does not wish to admit that this is a cause for 
the non-increase of membership. As the first members of the re- 
established chapter graduated in the class of 1884, it stands to reason 
that " the most flourishing period of its subsequent growth " would 
naturally be ''the four years ending with 1888." 

It is true that our membership did diminish for a time subsequent 
to 1 86 1, and for it there is an honorable cause. We rejoice that the 
sons of Delta Upsilon were loyal enough to rally to the support of their 
country during the war of the Rebellion. The Fraternity's offering to 
that cause was the life of five chapters, and much of the strength of all 
the others. We are proud of this phase of Delta U. 's progress. 

To assure the editor that our membership is not entirely falling away 
we present this table, which represents Delta Upsilon's growth for the 
past five years. 

College Year. 


























Turn about is said to be fair play, and to indicate the decline that 
has taken place in Delta Kappa Epsilon's membership during the 
past few years we will take, for example, the two most prominent 
chapters — Yale and Harvard. These chapters have given her over one- 
third of her entire membership. The delegations in the recent classes 
make this astonishing showing: at Yale D.K. £. had 53 men in the class 
of '86; 46 in '^']\ 40 in '^^\ 34 in '89; and fell to 28 in '90. At 
Harvard the change is even more startling. There D. K. £. had 61 men 
in '88; 53 in '89; 39 in '90; and only 24 are enrolled in the class of 
'91. This condition of affairs we know is not due to the establishment 
of rival fraternities in these institutions. The review closes with: 


** The exchange department of this number is carefully and copiously edited, 
and the editors do not omit, in reviewing The SkUld of Phi Kappi Psi, to quote 
practically the whole of Mr. £. C. Little*s article on * Favorite Societies/ which 
they denominate * a delightfully written and eminently just criticism on Mr. Porter's 
D. K. £. campaign article in the September Century,^ We suggest that they render 
Mr. Little's article complete by placing before their readers in their next issue the 
corrections and addenda which are furnished in another department of this 
number. The usual departments of Greek-Letter Gossip, Editorial Comment, 
Delta Upsilon News Items and Chapter Correspondence are well filled." 

Eight pages are given up to a lot of carelessly prepared names of 
new initiates; many have the full name, others only initials and some 
are even without the home address. We note the name " May Hum- 
phreys " in the list and wonder if D. K. £. has solved the problem of 
** fraternity sisters " satisfactorily for herself. 

The last twenty-seven pages of the eighty in this issue are filled 
by a list of members about whom information is desired for that 
famous D. K. E. catalogue which has been " about to appear" for the 
past seven years. 

There are no alumni notes or chapter letters in this number. The 
absence of the latter makes the Quarterly open to the Kappa Alpha 

** A fratonity magazine without a strong letter department is as salt without 
savor, as day without sun, as the body without the soul.'* 


"The term ' editing' has come to have a special and technical sense 
somewhat equivalent to 'doctoring,' from the rareness with which an 
article reaches an editor's hands in the condition or anything like the 
condition adapted to his purposes. In these days, when writing for 
the press has grown to be a trained profession, there is an increasing 
number of persons who have learned how to make manuscript, and to 
spell^ and to observe proportion — in a word, who know not only what 
they want to say, but what a practical editor and an exacting public 
want of them. But the ' gentle reader ' of almost any periodical would 
develop ungentle moods and speech if his favorite paper were to be 
printed as it came from the pens of contributors. And probably some 
of the most excited readers would be the authors themselves. And yet 
this most wearisome of editorial tasks is at the same time the most 


thankless. The reader, of course, does not dream of his indebtedness, 
and where one writer, even, submits to your plowshare and pruning 
hook, there are more who resent every comma and grammatical cor- 
rection as an insult, and every excision as a robbery. * * * He 
must boil down if he would keep his own pot boiling. He must 
assert his autocracy, or he will go down under the heels of a mob. 
He must ' doctor ' the weak or maimed or dropsical manuscript, or he 
will soon be beyond medicine himself. 

'* The editor stands between antagonistic fires. * * * And yet 
nearly every one thinks he could edit a paper, and that the editor's life 
is the meeting-place of ease and dignity." — February Lippmcotfs. 


At eve, when down thro' endless miles, 
Like silent lights from ocean isles. 

The steady- winged star gleams sweep; 
At eve the shades invest my heart 
And that strange solitude impart, 

Which sailors feel upon the deep. 

O stellar seas so wide — O night 
And shining stars with cruel light, 

Ye seem to crush me ev'ry one, 
With thoughts of all the myriad spheres 
And fancies of the endless years. 

In which I seem to stand alone. 

But when my glorious lover folds 
My trembling hands in his, and holds 

My life and fears in his great soul. 
Oh then shine on, each starry fire, 
Ye make love's full and ringing choir 

And sing its glory as ye roll. 

J. H. Haggerty, Northwestern^ '91. 



Alpha Phi has established a chapter at Cornell University. 

Delta Gamma has entered Nebraska University with five charter 

WiUiam R. Baird is preparing another edition of his "American 
College Fraternities." 

Kappa Sigma placed its Sigma chapter in Tulane University, in 
Louisiana, January 26th. 

The death of Samuel B. Wilson leaves James Elliot the only living 
founder of Phi Gamma Delta. 

Catalogues are now being compiled by seven or eight different fia- 
temities besides Delta Upsilon. 

Tennessee Lambda chapter of Alpha Tau Omega has been estab- 
lished in Cumberland University. 

The Umversify Courier^ published at the Kansas State University, 
is an organ of Phi Gamma Delta. 

The charge of Theta Delu Chi at Kenyon College died this sum- 
mer with the graduation of the only member. 

William Walter Phelps, recently appointed Minister to Germany, is 
a graduate of Yale and a member of Psi Upsilon. 

The general council of Phi Delta Theta is soliciting subscriptions 
for a fund to buy a fraternity pin for President Harrison. 

There are five Phi Kappa Psi men at Randolph Macon Collie, 
and the Shield urges them to reorganize the dead chapter. 

A new society has been established at Yale University by the stu- 
dents of the medical school. It is called Delta Epsilon Iota. 

F. W. Blackmar, recently chosen Professor of History and Political 
Science in the University of Kansas, is a member of Phi Kappa PsL 

Nathan T. Dixon, the new United States Senator from Rhode 
Island, is a graduate of Brown, '69, and a member of Theta Delta Chi. 

The '' Dekes " of Vermont have formed an alumni association. 
There is a great opening for a Delta Upsilon alumni club in that State. 


The Scroll says the men who have been organized as a Beta Theta 
Pi chapter at Pennsylvania State College had previously petitioned Phi 
Delto Theta. 

The council of Phi Beta Kappa is to meet the first Wednesday in 
September, and is said to have on hand applications from several 
Western colleges. 

Psi Upsilon, in her recent convention at Rochester, declined to 
grant a charter to petitioners fi-om the University of Minnesota. The 
reason is not stated. 

Rumor has it that Psi Upsilon, Delta Kappa Epsilon and Delta 
Upsilon are endeavoring to enter Ohio Wesleyan University. — Phi 
Gamma Delta Quarterly, 

A Columbus, O., Phi Kappa Psi recently had his pin stolen by 
burglars. Suspected persons were arrested at Cleveland and the pin 
was found on one of them. 

The University of Virginia correspondent of the Kappa Alphay^ur- 
nal reports the Beta Iota chapter of Delta Tau Delta at that institu- 
tion, with eight members. 

The Springfield Republican of June 9th gives description and plans 
of the new Alpha Delta Phi house to be built at Amherst, Mass. The 
cost is estimated at $40,000. 

Professor E. Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., recently elected 
President of Brown University, is a member of the Brown chapter of 
Delta Upsilon, class of 1870. 

It is rumored that Delta Upsilon has entered Richmond College. — 
Delta of Sigma Nu, Pure rumor. Delta Upsilon will strike for high 
game when it does grant a charter. 

The fifteenth annual convention of Beta Theta Pi was held at the 
club-house, Wooglin, on Lake Chautauqua, Tuesday, Wednesday 
and Thursday, July 23d, 24th and 25th. 

The Rev. William H. P. Faunce, who succeeds Dr. Armitage 
as pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, N. Y., is a member 
of the Brown chapter of Delta Upsilon, class of '80. 

According to the Beacon^ Beta Theta Pi, at Harvard, has enough 
vitality to hold an initiation. With the aid of the Boston University 
chapter three men were initiated on the evening of May 31st 


President Harrison has appointed Ernest Howard Crosby, a gradu- 
ate of the University of the City of New York, and a member of Delta 
Phi, American Judge in the International Court of Original Jurisdic- 
tion at Alexandria, Egypt 

The membership of the fraternities of the University of South Car- 
olina is as follows: Kappa Alpha, 19; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 17; 
Alpha Tau Omega, 10; Phi Kappa Psi, 14; Phi Delta Theta, 10; Chi 
Psi, 8; Sigma Nu, 8; Chi Phi, 8. 

During the Alpha Delta Phi Convention at New Haven : 

Stranger (to student) — " Are you a Yale man ? " 


" Tell me where I can get a drink." — Ex. in Colby Echo. 

Delta Upsilon was "shut out" of class day officers this year, a 
fact which has elicited some discussion in the college papers, but we 
think it is her own fault, and not the result of wire-pulling politicians. 
— Syracuse UnwersUy Correspondence of Phi Delia Theta Scroll. 

The Iowa Wesleyan University faculty has forbidden the fraterni- 
ties there from pledging or initiating "preps" or any who have not 
been in the university a year, and during that time have not scored 
eighty-five per cent in their studies. The fraternities should pro- 
hibit admission of "preps" themselves. 

Roger S. Baldwin, of the Junior class at Yale, son of Professor 
Baldwin, was one of the recent initiates of the Phi Beta Kappa Soci- 
ety. The key which he wears is one which has been handed down 
from father and son in the Baldwin family for over a century. The 
original owner is said to have been one of the society at William and 
Mary in 1776. — Vale News. 

Fraternity chapters are not numerous at Harvard. Beckwith, '91, 
tried to revive the defunct chapter of Psi Upsilon, but whether he suc- 
ceeded or not I cannot at this late day find out Theta Delta Chi 
chapter disbanded this year on account of general lack of enthusiasm, 
and lack of time on the part of the members to attend to chapter 
duties. — Harvard Correspondent^ Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

An enthusiastic society "rusher" recently accosted an '87 alumnus 
at Northampton and innocently inquired if he was going to Amherst 
to take his examinations, and stated that although it was not "cam- 
paign rules " to meet the Freshmen outside of Amherst, yet he wanted 


to be ready for him when he did arrive at Amherst. A few explanations 
followed and the " society man " retired. — Amherst Student, 

Ex-Governor Pillsbary, of Minnesota, has given the State Univer- 
sity $150,000 — said to be the largest donation ever made to a State 
institution. Great improvements will be made at the university this 
summer. The main building will be renovated, Science Hall com- 
pleted, the College of Law will obtain a building, and a new chemical 
laboratory will be begun. About 1,000 students are expected in the 

A new fraternity recently appeared in Indiana University known 
as the Kappa Phi Omicron Kappa. It is restricted to a membership 
of eight, confined exclusively to the Junior class. The badge adopted 
has the shape of a human skull, made of gold, with black enamel 
trimmings, and is of very unique appearance. The society is perpet- 
uated by the selection of seven members of the Sophomore class at the 
end of the college year. 

Though Chauncey M. Depew's name was on the toast list at the 
F&i Upsilon convention held in Rochester in May, he did not appear. 
This incident calls to mind Mr. Depew's explanatory opening remarks 
at the Psi Upsilon convention in New York in 1886, when he electri- 
fied his hearers by giving them to understand that his name had been 
placed on the programme without his permission, and that he ap- 
peared only to save the committee from disgrace. 

The fraternities here choose men for social qualities rather than for 
intellect To such an extent has this been carried that the fraternities 
now monopolize the college society, and are branded and hated as 
aristocrats by the neutrals. Beta Theta Pi and Delta Upsilon possibly 
form an exception to this statement, but both of them have always been 
to some degree prominent in society, although it is their avowed prin- 
ciple to choove for head rather than Yitt]s,^~Untver$ify of Wisconsin 
letter in Scroll 0/ Phi Delta Theta. 

Within the past few weeks we have seen a fine example of brotherly 
love on the part of the Alpha Delta Phis, who gave up their house to 
an unfortunate brother who was taken sick with small-pox. The hoys 
were quarantined for a time, while many methods of fumigating were 
employed. To cap the climax, one night, just at the critical point in 
the sick man's career, the house took fire and the firemen refused to 


enter it Thanks to the Psi U's, however, help was brought, their 
house was opened to the patient, and the fire put out The next day 
forty more fraternity men were in quarantine. — Universify of Michigan 
letter in Delta Gamma Anchor a. 

The German letter fraternity, U. V. B., at Wisconsin Uniyersity, has determined 
to take a stand against the increased tendency to expense in college affairs. Instead 
of the costly pins which most of the fraternities sport, they have adopted a simple 
brass pin worth five cents. — Colby Echo. 

Reckless extravagance, paying five cents for a pin, when a ten- 
penny nail could be had for the asking ! A society should be formed 
to suppress such spendthrifis. 

"U. Vent Broke when you bought that, didn't you ?" said a bold 
Sophomore as he gazed in a crushing manner at the new five-cent brass 
pin worn by an initiate of the German-letter fraternity U. V. B., at the 
University of Wisconsin. 

The neighborhood of Bolton is one firequently chosen by camping 
parties of college students, whose jolly collie songs and cries echo 
across the usually quiet waters. For several years Leontine Island, 
fronting Huddle Bay, has been secured by the Delta Upsilon Frater- 
nity. The island belongs to Mrs. Munoz, of New York. The Union 
College boys have located " Camp Union " on the point of mainland 
directly south of the Lake View House, and will take possession in 
July. They will have an advantage of the island camps in their ac- 
cessibility to the base of supplies. Charles Dudley Warner says of 
this point: " It is one of the most exquisite spots on the lake."— A^ 
York Mail and Express. 

The Fifty-sixth Annual Convention of Psi Upsilon was held in 
Rochester, N. Y., May i6th and 17th, with the Upsilon chapter. 
The public exercises were held in the Lyceum Theatre, Thursday 
evening. Dr. Charles K. Adams, of Cornell, delivered an oration en- 
titled, "The Growth of Public Opinion since the Revolution," and 
the Rev. Joseph A. Ely read the poem. These exercises were followed 
by a ball in Power's Hall. The Hon. Theodore Bacon, one of the 
two men who initiated the chapter in 1858, presided over the banquet 
Friday evening, at the Power's Hotel. Nearly one hundred members 
were present William Trenholm, of South Carolina, a member of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, was a guest and spoke. 



Our Standing in college has constantly risen. While we are con- 
scious that our influence in college is yet small, on account of our 
youth, we are confident that the principles of Phi Delta Theta are 
bound to make it at last the foremost fiatemity in a collie which is 
the greatest stronghold of the £astem organizations. Psi Upsilon is 
the most influential fraternity at Amherst, and we are proud to num- 
ber her among our friends. The kindness of its members has been 
very grateful. Alpha Delta Phi comes next, with its aristocratic blue 
blooded brotheriiood Chi Psi and Delta Kappa Epsilon have a high 
rank. Delta Upsilon, Beta Theta Pi and Theta- Delta Chi are pretty 
generally acknowledged by the Greek world here to yield to us in 
standing, though they are chapters of some years' duration. Chi Phi, 
we hope, will be the next to fall behind in reputation, as we believe 
she already has in the real merit of her men. — Amhersi Correspondent 
of Phi Delia Thela Scroll. 

A writer in an exchange gives these statistics about Yale societies, 
omitting Kappa Alpha, Delta Phi and Zeta Psi : 

Name. When founded. 

Phi Beta Kappa 1780 

Chi Delta TheU 1821 

Skull and Bones 1832 

Psi Upsilon 1838 

Scroll and Key 1842 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 1844 

Gamma Nu 1855 

^H BovXt) (sub-rosa) 1 875 

Eta Phi {sub-rosa) 1879 

Wolfs Head 1883 

Alpha Delu Phi i836-'88 

Berzelius 1 848 

Sigma Delta Chi (Book and Snake) 1863 

Theta Xi 1865 

Delta Psi 1869 

Chi Phi 1878 

Theta Delta Chi 1887 

Phi Gamma Delta 1875-88 

Sigma Nu ...•...•• 1 889 

Phi Delta Phi 1886 

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The presence of a few representatives of alumni associations at the 
last convention was an encouraging sign and deserves to be an annual 
feature of these gatherings. If active, wide-awake men are sent — men 
' well grounded in the history and policy of the Fraternity and enthusiastic 
for its best interests — they will inevitaby be a power for good, both in- 
dividually and collectively, helping to bring to the convention's delib- 
erations that element of experience that the convention so much 
requires, if the business in hand is to be done quickly and wisely. 
Every existing alumni association ought to send at least one representa- 
tive to the Syracuse Convention, and we would urge this matter upon 
the immediate attention of these associations. 

Should not something be done to improve the status and efficiency 
of our alumni chapters? While not inferior, perhaps, to those of 
most rival fraternities, they are, nevertheless, not as numerous nor as 
beneficial to Delta U. as they should be. A reason for this^ we think, 
may lie in the somewhat anomalous method of forming these chapters. 
At present the alumni, wishing to form a chapter at this or that place, 
must petition the Fraternity, and the application must be voted on by 
the undergraduate chapters. This is, to say the least, a rather curious 
procedure. If these men who petition for an alumni chapter are duly 
enrolled members of Delta Upsilon,* it should be taken as prima /acie 
evidence that they are capable of organizing and maintaining an 
alumni chapter. Why, then, should not such applications go directiy 
to the Executive Council, who can easily determine whether the num- 
bers and prospects of the alumni chapter justify the formation? At 
present there are alumni associations that have not complied with the 
provisions of the Constitution and accordingly have no connection 
with the Fraternity as a whole. Such bodies were never contemplated, 
and surely should not long go on, irresponsible of the Fraternity. To 
avoid any such trouble in the future, however, the way should be 
cleared for a more speedy and thorough organizing of alumni chap- 


ters. They should be given well defined territorial limits, and some- 
thing to do besides sleep a year and wake up then to have a banquet. 
Alumni Chapters should be established in Philadelphia and Wash- 
ington, where we have many alumnL Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, 
New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin should have 
State associations. The central and western part of New York should 
not be neglected, and St Louis, Baltimore and San Francisco are 
deserving of attention. If internal development is our aim to-day, by 
all means let the alumni chapters be given their share of attention. 


It might prove a wise thing if the next convention would consider 
the advisability of recognizing the district convention system as an 
important fiictor in fraternity progress. No doubt there is a question 
whether the lengths to which some fraternities carry the system are 
worth the trouble; but many reasons will come to mind why some 
such kind of gathering is desirable. Their most obvious excuse for 
being will be the educational value they may be to the del^;ates who 
attend. If held late in the spring or at any other convenient time, 
they must necessarily consider matters that are likely to come before 
the fall convention. Essays could be presented, discussions held, and 
more than one matter of interest would be brought to general atten- 
tion. Again, such a convention would be, in its way, as great a 
unifier and cementer of friendship as the larger convention. Many 
men, who would be unable to attend the larger convention, would 
here be brought together and the result could not be anything but 
beneficial. The compact situation of our own chapters will lend itself 
to the carrying out of such a plan. The New England chapters 
would naturally fall into one district, and the Central New York 
chapter into another, while the others could less easily be parceled off. 
If it is not desired to commit the Fraternity to this system, why not 
at least have the next convention ** resolve " to allow a trial, and then 
have an experimental meeting or two ? The result could not &il to be 
interesting as well as profitable. 

Remember, Campaign Committees, that unceasing exertion is the 
cost of a good Freshman delegation. 


The article on ^'Chapter Correspondence" in the May Quarterly 
suggested to many readers the question whether it pays to keep in the 
Constitution Section 7 of Article 5, which treats of intercommunica- 
tion between chapters by letter, and has fallen into such '' innocuous 
desuetude." As suggested, the chapter letters in the Quarterly 
might be made a substitute, but in that case legislation would be 
necessary making it obligatory upon every chapter editor to furnish a 
letter for every issue of the Quarterly. The advantages of such a 
widespread publication of each chapter's doings are obvious, and we 
are sure the alumni would welcome the change. 

The office of Corresponding Secretary could in that case be abolished 
or rather combined with that of chapter editor, which would assume 
the position its importance demands. At present the requirements of 
these positions are not satisfactorily fulfilled. 


Shall we have honorary members ? — Sigma Alpha Epsthm Record. 

If you desire to hold and strengthen your good reputation you will 
decide ''No," once and for all time. Honorary membership, as 
usually conferred, is simply for the sake of having well known names 
upon the roll. This is an open confession of weakness. For if the 
Fraternity possessed a sufficient number of famous men among its 
alumni to give it standing and distinction, there would be no occasion 
to weaken the value of its membership by making honorary elections. 

In years gone by it was the customary practice of young frater- 
nities, and some old ones also, to elect honorary members because 
distinguished alumni were scarce, and that is why so many fraternities 
now have them. The flight of time has wrought many changes in 
the Greek world. Men who years ago were just leaving collie to 
begin the solution of their life's problem are now in the enjoyment of 
all the honor that the age can give them. This glory and fame brings 
reputation to the fraternity happy in their possession, and renders un- 
necessary the borrowing of figure-heads. This question of honorary 
membership has been before Delta Upsilon quite often, and, we are 
pleased to say, that every case in the past eight years has been answered 
emphatically in the negative. 

Yale is now the great Mecca for every fraternity not having a 
chapter there. 


Occasionally complaint appears in the Greek-letter magazines that 
the chapter letters are uninteresting, largely composed of ''brag," 
lacking literary value and written in the style that has characterixed 
these productions for years past 

This fault is often unjustly charged against the editor. 

An examination of many letters gives the impression that the 
writers regard their work in the light of a task, and this, of necessity, 
robs the letter of the charm that springs from a labor of love. That 
the majority of these letters are without interest is certainly not the 
fault of the editor; he is bound to publish what his assistants send him. 
He can edit the letters to a certain extent or reject them entirely, but 
he cannot write others to replace them, as he does not possess suffi- 
cient knowledge, even if he had the time and inclination. 

Each chapter of a fraternity publishing an official magazine is sup- 
posed to have an associate editor or correspondent The duties of 
such an officer are unquestionably to commit to paper the ideas and 
convictions which his brothers maintain on matters relating to the 
chapter and fraternity, and to transmit them through the magazine for 
the consideration of the fraternity at large. In short, his duty is to 
prepare a chapter ediiortai. 

We do not wish to be understood as advocating the exclusion of 
news from a chapter letter. That is as essential as anything else, only 
it should be presented in a readable manner, free from useless verbiage 
and beyond localism. 

When chapter letters are so prepared that they will reflect the ideas 
and opinions of the chapter and report news that is interesting, there 
will be no cause for criticism and the value of the fraternity magazine 
will be greatly enhanced. Then, too, will the aim of chapter letters 
be attained, and the link between every chapter and every member be 
more securely welded into the grand chain of Fraternity. 


It requires to edit a newspaper successfully the brains of a philosopher, the 
skill, the vigilance and the boldness of a great general; a man ought to be a states- 
man, an essayist, a geographer, a statistician and an encyclopedia. — Talmage in 
Minneapolis youmal. 

If the genial Doctor had in mind a fraternity magazine when he 
made these remarks, he should have added, possessing the patience of 
Job and a good sized bank account 


The oft repeated &brication that "Mr. Harrison is the first college 
fraternity man ever elected to the Presidency of the United States/' ap- 
pears once more. This time it is in the May Kappa Alpha Journal. 
The editor has doubtless been led into this error by his good nature. 
James A. Garfield, WilHams, '56, a regularly initiated member of Delta 
Upsilon, was ** the first collie fraternity man ever elected to the Presi- 
dency of the United States." Chester A. Arthur, Union, '48, was a 
regularly initiated member of Psi Upsilon, a '* secret society," and 
' * came to the Presidency by the hand of God. " The Phi Delta Theta 
ScroUy in booming its distinguished member is usually very careful to say 
General Harrison is the first secret society man elected to the Presidency. 
Of course this seems like drawing very fine the line of distinction. 
However, it has to be done in order to give the impression that Mr. 
Harrison is the first President from the ranks of the college fraternities. 
In reality he is the third. 

No one is so utterly at the mercy of others as the editor of a Greek- 
letter magazine. 


We wonder how much longer Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa Epsilon 
will continue to give countenance to the organizations bearing their 
names in Harvard and Yale. 

" Our brotherhood was the first to publish a magazine or journal devoted to 
its interest, of the Greek-letter fraternities ; the first to adopt emblematic colors.*' 
—Editorial in Theta Delta Chi Shield, 

We question the accuracy of both of these statements, and ask for 

The publisher of the Theta Delta Chi Shield evidently has a limited 

idea of what is necessary to place a magazine in the foremost rank of 

Greek-letter publications, if this notice in a recent issue is true : 

** We hope to present the next issue in an entirely new dress, which will give 
the SAieid the leading place among college publications.'' 

The appearance of that " new dress '* is awaited with much in- 

The Beta Theta Pi convention at Chautauqua, last month, was a 
great success. One hundred delegates were present and as many 


more alumnL An important action was the absorption bodily of 
Sigma Delta Pi, a local society of Dartmouth College, having about 
three hundred and seventy-five alumni members. This makes Beta 
Theta Pi's fiftieth active chapter. 

If we are not mistaken, Sigma Delta Pi is the Dartmouth Society 
which petitioned Zeta Psi, at its Easton, Pa., convention, some years 
ago, and was refused. 

Tlie Tufkmian is authority for the statement that Delta Phi and 
Zeta Psi have established chapters at Yale. In addition to these there 
are chapters of Alpha Delta Phi, Chi Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta 
Psi, Kappa Alpha, Phi Gamma Delta, Psi Upsilon, Sigma Nu, Theta 
Delta Chi, Theta Xi, and several local societies. Delta Upsilon is 
now about the only prominent Eastern fiatemity that is not repre- 


Madison University, at Hamilton, N. Y., is to be known hence- 
forth as Colgate University. Now, if the name of Hamilton, N. Y., 
could be exchanged with Clinton, N. Y., the seat of Hamilton Col- 
lege, more confusion would be avoided. 


It isn't always the strongest chapter that gets the best Freshman 

Fraternities are the most important &ctor in the college world to- 
day. Their future seems boundless. 

It is with more than usual regret that we bid adieu to the brothers 
who have acted as our chapter correspondents during the past year. 
By their close attention to duty they have made the most acceptable 
assistants we have ever had. Improvement has been especially notice- 
able in the quality of matter and the promptness with which it has 
been forwarded. By carefully studying the methods of their predeces- 
sors and co-workers, the new incumbents will rapidly develop into 
efiicient correspondents. 

A few years ago the Western fraternities decried the large under- 
graduate chapter memberships of the Eastern fraternities. Since that 
time the Western fraternities have established themselves in the East, 

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and we note that their chapters, in point of numbers, generally equal 
and sometimes exceed those of the Eastern fraternities. 

Correspondents who favor us with newspai)ers containing informa- 
tion for the Quarterly will greatly aid us by indicating the matter to 
which attention is desired. Modesty is a charming virtue, but please 
do not exercise it in this case by omitting to mark the paragraph. 


Since the last issue of the Quarterly two members of Delta Up- 
silon have been called to occupy positions of public prominence. 
These are the presidency of Brown University and the pastorate of the 
Filth Avenue Baptist Church of New York. Professor £. Benjamin 
Andrews, D.D., LL.D., Brown, '70, succeeds Dr. Robinson at 
Brown, and the Rev. William H. P. Faunce, Brown, '80, becomes Dr. 
Armitage's successor. Drs. Robinson and Armitage were made hon- 
orary members of Delta Upsilon many years ago. Thus two honorary 
members are succeeded by regular initiates. 


A few weeks will bring on the annual campaign season, with its 
customary trials, defeats and victories. No work of the chapter dur- 
ing the college year is so difficult or tr3ring, and none on which the 
life and prosperity of a chapter so much dei)end. 

The committee in whose hands the future of the chapter is placed 
should be carefully selected from the strongest men. Tact, versatility, 
generous disposition, pleasing address and good judgment of charac- 
ter are among the qualities required for successful work. 

With the selection of desirable men among the new students 
comes the task of pledging. This is often greatly lessened if the can- 
didate has a relative or friend in the Fraternity. Such information 
can be readily obtained from the Alphabetical List of Members and 
Geographical Index in the Quinquennial catalogue. A man's choice is 
often influenced by his preparatory teachers, and this &ct should not 
be overlooked. 

The importance of a good Freshman del^;ation cannot be over- 
estimated; therefore, campaign committees, make it your business this 
fall that Delta Upsilon has the largest and finest list of initiates in her 
fifly-five years of glorious history. 


Owing to the difficulty experienced in publishing the Quarterly 
in October, January, April and July, the dates of issue have been 
changed to November, February, May and August The annual 
Convention, coming in the latter part of October, necessitates the 
delay of an October issue, or holding the Convention matter until 
January. The Christmas and spring vacations delay matter for January 
and April issues, and a few college commencements in July throw 
that number into August 

We trust that the present arrangement will obviate annoying delays 
and permit of prompt publication. 

** The successful papers of the land are those which are blessed with good 
business management ** — A/irw York Press. 

The Greek-letter press has always suffered from the lack of 
adequate business management, and this fact has never been more 
painfully apparent than at present The fraternity magazine has 
passed beyond the period when it can be successfully handled by a 
devoted member in time taken from his regular duties. To possess 
a pleasing appearance, contain fresh, interesting matter, and be issued 
promptly, it requires as careful, experienced supervision as a monthly 
magazine or a daily newspaper. 

When fraternities can secure such attention for their journals there 
will be little complaint about cost, delay and lack of interest 


The recent subscription of a thousand dollars, by a member of the 
Fraternity residing in New York, for the purpose of aiding his chapter 
in the purchase of a home, is an eloquent testimonial to the value 
and influence of the Fraternity. 

Happily for Delta Upsilon such generous gifts are becoming more 
frequent They have a significance, too, that is gratifying to those 
who are interested in the development of fraternities. No better 
evidence can be given of the permanency and stability of the fraternity 
S3^tem. ^ ^ 

Eighty members of Delta U. were present at the annual spring 
initiation of the Harvard chapter. Over half the number were alumni, 
and many chapters were represented. The chapter has been making 
excellent progress during the last few years, not a little of which is 
due to the watchful care and guiding interest of her young alumni. 


Well blessed is the chapter whose alumni, by personal work^ 
evince their loyalty. 

Every chapter and every alumni association should be represented 
at the Fifly-fifth Annual Convention of the Fraternity, to be held, with 
the Syracuse chapter, in the latter part of October, at Syracuse, N. Y. 

The encouragement and support that the Board of Editors of the 

Quarterly has received from the alumni during the past year, has 

been a source of much gratification and pleasure. Without having 

experienced the difficulties of Greek-letter journalism, it is impossible 

to fully appreciate the value of bits of alumni news, fraternity gossip, 

ideas and suggestions. The collating and forwarding of such matter 

does not involve a great deal of exertion, and, besides helping the 

editor, increases the value of the Quarterly and serves to keep up 

the interest of the alumnus. 


The Fifty-fifth Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held 
with the Syracuse chapter at Syracuse, N. Y., October 23, 24 and 25, 
1889. For list of officers see Directory. 

All matter and communications, of whatever nature, for the 
Quarterly, should be addressed to The Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 
New York, N. Y., P. O. Box 2887. 

Undergraduates, alumni and friends of the Fraternity are earnestly 
requested to forward at once to the Quarterly any information they 
may acquire concerning members of Delta Upsilon. 

The New York Delta Upsilon Club asks for college memorabma of 
all kinds for its library. Send to Samuel M. Brickner, Secretary, 8 
East 47th street, New York, N. Y. 

The chapters are earnestly requested to send to the Quarterly 
copies of the college papers, annuals and catalogues as soon as pub- 
lished. These are much needed in preparing the MS. of each issue. 

Matter from the associate Quarterly editors is due in New York, 
October I5th^ January 15 th, April 15th, and July loth. MS. to be of 
single sheets, legibly written with ink, and using but one side of the 


Samuel B. Morse, D.D., OMy, '6i, recently was made President 
of California College, at Oakland, Cal. 

Harvard conferred, at the recent commencement, the degree of 
LL.D. on the Hon. David A. Wells, LL.D., D.C.L., WOUams, '47- 

The Rev. Orrin P. Giflford, Brcwn, '74, of Boston, Masa, and the 
Rev. George Thomas Dowling, D.D., Madison, '72, of Albany, N, Y., 
lecture at the Summer School at Glen's Falls, N. Y., the early part of 

The Rev. William H. P. Faunce, Brown, '80, pastor of the State 
Street Baptist Church of Springfield, Mass., has been called to succeed 
the Rev. Dr. Thomas Armitage of the Fifth Avenue Baptist. Chwcb, 
New York, N. Y. 

Two of the principal addresses delivered at the recent convention 
in Philadelphia of the Christian Endeavor Societies were by the Rev. 
Orrin P. Giflford, Brown, '74, and the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., 
Hamilion, '57. 

Brother Charles M. Denny, '90, of the Northwesiem chapter, in a 
recent oratorical contest at Northwestern University, took the prize in 
Forensic Declamation, making the fifth consecutive year that the 
chapter has taken this prize. Well done, Norikwesiemi 

Wanted — An i^^Mi/tf/ containing the minutes of the 43d Convention 
of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, held with the Madison chapter at 
Hamilton, N. Y., October 25, 1877. 

Address, Irving S. Upson, Ru/gers, '81, 

New Brunswick, N. J. 

In the Intercollegiate Boat Races at New London, Conn., this year. 
Delta U. was represented by four men. Lewis W. Emerick, '91, was 
coxswain of the victorious Cornell crew ; Charles W. Trippe sat in the 
Columbia Freshman boat, and Howard H. Sypher, '90, and George 
P. Deacon, '91, were members of the Pennsylvania Tarsity crew, the 
latter being coxswain. 


The report from Washington that Mrs. H. G. Heron, an American 
missionary in Corea, had been condemed to death at Seoul, is believed 
to have originated in a circumstance which recently befell the Rev. 
Horace G. Underwood, an American missionary, and his wife, in 
Corea. Mr. Underwood was recently married at Seoul to an Ameri- 
can lady named Horton. They went into the interior on their bridal 
trip and were mobbed in several places on account of their religious 
belief, but finally returned to Seoul in safety. — Christian at Work, 

Mr. Underwood is a member of the New York chapter, class of '8i. 

President Harrison has received from William Candy, a stone- 
mason 9li Melbourne, Australia, a photograph of a beautful and im- 
posing monument to the memory of the late President Garfield, which 
Candy erected in his front yard. The monument is of unique design, 
being a summer-house with suitable inscriptions on the stone front 
A bust of Garfield ornaments a niche over the door. Candy says 
that he is an Englishman, but has a great love for Americans. He 
was always an admirer of Garfield and knows some of his speeches 
by heart. 

In a recent letter to the Editor of the Quarterly, the Hon. Lyman 
E. Knapp, Middtdmry^ '62, Governor of Alaska, writes : I remem* 
ber with great pleasure the fraternal bond in Delta U. while I was 
in college, and while the cares of business and the pressure of the active 
duties of life generally have to a large extent absorbed my attention 
since my graduation, I have never lost my interest in our Fraternity 
and its commendable principles of association. 

I hope you may succeed in your endeavors to promote the interests 
of the society through the Quarterly. 

Yours fraternally, Lyman E. Knapp. 

Among those who have enjoyed the hospitality of the New York 
Delta Upsilon Club during the summer, are Augustus R. Timmerman, 
'88, and Franklin K. White, '90, of WiUiams ; John & Briggs, '90; 
Lewis A. Mitchell, '91, and William D. Olmsted, '91, oi Rochester; 
William H. Snyder, Colhy, '86 ; Cornelius E. Wyckoff, Rutgers, '88; 
William M. Hoff, New Fork, '73 ; Jay W. Somerville, Syracuse, '90 ; 
Eugene A. Byrnes, '84, and Clarence Bjrmes, '87, of Michigan ; Leon 
S. Griswold, '89, Richard E. Dodge, '90, and Harry T. Perry, '90, of 
Harvard, and Oscar J. Cohen, Columbia, '86. 


Visitors are at all times welcome, and Delta U/s coming to the city 
will not find a more pleasant and convenient place to make their head- 
quarters than the Delta Upsilon Club-house at 8 East 47th Street 

Brown University's new President is a Delta U., of him the 
Providence Journal says: "Elisha Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LLnD., 
is not unknown in this community, nor among the great body of the 
alumnL He has a varied experience as student and a teacher, having 
made special studies in several departments of science and philosophy, 
and having taught in many institutions of learning of widely different 
grades and character. He is a man of exceptionally broad training 
and progressive disposition. His essential characteristics, indeed, are 
believed to be liberality of thought and aggressiveness of temperament 
As a professor at Brown for five years, he made an exceedingly creditr 
able record, and built up the reputation which has won him this new 
honor. Most of his work thus far in life has been that of a student, a 
teacher, preacher and writer. " 

The following list of college Presidents are members of Delta 
Upsilon: Peter M. Bartlett, D.D., Williams, '50, ofMaryville College; 
George W. Northrup, D.D., LL.D., Williams, '54, of the Chicago 
Theological Seminary; Augustus W. Cowles, D.D., Union^ '41, of- 
the Elmira Female College ; Stephen Mattoon, D.D., Union, '42, of 
Biddle University; Henry A. Buttz, D.D., Union, *^S, of the Drew 
Theological Seminary; Daniel Bliss, D.D., Amherst, '52, of the Syrian 
College at Beirut, Syria; George Washburn, D.D., Amherst, '55, of 
the Robert College, Constantinople; Hiram C. Haydn, D.D., LL.D., 
Amherst, '56, of Western Reserve University; Henry M. Tupper, 
D.D., Amherst, '59, of Shaw University; George M. P. King, Colby, 
*57, of the Wayland Seminary, Washington; Samuel B. Morse, D.D., 
Colby, '61, of Uie University of the Pacific; Nehemiah White, Ph.D., 
D.D., Middlebury, '57, of Lombard College ; E. Benjamin Andrews, 
D.D., LLD., Brawn,* 'JO, of Brown University ; David Starr Jordan^ 
M.D., Ph.D., LLD., Cornell, '72, of Indiana University, and Horace 
A. Crane, Syracuse, '85, of Nebraska Central College. 

In a five-column account of the killing of ex- Judge David S. Terry 
for an attack on Judge Field, of the United States Supreme Courts the 
New York Sun, under a dispatch from San Francisco, says: 


** Protection was accorded to Justice Field, it is asserted, by authority of 
United States Attorney General Miller, who telegraphed from Washington to the 
Marshal of the district to see that the person of the Justice was protected. The 
order extended also to Justice Sawyer, of the United States Circuit Court in this 
city, upon whom Mrs. Terry made a personal assault last year while on a railway 
train, accompanied by Judge Terry. The order was based upon this fact and 
upon threats declared to have been made openly by Terry aeainst Justice Field. 
Deputy Marshal Nagle was directed to accompany Justice Fidd under this order, 
ana is said to have ^iven Judge Terry full warning to stop when the latter began 
his attack upon Justice Field, and Nagle fired at Terry as the latter was about to 
strike a second time.'' 

Justice Field is a member of our Williams chapter, class of '37; 
Attorney General Miller, of the HamiUon chapter, class of '61, and 
Judge Sawyer, of HamiUon^ '62. The New York Tribune editorially 
says that the action of the Attorney General in according protection 
to Justice Field is "an unprecedented exercise of Federal authority," 
and that ''the proceedings of the Department, while anomalous, are 
justified by the circumstances. " 

The Christian at Work of May 23d contains " Phases of Religious 
Life in Switzerland," by Professor Henry W. Hulbert, Middlebury^ 
'79, and "Plum Nots and Other Nots, Obstacles to Overcome," by 
Edward P. Powell, Hamilton, '53. Dr. John C. Branner, Cornell, '74, 
had an article in the May Popular Science Monthly upon "The Con- 
vict Island of Brazil — Fernando de Noronha. '* The opening article in 
the June Homiletic is "The Kind of Preaching for Our Tim^," by 
Denis Wortman, D.D., Amherst, '57. Dr. Pierson, HamiUon, '57, 
contributes two articles to the same issue, "A Cluster of Curiosities" 
and " How to Inherit the Promises." Professor Branner, Cornell, '74, 
has an illustrated article in the July American Journal of Science upon 
"Arkansas Geology." Professor R. B. Welch, D.D., LLD., Union^ 
'46, opens the July Homiletic with "Symposium on Preaching. III. 
Training For the Work and In the Work." The Rev. Levi D. Tem- 
ple, Madison, '79, contributes "Polycarp : The Conflict of Christianity 
with Heathenism." The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, 
'57, has two articles, "Effective Church Organization" and "How I 
Succeeded." The August Homiletic opens with " Mohammedan Uni- 
versity and the Howling Dervishes of Cairo," by the Rev. D. Schley 
Schaflf, New Fork, '73. ' ' A Cluster of Curiosities," by the Rev. Arthur 
T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57, and "The Glory of Christ Seen in 
the First Miracle," by the Rev. George E. Horr, Jr., Brown, '76. 




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WILLIAMS collect:. 

Commencement WESK.—The ninety-fifth Commencement at Williams was not 
different in any great degree from former ones. On Friday night, June 21st, the class 
suppers took place. The Juniors held theirs at North Adams, the Sophomores at Wil- 
liamstown, and the Freshmen at Saratoga. The following evening the Graves prize 
speaking was held in the Congregational Church between members of the Senior 
class. Delta U. was represented in this by Brothers Fitschen and Johnson. After the 
exercises in the church came the reception at the D. K. E. house. President Carter 
delivered the Baccalaureate sermon Sunday afternoon, and immediately after the 
service the audience filed to Mission Park, where the usual prayer meeting was held. 
Monday morning the glee and banjo clubs gave a concert, and Delta U. was here 
represented by Brothers Edson, '90, and Johnson, '91, on the glee club, and by 
Brother Elmore, '91, on the banjo club. In the afternoon the Junior Dramatics 
took place, the play being "Our Boys." Brother Whittelsey represented Delta 
U., and in the evening Uie Sigma Phi reception drew a large crowd. Tuesday 
was Class Day and the Senior Promenade was held in the evening. Delta U. gave 
a reception to her alumni In the evening. Wednesday was Commencement day. 
Brother Fitschen, *8q, took the general prize for extemporary speaking. Brothers 
Edson and Whittelesy took the first and second prizes for speaking from the class 
of '90, and Brothers Edwards and Wild also took prizes from '91. Delta U. has 
taken her usual stand in athletics and college honors during the past year. 

Of our '89 men, Broughton will study medicine at the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons in New York. Brown will be instructor in the Williams Gymnasium 
and will afterwards study law. Grout will go into business and Fitschen and 
Johnson enter the ministry. 


At long and fitful intervals a brief letter has appeared in the Quarterly 
from the Union chapter informing her sister chapters that life was still extant 
After a most successftil year it becomes my pleasant duty to extend the heartiest 
greetings of the Urwm chapter to her sister chapters, and to assure them that 
while an almost unbroken silence for some time past has surrounded her, life 
and action have been developing, and that now, at the end of the year of '89, 
she is able to stand forth in all her new-bom strength to greet again with all the 
old-time fervor her sister chapters. The past year has dealt most generously with 
us, doing much to place us again in our old position. By a complication of dr- 
cnmstances two years ago we returned with but four men. Things indeed looked 
gloomy for Delta U., but for the untiring efforts of Brother Kennedy, '88, to 


whom Delta U. at Union owes more than to any other man who has been a mem- 
ber of late years, and whose memory we love to cherish, not alone because of our 
fraternal relations, but for the genial and generous friendship that he inspired. To 
him indeed Delta U. owes her existence to-day. The clouds haye passed away 
and the sunshine of a new prosperity beams upon us. In all the varied spheres 
of college life each member has borne himself with credit, thus reflecting honor 
upon our chapter. In scholarship, in athletics, our position is second to none. In 
'89 our men took high rank. Brother Snow receiving a Sigma Xi key. We have 
no ^90 men, but we have the leaders in '91, while m ^92 both the classical and 
scientific divisions are led by Delta U. *s. In athletics our position was most 
clearly defined by our taking more events than any other one society at field-day. 
At Commencement we were less fortunate, due, however, to the £aLCt that our *89 
men, with one exception, were engineers, thus debarring them from stage privi* 
leges. Brother Snow, as has been stated, received a Sigma Xi key, and McDonald, 
*9I, received the first Sophomore oratorical prize. 

Commencement brought back a large number of our alumni, and the banquet 
and social were most happy occasions. The facts most significant of our present 
prosperity and future permanency were, the <* swinging '' of a '93 man at Com- 
mencement, a thing done by no other fraternity this year, and the action taken by 
the alumni towards the erection of a chapter house. All is well with us now. Re. 
spected by our fellow students and unhampered by society feuds, we are looking 
forward to a period of prosperity continuous with that of the renewed strength of 
our college. 


Hamilton's classic walls are all aglow with smiles of satisfaction at the evi- 
dences of new growth and vigorous life beneath their benign shadows. Like 
veritable sons of Roman discipline and Hellenic training, Hamilton's athletes 
returned from the Intercollegiate games at Albany, crowned with the victor's gar- 
land of olive. Now the ** * pink ' of perfection *' floats on the breeze, for Hamil- 
ton gloriously waves the champion's penant of the New York State Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association. Out of a possible fifteen, Hamilton secured nine firsts and 
nine seconds, breaking four college records. The ball nine also has succeeded in 
taking second place in New York State Association. Not only in athletics has 
Hamilton advanced ; but, during the past year, three members have been added 
to her faculty, and her campus is adorned with another beautiful building, the new 
Y. M. C. A. Hall, donated by the Hon. Horace B. Silliman, of Cohoes, N. Y. 
The glee club quartette, with Brother Robert J. Hughes, '90, for manager and 
first tenor, has, in conjunction with the newly organized banjo and guitar club, 
won new laurels for the college. Successful concerts were given in Utica, Albany, 
and many smaller places. ** ScoUard's Serenade," words by ProC Clinton ScoU 
lard, '81, and music composed by Brothers Whitney, '89, and Hughes, '90, has 
attracted some attention, and was published in the Hamiltenian^ and also in the 
May number of the Hamilton Literary Monthly. On the *^ Lit** and ^* HanUl^ 
tonian " for next year Delta U. is represented by Thomas £. Hayden, '91, Business 


Manager of the former, and George H. Harkness, '91, literary editor of the latter. 

Among the appointments for Commencement, Delta U. had her share. Brother 
R Coit Morris received appointment as a Clark prize orator, a McKinney prize 
debater, and delivered a High Honor oration at Commencement. He was also 
elected to the Phi Beta Kappa. Brother Eddy A. Whitney was also one of the 
Commencement speakers. For excellence in andergraduate oratory Brothers 
Hughes, *90, Harkness and Hayden, ^91, and Curran, '92, received appointments. 

In prizes Brother E. Coit Morris, *89, took second prize in extemporaneous 
debate and in metaphysics. Brother Robert J. Hughes, '90, took the first South- 
worth prize in physics, and also the first Junior McKinney prize in declamation. 
Brothers Harkness and Hayden, '91, took first and second prizes, respectively, in 
Sophomore English essays. 

Commencement week opened on Sunday, June 23, with the Baccalaureate 
sermon by President Darling. In the evening, the Rev. Professor James S. Riggs, of 
Auburn Theological Seminary, delivered the address before the college Y. M. C. A. 
On Monday evening the McKinney prize declamation contest occurred. Four out 
of the fifteen speakers were Delta U's. The first Junior prize was awarded to 
Brother Hughes. Tuesday afternoon witnessed <* Campus Day " exercises on 
College Hill. Brother Whitney was the orator of the occasion. In the evening 
was the McKinney prize debate. Brother Morris, '89, was the Delta U. represen- 
tative and took second prize. After these exercises the Senior Ball in Scollard 
Opera House received due attention. Wednesday afternoon occurred the Class Day 
exercises in the Stone Church, where Brother Morris officiated as poet, and also 
on the Presentation Committee. In the evening the 77th annual oration before the 
alumni was delivered by President John H. Peck, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti- 
tute, and the annual poem by the Rev. James H. Ecob, D.D., of Albany, N, Y. 
On Wednesday evening, after the exercises at the Stone Church, the 42d annual 
alumni reunion and reception was held at the Delta Upsilon Chapter House. A 
large number of guests were present, both ladies and gentlemen. A season of 
social enjoyment was spent very pleasantly, and afterward the company paid their 
respects to the dainty spread which the Delta U. prize winners had furnished for 
the occasion. It was not until a late hour that the guests departed, and all were 
visibly pleased with Delta Upsilon hospitality. Among the alumni who were 
in Clinton during Commencement week were : The Rev. L. Merril 
Miller, D.D., '40 (Hon.), Ogdensburgh, N. Y.; the Rev. Edward P. 
Powell, D.D., '53, CoUege HiU ; Professor WUUam H. Maynard, D.D., '54, 
Madison University ; the Rev. Dwight Scovel, '54, Clinton, N. Y. ; the Rev. Samuel 
Miller. '60, DeanesviUe, N. Y. ; the Rev. Chester W. Hawley. Amherst, '58, Clin- 
ton, N. Y.; the Rev. Isaac O. Best, Ph.D., '67, Clinton, N. Y. ; Professor Frandi 
M. Burdick, '69, Cornell University ; Professor William L. Downing, '69, Utica, 
N. Y., Free Academy ; the Hon. Willard M. UiUbridgc, '69. Detroit, Mich.; 
Professor Elliot R. Payson, '69, Binghamton, N. Y.; Charles H. Scarle, '69, Utica, 
N. Y.; Frederick H. Gouge, '70, Utica, N. Y.; Professor J. Edman Massee, '73, 
Albany, N. Y. ; Professor Herbert M. HUl, '79, Watertown, N. Y. ; Francis W. 
Joslyn, *8i, Utica, N. Y.; Louis A. Scoval, M.D.. '84. Booneviile, N. Y.; the 


Rev. Thomas C. Miller, »85, Hammond, N. Y.; Edward R, Fitch, »86, Westmore- 
land, N. Y. ; Professor Frederick W. Griffith, *86, Palmyra, N. Y. ; Professor 
Philip N. Moore, '86, Manchester, Vt; Professor James B. Parsons, 'Sd, Clinton, 
N. Y.; Professor Henry D. Hopkins, '87, Phelps, N. Y.; Professor Frank H. 
Robson, *87, Elizabeth, N. J. ; Professor Frank B. Severance, '87, BooneviUe, 
N. Y. ; John E. Everett, '88, of Remsen, N. Y. ; Professor Warren D. More, '88, 
of Mexico, N. Y.; William H. Squires, '88, of Auburn Theological Seminary. 

Thursday was the last and great day, and the graduating class did credit to 
themselves and to their alma mater. Brothers Whitney and Morris, our only 
Seniors, were both represented on the Commencement programme. After the 
orations of the graduating class were delivered, prizes were awarded and degrees 
conferred by President Darling in behalf of the college. 

Brothers Frederick W. Griffith, Philip N. Moore and James B. Parsons, all of 
'86, received the degree of M.A. The Hon. William Henry Harrison Miller, '61, 
Attorney-General of the United States, Washington, D. C, received the degree of 
LL.D. The Hon. David L. Kiehle, '61, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 
St Paul, Biinnesota, also received the degree of LL.D. After the cooferring of 
degrees the alumni repaired to Scollard Hall, where the alumni banquet was held. 
In the evening Commencement was ended with President Darling's reception on 
CoUege Ha 

Brother Whitney, '89, will go to Mexico, N. Y., as assistant to Brother Warren 
D. More, '88, principal of the Mexico Academy. Brother Whitney will also study 
medicine during the summer at Geneva, N. Y. In September, Brother Morris, '89, 
will enter upon his duties as Assistant Treasurer and Assbtant Librarian of Hamil- 
ton College. During the siunmer he will be found at Thousand Island Park. 
Brother Harry H. Fay, '92, of Pottsdam, and, perhaps, Brother John M. 
Curran, '92, will also spend the summer at Thousand Island Park. Brother Wil- 
liamP. Shepard, '91, summers at Clayton, and Brother Thomas E. Hayden, '91, 
will visit the Fulton Chain in the Adirondacks. 


We have said ** Good-bye " to our '89 brothers, and one in '91 who is not to 
return — as sorry to lose them as they are to part with their alma mater and be- 
loved chapter. And now for a brief review of the achievements of our chapter in 
the past year. It has already been told how Derr and Dodd were appointed 
monitors and members of Phi Beta Kappa on first drawing; which means that out 
of the first four men in the class in scholarship, and of the eight on the Commence- 
ment stage. Delta Upsilon had two— a better record than any other chapter here 
can show. In this connection should be mentioned Buck's monitorship in '90, and 
our excellent prospects of a monitor in '91. Of the offices bestowed by the Senior 
class. Brother William E. Clarke, Jr., was given the position of Grove Poet, which 
he filled with great credit; and Brother Elmer H. Copeland acquitted himself 
gracefully as toast-master. We were disappointed in the distribution of under- 
graduate prizes, but were very well represented in all the oratorical contests of 
Commencement week. Clarke, '89, was one of the eight Hardy prize debaters; 


Copdand and Ewing, ^89, were on the '*Hyde fifteen;" Miles, '91, on the <* Kel- 
logg five," and McNeill on the Junior *< Lester." Brothers Derr and Dodd, '89, 
each took scholarship prizes. Brothers Richardson, Weldon, McNeill and Buck, 
of '90, were elected to the Honorary Senior Scientific Society. 

Our stand in athletics during the past year has been good, though by the 
graduation of Brother Warriner, *88, we lost the best all-round athlete Amherst 
has seen in many years. No society equaled us in foot-ball last filL In the game 
with Dartmouth there were six Delta U.'s massed in the center of the team. 
Philbric, '89, Jacobs, '91, and Weldon, '90, Ballon, '92, and Cutler, '91, in the 
rush line, and Ewing, '89, at quarter-back. Brothers Thayer and Clarke, '89, 
represented us in the base-ball team which has won such glory for Amherst this 
spring. In Raley, '92, we have a very promising sprinter, and Ewing, ^, was 
the best tennis player in college. 

On the college papers we have preserved our good standing. Clapp is on the 
Literary Monthly^ and the two most honorable positions on the Student Board are 
held by our men. Brother McNeill, '90, being Editor-in-Chief^ and Brother Board- 
man Freshman editor. McNeill is also President of his class since Freshman year 
and President of the College Co-operative Society. As far as can be ascertained, 
the members of the '89 delegation look forward to the following professions: 
Thayer, medicine ; Clarke and Ewing, law ; Derr, electrical engineering at the 
Boston Institute of Technology; Copeland and Philbric, teaching. Mighill, who 
was one of Amherst's best chemists, has been offered a position in the Iowa State 
College. Dodd engages in business with his father in Portland, Oregon. 

Our annual reception on the evening of Class Day was quite a success. During 
the whole week the house was enlivened by the presence of recent alumnL We 
wish they could all understand how deeply we appreciate any interest they may 
take in the present and future of the chapter, and how gladly we welcome them 
back. Our house is already lighted with electricity, and wiUi the parlors refitted 
with money kindly donated by the Trustees, and the prospect of a good delegation 
in '93, we anticipate a successful year at Amherst and wish the same to our sister 


CoMMBNCBMSNT WsKK.— -The Adelbert chapter sends greeting to her sister 
chapters. We are happy to say we have finished successfully another year. Since 
the last Quarterly was issued several interesting and important events have 
taken place at Adelbert Sunday evening, the i6th of June, Dr. Haydn opened 
the exercises of Commencement week by delivering the Baccalaureate sermon in 
the Euclid Avenue Congregational Church. It was a rainy evening, yet a large 
audience, which filled the church, showed their appreciation of the occasion. On 
Monday evening the prize speaking was held in Calvary Chapel. Four speakers 
from the Freshman class and four from the Sophomore class are chosen by the 
&culty. The prise of the Sophomore class fell to Brother John H. Dynes, and that 
of the Freshman class to Charles W. Stage, an Alpha Delta Phi. For several years 
Delta U. has secured one prize or the other. The alumni met in the chapel on 


Tuesday afternoon and held their annual meeting. A larger number than usual 
were present In the evening, ex-Senator Conger, of Michigan, of the class of '41, 
delivered the alumni address in the Disciple Church. Following this address, some 
of the {ratemities gave banquets to their alumni. Delta U. was on hand, and 
about thirty sat at the table. The spread was discussed, and then followed toasts 
and reminiscences from the alumnL Among those who were present were the 
following: The Rev. John N. Wilson, '66, the first President of the re-established 
chapter; the Rev. W. S. Swan, '77; Professor Hobart, '78; Professor Wright, 'So; 
Dr. John P. Sawyer, '83; the Rev. Arthur C. Ludlow, '84; George N. Thomas, 
'81; Norton T. Horr, Cornell, '82; Professor Ashley, '85; John N. Weld, *86; 
Elmer E. Brooks, '85. On Wednesday morning the exercises of the graduating 
class were held. The valedictory was delivered by a non-fraternity man. The 
salutatory fell to an Alpha Delta Phi, and the philosophical to Evan H. Hopkins, 
a Delta U. All the graduates received the degree of A.B. The degree M.A. was 
conferred on five men, who were represented in an oration by Calvin A. Judson, 
*86, a Delta U. John T. Gulick was honored with the degree of Ph.D. When 
these exercises were finished the alumni adjourned to the college chapel, where 
they enjoyed their annual lunch. In the evening the President gave a reception to 
the alumni, invited guests and students. The building was beautifully decorated 
with flowers and lighted by electric lights. A large crowd was present, and enjoyed 
themselves until a late hour in social chat, wandering about the halls, recitadoa 
rooms, looking over the laboratories, museum and library, dancing, etc. The 
college glee club and orchestra furnished the music, rendering several beautiful 

Saturday evening, June 15 th, we initiated two new men of '92 — ^Martin 
Adams Tutde and Charles Ralph Tuttle, both of Painesville, O. We are holding 
our own in fraternity matters. Next fall Alpha Delta Phi will return seven men; 
BetaTheU Pi, seven; Delta Kappa Epsilon, eight; Delta Tau Delta, three; Phi 
Gamma Delta, one; and Delta Upsilon, twelve men. Our prospects for next year 
are good. A large Freshman class is expected. We have one man pledged. Our 
only Senior member, Evan H. Hopkins, is studying stenography this summer. 
Next fall he will enter Harvard Law School. The different members of the chap- 
ter are busying themselves in various ways. Some are traveling, some are at sum- 
mer resorts, others are working or studying. Field day occurred on the 29th of 
May. Prizes were g^ven this year to the winners of the several numbers on the 
programme. It was cloudy all day, and the latter part of the afternoon it rained, 
compelling an adjournment to the gymnasium, where the programme was carried 
out as far as possible. We took very few prizes — in fact, only a small number of 
Delta U.'s entered the lists. The Reserve came out on field day and was purchased 
by many of the visitors. 


Commencement day at Colby University, which occurred on July 3d, marked 
the termination of a series of honors for Delta Upsilon which for length and gen- 
eral variety is rarely equaled by a chapter of any Greek-letter fraternity. These 


honors have been confined to no particnlar class, to no single department of col. 
lege politics, but are the product of every class and are co-extensive with every 
phase of collegiate activity. 

It is not the purport of this letter to display a pompous parade of evasive gen- 
eralities, but rather to candidly set forth some of the prized rewards and honorary 
positions of our men, trusting that our record will clearly indicate the relative 
standing of I>elta Upsilon to her rival chapters at Colby. 

Our delegation from the class of '92 has met our expectations. Of the seven 
men who received appointments to the Freshman prize reading three are loyal 
sons of Delta U. All three received much deserved praise for their efforts at the 
exhibition, and one of them, Brother George P. Fall, was honored with second 
prize. In the class of '91 Delta Upsilon maintains her enviable position. At the 
Sophomore prize declamations we were represented by two men who are ever proud 
to defend the banner of their ideal fraternity. Here the second prize was awarded 
to Brother Charles F. Leadbetter. 

On Junior presentation day, July 1st, the class of '90 presented to the univer. 
sity a statue of ** Niobe and Her Child." The class exercises were conducted upon 
the campus, the programme consbting of an oration, poem, awarding of prizes and 
history. The orator and the awarder of prizes were stanch Delta Upsilon men, 
and that they acquitted themselves admirably may be learned from the following 
comments, clipped from the Waterville Mail: **The awarding of prizes by Mr. 
Wilbur C. Whddon was the most enjoyable hit of the afternoon." '*Mr. J. Ed- 
mund Burke's oration, * Responsibilities of Citizenship,' was one of the finest ever 
heard upon the campus." At the Junior prize exhibition held on the evening of 
July 1st we had two of the seven men who participated, and here again the second 
prize for excellence in composition and declamation was awarded to a Delta U., J. 
Edmund Burke. In the dass of '89 Delta Upsilon was dependent upon a single 
son to win her honors. This grave responsibility could scarcely have rested upon 
more worthy shoulders. Brother Woods held the highest honors and graduated in 
the first grade of scholarship, receiving an appointment from the faculty to speak 
at graduation. 

Akin to this excellent showing in prize taking and scholarship is the position 
we hold in college journalism. We have the first managing editor of the college 
annual, The OracU^ managing editor of our regular publication, The Echo^ and 
at a recent reorganization of the Board of Echo editors. Brother Hugh R. Hatch, 
'90, was elected editor-in-chief. In athletics we stood well on field day. Delta U. 
men asserted their strength in the various contests, and secured a large percentage 
of the coveted prizes. During the base-ball season Brothers Dow, '91, and Merrill, 
'92, played upon the university nine. Base -ball is the central athletic attraction at 
Colby ; accordingly an estimate of our strength in the prevailing sports may be 
obtained by adding to our list of base ballists the fact that'at the annual meeting 
of the base-ball association, the President of the association, the Manager of the 
University nine and the Captain of the second nine were chosen from the boys 
who are ever faithful to the Gold and Blue. 

As illustrative of our standing in religrious circles we need only mention the 


£act that the President, Vice-President and Corresponding Secretary of the college 
Y. M. C. A. are men who wear with honor the golden badge of non-secrecy. 

With such a combination of honors we need end with no rhetorical flourish, 
but will simply inquire if, under the circumstances, we would not be justified in 
inscribuig upon our banner beneath the Delta and the Upsilon that electrical motto 
of our dear old Pine Tree State, Dirigo f 


Commencement Week.— The Commencement exercises at Rochester this 
year were made unusually attractive by being held in the new Lyceum Theatre. 
This building is so much better adapted to speaking than any of the churches, 
that the exercises were much more pleasant and better appreciated by the people 
of the city than ever before. 

In noting the prizes and honors awarded to the members of the Rochester 
chapter this year, it should be borne in mind that the prizes given at our college 
in former years have nearly all been abolished. At Uie Sophomore exhibitioa, 
appointments to which are made on the basis of scholarship, two Delta U.'s ap- 
peared, and one of them, William D. Merrell, received the first prize. At the 
Senior Exhibition our three Seniors appeared. Brother William C. Raymond with 
the honor of Phi Beta Kappa. Brother Raymond has been appointed to a good 
position as a teacher in a high class school in Texas. In the honor work, pursued 
in addition to the regular work of the coiu-se, appear the names of Brothers A. H. 
Wilcox, '90, in French and German ; William D. Merrell, in Latin ; H. A. Hamil- 
ton, *92, in Latin and Mathematics ; and George L Gardner in Mathematics. This 
may not seem a large number ; but when it is considered that this work is done 
for honorable mention simply, and not for prizes, and that more than one-third of 
the honor work during the past year was done by Delta U.'s, it will appear more 
creditable. The class day exercises this year were of a very high order. Brother 
Fox gave the Senior Bone Speech, and Brother Raymond the Tree Oration. 

At the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the university our petition 
for a site for a chapter house on the campus was favorably considered, and a reso- 
lution to that effect presented to the chapter. We are given to understand that if 
the matter shall be approved by Dr. Hill, upon his return from Europe, our request 
will be granted. 

About sixty members sat down to the annual banquet at the Livingston, Tues- 
day night. The arrangements in charge of the committee, Messrs. Bramley, '90, 
French, '91, and Bnckner, '91, were very complete. The Hon. Joseph O'Connor, 
'63, editor of the Post-Express and President of the Fraternity, officiated as toast- 
master. Toasts were responded to as follows : 

Our Record in U. of R.— Herman K. Phinney, '77; N. Y. Delta Upsilon Club 
—Samuel M. Brickner, '88; The Heroes of the Hour— Willis H. Brooks, '89; Dr. 
Anderson— Dr. E. B. Angell, '77; Delta U. in the New Administration— John A. 
Barhite, '81 ; The Cleveland Convention— Henry W. Conklin, '79; Delta U. as a 
Yearling -William C. WUcox, '88; Our Home?— David Hayes, '78. 


In connection with the toast on Dr. Anderson, several of the older alumni 
were called upon to speak, and the following responded : Dr. David H. Sheldon, 
*57, Chicago; the Rev. Forest A. Marsh, '69, Beloit, Wis.; the Rev. G. L. Hamil- 
ton, '61 ; and Thomas Dransfidd, '59. At the conclusion, by a standing vote, a 
committee was appointed to draft resolutions of congratulation and appreciation, 
to be presented to Dr. Anderson in behalf of the alumni and active chapter. 


Commencement Week. — ^The exercises began this year with the Baccalau- 
reate sermon, Sunday, June 30, by President Brainerd; his topic, ** Reverence a 
Needed Element of Character." His text, ** Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, 
for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground." No abstract could do justice 
to the sermon, which was the best delivered in Middlebury for many years. The 
anniversary of the college Y. M. C. A. came Sunday evening. A crowded house 
listened to the address, which was given by Brother E. C. Evans, '76, of Indiana- 
polis, Ind. Brother June E. Mead, '90, President of the Association, presided. 

The address was unusually interesting and instructive. The preliminary 
meeting of the associated alumni was held Tuesday at 9.30 A.M. Matters of 
business were disposed ot The report of the Necrological Committee showed 
that seventeen alumni had died during the past year. At 10 A.M. the church was 
crowded to hear the alumni exercises. The oration was g^iven by the Rev. C. S. 
Murkland, *8i, whose subject was '* Noblesse Oblige.** The oration was listened 
to with unusual attention. D. K. Simonds, *62, gave the poem. Professor Henry 
M. Seeley followed, and gave an able and appreciative address on the life and 
character of the late Professor W. H. Parker, '30. Charles E. Fish, of Worcester, 
Mass., and the Rev. A. F. Keith were made honory members of the Alumni 
Association. Tuesday evening the church was crowded to its entrance, as is 
always the case at Parker and Merrill prize contest in declamation. The Parkerian 
speakers (Freshmen) numbered six, four* Chi Psis and two D. K. £.*§. The 
Merrill speakers numbered nine^two Delta U.'s, two D. K. £.*s, three Chi Psis, 
two neutrals. Both Delta U.*s took prizes; Brother Noonan, '91, took third Mer- 
rill, and Brother Mead, '91, fourth MerrilL Chi Psi, with seven speakers in the 
two classes, took only second Parker. 

The annual meeting of the associated alumni was held Wednesday morning. 
Brother Walter £. Howard, *7i, was elected President of the association; Brother 
Edwin H. Higley, *68, First Vice-President; Brother George E. Boyce, '76, Secre- 
tary, and Brother Edward P. Wild, *6o, poet for the ensuing year. The exercises 
of the graduating class came at 10.30 A.M. Brother Leslie H. Raine was saln- 
tatorian, and followed with ** Crowned Endeavor.** Brother Alden spoke next on 
*' Chauncey M. Depew.*' Brother Severance*s oration was the *< Social Parasite,** 
and Brother Hoyt came last with the valedictory and **Bum this Letter.** The 
master's oration was given by Brother Charles S. Billings, *86, whose subject was 
the «' Public Schoob.** 

Of the Waldo prizes (first three in scholarship in each class). Delta U. took first 
and third Senior, Brothers Hoyt and Raine, second and third Junior, Brothers 



Mead, and Goddard, '90, and first Sophomore, Brother Mead, '91. The foDow- 
ing table shows the division of honors, prizes and Waldos for the past year, bear- 
ing in mind that we had representatives only in the three upper classes and that 
Chi Psi wins three of her Waldos in '92, which numbers only six men. 







Honors. . . 


Waldos. . . . 




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Phi Beta Kappa was revived this year, and Brothers Hoyt and Raine, '89, and 
Billings, *86, were initiated. 

The corporation dinner Wednesday afternoon was largely attended, while the 
after-dinner speaking was remarkably lively. The Commencement concert In the 
evening, followed by the promenade concert, closed the ^89 Commencement of 
Middlebury College. 

Delta U. has been represented on the Kaleidoscope by Brother Mead, '90^ 
assistant editor, and Brother Clift, '90, Business Manager. On the Undergraduaie 
by Brother Clift, editor-in-chief, Brother June £. Mead, '90, one of the assistant 
editors, and Brother Noonan, Business Manager. Of our '89 men, Alden, Hoyt 
and Raine will teach, and Severance will go into business at Seattle, Washingtoo 

Our reunion of Delta U. alumni Tuesday evening was the most enjoyable one 
for years. Our gray-haired fathers of the chapter '* ground '' each other as in days 
of yore, while we undergraduates, who thought we were lively ourselves, sat and 
looked on in as much wonderment as our aching sides would permit. With the Hon. 
Walter £. Howard, '71, as master of ceremonies; and with such brothers present as 
the Rev. E. J. Ranslow, *66, the Rev. M. S. Severance, '58, the Rev. R. C. Flaag, 
'69, the Hon. E. B. Sherman, *6o, of Chicago, IlL, and a host of kindred souls over- 
flowing with enthusiasm for Delta U., is it any wonder that we look forward to the 
future with lively anticipations that will be realized from steady hard work for our 
chapter and the Fraternity ? As we promised last autumn, we have three men^ 
excellent material for Delta U., pledged from '93, and four more practically 
pledged. Though we shall return with but five men, yet we hope to fulfill the 
trust in our charge, and maintain, for we can hardly raise, the magnificent record 
of our chapter in the past 


Our chapter received at Commencement a fine large etching, handsomely 
framed, entitled *• The Rookery," from two ladies, friends of the chapter. We are 
heartily thankful, not only for the beautiful gift, which will be an ornament to our 
rooms, but also for the kind interest manifested in our welfare. 


Charles S. Johnson, Jasper S. Hogan and Robert J. Hogan received three of 
the eight Sophomore oratorical appointments. Jasper S. Hogan will spend the 
summer employed at the Grossman House, in the Thousand Islands. Elias B. Van 
Arsdale was recently elected associate editor of the Targum, During the year we 
were represented on the Targum Board by John P. Street, *89, Maurice J. Thomp- 
son, '89, and John S. Van Orden, '90. Warren R. Schenck was Scarlet Letter 

Of our '89 men, Byron Cummings is engaged as instructor in Greek in the 
Rutgers College Grammar School, New Brunswick, N. J. John T. E. DeWitt, 
Charles Maar and Elias W. Thompson expect to enter the theological seminary at 
New Bnmswick. John P. Street will spend the summer at New Brunswick, and 
later engage in electrical work. Maurice J. Thompson will study law in the office 
ofW. F. Wyckoff, '77, 389 Fulton street, Brooklyn, N. Y.;his address will be 
Woodhaven, N. Y. 

Several young ladies from Vassar College spent Commencement week at Rut- 
gers, and were entertained and escorted exclusively by members of our chapter. 
Never before did more of the fairer sex wear the Gold and Blue than at this year's 

At the last regular meeting of the chapter, Robert D. Merrill, ^93, and Ellis 
R. WoodrufT, '93, both members of the graduating class of the Grammar School, 
were initiated. Merrill is a brother of William P. MerriU, '87. At the Grammar 
School Commencement they both delivered orations. Brother Woodruff, President 
of his class and also valedictorian, received the scholarship in Rutgers offered to 
the first honor man. He also received the prize for the best oration. 

Commencement Week. — The 119th Commencement was a notable one in the 
history of the college. Its round of appointments and enjoyments ended a year of 
successful, thorough work, and revealed the dawn of brighter days for this ancient 
institution. Delta U. throughout the week maintained with honor her prominent 
position in college affairs. The Commencement opened on Sunday, June i6th, 
with the Baccalaiu-eate by the Rev. Richard S. Storrs, D.D. The class day exer- 
cises, held in Kirkpatrick Chapel on Monday afternoon, were very enjoyable^ 
though the exercises on the campus were marred by a shower of rain. Maurice J. 
Thompson did the honor of President of the day. Charles Maar delivered the Ivy 
Oration. The Ivy Ode was written by Byron Cummings, and John P. Street was 
one of the Committee of Arrangements. 

The Sophomore Cremation was held in the evening after the glee club concert 
Our men took an active part Gillett Wynkoop was chairman of the Committee 
of Arrangements. Three of the hymns were written by Edward V. V. Searle» 
Herbert B. Roberts and Robert J. Hogan. 

At the Phi Beta Kappa initiation, Tuesday morning, three of the six initiates 
from '90 were Delta U.'s. They were Warren A. Mayou, Warren R. Schenck and 
Ralph S. Voorhees. Four of our Seniors were initiated last year. At the alumni 
meeting many Delta U. men were present. The Rev. George Swain, '63, was 
elected orator secundus, and Irving S. Upson, *8i, was re-elected necrologist 
After this meeting the corner-stone of the new dormitory, **Winant*s Hall,*' was 



laid with appropriate ezerdses. The boildiiig will be constructed in the Colonial 
style of architecture, and will accommodate one hundred and twenty students. 

At the Junior exhibition, in the evening, Ddta U. was well represented. Onr 
orators were Warren R. Schenck, subject, **The Nation's Sa£eguard;*' Louis W. 
Stotesbury, «* Philip Henry Sheridan;*' and Elias B. Van Arsdale, <• American 
Influence." Brother Schenck received honorable mention for his oration. The 
Junior promenade occurred Wednesday evening in the assembly room. Many 
Delta U. alumni and undergraduates were present Warren R. Schenck was a 
member of the Floor Committee. 

Commencement day was a triumph for Delta U., four of the five honors fidlii^ 
to her members. Morris J. Thompson was valedictorian and also received the 
rhetorical honor; John T. E. DeWitt delivered the Latin salutatc»ry, being the 
second honor; John P. Street received the fourth honor. Charles Maar was one 
of the other orators. The graduating class numbered twenty-five. Among those 
receiving degrees were Brothers Cummings, DeWitt, Maar, £. W. Thompson and 
M. J. Thompson, B.A.; Street, B.a, Elmore DeWitt, '86, M.S., and the Rev. 
Nathaniel R Van Arsdale, '62, D.D. 

The statistics for the past year are: 






























The prizes and scholarships were awarded as follows: Maurice J. Thompson, 
'89, Van Doren prize for essay on Christian Missions, Appleton prise for Moral 
Philosophy, and first Bussing prize for Extemporaneous Debate. John T. E* De 
Witt, '89, the Brodhead Classical prize. Warren R. Schenck, '90, the John P. 
Winner Memorial prize for Mental Philosophy, and one-third of the Van Vetchen 
prize for essay on Foreign Missions. James B. Thomas, second Sloan entrance 
examination prize. The other scholarship was secured by Ellis J. Woodruff, '93, 
for being first in his class in the Grammar School. 

The prizes taken by Zeta Psi were all second prizes, except one and one-third 
first prizes. 


The Brawn chapter greets the brothers of Delta Upsilon. The greeting is 
mingled with pain, however, for we deeply regret the departure of '89. Our per- 
sonal loss, however, is somewhat lessened by one fact, the alumni have received six 
more manly men. Eighty-nine^s departure wsis showered with honors. Brothers 
Martin, Lathrop, Packard and Carpenter were elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 


Brothers Martin, Lathrop and Packard spoke at Commencement. Brother Packard 
won the Senior Essay prize. Brother Lathrop received honors in Chemistry, 
and Brother Martin in Political Economy. The delegation from. ^89 was a strong 
one. ' Its influence was always healthful and inspiring. 

The Jimior election to Phi Beta Kappa has been announced, and Brothers 
Dealey and Stockwell are among the number. Brother Dealey was also recently 
elected President of the Y. M. C. A. Association. 

Our delegation from '91 is exceptionally fine. In scholarship it ranks high. 
Brother Meader was recently elected Manager of the Athletic Association. 
Burt is quite a runner. At Narragansett Park, Providence, Decoration Day, 
he ran against several well known amateurs, and won first prize, a handsome 
silver cup. Brother Everett sustained the record of Delta U. by taking first 
prize at the annual Sophomore declamations. * This is the third consecutive time 
that first prize has £Eillen to Delta U., and now we claim it as our own. 

The chapter is in excellent condition and the prospects are favorable. We 
have two men pledged and several specimens in the *' menagerie." 

We had a pleasant surprise the other evening. A lady — a motherly lady, one 
of the kind who always help young men — wished to express her interest in the 
chapter, and so she presented us with a beautiful picture. It will adorn our walls 
as a constant reminder of the first member of the Brown Delta U. annex. 

The college is rapidly progressing. Wilson Hall, our new physical labora- 
tory, is in process of execution. Governor Ladd has presented the university with 
an astronomical observatory, in memory of his wife. The money for the new gym- 
nasium has been subscribed, and the plans presented. The curriculum has been 
remodeled to meet prevailing demands. The most important acquisition is our 
new President, who, you all know, is a Delta U. Professor £. Benjamin Andrews, 
LL.D., '70, has accepted the office, and will enter upon his duties as soon as 
released from Cornell. Brother Andrews, for such we can justly call him, needs 
no introduction as an instructor and student He is an enthusiastic ** Fraternity ** 
man, full of originality, inspiration and wit. We have keenly felt his loss during 
the year that he has been at Cornell; but now that he is to be with us again we 
shall appreciate much more highly his mature advice, heartfelt encouragement 
and paternal oversight. The next fifteen years will behold a phenomenal growth 
at Brown; and as Brown advances Delta Upsilon will advance. 

CoMMBNCEMENT. — The I2ist Commencement exercises were held in the First 
Baptist Church meeting house on Wednesday, June 19th. It was President Robin- 
son's last Commencement in his official capacity, and was unusually interesting. 
The exercises consisted of orations, music and conferring of degrees. As before 
stated. Delta U. took a prominent part, having three out of the ten speakers and 
receiving a large share of the honors. The graduating class numbered fifty -nine. 
The usual alumni dinner followed the exercises. Representatives of many classes 
spoke in loyal terms of the love for their alma mater. 

On Wednesday evening President Robinson held his annual levee. There 
was the customary profusion of pretty girls, and the big bowl of pink lemonade. 
President Robinson will probably remain in Providence, or at least in Rhode 


Island, after he has laid aside his active college duties and retired from a seventeen 
years* presidency. 


CoMMENCRMENT WEEK. — The events of this occasion were enjoyed by a much 
larger body of alumni and friends than usual. Added interest was given to the 
exercises from the fact that the comer-stone of the new library building would be 
placed in position, and also that the name of the institution would be changed. 
It will henceforth be known as the Colgate University — assuming the name of the 
famfly which for two generations has been among its most liberal supporters and 
benefactors. The library building (the gift of Mr. James B. Colgate, of New 
York), will be the second largest college library building in the State. Its floor 
area will equal twenty thousand square feet, and its capacity for library purposes 
be upward of two hundred and fifty thousand volumes. The outside walls are to 
be faced with Warsaw blue stone, trimmed with East Long Meadow brown stone. 
The structiuv is to be absolutely fire-proof, and none but the very best of materials 
will enter into its construction. The dedicatory exercises will be held during 
Commencement week of next year. 

Madison^s progressive spirit is still further capable of demonstratioQ. Three 
of her Professors are now engaged in the preparation of books for the nae of 
the class-room. President Dodge has in press, and for the exclusive use of the 
Senior class, a small volume on ** Christian Ethics,*' which he is expecting to 
largely incorporate in a work on theology soon to be written. Dr. Syhrcster 
Bumham has in preparation a volume on <*01d Testament Interpretation," and 
Brother James M. Taylor, ^78, is preparing an Algebra, which vrill be adopted at 
several other institutions. 

During the past year our Senior delegation has numbered but three men, 
and, contrary to custom, we failed to obtain the valedictory. Brother Retan 
secured the historical and Brother Langworthy the ethical honor, each, therefore, 
winning membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Brother Wishart, not to be a whit 
behind, was avaricious enough to lay claim to the highest prize in coQege — ^the 
Lewis Commencement prize in oratory. Brother Langworthy received honorable 
mention. Delta U. has won this prize three years in succession. 

The prize record for the year is as follows: 

Prizes Uken by Delta U ^269 

•• " D. K. E 240 

" •« BeUThetaPhi 6a 

•• •• PhiKappaPsi 17 

«« •« Phi Gamma Delta 10 

Total $598 

The list of prizes and the names of the successful Delta U. competitors are : 
The Lewis Commencement prize, >6o, A. W. Wishart, '89; Montgomery Elocu- 
tion prizes: first, $25, F. S. ReUn, '89; third, $15, A. W. Wishart, '89 ; sec- 


ond Bushnell Historical Prize, ^25, F. S. Retan, '89 ; first Lawrence 
Chemical prize, $25, K. W. Thompson, ^90; Latin prizes: first, $25, W. M. 
Bennett, '91; second, $15, F. H. Potter, '91 ; Baldwin Greek prize, $15, C. D. 
Case, '91; second Lasher Essay prize, $13, U. G. Weatherly, ^90; second Allen 
Essay prize, $13, H. F. Yale, '91; Dodge Entrance prize, $18, H. F. Mallory, '90; 
Kingsford Declamation prizes: Freshmen, first, $10, J. H. Randall; Sophomores, 
second, $10, C. D. Case. 

The Rev. Creighton R. Storey, of Syracuse, N. Y., formerly with '89, received 
the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy; while the deg^ree of Master of Arts was 
conferred upon four Brothers of '86, namely. Professor Fred. J. Tumbull, Fred- 
erick D. H. Cobb, Warren A. Clapp and Alberto A. Bennett. 

Brothers Butler and Roberts, of the incoming Senior class, were appointed first 
and second wranglers — appointments being made upon excellence of rhetorical 
work during the past year. Of the students entering next year from Colgate 
Academy, four are pledged to Delta U., Mr. James M. Taylor, Jr., securing third 
honor in his class. 

During the year Brothers Noyes, '92, Butler, '90, and Thompson, '90, have 
nobly represented Delta U. on the ball team, Thompson's ** skewin* " curves ma- 
terially aiding the team in winning the State pennant The duadisanensis Board 
consists of five editors. Brother Wheat, '90, has been one of the associate editors, 
and Brother Retan, '89, Business Manager. Next year the former becomes Busi- 
ness Manager, and Brothers Butler, '90^ and Knight, '91, will assume associate 
positions. During the years 1887-90 Delta U.*s held one-half of the staff offices, 
editorship in each instance depending upon competitive literary work. U. G. 
Weatherly, '90, was associate editor on the Salmagundi. Four men were chosen 
by the Dean of the faculty to report Commencement proceedings. Three wore the 
Gold and Blue— Wheat, '90; Case, '91, and Yale, *9i. It may not be out of place 
to state, incidentally, that since her establishment here, in '65, Delta U. has had 
fifteen of the twenty-three valedictorians, nine salutatorians, forty-nine honor men, 
sixty-six men entitled to membership in Phi Beta Kappa (a little less than one- 
half of the whole number), and six winners of the Lewis Oratorical prize. 

At the annual meeting of the Alumni Association of the University, Delta U.*s 
were elected to several important positions. The Rev. Alvin S. Hobart, D.D., 
'73, of Yonkers, N. Y., was made President. Professor George A. Williams, '80^ 
of Cook Academy, and Professor Ralph W. Thomas, ^83, Chief Examiner, Board 
of Regents, Albany, were made Vice-Presidents. Professor Williams was also 
chosen as orator at Commencement. Professor J. M. Taylor, '67, and the Rev. 
Henry H, Peabody, D.D., '65, of Rome, N. Y., were re-elected to the offices of 
Treasurer and Necrologist. 

At our alumni banquet, held on Tuesday evening of Commencement week, 
forty-four covers were laid. Brother A. Wayland Bourn, '76, of Gloversville, 
N. Y., acted as toast-master. Responses were made by Professors Maynard, 
Terry and McGregory; the Rev. A. P. Brigham, '79, of Utica; William S. Gam- 
sey, M.D., '78, Gloversville; the Rev. Charles H. Merrill, '73, Johnstown; Professor 
Ralph W. Thomas, '83, Albany, and Mr. William R. Rowlands, '74, Utica, N. Y. 
The gathering was the most enthusiastic one held for many years. Lecture en- 


gagements prevented the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton^ '57, who de- 
livered the annual address before the Society for Missionary Inquiry on Sunday 
evening, from joining in the festivities. 

With nine strong men in ^90 the outlook for the chapter is exceedingly encour- 
aging, and we may safely prophesy for her a year of abundant and gratifying pros- 
perity. The chapter has lately purchased some very tasty parlor furnishings, such 
as bronze bric-a-brac, easels, etchings, and a beautiful brass piano lamp. They 
add much to the attractiveness of the chapter house, and increase the comfort 
which all receive from our pleasant surroundings. 


At the Commencement, June 13th, Brother Wolfe delivered the valedictory and 
secured the $300 fellowship; Brothers Gates, Finn and Seibert delivered orations, 
and thus every Delta U. in '89 stood among the honor men; Brother Finn was 
Secretary and Brother Gates Historian of the class. 

The Commencement was held at the Metropolitan Opera House, and was a 
complete success. Many Delta U.'s, both old and young, were present and gath- 
ered round the Delta U. box bubbling over with enthusiasnu Our box was the 
most handsomely decorated in the house, and received mention as such in the next 
evening's Mail and Express, The degree of D.D. was conferred upon Brother 
Marcus D. Buell, '72, professor in Boston University, and PhD. upon Brother P. 
H. Milliken, Rutgers ^ '76, of Philadelphia, Pa. Bridegrooms Crossett, *84, Bryan, 
*86, and Reynolds, '90, were present with their better halves and added gpreatly to 
the beauty of the scene. 

The University issued a Commencement number (Vol. 11, No. 6\ which was 
received with general favor. 

The chapter is in a fairly prosperous condition and hopes to continue so in the 
fall. The certificate of incorporation of the chapter was approved Jime 3, 1889^ 
and thus we become an incorporate body. Our Trustees are Eugene D. Bagen, 
'76; Frederick M. Crossett, '84; George A. Minasian, '85; W. Francis Campbell, 
'87; and George G. Seibert, ^89. This step is regarded with general &vor among 
the alumni and good results are looked for. 

We regard the ** Timely Topics" department of the Quarterly as a most 
valuable addition. Through it our Quarterly can be made more nearly what 
its founders intended, a medium for the interchange of ideas bearing on the general 
advancement of the Fraternity. We believe also with the Wisconsin boys that the 
chapter-letters should be patterned somewhat after this plan. This change, and it 
would indeed be a change, should certainly prove most interesting. 

It is requested that all communications for the chapter be addressed to Walter 
C. Reddy, 129 West I32d Street, New York, N. Y., during the summer vacation. 

Among the alumni present during commencement week were the Rev. John 
Reid, D.D., of Yonkers, N. Y.; Professor Borden P. Bowne, LL.D., '71, of Bos- 
ton University; the Rev. Theodore F. Bumham, '71, Amenia Union, N. Y.; Pro- 
fessor Marcus D. Buell, D.D., '72, of Boston University; Professor William M. 
HofT, *73, New York; Eugene D. Bagen, '76; Robert H. T. Marrincr, '78, of 



Chicago, HI. ; Cephas Brainerd, Jr., '8i, and wife; the Rev. John D. Blake, '84, of 
Faulkland, Del ; Frederick M. Crossett, '84, and wife, of Lake View, N. J. ; 
George A. Minasian, Esq., '85, of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Joseph H. Bryan, '86, and 
wife; Professor John S. Lyon, '86, and wife; Charles H. Roberts, Esq., '86, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; Claude R. Sanford, '86; W. Francis Campbell, '87, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; Austin D. Wolfe, '87, of Montclair, N. J. ; Frank P. Reynolds, '90. of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and William C. Re3molds, '90, and wife, of Brookl3m, N. Y. 

The following is a list of the honors taken by the members of the New York 
Chapter, together with those taken by other fraternities and the Neutrals since the 
establishment of the chapter in 1865: 

First Honor 

Second Honor 

Third Honor 

Fourth Honor .... 

Other Orations at Commencement 

Junior Ex. Prizes 

Fellowship Money 













































The percentages of the high honors are: Delta Upsilon, 29 per cent; Psi 
Upsilon, 18 per cent; Zeta Psi, 12 per cent.; Delta Phi, 14 per cent.; Neutrals, 
27 per cent. 

There were two firsts and no second given in 1875 and 1881, and also three 
fourth honors in 1878 and 1881. 


The Cornell chapter of Delta Upsilon has just finished one of the most success- 
ful years in her history. We feel that our position has never been so firm before, 
and we enter with confidence on the work of the ensuing year. Our Campaign 
Committee, in its work of the fall term, was, perhaps, not so distinct as it might 
have been. This was due to the fact that the committee was heartily supported in 
its work by every member of the chapter, and the result was most assuredly suc- 
cessful. We insist that every candidate for membership must possess those quali- 
ties which are ever demanded of one who can become a member of Delta Upsilon. 
We secured, as the result of our campaign work, five Freshmen and one Law 
Junior, which delegation has materially strengthened the chapter. The prospect 
for an excellent '93 delegation is promising. We have been unusually strong in the 
faculty the past year, our representation in that body consisting of ten members, 
and we expect that next year this number will be augmented by at least one more. 
We greatly regret to part with Professor Andrews, who goes to assume the presi- 
dency of Brown University. 

Our '89 delegation consists of four members, who are still uncertain what 
their work will be during the coming year. We expect all the remaining members 


of the chapter will return next fall ; in that case we will begin the term with nine- 
teen active members. 

Commencement week was unusually interesting, and the exercises were in 
every respect a decided success. Brother John W. Battin, '90, was on the pro- 
gramme for class day, as Pipe Custodian of his class. Membership to Phi Beta 
Kappa was conferred on Brother Leonard C. Crouch, '89, and Brother Bryant H. 
Blood, '89, was unanimously elected to Sigma Xi. During the week we bad the 
pleasure of entertaining a number of our alumni, among whom were, Dftniel A. 
Peirce, *82, Albert R. Warner, '87, and George J. Tansey, '88. It was decided at 
a meeting of our alumni that we erect a chapter house on the campus, where, not 
long since, we obtained a charming site. We have had for the past year an editor 
on the Cornell Magcmne and also one on the ComeU Sun, At the recent elections 
we secured an editor on the Maga%ine and one on the CortulUan Board for the 
ensuing year. 

Louis W. Emerick, '91, obtained the position as coxswain on tfie Coinell 
crew, which won races at New London and Philadelphia. 

Within the past year the Fraternities of Phi Kappa Sigma and Phi Delta Phi 
have established chapters at Cornell ; also recently a chapter of the Alpha Phi 
Sorority was established at Sage College, making in all fifteen fraternities at the 
university, besides the four ladies' societies. 


The Marietta chapter closes another year, feeling that it has been one of pros- 
perity and improvement. During the last term we have received quite a number 
of honors, which show that we still occupy an enviable position in Marietta. 

Our annual field day was held June 7th, and was very successful, several 
previous records being broken. We had three members of the Committee on Pre- 
parations, Brother Ward being Secretary. Of the honors we took a £ur propor- 
tion ; Brother Dickinson, '89, won the tennis set ; -Belford, '92, the half-mile 
walk ; Beach, '91, the obstacle race ; Morris throwing the hammer and second in 
the hurdle race. For next year we have three men on the base-ball team. 

In class honors we were not quite as successful as usual, but secured a reasonable 
share. Brothers Ward and Morris, '90, were appointed, with four other men, to 
represent Alpha Kappa and Psi Gamma societies on the Junior exhibition held 
Monday evening of Commencement week. They were also appointed to contest 
for the Junior Essay prize. Brothers Beach and Jones, '91, and Corwin, '92, were 
appointed to speak on prize declamation in their respective classes. 

CoMMENCKMENT WEEK began with the Baccalaureate sermon by President 
Eaton, Sunday afternoon, June 23d. In the evening following Dr. Holland, of 
Pittsburgh, Pa., delivered the address before the Y. M. C. A. Monday afternoon 
the prize declamation contest was held, in which Brothers Beach and Jones, '91, 
took first and second places respectively. The Junior exhibition occurred Monday 
evening, in which we had two orators. Tuesday was alumni day, and was taken 
up with a poem and orations before the alumni in the morning, and in the evening 
an address before literary societies by the Rev. George Moore, D.D., of Andover, 


Mass. The Commencement ball was also held Monday evening, in the City Hall. 
Wednesday was Commencement day. There were two sessions of exercises — morn- 
ing and afternoon — foUowed by the Fraternity banquets and President's reception 
in the evening. Owing to the small number of alumni present this year, we only 
had about thirty-five at our banquet ; but genuine Delta U. enthusiasm prevailed. 
Among others, the Rev. E. E. Rogers, MiddUbiiry, '78, was present, and gave an 
exceUent response to the toast, <* Our Fraternity." 

We lose but one member this year, and have secured three others from the 
incoming Freshmen class, which is expected to number thirty-five. During the 
past year $310 were given as prizes. Of this, non-fraternity men took f 145; Delta 
Upsilon, $95; Phi Gamma Delta, $45; Alpha Sigma Phi, $35. 

Last May we received a visit from Brothers A. C. Carman and J. C. Carman, 
RochestiTy '82 and '84. They gave a concert in the Baptist Church, and after the 
entertainment an informal reception was held for them in our hall. A number 
of our alunmi were present, and the evening was very agreeably passed in song 
and social chat In dosing, we wish to tender our thanks to the other chapters 
from whom we have received annuals. 


In no line more than athletic sports has the Syracuse Chapter of Delta Upsilon 
suffered from the recent ilness of a large number of her members. Five of the 
brothers who had entered more or less events and had usually taken prizes were 
unable to take any part in the field sports. Accordingly, Delta U. was unable to 
take her usually large share of the prizes, and Pd Upsilon and Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon were thus enabled to divide up the spoils of the local field day. At the Inter- 
collegiate sports but five men were entered from Syracuse. Of four first prizes 
then taken, two were taken by Brother Meade, '91. 

To the university the college year just past has been eventful rather for the 
realization of improvements in promise at the close of last year than for unex- 
pected progressive movements. During the Commencement of 1888 were laid 
the comer-stones of the library building and of the Crouse College. To-day the 
library building is quite finished, and in it has been placed the valuable library of 
the great historian. Van Ranke. The Crouse College, too, with the exception of 
some interior arrangements, is already completed, and its huge mass of stone, 
from its prominent location, can be seen for miles. The failure to complete this 
latter structure in time for Commencement occasioned much disappointment to the 
officers and friends of the university, as in this it was intended to hold the 
Commencement exercises. Owing to the delay of finishing material by the 
floods of Pennsylvania, it was found necessary to recall the invitations to the dedi- 
cation, to give up the organ recital which was to be held i 1 the new concert hall 
on the evening of the dedication. So the plans for Saturday, June 22d, were not 
carried out, and the Commencement exercises did not begin until the following day 
with the baccalaureate sermon by the Chancellor. On Sunday evening occurred 
the usual address before the Y. M. C. A. This was made by the Rev. Dr. Bash- 
ford, of Buffalo. Monday was a very full day and the university chapel was three 


times well filled. In the morning the dedication of the library building was held. 
Dr. George R. Crooks, of Drew Seminary, delivered an address. Much disap- 
pointment was felt at the absence of Dr. C. W. Bennet, who, on account of ill 
health, was unable to be present. Dr. Bennet was the most active agent in secur- 
ing the library, and his address detailing the negotiations £Dr the purchase was 
read and listened to with interest. The musical soiree on the evening of the same 
day was an nnusuUy gratifying one. 

Tuesday was alumni day. At the usual afternoon banquet, Brother W. W. 
Walsworth, '83, was among those who responded to toasts. In the evening were 
held the usual public exercises. The oration of the occasion was delirered by 
David Eugene Smith, Ph.D., '81; the poem was written and read by Miss Bertha 
M. Bannister, '86. 

The Commencement exercises proper were held at the Wieting Opera House 
on Wednesday afternoon. These were of especial interest to Delta U., as thzee out 
of the seven men selected to represent the class were members of the Syracuse 
chapter. Psi Upsilon, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Theta and the Neutrals 
had each one of the speakers. This is the only honor given at Syracuse. 

In honor of the late John Crouse, the donor of the new college, the Chan- 
cellor's levee, usually occturing on Wednesday evening, was omitted. Notwith- 
standing these two interruptions in the programme, the Commencement was very 
largely attended and enjoyed. 

As far as has been learned at this date, the class of '89 will be engaged as fol- 
lows: Brother Walsworth will teach in Elmira, N. Y. ; Brother Benham will enter 
Drew Theological Seminary in the autumn; Brother Robertson will probably take 
up active work in the New York Central Conference in October; Brother McKen- 
zie expects to enter a medical college in the fall. 


Michigan chapter feeb that she has closed the most prosperous year of her 
history. Our relations with other fraternities have been of the pleasantest ; we 
have been well represented in the various college organizations ; we have taken 
high social standing ; our literary exercises have been interesting and beneficial. 
Our Senior class this year was, with one exception, the largest in college. Brother 
Ernest B. Perry occupied the honorable position of Class Historian, which is one 
of the three or four prizes sought for in the Senior class. During the past year 
(the second of our residence in the chapter house) the house has been painted and 
a porch added, which benefits its appearance in a wonderful manner. We now 
take a just pride in our home. Our annual alumni dinner was held there on 
Alumni day, Wednesday, June 26th, of Commencement week. It was a thoroughly 
enjoyable affair. There were present, besides active members, the Rev. A. S. 
Carman, Rochester, '82, now pastor of the First Baptist Church in this city; Asa 
D. Whipple, '81, bank cashier at Owosso, Mich. ; George C. Schemm, '85, practicing 
physician at Owosso, Mich. ; Nathan D. Corbin, '86, late of La Porte, Ind. ; Paul 
V. Perry, *88, of Ann Arbor ; Alexander F. Lange, '85, Instructor in English in 
the university, and Charles E. Decker, formerly with '89, of Battle Creek, Mich. 



Commencement exercises were more largely attended this year than usual, 
and the number of graduates was the largest in the history of the university — 438 
in all departments, 115 in the Literary Department. 

The system of marking in vogue at other colleges, leading to prizes and 
honors, is not used at the University of Michigan, so that we are never aUe to 
report prizes taken by our men. Suffice it to say that D^ta U. has a local 
reputation in the class-room which it shall be our pride to maintain. A happy 
and profitable vacation to all brothers. 


With the graduation of the class of '89 the Northwestern chapter completed the 
most successful year of its history. The Senior class numbered thirty -six, of whom 
six were Delta U.*s. Visiting alumni pronounced the Commencement exercises the 
finest the university has yet had. Class day was a success. Brother Herbert G. 
Leonard delivered the class oration. On the Commencement prog^mme Delta U. 
was represented by Brothers Beers, Elmore and Leonard, whose orations were 
among the finest of the occasion, and were a credit to themselves and the chapter. 
Brother Elmore was a first honor man. 

We also played a conspicuous part in the sports of fidd day. Brother Ridg- 
way, '91, took the prizes for throwing the ball, batting the ball and the relay race. 
Brother Webb, '92, took the second prize for the mile run. 

During the term Brother Harker, '91, took the first Raymond debate prize, 
Brother Leonard, '89, took the first Deering essay prize, and Brother Sweeney, '92, 
the herbarium prize. The fbUowing is a tabular list of the prizes awarded to the 
five respective fraternities and the non -society men in this university during the 
last four years: 



1888 9. 

Totals. . . . 


























• • • •• 

A week before college closed we had a private spread in our hall, at which 
many of our alumni were present A most hearty and enjoyable occasion was 
experienced. It was a sort of farewell to the old hall in which we waxed to great- 
ness; for when the boys get back we purpose to occupy a handsome suite of rooms 
in the new post-office block which is being erected. We trust the next time we 
move it will be into our own chapter house. The chapter was incorporated under 
the Laws of Illinois in May, with the aim of facilitating the securing of funds for 


building purposes. Our prospects for next year are good ; at least twenty-one men 
intend to return in the £U1, three of them being pledged Freshmen from the pre- 
paratory school. We wish our '89 men the widest success, which we feel sure their 
energy and talents will secure for them. Forrest W. Beers will study theology in 
the Garrett Biblical Institute; Arthur £. Elmore will enter the office of Cox Brothers, 
Chicago; Samuel S. Farley will be Principal of the high school at Aledo, IlL; 
George W. Kimstman is on the Chicago Times; Herbert G. Leonard is Pastor of 
an M. £. Church in South Chicago, and J. Q. Adams will follow a post-graduate 
course in Germany. 


The Harvard chapter recruited its ranks on May 17th by the initiation of 
eleven men— one Junior, six Sophomores and four Freshmen. The initiates were 
treated to a dinner, which was the occasion of much good fdlowship and 
enthusiasm for Delta U. Delegations from Brown and Tufts attended, and a con- 
siderable number of Harvard graduates brought the total up to eighty men. The 
banquet was held in our regular hall of meeting, which gave ample accommodation. 
Brother Pillsbury filled the office of toast-master with his usual graceful success, 
and, although the occasion was, as the toast-master remarked, ** neither a prom- 
enade concert nor a beer-garden performance. Brother Howard gave variety to 
the exercises by scraping the violin." 

Harvard never had better weather for class day than on Friday, June 21st, nor 
were ever the exercises of the day better conducted or better appreciated. It is 
confidently believed by Harvard men that nowhere in the country is there a gather- 
ing of such pretty girls, and so many of them, as class day brings. Their belief 
was stronger than ever on the evening of June 21st Then the octave of die 
carnival was reached. The yard was tastefully and bountifully hung with Chinese 
lanterns and illuminated with fire-works; while the Boston Cadet Band discoursed 
sweet music, and, for half an hour, the 'Varsity glee club sang their latest songs. 
The Seniors of Delta U. have always ** spread" together, and this year they 
occupied four large rooms on the first floor of University HalL There they treated 
their g^uests handsomely, and the under-classmen of the chapter — all of whom were 
invited— enjoyed this part of the programme especially. 

The Fraternity has some solid men in Harvard, *89. Ten Ddta U. men 
received degrees — two cum laude^ Brothers Dunham and HoUiday; one magna cum 
laude. Brother Wait, and four summa cum laude. Brothers Bunker, Pdbbury, 
Warren and Wright. Of three recipients of honors in history, Brother Wait was 
one; and Brother Pillsbury was one of two men to receive highest honors in the 
same subject In chemistry. Brother Warren was one of two to receive highest 
honors. In political science, Brother Bunker was one of two to receive honors; 
and Brother Wright was the only man that got highest honors — a distinction not 
awarded since '87. Thus, out of twenty-five awards of honors among a class ol 
two hundred and two, five were to Delta U. men. Honorable mention is a dis- 
tinction given for excellent work in three advanced courses of any department. 
This was given to Brother Bunker in English composition, political economy and 
history; to Brother Dunham, in French; to Brother Griswold, in natural history 



{Sis); to Brother Holliday, in English composition, French and history; to Brother 
Pillsbury, in political economy and history; to Brother Surbridge, in history; to 
Brother Wait, in history {6is) ; to Brother Warren, in English composition and 
chemistry {Ms); to Brother Wright, in history (Ms), The word Hs is used above 
to denote that the men to whose courses it is affixed earned honorable mention 
fwice in those courses. 

At the second Winter meeting of the Harvard Athletic Assodation, Brother 
Pillsbury won 6rst prize on the parallel bars, and Brother Leonard, a new man, 
won one of the second prizes. 

Brother PfeifFer has recently published a small volume of poems, ** Practice 
Papers,'' of which thtDaify Crimson gave a very flattering criticism. Four of 
the ^89 men will next year enter the Law School — Brothers Bunker, Holliday, 
Pillsbury and Wright. Brother Griswold, '89, will spend his vacation on a geology 
expedition in Arkansas; and Brother Dodge, '90, will spend his similarly in New 

Much interest has been taken by the chapter in the Delta U. camp; and it is 
more than likely that some Harvard men may drop around there before the season 
is over. 

Boasting of brilliant future prospects is not useful business. We do not wish 
now to boast, and we seek merely to state facts when we say that our outlook for 
next year is particularly good. Our numbers are full, our men are alive, and the 
example of '89 is an inspiration. There has been a genuine and hearty re-awaken- 
ing of enthusiasm for the literary part of our chapter programme. Brothers Mor- 
ton, Hayes and Howard have been appointed a committee to consider the whole 
matter of literary interests, and to report at the first meeting of next term. It is 
proposed to have two members and a graduate say something literary and orig^al 
at every meeting. We feel that this is not a meaningless burst of June enthusiasm; 
the men are in earnest. 

Our recent initiates are: Harry Tyler Perry, '90, New York, N. Y.; Perley 
Doe, *9i, Salmon Falls, N. H. ; Fred. Albion Huntrees, '91, Somerville, Mass. ; 
George Henry Leonard, Jr., '91, Boston, Mass. ; Albert RandeU Moore, '91, St 
Paul, Minn.; Logan Herbert Roots, '91, Little Rock, Ark.; John Dunbar Stults, 
'91, Roxbury, Mass. ; William Sleeper Bangs, '92, Dorchester, Mass. ; Stillman 
Percy Roberts Chadwick, '92, Maiden, Mass. ; Lewis Kennedy Morse, '92, Rox- 
bury, Mass. ; Winthrop Pitt Tyron, ^92, Boston, Mass. 


The IVisconsin chapter sends vacation greeting to Delta Upsilon. The year 
has been good to us, and we believe that it has been good to the whole Fraternity. 

Four years, a college generation, seem naturally the unit of a chapter's life, 
and the clock of our history has struck one. Looking back upon four years we 
think we see much good for ourselves from our Fraternity life. Our chapter, also, 
has had a steady, and we trust a permanent growth; if we have had no brilliant 
success — ^the circumstances of our establishment forbade that — we have not had 
the overconfidence and assurance which such success breeds. It is not safe to 


affirm too much of one^s own work in the world; and we know that our influence 
in the college world cannot have been great; so we are contented with knowing 
that we shall share in the better era which seems to be beginning in the Greek- 
Letter life of the University of Wisconsin. The great trouble, the one trouble of 
Fraternity-life here is that the immature and boyish spirit has controlled it utterly; 
and while all the fraternities have always had many good men, they have been for 
the most part content to see the management of their societies pass into the hands 
of those least fit to assume control and least able to appreciate the right relations 
of a fraternity to its members and the college world. How far such a state of 
af&irs is general we cannot of course know; but it is altogether wrong, and Delta 
UpsOon here has worked stead&stly against it We have endeavored to so con- 
duct ourselves and our society as to recommend it to earnest and matnre men. 
We think we are succeeding. The coming years must prove whether our belief be 
true or false; for that proof we are content to wait 

The year has seen many decided advances in the affairs of the University. 
The Legislature made liberal appropriations for many purposes, and although 
financial considerations still hem us in, the work of the University is steadily 
extending. Courses in Electrical and Railroad Engineering have been estab- 
lished. The course in Experimental Psychology will be rendered more satisfiic- 
tory by the addition of much needed apparatus. The faculty of the College of 
Law has been strengthened and the course materially changed and improved. One 
of the most noticeable improvements has been in the standard of admission, 
which has been raised and made more thorough. The organization of the 
University under the laws of the State has been changed and a more rational 
division of the courses introduced. A move of more doubtful good has been 
made in the offering of the degree of Doctor in Philosophy. No degrees 
have yet been conferred, and its advantage will depend upon the care with 
which this is done. 

To come back to chapter affairs, it may be well to note that the chapter has 
recently secured new rooms, more conveniently situated than the old ones, and 
altogether more satisfactory. Necessary new furniture threatened us with financial 
difficulties for a time, but one of our number fortunately had sufficient confidence 
in our credit to play capitalist The chapter enjoyed a delightful visit from 
some half dozen of our Northwestern feUows when their ball nine came up for 
the League games. It is to be hoped that these interchanges of visiting may con- 
tinue, as we find unfailing pleasure both when entertaining and entertained. The 
chapter also had the pleasure of entertaining for a few days during Commence- 
ment week, Clayton Grinnell, Madison^ '88, now of Omro, Wis. Such visits occupy 
our attention the more as our position far from Fraternity centers makes them more 

Commencement Week.— The exercises opened with the annual spring concert 
by the University choral club. The concert was one of the best of late years. 
Sabbath brought the Baccalaureate address by President Chamberlain on «• Our 
Threefold Perpetuity," and on Monday morning came the honor thesises — ten in 
number. The class day exercises on Monday afternoon and evening were of 
more than usual interest, as decided changes were made from the usual programme. 


First, in Library Hall, at 2 o'clock were the customary exercises: President's 
address, presentation of portrait to University, response, class poem, advice to 
lower class men and valedictory. Following this, upon the campus, the class, 
of '89 as a college organization was formally interred and a memorial stone erected. 
Here the order of exercises was : Chaplain's address, funeral oration and elegy.. 
In the evening the class presented a class play, written by a member, entitled ** The 
Man with Four Souls." The play, was in part, an extravaganza upon Stevenson's 
romance, its hero being a man, <* the greatest h'ving wonder of psych." who has 
distanced Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Although the scene was laid in college, the- 
interest it excited was not confined to the students. Tuesday was alumni day, its 
principal feature being the alumni dinner, which was attended by about one hun- 
dred and fifty graduates ; the toast list was of exceptional excellence. Wednesday 
morning, June 19th, an immense audience listened to the Commencement exercises, 
consisting of five dissertations and seven orations, and witnessed the conferring of 
degrees upon one hundred and sixty-two graduates. Wednesday evening all was 
ended by the alumni reception and the year was danced out with a thoroughness 
to suit the most ardent devotee of the light-footed, fantastic-toed, flower-crowned 

This last Commencement was tlie best the University has seen. The change 
in the class day exercises, the increased share of the alumni in the exercises of the 
week, the shortening of the Commencement programme and the doing away with 
the Commencement prize, all added to the general interest and excellence of the 
programme. Next year's class will number over two hundred, and an increased 
improvement may be looked for. 

Delta Upsilon was represented on class day by the class poem: **0n the 
Brink," by Brother Boemer, and on Commencement by an oration, "Evolution,*^ 
by Brother Whitton. 

Among the prominent positions held by our members during the year, are : 
Bainbridge, '89, Assistant Librarian in the State Law Library ; Boemer, '89, gen- 
eral editor, ^gis^ president Athenian society, poet class day ; Plummer, '89,. 
elected District Attorney, Pepin County, Wis. ; Whitton, '89, joint debate election, 
general editor, j^gis, commencement appointment, fellowship election. Cairns, 
'90, general editor, ^gis (1889-90) ; True, '90, president natural history club ; 
Colwell, '91, Lieutenant University Battalion ; Walker, '91, president telegraph 
association ; Bennett, '92, second prize drill contest. Captain University Battalion 
(1889-90) ; Nichols, '92, secretary Y. M. C. A., essayist sophomore semi-public 
(1889-90) ; Stevens, '92, debate sophomore semi-public. 


Commencement Week.— The Fifty-fourth Annual Commencement was a 
grand success. All of the exercises were imusually interesting, and the class day 
has never been excelled. The first event was the Calculus Play, by the class of 
'91, in the Opera House. Brother McKinney took a prominent part Lafayette 
can claim the honor of being the first to make a departure from the time-worn 
cremation. Sunday was just such a day as could be desired for the opening Com- 
mencement exercises. Everything combined— pure, bracing air, together with the 


event — to draw more than the usual crowd of visitors to the chapel to hear die 
Baccalaureate sermon by Dr. Knox. In the afternoon a fiurewell meeting was hdd 
in the Y. M. C. A. rooms, and Brothers Price and Grube spoke. The Y. M. C. A. 
then adjourned, and in the evening listened to a very able sermon by Dr- Mcll- 
vaine. On Monday afternoon thousands assembled on the campus in front of Soudi 
College to hear the speeches of class day. Brother Price read the history of the 
class; Brother Ehimont delivered the salutatory. At least five thousand people as- 
sembled in the evening for the promenade concert, and spent the evening amid the 
refreshing strains of exquisite music, rendered by Mark Hassler's orchestra. 

After the concert Delta U. held her annual banquet. Among those present 
were Professor Joseph H. Tudor, 'S6; the Rev. William E. Henkell, '86; the Rev. 
Henry T. Beatty, '87; Professor John G. Conner, '87; Professor Stuart Croasdde, 
*88, and Aaron H. Van Cleve, of Lehigh, '9a The banquet was the most 
enjoyable in the history of our chapter. The Franklin Hotel did all it could to 
make the banquet a grand success, and well did it succeed. 

Delta U. was not behind the other fraternities in taking prises at this Com- 
mencement. Brother Gemmill, '89, had an honorary oration, and was awarded 
the Reed prize in Christian Ethics. Brother Tyler, '92, was awarded one oC the 
Coleman Biblical prizes. Brother Griffith, '91, won the second in the hall-mile 
run, and also second in the pole vault; and Brother Sommerville was a member of 
*90's tug-of-war team and received a gold medal. Brother Price, '89, had a 
speech on Commencement day and intends to enter the Princeton Theological 
Seminary in the fall Brother Grube, '89. was elected president of the dasa, and 
made a brilliant toast on '89 at the alumni dinner. Brother Grube expects to enter 
next fall Union Theological Seminary, New York, N. Y. Brother Domont, '89, 
u a civil engineer, and has already secured an influential position. He had a 
speech at Commencement Brother Gemmill, '89, had the honorary philosophical 
oration at Commencement, and will enter McCormick Theological Seminaiyy at 
Chicago, ni., next September. 

Professor Addison Ballard, D.D., WilHamt, '42, was the principal speaker be- 
fore a reimion of Phi Beta Kappa*s at Williams College. 

Brother Yamada, '91, has gone to Mr. Moody^s summer school, at Northfield. 
Brother Walter, '90, was on the Junior oratorical contest Brother Hempstead, '91, 
is business manager of *9i*s Melange, 

One social event that made the Commencement exercises especially interesting 
to Delta U.*s was the marriage of Brother Conner, '87, to Miss Sdple, one of 
Easton^s fur beUes. The Delta U.'s were present in a body and gave many and 
costly presents. Professor Conner and his wife went to Niagara Falls. We wish 
them much happiness. 


At the close of a prosperous year Columbia sends hearty greetings to her sister 
chapters. Our four years of chapter existence have placed us second in point of 
numbers among the ten fraternities of our great university, and we may fairly claim 
that our general record has been surpassed by none. Beginning next term with 
numbers but slightly diminished, we hope to entirely overcome the many difficul- 


ties that are constantly facing us, in competition with the long-established fraterni- 
ties and their large bodies of alumni. 

The social erent of the year for Delta Upsilon was a delightful dance and an- 
nual reception at the club house, in February. The parlors were prettily decor, 
ated, and our £ur guests assured us that our efforts for their pleasure had met with 
much success. 

Commencement week at Columbia does not afford so much pleasure and ex- 
citement as at many other colleges. On the evening of June 9th Bishop Potter 
preached an eloquent and scholarly Baccalaureate sermon to the graduating class, 
at St Thomas'. The following afternoon witnessed the memorable class day exer- 
cises of '89. Hundreds of pretty girls crowded the Library Hall, and the several 
addresses were unusually clever and witty, the Presentation orator eliciting particu- 
lar applause. On Wednesday morning Commencement exercises were held in the 
Metropolitan Opera House, and the graduates' friends assembled to listen to several 
orations of exceptional merit and to watch the distribution of sheepskins. A care- 
fully prepared address on ** Woman Suffrage" was delivered, with excellent 
effect, by Brother Willard Vinton King, who graduated with the third honor. 
Brother King will enter the Medical School next term; Brother Harrison TeUer 
Slosson will pursue his studies in the Law School, and Brother Henry Brown Tur- 
ner, Jr., will enter upon a mercantile career. Brother Samuel Alexander McGuire 
was unfortunately prevented by illness from graduating with his class, and we hope 
to have him with us next year in some department of the university. 

To review the past college year in a very general way : Welsh, Hinman and 
Connell have brought us many new laurels from the college. Intercollegiate, and 
other athletic games, and the last named was an editor of the '90 Afiner^ one of 
the finest annuals ever published at Columbia ; Pattou has lent his mellifluous 
voice to the Glee Club, and pulled bow oar in the winning '90 boat, in the class 
regatta ; Penfield and Warburton occupy the respective positions of Historian and 
Poet, of '90, and were editors of the current ColumHad^ the former being chairman 
of the Board ; Travis is Vice-President of '92 ; Riley is a member of the Instru- 
mental Club ; Buckley won a prize in the Spring Games; Trippe pulled a splendid 
oar on the Freshman crow at New London. Many other positions of honor wero 
occupied by brothers during the year, and Delta Upsilon is at last felt as a power 
at Colimibia. 

The hospitable Delta U. canvas at Lake George now shelters many of our 
boys, recruiting their strength for the Fall term. 

Columbia sends wishes for a delightful summer to the whole Fraternity, and 
for all manner of success to every chapter. 


Commencement week opened Sunday, June 16th, with the Baccalaureate 
sermon, by the Rev. E. N. Potter, D.D., LL.D., who preached an able sermon 
from the text, *<That they may be made perfect in one." The cremation of cal- 
culus by the Sophomore class was held on Monday evening. The programme 
was much the same as that of farmer years. The procession, headed by the Fair- 


view band, started from Christmas Hall and went to the Moravian Seminary, where 
several songs were sung and an oration delivered. Return was then made to the 
campus ; here the order of exercises were music by the band, song by the chor- 
isters, oration, song, another oration and the singing of a funeral march by the 
choristers. The final exercises were held at the east end of the chemical labora- 
tory Tuesday afternoon. A large audience gathered to hear the class day 
speeches and were well pleased with the excellent programme. Brother Atkinson 
delivered the tablet oration. The Junior reception following in the evening was 
a brilliant affair and thoroughly successful. Elegant decorations were tastefully 
displayed in the gymnasium, giving it the appearance of an inviting ball-room. 
Plentiful refreshments were not lacking, and good music served to inspire plenty of 
life and gaiety. The crowd, customary to such affairs, was the only unpleasant 

The culmination of '89's collegiate life was reached with the Commencement 
on Thursday. The graduating exercises were held in the Packer Memorial Church 
with the customary programme. 


CoMMENCEMiNT Week. — Sunday, June i6th, was Baccalaureate day, and 

President Capin delivered the annual sermon in the Goddard Chapel. ** For our 

conversation is in Heaven " was the text The audience filled the auditorium and 

necessitated placing chairs in the aisles. Organ selections by Mr. Hataway, '90, 

and congregational singing rendered additional interest. Tuesday, June i8th, 

was alumni day, at which time the association held its thirty-second annual gather- 

ing. The public exercises were held in Goddard Chapel at 4 o'clock. The Rev. 

Dr. J. C. Snow opened with prayer and was followed by the Glee Club rendering 

the '* Artillerist's Oath." An interestmg oration was delivered by the Rev. M. P. 

Frank, '65, of Portland, Me.; at its conclusion the Glee Club gave the *' Vesper 

Song" and the Rev. £. H. Start, '84, editor of the New Englctnd Odsgrver, of 

Keene, N. H., read the poem. The usual dinner followed. Weather, as fine as 

could be desired, greeted Wednesday, Commencement day. At 10.30 the line of 

Trustees and graduating class formed near the Bamum Museum, and, with the 

t>and in the van, proceeded to the Goddard Chapel. Here they found every seat 

filled by a gay audience eagerly awaiting their coming and bubbling over with 

pleasant expectation. They were not disappointed either, thanks to the new plan 

of Commencement appointments. This system, inaugurated this year, does away 

with the old mode of appointing speakers in the order of their class standing. Now 

the speakers are selected by competition from the upper half of the class. This 

brings (orward the men who can make the best appearance on the stage and do the 

college the most credit Of the seven orations, one was by Brother Lamson. At 

the close of the speeches degrees were conferred. Brothers Eddy, Loomis and 

Maxham received B.A. ; Brother French, Bachelor of Philosophy; Brother Lam. 

son. Bachelor of Mechanic Arts; Brothers Crooks and Durkee received M.A., 

and Brother Nehemiah White, Ph. D., MiddUbtuy^ '57, was honored with D.D. 

Dr. White is President of Lombard University, Galesburg, 111. 



De Pauw has just completed one of the most prosperous years in her history. 
The total enrollment for the past year has been 902. The number of graduates 
71, of whom 49 comprised the Senior class in the Asbury College of Liberal Arts. 

Commencement week. — The Law School Commencement occurred March 
15th, there being 12 members of the graduating class. The address of the evening 
was delivered by Judge Baldwin, of Logansport The Commencement of the 
Military School took place Friday, May 24th, at which time Governor Hovey and 
escort were present ; the Cadets, under command of Lieutenant May, escorting 
them from the depot to East Campus, where the contest for the artiUery prize was 
held. In the afternoon a large audience filled Meharry Hall to witness the compe- 
tition drill and the Zouave silent drill, which elicited many rounds of applause. 
Governor Hovey made an address which closed the exercises of the day. The 
school has made rapid progress under Lieutenant May, and at the request of the 
authorities he will remain another year. 

B. A. Hinsdale, Ph.D., Professor of Didactics in the University of Michigan, 
delivered one of the most entertaining addresses during the week on ** The Practical 
in Education. ' ' It will, doubtless, be of interest to many members of the Fraternity 
to note the fact that he was the late President Garfield's room-mate while they 
were attending Hiram College. He has also written a biography of Garfield which 
has had a wide circulation. During the course of his address he made several 
quotations from the latter^s speeches which were superb. On Saturday evening, 
June 15th, occurred the graduating exercises of the Preparatory School. The 
class was unusually large. Delta Upsilon was represented by Frank Evans, Wil- 
liam W. Lewis and John Slavens. Mr. Lewis was one of the Commencement 
orators and splendidly acquitted himself, being one of the very best speakers of the 
evening. We will be further strengthened next year by the return of Messrs. 
Curtis and Meacham, '93. Brother Crane, '91, will also return. If all the mem- 
bers return who are expecting to do so, next term the chapter will begin with 
twenty men. 

At ia30 Sunday, June i6th, the Baccalaureate sermon was delivered by 
President Martin, and the annual lecture at 3. 15, by Mrs. Madge Donnohue Harris. 
On Monday, at 8 p.m., the fifth annual fiestival of the School of Music was held 
imder the supervision of Dean Howe. Tuesday evening the University address 
was delivered by Bishop John P. Newman, of Omaha, Nebraska. Wednesday, at 
10 A.M., the contest for the Cloud Prizes in Declamation was held — ^the only prize 
contest during the week, all the other prizes having been withdrawn. 

The graduating exercises of the Senior class, Thursday, June 20th, ended the 
events of Commencement week. At the dose of the performance Dr. Blartin 
tendered his resignation as President of the University. This was a surprise to 
many and wholly unexpected, but he thought it best for himself, the duties of the 
position being very arduous for a man of his age. The Board of Trustees hold 
a meeting in August, at which time his successor will be chosen. Dr. Martin has 
been President of the University for fourteen years, and under his careful and wise 


administration the University has become one of the leading institutions of the 

Our record for the past year may be briefly summed up : Editor-in-Chief, and 
one of the local editors of the college paper, Tht De Pattw Ad*; Manager of the 
base-ball nine ; two first-class and two second-class honors. 


Another college year has come to a close and before we all separate the Peftn- 
sytvama Chapter of Delta Upsilon wishes to extend to those members of her sister 
chapters who now leave a college existence for the more active life of the world, her 
congratulations and best wishes for success in their undertakings. For herself, the 
<* Baby " chapter bids farewell to four members, two of whom, however, by enter- 
ing the medical department still remain with her. In S8*s Record the number of 
men in the Pemuyhfama Chapter of Delta Upsilon was thirteen. This year we have 
twenty -six; six of these are students and one an instructor in the Medical Depart- 
ment. They represent the sister chapters of IVilliami^ Amherst^ Rochester, Micki- 
gan, Lafayette and Harvard, At the last commencement of the Medical Depart- 
ment, three Delta U.'s received the degree of M.D. Brothers Arthur L. Benedict, 
M.D., Afuhigan, '87 ; Benjamin W. McGalliard, '85, and William J. Burd, '87, of 
Lafayette, Brother McGalliard was a successful candidate for the position of Resi- 
dent Physician in the Presbyterian Hospital. 

A chapter of Psi Upsilon has been established here. Psi Upsilon, Phi Kappa 
Sigma, Zeta Psi and Delta Phi have been given land by the University and with 
the aid of their alumni they expect to build houses thereon. 

Commencement week here was a busy one. Besides the junior orations, ivy 
planting, cremation and class day exercises, a musical burlesque was given at the 
Chestnut Street Opera House by the students of the University. It was a great 
success and drew a crowded house. 

During the Y. M. C. A. convention held here, some of us had the pleasure of 
meeting Brothers Dealey of Brown and Edson of Williams^ who were on as dele- 
gates. The next college term commences September 23d. 

Some years ago the Star and Crescent of Alpha Delta Phi con- 
tained a communication from an alumnus entitled, "Nine Bishops in 
Alpha Delta Phi." In the table of contents of the number the title 
appeared, " Nine Bishops in Delta Kappa Epsilon," which must have 
shocked the editor's nerves when he saw it Recently the t}rpes 
on the title page of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Record made the editor's 
name read "John G. Gapers," instead of John G. Capers. Such 
capers of the types as these are exasperating, and do so try the soul of 
an editor. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennial Cata- 
logue, puUished in 1884, 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, Box 2857, New York, 
N. Y. 


'36. Miss Mary Perkins, daughter of Anson L. Hobart, M.D., the first Presi- 
dent of the Fraternity, was married to Mr. George Norton Harris, at All Saints' 
Charch, Worcester, Mass., June 20th. 

'37. Men who think Judge Stephen J. Field entertains the least apprehension 
of assault by ex-Judge Terry, don't know the man. In sustaining the dignity of 
the bench when assaulted and insulted by the bully, Terry, Judge Field added 
laurels to a brow already well adorned. Some of his friends here were a little sen- 
sitive about his going back to California, and talked to him about possible trouble. 
He pooh-poohed the idea, but said under any circumstances it was his duty to go 
and his pleasure. Mr. Terry will find Judge Field prepared for him, in court or 
out of court — New York lYess, 

'45. The Hon. Willard Hodges died yesterday morning at his home, comer of 
Highland and Pinacle avenues. The deceased was about sixty-four years of age. 
He entered Williams College when sixteen or seventeen years of age and remained 
there until his Junior year. He then went to Yale, where he graduated^ 1845. 
Mr. Hodges took a very active part in public affairs for many years. He was a 
Republican in politics and represented his Assembly district in the State Legisla- 
ture during the winters of 1876-77. He also served his party and the public in 
other offices, and was at one time a member of the Board of Supervisors. He 
was formerly President of the Monroe County Agricultural Society. Mr. Hodges 
was a pleasing speaker and writer, and contributed many articles to the newspapers 
and other current literature. — Rochester Democrat and ChronicU, 

^4tl' The thirty-first commencement of the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Charies H. Gard- 
ner's School for Girls was held at No. 607 Fifth avenue last evening. The salu- 
tatory, with an essay on **An Impostor and His Influence," was given by 
Miss Freda Dyckman. The valedictory and an essay on '*A Neglected Art 
(Conversation)," were given by Miss Berta M. Welch. The address to the 
graduates was a charming, simple talk by Hamilton W. Mabie, of the Christian 
Union. Diplomas were presented to the Misses Dyckman, Hamilton, Goodnow 
and Welch by Dr. Gardner. A reception followed the graduating exercises, and 
there were the usual accompaniments of flowers, music, conversation and dancing. 
A large number of the relatives of the pupils of the school and friends of Dr. and 
Mrs. Gardner were in attendance. — New York Mail and Express. 

'54. The Rev. Robert Bayard Snowden contributes an article entitled ** New 
St. Luke's, Brooklyn, N. Y.," to the Churchman^ June 29, 1889. 


'S6. WiDiam M. Marvin will be married on August 21st to Bliss Genevieve S. 
Heaton, of Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 


*40, '42, '55, '74. Among the Union alumni who have died during the past col- 
lege year are Brothers Ansel £. Stevens, '40, of Dayton, O. ; the Rev. David C. 
Lyon, *42, of St. Paul, Minn. ; the Rev. Alexander Adair, '55, of Moscow, Idaho, 
and Henry W. Lawrence, M.D., '74, of Ballston, N. Y. 

'41. Ithaca, N. Y., July 26th.— The Rev. Thomas C. Strong has lost his reason 
and wiU be committed to the Binghamton Insane Asylum to-morrow. Dr. Strong 
was formerly President of Welles College, and has occupied prominent pulpits in 
this section of the State, where for many years he was one of the leading divines 
of the Reformed Church. His misfortune is due to softening of the brain. — New 
York Press, 

^46. The Hon. Hiram N. Gates, formerly of Omaha, Neb., is now located in 
West Hartland, Conn. 

*58. Henry L. Harter has removed from Albany to 245 West 56th street. New 
York, N. Y. 

'70. The Rev. Laurens T. Shuler and his mother, of Paterson, N. J., are spend- 
ing the summer at Mount Tabor, N. J. 

'86. WOber F. La Monte received the degree of A. M. at commencement. 


'48. The Rev. Stewart Sheldon, whose address is Salem, Mass., is one of the 
Field Secretaries of the American Congregational Union, whose purpose is to aid 
in building churches and parsonages. 

'50. Died at Clifton Springs, N. Y., April 15, 1889, the Rev. Warren William 
Warner, aged sixty-four. He was bom in Vernon, N. Y., November 9, 1824. 
United with the Congregational Church of Oberlin, O., in 1841. Graduated frx>m 
Hamilton, in 1850, and Auburn Theological Seminary in 1853. Ordained by the 
Black River Association, January 20, 1859. Preached in Congregational churches in 
New Haven, N. Y., Belleville, 111., DodgeviUe, Wis., Sackett's Harbor, Champion, 
Paris Hill, Lebanon, Lawrenceville, South Canton, Norfolk, Raymondville, Port 
Leydan, Coventry ville, N. Y. Married, in 1858, Miss Anna Gates Lewis, of Chi- 
cago, 111., who survives with one daughter. At his funeral a discourse was 
preached by the Rev. Dr. James Douglas, of Pulaski, N. Y., who had preached 
Brother Wamer*s ordination sermon more than thirty years before. Dr. Douglas 
was truthful in his analysis of the character of his friend and companion in the 
ministry: ** He was especially distinguished from his youth for his careful, scrupu- 
lous conscientiousness. He seemed to be bom for the very sphere and vocation of 
life whose duties and responsibilities he has fulfilled with so much fidelity and suc- 
cess, ever maintaining his Christian character m complete integrity, free fr-om all 
stain or possible reproach. As a minister he was faithful, studious and earnest in 
the preparation of his discourses, which were always the carefully finished productioQ 
of a conscientious Christian scholar. His aim was to present the truth fr-ee itors^ 


all possible admixture of error, in language clear, perspicuous and precise, so as to 
secure its accurate apprehension by the hearer, to convince his understanding, 
reach his conscience and move his heart As a pastor foithful, gentle, tender, 
ministering consolation to the afflicted and bereaved with peoiliar delicacy and 
refinement of sympathy. Conscientious fidelity to duty as well as rare gentleness, 
patience and vigilance of self-control, characterized him in all the relations <^ life 
as pastor, friend, husband and father. Beloved in all these relations, his death 
will be deeply mourned, not only by household friends and relatives; not only by 
a bereaved wife, whom he so deeply appreciated and devotedly loved; not only by 
the daughter, the one special object of parental love and hope, but also as the 
tiding^ of his decease go from place to place, where he has so £suthfully ministered 
the Gospel of Christ, tears of affectionate remembrance will start from many an 
eye, a tribute of love from those who, with the friends more closely allied, will ever 
cherish his memory with sincerest affection.*' 

'57. The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., of Philadelphia, has generously offered 
to ihe Board of Foreign Missions a second thousand copies of his ** Crisis of Mis- 
sions ^* for gratuitous distribution. This book is of incalculable value in the mission 

At the closing session of the annual convention of the State Sunday-school As- 
sociation, held in Albany, N. Y., June i ith to 13th, Dr. Pierson was the principal 
speaker, and Sunday evening, June i6th, he delivered the address before the 
Society of Inquiry in Madison University. July 20th to 25th he addressed the 
Interdenominational Bible Conference at Ocean Grove, N. J. He has recently 
received a call from the Congregational Church of Providence, R. I., and also a 
call to the new training school for evangelists and missionaries in Boston. He is 
also strongly urged to repeat the transatlantic mission tour which he made last 
summer, and to supply for a time the Westminster Chapel in London. 

The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church, 
Philadelphia, has presented his resignation, to take effect August ist Dr. Pierson 
has contemplated this change for several months, but did not make a final decision 
until Thursday. He gives as his reasons for the resignation that he has been called 
to the field of preparing young men for the ministry. On Monday evening, June 
3d, Dr. Pierson stated that unless a lay college was foun(|ed in connection with 
Bethany Church, he would resign, having been asked to take a professorship in a 
theological school in Massachusetts. Dr. Pierson, until last June, had an assistant, 
but since has had the entire charge of the congregation. This, he has repeatedly 
stated, is too much for his nervous system. The resignation of Dr. Pierson will 
affect numerous envangelical "bodies in that city, over which he presides. The 
most prominent of these is the Sunday-school lesson at Association Hall on Satur- 
day afternoon. — Ntia York Tribune, 

The Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D,D., of Bethany Presbyterian Church Philadel- 
phia, Postmaster-General Wanamaker's pastor, who has been called to take charge 
of the Union Congregational parish of Providence, is an aggressive missionary 
worker. — New York Press, 

^59. The Rev. Leicester J. Sawyer, of Whitesboro*, N. Y., has accepted a call to 
the Immanuel Church of Amsterdam, N. Y. 


*6i. The Hon. David L. Kiehle, State Superintendent of Schools in Minnesota, is 
hat building up the system of public schools in that State. He reports especial 
success with city and village schools. The Trustees of Hamilton College have 
conferred upon him the degree of LL. D. 

Southern Republicans are banking much upon the visit of Attorney -General 
Miller to the President at Deer Park. As stated in 7%/ /y^ss of Sunday last, they 
hope to see Mr. Miller elevated to the Supreme Bench, thus making a vacancy in 
the Cabinet that may be filled by General Goff, Congressman Houk or some other 
Southern representative. It is the belief of many that when the Attorney-General 
returns to Washington the question as to who shall succeed Stanley Matthews will 
have to be decided. — New York Press, 

The following is an accurate pen-picture of Attorney -General William H. H. 
Miller by the all-watchful letter writer : ** Across Pennsylvania avenue from the 
Treasury stands the old Freedmen's Bank building. Here, seated at a table in 
the center of a huge room, which looks more like a parlor than an office, we find the 
Attorney-General, whose parents named him William Henry Harrison without 
once thinking he would be called to high place by William Henry Harrison's grand- 
son. Attorney-General Miller is a thin, bearded man, the youngest of the Cabinet 
Ministers, very nervous, very plain, and very precise. He is a good deal like the 
President in his orderliness, directness. Callers he greets rather coldly, not at all 
inclined to waste words or moments, but he attends to business in a way that is 
purdy business-like. When not at work he is an affiible, companionable man. 
He looks like the student he is, and one can easfly imagine him working twenty 
hours a day buOding up the law practice of the now £unous attorney firm of 
Indianapolis, as he is said to have done. Indeed, he broke down a year or two 
ago, and early last simuner returned from a long search for health and strength. 
In the law firm he is known as the searcher of books, the preparer of cases, the 
master of the law's precedents and philosophy. Even now he bends over his desk 
like a student On his table there is not an envelope nor a scrap of paper that is 
not needed there. His messenger is kept busy from early mom till late at night 
straightening and arranging things in apple-pie order." 

'65. The Rev. James A. Ferguson cdebrated the twentieth anniversary of bis 
pastorate at Hanover, N. J., February loth. 

'67. At the meeting of the Utica P r e sbyt er y , held in Rome, N. Y., April 8th to 
loth. Professor Isaac O. Best, of Clinton, N. Y., was appointed chairman of the 
Committee on ** Systematic Beneficence." 

*68. The New York Aitdl and Express published, on July 4th, the following 
from the pen of Henry Randall Waite, President of the American Institute of 

There are days when all the forces bom of human hopes, struggling, defeated, 
but undismayed, become concentric and sweep fix>m wealmess into power. Such 
a day was that Fourth of July on which the colonists of America took up the cry 
of the oppressed and struggling in all the earth, and in the words of their immortal 
<* Declaration " sounded the first notes of the pcean of victory. The fire then 
kindled, a conquering sign, has filled a continent with its light and brightened the 


world with its flame. Did we not make July 4th in every year a holiday, fitly 
kept, we would be unworthy sons of noble fathers. Memory should walk with 
joy and hope. Our gladness, unrestrained, should be tempered by thoughts of 
the trial time, the sorrow and pain through which the nation came to strength. 
Sweeping in waves of light and sound from sea to sea, jubilation should be bridled 
with sober speech, and vocal with the love, the pride and the reverence inspired 
by the story of the past And in the story told we should listen for the voices 
of those who, dead, yet live and speak through the abiding presence among us of 
their character, purpose and spirit. On such a day, in such a presence, the restfiil 
£uth of the holy requiem should blend with the hallelujahs of hope triumphant 
and life immortal. The living — comrades, children, countrymen — should to-day 
bring tributes to the graves of the dead, the men of '76 and '61, making this, as 
by right it ought to be, in all the land, for every hero's resting-place, a decoration 
day. And, above all, we should make this the splendid noontide of the year, day 
of the singing of birds, of flower and fruit, of beauty and fragrance supernal ; day 
of a nation's birth and a world's rejoicing — a day for the sowing of seed which 
shall bring to fruitage in the lives of our children the honest intelligence, the simple 
virtues, the high faith, the devotk>n to duty, the vigilant and fearless patriotism, 
out of which our heritage came and by which it must be preserved. 
New York, July 3. 

Henry Randall Waite. 

unfurl the flag. 

Unfurl the flag! Its stripes and star-lit field 
Are eloquent with freedom's story ; 
The blood of heroes shed 
Is in its fadeless red ; 
Its white is spotless as the knightly shield 
By duty borne in paths of glory. 

Unfurl the flag ! Its firmament of blue 
Brings heaven-bom hope to men in need ; 
Its stars with quenchless sight, 
A constellation bright. 
Like Bethlehem's star, the long night through 
Illume the way where God doth lead. 

Unfurl the flag ! Its speech shall thrill the heart 
Far more than words of tongue or pen ; 
O'er domes and cottage walls. 
Where'er its shadow falls. 
In rural field and busy mart. 
In Freedom's name it speaks to men. 

H. R. W. 


'69, '83. Amoni; those who have received the college graduate's certificate from 
the New York State Superintendent of Public Instruction are Professor Elliot R. 
Payson, '69, and Professor Charles L. Luther, '83. Professor Payson is principal 
of Binghamton, N. Y., High School, and Professor Luther is principal of Wilson, 
N. Y., Academy. At the New York State University convocation, July loth. 
Professor Payson delivered a paper on " Economy of Time in Common Schools." 
It it reported that he believes in pedestrian exercise, and that, not long ago, he 
walked with four of his pupib from Binghamton to Owego, a distance of twenty- 
two miles. 

'69. At the 38th annual dinner of the New York State Homeopathic Medical 
Society, held at the Dele van House in Albany, February 12th, Dr. Selden H. Tal- 
cott, of Middletown, officiated as toastmaster. Dr. Takott has recently issued 
another valuable treatise, containing sound and timely advice. It is entitled ** An 
Essay on the Revision of Laws relating to the Commitment, Care and Discharge of 
the Insane.'* 

'71. The Rev. Amos A. Kidile, pastor of the largest and most prosperous church 
in Milwaukee, Wis., is fortunate in having appreciative hearers. They express 
their appreciation by sending their able and eloquent pastor on pleasure trips 
during his vacations. In '86 he was sent to Europe and la^ year to California. 

'73. Professor J. Edman Massee has been appointed the Secretary of the Albany 
Teachers' Agency, at 508 Broadway, Albany, N. Y. His wide and vared experi- 
ence gives him especial fitness far this responsible position. 

'73. The Sidereal Messenger for June contains a minute description of the new 
Meridian Circle recently placed in Mitchell Observatory at Cincinnati, O. The 
article was written by Jermain G. Porter, Ph.D., who is the eminent director of 
this observatory. 

'75. *• The Boyhood of Henry Ward Beecher " and " Be Strong to Hope " are 
among publications of the Rev. Frank S. Child, of Fairfield, Conn. 

'76. The Rev. James F. Brodie was installed on February 21st as pastor of 
the South Congrregattonal Church of Salem, Mass. This church was organized in 

'76. The Rev. Charles G. Matteson, formerly of West Troy, N. Y., has accepted 

a call to the Presbyterian Church in Roslyn, Long Island, N. Y. 

'79. Herbert M. Hill is principal of the Watcrtown, N. Y., High School. 

'80. On Wednesday, June 5th, 1889, Ward M. Beckwith, M.D., of Westmore- 
land, N. Y., was married to Mile. Marie L. Roux, of Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. 
Beckwith received his degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New 
York at its last commencement 

'80. William M. Griffith, of Utica, N. Y., was the first speaker at the conference 
of the Y. M. C. A. workers held at Jermain Hall, Albany, N. Y., March 23d. 

'81. The Rev. Leslie R. Groves, a member of this year's graduating class at 
Auburn Theological Seminary, has accepted a call to the Presbyterian Church in 
McGrawville, N. Y. 

*8i. Francis W. Joslyn, formerly of the Utica, N. Y., Observer ^ has accepted a 
more lucrative position on the editorial staff of the Utica Morning Herald, Brother 
Hiram H. Bice, '89, succeeds Brother Joslyn on the Observer. 


'83. Thursday evening, April 25th, Superintendent Edward N. Jones made an 
address on ** Educational Values '* before the Saratoga, N. Y., Teachers' Assoda- 

'84. The Rev. Charles F. Porter has accepted an urgent call to the Dutch Re- 
formed Church in Lodi, Seneca County, N. Y. Alden, N. Y., lotes an effiicent 

*84. Louis A. Scovel, M.D., and wife, of Booneville, N. Y., have returned to 
Clinton, N. Y., after a winter's sojourn on the St. John's River, Fla. Dr. Scovd's 
health is not visibly improved. 

'84, '88. George W. Warren, '84, and William H. Squires, '88, of Auburn Theo- 
logical Seminary, have been licensed to preach by the Ca3ruga Presbytery. 
Brother Squires has one more year in the seminary, when he proposes to complete 
his studies in philosophy and tiieology with a three years' course at Leipsig. 

'85. The Rev. Thomas C. Miller was. ordained as an evangelist Monday evening, 
May 13th, in Christ's Chapel of the West Presbyterian Church, in New York, N.Y. 

'85. The Rev. Charles N. Severance was graduated from the Yale Divinity 
School in the class of '88, and is now pastor of the Congregational Church in 
Hutchinson, Kans. 

'86. The Burr and Barton Seminary, at Manchester, Vt., has a new recruit for 
its f&culty in Professor Philip N. Moore, an experienced and £uthful teacher. 

'86. The " Silver Cup " prize given to the first baby bom to a member of the 
class was awarded by the class of '86 to the infant son of Charles S. Van Auken, 
of Lacrosse, Wis. 

'88. Fred. B. Waite is now at home in Adams, N. Y. 

'89. The Trustees of Hamilton College have appointed Edward C. Morris Assist- 
ant Librarian, and also Assistant Treasurer of the College. 

'89. Eddy R. Whitney is to be assistant in the Mexico, N. Y., Academy, where 
Brother Warren D. More, '88, is prindpal. 


'56. Professor William Swinton and family, of Brooklyn, N. Y., are spending the 
summer at Old Orchard Beach. 

'75. Frank A. Hosmer can be addressed at Great Barrington, Mass. 

'76. The Rev. Charles F. W. Hubbard is preaching in Ellsworth, Maine. 

'76. Franklin Ripley is in Troy, N. H. 

'76, George N. Cross is living in Exeter, N. H. 

'77. The Rev. Joseph B. Hingeley can be addressed at 1545 Hillside avenue, 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

'77. George Kress is practicing law in Huntington, Mass. 

'77. Wellington Record is teaching in Wollaston, Mass. 

'78. Louis E. Denfield is a lawyer in Westboro, Mass. 

'78. Edward N. Kingsbury, M.D., is practicing his profession in Woonsocket, R. I. 

'78. The Rev. Stephen A. Norton is preaching in Princeton, 111. 

'78. Ezra A. Slack is a Brookline, Mass., pastor. 


'79. The Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, pastor of the Union Church of Boston, Mass., 
conducted a service at the meeting of the Christian Endeavor Association, held in 
Philadelphia, July loth. 

'8i. Frank L. Mellen is teaching in the Worcester, Mass., High School. 

'82. The village of Proctor contains the main quarrying mills of the Vermont 
Marble Company, the business of which corporation is under the supervision of 
Colonel Fletcher D. Proctor, the eldest son of tiie Secretary of War. The company 
employs here some six hundred men, to whom they pay in wages monthly over 
$ao,ooa Secretary Proctor is able to maintain a palatial establishment, but he pre- 
fers to live in a thoroughly democratic style, and in a manner devoid of all ostenta- 
tUm, He entertains with genuine simplicity, and in a £[ishion becoming a descend- 
ant of the Puritans. His son, Colond Fletcher D. Proctor, is a chip of the old 
block. He was Secretary of Civil and Military Affiiirs under Governor Ormsbee, 
and is universally popular. — A^nv V^rJk Tribtme, 

'88. Wilson H. Ferine and Henry B. Ferine, *86, are members of the firm of 
Purine & Hall, Brokers, 210 American Bank Building, Kansas City, Mo. 

'88. The Hon. Albert D. Tillery was a member of the last Missouri Legislature. 
He is practicing law at Gower, Mo. 

'88. Elbridge C. Whiting is a student in the Yale Divinity School. 


'74. Samuel St J. Wright, M.D., is practicing his profession in TaUmadge, O. 

'75. The Rev. Andrew C. Brown is located in Tipton, Iowa. 

'75. The Rev. Alonzo W. Lawrence, A.M., was graduated from the Western 
Theological Seminary in 1878. His present address is Moberly, Mo. 

'76. Robert W. Harrington is a farmer in Cuyahoga Falls, O. 

'76. John S. McClure is an attorney in Chicago, Bl. 

*77. The Rev. William L. Swan was salutatorian of his class. He now lives in 
Warren, O. 

'78. Louis A. Kelley conducts a commission business in Qeveland, O. 

'83. John E. McVey is practicing law in Youngstown, O. 

'83. Hubert Wright is a farmer in Bellevue, O. 

'84. George C. Ford graduated from the Harvard Law School this year. 

'85. Frank J. Cox is a merchant in Harvard Springs, Mich. 

'85. Jesse Vickery is practicing law in Bellevue, O. 

'85. Louis Welty is an attorney in New Philadelphia, O. 


'61. Professor Samuel B. Morse, D.D., is President of California College, Oak- 
land, Cal. 

'61. The Hon. Bartlett Tripp, Chief Justice of Dakota, received the degree of 
LL.D. at the recent commencement of the University of Dakota. 

'79. The Rev. George Merriam is located in Osage City, Kansas. He was chair- 


man of the sendees on Memorial Day, add preached i^ talented memorial sermon, 
which has been published by request. 

'So. Charles H. Case, formerly a teacher in South Pasadena, Cal., died there 
January i, 1887, aged twenty -eight years. He was at one time postmaster of the 

'80. Caleb B. Frye was principal of the School of Languages in Boston, Mass., 
until 1885. Since then he has been tutoring in Boston. 

*82. George L. Dunham received the degree of A.M. at Colby in 1886. He 
taught in Bel£ut, Me., and Portland, Me., until 1886. Since then he has been in the 
boot and shoe business in Brattleboro, Vt. 

*8i. Alfred H. Evans, A.Bl, has been re-elected instructor in Greek in Cushing 
Academy, Ashbumham, Mass., with an increased salary. 

'82. Fred. N. Fletcher is the editor of the Alpena Pioneer^ Alpena, Mich. 

*82. John C. Ryder is now sub-master of the O'Brien School, Boston, Mass. 
He formerly taught in Farmington, Me., and Chelsea, Mass. 

^82. Herbert S. Weaver has been principal of the Williams Grammar School, 
Chelsea, Mass., since 1885. 

'82. The Rev. Windsor H. Wyman is pastor of the Baptist Church, Winchendon, 

'83. The Rev. Arthur A. Cambridge is located at Ellsworth, Me. 

"84. WillardK. Clement b Associate Professor of Latin, Terry Hall Seminary, 
Lake Forest, lU. 

'85. George R. Berry has graduated from Newton Theological Seminary and is 
preaching with success in Liberty, Me. 

'86. Thomas J. RamsdeU graduated from Newton Theological Seminary at the 
late commencement. 

'87. Horace D. Dow is principal of the High School at Stonington, Conn. 

'87. Charles C. Richardson is in Waterville, taking a special course in Physics 
under Professor Rogers. 

'88. Addison B. Lorimer will preach during the summer at Knox, Me. 

'88. The Rev. John A. Shaw was ordained pastor of the Baptist Church in 
Hyannis, Mass., April 23d. 

'89. Wallace S. Elden graduated with honor at the recent commencement of 
Bowdoin College. The title of his oration was ** The Influence of Art." 


'72. Isaac A. Wile will be married on August i8th to Miss Clara Beir, of Roches- 
ter, N. Y. 

'80. George W. Pye has resigned the prindpalship of the school at Sandy Hill, 
N. Y., to accept a position in a school at Geneva, N. Y. 

'89. Wniis II. Brooks will enter the Rochester Theological Seminary this f&lL 

'89. William C. Raymond has accepted a desirable position as teacher in a large 
private school in Galveston, Texas. 



*6a The Rev. John K. WillUms will, in the near fotore, remove to Peacham, Vt 

'61. The Rey. Sylvester B. Partridge writes fromSwatow, China, that he expects 
to visit the United States next year. 

*67. Lemael V. Ferris, Esq., is practicing law at 162 Clark street, Chicago, HI. 

'68. The Rev. Charles H. Rowley is at Westford, Vt 

*7i. Christopher W. Hall, M.A., is Professor of Geology and Mineralogy in the 
University of Minnesota. His address is 803 University avenue. South Minneapolis, 

'72. The Rev. Edgar L. Walker is pastor of the M. E. Church at Pawlet, Vt. 

'73. Professor Clarence E. Blake resides at 11 Dartmouth street, Springfield, 

'74. Processor Loren H. Batchelder is connected with Hamlin University, St. 
Paul, Minn. 

'74. The Rev. Thomas W. Darling is pastor of the Congregational Church, 
Wentworth, N. H. 

*74. Bradford P. Sparrow's address is Brooke, Va. 

'76. The Rev. Einion C. Evans, of Indianapolis, Ind., has sailed for Europe, 
where he will remain until August 20th. 

'80. Hazen M. Parker is practicing law in Minneapolis. His home is 1815 
Portland avenue, Minneapolis, Minn. 

*8i. The Rev. James L. Barton is Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the 
Theological Seminary at Harpot, Turkey. He is also Superintendent of about 
eighty common schools, in which there are four thousand schdars, and Secretary 
of the Domestic Missionary Society of that city. 

'82. Henry E. Howard's address is Derby, Vt. 

*83. Jesse B. Felt b in business at Springfield, Mass. 

'83. The Rev. George M. Rowland has been stationed at Okayama, Japan. 

'83. Claude M. Severance graduated recently from Vale Theological Seminary, 
and after ordination will sail for Japan. 

'84. The Rev. Robert J. Barton b preaching in Salbbury, Vt. 

'84. Elmer P. Miller, recently graduated from the General Theological Semi- 
nary, was ordained deacon at Albany, N. Y., shortly after hb graduation. 

*86. Henry L. Bailey has graduated from the Hartford Theological Seminary, and 
win shortly be ordained, and sail for Pasumalai, India. 

'86. Marvin H. Dana is at home. New Haven, Vt, for the vacation. 

'87. Henry N. Winchester intends to teach at Oregon, Wis. 

'88. Bernard M. Cooledge has accepted the position of cashier in the St Clafr 
Health Resort at St Clair Springs, Mich. 

'88. The Rev. Edwin J. Klock is pastor of the Congregational Church, Pawlet, 
Vt. He was ordained on June i8th. 

'88. George E. Knapp accompanied hb father, Governor Knapp, '62, to Alaska, 
as hb private secretary. 



'59. The New Reformed Church at Altamont, N. Y., under the care of the 
Rev. Henry M. Voorhees, is greatly encouraged by the addition of several import- 
ant families who have come to reside within its bounds, and the increased attend, 
ance upon the Sabbath services. A Christian Endeavor Society has been organized 
with fifteen members. A new bell has also been placed in the belfry. — Christian- 
at'Work, July 25, 1889. 

'59. The Rev. Samuel J. Rogers, formerly pastor of the Reformed Church at 
Port Jervis, N. Y., has assumed the pastorate of a newly organized church, the 
'* BeUiany Congregational,'* in Minneapolis, Minn. 

'59. The Rev. Arad J. Sebring, of Saugerties, N. Y., recently read an admirable 
paper on *' The Higher Criticism," before a meeting of the Hudson River Minis- 
terial Association, held at Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

'61. The Rev. James Wyckoff, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Pine Plains, 
N. Y., preached the sermon to the graduating class of Seymour Smith Academy, 
at that place, on June 30th. 

*62. At the recent Commencement Rutgers College conferred the degree of 
Doctor of Divinity upon the Rev. Nathaniel H. Van Arsdale, of Paterson, N. J., 
editor of the Cht^stian Intelligencer, 

'62 and '75. At the annual meeting of the Alumni Association of the Theological 
Seminary, at New Brunswick, N. J., the Rev, J. Preston Searle, '75, of Somer- 
ville, N. J., presided, and the address was delivered by the Rev. Nathaniel H.Van 
Arsdale, D.D. His subject was **The Old in the New." He showed that a 
great deal that is counted new in invention, discovery and ideas, is really the old 
revamped and cast in a new mold. At the banquet which followed Brother 
Searle acted as toast-master. 

'69. The Rev. Dr. William Elliot Griffis, pastor of the Shawmut Congregational 
Church, Boston, delivered a special sermon in the Reformed Dutch Church at 
Fifth avenue and Twenty-ninth street, on *' One Hundred Years of Our National 
Education.'* He said : ** I believe the hand of God was as surely in the Consti- 
tution of the United States as in the plagues of Egypt, the migrations of Israel, or 
the shaping of the Old Testament How did it come to pass that with so powerful 
an example before them as the unwritten Constitution of England, the Colonies 
decided on an instrument and covenant in writing ?" The preacher then gave the 
history of the writing of the Constitution, and went on : '* The State of New York 
was the first tjrpical American State, for within her borders began that mingling of 
bloods, that fusion of ideas, that cosmopolitan assembling of races, Dutch, English, 
Scotch, Irish, German, Swedes, out of which has been made one new man, the 
American. The framers of the Constitution declared that the Government of the 
United States was not in any sense founded on the Christian religion, and for that 
reason are enjoyed to-day civil and religious freedom such as no other country 
enjoys.**— Aiw Yi^M Tridune, April 29. 

*7I. The Rev. John H. Wyckoff, formerly of the Arcot Mission, India, has 
accepted a call to the Reformed Church of Claverack, N. Y. Brother Wyckoff 


ddi^ered the fifth and last lecture of the missionary lecture course in Kiriq>atrick 
Chapel on April 24th. His subject was ** Missions in India." 

'72. At the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of Rutgers College, on 
June 18th, the Rev. Nfartin N. Wyckoif, formerly missionary to Japan, was appointed 
Adjunct Professor of Physics. Brother WyckofT addressed the International 
Missionary Union at Binghamton, N. Y., in July. 

'75. The Rev. John H. Salisbury is prosecuting a successful pastorate in the 
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Trenton, N. J. In a recent issue of the Presbytery^ 
of Trenton, there is a fine cut of his church and an historical sketch by the pastor. 

'76. Dr. Spencer C. Devan, Passed Assistant-Surgeon United States Army, is the 
surgeon in charge of the Marine Hospital service at Buffalo, N. Y. Office address, 
25 P. O. Building. The Doctor and his wife reside at 363 Delaware avenue. 

'76. The University of the City of New York has conferred the degree of 
Doctor of Phflosophy on the Rev. Peter H. Milliken, pastor of the First Refonned 
Church of Philadelphia, Pa. 

*8i. At the alumni meeting of Rutgers College, at commencement, Irving S. 
Upson was re-elected necrologist 

*82. Charles L. Edgar, who is now engaged with the Edison Illuminating Com- 
pany of Boston, was at New Brunswick during Commencement. 

'86. Lewis B^ Chamberlain has charge of the North Newark Mission during the 
summer. His address is 32 Van Wagenen street, Newark, N. J. 

'86. Elmore DeWitt is Assistant City Engineer of New Rochelle, N. Y. 

'87. Asa Wynkoop, who for two years has taught in the Collegiate Churdi 
Grammar School, New York, N. Y., will enter Union Theological Seminary in the 

'88. William B. Tomkins will enter the Theological Seminary at New Bruns- 
wick in the fall. 

'88. The following are the names of Delta U.'s of the Junior class of the Theo- 
logical Seminary and of their respective fields of labor for the summer : W. 
Armitage Beardslee, GallopviUe, N. Y.; Oscar M. Voorhees, Eatonville, N. Y.; 
Ferdinand S. Wilson, Grahamsville, N. Y.; Charles S. Wyckoff, Raritan, III. 
Sherman G. Pitt, of Drew Theological Seminary, will preach at Parishville, N. Y. 


'66. The Rev. Preston Gumey is preaching near Boston, Mass. 

'66, '75. Charles M. Stillwell and Thomas S. Gladding, '75, conduct a large 
analytical chemistry business in New York, N. Y. 

'76. The paper on " Christian Science " read by the Rev. George £. Horr, Jr., 
before the late Baptist Conference at Richmond, has been reprinted in pamphlet 
form, and in this shape will admirably and effectually serve a good purpose. Bilr. 
Horr treats the subject as a remedial, scientific agency, as a philanthropy, as a 
religion. His conclusions, as heretofore recorded in the pages of this journal, are 
adverse to the claims of the Christian Science, while recognizing the underlying truth 
in the system which has always had recognition from advanced thinkers and 
practitioners in medicine. The langaage is moderate, but the argument is concise 


and forcible. We trust the little brachurt will have extended circulation. — CMris- 
Han-at-Work^ May 23, 1889. 

'8a The Rev. William H. P. Faunce, of the State Street Baptist Church, of 
Springfield, Mass., has been called to the pastorate of the Fifth Avenue Baptist 
Church, New York, N. Y. 

'81. Charles C. Mumford has returned from Buffalo, and is with Van Slyck & 
Van Slyck, Providence, R. I. 

'81. Cornelius W. Pendleton is a member of the firm of Pendleton & Williams, 
attorneys at law, 13, 15 & 17 Law Building, Los Angeles, CaL 

'83. Wilson G. Crosby, who graduated from the Harvard Law School last June, 
will go to Duluth, Wis. 

'83. Moses C. Gile is teaching at Philips Academy, Exeter, N. H. 

'83. William £. Simonds, instructor of German at Cornell University, recently 
published a work entitled, ** Thomas Wyatt, His Times and Writings." 

'84. William M. P. Bowen was re-elected class secretary at the Quinquennial Re- 
union, June i8th. 

'84. George C. Gow was graduated from Newton Theological Institute May 15th. 

'84. George A. Tyzzer is engaged in high grade teaching at South Natick, 
Mass., P. O. box 99. 

'85. Harlan P. Abbott graduated this year from the Harvard Medical School. 

^86. Daniel H. Fuller graduated at the Harvard Medical School last June, and 
will probably practice in Boston, Mass. 

'87. Frank S. Dietrich is librarian and Professor of Latin and Elocution in 
Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kans. 

'9a Herman J. Wfttjen is preaching this summer at Saylesville, R. I. 


'66. The Rev. Thomas A. T. Hanna is pastor of the Baptist Church at Falls of 
Schuylkill, Penn. 

'67. The Algebra which Professor James M. Taylor has in course of prepara- 
tion will be completed next month. The contents of the volume are arranged in 
two parts — the first consisting of a review of the elementary principles; the second, 
of discussions. The book will doubtless be adopted by several of those institu- 
tions now using the Professor's Calculus. Professor Taylor and his family are at 
present enjoying the delights of cottage life on Grinnell Island, St Lawrence 

'69. The Second Baptist Church of St. Louis, Mo., has for its pastor the Rev. 
James W. Ford, D.D., who lately relinquished an important pastorate at La 
Grange, Ga., owing to the fact that his health necessitated a change of climate. 

'69. George A. Thomas, LL.6., continues his law practice at Norwich, N. Y., 
also performing the duties of city editor on the Norwich Telegram, 

'71. The Rev. Leonard J. Dean is now located at Little Falls, N. Y. For four 
and a half years he was a pastor at Watertown, N. Y. 

'71. The Rev. Edward Ellis is the American Baptist Home Mission Society's 


District Secretary for Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, with headquarters at 264 
Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 

'72. Charles A. Piddock is editor and publisher of the Christian Secretary, 
Hartford, Coim. 

'72. Henry Thompson, LL.B., is associated with the law firm of Vanderpoel, 
Cuming & Goodwin, 2 Wall street, New York, N. Y. 

'73. The Rev. Edwin H. Bronson, pastor of the Blockley Baptist Church, Phil- 
adelphia, Penn., but better known as leader of *' The King's Household of Bible 
Readers,'* died June gth. 

We regret exceedingly to learn of the death of the Rev. Edwin H. Bronson, brother 
of the Rev. W. A. Bronson, of this dty. Mr. Bronson was pastor of a large 
church in Philadelphia, and for several years has been working very hard in the 
discharge of his duties. Within a few weeks he came to the house of his brother 
to get a little rest, but the rest proved in a very brief time to be forever I His 
work is done on earth, and though it was hard work, it was taken cheerfully and 
earnestly, and his reward is with him. The loss is to those who are left behind to 
mourn, but when a righteous man dieth the angels rejoice. — Daily Ttmes, Perth 
Amboy, N. J., June loth. 

'73. Professor James W. Ford has declined the principalship of the Pillsbury 
Academy, at Owatonna, Minn. 

'73. The Rev. Samuel H. Greene, of Washington, D. C, and the Rev. Alvah S. 
Hobart, T>,T>,t of Yonkers, sailed for Europe on the Cunard steamer "Umbria" 
on July 6th. The trip will occupy between two and three months. 

'73. Pittsfield, Mass., is the scene of the professional labors of William L. Pad- 
dock, physician and surgeon. 

'75. A large number of ministers throughout the Eastern, Western and Middle 
States are supplied with matter for their several church papers by the Rev. David 
E. Post, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, Warwick, N. Y. 

'77. A European trip, extensive and lasting during all of the warmer months, 
is being taken by the Rev. A. Judson Walrath, of Homer, N. Y. 

'78. The office of George E. Hubbard, M.D,. is at No. 228 West Fifty-second 
street. New York, N. Y. 

'79. '* Writing from Yale University, after having examined the report of the 
proceedings of the Oneida County Historical Society, Professor Dana speaks in the 
highest terms of the portion of the work relatmg to the geological formations to 
be found in Oneida County, stating that the work shows a most complete and exten- 
sive knowledge of the subject. The portion of the volume referred to was pre- 
pared by the Rev. Albert P. Brigham, of Utica." — Afadisonensis, 

'79* Willard D. Richardson is successfully superintending the Central Pressed 
Brick Company's works, at North Baltimore, Ohio. This is one of the largest 
pressed brick manufacturing establishments in the world. 

'80. Professor Thomas F. Hamblin occupies the chair of Greek and Science in the 
academy connected with Bucknell University. Since 1882 he has been Professor 
of Latin and History in the university at Ottawa, Kansas. 

'81. A few months ago the Immanuel Baptist Church, of Minneapolis, Minn.» 
granted its pastor, the Rev. Donald D. MacLaurin, a leave of absence. Respite 



firom active duties has been found in a sojourn in Enf^land, on the Continent and 
in the Holy Land. Brother MacLaurin has furnished the denominational press 
with many interesting letters descriptive of the places and people visited. He will 
return next month. 

*82. Upon resigning his pastorate at South New Berlin, N, Y., the Rev. John W. 
Phillips accepted a call from the Brst Baptist Church of Cohoes, same State. 

'82. Wells B. Sizer is extensively engaged in the importation and sale of books, 
at No. 189 State street, Chicago, 111. 

'S4. Professor Samuel C. Johnson is one of the corps of teachers in the Susque- 
hanna Collegiate Institute, Towanda, Penn. 

*85. Jesse S. Kelsey is engaged in business at Centrcville, O. 

'86. Alberto A. Bennett, who last month was graduated at the Hamilton Theo- 
logical Seminary, has become pastor of the Baptist Church at Whitehall, N, Y. 

'86. Next September the Rev. Albert E. Seagrave will l)egin his lalx)rs among 
the Karens, imder the auspices of the American Baptist Mii^ionary Union. 

'86 and '87. Several of the more recent graduates have entered the legal ranks. 
At Sjrracuse, N. Y., last month, Owen Cassidy, '87, passed a rigid examination 
with great credit. Fred W. Rowe, '87, was admitted at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
May i6th. He is now managing clerk in the office of Thomas E. Pearsall, Bnwk- 
lyn, N. Y. Frederick D. H. Cobb, *86, upon becoming a counselor, opened a law 
office at io>^ Osbum House Block, Rochester, N. Y. 

'87. Professor William F. Langworthy will not enter one of the German univer- 
sities, as before reported, but will retain his present position at Keystone Academy, 
Factory ville, Penn. 

'88. Professor Fenton C. Rowell, who during the past year has also been an in- 
ttructor in Keystone Academy, has commenced the study of law at Alliany, N. Y. 

'89. The ** children ** will be employed as follows : Othello S. Langworthy will 
study medicine at the University of the City of New York; Alfred W. Wishart 
(who was ordained June 25th) will continue his pastorate at Greene, N. Y., and 
Fred. S. Retan and Creighton R. Storey will enter Hamilton Theological Seminary. 


'74. Charles J. Hedrick, LL.B., is practicing his profession at 635 F street, 
Washington, D. C. He makes a sp>eciality of patent cases. 

'78. The address of Warren M. Osbom is P. O. Box 345, New Haven, Conn. 
He Is connected with the Housatonic Railroad. 

'84. The Rev. John D. Blake is pastor of a Presbyterian church at Faulkland, 

'84. Charles A. Bush, D.D.S,, of 136 Hcwcs street, Brooklyn, N. Y., is taking 
an M.D. course in the University Medical School. 

'84. A large number of Brooklyn and New York people attended a pretty wed- 
ding that took pUce in the Second Presbyterian Church, Paterson, N. J., Thursday, 
June 6th. The bride was Miss Annie Hemsley Kidd, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry E. Kidd, of Lake View, N. J. She is a very handsome girl, and the elegant 
rich gray silk walking dress which she wore, exquisitely fitted her graceful figure. 


She carried a large bouquet of bride roses and maiden-hair fern. She graduated with 
high honor in the class of *88 from the Paterson High School, and is very popular 
with her associates. The groom was Mr. Frederick Melvin Crossett, of New York, 
formerly a resident of Brooklyn. He is a graduate of the University of the City of 
New York, class of '84. He is engaged in the real estate business, and for the past 
six years has been managing editor of the Delta Upsilon Quarterly, the official 
publication of the Delta Upsflon College Fraternity. The best man, organist and 
ushers were all college men, members of the same society and intimate friends. 
The best man was Mr. William C. Dosch^u-, New York^ '78, President of the Doscher 
Manufacturing Company of New York, the organist was Mr. Austin D. Wolfe, 
A^nv VorJkf '87, of Montclair, N. J. The ushers were Messrs. Robert J. Eidlitz, 
Cornell^ '85, of New York ; Charles H. Roberts, Esq., New York, '86, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y.; Professor Asa Wynkoop, Rutgers^ '87, of New York; W. Francis 
CampbeU. New York, '87, of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; WUliam J. Warburton, Columbia, 
'90, of New York, and Frank P. Reynolds, New York, '90, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Messrs. Roberts, Wynkoop and CampbeU were valedictorians of their college classes. 
The ushers wore dark four-button cutaways, white waistcoats, light trousers, white 
silk four-in-hand ties and light tan gloves. In the scarf of each was a Delta U. pin, 
the gift of the groom. Promptly at 5 o'clock the bridal party advanced to the 
altar, when the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Shaw, performed the ceremony. The church 
was prettily decorated with large palms and other potted plants. The afternoon 
sunlight glowing through the stained glass windows upon the interesting group at 
the altar, revealed a scene of much life and beauty. The college boys gathered at 
the church door as the carriage rolled away and speeded the couple on their jour- 
ney with the cry of Rah, rah, rah, rah ! Vive la Delta U ! Mr. and Mrs. Crossett 
were the recipients of a large number of elegant wedding presents. They will make 
their home in Brooklyn this Fall. — Brooklyn Eagle, June 16, 1889. 

'85. George A. Minasian is spending his vacation in a trip to the West Indies. 

^87. Arthur H. Cameron received the degree of LL.B. at the Commencement of 
the Law Department. 

'87. Harry K. Munroe, who graduated from Wesleyan in the class of 1888, has 
been teaching in Massachusetts during the past year. He is now at home with his 
parents in Paterson, N. J. 


'72, '74. The Catalogue of the. University of Indiana publishes a list of the 
publications of the members ^f^the Faculty during the year. David Starr Jordan, 
LL.D., '72, the President, has eleven titles for the year, and John C. Branner, 
Ph.D., Professor of Geology, also *has eleven titles. Dr. Branner has sent the 
New York Delta Upsilon Club m copy of his recent article on " The Peridotite of 
Pike County, Arkansas,'* which appeared in the American Journal of Science 
for July, 1889. 

The year just closing has been the most successful in the history of Indiana 
University. More students, better faculty and better work are the elements of this 
success. It was a happy day for the educational interests of Indiana when David 



S. Jordan was elected to the presidency of this institution and began his aggressive 
administration. Formerly it was the policy that the student should seek out the 
university, but now, through its representative men, the university has impressed 
itself upon the people of the State. The splendid library building soon to be 
erected and the admirable selection of new members of the faculty promises even 
brighter things for the years to come. — Indiana StuaUnt, 

'74. The Rev. Jonathan C. Andrus is now located in Syracuse, N. Y. 

'74. George Berry is farming in Afton, Minn . 

'75. John G. Worthington practices law in Pittsficld, 111. 

'76. WOliam L. Cuddeback, M.D., is practicing his profession in Port Jervis, 
N. Y. 

'77. Lcland O. Howard is first assistant entomologist in the United States 
Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 

'79. William C. Boyle can be addressed comer of loth and Penn streets, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

'79. Edward T.C. Russel « is practicing law and doing well ** in Helena, Mont 

'80. Wfllis N. Rudd's address is Morgan Park, 111. 

'83. Robert G. Scherer is an attorney at law, 73 State street, Albany, N. Y. 


'75. Arthur. H. Bowen, M.D., is practicing medicine in Columbus, O. 

*7S- John C. Schminke, M.D., of New York, N. Y., received the degree of 
A.M. on Commencement day. 

'75. The Rev. Samuel F. Sharpless has been commissioned to the General 
Afliembly of the Presbyterian Church from the ChilHcothe, O., Presbytery. 

'81. Edward B. Peddinghaus is a photographer in Augusta, Ga. His address is 
712 Broad street 

■'83. The Rev. Louis H. Shane is pastor of a Presbyterian church at Wichita, 

'84. Eagleton F. Dunn has opened a dry goods store at Circleville, O. 

'85. Charles L. Mills will enter the Chicago Theological Seminary this fall. 

'85. John Russell was married at his home in Ashland, Ky., last month. 

*86. Rufus C. Dawes received the degree of A.M. at Commencement. 

^87. Edward B. Haskell intends to go as a missionary to Bulgaria next spring, 
after he completes his theological course at Oberfin, O. 

'87. William A. Shedd will return from Persia this ftill to complete his theological 
course. w 

'88. Walter G. Beach will continue as tutor in Marietta College for another year. 

*88. Rollin W. Curtis recently graduated from Chicago School of Pharmacy, 
and is now in business there. 

'88. Addison Kingsbury is in the real estate business in Salida, Col. 

'88. Marietta College students and alumni are raising a fund with which to 
support Robert M. Labaree, a missionary in Oroomiah, Persia. 

'89. Howard W. Dickinson will go into business. 


'90. Charles H. Kingsbury is in a real estate office in Chicago, HI. 
*90. Charles H. Smith will return to the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati this 
*90. William D. Stoughton is on his farm at Locke, O. 


*77. Professor Neyrton A. Wells has commenced his duties at Western Reserve 
University, where he has been elected Dean of the Fine Art College. In Professor 
Wells the university loses an able and conscientious instructor, and the Syracuse 
chapter one of her most enthusiastic and reliable alumni members. 

*82. Professor Nicholas Knight, of Cazenovia, delivered an address on Decoration 
Day at Perryville, N. Y. 

'85. Henry A. Peck, Instructor in Mathematics in Syracuse University, was re* 
tained in his present position for the next year at an increased salary. 

*87. The Rev. Josiah II. Lynch was ordained a priest of the Protestant Episcopa 
Church at St Paul's Cathedral by the Rt. Rev. F. D. Huntington on May 29th. 

'SS. Arthur B. Clark has been elected instructor in architecture at Sjrracuse Uni- 

*88. The services oi Milton J. Fletcher, who has been principal of the Dryden, 
N. v.. Union School during the last year, have been retained with an increase of 


'78. For the chair of Economics the Trustees have chosen Dr. Jeremiah W. Jenks, 
now Professor of Economics and English in KAox College, Illinois. Dr. Jenks is a 
native of Ann Arbor, Mich., a graduate of the University of Michigan, and Ph.D. 
in Economics from the University of Halle, in Germany. His thesis in Germany 
was entitled *< Henry C. Carey als Politikcekonom,'* a careful attempt to separate 
the wheat from the chaff in the writings of Mr. Carey. During the three years in 
which he has held the professorship at Knox College, Dr. Jenks has been actively 
engaged in original investigation, his most notable writings being monographs of 
the •* Salt Association " of Michigan, and the •* Whisky Trust.** Dr. Jenks has won 
a very high reputation as a teacher, as well as an investigator. He is much in 
demand as a lecturer on economic subjects. A recent address given in Aurora, 
111., on *' What the Public Schools may do to Make Good Citizens,*' has attracted 
much favorable notice. Dr. Jenks is thirty-three years of age, and is married. — 
Indiofta Student. 

All true friends of Knox learned of the resignation of Professor Jenks with great 
regret The time he has been with us he has endeared himself to every student 
Fair and broad indeed in class-room and without, with great sjrmpathy for college 
boys and college life, he was one of the most popular members of the faculty. His 
reasons for leaving here are the offer of a better position where he is going, with 
plenty of time to devote himself to political economics, which is his specialty. The 
great labor incident to a professor of rhetoric and English composition leaves little 
time for study. Every student joins in wishing Professor Jenks success in his new 
field.— ri/ Knox C§llege Vacationist, 


'79. Leroy Ilalsey is with Ginn & Co. at their Chicago, IlL, branch. 

'81. George N. Carman,^ late principal of a Brookl3m, N. Y., public school, has 
been appointed Superintendent of Schools at St. Paul, Biinn., at a salary of $5,000 
per year. 

*82. Professor Jacob E. Reighard has recently been promoted to assistant profes- 
sor of 2^Iogy at the University of Michigan. 

'83. Charles W. Belser, who has been in Germany for two years, will teach Sans- 
krit and Oriental languages at the University of Michigan next year. 

'84. Albert C. Stanard graduated cum laude from the Harvard Medical School 
this year. 

'85 . Alexander F. Lange, who has taught Elnglish and Anglo-5)axon at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan the past year, has been transferred to the German department. 

'85. George C. Schemm, M.D.', is practicing his profession at Saginaw, Mich. 

'86. Nathan D. Corbin will study at the University of Michigan next year for a 
Master^s degree. 

'86. Fred. C. Hicks, who has spent the past year at the University of Michigan, 
has received a fellowship in Political Economy at Cornell. 

'89. Charles A. Green and Philip R. Whitman will have charge of a silver mine 
at Sonora, Mexico, during the coming year. 

'89. Richard Khuen, Jr., has secured a fine position as civil engineer with the 
Merchants' Bridge Construction Company, St. Louis, Mo. 

'89. Frederick H. Loveridge will spend a year in travel and electrical study in 

'89. Clyde V. Nafe and Will H. Sherzer will be in college at work for Masters' 
degrees, the former in Philosophy, the latter in Geology. 

'89. Ernest B. Perry has accepted a position with the Bay City, Mich., 
Industrial Works. 


'84. Charles L. Rhodes is connected with the Associated Press, Chicago, III. 

'85. George F. Reynolds is on a mercantile trip to South Africa. He is hand- 
ling mining machinery. 

'85. Leonard L. Skelton, M.D., is an interne in Mercy Hospital, Chicago, III. 

'87. Harvey A. Harding has assumed a position in one of the departments in 
Washington, D. C. 

'87. Frank G. Middlekauff holds a responsible and lucrative position with 
William Deering & Co., Chicago, 111. 

'88. The Rev. Columbus Bradford is pastor of an M. E. Church in West St. 
Louis, Mo. 

'88. Charles E. Linebarger has sailed for Europe. He will study chemistry at 
Berlin next winter. 


'82. Frank Gaylord Cook has removed his law offices to No. 4 Pemberton 
Square, Boston, Mass. 

'86. Arthur K. Day and Nehemiah S. Kcnison were among this year's gradu- 
ates of the Harvard Medical School. 


W. Albert A. Gkason was graduated from the Law School at commence- 

'86. Joseph N. Palmer was graduated this year from the Law School, and will 
spend next year abroad. His degree was LL,B, cum laude et A.M. 

^87. John H. Gray, having been awarded a Fellowship, leaves his instructor, 
ship in political economy to go abroad. 

'87. Arthur H. Osgood received the degree of Dentarix Medicinae Doctore at 
the recent Harvard Commencement 


'86. Wflliam E. Bainbridge has just graduated with '89 from the College of Law. 
He will remain next year as assistant librarian of the Wisconsin State Law library. 

'87. Claude V. Seeber has returned from California and expects to go into busi- 
ness at Waterloo, Wis. 

'87. William W. Strickland has been teaching at Superior, Wis. He will probably 
remain next year. 

'87. Ambrose P. Winston has been teaching the past year at Pueblo, Col. 

'88. Fredolin Beglinger has just finished his Jtmior year at the College of Law. 
He will return in the fiill. 

'88. Edward Kremen is studying chemistry at Bonn, Germany. He will remain 
another year. 

'89. Theodore A. Boemer expects to teach. 

*89. William E. Plummer will engage in the practice of law in Pepin County, 
Wis., of which he was elected District Attorney. 

'89. Horace J. Smith expects to study in the East daring the coming year, pro- 
bably at New York. 

^89. Frederick H. Whitton will return to the University as Fellow in Philosophy. 


'87. William Gasten, of Brooklyn, N. Y., was married to Miss Maude Frances 
Hill on Tuesday. July lith, at Pine Hill, N. Y. 


'88. Clarence A. Crooks and Frank W. Durkee received the degree of M. A. at 

'89. William B. Eddy will engage in business in Troy, N. Y. 

'89. Clarence F. French will practice law. 

'89. John S. Lamson will engage in the profession of civil engineering in 
Boston, Mass. 

'89. One of the most pleasant things connected with the recent commencement 
was the marriage of Mr. Herbert O. Maxham, of the graduating class, to Miss f^ 
Florence E. Faulkner, at the residence of the bride*s mother, in West Summerville, ^ 
at half-past ten o'clock, Friday morning. Immediately after the ceremony the ^ 
couple started for Vermont on their wedding tour, where they will spend the honey- 
moon at the home of the groom's parents. May they enjoy many happy returns of 
the day X-^Tuf toman.