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AxuMNi OF Delta U.. Charles S. Eytingb, Columbia^ *87, 67, 131, 225, 303 

A Drop of Dew E. E. Atkinson, Brown^ '79, 92 

A 4TH OF July Celebration at Wellington, O., 

J. D. CORWIN, AdelbfTt,' 88, 262 

A Song (To a Queen) Joseph N. Goldbacher, Manhattan, '74, 60 

A Toast Harry T. Beatty, Lafayette, '67, 112 

Chapter Directory if 86, 161, 239 

Chapter News... Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84, 46, 119, 206, 266 
Class Ode George G. Saxe, Jr., Columbia, ^87, 244 

Convention Announcement 258 



The Delta Upsilon Movebient 160 

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Delta U. News Items... F. M. Crossett, New York, '84, 42, 114, 108, 261 
De Pauw University John F. Meredith, De Pauw, '87, 161 

The Initiation Exercises 168 

Editorial 40, iq(5, 259 

For Weal or Woe George G. Saxe, Jr., Columbia, '87, 216 

Fraternity Directory 2, 86, 162, 240 

Greek Letter Fraternities in Columbia. .H. W. Brush, Columbia, '89, 241 

Greek Letter Gossip Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84, 63 

Inactive Chapters 81 

In Memoriam Albert W. Ferris, M. D., New York, '78, 61, 129, 218 

In the Moonlight Hiram H. Bice, Hamilton, ^89, 223 

Letters from Chapters: 

Williams, Union, Hamilton, Amherst, Cornell, Wisconsin.... 22 
Hamilton, Rochester, Middlbbury, Brown, Madison, Cornell, 
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Ode to an AuTOO&Apk ^XtLBUlirt^I :GOrge G. Saxe, Jr., Columbia, '87, 39 
Poem (52D CoNVENTibN)".**.nwJ.*«»*.I*#:. Starr J. Murphy, Amherst, *8i, 19 

Reminiscences of College Days S. M. Ingalls, Union, '46, 170 

Reviews i6a 

Statistical Table for the Year 1886-87, Frederick M. Crossett, New 

York,^^ 265 

Statistics of Rutgers Fraternities T. W. Challen, Rutgers, '87, 264 

Symmetry in Literature Austen K. de Blois, Brown, '87, 174 

The Bachelor*s Lament Edward H. Brush, Columbia, '87, 195 

The Fifty-second Convention. .Frederick M. Crossett, New York, ^84, 34 

The Lake George Camp Robert S. Bickford, Harvard, '85, 94 

The Mt. Hermon Meeting Ellis J. Thomas, IVilliams, ^&, 261 

The Nation's Need of Men A. Wayland Bourn, Madison, '76, i 

The Queen of Justice DeWitt S. Hooker, Syracuse, '87, 176 

To LiSETTE George G. Saxe, Jr., Columbia, '87, 98 

To THE Pemigewassbt S. M. Brickner, Rochester, '88, 153 

Tufts College. Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tufts,^^, 87 

The Delta Upsilon Movement 8^ 

The Initution Ceremonies 91 










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

The Lllld Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Rntgers 
Chapter, at New Brunswick, N. J., October, 1887. 

The officers are : 
Honorary President - Judge Stephen J. Field, fVilHsmi, '37. 
ActiVE President - Seaman Miller, Esq., Rut£ers, '79. 

First Vice-President - Caleb B. Frye, Colby, '80. 
Second Vice-President • Edward M. Bassbtt, Amherst^ '84. 
Third Vice-President - Sherman G. Pitt, ^v/^«r/, '88.' 
Secretary .... Oscar M. Vookhees, Rutgert, '88. 
Treasurer . . - John W. Van Doorn, Adilbirt, '89. 

Orator .... William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgirs, '69. 

Alternate - - - Professor J. Frank Genung, Unicn, '70. 

Poet - - . - Homer Greene, Union, '76. 

Historian - - - Henry A. Peck, Syracua, '85. 

Chaplain .... John P. Searle, RutgirM, ,75. 

THE executive COUNCIL B^SSfc 

Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84 1887. 

Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81 - - 1888. 

Charles E. Hughes, Brown, '81 1889. 

Danford N. B. Sturgis, Columbia, '89 1887. 

5>rr^/tfry— Frederick M. Crossett, 83 Cedar Street, New York City. 

the alumni information bureau. 

.Sr^//ary— Robert James Eidlitz, 123 East 72d Street, New York City. 

THE quinquennial CATALOGUE. 

William Sheafe Chase, Brown, '81, Editor-in-Chief, 
Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, $3*50 ; morocco, $6. 5a 
Orders should be sent to Edward M. Bassett, 96 Macon St., Brooklyn, N,Y. 


Now ready for delivery. Price, in cloth, $1.50. 

Orders should be sent to John C. Carman, Trevor Hall, Rochester, N. Y. 


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, alamni and undergraduates. 

The price of subscription is one dollar per volume. 

Back numbers. — Volumes II.. III. and IV. may be had ; price, $1.00 each. 

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All communications should be addressed to the 








THE NEW York] 



Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, New York, '84. Ij.itouLv-Chibf. 
Starr JocELYN Murphy, Amherst, '81, 

ROBER';' James Eidutz, Cornell, '85. 

Henry Wells Brush, Columbia, 'S9. 

Vol. V. 

OCTOBER, 1886. 




Mr. President, Brothers of Delta Upsilon, Ladies and 
Gentlemen : 

If there be anything calculated to give an earnest and serious 
tone to a man's life, it is the constant recognition and contemplat4on 
of the fact that he is in the latter part of the nineteentli century an 
American citizen. 

This nation is yet youthful, having the natural characteristics of 
youth — elasticity, hopefulness and thoughtlessness. True, there have 
been during the last twenty-five years a few events tending to curb 
jubilant exhilaration and set men thinking ; but youthful character- 
istics are still predominant. 

This nation is like a great robust boy, reveling in physical 
strength, believing that something will turn up at the right time and 


everything turn out in the right way, having no deep conception of 
life's responsibilities, and no definite, masterful plan for life's action. 
We have succeeded thus far because a kind Providence has kept us 
from reaping the natural consequences of our blunders. It is time 
that this juvenility was eliminated and our most serious attention given 
to the solution of all-important and perplexing problems. Those 
problems are here. They thrust themselves forward with ominous 
interrogation, and in the light of their intense meaning this nation 
might say to her sons as did the dying monarch to the son about to 
take his place as ruler of that most glorious empire : " Be strong 
and show thyself a man.'' 

I need not apologize for speaking to you of "the nation's need o 

Your minds will at once sweep over our short history and recall 
names resplendent, names of men who came at the right time and 
found and fitted the right place ; men who have been the keystone in 
the arch of political liberty. You will say : ** Men have been, men 
will be. Why concern ourselves ? Why not leave the issue to the 
law of adjustment ?" 

We wil} agree concerning our past. There were, in the begin- 
ning, men who were perfectly adjusted to circumstances, and, largely 
so, because they made the circumstances. They moulded the 
national policy and by their sturdy blows hardened the national fibre 
They conquered because they planned the battle. Later in our 
history, when we settled by sanguinary conflict some phases of 
national policy, we still found men, but a diminished number. We 
have seen, as we believe, the fate of the nation suspended by the 
thread of a single life. And, as our population increases and our 
dangers thicken, the number of men grows proportionately less. We 
have pointed with pride and gratitude to what is an alarming feature 
of our growth. In the first revolution there was a harmonious pro- 
portion between numbers and morals. In the threatened, impending 
revolution there will be a disproportion most direful. We have 
increased geographically — we have decreased ethically. Population 
has come with a progression geometrical — character has come with a 
progression arithmetical. We have lengthened the span of the bridge 
while we have at the same time weakened the material, and the perti- 

THE nation's need OF MEN^ 

nent question is whether the fabric of national life, as at present 
constituted, will be long able to bear its own weight. 

The American Republic, notwithstanding its wonderful and bril- 
liant history, is yet an experiment. 

That I may not be thought pessimistic, allow me to call your 
attention to three elements in our social organism which give special 
cause for anxiety. 

First, the element socialistic. 

The development of the race has been marked by the growth of 
individualism. Under barbaric and despotic conditions the individual 
has been repressed. As the light has come in, there has come also 
the recognition of the royalty of every man and the fact that the 
individual does not exist for the sake of government, but the govern- 
ment for the sake of the individual. And this individualistic idea 
has made history. Once it was embodied in the constitution of the 
Greek republic. Trampled by the haughty minions of aristocracy, 
repressed, despised, it was heard in Europe during the thousand years 
of darkness, urging its right to kingly acceptance and divine suprem- 
. acy. Magna Charta was its name, telling to haughty rulers that the 
day star of a new civilization had arisen, and that the royalty of 
earth rested not in a divine right of succession, but was centred in 
every human heart ; and when God*s plans were ripe, beyond the 
billows it was heard uppn Plymouth rock only to be carried upon 
every storm, to be whispered by every breeze, and to stand, at the 
end of a century, the saving principle in our life. This foundation 
stone of American liberty constitutes the truth in socialism. It is 
the false in socialism that makes our danger. 

What is the situation ? 

Looking to Europe, we see the toiling masses held in the iron 
clutch of a conservatism whose grip is tightened by military despot- 
ism. A great cry comes up before Heaven and comes with ever 
increasing volume: "How long, oh Lord — how long?" Is it a 
wonder that the whipped cur turns on his master ? Is it a wonder 
that men are seeking anarchy, hoping that in the general confusion 
they may shake off their thraldom ? Is it a wonder that when a man 
sees that the balance of power is a greater consideration than hearts 
and hopes and homes, he should turn his eyes to this broad land, the 
land of liberty? No, it is not a wonder! He escapes. He comes. 


With all his hopes and fears and ambitions and fallacies and ignor- 
ance, he comes. He finds the gates flung open. He hears the shout 
of welcome. He breathes a freer air. He is told that he can say 
what he pleases, and mistakes his liberty and seems to think he can 
do what he pleases. Soon he has kneeling on either side the repre- 
sentatives of party, who hold to him the ballot. He becomes sud- 
denly and mightily exalted and independent. He feels his power* 
He begins to exercise it. Through ignorance of our national genius 
and policy he is not able to build, and so he begins to destroy. 

He is the ancient Taurus in the house-furnishing store; and when 
he has begun his bellowing, we have said: " If you do not like our 
way of doing things, go back. America is for Americans." But he 
is not going back. He is here, and here to stay. " Young man,'^ 
said that wise and departed philosopher, Josh Billings, " never take a 
bull by the horns, but take him by the tail; then you can let go when 
you please." We have to-day this socialistic bull by the horns, and 
the question is not so much what we are going to do with him, as 
what he is going to do with us. 

And why should we be surprised ? Are we, as a people, free from 
the law of cause and effect ? I beg you to remember that we have 
encouraged an indiscriminate immigration. We have thought that 
what came to the surface of European society and floated to our 
shores must be cream, forgetting that scum also comes upon the sur- 
face, and that there is danger of securing more scum than cream 
The cream has largely gone westward, pre-empting the land and the 
power of landed possession, while the scum has settled in our great 
cities, the very arteries of our life, through which it is sending its 
poisonous influence to the nation's heart. It is from the scum o 
European civilization that we have our anarchists. 

We have been unwise in the gift of the ballot. Your bright boy 
of sixteen, bom and reared in our own land, may not vote, because^ 
forsooth, he is yet imperfectly developed. The bright, cultivated 
American woman may not vote, because, forsooth, she is not a man; 
but the thick-headed foreigner, who is unable to get his tongue 
abound a simple English word, is hailed by party leaders as a political 
godsend, and allowed to lay his clumsy hand upon the delicate mech- 
anism of American society. There is, not far from here, an institu- 
tion for the insane, but it is not managed by the inmates; and no man 


who has made of this land an asylum should have a voice in its gov- 
ernment until he is Americanized as well as naturalized. 

Party necessity has filled the land with evils which will hardly be 
eradicated. It is party necessity that has protected the red-handed 
communist^ as insultingly he has flaunted the red flag in the face of 
our free institutions. It is party necessity that has discriminated 
against Chinese immigration and left a foul, dark blot on our fair 
name, 'the Chinaman has been sacrificed for the hoodlum vote of 
the Pacific Coast, and at the command of a howling mob of blather- 
skites of foreign birth and proclivities. It is party necessity that has 
pandered to nationality, keeping among us people of foreign tenden- 
cies, who cannot be assimilated because they refuse to be digested, 
and whose only purpose is to impose upon a free nation those cus-. 
toms and principles which are incompatible with freedom anywhere. 

Let us not be deceived. As with a man, so with a nation: what- 
soever we sow, that shalt we also reap. 

But this is only one side of the socialistic question. The cry of 
the socialist is not one of nothingness. It will be well for society to 
give him a hearing, if for no higher purpose than to meet the danger 
which threatens us. 

He comes with his grievances. He has framed a terrible indict- 
ment against modern society. That indictment has many counts. 
Many of them are false, some of them are true. He points to the 
inequalities of society, but does not clearly distinguish between the 
inequalities that spring from the nature of things and those which 
come from outrage upon the nature of things. He points to the lux- 
uries of the rich and the squalor of the poor. He calls attention to 
the despotism of monopoly. He says that the employee of to-day is 
counted as so much machinery — the man who stands upon the floor 
measured in the same scale as the wheel revolving upon the ceiling. 
He spreads before you the corruptions of municipal government 
which have laden the social air with their vile odors until the *• whole 
head is sick and the heart faint." He finds a lack of justice, and 
claims that the bandage on the eyes of the goddess is raised in favor 
of the rich. He professes to believe that there is in the higher classes 
a conspiracy against the lower. He asks you to tell him why times 
are hard while money is plenty, and why the rich monopolist should 
gamble with the poor man's bread. He seems to be discouraged — 


nay, maddened. He does not ask you what you are going to do, but 
tells in unmistakable tones what he is going to do. He is not exactly 
clear as to how he will do it, but he will at least experiment. If he 
blunders, he will do no more than others are doing, and thinks things 
cannot be much worse than they are. 

Now, my friends, the socialistic cry is not all fanaticism, and it is 
not all fallacy. It comes, not simply from a few hot-headed foreign- 
ers, but from the ranks of American workingmen. The word social- 
ism has come to have a very elastic meaning. With some it means 
the paternal care of the State; with others, it means a revolution that 
shall sweep out of existence the corruption, the oppression, the shams 
of society. Let us take it as we will, but let us not be deceived. A 
great wail is sounding in our ears, and that wail is fast deepening into 
a roar. When the drop falls at Chicago, there may be an end to 
bomb-throwing; but there yet remains the dynamite of a popular 
vote, equally dangerous, because so sure. 

This question will not away. It must be met. Society must be 
regenerated or it will be annihilated. 

The second danger to which I would direct your attention is the 
danger demonistic. 

If socialism could eliminate the sensual in society, it would hardly 
find place for its demands. If the socialist who writes on his banner, 
" My wife and children are starving," would adjourn to the bake-shop 
and spend for bread the money which he will undoubtedly spend for 
liquor, he might take in his banner with honor to himself and with 
profit to society. If the billion of dollars worse than thrown away 
annually in this nation for liquor could be stored against the time of 
need, there would be a philosophic endurance of hard times and an 
equanimity in time of a strike not now possible. 

This demon is all that the most ardent socialist could desire. It 
knows no inequalities, no distinctions. It strikes at capital, it strikes 
. at labor. It is a mighty leveler. It. levels the rich to the condition 
of the poor, the wise to the condition of the unwise, the healthful to 
the condition of the diseased, the honorable to the condition pf the 
dishonorable, the living to the condition of the dead. It sweeps like 
the fierce prairie fire, consuming all it touches. I need not step to 
draw in words a picture which your imagination will immediately 


oatstrip. Let me emphasize the special power of the alcoholic demon 
as it is manifested by the saloon. 

Here is a danger that must give us pause. The saloon has its 
clutch on the very heart-strings of the nation. Politics is the science 
of government, but with the liquor-maker and liquor-seller it is the 
science of getting and keeping in power men and parties who will 
protect the interests of rum. The nominations are all too often dic- 
tated by the saloon, the caucus is held in the saloon, the voters are 
bought in the saloon, and in the saloon is celebrated the victory. We 
hear much about the third party. The term is a misnomer. If it is 
anything it is the fourth party, and may be the fifth. The third party 
is the liquor party, working in both the old parties for its own nefari- 
ous ends. True, we have often for leading positions men who are 
good^ but there is grave doubt whether any man is able to withstand 
the pressure of the creatures whose vote elected him. 

Do I magnify the dangers of the liquor power ? I have but to 
point you to the disgraceful municipal condition of the city of New 
York to sustain myself. I stand here to-night, not as a clergyman or 
even as a Christian, but as a cold-blooded political economist, and I 
do dare say that if this nation, with its unspeakable interests, is to 
endure, there must come a day when politics will be taken from impi- 
ous hands and put into hands that are pure. That day will come, 
and only come, when upon the whirlwind of public indignation the 
saloon shall pass away^ That day is coming, or there is no God ! It 
will be done by Him through men. Already there appear the fingers 
of a man's hand writing the fateful words of its disaster. Those fin- 
gers shall become a hand, the hand an arm, the arm a body, and 
then, in the Titanic grasp of outraged humanity, the saloon shall be 
crushed to powder ! 

The third danger is the danger materialistic. 

The strength and perpetuity of a nation depend upon the number 
of elements that enter into the composition of its life. The larger 
the number, the stronger the nation. This is the philosophy of his- 
tory and is a rule with no exceptions, 

China has for ages subordinated everything to precedent, and 
China is essentially what she has ever been. Whatever of awakening 
there may be results from her forced contact with western ideas. 


India has been dominated by the religion of caste and all her 
advance has been forced upon her at the point of the bayonet 
Russia, mighty in extension, is yet nearly barbaric from the fact that 
the ruling and almost exclusive principle in her life is that of monarch- 
ical despotism. Spain is slowly dying from the pressure of authority^ 
both kingly and priestly. Italy, once ready to be buried, has sprung 
into new life and is laying the foundation of a brilliant future by the 
development of new and complex elements. 

In England we have a galaxy of splendid names representing the 
strong and various phases of her life, and I am sure you will agree 
with me that there is no name representing any one element which 
standing alone, could have made England as proportioned and beau- 
tiful as she is to-day. So long as any nation has her poets, her 
artists, her scientists, her civil, educational and religious institutions, 
elements mutually restraining and modifying, so long will she have life, 
and that life will be abounding. 

Now, in the light of this inexorable rule of development, we may 
well ask, " How is it with the American republic ?" 

Looking upon the surface, we should say that we have had a 
brilliant history, and that this history is prophetic of a brilliant future. 
We have an honorable standing among the nations. The eyes of 
millions are turned hither, as the place where is to be solved the prob- 
lem of the highest civilization. Will their expectations be realized ? 

We must remember that history is not always prophecy. We must 
not forget the statement of Guizot, that the predominance of a single 
element in a nation's civilization may produce a quick iand brilliant 
development, but that it will also produce a rapid decline. Our nation 
is in danger to-day, not because she has not many and complex ele- 
ments, but because she does not have them in equal proportion. 
There is one all-conquering element which is fast stifling the others. 
This element we may call the spirit of trade, and in its operation we 
find a fine proof of the Scripture statement that " the love of money 
is the root of all evil." 

It is not surprising that this danger should come. Such material 
resources, such possibilities of acquisitition for even the common man, 
have never been offered by any other land. The tempter has been 
all-powerful. The ordinary standards have been thrown aside and 
both political and social power and position are determined largely 

THE nation's need OF MEN, 9 

by wealth. Before the American Dives society bows with loyal admi- 
ration. The whole nation has entered the mad race for material pos- 
session, and in the wild and selfish struggle there is the prophecy of 
coming disaster. 

There is a lowering of the moral tone in public and private life. 

Need I argue this point with an intelligent audience ? Our ethical 
condition is such as to bring the blush of shame and the feeling of 
apprehension to every lover of his country. Defalcation succeeds 
defalcation with a frequency almost monotonous. We talk of annex- 
ing Canada — she is fast annexing us. A spirit of gambling is rife. 
Nothing — whether it be honor, religion or family — is too sacred to 
be sacrificed in the worship of the modern Moloch. There is a moral 
listlessness and apathy that is appalling. Men who have in high places 
been participants in crime are too often defended by those whose 
positions would indicate them as the conservators of public hotiesty 
and integrity. The fall of the highest is hardly a nine days' wonder, 
and it is to be feared that there is too often a lurking admiration of 
the men who have betrayed their trusts. The tide of iniquity comes 
higher and higher, and where it shall be stayed no man may know. 

There is a decline in patriotic feeling. Why is it that politics are 
looked at askance ? Why do men deprecate being called politicians ? 
Politics, truly defined, constitute one of the noblest vocations in which 
a man can be engaged; "why the peculiar odium ? 

Because there has been a neglecting of political duty by honora- 
ble men. Because men who should have been at the front have been 
possessed by this mercantile spirit. Their effort for wealth has well- 
nigh exhausted them. They have had but little time for home, still 
less for religion and none for politics; and so have left the manage- 
ment of affairs to the other class, whose idea of politics is expressed 
by the motto, " To the victor belong the spoils," and whose reward 
for political service is the " boodle" that can be filched from a busy 
and careless people. 

And what has been the plea for this neglect? Pressure of 
business ! 

The situation was well expressed by that business man in New 
York who excused himself for his lack of political interest by saying 
that, by strict attention to business, he could make more extra money 
in a year than the office-holders would probably steal from him in the 


same time, and thus the balance of profit would be in his favor. So 
long as this was true, it mattered very little to him that he was help- 
ing to honeycomb his city with dishonesty, and thus undermining the 
very foundations of popular government. 

Another plea has been that of insufficient remuneration for ser* 
vice rendered the State. It is said that men cannot be expected to 
leave lucrative positions and professions for the mere honor of repre- 
senting in public life the interests of society. It is no doubt true 
that devotion to society will not bring a man large financial remuner- 
ation; but, in the name of patriotism and of manhood, is the supreme 
, end of existence to make money? Is it to-day true that a man's life 
consisteth in the abundance of the things which he possesseth ? Are 
there no men who are willing to be poor, if need be, for their coun- 
try ? Is the American republic nothing but a huge banking institu- 
tion? Is nothing to-day honorable or elevated except it have its 
equivalent in dollars and cents ? This seems to be the ethical 
standard toward which the country is hastening. 

Take a look at our Congress. Where are the great names, the 
great men, the great measures ? How compares it with the Congress 
of a quarter of a century ago ? This is a day of small things, 
because it is a day of small men. It is a day for men 
whose eligibility to office is determined not so much by fitness 
as by the amount of money which they possess. Cash versus 
brains — decision in favor of cash. Our Senate has not been 
inaptly styled the American House of Lords. The nation has 
bowed to the successful business man, forgetting that qualities which 
give a man success in his own limited undertakings, do not of neces- 
sity fit him to fill the place of lawgiver to a free and enlightened 

But worse than this — eligibility is too often determined not 
simply by the money a man has, but by the money he is willing to 
spend in securing his election. It is notorious that men can and 
do buy to-day that which was meant to be the sacred gift of the 
people. That a man should unblushingly maintain a seat which he 
holds by reason of bribery is a thing that our forefathers would not 
have contemplated with complacency. 

Consider the ways and spirit and ideals of party. Politics seems 
to-day to be the science or art of getting and keeping in power. One 


party is determined to stay in, the other party is determined to get in. 
Elections are conducted, legislative measures are advanced, with this 
end in view. Not a bill is presented, but it is scanned, with reference 
to its ultimate influence on party prospects. The Hon. Abram S. 
Hewitt takes up his wail over the degeneracy in Congressional life 
manifested by the effort of each party to prevent the other securing 
any credit for any beneficent public measure. 

While these low-minded but rich representatives of the people are 
wrangling as to who shall have the honor of setting the political trap, 
the mouse runs away with the political cheese. 

Evdry four years we are called to undergo the terrific strain of a 
Presidential election, made alarming by the fact that behind each 
candidate is a horde of hungry ofiice-seekers, greedy for spoils from 
the public crib. And when these hungry mouths are filled — what 
then ? Will these politicians take into consideration measures befi- 
ting our most serious needs as a nation? Not they. They will 
begin to lay the wires for the next Presidential election. The elec- 
tions soon to occur are of more general than local importance, as in- 
dicating the possible outcome of the struggle in 1888. It is a fitting 
commentary upon our materialistic drift, that the most prominent 
question now advanced by party leaders is that of a protective tariff. 
Low ideals, low life. 

But one of the greatest of the evils arising from this spirit of mer- 
cantilism is the appearance of the line of demarcation between 
classes. This desire for wealth has forced an unhealthy and 
abnormal growth, and this has produced an unhealthy competition. 
In the mad struggle for survival capital has combined its forces and 
labor has met the issue. We have boasted of American brother- 
hood, and the equality that springs from it ; but brotherhoqd 
and equality are to-day imperiled. We may shut our eyes and 
dream as we will, but there is a struggle. The armies are strong. 
The one is as brave and determined as the other. Well will it be if 
these questions can be settled on the ground of justice, for tyranny is 
not an impartial arbiter. 

We boast of freedom to every man, but true freedom is not free- 
dom to die, but to live. When the wealthy individual or corporation 
swells the dividend by grinding the faces of the poor there ][is 
tyranny ; and when Henry George boasts of the vote he expects to 


receive because of the suggested coercive power of labor unions, he 
proclaims the existence of the most tyrannical monopoly that has 
ever cursed the nation. Labor has need to fear its own measures 
and its own blatant demagogues. When from fear of either capital 
or labor, the independent laboring man cannot dispose of his time 
and skill, it will be time fof the gentleman from New Zealand to 
take his stand on the Brooklyn bridge and write the national epitaph. 
Absolutism in either individual or organization is incompatible with 
freedom. It must be crushed by the united power of the American 
people, or our future progress will be like that of a bursted 
balloon — rapid but downward. 

Thus do we see the necessity for the better development of other 
and counteracting elements in our life. If this nation is to endure, 
if it is to be made proportioned and strong and grand, it must not 
much longer be dominated by the spirit of trade. 

If now you are ready to agree with me as to the nation's need of 
men, and are also ready to agree that in view of the present order of 
things that need is imperious, we may turn for a time to the con- 
sideration of the kind of men we need, and the method by which 
they can be secured. 

Allow me to discuss the influence of education in the production 
of men. 

And first of all the education .of the home. When amid the 
thunderings of Sinai the Almighty in the words, " I will visit the ini- 
quities of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth 
generations," announced the law of heredity ; and when, in the stem 
command, " Thou shalt honor thy father and thy mother," He pro- 
claimed the equality of woman with man. He gave emphasis to the 
authority and responsibilities of motherhood. 

There stands in after years upon a mount a man. One hundred 
and twenty years have met and passed him by, but he stands with 
eye undimmed and strength unabated. He is as grand in soul as 
body. He is to end a life full orbed. It ends in glory because it 
began in the glory of a true woman*s life. That mother knew her 
mission, and when her boy went forth to meet the sensuality and 
luxury and enervating influences of an Egyptian court, he went 
forth panoplied. He never failed. He was true to his mother, his 
people and his God. 'He left his mark upon the ages. 


The office of motherhood is supreme, the bulwark of all true 
national greatness. Let socialism do its worst. Let all things be 
leveled. It would not be level long. Communism would reach a 
certain point and there would stop, for no social force can eradicate 
the right of a mother to her own. On the basis of the individual- 
ism of motherhood, the structure would again rise. Against the 
rock of motherhood the socialistic wave would be dashed into foam. 

What this nation needs is more American mothers ; more men 
naturalized at birth, and trained by women who have themselves 
trained for the solemn responsibilities of their position. 

I plead for the higher education of women ; for that opportunity 
that shall give them a man's outlook and enable them to sympathize 
with all manly progress. No mother ought to be behind her child. 
She may not have had his peculiar discipline, but she ought to possess 
all the facts that he possesses. She, of all others, is the being whom he 
ought never to despise. She ought to be able to give points to John 
when he comes home from college with his solution of the triangle, 
and to Jane when she comes from the seminary with her abounding 
knowledge of French. The education which she imparts ought to be 
in harmony with the training which is to follow ; then would there be 
harmonious development and rapid progress. As it is, the blessing of 
a college training is often insufficient to balance the curse of the 
earlier influences of home. With the right earlier and later training 
there would come into the world of thought and action the men we 

We need interpreters. There ought to be in the political field 
men able to translate the language of events. What the physician is 
to the body physical, the political leader ought to be to the body 
politic. The nation is to-day suffering from half-trained quacks, 
each coming with his nostrum for all possible political ills. Said a 
mother — "I never am kept awake by my children ; I always give 
them a good dose of paregoric, and they drop right off to sleep." 
Poor woman ! She thought she struck the pain, when she only 
struck the brain, and put upon the faces of her children an expression 
far moxt faregorical than categorical. We want for our diseases not 
narcotics, but remedies ; not impostors, but physicians. We want 
men who can tell the tired, wailing masses the nature of their trouble 
and lead them to the vantage ground of health. The fallacies of 


socialism are so evident and monstrous as to make it astounding that 
they should deceive even the common man ; but the common man is 
looking for results and easily deceived. He is unable to trace the 
socialistic stream back to the poisonous fountain of a false philos- 
ophy, and through his ignorance, becomes the prey of desijg^ning and 
vicious demagogues. Here is a danger that must be met by men of 
brain. Socialism carried to its logical conclusion is anarchy. Until 
you have equalized brain and heart and morals you cannot equalize 
conditions. Your ordinary politician is not able to cope with 
socialism. The crisis calls for men of trained and skilful powers. 

The scholar is an interpreter. He stands on the vantage ground 
of generous learning. His clear eye sweeps the whole field of con- 
flict. The past and present speaks to him a various language of 
which he alone is the interpreter. He is embodied history, embodied 
prophecy. He holds the keys of national life. 

We need men who are aggressive and independent. 

This is no time for cowards. Said the old chief to the warrior 
about to follow him to battle — *' Let him who has the heart of a 
woman return to the lodge." There is needed for the present con- 
flict the men of moral brawn, men who shall dare to say the right 
word and to strike swift, telling blows for righteousness. There are 
evils in society. They cannot be smiled or sneered out of existence. 
They must be crushed ! There are wild beasts caring only for their 
own rapacious appetites ; they must be put to death. Socialism 
must go ! The saloon must go ! Mormonism must go ! Corruption 
must go ! Unholy monopoly must go ! The land must be purified. 
The decayed parts of our organism must be cut out. With us, it is a 
cleansing or death. 

To be thoroughly aggressive, a man needs to be also thoroughly 

We want men who dare to stand alone ; who will not apologize or 
hedge or truckle ; men who are able to defy the despotism of pre- 
cedent, the despotism of party, the despotism of friendship. We 
want men who dare to be Daniels, and who dare to be Mugwumps. 
We want men who dare to vote the Prohibition ticket, unterrified by 
the cracking of the lash of party leaders, and we want men who dare 
not to vote the Prohibition ticket, notwithstanding the Pharisaical 

THE nation's NISD OF MSN. 1 5 

howl of those who question the sincerity of every man who is not 
ready to stand with a third party organization. 

The legitimate influence of thorough education is to make such 
men. Never satisfied with the present, the scholar pushes on in the 
great realm of knowledge, seeking even the infinite. Restless, 
eager, aspiring, he is disheartened by no failures, repressed by no 
conditions. He has entered the battle, he will fight till he falls. 

We need broad men. All narrowness is weakness ; all weakness 
is limitation. We need men of not only longitude, but latitude. 
We need projectile, but also restraining force. We need men with 
an outlook and also an inlook. The troubles of to-day are largely 
from the inability or unwillingness of men to look at all sides of a 
question. The demagogue is possible only because there is ignor- 
ance and prejudice. Your narrow man is an unjust man. He may 
not know that he is unjust, but his injustice is no less keen. 

The world is suflfering to-day from a want of justice. There is 
much policy, plenty of gush, but justice can be weighed inabalance 
exceedingly small. And yet it is not all dark. Looking into your 
faces, my brothers, I see the faces of men ; men whose training and 
social affiliations are teaching them to be first of all just, because 
they are first of all broadening the soul. I am proud to stand to- 
night in the presence of this distinguished audience as the repre- 
sentative of a Fraternity that has inscribed upon its foundation stone 
the imperishable words — AiKoia ^TnodTJKij — " Justice our foundation." 

It is the mission of all true education to broaden, and we cannot 
be too careful in this age of ever-increasing knowledge to provide 
against all narrowness which would arise from defects in educational 
methods. We must demand of our institutions of learning the train- 
ing of the whole man. Profound knowledge of any specialty may be 
accompanied by general narrowness and prejudice. The specialist 
should be made to know that there are other specialties as important 
as his own, and that he is not educated until he knows the place of 
his specialty in the great realm of knowledge. Broad discipline will 
give us broad men. 

We need men of heart. 

Herbert Spencer never gave utterance to a truer thought when he 
said : ** Ideas do not govern the world. The world is governed by 


feelings of which ideas are the guides." How essential then that the 
predominant feeling should be that of love. 

There was yesterday unveiled upon our soil, and in the presence 
of admiring thousands, an imposing statue. That statue is both 
commemorative and symbolic. 

. It commemorates the esteem and affection of two nations that 
have been mutually helpful and inspiring. It symbolizes the liberty 
that springs from a peace-loving and orderly people. That symbolism 
is not in the massive form, or fair proportions, or majestic grace, but 
in the light that flames from an out-held torch. And even as that 
light is kept by the power of a hidden engine, so must the light of our 
national liberty be fed by the dynamic force of human brotherhood. 
Hand must come to hand, heart must throb with heart, soul must 
blend with soul in sympathy, or that light will flicker and die, and 
this nation with all her opportunity stand only as a darkened monu- 
ment of what might have been. 

And right here I wish to plead for the religious element in educa- 
tion. I well know that it is a time when sneers at denominational 
colleges are fashionable ; but where would higher education be to- 
day had it not been for them ? Shall we have naught but institutions 
fostered by the State ? This is socialism indeed ! Be it not forgotten 
that the State, per se^ has no soul. You know that while intellect may 
be crystallizing, the heart may be petrifying. An^institution without 
religion may develop a certain power and brilliancy, but it cannot 
develop manhood. It may turn out magnificent pieces of mental 
architecture, but will not turn out men^ for man was created in the 
image of God, and God is not only intellect, but love. 

Higher education depends as much on the^men who teach as on 
the subject taught The unfolding mind and heart will be swayed, 
not so much by the religious character of instruction, as by the 
unconscious influences flowing from the character and attitude of 
the instructor. If any of you are unfortunate enough to sit at the 
feet of one who sneers at religion, remember you are learning from 
a man who is undertaking to teach you to solve the problem of life 
with one of the most important factors left out. As well might a 
man sneer at the mother who bore him, as to live on American soil, 
sheltered by American institutions, and sneer at religion. 

THE nation's need OP MEN. 1 7 

Let us have men of brain, but above all, let us have men of 

But I must bring this address to an end. I congratulate you, 
young men, on living in this age. I congratulate myself at the 
prospect of going with you into the twentieth century. The twenti- 
eth century ! It seems to me that, even as in his vision the old pro- 
phet saw Ethiopia stretching forth her hands unto God, I can see the 
twentieth century stretching her hands to the young men of this gen- 
eration. The thought is enough to fill the eyes with tears, the brain 
with blood, the heart with iire ! 

I would rather live to-day and bear an humble part in my coun- 
try's progress, than to have lived in Plato's time and been a Plato. 
I would rather be unknown to-day and be helpful to toiling and bur- 
dened men, than to have been any man in all the resplendent past. 

This is the grandest age, the grandest land, the grandest oppor- 
tunity. We have some cause for fear, we have great reason for 
rejoicing. Our ship has breasted many a billow, weathered many a 
gale, and still she goes plowing on. Give her men for her crew, and 
every leak shall be stopped, every mutiny shall be quelled, every out- 
ward attack be repulsed. On she shall go, through cloud and storm 
and gathering darkness of a closing day; but, please God, that day's 
sun shall never set, but though, like the Arctic sun, it swijng low to the 
horizon, resting there a moment, as if for gathering strength, it shall 
mount up again, up and up, on and on, and into its supernal light the 
old ship shall glide, a thing of irresistible power and unapproachable 

A. Wavland Bourn, 

Madison^ '76. 




Shall I adopt the measured tread of solemn, staid pentameter, 
Or reel off sleek Bacchaic feet, as blithe as a gasometer, 
Or rise to heights of lyric warmth, undreamt by the thermometer ? 
Tell me, divine Pierian Nine, the proper thing to do ! 

And, by the way, Pierian Nine, 
If you are going to be benign. 
And shed your influence divine 
Upon this metric flight of mine; 
I pray ye send a subject, too, 
A fruitful one, and one that's new 
And worthy to be brought to view 
Within the halls of DelU U. 

But Olympus is deaf to my suppliant cry. 
No muse nor goddess will deign reply. 
Unanswered and helpless, I stand alone. 
And I feel like the man at the telephone. 

(You have seen him as he stands. 

The receiver in his hands. 

While he yells through the transmitter 

With a voice that's growing bitter 

As he rings the obvious changes 

On the simple word, " Hello !") 
And the silence of this once famous Nine 

Makes me fear they have met with final rout 
From the " Mets" or " Chicagos" upon the field, 
Or that maybe the umpire has sold them out. 

POEM. 19 

1 coald sing you a song of that priceless pearl, 
My veriest, onliest, first-best girl ; 
Of the red lips' fruitage which no one knows 
Save me, and the heart that forever glows 

With the warmth that true love provokes ; 
Of the luminous light of her hazel eyes, 
Which are fairer than visions of Paradise, 
And the sweet words whispered to me alone. 
When the lights are dim, and the rest have gone ; 

But I wont — before all these folks. 

And each of you, doubtless, at one time wrote 
Better love-songs than I could, and so would vote 
That so common a theme deserved full well 
The ting- a-ling-ling of the chestnut-bell. 

I might choose as my subject a tinkling rill 
And babble and bubble and gurgle and trill ; 
I could weave you a song on the epic plan 
Of the terrible deeds of some bold, bad man. 

With gore and that sort of thing ; 
Or possibly take the didactic mood, 
And give you a dose that would do you good ; 
I might tell you the things I have seen in dreams, 
And really, if driven to dire extremes, 

There is Spring — there is always Spring. 

Like a rare, enchanting maiden. 
With delicious fragrance laden. 
And with flowers upon her bosom. 

Spring has come ; 
And the winds blow swift as Jehu, 
And the mud is fearful, ye who 
Own a pair of rubbers, use 'em ; 

Spring has come. 


and meadows loud are ringing 
le chirping and the singing 

scaled and feathered nations, 

ring has come ; 

e strains of "Johnny Morgan" 

am some worn-out hand-organ, 

iscordant variations ; 

ring has come. 

woman's art beguiling, 

nes forward, sweetly smiling, 

summer day attends her, 

ring has come ; 

e next is cold as thunder, 

isn't any wonder 

>u have the influenza ; 

rig 'as cub I 

tal's full of those mangled things 
in their verses on bygone Springs, 
:yed a theme deserves full well 
g-Iing of the chestnut-bell. 

f the vales where the violets grow, 

jroot, that treads on the heels of the snow, 

d yarn of the seamen brave, 

ures of life on the ocean wave — 

lio, my bold lad, yo ho ! 

ome lines on La Liberie, 

er just now down on New York Bay ; 

le joys of delicious June, 

n tries the earth if she be in tune," 

lilies and roses blow. 

e merry June has come, 

in hear the June-bug hum 

In the air ; 

like he "used to wuz," 

}uld recognize his " buzz" 


POEM. tf 

Now the fierce mosquito sings, 
And his penetrating stings 

Are a bore, 
While upon your ear doth fall 
The nocturnal caterwaul, 

As of yore. 

Now you get enamored, quite, 

Of some fair one, 'neath the bright 

Moonlight's beam, 
And you squander all your cash, 
Trying to supply your " mash" 

With ice cream. 

But Thompson's exhausted " The Seasons" quite, 
And cats and mosquitos and girls are trite. 
So we'll bury these themes with no other knell 
Than the ting-a- ling- ling of the chestnut-bell. 

So here's a state of things ! 
Whatsoe'er one sings. 
He will find some other poet 
Got there first ; so hang it ! blow it ! 
Here's a state of things ! 

Here's a how-d'ye-do ! 

Sad because it's true — 

Not a theme for song or sonnet 

But some other's trademark's on it ! 
Here's a how-d'ye-do ! 

Here's a pretty mess 1 
Yes, I must confess, 
Those who've come to hear a poem 
Might as well just go back home. 
Here's a pretty mess ! 

And 'tis well, for there's nothing, we all agree, 
So tiresome as underdone poetry. 

October 29, 1886. Starr J. Murpht, 

Amherst^ '81. 


Delta Upsilon House, 
Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. 
Dear Brothers : 

At the outset of a new college year we extend to all our sister 
Chapters the hand of hearty fellowship ; not merely as a formality, 
as is too apt to be the case, but as an indication of the heartfelt 
regard entertained by us for them. This means of communication 
between the different Chapters is something to be encouraged as 
affording an opportunity for knitting together all the parts of a large 
Brotherhood. The associate editors have been in the past, if criti- 
cism be allowed, too prone to perform their duties in a perfunctory 
way, in large measure forgetful that there is a large circle of readers 
who look to their contributions for information obtainable in no other 

Upon returning to our society work at the opening of the year, 
we are always reminded by a variety of circumstances of the com- 
paratively recent re-establishment of our Chapter. 

A society's past is a very important factor in the aggregate of its 
influence ; the prestige that comes from a brilliant past is of great 
moment in the minds of unsophisticated Freshmen. Nevertheless, we 
are encouraged always when the position we have taken among so 
many older societies is considered. As regards quality of men — the 
mightiest consideration with us — we by no means find compari- 
sons odious. 

But as to our prospects for the present year. In view of what 
has just been stated, there exists no difficulty in finding men ; the 
difficulty is to find the right men. Our experience confirms us in the 
belief that the very principle on which we are founded, that of non- 
secrecy, attracts men to us. These men, too, are, as would be 
expected, in that they favor this principle, men of position, character 
and- tangible personalities. Our efforts this fall have been veiy 


successful, five men having joined us : two from '89 and three from '90. 
On the occasion of the initiation a moonlight ride was enjoyed by 
the Chapter, followed by a supper in a neighboring town. In getting 
new men our aim is to be slow and sure. 

Williams is enjoying a great boom this fall, her Freshman class 
numbering 95 ; the largest in her history. It has often been asserted 
by those well posted in the affairs of the college that the Faculty 
and Trustees would be perfectly satisfied should the classes continue 
to number sixty or thereabouts. The building of our excellent gym- 
nasium, entrance to the College Base-Ball League and the gaining 
of, a good position therein, together with the championship of the 
Northern New England Foot-Ball League, have all combined to 
draw this large class to the halls of Williams. Decry it as some 
will, and with some reason, perhaps, athletics, in these days, exercise 
a most potent influence on the prospects of a college. What will be 
the action of the Trustees, should the classes continue to be large, 
remains to be seen. It is safe to say, however, that no measures will 
be taken to check the growth of the college. 

The faculty received two additons this fall, both Delta U's. 
Prof. Leverett W. Spring, '6^, comes from Kansas University to the 
chair of English Literature, and Brother Wm. W. Ranney becomes 
instructor in the "gym." The latter graduated in '85 and has been 
devoting himself to a preparation for his work here. He comes to 
his work with enthusiasm backed by muscle. 

We wish to say right here that as a Chapter we are and will always 
be happy to welcome brothers to our home. We can assure them of a 
hearty welcome and lodgings where comfort, at least, can be found. 
Situated as Williams is, on the thoroughfare between Boston and 
the West, we should see more of them. 

It is interesting to read from time to time of the literary work of 
our sister Chapters. We have here two societies, the Fhilologian and 
the Philotechnian, whose sole aim is to give practice in debate and 
composition, thus making such work impracticable for the Chapter to 
a great extent. The literary culture of our men, however, is liberally 
provided for in various ways. 

In conclusion, the writer would call attention to the inmiense 
amount of good that results from the meeting of men from the differ- 
ent Chapters. Take the Summer School at Mt Hermon as an 


example. There were eighteen Delta U*s present, and besides the 
friendships formed and the good times enjoyed together, we were, in 
all probability, most benefited by our contact with them in the plant- 
ing within us of an interest in all the Chapters ^represented, and a 
fuller apprehension of the fact that we were only a small part of an 
extended organization. Fraternally, 

Charles H. Williams. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Union University, Schenectady, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

To be the correspondent of the Quarterly when one has onljr 
pleasant news to communicate is a pleasure, and so it must have 
proved to last year's editor. Then the society was at its acme of 
success ; four Seniors, four Juniors, four Sophomores and two Fresh- 
men, in both quantity and quality, proved themselves as fine a Chapter 
as any fraternity could desire. In scholarship, we| led all other frater- 
nities, capturing three out of eight first prizes and six out of seven- 
teen total prizes. 

In athletics we were also particularly successful, being represented 
by catcher, pitcher, first base, short stop and centre fielder on the ball 
nine, and leading all other fraternities in field-day prizes. 

In college politics and enterprises we possessed men who were 
pre-eminently ahead, editor-in-chief and business editors of Con- 
cordiensis (the college publication), captain and treasurer of ball nine 
and president of athletic association. 

This year we still keep our quality, though we have lost somewhat 
in quantity. 

Our representation in the Senior class is all that could be desired, 
four men as closely knit in the bonds of Delta U. as possible. In '88, 
however, we have lost three of our members who betook themselves 
to the study of medicine, leaving us but one Junior, though here 
quality may be said to make up for quantity. 

in the lower classes we have two strong, healthy Sophomores, as 
good representatives of that august class as you could pick out, but 
We have as yet secured no Freshmen. 

*9o came in with about thirty-three men, and from this number 
there were pledged to or strongly influenced toward the various 


societies the following numbers : To A A ^, 6 ; i" T, 2 ; A ^, 3 ; 
^ A 8, 4 ; B 6 n, 5, so that when the term opened we had about 
twelve men to pick from whom there was any chance of securing. 
From these twelve we selected one man, but from some religious 
associates in another fraternity we tailed to secure him, though he 
favored us very strongly and was a long while in making his decision. 

The numerical strength of the various Fraternities at present is 
as follows : 

A A *, 12 ; 4^ T, 12 ; 2 ♦, I ; K A, 4 ; A T, 7 ; B e n, 17 ; 
^ A 6, 14 ; A <&, II. 

The numerical strength, however, in no wise represents the social 
standing of the various societies; some of those being numerically the 
strongest are in rank the lowest. 

Internally, however, our improvement is very marked. We have 
had our rooms refitted so that they now rank in appearance and 
situation as high as any in the institution. 

The ties of friendship have firmly cemented together man to man, 
all in the Chapter, each man having a brotherly affection for his 
fellow members. 

We can conscientiously congratulate ourselves on broad-minded, 
studious active men^ making a thoroughly harmonious and therefore 
happy society. 

That boyish absurdity, Theta Nu Upsilon, is entering class poli- 
tics to such a degree that the secret societies represented therein (the 
A A ^% ^ T% A $'s and B 6 II's) form a veritable ring, as greedy 
and selfish as any ring of ward politicians, and furthermore as 

In the Senior class, fifteen members of these societies distributed 
fifteen offices among themselves, although they individually had 
agreed to enter into no deals and to give us one of the offices — that 
of Grand Marshal — and had so voted in a convention appointed to 
make harmonious nominations from the societies and neutrals. But 
one society (A A *) became very greedy and wanted that office, so 
without regard to promises the whole 8 N £ Chapter combined and 
took everything. 

The neutrals wanted to bolt class expenses ; but, of course, we 
would not agree to this, though we are all thoroughly disgusted with 
the 8 N E members and adherents in the class of '87. 


On account of this same element the K A's have refused to sup- 
port the Ganut (our Junior publication). They had been promised 
editor-in-chief for three successive years, and each time had been 
beaten, notwithstanding promises, by the 6 N £ combination. 

We hope brighter reports another time, and we think we do not 
hope in vain. Fraternally yours, 

Irving Johnson. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

We take pleasure and we hope a little pride in saying to our 
sister Chapters that Delta Upsilon at Hamilton is thriving. We 
think that her condition has, for the past few years, been developing 
from good to better, and, so far as we can learn from our Alumni, 
the Chapter is in higher prosperity now than she has been before. 
And the outlook for the future is propitious. We have, to begin 
with, the prestige which our present flourishing state gives us. Then 
we have the prospect of a completed house for our home, in another 
year. The foundation is already before our eyes. And we have, to 
tC greater extent than ever before, the acquaintance and affectionate 
sympathy of our Alumni. 

The past year has been a pleasant and successful one with us. 
We have taken our share of prizes and rejoiced in our just meed of 
honor. Persistent effort, however, has been the key to whatever 
doors of success we have entered. But we do not find it necessary, 
nor do we think it best, to impose upon every waking hour the sen- 
tence of " confinement and hard labor." We like to intermingle with 
our work enough of play to insure us against Jack's peril of becom- 
ing a ''dull boy." We take a degree of commendable pride in 
being, as a whole, a body of workers ; but we also take pride, and 
one no less commendable, we think, in having the disposition fre- 
quently to lay aside our stern duties, and unite heart to heart in 
social pastime and harmless levity. 

The fabric of our brotherhood is composed of materials varying 
somewhat in character, but combining in a harmonious whole. We 
have men who study a great deal, and make uniformly good reci- 
tations : and men who study apparently very little, and yet make 


uniformly good recitations, and were it not for the extreme modesty 
of yoor correspondent, who shuns all reference to himself, there might 
be added the class of men, very small, we are glad to say, — confined 
to one, we believe, — who apparently study as little as possible, and 
make uniformly good-for-nothing recitations. I'hen we have the 
ladies' man, the ministerial man, the metaphysical man, the critical 
man, the fnll-of-business man, the political man, the Freshman, 
and — but we hesitate — modesty again asserts itself and only 
a martyr-like devotion to truth compels us to add — the lazy man. 

We have a number of superior singers. They help greatly to 
enliven our college home. When, frequently, they unite their rich 
voices in an after-dinner song, their melody thrills us with inspira- 
tion, and makes our hearts happy. And our hearts are not the only 
ones made happy by these sons of the Muse. For there are 
seminaries in town — ladies' seminaries, — and we have learned by a 
system of repeated experiments and observations that the fair pupils 
who have flocked to their romantic halls, are passionately fond of 
music ; so much so, indeed, that they have been known, again and 
again, to arise in the dead of night, and listen at the windows, — in 
entranced rapture, we suppose, — to the strains that ascend from 
the band of singers below. It is no uncommon thing for us to 
serenade these seminaries. And our different members have lady 
friends in town to whom it is our glad privilege to ** discourse sweet 
music " in our Orphean expeditions. The family of our Brother, Pro- 
fessor Burdick, also, has an affectionate share of our attentions, upon 
such occasions. There is a romance in these serenades which the cold- 
est heart must feel. The jovial departure from the college, the grave 
discussions on the choice of songs, the silent entrance in the yard, 
the whispered directions of the leader, all sentimentalized by the un- 
spoken fancy in each mind, of the fair ones asleep and dreaming on 
snowy pillows, and by the expectant hope that they may be pleased 
with our efforts and return to their snowy pillows to dream of mid- 
night music till breakfast-time — this is the first chapter. Then the 
burst of music upon the night stillness, the impatient gaze at the 
upper story, and soon the gentle hurry of feet, the sound of hushed 
voices, — tremulous with ecstatic delight, we choose to imagine, — 
the delicate applause from dainty hands, the occasional complimen- 
tary tokens, and the final ** Good-night, ladies ; ** — this is the 


second chapter. The noiseless retreat, the social small-talk of the 
journey back to the hill, the arrangements of the trophies so as best 
to seiye the double purpose of souvenir and ornament, the retirement 
to rest and to dream of fluttering whiteness and invisible faces — this 
completes the tale. He who fails to find pleasure and inspiration in 
such experiences as these, merits Artemus Ward's characterization as 
being of a "lo and grovelin' nacher." 

We cannot see ourselves as others see us, and so it is not easy to 
tell precisely how the other fraternities regard us. But we see that 
we have their respect. And we know that we stand abreast of the 
foremost, and ahead of several of our rivals. We number nineteen 
men, six Seniors, five Juniors, four Sophomores and four Freshmen. 
Let us compare our numbers with those of the Chapters of other 
fraternities represented here. The Alpha Delta Phi Chapter numbers 
thirteen men, the Chi Psi fifteen, the Thelta Delta Chi fifteen, the 
Psi Upsilon fifteen, the Delta Kappa Epsilon fifteen, the Sigma 
Phi eleven. We have felt for some time that our lack of a Chapter 
house has been to our disadvantage in securing new members ; and 
no doubt this has been the case. Still, it is hard to conceive of the 
probability of a stronger chapter than ours at present. But we 
would not convey the impression that we consider ourselves pos- 
sessed of that characteristic, so rare among mortals, — of perfection. 
We have our faults, and none can know them better than we. 

There are three buildings at Hamilton College, with rooms 
devoted chiefly to dormitories. The Delta U. rooms are all in one of 
these buildings, South College, and several of them adjacent. We 
have them all neatly and attractively furnished, and each man feels 
almost as much at home in the room of one of his brothers as in his 
own. We always have accommodations for visitors and regret that 
we have not more of them to entertain. Come and see us, brothers. 
Let every Delta U., whether alumnus or undergraduate, consider 
himself under a standing invitation to make us a visit. 

The spot upon which we are building our chapter house is a 
very desirable one. It is about half way up College Hill on the 
portion known as Sophomore Hill, and commands a fine view of the 
Oriskany valley. Just below us is the Psi Upsilon house and above 
us the Theta Delta Chi Chapter have a lot upon which they intend 
to build. 


We will close with a word as to our Fraternity feeling. There is 
the true spirit among us of loyalty to Delta Upsilon as a whole and 
tp each member as an individual Brother. We believe in the Frater- 
nity and we love it. And among ourselves there is a spirit not 
merely fraternal but affectionate. We are free from selfish rivalry ; 
and it is not on account of policy or from a feeling of duty, but 
because by constant and genial association, we are "kindly affec- 
tioned one to another, in honor preferring one another." 


J. E. Everett. 

Delta Upsilon House, 
Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. 
Dear Brothers: 

After a long summer vacation, the Amherst Chapter assembled 
again on the i6th of September, with strength renewed by rest and 
recreation and with enthusiasm for Delta U. as strong as ever. Find- 
ing our full number returned, and meeting again the men bound to 
us by such strong ties amid all the familiar associations, we have the 
feeling — at least, the older ones of us — of having returned home, 
rather than having left it. We have found that society life is one of 
the most important factors that make college worth the experience, 
and would have all the men that are just entering Delta U. realize 
this as soon as possible, and begin at once to get the profit which 
they surely can if they are men of earnest, active character. 

We have the impression somehow that our Fraternity is in a most 
prosperous condition, and upon this we wish to congratulate ourselves 
ind our sister Chapters. This impression might possibly come from 
the fact that our own Chapter is especially successful at present, for 
good fortune at home makes everything look brighter; but without 
such a golden medium to look through, the plain, unvarnished facts 
that have come out in the last numbers of the Quarterly, in the 
form of statistics and other data, are enough to show conclusively 
that Delta U. is gaining, not only in numbers, but also in strength 
and influence. We are thankful to the good Providence that has 
brought us so much prosperity, and has given practical proof that the 
right principles must win in the long run. 


The Amherst Chapter has always been conservative in its policy, 
and still believes that the best course for the Fraternity. 

In Amherst College die year has brought little change; the Fac- 
ulty are the same, with one minor exception, and to the list of optional 
studies but two have been added — one in Oratory and one in Exper- 
imental Physics. Perhaps the most important mark of progress is 
the addition of a Zoological Laboratofy to the college buildings. It 
has been a disgrace to the college that this department has had to 
shift for itself so long. 

Our Chapter life has been and is very satisfactory; it would be 
only a repetition of what has already appeared in the Quarterly to 
enumerate in detail our successes and honors of the past year. As 
we have stated before, we stand second to none^ and our outlook for 
the future is very promising. We have taken our share of all college 
honors and expect to do so still. 

Owing largely to poor success in base-ball and athletics, the 
Freshman class is unusually small, and campaigning work was there- 
fore correspondingly sharp. We have, however, eight men from the 
class of '90 and one more, also, from '88. 

In the recent Senior class elections, we received the offices of 
Class Orator and Grove Poet, and our prospects are good for> several 
additional Commencement honors. 

Fraternally yours, 

Edward B. Rogers, '87. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers : 

At the opening of the college year, we greet our sister Chapters 
in Delta U. 

Cornell University enters upon this year with a feeling of firmness 
and strength never before experienced. The crisis of a change in its 
government was passed a year ago, and in looking back, one can well 
wonder at what has been accomplished since then. There has been 
a revolution, and, like all revolutions brought about by the needs of 
the times, it has been for the best. New courses have been added 1 to 
the curriculum, to the chairs of which well-known professors have 
been appointed. Old courses have been enlarged and strengthened. 


Old and worn-out customs have been abolished and replaced by better 
and more practical ones. Everything, in short, that goes to make up 
a great modern university is now here. 

These changes have been wrought in answer to the demands made 
upon the University. While Yale and Princeton are congratulating 
themselves on Freshmen classes of less than two hundred, Cornell 
has an entering class of over three hundred and twenty-five as fine 
and manly fellows as could possibly gather together. The whole 
number in the University is now seven hundred and ninety-four, and 
all indications point to the fact that the total will not fall short of one 
thousand next year. 

As Cornell University prospers, so prospers the Cornell Chapter 
of Delta Upsilon. We returned this year with thirteen men — five 
Seniors, four Juniors and four Sophomores. There is plenty of good 
material in '90,. and we are bound to get our share. We have initiated 
four Freshmen and one Junior, who enters from Dalhousie College, 
Nova Scotia. 

Fraternity life at Cornell is peculiar in many respects. There are 
fourteen Fraternities represented here, three being ladies' societies. 
All these Chapters, however, barely include half the students in the 
University. The number in each Chapter of the different Fraterni- 
ties represented is therefore comparatively small. Alpha Delta Phi, 
which was the largest last year, had twenty-five, Psi Upsilon twenty- 
one and Kappa Alpha twenty-one. The only reason for the excess 
in these fraternities is the fact that they have expensive Chapter 
houses to b.e paid for. Twenty is the average number, and is the 
proper size for a Chapter which is to have the true brotherly feeling 
and fraternity enthusiasm. 

Another point in which Fraternity life here differs from that in 
other colleges, is in the time in which we have to do our " rushing." 
In fact, it is an3^hing but ** rushing/' considering the leisurely way 
in which it is done. But few men are pledged before a month of the 
fall term has passed, and " swings" are not in order for two months. 
We have thus the opportunity of becoming well acquainted with our 
men, and but few mistakes are made in selection by any of the fra- 
ternities. The entering class is thoroughly sifted and the men fall 
naturally into the fraternities whose characteristics correspond with 
their own. 


All the fraternities here open the year in fairly good condition. 
Kappa Alpha has been building a Chapter house of brown sandstone 
on the Campus, at an estimated cost of $20,000, and will occupy it 
during the winter. It serves well to define more clearly that Kappa 
Alpha is a Fraternity that makes wealth its only requirement. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon and Zeta Psi still hold their own — as the 
fast societies. Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Theta and Beta Theta Pi 
are on a level. The eastern Chapters of these fraternities do not 
seem to flourish. Chi Psi is doing fairly well, though her men are of 
very diverse characters. This is to be expected, perhaps, from a new 
Chapter. Theta Delta Chi is popular and is made up of good men. 

Among the ladies' fraternities, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa 
Alpha Theta and Delta Gamma are in the field. They have formed 
a treaty and agreed to do no " rushing" during the first term. This 
is a new experiment in the Greek Letter world and the result will be 
awaited with interest. 

As for Delta U., she has never been stronger, and never before 
have better prospects seemed to be hers. 

With hearty greetings and best wishes, 


Leonard C. Crouch, '89. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 

Dear Brothers: 

At no time has the future of the Wisconsin Chapter of Delta 
U. appeared more promising than it does at the opening of this col- 
lege year. It is therefore in a hopeful and a cheerful spirit that we 
send our greetings and best wishes to our sister chapters. 

Six of our members returned this year, three of '87, one of 'SS, 
one of '89 and one of '87 to enter the law class of '88. Since the 
term has opened we have been very busy making the acquaintance of 
new men. The Freshman class is 163 strong, the largest class that 
ever entered the university, and an indication of the constantly grow- 
ing popularity of our institution. Everybody is enthusiastic about 
the four new buildings, the last of which is almost completed. When 
this is finished we shall have as fine a collection of college buildings 
as there is in the Northwest. A feeling of sadness, however, is per- 



vading the students because of the resignation of President Bascom, 
which is to go into effect next June. On this account both Juniors 
and Seniors are taking his branch of study, psychology, forming a 
class of '96. 

Our commencement exercises of last June were made especially 
pleasant for our Chapter, from the fact that Brother W. £. Bain- 
bridge, '86, took the Lewis prize for the best commencement oration. 
This is the only prize for which the Seniors can compete. The boys 
were very enthusiastic over it, and sent him a fine floral tribute in 
testimony of their appreciation of his efforts. Besides this prize 
Brother Bainbridge took special honors in English literature. As he 
did not return this year, but accepted a position as principal of the 
High School of Columbus, Wis., we have for a time lost from our 
midst one of our best and most genial men. We hope, however^ to 
see him with us again in a few years. 

This term we have initiated Mr. Edward Kremers, of Milwaukee, 
Wis., of '86, Pharmacy, who has returned this year as a special 
student and as instructor m the Pharmaceutical Laboratory. We 
have proceeded slowly in taking in new men this fall, preferring 
to know well their character before adding them to our number. 

We are at present engaged in seeking quarters for our Chapter^ 
and hope to have very pleasant rooms in the business portion of the 
city for our meetings this coming year. As soon as our location is 
secured we shall take up our literary work, which we pursued with 
much pleasure and profit last year. 

We enjoyed meeting Prof, William Trelease, Cornell^ '80, of 
Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., who spent a few weeks in 
this city at the opening of this term. Prof. Trelease, who was instru- 
mental in founding our Chapter^ was very much pleased with our 
present prosperous condition. 

The other fraternities in the university seem to be in a flourishing 

condition, but none of them have as yet many new initiates. 

Finally, we can say that we hope very soon to inform our sister 
Chapters that we have had a very successful campaign and that a 

future of prosperity is assured for us. 

Fraternally yours, 

Fred. Beglinger, '88. 



The Fifty-second Annual Convention of the Delta Upsiloa 
Fraternity was held with the Madison Chapter at Hamilton^ N. Y., 
October 27, 28 and 29. 

There were about one hundred and sixty members in attendance 
during the various exercises, and every chapter was represented. 
The weather during the entire time was stormy and rain fell con- 
stantly. This, however, could not dampen the enthusiasm of the 
Brothers, but merely served to confine them closer to the beautiful 
Chapter House of the Madison Chapter, make them better acquainted 
and learn more of the power and glory of Delta Upsilon. 

The Convention opened informally Wednesday evening, when the 
Brothers who had arrived during the day met in the Chapter House 
to form new acquaintances and revive old ones. That there were 
many old " convention-goers " present, goes without saying, and was 
amply evident from the joyous words of greeting that arose from all 
sides ; and those, whose first Convention it was, realized at once that 
they had missed much in not having attended one before, and felt 
diminutive in the presence of those who had attended from three to 
six consecutively. 

The business sessions opened early Thursday morning, the 
President of the Fraternity, the Hon. Sereno E. Payne, Rochester^* 64, 
calling the Convention to order. After prayer and a cordial and 
bearty address of welcome by Theodore B. Caldwell, Madison, '84, 
reports from the chapters were called foi:. Every one of the twenty- 
two chapters were represented by delegates, as follows : Williams, 
John T. Baxter, William W. Newell ; Union, Nelson M. Redfield, 
Irving P. Johnson ; Hamilton, Frank B. Severance, William H. 
Squires ; Amherst, William B. Noyes, Alonzo M. Murphey, Walter 
E. Merritt ; Adelbert^ George A. Wright, James D. Corwin ; Colby, 
Eugene W. Jewett ; Rochester, Fred. E. Marble, Walter R. Better- 
idge ; Middlebury, Edwin J. Klock ; Rutgers, Charles S. WyckoflF, 
Warren R. Schenck ; Brown, Frank S. Deitrich ; Madison, William 
H. Cossum, George W, Douglas ; New York, W. Frank Campbell, 
Austin D. Wolfe ; Cornell^ Charles W. Horr, Jr., James E, Russell* 
Marietta, Edward B. Haskell, William A. Shedd ; Syracuse, Walter 


S. Eaton, Milton J. Fletcher ; Michigan, Fred. C. Clark, Charles 
U. Champion ; Northwestern^ Charles H. Brand ; Harvard^ William 
F. Osgood ; Wisconsin^ Ambrose P. Winston ; Lafayette^ John G. 
Connor^ Stuart Croasdale ; Columbia^ Edwin H. Brush, Chauncey 
B. Stone; Lehigh^ John M. Howard, Luther R. Zollinger; New 
York Alumni Association^ A. Wayland Bourn, Otto M. Eidlitz, 
Charles E. Hughes, Frederick M. Crossett, Starr J. Murphy, 
Charles H. Roberts. The Executive Council was represented by 
Otto M. Eidlitz, Frederick M. Crossett and W. Frank Campbell. 

The afternoon session opened with an address by Dr. Dodge, 
President of Madison University, which was listened to with marked 
interest. He closed by welcoming the delegates to Hamilton and 
hoping the Convention would prove highly successful. 

The Executive Council presented an interesting report, showing 
the steady growth and advancement of the Fraternity during the 
year, the systematized manner in which Fraternity work was con- 
-ducted, and the prospect of a decidedly prosperous year, for the 
Fraternity during 1887; a draft of the new form of charter and 
certificate of membership was adopted; the Quarterly reported 
that while the year had been successful, owing to various causes, it 
could not present as satisfactory a report as was desired. Provision 
was made for the publishing of the Annual^ containing the records of 
the Convention. After the appointment of the usual committees on 
offices the Convention adjourned. 

One of the most enjoyable features of the whole Convention was 
the reception given in the evening, which the local paper — Democrat' 
Republican — characterized as ''the greatest reception of the kind 
Hamilton had ever known." The Chapter House was profusely 
decorated with chapter banners, flowers, Japanese lanterns and flags. 
Delightful music floated through the house, the grand piano in the 
parlor, alternating with the famous Twelfth U. S. Infantry Band 
from Sacketts Harbor, in the library. During the evening a splendid 
•collation was served in the assembly room by Owens, the well-knowD 
•caterer from Utica. Three hundred guests were present between 
the hours of nine and eleven, all of whom seemed to thoroughly 
«njoy themselves. At the close, there was one question that was 
uppermost in the mind of every visiting delegate — where did the 
Madison boys find so many handsome and captivating young ladies ? 


The closing business sessions were held Friday and, as usual, a 
large amount of business was rapidly dispatched. Frederick M. Cros- 
sett, New York, '84, was reelected editor of the Quarterly. The 
following resolutions introduced by the Cornell Chapter were adopted : 

Whereas, Non-secrecy has ever been the fundamental principle of the Delta. 
Upsiion Fraternity, and, 

Whereas, Any connection whatsoever with any secret college organization is 
manifestly in opposition to this fundamental principle and must conflict with the 
entire devotion to the interests of the Fraternity, which it is the dut)^ of its mem- 
bers to cherish ; therefore be it 

Resolved That we, the several Chapters of the Delta Upsiion Fraternity in 
Convention assembled, do hereby declare that any connection whatsoever of its 
members with any college secret organization having an active undergraduate 
membership, to be unconstitutional ; and also be it 

Resolved^ That we do hereby forbid any member of the Delta Upsiion Fra- 
ternity to connect himself in any way with any such secret organization, and 
further be it 

Resolved That we do strongly urge any member of the Delta Upsiion Fraternity 
who may have inadvertently connected himself with any such secret organization to 
sever that connection at his earliest opportunity. 

The Quinquennial catalogues remaining in the hands of the 
Committee, were ordered distributed among the Chapters and a tax 
levied to settle the remaining bill. The following resolutions on the 
death of Col. Willis were passed : 

Whereas, it lias pleased Almighty God to call to himself our Brother, the 
Honorable Benjamin Albertson Willis, Union, '61, and 

Whereas, the Delta Upsiion Fraternity desires to record its appreciation of 
the character and services of one so highly honored and so tenderly beloved, there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, that while submitting to the unknown purposes of Providence in the 
removal of our Brother Benjamin A. Willis in the prime of a vigorous life and in 
the midst of a career of distinguished honor and usefulness, we are sadly sensible 
of the sudden deprivation of the wisdom of his counsel, the strength of his affec- 
tion and the powerful incentive to successful labor supplied by his personal hiflu- 
ence. . And be it further 

Resolved, that in the life and character of Benjamin A. Willis were fittingly 
exemplified the sentiments and aims of our Fraternity. Alike in the humble activ 
ities of young manhood and the important responsibilities of middle age, our 
Brother displayed a firm adherence to the principles of Delta Upsiion and in every 
sphere of action honored our Fraternity by unflioching courage in the support of 
honest convictions and unflagging devotion to the interests of justice and morality. 
Called by an appreciative community to represent the Metropolis in.the National 
Legislature, our brother was characterized by the same integrity, honesty of pur- 
pose and unselfish regard for the interests of his constituents, which marked his 
earlier endeavors in undertakings of a more limited scope. Blameless in private 
life, trusted and respected by all who were honored with his friendship, ^cute in 
reason, prudent and conservative in the management of all affairs connded to his> 
care, an uncompromising enemy of all unfair and unrighteous dealing, Benjamin 
A. WilKs, though suddenly removed from a career still rich in promise has left a 
record of noble and successful effort which shall ever be a stirring example to his 
brethren and over which the Delta Upsiion Fraternity will ever linger with pride» 
And be it further 


Ruoived, that our Brother, Benjamin A. Willis, was ever conspicuous for his 
constant labors to promote the interests of this Fraternity. Burdened with weighty 
responsibilities, constantly subject to the demands of large circles of friends who 
well knew the charm of his genial presence, he nevertheless found time to devote 
to the advancement of the cause we cherish. He was prominent in the Fraternity 
gatherings, zealous for Fraternity extension, one of tne founders and one of the 
most loyal supporters of the New York Delta Upsilon Club and ever ready to give 
to his younger brethren the benefits of his wide experience and prudent counsel. 
And be it further 

^Z. Resohfii, that the Delta Upsilon Fraternity sorrowful because of its own severe 
affliction extends its loving sympathy to our Brother's family so suddenly bereft 
and pledges to the memory of our lost friend the grateful homage of continual 

Students of Tuft's College have been endeavoring to obtain a 
charter for the past four years. This year a powerful local organiza- 
tion of eighteen members, sent two delegates to Convention^ who 
ably presented their case, bringing out many points which before 
were unknown. The Convention granted them a charter, after long 
discussion, amid much enthusiasm. 

With the election of these officers the Convention adjourned to 
meet next year with the Rutgers Chapter, and at Cleveland, O., in 
1888 : Honorary President, Judge Stephen J. Field, Williams^ '37 ; 
Active President, Seaman Miller, Esq., Rutgers^ '79 ; First Vice- 
President, Caleb B. Frye, Colhy, '80 ; Second Vice-President, Ed- 
ward M. fiassett, Amherst^ '84 ; Third Vice-President, Sherman G. 
Pitt, Rutgers, '88 ; Treasurer, John W. Van Doom, Adelbert, '89 \ 
Secretary, Oscar M. Voorhees, Rutgers, "%% ; Orator, William Elliot 
Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '6g ; Poet, Homer Greene, UnioUy '76 \ 
Historian, Henry A. Peck, Syracuse, '85 ; Chaplain, the Rev. John 
P. Searle, Rutgers^ '75. 

The public exercises were held in the First Baptist Church, and 
though rain fell unceasingly all the evening, the church was crowded 
to its utmost capacity. The President, the Hon. Sereno E. Payne, 
Rochester^ '64, presided and introduced the speakers. Prof. George 
W. Warren, Hamilton, '84, read the Fraternity History for Prof. 
Francis M. Burdick, Hamilton, '69, who was unable to attend. The 
Rev. A. Wayland Bourn, Madison, '76, gave a splendid oration on 
** The Nation's Need of Men," which was well received and heartily 
applauded, Starr J. Murphy, Esq., Amherst, *8i, closed the literary 
programme and carried the entire audience by storm with his 
delightful poem, after which Prof. William H. Maynard, D.D., 
Hamilton, '54, pronounced the benediction. Both the poem and 
oration will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Quarterly. 

About eleven o'clock the annual banquet was started in Tripp's 
Opera House, by one hundred and forty Brothers seating themselves 
at the tastefully decorated tables. Then began such a scene as will ' 
never fade from the memory of those present. The Toastmaster, 


Congressman Payne, Professors Maynard, Ford, Taylor, Terry, 
McGregory, Loomis and TurnbuU and other well known Alumni 
occupied the centre table, while the happy delegates and visitors 
completely filled two tables running the entire length of the hall/ 
The band, which had played its way into the hearts of the boys the 
. night before, occupied the stage and soon became quite conscious of 
the fact that they had a jolly lot of college boys for their audience. 
The sentiment was quite prevalent that though "A Hunting We will 
Go," a better band would be hard to find. 

After a lengthy discussion of an elaborate menu card, handsomely 
bound in heavy leather cases. Prof. Charles £. Hughes, Brown^ '81, 
of Columbia Law School, and famous in the Fraternity as an after- 
dinner chairman, rose to restore order, and attack this toast list with 
his brilliant wit : 


The Rev. Warrxn G. Partridge. 

MadiM0n, '78. 
** Whose loab do bear an eqaal yoke of love.*' 

OUR ALUMNI, The Hon. Serxno E. Payne, 

" A sturdy band of earnest men." 

CHAPTER WORK, William F. Osgood, 

Harvrd, '86. 
" Oor work shall still be better for oar love." 

THE RIVAL HELLENISTS, Frederick M. Crossett, 

Ngw Y0rk, '84. 
'* Oar friends, the enemy.** 

THE LADIES, Prof. Fred L. Gauage 

Br^wm, '8a. 
" I for one, ▼enerate a petticoat." 


CvrneU^ '8x. 

Grssps hand, eye lights eye in good friendship.'* 


Frank S. Deitrich, 

Brown, '86. 
" A light heart, a bright hope. 
And a strong resolve." 


A patting of lovers— yet a partmg of strong men 



The responses were most happy, and the frequent interruptions 
'with tumultuous applause showed how effectively '^ points'' were 
being made, and how close in sympathy the hearers were with their 
speakers. After the last response had been given 'and the leader of 
the band had tried once more to cover his happy blushes, the part- 
ing song was sung and at five o'clock in the morning the enthusias- 
tic banqueters marched forth to serenade the town; As by instinct 
— though it was '' pitch dark " — the way was taken immediately to 
the ladies seminary and the lights, which soon glistened in the many 
windows, showed that the songs had touched responsive hearts 

Upon leaving the seminary, the seven Delta U. professors of 
Hamilton were serenaded and then the party divided into little 
groups to pay visits to special friends. With daylight there was a 
hurried packing up of traps and the early morning trains carried 
away as happy and jolly a lot of college men as was ever gathered 
together. The Fraternity spirit had been strengthened, new blood 
formed and old rewarmed, new thoughts and ideas gathered, new 
pledges of loyalty and support given, a determination manifested to 
maintain the present high standard of the Fraternity and push it on 
to greater successes. The Fifty-second Convention closed with these 
thoughts uppermost and we look for their realization at Rutgers next 


One friend's kind word, another's line, 

And still another's simple name. 
Here stand like stars that ever shine 

In Heaven's ecstatic frame. 
To cheer thy nights of gloom and woe. 

That mortals meet where 'er they go. 

George G. Saxe, Jr., 

Columbia^ '87. 



To any one who has attended the conventions of the Fraternity 
during the last few years it must have been exceedingly gratifying to 
note the increased size of each succeeding gathering, and the grow- 
ing importance of the Convention itself. At Madison we noticed 
with great pleasure the familiar faces of many who have come to be 
regarded as regular convention-goers. This year the Convention 
lasted longer than preceding ones — from Wednesday evening till 
Saturday morning, thus giving the delegates a chance to get well 
acquainted. This is a great advantage, as it affords an opportunity 
for the representatives of each chapter to inform themselves thor- 
oughly concerning the condition and standing of the other chapters 
and to get many practical hints as to the methods of chapter work. It 
is also a matter for congratulation that the visiting brothers had so* 
delightful a place to gather in as the Madison Chapter House. 
Many a frater looked back at it regretfully that memorable Saturday 
morning when the time for parting came. 

The reception given on Thursday evening was a very pleasant 
feature of the Convention, and one which we hope future conven- 
tions will follow. The business sessions were noteworthy for the 
promptitude with which the work was accomplished and the amount 
of business attended to before their close. Throughout the whole 
Convention there was strongly manifest the growth of the fraternal 
spirit, and those evidences of internal prosperity that assure us of the 
future welfare of our honored brotherhood. 

The Madison Chapter is to be heartily congratulated upon the 
entire success of the Convention. 

We are pleased to record the decided stand which the Frater- 
nity took at the Convention concerning class societies. While in 
some institutions they may be unobjectionable for special 
reasons^ such chaptered organizations as Theta Nu Epsilon, 
whose aims are purely political, are degrading to the college 


world and a positive detriment to any fraternity which permits its 
members to have connection with them. The time and money 
which is spent, and the thought and work which is given to these 
organizations, belongs rightfully, if it can be spared, to the frater- 
nity to which the member belongs. By diverting it a man robs 
his fraternity, which is of far more importance than a class 

We have one thing to regret in this matter, and it is the fact, 
that Delta Upsilon was not the first fraternity to take a decided 
stand against these class organizations. 

In the death of the Hon. Benjamin A. Willis, Union '61, the 
Fraternity has lost a devoted member and faithful Brother. In 
his case was fully exemplified the fact that a man of large busi- 
ness interests could take as much interest and be of as much 
service to the Fraternity as the most active undergraduate. 

That he realized the benefits of the Fraternity, and the good 
to be obtained after graduation, many evidences were given. 
During the past year he attended the Alumni reunions in New 
York, Boston and Albany. 

None will more sadly mourn him than the younger members 
of the Fraternity in New York, and especially those identified in 
Fraternity work, to whom he ever gave a cordial welcome and 
freely assisted with his advice and means. 

To his affiicted family the Fraternity offers its heartfelt sym- 


To the some hundred or more young gentlemen in various 
coUeges who have entered Delta Upsilon from the class of '90, 
we extend a most cordial and hearty welcome. 

You find the Fraternity in a happy and prosperous condition, 
united by a firm belief in the principles of our noble Brotherhood, 
and stirred by a strong determination to hold the first place in 
the Greek-letter world. The Fraternity never had a better organ- 
ization ; enterprises of the utmost importance to its welfare have 
been inaugurated and carried to a successful completion ; the 
Quinquennial catalogue, song book, Quarterly, new chapters, 


The Columbia Chapter has secured apartments at No. 44 East 
Fifty-first Street, New York City. Several of the members have 
rooms there, and Delta Upsilons will always receive a cordial 

At the first meeting after Convention, of the Executive Council, 
Charles E. Hughes, Brawn '8i, was made Chairman for the ensu- 
ing year ; Frederick M. Crossett, New Fork '84, was re-elected 
Secretary, and Danford N. fi. Sturgis, Columbia '89, Assistant 

Since the regulation went into effect three years ago, limiting 
the number of delegates a chapter shall send to Convention, no 
chapter has been entitled to more than two delegates until this 
year, when Amhersi, by reason of her large membership, was 
represented by three delegates. 

The camp at Lake George during the summer was highly suc- 
cessful The members returned with glowing reports of the 
beautiful scenery, the delightful times they had had, and the 
" crushableness " of the Lake George girls. That they thoroughly 
enjoyed themselves is evident from the extensive preparations 
they are making for next summer's camping season. 

Colleges in which Delta Upsilon has chapters have entered 
the following number of Freshmen : Williams, 95 ; Union, ^^ ; 
Hamilton, 49 ; Amherst, 68 ; Adelbert, 30 ; Colby, 30 ; Rochester, 
46 ; Middlebury, 23 ; Rutgers, 41 ; Brown, 66 ; Madison, 45 ; New 
York, 46 ; Cornell, 317 ; Marietta, 28 ; Syracuse, 46 ; Harvard, 300 ; 
Wisconsin, 163 ; Lafayette, 81 ; Columbia, 171 ; Lehigh, 126. 

We are authorized to deny the report that the senior Mkhigon 
delegate is shortly to take up his residence in Hamilton. Also 
that the New York and Columbia delegates got left, who were seen 
hastily leaving the home of two of Hamilton's most charming 
young ladies, and running at top speed for the depot They say 
that they were so captivated that they forgot all about their train, 
but that they got there just the same. 


To the Editor of the Quarterly : — 

The question has been raised by other fraternities as to the ver- 
acity of the claim of Delta Upsilon that she has taken more honors 
and in general ranked higher than any other fraternity in the Univer- 
sity of New York. I have compiled, from the reports and records of 
the Faculty, figures which show the truth of our assertions. The fol- 
lowing is the record for the past 21 years : — 







I St Honor, 







2d *' 







3d " 







4th " 







Other orations, 







Jr. Ex. Appointments, 







Jr. Ex. Prizes, 







Fellowship Money, $2,400 $2,150 $350 $1,900 $600 $7,400 

From this table it will be seen that the percentages of high honors 
is as follows : — 

AT : 27.3 per cent.; *T : 17 per cent,; A* : 14.7 per cent.; and 
Z<ir : 12.5 per cent. 

The apparent discrepancies in the totals arise from the fact that 
there were two firsts and no second in 1875 ^^^ i88t, and also three 
fourth honors given in 1878 and 1881. 

It is impossible to give a complete list of the Fhi Beta Kappa 

men as the records of the Beta of N. Y. are in hopeless confusion, 

and contain many important omissions. 

Yours fraternally, 

Albert W. Ferris, M.D., 

Flushing, L. I. JSTtiv York, '78. 

Horace G. Underwood writes from Seoul, Korea, under date of 
July 22, 1886 : I am now going to drop you a line to let you know 
what I am doing, and also a word or two besides. I enjoy the 
Quarterly very much, and as soon as the mail is in, when it comes 
along It takes precedence over all other papers, and is all devoured 
and almost digested before another paper is touched. Even when I 
have no time to touch the papers and ought at once to commence 
answering my letters, I have to except the Quarterly in my rule 


and see at once what the boys in Delta U. are doing and how the 
Fraternity is progressing. 

I have been much rejoiced to note the steady and rapid progress 
that she is making and only wish that I was once more at home and 
in college, to have a share in the honor of putting her not in the first 
ranks but ahead of all the other fraternities. She is bound to reach 
that place and to hold it, for her principles will win it for her. 

I have been hard at work at the Korean language and also at 
teaching. I am a member of the faculty that is set over the Royal 
Korean Hospital Medical College. We have twelve ftne students 
and are to have twelve added each year. The course is so arranged 
as to run over five years, and at the end of that time we hope by 
hard work to turn out some well trained doctors. Of the practical 
part they will see a great deal in the Hospital. We also have an 
Orphanage under Government patronage of which I have entire 
charge at present. 

We have now in Seoul a large colony of Americans, and among 
them have obtained the following statistics which I am sure will be 
of interest to many. Out of 13 males there are Republicans 8, Dem- 
ocrats 3, and Prohibitionist, 2. 

In the Academic or College course the following institutions are 
represented : Harvard, i ; Columbia, i ; Princeton, 2 ; Yale, x 
Dartmouth, i ; New York University, i ; Annapolis Naval Academy 
2 ; Oberlin, "i ; Ohio Wesleyan, 2 ; Maryville College (Tenn.), i ; 
Lindenwood College (Mo.), i ; Andover Female, i, and Rockford 
Female, i. 

The following Medical Schools are represented : College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, i ; Boston Medical, i ; Yale Medical, i ; 
New York University Medical, i ; Ohio Medical, i, and University 
of Tennessee Medical, i. 

The following Seminaries are represented: Drew Theological, 
I ; New BrunswickJ Theological, i ; Oberlin Theological, i, and 
Union Theological, 3. 

I am enjoying myself very well and have a very pretty home, a 
Korean house remodelled, and here I keep bachelors' hall. I have 
at present two of the teachers who have come out here to teach in the 
Government University stopping with me, and we are having good 
times with College songs. One of them is the brother of Hulbert, 
MiddUburyy '79. 




I M. Redfield, '87, has declined editor-in-chief of the Cm- 

our college m^azine. 

Johnson, '87, is president of the Athletic Assodation, and 

the Base Ball Club. 

E, Brennan, '88, has left the collegiate and entered the 
epartment of the University at Albany. 

E. Smith, '88, is studying medicine in Dr. Vanderveer's 
I P. Swart, '88, has left college, but still clings to Schnec- 

m L, Kennedy, '88, is our representative on the Garnet, the 
inual, this year. 


B. Severance, '87, is tutoring in the family of Professor 

M. Scovel stands first, and Fred B. Waite second, in the 


1 H. Bricc, '89, who was kept from College the greater part 

ar, on account of trouble with his eyes, has returned to his 

Hyatt, '89, is teaching in Cazcnovia. 

lit Morris, '89, spent the summer at the Thousand Islands, 
in commercial pursuits, intermingled with an occasional pur' 
more interesting nature. 


r B. Russell, '88, will not return to College until next year. 
:o M. Murphcy, formerly of the class of '86, after a year's ab- 
ters '87. 
n H. Whitehill, '87, is our representative in the Glee Club 


The Chapter has reason to congratulate itself on the return of 
Brother A« M. Murphey. Brother Murphey was for three years the 
leading man in the class of '86, and took an unusually large share of 
class honors. In entering '87 he can not of course hold the position 
that he would had he graduated with his own class ; he has, however, 
been chosen Class Orator by '87. Delta U. regains one of her strong- 
est and most enthusiastic men. 

Walter P. White has been elected Grove Poet for '87. 


Our Freshmen are A. J. Phinney, first honor man of a class of 
fifty-eight scholars from the Cleveland High School ; Frank Mc- 
Oowan, third honor man of the same class, and Will. Osborne, the 
most popular man (at least so say the girls) of his class. 

All the classes except the Senior class have held their class elec- 
tions and Delta U. has met with her usual success. J. D. Corwin 
has been elected President of the Junior class and Editor-in-Chief of 
the Reserve for this year. In the Sophomore class we received the 
class Captaincy and Historian. In the Freshman class A. J. Phin- 
ney was elected President and Will. Osborne Class Poet. The 
chances are good for Mr. Kuhn's getting the presidency of the Senior 
class. With such a splendid beginning can there be anything but 
splendid prospects for our Chapter during the coming year ? 

At our last Commencement Calvin A. Judson succeeded in keep- 
ing up the reputation of Delta U. in scholarship, by winning the Vale- 
dictory. Notwithstanding that Delta U. has been obliged to com- 
pete with five other fraternities she has won one- half of the honors 
since her re-establishment in 1865. 

At the Freshman Prize Speaking, J. W. Van Doom also succeeded 
in strengthening the reputation of Delta U. in speaking, by winning 
first prize. 

Since our last writing Delta Kappa Epsilon in this college has 
almost gone to the ground. At the beginning of last year she had 
eleven men, all of whom were in the three lower classes. They all 
tried to be tough, but it has turned out a sad failure for them. Two 
of their men were expelled. Three are said to have been advised by 
the Faculty to go elsewhere, one has withdrawn from the chapter and 
two have left college, leaving a membership of three men and an 
enormous debt. 


Phi Gamma Delta has re-established a chapter here, which of neces- 
sity is very small. There are about forty desirable fraternity men 
in College to be divided among six fraternities. Delta U. now has 
nine men. 

We expect to send two men to the Convention and hope that 
they will bring back as glowing accounts of the success of the Fra» 
ternity at large as did last year's delegates. 

Frank Kuhn, '87, spent the summer among the red "injuns" in 
Nebraska ; unfortunately he brought home no scalps. 

Frank McGowan, '90, has received the position of left field on the 
College nine. 

J. W. Van Doom, '89, spent five weeks of his vacation in doing 
N. Y. State on his wheel. 

Charles Stuart, '87, spent his vacation on a trip up the lakes. 

George Snyder, 'SS^ has made an engagement for the coming year 
with an engineering party in Kansas. 


Stanley H. Holmes, '87, preached at Windsor during the summer 

Holman F. Day, '87, served on the editorial staff of the Fairfield^ 
Me., /aurna/ during the summer. 

J. Frank Larrabee, '87, captain of the University Nine, played 
with the Rocklands during the summer vacation. 

Henry F. Fletcher, '88, is campus editor on the JEcAc^ the college 
paper. Brother Fletcher is the first in rank among the men of his 

William C. Sheppard, '89, has left college to attend the Boston 
University Law School. 

The Hon. Llewellyn Powers,]^'63, of Houlton, Me., Ex-Member 
of Congress, was on the campus recently renewing old acquaint- 

The Delta U. men of ^S6 had an honorable standing in 
their college course, taking all the first prizes and the first and third 
Junior parts. 


On Friday evening, October i, occurred the regular annual in- 
itiation of the Rochester Chapter. Not for many years back has- 
this Chapter been so highly favored in both the quantity and quality 


of its initiates. The Chapter has always aimed to take in only first 
class men and when these were exhausted no more were pledged, 
believing that quantity and quality taken together make a profitable 
mixture. This year we welcome to our Chapter-home eight of the 
finest men the Freshman class contains, viz. : — Edwin R. Brail, Cin- 
cinnati, O. ; Herbert W. Bramley, Potsdam, N. Y. ; John S. Briggs, 
Rochester, N. Y., Charles S. Brown, Adams, N. Y.; Francis J. 
French, Rochester, N. Y.; James B. Norman, New York, N. Y.; 
WUlis O. Shaw, Peekskill, N. Y.: Albert H. Wilcox, Rochester, 
N. Y. 

The initiation was conducted in due form, Robert B. Wickes, 
Esq., '78, giving the address of welcome; Joseph O'Connor, '63, 
editor of the Rochester Post-ExpresSy made one of his characteristi- 
cally witty addresses, and this was followed by a poem by Henry W. 
Conklin, '79. After an hour spent as only thirty or forty alumni 
with the undergraduates can spend it on such an occasion, the com- 
pany most willingly betook^themselves to the parlors of the Windsor 
Hotel and ere long were seated at a banquet long to be remembered. 
The victory achieved over rival fraternities would in itself have been 
enough to inspire enthusiasm, but in addition to this we had with us 
a good number of our alumni, of whom the Rev. Myron Adams, Jr., 
Y>.Y^,y Hamilton^ '63, acted as toastmaster of the evening. The 
responses to the toasts were unusually witty and one of the most 
delightful occasions was the result. Besides the resident alumni of 
this Chapter there were present Robert T. French, Jr., Amherst ^ '84, 
Dr. F. R. Campbell, '81, of Buffalo, with others, all of whom ex- 
pressed themselves in terms of the greatest admiration and words of 
hearty praise were heard from the alumni on every side. The last 
item on the '^ mentis pabulum" was a toast entitled ''The New 
Offspring," by John S. Briggs, '90, who spoke for his seven cjass* 
mates and assured those present of the genuineness of the babes so 
lately .born into our glorious Fraternity. At a very respectable hour 
in the morning the banquet hall was abandoned and more Delta 
Upsilon enthusiasm was distributed throughout the city than has 
been thus disseminated for years past. The entire occasion was one 
which will long be remembered by alumni, active members, and more 
especially by the new initiates. 

Our Chapter at Rochester, although always good, was never better 


than to-day. With twenty-three able-bodied and able-minded men 
we feel confident to win our way with ease. Messrs. Sweezy and 
Watt, of '84, and Holt and. Cooper, of '85, were present at one of 
our recent meetings and furnished us four rousing addresses. A. L. 
Benedict, '87, of the Michigan Chapter was also present and extended 
to us a most hearty greeting from our sister Chapter at Ann Arbor. 

The present Freshman class numbers forty-six and has already 
made itself felt in several particulars as the Sophomore class can only 
too well testify. 

All the unendowed prizes have been abolished by the faculty, 
and instead an elaborate system of honor courses has been estab- 
lished. This change is highly satisfactory in all respects and will 
doubtless be productive of the most beneficial results. 


George £. Knapp, '87, who has been in Germany the past year, 
has resumed his college work in the class of '88. 

Our new initiates are Edwin J. Klock, '88, Canajoharie, N. Y.; 
Edwin B. Clift, '90, Middletown Springs, Vt.; Henry M. Goddard, 
'90, Ludlow, Vt.; June E. Mead, '90, Middlebury, Vt. ; Leon E. 
White, '90, Barton, Vt. 


Frank A. Pattison, '87, has been elected Presenter of Mementoes 
on Class Day. * 

Asa Wynkoop, '87, is Class Day Orator and university foot-ball 

Frank J. Sagendorph, '87, is Class Day Prophet and Class Histo- 
rian for the Scarlet Letter, 

Thurston W. Challen, '87, is Senior editor of the Targum and Mas- 
ter Orator. 

William P. Merrill, '87, is Class Poet. All five of our men in the 
Senior class hold offices. 

Byron Cummings, '89, is assistant librarian of the college library 
and class historian. 

E. W, Thompson, formerly of '88, has returned and entered '89. 

Among our initiates are E. B. Van Arsdale, a son of the editor of 
the Christian Intelligencery the Rev. N. H. Van Arsdale, Rutgers, 
'62, and Louis William Stotesbury, of Matteawan, N. Y. 



William W. Wakcman, '87, has been elected Class Hymnist. 
Walter C. Bronson, '87, has been chosen Class Poet. 
JohnW. Hunter, '88, has been elected President of the Sears 
E^eading Room Association for the present year. 

Augustus D. Wheeler, '87, lost his life by drowning at Rocky 
Point, a summer resort on Narragansett Bay, Aug. 2. His class has 
appropriated tioo for the purchase of books to be given in his name 
to the University Library. 

Frank S. Dietrich, '87, acting President of our Chapter, is chair- 
man of the Board of Editors of the Brunoniari and President of the 
Athletic Association. 

We are now located in Daniels' Block, Room 22, within five min- 
utes walk of the College. The generous response of the members of 
the Chapter has enabled us to furnish our new rooms in a most satis- 
factory manner. 

The ** Senior Election " passed off peacefully, and as is usually 

the case Delta U. was awarded her share of the Class Day literary 

honors,receiving the Poem,Hymn,and Address to the Undergraduates. 

We were all saddened during the summer to learn of the sudden 

death of our brother, Augustus D. Wheeler, of the class of '87. 

During the last vacation he was employed by the Continental 
Steamboat Company, of Providence, and was drowned on August 2, 
while bathing at Rocky Point, twelve miles from the city. 

Several of the Chapter were in Providence at the time and did all 
which could be done on such an occasion. Brothers Wakeman and 
Whitman, of '87, represented the Society at the funeral in Northern 
Vermont and presented suitable floral offerings. Brother Wheeler 
was thoroughly devoted to the interest of Delta Upsilon and a great 
loss to us all. He was one of six in his class to receive Phi Beta 
Kappa appointments last June and intended to prosecute his studies 
in Germany after graduating from Brown. 

Every man in ^^(^ is well located. We greatly miss them from 
our number, but are rejdiced that their prospects are so bright. 


Edward M. Jeffers was elected President of the class of '87. 
William J. Ford is Vice-President of '90. 


F. O. Broady, '89, spent the summer vacation lecturing and 
preaching in the West. 

H. F. Mallory, '90, of Fourth Dodge fame, is organist in the 
Chapel Choir. 

A beginning has been made in the direction of student govern- 
ment. The students who room in the dormitories make their own 
regulations. A prominent member of the Faculty said he wished to 
see Alumni Hail under the control of the students. 


! Charles W. HorrJJr.,y87, the fastest sprinter in the University, 
added to his laurels during the summer by winning five first prizS 
at athletic games held in Cleveland, Ohio. He now holds the ama- 
teur championship of that state. His brother, Norton T. Horr, '82, 
held the record during his entire course at Cornell. 

J. W. Battin, '88, will not be with us this year. He is at present 
aiding his father in Albany. He will return next year and expects to 
graduate with '89. 

Wythe Denby, '88, who was obliged to leave the University at 
the opening of the term on account of ill health, has returned and 
will continue his studies. 

Edward B. Barnes, '88, has been doing the " University Notes " 
in the Ithaca Daily Journal for some time past. Journalism is to be 
his profession. 

Fred S. Benedict, '85, paid us a very pleasant visit recently and 
recalled old times by singing the " Tom-big-bee River." 

In the military [department, Albert R. Warner, '87, is a captain, 
and Arthur M. Curtis, '89, corporal. 

James £. Russell, '87, has been elected Senior Class Orator. 

Charles W. Horr, Jr., and James £. Russell are on the Class Day 
Committee, Horr being chairman of the same. Albert R. Warner is 
on the Senior Ball Committee. George W. Marshall is chairman of 
the Memorial Committee, and Fred W. Hebard is on the Music 

At the first of a series of military hops, given by the Cornell Bat- 
talion on November 5, Delta U. was* represented by Albert R. War- 
ner, '87 ; G6orge J. Tansey, '%% ; Eads Bates, '89, and Ernest F. 
Eidlitz, '90. 


Charles W. Horr, Jr., '87, fis now editor-in-chief of the Cornell 
Daily Sun. Edward B. Barnes, '88, is also on the board. 


Following is a list of our new initiates, all of '90 : — Charles 
Homer Kingsbury, residence indefinite ; Fred. Augustus Moore, 
Columbus, O.; Homer; Morris, Paddy's Run, O.; Theron Monroe 
Ripley, Macedon, N. Y.; Charles Henry Smith,2Marietta ; William 
Daniel Stoughton, Locke, O.; Charles Augustus Ward, Marietta. 

William A. Shedd, '87, is business manager of the college publi- 
-cation, the Oiio, and also has a mathematical tutorship in the 
Academy this term. 

William B. Addy, '88, is treasurer of the Oiio^ and librarian of Psi 
Gamma Literary Society. 

Benjamin W. Labaree, '88, is personalia editor of the Oiio, and 
librarian of Alpha Kappa. 

Fred. £. Comer, '87, is Chapel organist and has charge of the 

Walter G. Beach, '88, and Robert M. Labaree, '88, are treasurers 
of Psi Gamma and Alpha Kappa respectively. 

We have the following class officers : — '87, secretary ; '88, presi- 
dent, historian, field captain ; '89, vice-president, historian ; '90, 

Charles H. Smith and Charles A. Ward, '90, were competitors in 
the Prize Entrance Examination. 

As the editor of the Quarterly remarked, " This seems to be a 
good year for Delta U. Chapters and colleges," and Marietta re- 
joices in the general prosperity. Her freshman class of twenty-eight 
is the largest that has entered for nine years, while the attendance at 
the Academy (prep, dept.) is the largest in its history. 

President Eaton hears the Seniors in pedagogy — a department 
for which his sixteen years' experience as Educational Commissioner 
^ves him pre-eminent fitness. Although retiring from his thirty 
years' incumbancy of the Presidency, Dr. Andrews still keeps the 
chair of Political Philosophy. The faculty is also strengthened by 
the return of Dr. Beach, Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philos- 
ophy, after an absence of two years, caused by sickness. 


Meanwhile Delta U. '' swells the joyful chorus " to the tune of a 
membership of twenty-one, including eight men from '90, and six 
men are pledged in the Senior preparatory class We are realizing 
the words of the song : 

" Be nnited, finn and true. 
Bright the hopes before us." 


All of the three Delta U. graduates in the class of '86, viz. : Mil- 
ton N. Frantz, Fred B. Price and William A. Wilson were Com- 
mencement speakers. 

Brothers J. S. Bovingdon, J. H. Lynch and M. J. Fletcher spent 
the summer at Chautauqua. 

William A. Wilson delivered the Class. Day oration at Commence- 

Will Eaton, '88, has entered Drew Theological Seminary, Madi- 
son, N. J. 

Lincoln E. Rowley, '88, is principal of the Union School at Syd- 
ney Plains, N. Y. 

Edward E. Hill, '88, is teaching at Lysander, N. Y. 

On Monday evening, September 20, the members of the Syracuse 
Chapter, together with numerous alumni and several friends, met at 
No. 210 Madison street and enjoyed a few hours very pleasantly. 
Among the alumni present were, the Rev. S. T. Fovd^ Madison, '78 ; 
George G. Truair, Hamilton^ '64 ; the Rev. L. F. Congdon, Roches* 
ter, '67 ; Edwin Nottingham, '76 ; Richard E. Day, '77, and Frank 
H. Howard, '81. The bringing together alumni and undergradu- 
ates socially proved to be most profitable and enjoyable to all. 

Milton J. Fletcher was one of the speakers at the Sophomore Elo- 
cutionary Rehearsal. 

The thirteenth annual invitation banquet of the Syracuse Chapter 
occurred at the Hotel Burns on Friday evening, Oct. i. After the 
elaborate repast had been treated with ample justice, the toast mas- 
ter, John S. Bovingdon, '87, proposed the following toasts : Our 
Fraternity, William S. Eaton, '87 ; Co-education, Milton J. Fletcher, 
'88 ; Non-Secrecy, Edwin Nottingham, '76 ; College Life, De Witt 
S. Hooker, '87 ; " 90," Seward N. Transue, '88 ; Our Prospects, 
George W. Kennedy, '89. Prof. Newton A. Wells, '77, and Hiram 


H. Henderson, '85, each made some very pleasant and interesting re- 
marks. A general good time followed, the bond of Delta U. being 
greatly strengthened. 

F. C. Lyford, '88, has returned to College. 

S. N. Transue, ,86, and J. S. Transue, '87, have both returned to 
College and joined '88. 

Our new initiates, all of '90, are James Simpson Clark, Seward, 
N. Y.; Fred Vining Fisher, 346 Clifton Place, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
William A. Jenner, Clyde, N. Y. ; E. Edward Marsh, Fort Ann, N. 
Y. ; J. Wilbur Somerville, Johnsburg, N. Y. ; Abbot Yates Wilcox, 
Mexico, N. Y. 


Our members are rejoicing in the purchase of an elegant new 
piano for the hall. The alumni and active members of the Chapter 
all contributed liberally and made the enterprise a success. We ex- 
pect to enjoy it very much, and consider the money and labor (which 
were necessary to secure it) well expended. The hall has been fitted 
up better than ever before and is comfortable and handsome. We 
hope to do some good work this term. 

The Rock River Conference has just had its forty-seventh an- 
nual session in Evanston. Nearly one-half of its members are alumni 
of this University, or of Garrett Biblical Institute, among whom are 
a number of Delta U's. In honor of their visit the Chapter tendered 
an informal reception to them in the hall on the evening of the 9th 
inst. The following reverend gentlemen are alumni of the Chapter^ 
who are members of the Conference : P. H. Swift, '81, of Rockford,. 
111.; R. H. Pooley, '82, of Joliet, 111.;. Fred Porter, '81, of Batavia^ 
111.; William R. Chamberlain, '81 ; J. M. Cormack, '8i ; Leon E. 
Bell, '84 ; Robert I. Fleming, 'S6 ; W. F. Atchison, '84. The fol- 
lowing alumni were also present at the festivities : P. D. Middle- 
kauflF, '82 ; N. C. Miller, '81, and Frank Cook, '85. Toasts were re- 
sponded to, and addresses were made by Messrs. Swift, Porter^ 
Pooley, Miller, Chamberlain, Middlekauff, Cook and Fleming, which 
were heartily enjoyed by the younger members present. 

Frank Middlekauff, '87, was recently initiated. 

Oscar Middlekauff is president of the Junior class, and Hastie 
Odjers of the Freshman class. 


O. Middlekauffy '88, and Forest Beers, '89, are elected Contestants 
on the Declamation contest, which occurs in December. 

Charles H. Brand, '87, is president of the Adelphic Literary 

Charles H. Brand and Hugh D. Atchison,' 87, are on the Adelphic 
Oratorical contest which takes place in February.* 

We regret that three of ourlSophomores will not be with us this 
year. Fred Demorest and Robert Holden are in business in Chicago 
and C. W. Ferguson expects to preach. jAll will be back*next year. 


The first meeting of the Harvard Chapter for the present College 
year]took place on Monday, Oct. 4. -JThere was a full attendance of 
the members, and brothers Dow and Dolley, '87, of the Colby Chap- 
ter were present. 

At the regular business meeting the following officers were elected 
for the first half-year ; President, W. L. Currier, '87 ; Vice-Presi- 
dent, J. Harvey Robinson, '87 ; Secretary, E. G. Tewksbury, '87. 
The following have been elected to serve for the whole College year : 
Treasurer, W. F. Osgood, '86 (G. S.) ; Chorister, J. R. Eldridge, '87 
Quarterly Editor, Frank N. Nay, '87 ; Corresponding Secretary, 
H. H. G. Bingham, '87. 

The prospects for the Chapter during the present year are excep- 
tionally favorable. The members are earnest and enthusiastic and 
the splendid success of last year has given the society a higher rank 
than ever in the College, a rank which the present men will endeavor 
to make permanent. A new delegation will soon be elected from '88 
and a few '89 men will also be received. 

Snyder, '86, who led his class, has received a fellowship, and is 
studying in Germany. 

Richardson, '86, has returned from a bicycle tour in Europe, and 
is taking a post graduate course here. 

The members of the Fraternity who board at Memorial have se- 
cured a separate table for their own use. 


Thomas Polleys, with '87 through Junior year, has entered the 
Junior Law class. He has been elected President of the University 
Choral Club, also Treasurer of the Junior Law class. 


Claude V. Seeber, '87, is one of the general editors of the yEgis 
the College paper. 

Fredolin Beglinger, ^%Zy is Vice-President ot the Athenaean Liter- 
ary Society, also one of the editors of the Trochos^ the College annual 
published by the Junior class. 

Frederick H. Whitton is Secretary of the Athenaean Literary So- 
ciety, also a Sergeant in the University Battallion. 

Our new initiates are Fredolin Beglinger, '88, of Oshkosh. Wis., 
and Edward Kremers, '89, of Milwaukee ,Wis. 


In accordance with our custom we have not been in haste to take 
in new men. We have taken in only two thus far, but are becoming 
sufficiently well acquainted so that we may safely take in more soon. 
The names of the two taken in are Lawrence L. Baell, Cumberland 
Md.,and Christian H. Grube, Morgantown, Fa. 

The old prejudice against the new fraternity is still perceptible, 
but it is gradually giving way, and we propose to take in only such 
men that we will compel the respect of our fellows. 

Our Chapter sent out sixteen copies of our last year's College an- 
nual, and in return have received many similar publications. We 
are glad to notice that Delta U. is well represented in all the pub 
lications sent to us. 


On Friday Morning, July 2, five members of the Columbia Chap- 
ter left the city to camp out for two weeks at White Lake, Sullivan 
Co., N. Y. They were Oscar J. Cohen, 'S6 ; Leonard D. White, '87 ; 
Charles S. Eytinge, '87 ; William S. Barstow, '87, and William Gas- 
ten, '87. We went by the Erie Railroad to Port Jervis, and thence 
by a branch road to Monticello. From Monticello we reached White 
Lake by an eight miles ride in a tally-ho. We amused ourselves by 
the way in making sweet music upon various tin horns of different 
pitch and quality to the terror of the horses, the annoyance of a fel- 
low passenger and the wonder and delight oi the rural population. 
Our destination was reached in safety, upon which fact we soon found 
reason to congratulate ourselves, as the very next afternoon the 
coach toppled over, and several passengers were more or less injured. 
We were .obliged to wheel our baggage from the Prospect House 



down a steep hill to the boat landing, and thence to transfer it in boats 
to our proposed camping place. 

The afternoon of our arrival was well employed in setting up our 
main tent and making preparations for a comfortable night's rest 
Unfortunately, however, four of us — Brother Eytinge being the ex- 
ception — were imprudent enough to drink one or two cups of strong 
coffee for supper, and this, together with the continual croaking of a 
neighboring bull-frog, kept us awake most of the night. The entire 
following day was occupied in putting our camp in first-class order, 
and that night we were so tired that we considered it necessary to 
compensate ourselves for the loss of sleep the preceding night. Not 
until a late hour Sunday morning did the glowing sun succeed in 
opening our weary eyes. 

White Lake is about one mile long, and from a quarter of a mile 
to a mile wide. It is connected by a narrow inlet with Amber Lake, 
a small body of water formerly called Mud Pond, whose waters are 
said to possess medicinal properties. Our camp was situated on the 
former lake, about a half of a mile from the Prospect House. The 
Prospect House, which is the best hotel in the place, is kept by Mr. 
W. C. Kinne, whose father is the proprietor of the Mansion House. 
At both hotels we were frequent visitors, and participated in several 
entertainments which were given. 

Our camp consisted of three tents, a sleeping tent, a cooking tent, 
and a baggage tent. A fly thrown over the first kept it entirely dry, 
even during the heaviest rain. After fixing our tents we built a dock, 
and on the end of the dock was placed, through the ingenuity of 
Brother Barstow, an electric bell. From the top of a lofty flag-staff 
waved a flag on which were painted in gilt the initial letters of the 
Fraternity. Several signs bearing the inscription " Camp Delta Up- 
silon " adorned the surrounding trees. We were very fortunate in 
finding a table ready made, formerly used as a pulpit from which, it 
was said, a minister addressed numerous members of the Y. M. C. A. 
Thanks to the oil stove which we had brought from New York, we 
experienced no trouble in preparing our meals. We took turns in 
cooking, two of us being on duty every day. Although slight mis* 
takes were sometimes made, such as the omission or superabundance 
of salt, a keen appetite took little notice of such trifles. Probably 


washing dishes was the most irksome part of our work, but we sogn 
became accustomed even to that. 

The Fourth of July was celebrated at White Lake by a series of 
races and contests in which we participated. As our efforts were not 
crowned with brilliant success, it may be prudent to omit particulars. 
At Corby's, a boarding house on the opposite side of the lake 
from the hotels, there were staying a party of fifteen young men who 
were taking a two weeks' vacation from business cares. Among them 
there were some very good singers, and it was their custom to sere- 
nade the different houses in the village. As it was generally known 
that there were a party of Columbia students camping on the lake, 
and as this Corby party sang a large number of college songs, it is 
not very surprismg that we were supposed to be the serenaders. At 
any rate on two occasions and from different sources we received a 
large cake. One of the cakes was beautifully iced, and was a present 
from Psi Upsilon to Delta Upsilon. 

Brother White was obliged to leave us on the second Tuesday 
after our arrival. We had intended to break up camp the following 
Friday, and on Thursday night gave a farewell reception. The camp 
was illuminated with Chinese lanterns, and refreshments were served, 
consisting of lemonade, candy, and the Psi Upsilon cake, which we 
had reserved for that occasion. The reception was terminated by a 
moonlight row. 

When Friday came we decided to remain until Monday, on which 
date we at last broke up camp, having had an exceedingly enjoyable 
time. Brother Barstow remained at the Prospect House the rest of 
the season. 


Our Chapter has moved its headquarters across the Lehigh River 
to Bethlehem, and we are now located at No. 60 Main street. We 
have furnished our rooms very elegantly and are now very pleasantly 
situated. We extend a cordial invitation to all Brothers to look in 
-on us and see how the " baby " is faring. 

Benjamin A. Cunningham, '87, is at present engaged on the engi- 
neer's corps of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, but rejoins us in the 
course of a week. 

John M. Howard, '87, is half back on the University foot-ball 
eleven. He is also Vice-President of the Engineering Society. 


Robert L. Whitehead, '87, who represented us last year at the 
Convention, greatly disappointed our Chapter by not returning ta 
College. He has accepted the position of Chemist of the Crozer 
Iron Company at Roanoke, Va. 

Harlan S. Miner, '88, is one of the seven editors of the.^'/^iyf^,the 
College annual. 

Luther R. Zollinger, is managing editor of the Epitonu. 

Brother Charles J. Parker, '88, has been elected Corresponding 
Secretary of our Chapter. His address is. Box 327, South Bethle- 
hem, Pa, 

We have initiated five very promising men ^from the class of '90, 
two of them were students at Prof. Ubrich*s Preparatory School for 
Lehigh University, and both entered College free from conditions. 
Our new brothers are William Jennings, Harrisburg, Pa.; Joseph 
William Stone, New Orleans, La; C. W. Piatt, New York ; W. H. 
Peck, Utica, N. Y., and C. E. Fink, Harrisburg, Pa., all of '90, and 
Lester Clark Taylor, Pawtucket, R. L, '89. 



A dew drop once a flowret spied, — 
Fair flower in field a-growing ; 

And then in all that field so wide 

Though richer they with tints be glowing, 
Though rarer perfumes they be throwing, 
Stems taller and leaves broader showing, 

For it no other flowers abide. 

No thought has it for aught beside — ] 

Only the flowret by dew drop spied — 
Fair flower in field a-growing. 

The flower low bent its lovely head — 
Fair flower in field a-growing ; 

With love the dew drop to it sped. 

Its all on this false flower bestowing. 
Nought but its bliss ecstatic knowing, 
Though for its love, its life was flowing — 

For flowrets drink the drops they wed. 

Content, the dew drop, to be dead. 

The fond loved flowret its death bed, 
Fair flower in fleld a-growing. 

Joseph N. GoLDBACHERy 

Manhattan^ '74. 

Jtt plcnxoriam. 


UNION, '54. 

Philo G. Valentine was born in Berkshire, Tioga Co., N. Y., 
May 5, 1832. His early ^education was received in the district 
school, and, desiring to continue further his studies, he went to 
Cazenovia Seminary and graduated in 1S52. He then entered 
Union College and graduated in the class of 185^. The honorary 
degree of A.M. was conferred upon him in 1 869. His medical edu- 
cation began at Michigan University, from which he graduated in 
1856, whence he removed to New Orleans, La., and immediately 
commenced the practice of his profession. While at New Orleans 
he also attended the University of Louisiana, from which institution 
he received the ad eundem degree in 1861. When the rebellion broke 
out he enlisted in the Southern service as assistant surgeon in the 
Second Kentucky Regiment, under General Bragg, and was soon 
promoted to the rank of surgeon, in which capacity he served faith- 
fully until the close of the war. 

He was married in 1862 to Miss Kate Ready Baird, of Murphys- 
boro, Tenn., who died of a malignant disease in i874,Jeaving one 
child, a son. In 1872 Dr. Valentine accepted an invitation to 
become Professor of the Principles and Practice of Surgery in the 
Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri, and in that year took up 
his residence in St. Louis. From this time until death he remained 
with the college, and the long period of years through which he held 
his position attest to the faithfulness with which his duties were done, 
and to the high esteem in which both Trustees and Faculty held 
him. He was also appointed Registrar of the college in 1873. ^'^ 
1878 the doctor commenced the publication of the St. Louis Clinical 
Review^ a journal devoted to the advancement of medicine and the 
collateral sciences, and which six years later was merged into the St. 
Louis Periscope. In 1879 Dr. Valentine married Miss Clara V. 
Hodge, an estimable young lady of St. Louis, who, with her son, 


still somres to mourn the losa of a devuted husband and father. 
For fully two years before his fatal disease incapacitated him tor 
farther labors he faithfull? attended bis daily round of professioaal 
and ediioria! duties, and reg-j'.arly dniivered his lectures at the col- 
leje. He was scarcely known to miss a lecture, and had won for 
himself from the students the appeilation of ** Old Reliable," thoagh 
his age did not sanction the tenn. By September, 1884, however, 
his disease had ba.'Tied the skill of Sc. Louis Physicians, and be was 
sent to Middletown, N", Y.. where he eipired of cerebral bemonhage 
December 12, iSS^. He was taken to Henderson, Ky.. his former 
home, and laid to rest 

" Beneath tbe nprcss. 

The only coostaat mocmer of the dead. 

Where all moM sleep ai lasi. ud vben Che only ni g etiu g is 'Good oifliL' " 


iriW ¥OKK, '74. 

First Lieutenant William M. Medcalfe, AVw Vori, '74, died at 

Sandy Hook, N. J., October 31st, under very distressing drcnm- 


Brother Medcalfe was engaged in directing the filling of shells for 
a la-incb mortar which was being tested by the Government Old- 
nance Board. Carelessness of a prirate, who attempted to force 
borne a cap which did not fit the shell, resulted in the ezplosioo of 
the shell, and his own death and that of Lieatenant Medcalfe. 

Brother Medcalfe left the oniTersity before gradnation to enter 
West Point Military Academy. Thence he was giadoatcd with 
honor, and immediauly entered the Army. He was a man of great 
popularity wbererer be was, and was a favorite in college, army and 
•ocial circle*. 

He was 33 yean of age. 

His loss will be widely felt ; and the shocking fact that his un- 
timely end was caused by an occurrence in time of peace, which is a 
frequent one during the progress of a battle, renders the blow 
beaTier. A. W .F. 



BROWN, '87. 

Whereas, It has seemed good to Him Who doeth all things well, 
to remove by sudden death our esteemed brother, Augustus D. 
Wheeler; therefore, 

Resolved^ That the Brown Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity 
feels that it has lost an earnest and devoted member, whose influence 
over us will be lasting, and whose virtues we shall strive to emulate. 

Resolved^ That we extend our deep sympathy to the relatives and 
friends of our deceased brother, with the prayer that God may sus- 
tain them in this hour of their bereavement. 

Resolved^ That these resolutions be entered on the records of the 
society, published in the college paper and the Fraternity Quar- 
terly, and that a copy be sent to the bereaved family. 

For the Chapter, 

C. L. White, \ 

W. W. Wakeman, [• Com, 

W, F. Arringtox, ) 


The Axe and Coffin, a Senior society formerly existing at Colum- 
bia, has been revived. 

In one of the photographs taken by a Buffalo, N. Y., artist, the 
lace scarf of Mrs. Cleveland is seen to be daintily fastened by a Sigma 
Phi pin. 

It is said that some of the fraternity conventions held in New York 
during the winter were seriously crippled in their business sessions by 
the absence of many of the delegates, the attractions of the city prov- 
ing too strong. 

Beta Theta Pi has finally died at Harvard. The Chapter at one 
time numbered about twenty, and had some good men in it. The 
character of the men, however, was mixed, and dissensions sprung 
ap which have at last resulted in the death of the Chapter. 


Two Other fraternities are represented here, Delta Upsilon and Chi Psi. To 
determine our relative standing, a close comparison is unnecessary. — Middlehury 
Corrtspondent Delta Kappa EpHlon Quarterly, 

From a table published in our last issue, it will be seen that during 
the years that all three fraternities have been represented, Chi ISi 
has taken $3,950 in prizes and scholarship. Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
$5,000, and Delta Upsilon, $8,000. Here, then, is a case of a Chap- 
ter correspondent of D. K. E., who not only admits that the standing 
of his Chapter is inferior to that of another, but openly advertises the 
fact. Perhaps, though, the correspondent thought that by saying 
" comparison is unnecessary," he would frighten rivals from making 
that comparison which^ now made, proves so damaging to him. He 
has been trying what is sometimes termed a "bluff" game^ and 
fashioned it somewhat after the report of the Harvard correspondent 
of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly. 

We acknowledge with pleasure the receipt of a " Manual of Phi 
Delta Theta,*' by Mr. Walter B. Palmer, formerly editor of the Phi 
Delta Theta Scroll, It is a convenient hand-book, containing fifty- 
four pages of matter, interesting not only to the members of the Phi 
Delta Theta Fraternity, but also to outsiders, on account of the 
character and accuracy of the information it contains. 

The manual opens with a " Sketch of the Fraternity,'* in which 
the particulars of the founding, at Miami University, in 1848, and its 
subsequent history, are freely given, assisted by copious foot notes. 
" Prominent Members " occupy four and a half pages, and are fol- 
lowed by *' Statistics of Fraternities," in which the college, and date 
of founding, number and geographical distribution of chapters by 
States, name and date of establishment of official organ, and the 
colors of the various college fraternities, are given. '^ Statistics of 
Colleges " form the closing Chapter, and under the title of each col- 
lege and university are given its location, date of foundation, religious 
denomination, endowment, and amount of annual income, number of 
professors in Faculty, number of students in each department, tuition, 
number of scholarships, volumes in library, names of publications by 
the students, college colors, name and date of establishment of the 
Greek-letter chapters. Copies will be mailed to any address on 
receipt of price — thirty cents for paper, and fifty cents for the cloth 
edition — by Mr. Walter B. Palmer, Nashville, Tenn. 


We have one of the first two men in each of the three upper classes ; Delta 
I'p ilon has none. — Maditon UnivirHty correspondent Delta Kappa Epsilon 
i^.iart^fy, October, 1884. 

Considering the fact that the Madison Chapter of Delta Upsilon 
has had thirteen out of the last nineteen valedictorians, we await with 
complacency the official announcement of standing in June. — Delta 
Upsilon Quarterly, February, 1885. 

The "official announcement " has arrived, and our " complacency " 
is rewarded. Beta Theta Pi, with one man in the class, has the first 
honor ; Delta Upsilon, with three men, receives the second and third 
honors ; while poor Delta Kappa Epsilon, with ten men, only gets the 
fourth, fifth and sixth honors. And now some one heartlessly insin- 
uates that perhaps if Delta Kappa Epsilon had had a membership of 
eighty (80) men in the class, as they do at Harvard, they probably 
wouldn't have had any honors at all. — Delta Upsilon Quarterly, 
May, 1885. 

'^6 has just graduated and is another class, in which, according 
to the Delta Kappa Epsilon correspondent, Delta Upsilon had neither 
first nor second man. The " official announcement " having again 
arrived, we find that Brother Whitford has taken second honor. 


" To enumerate. the honors that the members of the Alpha have received at the 
hands of their University and their fellow-students, would not only be no small 
task, but to us, a superfluous one* That a body of students chosen as are our 
members from the whole class should include those most prominent in all directions, 
would be noteworthy. That it does include them is a matter of course — and a 
fact — may not be amiss to mention, as not so obviously, of course — though 
really little less so — that the original plays written and acted by our members 
have been a great feature of our chapter life." 

At least, so says the Harvard correspondent of the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Quarterly. We can safely commend this bit of correspon- 
dence to the Diamond and other organs which do not believe in 
letting the outside world know their secrets, even when the secrets 
are published in cold and unfeeling print. The reader of this item 
in the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly will be surely more than ever 
impressed with the mystery in which the deeds of secrecy present 
themselves to the wondering outsider. As to the suggestion of a 
friend at our elbow, that the -punctuation of the last sentence involves 


profane interpolations, that we cannot for a moment believe. A 
body of students chosen f^om the whole class, including prominence 
in all directions, and really little less, though of course not so obvi- 
ously, authors and actors of original dramas could never be suspected 
of such violation of good taste. 

Why should Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa Epsilon be allowed 
longer to monopolize Yale College ? While it is unquestionably true 
that a large proportion of the vast number of men from the Junior 
class who join the two societies each year care very little about them, 
still they are nevertheless members, and in after years, when fame 
has spread its mantle over them, these societies will be not at all 
backward in claiming them as among their shining lights. Moreover, 
it is a well-known fact that with college men, as the years roll on, their 
love grows stronger for their old college associations, and some, per- 
haps, which interested them then less than others, may appeal more 
strongly to them now. The fact must also be borne ever in mind 
that in these days of fraternity progress, with rare exceptions, the most 
prominent men of every fraternity are among those of the Alumni 
who display the most interest and devotion to their society, and 
further, that the men who, practically speaking, amount to nothing 
in the world's great struggle for fame and fortune, never show the 
slightest interest in their college organization. Thus it is that these 
two societies, Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa Epsilon, get from their 
Yale Chapters, where from each class, thirty to sixty-five men are 
initiated, some prominent men who are of use to them*, and the others, 
who take no interest in their welfare at all, are useful, at least, in 
swelling the membership roll. Now, we believe the time has come 
for other societies to share some of the •* plums " which Psi Upsilon 
and Delta Kappa Epsilon have been drawing uncontested from the 
Yale "pudding" for the last thirty years; and we believe further 
that there is no other society which can better lead the way into Yale 
than Delta Upsilon, ever in the van of all fraternity enterprises. Her 
banner of non-secrecy will give her an advantage in making this 
move which none others possess, for there are men in Yale, as well as 
elsewhere, who will not join a secret society. In the class of '86, 
which has just graduated, there were fifty-six men who belonged 
neither to Psi Upsilon nor Delta Kappa Epsilon, and among these 
fifty-six were seven of the eighteen Phi Beta Kappa men of the class. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennial 
Catalogue published in 1884, and with this object in view, alumni and friends of 
the Fraternity are earnestly requested to send items of interest, changes of addreta, 
«tc., concerning members of the Fraternity, to the Editor of this department, 
Robert James Eidlitz, 123 East Seventy-second Street, New York. 


'37. (jtorge N. Turner resided in various towns in Michigan as surveyor on 
the Central Railroad, 1838-49. In 1849 he went across the plains to California, 
and has since been engaged in mining and farming. His present address is Sonora, 
Tuolumne Co. , Cal. 

'38. The Hon. William Bross of the Chicago Trihifu, is Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of Lake Forest University. 

'39. Jonathan Ford was principal of the Claverack, N. Y., Academy 1839-40 
and of the Hudson, N. Y.. Academy 1841-48; he taught in Milwaukee, Wis., 
1851-52, and was in the book and stationery business 1852-57. In 1857 he began 
teaching again, and during the years 1859-61 was Superintendent of Schools in 
Milwaukee. In 1861 he engaged in the insurance business and in 1867 moved to 
Kansas City, Mo., where he still resides. His address is 608 Wyandotte Street. 

'44. Ambrose N. Danforth, M. D., studied medicine and graduated at Berk- 
shire Medical College in 1847, and commenced to practice in Stamford, Vt. 
remaining till the fall of 1849, when he removed to Maryland. Here he became 
distinguished id his profession; but early in the war he was driven from home for 
his decided Unionism. He was a captain in the Union army for a while, and 
finally settled in western Virginia. He died quite suddenly in 1867 of typhoid 

'44. James Green after leaving college, farmed and studied law. In 1849 ^^ 
removed to Lowell, Wis., where he purchased a farm which he has successfully 
cultivated, and still lives there in comfortable circumstances and respected by all. 
He was elected to the office of Justice of the Peace in 185 1; Town Treasurer in 
1853 ; and Superintendent of Common Schools. 

'44. George Hodges was born in Rutland, Vt. , and passed his boyhood there. 
He fitted for college at Lanesboro. Leaving college in his Junior year he entered 
his father's business for two or three years, and after that was engaged in mercan- 
tile pursuits in New York for several years, going thence to Chicago, where he 
carried on a large grocery business. For two or three years he was associated 
with some of the larger Chicago banking houses, carrying on business in Georgia. 
Returning to New York he afterwards spent several years in London and South 
America in the interests of London capitalists. His health becoming impaired, 
under the advice of physicians he sailed tor the south of Europe in January, 1883, 
but arriving at Gibraltar, was obliged to return to New York and died August 
I3p 1883. 


'44. John P. Lansing was a farmer 1S44-55, at WatcrvHct, N. Y., and taught 
the public school at Minaville. N. V.. 1S51-53 He was professor of languages at 
Priscetown Academy. N. Y., iS 53-54. Principal of public schools, Amsterdam 
and Glorenrille. N. Y., 1854-56. at Ephratah, N. Y., 1856-58. Principal of the 
academies at Knox, N. Y., 1S5S-63 ; at Carlisle, N. Y., 1863-66 ; at Sp^certown. 
N. Y., 1866-67 : at IJathon.tlic-lliidjton, 1867-69 ; at Cambridge, N. Y., 1869-71 ; 
at Bennington, Yt., 1871-74- Mnce the latter date he has Ihred at West Troy, N. Y., 
and has taught in the public schools of Albany county and those adjoining. In 
1880 be was census enumerator and special agent for the manufacturing statistics. 
For several years past he has assisted in compiling the Albany and Troy directo- 
tories. Present address, loa Utica street. West Troy, N. Y. 

'44* Samuel M. I.asell. M. I)., left college at the close of his Junior year 
and studied medicine. He was a physician at Chatham Four Comers, N. Y., and 
died at his native place, Schoharie, N. Y., December 6, 1859, aged 31 years. He 
had two brothers, Nathaniel Lascll, '39, and Josiah Lascll, '44, both deceased, who 
were also members of the fraternity. 

'44. Calvin W. Marsh left college at the end of his Sophomore year. He 
was for a time a vessel owner on the lakes at Sandusky, Ohio, and afterwards a 
ooomiiation merchant at St. Louis. At the outbreak of the late war he entered the 
aarvlce aa major of one of the German regiments, and owing to his great famil- 
iarity with men and things at St. Louis, was successively placed upon the staflfs of 
Generals Halleck, Curtis and Schofield, as lieutenant-colonel. He died June 25, 
X873, at St. Louis, Mo., aged 48. 

'45. The Rev. Charles D. Huck, D. D., preached the sermon at the fiftieth 
aaniversarv of the Reformed Church at Middletown, N. J., on July 4. Brother 
B«ck has been pastor of the church since 1877. 

'$2, Thi Nrw York Observer, of September 23, says : " Rev. Dr. Llewel* 
lyn Pratt, of Hartford Theological Seminary, again preached at the Broadway 
Tabernacle. Dr. Pratt has supplied this church during the absence of its pastor, 
and his preaching has been strong and very acceptable to the people." 

'6a. The University of Kansas is growing in strength and efficiency c^fHT 
year. It has just erected a handsome hall to be devoted to natural history, which 
will be named Snow Hall in honor of Professor Francis H. Snow. — New York 

'63. The Rev. Alexander M. Merwin studied theology at Princeton, 1863-66.. 
wbea be graduated. In 1866, he left for Chili, S. A., where he was a missionary 
most of the time under the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. In 1880, he 
reodred the degree of A. M. from Yale. He has contributed liberally to varioos 
rsUgioos journals in America. During the years 1868-74, he was associate editor 
of the Valparaiso Record and from 1874-85, was editor of the Heralds, Brother 
Merwin la now supplying the Presbyterian Church at Santa Barbara, Cal. He 
writes the Information Bureau as follows : *'The society was in a flourishing 
OODdition during most of my college life at Williams. Many oT the members- 
would have been gladly welcomed to membership in the best secret societies. 
There was, however, a lack of that esprit de co^s and fellowship which now,, 
happily, characterizes Delta Upsilon. The need of our society seems more appar- 
ent to me as the years move on. Many students on entering college are opposed, 
00 principle, to secret institutions, and it is good for them to find a band of manly^ 
and earnest fellows who will aid them in maintaining their convictions. An old 
gfadnate of Williams, now one of the most distinguished men in Massachusetts, 
writes me, concerning Alma Mater : 'It has become .... overwhelmed 
with secret society influence. Some of this is bad, I think.* It will give me 
pleasure to aid, according to my ability, in furthering the interests of the Frater- 
nity. As regards self, ill health obliged me to drop from '62 at the end of Sopho- 


more year, and enter '63 as Junior. Owing to the death of two children within 
two years at Valparaiso, phjrsicians urged my seeking a more favorable climate for 
those that remained. It was my privilege to establish the first Protestant Chilian 
church in Valparaiso, which on my departure had a congregation of about 300 ; 
also a native day school of 200 pupils, and a 'Sheltering Heme' for destitute 
children. When some of the good students of Williams take a walk around Mis- 
sion Park, let them think of the voice from Chili and Peru, 'Come over and 
help us.'" 

'86. Orlando C. Bidwell has begun the study of law with Denton & McDow- 
ell. 335 East Water street, Elmira, N. Y. Mr. Denton is District Attorney of 
Chemung county, thus affording Brother Bidwell a fine opportunity for his study. 

'86. George II. Flint says of himself : " After trying for a position to tcachr 
I am still at home on my father's large farm, where I shall probably remain for 
the present." 

'86. Charles H. Perry, after spending the summer at Rockport, Mass., has 
entered the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Mass. 

'86. Arthur V. Taylor writes: '*I am teaching Mathematics and Latin at 
Greylock Institute, and also have charge of the *gym.' I have not finally decided 
on teaching as a profession, but shall follow it for the next two or three years." 


'3Q. " George Thompson, ex-Judge of the City Court in Brooklyn, died 
yesterday, at his home, No. 121 Clymer street, that city, from pneumonia. He was- 
bom in Stamford, N. Y., in 181 8. and had lived in Brooklyn for forty years. He 
began the practice of law in 1848 and edited The Kings County Pairiot, At one 
time he was Corporation Counsel, when that office was elective, and served two- 
terms and subsequently he was Superintendent of Common Schools. In z866 he 
was the Democratic candidate for City Judge and was elected over Judge George 
G. Reynolds, who then held the office. His term expired in 1872 and then Judge 
Rejncids succeeded him. Judge Thom]>son spent three years in Europe. After 
his return his mind gave way for a time, but he regained sanity, although he was 
never well afterward. He left two daughters. The funeral will be privately con- 
ducted by the Rev. Dr. A. McCnllagh."— A>w York Trihme, Nov. 9, 1886. 

'4a Judge Amos G. Hull has moved his law office from 21 Park Row Xxy 
Room 52 in the Morse Building, 140 Nassau street. 

'40. '* Dr. Jarvis Rogers Mowbray, of Bay Shore, L. I., died July 31. He- 
had been County Treasurer of Suffolk county." — Niw York Sun. 

'48. Professor William L. Akin is principal of the University Grammar 
School, 1473 Broadway, N. Y. The school is now in its forty-ninth year and has 
famished Delta U. with many good members. 

'50. The Rev. Rabbi J. W. Buckland. D. D., was bom at Deerfield, Oneida 
county, N. Y., on December 16, 1829. At the age of seventeen he entered Union 
College as a Sophomore, and in 1850, graduated at the head of his class. The 
greater part of the two succeeding years was spent in teaching in New York, He 
then entered Union Theolo^^ical Seminary from which he graduated in 1855. He 
was then ordained pastor of the Olive Branch Baptist church in New York city, 
over which he remained one year. From New York he went to Sing Sing and 
there spent the following seven years as pastor of the Baptist church. He then- 
returned to New York and for five years was pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. 
In Z869 he was called to the chair of Church History in the Rochester Theological 
Seminary, which position, although the presidency of Shurtleff College had been 
offered him in 1871, he occupied until his death. He died at Rochester, Januarys 
30, 1877, aged 46 years. 


'50. Edwin D. Helms, M. D., studied at the College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons, New York City, and graduated therein 1853. He practiced his profession 
m St. Louis, 1855-63, and since the latter date has been located in Quincy, IlL 
Brother Helm has been professor and lecturer on the ** Principles and Practice of 
Surgery," in the Quincy Medical College, since 1885. He resides at Jersey and 
■Sixteenth streets, and has his office at 528 Hampshire street. 

51. Rey. Dr. Charles S. Vedder, of Charleston, S. C, who is President of 
the New England Society of that city, rendered much valuable assistance during 
the recent earthquake excitement. 

The Rev. Dr. Charles S. Vedder, the pastor of the ancient Huguenot church 
'Of Charleston, which was so badly damaged by the earthquake, is at the St. Deois 
Hotel. Dr. Vedder is a genial, whole-souled man, whose long white locks, well- 
formed hf ad and bright eyes stamp him as a man well calculated to attend to 
the spiritual and intellectual wants of a body of people. He began his career as a 
compositor in the publishing house of Harper Brothers in this city. One of his 
objects in coming North is to obtain funds with which to repair his church, 
which is so wrecked that $6,000 will be required. — New York Tribune, 

53. The Rev. James C. Laverty was Rector of St. John's Parish, Bellefonte, 
Pa., and St. Paul's, Canton, Ohio. He was chaplain in the U. S. Army, and 
retired February 5, 1864. After graduation he joined the Masons and has t2iken 
the degrees of Master Mason, Mark Master and Knighthood, and also the 32d 
degree of the ancient Scottish rite. His present address is 2214 North Front street, 
PhiladelphU, Pa. 

'58. Isaac H. Kirby was a member of the first class in the Law School of 
Columbia College, under Professor Dwight. He was admitted to practice and 
practiced law successfully until the summer of 1862, when he died of Bright's dis- 
ease in New York city and was buried in Roslyn, L. I. He was prepared for col- 
lege by his brother, William W. Kirby, '55, also a member of the Fraternity. 

'61. '* Ex- Congressman Benjamin A. Willis, of the old Eleventh District* 
died October 14, at his residence. No. 205 West Fifty-seventh street, after an 
illness of six weeks, of Bnght's disease. He was born of Quaker parentage at 
Roslyn, N. Y., on March 24, 1840. He received his education at Union College, 
Schenectady, whence he was graduated in 1861. He studied law at the National 
Law School at Poughkeepsie, and with William M. Ingraham, of Brooklyn, and 
was admitted to the Bar in the same year that he left college. He began practice 
at once, but continued in it only a short time. In 1862 he gave up his profession 
to go to the front in the war of the rebellion. He raised a company at his own 
expense and entered the army as its captain. The company was assigned to the 
One Hundred and Nineteenth New York State Volunteers. He participated in 
the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain, Wauhatchie, and 
Chattanooga. He was twice promoted, being first made Major of the regiment 
which he entered as Captain, and afterward becoming Colonel of the Twelfth New 
York State Volunteers. In 1864 he was honorably discharged and returned to this 
city, where he resumed the practice of law. He became active in politics as a 
reform Democrat, being especially vigorous in his opposition to Tammany Hall. 
He was elected a Representative in the Forty-fourth Congress. In 1872 he ran 
again, against Levi P. Morton, whom he defeated by a vote of 12,519 to 12,092. 
In 1874 he was elected over Isaac H. Bailey ; since 1878 he has been practicing 
law in the United Bank Building, No. 2 Wall Street. "—A'^w York Times, 

'85. William C. Mills, Jr., is studying law in Gloversville, N. Y. 

'85. W. Harlow Munsell is private secretary to the Superintendent of the 
Buffalo Car Shops, 

'8s. William F. Richards is draughting in Westeriy. R. I. 


'85. George F. Sprague is in business at Lawrence, Kan. 

'85. Robert J. Wands is flourishing as a florist in Albany, N. Y. 

*86. Gttstave S. Dorwin is studying law in Collector Magone's office, in St. 
Lawrence county. 

'86. Wilbur F. La Monte is rusticating at Richmondville, N. V. 

'86. William P. Landon is spending this year at home in Schenectady, N. Y., 
pursuing a course of study. 

'86. Frederick S. Randall is just beginning to be a lawyer at Batavia, N. Y. 


'57. James S. Baker is senior member of the Arm of Baker & Taylor, 
9 Bond Street, New York, who have recently published ** Our Country," by Rev. 
Josiah Strong, IVesiem Reserve^ '69, and "The New National Speaker," by Oliver 
£. Branch, Hamilton^ '73. 

'73. Oliver E. Branch is now in North Wcare, N. H. He has recently 
issued a series of Speakers known as the New National Speakers. 

'81. Leslie R. Groves. Esq., of Utica, thinking, no doubt, that preaching is 
quite essential as practicing, has g^ven up the law and gone into the study 
of theology. He entered Auburn Seminary in September. 

'82. David R. Roger, who was compelled to take a vacation from his studies 
at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, last spring, on account of a difficulty 
with his eyes, has returned. His eyes, he hopes, have been permanently cured. 

'84. Louis A. Scovel, M. D., was married to Miss Anna M. Whittlesey, of 
Lyons Falls. N. Y., September 29, 1886. The groom's father, Rev. Dwight 
Scovel, '54, performed the ceremony. Dr. Scovel is located at Cazenovia, where 
he has established a good practice, though he has been there less than a year. 

'84. George W. Warren has accepted the same position for another year, 
which he has had for the past two years, namely, the professorship of Latin and 
Elocution at Cazenovia Seminary, N. Y. 

'85. Plato T. Jones is in the Middle Class at Auburn Theological Seminary, 
Auburn, N. Y. 

•85. Thomas C. Miller entered Union Theological Seminary, New York, this 

'85. William T. Orraiston has decided to remain at Robert College, Con- 
stantinople, another year. 

'85. Edmund J. Wager is with the law firm of Barlow & Wetmore, 206 
Broadway, New York City. 

'86. E. Root Fitch, Jr., has been obliged to remain with his father, who has 
been in ill health, during the summer and autumn. He expects to go into 
business about January i, 1887. 

*86. Frederick W. Griffith is teaching in Kirkland Hall, an Episcopalian 
institution at Clinton, N. Y. 

'86. Philip N. Moore is principal of Peru Academy, Peru, N. Y. 

'86. James B. Parsons is teaching in the Clinton Grammar School, under 
Prof. Isaac O. Best, '67. 

'86. Charles S. Van Auken is in the real estate business at Lacrosse, Wis. 


'7X. The Rev. Otis Gary, Jr., taught at Stoughtonham Institute, Sharon, 
Mass., 1872-73; and at the Foxboro Home School, Foxboro, Mass., 1873-74. 
He was a student at the Andover Theological Seminary, 1874-77. From 1878-79 
he was a missionar)* of the American Board at Kobe, Japan, and since the latter 


date has been at Okayama. Since 1880 he has published various books in the 
Japanese language, and has also been an occasional contributor to the New York 
JndipituUnt and the JUustraUd Christian Wtekfy, of which Samuel E. Warner, 
IVimams, '43. is editor. 

'78. The Rev. Thomas L. Fisher was nurried to Miss Elizabeth D. Sharpies 
November 17th, 1886. at the Church of the Savior, West Philadelphia, Pa. 

'80. Charles S. Noyes has removed his law office from 198 Broadway, New 
York City, to the Potter Building on Nassau Street. 

'83. John H. Manning was married September 2, 1886, to Miss Mary F. 
Woodbridge, at Andover, Mass. Amherst Chapter was represented by George B. 
Foster, '83, and Edwin H. Whitehill, '87, who acted as "best man." 

'84. Edward M. Bassett has opened a law office at ao8 Main Street, Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

'84. Robert T. French, Jr., is at present studying medicine at the Buffalo 
Medical College. 

'85. Clarence M. Austin is engaged in real estate business in Chicago, 111. 

'£5, Herbert G. Mank is studying at the Andover Theological Seminary. 

'85. Charles H. Nichols is taking medical and expert testimony as law stenog- 
rapher, 95 Washington Street, Chicago, 111. 

'85. Edwin S. Tirrell is teaching at Spencer, Mass. 

'85. Edward Simons is still at Columbia Law School. 

'85. Edward R. Utley is studying medidne in Boston, Mass. 

•86. James M. H. Frederick is on the staff of the Cleveland, O., Zm^tt. 

•86. Frederick B. Peck is Professor of the Natural Sciences in Trinidad Col- 
lege, Trinidad, Colorado. 

•86. Harry B. Ferine is in the land and stock business, Cameron, Mo. 

'86. WiUiam F. Walker is studying law in Benson, Vt. 

•86. Harris H. Wilder is instructor in mathematics and the sciences in Jeffer- 
son High School, Irving Park, 111. 

•86. Robert A. Woods is at Andover Theological Seminary, 


•69. The Rev. Josiah Strong received the degree of D. D. from Adithirt CcU 
hfi at the last commencement. Brother Strong has become famous as the *J»or 
of " Our Country," a thoughtful litUe volume on the future of America. While 
portraying in vivid colors the dangers which threaten our civilization, the author i» 
ao pettimist, but the means of safety are clearly pointed out and a cahn lM>pe in the 
future greatness of our land pervades the entire book. It has now reached it» 
thirtieth thousand and is published by Baker & Taylor, N. Y. 

•80. Henry H. Hosford. who has been in Nebraska for three years, returns in 
September next to his old position as instructor in Western Reserve Academy at 
Hudson, O. Brother Hosford is a thorough scholar and the school is to be con- 
gratulated on its success in again securing his services. 

'80. Alfred W. Olcott. Jr„ was married last fall to Miss Carrie Hawk, of 
Akron, O. A goodly delegation of Delu U's were present. 

•82. The Rev. Charles D. Jacobs after his graduation at Auburn Theological 
Seminary was married May a6, 1884. to Miss Abbie Palmer, of Five Comers, New 
York, and is now located at Ishpeming. Marquette County, Mich. 

•83. John P. Sawyer graduated at the Cleveland Medical College with high 
honors at the last commencement. 


'84. James F. Cross made a fine record as third baseman in the Yale Univer- 
sity nine last season. 

'84. George C. Ford entered Harvard Law School this fall. 

'84. Arthur C. Ludlow has been preaching at the largest Presbyterian 
Church in South Cleveland during the vacation. His labors have been attended 
vrith great success and he has received a unanimous call to the pastorate of the 
church on the completion of his studies at Union Theological Seminary. 

'84. George R. Mathews spent the vacation in France. He returned in 
September to complete his course at Yale Divinity School. 

'84. Leland D. Rathbone, a member of the Western Reserve Chapter for 
one year, graduated at Oberlin in '84, and has since been instructor in Latin and 
English at Hopkins Academy, Oakland, Cal. Brother Rathbone paid Ohio a 
short visit this summer and returned to his California home with one of Ohio's 
charming daughters, having been married on July 6, to Miss Harriet P 
Streeter, a graduate of Oberlin College, '86. 

'84. Harley F. Roberts has entered the Post Graduate Department of Yale 
College for a two years' course in languages. 

'85. Fred. W. Ashley has received the appointment as Professor of Latini n 
St. Charles College, Mo. He is also editor of the college paper. 

'85. Frank L. Sperry has finished his course at Yale and is now at Sudbury, 

'86. Calvin A. Judson received the first honor at commencement. Brother 
Judson is the ninth Delta U. who has delivered the valedictory address in the 
last eighteen years. The reitiaining nine have been distributed among four other 

'86. John N. Weld will study law in Cleveland, O. 


'81. The Hon. Erastus C. Ryder will represent Springfield, Maine, in the 
House of Representatives, during the coming winter. 

'83. The Rev. Richard H. Baker is attending Newton Theological Seminary. 

'83. George W. Smith is attending Albany Law School. 

'83. Henry Trowbridge, Esq. , is practicing law in Denver, Col. 

'85. Burleigh S. Annis, after a year's successful service as principal of the 

Richmond, Va., high school, has accepted a position as teacher in the Wilbraham, 
Mass., Academy. 

'85. George R. Berry has entered Newton Theological Seminary after spend 
ing a year in teaching the Pembroke high school. 

'85. Frpd. A. Snow is in his second year in Newton Theological Seminary. 
Brother Snow preached at Cape Cod during the summer. 

'8$. William H. Snyder is principal of the high school at Littleton, Mass. 

'86. The Hon. Randall J. Condon was elected representative to the legisla- 
ture from Friendship, Me., by the largest majority ever given a candidate in that 
town. Brother Condon is also principal of the Richmond, Me., high school. 

'86. Horatio R. Dunham is principal of Paris Hill Academy, Paris Hill, Me. 

'86. Seldom B. Overlock is principal of the North Waldoboro, Me., high 

'86. Thomas T. Ramsdell is principal of the Shapleigh, Me., high school 

'86. Albert M. Richardson is teaching in the Wavland Seminary, Washing- 
ton, D. C, of which the Rev. George M. P. King, Cclly, '57, is president. 

'86. Elisha Sanderson has entered Newton Theological Seminary. 

'86. John R. Wellington is principal of the Albion, Me., Academy. 



'65. The Post Express of this city in its issue for October 2. says : " The 
leading article in the Andover Rmtw for October, is a discussion of ' Theism 
and Evolution/ by Wayland R. Benedict, of the University of Cincinnati. It is a 
remarkably fine bit of arg^ument on a difficult subject." After reviewing the book 
in a highly laudatory manner the extract concludes: " The whole paper is a fine 
specimen of accurate thinking embodied in a crisp, compact and effective style. " 
Prof. Wayland R. Benedict, of Cincinnati University, is contributing '*Some 
Outlines from the History of Education," to the Popular Science Monthly, Parts 
I. and II. have already appeared in the September and October issues. 

'78. David Hays was a member of the committee of the Author's Carnival* 
which recently took place in Rochester, N. Y. 

'81. John A. Barhite was elected one of the delegates to the Republican 
County Convention. 

'85. George F. Holt has, during the past summer, occupied the pulpit of the 
First Baptist Church of Brown's Valley, Minn. He delivered the Fourth of July 
oration and was invited to deliver the Decoration Day memorial address before the 
G. A. R. He enters this fall upon his second year at the Theological Seminary 
at Morgan Park, 111. 

'85. J. Ross Lynch, who has for the past year been Professor of Natural 
Sciences at Cook Academy, entered the Rochester Theological Seminary this fall. 

'86. Fred L. Cody, who last winter was compelled on account of ill health 
to leave college some months before its close, is anticipating a trip to Colorado 
during the coming winter. 

'86. William E. Loucks has entered upon the duties of Professor of Greek 
in the Barkeyville Institute, at Barkeyville. Pa. 

'86. Edward T. Parsons is now in the West traveling for Mandeville & Ring, 
of Rochester, N. Y. 

'86. Ernest N. Pattee is at present occupied in collecting geological speci- 
mens for the University cabinet. 

'86. Wallace S. Truesdell has accepted the professorship of Latin and Greek 
in the Canandaigua Academy. 


'60. The Rev. Giles F. Montgomery has returned to his work in Marash, 
Turkey, in connection with the American Board. Mrs. Montgomery, who remains 
here because of ill health, was one of the speakers at the meeting of the Vermont 
branch of the Women's Board of Missions, held in Middlebury, October 27. 

'61. The Rev. Sylvester B. Partridge, in connection with the Baptist Mis- 
sionary Society at Swatow, China, held with other members of the Mission, during 
the month of July, a miniature *' Chautauqua." 

'62 — '72. The Hon. Lyman E. Knapp and the Hon. Charles F. Kingsley 
are two of the seven Middlebury College men in the Vermont House of Repre- 

'64. The Rev. George H. Bailey, of Moravia, N. Y., has accepted a call to 
the Congregational church in Franklin, N. Y. 

'64. Francis M. Edgerton is a prominent figure in the Republican party of 
the 23d Ward of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'76. Thomas E. Boyce, formerly of the Aurora Seminary, Aurora, 111., is the 
new Professor of Mathematics at Middlebury College, 

'77. HarryJP. Stimson is cashier of the American National Bank, of Kansas 
City, Mo. 


'83. Claude M. Severance, of Manchester, Vt«, has gone as a teacher of 
French to the Sandwich Islands. 

'84. Elmer E. Cowles, of New Haven, Vt,, was married September 25, 1886, 
to Miss Susan Wright, of Weybridge, Vt. 

'85. Wilbert N. Severance is at his home in Manchester, Vt. 

'86. Henry L. Bailey is studying theology at Hartford, Conn. 

'86. Charles Billings is teaching at Monson Academy, Monson, Mass. 

'86. Marvin H. Dana is studying law with the Hon. Lyman £. Knapp. '62 ^ 
at Middlebury. 


'71. The Rev. John H. Wyckoff has published a ** Sketch of the Arcot Mis> 
sion," and is writing a series of articles for the Christian InUlligenc€r on " The 
Hindus of Southern India." 

'72. The Rev. Benjamin C. Miller, Jr., has given up his charge at Fairfield, 
N. J. His present address is Bloomfield, N. J. 

'74. The Rev. Ralph W. Brokaw has published a sermon on ''Sabbath Des- 
ecration/' of which the ChriiiiOH InUlligenctr speaks very highly 

'79. Seaman Miller, Esq., has been appointed Assistant U. S. District Attor- 
ney, with his headquarters in the Post-Office Building, New York City. 

'82. The Rev. William I. Chamberlain has been appointed to the Arcot Mis- 
sion, in India. 

'82. Charles L. Edgar was married on June 16, 1886, to Miss Annette M. Du 
CIos, at New Brunswick. He is with the Edison Co. in the Western Union 
Building, New York City. 

'82, The Rev. John Morrison is at Berkeley, Cal. 

'83, The Rev. George Z. Collier has begun his duties as pastor of the 
Reformed (Dutch) Church at Stuyvesant. N. Y. 

'85. Louis A. Voorhees has been appointed auditor of the Catskill Mountain 
R. R. Co. 

'86. Lewis B« Chamberlain, when last heard from, was at Pella, Iowa. He 
expects to teach now, and enter the New Brunswick Theological Seminary next 

'86. Fred B. Deshler is employed in the New Brunswick Electric Light Co* 

'86. Peter Stillwell is studying law with Cortlandt Parker at Newark, N. J. 
His address is 176 Washington St., Newark. 

'89. Stephen J. Keefe is studying medicine. 

'89. Kojiro Matsugata is studying at the Yale Law School. 

The following Alumni of our Chapter are among the Board of Superintend- 
ebU of the Theological Seminary of the Reformed (Dutch) Church : The Revs. 
A. Paige Peeke, '59 ; J. Howard Van Doren, '59 ; John W. Beardslee, '60 ; Geoige 
W. Labaw, '69 ; John Hart, '69 ; William E. Griffis, D. D., '69 ; Richard A. 
Pearse, '70. 


'75. Winsiow Upton, Professor of Astronomy in Brown University, is soon 
to go to Europe for an absence of a year. 

'80. J. Lee Richmond, M. D., played with the Cincinnati baseball club 
last sammer. The New York Evening Tiiegram said of him recently : " Rich 


mond gained his reputation as a left-hand pitcher in JS79-S0. He was at college 
in Providence. The Worcester club had secured a date with the Chicagos, but on 
the eye of the game the Worcester pitcher was injured and the catcher was sud- 
denly called home. Richmond was requested to pitch and in the game the cham- 
pions were defeated by the score 7 — o, and they failed to get a man to first base. 
He subsequently repeated the feat against the Clevelands, with Denny, Glasscock 
and Dunlap in the team." 

*8i. We have been favored vrith cards from George F. Bean and Eliza M. 
Blodgett, who were married September 2, 18S6. They are residing at 28 Fair- 
mount street, Woburn, Mass. Brother Bean is a Counsellor at Law, Notary Pub- 
lic and Justice of the Peace, and has offices at 147 Summer street, Boston, Mass. 

'81. Charles E. Hughes, Professor in Columbia Law School, was elected a 
member of the Executive Council of the Fraternity at the last Convention. 

'82, Newton S. Fuller was married to Miss Harriet C. Pierce, of Providence, 
R. L, on June 29, 1886. 

32. Stewart Chaplin graduated from the Columbia Law School at the last 

'82. Gamage - Horner. — One of the most bnlliant and pleasant of the social 
events of the season was the marriage, last Thursday, of Professor F. L. Gamage, 
the popular and talented Principal of Oxford Academy, to Miss Isabella Horner, 
one of Delhi's loveliest and most accomplished young ladies. The ceremony was 
performed in St. John's Church, which had been profusely and beautifully decor- 
ated for the occasion with an abundance of plants and flowers, by the young lady 
friends of the bride, and was filled by a large and fashionable company of friends 
and invited guests of the contracting parties. — Delhi ^ N, K., Republican^ Septem- 
ber U. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gamage arrived in Oxford Saturday evening, and have since 
been busy receiving the congratulations of our people, which, it is unnecessary to 
state, are hearty and unanimous. They have commenced housekeeping on Wash- 
ington Park, our fashionable quarter, and the good wife will be cordially welcomed 
to society circles here and by all accounts will prove a valuable member thereof. 
The pupils of the Academy presented Prof. Gamage with an easy chair and a costly 
writing desk and book case combined. — Oxford^ N. Y^, Times ^ Sept, 28. 

'83. Isaac B. Burgess, teacher in the Rogers High School, at Newport, R. I., 
was married August 17, 1886, to Miss Ellen Wilbur, at Andover, Mass. 

'84. Frank M. Bronson is sub-master in the High School at Woburn, Mass. 

'86. Edward C. Burnham is at his home in Pawtucket, R. I. 

'86. Norman M. Isham's address is Warwick, R. I. 

'86. Clarence H. Manchester is at present remaining at 147 Washington 
street, Providence, R. I. 

'86. Allen H. Willett is reading law. 


'74. The Rev. J. C. Allen, pastor of the Hanson Place Baptist Church, 
received a very cordial and affectionate reception from his people on his return 
from vacation. Mr. Allen spent the summer in Europe, principally in Switzerland 
and the Alps. It is pleasant to learn from an old member that Mr. Allen's church, 
that was pastorless for a long time prior to his coming to it about a year ago, is 
in the best condition, financudly and spiritually, than it has been since its founda- 
tion, some thirty years since, the constantly increasing attendance indicating that it 
will be numerically one of the largest churches of its denomination in the city. — 
Brooklyn Eagle, 



'80. Prof. George A. Williams, who occupies the chair of Greek and History 
in Cook Academy, Havana, N. Y. , has completed an American History, to be used 
in academies and hfg^h schools, which is meeting with universal success. 

'81. Marcus C. Allen is a member of the firm of Allen Brothers, of Sandy 
Hill, N. Y., manufacturers of wall-paper. Brother Allen ha^ just completed the 
erection of the finest house in Sandy Hill, which he and his wife will soon occupy. 

'83. Lieut. Lorenzo P. Davidson graduated at West Point with '85, and is 
now stationed at Fort Buffalo, Dak. 

'84. Married. — At the home of the bride in Dartford, Wis., Albert J. Trues- 
dell, editor of the Semi- Weekly Mail^ Salida, Col., to Miss R^na Culver. 

'85. John S. Festerson has returned to Hamilton, to take a course in the 
theological Seminary. 

*85. Frank A. Heath his entered the Newton Theological Seminary at New- 
ton Centre. Mass. 

'85. Fred M. Loomis is retained in the South Jersey Institute as Professor of 
Mathematics and Latin. 

'86. Alberto A. Bennett has returned to Hamilton for a theological course. 

'86. Charles J. Butler, with restored health, has entered the Theological 
Seminary at Hamilton. 

'86. Edwin W. Fletcher holds the chair of Greek at Worcester Academy, 
Worcester, N. Y. 

'86. Albert £. Seagrave was married during the summer vacation. Mr. and 
Mrs. Seagrave are residing on Mill st., Hamilton. 

'86. Fred J. Tumbull is principal of the Academy and Union School at 
Bainbridge. N. Y. 

'86. Edward E. and William C. Whitford are at home in Brookfield. N. Y. 

*88. George W. Douglas during the summer was the correspondent of the 
New York Times and Uiica Herald at Round Island Park on the St. Lawrence 


'68. The Rev. John Love, Jr., is now pastor of the Second Baptist Church 
of Gennantown, Pa. 

'70. The congregation of the Nyack Reformed Church, which has been with- 
out a pastor since April last, unanimously voted to call the Rev. J. C. Van Deven- 
ter, now pastor of the Reformed Church of Paramus, N. J., and the stated Clerk 
of the Classis of Paramus, to this charge. 

'73. The Hon. Hans S. Beattie, Surveyor of the Port of New York, who 
was shot by a discharged employee on November i, has almost entirely recovered 
from his wounds. His assailant is in the Tombs under indictment, awaiting trial. 

'74. Lieut. William S. Medcalfe was killed at Sandy Hook, October 21, by 
the accidental exploding of a shell, during the testing of a mortar by the Govern- 
ment Ordnance Board. Brother Medcalfe left the university in 1872 to enter the 
military academy at West Point, whence he was graduated with honor. He was 
extremely popular, and his loss will be widely felt. He was thirty-three years of 

'78. The Rev. William H. Scudder is now pastor of the Reformed Church at 
Aurora. 111. 

'78. Gaylord Thompson was recently appointed one of the inspectors of 
masonry by the Aqueduct Commissioners. 

'81. Cephas Brainerd. Jr., was recently defeated for the Assembly in New 
York City. He ran in a strong Democratic district, but polled several hundred 
Republican votes more than is usual. 



'74-''77* Sidney Ridgway. Mayor of Marietta, and Frank P. Ames, Eiq., of 
Belpre, O., returned on September 27 from a three weeks' trip among the 
mountains of West Virginia. Their party consisted of three, and for ten days 
they were out of reach of any post-office. Among other game they shot one 
hundred and three squirrels. They report the people they met as very, hospitable, 
albeit all the women smoked, went barefooted, and could cook nothing but com 
bread and bacon. 

'76. Richard G. Lewis is proprietor of the Scioto GaMette, the only Republi- 
can newspaper in Ross County, O. He has the largest newspaper and pnnting 
house in Southern Ohio, and makes a specialty of stationery, printing, engraving 
and stereotyping, 

'77. Charles N. Adams spent the summer in Marietta giving a course in vocal 
training. About forty pupils were under his charge, and his success with them 
was remarkable. Brother Adams left for New York, September 20, but may 
return, as there are a large number who desire to study under him till Christmas. 

'78. A son, Gordon Granger, was bom to William A. Batchelor, M. D., of 
Philadelphia, Pa., on August 13, 1886. 

'81. William G. Sibley was married, on August 18, 1886, to Miss Frank 
Roberts, of Racine. O., where Brother Sibley has been living since his graduation. 
A glowing description of Marietta appeared from his pen in the Cinannati Com^ 
m€rnai Ganette of September 6. 

'82. R. Grant Kinkead has begun the practice of law at Marietta, O. He 
was recently made collector for the physicians of Marietta and Harmar. 

^85. At the organization of the Washington County branch of the Ohio 
Humane Society, July 19, Earle S. Alderman, of Marietta, was elected secretary. 

*86. Rufus C. Dawes did some surveying for the Marietta Mineral R. R. during 
the summer. He expects to spend the coming year in the office of his father, the 
Hon. R. R. Dawes, who is doing a large business as a contractor for railroad ties. 

*86. Charles S. Mitchell is now on the home farm at Locke, O. He expects 
to obtain a position in Cleveland after the holidays. 


'74. Prof. Frank Smalley, Professor of Latin in Syracuse University, was 
given a year's leave of absence by the trustees of that institution at their last annual 
meeting. He is at present with the firm of W. H. Craig and Co., Kansas City, 
Mo., engaged in the real estate business. At this writing the professor is doubt- 
less engaged in his favorite recreation, hunting among the wilds of the Indian 

'76. Herbert Huntington, who has for some years been connected with the 
Wtlhboro* GautU^^%9X present editor and proprietor of the Ontario RepoHtoiy 
and Messinger^ Canandaigua, N. Y. 

'77. Prof. Newton H. Wells, of Syracuse University, spent part of the sum- 
mer vacation visiting fine art exhibitions in Paris. 

'78. James E. Ensign, formerly principal of Ives Seminary, Antwerp, N. Y. 
is spending the winter in Omaha, Neb. 

'79. The Rev. Charles W. Rowley is at present visiting in Kansas City, Mo 
'81. Prof. Frederick H. Cook is filling the chair of Latin in Syracuse Univer- 
sity, made vacant by the temporary absence of Prof. Frank Smalley, '74. 

'81. Frederick H. Howard is teaching Latin and Greek in the Syracuse High 




'86. Cliarles R. Fletcher will teach for a year. His present address is 144 
Cambridge street, East Cambridge, Mass. 

'86. Henry £. Eraser is teaching in the Harvard Preparatory School at Chicago, 

'86. George £. Howes is teaching in the High School at Stamford, Conn. 

'86. Edmund N. Snyder, who led his class, has received a fellowship, and will 
study in Europe. 

'86. William F. Osgood and Myron W. Richardson are taking a year of post- 
graduate study in Cambridge, the former devoting his attention to advanced 
mathematics, the latter to natural history. 

'86. Ralph W. Black is tutoring in New York City. 


'86. William E. Bainbridge is principal of the High School at Columbus 
Wis. His former address was Mifflin, Wis. 


'85. Harry P. Corser is now principal of an Academy at Sing Sing, N. Y. He 
was the successful applicant at a competitive examination of over twenty. 

'86. Samuel Barber, Joseph C. Harvey, Charles H. F^idgeon and Kensey J. 
Stewart enter the Theological Seminary at Princeton. 

'86. William £. Henkell enters Union Theological Seminary, New York City. 

'86. William P. Officer is in a bank at his home in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

'86. Joseph H. Tudor is Professor of Graphics and Mathematics in the Acad- 
emy at Cumberland, Md. 

'87. James P. Wilson is studying medicine at Nichols, N. Y. 


'85. George D. Egbert is continuing his studies at Union Theological Semi- 

'86. Nelson G. McCrea will remain at Columbia College this year as a fellow 
and assistant in the Latin department. 

'86. Oscar J. Cohen is taking a post-graduate course at the College. 

'86. John £. Simpson is studying law at the Columbia Law School. 

'86. Joseph G. Snyder is at Union Theological Seminary. 

*88. Charles L. Eidlitz is now superintendent of the Edison Electric Illumi- 
nating Co., at Newburg, N. Y. 


'86. William A. Lydon took B. M . at Commencement. He has not yet ac- 
cepted a position, and is at his home in Chicago, 111. 

*86. George A. Ruddle took Ph. B. at Commencement. He has accepted the 
position of tutor of mathematics at Selwyn Hall, Reading, the Protestant Episco- 
pal division school of Central Pennsylvania. This is considered quite an honor, 
as Selwyn Hall ranks very high as a preparatory school, its Alumni taking promi- 
nent positions in the Colleges of their choice. 



'51. The Hon. Henry C. Wentworth died at Auburn, Me., June 23, 1884, 
aged 57 years. 

'54. Lewis Mayo, Esq., formerly of Winterset, Iowa, is now practicing law 
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The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Social FRATERNmr in 
Williams College, November 4, 1834. 

The Lllld Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Rutgers 
Chapter, at New Brunswick, N. J., October, 1887. 

The officers are: 

Honorary President - Judge Stephen J. Field, WilHams, '37. 

Active President . . Seaman Miller, Esq., Rutgers^ '79. 

First Vice-President - Caleb B. Frye, Colby^ '80. 

Second Vice-President - Edward M. Bassbtt, Amherst, '84. 

Third Vice-President - Sherman G. Pitt, Rutgers^ '88. 

Secretary - . - - Oscar M. Voorhees, Rutgers, '88. 

Treasurer - - - . John W. Van Doorn, Adelbert, '89. 

Orator William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69. 

Alternate - - - Professor J. Frank Genung, Umatt, '70. 

Poet Homer Greene, Esq., Union, '76. 

Historian - . - - Henry A. Peck, Syracuse, '8$. 

Chaplain . . - - Rev. John P. Searle, Rutgers, '75. 


Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84 1887. 

Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, *8i 1888. 

Charles E. Hughes, Brown, '81 1889. 

Henry E. Schell, New York, '88 1887. 

Danford N. B. Sturgis, Columbia, '89 1887. 

Secretary — Frederick M. Crossett, 44 East 51st Street, New York City. 

the alumni information bureau. 
Secretary— Robert James Eidlitz, 123 East 72d Street, New York City. 


William Sheafe Chase, Brown, '81, Editor-in-Chief, 

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Orders should be sent to Edward M. Basseit, 96 Macon Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

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Orders should be sent to John C. Carman, Trevor Hall, Rochester, N. Y. 

THE delta upsilon QUARTERLY. 

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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, Alupni and Undergraduates. 

The price o( subscription is one dollar per volume. 

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AfiTOR, L€iyoX ANO t 


Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 



FREDERICK MELVIN CROSSETT, ATeuf York, '84, Editor-in-Chief. 

Starr Jocelyn Murphy, Amherst, '81, 

Robert James Eidlitz, ComeU, '85. 

Henry Wells Brush, Columbia, "Sg. 

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Vol. V. JANUARY, 1887. No. 2 


At the General Convention of Universalists in New York City in 
1847, the Rev. Dr. Hosea Ballou preached a sermon effectively setting 
forth the '' duty of general culture," and urging the importance of a 
denomination having at least one college under its control. The 
"effect of his eloquence was so great, that a subscription was at once 
started for the purpose of founding a college. In four years, by great 
efforts, the Rev. Otis A. Skinner had raised the amount of subscription 
to one hundred thousand dollars, the amount named as the least sum 
with which a beginning could be made. The subscribers met in 
Boston and chose a Board of Trustees. In April, 1852, the Legislature 
granted a full charter with power to confer all university degrees. 

A site was the next thing necessary to be selected, and at this point 
Mr. Charles Tufb came forward and offered a tract of one hundred 
acres of land four miles north of Boston^ on the Boston and Lowell 

The gift was accepted, and "Walnut Hill" became "College 
Hill " the seat of Tufls College. The advantages of this location have 
been demonstrated. Within twelve minutes' ride of Boston, it offers 
the student all the literary advantages of America's Athens, while the 


position on the summit of a high and solitary hill gives the pure air 
and the retirement of the most distant country place. Harvard College, 
two miles away, has undoubtedly retarded the growth of her young 
sister, but in the end her proximity must prove an advantage. At the 
beginning trees were planted, roads laid out and lawns formed, so that 
now a more beautiful spot than our hill cannot be found in Massa- 
chusetts. A visitor from a distant college did not hesitate to pronounce 
it the best location for a college in America. 

The growth of the young institution for twenty-five years was slow, 
but always upward. Frequent donations have been received, and for 
the number of students the college is exceptionally wealthy. In 1883 
there were four college-buildings; since then there have been built the 
Goddard Chapel, a little gem of Romanesque architecture; the Bamum 
Museum, the promised resting place of Jumbo and the white elephant; 
the Goddard Gymnasium; and Thayer Hall. Thus in the last five 
years the number of buildings has been doubled. The number and 
character of students have almost kept pace with the material growth, 
and the present outlook of the institution is most encouraging. Be- 
sides the college of letters, there are at present a Divinity School and 
courses in electrical and civil engineering. 

Dr. Hosea Ballon served as President until his death in 1 861; the 
Rev. Dr. A. A. Miner, of Boston, then acted for thirteen years, when 
he resigned, and the present President, Elmer H. Capen, D.D., was 
elected. The policy of the Faculty, especially under the present govern- 
ment, has been most liberal. The conduct of students is left entirely 
to their own judgment and conscience, the only requirement being at- 
tendance at recitations and daily chapel, and a certain standard of 
scholarship. As might be expected, the result is a large amount of 
independent manliness, the best equipment for life's battle. The 
college authorities are convinced that morality also is best secured by 
this course; in eleven years only a single student has been dropped for 
any misconduct 

In sports, Tufls labors under some disadvantages. The number of 
students is comparatively small, and the near city offers various attrac- 
tions for leisure hours to call the men away from regular physical 
training. Still we do something in this line, and in base-ball and foot* 
ball have met on equal terms such larger institutions as Bowdoin, 
Amherst, Williams and Dartmouth. 


The movement for the establishment of a Chapter of Delta Upsilon 
at Tufls College as far as its present members are concerned, may be 
said to have had its origin in two causes — (i) general dissatisfaction 
among the more prominent and influential non-society men with the 
political and social condition of the College, and (2) a well-grounded 
and reasonable fear that some second-rate secret society might estab- 
lish a Chapter in the College, and thus make a bad situation much 

Relative to the first of these causes, it need only be said that in the 
spring of 1886^ affairs in the College were in a peculiarly unfortunate 
condition. The non-society element, which had carried on successful 
warfare against the secret societies for more than a year, was gradually 
disintegrating. Distrust of the leaders, and disbelief in the sincerity of 
one's fellows' professions of non-secrecy, were having their natural 
effect in breaking up and disorganizing the faction. Add to this, the 
&ct that the feeling between the society and non-society men was, to 
say the least, not of the best, and that criminations and recriminations 
were the rule, and not the exception, in class and association meetings, 
and it will readily be seen that matters were in a critical state. 

It was therefore with good possibilities of success that a member 
of the Theological School, who was also a member of Phi Delta Theta, 
incited by certain members of the secret societies, began to make ad- 
vances to several non-society members of the three lower classes, with 
the view of forming a Chapter of this Fraternity in the College. To 
most of those interviewed the subject was not a welcome one, but, on 
account of the near approach of an important meeting, when it was 
desirable that all possible unity should prevail among the non-society 
men, no definite action was taken for some time on the proposition. 
On May 29th, however, two days after that meeting, a private consul- 
tation was held by six men, including the writer and five members of 
'88 — Lewis D. Cobum, Frank W. Durkee, Clarence F. French, George 
F. Murdock, and Frederick H. Swift It was there definitely decided 
to give no encouragement to the Phi Delta Theta scheme, but to 
make our own choice of a society, if the formation of a new society at 
Tufts was made necessary by circumstances. Mention was made of 

90 DELTA UFSHjON quakterlt. 

Delta Upsilon and its dianurteristic featare of non-secrecy, and it was 
deemed best to investigate the standing and general workings of that 
fraternity. A letter of inquiry was addressed to Henry £. Fraser, 
Harvard^ '86, and met with sach a frank and hearty response as to 
strengthen our growing conviction that Delta Upsilon was exactly the 
society we were looking for. A Quinquennial Catalogue was borrowed 
from the Boston publishers; one or two old Quarterlies, which had been 
sent in previous years to '85 and '86 men as campaign documents, 
were secured and carefully perused; and everything which would bear 
on the subject was eagerly sought 

The outcome of all this investigation was the natural and easily 
imaginable one. It was resolved to apply for a Giarter of Delta Upsi- 
lon. Other men were interviewed and interested in the project, and 
on June 1 5th a petition for a Charter, signed by thirteen men, was for- 
warded to Frederick M. Crossett, Secretary of the Executive Council 
of the Fraternity. The reply was received too late to be of any service 
in that college year, Commencement occurring on the 16th. 

The opening of the present college year found all the signers of the 
petition eager and anxious to carry the project through to a successful 
issue. In order to enhance the prospects of securing a Charter, the 
prospective members formed themselves into a literary society, under 
the name of Mathelican Society, and held regular weekly meetings. 
Correspondence was early begun with Mr. Crossett, and, in response to 
request, he designated Robert S. Bickford, Harvard, '85, as a repre- 
sentative of the Fraternity to whom we could present our claims in 
person. The latter took the greatest interest in our case, brought the 
matter before the Harvard Chapter at its meeting October i ith, and se- 
cured the appointment of a committee to meet the proposed members 
of the new Chapter. The meeting was held in the rooms of the Har- 
vard Chapter October 8th, and was a very pleasant time socially, besides 
accomplishing its real purpose by interesting still more members of 
the Fraternity in our claims for consideration. At the next regular 
meeting of the Harvard Chapter it was unanimously voted to recom- 
mend to the Fraternity assembled at the next Convention, that a 
Chapter be established at Tufts. Meanwhile the attention of the 
Tufts men had been called to the matter of sending delegates to the 
Convention, and at a meeting of the men October 26th, Frank O. 
Melcher, '87, and Wilson L. Fairbanks, *%j, were chosen to proceed 


to the Convention and present the case in its best possible light The 
departure for New York was miide the same evening. 

The result of their mission is well known to all members of the 
Fraternity. The joyful news was at once telegraphed to the men and 
hailed with many expressions of satisfaction by them. 

The Initiation Ceremonies. 

Considerable trouble was experienced in fixing upon a date for 
initiation that should be satisfactory to all parties, but Saturday, De- 
cember 4th, was finally decided upon as the time, and the Quincy 
House, Boston, as the place for the ceremonies. 

The exercises were begun at 7 p. m. with prayer by the Rev. Orrin 
P. Gifford, Brofwn, '74. The Rev. William Elliot Griffis, D.D., 
Rutgers^ '69, then addressed the gathering, giving a brief sketch of 
the history of the Fraternity, and dwelling on the importance of this 
act of becoming members of a great and growing organization, and 
delivered the charge to the Chapter. The form of initiation was then 
administered by Frederick M. Crossett, New Fbrk, '84, and Otto M. 
EidHtz, Cornell, '81, members of the Executive Council. At the con- 
clusion of the ceremony the right hand of fellowship was given the 
new members by the forty or more older Delta U's present. Singing 
of the Fraternity Ode and general exchange of fraternal greetings 

The company soon adjourned to the large banquet-hall, where a 
fine supper was served. In the post-prandial exercises the Rev. Orrin 
P. Gifford acted as toast-master. Responses to toasts were made by 
Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tu/is, '87, for the New Chapter; the Rev. E, E. 
Atkinson, Brawn, '79, who read a poem written for the occasion; 
William G. Lathrop, Brown, '89; George C. Ford, Western Reserve, 
'84; Henry W. Bean, Harvard, 'S7; Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81; 
Albert C. Stanard, Michigan, '84; Caleb B. Frye, Coliy, '80; Henry 
Randall Waite, Hamillon, '68; Frederick M. Crossett, New Fork, '84; 
and Danford N. B. Sturgis, Columbia, '89. College cheers and the 
Fraternity yell marked the conclusion of a most pleasant and eventful 

In the account thus given of the progress of the Delta Upsilon 
movement at Tufts to its successful termination, little space has been 


given to the voicing of sentiment Yet it must not be argued there- 
from that we have not yet realized the value of membership in Delta 
Upsilon. To most of us, this opportunity to join such a Fraternity as 
Delta Upsilon is as a spring to a traveler in a dry and thirsty lancL 
That we may deserve the rich blessing of fraternal affection will ever 
be our constant desire and aim. 

With the best wishes for the health and prosperity of the Members 
and Qiapters of the Fraternity, 

I am, cordially and fraternally, 

Wilson L. Fairbanks. 




BY E. E. ATKINSON, Broztm, '79. 

Of all bright things that deck the earth or sky. 
To please the heart or charm the admiring eye. 
What can compare in radiancy of hue, 
With heaven's fair gift to earth, a drop o(dew/ 
And thus the name of our society, 
Assumes a meaning and a brilliancy. 
Though "Delta Upsilon" we say in Greek, 
And "Delta U." for short we sometimes speak; 
The name in simple English letters two. 
Just crystallizes into plain "D. U." 

But other dufy brings us here to-night. 
Than that of sparkling in each other's light 
We come with feast and wit, with toast and song, 
To add new luster to our dewy throng. 
Our record grows — the leaves turn one by one. 
And now another Chapter is begun. 
With aid to guide us in our task sublime, 
We turn to writings of the olden time. 


Tis written there that in the night's still hours, 

The stars above shed dew in gentle showers. 

And so we lift our voice up to the wintry sky. 

And call the heavens to aid us from on high; 

Come, then, ye stars ! do something else than shine. 

Distil some dewy droppings crystalline. 

O Jupiter ! you always head the list 

Come moisten ui>^no rain or drizzling mist — 

But squeeze us out some good old-fashioned dew, 

And set a good example for your starry crew. 

And Neptune, humid lord of all the seas 1 

Just ooze a drop — ^no deluge, if you please. 

And Mars, although you look so stem and dry, 

Some aqueous humor from your fiery eye 1 

And Vulcan, if you do exist, you humorous chap I 

You surely ought to have some dew on tap. 

Some dew we ask from every twinkling star, 

Or we'll no longer wonder what you are. 

And thou great Dipper of the Northern pole, 

Spill us a potion from thy glittering bowl. 

And thou, O Constellation of the Whale, 

Plop us a tribute from thine ample tail. 

To wings of Pegasus and Leo's mane, 

For showers of dew we ought not look in vain. 

And other groups, of many stars or few, 

Come, without more ado, some dew, o do I 

And all ye star-dust, nebulae, that grace. 

The far off realms of extra-stellar space. 

Hear ye our distant call, and now produce ^ 

Your own effusion of pure royal juice. 

Hear, O ye heavens the prayer our wants have voiced. 

Send down thy showers roriferously moist. 

Upon the sprouting /u/lfs of College Hill, 

Let fall your dewy grace, we wait your sovereign will. 

Ye new-made fellow dew-drops, may the light 
Of truth and justice ever keep you bright; 
And if the Devil must receive his due, 
We truly trust it never will be you. 


Dear Chum : 

Yoa know you made me promise to write you often while at camp 
and tell you about our good times. I little knew then how rash such 
a promise was, for when we reached camp, the fun was so fast and 
furious in that lovely summer resort, letter writing was out of the 
question. But now that I am at home again, I will try to give yoa an 
idea of some of our joys, though the sketch must be hasty, for a com- 
plete account of our experiences would fill a volume as large as a Con- 
gressional Record. 

First, then^ a word about our location. We staked our fortunes 
and our tents on Barker's Point, Lake George. Do you ask why we 
chose this particular spot? Well, partly because the Delta U.'s have 
camped there often before, and partly because the scenery at this point 
of the lake is surpassingly beautiful. Let me add, in a confidential 
whisper, that some of us had heard rumors that the girls who ^vored 
this region with their presence were also surpassingly beautiful and 
charmingly captivating. But this consideration probably had no over- 
great influence on the minds of those who voted in favor of Lake 
George, except perhaps those who had been there before. Certainly 
not, say you, for campers always plunge into the wilderness purposely 
to escape the cares, the strifes, and the frivolities of civilization. Yes; 
but that depends on who is doing the camping, dear boy, to paraphrase 
one of "Arithmetic's " unkindest-cut-of-all jokes on Mercury. Mercury 
you know, was growling one night on our return from the hotels, over 
his ill luck for that evening, in having a beautiful but dull companion. 
^* Why, she can't talk for a cent," muttered poor " Merc." "Ah, but 
it depends on who's talking to her, old man," chirped "Rithy," with 
his characteristic fondness for chaffing. And so in the first instance 
the choice of a location must depend on the kind of good time you 
are after. We wanted a combination of roughing it and of society, so 
we came here, under the shadow of seven hotels, where the Delta U. 's 
have camped since 1877, ^^^ ^^ ^ ^™ ^ot much mistaken it will require 
half a dozen tents to accommodate all who will go next year, if the 
enthusiasm of this year's party succeeds in touching a responsive chord 
in the hearts of those brethren who have not decided where to spend 
the coming summer. 


But you want some particulars. Jack, and you shall have them. 
The camp opened July 28ih, and eleven Delta U.'s from New 
York University, Amherst, Madison and Harvard soon flocked to- 
gether. The Brown men, and some others who promised so faithfully 
to come, did not materialize. We hope they will not miss connections 
next year^ however, for we are all going again, and we will guarantee 
them the best time they ever had in their lives. 

Most of us had met before coming to Lake George, and those who 
had not were quickly on the most intimate terms. Nothing so soon 
brings out the best side of men's natures and helps to cement life-long 
friendships as camping out And we certainly appreciated the true 
meaning and value of the Brotherhood of Delta Upsilon more than ever 

The first day or two we were kept busy erecting tents, building a 
dock, putting up seats, and making a large transparency to inform the 
denizens of the place who and what we were. But the friendly and 
smiling occupants of the many boats that soon began to float slowly 
past our camp, interfered sadly with the progress of our work, and 
turned our thoughts elsewhere. They too were not satisfied to know that 
it was the Delta U. camp, nor, I must admit did we discourage their 
advances. Early on the morning of the third day we were awakened 
by feminine voices on the lake, giving the Bolton House cheer. When 
we sallied forth from the tents, we saw a boat making off in the dis- 
tance, and again we heard that stunning cheer. They had gone we 
knew not where, but a shout from one of the boys brought us all to 
the end of the dock. Eagerly we gathered round him to catch a 
glimpse of a mysterious card which he held in his hand. On it were 
the magic words: "The Smile Club." Ah, Jack, those words were 
fraught with meaning that we then wot not of. What a flood of rec- 
ollections comes over me now at the very mention of that name. 
Adjectives cannot convey an adequate idea of the unbounded admira- 
tion the camp entertains for that jolly party of girls. Well, we didn't 
wait long after that before we secured an introduction, but when we 
got it we discovered by a naive remark of the "Joker" that they had 
been waiting several days, and her words, "All things come round to 
those who wait, girls ;" became a stock phrase with us. By the way, 
the "Joker" is responsible for our nicknames, and they each have a 
deep meaning; but I cannot stop to explain them now. I shall have 


to write you an entire letter about the Smile Qub at another time, and 
hasten on now to other subjects. 

About twilight one evening we had an exciting little episode. 
*' Arithmetic" and "Gannymede" were in one boat, and "Mercury" 
and I in another, all bound for the Locust Grove House. As they 
started first, we were rowing fast to catch up and did not look around 
but kept our eyes on a point of rocks from which we took our course. 
Suddenly there was a crash and a what-ran-into-the-Oregon kind of 
look came over our faces. ''Arithmetic" and " Gannymede " were 
just changing seats, but after we struck them they showed a lively and 
animating disposition to straddle the keel of their boat When the 
first moment of surprise was over, the ludicrousness of the situation 
overcame us all, and hearty laughter succeeded the first anxious mo- 
ment They climbed into our boat and we returned to camp to allow 
them a chance' to hang their dress suits up to dry. This adventure in 
the water reminds me of another in which the camp had a laugh at 
the expense of one of the boys. You see "Mercury " prided himself 
on his swimming powers, and one day he was disporting in the waves 
way over towards "Hug" Island, when suddenly a boat-load of visi- 
tors rounded the point and headed directly for camp. Now, as "Mer- 
cury " had been in the water for some time and wore only a Lake 
George bathing suit, he naturally desired to get to shore before the 
boat arrived. The anxiety depicted on his usually benign and placid 
countenance as he tore through the water, urged on by our inspiring 
advice to " swim faster, Merc I " uttered between roars of laughter, was 
a sight never to be forgotten. He had barely reached shore when the 
occupants of the boat rowed off in another direction. 

As our visitors approach, we often hear them wonderingly read 
aloud a sign which one of the Harvard boys " disappeared " firom a 
spring at Saratoga: "The public are expected to remunerate the dip- 
per-boy, as it is all he gets for his services." The same spirit of fiin 
which prompted us to nail it in a conspicuous place at camp, led some 
waggish visitor in our absence to deposit five cents in a tin cup hang- 
ing under it Other contributions followed, and the camp treasurer 
''nally secured 38 cents; not to mention buttons, gum, and other 
f^ luisites of a summer resort 

m thwQf all the hotels at Bolton, I think the Wells House was the favor- 
the coit^ij jjjg Deltai U. boys. There was a spirit of hearty welcome 


about the place which completely won us. The hotel is occupied al- 
most exclusively by Brooklyn people who go there year after year, and 
hence they seem more like one large family than a party of hotel 
guests. At the cordial invitation of the genial host and his guests, we 
had the entire freedom of the grounds and laid out our courts and 
played tennis there daily. Our boys reciprocated by playing with the 
Wells House nine, and in a game against the Lake Views, "Arith- 
metic" and " Gannjmede " made five runs in a score of 19 to i. And 
then the evenings at Rock Camp I At one side of the spacious grounds 
surrounding the Wells House there is a rocky hill, and here among 
the recesses of the rocks nestles a cosy tent Many evenings we spent 
there with the Wells House boys and girls, singing the Delta U. and 
college songs, accompanied by two banjoes. Fred Crossett's &mous 
song about the Nice-new-unadulterated-fine-cut-chewing-tobacco-at- 
five-cents-a-package, and warbles, were always sure to be called for and 
encored with enthusiasm. Our hearts were warmed by their jolly 
hospitality, while our faces glowed with happiness at the presence of 
the girls and the heat of the camp-fire just outside the tent 

Do not think for a moment that we did not frequent the other 
hotels, for we most assuredly did, and often we had invitations to three 
or four hotels for one evening. In short, we were right royally received 
at every house in Bolton, and we all felt that we had never before made 
so many fiiends in an equal length of time. 

I will close with a quotation from the Albany ArguSy which may first 
need a word of explanation. Every year the guests of the famous 
Sagamore Hotel arrange for a rowing regatta and offer veiy tempting 
prizes, such as diamond scarf-pins and silver medals. Two days be- 
fore the race "Arithmetic " and I decided to enter and began practic- 
ing vigorously. The evening before the race we made it known at the 
various houses that we intended to row, and that our color would be 
orange. I hope, Jack, that you won't accuse me of egotism, but it is 
a fact that all the stores in Bolton ran out of orange ribbon next morn- 
ingy and there was more of that color worn at the Sagamore than all 
the other colors combined, and there were seven other crews. We 
didn't win the race, I'm sorry to say, but you shall hear the reason: 
" When about 250 yards fi"om the start, the crew from the Delta Upsi- 
lon camp, who carried an orange flag, were fouled by the boat on 
their right, who tried to cross their line. They stopped rowing long 


enough to enable the transgressors to get clear of their boat, and again 
commenced rowing with a grand spurt, trying to make up for lost 
time, and again succeeded in gaining their old place, which was first 
But it seems that they were not yet safe from accidents, for soon after 
their oar-lock, socket, screws and all, came out of its setting on account 
of the pressure on it, but they pluckily finished the race, each rowing 
with one oar, the distance still to be made being one and a quarter 
miles. From being first they fell down to fifth place, coming in ahead 
of three of the other crews who had their double pair of oars, and had 
it not been for the last mishap, it is the belief of competent judges that 
they would have undoubtedly finished first" Our reception at the 
finish was a grand ovation of cheers for the orange, the waving of 
handkerchiefs, and the shrill tooting of the steam-yacht whistles, and 
although we did not get a prize, we received what we valued more 
highly — ^the approbation of friends. We intend to try again next year^ 
and we trust we shall break nothing then — ^unless it be the record. 

Fraternally yours, Chris. 


May flowers bloom beneath thy feet 

As years and years go by. 
And may their fragrant beauty sweet 

Prevent thy faintest sigh. 

May sunshine ever crown thy head, 

And brightly light thy way; 
And may the light of love be shed 

To cheer thee day by day. 

May Heaven's choicest blessings stay 

As long as life flows on; 
May Hope still chant her sweetest lay 

When youthful days are gone. 

But still another wish I have, 

I would, but cannot hide; 
Oh ! would to Heaven I had thee, love. 

Forever by my side. 

George G. Saxe, Jr., Columbia, '87, 


Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y. 

DsAE Brothers: 

We all returned from the Convention in the Fall with new zeal; and 
this zeal has not lost its ardor, but has, we hope, hardened into a set* 
tied and intelligent interest; which, though it cannot be stronger nor 
more affectionate than we possessed before, will prove, we think, more 

life here is usually uneventful, and unusually so now. But we 
have enough to occupy our minds, for it is the height of the " bohn- 
ing " season with us. All classes feel the pressure of work, from the 
Freshmen, struggling in violent throes of stupendous mental effort — 
in the endeavor to grasp the infinite, appreciate the infinitesimal, and 
differentiate values which apparently have no difference — ^up to the 
Seniors, coping with the metaphysical reasonings of the sages, with 
what success only the marking pencil knows. In the deartfl of news, 
perhaps some of our Brothers who have never visited us would like to 
learn in what kind of a country we live. 

Our institution is located somewhat away from the great centers of 
traffic and travel. But it is no determent to intellectual pursuits to be 
retired " far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife." We were about 
to say that Qinton is a pretty little town snugly nestling in the famous 
valley of the Oriskany. But though the village is an extremely pretty 
one, and the valley of the Oriskany is truly somewhat famous, we are 
not sure that Clinton exactly nesdes. Be that as it may, however, the 
college, a mile and a half to the westward from the town certainly does 
not nestle. For, like the city which cannot be hid, Hamilton College 
is "set on an hill," completely at the mercy, in windy weather, of the 



shrill blasts, "rushing from the clouds of father Jove." In fact College 
Hill seems to be a spot highly cherished by the winds. Eunis and 
Notus and Boreas and Zephyrus claim it each for his own, and meet 
to contend for its sovereignty in frequent and furious combat, while 
Rex iSolus having left his breezy cavern to preside over the strife, 
shrieks and howls in exultant delight It seems too, to be a favorite 
rendezvous in the winter for cold waves. A few years ago telephonic 
connections were established with the College. During the cold weather 
the messages froze upon ^the wire, until their accumulation broke it 
down. For this reason the enterprise was abandoned and the line 
removed — at least we have pever heard that it was not for this reason. 

Such is College Hill in winter. Spring transforms the scene. Rex 
has declared in favor of gentle Zephyrus, and has made his reign su- 
preme. Nature throws o£f its frozen bleakness, and assumes an elysian 
beauty. The gods might well have abandoned Olympus for such a 
place as College Hill in spring time. At that season, when the tamest 
view takes on a pleasing aspect, our hill, from its position, its contoar, 
and the arrangement of its grounds, commands a lion's share of 
beauty. At the foot of the campus, on a pretty slope, lies the ceme- 
tery. From it there is a most enchanting outlook over the valley and 
upon the less distinct hills beyond. The slopes and flats, partitioned 
off by crooked fences and symmetrical hedges; the village, lying in lazy 
silence below; farm-houses, with bams and gardens outlying; hop-yards, 
with their poles stacked in tripods or planted singly and each one 
pointing to the sky; and the winding Oriskany, worming its way through 
the meadows, all add picturesqueness to the scene. Class prophets and 
poets invariably feign to have received their inspiration, or to have 
dreamed their dream, or to have met with the sybil in this cemetery. 
And yet there is about it not a tinge of that depressing influence which 
the mind usually associates with grave-yards. It is a cheerful spot in 
spite of its tombstones. The sun always seems to be shining there; 
probably because no one ever goes there except when it is shining. 

Thus we pass from bleakness to beauty, and then from beauty to 
bleakness again. Fraternally, 


lxttkrs from chapters. loi 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Universitt of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

A few improvements, aided by the Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa 
soon to be established here, will place our UniversiQr at least among 
the best, if not among the largest, colleges in this country. 

A movement is on foot to organize a Base Ball nine; we trust the 
endeavor will succeed. A good Base Ball nine would not only be the 
means of retrieving Rochester's lost reputation in this department of 
college life, but it would also be the signal for a general revival of 
active interest in athletics, which has been at a low state for some time. 

The various Fraternity Chapters at the University are holding their 
customary position, with possibly slight exceptions. We mention our- 
selves first, for such is our desert, as facts go to prove. 

Delta Upsilon has, without doubt, the first man in the Senior, 
Junior, and Freshman Classes, with a good prospect of second among 
the Sophomores. This certainly is more than other societies can 
truthfully claim. 

The Alpha Delta Phi are holding their usual position at the head 
of the other Chapters, although their relative standing in scholarship 
is not as good as a year ago. 

Psi Upsilon has a good Chapter, and claims to attain her desired 
acquisitions; among which superior scholarship certainly finds no 
place. As a body, the Psi Upsilons are gendemanly, and veiy uni- 
formly honorable in all college affairs. 

The record of Delta Kappa Epsilon is still fluctuating, but is held 
at a fiiir average by the excellent character and scholarship of a small 
percentage of her men. About twenty-five of the Alumni and active 
members of the Fraternity went by special car to the recent Convention 
at Washington. 

Delta P^i and Chi P&i are both good as &r as they go, but find their 
limit early, and are exceedingly few in numbers. 

Our boys returned from Convention filled with the accustomed en- 
thusiasm. The banquet, the reception, and the general hospitality of 
the Madison Chapter, were themes of many glowing reminiscences. 

Indeed, with our Chapter of twenty-four loyal Delta U.'s, we 
manage to exist to our own satisfaction and, perhaps, somewhat to the 
discomfiture of others. 


We were greatly pleased with our Brother Brand, of Nortkwestem^ 
who called on us the Monday after Convention, and was present at our 
Chapter meeting in the evening. He gave us credit for many valuable 
suggestions, for which he certainly more than compensated us. Such 
visits, with the interchange of methods and experiences, might be mul- 
tiplied with great advantage to the different Chapters of our Fraternity. 
They serve to convert local Chapter feeling into universal Fraternity 
interest; it reminds us of our privileges and responsibilities as mem- 
bers of a vast intercollegiate organization, with common hopes and 
common aims; and we do hereby extend an urgent invitation to our 
brethren of neighboring Chapters to honor and help us with their 
presence and counsel. 

Our Chapter has been unfortunate in the sickness of one of its 
members. Brother Francis J. French, the first pledged of our nine 

On this account he has been obliged to suspend College work, but 
as his recovery is now almost complete, we are expecting his return 
with increased vigor of mind and body. During the last twelve months 
there has been considerable illness among the boys, but nothing very 
serious in results, except in the case of our sad bereavement by the 
death of our Brother Hiram P. Riddell, '88. 

An advance step recently taken is the formation of the Delta Upsilon 
Glee Club. For some time our Chapter had felt the need of better 
music, and the idea prevailed that, by a little systematic effort in the 
line of organization, our musical talent might be utilized. As there is 
no University Glee Club in existence^ and no apparent disposition to 
form one, and as Delta Upsilon has enough musical ability to stand 
alone, we took action in the matter in a practical way. Agitation of 
the subject resulted in the appointment of a standing committee to 
have in charge the organization to be known as the Delta Upsilon Glee 
Club. The available voices in the Chapter were carefully selected. The 
committee very wisely deciding to make haste slowly, no one is as yet 
chosen a permanent member, the selections being merely tests of in- 
dividual ability. 

As far as possible under-classmen have been chosen, in order that 
the personnel of the Club might remain unchanged as long as 

Although the number is not specifically limited, it is expected that 
the final permanent organization will comprise eight voices. 


The work of the Qub thus far has been hardly more than a test of 
its powers. However, the training of Professor Grimer, of this city, 
together with many valuable suggestions from Brother Robert T. 
French, Jr., Amherst, '84, formerly leader of the Amherst College Glee 
Club, has occasioned very marked improvement in our Club at each 
successive appearance. 

The debut of the Club was at an entertainment given at the Asbuiy 
M. £. Church, where for a first attempt the success was remarkable. 
Immediately after, and as an outcome of this success, the Club was able 
to take from the defunct University Glee Club a lucrative engagement 
to sing in connection with a reading by Professor Jones, of Harvard. 

On this occasion the Club made a very decided hit, every selection 
being enthusiastically encored, and that too by a highly cultured and 
critical audience. 

At other entertainments in the city and elsewhere, the same pros- 
perity has attended the organization. It did good and welcome ser- 
vice at the banquet recently tendered the Chapter by our resident 
Alumni, an occasion long to be remembered. 

The lady friends of the Chapter have been remembered by a number 
of serenades, which have been thoroughly appreciated. 

The originators of the idea, who are still working to bring the or- 
ganization to the highest grade of standing as a Glee Qub, merit and 
receive hearty commendation; and we trust that other Chapters, where 
the need exists, may by our success be stimulated to "go and do 

The Alumni banquet, to which reference has just been made, was 
a triumph equally in a social and a gastronomic point of view. 

Thus, for the first time in the history of our University, has a resi- 
dent Chapter banqueted the members of the Undergraduate Chapter. 
All honor to the Rochester Alumni of Delta Upsilon I 

On Monday evening, December 6th, when the invitation fi-om the 
Alumni was read by the Corresponding Secretary, a yell shook the walls 
about us even to their solid foundations. 

Delta U. yells are always significant, but this particular effort was 
unequaled in the records of the Chapter. 

It signified that once more Delta Upsilon had achieved a victory 
of no mean importance over the combined powers of rival societies. 

Fraternally, Wiluam C. ' Wilcox. 

i04 delta upsilon quartkrlt. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Dear Brothers: 

From up among the Green Mountains, Middlebuiy Chapter sends 
a hearty greeting to her sister Chapters in Delta Upsilon. 

Since the last Quarterly was published, Middlebury College has 
again begun another year's course, with a promise of unusual success. 
A Freshman Qass, the largest in twenty years, makes the heart of the 
old College thump with unwonted vigor. Not only has she a President 
newly inaugurated last Commencement, but she has also the promise 
of about one hundred thousand dollars to aid her work. Quite a 
material change has been made in the course of study. Hereafter 
the degree of B.S. will be conferred on all those who do in place of 
Greek an equivalent amount of work in science. 

But while all this has been going on, do not think that Delta 
Upsilon has been idle. Far from it We have initiated five men, 
four from the Gass of '90 and one from '88, so that our pres- 
ent number is twelve. During last fall term there seemed to be a 
stirring of the dry bones, as it were, the outcome of which is that we 
are well settled in a new hall. We have not yet a new carpet or new 
frimiture, but are expectantly awaiting our time. Our new hall is 
much nearer the College and in a much more pleasant situation, open- 
ing on Main street, right in plain sight of the river with its boats and 
boat-houses, not least among which are those of Delta U. Al- 
though our former hall had been used as one from the beginning, 
and had many pleasant memories connected with it, both for Alumni 
and Undergraduates, yet, considering everything, our present abode 
conveys to us more nearly our idea of a hall than the old one ever 

Our number of men is larger than it has been for three or four 
years. Delta Kappa Epsilon has fourteen, Pelta Upsilon twelve, Chi 
Psi eleven. Although we are second in number, we shall still strive to 
keep up our past record. 

It is too early to say anything about honors, for we do not know 
until Commencement Yet there are those who have pretended to be 
able to prophesy accurately in regard to this, even going so far as to 
make their plans as if it were not prophecy, but actual fact 

The junior class will get out a Kaleidoscope^ and have appointed 


Brother Cooledge Editor-in-chief, and Brother Clift one of three assist* 
ant editors. 

Our literary work and our meetings in general have been better 
than for quite a while. It consists mostly of debates, essays, orations, 
and declamations. 

Sometimes we have found Socratic debates very interesting, and 
occasionally we have a moot court We have no regular order. Some- 
times at the first meeting of the term we have had the members give 
their vacation experiences as a matter of memory. 

Although we are a little out of the way, and almost feel at times as 
though we had no connection with the outside world, yet the thought 
of the Fraternity causes us to realize that we have a large interest in 
others and they in us. 

We extend a hearty welcome to any Brothers who may by any 
chance stray up this way, and we will do the honors of Delta U. to the 
best of our ability. Fraternally, 

Bernard M. Cooledos. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Brown University, Providence, R. I. 
Dear Brothers: 

Brown takes pleasure in wishing all her sister chapters a happy and 
prosperous new year. 

We are in the best of spirits, and existence at present is no burden 
to us, but a real pleasure. 

We are not starving for the bare necessities of life, but are living on 
luxuries which might have frightened former members of our Chapter. 

In past years we have been trying to satisfy our thirst, but now we 
are feasting on the milk and honey of the land. 

Our new rooms, with their unnumbered conveniences, furnish us 
with not a litde happiness. Our Theoric Fund Committee holds a 
weekly session and frequently provides us with substantial entertain- 
ment We do not live to eat, but have discovered that a simple col- 
lation after a long literary programme, may be made productive of much 
true "brotherly love." 

In a neighboring building, immediately across from our rooms, one 


Story above, another society holds its meetings, and often amuses us 
by its deafening applause. 

We are reminded at such times that we are but little lower than the 
angels. We reply: *' Yes, but ' fallen angels/ " 

With our regular maxims, we have one which we regularly en- 
force, namely, temperance, not in the narrow sense, but in its broader 
meaning. We wish to ' ' let our moderation be known unto all (Delta 
U.) men." 

We aim to begin our meetings at 8 o'clock. A critic is appointed, 
who is admonished to take sure aim and show no mercy. The literary 
programme of the evening is always instructive and frequently highly 
entertaining. We generally have a debate with four disputants. Occa- 
sionally an evening is given to Shakespeare. 

■ Our next regular meeting is to be devoted to John Keats. Two 
essays are to be presented, the one biographical, the other critical 
Representative poems will follow. Surely an evening passed in such 
a manner cannot fail to be intensely benefiting to every man. 

We have recently produced a tragedy, written by three of our prom- 
ising poets. 

Every man during his active membership is expected to write at 
least one poem. The result is often extremely ludicrous, but well 
sustained and loudly applauded. 

Competitive singing among the unpretentious members of the 
Chapter gives us a yearly treat of laughter that never ends. 

During the week of our semi-annual examinations, we resorted with 
good success to a question box to brighten our minds. Twelve men 
spoke on a strange variety of themes. A system of fines for occup3ang 
more or less than five minutes, if it added to individual discomfiture, 
surely enhanced the general enjoyment, as the proceeds furnished more 
good things than we could possibly consume, and still adhere to our 
principles of temperance. 

Twelve o'clock generally finds us at home again, well satisfied with 
all men in general and Delta U. brothers in particular. We can say 
with truthfulness that we are as one man, no discord reigns among us^ 
but unity of interests and action at all times prevails. 

At the initiation of the Tufts Chapter at the Quincy House, Boston, 
Mass., December 4th, Brown was represented by Brother Lathrop, '89. 
He was warm in his praise of the men in the new Chapter, and his 


glowing account of the pleasant time he enjoyed, filled some of us 
with regrets that we had not arranged to be present 

Brown claims to be grandmother to the new Chapter at Tufts, and 
we shall cherish the child with becoming pride and care. As we claim 
the position of mother of the Harvard Chapter, and as Harvard claims 
the same relationship to the new Chapter, our position is evident 

Again on January 14th there was an opportunity to exchange 
fraternal greetings with many Alumni and Undergraduates, when 
Harvard celebrated the opening of her new rooms. . 

Brothers Carpenter, '89, and Lathrop, '89, represented i^r^^ze;;!. They 
were overwhelmed, and on their return quite overwhelmed us with their 
reports of the magnificence of the new quarters. They report that 
among other attractions, a billiard and pool table added greatly to the 
pleasure of the evening. 

If Harvard were to visit us and see our new rooms, which are better 
than our Chapter has occupied for a long time, they would think with 
truth that the child had outgrown its own mother. 

Brown has had for several years the reputation of turning out men 
in the truest sense of the word, and we do not propose that she shall 
lose that fair distinction. 

We are especially proud of our Freshmen delegation, containing 
seven of the best men in the class. They have taken hold in good 
earnest, and seem even now to be filled with a zeal for Delta U. which 
some older might do well to emulate. 

But with all our joys we have had one great sorrow, in the recent 

loss, by death, o^ Brother Edwin Penn Goddell, '89. He was one of 

our most promising students, and overflowed with love and devotion 

to our Brown Chapter. 

Yours firatemally, 

Charles L Wnrrs. 

Delta Upsilon House, 
Madison University, Hamilton, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

The Madison Chapter has been congratulating herself on the excel- 
lent opportunity which last October's Convention gave her for seeing 
(ace to face the representative men of the Fraternity. Such an oppor- 
tuni^ can come not more than once in a decade, and those are to be 


envied whose good fortune it is to be in active connection with the 
Chapter which has the privilege of entertaining the Fraternity at its an* 
nual assembling. There is not a member who failed to receive some 
added enthusiasm, and the effect on the Freshmen was magical. A love 
philter from the Vesuvius witch could work no stronger passion in the 
reluctant swain than the Convention aroused in the bosoms of these 
worthy gendemen. 

We are glad that some of the delegates were so charmed with the 
Hamilton ladies. It is whispered among those who know, that certain 
of them are corresponding with the blushing rose-buds which they dis- 
covered in the misty air of the reception evening. 

Our Thanksgiving vacation is so short that nearly all the men stay 
in town. Those of our number who occupy the Chapter house were 
unwilling to forego the festivities of the season, and accordingly plan- 
ned a little party to occur the evening before Thanksgiving Day, which 
passed oflf very pleasantly. 

The annual banquet of the New York Madison Alumni Association 
occurred in New York City during the Christmas holidays. The 
double quartette of the College Glee Club, on which we have two men, 
sang on this occasion. The Rev. A. Wayland Bourn, '741 is said to 
have made the best toast of the evening. 

Madison will soon have a gymnasium. William Blaikie, of New 
York, lectured in Hamilton, Friday evening, January 14th, under the 
auspices of the students, the object being to arouse a greater interest 
in the subject of athletics. The agitation is vigorous, and it is not too 
much to say that it will result in practical work. Wi^iam H. Cossum, 
'87, President of the Athletic Association, is one of the leaders in the 

Professor McGregory, Amherst, '80, is going to take a party of 
students to Germany next summer. He expects to be gone eight 
weeks, and in that time see the best that is to be seen. Several of our 
men will join the party. 

Our Chapter work is very satisfactory. The first meeting of this term 
the programme consisted of extemporaneous speeches from subjects 
assigned after the man was on his feet Besides debates, we have ar- 
ranged for extemporaneous speeches from the Seniors; orations and 
essays from the Juniors; and the last evening of the term will be given 
to the presentation of the second act of ''The Taming of the Shrew.'' 


RnmoiB are current in regard to the early appearance of a new Fra- 
ternity in college. The local society, which has been endeavoring for 
the past two years to secure a Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi, has evi« 
dently become discouraged. Two or three weeks ago it was reported 
that Phi Kappa Fsi had appeared, but it was not substantiated. The 
latest is the appearance of a committee of Theta Delta Chi, in consul- 
tation with the leading members of the would-be Chapter. We are 
sorry that the worthy brethren have been compelled to lower their as- 
pirations, for we should have liked to see Alpha Delta Phi in Madison^ 
The present developments, taken in connection with the campaign ar- 
guments which the local society used, are quite amusing. They de- 
cried fraternities as the bane of College life; but it seems now that their 
opinions have undergone a radical change. 

The Freshman Class numbers 45> and this gives the three fraterni- 
ties here a good number to choose from, although there is much in 
the Class that is not available for fraternity purposes. With the pres- 
ent prospects of the University, the classes will continue to increase 
in numbers, so that it is only a question of time on the appearance of 
other fraternities here. 

We are prosperous in all respects. It is amusing to hear the various 
ways in which the Freshmen of the other fraternities innocently confess 
the superiority of our Chapter and our men in college. 

Yours fraternally, 


Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Cornell UNivERsmr, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

Cornell reports a flourishing present and the prospect of a success- 
ful future. Our success in the fall campaign was all we could wish 
for. We did some very good ''rushing " and secured our usual num- 

It has always been our custom to limit the number in the Chapter 
to about seventeen. Our delegates at the Convention this year, how- 
ever, became convinced that in this respect we were making a mistake. 
The principal objection to an increase in number has been the thought 
of a less fraternal and united spirit By talks with Brothers from other 


Chapters, we have reached the conclusion that this objection is not 
valid We see Chapters in other colleges which have not a third of 
the number of students that Cornell has, with nearly double the num- 
ber in our Chapter and yet as strong and united as we, and with as 
ardent a Fraternity feeling. We see these Chapters wielding a strong in- 
fluence for good in their respective colleges and holding a high place 
in the social life there; and all this because of their numbers. We have 
failed to recognize the fact that by increasing our numbers we could 
still retain all the advantages which we now possess and receive many 
more which we do not possess. 

On the very night the brothers returned from Convention, we dis- 
cussed our policy pro and con. The air was full of the enthusiasm 
which had been brought back from the yearly gathering. In fact we 
were obliged several times to stop all discussion in order to shout and 
sing the praises of Delta U. In the end we were obliged to admit 
among ourselves that our policy was too conservative. In our next 
campaign we shall go in to win, and as no other Chapter surpasses us 
BOW in love and enthusiasm for our Fraternity, so no other Chapter then 
shall surpass us in being a power for good on account of numbers. 

In the University ever)'thing moves as usual. The result of our 
last term examinations was disastrous to thirty-three men, who were 
" busted " and obliged to leave. There were many vague rumors fly- 
ing around as to the exact number, and no doubt there are many more 
on the brink. The University gained about as many new men as were 
lost, so that she stands about as she did at the beginning of the year. 

In the Greek Letter world there is little news to report All the dif- 
ferent Fraternities seem to be satisfied with the result of the last cam- 
paign, which is certainly a delightful state of affairs. The Fraternities 
at Sage, in accordance with the treaty they made at the banning of 
the year, did no rushing until December ist The result of their en- 
deavors since then is unknown, as no "swings" have yet taken place. 

With best good wishes. Fraternally, 

L. C Crouch, '89. 


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

The Tufts Chapter is in the second month of its life. Notwith- 
standing its tender age, the ''baby" is by no means an infant^ but 
able and anxious to speak several words for itself. 

The birth of the Delta U. Chapter here occurred at a most op- 
portune time. As intimated in the history of the movement, the Zeta 
Psi's and the Theta Delta Chi's have long attempted to control all 
college affairs. The non-society element, comprising two-thirds of 
the students, had good reason for a feeling of jealousy, and there was 
danger that this would act as a check on all college enterprises. The 
time was ripe for a strong third society to step in and practically to 
hold the balance of power in college politics. This the Delta U.'s 
promise to do. From the first we were greeted as a powerful rival by 
the older societies, and we are regarded with friendliness by the re- 
maining non-society element 

We number twenty men — six Seniors, nine Juniors, two Sopho- 
mores, and three Freshmen. These men represent Class and College 
association officers as follows: '87, President, Secretary, Treasurer, 
and Chairman of Photo. Committee: '88, Secretary and Treasurer; 
'89, Vice-President and Treasurer: President of the Base-ball Associa- 
tion, Manager of the Foot-ball Association, Secretary and Treasurer 
of the Tennis Association; President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the 
Reading Room Association ; Business Manager and two editors of 
the Annual, the Junior publication; and four editors on the College 
paper, the Tuftonian, On this year's Class Day programme. Delta U. 
will be represented by three men. The Commencement parts have 
not yet been assigned, but we expect three of the seven. Next year 
we are morally certain of the first four parts. Thus it may be seen 
that in scholarship and literary standing our men*take high rank. In 
sports we are well represented. As a Chapter we are, perhaps, weakest 
in social qualities, but this will be improved with age. 

At present we have no Chapter rooms of our own, but our meet- 
ings are held in a convenient and well furnished hall in West Som- 
erville, ten minutes' walk from the College. Members of the Fra- 
ternity will gladly be received there any Tuesday evening, and at any 
time may feel assured of a hearty welcome on the Hill. 


With the confident expression of a hope that Delta Upsilon may 
never have cause to regret having brought the Tufb Chapter into ex- 
istence, I am, cordially and firatemally, 

True W. White. 



While round in my mind I was turning 
The gay thoughts that I love so well. 

There came one, with no little yearning: 
Where shall I the happiest dwell ? 

As I looked o'er the fields of nature, 
Now white with the beautiful snow, 

I thought — ^like a child of that future 
That veils from the present all woe; 

That rears for me castles of pleasure 
Far away on some mythical strand, 

And gives to me joys without measure, 
Nor once utters unwelcome command. 

I thought I'd be happy hereafter. 
When away from my present restraint. 

And lighter, my heart with gay laughter. 
Could laugh at all signs of complaint 

Far down through her beautiful valleys 
Did Freedom invite me to roam; 

Who told me with her I'd be happy. 
Far away from the world alone. 

I pondered these thoughts thus revolving. 
And I thought them over again. 

Till I saw into mist dissolving 

The hopes I had founded on them. 

Then wiser, I turned to the present, 
And the possible joys I sought; 

A TOAST. 113 

Till searching, I found that the real 
Was deepest with happiness fraught. 

Not dwelling on one costly treasure, 

I thought of my home to m^ dear; 
The one greatest boon that the future. 

In giving, holds happiness near. 

While thinking, I thought of the river, 

Unwelcomed, as foreigners know, 
To the home of the fretfy neighbor^ 

By bridge of unspeakable woe. 

And I thought — for my heart constrained me — 

That happiness best loves to reign 
In the place where the social nature 

Knits the heart of one to his friend. 

Now where can this pleasure be tested, 

If not in Fraternity life. 
Where members with power are vested. 

As brother with brother to thrive. 

But unity's bond must be strengthened, 

And happiness made more secure; 
Then what but a marriage of Chapters 

Will increasing friendship insure. 

Tis true we are banded already 

'Neath flags of old gold and bright blue; 
But that will not hinder a wedding 

Tween Chapters of old Delta U. 

Then here's to the health of our Chapters, 

Whose friendships are open and true; 
Who extend to thee hands of welcome — 

Two Chapters of frank Delta U. 

God grant we may meet thus hereafter I 

God grant we may always be true 1 
For this is the nature of Chapters — 

Of Chapters of Old Delta U. 

H. T. Beattt, La/ayeiie, '87. 


The Delta Upsilon Society of Tufts College are discussing the de- 
sirability of forming a Chapter library. — Harvard Crim^fm, 

Quite a number of the rejected petitioners from the College of the 
City of New York have joined other societies in that College. 

Nearly twenty-three pages of Alumni Notes, set in brevier, are pub- 
lished in this issue. This, we believe, far excels the largest amount 
ever published in an issue of a Fraternity publication. 

Dr. Andrew G. Riley, Williams, '42, of Jefferson, Iowa, says : 
"When the Social Fraternity at Williams was established, Professor £• 
Kellogg, Williams, '^6, gave the motto O fid by AdrfXov," 

" It is hinted that President Qeveland will find a Cabinet Place for 
Dan Lamont {Union, '72). He deserves well of the President, but it is 
not one of Grover's traits to remember his friends.'' — Bingkamian 
(N.r.) Republican. 

The attention of readers of the Quarterly and members of the 
Fraternity is called to the list of Delta Upsilon lawyers whose cards 
appear in this issue, and it is hoped that such business as is possible 
will be placed with them. 

Henry W. Brush, Columbia^ '89, is now in charge of the sub^rip- 
tion department of the Quarterly. Subscribers will confer a &vor 
upon him and further their own interests by promptly notifying him of 
their change of address or failure to receive copies. 

Among the contributors to Christian Thought, we notice the names 
of Professor Addison Ballard, D.D., WiUiams, '42; Professor Ransom 
B. Welch, D.D., LLD., Union, '46; President Henry A. Buttz, D.D.» 
Union, '58; and Professor Borden P. Bowne, LLD., New York, '71. 

Persons who &vor the Quarterly with copies of newspapers con- 
taining items that are destined for the Editor's notice will confer a 
favor if they will kindly mark such items. Modesty is a lovely virtue, 
but the Editor dislikes to waste time hunting through the paper for 
a notice that would meet the eye in an instant if marked. 


We are indebted to Professor Francis H. Snow, Ph. D. , Williams, 
63, for a picture of the Snow Hall of Natural History of the University 
of Kansas. The building is a splendid three-story stone structure, 
erected last year by the State of Kansas at a cost of #50,000, and 
named Snow Hall in recognition of the faithful services of Professor 
Snow in the educational work of Kansas. 

We are glad to welcome to New York the Rev. Josiah Strong, D. D., 
Western Reserve, '69, who has resigned his pastorate in Cincinnati, O., 
and accepted the secretaryship of the Evangelical Alliance of the 
United States. Dr. Strong is the well known author of that marvelous 
book, "Our Country," which has attained a circulation of over forty- 
five thousand copies in a short while. 

Literary Societies of Rutgers and the University of the City of New 
York are to have a joint debate on the liquor question, at New Bruns- 
wick, N. J. , March 1 8th. Brothers Asa Wynkoop, '^j, and Thurston W. 
Challen,'87, are two of thethree Rutgers debaters; and Brothers Austin 
D. Wolfe, '87, W. Frank Campbell, '87, and F. Lincoln Davis, '88, 
are the three debaters from New York. Thus five of the six debaters are 
Delta U.'s, 

William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69, famous as the author of 
*' Mikado's Empire" and **Corea, the Hermit Nation," is about to 
issue through Messrs. Cupples, Upham & Co., of Boston, the " Life of 
Commodore Matthew C. Perry, a Typical American Naval Ofl&cer." 
It is a careful study in Japanese and American history, based on offi- 
cial documents in the archives of Washington and Tokio. It is a 
i2mo, and published for $1.50. 

Delta Upsilon is quite well represented at the West Point Military 
Academy. On the military staflf are lieutenant-Colonel Andrew K. 
Smith, Williams, '47, U. S. A., the Post Surgeon; and Major James P. 
Kimball, Hamilton, '65, U. S. A. Surgeon. Second Lieutenant Clarence 
P. Townsley, Union, '76, is an instructor in drawing, and Lieutenant 
George W. Gcethals, Manhattan, '77, of the Corps of Engineers, is an 
instructor in civil and military engineering. William V. Judson, 
Harvard, '86, is a Cadet 

Twenty-five States and four foreign countries furnish the 178 men 
who were admitted to the Fraternity last year. New York, as usual, 
leads with 54; Massachusetts follows with 26; Ohio comes next with 13; 


and Illinois has ii; Vermont and Maine, each 9; New Jersey, Penn- 
sylvania and Wisconsin, 8; Rhode Island, 4; Michigan and New 
Hampshire, 3; California, Connecticut, Minnesota and Ontario, 2; 
and one each from Colorado, District of Columbia, Indiana, Iowa, 
Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mexico, Missouri, Montana, Nova 
Scotia, Oregon and the United States of Columbia. 

The March number of the Hotniletic Review contains a number of 
^contributions by Delta U.'s. President £. G. Robinson, D.D., of 
JBrcwn, contributes the first of a series of papers on '' How Can the 
Pulpit Best Counteract the Influence of Modem Skepticism?" George 
R. Leavitt, D.D., Williams, '60, continues his discussion on ''The Best 
Method for GettingChurch Members to Work." "Justice in our Hearts 
and Lives" is by President Henry A. Buttz, D.D., Union '58. "Gems 
and Curiosities from a literary Cabinet, No. Ill, "and ''The Missionary 
Field," by the Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D., Hamilton, '57. 

The fifth Annual Conference of the Y. M. C A. of New England 
Colleges was held in New Haven February i8th, 19th and 20th. Among 
the delegates. Delta Upsilon was represented by Johnson and Struthers, 
of Amherst; Williams, of Williams; Dietrich and De Blois, of Brown; 
Bailey, oiMiddldmry; and Fraternity Vice-President Pitt, of Rutgers. 
A pleasant reunion was held on Saturday evening in West Divinity 
Hall, at which there were present, besides the delegates, Moore, of 
Marietta (Yale '86); Matsugata, Rutgers, '89; Cross, Mathews and 
Roberts, Western Reserve, '84, all of whom are now at Yale. 

"The Syracuse Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity has pur- 
chased the residence of Dr. W. P. Coddington, at Ostrom avenue and 
Marshall streets. The house is a square brick building of three stories, 
situated on the hill northeast of the University. It will be used by the 
society as a Chapter-house. The Chapter-hall will be in the third stoiy 
and rooms for society members will be in the second and third stories. 
The parlor, reading-room and dining room will be on the lower floor. 
There are bath-rooms and every convenience for a pleasant habitation 
for the students. The bam will be turned into a gymnasium. The 
Fraternity is to be congratulated on this evidence of prosperity and 
enterprise. Occupation will be taken on April ist Dr. Coddington 
will remove to a house he is building nearer the city." — Syracuse 


The following extracts from letters which have been received recently 
from Alumni by the Editor of the Quarterly, are indications of the 
interest and love which our Alumni have for the Fraternity. 

Dr. Anson L. Hobart, WiUtams^ '36, of Worcester, Mass., the first 
President of the Fraternity and one of the founders, writes: "For fifty- 
three years I have been loyal to our order, and yearly my love of it in- 
creases. I like the Quarterly well, and wish you and it God-speed." 

William Elliot Griffis, D. D. , Rutgers, '69, Pastor of the Shawmut 
Avenue Congregational Church, of Boston, and known throughout the 
Fraternity as one of Delta Upsilon's leading orators, writes: "My 
congratulations upon your re-election to a post of honor in Delta 
Upsilon. Though emolument be small, I trust the rewards of appreci- 
ation will be great I inclose check for the Quarterly and the An- 
ifMz/yand shall also remember Mr. Schell,of the Delta Upsilon Library." 

The Rev. John C. Allen, Madison, '74, Pastor of the Hanson Place 
Baptist Church, of Brooklyn, N. Y., says: "Inclosed find check for 
Quarterly and Our Record. I like the idea of the library and will 
send you a few articles soon. The longer I live the more fully do I 
see the need of Delta Upsilon principles in the world, so I am glad 
you are to devote more time to their propagation." 

Ex-Lieutenant Governor Bross, Williams, '38, of the Chicago 
Tribune, one of the founders of the Fraternity, writes: "The Quarterly 
does great credit to you and your associates and also to our society. " 

Charles S. Vedder, D.D., Union, '51, Pastor of the Old Huguenot 
Church, of Charleston, S. C, says: " I am glad to know that the dear 
old society is flourishing. Please send me the Quarterly." 

Charles H. Anderson, Cornell, '%i, who was one of ComeWs dele- 
gates to the Michigan Convention in 1882, writes: "I wish you suc- 
cess in your Fraternity work, and the wish is fathered by one whose 
love and loyalty for Delta Upsilon is warm and ever increasing." 


With a pang of regret, mingled with a feeling of joy, turn in memory 
back to the night of January 24th, the date of the Third Annual Dinner 
given by the Delta Upsilon Alumni Association of Cleveland, O. Regret 
that that night has passed; gay that another night of banqueting in the 
coming winter is &st hurrying to meet us; laden with a good time in 
a good crowd of jolly Delta U's., and above all with a spread at the 
Gunous Stillman House, impossible to be duplicated. 


At eight o'clock the Alumni Chapter, represented by Dr. Charles B. 
Parker, Norton T. Horr, and Ledyard M. Bailey, received the Adelbert 
Chapter in the hotel parlors, introduced brother guests who happened 
to be unacquainted, and saw that the "eternal fitness of things, "was in 
no way marred. 

Our Chapter had just pledged a new man after a desperate fight 
with the "Alpha's " and " D. K. £.'s," and upon consultation with the 
Committee, considered it perfectly proper and highly fitting to initiate 
him at the banquet 

Norton T. Horr, Cornell, '82, was chosen to make the remarks and 
to give the pledge. In the presence of our host, 1'. e. , the Chapter as 
a body, and of her invited guests, Ormiston M. Swayze, of the Class of 
'89, was initiated into the fraternal bonds of Delta Upsilon. 

The Alumni were greatly pleased at this act It briskly reminded 
them of their college days. 

After the ceremony was over, we adjourned to dinner, where we 
sandwiched the courses with songs led by J. W. Van Doom, '89. 
(Five of our Chapter being on the College Glee Club, we were as- 
sured of good singing.) 

Telegrams and letters of regret were read from several, among them 
General Lee, of Toledo, an Honorary Member of this Chapter, yet a 
strong friend of Delta Upsilon, while a congratulatory telegram from 
Cornell was received with cheers and the Fraternity yelL 

The following were the toasts : 

*< Omnia honeste et ardine fiant" 

Toast-master, Dr. C. B. Parker, Rochester, '76. 

Responses were made by Dr. Henry J. Herrick, Williams, '58; 
Ledyard M. Bailey, Adelbert, '84; Norton T. Horr, Cornell, '82; Geoige 
A. Wright, Adelbert, '87; Evan H. Hopkins, Adelbert, '89. Good 
words were said by all. 

George C. Ford, '84, now at Harvard Law School, and Harley F. 
Roberts, '84, now of Yale, were missed exceedingly. 

Roberts is known to many of you; both, we are happy to say are 
very active Alumni members, having the interest of this Chapter and 
of the Fraternity foremost at heart 

After three cheers for Delta U., and three wishes, that we could stay 
longer, laugh more, and eat a little bit more, the jolly crowd broke up. 


Before closing, I wish to say one word in behalf of the Chapter for 
Brother Horr, of Cornell, and also in behalf of my fellow banqueters 
at our late dinner, for which he worked so zealously, that we find him 
a hard working, hearty Delta U., and sincere friend of our Chapter. 

Dr. Parker's good-will can best be expressed in the language of his 
brother, who, meeting a Delta U. at one time, noticing his pin, ex- 
claimed, "Are you a Delta U. ?" "Yes." "Well, you go around to 
my brother and he will saw your leg off for nothing." 

And I could name many more earnest friends with these. 

Fraternally, Frank Kuhn. 


union UNivERsmr . 

Since Convention we have added two members to our number, 
Edwin Henry Winans, '88, of Gloversville, N. Y. ; and George Will- 
iam Fairgrieve, '89, of Schenectady, N. Y., increasing our membership 
to nine, a fair-sized Chapter for Union. 

In returning fi-om Convention, the Colby delegate, with one Senior 
representative, stopped at Clinton, and were hospitably entertained by 
the Hamilton Chapter, but on their arrival at Utica in the early even- 
ing, they found that their train did not leave until 11.30 p.m., so, to 
fill up the intervening time they visited the theatre. The dissipation 
of the night before proving too much for them, they cuddled them- 
selves into the easy chairs of the Opera House and found a much- 
needed rest The play proceeded all unheeded by the tired delegates 
until the end of the last act Then, just as the curtain was being 
rung down on the magnificent final tableaux, and merely the feet of 
the actors and actresses could be seen in the stagy mist of blue and 
red fire^ Colby started up with "Gosh dam it I I wish I had seen that,'' 
to the great delight of the grinning spectators. So completely were 
they absorbed that neither of the men could tell the name of the play, 
and I doubt very much whether they could again find the Opera 



Frank H. Robson^ '87, is teaching for James B. Parsons, '86, dur- 
ing an attack of sickness of the latter. 

Fred. B. Waite, '88, has taken the Junior Mathematical Prize. He 
is supposed to possess the finest mathematical mind in College. 


Alonzo M. Murphey, '87, is editor-in-chief oi Amherst PkUosophy 
Papers, He was also offered the managership of the Base-ball associ- 
ation, but refused. 

Samuel F. Nichols, '87, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa second 

Herman B. Ames, '88, is our campaign President for the coming 

Frederick P. Johnson and Walter P. White, '87, represent us on the 
Amherst Literary Monthly. 

Edward B. Rodgers, '87, and James Ewing, '88, are our represent- 
atives on the Amherst Student Board. 

This term we have started a society table at one of our boarding 
clubs. Ten of our brothers board there, and we find it a great suc- 


The Class of '90 numbers 33. Of this number 8 are young ladies^ 
leaving 25 to be distributed among four Greek Letter Societies, and a 
Literary Fraternity comprising non-society men, who have two or three 
from '90. 

At a recent Junior Exhibition, Qass '88, Delta Upsilon was repre- 
sented by Brothers John A. Shaw and A. B. Lorimer. Both did them- 
selves and society great credit 

We have lately taken steps to provide a library for our hall, and 
have already received many nice books for it, and have many more 
promised from our Alumni. We believe a good library can be made 
of great benefit to a Chapter. 

Many of our men are out teaching this term, but those who are in 
are doing good work for the Chapter. Our meetings are interesting 
and profitable as in the past Delta Upsilon is flourishing at Colby. 



On the evening of Friday, December loth, we gathered in the 
beantiihl parlors of Powers' Hotel. The banquet was ordered for an 
early hoar, and at eight o'clock Alumni and Undergraduates were 
comfortably seated in one of the cosiest dining halls in Rochester. 

The address of welcome was given in a few well chosen words by 
the Rev. Dr. Myron Adams, Hamilton^ '63. Then followed the response 
from Brother Cortland R. Myers, the President of our Chapter. 

The menu was exquisite, both in quality and style of serving; the 
quantity so skillfully managed as to satisfy all without the possibility 
of surfeit 

At the close of this abundant feast of good things came a short but 
very interesting programme, literary and musical. Readings and reci- 
tations by Alumni and Undergraduates were interspersed with selec* 
tions by the Glee Club, which were received with applause and warmly 

l^^e enjoyment was so universal and complete, that our Alumni 
must have felt in some degree at least repaid for their painstaking. In- 
deed, as the exercises were nearing the close, they declared that we 
were mutually in love with one another. 

The few toasts and responses in conclusion served to climax the 
enthusiasm as we dispersed, each one a better Delta Upsilon than 
ever before. 

Thus, indeed, our history for the last few months is one of triumph. 
While there is still room for improvement, yet it is an undeniable fact 
that the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Rochester University is constantly 
and rapidly growing in numbers, influence and enthusiasm. 


\Tilliam P. Merrill and Frank A. Pattison, '87, from Philo, and 
Thurston W. Challen, '87, from Peitho, represent Delta Upsilon in 
the debate between the two societies, while Asa Wynkoop and Thurston 
W. Challen, '87, are two of the three Peithsophians who will debate 
against the Philomathean Society of the University of the City of 
New York. We hope to see some of our Fraters in New Brunswick at 
the time of this debate. 

Five Delta U's tripped ''the light fantastic toe" at the swell 
New Brunswick Assembly Ball. 


Merrill, Wynkoopand Challen are among the six Seniors elected to 
Phi Beta Kappa. 

Franklin A. Pattison, '87, and £. B. Van Ardsale, '90, are respect- 
ively President and Secretary of Philo; Asa Wynkoop, '87, and John 
S. Van Arden, '90, being Treasurer and Secretary of Peitho. 

Clarence G. Scudder, '89, is active in urging the revival of the 
Sophomore exhibition. 

W. Armitage Beardslee, '88, is the leading spirit of the Louis 
Quatorze Club, a society for original work in history. 

Asa Wynkoop, '87, and Sherman G. Pitt, '88, were the Presidents 
of Peitho and Philo respectively last term. 

Charles S. Wyckoff, *88, is an editor of the Scarlet Letter^ our Col- 
lege annual. 

Warren R. Schenck, '90, is Vice-President of his class. 

The twentieth birthday of William P. Merrill, '87, was celebrated 
on January 10, 1887. His mother and sister, wishing to give him a 
pleasant surprise, invited the Undergraduate members of the Rutgers 
Chapter to spend the evening at their home, a short distance out of 
town. The Chapter gladly accepted, and the evening of the loth 
found us congratulating our gready surprised Brother. After an hour's 
"flow of reason " we had a *' feast," followed by a singing of Collie 
and Fraternity Songs, and the Delta Upsilon yell echoed over the quiet 
place as we drove off in the moonlight 

Many happy returns, warm-hearted Fraier^ 


Philip Payne, '88, contributed an essay on "William H. Prescott" 
to the Madisonensis for December i8th. 

George B. Lawson, '88, preaches regularly at Mohawk, N. Y., be- 
sides keeping up with his college work. Mr. Lawson is also Hamil- 
ton correspondent of the Uiica Daily Observer, 

Owen Cassidy, '87, is assistant college librarian. 

John W. Roberts, '90, sings first tenor in the College Glee Qab, 
and Charles A. Wheat, '90, second bass. Henry F. Malloiy, '90, is 
collie organist 

Clayton Grinnell, '88, spent a part of the Christmas vacation in 
New York. 


Frank O. Broady, '89, is doing extra work, so that he may be 
graduated after three years in college. There are not many who would 
attempt to do four years' work in three years. Mr. Broady is a son of Rev. 
K. O. Broady, President of the Baptist College in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Irving A. Douglass, '88, is Chairman of the Committee of Arrange- 
ments for the Junior celebration of Washington's Birthday. The ad- 
dress at the celebration is to be given by a Delta Upsilon, though his 
name has not been made public. 

John J. Sheldon, '90, has left college, and expects soon to begin 
the study of medicine. 

Willis L Rowlands, '89, who left college last year, will return at 
the beginning of the spring term. 


Our annual initiation occurred on October 22, 1886, and was most 
successful in all respects. We initiated five new men. We feel that in 
them we have secured the men of all others who will make good Delta U.'s. 

The answers received from our Alumni letter are very pleasing, 
and assure us of the deep interest and love with which the older 
Brothers regard us. 

John Wilson Battin, '88, who was unable to return this year, now 
fills an important position in the ofiice of the Regents, at Albany, N. 
Y. He expects to be with us next year. 

George C. Shepherd, '89, has been obliged to leave the University 
on account of his health, and will not return until next fall. 

Wythe Denby, '89, who was prevented by ill-health from returning 
to the University in the h\\, has recovered and is now with us again. 

Brother Eaton, Syracuse, '87, made us a short call last term. 

Brothers Howard, PoUak and Zollinger, of Lehigh, stayed over 
with us on their return from Convention. We enjoyed their short visit 
greatly. At the Chapter meeting which occurred while they were 
here, we had a lively discussion as to a change in the Chapter's line of 
policy, during which Brothers Howard and Pollak made some sensi- 
ble speeches, comparing our Chapter policy with their own. 

Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81, spent some time with us during the 
(all term. 

Ernest F. Eidlitz, '90, who was obliged to leave the University 
on account of illness, has entered Columbia College. 


Eads Bates, '89, represented the Chapter on the Sophomore Foot- 
ball Team in the games with '90. 

Henry B. Whitney, '90, is the best marksman in the University, 
and will shoot on the Cornell team in a match which is now being ar- 
ranged with the Harvard Gun Club. 


Never since the writer first entered Marietta Academy as a prepar- 
atory student, has the new year found this Chapter in so substantially 
good and promising a condition as does this one. Afler a term's asso« 
ciation with the new members, all parties have become thoroughly ac- 
quainted, and have adjusted themselves to their pleasant relations. 
True, the new year brought the sad necessity of dropping one who was 
adjudged an unworthy member, but the fact that the Chapter squarely 
faced and promptly dealt with the matter, indicates its good condition 
perhaps as well as anything else could do. 

The great event of the fall term's work was a public entertainment, 
of a literary character, given in our hall on Thursday evening, Decem- 
ber 9th. About seventy-five invited guests were present, including 
most of the Faculty and wives, resident Alumni and ladies, and friends 
of the Chapter. 

The programme was varied in character and was carried out without 
a break or jar. The chief feature was the rendering of the death of 
Clarence (''Richard HI," Act i. Scene 4). Walter G. Beach, '88, played 
the part of Clarence^ Howard W. Dickinson, '89, that of Brackenbury^ 
Theron M. Ripley and William D. Stoughton, '90, those of the first 
and second murderers. Other features were two farces, some declama- 
tions, and an original poem on Delta Upsilon, with which Charles C 
Waddle, '89, surprised us, and which was a decided hit At the close 
of the literary exercises the whole company joined in hearty singing of 
Fraternity songs. This was followed by social intercourse, which cul- 
minated in a little impromptu "tripping on the light fantastic toe " by 
those who enjoy that pastime, making a very pleasant ending to the 
evening's enjoyment Modesty forbids the publication of the com- 
ments of our guests. 

The whole affair was most beneficial to us as a Chapter. The fan, 
as well as work, of preparing for the event, the literary training, the 
closer fellowship engendered, and the pride in the successful issue, all 



combined to give us new life and enthusiasm. The effect on the col- 
lege and commuiifty cannot but be of great aid to us in the future. 
Such work may not be practicable with all the Chapters, but we be- 
lieve it has paid in our case at least 

A joint debate between the two literary societies, Alpha Kappa 
and Psi Gamma, is to be held on Saturday morning, February 12. Of 
the four debaters two are Delta U.'s, viz.: William A. Shedd, '87, 
Alpha Kappa, and Edward B. Haskell, '87, Psi Gamma. The former 
is on the affirmative and the latter on the negative of the question: 

*' Resolved, That the present system of taxation in the United States 
is preferable to a system by which all taxes should be levied upon land 
alone, irrespective of the improvements upon it" 

Walter G. Beach and Robert M. Labaree, '^%y were delegates to the 
Y. M. C. A. State Convention, held at Xenia, O., February ioth-i3th. 

Charles C. Waddle, '89, was awarded second honor at the prelim* 
inary oratorical contest, January 24th. This made him Alternate to 
the State contest, to be held with Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, 
O., on Februaiy 17th. 


George W. Kennedy, '87, was elected Manager of the Base-ball 
Nine for the ensuing year, at the regular meeting of the Athletic Asso* 
ciation, January 12th. 

Frank G. Banister, '88, having worked in advance of his class, will 
remain out of college this term to attend to some business interests. 

Lincoln £. Rowley, '88, is Principal of the Union School and 
Academy at Sidney, N. Y. Judson L. and Seward N. Transue have 
returned to college after an absence of two years and joined '89. 

We are represented on the Board of the Onondagan, the college 
annual, by Frederick C. Lyford, '88. 

There has been formed a double quartette in our Chapter, while 
our Coasting Club is booming. 

Our boys are working hard in preparing to present "Julius Qesar "^ 
in our Chapter Hall the latter part of next month. Its success is as- 
sured, if one may judge from the first rehearsal. 

The University Herald, controlled by the Syracuse Chapter, was 
never in a more prosperous condition than at present The last 
number appeared with new artistic headings, designed by Professor N» 
A Wells, Syracuse, '77. 


Pledges have been made which assure the purchase of a new piano 
for our Chapter Hall at an early day. 

Convention filled all of our boys who attended it with a new 
enthusiasm for Delta Upsilon. Our Freshmen especially were aroused, 
and have never since ceased to congratulate themselves that they have 
been admitted into such a noble and vigorous Fraternity. 

The University is in a prosperous condition, improvements are 
constantly being made in our recitation rooms, and a fine observatory 
and telescope will be erected on the campus next summer. 

Our Boarding Club is larger this year than it has been for the last 
four years. . Indeed there is a growing desire among our members to 
take their meals at the Club. There we are brought together under a 
pleasant home influence, and seem to feel as if it were almost impos- 
sible for a stronger bond of brotherhood to exist there than that which 
exists among us as Delta U.'s. And yet we are here only students 
with students, eating almost enough to astonish Vassar girls, a good 
sign of health; laughing till the goblets on the table shaken together 
make a ''chestnut" bell unnecessary, a cure for dyspepsia, and a sign 
of life and spirit. 


James McNaughton, '88, and Charles £. Green, '89, are not with 
tis this year, but we hope to see them again next fall. 

Elmer E. Clark, '88, William H. Turner, '89, and Charles U. 
Champion, '89, have entered the Law Department this year, but are still 
active members of the Chapter. 

Charles E. Decker, '89, has entered the Homoeopathy Department 
He is at present our Recording Secretary. 

Philip R. Whitman, '89, is again with us. He has been elected 
President of the Unity Club in this city. Henry Morrow, formerly of 
^87, is also back. 

Arthur L. Benedict, '87, returns the 2d Semester to complete his 
college course. 

Frederick H. Loveridge, '89, was our first initiate this collie year. 
He is one of the officers of the Hobart Guild now being started 

Ernest B. Perry, '89, spent the past summer at Ashland, Mich., 
with the Chequawegon Orchestra. According to his report he had all 
the fun he wanted. 


Our men out of college aim at concentration somewhat We have five 
at Minneapolis: Brothers Potter, Hawley, Thompson, Smith and Cham- 
berlin; at Laporte, Ind., three: Brothers Hicks, Richter and Kramer. 

We are awaiting, with expectancy, Frederick M. Crossett, Neii> 
York, '84, on his way to Wisconsin. 


Our Chapter is doing nicely this year. We have added much to 
our hall and its furniture. We are doing good literary work. Last 
term we had two men on a declamation contest between ten persons, 
five selected from the Junior Class and five from the Sophomore Class. 
Two prizes were given. We were fortunate, taking both prizes. 
Beers, '89, first Norton declamation prize; Oscar Middlekaufif, second 
Norton declamation prize. In this contest every Fraternity in college 
was represented. 

Charles E. Linebarger, '88, represents us on the Hinman Society 
Essay Contest 

Hugh D. Atchison, '87, has taken the prize offered for the best 
thesis on some political economy subject This is a good record 
surely. We have five men on three other contests which will take place 
during the year, and our chances for winning honors are very good. 

George I. Larash, '87, is business manager of the Syllabus, our 
college annual. 

Oscar Middlekauff is President of the Junior Class, and Hastie 
Odgers is President of the Freshman Class. 

George I. Larash, '87, is President of the Students' Christian Asso- 


Since our last report great changes have taken place in the Harvard 
Chapter. We have moved from our old rooms in the Lawrence Scien- 
tific School to much more convenient quarters. No. 9 Brattle street 
There is a large hall, well furnished, where we hold our meetings, 
with an ante-room adjoining. Next to this is the reading-room, with 
piano, card tables, magazines, etc. This is connected by an archway 
with the billiard room, in which we have placed an excellent table. 
A kitchen and coat room complete the suite. 

We have recently initiated a number of very desirable new men, 
whose names will be found elsewhere. We have been especially for- 
tunate in securing men of musical ability, three of our members play- 


ing on the Pierian. We have organized an orchestra of seven pieces, 
which plays at nearly every meeting. 

About all our men were present at the Tufts initiation at the 
Quincy House, in Boston, a few weeks ago, and last Friday evening 
we dedicated our new rooms by giving a spread to our Tufts and 
Brown brethren. There was a large attendance, and everybody had a 
good time. A. M. Lord, Harvard, '83, acted as toastmaster. 


At our first initation of the year, held on the evening of December 
15th, Messrs. E. H. Snyder, of '^7, Robert Goeller, of '88, and W. J. 
Warburton, of '90, became members of the Fraternity, and have since 
shown themselves active in promoting its interests. 

William Gasten,'87, will at Commencement deliver the Latin poem, 
the second honor. 

Charles L. Eidlitz, '89, who left college last year, is now in busi- 
ness in this city, and a regular attendant upon our Chapter meetings. 

Winthrop Gates, '89, is training for the position of pitcher on the 
nine, with good prospect of obtaining it 

George G. Saxe, Jr., '87, has been elected Class-day Poet 

Charles S. Eytinge and Chauncey £. Stone are members of the 
Senior Class Day Committee. 

Leonard D. White, Jr., ^^jy is Secretary of his class. 

We have been favored lately with visits from Brothers C. W. Hoer, 
Jr., of Cornelly and Charles P. Pollak, oi Lehigh. 


We like our new rooms, which are situated on Main street, Bethle- 
hem, very much. We have added to their attraction by putting in a 
piano, and now music is a prominent feature of our meetings. We are 
trying to form a Delta Upsilon quartette. Our meetings, held every 
Friday night, commence with songs, followed by debates, declamations, 
and impromptu speeches, and close with a short business session. 
As we have seventeen men, it can be seen the "ex-baby" is thriving. 

We hear occasionally from our Brother Robert L. Whitehead, '87, 
who is now employed as chemist by the Cozer Iron Company, of Ro- 
anoke, Va. He is as enthusiastic a Fraternity man as ever. 

George A. Ruddle, '86, has visited us firequendy during the past 
term. He is a charter member of our Chapter and is always welcome. 


On the occasion of the last Lafayette-Lehigh Foot-ball game, on 
November 24th, we were visited by Brothers Engle, Rankin, Tyler, 
and Grube, of La/ayeUe. Though they struck us just as college was 
breaking up for the Thanksgiving holidays, we did our best to enter- 
tain them, showing them our dining club, Chapter rooms, and how 
we do things at Lehigh. 

At the invitation of Lafayette^ ten us of us paid them a visit on the 
night of December 3d. It proved a night long to be remembered. Right 
here allow us to remark that the Lafayette men know how to entertain 
guests. They met us with a rush of hospitality. It would be hard to 
say how much we enjoyed their witty speeches, original poetry and 
tempting supper. Hope to have them with us in a body early this term. 


MADISON, '81. 

The Rev. Frederick Augustus Potter, Pastor of the Baptist Church 
of Whitestown, N. Y., died on Sunday, October 17, 1886, after an 
illness of less than one week. On the preceding Sunday Mr. Potter 
preached in Clinton, N. Y., and before reaching his house was taken 
seriously ill with inflammation of the bowels. He grew steadily worse, 
and died on the following Sunday morning. The funeral services 
urere held in Whitestown Tuesday afternoon, and were conducted by 
the Rev. Henry H. Peabody, D.D., '66, of Rome, N. Y., one of the 
charter members of the Madison Chapter of Delta Upsilon. The 
remains were taken to Hamilton, N. Y., Wednesday morning, for 
interment The Rev. William Hale Maynard, D. D., Hamilton^ '54, 
of the Hamilton Theological Seminary, read the burial service and 
offered a prayer at the grave. The Madison Chapter assembled at the 
grave among the mourners, and was joined by the students of the 
Theological Seminary. 

Brother Potter was bom in Carthage, Jefferson County, N. Y., 
in 1853, and was a cousin of George Parsons Lathrop. He was 
graduated from Madison University in 1881, with the reputation 
of one of the clearest thinkers in his class. In scholarship he took 
the fourth honor, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He im- 
mediately entered the Hamilton Theological Seminary, from which 


he was graduated in 1884. Daring the summer of the same year 
he married Miss Carrie Casler, of Hamilton/ and accepted the pas- 
torate of the Whitesboro Baptist Church. Mr. Potter wrote the 
history of the Madison Chapter which is contained in the Quinquennial 
Catalogue, and was chosen by the Oneida Baptist Association to write 
the circular letter to the churches which was printed in the minutes of 
the October meeting of that body. 

Brother Potter was one of those rare men who combine intellec- 
tual power with a generous heart and a kind, sunshiny temper. In 
his church he made many warm friends. No one could know him 
without respecting him for his simple integrity and man-like faith in 
his Christianity. The following resolutions of respect and condolence 
were adopted by the Madison Chapter: 

Whereas^ It has pleased an all-wise God to take home to himself 
our faithful and beloved brother, Frederick Augustus Potter; be it 

Resohedf That while we submit to the Divine will, we, as a Chap- 
ter, hereby express our sorrow at the loss of a loyal and devoted 
Christian brother. That we hereby also express the high esteem in 
which we held him as a Christian, as a student, and as a member of 
the Fraternity; and, further, be it 

Resohed, That we extend to the bereaved wife and friends our 
heartfelt sympathy, and that we drape in mourning our Chapter-house 
and badges as a token of respect to his memory. 

William H. Cossum, Othello S. Langwortht, 
Irving A. Douglass, Edwin D. Morgan, 

In behalf 0/ Madison Chapter 0/ Delia UpsUon. 


BROWN, '89. 

Whereas, It has pleased God to remove from our number our 
brother, Edwin Penn Goodell; and 

Whereas^ We, the Brown Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, 
feel that in this event we have suffered severe loss; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That while we bow in submission to the Divine will, we 
mourn the departure of one whose talents we admired, whose charac- 
ter we esteemed, whose friendship we prized. 

Resohed, That we extend to the family of our deceased brother 
our sincere sympathy in their affliction. 

Resolved, That these resolutions be entered on the records of the 
Society, published in the college paper and the Fraternity Quarterly, 
and that a copy be sent to the bereaved parents. 

For the Chapter. H. W. Pinkham, 1 

W. G. Lathrop, > Committee. 
W. N. Morse, ) 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennial 
Catalogue published in 18S4, and with this object in view, Aluqini and friends of 
the Fraternity are earnestly requested to send items of interest, changes of address, 
eta, concerning members of the Fraternity, to the Editor of this department, 
Robert James Eidlitz, 123 East 72d Street, New York. 


'36. Josiah Lyman, one of the founders of the Fraternity, and inventor of Ly« 
man*s Protracting Trigonometers, manufactures the large Herschelian Telescopes 
at East Hampton, Mass. His brothers, Addison Lyman, '39, of Kellogg, Iowa, and 
Professor Horace Lyman, ^42, of Forest Grove, Oregon, are also members of the 

'36. The Rev. Lebbeus Rude Phillips, an honored minister, died at Amherst, 
Mass., September 7, 1886, nearly eighty years of age. 

'36. Zalmon Richards, Principal of the Eclectic Seminary, Washington, D.C., 
has recently published ** The Natiural Arithmetic," a volume of 122 pages, which 
is favorably received wherever it goes. 

*4i. Henry L. Marsh took the prize at Moonl^ht speaking in Freshman year. 
He was a merchant at Racine, Wis., 1841-46, and a vessel-owner at Sandusky, 
Ohio, 1847-49, when he returned to Racine, and was in business there until his 
death, June 10, 1852, at La Salle, UL His brother, the Rev. Dwight W. Marsh, 
'52, also a member of the Williams Chapter, writes: ** Henry Lawrence Marsh, 
although only thirty at his death (he died of cholera and away from home), was for 
several years an Elder of the Presbyterian Church in Radne, at that time the prin- 
cipal church there. While in Ohio he was a liberal donor to Western Reserve Col- 
lege, and by articles in the Sandusky papers did much to help on the public school 
interests. His early death was much lamented at Racine, where he was one of the 
' early settlers.' His abilities as a speaker and writer were unusual.*' 

'43. The Hon. Daniel Carroll Greene, a successfrd merchant, and formerly a 
member of the Michigan Legblature, died at his home in Romeo, Mich., December 
20, 1885, aged sixty-four. 

^43. The Rev. John C. Strong, a respected clergyman and formerly a mission- 
ary among the Choctaw Indians, is now retired at Chain Lake Center, Minn. 

'44. The Hon. William Joseph Davis was a merchant at Shelbume Falls, 
Mass., until 1856. He was a member of the State Legislature about 1854, and a 
merchant in Chicago, III, 1856-63; he then engaged in the insurance business 
until his death, which occurred January 5, 1886, at Chicago, aged 66 years. 

'49. Dr. Andrew K. Smith, a Surgeon in the U. S. Army, is at present 
sUtiooed at West Point, N. Y., at theU. S. M. Academy. He holds the rank of 


'47. " A Study of Mexico," by The Hon. David A. WeUe, LL.D., D.C.L., 
has just been published by D. Appleton & Co*. 

'50. William D. Porter has issued an interesting pamphlet of some forty 
pages respecting the members of his class. It also contains his poem, reaul at the 
reunion in 1886. 

'52. Benjamin M. Munn, taught at Rising Sun, Ind., 1852-53, and at 
Charleston, 111., 1853-54. He was admitted to the Bar at the latter place in 1854 
and has since been practicing law in Illinois, and at Chicago since 1869. Brother 
Munn holds a Chaplain's Commission in the volunteer service in 7th Regiment 
Illinois Volunteers, and was Captain of Company *'D,'* 7th Regiment, daring the 
war, being honorably discharged January, 1862. He was Assistant Counsel to 
Corporation in Chicago for 1873, and was Deputy Collector U. S. Internal Revenue 
in Chicago, 1882. He is now practicing law in Chicago, with residence at Wil- 
mette, 111. 

'53. Orlando C. Blackmer taught at Charleston, HI., 1853-55; at St Charles, 
III., 1856-57; and atRockford, 111., 1857-59. From 1862 to 1884 he was a pub- 
lisher in Chicago, and was one of those who started the National Sunday School 
Teacher^ the first periodical to publish uniform sessions for Sunday Schools. He 
has written largely in favor of spelling reform in the Chicago weeklies and dailies, 
and is editor of the spelling reform department of Intelligence^ an educational 
periodical. He has been a member of tiie School Boards of Rockford, lU., and 
Oak Park, 111. He is agent for the Hammond Typewriter, 186 Monroe street, 
Chicago, and his residence address is 409 Forest Avenue, Oak Park, 111. 

*56. The December number of the North American Review published an 
autobiography of the late President James A. Garfield. 

'58. The Rev. William A. Lloyd was an orator for Junior Exhibition, and had 
a Commencement appointment. He taught in Memphis, Tenn., in 1859, but was 
obliged to leave on account of pro-slavery prosecution. He took a partial course 
in the Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny City, Pa. Principal of the High 
School at Lacon, 111., and Superintendent of Public Schoob for Marshall County, 
1859-61. Licensed and preached in Ringwood, III., 1861-62. Ordained and 
preached at St Charles, HI., 1862-64; ^t Plymouth Charch, Milwaukee, Wis., 1864- 
65; and at Morris, 111., 1865-69. He has been pastor of the First Congregational 
Charch, in Ravenswood, adjoining Chicago, since 1870. His present residence is 
at Commercial-street and Sunnyside-avenue, Ravenswood, HI. 

'84. The Hon. John H. Burke was nominated by acclamation for office of 
Member of Assembly by the First Assembly Democratic District Convention at BaUs- 
ton Spa, N. Y., October 15, 1886. The Ballston Democrat^ of October 22d, contains 
the following: '* The Democratic Convention for the First Assembly District put up 
a man who comes before the people on the platform of no money to put into the 
canvass. John H. Burke is one who will run on his merit, and will take second 
place to no candidate. We, who have known him for the past two years, can say 
that seldom does a young man start with better foundation in character and educa- 
tion." The result was as the Democrat had predicted — Brother Burke was elected 
in a district naturally Republican. 

'86. G. Henry Flint is teaching in the Military Academy at PeekskiU, N. Y. 



'40. Peter H. Burghardt, for eleven years First Clerk of the U. S. Treasury 
Department, died recently. 

'40. Ex Judge Amos G. Hull, of New York, was elected President of the 
Society of Medical Jurisprudence and State Medicine in December last, and delivered 
the inaugural address on January 13th. 

'41. The Rev. John Gardner, Phi Beta Kappa, studied at the New Brunswick 
Theological Seminary, 1841-44, and was pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church 
at Harlingen, N. J., from November, 1844, to March, 1881. In 1880 his health £ul- 
ing, he took a vacation for a year, but in 1881 he realized the impossibility of re- 
suming the active duties of the pastorate and resigned in March. In May he moved 
to Somerville, N. J., and died there October 20, 1881, aged 67 years. Rutgers and 
Hobart both gave him the degree of A.M. 

'41. The Rev. Charles Richards, formerly of South Toledo, Ohio, is now 
residing at Thompson, Ohio. 

'42. The Rev. Alfred A. Gilbert was for many years a congregational 
minister and for about twenty-five years was principal of the Elmswood Institute, 
at Lanesboro, Mass. He died at Pittsfield, Mass., in the fall of 1886. 

'42. **£x.Mayor George H. Thatcher, of Albany, died yesterday in St. 
Augustine, Fla., whither he went several weeks ago for the benefit of his 
health. He was bom at Hornellsville in 1818, was graduated at Union College in 
1842, afterwards fitting for the ministry at Princeton. He soon abandoned clerical 
offices, and established the car-wheel works in Albany which are still managed by 
his sons. In i860 he was elected Mayor of the city and served for four terms. It 
was during his first term that the Abolitionists, under the leadership of Gerrit Smith, 
Frederick Douglass, Wendell Phillips, and Lucretia Mott determined to hold a 
public meeting in Albany. They had attempted similar meetings in several cities, 
but had been mobbed. In Albany they met the promise of the Chief Magistrate of 
the city that he would protect free speech. The mob was on hand, led by bullies 
imported firom the metropolis, but at the head of the police Mr. Thatcher swept 
them from the hall, and secured for the Abolitionists a hearing. Mr. Thatcher was 
at the time of his death Vice-President of the City Bank of Albany, and leaves an 
estate of from $750,000 to $1,000,000. For the past three years he had lived in 
Troy. His son, John Boyd Thatcher, is the present Mayor of Albany." — New York 
Tunes, February 16, 1887. 

'46. Stephen M. Ingalls, of East Springfield, N. Y., gave the English oration 
at Commencement and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He taught school in 
Cooperstown, N. Y., 1847, and in Virginia, 1848. Studied law and was admitted to 
the Bar in 1849; practiced in Cooperstown a^id Addison, N. Y., 1849-51; Principal 
Canajoharie, N. Y., Academy, 1852-53; taught in Springfield, N. Y., 1854-56; 
Principal Pompey, N. Y., Academy, 1857-58; farming, law and loaning money, 
1859 to date. He was Town Auditor of Springfield, 1877; Supervisor, 1880-81. 
Founder of the East Springfield Academy, and President of the Board of Trustees 
since 1882, and Notary Public since 1884. He has published •< Rules for English 


Composition," New York State TeacJur, 1852. " Choice of a Pursuit,'* Mtchanics* 
MagoMim^ 1846, etc. 

'50. The Hon. Abraham Brower Longaker, now at Orlando, Orange County^ 
Fla., sends us the following autobiography. *' Phi Beta Kappa at' Commencement. 
In September, 1850, taught in the Public Schools at Philadelphia; about four months 
at Cohocksink, unclassified schools. Next Grammar School at Bridesburg, Phila., 
and continued until the vacation, July i, 1852. October, 1852, entered the State 
and National Law School of New York State, established at Babton Spa. In the 
beginning of the year 1853, the Law School was removed to Poughkeepsie. In 
July, 1853, graduated and received the degree of B.L. In September, 1853, under 
the tuition of President Judge Washington McCartney, was admitted to practice 
law in all the courts of Northampton County, at Easton, Pa. ; and September 23, 
1853, was admitted at Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. At spring term of 
the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in 1854, was admitted to practice. Was a 
delegate from Montgomery County to the Democratic State Convention of 1855. 
October, 1855, was elected as Democratic Member of the House of Representa- 
tives of Pennsylvania, from the County of Montgomery; was twice re-elected, and 
served in the sessions of 1856, 1857 and 1858. In session of 1858 was elected 
Speaker of the Ho^se. In 186 1 was elected Recording Secretary of the Pennsyl- 
vania State Agricultural Society, and was re-elected yearly thereafter until the year 
1869. In 1859 was elected a School Director of Borough of Norristown for three 
years, and most of the term was Secretary of the Board. In i860 was appointed 
an Inspector of the Prison Board; served three years, and was Secretary of the 
Board. In 1863 was elected a Director of the Bank of Montgomery County, 
located at Norristown, and from 1864-68 was President of the Bank. In 
February, 1867, was appointed by the President of the United States, Collector of 
Revenue for the Sixth District of Pennsylvania. In December, 1868, resigned the 
office of collector and the presidency of the bank. In October, 1868, was elected 
President Judge of the Third Judicial District of Pennsylvania, and in December 
was sworn in for a term of ten years. During that term, and until October, 1886, 
resided in Allentown, Pa. In June, 1878, resigned the judgeship and resumed the 
practice of law in Allentown. From the date of admission to the Bar to the time 
of election as President Judge, the practice of law was my principal vocation. The 
many official positions at times seriously interrupted my practice, yet the law as a 
profession was always held paramount to them all, but subservient to strict official 
duty. September 13, 1862, Volunteer Militia of Pennsylvania, Morris Cavalry, mus- 
tered in as Sergeant, and discharged September 27, 1862. These were emergency 
men called by the Governor on first invasion of Pennsylvania. Mustered in as private 
July 2, 1863, for ninety days United States service, Forty-first Pennsylvania Regi- 
ment, and July 5th elected Quartermaster of the Regiment. When Regiments 
were formed into Brigades, acted as Commissary of Brigade. Discharged, mixs- 
tered out, August 4, 1863.'' 

*50. Daniel J. Darrow was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at graduation, and 
adso received a diploma as civil engineer, which course he took entirely extra. He 
was Principal of the Schenectady, N. Y., "Lyceum," 1850-57; Principal of the 


Waapiin, Wis., Graded School, 1861-67. Engaged in mercantile business at 
Mason, Mich., 1867-79, ^^^ Saperintendent of Mason Graded Schools, 1879-81, 
since which time he has resided at Brookings, Dak., as Editor of the Brookings 
County SenHneL 

'53. "The Rev. James C. Laverty, age uxty-fire, an Episcopalian minister 
and Chaplain of the 24th Regiment of the United States Army, died January 20, 
1887, at the residence of his nephew in this dty. He came to this country in 
1845, and was graduated at Union College, Schenectady, N. Y. While pre- 
paring for the ministry in this city he was appointed Assistant Superintendent of 
the House of Refuge, which position he held until 1861, when he became rector of 
a church in Bdlefonte. He was appointed Chaplain in the United States Army in 
1876."— New York Tribwu, January 21, 1887. 

'53. General Hiram Schofield is a successful lawyer in Washington, Iowa. 

'56. Dr. Alexander Hadden, of New York City, is a member of the Commit- 
tee on Hygiene of the New York County Medical Society. 

'57. RosweU D. Valentine, MD., taught in New York, Illinois and Indiana 
after graduation; later graduated at the Homoeopathic Medical College of Missouri 
Since that time he has been successfully practicing his profession at Springfield, 
Mo. He has translated a considerable number of articles from the French and 
published them in the Si, Louis CHnical Review, His brother, the late Dr. Philo 
G. Valentine, '54, of St. Louis, was also a member of the Fraternity. 

'57. The Rev. Albert L. York has been a minister of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in the Oneida Confisrence, the Central New York Conference and the Norths 
em New York Conference since April, 1858. He entered with the Class of '56, but 
remained out of college a year, teaching in the Valley Female Institute in Virginia, 
and graduated with '57. His present address is Syracuse, N. Y. 

*59. Ludan E. Carter is practicing law in St. Joseph, Mo. * 

'59. Norman L. Snow, M.D., studied medicine at the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, New York City, 1859-61, graduating in the latter year, and went to 
war as Surgeon of the 153d New York State Volunteers, 1862-65. He practiced 
medicine in 'Canajoharie, N. Y., 1865-75, and in Albany, N. Y., from 1875 until 
his death. He was Alderman at Large and President of the Board of Aldermen in 
1885. He died December 19, 1885, aged 46 years. 

'73. William D. Hulett is located in both the towns of Waliingford and Rut- 
land, Vt, and is doing a prosperous business among the heaviest mercantile con- 
cerns in the State. He is Postmaster of Waliingford. 

'74. The Hon. George M. Viall, of East Dorset, Vt., formerly a State Senator, 
has been elected to the House of Representatives for two years, the term beginning 
October 6, 1886. 

'76. Homer Greene, Esq., of Honesdale, Pa., has been awarded the $1,500 
prise for the best serial story, by the Youih^s Companion, 


'40. The Rev. Henry A. Nelson, D.D., Honorary Member, elected 1865, 
formerly of Geneva, N. Y., has assumed the editorship of the PresbyterioH 


'49. George W. Newcomb^ the lawyer, of Chicago, may be addressed 771 
West Madison street 

'50. The Hon. Edward O. Hamlin, formerly Judge of the Fourth Judicial 
District of Minnesota, has retired from the practice of law at Bethany, Pa. 

'54. Professor William H. Maynard, D.D., of Hamilton, N. Y., b engaged as 
permanent supply in the First Baptist Church of Binghamton, N. Y. 

'55. The Rev. John F. Kendall, D.D., of La Porte, Ind., is preparing a his- 
tory of the Presbytery of Logansport, Ind. 

'65. Major James P. Kimball, M.D., of the U. S. Military Academy at West 
Point, is preparing to build a summer cottage on Seneca Lake, N. Y. 

'67. The Rev. Martin F. Hollister has been appointed Secretary and Treas- 
urer of the Chicago Theological Seminary. 

'71. Dr. Charles R. Dryer is teaching in the High School and is an analytical 
chemist at Fort Wayne, Ind. 

'73. The Hon. Oliver E. Branch, of Weare, N. H., has been elected to the 
House of Representatives from the town of Hillsborough. 

'74. The following letter,dated Bridgeport, Conn., January 18, 1887, addressed 
by the Rev. Edgar A. Enosto the Editor of the New York Tribtme, and published 
in that paper, explains itself. 

*' Will you give me space in your valuable paper to correct some misstatements 
made in a news-note in the Tribune of January 12th, and in some other papers, con- 
ceming St. John's Parish, Bridgeport, and its rector ? That I am a High Church, 
man in the ordinary, moderate sense of the term, I do not deny; the insinuation 
that I am a Ritualist, in the sense of being a dangerous man in the church, I most 
indignantly repudiate. I wear in St. John^s Parish the common white surplice at 
all ministrations, even at the celebration of the Holy Communion. Our principal ser- 
vice is the plain, old-fashioned Morning Prayer, Litany and ante-Communion rolled 
into one^what Ritualists call the * Grmdalized * service. We have no musical ac- 
cessories for a high ritual — only the old -time quartet choir, standing down in a 
' pen * in the comer of the nave. I have not, by a single ceremony, transgressed 
the ritual law of the church. My Bishop has not admonished me by so much as a 
private whisper. He has been present at my services on a Sunday, and taken part 
m them. Last spring I brought to him for confirmation one of the largest claisses 
ever presented in the history of the parish, which dates from 1743. I have in my 
possession a letter from him, addressed to me while I was still in my last parish, 
■ earnestly urging * me * to accept the call to St John's.* In short, my church 
usages are and are known (to quote an unsolicit^ editorial note in the Sfring' 
field Daily Republican of January 14th) * such as are quite proper to John lienry 
Hobart churchmen* but worry transplanted Congregationalists.* 

** The truth is these insinuations about ritualism, made in the news-notes of which 
I speak, are only a pretext to cover up another sort of attack. There is in St. John's 
parish a small, but determined, Action, which has for many years been a miitful 
source of trouble. This faction began to take me in training before I had been in the 
parish three weeks. The real trouble is, I have not been ' ritualistic * enough. I 
nave not burned sufficient incense at the proper shrine ! But I pass over this, as my 
object at present is simply to correct some specific misstatements. 

** I md not resign for the reason which the news-notes state, but because of the 
cumulative pressure of more than a year's petty, but systematic, annoyances. No 
paper asking me to resign has been presented to me nor to the vestry. There has, 
however, b^n a paper m circulation through the parish soliciting signatures, but 
only a few have seen it; and some who have been importuned to sign it, but revised 
to do so, have told me that there were but a few names upon it as compared with 


the iiitmber claimed. That I was not regarded as being in anjr immediate danger 
from it, IS proved by the £itct that the announcement of my resignation was a com- 
plete surprise to everybody. 

'* Nor is it true, as stated in these news-notes, tliat the church attendance has 
^len oS, The congregations are large and every desirable seat is taken. Of the un- 
usual success of the Sunday School, and of its harmony and good-will, it would pre- 
lums be unbecoming for me to speak. At the children's service during Christmas- 
tide, the teachers and officers without an exception joined together in making me the 
public recipient of a beautiful and costly gift; and on the same occasion &e con- 
gregation gave me a valuable purse of gold — a gift in which fifty-seven fsimilies 
were represented. All the parish needs in order to be prosperous is, in mv judg- 
ment, to be left alone in * Godly^ quietness.* But in the fight of the past this is too 
much to hope for, without fighting for it. And here the news-notes nave correctly 
reported me. I do not desire to enter upon such a fight. I might here vervprop- 
erly refered to the case of my immediate predecessor, a man of distinguished learn- 
ing and irreproachable character, who was driven away from the parish a little over 
a year ago, leaving behind him a heart-broken congregation. He went at once to 
the rectorship of a large city parish in the State of New York. 

'* I write this card not to court publicity, but because I have lived and labored 
in too many localities to allow these public misrepresentations of me to pass un- 

'79. "The Rev. B. Fay MUls, whose preaching has attracted much attention 
recently in Morristown and other places in New Jersey, will preach to-morrow in 
the Central Presbyterian Church, in West 57th street, and conduct services daily 
during the week."— New York Tribune, January 15, 1887. The Rev. James D. 
Wilson, Amherst, '$8, is the regular Pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church. 

'80. George W. Willis, formerly a lawyer at Newport, N. Y., is now Judge of 
Probate at Kingman, Kan. 

*8i4. Chester Donaldson was married about Christmas to Miss Edith Madeno, 
of New York City. 

^84. George W. Warren was married to Miss Clara Seymour Beach, of 
Albion, N. Y., December i, 1886. 

'86. Charles S. Van Auken was married November 4, 1886, to Miss Mary 
Howard, of La Crosse, Wis. 


'54. Norman A. Prentiss is Principal of the High School at Aurora, UL 

'56. James Russell taught school at Sudbury, Mass., 1857-59, and at Win- 
chester, 1859-60, where he has since resided. He has been prominent in musical 
circles, and has been interested in music for many years. He was with the army 
at Washington, City Point, Va., and Brownville, Texas, 1864-65, in the employ of 
the Sanitary Commission, Scientific Department He has been Superintendent of 
Schools at Winchester, and for many years has been a member of the local School 

'56. Professor William Swinton has recently published a set of *' Swinton's 
Readers,'^ consisting of an entirely new series of. school reading books, in five 

'57. The Rev. Henry W. Jones is Pastor of the Congregational Church in 
Vacaville, CaL 


^59. Dr. Henry M. Stevens is Professor in the Homoeopathic Medical College 
at Chicago. Address, 646 West Monroe street. 

'61. The Rev. Francis H. Boynton, formerly of Rye, N. H., is now Pastor at 
West Newbury, Mass. 

*6i. Dr. Daniel T. Nelson, a prominent physician in Chicago, is President of 
the Chicago Medical Society. 

'70. The Rev. William S. Howland is giving stereopticon lectures in different 
parts of the country, illustrating his missionary work in India. 

'72. The Rev. Arthur J. Benedict is now Pastor of a church in Kensingtoo, 

'74. Howard 6. Scott, Elsq., is a member of the firm of Brewster, Tweedy & 
Scott, Attorneys and Counselors, 168 Main street, Danbury, Conn. 

'77. The Rev. Clarence H. Barber, formerly Pastor at Farringlbrd, Conn., is 
now at North Manchester, Conn. 

'78. Dr. Guy Hinsdale is successfully practicing medicine at 4004 Chestnut 
street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

78. L. Whitney Searle is an Attorney and Counselor-at-Law, 100 Broad- 
way, New York City, and a Assistant Manager of the Texas Loan Agency of Cor- 
sicana, Texas. 

'81. The Rev. Edgar Cope is Rector of the Church of the Incarnation at 
Phiadelphia, Pa. He may be addressed 1609 North 15 th street. 

'83. Alexander D. Noyes contributed a humorous article on '* The Man Who 
Hath No Music in his Soul," to the Christmas number of /W^. 

'84. Edward M. Bassett has become a member of the firm of Bassett Brothers, 
engineers and contractors, 298 Main street, Buffalo, N. Y. New York City ad- 
dress, 132 Nassau street. 

'85. Wallace W. Willard is studying at the Hartford Theological Seminary. 

'86. James F. Bickmore is in business on Wall Street. His address is 1703 
Broadway, New York. 

'86. Harry B. Perine is a broker in Kansas City. Address, 807 Main streeL 

'88. Arthur B. Russell is in business with his father at Aurora Station, O. 


'56. Dr. George L. Starr is successfully practicing medicine at Hudson, O. 
The doctor was present at our recent Alumni banquet and took much pleasure in 
reviving the memory of his college days. He is a loyal Delta U. 

'66. The Rev. John M. Wilson is preaching in Salineville, O. He gave us 
many happy reminiscences ot hb college days at the Commencement banquet in 
June, and also an account of the refounding of the Chapter in this college. The 
successful re-establishment of Delta U. in Western Reserve was largely due to 
Brother Wilson, whose efforts will never be forgotten by this Chapter. 

'69. The Rev. Dr. Josiah Strong is now the General Secretary of the Evan > 
gelical Alliance for the United States, with offices at 42 Bible House, New York 
City. Brother Strong is one of the lecturers in the Yale Y. M. C. A. course this 


^78. Newton B. Hobart, Principal of the Western Reserve Academy at Hud- 
son, O., is preparing a new lecture, subject: ** Germany as seen through Yankee 
eyes.'* His lectures on Rome and Naples have been very well received. 

tyS. The Rev. Henry T. McEwen is a clergyman in New York City. He 
may be addressed 107 East 45th street. 

*8i. George N. Thomas is still in the iron mills at Newburgh, O. Brother 
Thomas was a member of the University Base-ball nine for five years during his 
preparatory and college course, and was the captain of the nine during his senior 

^83. Walter Van Ness received the degree of A. M. last June. He is principal 
of the Academy at South New Lyme. 

^3. Dr. John P. Sawyer received the degree of A.M. at last Commencement. 

% Frank A. Merrill, of EarlviUe, O., and Charles A. Williams, Kent, O., 
were both present at the Alumni banquet. 

^84. James F. Cross, John B. Hobart and George R. Matthews are at the Yale 
Divinity School; and Harley F. Roberts is at Yale taking a course in language. 

'85. Elmer £. Brooks is studying law at Ann Arbor, Mich. 

^86. Calvin A. Judson is studying law in Cleveland, O. 


'55. Charles F. Richards is the Treasurer of the Camden Savings Bank at 
Rockport, Me. 

'61. Ex -Congressman Llewellyn Powers, of Houlton. Me., was married Janu- 
ary 15, 1887, to Miss Mattie Averill, of Lincoln Center, Me. Brother Powers has 
purchased a handsome residence in Boston, Mass., where he and his bride have 
taken up their abode. 

'62. Colonel Zemro A. Smith, Editor of the Boston Journal^ recently gave a 
very interesting and instructive lecture before students and friends of the college on ' 
''Journalism.'' Brother Smith is a very forcible speaker. 

'62. Dr. Solomon Sargent Steams may be addressed at 924 P street, N. W., 
Washington, D. C. 

'79. Allen P. Soule, Superintendent of Schools, Hingham, Mass., spent the 
holidays at his old home in Waterville. 

'81. The Hon. Erastus C. Ryder is a member of the Maine Legislature, and 
has been made Chairman of the Educational Committee. 

'83. Charles H. and George W. Hanson have opened a law office at 47 
Court street, Boston, Mass. 

'83. George W. Smith spent a few weeks at home recently during a recess 
of the Albany Law School, of which he is a member. 

'83. Charles S. Richardson is now President of the State Normal School at 
Madison, Dak. 

'84. Edwin P. Burtt, a member of Newton Theological Seminary, has been 
obliged to abandon his studies for the present on account of ill health. He is 
now at 291 Spring street, Portland, Me. 

'84, John C. Keith, who is studying practical architecture, is spending the 
winter at Bar Harbor, Me., engaged in his work. 


'84« Herbert M. Lord, who has suocessfiiUy edited the WatervUU Sentinel 
for a year, recently accepted the same position on the Rockland, Me., Courier- 
GoMette, the most widely known paper of Mame. This promotion speaks in strong 
praise of Brother Lord*s abilities as an editor. We are sorry to lose him firom our 

*S4. Dr. Alfred I. Thayer expects to establish himself in Newark, N. J., early 
in April, and to begin the practice of medicine. His address will be 516 Broad 

*86. Horatio R. Dunham was married November 10, 1886, to Miss Etta £. 
Hodsdon, at the bride's home in Watenrille, Me. Many valuable g^fts were re- 
ceived by the yoang couple. Delta Upsilon wishes them much happiness in their 
new home at West Paris, where Brother Dunham is Principal of the Academy. 

'86. The biography of the Hon. Randall J. Condon, who was lately 

elected to the Maine Legislature as a Representative, is given as follows in a recent 


'^Condon, Randall J., of Friendship. Democrat, Baptist, teacher, single; 
age 2 Born in Friendship, Knox County, from a line of Democratic ancestors 
as old as the party itself; attended the schools of his own town about eighteen 
weeks out of the jear until fourteen years of age, when he began following the sea, 
the principal busmess of the town; engaged in the lobster, mackerel and cod fish- 
eries. At the age of eighteen became captain of a lobster smack running between 
Maine, Cape C<kI and Boston. Entered Cobum Classical Institute, then Water- 
ville Classical Institute, in the fall of 1879, and worked his way through this school 
and the college, relymg on his own efforts, teaching school winters and fishing 
summers. Though ab^t many of the terms, yet for the first year and a half he 
stood at the head of his class, numbering forty-two, and graduated the last Com- 
mencement at Colby University with high honors, takin? * first part,' being one 
of the eight Commencement orators and the Prophet of his class. He is a fine 
speaker and an able and polished writer, being appointed to all the public exhibi- 
tions of his class and receiving a money prize for excellency in speaking and writ- 
ing every time, having received more appointments and more prizes than any one 
in colleee, at that time. Upon graduating, he read0y secured the position as 
Principal of the Richmond High School at a good salary, where he has been giv- 
ing the best of satisfaction." 

'86. John Wellington, who has been teaching in the Academy in Albion, 

Me., was on the campus recentiy. Brother Wellington will teach in Somerset 

Academy at Athens, Me., in the spring. 


'58. Thomas Dransfidd has for a few weeks been acting as Principal of one of 
the Public Schools of this city. From 1859 to 1865, Brother Dransfield was Prin- 
cipal of one of the City Grammar Schools, and thus after the lapse of twenty years 
proves that his natural force as an instructor is not abated. At the recent con- 
ference of the Rochester Presbytery, Brother Dransfield spoke on " The Spiritually 
Minded Sabbath School Teacher." Also at a meeting of the Sunday School Super- 
intendents of this city, held at the Central Church, Friday, November 5, 1886, a 
permanent organization was effected and he was elected President. Having now 
withdrawn from the firm of Bausch & Dransfield, leading opticians of this city, has 
become proprietor of the Manner Drill Manufacturing Company, Rochester, N. Y* 


'60. From the Standard, of Chicago, speaking of the Semi-Centennial Services 
of the First Baptist Church of Peoria, Ql., held August 14th, we quote: 

"In April, 1886, the Rev. Charles £. Hewitt, D.D., accepted the pastorate, 
under whom there has been a steady growth in every direction, among the evi« 
dences of which are the establishment and prosperity of its Bethany mission in the 
north part of the city; its parsonage on Hancock street; its improved and beautiful 
house of worship; its good congregations; and its increased number of members, 
which is now larger by 6fty than at any time in the previous history of the 

'60. The Rev. Charles S. Sheffield, recently Pastor of the Memorial Baptist 
Church of Topeka, Kan., has settled at Hays City, Kan. The following was unan- 
imously adopted by the Topeka Ministerial Union, an organization composed of 
all the ministers in the city, at its meeting held September 5, 1886: 

'* JVkertas, we have heard with regret that the Rev. Charles S. Sheffield, of the 
Memorial Baptist Church, b about to remove from this city to another field of labor; 

^^Resoived^ That we cherish a very warm fraternal feeling toward Brother Shef- 
field ; that we hold him in high esteem on account of his z(^, devotion and ability 
as a Christian Minister; and that our kind wishes and earnest prayers accompany 
him and his excellent fomily as they go to their new home." 

'62. The Rev. William F. Bainbridge has become Superintendent of the 
Brooklyn City Misstoo. 

^62. Grove K. Gilbert, whose reputation as a geologist is coming to be of the 
highest order, lectured in Rochester during the summer to a delighted audience. 
His subject, " The Ridge Road," is one of considerable interest to the citizens of 
Rochester, N. Y . Brother Gilbert is one of the special lecturers at Cornell University 
lor the year 1886-87. He will lecture on « Field Work of the Geological Surveys. '* 

'63. Rossiter Johnson^s articles on ' * The War of Secession, "which are deservedly 
attracting a great deal of attention, continue to appear every other week in the 
New York Examitur. They will doubtless, when completed, be published in book 
form, and will furnish one of the most popular histories of the war yet published. 

Brotho: Johnson was elected one of the Vice-Presidents of '* The Rochester 
Alumni Association," recently organized in New York City. This association pro- 
poses to hold a reunion at Delmonico*s in the spring; among the honored guests 
will be the President and several members of the Faculty of Rochester University. 

'63. Editor Joseph O'Connor's article in the Rochester Post-Express, criticis- 
ing President Cleveland's fling at the press in his after-dinner speech at Harvard, 
has been almost as widely copied as Cleveland's speech, and much more generally 
commended. At a banquet of the Dental Association, recently held in Rochester, 
Brother O^Connor responded to a toast on '*The Press." 

'63. The Rev. Albertns A. Drown, formerly Pastor of the Baptist Church at 
Union, Wis., is now Pastor at Stevens Point, Wis. 

'64. The Rev. M. C. B. Oakley, formerly Pastor at Huntington, U I., has 
accepted a call to Athens, N. Y. 

'65. The Rev. Wayland R. Benedict, Professor of Philosophy and History in 
the University of Cincinnati, is the author of an article entitled ** Theism and Evo- 
lution," which appeared in the Andcver RevUw for December. 


*6S. Emfl Kuechling, who is a member of the Executiye Board of GoYenunent 
of Rochester, delivered the address at the Third Auiiyersary of the German 
American Society. 

^69. Linus Woolverton is the Editor of the Canadian Horticulturist at 
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. This journal is one of high standing, both in Canada 
and the United States. Brother Woolverton is Secretary of the Fruit Growers' 
Association of Ontario. 

*7i. The Rev. Jacob A Freiday has returned from his mission station at Ran- 
goon to obtain a needed and deserved rest. 

'71. John H. Scott is in the real estate and loan business in Minneapolis, and 
is also President of the Minneapolis Flax and Linen Works. His address is 2105 
Emerson avenue. 

'72. Solomon Wile has resumed the practice of law in this dty, returning to 
his old quarters at 214 Powers Block. It has always been a matter of surprise to 
his friends why so promising a lawyer should ever have abandoned the profession. 
A large number of Brother Wile's friends recently gathered at his residence, and 
presented him with a very complete set of law books. 

'75. Professor George F. McKibben, of Denison University, Granville, O., 
was one of the delegates to the Annual Convention of the Modem Language 
Association of America, held in Baltimore December 28, 29 and 30, 1886. 

*75. Charles R. Williams is Assistant Manager of the Associated Press, 195 
Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

*77. Dr. Edward B. Angell and Adelbert Cronise, Esq., President of the 
Rochester Academy of Natural Sciences, attended the meeting of the Central Nevr 
York Microscopical Section, held at Syracuse, November 23, 1886, and both made 
exhibits there, Dr. Angell's spark eliciting great attention. Also at the semi, 
annual meeting of the Central New York Medical Association, held in this dty, 
November 16, 1886, Dr. Angell acted as a member of the business committee. 

'77. John E. Brown, formerly of Edinburgh, Mo. , is now teaching in Grammar 
School No. 35, New York City. His address is 133 East 115th street. 

'77. Herman K. Phinney discussed •♦ The Medina Group " in a very able and 
interesting paper read at the meeting of the Central Chautauqua Circle, held at die 
First Methodist Church, November 22, 1886. 

'78. Frank D. Phinney, Superintendent of the Mission Press at Rangoon, 
Burmah, has been appointed one of the agents of the British Government for the 
distribution of arms among the natives. 

' '78. Danforth & Wickes* (Robert B. Wickes) Digest, second volume, has 
been published. This volume is supplementary to the first volume, which ap. 
peared some three years ago. It contains a table of Court of Appeals cases dted, 
limited and overruled in the reports of that Court, with reference to decisions of 
other Courts which have been affirmed or reversed in the reports digested. It also 
contains a complete table of cases digested in both volumes. The two volumes 
form a complete digest of Court of Appeals cases to the hundredth volume. 

'80. George W. Pye is now teaching at Sandy Hill, N. Y. 


'83. Charles L. Dean was admitted to the Bar at Rochester October, 8, 1886, 
having successfully passed his examinations. 

'83. Frank W. Foote, Principal of the Memorial School, Cawnpore, India^ 
was nuuried November 7, 1886, to Miss Laura N. Hyde, a niece of Mrs. Dr. Hib- 
baxxl, Clilton Springs, N. Y. Miss Hyde went out to India three years ago as a 
Medical Missionary, under the auspices of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Brother Foote, just previous to his departure 
for India, was a member of the reportorial staff of the Democrat and ChronicU^ of 
Rochester, N. Y. 

'83. William S. Leraen is taking a post graduate course in Chemistry and 
Biology in Johns Hopkins University, and may now be addressed 11 28 Druid Hill 
Avenue, Baltimore, Md. After June 1st he will be at Dansville, N. Y. 

'86. William £. Loucks is teaching at Barkeyville, Pa. 

'86. Ernest N. Pattee having completed his engagement with Dr. Lattimore^ 
of Rochester University, is now teaching in Greece, N. Y. 

'86. Frederick L. Cody is at his home in Rushville, N. Y., still suffering from 
disability, that began before his graduation. 


'6a The Hon. Elijah B. Sherman delivered a memorial address on General 
Logan at the First Methodist Church in Chicago, January 9, 1887. The occasion 
was the annual memorial service held in honor of those comrades who have died 
during the year, by the Ulysses S. Grant Post No. 28, G. A. R. 

'64. Francis M. Edgerton was elected Secretary of the Brooklyn Republican 
League on January 17, 1887. 

'64. Dr. Charles E. Prentiss. — "His friends here have been pleased to learn 
that the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia declares the indictment under 
which Dr. Charles E. Prentiss, of this town, was tried last spring illegal, and 
orders the release of the respondents. It will be remembered that about eight 
years ago Dr. Prentiss was cashier of a national bank located at the city of 
Washington; that the bank failed; aud that Dr. Prentiss and the president of the 
institution were indicted lor making false entries on the books of the bank. Dr. 
Prentiss procured bonds and came to Vermont, where he remained till last spring, 
when the cases were tried. The result was the conviction and sentence of himself 
and the president. Their counsel excepted and took the cases to the Supreme 
Court of the District, with the result s\2L\eA.''--Middlehtry (Vt.) Register, Decem- 
ber 17, 1886. 

'68. Charles N. Bell, who is practicing law in St. Paul, Minn., made us a fly- 
ing visit recently. 

'68. Professor Edwin H. Higley, of Worcester, Mass., fell while stepping on a 
piazza and fractured his shoulder. He is now able to hear his class, but it is un- 
certain whether he will ever regain the full use of his arm. 

'72. The Hon. Walter E. Howard, of Fair Haven, Vt., will deliver the poem 
before the Alumni of Middlebury at the next Commencement 


'76. Professor Charles G. Farwell, on account of ill health, has been obliged to 
give up his position at Columbia Grammar School, New York. He is now New 
England Agent of a Western Loan Company. Address, 23 Court street, Boston, Mass. 

'77. James M. Gifford, Esq., is a member of the law firm of Hobbs & Gifford, 
52 William street, New York City. 

*77. The Rev. J. Merwin Hull, of Kingston, Mass., delivered an excellent 
poem before the Alumni Association of Black Riyer Academy at Ludlow, Vt., 
last August. 

*77. Benjamin M. Weld is delivering a series of illustrated lectures on <* Mas- 
terpieces of Ancient and Modem Art** He may be addressed at Bradford, Vt. 

'78. Charles B. Goodrich is practicing law, and may be addressed at 47 Wiet- 
ing Block, Syracuse, N. Y. 

'79. Henry W. Hulbert, son of Dr. Holbert, formerly President of Middlebury 
College, is to give instruction the coming year in the Theological Seminary of the 
Syrian Mission of the Presbyterians at Beirut, his chair being that of Bible history, 

*84. Elmer E. E. Cowles is now forming at Weybridge, Vt. 

'84. Elmer P. Miller is studying for the Episcopal ministry in Kew York City. 


President CJ^rge W. Atherton, of the Pennsylvania State College, an honor- 
ary member of the Rutgers Chapter, elected 1870, is one of the special lectoiers 
before Cornell University for the year 1886-87. He will lecture on "The Proper 
Education of American Farmers.** 

'63. The Rev. Charles H. Poql has an article in the Umofdst Gazette of 
Somerville, N. J., on "Faith Cures.'* 

'69. *• ' The Mikado*s Empire,* by William Elliot Griffis, D.D., has reached a 
fifth edition, and is now on the press of the Messrs. Harper Brothers. It has a 
supplementary chapter, entitled 'Japan in 1886,' giving the record of progress, 
and an account of the pohtical and social status of the Empire. 'The Mikado's 
Empire ' and * Corea, the Hermit Nation * are now part of the library of every 
United States war vessel in commission.'* — TheCriiic, 

No. 34 of the Chautauqua Text Books is "Asiatic History " by Dr. Griffis. A 
sermon on the Sunday question, delivered before his church, the Shaumut Congre- 
gational, of Boston, has been published. 

Brother Griffis has been preaching a series of sermons during the months of 
Decemljer, January and February on the general subject of "The Ways and 
Means of Pleasure as Related to the Christian Life, and Their Influences on 

'72. The New Brunswick, N. J., Fredonian contains the following concerning 
the Hon. George H. Large: 

"State Senator Large, who accompanied Captain Howey to this city this 
morning, is one of the ablest Republicans in the Senate. He achieved the com- 
manding distinction of defeating the Democratic nominee for the State Senate in 
Hunterdon last year." 

Brother Large is a member of seven of the Senate committees, including two 
of the most important— Judiciary and Revision of Laws. 


'73. Tbe finn of Nevius ft HaTiland, of whicli John H. C. Nevius is senior 
■lember, have remored id 408 Broadway, New York. 

*8i. The Rer. Garret Wyckoff, Jr., is now Pastor of the Churches at Carry- 
town,N. Y. 

'82. A. Britton Havens, of New York City, was married January 27, 1887, to 
Miss Leila U. Beckwith, of Tiyoli-on-Hudson, N. Y. The ceremony was per- 
formed by Rev. Dr. Aubrey, assisted by the Rev. G. L. Piatt, Mr. and Mrs. 
Havens are residing at the Gramercy Park Hotel, 36 Gramercy Park. 

'82. The Rev. William I. Chamberlain is making a Western tour in the inter- 
ests of foreign missions. He preached at Pella, la., January 9, 1S87. The Pella 
Biade^ speaking of his services, says: <* The young missionary delighted his large 
audience by his earnest and interesting sermon." 

^84. Peter S. Beekman and George Davis are two of the three chosen from 
the graduating class to speak at the Commencement of the New Brunswick Theo- 
logical Seminary in May. 

'84. Benjamin Lippincott is now fuming at Cinnaminson, N. J. 


'72. Dr Frank A. Coates is successfully practicing his profession at Mystic 
Bridge, Conn. 

'75. Franklin H. Brown is a lawyer at 112 River street, Norwich, Conn. 

'78. Dr. Clarence M. Godding, formerly Surgeon of the Rhode Island Hos- 
pital at Providence, is now practicing at 418 Benefit street. 

'79. Henry W. Kegwin has published an elementary Algebra through Boston 

'81. **The Rev. William Sheafe Chase, Rector of St. James* Episcopal 
Church, of Woonsocket, R. I., was united in marriage, Tuesday forenoon, at Bris- 
tol, to Miss Susan Gladding Collins, daughter of Captain John Collins, Customs 
Collector of the Port of Bristol. The wedding ceremony was performed at St. 
Michael's Church by the Rev. G. L. Locke, pastor of the same, in the presence of 
a large number of relatives and friends. The wedding presents were numerous 
and beautiful. After a short wedding tour the happy couple will return to town 
and take up their residence at St James* Rectory." — Providence (J?. /.) yourruU^ 
January 12, 1887. 

Brother Chase was the Editor-in-Chief of the Quinquennial Catalogue of 1884. 

'82. Newton S. Fuller, who was recently married, is Professor of Latin at 
Ripon College, Ripon, Wis. 

'84. Albert A. Baker is a law student in Providence, R. I. Address, 104 
Carpenter street. 

'85. Ferdinand C. French is Principal of the High School at Johnston, R. I. 

*86. Norman M. Isham is an architectural draughtsman at 65 Wesminster 
street. Providence, R. I. His home address is still Warwick, R. I. 


'69. The Rev. Edward K. Chandler, D.D., Pastor of the Broadway Baptist 
Church, Cambridgeport, Mass., was married October 28, 1886, at Rockford, 111. 


After a short bridal tour, Dr. and Mrs. Chandler returned to Cambridgeport, where 
the members of the Broadway Church gave the happy pair a brilliant reception on 
the evening of November 9th. Mrs. Alice C. Arnold, the bride, is the widow of 
the late Professor Arnold, of Rockford, and was a former parishioner of Dr. 
Chandler while settled there, which was his first charge after entering the ministry. 
Dr. Chandler has lately been offered the presidency of McMinnsville College, Oregon, 
which he did not choose to accept. 

'71. The Rev. William H. Dorward has resigned the financial agency of the 
late Central University at Pella, la., and accepted a call as Pastor of the First Baptist 
Church at Faribault, Minn. 

'72. The Rev. Charles A Piddock, of Middletown, Conn., spent his summer 
vacation in Northern Europe, visiting Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Christiania, 
and then sailing across the North Sea to Scotland. This is the third European trip 
which Brother Piddock has made. 

'72. The Rev. George Thomas Dowling, D.D., Pastor of the Euclid Avenue 
Baptist Church, of Cleveland, O., delivered an address, October 14, 1886, before the 
students of Morgan Park Theological Seminary, on ** Sunshine in the Ministry." 
Dr. Dowling was also one of the speakers at the October meeting of the Chicago 
Baptist Social Union. The Rev. Horatio Brotherton, also '72, has recently been 
engaged as Assistant Pastor of the Euclid Avenue Church. Brother Dowling 
occupied the pulpit of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church, New York City, on 
January 3cth. 

*73. James W. Ford, Ph. D., Principal of Colgate Academy, delivered an ad- 
mirable address at the meeting of the New York State Convention of Baptists, held 
in Poughkeepsie, October 26. 27 and 28, 1886. His subject was **The Relation 
of Pastors to the Supply of Students for the Ministry." At the same meeting 
Brother Benjamin S. Terry, '78, Professor of History and English Literature in 
Madison University, gave an address on the educational question. 

'74. William R. Rowlands has recently been re-elected President of the 
Y. M. C. A. of Utica, N. Y. The Herald of that city says of him: "As President 
he has administered the affairs of the association in a very successful manner. It is 
a great compliment to him to be again elected, as the responsibilities of the coming 
year will be greater than any preceding." 

'74. The Rev. John C. Allen, the popular Pastor of the Hanson Place Baptist 
Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., delivered an admirable address on the Woman's 
Home Mission Society at the late meeting of the Long Island Association. 

'76. The Rev. A. Wayland Bourne, of New York, Orator at the fifty -second 
convention, responded to a toast at the recent banquet of the New York Alumni 
Association of Madison University. It was said to be the best toast of the evening. 

'76. The Rev. Charles A. Nichols, missionary to the Karens, is spending a 
much needed vacation with friends in Madison, N. Y. 

*77. Albert C. Hill, Principal of Cook Academy, Havana, N. Y., took ft 
prominent part in the second annual conference of the Associated Principals of the 
State of New York, which, occurred in Syracuse, N. Y., December 28 and 29, 1886. 
Other Madison Delta Upsilon's present were Principal James W. Ford, Ph.D., '73, 


and Profisssor George B. TarnbuQ, '80, of ColgateAcademy; Professor George A. 
WUliamSy '80, of Cook Academy; Principal Welland Hendrick, *8o^ of the Greene 
Academy; and Principal Frederick J. Tumbull, '86» of Bainbridge Academy. 
Brother HiU was appointed as a member of the ezecutiye committee for the coming 
year, and Dr. Ford was appointed on a committee to consult with committees from 
other educational bodies in regard to the unification of the school system and bring- 
ing the matter before the Legislature. 

'77. The Rev. Adoniram J. Walrath, recently of Madison^ N. Y., has 
accepted a call from the Baptist Church at Homer, N. Y., and entered upon his 
labors at that place. 

*77. The Rer. William A. Spinney was elected President of the Pastoral Union 
of Minnesota at its last meeting. 

'78. William S. Gamsey, M.D., has been located at Gloversville about five 
years, and has won for himself a fine reputation and a large and constantly increas- 
ing practice. 

*8o. Professor Wdland Hendrick, of Greene, N. Y., has recently published a 
burlesque operetta, in two acts, entitled ** Pocahontas." It has been greeted with 
roars of laughter wherever rendered. Another of Brother Hendrick*s recent pro- 
ductk>ns is a pamphlet entitled, ** New York and New Jersey, 1664-1776,*' which 
covers the ground of the special history topic in the next examination of the Regents 
of the University of the State of New York. 

'80. Profe»or George B. Tumbull, of Colgate Academy, delivered a very 
interesting and instructive lecture on ** The Power of Words** before the Bain- 
bridge, N. Y., Academy and Grammar School last term. 

"So. Professor George A. Williams, of Cook Academy, Havana, N. Y., has 
recently published a reference book on outlines of American History. The refer- 
ences are espedally to current literature and popular treatises. 

'81 • The Rev. Charles F. Hahn has accepted a call to the pastorate of the 
Vail Avenue Baptist Church, of Troy, N. Y. 

'81. Marcus C. Allen, of Sandy Hill, N. Y., spent a few days in Hamflton last 
term. Brother Allen is Vice-President of the New York Mutual Aid Reserve Fund 

'82. Frederick S. Fulton, M.D., of New York, was married last summer to 
Miss Beatrice J. Shattuck, of Norwich, N. Y. 

'86. Warren A. Clapp is teaching in Tanytown, N. Y. 

*86. William C. Whitford is engaged in the banking and insurance business at 
Brookfield, N. Y. 


'66. The Rev. Dr. Henry Spellmyer, now of Newark, N. J., will be located 
in East Orange, N. J., after April i, 1887. 

'70. The Rev. John C. Van Deventer was formally received by the congrega- 
tion of his new charge at Nyack, N. Y., on the evening of November 7, 1886. The 
Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist Churches of the town closed by agreement, 
and their pastors took part in the services in the Dutch Church, which was crowded. 

'71. Dr. Borden P. Boime, Professor of Philosophy at the College of Liberal 


Arti, lias been dectod a m ember of the Faculty of the Theological School, Bofton 

Harper Biodien have just pnblislied << I&trodactioD to Pftycfaological Theory " 
oy Profiessor Bowue. 

*7i. ProfesMM- Abraham S. Isaacs has been appointed to the recently citab- 
lished Chair of Hebrew at New York UniTersity. 

'72. Maybory Fleming, of the New York Mail and Express, contribufcei a 
poem^'* The New Year" to the initial number of the new Serihnei^s MmUhfy^ which 
appeared in January. 

'73. *' Surveyor Beattie,who was shot by Louis Bieral, in his office at the Cua- 
torn House, on November i, 1886, has resumed his duties. His office was besie g ed 
•all day by heads of departments, subordinates, merchants and others, who came to 
congratulate him upon his recovery. Mr. Beattie returned on Monday night firom 
a trip to Old Point Comfort, Fortress Monroe and Washington. His appeannoe 
gives no evidence of his recent naixow escape from the assassin's buUet, except thai 
lie is necessarily leas active. He remained at his office until late to catch up with 
matters that had been conducted in his absence. It is believed that there will be 
several removals and appointments on the Surveyor's staff in a few days." — ^New 
York Trihauy December 16, 1886. 

'78. William A. Howell, a Supervisor on the Pennsylvania Railroad, fiormerly 
of York, Pa., is now located at PottsviUe, Pa. 

'84. Lewis B. Paton has returned from Europe, where he has spent the past 
4wo years in study and travel. 

'86. John S. Lyon was married to Miss Ella G. White at Mechanicsville, Vt, 
December 29, 1886. 


'71. George A. Benton, of Rochester. N. Y., is the District Attorney of Mon- 
roe County. 

'72. David 8. Jordan, M.D., President of the Indiana State University, has 
recently been offered the presidency of the Iowa State University — one of the best 
equipped, most promising, and wealthiest institutions in the West Dr. Jordan, 
however, will in all probability remain at the head of the Indiana Universty. 
Under his popular administration this institution has grown at a remarkable rate, 
and he has so strengthened the Faculty that it is now one of the s trcmge s t in this 
country outside of the Eastern States. The Indiana Academy of Science met dur- 
ing the holidays at Indianapolis, and it is noticeable that out of more than fifty 
papers presented, almost half of them came from the State University. 

'73. Professor John G. Newkirk, who lately resigned the Chair of History in 
Indiana State University, recently paid the Chapter a visit. 

'74. The Hon. Charles D. Baker has been appointed Chainnan of the 
Judiciary Committee of the New York Assembly. 

'74. Dr. John C. Branner is connected with the Indiana University as the 
Professor of Geology. He was one of the organizers of the Indiana Academy of 
Science, and the high grade of the papers read at the last meeting is due very 
largely to his efforts. He is Vice-President of the Academy, and was latdy ap- 


pointed special assistant on the U. S. Geological Survey. The work of the Survey, 
however, will not interfere with his duties in the University. Dr. Branner has also 
been requested to edit the Portuguese-English part of the Polyglot Geological Dic- 
tionary, a work to be published under the supervision of the International Con- 
gress of Geologists. 

*74. Wilmot M. Smith, of Patchogue, L. I., is the District Attorney of Suffolk 

'80. Professor )^liam Trelease, the Engleman Professor of Botany at Wash- 
ington University, St. Louis, is at present at Harvard, assisting Dr. Gray in the 
compilation of the Engleman collection. 

'81. Henry W. Battin is Division Superintendent of 150 miles of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Raflroad, and is located at Tracy, Minn. 

'81. Parke £. Simmons is now an attomey-at-law at 215 First National 
Bank Building, Chicago, HI. 

^i. Erwin W. Thompson has retired from the superintendency of the Oliver 
Oil Company, at Charlotte, N. C, and has accepted the position of manager of the 
Augusta Oil Company, of Augusta, Ga. 

*82. Norton T. Horr is still practicing law in Cleveland, O., with offices at 37 
Blackstone Building. He was Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements of 
the Cleveland Delta Upsilon Club Banquet, held on January 24, 1887. 

'83. Austin Brainard, since graduation, has been successively Assistant Clerk 
and Clerk of the Connecticut House of Representatives, and has just been ap- 
pointed Clerk of the Senate. He was admitted to the Bar last summer, and has an 
office in Hartford. 

'83. Edward J. Pierson is one of the Superintendents of the Northern Pacific 
Railroad, with headquarters at Brainerd, Minn. He was the youngest member of 
his class, and though now but twenty -two years old, has control of 600 miles of 
the bridges, buildings and water supply of the Minnesota Division. 

^84. Delbert H. Decker is now in the office of the Commissioner of Patents, 
Washington, D. C. He may be addressed Room iii. United States Patent 

*84. Charles S. Jones is studying in the Buffalo Medical College. Address 
605 Oak street, Buffalo, N. Y. 

'84. Wilbur S. Knowles, who has recently established himself as an architect 
at 189 Broadway, New York, is meeting with exceptional success in the practice of 
his profession. He was formerly vrith A. H. Thorpe, and then with F. B. White, 
whose successor he has now become. 

'84. Gustave F. Taussig is senior member of the firm of G. F. Taussig & Co., 
carpenters and builders, 257 West 27th street, New York. 

'85. Dr. George L. Cole is working up a practice in Los Angeles, Cal. He 
was formerly at Morrisville, N. Y. 

'86. Frank W. Shepard has recently secured a position on the California 
Southern Railroad, at San Bernardino, Cal. He is under Brother Bertrand H. 
Usher, '85, who is the Division Engineer at that point 



'54. Alfred T. Goahom, LL.D., an honorary member, elected in 1877, was 
one of the pall-bearers at the reinterment of the remains of Salmon P. Chase in 
Cincinnati, last October. 

'70. Two articles on *' Agriculture iA Montana,** from the pen of Rev. Frandt 
D. Kelsey, have lately appeared in the Independent, Brother Kelsey is making 
himself felt in his field of labor at Helena. 

'74-*85. W. Putnam Curtis, who holds the position of Assistant Chemist in the 
South Chicago Iron-works, and his brother, A. Guthrie Curtis, who is running an 
orange plantation at Leesburgh, Fla., spent the holidays at their old home. 

'75. The OHo^ of November 27th, gives a fine account of the work of the Rev. 
John Rusk, Ph.D., of the Sixth Presbyterian Church, of Cincinnati. We condense 
as follows: "The first time he preached there, seven adults smd two children 
were present The entire memberthip was less than twenty. They now have 215 
members and a Sunday School of 400. They have built a new church edifice at a 
cost of $13,500, paying $9,000 themselves, and being assisted to the amount of 
14,500 by other churches. They have also organized a prosperous mission church 
in one of the eastern suburbs." 

'76. Richard G. Lewis is now Editor of the Scioto Gazette^ a paper said to 
have been established in the year 1800, and to be the only Republican newspaper 
in Ross County, O." 

*77. The Rev. Edward C. Moore is supplying the Presbyterian Church at 
Yonkers, N. Y., during the absence of its pastor in Europe. 

'81. Lucius H. Whipple, of Milwaukee, Wis., was married, October 27, 1886, 
to Miss Mary Putntm, of Athens, O. 

'78. The Rev. Ernest M. McMillen, formerly of Paris, Ky., has married 
recently, and has moved to Franklin, Ind. 

'78. The Rev. Edwin K. Mitchell was married on January 20, 1887, to Miss 
Hetty Marquand Enos, at the home of the bride^s mother in Brooklyn. Brother 
Mitchell was installed over the Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Fla., toward 
the close of last year. 

'81. William G. Sibley will begin to edit and publish the Racine THbune in 
April next, at Racine, O. 

'84. Charles G. Dawes, who graduated from the Cincinnati Law School last 
spring, was admitted to the Bar at Columbus, O., October 13, 1886. He could 
not be sworn in with his class because of his not having attained his majority at 
the time. 

'85. Harold Means is clerk and car accountant for the A. C. & L R. W. Co. 

at Ashland, Ky. 


'77. The Church Review^ in the November issue, gives twelve pages to a 
review of Richard E. Day's poems, and caUs him the *' New Poet" 

'77. Professor Newton A. WeUs' excellent portrait of the Hon. E. W. Leaven- 
worth, forms the latest attraction to the Memorial Hall of Hamilton College. 


'81 • Frederick H. Howard, of the Syracuse High School, was married to 

Ella Boomer, November 13, 1886, at Boston, Mass. 

*82. William C. Kitchen is Professor of English Language and Literatare in 
the Tokk> Anglo-Japanese University at Aoyama, Japan. 

^2. George McGowan, Jr., was recently appointed Assistant District At- 
torney at Syracuse. 

'83. George £. Zartman is Professor of Classics and Sdences m the Waterloo, 
N. Y., Union School 

'84. Frank R. Walker was admitted to the Bar on January 14, 1887. 

'85. Hiram H. Henderson has been appointed Clerk to the U. S. Territorial 
Court of Utahy at a salary of $2,500. 

'85. Albert M. York has recently assumed the position of Telegraphic 
Editor on the Syracuse Mprmng Courier, 

'88. William W. Eaton is at Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N. J. 


The New York Times, January 18, 1887, contains the following on Professor 
Edward Olney, an Honorary Member of this Chapter elected 1877. <* Professor Ed- 
ward Olney, for twenty -four years occupying the Chair of Mathematics in the Mich- 
igan State University, was found dead in bed yesterday morning. An unfinished 
manuscript on which he had been at work Saturday evening lay upon the desk in his 
room. Professor Olney was bom at Moreau, Saratoga County, N. Y., July 24, 1827, a 
lineal descendant of Thomas Olney, a follower of Roger Williams. He came to this 
btate with his Other's family when only six years old. His education was picked 
np im the log school-houses of those early days, and at his father's fireside, early 
developing a wonderful proficiency in mathematics. He taug|it at this time an 
evening school in artithmetic at home to the children of the neighbors, his earnings 
being devoted to paying a substitute at the plow. At nineteen he was teaching a dis- 
trict school and " boarding round." At twenty-one he was Principal of the Gram* 
mar Department of the Union School at Perrysburg, Ohio, of which school he be* 
came Superintendent three years later. He had during all these years kept up his 
study of mathematics, and Madison (N. Y.) University conferred upon him the de- 
gree of A.M., when in 1853 he became Professor of Mathematics in Kalamazoo 
College. Ten years later he accepted the chair in the State University, which he 
occupied till his death. t 

"Professor Olney was the author of the complete series of the mathematical text- 
books generally used in the Michigan schools. His abilities as an instructor were 
of the highest order. He was a member of the Baptist denomination. While in 
Kalamazoo he owned and edited the Michigan Christian Herald^ the State paper 
of that denomination, and was President of the Baptist State Convention from 1875 
to 1879. His death will be deplored at Ann Arbor and throughout the State of 
Michigan as a great loss to the causes of religion and education." 

'83. Howard Ayers was married shortly after the close of college in July, and 
now occupies the position of Instructor in Zoology at Harvard. 

'83. The law firm of Smith & Childs, of Minneapolis, Minn., has dissolved. 


Carman N. Smith remains at 21 1|^ Nicollet avenue, and Clarence N. Childs has 
taken offices in the Lumber Exchange, Room 900. 

'83. Job Tuthill is First Assistant Engineer of the Detroit, Lansing and 
Northern Railroad and is located at Ionia, Mich. 

*83. Samuel C. Tuthill was married to Miss Mary Pierce at Bartlett, HL, on 
February 2, 1887. Their home is now Omaha, Neb. 

'84. Eugene A. Byrnes has been promoted from fourth to third assistant in 
the Patent Office at Washington. He may be addressed. Room 209, U. S. Patent 

'84. Winthrop B. Chamberlain and wife have gone to seek their fortune in 
Minneapolis. Here Brother Chamberlain will pursue the newspaper business with 
renewed vigor and determination, characteristic of his work. 


'81. Several of the important charges of the Rock River Conference M. E. 
Church, are held by Delta Upsilon's, notably Court street, Rockford, BL, the Rev. 
Polemus H. Swift, who built a new church last year, and is returned for the second 
year. His church is to entertain the conference next fsdl. 

'82. The Rev. Nathan J. Harkness is having a prosperous year as Pastor at 
the Sheffield Avenue M. E. Church, Chicago, III. 

'81. The Rev. Fred Porter has been holding a revival at his church, Marsh- 
field avenue, Chicago, 111. 

'82. Peter D. Middlekauff still has charge of the Advertising Department of 
the Deering Harvesting Co., of Chicago. 

'82. The Rev. Robert H. Pooley is at Richard Street Church, Jolict, EL, for 
his third year. 

'84. James A. Clark may now be addressed 890 West 21st street, Chicago, 

*85. Owen W. Battey is at Colorado Springs for his health. 

'85. Frank Cook is Principal of the Public Schools at Geneseo, 111. . 

'85. William H. Foster is practicing law in Geneseo, Bl 


'83. Augustus M. Lord is at the Harvard Divinity School. Last year he 
published a book of poems, which was well received by press and public. 

'84. Hollis Webster is still connected with the college as Instructor in 
Natural History. 

*85. Victor C. Alderson is rapidly making his mark in Indiana as an educator 
of the advanced schooL He recently addressed the Indiana State Teachers* In- 
stitute, and has contributed to the Indiana Teacher's youmal and the New Eng*- 
land Journal of Education, Brother Alderson is the youngest Superintendent 
of Schools in the State of Indiana. 

'85. William C. Smith is taking the second and third year courses at the 
Harvard Law School, and is a member of the Supreme Court of the '* Pow Wow.'* 

*86. Howard M. Ayars is studying law at the Harvard Law School, not the 
Boston University Law School, as was stated in the October Quarterfy, 


'86. Selwyn Lewis Harding died January 7, 1887, at his home in Cambridge, 
from acute peritonitis. While in college he ranked among the very highest in his 
class, and was graduated summa mm latide, taking honors in Natural History. 
After leaving Harvard he entered, as an advanced student, the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, and engaged in studying for his chosen profession-* 
dvfl engineering. Always popular with his class-mates his death is widely reg^tted^ 
especially by the Harvard Chapter of Delta UpsOon, of which he was a beloved 


'85. Benjamin W. McGalliard is studying medicine at the University of 

'87. William J. Burd is studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 


'86. John E. Simpson was married to Miss Coralie Hamblin on December 
29, 1886, at the Diamond Street M. E. Church, Flatbush, L. I. 


'86. William A. Lydon is at present employed in the Department of Public 
Works at Chkago, Bi. 


Up in the mountain's lofty height, 

Where eagles baild their nests and hold their sway; 
There — where the adder and the owl take fright 

At the approach of man or beauteous day — 

There, gentle river, dost thou find thy spring. 

Over thy bed of rock and stone. 

Clear as thy babbling source and with a current strong; 
As swift as arrows by die huntsman thrown, 

Sweet river, dost thou joyful run along, 

And in thy course refreshment dost thou bring. 

Through forestry of whitened beach, 

Through woods of weather-beaten spruce and fir and pine, 
'Mid crags and rocks far beyond human reach, 

Thy mountain torrents, in the bright sunshine. 
Dash on their course to meet the ^r-off" sea. 

Pemigewasset, thou dost flow 

Amidst New Hampshire's mildest, noblest, fairest sights. 
Where multitudes of pilgrims come and go 

To make their offerings at thy altar's lights. 
To weary and dejected man refreshing. 

S. M. Brickner, Rochester^ '88. 






'89. Oliver Stowe Brown, 

Carlton Spencer Severance, 
Hanford Wisner Edson, 
Frank DeWitt Talmage, 
William Jesse Runcy Welton, 
" Theodore Whittelsey, 


'87. Irving Peake Johnson, 
'88. Edwin Henry Winans, 
'89. George William Fairgrieve, 

Charles Henry Flanagan, 

Max Muller Smith, 



Defiance, O. 

Manchester, Vt. 

Indianapolis, Ind. 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Titusville, Pa. 

Saratoga Spa, N. Y. 

Schenectady, N. Y. 

Glovereville, N. Y. 

Schenectady, N. Y. 

Albany, N. Y. 

Schenectady, N. Y. 



Melvin Gilbert Dodge, 

East Rodman, N. Y. 


Robert James Hughes, 

Remsen, N. Y. 


Rutherford McGiffert, 

Hudson, N. Y. 


James Austin Tooley, 


Clifford, N. Y. 


Clifton Lucien Sherman, 

Brattleboro, Vt. 


Walter Hutchings Dodd, 

Portland, Oregon. 


Samuel Goddard Austin, 

Nashua, N. H. 


Albert Francis Buck, 

Stoneham, Mass. 


John Mantel Clapp, 

Orange, N. J. 


Allan Benjamin MacNeill, 

Denver, Colo. 


Humphrey Evereit Moody, 

Haverhill, Mass. 


Andrew Henry Mulnix, 

Portland, Me. 


Edwin Ansel Richardson, 

Amherst, Mass. 


William McElroy Weldon, 

Mansfield, O. 


Charles Trumbull White, 

Winterset, la. 








Ormiston Winslow Swayze, 
Frank Stuart McGowan, 
WiLUAM Orrville Osborn, 
Albert Johnston Phinney, 


Jeremiah Edmund Burke, 
Hugh Ross Hatch, 
Peter Buttsrfield Merchant, 
Mslvin Monroe Smith, 
William Lamson Soule, 
Wilbur Charles Wheldbn, 


Lakeport, Cal. 
Cleveland, O. 
Cleveland, O. 
Cleveland, O. 

Frankfort, Me. 

Islesboro, Me. 

Weld, Me. 

Jay, Me. 

Waterville, Me. 

Bristol, Me. 


Edwin Rufus Beall, 
Herbert Wright Bramlet, 
John Stevens Briggs, 
Charles Sumner Brown, 
Francis Jackson French, 
Lewis Alfred Mitchell, 
James Bale Morman, 
Willis Organ Shaw, 

25 Wesley avenue, Cincinnati, O. 

Potsdam, N. Y. 
Lakeview Park, Rochester, N. Y. 

Adams, N. Y. 
90 S. Fitzhugh st, Rochester, N. Y. 

Stockton, N. Y. 
204 E. 15th street, New York City. 

Peekskill, N. Y. 
Albert Henry Wilcox, 23 N. Goodman st, Rochester, N. Y. 






Edwin Judson Klock, 
Edwin Buicton Clift, 
Henry Martin Goddard, 
June Edson Mead, 
Leon Edward White, 

Harrt Joseph March, 
Warren Ackerman Mayou, 
Warren Redcliffe Schenck, 
Louis William Stotesbury, 
Elias Brown Van Arsdale, 
John S. Van Orden, 
Ralph Spenser Voorhees, 

Canajoharie, N. Y. 

Middletown Springs, Vt. 

Ludlow, Vt 

Middlebury, Vt. 

Barton, Vt 

New Brunswick, N. J 

Troy, Kan 

New Brunswick, N. J 

Matteawan, N. Y 

Paterson, N. J 

Spring Valley, N. Y 

Bedminster, N. J 




'87. Austen Kennedy ds Blois, 
'90. Charles Henry Brown, 

Bela Carlyle Clapp, 

Edgar Eldridge, 

Lincoln Crawford Heywood, 

Walter Nelson Morse, 

John William Scott, 

Frederick Emerson Stockwell, 









Emery Arthur Bacon, 
Frank Arthur Butler, 
WiLLiAtf Ford, 
Harvey Foster Mallory, 
HowLAND Cyrus Merrill, 
Edwin Drew Morgan, 
John William Roberts, 
John Justin Sheldon, 
Kirk William Thompson, 
Ulysses Grant Weatherly, 
Charles Albert Wheat, 


'88. Frederick Lincoln Davis, 
'89. Arthur Lester Wolfe, 
'90. John Thomas Mahl, 


'88. James Harvey Edwards, 
" John Munro, 

89. Eads Bates, 

Bryant Harmon Blood, 
Henry Primm Broughton, 
Joseph Walker Cowles, 
Earnest Frederick Eidlitz, 
Henry Silas Foskett, 
Henry Bannestsr Whitney, 



WoliviUe, N. SL 

New London, N. H. 

Pawtncket, R. I. 

Ottawa, IlL 

Pawtucket, R. I. 

Putnam, Conn. 

OtUwa, IlL 

Providence, R. I. 

Leyden, N. Y. 

Hamilton, N. Y. 

Camden, N. Y. 

Lowell, Mass. 

Johnstown, N. Y. 

Phelps, N. Y. 

Many, N. Y. 

Hamilton, N. Y. 

Brookaeld, N. Y. 

Owatonna, Miniu 

Racine, Wis. 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Montclair, N. J. 
Hoboken, N. J» 

OKford, N. Y. 

New York, N. Y. 

Dardenne, Mo. 

Ludlow, Pa, 

Belleville, 111. 

Norfolk, Conn. 

123 East 72d St, New York, N. Y. 

Medina, O. 
Phelps, N. Y. 






Charles Homer Kingsbury, 

Brick Church, N. J. 


Frederick Augustus Moore, 122 £. State street, Columbus, 0. 


Homer Morris, 

Glcndowcr, 0. 


Theron Monroe Ripley, 

Macedon, N. Y. 


Charles Henry Smith, 

Marietta, O. 


William Daniel Stoughton, 

Locke, 0. 


Charles Augustus Ward, 

Marietta, 0. 




DeWitt Spink Hooker, 

S3rracuse. N. Y. 


Arthur Bridgman Clark, 

East Onondaga, N. Y. 


James Simpson Clark, 

Seward, N. Y. 


Frederick Vining Fisher, 346 Clifton place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


William Abner Jenner, 

Clyde, N. Y. 


Elam Edward Marsh, 

Fort Ann, N. Y. 


Thomas Noah Merriam, 

Syracuse, N. Y. 


Jay Wilbur Somerville, 

Johnsburgh, N. Y, 


Abbott Yates Wilcox, 


Clifford, N. Y. 


Frederick Homan Loveridge, 

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Harry N^^lson Quigley, 

Richwood, 0. 


Irving George McCaull, 

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Arthur M. McNeal, 

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George Herbert Snow, 


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levenlpapeis of a controversial nature on the wine subject "What islnipiration?'' 
is one of the most interesting of the following chapters. The inspiration of the 
Scriptures \% a heathen hfpoUieiii that has incumbered Chrislianit; and made the 
Bible less rerered. The races of the Danube receive considerable of the author's 
attention, and his maitcri; treatmait of the subject in this essay was a foreshadow- 
ing of his future historical successes. The Balkan Peninsula has been the fighting 
ground between E^iropeaa and Asiatic ciiiliiation, and remnants of all races are 
there found. Some of the other chapter? treat of " Comte," " Buckle's History 
of Civil iiatioD," and "University Reform." " MvTHS AND MvTK. Makers" is a 
remarkably suggestive work, and entnuidng in its interest. Myths and mythology 
.arose from the scientific attempts of man in the childhood of his career. Science 
is only explanation of nature. Early man knew of no power except that of a living 
being. That which moved ha^ liu, or was made to move liy life. Clouds were 
swans; the sun was a god; day and night, morning and evening, were persooified. 
Primiiive men classified these anthropomorphic explanations of natnre, and handed 
them down to their children. The descendants have forgotten the meaning of 
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The Delta Upsilon Fraternity, founded as the Social Fraternity in 
Wflliaxns College, November 4, 1834. 

The Lllld Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Rutgers 
Chapter, at New Brunswick, N. J., October 26, 27, 28, 1887. 

The officers are: 

Honorary President - Judge Stephen J. Field, WUUams, '37. 

Active President . . Seaman Miller, Esq., Rutgers^ '79. 

First Vice-President - Caleb B. Frye, Colby^ '80. 

Second Vice-President . Edward M. Bassett, Amherst^ '84. 

Third Vice-President Sherman G. Pitt, Rutgers^ '88. 

Secretary .... Oscar M. Voorhees, Rutgers, '88. 

Treasurer - - - . John W. Van Doorn, Adelbert^ '89. 

Orator William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69. 

Alternate - - . Professor J. Frank Genung, UnUm, *7o. 

Poet Homer Greene, Esq., Union, '76. 

Historian - . - - Henry A. Peck, Syracuse, '85. 

Chaplain ... - Rf.v. John P. Searle, Rutgers, '75* 

the executive council. E^m. 

Frederick M. Crossett, New York, '84 1887. 

Otto M. Eidlitz, Camell, '81 1888. 

Charles E. Hughes, Brown, *8i 1889. 

Henry E. Schell, New York, '88 .--..-. 1887. 

Danford N. B. Sturgis, Coiumbia, '89 1887. 

5^rr^/ai7— Frederick M. Crossett, Box 2887, New York City. 

the alumni information bureau. 
5>fr//ar^— Charles Seabury Eytinge, 326 West 51st Street, New York City. 

the quinquennial catalogue. 
William 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, $1.50. 


THE DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY U 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 amd Undergraduates. 

The price of subscription is one dollar per volume. 

Back numbers. — Volumes II, III and Iv may be had; price, %\ each. 

To Advertisers. — Contracts for advertising will be made on these 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-Chief. 

Charles Seabury Eytingb, ColumHa^ '87. 

Henry Wells Brush, Columbia^ '89. 

Vol. V. APRIL, 1887. No. 3 


While Indiana was yet a wilderness, untrodden except by a few 
adventurous pioneers and still more adventurous missionaries of the 
Gospel, the project of establishing within the borders of the new State 
an institution of learning under the patronage and direction of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church began to be agitated. It was believed by 
the Church that the highest intellectual culture and the highest religious 
life should co-exist; and, acting under the inspiration of this belief, they 
sought diligently to create a center of influence from which should 
radiate the light and warmth of a purer learning, a better civilization. 
To this end they began, as early as 1832, to agitate the question of a 
share in the management of the State University. This project how- 
ever was soon abandoned as impracticable, and the graver matter of 
establishing a separate denominational institution was undertaken. In 
the year 1832 the Indiana Conference appointed a committee to con- 
sider and report upon the advisability of founding a college, and the 
report of the committee was favorable to the project In October, 
1835, a resolution was adopted to found Indiana Asbury University, 
and, as the result, a charter was granted by the State January 10, 1837. 
In 1839 ^? first Faculty was elected, consisting of four professors, with 


the Rev. Matthew Simpson as President From the earliest beginning 
the growth of the institution was rapid and steady, but, notwithstanding 
the generosity of its friends and supporters, the greatest impediment 
in the way of its fullest development was the lack of funds. From 
1873 this want was more keenly felt than ever before, for a large 
annual deficit had begun to eat away the endowment, until it was 
feared by the friends of the institution that, after nearly half a century 
of successful history, being then almost on the eve of bankruptcy, 
the Alma Mater of Daniel W. Voorhees, ex-Governor Porter, Bishop 
Charles N. Sims, John Clark Ridpath, and scores of other proniinent 
and distinguished Alumni, was about to become a thing of the past 

At this critical time, a time of need, the Hon. Washington C. De 
Pauw, a wealthy citizen of New Albany, Ind., had resolved to found 
a college as a monument to the family name, and for the purpose of 
promoting Christian education. After consulting with the trustees and 
friends of the college, he was persuaded to establish De Pauw Uni- 
versity on the old foundation of Asbury University. The enterprise was 
consummated in 1884, and De Pauw University, situated in the center 
of a rich and thriving scope of territory, and somewhat removed from 
other prominent institutions of learning, bids fair to be one of the 
great educational centers of the West Th^ endowment is consider- 
ably in excess of two millions of dollars, and the buildings and grounds 
are valued at about a quarter of a million more. 

Besides the College of Liberal Arts, the University consists of the 
School of Art; the School of Music; the School of Law; the School of 
Theology; the School of Horticulture; the School of Military Science; 
the Normal School; and the Preparatory School. 

The buildings of the University are now eight in number. 

The Faculty consists of over forty members. The attendance for 
1885-86, was 813, and the attendance for this year will, in all prob- 
ability, somewhat exceed even this number. Indeed, with the in- 
creased facilities for instruction and accommodation, the indications are 
flattering. The University is now founded upon a firm and lasting 
basis, and its friends and patrons look to the fiiture with brilliant hopes 
and great expectations. 

'* Thus year by year some better thing ensues. 
Some nobler purpose rising o'er this past; 
Some budding thought, which Providence renews. 
With dew and rain, and brings to fruit at last.'* 


During the college year of 1882-83, and for some time previous, 
there was a great deal of rivalry and strife between the two factions in 
each of the College Literary Societies. These factions were composed 
of the Beta Theto Pi's, Sigma Chi's, Delta Tau Delta's, Phi Delta 
Theta's, and a very few neutrals, on one side, with the Phi Kappa 
Psi's, Delta Kappa Epsilon's, Phi Gamma Delta's, and most of the 
neutral element on the other. These parties, by their continual warring 
with each other and wrangling over elections, almost entirely did away 
with the literary part of the exercises in both of the societies. 

About a dozen of the neutrals feeling the need of literary training, 
agreed to meet at each other's rooms every Saturday night and there 
have a little private literary club of their own; they continued to hold 
these meetings for some time, and with good results, and at the begin- 
ning of the winter term of the above named year they conceived the 
idea of organizing themselves into a regular society^ framing a constitu- 
tion, taking upon themselves a name, and renting a hall in which to 
hold their meetings. They soon carried out these plans and took 
upon themselves the name of ''Organized Barbs," the neutral men 
in the college being called "Barbarians." 

They were not organized in opposition to the Fraternities, as some 
at first supposed, although some of the members were opposed to the 
workings of the Fraternities, especially in the literary societies. There 
were about a dozen men who signed their names to the new constitu- 
tion and bound themselves together by a pledge to do what they could 
to make the new organization a success, and to lend to each other a 
helping hand in time of need. They first organized almost entirely for 
literary work, but, as they grew in strength and numbers, and the feel- 
ing of brotherhood became stronger and stronger among them, they 
began to adopt principles upon which a good local organization of like 
standing as the Fraternities could be founded. By their steady applica- 
'tion to work in the college, as well as in their organization, they began 
to develop men of ability, and their strength began to be recognized 
among the college students in all departments. Their social advan- 
tages were necessarily small, especially during the first years of their 
organization; still there was as much cordiality shown to them as per- 
haps any local organization could expect. They met with opposition 
from some of the fiatemities but they were not discouraged at this, 
but only worked the more diligently. 


Be it said, however, of our now Greek Brothers, that for the last 
two years most of them have shown a kindly feeling toward as, and 
even in some cases have lent us a helping hand, and for which we are 
most heartily thankful and sincerely indebted. 

During the four years that the "Organized Barbs" existed, they 
graduated six men, took two first-class and five second-class honors, 
and took five prizes, which represent $i45> and one gold medal. Our 
history has been brief, but it has not been without the good success 
of which we may truly be proud. 

In this brief historical sketch we have no space for recounting our 
early struggles and gloomy periods, or dwelling long upon the victories 
and successes which have been ours; but with the new relations that we 
have taken upon us, and with the principles of Delta Upsilon to 
build upon, we can but hope for a future full of profit and satisfactory 

The Delta Upsilon Movement. 

The causes which led to the movement for a Chapter of Delta 
Upsilon at De Pauw University were of two classes: First, the remote 
cause, or that which prompted the organization of the Organized Barb 
Society in 1883, and which has already been described; and second, an 
immediate cause, which was a long felt need of something to bind the 
organization more closely together and establish them upon a firm 
foundation. According to our constitution, as it was then, a member 
could resign at will and join a Greek Letter Fraternity, and we lost 
some of our best men in this way. This became such a grievous an- 
noyance, that, in the fall of 1884, an attempt was made to form a 
permanent organization, although local, and to adopt colors, suitable 
badges, etc. ; but on account of some opposition, and a lack of unity 
among the members, this idea was abandoned. 

Again, in the spring and fall terms of 1885, the Fraternities made 
such an inroad upon the membership of the organization, that it was 
determined to make another effort at permanency, and accordingly, at 
the begiiming of the winter term of the same college year, Messrs. L. 
S. Ferry and James M. Lewis addressed a letter of inquiry, at the sug- 
gestion of some friends, to the Sigma Nu Fraternity, with the idea in 


view of app]3ring for a charter from that Fraternity if it proved lo be a 
Fraternity of sufficient standing to enable it to take rank with the best Fra* 
temities here, and also if its principles were such that it could be made to 
coincide with ours. After a good deal of research and conespondence 
with the chapters, these gentlemen found that the Sigma Nu was largely 
a Southern Fraternity, and that it had not the standing among the Fra- 
ternities which they supposed, so they suspended any further negotia- 
tions in that line. When the results of these investigations were re- 
ported to the Society, it was determined that the matter should be 
dropped, at least until the beginning of the next college year, but 
some of the more enthusiastic ones, knowing that we would experience 
a repetition of our old struggles in the coming year, determined to 
push the matter, and if possible get a Chapter of one of the best Fra- 
ternities in the United States, for we felt that we were ripe for it, and 
had the material to work upon, and the determination to carry it 

By some lucky means a table, showing the status of various Frater- 
nities in the leading colleges of America, was published in the January, 
1886, number of the De Pauw Monthly, and this table caught our 
eye while looking over the old numbers of the Monthly, and we at 
once began to compare the relative standing and prominence of the 
Fraternities therein given, and after a good deal of research and investi- 
gation concerning Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, Delta Phi, Zeta Psi, 
etc. , we concluded that Delta Upsilon was one of the most prominent 
and prosperous, and was founded upon the best principles of any of the 
various Fraternities. 

Accordingly, about the 21st of May, a letter was addressed to the 
Michigan Chapter of Delta Upsilon at Ann Arbor, Mich. , making some 
general inquiries about the Fraternity, and stating in part our plans; 
and it met with such a prompt response from Mr. Nathan D. Corbin 
that our spirits were greatly raised, and we determined to push into 
the work with our whole might We addressed another letter of like 
character to the Executive Council at New York, and in reply we not 
only received a kind and, to us, an encouraging letter, but also a Quin- 
quennial, Quarterlies, and other publications which would give us a 
good idea of the principles and prominence of the Fraternity. The 
result was that^ after deliberation and correspondence with several 
Chapters, we determined to petition for a charter, which we did the 


last week of our college year in June, having the signatures of eleven 
men to our petition. 

A correspondence was kept up during the summer, and when we 
met again in the &11 we were ready for some hard work, which we 
knew we must do if we succeeded. At the suggestion of Mr. Crossett, 
of New York, Secretary of the Council, we determined to send a dele- 
gate to the Delta Upsilon Convention at Hamilton, N. Y., October 27- 
29, 1886, to present our case in the best possible manner at the Con- 
vention, and after more than a week's absence he returned full of hope 
of success. 

The committee appointed by the Executive Council to visit De 
Pauw was delayed some time on account of press of work, but finally, 
on the 31st of March, the committee arrived in the city, and the result 
was the establishment of the De Pauw Chapter of Delta Upsilon. 

The iNrriATioN Exercises. 

The committee which was appointed by the Council, arrived on 
Thursday, March 31st, and after inquiries and consultations with 
President Martin, members of the Faculty, and fraternity men, de- 
cided to establish a Chapter here without further delay. The initia- 
tion ceremonies were begun at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 2d, in the 
hall of the old Organized Barb Association, and were conducted by 
George I. Larash, of the Northwestern University; Fred C. Clark, of 
the University of Michigan, and Frederick M. Crossett, of the Uni- 
versity of the City of New York, Secretary of the Executive Council. 

The exercises were opened with prayer by George I. Larash, who 
afterwards gave us a brief historical sketch of the Fraternity, and de- 
livered the charge to the Chapter in a very impressive and earnest 
manner, dwelling particularly upon our responsibilities as members of 
so great a brotherhood of enterprising men, and advising the exercise 
of a Christian spirit toward all the like organizations with which we 
came in contact The form of initiation was then administered by 
Frederick M. Crossett and Fred C. Qark. 

After the ceremonies were over, and the right hand of fellowship 
had been given to the new members, and also to the six pledged mem- 
bers who were permitted to be present, but were not initiated, all 
joined in giving vent to their good feelings in singing some of the rous- 


ing old songs of Delta U. In due time the members of the committee, 
the newly made members, and our pledged members adjourned to the 
"Palace" restaurant, where a sumptuous banquet had been prepared. 
Then the toast-master, Frederick M. Crossett, of New York, opened the 
post-prandial exercises in a most happy manner. William L. Lauf- 
man, '87, responded to the toast, "De Pauw, the Present Occasion;" 
John F. Meredith, '87, ''Our Rivals; " Fred C. Clark, of Michigan, 
toasted "The Ladies;" Howard M. Briceland, '91, spoke for the 
" Delta U.'s of the Future; " George I. Larash, of Northwestern, gave 
the toasty ** Delta Upsilon;" Winfred E. Baldwin, '90, spoke for 
"The Freshmen;" Ray C. Best, '89, spoke on "Music, and its Use 
and Influence in the Fraternity; " Elmer £. Meredith, '87, toasted 
''The Qass of '87;" Walter E. Hull, '90, gave a toast on "The 
success of O. B," which now means Our Brotherhood. 

Several Fraternity songs were sung, and it seemed to be the order 
of the evening to poke fun at our jolly, good-natured friend, Fred 
C. Clark. The boys had just descended to the street when the tower- 
clock at the college gave the first stroke announcing Sunday morning, 
and then it was that Greencastle rang with our first Fraternity yell, 
" Rah I Rah I Rah ! Rah I Vive La Delta U ! " 

Thus ended the exercises, to which we had looked forward so long 

with fond hopes, great expectations, and at times feelings of doubt as 

to whether our efforts would meet with success or not But our labor 

has not been in vain, and now we shall try to prove ourselves worthy 

to bear the grand old name which we have taken upon us, and may 

our sister Chapters never have occasion to regret the day which we 

herein commemorate. 

John F. Meredith. 


To one who is approaching that i)eriod of existence described by 
the poet as the "sere and yellow leaf/' the recollection of college life, 
its scenes and incidents, its trials and triumphs, furnishes ample food for 
reflection. Time in his flight is rapidly nearing the half-century mile- 
post on the journey, which, a boy of sixteen, I commenced as a 
member of the Freshman Class in Old Union. West Collie was at 
that time the local habitation of the Freshmen and Sophomores. I 
remember well with what feelings of respect and admiration I regarded 
my superiors the Juniors and Seniors, and in imagination discounted 
the time when I should attain the same august dignity, and achieve at 
a simple stride a loftier residence on College Hill, and the ^*toga 
virilis " of a higher wisdom. How distinctly in fancy I recall the per- 
sonnel of Union's Faculty, with the &mous Dr. Nott, the Nestor of college 
presidents, at its head. Nature had richly endowed him with all the 
qualities necessary in the executive of a large educational institution. 
With consummate tact he controlled the wayward and aroused the in- 
dolent to ambition. If you chanced to see ''Old Prex" on terms of 
public and confidential intimacy with any student, you might safely 
conclude that student had been guilty of some misconduct or derelic- 
tion of duty. Such treatment appealed to the delinquent's sense of 
honor, and was calculated to arouse his self-respect Its eflect on me 
at least was salutary. On a single occasion a few of the " boys," myself 
included, went down town in the evening for a "lark," metaphorically 
speaking. We returned to College Hill in the "wee sma hours," 
awakening the echoes with hilarious invocations to the traditional land- 
lord "to fill our flowing bowl." The night's escapade did not prevent 
us from a punctual attendance at chapel exercise and early class recita- \ 
tion. We were all "max" scholars and had an eye to our standing, 
with the distinction of the "Phi Beta" in the distance. I roomed in 
Dr. Nott's section. As I came downstairs in the morning I en- 
countered the benignant countenance of the President, who was stand- 
ing in his door. He saluted me with a kindly greeting, and, placing 
his arm within mine, walked with me to the chapel, honoring me with 
his conversation and confidence. He had in some manner promptly 


identified one of the dramatis persatue of the scene that transpired a few 
hours before, but how I never knew. I was too much impressed to 
forget the lesson. 

It was a noble corps, the Faculty of Union in '46; thej have all 
passed over to the silent majority but two— Pierson and Foster yet re- 
main. The former was languishing in a hopeless decline, the latter little 
changed in appearance by forty years of educational labor. In my 
mind's eye I see them all now as when of yore they adorned Old 
Union. There was Gillespie, scholarly and precise; Yates, courtly and 
dignified; Reed, polished and suave; Jackson, kind-hearted and unpre- 
tentious; Potter, gentle but stem looking; John Nott, good-natured 
and facetious; Proudfit, benevolent and tender-hearted. The latter was 
then an old man who had nearly filled his allotted term of three-score 
and ten. He was an accomplished linguist and heard our class in 
Greek translation. How well I recollect the deprecatory manner, the 
kindly modulated tone with which he corrected us in construction or 
parsing. The student might make never so gross a blunder, the cor- 
rection occurred in so pleasant a way that he could not possibly feel 
hurt If in parsing it chanced some dullard in the class miscalled a 
verb a noun, the correction would be, "Yes, or rather a verb." 
Good, glorious old ** Proso I" you have gone to your reward. Foster 
was Assistant Professor of Mathematics, and heard the Freshmen in 
algebra. The " fizzler ** came to grief with him; he never admonished 
or even frowned — he smiled. The student sent to the blackboard to 
solve a problem was sometimes left entirely to himself till he became 
involved in inextricable confusion. Turning at length to see why the 
Professor did not help him out, he would confront the countenance 
of his teacher distended with a broad grin. On entering the recita- 
tion room one morning, the blackboard revealed a remarkably well 
executed chalk caricature of Professor Foster, the grin included. 
Some student had adopted this method of gratifying his pique. 
Jackson was Professor of Mathematics and taught the advanced 
classes in that science; he also heard a recitation before breakfast 
in astronomy, and occasionally in his enthusiasm entered upon 
an elaborate explanation of some intricate principle involved in 
the lesson, thus transcending the limits of an ordinary recitation, one 
hour. The class on a time which I now distinctly recall, became im- 
patient and began shuffling their feet back and forth on the sanded 


floor, the noise gradually increasing in volume till it became deafening 
and nothing could be heard. Professor J., after enduring it as long 
as possible, exclaimed "Stop I gentlemen. I am astonished that 
Seniors should so demean themselves; if you were Freshmen such 
conduct would not seem strange, and pigs might be expected to make 
a noise if not seasonably fed, but Seniors should prefer science to 
breakfast" Commencing the reprimand with a terrible frown, his ex- 
pression softened as he proceeded, a genial smile at length gradually 
overspreading his countenance till, with a laugh, "the class are dis- 

Union achieved her highest renown under the presidency of Dr. 
Nott The graduating class was always laige. It was considered a 
distinction to graduate at Union then. Our class numbered io6. 
While not exceptional in point of numbers, '46 is claimed by its mem- 
bers to be exceptional in point of ability. Here is its record. It has 
furnished one Governor of a State (New York), one Justice of the 
Supreme Court of a State, one Assistant Attorney-General of the United 
States, one Solicitor of Internal Revenue, two Congressmen, one 
member of the United States Civil Service Commission, seven members 
of Assembly, one Chancellor of the University of the State of New 
York, two college presidents, four college professors, five Doctors of 
Divinity and three Doctors of Laws. About thirty-five received an 
election to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Of this number ten achieved 
marked distinction. Several^ who did not rank high in scholarship, 
have taken prominent positions in the world, and three or four dunces 
and beies noir for whom no future was predicted, have achieved more 
than average success and reputation. The histoiy of our class, as well 
as that of other college classes, furnishes abundant evidence that 
scholarship in college is not always commensurate with success in after 
life. The best scholars are often failures. Success is made up of 
many elements; prominent among these are tact and assurance. I 
well remember the utterance of a member of our class, who has since 
inscribed his name high on the scroll of fame, "The public is an 
ass, and he that has the address can ride." His subsequent career 
seems to have justified his opinion. He has filled many positions of 
honor and profit deported on the back of that accommpdating donkey 
the public " Max " scholars often succeed as divines and teachers, 
not always as lawyers or politicians. 


Union College has performed a noble educational work, she has 
achieved a noble destiny. The names of her sons are interwoven with 
our countr/s histoiy. They have shaped the nation's policy, and 
guided its counsels in the cabinet and the presidential chair. Among 
her 4,000 Alumni are numbered men distinguished in every depart* 
ment of human knowledge; authors, scientists, jurists, divines, states- 
men, scholars. Should the mantle of Dr. Nott find fitting shoulders 
on which to rest, Old Union may yet regain her former prestige. That 
a new career awaits her is the prayer of her Alumni. 

S. M. Ingalls, 

UnioHy '46. 


When I, a suppliant, prayed the Muse to come, 
And give me grace, thee, fitly to address. 
She heard and pitied, but her lips were dumb. 
Her kindly eyes seemed only to confess — 
This message. 

There is not a thought, 
In choicest language nobly wrought, 
That can or ever could declare, 
A tribute mete for one so fair. 

George G. Saxe, Jr., 

Columbia, '87. 


As harmony to the musical art, so is symmetry to the literary pro- 
duction. Both are responses to a natural dictum. The infringement 
of the one brings discord, of the other, deformity. Through whatever 
sense received the effect on the mind is virtually identical. To an un- 
trained observer, disproportion in the one instance is as unnoticed as 
disharmony in the other, but by those conversant with either art, error 
is easily detected. Reference is here made rather to the thought than 
the expression thereof, rather to the matter than form. Lack of sym- 
metry in mere form is of course open to condemnation, but such lack 
does not by any means parallel that of the thought itself! There is 
ample scope for present consideration in the latter department, and it 
should be borne in mind that the following brief summary is intended 
as applicable only in this regard. Various and interacting are the 
causes which lead to neglect of symmetrical arrangement, this being 
ever, indeed, and with all writers, difficult of attainment 

F&st — Prejudice, or, more strictiy, bias, is potent for evil in this 
direction. What author has not his foibles, weaknesses, partialities P 
Possessing these, who so strong that he can always and forcibly forbid 
their presence in his works? However high his literary rank, criticism 
will yet reveal at many points the introduction of some cherished the- 
ory, hidden perchance under a new form, but itself the same. True, 
it may be indicative of originality, and so far well, but the result of its 
repeated presence is injury to related or dependent ideas. Whether 
accurate or inaccurate its habitual tendency is to dwarf, unless it alone 
be subject-matter, and its treatment alone expected. 

Second. — Ignorance is a fruitful source of asymmetry. Certain 
phases of a subject are amply discussed, while others, as intrinsically 
valuable, are slighted off or, if dealt with, abused. The average reader 
is but carelessly critical and naturally credulous, so that if one portion 
of a subject be correctly presented, what remains is accepted without 
query. This and connected facts are, however, better discernible 
when analyzing the effect of false notions on the popular mind. 

T^ird. — More disunity is undoubtedly due to carelessness than 


to either of the causes just named. The plodder, the accurate one, 
he who weighs with precision each separate thought, each new idea, 
each several statement, and in arrangement is studious of exact and 
perfect proportion, is seldom to be found. Whether fired by original 
ideas or imbued with desire to catch the public ear, whatever motive 
rules, it is seldom that requisite care is bestowed upon the adjust- 
ment of thought to thought, and the correspondence of thought with 
dominant idea. The unnecessary, even the worthless, is exalted, while 
that which possesses the grander merit is deposed. There is zn 
amount of strength in every individual thought; the degree varies for 
each. When taken in connection with others, the weight of atten- 
tion, unless caution be used, is apt to fiivor in too large measure some 
unimportant division of the subject in hand. Though not now owing* 
its origin to imperfect knowledge, the error is quite similar, as is the 
resultant effect Diligent analysis and thorough examination of his. 
own work will secure to each author true symmetry in the progress, 
and development of his ideas. 

The proportionate relation of matter and form in literary work is 
a subject allied to this, and of as interesting a character, but calling: 
only for passing notice in this connection. That the form should be 
of a kind with the degree of thought will be universally admitted. In 
most instances the character of the matter under consideration will 
suggest the style of writing to be employed. 

These thoughts are not ventured by way of censure, but merely 
as suggestions. Amongst students especially is there need of reflec- 
tion in the particulars to which reference has been made. One of the 
mightiest ambitions in a young man's mind is to become powerful in 
the expression of ideas. The foregoing words may prove in some re- 
spect helpful. Improvement must be primarily of a negative character, 
leading to the avoidance of deformity; there will follow with the pres- 
ence of care, knowledge, and an unbiased judgment, an arrangement 
of fact and theory, of belief and supposition, of postulate deduction 
and inference, possessed of innate power and hence e^ectual. 

Austen Kennedy ds Blois, 

Bratvn, '87. 


Calliope, thou Muse of Song, 
Unto me thy gifts prolong; 
Tune my lyre to sing the praise 
Of oar joyous college days. 
Not in grand Homeric strain 
Would I praise a hero's name; 
Nor in sweet Miltonian verse 
All creation's plan rehearse. 
Powers like these to others give, 
Let me sing the life I live, 
And in measured numbers tell 
Of true Wisdom's magic spell. 

Thus the Muse I sought 
That some college thought 
Decked in jingling rh3rme, 
Till it seemed like mine, 
Should entrance your ears, 
While away your fears; 
Make you think the line 
Of the ancient time 
Now reversed should be. 
For, you clearly see, 
Graces now adorn 
Poets made not dorn. 
This petition made 
For poetic aid. 
On my listening ear 
Fell around, so near, 
That I rose. But see I 
Through the opened lea 
Now appears a hand. 
By the zephrys fanned 
Into shape and form 
Worthy to adorn, 


With its airy grace, 
One of God-like race. 
Clasped within it, lo I 
Parchment, white as snow; 
Parchment, deftly rolled. 
Bound with blue and gold. 
Such a scroll, indeed. 
That instinctive heed 
Is compelled; and thought, 
Quicker still, besought 
By its bookish air. 
Takes imagined care 
In deciphering 
Each quaint-written thing. 
This before me lay; 
Vanished quite away 
Was the hand by which, 
From its wonted niche 
In the Muse's home. 
This was brought alone 
Of the many there. 
Answered was my prayer. 

Carefully then I unrolled the great treasure, 
Thinking of Wisdom, I sought a full measure, 
Of the vast knowledge the Muse held in store, 
Gathered from out of antiquities lore. 
Earnestly then did I trace out each line, 
Finding the meaning from each written sign, 
Tracing them out from the fair parchment roll. 
These are the words of the strange mystic scroll. 

** Long ago, in the beginning, 
Ere the race began its sinning, 
When the skies, unclouded, bent, 
O'er the earth. And sunbeams sent 
From among eternal joys, 
In the heavens seemed to poise 
Ere they stoped to kiss the flowers 


That adorned primeval bowers; 
When the breezes blew so light. 
All untried was yet their might. 
That the flower scarce bent its head» 
Hardly showing it was led 
By a master. When, indeed, 
All &ir nature seemed to feel 
Each propension of the soul; 
Then, amid this charming whole, 
The assembled gods descried, 
Viewing all, both far and wide, 
But one blessing more to give, 
That the creature, man, might live 
Blessed with every worthy gift 
That his nature should uplift, 
Till, thus God-like, it should rise 
To the temple of the Wise, 
Where the gods themselves besought 
Added skill in all they wrought 
How this blessing to bestow. 
That to each should come no woe, 
Counciled all the gods together. 
Then, as light as downy feather 
Floating downward through the air,. 
Sped a form, so bright and fair. 
That the sons of men up glanced 
Half in fear, and then, entranced 
By its beauty, straightway bowed 
To the ground, and humbly vowed. 
Should she tarry as their Queen, 
Grandest kingdom ever seen 
Should be hers where subjects strong 
Should defend from eveiy wrong. 
Where, indeed, through endless time^ 
Men and tribes from every clime 
Should before her throne bow down. 
All obedient to her crown. 
Gladly, thus the human race 


Welcomed, to her rightful place, 
Justice, whom the gods descried, 
Viewing all, both far and wide, 
Was the blessing man should need 
Rightly to perform each deed. 
Then abroad, throughout the earth, 
Everywhere that man had birth, 
Spread the great and honored fame 
Which enshrouded e'en the name 
Of that all victorious nation. 
Which, for sure and safe foundation. 
Rested firm on Justice strong, 
And triumphant over wrong. 

As this Queen, in ancient days, 
Ruled o'er man's wide-varying ways. 
So, to-day, a Queen doth reign, 
Strong in deed and pure in name, 
O'er a kingdom great and strong, 
Loved in thought and praised in song, 
Where the subjects still obey 
Justice's true and righteous sway; 
Where the subjects, bold and true. 
Ever wear the Gold and Blue 
Which her standard proudly bears. 
For no upstart monarch dares 
Breathe a word of ought but praise 
'Gainst true Justice's lawful ways. 
Thus, with kingdom safe and sure, 
Rules this Queen, in love secure. 
Rules, with power and right made known 
By the motto o'er her throne. 
Four and twenty temples stand, 
Scattered up and down the land 
Where the bird of freedom, true. 
Waves the red, the white, the blue; 
Four and twenty temples, where 
Many youths, with studious care. 


Learn from Wisdom's ample book, 

Many a strange and hidden root 

Of some language long since dead 

Yet by learning always read 

Where they gain, through science deep^ 

Great confusion with each peep 

Into all the why and how 

Of the future past and now, 

Which the authors seldom think 

Have a most peculiar kink. 

Where they learn, in thought, (o find 

Every atom of the mind, 

And, with hedonistic skill. 

Give to each its proper pill, 

Coated with the luminous thought 

Of the one by whom 'tis bought 

From these students, skilled in all 

That to human thought can fall, 

Chosen are the subjects bold 

Which this righteous Queen doth hold 

With her power and love combined. 

Till, with Wisdom is entwined 

Skill and love for every station 

Whose enduring, broad foundation 

Rests in Justice, which secure^ 

Everlasting, shall endure." 

Here the scroll abruptly ended. 
Not a syllable appended 
That, by learned interpretation, 
Might reveal the powerful Nation 
Where this Queen did rule with mighty 
Joined with Justice, truth and right. 
When again the Muse I sought 
Asking that the meaning wrought 
In the lines should be revealed. 
Nor, for longer, be concealed; 
That the name the Queen did bear 


Be made known, and then, with care. 
Would I search the wide world through 
For her kingdom tried and true. 
When, her colors gladly taking, 
And a vow submissive making, 
I would ever hence obey 
All she should in Justice, say 
Then, again the Muse replied, 
Coming swiftly to my side, 
" lift thy eyes, and then behold. 
Traced in lines of Blue and Gold, 
The fair name the Queen doth bear 
Founded firm on Justice rare." 
When the Muse quick vanished. And 
I, in answer to command. 
Raised mine eyes, they fell upon 
Our own Delta Upsilon. 

DeWitt S. Hooker, 

Syracuse, '87 


Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Adelbert College, East Cleveland, O. 
Dear Brothers: 

For the last time in a successful College year Adelbert sends greet- 
ings to her sister Chapters through the columns of the Quarterly, 
read, or ought to be at least, by every good Delta U. 

We have passed a year quite satis&ctorily to ourselves, and draw to 
its close more firmly bound by love for Delta U., and with a stronger 
friendship towards one another. I could tell of our victories in college 
sports and politics; could tell you how we have five men on the Glee 
Club; that we in a great degree control college athletics; that we take 
first honor this year in 1887, and have the editor-in-chief of the Reserve. 
In fact I could telljou that we are the leading Fraternity of Adelbert, 
but fears of the chestnutty chestnut bell restrains my pen as I write. 

Seriously speaking we prosper. Losing three men this year we are 
already sure of two in '91, and have good hopes of three or four more. 
Concerning our hostile friends of other fraternities, we have nothing to 
say except in the way of good wishes, having given up the old-fashioned 
idea that constant warfare is the price of success, a good idea in its 
time and for certain times. 

We had a banquet for ourselves and friends on Saturday evening, 
April 30th, 

A glad welcome was extended to two of our Cornell brothers, 
Horr, of '82, and Shepherd, of '89. Couldn't more find it convenient in 
passing through Cleveland to visit our chapter ? 

The lists sent out for life records to our Alumni members have re- 
ceived good attention, and prove the loyalty of the Alumni; many speak 
of the great good the chapter had done them. Could you not return 
the compliment, gentlemen, by doing something for the chapter in the 
way of earnest effort towards building us a Chapter-house? Excuse the 


hint, bat there is no doubt that one is needed; that it is the proper 
thing to have; and that it would be a lasting monument to gloriously 
perpetuate the names of its founders. 

Of course we are not all after glory, but some of us are after Chapter- 
houses. Fraternally yours, 

Frank Kuhn. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Colby UNiVERsrrY, Waterville, Me. 
Dear Brothers: 

It gives the Colby chapter much pleasure to "commune" with the 
sister chapters of Delta U. again through the Quarterly; and especi- 
ally to the new Chapters at Tufts and De Pauw we say "welcome," 
and bid each brother a hearty " Glad to see you." 

To our way Down East chapter the Quarterly is a welcome 
visitor and helps wonderfully to shorten the distance between us and 
our brothers in the other chapters. This is our only misfortune it 
seems to me, namely, that we are so far even from our nearest sister 
chapters, that it is rarely we have the pleasure of occupying the 
amiable position of "Mine Host " to Brothers from other Chapters or 
of visiting them at their fraternity homes. However we are possessed 
of warm hearts and only lack the privilege of exhibiting our fraternal 
spirit to others. 

At the present writing we are, as a college, undergoing the annual 
process of thawing out after a long, severe winter, long at the best, 
but this season prolonged unusually. 

We received six new members from '90 into our chapter last Octo- 
ber as the result of our annual "fish," all good men and true, as they 
are proving. 

Our meetings of the fall and spring terms were full of interest, and all 
seemed determhied to make Delta U. more than ever a vital principle 
of their college lives. 

Brother Jewett, returned from the Convention full of Delta U. spirit, 
and enthusiastic in his praise for the Madison boys' royal treatment 
His report aroused us all to renewed efforts in our Delta U. work. 

During the winter term many of our members were out teaching, 
yet Delta U. interests did not flag. Those who remained kept the 


meetings booming, and we passed many pleasant evenings in oar hall, 
engaged in our customary literary work, which usually consists of 
debates, essays, speeches, music, etc., with now and then an evening 
devoted to the study of some author. Sociability is by no means 
wanting among the Brothers at our weekly meetings, but still we make 
literary exercises the leading feature. 

We have just added what we hope will develop into a valuable 
library in the near future. Having a very auspicious beginning towards 
one in books, college publications, etc., we are encouraging our mem- 
bers and Alumni to help in this cause by donations of books, and they 
are responding generously. 

Our spring term opened with our men all back with two exceptions, 
so that we are on a footing for good work as a chapter this term. 

The accounts given in chapter letters in the Quarterly of the vmy 
in which the several chapters conduct their meetings, are interesting 
and suggestive. In this way we may get new and profitable features to 
introduce into our meetings. 

We are glad as a chapter to extend the right hand of fellowship to 
our new chapter at Tufts College and De Pauw University. We believe 
that extension of the number of chapters is desirable, and heartily ap- 
prove of it Delta Upsilon's influence on true men is too valuable to 
be limited to so few colleges, when it can be increased and still keep 

her members select. 


Charles E. Dolley, '87. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
New York University, New York, N. Y. 

Dear Brothers: 

The New Fork Chapter, cheerful, industrious and enthusiastic,, 
sends greeting to its sister Chapters in Delta Upsilon. 

Our affection for the Fraternity does not in the least diminish. 
With us there is a refreshing absence of anything that might be con- 
sidered lukewarmness. The lofty moral tone of the Fraternity is as 
strenuously maintained as formerly, and a survey of the condition of 
our Chapter gives nothing but encouragement. 


A noteworthy event occurred in the early part of the collegiate year. 
One bright morning, students were to be seen clustered in groups here 
and there in the college halls, all looking interrogation from their eyes. 
Heads are drawn together and sly whispering is going on. What is it 
that charms the attention of the students ? Why, a blue -bound journal 
is going the rounds; a new journal has invaded the quiet of university 
life; and the students are scratching their craniums to know who the 
men are that have embarked the intruder on the sea of college life. 
The mystery is solved. It is none other than a child of the New York 
Chapter of Delta U. And now with two terms of journalistic experi- 
ence at our back, we can safely say that the journal is an important 
factor in University life. Is not this publication an index of enthu- 
siasm and life? Does it not speak volumes for the health of our 

If there is one spot where the typical Delta U. man should wish his 
society to excel, it is on the floor of the debating society. And in this 
line we are prepared to undergo any examination. The beginning of 
the collegiate year found two debating societies within the walls of the 
University, the one in the full vigor of life, the other with the stamp of 
death on it The deplorable condition of the latter awoke the S3rmpa- 
thies of several Delta U. men, who immediately set to work to resurrect 
it Their influence has averted its dissolution and increased its mem- 
bership from three to eighteen. It is really a branch of the Fraternity. 
At the present time it is the more prosperous of the two societies. The 
Peitho, Rutgers, versus Philo, New York, debate was the outcome of the 
industrious spirit manifested in the society. Peitho sent three men to 
champion the interests of Prohibition, Philo three that of High 
License. Delta U. with characteristic modesty, claimed five of the 
six debaters as its members — nothing short of the lion's share. Rutgers 
was the battle ground. Twenty-one University and eight Columbia 
men acted as an escort to straighten the shaking knees of the Univer- 
sity warriors. Well, the expedition was from start to finish an exhibi- 
tion of the brotherly affection subsisting between the three Chapters. 

When the pugilistic encounter of the evening was registered among 
the events of the past, our Rutgers brothers escorted us to their 
spacious rooms in Masonic Hall, and from 9.30 p.m. to 2.30 a.ic 
entertained us in the most cordial and sumptuous manner. A sight it 
was to behold some forty or more brothers gathered in a circle, en* 


gaged in applauding the speakers as they recounted the exploits of the 
Fraternity. The inner man was by no means neglected, and in the 
course of the next day found reason to repent his voracity. This gather- 
ing realized the dream of intercollegiate sociability. Representatives 
from the three colleges were sandwiched together regardlessly. The 
boys were in for a good time, and their hopes were not disappointed. 
Though the ladies were conspicuous by their absence, still dancing was 
the order of the programme. It needed but imagination to turn the 
ribboned-armed youth into the blooming maiden, and so the boys 
wheeled about the parlors with their fair damsels (?) at their side, each 
cogitating on the sweets of Fraternity life. But skill must find other 
outlet than the terpsichorean, so some gracefully wielded the billiard 
cue, others slapped down the joker, and still others clustered to rehearse 
college experiences. The New York Glee Club enlivened things with 
well-rendered selections. 

Our Rutgers brothers have the happy knack of being able to put 
one at one's ease. The cordial hand-shake with which they welcomed 
us, caused us to immediately throw aside all restraint, and ''sail in" 
for a good time. Their faces spoke and their hands said ''Amen " to 
good fellowship. Five minutes sufficed to entice us into the happy 
delusion that we had known them for years. The hum of busy con- 
versation was everywhere heard. There were no wallflowers to reward 
the critical eye. We kept the ball rolling till 3.30 a. h. before we 
could prevail on ourselves to say good-by to good old Rutgers. Of 
course we serenaded the town, and as a result the hoarse voice didn't 
feel lonesome for want of company, Some of us reached home in 
time to see in the east the first faint streaks of approaching day, the 
harbingers of advancing Sol. None but those who participated will 
ever realize how much genuine enjoyment was packed in the few hours 
we spent at Rutgers. All were convinced that the reunion of the three 
chapters had created, or rather strengthened, the friendly and frater- 
nal feeling existing between them. What a boon to the Fraternity 
were these exchanges of good-will, events of more frequent occur- 

At present we have pitched our tent with the Columbia Chapter. 
Does time hang heavy on our hands ? Why then the remedy is to 
make a bee line for the Chapter-rooms. There a set of royal good 
fellows is sure to welcome you. If you be of a literary rather than a 


social turn of mind, then over on the table lies all the great reviews, 
magazines and college journals of the day. Or perhaps you are unfor- 
tunate enough tofidl into the clutches of Fred. Crossett (the Fraternity's 
Secretary), who sets you to work sealing envelopes, plastering stamps 
on letters, or doing some kind of Fraternity work. Or, if you possess 
an ear for music, there in the comer stands the mellow-toned piano, 
whose keys will certainly never grow rusty from lack of use. All the 
conditions for an enjoyable evening are at hand. 

As a Chapter we are in an encouraging condition. We have our 
full quota of intelligent men in the various classes. We owe a debt of 
gratitude to the Fraternity. For our best times we trace to it College 
life is not a humdrum life to us. The Fraternity has caused pleasure 
to be intermingled with study, and a golden mean is preserved. It is 
therefore with pleasure that we make these confessions to our sister 
Chapters of Delta Upsilon. Fraternally, 

F. Lincoln Davis, '88. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Marietta College, Marietta, O. 

Dear Brothers: 

Just at the end of the term's work, when the associate editor had 
begun to think of indulging himself to the extent of taking a breath, 
just at that moment came the request for Quarterly matter. Amid 
the pressure of all this college work one is reminded of Jules Verne's 
redoubtable captain, who, in contemplation of a journey to the moon 
announced that because of the rarity of its atmosphere he should be 
careful and breathe only upon great occasions ! 

The Marietta editor has one peculiar disadvantage. This place 
is more than a degree of latitude farther south than Naples, Italy. 
Accordingly at about this time of year the spring fever (an epidemic 
unknown in the North and East) rages with unmitigated severity. 
Then is the Scripture fulfilled which saith: "The grasshopper shall be 
a burden, and desire (to move) shall fail." The editor has been ex- 
posed and, after a heroic struggle, has "come down" with the malady. 
To reassure his friends, however, he will say that a most careful scru. 
tiny of himself fiuls to show any falling off in his appetite. While there 
is so much life (in this direction) there must be hope. 


Now then, having the facts clearly in mind, we will proceed, as 
the whale said to Jonah. Toward the close of February we gave a 
most enjoyable party in our Hall. It was attended of course by the elect 
of Marietta, as one brother's small sister expressed it I may not be 
able to tell when "parties is a enjoyin' of theirselves," but if any one 
had told me the next day that those "parties" didn't enjoy "their- 
selves," " I should have took and smiled derisive." 

It is too early for Commencement announcements, of course. We 
look for a good showing, however, when the time comes. As an 
earnest, we can point to the fact that we have four of the eight contest- 
ants on Junior prize essay, and also four of the six speakers (there 
being three from each literaiy society) on Junior exhibition. 

In general we look forward to a pleasant term. Those of us who 
are soon to leave the dear old college scenes feel the truth that " bless- 
ings brighten as they take their flight," and we mean to make the 
most of our Delta U. privileges while they last 

We will not begin to talk of adieus yet, however. Wishing peace 
and prosperity to all the sister Chapters, I am^ 

Yours faithfully, 

Edward B. Haskell, '87. 

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

The time has at length arrived when the Syracuse Chapter of Delta 
Upsilon is able to address her sister Chapters from beneath her own 
vine and fig tree. The necessity of a chapter house at Syracuse has 
long been felt^ and when, a few months ago, it was ascertained that a 
house so suitable for society purposes could be obtained, no time was 
lost in making the purchase. It is situated on a high hill in the 
southeastern part of the city, about five minutes' walk from the college 
campus, and commands a view of the entire city with Onandaga Lake 
stretching away to the northwest 

The house is a three-story brick building, about sixty feet long and 
fifty feet wide. With a society hall upon the upper floor, students' 
rooms upon the second floor, and parlors, reading-room and dining- 


room upon the first floor, we feel that we have a society home which 
will compare &vorabl)r with any to be found in the country. At pres- 
ent fifteen of the twenty-six active members of the chapter are living 
in the house, and, indeed, 'tis jolly times we have. Near by is a large 
field on which to engage in out-of-door sports, while we hope, be. 
fore another college year, to fit up a large barn, which is upon the 
premises, to be used as a g3rmnasium. 

In regard to our University, it is steadily growing to be one of the 
strongest institutions of learning in the country. The ground has just 
been broken for an observatory, which will add much to the facilities 
for instruction in astronomy and will be a means of original research. 
Also it has just been announced that the library of the late Professor 
Von Ranke, of Berlin, has been purchased and is to be donated to this 
University. This is onp of the best private historical libraries in the 
world, and a fire-proof library building will be erected at no distant 
day for its reception. 

The relative positions of societies at Syracuse is about the same as 
it has been for some years. Yet, since entering our chapter-house 
there has seemed to be a tendency for the others to unite against us, 
but we take that only as the best of proof that they realize where the 
strength lies. 

With hearty greeting to all. 

Fraternally, F. G. Banistkr, '88. 

Delta Upsilon House, 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Dear Brothers: 

The members of the Michigan chapter of Delta Upsilon extend to 
you all a hearty greeting. They would that their arms were long, that 
they might reach out over the States to grasp the hands of the Brothers 
of other Chapters, but, though limited by time and space, there is in 
each heart that feeling of love and union which binds our entire Chap- 
ter close to you all. 

Among our own members we have experienced one drawback, 
that was our lack of a house. We found this to be our greatest need. 
There have been many projects and plans on foot to secure one, and 


the goal has just been reached; we can now swing out to the pine tree 
breezes of Michigan the flag of Gold and Blue on our own housetop. 

In our Fraternity work we are making good progress; our literary 
programmes have been well rendered, and the attendance has been 
more regular than for some time past 

Our business meetings are full of stormy debates. The House of 
Commons or the Congress of the United States are nowhere in com- 
parison with what transpires nightly in our HalL Even the ghost of 
our much lamented Garfield comes out from his oaken frame to dis- 
cuss the "house question" with the bust of Shakespeare, and Milton 
from his pedestal utters a long-drawn sigh (200 years long) of regret 
that the theme "A Fraternity House " was not suggested to him before 
he wrote " Paradise Lost" 

With other Chapters here we hold a neutral relation; the Alpha 
Delta Phi men seem the most friendly. The Zeta Psi and the Chi Psi 
are good examples of the fact that money does not make a Fraternity. 
They have one or more candidates each semester for leave of absence, 
and the Faculty most willingly assent and sign their letter ad finem 

We of Delta Upsilon, twenty-two members strong, stand firmly 
together, do our duty well, come in for our share of the college and 
class ofiices, and strive to further the best interests of Delta Upsilon to 
the limit of our power. 

In the founding of new Chapters we are always willing and ready 
to assist; we like to have them "feel what we feel, see what we see " 
in Delta Upsilon to honor and to love. Toward Tufts and De Pauvo 
we extend our helping hand, and unite with De Pauw in selecting the 
best material Michigan and Indiana can produce for our Gothic cathe- 
dral — ^grand, sublime, eternal — ^the Fraternity of Delta Upsilon. 


Fred C. Clark. i 


Delta Upsilon Hall, 
Northwestern University, Evanston^ 111. 
Dear Brothers: 

The Northwestern University is at present in the most flourishing 
period of its existence. The new chair in history and political econ- 
omy has been occupied this year by the Rev. Dr. Robert D. Sheppard, 
who gives excellent satisfaction. The number of students in all de- 
partments aggregate larger this year than ever before. The Chicago 
School of Pharmacy was made a department of our University last 
summer, and has recently closed the first year of its new relations. 

"University Day" was celebrated February 2 2d, all departments 
coming together at Evanston, which is but eleven miles from 

The third term of the College of Liberal Arts has just opened with 
little or no de^^letion of numbers. The Scientific Department begins 
work this term in the new Hall of Science, which we owe to the 
generosity of some New York gentleman whose name is unknown 
to us. 

Fraternity life here is at present peaceful. Most all of the frater- 
nities have a good set of hard working men. A new one — Phi Delta 
Theta — has been introduced among us this year. 

Delta Upsilon and Phi Kappa Psi have been taking all the honors in 
prize contests this year, Delta Upsilon in each case first, and Phi Kappa 
Psi second, when any at all. In the Dunoon oratorical contest, which 
occurred March nth, Hugh D. Atchison, 'S'/, took first prize. In the 
Junior-Sophomore debate contest of April 8tfi, Columbus Bradford 
took first prize. Each of the two classes had three representatives. 
Out of the six, three were Phi Kappa Psi's, one of whom took second 
prize. Delta Upsilon had two representatives, and Sigma Chi one. 
Northwestern Chapter is composed of hard working men, as their suc- 
cess in all lines amply proves. 

While we do not make social life a specialty by any means, never- 
theless we are not a whit behind others in that regard when we do 
make an attempt in that line. Our banquet on Friday evening March 
4th, celebrating our seventh anniversary, was unquestionably the social 
event of the year in college circles at this place. Twenty-six gentle- 
men, including both active members and alumni, and one representa- 
tive from Wisconsin^ were present with their ladies. Among the toasts 


given was one of special interest by Nathan C. Miller/8i, on " Delta 
Upsilon out of College." 

We all enjoyed very much the recent visit of our General Secretary, 
Brother Fred. M. Crossett. He was attended by George I. Larash, 
'Sj, of our Chapter, as he went to establish the new Chapter at DePauw 

On the eve of Brother Crossett's final departure from Evanston for 
New York, a spread was given in honor of him in the Delta U. Hall. 
Toasts and songs, especially Crossett's famous solo and warbling, made 
up the programme. Besides nearly all the active members a number 
of our alumni were present, and an evening long to be remembered 
was passed. 

The Chicago Alumni banquet, in which our Chapter plays a promi- 
nent part, will be held at the Palmer House in Chicago early in May. 
If any Delta U.'s from elsewhere chance to be in Chicago at that time, 
they are especially invited to attend the banquet 


Columbus Bradford. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 

Columbia College, New York, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

Columbia sends most cordial greetings to all her sisters in Delta U. 

The year at Columbia is drawing to a close. We look back ove» it 
with pleasure, feeling that we have not only learned to appreciate 
more fully the fraternal bond between each other, but that we have 
drawn closer the union between our own and other Chapters of Delta U. 

At the opening of the year we had but a small representation in the 
lower classes, this being accounted for by our inexperience in rushing 
methods. But by earnest effort we have placed the Chapter on a firm 
foundation, having now two men in the Post-graduate Department, 
ten Seniors, two Juniors, four Sophomores and six Freshmen. We are 
especially proud of our Freshman delegation. Without exaggeration, 
they are the flower of the class, both from the social and intellectual point 
of view. At our first meeting of the year we resolved to take rooms in 
an apartment-house in the vicinity of the college, where the brothers 
not living at home, who would otherwise be scattered about in board- 
ing houses, could live together and form a sort of Delta U. household. 


But this required courage, for rents in New York are something 
stupendous. If we leased the apartments we could not give them up 
without discredit to the Chapter, but still we saw the necessity of an 
attractive Chapter home. If we were to have a successful year we 
should be guaranteed in leasing the apartment, otherwise a heavy bur- 
den would be thrown upon us. We took the chance and have come 
through successfully. We have a suite of eight rooms, handsomely 
fitted up in cherry and with all modem improvements. The two front 
rooms we use as a Chapter hall; next are several sleeping rooms, bath 
room, and in the rear are our dining and reading rooms and kitchen. 
We have received various appropriate lodge-room decorations from 
our fair friends. Our Chapter banner was designed and painted by 
one of the brothers, and pictures of conventions, chapter-houses and 
college buildings hang on our walls. In our reading room we have all 
of the leading magazines and reviews, college and fraternity publica- 
tions and daily papers. 

We have been the recipients of many kindly attentions from our 
brothers of the New York Chapter, and have received very substantial 
aid in our work from some of their alumni. We have also had the 
pleasure of entertaining at different times brothers from six or seven 
different Chapters. 

Our Chapter leads all the other societies at Columbia in scholar- 
ship and prizes, as will be seen later. 

Although ten of our number graduate with the outgoing class, 
four of them continue at College in post-graduate courses, and the rest 
have conceived such an affection for Delta U. that they will all retain 
their active membership in the Chapter. 

Our Chapter, as a whole and individually, is imbued with the true 
fraternity spirit. Our brothers, as a class, are neither grinds nor 
"birds." They stand well up in their classes, some of them at the 
head, yet they find time to enjoy the social benefits of College life, 
which in an institution like Columbia are to be found only in the 
Greek Letter societies. 

Mention should not be omitted here of the truly royal way in which 
a delegation from our Chapter was treated while upon a visit to Rut- 
gers, the occasion being a joint debate between the literary societies of 
the University of New York and Rutgers. We went down with a 
large number of our New York brethren and several other fraternity 


men. We were met at the depot by the Rutgers Chapter and escorted 
to their rooms. After a very enjoyable collation we marched up to 
the College Chapel, where the debate was held. The New York 
speakers won the victory, and they were all Delta U.'s. They were 
greeted with an applause that shook the dust from several worthies on 
the walls, and old Rutgers was roused in a way that it had seldom 
been before. The time remaining after the debate before the depart- 
ure of the train we spent very jovially with the Rutgers Brothers at 
their lodge rooms. We thank them for the truly royal way in which they 
treated us and hope to have the opportunity of entertaining them at 
an early day. 

We were much pleased at the establishment of the two new Chap- 
ters this year under such favorable conditions. They seem to bid fair 
to become very strong Chapters in a short time. 

An account of the musicale and reception given by the New York 
and Columbia Chapters will be found on another page. It was in 
every way successful and enjoyable. We find it pays to get the ladies 
interested, and this is one of the ways we do it. We owe many thanks 
to Brother Barstow and his enthusiastic family for their kindness on 
that occasion. 

During the year we have had a number of initiations, and we have 
sought to make these occasions as full as possible of spirit and enthu- 
siasm. The lofty aims of the Fraternity being thus often impressed on 
the members of the chapter develops in them a stronger appreciation of 
their duties and privileges. We have considerable musical ability in 
the Chapter, and the piano, violin and banjo contribute much to make 
our meetings enjoyable. It has been a great pleasure and benefit to 
us to have had so many alumni of other Chapters at our meetings 
and initiations, and we hope next year to entertain still more of them. 
We have also been greatly assisted by the advice and encouragement 
of the Executive Council in their meetings at our rooms, and have had 
a better opportunity than the other Chapters to appreciate the scop>e and 
importance of the Council work, and the necessity to the proper carry- 
ing on of the work that each Chapter should fulfill its own duties effi* 
ciently and promptly. 

Thus while we look with satisfaction on the success our Chapter 
has achieved during the past year, a success that has not come to us 
without effort, we realize that much remains yet to be done to bring it 


to that high degree of efficiency of organization which is characteristic 
of so many of the older chapters. With this aim in view we separate 
for the summer, intending to return in the fall to renewed effort that 
shall make the Chapter one of the leading branches of our Brother- 
hood, as Columbia stands one of the leaders in the American Sister- 
hood of Colleges. Fraternally yours, 

Warren E. Sammis, '87. 


A woodbine over my window creeps, 

Twining and intertwining; 
Out on the breeze its fragrance sweeps, 

When summer suns are shining. 

At eventide the shadows fall, 

Its branches gently rustle; 
It forms a nook retired from all 

The city's hum and bustle. 

Here then I sit me down at ease, 

And light my good Havana, 
With no one but myself to please, 

No Mabel, Maud, or Anna. 

But often as I sit alone 

And o'er my youth I ponder, 
The fragrance of the vine o'ergrown 

Induces me to wonder. 

For in this weary world methinks 

There must be something sweeter, 
That like the woodbine's fragrance, links 

Our lives to one another. 

Oh I would my single blessedness 

Were changed, and I were sitting. 
Instead of in my loneliness 

The moonbeams round me flitting, 

Beside a fair and lovely maid, 
That so I might entwine her, 
And take her to my heart of hearts, 
Ohl what could be diviner! 

Edward H. Brush, Columbia^ '87. 


Seldom has a Chapter been admitted to our fraternity under more 
fevorable circumstances than the De Pauw Chapter, the twenty-fourth 
star which has just been added to the Delta U.' constellation. 

The home of the Chapter is one of the oldest institutions in the 
West It has a high standing, extended curriculum, good buildings, 
desirable location, large number of students, an able faculty, and is of 
a progressive character. The financial standing is very satisfactory, and 
the recent bequest of over a million of dollars will assist greatly in 
further strengthening this excellent institution. The men who were 
initiated were not gathered hastily from the neutral men in college, 
but were members of a local organization which had been in existence 
for nearly four years, and who had fought their way by persistent effort 
and sterling worth to recognition. 

Among the seven other fraternities represented in the University 
they had secured a high standing, and were spoken of by them, the 
president, members of the faculty and the townspeople, in terms of the 
highest praise. Last year they took more honors and prize money 
than any other society, and expect to repeat their success again this 
year. With their four years of experience they have acquired a knowl- 
edge of fraternity affairs which frees them from the objection that is 
raised so strongly against admitting a body of men who have no frater- 
nity training and investing them with the privileges and responsibilities 
of carrying on a chapter. The Fraternity's strict conservatism is well 
strengthened when a Chapter is founded under such conditions as 
De Pauw. 

To our new brothers of De Pauw we extend a hearty, cordial wel- 
come, and trust that the present evidence of their prosperity may prove 
to be merely indicative of a grand and successful future. 

The Syracuse and Michigan Chapters are to be heartily congratulated 
upon their success in securing such desirable permanent Chapter 
homes. The Syracuse Chapter has purchased for $10,000 a large 
square brick house that will accommodate eighteen men and provide 


a fire-side for all its members. The Chapter is the first one to own 
and occupy a house in Syracuse University. The Michigan Chapter 
after occupying a rented house for a number of years, has bought a 
handsome structure and will henceforth dispense hospitality from 
beneath its own roof 

We are glad to see the general movement in the Fraternity at this 
time, pointing towards the acquirement of substantial chapter homes. 
It is coming to be realized more and more every day that one of 
the first requirements of a strong, successful Chapter is a house in 
which the members can be gathered together to enjoy the comforts 
of a home circle. A Chapter thus situated is strengthened in many 
ways. The members of the four classes are brought into much closer 
relations with one another and deeper ties are formed; the under-class 
men are in a position where they can have the advantage of that which 
is needed so often by younger students — the assistance, advice and 
experience of upper-class men. A better opportunity is given for the 
acquirement of knowledge of the Fraternity, and the more a man knows 
of the Fraternity, the greater his love for it . By having a house many 
things will come to the Chapter through Alumni, friends and mem- 
bers which would not otherwise be acquired. 

The Chapter-house is the keystone of the fraternity system. It is a 
cherished spot in a man's college memory round which, with its 
pictures, scrap-books, libraries, mementoes and old associations, cluster 
the fondest recollections of the happiest days of his life. Too much 
stress cannot be laid upon the fact that every Chapter of our Fraternity 
should possess a Chapter-house. 

The Camping Association, with its annual circular, calls attention 
to the fact that the spring is fast slipping away, and that the summer 
will soon be here. The association offers a pleasant opportunity to 
spend five weeks of the long vacation at its annual camp at Bolton-on- 
Lake George. That the members who attend have a most delightful 
time, no one will doubt who has ever heard a "camper" relate his 
experience and dilate upon the inexhaustible resources of Lake 

This brings to mind the question: Why can't we have a Delta U. 
Qub-house at some popular or convenient summer resort ? Surely the 
money needed for such an undertaking would be readily forthcoming, 


and the membership of the Fraternity is large enough to support such 
a club. The experiment is not an untried one, for other fraternities 
have successfully demonstrated that a fraternity club-house can be 
made a reality. 

To all who have not made their plans for the summer we com- 
mend the Lake George camp as one of the most inexpensive, pleasant, 
and enjoyable places that can be found to spend part of the summer. 
There they will find a band of jolly brothers who will welcome them 
to their hearts and share their canvas roof with them. We have 
heard it whispered too, that the young ladies at the Lake are particu- 
larly favorable to the society of college men, and especially Delta U.'s. 

Thus it will be seen that the signs are all promising, and so don't 
miss the camp of 1887. 


The Executive Council is indebted to the kindness of Brother G. 

F. Taussig, Cornelia '84, for some book-cases and stands that are of 
much service. 

The Editor of the Alumni Department complains that he has not 
received any notes for this issue from the correspondents of Wtlltams^ 
Uhton, Amhersif Broum and Michigan Chapters. 

Frederick H. Whiton, Wisconsin^ '89, will be at home during the 
summer, and will be pleased to see any Delta U. 's that may be in Madi- 
son. His address is Ladies' Hall, Madison, Wis. 

Wanted, by the Tufts Chapter, a copy of No. 2 of Vol. I of the 
Quarterly, also copies of the Annual, 1870-80, inclusive. Address 

G. F. Murdock, Librarian Tufts Chapter, College Hill, Mass. 

The Alumni Department, during the absence of Brother Eidlitz in 
Europe, will be in charge of Charles S. Eytinge, Columbia, '87, whose 
address is 326 West 51st Street, New York, N. Y. Contributions are 
earnestly requested from all. 


At a meeting of the Particular Synod of New Brunswick, held May 
3d, in Lebanon, N. J., the Rev. Ralph W. Brokaw, '74, Bu/gers, 
delivered the annual address. The Rev. Charles H. Pool, '6^, Rut- 
gers, is Stated Clerk of that Synod. 

Albert W. Ferris, M. D. , Niw York, **]%, has kindly consented to 
take charge of the Obituary Department of the Quarterly. Any one 
who can furnish him with any data concerning recently deceased 
members of the Fraternity will confer a favor by sending it to the 
Doctor at Sanford Hall, Flushing, L. L, N. Y. 

Robert J. Eidlitz, Cornell, '85, who has conducted the Alumni De- 
partment of the Quarterly so successfully for the past two years, has 
been compelled to resign owing to his departure for Germany. The 
readers of the Quarterly will miss Brother Eidlitz's careful work, and 
one and all will unite in wishing him all prosperity in his two years 

Of the late President Garfield, Williams, '56, the New York Tribune 

on May 13th, said editorially: 

*'Tbe ceremonies attend ine the unveiling of the statue of Garfield yesterday at 
Washington passed off smoouily. The President made some entirely proper re- 
marks, and Ccneral Keifer delivered a brief address, so appropriate and excellent, 
that his enemies, to their infinite disgust, will be able to find therein no chance for 
sneers or insinuations. Garfield's old comrades of the Army of the Cumberland 
have good reason to congratulate themselves at the entire success of their attempt 
to honor a great and glorious memory." 

The ninth annual meeting of the Camping Association will be held 
during the month of August at Bolton-on-Lake George. Among 
those who will be at the Lake are Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81; Mar- 
cus C. Allen, '81, Ralph W. Thomas, '83, of Madison; Charles S. 
Noyes, '80, Alexander D. Noyes, '83, and William B. Noyes, '88, of 
Amherst; Frederick M. Crossett, '84, Charles H. Roberts, '86, W. 
Francis Campbell, '87, and F. Lincoln Davis, '88, of New Fork; 
Robert S. Bickford, Harvard, '85; Chauncey B. Stone, William S. 
Baistow, Charles S. Eytinge, '87, Francis R. Temple, William J. 
Warburton, Howard F. Welsh, '90, of Columbia; Frank O. Melcher 
and Wilson L. Fairbanks, Tu/ts, '87. Circulars giving full informa- 
tion concerning the camp will be sent on application to the Secretary 
of the Executive Council, 83 Cedar street, New York, N. Y. 

Among the delegates to the General Synod of the Reformed 


(Dutch) Church, to be held at Catskill, N. Y., the first week in June, 
are the following members of Delta Upsilon: 

The Revs. Charles D. Buck, D.D., '45, and Andrew Parsons, '$8, 
of Williams; the Revs. Francis V. Van Vranken, '58, and Egbert C. 
Lawrence, '69, of Union; the Rev. Henry Ward, '62, ol Hamilion; the 
Revs. John K. Rhinehart and Henry M. Voorhees, '59, John W. 
Beardslee, D.D., '60, Nathaniel H. Van Arsdale, D.D., '62, Charles 
H. Pool, %i, James H. Bertholf, '64, Adrian Westveer, '65. John 
Hart, '69, Andrew Hageman and John H. WyckofF, '71, Ralph W. 
Brokaw, '74, Hendrick A. Hendrickson, John H. Salisbury, John P. 
Searle and Benjamin V. D. Wyckoff, '75, John E. Lyall and Peter H. 
Milliken, ''jd, Herman Hageman and Cornelius Schenck, '79, of Rut- 
gers, Thus out of 1 74 clerical delegates, primarii and secundi, our 
Fraternity furnishes twenty-four members. 

The following letters to the Editor of the Quarterly are indicative 
of the spirit and interest of the Alumni of Delta U. 

F. D. Van Wagenen, Esq., Union, '82, Fulton, N. Y.: 

*'I am delighted with your energy in Delta U. matters. Go on with the good 

Harry P. Stimson, Middlehury, '77, Cashier of the American Na- 
tional Bank of Kansas City, Mo. : 

" I am always interested in the success of the Fraternity, and am glad to do 
anything I can for it.'' 

Norton T. Horr, Esq., Cornell, '82, Cleveland, O. : 

* * Your consignment of printed and written matter in re Delta U. matters just 
received and perused. I inclose postal note in payment of Vols. IV and V of the 
Quarterly. Rest assured of my appreciation of your efforts in a noble cause, 
and, so far as possible, of my hearty co-operation." 

The Rev. Henry T. McEwen, Adelbert, '78, of New York, N. Y. : \ 

" I love the Fraternity more than ever, because the longer I am out of college 
the more do I see the amount of good it does young men. Jog me up whenever I 
am behind on the Quarterly. Of course I want it I am so busy that it is the 
only way I have of knowing what is being done." 

Henry H. Murdock, Syracuse, '85, Averill Park, N. Y. : 

<<I have subscribed for the Quarterly from the beginning, and have felt 
proud of its continued and constant prosperity. Too much cannot be said in 


praise of its present management. The Quarterly should be strongly supported 
by the Alumni. Keep the pulse beating good and strong. '* 

Cornelius W. Pendleton, Esq., Brown, '8i, of Los Angeles, Cal. : 

"The Delta U. Quarterly is always a welcome visitor, the more so by reason 
of the scarcity of its visits, and all business is laid aside until its contents are de- 
voured. It is the only means I have in this far-away region of learning the welfare, 
doings and mishaps of my former companions, and it is doubly welcome on this ac- 
count. May it always prosper." 

Alexander F. Lange, Michigan, '85, of Racine, Wis. : 

**My enthusiasm for Delta Upsilon, far from losing its undergraduate inten- 
sity, increases the more I realize how powerful a factor she has been in developing 
and building up my character. I promise therefore to carry out to the best of my 
ability all that is asked in your prospectus of Delta U. men. I inclose my subscrip- 
tion to the Quarterly, and most sincerely wish you unlimited success in the work 
of love you have undertaken." 

James W. Brown, M.D., Williams, '39, Bergen Point, N. Y. : 

'* I have just received your bill from Framingham, Mass., my summer resi- 
dence. I have resided here the past seven winters. Please always send the bill as 
soon as due. I met you at our pleasant gathering of Delta U.'*s in New York last 
winter. I am afraid that meeting has occurred again without my knowing it. I 
hope not, for at 74 years I cannot afford to lose even one meeting. I read the 
Quarterly with much pleasure, and will take Our Record and the Annual. I 
am in correspondence with Mr. Eidlitz, and will do all I can to aid our good cause. 
The Chapter at Williams is making an effort to secure a Delta U. house. I, with 
others, have promised aid in the matter, and hope the move will prove suc- 

Andrew J. Lamoureux, Cornell, '74, Editor of the Rio News, of 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, writes: 

"Your circular letter is just received, and I hasten to reply and offer you all 
the sympathy and encouragement that it is in my power to bestow. I am so far 
away, and so busily occupied, that I cannot keep as well informed regarding Delta 
U. as I would like; but I assure you the old Society is not forgotten. It fills one of 
the warmest places in my heart, and I owe it a debt of gratitude that no service of 
mine will ever repay. I would gladly aid you in your work if it were in my power 
to do so, and if I can pick up anything in the way of news I will certainly send it 
on. The information regarding my present address is inclosed herewith, as is also 
my subscription for the Quarterly and Record, And I need not say, my dear 
Crossett, that I shall be gald to hear from you if there is anything further that I can 
do for Delta U." 


The Columbia and Nav York Chapters gave a Reception and 
Musicale on April 26th at the residence of Brother Barstow, 289 
Washington avenue, Brooklyn. The following musical programme 
vas effectively rendered and very kindly received. 


1. Fraternity Song—** We're a Band of Fellow Students," 


2. Piano Solo —** Nocturne," - - - H. A, WoUenhaupt. 


3. College Song— "Fol-de-RoI," . . - - 


4. Violin Solo— «*Capuleti and Men techi,** - - - BelHm. 


5. Solo — "Alonzo and Imogen,** .... Coweli* 

Mr. BR VAX. 

6. Warble — •* I see my Love,** . - - - - 



7. College Song— *• Jacques Fumeur,** 


5. ZrTHER Solo— "Bavarian Polka,** - - . . 


9. Solo— S. F. P. C. T. A., - . - - . CkUdi, 


10. College Song — ** Solomon Levi,** . . . 


11. Piano Solo— «* The Tempest,** . - - . 


12. Fraternity Song— *• My Delta U,** . - - 


After the conclusion of this programme dancing was in order, and 
it was not till quite a late hour that the jolly company reluctantly 
separated. Ten of the brothers, including the four guests from Lehigh 
and RuigerSj found their way over to the rooms in 51st Street and 
there spent the night, or rather the remainder of it 


Brother Bryan's humorous solos met with great favor from the 

The large parlors were appropriately decorated. The arch between 
them was hung with blue and gold, in the center a large gilt mono- 
gram, and the banners of the two Chapters on either side. The 
beautiful banner of the Columbia Chapter was designed and painted 
by Brother Barstow and presented on this evening. The large mono- 
gram was made and given to the Chapter by Brother G. F. Taussig^ 
Cornell, '84. 

Below is an account taken from the New York World, 

A Musicale was given last Taesday evening at the residence of Mr. W. S. 
Barstow, No. 289 Washington avenue, Brooklyn, by the New York University 
and Columbia College Chapters of the Delta Upsilon College Fraternity. About 
sixty- five guests were present, many of them from New York, Orange, Montclair, 
Huntington, Tarrytown, New Brunswick, N. J., and Bethlehem, Pa. The diver- 
sified programme proved very enjoyable, and consisted of zither, piano, and violin 
solos, college and fraternity songs by the New York University and Columbia Col- 
lege Quartettes, and humorous selections by the various members. Dancinp, with 
the aid of Professor Wilson's orchestra, followed until i o'clock, when refreshments 
were served, and after this pleasant interruption dancing was resumed and con- 
tinued until a late hour. Among those present were Mi.>s Bertha Macy, Miss Reid, 
Miss Marion Mount, Miss Perry, Miss Bernd, Miss Susie Powelson, Miss Erhart, 
Miss Daly, Miss Tarleton, Miss Mildred Ey tinge. Miss Barstow, Miss Waterman, 
Miss Sammis, Miss Estelle Stone, Miss Williams, Miss Pfizer, C. H. Roberts, L. D. 
White, Jr., C. S. Eytinge, F. M. Crossett, C. H. Lellman, H. W. and E. H. Brush,^ 
H. Turner, W. J.Warburton, A D.Wolfe, Professor Nelson G. McCrea, E. Van Dyck, 
C. Eidlitz, J. H. Bryan, W. F. Campbell, F. L. Davis, F. D. Temple. W. S. Bar- 
stow, G. G. Saxe, Jr., W. E. Sammis, C. B. Stone, W. Gaston, F. J. Sagendorph, 
of Rutgers College ; E. and O. M. Eidlitz, of Cornell University ; R. M. Dravo, 
J. M. Howard, and C. P. PoUak, of Lehigh University, and many others. The 
Reception Committee were Messrs. F. Melvin Crossett, C. H. Roberts, W. Frank 
Campbell, of the University of New York, and William S. Barstow and C. Seabury 
Eytinge, of Columbia College. 


The Fourth Annual Banquet of the New England Club of Delta 
Upsilon took place at Young's Hotel, Boston, on Tuesday evening, 
March ist The members, with lady friends, began to assemble about 
five o'clock, and passed a pleasant hour in renewing old friendships 


and in forming new acquaintances. The President of the Association, 
Professor E. Benjamin Andrews, Bronm, '70, then called the meeting to 
order, and William V. Kellen, Esq., Brown, '72, reported a brief con- 
stitution, which was unanimously adopted. The time for succeeding 
banquets was fixed for the first Tuesday in March. 

After the election of officers for the coming year, the company 
marched' to the spacious banquet hall, where ample justice was done to 
one of Young's famous menus. Professor Andrews presided most 
gracefully as toast-master, and kept the company in constant good 
humor by his witty introductory speeches. 

The Rev. Dr. William Elliot Griffis, Rutgers, '69, delivered a 
stirring address. He said that Delta U. had always been to him the 
stimulus to all that was best and noblest in college life. The influence 
of the Fraternity is for good in a physical, mental, and moral way. 
Two educating influences are at work in a college: one is the influence 
of books, and the other is the influence of associates and environments, 
and in no way can the latter be better secured than through member- 
ship in Delta Upsilon. At the conclusion of his speech he called for 
three cheers for Delta U., and they were given with a will. 

Professor Borden P. Bowne, LL.D., New York University, '71, 
spoke on the subject of metaphysics. He claimed that the great work 
of education is to lead men to resort to the world of ideas for their 
inspiration, instead of to lower incentives. 

The Rev. Benjamin A. Greene, Brown, '72, responded for the 
ladies, and said he was strongly in favor of continuing the custom of 
inviting ladies to the annual banquet. 

The toast-master then called upon Dr. David Thayer, Union, '40, 
referring to him as one of the youngest members present, and asking 
him to unfold the secret of perennial youth, which he seemed so well 
to understand. 

Henry Randall Waite, Ph.D., Hamilton, '68, spoke of the need of 
training young men to grapple with the economic problems of the 

William V. Kellen, Esq., Brown, '72, favored the company with 
an original Delta U. song, and was enthusiastically encored. 

The following members responded for their chapters: Wilson L. 
Fairbanks, Tu/is, '87; Bertram C. Henry, Harvard, *^6', Frank & 


Dietrich, Brown, '87; George C. Ford, Adelhert, '84 ; and Arthur C. 
Stanard, Michigan^ '84. 

It was generally remarked that while the speeches of the elder mem- 
bers were full of valuable thoughts and loyalty to Delta U. , yet the 
younger members fairly outshone them in the wit and repartee so ac- 
ceptable in after dinner speeches. 

Fifteen chapters were represented: Harvard, Brown, Tufts, Mari- 
etta, Cornell, Syracuse^ Adelbert, Amherst, New Fork, Michigan, 
Rutgers, Hamilton, Middlehury, Coliy and Union. The total number 
present was 102, about forty of whom were ladies. A party of twenty- 
five Alumni and Undergraduates, with ladies, came from Providence, 
while the Harvard zxA Tufts Chapters turned out in force. One of the 
Tufis men was heard to remark that this was the sixth banquet he had 
attended since becoming a Delta U. last October, and he was now 
more thoroughly convinced than ever that he had joined the right 

Many inquiries were made for Brothers Crossett and Eidlitz and 
other prominent New York Delta U. 's who were with us at last year's 
banquet and at the Tufts initiation in December. We all regretted 
their absence exceedingly. 

The toast-master paid a glowing tribute to the memory of Colonel 
Benjamin A. Willis, Union, '61, who was with us last year, and whose 
stirring words and magnetic presence filled us all with renewed enthu- 
siasm for Delta U. 

The success of this, as well as of former meetings of the club, was 
largely due to the indefatigable efforts of our popular Secretary, George 
F. Bean, Esq., Brown, '81; and the members showed their apprecia- 
tion of his services by giving him a hearty vote of thanks. 

The following officers were elected for the ensuing year. President, 
Henry Randall Waite, Ph.D., Hamilton, '68; Vice-President, The Rev. 
Benjamin A. Greene, Brown, '72; Secretary and Treasurer, George F. 
Bean, Esq., Brown, '81; Executive Committee, John M. Potter, 
Brown, '74 ; Edwin R. Utley, Amherst, '85 ; A. C. Stanard, Michigan, 
'84; William F. Osgood, Harvard^ '86; Charies B. Wheelock, Esq., 
Cornea 76; Curtis G. Farwell, Ph.D., Middlehury, '76; John C. Ryder, 
Colby, '82. R. S. B. 



At the "Lit" supper of March 24th, John T. Baxter, '87, acted 
as toastmaster, and Ellis J. Thomas, '88, responded to the toast 
** Horoscope of Williams Weekly," The Weekly^ commenting on the 
supper, said: "The toasts were exceptionally good, and the introduc- 
tions by Mr. Baxter, as toast-master, quite sustained that gentleman's 
reputation for wit " 

At the recent Literary election, Messrs. Herbert M. Allen, '88, and 
Henry D. Wild, '88, were elected members of the editorial board for 
the coming year. 

Preliminary Commencement appointments were received recently 
by Archie F. McAllaster and William Goodyear. 

Delta U. is represented on the staff of the Williams Weekly by Ellis 
J. Thomas, '88, Editor-in-chief; W. A. Glen, '88, Business Manager, 
and John F. Fitschen, Jr., '89. 

At the opening of the term the Williams Chapter was strengthened 
by the initiation of two new men from '88, Hamilton F. Allen, of 
Chicago, 111., and W. A. Glen, of Lyons, N. Y. 

In the Junior preliminary ** moonlight" speaking, Herbert M. 
Allen, Ellis J. Thomas and Charles A. Williams participated. In the 
Sophomore contest Edward A. Johnson and John F. Fitschen, Jr. Mr. 
Thomas was chosen to speak at the final contest at Commencement 

Oliver S. Brown is playing center field on the college nine this 

At the regular class elections Hanford W. Edson, '90, was elected 
Treasurer of the Class. 

John T. Baxter is " Librar}' Orator "on Class-day, and William R. 
Broughton, Jr., is on the Committee of Arrangements. 


Two of the three prizes for winter orations were taken by Delta U. 
John G. Peck, '87, who took the Head prize, and Frank H. Robson, 
'87, who took the Pruyne Medal, were the successful competitors. 
But once before (in 1873) has a single society taken two out of 
three of these prizes, and then, too, the distinction fell upon Delta U. 


Of the Commencement Officers we have the following: Orator of 
Gass^ay, Andrew H. Scott; Chairman General Committee, Frank P. 
Severance; Member Ball Committee, Harry P. Woley; Chairman In- 
vitation Committee,. Henry D. Hopkins; Historian, Frank H. Robson; 
Member Music Committee, John G. Peck, thus every one of our 
Seniors being represented. 


All Rochester University is again awaiting the appointment for 
Senior and Sophomore exhibitions. We are sure of being well repre- 
sented. Although not quite so many as usual will attain the honor 
list, yet those who are to be appointed have more than usual oratorical 
ability, and Delta Upsilon therefore expects her full quota in the line 
of prize medals, etc. 

The abolishment by the Faculty of the prize systems in the three 
lower classes has of course done away with the sharp competition 
which has formerly contributed to the excitement in that quarter. The 
only prizes left are the oratorical prizes of the Senior and Sophomore 
exhibitions and three or four endowed prizes in the Senior year. The 
system of honor work substituted in its place has proved very satisfac- 
tory, and, so far as can be learned, no one cares to revert to the wear 
and tear of rival societies for the paltry sums of fifteen, twenty-five and 
thirty dollars. 

The "rushing" season has fairly commenced, and a number of the 
other societies have pledged several men. Delta Upsilon's outlook is 
good; in fact at no time in several years have so many men been 
assured us thus early in the spring, and with those whom we have 
already pledged we are more than satisfied. 

Our Chapter Glee Club, of which mention was made in our last 
issue, has just received an invitation to the banquet of the State Board 
of Underwriters, to be given in connection with their convention held 
in this city about the middle of April. This is a decided compliment 
to the Glee Club, which, as usual, will by diligent preparation make 
itself more than welcome. When the Chapter formed the Club it had 
little idea of the value of the step taken. We now unanimously con- 
sider the Glee Club as the best card we have played in some time. 

The Ball Club of our University, which gained such an unenviable 
reputation in its contest with the Cornell Club not long ago, is making 


desperate attempts at a resurrection. There has been considerable 
shaking among the dry bones, but nine desirable men are more than 
our bone-yard seems at present calculated to supply. Our standing in 
base-ball circles has been far from desirable, and it is to be doubted if 
any improvement in that direction is likely to occur. 

The athletic spirit is almost extinct among the students. Last year 
the field day was quite successful and bids fair to be this year, but 
aside from this we are devoid of athletics, with the possible exception 
of the muscular development experienced in ploughing through the 
snows on the college campus in winter. 

A change for the better, however, is sure to occur soon, and before 
many years, under better circumstances, we hope, as a University, to 
attain at least a reasonable rank among college athletes. Our greatest 
lack at present, is a gymnasium. A good building, well-furnished for 
this purpose, would be the greatest boon possible just at this time. 
Nearly every other demand has been met, but here we still lack. 

Our Chapter was pained, but not surprised, a short time ago by 
learning of the death of our Brother, Fred Lincoln Cody, of '86. 
Brother Cody was obliged to leave for home early in the spring 
of 1886. He traveled considerably for his health, but no improve- 
ment was the result After a slow consumption he passed away 
among his friends at home. We mourn his loss, and remember him 
with thoughts of the days when he was with us. 


William P. Merrill, '87, is one of the N. J. State Committee of 
the Y. M. C. A. W. Armitage Beardslee, '88, begins this term his 
duties as Targum editor; he serves one year. Sherman G. Pitt, '88, 
is President of Philo for this term. Clarence G. Scudder, '89, is 
Librarian of Peitho. 

Byron Cummings, '89, Assistant Librarian of the College, is hard 
at work cataloguing the fine library which P. Vanderbilt Spader 
recently presented to the college. 

We have five men pledged in the graduating class of the Rutgers 
Grammar School. . 

Our Chapter greatly enjoyed meeting our New York and Columbia 
Brothers on the night of the intercollegiate debate. It will long be 


remembered by RuigerSy and we hope to have more of such meetings 
in the future. 

Sherman G. Pitt, Charles S. Wyckoff, Ferdinand S. Wilson, Oscar 
M. Voorhees, and William B. Tompkins will represent Delta U. at 
Junior Exhibition; making five out of the eight speakers. 


The first week in April was the date for handing in prize essa3rs. 
There are six prizes, and we have five men who are competing. We 
are sure of two prizes, and there is a probability that we will have 
three. The announcements will not be made till June. Several of 
oar men will enter the prize examinations in Greek, mathematics and 

William F. Langworthy, '87, and George W. Douglass, '88, are 
filling a vacancy caused by the resignation of the Greek Professor in 
Colgate Academy. Each has one class. 

William F. Rowe, '87, accompanied Dr. Andrews, of the Faculty, 
on a recent lecturing tour. 

Philip Payne, '88, delivered the address at the Junior celebration 
of Washington's birthday. 

Frank A. Broady, '89, and George A. Broady, '89, have left col- 
lege. Frank A. Broady was married in March to Miss Minnie Lay, 
of Albany, and is at present engaged in the insurance business in New 

Creighton R. Story, '89, has left college for this term. He is 
preaching in Michigan. 


Delta U. at Cornell is having great success in the line of oratory. 
Two of the four contestants for the Woodford Prize, the greatest honor 
given by the University, are Delta U. men. Kappa Alpha and Thfta 
Delta Chi each have one. George M. Marshall, '^j, and Albert R. 
Warner, '^j, are the men on whom we pin our faith. 

Charles W. Horr, Jr., '^7, resigned from the editorship of the Sun 
at the close of last term, and Edward B. Barnes, '88, was chosen by 
the Board to fill the vacancy. The following is clipped from the Era, 
the weekly publication of the University: 

We coDgratulate Editor Barnes upon his well-deserved promotion. Under his 
faithful guidance the Sun can but continue to shine with the accustomed brilliancy 
of its present volume. 


George M. Marshall, *S'j, who spent some days during the spring 
vacation with the Amherst and afterward with the Harvard brethren, 
was very much pleased with his visits. As he expresses it, he was 
"treated as a white man should be treated by white men." 

Charles W. Horr, Jr., '87, who visited Lehigh on his return from 
the Convention of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association at New 
York, was quite as enthusiastic over his reception by the ex-baby 
Chapter, as was Marshall over his by Amherst and Harvard, 

George J. Tansey, '88, took a leading part in a play given by the 
dramatic association last term. 

Delta U. took a good part in the literary exercises at the under- 
class banquets. At the Sophomore banquet, Bryant H, Blood de- 
livered the Prophecy in a happy manner, while I^onard C. Crouch 
responded to a toast for Brother Arthur M. Curtis, who was unable 
to go. 

At the Freshman banquet, Henry S. Foskett responded to the 
most important toast in the best manner possible. In fact it was 
pronounced the greatest thing of the evening. 

Charles W. Horr, Jr., ^Zq, the University's greatest sprinter, is in 
active training for the games of the New York State Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association at Syracuse on May 25th, and for the Mott 
Haven games on May 29th. 

The Juniors in railroad engineering elected James H. Edwards, 
'88, as a Captain in field-work for the ensuing term. 


At the elections of the Senior Class, which were held a short time 
ago, George W. Kennedy was chosen Orator for Class Day; DeWitt S. 
Hooker, Prophet; and Walter S. Eaton was elected a member of the 
Executive Committee. 

The quarters which were occupied by our Boarding Club before 
we moved into our Chapter-house have been secured by the Chapter 
of Psi Upsilon to be used for Club purposes. 

Edward E. Hill, '88, who has been engaged in teaching for the 
last two terms at Lysander, N. Y., has returned to college, and is now 
pursuing his studies with his class. 

Ancil D. Mills, '88, has charge of the shipping department of a 
large manufacturing establishment in Canada. 


Smith T. Ford, Madison, '78, who is now Pastor of the Central 
Baptist Church of this city, is building a residence near the University. 
He favors the boys with an occasional call. 

John S. Bovingdon, '87, was elected President of the State Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Association at its last annual meeting. Arrange- 
ments are about completed for the State field-day, which is to be held 
in this city May 25 th. The contest is expected to be rife between 
some of the stronger colleges of the association. 

On the evening of March 9th, a number of Delta U.'s with ladies 
made a trip to Belle Isle. A concert of college songs, interspersed 
with humorous recitations, was fendered in the M. E. Church to a 
large and appreciative audience, and a general good time was enjoyed 
by all who spent the evening in this jolly company. 


Fred. C Osbom, Syracuse, '85, made us a pleasant call a short 
time ago. He is State agent for Ginn & Co. , of Chicago. He finds 
us "up to the standard," and says our valiant Alumni teaching 
throughout the State are '* way up." 

Brothers Drake, '85, Sherzer, '86, Carman, '84, Bishop, '79, and 
Jenks, '78, have recently made us calls. We are always glad to see 
the boys. 

Fred. M. Crossett, New York, '84, has been West, and now he 
wants to know when we are coming East. Next convention, 
'* Freddy." 

We have purchased what is know as the Ashley property here, and 
are going to have a genuine Delta U. H ouse next year and forever 
more. It is a large and roomy house and well located in the nicest 
part of the city. We have been congratulated on our success. We 
expect to have twelve men live in it next year and keep things nice. 
Doors always open and beds to spare if any stray Delta U. comes 
this way. It was through the diligent efforts of Brothers Arthur W. 
Burnett (now Professor in the University) and Elmer E. Clark, '88, 
that this bargain was secured. 

From the Coldwater Republican we note that Frederick H. Lever- 
idge and Charles U. Champion have been elected President and Cap- 
tain respectively of the Coldwater Star Bicycle Club, which at present 
numbers fifteen members. 


From the Michigan Argonaut vrt clip the following: **Fred. C. 
Qark spent a portion of the week preceding vacation at Green- 
castle, Ind., where, in connection with representatives of Delta Upsilon 
from New Fork and Northwestern^ the 24th Chapter of that Fraternity 
was organized in De Pauw University." 

You would be surprised to know the number of Presidents our 
Fraternity furnishes to the various organizations represented here; 
Clarence B}Tnes, '87, President of Delta Upsilon; Elmer E. Clark, 
88, ex-President; Fred. C. Clark, '88, President Junior Class; Philip 
R. Whitman, '89, President of Unity Club; E. B. Perry, '89, President 
of Chequamegon Orchestra, and also President of Young People's 
Association of the Congregational Church; Charles U. Champion, '88, 
ex-President of the Freshman Class; Frederick H. Leveridge, '89, 
President of the Cold Water Bicycle Club. 

Brother Benedict, '87, is with us again. He spent the first half of 
the college year studying medicine in Buffalo, N. Y. , but now comes 
back to the University of Michigan to graduate with '87. 

This year brings the semi-centennial of the University. We expect 
many of our Alumni to be present with us. Clyde V. Nafe, '89, has 
been elected Vice-President of the Lecture Board for the coming year. 
He will be, by all odds, the most influential and active member of the 


Ambrose P. Winston, '87, is President of the University Christian 
Association, and has been elected Presenter of Portrait on Qass-day. 

William W. Strickland, '87, has received a Commencement ap- 
pointment, and is Treasurer of his Class. 

Brothers Polleys and Selway, of '88, are in the Glee Club. 
Edward Kremers was President of the German Literary SocietyJ last 

Rodney H. True, '89, has been elected as one of the editors of the 
Annual to be published by his Class, and is also Secretary of the 
Natural History Qub. 

We have recently initiated Frank J. Drake, Monroe, Wis., Class 
of '90. 

The Junior Annual has come from the press, and we shalFsoon 
send out some copies of it to our sister chapters. 


We enjoyed the visit of the Fraternity General Secretary, Fred. M. 
Crossett, New Fork, '84, exceedingly. He stirred up our enthusiasm 
very much, and made us all feel very deeply how great a privilege we 
were enjoying as members of Delta Upsilon. He helped us in our 
campaigning, and by conference and advice aided us greatly in our 
other Fraternity work. 


Since our last writing there has been one noteworthy occurrence, 
namely, the reception which the Lehigh Chapter gave us. In accord- 
ance with the invitation, one Friday evening found our whole Chapter 
at Bethlehem, where we were received after the manner of prodigals, 
and escorted to a fine suite of rooms on Main street We were not 
allowed to remain there but a short time, for we were soon con- 
ducted to a large restaurant, where we found tables groaning for relief, 
and we relieved them right gallantly, being led in the assault by our 
worthy Editor-in-Chief, Fred. Crossett, who had come down from 
New York "to take it in." 

Then followed the feast of intellectual viands, part of which we 
were compelled to forego because the 12.40 train would not wait. 
We came back convinced that if Delta U. has as good sons in other 
places as at Lehigh University, we are indeed in a family worthy of 
our pride. 

The Commencement honors have not yet been awarded, except for 
the Class Day officers. This is one of the most interesting features of 
Commencement at Lafayette, and Delta U. performs her part through 
Henry T. Beatty, as Poet, and Robert J. Rankin, Mantle Orator. 


• William S. Barstow, '87, gives the English Oration at Commence- 


Leonard D. White, Jr., '87, is Chairman of the Commencement 

Committee. Harry T. Slosson, '89, is Secretary of the Sophomore 

Gass. Francis R. Temple, '90, is Secretary of the '90 Shakespeare 

Society and Vice-President of the '90 Chess Club. 

William J. Warburton, '90, is one* of the editors of the Columbia 

Maurice G. Gennert, '87, has been elected the most faithful and 


deserving student of the graduating class, and has received a tutorial 

Leonard D.White, Jr., '87, and Edwin H. Snyder, '87, have received 
elections to Phi Beta Kappa. William Gasten, '87, was elected at 
the end of last year. 

Robert Goeller, '88, has been Secretary during the present year of 
the '88 Chapter of the Shakspeare Society, and has been elected Presi- 
dent for the ensuing year. 

William Gasten gives the Latin Poem at Commencement This is 
the second honor in the Class. 

William S. Barstow, '87, Danford N. B. Sturgis, '89, and Howard 
F. Welsh, '90, are members of the Columbia College Canoe Club. 

The names of those initiated since the last issue of the Quarterly 
are Henry Brown Turner, Jr. , '89, New York City; Maurice Gottlieb 
Gennert, '8y, Jersey City, N. J.; Wilbur Irving FoUett, '90, New York 
City; Huntington Wolcott Merchant, '90, Astoria, N. Y.; Howard 
Farrington Welsh, '90, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Benjamin A. Cunningham and John M. Howard have Commence- 
ment appointments. 

Otway O. Terrell, '87, has been elected Banner Orator. 

Benjamin A. Cunningham, 'S'/, has been elected Captain of the 
Senior Base-ball team. He is also Captain of the University nine. 
William Jennings is Captain of the Freshman Base-ball team. Joseph 
W. Stone is the manager of the team. 

John M. Howard, '87, will represent us on the Lacrosse team. 

On the evening of February i8th we were visited by our Lafayette 
Brothers in a body. Our Committeee on Arrangements, Messrs. 
Howard, Parker and Piatt, decided that the Executive Council should 
be represented at this reunion, and accordingly invited Brothers Cros.. 
sett, New Yorky*%\^ and O. M. Eidlitz, Cornell, '81. Brother Eidlitz 
was unfortunately unable to come. 

We carried our guests first to our Chapter rooms, and spent an hour 
in conversation, interspersed with songs. Then we adjourned in a body 
to Fatzinger's restaurant. Brother Cunningham, '%t^ acted as toast- 
master. Brother Ruddle, '86, who was to have officiated, being detained 
at the last moment The sapper was like the rest of our Delta U. 


affairs, first-class, and the toasts were splendid, especially the poem by 
the coming poet of the Fraternity, Brother H. T. Beatty, Lafayette^ '87. 
You have read it in the Quarterly. 

We want a good many more Delta U. reunions here. They stir 
up so much life in us. 

Our New York visitors remained with us two days, and we then 
had our first buck at the New York whist team. They conquered, but 
wait till next time. 

We had the pleasure of a visit from Brother Charles W. Horr, Jr. , 
Cornell, '87, on his way back from the Inter-collegiate meeting in New 
York. We wish he had stayed longer, but we hope to have him with 
us again in May. 

If any Delta U.'s are in our neighborhood, don't fail to let us 
know. We promise all a warm welcome. 

TUFTS college. 

Frank W. Durkee, '^^^ is playing third base on the college team. 
His work in batting, base-running and fielding is universally com- 

William B. Eddy, '89, and Burdett H. Loomis, '89, have been ap- 
pointed competitors in the prize reading and declamation which takes 
place June 7th. 

Wilson L Fairbanks, '87, Harry W. Hayes, '87, and Frank O. 
Melcher, '87, have been appointed Commencement speakers. The 
final rank is as yet undetermined. The only other faction represented 
in the courses outside of the Divinity School is Zeta Psi, which, with 
a particularly strong delegation in *^*]^ has secured four Commence- 
ment parts. 

At the supper of '87 in Young's Hotel, February 7th, Wilson L. 
Fairbanks responded to the toast, "Our Progress," and Frank O. 
Melcher to the toast, "Athletics." 

Alva E. Snow, '%^, is the representative of Delta U. in the Class 
Day Committee. 

Clarence F. French, '88, wrote the class history of '88 for the 

Since the establishment of the Chapter we have added two men 
from '90 to our ranks, William Crocker Snow, of Ottawa, 111., and Willis 


Fuller Sewall, of Livermore Falls, Me. We feel sure we have thereby 
secured men who will do us credit both now and hereafter. 

Several of our men attended the banquet of the New England 
Club, March ist, and thoroughly enjoyed the meeting with other 
Brothers, the toasts, the songs, the eatables, etc. 

Frank 0. Melcher,'87, and William L. Fairbanks, '87, attended the 
meeting of editors of New England college papers held at Young's 
Hotel, February 2 2d, for the purpose of forming a permanent associa- 
tion. Brother Melcher served on the committee appointed to draft a 
constitution, and Brother Fairbanks responded to the toast ''The 
Origin of the Association," at the banquet after the business meeting. 

Regarding the Crimson item concerning the Chapter library, we can 
only say the advisability of forming a library was never discussed, but 
was admitted at once. A committee of three was appointed to take 
action as was deemed necessary. A nearly complete file of the college 
paper has been obtained, and we are anxious to get more, especially 
in the line of Fraternity publications. Any contributions from other 
Chapters or from individual brethren would be very acceptable. 



A maid demurely shook her head, 
'* No, no, indeed, Til never wed, 
I've always said so too, you know, 
I'll never wed for weal or woe. " 

And she was lovely, graceful, fair, 
** Poor fellow," thought I, " have a care, 
This girl may some time wed, 'tis true, 
But certainly it won't be you. " 


He left her sadly, with a sigh, 
Swiftly the months and years went by. 
At length Fate let them meet once more, 
He found her fairer than before. 

For passing years had left their trace 
A softened light shone in her face, 
Now, all mature, her beauty rare, 
Made him pronounce her more than fair. 

" I scarcely thought to find thee free," 
He lightly said, ''for all agree 
That one so fair, and one so true. 
Is seldom found, is one of few." 

Again she quiet shook her head, 
*' Oh no, I think I'll never wed; 
But if I should, faithful I'd go 
With him I loved through weal and woe." 

" Oh dearest ! I have loved thee true. 
At last I've come thy love to sue. 
Darling, I'll live and work for thee. 
For thou art all in all to me." 

Gracefully she bowed her lovely head. 
And whispered, ** Only thee Til wed, 
I'll ever love thee, ever go. 
Through life with thee for weal or woe." 

"But hold," he says, in sportive way, 
"You'll never wed, I heard you say." 
" We never change in heart, you'll find, 
Though oft," she said, " we change in mind." 

George G. Saxe, Jr., Columbia, '87. 

%ti 'IBfiittttotisittt* 


AMHERST, '70. 

Whereas, God, in the workings of his Divine Providence, has seen 
fit to call from the labors of this earth our Brother, the Rev. W. S. 
Rowland, of the Class of 1870; therefore be it 

Resolved, That, while we bow in submission to the Divine will, we, 
the Amherst Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, express the sense 
of our loss in the death of one who was ever a faithful member of the 
Fraternity, a man of exalted Christian character, and a most earnest 
worker for fourteen years as a foreign missionary. 

Resolved, That we extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of 
the deceased, and a copy be inserted in our Fraternity and college 
publications. Edwin H. Whitehill, *%^, 

William R Notes, '88, 
Elmer H. Copeland, '89, 
In behalf of the Amherst Chapter of Delta Upsilon. 


AMHERST, '80. 

Whereas, The sad intelligence has reached us of the death of our 
Brother, Fred A. Gaylord, of the Class of 1880; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we, the Amherst Chapter of the Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity, express our recognition of him as a faithful brother, a man 
of most brilliant promise and most earnest character, and also our loss 
in his early death. 

Resolved, That to the family of our Brother we extend our most 
heartfelt sympathy in the hour of their bereavement 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of 
the deceased, and a copy be inserted in our Fraternity and college 
publications. Euwm H. Whitehill, '^y, 

William B. Noyes, '88. 
Elmer H. Copeland, '89, 
In behalf of the Amherst Chapter of Delta Upsilon. 




Whereas, God, in his inscrutable wisdom, has seen fit to remove 
from this life our Brother, Fred Lincoln Cody, of the Class of '86, who 
had so recently departed from active life among us; and 

Whereas, It is our desire to express the grief which we feel at his 
death; therefore, be it 

Resolved^ That in the death of Brother Cody the Rochester Chapter 
of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity has lost an enthusiastic and sympa- 
thetic brother, whose manly character and exemplary Christian life 
were always an inspiration to those among whom he mingled; and 
further be it 

Resohed, That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his afflicted 
£imily and friends, and commend them to the consoling watchful care 
of the loving Father who has thus bereaved them; also, be it 

Resolved, That our Fraternity badges be draped for thirty days; 
that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the sorrowing femily, and 
that they be printed in the Rochester Campus and the Delta Upsilon 
Quarterly. William C. Wilcox, 

Walter R. Betteridge, 
Charles E. Burr, 
In behalf of the Rochester Chapter of Delta Upsilon, . 


CORNELL, '82. 

Following closely enough upon the sad death of Lieutenant Will- 
iam M. Metcalfe, Nevo Fork,*j4, came the painful tidings of the death 
of Lieutenant Seward Mott. 

Lieutenant Mott was born August 21, 186 1, in Mechanicsville, N. 
Y. At the age of seven years he removed to Bouckville, N. Y., which 
has since been his home. He was prepared for college at the Colgate 
Academy in Bouckville, and entered Cornell University a member of 
the Class of '82. 

At the end of his Sophomore year he left the University to enter 
the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, to which he had received 
an appointment. He was graduated in 1886, and received his com- 
mission as Second Lieutenant in July. 


He was immediaXely assigned with his command (the Tenth 
Cavalry) to service under General Miles at the San Carlos Reservation, 

So efficient and useful had Lieutenant Mott proved, that he was 
retained by the General when his troop was ordered from San Carlos. 

The particulars of his sad death are given by his class-mate at 
West Point, Lieutenant B. F. Fowler, who is stationed in Arizona. 

Lieutenant Mott was in charge of several bands of Apache and 
Yuma Indians at the San Carlos agency, assisting the agent, Captain 
Pierce, in the division of lands, and superintending those who were 
constructing a system of local irrigation, as well as those who were 
teaching the Indians to sow wheat 

An Indian was directed to take a piece of land and work it Upon 
his refusal, he was arrested and confined in the guard-house by order 
of Lieutenant Mott A son of this Indian, having ascertained the ^t 
of his father's imprisonment, rode up to Lieutenant Mott and his head 
farmer, Frank Porter, dismounted, drew a revolver and said in the 
Apache language: **The white chief is not good. Why did you put 
my father in the guard-house ? " This was not understood by the white 
men; and, receiving no answer, the Indian began firing at the Lieu- 
tenant and Porter. They were accustomed to go without arms, to 
promote the confidence of the Indians. Porter fied, and Lieutenant 
Mott, having controlled his frightened horse, dismounted and ap- 
proached the Indian, who continued to fire at him, reloading his 
revolver when emptied. The Lieutenant, being severely wounded, was 
obliged to turn and fiee. Porter meanwhile having procured a pistol 
from some Indians a few hundred yards distant, returned and fired 
upon the assassin who, in turn, fied. 

Mott and Porter, both wounded, mounted horses and galloped 
back to the agency, not attempting to retaliate, because thus they 
would be in jeopardy while riding through a mile and a half of Indian 
camps between the farm and the agency. Upon examination it was 
found that one of the Lieutenant's three wounds was mortal, and he 
died at 2 o'clock p.m. on the same day, March 10, 1887. His body 
was brought to his former home by his father and Lieutenant 

At the funeral obsequies large numbers of his friends were present 
A delegation fi-om the Madison Chapter of the Fraternity was in attend- 


ance, as well as his class-mates, Lieutenants Reese and Potter, of Wil- 
let's Point, N. Y, A large portrait of the Lieutenant in full uniform 
hung behind the pulpit of the church in which the service was held, 
and a profusion of flowers and plants, placed by loving hands^ formed 
a background for the oaken casket covered with the stars and stripes. 
The music was furnished by a quartette from Madison University. 
The interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery at Hamilton, N. Y. 

Comrades and class-mates unite in paying tribute to the sterling 
qualities of mind and heart which characterized Lieutenant Mott 
Frank, generous and unselfish, he had bound to himself hosts of 
friends. Courteous, manly and kind, he had won golden opinions 
from his acquaintances and associates. 

Before him lay apparently a career of brilliancy; a career in which 
rapid promotion seemed certain, as a result of his ambition, industry, 
efficiency and rare social qualities; a career which would have been 
remarkable for its manliness and usefulness. What wonder then that 
a whole community was plunged into grief when that little funeral 
cortege reached the end of its journey from San Carlos, bearing the 
body of one who, on the very threshold of an honored life, lay stricken 
to death by an Apache bullet, and summoned to answer the roll-call 
above. A. W. F. 


On the 1 6th of January there occurred in Ann Arbor, Mich., the 
death of Professor Edward Olney, an honorary member of our beloved 
Fraternity; a man known by his literary work and by his sterling 
qualities, perhaps above any other Professor in the University of 

On the 20th the funeral services were held in University Hall. 
At 1.45 o'clock the body was placed in state in the lower corridor, 
and in a short time the public were passing in. At 2.45 the proces- 
sion of students, with the Michigan Chapter of Delta U. at the head, 
marched into the hall. 

The exercise consisted in ** A Brief Sketch of Dr. Olney's Life," by 
the Rev. Dr. Haskell, of the Baptist Church; "His Professorship at 
Kalamazoo College," by President Brooks, of Kalamazoo; and " His 
Connection with the University of Michigan," by President Angell. 


To the grave the Michigan Chapter acted as guard of honor to the 
remains. We feel deeply our loss, for in him we had one to whom we 
could point as a living, acting representative of the principles of 
Delta U. 

The following resolutions have been passed by the Chapter: 

Whereas, In the death of Edward Olney, DelU U. has lost an 
honored and beloved brother; be it 

Resohed, That we bear witness to the veneration in which our 
Chapter held him, as a friend indeed, and one ever willing and ready 
to help us with kind words; 

Resohed, That we recognize in the purity and beauty of his life, 
and in the true greatness of his character, an example that will ever 
work with us for truth; 

Resotved, That these resolutions be published in the Fraternity 
Quarterly, and a copy be sent to his bereaved family. 

Paul V. Perry, 

Philip R. Whitman, 

Clyde V. Nafe, 

In behalf o/ihe Michigan Chapter of Delta K 

Harvard, ''^d. 

By the death of our brother, Selwyn Lewis Harding, the Harvard 
Chapter has lost from its alumni one of their most promising members. 
His genial disposition and his high intellectual attainments gained for 
him the love and respect of all that knew him, but more especially of 
us that knew him best. 

His standing as a scholar is shown by the fact that he gained a 
Bowdoin Prize, an election to Phi Beta Kappa, honors in physics on 
graduation, and the degree of A. B., summa cum laude. The original 
work in electricity that he did in preparation of his honor thesis was 
so successful, that it was deemed worthy of publication. 

Though a thorough student, he did not neglect those social duties 
that form so important a part of college life, but which are too apt to 
be slighted by those whose primary aim is a sound education, and we 
recall with pleasure his faithfulness to the interests of his Fraternity at 
times when colle^^e work was peculiarly pressing. 


To his afflicted hmily we extend onr heartfelt sympathy. Theirs 
is a loss of which time can only make them the more conscious; and 
yet we feel that the memory of so noble and generous a life is a sacred 
possession, and one that cannot but elevate and ennoble the lives of 
those that loved him best. William Fogg Osgood, 

Myron Wallace Richardson, 
Joseph Newell Palmer, 
In behalf of the Harvard Chapter of Delta U. 

"Selwyn Lewis Harding, A.B. (1886), died at his home in Cam- 
bridge yesterday morning, after a short illness. He was a young man 
of g^eat ability, and his class and the college suffer a heavy loss in his 
death. He was fitted for college at the Boston Latin School, from 
which he was graduated with great credit, winning one of the coveted 
Franklin Medals for excellence in scholarship. His college course 
was marked by the same application, and he received his degree of 
A.B., summa cum laude, 

"His many friends will be deeply pained at the announcement of 
his sudden death." — Harvard Crimson, January 8, 1887. 


The pale moon cast her silvery light, 
Filling the scene with a luster bright, 
Chasing weird shadows through ghostly night. 

Over a churchyard old. 
In silence her chariot crossed the sky. 
Leading her starry array on high. 
Mourning, perchance, for those who must lie 

There in that tear-sown mold. 

Away in the distance stretched a plain, 
Rolling unbroken, a billowy main. 
Heaving and swaying with tossing grain, 

Moved by the Zephyr's breath. 
Beyond, in the moonlight, poplars tall, 
Pillars of verdure in Nature's hall, 
Fringed the horizon in sadness, all 

Brooding o'er chilling death. 


As slowly the calm moon sunk to rest, 
Hiding her face in the boundless west, 
Drooping her head 'neath the poplars' crest, 

Wrapped in her shroud so cold. 
The last sad ray from her dying lamp, 
Piercing the foliage thick and damp, 
Fell on a tomb in that ghastly camp 

Down in the churchyard old. 

An instant resting, it died away. 
Straightway uprose from its prison of clay. 
Summoned from sleep by that magic ray, 

Silent, a sheeted form. 
In sorrow gazing over the dead. 
Low on the stone that marked its dark bed, 
Weeping it stood, then, raising its head, 

Vanished in cloud away. 

The tempest passed with a rushing whirl. 
Leaving the heavens once more to unfurl 
Sweetly its banner o'er-studded with pearl. 
Brought from the realms of night 
The specter came not again; the tomb 
Stands undisturbed, and the poplars loom 
Still in the distance, but through the gloom 
Come shafts of morning light 

HiRAH H. Bice, 

Hamilton^ '89. 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennial 
Catalogue published 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 of this department* 
Charles S. Eytinge, 326 West 51st street, New York, N. Y. 


'51. The Rev. Francis Fenelon Ford, who died at Kansas City, 
Mo., January 26, 1886, remembered his Alma Mater in his will by 
making Hamilton College the residuary legatee of his estate, in case 
of the death without issue of his only child, Marcus Clisbe Ford. The 
estate is estimated at about two hundred thousand dollars. 

Of Brother Ford the Hamilton Literary Monthly says: 

** Mr. Ford*s positive strength of character was never questioned by those who 
knew him intimately. His mind was both logical and analytical. Add to these 
qualities keenness of insight, with a conscientious love of the truth^ and the result 
was a man who never rested until he had gone to the bottom of his subject, and 
never feared to stand by his conclusions and convictions. In college he was a 
faith^ exemplary student with no ambition for class distinctions. His real de- 
velopment began after leaving college, and each new acquisition in knowledge be- 
came the food for increasing strength and intellectual power." 

'57. The Sunday School of the Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Pierson's 
Bethany Church at Philadelphia, has a membership of about three 
thousand, and is supposed to be the largest Presbyterian Sunday 
School in the country, if not in the world. 

'58. "The Rev. Dr. Albert Erdmann, of Morristown, N. J., ex- 
changed pulpits with the Rev. Dr. Howard Crosby yesterday, and took for the 
text of his morning discourse the words found in the eighth verse of the third chap- 
ter of Philippians: * The excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord.* The 
meaning of this, he said, would be more plain if it read: ' The superiority of the 
wisdom of Christ Jesus, my Lord.' Dr. Erdmann said in concluding: 

** There is an insect, so scientists tell us, that lives at the bottom of stagnant 
pools. It is blind and deaf and has no limbs except a projection from its mouth. 
Down in the slime and filth it works its way until it comes in contact with the root 
of some flag. This it pierces with its projection, and entering the root works its 
way up inside of the flag until it reaches the surface of the pool. Here it makes its 
way to the daylight, and as soon as it greets the sun it sends forth four beautiful 


wings and becomes one of nature's most beautiful works. Imagine this insect at the 
bottom of the pool to be endowed with a brain. Could it ever dream of the outside 
world above it ? Of the warmth and light and beauty of the world over it ? Just 
so are those who refuse to come into a knowledge of Jesus— who reject Him. But 
we who believe in Him, blessed be His name, are like the perfected insect, for we 
are made in His image and see Him as He is. May the time soon come when aJl 
shall have that knowledge which comes from God to us through His Son, Jesus 
Christ."— New York Trilmne, March 21, 1887. 

'69. Prof. Francis M. Burdick delivered the annual address before 
the Oneida Historical Society, January 11, 1887. The topic was " Is 
Local History Worth Studying ? " 

Professor Burdick has lately been called to a chair in the Law 
School of Cornell University. Commenting editorially upon his elec- 
tion, the Utica Herald says: 

*'The new law school is to be congratulated upon this selection. Professor 
Burdick is a conscientious student, and makes himself master of his subject He 
possesses a clear, accurate, analytic mind, and not only sees plainly himself, but has 
the tact of showing others how to see plainly the matter presented. He delights in 
the scientific phrases of the law, in its history and its foundations, while he has also 
an apt appreciation of its practical application. His reading is broad and his scholar- 
ship thorough in the fields into which law leads, and with which it is connected. 
For the position to which he is now summoned he has the admirable quality of the 
gift of teaching. He inspires the pupil and enlists heartily in his work, shows him 
how to help himself, and starts him in real scholarship.'* 

Professor Burdick will enter upon his new duties in September, 
1887, and his address from that date will be Ithaca, N. Y. 

'70. The Sunshine for March, 1887, contains an article on "The 

First Magnitude Stars," by Henry C. Maine, editor of the Rochester, 

N. Y. , Democrat and Chronicle, in which the color, size, and brilliancy 

of some of the most remarkable of the fixed stars is discussed in a very 

interesting manner. 

'74. **The Rev. Edgar A. Enos, M.A., about whom there was a 
heated newspaper controversy concerning church ceremonial, has been called by a 
unanimous vote to the rectorship of St. Paul's Church, Troy, N.Y., to succeed the 
late distinguished Francis Harrison, S. T. D. Mr. Enos is a graduate of Hamilton 
College and the New York Theological Seminary. At one time he was Professor 
of Mathematics and Latin in the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, and 
later Professor of History and Elocution in the Hasbrouck Institute, Jersey City. 
He took holy orders in the diocese of New York, being ordained deacon in old St 
Paul's, and priest in the Church of the Transfiguration by Bishop Horatio Potter. 
His first services in orders were in connection with the Church of the Heavenly 
Rest, Fifth avenue and Forty- filth street. New York, then under the rectorship of 


the Rer. Dr. Howland. Since that time he has successively been minister in charge 
of All Saints, Larchmont Manor, a chapel of ease in the Parish of St. Thomas at 
Mamaroneck; rector of Christ Church at Towanda, Central Pennsylvania; and 
rector of St. John's at Bridgeport. For four years he was Secretary of the Convoca- 
tion of Scranton, which includes the cities of Scranton and Wilkesbarre. 

**Mr. Enos has written a history of the intercollegiate contest movement for 
a contest in scholarship and oratory, and a series of letters, literary and critical, 
under the nom dt plume ol Alcibiades Damask. St. Paul's Church, Troy, includes a 
church, a rectory, two chapels, a memorial house, a school for boys and a sister- 
hood. Daily services are maintained throughout the year. There is a surpliced 
choir of sixty men and boys. The revenues of St. PauPs for the last twenty-five 
years, according to the treasurer's report just published, amount to nearly half a 
miUion of doUars."— New York World, 

'76. The Rev. Charles G. Matteson has accepted a call to the 
Presbyterian Church in Oneonta, N. Y. 

'77. Professor George Griffith, of the Normal School at New 
Paltz, N. Y., is President of the New York State Teachers' Association. 

'80. The Rev. Orson L. White has entered upon a pastorate in 
Skaneateles, N. Y. 

'81. The Rev. Edson C. Dayton is pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church at Dickinson, la. 

'82-'84. Lowell C. Smith is one of the Commencement orators at 
Auburn Theological Seminary. Charles F. Porter, '84, also has an 

'84. The Rev. Joseph A. Adair has accepted a call to a church in 

East Sioux City, la., having been graduated from Lane Theological 



'48. The Rev. William Franklin Millikan, the first presiding 
officer of the Western Reserve Chapter, was bom May 8, 1823, at 
Windham, O. , and fitted for college at the Windham Academy. He 
received the degree A.B. from Western Reserve College in 1848, and 
A.M. in 185 1. 

He was pastor of the Presbyterian Church, at Avon, O., 1851-53; at 
Ruggles, O., 1853-56; at Maumee, O., in 1857; at Mesopotamia and 
Farmington, O., 1858-68; at Rome and Orwell, O., 1868-71; at 
Lenox and JeiSerson, O., 1871-73; at Dresden, O., 1873-78; at Chili, 
N. Y., 1878-82; at Tuscarora and Union Corners, N. Y., 1882-84. 
Since 1884 he has been engaged in tract work and is now situated at 
Carlyle, Kansas. 


During the war he was Captain of Company G, S6th Regiment 
O. S. V. 

'49* The Rev. Daniel Vrooman was missionary in China from 
1851-78. From 1878-82 he labored among Chinese in Australia, 
and since 1882 has been Chinese interpreter in United States Coarts 
in San Francisco, Cal. From 1868-70 he was United States inter- 
preter at Canton, China, and for nine months of that time, Vice- 

'56. Whittlesey Adams is now local representative in Warren, 
Trumbull County, O., for eighteen of the leading American fire in- 
surance companies. 

'66. The Rev. Herbert A. Ketchum recently became pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church at Urbana, O. He was chosen chaplain 
of the 3d Regiment O. N. G. on March i, 1887. 

'72. The Rev. Lyman E. Hanna is now preaching at Butte City, 

^Tj, Will Dodge is engaged in the stock raising business at New 
Lyme, O. 

'80. James B. Harrington's present address is 1 1 5 Temple Court, 
New YorL 

'82. Frank De Morris Catlin, who is practicing law at Montrose, 
Colorado, is now Councilman and acting Mayor of that City. 

'84. Arthur C. Ludlow will be installed pastor of Miles Park Pres- 
byterian Church, Newburgh, O., on May 17th. 

'86. The Rev. William A. Knight is preaching at Columbus, O. 


'57. Principal William J, Corthell, of the Gorham, Me., State Nor- 
mal School, responded to the toast, ''The Teacher," at the recent 
Colby Alumni meeting at Portland, Me. 

'62. Colonel Zemro A. Smith, of the Boston Journal^ was elected 
President of the Colby Alumni Association of Boston, Mass. , at the 
Annual Reunion, held at the Revere House on February 24th. 
Brother Smith was engaged to deliver the Memorial Day address at 
Oldtown, Me. 

'63. The Rev, Charles M. Emery has resigned the pastorate of the 
Baptist Church at Freeport, Me. 


'79. Professor William E. Morang was lately elected president of 
Roger Williams University at Nashville, Tenn. 

'79. Allen P. Soule has been appointed to a position as superin- 
tendent of the Boston branch of a New York publishing house. 

'81. The Rev. Fred M. Preble of Windsor, Vt, has accepted a 
call to the pastorate of the Alleghany Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., 
and has entered upon his new duties. 

'83. George W. Smith is to be one of the four speakers at the ap- 
proaching commencement of the Albany Law School. 

'83. Bom in Denver, Colo., January 3d, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry 
Trowbridge, a daughter. 

'84. Herbert M. Lord, of the Rockland Courier-Gazette, made an 
able address in response to the toast '*The Journalist," at the recent 
meeting of the Colby Alumni Association of Portland, Me. Brother 
Lord delivers the address at Rockland, Me. , on Memorial Day. 

'84. Alfred Irving Thayer graduated May 14th, from the New 
York Homoeopathic Medical College. Brother Thayer is at present 
practicing his profession at 5 1 6 Broad street, Newark, N. J. 

'85. Herbert G. Mank, who took part of his college course at 
Colby, is attending the Yale Theological School. • 

'86. Seldom B. Overlock is attending the Brunswick, Me., Medical 

'86. Horatio Ross Dunham is stopping for the present in Water- 
ville. Me., the home of Mrs. Dunham. 

'86. John F. Bickmore, who was for two years a member of the 
class of '86, has opened an oflSce at 107 Wall street. New York, 
N. Y. 

'86. From the Augusta, Me., New Age for March 2 5th, we extract 
the following sketch of the political career of Randall J. Condon, the 
youngest member of the Legislature of Maine: 

** Mr. Condon is but 24 years old, and this was his first term in the House, and 
yet he has made a record so honorable to himself and his constituents, that any 
member, of whatever age and experience, might well be proud of it. Constant in 
attendance and applying himself closely to the business before the House, he has 
taken an active and leading part in the discussion of all the important measxures of 
the session, proving himself a ready and sensible debater, with a breadth of under- 
standing and knowledge of affairs rarely possessed by one of his years. 

*' Twice during the session Mr. Condon rose to the successful leadership of the 
House. January 25th he introduced and carried through the House his retaliatory 


resolutions on the Fisheries dispute — ^to the efiect that, if the Dominion government, 
disregarding the comity of nations, shall continue to vex and harass our fishermen, 
denying them the rights of hospitality in Canadian ports, then, * the Legislatoie of 
Maine now in session favors retaliatory legislation by Congress, to the extent, if 
need be, of denying to Canadian vessels in American ports the right to purchase 
supplies, and, further, the exclusion of all Canadian products, by land or sea,' from 
the United States, ' until such offensive legislation, interpretation of existing treaties 
and violation of national comity, shall have been withdrawn and discontinued.* 

*' Mr. Condon supported his resolution in a manly speech which carried the 
House. On his motion the vote was taken by rising, and the resolutions were 
adopted unanimously. 

** But Mr. Condon achieved his greatest'success in carrying through the House 
his Lobster Bill, framed in the interest of the fishermen. All the legislation of the 
State had been in the interest of the canners. The canners, backed by a powerful 
lobby, opposed the Condon bill, and they had enlisted on their side most of the 
leading men of the House. The bill was kept back until the last day but one of 
the session, when the disposition was to kill everything. Wiswell, of Ellsworth, led 
the opposition to the bill in one of his ablest and most elegant efforts, and was 
followed by Wakefield, Small and others. Condon replied in a speech so clear and 
convincing, that he carried the House with him by a good round majority, and 
was warmly congratulated on his victory. The bill is now the law of the State, 
and a most important one to the fishermen of our coast'* 


'58. Thomas Dransfield was among the speakers at the twenty- 
ninth annual meeting of the Monroe County Sunday School Associa- 
tion. Brother Dransfield, who is very actively and successfully engaged 
in Sunday School work, was also elected treasurer of the Associa- 

'63. Jacob A. Hoekstra was made one of the secretaries of the 
Democratic Convention held in the City Hall, Rochester, February 
II, 1887. 

'64. The Hon. Sereno E. Payne was recently in the city. 

'66. The Hon. Alexander B. Lamberton, President of the Flour 
City Club, entertained the members in the new club house, Friday, 
February 25 th, immediately following their shooting match on Miller's 
Flats. Brother Lamberton has recently sold out his interest in the 
Sunday Morning Herald of this city. 

'68. Emil Kuechling, of the Executive Board of this city, was in 
New York on Tuesday, March 1 5th, for the purpose of conferring with 
the officials of the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburgh Railway in 
regard to the Vincent place crossing. 


'69. William E. Wayte, son of the late Deacon Wayte of this city, 
and Secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Gennan- 
town, Philadelphia, was in the city early in February. While here he 
attended the meeting of the College Y. M. C. A. on Friday evening, 
February nth, and &vored the students with an interesting talk. 

'71. Woolsey C. Simpson in a course of lectures before the stu- 
dents of Ottawa College, Ottawa, Kansas, recently spoke on ''Dangers 
Ahead," pointing out the evils and dangers now existing in the coun- 
try, and giving hints as to the methods of avoiding them. 

'71. The Rev. Jacob A. Freiday, after nine years among the 
Chinese Shans of Bhamo, Upper Burmah, is in this country for a 
needed rest Mail in care of the Baptist Mission Rooms, Tremont 
Temple, Boston, Mass., will reach him. From the Rochester Demo- 
crcU and Chronicle of March 4th, we quote the following : 

** Before a deeply interested audience at the chapel of the Rochester Theological 
Seminary, the Rev. J. A. Freiday, of the Shan Mission, Burmah, last evening de- 
tailed his experience of ten years among the heathen who inhabit the extreme 
western section of China. It was an experience, shared by his wife, fraught with 
many dangers and great trials, and while not as fruitful in the object which brought 
it jibout, was nevertheless productive of quite encouraging results, in that the founda- 
tion has been laid in that field for a great missionary work. 

'* Mr. and Mrs. Freiday left the United States for their field of labor in July, 
1877. They found the Shans of the boundary section between Burmah and China, 
numbering about three million people, made up of a very low order of beings. The 
inhabitants received them with great distrust, as they were the Brst Cauca-^ians to 
visit that section, and for a long time regarded them as spies sent there to make maps 
of the country for the purpose of a British invasion. Two years were spent in 
learning the language of the people, and even then they were scarcely able to be- 
come acquainted with them, so suspicious were the people. Finally, Mr. and Mrs. 
Freiday resolved to study medicine, hoping that by treating the physical ailments of 
the people, who from their filthy habits are afflicted to quite an extent with skin 
diseases, they would be able to dispel the distrust the Shans entertained toward them> 
They sent for the requisite books and medicines, and in due time found that their 
plan worked admirably. In one year they treated about four thousand people. 
But they were unable to make much headway in Christianizing them, so firmly 
rooted are they in their heathen religion. 

«*The Rev. and Mrs. Freiday returned to the United States, after a" ten years 
absence, a short time ago, and he arrived in Rochester yesterday. On Wednesday 
next Mr. Freiday delivers an address at Springfield, Mass., upon matters relating to 
his missionary labors. Mrs. Freiday is at Washington, interesting the ladies of that 
city in the Shan Mission. Both will return to Bhamo the coming fall. The 
climate of that place, by its mountainous character, Mr. Freiday describes as being 
very healthful." 


A large compartment dwelling, commonly described in Rangoon as 
*' Coolie Barracks," belonging to Brother Freiday, was burned to the 
ground during a great fire that took place in that town last February. 
Brother Freiday's other two homes in a neighboring block were in 
danger but escaped. The news comes to us through Brother Frank 
D. Phinney, '78, who is a resident of the same place. 

'72. Solomon Wile played the Doctor in the comedy "Animal 
Magnetism" presented by the Young Folks' Club of the Unitarian 
Church in the church parlors, February 2 2d and 24th. This was the 
same part taken by Charles Dickens in a company under his manage- 
ment in 1850. 

'77. Adelbert Cronise, of this city, was on Friday, February 4th, 
admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. 

'78. Frank D. Phinney, Superintendent of the American Baptist 
Mission. Press, and Mission Treasurer of the Burmah Mission of the 
American Baptist Mission Union, compiled the English and Burmese 
half of a Burmese Pocket Dictionary lately published by the Mission 
Press at Rangoon, Burmah. 

'82. The Rev. Augustine S. Carman sent a reply to a challenge in 
the Examiner of March 1 7th for a plain prose translation of an obscure 
passage in Browning's recently published volume of poems, entitled 
" Parleyings with Certain People of Importance in their Day." Brother 
Carman, who is Pastor of the Third Baptist Church of Cincinnati, has 
received one hundred new members into his church within the past 
fifteen months. In addition to his work as Pastor, he is Chairman of 
the Committee of Fields of Labor of the City Mission Union, Secretary 
of a weekly Pastors' conference, and Chairman of the Committee having 
charge of the Baptist Sunday School Work of the State gf Ohio. 

*^l, Walter Rauschenbusch likewise sent a translation in reply to 
the above challenge. 

'83. Frank W. Foote, Principal of the Memorial School, Cawn- 
pore, India, furnished for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, of 
March 30th, a highly interesting account of the "Queen's Jubilee," as 
recently celebrated in India. 

'84. Charles F. Pratt was recently in the city visiting friends. 
'85. Henry C. Cooper and James Ross Lynch, are both pursuing 
their studies at the Theological Seminary. At the same time Brother 


Cooper is serving as Pastor of Lyell Avenue Mission and Brother Lynch 
holds a similar position in the Eighth Ward Mission. 

'S6. Edward T. Parsons is with the Sherwin-Williams Paint Com- 
pany, of Cleveland, Chicago, and New York. He is to be addressed 
at 241 Jackson street, Chicago, III. 


'59. Dr. George E. Lane, now located at Ludlow, Vt, is one of 
the most successful physicians in Windsor County. 

'60. The Rev. Edward P. Wild, of Newport, Vt, has received a 
call to Manchester, Vt. 

'64. Br. Charles E. Prentiss, of Middlebury, Vt, is in the firm 
of H. E. Smith & Co., dealers in hardware and agricultural imple- 

'68. Professor Edwin H. Higley, of Groton, Mass., was elected 

President of the Middlebury College Alumni Association of Boston and 

vicinity at its last meeting in March. 

'69. The * * Rev. Rufus C. Flagg, of Fair Haven, is preaching a series 
of Sunday morning sermons on the Seven Sacraments of the Home, that is : The 
Daily Meal, Family Prayers, The Evening Lamp, The Birthday, Marriage Day, 
Sick Chamber, and Death-bed." — 7^ Congregationalist. 

'76. Professor Charles G. Farwell is one of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Middlebury College Alumni Association of Boston and 

'81. The Rev. James L. Barton and wife were present at a dinner 
in Kioto, Japan, given to Thomas Stevens the well known bicyclist. 

'82. The Rev. Harry P. Powers, Pastor at Little River, Kansas, 
was married shortly after his graduation from Hartford Theological 
Seminary, to Miss Cora Prior, of Sherburne, Vt. 

'82. Clarence G. Leavenworth, of Cleveland, Ohio, is East visiting 
friends at Middlebur}', Vt. 

'82. John D. Hutchinson is pursuing the profession of civil en- 
gineer at Brick Church, New Jersey. His address is 247 William street. 

'83. The Rev. George M. Rowland, who graduated from Hartford 
Theological Seminary last spring, is now engaged in missionary work 
at Okoyama, Japan. 

'84. Elmer P. Miller, who is studying at the General Theological 
Seminary, is to be addressed at 409 West 20th street. New York City. 


'84. Robert J. Barton has been obliged to give up his studies at 
Hartford Theological Seminary on account of ill health. He expects 
to re-enter in the fall one class later. 


'60. The Rev. J. Hagaman, of Hagaman's Mills, N. Y., has ac- 
<:epted a call to the Reformed Church at St Thomas, West Indies. 

'60. The Rev. Egbert Winter, of Grand Rapids, Mich. , is among 
the Delegates to the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church 
in America. 

'62. The Rev. William Henry Vroom, formerly of High Falls, 
N. Y., was installed Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church at Para- 
mus, N. J., on April 5th. The Rev. Edward Lodewick, Rutgers, '69, 
and the Rev. Peter H. Milliken, Rutgers, '7^* assisted in the services. 

'64. The Rev. Thomas W. Jones, of Holland, Mich., is one of the 
Delegates to the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in 

*66. The Rev. Peter V. Van Buskirk's address at present is 
Gravesend, L. I., N. Y. 

'75. The Rev. Hendrick A Hendrickson, of Schodack Landing, 
N. Y. , has received a call from the Reformed Church of Pella, la. 

'79. Seaman Miller, Esq., has changed his business address from 
18 Exchange Place to 120 Broadway (Equitable Building), New 
York, N. Y. 

'79. The Rev. Cornelius Schenck, of Manayunk, Pa., Pastor of 
the Fourth Reformed Dutch Church, " under whose ministry the church 
has greatly prospered, has declined the urgent call presented him by 
the Reformed Church of Warwick, Orange County, N. Y. " — Christian 

'80. Thomas W. Bakewell maybe addressed at no Diamond 
street, Pittsburgh, Pa. P. O. Box 1620. 

'82. The Rev. John Morrison is Pastor of the Presbyterian Church 
at San Bernardino, Cal. 

'82. The Rev. William L Chamberlain is making missionary ad- 
dresses in the Eastern churches. He delivered an earnest and stirring 
address in the Fifth Avenue Collegiate Dutch Church in this city on 
the occasion of the thirteenth anniversary of the founding of the 
Women's Board of Foreign Missions, held May loth. 


'84. The Rev. Peter S. Beekman has received a call to become 
pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church at Glenham, N. Y., whose 
pulpit he has acceptably filled as supply. 

'84. William P. Bruce graduated from Union Theological Semi- 
nary on May loth. He has accepted a call to the Greenville, N. J., 
Reformed Dutch Church. 

'84. Charles K Pattison has returned to his home in Metuchen, 
N. J., after a business trip to Chicago, by way of Montreal. 

'85. Louis A. Voorhees is taking a post-graduate course at the 


'67. The Rev. Albert M. Prentice, Pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of West Troy, on May 13th and 15th conducted exercises in 
commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the organization of the 

'69. The Rev. Edward K. Chandler, D.D., of Cambridge, Mass., 
was elected President of the Boston Minister^ Meeting at a recent 
session of the organization. 

'69. The Rev. James W. Ford, D.D., of La Grange, Ga., has re- 
ceived a call from the Second Baptist Church of Raleigh, N. C. 

'70. The Rev. William T. C. Hanna is having marked success at 
Ballston Spa, where he has been located for the past seven years. 

'72. George Thomas Dowling, D.D., in an article entitled **The 
Dead Line of Fifty" in the Examiner for March loth, discusses in an 
able and practical manner the question of ministerial decay. He be- 
lieves that under the ordinary system the average minister is worn out 
at fifty, because he has allowed his powers to be scattered by a multi- 
plicity of petty cares. 

'72. The Rev. Charles A. Piddock has resigned the pastorate of the 
Baptist Church at Middletown, Conn., and accepted the appointment 
of Superintendent of Missions, tendered him by the State Convention. 

'72. The Rev. Hugh O. Rowlands, of Elgin, 111., contributed an 
admirable sermon to the Chicago •S'Az^f^r^ of March loth. 

*7l. The Rev. Samuel H. Greene, Pastor of the Calvary Baptist 
Church, Washington, D.C., has closed a most successful year. The 
present membership is 735, 118 of whom have been received in the 
past twelve months. The Sunday School of the church, together with 


the two Mission Schools, numbers 1,512. The total amount contributed 
by the church during the past year was $14,062.09, over $2,000 of 
which was for benevolent purposes. 

'73. The Rev. Alvah S. Hobart,D.D.,of the First Baptist Church, 
Toledo, O., has recently published a catechism for use in Sunday 

'74. The Rev. John C. Allen, Pastor of the Hanson Place Baptist 
Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., recently delivered an address to young men 
on "John Wycliffe," in the lecture-room of the New York Young 
Men's Christian Association. During the past year Brother Allen has 
met with unusual success. He has added to his church about one 
hundred new members, and the church debt of forty thousand dollars 
has been paid. Brother Allen was lately married to Miss Ann Sloan 
Hopper, of Elizabeth, N. J. 

*y6. The Rev. A. Wayland Bourn is in the third year of his service 
as Pastor of the Thirty-third Street Church, New York City, and finds 
his work progressing in every department 

'76. The Rev. Charles A. Nichols is sojourning in this country for 
his health, after seven years' work among the Kanus in Bassein, Bur- 
mah. He is residing at Hamilton, N. Y. Brother Nichols recendy 
delivered to a Hamilton audience his illustrated lecture on Burmah. 
His views are from photographs made by himself and are remarkable 
for their clearness. Brother Nichols expects to return to Ba&ein in 
the fall. 

*'/'/. The Rev. Adoniram J. Walrath who became pastor of the 
Bapdst Church at Homer, N. Y. , last November, has already received 
sixty-three new members into his church, fifty-six of them by baptism. 
The seating capacity of the church is not equal to the demand, and 
plans are in progress for adding new seats in the audience room. 

'78. The Rev. Warren G. Partridge, Pastor of the Baptist Church 
at Norwich, N. Y. , has been given a three months' leave of absence, 
and expects to sail for Europe the eleventh of June. Brother Partridge 
has well earned a vacation by his faithful work. This winter he has 
baptized into his church one hundred and sixteen persons, and several 
more are awaiting the ordinance. The church debt has also been 
canceled, the whole amount, exceeding $2,000, being raised in a 
single day. 

'81. The Rev. Charles F. Hahn, of the Vail Avenue Church, 


Troy, has succeeded in raising the chutch debt of $2,500. His church 
is in a flourishing condition, and many new members have been 

'S4. Theodore B. Caldwell has received and accepted a call from 
the Fifth Baptist Church of Milwaukee^ Wis. He is tct begin his 
work on the first Sunday in July. 

'84. Duey L. Martin graduates from the Theological Seminary in 
June. He has accepted a call to the pastorate of the Baptist Church 
in Castile, N. Y. 

'84. The Rev. Edward O. Smith, pastor-elect of the Baptist 
Church at Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wis., was ordained 
May 5th. 

'85. Thomas C. Ely will be graduated in April from the Philadel- 
phia Medical School. 

'85. John G. Festersonwas married on the 31st of March to Miss 
Partridge, of Hamilton, N. Y. 

'86. Warren A. Clapp sails for Europe June nth, on the steamer 
Ems, to spend the summer in travel. 


'70. The Hon. Theodore B. Comstock, of the University of Illinois, 
in a paper recently read before the Illinois Society of Engineers and 
Surveyors, said that gaseous fuel was a necessity if the State is to com- 
pete in manufactures with her neighbors, and that, if it must be piped 
from abroad, the sooner the fact was ascertained the better. He 
thought, however, in the vicinity of La Salle, Champaign, and Urbana 
Counties, the desired conditions exist He had found gas at Sidney, 
in Champaign County, at a depth of 365 feet, the pressure increasing 
on boring deeper. 

Brother Comstock was made Secretary of the Geological Section of 
the American Association at its last meeting. 

'72. The Rev. George F. Breed will shortly enter upon the rector- 
ship of the flourishing St John's Protestant Episcopal Church in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. He comes from Asbury Park, N. J., and enters one 
of the pioneer parishes of the Long Island Diocese, which in its old 
age has strongly renewed its youth. 

'74. Andrew J. Lamoureux, editor of the Rio News, is to be ad- 
dressed at 79 Rua Sete de Setembro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 


'74. Dr. John C. Branner, Professor of Geology in the University 
of Indiana, has been appointed Director of the State Geological 
Survey of Arkansas at a salary of 13,500. When, at the last meeting 
of the Legislature of that State, a bill was passed providing for the 
survey, the Governor asked the Director of the U. S. Geological Survey 
to nominate a suitable person for the position of chief geologist, a 
council of the leading members of the survey was called, and Professor 
Branner was unanimouEly selected for the place, nominated, appointed 
by the Governor, and duly confirmed. 

'75. The Hon. Charles S. Harmon, attomey-at-Iaw, is to be ad- 
dressed at the First National Bank Building, Chicago, 111. 

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The Lllld Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held with the Rutgers 
Chapter, at New Brunswick, N. J., October 26, 27, 28, 1887. 

The officers are: 

Honorary President - Judge Stephen J. Field, Williams, '37. 

Active President - - Seaman Miller, Esq., Ruigers, ^79. 

First Vice-President - Caleb B. Frye, Colby, '80. 

Second Vice-President - Edward M Bassett, Amherst, *84. 

Third Vice-President Sherman G. Pitt, Rutgers, *88. 

Secretary .... Oscar M. Voorhees, Rutgers, '88. 

Treasurer .... John W. Van Doorn, Adelbert, '89. 

Orator William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69. 

Alternate ... Professor J. Frank Genung, Ufdon, ^70. 

Poet ..... Homer Greene, Esq., 6^^011, ^76. 

Historian .... Henry A. Peck, Syracuse, ^85. 

Chaplain .... Rrv. John P. Sbarle, Rutgers, '75. 


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V0I.V. JULY, 1887. No. 4 


Society life in every college must of necessity conform in a certain 
degree to the customs of the institutions in which the Chapter is 
situated. Probably nowhere, Harvard possibly excepted, is this more 
strikingly exemplified than in the peculiar manner of life of the several 
Chapters of the various Fraternities at Columbia College. 

To the uninitiated the name is a misnomer, and many a man has 
gone through his entire course without either understanding the object 
of their existence, or feeling the efiect of their influence. Fraternities 
as bodies are but little recognized in college politics, consequently 
"deals," with the frequently attendant evils of disagreements, between 
fraternities are very rare. Besides this, the attention bestowed upon 
the fraternities by the college officers, and by the college at large, is 
small, thereby leading the outsider to believe that the part played by 
these organizations in college life is unimportant Perhaps to this, 
more than to anything else, is due the difficulty of convincing men in 
the upper classes of the correctness of the fraternity idea and the 
advantages of the fraternity system, in consequence of which many 
valuable men pass through college without having connected them- 
selves with any of the various chapters. 


In contrast to all this is what we may call the real domestic life of 
the chapters. There all is heartiness and good-will, and a generous 
rivalry among the members as to who shall show the greatest devotion 
to his brotherhood, and shall contribute most in elevating it to a 
superior position. It is often noticeable, that in proportion to the 
man's former scepticism, so grows his enthusiasm upon being admitted 
to one of these chapters. He finds the life active, and the fiatemity 
occupying a much warmer place in the hearts of its members than he 
had supposed. 

The Chapters located here are for the most part pretty thorough 
types of the Fraternities to which they belong. We have the athletic 
society; the aristocratic society; the moneyed society; the jolly, con- 
vivial society; intellectual, scholarly society, etc. A brief resumS might 
not be out of place. The first Fraternity to enter Columbia was the 
Alpha Delta Phi, which planted its banner here in 1836, this being 
one of their first chapters. The Chapter became extinct after a short 
period of existence, but was re-established in 1881, and is now in a 
thriving condition. They have always maintained a high standard, 
and have an excellent Chapter in regard to both quantity and quality. 
They were followed in 1842, most naturally, by the Lambda of Psi 
Upsilon. This Chapter is large, and contains on its roll of Alumni 
many names of wealth and influence. Next follows the Delta of Delta 
Phi This Chapter has always been exclusive in its policy, and while 
at one time in good condition, has rather deteriorated of late, both as 
to numbers and quality. In the same year the Delta Pd Fraternity 
was founded at Columbia. This is one of the largest Chapters in the 
College, it having between three and four hundred names on its roll, 
among them those of many well known New York citizens. The 
undergraduate membership is also large. They possess most of the 
athletic element of the College. Their popularity however will prob- 
ably be affected for some time by the action of their Senior delegation 
during the past year, who, although numbering sixteen men, shirked 
to a great extent the payment of their share of the class expenses. In 
1848 the Omega of Phi Gamma Delta appeared. They have always 
possessed a quiet, manly set of men, and are quite strong numerically. 
It is probably one of the best Chapters of that Fraternity. The next 
in the chronological order is the Beta of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Their 
roll of membership is also very large, their undergraduate Chapter 


probably being the largest in the College. Indeed of late years they 
seem to have sacrificed a considerable degree of quality to their ambi- 
tion for quantity. 

At this point Colambia ceases to be prolific for some time. At last, 
in 1879, the Alpha of Zeta F^i appeared. They apparently have had 
no trouble, up to the present time, in keeping their numbers within the 
proper limit Money appears to be the principal requisite for member- 
ship. From i88c>-84> follow in succession three Western Fraternities, 
the Alpha of Beta TheU Pi, the Sigma of Delta Tau Delta, and the 
New York Delta of Phi Delta Theta. The career of these Chapters 
would seem to indicate that the Eastern Chapters of these Fraternities 
do not flourish. The first named, that of Beta Theta Pi, having 
exhausted its success in the School of Arts within two or three years 
after its establishment, resolved to confine itself to the School of Mines, 
from which department its few remaining members are slowly graduat- 
ing. The second of the trio, having languished several years, has 
finally become extinct with the Class of '87; and Phi Delta Theta, 
after a hard fight, is content with a scant delegation firom each of the 
classes. Theta Delta Chi has a Chapter, which is confined entirely 
to the Medical Department It is small and weak and has no 

In striking contrast to the careers of these last mentioned societies, 
stand those of the latest established Eastern Fraternities, the re-estab- 
lished Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi and our own Chapter of Delta 
Upsilon. Competing with the foremost from the start, they have each 
rapidly built themselves up, and to-day stand well in the van. 

Columbia is perhaps the hardest college in the countiy in which to 
plant and maintain an active and enthusiastic undergraduate chapter, 
and therefore the success or failure of a newly established chapter may 
be safely taken as an exponent of the character of the fraternity to 
which it belongs. From the list of the above mentioned societies are 
excluded various of the lesser lights in the fraternity world, which have 
come and gone without causing more than a passing remark. 

The curse of class societies is almost entirely unknown at Colum- 
bia, and hence there is nothing to lessen and divide the interest the 
members take in their different societies. During the year past a few 
of the neutrals and some fi^temity men revived an old Senior society, 
called the "Axe and Coffin," for the purpose, avowedly, of procuring 


the equitable distribution of offices, and presumably of reveling in the 
delights of a new secret, the ' others possibly having become stale and 
unwholesome; but the selfish intent of the plan was too evident and it 
was easily frastrated. 

It will be seen therefore that Columbia supports Chapters of an un- 
usually laige number of Fraternities, and yet there is a large neutral 
element in the two Departments, the School of Arts and School of 
Mines, from which the chapters are generally recruited The fia- 
temities have room here for a healthy growth; and while there is, of 
course, competition, it is not so sharp as in colleges where the desira- 
ble men are more limited. 


Time has touched the fateful bell. 

Still the echoes ringing; 
But to us it seems a knell, 

Sadness only bringing. 

Let us now renew the song, 

Eighty-seven, ever 
Shall our love for thee be strong, 

Though we're soon to sever. 

Four short years have quickly sped. 

Years of toil and pleasure; 
Parting words must now be said. 

Memory's lasting treasure. 

Let us still renew the song, etc. 

Somber musings fill the heart. 

College ties we sever; 
The vase is shattered as we part, 

The fragrance is forever. 

Once again renew the song, etc. 

Time has touched the golden bell, 

Sweet its notes are blended; 
Yet for us they only tell 

Golden days are ended. 

Then through life renew the song, eta 

George G. Saxe, Jr., Columbia^ '87. 


Act L 

Scene L — Fraiemify Convention, — Side door of the Fraternily Chap- 
itr^house at Madison, Ihne, 8 o* clock in the evening, 

Romeo, otherwise the Senior Delegate, is about to stealthily depart 
As he opens the door, he comes face to face with the Junior Delegate. 

Junior Delegate, — How now, my lord I Stay'st thou not by us in 
oar business meets ? 

Senior Delegate, — I — aw — have a cold of diresome force, whose 
strength I fain would nip with horehound drops. To thy untiring 
zeal I hereby leave our Chapter's interests great. Look well to them. 

Junior Delegate, — I will, my lord, and may the blessing of Provi- 
dence rest upon thy head But tarry not amid the dampness of the 
midnight air. The moon hath hid her face, and poisonous vapors 
spread themselves about (They part Senior Delegate goes down 
street, and Junior Delegate to the business meeting.) 

Senior Delegate, — ^£gad, I stopped him nice. I almost thought 
he smelled a mice. But now I'm off, and damned be he who steps 
between my Rosaline and me. But now 
To flirt or not to flirt — ^that is the question. 
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind 
To stand the gibes of my Ann Arbor fraters. 
Or to succumb to this sweet maid. 
And by a hug forget them. To flirt, to hug, 
Once more, and by a hug to quickly end 

The heart-ache and the thousand darting flames I now am heir to. 
Tis a happen chance devoutly to be wished. 
To flirt, to hug, to squeeze, perhaps to kiss; aye, there's the rub, 
For in that nectared kiss what coils 
May wrap their sinuous folds about my heart 
Must give us pause. There's the respect 
That makes calamity of my sweet life. 
For who would bear the whips and gibes of friends: 
The Senior's snub, the Sophomore's great gall. 
The pangs of despised love, the laws delay, 
The Junior's thermal fires, and all the heat 


That has full sway within his ligaments ? 

When by flirtations one may end them alL 

The only thing that pricks my gizzard now 

Is that in that undiscovered country 

From whose boume no traveler returns, 

Such things as flirtings are not known at alL 

But now my conscience doth make a coward of me. 

And this my native hue of resolution 

Is palsied with the thought of being found. 

And thus this enterprise of moment 

Doth almost lose the name of action. 

But soft, what have we here. 

The female seminary now before me spreads; 

My love's within, while I stand here without 

The thought doth drive me mad. 

My boots are full of snow, my feet feel chill; 

My teeth do chatter, and I'd like a pill. 

And yet my brow is hot; hot as the flames 

Which Vulcan's Cyclops kindle with each mom. 

Within what brazened window does the fair one sleep; 

Within what room doth her kAr form extend. 

And honor the dainty pillow that she doth press? 

The fair one told me fifth from farther end. 

That one is three, this must be five. 

Ah Rosaline 1 here stand I, panting hard, 

A short ten feet, and yet how long it is. 

That separates the embattlements from the ground. 

A rope I want, a rope or sheet. 

A sheet, a sheet, my kingdom for a sheet I 

I hereby set my life upon the cast. 

And fain would try the hazard of that climb. 

And yet how would my brothers rudely laugh at me 

Could they now see me here with quaking knee. 

But let each laugh, mysogynistic hounds. 

He jests at scars that never felt a wound. 

There she doth sleep with slumber light. 

Unless I rouse her, so she'd pass the night 

I did not tell her that I sure would come. 

love's labor lost. 347 

I merely hinted that I thought on't some. 

But how to wake thee from thy lightsome sleep, 

For slumbers light must be which thou dost keep. 

If were no snow, a pebble might I use 

To break my darling from her midnight snooze. 

How I may rouse her I may hardly tell, 

Join heart and hand, and plan like well 

There must be ways to work such simple act 

Ah ! now I have it, thanks to fertile brain. 

Providence helps him who helps himself. 

Or else what object had yon swaying elm 

In stretching ample branches towards her nest ? 

They look right strong, they needs must be 

To bear my brain, my feet, and me. 

That largest branch, which &lt the stronger seems, 

I fiun will climb. Ye stars, guide now mine feet 

My blistered hands, as hard they clasp the bark, 

Cause them to harder hold, and lose their pain. 

My bark-skinned shins, as up the tree I slide. 

Cause them to turn into tough bullock's hide. 

And tho' I may not reach yon window quite, 

111 get some ten feet nearer to my Rosaline. 

(Senior Delegate takes off his shoes, then his coat, wrapping his 
shoes tenderly in it Within his shoes he puts his necktie, cuffs and 
collar. He also turns up the bottoms of his pants, and after a mo- 
ment of prayer begins his perilous ascent of the large elm tree. About 
half way up the trunk to the first branch he pauses, exhausted, and 
thus soliloquizes.) 
To climb or slide, that is the question. 

(His soliloquy is disturbed by the town clock, which strikes one. 
He resumes.) 

Who is the daring man that rings that chestnut bell on me? 
Were I on ground, and safe below, 
A &ct or so to him I'd show. 
I feel that I am at the crisis of my life. 
If I slide down, my path with tension fed. 
Will be nought else but one dilapidated shred. 
While if I climb to loftier heights above. 


I win the prize of my fair cooing dove. 
Then up, my heart, and try the steep ascent, 
And show that by and large you're worth a cent 

(At the expense of his knuckles and the knees of his pants he 
reaches the branches and climbs out on the one towards his fair one's 
window. ) 

I may not further go, the limb is weak. 
And stout must be the limb that bears my cheek. 
Here will I pause and sing like nightingale. 
I'll sing so sweet that sure it may not fail 
To wake her gently from her slumbers slight 
And now I wonder what will be her thoughts 
When the first notes of my sweet voice 
Come tripping forth upon the midnight air. 
Like pearly raindrops in a summer shower. 
Or tinklings faint from distant cowlet's bell. 
Sure ne'er before, I say it without pride. 
Can she have heard such voice as mine. 
Cadenzas sweet, with trilling notes so fair, 
As'd mock the mock bird in his Southern lair. 
Or shall I warble like the chickadee. 
And forth my notes sound plaintively ? 
No, no I in simple note, naught else I'll try. 
To woo my Rosaline, or die. 
And now, black night, 
Thou sober-suited matron, all in black, 
Teach me to win this losing hand. 
Played for a maiden's unstained cheeks. 
And Muse of Song, entune my voice. 

{High.) O Rosaline! 
O that will never do, 'tis &r too high 1 
A lower note I now will try. 

{Lew,) O Rosaline I 
Confound my luck, that is too low, 
Somehow the liquid melody won't flow. 

{Tries agam,) O Rosaline I etc. 
(He stops, overcome with the beauty of his own music. Before he 
has time to resume, a light appears at the window.) 

love's labor lost. 34^ 

Bat soft, what light through jonder window breaks ? 
It is the east, and Rosaline is the sun. 
Arise, fair sun, and slay the envious moon. 
Who is already pale and sick with grief, 
That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she. 

(A white-robed figure raises the window.) 
See how she leans her hand upon her cheek. 
O that I were a glove upon her hand 
That I might touch that cheek I 
Wkiie-rched figure, — Och, be jabbers, what have we here? 

Romeo.— ^t, speaks. 

speak again, bright angel, for thou art 

As glorious to this night, being o'er my head. 
As is a messenger of heaven. 

White-robed female {asidi), — O, the diviL Here's a fine howdy-do; 
a )roung man come to see some young lady at the cimetary and came 
to the servants' place by mistake. I'll talk to him pretty and see if 

1 can't fool him. 

How cam'st thou hither love, and why ? 
Th^ cimetary walls are high, 
And e'en this tree methinks is hard to climb. 
Romeo, — With love's light wings did I o'er perch the walls. 
Nor walls nor trees can hold love out, 
And what my love can do, that can my love attempt 
WhUe-robed female, — If they do see thee they will murder thee. 
Romeo — Alack, there lies more peril in thine eyes 
Than twenty bulldogs' bites. 
White-robed female, — For that fair speech 
I cast thee these bouquets. 

(She throws a string of Frankfurts at him, which wind around hia 
feet At this moment the branch breaks with a crash and as his feet 
are entangled he falls, branch to branch, to the ground. He tries to 
rise and make off, but the Frankfurts act as manacles, and he falls on 
his face. Meanwhile the windows on either side are raised, and their 
occupants, taking in the situation, deluge poor Romeo with basins of 
water, stale eggs, and rotten apples, with an accuracy of aim that shows 
long training in similar cases. Senior Delegate tries to repeat a 
sonnet of Shakespeare suitable to the occasion, but a dried-up lemon 


jmt then hits him in the mouth and he forbears. He finally breaks die 
string of Frankfurts with his hands and grabbing his shoes darts over 
the lawn toward the street. Meanwhile the watchman has been 
aronsed, and Senior Delegate as he rounds the comer comes fiice to 
fiice with the hitter's immense Danish bloodhound. Without a moment's 
hesitation the Senior Delegate casts his right shoe at the dog which in- 
stantly &lb lifeless to the ground. His left shoe is thrown at the 
watchman, and though it does not hit him, a whiff of it as it rushes by 
does the work, and he Ms senseless. ) 
Senior Delegate. — ^There, take that, foul fiends, 
And may thy corpses make &st friends with crows. 

(He escapes down street) 


The early morning light is just breaking as the Senior Del^pate 
stealthily enters the hotel and tries to reach his room unobserved. As 
he enters he finds Junior Delegate awaiting him, who thus speaks. 

Good mom, my Lord, what plight are thee in. 

No coat or hat, no shoes upon thy feet, 

What mffian's nest have thy feet led thee too ? 

Or hold, thou needs't not answer, for I almost know. 

A short half hour ago a sheriff's deputy. 

Presented warrant for thy bodily distraint 

Not finding thee he made off up the town. 

Discreet now be, and thereby brave. 

A Western train will soon 6e here. 

Take thou my coat, my hat, my shoes. 

And hie thee to Ann Arbor's safer shores. 

I'll follow thee by later train, and at my leisure. 

(Senior Delegate quickly arrays himself and makes for the depot) 
There goes a man by nature right well blessed. 
But pretty girls will always prove his pest 


Delta Ufsilon Hall, 
Adslbsrt College, East Cleveland, O. 
Dear Brothers: 

Now that another College year is at an end, it seems natural that 
every Delta U. should survey the past year's history of his Fraternity, 
and more especially that he should survey the history of his own Chap- 
ter; and then with these historical data we grant that he is, to a cer- 
tain extent, capable of judging the future; or, if not just capable, that 
he is at least privileged to do so. 

In regard to the past year for the Fraternity at large, we can all 
look back upon it as exceedingly prosperous in many respects. The 
great work the Executive Council has done during the past year de- 
serves every Delta U.'s hearty approbation and thanks. Again our 
Chapter list has been rounded up to two dozen, and now we all sin- 
cerely hope that it may not fall from this desirable number. It is 
impossible to see how any of these Chapters should so far retrograde 
from their present thriving condition as to collapse within the next 
five years if the true Delta U. spirit abide with them. On the other 
hand it is a very obtrusive fact that our list could be easily aug- 
mented. But it seems that we had better let our new Chapters grow 
old before we add any more to them. We believe that it is almost a 
statistical fact with other fraternities, as well as with our own, and 
moreover a perfectly logical one, that fo^all the chapters to be "of 
age," Gve years old, say, makes a stronger, more substantial, and genu- 
ine national brotherhood than to be each year adding new ones. We 
trust that even the younger Chapters which are now within oui 
glorious Delta U., and in which the whole Fraternity takes so much 
pride^ feel the same way about this, as they can so well afford to do. 

As a representative of the Ade&ert Chapter, the writer gladly and 
truthfully asserts that Delta U. here has been unusually flourishing 
and progressive during the year, while one or two of the other frater- 
nities have deteriorated; one especially having had many set-backs, so 
that not more than three, and probably only one, of their present 
number will return next term. This unfortunate fraternity is Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 


Alpha Delta Phi has called forth the disgust of nearly all the 
students and its alumni professors^ by being over-anxious for popular- 
ity in class elections and base>ball matters. There may be one or two 
in their chapter who would have preferred to have had it otherwise, as 
they expressed themselves to outsiders; but still their apparent exertions 
did not, nor do not, alter the Chapter's attitude of hoggishness. For 
next term they number seven, but the quality is not likely to allure 
Freshmen into their midst Their men are gained mostly by point- 
ing out esteemed Alumni, which with a certain class of Freshmen has 
the desired effect. The question is often mooted among the students: 
How many such "college professor " Alumni, whose names and pres- 
ence on the Faculty they utilize in rushing, does the present Chapter 
of this Fraternity calculate on sending forth ? 

Beta Theta Pi has nine men to begin the term with. They are 
good, although their scholarship is nothing extraordinary. Delta Tau 
Delta will return five men and Phi Gamma Delta three. 

Coming back to our Chapter, we expect to return seven men: one 
Senior, three Juniors, and three Sophomores. The prospects for a 
large entering class are good. From it we have one man pledged, and 
are certain of several more. We do not desire to raise our number 
above twelve or so, since we deem this a strong and harmonious 
number in a College where there are only fifty Fraternity men to be 
divided among six Fraternities. 


James D. Corwin, '88. 

Delta Ufsilon House, 
Cornell Universitt, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Dear Brothers: 

At the close of another year. Delta U. at Cornell can report herself 
in a most flourishing condition. We now expect to return in the fall 
with more men than in recent years. With this encouragement, and 
the promise of a large entering class from which to choose new 
brothers, we hope to improve as well as enlarge our Chapter. In the 
past we have not striven to increase our membership beyond twenty 
men; but as the college grows and the classes increase by a hundred 
each year, it is quite essential that we should extend our limit 


With the opening of the next year the Chapter takes possession of 
a large and commodious house on East Hill, and but five minutes 
walk from the University. Our old block has for some time been con- 
sidered too far away, and we have only been waiting for a favorable 
opportunity to present itself in which to make our present change. 
Near the close of last term we were fortunate enough to engage this 
house, which is in every respect a desirable one. It contains ample 
accommodations for fourteen men, besides giving us a large chapter- 
hall and a general sitting-room. In the present state of Fraternity life 
at Cornell there is nothing which a Fraternity needs more than a 
Chapter-house. All the Fraternities here have houses except two, who 
occupy pleasant blocks in the city. 

Since the time of writing our last letter we have enjoyed two recep- 
tions in our rooms. The first was of a purely fraternal spirit and was 
given to our Alumni of Ithaca. The second was on May 20th, when 
we gave a much larger reception to our friends in the Faculty and 
others in the University and city. Although our present block is some- 
what inconvenient for such festivities, we managed on that occasion to 
make it quite attractive. The rooms were all thrown open and taste- 
fully decorated. By the earnest efforts of all the brothers we succeeded 
in having a very enjoyable affair. We were greatly pleased to welcome 
on that occasion some of our Alumni, and only wished that more of 
them could have been present It is hoped that this custom of once a 
year receiving our friends can be continued, as it is not only pleasant 
for the Chapter, but beneficial as well. 

We take great pleasure in welcoming to Cornell one of our own 
Alumni, Professor Edward L. Nichols, '75, who comes to take the 
Chair of Physics recently resigned by Professor Anthony. Professor 
Nichols is a loyal Fraternity man, and is heartily welcomed to our 

One of the new and attractive features of our University is the Law 
School, which opens with the next college year. There have been 
added to the Faculty three new Professors, who are to make the Law 
Faculty. One of this number. Professor Francis M. Burdick, is most 
cordially welcomed by the Cornell Chapter of Delta U. Not alone from 
him does the Chapter receive new strength from the Law School, but 
one of our '85 men is to return and make one of our number. 

The only sad feature of our return to college is to think that Pro- 


feasor Dudley '74 will not be with us. No one but a Cornell Delta U. 
can fully appreciate the interest which he took in the Fraternity as a 
Fraternity, and the special sympathy which he showed to the Cornell 
Chapter. But while we shall greatly miss him during our next year, 
we are pleased to know that he is getting a much needed rest, and 
that the beginning of another year he will again be with us. 

The other Fraternities at Cornell are about the same as at the time 
of our last letter, except that the fast societies are perhaps a little ^aister. 

Our past year has been a successful one in every particular, while 
the future one bids fair to be even more so. 

With many greetings and best wishes, 


Arthur M. Curtis, '89. 

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

After one term's experience in our new Chapter-house, we can 
report that it is a success both socially and financially. As usual after 
such a move, the other fraternities have united against us, but we still 
hold our own, and let our real worth speak for itsel£ Our Chapter-house 
was formally opened by a reception in May, at which the students 
and friends from the city were surprised and delighted by our surround- 
ings, while of the success of the reception, a leading daily paper of 
the city regarded it as the greatest social event of the season. The 
desirableness of its location was made evident on field day, when oar 
athletes, who had been practicing for weeks in the lots adjoining the 
house, showed the rival fraternities what pure air and good exercise 
could do towards athletics. 

The Commencement season has passed and our men have taken 
their share of the honors of that time. Out of the six gentlemen 
speakers, four were Delta U.'s, while our speaker on Sophomore 
exhibition easily eclipsed his competitors. 

Syracuse University is rapidly advancing to the front rank among 
the colleges of the land. Already her worth is attracting the attention 
of the philanthropists of this section, and as a result three new 
buildings will soon be a part of the University. The observatory 


mentioned in our last letter is now a ^t, and when the telescope is 
put in will be one of the finest buildings in the land. A library 
building is now in process of erection at the west of the Hall of 
Languages, lazge enough to accommodate 150,000 volumes. The 
last and greatest gift of all is the new Fine Art College donated by 
John Crouse, of this city; he intends as he says to build a ''college 
as is a college." The estimated cost will be $300,000. 

Probably about twenty undergraduate members will return next 
&11, and we hope by good work to initiate a first-class Freshman 
delegation. Yours fiatemally, 

Frank G. Banister. 

Delta Upsilon Hall, 
UNivERsrry of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 
Dear Brothers: 

The dose of Delta Upsilon's second year at the University of Wis- 
consin finds her strong and prosperous. Five men initiated during the 
year; a good representation in college publications, contests, etc., prove 
that she has a fiiture which will make her a pride to the Fraternity at 


The second anniversary of the Chapter was celebrated by the opeib- 
ing of Chapter-rooms, which in location excel, and in appointments at 
least equal, those of any other chapter in the University. A whole 
floor was secured in one of the triangular-shaped blocks facing upon 
the business square. This gives us a location which can never be 
excelled by other fraternities. In the furnishing of our rooms we had 
the assistance of the mother of one of our brothers, Mrs. Whitton, who 
has rightly earned the name of "Mother of the Chapter." Thanks to 
her experience and advice, the Wtsconsm Chapter has now a home of 
which its members are rightly proud. 

Nor is the Wisconsin Chapter by any means in the rear in the more 
substantial gains. Our men, though perhaps fewer in number, take 
second rank nowhere. The record for the past year is a gratifying 
one. Among the more important positions held by our men have 
been two semi-public debaters; one jSgis editor; one editor on the 
Annual of '88, and one on the Annual of '89; the delegates to the 
National Intercollegiate Prohibition Convention; President and Vice- 


President of the Univeni^ Christian Association; Literary Society for 
work in German; President of the Choral Club; Business Manager of 
the Glee Club, and two men in the club; Vice-President of the Natural 
History Club, and many less important positions. 

The social work of the Chapter began with a reception given May 
7th upon the opening of our Chapter-rooms. Those present were 
chiefly persons connected with Delta Upsilon. The Chapter was 
glad to meet upon that evening the Hon. John G. McMynn, FFi7- 
&ams\S, and the Rev. Orson P. Bestor, of Brawn, both of whom pre- 
serve the liveliest interest in the welfare of Delta U. Brothers Heniy 
A. Miner, of WilHams; J. C. Ford, of HamUUm; and William G. 
Walker, oi Madison, were prevented from attending by circumstances 
not of their own choice. 

The Wisconsin Chapter had the pleasure of entertaining upon May 
14th five brothers from Northwestern, who came up with the base-ball 
nine from Northwestern University: Brothers George L Larash, Charles 
H. Brand, Frank Middlekauff, Charles £. Linebarger and Oscar 
Middlekauff. It is to be hoped that this was but the beginning of 
many inter-changes of visits. Our Chapter showed them the -city and 
the University, and in the evening we had a spread in their honor at 
the home of Mrs. Whitton. They departed " almost persuaded ** that 
Wisconsin University was superior to Northwestern. 

It has not been all plain sailing with Delta U. at Wisconsin, and we 
are just beginning to enter into competition with other societies. But 
we have little fear for the future and hope to report still more gratify- 
ing success another year. Fraternally, 


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

At the end of the first year of its existence, the Tufts Chapter of 
Delta Upsilon can look backward with feelings of satisfaction and for- 
ward with expectations of still further success. If we have sometimes 
made mistakes we have profited thereby. 

In the outgoing class we lose six of our number, whose presence 
and assistance will be greatly missed, but whose influence in our behalf 


will undoubtedly be felt in the outside world. Of these six, one will 
take np journalism, one will teacR, one will study law, while the other 
three will engage in work in connection with their profession of civil 

Our membership by classes was not correctly given in the last issue 
of the Quarterly. It should have been, six Seniors, seven Juniors, 
four Sophomores, and three Freshmen. 

Our meetings during the past half-year have been of a business and 
literary nature, each meeting being followed by an hour or two passed 
in a social way, thus strengthening the common ties which bind us all 
together. Considerable time has been given to the study of the history 
and Constitution of the Fraternity. 

In general college matters, Delta Upsilon has a firm foothold The 
strong ^tional feeling that was so rampant in college affairs a year 
ago has died away and an era of good feeling seems to have taken its 
place. The other societies here appear to feel even more fiiendship 
for Delta U. than for each other. It was amusing to notice that the 
two candidates for the position of manager of the foot-ball team for 
next year were Delta U. men, each being nominated and supported by 
members of the other societies. 

At the recent election of editors of the Ih/hnumf we obtained 
three out of eleven; fully our share. During the past year we have 
had four of the editors of that paper: Frank O. Melcher, '87; True W. 
White, '87; Qarence F. French, '88; and Frederick H. Swift, '88. 
On the editorial board of the annual recently issued by the Qass of 
'88, we had two men, Frank W. Durkee and Frederick H. Swift, 
while Clarence F. French held the position of business manager. At 
the prize speaking which took place a few days before Commencement, 
the second Sophomore prize was secured by William B. Eddy. 

The entering class bids fair to be larger than usual this year, thus 
affording us hope of a goodly delegation from that class. At our last 
meeting we elected officers and committees for next term^ and shall be 
prepared for active work when College opens in the fall. 

The past year has been one of prosperity to the College at large; 
additions to it have been received in the form of bequests and other- 
wise, and still more will be received in the near future. During the 
summer and &11 one of the buildings was re-modeled so as to afford 
fire-proof accommodations for the library; a new dormitory is also 


nearly completed, and will be provided with all the modem con- 
Teniencea. The whole number of students in the Coll^^ is greater than 
ever before, and will probably be still larger next year. 

Our men realize the value of membership in Delta Upsilon, and 
will do their best to promote its welfare and carefully protect its in* 
terests. Fraternally, 

G. Frkd. Murdock, '88. 


The Fifty-third Annual Convention of the Fraternity will be held 
with the Rubers Chapter at New Brunswick, N. J., October 26, 27 
and 28, 1887. 

The Frograhme. 

Wednesday Evening, October 26th, — Fraternal reunion in the hall of 
the Rutgers Chapter, Masonic Building, comer George and Albany- 

Thursday, October 27 th, 11 a.m. — Opening Business Session in the 
Presentation of Credentials and Chapter Reports. 

2.30 p.ic. Continuation of Business Session. Reading of papers 
on Fratemity topics. 

8 P.M. Reception in the Assembly Rooms' Masonic HalL 

Friday, October 2Sth, 11 a.m. — Business Session in the Chapter- 

2.30 P.M. Closing Business Session. 

8 P.M. Public exercises in the Grand Opera House. Poem by 
Homer Greene, Esq., Union, *y6, of Honesdale, Pa,, and Oration 
by William Elliot Griffis, D.D., Rutgers, '69, of Boston, Mass. 

II p. M. Grand Annual Fratemity Banquet in the Assembly Rooms' 
Masonic Hall. 


The Rutgers Convention has much business of importance that 
will require careful consideration and deliberate action, and without 
doubt the most vital subject is the future policy of the Fraternity. 
The question is whether the present system of development shall be 
carried on, or a halt called and the impetus gained from a course of 
continued advancement allowed to be dissipated. If the growth of 
the Fraternity is to continue and Delta U.'s standard held up in the 
ranks of progressive Fraternities, adequate means must be provided 
for this purpose. The increase in the force of active workers has been 
so utterly disproportionate to the increase in Fraternity work, that the 
time has come for decisive measures. 

The present management is over-burdened, and is unable to cope 
satisfactorily with the labor that demands its attention. By enlarging 
the Executive Council and by placing the Quarterly in the hands of 
one man, with the power of selecting associates and of hiring necessary 
clerical assistance, the strain could be materially relieved. 

The Chapters should fully discuss these matters, so that the dele- 
gates may come to the Convention with definite opinions, and prepared 
to remove these obstacles to progress and success. 

Ik point of undergraduate attendance, the coming Rutgers Convention 
promises to be the largest ever held in the Fraternity. Rutgers 
College is within easy access of Lehigh^ Lafayette, Columbia and 
New York, These Chapters have an active membership of nearly 
one hundred, and most all of them have avowed their intention to be 
present and help make things lively. Many of the other chapters are 
expecting to send large delegations, so we look for a great gathering 
of the active members of the Fraternity. The proximity of the 
Convention to New York City assures the attendance of a large body 
of Alumni. 

Taking all in all, it ought to be the largest Convention ever held in 
the Fraternity. 


As this is the last issue before Convention, it has been necessary to 
delay it a little in order that the completed Convention programme 
may be published. The October number will be issued immediately 
after Convention, and contain full accounts of the proceedings, the 
poem and oration. It is thought that this arrangement will give 
better satisfaction than delaying the Convention matter until the Jan- 
uary issue. 

The third annual statistical table presented in this issue denotes a 
gratifying increase in the prosperity of our Fraternity, and furnishes 
interesting proof of its excellent condition. An examination of it 
shows in comparison with the statistics for last year that there are now 
533 undergraduates, consisting of 12 post-graduates, 41 professional 
students, 135 Seniors, 109 Juniors, 114 Sophomores, 122 Freshmen^ 
as against 6 post-graduates, 31 professional students, 107 Seniors, 126 
Juniors, 102 Sophomores and 97 Freshmen last year, a net gain 
over last year of 64, and of 106 over two years ago. 371 are to return 
to college in the &11, an increase on 1886 of 39, and 69 over 1885. 
Each of the 24 Chapters are represented in all the classes except Uman^ 
which has no Freshmen. Of our rivals, Delta Kappa Epsilon is most 
often met, having Chapters in seventeen of our colleges. BetaTheta Pi 
comes next with twelve. Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Psi Upsilon 
and Zeta Psi are in common with us in eleven institutions. Of the 
others, we meet nine Chapters of Chi Pi; eight of Phi Kappa I^; 
six each of Chi Phi, Delta Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Chi and 
Theta Delta Chi; five of Delta Tau Delta; four of Sigma Phi; three of 
Delta Psi and Kappa Alpha; two of Sigma Nu; and one of Alpha Tau 
Omega and Phi Kappa Sigma. During the year Delta Phi has died 
at the University of New York and Zeta Psi in Syracuse. Phi Delta 
Theta has been established in Sjrracuse, Northwestern and Lehigh; 
Phi Gamma Delta at Adelbertand Lehigh; Phi Kappa P^ in Madison; 
and Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu and Sigma Phi in Lehigh. 

The Quarterly is happy to announce that the New York Delta 
Upsilon Club has secured the elegant house No. 8 East 57th street, 
and will have it furnished and ready for occupancy as a club^iouse 
about the middle of October. 


Our best efforts have been futile in securing any matter for this 
issue from HamUUm and Amherst. 

Amhtrsty Colly^ Madison^ Syracuse and Michigan have been ap- 
pointed the five chapters to deliver papers on Fraternity topics at the 
coming Convention. 

Wanted, by the Tu/is Chapter, a copy of No. 2 of Vol. I of the 
Quarterly, also copies of the Annual, 1870-80, inclusive. Address 
G. F. Murdock, Librarian, Tu/is Chapter, College Hill, Mass. 

Delta U. seems to be doing her share towards furnishing the 
country with future poets. The Qass Poets at '87's recent Commence- 
ment in Colby, Rutgers, Brown, New York, Lafayette, Columbia and 
Lehigh were all Delta U.'s. 

The Quarterly is sorry to part with the services of Brother 
Edward B. Haskell, '87, Marietta, who has been our faithful corre- 
spondent from that Chapter for the past two years. We trust that 
though now graduated from college, we may still have the pleasure 
of an occasional communication from him. 

A year ago the Quarterly contained a brief account of a gathering 
of Delta U.'s who had chanced to meet at Dr. D. L. Moody's School 
^or Bible Study, at Mount Hermon, Mass. In the course of the 
session there were eighteen or more members of the Fraternity present 
It was of course the banner society delegation. This year we hold 
the pennant again. It was thought for a time that Alpha Delta Phi or 
Delta Kappa Epsilon would surpass us in numbers, but the arrivals of 
the last few days have settled the question in our favor. To-day there 
were present in Northfield seventeen men who wear the Gold and 

Of course, where so many of us were assembled, a formal meeting 
was necessary, where the old songs might be sung again and the old 
spirit revived. Accordingly on Monday evening, July 4th, a fitting day 
for a meeting of the Independent society, the Delta U.'s in Northfield 
assembled in a room in the beautiful Marquand HalL Those present 
were Brothers William M. Grifl&th, '80; Leslie R. Groves, '81; and Carl 
W. Scovil, Hamilton, '88; William L Chamberiain, Rutgers, '82; 


Kiinball/87; A.W. Buck and Ellis J. Thomas, WUHams, '88; Howard 
V. Ames, E. C. Whiting, '88, and Qark, Amherst, '89; William C 
Wilcox, Itoches/er/SS; Walter G. Beach, AfaneUa/S8; FredV. Fisher, 
Syracuse, '90 ; Hatch, Co/dy, '90; William A. Price, LafayeUe, '89. 

Owing to an important engagement, the Rev. Dr. A. T. Pierson, 
HamtUon, '57, of Philadelphia, was unable to be present Schenck, 
Rutgers, did not answer until the following day. It is hardly neces- 
sary to state that our meeting was thoroughly enjoyable, and that in 
such surroundings our love for Delta U. waxed stronger than ever. 

Brother William M. Griffith, of Hamitton, presided. After a few 
pointed remarks by himself, he called upon delegates from the various 
chapters represented to give reports of the Fraternity in their colleges. 
From every side the testimony was abundant that she was doing 
grander work than ever before. New and old chapters united in 
witness to her prosperity. After an hour spent in this manner the 
meeting adjourned, first appointing a committee to arrange a second 

This came on the following day. A happy party entered the stage 
and took a merry ride among the neighboring hills of Massachusetts 
and New Hampshire. The valleys resounded with collie and 
Fraternity yells. The afternoon was soon spent, and the tired but 
hilarious crowd returned to the halk of their summer school Every 
one felt that in meeting members of his society from so many differ- 
ent and distant chapters he had enjoyed a pleasure which he would 
not soon forget With a cheer for the dear old Fraternity they parted 

to meet at the next Convention. 

Ellis J. Thomas, 

NoRTHFiELD, Mass., July 8, 1 887. WiiUoms, '88, Secretary. 



Wellington, a suburban town of Qeveland, O., is the home of 
Brothers Norton T. and Charles W, Horr, Jr., ComeU, '82 and '87, 
and also of Brother Albert R. Warner, Cornell, '87. If every DelU 
U. Alumnus was as enthusiastic and restless in behalf of our Fraternity 
as Brother Norton T. Horr is, no one could well prophecy what an 
elevated standing our Alumni chapters in large cities would soon have. 

Although Brother Horr's home is at Wellington, he practices law 

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and resides in Cleveland, thus giving the Adeibert Chapter the benefit 
of his labors; nor do his labors cease among the Cleveland Delta U. 
Alumni, but in many respects they conduce in affording special pleasure 
for the Adeibert Chapter itsell 

This pleasing fact was lately exemplified in our Chapter, together 
^th some of our younger Alumni, being invited to spend the Fourth 
of July at Brother Horr's home in Wellington. It is needless to say 
that nearly all the boys were on hand; and the three or four who were 
so unfortunate as to have other engagements could not express deep 
enough regrets. 

We reached Wellington at 8.30 a.m., and were met at the train by 
Brothers Horr and Warner, w^io drove us direct to Mr. Horr's home. 
The large house and trees, decorated with American flags, and the 
extensive lawns, with their summer-house, large tent, lawn-tennis 
court, hammocks, settees, etc., presented a most inviting appearance. 
The thing among these decorations though that most of all attracted 
our attention, was the front portico very heavily and tastily draped in 
Gold and Blue. 

When Brothers Shephard, '89, and Foskett, '90, Cornell; Weld, 
'86; and Kuhn, '87, Adeibert^ arrived, the gathering became a veritable 
Delta U. convention on a small scale. Brothers Horr and Wamer 
had not left a stone unturned to make everything pleasant, so — well — 
the indispensable ''Gold and Blue" ribboned young ladies were on 
hand to help entertain. (I mentioned the hammocks just above, 
didn't I ?) Fraternity songs, feasting, lawn tennis, base-ball, fireworks, 
and occasional side talks with the ladies seemed to be the order of the 
day. In the evening we called at Brother Warner's and were most 
cordially received by Mr. and Mrs. Warner and daughter. 

From 9 to 1 1 p. m. a grand display of fireworks took place upon 
Mr. Horr's grounds. A large portion of the townspeople assembled 
upon the spot and hugely enjoyed our College and Fraternity songs. 

Perhaps no one that* day enjoyed and added to the jollity of the 
party more than Mr. Horr^s father. He was "one of the boys" in 
the most literal sense of the words. We left early the next morning, 
declaring that we had been grandly entertained for the past twenty- 
four hours, and also asserting that our Brothers Horr have every 
reason on earth to congratulate themselves in having such a hospitable 
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William Goodyear and Archie McAllister received appointments 
for Commencement William R. Broaghton was one of the committee 
for Class Day. John T. Baxter, '88, took the Van Vechten prize for 
extemporaneous speaking. Ellis J. Thomas, '88, received the second 
prize in German. William W. Newell, '88, received the Cobden 
medal. Henry D. Wild, '88, took the Perry prize in political economy. 
Ellis J. Thomas, '88, is the editor-in-chief of the WHlums WeeMy. 
Brother W. A. Glen, '88, is business manager, and Brother Fitschen is 
also one of the board. Herbert M. Allen, '88, and Heniy D. WM^ 
'88, are on the staff of the Williams Literary Monihfy. 

CoMMKNCKMKMT WxBK. — ^The death of Dr. Hopkins occurring so 
near Commencement cast a gloom over all of its proceedings. Many 
•of the Alumni who were expecting to be present then came to the 
funeral and returned home immediately, thus greatly reducing the 
number of visitors. The events of the week began on Saturday even- 
ing with the Graves prize speaking, in which Delta U. was represented 
by John T. Baxter, 88. The speaking was exceptionally good. 

Baccalaureate Sunday opened bright and propitious. In the morn- 
ing there was the address before the Y. M. C A. by the Rev. A. £. 
Kittredge, D.D., who took as his leading thought the verse "Can ye 
not discern the signs of the times." In the afternoon President Carter 
preached to the graduating class a very interesting and instructive 
sermon. Immediately after the sermon the congregation adjourned to 
Mission Park, where it has been the custom for Dr. Hopkins to lead a 
prayer meeting. Here it was perhaps that his presence was most felt 
in all the exercises of Commencement, and here indeed it was that he 
was most sensibly missed this year. 

Monday was devoted to various things of an enjoyable nature. 
The Glee Club and Troubadours delighted a large audience in the 
morning, giving a veiy excellent concert Brothers Buck and Welton 
are, by the way, members of the Glee Club. In the afternoon the 
Juniors gave the play, *' A Scrap of Paper." The evening was given 
up to an address by the Rev. Dr. Alexander McKenzie before the 
Adelphic Union. He talked on the object of the College and its place 
in the world in an instructive and very entertaining manner. 

The society receptions which usually begin on Monday evening 
were omitted this year. 

Tuesday morning, being about the only time which could be given 
to such things, was passed in enjojring the beautiful drives in which 
Williamstown abounds. In the afternoon the Class Day exercises took 


place. Some of the exercises were held in the church and the rest out 
of doors on the campus. One of the best of the orations, that at the 
library, was delivered by Brother John T. Baxter. The regular game 
of ball between the Alumni and College nine was played immediately 
after the class sing which closed the exercises on the campus. Five 
men each from the Sophomore and Junior classes spoke in the 
moonlight contest in the evening. As soon as they were through the 
younger portion adjourned to the Senior Ball in Goodrich Hall. 

On Wednesday morning occurred the graduating exercises proper; 
These are by hi too long and are usually regarded as tiresome except 
by the especial friends of the speakers. 

Eighty-seven has gone and we are left to bear more of the burden 
than ever before. But we enter upon the coming year with very bright 
prospects. We lose five men from '87 and two from the under classes. 
We have two or three fine men in view already, and there is no reason 
why we should not have as good a delegation as any society. 


For the third consecutive year. Delta U. at Union has led all her 
rivals in the amount of honors received at Commencement 

This year, although politically in a hopeless minority, we secured 
the office of Grand Marshal in the person of William F. Huyck, '87. 

Of our four Seniors, two, George W. Furbeck and Irving P. John- 
son, received appointments on Commencement Day and were both 
elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. The latter also received 
special honors in mental and moral philosophy. 

In prizes, Delta Upsilon captured $165; Alpha Delta Phi, $130; 
Beta Theta Pi, $130; Psi Upslion, $40; Delta Phi, $20; Phi Delta 
Theta, $35; neutrals, $25. Those which Delta U. took were the 
Veeder prize of fifty dollars, given for the best extemporaneous oration 
on the eve of Commencement and open to all the classes. The sub- 
ject, announced thirty minutes before the appearance of the first 
speaker, was: *^ Resolved, That National Development is Impossible 
Without the Creation of Monopolies." There were eight contestants, 
and the prize was awarded unanimously to the first speaker, Irving P. 
Johnson, '87, who supported the affirmative of the question. The 
second Blatchford oratorical prize of thirty dollars, awarded to the 
second best speaker on Commencement Day, was carried away by 
George W. Furbeck, '87, of Little Falls, N. J., and in the opinion of 
many, if not the majority, he should have succeeded even better. 
The Ingham essay prize, of seventy dollars, given for the best essay 
from any Senior on an assigned subject in English literature, was 
unanimously awarded by the committee to Irving P. Johnson, of 
Schenectady. The subject of the essay was, "The Character and 
Influence of Milton's Prose Works." Brother Johnson also received the 
third Allen essay prize of fifteen dollars. Besides these prizes, William 


L. Kennedy, Jr., '88, received honorable mention in the competition 
for the Qark essay prizes, and Max M. Smith, '89, was selected as one 
of the contestants for the Sophomore oratorical stage. 

Of the four '87 men, Nelson M. Redfield has received a position on 
an engineering corps in Tennessee. His address is Sweetwater, Tenn. 
William F. Huyck will remain at his home in Le Roy, N. Y., for the 
present, and is as yet undecided what vocation he will follow. Geoige 
W. Furbeck, of Little Falls, N. J., will enter the Theological Semi- 
nary at New Brunswick this &1L Irving P. Johnson will make Bris- 
tol, Conn., his home for the next few months. 

The Commencement exercises this year were exceedingly pleasant, 
both to Alumni and undergraduates. The Baccalaureate sermon was 
delivered by the Rev. T. G. Darling, of Schenectady, on Sunday 
evening, June 19th, in the State street Methodist Church. 

On Monday evening the Class Day exercises were held in the same 
place, and were conceded to be unusually bright and interesting. 
Tuesday morning was occupied by a meeting of Phi Beta Kappa, and 
as one of our new mates remarked, it looked like a Delta U. Con- 

The Alumni spread was served in the afternoon of this day by 
Qarke, of Albany, and was a highly enthusiastic gathering. Addresses 
were made by Senator Warner Miller, Judge J. I. Bennett, of Chicago, 
President Landon, of this cit)', and oUier prominent and able AlumnL 
Tuesday evening was occupied with Junior and Sophomore prize 
speaking, and the Veeder extemporaneous contest, both of which 
exhibitions were unusually fine. The Delta U. banquet followed, and 
while we will not mention the wit nor the appetites displayed by those 
that attended, we cannot pass over in silence the noble way in which 
they opened their plethoric purses and placed our Chapter on as sound 
a financial basis as she could desire. 

Commencement exercises passed off especially favorable to Delta 
U., and pleasantly to all concerned. The Hon. Richmond L. Hand, 
of Elizabethtown, N. Y., delivered the Chancellor's address. In the 
evening a very successful ball completed the exercises of the Class 
of '87. 

Among the Alumni present were noticed Brothers Lewis Cass, '78, 
of Albany; Dr. Fred.- Rogers, of Westerly, R. I. ; David Muhlfelder, 
of Albany; Robert J. Landon, of Schenectady, of the Class of '80; 
Louis A. Oppenheim, '75; Edwin P. White, '79; Dr. Peter R. Furbeck 
and the Rev. P. Furbeck, '54; Clarence E. Akin, '77; William P. 
Landon, '86; Irving Wiswall, '81, and others. 


George A. Wright delivered the salutatory oration at Commence- 

Out of the seven Master's Degrees given at Commencement, five 


went to Delta U.'s. The Master's oration was delivered by Arthur C. 
Ludlow, '84. It was pronounced the finest thing of the day. 

Of the six best speakers chosen from the Freshman Class to com- 
pete for a prize at a public entertainment, three were Delta U/s. The 
only reason we did not have more was that was all we had in the class. 
William O. Osbom took first, and Albert J. Phinney half of second. 
Last year John W. Van Doom took first and Evan H. Hopkins second. 
It does seem as though this prize belongs to Delia U. 

The only honors awarded to the Freshman Class came to Delta U. 
through Frank S. McGowan and Albert J. Phinney. 

Our Delta U. Alumni Banquet occurred Tuesday evening, June 
2ist The attendance was unusually large, and many pleasant things 
were said and done. No Alumnus was more missed than Brother 
George C. Ford, '84, who has heretofore always been on hand to impart 
his Delta U. enthusiasm. 

After the reception given at the College on Wednesday evening, 
June 2 2d, a short but gay time was spent at our Fraternity rooms in 
Euclid avenue. The prettiest girls of the evening had repaired 
thither, all being enthusiastic supporters of the "Gold and Blue" 

John W. Van Doom, '89, is filling quite a lucrative position at the 
First National Bank of Cleveland for the summer months. 

The Adelbert Chapter wishes that our brothers from abroad would 
take advantage of the Fraternity relations sufficiently to stop over a 
train or two if they are going through Cleveland and see us. Cleve- 
land is the most beautiful city in the country, and the ride to the 
College involves a street-car trip upon the famed Euclid avenue. 
Brothers Whitehill, Amherst^ '87; Whitton, Wisconsin, '89; and Charles 
W. Horr, Jr., Cornell^ '87, have been all we have had the pleasure of 
seeing this year. We hope that this dearth of Delta U. visitors may 
be remedied in the future, and that more of them will accept our 
standing invitation to stop and see us. 


CoMMSNCEMENT Week. — ^The Commencement of 1887 is over, and 
another class of men and co-eds. (for we are a coeducational institu- 
tion) has been graduated. The Class of '87 was the next to the largest 
ever graduated in the history of the institution. Delta U. had nine 
in it, and the loss of so many active members will be sadly felt when 
the others return at the beginning of next term. To compensate for 
this loss, Delta U. has a good representation already pledged of the 
Freshmen, and expects enough men to make up a large representation 
from the Class of '91. On the whole it is flourishing, and each year 
sees her honored by her sons. Delta U. in the Class Day exercises 
this year had the Class Poet, Holman F. Day, and his poem was 
well received. The address to undergraduates was delivered by 


Brother Stanley H. Holmes in a happy and able manner. In the 
presentation day exercises of 'SS, Delta U., as is her custom, bad a 
part. The prayer was offered by Brother Lorimer, and Brother John 
A. Shaw, as Priest of the Class, presented the classical historic piece 
"Diana and the Stag" to the college. Brother Shaw is an easy and 
graceful speaker, and his sketch of the mythical goddess was fascinating 
in the extreme. Delta U. had as a representative at the Junior 
Exhibition in the evening (Monday), Henry Fletcher, whose subject 
was "A National University." 

Of our '87 men, Holman F. Day is to wield the pen as a journalist 
During college life he has constantly corresponded for leading papers 
in the State and served on the college paper, the Echo, He is now 
editor of the Fairfield Journal^ Fairfield, Maine. Charles E. Dolley 
aspires to a business career, but may teach for a while. Horace D. 
Dow, teacher for the present, later teacher or physician. Stanley H. 
Holmes, minister. Brother Holmes has filled appointments during 
his course with great credit. Eugene W. Jewett will engage in 
business. Elmer A. Ricker and J. Frank Larrabee will also 
engage in business. Irving O. Palmer and Charles C Richardson 
will teach. 

After the oration before the literary societies on Tuesday evening, 
the various Greek Letter Societies met in their halls to receive their 
Alumni. Delta U. had a grand time. Our hall was filled with Alumni 
and undergradnates. After a "feast of reason" we feasted the body 
in a substantial way. 

Among the Alumni present were Colonel Zemro A. Smith, '62, of 
the Boston Journal^ who gave an excellent talk to us; the Rev. W. T. 
Chase, '65, now Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Minneapolis, 
Minn., which is the leading Baptist church in Minnesota; and the 
Rev. Benjamin F. Turner, '84, just graduated from the Newton 
Theological Institute. Brother Turner goes to India in October as a 
missionary. John C. Ryder, '82, made a very interesting speech. 
W. H. Snyder, '85; Judge Soule; and Brother Luce, Superintendent of 
Public Schools of the State of Maine, were also present, all making 
telling speeches. 

After the remarks by the visiting Alumni, the members of the 
graduating Class of '87, all of whom were present, gave their farewell 
speeches as active members of the Chapter. All seemed sad at the 
thought that this was the last time '87 would meet the rest in the hall. 
Each one spoke of the great benefit Delta U. had been to him, and 
on this occasion pledged anew their loyalty to it 

The reunion was one of the most enjoyable ever held by Delta U. 
at CoUy, and all took new courage and new faith in it as an invalu- 
able adjunct to a college course. 



Commencement Week. — ^At Commencement this year there was less 
interest than usual in the awarding of prizes. The reason for this has 
already been mentioned in the pages of the Quarterly. The Faculty, 
in their wisdom, have seen fit to abolish all th^ unendowed prizes, at 
the same time substituting therefor a very elaborate system of honor 
courses, of which the students show a noticable reluctance to avail 

Of the prizes that were awarded however, Arthur L. Smith won 
the Stoddard prize medal in mathematics, while the only two oratorical 
prizes awarded fell to the lot of Cortland R. Myers and Fred. A. 
Race respectively. Brothers Isaac L. Adler and William C. Raymond 
received honorable mention for excellence in their oratorical display on 
the Monday night preceding. 

The thirty-seventh Commencement of our University opened on 
Sunday, June 12th. Professor E. H. Johnson, D.D., President of 
Crozier Theological Seminary, delivered the sermon before the college 
Y. M. C. A. in the evening. Professor Johnson's subject was "Faith," 
one which has been touched upon before, but which proved none the 
less interesting on this occasion to a well filled house, which listened 
an hour and a half. The exercises on the Sabbath of Commencement 
week are always interesting and always well attended, not only by 
outsiders, but by the students who come in double force, as is their 

Ever since the abolition of the spring entrance examinations the 
annual sub-fresh is a purely imaginary quantity until fall. This 
renders Monday a comparatively sensationless era until evening. At 
8 o'clock twelve men from the Sophomore class, appointed purely on 
the basis of scholarship, and without the least regard to oratorical quali- 
fication, vie with one another for prizes in the presence of a triune 
committee and an audience composed largely of young misses — not 
sisters of the ardent aspirants after glory. A crowded house every year 
testifies that the public enjoy this exhibition of Sophomoric oratory, a 
fact which seems inexplicable to the non-participating students, who, 
although well represented, make it a point to depart as soon as pos- 
sible. It is not because Commencement elicits no interest on the part 
of the boys, but because the exercises are rather restricted and the pro- 
ductions tolerably familiar. 

Tuesday is essentially Alumni day. A meeting of the trustees of 
the New York Delta of Phi Beta Kappa, and a business gathering of the 
Alumni, constituted the largest part of the programme. In the evening 
the Rev. P. A. Wordell, D.D., of New London, Conn., delivered the 
oration before the Alumni, and Brother Joseph R. O'Connor, '63, read 
the poem, a service performed by him last year as well. Both oration 
and poem were interesting, but the latter was a pronounced success. 


It described with beautiful imagery and picturesqueness the journey of 
a courier from Athens to Delphi^ whose rapid trip in obedience to 
orders cost him his life. Brother O'Connor is a natural bom poet, 
and came to the rescue of the Alumni who were about ready to despair, 
the previously appointed poet having failed them. An unusually large 
number of the Alumni were in attendance this year on account of the 
initiation of Phi Beta Kappa, so recently represented by a Chapter at 
this University. 

Wednesday morning at lo o'clock the auditorium of the First 
Baptist Church was well filled, the occasion being the regular Com- 
mencement exercises. Of the sixteen speakers a larger number than 
usual were excused, thereby enhancing the pleasure of the morning. 
It was here that Brothers Myers, Baer and Otto won universal admira- 
tion for their skill in oratory, and did themselves and the Fraternity 
much credit Brother Myers spoke on ** William Ewart Gladstone," 
Brother Baer on '* Federalism in America." Brother Otto had one of 
the best written productions ever delivered from our Commencement 
stage, and although there was no third prize to take, he certainly de- 
served mention. His subject was "The Poetry of Isaiah." At the 
conclusion of these exercises occurred the annual Alumni dinner in the 
University Chapel at 2 p. h. Teall, of course, was the caterer; in fact 
he seems to be the all-sufficient source of gastronomic joy at most of 
the "feeds" connected with Commencement 

Delta Upsilon has taken, as usual, the lead in honors this spring. 
Although we have five rival fraternities and a neutral organization to 
work against, we have the leader in three classes, and the second man 
in the fourth; also three men out of eight on the Phi Beta Kappa list; 
also six out of sixteen in Commencement 

As far back as Field Day in May, it was demonstrated that leaders 
in mind may be leaders in muscle. Brothers Raymond and Fox, '89, 
won the wheelbarrow and three-legged races. Brother Fox is the 
Chapter athlete, for in addition to these honors he took the first prize 
for throwing base-ball, and second in both the backward dash and 
potato race. The first prize in the latter race was won by Brother 
Bromley, '90; while Brother Briggs, also of '90, on a 60-inch wheel, 
won the bicycle race in a way which elicited tremendous applause from 
the grand stand. Delta Upsilon was well represented on both sides of 
the tug of war, which was won by '90. Brother Cortland R. Myers, 
'87, was chairman of the field day committee. 

Class Day this year was again an aching void, thanks to some of 
our rival brethem. The dog in the manger act is getting to be quite 
a regular occurrence at Senior elections. Tuesday afternoon the annual 
spring banquet occurred. Brother Henry W. Conklin, '79, presided, 
and Joseph O'Connor, *6^f read his poem to us. He said that it was 
what he originally intended for us, and that he told the committee from 
the University Alumni that he would read it afterwards for them if they 


-wanted it They did. Tremendous applause shook the foundations of 
our hall at both ends of the rendition of the poem. A liberal number 
of Alumni were present, both from our own and other chapters,, and 
some of those who found it impossible to attend deserve particular 
credit for opening their pocket-books to the great relief of the Chapter 
banquet committee. 

At the commencement of the Rochester Theological Seminary in 
May, Brother James Ten Broeke, Middiebury^ '84, and Alexander 
Watt, '84, of our own Chapter, were two of the six speakers chosen 
from a class of twenty-one. 

During the spring time we were pleased to meet Brothers Transue 
and Kennedy, of Syracuse; Brother Irving P. Johnson, of Union; and 
Brother Jones, of CornelL It might not be out of place to mention the 
immortal honor which Brother Wilcox conferred upon all those with 
whom he is connected by his election to the second vice-presidency at 
the intercollegiate prohibition convention held at S}Tacuse in May last 

Brother S. M. Brickner has been on the editorial staff of the college 
bi-weekly Campus, and Brother Betteridge was the Chapter editor of 
the Junior annual, the Inierpres. 

The outlook for next year is extremely good. Seventeen men will 
return, three more are already pledged, and there is a good prospect 
for three or four others. 


Commencement Week. — ^This year the Commencement of Middle- 
bury College, contrary to the general rule, was blessed with fair 
weather and a large number of Alumni. For twenty years her outlook 
has not been better. She has just promoted to the Sophomore ranks 
a class of twenty-two, and there is every prospect of a much larger one 
in the fall. With the exception of the resignation of Professor Henry 
£. Scott, everything will go on as it has the past year. The Commence- 
ment programme occurred from June 26th to 29th. The Baccalaureate 
sermon, which was preached by the President on Sunday at the Congre- 
gational church, was the first exercise of the week. It consisted of an 
excellent sermon, which was closed by appropriate remarks to the 
graduating class. Ex-President Hamlin assisted with reading of the 
Scripture, prayer, and the benediction. 

The evening was devoted to the address before the Y. M. C. A- 
After the service had been opened by singing, Brother John M. Hull, 
'77, offered prayer, followed by music, after which the speaker. 
Brother William A. Robinson, '62, was introduced by the President 
of the Y. M. C. A, The subject of his address was "City and Country 
Evangelization. The Needs of the City and Country Met by the Gos- 
pel," from the text, "And he went forth to the spring of the waters 
and cast the salt in there." He said, Jericho is not the only city whose 
waters have needed healing; the cities of to-day need healing with 


respect to their moral growth. Most of the great preacheis, lawyers, 
editors, and three-lounhs of the successful men of the cities came 
from the country, therefore look after the country. The country has 
two^thirds of the population, and of itself needs care, but how much 
the more because it is a feeder for the cities. We must then heal the 
waters with the salt of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and every follower 
of Christ has this commission. All can aid in the work. This alone 
is the right apprehension of the work. 

Tuesday Uie meeting of the associated Alumni at the chapel was 
called to order at 10.25 a.m. by Brother Henry S. Foote, '59, Secretar}'. 
Brother Judge Lyman £. Knapp, '62, was elected chairman pro tern. 
After discussions of various kinds, especially on the dropping of Greek 
from the College curriculum, in which Brothers Moody, '77, and Rob- 
inson, '62, took part, they adjourned until 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

At 1 1 o'clock, George E. Plumbe, of the Chicago News^ was intro- 
duced by the President of the associated Alumni to an audience 
gathered at the church. He spoke on "The College and the Press." 
After music. Brother Walter E. Howard, '71, read a poem, which was 
very interesting. He compared the present New Englanders with the 
Puritans in a rather unfavorable light, showing some of their needs. 
The Hon. Daniel Roberts concluded the exercises by a memorial ad- 
dress on the Rev. Dr. Truman M. Post, of St Louis. 

The Alumni dinner, which followed, was attended by about ninety 
graduates, their wives and friends. Among those who spoke in re- 
sponse to the President's call was Brother William A. Robinson. In 
the evening four Freshmen and ten Sophomores competed for the 
Parker and Merrill prizes. Brother Leslie H. Paine, '89, received one 
of the Merrill prizes. The speaking as a whole was conceded to be 
an improvement over the last few years. Brother William A. Robin- 
son, '62, was one of the three judges. 

Wednesday the Alumni association met, according to adjournment, 
at 9.30 A.M. After various kinds of business. Brother Henry S. Foote 
was re-elected Secretary; Brother E. H. Bottum, '71, Substitute Ora- 
tor; Brother C. E. Prentiss one of the Central Committee; Brothers 
L. E. Enapp and T. E. Boyce two of the Necrological Committee. 
At 10.30 the Alumni and undergraduates were escorted by a band 
to the Commencement exercises, which began at 11 o'clock. Although 
Brother Winchester was our only representative, he reflected credit 
on Delta U. and handled his subject admirably. He showed the 
early history of the Federal Constitution and the difficulty of its forma- 
tion, together with the causes which led to its adoption. Although 
it was a dry subject, he made it interesting. Brother Winchester ex- 
pects to return to his home at Reedsburg, Wis., and engage in teach- 
ing for a while. The Master's Oration, by Brother James Ten Broeke, 
'84, on ''The Obligations of the Scholar to Public Questions," con- 
cluded the speaking. After music the President announced the award- 


ing of prizes and honors. Among them were the following: A. M. 
to Brother James Ten Broeke, '84. Waldo prizes for scholarship, 
second Senior, third Junior, first and second Sophomore, third Fresh- 
roan to Brothers Henry N. Winchester, Bernard M. Cooledge, Leslie 
H. Raine, Prentiss C. Hoyt and Leon E. White. Prize for improve- 
ment in Greek to Leon E. White. Immediately after came the cor- 
poration dinner. Among those who spoke were Brothers Lyman E. 
Knapp, '62, and C B. Moody, '77. 

At 5 o'clock our new hall was opened for the reception of our 
Delta U. Alumni, and a very enjoyable time was passed until 7 o'clock. 
The attendance was better than last year, and interest for Delta U. was 
evident in every one's looks. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon and Chi Psi held their reunions Tuesday after 
prize speaking. 

There were among the Delta U. Alumni present: Professor Henry 
M. Seely; the Hon. Loyal D. Eldridge and the Hon. Henry S. Foote, 
'57; the Hon. Lyman E. Knapp and the Rev. William A. Robinson, 
'62; John W. Lovett, '66; the Rev. Rufus C. Flagg, '69; the Hon. 
Walter E. Howard, '71; the Rev. William A. Remele, the Rev. Hor- 
ace P. James, Professor Thomas E. Boyce, '76; the Rev. James M. 
Hull, the Rev. Calvin B. Moody, Harry P. Stimson, James M. Gif- 
ford, B. M. Weld, '77; and James Ten Broeke, '84. 

During the past year Delta U. men have been represented on college 
publications thus: Bernard M. Cooledge, president, William B. Clift, 
B. J. Hazen, Prentiss C. Hoyt, associate editors, of the Undergraduate 
Association; Bernard M. Cooledge editor-in-chief, William B. Clift 
associate editor on the Kaleidoscope^ the college annual. 

The Class of '62 held a reunion at the house of Brother Lyman E. 
Knapp on Tuesday night after prize speaking, all except three being 

The Class of '77 held a reunion at the Park House. Out of thir- 
teen who graduated, ten returned, five of whom were Delta U. men. 


At Class Day Asa Wynkoop was Orator; William P. Merrill, Poet; 
Frank J. Sagendorph, Prophet; Frank A. Pattison, Presenter of Memen- 
toes; Harry J. March and 'Thurston W. Challen, on Committee of 
Arrangements. Commencement honors: William P. Merrill, first 
honor and valedictorian; Asa Wynkoop, second honor and Latin 
salutatory; Thurston W. Challen, Frank J. Sagendorph, Harry J. 
March, and Frank A. Pattison, appointment orators for scholarship; 
and Asa Wynkoop received the rhetorical honor. 

Delta U. took the following prizes: Thurston W. Challen, '87, 
Van Doren prize for essay on Christian Missions. Senior prizes: 
William P. Merrill, Suydam natural science prize; Appleton, moral 
philosophy prize, and first Bussing prize for extemporaneous debate; 



Asa Wynkoop, Suydam prize for composition. Junior prizes: Sher- 
man G. Pitt, mental philosophy prize; William B. Tomkins, Perlee 
Junior orator prize. Sophomore prizes: Maurice J. Thompson, Hart 
English literature prize; Spader first history prize and one-half second; 
Smith, declamation prize. 

The six '87 men are all in Phi Beta Kappa, also Sherman G. Pitt, 
William A. Beardslee, and Oscar M. Voorhees, '88. lliurston W. 
Challen and Harry J. March are in Sigma Xi, the honorary scientific 

Of our '87 men, Thurston W. Challen will go on the corps of the 
Maryland and Delaware Ship Canal Company. Harry J. March will 
go into engineering work immediately. His address will be New 
Brunswick, N. J. William P. Merrill will study theology. Frank A. 
Pattison will take up electric engineering in New York City. Ad- 
dress still Metuchen, N. J. Frank J. Sagendorph will teach in Boone- 
ville, Mo. Asa Wynkoop is engaged as first assistant in the Collegiate 
Church Grammar School, New York City. 

Thurston W. Challen, '87, was Senior editor of the Targum; Fmnk 
A. Pattison, '87, William A. Beardslee, '88, and Sherman G. Pitt, *SS, 
associate editors. Charles S. Wyckoff, '8S, Scarlet Letter editor. 

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Commencement Week. — ^The one hundred and seventeenth Com- 
mencement at Rutgers was a Delta U. Commencement In looking 
over the following accounts it will be seen that our beloved Fraternity 
was far in advance of any other. Commencement really began with 
the Rutgers Grammar School Commencement on June 15th. On 
June 14th we had initiated Paul J. Challen, Jasper S. Hogan, Robert 
J. Hogan, and I. M. Sutton, of the graduating class, and on the fol- 
lowing evening they carried off the honors. Paul J. Challen, Jasper S. 
Hogan and Robert J. Hogan delivered orations; P. J. Challen received 
one-half of the history prize; and J. S. Hogan, the valedictorian, 
received the scholarship in Rutgers offered to the first honor man. R. 
J. Hogan was president of the class. Willard A. Heacock,'88, gradu- 
ated in the classical course and will be with us again next year. He 
was captain of the foot-ball team last year. 

The College Commencement opened on Sunday, June 19th, with 
the Baccalaureate sermon by Dr. David Waters. On Monday after- 
noon the Class Day exercises were held in Kirkpatrick Chapel. The 
Orator, Poet, Prophet and Presenter were Delta U.'s. Brother Wyn- 


koop delivered the oration with his usual eloquence, and the poem, by 
Brother Merrill, was pronounced by many the best class poem ever de- 
livered here. The prophecy by Brother Sagendorph and presentation 
by Brother Pattison called forth roars of laughter. Both music and 
words of the Class Ode were by William P. Merrill. In the evening 
the Glee Club concert was followed by the cremation, in which all of 
our Sophomores had parts. Clarence G. Scudder was chairman of 
the committee. On Tuesday the Rev. J. G. Van Styke delivered the 
address before the Alumni, and at the meeting, Ining S. Upson, *8i, 
was re-elected necrologist. At the Alumni dinner, Asa Wynkoop was 
called on to speak for '87. After the collation, the Rev. T. De Witt 
Talmage delivered the address before the literary societies. At Junior 
exhibition in the evening. Delta U. claimed five out of the eight 
speakers, Brothers S. G. Pitt, W. B. Tomkins, O. M. Voorhees, C. S. 
Wyckoff and F. S. Wilson. Brother Tomkins was unanimously 
awarded the prize. 

Delta U. was equally prominent on Tuesday morning at the Phi 
Beta Kappa initiation. The last three men from '87 and the first 
three from '88 were then taken in. They were Harry T. March, 
Frank A. Pattison, and Frank J. Sagendorph, of '87; William A. 
Beardslee, Sherman G. Pitt, and Oscar M. Voorhees, of '88. We doubt 
if this record has ever been beaten, all six of the men being Delta 
U.'s. Thurston W. Challen, William P. Merrill, and Asa Wynkoop, 
'87, had been initiated in the first drawing, so that all six of our 
Seniors are in the society. With such a record there was no doubt of 
a jolly time at our meeting with the Alumni on Tuesday night 
Thirty-seven were present, and speeches were made bv the Rev. A. J. 
Sebring, '59; W. F. Wyckoff, '77; J. S. Wight, '81; J. C. and W. I. 
Chamberlain, '82; Britton Havens, '82; Asa Wynkoop and T. W. 
Challen, '87. J. G. Meyer, '84, was toast-master. 

Commencement Day saw Delta U.'s crowning triumph. The six 
Seniors all spoke, William P. Merrill receiving the valedictory and 
Asa Wynkoop the Latin salutatory and also the rhetorical honor. Of 
the fifteen first prizes awarded, Delta U. received nine; of the four sec- 
ond, one-half. Challen, Merrill, Wynkoop, Pitt, Tompkins, and 
M. J. Thompson were the fortunate prize winners. A more detailed 
account of the prizes is given elsewhere. The master's oration by the 
Rev. William P. Bruce, '84, was pronounced by one who had heard 
them for many years to be the best ever delivered here. His subject 
was "The Lawlessness of Genius." Among those receiving degrees 
were Merrill, Pattison, Sagendorph, Wynkoop, B. A. Challen, March, 
B.S. P. S. Beekman, '84, W. P. Bruce, '84, M. L. Bruce, '84, C E. 
Pattison, '84, M.A. 

The following Delta U.'s were present at Commencement exer- 
cises: The Rev. Arad J. Sebring, '59; the Rev. Egbert Winter, '60; 
the Rev. Charles H. Pool, '63; the Rev. John Hart, '69; the Rev. 


William J. Lcggett, '72; the Rev. Ralph W. Brokaw, '74; the Rev. J. 
Preston Searle, '75; the Rev. Peter H. Milliken, '76; William F. 
WyckofF, '77; Irving S. Upson, '80; Edward B. Voorhees and James 
S. Wight, '81; Charles S. Edgar, Britton Havens, William I. and J. 
Chester Chamberlain, '82; Henry W. Beebe, *S$; Peter S. Beekman, 
William P. Bruce, M. L. Bruce, John G. Meyer, and Charles E. 
Pattison, '84; Charles Deshler and Louis A. Voorhees, '85; Lewis B. 
Chamberlain, Elmore De Witt, Peter Stillwell, George P. Morris and 
Fred. B. Deshler, 'S6. 


At the Class Day Exercises of '87, Delta Upsilon had the following 
honors: Class Poet, Walter C. Bronson; address to the undergradu- 
ates, Charles L. White; Class Hymnist, William W. Wakeman; Second 
Marshal, John P. Hunter, '88. 

Four of the twelve Commencement speakers were Delta U.'s. 

Beniah L. Whitman has taken the Foster Greek prize, having 
passed the best examination in Demosthenes' **0n the Crown." 
Brother Whitman has also received one of the two Carpenter pre- 

Charles L. While, '87, and William G. Lathrop, '89, have started 
for Europe, intending to make a bicycle tour in England and the Con- 
tinent. They avowed an earnest purpose to give the " G. W. stamp" 
and a hearty cheer for ** Old Brown " at every hamlet they enter. 

Clarence G. Hamilton and Henry W. Pinkham, of '88, have been 
elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

George Packard, '89, took the first prize of sixty dollars in the 
Sophomore prize declamations. 

During the past year Delta Upsilon has been represented on the 
Brunonian board of editors by Frank S. Dietrich, chairman, and 
Walter C. Bronson, '87. On the newly elected board are Richard R. 
Martin, '89, and Fred. E, Stockwell, '90. 

News comes that Brother Lippitt, '88, is winning laurels as a profes- 
sor in Longmont College, Colo. 

Commencement Week. — Another year of student life has passed 
and left its pleasant memories of work and play; of hard study and 
merry song; of friendship's golden hours. The brothers of the Brown 
Chapter are scattered far and wide, to spend the weeks of vacation in 
varied pursuits — from the humble hotel-service to magnificent travel 
in Europe. The Class of '87 — we mourn to think of it — will not re- 
turn, and we that remain shall feel their loss keenly. Delta Upsilon's 
delegation from that class was remarkable for ability and character. 
Its influence upon the Chapter life will be long felt, and as we recall 
the past, and especially as we see with our mind's eye Brother Whit- 
man's stalwart figure, we shall murmur mournfully, "There were 
giants in those days." 


No more auspicious morning ever dawned than was that which 
ushered in the great day which was to manifest the glories of '87. It 
was a "great day" indeed, for Class Day at Brown has become more 
important than Commencement Day, at least to the students and to 
the townspeople. The campus, shaded by its rows of graceful elms, 
never looked more beautiful. The morning exercises were held in 
Sayles' Memorial Hall, which was filled at the appointed hour by a 
large assembly. President Robinson offered prayer, and then the 
friends who had gathered were addressed in well chosen words of wel- 
come by the Class President. Then followed the oration by the Class 
Orator. Then the Class Poet arose (a Delta U., Walter C. Bronson) 
and delivered a poem upon the subject of "Modem Monks," which 
was received with eager attention and charmed every one by its noble 
thoughts beautifully expressed. 

As is customary at the afternoon exercises, which are held in the 
open air, there was gathered an immense crowd. Providence poured 
forth into our front campus all its stores of beauty; and these are by 
no means small, as all Broivn men can tell you. The chief interest 
in the afternoon programme was centered about the address to the 
undergraduates. This was given by Brother Charles L. White, and 
was a capital thing, full of good hits in all directions, from our honored 
President; who sat upon the platform, to the Freshmen sitting on the 
grass in front. The Class hymn, sung after planting the ivy, was writ- 
ten by Brother Wakeman. The Class supper, from midnight to morn- 
ing, I suppose no one ought to attempt to describe who has not him- 
self experienced it 

On the Monday evening after Class Day, occurred the annual 
Sophomore prize declamations. Delta Upsilon was represented by 
three out of the twelve appointed to speak, and one of these, Brother 
George Packard, was awarded the first prize of sixty dollars. 

On Tuesday an oration was delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa 
Society. Preceding the public meeting was the initiation of new 
members. Of the five elected from the then Junior Class, two are 
Delta U. 's. 

On Commencement Day the weather was again favorable. Here, 
too, Delta Upsilon was at the front, for four of the twelve speakers ap- 
pointed wore our honorable badge. We were made to rejoice still 
more in our Fraternity, when at the Alumni dinner it was announced 
that Brother Whitman had taken the Foster Greek prize, the most 
valuable prize offered. 

But this letter should not be all of boasting, however good the 
reason. It gives us only pleasure to think that there are good men 
and true, and many of them, in the Chapters of other Fraternities at 
Brown, May no Fraternity pride ever blind us to our own faults or to 
the merits of others. Be this the aim of all our brothers, to strive for 
excellence ourselves, and to honor it wherever we see it. 



Commencement Week. — ^The Commencement festivities at Madison 
were begun by a reception in our Chapter-house on Wednesday even- 
ing, June 8th. The parlors were filled with the fair ladies whom the 
Delta U. men found so charming at the time of the Convention in 
October. Mirth and music filled the hours till the party broke up in 
the morning. Every one enjoyed himself and the ladies expressed 
renewed delight with the pleasantness of the Chapter- house. Friday 
we were pleased with the announcements of literacy and classical prizes 
and honors. Delta U.'s share in these is given below. Sunday the 
Baccalaur^te sermon was preached by President Dodge, with the 
services in charge of a Delta Upsilon Chief Marshal. Monday three 
Delta U.'s spoke in the Kingsford declamation contest, and carried off 
two of the prizes. Both of these were in the Class of '90, where it is 
considered the highest honor to take a speaking prize. 

Tuesday morning occurred the graduating exercises of Colgate 
Academy, in which eight of the Class participated, and four of these 
are pledged to become Delta U. *s in the fall. One of the pledged men 
took the second honor in the Class. In the afternoon was the Class of 
'84 prize debate, with six disputants, four of whom wear the Grold and 
Blue: Owen Cassidy, William H. Cossum, William F. Langworthy 
and Oscar R. McKay. In the evening, at the meeting of &e Bap- 
tist Education Society of the State of New York, a stirring address 
on "The Minister as a Mediator," was delivered by Brother A. Way- 
land Bourn, '76, of New York. Every one in Hamilton likes to hear 
Brother Bourn, and they all remember his address at the Convention 
last October. 

The Theological Seminary occupied Wednesday morning. A class 
of seventeen was graduated, eight of whom spoke. Three of these 
were Delta U.'s, all in this class. They were Marion L. Brown, who 
settles at Bedford, O. ; Theodore B. Caldwell, who settles with the 
Fifth Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Duey L. Martin, who 
becomes pastor at Castile, N. Y. 

At the annual meeting of Phi Beta Kappa in the afternoon, six of 
the graduating class were initiated, three of whom were Delta U.'s. 
This is about our average share in Phi Beta Kappa. Half of the men 
elected to this society since Delta U. has been at Madison have been 
wearers of the Gold and Blue, and are in the majority at every meeting 
of the society. 

Thursday was Commencement Day proper, and was a great day 
for us. We had six men in the class. The first honor (valedictorian) 
was taken by William F. Langworthy; William H. Cossum held the third 
honor, classical oration; Oscar R. McKay was fifth; Owen Cassidy 
sixth; Edward M. Jeffers seventh; Fred. W, Rowe eighth. Two 
prizes of $60 and $25 respectively are competed for on the Commence- 
ment stage. The prizes are given for the best written and spoken 
oration. Brother Cossum took first and Brother Cassidy second. 


Following is the list of prizes taken by our men during the year: 
The Lewis Commencement prize in oratory ($60), W. H. Cossum; 
the Overheiser Commencement prize in orator}' ($25), O. Cassidy; the 
second Baldwin Greek prize ($12), Fenton C. Rowell; the Osbom 
first mathematical prize ($25), George K. Smith; the Bushnell sec- 
ond historical prize ($25), O. Cassidy; the Lasher second essay 
prize ($13), G. W. Douglass; the Allen first Essay prize ($17), F. S. 
Retan; the Kingsford declamation prizes, Freshmen: first ($10), 
J. W. Roberts; second ($io), F. A. Butler; the Montgomery first 
elocution prize ($25), O. R. McKay; Class of '84 second debate prize 
($20), O. Cassidy. 

The degree of A. M. in course was conferred on Marion L. Brown, 
Theodore B. Caldwell, Duey L. Martin, and Samuel C. Johnston, 
'84. Ph.D. was given to Principal A. C. Hill, '77, of Cook Academy, 
Havana, N. Y. George Thomas Dowling, '73, of Cleveland, O., was 
made a Doctor of Divinity. 

Our prize record for 1886-87 m&kes a good showing for us. It is 
as follows: 

Prizes taken by Delta Upsilon $260 00 

" Beta Theta Pi 142 00 

" Delta Kappa Epsilon 9600 

" Phi Kappa Psi 50 00 

•• Neutrals 

Total $548 00 

The Class of '87 has done still better during its course. With 
three other societies it has taken half of the prizes which were offered. 
Following is its showing : 

Prizes taken by Delta Upsilon $273 00 

•* Beta Theta Pi 159 00 

*' Delta Kappa Epsilon 7000 

•• Phi Kappa Psi 36 00 

" Neutrals 1000 

Total ' $548 00 

A Still more significant fact in regard to the standing of Delta U. 
men at Madison is shown by the fact that when a new professor is 
wanted in the college or preparatory school, the men who are sought 
first as best fitted for the positions are Alumni of the Madison Chapter. 

During the past year we have had two men out of fis^ on the 
board of editors of the Madisonensis, and two out of six on the board 
of editors of the Salmagundi, the Junior publication, and one of these 
two was editor-in-chief. For next year we have the editor-in-chief, 
the business manager, and an associate editor of the Madisonensis. 

In the Senior Class we will have second Senior and second Junior 
Wrangler, who are appointed for excellence in rhetorical work. 

I have simply given our intellectual standing; yet it must not be 


forgotten that Delta U. men at Madison are popular in society and are 
in demand at every sociable event 

We have had a prosperous year and our prospects for the future are 

Fraternity life here has been enlarged by the establishment in May 
of a Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi. While we are glad to welcome the 
Chapter, we are sorry that the men could not secure a better Frater- 

Of the men in '87, William H. Cossum, Edward M. Jeffers, and 
Oscar R. McKay will return to Hamilton Theological Seminaiy in the 
£ill; W^illiam F. Langworthy will occupy the chair of Mathematics 
and Latin in Keystone Academy, Factoiyville, Pa.; Fred. W. Rowe 
will study law in Brooklyn; and Owen Cassidy will study law in 
Havana, N. Y. 


The University still strides manfully on in her career of progress. 
From the time she awoke from her nap a few years ago. Progress has 
been her watchword Numerous gifts have recently fallen to the lot 
of the University. $100,000 is being expended on the various labora- 
tories, and the Faculty of Medicine are spending $40,000 more in 
improving their building. New York University is to receive a great 
boom this year in the introduction of four graduate courses: (i) Com- 
parative Religion, (2) Modern Greek, (3) Anglo-Saxon, and (4) Soci- 
ology. This happy spirit ran all through the exercises of Commence- 
ment week and found a proper climax in the Commencement blaze. 

Commencement Week. — ^The Baccalaureate sermon fell to Dr. 
Howard Crosby, D.D., LL.D., '44, who took advantage of the occa- 
sion to press home in his sledge-hammer fashion some pertinent moral 
truths. His sermon sounded the bugle-call for a much needed reform 
in nineteenth century views of life. He deplored the moral class of 
the day, and affirmed that there is holy ground. "Holy ground in 
our life is found in holy places and holy associations. The philosophy 
that teaches us to make theatres and banquet halls of our churches, to 
secularize our places of religious assembly^ is a philosophy from below 
and not a wisdom from above. The advanced thinker who would jest 
at a funeral is advanced in sin, but not in knowledge." The sermon 
was crammed with crisp and pregnant sayings and chained the attention 
of the students. 

On Class Day evening, Asbury church, hoary with age, must have 
thought the day of her doom had arrived. Rockets blazed, cannon 
roared, students yelled, and to cap the climax the venerable old church 
was treated to a mock marriage. What ? old Asbury church, of Pres- 
byterian ancestry, a home for mock marriages, mock programmes, 
and college war-whoops. Oh, shades of the departed 1 Well, the fact 
is, blinded by the excitement of the moment, we just sailed in for the 


sport and flung the proprieties to the winds. But since then the re- 
ligious journals have made our sides smart, and we are just beginning 
to recover from that dread day of retribution. In spite of this castiga- 
tion however, we look back with pleasure to the rich intellectual and 
pyrotechnic (?) treat that the redoubtable Class of '87 spread for us. 
The Delta U. guns were not spiked that night by a long shot. With 
Bryan's evolving melody, Cameron's flashing wit, Campbell waxing 
eloquent, and Wolfe soaring with Homer, Delta U. managed to reap 
a full harvest of applause. 

It is a custom at the University for the outgoing Seniors to do the 
honors to Janitor Matthews and his wife for their little kindnesses to 
the Class. So on the eve of June nth, the mighty Seniors gathered in 
conclave and Brother Campbell, spokesman of the class, in a neat 
speech presented the favored couple with a costly piano lamp. The 
boys then paid their respects to the cuisine of Mrs. M. The usual 
college cheers and songs followed, after which the boys scattered for 

Thursday evening, June i6th, ushered in Commencement exercises. 
The students were in high spirits — they had reason to be — ^and Delta 
U. made merry in three of the proscenium boxes of the Academy of 
Music. Brother Austin D. Wolfe led the Delta U. triumph with the 
philosophical oration, Cameron fell in line with the scientific, and 
Campbell grandly brought up the rear with the valedictory. As he 
was retiring from the stage amid applause that made the grand old 
Academy ring, Brother Crossett, following our usual custom, presented 
him on behalf of the New York Chapter with a large, handsome Delta 
U. monogram of elegant rose-buds. 

I'm afraid we're a little too selfish down our way — we're capturing 
the valedictories right along. Campbell received the $300 fellowship. 
In addition six sturdy '87 Delta U.'s marched on the stage to receive 
graduation diplomas. Our worthy Grand Secretary, Fred M. Crossett, 
was knighted with the degree of Master of Science.. 

During Commencement the three Delta U. proscenium boxes, with 
the Delta U. banners, flowers, and smiling faces of our charming young 
lady guests, presented a scene of much beauty and animation. We 
were pleased to have the presence of many Alumni and a large delega- 
tion from Columbia, After the exercises were over, we gathered in the 
lobby, sang Delta U. songs and gave the Fraternity yell a dozen times. 
We then adjourned with the young ladies to Clark's famous caf(6 in 
23d street, and with such charming company, singing and feasting 
closed the enjoyable Commencement of *Zt, The annual Alumni meet- 
ing was held Friday night in the University building, and was marked 
for the large number of Alumni present and the feeling of progress and 
prosperity that prevailed. 

The warriors of the Delta U. wigwam continue to add scalp after 
scalp to their gory belt Brothers Anderson and Schell, '88, have been 


enrolled as members of Phi Beta Kappa. Brother Anderson has 
received the additional honor of being elected editor-at-large of the 
Unwersify Quarterly^ an officer elected by its sabscribers. With this 
blaze of glory at our back we fall in for another year's fight in the 
glorious cause of our beloved Delta U. 


Our library recently received "The Cayuga Flora" from its author. 
Professor William R. Dudley, '74. The book contains *' A Catalogue 
of the Phanerogomia Growing Without Cultivation in the Cayuga 
Lake Basin." 

Charles W. Horr, Jr., James E. Russell, and George M. Marshall, 
received general honors at Commencement Brother Marshall deliv- 
ered an excellent address. Brothers Horr and Russell were both starred 
on the programme, and each received special mention for good work 
in their respective courses. 

Of the three honorables that were given in a certain subject at our 
last examination, three of them fell to Delta U.'s. 

During the year 1887-88, Delta U. will be represented on the 
Cornell Daily Sun by Brothers Blood and Crouch, '89. 

Since the beginning of the term we have had pleasant calls firom 
Brothers Battin, '81, and Pearson, *^i. Brothers Decker, '84, and 
Bendict, '85, were in town for Commencement week. 

Brothers Olmsted, '85; Hoffman, '84; and Bidwell, Wahams, '86, 
attended our annual reception, which took place on May 20th. 

Bryant H. Blood, '89, received the third Sibley prize for the year 

At a recent concert given by the Choral Club of Ithaca, an organ- 
ization composed of **town and gown," Fred W. Hebard, 'Zj, was 
accompanist Brother Hebard is noted for his fine accompaniments. 

Albert R. Warner, '87, was Major of the Cornell Battalion for the 
past year. Major Warner presided very gracefully at dress parade. 

Henry B. Whitney, '90, recently won several fine prizes at the 
State shoot in Utica. Brother Whitney is the champion of the 

George M. Marshall and James £. Russell, '87, intend to teach 
during the next year. Charles W. Horr will take up journalism, and 
Albert R. Warner will turn his attention to banking in Cleveland, O. 
Fred W. Hebard is as yet undecided in his plans for the next year, 
but thinks strongly of taking a post-graduate course. 

George C. Shepard, '89, who has been working in Cleveland for 
the past two terms, will return to Cornell in the fall. 

James £. Russell delivered a scholarly oration on Class Day. 

On the Woodford programme this year, Delta U. was represented 
by Warner and Marshall, 'ij. 


George J. Tansey and Edward B. Barnes, '88, delivered two fine 
declamations on the occasion of the Junior prize contest 

Edward B. Barnes, '88, has been Editor-in-chief of our college 
daily, the Sun^ for the last term, as Brother Horr's successor. 

We are happy to state that George }. Tansey, '88, has decided to 
return to Cornell to graduate with his class. 


On field day, June loth. Delta U.'s took the following prizes: High 
kick, Addison Kingsbury, '88; half-mile walk, second, Walter G. 
Beach, '88; egg race, Addison Kingsbury, '88; pole-vaulting, Beman 
G. Dawes, '90; standing high jump, Addison Kingsbury, '88; mile 
run, William B. Addy, '88; rope-climbing, second, Charles C. Waddle, 
'89; ranning high jump. Homer Morris, '90; sack race, first, Charles 
H. Smith, '90; second, William D. Stoughton, '90. Brother Kings- 
bury, '88, raised the College record on high kick by three inches; 
Dawes, '90, the record on pole-vaulting by four inches; Addy, '88, 
lowered the record on the mile run by fifteen seconds, albeit the track 
was in miserable condition. 

During the past year William A. Shedd, '87, has been managing 
editor, and William B. Addy, '88, treasurer of the Marietta College 
OHo» For the first half of the year Benjamin W. Labaree, '88, was 
personalia editor, and for the last half, Edward B. Haskell, '87, was 
on the editorial staff. 

The following prizes were taken by members of Delta Upsilon at 
this Commencement: Senior prize in English literature, the test being 
amount and character of matter read and thoroughness of reading, Ed- 
ward B. Haskell, first ($35), William A. Shedd, second ($25); Junior 
prize essay, Robert M. llbaree, second, "The British Conquest and 
Rule in India;" Walter G. Beach, third, **The Duke of Marlbor- 

Out of $130 distributed, Delta Upsilon took $75: Phi Gamma 
Delta, $5; Alpha Digamma (local), $5; Alpha Sigma Phi (local), $10; 
neutrals, $35. 

Of the graduating class, Fred. E. Comer is undecided what he will 
do. He will remain on his father's &rm for the present Edward B. 
Haskell expects to study theology, going in September to Oberlin 
Seminary for the first year of his course. William A. Shedd intended 
to study theology, but recently received an urgent call from the Pres- 
byterian Board of Foreign Missions to return at once to his home in 
Oroomiah, Persia, where the working force of the mission is greatly 
depleted and there is immediate need of a man acquainted with the 
language. He sails in August, hoping to return after two years and 
take his seminary course. 

Commencement Week. — ^Again it becomes our duty to chronicle 
the events of Commencement week. There has been but one draw- 


back to its enjoyment Two years ago the College celebrated its semi- 
centennial; last year President Eaton was inaugurated; next year the 
town of Marietta celebrates its centennial. Everybody who possibly 
could get here the last two years did so. Everybody who did not get 
here then wants to do it next year. Therefore in the present off year the 
attendance of Alumni was much smaller than usual. Still there were 
enough of them to add greatly to the pleasure of the week, especially 
of the closing banquet in our hall. On the other hand, however, there 
was an almost unprecedented number of visiting young ladies, which 
hct I should say, if I were not a member, speaks well for the popularity 
of the graduating class. 

The exercises of the week opened with the Baccalaureate by Presi- 
dent John Eaton, Ph. D., LL. D. It was delivered in the Congrqg;ational 
church, at three o'clock Sunday afternoon, from the text, ''Thus saith 
the Lord unto you. Be not afraid or dismayed by reason of this great 
multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God*s." (II Chron. xx, 15.) 
In the evening the Rev. John W. Simpson, of Cincinnati, addressed 
the Y. M. C. A. from I Kings ii, 12: ''Be thou strong, therefore, 
and show thyself a man." The personality of the speaker, himself a 
young man; his intellectual face and fine physique; together with his 
stirring words, made a deep impression. The weather was pleasant 
and the house was lull at both services, as indeed it was at almost every 
exercise of the week. At three o'clock Monday afternoon prize decla- 
mations were given by members of the Sophomore and Freshman 
Classes. We were represented by Brothers Howard W. Dickinson, 
'89, and Homer Morris and William D. Stoughton, '90. All three 
did themselves and the socibty credit by their natural, unaffected 
speaking. But unfortunately rant and agony were what took the 
judges this year. The surprise and indignation at Mr. Dickinson's 
£Bulure to receive a prize were universal, but the decision does not 
affect his merit 

Immediately after the declaiming a meeting of Phi Beta Kappa 
was held and new members initiated. Brothers William A. Shedd and 
Edward B. Haskell, '87, and Robert M. Labaree, *88, were three of 
the seven admitted. 

At the Literary Society's exhibition in the evening, four of the six 
speakers were Delta U.'s: William B. Addy and Walter G. Beach, for 
Psi Gamma; and Benjamin W. Labaree and Robert M. Labaree, for 
Alpha Kappa. At the close of the exercises the society diplomas were 
presented to the graduating class. 

At its meeting on Tuesday morning, the Alumni Association 
elected its two most important officers from Delta Upsilon, Professor 
Oscar H. Mitchell, Ph.D., Secretary; and Seymour J. Hathaway, Esq., 
Corresponding Secretary. At eleven a.m. an oration on Alexander 
Hamilton was delivered by Robert S. Fulton, Esq., of Cincinnati, and 
a poem entided "Dum Vivimus, Vivamus," by the Rev. William J. 


Lee, of St Louis, both before the Alumni. These were followed by 
the Alumni dinner. The evening was occupied by an address before 
Phi Beta Kappa by Professor Joseph H. Chamberlin. The exercises 
of graduation were held on Wednesday morning, June 29th; at ten 
o'clock. Contrary to usual custom, the orations were all delivered at 
one session instead of two. Of Delta Upsilon, Brother Edward B. 
Haskell appeared third upon the programme with the second classical 
oration, fifth honor. His subject was, "The Song of the Creative 
Days." He was followed immediately by Brother Fred. E. Comer, 
speaking on " Present Dangers in our Country." Brother William A. 
Shedd, ninth on the list, had the philosophical oration, entitled, ''The 
Conflict of Two Civilizations." It is but just to state that in announc- 
ing the honors, it was said that the difference between Brother Shedd 
and the first two honor men was almost nothing at all, and in token 
he was given the philosophical oration, no second philosophical being 
assigned as usual. 

Perhaps we may as well pause here to name over the various 
prizes, eta, taken by our Brothers of '87. Freshman year: First prize 
in entrance examination, first prize for declamation. Sophomore year : 
First prize for declamation. Junior year: One-third of first prize for 
general scholarship, prize for excellence in American political history, 
first and third prizes for essays. Senior year: First and second prizes 
for wide and thorough reading of English literature. This aggregates 
$210, as against (200 taken by all other members of the class. The 
latter was divided among three societies as follows : Alpha Digamma 
(local) $100; Phi Gamma Delta, $80; Alpha Sigma Phi (local) $10. 
Of Commencement honors Alpha Digamma took first; Phi Gamma 
Delta, second; Delta Upsilon, third and fifth; Alpha Sigma Phi, fourth. 

Among the degrees conferred this Commencement was that of D. D. 
upon the Rev. Benjamin Labaree, Mtddiebury, '54, father of Brothers 
Benjamin W. and Robert M. Labaree, Marietta^ '88. 

Our annual banquet was held in our Chapter-hall at half-past six 
o'clock Wednesday evening. Professor Oscar H. Mitchell, Ph.D., 
'75, acted as toast-master. Brother Richard G. Lewis, '76, of the 
Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, O., responded to "Delta Upsilon in 
Journalism." E. Cooke Means, '85, spoke pleasantly for the " Delta 
Upsilon Club of New England." R. Grant Kinkead, '82, being in- 
troduced as "our brother-in-law," spoke for "Delta Upsilon in the 
Profession of Law." William G. Sibley, '81, of the Racine Tribune, 
responded feelingly to " The Ladies," one of whom he married about 
a year ago. Seymour J. Hathaway, '69, was given "Old Times in 
Delta U.," but spoke rather in general of the prosperity of our Chapter, 
the interest of the Alumni in it, etc. Other responses were made by 
active members of the Chapter. At half-past-eight we adjourned to 
attend the President's levee, but a large number returned later in the 
night After passing some time in chatting, singing, etc., the greater 


part sallied forth to serenade MarieUa*s fair daughters, who have ever 
looked with &vor upon Delta Upsilon. At last (ah, that word) the 
hour arrived when we must separate, and with warm and lingering 
hand-grasps we parted as the solemn east was beginning to assume a 
lighter gray and the birds were giving an occasional twitter in their 

The following Alumni of Delta U. were present at Marietta's 
fifty-second Commencement; Douglas Putnam, the Rev. Henry C. 
Haskell, WiliioMS, '59; Seymour J. Hathaway, Marietta^ '69; Harry N. 
Curtis, M.D., '73; George P. Dye and Professor Oscar H. Mitch- 
ell, Ph.D., '75; Richard G. Lewis, '76; Frank P. Ames, '77; the 
Rev. Harley J. Steward, Ph.D., '78; Howard W. Stanley, '80; 
William G. Sibley. '81; R. Grant Kinkead, '82; John B. Webb, '82; 
Allen £. Beach and Frank £. McKim, M.D., '84; Earle S. Alder- 
man, £. Cooke Means and Charles L. Mills, '85; and Rufiis C Dawe% 


John S. Bovingdon, Emmons H. Sanford, Josiah S. Lynch and 
George W. Kennedy were our Commencement speakers, the only 
Commencement honor given by the Faculty at Syracuse. Delta 
Kappa Epsilon had two men on the same position. 

Charles S. Robertson represented Delta U. at the Sophomore ex- 
hibition held June i6th. 

Our men received class honors as follows: George W. Kennedy, 
Class Day Orator; De Witt S. Hooker, Class Historian; Walter a 
Eaton, Member of Executive Committee. 

John S. Bovingdon, '^i^ has accepted a position in the West as 
agent for Ginn & Co. ; and, as he was obliged to enter upon his duties 
at once, he could not distinguish himself as usual at the State Inter- 
collegiate Field Day, or appear on Commencement Day. At our college 
Field Day, however, he displayed his athletic superiority by taking 
the first prizes for the mile walk, the hammer throw, putting the shot, 
and the pole vault; and the second prize in the hurdle race and stand- 
ing high jump. Judson L. Transue, '89, took first prize for the hop, 
step and jump, and the running broad jump. Charles S. Robertson, 
'89, second for the 440 3rards dash; William H. McKenzie second on 
the half-mile run; Jay W. Somerville second in throwing the hammer. 

George W. Kennedy was elected manager of the ball nine but re- 
signed, preferring his old position as first baseman. Judson L. 
Transue did excellent work at third base. 

John Hyatt Hamilton, '8y, while reading law in Syracuse, has his 
quarters with us. 

On the Syracuse Herald, which we control, the editors are: Josiah 
S. Lynch, '87, editor-in-chief; DeWitt S. Hooker, '87, local editor; 
Levi S. Chapman, '89, personal editor; John S. Bovingdon, business 
manager; B. B. Brackett and J. W. Somerville, assistant managers. 



We have one Freshman pledged already for next year, Mr. Tuthill, 
a brother to one of oiir former members. Mr. May, '90, will also 
wear the Delta U. pin next fall and share the house with us. 

Richard Khuen, '88, left college the middle of June to take a posi- 
tion in Bismark, Dakota Territory, surveying for water-works. He 
was selected from a large class of engineers as the most able man to 
send. Oliver G. Frederick, '88, does not expect to return to college 
in the fall. Clarence Byrnes, '87, will work in the Bancroft Publishing 
House, California, the coming year. Arthur L. Benedict, '87, intends 
to enter a doctor's office in Buffalo. He may take post-graduate work 
at the University. Fred. C. Clark, '87, will return to college for his 
M. A. A lucrative position might entice him away however. 

The members are all looking forward with much hope to the family 
gathering in the house next year. New zeal fills each heart 

Clyde V. Nafe, '89, has been elected Vice-President of the Lecture 
Board for 1887-88. Philip R. Whitman, '89, is Corresponding Secre- 
tary of the Chapter. George H. Snow has been elected one of the 
Editors of the Oracle^ the Sophomore annual 

At our Alumni banquet, held in Haukstefer's parlors, Wednesday 
morning, a goodly number were .present J. W. Jenks, '78, one of 
the founders, was present and made a brief speech. He seemed much 
pleased with our work, and felt entirely at home, although the faces 
round him were strange. Franklin C. Bailey, '82, and Charles Hutch- 
inson, '81, were also present 

Charles Belser, '83, talks of going to Harvard next year. Jacob £. 
Reighardt, '82, Instructor in Zoology at the University, partook with us. 
He takes Professor Steers' place as Professor of Zoology during his 
absence at the Philippine Islands. Carmen N. Smith, '83, big as life, 
was on hand. Interviewed by several Detroit reporters and found to 
be there to help celebrate the semi-centennial. He is doing a thriving 
law business in Minneapolis, and also deals in real estate. Ask him 
how he likes the Lakes. Other Alumni present were Avon S. Hall, 
'84; Joseph M. Kramer, ^^"i*, Frederick C. Hicks, '85 ; Nathan D. 
Corbin, '85; Chauncey A. Wheeler, '86; Charles W. Dodge, '86. 

Ex-Governor Austin Blair, Unions '39, was in attendance at the 
celebration, but was unavoidably absent from our banquet, which, on 
the whole, was a very enjoyable affair. 


Commencement Week. — One of the best years in the history of 
Northwestern University has just closed. All departments have been 
fuller than for years past, and most of them better filled than ever 

Commencement exercises were of such a character as to form an 


appropriate finale to a successful year. A class of thirty-four, the 
largest in the history of the institution, graduated from the Collie of 
Liberal Arts. The exercises began on Friday evening, June 17th, 
with the oratorical contest for the Kirk prize of $100. The Sunday 
following was Baccalaureate Sunday, President Joseph Cummings; 
LL.D., preaching the sermon. In the evening the Rev. Dr. John 
Williamson, of Chicago, preached the sermon before the University 
Christian Association. 

On Monday forenoon, June 20th, the usual procession of students — 
but unusually laige — ^formed at University Hall and marched to the 
M. £. Church to witness the Qass Day exercises. The class orator's 
subject was "The Scholar in Politics;*' Miss Henrietta M. Coon read 
the class history, Miss Josie B. Crandon the prophecy, Mr. Guy W. 
Greenman the poem. Perhaps the most interesting and entertaining- 
part of the programme was the presentations. One member who 
has been noted for his recalcitrant qualities all through his college 
course was presented with a young mule I Another, a short man, re- 
ceived a stupendous pair of stilts to raise him to the ordinaiy leveL 
In the evening occurred the graduating exercises of the Preparatory 
School. Out of nine speakers, three ladies and six gentlemen, Delta 
U. had three representatives (prospective). 

At the Trustees' meeting on Tuesday, June 21st, Professor C. S. 
Cook, late of Dartmouth, was elected to the chair of physics. In the 
afternoon of the same day were the field day exercises. Honors for 
Delta U. were taken by Frank Middlekauff, '87, and Oscar Middle- 
kaufT, '88; the former in batting base-ball, 295 feet, the latter in one 
hundred yards dash. In the evening the anniversary and graduating 
exercises of the Conservatory of Music took place. There were thir- 
teen graduates. This department of the University, under the man- 
agement of Professor Oren £. Tocke, is becoming very popular in the 
West, and deservedly so. 

The Alumni banquet was held Wednesday evening, June 2 2d. 
Six toasts were responded to, among which was one by Brother Hugh 
D. Atchison, 'Sy, subject, "The Infants," The Alumni of this insti- 
tution (College of Liberal Arts) now number more than five hundred. 
A history of the Alumni is in preparation by Professor George H. 
Horswell. and is expected to be ready by January i, 1888. 

On Thursday, the 23d, were the Commencement exercises. There 
were twelve speakers in all. Two of Delta Upsilon's four Seniors were 
on the programme, Charles H. Brand and Hugh D. Atchison. At 
the close of the exercises the following announcement of prizes for the 
collegiate year 1886-87 was read by the Secretary of the Faculty. 
Norton Prizes in Declamation: First, Forrest W. Beers, '89, Delta U. ; 
second, Oscar Middlekauff, '88, Delta U. Deering ^say Prizes 
(Seniors): Kate M. Ailing, David H. Gloss, Frank J. Campbell, Lizzie 
A. Hill, Edwin L Shuman, Sigma Chi. Gage Prizes in Debate: 


First, Columbus Bradford, '88, Delta U. ; second, Charles H. Booth, 
'88, Phi Kappa Psi. Adelphic Oratorical Prizes: First, Hugh D. 
Atchison, '87, Delta U.; second, William H. Tuttle, '88, Phi Kappa 
Psi. Hinman Essay Prizes: First, George A. Barr, '88, Phi Kappa 
Pal; second, Charles R Thwing, '88, Phi Kappa Psi. Ossoli Society 
Prize (Ladies): Miss Cora L. Allen, '88, Alpha Phi. Herbarium 
Prize: Samuel J. Herben, '89, Phi Kappa Psi. University Scholarship 
Prize: James B. Ambrose. Kirk Prize: Edwin L, Shuman, '87, Sigma 


Commencement Week. — ^At the University of Wisconsin, the Com- 
mencement just passed has been one of the most important in the 
histoiy of the institution. Dr. John Bascom, who for the past thirteen 
years has, as President, brought the University to take such high rank 
among the colleges of the country, at that time retired, and Dr. T. C. 
Chamberlin assumed the duties of the position. Dr. Chamberlin is 
known chiefly as one of the best geologists in the country. It is hoped 
and expected that he will make a worthy successor of his most worthy 

The usual Baccalaureate sermon upon Sunday opened the exercises 
of Commencement Week. 

On Monday afternoon Class Day exercises were held. Delta U. was 
represented by A. P. Winston, who presented to the University the 
class memorial, a portrait of Professor Watson, America's greatest 
astrononcier, who died while at the head of the astronomical depart- 
ment here. 

Tuesday was given up to the Alumni as Alumni Day. In the 
morning the business meeting of the association and various class re- 
unions were held. At two o'clock the Alumni banquet took place. It 
was given in honor of Presidents Bascom and Chamberlin. Many 
toasts were given, all wise and witty. The literary exercises before the 
Alumni were held in the evening. 

On Wednesday morning came Commencement proper. Upon the 
platform Delta U. was represented by W. W. Strickland. In the evening 
the Alumni reception, with its dancing into the "wee sma'" hours, 
finished the week, and terminated the most successful Commencement 
the University has thus far held. Over one hundred graduated from 
the various departments of art, letters, law, pharmacy, science, civil, 
mechanical, metallurgical, and electrical engineering. The prospects 
for attendance next year are exceedingly bright, and all U. W. 's are 
confident that our Alma Maier has but just entered upon her career of 

At the Commencement just passed, the Wisconsin Chapter lost 
three loyal Delta U. 's, A. P. Winston, a charter member of the 
Oiapter; W. W. Strickland and C. V. Seeber, two of its earliest and 


most loyal members. Winston hopes to teach daring next year, but 
his plani are not Tally settled. Strickland too has not settled apon 
any definite plan. He will probably either return to the Law School 
or travel in the East Seeber will probably make California his future 
home and law his profession. Brother Bainbridge also expects to 
move to California. Thus already the far West has swallowed up two 
of our men, and ones that we can ill afford to lose. 


We regret very much to part with our four Seniors, Brothers 
Beatty, Conner, Rankin and Roe. 

We take pleasure in introducing to our sister chapters our new 
Brothers, Fred. T. Dumont, '89, and Clinton £. Walter, '90, who 
were initiated during the last term of the year. 

As usual we are proud of our record this year. Going down our 
roll we give the following: Harry T. Beatty, '87, was Poet on Class 
Day and had a speech on Commencement Day. He will enter Union 
Theological Seminary next year. John G. Conner, '87, delivered the 
Latin &dutatory on Commencement Day. He expects to teach next 
year. Robert J. Rankin, '87, was Mantle Orator on Class Day. He 
will enter Princeton Theological Seminary this hll John N. Roe, 
'87, had a speech on Commencement Day and was one of the editors 
of the Lafayette. He will study medicine in New York City. William 
D. Tyler, '88, is monitor of his class. Treasurer of Washington Hall, 
and took the Junior Mathematical Prize in the Technical Department 
Benjamin M. Gemmill, '89, is one of the Melange editors and also 
one of the editors of the Lafayette, Cliristian H. Grube, '89, and 
William A. Price, '89, have been appointed delegates by the Y.M.CA. 
to attend the summer school at Mount Hermon, Mass. Qinton £• 
Walter, '90, has been appointed assistant instructor in the gymnasium. 

CoMMEKCKMENT Week. — ^The cxcrcises of Commencement week 
began with the cremation of Calculus by the Sophomore class on 
Saturday evening, June 25 th. In former years this exercise took place 
after 12 a. m. on Monday, but it caused so much disturbance on the 
Sunday evening before, that the Faculty ordered it to be held from 9.30 
to 12 o'clock on Saturday evening. The procession was formed on 
the campus, and after marching through the principal streets of Easton 
they returned to the campus, where they conducted the trial of Calcu- 
lus after the manner of die ancient Egyptians. The campus was bril- 
liantly lighted by four locomotive head-lights and a huge bonfire 
prepared by the Freshmen, and several thousand people were present 
to wimess the affair. 

On Sunday morning, at half-past ten, the chapel was filled with 
students and their friends to hear the Baccalaureate sermon delivered 
by President Knox. In the evening the anniversary of the Brainerd 
Y. M. C A. was held in the First Presbyterian Church. 


The examinations of the undergraduates were concluded on Mon- 
day morning, and the graduating theses of the students in the technical 
courses were read. The Class Day exercises in the afternoon were 
good. The weather was cool and pleasant, the speeches were well 
delivered, and the audience was large and appreciative. The music 
was furnished by Hassler's Military Band, of Philadelphia. Among the 
Qass Day speakers there were only three fraternity men, two Delta 
U.'s and one Delta Kappa Epsilon. To prevent people of a question- 
able character from enjoying the promenade concert in the evening 
this year, tickets were given the students for their friends, and police- 
men were placed at all the entrances to the grounds to allow none 
to pass without showing their tickets. It was thought by some that 
this experiment would keep many people away besides those for whom 
it was intended, but the result of the evening proved that this would 
not be the case^ for between four and six thousand gayly dressed 
people climbed the zig-zag path or came in carriages to enjoy a most 
pleasant evening under the trees in front of South College. The 
music ceased at half-past ten, and at eleven o'clock the fraternity men 
began to gather at their respective banquet halls. We held our 
banquet in our Chapter-rooms, where the proprietor of the Franklin 
House served us an excellent menu. Three of our Alumni were with 
us on this occasion, Brothers A. Lewis Hyde, '87, who acted as toast- 
master; DeWitt C. Carter, '85; and William J. Burd, '87. Brother 
William W. Weller, '85, expected to be with us, but was unable to 
come. After satisfying the inner man and enjoying the toasts and 
songs we parted, well pleased with the events of the day. 

Tuesday, the 38th, was Alumni Day. The oration to the Trustees, 
Faculty, Alumni, Undergraduates and friends was delivered in the Col- 
lege chapel at nine o'clock, by the Rev. Reuben Thomas, Pastor of the 
Harvard Church, Brookline, Mass. He is an able speaker and treated 
his subject, "Social Worth,'* thoroughly. At 10 30 the Literarv Socie- 
ties held their reunions, and both halls were crowded. In Washing- 
ton Hall the Hon. William S. Everett, '57, of Chicago, delivered the 
oration on "American Institutions and Citizenship." In Franklin 
Hall the Rev. Dr. Liggett, '5 7, of Rahway, N. J., delivered the oration. 
His subject was "Elements of Success in Life." Mr. U. S. Voorhees 
was valedictorian, and Brother William A. Price, '89 , was responder. 
The class reunions proved to be unusually interesting, owing to the 
number present at most of them. These took place at 1 2 o'clock. 
The athletic sports began at 2 p.m. Carriages filled the road around 
the campus, and fully two thousand people were present One or 
two records were broken and the contests were carried on with plenty 
of spirit. 

On Wednesday morning the Commencement exercises took place 
in the auditorium of Pardee Hall, which was comfortably filled. There 
were forty-one graduates. Among the twenty speakers the honors 


were distributed as foUowSb Delta U. took one first and two 
Phi Gamma Delta, one second; Delta Kappa Epsilon, one fiat and 
one second; and Phi Delta Theta^ two second. After die speed i es the 
prizes were conferred Delta U. received one; Phi Delta Theta, four; 
and Delta Kappa Epsilon, one. The degrees were then confened 
upon the graduates, and at one o'clock the Trustees, Facnl^and 
Alumni met at the gymnasium, where the ladies of Easton bad pie- 
pared their annual dinner. The President's levee was held from 8 to 
lo p. M. Here gathered the Alumni and friends of the graduates to chat 
a little while and then say farewell, perhaps, forever, bat more probably 
until the reunions of their respective classes. 


Commencement Week^ — ^The Sophomore Qass celebrated its annual 
victory over Legendre by giving a theatre party to the College at laige 
at the Bijou Opera House. Tbis has now come to be an annual oc- 
currence and has conclusively proved its superiority over the old time 
"Triumph." The play was the somewhat ancient "Adonis," well 
known to all New Yorkers. The parquet seats were all reserved for 
Columbia students. The dress circle was prettily draped in blue and 
white, and Dixey was as attractive as ever. The performers seemed to 
enjoy the evening as much as the students themselves, and the whole 
affair was a success. 

On the evening of June ist, the Chapter celebrated the second 
anniversary of its birth by the initiation of Messrs. Maurice Gottlieb 
Gennert, '87, of N. J.; Henry Brown Turner, Jr., '89, of New York 
City; Howard Farrington Welsh, '90, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; and Wilbur 
Irving FoUett, '90, of New York City. The ceremonies were begun 
rather late owing to the non-arrival of one of the candidates. When 
the initiation of the others was about half concluded an absent brother 
arrived with the missing novitiate, who, the others having been dis- 
patched, was put through in due form and the "double initiation'' 
was happily concluded. A fat 'Mog"was then sacrificed and the 
festivities were kept up until a late hour, when the brothers adjourned, 
feeling proud of their year's work for Delta U. 

The Class Day exercises were held on the afternoon of June 2d, in 
the Library Hall. The day was beautiful and the place was thronged 
with the relatives and fair friends of the students. The hall was hand- 
somely decorated with the College colors in drapery, and the flags and 
pennants won in innumerable victorious contests by Columbia's crews 
and athletic teams. 

The exercises possessed an unusual degree of merit, the Prophet 
and Poet eliciting unusual applause. The latter part was filled by 
Brother George G. Saxe, Jr., who during his course has amply 
evidenced the fact that some of the genius of his late lamented uncle, 
John G. Saxe, has descended upon him. Owing to the efficient 


arrangements of the Qass Day Committee, on which Delta U. was rep- 
resented by Brothers Eytinge and Stone, the affair passed off with an 
nnasaal degree of ecldt, and will long be remembered by the College 
at large. At the conclusion of the exercises the Brothers held an in- 
formsd reception which was attended by some fifty ladies and gentlemen 
and friends of the Chapter, at the Chapter-rooms, which are con- 
veniently situated about a block from the College. The earlier hours 
were spent in looking over the Chapter's scrap-books, pictures, me- 
mentoes, etc., and later dancing and the singing of Fraternity songs 
were indulged in to a late hour, when our guests departed, the ladies 
declaring unanimously that Delta U. was "just the nicest society in 
the world." We might be allowed to remark, reciprocally, that if any 
of the brothers wish to find the pick and flower of the gentler sex they 
have but to come here and meet the circle of Delta U. ladies in New 
York City and vicinity. 

On this same evening the Phi Beta Kappa society held its annual 
meeting at the College. The oration was delivered by Professor C. 
Sprague Smith, of Columbia, who discoursed at some length upon 
"The American University." By the amendment adopted last year 
only those who have attained an average of ninety per cent, or over, for 
the full course are eligible to membership in the Columbia Chapter of 
this society. Consequently there were but eight men elected out of 
the Class of '87, three of whom are Delta U. 's — Brothers Gasten, White, 
and Gennert 

One of the pleasantest times which this Chapter has experienced 
took place on June 3d. On the afternoon of that day fifteen members 
of the Columbia Chapter and two members of the New York Chapter, 
with our worthy Chief, Brother Fred. M. Crossett, to marshal us, met at 
the foot of Thirty-third street and embarked on the steamer Sylvan 
Glen, en route for Huntington, Long Island, the home of Brother 
Warren £. Sammis, '87. The weather was salubrious and there were 
few people on board, so practically the steamer was chartered for our 
benefit The journey was beguiled in singing, banjo playing, and the 
thousand and one diversions known only to college boys. After a de- 
lightful sail of two hours we landed and were driven in carriages to the 
mansion of Brother Sammis. After passing the remainder of the after- 
noon in ball-playing and roaming the fields, we sat down to a table 
quaking beneath the weight of epicurean viands, and feasted and made 
merry until comfort compelled us to desist The next thing on the 
programme of festivities was the visiting of the "principal points of 
interest" in the surrounding country. The scenery by moonlight was 
greatly enjoyed, and the inhabitants were in turn surprised, delighted 
and, apparently, alarmed at the wondrous bursts of music in the form 
of the Fraternity yell and songs, which filled the midnight air as our 
caravan swept by. The rest of the night into the small hours was 
passed in singing, athletic performances by the Freshmen, a drill of 





the battalion by the "Major," etc. At last tired with our revelrj we 

sought our rooms (four in a room, all the rooms on one floor), but 

not to sleep. Snowy clad figures were frequently seen passing silendy 

(?) from room to room, and the thud of the feather cannon-ball re- ^ 

verberated through the halls. Silence at last reigned however and we 

slept the sleep of the weary. In the morning the steamer bore us to 

our homes, and thus ended one of the happiest events in our history. 

The Commencement was held as usual in the Academy of Music 
on the morning of June 8th. The same number of exercises was fol- 
lowed as for numberless years past. After the opening of the exer- 
cises by the Rev. Dr. Duffie, the Chaplain, the Greek Salutatory Poem 
was delivered by Charles Knapp. He was followed by Brother Will- 
iam Gasten, who delivered the Latin Poem, "De Republica Futura." 
After an interval of music came two English orations, one delivered 
by Brother William S. Barstow on "The Principles of Greek Educa- 
tion." It was generally admitted to be the best written and delivered 
oration of the day. Two more English orations followed, and then 
came the awarding of prizes and conferring of d^ees. The Alumni 
prize to the most deserving and faithful student of the Senior Class, 
which for two years past has been held by our Chapter, we are happy 
to report has again fallen to us, the recipient being Brother M. G. 
Gennert He also receives the Tutorial Fellowship in Science. 
Brother H. W. Merchant receives the Freshman Schola^hip in Greek, 
and Brother W. J. Warburton the Freshman Scholarship in English. 
One of our pledged Sophomores receives the Sophomore Scholarship 
in Latin. Brother Nelson G. McCrea, who is a Tutor in the College, 
received the degree of Ph.D., and Brother O. J. Cohen that of M.A. 
After the conferring of degrees and awarding of prizes the exercises 
were closed by the Benediction by the Chaplain. 

Of our men who graduated this year. Brothers Barstow, Eytinge, 
Stone, White, and Snyder will go into business; Brother Brush wiU 
turn his attention to journalism; Brother Gasten will take a post-grad- 
uate course at the College; Brother Gennert has received the Tutorial 
Fellowship in Science; Brother Saxe has accepted a position as in- 
structor in Greek in a school in the city, and will attend lectures at the 
Medical School; Brother Sammis will enter the Law School J 


At the Commencement exercises the degree of civil engineer was 
conferred upon Brother Benjamin A. Cunningham, '87, and Charles P. 
Pollak, '87; and the degree of mechanical engineer upon Brother 
John M. Howard, '87, and Otway O. Terrell, '87. Benjamin A. 
Cunningham, 'Sy, and Luther R. Zollinger, '88, were editors of the 
Engineering journal during the last year. Zollinger was also editor-in- 
chief of our college annual, The Epitome, Harlan S, Miner, '88, 
was also an editor of The Epitome. John M. Howard, '87, had one 


of the six Commencement orations. His subject was " The Labor 
Problem." He was also a member of the lacrosse team. Benjamin 
A. Cunningham, '87, was captain of the base-ball team this year. At 
the trial and execution of Olney's Calculus, Lester C Taylor, '89, was 
Judge, and Pearce Atkinson, '89, Sheriff. 

Commencement Week. — Exercises of Commencement week began 
on Sunday, June 19th, with services in the new Packer Memorial 
Church, on which occasion this magnificent structure was used for the 
first time. Taking for his texts P^lms viii, 4-6, and Hebrews ii, 8, 
9, The Rt Rev. Nelson S. Rulison, D.D., Assistant Bishop of Central 
Pennsylvania, preached the Baccalaureate sermon. The eloquent 
words and impressive manner of this most able man held the attention 
of the large congregation, and will long be remembered bv the Class of 
'87. Bishop Rulison's assistants in the service were the Rev. Dr. 
George Pomeroy Allen, the Rev. C. Kinlock Nelson, and the Rev. 
Dr. Francis J. Clerc. 

An enjoyable feature of Commencement week was the reception 
given on Monday evening by G. B. Linderman, '87, to his class- 

Qass Day exercises were held upon the campus on the afternoon of 
Tuesday, Tune 21st The Allentown Comet Band preceded the clasa 
as it marched to the platform erected for the purpose under the shade 
of the noble trees on the campus. After a selection by the band the 
president of the class welcomed the audience, and then was proposed a. 
toast to "Old Lehigh," which was drunk by the class, who then gave 
the University cheer. Brother Charles P. Pollak, the Class Poet, then 
read a poem, in which he exhorted his class-mates to ever continue the 
glorious career which they had begun at Lehigh. After the Prophecy 
and a toast to "The Class of '87," the class presented its Alma Mater 
with " a token of recognition and gratitude" for what it had received 
from her, in the form of some beautiful and substantial granite steps. 
They are situated on the eastern ascent of the terrace and present to 
the passer by the following inscriptions neatly worked in the stone, 
"L. U.," '"87," "Presented by the Class of 1887." President 
Lamberton in a few well chosen remarks accepted the steps on behalf 
of the University. The class ivy was planted next, and entering the 
new church a brass tablet containing the class motto and the name of 
each member of it was placed upon the wall. On this occasion Brother 
Otway O. Terrell delivered an appropriate oration, in which he alluded 
to the past, and said that four years ago graduation was the goal toward 
which they struggled. Now having attained that goal they found it 
but a gate to their entrance into life. In the evening the Junior recep- 
tion to the Senior Class was held in the gymnasium, which was very 
prettily decorated for the occasion with the college colors, brown and 
white, and groups of tennis racquets, lacrosse sticks, and the prize and 
championship cups won by the Juniors in foot-ball and base-ball were 


displayed. Music was famished by Hassler's orchestra, and the whole 
afifair seemed to be a combination of good things, and a time well ap- 
preciated and long to be remembered by all who attended. 

On Wednesday evening, General Francis S. Walker delivered an ^ 

address before the Alamni Association on "The Labor Problem of 
To-day." Later in the evening came the President's reception, which 
was as usual a very enjoyable a£fair. 

Each Sophomore class in its turn endeavors to institute some new 
ceremony of disposing of Olney's Calculus. Instead of the usual 
cremation, the Class of '89 substituted the mock trial and execution. 
The Lehigh Theatre was used for the occasion, and on account of the 
rain none of the exercises were held in the open air. The rising of the 
curtain revealed a court scene arranged after the form of the English 
Courts, and the Judge and other court officers arrayed in appropriate 
costumes. After the opening of the court and empaneling of the jury, 
the indictment was read, and the prisoner, Edward Olney Calculus, 
pleaded "not guilty." The attorney for the prosecution claimed that 
the prisoner was guilty of filling a bomb with differentials, int^rals, 
and other fearful things, with malicious intentions towards the Qass of 
'89. This the attorney for the defense denied, claiming that the 
prisoner had been misunderstood. After taking the evidence of wit- 
nesses the jury brought in a verdict of guilty of murder in the first 
degree. The judge, Brother Taylor, then sentenced the prisoner to 
be hung by the neck until dead. The Sheriff, Brother Atkinson, then 
took the prisoner in chaige, and soon Edward Olney Calculus had 
Buffered the full penalty of the law. 

UNivERsriT Day. — On the morning of Thursday, June 23d, a large 
and appreciative audience assembled in the Packer Memorial Church 
to witness the Commencement exercises of the Class of 'Sj. The 
Bethlehem DaUy Times alluded to the forty-three graduates as "the 
battle-scarred veterans of the one hundred and twelve who entered 
Lehigh four years ago." After the delivery of six orations. President 
Lamberton awarded certificates to seven men in the course in advanced 
electricity and then conferred the following degrees: B. A., 3; B. Ph., 
2; B. S., 2; C E., 15; M. E., 11; B. M., 8; A. C, 2; E. M., 3. 
After a few well-chosen remarks by the President, Bishop Howe pro- 
nounced the Benediction and the college year was closed. 

In accordance with a custom established one year ago, our Chapter 
held its second annual Alumni banquet on Wednesday evening at the 
Fraternity rooms on Main street The steady increase in the number 
of our Alumni is a sufficient assurance that these most enjoyable 
spreads will ever be a prominent feature of Commencement week to 
«very Delta U. man. 


CoxxsNCEXXMT Weex. — ^The week began with Class Day, Friday, 


Jane loth. The weather was all that could be desired, clear, bright, 
and just cool enough to be comfortable. The morning trains from 
Boston brought out crowds of visitors, while from the more immediate 
neighborhood of the Hill there was a continual outpouring of people. 
'87 had spared no pains or expense to make the day most enjoyable to 
all. Carter's band, of Boston, consisting of twenty-five pieces, fur- 
nished music for the day and evening. 

The chapel exercises began at 10.30 A.M., and consisted of the 
oration, poem, history and prophecy, interspersed with selections by 
the band. Next was the dinner, which was followed by a band con- 
cert The campus exercises, beginning at 3 o'clock, were particularly 
interesting. The following programme was carried out: Tree oration, 
presentations to lower classes, smoking the pipe of peace, class song, 
and class ode. The exercises of the afternoon were brought to a close 
with the class march, under the direction of the Marshal of the day. 
The Delta U. spread given in the Bamum museum was attended 
by a small but sociable company, and was a very enjoyable part of the 
day's proceedings. By the way, enjoyment and sociability seem to be 
characteristic features of Delta U. gatherings everywhere. 

To many the most pleasant of the day's events was the evening 
dance in the gymnasium. Its interior was tastefully decorated, and 
the exterior was hung with Japanese lanterns. The floor was thronged 
with gay dancers and the walls were lined with spectators, notwith- 
standing the fact that the number of invitations issued was limited, as 
some learned to their sorrow, who, without receiving an invitation, at- 
tempted to pass the guardian of the peace at the door. The music 
was of the best quality and was highly praised by all. 

'87's Class Day, probably the best at Tufts (thus far) came to a close 
in sufficient season to enable the students to escort their ladies home 
and return to the Hill before sunrise. 

Of the Gass Day offices, three were held by members of the Delta 
Upsilon. Historian, Wilson L. Fairbanks; Class President, True W. 
White; Marshal of the day, Alva £. Snow. 

The Baccalaureate sermon, delivered by President Capen on the 
following Sunday, was listened to by an audience that completely filled 
the Goddard Chapel. 

Tuesday, June 14th, was Alumni Day, the exercises being as fol- 
lows: Annual meeting of the Alumni Association; literary exercises of 
the association; meeting of the Tufts College Club of Boston, and 
collation. In the evening of the same day, the Stuft Club, a dramatic 
association composed of students of the College, gave an entertainment 
at theMedford Opera House. Two plays, "The Cool Collegians" 
and ''The Rose of Amiens," were presented to a highly appreciative 
audience. The proceeds of the entertainment were given to the foot- 
ball association. 

The thirtieth annual Commencement took place on Wednesday, 



June 1 5th. This ^ear the exercises were in general the same as usoal: 
Graduating exerases and conferring of degrees, 10.30 a. x.; Com- 
mencement dinner, I to 4 P.M.; President's reception, o to 10.30 p.m. 

Of the seven Commencement appointment^ Delta Upsilon ob- 
tained three: Wilson L. Fairbanks received the third in the regular 
course, also taking the highest honors in the classics; Frank O. Mel- 
cher and Harry W. Hayes received the first and second honors respect- 
ively in the course of civil engineering. Among the invited guests of 
the day were Senator Hoar and Lieutenant-Governor Brackett. 

The Commencement dinner, with its accompaniments, was perhaps 
the most interesting feature of the day. Some four or five hundred sat 
down to the repast, taxing the seating capacity of the gymnasium to its 
utmost President Capen began the after-dinner speaking by review- 
ing the progress of the College during the past year. He was followed 
by Lieutenant-Governor Brackett, Senator Hoar, the Rev. Dr. Miner, 
former President of the College, and others. In the evening President 
Capen gave the customary reception to the Alumni and friends of the 
College, successfully closing the College year of 1887. 

depauw uNivERsmr. 

Our record for the past year is as follows. Prizes: Second DePauw 
oratorical prize, Elmer K Meredith, '87; third DePauw oratorical 
prize, William L. Laufman, '87; first, prize essay preparatory school, 
Herbert M. Briceland, '91. Honora: First-class, Philosophy, William 
L. Laulman, '87; Physics, Elmer £. Meredith, '87; Music, John F. 
Meredith, '87; second-class. History, Ray C. Best, '89. Class Officits: 
Orator of '87, John F. Meredith; President of '91, Herbert M. Brice- 
land. Officers of Philo Literary Society: President, John F. Mere- 
dith, '87; Vice-President, Elmer E. Meredith, '87; Vice-President 
elect, Ray C. Best, '89. Commencement Orators, William L. Lauf- 
man, John F. Meredith. 

During the past year Delta Upsilon has taken as many prizes as 
any other fraternity at DePauw, as will be seen by the following table: 











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Commencement orators 

Notwithstanding it is her first year and her numbers are nearly 
doubled by some, she has also taken all the first-class honors that were 
given this year, and has secured her share of all other desirable offices 
and positions. We have fitted up our hall in fine style, and have added 
a great deal of new furniture and other attractions to it 


We wish to return our thanks to Syracuse, Lehigh, and Cornell for 
the annual publications which they have kindlj sent us. 

Although we have had a little rough sailing, yet we are in fine con- 
dition and have high hopes and know that we shall succeed. To be 
second to none in DePauw University is our constant aim. 

CoMMKNCEMENT Week. — ^The Uuivcrsity has just completed the most 
prosperous and eventful year of its history. This year marks its semi- 
centennial. During this time its attendance has increased from 85 to 848. 

The exercises of Commencement week began Thursday evening, 
June 1 6th, with the graduating exercises of the preparatory school. 
There were 28 members in the graduating class, four of whom were 
pledged to Delta Upsilon. Brother Herbert M. Briceland, one of the 
four, was awarded the first of the prizes offered in his literaiy society 
for the best essay on any subject to be chosen by the writer. His 
subject was " Reforms." 

On Friday evening, June 17th, the second annual commencement 
of the School of Music took place in Meharry Hall. Several certifi- 
cates for harmony, counterpoint, fugue, and form were given; also a 
diploma for voice culture. The number of students taking music this 
year is 318, an increase of 134 over last The school is having wonder- 
ful success under the good management of its Dean, Professor James 
H. Howe, of Boston, Mass. 

At 8 o'clock P.M. on June i8th, the Philological and Platonian 
Literary Societi& held their annual commencement exercises, consist- 
ing of valedictories and reply orations. Brother John F. Meredith 
being President of Philo, and C. E. McNett of Plato. 

At 10.30 Sunday morning. President Martin delivered the Bacca- 
laureate sermon in Meharry Hall to a very large audience, and ended 
with a stirring address to the graduating class. At 3.15 p.m. the 
annual lecture was delivered by Ex-Senator James Harlan, LL.D.,'45. 
The address before the historical society was delivered at 7.30 p.m. by 
the Rev. J. H. Barth. 

On Monday the art exhibit took place in the art halls. The enroll- 
ment of the Art School is 73 this year. At 10 o'clock of the same 
day the Cloud prize contest in declamation came off, and the reading 
of the philosophical prize essay. The De Pauw contest in oratory, 
which is looked forward to as the crowning prize contest of the year, 
in which three prizes, the first of $50, second of I30, and third of |2o. 


are given, took place at 3 o'clock p.m. on Monday. We had two men 
in the contest, and were so fortunate as to get both second and third 
places. Brother Elmer £. Meredith, subject ''The Problem of 
Destiny/' took second, and William L. Laufman, subject "The Per- 
manence of our Government," took third. At 8 o'clock p.m. Dean 
Howe conducted the third annual festival of the School of Music 
The oratorio of "Elijah" was given by an orchestra of 37 members 
and a chorus of 1 50 students of the school Brother John F. Meredith, 
'87, was leader of the bassi and also sang in the quartette. 

Tuesday, June sist, was set apart for the celebration of the semi- 
centennial of the University. Addresses were delivered by ex-Gov- 
emor Albert G. Porter, LL.D., '43; Bishop Bowman, D.D., LLbD., 
Chancellor of the University, and others. The exercises were intro- 
duced by a hymn written by John Qark Ridpath, LL.D., '63, set to 
music by Dean Howe, of the music school, and sung by a select chorus 
and the college quartette. 

On Wednesday, at 10, occurred the contest for the Beveridge medal 
in oratory and the Porter prize in>otany. At 2 p. m. b^gan the memorial 
exercises in honor of friends and benefactors deceased during the year, 
of whom our honored benefactors, the Hon.W. C DePauw and Robert 
McKinn, were among the number and are most sincerely lamented. 
Several appropriate songs composed for the occasion by Dean Howe 
were sung by the college quartette and a select chorus. Addresses 
and biographical sketches were delivered in honor of the deceased. 

The graduating exercises of the Senior Qass began Thursday morn- 
ing at 8 o'clock. The class consisted of 47 members, of whom three 
were Delta U.'s, viz., Elmer K Meredith, John F. Meredith, and 
William L. Laufinan. Delta Upsilon had two of the Commencement 
orators. Brother John F. Meredith spoke on "The Press, Oppres- 
sion's Foe;" Brother Laufrnan on "Victor Hugo and France." After 
the orations, which were interspersed with choice music, had been 
delivered, many presents, gifts of flowers, and compliments were 
received, of which Delta U. received a good share. Dr. Martin then 
proceeded to confer the degrees upon the graduating members. 

Thus ended one of the most prosperous years of the University, 
and she bids fair to have even greater success in the future, as her 
financial standing has been made more than secure by the generous 
gift of the Hon. W. C. DePauw, 


It is intended to make this department a supplement to the Quinquennial 
Catalogue published in 18S4, and with this object in yiew, 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 of this department, 
Cha&lbs S. Eytings, 326 West 5 ist street, New York, N. Y. 


'43. Samuel E. Warner, Editor of the lUusirated Christian Weekfy 
died recently. 

'44. The &mil7 of Josiah Lasell, a prominent mana&cturer, of 
Whitinsville, Mass., has given 130,000 to Williams College to make 
up the expense to the corporation of the new gymnasium above special 
contributions made for that building. The first $5,000 for it was given 
bj Mr. Lasell. The $30,000 is given by the widow and son. The 
building will be known as the Lasell Gymnasium. 

'46. Thomas C. Ingalls, at one time engaged in the manu&cture 
of twine at Toddsville, Otsego County, N. Y., died at his residence 
in Newark, N. J., in November, 1886. 

'47. The Rev. Thomas H. Rouse is residing at Belleview, Marion 
County, Florida. 

'47. '' The Hon. David A. Wells returned firom his trip to South 

America and the British West Indies in good health after an unusually stormy 
passage. He brought home a collection of tropical products, embracmg star- 
apples, plantains, pomegranates, nutmegs and mace, cocoa, yams, almonds, shad- 
docks, mangoes, cmnamon, suear-cane, guayas, etc. It is seldom these products 
are seen here just as nature yields them. He had bread fruit and other fruits, but 
they could not be kept until ne reached Norwich.'* — Norwich (Cotm,) BuiUtin, 

'48. The Hon. John G. McMynn, at the June meeting of the 
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin, was elected Secretary 
of the Board. Brother McMynn is the first member of the Board who 
has held this position. His address is 811 State street, Madison, 

'59. The Rev. Henry C. Haskell^ whose son, Edward B., of 
the Marietta Chapter, graduated this year, has resigned his pastorate at 
Harmar, Ohio, to return to mission work in Bulgaria. He left that 
country in 187a, after residing there for ten years. His work is 
expected to be chiefly in the Collegiate and Theological Institute at 
Ssunakov. He will probably sail in September. 

'61. The Rev. William P. Alcott, of Boxford, Mass., was recently 
installed Pastor of the Congregational Church at Linebrook. He has 
always devoted a large share of his time to scientific research. While 


in college he was a member of the L N. H., and was a member of the 
Greenland expedition in i86o. He has a herbarium containing 4,000 
species of plants collected bj himself in Egypt, Arabia, Syriay Soathem 
Europe, Greenland, and our own country. 


'39. Dr. James M. Austin, at the time of his death, in New Yoik 
City, December 2, 1881, was Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of 
Masons of the State of New York, a position he had filled for 28 years 
and 6 months. He was Past Grand High Priest of the General Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the United States; an Inspector- 
General of the 33d and last degree of the Ancient and Accepted 
Scottish Rite; a member of Howard Lodge No. 35, F. and A. M.; 
Phoenix Chapter No. 3, R. A. M.; and Morton Commandeiy No. 4» 
Knights Templar. The statements on p. 193 of the Quaktbrlt for 
June, 1886, concerning Brother Austin, are in the main incorrect 

'40. George A. Gates was admitted to the Bar in 1843, and prac- 
ticed until his death, January 20, 1886, at Rodman, N. Y. He was 
elected a Justice of the Peace in 1847 and held the office until 1883; 
was Justice of Sessions 1853-57; and was Supervisor 1874-78. At 
the time of his death he was 67 years of age. 


'46. The Rev. Dr. Ransom B. Welch, LL.D., was one of the 
speakers at the opening of the Seaside Assembly in August, at Key 
East, N. J. 

'59. At a special meeting of the Medical Society of the Coun^ of 
Albany, held at Alumni Hall on Tuesday, December ss, 1885, the 
following memorial was unanimously adopted by the society: 

"The Medical Society of tiie County of Albany desires to place on record the 
sadness with which its members hare heard of the deaUi of their associate. Dr. 
Norman Lbslib Snow, who has passed away in the prime of his life. He was 
most highly esteemed for his worth as a fellow member, devoted to the interests of 
the society, a valued contributor to its scientific work, and a good adviser in its 
management and policv; as a physician, able in council, honoring the profession 
hv his learning and skill, and presenting to the community much tluit makes up our 
ideal of what the physidan should be; as an associate, kind and courteous, con- 
siderate to all, ready to give help and support at every call; as a man, large in his 
estimate of life, possessing more than a narrow professional mind, of vaned cul- 
ture; an instructive companion, a trustworthy advocate, a good friend. We desire 
that an expression of our hieh estimate of lum and of our sincere sense of loss at 
his death should be sent to nis &mtly, with expression of our sympathy, and that 
the same, with a memorial, be entered upon the minutes of this soaety. 

Frederic C. Curtis, M.D., 
Joseph Lewi, M.D., 
£. A. Bartlett, M.D., 
T. K. Perry, M.D., 
O. D. Ball, M.D., 




'84. Eugene A. H. Tays is located at Topolobampo, Sinaloa, 
Mezica Brother Tays is chief engineer for the A. and M. P. Rail- 

'86. Frederick S. Randall is residing at Rochester, N. Y. He is 
reporter for the Morning Herald of that city. 

'87. The degrees of A.B. and C.E. were conferred upon Nelson 
M. Redfield, of Rochester, N.Y., at Commencement last spring. Prior 
to his graduation he received an ofifer to join a staff of civil engineers 
who are about constructing an extensive railroad in Northern Tennes- 
see, which he accepted. 


'56. Edward B. Bradbury is to be addressed at 35 Benevolent 
street, Providence, R. L 

'70. The New York Tribune for March 11, 1887, contains the 

'< There has been considerable excitement at Aubumdale, Mass., for several 
days, owing to the sudden death of the Rev. William S. Howland and 
his wife, returned mistionaries from India. Mrs. Howland died on Saturday 
and her husband died on the Monday following, after a brief illness. Two 
of their children are now ill. The Rev. Mr. Howland was a missionary to India, 
and in his stay there of thirteen years had with him his wife and children. On ac- 
count of his wife's health he was obliged to return to America. His wife having 
relatives in the town of Monson, Mass., the family went there, and after remaining 
for some time came to Aubumdale. They took up their residence at the Missionary 
Home^ a house, as its name implies, for the accommodation of missionaries who 
have returned from their field of labor. The cause of Mrs. Howland*s return was 
her frequent attacks of pneumonia. For a time after her return she seemed in bet- 
ter health and it was hoped that the change would cause her complete cure. But 
a short time ago she again fell ill and the doctors agreed that sne was suffering 
from pleuro-pneumonia. Her husband, who had gone to Montreal on buaineas, 
was sent for, and he returned as quickly as railroad trains would carnr him. But 
he arrived in time to see his wife gradually sink to rest, being with ner only two 
days before she died. While attendins to the wants of his sick wife, Mr. Howland 
was himself taken ill. He rapidly failed and lived only forty-two hours after he 
was first attacked. 

" William S. Howland was bom in the Island of Ceylon in 1845, and was eldest 
son of the Rev. W. W. Howland, who is still a missionary there. Young Howland 
came to this country and fitted for coUeee at Monson Aoulemy, was graduated at 
Amherst in 1870, and at Andover Theological Seminarr. In 1870 he became ac- 
quainted with Miss May L. Carpenter, of Monson, ana married her after he was 
graduated from Andover. They shortly afterward sailed for India, being assigned 
to the Madeira mission. Miss darpenter was a graduate of Mount Holyoke Semi- 
nary in 1870. She was of the same age as her husband." 

'71. The Rev. Otis Cary, Jr., has for the last eight years been a 
missionary in Okayama, SouUiem Japan. As a result of his efforts and 
those of his co-laborers, there is in that city one of the most efficient 
churches in the whole empire. Its membership is now about three 
hundred and fiify; and there are as many more baptized Christians in 


the smaller churches in the out-stations. Christianity has here been 
embraced by the better classes of people, so that this diurch has many 
men of influence and not a few who are effective preachers. Brother 
Gary will probably visit America next year for needed rest and re- 

'73. Frank H. Loud is director of observations of the Colorado 
Meteorological Association, Colorado Springs, Colo. 

'81. William A. Knowlton is to be addressed at X05 Summer 
street, Boston, Mass. 

'83. David B. Rowland is an editor of the Springfield, Mass., 

'85. Qarence M. Austin has changed his address from Skaneateles, 
N. Y., to 99 Dearborn street, Chicago, IlL 


'78. The Rev. Henry T. McEwen has been elected to the pastor- 
ate of the Fourteenth Street Presbyterian Church in New York City. 

'84. James F. Cross graduated this spring from the Yale Theolog- 
ical Sichool. For the present he is at his home in Hudson, Ohia 
Brother Cross was said to be the best base runner on the Yale nine. 

'84. George C. Ford has recently finished his law course at Har- 
vard and expects to practice in Cleveland, Ohio. 

'84. Arthur C Ludlow, who has just graduated from Union 
Theological Seminary, has been regularly installed pastor of the Miles 
Avenue Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, Ohio. 

'84. George R. Mathews has just completed his course at Yale 
Theological School, and will spend next year in Europe. 

'87. Frank Kuhn will study law in Cleveland, Ohio. 

'87. Charles C. Stuart contemplates medicine for his profession. 

'87. George A. Wright will remain at home in Bellevue, Ohio, 
during the coming year. 


'59. The degree of Ph.D. was conferred upon Professor David 
Robinson, of Kansas University, Lawrence, Kan., at commencement 

'63. The Rev. Volney A. Sage has resigned the pastorate of the 
First Baptist Church, in Cuba, N. Y., and has accepted a call to the 
First Baptist Church in Perry, N. Y. 

'63. Jacob A. Hoekstra is President of the Rochester Free Acad- 
emy Alumni Association. 

'63. Joseph R. O'Connor was one of the speaken at the annual 
exhibition of the Mechanics' Institute. He was called upon as a repre- 


sentative of the press. Brother O'Connor was again this year the poet 
for the Alumni, a position which he also held last year. These facts do 
not necessarily show that Brother O'Connor is the only poet among 
the Alumni of the University, but they do show that he is, at least, 
among the best 

'63. The name of Rossiter Johnson appears among the contribu- 
tors to the first volume of Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biog- 

"Messrs. Ticknor & Co., of Boston, will publish in the autumn Mr. Rossiter 
Johnson's Examiner articles, with the title ' Short History of the War of Seces- 
sion.' They will be rerised, and enlarged about one-half^ and will be freely illus- 
trated with maps and diagrams. A number of subjects will be discussed for which 
there was not space in the articles as first written, such as our foreign relations and 
the blockade, the work of the sanitary and Christian commissions, etc. This book 
will be the best history of the civil war, in brief compass and for popular use, yet 
published." — The Examiner, 

'66. The Hon. Alexander B. Lamberton, who has already made 
himself prominent in financial circles in this city, is at present en- 
gaged in the erection of a new block on East Main street 

*Tj. Adelbert Cronise sailed for Europe a short time ago. Brother 
Cronise intends to take an extended trip through several of the Eastern 

'83-84. The degree of A. M. was conferred this spring upon Frank 
W. Foote, Principal of the Cawnpore Memorial School, Cawnpore, 
India. Fred. E. Lent, '84, who is teaching in this State, received the 
same degree. 

'84. George S. Sweezy, of Batavia, N. Y., a student at the Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary, will supply the pulpit of the Presbyterian 
Church at Stone Church, N. Y., during the season. 

'84. Alexander Watt was chosen as one of the six speakers from a 
class of twenty-one at the commencement of the Rochester Theological 
Seminary. Brother Watt's subject was " Intolerance in the Church." 

'85. Joseph H. Hill has been engaged as Professor of Greek for the 
following year at Chaddock College, Quincy, 111. 

'85. At the dedication of the Eighth Ward Baptist Mission Chapel, 
an address was delivered by James R. Lynch. Brother Lynch is a 
student in the Theological Seminary, and during the past year has 
been acting as pastor of this mission. 

'86. William K Loucks, who for the past year has been teaching 
in Pennsylvania, will enter the Theological Seminary here in the fall. 

'86. Ernest N. Pattee has been teaching at his native place the past 
year. The coming year Brother Pattee intends to take a year's post- 
graduate course in the chemical laboratory of the University. 

'86-87. Wallace S. Truesdell having resigned his position as Pro- 
fessor of Latin and Greek at the Canandaigua, N. Y., High School, has 


been elected to the same chair at the DeLand College, Florida. Fred. 
A. Race, '8j, accompanies him, having obtained the chair of modem 
langnages in the same institution. 

'87. Cordand R. Myers, Fred. £. Marble, and Benjamin Otto will 
enter the Theological Seminary this fall. Arthur I* Smith intends to 
commence his medical studies, and Herbert A. Manchester expects to 
enter Auburn Theological Seminary, 


'75. The Rev. J. Preston Searle, of Somerville, N. J., sailed for 
Egypt on the Arizona June 28th. 

'76. The Rev. Peter H. Milliken presided at the meeting of the 
Alumni of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. 

'79. The Rev. Cornelius Schenck, formerly of Manayunk, Pa., 
was installed Pastor of Trinity Church, Plainfield, N. J., on June 30th. 

'84. The Rev. Peter S. Beekman was ordained and installed as 
Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church at Glenham, N. Y. , on June 23d. 

'84. The Rev. William P. Bruce was installed Pastor of the Green- 
ville, N. J., Reformed Dutch Church on June 12th. He was married 
to Miss Lizzie Gordon at New York on June 23d. 

'86. Lewis B. Chamberlain will enter the New Brunswick Theo- 
logical Seminary next fall 

'86. Elmore DeWitt is engaged in engineering work on the Penn- 
sylvania, Slatington and New England Railroad. 


'72. The Rev. Orson P. Bestor, Pastor of the Baptist Church at 
Madison, Wis., is to be addressed at 940 Spaight street 

'72. William V. Kellen was elected Secretary of the Boston Branch 
of the Association of the Sons of Brown University at the fourteenth 
anniversary, at Young's Hotel, Boston, Mass. Brother Kellen has 
recently published a new law book, "The Index Digest of the Massa- 
chusetts Reports," which has been highly commended. From a local 
paper we extract the following criticism: 

'* KeUen*s new Massachusetts Index Digest is the rieht book in the right place. 
It giTes a ready and instemt reference to the great body of law contained in the 
Massachusetts Reports, and, as a reviewer states it, 'one who puts this book in his 
satchel and starts out with it, carries the whole adjudicated law of Massachusetts 
wherever he goes.* It contains over one thousand pages, and the price is only 
$6.50 ntt, 

'74. "The Rev. Orrin P. Gifford, of the Warren Avenue Baptist 
Church, has accepted a call to Chicago at a salary of $8,coo per year, and wfll re> 
sign his pastorate in this city at an early day."— ^^/«m HeraU^ Mey a8, 1887. 


'75. Franklin H. Brown resides at iia River street, Norwich, 

'77. Frank A. Spence is with the Thoms(m-Houston Electric 
Company, 123 Federal street, Salem, Mass. 

'80. Henry G. Hardy has disposed of his business in Boston and 
has gone to Kansas City with the intention of locating there. 

'81. Charles £• Hughes, of New York City, finished last spring 
the course of lectures at the Columbia College Law School, which it 
became his duty to deliver when he gained the Prize Fellowship three 
years ago. The class surprised him by presenting him at the close of 
his services with a fine gold watch. Brother Hughes has been for some 
time past a member of the legal firm of Carter, Homblower & Byrne. 

'8 1 . Charles C. Mumford was married on April 2 7th to Miss Emma 
Van Slyck. 

'82. Stewart Chaplin is practicing law in New York City with 
offices at 40 Wall street He resides at loi East 39th street. New 
York City. 

'83. Ray W. Green, who graduated from Harvard Medical School 
in '86, and who has been house physician in the City Hospital, Wor- 
cester, Mass., from August to May, is now house physician at the 
Lying-in Hospital, Boston, Mass. 

'84. Edward P. Tuller, Pastor at the Branch Avenue Mission, has 
been called to the First Baptist Church, Newport, R. L 

'84. George M. Wadsworth, since October, 1886, has been Prin- 
cipal of the Willard Grammar School, Quincy, Mass. 

'85. Horace E. Brigham is a member of the firm of George B. 
Brigham & Sons, Boot and Shoe Manufacturers, 3 Blake street, West- 
boro, Mass. 

'85. Joseph H. Lord welcomed on the 19th of February his first 
child, a girL 

'85. Norman L. Richmond was elected Recording Secretary of 
the Alumni Association of the Northwest at a meeting held in Chioigo 
on the 27th of ApriL 


'74. Professor John H. Comstock is Secretary of the Section of 
Biology of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 
and President of the Entomological Qub of the same association. In 
August the professor expects to deliver an address before the associa- 

'74. Professor William R. Dudley, now Professor of Botany at 
Cornell, sailed on the 25 th of June for Scotland, where he begins his 
travels through Europe. Ptofessor Dudlqr will be absent from the 


Univeraity for one year; daring that time he will study mediods for 
teaching botany. 

'75. Professor Edward L. Nichols^ of the University of Kansas, 

has lately been appointed to the chair of physics in Cornell University. 

Speaking of this appointment, the Ithaca Journal for July a ist says: 

**The tesdmonr is mumimous that Profiessor Nichols is a brilliant ezperi« 
menter and an exceUent lecturer. While he is a very industrious worker in the 
laboratory, he has good social qualities, as well as the inyaluable characteristic of 
ambition and good health. During the past five years he has published numer- 
ous papers read before the American Aswciation, and mar confidently be relied 
upon to keep the work of the laboratory here prominently before the scientific 
world. The University is to be oongratulated on having so promptly and appar- 
ently so successfully filled this very important chair." 

'76. Charles B. Wheelock is engaged in the insurance business 
at 75 State street, Boston, Mass. 

'77. The following is from an editorial paragraph in the New York 
Medical Journal tot VL^j^dti 19, 1887: 

'* We are glad to observe that Professor Gage has lately issued another of the 
concise and exceedingly dear working manuals uiat he seems particularlv dever in 
producing. The one in question is entitled ' Notes on Microscopical Methods,' and 
IS designra as a companion to the author's * Notes on Historical Methods.' " 

'81. ''A course of six lectures has just been given at Cornell Uni- 
versity on 'Pathogenic Bacteria and their Relation to Hygiene,' by Theobald 
Smith, M.D., of the Class of '81, Chief Assistant in the United States Bureau of 
Animal Industry. The lectures were largdy attended by the £&culty and students, 
and were supplemented by a paper before the Agricultural and Natural History 
sodeties on the three diseases wnich are commonly confounded under the term 
* swine plaeue,' but which Dr. Smith has shown to be caused by three distinct 
germs."— Wew York Trihme. 

'81. Erwin W. Thompson has recently become manager of the 
Southern Cotton Oil Co.^ at Montgomery, Ala. 

'83. Charles H. Anderson has been elected President of the Lehigh 
Drainage and Mining Company of St Louis, Mo. They have thirteen 
good paying and well-developed mines ready for the extraction of the 
ore as soon as the shaAs are drained. 

'85. At San Bernardino, Cal., June 12, 1887, Bertiand H. Fisher 
was married to Miss Blanche Livingston of that place. Brother Fisher 
went West two years ago, and has met with marked success as a civil 

'85. Henry C. Olmsted has decided to enter the Cornell Law 
School for the year 1887--88. 

'86. AUyn A. Packard is to be addressed at Room 76, Turner 
Building, 304 North 8th street, St Louis, Mo. 

'86. Charles H. Hull is to spend the summer in France and Ger- 
many. He sailed on June 25th. 


'86. Frank W. Shepard, who recently started as transit-man on 
the California Southern Railroad, has been promoted to the position of 
division engineer. 


'74. The Rev. Edward D. Kelsey is the enthusiastic, enterprising 
and successful Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Cutchogue, Long 
Island. In February he began publishing a breezy little monthly paper 
called the Cuichogue Visitor. Its object, as stated in the first number, 
is "to reach religiously many people who never come under Gospel 
influence directly." The paper pays its way wholly through its adver- 
tisements, and large numbers are accordingly printed for free distribu- 
tion to non-subscribers. 

'75. Professor Oscar H. Mitchell, Ph. D. , has had under his tuition 
a club studjdng the Algebra of Logic. He is an original investigator in 
this line, having contributed one of the papers in the volume entitled 
' ' Studies in Logic " by members of Johns Hopkins University. He has 
been highly complimented on his development of a subject almost 
wholly new, but half a dozen treatises of any consequence having been 
written upon it 

'75. The Rev. John Rusk, Ph.D., is to be addressed at 657 East 
avenue, Cincinnati, O. 

'75. John E. Sator, attomey-at-law, resides at 47^ South High 
street, Columbus, O. 

'81. William H. Slack having resigned the position of Auditor for 
the Marietta, Columbus and Northern Railroad, has gone to West 
Superior, Minn., three miles out of Duluth. He is widi a real estate 
and loan company. 

'83. William W. Kinkead, M.D., located at Nashville, Tenn., was 
recently elected Vice-President of the Davidson County Medical Asso- 

'84. Daniel D. Davies and Rees R. Lloyd graduated from the 
Union Park Theological Seminary (Congregational) of Chicago at its 
commencement towards the close of April. The latter was one of the 
ten chosen by the class to appear on the platform on that occasion. 

'85. Charles L, Mills is engaged in the boot and shoe business at 
Marietta, O. 


'75. The Rev. Edward Everett is at present located at Cedar Lake^ 
N. Y. 

'77. The Rev. Phillip Price is taking a course at the School of 
Expression in Boston. 


'78. The Rev. James E. Ensign is engaged in the Y.M.CA. woik 
at Omaha» Neb. Ajb a result of his labors a large association build- 
ing is soon to be erected. 

'79* The Rev. Edmund B. Gearhardt has been transferred from 
Monroeton to Troy, Pa. 

'79. The Rev. Charles W. Rowley has returned from his Western 
trip and is now preaching at Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 

'83. Frank W. Hemenway has been engaged in teaching near hi^ 
home at Zionsville, Ind. 

'82. The School BuUeim for April contains an able and interesting 
article by Professor Nicholas Knight, of Cazenovia Seminary, on ''Sci- 
ence in G)mmon Schools." 

'83. The Rev. DeForrest O. Chamberlayne has joined the Southern 
California Conference, and is situated at Anaheim, Cal. 

'83. The Rev. Charles F. Sitterly, Ph.D., has joined the New Jer- 
sey Conference, and is now preaching at Chester, N. J. 

'84. The Rev. Ezra S. Tipple, Ph. D., who recently graduated with 
honors from Drew Theological Seminary, has entered the New York 
Conference, and is now stationed at St Luke's Church, New York 
City. His address is 108 West 41st street, New York City. 

'85. Professor Frank H. Wood, who is teaching at Granville, N. 
Y. , spent several days during the spring vacation visiting at our Chapter- 


'78. John B. Johnson, Professor of Civil Engineering in Washing- 
ton University, in October of the last year published, through \^ley k 
Sons, of New York, a text-book on surveying. At the b^;inning of 
the present year one edition had already been exhausted. 

'79. Jesse F. Millspaugh, Superintendent of the Salt Lake Colle- 
giate Institute, resides at 523 East 2d South street. Salt Lake City, 

'83. Samuel C. Tutthill was married to Miss Mary Pierce, of 
Bartlett, 111., last Februaiy. His present address is Omaha, Neb., 
where he is engaged in the building business. 

'84. Charles W. Carman is Principal of the Lansing, Mich., 
High School His address in Lansing is 113 Walnut street 

'84. Winthrop B. Chamberlain, now located at Mixmeapolis, 
Minn., is the happy fother of a little girl. 

'84. Arthur C. Stanard graduated this spring from the Harvard 
Medical School. 

'85. Joseph H. Drake, Principal of the High School at Battle 
Creek, Mich., received his Master's Degree last June. 


'86. Fred C Hicks ia to be addressed at 13 Maple avenue, 
La Forte, Ind. 

'86. George C Schemm has finished his course at Jefferson Medl~ 
cal Collie, Philadelphia. He is now practicing in ^ginaw, Mich., 
his home, together with an old physician of that city. 

'86. William H, Sherzer intends to retain his position as Principal 
of the Saginaw High School another year. 

'86. Channcey A. Wheeler is teaching at Ottawa, 111. His address 
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